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10 J310BE REPUBLICAN RECORD. Some Choice Extracts From the Metropolitan Police Investigation. Republican papers are complaining that the republican history we have bean publishing ia too ancient, and we will therefore giro them a more modern chapter this week. It ia not for want of later material that we began this hia to7 at bo early a date, but it waa be cause we design to show before we are through that the rottenness has not been peculiar to any particular tim, but haa extended, through the whole period of republican misrule in the state. Every legislature had an investigation of some kind to make, and the reports of these investigationa are many timaj too sick ening for literal publication. The leg islature cf 1891 inveitigated the ' metro politan police system, which republican editors now claim was so exceedingly immaoulate under republican rule, and we shall give this week some choice ex tracts from the report of this legislative committee. The report ia a very lengthy one, including considerable of the testi mony of witnesses upon wnich ita con clusions are bused, and we can only ee lest brief extracts from it to show the actual condition of affairs, referring the reader to the house j urnal for further details. The report begins on page 1050. In relation to the city of Atchison the report eays: "Mr. Baming, a mm her of the bovrd of police commissioner 8 of the city of Atchi son, testified that tippling shops,gambling dens, and keepers of houses of prostitu tion were regularly fined. His testi mony was confirmed by a number of re spectable citizens, and the records of the board. Evidence explanatory was given by republicans, prohibitionists and democrats. They all expreassd their belief that the prohibitory law could pot be enforced in Atchison, and that it waa in the interest of society and the treas ury of the city to have the lawsexe 0 w cuted to regulate and not to suppress the sale of intoxioatiog liquora. A j )int keeper testified that he and others were ordered by the police to close their doors during the visit of the legislative oommittee." This report inoludei a lengthy corre epondence between B. P. Waggener, mayor of the city, aad Governor Hum phrey, in which the mayor loadly pro testa against the systematic violation of law, but protests in vain. In one of Mr. Wegener's letter he Bays: "I, myself, am willing to concur in the opinion that the present city marshal ia an effloient ofiber if efficiency consists ia carrying on a system which has for its object an evasion of the law which he waa appointed to enforce." . The committee continue: "W. L. Johnson, a member of the metro politan police board, submitted a report of Marshal Tolte for the month of Feb ruary, 1891, which showed that the nu morons fines had been collected from joints, gambling, houaos, and houses of prostitution. Ha testified in answer to the question, 'Are you in accord with the policy of fining saloons, gambling houses and houses of prostitution?' "Under the circumstances, I think it the beet policy to pursue." The same policy was pursued at Fort Soott. In answer to an inquiry of the committee the board of commissioners furnished a statement showing the amount of money realized from these fines from July, 1889, to January, 1891,' to be $1,25585. John L. Stewart, of Tort Scott, testified: "The metropolitan police force ii detri ntil to any city where they exist; t .i-jrchibitlca wes not now nor nevar had been enforced since the appoint ment of said board, that there was a scare over the appointment of your committee, but he positively knew of three saloons, running wide open, sell ing intoxicants over the counter, and that there were probably fifty joints in the city, and numerous poker rooms. "W. A. Simpson, president of the met ropolitan police board of Kansas City, Kas., presented a statement showing the aggregate collections from April 1, 1889, to April 1, 1890, to have been $32,. 625 47, and from April 1, 1890, to April 1, 1891, from all sources, $26,925.20. When asked to explain the large increase over former years, he testified that it was partly owing to increase of population and more complete set of ordinances and their more general application. There were also exhibited papers, certified by the clerk of Kansas City as being a par tial copy of the records of the police judge, which showed that 'the revenue from tippling shops from April 1, 1890, to February 1, 1891, inclusive had been from $1,750 to $4,500 per month, and gambling from $277 to $1,158 per month, aggregating in ten months $28,977. "Your committee believe there is col lected under the ordinance $50 as a cash forfeiture in most cases, and that there is no further punishment." months, who were to have delayed trials in the district court for violation of the prohibitory law, and finally caused their dismissal. They further testified that Mr. Kellogg'a assistant at Leavenworth had compromised cases in the courts on the payment of fines, and under the agreement that a case brought against members of the board of commissioners for the illegal confiscation of wine should be dismissed; also that they had been convicted and imprisoned in the county jail and had paid a prominent republican politician $390 to procure their pardon. "Marshal Doan had also received money monthly, and members of the po lice force had been paid for