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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL. SUNDAY MORNING. ELKS BIG WEEK. There Will Be a Real Show for a Benefit. Best of Vaudeville Artists Have Been Engaged. NO PAINS NOR MONEY. Neither Has Been Spared to Se cure Good Attractions. Maude Rockwell, Prima Donna Heads the List. Strong attractions have been provided fbr the Blks week of vaudeville at the Auditorium commencing with Monday, November 27. The complete programme has been prepared under the direction of Mr. Ralph Brigham who was given carte blanche to engage the best vaudeville Joseph Callahan, Impersonator, to Be artists obtainable in Chicago and New York. The proceeds as in former events of this character will go to charity. The members of the local Elks lodge them selves usually have participated in these annual shows but this season none of the acts will smack of the am ateur and professionals alone will be featured. The members of the profession who are on the programme are however, Elks, and the entire affair from man agement to performers will still be kept uniquely within the membership of the lodge. One continuous week of vaudeville with matinees on Thanksgiving day and Saturday will constitute the offering. Eight features running through the full gamut of the serio comic will be pre sented, consisting of Maude Rockwell, prima donna, Neft and Miller, black Vunlap Hats There Is None Just as Good Third Order Just In WE ARE AGENTS On Kansas Avenue at 6si Mail Orders Filled Overcoats For Indian Summer For November Frosts For Bleak December For Winter's Wratb Everv new style, front knee length to heel length Our Special Hobbies Fit and Style SFE THE LIXE 'Clothes of Quality" I face comedians. Kelley and Adams, Ir ish comedy team, Joseph Callahan, Im personator, Green and Barton, comedy musical act. Kerns and Cole, dialect, Iler, Burk and McDonald, In trick work and finally, LaMonts' trained dogs, cats and monkeys. "I think that Topeka will appreciate what we have to offer," said Ralph Brigham. "We have secured some of the best talent, for we realize that we have to secure something good. Topeka audiences have been trained to the de gree where they won't take anything else The programme will run over about two hours and a half. Maude Rockwell yrho is known as the California nightingale has sung leading roles in both Grau's and Savage's opera companies. She has also appeared with Weber and Fields and on one occasion she assumed Lillian Russell's place for a period of five months while the latter was Incapacitat ed from filling her engagement. Miss Rockwell has a beautiful soprano voice and a good stage presence. "Neft and Miller are acrobats and eccentric dancers. They will do some black face comedy work. They are well known in the theatrical world. Chas. P. Kelley and May Adams do a well sus tained Irish comedy act. Joseph Calla- han whois known from coast to coast for his impersonations of famous per sonages has been booked. Mr. Callahan is the original impersonator and intro duced it to the public back In 1887 and 1888. He makes up right on the stae in the full presence of his audience and Seen at the Elks' show Next Week. duplicates to a delicate degree the fac ial appearance of President Roosevelt, Mark Twain, General Grant, Lincoln, Napoleon, the mikado, the czar of Rus sia, King Edward and others. Green and Barton will be featured in a comie musical act in which various musical instruments will of course be utilized. Arthur H. Kerns and Medora Cole will apear in a German dialect farce of a pleasing character. "The Clown's Trou bles," a trick house comedy, will be presented by Iler, Burk and McDonald. An interesting part of the programme will be La Mont's trained dogs, cats and monkeys. Twenty-five cents has been fixed as the price of admission to all parts of the Auditorium. NOT TILL JANUARY I. New Water Rates Will Not Go Into Effect at Once. The new schedule of water rates when finally adopted will not go into effect until the 1st of January, 1906. This was the decision arrived at last evening at a joint meeting of the board of waterworks trustees and the coun cil committee on waterworks. The be ginning of the quarter comes with the first of the year and it was decided that the new rates could be placed in service better at that time than any other. Beyond discussing the proposal of making a change from the proposed schedule in the classes included be tween the 75,000 gallon and 130,000 gallon per month consumers no ac tion was taken by the members of the waterworks committee. Councilman Simms who fights the advance which is proposed in those classes mentioned in the above introduced a new schedule covering the ground in the raise. The Simms schedule has been referred to the board of waterworks trustees and a final report on the schedule of rates will be made at the regular December meeting of the council. "If you will let us alone," said Frank Newland, chairman of the board, addressing Councilman Hughes, "we will run