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Senator Stewart has at last condoned
the "crime of '73."
The allied armies In -China are show
ing no disposition to wait until Count
von Waldersee frets there.
Since Bourke Cockran's return to the
Democratic fold, the St. Louia Globe
Democrat calls him a hessian.
Down In Emporia they are compelled
to advertise political meetings under
another name in order to Bet a crowd.
Some people appear to think that they
can make the silver Issue do duty In as
many campaigns as did the "bloody
Unole Sam may as well make up his
mind as to how much of China he
wants and in what portion of the terri
tory he wants it. The time for division
teems to have arrived.
Now that Pekin ha3 been taken and
the Imprisoned ministers rescued, the
time seems opportune for again remind
ing the Sultan of Turkey of that unsat
isfied monetary obligation.
The number of capitalless rulers Is
Increasing at a steady rate. The dow
ager empress of China and the emperor
are now in the same class with Aguin
aldo and Oom Paul Kruer.
In view of the repeated assertions
that the war in the Philippines is over,
it seems singular that 4,000 men origi
nally embarked for China should be or
dered to land at Manila instead.
The Ingratitude of politicians Is
again illustrated in the case of Senator
Murphy who has turned against David
B. Hill, the man who brought him to
public notice and made him ail that
he is.
If Andrew Carnegie is to take the
stump for Bryan as has been reported,
no time should be lost by the campaign
managers in arranging a Joint discus
sion of the issues between him and
Mark Hanna.
Akron, Ohio, is outclassed by New
Tork and New Orleans in point of size,
but not in the bloodthirsty vindictive
nesa of its citizens. The mob which
took possession of the town Wednes
day night added Incendiarism to mur
der and the maiming of its innocent
victims. Perhaps we shall hear less in
the future about southern methods of
dealing with public offenders.
It took ten years to ascertain cer
tainly that Omaha had cheated in the
count of her people, but the truth is
out at last. The census returns of 1890
showed a population of 140,452. The re
turns of the twelfth census give the city
but 102,555 people. The great loss is be
ing explained in official circles by the
charge that old hotel registers were
utilized in 1890 for the purpose of swell
ing the total of the enumeration. The
adage "honesty is the best policy" seems
to apply to cities as well as to individu
als. The Washington Post sizes " up the
South African war situation as fol
lows: "We know that that war has been ex
tremely injurious to British prestige;
that a few thousand Africanders of
Dutch and Huguenot descent have com
pelled England to put in the field the
largest army she has ever raised, and
that, after ten months of the best fight
ing of which English troops are capable
the handful of Africander shepherds are
still in the field and Lord Roberts still
calling for reinforcements. Two hun
dred and fifty thousand men, including
the flower of England's chivalry.- are
fitill struggling against 8,000 or 10,000
Boers and, apparently, as far from, a
conclusive success as ever."
Coming from a Democratic source the
following complimentary reference to
President McKinley's Chinese policy
must be regarded as having the merit of
sincerity, at least, and as being unin
fluenced by partisan sentiments. The
Chicago Journal under the caption above
The American solctler has marched
t rom the seacoast to the Chinese capital,
and on the way has fought so fast and
furious that te has produced a list of
"recommendations for gallantry under
heavy fire." He has shot holes in the
wall of Pekin, and shot yellow men off
the top of the wall, and at last accounts
was fighting in the streets of the ancient
Occasionally arises an unreasonable
person to arraign the president in strong
language-for permitting and encouraging
this sort of thing without the advice or
consent of congress. Naturally this
oiritieism does not come from the shrewd
politiean. who appreciates the fact that
the president was never in closer touch
with public opinion in this country than
fee is today.
An executive who would have conven
ed congress to deal with so much of the
Chinese question a3 has developed up to
date would be an executive not worth
having. The shifting phases of the east
ern crisis ha've called for executive Judg
ment and courage only. At such times
the office of the executive attains to ex
traordinary importance. Mr. McKinley
has employed but a small part of the au
thority vested in him, not so much by
constitutional say-so asbypreoedent and
It im possible that President "McKinley
may yet, in the homely phrase, "put his
foot in it." But the uncomfortable fact,
for his political opponents, is that thus
far he has conducted affairs admirably.
