The Topeka State Journal from Topeka, Kansas on January 17, 1902 · 5
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TOPEKA STATE JOTTIOTAL, FRIDAY EVENING. JANUARY 17," 1902. BUY ANDJSELL Intimated That Parsons Post office Is on Market. Sensational Story Printed by a Daily Paper. CONTROLLED BY FOLEY Ills Fellow Citizens Think tie Holds the Eejs. Interesting Derelopments Are Expected Very Soon. There Is an ugly etory afloat In Par- eons regarding the disposition that is to be made of the Parsons postoffice since P. T. Foley has been turned down. The story is printed by the Par sons Sun, which is an anti-Foley paper. The charge is that the Parsons post- office will be sold to the highest cash bidder. It seems difficult to believe that Each a. statement could be true. Foley is now in Washington and a telegram from there a few days ago stated that Foley said the only reason ha insisted on having the office was to show his enemies that he. could get it. The Parsons Sun, in commenting on the story, says: . "A Washlne-ton dip natch savs D. W Mulvane. national committeeman, is authority for the statement that when Peter T. Foley's successor as postmaster of Parsons is chosen one of Foley's friends will ba made postmaster. There are nve or six candidates for the office. "It is stated there that although Foley is in Washington, he is not there to at tempt to set aside the charges which have been made. againBt him, and that it is well understood that the president will not be asked to change his mind and rive Foley the place. "Foley, it is asserted by his friends there, the dispatch says, 'wanted to ba appointed to the Parsons postoffice in order to show some of his enemies that he could get the office if he want ed it.' Now that he has accomplished his design he is satisfied, and will step aside as gracefully as possible when the time comes. "He says he did not want the office except for this reason, that he does not need it and never did, and that it was understood that his tenure in office vould be only temporary, as he would not have the time to give the office the personal attention it ought to have. "He also says that his business affairs require all of his time, and that only an Insatiable desire to punish his enemies ever induced him to try for the position in the first place. "Bo many different statements have been made by Foley in regard to his appointment and the office that it keeps the public guessing as to which particular statement is true. "Since the turning down of Foley some very ugly rumors have been current on the streets of Parsons as to his successor. A report that Foley would control the appointment -has been followed by one that the office would go to the highest bidder, and It is common talk that from $1,000 to $2,000 has been offered for the office. "Foley himself is alleged to have confidentially confided to a number of his friends that he had such offers, and that the man appointed would be of his selection. "It is also common talk that Foley has repeatedly said to different persons that he bought and paid Burton for the office and the senator had to protect him." ON THE WAR PATH. Pottawatomies Besiege a Bank at Dowagiac, Mich. Dowagiao, Mich., Jan. 17. Three hundred Pottawatomie Indians are on a rampage and are besieging Lee Bros.' bank, which they.- threaten to break open if they are not paid the money they expected to receive for signing over their claims to lake front land in Chicago. Many of the Indians arc armed. The town marshal has sworn in a number of deputies. All other citizens are keeping indoors, fearing to leave their houses. The Indians came to town today to pet $38,000 which was to be paid them by an agent of the Chicago syndicate to which they have signed over their power of attorney to act in the lake front land case. The Indians were to have received $100 each. Just as the agent was about to issue the money an order was received from the probate Judge of the county instructing him to make payment only to the guardians of the Indians. The Judge feared the Indians would spend the money in saloons and after becoming intoxicated cause trouble. RECIPROCAL CONVENTION. The Call For the Topeka Meeting of January 22-23. In response to a call issued by the governor of Kansas a number of gentlemen representing practically all the various industries within the state, met at Topeka