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TOPEKA STATE JOUKNAI EVENING, OCTOBER 24, 1900.
ELECTION Republican and Democratic Politicians and Newspaper Corre spondents Give Out Estimates- Payne, Manley, New York Herald and New York Republican Headquarters, Say a Landslide For McKinley. New York. Oct. !4. Daily bclletics are being issued now from the various campaign headquarters as to the man ner in which the electoral votes will be cast of the forty-five states in this union. Following are some of the forecasts made. from Republican and Democratic standpoints: REPUBLICAN FORECAST. The Republican campaigners at the national headquarters have received a number of reports during the past week Trom ail parts of the country in regard to the political situation, and as a result of them Senator Nathan B. Scott of West Virginia said yesterday that he had made up this table which showed about what the Republicans expect to get. This table gives to McKinley 2S4 votes in the electoral coiieg-e. allows 11 to Bryan, and places 51 in the doubtful column, 27 of them being- probably Re publican. Here is Senator Scott's table: SITR3 REPUEUCAN". nil x.'tkota . ... 1 ... 23 Conn-c-ient . J-.:, vi.-.rc .... Hi. -:s Indiana Ijwi Kansas Mai:.e Marv.ard .... !a?achusett Mlc-h:ean .... 6 ( , .T-rj? ;v-ri'v;var.ia 3"- rthoW I ; . i 4 S u n Dakota 4 Uu-.h 3 Vt nu-'i.t 4 UV.shiniton 4 Wes- V;r-inia Wiserr:in 12 !tn:,-s . S Wyoming .. ...... Ne.v K.,mr.5hire.. 4 Nvr Jersey "" TotU 134 New York ' DEM- "'RATIO. Alabama 11 uih Carolina... 9 Arkar.-tiS S Tr.r.esser; 12 Kionii 4 Txas 15 G.--rga 13 Virginia 12 !:"slt'p! f Total 112 X r h C r -Una... 11 IXjCBTFUL with a CHANCE FOR THE REPUBLICANS TO WIN. Idaho S Nebraska S Montana 3 Kentu kv 13 T'-tal 27 WUBTrTL'B'ITH DEMOCRATIC TEN DENCIES. Colorado 4 M.ssouri 17 Nevada ........... 3, Total 24 "Vice Chairman Payne's Eigurea. Vice Chairman Henry C. Payne of the Republican committee is the author of Tbe Piep-ubiican forecast. It was made by him partly in reply to the foregoing Democratic table, though, aside from that Mr. Payne declares that his divis ion of the electors is based upon entire ly trustworthy reports from every state about which there is any room for areri ment. His estimate gives McKinley -il electoral voters as certain, and. on the claim that the Republicans have an even chance of winning- in Nebraska and Vtah. he thinks the full strength of the f resident'? electoral vote will not be less than 3uS. This may be increased by the addition of Colorado, Idaho, and" Ne vada. With those McKinley's strength S i the college would be :;: v " Mr. Pavr.-'s f'Tasf is as foil.-ws-El'RE FOR M K1XLET AND ROOSE- f-.i. i . C&lifmia .. Cor: r.ecueut relaware .. Illinois Indiana Iia Kentuckv .. :: Mcijicriuset MiCh:?-. N- rth Dakota .. b i jr.io .. 2 Or-e-on .. -4 F'nr.s vlvania ,. .. :5 Rh .de Island... . . V-nnor.t -. 1;?' W-st Virg-inia. .. 6 Wisconsin .. Kansas , . - IT Sou m Dakota ., .. 14 Wyoming .V;rnr'-.ta Hampshire. New Jr-4v New York !. w asmngton Total , "We have an even chance with the Democrats" said Mr. Payne, "of securing- tne electoral votes of Nebraska and Vtah. These would bring the total up to 80S." It will be noticed that in this esti mate Mr. Payne includes the two elec tors, one each in California and Ken tucky, that were counted for Ervan four ears a so. Mr. Payne classifies the other stat-a B3 fodlows: CONCEDED TO BRYAN. Alabama 11 X rrh Cai-Miia 11 Arsansas 8 s ,uth Carolina.... 9 Florida. 4 Tennessee . . Ge'.raia v; Texas U M?5Api Virginia iliss?'Uri - Tra' RKGARLED AS ta-BtFT-'il Colorado 4 N-braska .. J,-aho S Utah Nevada 3; Total ... . 12 .125 . 8 . 3 24 ith reference to ic. v - i . t-ad tftia to say: "There is no doubt W the Republicans will carry that stat by from 25.000 to 35.004 piuralitv. "rvVr they can prevent the- Democrats BteVl ir.gr :t away from them in the count !9 another thins-. This, however, is the on ly question in the contest there. I am w-.l.ir.? to go on record also as claim1 - tnat Kansas will give McKinley 20 $ majority." The Herald's Estimate. The New Tork Herald gives aa esti mate: The poll gives McKinley 28 electoral IZiZ ilf air.jer-H5S-are con cenec tr Erjan. a majority for the R puoncan candidate of 115 electors, wiui the exception of K-rturfcy. McKinlev. sui the he camM in and will west." EAla f 10 Votes in xiia far THE NEXT CONGRESS. A3 to the complexion of conjrress. the Hernias finas tnat in- r.ew house wiU ftave certaoniv is.j Republican vos. th democrats 153. the fusionists and'ailve? Repub.icans o and that 14 districts a. In doubt.- The present house stands 155 Republicans. lo2 Democrats. 