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All of the Profit
Thrown Away
To close out our entire line of
Meil'S ShOeS. We HaviTt Room for Them.
All $3.50 Shoes for $2.40
(The Famous Crawford Shoe).
All $2.50 Shoes for $1.85
All $2.00 Shoes for $1.40
Take Advantage of a Real Cut Price.
Slate Quarry Caves in Near
Granville New York.
President of the Company
Among the Dead.
Troy. N. Y., Oct. 6. Fourteen men
were killed today by a cave-In at the
Vermont Slate company's quarry
about two and one-half miles from
Granville. N. Y. Among the dead is J.
R. Williams, president of the company.
The others were Hungarian laborers.
Sixteen men were buried in the cave
In. David Cadwallader and Frazer
Queen, foremen of the quarry, were
rescued. The latter is expected to die.
Four bodies have been recoverd. The
residents of Granville and the neigh
boring country are helping in the work
of rescue.
Mr. Williams was a prominent citi
zen of Granville. He formerly was a
commercial traveler for the Uew York
Japanese silk store of E. P. Mason.
The cavein was such as occurs fre
quently in the quarries which abound
in southern Vermont but naturally
they happen in the night or give suf
ficient warning for all to escape. This
one caught a gane of men unawares
and they were almost instantly buried.
The material which rfell was' mostly
what was known as waste and several
tons comprised the great slide which
buried the men. Mr. Willims. president
of the company,, was on the pile when
it fell and was not buried deep, nor
was his body badly disfigured but he
was crushed internally.
Foreman Cadwallader was taken out
practically unhurt, but Foreman Fra
zer Queen was probably fatally hurt.
The rest of those buried were Hun
garian laborers. It Is thought none of
them can be alive. A large force of
men from the vicinity and from neigh
boring quarries was quickly on the
scene and began digging for the
Government Will Take Action in St.
Louis Bridge Matter.
Washington, Oct. 6. Upon leaving the
White House today after the session of
the cabinet Attorney General Moody
4 "It was determined by the president
that upon the complaint pending in
the department of justice against the
monopolization oi the bridges and the
ferry across the Mississippi into St.
Louis appropriate action should be be
gun by the attorney general."
Corner Stone of New Building to Be
Laid Tomorrow.
At 4 o'clock on Saturday afternoon
the cornerstone to the new Young
Men's Christian Association building
Our School Suits
from $5.00.
Watch Us Grow. Watch Our Business Methods Win.
Robinson, Marshall & Co.
703 Kansas Ave. Ind. 'Phone 22 Security Building. '
at the corner of Ninth and Jackson
streets will be laid.
The following programme has been
prepared for the event:
Chairman J. B. Larimer
Hymn "The King's Business
(Audience) Led by Mr. Allen
Twenty-third Psalm Audience
Led by Dr. Granstaff.
Invocation Dr. Henry Ostrom
Song Fred Butler
Address Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman
Address Gov. E. W. Hoch
Laylnc of the cornerstone.
Benediction Dr. S. A.Toy
no yellowTever.
'The Kansas Quarantine Is Raised
The state board of health today is
sued an order declaring that on Oc
tober 7 the Kansas yellow fever quar
antine which has been in effect against
southern states will be raised.
The order sets forth that the report
of the government health authorities
and the near approach of the time
wheh frost is due in Kansas, has con
vinced the board that quarantine in
this state is no longer essential. The
quarantine has been to a great extent
a formel matter, Missouri and Kansas
joining in an order requiring that all
persons coming from infected districts
be provided with a clean bill of health
signed by the proper medical authori
North side Oil oCmpany Closes Its
The Northern Shawnee Development
company disbanded today after spend
ing $9,000 in makins two unsuccessful
attempts to find oil or gas in Sheorey,
north of North Tcpeka.
One well was sunk on the farm of
T. D. Joseph, 1,628 fryT in depth. The
drillers stated that tins is the deesest
hole in Kansas made by oil or gas
prospectors. The other place was on
the farm of J. H. Skinner, the nursery
man, where a depth of 1,000 feet was
The hole on the Joseph farm has
made considerable trouble during the
past two months. Salt water In such
large quantity was struck that it
gushed out of the opening and threat
ened to damage considerable of the
surrounding land. After some hard
work the drillers managed to plug it
up, and no more difficulty is anticipa
ted. Saltwater was also found in
copious quantities on the Skinner
farm, in conjunction with a quality of
sand which men versed in the gas
business say is one of the best signs.