on December 23 to decide upon the bt?st method of promoting better reciprocal trade relation between the t'nlted States and Mexico and the other Latin-American countries. A temporary organization was formed and, after a discussion of the proposition, it was unanimously decided to call a convention of representatives of all the Industries of the state for the 22d and 23d of January at Topeka. This convention will meet at Representative hall at 10 a. m. on the 22d inst. for the purpose of forming a permanent organization and taking such action as will best promote the objects of the meeting. Every industry in the state Is entitled to representation. In accordance with the action of the preliminary meeting firegramme is being prepared which will elude a paper on every subject pertaining to the work in hand, and such action will be taken as the convention sees fit to bring these matters to the attention of congress. The subject is of the greatest Importance to all classes of producers, and it is hoped that every industry in the entire state will be fully represented. Railroad rates: A one-fare rate fof round trip has ben secured for this convention W. B. STAN'LKT. Temporary Chairman. T. 3. ANDERSON, Temporary Secretary. A. B. HULIT. Temporary Corresponding Secretary. Appendicitis Got Him. New York. Jan. 17. Frank S. Smith en advertising agent of this city is dead, the result of appendicitis at 'the home of his fiancee, Mrs. Elcanora F Austin, of this city. While on a hunting trip in the Adirondacks at election time last autumn, Mr. Smith was accidentally shot in the face by a friend T, ho accompanied him. He was confined to a hospital for several weeks but had rerovered fully before bis attack 1 ejpenftvritia, SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS Andrew Smith and A. B. Kirkpatrick left today for Buffalo. Tom McNeal will lecture before the Edgerton high school tonight. Criminal cases will be taken up by the district court next Monday. Mrs. C. H. Pattison left Thursday evening for New York to join her hus band. Society girls will have charge of the candy and flower bootns at tne Aua winter exposition. Alice Logan brought suit for divorce from Thomas Logan in the district court yesterday afternoon. Mrs. W. A. Pe9fer, who is with her husband in Washington, is seriously 111 and may not recover. Tim Donovan, who will be the new chief of police, has had 20 years experi ence as a thief catcher. Leavenworth is trying to secure the encampment of the Kansas National Guards the coming summer. Anna D. Campbell brought suit for divorce from F. A. Campbell in tne aia-trict court yesterday afternoon. Modern Mercury, the society paper of this city, has been admitted to tne post office as second class mail matter. "Way Down East" will be at the Crawford tonight for the opening performance of a two days' engagement. Mrs. Carrie Nation was In Kansas City yesterday. She is on a visit to her brother, J. W. Moore, of Ivans as c;ity, Kaa. Miss Ethel Wagner, of Nortonville, was brought to Christ hospital unurs day to undergo an operation for appendicitis. J. N. Greene, chief clerk In the office of Fuel Contractor Closson of the Santa Fe, has gone to Colorado on a tour of inspection. The advance sale of tickets to the Midwinter exposition has been phenomenal. Practically ail of the tickets put out in advance have been disposed or. The electric lights for the outside II luminatlon of the Midwinter exposition building were tested yesterday and the circuits were found to be in excellent condition. Albert Reid has made a cartoon of Gomer Davies. of the Concordia Kan san, for the Mail and Breeze, but he is not sure which of Gomer'a legs is the wooden one. The Rev. Matt S. Hughes, of Kansas City, Mo., will lecture at the First Methodist church in this city next Friday evening on the subject "The Ameri can Pessimist. Mrs Thorne. nolics matron, will read a paper at the coming convention of Kansas police matrons on the subject of "Digging for Gold." Has Mrs. xnorpe invested in some Kansas shale? The receipts for Dean Kaye's lecture on Florence, Italy," at Grace catnearai under the auspices of the Sons of the King were over J2o. The money wm be used in missionary work in Topeka. Fling from the Atchison Globe: "Jerry Black, of Topeka, is a neavy investor in the Trego county shale lands. We'd like to bet that he feeds his chickens Red