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EVER BODY .14 PAGEi NEEDS IT. " CUv , sr V n O A y V. 1 U 1 1 a y i N in -Cji- pi READS IT. - S K, LAST 'EDITIOII. FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA KANSAS. OCTOBER 12, 1906. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. HITS OUT HARD. Senator La Follette Speaks at the Auditorium. For Nearly Three Hours Holds His Audience. HIS LAST IN KANSAS. mil Eater the Campaign in S Isconsln. Makes Only Slight Reference to Senator Long. When yuu see the face of Robert M. La Follette, with its twinkling, genial eyes, and rich depth of dimples, you know why people call him -Bob." About the first inclination a person has is to say "Hello, Bob," when the massive little senator from Wisconsin extends his broad, firm hand for a cor dial shake. "Hello Bob" fits very well with the senators handshake. It is a bifurated, double-barreled, double action handshake with which Senator I-a Follette welcomed the stranger to his bosom. While he holds your right hand In chancery, he swings in his left to the shoulder, and gradually works Jt around toward a half-Nelson, while he says with a deep, modulated voice, in tones fairly oozing sincerity: "I am veiy glad to see you, sir!" Between us. it must be confessed that Senator Robert Marion La Follette is not quite as Imposing in private life as bis pictures would Indicate. He has u ruddy face, which looks as though its owner might be engaged in the culture of farm products, instead of busily pur suing the octopus on the lecture plat form and in the halls of congress. But there is that about this stubby, broad shouldered little man that makes one think of a section of granite wail, against which the blows of battle might fall in vain. "Rob" La Follette has the build, the eye. the walk of a tighter, but the mailed fist is gloved with the diplomacy of the experienced politic ian. "Where did you pet your fighting in rtinct. senator?" asked one. of the peo ple that met La Follette last night. ' 'Sly father was a French Huguenot. My grandfather could speak English only brokenly. My mother came from North Carolina, but her parents were Srou-h-Irisb. That must be where I got it." "Arc you going to keep up this fight en Senator Long and other senators?" "I'm going directly ba.'k from Topeka to Wiseons'n. T want to get into that eamp-iign thre. Some of the things there a-e mighty interesting to ni. The man who was nominated by the Repub licans for governor has been my friends for 1". yers. Though I did not support, him in the primary. I shall support him, on th" stum;.'. 1 b"!ieved that the other candidate Mould follow my fight on the public service corporations with more vigor, but both candidates are my friends." "How does the new Wisconsin primary election law work?" ' It's ail right. My advice to Kansas is to get a primary law just as soon as it can. But don't get one just like ours. We ought to have some changes made in ours. For one thing it should he arranged so that voters might ex press a second choice for candidates. The time of the primary as fixed by law is not good, because it conies right in the midst of the tobacco harvest. We will have to make the time either earlier or later. We must also arrange to have the polls open after 6 o'clock in the evening. The principal trouble with our law in the recent primary was that the vote didn't get out as it should." "Have you met Senator Benson, the new Kansas senator?" "I have met him, but am not very well acquainted with him. I met him down at Ottawa, the time Lawson and I and other platform men were there. By the way, do you remember reading that piece that was written about my speech at that time? People had the idea that 1 was going to talk about the Standard Oil company. My subject was 'The World's Greatest Tragedy.' As a mat ter of fact the lecture is about Hamlet, dome newspaper man wrote it up in great style, and took Hamlet, Polonius, Ophelia and the rest and showed their connection with the Standard Oil com pany. Oh, it was a great piece!" and Senator La Follette leaned his head back and let out a big, hearty laugh. "Senator, had you noticed the com ment which Congressman Charles Cur tis made in regard to the Union Pa cific influence In the last senatorial election in this state?" "Yes, I read that: did Curtis really gay it? I didn't know" and La Fol lette, placed his hand on the reporter's shoulder and commenced to hug him confidentially "I didn't know whether Curtis denied that statement or not. If he didn t it certainly looks as though you people are going to have some fun down here with vour senatorial elec-I I I mi,ino a.n- ! ? ou making m attacks on i essman Curtis m any of your "Are luiiBiwi-niun u.t.j iii u.... .... .uui. speeches. "If you mean in regard to giving1 Curtis' record, I am not. I simply read the roll calls in the senate on a few , measures. "You