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THURSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, OCTOBER 9, 1902. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. END filAYBE HEAR Deported in New York That the Strike is Being Adjusted. President Mitchell Refuses to Hake a Statement. IIUCII MYSTERY THERE Coal Operators Say the Situa tion is Unchanged. Hovenients of Interested Per sons Are Unexplained. ONE MAN IS KILLED. Striker Slain by Soldier in Dy namite District. Ofilcial Statement Made Reject ing Roosevelt's Proposal. New York, Sept. 9. Tht presence in this city today of President Mitchell of the mine workers, and of several promi nent men who have been more or less Identified in recent efforts to settle the coal strike, led to many rumors that such an end had been attained or that negotiations that held a fair promise of ttttlement were under way. GOV. STONE OF PENNSYLVANIA. It has been impossible, however, to verify these reports. Mr. Mitchell him self, after a busy morning: of secret.con. ferenees with unknown parties, posi tively deciined to make any statement and several of the most prominent of the coal operators, when questinn.fi re plied that so far as they Knew nothing: had been done. Senators Quay and Penrose of Pennsylvania and Senator Piatt of New York, who were In confer ence during the forenoon, were reticent as to the cause of their counsel in the latter's office and Senator Quay himself, in an interview, confined his expressions to purely political matters. From Mr. Mitchell nothing could be obtained beyond the bare statement that he would return to Wilkesbarre tonight. In no responsible quarter has it been possible to obtain even an admission that a new set of negotiations were on foot, though there were various rumors that a settlement of the anthracite coal strike was in sight. Mr. Nichols, one of the anthracite dis trict presidents, said: "President Mitchell has the power to nettle the strike only in the event that all the demands of the men are granted. If thse demands are not granted the custion must be referred to a conven tion. "In view of this It is pretty certain that the miners will not be at work by Mondaj as was rimored today. I do not tak: much stock in the various peace rumors. "While it is possible that the strike may be settled by Monday, it is highly improb able." President Olyphant of the Delaware & Hudson railroad, said so far as the op erators are concerned, the situation is un changed. New York, Oct. 9. President John Mitchell of the United Mine Workers, who arrived in the city last night, ac companied by District Presidents T. D NicholsThomas Duffy and John Fahy, refused to answer any questions this morning that would throw any light on his plans, or contemplated movements. "There is nothing I can say as to my purpose here," he said. He was asked in particular as to what took place, or was the outcome of the midnight conference he held last night with Senators Quay and Penrose and a man said to be L. N. Hammerling, an independent coal operator from Wilkes barre. Pa. The three district presidents were also there. Some reports say that Senator Piatt and Chairman Dunn of the New York Republican state com mittee were likewise present. Asked if he contemplated a trip to Washington, Mr. Mitchell replied: "I don't know yet." While Mr. Mitchell was at breakfast at his hotel, Moses V. Solomon, a law yer of Chicago, who has handled cases for politicians of that city, arrived at the hotel. He ascertained that Mr. Mitchell was at the breakfast table and at once joined him there. The two talk ed for a few moments and then Mr. Mitchell went to the long distance tele phone and used the wire for about 15 minutes. He and Mr. Solomon then went up stairs to Mr. Mitchell's room. As he was going up stairs. Mr. Mitch ell was asked a second time if he was going to Washington, in view of the meeting there of the executive council of the American Federation of Labor, of which he Is a member. His presence in Washington at this meeting had been expected. "I probably shall not go today." was the leader's answer, but he would say no more. Among the many rumors started to day by the arrival of Mr. Mitchell !n New York, was a report that the Erie railroad had decided not to act further with the other coal roads in settling the strike and would hereafter proceed in dependently. Chairman E. B. Thomas of the Erie board of directors, said to day that there was no truth whatever in this rumor. He also said that he had not seen Mr. Mitchell since he arrived in New York and had no appointment to meet him. Accompanied by an elderly man whose identity has not been disclosed, but who is presumably "Mr. Guernsey." Mr. Mitchell