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J,0:U-Blt: A H--'S' AT II R BAY N I G H T. b. Ji & & Si .. . m r The preat icftffnetlzeil, 1 1 jt' j ( ootbingcand be&Hng lint mentK I NG CACTUS linl- OIL never leaves a scar. J) f. i, .in? G actus- Oi! Pnpijfw cijrps cuts. snrains. fcrute, Old 8f-.r- swe'lipw -frost bite, cbapped hand, borrjed wire cut3 on animals, harae bttI saddle pai, mange, Itch, and all hurts of man or beast. At rjrU!Pt8 in 15e. 5l)c and 1 bottle., 3 Bnrt 5 decorated cans, or sent prerjald by the maiinfaeiurers. OLNEY & fclcDAID, . Ciintcm, Iowa, it your druggist ctmot tupply. For sale by GATL1N DRUG CO., 1) Wholesale Druggtsts,- Topeka, Kansas. Stop ! A wise person like you cannot be satisfied with any but the best transfer service that is just tlia reason -why you should give its your business.. r... .. - , Phone 320 Tceka Transfer" and Storage Co 4C6 East Sixth Street ' ' CT.UEE hillis First Baptist Church r .n O KY.I EVENING,; ian. 15th . ' i on ' the . 'Audifcoriafij"-Pipe sran Cfm r-''-. :ngle Admission, 50c L-'-tb at Stansfieid's,'- ' Number Ti i on accouM rf the capacity house. nioq Classes -VG Y. M. C A. : ' !ck-keeping:, . Commercial Arith-- t ic. Penmanship, Business Engr-1-sh, Business Spelling. All Com mon School Studies,, and .Inst.ru- jjjental Music. " ' " Five Teachers. ' CLASSES XOW IN SESSION. L. M. PENVVELL Undertaker and Embalmer. 511 Quincy Street. Both Phones 192 Geo. N. Ray, Assistant. Dr. Gsnevra II. Erskine, Osteopathic Physician, Diseases ot Women and Children a Specialty. Office hours: 9 to 12. 1 to 6. Ind. phone Office 1629, Res. 4934. 606 Kansas Ave. Tb PAES HOTEL," aMS WavRf.-. fs?pr Hinl manaecr; J. C. Walker. associate nanafir-r. A. W. HOPKINS, Merchant Police. Private work a specialty, and private watchmen furnished. Residence, 1024 Kansas Avenue, Toveka. Kansas. 1S05 Was a ypar a?n. Since then many hard earned dollars have been wasted. Resolve to put them where they can earn compound interest, with best ot security. Hie Capitol Building an! loan Ass'n, - 534 Kansas Ave., Topeka. ave inflanmaori cf the' thr.it caused' ly col J or Ca tSrrh. Contain nothing injurious. Morales, Has Gone. , . t c.v -t i, Jan.. 13.--n-The state de rsrtrnenl nas been informed that for ,v,or F resident -Morales left , San Do-- tns eiilay on. bcrarfl the Vtiited e mer Iubuque. for San' Juan, opns Jan. f, inn?, and will remain open hprrdftr throufjiiout tho year. Amerionp of Thp h.gh"M class. Write for booklet. l( IS ALL uutil, State Board of Agriculture Closes Its Session. Prof. VYillard's Interesting Ad dress on German. IitS'S0XS FOR KA3iSAS. Wheat Trodactloa In a - ifligh Degree of Perfection. Mrs. "Atkinson's Eosy Views of Life on a Tarm. "With a reeling on the part of the mem-' tiers and the many' others who attended the sessions that it had been tine -of the. most successful meetings ever 'held, in the histqry of. the organization, the thirty-fifth annual meeting of the Kan sas state . board of agriculture was brought to a close last night with a session which was as interesting and instructive as any that have preceded it. - Beginning on "Wednesday afternoon last eight sessions have been held, and in addition to the transaction of a con siderable amount of routine business in cident, to .the organization, thirteen pa pers on a variety of topics of import ance to the agriculturist were presented, eleven of them by men from all parts of the country who are experts in the sub jects discussed by them, and two by women, who nre prominent in the af fairs of Kansas. At all of the sessions the attendance has been large, comparing more than favorably with that of other years, and it was unusually large last night con sidering the fact that it was the closing session -of the meeting. More than two hundred persons were present and it was their privilege to hear two of the most interesting papers which have been read at the meeting. One was by Mrs. W. D. Atkinson of Parsons, Kan., on "The Victory of the Country," which was a dissertation on ' the blessings and advantages of the environment of