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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 24, 1900 Wm STATE JOURNAL BT FRANK P. MAC LENNAN. Volume xxvii no. 255 TERM3 OF SUBSCRIPTION. Iaily edition, delivered ov carrier, 10 cents a week to any part of Topes or suburbs, or at the same price In any Kan Fas town where the paper baa a carrier Fystem. By mail, one year l y mail, three months w Weekly edition, one year " prmnNTXT HOME. Topeka State Journal building. 800 and tC3 Kansas avenue, corner o Eighth. NEW YORK OFFICE. Temple Court Bldg. A. Frank Richardson. Mgr. rHICAOO OFFICE. Stock Excharffa Bidg-. A. Frank Richardson. Mr. LONDON office:. IS Ked Lion Court, Fleet Street. TELEPHONES. m Puain'ss Off'ce Bll 'Fhons 101 Reporters' Room Boll 'Phono 677 The second battle la rapidly drawing to a. close. The "also ran" column will bs un usually long; this year. The voter seems not to have needed the customary Invitation to register" this year. , With the Democrats claiming Ohio the Republicans could not do less than claim Nebraska. Igrr.atlus Donnelly appears to have got less excitement out of the campaign than anybody else. The attention of the forecaster's Is called to the fact that there is still time to revise their estimates. Hobson couldn't wait till after elec tion before making another effort to gain the center of the stase. The next time Senator Hanna settles the coal strike perhaps he will do it in such a way that it will stay settled. If the people of what was once the Indian territory "keep up the fight for two states they may get one in the course of time. The result of the election car.not be rorisidered as absolutely settled until the country hears from Creelman and Grosvenor again. The man who gives out his election forecast early in t1- mpaign stands a chance of havi:i? i to pieces by the other fellows. The czar Fays he doesn't want any Chinese territory but his generals con tinue pr-rsistemly to drive the native In habitants out of Manchuria. It will be noted that the Democrats have so far refrained from claiming Iowa and the Republicans are disposed to let the opposition have Texas. While the attention of New York citl zpns and financiers was Mirned in the campaign an employer of .he First Na tional bank quietly made away with S700.000 of the bank's money. John Wanamaker has gone onto the stump in Pennsylvania and it may be come necessary for Mr. Quay to do some vigorous shaking of the plum tree. Those who maintain that the money question is still the issue perhaps have rot iced that Gov. Roosevelt did not re fer to it in the 6age brush states, and that Col. Bryan carefully avoided it in New York. The Chicago Record, has ascertained that the average voter does not know the man who is running for the legislature. And the Milwaukee Sentinel man thinks that In many districts if the average voter did know the man, the man would cot be running. There are already 9,300 voters regis tered in Topeka. Figuring on a basis of five persons for every voter the pop ulation of the city is 46,500. On a basis of four to each voter the total would stand 37,200. The smaller number is more than that returned by the federal census enumerators. DON'T BE A KNOCKER. John Eggleston of New York, known as 'The 'Moral' Ink Peddler," has late ly been advising his business friends in print. Here are a few extracts from bis advice card: "Don't be a 'knocker. "If there's a chance to boom business, boom it; don't put on a long face and xk as though you had a sour stomach. When a stranger drops in. lolly him. Tell him this is the greatest town on earth and it is. Don'f discourage him by epeaking ill of your neighbors. Lead him to believe he has at last struck a place where white people live. "Help yourself along by becoming rpular and push your friends with you. It's dead easy. He a good fellow and boob you'll have a procession of follow ers. No man ever helped himself by knocking other people down in character and business. No man ever got rich by trying to make others believe ha was the only man in town, or the only man In town who knew anything. You can't climb the ladder of success by treading on others' corns. Keep off the corns and don't knock. 'You're not the only pebble an the beach. "There's io end of fun you can have minding your own business. It makes other people like you. 