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Bock Island General Offices in
Topeka Are in Order,
Satisfaction Expressed Over
New Location of Work.
Present Building Capacity Is
Not large Enough.
Other Items of General Inter
est in Traffic World.
Th first two weeks of ODeratlon un
der the new organization of the traffic
conditions and officials of the Rock
Island lines has ended and tne omcers
of the road are pleased with tne suc
cess nf thft venture.
The officers at the head of the newly
created second district with headquar
ters in Topeka agree that every thing
has been running smoothly in the time
since the change. They predict that
the reorganization will be permanent
with the road and will carry on the
entire business of the system for many
years. ... ...
It Is a new scheme this dividing
the lines of the road up Into three
districts and giving each a general
headquarters and is the key to the
operating secret in the modern rail
roading or today, ine unw
in ail hiir railwav systems like the
Rock Island when the entire line is
operated from the home omce 01
president and his staff.
Not that the president has been
his power far
from that but he has given himself
more personal power by supervising
his road with more lieutenants who
are able to get at the grass roois ui
Everyone knows the old theory of
railroding. A president, a iew vii;o
ni-siriTit a c-eneral manager, a gen
eral passenger agent, a general freight
agent, etc. ine president uau
Brilliant array or omciais urounu uuu
imiiallv at the terminus of the lines
and with the exception of one or
two "inspection tours-' every year tne
entire railroad system was run by the
aid of a typewriter ana a sxenog
Now ft Is different at least on the
Rock Island, the Santa Fe and other
up to date roads. Now the system is
divided Into districts and each district
is given a general manager, a general
passenger agent, a general superin
tendent, n suDerlntendent of motive
power, an engineer maintenance of
way, a general ireignt agent, geucrai
attorney, claim agent, etc.
v.arTn eeneral manager has supreme
sway over the operating department
of his district. He is the head of a
railroad of his own and only to the
executive officers is he held responsi
ble for what goes on in his district.
Take A. E. Sweet, general manager of
the Rock Island in Topeka, or C. W.
Kouns, general manager of the Santa
Fe in Topeka. for instance. If you
want to go to the head of the Santa Fe
general offices in Topeka you wade
through four or five thick carpets and
your card is given reverently to Mr.
Kouns. In the Rock Island general
offices it is the sa'me and you are
able to get at the real head of the
work you can find the responsible
party without writing a letter to Chi
cago and having It answered by some
It is really on the commission form
of government theory. Each man is
directly responsible for the work of his
department and if anything goes
wrong it takes but a short time to
trace the cause. The only difference
between the railroad work and the
commission form of government is
that one comes after years of hard la
bor and practical experience and the
other is picked from the tree after
weeks of clever political dealings.
The Rock Island a road among the
leaders of the west with 8,500 miles of
track is divided into three districts.
The second district including all of the
rich territory of the central west cen
ters in Topeka and since the first of
February the officers at the head of
this district hav been In the office
building here.
Rushing Work on Offices.
It will be a week before the remodel
ing of the building is completed but
all of the more important changes in
the Interior have been made. "Visitors to
the offices now will find practically a
new inside appearance the arrange
ment of the rooms has been changed,
all of the walls have been i-etinted and
painted, the floors in the big offices
have been relaid and varnished, parti-
Not only 13 the blood the great
nourishing source of our systems, but
equally as important is its work of
J-emovinr the waste of oxodized, tis-.
sues which have been consumed in
force and bodily heat. This waste is
filtered out through the kidneys.
When, however, the kidneys become
weak and unable to perform their
regular duties, the waste is allowed
to remain in the circulation, - soon
forming uric acid which destroys the
greater portion of nourishing elements
of the blood and leave it weak and
acrid. This imperfect blood deposits
Into the different muscles and joints
the uratic impurity with , which it is
contaminated. Then the pains and
aches of Rheumatism commence. The
gritty formation which- uric acid
causes collects in the joints and pro
duces the aches and stiffness which
always accompany the disease. Like
wise the muscles are coated and lose
their elasticity, while the continual
irritation to the nerves produces swell
ing and inflammation of the flesh.
t. t s. cures
Rheumatism in
the only way it is
possible to over
come the disease;
it cleanses the
blood of all uric
acid poison and
strengthens the
kidneys so they
are enabled to properly filter out the
waste. S. S. S. is not only the best of
blood purifiers, but a fine tonic. Book
on Rheumatism free to all who write.
