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j PART FRST, I J P&gcs 1 to 8. J P&S 1 to 8. '" 1 t THREE CENTS. FRIDAY EVENING. 16 PAGES. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 25, 1896. FRIDAY EVENING. THREE CENTS. i Ftt t IS HE RIGHT? General Niles, In Charge of the Reunion Camp Expects 75,000 People to Be Here Next Week. If Ho Is Right It Will Keep All Topeka Busy TO CARE FOR THEjI. No One Must Go Away Saying He Was Neglected. Scenes at Camp Miles More Tents Coming. The man who has charge of Camp Nel son A. Mies for that will be the name of the fair grounds until after next week, is Adjutant General J. Y. Niles of the G. A. R. lie may be found any day at the camp superintending the placing of decorations and the erection of tents. Not a detail escapes him and not a foot of the big grounds will be slighted. He proposes to use it all for he is sure that there will be applications for all the sleeping accommo dations that can be found. The camp is platted like a city and a blue print will be kept at the headquar ters so that Adjutant Niles can put his linger on it at any time. The streets are named for the commanders of the Grand Army. The principal avenue runs north and south and is very wide. It is named Grant avenue. The streets, however, run east and west. Their names are as fol lows, commencing at the northeast cor ner of the camp and going south: Suward, McDavitt, I'uiitl, Anderson. alkinshan, Guthrie, Jenkins, Martin, Gilpatrick, Car-pc-nter, Feihan, liooth, Collins. McCar thy, reen, Ktlly, Campbell. Harris and Whitney. The streets are lined on either side ly tents. Adjutant Niles talked about the ar rangements at the camp ground last niKht. "I intend to divide the camp into divisions," said he, "according to con gressional districts and each division will have a commander as follows: "Comrade T. B. Gerow, Post 93,, 1st di vision. Comrade A. R. Greene, Post 4S1, 2nd di vision. ' Comrade A. H. Limerick, Post So, 3rd division. "Comrade F. P. Cochran, Post 15, 4th di vision. "Comrade G. M. Stratton, Post 88, 5th division. "Comrade C. W. Culp, Post 173, 6th di vision. 'Comrade Jerry Shaw, Post 394, 7th di vision. "Each division commander will select a commander for each county. I will deal with the division commanders direct and they will draw the wood and straw for their respective divisions. Then they will distribute the supplies to the county com manders and In that way there will be a system which will greatly facilitate busi ness and avoid confusion. "The division commanders will have headquarters tents and when a man comes to headquarters in search of a camrade and can tell what county or city lie is from. I can send him to the divis ion commander at once and he will have no trouble in finding the man he is after. "There will be no rations issued from headquarters. The only things provided are wood and straw and the comrades who pump will be expected to furnish their own hard tack and coffee. I will be Bt headquarters constantly to take care of all who come and direct them to their pinte in camp." The headquarters of the adjutant are in the little hexagonal building jtist south of Exposition hall. A part of one of the Isre buildings will be reserved for hos pital purposes. It will be equipped with 2 cots and there will be a physician and two or three attendants on duty during the entire week. The big Galveston ship which is about lialf completed stands near the center of camp Miles and just east of Grant ave nue. Tt will be completed by Monday morning with fair weather. Lieutenant Phillips and Battery B have lt-en assigned to quarters just east of Kxposi ion hall. One of their guns will be stationed near headquarters, how ever, anil the nag which floats from the Ftaff near headquarters will be raised in the morning by a detail from the battery antl a sunrise gun and lowered at sunset by the same force and by a sunset gun. The High School Zounves have been as sdened quarters by Adjutant Niles near t1P Topeka avenue entrance of the camn. Ten tents have been set aside for their use. ' Adjutant Niles says that the hi-h wind of vesterdav delp-ved the work of putting up tents considerably-, but there is an other draw back and that is not having tp-iis to put up. "We made a mistake." said he. "in sending tents to reunions so near the dates for this and we are hav ing a great deal of trouble in getting them haYk. T think they will all be here in time, however, but we will have to rush the work of putting them up much more raoidlv." nizht guard of three men now keep wati-h over the camp and Major Niles says the guard will be increased from dav to dav. Adjutant Niles says he expects that the advance guard will begin to arrive to morrow. He says he has received many jt vers from people living In the Sixth and Seventh congressional districts who Ftarted to drive to Topeka the first of this week. He is expecting them to arrive al most any time. He Pays he believes that there will be 75.000 people In Topeka next week. FOUR HUNDRED FIREMEN-. News Received of Hiawatha and Oth er Departments Coming to Topeka. Chief Wilmarth of the fire department, pays that he wishes it distinctly under stood that the Firemen's parade will pos itively appear in