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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAI, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 28. 1000.
miLROAD MEWS. Ownership of Railroads Hnrries Into Hands of a Few. Polities and Extravagance Pre cludes Government Control. POSTAL DEFICIT SHOWS Nearly a Thirl ot Earnings Goes to Kailroads. Tice President Morton's Argu ments For a Pooling Law. Consolidation of all the railway proper ty of this country in. a few ifamls-per- h. ps in one grand system-may be the ul timate result of continued fa.lure on the part cf congress to enact a railwav - pool ing law. savs the Chicago Times-Hera.d. absence of a pooling law is already hurrying the ownership of railroads into fhe hands of a few. The logical resu t cf unrestricted competition in the rail way business is the death of competition cr consolidation. This is the opinion of Paul Morton, sec ond vice president of the Atchison. To- i. oka & Santa Fe railroad, which he has Merited in an article in the current number of The Independent. Mr. Monoj Jloes not look upon the present tendency to consolidation with alarm: on the con tra rv he has consistently maintained tor F.,me time that if all the transportation lines of the country were operated as one Brand svstem the service to the public would be superior to that now rendered charges would be more equitably assessed as between shippers, and a lower oasis of rates would prevail. Those who dissent from Mr. Morton as to the ultimate effect of consolidation of railwav companies upon the public mter et will hard I v deny the proposition that such consolidation is gradually taking place and that the causes ascribed by Mr. Morton are the correct ones. Mr. Morton believes in legalised pooling, under the supervision of the interstate commerce commission, because he is of the opinion that the public can be better served by stabilitv in freieht rate than by unre strained, and therefore destructive, com petition. If the railroads are to fight each other to a finish the natural outcome will be ownership bv a few people. Manv people believe that government ownership will be the ultimate outcome of fvreent conditions in railroading. But the introduction of politics into transportation as a consequence and the extravagance with which government business is con ducted should present insuperable objec tions In the public mind to government ownership. Mr. Morton illustrates the ex travagant marner In which the govern ment conducts business by citinsr the cao of the postoftice department, where the government pays the railroads 28 per cent of its total earnings from that department and shows a deficit. The express com panies are controlled by private interests, pav the railroads SO per cent of their gross earnings, and still show a profit. The cost of railroad service depends verv largelv upon the cost of supplies and material". If it is fair to the people of the country to establish maximum rates on the composite service rendered them bv the railroads. Mr. Morton asks if it is not equallv fair to the railroads to estab lish maximum prices on labor, steel rails, ties, coai and other component parts of the service. NEW RAILROADS BUILT. Over 4,000 Miles of New Track Laid This Tear. miring1 the year just closing1 . 4,322 miles of railroad were constructed in the fnited States. In 1S99 4.58S miles were built. 265 miles more than this year. The 5.000 mile mark predicted at the opening of the year was missed by a large deficit. The high price of steel and the great amount of work nec essary to reduce grades and eliminate curves has presented much new mile age. The Railway Age will say this week: The south, and southwest continue to be the scenes of greatest activity, al though there have been many important lines built in the west and northwest. Twenty-one states west of the Missis sippi river have built 2.412 miles of new line, or more than one-half of the total for the entire United States, while the Btates east of the Mississippi and south of the Ohio have added 1.126 miles. The states in which no new roacl is reported are Massachusetts, Connecti cut. Rhode Island, Delaware, Kansas and Xevada. Texas) leads all other states in the Vniar. with a total of 31S miles. Penn sylvania comes second with 277 miles, Iowa third with 267 miles. Minnesota fourth with 31 miles and West Virginia fifth with 22b miles. These are the only states showing an excess of 200 miles. In Texas important extensions have been built by the Southern Pacific. In ternational & Great Northern and Mis souri, Kansas & Texas, and there have len many short lines constructed. The terrible storm which swept over Texas some months ago. causing great damage to railway property, seriously retarded railway construction in that state and prevented the completion of a consider able mileage which it was expected to liave ready for operation by January 1, lwl. The longest stretch of new track. 