223 SWI7X SfEClXlO CO, Atlanta, Gft,
tions have been torn out arid inserted
almost $4,000 has been spent by the
company in Topeka for this work.
A person used to find very few "car
pets" in the Rock Island offices here.
Now a visitor can walk through many
suites of offices with bis feet sinking
down deep In Brussels of the best pat
ternthat Is, you can do this If the
descriptions given by the office boy to
the outer office clerk, by the clerk to
the general clerk, by the general cler
to the assistant chief clerk, by the as
sistant to the chief clerk and by the
chief clerk to the "boss," is satisfac
tory. A. E. Sweet, general manager, has
one of the prettiest and best furnishel
offices in the building. It occupies the
tower extension on the second floor.
giving him a north and south view up
and down Kansas avenue. Mr. Sweet
has his desk set back in this tower.
The furnishings are all in mahogany
and the carpet feels at least 3 inches
thick. Next to him on the north is
the office of George Hetherington,
chief clerk to the general manager.
Mr. Hetherington has walnut furnish
ings and like the general manager has
a long row of "buttons" on his desk.
It is the common rule that the im
portance of an official can be judged
by the number of "buttons" he has
on his desk. Chief Clerk Hetherington
also has a carpet that gives a "pussy
foot" effect to an Intruder.
James A. Stewart, general passenger
agent, is situated on the third floor
with his well organized force. Like
wise S. W. Mullinix, superintendent of
motive power. J. B. Smalley. general
superintendent, is on the second floor
adjoining the offices of the general
In a short time the Rock Island will
have to build an addition to the pres
ent building which i3 used for the gen
eral offices. Every office is crowded
and some of the offices are moved to
the rear of a nearby hotel. With the
growth of the road's business, the nat
ural working order of the second dis
trict and the addition of new clerks to
different departments something will
have to be done to accommodate them.
It is a question in the minds of the of
ficials whether to build out the two
wings of tho building on the north or
to make it higher.
Hand-to-Mouth Policy of Railroads
Due to Uncertain Rate Conditions.
New York, Feb. 11. It appears to
bo generally conceded that it is a long
time since men engaged in the manu
facture of railway supplies have been
Obliged, as they are at this time, to
hunt for business and pursue possible
contracts that not infrequently prove
regular will o' wisps. The reason, of
course, is obvious to all who under
stand the situation, and for months
have been painfully familiar with the
hand-to-mouth policy governing the
buying of the railroads. It has been
frankly stated by the latter that in the
tremendous and protracted effort made
to get advance freight-rates, unless
assured of the greater revenue that
higher rates would give, they can not
afford to go Into the market and en
gage in liberal buying. '
It has been charged, however, that
the action of the roads which has been
so paralyzing to the supply business is
the result of a concerted plan or un
derstanding at least among some of
the lines, and for the sole purpose of
making the public believe that without
higher rates there can be no prosper
ous railway operation, and all other
avenues of trade and commerce must
share the burden of resultant depres
sion. The supply men are hoping for early
betterment of the present situation.
It is at this season of the year they
have, been accustomed to receive a
plentitude of orders, the flow of which
continues until about June.
Kansas Bonuses for Road Projected
North and South.
Guthrie, Ok., Feb. 13. Surveyors
for the Winnipeg, Salina & Gulf com
pleted the survey, during the past
week, from Alva west to Beaver City,
nearly 100 miles, routing the road
through Buffalo and Gate. Beaver
citizens are raising a bonus for the
company, as are also the citizens of
Alva, who have promised $100,000.
Sterling, Kan., has subscribed $10,000,
and Sylvia, Turon and Sunningham
$5,000 each. The Marine Trust & Se
curity company of San Francisco is as
sisting in financing the road, of which
ti. Jueon Miller of Salina, Kan., is pres
ident. The first line is projected to be
built south from Omaha through Sa
lina to Alva, with a branch west from
Alva to the New Mexico coal fields.
Announcement was made about one
year ago that this survey was being
made and that a strong organization
was being formed to finance this pro
ject. Whether this is a part of the
system of which fifty miles has been
graded and rails are being laid in
North Dakota is not known.
