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i i EVERYBODY 10 PAGES i reads rr. 1 fa 0 EVERYBODY 10 PAGES NEEDS IT. i ULST EDITION. THURSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA KAKS.AS. NOVEMBER 22, 1906. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. X r jar rtY -ssr '' if ! i I ; i V. x w l I J s , t : i 1 Ti ! i I i 5 V. ! n SNAP GOES "LID" ilay ors of Saloon Towns Are liecoinlng Alarmed. Atchison, Leavenworth Wichita May Be Next. and ALL COLLECT It EVEN UK 2Iayor of Fort Scott Already in Storm Cellar. Findlay Ross Says That He Isn't Frightened. GoTernor Hoch Denies Any Re sponsibility for Crusade. Are the ouster suits filed by Attorney General Coleman against ."" F Ktf.knr. a n A TlinCtion CltV nlGTCJ the beginning of a series of similar suits, to be filed against the mayors of Leavenworth. Wichita. .J'l ! dence in the ouster suits Is being fur- other towns which run the.r saioons nlsh(?ll by j K Codaingi tne aUorney wide open and collect hevenue for the j for the gtate Temperance union. Cod berefit of the city' dlnR is working around In various parts The orobability of such action is j ft the state, and every once in a while Wichita, Atchison ana i . V, .- lander o his storm cellar, and the others are just about ready to close down the lid and wait until the clouds roll by. Governor Hoch denies all responsi bility for the action of General cole man and Coleman affirms this state ment of the governor. Governor Hoch, as a matter of fact, was in Kansas C lty when the suits were tiled, and did not return to Topeka until Wednesday afternoon. When he did return, lie went to General Coleman's oitice, and had an hour's talk with him. When he came out of General Coienian s office, he was asked whether he had anything to say about the situation. "1 haven't anything to say," he re plied. When he was informed shortly after his return that ths suits had been filed i-aid: "That's the first I had heaid of it." . , . General C. C. Coleman oeciarea ui 1 t would be the purpose of his depart- tie nt to continue tne prosecution v, mayors who fail to enforce the law. He denied that the prosecutions com menced were in the nature of a "tem perance spasm. Mr. t'oieman m.u. It i the purpose of this department. In which I am at liberty to say that my successor fullv concurs, to make it im possible for the officers of these cities to enter into partnership with lawless ness without betn4n contempt of the supreme court. The municipal profit 01 the partnership being thus cut out -wo believe the local and police officers wil! he zealous to enforce the law as it has t,ef.n enforced in Wyandotte county by Mr. Trickett and Judge Holt. I pre ler n.H to say what, if any. other cases will be begun in the future." l-'inley lloss Not Scared. A Wichita dispatch shows that Fin ley Ross, mayor of Wicliita, has fixed himself so that he believes he can't be leached. In Wichita the Joints, dives end gambling houses are fined inr keeping open on Sunday." There is no law to pi event their running. When asked if he had heard anything from Attorney General Coleman con cerning proceedings to be instituted against him. Mayor Ross said: "I don't know a thing about it. I have had no word from Mr. Coleman concerning the matter. You see, the conditions here are different from those in Kansas City, Kan. There is no or dinance in this city against saloons. In Kansas City there was one. I don't know whether that is true also of Junc tion City and Ilttsburg. My opinion is that a mayor is elected to see that the city ordinances are enforced. The coun ty authorities are the ones to whom the state must look for the enforcement of state laws. Under the statutes, a city council may pass ordinances in line with state laws, but it is not ob ligatory upon it to do so." Col. Godfrey Pleased. A dispatch from Fort Riley says: "Colonel K. A. Godfrey, comman dant of Fort Riley, was notified of the action brought by the attorney gen eral. C. C. Coleman, against the mayor cf Junction City and Junction City ltself. Colonel Godfrey expressed sat isfaction at the news and said that the open Joints in Junction City were a detriment to the discipline in the post. He said that he would gladly see the places closed." ntjWilliims Is Hunting Cover. Mayor Everhardy of Leavenworth refused absolutely to talk about Gen. Coleman's move, and so did the mem bers of the Leavenworth City council. Frank t nz Uliams. citv attorney was in a different mood. "I will, as city attorney of Leaven worth." said Mr. FitzWiiliams. "advise the mayor of Leavenworth to issue his proclamation to close all Joints, dis orderly houses and gambling houses if they exist in Leavenworth. I will ad vise that any information that may come to him and the chief of police or police Judge in the way of information or evidence be turned over to the ounty attorney for the purpose of closing ail such places. If the attor ney general of Kan. will inform the mayor of the city of Leavenworth that it is the desire of the state officers that the town of Leavenworth shall be a. closed place after the majority ren