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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 24, 1907.
The Warren M. Crosby V SPECIAL WILL BE October 25th, Prices quoted you have in will furnish A An..(. f Vi inr-n m The Champion IIeaT Weight AVrestlep or ureece, who win wrestle Criss Pearson, champion catch as catch can wrestler of Canada at the auditorium Friday night. Time called 8:30. Tick ets on sale at Stansfleld's Drug Store. Price of admission 60c, 75c, $1.00. Stage seats $2.00. y; v. c. a. cosvextiox. Three Hundred Ielegates Expecteil at the Ottawa Session. Ottawa, Kan., Oct. 24. The state T. "W. C. A. convention will open tonight, with a reception at the Baptist church. Friday morning will be the perman ent organization of the T. W. C. A., followed by a Bible hour conducted' by Rev. Thomas Young of Topeka. Friday evening there will be an ad dress by Miss 'Anna L. Brown, of New York. On Saturday- evening. Miss Mary Manroy of St. Louis will give a talk. Sunday evening the closing services will be held in the university chapeL About 300 delegates are expected. His Dear Old Mother. "My dear old mother, who is now S3 years old. thrives on Electric Bitters." writes W. B. Brunson of Dublin, Ga. "She has taken them for about two years and enjoys an excellent appetite, feels strong and sleeps well." That's the way PTlootnV Ritters affect the ae-rt and tie same happy results follow in all cases of female weakness and general debility. "Weak, puny children, too, are greatly strengthened by them. Guaranteed also for stomach, liver and kidney troubles, by all druggists. SOc. 4 ousing - Ws ? " fill i I-V Be An Early Buyer and Get in on the Saving In the Ready-to-Wear Dept. A fine Mercerized Black Satine Petti- f&Oj coat worth $1.50-for. : .... UOG In our popular Domestic Department fi l All Standard Prints yard 02U Good Wearing Shirtings, worth 10c htg yard sale price yard In our Money Saving Snb way Brighton CdA Inverted Lights each. ............... 0 UU Where There I. Always a Bargain. 619 Kansas Avenue. FUR NOTICE MR. E. W. BREIVOGEL, Representing NEWTON ANNIS, JFURRIER OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN' AT OUR STORE with a large showing of MENTS in all the most wanted kinds of Furs Fur Neck Pieces, Muffs, Etc. .. . SPECIAL ORDERS SOLICITED on any kind of garment. Come mind the purchase of something it to you in this way much cheaper in cfnp.lr. : : Warren M. POLLOCK TAKES HAND, Kansas City Theatrical ' Muddle in Federal Court. ' ' ' The authorities of Kansas City and Jackson county. Mo., are temporarily restrained from interfering with the operation of Sunday theaters in Kan sas City. Last evening Judge John C. Pollock Issued such an order tempor arily enjoining the above authorities upon an application made in the United States circuit court by A. L. Cooper of Kansas City,' attorney for the Kansas City theaters. . The complainants mentioned are Bertram C. Whitney and 13 others and the hearing upon an application to make the temporary injunction perman ent will be had Friday at 10 o'clock a. m., at Kansas City. Ordinarily Judge Phillips of Kansas City would have been the judge to whom an application would have been made, but the latter is absent from his district and Judge Pol lock was requested to act in his stead. A. L. Cooper came to the city last ev ening at 6:30 on the Santa Fe and re turned to Kansas City later in the ev ening after he had procured the re straining order. In making their prayer for an injunc tion the complainants state that an ef fort is being made to arrest them and their employes and place them in prison for an alleged violation of the Sunday labor law. They claim that a violation of the Sunday labor law has not" been committed and that performing on a stage is not labor within the construc tion of the word In this particular law. In the course of the order which was issued last evening Judge . Pollock- sta-. ted that- the court did not intend to' interfere with the enforcement of a Missouri criminal law but it was issued I with the purpose of restraining the city and county from interfering with per sons lawfully practicing a lawful pro fession In a lawful manner until the Jurisdiction of the court and the equity of the parties to the order should have been established. The following city and county offi cials were especially mentioned in the restraining order: Henry M. Beardsley, Andrew E. Gallagher, and Elliott B, Jones, police commissioners; Andrew E. Thomas, clerk of