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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 1, 1900.
eS HIT 1 HUt llllKI E lJ M U I " J We are anxious to file. You can't afford to let this opportunity go by. r. jf. JTk t I! fill Mi -I li H-r H-r We -will offer this week our ALL-WOOL INGRAIN CARPETS, r 6 75c Goods, 3 if L y 0 o NOTHING RESERVED. This sale is not a few Remnants or old-style patterns, to draw the crowd, but is nearly all New Fall Styles. COME EARLY, As the most desirable patterns will go first. -1 3 625 KANSAS RAILR0AD NEWS. Financiering the Oriental Rail way In Kansas. Wichita and Sedgwick County Asked to Vote Bonds. ORIENT PLANS EXPAND Would Rival Santa Fe Southern Pacific and Through the St. Paul Linking Chicago and Pacific Coast. Representatives of the Kansas City Mexico & Orient railroad, who have charge of securing- bonds in Kansas and right of way in Oklahoma, have begun their work. "Billy" Edwards and John Eaton, of Kansas City, acting in that capacity appeared before the commis sioners of Sedgwick county at Wichita today, asking $110,000 bonds for the Oriental railway. As proposed by them the Wichita corporation is to give $30,000 and the county of Sedgwick $S0,000. It is now said that the Orient road, when completed, will connect at Kansas City with a Chicago line and the St. I'aul is mentioned. The same financial interests back of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul are understood to be actively interested in Mr. A. E, StiKvell's big scheme, which means through connec tions ultimately, and transcontinental een-ice between Chicago and the Mexi can coast of the Pacific. A connection between the St. Paul and Orient roads would establish a transcontinental route rivaling those of the northern lines and the Sar.ta Fe and Southern Pacific in the south. An important meeting of the directors of the tiuardian Trust company, which Is financiering the Orient railway, will be he!d in Kansas City on October 24. Questions pertaining to the new road will be discussed and matters of im portance passed upon. Mr. Stilwell will probably make a report of the progress already made on the Orient line. Such a report will state that dirt is flying along the route in Kansas, Oklahoma, Indian Territory and Texas, and the re- Poison ivy are among the best known of the many dangerous wild plants and shrubs. To touch or handle them quickly produces swelling and innamnaation with in tense itching and burning of the skin. The eruption soon disappears, the suf ferer hopes forever : but almost as toon as the little blisters and pustules appeared the poison had reached the blood, and will break out at regular intervals and each time ia a more aggra vated form. This poison will loiter in the system for years, and every atom of it must be forced out of the blood before you can expect a perfect, permanent cure. Nature's Aitiote FOR future's Pelseis, is the only cure for Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, and ail noxious plants. It is com posed exclusively of roots and herbs. Now is the time to Ret the poison out of your system, as delay makes your condition worse. Don't experiment longer with salves, washes and soaps they never cure. Mr. S. M. Marshall, bookkpr of the Atlanta (Ga.) Gas Light Co., was poisoacd with Poison Osit. He took Sulphur, Arsenic and various other drugs, and applied externally numerous lotions and salves with no benefit. At times the swelling: and inflammation was to severe he was almost Dlind. For eight years the poison would break: out erery season. Hia condition was much improved after takinjz cue bottle of S. S. S., and a few bottles cleared his blood of the poison, and all evidences of the disease disappeared. People are often poisoned without knowing when or how. Explain your case fully to our physicians, and they will cheerfully give such information and ad ice as you require, without charge, and we will send at the same time an interest ing book on Elood "id Skin Diseases. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. ATLANTA, CA. 4 sis i i ,- IR fid ff entire stock of L!3 AVEIJTTE. public of Mexico, and that several milea of steel are already down. LOCOMOTIVE LUBRICATION. Advance In Oil and Heavy Traffic Shows Effect on Santa Fe. Statistics on the cost of lubricating engines per thousand miles run on the Santa Fe show some very interesting fig ures. Computations made since June, 1S95, show the average monthly cost to have been $130.8 in 18S5, $112.2 in 1896, $121 in 1897, $127.3 in 189S, $149.1 in 1S99, and up to September in 1900, $166.7. The figures for the first eight months of the year have been January, $150.5; February, $157.3; March, $162.1; April, $168.1; May, $166.3; June, $165.5; July, $177.2; August, $1S4.5. In