have endorsed Bristow for United States senator from Kansas, have you not?" "I have said very frequently that I believed Bristow would make an ideal senator. I hope he gets the place." Senator La. Follette arrived in To peka about 5:30 Thursday afternoon. He went to the Copeland hotel with O. A. Coons of the Slayton Lyceum bureau, and took a room On the third floor. Not a single one of the. men in charge of Republican headquarters welcomed him. I-a Follette is not "regular." He doesn't stand hitched to the party band wagon, and the strict partisan regards, him as an enemy. "Have you been invited to visit Re publican headquarters here in the hotel?" was asked of Senator La Fol lette. "No do they have headquarters here?" he asked. But the audience which greeted the Wisconsin man at the Auditorium at 8 o'clock gave Republicans, Democrats pnd all a chance to rind out exaetly what La Follette has been saying to w agitate the serenity of certain Re publican statesmen. La Follette said to a newspaper man before the lec ;ure: "There's no use in my giving out a ewspaper interview; I say everything CContinued on Page 12.) CHARGED WITH THEFT. Two Territory Men Indicted for Steal ing Creek Kolls. Muskogee, I. T., Oct. 12. W. T. Martin, jr., a former employe of the Daiu-fi commission and M. F. Dunievy, a prominent real estate man, were in dicted today by the federal grand Jury here, charged with the theft over a year ago of the Creek Indian rolls. They were arrested and released on bonds of SI, 000 each. The maximum penally is a fine of Si.Ouo or imprisonment for three years at hard labor. The roils were stolen from the gov ernment officers. The present law, which was introducer! by Representa tive Murphy, of Missouri, at the last setsion of congress, makes it a felony to have in one's possession any Indian roll. City Water Plant Show creased Earnings. In- New Building Will Be Erected to House the Department. The waterworks department of the city will be housed in a new building which is to be erected underneath the city hall, in an area way which leads from Quincy street. There is sufficient space to erect quite an addition to the city hall and extend it towards the alleys in the rear mak ing commodious accommodations for the office force as well as repair and store shops. For some time the city has been casting about for a suitable location for the offices of this depart ment something which would be handier for the public in the payment of bills and at the same time provide larger space for the working force in the office. The offices are located on the second floor at the present time, necessitating climb up steep flight of steps and a large number of those who come up to the offices on business wan der about in the halls at the city build ing before finding the right location. The result has been unsatisfactory and has caused considerable complaint. The nv addition in the area way will conform in architecture to the re maining part of the Auditorium, simply adding to the ground floor space. The repair shops are now located in the basement of the building and are dingy and Jesse Shaw, superintendent of the waterworks department has ta ken the. matter up with Mayor W. H. Davis, who is for it. "I have always believed that was the thing to do." spoke Mayor Davis emphatically. "I have said that it should be built from the fi'-st. Most of the waftr bills are , paid by women anyway and they find it a hard matter to climb the stairs and then sometimes come up on the third I floor in search of the offices. 1 haven't j estimated the cost." The board of waterworks trustees j have approved of the plan but the movement has never reached a defi nite state until now. The building commltte of the council will have the matter of the details of the new head quarters referred to them and the city engineer will be instructed to draw plans and specifications. The esti mates will also be prepared by him and it is probable that before the be ginning of next year the new addition will be completed. The statement of the earnings of the plant for the second quarter ending September ?,0, 100 6, were made pub lic today. The showing continues to be of the encouraging order. The plant earned $7,553.33 more during the four months than was ex- i pennea lor maintenance including new i construction work. The total earn ings for the period were $22,881.44 and the expenditure 1 5,328.11. A balance on hand at this time amounts to 18,587.22, but this includes a balance left over from the previous quarter. The receipts from the meter rates are rapidly mounting upward, indicating that the service is gradually going over to a meter basis entirely. The returns from meter rates are now almost double those from the flat ra tes. CONEY DENIES IT. Not in Campaign to Defeat Campbell He Say. Phil It is announced in the Coffeyville Rec ord that P. H. Coney, department