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TTOPEKA STATE JOUKN"AI.,- TUTJRSDjAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1900. TENNIS TOURNAMENT. CHANGE OF MONEY. "BLACK JACK" CONFESSES. HOW TO ECONOMIZE. OME men economize so closely on the l number of words receiver cannot understand it. This is not sensible economy. Neither is it sensible '''economy to ruin garments of value with cheap , soap or powerful chemicals that eat into the fabric. f True economy uses Ivory Soap in the laundry. ' It is the most of pure soap that can be sold for the money. Chemically it is as innocent as water. Yet it does everything you can ask of a soap. Try it I SEED MORE ASPHALT. Mill Being- Repaired to Keep Up With Demand. The mill --of the Barber Asphalt com pany at tbe foot of Harrison street is being: repaired and improvements made in order that it can keep up with the de mand for material caused by the great amount of repairing being done to the asphalt pavements this summer. The mfll will now turn out ten loads of material a day which is being used as fast fas it can be taken to the streets. In May the company relaid 1,600 square yards it pavement in repairing the streets,, in June 1,700, in July 2,000, in August- 2,500 and during Septembef ex pect to lay nearly 2,000 square yards. The work will be kept up until cold weather. WANTED MINSTRELS. Demand For Right Kind of Men Here in Xopeka. Wanted; 25 blonde and 25 brunette chorus gentlemen for the Auditorium minstrels. "Must be good dressers on and off but do not have to double in brass for street parade." The minstrels travel in their own spec ial carMogenhagengagen and carry their own wonder triple piated brass band but nore singers must be secured. The next meeting will be Friday night at the Mo doc rooms in the Stormont building. The minstrels are expected to be the great est, grandest, most stupendous that ever happened but the talent must turn in and help. CHASE FOR SENATOR. Fusion Forces Hold a Convention at Whiting. The fusion forces of the senatorial dis trict composed of Atchison and Jackson counties held a convention at Whiting yesterday and nominated K. H. Chase, of Hoyt, a Populist, for the place. The nomination was made by accla.- Payne Fined $50. "Bill" Payne, the negro who resisted Officer Frank Hendricks, was before the police court yesterday afternoon and was fined- $50. His brother, George Payne and a white man named Larson, who were also mixed up in the trouble were fined t-0 and $5 respectively. Two wit nesses were introduced by Paynes to prove that they did not interfere with the officer while making an arrest, or did not resist him, but the court did not consider that their testimony helped his case in the least. The "Smoky Row' people will learn to respect the law when it is represented by an officer who can not be blunted or whipped. German Reformed Synod. Philadelphia, Pa, Sept. 6. The first business session of the twenty-sixth an nual meeting of the German Reformed synod of the east was held here today. The synod embraces the churches of Virginia, the District of Columbia, New Tork, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Fifty-seven congregations, having 15,266 communi cants and 10,500 unconfirmed, are repre sented in the synod. Rev. Valentine Rlttig, of Buffalo, was elected, presi dent. Election in Norway. Christiania, Sept. 6. Partial returns of the recent election to the storthing show that the leftists have gained twelve and lost six seats. The leftists thus far iave elected fifty-seven members and the rightists 16. In forty-one districts the elections have not yet been held. AN OLD EDITOR Found $2,000 Worth of Food. W. S. Gilham, editor of the Capitol of South McAlester, I. T., said: "Yes, it is true when I got hold of Grape-Nuts food. It was worth more than a $2,000 doctor bill to me, for it made me a well man. I have gained 25 pounds in weight, my strength has returned tenfold, my brain power has been given back to me, and that is an absolute essential, for I am an editor and have been for 35 years. "My pen shall always be ready to apeak a good word for this powerful nu tritive food, r had of course often read the advertisements regarding Grape Nuts, but never thought to apply the food to my own use, until, in my ex tremity and sickness, the thought came to me that it might fit my case. The statements in regard to food are abso lutely correct, as