It looked like plain sailing announcing
an honest, straightforward policy and
sticking to it. But we do not know how
much hard work there may have been
behind the scenes; how much tact, pa
tience, and perhaps "bluff" may have
been needed at critical times. All we
know is that the position of the United
States in China today is such as to
bring gratification to every American,
and that the present administration de
serves the credit of it. Some other ad
ministration might have done as well;
but that is hardly material on the eve of
an election.
Mr. McKinley has done more for him
self and his party during the past two
months than his slouch-hatted running
mate will be able" to accomplish before
November. It was rather a good joke,
after the Philadelphia convention, to
picture Mr. Roosevelt "carrying" the
head of the ticket. But when the tumult
and the pistol-shooting die, and the cow
boys and the bronchos depart, we per
ceive that if the Republican party is to
win in November, the quiet gentleman in
Washington, who talks platitudes, but
avoids attitudes, will be the carrying
end of the ticket. j
From the Atchison Globe.J
It is a rare man who doesn't do fool
things every day.
On the rare nights In summer when
it is cool enough to sleep, the baby
next door has the colic, and cries.
Whenever we see the picture of a
man's wie on his office desk, we won
der if it is true that tie flirts with his
It is all right for a man with a broken
leg to .accept sympathy, but people
with "something on their minds" are
apt to talk too much.
The girls are wearing such high
pompadours that should one of them
die, the undertaker would have, to add
a foot in measuring for the coffin.
A great deal of time spent foolishly
in courting will be saved in the glorious
days to come, when a man can get a
wife by dropping a nickel in the slot.
It is said that a certain Atchison wo
man is such a good cook that when she
gives a dinner, her women guests pay
her the compliment of loosening their
corsets when they dress to attend.
. An Atchison merchant lately spent
considerable money hanging his show
windows, and now he is mad because a
good many people say the old windows
were handsomer. There is lots of this
sort of thing.
An Atchison woman who isunhappy
admits that she married to gratify her
curiosity. It is a wonder some man in
the penitentiary never gave the same
reason. However, the woman has to
serve until her term is up.
When there is a picnic, or excursion,
or other outing, people insist on going
with members of "their crowd." Then
one says, "Let's go here," while an
other says, "Let's go there." The pleas
ure of the occasion is usually spoilt by
discussions as to what shall be done.
If you know a person who likes your
ways, go with that person, otherwise go
alone. Half the average life is spent
in foolish, useless "arguing."
From the Chicago News.l
Whisky is an accurate senses taker.
Gloves are unsalable when they are
kept on hand.
A man is made either great or small
by his own will.
Close quarters are to be found In a
stingy man's dollar.
A policeman's club contains enough
lumber to floor a man.
Children and fools are very apt to
seize upon unanswerable arguments.
The average politician will promise
anything one minute and forget It the
When women cry it gives them time
to think of some other excuse besides
When a man's temperature reaches
the limit he is either hot-headed or has
cold feet.
It is useless to argue with some people,
but lawbreakers axe always open to
It must be a consolation to the poor
bride to know that she at least wasn't
married for her money.
If wives didn't insist on their hus
bands working the lawn mower overtime
there might be a few grass widows.
A girl should learn to bake bread be
fore she learns to paint. It is better to
tickle the palate than to tickle the
From the Philadelphia Record. .
Many a man who invests money on a
straight tip takes straight to the tipple.
, "If I had been bora with a golden
spoon," declared the pessimist, "It
would have choked me."
"There was a time when I thought he
showed traces of genius." "Yes; but he's
jumped over the traces."
"O! we'll have to use yesterday's
bread for this morning's breakfast," ex
claimed a little Tioga girl. "I forgot to
say my prayers last night and ask for
our daily supply."
Mrs. TTpplait "We had baby's picture
taken today, and I'm sure it'll be Just
as lifelike as it can be." Mr. Uppiait
"Ah! then there was a phonographic at
tachment to the camera."