North Topeka Tuesday morning. This will be the only parade which crosses the river. It was at first intended that the Bicycle parade should go to North Topeka. but on account of its ending at Camp Miles, the trip would be too long. Chief Wilmarth says that he has prom ised the North Topeka people that they shall see his big parade, and that he wiil keep his promise. The line of march was piven in Tuesday's State Journal. Hiawatha sends word that she will send 10 men and one hose truck. The first word was that but ten men would come and no truck. Omaha will send two dele gates. Newton ten and Lawrence three. Sunday afternoon the Winfield depart ment of 20 men and one hose truck will arrive over- the Santa Fe. On Mondav morning Peabody and Clav Center will arrive, and in the afternoon Beloit. 25 men and one hose truck. Abilene 25 men. Minneapolis 30 men and one hose truck and McPherson will arrive. Thev will be met by delegations of firemen of the citv Hiawatha will arrive with 2f men and one hose truck Moijday at midnight All during next week extra men w:ill be rn duty at all th fire stations of the city, and whenever a crowd col lects at any of the stations Vr hibition hitches will be made. The sta tions have all been repaintsd and the an" paratus put In the best shape. At head quarters the front of the building has km sainted and now signs ara beins painted today. On the inside everything has been touched up and looks wel!. I'ecorations of flowers and bunting will be put in the stations. In the big Thursday night parade, and Grand Pageant all thee tire apparatus will take part and If the horses can be secured, the old steamer and the old chemical, both of which have been decorated with flowers for the Floral parade will be taken also. The old steamer looks gay. The ladies and the firemen have been busy decor ating it for several days. The wheels are a solid mass of chrysanthemums, and the ttoiler of the engine has around it rows of red roses and white chrysanthemums, and the large hose which is coiled in front of it is twined with morning glories. The old Babcock chemical engine which has been stored at the North Topeka sta tion, is a mass of flowers, the decorations being similar to those of the steamer. Four fine black horses will haul the steamer, and two the chemical. In case these horses can be secured again for the Grand Pageant the two decorated engines will appear In the parade. The firemen's tournament occurs at the state fair grounds race track on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 and again on Wednes day morning at 19:00. Chief Wilmarth says that he expects between three and four hundred firemen In attendance at the tournament. The business meeting of the State Firemen's association occurs at 4:00 p. m. Monday. At 7:30 p. m. Monday a reception to the visiting firemen will be given. MASQUERS IN RED FIRE. The Carnival Parade "Will Cover 25 Blocks and be Well Lighted. Will Haskell, head of the Carnival feat ure of the Fall Festival issues a request today that all persons who are to take any part in the parade at all even if it is in costume only, shall report to him im mediately at the National hotel by mall or otherwise that he may assign them to their places in the parade. "The first to report will be given the best places," he says. Mr. Haskell this morning diagrammed the line of march the parade will take on Carnival night. It will form on Harrison street facing south with right resting on Eighth street soon after 7 o'clock. The line will move east on Eighth street to Jackson street, south on Jackson street to Ninth street, east on Ninth street to Kansas avenue, north on Kansas avenue to First street, countermarch on Kansas avenue south to Eighth street, west on Eighth street to Jackson street, south on Jackson street to Tenth street, west on Tenth street to Harrison street, north on Harrison street to Sixth street, where all the floats will drop out and the maskers alone will continue east on Sixth street to Kansas avenue for the big Carnival. All through the parade which will ex tend over a distance of 25 blocks, colored tire will be burned along the street and on the floats, making the streets and pa rade a perfect blaze of colored light. All maskers will take part in the pa rade. HOTEL MEN EXPECT CROWDS. Carnival Throngs Seldom Engage Rooms Long Beforehand. Although the principal hotels of the city have as yet received but few appli cations for accommodations, this is not regarded as at all significant by the pro prietors. Every hotel in Topeka Is ex pected to be crowded to its fullest capac ity during Fall Festival week. Mr. Irving Doolittle, manager of the Throop hotel, in speaking of this matter today said: "That we have but few rooms engaged so far for Fall Festival week is not regarded as significant. Bv far the majority of the people who will come to Topeka next week will take their chances of securing accommodations after they arrive in this city. It will be in no way similar to conventions or other gatherings where rooms are always engaged before hand. We expect to be crowded and have preparations to take cere of the addi tional business." Mr. J. R. Hankla, of the Hankla Bros., proprietors of the National hotel, also