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17 LOuO UU i 1. Ten Days to Koll 02" Annual Bowling Championship To Be Held at Lonisfille, the Bates March 17-27. SCHEDULE IS SIMPLE. o Holler Need Spend More Than 72 Hours at Alley. Mnety-six 5 2Ian Teams on Opening Bay and Night. Chicago, Dec. 2 3. Detailed infor mation regarding the sixth annual championship tournament of the American Bowling congress, which will be held at Louisville, has been forwarded to Chicago by Secretary Karpf, who is located at Dayton, O., and has been eiven out by National Treasurer Pasdeloup of Chicago. In the first place the tournament will be the longest ever held by the national organization, ten days having been set aside for the competition ,in stoud of the usual week, the dates se lected being March 17-27. Of course the promoters realize it would be the next thing to the impossible to expect the bowlers to give up ten days for bowling, so the schedule will be so ar ranged that no player will have to be in Louisville more than three days, in which time he can roll his rive-man, doubles and singles. Sixteen alleys, four more than have ever been used before for an event of this kind, will be used and ninety-six five-man teams will roll the opening day and night. The men engaged in these matches will finish their work in the other two events next clay. En tries close March 2 and on the 7th there will be a public drawing, like the one conducted last Sunday by the Chicago Bowling association, for po sitions on the five-man team schedule. This one drawing will suffice for the other two events also. As usual, the entry fee will be $5 a man for each of the three champion ships and it is expected the prize list Mill amount to at least $20,000, in itself a record breaker. Because of the contract entered into by the Louisville promoters with the con gress, there will be no danger of a slip-up in the distribution of the prizes, the money being fully guaran teed. FIGHT WAS A DRAW. Twenty Rounds of Fierce Milling Be tween Schreck and Barry. San Diego, Cal., Dec. 2 3. After twenty rounds of fierce milling the contest between Mike Schreck of Cin cinnati and Dave Barry of San Fran cisco was declared a draw by Referee Rimmert. The decison was a popular one. the general opinion being that there was litUe difference between the two men at the end of the fight. From the beginning to the end Schreck was continually on the aggressive and did most of the leading, but Barry, in nearly every instance, held his own at infighting. Several times Barry was In distress. Schreck also was in danger at times, but always came back in the next round as strong as ever. There was not a knockdown during the entire fight. Barry drew first blood in the fifth round with a hard straight right to the mouth. During the balance of the fight Schreck's mouth was bleed ing most of the time. In the eleventh round Barry started the blood flowing from Schreck's nose. Barry came out of the fight without a mark. In the last three rounds both were continually trying for a knockout. Barry worked short arm jolts with telling effect, while Schreck seemed to depend for the most part on a hard right uppercut delivered when the men came together. At the end of the twentieth round both were weak and could not nit hard enough to knock down a baby. WILL SEND TWENTY CARS. French Motorists Enter High-Pow-eretl Machines In Ormond Meet. New York, Dec. 23. In the contest for two-m!!e-a-minute record hon ors in Florida in January keen rivalry has developed among automobile man ufacturers of Europe. Twenty foreign tars of great power are said to be as sured for the southern tournament and these will be handled by the most skill ful drivers of the day. Six nations wil be represented, in cluding the United states. In point of numbers France will naturally lead the foreign representation, but Italy will be a close second. Of all the foreign machines the most powerful wil! be the 200-horse-power Daracq. Against these only three American machines will be rated in excess of that power, though the total American entry will probably be more than twenty-live cars. The highest of the native powers will be one of 250 horse power, under special con struction for Alfred G. Vanderbilt; Dr. II. E. Thomas' 120-horse-power Loco mobile and Walter Christie's new 100-horse-power front-drive racer. The Pope. Ford, Franklin and Peerless machines will be the next highest, though their rating will be under eighty horse power. The steam racers and particularly the Ross steamer un der construction for Florida, will be unknown quantities on the Ormond Dayton beach. PWIMMERS MAKE FAST TIME. Daniels and Ruberl Are Stars at Tank Meet In Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 23 Two Amer ican swimming records were broken at the New York A. C.