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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 17, 1900.
SPORTING NEVS. '."ansas ".Rube" Ferns Defeated by Matty Matthews. Jecisiou Awarded at End of Fifteenth Bound. FERNS' BAD SHOULDER Handicapped by Blood Poison . .. Ing In His Training. Matthews Was the Aggressor - Throughout Fight. Detroit, Mich.. Oct. 17. Matty Mat thews, of New Tork, and -Rube" Kerns, of Buffalo, met before the Cadillac Ath letic club last night for the second time, for the welterweight championship, and after fifteen rounds of fighting, Referee Eiler gave the decision to Matthews. The decision on their former fight went to Kerns. The latter was handicapped by a bad left shoulder. Two weeks ago blood poisoning developed in It. and last night there were three open sores on the afflicted shoulder. Both men weighed in at 140 pounds at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Matthews was in the pink of condition, and Ferns was in good shape aside from his bad shoulder. The fight was not so fast at any time as the men's first fight. Matthews did the leading and crowding from the start. In the seventh, after Ferns had put his left on Matthews' jaw, the men mixed it up fiercely, Matthews having a shade the better of it. In the eighth round Kerns pecked Matthews' face with left jabs a dozen times, but Matthews had the best of the infighting and rushes. Both landed good lefts and rights on the head curing the ninth. Matthews iad the best of the eleventh, putting rights and lefts to Ferns' head. After a redhot exchange at the open ing cf the thirteenth, in which Ferns had the best of it, Matthews rushed Rube to a corner and put some hard punches to his head, the round closing with a fast mixup, of which Matthews had the better. The fourteenth was Matty's round and he was fighting cau tiously when the last round opened. In this round Matty put two hard rights and a left to Rube's jaw. When Siler announced his decision. Kerns' manager made a strong kick, but the crowd shouted approval of the de cision. LOOK OUT FOB. OTTAWA. Their Football Team is Showing XXp WelL The town of Ottawa, as well as the uni versity, is greatly worked up over the refusal of Manaser Davis of K. U. to plav the game scheduled for this week, sava a Kansas City exchange. Since its triumphant trip last week, when it de feated both the Kansas City Medics and the Warrensburg Normals with compara tive ease, the Ottawa eleven has beenme the idol of townspeople and students alike and thev look upon K. U.'s withdrawal from tcxiav's obligation as a plan to avoid defeat at the Ottawan's hands. Manager Davis' offer to play the game later is not looked upon with favor, especially as the Ottawa team's schedule is complete. The feeling at Ottawa is expressed in the fol lowing letter from one of the "rooters:" "Everyone here thinks that we can de feat K. "V. or any other team in Kansas, and we would like to see the boys have a chance to retrieve the laurels lot through misfortune in the other K. U. game. "We are much stronger than when we played K. V. two weeks ago, for then we had had no coaching. Peterson and King, two of the Kreatest backs that we have ever had. were not with us then; our other speedy backs were both laid out in the game, but both are in excellent shape now should they be needed. And. too, our boys expected to pile up a larger score than did Washburn, for they not only think thatOttawa has been strength ened beyond any expectations, but they also believe that "Washburn was aided in it game with K. U. by the fact that Ottawa had knocked out two or three of the Jayhawkers in the hard games here five days before. "A large crowd of rooters has organ ized and the Santa Ke had made arrange ments to run a special train to Lawrence today to carry the big delegation that was being worked up. So when word came Saturday night at 8 o'clock that K. 1". would not play the game, the Ottawa enthusiasts naturally bt-came indignant. They remembered the time last season when Ottawa fulfilled its obligation to play Kansas, although half of the team was on the hospital list and three men who had never practiced went into the game, while the manager wore a suit and played substitute. The victory over K. X. that would have been placed to Ottawa's credit had today's game been played meant a great deal to our team, and the TViien i& accompanied by mucous patches in the mouth, erup tions on the