'XofxHjy gets stuck on a knocker. "Don't be one." GLOBE B1GHT3. IFrom the Atchison Globe. It is always easy to get an Idle man into politics. Every man thinks pain hurts bim worse than it hurts other people. There is a man in Atchison who act ually enjoys attending receptions. After a man gets married he has more things to have nightmare about. Don't put off until winter what you can do in the fall: eat your blackberry jam now. Why do people have best clothes? They always look better in their every day ones. Atchison people were brought up on bad shows. When they complain, of a how. It is sure bad. Some men epend the last half of their lives discovering mistakes they made in the first half. When a man has malaria, it is sur prising how many bad tastes he can have in his mouth at one time. The people are getting even: Dr. Bogle lately had a toe nail cut out, and Dr. Campbell had five teeth pulled. Subject for debate this week at the Lancaster literary: "Which attracts most attention, a fight or a runaway?" A bar keeper was laid off today, ow ing to slack business. This is funny, two weeka before the election. "The only face I have seen around home lately," said a man whose wife belongs to a lot of clubs, "is the face of the clock." What has become of the old-fashioned woman who made big fat biscuits? Nowadays, the biscuits are about as big as a quarter. A woman who will not lie about any thing else, will lie to her dressmaker about needing her new dress a day or two before she really needs it. Women are funny. An Atchison wo man who raised heaven and earth to se cure a divorce from her husband, is now demanding sympathy from her friends because he is about to be married again. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News, Love can neither be bought nor sold. An indolent man is a dead one who can't be buried. He who has lost all confidence can lose nothing more. Ceremonies may differ, but true polite ness is ever the same. An old bachelor says a rich and pretty widow never comes a-misa. A locomotive has a headlight and a blond woman has a light head. Even in the "fatherland" they invari ably speak the "mother tongue." The fool politician fights friction; the wise one "soft soaps" it. The millionaire who dresses as well as his clerk is more or less eccentric It Is as easy for you to please every body as it is for everybody to please you. The less a man knows about politics the more angry he gets in a political ar gument. Lots of men lose the thousands they have gained because of an insatiable pursuit after another hundred. When a hold-up man aims a revolver at the head of his victim the latter is apt to see the point of his argument. The placidity of expression worn by a man who is next in a crowded barber shop is almost equal to that of a spin ster with her first love letter. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. The toper doesn't like people who make dry remarks. The successful football player should always have a kick coming. A man with a cold in his head has no scents of right and wrong. Adam had a family tree, but It brought him a heap of trouble. Columbia may be the gem of ocean, but she can't play football. the The coal dealer who gives short weight should have a long wait for his money. The pessimistic undertaker ventures the opinion that every man is bound to get himself into a hole sooner or later. From the barber's point of view A smooth customer is a mart who gets shaved every day. When a standing army gets tired It can fall back on its past reputation and rest on its laurels. Mrs. Muggins "My husband proposed to me thirteen times before I finally ac cepted him." Mrs. Buggins "I suppose that's why he has been superstitious ever since." Blobbs "They say Dr. Chargem cured Pijone3 of nervous prostration." Slobbs "Yes: but he had a relapse." Blobbs "What caused it?" Slobbs "The doctor sent in his bill." THE BIRTH OF A WORLD. From the Philadelphia Record. There recently occurred a collision of such magnitude (and Involving such possibility of loss of life) that in com parison all the disasters recorded in a man's history would hardly be worth a short paragraph. This was nothing less than the coming together of two worlds, each of which was probably very much larger than our own, and possibly in habited by sentient creatures. These two bodies, traveling at inconceivable speed after having been thrown out of their normal relatione, crashed into each other "heads on," as it were, and the re sults must have been stupendous too great, indeed, for accurate characteriza tion in the superlatives of any tongue. ""?sr It may become chronic. It may cover the body with large. Inflamed, burning, itching, scaling patches and cause intense suffering. It has been known to do so. Do not delay treatment. Thoroughly cleanse the system of the humors on which this ailment de pends and prevent their return. The medicine taken by Mrs. Ids E. Ward, Cove Point. Aid., was Hood's Sarsapariila. She writes: " 1 had a disagreeable itching on my arms which 1 concluded was salt rheum. 