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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL. MONDAY NIGHT.
5 AUDITORIUM This Entire Week Matinees Thanksgiving and Saturday Elks' Annual Benefits BE A FIRST-NIGHTER AND SEE THE Big Vaudeville Show Start off, and you'll ,be so well pleased that you will want to go again, for there'll be changes on the program, and you'll want to see it all. HARRY CORSON CLARKE AND COMPANY The Headliner Act of the Vaudeville Stage, will head the bill, and in addition there will be JOS. CALLAHAN, Impersonator; Green & Barton, Comedy Musical Act; Kelly & Adams, Irish Comedy ; Neff & Miller, Eccentric Dancers ; Kherns & Cole, German Comedy ; Her, Burk & McDonald, Trick House Comedy Acrobats ; LaMont's Big Trained Animal Act, and MISS MAUDE ROCKWELL ELKS NIGHT IT IS. Big Vauderille Opening at the Auditorium. j Largest Offering of Kind Ever Given Here. NCfOSE TO BE FAVORED Anywhere in House Except Pit for 25 Cents. Reservations Will Not Be Made in Advance. THE CALIFORNIA NIGHTINGALE The Sweet Singer from Beyond the Sierra Nevada. 9 25c BIG ACTS 9 The Biggest Show ever given in Topeka for so Small a Price as BuyTicKets at the Stores or of ElKs, and avoid the rush at the Box Office. 25c SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS. Ladies will be admitted free at the rink tonight. The rubbish is being removed from the gutters of the paved, streets by the street commissioner's force. The Froebel Mothers' union will meet with Mrs. Ray Dietrich, 1247 Fillmore. Friday. December 1. Ho ace L. Hall, Sunday and appendicitis Frank A. Wear, formerly of To peka, is one of the organizers of a new Portland cement company at Park Hflmick. formerly In the newspaper business at Chanute. is now 'ngaged in the manufacture of a patent egg case. Further Devlin Insurance money is expected by Receiver J. T. Bradley of the First National bank this week. But $167,000 has been paid up thus far. P. W. Robertson of Washington, D. C, enters in a. bid for installing a system of municipal accounting in the city's books and making an audit of the same. For Thanksgiving dinner the Throop has arranged an elaborate menu and music both noon and evening. Tables can be. reserved by 'phone. Capacity 300. Students of Baker university are ar ranging for the formation of a club in Topeka to which the membership will be limited to present or former stud ents of Baker. All of the churches in Oakland were closed Sunday and no services were held owing to the epidemic of diph theria which is prevalent in that sec tion of the city. The posters for the Kansas-Missouri game at Kansas City were print ed by Trapp, here in Topeka. The picture was drawn by Miss Ruth Welch of this city. Washburn's football team arrived at home Sunday afternoon with honors even after two weeks spent in Colorado contending for victory over the two crack teams of that state. The annual concert of Marshall's band will be given in the Auditorium S'me time in March. The proceeds of these concerts are devoted to paying I he running expenses of the aggrega tion. The Plamondon brothers arrived In Fifty Years the Standard BAKING POWDER A Cream of Tarter Powder lade From firapes lie Alum Topeka Sunday to spend the winter, after having finished up the year with the Forepaugh-Sells Show's. Their ladder act was one of the features of the show. Joe Louthan, the old Washburn football player, was one of the spec tators at the football game in Law rence Saturday. He says he is playing a little football with his home town this year. Coach Samson of the State Normal football team attended the K. U.-Man-hattan game Saturday. He was there getting pointers on the Agriculturists' style of play in preparation for the Normal-Agricultural game Thursday. Indications are that the Normal will beat the formers. Laomi Simonds has filed an appeal in the supreme court in the case brought against W. I. Richards in Logan county. Simonds wanted to recover title to three sections of land and $150 damages, but the lower court decided that he did not have sufficient cause of action. A horse attached to a delivery wagon belonging to Guy Brothers' grocery crashed into a street car at the corner of Twelfth and Fillmore streets Saturday evening. The driver was driving carelessly. The horse had its head pushed through the glass windows by the momentum of the shafts. D. O. McCray is now running a cor respondence school of journalism. A number of the leading magazines con tain