'OPSKA DAILY STATU- JOTJ
t & k 4 VJ?
!2rLii?3 & Sells Accountant
rails to Arrive, as Expected.
lieported fie Will Come
ON A SEW-
State's Bookkeeping Methods
Are lieinr, Overhauled. ;
Plan Followed in Treasury Has
While D. C. Morris, the Haskins &
Sells repi esentalive'' who 'investigated
the slate treasury .department, is ab
sent from the' city on "h(s mysterious
mission, his . assistant, W. II. Reed, is
said to lie at -work on the preparation
fit a proposed change in the present
system Qf accounting in use in the of
fice of the state treasurer.
In the eo::rs of the treasury investi
gation, nuir.ci-ous changes, in the book
keeping system nnve suggested them
selves, and it is understood that these
changes will be embodied in a report to
governor. Though nothing has been
given out concerning the progress of
this work, the undei standing is that it
is practically completed, and will be
ready for Mr. Morris' inspection when
To put into effect any charters of rad
ical nature in the bookkeeping systems
may require an net of the legislature.
It la likely that some of the changes to
be recommended will require such an
act. A man who is familiar with the
"A foiir manufaotui ing concern is al
ways changing its bookkeeping meth
ods!, to lit advanced ideas. Everv year
the accountants are expected to point I
out S'!W-vays in which the bonkkeep- j
lug can ,h
improved. The business I
Every other department of
tne Wor k is improving and enlarging;
v hy shouldn't the accounting depart
ment nisi) improve?'. So the big manu
factories at o as ;i rule up to (late in
very highest f
ilroads, in which the j
rm of modern account- j
incr is exemplified. The accountants!
gel'togelbcr every little while and talk'
over methods, and plan improvements.;
"But in state arid municipal ac- j
counting, the old methods are used!
year after year, and nobody makes any
change. The stale or the municipality
grows, but the same old bookkeeping
systems ;ire in use. often the meth
ods which wen- ad'mate when install
ed are entirely inadequate for in
creased business. Hut each succeed
ing official is. perfectly satisfied if he
can drop inio the rut followed by his
predecessor. Resides, the law is very
often an obstacle in the way. The
law requires certain books and certain
systems, and lawmakers do not real
ise tiie neoessi'y for change."
To find out what the law requires,
atul how accounting systems can best
Vie adapted to present laws is piart of
the w ork of the exnert who under
takes to establish a new system. It is
aiso up to him to say how the law
should be ch inired to provide for fur
ther betterments. This requires an ex
tensive study of the law in order that
the proposed new-system may pick all
the loose ends aroi- 'make one set of
books fit into ;iiw.hrt
The books now in use at the state
house for keeping tire records of the
state of Kansas are said to be too
cumbersome tor the amount of in
formation which they contain. The
information needed is all there, but
it is not so handled-that it is readily
accessible for reference.
After the scheme of improvements
is decided upon, the biggest part of
the work and expense is in opening up
the new set of 'records. The data
obtained In the old books have to be
dug out and put into the shape need
ed, for the new accounts. This prepa
ration of the records .for the change
sometimes requires a vast amount of
"Will lloch Pay the Hills?
It is up to Governor Horh to decide
whether or not the state shall pay
Haskins SMIs the $25 per dav
for which their contract calls for ail
the time that Mi-. ?Jorris has been ab
sent from Tnpeka. He has now been
gone about six weeks, and no pay
had been drawn for him since De
cember 1 3.
When asknl what he would do about
the payment of the $25 per day Gov
ernor Hoeh said:
"I haven't decided. T will have to
wait and investigate the matter."
If it can be show n to Governor Finch's
. (lisfaction that Mr. Morris has been
actually at work for the state since he
has been away, pf course the bills will
be paid- F'.ut all such bills must be
O Ked by the governor before the war
rants are drawn.
W. H Ile.-d. Mr. Morris' assistant,
said: "There is no doubt, that Mr. Mor
ris has h'n hard at w-ork on this re
port during his absence. It is a big
undertaking to get such a report in
Mr. Mori is was expecied to arrive in
Topeka the middle of last week. He
has not yet come, hut the rumor Is that
he has left Xew York and will be here
Within the next few days.
IS HE A STUDENT?
Chinese Sunday School Scholar Claims
That He Is.
St. Louis. Jan. 6. The t'nited States
circuit court of appeals has been asked
to decide whether Liu Hop Fong, an
Omaha Chinaman, who is a Sunday
School scholar, is a student in the eves
of the law. or whether he should be de
ported on the ground that he is an il
I ..- -i Chinese resident of the t'nited
States. The case is most unusual. Pa
; rs of appeal were filed in the clerk's
ef'iee of the T'nited States circuit court
of appeals Saturday.