1 bcnan taking Hood's Sarsapariila and in two days felt better. It was not lone befora I was cured, and I bay never bad any skill disease since." Promises to cure and keeps the promise. It ts positively unequaled for ail cutaneous eruptions. Take it. Although the smash took place thou sands of millions of miles away from U3, the debris resultant upon the collision was visible to the artificial eya of human invention. The first effect of such a collision must have been the development of a heat so intense as to burn up the spheres. When first seen the bodies appeared as a new star of the eleventh magnitude, and were so heralded by the interested but scarcely excited astronomers. Later the stellar light vanished from tele scopic vision; but the more sensitive photographic film caught and preserved its image a3 a nebuia or diffused cloud of luminous particles, while the spec trum revealed to the now ecstatic star gazers its character or composition. The whole terrific event of the collision and consumption of these worlds and the creation of a nebula was discovered by accident, in a sense. No peerer into the starry depths was on the watch for any thing so momentous and instructive when the photographer's plate pictured the apparent 1 new star; and the subse quent condition was photographed when the camera was set for common game. Wonderful as this destruction of worlds must seem to man, even more interest ing and vastly more instructive would be the birth of a new world, or of v.orlds from $he nebula to which the mass has been reduced. "All flesh is grass" has been changed by science to read "all flesh is gas," in the sense that originally there was noth ing in the universe except gas and en ergy (or motion), and that out of these have been evolved suns and. worlds and man himself. It is the theory of sci ence that worlds and system must go on forming and dissolving forever; that the process of evolution which has trans formed the original volatile matter into more and more complex and stable forms will continue until all the energy which has kept the particles apart shall have been set free, when the free energy must attack and tear down what it has built up, reducing all matter at last to the original nebulous state to be again evolved into new suns and worlds. In the case of the colliding spheres the matter has been more quickly trans formed by the heat of a smash-up. DAY OF REPORTS At Session of American Missionary Association, Springfield, Mass., Oct. 24. At the sec ond day's session of the American Mis sionary association's fifty-fourth annual meeting. Rev. DeWitt S. Clark, of Salem, Mass., chairman of the special commit tee appointed for the purpose, offered a report on the readjustment of all the congregational missionary societies in their relations to each other. The re port will be considered tomorrow. Rev. Edwin H. Boynton, of Massachu setts, presented a report on Chinese missions. Rev. Josiah H. Strong, T. D-, of New York, spoke on "The Chinpse in America and the Regeneration of China." Rev. C. A. Vincent, of Illinois, pre sented a report on Indian missions. Rev. A. C. Garner, of the District of Columbia, presented "A Negro's Plea for the Negro." President Horace Bumstead, of. Geor gia, spoke on "The Higher Education of the Negro." The following reports and addresses were made at the afternoon session: "Missionary Message from the Moun tains," Rev. H. L. Hoyt, Tennessee. "Missionary Message from Porto Rico," Rev. John Edwards. Porto Rico. "Missionary Message from the Ne groes." J. R. Savage, Alabama. "Three-fold Education of the Negro," President Truman J. Backus, New York. "Church Work in the South," report and address, Rev. Frank S. Fitch, New York. "Ethical and Spiritual Value of our Churches to the Negro," Rev. DeWitt B. Clark, Massachusetts. YETEKAN YOTERS. One 95 and Another Gives His Age as lOO. i "1 sorts of people climb the stairs to the second floor of the office block In order to register. Every nationality represented in the city has been registered, execpu the Chinese. Several women have climbed the