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TOPEKA STATGJOtJENAl MCfcNfiXV EVENING. SEPTEMBER 29, 1H02.
rrnnnui OTITD IATTDU 11
H. BY FRANK P. MAC LEXXAN. "
VOLUME XXIX ....No. 241
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
Dally edition, delivered by carrier, 10
suburbs, or at the same price in any
. Kansas town where the paper has a car-
rier system. -,
By mail, one year w.ho
- By mail, three months -90
Weekly edition, one year -fO
Saturday edition of daily, one year.... l.W
Entered July 1, 1875, as second class
r matter at the pestoffice at Topeka, Kan.,
under the act of congress.I
TELEPHONES.
" Business Office Bell 'phone 107
Business Office Ind. "phone 1072
Reporters' Room Bell "phone 577
Reporters' Room Ind. 'phone 1071
Topeka State Journal building, 800 and
: HC Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth.
NEW YORK OFFICE:
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CHICAGO OFFICE:
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eTTXLL LEASED "WTRB REPORT
07 TS3 ASSOCIATED PRESS.
The State Journal Is a member of the
Associated Press and receives the full day
r- telegraph report of that great news or-
- ranization for exclusive afternoon publica
' lion In Topeka. '
" The news is received In the State Jour-
Bal building over wires for this sole pur
", pose, busy through the- entire day. A
, vumpicric wyj vm, .. ... r -
received.
Now It is being said . that Speaker
Henderson -was frightened off the track
thy the Boles ghost. .
- It looks as though the waterworks
'. question might not even reach the in-
Junction stage this year.
The country has been saved once
more. ' The reserves of the' New York
associated banks have again risen above
the legal requirement.
The greatest worry of the Democratic
poltllelans appear to have is caused by
; the fear -that their party will elect a
;majorlty in the next national house. .
President Roosevelt's suggestion that
--the tariff be taken out of politics is a
. .good thing, but the task will be difficult
as long as the tariff beneficiary's patriot
ism remains so closely allied with his
pocketbook.
Just when the Democrats thought
ihey would be compelled to make the
campaign on the uninteresting issue of
Imperialism, the president came along
and presented them with the live ques
tion of the trusts and their relation to
the tariff.
' ; A firm "of soap makers has awarded a
contract to an eastern magazine for a
full page in each issue of the periodical
for three years with the option of two
additional years. The price agreed upon
is the magazine's full rate of $4,000 per
page per issue, making an expenditure
of $48,000 per year and a total of $144,000
in this one medium, with a probability
of an increase of $96,000.
W. H. Gllstrap of Tacoma, Washing
ton, is planning to paint a series of his
torical pictures for display at the Louisi
ana Purchase Exposition of 1904, as well
as at the Lewis and Clark Exposition
at Portland, Oregon, in 1905. They will
relate principally to the great expedition
of Lewis and, Clark which followed the
Louisiana Purchase and the important
discoveries in the far northwest which
resulted from the expedition.
Almost every legitimate device that
can be thought of except a further re
duction of taxation is being resorted to
by the government to prevent an in
crease in t"e already enormous accum
ulation of money in the treasury. The
trusts have taken their cue from Secre
tary Shaw and are anticipating dlvl
' dend and Interest payments. The policy
appears to be anything to prevent a re
duction of taxation which if begun is
more likely to hit the tariff than the in
ternal revenue.
The Syracuse Herald of the 24th inst.
calls the attention of its readers to a bit
; of history in the following: "This 24th
day of September is the seventieth an
niversary of the formal opening of the
first trailroad in the United States, and
we believe m the world. It was the
Mohawk & Hudson railroad, between
Albany and Schenectady, and the first
trip was made by a train of three pas
senger coaches drawn by the historic
locomotive, DeWitt . Clinton. The
coaches were stagecoach bodies mount-
' ed on trucks with flanged wheels to fit
the old style strap-rails.
GOVERNMENT SHALE TESTS.