drove to the Equitable buildini and hurriedly entered a. room. the door of which bore a sign "New York Commissioner, St. Louis Exposi tion." With his companion he remained in the room for more than an hour, but with whom he talked, or about what nothing could be learned. When he left the room Mr. Mitchell refused to answer any questions and drove away rapidly. The report that Governor Odell was active in an effort to settle tne strike and that he had participated in last night's conference was denied by the governor himself today, who declared his presence here was purely in connec tion with campaign plans. MYSTERY EVERYWHERE. While Mr. Mitchell was at the Equita ble building, another conference was in progress at Senator Piatt's office a few blocks away between the New York senator and Senators Quay and Pen rose. The room at which Mr. Mitchell called it was learned was engaged only a couple of days ago and the furniture was put in yesterday. A number of clerks from E. H. Harriman's office were constantly coming and going after the conference began, and one of Mr. Harriman's clerks was on guard at the door. At Mr. Harriman's office it was said he was in town, but he could not be seen. Mr .Mitchell, accompanied by his mys terious companion, drove from the E'luitable buildins direct to his hotel. When seen there he again declined to discuss his visit of the morning or to say who his companion was. He said probably he would leave town tonight He said he would probably go to Wilkes barre. One of the district presidents, Mr. Nichols, was asked if there was any possibility of an ' immediate end to the strike. He replied : "Unless the de mands of the strikers are granted in full I do not see how Mitchell can settle tl.e strike without calling a convention, ir only a part of the demands are granted that would render it necessary to call a convention, and that would take two weeks f.t least." Mayor Low today received the follow ing telegram from Mayor Maybury of Detroit: "Reported strike practically settled. Can you confirm or correct any misap prehension which may arise from tliis reDort?" Mayor Low replied: "I have no infor mation on this renort." MITCHELL TURNS IT DOWN. Washington, Oct a. The following was made public at the White House todav: "Office National President United Mine Workers of America. John Mitch ell, National President: Second A'ive President, American Federation of La bor. "Hotel Hart, Wilkesbarre. Pa., Octo ber -. "Hon. Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, Washington, D. C. "Dear Sir: Hon. Carrol D. Wright has. no doubt, reported to you the de livery of your message to me last Mon day and my statement to him that I should take your suggestion under ad visement although I did not look upon it with favor. "Since that time I have consulted with our district presidents, who concur fully in my views. "We desire to assure you again that we ieci Keenly tne responsibility ot our position and the gravity of the situa tion and it would srive us great pleas ure to take anr action which would bring this coal strike to an end in a manner that would safeguard the inter ests of our constituents. "In proposing that there be an im mediate resumption of coal mining upon the conditions we suggested in the con ference at the White House, we believed that we had gone more than half way and had met your wishes. "It is unnecessary in this letter to re fer to the malicious assault made upon us in the response of the coal operators. we teel confident that you must have been impressed with the fairness of our proposition and the insincerity of those who maligned us. ADJUTANT GENERAL GOBIN In Command of Pennsylvania Troops. "Having in mind our experience with the coal operators in the past, we have no reason to feel any degree of confi dence in their willingness to do us jus tice in the future; and inasmuch as they have refused to accept the decision of a tribunal selected by you, and inas much as there is no law through which you could enforce the findings of the commission you sugest, we respectfully decline to advise our people to return to work simply upon the hope that the coal operators might be induced or forced to comply with the recommenda tions of your commission. "As stated above, we believe that we went more than half way in our pro posal at Washington, and we do not feci that we should be asked to make further sacrifices. "We appreciate your solicitude for the people of our country who are now and will be subjected to great suffering and inconvenience by a prolongation of the coal strike, and we feel that the onus of this terrible state of affairs should be placed upon the side which had re fused to refer to fair and impartial