slated that he was of the opinion that the majority of the people who will come to Topeka next week would take their chances of securing accommodations aft er their arrival in this city. PONY FLORAL PARADE. Dr. Guibor Issues a Notice to Particip ants in This Feature. Dr. C. H. Guibor officially announces this afternoon that those participating in the children's pony portion of the Fall Festival Floral parade will form in front of his residence on Harrison street be tween Tenth and Eleventh streets at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The children's turnouts will there be arranged in order and placed in the third division oi T he parade. The following ladies will have turnouts in this feature of the parade, driven by their children. Mesdames Hazen. Chaffee. Mulvane Johnson, McClintock, Lindsav. Foster' r nch, Shutt. Austin, Guibor. Newcomb' Kodtrers. Southwick, Coes, Siebert, Cof ran, Baker and Crawford. THERE WILL BE 80 In Big the Equestrian Feature of the Flower Parade Miss Emma Banks, who is at the head of the Equestrian feature of the Fail Fes tival parades says that every member of her brigade will be ready and costumed on time and the company will number so ladies and gentlemen. Thev will not only appear in the Flower parade of Wednes day afternoon but will also appear in the parade of Thursday night. No doubt every member of the club would be glad to appear as attendants of the Hon Quixote feature; Will Haskell should arrange for this. Catholic Ladies, Attention. At a meeting of the Spaulding Reading Circle yesterday afternoon it was decided that all ladies of the Asumption parish will meet at the school Saturday morn ing at 9 o'c lock prepared to assist in dec orating the church, school and grounds for the Fall Festival week. All are asked to bring with them what decorations they can. All who cannot be there Saturday will please come Monday at the same time. F. M. HAYDEN. WHAT A HORRIBLE WASTE. A Bottle of Champagne to be Broken Over the Galveston's Bow. The committee of the Commercial club which will have charge of the dedication of the Texas steamship at Camp Miles held a meeting today and decided upon the plan for the ceremon ies. It was agreed that the ceremony should be exactly the same as that used in the dedication of real ocean steam ships. A young lady will be selected to break a bottle of real champagne over the bow and in all other details the usual custom attending the launch ing of a ship will be carried out. Marshall's band will play and the ship will be formally accepted in an ad dress by A. W". Dana, chairman of the committee from the Topeka Commer cial club. There will also be an origi nal poem by Eugene F. Ware. It is now proposed that the ceremony shall take place on Tuesday afternoon but that point has not yet been fully determined. Ian Maclaren Arrives. New York. Sept. 25. Rev. John Wat son, D. D., whose pen name is Ian Mac laren, the author of "Beside the Bon nie Brier Bush," was a passenger on the Germanic, which, arrived last niht. VERY MUCH ONE SIDED. Little Wizened Up Connecticut Continues To Act Rudely Toward William J. Bryan. Hartford Nutmegs Hiss the Speaker Repeatedly. DOWXE ASTERS SOUR. At One Place They Meet Him With McKinley Banners. Hatred As Manifest As In Geor gia Toward Abolitionists Whenever Any Dared Venture There Before the War. Spring-field, Mass., Sept. 25. Greatly refreshed by a ten hours' sleep, Wm. J. Bryan left Hartford at 11:16 a. m. to invade the "enemy's country" still fur ther. There was a small crowd at the depot to catch a parting glimpse of the nominee and to these Mr. Bryan made a few remarks. He told them that the money changer was interested in hav ing a dear dollar, and a dear dollar meant hard times to the producers of wealth. There was no demonstration, no cheering and nothing in the way of enthusiasm. On the train was a com mittee from Springfield headed by Col. John L. Brice. The first stop was at TVindsor where a small crowd had gathered carrying the banner "McKinley and Prosperity." There were a few cheers for him by part of the crowd and more cheers for his opponent. At Windsor Locks, the next stop, the assemblage was more enthusiastic for Bryan. There everybody wanted to shake hands with him and called on him for a speech. "I am glad to see you." was the extent of his address and even that was applauded. Thompson ville also gave him a cordial reception and he was cheered enthusiastically by the few hundred people gathered about the depot. Springfield. Mass., Sept. 25. At this city Mr. Bryan said: "Ladies and Gentlemen: Before en tering upon a discussion of the great paramount issue of this campaign, I desire in this city, to pay tribute to in dependent journalism. (Applause.) "My friends, I have always respected an honest and an earnest and able op ponent. I never criticised the right of any one to speak his sentiments and present his ideas as clearly, as forcibly, as eloquently as he can. I believe with Jefferson that error is harmless where reason is left free to combat it. (Great applause.) "And if any man has an idea, I am willing for him to launch that idea and trust to the merits of that idea to make its way into the minds and into the hearts of men, and I