7 fuion's-s and 3 seats are. vacant. Thus the publican majority would be siifht'F'in creased. At present the Republicans har p,i members of the senate. The Herald poll gives them 45 members nrt yea'-, or one more than a majority. There ari 31 doubtful senatorial elections ;.r. Amor.; the indications cited by the Her ald are that Quay in Pennsylvania and Kikins In West Virginia may b de feated. Maryland, ."est Virgin la, Delaware nd New Tork are claimed for McKin ic y racuced plura. iX;m, but the in FORECASTS formation tipon which these claims are made is both doubtful and qualified. TT.T.INOIS RATHER DOUBTFUL. In the middle west the Herald finds that Illinois and Indiana and the other states that went for McKinley In lSittJ will support him this year. As to Illi nois', however, "Cook county is the key to the situation. If the Democrats get a very large plurality there, the state is doubtful and likely to go to Bryan. Alschuler, the Democratic candidate for governor, may be elected over Tates, the Republican candidate, and the fight between Senator Cullom and Governor Tanner for the control of the legislature may give it to the Democrats, resulting in the election of a Democrat from Illi nois." The farmer vote Is depended upon to hold Indiana in line for McKinley. Kan sas is given to the Republican candi date by a p.robable plurality of 12,0u0, North and South Dakota are also placed in the Republican column Minor changes are touched upon In the far west. The probable outcome in de tail, as the Herald sees it, is as fol lows: For McKinley California. 9: Connecti cut, 6: Delaware, "; Illinois. 24; Indiana, 15; Iowa, 13: Kansas, 10: Maine, 6; Maryland. 8; Massachusetts, 15; Michi gan. 14: Minnesota, 9: New Hampshire, 4: New Jersey, 10: New Tork, 36; North Dakota, 3; Ohio, 23; Oregon, 4: Pennsyl vania, 32; Rhode Island, 4; South Da kota, 4: Vermont. 4; Washington, 4; West Virginia. 6: Wisconsin, 12; Wyom ing. 3. Total, 2S1. For Bryan Alabama. 11: Arkansas. 8; Colorado, 4: Florida, 4: Georgia. 13; Ida ho. 3: Kentucky, 13; Louisiana., 8: Mis sissippi. &; Missouri, 17: Montana, 3; Ne braska, S: Nevada, 3; North Carolina. 11; .South Carolina, 9: Tennessee. 12; Texas, 15: Utah. ?,; Virginia. 12. Total, 16i Total electoral votes. 447. Nec-ssary to elect. 224. McKinley's indicated majority, 113. Manley'a Figures. Joseph H. Manley, of the Republican national committee, is so sure now that Indiana. i3 in the Republican column of etates that he today gave out what will doubtless be his final forecast of the campaign. He figures that McKinley and Roosevelt will carry 26 states, giv ing the Republican ticket 2S1 votes.while the Democrats will carry 14 states, giv ing Bryan US electoral votes, and they wiil also appropriate the electoral vote cf Kentucky, although Mr. Manley says the Republicans will undoubtedly carry the state. Idaho. Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska and Utah are con sidered doubtful by Mr. Manley, who says, among other things: i "On October 3 I gave the probable re sult of electoral votes, assigning to Mc Kinley and Roosevelt 26S votes. The poll rtrcei-el at the headquarters from the several states corroborates fully the es timate I gave -on October 3. and places, an addition, Indiana in the sure Republi can column. If we add to tne 81 votes the 13 votes of Kentucky, which are surely to be cast for the Republican ticket, it will make 2&4 electoral votes, an 1 McKinley and Roosevelt will hon estly receive these votes, but we do not expect these Kentucky electoral votes to be giver, as they are cast. 'The following states will undoubtedly be carried by th Repub''cans: REPUBLICAN STATES. California .. O-r.nect'CUt rIaare .. Iiiir.ois In. liana . 3' 9 New York 35 6 North Dakota 3 S- Ohio 3 4: Orez-on 4 15 Pennsylvania .... 32 13 Rhode Island 1 South Dakota 6 Vermont . 4 . 4 . 4 .. 4 . 6 . 12 . 3 M un Maryland Massachusetts .. Michis-tin Minnesota New Hampshire S Washington 1.. s est irgima 14 v isconsin i Wyoming ..... f i 1 Total 2S1 rsew Jersey. OEMOCP.ATIC STATES. "These states are surely Democratic: Alabama ..... 11 Tennessee 12 Artansjj h Texas 15 Florida 4 Virginia . ....... 32 Georgia 13 Montana 3 Louisiana s North Carolina .. 11 Mississippi o Nevada 3: Total 118 South Carolina... & DOUBTFUL STATES. Idaho 3 Utah S C ..'orsdo 4' - Missouri 37, Totftl 35 Nebraska S; New Tork Life's Idea. For the purpose of getting unprejudic ed opinions as to how the electoral votes of each state will be cast the New Tork Life Insurance company has for the past two months been sending out circulars offering souvenir albums to each person who would send in his estimate of the result in every state and particularly of the result in his own state. Up to Thurs day night 44, MS answers had been re ceived. They came from every state and territory and from policyholders and non-policyholders. The officials of the company put a score of clerks to work cn the returns yesterday and the result is the following estimate based on the majority opinion: STATES FOR BRTAN. A'ahar 11 Nebraska .. ... 8 ... 3 .. 11 .. 9 ... 12 ... 15 ... 12 Arnn-as S Nevada C'.i.