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Got. Eooserelt Enters Upon the
Final Day
Of His Canvass of tlie Interior
New l'ork Districts.
In Order That He May Be In
Good Condition
For the Great Meeting In the
Metropolis Tonight.
Syracuse, TC. T., Oct. "6. Governor
Roosevelt started at 8:30 o'clock today
on the final stage of his electioneering
tour of New York state. Today's work
will be made easy, so as to save the
governor's voice and strength for to
night's meeting in New York city. The
principal stop during the day will be at
Schenectady, where an hour's meeting
Is scheduled. Stops of ten minutes will
also be made at Amsterdam and Albany.
It is expected that the train will get
into New York shortly after 5 o'clock.
Amsterdam, N. Y., Oct. 26. The first
stop of the Roosevelt special train on
its run to New York was made here.
For the few minutes that he talked Gov
ernor Roosevelt took up the trust prob
lem with some local applications, call
ing the attention of his auditors to Mr.
Bryan's statement that he would re
move the tariff from all articles manu
factured in this country by so-called
trusts. There are large carpet factories
here, and the governor asserted if Mr.
Bryan's theory was put in practice, while
it might result in the destruction of the
trust it would also result in throwing
all of the workers out of occupation. He
Baid in part:
"It is of course true that ther"e are
men who work hard and get less than
they ought to, and it is equally true
that there are others who receive in
excess of what they should. That is a
fault that it is perhaps possible to rem
edy, and I will Join in any remedy ac
cording to the light that is in me. Ac
cording to Mr. Bryan there is only one
remedy for these evils, and that is the
absolute destruction of every so-called
trust or of a large money-making em
ployer. Now just think of what that
means. For instance, steam and elec
tricity have largely created the condi
tions with which we have to deal. Now
no one in his senses would take the
radical step to remedy the trust evil by
destroying steam and electricity, and
yet that it what Mr. Bryan wants to
do. He could of course stop the trust
"perfectly well, but he would kill the pa
tient, and with the patient every man
whose livelihood depended upon the suc
cess of the business."
Brazil and Argentine's International
New York, Oct. 26. A Herald dispatch
from Buenos Ayres, says:
President Campos Salles of Brazil has
landed from the cruiser Raichuelo. He
was accompanied by the Brazilian min
isters of foreign affairs, war and ma
rine. The Brazilian squadron, composed of
the cruisers Riachuelo and Barroso and
the torpedo boat Tamayo, entered port
early in the afternoon.
President Rocca, accompanied by
members of his cabinet, army officers
and presidents of the senate and cham
ber of deputies went on board the
Riachuelo and welcomed Dr. Campos
Salles and the latter's party. The meet
rig of the two presidents was very cor
dial. They embraced each other. When
Dr. Campos Salles stepped upon Argen
tine soli a band of 300 musicians played
the Brazilian anthem.
All persons took off their hats during
the playing of the anthem and stood
in solemn silence. When the playing
ended the crowd heartily greeted Presi
dent Campos Salles and the other Bra
zilian guests.
The presidential procession advanced
amid the roar of the artillerv at the bat
teries and the chiming of the bells in ths
churches. The streets in which the pro
cession passed were thronged. It is esti
mated that there were 500,000 persons
along the route.
There was a banquet at night at the
government house in honor of President
Campos Salles and at 11 o'clock he at
tended a dancing party given in his
honor at the Jockey club.
On account of the great Interest taken
in the football game to be played in
Denver Saturday between the Washburn
eleven and the Denver Athletic club
team, the State Journal will bulletin the
pcore immediately at the end of the first
half and also the final score. The game
will be started at 3 o'clock Denver time,
or o'clock Topeka time, so the result
of the first half should be received at
this office between 5 and 5:30.
John Addison Porter 111.
Putnam, Conn., Oct. 26. John Addi
ton Porter, former seceretary to Presi
dent McKinley. lies dangerously ill at
his country residence in Pomfret. four
miles from here. A report reached here
today that his condition is such that his
life is despaired of. The members of
Mr. Porter's family have requested the
attending physicians to make no state
ment in regard to the case. It is under
stood however that the patient under
went on Wednesday a most delicate ajid
dangerous surgical operation.
Weather Still Pleasant
The promise is for continued pleasant
weather but a slight reduction in the
maximum temperature. The maximum
reached by the thermometer Thursday
was 2. The temperature this morning
"t ?evcr. v.'clcc'f was 67 and at 11 o'clock
the thermometer iad gotten up to 74.