Albumen, to make them lay in winter. The Washburn Y. M. C. A. will send two or more delegates to the quadren nial convention of the Students Inter national Volunteer movement, to be held in Toronto, Canada, from February Zo to March 2. Prof. W. A. Harshbarger. of Wash burn, discovered a hew specimen of cenocrinold while digging in a shale bank near the coal mines west of To peka. A cenocrinold is not as bad as It looks on paper. It is a species of pre historic lily. - Sixteen thousand dollars will be dis tributed monthly among the 200 rural free delivery carriers of Kansas by Postmaster John Guthrie of Topeka. wha has been designated by the postoffice department as the paymaster of all free delivery carriers in this state. Dr. A. E. Wlnshlp. who lectured be fore the recent meeting of the State Teachers' association here, speaks in high praise of the meeting in his paper. The Journal of Education. He says: No one who does not enjoy these great western state meetings can know what a mighty force the school people of the west are, and in what esteem they are held by the community." MAIL CLERK HURT. By Explosion of a Package Which Me Was Handling. Knoxville, Tenn., Jan, 17. J. W. Mar tin, a postoffice clerk, was Injured to day by the explosion of a package of powder, nitroglycerin, or an infernal machine. He was stamping letters and packages and a package addressed to a hardware house here exploded when struck with the stamp. Examination revealed on it the name of a New York smokeless powder concern. The interior of the parcel showed a tin box in which the explosive had been packed. The local hardware firm disclaims having ordered such a package, or having been notified of its shipment. The postal authorities have begun an investigation. FOR HIS FRIEND'S SAKE. Indiana Han, Although Innocent, Goes to Prison. Chicago, JaiC 17. Albert Gilmore, until recently a prominent postmaster in southern Indiana and a member of a leading family, will be received at the Michigan City prison in a few days to serve an indeterminate sentence for horse stealing, says a La Porte, Ind.. special to the Record-Herald. Oilmore made no defense. He feigned guilty in order to save the real criminal, who was his friend. Influence brought to bear on Gilmore could not shake him in his decision to go to prison to save a man who had once befriended him. The court, in view of the plea of guilty, passed sentence, but with the development of the facts which will clearly prove Gilmore's innocence Governor Durbin will be asked to pardon him. STOLE TRAY OF DIAMONDS. Fastened the Doors and Went in Through the Window. Cincinnati, Jan. 17. The show window of William Fink's jewelry store on Main street was broken last night an da tray containing 60 diamond rings valued at $2,500 was stolen. The robbers escaped after firing several shots at Mr. Fink, who pursued them. Before breaking the window the robbers carefully barred the door from the outside by fastening a rope from the door to the awning. Mr. Fink got out only after breaking the rope which held the door fast. The thoroughfare was crowded at the time, but the robbers escaped. France's Trade Grows. Paris, Jan. 17. Official returns Just issued show that the imports of France in 1901 were valued at 4,714.548,000 francs, complied with 4,697,802.000 francs in 1900, and the exports totalled 4.1G6.165,-000 francs compared with A08.699.000 franca In 1S. fx HUNDREDS OF BUYERS WILL TOMORROW TAKE ADVANTAGE of this GREAT SPECIAL OFFER of Eatlre SoUllng. 709 Kaas&s Ave. ; .'-, :-t , .. - js-u. r m f ii mam ' '5 f I M f 2,50 SI ,"-.':.- fi-- Saturday at 8 o'clock we begin selling about 500 new and correct style Suits and Overcoats, that are worth $15 and $12.50, at $7 each a price that in most instances would not pay tor the cloth alone--it's a great chance. This is unquestionably the grandest sale of strictly high-class, hand-tailored Suits and Overcoats Topeka has ever known. Suits in black and fancy Cheviots, Worsteds and Cassimeres. Overcoats in lon8 and medium lengths black, Oxford and fancy mixtures yoke or plain new designs, thoroughly tested fabrics. Here is what we positively guarantee to give you : bran new this season's Suits and Overcoats not shop-worn or old styles - - your money back if not satisfied. We never exaggerate in our advertisements, so take advantage of this. $3.50 Pants for $1.95 I - yX.'j -Jr. si OVERCOATS fr ST J ( I Every Style If I Is in ? I Our Window made of Ail-Wool fabrics and Worsteds elegant new styles a great bargain all styles be sure to come early. Hanan's 5 Shoes for, $3.95 All broken lines of this world famous fine shoes go at $3.05 $3,50 Washbarn Shoes for $2.85 20 styles of these celebrated shoes so well known as best $3.60 shoes made all sices go at $2.85 $1.50 Boys' Shoes tomorrow for 98c Boys' Clothing 'most given away Furnishings Less Than Cost Now ! BOYS Long Pant Suits that were $7.50 anrl KO In hlanlr. hlila and fannv colors and $8.50 in black, blue and fancy colors We offer as a special bargain tomorrow for but. . . 5 Fine Underwear was 1.50, $1.75, $3, $2.50 tomorrow on special sale at 1.15 $1, $1.25 Underwear for winter, all kinds on special sale , now at 69c BOYS Long Overcoats ages 12 to 19 yrs., C2 mm with yoke were $8.00 and $8.50 Blash pockets Nobby an extraordinary bargain Tomorrow for $5, $6, $7.50 Boys a- and 3-plece Knee Pant Suits CJ QC Our finest, the best made, 6 to 16 years, in all col- if I U 9, ors selection grand all a bargain you cannot j afford to overlook tomorrow U I Boys $3, $3.50 Suits Fine ones, all styles, at only.. fit AC $3.00 Storm Collar Reefers, now $1.95 Come sure. . .Q l.7v) oc Boys' Gloves and Mitts now ISo 60c and 75c Mothers Friend - 600 pairs Kne. Pants all-wool and r Waists .JO" art wool 6O0 and 860 knee pants J5C 100 B0?' New Hats 7QC Tomorrow Shirt Sale Extraordinary- All $1 Fancy Shirts some $1.50 Fancy Shirts Cuffs detached and attached best makes Wilson Bros.', Well, Haskel & Co., Monarch, Elgin all known makes We give you choice of all you want tomorrow for only .... 50c and 75o Fancy Hose special clean-up price tomorrow-only t .... 290 $1 Light Weight Warm Flannel Night Robes, finely made tomorrow special. .... 55c HE IS THE MAN. Thebaud'a Valet Who Btole $50,000 in Jewelry. Chicago. Jan. 17. Theodore E. Manners. who la under arrest In New Orleans, is positively Identified in Chicago, aaya the Chronicle, as the valet of Paul Q. The-baud of New York and fugitive under charg-e of having stolen $50,0u0 worth of Jewelry from the wife of ni3 employer. The identification is by Dr. Louis F. Wlth.rspoon of 1002 West Madison street, who, the prisoner declared, would identify him aa the son of a pawnbroker in this city. Dr. Witherspoon says that the photographs of th. miselns valet, who disappeared with a fortune In diamonds, are unquestionably exact pictures of the man he knows aa "Manners," althoug-h, oddly, the suspect aav. lr. Witherspoon aa a reference and aa one of the men who could prove that he was what he claimed to be a son of a Chicag-o pawnbroker, with a residence at 3100 Qroveland avenue. I know Theodore K.Manners.or the man who represented himpell to me under that name," said Ur. Witherspoon, out ne never told m. that he was a citizen of Chicago. He always claimed that he was resident or Mew York city. "The Manners whom 1 know and who ia certainly the valet wanted for the big Jewelry robbery In New York, waa in Chi-casro last week. He called on me at my office and later we took dinner together." or. Witherspoon says ne nrst met Manners on the pier in New York city two vears asro and that when they left the Bhip in Hamburg, Manners gave him valuable Information regarding resorts in Germany and Switzerland, showing he waa an experienced traveler. Dr. Witherspoon says Manners always had plenty of money, and when here last week said he was going- to New Orleans, then San Francisco. Manners always claimed to me. said Dr. Witherspoon, "that he was the son of the Dresident of a large firm that imports and exports fruit, and that he acted in the capacity of auditor, visiting European agents of the firm." CHUKC1I GROWTH. Statistics Show the Catholics to Be in the Lead. New York. Jan. 17. Statistics on the growth of the churches of the United States in 1901 and the order of denominational rank in 1890 and 1901 have been completed by the Rev. Dr. H. K. Carroll, who is in charge of the religious statistics of the United States census of 1890. At the end of 1900 there were 27,- 360.610 members of all churches in the United States, according to Dr. Carroll's figures, and 28.090,637 at the end of 1901. a gain of 730.027, or 2.67 per cent, or greater than the gain In population. 