It is rarely that a case in which a
Chinaman is Interested is appealed, but
this one was appealed from the decision
of United States Commissioner Gustave
.Anderson of Omaha to the United
States district court and when Judge
William H. Munger affirmed the flntj-h-.gs
of Anderson, it was appealed from
that tribunal. Fong is 27 and came to
America in 199.
ITick Invents Sliding Pad.
Cleveland, -Ohio. Jan. 6. Elmer
Flick, has joined the ranks of the
Cleveland ball players who have be-
eoine inventors. It s a new wrinkle in
the way of a sliding pad about four
Inches wide and a foot long. It is at
tached at the top. to the belt inside
i;e; trousers, and at the bottom to the
of the garment. Its virtue lies in
be i-a' thin enough for comfort and at
trie same time elastic and soft enough
f ir a protection.
MoGHAW AND TOO SLOAN.
.Manager of the Giants and the Great
- Jockey Partners.
New- York, Jan. 7. John McGraw,
manager of the world's champion
giants, and Tod Sloan, . the greatest
jockey of his time..have completed ar
rangements for the opening- of a bill
iard and pool parlor at Forty-second
street and Broadway in the room made
famous by the late Frank Ives when
he was the champion of the world.
McGraw and Sloan will operate fif
teen tables. The tables will be works
of art and the highest priced ever
placed in a billiard room in the world.
There will be facilities for all classes
of billiardists the three-cushion play
ers as well as the balk-line artists.
The Iowa Congressman Makes Public
Some Family History.
Washington. Jan. 6. Another
chapter was added today to the epi
sode of Mrs. Minor Morris, the wife
of a well known physician, who was
forcibly ejected from the White
House "anil placed in the house of de
tention under the mistaken belief
that she was a dangerous crank who
had designs upon the personal security
-of the president.
Representative Hull of Iowa, broth
er of the woman, who on the night of
the trouble announced that he had
had no dealings for years with his
sister because she was a crank, and
refused to express any sympathy with
her rough treatment, issued a formal
statement exposing to public gaze the
"The deplorable events of the ptist
few days seems to render it necessary
for one to make a statement," he says.
"in the beginning I desire to bespeak
the kindly consideration of the public
for the members of my family promi
nently connected with the unfortunate
affair. 1 can not believe the public
specially interested in the domestic
difficulties of any one and greatly de
plore the necessity' for making any
statement whatever. I certainly would
not s.n- or do anvthine that would un-
necessarily reflect on my sister and
ask those who may read what I have
to sav to cast the" mantle of charity
over all of us. the trouble negan on
the death of my father and has been
continuous ever since. It is charged
that T violated the provisions of his
i will: that I failed to file a codicil to
his ..in .,t all. and I understand it is
f,Vther charered that I forged part of
the will. These are very serious
charges and if true I would be not
entitled to ever associate with decent
people. The charge was made first in
Mr. Hull says that he was left execu
tor of the estate without bond: that he
forwarded the will aria codicil to the
probate judge at Pueblo, Col. He fur
nished copies of the correspondence
with with the probate judge and of the
courts of records for two years to show
that charges made by Mrs. Morris were
These records show that the sister
fought the payment of any money to
her brother. M. A. Hull, for the care cf
Lhe father for two years.
Representative Hull states he con
tributed out of his own pocket towards
that support. The court allowed the
brother $1,600 for this maintenance.
In conclusion Representative Hull
says: "On family matters 1 cannot en
ter into any controversy with others.
There are things that come into the
lives of families that cause profound
sorrow and the mantle of charity can
only make thf fn Cridarftbfe.J I again be
speak the oiiiskfei-ale; and charitable
judgment of the great public in consid
ering the acts of my sister in this most
SUIT FOB 545,000.
Bat Masterson Says He Was Wrong
i w hat he was reading about as quiciciy
Xew York. Jan. 6. "Rat" Masterson. I as it left his lips.
1'nited States deputy marshal, is now I A motion was put that the whole
pursuing witii venomous vigor. Detective j thing be left over to the next meet
Sereeants John F. Tinkr and B. V. I me Df the committee. Bauer insisted.
who arrested htrn, as lie claims.
without a shadow of warrant, three years
aeo, and Former Chief of Detectives Ti
tus, who ordered Maslers.m and a friend
photoeraphed and measured. Masterson
is suing Titus for $2a.0fJ and each of the
detective sergeants for SVl.OaO.
Masterson has just settled, out of court,
a suit for STi.'xh) against Geo. A. Snow,
a rich Mormon. Snow reported to the
police that he had been robbed by a
"fake" faro game when in a trip to New
York three years ago. The detective ser
geants arrested Masterson and a friend,
James F. Sanders, athletic trainer of the
I .eland Stanford, jr., university of Cali
fornia. A SKATING CONTEST.
Roller Champions of England
America to Contest.
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 6. Harley Dav
idson, claimant of the world's roller
skating championship, and Albert
Cookson. who holds that title' in Eng
land, have arranged a series of three
races for the championship of the
They will compete in three one mile
races on three nights. The first race
will take place next Tuesday. David
son is confident of defeating his
English rival and says a third heat
will not be necessary. The men will
compete for a purse of $500.
