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TOPEKA. KANSAS, OCTOBER 24, 1902. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. FRIDAY EVENING. IN CONFERENCE- Members of Strike Arbitration Commission Meet. Assemble at the White House With the President. THEY WERE STRANGERS Introductions Performed by Secretary Cortelyou. Hr. Itoosevelt Formally Issues His Instructions. Impress I'pon the Members the Importance of Haste. Washington, Oct. 24. The members Of the strike arbitration commission appointed bv President Itoosevelt met at the White House shortly after 10 o'clock this morning and went Into con ference with the president. E. K. Clark, president of the Order of Railway Con ductors, was the first member of the commission to arrive. He reached the White House exactly at 10 o'clock. Hishop Spalding, accompanied by lr. L). J. Stafford of this city, was the next to put in an appearance, tleneral Wil son, who arrived a moment later, was followed by Thomas H. Watkins and Colonel Wright, the recorder of the commission. Then came E. W. Parker, the mining expert. Judge Gray, of the United States district court, was the last member to reach the White House. With his arrival, the commission was complete. Several of the members had never before met. The introductions were made in Secretary Cortelyou's of fice and immediately thereafter the commission ascended the stairs to the president's reception room. 1NSTK V CT ION S GIVEN. The president greeted the members of the commission cordially. The inter view was brief, lasting scarcely 20 min utes. The work to be done by the com mission was informally discussed. The president impressed upon the commis sion the importance of expedition and Informed them that he had decided to appoint two assistants to the recorder to facilitate the work. He then express ed to them their instructions as fol lows: "White House, Oct. 24, 1902. "To the Anthracite Coal Strike Com mission: "Gentlemen: At the request both of the operators and miners, I have ap pointed you a commission to inquire Into, consider and pass upon the ques tions In controversy in conection with the strike in the anthracite region and the causes out of which the controversy arose. Ky the action you recommend, which tire parties in interest have in advance consented to abide by. you will endeavor to establish the relations between the employers and the wage workers in the anthracite fields on a Just and perma nent basis and as far as Dosslble to do away with any causes for the recur rence of such difficulties as those which you have been called on to settle. I submit to you herewith the published statement of the operators following which I named you as the members o the commission, Mr. Wright being nam ed as recorder; also the letter from Mr. Mitchell. "I appoint Mr. Moseley and Mr. Nell as assistants to the recorder. "THEODORE ROOSEVELT"." With the instructions were the state ments of the operators. The members of the commission withdrew in a body. When they left the White House they ricelintd to comment upon their interview. They went direct to the office of Commissioner of I,abor Wright to organize and prepare for their work. The commission went into executive ses sion at Col. Wright's office nt 11 o'clock. Judge Gray was chosen chairman. The commission adjourned at 12:45 o'clock to meet again next Monday at 2 o'clock. After the adjournment the announcement was made that only two conclusions had been reached. The first of these was to admit the public to all formal meetings of the commission, and the second to notify the parties to the controversy to be present at the meet ing on Monday for the purpose of ar ranging a time for hearing which will be convenient for all concerned. Notices were accordingly sent to the mine op erators and to Mr. Mitchell, president of the T'niled Mine Workers, asking them to be in attendance Monday. It was stated that most of the time of today's meeting was taken up with a discussion of the o.uestions as to the time when hearings shall be held, the result of w hich was the conclusion to call in the people interested before reaching a de cision. The presiding officer is to be officially called the president of the commission. The commission then went into execu tive session for the purpose of consider ing the minor details which confront them at the beginning of their duties. Among the questions under considera tion were those pertaining to the place of meeting, the order in which witnesses shall be called, whether the sessions shall he open to the pross, whether counsel for the parties at interest shall be permitted to be present, etc. At noon the anouncement was made that no de termination had been reached on any in n.ee Miojecis. Dui uecorder Wrieht Dy wnom tne announcement was made, said that as scon as a conclusion had been reached it would be given to the public. The commission was invited to lunch with the president at 1:30. The commission has already adopte an official name and has had its print ing rrepared, designating it as the An thracite Coal Strike commission. TWO YEAKSFoirCQXBAU. American Crook Sentenced for At tempted Robbery In