com mander of the Kansas G. A. R., will open a campaign in the Third district on October 20 for F. M. Brady, the Demo cratic nominee for congress, against Phil Campbell. The Coffeyville Journal says Coney will speak at Chanute. Cherrvvale. Indepen dence and other Third district towns. The speeches are nnflr thf ansnfcfp if the Soldiers' and Sailors' league, , w h Commander Coney was asked to- day concerning the truth of the statement j concerning me trutn or tne statement 'nat he would enter the campaign against Phll Campbell, he said : "I know nothing whatever about this re- i Know nothing port. So far as I know it is untrue that I will fight Phil Campbell. I know that I have been invited to make some speeches to the old soldiers in that section of the tato. and have informed them that T would comply with their request. What ever the old soldiers down there sav goes With me. If they want me to SDcnk I will spnaK. ii tm-re is any report that I am going to speak in the interests of Brad v. it lias originated down there." It is not unlikely, however, that when Captain Coio-y gets warmed up in his ad dresses he will take occasion to allude to the fact that Congressman Campbell has failed to live up to Coney's interpretation of the old soldier preference law in th appointment of postmasters, etc. DINNER FOR FUfiSTON. Cuban Veterans Will Honor the Kan sas Fighter. Havana. Oct. 12. Sccixtary Taft will hold an important conference this afternoon with a committee of eight to represent the insurgents during the recent peace negotiations and aiso General Guerra and other military leaders of the revolution who re quested an audience. Their purpose, it is believed, is to obtain from Mr. Taft an idea of the intentions of the provisional government, especial iv with reference to political appoint ments and the time f. r holding the new election. General Funston will be the gueA this evening at a farewell dinner to be 5ivent in his honor by Cuban veterans. IT PAYS WELL. BUGiJlliO John II. Mnlr&ne Sees Brilliant Prospects for Topeka. Santa Fe Shop Plans Mean In creased Population. OTHER THINGS IN VIEW Council Grote Road Will Pro re a Great Boon. Prosperous Country to Be Made Tributary to This City. An abundant enthusiasm, prevails with John R. Mulvane, president of the Bank of Topeka,! over the prosper ous future that is in store for this city its certain and rapid growth in popu lation because of the extensive plans the Ate- 'jon, Topeka & Santa. Fe rail way company has made for the en largement of its shops and the build ing of the new ones during the next three years and Mr. Hulvane also sees many other plans, which are in the process of development, that will add greatly to the general prosperity of the city and stimulate its growth along all lines. "Topeka, well " and Mr. Mulvane hesitated a moment during the course of a talk today on the city's future. "Well there are few cities in the country, in this part of it at any rate, that have such brilliant prospects for an unusually prosperous future as Topeka. My confidence that Topeka would grow in population and in im portance as a business center has never been shaken, no matter how dark the days have been in times past, and that this confidence has been war ranted is evidenced by the events which are taking place and the plans which are forming that will mean so much for its development. These big improvements which the Santa Fe has planned for its shops here mean that "he city will grow wonderfully in population during the next few years, p.nd the increase in population will i n ecessarily make a big increase in all lines of business. "But there are other plans besides those of the Santa Fe, large a? they are, which will mean much for the development of the city. Perhaps none of these are more important than the construction of the proposed rail road from Topeka to Eskridge and Council Grove. "This railroad must be built and the sooner the work is started on it, the better it will be not only for Topeka but the territory it will lap. It seems that those who are promoting the affair now are in a good way to secure its ac complishment and every one should lend a hand to sec to it that this rod is built. "Its proposed route goes through a territory which is now well nigb barren of ttansportation facilities. It is an ex- ' tremely rich and fertile country, which abounds with prosperous farms and j towr.s and which will develop quickly ; with an increased prosperity as soon as it has some means of transportation communication with a city of the size : of Topeka. This road will make possi , ble business communication with a population of 100,000 persons and here I in Topeka are just the facilities which I sucli a territory needs to develop pro . perly. j "Here In Topeka is the largest I creamery in the world and the men I back of it will make it larger if the j business