in vestigation. I am. respectfully, "JOHN MITCHELL, "President U. M. W. of A.," STRIKER KILLED BY SOLDIER. Tamaqua. Pa., Oct. 9. James Burn- ram, a striker, was shot and instantly Killed by a soldier on guard duty at Brownsville, near here. early today. The place is the scene of several dyna miting outrages, and Burnham is said to have been loitering in the vicinity of a non-unionists house which was par tially destroyed by an explosion last week. The soldier called upon Burn tarn to halt, and this order is said to have ten disregarded, and thereupon the sentrv fired and Rnrnhnm fell dead in his tracks with a bullet through his heart. An unsuccessful attempt was made last night to dynamite a breaker owned by Slattery Bros, at Tuscarora. Only sugni namage was none. f? : MORE SOLDIERS ON SCENE. Wilkesbarre. Pa.. Oct. 9 The entire Third brigade, under command of Gen eral C-obin, is no.w in the Lackawanna and Wyoming vplleys and in control of the territory from Wapwallopen and (Continued on Page Six.)) TENTS ARE DOWN At Blast of Bugle 1,500 Canvas Homes Collapse. Quickly Tied in Packages and Sent to the Trains. CLOSE AT FORT RILEY No Delay and No Hesitation at Any Point in the Work. General Bates and Staff Leave On Special Train. Fort Riley, Kas., Oct. 9. For two weeks officers of the national guard from nearly all the states between Wis consin and Georgia, California and Rhode Island, have remained at Camp Root witnessing practical object lessons in the movement of armies and the con trol of men in action. There were very few of them in camp this morning, nearly all having left for their homes. Had those -who departed prolonged their visit but one day they would have gained knowledge of the art of swiftly placing an army in motion, second in importance to nothing they have ac quired concerning the more showy oper ations in the field. This knowledge they would have obtained by looking on at the simple, frictionless but marvelously rapid break-up of Camp Root under the energetic personal direction of Captain C. B. Baker, the chief quartermastei of the maneuver camp, who had entire control of the loading of the trains and transportation of troops. At 6:29 this morning 1,500 tents stood in the camp just as they have stood for the last fortnight. All their ropes had been loosened, however, and at 6.000 tent corners stood 6,000 men each hold ing a tent rope. At 6:30 a cavalry bugler standing upon the hillside which slopes away to the east from the tent of the commanding general, raised his bugle to his lips and the notes of the "General" rang out upon the air: In stantly the call was caught up by the regimental buglers and within one min ute from the time it had been blown at headquarters, it was ended in the camp in the farthest regiment. The 6.000 sol diers loosened the rope they held and instantly every tent was on the ground. Where a city of 1,500 tents had stood there was nothing. Quickly the ten poles were with drawn, placed In .bundles, the tents rolled and tied in packages of five; tent stakes were pulled, piled and tied, the awaiting wagons rolled up, were load ed and drove away to the trains wait ing on the Union Pacific tracks, near the camp. Within 15 minutes, every tent was ready for shipment and the first loads of them were being placed aboard the cars for transportation to Omaha, where all of the tentage will ba sent.. ; The commanding officer of every or ganization had recived a sketch form Captain Baker, informing him into what cars his men and baggage should go and pointing out just where the cars stood. Every company commander knew just where his men should go. As the wagons came up to the tracks, each ' was directed to its proper place by Lieutenant A. B. Coxe, the assistant Quartermaster. There was no aeiay, no Hesitation at any point. The work went on as though it had been rehearsed a thousand times, in stead of not at all. One hour after the first note of the "General" sounded, the first train carry ing the headquarters, band and four com panies of the Eighteenth infantry, pulled out for Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo. Thirty minutes later, at 8 o'clock, the second section of the same train was loaded and on its way with four companies of the Eighteenth, bound for Fort Logan, Colo General Bates and staff, on a special train. left for Omaha at 8 o'clock. At 8:30 an other train bearing four companies of the Tighteenth was on its way to Fort Logan at 9:30 two commands of the Twenty-second infantry were speeding toward Fort Logan H. Kooots. and at 10:30 still an other train carrying the Engineers' pon toon train, was on its way to Fort Leav enworth. At 12:52 p. m. the last train of the day pulled out for