Statement Regarding Morgan Made in
Kansas City by Gleed.
Kansas City, Feb. 13. "J. F. Mor
gan & Co., are not buying telephone
properties. They have no use for any
more than they already own."
This statement was made last night
by C. S. Gleed, president of the Mis
souri & Kansas Telephone company
while discussing the many reports
that have gained publicity in the last
week that Mr. Morgan is busy buying
up independent telephone companies
throughout the country. -
Mr. Gleed also said that the state
ments sent out from St. Louis last
Wednesday claiming the purchase by
Mr. Morgan of independent telephone
lines in several eastern and western
cities were incorrect.
Regarding the rumors of a sale or
merger of the two telephone lines In
Kansas City, Mr. Gleed said that no
such deal had been made. .
""It -4s my understanding," , he said,
"that a proposition has been made to
Mr. Heim, president of the Home Tele
phone company, as to terms on which
a trade can be made, but it is uncer
tain as to whether these terms can be
agreed upon.
"If one is made at any time in any
form the public will know about it
promptly, as the Bell people will, un
der no circumstances, do anything
not pleasing to the public- The Bell
company would like to own the Home
properties, but very naturally the
Home owners place a higher value on
their property than the Bell can see
in it.
"Both companies continually are
importuned by the publio to do away
with the nuisance of two services and
the Bell at least would like to satisfy
the demand, but Kansas City rates are
unremunerative and the amount of
investment to be lost by a merges
would be enormous. There are also
legal difficulties which perhaps would
prevent a deal. But the whole sub
ject is receiving most careful consid
eration and a purchase or merger
may result although the chances in my
opinion : are - largely - against it."
Would Give Ball Players Credit
for Yalue.'
Find Average Batting by Credit
Fly Hit for Score Shonld Pay
Walk, Sacrifice, Bun, Hit by
Pitcher, Worth Same as flit.
Guthrie. Ok.. Feb. 13.-r-Edson T. (Ted)
Price, one' of the best known baseball
players and managers produced by Ok
lahoma, comes forward at the present
time, when there are so many sug
gestions relative to changing the rules,
with an entirely new system for figur
ing batting averages. After playing
independent ball for several years, Price
has been playing in the leagues since
1895, leaving the Toledo team in 1902
to manage the Cedar Rapid team of
tne xnree-t league. Juater toe man
aged the Wheeling team of the Central
League several years, the Enid team
or the western Association two years,
ana last season he managed the -Ke
wanee team of the Central Associa
In discussing his proposed changes
in nguring the players batting aver
ages. Price says:
"I am trying to introduce a system
of averaging the work of a ball play
er as a batter that J hope may revo
lutionize the old system, by whloh the
value of a player baa . always been
judged by the number of hits he made
in a certain number of times at bat.
Before studying the new system think
how many games under your own ob
servation have been won by the batter
by other than a clean base hit. .
"My system of counting is as follows
Hit, 10; run, 10; sacrifice, 10; base on
balls, 10; scoring a man, 10; hit by
pitched ball. 10.
I "The first on my list is the hit, and
none of us underestimate the value of
it, but I deny that it is the whole
"Second The run. Some may ask:
'What has the run to do with bat
ting?' Well, a man must be at bat be
fore he can get on bases, and must
get on bases . before he can make a
run. This will be an incentive for a
batter to run everything out at his
best speed.
"Third The sacrifice. By giving 10
points for the sacrifice an inducement
is offered to the player to become ef
ficient in this department, and a man
can become a scientific batter only
through close application to practice
in that department. At first I thought
of allowing the ' batter onlv 5 points
lor a sacrifice, but upon rurther con
sideration 10 points seemed to be the
proper thing.
"Fourth The base on balls. It is a
standing fact that a man who gets a
base on balls scores more often than
with a hit. Why? Well, in the first
place, it unsettles the pitcher and, he
puts them straight over to the next
batter, - and in the second -'see a base
on- balls causes a team -to have - less
confidence in a pitcher and often causes
an explosion.
"Fifth Scoring a man is perhaps the
most important of all, as it requires
a cool player to do the right thing In
a pinch. During the past league sea
son no less than two of the first four
games played were won by fly balls to
the outfield. Yet. under the present
system, a batter gains nothing by
scoring those runs. A ball player (the
right kind) often goes up with the
determination to try for a long fly
merely to score the run. Yet he must
suffer for it. Is it just?