life in the country. In addition to treating her subject in a most interesting man ner Mrs. Atkinson's delivery was ex ceptional andfche frequently, evoked ap plause in reaching the climaxes of the many telling points she made. Prof. J. T. Willard, director of the Kansas ex periment station at Manhattan, read the other paper of the evening. ;.. His subject was "Glimpses of German' Agriculture as Seen by a Native Kansan," and a good many of these "glimpses" ought to furnish food for thought for the farmers of Kansas, who have many acres of land at their disposal, where the Germans have mere plats. Not the least pleasing feature of last evening's programme were some violin solos by Miss Esther Watts of Topeka. She was accompaned on the pano by her sister. Miss Nina Watts, and played Hans Sitt's "Concertino," and Raff's "Cavitina.' Miss Watts is a young violinist of capabilities and her playing was most enjoyable. She has brilliant technique and her toning and phrasing is of high order. . ' Meeting a Success. "We have had the most successful meeting I have known the board to hold," was the comment of Secretary Coburn at the conclusion of last night's session. "The papers presented have averaged higher than those at other meetings and that is saying a good deal. Kach one cf them has been a classic. They have been full of information and helpfulness. Aifu best of all there has not been a break in the carrying out of the programme as it was arranged. Colonel J. W. Robison, president of the board, corroborated the statement of Mr. Coburn. "This meeting has been a great success," said President Robison. "Attendance at "the sessions has been larger than at previous meetings and I am satisfied that the papers which have been presented will be of incalculable benefit to the agri cultural interests of the state. All of the credit for the success of the meet ing should be given to Mr. Coburn who arranged its preliminary details." Jlr. AVillard's Paper. Mr. Willard spent seven weeks last summer in touring Germany, paying particular attention to the agricul tural developments of the country and among other things he learned that the German farmer averages 2H.5 bushels of wheat to the acre as com pared with an average yield of 13.5 bushels per acre in Kansas and the I'nited States. Among others things Mr. Willard said: "The general aspect of German fields is very different from that of those of Kansas. This is due to a variety of causes of which the most fundamental is the disparity in size. But while the small size must give the appearance of experimental plats to their regular plantings, this Impression is further enhanced by the variety of crops grown in close proximity, and the lack of our king of crops. Indian corn. In all my trip I saw corn but a few times and' then it was grown as a fodder crop sown thickly as we sow sorghum and Kafir corn. Near Carls ruhe a small patch apparently of sweet corn was observed and it may be of interest to mention that this un surpassed garden delicacy was seen on sale in Berlin at over 6 cents per ear. "The areas devoted to individual plantings of crops. one can scarcely call them fields, are usually very sman. The amount under the control of one man is but little apparently, and the svstems of rotation imposed make, only small areas for each crop possible. Straight lines are exceptional outside experiment stations. One will see alongside a curved striri of wheat, .a parallel one of roots of some kind; be side it potatoes, perhaps, then oats and barlev all kinds under one glance of the eye. Small patches of altaita are seen occasionally. "A surprisingly large amount of land is in grass, indeed there are extensive areas upon which it seems little else can be grown and the difficulty cf hay making is beyond anything we know. The cutting of the light crop is done by hand, the scythe leaving the grass collected in a light windrow which when partiallv dried is turned by hand by means of a wide fork. When suffi cientlv dry this is bunched and hauled in or it may be bunched more elabor ately around contrivances