. . In bulletin No. 202 of the United
-States geological survey, now in press,
Dr. Waldemar Lindgren gives the re
sults of an investigation of certain
Kansas shale beds undertaken by the
United States geological survey in May,
1902, to determine whether they carried
gold and silver in commercial Quanti
ties, i - '
The assertion that certain clay shales
of western Kansas contain gold and
, silver dates back about seven years,
and originated in the work of a com
pany of men who were prospecting for
zinc in the soft clay shales near Smoky
Hill river, in Trego county, in 1895.
These shales, it was found, extended
through a large part of Ellis county. A
large number of assays of these shales
was made by different persons. A
large percentage of the samples was
said to contain gold and sliver, and it
" was claimed that the clay had average
values of from $2 to about $10 per ton in
. gold and silver. Other persons, among
.them Prof. E. Hawortb, , of the Kansas
' state university, denied that the. shales
contain gold in notable quantities.
Companies were formed and mills
were erected . to treat these shales for
gold and silver. . AH the latter devel
opments have taken place in Ellis coun
ty, adjoining -Trego county on the east.
A brief description of the topographic
and drainage features of the region In
United States, geological survey's maps
given, reference being , made , to the
.of the - Hays, and Ellis quadrangles.
which embrace an points referred to in
'the report, and the geological features
,;;pf the region are outlined. .
The methods of sampling anil assay
lng are described in detail. The nine
teen samples selected were assayed in
the laboratory of the survey by Dr.
Lindgren and Dr. E. T. Allen - sepa
rately, and. then by both gentlemen
conjointly. For further confirmation the
samples of most importance were sent
to the director of the mint, Mr. George
E. Roberts, who had them assayed,
seven by Mr. W. F. Eowen, assayer of
the mint bureau, and seven by Mr.
Jacob B. Eckfeldt, assayer of the mint
in,, Philadelphia. In all. 77 assays were
made of material taken from the nine
teen samples.
The resnlt indicate, according to the
report, that minute quantities of silver
are often contained in these shales, and
that some, samples show the presence
of very small quantities of gold. The
samples do not always give the same
results in repeated assays, showing that
the metals when present are unevenly
distributed through the rock. None of
the samples assayed contained silver or
gold in economically important quanti
ties. Although, of course, it is impos
sible fo say what may be contained In
those parts of the shale beds which
have not been assayed, it is extremely
Improbable that this material will ever
be of economic importance as a silver
or sold ore.
A few samples were tested in the
laboratory of the survey for zinc and
also for copper. These samples showed
no trace of zinc or copper. The con
cretions in the shale just below the Fort
Hays limestone contain a brown car
bonate of lime which is frequently mis
taken for zinc blende.
JAYHAWKEE JOTS.
An anti-tobacco crusade is on at
Bucklin.
The LaCrosse Chieftain will take pigs
on subscription.
A Clay county farmer is planting a
250 acre wheat field.
For the first time in years McPherson
has a few empty houses.
Freight cars on the Orient reaching
Anthony are a flaming scarlet.
The giddiest social organization in
Fort Scott is the "Merry Wives.'1" .
The first frosts at Kingman have
caused "closing out" sales on ham
mocks.
A Logan woman advertises for a lost
pocketbook containing $31 and two
knives. -
A Hutchinson man received a court
fine for decorating the front yard with
his cow and horse.
What an uneasy bed the erratic old
Republican rver must have. It's con
tinually .changing. - .
An enterprising citizen, is . pushing
Lyons boom along by starting up a
chicken ranch in the heart of the city.
The Greensburg Signal " was a day
late last week. A citizen rushed in the
office to have a $10 bill changed. The
editor fainted. ., ". .. -i if
A Salina horse dropped dead the other
evening in front of a house where a
young woman was "trying a new one
on the piano.
The farmers along the Solomon pro
pose to vote for the congressman that
will pledge himself to work for a tariff
on hish water.
A Parsons jail bird disliked his quar
ters so much that he caught the ma
larial fever and was taken to the home
for the friendless.
A four vear old tree at Leavenworth
bore four apples this season, the largest
weighing one pound and a quarter and
measuring 14 inches.
A wise old Kingman county mother
Poland China knowing that pigs were
appreciated this year has 18 lively
youngsters tagging at he heels.
