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THE TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 30, 1905.
WHY YOU YELL Prof. George Tincent Analyzes Acts of Crowds. i m M i 3 tti 10 .ftrhi f''rfirlij'rrSTV Sialag Silks :-:.;:-'::.i,r;'"T! TvmmtUK" "TTt"11 - T7 li WO 11 )ii IMM 11 : li Discusses Peculiar Actions of People at Ball Games. THEY ARE HYPNOTIZED Likewise Those "Who Attend Political Meetings. The Influence of Arerage Crowd Is Downward. , x'lu you ever stop to yninK wnai ; rg makes you get enthusiastic in a heated ill political campaign, or what makes you get excited in a close baseball game vhen your team gets a little ahead? Prof. George E. Vincent, of Chicago, discussed that proposition in his lec ture at the Auditorium last evening. He says it is because people become Itariially hypnotized. It is a psycho- ! logical question, and the psychologists j who have studied it have come to the j j conclusion mai ine paruai pnosis rs, patent medicine street fakers, and ether public speakers manipulate their audiences in the same way. Prof. Vincent is a son of Bishop Vincent, who made his home in To peka for a number of years and who is well known here. Eishop Vincent Is recognized as one of the best lec turers on the American platform, and the son is a chip off of the old block, tally up to the original. His lecture was a psychological one, and you can imagine how interested the average person would make a lecture of that kind, but Prof. Vincent had the earn est attention of every one of the 700 persons who heard him last night for an hour and a half. He calls his lecture "The Mind of the Mob." In introducing the subject he-told of the study of the "mob psy chologists" in seeking an explanation for the actions of people who act in crowds. He told of the dignified Mr. Brown who is a staid and sober citizen, but who goes to a baseball game one day. Mr. Brown becomes interested In his home team. As the team makes runs his enthusiasm warms, and when the other side gets ahead he becomes depressed. In the last half of the ritnth inning the score stands five to four for the visitors. There are two outs ajid two men on bases. Things fire looking pretty bad for the home team, and there is a deep undercur rent of excitement. Then Casey comes to the bat and at a critical point lines out a home run and turns defeat into victory. Instantly the sober, dignified Mr. Brown leaps to his feet, yelling like a madman. He is another Brown an emotional Mr. Brown. He hugs e!l of his neighbors that he can get his arms around. He puts his silk hat on the end of his umbrella and waves it frantically. Two hours later he is sitting quietly in his home giving non committal answers to the questions of his children. Why did Brown act so at the ball game? Prof. Vincent then told of the po litical rally. There is a brass band and a big audience has gathered in expectation of hearing the great spell binder. The committee on applause has been stationed in various parts of tiie great hall to provide for the spontaneous uprising of the people. "If J-ou want to have a spontaneous uprising of the people arrive on sched ule time," said the lecturer, "you must provide for it in advance." At the proper moment the band commence to play a lively air and three figures appear at one of the watching. One of them is the great j spellbinder. The committee on ap- 9 Tiiansp t;tkes its cue and starts a "ereat 1.' ovation." The people applaud wildly. At a missionary convention at Old Orchard. Me., once a crowd of people who had an average tisrht hand on their pocketbooks. after hearing an address by a returned missionary, gave $70,000 for missions. Men took watches from their pockets and women stripped their fingers of rings and threw them on the collection plates. Up at Chicago an audience -of 3,000 women ga zhered to hear Paderewski. They were held spellbound by the mu sic and refused to let the great pianist go until some men came in and took the piano out bodily. Prof. Vincent told these incidents in detail as illustrating what a crowd will sometimes do when acting In unison. He referred to historical events the irusades and like events. He told of ,the Jumbo craze in London when the late Mr. Barnum worked