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LAST EDITION. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS. OCTOBER 29, 1902. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. it SIGH OFREUEF. J Candidates Glad Campaign Is Near the End. Nearly All the Speakers Are Tired of Struggle. HAS BEEN VERY QUIET. Big Meetings Have Been the Exception. - Excitement Only Where There Are local Contests. In another week the agony will be over. The battle of the ballots will x have taken place, and it will all ue. over but the shouting. The candidates are now coming down the home stretch. They are keeping clone watch on the other fellows and at the same time putting forth their ut most efforts themselves. In some in stances, of course, individual candidates have been distanced and are making only a formal race to keen the list of entries full, but In at least three con gressional districts and in a good many counties the contest is a very lively one. The end cannot come any too soon 1 now to suit most of the campaigners. ' They are getting tired of the .struggle. The people are not very responsive and they do not really know what the pub lic in general thinks. "I'll be glad when the election is over," said Claude Duval, fusion candi date for secretary of state, today. "I have been having very fair meetings, but at the same time it hasn't been nec essary to address any overflow meet ings or put up the standing-room-only sign. People are not saying very much and it is Impossible to tell just what Is going to take place. Of course, there are some exceptions, but this is the 1 rule. I was up at Clay Center with Sen- ator Harris a few nights ago and we had a big meeting." The Republicans talk much the same way. only they are extremely confident of victory, so far as their state ticket Is concerned. Once in a while their speakers have a big. enthusiastic meet ing, but they are unusual. The Republi can leaders attribute the apathy of the people to the fact that they are now contented and are willing to let well enough alone. Anyway the fact re mains that with a state election, on . -which depends the next ITnited States i senator from Kansas, less than a week away, the ereat mass of voters are scarcely taking notice of it. "Up in Cloud county the election is making scarcely a ripple," said a Cloud county Republican today. "The candi dates are interested in it, but they and their close friends are about the only ones. The general public isn't paying much attention to It." There are a few counties where some local contest is exciting considerable Interest, such as the fight over county attorney and sheriff in Shawnee county. In a number of the larger towns of the : state there is a full registration for an off year, while in others. Lawrence for instance, the registration is hardly two thirds of what it was two years ago. The falling off in the registration in Lawrence may have some effect on the congressional race in the Second dis trict. I-awrence is the home of Con gressman Bowersock, and it is expected to roll up the big end of the majority which he will need to send him back to congress. There is very little interest there in the election, so little, in fact, that the registration is not what it 'should be by several hundred. On the other hand, in Kansas City. Kas., wher e there is a revolt against V.owersock, the registration is up to 14.300, the same a3 two years ago, which was a presiden tial year. This is doubtless caused by the fact that it is the home of Mr. Crad dock and the Republicans are making a desperate effort to carry it against him, while the Democrats are making an equally big effort to carry it for - him, so that both sides have registered their full strength. Secretary McL'rum of the Democratic etnte committee says that in his town, flarnett. the fusionists have got prac tically all their strength registered. ( while there are many Republicans who are not registered. Tn Ida the registration has increased from 1.S31 two years ago to 2. lis this year, a gain of nearly 3(10. This is duo to the great increase of population which will hold good all over Allen county as well as in Iola. The increa?" irt ti i.i inn oie, anu noin siqeg are aouotrui apout which way it will go. The fusionists claim that there are . 