"The last on the list is hit by a
pitched ball. No explanation of that is
necessary, as that 10 even more de
moralizing to the pitcher and the team
behind him than a base on balls.
"If the above system were used a
standard for good work would soon de
velop itself, and at present It seems
to me that aoout a total or z&o nounas
for each ten games would show splend
id work by the batter. Men from high
er leagues, who are looking through
the minors, would not- jump at , con
clusions when they saw that a man
had batted only .240 or .250. This man
-may have been the most valuable mem
ber of the team, although there may
have been two or three ,.300 hitters,
under the present system, in the, same
"These . rules, if followed, would
bring the players who really help to
win games into the limelight. The
nlai-er who makes runs rather than
mere base hits Is the valuable man to
a team."
Sends Out Call to Report March 14
A Full Roster.
Wichita, Kan., 3"eb. 13. The 1911
Wichita baseball team will report here
for spring practice March 14, orders to
that effect having been sent out by
Manager Isbell Saturday. Several
major league clubs, the Chicago Amer
icans and Boston Americans in par
ticular, will play here on their train
Ir - trip, and Isbell want3 to get Ills
men assembled for these games. - In
addition he will play a number of the
Western association and Kansas State
league teams and possibly the Okla
homa City team of the Texas league. .
The roster of the Wichita club is
practically complete and will remain
unchanged with the exception of one
or two major leaguers whom Isbell ex
pects to secure. The list includes:
Most Severe Cold or the Grippe Re
- lieved in Several Hours.
Pape's Cold Compound is the resuli
of three years' research at a cost o;
more than fifty thousand dollars, and
contains no quinine, which we hav
conclusively demonstrated is not effec
tive in the treatment of colds or grippe.
It Is a positive fact that a dose ol
Pape's Cold Compound, taken everj
two hours until three consecutive doses
are taken, will end the Grippe and
break up the most severe cold, eithei
in the head, chest, back, stomach, limbs
or any part of the body.
It promptly relieves the most miser
able neuralgia pains, headache, dull
ness, head and nose stuffed up. feverish
ness, sneezing, sore throat, running of
the nose, mucous catarrhal discharges,
soreness, stiffness and rheumatta
Take this harmless Compound as
directed, with the knowledge that, there
is no other medicine, made anywhere
else in the world, which will cure your
cold or end Grippe misery as promptly
and without any other assistance or
bad after-effects, as & 25 cent pack
age of Pape'a Cold Compound, which
any druggist in the world can supply. ,
COti W- K Ellis, Clyde Ensley,
xxo-rmon, Mike U'Uonneii.-ilar
rv Hpnrv rtharla. t..i.. rrji -v
nigan, Lewis S. Smith, James Durham,
-Red ShaCkelfmv) TTorrv TCuratts
Pitchers; Frank Moore and Frank
TcKaIi 1
oase; George Hughes, sec
ond base; Danny Claire, shortstop;
Henry Schmid and Frank Thompson,
third base; New Pettlgrew, Roxy Mld
dleton. Chic Anderson, Ira Belden,
Tank Davis and Lester Underbill, out
fielders; Al Shaw and Verne Clem-
Defeated the Nebraska Basketball Five
37 to 12.
Lawrence, Kan., Feb. Is. The Kan
sas basketball five closed Its season on
the home court here Saturday night
by defeating the Nebraska Cornhusk
ers by a score of 37 to 12. The Corn
huskers played in poor form and
uuweu lime or their team work and
SWlft play Whln.h fYtnraj-tPTirarl tho
Play ot the previous night. In the
first half the Jayhawkers held the Ne
braska forwards safe and they were
not able to make a field goal.
In the second half Nebraska came
back stronger but was unable to stop
the fierce play of the Kansas five. In
this half the Kansans made 21 points
10 xNeDrasica's 10. The play was char
acterized by faster and fiercer playing
than in the game between the two
Friday night. The .Tavhawkers nlavpd
in great form and kept the lead from
me start. The game was the last on
the Cornhusker trip. . Out of six games
they have won two; one at Ames and
one nere. .