dered by Leavenworth county for the governor of the state, the town of Leavenworth will be dry except for blind joints, which the authorities, city and county, will be unable to con trol." tioodlander Playing Safe. Mayor Goodlander of Fort Scott says he had no knowledge whatever of any ouster suit having been prepared against him just before election. "No one has ever mentioned any euch matter to me," he said. "If pa pers were prepared in such a proceed ing I probably wouid not have been consulted in the matter. In any event. I had no knowledge whatever of suh a move. I would like to have it dis-1 tinctly understood that my action in I closing the saloons of Fort Scott was not prompted at ail by a fear of ouster proceedings. Longer ago than three weeks I addressed an open letter to the people of this county, telling them that Inasmuch as the county campaign here was being fought out on a distinctly law enforcement issue, if they elected law enforcement candidates I wouid. sa the day foliowing election, order the stirring up the city officers m i with Oeneral Coleman, towns, and some of them are begin- Mr codding says that the State Tem nlnr to take to cover. Mayor Good- ; pcrance union does not desire any cred- police to close all places where illegal business was being carried on. The people ejected the. law enforcement candidate for county attorney and I made good my pledge. "While I am mayor no saloon, gambling- house or disorderly house may be operated in Fort Scott. Had the peo ple elected the antilaw enforcement candidate for county attorney I would undoubtedly have continued the license policy heretofore followed. My action was entirely independent of any possi ble ouster proceedings. The proposi tion I made to the people was a fair one and one that could not have been misunderstood. They sacrificed par tisanship and voted for law enforce ment and I will see that the laws are enforced in Fort Scott in fulfillment of my pledge." Mayor Goodlander's term expires next April. Two Mayors Keep Quiet. Mayor O'Donneil. of Junction City, won't discuss the proceedings against him, further than to say that he hai been carrying out the wishes of the majority of people 1n Junction City. Mayor Kirkwood of Pittsburg said: "I am not worrying, and in fact I do not exactly understand what it means, but I suppose It is the same thing that has gone up against Leavenworth, Wichita and the other towns in the state. All I have got to do is to wait and see what they will do. The papers were filed by Attorney General Cole- j man in me supreme court, and my an swer win prooaoiy De in Dy December 20, the time set." State Temperance Union Responsible. v .-...v.. j. w l. xvci . V tain, LilllliCSi iivnr it for what it is doing, but does not oeny tnat it is getting In its work in the present cases. CRUMMER ACCEPTS. He Becomes Private Secretary Governor Hoch. Schuyler C. Crummer, chairman of the Republican state central commit tee, has decided to accent the position of private secretary to Governor E. W. Hoch. and will begin his work in that capacity on December 1. Charles Sessions, the present incum bent, will leave Topega Saturday. Mr. Sessions has a week's vacation "com ing" to him, and he will take the vaca- tion on his way east, visiting his old home in Ohio for several days. S. V. Crummer, Private Secretary to Governor Hoch. Mr. Crummer is regarded as one of the best men that could have been selected for the position of private secretary. He has a wide acquaint ance throughout the state, and his management of the recent campaign has put him in close touch with the political situation. He is 44 years of age, and lives with his wife at the Union Pacific hotel in Xorth Topeka, though his home is Belleville, Kansas. For some days Mr. Crummer has been undecided about accepting the office of private secretary, on account of a plan which has been pending for the establishment of a new bank at junction City. George Clark and Mr. Crummer were expecting to take the controlling interest in this new project. out the plan was allowed to fail through. Mr. Crummer then decided to accept the secretaryship. Mr. Crummer was born at Elizabeth. 111., only a few miles from the old home of Genera! I". S. Grant. He lived at Elizabeth until 1881, when he moved to Belleville, and went into the banking business there. He was in the bank until 1S97, when he bought a hotel, and was proprietor for four years. In 1901, he was appointed bank examiner by Bank Commissioner Mor ton Albaugh. and was in that position until last June, when, he was given a leave of absence to take up the work of chairman of the Republican state central committee. Luring the preesnt winter, at least, Mr. Crummer will continue to make his home at the hotel in Xorth Topeka. Xext spring he may start up house keeping on this side of the river. There is one rather peculiar thing about the new combination. Mr. Crummer is said to be a resubmission ist, while Governor Hoch is a prohibi tionist. COLDEST OF SEASON. Mercury Dropped to Eighteen Degrees Tills Morning. The coldest weather of the season was recorded in Topeka this morning. At 7 o'clock the government thermome ter stood as low as IS degrees. How ever it warmed up towards noon and by press time the mercury had reached 34 degrees, which was two higher than yesterday. F.ir tor.ipht. the forecast says there will be rain cr sr.cw and it will con tinue to do one or the rther tomorrow. However, as yet any indications to this effect havs faile'i to present themselves. The wind today is from the south east and blows with a velocity of six miles an hour. The temperatures for today are as fellows: 7 o'clock 18 11 o'clock.. 