respect the Springfield Republican for the high (great applause) plane upon which it discusses political questions. I respect it for the tolerance which it shows to political opponents and without cen suring those who substitute abuse for argument. I can commend those who use argument instead of abuse (great applause.) I can commend also to ev ery citizen the words of that distin guished editor who was the founder of this paper. I am told that he is an au thor of the expression that a man who is not willing to die for a cause in which he believes, is not woithy to live. (Great applause.) "My friends it is willingness of peo ple to stake their all on their convictions that has enabled truth to spread from person to person until at last it over comes the opposition. And in this cam paign we have as good an illustration as was ever given of the depth of con viction and the intensity of earnestness in the presentation of the cause. I chal lenge you to find among all the hosts who defended a cause, more earnest men than are found today among the advocates of the rights of this govern ment to legislate for itself without re gard to other nations. (Great applause.) It will not do to say that there is no cause for such feeling as is manifested now. "If you read the dispatch which ap peared in yesterday morning's paper from London, you will find that a great meeting of agriculturists was held In Buda Pesth, and in speaking of that meeting the dispatch said that practi cally all of those representing agricul tural societies were in favor of the re storation of bimetallism. My friends, our opponents sometimes tell us that this movement in favor of free coinage is started by the mine owners and kept up by the mine owners. I want them to understand that they cannot explain this great uprising of the people on the theory that it is instigated by men who own bullion and want to sell it at high er prices. "This great uprising comes from the masses of the people who do not pro duce bullion, but they produce property and they realize that the gold standard has been driving value out of the prop erty which they produce." THEY HISSED BRYAN. Hartford People Show Their Hostility to Him in the Eastern Way. Hartford, Conn., Sept. 25. At the city hall where Mr. Bryan made his last speech last night, he was both applaud ed and hissed when he spoke. The street in front of the balcony from which he mads his address was packed with people. Mr. Bryan began his speech with a reiteration of his compar ison between the Republican and Dem ocratic platforms on the silver question and added: "There are some people down In this part of our country who believe that we cannot stand alone, but my friends, the people who doubt the strength and greatness of this country visit Europe oftener than they visit the territory west of the Mississippi river. (Ap plause.) They know more about the old world than they do about the new and they have more confidence in the power of foreigners than they have in the strength of the American people. (Applause and hisses.) 'Now, my friends, if we determine our own legislation, we can have such legislation as we want. If we get tired of one plan we can adopt another, but if we surrender to other nations the power to determine what kind of a financial system we shall have, then in stead of using the ballot to legislate for ourselves, we can simply petition for eigners to help us. (Applause and hisses.) Our opponents tell us that we do not need any more money. They try to convince us that the less money there is in the country, the more each individual will have of that money. We say that you cannot increase the money among the people until you increase the amount of money in the country to circulate among the people, and we ask you to consider whether it is not nec essary to reverse the process which has been going on by which the circulation in the country as shown by the treas ury report of June 1 has decreased $150, 000,000. Isn't it necessary (a voice 'No.') to reverse the process and Increase our currency to keep pace with our popula tion in our own money and fixed investments?" LIVING FLAG. A Grand Effort to Prevent It From Falling Through, An attempt will be made under the direction of the ladles' flower commit tee, to revive the "living flag" feature of the flower parade, tomorrow after noon. If the children cannot be taught to march they can at least be taught to sit on the state house steps. The re viewing stand of the officers and dis tinguished guests will be located on the north walk of the state house grounds facing Eighth street, and the proper place for the flag- would be behind the stand on the steps. From the street it would show above the stand. Mrs. Milliken has issued the follow ing call to the newspapers today: "All of the children who were to take part in the 'living flag' are requested to meet at the north steps of the state house tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, when it will be decided whether or not the flag feature will be given on the steps. Let every mother see that her child is there and with the promise to hafe her costume ready in time for the parade. The costume will be very simple and can be easily made in a