skin, sore throat, copper colored splotches. ElQlP Fells Cw-t swollen glands, aching muscles 11 and bones, the disease is making rapid headway, and far worse symptoms will follow unless the blood is promptly and effectually cleansed of this -violent destructive poison. S. S. S. is the only safe and infallible cure for this disease, the only antidote for this specific poison. It cures the worst cases thoroughly and permanently. In the fall of 1807 I contracted Blood Eavc Eeca Nt Wtrsc. doctors, but t n e 1 r treatment did me no voA ; I was getting worse all the time ; my hair came out, ulcers appeared in my throat and saouth, my body was almost covered with copper colored sptotcbea and offensive sores. I suffered severely from rheumatic pains in my &hou4ders and arms. My condition could have been no worse ; only taoseamicted as I was can understand mv sufferings. I had about lost all hope of ever being wett a gam when I decided to try s s. but must confess I had little faith left in any medicine. After taking" the-third bottle I noticed change in my condi tion. This was truly en couraging, aad I deter mined to pTTe S. S. S. a t borough trial. From that time on theimprove- ment was rapid ; S. S. S. seemed to have the dis ease wsmpletely under - V z control ; the sore and he sore and "T p3 led aad I was J Y From alt signs h , :,. j . rder: 1 bare ' W 4 3 ulcers healed soon free from alt signs if jfc1-'V-V Wen strona1 and'healthv ever since. 1,. W. Smith, lock Box 611, Noblesville, Ind. K; 2 IhJ 3 offered for proof that : contains a particle of mercury, potash or other mineral poison. Send for our free book on Blood Poison ; it contains valuable information about this disease, with full directions for self treatment. We charge nothing for medi cal advice ; cure yourself at home. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO. ATLANTA. A f Zh is the only purely vege f tibC table blood punher TX iS, known, ii.ooo is boys are correspondingly disappointed, at K. U.'s breach of faith." NEW CYCLE RECORD. Johnnie Nelson Makes 15 Miles In f 27.36 In Chicago. Chicago, Oct. 17. At the Coliseum John nie Nelson, of this city, defeated Eddie McDuffee of Boston, in a fifteen-mile motor-paced bicycle race. The time. 27:36, breaks the world's record for that dis tance, which formerly stood at 28.34 2-5. Nelson won through sheer pluck. In the sixth mile his motor broke down, thus al lowing McDuffee to gain a couple of laps. Nelson, nothing daunted, stuck until his second pace machine had been manned and after coming away again, set a pace too hot for McDuffee and the Chicago boy won by a lap and three-quarters. Johnnie Lake, the speedy amateur who represented the National Cycling associa tion In the Paris races, set a new record for the mile, indoors, in competition mak ing the distance in 2:06 1-5 from scratch in the mile handicap. Jimmy Michael gave a clever exhibition of motor-pace following and set a new record for the mile at 1:40. beating the previous record 1:47 1-5. made by Arthur Ross in Madison Square Garden last win ter. George Leander, the Chicago ama teur, in his five-mile paced race against Orlando "Weber, of Milwaukee, set a new record for two miles, making the distance in 3:49 -4-5, as against Ross' mark of 3:52. WAGNER THE LEADER. Undoubtedly at Head - of National League Batters. St. Louis, Oct. 17. "Hans" Wagner, Pittsburg's slugging right-gardener, fin ished at the top of the National league batters, but it will not be known exactly what his percentage was until Nick Young, issues his official figures. Accord ing to the best obtainable information "Wagner's average was -3i4. Flick, of Philadelphia, and Keeler. of Brooklyn, followed, with percentages of .368 and .365 respectively. Then ernes Burkett. who, according to Official Scorer McHale, of the St. Louis club, secured a mark of .347. "Oom Paul'' Kruger not only gath ered a highfr percentage than Burkett, but outhit Wagner, Flick and Keeler as well. The little fellow, though, only worked In a dozen games, so he will not be rated in Young's set of figures. The appended tables give the batting and fielding averages of the St. Louis team for the entire season: BATTING AVERAGES. a si m t) c 5 PLAYER. 2 g. : g g Kruger 12 3". si 14! .410 Burkett 142 5Sv 8." lt .347 McGraw 97 339 80 11.1 .3:13 Bonlin 7 2S! 381 91 .321 Donovan 125 4S:) 75; 156 .819 HeHriek Sil 337 51 102 .3 McOann 122 442 75! 132 .29 Keister 126; 4S7 731 143 .24 Criger 79 28$ 28 7: .274 Wal'ace 12! 