May, 1S97, the cost of lubrication was cheapest, being $105.9. ROCK ISLAND ENGINES. Cost and Design of the Twenty New Locomotives Soon to Be Bought. The new engines to be ordered by the Rock Island road within a. few days will cost about $320,000 and will weigh 175.000 pounds each. The driving wheels of the freight locomotives will be sixty four inches in diameter, and those of the passengers will :e seventy-eight and a half inches in diameter. They will have twenty-inch cylinders. The tenders will have a capacity of 5,500 gallons of water and ten tons of coal. The last of the previous order for twenty-two en gines will be received in a few days. This additional order for twenty will make a total of forty-two bought by this com pany within less than a. year. OIL BURNERS ON SANTA FE. Building Tanks Here For California Line's Transformed Locomotives. The use of fuel oil by the Atchison, To peka and Santa Fe on the Southern Cali iornia line has given such continuously satisfactory results that all locomotives on the San Francisco & San Joaquin Val ley railway are being converted into oil burners. Needles are also being changed to oil burners, and at the conclusion of the year Dm, coal will not be used as a fuel for locomotives upon any of the Santa Fe lines in California. The Santa Fe has acquired oil lands near Fullerton, where it has several wells in successful operation .and has built a spur 4.24 miles in length to reach the oil fields, which also produce a considerable tonnage of oil shipped from other wells. Other oil fields have been developed in the vicinity of Bakerslield and Fresno. Several large reservoirs to hold fuel oil are being built at the shops here for these engines. The tanks fit in the coal space of an ordinary tender. KILLEIMVITII A BRICK Neighbors Engage In a Deadly En counter In K. C. Kansas City, Oct. 15. Yesterday Jas. Lyons, a saloonkeeper at the corner of Twelfth and Genesee streets, quarreled with a neighbor and fellow tenant, Chaa Gandy, and killed him with a brick. They lived together in the separate parts of a double building at that place. Lyons claims his action was in self-defense. A fire occurred in the Gandy house hold yesterday morning and they were preparing to move out of the building to live' with friends until their home was again habitable. Someone told Lyons that Gandy was about to carry away two cheap pine doors, which were fix tures of the place. Lyons went in to see about this and the two quarreled about the doors. Gandy was a carpenter. "With him at the time of the tragedy were his wife and George Dwitt and John Welch. Lyons came around from his side of the house and knocked. The door was open ed and he entered. He began to remon strate about the two doors and the other answered with oaths. A quarrel quickly arose, and then, it is said, Gandy pulled a pocketknife. Lyons retreated and dared him to go outside and repeat his words. The door was slammed shut with Lyons on the outside and a moment later Gandy followed him out. There was a wagon in the yard and Lyons says that he retreated behind this, and, seeing a knife in the other's hand, tried to make his escape. Lyons states that Gandy headed him off and struck at him with the knife. In the meantime Lyons had picked up a small piece of a brick and as he was struck at he struck back with the brick in his hand. The blow fell upon Gandy's left temple and he fell to the ground in an unconscious state.from which he did not recover. He lived only a short time. When Lyons learned that Gandy was dead he gave himself up to Captain Flahive at No. 2 station. He was then taken to the central police station and locked up. While in his cell Lyons said he had acted only in self-defense. "He came at me with a knife." he said, "and I was compelled to defend myself. I had no thought of killing him." Mrs. Gandy and the two visitors tell a different story. They say that Lyons was the aggressor all through the diffi culty and that hia attack was without provocation. DEBS IS GLOOf.lY. Sees Little Encouraging In Present Conditions. Neither Republicans Nor Demo crats Would Help. BASE OF COMPETITION lias Developed All the Bad in Man. G. C. Clemens' Violent Tirade Against the Newspapers. The second presidential candidate to speak in Topeka this year, Eugene V. Debs, Social Democrat, addressed about 1,500 people in the Auditorium Saturday night. The crowd began to gather at 7.30 o'clock and continued to come long after 8 o'clock, the hour set for the meeting to be called, to order. It was 8:30 before Mr. Debs and G. C. Clemens stepped to the platform and the audience was get ting uneasy. Mr. Clemens promptly stepped forward and said: "I have the pleasure as well as the privilege of in troducing the