this waterworks depart- j ment and run it right. We are trying to run tms Just as we would our busi ness. I recommended a 40 cent minimum meter rate and I stand pat on it. We will run about $3,000 a year for a contingent fund. I don't know what you think about it in con nection with a $620,000 business but I think it pretty small. That sum has j to cover all accidents and incidental expenses." Hughes has been making ! : a ngnt to retain tne minimum meter j charge at 25 cents. "I have never found a city yet which was not charging either 5 0 cents or more, l think the minimum charge should be 50 cents. I guess you are standing out against every city in the country," said Simms in response to Hughes' reply that he was going to maintain his stand for a 25 cent minimum charge. It developed in the co'mmittee meet ing that the Edison company had given up its attempt to put in a water main from the plant to the river and will remain a customer of the city waterworks department. "They told me that it was too expensive to put in the mains." said Shaw. The right to lay this pipe line was one of the dis puted points in the granting of the new Edison franchise. The Edison company is the largest consumer that the city has, using upwards of 70,000 gallons a day. They are in a class by themselves and a rate will be upon for them after a consultation be tween the waterworks trustees and the management of the Edison com pany. , HITS HOCH HARD. Walter T. Mills, Socialist, Holds Governor lp to Ridicule. A Hold-up the Governor Will Probably Enjoy. SAYS NOT BEEN TRIED. Therefore Couldn't Be a Failure as Hoch Suggests. Calls on Governor to Explain His Statements. The next time that Governor Hoch in a message to the legislature defines his position In retard to some matter at issue ih Kansas he may not take a fling at the Socialists as he did in regard to the oil refinery measure passed last winter. Walter Thomas Mills, one of the world's foremost exponents of socialism, and the principal of the In ternational School of Social Economy of Chicago, uncorked the vials of his wrath on "Mister Hock," as he pro nounces and says it, in a speech on "Socialism and the Russian Revolu tion" before about 500 people at the Auditorium last night. Every time Mr. Mills fired a broadside into the gover nor the audience cheered Itself hoarse. The Socialists of Kansas evidently have good memories. "I should like to see Governor Hoch take a day off," said Mr. Mills, "and show the people, the people of Kansas and the world, why they do not have a right to own the railroads, the factories, the mines and the markets together which they have built up together. The next time that he says anything in his message to the legislature, or in a news paper interview, I wish some one would ask him to say which things in his judg ment should be collectively and private ly owned. I certainly should like to see his list. Socialism has not been tried yet, has not been used, is still unorgan ised, but still this great governor of Kansas announces that it has been a failure ail along the line. He has seen it work direful results, he declares. I would like to have the governor of Kan sas show us some of the parallels, and tell us about their evolution, of some of the exeat mechanical things which we have in this world today. I wish he would tell us about the relations of the boss and the hired man. I tell you right now that all the governors of all the states in all the world will have to recognize the force of Socialism, and among them will be Governor Hoch of Kansas. He don't know what it is. How can he attack it when it is still some thing that is to come. The other day a little girl got on the street car on which I was riding. 'How far, little girl?' some one asked her. 'I don't know,' was the reply. I made up my mind right there that she had been reading some of Hoch's speeches. We have not yet ar rived at the period of Socialism. It is something that we do not have yet. You cannot tell how far you are going until you know where you are going to. And this I say for the benefit of the governor of Kansas." Mr. Mills is a finished orator, scholar and student of political and economic affairs. On the tip of his tongue he has information that an ordinary library cannot contain, and what is more he knows how and when to use it. But above everything, he is a finished orator. He had the audience with him every inch of Che way last night. Every few minutes as his speech progressed he was in terrupted with the kind of sponta neous applause which -shows his au dience to be with him in sympathy. His forensic ability is the kind that draws spontaneous acclamation. He devoted the major share of h's speech to socialism, per se. . A paral lel between capitalism and socialism, their differences and points of oppo sition, was part of his theme. He touched up the Democratic party and the Republican party, bidding any of either faith in the audience to take long, last, lingering farewells of their creeds. The conditions in Russia