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TUESDAY EVENING.
TOPE K A. KANSAS. OCTOBER 22, 1912
Tuesday; evkntnq.
On Bale by newsboys at TV O CENTS
On trains and newsstands FIVE CENTS
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ON THELAST LAP
Campaign Plans of All Farties
Hare Been Changed
As a Result of the Injury
Col. Roosevelt.
to
ONE MORE IMPORTANT SPEECH
May Be Delivered by Each of
the Candidates.
Work Is Being Concentrated on
the Debatable States.
New York, Oct. 22. Campaign
managers are revising plans for the
windup of the presidential fight. Th'i
injury to Colonel Roosevelt, the volun
tary withdrawal of Governor "Wilson
from the stump and the fact that
neither President Taft nor Vice Presi
dent Sherman has taken part in the
active work of the campaign has re
sulted in changing plans in all '.hrce
of the chief political campaigns.
The ensuing two weeks will witness
The ensuU-g two weeks will witne. s
a concentration ui a,t,in.j j. -
tions where the respective manager.
believe the outlook is most favorai'e
for the capture of disputed ground.
Governor Johnson 13 to fill in most of
Colonel Roosevelt's proposed engapr-
mf-nta in the east and the Democr,
leaders are rushing a number of thir
chief speakers into Pennsylvania and
v-or vnrir to take ud the work
planned originally for Governor Wil
son. The Democratic campaign will ce.i
tor in Ppn nsvlvania from this time
forth, according to statements mad
here. A score of Democratic senators
in fntis-rppsmen who have Det-u
speaking throughout the country will
be sent into tne state tins wccn.. ...
the hope of making inroads on here
tofore solid Republican ground. The
Republican fight also is to be quick
ened in the east with a concentration
of forces in New York state. Secre
tary of State Knox is to deliver several
speeches in astern cities, including
Buffalo and New York. It is expected
that Senator Lodge and Secretary
Meyer will join the Republican speak
ing force, which already includes
Secretaries Nagel and Wilson. Forme-.-Congressman
J. Adam Bede and John
Harlan of Chicago who followed
Colonel Roosevelt throughout his en
tire western tour will stump New
Kngland and eastern states until elec
tion. Col. Roosevelt's arrival from Chi
cago today was not expected to alter
Progressive plans. Senator Joseph M.
Dixon had determined to leave to the
judgment of Col. Roosevelt's doctors
the question of his appearance October
SO at the big Progressive rally at Madi
eon Square Garden, New York, but
Progressive leaders were plainly hope
ful that the candidate would be able
to join Governor Johnson and Oscar S.
Straus in that demonstration. Should
he speak there Governor Wilson will
probably speak in the same hall at a
Democratic rally the following night.
President Taft will make one final
campaign speech according to an
nouncement from bis headquarters. He
will speak in New Y'ork November 2
at the dinner to be given to Charles
L. Hilles, chairman of the Republican
committee, and it is understood the
Fpeeeh will be in the nature of a "mes-
page" to the country such as Governor j
Wilson is to issue on the same day-
through the medium of the "Wilson
Marshall day" demonstration.
democratic leaders have determined
upon Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, Kan
fas, Nevada, and New Jersey as the
ftates where they will concentrate ef
forts to carry state legislatures in the
hope of electing Democrats to succeed
Republicans in the United States scn
p.te MADE HANGMAN NOOSE
For Half Century Meyers Made Ropes
to Hang Men.
Baltimore, Md., Oct. 22. The man
who for half a century made the ropes
which brought to an end the lives of
many criminals, is dead here. He was
William H. Meyers, 76 years old. H-s 1
made the noose which strangled Gui- j
teau, who murdered President Gar- '
field. He also mit.li the nun wh . hi
ended the life . f the iu.t..ri- s -X ri :. n, !
Horn in this city, more than fifty ; and s"e. with as '.ittle apparent con
years rgo, and !! ether murderers ; cern, I'-ft tht party and seated herself
i!'.ce hanged he -e. j at another table with the new comer.
The lives of the Mollie Maguires. ' While these two talked the three per
who were hanged at Pottsville and i sons with whom the young woman
Mauch Chunk, Pa., in 1S7S. were i had entered left the cafe. A moment
taken with ropes spun by Mr. Meyers, i later the throng heard a cry.
, ,. ii. c Hangings,
where his ropes were used.
GETS 6-LEAF CLOVER.
Oirl Sends Four for Luck and Two to
Beat Bull Moose.