27 8 o'clock IS I 12 o'clock 31 9 o'clock 21 1 o'clock 33 10 o'clock 24 ( 2 o'clock 34 JhVv HIRE' ALL HELP. Dr. Clark Proposes Reform In State Institutions. Would Hare One Civil Service Uoard Employ Attendants. THE ILLINOIS PLAN. Thinks It Could Re Profitably Adopted in iiansas. Doesn't Want Violent Sent to W infield. Idiots I. W. Clark, the new superintendent of the state school for feeble minded youth at Winfieid, wants the state to establish at Topeka a civil service board, to examine all applicants for positions in all state institutions, and furnish employes to the various insti tutions on reiiuest. This theory is directly in conflict with the idea of the superintendents of most of the others state institutions, who think that the new board of con trol law giving each superintendent absolute authority to employ all his own assistants is just what it should be. Lr. Clark, on the other hand, v.-ants to take this power out of the hands of the superintendents, and give it to a state civil service board. The plan proposed by Lr. Clark is the one adopted by the state of Illi nois, and some other states w hich are trying to take state institutions out of politics. At the present time the civil service movement in Kansas is not an un qualified success. The penitentiary board, the reformatory board and the board of control each make their own civil service ruies for the institutions under their respective charge. The result is that the board of control has gone further in cutting out political contributions than have either the nenitentiary or the reformatory. It is said that the state penitentiary em ployes contributed $3,700 to the Re publican campaign fund in the recent election, while the employes at Osa watomle asylum contributed only $70. The reason for the difference is said to be that the board of control has made it impossible for employes to be dis missed for not contributing to political funds. , Dr. Cla-k says in his report to the state board of control, which was printed today: "One cf the most perplexing problems that confronts 'he superintendent in the mana-re.-nent of his institution is the retention of sufficient help, and the em ployment of those who possess a nigh RtatidJ-rd .of efficiency. Boards may con trol, and legislatures may ai propnate, but the s-ipcrinter.dnt must be provid ed with a sxifflcient number of employes. The present method of obtaining help could be made more satisfactory. That the service mav be improved, the civil service law should be amended so that an employment bureau would be es tablished at Topeka. and that the board wo'iid receive the applications and have examinatiors. and establish an eligible j list from which to certify to the super intendent the nanr e of the most capable applicant for the appointment. tne superintendent should be the sole judge of the employe as to fitness and merit for promotion." The superintendents of the state hos pitals for the insane have been urging that the violent idiots, those whose coses are hopeless, should be trans ferred to the Winfieid school. which should be enlarged for this purpose. Dr. Clark also takes issue with the other superintendents on that proposition. Dr Clark says that his institution should be enlarged to take In all feeble-minded, and idiots. regardless of age and that the name should be changed to "School and Home for Fee ble Minded." He would have all the harmless idiots new kept at county poor farn s transferred to the Winfieid home. But he says that it is a very bad plan to include the insane, or violent idiots, with the harmless idiots. Dr. Clark is willing to take all the harmless idiots, but he doesn't want the violent kind. The report shows that the average num ber of inmates of the Winfieid school' dur ing the past two years was 364. The num ber of colored pupils is IS. There are 73 inmates who can read and write, and IS who can not leva inemsnvea, oo air ip- pies and 10 are deaf and dumb. There are j Rl counties of the state represented in the institution. The report is nuisiraieii wnn a large number of Interesting halftone cuts, showing the boys and girls at tho school in their various school rooms. PAUCETtOO SIALL. Would Xot Hold the Crowd at the Kooscvclt Reception. San Juan, Porto Rico, Nov. 22.- Presi dent Roosevelt and his party left San Juan this morning by special train for Arecibo. 