short time. This flag will be one of the best features of the week if carried out. "MRS. N. MILLIKEN." HE WABBLED ALL AROUND. Col. Van Horn for Sliver But Guarded in His Utterances. Kansas City, Sept. 25. Congressman R. T. Van Horn spoke before a large audience at Turner hall last evening upon the free silver question. The meeting was under the auspices of the Bryan silver club, and while the con gressman did not say in his speech for whom he intended to vote, his appear ance last night before the Bryan club is virtually an announcement that he intends to support the Democratic tick et this fall. The hall was so crowded that many hundreds were turned away, unable to gain admission. "This money question," said Col. Van Horn, "is so simple that a child can understand it, and it takes able finan ciers to confuse it." Following along the established teachings of the lead ers of the school of financiers to which he belongs, he pointed out that all mon ey was fiat money, and that silver and gold had always stood together as mon ey metals. He said that as it was now the price of precious metals was con trolled by the usurers of the world, and said that until England took control it had been the rule of all ages that the nations which produced the precious metals controlled the price of them. He said that Spain, after Columbus had discovered the new world, controll ed the price of gold and silver, and that Portugal had controlled it for a time, but that now the United States, the greatest gold and silver producing country on the earth, had nothing to say about the value of its own pro ducts. Col. Van Horn did not express him self clearly as to his position in rela tion to political parties, and produced a certain sense of dissatisfaction among both gold and silver men who heard him. Finally he came down to a personal explanation of his own position at the present time, but was very guarded in seeing that he did not go too far. "I am myself in a rather peculiar posi tion as a Republican just now," he said. "I was elected as the congressman from this district upon a free silver platform and upon every stump in the district I pledged the people that I would support this platform. Now, the time for the expiration of that pledge does not ex pire until the 4th of next March, and how, according to these gold men, am I to keep my pledge to the people who elected me, and be a good Republican?" Col. Van Horn declared emphatically for the free coinage of silver and while he did not declare his purpose to vote for Bryan, his appearance at the meet ing is considered to be a virtual an nouncement that he will support the ticket. EDISON COMPANY'S PLANT" Remarkable Growth and High Stand ing of a TJseful Industry. One of the most successful and useful industries in the city is that of the Ed ison Electric Iluminating company, which was organized in the winter of 1RS5. and commenced business with about fifteen customers, served from a dynamo attached to the machinery of the Shawnee Mills. This was in the early days of electricity, when there was still much doubt as to its success for illuminating and power purposes. After a few months demonstration, a permanent plant was erected on Van Buren street, in the heart of the city, from which a constantly increasing current has been served without inter mission, day and night, except one day when the plant was partially destroyed by fire. More than 500 customers are now served, and the company has promptly adopted all the new appliances and forms of service, and has given its cus tomers the advantage of reductions in rate, just as fast as economy in opera tion and introduction of improvements and growth of business has justified. In addition to the original incandes cent service it now furnishes Jenny Arc lamps, Thompson and Houston Arcs and an alternating system for the suburbs, furnishes power to a great va riety of industries, and is now intro ducing a new incandescent arc lamp which runs 150 hours without renewal and is extremely desirable for all store lighting. The company has been conservative ly managed and although called upon for frequent extensive additions to its plant it has maintained the highest possible credit, mechanical and finan cial. Convenience, safety, cleanliness and economy all appeal to good judg ment of users of both electric light and power. Hear Pro Frank Nelson At Hamilton Hall tomorrow evening. IT IS ALL ROT Ahout the Police Being Off Duty Carniral Night. Breaches of the Peace Will Sub ject Offenders To Arrest Let Other People's Costumes Alone. GOOD NATURED FUX Will Be Permitted But Not Destruction and Riot. All the Noise Tou Please But No Fighting. The fervid oratory of the speakers at the High Roller mass meeting at Ham ilton hall the other night must not be taken too literally. Some people who are disposed to be too riotous must put a curb on their intentions for Carnival night of next week. There will be hundreds of ladies masked and in the carnival and no un seemly performaces or ribaldry will be permitted. The police will be on duty and any person who uses rude hands on any person's costume will find himself taken into custody. As Will Haskell, precep tor of the carnival, stated, the affair is to be kept