Instead of being a hardbinger of win
ter that big flock of pelicans that hov
ered over Leavenworth was undoubted
ly a presage of the defeat of Col. An
thony,
Gleri Elder boys will be long on Jack
O'Lanterns this fall. They fished out
several dozen of some farmers pump
kin crop that came down the Solomon
along with the drift wood.
GLOBE SIGHTS.
From the Atchison Globe.3
Some people are only busy when hold
ing indignation meetings.
Every man thinks he knows what real
work is, and that other men do not.
When church music is sung on the
stage every one in the audience wishes
he could hear more or it. well, ne
can, by attending church.
Some people take a "motto for the
day" when they get up every morning,
and in trying to keep it in mind lose
sight of everything else.
An original poem sent to this office
relirs to the editor as '"somewhat old."
This may be poetry, bat we don't pro
pose to call attention to a thing like
that. -
Look out for your horses: a girl will
visit In town shortly worth $50,000 in
her own name, and when a girl is that
rich independently, you know what her
face is like.
When you start out in the morning
determined to be good natured all day.
ever notice how sure some boresome
man is to tackle you and knock your
good resolution to pieces?
There are different ways for getting
a reprieve. An Atchlrion man got mad
at his wife five da.ys ago, but she has
averted the storm by keeping company
constantly in the house. A pardon may
be finally granted.
The manager of the picnic lately held
at Mason's grove says that he had sev
eral good ideas that could have been
worked out, but that he was kept so
busy talking to men who had foolish
ideas, that he had no time left in
which to get features together that
were possible.
- Special Election Called.
Jefferson City, Mo., Sept. 29. Gov
ernor Dockery today called a special
election in the Twelfth congressional dis
trict, to fill a vacancy caused by the ac
tion of the house of representatives de
claring vacant the seat of James J. But
ler, Democrat, and that no. election was
held in the district in 1900.
Marriage of Alfonso's Mother.
London, Sept. 29. A special dispatch
from Madrid says it is reported there
that Queen Maria Christina, mother of
King Alfonso married her master of the
horse. Count de la Escosura, while in
Austria recently.
Difficult Digestion
That is dyspepsia. '
It makes life miserable.
. Its sufferers eat not because they want to.
but simply because they mutt.
They know they are irritable and fretful ;
but they cannot be otherwise.
They complain of a bad taste In the
uouth, a tenderness at the pit of the stom
vtix, an uneasy, feeling of puffy fulness.
leaaacne, ne&rtourn ana what not. -
Tho effectual remedy, proved by perma
lent cures of thousands of severe cases, is
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Hoop's riLLB m tae boat catB.rnc
CROCK TOO IT.
Appointed to Take Evidence in
" - Gas Case.
Will Beport to Judge Hook on
Bates. ,? ,
Robert J. Brock, of Manhattan, was at
2 o'clock this afternoon appointed as
snecial master to take (testimony and
report findings of fact in Topeka's dol
lar gas case. The appointment was
made bv Judre W. C. Hook of the
United States court on application of
Rossington, Smith & Histed, attorneys
for the gas company.
Notice was served on City Attorney
Chas. F. Spencer and J. D. McFarland,
counsel for the city in the gas case, last
Saturday that the, application for the
appointment would be made today, and
ati 2 o'clock all the attorneys were pres
ent in the judge's , chambers.
The attorneys for the city objected to
the appointment of a special master to
report findings in fact. They did not
oppose the appointment of a master
whose power would be limited to simply
hearing the .testimony, but this point
was quickly overruled by Judge Hook,
whd held that the master should report
findings, as is the 'general practice in
such cases. In the order for the ap
pointment, however. Judge Hook pro
vided that the master shall report an
the testimony to the court, which will
enable the attorneys to argue on the
testimony.
Mr. McFarland. for the city, asked
Judge Hook to increase the bond of the
gas company, owing to- the long dura
tion of the suit. Judge Hook made this
the occasion to rebuke the attorneys for
their delay. .