The Northern Shawnee company
w-as organized in February. 1903, a few
months before the bis: flood. The work
of drilling has been kept up, with in
termissions, until the people who were
interested felt that the test was suf
ficient to prove that no gas could be
found at those places.
Wichita and Return, 94.65, Santa Fe.
Southern Kansas fair. Tickets on
sale October 7th to 14th. Final limit
returning October 16th.
for boys, ages from 7 to 16
should be seen by every par- J
ent who has school boys to
clothe. The garments are
splendidly made and the
pice $2.50
and we assure you that the
values are better than self
styled bargain offer special
at $3.95 said to be reduced
Evidence in the Legislative In
surance Investigation
Shows That N. Y. Life Officers'
Relatives Were Cared For.
Says Large Rewards Are Paid
for Large Achievements.
Expenses Were Over Sixteen
Millions Last Year.
New York, Oct. 6. Robert McCurdy,
general manager of the Mutual Life
Insurance company, was again a wit
ness today in the insurance investiga
tion. He w-ent on the'stand immedi
ate after Cornelius C. White, an au
ditor of the New York Life Insurance
company, had left it, after making a
correction in his testimony relative to
the $75,000 payments to Andrew Ham
ilton in 1904. He said that the $141.
077 received by Hamilton in 1904 in
cluded the $75,000 which was ehargsd
to state taxes.
Mr. McCurdy said that the propor
tion of his commission on the foreign
business paid to C. H. Raymond, after
he left the firm of C. H. Raymond &
Co.. would be presented In a statement
now being typewritten.
The salaries of the Mutual Life In
surance company's office, witness snid,
were fixed by the finance committee.
He did not know the, salary of the
president nor did he know tha; any
body did besides the presidenr. He
did not know that the finance commis
sion ever fixed ihe president's salai-y.
Witness said he, as general manager,
made all contracts with general agents.
The general agents on the same plan
as C. H. Raymond & Co., nurnbi-r
seven in the United States, two in
Canada and one in Mexico. All the
foreign agents are general agents.
There are seventy-five salaries agents
aside from those who, besides salary,
receive commissions on first year's
premiums, tout no renewals. The
highest salary paid to these is $10,000
paid to the general agent at Chicago.
Witness then detailed the changing
of the agency system from that of gen
eral agencies with commissions like
the Raymond firm to that of salaried
agents. The reason for these changes,
he said was that the new system was
more economical to the company, pro
ductive of more business and easier to
Raymond Firm Excepted.
When a general agency is changed
to a salaried agency the renewal com
missions called for in the contracts :
under a general agency are still paid
to the salaried agent. The Raymond
firm was not changed to a salaried ;
agency because the contract with C.
H. Raymond & Co., which expired in
1904, was continued by the witness
through 1905. So far as he knew
there was no reason why this agency
should not have been changed to a
salaried agency In 1900. He was not
general manager then and was not
familiar with the affairs of the com
pany at that time. The witness' rea
son for extending the contract through
1905 was because of the fact that in
the previous years the firm had been
writing $7,000,000 insurance a year.
The firm had six branch offices and
he wanted in competition with the
New York Life and Equitable to con
tinue to establish branch offices. He
figured the cost would be $150,000,
and he could not very well ask the
Raymond firm to put up that money
when they had but a year's contract.
He therefore entered into an agree
ment to have the Mutual Life pay this
expense and guarantee the Raymond
firm $17,000,000 business. The firm
was then receiving 87 per' cent, of
its first year's premiums.
Subsequently this was raised to 96
per cent, of the first year premium.
In consideration of the firm allowing
certain concessions to the company in
developing the agency business with
the expectation of converting this
agency to a salaried one at the end
of 1905, he extended the contract.
Witness said there is a constnnt effort
to reduce expenses, but to reduce ex
penses is usually to reduce the busi
ness. In making the contract with Ray
mond & Co. witness said he had not
the faintest idea what Mr. Thebaud
was getting from the business." The
general agency system, he said, has
built up the life insurance business.
