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FRIDAY EVENING.
TOPEKA, JLANSAS, NOVEMBER 2 1902.
FRIDAY EVENING.
TWO CENTS. .
3
PLUNGED TO
THEB0TT0M.
Steamer Sylranns J. Macy Sinks
in Furious Gale.
Barge She Was Towing Breaks
Away and Is Saved.
E5T1KE CHEW DROWSS
Brother of the Captain of the
Lost Steamer
Stood on His Own Vessel and
Saw Her Uo Down.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 28. In a furious
outhwsst gale on Lake Erie Sunday
night the steamer Sylvanus J. Macy
prang a leak off PortBurvvell.Ont., ana
plunged to the bottom, probably carry
ing her entire crew with her. The barge
Mabel Wilson which was being towed
by the Macy, broke away from the
steamer in the darkness and succeeded
In sailing up the lake to Amhertburg,
Where she arrived yesterday afternoon.
The first news of the disaster was re
ported by the steamer Albright, which
passed up the river early this morning.
She reported having passed through five
miles of wreckage yesterday thirty
miles southwest of Long Point, parts of
the cabin, life preservers and doers of
some vessel. The cabin was painted
white, but there were no distinguishing
marks to tell what vessel it was from.
The arrival of the Wilson, However,
leaves no doubt that the wreckage is
from the Macy, as the last seen of that
Steamer was in the near vicinity.
The Macy, with the Wilson in tow,
left Buffalo last Saturday with a cargo
of coal. When half way up Lake Erie
the gale was encountered and when
abreast of Port Hurwell the tow line ot
the barge was thrown off by the crew
of the Macy, leaving the steamer to
shift for herself. When last seen by the
crew of the Wilson, the Macy was labor
ing heavily in the sea and was evident
ly making for shelter. If the crew had
time to leave their ship before th
plunge to the bottom it is not believed
that the small boats could have lived
long in the terrible sea running. That
nothing has been heard of them has
convinced the owners that all are dost.
The Macy was owned by P. J. Ralph &
Co., Detroit, and was insured for $16,
000. She is one of the older type of
"wooden steamers. She registered 555
tons. She was built in 1S61.
The only names of the crew obtainable
at the office of the owners of the Macy
are as follows:
M. W. Gotham, Richland City, Wis.,
captain.
OothaTi, son of captain, mate.
V. Gregory, letroit, firet engineer.
George Webb, second engineer.
John Nugent, Algoma. wheelman.
As the personnel of the crew of the
steamer charges at nenrly every port
visited h complete list is not available
in the office, 'phe en w of the Macy
probaoly numbers IS. us that is the num
ber necewary to man a ship of her size.
Buffalo, Nov. IS. The captain of the
Macy was M. W. Gotham and the engi
neer W. F. Gregory. The captain of the
Malxl Wilson is J. E. Gotham. The latter
stood at the helm and saw his brother's
vessel pitch to the bottom of the lake.
The only names nf the crew obtainable
at the office of the owners of the Macy
are as follows:
M. W. Oothnm. Richland City. Wis
consin, captain; Gotham, .-on of the cap
tain. nate: W. F. Gregory, Detroit, timt
engineer: George Webb, second engineer;
John Nugent. Algona. wheelman. As
the crew of tho steamer changes at nearly
every port visited ,-i complete list of the
crew is difficult to obtain. The crew of
the Macy probably numbers ".
LINDSBORG WON.
Bennie Owen's Team Defeats
Haskell by Score of 1 1 to O.
Kansas City, Nov. 28. "Bennie Ow
en's Terrible Swedes" won from the
Haskell Indians at Exposition park yes
terday forenoon by a score of 11 to 0.
It was a close, hard game, with the
chances nf victory favoring neither team
until well alons In the seco.id half.
The Lindsborg eleven were much the
heavier, hut the Redskins had the nor:
speed and pushed the Bethany team
hard from start to finish. Neither team
was particularly strong on the defen
sive. Bethany eould nearly always gain
through Haskell's line, and the Indian
tackles and fullback hammered the left
side of the Bethany line with good ef
fect, but end runs were very few.
The rame was called promptly at
10:30. Captain Peterson kicked off 50
wards to Houser, who returned to vards.
Kllis plunged thiough Skidmore 'for a
yard and Lugo followed with five more.
Kllis was held on his second trial an.l
Hauser bucked through Bagley for three
yards. Hauser then punted 35 yards to
Stromquist, who came back five. Trout
man got around Shoulderblade for five
yards and two yards. Banbury added
20 by a brilliant run around Guyon.