stairs and have expressed their desire to regis ter in order that they might vote for the temperance ticket, but they have been po litely refused the privilege by Commis sioner Yount, who explained that they could vote only for municipal officers and that this was strictly a he election. The oldest man to climb the eLairs and register is Leander Blake, a white man, who gave his age as 15. He was a spry as many men 30 years his junior and has voted at every presidential eleetion since 1S2'J and looks hale and hearty enough to be on hand for several more. He lives at ffl5 Clay street and will cast his vote fr McKinley. Another man who is older than Blake, climbed the stairs and registered. He gave his name as Nelson Johnson and his ad dress as 1400 Washington street. Johnson is a negro and gave his age as 100. but he lid not know the year he was barn nor did he know where. He said. "I was 12 years ol" at de time da fit de fight at New Orleans. You all kin see dat Tee nbout a hundred." As there is some doubt as to his age, it leaves Mr. Blake the oldest voter in the city who really knows his age. THE SPEECH HIS LAST. J. T. Harris Stricken Befora an Audi ence and Dies. J. T. Harris, a veteran Populist, while making a speech in Labette county, Tuesday, was stricken with paralysis Mr. Harris sank upon the platform. He was unconscious, and did not again recover, prior to his death, which took place last night. Stillwell Case Postponed. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 24. Judge John F. Phillips in the United States district court today postponed to one week from date the hearing on the application for a receivership for the Guardidan Trust company made yesterday by John W. Gates of Chicago and other security holders of that company. Funeral of Charles Dudley Warner. Hartford, Conn., Oct. 24. The funeral of Charles Dudley Warner took place yesterday afternoon from Asylum Hill Congregational church. A large assem blage was present. The floral tributes were of the richest character, including an anchor from the Society of May flower descendants in Connecticut. Among the honorary pall bearers were: Thomas Bailey Aldrich, S. L. Clemens (Mark Twain), Senator Hawley, Prof. W. M. Sloane of Columbia university, and President George W. Smith of Trin ity college. The interment in Cedar cemetery was private. Noted Horse Trainer Suicides. San Rafael, Cal.. Oct. 24. Patrick Rice, formerly one of the most famous of American race horse trainers, has com mitted suicide near this city by taking laudanum. Despondency is the supposed criu.se. Kice was lUe trainer of the etle br'ted hers Ten Broeck. He also had the care of several other famous thorough breds and was one of the first hor emi'n to go to England with an American rac ing stable. COLORADO FLIER. Via "Great Rock Island Route." Leaves Topeka 8:10 p. m., arriving Colorado Springs 10:35, Denver 11:00 o'clock, next a. m. Oven thermometers at Chas. Bennett's optical store, 7o0 Kansas avenue. The old way: the hale and nearty way of living was a din ner pill after a hearty meal. Neglect the pill and you have the new way of indiges tion and dyspepsia. You can cat without repenting by taking one Ayer's Pill afterwards. J. C. Ayir. Company, Practical Chcmutt, Lowell, Mass. Ayer's Sarsapariila Aysr'a Pills Ayer's Ague Cure Ayer's Hsir Vigor Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Ayer's Comatonc DIRECT FROM NOME Comes Report of the Safety of the Robert Dollar. Seattle, Wash, Oct. 24. A special to the Times from Port Townsend, Wash., says: The steam schooner San Pedro, arriv ing this morning with 187 passengers direct from Cape Nome, brought news which will allay all fears as to the safety of the ship Robert Dollar, When the San Pedro left Nome on the 12th instant the Dollar was in the harbor, and announcement of her sail ing date had not then been given out. There is great competition at Nome for passenger traffic, and the San Pedro people think the vessel was held over in order to fill up her accommodations. THE SEMPLE CASE. It Will Probably Be Decided This Week. The court of appeals will probably hand down a decision in the R. S. Semple ha beas corpus case this week. Judges McElroy, Mahan and Wells ar rived this morning and have several mat ters to attend to while In session here. TTiere are a number of cases under advise ment. The lawyers on both sides of the Semple case have asked for an early de cision upon the merits of the ease and nut upon technicalities. GUARDING THE