The wind has been south blowing about
12 miles an hour. The forecast is '"fair
tonight and Saturday. Cooler southeast
portion tonight." The cooler does not
mean cold, according to the reasoning of
Observer Jennings-
Disaster at a Wedding.
Constantinople, Oct. 28. During a wed
ding crremony last Sunday at Argyokas
tro in Enirus. the floor collapsed with the
result that thirteen persons were killed
fci.J-1'orti" others injtixed.
Makes Over $24,000 to the Elizabeth
port Bank,
New York, Oct. 26. The Elizabethport
Banking company, from which Wm.
Schreiber stole a little over $100,000 in
two yearsr has made a settlement with
Mrs, Annie Hart, upon whom most of
the money was spent. By the terms of
this settlement Mrs. Hart has made a
general assignment to the bank of all
the property of which she was possessed
except the household furniture, her
wearing apparel and such of her jewelry
as she can prove was not given to her
by Schreiber. The property turned over
is valued at $24,000.
In consideration of this assignment the
bank has executed to, Mrs. Hart a gen
eral release of any and all claims it
has made against her.
Prohibition Candidate Draws Big
Crowds In New York.
Fonda, N. Y., Oct. 26. A large delega
tion met the Prohibition special train on
its arrival here yesterday afternoon and
proceeded with it to Johnstown and
Gloversville, where the streets were
thronged and enthusiastic meetings
were held. At Johnstown Kennedy hail
was crowded and a gTeat overflow meet
ing was held. At Gloversville the opera
house was packed.
President Attends a Marriage on His
Way Home From Mansfield.
Canton, O., Oct. 26. President McKin
ley and Secretary of War Root returned
from Mansfield last evening. They stop
ped over at Massillon, eight miles west
of this city, where they were joined by
Mrs. McKinley and Mrs. Root to at
tend the wedding of Arvine E. Wales
and Edna Elizabeth McClimotz, children
of old time friends of the McKinleys.
Secretary and Mrs. Root will probably
remain with the McKinleys until Satur
day. The president will probably register
today. It will be next to the last chance
of the campaign. He was out of the city
on each of the other days.
Grover Cleveland Thus Characterizes
the Campaign.
Princeton, N. J., Oct, 26. In conversa
tion with a representative of the Asso
ciated Press today, ex-President Cleve
land said:
"I am surprised that my opinions and
intentions as related to the pending can
vass should at this stage so suddenly be
deemed important. I am daily and
nightly sought out by newspaper repre
sentatives and plied with all sorts of
questions, some of which seem quite
senseless. If in good nature I say a few
harmless words they are so padded be
fore publication as to be unrecognizable,
or are made the pretext for utterly un
authorized presumptions.
"It seems to me that my situation
ought to be sufficiently understood and
appreciated by thoughtful friends to
justify in their min,ds my determination
to remain silent during this exceptional
anddistressing campaign."
Bradley and Young Retract Charges
Against Each Other.
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 26. Ex-Governor
W. O. Bradley and Col. Bennett H.
Young, who speaking respectively for
the Republican and Democratic tickets
in Kentucky, have recently had some
interesting tilts through the press as'the
result of statements made about each
other on the stump have given out the
Louisville, Ky.," Oct. 25, 1900
At the instances of our friends and on
their advice and in order to settle the
personal strife between us, each of us
has withdrawn everything of a personal
character that he has said concerning
the other.
Secretary of the Navy Will Make a
Few Speeches
Washington, Oct. 26. Secretary Long
will leave Washington on Saturday for
his western trip, during the course of
which he expects to make several politi
cal speeches. He goes from here direct
to Colorado Springs, where his daughter
resides. The dates and places at which
speeches will be made have not yet been
arranged, but it is expected that he will
make one or two speeches in Colorado.
He probably will be gone about ten
Von Moltke's Birthday.
Berlin, Oct. 26 The 101th birthday of
the late field marshal Von Moltke, wa-s
marked today by F.moeror William, who
issued a general army order extolling Von
Moltke. thanking- Providence for giving
the fatherland such a man and express
ing the hope that the army will emulate
his martial virtues and thus derive
strength for the fulfillment of the exalted
and difficult mission assigned to it.
To Build Municipal Dwellings.
Berlin. Oct. 2fi. The citv of Dupseldorf
has appropriated 2ti.000.0oo marks fur the
erection of workinsmen's dwellings owing
to the scarcity of cheap houses there. The
city of Charlottenburg is taking similar
He Bet on the Races.