Dave .Peterson tried the Indians' right
end and lost two yards, being tackle.!
by Shoulderblade.Peterson was hurt and
was retired in this scrimmage. Strom
quist nuckea the center for rive yards
and followed with two more. Troutman
made two yards around Haskell's right
end, and Stromquist bucked throns-n
Sheppard for two more. W. Banbury
made six yards on a straight buck
througn J-iiis. t-tromquist hit center
for five yards. This put the ball on
Haskell's four yard line, and Stromquist
tarried it over in three line bucks. L.
Peterson missed tan easy goal. Score r
to 0. J jiju
Lugo kicked off 30 yards to Wilev. W.
Banbury made three yards over Lugo
Stromquist hit the line for two yards
and Skidmore followed with two more
through Woods. Peterson bucke.i
through for two yards. W. Banbury got
two more and Stromquist gained three
yards through center. Troutman funi
bird and Lugo got the ball for Haskell
Hauser cross-bucked for 15 yards, but
the next trials were not successful and
Hauser minted 35 yards. The Indians
then braced and forced Peterson to punt
but Hauser fumbled and W. Banbury
got the ball in the middle of the field.
Q. Banbury got away for 10 vards, but
on the next play Baine got the ball or.
a fumble and ran 25 yards. The In
dians were soon forced to punt, but the
kick was blocked and Hauser regained
the ball. The Indians made short gains
through the line and Lamotte tried
quarterback kick, which Swenson
caufibt. The Swede could not gain a
graat deal and Peterson was soon forced
to punt 30 yards to Guyon who' came
back 10 yards. Here Haskell s irted to
play great ball. Hugo, Kaus.r and 15
Rllis tore great holes thruh the'
Swedes' line, but Lamotte fumbied or.f
RMhanv'a -'fl-vnrd line. The half 71 .
ed with the ball in Bethany's possessuj! -on
her ow n i!7-yard line.
Haskell kicked off and held the
Swedes, forcing Peterson to punt. Lugo
and Hauser then began to gain steadiiy
through Skidmore, but Gokey lost 10
yards on a double pass, and Guyon was
forced to punt 45 yards to Troutman.
W. Banbury, Stromquist and Wiley
made small gains through the line.
Swenson tried a double pass, lost two
yards and Peterson punted 20 yards.
Lugo. Hauser and Kills carried the ball
steadiiy down the field to Beth;iy's -five-yard
line by line bucks, and there wen
held for downs. W. Banbury made 40
yards around Guyon, and soon after
wards Stromquist made 20 on a center
buck. Stromauist, Wiley and Trout
man followed with short gains, and 1.
Banbury made ten yards around Has
kell's left. Stromquist was pushed over
for the second touchdown in two more
bucks. Peterson kicked goal. It to 0.
Guyon kicked off fifty yards to Wiley,
and on the next play Troutman made forty-five
around Hasktll's right end. The
game ended with the ball in Bethany's
possession on Haskell's thirty-five yard
line.
Haskell. Positions. Bethany.
Guyon left end Q. Banbury
Lugo left tackle Skidmore
Woods left guard Bayley
Hunt Center Olson
Sheppard right guard Haggman
Ellis right tackle. L. Peterson, capt.
Shouldcrblade riglt end Troutman
Lamote, capt quarter Swenson
Gokey left half W. Banbury
1 G. Biiine right half. Peterson, Willty
P. Hauser fullback Stormquisi.
Touchdowns Stvomquist, 2.
, Goal from touchdown Peterson.
Time of halves 30 minutes.
1'mpire Tucker.
Referee Bert Ponrman.
Timers Oliver and H, Poorman.
Linesmen Milton and Joaes.
MR. G00DN0W HERE.
General Manager of Rock Island
on Tour of Inspection.
General Manager C. A. Goodnow of
the Rock Island was in Topeka for
about an hour this afternoon, arriving
on the west bound Golden State Limit
ed shortly after 12 o'clock and depart
ing on No. 1 for Wichita.
When seen by a reporter for the State
Journal, General Manager Goodnow dis
claimed any special importance to his
visit here, further than might be at
tached to a general inspection tour. He
expects to remain on the southwesterti
lines of the system for the remainder of
the week, returning to his Chicago of
fice Monday evening. W. M. Hobbs, as
sistant to General Manager Goodnow,
is also in the city, but will probably go
east in a day or two.
BLISS CALLED OLD WOMAN.
Bellhop in Palmer House "Sassed"
Michigan Governor.
Chicago, Nov. 28. The Inter-Ocean
says: For the first time in a good
many years, A. T. Bliss, governor of
Michigan, heard himself called an un
complimentary name last night with
out resenting it. The person to give
the affront was a bell boy at the Pal
mer House. The governor stood aghast
for a moment, and those who witnessed
the affair expected him to chastise the
offender. Instead he shook hands with
him, and told him he was "all risht."