advertisements of the school. Mc Cray is an old newspaper man, corres pondent or Kansas for some of the eastern papers and has been interested in the oil and gas business of southern Kansas. HKI.n FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT. Agent of Untitling and Proprietor of Owl Restaurant Before Judge Dana. W. C. Stephenson and G. W. Black burn appeared before Judge Dana of the district court this morning In an swer to a citation issued by the court asking them to show cause why they should not be punished for contempt. Mr. Stephenson is the agent for the building occupied by the famous Owl restaurant, and Blackburn is known as the bartender at that place. Some time ago a restraining order was made by the court at the instiga tion of Judge Garver prohibiting the use of the building where the Owl restaurant is located as a Joint. At the same time an order was made which robs Blackburn of his winter position at the Owl. It is claimed by the assistant attorney general that the order of the court is being violated and that a joint is still conducted in the building. Each of the defendants were bound over and their bonds fixed at $500 each fcrr their appearance December 11. Mr. Stephenson, who is simply agent of the building, says that so far as he knows the order of the court has not been violated and he has done all he can to prevent the sale of liquor there. NORTH TOPEKA. Leave items for this column with Kim ball Printing Co.. 912 N. Kansas ave. Nelson Brown, of Thompsonville, was a North side visitor today. The storm doors have been put up at the Union Pacific depot and hotel. Mail Carrier Charles Summers has re turned to work after a ten days' vaca tion. Victor council No. 4 K. and L. of S., will initiate several candidates at their meeting this evening. Miss Amelia Becker was the guest Saturday and Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Matthews of 1322 Quincy street. Yesterday was a banner day at the East Indianola Sunday school as re gards attendance, about 100 being pres ent. Mr. Howard Green, of Shorey, who has been confined to his home bv ill ness, is much improved and able to be out. The Soldier Township Sunday School convention will be held next Sunday at the Rochester school house. Gover nor Hoch will be present and deliver an address and County Superintendent John Carter will conduct the lesson. Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Wizer of .1030 Jackson street, left today for Albuquer que, N. M., to visit their daughter, Mrs. Guy Gatehell. From theie they will go to Los Angeles, Cal., where they will be the guests of their son, Mr. Archie Wizer. There is said to be enough drift wood in Soldier creek to keen Topeka sup plied with fire wood all winter. The creek certainly needs cleaning out for with even the rains we have had, some parts of the creek have been almost bank full. At the meeting tomorrow afternoon of the W. T. K. club at the home of Mrs. K. IT. Bissell. 1302 Monroe street, the programme will partake of the Thanks giving spirit and the origin of this great feast day will be the subject of one of the papers. Work began this morning on the widening, raising and straightening the long approach to the Central avenue bridge over Soldier creek. As soon as this is finished the county promises to macadamize it so that this quarter of a mile of road from being of the worst in the township will become one of thi be?!. The Argonauts will meet Tuesday ev ening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Nicholson. 919 Van Buren street. The lesson in American history will be chap ters 16-18 and the paper for the evening will be by Mrs. A. F. Stanley on "Sup pression of Colonial Manufactories." The musical part of the programme will be furnished by Mrs. Walter E. Tanner who will sing with the Rev. Mr. Tanner as accompaniest. "The advance seat sale for the Elks show which opens tonight at the Audi torium," said Manager R. S. Brigham today, "is more than 5,000. Every member of the Elks took twenty tick ets. The committee which we had wait upon the business men sold a great many. This figure if anything is quite conservative. "The show will be the best vaude ville ever put on in this city. Joe Cal lahan, one of our headliners, declares the bill to be bigger than the ordinary Orpheum circuit programme. I know that the audiences which we will have this week will be greatly pleased. They can not help but be satisfied." The full list of performers were in