Small Beggar "Please, ma'am. I "
Kind Old Lady "Here's a nickel. Now
don't buy cigarettes with it." Small
Beggar "Sure not. I'll save it till I git
anudder, an' den I'll rush de can."
"We had quite a thrilling rescue here
yesterday," said the first seashore so
journer, "but I don't ee anything in
the papers about it." "O! there was
nothing interesting about that," replied
the other; "the woman was rescued by
her own husband."
"This is a fake," exclaimed the young
man, tossing a small object upon the
counter; "I bought it here yesterday."
"A stick of shaving soap," exclaimed
the druggist, recognizing it. "Ha! but
you sold it as a 'shaving stick,' and it
didn't remove a single hair."
"I'm mightier than too sword," once
The pen Very haughtily.
"Suppose you are," the blue pencil re
plied: "You aren't a marker to me."
Patchen Lowers Track Record.
Middletown, N. Y., Aug.24. Joe Patch
en lowered the track record of 2:06 made
by Joe Gentry over the half mile track
at Goshen two yeara ago. Patcben'a time
waa S:06.
Fort Scott Woman Causes Ar
rest of Her Daughter,
Charged Her With Stealing a
' Deed to Some Land.
A Wichita Young Gir; Dons Boys
She Leaves Home and No Trace
of Her Going
Fort Scott, Aug. 24. Miss Nancy May,
a well known young lady school teacher
of this county, who lives with her moth
er on South Scott avenue, and Prof. Jas.
Matthews, a handsome young man who
has just been employed as principal of
the Hiattville school, were arrested at
noon today by Sheriff Brooks upon com
plaint of Misa May's aged mother, who
charges them with having stolen a deed
to a 40 acre tract of land near Clarks
burg, and placed it on file at the re
corder's office. Miss May taught the
Bell school near Clarksburg last year
and was this year engaged to teach at
Barnesville. She and Prof. Matthews
are cousins, but Mrs. May, so the offi
cers say, professes to believe that they
contemplate getting married. The
charge is a felony, and their hearings
are set for next Monday morning in
city court. Meantime they are out on
Mrs. May, a long time ago, executed a
deed to the 40 acres in favor of her
daughter, the defendant, but says it
was not to be delivered until her death,
the condition being that the daughter
was to care for her until that time. They
then lived on a farm near Clarksburg.
Last spring they moved to this city.
It is claimed by Miss May that the
deed was delivered to her and that the
property belongs to her. Prof. Matthews
claims he had no interest further than
to help his cousin in the matter. Mrs.
May says the deed was to have been
delivered to Miss Nancy upon certain
conditions which have been violated and
that therefore the deed is void.
Young 'Wichita Girl Suddenly Leaves
Her Homo.
Wichita, Aug. 24. Mabel Lenin, a girl
of sixteen, tiring of the restraints of
home life, last Friday donned a suit of
boy's clothes and disappeared. She has
not since been seen and no trace has
been obtained of her, although the police
have been working on the case for sev
eral days.
Her parents at first thought that the
girl had simply run away to the home
of some of her girl friends. When she
did not return the next day they became
greatly worried and instituted a regular
search for her. In spite of all their ef
forts they could learn-nothing of her
French Convoy to the Sahara "Will
Not Recruit in Kansas.
Fort Scott, Aug. 24. Since the publi
cation last week of the letter of Anson
B. Ingels to Capt. W. A. Green of this
city, who is now in the Philippines offer
ing him the captaincy of a company of
the convoy which is to accompany a
French expedition into the Sahara desert
a number of Fort Seott boys have ex
pressed a desir to enlist in the convoy.
Some of them have corresponded with
Mr. Ingels who is to command it, and he
has written Will Blatchley regarding the
applications. Mr. Blatchley today is
sued the following card relative to the
"To the Members of Company F, Twen
tieth Kansas Infantry, U. S. 'V.