The chief executive of the WTolverine
state had tried to joke with the boy in
buttons. The latter thought he was in
earnest. A discourteous retort leaped
to the boy's lips, but he restrained him
self and turned away.
"Why don't you answer me, young
man?" persisted the governor, still bent
on having his little joke. "Don't you
know that it is your duty to pay atten
tion to what the guests of this hotel say
to vou!"
"I don't need to have you tell me my
duty," flared the boy. "It's a cinch,
anyway, that I'm not paid to stand here
chewing the rag with interfering, med
dlesome old women like you."
The boy turned his back on the gov
ernor and marched off. When HHss had
recovered his breath he started after
him, and in three long strides was at
his side.
"Shake, young man, shake; you're all
right," said he, extending his hand.
"You called the turn on me better than
it's been done since the day they elected
me governor of my stare."
THRIFT IN THE ARMY,
Secretary Root to Recommend a Plan
for Its Encouragement.
Washington. Nov. 2S. A subject which
will rn-tive no little attention at the
hands of Secretary Root in his forthcom
ing report is the encouragement of thrift
among officers of the army. To this end
the secretary will recommend the exten
sion to officers of the same privilege now
enjoyed by enlisted men. of keeping a de
posit account with the paymaster. The
enlisted men. under the provisions of the
act of 1S72 authorizing the acceptance of
deposits of $r and upwards, and allowing
4 per c(. nt interest on semi-annual bal
ances of not less than $"), have laid away
some $4,000,000. Probably such an amount
could not be scraped together among the
officers, but it is considered that an offi
cer receiving $K0 or so in excess of his
immediate netds on
ht to have a chance
to invest it. and, as there are no savings
banks or other investment openings fo'
stich small sums in most parts of the
! world where we have permanent military
i stations, a paymaster's deposit system
i would be a godsend.
secretary rtont win also Rive
brief
review of the history of military uni
forms, showing the development of the
idea from gorgeousness towards incon
sp'ouousncss, and the causes for the
changes made from time to time.
SHOT WHILE HUNTING
Fordham, a Merchant of Virginia, In
stantly Killed in the Woods.
Virginia, Minn., Nov. 28. A wire has
just reached here that Nels P. Ford
ham, a prominent hardware dealer of
this city, was shot and instantly killed
while hunting deer twelve miles north
of here. It is not known whether he
was mistaken for a deer or not.
Fordham was lost in the woods for
seventeen days two years ago, and the
fact that he should finally lose his life
in the great forests of Minnesota seems
a strange act of providence.
Temperatures of Large Cities.
Chicago. Nov. 28 7 a. m. tempera
tures: New York, 36; Boston, 36: Phila
delphia. 38; Washington. SS; Chicago,
28; Minneapolis. 28; Cincinnati, 34; St.
Louis, -
tOSINGJMNEY.
The Government Finds Itself a
Million Dollars Behind
In Connection With Adminis
tering Philippine Affairs.
MUST BE A CHANGE.
Will lie Strong Effort to Secure
Additional Legislation.
Silver Currency Is Blamed for
All the Trouble.
Washington, Nov. 28. The adminis
tration has fully decided that there
shall be Philippine legislation at the
coming session of congress. The presi
dent, seconded by Mr. Root, the secre
tary of war, has laid deliberate plans in
this direction. Vice Governor Luke
Wright, ostensibly in Washington, en
route to his post in the Philippines, is I
making a social and official call upon '
the high officers of the government. The
first day he was here" he was a guest at
the White House. There he met Senator
Lodge, the chairman of the Philippine ;
committee. The second day he was hers !
Congressman Cooper of Wisconsin.
chairman of the house committee on j
Philippines, called at the White House
j by appointment and invitation of the
I president. Governor Wright was intro
i duced, and the two talked for hours.
; Since that time the most influential
I members of the senate and house have
met the vice governor, and talked with
him. He is a man of wonderful per
sonality, with personal force and mag
netism second only to that of Governot
Taft. To the president's callers he ex
plained clearly the need of legislation
for the islands. The scope of his sug
gestions was broad, but he impressed
upon leading men the two cardinal
points which the administration hopes to
reach. One of these is a reform of the
financial scheme for the island and the
other is the increase of the tariff xiues.
Under the decision to collect 75 per cent
of the Dingley rateip for the benefit ol
the islands, but $15,000 was collected in
the past year. Under the present silver
basis, on which the system of the
island's finance operates, the govern
ment has lost a round million of dol
lars. It has been forced to accept pay
ments of taxes and customs dues at the
prevailing rate for silver. A day later
it has been obliged to lose 30 and in one
or two instances 40 per cent In disburs-"
ing the same money.