Topeka at noon. Some of them came Sunday. Harry Corson Clark, the "piece de resistance," came this morn ing with Miss Owens. Mr. Lehman came yesterday. At 2 o'clock this afternoon a full re hearsal of the entire programme took place. Everything went off with smoothness and dispatch. The stage arrangement on the Auditorium plat form is entirely adequate to handle all the performances. The finishing touches were put on the stage settings this morning. It represents the interior of a room with three entrances, two from the sides and one from the rear. The back wall of the setting is 36 feet in length. Wings swing off at wide angles from both ends, making a stage frontage of 56 feet. The height is 20 feet. A col umn stands at the front end of each wing. They carry a good imitation of a proscenium arch. Border, foot and spot lights illuminate the stage bril liantly. Special attention has been given to the lighting. . A large curtain of purple is in place. It is of the sliding variety, the kind used in Shakespeare's time. To that extent at least the show will be classical. Every seat in the house sells for 25 cents, the cheapest price ever put on anywhere for a vaudeville show such as Topeka will sec this week. One block in the middle of the house will be reserved. These are the 600 par quet seats, on the fiat square on the main floor. A reservation price of 10 cents will be charged for each of these chairs. The reservations, how ever, must be bougnt from the usners right In the house and can not be ob tained in advance- outside. Fifteen mimbers of the local Elks lodge will usher the crowd to their seats. Cal kins' orchestra of -twelve pieces will play at each performance. This or ganization has been coached for some time on the music which the perform ers will use. Eight shows will be given this week, one every night, and matinees on Thurs day and Saturday afternoon. Special matinees may be given in case they are asked for. The bill to be given is an exceptionally long one, but special effort will be made to run it off rapidly. Regular "Hurry up Tost" methods will be used. Each act in itself will be a big one, of the headline variety. The evening performances will com mence promptly at 8:15 o'clock, and the matinee performances at 2:30. The patrons of the show should take notice of the hours. Topeka affairs are noted for not starting at the time appointed, but Manager Brigham proposes to make the Elk shows an exception to this rule. Our Special Thanksgiving Offers Mean MoneySaving in Every In stance and Valuegiving par excel lence. Come, Clothing Buyers! Handsome BlacK Thibet and Pure Worsted Suits, Special, now $15 Also a chance buy from Hart. Schaffner & Marx genuine pure all-wool American mills black Thibet and lamous bhakamaxon mills pure all-wool worsteds single and double breasted, strictly hand-tailored, new long designs, all sizes fitted. Strictly $20 Suits, and worth it you now save S5.00, at only Stylish Long Overcoats and Raincoats, Specially Priced at $15 Are the greatest clothing values we have ever offered, the result of a re cent purchase made way under value from Hart, Schaffner & Marx and Alfred Ben jamin & Co., nobbiest plain black jnd fancy long overcoats ana raincoats garments of merited fabrics and fashions kerseys, mel tons, vicunas, fancy cheviots, Scotch plaids and black Thibets usual retail value S20, S22.50, a few S25 this week at $ ' " ! i B ? f 4 Safe. tv :' I t' "V 500 pairs fine ; ,:i H. S. & M. $5, S . S6, $7,t8. -""7 ' '. rtf Best Trousers, At," , on sale now at A $3.50, 3. Ml 5 $5 ,Lot ffl VA All Sixes. K-L-p Fitted. 15 LIEB TURNED OUT. For Constant and Persistent Violation of Civil Service Law. Sidetrack at Rexford. M. A. Low has notified the state board of railroad commissioners that his road has decided to satisfy the de mands of W. H. Miller, a grain dealer at Rexford. Kan., in Thomas county, who wants a. sidetrack built to his elevator. Mr. Miller has filed a com plaint with the board claiming that the company refused to give him sidetrack facilities in compliance with the new sidetrack law. FOOTBALL. Kansas vs. Missouri at Kansas City Thanksgiving Day Santa Fe. $2.70 round trip. Tickets on sale November 29 and 30. Final limit re turning December 4. Kansas-Missouri Football. Thanksgiving Day, Kansas City, the game of the season. J2.70 round trip via Union Pacific. Not ice. Effective Nov. 26th. See time table, page 0. today's State Journal. New Pianos for Rent. $4, $4.50 and $5 