Beverly, Mass., Oct. 22. President
Taft receeived yesterday from a little
girl a six leaf clover. The child wrote
that she was eight years old. said she
pent It, "four leaves for good luck and
two to defeat the Bull Moose."
AGE WEDS YOUTH.
leavemvorth Dentist Aged
rles Girl 16.
65 Mar-
Kansas City, Oct. 22. He was a
distinguished looking man, apparent
ly about 65 years old tall and erect,
with gray hair and gray mustache and
imperial. And sh'e was just a little
more than 16 and very nervous and
timid, as she stood waiting outside
the private office of John T. Sims,
probate judge of Wyandotte county,
on the Kansas side, while her escort
remained within for a few minutes.
The judge was sought. "Married?"
he said, in surprise. "Oh, no! We had
Just been talking business."
Then the visitor was found. "Mar
ried?" he said. "Yes, of course but
you can't put anything about it in
the papers I asked the judge to have
it kept out." And he chuckled with
assurance, refusing to disclose their
names.
Then Judge Sims confessed that the
distinguished looking man was Dr. J
R. Boyd and the young woman was
Mildred King both registered from
Leavenworth.
Leavenworth. Kan., Oct. 22. Dr. J.
R. Boyd is a pioneer of Leavenworth
and is widely known here. For years
he was a dentist, but retired last
summer after the death of his son,
Carelton Boyd, and had been living
at the Planters hotel. His first wife
died a year ago. Two daughters are
married and live in the northwest.
Miss Mildred King is the daughter
of a guard at the federal prison. She
had been working in a confection
ery store, where Doctor Boyd met
her Her parents were not made ac
quainted with her plans.
MEETING TONIGHT
Stubbs and Bristow to Speak at
the Auditorium.
Progressives Plan Rousing
Rally of the Campaign.
The Stubbs-Bristow meeting at the
auditorium tonight will call back recol-
ivluhs ui Lutr pu.nn uajs wnen toicn
light processions and parades were one
of the features of a political campaign
in Kansas. This is the first important
meeting in Topeka in the interest of
Stubbs' candidacy for United States
senator and a big parade on Kansas
avenue will precede the meeting in the
auditorium. There will be brass bands
and banners in the street parade and in
the auditorium both Stubbs and Bris
tow will handle the 1912 political situ.i
tion in Kansas without gloves.
Shortly after 8 o'clock this evening
the Kansas avenue parade will start.
Both the Knights, and Ladies of Secur
ity band and Jeckson's band will be in
the parade, while Marshall's band will
furnish the music at the auditorium.
Several hundred Stubbs enthusiasts will
march in the parade. Many of these
workers will carry banners with slogans
characteristic of the campaigns in the
early 90s. "Hear Stubbs Tonight,"
"Stubbs for a Square Deal," "Stubbs
Will Represent All People," and "Kan
sas Needs Stubbs in Washington," are
some of the declarations and state
ments contained on the banners to be
earned by the Stubbs followers
Both Stubbs and Bristow will tell of
tne political situation in the state.
Right here in Topeka, where the fight
ing is bitter and the Stubbs opposition
has been perhaps the most apparent,
Stubbs and Bristow will express their
frank and candid opinion of the men
who are leading the opposition to the
Bull Moose candidates on the Republi
can state ticket. Both men are moat
forceful speakers and ti.ey will lay
aside formalities in their statements
concerning the Kansas situation.
Preceding the meeting there will be
a band concert and pipe organ recital
in the auditorium. Speakine will begin
at S o'clock. W. W. Mills will preside at
the meeting and following the Stubbs
Bristow speeches, a short talk will h
made by some well known Shawnee
county Republican. This speech will
be in behalf of the Rennblican tickot
in this county and all county candidates
r-.ave oeen urged to attend the meeting.
FIGHT TO DEATH
Unknown
3ran and Woman
Kill Each Other.
Name of Xeither Known
Only One Outcry.
St. Louis. Oct. 22. In the crowded
Falstaff cafe in the heart of the down
town district a man and a woman
fought to the death at midnight Mon
day night. Neither has yet been iden
tified by thi police. No one in the
throng of Bohemians and after thea
ter diners could be found who knew
either of the principals in the tragedy.
A postcard may identify the man. It
was addressed to L. D. Morrell and
signed by Hannah C. Kelly, 36 Babbit
street, Dayton, Ohio. The woman wore
a wedding ring inscribed M. C. O'D to
A. P.
The woman was seated in the cafe
with two men and a woman when the
unidentified man entered. He went
quietly
to the table, called the woman
i ne man stood above the woman
aud plunged a knife into her body.