4N7 S9 127 .26 Robinson 571 2o4 20 SO .2:5 Powell 36 luT 13 24 . 224 Huehey 20 4i fi 10 .217 Jcnes 3S 11 10. 211 .178 Young 40 127 12 ! 22 .173 Sudhoff 33 Ss 14! 17 .17S COURSING AT MANKATO. Large Crowd, East Bogs and Lively Habbits First Day. Mankato, Kan., Oct. 17. The first day of the fall meeting of the Central Cours ing club at Mankato was a great success. There were forty-eight entries in the all age stake, with $440 in the purse. The grounds were in splendid condition, the air just cool enough, the jacks as fast a lot as ever kicked up the dust on a Kansas prairie, only five being caught, and the dogs as fine as ever gathered at any meet In America. There are thirty-five entries In the puppy stake for today, which will be run through twice, beside the regular all-age stake. Red Diamond beat Dallas, Hor tense Jane beat Larkins, Mondamon beat Yreva, Bellany beat Lord Glenkirtc.Cuba beat Lord Vandike, Hummer beat Inde pendence, Busy Beryl beat Cloudface, Humbolt Girl beat Buck, Cotton Queen beat Pearl Trent, Langley Squire beat Frank, Lady Gilmore beat Brother Bill, Blue Queen beat Slick, Nacaret beat Lyonesse, Sailor beat Nancy, Fleeta beat Miss Weversettle, Harvest Maid beat Maud, Lady Hortense beat Boston Beans, Rainbow beat Greenwich, Meg Merrilees beat Charlie, Cliffdale beat Peacemaker, Nadine beat Belle. The fol lowing named puppies will run as paired today: Fanny O. Rell against Aria, On On against Swivel, Dolly Vardin against Selden Queen, Verily against Inshot, Silver Sioux against Molded Gold, Fanny Floater against Many Maker, Highland Mary against TJneeda, Adalina Patti against Kansas King, Scorbutus against Donna Rita. Court Beauty against "Whirlpool, Majella against Lucy Lee. Joe Patcher against Bessie Fox, White Flyer against Mankato, Brother Bob against Lottie Ingram, Merry Mout against Cue Ball, Fontanella against Kansas Lily, Highland Lad against Lady Gay, Captain Fdds a bye. BROOKLYN WINS SECOND. Pittsburg Fielders Played Like School boys Score 2-4. Pittsburg, Oct. 17. Pittsburg put up a miserable exhibition of ball playing in the second day's game for the world's championship and presented the game to Brooklyn on errors. Leever's base on balls, followed by a w-ild throw, was re sponsible for Brooklyn's first run. After that Leever pitched a fine game, but Williams' wild throws and O'Connor's drop of Ely's good throw to the plate to catch Kelley were responsible for the other three runs. Pittsburg could not hit Kitson effectively. The latter pre sented a run in the fourth by making a wild pitch when Wagner was on third base. The other run in the seventh was scored by O'Brien's twobagger, and his advancement by Williams and O'Con nor's outs. Outside of the erorrs, there were no special features and the game lacked interest. The attendance, 1,800, was kept down probably by the cold weather. Score by innings: Pittsburg 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 02 Brooklyn. 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 04 Races at Marysville. Marysville, Kas.. Oct. 17. The Marys ville Race association opened the season of their annual races Tuesday. The races were very interesting and attend ed by large crowds. 2:22 trot: Scraps of Marysville-. Ed Ryan of Valley Falls. Scraps did ex cellent, winning- every heat. Time. 2:30. 2:.1 pace: Dr. Tom of Table Rock, Neb.: Sober John of Afton. Kas.: Lady McCarthy, of Hiawatha. Kas; Dr. Tom winning every heat: Sober John second. Lady McCarthy third. Time, 2:32. Running race, half mile: Muggins of Marysville, Kas.; George T. Todd, Frankfort, Kas.; Fred Kinney, Falr bury; Dr. Combine, Humboldt, Kas.; George T. Todd, first. Dr. Combine, sec ond. Time. 54 seconds. Hippodrome races were main features. Big Offer For Charlie Herr. Lexington, Ky., Oct. 17. John D. Creighton, of Omaha, has offered $25,000 for Charley Herr, 2:07, the famous Ken tucky trotting stallion. David Cahill, who as a poor dairyman bought the horse and two others for $25, wants $50, 000 for him. Best Presciption For Malaria Chills and Fever is a bottle of Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic. It is simply iron and quinine in a tasteless form. No cure no pay. Price, 60c. KANSASJ1EWS. Mrs. M. E. McClintock Falls Under the Cars at Emporia. Terribly Mangled by the "Wheels and Will Die. WAS A SAD PARTING. At the Depot to See Her Daugh ters Start to California. Paul Hale of Greenwood Leaves Creditors