a month. E. B. Guild Music Co., 722 Kansas avenue Washington. Nov. 27. President Roosevelt today removed from office William S. Leib. assistant United States treasurer at Philadelphia, for "constant, and persistct violation of the civil ser vice law while in office." In a formal statement issued at the White House today by President Roose velt, Mr. Leib's removal is announced. The president gave Mr. Leib a hearing last Friday, at the request of Senators Penrose and Knox of Pennsylvania. Mr. Leib submitted a long statement in an swer to the charges made against him and was supported in his defense by Representative Patterson of Pennsylvania. After careful consideration of all the facts developed by the inquiry, the pres ident decided to remove Mr. Leib Trom office, it being shown according to the statement that tf.ere was "constant and consistent effort on your (Mr. Leib's) part to evade the provisions of the civil service law. to hamper its workings as far as possible and to obstruct in every way the action of the commission." He declared that the evidence showed fraud in the civil service examinations, the fraud in one instance Implicating Mr. Leib's Sister. .After reviewing the case the president concluded' "Under these circumstances of persist ence in wrong doing on your part it seems to me that there is no alternative but to remove you from office. You are accordingly hereby removed from the position of assistant treasurer of the United States." President Roosevelt's statement which is in the form of a letter to Mr. Leib is as follows: The President's Letter. "White House, Washington, Nov. 27, 1905. - "Sir: I have carefully considered the papers in your case and the statements made by you in your own behalf and by Mr. Cooley on behalf of the civil ser vice commission. It appears to me very clear that there has been a constant and persistent effort on your part to evade the provisions of the civil service law. to hamper its workings as far as possi ble and to obstruct in every way the action of the commission. I expect on the one hand that the commission shall endeavor not to hamper bijt to aid the other public servants' of the government in doing their work successfully and on the other hand I expect in return that the other public servants shall co-operate with the commission and aid them in their efforts to carry out the civil ser vice law. In your case it seems to me clearly established tha,t you have sought continually to taks advantage of every kind of technicality in order to avoid carrying out the law in good faith. By taking advantage of these technicalities you have kept upon the roll in almost con tinuous positions certain of your rela tives and at least one person whose ap pointment was evidently pressed merely for political reasons instead of making all proper effort to cary out the law as it applies to appointments within the classified service. It clearly appears that in one examination held upon in formation furnished by your office there was such clear evidence of fraud that it had to be cancelled. The evidence as to the fraudulent character of the exam ination implicated your sister, two per sons from your own town and one per son who was at that time serving in your office under temporary appoint ment and who was subsequently dis missed from the service for swearing falsely." Quotes From Shaw. The president here quotes a letter sent by Secretary Shaw to Mr. Leib calling attrition to irregularities and then concludes his own letter as follows: "If the case had at that time (when Shaw's letter was sent) been called to my attention my belief is that I would then have requested your resignation. Most certainly after receiving such a letter, to which you failed in any way to make any answer clearing yourself or traversing the facts alleged by the secretary, it was your 6uty so to con duct your office that no possible critic ism could come upon you. Instead of so conducting it you have continued exactly the methods that previously ob tained; your sister, for instance, having been again temporarily appointed last August as money counter and notwith standing -the fact that this is a per manent position and that there were two eligibles on the register. When you were notified that the appointment must be made from these eligibles you in some man ner secured their declinations and there upon, on September 27, again tempor arily appointed your sister; and she Is in office at this time, so far as the