2.18 per cent, the annual rate of increase In population from 1890 to 1S00. The Catholics lead with a present mem bership of 9,158,341, a gain of 468.083. Dr. Carroll rates the increase in Roman Catholic membership as too high and regards the figures as those of the growth of several years in a large proportion of the dioceses. The percentage of growth in the Protestant Episcopal church, 4 per cent. Dr. Carroll regards as large. It is next to the Roman Catholic, the largest growth of the year and was greatest in the eastern cities. The accessions to the Protestant Episcopal church were from Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, Congregation-allsts, and other denominations rather than from the non-church public. The Disciples of Christ, whose membership is almost wholly in the middle west, has almost doubled its followers since 1890. Of Christians Dr. Carroll says that he took his statistics from the mother church at Boston, while his figures are much less than some scientists claim. The statistician found 22 different kinds of Lutherans in the United States. The total Lutheran growth last year was 36,101. much of whkh was ia the independent synods that at lxwa alone being 21,000. .while others loet heavily. Of his own body, the Methodists, he says that with a total membership of 2,762,691 the Methodist North increased but 16,500. Last year, however, many evangelical movements, in which the Methodists led, were undertaken, and it has been claimed that 600,000 new members were brought in. It is Dr. Carroll's belief that there are 300,000 Mormons in or about Utah, and it is stated , that 65.000 converts were made last year by 1,400 missionaries in the east. A fact brought out by Dr. Carroll Is the tenacity of religious bodies, no matter what the discouragement. There are 12 winds of Presbyterians. In 1900 the twelfth kind had only one minister and a handful of members. Last year the minister died, but the handful of members are still faithful, and probably will remain so. They call themselves Reformed Presbyterians in the United States and Canada, TAKE IT AWAY. Venezuela Bends a Note of Protest to England! New York, Jan. 17. According to the Washington correspondent of the Herald, Venezuela has sent the following cablegram to the British government; "Caracas, Jan. 9, 1902. Minister of State, London: The English steamship Ban Righ, armed for war, is inimical to Venezuela. Minister of Foreign Affairs." The British foreign office has not replied to this note. Officers of the British warship now at La Guayra, the seaport of Caracas, consider that the Ban Righ, which is now called the Libertador by the Venezuelan Insurgents, is a smuggling and revolutionary vessel, and they will not interfere with her movements because she has not committed any piratical act up to the present time against foreign interests, says the Herald's Washington representative. The craft, they say, can not be considered as an enemy to the human race. EASTERN CAPITAL. Half Million .to Be Invested in Oregon Timber Lands. Portland, Ore., Jan. 17. Eastern capital in excess of half a million dollars is to be invested in Oregon timber lands along the Columbia and McKenzie rivers and plans will be matured within the year for the erection of sawmills to convert the standing timber into marketable lumber. Benjamin Sweet. W. G. Collins and W. H. Bradley, of Milwaukee, Wis., who, represent a vast amount of financial backing, have been on the Pacific coast for several weeks past and within that time have inspected timber lands in Oregon, Washington and California. The men named are engaged in the lumber industry in Wisconsin to a large extent, and the growing demand for lumber, coupled with the gradual depletion of the middle western forests has made it necessary to establish a new base for supplies of raw material. BUFFALO DYIKU OUT. CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bough! Bears the fiigrratinra of Herd in Yellowstone Park Ia Swindling Away. Butte, Mont., Jan. 17. According to reports received from the Yellowstone national park, the buffalo held within its confines are rapidly disappearing, and unless congress makes further provision threaten to become extinct. New blood must be introduced into the little herd of bison frequenting gelserland. Last winter but 18 buffaloes remained in the Hayden valley of the former herd of SO. The specimens that now exist lack the strength of their former hardy precedessors and are barely able to withstand the rigors of the winter. Elk are reported more numerous than any other animal in the park. There are at least 60,000 of them within the park limits. Antelope, too, are numerous, especially In the valley of the Gardiner river, where a band of 1,000 is sometimes seen. It is urged that a fence be built across the .Gardiner canyon, as the animals, having lost the greater part of their fear for man, wanted across the park limits and become prey of the hunters. 