In Lurch. Emporia, Oct. 17. Mrs. M. E. McClin tock fell under the cars near the Santa Fe depot here late Tuesday afternoon and was so horribly mangled that she can not survive. She was on board the west bound train to see two of her daughters depart for California. The switch engine started to cut out some cars. She thought the train was about to start and attempting to jump off was dragged under the cars. Her head was terribly cut, one leg was crushed to pulp below the knee and one hand was cut off. Pieces of flesh and her middle finger were found on the track after she was taken to her home, a couple of blocis away. She belongs to one of the pioneer fam ilies and has resided here for more than 40 years, excepting six years that she with her family resided in Missouri near St, Joseph. ARCH DAVENPORT'S WILL. Queer Provisions of Well-Known Fort Scott Character's Request. Fort Scott, Oct. 17. When Arch Dav enport dies, according to the terms of his will, now made out, nothing but a common, natural stone must be placed over his grave as a monument. It will cost about ten dollars to have it hauled and set, with one side flattened and his name marked upon it. This stone will last much longer than marble; at least it will endure until his generation and that of his children he has one son and two woodchucks is past. Mr. Davenport's provision for his fun eral is odd in other respects. It is drafted along the practical lines that mark most of his doings. The funeral must be held on Sunday, no matter if he dies on Monday. He wants no line of carriages to follow his remains to the cemetery only those who think enough of him to desire to go through respect for his memory. He expects there will be a few of these and for their accom modation the funeral will be held on Sunday, so they will -not be required to sacrifice business interests to go. The total expense of his funeral must not exceed $50 and it ought to be gotten within thirty. Of course this amount must include the cost of the monument. The idea that his widow or family should spend from $100 to $300 or more of what estate he might leave on his funeral seems the height of folly to him. If, within, three months after his death, his widow should receive a proposal from a suitable man she would not dese crate his memory by accepting him, but of course, he knows she takes a different view of such matters and he will not quarrel with her trying to induce her to marry right away after his death. His preference for a monument is a big piece of Red Missouri sand-stone, which is common here. WHERE IS HALE P Greenwood County Stockman Leaves, Owing Many. Madison, Oct. 17. Paul Hale, one of the heaviest cattle feeders in Greenwood county, disappeared last Thursday night and has not been seen sice. It is be lieved here that he has left the country, probably to Mexico, leaving many cred itors including both banks and several business men in and around Madison. No less than $10,000 will liquidate the debts, and worthless paper toe left be hind. Hale is a young man, recently married and seemingly prosperous. This summer he pastured about 5,000 head of cattle west of Madison for a Texas firm and the last shipment was made last night to Kansas City. J. H. Hale, his father, lives near Eureka and is well-to-do. He is here and is trying to satisfy some of his son's creditors and he still believes his son will come out all right. Two Young Burglars, Independence, Kas.. Oct. 17. Corkey Robinson and Harry Hankston, the two 15-year-old burglars who were arrested a few weeks ago, were Tuesday sen tenced to the reform school. They were convicted of nine different burglaries, and would have gone to the penitentiary but for their youthfulness. They broke into and robbed two houses in Cherry vale, the homes of five farmers living east of town and the Racket and A. Brinkman's store in this city. They are undoubtedly the champion burglars of this section. Will Prepare For Smallpox. Salina, Oct. 17. The city council last evening decided to take action to pre pare for an epidemic of smallpox this winter and not be caught unprepared as last year. Every precaution will be taken to prevent the appearance of smallpox or any other contagious dis eases, but upon the appearance of the first symptoms the patients will be moved to a house of detention, where they will be cared for by the city. The scare here last winter was detrimental to business to such an extent that the