Chicngo, Oct. 26. C. D. Snapp, confiden
tial agent tor Caldwell & Smith, cotton
brokers, of Memphis, Tenn., was arrested
here today, charged with embezzlement
of SS,i.. Snapp is said to have lost large
sums of money on various outside enter
prises and is also said to have lost heav
ily on tile races.
Sail For Gibraltar. "
London, Oct. 26. Joseph Chamberlain,
secretary of state for the colonies, and
his son, John Austen Chamberlain, civil
lord of the admiraltv. have sailed for
(Gibraltar, whence thev will proceed to
Malta to visit Sir Francis Wallace Gren
fell, the governor of Malta.
Rations For Indians.
Phoenix. Ariz., Oct. 26. The government
is preparing to relieve the suffering of the
drought stricken Indians on the Sacaton
reservation. Several carloads of rations
will leave here in a few davs, and will be
distributed among the destitute.
Will Renounce the Throne.
Berlin, Oct. 26. The Berliner Tageb'att
publishes a special dispatch from Buda
pest which says that the Austrian heir
apparent. Archduke Francis Ferdinand,
will shortly renounce the succession to
the throne in favor of his brother Otto,
and the latter's son Archduke Charles.
Gen. Wheeler to Speak.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 26. A special
to the Times from Decatur, Ala., says:
General Joseph Wheeler has made ap
pointments to speak at a number of
towns for the Democratic nominee, for
congress, Judge William RLchardson.
President Mitchell of the United
Mine Workers
Orders Men ,to Resume Work
Next Monday.
Where Operators Have Accepted
Terms of Strikers.
In Other Quarters Present Con
ditions Will Continue.
Hazleton, Pa., Oct. 26. The mine
workers' strike has been declared off
against all companies which have com
plied with the strikers demands, and
the strike will be continued against those
companies which have not granted the
Scranton convention's demands. The
strikers will return" to work Monday at
tffe places where the tie-up is ended.
The following statement has been
given out for publication by President
Mitchell of the United Mine Workers:
"Temporary headquarters. United Mine
Workers o America, Hazleton, Pa.,
October 25, 1900.
"To the miners and mine workers of
the anthracite region: Gentlemen After
carefully canvassing the entire strike
situation, we, your officers, district and
national, have concluded that your vic
tory is so nearly complete that no good
end can be served by continuing the
strike longer. The contest has been in
progress for thirty-nine days, and the
companies employing you have, with
few exceptions, signified their willingness
to pay the scale of wages formulated by
the Scranton convention of October 12
and 13.
"We are aware that some disappoint
ment and dissatisfaction has been caused
by the failure of the operators in dis
tricts 1 and 7 to separate the reduction
in the price of powder from the advance
in wages, but after careful inquiry we
are satisfied that each employe will ac
tually receive an advance of 10 per cent,
on the wages formerly paid. In the
Schuylkill and Lehigh regions the larg
est companies have . agreed that the
sliding scale should be suspended, and
that wages should remain stationary at
10 per cent, additional until April 1,
1901, thus removing one of the iniquities
of which you have complained for many
"While it is true that you have not
secured redress for all your wrongs;
while it is true that the increase in your
earnings will not fully compensate you
for the arduous labor you are compelled
to perform, you have established a per
fect organization, which if maintained
and conducted on business principles will
enable you to regulate many of you8
local grievances and make your employ
ment less hazardous and more profitable
than before the strike began.
"The companies agree in their notices
to take up with their mine employes all
grievances complained of. We would
therefore advise that when work is re
sumed committees be selected by the
mine employes and t-hat they wait upon
superintendents of the companies and
present their grievances in an orderly,
businesslike manner, and ask that they
be corrected.
"Your attention is respectfully called
to the fact that the laws of the state
of Pennsylvania provide that miners
should be paid semi-monthly, upon de
mand. We should therefore advise that
each mine employe serve notice on the
companies that he expects to be paid his
wages twice each month, as provided by
"The practical benefits to he miners
which accrue from thorough organiza
tion have been so clearly demonstrated
during thi3 strike that it should be
needless for us to urge upon you the
necessity of maintaining your union in
tact. We trust, however, that those who
are now members of the union will be
unceasing in their efforts to induce all
other mine workers to ally themselves
with the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica at once, as it will be impossible for
you to secure higher wages in the future
or even to maintain the present rate of
wages unless you are prepared to offer
a united resistance if any attempt is
made to reduce your earnings upon the
expiration of the present offer.