I have proven in my own case. One very fortunate thin about the food is that while it is the most scientifically made and highly nourishing concentrated food I have ever known, it has so delicious a taste that it Vina and holds friends." - in a telegram that the THESE POLICIES EXEMPT. No War Tax on Fraternal Insurance Certificates. Washington. Sept. 6. The commis sioner of internal revenue some days ago received a letter from the representative of the national fraternal congress, then in session in Boston, inquiring whether or not any decision affecting the taxa tion of policies or certificates issued by fraternal insurance societies had been issued during August last. Since then a large number of inquiries have been received to the same etfect from all parts of the country. To these inquiries the commissioner has replied as follows: "No ruling has been made during August or recently by this office affect ing the taxation of policies or certifi cates of life insurance issued by fra ternal or beneficiary societies, such as the Ancient Order of United Workmen and kindred organizations. "This office has always ruled that such organizations were exempt under the law and does not contemplate imposing any taxation on their policies or certifi cates." MOSS SUCCEEDS PLUMB. Brother of the Late Senator Declines Fusion Honors. George Plumb, of Lyon county, who was a silver man in 1896. was recently nomin ated for representative by the fusionists in a convention at Envporla. Mr. Plumb has declined to accept the nomination, assigning business reasons, but his friends say that it is because he has declared for McKinley. Charles Moss, who has been a member of the lower house, has been placed on the ticket to fill the vacancy caused by Plumb's resignation. ASLEEP IN HIS CAB." Engineer on the C. B. & Q. Has a Wild Side Out of Quincy. Chicago, Sept. 6. A special to the Chronicle from Quincy, 111., says: , A wild engine endangered scores of lives on the passenger trains, and A, J. Arnold, an old engineer, on the Chi cago, Burlington & Quincy railroad, had a thrilling experience. Shortly after midnight, Arnold, who has been pulling one of the fast trains on the road, backed down to the station to meet her on her arrival. The engine was run ning slow, and on reaching the station Fireman Smith jumped off and entered the depot, supposing the locomotive would come to a standstill and wait for the train. When Smith came out of the station he was horrified to see the en gine tearing over the viaduct towards Missouri. The terrified fireman knew that something was wrong and hastened to the train dispatcher's office and gave the alarm. A message was sent to the operator at Moody, seven miles from Quincy, notifying him that there was an engine "running wild" and request ing him to turn it on the siding at Moody and to hold the St. Louis pas senger train north bound, which was then due there. The Moody operator obeyed instruction, barely having time to catch, the St. Louis train, which was switched out of harm's way. In a few minutes the run away engine could be seen coming slowly up the grade, and it "died" of its own efforts in sight of Moody station. Conductor Oglesby, of the St. Louis train, climbed into the cab and found Arnold sitting on the seat in the cab fast asleep, with his head out of the window. Arnold was both surprised and terrified when he realized what had happened. The Chicago train from Kansas City is also due at Moody right after the St. Louis train, and but for the lack of steam and the prompt word sent Moody station, one or both trains might have been wrecked and many lives lost. K. & L. of 8. Officers. The annual election of officers of the Topeka Council No. 2 Knights and La dies of Security was held at the lodge rooms last evening and resulted in the following persons being chosen to fill the offices: President, T. B. Jennings; vice president, Mrs. Hewitt; second vice president, R. C. Jones; prelate, Mrs. Boltz; corresponding secretary, E. A. Allen; financial secretary, J. R. De Bow; treasurer, Mrs. Newcomb; guard, Mrs. Milligan; sentinel, T. D. Humphreys; pianist. Miss Anna Durien; conductor, Mrs. R. I. Palmer: captain of team, R. I. Palmer: trustees, T. H. Bain, T. D. Humphreys and L. Baty. Heretofore it has been the custom to elect officers ev ery six months but this rule was changed at a recent meeting and the above offi cers were elected to hold