142 miles, has been built by the St. Louis & San Francisco on its extension from Fapulpa, I. T., to Denison, Tex. A large proportion of the new mileage rf the year has been built by the great systems of the west and south aa fol lows: Chicago & Northwestern, 240 miles; Burlington system, 18S miles:Chi caeo. Milwaukee & St. Paul. ITS miles; Southern Pacific. 170 miles: St. Louis & San Francisco, 170 miles; Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific. 168 miles: Northern Pacific, 151 miles (not counting two Bhort extensions in Manitoba): Chesa peake & Ohio, 108 miles: Seaboard Air Line. I'M miles; Burlington. Cedar Rap i is & Northern, 100 miles; Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe system, 91 miles: Ixiuis-.nlle & Nashville. 90 miles; Gulf & Ship Island. 69 miles;Central of Georgia. 68 miles: Southern Railway, 65 miles; International & Great Northern. r2 miles; Baltimore & Ohio, 3S miles. This makes a total of 2,050 miles of new line built in the interest of the 17 companies named. It is too early to make predictions as to the results for the coming var. but much important work has been laid out In the west and southwest, which will make those sections enticing fields for railway contractors for the next twelve months. The most important of these is the Rock Island s extension from Lib eral. Kan., to White Oaks. N. M.. 400 miles, contracts for a portion of which have already been let and which ia scheduled for completion in 1901. The construction completed in 1900 brings the railway mileage of the United States at the opening of the twentieth century up to the grand total of 195,155 miles, subject to possible Increase by later returns. , STRUCK IT RICH. McGinnis Deserts Truck Gang to Venture on Matrimony. After a quarter of a century or more of service with the Santa Fe, Edward McGinnis called for his time Thursday morning and quit the truck gang- in the reusd.-b.ouse. He told tha boys all about it. He leaves the company to be rr.axried to a North Topeka widow m ho has a "nate bit" of property or two in the business block on North Kansas avenue. On New Tear's eve, according to re port, the Widow McDonald is to become Mrs. Edward MeOinnis. The widow is reputed to be worth $20,000. McGinnia accepted congratulations and bade his mates good-bye. , WANT TO AVOID STRIKE. Northern Pacific Telegraphers Now Face a Crisis. -St. Paul, Dec. 2$. An evening paper says: .. . 1 Kvents of the da,y indicate that a strike of telegraph operators" on the Northern Pacific is more than possible. The company is sending men west to prepare for an emergency. When ques tioned in regard to this movement Geo. Hampton, the operators' press commit teeman, stated that the grievance com mittee were aware that the company was taking precautionary measures. He said: "It is hard for us to understand the action of the company. We have never intimated by word or act that we would advocate a. strike should our demands not be granted. At the present time all we desire are reasonable concessions and we will remain here until we get them. If we fail to get them I can hardly say what action will be taken. There will be no strike if the telegraphers can prevent it. Our demand for contract has been refused but we have been granted some minor concessions." BOYCOTTS STRIKERS. Mexican Central Refuses Work to Santa Fe Operators. From the El Paso Herald The Mexican Central road has boy cotted the Santa Fe strikers and none of them will be given work on that system. George Perkins, superintendent of telegraph on that system, is now in El Paso and many of the Santa Fe men have applied to him for work. He has refused tnem all and said that he had instructions not to employ any man who went out on the order of Dolphin. Joe Oberhalser, who was operator for tha Santa Fe in El Paso before the strike, recently took a position with the Mexican Central in Juarez. He was notified Saturday that he was not need ed any longer, and is again .without work. So far as is known no other road fcaa refused to employ the strikers but sev eral are expected to post bulletins to that effect soon. THREE HUNDRED TRANSFERS- Strike Caused Numerous Changes at Santa Fe Stations. Through theSantaFe operators' strike 300 transfers have been made or are being consummated at the stations along the A. T. & S. F. proper, alone. To