Days have passed in Manila where the
fluctuations in a single bank have been
as much as from 5 rer cent in the
morning to 20 per cent !-te in the af
ternoon. Last session a determined
fight was made by Congressman Cooper
to have the financial provisions of the
house bill adopted by the senate. The
senate was determined to stand out
against it. There was a suspicion that
the attitude of the senators was
prompted in part by a desire to court
favors with certain western silver inter
ests. The house conferees stood out for
their provision 'for a gold basis. Until
late the night before final adjournment
the matter was not decided. Then the
senate conferees told the house members
frankly that they would not permit any
legislation to go through unless they re
ceded from their contention for the gold
basis. Not wishing to see the whole
fabric of government they had built up
for the islands fail of approval. Con
gressman Cooper and his associates re
ceded. Some of the most conservative
members of the senate stood out against
the gold basis system. One of them
was a senate conferee.
Governor Taft had recommended the
gold basis. Mr. Root, the secretary of
war, had seconded this recoil mendatlon.
Charles A. Conant. a recognized eyperc
on financial questions, had been sent to
the islands and conducted an investiga
tion at great expense and with much
care. The senate provision was for the
coining of subsidiary coins. No actiol:
was ever taken under its terms. Now
Senator Alhson, Senator Lodge and all
the members of the senate who made a
study of the question admit that they
were wrong and should have given their
assent to the house proposal.
There will be little opportunity for the
Democrats to oppose the legislation, as
the conditions in the islands and the
actual losses the government has sus
tained are too patent to allow for much
debate. The effort to make the Philippine
issue a prominent one at the last session
ended so dismally and prove such a
boomerang that no repetition of the fight
against Philippine legislation is expected
from Carmack and young senators of his
ty pe.
CONSCIENCE HURT HIM.
Iowa Man Pays Railroad $2 for Wire
He Stole 15 Tears Ago.
Toledo. O., Nov. 28. Because his con
science bothered him a Greenville, la.,
man who fifteen years ago stole 60 rods
of wire from the company, has paid $2
into the treasury of the Clover Leaf rail
road company. In a letter, the first in
timation the company had that the
man's conscience was pricking him, he
said:
"Fifteen years ago I took from your
railroad just west of Ridge Farm, 111..
a bundle of wire (about 60 rods). I want
to settle with you for it. I will pay
money, replace the wire, or go to the
pen, but it must be settled and what
ever you say I will do. May the Lord
bless and ' save your soul as he has
mine, for Jesus' sake, amen."
This letter to one of the officials was
answered by the statement that $2 w-i'.I
recompense the company for its loss,
and a check for that amount was
promptly sent. The company refuses to
give out the man's name, but says
that he is prominent in his part of the
country.
STORY t OR THE SOUTH.
It Is Denied That Roosevelt Ate
With Booker T. Washington.
Memphis, Tenn.. Nov. 28. Booker
Washington did not dine at the White
House tab!eas the guest of President
Roosevelt and family, is the startling
announcement made by Gen. Marcus J.
Wright, of the war deiartment at
Washington, who has been visiting in
Memphis for a number of days.
"The whole truth of tbe matter is
this," said Gen. Wright: "President
Roosevelt had been anxious for some
time to obtain a truthful light on the
situation in the south. Finally, at the
suggestion of a number of southern and
northern men of both great political
parties, he sent a message to Booker
Washington, asking him to come to the
capital for conference regarding the ne
gro, his needs and ' his carjabilities.
Washington came, and the conference,
which was started in the president's ex
ecutive office and was changed to his
private office, because of repeated inter
ruptions, continued for five hours.
"In the midst of the conference be
tween the president and Washington,
lunch was sent in to the chief executive
of the nation. Desiring to continue the
conversation, and" rather than lose the
time necessary for Washington to go
to lunch. President Roosevelt thereupon
ordered that lunch be served to the nu
gro educator in the same room.
"Now, this was all there was to that
story. Washington did not dine at the
White House table, did not break bread
with the president's wife and daughter,
and was in no sense a guest upon equal
terms of social equality."
Asked why the president had never
seen fit to have this s-aternent made
public Gen. Wright replied:
"Because he is too great a man. He
believed it was beneath him to deny a
story so palpably false, and that the
truth would in Jime prevail."
COAL FIGURES READY.
Ope
rators Hare Statistics About
Completed.