This case could have been tried, de
termined and gone to decree if the
counsel had tried to facilitate matters,'
said Judge Hook. "So much time has
been wasted by the attorneys that I
shall refuse to consider the long dura
tion of the suit in requiring increase in
tne bond to protect the city. It need De
but a short time now until the master
concludes his part of the work, and the
case can then come immediately before
the court. It should be ready for hear
ing within two montns. 1 will there
fore not pass upon the application for
Increase In bond at this time."
Mr, McFarland also raised a new
point which probably will be one of the
strong features In the case of the city.
He urged that the original contract, or
ordinance of the gas company with the
city, which provided that the rates
should be no higher than In other cities
similarly situated was void In so far as
the rate provision was concerned, for
the reason that the statutes at thaj
time gave the city council no right to
regulate rates for gas companies. If
this contention is correct, the city will
not be obliged to prove the relation of
the Topeka rate with the rates of other
cities, but only Drove that the rate of
$1 per 1,000 feet is a reasonable rate.
Judge Hook did not pass upon this
point, but stated that he would hear
further argument upon it before the
special master is called upon to take
testimony outside of the state.
Judge Hook stated that he did not know
whether Mr. Brock would accept the ap
pointment of special master and that he
would leave the name In the order a blank
until he had communicated with Mr.
Brock. In case Mr. Brock declines, an
other master will be selected after consul
tation with the counsel ror the parties to
the suit. : . -'
AT HIS WIFE'S GRAVE.
Aged Leavenworth Citizen Com
mits Suicide by Shooting.
Leavenworth. Kas.. Sept. 29. William
Textor, a well known citizen of Leaven
worth, aged 74 years, was found dead
today at the grave of -his wife in Mount
Muncle cemetery. He had committed
suicide by shooting himself behind the
ear.
NEEDED A LAWTER.
Auditorium Case in Supreme Court
May Go by Board.
The Auditorium case in the supreme
court seems to be on rather shaky
grounds at present. The attorney who
carried It through the district court for
the city was W. F. Schoch, but he was
not paid by the city, and now he has
withorawn from the case.
The case was brought by L. M. Craw
ford to prevent attractions from playing
at the Auditorium. Crawford lost tho
case in the district court and appealed
it to tne supreme court. T. J. Anderson
and A. S. Kane looked after the inter
ests of the Auditorium. Now Kane is
In league with Crawford, so he does
not care to have the defense pushed In
the supreme court, and there seems to
be no funds for the attorneys. The
city has half a dozen lawyers, "more or
less, on the pay roll. Couldn't some or
them look after the case?
DOESN'T EXPECT CHANGE.
Supt. Henderson, of Santa Fe, Laughs
at Reports of Changes.
George R. Henderson, superintendent
of motive power of the Santa Fe, has
returned from Cleburne, Texas. TO a re
porter for the State Journal today he
said there was nothing in the rumor
that the management of the railroad
was to undergo another change and that
John Player would come back to the
Santa Fe as third vice president.
Mr. Henderson has been in Texas
where there has been a scarcity of mo
tive power to haul the cotton crop out
of the state. He reports that the tem
porary stringency has been overcome.
M'CLUBE IN IVES' PLACE.
Train Dispatcher at Chanute Is Mad
Trainmaster. .
L. E. McClure. chief disoatcher at Cha-
nute, was today appointed trainmaster of
the- Middle division of the Santa Fe in
place of E. E. Ives, who was killed by
a swiicn engine in tne n,mnona. yaras on
September 18. The appointment takes ef
fect at once and Mr. McClure's headquar
ters will be at Emporia.
Mr. McClure has been chief train dis
patcher at Chanute for a great many
veara and Is one of the well known em
ployes of the Santa Fe. He was selected
for the position by General Superintendent
j. m. iiuriey.
DEATHS AND FUNERALS.
David Hartsock, father of Mrs. Julia
at the home of the latter at 1:20 p. m.
Sunday, September 28. His death was
the-result of a paralytic stroke one week
ago today which left him speechless.
The funeral will be held from the resi
dence of W. D. Gossett, 1015 Van Buren
street, at z p. m. Tuesday.