inefficiency. The last maahal, MoFarland, collected various sums of money, from $100 down to $25 and less from jointists, and the records show that no part of the same had been paid into the treasury. Three of the marshals above named have left the city. "The correspondent of the Topeka Capital testified that he belie ye d that prohibition and the metropolitan police were honestly allied; that he, and oth ers through him, were responsible for the articles that have appeared in the Topeka Capital indorsing the metropoli- 8TATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. The New Library and Agricultural Science Hall. The opening of the current college year at the State Agricultural college is made especially interesting by the addi tion to ita equipment of a magnificent new building, a cut of which is pre sented herewith. The building is con structed of Manhattan limestone most admirably worked ;is essentially fire proof, and the most substantially built of the educational buildings of the state. It haa cost $60,000, without furniture, but is thoroughly worth the money. The building contains a suit of three rooms, with additional storage, .occupied by the college library. Taesa roomi will ac commodate, when all the'eases are com pleted, 60,000 volumes, with additional space for reading tables. There are no n stored in them some 15,000 volumes. The general museum in botany, zool ogy, entomology and geology, is well provided for in the large, wall lighted room of three floor j. Directly con nected with this is the department of entomology rnd zoology, occupying four rooms on the first floor, beside work room and storage room in the basement and attic. Oa the ssoond fborthebo- MJi!! y. Sill . 'J XSfcM MUssi I 5ii! -fr Pi -0: iir-.A"-,--' :; :: vsi'7. X "iff. 10 : NEW LIBRARY AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE HALL, KANSAS STATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE, Manhattan, Kansas. As to the Leavenworth board the committee says: "The president's testimony, which was confirmed by the secretary of the board, waa to the effect that they had tried to enforce the law and ordinances governing the city, but had failed to suppress the 'joints' and were not now trying to abol ish houses of prostitution. They testified further that there were many places where intoxicants were sold, and that they were now permitting forfeitures of cash bonds in the interest of a depleted treasury. They stated their belief that corrupt methods had been resorted to by certain ones of their employes, who collected money from jointists, and did not turn the same into the publio treas ury. "Peter Berry swore that he had de livered to Marshal Roberta a horse pre sented by Giacomini Bros., and had also paid him for his own use seven or eight different times, aggregate amounts of money collected monthly from cer tain j ointists. His statements were cor robated on oath by the said Giacominis, who further testified that they had con tributed to Attorney General Bradford's assistants C50 each for four ccn?3Qutiya tan police system. Yet he had not heard anyone say in the past month that they were favorable to it; that he believed that nine-tenths of the people of Leaven worth were opposed to it, but also tes tified that if the joints were run in the interest of the republican party, I want to see them run." "R. U. C. Searle, polios judge (of To peka), was of the opinion tlut the num ber of drunks tried before his court were about the same aa two years ago. The punishment for selling liquor is a minimum fine of $100." "City Attorney S. B. Isenhart, being duly sworn, gave it as his opinion that the metropolitan system had not been a success in the city of Topeka, and not independent of politics as waa supposed it would be. They do not feel under obligations to take advice of the city authorities, as they only owe allegiance to the governor. They do not care to economize when there is no money to pay, and operate in opposition to the city government. They are inefficient in sanitary work and the collection of licenses imposed by the ordinances, which result in a loca to the city cf Continue! on pajt is. tanical department occupies bix rooms. These serve asj class room, labratories, herbarium and experimental room. The same floor has also a seminary room for history and political science. In the basement, provision ia made for accom modating the four literary societies, and also for a large room devoted to calis thenics. The whole Duildicg is sup plied with water, and wired for electrio lights. The halls and class rooms every where are finished in natural wood, hard pine and oak. It is very fortu nate for the college that this building is completed in time to accommodate the largely increased attendance of stu dents (whioh the opening week has brought. Morrill' Record. "I am well satisfied with the message. I am glad the president has overlooked the tariff question long enough to pay some at tention to money matters. It shows that TBM FBISIDlirt IS IX 1AVOB 07 H051JT MOSIT AHO IS TAVOB Of A 8IKQLI GOLD ST AND AS D. He is oppoeed to the free coinage of eilrer, and is in favor of a money reoognizad as money by all countries, which means gold. I am more interested in thiooxdi tio5 or Arr aib3 in hiw tobk than anywhere else j jsI now. If they don'igst relief there ooa things will be mioh worsa."-Topexa State fonrntf (Rsp.), Auj. 8, 183.