Washington, D. C. It carried the Signal Corps, Hospital Corps and Ambulance Corps. Tomorrow morning the Sixth infantry will commence its march back to Fort Leavenworth where it expects to arrive about October 19, having made on its march about seventeen miles per day. One squadron of the Fourth cavalry will return to Fort Leavenworth in seven days. making marches of twenty miles per day One squadron of the Eighth- cavalry will return to Fort Sill in 20 days. The head quarters of eight companies of Twenty second infantry will march to Fort Crook Omaha, in 15 days, having marched a total of 600 miles during the season. Menoher's mule battery will remain at Fort Riley for target practice. The heavy siege battery at Fort Leavenworth will march to Fort Riley for target practice as soon as the troops now here have re turned. The camp equipage required for unorga nized detachments, visiting officers, etc. has been stored at Fort Riley for future use. ARMY POST AT MANILA. Tract of 100 Acres Is Set Aside by Mr. Boot. Washington, Oct. 9. Secretary Root has issued an order setting a large tract of land containing 100 acres, within five miles of Manila, as a Manila reservation. Th place is intended to be the site for the first of a system of modern brigade posts which are to be erected throughout the is lands. Accommodations will be afforded at this post for one regiment of infantry, two squadrons of cavalry and two batteries of artillery. It is the purpose to get the sol diers out of Manila proper as far as possi ble. Probably the garrison at Manila proper will be ultimately reduced to a regiment of heavy artillery kept within the walled city for the purpose of manning the sea coast lornncations tnere. MANCHURIA GIVE BACK. It Is Restored to Chinese in Accord ance With Treaty. Pekin. Oct. 9. The Manchurian terri tory lying south of the Liau river was restored to the Chinese yesterday in ac cordance with the Manchurian agree ment- Although reports show an increase in the trade of Manchuria, reforms are not expected there until the evacuation is completed, as Russia maintains her ob jection to the railroad to the interior and discourages .'trade. Weather Indications. Chicago, Oct. 9. Forecast for Kansas: Generally fair tonight and. iriday, va riable winds. NATAL VETEKANS ADJOURN Seventeenth. Annual Convention- Closes With .Election of Officers. Washington. Oct. 8. The seventeenth annual convention of the National As sociation of Naval Veterans. '61 to '65. adjourned last night. The following na tional officers were elected: Commodore Commanding: W. Scott Smith, Washington, D. C. i; ieet Captain George McNeil, Chi cago. Commander Robt. A. McLean. Brook lyn. Lieutenant Commander John W. Prout, Newark, N. J. LieutenantEdward HubbelL New Haven, Conn. Master James E. Luther. Providence. R. I. Ensign Edward F. Carrigan. New Haven, Conn. Fleet Surgeon WilHam E. Atwell. Zanesville, O. Fleet Paymaster I. D. Baker. Bos ton. - Fleet Engineer !. F.: Briggs, Rock- ford. III. Fleet Chaplain Alexander McWill- iams, Detroit. T The place for holding: the next na tional convention was left to the na tional officers. WHYBRAGG LEFT. Said Something About Pig's Tail and Latin Races. Washington, Oct. 9. The change in the Havana consulate general has been in con templation for almost three months. It was fully decided that it was necessary to make the change and the only question was, where General Bragg could be placed without substantial loss to himself, for it is difficult to find in the consular service paying as well as this. GENERAL EDWARD S. 3RAOO. The official salary of the place is $5,000 per annum, but there are fees attached much of which go to "the consul general, which swell the total compensation to about J7.000 per year. Aitnougn it is realized that tien. Jtsragg nas been gouty of a lacic ot Judgment at least, in allowine to escape from him a rather contemptuous criticism of the Cu- Dan people in view or tne lact tnat ne was not directly responsible for its publication, the president decided to look on his case with a lenient eye. Early in July General Bragg wrote a letter to his wife at her home in this country, vin. which he used this language: "Uncle Sam might as well try to make a whistle of a pie's tail as to try to make something out of the latin race." the letter was puonsnea on July 14. A few days later the Cuban government asK ed Mr. Squires, our minister to Havana, if the quotation was authentic, intimating that if it were so General Bragg probably had destroyed his usefulness at Havani. By direction of the state department, Mr. Squires called on General Brags for an ex planation He at once admitted the au- thencity of the quotations, but held he had a right to