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STATE JOURNAL. SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER G, 1S04. r i 5 ft . sattrjj I i ' J 2 IT J v'tvyXJ i I GOOD CITIZENS ACT. A Call to Form a Civic Federation Being Circulated. MASS MEETING TO ADOPT MEASURES. Politicians mad OHif tholiter It 111 ot la Admitted u Slmbcri. The move for the organization of a Civic Federation is receiving encourage ment. Copies of the" call have teen sent to the following persons to secure signa tures: Messrs. 1". I. Bone brake, T. II Bowman, Jonathan Thomas, Thorn-is Page, A. IL Rodgers, E. Wilder, John li. Mulvaoe, A. B. Jetmore, R. B. Welch, anJ S. C. 'tliller and Revs. A. S. Eiabree, C. M. Sheldon, B. I., Smith, J. B. Thomas, W. L. livers, S. B. All er.-on. Following is the call: "We, the under signed, believing in the enforcement of law-and ineintaitiiu z of cood order, and believing: that the city of Topeka is be coming' overrun with violators of law and disreputable characters and also believ ing' that they can be suppressed and driven from the city, we join in a call for a mass meeting of ail good people to be held at , on October , l?9-t, at , for the purpose of adopting- such measures as will effectually suppress lawlessness in our city." The data and place of the meeting are left blank and will be Axel as soon aa the signatures are secured. Copies of the constitution and by-laws used by the organizations in other" cities have been sent for aud the Topeka Fed eration will be modeled after them, and politicians and orlice holders will not be admitted as members. Copies of the call will be sent other prominent men bossies those named, and it is expected that many hundred uames will be secured within a week. AT THE THEATERS. "Squabbles" Tonight by a Good Little Company u.t th tirand. The Hennesy Leroyle company that played at the Grand last nigat is a smail one, but it is clever and pleased its audi ence. It rained and the attendance was a light one. The entertainment began with a cur tain raiser called "Drifted Apart," in which Lottie Wade and IVeenuau llowse endeavored to "call forth best feelings in our nature." It was cleverly con structed and cleverly done, but it was not what an audience that paid a dollar to see fun wanted. It was simply senti mental dialogue and didn't catch well. The piece "By Wits Outwitted" was good, lhe scene is in Spain and the story hinges on the finally successful efforts of a poor but shrewd clerk to marry his rich employer's daughter in spite of the fact that she is already p romiieJ to a rich boor of an old slave dealer. The comedy of the play depends on compell ing the father to become the originator and executor of the plot to defraud him self of his own daughter aud his own money. Hennesy Leroyle as the father is de cidedly clever and in the third act when he discovers how he has Leen duped hia rage. disgust, despair and linally resignation to the inevitable are uproariously fucny. W. J. Jossey, the poor nephew, is perfectly clean and natural in his work and the audience was with him from the start. Beraice Howard is a pleasant little body in Ferduanda, the daughter, and did her work well. Lottie N ade, as the virago of a wife, did as weli a porhaps anyone could with a very poor part. Percy MacKid's storm ing as the old slave trader was tiresome. The same company will give "Squab bles" tonight, and if it is as well done as was the piece last night, it will be worth seeing. This is not the company that had trouble with its manager. It will play all dates as formerly advertised. On Wednesday night we will have Vale's "Newest .Devil's Auction," which Mr. Yale Bays In has rewritten this year. It will have all the old attractions and many new ones. "The Hustler," one of the most suc cessful of modern comedies, will b-j here on Friday night, the 12th. '"Paul Kauvar" and "Glorianna-' will also be here this month. Hnrlenque at the Topeka. There will be a much better show than usual at the Topeka theater next week beginning 1'ondiy. Stewart & llalla day's Musical Comedy company will be there. This is tie same J. II. Halladay that owned Halla lay's big minstrel show several years ago. He was one of the first of Topeka's residents, arid lived here when quite a young man for four years in the latter part of the fifties. The en tertainment will consist of specialties and burlesaue. CALL VS. BLACK 31 AX, Henry L. Call is Seeking to Kecover S9.000 on the Odd Clothing Store .stock. Henry I. Call's case against L. Black man, involving about $ 9,' KM, is on trial in -the district court toiav. Call, as assignee. is seeking to recover the value of the stock of the Odd CI otb ing . company, which operated for a nuiuLer of years at 120 Fast Sixth street. Shortly