Ban Johnson Does Not Take to Na
tiona League Plan,
Chicago, Feb. 13. Official scoring
in the American, league, in all proba
bility, will be done in the open this
year, same as before. President John
son Of ttlA lfao-llA u 0 ir iimtt-tn vt.
other cities had been received point
ing out aisaavantages in the scheme to
keep secret the identity of official
scorers and he thought the proposi
tion had so little chance to find favor
in the eyes of the club owners that
he probably would not present it to
them at the coming schedule meeting.
The strongest protest came from St,
Louis, seat of the trouble out of
which grew the idea to protect the
game from similar affairs In future.
The objections are based chiefly on
the ground that there would be more
opportunity for cheating than If the
full glare of publicity is thrown about
the scoring at all times.
Make Up and Sign Two Year Football
Lincoln. Neb., Feb. IS. The Univer
sities of Nebraska and Missouri have
resumed football relations after a sus
pension since 1902. Manager Earl 6T
-tuagen or tne cornhuskers has an
nounced a two-year agreement with
the Tigers. It provides that Missouri
snail piay in Lincoln in 1911, while
the Cornhuskers are to go to Colum
bia in 1912. The contest with Missouri
closes the roster of Nebraska's five
important games. , .
' The schedule is. as follows: Octo
ber 21, Minnesota in Minneapolis;
October 28, Missouri in Lincoln; No
vember 4, Ames Aggies in Ames; No
vember 18, Kansas In Lawrence; No
vember 25, Michigan in Lincoln.
The three other dates on Nebraska's
schedule will provide for minor games
which has hot yet; been arranged. ;a
Despain Pays $1,500 ' for , Him and
Offers Top Salary:
Lincoln. Neb., 1 Feb. 13. Robert
Unglaub, first baseman of thd Wash
ington Americans ana formerly cap
tain and manager of the Boston Red
Sox, has been secured by the Lincoln
team of the Western league as cap
tain and manager for 1911.
President Despain paid President
Noyes of Washington $1,500 for Ung
laub's release and he will receive the
largest salary every paid in the West
ern league. Negotiations had been
nearly completed for the securing of
Germany snaerer ana then the mat
ter was blocked by the refusal of sev
eral big league clubs to waive on him.
Unglaub will report here in the near
Scheme Was Success In South Atlantic
:;- Last, Xear.
Cincinnati, Feb. 13. In the Blue
Grass league the coming season two
schedules of sixty games each will be
played and there will be two pennants.
This will give the teams which fail to
get an early start in the first series a
cance to win the pennant In the
second series.
After both series are ended a cham
pionship contest Is to be played be
tween the leaders of each series. The
South Atlantic league tried the scheme
last season and it proved a big success.
The teams which finished at the bot
tom in the first series were at the top
in the second series.
One Man in 600 Equaled a High
Boston, ' Feb. 13. Although the
twenty-second revival of the Boston
Athletic association's annual games,
held in Mechanics' hall, failed tp place
any new record in indoor athletic an
nals, it developed keen and interesting
competition among more than 600 of
the leading college and club athletes
Of the country, including nearly a
score of champions. But many of the
latter failed to overcome tna handi
caps allowed weaker opponents, and
got no place In the summaries.
Now It's "Puny" to the Navy.
Columbia, " Mo.. Feb. 13. Once
more "Puny" Bluck. football star, is
to forsake the University of Missouri.
The big athlete received notice from
Representative Morgan or tne uit-
teenth district of his appointment to
the Naval academy at Annapolis.
muck says ne will quit scnooi im
mediately and prepare for the ex
aminations which come In April. ,
Thompson Win a at Sydney.
Sydney. Feb. 13. John Thompson,
the American pugilist, received the de
cision on points over Billy Papke, the
middleweight fighter of Illinois in a
20 round bout today.
Basketball Scores.
Lost Springs 60; Dwight 14.
Halstead 39; Wlnfield 32. -
Mayor McGill Is Out
Seattle. - Feb. 13i-Mayor Hiram C.
Gill, recalled by the electors for alleg
ed misconduct in ovfice. retired at noon
today wiThout ceremony and Ccorge
W. Dilling, chosen to succeed him took
the oath of office. With. Gill there went
into retirement Charles W. Wappen
stelx chie' of p-ilice.