their offices for a year. The Bravery of Woman Was grandly shown by Mrs. John Dow ling of Butler. Pa., in a three years' strug gle with a malignant stomach trouble that caused distressing attacks of nausea anrl indigestion. All remedies failed to relieve her until she tried Electric Bitters. Af ter taking it two months, she wrote: "I am now wholly cured and can eat any thing. It is truly a grand tonic for the whole system as I gained in weight and feel much stronger since using it." It aids digestion, cures dyspepsia, improves ap petite, gives new life. Only uuc Guar anteed, at ail drug stores. - . Second Day on Dykington Courts at Kansas City. Kansas City, Sept. 6. The end of the second day's play in the Missouri valley championship tennis courts finds the finals in sight and the experts speculat ing on the possible champions. The fight for the championship in singles will be between Frank Eberhardt, the pres ent holder of the title in Kansas, and the winner of the James-Williams match, which is to be played today. Two matches will be played this afternoon, the winners of wbich will play for the championship. It is generally expected that the Eberhardt brothers will win ! this, but not without a fight. At 4 o'clock they meet Dy Kington s stars in aouDies, James and Vaughn. At 5 o'clock Shel den and Wilder will meet Williams and Auld for the privilege of playing in the finals. Eight events were pulled! oft yester day, four of singles and four of doubles, and the play was as brilliant and spirit ed as that which marked the opening day. The feature and the match which aroused the greatest interest and proved to be the most exciting was the meeting of D. L. James and Fred Eberhardt, a player almost equal to hisbrother,Frank, who holds the championship of the Sun flower state in singles. Although Mr. James had been playing some great tennis, it was hardly expected that he would be able to defeat the Kansas star, but the young Yalensian surprised his most ardent admirers and downed his opponent in straight sets. Mr. Eber hardt played his usual strong game, using the terrific drives which charac terize his work, but James was his equal and by wonderful network and volley play vanquished the one member of the team of Kansas champions. With Vaughn as his partner an attempt will be made to vanquish both of them this afternoon. Mr. James has always play ed a brilliant net game, and he did his best work yesterday. The scores were 62, 64. While Price played good tennis, he was no match for Frank Eberhardt, and was easily beaten in two 6-0 sets. The other two matches in singles were not. won without fights. Williams and McBrlde played a spirited contest. The former took the first set. 6-1. but lost tne secona 2-6. The "rubber" was the most excit ing of the match, Williams finally win ning, 6-4, Alden and Hall fought for every point the Lee's Summit player getting the first set. 2-6. but losing the next two. b-4. Three of the four matches in doubles Droved to be of the most exciting kind. The Eberhardt brothers made their ini tial appearance in doubles with Moore and Kimberlin opposing them. The Kan sas champions won in two sets, 6-1, 6-0. They showed great form and played a hard, fast game. The Shelden-C. Wilder and Cravens- Hays match was one of the prettiest of the day. The former Kansas champion and his partner won after three close and exciting sets. The work of Dr. Shel den was the bright feature of this meet ing. He played a hard, accurate game, his back line and net play being such that win championships. Carter Wilder did not do nearly so well, letting many easy balls pass him. He depended too much upon JDr. Shelden. At times Cra vens would do magnificent work, but at other times he was wild and erratic. Hays did well. The lobbing and more ac curate placing of Williams and Auld beat Price and Sharrard. 6-3. 6-4. The contest between Vaughn ana Jsmes and Hall and Graves was a trying ore which taxed the endurance of both parties. The Dykington stars finally won, due to their superior net play, 6-3, 7-5. Schedule for today Singles: 10 A. M. Williams and James. Win ner will play Frank Eberhardt for the championship in singles. 11 A. M. , consolation Webb Wilder will play Dr. Frank Shelden. Winner will play at finals for consolation prize. 4 P. M. Moore will play Jones. 