London. London, Oct. 24. Henry Conrad, alias Fisher, the American crook who was ar rested on a charge of attempting to rob street letter boxes by means of skeleton keys, was sentenced r.t the Old Bailey to two years' Imprisonment at hard la bor. "Sheeny Rachel," who was arrest ed at the same time as Conrad on the charge of being an accomplice, was dis charged from custody some time ago, as the police were unable to prove that she was Implicated in the affair. Weather Indications. Chicago, Oct. 24. Forecast for Kan Fas: Generally fair tonight and Satur day; variable winds shifting to south erly. Fire in Oregon's Coal Bunkers. Pan Francisco, Cal., Oct. 24 The Bul letin today says that a fire has been hnm- liig In the coal bunkers of the battleship Oregon for three davs and that the officers of the vessel will not say that the fire has beer, extinguished. A Kard of survey has been summoned to examine the vessel and it will be sometime belorc she will be jble to depart for Manila. Repairs will have to be made end a new supply of coal put on board before the battleship can sail. VOTE TOSTAY OUT. Strike Still On At Number of Independent Collieries. Orders Issued for Retirement of the Troops. Hazleton, Pa., Oct. 24. The employes of G. B. Markle & Co. and the men working at the Drifton mine of Coxe Bros. & Co. last night voted to continuo to strike until the conditions under which they are to be taken back by these firms are changed. One of the offi cials of Coxe Bros. & Co. said today: "We insist that all the men formerly employed at our mines who went on strike shall apply to the respective fore men as individuals if they wish to re turn. If we have room for them and if they committed no acts of violence dur ing the strike they will be taken back, with the understanding that non-union men must not be molested, rjvery man who struck is considered by us as hav ing left our employ, and that is why we will not resume operations by permitting the men to return to work in a body." At Silver Brook colliery, operated by J. S. Wents & Co., the men must also make application as individuals before operations are resumed. FIRST TRAIN OF COAL, Reading, Pa., Oct. 24. The first train of anthracite coal mined yesterday in the Reading company's collieries was started from the Schuylkill region after midnight and passed here shortly before noon today bound for tidewater points. More is to come this afternoon and evening, and it is probable the ship ment for the 24 hours ending at mid night will be from 6,000 to 7,000 ton3, compared with the former daily run of 40,000 to 4E.000 tons. WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS. Harrisburg. Fa.. Oct. 24. General or ders for the withdrawal of the troops in the anthracite coal regions were issued by Governor Stone to Major General Miller today. The orders do not state the time and manner of withdrawing the troops, but it is expected that the state authorities will bring all of them home with the possible exception of two or three regiments before election day. This will avoid the necessity of appoint ing a commission to each regiment to take the votes of the soldiers in the field and the preparation of special form of ballots. The prospects are that the troops sent into the region last July will be ordered home before those which were ordered on duty later. Major General Miller' headquarters are at Fottsville, and the movements of the troops will be direct ed from there. Governor Stone's order to General Miller contains the following. "The purpose for which the division national guard of Pennsylavnia was rlaced on dutv in th: several counties of the state embraced within what is known as the anthracite regions, having been accomplished and peace and order having been restored in the several communities and it being evident that the local civil authorities will be en abled to preserve the peace and give the necessary and proper protection to life and property, the major general com manding division national guard of Pennsylvania will relieve the troops now on dutv and return the several organizations to their respective home rendezvous as promptly as conditions will permit." MITCHELL DECLINES TO TALK. Wi.keshaire, Fa., let. 14 When t!:e Associate i Press corrr spor-dent called at President Mitchell's headquarters to day, the latter had not Icaifiert of the action of the Philadelphia & Reading company in increasing the price of coal 50 cents a ton. He was asked to give an opinion on the matter. He replied he had nothing to ay. He was re quested to Erive his views or the course pursued by the Lehigh Coal & Naviga tion company towards their men, but declined. In answer to the published statement that there was some objection to his appearing before the arbitration com mission in behalf of the miners. Mr. Mitchell said that he presumed the min ers could select such counsel as they saw fit to present their case before the commission. ARTILLERY ORDERED HOME. Pottsville, Pa.. Oct. 24. Maior General Miller today Issued an order recalling batteries A of Philadelphia, B of Pitts burg and C of Phoenixville. It is be lieved that one or more regiments will be ordered