the London press fo,r some free advertising about Jumbo Bnd for ten days London went wild over Jumbo. Pictures of Jumbo 1 11 were everywhere. One minister preach- j ft ed a. sermon on Jumbo. Children were ' I j Trained after him, and 1,200 boxes of buns were sent to the big elephant with personal letters. Kvery rrowd is not a psychological crowd. Prof. Vincent said. A psycholog ical crowd has four characteristics: tn it there is concentration of atten tion, each person is off guard as to his individuality, the central atti'Jjde to wards life disappears, and the psycho logical crowd is "suggestible" capable of receiving suggestions. The lecturere told of an experiment rnade by a psychologist in which a young man was hypnotised and told that when a person entered the room lie would rise, strike a match and light the gas. Then he was awakened from bin hypnosis, and the subject and hyp notist conversed together. The subject had no recollection of anything that had been told him. Rut the minute that a person entered the room he arose and lighted the gas, although the room was Already lighted. When asked why he did it he sheepishly said he did not know, but that the idea just came into his mind to do it. A second and third time the same impression came to him -when persons entered the room. This, Prof. Vincent explained, is sup rosed to be the lower self asserting it self over the higher self of the dual Xersonality. He then elaborated on the arts of the spellbinder, telling how the .patent medicine vendor on the street corner describes certain symptoms un til 30 out of 50 men in his audience will put their hands to their backs to feel the pain. "I've done it myself." said Prof. Vincent. The political meeting was again described and how the spell binder works on his audience, mingling ynecdote with argument, and driving home the arguments he is making with out seeming to do so. The next day the Fame ideas occur to the man who was In the audience. and he thinks he thought it out himself. Here and there the Ieciurer threw out stories to the audience last night, and the audience rose to the bait every time. la closing Prof. Vincent said that the SPRING ( ef M 5 r r rcjs MILLMEMY 1 We're going to open the eves of hun dreds of Topeka women in this sale of Spring Millinery. We are going tp show these women that this Jones store is the Spring hats. We can give them the very newest styles at mucn less tnan tney would pay at any other store. Tomorrow will be the second day of this opening sale: We have some rattling big bargains to sell tomorrow. There will be hats worth up to $3 we shall sell at 75c and hats worth up to $3.50 that we will sell at 98c. Besides that there will be trimmings of all sorts in all the new styles at prices so much lower than what single line millinery stores ask that you might thing there was a difference in the quality, but there isn't. We have goods here of the right kind, the right style and the right quality, and at the right prices. If you didn't attend this opening sale today, be sure to come to morrow. Now read of the big bargains that will be on sale. i ne press faooas Do you fully realize the advantages of this sale in Spring Wool Goods, Silk Goods, and Cottcn Fabrics ? Think about it this way : Here it is only three weeks until Easter, and the prime time to buy dress materials out of which shall be fashioned the nsw Easter Costumes. This store with it3 usual seasonable and thorough way of doing things, is. holding a big sale of Spring Dress Fabrics. In fact, this is the biggest sale we ever held, and we are offering the biggest bargains you ever saw. We want you to read of the values we shall have on sale tomorrow of the savings to be real ize by taking advantage of these special offerings. This Dress Goods sale was started this morning it will be continued tomorrow and Saturday these are the values for tomorrow. HABUTAI SILK 36 inches wide a quality that other stores would sell at 75c for this reason this Jap. silk because of its sheer, washable quality, will be the most popular material for Spring shirt waists, and other stores are mak ing a strong effort to get a high profit. Our marked price is 59c we are going to sell this silk special Friday at, per