To Cure a Cold In One Day. ..
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund money it it fails to cure.
to. w. wove 's signature is on eacn Dox.2bC
Made Three. ; Minute Talk, and
His Plea Was Confirmed. ..
Senators Thought Kansan's
Point of Order purely Safe.
Amendment Before Body Pro
Tided for Payment, $600,000.
Bristow Only Man Opptsed to
Confirmation of Smith.
Washington. Feb. 13. The result of
a contest in the senate a few days ago
Illustrates what may be done toy a few
minutes' talk by a member of that
body wjio knows the facts involved In
a question and who is able to state
them in a few words. ".
When the Indian appropriation bill
was being considered in the senate.
Senator Charles Curtis made a point
of order against an amendment, which
provided for the payment to certain
Oreek Indians of the sum of $600,000.
Senator Owen, who favored the item,
thought Vice President Sherman would
sustain the point of order made by
the Kansas senator, so instead of con
fining their remarks to the point of
order both he and Senator McCumber
argued the merits of the claim, intend
ing to appeal from the decision of the
chair. This they did, when he -sustained
the point made by Senator Cur
tis, but the Kansas- senator made a
three minute speech on Its merits, and
when the vote was taken only three
senators voted with the Oklahoma sen
ator. , .,
It wag admitted by all that the brief
statement of Senator Curtis caused a
large majority to vote in support of
the ruling of the vice president. The
speech of Senator Curtis was short. It
was as follows;
What Senator Curtis Said.
'. "In view of the fact that there have
been so many misstatements in regard
to this claim. I should like to take a
few minutes' time in explaining it to
the senate. It is a very old claim. In
the first place, by the third article of
the treaty of 1866 it was stipulated that
the government should sell certain lands
and out of the proceeds pay to the loyal
Creek Indians $100,000 to reimburse them
in proportion to their respective losses.
The land was sold and the money was
turned into the treasury. In 1872, act
of July 15, $100,000 was appropriated,
to be applied pro rata on the several
amounts awarded under the treaty of
1866. Afterwards the Indians present
ed their claims to the secretary of the
interior. That officer, in a report dated
February IS, 1879, held they had no
further legal claim. Again, on July 29,
1882, the same claim was presented,
and the secretary of the interior held
that they had no further legal claim.
On the 10th of May, 1883, the matter
was submitted to the court of claims.
The court of claims, in passing upon
the case, held that the Indians had no
legal claim and that the $100,000 was
In full settlement of all claims of said
Creek Natipn for . damages and losses
of ' every ' kind growing out of
the late " rebellion. The opinion
of the court will be found In nineteenth
court of claims reports, at page 675. I
should like to read just a part of the
syllabus of the case:
" 'III. The provision in the treaty of
1866 that "thet stipulations of this treaty
are to be in full settlement of all claims
of said Creek Nation for damages and
losses of every kind growing out of
the late rebellion" applies to individual
and personal as well as to national
" 'IV. By the Creek treaty, 1866, the
United States reserved $100,000 from
moneys to be paid the nation and
stipulated that that amount should be
divided among the loyal Creeks "in
proportion to their several losses;" but
they did not thereby assume the losses
wthich loyal Individuals suffered by rea
son of their having faithfully adhered
to the government during the war.'
"Alter that decision nothing more
was done in reference to this claim
until the agreement was entered into
with the Creeks in 1902. In that in
strument the congress of tfhe United
States agreed that this loyal Creek
claim and another claim should be
submitted to the senate for settlement
as a board of arbitration. A resolu
tion or a memorial was presented. It
was sent to the committee on Indian
affairs in the regular order of busi
ness. The committee on Indian af
fairs was never selected by the senate
aa a board or a court to adjust this
claim. The memorial was referred to
it in the usual course of business. The
committee took jurisdiction, however,
and reported the matter back, but not
by way of resolution. They selected the
Indian appropriation bill, and put the
award, so called, in the Indian appro
PTiation bill of March .3, 1903.
Kansan Stated Hia Contention.
"Now, my contention is that there
was no award or any Kind or cnaracter
until the Indian appropriation bill be
came a law. Had the committee re
ported to the senate a resolution, the
senate might pass it one day and the
next day. if the senate had been con
vinced that they made a mistake, it
could reconsider and reduce the amount
from $1,200,000 to $600,000, and no one
would contend that the latter action
would not stand as the final action of
of the senate.