rec ords of the civil service commission show. "Under these circumstances of per sistence in wring doing on your part it seems to me that there is no alternative, but to remove you from office. You are accordingly hereby removed from the position of assistant treasurer of the United States. Very truly yours, "THEODORE ROOSEVELT. "Hon. William S. Leib, sub-treasury, Philadelphia, Pa." BACK TO VERMONT. Supreme Court Hands the Responsi. bility in Mrs. Rogers Case. Washington, Nov. 27. The supreme court of the United States today af firmed the decision of the United States district court of Vermont in the case of Mrs. Mary Mabel Rogers, who I is unuer sentence ot death in Vermont, for the murder of her husband. The effect of the decision will be to again place the responsibility of dealing with the case in the hands of the statt authorities and if in the meantime neither the governor nor the state courts take action in Mrs. Rogers' be half her execution must occur on tht day set, which is December 8, next. The court held, in effect, that it was without jurisdiction in all the point? raised. tee from the five organizations is to meet again December 19 to make the final arrangements for the mass meet ing of raHroad workers. Following the mass meeting that will be held in Chicago, it Is expected a national meeting will be called and every city in the Union and each rail road organization asked to send repre sentatives. The national convention will then deal with congress in what ever way is determined upon. RGCK FELL ON HIM. NOT WITH ROOSEVELT. Railroad Employes Organizing u Fight Rate Legislation. Chicago, Nov. 27. An organized movement on the part of railroad em ployes in every branch of the service has been put on foot to secure con certed action against the Roosevelt idea of rate legislation. Preliminary steps have already been taken by com mittees from the different brother hoods of rniiroad men for a general mass meeting. Kate regulation, in the opinion of the employes, means a subsequent re duction in wages for them and they propose a strong organization to oppose any move to give the government di rection of traffic rates. The plan, so far as now completed, is to influence a firm stand on the part of congress against any rate revision measures and a lobby may be sent to Washington for that purpose. Twenty employes of various Chicago railroads met here the other day to take up the first plans for the coming mass meeting. In response to a call from the locomotive engineers, there were present representatives of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Order of Railway Conductors, Broth erhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Switchmen's union. A commit- Kailsas City Laborer Killed a- Result of Too Heavy Blast. Kansas City, Mo.. Nov. 27. One persons was killed and twelve were in jured, none seriously, as the result of blasting rock at Ninth street and Grand avenue, the center of the busi necc district, where an excavation is being made for an office building. The dead man, Andrew McKnight. age 30. i laborer, was crushed beneath a 200 pound rock that was hurled ino the air by a blast and was instantly killed. The injured were men and women who were watching the progress of the work. Their hurts consists of cuts and slight bruises. DO:sens of windows in the vicinity were broken. The up heaval resulted from a too heavy charge of giant powder beiijg used. AMERICAN ATTACKED." Narrowly Escaped Death in Streets of Su Petersburg. St. Petersburg. Nov. 27. 5 p. m. Robert Woods Bliss, second secretary of the American embassy, who has just returned here after three months' vacation in Paris, was the victim of an outrage by rowdies in one of the most fashionable streets of the capital last night and only escaped being beaten to death through the timely arrival of the police. Kansas-Missouri 1 Thanksgiving Day, Ki game of the season " $: via Union Pacific. round tri 'jjjjLHPlBifi CEESCEUS, CHAMPION TROTTING STALLION, RECENTLY SOLD FOR $21,000. Cresceus, who ever since the passing of the mighty Directum as the turf king has besn the champion stallion ot the world, is probably the greatest trotting horse that ever existed. The price at which he was recently sold, $21, 000, is therefore considered extremely low. Cresceus' best mark was 1:59 for a mile behind a wind shield. Th fastest mile ever trotted in a race was also made by Cresceus when he defeated The Abbot, one ef ths hets be ing made in 2:03.