citizens do not wish to have it repeated. Fire Near Salina. Salina, Oct. 17. Fire last night de stroyed the store building of John Smith at Assaria, south of here and the Mc pherson branch. The citizens succeed ed in saving nearby buildings. Loss, $1,000; insurance, $500. ADDITIONAL TEST ORDER. Santa Fe Takes Fifty More Dodson Signal Lamps For Trial. An order has been given for fifty more Dodson signal lamps, which are being given a full test by the Santa Fe. This brings the number that the Santa Fe are using in the trials up to 100. They have given splendid results thus far and their ultimate adoption maybe expected. These lamps have a double reflector, set at slant angles toward each other, but not meeting and the wick occupies what wrould be the converging point. This ar rangement permits of the use of a very small wick, allows the lamp to be burn ed continuously for five days before it needs attention, and consumes only about a third as much oil as the lamp in present use. at that. Several of the Dodson lights have just been put on trial in Colorado and New Mexico and some more are to be place on the Oklahoma division this week. LOOK ATJTIIE PIPES. Waterworks Experts Show the . Council Samples. " The waterworks committee of the council met last night in Mayor Drew's office and examined a section of the pipe which had been removed from the Jack son street water main under the direc tion of the hydraulic engineers. The committee was assured that the full re port of the engineers would be handed in before the next regular meeting" of the council, which will be held on No vember 5. Tuesday afternoon the mayor and sev eral members of the committee went with the engineers while they made their last examination of the pipes and mains. Excavations were made in different places and the pipes were found to be in fairly good condition. Not a pipe was found which had been effected in the least by electrolysis, although it was feared that considerable damage would be found from that cause. It is rather strange that the water mains 3hould be exempt from electrolysis in Topeka. In sandy places it was found that a coat ing a quarter of an Inch thick had set tled upon the pipes, and that it acted as a preservative. The coating was formed of lime and iron which was in the soil. A microscopic examination showed that the coating was mostly lime. The pipes have been in the ground nineteen years, and when the time is considered they are regarded a3 being in remarkably good condition. . The council should see that the examination of the pipes is thorough. The engineers will now figure up their estimates, and when that is done they will try to get together upon the total value of the plant. Should they be unable to do so, a third engineer will be called, but it is thought that this will be unnecessary. While there has been no written agree ment that the city will purchase the waterworks at the figures agreed upon by the engineers, it is generally under stood that It will do so, and no difficulty in that direction is looked for. SEPTEMBER TYPHOON Caused Great Loss of Life and Prop erty la Japan Victoria, B. C, Oct. 17. The Empress of Japan brings news that the typhoon at the close of September was felt over the entire Japanese group. A vast amount of property ashore and afloat was destroyed and there was heavy loss of life. Hundreds of houses were blown down, flooded or otherwise destroyed. At Tokio three lives were lost. Two hundred Namadsu fishermen were blown out to sea and all are believed to have perished. A number of vessels were re ported wrecked, mostly junks and small schooners. The steamer Urato Maru was stranded off Mikokujima and probably will be a total loss. The Yachijo Maru, a sailing vessel of 920 tons, was wrecked in Shi mizu bay and all on board were lost. The 200-ton schooner Shintoku Maru was wrecked off Karaura. The steamer China of the Pacific Mail Steamship company had a very trying voyage while bound from Yokohama to Kobe. Con siderable damage was done aboard the vessel. Some of her boats were smashed and her rails were swept away. The vessel shipped two heavy seas, which placed her in serious danger for a time. At Yokohama the wind blew forty miles an hour, and the New Christ church was destroyed. J. C. Hemment, one of the passengers returning on the Empress of Japan, was present at the taking of the Peitang forts by the Germans and Russians. He says the French artillery was