Pays Large Rewards.
"It has paid large rewards for large
achievements," he said.
Continuing, witness said that until
he saw a statement two months ago he
did not know what the division between
Mr. Thebaud and Mr. Raymond was.
"This large reward for large achieve
ments." said Mr. McCurdy. "has built
up railways and all other business and
it justifies us in adopting such a sys
tem." Witness did not know what general
agencies of. the New York Life Insur
ance or of the Equitable society re
ceived as much as C. H. Raymond &
Co., but said that the agents that write
the business get just as large premiums
in other companies as in the Mutual
Life Insurance company.
Witness said that last year the Mu
tual Life Insurance company wrote $26,
000,000 worth of business more than in
the previous year and the expenses were
reduced at a ratio of 2 per cent. The
total receipts for 1904 were $81,002,984
and the total expenses $16,898,456. The
usual ratio of expense was estimated at
about 25 per cent. It was the impres
sion of the witness that the general
agency in Texas received as high com
pensation as C. H. Raymond & Co.
Higher commissions were allowed In
New York and Texas than anywhere
else because It cost more to get the bus
iness. "Don't you think you could get Mr.
Thebaud's services for $100,000?" Mr.
Hughes asked.
"I suppose so if he didn't have a
contract." .
"Don't you think you could get them
for $50,000 instead of $147,000 that he
secured from Raymond & Co., last
year," Mr. Hushes continued.
"I am not sure of that," witness re
plied. It was brought out that George
A. Raymond, a brother of Charles H.
Raymond, was the general agent for
New Jersey.
Howard Lewis, of Albany, the gen
eral agent for northern New York,
witness said, he believed was a cousin
or second cousin of either Vice Presi
dent Robert A. Grannis or Mrs. Gran
jii. Dr. Elias J. Moss, the medical direc
tor, married a sister of President Mc
Curdy. Witness said he did not know
the salarj' he received.
D. Stuyvesant Pillot. who is an in
spector of risks, is a cousin of Louis
A. Thebaud. G. W. White, secretary
of the company is no direct relation to
any of the other officers, but there was
laughter in the committee room when
Boys' Shoes worth 53.00 and
$2.00 for $1.25
39c buys Boys' Wool Sweat
ers worth $1.00.
50c buys $1.00 Knee Pants.
Mr. McCurdy stated that Mrs. White
was a niece of Mrs. Grannis, wife of
Vice President Grannis. ,
W. C. T. C. Protests Against Selling
Services to Jointists.
Final sessions of the twenty-seventh
annual convention of the Kansas
Wowman's Christian Temperance
Union were held this morning and
afternoon at the First Baptist church.
Most of the morning session was de
voted to a discussion and adoption of
resolutions. There were twenty of
these and they were prepared by a
committee consisting of Minnie John
son Grinstead, chairman, Fannie Hoi
singer, secretary. Jennie Veary. Jennie
M. Young, Susan S. Resing, Viola
Noyes, Sarah K. Miller and Mrs. Mc
Reynolds. Onlv one of the resolutions was dis
cussed at any length and that was the
one imploring that no woman give her
signature to petitions for druggists'
permits. Several of the delegates
thought that such a resolution would
be unfair to women who might be
asked to sign for permits for honest
The resolutions are lengthy but they
are explicit on some of the present day
problems. Here are interesting ex-
"We resolve that the Bible should
be read in the publis schools, that the
children mav become familiar with its
beautiful truths and learn to revere its
sacred pages.
"Since the habit of cigarette smoking
is becoming so
larmingly prevalent '
among girls as well as boys, we there- I
fore, declare for a more rigid enforce- i
ment of the anti-cigarette law.
"We belle'e that this organziation
should carry on a vigorous campaign
of petition work with the United States j
congress, to discontinue the practice of j
ionintr federal licenses to individuals ,
r. eii Honors in prohibition territory.
"Whereas, that certain capable at- j
tornevs of our state are selling their .
talents in defense ot jointkeepers,
therefore, be it. resolved, that we de-
clare against such abuse of law and
pledge, our most earnest support to ,
lawyers wnose nonor is a. ijiuictumi ,
character. .