Social Democratic candi date for president of the United States, Eugene V. Debs." The audience appre ciated the brevity of the introduction for they were tired from the long- wait and were not anxious to hear Mr. Clemens orate. Mr. Debs began tils address with: "A mighty social revolution is in progress; the era of the small producer and of competition is passing away and pri vate monopolies rule the land." He then went on to say that the revolution while quiet was powerful, and that the present conditions served only to add strength to it. "In the present political conflict," said Mr. Debs, "the American people are di vided into three clases: the Republican, or dominant class; the Democratic, or middle class; the Social Democratic, or working class; and each party is com mitted to the class it represents. The Republican party is in favor of the trusts, the Democratic party says it will dissolve them, and the Social Democratic party proposes to absorb them." Mr. Debs then went on to say that the Republican party favored expansion, or a retention of the Philippines, in order that there might be a place in which to dispose of the surplus product of this country. He said that the overproduc tion was the result of machinery, and that with modern machines this country would soon be able to supply the world, provided it could get the market, but that competition was so great that in order to compete successfully the wage of the working man was reduced. "In order to more successfully manage the markets monopolies axe formed and every monopoly privately owned is a vicious institution, for it reduces the wage of the laboring class. "Trusts are the result of economic de velopment and under our present sys tem cannot be avoided. The Democratic party in its platform proposes to dis solve the trusts, but they would at once develop again if that could be done. That proposed remedy is no remedy at all. They have no legal standing; how can they be dissolved, as Mr. Bryan pro poses? In the case of the mines in Penn sylvania the miners are getting less to day less than than one dollar for a day's work, while thirty years ago, before trusts were formed, the miner received $5 for a day's work. Competition has cut down the wages until the working man who developed the mine is in a state of poverty. What does the Social Dem ocratic party propose to do about it? There is but one thing to do the people must own the mines. As long as the mines are privately owned the men who work in them will starve, while a few who own the mines will get rich. "Our railroads are owned by lords, dukes, counts and no accounts who live on the other side, and they care little for the man employed on their property so long as they get the dividends to spend. The railroads are soulless cor porations, but they are necessary. They are the great veins of commerce which supply this nation with its "life blood. The smaller roads have been absorbed by the greater. They are consolidating all the while and now a few men con trol this greatest of all public necessity. This consolidation cannot be dissolved while it is privately owned. Under So cial Democracy the railroad would be owned by the people and operated by the people. The man who worked on it would be able to support his family, the wife would be queen of the home, and the children would be educated. We will all be something besides a cog in the wheel of modern industry. "Modern machinery is responsible to a great extent for the present condition. Machinery now does all and more than was formerly done by the man with the tools, the expert workman. The ma chine makes our shoes, our hats, our clothing; in fact, it makes everything we wear or use, and it does it cheaper and better than could be done by the man with the tools. A child can operate the machine, and under the present system the child feeds the machine while the machine starves the child. "When man owned his tools the more CURES BLOOD AD SKIX TROUBLES. Trial Treatment Free. S. C. Harris, 627 Hancock street, To peka, Kan., is a daily reader of the State Journal, and like a good many other people, he has suffered from im pure blood for some time, and when he was quite young he had a bad case of scrofula, which has caused him a good deal of trouble all through his life. One day while reading the State Journal he ran across the advertisement of Botanic Blood Balm, which claimed to heal all evidence of impure blood. So he pur chased two or three bottles from the nearest druggist, and the effect of the medicine is described by himself, as fol lows: ' Botanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.) did me a great deal of good for what I took it for. My blood was in a bad shape, as I was broken out with hives and