PENNIES TO MARK THE TRAIL.
Kansas School Children Will Be Asked
On January 29 (Kansas dayi the public
schools of the state will be asked to take
up a "penny collection" for the purpose
of piecing out the $1.ono which the last
legislature appropriated for the purpose
of purchasing monuments to mark the
old Santa Fe trail through the state.
The Daughters of the American Revolu
tion are backing the plan and they are
receiving the co-operation of the state
superintendent. I. L. DayholT. - A long
programme of proposed recitations and
songs has been prepared by tiie D. A. R.
and wall be printed in full in the next is
sue ctf Mr. Dayhoff's educational paper.
It will occupy about ten pages of space.
"Of course it is not supposed." says
Mr. Payhoff. "that each school wall give
the whole programme, but it is all sub
mitted, and each teacher can select what
ever portions seem best suited to the
needs of the school. Each puppil will be
given an opportunity to contribute a
ny. It the plan is generally followed this
will bring in a. large sum of ni.iney to
heip out in the patriotic work of mark
ing the trail. The l.mto appropriated by
The legislature is entirely inadequate."
There has been considerable difference
of opinion about the advisability of ask
ing the school children for this supple
mental contribution. George Martin, sec
retary of the state historical society, hns
Vieen in favor of going ahead with the
.Si.tViO appropriation, and putting in as
many of the monuments as possible. But
tiie committee representing the IV A. R.
had the deciding word, and they thought
that $!,"' would have to bp spread out
too thin to do the marking in the way it
should be done.
DATE IS MARCH 10.
(Continued from Preceding Page.)
speak for Menoken. This idea of mov
ing cutting any figure with people is
no good. Most of the people who move
go no farther than across the road, any
way." Then John Ostrand, deputy sheriff,
started a real genuine little scrap. He
made a motion that, the candidates
present retire, recommend a date for the
primary and report it to the committee
"That was done two years ago," de
clared P. H. Forbes"ani was unsatisfac
tory. The committee is elected to do
this work. It should not be shifted.
We should exercise the duty cast upon
C. S. Elliott asked that the motion of
John Ostrand be laid o.i the table.
Ayes and noes tied. Division and a
standing vote was called for. A count
ing of noses brought another tie. The
matter was forgotten as quickly as
some one asked for the consideration of
"the previous question."
"What is it?" yelled a half dozen.
"I don't know," answered the chair
man. "You got me. "I'm -up a tree."
A. r. Bauer declared tha.t Ostrand's
motion was out of order "because you
cannot amend a substitute but once."
C. S. Elliott got back on Ostrand's
.motion attain of leaving the matter to
the candidates. "The question is sim
ple enough." he said. "We ought to do
that ourselves. If you want to vote for
the power to be taken out of your
bands why vote for for '. ! "and Mr.
Elliott stopped short, stuck. The crowd
cheered and howled. The joke was on
the rrst as well as himself. Everybody
was "balled" up.
Then A. D. Bauer moved that the ac
tion be taken on the previous question
the motion that April 7 be the date of
Somebody yelled: "These kind of
proceedin's don't go!" Someone else de
manded light on what was being- talked
"What is the motion or the question?"
chimed in three or four together. An
other man came in late and wanted in
formation. Chairman Philips finally got the ball
to rolling and had the committee vote
on April 7. It was turned down by a
February 17 w-ent down to a similar
inglorious defeat: February 24 fell un
der another storm of noes.
"March 10." shouted the1 chairman.
"All in favor say aye."
"Aye," came like a volley out of a
"No!" But Captain Philips waited in
vain. The silence was painful. Not a
dissenting voice raised itself.
Entries Close January 17.
A little skirmish pieceded the naming
of the date for the closing of nomina
tions. January IS at noon was named
by A. I). Bauer. C. P. Hiller thought
January 27 a good day. As a compro
mise some one suggested Wednesday,
January 17, at 6 p. m. It carried. John
Gardiner, the secretary of the commit
tee announced that he should be at the
county clerk's office the entire after
noon of January 17 to receive entries.
Then came a prolonged wrangle over
the time of the day during which the
primaries would be held. Eight to six,
ore to six. one to seven, eleven to six,
eleven to seven all these were moved as
appropriate hours. The committee had
gotten into a "moving" spirit and ran
away with the privilege like an unbri
dled horse. But it was all good natur
ed. Some of the farmers declared that
there w as no need to hold open, in the
country later than five, while others
declared that - seven Was not any too
late. The argument waxed warm. Fin
ally Bauer got up and with an imper
sonation' of oratory worthy of a college
professor in elocution announced that
"one to seven al! over the county
would be the best thing to do." The
motion carried with a whoop.
Some New Rules.