"Mr. Anson B. Ingels. of Larned, Kan.,
has requested me to say to the ex-members
of company F and others who may
be concerned, that he will not enlist any
one in America for his proposed expedi
tion into the Sahara; all enlistments be
inb made in Algiers, and only the officers
being obtained in this country from
practical military men of experience."
Evangelist Compelled to Flee and
Sleeting Broken Up.
Abilene, Aug. 24. The Firebrands'
meeting, which has been going on near
Moonlight for the past two weeks, was
broken up last night by the people who
live in the vicinity. The evangelist was
compelled to flee for safety.
The "Firebrands" assail every other
religion. They have a membership in
this county of about twenty-five. They
claim to be absolutely sanctified. Aside
from their religious fanaticism they are,
as a rule, good, honest farmers.
Hutchinson City Council Passes Heavy
Ordinance Against Them.
Hutchinson, Kan., Aug. 24. The city
council has passed an ordinance that hits
the telegraph, telephone and express com
panies that do business here a hard lick.
The new ordinance puts a tax of $2 a
month per instrument used in the trans
mission of messages. The ordinance is
broad enough to catch all the call boxes
of the American District Telegraph com
pany, which as a part of the Western
tlnion, has over 150 boxes in this city. The
telephone companies are taxed 20 per cent
of the gross receipts. The express com
panies are taxed JS-33 per month for each
line entering the city over which the
companies do business. If the ordinance
is held good it will cost the Bell Telephone
company $1.0u0 per year. The express
companies would have to put up $300
apiece and the telegraph companies would
pay about $JO0 per year.
Phillips County Negroes Hold a Pic
nic at Hall's Grove.
Phillipsburg, Aug. 24. The colored
people of this county held their annual
picnic at Hall's grove, near Speed, to
commemorate the emancipation. There
was a very large attendance.
Paul Jones of Topeka was the princi
pal orator, and he held the attention of
the large crowd for about an hour with
an eloquent address. Local speakers took
up a portion of the time, and W. A.
Reeder closed the exercises with a very
interesting and able talk.
Railroads Will Not Give Satisfactory
Rates to Fort Scott.
Fort Scott, Aug. 24. At a final meet
ing of the executive committee of the
Southeast Kansas Log Rolling associa
tion in this city last evening the annual
log rolling which would have drawn 10,
000 people here next Wednesday was de
clared off because all the railroads run
ning into town combined and refused to
make a popular rate or to run excursion
- The railroads have persistently re--sed
to yield. They insist that they
will make no more popular rates for any
town and this will end log rollings, which
have come to be so popular fetes.
Entire Family is Made Seriously 111 at
Independence, Kas Aug. 24. Mr. A.
Todd, a carpenter, with his wife and
two children, were poisoned yesterday
by eating ice cream, Mr. and Mrs, Todd
were quite ill for a few hours, but are
now considered out of danger. The
children, however, are still seriously ilL
The poisoning waa due to some old va
nilla extract used in making the ice
Goodland Kan Gets $2,000 for Kill
ing Train Robbers.
Goodland, Aug. 24. O. H. Swingley or
Omaha, adjuster for the Union Pacific
Railway company, was here yesterday
settling claims regarding the capture
of the Union Pacific train robbers. The
reward of $2,000 Was paid to Sheriff
Walker, J. B. Riggs and George Cullms.
Mr. Riggs received the largest portion.
The adjuster allowed Mr. Bartholomew
$1,100 for the burning of his house. Other
claims that the adjuster settled brings
the amount up to about $3,500.
Disease Attacks Horses at Mollne
With Fatal Results.
Moline, Kas., Aug. 24. The "pinkeye"
has broken out here among the horses,
and much apprehension is felt among
the farmers in consequence. Chas.
Spray, the ice dealer, lost one of his
ice wagon horses. E. L. Knowles, the
liveryman, tias three sick horses sim
lliarly affected, as has also Will Dus
bin. There are nuhierous reports of
horses being affected the same way in
other places.
The Dunn Furniture Company Turns
Its Stock Over to Creditors.
Ottawa, Aug. 24. A big chattel mort
gage was filed today with the register of
deeds. The total amount of the mort
gage is $5,027.29. It waa executed by the
Dunn Furniture company of this city, in
favor of Its creditors.