the criminal court; Albert Heslip, marshal of the criminal court; Isaac B. Kimbrell, prosecuting attorney, and Daniel Ahern, chief of police. HANDLE LARGE AMOUNT MAIL. Vhat the Weighing hy Uncle Sam Is Revealing. From information received from mail clerks, over 65 tons of mail mat ter was handled in Topeka In one week ending October 7, and the aver age has been but slightly under that for the weeks following that date. Fourteen tons of mail left Kansas City on one car on October 7, and only five mail clerks were detailed to handle the mass. During the same week. Rock Island-Omaha train No. 60, transferred 10.000 pounds of mail to south bound Rock Island train num ber 23 at McFarland. This mail was all to Texas points on the" Rock Is land. The Union Pacific and Santa Fe were handling still larger packages of mall for the various points on their lines. Did Better Than Roosevelt Did. Helena. Mont" Oct. 24 Harry W. Child, who accompanied William Loeb, specials aturdayim Co. FRIDAY FINE FUR GAR in and talk with him. If specially nice m Furs we than we could were we to Crosby Co. Jr., secretary to the president, on a hunting trip near the Yellowstone Na tional park, returned t.hJay. . He reports that the party had better luck than President Roosevelt had-in the cane brakes of Louisiana. Secretary Loeb, who Is still in camp, will leave for Washington Friday evening. FRANK TRUAX RIDES IN PUBLIC. Champion "Broncho Buster" Will Give Exhibition Saturday.' Frank Truax, who" gave a creditable exhibition of broncho riding at the ball park, will give another performance Sat urday afternoon which promises to eclipse anything of the kind ever seen In this cart of the country. His work last week was excellent from every stand point, though the attendance was misera bly small on account of the ball game at Washburn Park. , Frank Truax. Champion Broncho Buster. Truax is a rider of "more than local note and is the possessor of a diamond studded medal awarded him by the commission ers of St. Louis during the world's fair when he was proclaimed champion over all competitors. He has a string of half a dozen "outlaws" and a number of oth ers are promised by farmers living near the city. Truax will ride anything wear ing a horse hide and that without saddle or stirrups. A new feature has been added for the exhibition Saturdav. One of the wildest and fiercest horses in the bunch will be hitched to a buggy and two men will take places in the seat. The horse will not be bridled and there will be no lines of any kind or other restraint and 4he animal turned loose. The man who keeps his seat the longest will be given a prize of five dollars. Truax has ridden all over the United States, having traveled for years with wild west shows and like traveling ag gregations, riding the fiercest and wildest horses offered. He has been injured many times by horses falling on him and after wards trampling him, but has never yet attempted to ride an animal Without suc cess, though on several occasions the suc cessful ride was postponed until after he had recovered from Injuries received in the first attempt. The admission includes a seat in the grand stand and is 25 cents. LET CHINESE COME. Seth Low Says Only the Coolie Class Should Be Excluded. Chicago. Oct. 24. Immigration, with special reference to the Chinese exclusion act, was discussed by former Mayor Seth Low of New York in an address before the Chicago association of commerce. Mr. Low indorsed the socalled "Roosevelt policy" of excluding from this country only the class of Chinese known as "Coolies." "I am In favor of the purpose, but not the form of the Chinese exclusion act." said Mr. Low. "President Roofie velt is right in his policy of opposition to the slavelike labor of coolies in this free country. "It is an insult to an old, wise and proud race such as the Chinese to ex clude their students and great men from our shores. I am in sympathy with the great object of the Chinese exclusion act to keep the Pacific coast free from the numerical prepon derance of an Asiatic population. If there ever was a matter of publib policy In which the 'undesirable citi zen' doctrine should be enforced to the. limit it Is the immigration question. "Degenerates and people low morals are the most undesirable class es of immigrants. But there should be no educational tests. Physical fibei and stamina should be the chief quali ties required." THE ATTFXiL-WEEKS FIGHT. Featherweights Finally Agree on a 122 Pound AVeight at the Ringside. Los Angeles. Cal.. Oct. 24. Articles have been signed for a fight between Abe Attell and Fred Weeks of Cripple Creek for the featherweight cham pionship of the world on Tuesday eve ning, October 29th.