"The committee selected an appro
priation bill. Under the general pro
cedure of the house and senate the bill
must go to the house. It went to the
house. The house disagreed to the
amendment. The whole matter went
to conference, and in conference the
house and senate agreed to an award
of $600,000. It came back to the senate,
was approved, and 1 the only legal
award was the award of 5600,000 made on
the 3d day of March, 1903, and the pre
siding officer of the senate who passed
upon this question two years ago well
said that the senate could not go back
of the act of March 8, 1903. That is the
law. and that is the award and the
only award made by the senate.
I pointed out yesterday that when
the $600,000 was appropriated, the pro-
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vision of the act was that the Indians
should receive this sum in full settle
ment. That resolution of the tribal
council passed a resolution accepting
that amount in full settlement. That
resolution of the tribal council was
sent to the president of the United
States, was approved by the president,
and was a receipt in full. In addition
to that, when the payment was made
to each individual, each individual
signed a receipt in full, and it refers
, to this award, the only award made,
and that is the award of March 3, 1903.
i The truth of the matter is this
claim has already been . paid in full
twice, and I contend now, as I con
tended on the conference committee,
I that had the senate been advised of the
J true facts In this case they would not
have consented to have paid one other
j cent to the Indians over and above the
$100,000 that was paid in the first- in
stance. These Indians have been paid
In full.
"Then it is said there is nothing In
here that is obnoxious to the rule, and
that it is carrying out the provisions
of a treaty. There is no treaty, but a
mere agreement, an act of congress,
because the policy in dealing with the
Indians was changed in 1871, and in
that agreement there is no provision
for the payment of attorneys' fees, and
yet In this item you find provision
made for the payment of attorneys
fees which was not contemplated by
the act of 1902. There is nothing of
that kind provided for In the agree
ment. This Is an attempt to put gen
eral legislation on an appropriation
bill, and I submit, Mr. President, that
it is subject to the point of order I
made against it last evening."
Bristow Voted Against Smith.
Judge Walter I. Smith of Iowa, one
of the regular of regulars of the house,
recently nominated to be circuit judge
of the Eighth judicial circuit, to suc
ceed to the vacancy caused by the pro
motion of Judge Van Tevanter to the
supreme court, was confirmed by the
senate with but one senator voting
"No." That was Senator Bristow of
Kansas. It had been known for some
time that there was a division of opin
ion among insurgent Republicans in
the senate as to the prdpriety of con
firming Smith. No one ever questioned
his legal ability. But the insurgents
wanted Judge Norris of Nebraska,
leading insurgent of the house, ap
pointed to the office.
Senators LaFollette and Brlsow were
not well pleased with the prospect of;
confirming Smith. They tried to or
ganize a fight on the Iowan's nomina-
tion. but made little headway, In view
of Senator Cummins' attitude in the
matter. When it was moved in execu
tive session of the senate to confirm
Smith, Senator LaFollette was absent
in Wisconsin, planning to launch his
booms for the presidency, but Senator
Bri&tow, who was presented, aemanaea
a vote. Orf a showing, tne senator irom
Kansas was the only member of that
body who voted "No."
Kansas Superintendents Also Are
Against New Institutions.
Emporia, Kan.. Feb. 13. The meet
ing of the school superintendents of
the cities of the first and pecona classes
which convened in Emporia Friday,
has closed. The superintendents de
clared unanimously against the sep
aration proposition for the state nor
mal school and, by implication, against
the increase of normal schools.
The new officers of the association
elected are: A. M. Bell of Ottawa,
president; Nathan T. Veatch of Atchi
son, vice president; C. H. Oman, Gar
nett, secretary-treasurer.
Southern Kansas and Oklahoma Ani
mals to Market Early,
Arkansas City, Kan.. Feb. IS.
George D. Fry of Pawhuska, Ok., a
cattleman of the Osage reservation.
says that this has been the finest win
ter for range cattle ne has ever seen
In this part of the country.
The absence of snow and rain - has
made it possible for the stock to get
feed, and the very mild weather has
enabled them to come through in fine
shape. A large number of Osage cat
tle will- be on the market early, he
Clergy of Leavenworth Diocese Will
Bid I lira Formal Farewell.