600 Republicans In Pittsburg who are not registered, while they have the full strengin oi treir party on the reglstra ,tion books, it this Is true it mav affect the result in the Third congressional district. The district is not likely to be very strong either wy, and if 600 - Republicans in Campbell's home town ao not vote it mi-r.t throw the election against him, although the chances ar in , A . .1 . -, . ju,.,,. sitai ueai appends on the vole of . Crawford county. Two yearj ago Congressman Jackson carried it by 2.16. If It had cone the other way he ', would have been defeated, as his "plu rality was only 268. Attorney Ceneral Godard has issued . specific Instructions to railroad men how they may cast their ballots under ; the new law which allows them to vote when away from home on duty It la necessary, of course, for trains to run on election day the same as on other days and railroad men have to run them. This fact takes h?inre''s of rail ' road men away from their homes on : election day and to keep them from be . - Ing disfranchised the legislature made provision for their voting wherever they may happen to be. The liferent state committees asked Attorney General ' f!odard to prepare specific directions for the railroad men for votln" under this law and he has done so. The instruc tions are as follows: "The ballot furnished you will have printed thereon the names of county of ficers who are caniates in the county In which you vote and if you are voting " In a different congressional, legislative or Judicial distiict the names" of the candidates printed on the ballots will be those of the districts in which you are voting and not the names of those who are candidates of the district of your residence. The official ballot then will not be entirely sui'nble to your rfeeds and the following instructions Should be carefully fo'lowed: "Do not under any circumstances vote In the circle at the head of the ballot. "Mark a cross in the square opposite and at the right of the names of all candidates whose names are printed on the ballot and for whom you desire to vote. "Write the names of your candidates for county officers in the blank column on the right of the ballot and then mark a cross in the square opposite the name so written in. If the ballot does not suit your purposes for congressional, Ju dicial or legislative offices, that Is, if It does not have printed thereon the names of the persons for whom you de sire to vote for such offices, you will write such names in the proper blank spaces at the rirrht of your ballot and make a cross mark in the square oppo site. "If the number of congressional, ju dicial or legislative district printed on the ballot be different from that of your place of residence it is unnecessary for you to change the number of such dis tricts m the printed portion of the bal lot or to write anything with reference thereto as your bailot for congressman. judge or member of the legislature should be counted as a vote in favor of your candidate of the district of your residence. "After you have marked your ballot you should fold the same and hand it to one of the ludges of election. Before voting at any polling place, not your own, you shouM take and subscribe to the oath prescribed by statute and this should be done before one of the judges of election." Congressman Long is sending out a per sonal appenl to his friends where it is re ported that there is a tight among Repub licans over the legislative nominee, to work for the election pf Republican rep resentatives regardless of whom they may be for for United States senator. He is writing letters to his friends in districts where it has been reported to him that his friends are lukewarm or are secretly op posing the Republican candidates. "The senatorial question should be laid' aside," he says, "and Republicans should line up solidly for the Republican nominees for the legislature. A legislative nominee's preference for senator should not enter into the matter at all. First elect him; after that the senatorial contest can be fought out." J. L. Rristow, who used to work eigh teen hours a day when he was secretary of the Republican state central committee, says the officers of the commmittee have a snap now. The lack of interest in the campaign leaves them with comparative ly little to do other than the work that they map out for themselves. They are not crowded by demands of all kinds from -arious parts of the state. C. B. Harmon, the Socialist candidate for congress in the ' First district, has come out in an address to the Socialists asking them to support John E. Wagner, the fusion candidate. Harmon's name is on the official ballot and he cannot get it off. As the total Socialist vote in the First district two years ago was only 112, Mr. Harmon's action will probably not have any appreciable effect on Congressman Curtis' eight thousand majority. MESSAGE TO DIAZ. Pres. llooserelt Compliments Mexico's Chief Magistrate. Washington, Oct.29. Some of the fore most scientists of the world were among a party of 30 visitors who arrived here from New Tork, where they attended the international congress of American ists. They were received by President Roosevelt. Ex-Secretary of State John W. Foster, was chairman of the recep tion committee. At the White House Alfredo Chavro, delegate from Mexico to the congress presented a message of good will to President Roosevelt from Presidenc Diaz. "Tell President Diaz." said President Roosevelt, in reply to the message, "that we in this country, realize what a great friend of liberty, humanity and progress he has