A. D. Bauer, who is chairman of the
committee on the revision of rules got
up to make his report. He read it
through at length. It embodied many
minor details, with some prominent
ones, and the committee forgot about
however, that the change in the first
rule ought to be considered now. It
provided that the chairman of the
committee shall hereafter be elected
by the committee itself and not at
the primaries. In support he said:
"As it now is, a candidate for chair
man has to bear the same expenses
as any of the candidates. He is sub
jected to the same identical grind.
Then, too, the chairman ought to be
in accord with the committee. Had
Dr. Lindsay been elected last time,
he would have been at outs with the
committee. Those two points are
The committee looked upon the
matter favorably and passed it with
out a dissenting vote. The remainder
of the changes were left for disposi
tion at the next meeting of the com
mittee. Principal among them is the
election of persons in the place of
committeemen who have removed
from their precincts. It provides the
direct election by the committee with
out any recommendation from con
Assessments Are High.
The executive committee met after
the regular committee had adjourned
and imposed assessments upon candi
dates. They are as follows: Sheriff.
$60: county clerk, $50: register of
deeds, $60; probate judge. $60; clerk
of the court, $50; treasurer, $50;
county attorney, $50; coroner, $25;
surveyor, $25; superintendent of
schools. $35; county commissioner.
$25; representative, $10: member of
the county central committee. $1.
The assessments must be paid bv
6 o'clock p. m., January I". They
are just about the same as two years
TWO NEW STATES SURE.
Poll of House Shows Enough Votes to
Pass Joint Measure.
Washington, Jan. 6. A poll of the
house of representatives has just been
completed by Representative Watson
of Indiana, the Republican whip. He
has reported to the leaders that
enough Republican votes are available
to secure the adoption of a rule to put
through the Hamilton statehood bill,
providing for the admission of the
pen-'four territories as two states. . There
have been rumors that enough insur-
gent Republican members intended to
oppose the programme of the Repub
lican leaders to defeat it with the
united support of the Democrats.
But Mr. Watson has counted noses
and entertains no doubt of the pro
gramme being put through. There
fore the statehood bill will be made
the regular order on Monday, dis
placing the Philippine tariff bill, and
after a limited debate a. vote will be
taken which will result, unless the
leaders are disappointed, ia its passage
SEES SYSTEM'S HASP.
Lawson Calls ScliifT's Plea for Elastic
Currency a Squeal.
Boston, Mass., Jan. 6. Thomas W.
Lawson has sent to every member of
conerress and of the cabinet a reply to
Jacob Sehiff's sensational prophecy of a
panic unless a more elastic currency is
provided. Mr. Lawson's letter reads'.
"Schiff's speech was Inevitable. It is
the 'system's' first definite squeal. .This is
"There is plenty of money for all legit
imate purposes, but our country, having
awakened to the 'system' game,- wdll not
send its balances to Wall street. Just
then my revelations compelled thfc 'sys
tem' to bid up stocks to protect its rotten
structure. This doubling of price values
has increased Wall street's demands for
money. Hence, unheard of money rates.
"Now, the 'system' has Its own stocks
and with prices way up where it wants
them is render to unload on the public,
but the public will not bite. Therefore,
the only possible chance left for the 'sys
tem' is to get rates down in the hope
that brokers can induce the gambling
public to buy them on margins.
"President Roosevelt, who is thorough
ly posted on the game, and watching it
as a terrier does a. rat hole, will allow no
relief to the 'system.' The deadlock is
now perfect, and the 'system,' suspended,
must strangle, drop or kick.
"The Rogers-Rockefeller-Standard CM-Stiliman-City
bank gang are not blue rib
bon public kickers, so they got their first
lieutenant, Jake Schiff, to yell so that
President Roosevelt would be fooled into
thinking that it was the Rothschild in
fallible combination, but our president is
21. lias his upper and lower teeth cut.
and in this case has locked his jaws and
dropped the key overboard."
LOOKING FOR COREY.
Woman and Boy Called at the Du
quesne Club After He Had Left.
Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 7. An incident
giving rise to another sensational
chapter in the Corey marital troubles
occurred tonight at the annual dinner
of the Carnegie Steel officials, at the
Duquesne club, when a woman and a
youth about 14 years of age, answering
the description ot Mrs. Laura Corey
and her son, appeared at the club and
inquired for Mr. Corey.
Mr. Corey had left the club previous
ly, it being 11:30 o'clock when the
woman and boy entered the club, using
the private entrance. Upon being told
Mr. Corey was not there, both left.
W. E. Corey was present at the an
nual banquet of the Carnegie Steel
officials. During the afternoon the
regular monthly meeting of the heads
ot the subsidiary concerns of the
United States Steel corporation was
held. Arrangements had been made
for the evening gathering at the Du
quesne club, which has become to be
an annual function of the steel offi
cials. An elegant banquet was served
after which there was an informal
number of toasts.