keep track of the rapid changes several clerks in the Santa Fe offices are kept busy. Promotions occurred to the loyal men and the new operators are changed about frequently to the best advan tage till they familiarize themselves with the road work. This process of sorting and arranging still goes on and will have been gotten into pretty fair shape when the revised list of station agents comes out on Jan. 1. There is hardly a station along the whole line that will not record one or more changes. Stringing Copper Wire. A force of workmen began stringing the new copper wire for the Santa Fe telegraph department between Topeka and Kansas City. This is a preliminary step toward a continuous copper wire from Chicago to the Pacific coast, A continuous copper wire circuit will now be had as far as La Junta, Col. Super intendent Sholes says the construction of the line from Albuquerque to the coast. 8SS miles, the possibility of build ing which was announced in November, has now been authorized. Joins Rock Island Surveyors. David McCoy, of the Santa Fe engi neering corps under Resident Engineer J. M. Meade, will leave Topeka January 1. Mr. McCoy will join the Rock Isl and engineering corps. He will be sta tioned with the surveying parties work ing in the territory of the Rock Island's new extension from Liberal to El Paso. FROM WELLINGTON. C. W. Ryel has been assigned to Brakeman Gilbert's car in Pat Curtin's crew. Brakeman Clarence Gilbert, of Wel lington, has been assigned to a newly created position as brakeman on a mixed train between Miami and Ama rillo, Texas. A new time card went into effect on the Southern Kansas of Texas today, and henceforth the 203-4 passenger will run as a mixed train be tween Amarillo and Miami, and the new brakeman was put on to handle the freight cars. Dr. Ayer, father of Geo. Ayer, su perintendent of the Panhandle division of the Santa Fe, is in Wellington visit ing his son. Dr. Ayer's home is at Medicine Lodge. He is S2 years of age, and a very sprightly old gentleman. He was a police captain in the Ninth ward of New Tork city fifty years ago, and was a deputy sheriff in the county adjoining Erie county. New York, when Grover Cleveland was sheriff of Erie county. Dr. Ayer lielped train John C. Heenan, the great prize fighter. Dr. Ayer lived in Minnesota at the time of the Custer massacre, and at one time fought with Custer's men. He built the first hotel, in Nickerson, Kas., and boarded the men who built the Santa Fe railroad through the yyvrn. Many years later, when the Santa Fe built the Panhandle line. Dr. Ayer was a resi dent of Barber county. The railroad survey was made through his land and he sold hay and other horse feed to the construction gang. He has trees on his land in Barber county two feet in diameter which he planted himself. Dr. Ayer has a son in Mexico who is a mil lionaire, and a son-in-law in Colorado who is a millionaire. He is known all over the county, and gets more mail than any other man in Medicine Lodge. His boys grew up with Dennis Flynn, in Barber county, and through Flynn's friendship and influence Dr. Ayer held a sinecure in the Alva, Okla., land office for two years. Conductor H. A. Garfield and Miss Olive Davis of Winfield were married Sunday night. The groom is a Santa Fe conductor and is very popular at Wel lington, both in and out of railroad circles. He has a home elegantly fur nished for the reception of his bride, where they will begin keeping house. The bride is an exceptionally modest and refined young lady who never loses a friend. " ' ; . , SANTA FE LOCALS. Evan Evans, of the car door depart ment, is on the sick list. Fireman John Clark went to work to day after a week's layoff. Frank Cole, of the round-house, ia on duty again after several days' illness. Engineer Edward Scahill is laying off. Workmen are grading and laying the switch into the new blacksmith shop. The shops are a sight-seeing Mecca Tor the school teachers in the city at tending the state association conven tion. Few can excel the inspector in show ing the ladies around the shops. At the same time bashful men take a recess. A HOT CAMPAIGN Has Been Carried in Northern Por tion of Mindanao. ' Manila, Dec. 28. A pushing campaign has been carried on by the Fortieth in fantry during December In northern Mindanoa. The town of Jeminiz was captured as was also the insurgent stronghold in the iribuntains further in land. The coast town of Langarin was captured by a detachment of a hundred troops, who scattered the enemy in that, vicinity, killing and capturing several. A portion of the troops thus engaged have returned to Cagayan and