- They will weigh in at 122 pounds ringside, stripped. Sixty per cent of the money will go to the winner and 40 per cent to the los er. Charles Eyton wiU be the. referee. v ii i ii Bl THE OTHER SIDE. James W. Going Discusses the Insurance'- Situation. Says Companies Are Not Making Much Money. NO TItUST FOR THEM. Beport of Combination to Keep Up Bates Unfounded. Prices Charged in Kansas Beally Too Low. James W. Going,, secretary . of the Shawnee Fire Insurance ' company says that the publlb does not under stand the Insurance situation. He de nies there is such -a" thing as a Are insurance trust to regulate rates. Mr, Going said today: "There Is a prevailing' opinion that the fire insurance , companies are banded together, and; that the prevail ing rates result from a -combination irusx or agreement. I am sure that the use of a microscope, or even a tel escope would fail to disclose such a condition, for it does not exist. How ever, it is my opinion that insurance companies should be compelled by law to charge the same rates: fthat in the rates of one company should be the same as those of another.) It should be as unlawful for a flro in surance company to.,-discriminate in rates, as It would be for , a railroad company. They both occupy the same relation to tne public. A fire insurance company should not De permitted to discriminate in fa vor of one of its customers to the de triment of another, for it would tend to encourage the one and to dis courage the other. . "It is the popular belief that fire in surance rates in Kansas are too high, out i ao not hesitate to make the statement that they are too low. The average loss ratio in Kansas for twen ty-two years, is over 52 per cent which is close to the danger line. This average is also reduced by the loss ra tios of previous years. , In 1885 the less ratio was a trifle over 38 per cent, while in 1905 it was over 66 per cent, and in 1906 41 per cent. . The average loss ratio for the past ten years will disclose that the msur ance companies in Kansas are leaving more in the state than they are tak ing out. I am aware of the fact that this is contrary to the popular belief, but "I am reciting facts and not evolv ing theories. Adequate rates are nec essary for solvent insurance com panies. ; "To have the statd infested with ir responsible companies from outside or from the inside would be a calamity almost as destructive as a visitation of grasshoppers. L - "Missouri is now engaged in a war fare against a certain class of com panies who are seeking to remove their domicile from tat state and from other states .o Kansas. Irre sponsible cofnpatiiea'do not make lower rates for tepbrisibfe'" merchants. In surance' companies that cut rates will be compelled sooner or later to cut their losses. This fact is patent to anyone who will investigate the sub ject. . . . "The insurance department of Kan sas stands as a bulwark to prevent the people being imposed upon by com panies lacking, integrity and flnanciaj responsibility. The law contemplates that the occupant pf the position be versed in insurance, and the men who have held that position in Kansas have reflected honor upon themselves and upon the state. The present incum bent, Mr. Barnes, is upholding the dignity of the office, and I am sure he can be . depended upon to follow his predecessors in preventing the people of this state being imposed upon. "The business of fire insurance from a national standpoint has afforded but a meager profit to the fire insurance companies. For the. past twenty years the profit in underwriting will not ex ceed two per cent on the invested cap ital. What little money is derived from the business is from the invest, ment account, as will be disclosed by consulting the statement of any com pany. The Investment account of k fire insurance company, bears the saino relation to its business that advertis ing would to the daily newspaper. The fire . underwriting is the subscription list. The average newspaper wouid make about the same profits from its subscription list alone that the insur ance company would make from its fire underwriting. "Fire : insurance companies should be conflagration proof and, in order to place themselves in that position, rates should be sufficient that reasonable ac cumulations could be