"As there are some few companies who
have neither posted, notified nor signi
fied in any other manner their willing
ness to pay the 10 per cent, advance in
wages and suspend the sliding scale, we
would advise that unless the men em
ployed by such companies receive no
tice before Monday that the advance will
be paid they remain away from the
mines.and continue on strike until the
companies employing them agree to the
conditions offered by the other com
panies. The employes of the companies
who have offered the advance of 10 per
cent, and abolished the sliding scale are
hereby authorized to resume work Mon
day morning. October 29. and to be pre
pared, if called upon, to contribute a !
reasonable amount of their earnings for
the maintenance of those who may be
compelled to continue on strike."
' The address is signed by the national
and district officers of the United Mine
Workers of America.
Scranton, Pa,, Oct. 26. There is great
rejoicing today all through Scranton
and the Lackawanna Valley at the call
ing off of the anthracite miners' strike.
The order ha3 had the effect of stimu
lating the companies which had not al
ready posted notices agreeing to ad
vance wages 10 per cent to do so and
today the Pennsylvania Coal company
sent out its official notice to its miners
at Dunsmore, Avoca and Pittston. Like
action was taken by the Hoosac Moun
tain Coal company and this evening will
find the notice up at every mine in the
valley from Forest City to Pittston.
Twenty-three thousand men and boys
between these points will therefore re
sume work on Monday. What te
Susquehanna Coal company which is
controlled by the Pennsylvania railroad
will do as to its mines at Nanticoke is
as yet unknown, but that company's
general superintendent! orris Williams,
at the meeting of the operators here on
Thursday of last week agreed to the
April 1st concession and was a full
party to the agreement then made. To
day the mining companies have forces
of men engaged getting the mines in
shape for resumption on Monday.
At the mines ail the sidings are filled
with cars and the shipments of coal are
certain to be large before another week
Mrs. Bryan In New York.
New York. Oct. 26. Mrs. William J.
Bryan is in this city as the gtiest of Dr.
and Mrs. John H. Girdner. She will re
main here until Mr. Bryan arrives in
town and will accompany him on his
further trip
Force British Garrison to Sur
render After Hard Fight.
Defenders Lose 34 Out of 52
Transvaal President Will Land
at Marseilles.
Will Be Met by Dr. Leyds on
- Landing.
Capetown, Oct. 26. The Boers have
captured Jacobsdale, southwest of Kira
berley after a stubborn resistance upou
the part of the garrison, which consist
ed of a detachment of Cape Town High
landers. The latter suffered severely,
losing 34 out of 52 men.
Paris, Oct. 26. Dr. Leyds, the Trans
vaal agent, who is in this city for a few
days, was questioned by a. representa
tive of the Associated Press today with
reference to the plans of former Presi
dent Kruger. He said:
"Most of the stories published on the
subject are imaginative. Mr. Kruger
will land at Marseilles and I shall go out
to meet him. But it is not true that
I have seen M. Delcasse, the French
minister of foreign affairs, or that I am
in any way arranging a reception, which
will be entirely in the hands of the
French themselves. Nothing has yet
been definitely decided upon as to the
details of Mr. Kruger's stay in Europe.
But Mr. Kruger is an old man, and not
accustomed to a cold climate, so it is
likely he will sojourn in the neighbor
hood of Nice for the winter. I have no
reason to believe there is any ground
for the statement that Mr. Kruger in
tends to visit President McKinley."
Items of Interest Condensed For the
Busy Reader,
"Fogg Edwards, sheriff of Labette
county, has issued a bitter denuncia
tion of John Breidenthal which the Re
publican state committee is circulating.
The Mail and Breeze has completed a
poll of the state which shows the Re
publican state and national ticket will
have a majority of 21,000.
William A. Deford, the nominee for
senator in Franklin and Coffey counties
has returned from Chicago with the an
nouncement that the national committee
can "do nothing" for the local commit
tee in the matter of campaign funds.
Now laugh.
Frank Nelson, state superintendent,
announces that the Swedes in Kansas
are for McKinley.
Marion Butler made a fusion speech at
El Dorado yesterday.
Cyclone Davis spoke at Marysville
last night.
I. E. Lambert, United States attorney
made a speech at Axtell Thursday
Charles F. Scott is campaigning In
the Third district.
J. R. Burton made a speech at a coun
try place in Douglas county yesterday.