joined in the campaign which Brigadier General Kofcbe is personally prosecuting. Gen. MaeArthur's proclamation is re sulting in -many arrests cf alleged insur rectionists in Manila and vicinity, a few of ihose taken into custody being promi nent.One prisoner was hot dead and an other wounded in attempting to escape. ROBBED HiS WSFE Then J. S. Tinsley Shot Her and Himself to Death. Los Angeles, Dec. 2S. John W. Tins ley shot and killed his wife, Anna P. Tinsley, on the street today and th;n fired a bullet into his own head, dying instantly. The bullet that killed his wife entered the left eye and penetrated the brain. The couple were married at Van Burn January 2, this year. Tinsley rep resented himself as possessor of property in Helena, Mont., to the value of $75,000. His wife had $400 cash and a house and lot in Jackson, Tenn., valued at $2,500. This latter her husband induced her to sacrifice for $1,S00 and five days after they came to Los Angeles on a honey moon trip, the expenses of which were defrayed by Mrs. Tinsley. From here they went to Mineral Wells, Texas, and August 28 reached Excelsior Springs.Mo. There Tinsley induced his wife ta trans fer to him the $700 that remained of her money and told her he must, go to Helena to settle up his affairs. After his departure she found that he had also taken a diamond ring and stud valued at $400. She received a telegram from him da ted Los Angeles, in which he acknowl edged he had deceived her in regard to his wealth and that she would see him no more. She followed him here but in the meantime he had departed for Monett, Mo. Two weeks later he return ed to Los Angeles and arrangement was made whereby he gave her a draft on an Arkansas bank for $325 and promised to make other reparation. She sent the draft for collection and it was returned with the statement that money to Tins ley's credit had been withdrawn by him. On 21st of this month Mrs. Tinsley filed suit against her husband in the supreme court of $1,100 fraudulently obtained from her and bitterness over this suit and the troubles leading up to it evidently caused the double tragedy. It is now thought Tinsley has anOBier wife in Townsend, Mont. Letters found in Tinsley's pocket addressed to the public indicate clearly that the crime was premeditated. A DRUGGIST PUnTsHED. Found Guilty of Hand.'ing Liquor Too Freely and Is Sentenced to JaiL Beloit, Dec. 28. An adjourned term of the Mitchell county district court con vened here to pass sentence upon Dr. D. C. Everson, the Cawker City druggist, who was convicted in the September term of maintaining a nuisance under the prohibitory law. The sentence of the court is 30 days in jail and pay a fine of $100 besides the costs of the suit amounting to about $400. A bill f exceptions was settled and allowed by the court for an appeal to the court of appeals. The case was ably handled by County Attorney Levi Coop er, assisted by ex -Judge Clark A. Smith for the prosecution, and the firm of El lis & Burnham and D. M. Thorp for the defense. It took about a week to try tne case in the September term, there being between 35 and 40 witnesses summoned. White Pigeon Bank Closed. Washington, Dec. 28. The First Na tional bank of White Pigeon, Mich., has been closed by order of the comptroller of currency on receipt of a telegram from National Bank Examiner J. W. Selden, that the board of directors of the bank had passed a resolution requesting the comptroller to take charge. Exam iner Selden has appointed a receiver. Huntington's WilL San Francisco, Dec. 28. The will of Collis P. Huntington was admitted to probate by Judge Coffee today. The pe tition was presented by Attorney J. E. Foulds, who stated that the only prop erty belonging to the estate of the de ceased railroad magnate in this city con sisted of a mortgage interest in real property in the value of $50,000. Aside from this there was no personal prop erty of any description. Around the Horn in 38 Says. San Francisco, Dec. 28. The steamer Sonoma, built for the Oceanic Steam ship company, has arrived here after a record-breaking run from Philadel phia. She came around Cape Horn in thirty-eight days, nine hours, making no stops. The best previous time was that made by the Sierra, she making the run in forty-three days, six hours. She stopped at Coronel, however. An Arizona Dick Turpin. Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 28. A lone high wayman held up the Hot Springs Junc tion stage near Hot Springs Junction last evening, securing about $50 from the private express box. It is reported that an important consignment of gold dust from a mine near Hot Springs formed a part of the booty. The bandit conducted operations quietly and disap peared on a horse. The stage driver hurried on to Hot Springs Junction, where a posse was organized and is now on the trail of the robber. Holiday Excursions via, Santa Fe Ronte. Tickets on sale to points within 200 miles west of Missouri river. One fare for round trip. Tickets on sale Dec. 22, 23, 24. 25 and 31, 1900, Jan. 1, final limit Jan. 2. . "Cure the cough and save the " life." Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup cures coughs and colds, down to the very verge of consumption. CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. Tha Kind You Kavs Always Bought Signature of ii BRIEF TELEGRAMS. Washington, Dec. 28. A. K. Fry, super intendent of education of Cuba, has tele graphed to the war department a sweep ing denial of the published story that he issued a circular or proclamation in Ha vana advising the Cubans to proceed to drive the Americans out of the island. Washington, Dec. 2S. The president has ordered .that the military reservation at Nome, Alaska, be made a public reserva tion under the control of the war depart ment and that the military reservation previously set aside near the east side of the mouth of Nome river be known as the Fort Davis military reservation. St. Johns, Dec. 38. The price paid for the steam whaler Bsquimaux by Evelyn B. Baldwin, the Arctic explorer, now ar ranging for the. Baldwin-Zeigler expedi tion next season, was $23, (Km. She for merly belonged to Barclay Walker, the well known yachtsman of Liverpool. Mr. Baldwin will charter a second steamer here, using the Esquimaux for the for ward movement and the other vessel as a supply ship. Berlin, Dec. 28. When the attention of the German foreign office was called to a dispatch from Washington that the Unit ed States government would decline to be responsible for the losses of property of Germans in Cuba resulting from the Spanish-American war and the insurrec tion which led to it, the of ficials refused to offer any expression of opinion on the subject. - London, Dec. 28. Richard Croker. who has been rusticating for several weeks in Carlsbad and Nice, returned to Wantage two days before Christmas, where he re ceived a summons to appear January 2 to reply to Inquiries respecting his in come, in connection with the income tax. He left Wantage yesterday, presumably for the continent. His house today was absolutely closed, and there is no expec tation of his return before next week. San Juan. Dec. 28. The New York and Porto Rico company's steamer Aracidia sailed today for New Orleans, having on board 400 Porto Rieans, 66 per cent of whom were women and children destined for Hawaii. New Tork, Dec. 8. H. A. Seymour of this city has filed a petition in bank ruptcy, individually and as a member of the former brokerage firm of Sevmour, Johnson & Co., with liabilities o $68,630, assets $750,695. Chicago, Dec. 28. John Howard Jones, who from 186S to 1S75 was agent for the Western Associated Press in Chicago and for the greater part of that time agent for the Western and California Associated Press, died at his home in this city, acred C4 years. His reports of the great Chi cago Are of 1871 gained him considerable fame. For a number of years Mr. Jones was superintendent of the postal station in this city. Concord. N. H., Dec. 2S. Mrs. Carrie Sinclair Huntoon, the former society belle, who was arrested on a charge of con spiracy to kill her divorced husband, Walter C. Huntoon, was today pronounced insane. She will be taken to an asylum. Shanghai, Dec. 28. Many Chinese war junks laden with stone have been an chored off Wu Sung, presumably to block the channel in case of an emergency. Dover, Del., Dec. 28. A certificate of incorporation was tiled here today for the Midland Canal company of Fargo. N. D. Capital, $1,000,000. New Tork, Dec. 28. The exchanges at the New Tork clearing house yesterday aggregated JK64.013.209. which is a record breaker. The previous high record was on November 20 Inst, when the exchanges were about $14,000,000 less. St. Petersburg. Dec. 2S. The czar and czarina will return to Taarskoe-Zelo, near here, about February 2. CHARRED BONES. All That is Left of a Family of Three Children. Olympia, Wn., Dec. 28. Three children of Mr. L. La very, a daughter aged 4 years, a son aged 2 and a 6 months old infant, have been burned to death near hece. The parents were temporarily ab sent, leaving a hired man at work cut ting wood about 200 yards from the house. A few minutes after the parents left he discovered the house on fire. Be fore he could reach the scene an explo sioi occurred, supposed to