"Realizing that Kansas is swamp
ed" with the drug store "nuisance
and that it is so difficult to discrimin
ate between honest and dishonest
druggists, therefore, be it resolved, that
we earnestly pray that no woman In
Kansas will give her signature to peti
tions for druggists' permits.
"We commend Governor Hoch in the
effort he is making for law enforce
ment and we pray that he may not be
thwarted In his noDie purposes, uj
ruling politicians, but that he may un-
swervingly maintain his position as the
loyal governor of our great state, by I
strengthening the weak places and
establishing a precedent in official life
tht every other officer may strive to !
mni:iip and that he may prove him- ;
self to be the best governor Kansas has
ever had."
Muller Brothers. hoop rollers. In
their turn at the Star theater are at
tracting more than passing notice. The,ir
turn is an exceedingly clever one and
one that seems to make a great hit with
the audience. Tommy West, the "Pre
cocious Boy," and his canine pet cause
roars of laughter at every porformanee.
Manager Hegan of the Novelty theater
reports an extra heavy sale of seats this
week. In fact the sale has been so heavy
that he has found it necessary to have
5.000 tickets printed. These were all
sold in the Topeka Cash Dry . Goods
store and will be given away to their
customers free with every purchase
made, whether it is one cent or more.
Manager Hegan of the Novelty the
ater Is supplying the Wichita Pure
Food show with attractions for their
carnival next week.
Every Mother
that has a boy
should bring
him to ovr
$6.00 Suits,
$5.00 Suits,
$4.00 Suits,
and $3.00 Suits
Remember first choice
is always the best.
Your Choice
PslSWe have all sizes.
M Mm Mr
Anna Eva Fay Makes One Heart
Wednesday night a young lady liv
ing near Washburn college asked Miss
Anna Eva Fay to locate a pearl ring
I that had either been stolen or lost in
the spring. The inquirer explained
I that the ring had mysteriously dis
appeared and a trusted servant had
been discharged as a result.
Miss Fay told the lady to begin a
diligent search near a water spigot on
the front lawn, where would surely
be found the ring, after which an
apology should be given the suspected
servant. "Now if you want to accuse
anyone, take a whip to your little
black and tan, because I think he had
a hand, in losing your ring."
Following these directions the lady
found the ring hidden just beneath
the surface near the spigot, and as
she said afterwards, "there can be no
doubt but that 'Pert' (the dog) car
ried the. ring into the yard."
Miss Fay will give a ladies' matinee
at the Crawford tomorrow afternoon
and her present engagement at this
theater will be brought to a close that
Reckless Disregard for Public Safety
at the Crawford.
The doors to the main exit on the ;
parquet floor of the Crawford opera
house were locked tight last evening
while the interior of the theater,
parquet included, was filled with hu-
manity who were in attendance upon
tne evangelists' meeting. What would
ilave happed to that crowd had a fire
broken out could have been imagined,
Thp nerson who succeeded in getting
; the face of such conditions
WOuld certainlv have to possess her-
cuean strength.
A man in the audience, Robert
Ryl.nP wy,en his attention was called '
tQ tne fact tnat tne majn exit doors I
were fastened, got up and protested.
He to a represents. tve ot tne me
ater management: I am not going
to stay in here with those doors
locked. I was In that Iroquois theater
when it burned, and I am not going
to stav here with the doors locked. '
Upon his protestations the doors were j
finallv unfastened and Byrne walked
out. ,
Doctor Held on Suspicion Is Suffering
From aSme Drug.
St. Louis. Oct. 6. Dr. Oliver B. Hart
is under police surveillance in Chicago
in connection with death by morphine
of Irene Klotkow, 10 year old, and is
reported dying himself from the effects
of morphine. He is the son of A. B.
Hart, reputed millionaire real estate
C3. I . t-t- TJor D 1 voarq
old. He formerly was prominent in
society here.
Two Spark Casses Appealed
d to
Todav the Rock Island appeale
the supreme court two engine spark
cases. In one the Lost Springs lodge
of Odd Fellows, in Marion county, se
cured a judgment for $124 and $50
attorney fees for damage done in their
cemetery tract by a fire started by en
gine sparks. In Thomas county A. H.