home tomorrow. HUTTON IN A FIX. Old Score With City Physician Pre vents His Examination. City Physician C. E. Judd is engaged in a squabble with Wm. Hutton, ex policeman and present aspirant for a job on the fire department. While Hutton was a policeman under the Stahl regime, he found it necessary, or at least convenient, to shoot a large hole in a colored person whom he was trying to arrest. Judd was called to attend and repair the colored person. it aoesn t look like that would nave any thing to do with Hutton and the fire department, but it does. All candidates for the fire department have to pass a physical examination, and Judd is .sup- Dosed to examine them: in fact, it is n. part of his duty as city physician. When Hutton called upon him for an examina- tion Judd refused. As an excuse for re fusing he said that Hutton owed him tor the repairs on the colored person who was shot by Hutton in 1901. Hutton rep!ed that at the time the colored per son was shot he, Hutton, was an officer in the discharge of his duties, and Judd was a city physician, whose duty It was to repair injured prisoners. Judd de clares that he was not acting as a city physician in pursuit of his dutv. but as an ordinary physician in pursuit of the dollar. The "musty archives" of the police department will be examined to see whether or not Judd was acting in an official capacity at the time. SAYS HE DIED FOR 7 DEBT Young Columbian Wants Pour Girls as Pall Bearers. Columbia, Pa., Oct. 24. Worried over his inability to pay a debt of J7. Josenh Ha beck, 19 years old, of this pla3, disappear- . leaving a not 9 sayina that his body would be found in the Susquehanna r;vr near Maretta He requested in the note that four girls 01 Jiarietta act as his pallbearers. Munsey Buys Boston Journal. Boston. Oct. 24. Frank A. Munsey of jvew lorit has bought from Stephn . Mfara and his associates all the stock of the Journal comnanv. which owns and publishes the Boston Morning, Evening IGKSOUT LOOMIS National Tribune Says Should Be Governor. He Magnificent Display of Kansas Products Discussed. OTHERS LEFT BEHIND. Corn, Wheat and Frnit Puzzled the Easterners. Modocs Termed Greatest Sing ing Club in United States. The following is from the National Tribune, published at Washington, D. C, under the date of October 23: Kansas got a great advertisement through the magnificent turnout of her veterans and the display of her prod ucts. The latter was certainly the cen ter of attraction in the nation's capital for about seven days Sunday not ex centod. The Kansans got into Washington some time in the night, Saturday, and set to work at once to surround them selves with a Kansas atmosphere. For hours, big vans deposited from their cavernous depths boxes and more boxes. From some there came a delicious aroma that made one think of the old home orchard. From others luscious purple grapes were peeping, and yet others filled the air with suggestions "of pears and other fruits. There were long, narrow packages which the bag gage men were ordered to handle with greatest care, and shorter bulkier pack ages which carried the same caution. The Oxford hotel began to look like a fruit packing establishment. The side walks were piled to the top of the first story windows with the cases, and still they came. Crowds began to buncn about the Inviting odors, and impede pedestrianism. When the cases began to yield up their contents under the blows of the hammer, the crowds grew vaster, and they simply kept on growing till the last exhibit was finally recased and loaded into the creaking wagons. It was a week of wondering comment from almost incredulous callers. Kansas, bleeding Kansas, for whom thousands of the encampment guests would very readily have raised funds on the spot to save her citizens from starvation by drouth, or to rescue her from the redskins, had actually had the audacity to place before a gaping world apples so big and juicy and luscious that New York can no longer hold the palm lor the finest apples in the world. Kansas grapes, too, have no rival on the continent, and Kansas pears have yanked the blue ribbon of par excellence from all competitors in the union. It sounds incredible, but it is true. Colonel Henry Loomis, commander of the department of Kansas, to whom the name and good fame of the great Prai rie state is as dear as his own, tired of the miserable carping criticism of east ern know-it-all people, made up his mind that the trip of his department to the national encampment should be one vast object lesson. He entered upon preparation for it with a determination to let the world know just exactly what Kansas can do, when she1 wants to be very good. In the way of "growing" things. He advertised in the Kansas papers for samples of the best fruits, grains and grasses to bring with him, and the result of these advertisements Is something that has astonished and confounded the theorists of the east, who believe that the "semi-arid" region of the United States, which has Kansas for its center, is fit only for prairie dog towns and sandhill plums. The Oxford hotel was pre-empted by Kansas people, and nobody undertook to contest the