strictly respectable. Those who wish to cut up will be encouraged to do so to their heart's content, but the line will be drawn at the sacred rights of person and property. Make all the noise you please, and indulge in all the gaiety you like, but do not go so far as to annoy others who object to the annoyance. The Topeka carnival is an imitation of those in Rome, Venice, New Orleans, Memphis and other places, and in those cities good nature and respect for others uni versally prevail. At Kansas City, the best of order is observed and everybody has a good time without anybody get ting hurt, except in one instance when the parties were drunk. Chief of Police John W. Gardiner will see to it that no rowdyism is indulged in- on Karnival night. His regular and special policemen will be on duty that night and prevent any lawlessness. In speaking of his action in the matter today he said: "Everybody will be allowed to have a good time, but no lawlessness will be allowed. I shall instruct all my men to arrest anyone destroying property or breaking any of the laws. No one shall be allowed to tear the costumes of the people who are parading, and all fights will be stopped and all parties engaging therein will be arrested. I Intend to let everyone have the best time he ever had in his life but nothing must be carried to extremes." ELECTRICAL ORNAMENTS. Many Magnificent Displays by Busi ness Firms to be Made. A large number of the business men will not only decorate their stores with paper, cloth, foliage and flowers for the Fall Festival, but will also have ex tensive decorations in the matter of electric lights. The main light feature of the general committee will be the big arch at the east entrance of the state house grounds, on which will be the words, "Welcome, G. A. R." in red, white and blue lights. The Edison company will itself put up an immense electric banner on West Eighth street near Van Buren street that will be seen for miles. It will bear the words "Edison Co., Light and Power," done in incandescent lights with letters three feet high. It will be built on wire netting and will look as if it stood in the air. Business men who have contracted with the Edison company for light dec orations are: Will Chaffee, who will have his name done in white lights across his store front. The Mills-Adams company will have a canopy with a border of lights. The Furman shoe store will have its big window trimmed with sunxlowers made of electric lights. Greenwald & Co. will have their name in colored lights on the top of their building. Dan Clements Will trim his sign in lights and so will the Hub Clothing company. The Barnum & Co. store will have a window display of 56 lights. J. M. Knight will have his store at 714 Kansas avenue trimmed in front with 36 colored lights. The big tower at the Rock Island gen eral offices will be trimmed with white lights. This is a feature paid lor by the employes of the company. BUREAU OF PUBLIC COMFORT. Direct All Inquiries to "Office Block" 600 Lodging Places Listed. The Bureau of Public Comfort will be opened tomorrow morning in the Office block on East Fifth street just back of the postoflice. W. E. Brubaker will be in direct charge. He has had much experience with that kind of work. City Clerk McFadden will have general su pervision of the bureau and every stranger in the city will be treated courteously; Every question will be answered, no matter how trivial. An important part of this department will be a directory for the people who are not supplied with board and lodg ing. There are 600 places on the lists. There should be 600 more. A place for the entertainment of women visitors has been provided by the Young Women's Christian associa tion at the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium on East Eighth street. A committee from the association will be on duty at all times and the visitors will be taken care of by women who know how to enter tain. BEAUTIFUL NEW FLAG To Float From the Top of the State house Dome. Several school book companies have offered to present the state with a handsome new flag for the dome of the state house, 18x30, and the executive council today accepted the present and ordered a staff put up on the dome on which to fly it- It will float during the Festival. The council also ratified the order of Secretary Edwards and Treasurer Ath erton concerning the reviewing plat form that they ordered put up at the north entrance to the grounds and it will be suitably decorated when fin ished. The council has decided to decorate the state house for the festivities next week. They instructed State Architect Holland to purchase 1,000 yard3 of bunting and flags enough to decorate. The details of the decoration will be left to the architect and work will be gin just as soon as he can perfect his plans. Two additional arc lights will be placed in the corridors to light them and the elevator will be run all next week. The dome will be opened to the public and a man will be stationed up there to prevent accidents and depredations. TON AND A HALF FIREWORKS. Sixteen Men Abreast in the Flambeau Parade. The fireworks which will be used in the parade Thursday night have been ordered, but they will not arrive until