Attorney W. S. Jenks is the attorney
for the creditors, who number 20 and are
located in about as many different cities.
Among the creditors is the Bank of Ot
tawa to the amount of $1,500.
Notes From Jewell City.
Jewell City, Aug. 24. The hail storm
the other evening did much, damaga
about two and a half miles east of town.
B. F. Wallace's new house will have to
be entirely reshingled, not a whole shin
gle left on the roof. A chicken had its
head split open by a hail stone. Wal
lace's loss is covered by insurance. In
the locality south the hail finished up
the com and fruit crop. Hail size of
Prof. H. H. Gerardy, principal of city
school last two years here, goes to Smith
Center. He lost his position by failing
to send in his acceptance on the date
specified by the board. He is an excel
lent instructor. Prof. Doan succeeds
A mammoth barn has just been com
pleted by J. A. Dawdy. It will accom
modate hundreds of tons of hay, 30,000
bushels of grain, 100 head of horses and
cattle without crowding. The biggest
barn in the county.
There are four rural mail routes now
successfully operates in Jewell county,
and some more in contemplation. Barf
Oak, Mankato, Jewell City, Randall and
Ionia are all in telephone connection,
and many private houses on the line In
the country.
Next Y-ar at Hiawatha.
Troy, Aug. 21. The district conven
tion" of the Ep worth league closed yes
terday. The next convention will be
held in Hiawatha, June, 1901. Officers
elected are as follows: President, Miss
Nellie Wenner, Holton; first vice presi
dent, J. C. Hardin, Hiawatha; second
vice president. Miss Adda Myers, Troy;
third vice president, Mrs. Smith, Wet
more; fourth vice president, Miss Gala
Boxell, Oneida; secretary, Miss Carrie
Peck, Holton; treasurer. Miss May Mc
Allister, White Cloud; Junior superin
tendent, Mrs. Magee, Seneca; board of
control. Rev. Mr. W. H. Zimmerman,
Lawrence; Homer Wark, Reserve; Alex
ander Bennett, Goffs.
Asks Judgment for Malicious
Arrest for Selling Liquor.
Herman A. Klauer this afternoon
brought suit in the district court against
Mayor Chas. J. Drew and Chief of Po
lice Ramsey for $10,000 for damages
claimed to have been caused by his ar
rest on the charge of selling liquor.
Klauer operates a cigar manufactory
and store on Kansas avenue between
Fifth and Sixth streets. His brother
has been arrested several times on the
charge of running a Joint in the rear
part of the same building. The petition
in the damage suit is as follows: "Said
defendants, wrongfully, unlawfully and
maliciously conspired together for the
purpose of injuring said plaintiff in his
business and to break up his said busi
ness and bring him into pub
lic disgrace and to cause it
to be believed that said plaintiff
had been guilty of an offense, and with
out any reasonable and probable cause
filed with the police Judge of the city
of Topeka a certain false, malicious
and defamatory complaint charging
said plaintiff with selling intoxicating
liquors at his place of business and
caused to be issued a warrant for this
plaintiff's arrest and the search of his
premises on the 24th day of July, 1900,
and took and caused him to be taken
through the streets in the custody of
the police and to be imprisonedin the
city JaiL
"Wherefore plaintiff praya Judgment
against said defendants for his damage
in the cum of $10,000."
Missouri Pacific Engine Strikes a
Wagon Near Effingham.
Effingham, Kan., Aug. 24. A Missouri
Pacific passenger train struck a wagon
one mile west of here today, killing two
of the occupants. Alma and Closter Tay
lor, sisters, and seriously injuring Mrs.
John Black.
Does Considerable Damage to Fruit in
Leavenworth County.
Leavenworth. Kas.. Aug. 24. A wind,
rain and electric storm this morning de
stroyed most of the apple and peach
crop in the southern part of the county.
A house belonging to the Sisters of
Charity was turned on its foundation
and several small buildings at the Sol
diers' home wera blown, down and tree
uprooted. "
$1.50 and $2
at .
