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THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS.
THE STATE GOVERNMENT.
Secretary Bush was In Chicago on
business last week.
Bank Commissioner Breldenthal is in
northwest Kansas examining banks.
Adjutant General Allen inspected the
Junction City militia company Monday
The State Board of Charities has let
he contract for the building of the
iu w building at Wlnfleld. The contract
M'ice la $26,770. The bids were all re
jected at a previous date because none
of them were within the bounds of the
Oil Inspector Wharton paid $2,200 into
the State treasury last Friday. This
makes $4,000 In all which he has turned
over to the State, lie hopes, by the
time his first year expires, to turn In
more than his predecessor did in two
years. No detailed report accompanied
C. M. Ross, Assistant Secretary of
State, spent Saturday in Burr Oak.when
tho firm of Horner & Ross, of which he
is a partner, made its award in its
prize corn contest. The largest twenty
vara entered weighed twenty-seven and
three-fourths pounds, the next largest
weighing twenty-four and one-half
pound3. Plenty of samples1 were- sub
mitted and the entire number will be
sent to Omaha next year as Jewell coun
ty's exhibit at the Trans-MiBsisblppl
Attorney General Boyle has given an
nnlnton to the effect that counties must
pay the full amount of State tax levied
against them. The opinion, which was
prepared by Mr. Snelling, Mr. Boyle'8
assistant, sets forth that no erroneous
assessment claims for rebate dating
prior to 1894 are of value, as the stat
ute of limitations bars them. He also
holds that counties are not merely the
agents of the State for the collection
of taxes. This opinion, if sustained,
will enable the State officers to enforce
the collection of about $400,000 or de
T0PEKA AND SHAWNEE COUNTY.
The Appellate Court has reversed the
decision in the Ed. Timon liquor case,
n la held that but one offense was com
mitted and that the penalty for more
than one could not be enforced.
Shevlin, the diamond thief, . who
robbed Judge Keeler at the fair grounds
during the Fall Festival, has been ar
rested In Chicago and brought to To
ueka for trial. Officer John Halsch
The will of J. C. Kyle, the dry goods
man who died aibout a year ago, is De
lnir contested bv several of his cousins.
He had no other relatives and gave
all of his property to employes ana oin
who hnri aided him in his lifetime.
Detective Capron has arrested Monte
LeCroft and he has been fined on a
fharctf. of vazrancv. He is an effeminate
looking fellow, who dresses up in wo
men's clothes and entices men into aarK
out-of-the-way places where he robs
them. He is now on the rock pile.
Howell Jones, who has managed most
of Congressman Curtis' congressional
pamnniirna has been offered an aDDoint-
ment as special commissioner to adjust
the affairs of the Osage Indians, out nas
rfprllnfld tn accent. James A. Troutman
has gone to Washington to get the Job
Marshall's Band, which owns a three-
quarters interest in Garfield Park, has
asked that a receiver be appointed, it
is alleged that G. W. Paramore, whose
claim to the other fourth Interest has
been foreclosed, is destroying trees and
otherwise damaging the grounds and
rendering them unfit for park purposes.
The Chas. Wolff Packing Co. has
bought eleven lots just east or its plant,
which will he used for feed lots. A new
four-story building 125x175 feet will be
built just south of the present iDuim
nsr when this m completed the dally
'' slaughter will be 500 hogs, 100 cattle
and 100 sheep. This company is one ox
the nroErresfdve Industries of the city.
Maj. T. J. Anderson, who has been
connected with the Rock Island since it
came to Topeka, will soon be succeeded
as Assistant General Passenger Agent
by Eben E. MacLeod. Major Anderson
will he eiven a local position as general
agent at, it is stated, the same pay.
He states that his present position re-
piMrea IUU mucu Liaveuus uu mat, uc
in clart tn make a chancre.
- The report of the Salvation army hos-
.11-1 . j.V.s.n.c 4hn V.nt tnol-
Iiiai mauiigcuicub uuo iuai man
til t Ion is a. very valuable and worthy
one. It has cost $1,852 to run it during
1897. For this amount izb patients were
rared for. The tvatienta were keDt an
nfratrp nf twpntv-threft dava each. It
is impossible to estimate the amount of
suffering relieved or the general good
dona. Th management thinks that
$2,962 will be necessary to keep the in
stitution going and give it an opportun
ity to cover the field during 1898. To
peka people will be asked to contribute
to this good work. But 172.50 was re
ceived from patients and this was given
The merchants excursion irom bm
poria last Friday was a very satisfacory
affair so far as Topeka business men
wprft Minoprned. At least 275 people
from out of town availed themselves of
the opportunity to patronize Topeka
merchants. Nearly every one on the
avenue felt the effects of the out-of-town
trade and satisfaction with the results
yas expressed on all sides. Arrange
ments wpre immediately made for an
other excursion from Manhattan on the
Union Pacific. Tuesday. December 21.