-.ra.io 4 North Carolina I loriia 4 South Carolina Georgia 13 Tennessee Louisiana j Texas Mississippi Virginia Missouri i M ntana 3! Total ...147 H'IBuIm WITH A BRTAJ LEAN- Idaho 5 Utalx ... Kentucky l : Maryland T--tal STATES FOR SfKIXLET. Califom New Tork 36 Connecticut .. Illinois Indiana. Iwa. Kansas M .me Massachusetts . Michigan ., Minnesota N.w Hampshire. : North Dakota 3 4 Ohio 3 3 5 Oregon 4 3 1 Pennsylvania Zi 1 '' Rhode Island .... 4 6 Vermont 4 35 Washington - 4 14 Wisconsin 4 &' Wyoming . . 3 4i Total 30 DOUBTFUL. WITH A iTKIXLEY LEANING. Delaware 3, We-st Virginia 6 S---h rakota 4! Total 13 f i.wo nucared and twenty-four votes are necessary to a chciee, so that the Republican candidates, according to this estimate, would be elected with 38 votes to spare, even if ail of the states classed doubtful were to vote for Bryaa. FROM BOTH SIDES- Abbot, McGuire, Mack, Philadelphia North American, St. Louis Republic, See Only Victory For Bryan. DEMOCRATIC EC-RECAST. . How Stevenson See It Adlal E. Stevenson made the flat-footed declaration that the Democrats would carry Indiana, and he added: "Ohio should be put down as very likely to give its electoral votes for Bryan. To my mind, the two great doubtful states which lean more strong ly to the Democratic than to the Re publican side in this fight are New Tork and Ohio." Mr. Stevenson then made the following estimate of the situation as it stands to day: "For McKinley California, 9; Connec ticut, fi; Iowa, 13; Maine, 6; Massachu setts, 15; Michigan, 14; Minnesota, 9; New Hampshire, 4; North Dakota, 3; Oregon, 4; Pennsylvania, 32; Rhode Isl and, 4; Vermont, 4; Wisconsin, 12; Wyoming, 3, Total, 133. "For Bryan Alabama, 11; Arkansas. 8; Colorado, 4; Florida. 4; Gjorgia, 13; Ida ho, 3; Indiana. 15; Kentucky, 13; Louis iana, 8: Maryland, 8; Mississippi, 9: Mis souri, 17; Montana, 3; Nebraska, 8; Ne vada, 3; North Carolina, 11; South Caro lina, 9; Tennessee, 12; Texas, 15; Utah, 3; Virginia, 12. Total, 19. "Doubtful Illinois, 24: Kansas, 10; New Jersey, 10; New Tork, 3fi; Ohio. 23; South Dakota, 4; Washington, 4; West Virginia, 6; Delaware. 3. TotaL 120." "Willis J. Abbot's Forecast. Willis J. Abbot, manager of the Dem ocratic national campaign burea.u, made his first prediction today as to the re sult of the election. According to Man ager Abbot, Bryan is sure of the elec tion, with 272 electoral votes, or 4i to spare, while McKinley will get only 11, end may fatten his score a trifle from the t'i votes which Manager Abbot es teems doubtful- Here is the forecast of the manager of the Democratic national campaign bureau: Mc- rjonbt State. Bryan. Kinley. fuL Alabama 11 ... ... Arkansas , S ... ... California ... ... 9 Colorado 4 ... ... Connecticut S ... Delaware ... ... S Florida 4 ... ... Georgia 13 ... Id-ho 3 liim is ... ... 24 Indiana 15 ... ... Iowa ... 13 ... Kansas ... ......... -. 10 ... . . Kentucky ........... .. 13 ... ... Louisiana ........ ...... 8 ... Maine S Maryland 8 ... ... Majssaehusetts -- ... 15 ... Michigan ... ... 14 M.nnesota. ... 9 Mississippi 9 Missouri 17 . ... Montana 3 ... ... Nebraska 8 Nevada .. 3 ... ... New Hampshire ......... ... 4 ... New Jersey 10 ... New Tork 3o - ... ... North Carolina 11 North Dakota 3 Ohio 23 Orfgon 4 Pennsylvania ... 32 ... Rhode Island 4 ... South Carolina. . 9 ... ... South Dakota 4 ... Tennessee 12 ... ... Texas 15 ... ... Utah 3 ... ... Vermont 4 ... Virginia 12 ... ... Washington 4 ... ... West Virginia 6 Wisconsin 12 ... Wyoming ... 3 ... Total "272 "Hi "is Gives Bryan 235 Votes. W. R. Bell, of the Philadelphia North American sys New Tork and Indiana Wiil be carried by the Democrats. Mr. Bryan will carry the following states and be elected: Alabama 31 Nebraska ......... 8 Arkansas 'Nevada 3 Colorado 4 New Tork 36 Delaware 3 North Carolina .. 31 Florida f South Carolina ... 9 Georgia 13 South Dakota 4 Idaho 3 Tennessee 12 Indiana 35: Texas 35 Kentucky 13 Utah 3 Louisiana. 8-Virig-nia 12 Maryland ......... 8'; Wyoming ......... 3 Mississippi ....... S Missouri 17! Total ............ .235 Montana 31 W. R. BELL, The Philadelphia North. American (Rep.) Sees a Bryan Victory. W. S. Daniels of the SL Louis Repub lic, of opinion the Democratic! candidate is stronger than ever before. I think Mr. Bryan will hold all the states he secured in 1S36 and will gain in addition New Tork and Kentucky. This would insure his election by 225, regardless of the result in Indiana. Illi nois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Maryland, or West Virginia. As -viewed from Wash ington, Bryan seems stronger every where than he was four years ago. In IS; Bryan secured 176 electors. Of these he may lose ten in Kansas, but I think he is more likely to regain eight in Maryland, which went to McKinley four years ago. It seems to me. recalling all the cir cumstances o-f 1496. and comparing them with conditions of today, the result in any event is likely to be close, and that the present situation does not at all warrant a confident