CAPITOL. Soldiers Wers Only Practicing Out post Duty Last Night. Topekans passings the state house last night were surprised to see soldiers, in uniform, guarding the various entrances to the capltol. Captain W. S. Eberle with A company, Kansas National Guard, was drilling and doing some practice work In outpost flu y, which is accountable for the apparent posting of guards at the state house en trances. The militiamen had no designs on the state house, neither were they guarding the state house flower beds, or state treasury. MOTION TO STRIKE OUT Made by the Defense in the Gaynor Case. New York, Oct 24. The hearing In the proceedings for the removal to the juris diction of the United States courts in Georgia of John 1'., William T. and E, H. Gaynor. and B. D. Greene, was con tinued before United States Commis sioner Shields today. Before the taking of testimony was resumed, Mr. Rose for the defense made formal motions to strike out all the evi dence regarding contracts made with the defendants prior to 1S96. Each contract was taken up separately. There were dozens of them, extending back to 1888. Mr. Rose contended that evidence con cerning the contracts was illegal for the reason that the work had been done and payment had been made before the date of the contract in whieh the indict ment charging conspiracy had been found- WRECK THIS MORNING. Rock Island and U. P. Freight Trains Collide and 20 Cattle Killed. A Union Pacific freight train ran into a Rock Island freight at Edwardsville, just before 7 o'clock this morning. The Union Pacific locomotive was wrecked, also the caboose and half a dozen cars of the Rock Island train. Twenty cattle In Rock Island stock cars were killed. The Union Pacific track was blocked several hours. The Rock Island's flyer to Kansas City was run over the Santa Fe this morning in consequence. READ MAY COME. At All Events Republicans Will Rally Saturday Night. The Republican county central com mittee has arranged for a meeting to be held in the Auditorium Saturday night. Charles F. Spencer will preside and R. B. Welch will speak. The committee Is making every effort to have Opie Read epeak at the meeting and the arrange ments may be made. Marshall's band will probably furnish the music. TALK No. 114. Superstitions. There are a good many supersti tions bi;ut glasses. Spect'icle fak irs have been taking advantage of this fact for many years. They have a long st rv at ;ut ihe p eul iar material of which their lenses are c.iirp iseil. They call them "magnetized" lenses. "electric lenses," '"French pebbles." "Rain, b w pebbles." and a thousand ft her high soundii g names. The y tell you that by th ir wonderful virtue an elr-ctric currert i constantly circu lating thr ugh the eves and heiling them (f all disiase.' Thev t II you li j-i u v ill wear tl em for s;x mo ths ynu wijl never need glasses aa n. I believe that this is true. I shou'd never expect to use my eyes again, if I wore that kind of glnses for six months. The secret of perfect glasses is not in their mig'ietfc ef fect., but in the skill and accuracy wi n which they are fl led. The b st lens in the world, if not f: rm d to neutralize the peculiar defects of the eye dees more barm than good. Gi od lenss perfeotly ad justed Is my specialty. CHAS. BENNETT. OPTICIAN. 730 Kansas Avenue. .stabltsbed 173. DANIELS IS HERE. Little Comedian Amuses Him self Teasing a Parrot. A man of diminutive height but with broad shoulders stood underneath a caged parrot in front of a Greek fruit Btore early this afternoon and poked the parrot with a bamboo cane. The parrot Jumped from perch to perch chattering and making use of its entire vocabulary, The man poked again and the corners of his mouth drew down in a peculiar manner and he rolled one eye and winked the other. It was Frank Daniels, the head of the comic opera company in Victor Herbert's "The Ameer." He came over from St. Joseph thie morning at 12:45 and after dinner at the hotel walked up Kansas avenue alone and stopped to poke the parrot. He was having a real Jolly time. "Where are we to be, in a bandbox?" asked Daniels. "How will we get two car loads of scenery and 60 people on a little bit of a stage?" Then he poked the parrot again. "Well, the Beats are all sold and rrjore too," was the remark by the reporter. "Is the stage as large accordingly as the advance sale?" The parrot got poked again. "Perhaps not- Where is your com pany?" "Why, coming, I guess," said No. 1 of a company of 60 people. He was not a