5 P. M. Winner of Moore-Jones match will play Sharrard. Winner of this match will play winner of Shelden-Wil-der match for the consolation prize. Doubles 4 P. M. Vaughn and James will play the Eberhardt brothers. 5 P. M. Wilder and Shelden will play William and Auld. Winners of this match will play the winners of Vaughn James and Eberhardt brothers match for the championship in doubles. Consolation 11 A. M. Jones and McBrlde will play Hall and Graves. 5:30 P. M. Moore and Kimberlin will play Sharrard and Price. Winners of these matches will play for consolation prize. BENT ON A STRIKE. Trouble in Pennsylvania Mines is As sured. Wilkesbarre. Pa.. Sent. 6. Tho of the Wyoming valley are anxiously waiting news from Indianapolis. The majority of the underground workers have come to the conclusion that a strike will be ordered and that when the order is given the mines will be prompt ly shut down. The operators here do not look for a compromise of any kind. They say the men are bent on a strike and they might just as well have it out. The coal companies have formulated no programme as to what course they will pursue in case a strike should be de clared. COSTLY COLLISION. Two U. S. Torpedo Boats Damaged Several Thousand Dollars' Worth. New York, Sept. 6 The torpedo boat Dahlgreen while backing out of her slip yesterday, collided with the torpedo boat Gwin, according to a dispatch to tha Times from Newport, R. I. The Gwin was so much damaged that it will be necessary to send her to the Brooklyn navy yard for repairs, which may .cost several thousand dollars. It is said the Dahlgren's reversing gear failed to work when it should have done so. New Volcano in Mexico. Chicago, Sept. 6. A special to the Rec ord from Guadalajara, Mex., says: A new volcano has broken about thirty miles southeast of the old Colima vol cano. The new volcano made its appear ance suddenly and without warning. The natives living near the base of the mountain, as it is called, were much alarmed at first and fled from their homes, but as prospects of danger pass ed they returned to their homes. The volcano is small and local scientists pre dict that it will soon disappear." A Temporary Strike. Middlesboro, Ky., Sept. 6. All the mines in this district will .shut down to day, the miners' union having ordered the men out until the 10th of the month, the date for a conference to be held, when an agreement will probably be reached and a scale fixed for the com ing year. About 300 men in this dis trict will stop work pending the settle ment. Five companies in the Coal creek Jellico district have signed the agree ment. The Pineville Coal company signed yesterday, and these mines will run. Tracey Defeats Jost. Portland, Ore., Sept. 6. Tom Tracey of Australia was awarded the decision over Charles Jost, welterweight cham pion of Oregon, in the second round last night. The bout was to go twenty rounds. . '-.". It Has Been Nearly Completed in Porto Bice. New York, Sept. 6. The transport McClellan, which arrived last night from Porto Rico, brought 179,000 pesos in Porto Rican silver. The coin was in charge of Capt. William Weigel, Elev enth U. S. A. Infantry, and a detail of six men. It was turned over to an ex press company to take to the Philadel phia mint, where it will be recoined. A conservative estimate places the amount of unredeemed Porto Rico silver still in circulation on the island at about $500,000. This coin is steadily coming In through the various bank agencies and it is safe to say that in about six weeks or two months at most but little of the old circulating medium will remain on the Island. In the larger coast towns such as San Juan, Ponce and Mayaguez, where the government has established direct exchange, the provincial coin is exceedingly scarce, be ing entirely replaced by American gold, bills and silver, but in the small, iso lated interior towns the new medium is almost unknown. The Spanish bank at San Juan up to date has put out about $500,000 in paper which, although more or less "wild cat," la readily accepted, and fast getting into circulation. . When the first time limit expired on August 1 it was found that but little over half of the Porto Rican coin had been redeemed. The smaller merchants refused to accept the debased currency, and prices doubled and business re mained at a standstill for several weeks. Competition and the law of supply and demand has steadily brought about a readjustment, and prices have now, it is said, reached the normal