40 miles west of this city, where they will enter automobiles drive to Fence and embark for home on board the Louisiana. Governor and Mrs. Winthrop accom panied the president to Arecibo and will bid him farewell at Ponce. The car In which the presidential party traveled was constructed of native wood espec ially for the Infanta Eulala when she visited Porto Rico. Governor and Mrs. Winthrop's recep tion last night in honor of President and Mrs. Roosevelt was the greatest so cial function in the history of Forto Rico. The executive mansion was not large enough to accommodate the guests who Included a large number of members of the Spanish colony. President Roosevelt, during the even ing was happily surprised at meeting E. G. Norton, a former surgeon of the rough riders, who. with his brother, fought by the side of Colonel Roosevelt, at the battle of San Juan Hill. The president's return home by way of Ponce was necessary because it was impossible for him to board the Louisi ana outside San Juan harbor. HE SAILS FOR HOME. President Roosevelt Re-embarks on the Louisiana at Ponce. Washington, Nov. 2 2. The navy de partment was advised today that the battleship Louisiana with President Roosevelt aboard and convoyed by the schooner lost her bowsprit and head battieshipa Washington and Tennessee ; gear. The Main returned to quaran sailed from Ponce, P. R., oarly today Mine and the schooner was towed up for Hampton Roads. MAN" AVIIO STOLE WHEAT EREE. Thomas Smith of Ellsworth Is Par doned by Governor Iloeh. On Saturday, Thomas Smith, of Ellsworth, will walk out of the Kan sas penitentiary, a free man. He was given a commutation of sentence to day by Governor Hoch, at the request cf Judsre R. R. Rees, who sentenced him, the county attorney and all the county officers, and nine of the jury men who convicted him. The other three jurymen could not be located. Thos. Smith was sentenced to six years in prison in May. 1903. for burglary and larceny. He stole a load of wheat valued at $17, and his sen tence would have been a few months in Jail had he not broken into a build ing to get the wheat, thus adding the crime of burglary t that of lareenv. Judge Rees stated that he thought the sentence ot six years too heavy, but as it was tne minimum, it had to stick Smith has been in the penitentiary t little over three years. NEW DEVLIN HEARING. Corn Exchange Lank Contention to Be Heard On December 6. The hearing of the petition of the Devlin trustees for a compromise with the Corn Exchange National bank be fore Referee X. H. Locmis has been set for December 6th, a postponement from the previous day set, December 3rd. Under the terms of the compromise the bank is to dismiss its suit against the trustees which is pending in the circuit court of Cook county, Illinois, and in addition to pay all the costs. The bank holds claims against the C. J. Devlin estate amounting to $132,000. and as collateral security for those claims holds the following personal property Bonds of the Devlin Coal company, face value, $60,000; bonds of the Toluca, Marquette & Northern Railroad com pany, face value, $236,009; i'OO shares capital stock of te Devlin Coal com pany; 75 shares capital stock of the Marceline Coal company; 25 shares cap ital stock of the Marceline Mercantile company; 1,250 shares capital stock of the Marquette Third Vein Coal com pany. The proposed compromise, is upon the foliowing terms: The said bank is to surrender to the trustees all of the notes and obliga tions of the said Chas. J. Devlin held by it, except nine notes, of the Toluca, Marquette & Northern Railroad com pany, aggregating $12,500, guaranteed by said Chas. J. Devlin, and agrees to rely upon said Railroad company for the payment thereof, provided said bank be allowed to retain as their se curity said certificates for 1.250 shares cf stock in the Marquette Third Vein Coal company and said certificates for 200 shares Devlin Coal company stock; and also excepting five note signed by W. H. Horine & Company aggregating $27. 5' 10. and agrees to discharge the es tate of Chas. J. ,pei!U , imm iiaomiy thereon. And said " trustees agree to convey to said bank all of the right, title and interest in and to all the col lateral securities now held by said bank to secure the indebtedness of said estate to said bank, except said certificates for 1.250 shares capital stock of the Marquette. Third Vein Coal company and said certificates for 20 shares cap ital stock of the Devlin Coal company. Upon the confirmation oT the compro mise the bank is to disYniss its suit against said trustees now pending in the circuit court of Cook county, Illi nois, and to pay all costs. VIC. MURDOCH HERE. Will Oiton Senatorial Headquarters in Topeka Soon. Victor Murdock, of Wichita, who is in Topeka today making arrangements to open headquarters here for his United States senatorial boom, said: "It is my idea that the senatorial candidates should keep out of the speakership fight. The people of Kan sas expect this session of the legisla ture to do business, and not get into a big row about the speakership and sen atoiship. I hope that the legislature will settle the senatorial fight just as quickly and quietly as possible, and I hope they will vote for the man that thev