A fi yard 4uC Women's and Misses' Hats, 75c Trimmed and street styles made of soft Jap braids. trimmed with chiffon ribbons, ornaments and feath ers a big assortment of styles and colors in this lot hats that we wouldn t attempt to make in our own workroom for less than $3. will be on sale tomorrow at, each Women's flats, 98c Hand-made over wire frames it's hard to be lieve that we're going to 75c sell hand-made hats tomorrow at 98c. Some of these have chiffon brim and braid crowns others are trimmed with allover lace there a big assort ment of styles all colors hats that are yvorth $3.50 will be on on fjOn sale Friday, each UOu Wire Frames, 19c These are made of silk wire in the very newest styles, both white and black they sell regularly at 29c special price for this opening sale Friday will be, each 18c Rose Foliage, 15c An extra large bunch of Imported Rose Foliage leaves in natural green we sell regularly at 25c- special price for the sale tomorrow will be, per bunch SilK Braid, 6c This comes in four styles it is a very popular quality of silk braid yvith fancy edge and draw-string sells at 10c and 15c regularly will be sold Friday at, per yard 15c 6c Crepe dc Chine, 49c A quality that you cannot buy reg ularly at any store .for less than 75c will be sold in this great sale Friday at per yard 4 9c. This is a fine fabric a silk that makes handsome waists -24 inches wide comes in all dainty colors, including black. Remember that this 75c crepe de chine 4Q. will be sold Friday, yard XtW Pcaux dc Cygnc, 59c This is a very rich finish silk it's 20 inches wide comes in a full range of colors it's as good as some stores would make you pay 75c yard for will be on sale Friday at, CQ per yard f UUlS Suiting SilKs, 49c These are 19-inch silks figure pat terns in two-tone effects dominating colors are brown, blue, red and green rich full shades any other store would charge you 65c for this same quality silk our price Fri- fQr day will be, yard ZU Arundel Stripes, 10c This is a strong, washable fable comes in very pretty stripe patterns for shirt waists and summer dresses light colorings 28 and 30- (gi Inch widths at, per yard 1 IO Milan Batiste, 9c Figure and flower patterns all dis tinctly new there's a large variety in the lot these are materials that you make shirt waists of they re very special values at, yard Satsuma Pongee, 7c This is a soft mercerized finish cloth it; comes in refreshing Spring pat terns. Rich full shadings a material that is 27 inches wide a material that is worth 10c a yard will be on sale Friday at, per 7lAf yard Mohair Luster, 19c This is a strictly new fabric It Is an all-cotton material made of hard twisted yarn that gives it weight and a finish like mohair. Comes in very distinctive patterns, such as browns, grays and blues. It's 28 Inches wide the regular seling price Is 25c price for Friday will 1 An be IVfb FLORENTINE BATISTE a sheer wash material in all the new Spring patterns 2 8 inches wide stripe and figure effects. Our reg ular selling price on this is 6c a yard we have a whole case of it we want to sell these three days at 3c a yard. We shall only sell 12 yards to each customer, because we haven't quantity enough to go around if we sell more in this big three days' sale of Spring dress fabrics we will sell this be Florentine Batiste at, yard 3c Mercerized Sateens, 10c 10c 9c These are in short lengths 3 6 inches wide black and colors the same quality sells off the full bolts at 25c per yard will be in this sale tomorrow at, per yard Taileta SilK, 49c This is a splendid quality silk full 19 inches wide comes in cream and black colors we don't believe there's another store in Topeka. selling equally satisfactory silk at this low price. Judging by other people's price, we can truthfully say this is' worth' 65c our price FRENCH SEROE a material that is exceedingly popular for Spring. This is a very rich navy blue shade it's 4 5 inches wide the marked selling price is 75c the special price Friday C A will be, per yard DUG Carmen Crepe, 25c This is a part wool material but such a soft, sheer fayrlc and looks and feels so much like pure wool that nine cases out of ten the fact wouldn't be discovered that it is only part wool 36 inches wide, and comes