conditions. Besides a full list of passengers from Porto Rico and Cuba, the McClellan brought company I. First infantry. Cap tain Carrington, which is en route to Fort Leavenworth. Kas. George H. Davis and the Misses Da vis, family of the commanding general of the department of Porto Rico, were also among the passengers. Maior Shame, who has been Judge advocate of the department of Porto Rico since the occupation of the Island also came on the transport. He is on a four months' leave. It is probable that Maior Shame will be sent to Hawaii when his leave expires. In conversation with an Associated Press representative he snoke in the highest terms of Porto Rico and predicted a brilliant future for the island. "I have been in nearly every port and cltv in the United States." said he, "but I had much rather live in Porto Rico than any other place 1 nave naa tne pleasure to visit. The climate is all one could wish for." Major Sharpe says that the reorgani zation of the judicial system will bring about a startling change. "There is a good deal of work to be done there along that line and the commission to revise the laws will have no time to spare to turn in their report by April 1," said he. "The civil code in force is admirably adapted for existing conditions and should, in my opinion, be allowed to stand to a considerable extent, but the system of procedure is entirely imprac tical and should be abolished as soon as legislation can do it. The whole system is crude and generations behind the times." When asked concerning the future government of the island under the For aker law the 'major said he could make no prediction in that direction. "That is a question which can only be answered as it works itself, out," he said. "I will say, though, that, I do not believe the up per and lower, house system will be a success. The lower house, which will be composed of 35 members elected direct ly by the people, will probably prove a failure. That depends though on which political party carries the elections.There are about 50,000 eligible voters on the isl and. At the elections last spring the federals carried the island by a major ity of about six thousand. If that party controls the lower house and occupies the speaker's chair, it will be in a posi tion to dictate to the upper house and to the governor himself. Tbe other party, the Republicans, are pro-administration in every way, or at least purport to be, and are in favor of the introduction of American institutions. The Federals are anti-American in their sentiments to a surprising extent and seem opposed to things American on general principles. They want to see all the offices - and clerkships filled by men from their party and it is a galling sight to them to see so many lucrative positions held by the continentals, or Americans. "I am very anxious to see how the legislature works out. I will not be sur prised if it deadlocks at its first session and accomplishes nothing. If such should be the case congress would have to pass a new bill, and it is probable that the lower house would be abolished. A government by a governor and his cabinet of the six heads of departments would be an admirable institution." BOERS DEFIANT. Annexation Proclamation Pro duces Renewed Actiyity. New York, Sept. 6. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: As if in defiance of the annexation proclamation, the Boer resistance is as suming fresh activity in various quar ters. General Butler's column has been fighting continuously since August 21 and now finds its progress blocked by Botha among the Lydenburg mountains in a position which is described aa stronger than Vaal Krantz or Laing's Nek. The fighting-on Sunday and Mon day made no impression on Botha's force, which probably will be able to hold out against a frontal attack. Bu't Lord Roberts hopes to turn them out by a flank movement, according to some newspaper correspondents. This will be the last stand of the Transvaal Boers, who will not retreat further northward owing to the hostility of the natives. It is curious that General Roberts' re cent dispatches contain no reference to fighting in the Orange River colony, which has been serious. Ladybrand, w-ith its garrison of 150 men, has been besieged by a strong force of Boers and has made a desperate and probably suc cessful resistance. According to a Reu- ter s telegram yesterday the siege has been raised by the