were also taken up. He called the victims of Siberia and of all Slav mar tial law the "brothers" of the Amer ican socialist. After the lecture was finished he gave the audience the opportunity to ask him questions. Plenty were asked, most of them pertaining directly to the doctrine of socialism itself, con cerning particular workings of it. "There are two great contending forces in this world." said Mr. Mills, "socialism and capitalism. Socialism is a more rational and scientific method of holding and using railways, factories, mines and markets, and cease turning out paupers and mil lionaires as capitalism does. Both have three points. No stool can stand unless it has three legs. Socialism has three legs. Capitalism has three legs. The socialist does not want to destroy the stool, but wants to make the stool stronger. The three legs of capitalism are absolutely depenaent upon, one another. Here they are: Capitalism is private ownership by a part of the people of the things which all of the people must collectively produce for the means of life; second, capitalism is a private consumption by a part of the people of the things which all of the people produce; third, capitalism is the private appropriation by a part of the people of the wealth accumu lated and earned by all of the people. "In contradistinction, socialism has three legs and they tire tnese: So cialism believes 4n using together what all the people earn together; second, socialism believes that those who do the work together ought to manage the work together; third, so cialism believes that whatever the people produce together they should all own together. "Senator Hanna was right when he declared that one of the great com bats to come will be a rjattle between the Republicans and the Socialists. He came within one of telling the j ii ut.il, U.UU iiiai la ileal c 1 IULU Mil : - ticians usually come. The only party or persons that socialism can harm are the private robbers." Jim .Johnson's Queer Conduct. Representative Adamson of Georgia, while going to Washington one day not long ago, noticed a crowd around the depot at one of the stations on the Southern, down in North Carolina, and poked his head out of the window and asked of a negro: "Adam, what's the matter here?" "Jim Johnson's dead, sah," was the r.r.gwer. "Somebody shoot him?" "No,, sah; nobody done nuthin' to him; he jis died all to once unanimous ly. "Exchange. lllllillilHIIIIIIIHinilM W HAVE, 250 STOVELSl I NEW AND SECOND-HAND ONES They Must fie Sold This Month We Can't Carry Them Over. I We Need the Money and if yv .$hf stove si. we must sell it to you. When we say must that means we will, we can't help it. The price will do it. We don't need a H salesman to sell stoves at the price we will these 250. 1 Buy One of Them This Week We can "beat furnish your 320 Kas. Ave. H CARPETS, FURNITURE AND STOVES. iiin iiiiiiiiiiit iiiiiiifiifiiiiiiiiiueiiiiiiiiiiffiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiBiiiiffiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiiiifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifiiirif iiiiiiiifiiiiiiiiii' fifiiiiiiifffiiiiiiiifiiiiiiffijiiii unf SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS Kisses are not like the poems ' I drop through the editor's office door, For I like them as well "Returned with thanks" As "Accepted" with a request for more. C. H. L. Indications are that a spell of nasty weather is to visit the town. Clarence A. Conroe will erect a $1,700 dwelling on lots 556-58 Harrison street. John Smith, Governor Hoch's private secretary, is spending Sunday at his home in Marion. The lid seems to be fitting some bet ter during the last few days if reports are to be believed. The programmes for the annual meet ing of the State Historical society will be mailed next week. The new street signs for North Tope ka, the contract for which has been let, will be put in place soon. The open season on quail is now on and there is an "increase in the de mand for hunters' licenses. The Topeka Athletic club will repair its bowling allies. An expert was here yesterday looking them over. The Polk street Tigers defeated the Santa Fes at football Saturday after noon by a score of 23 to 0. AVashburn's next game is with the University of Denver at Denver. The game will be played next Saturday. Coal dealers prophesy an early rise in price of coal very soon. It Isn't hard to hear some fellow murmur: "Bluff." Although the weather was a trifle threatening last night, there was a large crowd of strollers out on the avenue. Office boys and other youngsters in the various Santa Fe departments re fer to their immediate superiors on the side, of course as "straw bosses." The State Journal telephones rang 5,654,879 times last night asking about the football scores. One man wanted all of them east and west. And he got then. This is the season of the year when the girls are employing their spare hours in embroidering and knitting slippers for their sweethearts for Christmas. "Adam and Eve shipwrecked