present but did not take part, and the British arrived after the Chinese guns were si lenced. The Russians opened at 2 a. m., and fired six shots before the Chinese re plied with shrapnel, which burst among the attackers. As the advance con tinued several minea exploded and two mounted officers and ponies were blown into the air. The gunners got the range about 7 a. m., and landed shells in the forts, which were soon ablaze and thei Chinese guns silenced. Passengers who arrived from the Ori ent on the Empress of Japan say that residences and stores at Tien Tain and Pekln were looted by soldiers, corre spondents and missionaries. An im mense amount of silver and valuables was taken. A JAPANESE SERVICE. From Harper's Weekly. 1 When he had finished the address. Gen eral Fukushima made another profound salute to the temple and stepped back. One of the priests took his pliee and be pan a droning chant. Presently the other two priests joined in. This part of the coremonv did not seem to be epcia'ly In teresting to the officers. The priests chanted and droned and told their beads, and the officers talked and moved about restlessly, and finally Baron Yamaguchi stepped up beside the priests find made his salute to the dead. The other generals f ' llowed and then the crowd of officers. They walked up very gravely to where the long strips of paper with prayers printed on them were fluttering in the breeze from their fast"ni"gs amone the blosom-t-'pped bushes. Th re thry stoppel and snluted. with eyes fixefl "for a few seconds intently on the temple. Then they withdrew slowlv. and those not of the staff corp3 rejoined their troops. Said the bride: "Here's my first batch of biscuit. Just wait! From the oven I'll whiseuit." How the poor woman cried When her husband replied: "Let it burn! I don't think I should riscuit." Everybody reads the State Journal. We've a little book on the hair and its diseases which tells you a good many things you should know. It's full of pic tures, too, of what Ayer's Hair Vigor has done for all sorts and conditions of people. We should be glad to send you one. A postal card re quest will do. J. C. Aver. Company, Practical Chem'at., . Lowell, Man. Arer't Sansparilla Aya't Pilla Afcr'a Ague Cure Ayer'a Hair Vigor Ayer't Cherry Pectoral Ayer'a Coma tone SILENTJFAGTORS. Political Workers Who Are Not Known to Outsiders. They Form the . Secret Service Department. KEEP TAB ON VOTERS Their Duty Is to Watch the Un certain People. Furnish Information to the State Central Committees. The secret service of a campaign is a department concerning which the public has little knowledge.. In fact, it is a safe proposition to suggest that nine out of ten men not actively identified with po litical machines do not know that the state committees of the great parties have secret agents at work all the time. These men do not get on the pay-rolls as detectives or spotters, but simply as clerks, messengers or some other equally innocent appellation. Yet these men are entrusted with important missions and upon their activity largely depends the length of service and payment which they enjoy. The principal business, however, which this feature of the political machine has to do is to keep tab on the voters. It is Important that the state committees, for the purposes of mailing lists and other campaign uses, be well informed as to tae attitude of voters. Of course the great majority of men express their political opinions without fear or favor, but there is a class of men who profess in the presence of one man to agree with whatever political opinions are ex pressed, but placed in company with representatives of an opposite party and they express their approving views of ideas and utterances contrary to those agreed with while among the others. This class of men in Kansas is large enough to make their influence danger ous to the success of any party. For this reason the managers of all parties make an effort to get down to the bot tom of the ideas of such a man, and poll him wherever he belongs. This is one of the secrets of the two political headquarters in 'Topeka. The Populist and Republican managers will not admit for publication that it is necessary to watch men so closely but they will confess confidentially that this very class makes the elections in Kansas uncertain. That is to say, there are so many men who say one thing and do the opposite that it is next to impossible to keep an accurate