ever been." When the delegates from the Nether lands were presented President Roose velt exclaimed: "We are fellow Dutchmen. I am very glad to see vou." The president also took occasion to express his interest in the Indian race when Miss Fletcher, of this city, who has spent much of her life in trTe move ment to uplift the Indians ,and Frank La Flesche. an employe of the Indian bureau here, were presented with the party. "I believe," said the president, "that it is a good plan for the Indians to help themselves in bringing- about their development." AT SAGAMORE HILL President Roosevelt Will Hear the Election Returns. Washington, Oct. 29. President Roose velt next Monday will go to Oyster Bay, where he will cast his vote on Tuesday. He will receive the election returns at Sagamore Hill that night, and on Wed nesday will attend a Masonic celebra tion in Philadelphia, returning to Wash ington Wednesday night or the following morning. Mrs. Roosevelt probably will leave Oyster Bay at the same time as her husband and come direct to Wash ington, probably taking up her abode in the remodeled White house. Several of the remodeled living rooms in the sec ond story of the White house are now ready for occupancy. TWO BARNS BURNED. A. Valuable Horse Belonging to H. W. Seery Burned, Two large barns were partially burn ed this morning at about 2:30 o'clock, and a valuable horse belonging to H. W. Seery was killed. The barn where the firs originated is owned by H. W. Seery, at 313 Topeka avenue, and the burn next door, owned by L. H. Munn, was partially destroyed. Strange to say the fire was probably not of incendiary origin. A coloi ed man who works for Mr. Seery says that he believes that he was the innocent cause of the conflagration. Yesterday after noon he was burning a lot of leaves in the alky back of the barn. When the fire had apparently burned out, he wet down the remaining leaves with a hose, andpiled the refuse on the manure heap. The fire apparently o; iginated at the place where the manure heap lay against the si de i f the barn. Dr. Munn's bam was of brick, which probably saved it fiom much worse damage. Seveiol carriages in the Seery ham were saved, though damaged by the fire. There were several other barns in close proximity, and the department had hard woik to save them irom de struction. The Pope Interested in Canada. Rome, Oct. 29. The pope today re ceived Archbishop Bruscesi of Montreal in private audience. The pontiff show ed great interest in Canada and spoke in flattering terms of Premier Laurier. PROCLAMATION.. President Roosevelt Appoints Day of Thanksgiving. Reviews Century and a Quarter of Our History. ESPECIALLY FAVORED. More to Be Thankful for Than Other People. Close of a Year of Peace and Plenty Approaches. Washington, Oct. 29. President Roose velt today issued his proclamation des ignating Thursday. November 27. as a day of thanksgiving. The proclamation is as imiowa: "According to the yearly custom of our people, it falls upon the president at this season to appoint a day of fes tival ana tnanksgiving to God. "Over a century and a Quarter has passed since this country took its place among the nations of the earth, and dur ing that time we have had on the whole more to be thankful for than has fallen to the lot of any other people. Gene ration after generation has grown to manhood and massed away. Kach has had to bear its peculiar burdens, each to face its snecial crisis and each has known years of grim trial, when the country was menaced by malice, do mestic and foreign lew. when the hand of the Lord was heavy upon it in drouth m iiwu or pestilence, wnen in nouuy ac tress and anguish of soul it paid the penalty of folly and a froward heart. Nevertheless, decade by decade, we have struggled onward and upward; we now aDunciantly enjoy material well boing, and under the favor of the Most High we are striving earnestly to achieve moral and spiritual uplifting. The year that has iust closed has been one of peace and of overflowing plenty. Rarely has any people enjoyed gTeater pros perity than we are now enjoying. For this we render heartfelt and solemn thanks to t-.e Giver of Good; and we seek to praise Him not by words only, but by deeds, by the way in which we do our duty to ourselves and to our fellow men. "Now, therefore. I. Theodore Roose velt, president of the United States, do nereny designate as ,a day of general thanksgiving, Thursday, the twenty- seventh of the coming November and do recommend that throughout the land the people cease from their ordinary oc cupations and in their several homes and places of worship, render unto Al mighty God for the manifold olessing of the past year. 