Boers. A commando has also appeared at Thaba N'Chu, near the Blotmfontein waterworks, the scene of one of the most successful exploits of the burghers in the spring. A British force under Bruce Hamilton hastily left Bloemfontein on Saturday, and there was an engagement near the waterworks on Sunday in the central Free State. Boers, supposed to be under De Wet. have raided the railway in two places and captured a train of trucks carry ing supplies and stores. The progressive nations of the world are the great food consuming nations. Good food well digested gives strength. If y;u can not digest all you eat, you need Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. It digests what you eat. You need not diet yourself. It will even digest all classes of food In a bottle. No other preparation will do this. It instant ly relieves ana qutcKiy cures an stomacn troubles. At all drug stores. . Train Bobber Acknowledges a Num ber of Incidents. . Clayton, N. M., Sept. 6. The trial of Thomas Ketchum, known as "Black Jack," charged with train robbery, was begun today in the territorial court be fore Chief Justice Mills. Ketchum has confessed that his band held up the Col orado & Southern passenger train al Folsom, N. M., September 3, 1897, and July 11, 1899, each time blowing open and rifling the express safe. A few days af ter the second robbery, Samuel Ketchum received a wound, from which he died, in a fight with a sheriff's posse. Sheriff Farr, of Walsenburg, Col., and a resident of Cimarron, N. M., were kill ed in the fight with the robbers. On the night of August 16, Tom Ketch um, single handed, held up the same train at almost the identical spot of the two former robberies. Mail Clerk Bart lett was shot by Ketchum. Conductor Harrington shot Ketchum in the right arm and he was captured next day. THAT LOW ANIMAL, MAN. From the Humane Review. Instead of the highest, man is in some respects the lowest of the animal king dom. Man is the most unchaste, the most drunken, the most egotistic, the most mis erly, thejnost hypocritical, and the most atrocious of living creatures. No animal, except man, kills for the mere sake of killing. For one being to take the life of another for purposes of selfish utility is bad enough, conscience knows. But the indiscriminate massacre of defenseless victims by armed and organized packs, just for pastime, is beyond characteriza tion. The human species is the only spe cies of animals that plunge to such depths of atrocity. Even vipers and hyenas do not kill for recreation. No animal, except man, habitually seeks wealth purely out of an insane impulse to accumulate. And no animal, except man, gloats over ac cumulations that are of no nossible us to him, that are an injury and an abomi nation, and in whose acquisition he has committed irreparable crimes upon others. There are no millionaires no professional, legalized, lifelong kleptomaniacs among the birds and quadrupeds. "No animal ex cept man spends so large a part of his energies striving for superloritv not su periority in usefulness, but that superior ity which consists in simply getting on the heads of one's fellows to crow. And no animal practices common, ordinary mor ality to the beings of the world in which he lives so little, compared with . the amount ne preacnes it, as man. MAY TEST THE LAW. Talk of Bringing Suit to Determine Validity of Tax Sales. There is talk that suit will be brought against tne county on account of the action of the county commissioners in ordering the delinquent tax lands sold to the county. The suit if brought will probably be pushed by individuals, as one of the heaviest investors in tax certificates said today that investors cared very lit tle ror tax investments, as there is very little money to be made at it. Many of the counties of the state have adopted the law without testing It in the courts. The idea among the loan agents is that the law is good. At the Old Church of Kilbroney, From the Gentleman's Magazine. The church itself is a ruin; there are mellow " turfed graves in its very aisle, But the number of its tombstones is really extraordinary, and our loquacious old sex ton will tell tales about the sleepers as long as you please to listen to him. These do not all strike one as sensible. Not that it matters; he has so seducing and suave a tongue. I inform him, for example, with doubted taste, that I wish to order a grave for myself