bit worried about the other 69 people but thought they could take care of themselves as he had done. The star of a company of a dozen would be worried about the other eleven perhaps but the star of a east of 60 was oblivious to worry. "I left St. Joseph ahead of them," he continued, "but they'll be here." He winked at the parrot. Frank Dan iels looks Just a little like his pictures. Enough so that anyone after seeking his picture would recognize him if he was found poking a parrot. On the bill boards he has blond hair and looks young and is clad in the very latest cut of light overcoat. On the street he looks to be about 40 years old, his hair is black but well tinged with gray and his face has not that boyish softness of the lith ograph. He wears a very plain blue suit and instead of a stage diamond a modest ring. Even when he is talking in a ser ious manner he looks ready to laugh at a moment's notice. "Crawford telephoned me yesterday and said he would guarantee me $500 for a matinee here this afternoon," said Daniels. "Why, I wouldn't play a mat inee this afternoon for 11,000. Do I want to go to breaking rock? No." He punch ed the parrot once more and walked off toward his hotel. EAST WINDS Bring High Water to Eastern Ten nessee. Elisabethton, Tenn., Oct. 24. The Wa tauga and Doe rivers, which converge near here are out of their banks and have caused much damage. Thus far no lives have been lost. The high water was caused by the east winds, which have been blowing for several days, bringing all the water out of the moun tain streams. The rivers began rising early Tuesday morning and increasing rapidly throughout the day and night. The waters from the Watauga are run ning over the tiuck of the Virginia and Southwestern railway north of Ellza bethton. The approach to the new steel bridge of the road at Butler, Tenn., is washed completely away and a passen ger train is waterbound in Johnson coun ty. Many thousand logs have gone down the Watauga river to the booms of the lumber companies at Watauga six miles below Elizabethton. Considerable dam age has been done to farm lands, fences houses, roads and other property. TWO THOUSAND MORE. The Kansas Exposition Fund Almost 25,000. Two more one thonsand dollar sub scriptions to the Kansas Exposition of 1904, have beeen added to the fund. The J. Thomas Lumber company has sub scribed for 200 shares of $5 each and A, H. Bates has added hia name, making twenty-four one thousand dollar sub scriptions. The committee set out to se cure twenty-five subscriptions of this amount and only one now is needed to reach that goal. DEATHS AND FUNERA LS. Mrs. Hannah Pickaid died at her home, 1123 Van Buren street, this morn ing. Mrs. Pickaid was the mother of Mrs. Oeo. M. Herrick. Mrs. Pickaid has been living in Chicago for a long time, but was brought to Topeka during the summer vacation by 'President Herrick of Washburn. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. at the residence. The remains will be sent to her old home near Chicago for burial. Peter Gayhart died this morning at 11 o'clock, at his home, 125 West Twenty second street. He was an old soldier and served In the civil war under General Custer. He was ajso a member of To peka post No. 71, G. A. R- Funeral an nouncements will be made later. Silver Lake Rural Delivery. Special Agent Colglazier established a free rural delivery route yesterday which will head from Silver Lake, and Special Agent Ormsby went over a new route which will run south from Topeka. This route runs through the Bradbury and Clark neighborhoods and when estab lished will make the sixth route running out of the city. Plans of American League. Chicago, Oct. 24. An Evening Post special from Washington says: Presi dent Ban Johnson , of the American league said today that the league would place clubs in Washington and Balti more next season, and that the league managers were considering plans for putting baseball teams in New York and Philadelphia. For Embezzling $10,000. Chicago. Oet. 24. A warrant was is sued today for the arrest of B. F. Davis, Chicago manager for H. Didisheim & Bros., of New York, manufacturers and importers of watches, charging him with embezzling J10.000. Davis had been em ployed by the New York firm five years, and was trusted implicitly. A member of the firm is here. He says Davis took more than $10,000. Negro Lynched by His Own Race. Macon, Ga., Oct, 24. Word reaches here from Wellston, in Huston county, that a negro was lynched by a mob of