'In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. "Done at the city of Washington, this 29th day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and two and of the independence of the Uni ted States, the one hundred and twenty seventh. (Signed) (Seal.) "THEODORE ROOSEVELT. "By the president: "John Hay, Secretary of State." PRAY FOR SUCCESS. Political Situation the Subject for Prayer Meetings. Many of the ministers of the city have signed a call to the Christian people of the city to make- the present county po litical situation the subject for consid eration at the Thursday night prayer meeting this week, and suggesting that next Sunday's services also have the same obiect in view. Among those who have signed the paper are Charles M. Sheldon, pastor Central Congregational; A. M. Reyn olds, pastor Westminster church; J. T. McFarland, pastor First Methodist: F. E. Mallory, pastor Third Christian; Francis L. Hayes, pastor First Congre gational; Philip Wendell Crannell, pas tor First Baptist: J. D. Countermine, pastor First Presbyterian; H. E. Wark, pastor Walnut Grove M. E.. and J. M. Jackson, pastor Euclid avenue. The call'reads as follows: "In view of the unusual and tremendous importance attaching to the election in this' county next Tuesday, November 4, involving as it does eithar the continuation or the over throw of the present reign of lawlessness and anarchy, under which reign homes are unprotected, vice is becoming more and more rampant, and hundreds of young men and boys are being led astray and ruined morally and physically, the under signed feel constrained to call earnestly upon the Christian people of this city and county, suggesting that as far as possible on Thursday evening. October 39,, they as semble in their accustomed places of worship all over the city and county, and humbling themselves before Almighty God devoutly beseech His aid in this contest for righteousness. "We suggest furthermore that the wor ship of the Sabbath day also hold this in view. Let the prayers, the efforts, and the ballots of Christian people up united as never before for the complete over throw of nullification and misrule, and the re-establishment of official integrity and oath-respecting loyalty." OFF FOR SCRANTON. Strike Arbitration Commission Leaves for the Mines. Washington, Oct. 29. The majority of the members of the anthracite strike commission left here this afternoon for Scranton, Pa., where they will meet to morrow to begin their investigation of the conoitions of the mining region. The party consisted of Commissioner of Labor Carroll D. Wright, General Join. M. Wilson. Bishop Spalding, Grand Chief E. E. Clark of the Order of Rail way Conductors, Assistant Recorder Moseley and Neill and three stenog raphers. The other members of the commission are also expected to reach Scranton by tomorrow. Judge Gray, the chairman, is at Wilmington, Del., and erpeets to beard the train on its arrival there today. Messrs. Watkins and Parker are in New York. The com mission will spend tomorrow at Scran ton arranging the details of the trip through the coal fields. The hearings will not begin until the formal claims of the miners and the answer of the operators have been filed. The first place to be visited by the commission after leaving Scranton probably will be Wilkesbarre. The tour of the commission through the coal fields in advance of the hearings will be of a preliminary character as the same points, in all probability, will be visited later for the purpose of taking the tes timony of the mine bosses, foremen and the miners themselves. To require the miners to leave their work and travel any considerable distance to testify be fore the commission, would involve con siderable hardship upon the men and also interfere to seme extent with act ual working of the mines. In the pre liminary inspection and inquiry into conditions at the mine the itinerary will be mapped out to cover the several im portant coal fields of the anthracite re gion. None of the members of the commis sion are willing to be quoted in predic tions of the length of time the work of the commission will consume. They say they will go into the subject exhaustive ly and one of them said privately today that he believed the report would be ready within two months. "If either of the parties to the con troversy should refuse to abide by the decision of the commission what could be done?" this commissioner was asked. "I do not regard that as a possibili ty," was his answer. "We see no reason to anticipate anything- of the sort. I do not believe that either side could face the force of pub lic opinion by rejecting the conclusions which they have agreed in advance to accept." A DEWpW. Colombian Revolution Brought to a Close By the Surrender of Uribe Uribe and Castillo. Washington, Oct. 9. Confirmation of the news of the surrender of General Uribe Uribe is contained in- the following dis patch received at the. Colombian legation here: "Panama, Oct. 2S. Urlbe-Uribe and Cas tillo surrendered at La Clenaga, with a large quantity of arms and ammunition." The legation officials declare that with the surrender of Uribe-Uribe, the life of the rebellion in the interior of Colombia has