Scranton, Pa., Nov. 28. Attorney Dar
row, counsel for the United Mine "Work
ers, announced today that the coal road
presidents had promised to give the tab
ulated statistics ih regard to miners'
apres, etc., to the counsel for the miners
sometime today or tomorrow. The big
coal mining companies have had expert
accountants at work preparing- these Az
ures for several week past. It was be
cause this part of the evidence was not
ready for presentation that the adjourn
ment of the coal stiike commission be
came necessary. Counsel for the miners
will have until next Wednesday in which
to examine this important part of their
sion meets District President Nichols will I
be placed on the stand by the miners.
President Mitchell was in conference with
Mr. Nichols most of today. " ....
GUILT 1 OF MANSLAUGHTER
Light Verdict Against Wise Who
' Shot Dunn at Douglass.
El Dorado, Kas., Nov. 28. The jury in
the case of the State vs. Clarence Wise,
charged with the murder of FUrney
Dunn at Douglass, brought in a verdict
of third degree manslaughter late last
night. On Sunday, August 17, a num
ber of young men had a picnic at Dunn's
grove, near Douglass,' and had a keg jf
beer. The Dunn boys and Clarence
Wise had two fights. The father of
young Wise put him on his horse an.d
sent him home. Birney Dunn drove up
by the Wise home shortly afterwards
and while in his buggy was shot by
Clarence Wise with a Winchester rife
and died shortly afterwards without
speaking a word.- The state claimed
Wise went home, got his rifle, walked
out into the road and deliberately shot
Dunn as he was passing, without any
provocation. One w'.ness swore he saw
Wise grab Dunn's horaes, stop them,
curse Dunn and snoot him. The de.
fendant acknowledged having shot
Dunn, but savs he flmvp no tr him nt
n. T-aiiH trait ac ho WJ frncGiniT tVya paif
with nis W mchester in his hand, to
water the stock, stopped his horses and
raised a heavy farm neck yoke he had
in the buggy to strike him. and that he
shot in self-defense. The defense
showed that Dunn had the neck yoke in
the buggy and said he was going to
Wise's house.
GOAL LINE UNCROSSED.
Nebraska "Won from Northwestern
Yesterday 12 to O.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 2S. Before an as
semblage of 6,000 enthusiasts, the greatest
gathering that ever witnessed a contest
on a gridiron in Nebraska. Booth's Corn
huskers took the measure of the North
western university eleven, the victors (scor
ing 12 points and maintaining their own
goal line uncrossed. Nebraska's victory
marked the climax of the most successful
year in the athletic annals of the institu
tion. The Corn buskers' achievement in
preventing all opponents from crossing
their goal has been duplicated by few, if
any, college aggregations in the country
during the present gridiron season. North
western spurted near the close of the first
half and worked the ball under the shadow
of Nebraska's gcal posts, but the whistle
ended the half and destroyed their only
chance for a score. At all other times the
Cornhuskers held their opponents safe.
Booth's pupils in their attack plunged
ahead for persistent gains, the line-smashing
of Mickel and Knglehart. who alter
nated at fullback, being the feature of Ne
braska's offense. On actual distance gained
Neb.aska carried the ball 336 yards ind
Northwestern 124 yards. Nebraska bucket!
her way down the field after the sounfiing
of the referee's whistle, never crossing un
til Mickel had been pushed through for a
touchdown. The Northwestern center trio
was no match for their opponents in the
Cornhuskers' line, and Nebraska's second
touchdown came early In the second halt,
Mickel battering through and across the
grml. A third touchdown was scored by
Nebraska after the ball had been carried
70 yards by successive line smashes, but
the umpire had called the ball back and
gave it to the Methodists on their one-yard
line, decreeing that a Cornhusker had been
guilty of holding. Captain YVestover pro
tested, but Hail was obdurate, and Ne
braska's total was contined to 12 points
Seven times Hall penalized Nebraska for
alleged holding, and at the conclusion of
the game the Cornhuskers and Booth. their
coach, denounced Hall in vigorous terms
as the most unsatisfactory official they
had encountered during the year. North
western, according to Hollister, thir
coach, played their strongest game of the
vear, and h expressed himself as satisfied
with the result. Booth was noncommittal,
oth(r than to join in the criticism of Um
pire Hall.
LOOK FOR HA IN Oil SNOW.
That Is What "Cider" Smith Now
Predicts.
The present weather is what "Cider"
Smith expected for Thanksgiving. Thurs
day afternoon he said: "We are in a place
now which calls for unsettled, cloudy
weather with light precipitation of rain
or snow." I
The government forecast sent out this
morning was "possibly showers tonight
and east portion tomorrow and cooler." A
few flakes of snow fell this morning but
they were not enough to make any meas
uuement. The wind this morning was
southeast blowing 12 miles an hour. The
hourly temperatures recorded by the gov
ernment thermometer this morning were
as follows::
7 o'clock..... 3811 o'clock 42
S o'clock 37112 o'clock 41
9 o'clock 38! 1 o'clock V,
10 o'clock 41 2 o'clock . .46
John L. Sullivan Bankrupt.