write what he pleased In a purely personal letter to nis own iamny, and without discussing the Question with the general, the state department decided that a change must oe maae ana set anuut tn find another nlace far General Braeg. About two weeks ago this was found through the willingness of United States consul lienerai wiiuam a. nuoiee. at Hong Kong. China, to exchange his post for that of Havana. The delay in making the announcement of the change has ben caused bv the necessity of arranging the details of the transfer. It is understood that these have been perfected and tnat the change will take place as soon as Mr. Rublee can reach Havana. Mr. Rublee's post at Hong Kong Is sal aried at $5,000 per annum and his notarial fees, to all he is entitled, amounted last year to $1,017. so that General Bragg prob ablv will not lose very much by the change. The new appointee at Havan.x. like General Bragg, is a Wisconsin man. He is a son of the late Horace Rublee, former editor and part owner of the Mil waukee Sentinel. He was originally ap pointed as United States consul at Prague, Austria, in 1K90, and retired from that post in 1893. He re-entered the consular service in 1891,, going directly to Hong Kong as consul general. His record in that offic is said at the state department to be ex cellent. HAZEN MAY HEAR IT. Proposed to Submit Anti-Fusion Law to Him. The fusionists are still undecided what to do in regard to the anti-fusion law. Some are in favor of bringing proceed ings before a fusion district judge and others want the test case brought here before Judge Hazen so that there will be no doubt about getting service on Secretary of State Clark. They argue that if they bring an action before a Populist or Democratic judge it may set public sentiment against them, and they have faith that Judgi Hazen would hold the law unconstitutional anyway. Others believe the primary object is to get both tickets on the official ballot and the surest way to do this is to go before a fusion district judge and ask for a writ of mandamus. Judge Allen has gone to consult Mr. Craddock on the subject and Mr. Crad dock's decision will probably decide the matter, a"s he is the plaintiff in the case. He is at Florence this afternoon. If he decides that it ought to be brought in some other county than Shawnee Judge Allen may go on to Wichita and file the suit there. AS THEY DO IN MEXICO. Government' Takes Charge When There Is a Strike. Laredo, Tex., Oct. 9. Captain Thomas W. Dodd. attorney of the Mexican Na tional, has taken entire charge of the road from Laredo to Mexico City oc ac count of the strike on the line. It is stated that President Diaz has ordered out the army to preserve -order and facilitate the movement ot trams. FOR A-BIGSEWER Petitions Are Being Circulated to Build Gigantic One. Include Orchard Place, Walnut Grove and Martin & Dennis. RUSHING THE WORK. Plai i to Let the Contract - This Winter. Would Join Sewer 14 at Mon roe Street. Petitions are being circulated for the creation of an immense new sewer dis trict to include Dennis & Martin's addi tion. Orchard Place and Walnut Grove all of the southwest part of town which is at present without sewers. If constructed on the lines now pro posed, the sewer will be one of the long est ever built in Topeka. The main will extend for 17 blocks, and there will be from E0 to 75 blocks of laterals, making a total length for the sewer of about five miles. The cost of building the sewer is roughly estimated at from $30,000 to $100,000. Beginning at Euclid avenue and Wil liston (or Bolles) avenue, which is the northeast corner of the Washburn col lege campus, the sewer will extend for 15 blocks due east on Euclid avenue, past the fair grounds, with laterais reaching out into Martin & Dennis' ad dition on the south. Orchard Place and adjacent localities on the north, and Walnut Grove on the south. At Mon roe street the main wil turn north, and empty into the 5-fot brick main of sewer No. 14 at Fourteenth street. The plan is to push the circulation of the petition as rapidly as possible, and if sufficient signers are secured to let the contract for the work this winter. In case there is too much opposition to the construction of the sewer, the Orchard Place people will ask the coun cil to make a sewer district of that 80 &cre tract alone. At the last council meeting the owners of Orchard Place asked permission to connect a couple of half blocks with sewer No. 14, but as there seemed to be some opposition to that plan, it may be abandoned, and a new sewer built instead to cover all of Orchard Place. The proposed construction of this sewer is almost certain to meet some subborn opposition. There are manyj people living in Martin & Dennis' adffl-1 tion and Walnut Grove who will find it a hardship to pay for the building of the swer, and they may be able to defeat the plan. On the other hand, now may be the best opportunity Dennis & Martin's ad dition and Walnut Grove will ever have to get a sewer constructed. Orchard Place is certain to be in favor of the sewer," an will build one Independent of the action of the other localities. 