filing. Two big parlors held the wonderful exhibit of fruit, which was in charge of Wiliam H. Barnes, state secretary of agriculture of Kansas, who was assisted in placing and lectur ing on his display by S. J. Churchill and C. H. Hoyt. both of Lawrence. These gentlemen showed the big, juicy beauties that made your mouth water to look at them, and told the interested people who crowded about him that "Kansas has the largest and finest apple orchards in the world." They didn't believe it, but it is true, and that is what jars the em pire state. High above the heads of pedestrians around the Oxford, ropes were stretched from telephone pole to pole, and upon these were festooned corn. The Kan sans called it corn, but it looked like stove wood at that height, and it was well that it swung high, for many a millionaire eyed it longingly, thinking of the coal famine, and the glorious blaze those gigantic "nubbins" would make. When that corn was finally taken down, people stood in line for blocks, just to secure in turn a few grains of the Kansas cereal. Propped up against the trees in front of the hotel wera some "step-ladder" stalks of corn, with huge ears spiking the stalks near the tip. A $5 bill was offered the man who could hang his hat on the lowest ear of corn, and the greenback yet reposes in the depths of Commander Loomis' pocket. There were fine quartered oak cabinets lining the Fourteenth street side of the Oxford. in which glass boxes of grain, good. bad, and indifferent, was shown. The. best grew in Kansas, of course. One case was filled with the most beautiful ly spun silk thread, the Kansas product of the silk worm, said to be among the finest examples in existence. People looked on the tall wheat stools, simply pulled up and brought along, and de clared the immense heads must be arti ficial, but examination convinced them that not even Cal.fornia could produce anything equal to the specimens. Linea up outsiae were pumpKins wnicn would make sood washtubs or drinking troughs if hollowed out, and watermelons like hogsheads. There were onions that would burst the bar.d of a 7 hat and so one might go on with the wonder world which the department commander of Kan sas planted in the midst of the national capital, for the half has not been told. These magnificent products will be the talk of the country for the next year. And when it is remembered that Kansas is the state of high winds, furnace blasts, horrible blizzards and soul-scorching drouths, according to history, the wonder grows: And then there was Kansas' in the pa rade. The Kansans could not be mistaken. The Sunflower state, proud of its sunshiny emblem, chose to march down Pennsyl vania avenue on that historic day under umbrellas painted to represent the flower of the sun god. They were unique, and instructive. For half a mile they filled the avenue from curb to curb. They were headed by Col. Ed. B. Jones, chief of staff to Department Commander Loomis. who was half covered by the huge sunflower which be wore upon his breast-. Every man of the Kansans in line wore .the twin to it. Col. Eugene Ware, commissioner of pensions, was there, wearing the big bloomer presented to- him by the Whip poorwills. i Commander Loomis- proudly headed the ranks of the Kansans on his big black charger, himself and his horse wearing the golden insignia. The nearly 1.000 Kansans in line had three bands from their own state the Caman band, which was the official G. A. R. band, the Sterling Mil itary band, and Hay's City band. The Modocs, the greatest singing club In the United States, was there also. It was a magnificent support, and Commander' Loomis looked the pride he felt. Along with its other famous products was "Fighting Joe Hudson," the Junior vice commander of the department of Kansas, who has won a brigadier general's straps In two wars, and Col. Dannlson, who has been assistant adjutant general till he owns the office, and if s jjroud of him. All along the line of march Kansas got cheers and genial recognition, while from the president it got a special notice, and the commander-in-chief gave the department of Kansas an extra salute as It proudly filed past the reviewing stand. The Kansas reception to the national encampment was as unique as anything could well be made. : The receiving line began' at the New York avenue entrance, and serpentined around in a continuous line through corridors, dining room, more corridors, into the parlor, where Mrs. Emma Forter. department president, and her staff, ended the line which Depart ment Commander Loomis and his staff be gan nearly a quarter of a mile away, and the 5,000 callers ran the gauntlet of this formidable line throughout four hours on Tuesday evening. Great is Kansas, and great are her peo ple. Department Commander Loomis has achieved fame for his state and for him self in bringing to Washington the superb collection of fruits and grains, which will be an object lesson that can never be for gotten. It ought to make him governor of Kansas. SUB&1IT to a vote. Stockholders Will Decide About Santa Fe's Cut-Off. New York, Oct. 24. The Wall Street Journal says: "The announcement made by the