record of the actual happenings. Then there is another class which this secret service is maintained to look after. This is made up of the men who have something- "to tell" on the other fel lows. It is an unwritten law In the manage ment of state political headquarters to hang out the danger signal when a man of this character comes along. He is permitted to stay around until his pres ence becomes offensive, then some one tells him it would be better were he seen less. Invariably this individual then seeks the headquarters of the party which he desired to scandalize in some way or another and there abides until subject to the provisions of the ordi nance against nuisances and vagabonds. Then he seeks the town which he claims as home and abides in peace until an other set of officers take charge of the state headquarters. Not many weeks ago a man dropped into the Republican headquarters and very confidentially informed the man agers that he was possessed of valuable information concerning the fusionists. He intimated that he would sell this in formation for a small consideration. Mr. Albaugh ordered the western Kan sas man out of his office and admonished him to remain, away from the head quarters. Within two hours a State Journal re porter saw this same individual seated in a comfortable chair at Populist headquarters. "Have you bought that fellow's goods?" said the reporter to John H. Curran, secretary of the Populist com mittee. Mr. Curran gave the reporter a look of incredulity when the subject was first mentioned, but later said: "No: and we don't expect to. We are on to the game this kind of men work, and while this one sits around and at tends to his own business he will not be disturbed. When he opens his samples we will boost him." This fakir was certainly "boosted," as he is not now seen at the headquarters where he was formerly a frequent vis itor. Another branch or the state commit tee secret service extends to the various counties. In this department represen tatives of the various parties count the voters at meetings of the opposition. This system was first Introduced in the state by the old Alliance movement, but it has been fostered with great diligence by those who have followed that po litical upheaval in Kansas. In every county of the state there are men whose special duty it is, represent ing both parties, to count and report to the state committee of the party to which they belong the number of voters present at a rally or speech-making held by the opposition. Many of these local representatives fire very diligent, furnishing the committees with the total attendance at these dem onstrations, including the men, women and children and "voters." In this day of political activity not much publicity is given to these figures, but the state committees receive their daily bulletins for the special informa tion of the chairmen or managers. With these three branches of secret service -the state committees manage to keep in close touch with the local situ ations and the doings of men interested in politics. It is one of the spokes In the great political wheel which revolves once in four years, and the importance which it attains is dependent entirely upon the result of the election. Both sides can not win. The element which does win attaches great responsibility to the secret service. The element which loses never refers to it until the time again comes to press it into service. COMING DRAMATIC EVENTS The famous musical comedy success from Daly's theater, New York city, and presented by the Augustin Daly com pany, entitled "A Runaway Girl," will make its initial appearance in this city at the Crawford Thursday night. At the Gaiety theater, London, it had a continuous run of 600 nights, and at Daly's theater. New York city, it had an equally prosperous run of 300 nights. Mr. Arthur Dunn, the versatile come dian, is at the head of a company of some sixty members comprising this or ganization. In speaking of the opening perform- iiViVfYi Wim WUWkYAVWW WWW WWWWWWVV Q. What is Warner's Safe Cure? Z A. A scientific liquid vegetable preparation. Z Q. How long has it been in use ? A. Publicly twenty-one years, and in all parts of the civilized -world. Q. What does it cure ? A. All forms of Kidney, Liver and Bladder Dis- 2 5 eases. . Sj Q. Are many cures vouched for ? '2 : 35 A. Nearly one million unsolicited testimonials 2 : from men and women in all walks of life are on file. j5 Q. Is it pleasant to the taste ? 