Thursday. There are 2,900 pounds of them and they have not been shipped because it would be difficult to find a place to store them. The display will be at least twice as large as any ever seen in Topeka. It will also be the finest ever seen in this part of the west. A detachment will carry colored fire torches and these will be used to light the fire crackers as well as to illuminate the parade. The Democratic and Republican flam beau clubs will meet together at the Republican flambeau headquarters for drill purposes. The intention is to have one of the clubs on either side of the street car tracks on Kansas avenue so that the street will be filled with a blaze of fireworks. The intention is to have the ranks formed of 16 men abreast. TOPEKA CLUB'S PLANS. Club House to be Elaborately Decor ated and Prominent Visitors Invited. The Topeka club house at the corner of Sixth and Harrison streets is to be prettily decorated for Fall Festival week. The work of decorating will be commenced tomorrow and will be in charge of Florist James Hayes. Red, white and blue crepe paper and asparagus will be used in the decora tions, and the front porch and entrance will be brilliantly illuminated with in candescent electric lights of different colors. Festoons of fern will be strung from the roof of the porch to the upper portion of the building. Invitations extending all privileges of the club have been forwarded to 25 of ficers of the regular army at Fort Leavenworth and ten at Fort Riley who will be in this city next week. Each member of the club will also be entitled to issue similar invitations to visiting friends during that week. From the fact that all nights of the week will be occupied with special festival features, no public reception will be tendered the visitors. A Rush for Privileges. The force of men at Camp Miles was increased today to rush the work of putting up tents. It is expected that there will be people on the ground to morrow applying for quarters. There has been a rush for the privileges In the past two or three days, but a pecu liar fact is that there has been but one side show that has bought a privilege. There will be very few fakirs on the camp grounds. Draping the City Hall. The City hall at the corner of Seventh and Kansas avenue is to be well decor ated for Festival week. Flags are to be draped from the cornice to the windows of the third story on the front and north side of the building, and below the third story windows on the front and both the third and second story windows on the side. The front bal cony is to be covered with bunting and decorated with festoons of asparagus fern. To Give the Programmes Away. The Committee of Fifteen is dissatis fied with the official programmes print ed under the direction of the Committee and a meeting is being held this after noon to decide what to do with them. It is proposed to give them away in stead of selling them at ten cents each as was originally intended. To All Who Will Decorate. Parties desiring asparagus to deco rate with during Festival week can ob tain it at 25 cents per bunch by leaving your orders early at 322 East Fifth street, northwest corner of Madison street. A Stand to Hold 2,00O. A Topeka citizen is putting up an im mense grand stand at the southeast corner of Eighth and Jackson streets to view parades from. It will seat 2,000 people. Real Flowers. Mrs. Patrick Walsh will drive a two seated surrey in the Fall Festival flow er parade decorated complete with white lilies and pink carnations. They will be real flowers. APOLOGY FOR THE ROUGHS Yale Paper Scolds the Young Hood lums Who Stopped Bryan's Speech. New Haven, Conn., Sept. 25. The Yale News today has the following ed itorial commenting on the disturbance at the Bryan meeting here yesterday: "The News must deprecate the spirit of 'horse play' this is the light in which the animus must be regarded which prompted the demonstration at yesterday's political meeting. The act ion of Yale men present plainly showed a lack of respect for the dignity of the speaker. As a public man, everything political aside, thoughtful and fair minded consideration will unanimously condemn and regret the exhibition, ir respective of party affiliations." Boy Drowned in the Arkansas. Syracuse, Sept. 25. Thomas Overton, the 18-year-old son of Thompson Over ton, of this city, was drowned here yes terday in the Arkansas river. He was subject to fits and it is supposed that he had crawled under the north ap proach of the bridge where his hat was found and in his helpless condition fell into the river. Weather Indications. Chicago, Sept. 25. For Kansas: Fair tonight with cooler in east portion; Sat urday fair, variable winds. The annual business meeting of the Topeka Athletic association will be held Monday evening, October 4, in their rooms, at 8o'clock Election of officers. W. C. Keichenbach, Secretary. GOMEEARLY. One Delegation Gets to Major McKinley's House Before the Family Has Had Breakfast. M'KOLEY APPEARS IX Jocular Mood and He Talks Briefly. Compliments Indiana From Whence Visitors Came. Canton, O., Sept. 25. Members of the McKinley household had not break fasted when the first delegation arrived this morning. It was from Marion, Ind., occupied a