think will give Kansas the most fcusinessliks administration of the af- fairs of the office. "It was stated that I was putting forward C. L. Davidson as 'my candi date' for the speakership. I think Mr. Davidson would make a very good speaker, but he tells me he is not a candidate, and that's all I know about it." S. H. Brandon of Butler, who was re elected to the legislature after a hard fight which he didn't expect, is here today, looking into the political situa tion. Concerning the speakership he said: "I hope the senatorial candidates will keep hands off in that fight. I don't believe that senatorial matters have i entered into the situation much yet, j and I hope they w ill continue to stay j out. If one candidate should try to j boom a man, it would precipitate a j fight. It is bard enough to smooth over a senatorial fight without having a bit ter contest on speakership besides. I am not a candidate for the speakership. It is a Job I don't desire in the least." Congressman Charles Curtis had a meeting of a number of well known ' 1 J . . t . .1 Iieauq u.l I Lei s n euiic3vi:ij t ciu,:g, aim will have another meeting of the same sore tonight. The meeting was to talk over plans for his campaign, and in terest the home people in advancing his candidacy. Mr. Curtis will leave for Washington for the "short session" about the last of this month. Chanute. Kan., Xo. 2 2. The Demo crats of the Thirteenth senatorial dis trict, composed of the counties of Neo sho and Wilson, met here Wednesday and nominated S. S. Osborne of Cha nute for state senator to fill the va cancy caused by the death of Senator S. S. Benedict. The Republicans met here yesterday and nominated F. M. Robertson of Coyville. Collision in w York Harbor. Xew Tork, Xov. 22. The Xorth German-Lloyd steamer Main was in collision with the schooner May V. Neville in the lower harbor today. Five plates in the side of the Main above the waterline were stove In and the the harbor. CARDS THAT DRAVi Leslie M. Shaw and W. i. Bryan on tho Programme Of the. Day's Proceedings at the Commercial Congress. SELECTION OF A CITY For Next Year's Convention Also Comes Up. Denver, Lincoln, Muskogee and Tulsa in tne Race. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 22. At the Transmississippi commercial congress today the especial drawing cards were Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of the treas ury; Isham-Bancroft, consulting engin eer of the sanitary canal commission and William J. Bryan, who were on uie programme to make speeches. Mr. Ban croft was to speak at the morning ses sion on the subjeat "Deep waterways from the lakes to the gulf;" Secretary Shaw at the afternoon session on "American finance," and Mr. Bryan in the evening on "The development of the Transmississippi region along commer cial lines." The day promised to be one of the most Important of the entire gathering. Other speakers on the day's pro gramme were; Morning Representative Edgar C. Ellis, Kansas City, subject "The Mis souri river." F. H. Newell, Washington, D. C, chief engineer reclamation service on "Public drainage and its relation to the reclamation service." Discussion to be participated in by Edward Mead of the agricultural de partment. Edward Herron, topograph er in charge of the middle west, depart ment of the interior and other repre sentatives of the national government. Address by Representative John N. Stevens, Vernon, Texas, on "Irrigation in Texas." Addresses on "Department of Mines" by Victor C. Alderson, president of the Colorado School of Mines, and by Ike T. Pryor, Fort Worth, Texas, president of the Southwest Cattle Raisers' asso ciation on "The Live Stock Interests." The selection of a city for next year's convention probably will be decided late today. Among the cities making a bid for the gathering are Denver. Lin coln, Neb., and Muskogee and Tulsa. I. T. Th election of officers will take place tomorrow. H. I). Loveland of San Francisco, one of the vice presidents of the con- grtss, is mentioned lor president. At the opening or tne congress mis rhornimr. Arthur F. Francis, the secre tary, read a farr by George W. Dickie, who was unable to be - present, on "Naval Construction on the Pacific Coast." Mr. Dickie advocated in creased facilities in the shipyards on the Pacific coast and enough work to keep them in condition to render th government efficient service in case oj war. Isham Randolph, chief engineer in charge of the sanitary and ship canal of Chicago, speaking on the "deep wa terway from the lakes to the gulf," said: "There Is a living menace to the full efficiency of the waterway. The more water sent through its channel drawn from Lake Michigan the better will be ' the stage of water in the channel which we have been considering. This menace comes from an international waterways commission called for by the same act of June 13, 1802, which appropriated $200,000 for the survey and estimate for a waterway from Loekport to St. Louis. This act was all right In providing for international control of international waters, but when it also Included wa ters tributary