-University of Penn sylvania swimming meet here, but as they were made in exhibition and not in competition they will not be allowed. C. N. Daniels, the American champion for all distances up to a mile, swam 100 yards in 61 seconds .breaking the rec ord by one-fifth of a second. Charles Ruberl swam 100 yards on his hack in 1:18. breaking the old record of 1:19 1-5, held by himself. England Plans an Auto Road. London, Dec. 23. A private bill has been introduced in parliament for Banc lion to build tBe first road in England lo be devoted exclusively to motor vehicles. It is proposed to run the road from London to Brighton. Harvard Will Foster Sport. Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 23. It Is safe to say that Harvard is not going lo follow the example of Columbia and abolish all forms of intercollegiate ath letics. This statement is made on the expressed opinion of one of the most influential men In Harvard athletics at the present time, Coach William T. Reid. Reid is a firm believer in in tercollegiate athletics. He says: "There can be no doubt that inter collegiate athletics is in the main bene ficial at Harvard. I do not believe that there is much chance that Har vard will abolish it." O'BRIEN TO REST AWHILE. The Conqueror pf Fltz in So Hurry for Another Fight. San Francisco, Dec. 23. Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, the clever Quaker scrap per who did for Fitzsimmons at Me chanics' Pavilion, declared this morn ing that he would take a long rest. O'Brien has not yet decided where he will spend his vacation. He will either go back east and spend the holidays with "the folks" or else take a trip to Honolulu. For the time being O'Brien is going to let the envious scrappers do all the talk ing they want, but when he returns he promises to attend to some of those who are now throwing challenges. "I have achieved the ambition of my life," said O Brien. "For nine long weary years I have been fighting, meet ing all comers and earning my way men by inch to the top. Now I believe I'm entitled to a rest, don't you? This constant training has a wearing effect on ones nervous forces, and I have ab solutely decided to take a much-needed rest." O'Brien was asked if he would pay any attention to a challenge from Sam Berger. "Well, for the time," said Jack, "I do not care to even think of another bout, but you can bet I'll be ready after the rest, and then I'll attend to some of these fellows. "From some remarks that Mr. Berger let fall around the ring side it would give me exceeding pleasure to meet Berger. Of course, he is a big, dan gerous fellow, but I would put a nice bet on myself if I were to tie up with Sam Berger. After my rest, if things look roseate for a fight with Tommy Ryan I will take him on in preference to the other. Now, I'm plainly middle weight champion of the world. Why should I go out of my class? A fight between Ryan and myself would be bound to draw, and, while I would not like to make any rash predictions, I believe that if Ryan and I fought he would be worsted. After my rest I'll take some heed of the challengers, but for the time being they can go along and do as much talking as they want to. But when the time for fighting comes you can get a bet down that Jock O'Brien will be right there and give the old boxing public the best goods he has in shop." SEVEN GOOD RACES. Interesting ray's Sport at City Tracks. New Orleans, La., Dec. 23. Crescent -Results at City park. First race seven furlongs: lich won; Big Bow, second Wood Mildras L., third. Time, 1:41 2:5. Second race five fcnd a half fur longs: St. Joseph won; Gus Heidorn, second; Mint Boy, third. Time, 1 : 1 5 Vi . Third race one and a quarter miles: Knowledge won: Double, second, Safe ty Light, third. Time, 2:26. Fourth race seven furlongs: Tink er won; Daing, second; Ru Aurn, third. Time. 1:36. Fifth race seven furlongs. For eigner won; Basil, second; The Lau rel, third. Time, 1:30 3-5. Sixth race mile and 70 yards: Harry. Stephens won;.. Freebooter, second. Delpie, third. Time, 1:58. Seventh race Seven furlongs: Modred -won; St. Tammany, second; Gambler, third. Time, 1:38.4-5....