The Afro-American league of Salina
has adopted resolutions commending the
administration of President McKinley.
Professor Vernon, one of the most
eloquent negro Republican campaigners
in Kansas, was at Chetopa yesterday.
I. P. Campbell of Wichita made a
speech for the Republicans at Burrton
Congressman J. D. Bowersock of the
Second district is campaigning in John
son county.
The Topeka Athletic association is one
of the first organizations in Topeka to
arrange for election returns.
Senator Baker stopped in Topeka yes
terday morning, going to Arkansas City
for a speech last night.
Governor Stanley was given a great
ovation in Reno county yesterday and
last night.
Scenes In "Old Arkansaw" Depicted
With Startling Realism.
Life in "Old Arkansaw" had a por
trayal in the Crawford theater last night
in a play of that name by Fred Ray
mond. In the course of the play the
scene shifted from the mountains of
Benton county, Arkansas, to St. Louis
and back to the county jail, when Ger
ald Hawley gets his deserts for trying
to fasten his own crime of train robbery
upon "Old Arkansaw," in private life
Willard Dashiell, and for deserting a
jealous woman, Sadie Raymond was
Sue Rodgers, the Arkansaw girl who
got rich but clung to her rough and
ready hero, Jim Cummings, and helped
clear her foster parents' good name.
The players found ready sympathizers
in the audience for their stage sorrows
or heroics. The villain was properly
hissed, the hero and heroine roundly ap
plauded. Comedian Francis Owen's
playing of "the darned old fool" was
edifying. The company carries some
pretty special scenery of its own for the
Many Hear Gage
New York, Oct. 26. The Academy of
Music in Brooklyn was crowded to the
doors last night by people who came to
hear Secretary Lyman J. Gage on the
campaign issues. The meeting was held
under the auspices of the Brooklyn
Young Men's Republican club. Seth
Low, president of Columbia college also
spoke. Secretary Gage's reception was
most hearty.
Farmer Goes Bankrupt.
Columbus, O., Oct. 26. W. N. Cowden,
a farmer at Quaker City, O., today filed
a petition in bankruptcy. Liabilities
$559,000; assets $1,000. Mr. Cowden was
one of the promoters of a railway pro
ject known as the Cincinnati, Wheeling
& New York railway.
"So that old miser uncle of yours died'
Well, I suppose you feel better now that
he isn't here to scandalize your family
by his niggardly way of living."
"No, confound him! He didn't leave
anything behind to show that he was a
miser after all." Washington Star.
"But when the news came, dear, it is a
wonder, that ydu did not faint."
' How sills'! You know that I could
not faint without mussing up my new
dress." Philadelphia Record.
Col. Bryan Looked Tired at
Hoboken, N. J.
This Morning When He Began
His Second Day's Campaign
He No Longer Considers It the
Enemy's Country.
Says He Found No Fault With
Those Who Left in 1896.
New York, Oct. 26. The second day
of Mr. Bryan's campaign tour of New
Jersey began in Hoboken today with a
meeting in th& Lyric theater. When Mr.
Bryan stepped upon the platform, he
appeared somewhat fatigued as the re
sult of his arduous labors yesterday,
but as his speech progressed he soon re
gained his wonted vivacity. He said he
believed that when Democratic prin
ciples as now presented were understood
they would be received as favorably in
the east as in the west. He then con
trasted his reception in New Jersey at
this time with the reception of 1896 and
in this connection he said:
"I am glad to have an opportunity to
aetena our cause here, for i. reel con
fident that the policies for which the
Democratic party stands will appeal to
the American people when those who
left us in 1896 have largely returned and
they have brought with them a large
contingent from the Republican party.
I did not complain when men left us in
1896, for I have always contended that
a man's vote was his own and that he
had a right to do with it as he pleased;
and I never doubted that the great mass
of those who left us in 1896 left us be
cause they honestly thought that my
election would be harmful to the coun
try. I can not despise the man who
places his country above his party, even
though I may be the loser by his act.
But the principle which runs through
Republican policies has become appar
ent on these later questions which have
arisen. I contended in 1896 that the Re
publican party was giving too much
consideration to wealth and too little to
human rights; but since 1896, the Repub
lican party has shown its disregard of
human rights in ways that we did not
dream of then."
Proceeding, the speaker denounced the
trusts as "industrial despots" and de
clared that the Republican party was
fostering them. He did not believe there
could be a good monopoly in private
hands until God sends angels to take
charge of them; "and," he added, "from
our experience we are inclined to think
the angels now in charge came not
from above, but from below.