Santa Fe that the stockholders will be called upon to vote on the question of a line to connect the El Paso division with the Pecos Valley division is a good deal more important than the casual manner of announcement-would indicate. The announcement is the first official notification of the fact that some such action is actually pending. "The new link, however, is not the one rumored so long. A line to Roswell would be too indirect to be part of the new main line in competition with the direct line the Rock Island is building from Amarillo to Santa Rosa. The vagueness of the description (ft the line in the announcement leaves it possible for the western terminus to be any where south of Albuquerque and the eastern anywhere south of Amarillo. The Rock Island is startihg to build a line between Amarillo and Santa Rosa, in a direct line to Albucjuerque. This will be the Rock Island s new line. In these days of direct routes, it IssRfe to say that the Atchison's ma1rt lin'e,' if W does not act ually use the Rock Island rails to Santa Rosa will be very near it. "The new Pacific route broadly hinted at hj the Atchison will give almost an air line from Kansas City to Albuquerque, avoidinir the verv heavy errades of the La Junta route and saving more than 300 miles of that roundabout way. "The pass through the mountains east of La Joy a is said to be of easy grade and very short. The two passes on the present route, Glorietta and Raton, are Verv difficult and the whole distance be tween them is mountainous." CLOSED SCHOOL HOUSE Independents Not Allowed to Hold Meeting. The Independent candidates for sher iff and county attorney had a hard time trying to hold a meeting at Walnut Hill school house in the-north end of Silver Lake township last night, but the meet ing was held and was a pronounced success. s F. M. Stahl, H.'G. Larimer and Har old Parr left Topeka at 5 o'clock in a carriage for the Walnut Hill meeting; when they got a half mile north of Sil ver Lake, the horse became frightened, upset the buggy, and so injured it that they were compelled to return to Silver Lake and get a new conveyance. The result was that they did not reach their destination until after 9 o'clock; they then found that a majority of the school board consisting of George W. West and a Mr. Dreisbach had ordered the teacher not to open the school house for the independent meeting, but not withstanding this, and notwithstanding the lateness of the hour, there, were more than fifty present sitting on the steps and standing about tho school house in darkness. The meeting was at once organized for business; Harold Parr sang' his songs. Larimer and Stahl made addresses. The meeting was one of the most enthusiastic that has been held during the campaign; it was a great success from the independent standpoint. A number w-er present who said they had been in doubt as to how to vote, and some said they had in tended to vote for Lucas and Nichols, but after the action of the board in try ing to prevent a meeting, they all ex pressed themselves in favor of the In dependent ticket. They arranged for another meeting next week at the For est Grove school house in fso. 68. They promised to make the meeting one of the greatest ever held in Silver Lake township, by way of rebuke to such po litical methods. The speakers charged the "regulars" with being- afraid of the truth, and therefore the effort to break up the meeting. This incident will make the Independents many votes in Silver Lakb township. FAIR FOR FOOTBALL. Promise of Good Weather for To morrow. The government forceast sent out to day -was 'generally fair tonight and Saturday." The wind this morning was south. blowing fifteen miles an hour. The minimum temperature today was 6L The promise is for good weather Satur day for Washburn-Haskell football game. The hourly temperatures record ed today by the government thermome ter were as follows: 7 o'clock 61 11 o'clock 72 8 o'clock 62 I 12 o'clock 74 9 o'clock 64 ) 1 o'clock. 76 10 o'clock 70 I 2 o'clock Temperatures of Large Cities. Chicago, Oct. 24. 7 ' a. m. tempera tures: New York. 52; Boston. 40: Phila delohia. 52: Washington. 54; Chicago, 6i; Minneapolis, 52: Cincinnati, 5S; St Louis, 4. TOO ONESIDED. Republican Candidates Object to Chairman Philips Campaign. Devotes All Time and Money to Two Aspirants. HOLDS THE WHIP HAND Not a Business Meeting of Com mittee Has Been Held. Everything Rests With Chairman Himself. the He is Accused of Unwise Ex penditures of Money. There is considerable dissatisfaction among the candidates on the Republican county ticket over the manner in which the county campaign has been managed by H. M. Philips, chairman of the com mittee. Chairman Philips has devoted his time and the time of the speakers and the secretary for the most part to "whoop ing it up" for Lucas and Nichols, and the rest of the ticket has not received anywhere near the same attention. The particular objection is that Chairman Philips has taken matters into his own hands and that the 73 members of thi central committee have not been con suited In regard to the campaign. It has been customary for the entire committee to meet