Willis had a number of buildings on
his farm burned by a fire oiinating
from engine sparks, and secured a
verdict of $475 and $100 attorney fees.
The railroad company appeals both
There were 1R7 people In the
pany, all living In Topeka. They
about $8,000 in the venture. The drill-
ing outnie were sola tne otner aay anu
MM. Mwtl
netted about $800. D. J. Hathaway was
president of the concern, Archie
Baird, vice president and H-. C. Buck
ner, secretary.
Wins a Point in Famous Olathe Elec
tion Case.
Without leaving the bench, the jus
tices of the supreme court this morning
sustained the objection to the filing of
Glover's supplemental answer in the
Olathe election case. This Is a decided
victory for F. R. Ogg andJiis ticket in
their fight to get possession of the city
Mr. Glover and his faction claimed
that the attorneys for Ogg came to
Topeka and were allowed by the clerks
of the supreme court to inspect and
handle the original ballots in dispute,
which were filed' unsealed by the spec
ial master who took the testimony.
Glover's attorneys asserted that the
suspicion was thus raised, that the bal
lots had been tampered with, and they
asked to file their supplemental petition
making this an issue in the case.
The justice of the court, after hearing
extended arguments on both sides this
morning, decided that the points raised
in the supplemental answer were not
properly a part of the pleadings; that
it is now too late to inject this affair
into the case, and that if anything is to
be done to the attorneys for Ogg for
looking at the ballots, it will have to be
done ina separate proceeding.
The case -will now come up for hearing
on trie evidence as containea in tne
report of Judge Smart, th especial mas
ter. Indications are that Ogg will win
the fight, though even if all the 127 bal
lots which were rejected because of a
cross in the circle above Ogg's name,
are counted by the supreme court. It
will give Ogg only 1 majority. Ogg
claims, however, that many of the hal
lots counted for Glover will be found to
be irregular.
The funeral of Mrs. Peter ileVicar
was held at 3 o'clock this afternoon
from the residence on the camnus of
Washburn college. The interment was
in Topeka cemetery. The services were
conducted by Dr. F. L. Hayes, assisted
by Rev. C. M.f Sheldon. The pall
bearers 'were A B. whiting. J. F. Grif
A. M.
Hvde. D. Li. McEachron, C.
F. D. Merriam. E. D. Mc-
A. Ma SAW. The honorary
rs were J. T. Lovewell and L.
D. Whlttemore.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to extend our heartfelt
thanks to our friends and neighbors
for the deep sympathy and kindness
expressed during the last illness of our
beloved father. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C.
Hightouer, 2200 Madison street,
Wichita and Return. $4.05, Santa Fe.
Southern Kansas lair. tickets on
, -71. . 7 4,1, Flnol 1 i . t .
sale uiuuri tin t-u j-w.. nuiu
returning October 16th
New York Stocks.
Wall St., New York, Oct. 6. STOCKK
I OpcninB prices were lower than last nigt
with th" rxreption of a few of ffe special
ties. Including tne iron and steel indus
trials Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault
Ste. Marie rose 2 points and Sugar
point. Canadian Pacific. United States
Rubber and General Electric fell about a
point and Rubber Goods point.
Tjnevenness of the monetary conditions
continued to be the dominant factor in
the market and there was an early renew
al of speculative liquidation on this ac
count. Selling was on an extensive scale
In the IcarlinK railroads and specialties
and they weakened to about the samp ex
tent. 1'nited States Rubber yielded 2Vi
points. Northern Pcitfc 2 points anl S.
Paul. Southern Pacific.Dela ware and Hud
son, L. and N.. Cnion Pacific. Pennsylva
nia Smeltine. Brooklyn Rapid Transit.
Twin City Rapid Transit, North Ameri-
can. Republic Steel preferrr
a no L . s.
Realty 1 to IV points.
Mothers please
bring your
boys early
3 trunks full of Boys' Caps
at 5c
Boys' Work Shirts worth
35c 19c
xjujo a ci i iitita w ui til ox.UU
and $1.00, Saturday 50c
On every
bos. 25c
Higher Prices at Liverpool Make
Wheat Firm.
Sentiment in the Corn Pit Is
Chicago, Oct. .-WHEAT-Higher prices
at Liverpool caused firmness in the wheat
market here today. December opened yti(t
c to c higher, a 84c 6 84(&,85c. After
touching S5c the price settled back to 84c.