warrants and the country- this I road will run through is ideal for dairy purposes. Here in Topeka there la dou ble the cold storage facilities of any other city in Kansas and this means much to a farming community such as this road will traverse and there are countless other facilities in this city which will aid in the development of that country, and the development of that country7 will naturally mean a great increase in the business of this city. "And perhaps one of the most import ant featuies of a part of the country that this road will tap is the fact that within striking distance of the line are some of the finest sandstone deposits in this part of the country. This stone is particularly adaptable for building purposes and when this road gets in op eration there is no doubt that large quarries will be operated there as the stone can be placed in this city at a reasonable figure. This will mean much to the building interest in this city and as much more to the building in the growing cities of the state and in near by states, where substantial stone buildings are being put up, particularly in Kansas City. "Under present conditions builders all over the state and in Kansas City arc forced to send as far away as Indiana for sandstone, and these sandstone de posits, which are lying right at our doors, are superior for building purposes to most of the sandstones in the coun try. "The construction of this road will mean much to Topeka and to the terri tory it will run through and there ought to be little trouble in financing it. "When the large financial interests in the east who are ever on the lookout to invest their money in such enter prises awaken to the fact that Topeka within the next few years will be a clty of considerable proportions, there wid i v.c o t-hVi nn trieti- nan tn hnilfl inlpr. urban lines with their terminals in the city, and which will stretch out in ex--ery direction into unusually rich terri tories." "There was one thing I did not like to see the other day," continued Mr. Mul vane, "and that was the statement of W. J. Black in th State Journal, that in time the Santa Fe would probably route its through California passenger trains via the Emporia cutoff, and which would preclude their going through Topeka. If the Santa Fe does this, it will lose all the California busi ness from Topeka and intermediate places and this business is considerable. j and no one knows it better than the Santa e people, j ney tried a similar plan some fifteen years ago. but it only lasted a couple of months arid the trains they took aw ay from Topeka were soon brought back here. And that is what w ill hapoen, I believe, if they at tempt to do the thing again. When I get a chance to see President Riniey of the Santa Fe I will tell him that 1 think lie will make a big mistake, if tbe-e through California trains are no routed through Topeka." Weather Indications. Chicago. Oct. 12. Forecast for Kan sas: Generally fair tonight and Satur- day; warmer tonight: cooler Saturday. he nnypT, die. Couple Recently Married in Topeka Bought Death. Mrs. N ebb Shot Husband, Then Herself. MAN WAS TOO NERVOUS So Woman Held the HeTolTer Herself. Doctors Told loung Groom He Had Consumption. .Smithvilte. Mo., Oct. 12.- Jesse Webb, who yestei uy was shot by his wife, who then ki!1 'd herself In carry ing out a suicide ; .ct eDtered into by the young couple, .as much improved this morning and i- y recover. Jesse Webb and i is young wife, who was formerly Inez Waikup of Fairfax, Mo., wese marrieJ in Topeka about a week ax. They came to Topeka from St. Joe?ph where .Mr. Webb was em ployed in an insane hospital and where Miss Waikup was visiting a sister. Their return te sr. Joseph was quickly followed by the announcement of physicians that M Webb's life was in danger on account of consumption. The young coupie decided to go south for a change of climate on the advice of his physician. While on the train en route to Hot Springs young Webb was overcome hy a hemorrhage and they left the train at Smithville, Mo., and went to a hotel. Fearing that the dread consumption would soon separate them, they agreed to die together. As a result of the death compact, the young bride is dead and the husband is near death with a bullet wound near his heart. The shots, according to the weakly whispered story of the husband, were tired by the wife with his sanction. He said that he preferred death to separa tion from the woman he loved, but did not have the courage to kill her and himself. Mrs. Webb, however, said that, she was not afraid and agreed tn first kill him and then end her own life. One shot she aimed at his heart! and then turned the weapon against herself, making mire of her purpose by shooting herself three time?. The Bride .19 Tears Old. The. story preceding" and leading up to the tragedy in the lives of the two youhg persons is tinged with