every week or two during the campaign, but Chairman Philips, who is the one to call the com mittee together, has failed to do so since the campaign was energetically begun, and he has managed the Republican forces as he pleased, without consulting the committee. One of the reasons which seems to be a plausible explanation of his failure to consult the committeemen is that a large number of the precinct commit teemen are known as "bolters," and they will not put a cross in the circle and vote the straight Republican ticket from top to bottom. Early in the campaign it got out that the Independent Repub licans had made a poll of the Repub lican county central committee and that they found a large number of "bolters" who would support Stahl and Stebblns. The Independents claimed that 27 out of the 73 was a conservative estimate of the number of committeemen who would vote for Stahl and Stebbins. Chairman Philips would not deny that there were members of his committee who were bolters, and he admitted that there might possibly be seven or eight. The Independents, of course, hoped that the bolters would be drummed out of the Republican county committee, and it was known that if any move was made by the Republicans to oust any of the bolters that all would desert the com mittee. Many members, of the commit tee were in favor of passing a resolu tion requesting the resignations of the members of the committee who would not support the straight Republican ticket. Chairman Philips did not give the committeemen who felt this way a chance to offer such a resolution and after it was known that such a senti ment was being held by many members he did not again call the committee to gether and he successfully checkmated any move in this direction. In the cam paign two years ago there were many members who refused to support the en tire ticket. At that time many commit teemen were in favor of expelling the Insurgent committeemen. At one meet ing in 1900 a move was made in this direction and it brought out the fact that several committeemen who were supposed to be rock-ribbed Republicans who would follow the "yellow dog on the Republican ticket" sentiment would not support the entire ticket. Then the matter was at once hushed up and no resignations were asked for. At that time it was announced by many that in the next campaign a move would be made to weed out of the ranks of the committee all who would not sup port all the candidates. This met with the favor of many Republicans on the committee but it was opposed by Lucas and Nichols who feared to have it gen erally known that any members of the Republican county central committee would refuse to support them. Chairman Philips used all his efforts to defeat any such resolution as might call for the resignation of members of the com mittee not in sympathy with the Re publican fight. The Republican county central com mittee has not been called together since W. J. Bailey addressed the com mittee on Saturday. August 9, and at that meeting the fixers carefully ar ranged the programme so that there would be no possibility of any bomb shell being thrown into -the camp. Af ter the love feast with w. J. Bailey the meeting was quickly brought to a close. Many of tne committeemen are known to oppose the manner in which Chair man Philips has conducted the cam paign and he is afraid to call the com mittee together lest there be an open revolt. The campaign has been run by Chair man Philips and his counselors have been Bert Luca3 and Galen Nichols. Other nom inees on the Republican ticket have scarcely been consulted. John Gardiner w s selected by the committee to be 1 secretary at a fixed salary but Chairman Philips has squeezed Fred Jewell, a Mu!-vane-Dudley-Grimes henchman into tho work and has placed him above the secre tary selected by the committee. Chairman Philips selected for his .ex ecutive committee only members of the committee who were known to be Lucas Nichola supporters before everything else. His committee followed his dictation and assessed the candidates on . the ticket $1,830 as a campaign slush fund. The as sessments made were as follows: W. E. Fagan. probate judge, $230. J. B. Marshall, register of deeds. J223. Galen Nichols, county attorney, J230. S. F. Wright, county superintendent, $100. A. Newman, county clerk, $200. F. C. Bowen, county treasurer, $200. I. S. Curtis, clerk of the court, $125. A. T. Lucas, sheriff, $200. John Rogers, county surveyor, $25. Dr. H. B. Hogeboom. coroner, $25. S. H. Haines, county commissioner, $S0. J. B. Betts, representative, $50. John Sims, representative, $50. A. F. Williams, representative, $50. Candidates on the Republican ticket are objecting to the fact that the immense slush fund has been used without once consulting' the committee and for the fur ther reason that it has been used chit fl in the interests of Lucas and Nichols. It is charged that Chairman Philips is hold ing meetings which are mainly for. the interests of Lucas and Nichols and that he is extravagant In Ms expenditures, paying from 115 to" $10 for meetings when It was the custom in other campaigns to make $10 cover the expenses of all