New York, Nov. -9. John L. Sullivan,
former champion heavyweight prize
fighter of the world, filed a petition in
bankruptcy in the United States district
court today. He said his liabilities were
$2,658 and his assets as $60 wortl ot
wearing apparel.
LEAPEDJO DEATH
Max Sukawatsky Jumps from
7th Story Window
And Lands on the Sidewalk Be
low Dead.
SHOT HIS SWEETHEART
Thinking He Had Killed Her
He Took the Plunge.
Wanted Her to Elope With Him
and She Refused.
New York, Nov. 28. Believing the
shot from his revolver had killed Mrs.
Julia Gerber, who refused to elope with
him, Max Sukawatsky. an Austrian,
leaped through the window of her
apartments in East Seventy-fourth
street. He fell seven stories to the side
walk and was killed Instantly.
Before jumping to his death the man
shot the young: woman through the arm
and shoulder. The weapon used was a
large calibre duelling pistol of fine
make.
The Austrian had made violent love to
Mrs. Gerber and about two months ago
was arrested for threatening her life.
This did not check his advances, how
ever, and while the woman and her sis
ter were waiting together he burst into
the room.
After pleading that she elope with him
to Austria and receiving a refusal he
drew a pistol and fired one shot. The wo
man fell in a swoon. Thinking he had
killed her, the Austrian rushed to the
window and before the wounded woman's
frightened sister could check him, jump
ed into the Btreet. Crowds of masquer
aders were passing when the man fell
and much excitement prevailed for a time.
Mrs. Gerbor will probably recover.
HARRIS' CHANCES.
President Has Not Considered
Canal Commission.
Washington, Nov. 28. The president
has given no consideration as to the per
sonnel of the- isthmian canal commis
sion. He told Senator Culiom of Illinois
today that unti lthe pending negotia
tions with Colombia were finished, and
the government ascertained exactly
where "it was at," he would not consider
the matter of appointments on the com
mission. "MR. D00LE1" TO MARRY.
Miss Margaret Abbot Will Become
the Writer's Bride.
Chicago, Nov. 28. The engagement of
Finley Peter Dunne, who has made "Mr.
i fl .
DOOley
famous, to Miss Margaret Ab
bot, daughter of Mrs. Mary Abbot, has
been announced. The author of the
Dooley letters sent forth the news to
his friends from New York.
The bride is a former resident of Chi
cago, but has made her home in Paris
for the last few years. She is described
as a typical American girl. A few
months ago her picture appeared in a
magazine as such. She also achieved
fame by winning the woman's handicap
golf match in Paris some time ago.
Miss Abbot lived for a time in the
Marquette apartment building in Rush
street with her mother. Mr. Dunne,
who now calls New Tork "his home, has
leased a house at No. 30 West Thirty
sixth street. There he will make his
home after his marriage, which, it is
understood will take place during the
winter.
They Know Him in Buffalo.
Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 28. William Lan
dau, arrested in New York on suspicion
of - being connected with a swindle in
volving $200,000. formerly kept a whole
sale clothing store in this city and a
branch, at Niagara Falls. He left Buf
falo some time ago, and many local
creditors have since been trying to lo
cate his property. They found that the
stocks have been transferred by bills of
sale and several suits have been
brought to test the validity of these
transfers. In the proceedings brought
in the local courts, statements have beer,
made that Landau went to Texas, and
he also was in Europe.
Grain Rates Advanced.
Washington. Nov. 2S. Official notice of
an increase of two and one-half cents per
hundred pounds in the freight tariff on
grain from Chicago to New York was
tiled with the interstate commerce com
mission today. The new grain freight
rate basis which will be observed by the
lines eastbound out of Chicago and other
points in the territory east of the Missis
sippi river and north of the Ohio, is twen
ty cents per hundred weight. This in
crease in the grain schedule usually fol
lows the closing of navigation on the
great lakes.
Sugar House Burns.
New Orleans, La., Nov. 28. The mag
nificent sugar house at Ashton plantation
at Luling, La., formerly owned by John
A. Morris and now the property of Chas.
A. Farwf 11 and others, burned today.
Loss $130,000; insurance $63,000.
Man and Wife Killed by Train.
Lamar, Mo., Nov. 28. William Souders,
an aged, farmer and his wife were struck
by -a passenger train at a crossing near
here while driving over the tracks, and
killed instantly.
Inheritance Tax Law Invalidated.