before the firm failed, It is al leged, it execute 1 two mortgages, and Blackman, acting for the mortgagees, sold most of the stock for enough to pay the mortgages and clear fl.U'KJ for his services, la the meantime Henry L. Call had been named assignee, and he is now suing Blackman for the whole amount of the stock. The case haj been in court for more than a year. J. D. McParland and Ralph Ingalls represent Call in the case, and Waters & Hilton defend Blackman. The profes sional tilts between Captain Waters and Ingaiis are numerous during the trial of the case, and appear to be more bitter than they are. BURXED WITH GASOLINE. The Clothes of m Domestic at Dr. lUakei ley's Catch Fi re. h Mary Arion, a domestic employed at the residence of Kav. L, B.akesley, 7U4 West Eighth street, was seriously turned with gasoline yesterday afternoon. She had used gasoline in cleaning furniture and her sleeves had become saturated with it. When she started to put more coal on a hot kitchen fire, therefore, the up per portion of her dress caaght fire like a Sash. Her screams attracted Mrs. Blakesley, who put the fire out, but net until the woman had been seriously bnrned. The injuries were confined largely to both arms and the face. Dr. Tefit wti sum moned and bandaged the wounds. Superior raaita. KitcheU & ilfcrburg. J HIS VISIT TO EUROPE. The Importance of a Topekau't Minion to London. f From the Cimarron New West. Much importance is attached to the visit of J. W. Gleed, attorney, of Topeka, who is now en route to London, England, in the interest of the bond holders of the Eureka irrigating canuL The English bond holders comprise the majority of the stock holders of the Eureka canal Just what Mr. Gleed will accomplish we are not advised; but from hints dropped we are led to believe that his mission will result in good to the future operations of the canaL It is known that Mr. Gleed was here a few weeks ago making the preliminary move toward the foreclosing of the mortgage held by the English bond holders. It is said that the design is to foreclose the mortgage and purchase the canal by the larger stock holders, who will put the ditch in working order. A squeezing out of the email holders will enable the larger owners to put such improvements on the property as will provide water in abundance. What these appliances will be we are unable to state, but the expenditure of a couple hundred thousand dollars is not an improbable necessity to insure a flow of water suf ficient to irrigate all the lands lying under the ditch in Gray and Ford coun ties. A lack of financial aid has hindered the improvement of the canal in the few years tast. It may be said that the proper means have never been used in s?curing a permanent and sufficient flow of water for irrigation purposes. What ever design the new company may adopt in securing a flow of water, the expense will not enter into it. The whole matter will have a careful business and practi cal mechanical consideration without useless expenditure. The history of the Eureka canal is familiar hareabouts. It is known that the canal was bonded for f l,0D(J,OW, hav ing co3t not more than 1300,000. While much had been done to secure a constant flow of water, the methods proved fruit less. Seemingly much had been done to put the canal into useful shape, but much was lacking in the way of appropriate expenditure and available aud useful method. Speculation had much to do in the earlier years of the canaL The originator had in view the main chance. He paid a broker f 230,000 to secure the fl.OoO.OJO which he obtained by mort gage. These ignorant owners were called on frequently tor funds to keep the canal in practical operation, until patience and funds became exhausted from repeated failures, through wise and unwise ellorts to obtain water, either in rebuilding the dam across the river or from experiments ia obtaining a eutficient quantity of water from the underflow. The interest in irrigation and the prob able revenue to be derived from a suc cessful operation of the canal will be an inducement for the English syndicate to put the property on a paying basis. Imagine the benefit that will accrue to land owners along the ninety-five miles length of the canal through the means of an abundant water supply. Gray and Ford counties may rejoice when the Eureka canal furnishes sufficient water to irrigate ail available lands along its line. TO SUPPORT HER CHILDREN M. Lyd Bond j AVants Her Husband to Fay $20 a louth Alioiuny. Lyda A. Bundy, who has been involved in the Shawnee county divorce court in connection with Benjamin M. Bundy, filed a petition today asking that her hus band be ordered to give her $2 J a month alimony. She says she is unable to find employment by which to support her four minor children of whom she has the custody. They are Lulu, aged 10: Clar ence, aged 7: Geneva, aged 5, and Nelson, aged 20 months. She asks that her father, James Neeley, be made the guar dian of the children. She states that Mr. Bundy has a salary of $45 a month, and she asks that he be ordered by the court to pay Mr. Neeley $20 a month for the support of the children. 