received its death blow and the com plete pacification of that portion of the country must inevitably follow. He wasi, they say, the acknowledged leader of the movement against the government and by his energy and peracverence in raising and equipping troops and securing assist ance from the outside has kept the revo lution going for some years. The move ments of General Uribet CrUie liave taken him into various portions of the interior of Colombo, his earlier operations being in the state of Jolima. later In the state of Santander and finally in the state of Ma? dalena. In the state of Santander, at the bad of ' an army of ever Ki.000 men, he seriously menaced the capital, Bogota, un til he was defeated by a superior trovern nnent force on the 26th of May. 1901). when the casualties numbered about -V00 men in all. It has been repeatedly assorted by the officials here that General Uribe-Uribe received substantial aid from the govern ment of Venezuela, he having visited Car acas and held frequent" interviews with President Castro. Last i; "ar he visited the United State and for a time yaa in cor respondence w:th theiifficialS' of the lega tion with a view of reaching honoraole terms of capitalization, but the eltorls in that direction were without substantial result and General Uribe-Uribe returned to Colombia and again took up arms against the government. ... . , General Castillo who surrendered w-tth Urlbe-Uribe Is about 50 years of age' and previous to Joining forces with Uribe Uribe was 'a guerrlla general who save the 'government a great deal of trouble. . rAHTLE0F ASHES" Thrown Over Guatemala Towns by Volcanic Eruption. New York. Oct. 29. There have been ser ious earthquakes throughout Guatemala and the volcano of Santa Maria is still in g.oat eruption, cables the correspondent of the Herald at Guatemala City. There were' tremendous detonations, lik- heavy cannonading, at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning. The Santa Maria volcano has thrown a deep mantle of ashes upon the town of Que zeltenango (which has been partly re built since the earthquakes of last April) and upon the town of Mczentemingo. The volcano is near both of these places. All towns, villages and plantations near the volcano have been abandoned and the residents are fleeing to places of safety. The entire republic is in a disturbed con dition, owing to the seismic waves. Guatemala City, although more than 100 miles from Santa Maria, hears its contin uous thundering. Details of the eruption are not obtain able owing to the Guatemalan government taking possession of all telegraph lines in the interior. HE FOUND THE MONEY. Clad Hamilton Makes a Successful Tour for the State. Clad Hamilton, assistant attorney gen eral, has been in the southwestern part of the state looking up matters pertain ing to delinauent bonds in the; state school fund. He went to Garden City and drove from there over a consider able of the surroundins country. As a result the state school fund will receive several thousand dollars which he found in the sinkins funds in some of the county treasuries awaitins applica tion to the payment of indebtedness. "One of the things which impressed me on this trip," said Captain Hamilton, "is the way those people out there believe in Henry Mason, one of the Republican candidates for supreme justice. People from all those counties around Garden City come to him for advice, and they seem to have the utmost confidence not only in his legal judgment but in his integrity. They all call him 'Henry,' and whenever 'Henry' tells them anything they accept it as gospel truth." WILL BE COLDER. That Is the Promise of the "Weather Bureau. The government forecast sent out this morning was "Generally fair tonisht and Thursday. Cooler Thursday." The wind this morning was southwest, blowing 20 miles an hour. The minimum temperature was 42, 10 degrees higher than Tuesday morning. The hourly temperatures recorded by the govern ment termorrfeter today were as fol io wk : 7 o'clock L.-. .45 I 11 o'clock 65 8 o'clock ....48 I 12 o'clock 68 9 o'clock ...53 1 o'clock ..71 10 o'clock 59 I 2 o'clock .74 Weather Indications. , Chicago, Oct. 29. Forecast for Kan sas: Generally fair tonight and Thurs day; south to west winds. GOME TOA CLASH City Railway and Vinewood Line in a Conflict. Question Is Who Will Get Fifth Street. STARTS TRACK LAYING. Mr. Baker's Forces Take Pos session of Street. Force of Men Put to Work This Morning. Says He Is Forming Loop to Santa Fe Depot. Togblock the Vinewood Park railway in its plan to build a line to the Santa Fe depot, the Topeka City railway this morning started a large gang of men at work laying track on East Fifth street between Jefferson and the Santa Fe depot, the plan being to loop the block west of the Santa Fe depot and occupy both Fourth and Fifth street terminals. An ordinance granting the Vinewood park road right of way down Fifth street to the Santa Fe