Mr. Corey, it was stated, was in
especially good spirits during the even
ing, but never once did he speak of the
estrangement with Mrs. Corey, or of
the reports of the alleged contempla
tion of his resigning his position.
Everything indicated he was assured
of his re-election at the meeting of the
directors of the Steel corporation next
Mr. Corey left the dinner shortly
after 11 o clock, leaving the banquet
hall with A. C. Dinkey, president of
the Carnegie Steel company. Many of,
the other guests remained at the club
and it was while they were there en
joying a social chat that the woman
supposed to be Mrs. Corey called and
inquired for Mr. Corey.
It was reported about the -.-club that
the woman was Mrs. Corey and. those
who recognized her would neither con
firm or deny the rumor. Those re
maining until early this morning gos
siped considerably about the Corey
family affairs after the visit of the
woman in search of Mr. Corey. It was
even intimated that a reconciliation
had been effected between them. Con
firmation of the matter at this hour is
Says He Has No Authority to Inter
fere in Tolla Case.
Washington, Jan. 6. The request
of the Susan B. Anthony club of Cin
cinnati asking President Roosevelt to
use his influence with Governor
Stokes of New- Jersey to secure the
commutation of the sentence of death
imposed on Mrs. Antoinette Tolla, of
Haekensack. N. J.. was received at
the White House today. In response
the following statement was made:
"The president says he has no au
thority to interfere in this case and
he will not do so."
Where Life Is Long.
Senator Tillman and a colleague were
discussing the question of the sajubri
ousness of various sections of the coun
try. "Well." said Mr. Tillman, "if the
healthfulness of a region is indicated
by the mer3 longevity of its inhabitants,
then I think that Asheville, North Caro
lina, must have the palm. As an illus
tration of how long-lived the people are
thereabouts, we Carolinians are fond of
telling this story:
"A visitor from the north asked an old
gentleman where he was born and how
old he was. The old chap replied: T
was born here in Ashfeville, and am
seventy years old.' 'Oh!' exclaimed the
Yankee, 'as you appear to be as hale
and hearty as a man of forty, I've no
doubt you'll live to a ripe old age. How
old was your father when he died?"
' 'Father dead!' said the old man,
looking surprised, 'Father isn't dead!
He's upstairs putting grandfather to
bed!' " Success.
Sure to Die.
was a good girl.
Nora was a good girl, but dearly
loved to wheedle the "missis" out of
an extra half day off once in a while.
One morning Nora, busily engaged
with the week's washing, asked:
"Could I get off Sunday, mum, to go
to my brother's funeral, mum?" Says
the "missis:" "Why, Nora, this is only
Monday. You don't mean to tell me
that they are keeping your brother's
body a whole week?"
"Oh, no, mum: he isn't dead yet,
but the funeral will be next Sunday."
"But, my good girl, how can any
doctor say today that a man will be
dead in a week from now? Many a
person given up for dead has lived to
a. good old age."
'.'The doctor has nothing to do with
it. mum. my brother is sentenced to
be hanged on Friday next." Boston
A Minister's Appetite. . ..
A certain minister applied to -.his
church for an increase of salary.
"Salary!" cried one of the members.
"Salary! Why. I thought you worked
for souls." "And so I do," meekly
replied the impecunious minister,
"but I cannot eat souls, and if I
could it would take a good many souls
the size of yours to make a decent
meal." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"My fiancee is a true daughter of the
"Just think of the number of mothers-in-law
vou will have." St. Louis Post-Dispatch--
THREE WOMEH PERISH.
Another Breaks Her Leg la a St. Louis
St. Louis, Jan. 6. In a fire at 4
o'clock this afternoon at the boarding
house of Mrs. Erskin Reed, 1611 Mis
souri avenue, three women lost their
lives and one woman broke her leg in
leaping from a second story window to
escape the flames.
The blaze originated in the base
ment from the furnace and spread
rapidly through the three story brick
Three bodies were found in the
bath room, fully clothed, apparently
having run there in an effort to make
their escape. A roof is just below the
bath room window, and it is thought
the intention tvas to jump to this and
escape to the ground. One man whose
name has not been learend, climbed
out to the roof and was rescued by
The flames are believed to have at
tacked the front stairway, the only
means of exit from the second to the
first floor, and to have cut off escape
in every way.
While the fire was at its height,
Mrs. Hilger, 70 years of age, appeared
at a second story window, amid the
flames and smoke that poured forth
and without a moment's hesitation,
leaped boldly to the ground. A man
named Meyer, a butcher, who was
watching the blaze, stood underneath.
Understanding her intention, he braced
himself beneath the window and
caught her, breaking her fall. Both
went to the ground but neither was
seriously injured. The large crowd
present cheered the man's brave
MRS. PAULINE HERMAN, 48
years, a boarder.
MISS JEWELL REED, 17 years,
daughter of proprietor.
MRS. PULVER MACHER, 3 5; of St.
Mrs. Hilger, 70, leg broken.