romance. Webb was an employe in the state hos pital for the insane its St. Joseph, Mo for the last two ycarst He is 2fi years old. Eight months ago Inez Waikup, 19 years old and unusually pretty, left the home of her father, L. H. Waikup of Fairfax, Mo., to go to St. Joseph on a shopping trip. In St. Joseph she went to the home of her sister, Mrs. B. C Robinson. .Miss Waikup ha intended ' to pen.l only a few days in t. Joseph. By ac cident, "however, she met Webb, and it is fiaid to have been a case of love at first sight. The return- home was postponed from day to day and from week to week, the young woman re maining at the - home of her Bister. Finally the young people decided to get married and came to Topeka . for that puipose. The Husband Too Nervous. In telling his story Webb said that the hemorrhage brought them to a realization of the rapiu progress of his j disease and convinced them that a i speedy separation was inevitable. It ! was then that they began to talk of death. The subject was first suggested last Monday. The bride insisted that t she would rather face death than ! separation from her husband, and after they had talked the matter over for a time the undertaking did not seem so terrible. The decision was not finally reached until Thursday morning, however, and then Webb confessed that he was too nervous to use the weapon. The young wife at once volunteered to accom plish the task herself. After tender farewells had been said Mrs. Webb pressed the revolver agaiust her hus band's side and fired. Believing that she had killed him, she then shot her self four times, three bullets going close to the heart and one entering the head just behind her left ear. The shots were heard by many, and when the door of the room in the Peddicord hotel, in which the tragedy occurred, was forced open, Webb was lying unconscious on the bed. his wife, already dead, lying beside him with her head pillowed on his arm. The revolver lay near her hand. Asked That He Be Allowed to Die. The body of Mrs. Webb was removed to another building. Webb was re stored to consciousness and managed to tell his story. He insisted upon knowing the fate of his wife and when he learn ed that she was dead, Webb asked that no attempt be made to save him. "I love her and want to be with her," he said. Before lying down to die the two had written, sealed and stamped three let ters and had also written two open notes. The letters were addressed to Mrs. Webb's father, L. H. Waikup of Fairfax, Mo.; her sister, Mrs. Robinson of St. Joseph, and Mrs. Minnie Hart of Tulsa, I. T., who was a friend o both the husband and the wife. These letters were placed in the postoffice without being opened. One of the notes was addressed to no one and was as follows: "We were married one week ago in Topeka and love each other dearly, and have decided to end it together. 'J. B. WEBB AND WIFE." ' The other note, which was addressed "To the Landlady." read: "Please notify my folks at St. Joe, my father at Fairfax and W. L. Webb of Edgerton. "J. B. WEBB AND WIFE." Webb Had a Draft for $200. The property of the two was ca the train ou which they started for Kan sas City and went on to that place. Webb had a draft on a Kansas .City bank for 200. His relatives are said to be In comfortable circumstances. Line Drawn on Game Wardens. Washington, Oct. 12. According to an order just issued by the war clepartment the fish and game laws of a state aw not operative on a military reservation over which the United States has ac quired exclusive jurisdiction. The order states that a warden of other state or local officer, who persists in attempting to enforce those laws within the limits of such a reservation after having been ordered to desist therefrom, should he removed from the reservation. All IDEAL DAY For the Fourth Struggle Be tween the Teams Brings Out. Thousands Upon Thousands to the Game. OVATION FOR SOX. Notwithstanding Halm's Broken IS ose He Is Playing. Browu for the Nationals and Altrock for Americans. - Chicago, Oct. 12. The fourth game of the championship series between the National and American leagues was played today on the grounds of the lat ter club before the largest crowd that has as yet witnessed the contests. The disagreeable weather of the past four days gave way today to something like normal October conditions and it was possible to keep still for a few in nings, without courting pneumonia. The higher wind, too, that has been such an unpleasant feature of the post season games thus far, was absent and this lent an added joy to the occasion. It was believed before the games that the pitchers would be the same as those of the first game when Altrock of the American league, team and Brown of the Nationals were pitted against each other. Betting now is practically even money on the series. The day was ideal for the contest. The sun shone brilliantly and