2 2 A. Exceptionally so, and perfectly safe to take by 2; 25 young or old, under any and all conditions. 5' 5 Q. Where can it be procured ? 2 A. Of all druggists. The largest bottle and the 2 rjj greatest benefit. It is the kidney and liver medicine 2 of the world today. 2 JS ty-Free sample of Warner's Pafo Cure sent on application. 2 J Addross Waknkk's Sakb Cuub Co., itoclie.te-r, N. Y. wm ance of the company at Kansas City, the Star says: "Arthur Dunn is flitting about the part of Flipper this season, and his per formance last night was the best thing Kansas City audiences have ever seen him do. He Js an active, slippery, funny little fellow with a brightness that, based on nonsense as it ia, still brings a laugh from an audience of the mt dignified character. The responsibili ties of his present work are somewhat heavier than he has ever shouldered, and it would seem that he has found his 'opportunity.' Clara Belle Jerome is in the cast, and like Dunn has made a hit. The one person in the company who sings faultlessly is Henri Leone, whose serenade is the best rendered number in the play. Miss Celeste Wynn is Wini fred Grey and her songs are pleasingly done." One of the most famous sings in "A Runaway Girl" is "Listen to the Band." David Higgins' southern play, "At Piney Ridge." will be at the Crawford tonight. This play has the flavor and depicts the langorous life of the sunny south. The story is that of the strug gles of a young mountaineer who as a child was hid away by a former slave woman, who passed another in whose veins coursed negro blood to the rank and station rightfully Belonging to the white babe The plot is said to be a strong and Interesting one, striging the sympathies and holding the interest of the beholder to the fall of the final cur tain. The scenery is carried by the company, a different set being provided for each of the four acts. The attraction at the Crawford Sat urday right will be "The Star Boarder." ChaSi H. Boyle will be responsible as the star, for he will be involved in "do ing" the title role. He will be aided in his conspiracy to promote merriment by numerous specialists, including a score of fair and nimble young wmen in bril liant gowns. The object of this piece has been achieved without Introducing a plot. SUCCEEDS POWELL. First Vice President of O. B. T. Takes Place of Deposed Executive. ' St. Louis, Oct. 17. The Order of Rail way Telegraphers has held an election to fill the vacancies caused by the removals made during the present convention. M. M. Dolphin of Kansas City, formerly first vice president, has been unanimously elected president, vice W. V. Powell, re moved. T. M. Pierson. S. J. Kelly and F. G. Sinclair, were elected first, second and third vice presidents respectively. T. W. Baron and C. E. Layman, were chosen directors. The salaries, of the president, first, second and third vice presidents have been fixed at 18,000, 600. $1,200 and $1,200 per annum, respec tively. It is expected that the work of the convention will be completed this after noon. Railroad Gross Earnings. The ITnited States Investor has issued a statement of the gross earnings of twenty-five roads for the first week in October, showing an Increase of $76 5C7 over the corresponding week last year, as follows: First week in October, 1900, $4,986,926, against $4.910. 3t!9 for the first week in October. 3S9. Twenty roads show increases and five decreases. Since January 1 the roads referred to above earned tl74.070,4S9. an increase of $15. 199,496 over the J15S.870.99S reported for the corresponding period of 1899. For" the longer period twenty-one show in creases and four decreases. Into New Country Direct. Mangum is extending a cordial invi tation everywhere for people to come and see it by the excursion from Okla homa points over the new Chickasha branch of the Rock Island on Sunday. The Mangum commercial c lub describes Mangum as "the metropolis of south west Oklahoma, the young giant In her infancy." It says further that "Mangum has started out on a pace that will give her 10.000 population in the near future. Mangum is destined soon to be the larg est range cattle shipping point in the world." TheChir kasha branch goesrlpht through the Kiowa-Comanche reserva tion, and many future settlers will give this excursion big patronage. COLORADO FLYER. Via "Great Rock Island Route." 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