be of dyna mite stored in the upper part of the building. The building was entirely con sulted and the bodies of the two elder children were found where the bedroom had been. The infant was in the cradle in ihe front room. A few charred bones were all that was left. JOHNSON DEPOSED. Minister Who Mysteriously Disap peared From a N. "ST. Sanitarium. New Tork, Dec. 28. The Tribune prints the following: The fact that the Rev. James Le Baron Johnson, the former assistant rector of Grace church, was formally deposed from the ministry of the Episcopal church has become known to his friends in this city. It has been ascertained that he was deposed from the ministry at his own request and the announcement of his deposition states that there is no re flection upon his moral character in the proceedings. Mr. Johnson disappeared about two weeks ago, and his friends have not had any word? from him. About the time of his disappearance he wrote to Bishop Potter, expressing a determi nation to give up the ministry, and re questing that an announcement of depo sition be made. Bishop Potter caused the announcement to be made at the Church of the Ascension, although Mr. Johnson had not been associated with the work of that church. Mr. Johnson had resigned his place t s assistant rector of Grace church, and his resignation had been accepted. He had resigned the place of chaplain in the fire department, and Fire Commis sioner Scannell had placed the letter of resignation on file. Mr. Johnson left the sanitarium at Watkins, N. T.. about two weeks ago. He had been suffering with nervous trouble since last spring. He went t5 Europe for a stay of two months at that time, but he was not benefited much by the trip. Friends of Mr. John son in this city say that his health was shattered by overwork. At the time of the great fire which de stroyed the steamship piers and some of the shipping of the North German Lloyd line in Hoboken, Mr. Johnson was on a fire boat on the North river. He saw some of the sailors who were im prisoned on the Saale thrusting their heads and hands out of the portholes of the doomed steamship and appealing for aid. His excitement at the time was so great that he became ill. It is believed by many of his friends that he is in the west, and that he will re turn as soon as his health has been re stored.. His father, Archdeacon John son, of New Brighton, Staten Island, has said that he does not know .where his son is. , Belgian Hare Show. Kansas City, Dec. 28. The American Crystal Palace thoroughbred poultry and Belgian hare show has opened here with about twelve hundred specimens on exhibition. The poultry judges are: Theodore Hewes, of Chicago; D. I. Heimlish, Jacksonville, 111.; and Frank Strausbaugh, of Dawn. Mo. The hares will be scored by John L. Miller, of Denver. Shoes, Tomorrow, S2.65 604 - Vs X X Of these Exceptional Offers It will Overcoat. Men's HOW PLAYS ARE NAMED. A Simple Incident Which Suggested '-My Lady Dainty." Few people outside of the dramatic profession have the least idea what trivial events sometimes suggest the titles of plays, says an exchange. Acci dent more often than consideration is the cause for many a play name. An instance might be quoted of Madeleine Lucette Ryley's latest production, "My Lady Dainty," which Mr. Kelcey and Miss Shannon are producing. Some years ago, when Miss Shannon was in one of Charles Frohman's companies, while at breakfast in a Philadelphia hotel wherein the attendants were negroes the manager and the actress happened to be seated at a table looked after by a courteous old colored man who had formerly been at a Louisville hotel, and, having come in contact with many professional people there, he recognized the two over whom he had to preside. Knowing the gentleman to be liberal in tips if well attended to he put his best foot forward. Miss Shan non, who is a dainty eater under all cir cumstances, had been suffering from dyspepsia, and when the waiter came with his usual inquiry, "What can I do to tempt your appetite this morning? the actress replied: "Don't try to tempt my appetite; bring me exactly what I order and not an atom more. Tou may bring me a piece of toast not the usual soggy pieces of bread which you bring with three dark brown stripes on each side, but have it toasted through." "Yes, mum, toast it through," replied the waiter; "not soggy in the middle; yes. mum." The actress continued: "Also one chop, medium." "One chop, med ium " repeated the suave darkey. "And one fried egg." "Yes, mum, one fried egg," echoed the waiter, as he started to leave to give the order. Miss Shan non called him back, remarking, "Have