David Hartsock was born In Fairfield
county Ohio, August 8, ,1820. At the
age of 18 he removed to Indianapolis,
where he lived until his marriage, in
1846 to Miss Valeria Evans, of Terre
Haute. Soon after bis marriage he
moved 10 lerre Haute, wcere ne en
gaged in the clothing business. He was
a prominent and prosperous merchant
or tnat city until 1868. when he came to
Kansas on account of the health of hik
wife. Sinca he has lived in Topeka he
engaged in the leather business with his
son-in-law, W. IX Gossett, and he after
ward lived on a (arm in Dover town
ship. Mr. Hartsock joined the Metho
dist church early1 In -life, and was fo
twenty years leader of a Sunday school
and a prominent church -worker before
he left Indiana. .'Since the death of his
wife in 182. Mr. Hartsock - has made
his home with his daughters, Mrs. Julia
A. Wiley and Mrs. W. D. Gossett.
Forest Hughes, aged 26 years, died at
11 o'clock Sunday, night of pneumonia,
at his home, 610 West Sixth avenue. Mr.
Hughes was a Christian Scientist and no
physician was called. Funeral -services
will be held from the residence at 3:30
Tuesday afternoon. The funeral will be
private, but friends of the family are in
vited. Mr. Hughes was born in Paola,
Kas. " He came to Topeka ten years ago,
and has been in the newspaper business
since that time. - The sickness which
caused his death was of short duration,
and his friends did not consider It seri
ous until two or three days before the
end.
GALL MONEY 35.
The Market Closed With Prices
Rapidly Tumbling.
New York, Sept. 28. At the close of
today's stock market call money was
quoted at 35 per cent. This is the high
est figure reached for call money this
year. . . .
Violent liquidation was renewed in the
final hour when call loans amounted to
35 per cent and , prices were carried
downwards with a plunge to the lower
level of the day. Louisville's loss reach
ed 10, St. Paul 9, Atchison 6, Penn
sylvania 5 and Missouri Pacific, Man
hattan, St. Louis-Southwestern prefer
red 4 or . more. General Electric and
Westlnghouse Electric 6, and several
prominent stocks from 3 to 4. A rally
of a point In St. Paul failed to hold the
market and It continued to decline. The
market closed demoralized and with
prices rapidly crumbling.
WILL MAKE A CAMPAIGN
Democrats Decide to Take TJp the
Cudgel in Shawnee.
The Democrats of Shawnee county have
decided to begin an active campaign for
their county ticket. -
Saturday afternoon L. M. Penwell was
elected chairman of the Shawnee county
Democratic central committee. D. H. Mor
gan was elected secretary and W. E. Atch
ison treasurer. The members of the com
mittee decided to start the campaign at
once and to hold meetings In all parts of
the county. The central committeemen
will meet tonight to plan tb speaking
campaign. J. J. Schenck, the Democratic
candidate for county attorney, intends to
begin work at once . to back fire on L. A.
Stebblna. the independent candidate for
county attorney, and on Galen Nichols, the
MepuDiican candidate.
THE ISLE 0faN.
tFrom the New Orleans Plcayune-1
Lord and Lady Raglan are not rich.
and have been, therefore, glad to ex
change the somewhat expensive office
of under secretary of state for war,
which entailed residence In London, for
the governorship of the Isle of Man,
which carries with it an official resi
dence, a salary oS about $10,000 a year,
sundry allowances and Very few ex
penses. The Isle '.of Man, famous for
the production of Manx cats and of
Hall Caine, is, as every one knows,
situated in the Irish sea, about equidis
tant irom eingiana, Scotland and Ire
land, and for three centuries- In times
gone by was subject to Norwegian rule.
Then it passed to the crown of Scot
land, was seized by King Henry IV of
England, and was bestowed by him
upon the Stanley family. For the fol
lowing three centuries the sovereignty
of the island belonged to the Earls of
Derby, who consequently Included
among their titles that of King of the
isle of Man. On the death of the tenth
earl, in 1736, without male issue, the
earldom of Derby went to his next male
heir, a cousin, but the sovereignty of the
Isle of Man went to his heir general,
the then Duke of Atholl. from whose
only child, a daughter, the English
crown purchased It In 1765 for a sum of
,8400,000.