She screamed and they struggled intc
the center of the room where she
wrested the knife from the man and
stabbed him in the throat. He fell
dead and she sank down on his body.
A score of women fainted and men
fled. The woman died on the way to
the hospital without speaking a word.
The tragedy occurred without the
slightest warning. Within five min
utes the street above the Falstaff was
massed with people and more than 50
hysterical women were being cared for.
The double killing was so amazing
that investigation began slowly and so
far has been practically fruitless.
Search for the three persons with
whom the dead woman was dining did
not furnish even a clue to their identi
ty. Few persons could be found who
could even describe them. The wom
an's single cry before the first knilc
stroke was the only sound uttered by
either in the duel of 30 seconds. The
woman had been stabbed twice and
her fingers cruelly slashed before she
secured the knife.
At a late hour the police were toid
by one of the cafe owners who In fear
had fled at the killing, that the wo
man had been in the cafe twice with
the man who seemed insanely jealous
of her. He declared, however, he had
no Idea who they were.
Weather Forecast for Kansas. j
Fair tonight and Wednesoay. Slow- j
ly rising temperature. I
THEY WON'T Wk
Wilson and Prosperity Words
That Refuse to Unite
Says President taft in Letter
to John Wanamaker.
Beverly, Mass., Oct. 22. White House
officials have made public a letter
from President Taft to John Wana
maker of Philadelphia, dealing with
some of the issues of the campaign
and thanking Mr. Wanamaker in his
own behalf and on behalf of the peo
ple of the nation for his "splendid
work.'1 The president's letter dealt
almost exclusively with the tariff and
prosperity, which he declared was
largely due to protection.
The letter in part reads:
"Mr. Dear Mr. Wanamaker: I want
to thank you for the splendid work
you are doing for the success of the
Republican party in the approaching
election. I thank you not for myself
alone, but for the people at large who
have so much to lose, so little to gain
from a change of administration, who
will indeed suffer if a Democratic
president and a Democratic congress
secure the opportunity to make good
their platform pledges and an extra
session of congress is called next
March to change the tariff from a pro
tective to a revenue basis.
"The abundant crops of this year are
already operating to decrease the cost
of living to the American working
man, while there is every indication
that wages will be maintained. On
the other hand, our factories are run
ning full time, there are aounaant or
ders ahead, wages high and it is labor,
not employment of which there is a
scarcity. The wage earner is just on
the eve of garnering his harvest, and if
the existing conditions are not changed
by a political upheaval, we will se
the balance in the savings banks grow
in the next four years as never be
fore. "We have experimented in the past
with the tariff theories of our Demo
cratic friends. You will recall as
clearly as I do the distress which fol
lowed the passage of the Wilson bill.
Is there not a certain significance
in the fact that it is another Wilson
who would again subject us to such
an experiment. Wilson and prosper
ity are words that refuse to go to
gether in our American history.
"The election of a Democratic pres
ident would mean the election of a
Democratic senate and house and the
present congress has proved how sav
agely and with what recklessness the
Democrats would deal with the tariff
if they were in full control of the ex
ecutive and legislative branches of
the government. I can not understand
how any American voter can fail to
see that by throwing away his vote
on the third party or by voting to put
the Democrats in power in the White
House and in congress he is as surely
courting disaster as is the small child
playing with matches."
Chang of Plans.
There has been a sudden shift in
President Taft's vacation plans, and
in consequence he probably will re
turn to Washington for the winter
next Sunday. If the program as ten
tatively announced is carried out, the
summer White House here will be
closed Friday and the president and
Mrs. Taft will end their vacation
then.
With the change in plans came the
announcement that Secretary of State
nox will arrive in Beverly Wednes
day, to be the president's guest for
several days. Mr. Knox will accom
pany the president and Mrs. Taft on
a motor trip of two days into New
Hampshire and Maine.
There are many things about which
the president wishes to consult his
secretary of state. The Panama tolls,
the Mexican and Nicaraguan situa
tions and other diplomatic questions
that have assumed great importance
since Mr. Knox left for Japan, will
be taken up in detail by the presi- j
dent. No special significance is at
tached to the long visit of Mr. Knox I
with the president, but it was said
that many matters will come up which !
will require careful consideration. I
TRY TO KILL Wi
State's Principal Witness At
tacked Soon After Murder.
Sow Believed Auto Saved E. S
Moore's Life.
Wellington, Kan., Oct. 22. Since E.
S. Moore, the second hand man, had
been found to be a most important
witness in the McKnelly case, the of
ficers are wondering if the assault
on Mr. Moore a few nights after the
arrest of Otto has any significance
relative to the murder case.