quite un known to us for insuring circulation of air through the hay. "As a resident of the state that had ; produced the greatest crop of wheat 1 ever yielded in a single year by any state or province. I was much inter-j ested and. it may as well be confessed, surprised by the wheat of Germany.! It is but seldom that fields of such I high quality are seen here as are the j rule there. I had .not studied sta- tistics then and did not . know; that i while the average wheat yield of- this state, and also of the Vnited States,-is about 13.5 bushels per acre, that of Germany is 6.5 - bushels. Have we not here a pointer showing the direc tion that our sun agricultural de velopment should take? Having ac complished the feat of excelling all others in aggregate yield of wheat, should we not now apply ourselves to increasing the yield per acre? Our agriculture is approaching the limits in extensity, but its intensity, is as yet very slight. The excellence of Ger man wheat is but typical of the quality of other grains. Barley, oats and rye receive much attention and give good yields. "The grain harvest in Germany takes one back to the days of his grandfather. The cradle, the rake, and hand binding is the rule. I saw in all perhaps ten binders at work, though during much of my traveling the harvest was at its height. On one large estate the wheat fields were of an area comparable with our medium sized farms, and there were two bind ers cutting in the same field. I doubt if there is a header in all Germany. Not only is the harvest accomplished by means of implements that are primitive, but the manner of con ducting it is equally so. The whole family seems to take part in it. The father and elder son 'perhaps swing the cradles., laying off . the little gavels in a way scarcely known by a Kansas boy. The mother and daughters rake and bind. The younger children find something for each to do. A family of five or six scattered along the side of a wheat field, forty to sixty rods long and four to ten rods wide is a common sight." ' "The -VJctory of 'the'Jou'itry.'"" ' Mrs. Atkinson's paper was a lengthy one tilled with convincing arguments as to why the country districts are the better places to live in. She said, among other things: "It is among a few conceded facts that God made the country: man the cities. It was the .certain design and purpose . of the Creator that man should live an outdoor life, tinder the spell of fresh air, sunshine, green woods, fair flowers, happy birds, pos sessing an authority, a dominion over all the things of earth, and it is a per plexing question how far we may venture in the artificial life which modern civilization more especially ih the city entails, and not lose in physi cal, mental and moral tone and vigor. "The ciowded condition of the city; tne vitiated, smoke laden atmosphere; the nerve racking noiseand confusion; the necessary and unavoidable special ization in every line of employment; the monotony and the machine grind of it all inevitably dwarfs, rather than develops character, independence of thought, initiative and individuality, and most dangerous of all, damages the physical being and atrophies the spiritual nature. What can be ex pected for the body, mind or soul of the boy placed in the factory, doing one thing over and over, year in, year out; or bent over a ledger, or stand ing behind a counter, resolved into a mere automaton, a machine, scourged by the taskmaster and the ever mov ing finger of the dial: and how much less may be expected from that one who grows up in idleness, whether he be child of the avenue or the alley. To labor at congenial tasks, under suitable, wholesome environment is proved man's blessing, not his curse, but the divine commandment to man to earn his bread by the sweat of his brow, did not contemplate the earning it in a modern sweat shop. "Nowhere is there greater improve ment in the conditions that tend to make life comfortable and. attractive, than in the country. The application of science to the work of agriculture is fast eliminating the man who