16 it does this-, if will make it more ' difficult and perhaps impossible to construct a sewer for Dennis & Martin's addition and Walnut Grove. Both' of these lo calities are very low. while Orchard Place is high. If Orchard Place builds a sewer of its own. it will not need to put the mains low enough to take wa ter and seweraffe from Dennis & Mar tin's addition or Walnut Grove. In this way,- Orchard Place to some extent holds the whip hand over the other lo- calities. The district which it is proposed to sewer includes the biggest part of the Fifth ward. Under the law, the method of creating a sewer district is for a pe tition to be presented to the council asking that this be done. The council then passes a resolution stating it to be its opinion that a sewer is necessary, and the city engineers is instructed to prepare an estimate on the cost .and define the limits for the proposed dis trict. The netitions which are being circu lated do not specify any limits for the district desired, stating only in a gen eral way that the signers desire a sewer to include that part of the southwest corner of town which is not now provid ed with sewer facilities. The exact lim its for the district will of course de pend upon the examination of the city engineer. It may be that some portions of the proposed district are so low that it will be impracticable to reach them with laterals. The extent of the district therefore depends to a great extent on the depth of the sewer at its Junction with sewer 14. The laterals will be run as far as possible, the limit being when the grad nal raise in the grade of the sewer brings it too near the surface of the ground. Samuel T. Howe, the councilman from the Fifth ward who lives In Dennis & Martin's addition, is at present in Colo rado, but he -is said to be strongly in favor of the construction of the sewer. James S. Warner, also a resident of Dennis & Martin's addition, said this morning: "A sewer is one thing we need very badly in our part of town. I am very much in favor of the plan, and would be willing to pay my share and more, too. to have it built. The only reason I have to regret living where I do is the fact that it Is such a difficult matter for us to get a sewer." One argument which will no doubt be urged against the construction of the sewer in the fact that at present there are no water mains in the district which it if? proposed to cover. The fact that the city is apparently about to get possession of the waterworks will have much weight in influencing people to favor the sewer. "CIDER" SMITH TELLS. Explains About the Eclipse of the Moon. "Cider" Smith says there will be no visible eclipse of the sun this month and that the eclipse of the moon will be at midnight of October 16 and 17. He says an eclipse of the moon only occurs when the moon is full and that an eclipse of the sun occurs only at the time of a new moon. MR. LONG IS HERE. Congressman Stops in Topeka on Way to Burlington. Congressman Long came in from Cot tonwood Falls last evening and spent the night in Topeka. He makes Topeka his headquarters and most of correspondence comes here, and it was necessary for him to come here to look e.fter. it. He left this morning for Burlington, where he speaks tonight- Temperature of Large Cities Chicago, Oct. 9.-7 a. m. temperatures: New York, 56; Boston, 60: Philadelphia, 54; Washington, 50; Chicago, E0; Min neapolis, 38; Cincinnati, 50; St. Louis, 56. MORE FAIR WEATHER. That Is the Promise of the Weather Prognosticator. The government forecaster, with the feeling of mercy born of the coal strike, now says fair weather. The forecast sent out today was "gen erally fair tonight and Friday." The min imum temperature this morning was 50. The-wind has been southeasterly blowing 12 miles an hour. The hourly tempera tures recorded by the government ther mometer were as follows. 