2,380 DEATHS. British Reconcentrado Statistics Tor December. London, Jan. 17. A blue book issued today on the subject of the concentration camps in South Africa contains further detailed explanations from Lord Milner, the British high commissioner, and Lord Kitchener, as to the causes of the excessive death rate in the camps, and refutations of the charges of cruelty. Lord Kitchener emphatically denies Commandant Schalkburger's allegations of forcible removal and exposure of pregnant women and of rough and cruel treatment of women and children and says: J'l offered Botha to leave the families and relatives of fighting burghers in undisturbed possession of their farms if Botha would agree to spare the farms of the families of surrendered burghers. Botha emphatically refused, saying: "I a mentitled to force every man to join, and if- they do not Join to confiscate their property and leave their families on the veldt.' " The blue book gives statstlcs for the month of December last when there were 117,017 inmates of the camps and 2,380 deaths of which number 1,767 children. TRIAL OF DR. KRAUSE. Man Charged With Inciting to Murder Arraigned. London, Jan. 17. The trial of Dr. Krause, the former governor of Johannesburg, on the charge of inciting Cornelius Broecksman, the public prosecutor of Johannesburg, to murder John Douglass Foster, an English lawyer, who was on the staff of Lord Roberts, opened at the Old Bailey today. If the prisoner and his friends had been suspected of a design to explode dynamite in the court, the precautions against the admission of unauthorized persons could not have been more stringent. Eivery one was closely scrutinized and compelled to produce a card of admission. The prisoner pleaded not guilty and the solicitor general. Sir Edward Henry Carson, proceeded to detail the facts already testified to in the' police court. Broecksman, whom Dr. Krause Is alleged to have incited to the murder of Foster, was executed by the British in South Africa. CITY MUST PAY. New York Professor Recovers Fees for Chemical Analysis. New York, Jan. 17. A Jury in the supreme court has rendered a verdict for 6,639 in favor of Prof. Rudolph Whitt-haus, who had sued the city to recover J6.180 for services rendered by him in making a chemical analysis on portions of the remains of Henry Barnett, whose death figured in the indictment and trial of Roland B. Molineux. The verdict rendered included $459.65 Interest on the amount sued for. WILL ADDRESS YALE. M'KINLEY FUND GROWS. Illinois Subscriptions Now Amount to $25,139. Chicago, Jan. 17. Alexander H. Re-vell, chairman of the Illinois auxiliary of the McKinley National Memorial association, reports subscriptions to the monument fund to date of J25.I89. This is an increase of about 15,000 since the last report. It is expected that a climax will be reached on January 29, the first anniversary of the president's birth since his death, which is to be recognized as McKinley day throughout the country. On the Sunday previous to this day, which will be the last Wednesday of this month. It is expected that memorial services will be held in all of the churches of the state and voluntary contribution made for the National Memorial. In addition, to this special exercises will be heM tn the schools outside of Chlcage January 29, or- on a convenient date, and collections takea up for the fund. Law School Graduating Class to Hear Senator Lodge. New Haven, Conn., Jan. 17. United States Senator Henry Cabot Lodge will deliver the annual address to the graduating class of the Yale law school June 23, according to an official announcement today. Policy Men Indicted. New York. Jan. 17. Indictments have been voted against Al Adams and the 18 men who were arrested with him some weeks ago in the raids made by the antl-pollcy society and the society for the suppression of crime on