FINE BIRDS HERE.
Seventeen Hundred Feathered Beau
ties Are Expected Tomorrow.
Seventeen hundred birds, and all of
them too aristocratic to be eaten will
be on exhibition this week commencing
with Monday. Sixteen hundred of these
grand , dames and knights of the roost
were received Satuftlay evening and one
hundred more will be received Sunday
with scattering offerings on Monday.
There will be a noise like a chicken
yard in the Auditorium and a some
thing else like a but that is something
which will have to remain a deep, dark
secret until you get there.
All of this is the Kansas state poultry
show which holds its seventeenth an
nual exhibition. Indications that the
enries will be largely in excess of last
year are indeed bright, already the
number received are better by over 100
than the total number on exhibition in
There is a strong showing of birds
from states other than Kansas, Mis
souri, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma. Ala
bama and Illinois are all represented.
The poultrv fanciers from Missouri
are especially numerous, twenty-six
of them from various towns in that
state. Of the counties m Kansas, Mc
pherson is in the lead thus far and
150 birds entered are from McPherson,
Jefferson. Riiev and Douglas counties
are pushing McPherson hard for first
honors. The prizes which nave oeen
offered to the counties making the
best showing of birds arcr responsible
for this fierce rivalry.
The judging of the birds will com
mence right away Monday. "We are
going to rush this judging so that all
the ribbons will be distributed by
Thursday," said Secretary Owens.
The following are some of the most
prominent exhibitors from others states:
Nebraska, Raymond Stryker, Lincoln; O.
K. Imm. Milford: T. S. Whitcomb, Beat
rice; P. H. Gibson. Hamilton. Missouri-
Miss Lillian Shull, Lexington: Alonzo
White. Palmyra; J. G. Gates. Spickard ;
Mrs. W. Popham, Chillicothe; O. P.
Clarke, Chillicothe: T. Applegate. Spick
ard; Mrs. Melvin Gregg, Stanbury; E. C.
Branch. Lee's Summit; M. W. Jones,
same; C. J. Yarrington, Princeton; J.
Snapp. King City; N. Burkholder. Spick
ard; P. S. Lamb. Sedalia; W. C. Knorpp,
Pleasant Hill: W. C. Sharpe, Independ
ence; A. C. Miller. Lee's Summit; Lewis
Mutton, Garden City; R. B. Bridgeman,
Oregon; J. K. Weener, St.. Joseph;
Frampton Morton. King City; Sirs. C.
Hunting. Kansas City: J. B. Moore, Mex
ico; Courtis Edmonston, same; SI. H.
Mueller. Boonville; George Thorpe, Ash
ley; MeKinney & Co.. Maywood. Ala
bama S. B. Farrell. Birmingham. Okla
homa C. 1. Bickerdike, Sand Creek.
TWO SHOTS HEARD.
Man and Woman Found Dead in a
St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 6. Frank Eib. a
clerk for the Pacific Express company,
and Lizzie Ellington were found dead
this afternoon in a rooming house with
bullet holes in the head of each. Two
shots were heard after a long quarrel
between the couple. It is believed Eib
shot her and then killed himself. Miss
Ellington is the daughter of S. J. El
lington, a prominent merchant of
WOMEN WILL RULE NATION.
Chancellor MeCormiek Says This Will
Happen Within 00 Years.
Pittsburg, Jan. 6. Chancellor S. B.
MeCormiek of the Western University
of Pennsylvania believes that event
women wili outdistance men in all
walks of life. He addressed the Cur
rent Topic club in the Eighth Street
Temple. Most of the members are
women. "It is my prediction that in
fifty years from now the women of
this country will outclass the men.
both in business and in the public af
fairs of the country," he said. "I base
my assertion on the fact that at pres
ent in the high schools throughout the
United States the girls outnumber the
boys four to one. A number of uni
versities have placed a limit on the
number of young women they will re
ceive." LOCAL MENTION.
Gus Fogle, of North Topeka, who,
has been ill at Stormont, will return
to his home Monday.
One of the Santa Fe emploveyj at
the shops is 8 5 years old and works
every day. He is cheerful, happy and
competent. How is this for Dr. Osier?
A theater party at the Grand was
given by G. M. Morrow, principal of the
State Street school, to the pupils of the
eighth grade, at the Saturday evening
performance of the Taming of the
Shrew. Those present were: Letta
Widan. Mary Burt, Ida Adamson, Bes
sie Roff. Laura Medsger. Flossie
Schcepfiin. Ar-ra Erickson. Annie Coul
ter. Myrtle Flusher, Edna Cox, Nellie
Montgomery. Maude Thomas. Maria
Wunsch, Fred Kottman, Robert Nagly,
Carl Johnson, Arthur Peale, Jesse Cox,
and Alva Carrell.
Friek and Knox Said to Have Bought
Pittsburg Leader and Dispatch.