farmed by main strength and awk wardness alone. That .farmer 'who houses his shaggy, -unkepi team in a straw covered- sited, and his farming implements in the fence corner, under the canopy of heaven; who devised an excuse for coming to town every other day, driving these same ungroomed horses, hitched to a weatherbeaten, patched up wagon, a plank laid across the bed thereof for a 'spring' seat; and he himself with one suspender un certainly supporting the faded over alls: shirt sleeved and slouched and dirty; such was the farmer of the past. Behold his son and successor, as he comes forth from a comfortable and artistic home, clean shaven and genteel: hitches his matched team of roadsters to the family carriage, and coming to the town' visits lite' bank, makes the purchases for the week, and returns to the country home where he enjoys all the independence of a baron in his castle. The farmer or agri culturist is learning to specialize in his work, and to devote himself to certain lines in a scientific manner; in other words, to farm with his head as well as with his hands." K. r. TO PLAT IN TOPEKA. Basketball Team Will Be Here to Play Washburn TVext Week. The first big basketball -game of the season w ill take place next Friday when tha teams from Washburn college and Kansas university meet each other. Both teams are strong this year and have not met as yet. The Kansas game will be the opening of the college season in Topeka, a full schedule has not been completed but will. be. arranged within the next few days. Kansas university has some strong plavers. Forrest Alien was captain last year of the Kansas City Athletics which are credited with winning the world's champion basketball game in Buffalo last winter. Miller and Johnson are also strong players. The probable line up for Wasburn Friday evening is as follows; Millice, center; Hope and E. Tice, for-, wards; Montgojnery and H. Tice, guards. Millice. the two Tice boys and Mont gomery were members of the local Y. M. C. A. team last year while Hope played on the Topeka high school team. Haughey. Jennings and Bowman will also appear in the lineup during the evening. The Washburn team lineup for the season has not been fixed upon yet, and on the showing made Friday even ing, will depend somewhat the final se lection of the team's members. Powers Pound Not Guilty. Leavenworth. Kan.. Jan. 13. Isaac Powers, who with Frank Maret, tf Kansas City, was alleged to have shot into a Kansas City-heaven wort n eiec tiic car near Wolcott on the night of March 23. wounding two passengers, was acquitted in the district court late Fridav.' Another charge of attempt ing to' kill a Leavenworth man recent ly is pending- against Powers. A Coifee Experiment QUIT! and note the better fellings when I Food fi Coffee one ia the beverage f STPilKESJFFSET. Seasonable Weather 5iakes Up for Labor Disturbances. Not a Lagging Factor in the World of Trade. RAILWAY EARNINGS. Show a Gain of 8.2 Per Cent for December,,'-.':;..- Foreign Commerce Makes Big Gain Over Last tear. New Tork, Jan. 13. R. G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly Review oi Trade says: "Seasonable weather more than offset the effect on business conditions of in creased strife between labor and, capi tal. Low temperature and snow brought out the backward demand for heavy wearing apparel and rubber goods, re storing the one lagging trade factor, and the other departments of jobbing 'and manufacturing continued vigorously en gaged in preparing for the future, ex cept where a few strikes produced hesi tation. Thus far these struggles have not affected any large percentage of the wage-earners, "while in other industries the higher scales effective January 1, have added to the purchasing power of many thousand workers. Railway block ades cause eomplaint in several Import ant centers, yet earnings for December were 8.2 per cent larger than in 1904. Foreign commerce returns at this port for the. last week showed an increase of $3,233,063 over the exports of a year ago, while imports decreased $979,474 a. tri fling loss after