7 o'clock 5011 o'clock 71 S o'clock 57)12 o'clock 73 9 o'clock 62 1 o'clock 75 10 o'clock 66; 2 o'clock 76 READY IN A YEAR. New York Underground Rapid Transit Nearing Completion. New Tork, Oct. 9. New Yorkers will be riding from one end of the rapid transit tunnel to the other in less than a year, according to the announcement made by Chief Engineer Wm. Barclay Parsons, who has just sailed for Europe. Practically all the tunnelling will be finished within the next six weeks. "By New Year's day- it will begin to look like a railroad," said Mr. Parsons. "We will then have seven miles of four track railroad laid and ready for busi ness. And by that time we expect the work' of excavation and inclosure to be completed. In all there are 60 miles of single track road to be built. The elec tric motors will begin to arrive about January 1, and the cars will soon fol low. The stations will be beautiful and artistic as well as illuminated by sun light and perfectly hygienic. "A color scheme has also been adopted by which to distinguish the various sec tions of the road, so as to enable the passenger to tell at a glance when he is nearing the station at which he wants to leave the train. "This will be in addition to an auto matic device in the cars by which the next station will be announced. "At all important stations telephone booths will be established and the more important stations telegraph stations also. There will be both ascending and descending elevators at all the deep sta tions. "Stairways have been planned so as to keep the incoming and outgoing streams of passengers entirely separate. The stairways will be wider in the average than those of the elevated railways and there will be twice as many. "I believe w-e shall throw the main section open to traffic on October 1 next year, and that will be fifteen months within the time limit fixed by the con tract." BUSINESS STOPS. Even Newspapers Are Suspended During Switzerland Strike. Geneva, Oct. 8. The .. strike now in force in Switzerland was proclaimed by the workmen's national committee by a vote of 200 to 4. All the men connected witn the building trades struck and the newspapers will have to stop publica tion; but work continues at the gas works and in the bakeries and the cafes and shoris are open.. The workmen's national committee placarded the streets with an appeal to all workmen to leave their work, and announced that before declaring the strike the committee made a last ap peal to the street car company, which refused to receive its delegates. Two additional battalions of infantry and a detachment of artillery have been ordered to be held in readiness for eventualities. Towards noon, because of the threatening attitude of the strik ers, the authorities ordered a suspension of the street car service. SHOT HER DEAD. William Dougherty Kills Sweet heart and Himself. Washington, Oct. 9. Miss Alice Fishti., a young woman employed in the govern ment printing office, was shot and instant ly killed at noon today by William Dough erty, an employe of the same omce Dougherty then shot and killed himself. Jealousy was the motive. The affair occurred at the home of a friend of the young woman. Miss Fisher had gone to the friend's house at the re quest of Dougherty who wanted her to re sume past friendly relations and cease ac cepting the attentions of another young man. FOOTBALL SATURDAY. Kansas City High School Will Play in Topeka. The Kansas City Central and Topeka Hich school football teams will play on the Washburn gridiron Saturday after noon. The two teams have been rivals in their class for several years, and both have put UP a good article of football. The Kansas City team defeated Topeka 18 to nothing, and then lost to Topeka 18 to 6 in 1S99. In 1900 the two teams again divided honors. Topeka winning at Topeka. 12 to nothing, and losing at Kansas City, 6 to .nothing. In 1901 the Topeka game was 6 to 6, and at Kansas City 11 to nothing in tavor ot lopeKa. The Topeka team win have isennert. Millice, Fleishman, A. Griggs, F. Griggs and Larimer of last year's team. Kansas City will have only Sharp, Wells and Stanton. The fat center rush Is not playing this year. The line-up of the two teams will be as follows: Kansas City. Position. Topeka. Overall ...center McKibben Beck left guard Fogwell Sharp left tackle Fritz Scarritt left end Fleishman (Cart.) Ridge right guard Bennett Wadsworth ...right tackle Rice Wells right end Larimer Sanders quarter F. Grisgs Eaton left half A. Griggs Stanton right half Millice (Capt.) Cotton full back Johnson WINS TWO-YE ARNOLD TROT. Katherine A. Takes $5,000 Futurity Purse at Lexington. ' Lexington, Oct. 9. Katherine A. won first heat of the $5,000 2-year-old trotting Futurity in 2:14. lowering the record for the stake one and a quarter seconds and tying the world's record. Hilgar was sec ond, Blossom third. Three starters were distanced. Katherine A. won the second heat of the 2-year-old trotting Futurity and the race. Time, 2:154. Deltoro was second. Blossom third. KELLY'SBIG BLUFF His Friends Say He Will Get Catholic Tote. Expects to Gain From Demo crats by This Means. WHY THE Y HAVE ERRED