Since then it has been administered
by a governor and an independent legis
lature consisting of two branches, the
council and the house of key J. Lord
Henniker was the last governor and
Lord Raglan now steps into his shoes.
The people on the Isle of Man are
rather a strange lot, and it remains to
be seen how they will relish the idea
of Lady Raglan, immediately after her
nusDana receiving tne appointment as
their governor, posing In her corona
tion robes at a charity bazaar in Kent.
3 pence being charged for the privilege
of gazing on her, precisely as If she had
been the Circassian beauty, the fat 'ndy,
the human skeleton or the Indla,rubbei
man at some country fair.
But Lady Raglan- has always been ex
tremely odd, and when, a few years ago,
an unscrupulous London dentist at
tempted to overcharge her for a set of
false teeth, she preferred to go to law
about the matter and to submit to no
end of publicity In connection with the
affair, rather than to allow herself to be
imposed upon. ,
Lord Raglan is in the very prime of
life, considerably over six feet In height,
broad in proportion, and while in the
Guards for he Is an old soldier used
to be known by the nickname of '"Old
Honesty." He. belongs to the Somerset
family, of which the Duke of Beaufort
is the chief, and is the grandson of that
Lord Raglan who was commander-in-chief
of the British army during the
Crimean war.
Raglan. Castle does not belong to him
In fact, I believe it has now passed out
of the possession of the Somerset famll;
altogether, and his country seat Is a
place in Wales, known as Cefutllla,
which was presented to his grandfather
by public subscription in returji for his
military services.
RUSSIA AND AFGHANISTAN.
From S. Petersburg Novoe . Vremya.
We have no intention of striking at
the Independence of Afghanistan Great
Britain may rest assured on this point:
h tuto enjoy the right of penetrating
within Jier borders, to develop commer
cial relations with her, and to have a
representative at Kabul, constitute from
teh point of view of Russian Interests
an inconsistencyetarsrhsdethadlrsdiuuh
an incontestably legitimate desir-;, and
at the same time an Indispensable op
Ject to be attained.
Killed by an Engine.
Wichita, Kan., Sept. 29. While Rev.
Samuel R. Anderson, Presbyterian pas
tor, was on the Missouri Pacific "T"
last evening hunting a strayed horse, a
switch engine struck and killed him.
New York and Return $23.30 via
V Erie S. B. '
October 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th, the Erie
Railroad will sell tickets from Chicago
to New York and -return- for 823.30. It
Is Erie all the way 'from Chicago to
New York. Through baggage car.
through coaches, through sleepers,
through dining car. Absolutely no
change. Fast limited -trains. Lowest
rates. For detailed Information apply
to Mr. A. W. Moore, Traveling Passen
ger Agent, Erie Railroad, Kansas City,
Mo.
w mm i mm
If it don't rain
TUESDAY,
it will
WEDNESDAY
CHICAGO AND RETURN - - $10.00
V Tickets on sale Sept. 30th and Oct. 1st. I Final limit returning, Oct. 6th.
NEW YORK AND RETURN - -
Tickets on sale Oct. 2d to
Los Aneeles or San
On sale Sept.- 29th,30th,
BOSTON AND RETURN (From Kansas City)
Tickets on sale Oct. 6th to
ST. LOUIS AND
Tickets on sale Sept. zyca to uci. za. rinai umu returning, wci. oin. r
For full information relative to these excursions , '
See or address J. L. KING, C P. & T. 1., TcU
LOCAL MENTION. Av-
. - ".;...'-
John B. Cra!?. of North Topeka. has";
made application for admission to the
Soldiers' home at Leavenworth.
T. S. Williams, election commissioner,
wili leave for Chicago today to attend
the meeting of the National Republican
league. , ,
The assault case against Will Dupree
in city court has been continued. About
ten days ago Dupree fired three shots
into the person of Will Gay, another
negro.