the sensational gain of the previous week. Annual reports are surpassing expectation in most ' cases and settlements are made with desirable promptness. "Several evidences in quotations-of steel shapes testify to the pressure that is felt in some divisions of the iron and steel industry, and it is especially grati fying to note that there is no evidence of speculative influence in the gains of one or two dollars per ton for sheets, plates and wire products. Inquires in these departments have merely surpass ed the supply available for prompt de livery. , "Conditions show distinct improve ment in the textile industry, business increasing; as stocktaking is concluded, altlioHph buyers ',;are stilt somewhat scarce In the primary" ma'rke'ts for cot tons. The raw material situation Is con sidered a special supporting influence. "Irregularity has appeared in the hide market, branded , hides being sold far ahead, while country hides are steady in the face of larger Offerings, but some concessions are noted in packer varie ties. . . "Failures this, week numbered 309 in the United States, against 324 last year, and 51 In Canada, compared with 28 a year ago." Brad street's. Bradstreet's sayst- Though unfavorable weather condi tions have deterred, distribution of the heavy weating -.-apparel, a-utumn-like temperatures continue to favor outdoor operations to. prolong the demand for building materials and to prevent cessa tion of labor at a period when there is always more or less enforced idleness. Mining lines, particularly iron and steel, machinery and interrelated industries, are active as heretofore and the outlook for 1906 grows even more promising, while the general tendency is for-prices of finished products to "ad vance. XMeaT ance sales rule in retail lines, but it is especially noteworthy " that orders on spring account are of large proportions; that prompt shipments are being de manded and that the season has opened thre Weeks to a month in advance of the usual date. Incidentally annual in ventories, now virtually completed. make exceptional showings, thus corroborating earlier reports of a heavier turnover in 1907). "Commodity prices on the whole have reached a record level, though food stuffs range somewhat lower than man ufactured products. Railway lines are engaged in transporting a heavy volume of business and the. car supply is slight ly better, though in certain sections, the south, for instance, congestion prevails. Collections average fair to good, all de pending on the territory considered. "Mild weather' affects Tetail distribu tion -of heavy goods and shoes through out the country. Special sales are still a feature at rnany cities. ' "In jobbing and wholesale lines the feature is the calling for prompt shipments of goods ordered for spring. "Labor in the building trades Is .ac tive the country over. Hides are re nnrtpri securely held despite quality drawbacks. Business failures in the United States for the week ending Jan uary 11 number 2S6, against 2Uii last week. 295 in the like week of 1903, 315 in 1903. and 291 in 1902. "In Canada failures for the week number 46. as against 32 last week and 24 in this week a year ago. . Bank Clcnrings. Tk fnUnwfnir table, compiled by Brad street, shows the bank clearings at the principal cities for the week endod Ja.i It. with the percentage of increase- and decrease, as compared wnu tun ponding week last year. City- Clearings." Inc. Dec. 237 15.0 .... 23.2 .... ' 4.4 .... 33 0 .... 33.5 4.9 .... 17. S . R.S ' 1.4 .... 4.S ' 3. ."... 20.9 .... T.il lfi.fi .... r:.'. s.r 19.2 .... IKS - 20.5 ' - 2 3" 10.0 23.7 .... 43.2 Si . 5 1.4 17.8 5fi . 5 .... . 31.2 , 17.7- New York .. ... Chicago . Boston - Philadelphia .. St. Louis ...... Pittsburg. i San - Francisco Cincinnati .... Baltimore -. Kansas City . ... New Orleans . Minneapolis .. Cleveland .... . Louisville Oetroit .,. Melwaukee. ,. Omaha Providence .... Los Angeles ,.. Buffalo .., Indianapolis ... St. Paul Memphis St. Joseph ..... RichmorJ Denver , Columbus .... , Washington .. Fort Worth .. Wichita .. Wilkesbarre .. Topeka ..... .. Houston . .. Galveston .... .