claim by either party of an overwhelming victory. In twenty-eight years no president has been re-elected, which of itself is ominous i'r the Republicans, aside from the history of New Tork and Indiana, which shows their tendency to alternate regularly be tween the two parties in presidential campaigns. In short. I think the result promises to be close: that the Democrats have excel lent prospects of carrying New Tork and regaining Kentucky, with good chances of success in Maryland. Indiana and West Virginia. In other words, that the fight will be ciose. with the chances this time favoring Mr. Bryan. W. S. DANIELS, St. Louis Republic (Deo.) Mc Glare's Prediction. Chairman McGuire today made a pre diction at Democratic state headquarters in reference to the Republican claims that McKinley would come down to the Harlem river with 100.000 majority were erroneous. He said: "I feei confident McKinley will come to the borders cf greater New Tork with less than 75.000 majority. This will be offset by the Democratic majority ia greater New Tork, and Ifeel confident that Mr. Bryan will carry New Tork state and will be elected president. The demonstrations for Mr. Bryan up the state are unparalleled and they have ex ceeded Mr. Bryan's expectations. "We have received considerable money cf late in New Jersey, and now we are confident that it will be in the Demo cratic column. I .have been surprised at the call for speakers from Ohio. This is a good sign. It shows that even in Ohio the Democrats are active and have a chance to win." Stone on the Issue. W. J. Stone of the Democratic national committee, shares the belief of State Chairman McGuire that Bryan can and will get the electoral vote of New Tork. Moreover, he declares that New Jersey and Ohio will be found in the Demo cratic column. "I don't know about New Tork being the storm-center," he said today, "but we will make a strong fight here, and I am confident, too, that we will win In New Jersey. A week ago the New Jersey Democratic leaders told me they had no chance to win. Today the same men came to me and said that Bryan would carry New Jersey. This is no Muff. Their statement was based on informa tion. Another thing we could carry In diana today by SO.ftOO plurality, and I am positive that we will have the Presi dent's own state, too. This may sound Etartling, but a revolution is in progress, and if my predictions do not turn out tc be true, I have been very badly fooled. "We can elect Bryan without New Tork state,"said Mr. Stone, in conclusion, "but we will give him this state's elec toral vote, too." Mack Sees Victory. Norman E. Mack, the national com mitteeman for the state of New Tork, is thoroughly convinced now that Bryan will carry the state. Mr. Mack is one of the shrewdest politicians in New Tork. He is a resident of Buffalo, and has made a record there as a political man ager of far more than ordinary ability. Mr. Mack, furthermore, ia a. very con servative man. "I have been in 35 out of the 60 coun ties in the state since the Kansas City convention, and I am now more than ever satisfied that the Republican man agers will not go to Manhattan island with over 60,000 majority. Tou will ob serve that I am allowing them a very liberal majority when I say this. Men who are accustomed to the political conditions in Greater New Tork ail con cede, and concede it openly, that Greater New Tork will give Mr. Bryan, outside of Kings county, a majority of at least 75.(Xi0. I have talked with the Kings county leaders, and those that know them are aware of their conservatism. They all feel certain that Kings county will give Bryan a majority of 15.000. I believe that Mr. Bryan's tour of the state is one of the most remarkable dem onstrations ever given any candidate for office. James G. Blaine's tour in 1&S4 (and he was the greatest campaigner of his time) can not be compared to it. Mr. Bryan was through here in 1S56, and there is no comparison with the crowds and enthusiasm of then and now. This all means that the New Tork of 1900 is not the New Tork of lsHL In the former year the Germans of the state, and there are lots of them here, were ail for McKinley. Bryan didn't get enough German votes to consider. This year, in my opinion, 65 per cent, of the German citizens of the state will vote for Bryan on the imperialistic is sue alone. "In 1S82 the state went over 192.000 for Cleveland and two years later it gave him onlv 1.100. At that time we polled but 1,200,000 votes. We poll 1.600.000 votes cow. and it will not require so great a change this year to overcome the 250.000 given McKinley in 1SSS as it required when we polled fewer votes to cut the Cleveland majority down to 1,100. "Erie county, where I live, went for McKinley by 1.500, but the Democrats have carried the county twice since then. Cleveland never carried it. but Bryan will carry it this time as sure as the sun shines. New Tork state's electoral