but the larger meetings. The rules of the committee provide that if five members of the committee join in a written call that the committee can be called togetner. Members have threatened to do this but the candidates, fearing any open rur-ture have succeeded in heading off any such move. LYON A SUICIDE. Topeka Traveling Man Takes Own Life in Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 24. C. N. Lyon, a traveling salesman whose home is at 1619 Kansas avenue. North Topeka. Kaa., was found dead in his room at the Centropolis hotel last night, about 8 o'clock. It is thought that he became despondent and committed suicide. Not until a post mortem examination is held will it be possible to determine what drug he used to take his own life, but from the evidence gained last night by D. A. Brown, deputy coroner, and the assistant police surgeon, they were of the opinion that he had taken morphine. He was first discovered by W. H. Crayton, a railroad contractor for the Kansas City Southern, whose home Is at Strasburg, Mo., and who was assign ed to the same room, No. 2, on the first floor of the hotel. When the contractor entered the room, at about 8 o'clock last night, he noticed the man lying on the bed with his hands clasped above his head and evidently asleep. After re moving his coat and preparing for bed, he became curious concerning his roommate and made an investigation. He advanced toward the bed and atfer watching him intently for about ten minutes concluded that he was dead. The hotel clerk was notified and the suspicions of Crayton proved true. A search of the room was made and on the table was found a grip check under which was a card with the following message written upon it: "Look in the grip this check calls for and find my name and notify them." Outside of business letters from the Helmer Furniture company In Leaven worth, by whom he was employed, noth ing was found among his effects that would throw any light on his life or the cause for committing suicide. The dep uty coroner recognized him as Clem Lyon, he having known Tilm in Topeka, They attended school together when they were boys. C. N. Lyon went to the hotel Tuesday morning and registered the name of "Clem Norton." from Kansas City. The clerk said last night that Lyon had been drink ing since he arrived there and that yester day afternoon he called for his key, say ing that he felt bad and intended going to his room to lie down. He was not seen again until found in his room, and evi dence went to show that he had been dead several hours before he was discovered. In his pocket were found a gold watch and 3 cents in money. The body was removed to Stine's under taking: rooms. An inauest will be held The position in which the dead man lay and the peaceful expression on his face suggested that he had taken the poison and then fallen into a quiet sleep, from which he never woke. The contractor who found him said that he noticed the pallor on his face, bnt did not heed :t at first, on account of having been among miners in Jonlin. whose faces are pale. Tn-the room was found a pasteboard box, which is sup nosed to have contained morphine.' Clement N. Lyon had a wife and two children in Topeka. He traveled for the Helmer Manufacturing company, a furni ture house of Leavenworth. Lyon's terrl tory extended west from Leavenworth and embraced nortnern JS.ansas ana soumern Nebraska. His wife knew nothing of nis whereabouts tonight. She said that he left home a week ago to go to Beloit and she believed that he was In the northern part of the state somewhere. It is said that he lived hapDily with his family and no reason is Known ior nis actio;!. FOUND NEGRO DEAD. Georeia Militia Arrived Too Late to Check Mob. Tallapoosa. Ga.. Oct. 24. Ben Brown, a-negro charged with having attempted to criminally assault Mrs. Henry uees a white woman, at her home, was taken from the county jail here at 7 o'clock by a mob of 300 men and lynched. Troops had been ordered from Atlanta, but did not arrive until an hour and a half af ter the negro had been hanged. Brown was captured a few hours af ter his attempted crime and brought to this town and placed In jail. As soon as the news of his capture was learned a mob was hastily formed and marched to the jail and demanded the negro. Mayor Hutchison wired Governor Candler for troops and in the mean while endeavored to persuade the mob to allow the law to take its course. Upon learning that troops had been dispatched the mob stormed the jail and after securing the negro carried him to a spot near Mrs. Dees' house, hanged him Xo a bridge and filled his body with bullets. When the troops arrived they found the body of the dead negro. GRISWALD OF NEW YORK lie Is Made Missionary Bishop of Kansas. The house of bishops of the Episcopal church, sitting at Philadelphia, has elected the Rev. bheldon Munsen Gris wald, of Hudson, N. Y., to be bishop of the missionary jurisdiction of ballna. The Rev. Mr. Griswald is at present serving as archdeacon of New York. The jurisdiction of Salina has recently been created as a second district of the state of Kansas. Bishop Millspaugh re tains his present title of bishop of Kan sas. Some time ago the position of bishop of the Salina Jurisdiction was tendered to the Rev. Nathaniel Thomas, son the late Bishop Thomas, but he declined the appointment. TOOK THREE STRAIGHT. Elites No Match for Acmes at Bowling. The Acme bowling team defeated the Elites on the Elite alleys last night in three straight games. The score was as follows: Acmes Gossett ... . K wart ....... Fleishman . McPhelamy Robinson . . Total Elites Wentworth O' Donovan Guibor Parker Hopkins Total .... First Second Third Tots ....177 ....204 ....125 ...134 ....133 ....773 -IfiO 171 171 157 159. '818 174 15S 178 , 148 200 858 5.T? 4' 439 413 First Second Third Total 201 . 