pimples, and they turned to yellow blisters all over my body. After using two bottles- of Blood Balm my blood was made pure and rich, and all the blisters, eruptions and hives disap peared and all the sores healed; also my scrofula was cured, and I have not been troubled since I took Blood Balm. I always recommend B. B. B. to other people who are suffering in any way from impure blood or skin diseases. "Yours truly. S. C. HARRIS." B. B. B. heals all Bfood and Skin Trou bles, ulcers, old sores, scrofula, eczema, pimples, cancer, boils, aches and pains. B. B. B. makes blood pure and rich and stops aches and pains. Try it. Druggists $1. Trial treatment and medical ad vice free by writing Blood Balm Co., 187 Mitchell St., Atlanta, Ga, Call on Swift & Holliday or Rowley & Snow. he produced the more he had; now the more he produces the less he fcas. be cause 'when the machine he operates produces more tnan tne demand the mill closes and he is out of employment. The working man consumes and the machine does not. Besides being an operproducer tne machine is a nonconsumer. "The machine has made the tramp. Fifty years ago there was not a tramp or a millionaire in the enure country. Why did all men working fifty years ago and today, why is it that men have not work at living wages. It is because of a modern machine called the trust. The trust makes the millionaire and makes the tramp. I never see a tramp without a feeling or sorrow and of dis gust for the system that makes such things necessary. The tramn is the vic tim of our modern machinery and our system. He is a tramp through force of circumstances and if they had been a little different you might be in his place. lhenaemne nas competed with men, and wages were reduced; then the wo man were called because they would work for less and the men were thrown out of employment; next the child was called because it would work for less than the women. There are today em ployed in this country 1,600,000 women and 2,000,000 children who should not be obliged to labor and would not if it was not that competition and the ma chine have so reduced the price of labor. "Senator Wolcott said in his speech in Philadelphia, 'There is not today an idle mill or an idle man.' Those statements were both lies. At the time that speech was made two mills were closed in Terre Haute, Ind., my home, and had been closed since April. The mills employed over UOO men each and were closed by the trusts. Many of the men who work ed in them have gone to Durango, Mexi co, where they can get employment. A man who will make the statements Sen ator Wolcott did, knowing them to be untrue should be sentenced to a term in the anthracite coal mines in Pennsyl vania. "Private ownership is responsible for the condition in those suburbs of hell, the coal mines. The miner is serving a life sentence in those dismal dungeons with (no rest and no chance for pardon. He may only avoid his servitude by gliding through that back door suicide. He lives in a cabin owned by the corpor ation. There i3 no paper on the wall, no carpet on the floor, no music greets him as he approaches his vile abode. Haggard poverty meets him at the door. There can be but little love and happi ness in such a home, for love and happi ness do not go hand in hand with poverty. The skeleton of famine does not teach love and virtue. What can be expected of children brought up with such sur roundings? They will increase the crim inal class. Nothing else can be expected. "The Democrats and Republicans pro pose to do absolutely nothing to relieve this condition which is due to the trusts and corporations. The Republicans upJ hold the trusts and the Democrats say the corporations must be protected. "Competition has developed nothing that is good in man; it has developed all that is mean and cruel and vicious. They tell you that in this race for ex istence it is the survival of the fittest. This is not true. It is the survival of the one who is mean, vicious, grasping, who has the best 'commercial instinct.' Look back over the commercial highway and see you are lying by the wayside. 