0SB0RN IS MAD AGAIN. He Says the Report of Ml Oakley Speech is "Au Cnuiitigrated ie." Secretary of State Osborn is mad to day. The report that he said in his Oakley speech that the Populist state ticket will be defeated ia the cause of his irritability. "Anyone who says I said that ia an un mitigated liar. I said nothing of the kind and nothing that could be con strued that way. On the other hand I am sure that the Populists are 20 per cent stronger than they were two years ago. The Populists have made gains all over the state and I know it. Then why should I make such a statement? "I did say it was suicidal to put out another candidate in that judicial dis trict. The district is composed of Wal lace, Logan, Gove, Trego and Ellis and every county but one in th district has alwavs been Republican. That is why I was in favor of no ticket but I never ut tered such sentiments as those attributed to me." COMPANIES TO UNITE. Two Ttival Steamship Companies Propose Union as a Measure of Koonomr. Sas Francisco, Oct. 6. It is stated here that the Pacific Mail Steamship company is about to absorb the Occi dental and Oriental Steamship company. The latter company was started about twelve years ago by the Southern Pacific company in opposition to the Pacific Mail. For a time there was a lively rate war, but a compromise was effected and the steamer3 of the two companies di vided the business between this port and the orient. C P. Huntington ia now 'president of both companies, and as it is stated that the steamship lines of the Northern and Canadian Pacific have cut into the busi ness, consolidation is proposed as a meas ure of economy. The Pacific Mail owns its own vessels but the Occidental and Oriental leases its steamers from the White Star line. Ladiea Come In the morning if you can. You will avoid the afternoon rush and be waited upon much more satisfactorily. Topeka Cash Drt Goods Co., 103 East Sixth street. Value Received Is just what we can give you in our $2. $i0J and f 3 shoes, at Furman's. Kurept the Hu venlr 29c Kid Gloves and 10 cent Pen Knives, we will have all the articles quoted in our big ad. of last weak. Topeka Cash Drt Goods Co. 82 calls up the PeerU&s , t t tP t t $ t t I SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS The city registration has reached 5,800. The malaria seasonis here and the air is full of it. The kindergarten normal training school will open Monday. The new Y. M. C. A. rooms will be formally opened October 14. It is getting so it rains whenever there is a performance at the Grand. Miss Emma F. Burgess will conduct the Y. W. C. A. meeting tomorrow. Marshall's band concert was postpon ed on account of the rain last night. Miss Lillian Yount of Topeka has been granted a notarial commission. W. H. Bennington has started an in surance paper called Life Insurance. Th ollice of the commissioner of elec tions will be open evenings next week. Prof. Leib has been secured as choir master of Grace Cathedral vested choir. The Republican flambeau will go to Meriden next Tuesday to attend a rally. Clinton Van Sant, son of the Oakland postmaster, is visiting here from Mary land. The Republicans have made arrange ments for a Republican meeting at Dov er October lo. S. M. Charles, traveling passenger agent of the Rock Island, is sick at his home in this city. Inmates of the county jail who play the "sick racket" keep County Physician McCliatock busy. The management of the Grand opera house' is doing its best to discourage Bmoking in the foyer. A Topeka young man who was vaccin ated a week "ago will have a "keep off" sign pinned to his arm. At the Wichita races yesterday it took Miss Fullerton seven heats to get fir3t money in the 2:20 class trot. The Science club will hold their first meeting of the season in the high school rooms, on the evening of the 12th. Topeka's bank clearances are nearly double those of W'ichita. This week they were $.08,032 to Wichita's 305,000, Editor Flower of the Arena donated l.OOJ copies of the June number of his magazine to the Populist state central committee. Rossville, in Shawnee county is boom ing. xVn addition of about 200 acres was recently laid out in town lots by Tcpeka engineers. J. P. Rowley of Topeka and Carey Snyder of Dover have been appointed treasury examiners by the county com missioners. The American Union Life Insurance company has applied to the