the egg well done on one side, upon which the old fellow im mediately inquired, "Yes, mum, yes, mum, which side, please mum?" It is needless to say both Miss Shannon and Mr. Frohman laughed heartily at this, and at the finish Mr. Frohman dubbed the actress "My Lady Dainty." That was many years ago, before Miss Shannon was a star. Some time ago Mr Frohman purchased the American rights of Mrs. Ryley's latest play, and as the Napoleon of dramatic affairs titles nearlv all the plays he produces this one remained unnamed until he se lected Effle Shannon to create the prin cipal female character and arranged with the Kelcey-Shannon company to produce the play. When Miss Shannon asked the name of it Mr. Frohman im mediately replied, "My Lady Dainty. Theatrical Notes. Lewis Morrison's complete production of "Faust" will again visit this city in a short time. ... , Miss Viola Allen will take "In the Pal ace of the King" into New York on De cember 31, appearing a t the Republic Theater. Joan of Arc Is to be made the heroine of a play. The announcement is that Iuis 5.1. Parker will be tha dramatic architect. Amelia Bingham Is to appear early in January at the Bijou Theater New York, in "The Climbers," by Clyde ritch. The organization engaged to support Miss Bingham includes, among others. Robert Edeson. Frank Worthing. Ferdinand Gottschalk. John Flood. Georce C. Boni face Alfred Fisher. Charles Nevinsjames Bennett Sturgis. Henry Stokes Henry Warwick. Annie IriFh. Clara Bloodgood Madge Carr Cooke. Minnie Dupree. 1 sobel Haskins. Maud Monroe, Florence Lloyd and Lillian Aldrich. Mrs Frederick V. Bowers. whoe hus band is responsible for those soulful dit ties, "Because" and "Always." Is to act in a piece for which her former husband rtmr,crl thp music. Mrs. Bowers created some notorietv last summer by eloping with voung George M. Pullman and the pair having tired of each other, she is going back to the stage. Marie Tempest has come off victorious in her fight with the landlord of the In don theater in which she Is playing. Miss Tempest demanded that certain altera tions be made in the houif. and upon the landlord's refusal declared she would not pav a cent of rental until he acceded to her request. The landlord placed bailiff:? in the theater to protect his Interests, but Miss Tempest remained firm, and as a re sult the improvements will be made. The Christmas number of The Dra matic Mirror is a handsome issue. It has an artistic cover page in colors that rep resents a star, arrayed as one of the trim mest twentieth century girls extant, beaming jovouslv. imbued with the hnppy spirit of Christmas-tide. The Christmas Mirror is bright from cover to cover with special articles and verses appropriate to the season in addition to its usual live budget of information of and about stage folks. Illustrations are more than pro fuse, including many clever cartoons, among which the "Worm's Eye Views of Current Plavs" takes high rank. "Slede;--iile. December 25." Is the title of an ex ceedingly clever Christmas story by Philip Jacques. For minuteness and accuracy of detail this vivid life story of three stage folks is suggestive of Dickens, while for weirdness and horror Bulwer is nearly equalled. The holiday number of the New York Clipper is an enlarged edition and en hanced by a large gallery of players by wav of illustrations, headed by Joseph M. Weber and Lewis M. Fields, the clever and successful New York vaudeville man agers. The Clipper has an ornate cover page showing the "Old Reliable" Clipper ship sailing through her forty-eighth year. x X n W x v ! i I x Ay-. x j j'Vf X Xif 606 - 6 J8 KANSAS AVENUE. i i il pay you to see us if you are $10.00 Suits, tomorrow Men's S12.50 Suits, tomorrow 8.00 X Men's S15.00 Suits, tomorrow 10.00 X Men's $18.00 Suits, tomorrow 12.50 Men's 810.00 Overcoats, tomorrow 0.05 X Men's $15.00 Overcoats, tomorrow 10.00 J Men's $18.00 Overcoats, tomorrow 12.50 X Boys' and Children's Suits reduced from 25 to 40 per cent, for X T6morrow's selling. We want to reduce stock as low as pos- sible by the 1st of January. t Take advantage of these great bargains. t t t t M - M the masks and bells of the drama and the seasonable sprig of mistietoe. Neither John D. Levy nor E'ella Fox will affirm or deny the story afloat lhat thev were married Jn New York this week. Intimate friends of both declared that their marriaee had taken place in Westchester county. TRICKS OF .BARNSTORMERS. CFrom the New York Times.l "One of the old sialic phrases of the stage." said Muggles, who used to be a good actor, "was 'to pong." This means, or used to mean, using your own ianguujje that, is playing