- CALABASH AVON $2,270. First Out In the Gentilly Selling Stakes at Neiv Orleans. New Orleans, La., Dec. 23. Results at fair grounds: First race five and a half furlongs: Hyacinth won; Gay Adelaide, second; The Plains III, third. Time 1:13 H. Second race seven furlongs: James Reddick won; Dr. Heard, second, Ruth W., third. Time, 1:37 3-5. Third race one mile and one- eighth: Phil Finch, won; Torchello, second; Golde Enamel, third. Time, 2.06. Fourth race value, $2,270: The Gentilly selling stakes, all ages, six and a half furlongs: Calabash won; Major Dangerfield, second; La Soiree, third. Time, 1:28 2-5. Fifth race one mile: Lady Fllison won; Macbeth, second; King Ells worth, third. Time, 1:50 3-5. Sixth race mile and one-sixteenth: Los Angelio won; Harmakis, second; Charlie Thompson, third. Time, 1:58 3-5. WILLE TO FIGirT KAUFMANN. Chicago Heavyweight Secures Meeting on Pacific Coast. Chicago, Dec. 23. John Wille, the local heavyweight fighter, has accepted terms offered in San Francisco for a meeting there with Al Kaufmann. The battle will be twenty rounds and will be decided before the Colma club, where Britt and Nelson decided their battle Feb. 2. The men are to receive 60 per cent of the gross receipts and Wille gets his transportation expenses from this city and return. Kaufmann is the big fel low who made such a sorry showing with Jack O'Brien, a battle that put O'Brien in such good graces with the San Francisco sporting public. Kauf mann was touted as a wonder and a likely candidate for Jeffries' discarded crown, but Jack attended to his case with great disaster to Al's hopes. FEW MADE 2:20 RECORDS. But Eight 3-ycar-olds That Came In That Class, Lexington, Ky Dec. 23. Statistics compiled here by a well known au thority on trotting horse matters show that there were very few 3-year-olds to join the ranks of the 2:20 performers last season. There were only eight 3-year-olds that made records of 2:20 and six others that took records pf 2:25 or better. Susie N. closed the season with the champion 3-year-old record, and of course she is the queen of the 3-year-old fillies of 1905 by the extreme speed test. Bon Voyage holds the best mark of the year for a colt, 2.12 Vt, while Black Jack, 2:20, was the fastest 3-year-old gelding of the year. Ryan Says to O'Brien. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 23. Tommy Ryan has received an offef from San Francisco for a match with Jack O'Brien. Ryan, through Jack Curley, replied his wUlfhgness to meet O'Brien at the middle-weight limit for the title. One hundred and fifty-four pounds is Ryan's definition of the middle-weight limit. The date is not yet decided. Not Much of n Surprise. New York. Dec. 2E. It is asserted Manager McGraw made an unsuccess ful attempt recently to secure Slagle and Holman from the Chicago Na tional, offering Strang, Neal and Mar shall In exchange. DESERTS OLD FITZ Wife of the Prize Fighter to Leave for Europe. Telegraphs Her Determination From New York. LONG CONTEMPLATED. Had Entry to Lanky Bob's $32, 000 Bank Account. Grand Old Pugilist's "JEIoomin' 'Eart " Is Broken. San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 23. Julia Gifford Fitzsimmons, wife of Bob Fitzsimmons, who is now In New York, is said to be preparing to leave for Europe against the wishes of her hus band. Fitz Is heart broken here at the Adams house and his manager, Leon Freidmann, telegraphed to New York to try to prevent the woman's leaving. The last telegram she sent Friedmann, which was received this morning, said: "I am leaving New York forever. Took step a week ago long contemplated; am determined. My attorney's letter should reach Bob today. JULIA." Julia Gifford Fitzsimmons has entry to Fitzsimmons' bank account, which was kept with the Second National bank in New York. He had in the neighborhood of $32,000 on deposit there. In addition to that all he has is the money he made in his fight with Jack O'Brien Wednesday night, about $3,000. According to Manager Freidmann, Mrs. Fitzsimmons has long been plan ning to leave Fitzsimmons. She failed to write or wire him for days before the fight and in consequence, Fitzsim mons was in a bad way with worry when he entered the ring with O'Brien. O'BRIEN MUST FIGHT. Promoter O'Rourke Makes Offers That Look Good. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 23. The east is looking for a battle between O'Brien and Hart or Ryan. Tom O'Rourke, the veteran promoter, last night wired both fighters, now in Min neapolis, asking if either of them would meet O'Brien at the Tuxedo club, near Philadelphia, in a twenty round go, the later part of January. Ryan wired O'Rourke in reply that Hart would meet O'Brien at catch weights or that he would meet O'Brien at the middleweight limit. He has informed O'Rourke that he must post a forfeit for the club as a "token" of ability to pull off the bout. The Reds May Secure Lobert. Cincinnati, O., Dec. 23. President Herrmann announces that the reds an option on Third Baseman Lobert of the Chicago National league club and his coming to Cincinnati now hinges entirely on the version of Ned Hanlon, the new manager, whose re ply is daily expected. Herrmann says an agreement was easily reached with Chicago as to the price, but would not say what it is. Williams to Coach Gophers. Minneapolis, Dec. 23. Dr. Henry L. Williams, for six years coach of the Minneapolis football team, today signed another three years' contract to coach the Gophers. MtmS MMl A SUICIDE. Drank Carbolic Acid In His Room al Kansas City. Kansas City, Dec. 23. Frank Richie, a photographer, who had been working for W. Anderson in a photo graph gallery at 12 05 Walnut street for the last two weeks, committed suicide this morning at 8 o'clock in a room adjoining the gallery by taking carbolic acid. E. Ferngren, manager of the studio, said that Ritchie died a few minutes after taking the poison. Ferngren says that he was talking to Ritchie shortly before he took the car bolic acid. Ritchie's home was at Kingman, Kan. He came here about a month ago and two weeks ago ne went to work for Anderson. For the last week he had been drinking. Employes of the studio say that Ritchie received a letter from his wife, who is in Wich ita, about a week ago and since then was despondent. . 'He went to bed this morning about 2 o'clock, but was at work at 6 o'clock. He worked for about an hour and then without giv ing a hint of what he intended doing, went to his room and took the poison. Ritchie was married four months ago at Kingman, Kan. His wife is at Wichita living with her mother. It is said that a former wife, divorced, is now living in Virginia. The coronei took charge of the body. A brother, who is a photographer in Kingman was notified. FOR AN IRRIGATION PLANT. Cimarron Man Will Furnish Water for Beet Culture. Cimarron, Kan., Dec. 23. John Bull Is arranging to put in an irrigation plant south of the river with the view of engaging in the cultivation of sugar beets. Mr. Bull has given an order for a ten-horse power engine mount ed. The company guarantees that this engine will lift 700 gallons of water a minute, or a sufficient quan tity to irrigate 140 acres of ground one inch deep in eight days of ten hours a day. The engine will arrive in a few days, and during the winter Mr. Bull will use it for grinding feed. He will establish the irrigation plant some time in March or the early part of April. Later on he will put in a plant north of the river. He will sup ply water to those who want to raise sugar beets. CONVICTED THE OWNER, Wilson County Man Sentenced for Renting Building to a Jolrrtfst. P. C. Young, who was chairman of the committee on temperance in the last house of representatives, appeared last week in the supreme court as attorney for M. A. Brooks, who had been convict ed by E. D. Mikksell, assistant attorney general in Wilscn county, for allowing his building to be used by W. H. Kelly as a ioint. Young made a hard fight for his client in the lower conr but was beaten, for the jury returned a verdict of guilty, and the Judge sentenced Mr. Brooks to pay a fine of $100 aif Berjv o" days to Evidently Mr. Mikkselr "does not be lieve In the injunction system against owners of buildings used for joints. He secured the conviction of Mr, Brooks under the law which makes him equal ly guilty with the keeper of the joint. Mr. Young fought for a new trial on the ground that the jury, contrary to the instructions of the judge, had con strued the fact that Brooks did not tes tify as evidence against him. IT IS MOT SO BAD. The Court Comments on "Mrs. ren's Profession." War- New York, Dec. 23. Henry J. Gold smith, counsel for Arnold Daly and for Samuel Gumpertz, business manager of the Bernard Shaw play, "Mrs. Warren's Profession," pleaded guilty on behalf of his clients to the charge of maintain ing a public nuisance before Magistrate Whittman in the tombs police court. Of all the parties against whom the charge was made only -Daly and Gumpertz were present In . court. Magistrate Whittman held both in nominal bail for the court of special sessions. Mr. Goldsmith -will have the case transferred to the court of special ses sion in order that the question of the propriety of Bernard Shaw's play may be passed upon. It is for that purpose that the lawyer entered a plea of guilty. The defendants, besides Daly and Gumpertz, are Miss Chrystal A. Hearn, Miss Mary Shaw, G. E. Warren, Fred Tyler, "John Doe" and ex-Senator Wil liam H. Reynolds, lessee of the Garrick theater. These were discharged. Magistrate Whittman did not see much in "Mrs. Warren's Profession" to