St. Paul. Minn., Nov. 28. The supreme
court today by upholding a decision of
the Ramsey county probate court, de
clared the inheritance tax law to be un
constitutional. Gold ior San Francisco.
New York. Nov. 28. The sum of $500,
000 was desposited at the sub-treasury
today for transfer to San Francisco.
This makes a total of $2,250,000 trans
ferred to the Pacific coast recently.
Capital Stock Increased.
Springfield, 111.. Nov. 28. The Moline
Plow works, of Moline, today certified
to the secretary of state an increase in
capital stock from $2,400,000 to $3,200,000.
Wants to .List It3 Bonds.
New York, Nov. 28. The Tennessee
Coal, Iron & Railroad company has ap
plied to the New York stock exchange
to list $4,347,000 general mortgage 5 per
I cent, bonds due in 19;L
DR. PARKER DIES.
He Was Minister of the City Temple
in London.
London, Nov. 28. Dr. Joseph Parker,
minister of the city temple, who had
been seriously 111 for some time past,
died at 5 o'clock this afternoon.
SHELDON HERO CHOSEN
John Dadisman Captain of
Washburn Football Team.
John Dadisman was elected captain of
the Washburn football team for 1903 at
the meeting held after the game yester
day. Nine votes were cast for Dadisman
on the informal ballot, and two for
Cunningham.
Dadisman is regarded as a sort of
compromise candidate between the
"gang" and "anti-gang" factions. Al
though classed as an "anti-gang" man,
Dadisman has the confidence of all the
Washburn students. The "gfrng" men
say that although Dadisman is on the
other side, he will always do the square
thing.
JOHN DADISMAN.
Sheldon hero, elected football captain.
It is certain that with Dadisman at the
head of the team, there won't be any
dirty work. Dadisman is a regular
Charles M. Sheldon hero as far as mor
als are concerned. Indeed, it is said
that Mr. Sheldon has used Dadisman as
the model for several of the characters
4n his books and that he is the hero of
"Edward Blake, college student, "a story
of Washburn college. Dadisman is :i
member of Mr. Sheldon's church, and
has been intimately associated with Mr.
Sheldon in various kinds of church
work.
Besides all this. Dadisman is a good
football player, and has a physique like a
Greek statue. He can play almost any
position, and during the present season
has at various times played center, tac
kle and fullback. Dadisman is a fear
less player as far as his own safety is
concerned, and his only point of weak
ness as captain may be that he is not
aggressive enough and is one of the
kind of fellows that stops to apologize
to his opponent after sitting down on
him.
Cunningham misht- have made a bet
ter captain under some circumstances,
but in view of the factional troubles at
Washburn, it is likelv that Dadisman
can harmonize the discordant elements
more successfully.
When the formal ballot for captain
was taken. Dadisman received the un
animous vote of the team.
The prospects for a strong team at
Washburn next year are very bright.
Even If the proposed merger with the
Medical college falls through. Washburn
will have a strong lot of players. In
yesterday's game there were only three
Medic players, and although their ser
vices were almost indispensable, it was
evident that as a tea7o. the Washburn
eleven was stronger than at any time
this year.
Let petty factional quarrels end and
the Topeka public will voice its approv
al in its attendance at the srames.
Dadisman is a native of Virginia, but
has lived in Kansas five years. He is
22 years of age. and next year will be
junior at Washburn. He has played on
the Washburn football team since 1900.
He is a farmer boy. his parents living
in Stafford county. Kansas.
In speaking of his election to the cap
taincy, Mr. Dadisman said today: "The
gang and anti-gang light did not really
enter injto this election at all. Cun
ningham and myself were the only ones
who were willing to stand as candi
dates, and we found out by sort of a
canvass of the players that more of them
favored me than favored him. So he
simply dropped out. I was supporteJ
by all the so-called gang men on the
tea
"I believe that Washburn is going to
have a winning team next fall. I will
do all in my power to help it along. I
expect that all of this year's team will
be back except Read, Anderson and
Maxwell. Gill and Brown will both h
strong men next fall, and will no doubt
make the first team. Mehl. Donahue,
Cunningham and Haynes will all be here
probably, and that will be Washburn's
contribution to the team. Then if the
Medics are still with us, we will have
all of their players to figure on.
"I am in favor of getting a good coach
It pays better to have a good man than
one that is half way good. I think we
should have someone like Bennie Owens,
or else an eastern man."
WOLF'S HIGH SCORE.
Makes 268 at Ten Pins on Thanksgiving-
IFarry Wolff, captain of the Imperial
team of the local bowling league bowled
high game of 268 on the Elite alleys on
Thanksgiving, eclipsing the former high
game 259 held by A. B. Jvirkpatr-.ok
made in March. Mr. Wolff started, with
eight strikes in succession followed by
two spares and then 'struck in the
twelfth frame. This is the highest score
ever made on the Elite alleys or in To
peka. Saw Mont Pelee in Action.