As Moore was going home a few
nights after the murder he was as
saulted by two men. He was struck
with something that might have been
a sandbag. An automobile which
happened to come along at the mo
ment is believed to have frightened
the assailants away before they could
do any more harm. He describes the
men as one being small and the other
of ordinary height.
Mr. Moore has testified that Otto
McKnelly bought a .38 caliber revol
ver at his store on about September
6, and that there was another man
with McKnelly when he paid for the
gun. The officers are now trying to
find who this man was. and as they
are working on the theory of young
McKnelly's. guilt, they think it may
nM be improbable that McKnelly's
companion may have been responsible
for the attack on Mr. Moore, know
ing he wai an important witness
against McKnelly.
The officers believe they will get
some very important evidence if they
can find the man who was with Otto
when he bought the gun.
"I suppose you are proud of your wife's
literary success?" said the intimate friend.
"Yes." replied Mr. Stubbs. "Only I wish
she wouldn't insist on making the hero of
every novel a tall, athletic young man,
: . . t. . , I .. ..I....;.... 1 . t . . . .
Anvbodv can see that I am short, tut.
bald and compelled to wear specs." The
pathfinder.
TURKS ON THE RUN
The Sultan's Army Is Being
Pushed Back Steadily
By the Servian Forces Moving
in Four Columns.
HEAVY FIGHTING IS REPORTED
With Severe Losses on Part of
Both Belligerents.
The Moslem Retreat From Ela
zona Becomes a Panic.
Belgrade, Oct. 22. The four Ser
vian armies are advancing slowly into
Turkish territory, but are meeting
with stubborn resistance from the
Turkish troops, according to official
reports reaching here from the front.
The first Servian army, operating !
the direction of the fortress of TJsk ip
has reached the vicinity of Kumanova
only ten miles away from Uskup. Tho
Servian troops today captured th-s
j outlying positions around the town
and a general attack on the town it
self is expected today.
The Servian army approaching
Pristina along the river Ibar, had a
serious engagement yesterday with a
strong force of Turkish troops and
Arnaut irregulars, estimated by the
Servian commander at 40,000 men,
with ten companies of Turkish re
serves and four batteries of artillery
The fight took place In the Hocstld'd
pass, in the vicinity of the Servian
towns of Bashka and Yenipazar, on
the Servian frontier. The Servians
took the offensive and captured the
entrance to the pass after some very
heavy fighting. The Turkish troops
then retired and the Servians were
able to pass through on to the plains
of the Turkish province of Kossovo.
The Servian army was unable to ad
vance farther by reason of darkness,
but the weather generally is excellent
for military operations.
The losses of the Servian troops
were considerable while those of the
Turks are believed to have been very
heavy.
Another Servian arnjy operating in
the northern part of Novipazar ias
captured all the Turkish block houses
I and advance to positions around the
I town of Sienitza.
Tne first convoy or wounded readi
ed Belgrade today. It consisted of
about 15fl men, the majority of whom
were only slightly " wounded. Kinr?
Peter crossed the border in a motor
car and was enthusiastically received
by the troops.
Fleeing In Panic.
Athens, Oct. 2 2. The Turkish army
is fleeing In panio from Dhisikata on
the way to the Turkish town of Servia
in the north, according to a semi-official
statement issued here today. The
Greek troops are said to be pursulni
them vigorously.
When the Turks precipitately aban
doned the town of Elazona, it is said,
they left behind them their staff maps
and a million cartridges. They also
dropped during their retreat much of
their clothing and most of their engi
neering implements.
The total losses to the Greeks dur
ing the first day's engagement are
given as one captain, two sublieuten
ants and nineteen men killed and
seventy-five wounded.
The Greek troops in Epirus have
occupied the heights commanding
Grimbovo and those of Xirovouni. The
Turkish artillery fire upon the heights
of Grimbovo was without material ef
fect.
Greeks Cross Turkish Frontier.
London, Oct. 2 2. The armies of
Servia, Bulgaria and Greece continued
today to clear their way to their main
objective points, the Turkish fortresses
of Uskup, Adrianople and Servia, the
last of these a Turkish town on the
Grecian frontier.
Greek armies have crossed the
Turkish frontier at two points. In
Kpicus, on the west, they have occu- I
pied the heights of Grimbovo, while at
the eastern end they are pursuing the
Turkish troops to their base at the
town of Servia, where an important
battle is expected to be fought. The
taking of the town by the Greeks
would carry them appreciably nearer
to the Manastic and Saloniki road.