13 it not the man who has the large heart? The man who could not refuse to credit a starving fellow creature? There are many such. Men who trans ferred the stock to their ledgers because they had tender hearts and were not blessed with the 'commercial instinct.' Mr. Debs touched upon the government by injunction and cited cases where both Republican and Democratic judges had not only enjoined the workingrnen. but told where the soldiers had been ordered to shoot them down. He told of Olney, the attorney for trusts, making speeches for Bryan and of Croker and Cockran, members of trusts, doing the same, and then asked what hope the working man could hope for in the Democratic party. "You imagine you are a sovereign citi zen," said Mr. Debs, "but you e.re not. You are an industrial slave. The cor porations control your labor and control you. You are in bondage on the install ment plan." In speaking of the public ownership of railroads, Mr. Debs said: "If the owners and the board of directors of our rail roads were in Europe, the trains would run just the same. Trains would come in one time and business would be clone just as promptly and accurately. Their absence makes not the slightest differ ence. The board of directors do not oper ate the railroads; they operate nothing but the stocks on Wall street. The em cloves do the work and could do it just as well if the people owned the roads. The government operates successfully our postal department, excepting for a deficit every year that is created by the robbing rates paid the railroads for the transpor tation of the mail. If the government can. operate successfully our great postal system, it can operate successiuiiy tne railroads. It should also operate the telegraph lines. We are the only nation on earth that does not do so. The West ern "Union Telegraph Company declared a five per cent d.videna on its water stock and continues to charge at the rate of two cents per word to send a message across tne courtry, while in England any message can be sent lor one cent per word. "When Social Democracy prevails condi tions will be better. The factory and the shop will no lonsrei be dismal dungeons filled with laboring convicts toiling tor a morsel of bread, the badge of labor will be the emblem of liberty and honor, there will be peace and happiness, homes will De Drignt ana cneerrui ana tnere win oe pleasure in ever" life. Men will work enough to produce what they require and enough to keep thern healthy." In closing he asked the people to sup port G. C. Census for governor. Alter jur. uerjs nan concluded: Mr. Clemens stepped to the front of the plat form and held out his arm for silence, about half of the audience sot out be fore it was known that Mr. Clemens want ed to talk. hen quiet was restored he began .talking, bi:t was so angry that it was difficult to understand him. He said: "Is there newspaper reporter here? If so, let him speak out." No one spoke and he did not notice the State Journal representative, so he repeated his ques tion. Still there was no response and then Mr. Clemen's poured out the vials of his wrath upon the Topeka press, because there were no reporters seated at the table on the platform. "I have never heard of such outrageous treatment," said Mr. Clemens. "Do the newspapers of Topeka. think thev are running the universe! We will teach them thpy are not. There are 3.000 railroad men who will resent this insult. They will back me in what I say. I will not pa tronize a merchant who carries an adver tisement in the State .Journal or the To peka Capital and will not do business with a man who lends them his support in any manner. This is nefarious. They refuse to send reporters to a meeting Vihere Mr. Deb? speaks, but they can not d? sc and not suffer for it. "I have been with Mr. Debs in Chicago, in Cincinnati ai.o in many other cities and such discourteous treatment has never been accorded him. The representa tives of the Kansas City papers are not here. I have favored all of them, but I will never do so airan "The newspapers cf this town tried to kill me lifteen vonrs ago but I am stiil alivr very n.vch cLve. They could not do it. They are not ctr-trt potent. '"if Teddy KooseeIi had been here with his 'eeth. or Bi.van ha.1 been here with his cheap clap tiap. or Cockran had been here, this table would have been filled with retxr'frs' but when a man comes here to talk freedom, not a one can be f und. I say such actions are infernal! outrageous! I have never heard cf such conduct as the papers of this town are guilty of." During his speech, which lasted several minutes, Mr. Clemens walked about the platform swinging his arms, stamping in rage and occasionally stopping to pound the table. When he finished the audience which had remained standing, cheered and then went home. Everybody reads the State Journal. Mow 4 4 e4 4 5 4 4 4 e 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 GOOD! Well I guess yes! none too good. - DADE ail ieei. MEN. 