vote will be in the Bryan column this year." Discusses Herald's Poll. O. O. Stealey, Louisville Courier-Journal eastern correspondent: The forecast of the election by the New Tork Herald today is the talk of the politicians. It gives McKinley 2S1 votes and Bryan 165. The Herald fore cast the election of Cleveland in 1892 antf McKinley in 1S&6, but each of these elec tions was discounted also by the intel ligent voters a month before the elec tions. The Herald gives Ohio. Indiana, Illinois. Maryland and West Virginia to McKinley. It also gives him Kansas and four of the extreme western states that Bryan carried in ISMS. It gives Bryan eleven less votes than he received in 1896. The only gain it gives Bryan i3 the vote of Kentucky. If there is a tidal wave f or McKinley the Herald's f orecast may prove true, otherwise Bryan will be elected. If Indiana goes for McKinley. then I do not believe that Bryan will get as large a vote as the Herald gives him. How the Herald can concede a Repub lican loss of 150,000 in New Tork stat and still give McKinley states that Bry an carried in the west in 1596 is per plexing. Is Bryan stronger east now and weaker in the west than in 1S96? T! so, why would he not carry Maryland Delaware and West Virginia ? If Bryan, according- to the Herald forecast, has gained 156.000 votes in New Tork and 40,000 votes in New Jersey in four years, would not the same percentage of gaint give him Maryland. Indiana. West Vir ginia and Delaware? Certainly it would. But to go back again for a moment to the FTrld (-t-T. I "n.-.ta o c fw-. SOMb' FALLING PLURALITIES SINC3 ISA ProbtD'e Ren'a Stat. 19. plnra'l v 190 X 1 s NVw Tork e.49 115.Sm 1"2. ' X-w Jersey 87 44 V 4 :.4 1 Marviand SS.224 5.' 27 22! I iin-is 142.-49- &. SC. 9 Wisco-isin 1 Z.'T2 4'0O (2.615 Minnesota 5. b 5.01 l-,.5 Six states given above in the HerJ show a Republican loss of 400,000 votes, or. to be accurate. 3P7.510. And with this heavy loss of Republican votes in six states staring it in the face the Herald makes Bryan weaker than four years ago. RAILROADj NEIYS. Topeka Local Freight Agents' Association Organizing. Representatives of the SeTeral Koads in Close Toueh. WELL HATE SAXCTI0X Of the Companies to Their Mutual Agreements. Hock Island Freight Station to Be Enlarged. The organization of a local freight agents' association la undp way In To peka. The several local agents have held a number of conferences recently and a formal organization, to be known as the Topeka Local Freight Agents association, has been determined upon. The association will have the recognition and support of the agents' several com panies, it is said, when its formation is completed by them, of which only the election of officers remains to be cone. An agreement on the five o'clock rule regarding the receiving of freight is in force at ail the depots, by joint consent of the agents. The belief that further good will result from a closer organiza tion is responsible for the proposed new association. There is a desire on the part of the agents to have uniform treatment accorded shippers and patrons in other phases of the business, as in collections, for instance, and by working in har mony these ends will be better obtained. The freights agents of this citv are W. H. Nichols. Rock Island; W. C. Garvey, Santa F; J. C. Fulton. ITnion Pacific; F. E. Nipps, Missouri Pacific; R. Stevens, Rock Island depot, North Topeka, and Charles Gertiesen, o' the Santa Fe depot in North Topeka. "We have been holding several meet ings," said one local agent, "with a view to organizing a local freight agents' as sociation. All the local agents are agreed upon it and its final and formal organiz ation is practically assured. I think we will all get together and elect officers one of these days. At our meeting a week ago everyone was in favor of the proposition. Testerday we couldn't muster our forces in full, but I think it was because business rush prevented some from keeping the engagement." TO ENLASGE FREIGHT DEPOT. E-ock Island Station Uets New Offices and Covered Platform. Within a week or two extensive Im provements will be made to the Topeka freight depot of the Rock Island rail road. The volume of business trans acted demands more room for storage, for handling and for the office force The structure proper will be extended 40 feet to the east by a two-story ad dition. This is for the freight clerks' office and the room now occupied by them will be given over to freight room. A platform SO feet In length will also be built on the west end of the station. This platform will be roofed and will in itself be a great convenience in the handling of freight. The Rock Island reports its share of Topeka's freight traffic to be very large and constantly increasing. The present enlargement of their freight depot, giv ing improved shipping facilities, will no doubt be much appreciated by shippers. Work upon the alterations