Tomorrow, Spring Suits One-Third Off.
Tomorrow, $1.00 Negligee Shirts at 49 cts.
Tomorrow, AH Summer Underwear One-Third Off.
Populist Chairman Says Bryan Crowd
Was Large.
The general opinion expressed irt To
peka concerning the Bryan notification
meeting is that it was not the success, in
point of attendance, that was anticipa
ted. This is not the view held by the
Populists who, according to Chairman
Ridgely, are well pleased with the re
sult. Mr. Ridgely said to a State Jour
nal reporter this afternoon:
"The attendance was fully up to our
expectations. The programme waa car-J
off pleasantly. In my opinion the meet
ing was a grand success."
"How many people do you think came
in on the trains" asked the reporter.
"Five thousand at least," was Mi".
Ridgely's reply. "I did not go to the
depots, but I believe that at the very
lowest estimate, there were 6,000 visi
tors." he said.
"What is your estimate of the crowd
at the exercises" was asked.
"I did not make an estimate of the
crowd," was the reply of the chairman.
"I have been told by men who were
careful in making an estimate that there
were 10,00 or 12,000 people there. That
is the opinion expressed by others but
confess that I was so absorbed in the
proceedings that I made 00 attempt to
estimate the crowd.
"The meeting yesteradyaf ternoon'sald
Mr. Ridgely, "was a grand success. The
one last night was beyond our expecta
tions. The crowd was immense last
night." -
Chaffee's Army May Stay There
All Winter.
Washington, Aug. 24. Th question of
the withdrawal of the United States
forces from Pekin to Tien Tsin or Taku
has been seriously considered by the
president and his advisers. A great
deal of pressure has been brought to
bear upon the -administration to take
this step, but after mature deliberation
it has been determined that the nego
tiations for the settlement of questions
growing out of the disturbances In
China must take place in the Chinese
capital, and that while these negotia
tions are pending and until they are
completed it will be necessary for the
United States forces to remain in the
Chinese eapital. While it is recognized
that a withdrawal of the forces from
Pekin might be hailed with satisfac
tion in this country, it is said that
the moral effect in China and upon the
Chinese would be bad, and would be in
terpreted by the Chinese as a retreat.
Plans are being made to furnish the
United States troops in Pekin with sup
plies. The department has ascertained
that the Taku port will be open until
November 15, and before that time it is
expected that most of the supplies can
be shipped to Taku. The railway be
tween Taku and Tien Tsin is in good
condition, but some estimate that it
will take nearly three months to repair
the railway between Tien Tsin and
Pekin. Meanwhile the Pel Ho and the
canal can be utilized for transportation
until the river freezes. The commis
sary and medical stores which were
shipped on the transport Meade and
destined for China have been ordered
to be unloaded at Nagasaki and sent
to Taku on the transport Indiana. Dis
patches were received from General
Chaffee today, but only those giving
casualty lists were made public.
Admiral Remey advised the navy de
partment that the Taku cable was
working. The state department re
ceived the following cablegram from
Consul Johnson:
"Amoy, Aug. 24. Mob burned? Jap
anese temple this morning; marines
is Tnneful as a Violin
And as full of tune as a church
organ. That's the sort of music
one gets from a good piano, and
good pianos are the only kind we
sell. . Please call and try them.
You will not be bothered to death
with canvassers from our estab
lishment. REMEMBER
and Musical Entertainment on
631 Kansas Avenue
landed to protect Japanese officials. Re
storing order. JOHNSON."
The state department's dispatch from
Consul Johnson at Amoy that marines,
presumably Japanese, had landed there,
may cause a diversion to that section
similar to the recent affair at Shanghai.
The Japanese legation here has not been
advised of the actual landing of marines
there, but it is said that the Japanese
consul at Amoy a short time ago ap
plied to the government for warships to
guard against any emergency which
might arise. In response to the request
two Japanese ships were dispatched to
Amoy and it is understood here that they
are now at that point. They have on
board a considerable number of marines,
suitable for a landing party.