"Some one has said," Mr. Bryan con
tinued, "that he did not object to the
bedbug so much but that he did object
to the way he made a living. So we
object to the trusts." The comparison
caused loud applause.
Mr. Bryan took strong ground on the
question of a large army. .He said that
this country was less liable to dissen
sion than any other, on account of the
cnaracter or rne population, xnsteau ui
finding a menace in the presence of for
eignborn citizens in the United States.
Mr. Bryan said that these were really a
safeguard, because knowing the evils of
monarchical systems, they knew how to
avoid them and appreciated why they
should do so. He predicted that if the
recent increase of the army to 100,000
men was endorsed by voting the Repub
lican ticket next November .there would
continue to be increases until the armed
force will be sufficient to completely awe
the people.
Taking up the question of the Philip
pines, Mr. Bryan gave what he said was
a Republican speech in support of the
Republican policy, this presentation was
as follows:
"We are very sorry we have got the
Phiiippine islands; we did not intend to
get them, but they were thrown into our
lap and it is our duty to keep them. God
commands it, and it will pay." Mr. Bry
an then related the Biblical story of Na
both's vineyard and said:
"1 wish that on the Sunday before
election every preacher in the United
States would take as his text that story
of .Naboth's vineyard and I will tell you
how they would treat t. Every oppo
nent of imperialism would condemn
Ahab for wanting the vineyard and ev
ery imperialism 'preacher would con
demn Naboth for not letting Ahab have
Orange, N. J., Oct. 2G. Mr. Bryan
made a second speech in Hoboken before
leaving for other parts of the state. The
crowd which followed . him from the
theater where he first spoke to the rail
road station was large and called clam
orously for a speech.
"I want us to spend our money de
veloping the minds and the hearts of
our people, not in sending an army 7,000
miles away from home to destroy the
love of liberty in the hearts of other
people. I do not want the little boys
growing up in this land to have no
higher ambition than- to furnish targets
for bullets. If God had intended that
a man should be a target he would have
made him of wood or iron. He would
not have made him of flesh and blood."
Closing his Harrison speech Mr. Br-yan
said:: "The best way to defend your
own rights is to protect the rights of
others and to respect the rights of oth
ers. The best way to make your own
liberty secure is to leave liberty to all
God's people everywhere."
Morristown, N. J., Oct. 26. In his
speech at Summit today Mr. Bryan said
that Democratic success would not
menace the fortune of any man who
acquires the wealth by legitimate meth
ods and is willing to give an adequate
return to society. That prospect was
no menace to the man who wants only
to eat the bread which he earns and to
earn the bread which he eats, but he
might be regarded, he said, as a menace
to that wealth which was not earned by
legitimate means. He contended that
the policy of equal rights and privileges
to all was in the end the best for all,
for if that policy did not advance our
fortunes it might some day prove the
protection of our children and our chil
dren's children. If, he said, we leave
bad laws what assurance have we that
those whom we leave to day will not to
morrow rob our own flesh and blood
The poor man should come to the Demo
cratic party because it gives him a
chance and the rich man because it
gives his son a chance and assures him
protection. Mr. Bryan said that he
wanted this nation to be a moral in
fluence in the world and did not want
it to stand upon brute force alone. He
argued that we can not compete with
the old world in becoming a nation of
physical power unless we place a soldier
upon the back of every toiler and he
did nt want the United States to des
cend to that level. He did not, he said,
plead for the Filipinos but for our own
people, that this nation would never be
great enough to trample upon the rights
of others and in the end any injustice
done to any other people would rebound
to our injury.
Denver Sports to Make Topeka Team
a Favorite In Saturday's Game.
News has reached here that Denver
sports have weakened on the Denver
Athletic club-Washburn game. Several
days ago the impression prevailed here
that the betting was 2 to 1 on Denver.
Last night Denver pool rooms, gener
ally, posted the odds at 5 on Washburn
to 3 on Denver. Considerable Topeka
money has gone out to Colorado, but ac
cording to these developments equal
winnings are impossible, while in the
event of defeat a contingency nobody
will admit possible here why of course
everything goes.
Unprecedented Registration In
the City of Topeka.
The registration books will close at
9 o'clock tonight.