and additions will be commenced immediately upon the completion of the changes now being made at the North Topeka depot. A construction gang was put on there Tuesday, and when they have that job completed the station on this side of the river will receive their attention. OB.IE2JT EOAD SET-BACK. Financial Fight is On Against Presi dent Stilwell's Big Railway Project The financial fight between John W. Gates and Arthur E. Stilwell, as oppos ing factors in the Guardian Trust com pany, has been "plunged" into court at Kansas City. Testerday Frank Hager man, as counsel for Mr. Gates and sev eral associates, filed a bill cf complaint, in which he makes various charges against Mr. Stilwell, chief among which is the liabiity of his using the Guardian Trust cempany to its disadvantage to further the interests of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient railroad. The eompiainant asks for an injunc tion restraining him from doing this and that a receiver he appointed for the Trust company. Judge Philips, in the United States court, yesterday granted a temporary injunction, and set the hear ing as to whether it should be made permanent for 9:30 o'clock this morn ing. A meeting of the stockholders of the Trust company was to have been held today, when eight new directors were to have been elected. Mr. Stilwell has secured enough proxies to enable him to control the election of these di rectors, and they will control the future action of the board of directors. Gates, in his suit, is joined by several other stockholders, who allege they pur chased stock in the company under false representations as to the value of secu rities held by it. The total amount of stock represented in the suit is some what more than 10 per cent, of the total Mr. Stiiwell believes the suit is the re sult of a personal fight against him and that it gains strength by the sup port of interests that are opposed to the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient road, of which he is promoter. In regard to the whole contention, which appears to have been started to prevent the Trust company aiding in the financing of the Orient railway, Mr. Stil well says: "Mr. Gates tried to rule the Trust company, and failing he is now endeav oring to ruin it. The suit is a personal attack on me and an effort to prevent the Orient line from being built. It will be a severe blow to Kansas City if a receiver is appointed for the Guardian Trust company. Tfie company is in good financial condition and its pros pects are of the brightest kind. It is not interested in any way in the Orient railroad enterprise beyond acting as trustee for which it is to be paid. I have been particular to keep the affairs of both companies separate and distinct and the statement that the Trust com pany's money was being used for the railroad is false. Gates and his friend only own about 10 per cent, of the stock of the Guardian Trtrst company." PASS AGREEMENT RENEWED. Abolishing Resolution Fails Again, Bat Penalty Clause is Adopted, St. Lcuis, Mo., Oct. 24. All railway lines west and southwest of the Mississippi river comprising about 130.0.W) miles of trackage, took action here Tu';. :ay on the pass agreement for the coming year. General Manager Howard Eiliott. of the Burlington, was in the chair and ail lin&s were represented. The old agreement was reaffirmed and an additional clause adopted providing a penalty far vioia- Perth nATOn fp.p.r 5' lCLtVT 1 AlMxxi tor 7 W .",-:.Sc tion of the agreement. Each line is to put up a deposit of t"00 and upon con viction for violation of the agreement by the local committees a fine of tVnt wiil be imposed and at once collected. A resolution was Introduced to abolish free transportation entirely for the com ing year, but on being put to a vote it was lost as was a similar resolution at the meeting held here last year. It was felt that the conditions were not ripe for such a radical measure, but a cem mittee was appointed t confer with ex ecutive officers of lines in all other sec tions of the country, looking to the adula tion of such action in the future. Local committees were appointed at St. Louis, Chicago, St Paul. Kaca City and Omaha, with discretionary power as to the issuance of passes. THOUGHT HE HAD atTIT. Section Foreman's Idea of His Broth er's Fate in Texas Flood. At the time of the equinoctial floods in Texas that damaged a great deal of rail road property lata month, a peculiar in cident happened near Fort Worth. While it cost the life of a human b' ing. it ad ie 1 another good yarn to a Rock Island racor.teur'3 stock f amusing taies. A section gang on that part of the Southern division had a Sweae foreman. J -ibn also ha d a brother who worked in his gang. About the middi of the wet-k the superintendent happened along whn John's gar.g was working, and not seeing the brother in the pang ask'-d: "Where's your brother, John?" "Dunn," John replied care!