$i.BtT,34;,2:!2 . i,4rtl.fl4S.fi:i4 lK9.2St;,n"7 ' . lrt-l.224.S31 . b7,32i.630 44.7iS.5n4 29.ftfi3.9i) 30.Sii4.230 25.K42.MS 24.S27JM5 . 17,0iS.SV7 lfi.56i.K25S 15.S04.W7 -12.fi22.4fi2 jri.:!:,fio i.nrc.3 " - 5s r.iin 10,324. 41 5 7.W5.927 . -i5.272.lli8 7.4fit5.22'l . . ii.fit'.l.' t i5.2rm.S47 U 3 'S.nS 7. 270. 21 ii fi,42'I.Snft fi.T13.554 .. fi. 772.411 -l.i23.a 1.I179.4.IS 913.202 21.4S9.74' ..'" 12,265.000 Totals in U. S...$3.S"13.039:100 Outside N. Y 1,165,692,958 Steel Trust's New Plant. Pittsburg. Pa.. Jan. 13. Operations were begun ioday in Homestead borough for the erection of the large steel mills recently authorized by the United States Steel corporation. An expenditure of $7,000,000 will ; be made. r n r, rj kJ lii La Li La Jardiniers, Chamber Sets, Fancy Plates and Cut Glass For the Next Three Days J We want to der to ;do so have made prices that will sell: theni quickly. It will pay anyone to purchase now, even if they have no immediate use for same. We have a good assortment to choose from. SHAW ASKED TO STAY. Secretary of Treasury Will Remain in the Cabinet. Chicago, Jan. 13. A dispatch to the, Chronicle from Washington says: At the. meeting of the cabinet yesterday President. Roosevelt asked -Secretary Shaw to remain at the head of the treasury department until March 4, 1907, and Mr. Shaw agreed to do so. 1S0RTII TOPEKA. Leave items for this column with Kim ball Printing Co., 912 N. Kansas ave. G. B. Kelsey was in town today from Menoken. . Ira Hopkins of Rossville was a North side visitor today. Kelly shoes for ladies, durable and stylish. Joseph's. Miss Ella Smith expects to leave this afternoon for Holton. ' ' I frame pictures. Don't- forget that. Bair, 917 North Kansas avenue. Blue Cross K. P. A. No. HS met last evening at their hall in the Barrett block and initiated eight candidates. There is no improvement in the con dition of Evan Davis who is very ser iously ill at his home, 1227 Central ave nue. -Shellabarger's ambulance was on the North side yesterday and took Mrs. Cook of Quincy street to Dr. Keith's hospital. - Mrs. S. S. Myers and daughter. Miss Annie Myers, drove to. Hoyt yesterday where they will be the guests of rela tives over Sunday.. ' , . ,t.- A. E. Dickinson from near ' Merideh was a North side visitor today. Mr. Dickinson is a candidate for representa tive from this, the 37th, district. Miss Olive P. Rude has won the set of dishes on exhibition in Sheetz store window for securing the necessary cou pon contained in the packages of break fast food. 'J- D. Pratt went to Rossville last evening to see his brother. Dr. H. F. Pratt, who is ill. He returned this morning, his brother being-somewhat improved. The Ohio club will meet Monday af ternoon at their hall, 117 West Sixth street. Miss May Gleason of Lawrence, Kansas, is expected to be present and give several recitations a : Robert, the little' son of Mr. and Mrs." Dan Fraser, formerly of North Topeka, who has been quite ill at the family home in Rocky Ford. Colo., is much bet ter at the last word received. W. E. , Scotten of. Menoken township will move his family, to North Topeka shortly. Mr. Scotten expects to go into business-on the North side and it is un derstood that he has rented the J. Lapp property at 837 Harrison street. Mr. Charles Steeper, cashier of the McLouth bank, and Mr. Laming, cash ier of the bank at 1 Tonganoxie, were in Topeka yesterday inspecting the bur glar alarm system which was Installed last fall in the Shawnee State bank-.