thereto it was all wrong, for that was an invitation to an alien power to take a hand in the control of our domestic affairs. "This International waterways com mission if report be true, recommends a treaty which will limit the water to be drawn by Chicago for sanitary pur poses to 10,000 cubic feet per second. We need no less than 14,000 cubic feet per second. Will you protect us against any treaty which limits the uses of any waters wholly within or rightfully be longing to the United States? We need this water for health. We need it for commerce." POLITICAL IMAGINATION". Paul Thielman of the Denver Post Addresses the Congress. Paul Thielman, editorial writer of the Denver Post, made a rather sensa tional speech on "Excessive Political Imagination." Mr. Thielman said in part : "Query: What is the matter with Colorado? "Answer: Nothing but imagination, "Traveling from Denver to Kansas City the other day, I sat watching the ocean of uncultivated land as far as the eye could see and I marveled as thous ands of travelers have marveled over that stupendous absence of the plow man and harvester. It is one of the wonders of America that land with out people, that silent land where the coyote and the prairie dog seem to ponder over the reason for the coming and going of the railway trains. "There is a lesson in that silent land. It is a warning against the excess of political imagination that busies the public mind with imaginary evils and neglects the substantial things. If the effort and labor and the expenditure of time and money in Colorado on politics had been applied to settle that gigantic waste of fertile soil called eastern Colo rado, the state wouid have double its present population and twice its pres ent useful production. "It is a vast but simple thing. The land is there, but the people are else where there are millions of persons elsewhere willing to better their condi tion and all you need to make a gigantic waste blossom as the rose, is organization to bring the people and the soil together. It is a matter of systematized husbandry with a money reserve or sinking fund against the possible period of drouth. "Why not? Why have one hundred and fifty thousand American farmers gone from under the flag into the bleak Canadian northwest while this silent land in a mild and beautiful cli mate lies in idleness extraordinary that is a mute challenge to the boasts of American enterprise. The reason is that the people of Colorado have been so busy with imaginary troubles that they have not had tlm to deal with substantial things. A disputed point of constitutional law that will never affect one person in 100,000 becomes of vast er Importance than the settlement of many millions of acres of idle "land. "Politics is our great national amuse ment. It offers the Joys of battle with out bloodshed and we are supposed to derive from it all the benefits without the horrors of war. human beings need fighting as they need salt with their fodd. But we can have excessive poll tics we can let out imagination go too far and inflict upon ourselves conse quences that arise originally in Imagi nation but which vitiate confidence and enterprise and create hypochondriac commonwealths. "The world has heard much of the teirible troubles of Colorado. These terrible troubles have resulted from ex cessive political imagination. For years we have bad one continual political campaign. As Foon as one was over we have had another. "Some of our people imagine that they are living in bondage, that liberty is dead and that they are free in name only, but the truth is that this bondage Is a theory and the death of constitu tional libirty Is imaginary and there is no better evidence of it than the para dox of gentlemen who denounce imagi nary, tyranny without so much as thought of the penalty of libel and who say they are slaves to oppressors, though they have unlimited license to say and print what they please. No where on earth is there such complete and unrestrained license of free speech and free press as in Colorado. Indeed the freedom and the license are so great and unlimited that It has produc ed excesses of political imagination. An editor or a politician invents a theory. It is plausible. It produces a crusade. All those persons who are naturally disposed to revel in pessimism and scandal seize uoon it and enjoy them Eelves. After public dispute and up roar and after one side is victorious and another defeated at the polls it is nothing. It was only a political theory to excite Interest and rally voters to elect certain candidates to office. The sun shines, the rain falls, people work and make merry .and marry and are given in marriage and the world is the same. But an entire commonwealth has been the victim of its imagination. And this thing can develop Into politi cal hypochondria. "Colorado has been a political hy pochondriac state, dosing Itself to cure evils it imagined and groaning over ills produced by political imagination. Finally Colorado has released this truth and is well again. It never was really sick. It suffered with excessive