shock the sensibilities of any one. In holding Daly and Gumpertz for trial, Magistrate Whittman said; "Al though in my opinion there are many plays unfortunately more reprehensible and dangerous to public morals, I will, nevertheless, be compelled to hold the defendants for trial. - "I think the cause of justice -will not be affected seriously if I allow the oth ers to go free. "With three defendants on trial the question of the character of the Shaw play can be thoroughly thrashed out." The proceedings in court lasted less than five minutes. Bail was fixed at $100 in each case and was promptly fur nished. DEATH OF A. S. BREWSTER. Prominent Attorney of Doniphan County Expires Suddenly. Kansas City, Dec. 23. A. S. Brewster, for 40 years an attorney of Doniphan county, Kansas, died last night of con gestion of the lungs at the home of a son, R. R. Brewster, 2305 Michigan av enue, this city. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house, interment to be in Elmwood cemetery. Mr. Brewster came to Kansas City on last Monday accompanied by his wife and daughter. Miss Madge Brewster, to spend the holidays. He became ill soon after his arrival. A widow and six children survive Mr. Brewster. The sons are A. W. Brewster, postmaster at St. Joseph; S. M. Brew ster, prosecuting attorney of Doniphan county, Kansas; H. H. Brewster, in charge of the postomee at South St. Joseph and R. R. Brewster of the Kan sas City law firm of B,urnham & Brew ster. Two daughters 'nr-e Mrs. Annie Morgan, wife of I. R' Morgan, an in structor in the Kansas City, Kan., high school, and Miss Madge Brewster, the only unmarried child.. . Mr. Brewster's home was at White Cloud, Kan., where he had lived and practiced law for manv years. During his residence in Doniphan county he for eight years was prosecuting attorney, an office now held by a son. A GREAT CANE CROP. Kansas Farmer Secures 1,648 Bushels of Seed From Sixty Acres. George Albin of Monument was in town and called at the Graphic office long enough to tell us about a record breaking cane crop raised by Newt Sawyer of Monument. Mr. Sawyer threshed 1,648 bushels from less than 60 acres of sorghum, or an average of 271a bushels per acre. Cane seed is now worth 42 cents per bushel, which makes the net earnings of the 60 acres $692.16. A quarter section of land at this rate would produce $1,514.04 worth of cane seed. The average price of land around Monument is $8 per acre, or $1,280 per quarter. The 160 acres would pay for itself in one year, and leave $334.04 for expenses. Besides this enough good feed will be left to run a good large herd of cattle through the winter months. Oakley Graphic. LINCOLN CLUB MEETING. Will Be Made Occasion for Big Ban quet on February 12. The Kansas Lincoln Day club, com posed of leading negro citizens of the state, will have a big banquet in To peko on Lincoln's birthday, Feb. 12. It will probably be held at Hamilton hall, and will be the swellest banquet of the kind ever held in the city. Some negro speaker of national repute will be invited to attend, and the rest of the speakers will be Kansas talent. A committee of six to take charge of all arrangements, and select speak ers has been appointed. It consists of Prof. N. Sawyer, W. W. Fisher, Walter Evans, Daniel Hickman, Charles Lytle and James H. Guy. Killed by a Freight Train. Dodge City, Kan., Dee. 23. An un known tailor, who had worked a few days here for C. L. Peterson, was run over and killed by a freight train on a Santa Fe crossing here last night. He gave his name to Peterson as Smith and registered at the hotel as Fred Just. He said he had worked for a year In Bizbee, Ariz., and Peoria, 111. He was a man of good appearance. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Mrs. M. M. Bailey, wife of M. M. B.ii ley, passed away at her home in this city Friday morning. Dec. 22. 1905, at 2:15 a. m., after a severe illness f ten weeks duration. Mrs. Bailey was born i;ear Quinev, Mich., and prior to her marriage to Mr. Bailev was Louise J. Oulver, a daughter of V. W. Culver of Cold water. She lived near Coldwater until about 20 years ago.- when she came with her hus band to Topeka. Mr. Bailey is in the hardware business with his brother-in-law, Mr. W. E. Culver. Had Mrs. Bailey lived until January 13 she would have been 5 vears of age. Mrs. Bailey was a member of the First Congregational church, and in and out of the church she. in her lifetime, enjoyed a large circle of friends in thi city as well as in and about Qnincy and Coldwater. Her re mains will be, taken to Qnincy for inter ment, accompanied bv her husband. Mr. M. M. Bailev: her brother. Mr. W. E. Culver, and his wife, nnd Mrs. L. S. Wol verton, her niece. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at the resi dence. Dr. F. L. Hayes, her pastor, and Rev. D. H. Fisk will officiate. Music wdl be rendered by the choir of the church of which she was an earnest member. IT IS THEJLDEST. Uaptist Mission Erected in 1849 Still Standing. - Now Used as Stable on R. I. Lee Farm. AS AN INDIAN SCHOOL, Devoted to Manual Training of the Natives. Story of a Tisit of Got. Geary in 1856. The oldest building in Shawnee coun ty is located, five miles west of Topeka, on the farm of Robert I. Lee, and is now used as a barn. It is the old Bap tist Mission, erected in the fall of 1849. When built the site was half a mile south of the Kansas river, nine miles below Uniontown, the trading post of the nation, and one and one-half miles west of the great California road from Kansas City, Westport and Independ ence. It was located under the joint supervision of Major A. W. Cummins, a former Indian agent, and the site was selected because it was thought to be the most judicious one that could have been made. . The building was used for a manual labor school. Its dimensions were 85 feet long and 35 feet wide, with two cross walls of stone, three stories high, divided into 12 rooms, having 60 doors and windows. - The walls of the first story are two feet thick, the rest one and one-half feet ; thick. As originally put up the cost of the building was $4,800.There were several substantial log buildings about the premises, put up in 1S47, but they have long since van ished. On October 17. 1S56, Governor Geary and suite left Lecompton, designing to make a tour of observation through the southern and western portions of the territory. His escort consisted of a squadron of United States dragoons un der Major H. H. Sibley. The governor went from Lecompton to Lawrence, thence to Hickory Ridge, Ottawa Jaws, Osawatomie, Paola and Sugar Mound; thence westward via "110" to Fort Riley, thence down via Pawnee City, Manhat tan, Wabaunsee, Uniontown, the Old Baptist 'mission, Topeka and Tecumseh to Lecompton. As relating to Shawnee county the following extract is copied from the journal kept by the governor's secretary, dated November 5th: "Visited the Baptist Mission,, under the superintendence of Mr. Fox; found about thirty children in daily attend ance: many bright-eyed.intelligent look ing Indian children exhibiting great aptness in learning. Reached Topeka. where the governor was detained some time to transact official business; found the people quiet; town giving evidence of prosperity; eighty new buildings in progress of erection; ail kinds pf busi ness in a natural and healthy condition, and citizens attending to their ordinary pursuits. The company of United States soldiers stationed here ordered to winter quarters at Fort Riley. Passing- through Tecumseh, Big Springs, Washington and other places and visit- The Old Baptist Mission ing the United States troops encamped near Lecompton, the governor returned to his residence, after an absence of twenty days." About one hundred feet northeast of this building is located the oldest white burying ground ill Shawnee county. Tablets were dug up on this place dated 1S41, which was long before the founding of Topeka. This information was given by Mr. R. L Lee, the present owner of the farm. .- O. W. B. BIG JANUARY DOCKET. There Arc Two Hundred and Forty eight Cases Scheduled for Trial. I. S. Curtis, district clerk, has com pleted the trial docket for the January term of court. The docket for the term is an unusually large one and contains 24S cases. There are 71 state cases set for trial which is a dozen more than us ual. There is a light docket of city cases as there only eleven of these set for trial during the term. There are 126 cases which will be tried by the jury for the January term, while the court will hear 40 cases. The new docket indicates that there will be something doing all the time during the January term of court and that there will be little rest for either Judee Dana or Court Stenographer Charles Bower. The Harvest. Homer Hoch, in the Marion Record. The senator was dead. And in the night that brooded over his grave, human eyes beheld no star. For thirty years he wore the decoration of public honor, and sat in the high est council of the nation. With hair whitening with the snows of years he walked in the twilight of evening on the sunset slope. It was the hour when highest esteem should have come to one so iong honored by his country. But no. He had sown the tares, and the harvest was r:pe. And they who had called him friend