It will doubtles benefit Topeka to a very
great extent to have the people in the
smaller towns become informed as to tnc
advantages of trading here.
Shawnee County Sheriff Case.
The election contest case of Kepley
vs. Cook for tho office of Sheriff of
Shawnee county was decided by the con
test court Monday. Tho demurrer Dy
Cook to the evidence submitted by Kep
ley was sustained- on the ground that
there had not been a sufficient number
of illegal ballots shown to change the
nsnlt. The court held that all ballots
on which Kepley's name appeared more
than once and the voter naa ma-rnea
in more than one square opposite Kep
ley's name should be counted for Kep
ley; that ballots Illegally marked for
some other officer but properly marked
for the office of Sheriff should be
counted; that all ballots marked with
ink or purple pencil or in any way ex
cent, with black tiencll should be re
jected, but that a failure on the part of
the Judges of election to number tne
ballots was an Immaterial error, that
requirement of the statute being only
directory and not mandatory, iney
threw out the vote of one Washburn
student, McDonald, as illegal.
Kepley had objected to 159 votes as
Ulezal and of these forty-two were re
jected and 117 counted for Cook. Cook
had objected to 395 votes as illegal and
of these 253 were counted for Kepley.
This made a total of 4.862 votes ror
Hook and 4.757 for Kepley and giving
Cook a majority of 105, which is twenty
one votes less than the majority given
to Cook by the election returns.
Both sides had exceptions entered to
the rnlincs of the court and took ten
days In which to file a bill of exceptions,
hut it is not nice v tnat any anneai win
be taken. The contest court went over
all the evidence very carefully and the
three judges concurred unanimously in
the decision which was rendered.
Senator Hoar favors an additional rev
enue tax of $1 per barrel on beer.
Congress took a recess for the noli
days last Saturday. It will again con
vene January 3.
Senator Wolcott promises to deliver a
speech after holidays in which he will
tell of the work of the international
The President has sent to the Senate
the nomination of Attorney General Mc
Kenna for the Supreme bench. It will
not he considered until after holidays
The legislative, executive and judicial
nnnronrlatlon bill, with the exception of
the civil service feature was agreed to
by the House before the holiday recess.
An amendment to the pension appro
priation bill, reducing the number of
clerks in the pension department by cut
ting off ninety-five of them was adopted
in the House.
Senator Allen fPoD.. Neb.) has offered
a resolution asking that the instructions
srlve.n to the Wolcott monetary commls
sioo, its report and the correspondence
relative to the matter
Secretary Gage stated positively before
the House currency committee last Frl
Hav that if a Ponres were elected next
year which would pass a free Bilver bill
that President McKinley would veto it.
In a Senate discussion of the seal ques
tion Senator Pettlerew (silver Rep.)
sharply criticised the government for
consulting foreign countries about the
settlement of this or any other question.
Congressman Cooney, of Missouri,
wants to amend the Federal constitu
tion by adding a provision that no State,
the territory of which is not wnouy
contiguous to the United States, shall
be admitted to the Union.
Senator Kvle has introduced an imml
s-ration - bill which .differs from the
Lodge bill in that the test of education
shall be made by the American consnl
nearest, their nlace of residence in the
old country. He thinks with the test
before them when they reach this coun
try many otherwise desirable immi
grants get frightened and confused and
that it works a great hardship to them
to be sent back.
General Grosvenor's civil service bill
would put the operation of the civil ser
vice law where it was when Harrison
retired. In other words he would ex
empt every appointee from its provisions
who was placed there by Cleveland.
Several Congressmen were enthusi
astically cheered for roasting the Assis
tant Secretary of the Treasury for rec
ommending that government clerks be
retired on salary when they reached the
age limit. It was characterized as a
movement in favor of a civil pension
Senator Harris will endeavor -to get
he Senate Committee on Pacific Rall-
oads to recommend that the government
bid the full amount of Its claim for the
Kansas Pacific railroad. He says that
It is now paying 4 per cent, on a valu
ation of $30,000,000 and as the govern
ment's claim is but $19,300,000 it will be
a safe bid.
THE TRAVELERS' QUITS BUSINESS.
Bather Than Stand an Examination the Com
pany Docides to Leave the State.