in mid-ocean." sang out a waiter in a local hashery the other night. He was directing the cook to scramble some eggs. There was a baby party Saturday af ternoon at the home of Mrs. Arthur May Hyde. All of the "faculty babies" of Washburn college and their mammas were invited. The football game scheduled for yesterday afternoon between the Washburn freshmen and Campbell college at Holton was declared off because of bad weather. Bananas, on which freight is paid for thousands of miles, are being sold here in Topeka for 10 and 15 cents j a dozen, and home-grown eating apples cost five cents each. The Sixth avenue political school has forgotten the troubles of the nation for a few days. Natural gas is the topic right now. Two men almost got into a fight over the matter yesterday. Thomas H. Chlass, who admits be- ! ing a deserter frorri the U. S. army. I was arrested last night by Officer j Hobson. Chlass Savs he deserted from i a regiment stationed at Pasadena, Cal. W. L. A. Johnston, secretary of the State Society of Labor and Industry, will have his biennial report ready fir distribution in about two weeks. It is now beihg printed at the state printery. Department Commander P. H. Coney will address G. A. R. post No. 303 at Kansas City, Kan., this afternoon. This post is composed largely of packing house employes, and meets every other Sunday. W. H. Jacobs, county clerk of Dick inson county, spent a few hours in the city Saturday assisting in arranging for the annual meeting of the county clerks which will be held in December at Wichita. Elmer Stricklett, the old Washburn baseball pitcher, is putting in the win ter pitching for San Jose, Cal. The California teams get some star players during the winter from the big eastern leagues. United States Marshal W. H. Mackey, Jr., and George Clark will go to Co manche county on Monday on a hunt ing trip. They have a sort of reversi ble dog. He will point quail in the day time and find raccoons at night. The Christmas shopping season is op ening much earlier this year than us ual. Most of the stores had Christmas buyers yesterday. Usually Santa Claus does not begin to blow in his money until the first week in December, i The Kansas Authors' club has been insulted. The members are being "cir cularized" by a concern which offers to correct and revamp their manuscripts at $1 per. Just as though the Kansas Authors' club needed such assistance! Dick Cooley days that he has letters out for 26 baseball players. He won't give out the names, however, until they have all been tightly hooked and land ed. Jack Henry Is the only man who It up-town prices house complete J. W. Jones 6 Son is now positively known will be on the Topeka team. A young boy and a bicycle fell Into one of the Kansas avenue canyons last night. He was daubed with filth and slime from head to foot. Bystanders who helped him up thought at first that he had been seriously injured. The much-prophesied serious accident will come yet, all right. "I married a spiritualist," said one of a comedy team at a Topeka vaude ville house last week. 'Well, how are you getting along?" asked his partner. "Oh, medium," was the re ply, and no one could blame the partner for hitting his pal good and hard. Geo. W. Martin is having a lot of new envelopes printed for his office corres pondence, bearing on the back an an nouncement of the Pike Indian village celebration of the 100th anniversary of the raising of the United States flag in Kansas which is to be held next Sep tember. Kansas avenue is beir. wired for the new arc lights which the Edison com pany will install. The Edison company is to put in thirty-five enclosed arc lamps under an agreement with tty council, which is to be a test of the street lighting powers of the lamp and the company both. Wellington, Wichita and Newton are planning a tri-city indoor baseball league for this winter. Topeka is also to be asked to join. Kimmel of Wich ita thinks he can keep some of his "Jobbers" in shape in this way and have them ready to go right after the Western Association pennant next spring. The following civil service examina tions will be heid in Topeka soon: De cember 6, nautical expert; telephone linemen; transferrer; stationary steam engineer; quartermaster's department at large; assistant examiner, patent of fice; marine fireman. December 13: Stenographer and typewriter, Panama canal; engineer and plumber; topo graphic draftsman. There are many varieties of the fa mous Hindu trick of planting a seed in a flower pot and growing a bloom ing plant from it in a few second, but none of these are more original and wonderful than one performed by a magician who was giving public ex hibitions in a store window In this city last week. He planted a bean and de veloped a bunch of cut chrysanthe mums. Most all of the unsightly awnings which have been in place through the summer months have been taken down. The jury in the district court will be released about the first of Decem ber if present indications count for anything. The