left the old man to garner it alone. He stood there in the gathering shadows, convicted of conspiracy to defraud the government he had sworn to support. The voice of summons came and he passed into the night, a lonely wan derer on the untried path. The sen ate paid no honor to his memory. No solemn ceremony in the senate cham ber as accorded to his predecessors: no flowers; no eulogy; no mention of his name. Senator Mitchell was dead, but no official recognition marked the place where he had fallen. This is more than a sombre picture shading We will be Monday WE, WISH AEL,"A ERRY CHRISTMAS We will be open again for business Tuesday y 41 3 ssi2aS3 into pathos. This is tragedy! Tes, let charity throw about his memory the mantle of forgetfulness. As to the motives, the real temper of the man, we cannot judge, and we must not. The man wiil be forgotten, and it is wall. But the lesson of his life should live, and it will live, for it rests on the moral verities as old as the foun dation of the world. "For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes." ABOUT MR. ROBERTS. W. R. Hazen Explains His Connection With the Cooper Case. W. R. Hazen, attorney for Mrs. Cooper in her recent suit for divorce, is author ity for the explanation which follows: It is a correction of a report of the trial and particularly so with reference to the following lines, "besides the parties to this suit, there "are two witnesses who have butted in One of them, this man Roberts, as a match-maker, and the other a Mrs. McKay." Mr. Hazen, in his argument, did not make this statement nor did he in any manner criticise Mr. Roberts' actions, but on the contrary it appears from the testimony of all who knew of the facts prior to the marriage that Mr. Roberts was simply a friend of both parties through whom they first became ac quainted and that he had no further in terest in the marriage. The report was also erroneous in stating that Mr. Rob erts demanded an antenuptial contract. Such a contract was submitted to him by Mr. Cooper but he did not demand it as stated or approve of the contract submitted to him. Mr. Roberts has for many years been engaged in the real estate- business - in -this city, arid the reference in. the State Journal to his (From a photo by A. W. Brown.) as It Looks Today running a matrimonial bureau on the side was intended as a joke and would be so understood by those acquainted with Mr. Roberts but may have been taken seriously by those not so well acquainted with him. LESS SMALLPOX. Cases in Kansas Are Fewer by 300 Than Last Year. Washington, Dec. 23. Total num ber of smallpox cases in the United States from June 30 to December 22, as reported to the marine hospital service was 2.009 and the deaths 69. as against 5.192 cases and 156 deaths during the same period last year. This is an increase of 19 case in the Dis trict of Columbia and a decrease of almost 500 in Illinois, 65 in Indiana, about 300 in Kansas, 200 in Missouri, 1,2 2 6 in Ohio and 112 in Wisconsin. IX THE VAUDEVILLE HOUSES. There will be a plenty of theatrical at tractions In Topeka during the holiday week and one of the best of them wiil be at the Novelty theater. Manager Ha gen has secured the services of on excel lent lot of vaudeville artists, and the bill promises to be as strong as any which have been given at this popular house, and that is saying a good deal. One per former alone is considered to be among the unique vaudeville features in the country. He is Lee Lung Foo, the fam ous Chinese baritone. Chinese, as a rule, are not inclined to be musical, but Lee is an exception. He has a powerful, sweet toned voice, which has been thor oughly trained, and he sings in English. Other members on the programme- in clude West and Fowler. Dutch conieiii ans:Beliveau and Roberts, comedy sketch artists, and Appleby, the king of hail-joists. A visit from Santa Claus will be de picted with the moving pictures. Cook Who Was Scalded Given $305. The Santa Fe has confessed judg ment to the extent of $305 on a suit for $1,000 damages filed by Frederick Kemprench. a cook on one of the Harvey dining cars who was scalded in a railway wreck which occurred September 20 near Walton, Kansas. The suit was brought by Wm. D. Goddard, his next friend. Drank Strychnine and Died. Clarksburg, W. Va., Dec. 23. Charles Eberhardt of Steubenville, Ohio, 4 5 years of age, employed at a glass factory here, drank strychnine today and died. Carrie Gainer, 18 years old, was shot and killed tonight by her brother, aged 17 years, with a revol-er, at the supper table. The shooting was accidental. closed all day ( Christmas ) n r ! I I 1 1 . I