Pittsburg. Jan. 6. The rumor was
current in banking circles today that
the Evening Leader and the Dispatch
had been bought by interests repre
senting H. C. Friek and Senator P. C.
Knox. It is alleged that the Melions,
representing Knox, and William Flinn,
representing Friek. have paid several
millions for the two newspaper plants
and that they will assume control Jan.
la, two days after the Repubnaan pri
maries for mayor of Pittsburg. Theo
dore Nevin, president of the Leader
Publishing company, said tonight:
It is true that a large offer has
been made for the Leader. Whether
we will accept or not I am not at lib
erty to say."
O'BRIEN AND RYAN.
Will Be the Center of the Pugilistic
World, Ere Long.
Chicago, Jan. 6. That Philadelphia
Jack O'Brien and Tommy Ryan will
be the center of attraction in the pugi
listic world before very long can be
gathered from the present chances of
the two being matched to participate in
a twenty-round contest at James Cof
froth's club in California, local fans
say. The Philadelphian, it is believed,
would undoubtedly like very much to
have Ryan as his first opponent, as be
tween these two men lies the crown for
the middleweight championship.
O'Brien, after his recent victory over
Fitzsimmons, expressed his willingness
to take on Ryan as his next adversary.
O'Brien says he is anxious to have a
clear record of the three championships
that he now can battle for. He holds
the light heavyweight title and there is
some question about whether he or Mar
vin Hart is heavyweight champion. Be
sides endeavoring to be the holder of
this title, O'Brien is eager to add the
middleweight crown to his list. The
only way he can procure it is by de
feating Tommy Ryan.
When Ryan heard of the Philadel
phian's eagerness to get into the ring
with .him he .immediately urged his
manager. Jack Curley, to attend to the
affair. Negotiations for the match are
now pending aricl it is expected that be
fore very long it will be clinched. Ryan
says he will be ready to take on O'Brien
by the first of March when the latter's
theatrical contract expires.
OWING TO CHINA.
Additional Troops Are to Be Sent to
Washington, Jan. 6. It was offi
cially admitted at the war depart
ment today that the order recently
issued sending the First and Second
infantry and the Eighth and Thir
teenth batteries of field artillery tp the
Philippines was due to the state of
unrest now existing m China.
Although neither the war nor slate
department has any advices indicat
ing there is probability of an imme
diate anti-foreign outnreaK in China,
there is sufficient evidence that the
anti-American feeling In Shanghai and
Canton is- growing.
Secretary Taft, by direction of the
president, proposes to establish two
artillery brigades in Luzon, with
headquarters at Angeles and Manila:
One is to be commanded by Brigadiei
General Frederick Funston and one
by Brigadier General Bliss.
SHOT TWO MEN.
Because He Didn't Get a Lamp He
Charlotte, X. C, Jan. 6. Dr. E. C.
McDow, a prominent physician of Lan
caster, S. C, today shot and fatally
wounded Haxel Weatherspoon, mana
ger of the Lancaster Mercantile com
pany, and seriously wounded William
Brown, a clerk, because the company
refused to send a lamp he ordered.
When McDow shot Weatherspoon the
first time Brown knocked him down. As
McDow arose he also shot Brown in the
face and hand, injuring him seriously
but not fatally. McDow was arrested
and placed in jail.
The feeling against him is high. He
is a brother of the late Dr. Thomas
McDow, who figured in one of the most
sensational tragedies in South Carolina,
when he short and killed Captain F. W.
Dawson, editor of the Charleston News
and Courier about 12 years ago and was
himself found dead in the same house
some years, later.
PLANS LID FOR OHIO.
Governor Pattison Says Sunday Clos
ing Law Must Be Enforced.
Cleveland, O., Jan. 6. Governor Patti
son says the state Sunday closing laws
must be enforced. His statement has
caused consternation among saloon
keepers. When Governor Pattison
starts out to enforce the Sunday clos
ing law it is believed that he will strike
first at the four big cities Cleveland,
Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo.
Mayor Johnson said: "I will co-operate
with Governor Pattison in any move
in that direction he may make."
Chilocco Basket Ball Team Defeated
by Central Y. M. C. A.
Chicago, Jan. 6. Chicago was in
vaded by a band of Indians from
Oklahoma today. The Central Y. M.
C. A. gymnasium was the modern
Fort Dearborn, where the redskins and
the whites fought tonight. The result
was somewhat different from the
affair of 1812. The young braves,
frorrf the government agricultural
school at Chilocco, came here to play
basket ball. The score was: Central
Y. M. C. A., 60; Chilocco, 11.
POOR TO SLEEP IN PARKS.
Tents Planned to Shelter 20,000 by
Cleveland, O., Jan. 6. Tents to shelter
20,000 poor people will be placed in
the various city parks during the com
ing summer if pians made by the mu
nicipal government work out. The bene
ficiaries of the scheme will inc lude both
the homeless and those living in the
tenement districts. By allowing this
large number of people to sleep in the
park the authorities hope to reduce to
a minimum the sickness and distress re
sulting from the heated period.