Minneapolis, Duluth and Chicago reported
receipts o ill'.) cars, against 927 cars a year
ago. -
On aggressive demand from commission
houses Decembei adavneed to S54c. The
market closed strong, with December up
c, at 85&c.
CORN Sentiment in the corn pit was
bullish as a rtsult of small local receipts.
December opened unchanged to c higher,
at IVriii c, and sold up to Uc.
The market closed steady, with Decem
ber up c, at 44 c.
OA'tS Oats were in (tettve gt-.-u-fi de
mand for both spot and tutures. Decem
ber opened a shaue to av higher at
2S$i2ic. and sold tip to asc,
PKOVlStOKS Provisions "were steady,
but the volume of trading was extremely
light. January pork was up 2V4c, at $12.30.
1-ard and ring were unchanged, at Je.75fi
."Vz and $6.42ti respectievly.
WHEAT Casn: No. 2 red, 867c; No. 3
red, Slf(Sc; No. 2 hard, S4j88c; No. 3 hard,
82u!j5c: No. 1 northern. 87ijJS8c; No. 2 north
ern, h54S7c: No. 3 spring, 7i86c.
t'ORN-No. 2, 51c: No. 3, olVic.
iJ.Al Io. Z Ztft'tlVic: NO. 3. 270.
J69c; Dec, 6S'i:?r69c:May,
FLAX Cash: N.-W.. ti.o:
TIMOTHY March, $3.42.
CLOVER Cash : $12.75.
BAKL.KY Cash: 3lji?i52c.
W., 96c
Kansas City Live Stock Market.
Kansas City. Mo.. Oct. 6. CATTLE Re
ceints tnri:tv :i OTirt ,i inilt4nD rjir kj
of southerns. Market steady. Natica
steers. $4.0O(a5.PO; southern steers, $2 2a:
3.75: southern cows. $.75&2.60; native cows
and heifers. $1.76(f4.7o: stockers and feed
ers, 2.5''(4.23: bulls. 2.(KVf2.l: ralvra Ri.il
36.E5"; western steers
cnw v fwYs- 9t;
$2.754.50; western
HOGS Receipts today, 4,000 head. Mar
ket steady. Bulk of sales, $5.15ti5.22Vi
; pigs
and lights, 5.0Ofi5.20. .
...... ......... VJ . 1U,WU
15,r,K?t strong. Muttons. $i. 005.2$: lambs.
1 w-uwrn.m, i t
ewes, $4.0tuJ4.5O.
wethers, $4.505.25; fed
Chicago Uve Stock Market.
Chicago, Oct. 6. CATTLE Receipts to-
day. 30,000 head. Market steady to strong
. Beeves. $3.b&ti6.i6: cows and heifers, $1 4to)
-..uv, niuiivri.7 anKl iel7rH. 1 &fl 4.
aim, Krfm.ai; westerns, f3.Zbiii.X5
HOGS Receipts today. 1VM0 head
i ttet steady. Mixed antl butchers'
1 J,';?:tr ' T?vii -5.75: rough Heavy,
, 4.Po'5.20: light. $S.O5&5.70: nhn. Vt&k m:
bulk of salH, $5.20i5.(i5. " '
SHRKP-RecciDts todav. 10.000
Market steadv. She
t.90475.00: lambs;
ChlcnKo Produce Market
Chicago. III.. Oct. . BUTTER Market
rirem''uy; ,7,2f-Ho; dairy. 1H3,
1 inrliirl-! lSuAlflkn
At mark, cases
! Tf1EF;?T,ar'5rCt stra?- Daisies. HV4c
i...,,-. ,-4. . , umig .rtiiieiicas, nttc
POULTRY Alive nni.lf . j. 'K
keys, 16c: t hickens. WAr: mrtiwt lW-
Topckn Hide Market.
Tnrrb-s r-it
- Mil. o.
Prices paid In Topeka this week, based on
Yrtstnn f777rtt 7 t inn. t
tways.Karaysbr tne Fall Name
j axative gfrromo Quinine
.".ras a Cold in One Day, Crip in 2 Days

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