imagination. "A militia officer saJd: " 'To hell with the constitution.' and forthwith that irresponsible remark be came a thing of colossal import though as a matter of fact it was a mere irresponsi ble remark of an angry man who had no more to do with the constitution than a cat. "This Transmississippi congress repre sents the real things. I would like to see a congress like this barring out all poli tics as this congress does in every west ern state particularly, every year. I would like to see its deliberations take up the real things with real interest which our political legislatures neglect. "In Colorado we need a survey of the state water resources more than anything else. If the public money were used to make a survey of this kind so that every land buyer knew where he could get wa ter and how much he could get and what it would cost, it would be of greater value- to Colorado than all the politics in the history of the state. If we -orgamaett a system of superintended eu'Ttvatloit of eastern Colorado It would be of more ser vice to civilization and higher morals than al! the political crusades that our political imaginations can imagine in gen erations. Suppose we pieked out the best of the agricultural immigration and set tled it in eastern Colorado under a sys tem nf superintendence and with a sink ing fund derived from the profits of the land and yield of the crops, thereby to guard against possible drouths? That will be greater than all the political ser vices of all our politicians since Colorado was admitted into the union. "Muck raking is useful some times. But muck raking that only rakes and never plants produces the worst of all losses loss of time. When it is over it has only resulted In oppressing the public mind with the weeds. "I have been in Colorado four years. In that time we have had a continued and unceasing political campaign. But only one piece of legislation that is useful and good has resulted from it only one. It has been four years wasted four years in which the energy devoted to political imagination has only caused the neglect of measures to settle the unoccupied land and given the state a bad name. "Thousands of people might have gone to Colorado and carved out homes and fortunes who were kept away because thev Imagined that It was a dangerous place in which to invest their money and their work. And they imagined it Just as our political agitators created such fears by their imaginative excesses. "Kansas City lias grown and prospered because it has the smallest political imagination of any city in America. Colo rado would have had twice as many peo ple as it now has if It had not developed such an excessive power to imagine evil. I hope that all over America the people will make a stand against the insidious danger of imagination that our great re public is a land of frightful wrongs. "Denver and Colorado are booming now. They might have boomed long ago ex cept for imagined evils. We. of Colo rado know the mischief Imagination does. We are now fully recovered and we fee? It is oar duty to warn the nation at largt against what we have experienced." WANTS CLEMENTS' SCALP. A Delerate to the Commercial Con gress Introduces a Resolution. Kansas City. Nov. 22. George J. Kin del of Denver, Colo., who on Tuesday replied in a heated manner to E. H. Harriman's statements to the commer cial congress regarding railroad mat ters again today took occasion to deny the truth of Mr. Harriman's claim that all freight rates go down rather than up, and to criticize caustically his state ment that the government should give the railroads more power. Then Mr. Kindel created a stir by in troducing a resolution that because of certain rulings, which Kindel declared to be discriminative, "the Hon. Judson C. Clements, of the interstate commerce commission, be required to resign from the commission on account of incompe tency, and In the event of his refusal that the president of the Lnited States order an investigation and on satisfac tory proof of charges he demand his resignation." The resolution was referred without debate. ALL CARS OFF TRACK. Two Trainmen Killed, in Wreek on the Great Northern. Minot. N. D. Xov. 22. A. B. Com fort of Grand Forks, engineer; and Peter Morrisse;" of Minot, a fireman, were killed in a wreck of the Great Northern Oriental limited near Dohon. early today. Two mail clerks and three passengers were injured, but not fatally. The accident was caused by the spreading of the track. The train was going about 40 miles an hour and all cars went off the track, the engine, mall and baggage cars being demolished. TERRIFIC SHOCK. Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Collision With the Orinoco. Both Out From Southampton Via Cherbourg. PASSENGEKS IN PANIC, Eight lulled, 18 Injured and Fire Knocked Orerboard. The Larger Steamer Sustained the Greatest Damage. Cherbourg, Nov. 22. A collision between the North German-Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse and the British Royal mail steamer Orinoco occurred at 9 o'clock last night. The Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse and the Orinoco were both outward bound from SouthamDton. via Cher bourg for New York and the West In dian ports respectively. The shock Is described as having been terrific, caus ing panics among the passengers on board the' two vessels. esDeciallv among the emigrants. on the Orinoco three men and a oman were killed, six women and a man were injured and fiv persons were knocked overboard and drowned. Of the two steamers the Kaiser Wil helm der Grosse is said to have sus tained tbrfi rvir.csfr K,, I, , .1 uoiiiac, 'J LI L iiruuii the fact that she has a hole in one side of her. the nature of her Injuries has not been ascertained. Four of the crew of the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse are reported to have been killed and twelve injured, but the exact number of killed and wounded on that vessel have not been reported here. The damage to the Orinoco was con fined to her bows. Both vessels remain in the roadsteii here. How It Happened. When the collision occurred the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse was steam ing at the rate of 17 knots an hour from Cherbourg after having touched here on her voyage out. The Orinoco was bound for this port when the ac cident happened. The commander of the Orinoco claims that he signalled that he was going to starboard of the Xorth German-Lloyd vessel but the latter held her course across the Orinoco's bows and only went to port of the Orinoco when it was too late. The engines of the Orinoco, it Is added, were reversed as soon as it appeared likely that an accident would occur but she crashed into the starboard bow of the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grossa making a. breach 12 feet wide.- The, stem of the Orinoco above, the water line was carried away as the ves sels cleared sfter the collision. 'ftw shock threw all the passenger on the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse off their feet and the grinding of the Orinoco's bow into the steerage of the German vessel instantly killed four persons, disembowling a girl 11 years old. The captain of the Orinoco ordered boats to be cleared away but the panic on board of her was general. Some nf the crew jumped Into and launched two of her boats and several frenzied wo men attempted to get into them as they were being lowered over the side. One boat was swamped when it struck the water. As soon as the accident occurred a number of small boats from Cherbourg, put out to the scene of the collision and succeeded in rescuing some of the sailors and passengers uho were strug gling in the waves but five of the crew of the Orinoco are believed to have been drowned. . The damage to the Kaiser Wiihelm der Grosse is estimated here at $200,0'0. She Can't Go On. London. Xov. 22. At the offices her of the Xorth German Lloyd today k was stated that the steamer Kais"r Wilhelm Der Grosse was so damages in the collision last right off Cherbourg with the steamer Orinoco that she i unabie to continue the voyage to New York. Passengers to Re Transferred. Paris. Nov. 22. At the offices of the North German Lloyd Steamship com pany here it is stated that as the In juries to the Kaiser Wilhelm Iter Grosse by her collision with the Orinoco will make it impossible for her to proceed, the passengers will be transferred to the American liner St. Paul and the French line steamer La Lorrain, leaving respectively, South ampton and Cherbourg and Havre, No vember 24. According to reports received at the offices of the company here four emi grants on board the Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse were killed and twelve were wounded, two of them seriously. Damage Not Serious. London. Nov. 22. The report of the collision between the Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse and the Orinoco received by the NorthGerman Lloyd Steamship company here says the former's star board bow is damaged, that several of her plates were pierced between decks and that four steerage passengers were killed and five injured. The steamer is not making water and the damage done is regarded as not being very serious. She probably will be repaired at Southampton. FQUfTWASHED AWAY. Men Caught on Breakwater ' Crib Work by Storm Were Drowned. Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 2 2. Four men who were caught by last night's storm on the crib work of the new breakwater at the entrance to Holland harbor on Lake Michigan, were washed away by the waves and drowned. The men could not gain the shore because of the immense sea. The life saving crew attempted to aid them but the waves were so hieh that no boat could live. Attempts were made to shoot a line to them, but the hurricane hurled the line back. When night closed the men were still clinging desperately- to the crib work. At day break today they were gone. Weather Indications. Chicago. Nov. 22. Forecast for Kansas: Rain or snow tonight and Friday; warmer tonight; colder in west portions Friday. Sore Trsrat Ond Cold In Client relieved over nlfeht by Omega oil. 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