Kansas City, Kan., Feb. 13. A
farewell reception and banquet will be
given In honor of the Rt. Rev. Thomas
F. Lillls, bishop of the Kansas City
diocese, by the Catholic clergy of the
Leavenworth diocese, of which he was
formerly bishop, at the Hotel Grund,
Wednesday afternoon.
The reception will begin at 1 o'clock
with the banquet at 2. The entire
clergy of the diocese will attend and
the Rt. Rev. John Ward, who suc-
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ceeded Bishop . Iiillis In the Leaven
worth, diocese, will preside.
Juvenile Court, Therefore, Took Ber.
nice Stephenson , From Mother.
Kansas City, Kan., Feb. IS. "I have
so many papas I don't know what to
do," Bernlce Stephenson, 11 years old,
told Judge Sims, in the Wyandotte
county juvenile court, where her
mother, Mrs. Arthur S. Claywell, ap
peared to show why the child should
not be taken from her.
"Mamma Just goes from one place
to another," Bernice told the judge,
"and I want a place to call home."
The child has been staying with her
grandfather, J. H. Coleman, a farmer
of Sedgwick, Kan., the last two weeks.
Mrs., Claywell testified that she bad
been married five times, the last time
to Arthur S. Claywell. In Oklahoma
City, New Tear's day, when it Is al
leged that she left- Rcnir. , vcr-crA
of George Dicks, a business partner.
ivir. joieman asked that the child be
given to him. but the mother protest
ed. .TurilTA Ril-riH flnalhr tt. . J ,v,A .' 1
a ward of the court. She will be cared
ior Dy uavia jK-epier, chief probation
Physical Education Now a Part of K.
TJ. Training.
Tjiwrence, Kan,, Feb. 13. Fancy
dancing is a new course that has been
added to the work In physical educa- -tion
at the University of Kansas.
Young women in the freshmen and
sophomore classes are now required to
spend a part of their time in learning
to interpret the classic and aesthetic
folk dances.
"We are teaching the girls the folk
dances of the peasantry In Denmark,
Sweden and Norway, principally," said
Miss Mary C. Fish, professor of physi
cal education. "Of course, there are
changes in some of the steps which
have been adapted slightly to the
American dances. All these forms of
dancing had their origin in the mo
tions of the arms and body. They are
suggestive of the different occupations
ui me peaaanis in . these countries.
Thus, In oar classes, we try to inter
pret the tailors' dance, the reapers'
dance the dance of the vintage, dances
in celebration of victories of war and
also love dances."
All the Savings of Ottawa Man Were
Deposited In England.
Ottawa, Kan.,. Feb. 13. The late
John B. Johnson, who died here last
August, had little faith In the banks
of this country, He was foreman of
the Santa Fe machine shops here
many years and every month sent
money back to his home town, Worces
ter, England, where it was deposited
In the Old Bank of Worcester.
Now Johnson's ' two heirs here are
trying to get the money sent to, Amer
ica. There is about $7,000 on deposit
and It . will be necessary to pay the
heavy English inheritance tax before
this money can be taken out of the
country. Johnson's relatives did not
learn until, after his death where he
kept his money.
Man Arrested at Morris, Kan., Admits
aw Telegram.
TCnnsuid Oit-tf TfK 19 nn. XT
Waller, alias G. W." Scott, who. it is
ciwrsea, atiempiea to aeiraud the
Morris State bank at Morris, Kan., out
of 11,700, but who was arrested and
held for the 'federal authorities, when
questioned by Postoffice Inspector
Frank Frayser, has confessed that the
alleged "night letter" from bank of
ficials at Amarillo, Tex., had been sent
by him from Kansas City. -
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Waller and his home to be in Garden
City, Mo. He will be held at Olathe
until the United States marshal's of
fice takes charge of him.
Lighted Cigarette Thought to Have
Been Cause of Conflagration.
Atchison. Kan., Feb. 13. Fire Sunday
afternoon destroyed the garage of the
Atchison Motor company, with a loss
of $50,000. About 20 automobiles were
The fire started in ? negro skating
rink above the garage, It is thought,
from a lighted cigarette.

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