Catholic Advance Makes a Per tinent Statement. Movement Spreading 0?er Coun try For Purity in Politics. The boast has been frequently made recently by the friends of T. T. Kelly that he "will run ahead of his ticket." They claim that he will get a larger majority over Heflebower than Bailey does over Craddock. Privately they ex plain that Kelly . will get the Catholic vote among the Democrats, which will be for him alone and for none of the other Republican candidates, and that this win more than offset the ircepuor licans who will not vote for him. This boast is an insult to the Catholics of Kansas. The Catholics believe in honesty in politics Just as much as any body in Kansas, and for a candidate against whom such serious charges have been made to claim that he can control the votes of the great Catholic church whether he Is honest or not, is an in sult to every faithful member of that church. That this boast is far from the truth is shown by the following editorial from the last issue of the Catholic Advance, published at Wichita, which while not applied to Kelly by the writer, could not have been more applicable. It doubtless expresses the sentiments of the great body of Catholics in Kansas. The Catholic Advance says: Nowadays it pays a political party to thoroughly investigate the previous his tory of a candidate that it desires to place in nomination, since it is certain that such facts -will come out with re sults that may be far from pleasing either to the candidate or to the people who would have supported him. It i3 rare, indeed, that an election is held which does not bring into view pages in the life of some candidate which do lit tle credit either to him or to his party. wnen such facts reflecting on his character are once thoroughly estab lished and proven, it behooves the voter to take them into mature consid eration before casting the ballot which is the grandest mark of his freedom, and which should be made to subserve the honor of his country and his state and no other cause. "There is a great and important move ment spreading gradually over this country making for purity in politics. it is primarily important in that it shows conclusively that the people of the United States are no longer pre pared to support any party on the strength tf its name alone, regardless of its candidates' fitness for office. - By intelligent voting for the man whose . history is such that no charges can be found to bring against him, and who has shown his capability for the proper ad ministration of the duties which fall to his office, and by this means only ca.n purity in American politics be made a fact and not a theory." It is stated that Mr. Kelly is going Into Catholic communities and representing that he is being persecuted on iccouhTi' his religion and asking for votes for him relf on this account. If this were true It would be sufficient reason for every Catholic and every believer in freedom of religious belief in Kansas for voting for Kelly in fact It would be their duty to do so. But nothing could be further from the truth than this allegation. Nine out of every ten of the Republicans of Kansas who are against Kelly are opposed to him solely because they believe his rec- . ord as county clerk of Miami county proves that he is dishonest. Many of them supported Mr. Kelly for months, hoping and believing that he would prove himself innocent, but he has not done so and he has made no effort to refute the charges against him. He will not even consent to having a committee go to Paoli and ascertain if the records on which he was found guilty were in any way changed or mutilated. In view of these facts honest Republicans can not support Kelly when they believe him guilty. Disloyalty to the other candidates on the Republican ticket is shown by the fact that he is working to get every vote he can for himself and not for the ticket as a whole, in an endeavor to keep even with the balance of the ticket. It is to be hoped that every .voter in Kansas will carefully investigate th' charges against Mr. Kelly and then hon- ; (Continued on Page Six.) WILLS' STORE NEWS. New Autumn Waists of French flannel, albatross and fancy waistings are now being shown In a large variety of styles of cuts and trimmings some with Persian bands others with pleats, tacks or folds with button ornamentation. The col orings am of the most desirable shad ings, not only of the standards like blue, black and white, but greens can be found, those dainty shades that are becoming scarce in the market stock is very large, consequently price range covers from the cheapest to the most expensive. Latest Creations in Silk Petticoats. 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