depot was all ready to be introduced at the council meeting Monday night. Somebody let this cat out of the bag, and the cat evi dently went direct to the office of C. C. Baker, president of the city railway. The result was the sudden determina tion of the city railway to sieze Fifth street. "In putting in our track to form a loop at the Santa Fe depot," said Mr. Baker this morning, "we are simply carrying out the plan we have had for many years. We secured from the Santa Fe railway a permit to build in Holliday place, which Is the private street along the west side of the depot. We will build west on Fifth to Jefferson and north on Jefferson to connect with our Fourth street line. We will have the track in within two or three days. Our attorneys assure us that because we removed our track from Fifth street some years ago does not affect our right to relay it." "Isn't this a move to keep the Vine wood Park railway oot of the Santa Fe depot r was asked Mr. Baker. "If the Vinewood people think that we are goinsr to surrender our rights and privileges in this city without a strug gle, they are mistaken," was the reply. Tie city railway applied to the city engineer this morning for a permit to excavate in the streets where it is now at work. Mr. McCabe. city engineer, was afraid that the company had for feited its rights on Fifth street by aban doning the Fifth street line in 1892, and asked for advice from the city attorney. The city atorney advised him to grant I no permit, Dut allow the city council to act on the question. The company therefore filed a formal application for I a permit, and went to work hammer and j tongs without a permit to build the road i before anybody could get out an in i junction suit to stop the work. The rail way company claims that it does not need a permit; that its- franchise gives ! it full authority to build its line on anv ! Ftreet In town, and that the formalifv of asking for a permit was merely an act of courtesy to the city. Frank Kelley, manager of the Vine wood Park railway, was asked this morning if the Vinewood company is preparing to file on injunction suit. He replied: "I don't know yet. I don't know any thing about anything." "Over what streets is the Vinewood company preparing to ask the city council for a franchise in the immediate future?" was asked. "I don't know," said Kelley again. "We may ask for some franchise next spring." The Vinewood people are trying to in duce City Engineer McCabe to cause the arrest of the officers of the city rail way on the ground that the railway has no permit to excavate in the streets. Mr. McCabe refuses to mix up in th affair. "Even if I should have every man on the job arrested, and the officers too," said Mr. McCabe this morning, "they would simply give bond and go to work again. An injunction is the only way to stop the work." The company is also very desirous that the city "resent" the attempt of the city railway to relay its tracks on Fifth street, and commence an injunction in the name of the city. This could not be done without a special meeting of the city council, and up to the present time no meeting has been called. - City Attorney Spencer is reticent in the discussion of the fight, and will give no opinion as to what the cy.y should do. or what right the city railway has to relay its tracks on Fifth street. However, the Fifth street right of way muddle has been up before Mr. Spencer once before, and he prepared a written opinion on the sub ject which throws some light on the pres ent situation. In 1892, the city railway started to tear up its tracks on Fifth street, its purpose being to abandon the line from Kansas' avenue to the Santa Fe depot, and run its cars on Fourth street Instead. The city stopped the destruction of the track by injunction. After the thing had dragged along for some time, the city ordered the company to remove its old ties and rails, and leave the, street in passable condition. The present abom inable condition of the street shows the present status of the controversy. The city council recently proposed to compel the company to pave its old right of nay which it had abandoned, and City Attor ney Spencer, in his written opinion, held that this could not be done. He said: "In . my opinion, the removal of its tracks from said streets in 1S95 and the placing of saif roadbed in passable condi tion pursuant to the order of the mayor and council, taken in connection with the lapse of nearly six years since that time, amounted to an acceptance or recognition of the abandonment of said Fifth street line, and terminated the obligations of the street railway company in regard to -said street under its charter. "There was no provision in the charter of the Topeka street railway company as to what should be done on its right of way by said company in case it should take up Its track and cease to operate the road on any street." - . This opinion waa delivered on August 3, 