in full range of colors it's a wavy weave characteristic cf all crepe ma terials. These will be on sale O f f Friday at, per yard UJJ Mohairs, 49c 49c We consider this quality very cheap at 59c yard the Kansas City store bought 50 bolts at one time and. for that reason they bought this material so it could profitably be sold at 4 9c yard. Comes in black and brown colors it's 42 inches wide fine lus trous finish remember that this mo hair brilliantine is worth 59c at the least that it will be sold yf (5a Friday at, per yard SJW Mohair ChecKs, 39c These are light colored mohair checks the "Avenue" stores make you pay 50c for them you couldn't expect to buy equally good fabrics for less. In this same lot will be checked mannish suitings in the very new patterns good weight and good colors for Spring suits each of these materials are 38 inches wide and both 50c bargains this special sale pric, yard 39c SHEER INDIA LINO 27 in. wide a material that you would pay 6c yard for in other stores will be sold special Friday at, per yard 4C TFiilFPr APIP Btiik ill 'in imiI ii'- ii fiiMifl JL' iial HE . I PAY Mm UIMS Embroideries, 8c Tou remember that we held a sale a few weeks ago of short lengths of embroideries. We sold embroideries at 10c that were worth up to 19c and embroideries at 8c that were yvorth up to oc. We have sold nearly all of these embroideries we are going to finish selling them tomorrow. Both edges and insertions yvidths up to 8 inches values in the lot up to 15c a yard will be closed out Rem- Qf nant day at your c!iice Qj Women's Aiuslin Drawers, 98 c We are going to sell these so cheap tomorrow because they're slightly soiled and rumpled made of fine cambric and nainsook yvith India Linon ruffles trimmed with very beautiful lace and embroidery they yvere formerly priced at Sl.oO yy-lll be sold Remnant day at, per pair 98c Men's Shoes, $1.59 f 1 yA broken lot of men's shoes of kid K and calf f;tock there are S2.50 and fU $3 values in this lot not all sizes of anv one Kina plain ana cap loe vour choice of the lot to- ! morrow, pair S1.59 Women's Belt Hose Supporters These are the Francis belt hose supporters they come in all colors they were made to sell at 15c we want to close the assortment out tomorrow at, pair 10c I Skirt Binding Per yard, 1c Velveteen and corduroy skirt bind ing all colors- no black or white this is the skirt binding that sells reg ularly at F.c a yard yve have an un usually large quantity- of it. We bought it very cheap "we have been selling it very cheap going to finish selling the lot tomorrow at, per t 1C Men's Regular $1 Overalls, 59c These are called Pantaloon Over alls made of 9-ounce blue and drab denim they have canvas bottoms also set-in pockets they're called pantaloon overalls because they are perfect fitting like pants regular Jl garments yve haven't many pairs left going vo close them out Remnant day at, per pair 59c Men's Suspenders 25c kinds, 19c These are odds and ends from our regular stock the only reason we have for selling them at this cut price is because no stock looks invit ing when it is full of broken lines. Consequently we want to get our good cash out of these odds and ends in men's suspenders, so it can be used in buying complete lines these are made of good web, fitted with buckles kid, mohair, or cantab ends the regular 25c kinds tomor Children's 15c StocKings, 10c This is a broken line that we want to close out Remnant day sizes up to 7 goo quality .black ribbed stock ings they are serviceable marked to sell at 15c will be priced Rem nant day to close the lot out, pair 10c 19c Women's Lisle Gloves, 19c These come in dropstitch patterns drabs and tans odd lines we have all sizes in the lot, but not all sizes in any one style regular price of these gloves is 25c we shall 1 nn sell them tomorrow at, pair g Hj Sewing Silk 9c spools 5c This -is an odd lot of sewing silk. The colors are slow filing. Included in the lot are such brands as Corti celli and another equally as well known brand full 100-yard spools we haven't a big lot of this seyying silk remember the color you want may be in the lot the price in everv store in the land is 8c a spool price tomorrow in tms Remnant day sale will be, per spool 5c Women's Shoes, 