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Volume xxvii no. 255
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
By mail, one year
l y mail, three months w
Weekly edition, one year "
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LONDON office:.
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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
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.
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
"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."
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
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
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.
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 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."
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.
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
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.
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
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
"Ethical and Spiritual Value of our
Churches to the Negro," Rev. DeWitt B.
Clark, Massachusetts.
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
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
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.
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
Comes Report of the Safety of the
Robert Dollar.
Seattle, Wash, Oct. 24. A special to
the Times from Port Townsend, Wash.,
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.
It Will Probably Be Decided This
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.
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.
Made by the Defense in the Gaynor
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
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.
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.
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.
730 Kansas Avenue.
.stabltsbed 173.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Prank Daniels,
rug g 1
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.
Fred Raymond's Greatest Scenic Production of the Age
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
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."
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
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
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.
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.
Supported by hl entire N'sw York company of
sixty people, in UU uew Coiuio Opora hit
Frank Daniels Opsra Co.
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
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
A comedy with a plot.
Prices: 75c, 60c, 35c, 2T,o.
Matinee and Saturday
Night, Oct. 2T.
A 20lh Century Jubilee.
"The Irish
Rough Riders."
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.
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Agents For Topeka.
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
' 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.
j Ofiice 1255 West Street, lopcks, kan.
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