Passenger Train lUinning 50
Miles an Hour
In Head on Collision on the
THREE PEOPLE KILLED
Twenty-one Injured, Several
A Number of Cars Smashed Into
Erie, Pa., Jan. 6. Running 50 miles
an hour, passenger train No. 4 on the
Pennsylvania railroad which left here at
5:30 p. m. and was due in Philadelphia
at 7:17 a. m. Sunday, collided head-on
with a light engine at Horns siding to
night. Three persons were killed and
21 injured, a number of women will
probably die from their injuries. The
scene of the wreck is a lumber camp
in Warren county, 60 miles east of this
city, and details of the disaster were
not obtainable until the relief train car
rying the injured returned to Corry.
The dead are: '
THOS. FINNA, Erie, engineer of the
FRED HERMAN, Erie, fireman ot
A. MELT, Kane, fireman of light en
gine, a -
Wm. A. Rudd, Erie, express messen
ger. . L. Briggs, Erie, baggageman.
S. It. Morgan, Erie, conductor.
Mrs. Oscar Johnson, Garland, Pa.
Mrs. Edward Hewitt, Corry, Pa.
E. Epstein, St. Louis.
Mrs. Ellen McGill, Union City, Pa.
Elliott McGill, Union City, Pa.
Edward Walker, Warren, Pa.
Richard Malone, Claredon, Pa.
Thus. Kavanaugh, Kane, Pa.
Others of the injured were' taken to
the hospital at Warren.
The train was composed of express,
mail and baggage cars, two day coach
es and two sleepers. The baggage, ex
press and day coaches were smashed
to kindling wood and the engines to
scrap. The smoker telescoped the la
dies' coach and nearly every passenger
in those cars was injured.
Failure of the crew of the light en
gine to sidetrack at Gartland, three
miles back, is given as the cause of the
INSERT THE PROBE.
Judge Ferris Hopes Congress Will
Investigate World's Fair.
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 6. Former
Judge Franklin Ferris, general coun
sel for the Louisiana Purchase expo
sition, discussed the reported investi
gation of the world's fair in congress,
in the absence of President Francis.
"Any investigation by congress." de
clared Judge Ferris, "can not but help
reflect credit on the world's fair
directorate. I hope they do start a
congressional investigation. ' It will
show how well the fair was really
"I have never seen a copy of this
report of Senator Carter, but it is my
belief he makes no direct charges. I
am informed he simply reports to
congress the charges of others.
"The charges that the fair company
did not get the best possible price for
fair salvage has been denied time
and again. The charge is absolutely
faise. The Chicago House Wrecking
company was far and away the high
est bidder. Why, do you know, one
contractor offered to wreck eight of
the exhibit buildings for nothing. Just
think of that this man would not
give one cent for the material in
eight of the largest buildings on the
WORLD'S FAIR BILL.
San Francisco Wants So, O00.000 to
Celebrate Discovery of Pacific.
Washington, Jan. 6. A bill appropri
ating $5,000,000 for the celebration of
the four hundredth anniversary of the
discovery of the Pacific ocean by Bal
boa, by holding an exposition in San
Francisco in 1913, was introduced in the
house today by Representative Kahn
(Rep. Cal.). It is the intention of the
exposition backers to arrange a great
naval review of ships of all nations in
San Francisco bay on September 25, of
that year, the anniversary of the precise
day upon which Balboa first saw the
The Only One Who Saw the Killing of
Northport, L. I., Jan. 6. Frank
Winewski, the boy employed by Bart
ley T. Horner, and the only eye wit
ness to the shooting of Horner by
Dr. Simpson, his uncle, was declared
insane this afternoon by physicians of
the Long Island state hospital, and to
night he was committed to the hos
pital. He was taken there by train in
care of two keeeprs. It is now cer
tain the prosecution has lost a val
No trace of Horner's will was found
LARNED S NEW DEPOT.
Ready for Occupancy and the Oflicials
Lamed. Kan., Jan. 6. One of the
handsomest depots in a town of our
size along the line is just completed
by the Santa Fe here. It is ready for
occupation as soon as the furuiture
can be put in it. A formal opening is
being discussed hy the citizens, con
sisting of music, a banquet, toasts, and
a general exchange of good will with
J. E. Hurley and other officials, if they
can agree to be present. ',
The Missouri Pacific people have
mads several surveys lately on a new
route into town. Their depot is a
mile out and they wish to get closer in.
For Giving Liquor to a Boy.
Bob Fletcher, an Allen county man ac
cused t giving away liquor to minors,
has appealed his case to the supreme
court. In the Allen county court he was
convicted upon compiaint of !!. 10. Clif
ford, tiie county attorney. The charge
was that he gave whisky and beer to g.
C. Meador, a 19-year-old boy.
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