Potwin school football team defeated the Lowman Hill team Sat urday on the Santa Fe field by a score of 15 to 2. Councilman Joseph Grlley spent Fri day in Kansas City on business. "1 can meet more Topeka men in Kansas City than in any town that I know of," said Mr. Griley. City Attorney Drenning made his debut at the roller skating rink last night. Anyone watching his efforts can readily imagine why the jointists do not fear him. It may be that the style of automo biles change, but it Is a noticeable fact that not so many of them arrive at the repair shop with a farmer team hitched to the front end. J. E. Junkin, of Sterling, chairman of the semi-centennial publicity commit tee, will be in Topeka on November 27, at which time he will issue the semi centennial exposition address. A deed for $16,000 was filed with the register of deeds yesterday after noon conveying the-property known as the Chesterfield hotel from its former owner William Sells to Wood Fowler and Fred Ross. Three new cases of diphtheria were quarantined Saturday. Two children in the family of W. H. Beaver of 1226 North Harrison street and Henrietta Sullivan of 1135 Garfield avenue are the new cases reported today. Why is it that when a man's whiskers begin to show streaks of gray that he resorts to hair dye when he can cut them off and besides there is always a space next to his face where they show their original color. County Attorney Hungate arrived home Saturday evening after a week spent at Fort Scott. He refused to talk about the hunting and fishing and from this fact one may judge that there w-as not much doing in those lines. The ten arc lights which have been placed on the Melan bridge by the. Overton Manufacturing company un der a contract from the city will be ready within four weeks. The com pany has been delayed in putting up the lamps because of failure to secure the material. Dr. S. J. Crumbine, secretary of the state board of health, has received a letter from Dr. Woods, county health officer of Leavenworth county, abso lutely denying the report printed a few days ago that one of the members of a gang of Italian pipe line workers all hollow and will at half their prices. Look at Your If the front is limp and lifeless if the lapels seem to have lost all style ambition your coat was made by a tailor without a conscience. The shapeliness of our coats is LASTING. The fronts do not break or sag. The lapels fit up and STAY up where they belong. Because our coat front3 are constructed of the finest obtainable canvas, haircloth and pure wool padding. Be cause every coat is tailored by expert workmen who have explicit instructions not to shirk a single one of the many details proper to the building up of the garment. An ounce of tailoring is worth a pound of clothing. Suit or Overcoat had died of yellow fever. Dr. Crum bine started the investigation for the purpose of finding out whether meas ures should be taken to quarantine the district where the death occurred. Dr. Woods says that the death of the man was due to pneumonia; that the dead man was also a sufferer with jaundice, and that when he died, and looked yellow, the laborers at once declared that the disease was yellow fever. That Is how the story started. Dr. Woods says the yellow fever part of the story Is pure imagination. Building permits aggregating $5,500 were taken out Saturday. C. M. Shaler will erect a business house at 1006 Monroe street to cost $900; B. F. Stevens will erect two dwellings, one to cost $2,000 on lot 311 West Four teenth street and another to cost $2, 500 on lot 325 the same street. Secretary Anderson, of the Topeka Commercial club, expects to sell 120 tickets for the Topeka Birthday ban quet which is to take place in one of the hotels on the night of December 5. The place has not yet been decided upon. The dinner will start early, a aecided innovation In such affairs in Topeka. In order to induce his listeners to invest in imitation diamonds a street fakir tells them that tha chief of po lice of Chicago once advanced a hun dred dollars on one of them. There Is a great rush to buy on this an nouncement, and a quicker rush to pawnbrokers, but the loan sharks of Topeka are not as easy as Chicago's chief sleuth. "Bt,"asked the proprietor of the Skye hye departments, "do you think this man is suited for the position of janitor?" "Oh, sple ndiuly." replied the manager; "he has been, at various times, an ice-n-an. .i i-c.lr.'iar. and a policeman. Oh, he's iu? ax independent and sassy as hi can bo.' - FliiU'delphia Press. -.-'v. i 320 Kas. Ave. Coat! l $t O and A O Upward 429 Kans&s Avenue. MILLINERY Special Values This Week in MILLINERY AT Mrs.C. H. Morrison's 108 East Sixth St. Are You Hunting For the right place to buy your Gun and ammunition If you are take a car and get off at a a 728 KANSAS AVE. On the East Side J. C. Elliott He will sell you any thing that a Sportsman needs & & a & Spratfs Dog Foods and Medicines a 41 0 jt Funsten's animal baits the newest thing for trappers a a a a One Price to AH.