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Senator Hanna cnuld not say at present the number of places at which he would be expected to make a talk in South Dakota, but he thought it would be practically that commonwealth from one end to the other. His principal meetings, however, will be at Sioux Falls and Pierre. Except Omaha, he could not say where the Nebraska committee would send him in Mr. Bryan's state. The start in South Dakota will be made at Water town Tuesday evening. A CALDRON IX ASIA. From the Chicago Record. In one respect Great Britain has rea son to be thankful to the boxers. The destruction of large portions of the Man churian railway and the general preoc cupation of Russia with affairs in North ern Asia delayed Slavonic diplomacy for a time from pursuing its offensive policy on the Afghan frontier. When the bulk of England's troops were locked up in South Africa and Russia had nothing to divert its attention, some very dangerous movements were made in the direction of Herat. The danger passed for the moment when the boxers ga ve the czar's legions other work to do. Now it is re ported once more that military activity is visible in Afghanistan, and that Cos sack regiments in Turkestan are moving toward the boundary, ine Kussians are much nearer the gates of Herat than they were when Charles Marvin made his famous appeal to the British people, and Gen. Kouropatkin, the war minister of a peace emperor, proudly claims to be the inheritor or the ambitions or Skobeleff, Soboleff and Kaufman. But the great danger which threatens India i3 not alone an overt act of hos tility on the part of Russia, but the out break of interna1, strife in Afghanistan. The politics of the kingdom is at present summed up in the personality of the king, who is probably the most absolute desiot on earth. His military power is much underrated. 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Southeast Corner Fifth and Jackun Street. standard in any warfare. All those troops are armed with excellent modern rifles and first class small arms, and ammunition factoriesare in working order at Ka'byl. The character of the country is perfectly adapted to the warfare of daring, hardy guerrillas, while it would break the heart of Kuropcan troops. The Russians know all this, and are un likely to advance upon India during his life, unless they succeed in winning Ab dur Rahman as an ally, which at times has seemed possible. The danger will come with his death. That danger Is the niRhtmare of Indian administrators. It is a wonder the Ameer has lived so long, and it Is known that he may die at any moment. Three years ago his English physician. Dr. J. A. Gray, said in London that his maj esty's health had been in a most critical state for years, and that he was a. doomed man, kept alive by his Indom itable will more than anything else. When he dies the caldron of Centrai Asian politics is likely to boil over. M'KIXLET'S POTATO CK0P From the Manchester Union. Through the gossipy newspaper cor respondents and otherwise, we have had considerable about the operations upon Candidate Bryan's farm at Lincoln. The impression gained was that the favorite crop of the liebraskan was oats; either that or elae the stories being circulated at about the time the harvesting of oats was due, made It necessary for vivid ef fect that particular stress be laid upon that product. Of course it was uncer tain just what effect these stories of Bryan as a , "farmer" might have upon the campaign, and so it is not surjwis ing that aa a counter, we are now re (a The BEST is BADGAINS lor - H- ": ; - WOMEN. A genuine Vici Kid Boot, leather inner and outer sole leather counters all sizes medium widths also Kang. Calf; POPULAR PRICED SHOERS. I. 11 ii Sixty Peoplk in the Cast. CHOiihie eoinpanv. 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On the president's 'a nton farm, the digging of 2.Tm bushels of potato.- has Just be n completed, and the presi dential candidate in immensely please !. It is surmised that his absenee frmn 'Washington at the tiniu when the trou ble in China, in which we were involve.!, was most perplexing, was due to his anxiety that this crop of potatoes Im properly harvested and his ear iksI ri. - to take part in the work himself. Hot the Job is now completed, the ior mar keted, and the president will return t' the White House at once, relieved of great anxiety. The crop was a. fine o?e A potato buyer was so Impressed witli their excellent that he secured the lot large as it was, through an offer of r cents a bushel above the market price. But he was not reckless; the following day, he in turn, was offered an advati a of 5 cents a bushel over what lie pi'l. but at last accounts he had decided t. put the entire purchase upon the mar ket as "seed potatoes." ' From what information w have, it would appear that he candidates r about equally entitled to the support of their fellow-farmers. If the test Is con fined to pure sympathy for a fellow-laborer. Kansas City and Return $2.67, via Santa Fa Route. Account, National Convention of the Christian Church. Tickets on ale Ck t. 9th, 11th, lilh, and lilh. Final limit Oct. 20th.