This is the last day in, which the
voters can register and the commis
sioner of election's office has been crowd
ed all day with men who desired to get
their names on the books or wanted the
records looked up to satisfy themselves
that they registered last spring. The
registration up to noon today was 9.901,
and at the rate the voters are coming
in the total registration will pass the
10,000 mark, and there will be enough
more to make up for the duplicates and
reissues and spoiled.
Deputy Commissioner George Wagner
said this morning that they were having
some trouble today with men who were
not entitled to vote, but who insisted
upon being registered. They have re
fused to register about 25 applicants,
but there will be many more today, as
the "pluggers" of both parties are run
ning in all the doubtful ones today. This
is the method they always pursue on the
last day, as they think the force in the
office will be too busy to give much at
tention on account of the rush.
The greatest trouble is with the ne
groes. They are a migratory class, and
it is almost impossible to catch them.
They approach the counter as if they
had always lived in the city and get
ting registered was an every day occur
rence with them. When they are asked
where they live they answer promptly,
and it is generally in the Fifth ward or
in Tennesseetown. It also develops that
they have been here since the first of
Two foreigners were refused certifi
cates yesterday, although they both
claimed to be citizens. When asked for
their naturalization papers it developed
that they did not have them. One was
a Swede, and he told the commissioner
that he would get his papers at the
court house as soon as they had come
there to give them to him. The other
was an Austrian, who said that his
papers were at home. Both men said
they would return with their papers, but
they did not do so.
A man who gave his name as William,
Henry Harrison stepped up to the
counter this morning and asked to be
registered. In answer to the questions
put by Commissioner Yount it developed
that he was a native of Kansas, was 39
years old, and that he had never before
registered nor had he ever voted. He
said that he had never taken enough
interest in politics to vote, and when
questioned as to how he would vote this
time refused to answer.
Several farmers, or rather farm hands,
who are out of jobs and are in the city
only temporarily, have attempted to
register, but have been refused. They
seemed to be under the impression that
they could voteere and thus save a
trip to their homes. "I want to vote
here because it is convenient," is the
way they explain it.
Americans Attack Superior
Force of Filipinos.
Forced to Retreat After Sus
taining Severe Losses.
Washington, Oct. 26. The war depart
ment today received a dispatch from
Gen. MacArthur giving an account of a
fight in which a small detachment of the
American troops attacked a much su
perior force of Filipinos. The dispatch
Manila, Oct. 26. Adjutant General,
Washington October 24, First Lieut.
Febiger, 40 men, company H, 33d regi
ment. United States infantry volunteers.
Second Lieut. Grayson V. Heidt, 60 men,
troop L, Third cavalry, attacked insur
gents 14 miles east of Tarvican, Ilocos
province, Luzon; developed strong posi
tion occupied by about 400 riflemen, 1.
000 bolomen under command of Juan
Villamor, subordinate of Timos. Des
perate fight ensued, which was must
creditable to force engaged though un
der heavy pressure overwhelming num
bers, our troops compelled to return
Narvican which was accomplished in
tactical orderly manner. Acting Assist
ant Surgeon Bath and a civilian teamster
captured early in the fight were released
by Villamor. According to their ac
counts insurgents much stronger than
reported herein, and their loss moderate
estimate, over 150.
Our loss, killed, First Lieut. George
L. Febiger, CharleS A. Lindenberg, Wni.
F. Wilson, company H, 33d regiment. U.
S. V. infantry: Andrew T. Johnson, far
rier; Guy E. McClintock, troop L, Third
regiment, U. S. cavalry.
Wounded Company H, 33d volunteer
infantry Floyd W. McPherson, hip,
slight; John W.Grace, fae, slight; Foyd
H. Heard, cheek, slight; Harry S. John
son, knee, serious; troop K, Third U. S.
cavalry, Corporal Adam R. Wachs, arm.
shlight; Alfred Downer, lip, head, slight;
Charles W. Martin, thigh, slight; Oscar
O. Bradford, foot, slight:. Wm. K. Hun
der, leg, below knee, slight.
Missing, company H,33d regiment, Jno.
J. Boyd, Samuel P. Harris: troop L,
Third cavalry, Samuel Davis, Ferd
Schwed. Twenty-nine horses missing,
some known killed. (Signed)
"Weatner Indication.
Chicago, Oct. 26 Forecast for Kansas:
Fair tonight and Saturday; cooler in
southeast portion tonight; variable
Populists Forward Complaint
to District Attorney.
Letter Posted In Topeka Ofiks
Last Night
Was In Neither First Nor
Second DeliTery Today.
Assist. Att'y Bone Discusses
Methods of Investigation.