118 13 irA ......151 ......768 17S lfi6 lr.i 140 149 194 170 lfi8 151 1S8 ' 841 570 4M 4.B 445 458 CALL JOINS IT. Populist Organ In The Sixth District Deserts Fusionists. Supporting the Republican Candidate for Congress. GIVE OUT FALSEHOOD. T. T. Kelly's Friends Still Cir ' culate Bogus Report. How An Effort is Made to Fool the People. The most Important development In Kansas politics thus far this week is the declaration of the Beloit Call for the re-election of Congressman Reeder from the Sixth district. The Weekly Call has for years been one of the leading Popu list papers of the Sixth district. It was founded by J. S. Parks and his father, I. W. Parks, and edited by them until some time after Mr. Parks was elected state printer. Then it was sold to Seward A. Jones, who had been busi ness manager of the paper, and it has been continued by him along Populist lines. A year ago Mr. Jones started the . Daily Call, but he has conducted that along independent lines. This week the Call comes out with a strong editorial endorsing Congressman Reeder and withdrawing its support from J. al. Cole, the f usion nominee. The Call is an influential paper and Us action will probably turn a considerable number of votes from Cole to Reeder, perhaps enough to re-elect the latter, as the con test is bound to be very close eitner way. A few Republican papers which have wanted to defend T. T. Kelly but could find no defense to r.iake, seised upon the false disnatch pubKssed recently wnica stated that tfc nrjai findings of the Mi ami county cotriniUsicriere held Kelly for only J43, This was the Intention of the dispatch. s.r.d . few editors refuse to pubiish tl:6 truth about the matter and tell that this finding was In addi tion to what has formerly been report ed upon. Here are the comments of two anti-Kelly papers upon the sub ject: . Horton Recorder: xnere is noinios that has shown the straits the T. T. Kelly fellows are in so forcibly as the dispatches sent out a few days ago from Paola. intimating that the county com missioners had at a recent examination reduced Kelly's shortage to $43. In their findings the commissioners distinctly stated that the $43 shortage was on wolf scalps and was in addition to the 1,32 steal accomplished by raised county warrants. Burns Citizen: The papers that are supporting T. T. Kelly raised quite a shout when tne vmra report 01 tne com missioners, who are now investigating his record, found him guilty of stealing , only $45. They deliberately lied to make it appear that this is the total of hi defalcation, when it was only that much more sdded to the former amount of over $1,300. How the politicians will lie trying to fool the people! The Chicago American sent a stall representative to Kansas a rew days ago to write up political conditions in this state. As the American is a Dem ocratic paper, the correspondent spent most of his time at the fusion head quarters and depended largely on what was told him there for his information. He was told that the fusionists have a sure thing in Kansas this year and will elect six out of the seven congressmen. The American came out with a "Kansas extra," four pages of which are devoted to Kmras politics. Statements from number of the fusion candidates are published, some of the congressional candidates among them. Each one tells how- easily he will defeat his Republican opponent and how the fusionists will sweep the state. The only congressioml district conceded to the Republicans is the First. Now it is rumored that this may have bad effect which was not foreseen. It is claimed that the Democratic national congressional committee was preparinir to send financial aid to help out tne Kansas fusion candidates, but since they have received such glowing reports frcm the candidates themselves, the commit tee has decided that Kansas will go fu sion anyway and there is no use 01 spending money here. There seems to be very little opposl- (Continued on Page Six.) MILLS' STORE NEWS. WE INVITE ALL To Visit Our Enlarged Ready-tQ'Wear Depart ment on Saturday The room is not completed, but we will have the differ ent sections of the Depart ment located in their new quarters, and for the first time in two months shall be able to show our wares with greater ease. The Millinery Section is pleasantly located in the New Portion, as are the Corsets, Muslin Un derwear, c, leaving the South Room for Suits, SKirts, JacKets and Furs 1 1 VISIT US SATURDAY THE MILLS' CO. The Style Shop of Topeka'