a part without cues of the proper lines, relying only upon a knowledge of the play to carry you through. Years ago upon the road there used to be some highly ludicrous situa tions in consequence of a new play being produced in a hurry. The stage manager, however, had a wonderful, genius for patching up a hitch. When circumstances were necessary he would sometimes lower a front scene and tell the low comedian and chambermaid to go on and 'keep It up,' and while they did so he would ar range how the play had to be continued. "Of course, actors are expected to help one another out of a difficulty, but at times old grudges were paid off. For In stance, I remember on one occasion a let ter had to be read in one scene. Unfor tunately this letter could not be found, so a 'dummy' that is, & blank sheet was sent on the stage. " 'Say, dad.' said the actor who had to read the letter and seeing it blank, 'here's a letter for you.1 You had better read it yourself, as I an sure it contains good news." "But 'dad' tumbled to the occasion and replied: 'No. Tom, you read it. I've mis laid my spectacles.' " Bless me," said Tom, 'It Is written so badly I can't make out a. word of it. Here, iNeny. you read it. "The unsuspecting Nellv take the let ter, and seeing It blank. Bavs: 'No, father had better read it. He will be able to make It out better. I'll go and fetch your spectacles. I know where they are.' And off she goes. "The old man is again equal to the oc casion, and calls out to her: 'Never mini bringing them. Nellv, I 11 come and Kt them.' Then he walked off, and the stage manager had to rearrange the scene. "Yes. sir, there's a lot in tha theatrical business you outsiders never dream of." Eloped From a Poorhouse. tFrom the Portland Daily Press. Social circles of the Deering Poor Farm were startled recently by the elopement of two inmates of the Institu tion, Mary Furillo and Harry Rock wood. Miss Furillo has seen some thirty six summers, while Mr. Roekwood's knowledge of the world covers a period of just tialf that time. Neither of the young persons are very strong mental ly, but when they met it was a case of love at first sight, and as the rules of the institution which sheltered them did not permit marrying and giving in marriage, they decided to leave its roof together. Joining hands they took their depart ure unbeknown to the superintendent and the other inmates. Nothing was heard of the departed couple until about five days after their disappearance. Then word came from the authorities in Boston that they were In that city and expressed a desire to see Portland once more. The authorities directed that they be returned and the Boston people were glad to comply. Miss Furillo and Rock wood had walked from Portland to Bos ton, making the trip in five days. They slept wherever night found them and begged their meals from the good natured country people living along the route they were traveling. By the time they reached the Hub, however, some of their romantic notions had been dis pelled, and they were ready to return to the more prosaic and less adventurous poor farm life. Upon the return of the erring wanderers it was deemed best by the poor authorities that they be maintained at separate Institutions. Ac cordingly the Furillo woman was Bent out to Deering and Rockwood to the Portland street home. Kipling to Write of Pussy's Purr One of Kipling's new "Just-So" stories which he is now writing for the Ladies' Home Journal, will tell "How Pussy Got Her Purr." In the same humorous vein the famous author will tell of an other feline peculiarity: "How the Tiger got His Stripes." Kipling loves to write about animals and to interest children in his stories; but fond as he is of children he will not write "down" to them. He despises the "twaddle" which fill3 so many books Intended for their entertainment, and keeps far away from it in everything he does with his pen; consequently his stories in terest men and women as well as delight children. To California, the American Summer land. "Te Overland Limited" via Union Pacific makes 15 hours quicker time be tween Missouri river and San Francisco than any other line. Finely equipped with Double Draw ing Room Palace Sleepers. Buffet Smoking and Library Cars with Barber Shop and Pleasant Reading Rooms, TMning Cars, Meals a la carte, Pintsch Lisht, Steam Heat. Of this train Admiral Beresford says: , "Why, I never saw anything like It; and then, too, this dining car system it is grand. The appointments of the Union Pacific trains are a constant source of surprise to me." J. C. FULTON, Depot Aeent. 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