A Japanese landing at Amoy has more
than usual significance from the fact
that Amoy is' within what is known as
the "Japanese sphere of influence." Thi3
"sphere" is said by officials to be sim
ilar to that under which Great Britain
exercise an influence in the Yang Tse
valley. The province of Fu Kien, the
principal being Amoy and Fu Chow. As
a "sphere" it is chiefly important to
Japan, as it lies opposite to the island
of Formosa, which Japan took from
China as the result of their late war.
Han Found With Empty Morphine
Package by His Side.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 24. A man sup
posed to be James S. Love, of Chicago,
was found in a dying condition today
in a box car in this city. By his side
lay a paper labeled morphine. At the
city hospital where he was taken. Dr.
Nietert stated that the man could
hardly recover. In one of the man's
inside pockets was found a letter ad
dressed to James S. Love, Belleville,
111. The letter had been written by Mrs.
Emma Love, 98 Newbury street, Chi
cago, and was to her husband. She
expressed surprise that he had lost his
position. The man is apparently a me
chanic, about 40 years of age.
Comxnedian Now in Topeka to Have
Own Company.
Jules Kusell, the good natured looking
and able member of the Falk & Veronee
Stock company, who does refined com
edy parts and sings illustrated songs,
is organizing a repertoire company of
his own. He will soon leave the com
pany now in Topeka to go at the head
of the Kusell-Geib Dramatic company,
as his organization will be known.
Mr. Kusell will have associated with
him Mr. John A. West, the monologue
comedian of the Falk & Veronee com
pany; Sam Morris, Miss Ceceille Geib,
Adelaide Mancla and several others. Mr.
West will manage the stage for the com
pany, and in addition to his monologue
sketches will create a new specialty un
der the title of "A Brownie in Fairy
land." The Kusell company will travel in a
special car and will carry much spe
cial scenery and effects. A good list of
attractions will be secured, and the
move promises to result in one of the
best repertoire companies on the road.
The new organization -will be seen in
Topeka later in the season.
Miss Lillian Mortimer to Be Married
to Proprietor...
Manager Veronee, of the Falk & Ver
onee stock company now playing at the
Crawford theater, and Miss Lillian
Mortimer, leading lady, are to be mar
ried. The marriage will take place in
Lincoln, where the company will be
shortly. '
Miss Mortimer has been associated
with the Hopkins stock - company in
Chicago, playing leads, for a number
of years. Her ability entitles her to
work of a much superior order than
she is doing at present. Mr. Veronee
has also been associated with the Hop
kins theater in Chicago, in a business
way, and has been attentive to Miss
Mortimer for some time. .
Paesident of Mexican Central to Join
Commercial Club.
A. A. Robin9on, president of the Mex
ican Central railroad, has made appli
cation for membership in the Topeka
Commercial club.
In commenting on the matter he said:
"I have always felt an interest in To
peka, and am glad to hear of any pro
gress made. Topeka should get to the
front, and I would like to be identified
with the Commercial club in helping
build up the city."
Auditorium Meeting.
The Auditorium committee will meet
In the Commercial club rooms tomor
row evening at 7:30 for the purpose of
ordering the posters announcing the
Auditorium opening, arranging for out
side advertising, and the matter of hav
ing programmes printed.
Bucket Shop Case Postponed.
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 24. The in
junction suit of the Chicago board of
trade against five Milwaukee commis-.
sion houses to restrain them from using
the quotations of the Chicago board
of trade on their blackboards, came
up today for argument in the United
States district court. By agreement
of counsel the hearing was postponed
until September 10.
Via "Great Rock Island Koute."
Leaves - Topeka 8:10 p. m.. arriving
Colorado Springs 10:35, Denver 11:00
o'clock next a. m.
Just Received
A fine big lot of Glassware
that was ordered eight months
ago before the formation of the
glassware trust. After the trust
was formed they advanced
prices and did not want to fill
our order at old prices. We
threatened to sue, and they
then decided to fill our orders.
AS A RESULT, we can sell dlass
ware at what It now costs the dealer.