The W. W. Gavitt Medical Co will
give free to the poor people of Topeka
who need medical treatment any of their
medicines. The only requirement is a
written order signed by Mrs. .Thorpe.
Mary Jinks is the name given by a
war-like female Who was arrested last
night for being drunk. She broke the
furniture in her cell before she quit for
the night, and was fined ta this morning.
Deputy United States Marshal Frank
McGrath arrested James Mellon at
Kansas City Saturday night on the
charge of passing a counterfeit dollar.
He was put in the Leavenworth county
jail and will ihave his preliminary hear
ing October 3.
A negro tramp who says he Is on his
way to Chicago, was injured slightly
this morning while sleeping In a box
car In the Santa Fe yards. The car was
moved by a switch engine and some of
the iron with which it was loaded fell
on the negro, bruising bis side and
shoulder.
Saturday afternoon at 3:30 there was
a small fire at 513 West Ninth street,
the home of H. E. Griffin, conauctor on
the Santa Fe plug. The house is owned
by A. A. Robinson, president of the
Mexican Central railway, and is located
next to Mr. Roolnson's owh house. The
origin of the fire Is not known, and the
damage was trifling.
Four small boys, M. Mathews, F.
Prawn, A. Widner and Bert Swlnk,were
arrested Saturday night for performing
acrobatic stunts on the iron . railway,
the back exit of the Crawford theatei
Several youths make a practice of ex
hibiting themselves in this manner, and
the management fear some of them will
get killed if the amusement is not dis
continued. The returns from the Topeka town
ship primaries have not been received
at the Republican county central com
mittee rooms. The returns from a few
precincts straggled In this morning and
the rest are expected any time this
week. The only contest was between
J. B. Rowles and R. L. Hamlll for trus
tee and the result was so close It will
require the official count to determine
who won.
A 14-year-old girl named McCarroli
was arrested in Augustin Alba's chill
house today for robbing the till. She
was caught in the act with a marked
coin with which Alba had baited the
trap. The girl had been under suspic
ion for several days, and it is claimed,
had been seen to own the till before
while the proprietor was busy. The
girl's parents live across the street from
Alba's restaurant, which Is situated at
810 Kansas avenue. .
Xidal Wave Drowns 500.
Yokohama, Japan, Sept. 29. During
the typhoon today a tidal waVe swept
the Odawara district, near here, ano
overwhelmed many houses. Five -hun
dred persons are reported to have been
drowned. The Japanese batUeshtp
Shlkishtma is ashore at Yokosuma, 15
miles from Yokohama. It is expected
that she will be refloated with slight
damage.
Dr. Ooburn Kills Himself.
St. Louis, Sept. 29. Dr. F. S. Cobura,
formerly of Washington, D. C,t vice pres
ident of the Bonanza Mining and Smelting
company, shot and killed himself while
alone today in a flat, where he lived. He
was found dead there by the police today.
It is not known exactly what caused I'r.-
Cnfaurn tn take hi. ilfMi though it is Mi, I
business cares msy ha been the reason.
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HINTS FOR THE v
- HOME DRESSMAKER.
To renovate or not to renovate Is a
question to be considered from this
point namely, . whether 'tin better to
have a new gown or to send a. really
good frock and half the eost of a new
one and have it returned in all re
spects as a new toilet. One's Intimate
friends will no doubt recognise the
gown, but in all ether ways it practical
ly takes its place aa a new gown.
A good black dress invariably "pays"
for renovating, but all queer and un
common shapes, either in skirt or bod
ice, are best left alone unless the mate
rials can be matched or is of the type
allowing for combination. Many bod
ices of the seamless or stretched order
can be turned into smart boleros, and
then, with a new vest and trimming, it
is practically a different garment. .
Trimmings taken from a bodice will
often make a smart vest, and even a
narrow vest and collar of good lace can
be used with side revers of velvet or
silk or with cascades of lace or even
frills falling forward and connected by
straps of velvet across the center of
lace. Tucked vests or plastrons of silk
can be sponged with benzoline. Mount
ed as vests and decorated with some in
crustations of lace in sprays or -bews
or strapped across the ton In yoke
fashion they are handsome.