made to provide for these contingencies which occur at regular intervals. "I again repeat that rates are too low and not too high. For a fire in surance company to cut a rate should be equivalent to cutting its throat, and should be prohibited by law. "The laws of Kansas and of the oth er states very properly require fire in surance companies to maintain a re serve. This would be absolutely mean ingless and without force and effect un less adequate rates were collected. A fire Insurance company that collected a rate 50 per cent less than It should be. would necessarily have its reserve depleted to the same extent. The re serve Is a protection to the policy Before anaemic t people use Scoffs Q their blood is thin and starved, their & general health poor, gi and their spirits depressed. After they use Scott 'a- Qi 4 Emtzfaio, Q O their blood is rich & Q and abundant, their general health ex- Q & cellent and their O & spirits bouyant. 4 2 Alldrureist. 50c u3 $1.00. holders. Inadequate rates will result In inadequate reserves. "Fire insurance is not a commodity, but modern conditions have made it a necessity. In place of rate wars there should be rate uniformity and co-operation. This would result in cheaper rates and would be a fulfillment of the noble and generous purposes which or iginally inspired the . organization of fire insurance companies where the many contribute- to aesuage the misfor tunes of the few. In place of offering encouragement to companies without assets and integrity, the various insur ance departments do and should further promote the financial integrity of the institutions which bear the burdens of taxations and comply with the laws of the respective states. Companies that disregard the statutes of the state oc- j cupy the same relation to the laws as the Kansas jointist. "This is the logical condition which should exist between fire insurance companies and the public, and which win preva.l before many years. DAWES WAS FIERCE. Attacked the Government and Defend ed the RockefeUers. . Chicago, Oct. 24. Delegates to the National Civic Federation convention today were eagerly discussing the re marks made at the meeting last night by Charles G. Dawes, ex-comptroller of the currency. Mr. Dawes made a sharp attack upon the federal department of justice. virtually charging the office of the at torney general with making "gallery plays." He said in part: "I can not say that it is intentional on -the part of the department of jus tice, but some of its actions look re markably as If favoritism was being displayed in the selection of the com binations to be investigated, and in the manner of attack...'- i . It is inevitable that the man who does things is in the public eye, and an attack upon him will always win pub licity. It is remarkable that, the cases handled by the department of justice always are tried in the newspapers be fore they get Into the courts." The speaker also criticised the magazine writer, who, he said, made a practice of attacking the men who ac complished great things in the mercan tile and financial world. He then entered upon a defense of the financiers of New York, assertlngr that many of the men who have borne the lash during the last four years are doing a work for the good of the coun try, the value of -which it is hard to estimate. "They are seeking, he said, "to up hold the credit upon which prosperity rests. - They are seeking to save the opportunity for the profitable con tinuance of men who handle merchan dise, of men in manufacturing enter prises and in all other walks of life." in conclusion, Mr. uawes urgea me amendment of the Sherman antitrust law so as to avoid implication that alt combines are of criminal character, and more specifically indicate which are criminal. The first address delivered in today's session was that of HerDert Knox Smith of the federal bureau of corpor ations, who spoke upon "Administra tive Regulations of Corporations." L. A. Tompkins or cnariotte, jn. speaking on "The Railways and the People," declared that interstate com merce had grown entirely beyond the control of any one state, and should be brought within one general federal jurisdiction." " ....... William J. scnienenn or xew lorn made an address on "Reasonable Agreements Beneficial to Commerce.' Herman Kiaaer or iew ioric spose upon "Printing ana jr-UDiisning, ine Only industry That xenas xowara in fusion. ' The afternoon was devoted to in formal discussions. MOTOR ROADS LV AFRICA. Auto Freight Service to