superinten dent of insurance for permission to do business in Kansas. Matthew bemple, a brother of Secre tary Semple of the Populist state central committee, signed the petition for the Initiative and Referendum ticket. You will never realize how many friends you have until you have been vaccinated and they begin to salute you by slapping you on your left arm. The residence of J. II. Squires, at 511 Buchanan street, was burglarized this week. The robbers got in througu a cellar window but were unable to get up stairs. Artie Peflley of Chase county is the originator of a badge for teachers. It is a silver star surrounded by a golden band with a tiny golden ladder at the bottom. Adjutant General Davis has ordered the first batallion and second brigade, K. N. G., into camp at Arkansas City, Octo ber 8. The encampment will continue one week. At the morning services at the First M. E. church tomorrow Mr. Paul Tor rington will sing "The Plains of Peace." In the evening Prof. W. II. Leibjwill sing a solo to be selected. Lucius Kingman and family and J. II. Squires and family have returned from a week's fishing outrng in the northern part of the state. They caught a five pound bass and a filteen-pound buSalo, as well as catfish. A. Q. Wilson, the man who was treat ed to some ancient egs while he was making s speech a sh.ort time azo will peak again tonight at the corner of Eighth street and Kansas avenue. He says he will tolerate nojtijjtrbance. ( Greats iReduGbioiw (EstaDiisnein c OR I gurntss Painless Dsnt istry "by tho tics cf iny ITer Local Anesthetic. Is asked for any Torlz entirely satisfactory. In all kinds of Dental prices the lovcst in the DR. A. P. ASHTON, Cor. 8th and Ilansas Avenue. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. Items of Interest Abont Topeka 1'eople aud Visitor in Town. I Notices or descriptions of social events in teijileil for tiiis column will not b published uu-!--s accompanied by lhe name aud address of the wriLer.i Mr. and Mrs. Silas Rain and Mr. and Mrs. George V. Crane chaperoned a taliyho party which left the city about half past six last evening and rode out to the country home of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Adams, west of North Topek.:, where they were received in a most hospitable manner by the host aud hostess. Danc ing was the principal diversion, and was enjoyed by Misses Lillian Tfffi, Maine Smith, Bessie Stewart, Edna Crane, Crandie Packard, Nellie Small, Grace Weiss, Grace Curtis, Mabel Knowles, Kate Player, Grace Van llouten, Myrtle and Iva Davis, Libbie Hazlett, Liliiun Whitelock; Messrs. Fred Gillett, Dave Harvey, Floyd McDonald, Fred Bobbins, Clyde Grubbs, Tom Clements, Warren Akers, Wrill Curtis. Walter Smith, How ard Wood, David Lakiu, Rassie Bennett and Frank Davis. - Misses Mollie and Anna Crane, Trissa Greenwood, Carrie Merrick and Emily Black, members of the I. O. T. B. club gave a club party last evening at the home of Miss Merrick on Polk street. There were oeven tables and the game a lively one; Mr. Jack Newman and Miss I Jessie Garwood receiving prizes for making the most progressions. Some music and light refreshments were part of a very pleasant evening. Those pres ent were Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Tanner, Misses Myrtle and Lulu Fordyce, Daisy Smith, Laura Weidling, Maud Kanney, Miss Radcliff of Carthage, Mo., Claud Miliigan, May Newman, Clara Ebright and Ella Marburger; Messrs. Guv Hagar, Rob and Frank Merrick, A. HulTtt, W. J. RadcliiL Lewis Greenwood, Cha3. Lager strom; Dana Mc Vicar, Julius Weidling, Dean Waters, Lamont Gregg, Jack New man, Ralph Moore and Chas. Elliott. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McAfee entertained a few friends Thursday evening for Mrs. D. C. Nellis, who left yesterday after noon for New York to spend another year with her daughter Celeste. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. I). L. Lakin, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Gage, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Jewell, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Crawford, Airs. Whit ing, Mr. "and Mrs. D. H. Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. 