his own race for assaulting a colored girl. Another negro was lynched near there last week for assault on a white woman. Dropped Dead In Pulpit. Newport News, Va., Oct. 24. Rev. J. N. Craig of Atlanta, dropped dead in the pulpit today white addressing the Pres byterian synod of Virginia now in ses sion here. NEW CRAWFORD THEATER. WEDNESDAY, Prank Daniels, rug g 1 THE Music by Victor Herbert, composer of "The Wizard of the Nile" "The Idol's Eye" and "The S r era e." Hook by Klrke La Shelle. author of "Princess Chic," and Fre ter ck Ranken, author of "The Smugglers, " "An emphatic "hit." N. Y. Herald. Chart opens at 9 o'clock Monday morning. Doors open for line cumbers at 7:30 a. m. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 25. Fred Raymond's Greatest Scenic Production of the Age "OU ARKANSAW." Presented by the Great Original Metrop lltan Cast. An eellps of all frri-r scenic production, triumphantly advancing upen an ovr wi-ieimlner fids cf, superlative endorsement by an applauding presa and a aatisfled public Prices : 88c, 35c, soc, 7ac. Friday, October 26 - " WCTJS IS COBB ? Saturday Matinee and Nijjht, October 27 "IRISH ROUGH RIDERS." BRYAS'S REPLY To a Delaware Man Who Wants to Debate With Him. Georgetown, Del., Oct. 24. In response to an inquiry from Wilmington con cerning the debate with Mr. Bryan at that place tonight, the following reply was sent from his train today. It is Understood to have been sent at the sug gestion of Mr. Bryan: "Patrick Neary, Democratic committee, Wilmington, Del.: "Mr. Bryan does not desire that the meeting tonight shall be given the ap pearance in any degree of a Joint de bate, and he therefore does not desire that any Republican shall appear uion the platform for the purpose of asking him questions. Please communicate at once to Mr. J. P. Nields. If, however, the Republican state committee of Dela ware will certify In writing that they desire Mr. Bryan to answer the five questions suggested by Mr. Nields, Mr. Bryan wll take those questions up in his address tonight and answer them. He will submit five questions for the Republican state committee to answer." INTO A LANDSLIDE. Train Wrecked on Great North ernTwo Men Killed. Seattle, Wash., Oct. 24. Train No. 16, thirty-one freight cars, east-bound, on the Great Northern railroad, ran into a landslide last night near Ballard. Two men were killed and three badly injured. Ten cars were burned up and the loco motive demolished. The killed are: A. J. CREEPER, engineer. ROY ARCHER, a passenger. The Injured. Albert Michaelson, brakeman, ear torn off. hand burned and probably internally injured. A. T. Brindley, supply man, face and shoulders burned until scarcely recogniz able, probably Internally injured; may die . T. J. Altman, fireman, slightly Injured. The train struck the landslide almost without warning and the engine and a number of cars were piled in a heap without the engineer having a chance to jump. The wreck took fire almost im mediately. MADE OYER $500. Marshall's Concert Was a Financial Success. The band concert establishes an at tendance record for paid entertainments in the Auditorium, thus far. There were 2.706 admissions altogether, classified as follows: Adults, 2,013i children, S34; complimentaries, 359. Receipts shown by the ticket count are $536.65. When ticket sellers make final returns it is expected this amount will be swelled slightly. Expenses be ing about $80, the $460 that was wanted for uniforms is certainly made and a small surplus may remain. Suggestions are being made repeatedly to have a series of Sunday afternoon con certs by the band. LOCAli MENTION. The registration at 2:S0 this afternoon reached 9,49. The air shaft tower on Lincoln school Is undergoing repairs. There were no arrtsts last night and no session of the police court this morning. W. L. Schoch will address the flambeau Clubs this evening in the old court hou-e. The hydraulic engineers will complete their estimates of the water plant Satur day. Assistant General Passenger Agent E. W. Thompson, of the Hock Island, re turned frum Chicago today. W. J. Cavertv. traveling passenger and freight agent f'r the Rio Grande & West ern, is in Topeka on business. There are five applications for the use of the Auditorium, which the council will act upon at the next meeting. Those who hear Frank Daniels tonight should remember that no one will b seated after the curtain goes up at :15. The United States district court has completed its work In Leavenworth and the