A formal complaint forwarded to the
United States attorney, I. K. Lamlwrt,
by E. R. Ridgley, chairman of the Pop
ulist state committee, alleging delays of
official mail, placed in the Topeka post
office at 9 o'clock last night, today at
10 o'clock had not reached the attorney'
office, which Is in the same building wit h
the postofflce.
The letter was taken to the postoflice
by a representative of the Populist com
mittee. It was a large envelope con
taining the State Journals in which wer
printed the charges and the subsequent
article concerning A. K. Rodgers.
This package was made up, sealed,
stamped and delivered to the person who
carried it to the postofllce in the pres
ence of five witnesses.
At 9 o'clock the letter was placed lri
the postofflce. It should have reached
the district attorney's oillce In the first
mail this morning. It did not come in
the first nor the second mail.
The envelope bore the following re
turn card;
: After 5 days return to :
: Silver Republican State Central :
: Committee.
: D. O. McCray, Secretary, :
: Topeka, Kansas. :
Enclosed with the papers referred ta
was a letter to Mr. Lambert, containing
the following:
"I send herewith copies of newspapers
containing articles in which AwiKiant
Postmaster A. K. Rodgers Topeka is
charged with having tampered with tho
United States mails. 1 know nothing
about the facts in the case, except 'hut
the information purports to come from
a Republican source. As a number of
reports about irregularities in the tnai -"
have come to this office, I desire to cull
your attention to the cape of Rodtteis,
and of P. C. Thomas, of the Colored
Citizen, and ask that yuu inveaUnut'i
The envelopes Issued by the Silver Re
publican state committee hn v t X! n
enced delays and appartnt difficulties .n
getting through the mails prior to th.-i
time and the use of this particular en
velope by the Populist officials was for a
purpose. One hope was to discover if
such communications are always subject
to delays and the suspicions of the Pop
ulist officials were m renglhened today
when told at 10 o'clock that the com
munication had not reached Mr. Lam
bert's office ii the federal building.
"There must be a mUtaKe some
where," remarked Secretary John Cur
ran. However, the Populist officials will
await the close of today's business an 1
if .the communication has not then
reached the destination intended for H
an investigation will be made.
Mr. Lambert is making campalen
speeches for the Republican state ticket
and Is out of the city. His assistant,
Harry J. Bone, won today by a btata
Journal reporter said :
'We have received no such letter as
you mention from the chairman of the
Populist state committee. Th re is no
such letter In this morning's mull.".
"If such a complaint reaches this de
partment what action will be taken?"
inquired the reporter.
"The practice and custom In all such,
cases is to refer mi'-h complaints to Geo.
A. Dice, superintendent of the mail ser
vice for this district. Mr. Dice Is at St.
Louis. Attached to the complaint we al
ways s nd a letter asking that the as
be taken up and that an Inspector lit
detailed t make an lnvestlgtajon of thj
"KoliAwIng this an Inspector makes an
Investigation and his recommendation
govern the future action. This Is en.; I.v
the way these things are always han
, died in the offices of federal attorneys
and we will follow the praetioc."
The Rodeers-Larimer controversy is
quiet today, both sides seemingly wait
ing for the next move by the "other fel
He Walked to and From the
Polling Place.
Canton, O.. Oct. 26. President McK'n
ley Is now fully qualified to vote in pre
cinct "B." First ward, Canton. He retd
tered this morning, the lirnt opportunity
he has had. being out of the city on Ui
previous registration day.
The president was accompanied to h!
polling place by Judue Day. Major
Charles R. Miller and Postmaster George
B. Frease. He walked to and from th
polling place, a distance of half a dozen
blocks, and greeted many aequalntance..
Governor General Wood, of Culm. Is ex
pected here during the forenoon to con
fer with the president.
Deceased Left an Estate Estimated at
Mansfield, O., Oct. 6. Th will of the
late Senator Sherman is to be Died for
probata here. The estate, it Is under
stood, consisting of bonds and tirit
and real estate here anf at Wnshinutojt.
D. C, will aggregate about t.t WWK
There are a largo number of beifiu-t-ls to
relatives. The executors are Myron M.
Parktr of Washington, D. C, und W. a
Kerr of Mansfield.
To Repair the Shamrock.
Glascow, Oci. EC Sir Tltom s Lin
ton's yacht Phair. k. was ;,!,-o-e! in
dry dock at Greenock this mornlnn. pre
paratory to beinjj refilled lor latin.

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