98c We have these kid shoes in sizes 3 and 3 s only plain toes lace style single soles medium loyv heel they're extra good $1.50 values, but to close out this small broken lot to morrow we have made the price, per pair 98c Garter Lengths of Elastic, 7c Fancy frilled elastic that sells in regular stock at 12 Mc by the yard comes in black, yelloyv, blue, red. pink and lavender colors we are going to sell garter lengths of this elastic f7rt tomorrow for w Women's Union Suits, 39c Silver and ecru they're taped and trimmed with fancy stitching button down front both sleeveless and with long sleeves come in small sizes only regular price . was 50c Qfjo price Remnant day will be UUw Embroidery Silk Per sKein, 1c This is the last part of the big lot we had on sale a month or two ago at 2c per skein. The reason we're selling this embroidery silk so cheap in the first place, is because we bought, it cheap the assortment con tains colors that were sloyv selling they're good, clean silks our regular price for this same quality embroidery silk in regular stock is 4c we shall close this out tomorrow at, per skein 1 j Children's Suits Worth $1.50 for 98c Three-piece suits, in ages 3 to 7 years there are only 15 of these they should sell by noon at this price worth $1.50 good, strong, service able suits 3-piece style re member the price tomorrow 98c Japanned Trays 12 inches long regularly 10c- small lot to close out tomorrow, Remnant day, at each 5c Shoe Tacks size iron they're the 5c boxes yvill be on sale to- morroyv. Remnant day, per box regular 2C Boys' Waists, 18c These are percale waists they're odds and ends from our regular stock there are some Mother s Friend waists among them sizes up to 15 years values up to 50c Remnant day as long as the lot lasts, they will be priced, each 18c $1 Corsets, 50c These are the Henderson corset probably you knoyv their excellent qualities both medium and short lengths come in black, drab and pink the line of sizes is broken go ing to sell these at half price tomor. royv because we don't intend to keep them in stock regularly selling price yvas $1 price Remnant day Rflo will be UUlf Men's Medium Weight Underwear Derby ribbed shirts and drawers in medium dark colors these are close fitting garments they were regularly sold at 50c we want to' finish selling the line tomorrow they will be priced at, per garment 38c Clothes PacKs The kind to hang on the wall they have 12 feet of drying space handy racks for children s clothing, tea towels, etc. Our regular price is 25c tomorrow in the Remnant day sale they will be, each 19c Hinges, 2&c One lot of slightly rusted hinges? or loose pin butts 3x 31? size without screws they're good, how ever will be sold tomorrow, Olt Remnant day, at each Brushes, 19c Brushes for all kinds of uses they have long handles long bristles they're one of the handiest Drusnes to use in the home we have a quan tity of them that we are going to sell tomorrow cheap they're worth 25c, that's their regular price on flft sale tomorrow at, each I3U Glassware Remnants Small lot of cream pitchers about -pint size several different pat terns very neat, clear glass the price is 9c for this Remnant M sale ihey will be, each itlj TOOTHPICK HOLDERS or Match Holders fancy glass very pretty they're regularly priced at 5c tomor row to close them out, we will have them priced, each LARGE GLASS BERRY DISHES - the kind with stem dear glass they have glass lid they're priced at 3 9c we have too many of them, so we have made the price for tomorrow, each SMALLER SIZE BERRY DISH with stem, scalloped around the top priced at 22c will be spe- I Cp cial tomorrow at, each 1 U U 3c 25c Percale, 754c Broken lines of percales that sell regularly at 10c 32 to 36 inches Wi,le both light and dark color: will be closed out Remnant day at, per yard 7c Crochet SilK 25c spools, 15c Just a small lot of this it's the best crochet silk made the colors are good only a small quantity goes to morrow along with the other Rem nant day bargains at a cut price to sell quick 2oc spools for 15c i Umbrellas, 75c Both men's and women's umbrellas 26-inch size these have steel rods plain and fancy handles regular marked price is 98c it is an odd lot that we want to close out we shall sell