special train of eirht coaches and represented the glaswot k ers of Grant county, Indiana. The in troduction was made by Dr. W. R. Francis. Two bands came with the party. Major McKinley said: My Fellow Citizens of the City of Marion and Grant County, Indiana: I congratulate you upon being first to day. (Laughter.) No other delegation has yet preceded you. (Laughter.) I give you, each and every one of you, warm and cordial welcome to my home. I welcome the Republicans and the cit izens of the Hoosier states the state of that grand old War governor. Oliver P. Morton (Applause), and that splendid president and patriot. Benjamin Harri son. (Great cheering.) You are here this morning, not to honor me person ally, but to honor the cause which you love and which you moan to support; and you mean to support that cause be cause you believe it will insure your own best welfare and the best well being of the country at large. (Ap plause and cries of "That's right.") You believe in that cause because you have tried it. and having tried it, you know you have been more prosperous in your occupations under tiie policy which it represents than you have ever been under any other polit y. (Loud cries of "That's right.") And if any thing was needed to confirm you in your devotion to that policy it could be found in your experience of the last four years. Under no other policy, un der no other principles, have you en joyed that degree of individual and na tional prosperity which for more than thirty years you enjoyed under Repub lican policy and Republican adminis trations (Applause), and you are here this morning to testify anew your de votion to the Republican principles and your deep and abiding interest that they may be successful throughout the country next November. (Cris of "That's right.") You are interested in Indiana just as we are interested here in Ohio.both in agriculture and in man ufacturing. You know something in that great gas belt of what manufac turing means to any community. You know that where there is successful manufacturing there is a prosperous city, there is always prosperous agri culture. (Cries of "That's right, you are right.") The farms about a little manufacturing city ad vance in value and the farm Is en hanced every time you put up a new factory in any community or in any city. You have in your city of Marion, as I recall, an industry which manu factures glass that used to be in the city of Canton. Am I right about that? (Cries of "Yes.") It is a sood industry. Well, now, that fairly illustrates my idea. That used to be, as I said, a Can ton industry. We would very much have preferred to have had it remain here, but it was taken away. "However, it did not go out of our own country. (Great applause.) It It went into a neighboring stale, and therefore benefits the American family American workmen still do the work. We share in your good fortune and prosperity; but we would have f'.lt dif ferently if it had gone on the other side and out of the United States. In a word, we want to do our manufactur ing at home, and if we cannot do it. in Ohio, we are willing to have you do it in Indiana. (Great cheering and cries of "Good, good," and "What's the mat ter with McKinley?") And if we can not do it in Canton, I do not know of any city in Indiana in which I wouid rather have it done than the city of Marion. (Applause.) I am glad to meet you here this morning. We want in this country good homes. good wages, steady employment, a good home mar ket, and then we want to continue the good, sound, round, honest dollars with which to do our business and pay our labor. (Tremendous cheering.) My fellow citizens, I thank you for this morning call and bid you hearty welcome. It will now give me pleasure to meet and greet each one of you per sonally. (Applause and cries of "Hur rah for McKinley.") ZELLA MtOLAUS' HUSBAND Al Ruhman is Sent to Jail in Chicago for Vagrancy. Chicago, Sept. 25. A. L. Ruhman, the husband of Zella Nicolaus was sent to the Bridewell yesterday on a fine of $100. This will keep him behind the bars for 200 days unless the fine is paid. The charge was vagrancy. Ruhnan and his wife have been living at Chi cago hotels and as numerous com plaints have been made of their finan cial methods, the police determined to arrest them. F0RAKERT0 BE IN KANSAS He Will Speak in This State October 9 and lO. Chicago, Sept. 25. It is announced at Republican national headquarters that on account of the demand for Senator Foraker's services he will not be sent to the Pacific coast, such a. trip taking too much time. He will, however, speak in Iowa October 5 and 6, Nebras ka October 7 and 8 and Kansas October 9 and 10. CoL Holliday Asks for Time. A committee consisting of Furman Baker, N. D. McGinley, W. C. Webb, J. J. Hitt and Ed G. Moore waited on Colonel C. K. Holliday this morning and requested that he accept the nomi nation on the fusion ticket for repre sentative in the city district. It was expected that a positive answer wouii be received, but Colonel Hoiltday told the committee that he had not fully made up his mind and asked to br al lowed until next Monday to make a. for mal reply. There is Httle doubht that Colonel Holliday Twin accept tha -iaonk-inatl&n.