We have good sized Water Pitchers
at 13 each.
Handsome Footed Jelly Dishes at 1 0
Fine assorted shape Fruit Dishes, 150
Assorted shape Pickle Dishes, 5c, lGc
Assorted shape Celery Trays at IQo
and 25c.
7-piece Berry Sets at 25 and 50c.
Large 4-piece Tea Sets at 350 and up.
Berry Saucers, 3 for 10-
Heavy gold decorated Salts and Pep
pers with silver plated tops, 10o ea.
Large line Gold Decorated Pieces at
lOe and 15c.
Everything in Glassware CSSAP.
SPECIAL 7-in Decorated Jardiniere,
with pedestals 8-in. high, both for
25 this is a 50c article.
600 more Framed Yard Pictures at 4g0 each.
Remember, it pays to trade at
618 Kansas Avenue.
Peck, Akron Negro, to Plead Guilty,
and ba Sentenced at Once.
Cleveland, Aug. 24. This afternoon.
Peck, the Akron negro, with Prisonkeeper
Washer, Dr. A. K. Fouser, of Akron, and
Sheriff McConnell, of this city, hurried
out of the Jail and were driven rapidly to
the Union railway station where the pris
oner and the Akron men boarded a train.
It was said to be the Intention to take
the negro to a small town a faw miias
this side of Akron.
It was also said that Akron was the
Prisonkeeper Washer refused to talk
further than to say that Feck would
plead guilty to the charge of criminal as
sault and would be immediately sentenced.
Prosecutor Wanamaker convened the
grand jury at Akron this afternoon and
an indictment waa at once returned
against Peck.
Delegate to National Funeral Direct
ors Association.
L. M. Penwell will attend the meeting ot
the National Funeral Directors' associa
tion which is to be held in Denver Octo
ber 3 and 4.
Mr. Penwell is one of the delegates ap
pointed to represent Kansas at this meet
ing. Besides him I. W. Gill of Wichita,
Joe S. Johnson of Osawatomle and B. F.
Bracken of Beloit are the other delegates.
It is quite likely that other undertakers
will make arrangements to go also. The
party will start from either Kansas City
or Topeka.
Tree Palls Across Street.
A large tree was blown down and
across Lane street by the wind storm
last night. The street commissioner was
notified early this morning and sent a
gang to remove it
Paving Money Arrives.
The money for the first issuing of
paving bonds for this year. $28,300, was
received and paid out to the contractors
today. The amount for the second is
suing will be known tomorrow as this
is the last day on which those who de
sire to pay their assessment in advance
can do so. "
St. Louis' Good Showing.
. Washington, Aug. 84. The population of
St. Louis, according to the count of the
twelfth census Just completed, ia 6V5.2S.
In 1S90 the population of 8t. Louis was
461.770. The increase during the past tea
years waa 123,468. or 27.33 per cent.
' Descriptive literature.
The Frisco line has recently . Issued
for free distribution a number of pam
phlets ' containing carefully selected
photo-engravings of scenery together
with reliable and up-to-date informa
tion concerning the resources aryi great
possibilities of the country traversed by
the Frisco line. Write for a copy of any
of the following publications: "Feath
ers and Fins on the Frisco," "The Top
of the Ozarks," "The Missouri and Ar
kansas Farmer and Fruitman," "Fruit
Farming Along the Frisco," "Oklaho
ma," "The Ozark ITplift," or the "Frisco
Line Magazine." They can be obtained
upon application to W. C. Melville, N.
W. P. A., Kansas City, Mo.
Sleepers and Free Chair Cars
For Passengers From Topeka.
. Pullman standard and tourist sleep
ers and free chair cars will be provided
bv Santa Fe Route for passengers from
Topeka who go to Chicago with G. A. R.
official tram ounaay, August zo. r or
space and tickets apply to T. L. King,
agent, depot.
Mothers endorse it, children like it. oil
folks use it. We 'refer to One Minute
Cough Cure. It will quickly cure all
throat and lung troubles. At all druggist-

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