There are many garments useful for
country and seaside wear which can
be smartened and brought np to date
at a very moderate expense, but they
should be originally of good quality
and cut, or they are not worth 'the
trouble and expense of alteration.' An
old fashioned coat and skirt can be re
made into a smart costume with about
one and a half yards of new cloth to
match. The skirt must be made into a
tight top part fitting a shaped flounce,
and the remainder and the new cloth
will make the shaped flounce.
If there is no new cloth, a Mack,
blue or brown cloth can be made with
a .separate flounce of another color,
such as white, fawn, gray, etc.. and
then covered with stitched tucks ' or
straps of alternate cloth and military
braid, leaving only tiny lines of the
light color between. The old fashioned
basque coat cuts Into a smart bolers to
the waist, and the neck can be finish
ed with a big collar. , -
For Indoor Wear. .
The tea gown of the future will be of
the robe suggestion, the skirt set Into
many gatners at the edge of a sharply
pointed corsaee. one boaxtlnr it..niu.
'age shaped into a long round in front
amy. - aiiu wnai couia ne prettier or
more altogether cortect for the his
"orlcal resuscitation than a large
lorally patterned chine silk? Louislne
angnces several Kinas . ana .-- quail
Mes. together with an .nil... ' v.
riety of designs, though it is always to
ae menu iieu oy a certain orllllancy of
"inlsh. Large fine line checks, mostly
Mack on a. delicate nntnl vwtitn
ised over with flowers, are to be fousd
tnxe on sines ana muslins. The latter
ire not ny any means to be despised for
the fabricating of tea rawna Tmiui
nuslins for choice, perhaps, those of
uiKen. quality aiso causes and the
.ancy qualities oi voile all lend them
wives to the great cause of tea gowns.
. . - ,A Rcw Shade Fn Batr.
It Is Interesting to know that the Pa.
ristans have a new shade of brown for
their hair which is peculiarly becom
ing to French people, who have ever a
Taney to dress in brown.
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SOME DAY.
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BLACK CHIFFON FICHU
FOR- KM ELDERLY WCAti
A pretty fichu for an elderly woman
is shown In the sketch. It Is a drapery
of black chiffon tying In front, to which
are sewed alternate Insertions of Mack
and white lace, esdlng tn two chiffon
V, - -,.
frills. Frills deck fhe knotted ends.
One and a half yards ot chiffon will
make the fichu. Lace - frills may be
substituted for ebtSan If the object is
to use up various odds and - ends ef
remnants. . "- . ' - "
tlsefsl Blaek do was.
Black Is now so universally worn that
It Is possible to be well dressed with
only two or three gowns. A black bo-
lero and skirt for morning and general
wear are most useful, and they need not
be en' suite, although this is preferable.
The tucked silk coats are smart with
fancy cellars and are wearable with
colored skirts and are certainly smarter
than cloth. A loose muslin front and a
duck or linen skirt look quite nioe
with a silk coat for country or seaside
wear, but want . a black hat, white
parasol and gloves and the Inevitable
bouquet de corsage.
A second Mack gown -of some thin,
crapy material on glace silk or made ta
wear over a distinct foundation Is use
ful with Mouses In black and white,
with black or transparent muslin or
lace. Another black gown of crepe de
chine or other thin, silky texture Is for
smart functions and evening wear, and
this Is admirable with plenty of creamy
guipure, which should be handsome,
and can be further relieved by Jet. The
unllned blouses, or slips, as they are
usually termed, are Invaluable in black
and must have transparent Insertions
or yokes, and it is advisable to have,
one tight underbodice of white or ivory,
glace or satin and another of plain
black silk. ,
-. Mofcolr Qowa.
Mohair ' -- very fashionable. This
nice, firm, ,et lightweight material M
stunning, especially tn navy blue, and a
pretty gown ef this material beasts
three crossway stitched folds, each fold
two and a half Inches deep and placed
half their own depth apart and nar
rowed up either side the frantl to tad
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