them Remnant day at 75c Table DamasK, 35c This is 70 inches wide unbleached we're going to sell it at 35c tomor row because it is slightly soiled tne regular price is 45c for this Remnant day, per yard 35c Oil Cloth Remnants, 12&c We have a small lot of these rem nants in lengths up to 1 yards from the regular stock will be on sale tomorrow at, per yard 12c Laces, 5c 25c Saving on Infants' Shoes Infants' $1 shoes several styles to choose from made of fine vici kid both lace and buttons tyle hand sewed soles tomorrow you have a chanct to buy a pair of these regular Jl shoes for 75c Boys' Shoes, $1.35 I Boys' heavy shoes for rough wear g kangaroo calf stock they're seam less, which makes them extra service able soles are pegged unllned we have only sizes 5 and 5 V4 in this par ticular crrade thev will be priced to morrow instead of $1.75, the regular price, only $1.35 Boys' School Suits, $3.35 These come in ages 9 to 12 years 3-piece long pant style made of all wool Scotch mixtures, desirable colors worth $5 a suit yve want to finisn selling the line Remnant 0O OK day at tpxriW These are the same laces we had . . . i i -.j. rr - v. . on sale tne oiner uay &i. tucy wouldn't be better bargains if we gave them awav there are laces among! them that sold up to 25c regularly j serpentine laces in both blacK and I white we want to nnisn seinng tne lot Remnant day at, per yard U V Youths' Long Pant Suits, $1.79 Mail Orders Promptly Filled. Satisfaction or Your Money Back. Corner Sixth and Quincy, Topeka, Kansas. Banner Patterns, 10c and 15c Just think of a 3-pfeets long pant suit selling for only $1.(9. These suits are good, made of Spring weight worsteds ages, 8 to 15 years they're worth 13.50 yve have only 1J ot them tomorrow as long as the lot lasts, per suit $1.79 Child's Shoes, 98c Made of vici kid stock lace or but ton style light single soles strictly solid throughout there are not all sizes in this lot regular price is $1.19 special for this Remnant QQa day sale tomorrow, pair Juu P, influence of the average croyvd was downward and not upyvard. and that the people who accomplish things in the world, and yvho work for the world's advancement are those who resist the mind of the mob and refuse to act with Excursion to Kansas City. Santa Ye. Sunday, April 2. Round trip $1.25. Tickets at Royvley & Snow's and Santa Fe depot. Train leaves 8:30 a, m. Everybody Invited. CASINO TO BE REBUILT. Parquctte Will Be on Level With the Ground. New York, March 30. The old Casino theater, which was partly de stroyed by Are several weeks ago, is to be remodelled. A number of changes will be made in the recon struction that will remove the prin cipal objections the authorities had against the old theater. One of these will be the lowering of the parquette floor to trie street level. Also the old wooden stairways will be replaced by those of fire proof' con struction. The Casino caught fire several weeks ago while a rehearsal of Lillian Rus sell's company yvas in progress. State Journal 10c a week. Subway Roof Caves In. New York, March 30. Fireman Sam Lilly was killed and several other persons were injured by a cavein in the subway at the 168th street station, which was burned yesterday. Lilly and four others had been sent into the tunnel to wet down the smothering embers of the fire, when a portion of the roof fell upon them, crushing Lilly. The others were only slightly hurt Millionaire Must Go to Prison. San Francisco, March 30. Griffith J. Griffith, the Los Angeles millionaire, who several years ago attempted to kill his wife, must spend two years in state prison and pay a fine of $5,000, according to a decision of the state supreme court, which has affirmed the sentence of the lower court. Griffith gave a park of 3,000 acres to Los An geles and was named park commissioner. New Experiments With "Wireless." New experiments in wireless teleg raphy in connection with moving trains will be made this week at Pur due university. Past experiments have not teen successful, but new ap paratus has been made with which it is thouffht better results can be ob tained. Purdue university is situated close to long stretches of straight road on the Monon, Wabash and Erie, mak ing it an ideal place to experiment.