11. W. McAfee, Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Lewis and Major Martin Anderson. Mrs. Shepherd and daughter Nellie, of Burlingame, are visiting Miss Dora Shep herd at Bethany college. Mrs. John Hodge spent yesterday in Kansas City. Mrs. M. A. Low and daughter Vera went to Kansas City today to remain over Sunday. Charles Johnson, of Salida, Colo., is visiting his parents on Crane 9treeL Mrs. W. W. Manspeaker and daughter I Lulu have returned from Chicago. I Mrs. H. H. Hazlett went to Chicago to day. Miss Dora Furman is expected home next week from Pennsylvania, where she has been spending the summer. Mr. and .Sirs. Frank Hughes are the parents of a daughter, Mildred Hughes. Mrs. Belle Small will leave Monday for an eastern trip. Mrs. James II. Deaver, who has been visiting her sister, VI ra.. Frank Con well, has gone to the southern part of the state. Mrs. Conwell accompanied her. Mrs. Susan Burgess has returned from a four months' sojourn iu California. Mrs. A. 1L Peck returned to Leaven worth today accompanied by Mrs. O. J. Baddera. Mrs. Oliver Small of Sedalia, Mo., is the guest of Mrs. J. J. Frey. Joe Shellabarger will leave next week for New York to resume his law studies. Mrs. W. A. Snyder and aoa Pearl re turned today from Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. C. IL Collier of Omaha, who were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cope, have returned home. Mr. C. j. Bell ia recovering from an attack of sciatic neuralgia. Mrs. Mary Cole of Eastham, Mass., ar rived today to visit Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cole and Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Knowles. The Y. M. C. A. gospel meeting will 1 e led Sunday afternoon by Miss Emma Burgess. Mrs. Belle Small returned to her home in Sedalia, Mo., today. Mrs. IL A- Uodgins and daughter, and I lister, Misa Carrie DeObert, leave tomor I do that is net "Work, makes my city. , 1 row for Denver, Col., where they -au! visit frieods and relatives fur t!.ur weeks. Mr. and Sirs. J. W. Farnswoith l.,ivo issued cards for the tnarria.-o of ti.nr daughter, Ruth, to Mr. H.irr.v A , ' v. Tuesday evening, Oct 2'i, in Grtu'e C t 1. edral. A reception will ! iu! 1 fi r,n S:'60 till 1 1, at their home on Top -kt -nue. The wedding will bo the ii.t fashionable of the season. Miss Myra Williams will give a W--!-a rare-bit supper to a few friends l'uf-1 iy evening. .Mrs. Henry King and daughter i.e-.-;.-will arrive today 110 n St. Louis to vi-.t Mrs. J. I King. Miss Birdie RmlcP.fi. who is lhe uuc-t of Miss Mollie Crauo will return o Carthage, Mo., Monday. .May Marsh has gone to St. Louis. Mrs. W. P. Toinlinson and l,ui;'h?-r, Wiila, returned today from Kauris Vy, Capt. b. K. Cross Hccoinpnnit-d liis in valid son to Eureka Springs, Ark., I i r night, where they will remain for t ! latter's health. Mrs. Paul Hudson and Miss M.u,. Price wiil leave tomorrow fur a l w 1 week's visit in Omaha. The Doiize whist ciu'i will mik-i Mrs. Fred Cole, next Wedn-sd,iy afn-r-noon. Frank II. Poole has gone to Color. 1 ! . Springs. Mrs, Emma Averill anil Miss ;y ' i ir. well have rclurmd from n wei-k's vi it in Kansas City. Rev. I). II. Johnson of I'ot.viu h u i. turned from Ottawa. Mr.-:. W. A. S. B.r l has roMir.i- 3 from Iowa where she has been viiiting h r sister. Mrs. Mary Cole of Easthim, Ma--., i expected tomorrow to visit Mr. an i ! 1 .. Fred Cole. The Oxfords will give their iir-t r i; v Oct. 21 in Library hall. B. F. birn went to AK-h'n : c-'i'r 1 and will stop in K imn City b ;f : 1 turning. M rs. I'pdegrafT of Maple 11 i II i - -;, s ! ing a few days with the fafsiily of ,,,,(n Small. CITY MARSHALS' IEi; TiMi. The Nut Annual sialc Mei-Hnu Ui- i:-!. at Top-t;. Chief L'.ndsey, who has returnt" 1 iro n the Wichita convention of Iwn.-as 1 , v marshals, say3 the ni"eting w-t-, .1 very profitable uue. The idea of an hi- n a tion of the marshals of the Htate is I 'wi the purpose of more f amily d"t--ti for crime and keeping track of crim.n... and crimes belongs to Chief Cone 01 Wichita. There were between sity ami t-v otv delegates in attendance. hiel 1 . . 1 1 i . of this city was olected president of it. . association and Cuurcli White of At son was male secretary. The visitors were royally treatr-d ind were taken to all places of 1 n t i -. in city. The next meeting of the tis-ot -i t will be held in Topexa on lhe hi t t Ti day in June next. "They wanted to come, an 1 1 to. -k liberty of inviting them," sii l t . LiuUsey, "and 1 hope they- will t- v treated by the mayor and the city if 1 not the chit f when they come. Thfy a nice lot of people, if thev are n t h all Republicans." 4aMl Mioe. A very largo stock of good wrvic-.i shoes for children's wear al very prices, at Furmau's. Iloxtery. Underwear. And Gents' Overalls, Jeans Pants ; Cottonade Pants now ready for yon. Topeka Cash Drt Gim.iw C It le t'ny To buy standard makes in tine th, thev fit the feet, are mure coruforta! :; will retaiu the shape and wear lo'u;i r. Try them at Farman'a. "There is a Salve lor every won-: I" We refer to De Witt' Witch Hazel rv.,, cures burns, bruises, cuu, 11 1 .! t ; ! , aa a local application in the i.-. -.'- i. cures catarrh, and always cures j t. J. K. Joueri. farty Slipper. A large and well select? 1 stock always on hand at Furoiau's, No. CJt v- '' avenue.