1901. : The charter of the city railway gives the company the right to lay a single or dou ble track on any street in town, without reservation. - This morning Mayor Parker was waited upon by C. K. Holliday, Chas. Rahrer and Henry Fclker, East Fifth street property owners, who filed strong objection on be half of East Fifth street people against allowing the street railway company to reoecupy Its old right of way. The people on East Fifth street, according to Mr. Holliday. want the Vinewood company to run its line down there, and want the city railway to keep out. Mayor Parker has given no intimation of what he thinks the city should do in the matter. TWO WAYS OPEN. U. S. May Adopt Nicaragua Route for Canal. Or Ignore Colombia's Position on the Panama Treaty. Washington, Oct- 29. The status to day of the Colombian canal negotiations is that both sides here are awaitina J decision of the Colombian government as to whether Minister Concha shall proceed under his original instructions to present to the state dcaartment the Colombian response to the department's proposal for a treaty. When the re sponse arrived in Washington two days ago the minister promptly notified the state department that in view of the re cent developments (meaning events that had happened on the isthmus since the note started from Bogota, September 16 he had regarded it his duty to with hold it until he heard further from his government. As the state department had in some way come to know that the Colombian response would, if submitted, go far towards meeting the desires of this gov ernment,4n the matter of a canal treaty, this delay was very annoying. But as the minister had his own notion of duty in the matter, it was decided that an appeal should be taken over his head to the authorities in Bogota. Accordingly a messase was sent to TJ. S. Minister Hart at the Colombian capital notifying him of the action of the Colombian min ister here. No specific complaint was made, but it was desired to make sure that the Colombian government knew that the note had been held back. The matter of objection by our own officials is the attemnt to link the ne gotiations for a canal treaty, pure and simple, with the discussion of the ques tions of correctness of the attitude of our naval officers on the isthmus. Tt is expected that the delay will not be long, for even if the Colombian answer is not satisfactory the United States govern ment will still be bound by the terras of the Spooner act to proceed towards the construction of an isthmian canal and the only question to be decided 's ph to' the method. There are two ways open even in case of an adverse attitude on the part of Colombia, namely, either the "United States government to proceed without delay to complete the treaties with Nicaragua and Costa Rica neces sary for the construction of a cansU in those countries. or, and this latter course would be adopted with reluctance, the government might purchase outright the franchise of the French Panama Car.nl company and go on resolutely with the construction of the P!n?.:a canal, tak ing the errounds th?t it would have a right to improve its own property with out reference to any other governmen: I and taking no further notice of Coiom bia. M. QST fflOVES UP. Made Purchasing Agent for the Colorado Southern. Joseph Ost, assistant to General Store keeper A. F. Hilton of the Santa Fe. has accepted the position oi purchasing agent for the Colorado & Southern rail road, effective November 1. Mr, Ost has7 been with the store department of the Santa Fe for the extender period of almost twenty-seven years. His father, the late James Ost. was also in the em ploy of the general storekeeper, and years aro used to drive from the Sixth street shops, where the headquarters were at that time, in a wagon and pur chase and haul to the station all the supplies whicn the young road then needed. The senior Ost remained with thr- company until a short time ago. The gentral headquarters of the pur chasing agent of the Colorado & South ern are at Denver. No announcement has been made as yet resardinc a suc cessor. WHITNEY'S HORSE WON. Ballantrae Captures Cambridge shire Stakes at Newmarket. - London, Oct. 29. William C. Whit ney's Ballantrae won the Cambridge shire stakes at the Houghton meeting at Newmarket today. St. Macloud w-as second and Nabot third. Twenty-four horses ran. The Cambridgeshire stakes is a handicap of 25 sovereigns each with 500 sovereigns added for three year olds and upwards one mile and a furlong. I)K. CASWELL HURT. Former Topeka Man Sustains a Broken Shoulder. Dr. C. E, Caswell, formerly physical instructor at the city Y. M. C. A., is in Christ hospital with his risht shoulder broken as a result of a fall from a train at Holliday, Tuesday night. Dr. Cas well boarded the train there, and after it had started out he found that it was not the one which he had intended to take and started to get off. In the effort he