-They ' are' considering the question of equipping their banks with the same de vice. A. J. Berry has sold his farm. Shady Nook.three miles west on the lower Silver. Lake road to Mr., WT. F. Gray of Iowa. The price paid was $7,000. Shady Nook, which consists of SO acres, is one of the prettiest farms in this locality. Mr. Gray bought the place for a home and expects to move --his family here in about two weeks. ,M-r. Berry has for the last two years made his -home in' towm Mr. W. W. Stout of Silver Lake was a North side visitor today. Mr. and Mrs. Stout have recently returned from a visit of " six months to their old home in Franklin- county. Illinois; and other points, Mrs. Stout is at the present the guest of friends in Lawrence, Kan sas, and Mr. Stout joined her there this afternoon. .They expect to return to their. farm near the. Lake as soon as they, can get possession. Mrs. William Hobso'n of 219 Paramore st reet en tertained at. a - chi ldren's party Thursday-, evening in tfhnor of the 14th anniversary of- her daughter. HazeT's, birthday. The-time was spent playing various games and at a-"-late hour re freshments were served. Those who en joyed the evening .were:. Ethel Glenn, Ethel Fink. Mabel AmeU. Stella Hol man. Mabel Axtell. Hazel Axtell, Hazel West, Cecil -West, .Mary .Summers, Eva Kimes, Winnie Spangler, Mary Belle I mane,, Chester Thomas, Paul Cooper, Pierc'-rfoVf-.' ill,; ; George5 .Lease,' Walter King,?Gu ielii, Preston Wilson, Richatii'-xibson and- Earl . Spangler. Mrs. Hobauii was assisted in- entertain ing by Mrs.-Lewis Glenn. Hill m iiiyiriji nn : ! and how to cure them, j ; Ournew book tell all l .1 about it Free. Address f :! Tiie KEELEY IBTITLTE ; , i 715 tf.Tealh Sk,KansasCity."o. , di nn nrinrr i IPS n jy f y y 111 clean up the above y 503 Hansas Avenue Topeka Steam Josepti BroralcliJ - - - Proprietor . . '""V!" jj -,.".,..:- ; 113 -129 Jefferson St. - iTt Topeka, Kansas. i--- Bell Phone 463 ' .- y - - - Ind. Phone 463 - " " Manufacturers of Steam Boilers, Smoke Stacks and Brcechings, Water, Lard and Oil Tanks. , . Repairing promptly attended to in any part of the state. Jobbers in steam and water supplies. PLEASE WRITE FOR PRICES - OOOOOCODcXXXXDCXDCOQT EXPRESSMEN ARE FINED They Will Make a Test . , , . , . Appeal, . ,' Case anil Three well -known "citizens-were each arrested and fined $100- in police -.-court this morning; not-as ii'idividuals, how ever, but officially. They were C. L. Traver, local m,,n ager of the Wells Fargo Express com pany; George H. Jones, manager of the United States company, and Fran'c A. Lewis, of the Pacific Express company. Each of the trio, in the order given above, appeared before Ju Ige 1Jr;ny, entered a plea . of not guilty without taking a seat, were fined $100 and costs, amounting to about $3 each, ana v t-nt away. Togo Drenning was there to prosecute, but they aji Ignored lum and attempted to offer no evidence. When they asked about bond Di'en ning kindly informed them that they could giv6 any kind of an appeal bnd for $200 each. He suggested that Lewis sign Traver's bond, Traver return the compliment, and then both of " them sign the bond of Jones. Tney said they thought they could 'n-inag? to set bond in some manner and went away The complaints against the three ex press managers were filed December .12,. and their names were entered on the po lice docket at that time, and the charge, "violating license ordinance." They were not formally served with warrants until this morning, when they appeared for trial. The -trio had agreed to resist and test the validity of the city, ordi nance -requiring them to pay, a. yearly license fee of $100 for . conducting the. business of an express company. They will carry the case to the supreme court, if necessary, but expect the district court to reverse the decision of the po lice court. . FEDERAL, WHISKY CASES. Two White .Men Cliai-Rcd With Selling to the Indians.- Kansas City, Kan., Jan. 13. Clark Licklyter and Fred Davis were tried in the federal court here yesterday, on a charge of selling liquor without a "gov ernment license. The offense is alleged to have been committed at Mayetta, Kan., a town on the edge of the Potta-' watomie reservation in Jackson county, and several of the witnesses were In dians who had to be examined by an interpreter. The jury was instructed to return a sealed verdict'in the case to day. The, trial presented a marked contrast to the trials of "jointkeepers" for vio lating the state law. The trial only lasted two hours. Those of the "joint keepers" lasted three or four days. The witnesses knew they bought liquor and knew the bottles