-ssly. But upon the superintendent's persist ing in knowing of the whera bouts of John's brother, John finally said: "I tank h'm tjua-at." "Tou think he's quit?" "Ta-as." "What makes you think fee's quit, John?" "Well, I dunno. He fall in river, las' Sonday. He a nt cum back. I tank h'm qua-aL." FROM NEWT02T. C. C. Crewson, foreman of the car yards in La Junta, was here Sunday, the guest of G. I. Woods. Mr. Crewfc.11 and Mr. Woods are old-time boon compan ions, and both gentlemen enjoyed the visit "immensely." The "bumper" among the firemen got in his work again. Mason took Rey nolds' place on the and Reynoius deposed Wooden on the 91. Wooden, goes to tbe Hutchinson branch again, which will compel Leap to take tbe pool. FROM EMPORIA. A. S. Brown, of Hutchinson. Is offi ciating as expressman on the Kansas City plug. J. T. K'y who worked in the coal chutes and wood yards here some time ago has returned from Topeka where he has been some time. Fireman C. E. Habit left for Chicago Sunday where he gos to meet Vice President Barr and the firemen's griev ance committee. Conductor Simpson had troubles of his own yesterday afternoon. As his stock extra was leaving the yards one of the wheels on. the car r.ext to The way-car came loose and climbed the rail causing the car to lave the track and pulled the way-cat" off with it. Several stock men were riding on top of the last car and they said it was the roughest kind of riding while the car was going over the tis. that they had had for some time. None of the cattle were hurt. SANTA FE LOCALS. Charles Horton. who has been visiting in this city f'T two weeks and circulat ing amongst his former sobooimates, re turned Tuesday to Tucson, Arizona. Joseph Byers, boss of the f re depart ment, is off on a visit to relatives In Texas. , A fore of a dozen workmen beean the excavations for the new blacksmith shop vestTday. The mnsons wi'.l now get to work and the building will be rushed from now on. Traveling Agents II. C. Shield? of the "Wabash and A. L Fisher of the Chicago - Northwestern were over from Kansas Citv on the Santa Fe yesterday. The Santa Fe shops at Sto-ktn. Cal.. are to be removed t Port Richmond by th end of the year. The roundhouse wiil remain at Stockton. TABLE AND KITCHEN. Conducted by I J la. Ames Willis, 710 Chamber f Commerce EuiUJin. Chicago, to frhrm all inquiries sh : uld be addresed- A!l Rights Reserved by Bairiing Co., Chicago. Some Delightful Saroriea. The?? a.reese'-vri1?! to o'jr Met of 3?he cxit'm. ar;i not neoesii y. has created a demand for. and the list increas each season as the seekers aitr riovri:ie dis cover s om e t hi r; cr new ar d yet untried. Thf4 3ihe may b served at vari u periods throughout the menl, from b-gin-rir.g at the flrt course, sptMzt, to tiie end in the chRnar'er a " -t. AN" IMPORTANT FKA7 !"RE. Tn ail thee d-h-s there rnut bj & tourh of piquancy, an eiemer.t. puneent, keen, biting. Kir her su-tur or hot or a combina tion of both. At the beginning of the rrreai these usually take the form of sand wiches. canal'-5 or c c k t w ; i . n h r the salad course feme chees- pr pration. ani at the ed a bi of r he-, an olive, pre served piner or the iridispenT-ab'e crff--e. A'l throughout th ro if it b- c m pri?ed nf many and ri h coijr- frr, o! ves. pick'es and fiH-d ru's are pas-ei We leave the rea'l-rs to f.,.rzri rbr owr. c :nri aivns e U wh-?h-r a jrn T"UB :n dulsrenee in thee tii'-he is arc-jreir-e to hyeritc law.- f-n a natura'Iv refinJ taFT. To u.e th-e artjei-s f!n'y as ce::: ire-? to Inrre-i i he pre t. - te jshou.-d not be necessary and s-j p-c -- ,. th !o-a of ii , I:sr to ea wi:h r. .;i;her results to be gained from our f- nd. THK frlM.PI.J-; PAVORTK9. Oliv-. y.--l;e.i .uuts an- : "bi- r f cheee, " a fa.- hi on f our er raij dmot h er 0 time, -wrfc"n imiu;r d in ":i rrvderat n r-, re I- n.;" erviUErh n x nms--: ve anj not Ty f-, rut-l.jrct'i food va'ueis but art mii'.l our--;- . I; u with ihe as in T'-ziT'i to e ery thing . 005- rve tc-n-'pra-;e ar.d o not r.at rnre than enough btca.ue tuty tjte gjod, a ciiud- i i Fin; Th?s foods tre Subject to a daily test at the wrwLf fimeJ BATTLE CKEfcfC SANI TARIUM vier iTes would fay CoofcedT ' 1 r'ln I the forfeit were crdtttaty fre farei jods used. They have been pf Bounced by the S murium pbjiiciiBt as iBdiFpca sable Is tbe ioc.lul treatment of com mo caxtric dTFpepsls. I i 6e and fnrrh lh l,...c .f I-M.piequu ker ib.B mmj mt cr-l f' iDLD. 4 .ft f r Hj.it r . k &Bftar1uiD f-'.l () t Im ln'id Upon tjr tf- many f-. (i on otir r.'1'O- luao. Foul co fclt.s imfc it .1 U- Jh habit many grown people have rwt overcome. -Nf-K VT SAVr-H?K These In the frm f deviled HheR, nir r1e or hitrhiy F-H.-cn'd jsamiw --'" ' usuaT.v -rvt-d f -r innohe-m or ' ? dih supp-r. TV-e give an ojto-i v, - v for umg up In a d-iii.iy, t "i-Xa U- m .n ner, many i h'.r ..