Insurance Superintendent McNall has
received a letter from President Batter-
son, of the Travelers Insurance Co.,
In which it is announced that that com
pany has instructed its agents to stop
writing insurance in Kansas. He Bays
that the company takes this action to
save themselves further trouble owing
to Mr. McNall's power and his misuse of
it. He says that on this account he
withdraws his company from the State
without a pang of regret.
Mr. McNall received a letter from
Mr. Batterson Saturday in which the
latter continued to assume his defiant
air and intimated that the controversy
with the department would continue.
In the meantime, however, McNall has
proceeded with his arrangements to In
vestigate the Kansas assets of the com
pany. He had prepared a blank for
appraisement of each parcel of real es
tate and other property and Intended
to have three disinterested citizens, at
each point at which property was lo
cated, appraise and fix the valuation
This is evidently what the Travelers'
did not want, as the withdrawal notice
comes with such suddenness as to in
dicate that this step was taken to es
cape such revaluation. The Travelers'
action tends to indicate that this action
would be very damaging to its interests.
It sustains McNall's contention that the
company's assets are too highly valued.
This seems to have been the view Judge
Foster took of the matter, as he said
in his recent opinion:
"It cannot be said that there is an
entire absence of evidence to justify
the proposed examination by the de
fendant, in as much as certain real
estate of the complainant In this State
Is listed at a price largely in excess
of its value, and there is an absence of
any statement of defaulted interest on
loans, and allowing to the defendant
the presumption of good faith. In some
degree if possible, it may well be said
that there Is some reason to suspect
the correctness of the complainant's
The Travelers', in leaving Kansas,
throws up a contract for all of the
accident business on the Santa Fe.whlch
Is a very large contract.
Monthly Reports Required.
State Auditor Morris has replied to
Governor Leedy s request for informa
tlou as to what officers were making
mnnthlv renorta as reoulred by Attor
ney General Boyle's Interpretation of the
law on the subect. The reply is as 101
lows: "In answer to your communication,
inouirine 'What public officers, who re
ceive and disburse money, make monthly
reports to you? How many reports has
each made, and what reports, if any,
were made to your predecessors, and by
whom?' I take pleasure in saying: It
has been the custom during this admin
istration, also former administrations,
for the Secretary of State, Auditor of
State and Warden of the Penitentiary
tn make renorta. according to the law.
W. W. Culver, State Grain Inspector, has
reported every month since he took
office. M. C. Kelley, State Oil Inspector
under the former administration, re
norted to this office from September.
1893, to November, 1896, inclusive, but
made no further reports, although noti
fied and reauested to do so.
"We receive from the State Treasurer
duplicate receipts for moneys paid in by
several other officers, but nave not re
ceived reports sljaed and iworn to, ac
Those Dreadful Sore
They Continued to Spread In Spite '
or Treatment but Now They are
Healed -A Wonderful Work.
"For many years I have been a great ..
sufferer with varicose veins on ono of my
limbs. My foot and limb became dread
fully swollen. When I atood up I could
feel the blood rushing down the veins of
this limb. One day I accidentally hit my
foot against some object and a Horo broka
out which continued to spread and was ?
exceedingly painful. I concluded I
needed a blood purifier and I began taking
Hood's Earsaparilla. In a short tin 10 '
those dreadful sores which had caused
me so much suffering, began to heal. I
kept on faithfully with Hood's Barsapa
rllla, and in a short time my limb was
completely healed and the sores gave mo
no more pain. I cannot bo too thankful
for tho wonderful work Hood's Sarsapti
rllla, has done for mo." Mas. A. E.
Gilhon, Hartland, Vermont.
Iit'ie liest-ln fact tho Ono True Blood Purifier.
Hood's Pills cure nil liver ills, 'in rents.
cording to law, as interpreted by L. C.
Boyle, Attorney General. These officers
are: Treasurer 01 tne mate uoara 01.
Charities, Superintendent of Public In-
State Librarian, Bank Commissioner and
Superintendent of Insurance.
"M. C. Kelley, State Oil Inspector de
posited money with the State Treasurer
once since his last report, but no report
. . 1 -r iiri..AM
accompaniea ine same, iii., v. mmrwu,
State Coal Oil Insnector.deooalted money
three times with the State Treasurer, but
no report has been received from him.
The Bank Commissioner and Superin
tendent or insurance are woming unuer
a special law, with which they are com
plying. It Is to be hoped that mommy
renorta win be nerslstently aemanaeti
and required and that there will be no
further trouble in this line.
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