contained liquor. There was none of the dodging so noticeable among the witnesses in the "joint" trials. Louis Sanderson, city marshal of May etta, said he saw the two men on trial give two Indians bottles of whisky. .He said he saw them go to the depot and take the whisky from a box. He said Davis had pleaded guilty in the police court at Mayetta to a charge of selling liquor, - . . - , John Knucksaw and Ascando. Potta watomie Indians, testified that, the men on trial brought them the liquor, but that they paid another man; They were examined through ap interpreter. They answered most ot the questions by .an affirmative or negative .shake of: . the head. They .only spoke once . or twice and then in cases where the question could not be answered by "yes" or "no. Be fore testifying the oath was adminis tered to them in their language. Both Licklyter. and Davis denied ev erything, the other witnesses had said.. They were the only witnesses for the de fense. - f" r""" fl ? f" i i lines, and in, or ft Boiler Works v.yrx x y y y x y . , RECORD RISES UP. Packer Sullierser Confesses to for-." .-, . v iner : Conviction., of friiiie.. " . . Chicago,- "Jan. 13.' Ferdinand Ptite-" berger of New York, millionaire mem ber of the packing firm of Sehwarzs child &. Sulzberger,- .admitted an the witness stand in Judge Pinckney's court yesterday that he had been con victed of defrauding the government In lSeS and had served part of a jail sentence. - - - Louis Pfidzer, formerly head buyer of cattle for the packing concern,. had sued his former employers for $15,0-00 for breach of contract. Mr. Sulzberger -took - the. witness stand to testify regarding the alleged contract, but the first question ptit by Pfalzer's attorney after the direct, ex aminations startled the witness- and astonished almost everybody in the court room. , ... - "Isn't it a fact. Mr.- Sulzberger," the. attorney asked, "that- you have been" convicted of a crime and-sentenced to jail, a part of which sentence was served?" - "Yes." replied the witness, "but .1 was pardoned." . . "You were convicted in 1S6S of con-.-, spiracy to defraud the government and fined $5,000 and sentenced to ten days in jail, were you not?" was the next question. . "Yes. sir." was - again the reply, arid that line of inquiry was dropped. After all the .- evidence had beeiv heard the jury retired and shortiyV afterwards brought in a verdict o $14,000 in favor of the plaintiff. According to the certified record of the proceedings in the New York courts which was presented to Judge. Pinckney by the attorney for the plain tiff. Mr. Sulzberger was tried and con victed of "conspiracy to defrau,d the government" in New York in 1S63 during the whisky scandal of. that year. ... CLYDE AFTER OIL A Development Company Will Sink a 1,500 Foot Hole.. After six months of quietude the Clyde Gas and Oil Development company hel-J a meeting last night and started things, according to S. V. Knapp. of that city, who is a Topeka visitor today. -At -the depth of- 1,000 feet in a pios petc hole which the company was sink ing last summer the cable broke and the work was abandoned. New directors were elected at last night's meeting and it was. voted to issue an unlimited amount of stock ai a cent a share. It was further decided to put down a 1.500 foot prospect hole, the contract to be let to the lowest'bid der. "Everyone is cheerful and hopeful," concluded "Mr. Knapp. v ' ST I LLHSflGRO U !1 DV t Steamer Cherokee ltemains at Mercy ' of the Sea. . -:, V. Atlantic . City. N. ,.J., Jan. 13. Ths" t'lyde steamship Cherokee which went ashore yesterday near the.-South Brigantine life saving station. Is still fast, aground today. A northeast gale prevails and the seas . are. breaking over the stranded vessel. The pas sengers are still aboard the Cherokee: The wrecking steamer "North .'America moved the Cherokee a c-onsnderabia rtlstancc- toward deep -.: - " durinsr the night. . 2 " -''' ; "Very sorry all my daughters are aif toad ens-ged." - , C "'Ah. well, never mind; I'll call agais next time there's a vacancy' Sphere. ;.:'