certain alleged policy rooms. An indictment was also found against Adolph J. Jantzen, who, it is said, was the superintendent of Adams' policy business. Indictments of similar purport were found against 15 other men. Homeseekers' ' Excursions via the , Santa Fa On January 7 and 21 will sell tickets to points in Arkansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado (points east of Rocky Ford), Indian Territory, Oklahoma and Texas, at rate of one fare plus $2.00 for the round trip, limited 21 days from date of sale. Liberal stop-over privileges allowed on going trip. See agent at depot for particulars, or T. M. James, ticket agent, 830 Kansas Ave., North Topeka. Children Like It "My little boy took the croup one night," says F. D. Reynolds of Mansfield, O., ''and grew so bad you could hear him breathe all over the house. I thought he would die, but a few doses of One Minute Cough Cure relieved and sent him to sleep. That's the laet we heard of the croup." One Minute Cough Cure ia absolutely safe and acts at once. For coughs, colds, croup, grip, asthma and. broTOrhftfm Climatic changes wind, expesures. demand the magical beautifrers; Satin-Skin Cxaam and Fowdeb 22a. Now Model. JOHN F. WARD DEAD. A Noted Civil Engineer For Over Forty Tears. New York, Jan, 17. John F. Ward is dead at his home in this city. He had been ill for three weeks with septic pneumonia. Mr. Ward had been a civil and mechanical engineer for more than forty years, having taken contracts in all parts of the United States. He was overseer of the Incline pane machinery employed on the canal. New Jersey, and on the Shubenacadle canal in Nova Scotia, He was a superintendent of the Warren foundry at Pittsburg, N. J. He was the chief engineer and, the superintendent of the Jersey City waterworks and the Hackensack waterworks. He was employed as the consulting engineer on the Providence waterworks. He served for several years on the Cro-ton aqueduct department, having work in connection with the reservoir and the laying of the pipe system. One of his last assignments was that of chief engineer of the South Gila canal in Arizona in 1894. He had lived in retirement since that year. For many years he had been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, serving as director from 1867 to 1871. He was an inventor as well as a practical engineer. John F. Ward's flexible joint for cast iron pipes laid across irregular beds of streams is a standard article In submarine pipe laying. By means of this invention a depth of forty feet and a length of 4,000 feet with a 16-inch pipe have been attained. DOESN'T DENY IT. W. H. Howard Arrested on a Charge of Embezzlement. Denver, Colo., Jan. 17. At the request of Chief of Police O'Neal of Chicago the police of this city have taken into cus-today William H. Howard on the charge of larceny and embezzlement. It is said that the charge ia made at the instance of the First National bank of Chicago. The arrest was made at a rooming house where Howard was living under the name of Hill. Howard refuses to talk of the arrest further than to say: "My arrest is not a surprise to me. I came here two months ago, and hav? been living under the name of Hill. Embezzlement Is the charge, and I will not say whether I am guilty or not." REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. B. M. Davies and -wife to J. E. Small, J275, part res. 3. S. R. Wintle to M. A. Harvey, $250, lot 623 and 625 Buchanan street, blk. 4. M. & D. add. A. A. Rodgers and wife to Wm. H. Fargo, $195, lots 173-5 and 7 Logan ave.. J. Norton's 2d add. Maria K. Martin and husband to City of Cop, $975, a tract on Quincy street, near Fairchild's add, N. Topeka. A. D. Washburn et al to Jos. and M. McNeal, $400, lots 1-2-3 and 4 Eleventh street and lots 42-43-44 and 4a Center street, Mapleton add. E. Alexander, "administrator to Wm. A. Duffy $1,600, lots 93-95 and 97 Jackson street. Frank Patrick to F. H. Foster, $96.10, n. of n. e. 4 29-12-14. M .E. ' Franks and husband to F. H. Foster, $50, part of n. e. V, 29-12-14. Joa.t Mulvane and husband to M. E. Franks, $55, pt. of n. e. 29-12-14. Trotter Sells For $8,500. SadlanapoIlB, Ind., Jan. 17. M. H? Rear-don today sold Dick Berry, a S-year-old trotter with a mark belo' 230, to a Boston man for $8,500. The niie ot llui ohasar eouia aet be leaineA

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