St. Thomas. D. W. I., Nov. 28. The
Royal Mail steamer Yare. which arrived
here today, passed Mont Pelee, island of
Martinique, during Wednesday morning
and reports that the volcano was then
erupting violently.
Mrs. Brune Seriously 111.
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 28. Mrs. Brune.
the actress, is seriously ill of typhoid
fever in this city.
Weather Indications.
Chicago, Nov. 28. Forecast for Kan
sas: Threatening with rain tonight and
possibly in east portion) Saturday;
cooler; winds shifting to northwest.
BROKEN RAIL.
It Causes the Wreck of the St.
Louis Flyer.
Big Four Train Kolis Down an
Embankment.
T1IREE BADLY INJURED
A Dozen or More Passengers
Slightly Hurt.
Rear Sleeper Hoi led 0?er Twice
While Going Down.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 28. Passenger
train No. 43, the St. Louis flyer on the
Big Four, was wrecked at 1:30 this
morning on a high embankment a half
mile west of Avon, Hendricks county,
and six miles east of Danville. Three
passengers were Injured and a dozen or
more were slightly hurt, but none fa
tally. The train was running at high speed
and struck a broken rail. The engine
and two mail cars got over safely, but
the other cars left the track. The New
York sleeper on the rear end rolled over
twice and down the embankment of 25
feet, landing bottom side up. It con
tained three passengers, the porter an4
conductor. The sleeper next to It wa
from Cleveland. In it were 11 pas
sengers. This car turned completely
over, but remained at the top of the em
bankment. The imprisoned passengers
got out by breaking one of the windows,
and all escaped with slight injuries. The
next sleeper broke down at the forward
end and stood across the track. No one
in this car was hurt. The two forward
cars next to the mail cars left the traclt
but did not turn over.
A telephone on an adjoining farm was
used to send for help. Danville was no
tified first and every available surgeon
in the town was sent at once to th
wreck. At the same time Indianapolis
was notified and a special train with
wrecking crew was made up as hastily
as iossible.
At 5 o'clock this morning the train
had been searched and all the passengers
had been accounted for. They were puf
into the mail cars and taken to Dan
ville. Arrangements were at once mails
to take them on west, as all were able
to travel. They will reach St. Louis at
noon.
A partial list of the injured is as fol
lows: Mrs. Anna Englehart. Middleport, O.,
terribly cut about the head; Injuries
may be fatal.
Mrs. Stephen Englehart, Middleport.
O., seriously cut about the head and:
bruised on the body.
Ira Klein, face badly bruised.
Otto Gresham, Chicago, son of the late
Walter Q. Gresham, shoulder sprained.
Charles W. Wood, Los Canoe, Cal.,
head injured.
George Brand, Norfolk, Va., slightly
injured.
J. C. Harris, St. Louis, porter Pullman
car Formosa, badly bruised.
George C. Doane. St. Louis, conductor
ullman, hips and back badly injured,
r Samuel Ellis, Jersey City, N. J., por
ter Pullman car, arms sprained ana
hand mashed.
The others were only slightly injured.
WRECKED AGAIN.
The train was delayed until S o'clock
a. m. Then a new train was made up
and the run to St. Louis was resumed.
The train was running at a high rate of
speed 3o miles beyond the scene of the
first wreck when it ran into an -open
switch at Cariban. The engineer saw
the danger but was running too fast to
stop. The front trucks of the engine
left the track and another delay was
caused. Nobody was hurt in the sec
ond wreck and little damage was done.
All the persons injured near Danvilie
were taken to St. Louis in charge of Dr.
Ford, the company surgeon. AH will
recover.
New Order in Salt Trust Case.
Trenton, K. J.. Nov. 28. Chancellor
Magie today directed the receivers of
the National Salt company not to pay
Joy, Martin & Co., of Chicago. $10,400 fop
October storage of salt belonging to the
company. This order is made on the
ground that the market value of Scilt
has already been paid in storage
charges; that the cost of production is
much less than when the salt was orig
inally stored, and that the amount of
salt now being produced in this country
is largely in excess of the demand.
MILLS' STORE NEWS.
Our Department
Managers' Sale
Has attracted many people to
our store today, but tomorrow,
(SATURDAY)
WILL BE THE BANNER
DAY
The Day of Crowds, and you
must be one of them, whether
a buyer or sightseer.
It's a pleasure to show you
the many
LOW PRICES
being made on our own good,
dependable goods.
THE MILLS CO.
(The Style Shop of Topeka)

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