Run Between the Congo and the Nile. In the .Congo Free State, under the direction of a central automobile de partment, more than a year s work nas been done in the construction of special highways and the establish ment of the forerunners or a networic of automobile freight lines. The road on which work is being most rapidly pushed, and on the completed portion of which freight is i now being transported, will be the j enterurises. It will connect the Con go with the Nile at Rajaf, only a short distance south or uonaoKoro, wnicn is now reached regularly by passenger and freight steamers from Khartum. When the freight road, is com pleted, in about two years, the upper Congo will have automobile, steam boat and rail connections witn tne Mediterranean, as well as steam trans portation to the mouth of the Congo and Europe. The starting point Is about 600 miles up the Congo above Stanley Pool. There are somd long stretches of navigation where the loaded auto mobiles will be ' carried on small steamers, but the total length of tne freight road will be 500 miles. The attitude of the natives along the Welle Maku toward the advanc ing enterprises is highly gratifying to the authorities. They give a hearty welcome to the whites. The chiefs have complained that the car rier service between the Belgian posts takes too many men from their usual pursuits, and the whole region is happy over the fact that the freight road will entirely do away with the caravans of porters carrying loads on their backs for hundreds of miles. Manzall, the most important chief of this section, on his own initiative, says that if they pay his subjects the usual price for work by the day the whites need not bother them selves with the question of labor sup ply. He will provide the men and take them from the villages near where the road Is being built. The entire road will be first class for the heavy hauling intended, and perfect drainage is being provided at every point. For some years the gov ernment has been experimenting with two or three types of automobile freight carriers. A well known English machine was finally rejected, chiefly on account of its excessive weight, and a Belgian wagon, especially built for tropical service, has been adopted, and is said to be satisfactory in all respects. The only change in it which the report recommends is that certain Congo in stead of European woods be used in the construction of the machines now building for the service. As fast as the road is completed the wagons are hauling - material and supplies to the roadbed, giving the machines and roadbed a thorough test. The loaded wagons travel at the rate of ten to twelve miles an hour, and it is expected that this will be the average speed between the Congo and the Nile when thesystemof highways is completed and the traffic Is , fully In operation. The . Motor World. in Friday IN OUR Boys' Dept. $5 Boys' Combination Suits here for $3 Friday we offer BOYS' COM BINATION SUITS, consisting of double breasted coat and two pairs of Knickerbocker trousers; made of best wearing cheviots and cas simeres; in checks, plaids and sol id colors, for boys" 6 to 16 years. Will wear like iron, every seam be ing reinforced, and the extra pair of pants extending the wear and life of the suit to the equal of two suits. They are made to fit per fectly and are a special bargain, being worth at least $5.00 of any one's money. We bought an en ormous quantity of them and in consequence can offer them JQ to you Friday at..... V Youths' $10.00 Suits for . . . . . $7.50 Touth's Suits 14 to 20 years; the coats are. . single or double breasted; Pants Peg top with wide hem for cuffs; the materials fancy worsteds and Cassimeres in fancy Brown and Blue Serges di"T Cf and Grays Friday p $1.50 Friday for Youths' long pants for school wear; In fancy Casslmere ana Worsteds. $2.00 quality. $1.95 Friday for Children's Long Overcoats in Navy Blue and Oxford gray colors. 3 to 8 size made in Military style with fancy buttons and emblem. 8 to 16 years have velvet collar and belt effect. Usual $3.00 values in other stores. 1 Q-i Friday for Iron Clad Hose, IOC 5 to 10. 25c quality. OP - Friday for Children's Union Suits. 3 to 10 vears. 50c quality. 7Q Friday for Boys' All Wool fC Sweaters, all colors. 6 to 14 years. OC. Friday for Boys' Knee Pants, double knee and seat, Z to 14 years.. , t . , . . t QQ Friday for Boys' for Boys' ' Madras and black Sateen shirts, 12 to 14 neck. 50c quality. O C Friday for Girls' Angora Tarns, in all colors. 