was thrown on his shoulder, sustain ing the above named injury. He is now Santa Fe surgeon at Holliday. Dr. Caswell is having more than his share of trouble. His wife died in To-, peka last week. SET OFF A BLAST IN PLAY. Three Men Terribly Injured by Ex plosion of Dynamite, Altoona, Pa., Oct. 29 While trifling with a drill and hammer at a sand quarry, at Mapleton, Robert Dsssin.ger, Joseph Myers and David Hefflinger were terribly injured by a blast which they inadvertent ly set off. . One of them stuck the drill in a hole in a stone anI another struck it with a ham mer. The hole was loaded with dynamite and the charge was exploded. The three are in the hospital here, Myers lost both ?yes. HetTiinger lost' one eye and Des singcr is minus part of his right hand. All were terribly burned. : Solve Western Ball War. New York. Oct.29. Before the Nation al baseball board of arbitration resum ed its session today it was aid by one of the members that . a solution of the western baseball war would probably be reached , during the day. This is the matter that is keenrng the members of the board in New York. - hIITCHELL day. It Is Celebrated by Miners in the Anthracite Region. Work Was Generally Suspended at the Mines. LOCAL CELEBRATIONS. Were Followed by the Main Demonstration at Wilkesbarre. Seven Thousand Marched in Pa rade at Shauiokiii. Wilkesbarre. Pa., Oct. 29. Mitchell Day was celebrated by all the union miners in the anthracite region today. There was a general suspension of work. A few washeries were working but their output of coal was very small. President Mitchell arrived from New York today. He will go to Scranton to attend the first session of the arbitra tion commissin. There were demonstra tions in many of the nearby towns to day and after the parade the people flocked to Wilkesbarre in large numbers to see the big parade. Shamokin, Pa., Oct. 29. Mitchell Day was observed here today. Seven thou sand united mine workers headed by the Tenth regiment band and troops, . paraded the streets after which the ' mine workers were addressed by several labor leaders. No collieries were in op-, eration and all business was generally suspended. ALLEN BRINGS SUIT. Files Action for Criminal Libel Against Sheridan. Information charging Barney J. Sheri dan, of the Paola Spirit, with criminal, libel against Henry Allen, was tiled sit. the district court of Franklin county at. Ottawa yesterday afternoon, and later a warrant was issued for the arrest of Sher. idan. The names endorsed on the informa tion as witnesses for the state are H. J. Allen, Asa Converse, A. I.. Miller, R. B. Stone. W". H. Clark, M. B. Cohn, G. SV. Fiersol, and T. W. Morgan. The information quotes the following as the libelous and malicious statements on which Sheridan is prosecuted: "The difference is you're, (meaiilng the said H. J. Allen) not a supporter of thieves but a partner; and you (mcanins the said H. J. Allen) never looked on and saw the county (meaning Franklin coun ty, Kan.) robbed by a friend because you (meaning H. J. Allen) never gave your friend a chance when there was robbing to be done you (meaning H. J. Allen) did the job yourself (meaning H. J. Allen had stolen and robbed, embezzling from Franklin county.). 'High ideals and clean methods! by Henry Allen, who has cleaned up $i.(yO or $3,000 in a few :nonths on the board of charities:--Verily, charity begins at home with this lathtr, lngboodler." J MISSION YACHT" SOLD. Noted Vessel Will Be Rebuilt Into a House Boat. New York, Oct. 29. Countess Adeline Schimmelmann has sold her mission yacht, the Deun, or Dove, which has lain idle for some time in a Brooklyn yacht basin. The noted vessel will be re built into a houseboat. Countess Schirrimelmann purchased the Duen from Prince Waldemar of Denmark in 1895. After becoming the property of the countess the yacht, in 1897. visited 58 ports in Germany, Den mark, England, Sweden and Italy, dis tributing tracts. She also visited 658 shins on the same mission. With a crew of eight men the Duen reached the great lakes and cruised there in 1SB8 with the owner on board. For some time the boat lay at Chicago, and while there 84,000 meals were served on board to the poor of the city. Temperatures of Large Cities. Chicago, Oct. 29. 7 a. m. tempera tures: New York, 46; Boston, 42; Phila delphia, 42; Washington, 44; Chicago, 40; Minneapolis, 36; Cincinnati, 38; St. Louis, 42. MILLS' STORE NEWS. 24 . . '4i 'j,. i u rti m "Give me ihe luxuries of life and I'll do without the necessities." Most housekeepers will agree when it comes to . the question whether to have of not to have a own quilt. Can anything; take its place on a bed ? Soft, restful, slumber-wooing if something- to throw over you, to roll up in, to make you forget you have any nerves is a luxury, then an "Eider" Down Quilt is one. But the price of our "Eider" brand is one of the most comforta ble thing's about it, THE IVIiLLS CO. The Style Shop of Topeka"