THERE IS A LEAK. American Consular Reports Promptly to Germany. Cable Berlin, Dec. 53. German manufacturers have been taking advantage of leakaga in the American department 'Of state o obtain information sent to rue govern ment of the United States in the ruporta of American consuls. Ihi matter i3 row engaging the attention of the authorities at Washington. Complete tr&do recom mendations made by the United dtaics consuls have been reaching interested quarters in Germany with amazing promptness. Inquiry has shown that some one in "Washineton who had Imme diate access to the consular reports haa been cabling the necessary extracts from them to Germany, thus enabling the kai ser's enterprising captains of industry to make preparaxlons-before their American competitors were aware of the business chances offered. One of the early results of this discov ery probably '' will be the curtailment of the generous plan heretofore followed by the United States in distributing consu lar reports to all applicants indiscrimi nately. Germany keeps its consular re ports with military secrecy and no one but intending Teutonic bidders can pet from them any information regarding for eign business opportunities. TALKED WITH SANTA CLAUS. Charlie Williams Manages to Reach Him Over Journal Phone. ' Hello, Mr. Santa Claus, came from a clear young voice when one i of the State Journal telephones was answered last night. Evidently some mistake had been made in fixing up 'the connections at the telephone office for the grand old man of Christmas -time does not make office. " But this Voice was such a cheery one, so full of hope and eager ness that at last its possessor was to talk to Santa that it would have been a shame to cause disappointment, so one of the men was hurried out to find Santa and bring him around to tha phone. The old fellow was found in his workshop busily engaged in looking over that wonderfully intricate harness which he uses to hitch up his dozen rupted, saying: "Don't bother me now. I must see that this harness is all right for not a single strap must break. My load is going to be an awfully heavy one. The boys and girls have been pretty good this year and I am going to remember them all, and rty trip is n nnc T'irO trCt t 1 Ol 1 Tl d rtf thiriP-SJ a, juu uiii;, i v. ea" v ...... to attend to, so please don't troubla me." But that good natured smile for which, he is famed began to wreath his face and he added: "Still, I suppose I can break my rules just this once and talk over the phone to one of my children." He hurried around to the phone and this was the conversation which fol lowed: "Yes, this is Santa Claus, what s tha trouble?" "Well, you are not very busy, are you, Mr. Santa Claus, 'cause If you are, I rnpss I can wait." and there was just a slight tremor in tne voice. To h sure I'm busy." replied Santa and he chuckled softly, "but I guess I got time to talk to you. What's your name?" "Charlie Williams," was the reply in a little firmer tones. "Where do you live, Charlie?" "Two hundred and ten Quincy street." 'Oh, to be sure, didn't I call on you last year?" "Do you mean at the Sunday school?" "Perhaps it was . at the Sunday school." . , . - r - V... f T A Til SOrt y, IVII. otuitci. viaua, u t " l wasn't at the Sunday school festival last year but I wiil be this year." "You expect to g-t something there this year?" "Oh. yes, sir." "What do you think you'll get?" "A can of peaches maybe." "A what?" "Why a can of peaches to eat. They're good." "You want something else for Christ mas, don't you?" asked Santa, "Oh, yes sir, lots of things." "Well, how old are you, Charlie?" "Eight years." "Now what is it you want?" "Well, if you please, sir, I want a steam engine, and a train that runs on tracks, and a United States snare drum and a United States bugle horn and a , well, you don't .think that's too much do you, Mr. Santa?" "It's quite a bit," replied Santa. "Then I guess I won't ask for any more, and good-"bye, Mr. Santa Claus, and thank you, and be sure and don't forget me," and Charlie hung up tha receiver while Santa , heared a slight sigh and hurried back to his shop. RESULT OF A TURF WAR, New Orleans City Park Track May Go ia Receiver's Hands. New Orleans, La., Dec. 25. H. D. (Curly) Brown, organizer of the New Orleans Jockey club and through whose efforts Edward Corrigan became in terested in the American Turf associa tion, announced here today that he would begin receivership . proceedings against the City park track next Tues day or Wednesday. Brown said he holds $40,000 of the ciub-' stock, part of which he proposes selling to the Bush) and Condon combination.