50 to 76c quality. OQ- Friday for Boys' Fleece Lin 0?7C ed Union Suits, 4 to 16 yrs. 50c quality. ACtf, Friday for Boys' Dress IJC Shirts, woven through mad- Boys' hroug ras cuffs attached, 75c quality. 61 OR Friday P L.ZfiJ wear I Boys' Solid $2.50 val- WANT THE CHINESE. Salmon Packers Say No One Else Can Do the Work. Seattle, Wash., Oct. 24. The cannery men of southeastern Alaska are pre paring to make a fight in congress for a revision of the Chinese exclusion act, so as to permit the-importation of can nery laborers under heavy bonds. The cannery men claim that unless some step is taken to provide more Chinese laborers for the work in Alaska, the pack will have to be curtailed. At tempts to utilize white, Japanese anc Indian labor were not wholly success ful. It is claimed the Chinese alone, are satisfactory but under the existing law can not be obtained In sufficient numbers. NO GOOD FOR OSSIFICATION. Salvar Didn't Cnre Nick Erhart. So Ho Gets His Money Back. An interesting case in city court this morning was the suit of Nick Erhart, a Jackson county farmer, against J. A. Polley, a patent medicine "doctor" of To peka. The suit was for the recovery of $30 and costs, and Erhart got the decision Barga ue. of the offering and danger in store for hef, robs the expectant mother , of all pleasant anticipations of the coming event, and casts over her shadow of gloom which cannot be shaken off. . Thousands of women . have found that the use of Mother's Friend during pregnancy robs confinement of all pain and danger, and insures safety to life of mother and child. This scientific liniment is a godsend to all women at the time of their most critical trial. Not only does Mother's Friend carry women safely through the perils of child-birth, but its use gently prepares the system for the coming event, prevents "morning ; sickness, and other dis comforts of this period. Sold by all druggists at fi.oo per bottle. SooK containing valuable information free. f be Bradfield Beoulator Co., AUaala, Ga. AuctioW I will sell from my stock of Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Silverware $2,000.00 worth. This money I must: have at once. No goods reserved. Buy.it at once,; Sale begins Friday, Oct. 25 at 2:30, also 7:30, and oon tinues eaeh day, beginning at these hours (2:30 and 7:30 p. m.) until this amount . Is raised. My regular stock and all fine goods. Ladies espe cially invited. Handsome presents will be given them at close of each sale. Come - everybody and see the goods go, A. M. CROSS ' HOME JEWELER 827 Kan. Ave., Topeka, Kan. Extra Nice Potatoes, 60 lb. for 83c Armour's Buttercup But terine (High Grade) 2 lb. . for 35c Fancy Butterine Swift's "Lincoln Brand" 2 lb 25c 500 lb : California Hams, smoked shoulders, lb 9c Fancy Breakfast Bacon, by the strip, lb 14c Pure Country Lard, lb. .15c Best Kansas Coal Oil, gl. 10c 20c Bulk Coffee (fresh roasted) lb 15c Fancy New Evaporated Peaches, 2 lbs 35c 25 lb Sugar (Best Granulated, with a $5.00 order) $1.00. Try us on a . $5.00 order. We are getting mora of them every, ay. FRASER BROS.' C O. D. STORE Southeast cor. 6th and Jackson Sta. Dotli Phones SCO. The Store That Cats tlm srtce. . Witchof Wall Street GRACE COORTLAND Psychic Life Reader Advises on Business, Do mestic and Love Affairs. ' Parlors: 834 Quincy Street TM BUTOIMUTV TOI B til, SISAlGffl5Ct6AR always reliable? I'Hli UiWlV VAGIOBEi . faorta. lib on a foul. In his petition Krhart set forth that on November 10, l&S, he entered into an agreement In writing with the defendant, Poliey. Erhart had muscular rheumatism and desired to get rid of It. Polley had a concoction which ha called "Salvar." which he guaranteed to cure the plaintiff. Plaintiff was to pay him $30 for four bot tles of "Salvar," and if he was not cured ha should get his money back. He took the four bottles, but got no relief from his rheumatism, and therefore demanded the return of his $30. Polley refused to meet the demand, hence the suit. Polly' defense was that the plaintiff had ossifi cation instead of rheumatism, and It wa therefore not the fault of the medlcina that he was not cured. The court didn't seem to care a whoop what Erhart had, other than he had a written contract with the defendant to return the money If not cured, and testified, that he ai not cured. Judgment for $30 and coata. Is an ordeal which a women approach with indescribable fear loi nothing compares with the pain and horror of child-birth. The thought irmizipjin) EBB!