the wind had lost its chill. Long before il o'clock the enthusiasts began to form in line at the various entrances all eager to get the pick of the choice seats. Us 12'.ao o'clock, between 3,000 and 4,000 per sons were on hand. As was the caso yesterday the bleachers filled tip rh-m and were congested before 1:30 o'clock Ilahn, who had the bridge of his nose broken in yesterday's game, was out in uniform today and prepared to take his place in right field. The Americans appeared on the field at I. o'clock and immediately got into batting practice and such a rousing reception given each man has never been heard before in a baseball park. Rohe Is suffering from a s-plir finger on his throwing hand which gave, him much pain. Davis was out in uniform for the first time during the series. He still complained of his sore back, but said he would try to get back in the game if possible. Manager Jones, however, said he did not. believe he would take Rohe out of the game even though Davis did play. It was there fore taken for granted that Rohe might take TanrHhill's place. The Nationals arrived at 1:30 and were enthusiastically greeted. At 2 o'clock the crowds outside the gates were the greatest ever seen on the south side. It was impossible to get Ntreet cars through the throngs. President Comiskey said he believed 20,000' persons were on hand by 3 o'clock. The lineup and batting order is as follows: Nationals Americans Hahn, rf. Jones, cf. Isbell, 2b. Tiavis, ss. . Donahue, lb. ...Dougherty, If. Rohe, 3b. Sullivan, c. Altrock, p. Hoffman, cf Sheckard. If Schulte, rf . Chance, lb Steinfeldt. 3b... Tinker, ss ..... . Evers, 2b.; .,.!.; K'ing, c Brown, p....... COiES OFF THE BALLOT Name of Socialist-Labor Candidate Removed by Court. St. Paul. Minn., Oct. 12. The su preme court today ordered the name of John W. Johnson of Minneapolis, Socialist-Labor candidate for governor, stricken from the official ballot. The name of John W. Johnson was added by petition which was filed last Saturday just before the time for mak ing nominations by filing petitions ex pired. John A. Johnson, the present governor, is a candidate for re-election on the Democratic ticket. As soon a John W. Johnson's name was filed the Democratic state central com mittee, claimed that the nomination of John W. Johnson was irregular as many names on the petition were those who had already voted at the primaries. r.lOfIT PELEE ACTIVE. Sends a Shower of Ashes Over Nearby Islands. Basse Terre, Island of Guadeloupe, Oct. 1. A violent eruption yesterday of the Mont Pelee volcano, Island of Martinique, caused a rain of ashes over the south eastern part of Guadeloupe. The Soufrere volcano on this island shows no signs of activitv. St. Thomas. D. W. I., Oct. 12. From October 6 to October 1" the atmosphere here was thickly charged with fine vol canic ashes, equalling in density any ob served during the worst eruptions of Mt. Pelee. which apparently is strongly dis turbed. ANOTHER PLEASANT DAY. The Weather Mai Says Tluit Tomor row Will Be htill Warmer. The temperature for today shows an increase of ten degrees over thai of yesterday. The maximum for today up to press time was 7$ degrees. The wind is very fierce today, blowing at the rate of sixteen miles an hour. Be hind the wind comes the warm weather. It will be much warmer ionight than it was last night. Tomorrow will see cioudy weather and threatening rain. However, it is not expected that rain will come. The warm weather will continue all day an dthere will be a slight drop towards evening. The temperatures for today are as follows: 7 o'clock 53'11 o'clock 70 S o'clock 57!12 o'clock 74 9 o'clock 2i 1 o'clock 76 10 o'clock 66' 2 o'clock 78 MAYBE DOUGLAS AGAIN Former Governor Is Asked to Take Place of Moran. Boston. Oct. 12. A special to the Globe from Portland. Ore., says: Ex-Gov. w. L. Douglas, who is now in Portland on a pleasure tour of the west, may become the Democratic nominee for the gubernatorial chair of Massachusetts. Since he has been in Portland he has re ceived word that John B. Moran. who re ceived the Democratic and Independent league and Prohibition nominations for governor, will withdraw. Mr. Douglas stands ready - to succeed District Attorney Moran if he is satisfied that the cause of Democracy and tarifT revision in his state demands his return to politics. FEUD SLAVE PEN. Subway Diggers in Philadelphia Make a Discorery At Depth of 100 Feet Below Stephen Girard's House. Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 12. Subway workmen, digging for the foundations of the new tunnel station today, un covered, at a depth of 100 feet, what is plainly an old slave prison. The pen is composed of narrow cells in three tiers, with three foot corridors be tween. Heavy iron bars covered the windows and in each cell were man acle supports. Directly above the prison is the house of the late Stephen Girard, an eccentric rich man, who gave Girard college to Philadelnhia. It has lnnr been handed down in local history that Girard drove a brisk slave trade and that the basis of his s-isrnntie fortune came from that source. The estate is now estimated at several millions. Girard came to Philadelphia in 1774. In the war of of 1812 he made his his torical loan to finance the country. Af that be worked among the yellow fev er victims in Philadelphia after nearly every one else had fled the city. The origin of his fortune has always been a mystery. The old Girard house is within half a block of the Delaware river, from which secret access would have been easy. John W. Jordan, librarian of the Pennsylvania Historical society, said that he had recently visited slave dun geons under an old house in Elkton, Md., which corresponded exactly to those found today. A curious circumstance connected with the discovery is that for years a legend of haunting has hung around old Water street, betwpen Market ami Arch. Stories of underground shrieks chain rattling, blows and all the other manifestations have been told. Houses near tne old Girard plaee could not be rented because of this. SAUNA TOWN RCW. Contest Over Creation of New Ward Gets Into Court. David H. Shields, mayor of Saiina, Amos Godfrey, city clerk, and the members of the city council today ap pealed to the supreme court from the decision of the lower court in the in junction suit which was brought against them in the name of the state to prevent their pla nof calling an election on August 16 under a new division of the city inot wards. Saiina was divided into four wards by an ordinance enacted in 1879. Since that time there was no change in the ward boundaries up to July 16, 1906, when by resolution the city- council at tempted to create a new ward, to be known as the Tihrd ward. On appli cation of David Ritchie and others, the attorney general allowed the name of the state to be used in beginning in junction proceedings to prevent the holding of a special election called for Auguast 16. The complainants won their case and secured an injunction in the lower court. The court held that as only four members of the council voted for the resolution it was not lega'dy adopted by a majority vote, and further that it is contrary to law to create a ward by resolution. ADJOURN FOR FUNERAL. Counsel in Standard Oil Case Agree on One Thing. Findiay. O., Oct. 12. After a two hours session today the trial of the farmers is one which the merchants de Standard Oil company of Ohio, charg- j sire to cater to such an establishment ed with conspiracy against trade was j would not only be popular with and adjourned until Monday. The ad- appreciated by the farmers and thei:' journment was agreed on between families but would also be of benefit tr counsel out of respect to the memory j the business interests of the city, of former Judge Burkett, whose fu-1 In most cities where places of thi neral took place here this afternoon. ' sort have been put at the disposal of The proceedings today consisted of the farmers the expense of creating the taking of testimony of three wit-' them and operating them is born by nesses summoned by the prosecution, the municipal authorities. Topeka's By evidence of countv recorder title financial condition is such at the pres was established in the Standard to a ent tlme ,nat tne city fathers would certain lot in the citv of Findlav on probably hesitate a long time before i which is located their local oil dis- Itributing station for the local retail trade. Oil Inspector Shaffer testified that the oil sold at retail in this lo- '.,iii x u, r.hfair,H th Refining company at Lima. At Up- per Sandusky also in his inspection territory they received the oil from greater r part of the session, showing lethod of purchasing crude oil the met from producers. He said that the oil he purchased and paid for by beep's checks was transferred to the order of P. S. Trainor, of Oil City. Pa. ANOTHER FOR KANSAS. The Salt Trust AV111 EreH hii Addi tional Plant. New York. Oct. It. Official announce ment ia made by President Fuller of the International Salt company that the cor poration has acquired a new process from foreign interests for the manufacture of salt and that the company has decided upon the erection of eight plants, which wiil be equipped with the new appa ratus. Of these eight piants there are now being constructed two in the western part of New York state and one in Kan was. As the result of this process the In ternational Salt company, according to Mr. Fuller, will be in a position to turn out salt at a much lo-wer cot of production. CITY II AS OriE HEED Place of Best and Retirement for Farmers' Families. Should Be Adjunct to PnblU Market or Exchange. PLANS DEVELOPING. Merchants Say Get Together and Establish One. Suggestion Made That Commer cial Club Take.lt Cp. A crying