in the peaceful place. "What, for yourself!" cries he. "Divll a bit. So fine a man won't be wanting one these forty or fifty years. I do hope." It is more or less plain, by his eyes, that tnis nattery comes as easy to him as plucking clover heads. But to trv him again I tell him my age in answer to his polite inquiry. "What!" he exclaims, with uplifted hands. "Your honor's laughing at me. Sure and there's divll a woman in the counthry'd take you for more than five years less." Was this not the very refinement of Diarney.' And when the excellent old fel low, in the course of a homily on giants. as we stand by the eight-foot grave mound over poor .fat Murphy, maKes It plain to me that I am of the right height for a long life (Pat being 8 feet 1 inch, died at thirty-two,) and that all the virtues es sential tor felicity are writ in text-hand on my countenance, he convinces me that such pleasant lies are cheaply bought for a mere sixpence or a smiling. Peace be to this typical Irish keeper of tne dead, as lor .fat Murphy, there is no doubt of his enormity while he. lived. He was born here in 1834 and died at Marseilles, where he was being exhibited in 1X62. mere are tostrevor people liv ing who can tell of the astonishment he caused them by his increasing length as a youth; also of his kind heart and love of children. He lies under a very hand some granite cross, for which his Rostre- vor irienos suDscriDea. BURLINGTON ROUTE. New Through Train to Portland and Puget Sound. "The Burlington-Northern Pacific Ex press," a new dally through train from Grand Island for Northwest Ne braska, Black Hills, Wyoming, Mon tana, Washington, Tacoma, Seattle, Puget Souna and Portland, Oregon, via Billings. Montana tee short line and time saver to the Upper Northwest. To Central Montana in 34 hours; to the Puget Sound in 61 hours from the Mis souri river. Through coaches and chair cars, through tourist sleepers, through dining car service and ataiard sleep ers. This is the main travelju road Mis souri river to the Northwest. Number 15, Kansas City and St. Joseph to Nebraska, Denver, Colorado, Utah, Pacific Coast and the Northwest, Montana, Washington, Oregon, via Lin coln and Billings. Weekly California excursions. Number 28, "Nebraska-Colorado Ex press," from Hastings for Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, and Pacific Coast. To the East: Chicago and St. Louis, greatly improved trains in time and equipment. To the North: Best trains daily to Omaha. St. Paut, Minneapolis and the Lake region, J. C. BRAMHALL, T. P. A., 823 Main St.. Kansas City, Mo. L. W. WAKELEY, Gen'l Passenger Agent, St. Louis, Ma $2.35 St. Joe, Mo., and Return Via "The Rock Island Bouts. " Tickets on sale September 2 to 8, in clusive, limited for return September 10. w EW CRAWFORD THEATER. MONDAY, Sept. 10. HOYT'S HAPPIEST HIT A DAY and A NIGHT. An Appetizing Dish of Merriment Prices fi.oo, 75c, 50c, 35c and 35c I A 11 J ' 3 1 Auli irfiFiuii -te - . X 2 ' 3 4C i ?m m if k af TOPEKA, ept. 25 to BENEFIT SEATING FUND. Tuesday Evening. Oratorio "Elijah." Genevieve Clark Wilson, soprano. -Mrs. Marshall Pease, contralto. George Hamlin, tenor. Frank King Clarke, baritone. Carl Busch's Kansas Gty Orchestra, and a Chorus of 325 voices. ADMISSION 75 CENTS. Wednesday Afternoon Matinee. ADMISSION 25 CENTS. Wednesday Evening Miscellaneous Concert. J Wilson, Pease, Hamlin and Clarke in solos, duets j and quartettes. Busch's Orchestra and the big chorus. ADMISSION 50 CENTS. Thursday Evening The "Elks" Auditorium Minstrels. An up-to-date minstrel performance with many new and novel features. ADMISSION 50 CENTS. Friday Evening A concert by the Colored talent of tfie city and the 23rd Regiment Band. '"Mozart's J2th Mass," the 5 'Anvil Chorus' and old time ADHISSI0N 50 CENTS. Reserved Seat Chart at Stansf ield's. No Extra Charge for Reserved Seats. Season Tickets Good fos the Five Performances $2.00 tfgy3- A State Good Roads Congress will be held during the week and a permanent stone road built under J the direction of Gen. E. G. Harrison, government road J expert jt The Commercial Clubs of Kansas and the County J Commissioners of the state will also meet; during the X 4t week. -K One Fare for the Round Trip I r -tc From all points in Kansas, Kansas City and St. Joseph, Mo.t and Superior. Neb. 1MM A Great .tlSlGSLi estivai. 28, 1900. X-X- J X-X-. 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