-" h,ri ; n..tT' r . , ari pt the s:im Tn. jtve mnr y a d . r fr,r fresh mat wMrh re inwyi a lax on the iiml'-u pTv ;bk. AN "H y CANAn" RmTve t h- l nt f rem a b t S- of g ' A inch' vtn, prerv-d In oil. put f. ur 1. - a nmna r or w i . mi i a 1 t -'--;! 1 1 1 m -1 n jii. ishth of a --. r i f r -v-er.re or pa-i-ik-i. M h mr-i r, jw.'I .j thU poor r .:i of r.tnu r. Pun.J 01 r-.j t a pa.Te. "ut tn;- "t ptie iij t r tms quaruty f ar.' hijvl-s-t. n'la-t r of ' Inch tnick. ",, and or h-if Im'i wi and thr-e irch- ion:. "l-r.lv f -ur i:tr F;.or.'u.M f i-iitt-r ; n! fry tb. .:!;- o" brr-;id a iVIIfaie brown in ti.i-. o i w X Fprad "With t h anchovy p.-i. 'ut it,. n riihir.i' ur.t h' vtr i r: t 1 1 f 1 : t f p)'. e. r-irratiK V' on enoh -.t - o war t ' f clu: m i-'l fnl the t .a in t w .- with ai' -r- ai-- 1 1 i of w hi: :i t : . of two hard bo,i-d -gy-i .r ye i trir.no-, a sieve. A rrai v th- a r,..-? on h -end gartaif h With t ufT J u.ivea or piai- j.hS. TKVII.K! Lr.TS Take th 1 t. b k r w 3rstf t r i cliict--n or ti.-r f..i. p -r- o -- vin sh'ij.rp k:;if. riji .tr wimi t'--.t'i a -ter ar.il cyvpr ;h a mixture f a ' - rt Pi'V'!!f ui of ma." n:.: J' n- r-y u i cutv powiir. 1'r- ii ihrn . serve With f ' 'I io :;k u- : A c y-' u f th- gravy or m -rk, a t-a.-toor.f 2I r-t't- d sue. r. j ui'-e of ori- 1 n n. oa- h f p , ri ku tlir-e ttajp' r lu.s 'if , 1 i;p u '.. if you u-e w.n-'. ha;f a trp of p h . r ry. Pof k the .rs-s in t iru n6 ut five mlriute uf rv h-t f-n wrw. .y.Ti:u AN A 11 -S. Cut sl;r--s .f br-.wn i-a-1 irtn f-r'-v rhapt. Krrnove the rr ule fnm 1- !rk', ovsters. cut th m in trml x -a. h-4 a tabieyprMjiif -j1 of rh:-rn'-i o;-r-, a t;.).i.--FpAontu! of rh' ?- h-rkios, t w i .i. si lorsf u)s of if 1 d hor-r..ii h. lir" tabl-poor f uiM c h"pied 1 i ry. y. v, rt fatwiut quarter of ,1 ip of V , . dr'-inc and twj tbl p..r f ui of w ..r-c-st rehire shuc. Spr- ad r.r th- l" a u which t i.i'V d h vf-i y s.if-.t v i-u tj r i. Garnish with r-r"" 1 -'i'-d -) rv. CHKiK PKl.IS'-i. Put Into a bowl, f'tur tsUo-p.'-rj. f uis prated ' h- -r-e, t w o ur. a t : -i- m. fui of rfi-it-d butf r. a -i.v, f p.!f..n., -v and quart r of a tjr..,t f , .f .R:t 1 . .t a J to a cn-m. Mix a t-a p unf .1 of f. -r with a Ta t poor. ul if-im ; 1 h 1 othr mixture. P. .it ad w.-H t' 'h- r. Ei'read upon rnjtt-r-d raok"-w. kI-jiii n a hot oven a fw minus aj.d prve. Answers to loquirie?. HAPKED PPOWN pnTAIYiF' Mix S. K M.. Ypl:arnl. P h . r!t-: Have bfn lrtt-rsw-i tr a io;.(c lime Su t h.ls cleo.art rrent. ar i w - mi i.i- t fr a r--Jp f- r h: -hd br-iwn p- r - h-h. Cold, boiid, lft-ov r pot ' o. Vk i ; 3 wn. fwtr for thm dih. if not Too we.i ft r-. They mut not te m'y r thy w"l n-t ke?p th-ir hap. f'hop th-ni very t r.--.' liub a hfTiwih ornI t or fryh'.r pn a jaJioe ow on) !) ; nieit a t-ti- s; fui of butter, and whn hjT tu.,,s in t h- t;i " . r"prn wIt h m it a nd" i pp r : pr-- j . w -1 srnot hf v nver tii l - ti rn of p.t n, w A ft and here th-y . ( i w y . tr out tirriMk- ui.til thv t r a rif h, r brown on bottom; Ht ut 1" rfilr.'jt- m i brown h-m. ri k . v ry i. k h y w t- fIy mtn'-d p;.rr-iy. and r- ii -rf v like an omkt. S-rve on a hot plate i:ti parsiey parri-h an-i j.Hrh-d (-'-'. Are r.'ji th- r-i ip" y n r ! r To puh-l'h-d in the daiv p:.p r? I W"td a i . you to dr.jp a curd to the oi t.r utui i-vrn if thl i- ift the cae- It ia the ruJ.i in ail ii h'-r i hry ,. kpi:n'"h krtkt potato. A uooril.r. A:st.:iv, f , 1 r . . w Kfndley tr e r-Mpei f -r Fr-t" h fro- l p . Xn t (" and brown po-. at -m 1, iojjo.j in tn-nu. Vah and pnr the p?; ' o nd rut in'o ei h: t,. rizt h wi-; tnr.w t, : w 1- tr n id F"nk an hour. Jlr:-in m -I v crfuity e n t - 3 I tv in t T f t d-pen 'UKh to float th-m urs'il a P f.lden bromn ati'l dry and th -t v ir, ! -, 0 not h:ii the fr,l to. h"t. a !;V!,..- m'.jt ha v tim t r 00 k a r;d r t it'-t t --j brown; have f ,t an Y-. r w f r d- u. n,u' . Thla 1 pr'.h;tbiy the r-- tr yo.tj r-f'T t : Hoil ard rr,-h ih p t, t at d r'-.fin with catt. f- pper. m P-d r.-;t r ' fi r t cream en -ut-h to m i-t n. ' Mt ! h' v ?: a fork. h - :i put i t ' a wTt--- j h r-,u 1 . w rm. put Frr.;:!'r r i - t lnrt r o v r f top and put !n a qKk on ?r, brovrp. If the pft a '! re .r;- with p r"-t thy ?-r j.i.'K'ii ur.'I-'r u, m'-at fenl t k -ed. Th-y brrm'r r.ioely in that w- y an I are verv w- FTi:A.MKIi OKAHAM T! KEA f. Pi ft ii.tr- cupn vta. v,. rn f'ur. i-e r: :r wh it e fJ - - ur. ; t"ip' - t . f . i .'.' 1 i ? h r-e ami a h.i .f h tenpK(rrf an Bo a t srtft her. Mix o r p r? .-.'.i ?, j two a n'l a h ;i f ( ;r !--or rni; - 1 - r ' -nnd f ir into dry ir Kr-'':i t, SY u w '! rrxe-l, turn 1' to a 9. j-i-nMr-d rn -1 n- p team four hoi;rn, t,M t- ' h" rn J on a jmvffiri rir.ir ii d-i P- r to t-r turning. If you have no r-ruiar Kt-ir.-r. r Goes Twice as Far as Lard or Butter! ITIS IA5ILY DIGESTED AND ALWAYS CLEANLY. WHICH LARD Ii NOT. Wesson's Salad Oil it far g-ra-rr au than the har im ported abn il mnd hu tfcc im flavor. Aax yoai fxtad.j g-ocr far it aoi mrm pea nur. f 1 V.. i .