need in Topeka, one which, will do much to make the city popu lar with the great number of far mers and their families, who find it necessary to do business here, and which will attract to the city maiiy raore farmers, who now find it con venient to trade elsewhere, is the es tablishment of a sort of a farmers' ex change or public market, similar ti those with which many other cities iu the country are equipped. And a most important adjunct of such an establishment, and on which is particularly needed in Topeka, is a. good substantial building in which can. be fitted up rest rooms for the wives and children of the farmers who come j to town with them and need just such. i Places to rest and fix up after a long ! and tiresome drive from their home in the country. Under the present: conditions there are practically no fa cilities of this sort. in the city, unless it is the hofels which could not be patronized except at considerable ex pense. Many farmers. with their wives and families drive ten, twelv, fifteen and even twenty miles in the morning to reach the city to do their week's trading, and there is actually no place for the women and children to go and rest up before starting on their trips around to the stores. During the past few months ther have been many complaints from far mers to merchants of a lack of such a place in the city, and the merchants have been told that many more far mers would come to town oftener and their wives would do more trading in the city, and less with mail order houses, if there was some place here for them . to make their heaaquarters while they are in town. A number of I the mercantile houses have thought , that it might be advisable to set ! apart- rooms in their stores for th benefit of the farmers' wives nd children, but sruch places -would hard ly fill the bill. What the women of the farm need and want is a central ly located place wher-3 they can be driven as soon as the city is reached and where they can takt-a good re., brush the dust from fheir clothes and fix up generally before starting around to ihe stores. A building with rooms for this pur-' pose, on the site of a farmers" exchar.g" or public -market could be made larg enough so that the upper story could be used as a hall by the farmers for holding meetings of one sort or anoth er. There are three granges in this vicinity and a majority of the member? of each' of them are generally in town on the, same day and It would be con venient for them to hold their meet ings here. Then this hall could be used for the holding of lectures for farmer' on a variety of topics of Interest to them, for which there would be no trouble in making arrangements with the professors of the State Agricul tural college and the state officials who look after the agricultural and horti cultural interests of the state. As to the scope of the farmers' ex change, it could be made as large or small as desired. At any rate them ought to be lots of room for farmers to stall their wagons and sell their stuff direct to the- public if they care to do so, and there ought to be facili ties for them to auction oft such as they might desire. They could be charg ed a fee for stalling facilities or for auctioneering privileges and the mon ey so collected could be used towards the support of the undertaking and make it self-sustaining. There is no doubt that an establish ment of this kind would be most popu lar with the farmers and their families, and would attract any quantities ni them to the city who are content to do their trading in the smaller surround ing town, and what they cannot buy a tViocic nlofoo anmira l,rrttion mail nrrier hnna. 4s the, frflo r,f h tnp woura sec 881116 a ot mon sufficient to provide such a place, al- though the' sum needed ?;ould not necessarily be large. It wou.d not b necessary to buy a vacant plot of ground suitable for the purpose. It ?p"J,d 1e rfnted for Ume b', 5 3""i if the vnture Pved successful could lt m wa without asking ai i fh tt. nt, h y,.-. ,,-... gested by soe ot the merchants tha thls a marter which should be taker. up and pushed to a conclusion by thi Commercial ciuh. One suggestion is that the Commer cial club should form a stock company for the purpose and sell sxock to the merchants of the city. There is little doubt that this stock would be taken up in short order by the business men as they are all alive to necessity for such an establishment. In this way each business man could invest an amount of money in the venture which would be proportionate to his business interests and the drain on no one man or firm would be heavy. Machinists Win Strike. Knoxville. Tenn., Oct. 12. Lo.al Southern railway machinists and help ers who went on strike at Coster shops here last Monday, today received or ders to return to work tomorrow. They say they obtained the full concession demanded, an increase of 25 centa p day.