federal officers returned this after noon. The case of George Dupree, w ho was ar rested on the charge of running a p.. la y game, will come up for trial this after noon in the police court Twenty more men are needed for extra duty on election day. Th-e desiring to serve on that day should apply to Jailer Grubbs at the ciiy jail. Walter B. Joslln, of New York, who has been visiting his brother. Charles K. Jos lln, left this morning f"r Sr. L uis. whe e he has a position on the Post-Di-patch. Mrs. Joseph Byers. who. on earl er in formation, mourned the loss of ft.ur sis ters In the Galvestor disaster, has since heard from ail of them, and bad news has been turned into rejoicing. The demand for seats at the Crawford tonight has been so heavy that five chair will be placed on a platf rm over the radiators at the rear of the lower floor. Other chairs will be placed In place. where the room may be found. The colorPil Masons are endeavoring to give a cmpetiiive drill -in the Auil't rlum nrer the au pice of the CVmmercial club. The c 1 red Masons tr m the lodirs in Topeka, Kansas City and other cities will take prt. The proceeds, of course, would be divided, part going to help swell the auditorium treat fund. Chafes "Dot Rob--"'. TFrom the St Uu:s Rep'.bl1 While UenTal Chaffe wa,s stationed In Ariz na in he pipsed one w'ntr in the field. The we: a her was bad. O e ? jrricularlv w t and miserable ray h-f-ee had to f pend in a S b'ey tent, srl. n corr sp net nt fr.m Vh en! :. The " e in thp litile c nieal 'beet lr n Ftove dm p'y 'vru'dn't burn. Tv e captain summon d 11 Vos r hb r" ps "he so d er term - n n er's p r-fmal ptf d nt. "'Bring1 s me Ory wro I " he commardd. The si i r, an Irh verm leo vn t) hte'orv t.n'.v as "Muldoon, s nod at "at t nt oh " ji'nd rep i d: "C.,t 1,. thtr j don't be anv." 'I know better," the officer snapped. OCTOBEF, 24. Supported by hl entire N'sw York company of sixty people, in UU uew Coiuio Opora hit AMEER.' COME EARLY TO SEE Frank Daniels Opsra Co. " THE AMEER" to-night. Doors open at 7:30; curtain rises at 8:15 sharp. Ushers will not seat patrons during ins penormanee. THURSDAY, Oct. 25. Fred Raymonds's greatest Scenic Production of the Age "OLD ARKANSAW." An eclipse of all former scenlo pro ductions. Prices: 2Dc, Sjc, EOc, 75c. FRIDAY, Oct, 20. New York's Fsvorlte Comedian, John T- Swart wood, and pretty Theresa Belmont-Walters in the de lightfully funny Farce "WHERE IS COBB?" A comedy with a plot. Prices: 75c, 60c, 35c, 2T,o. 2 PERFORMANCES 2 Matinee and Saturday Night, Oct. 2T. A 20lh Century Jubilee. "The Irish Rough Riders." 30 FARCE COMEDY STARS 30 Ladles and Children's Matinee. Prices: Children, 10 cents; adults 25 cents. SPECIAL See the parade at noon of the Rough Riders and the Jovial Jolly Jacks. 1 r Agents For Topeka. T. J. COLGIILLX HDW. CO. Tel. 606. 702 Hans. Ave. 4'0t out of hr nnd don't you comf bck without dry wood." Mxi'.io n luted, tib'iut fnofl and Hihi d throuitch xlie mud n hW hup vm iu't. AVooil rusundiv mut liav l) efi liar I ii find, for he failed to Murn Ha' 4 .y r that year, and was finally dropped a drs r; er. Two yearn later Chaff, promoted to lruvior, wa In cmmnrid K r Me- lr-wt-ll, on the Iiitwer Vi-rde. one hundred miles south f t he ioi nt wrint; M u dm hd dlsnppenrd in tha rain. Una hot rUm intT ninht th- m:ij' r whm t inline i n tut vtrndit of his udehe hudt lumpa, in en joyment (if t he moon Huh t , nnd hi? e sth 1. when lri.m around the a r t -r t.t t ha lul d lut? came a 1'Kure, tri;e iuy uniir h weight of ;in Immense jirtuful -f me.q ui i that had pluin'y cm frm the h'uh hold woodpile. The f'.gurt- runic around to Uie p'rch steps and halted. The r t haul went nt iff ly to t he brim of Ih M enM olvilinn hat and 1 voire. In th rlche' if broyucM, announced : 'C& pi' 11, I' brought y th' dhry wood," OflH'ers s,.M that Aluidoon richlv de pered five years in Air itra n It ar prison, but the luitivr ,f ihu affair m. ftruek the court martial and th neutral commandlnft that H he nnt w m mont hs at poKt f h ftir'e "d t' Knnrd house, with a "hob -ih d" i'ieh u jf n the erd c f the ilin--. MuhJoon U I Ive 1 ri Arizona nd hi ha mcmnts ,H' thoi-e when he U tuHi-if of acuviUim With Chaffee. ' Ik Your Eyks Achk after reading ' a short time. If you see floating spots before you ttijrht do not delay send me 3'our address today. Consultation and tests free. ! DR. J. t. LITTLE FIELD; I F.VK SPECIALIST. j Ofiice 1255 West Street, lopcks, kan. Sew CRAWFORD THEATER I itlllii! bhu Y'--'4 TEL.