The Servians are probably having
the hardest fighting at the present
moment. Operating toward Uskup
and Prishtina and further north in the
district of Novipazar, they have to
contend not only against Turkish regu
lars but also against the Arnauts
fierce Albanian tribesmen. One of
their armies has advanced as far as
the city of Kuananova, the principal
town between the Servian frontier and
Uskup. The Servians have secured
possession of the mountai npass lead
ing to Prishtina,
Military authorities suggest that
King Ferdinand's Bulgarians will not
attempt to rush the fortress of
Adrianople, but will mask it and move
around it to the east or the west. The
reported intention of the Bulgarian
army to pass Adrianople and to head
direct for Constantinople Is dismissed
as impracticable by military men.
The distance is the same as that
from Dalny to Mukden in Manchuria
which took the Japanese army a year
to cover.
TO GET MORE GAS
Receivers Ask Permission to
Spend $600,000.
Complete Main to Tulsa Field
Their Intention.
Kansas City, Oct. 22. The receiv
ers for the Kansas Natural Gas com
pany will ask Judge Pollock of the
Kansas federal court today to author
ize them to extend the gas mains into
new fields under the receivership.
The reporj., it was "said, would not
mention the price of gas to consumers.
It was intended, if the court gives
assent ,to extend the partially com
pleted main to the Tuisa field. The
cost is estimated at $600,000.
JURY HEARS STORY
Girl's Mother and Lucile Cam
eron on Stand.
Life With Johnson to
Probed This Afternoon.
Be
Chicago, Oct. 22. The federal
grand jury today began. its investiga
tion of the charges that Jack John
son, the negro champion pugilist, vio
lated the Mann law in his relations
with Lucile Cameron, a 19 year old
white girl.
Mrs. Cameron-Falconette of Minne
apolis, the girl's mother, and Lucile,
who has been held in the Rockford
jail in default of $25,000 bonds, were
among the witnesses. The mother
ae-aln l-ilearled with the eirl to give up
the negro champion and also to tell ,
the jurors an sne couia regarumis
relations with the negro.
"Please, my dear, brace up and tell
all you know," she is said to have
begged of her daughter.
"There still is a chance for you if
you will give up the negro."
"Jack" Curley, fight promoter, who
was wanted in connection with the
case appeared at the federal building
and said he was ready to tell all he
knew about the affair. A search was
made for him yesterday but he could
not be located. Curley said that
Johnson and tne tameron gin iwu
been at his home only twice. The first
time was to meet her mother, he said,
and the other time when the champion
came to ask him to look after his pro
posed fights in Australia. Lucile will,
according to present plans1, enter the
Jury room and tell her story of ner
relations with the negro immediately
after her mother has completed her
testimony.
Has Fought His Last Fight.
New York, Oct. 22. From all ap
pearances Jack Johnson has fought
his last ring battle in any country.
The antagonism stirred up against the
colored heavyweight champion as a
result of his latest escapades is equiv
alent to pugilistic exile.
Australia is the latest country to
ostracize the title holder. Hugh Mc
intosh, the Antipodes promoter, ca
bled his representative in Chicago', W.
W. Kelly, to cancel all negotiations
for bouts between Johnson and Sam
Langford and Joe Jeannette or Sam
McVey. Johnson was to have re
ceived $50,000 as his end.
Johnson alone is responsible for his
deterioration as a drawing card. New
Y'ork City was the first to place the
ban on him; then came the entire
south, next the coast and then the
middle west. That virtually meant
the lowering of the portcullis of the
United States on Johnson as a princi
pal in a boxing contest.
To augment Johnson's troubles, a
move has been started in the middle
west to prevent Johnson from even
appearing on the stage in his exhibi
tion. In some of the southern states
a petition has been in circulation for
several weeks to bar Johnson's name
from finding its way into print. It
is now likely that the eastern period
icals will be asked to Join the move
ment. England will not stand for John
son. The Britons showed their ani
mus toward the champion by prohib
iting him from fighting Bombardier
Wells, and France will probably be
next to shut the gate in Johnson's
face.
Special Agent Bert J. Meyer of the
United States department of justice,
with four policemen, descended upon
Jack Johnson's saloon and served sub
poenas on all attaches to appear be
fore the grand jury.
They will be questioned not alone
concerning the Jeannette Dore case
violation of the Mann act, but about
other charges that have been made
since the federal autnorities Began
their investigation. A mass of testi
mony is being prepared for submission
to the grand jury. ,
With the United States officials
went Charles Erbstein, attorney for
Mrs. Cameron-Falconet, mother of
Lucile Cameron, who caused her
daughter's arrest in order to save her
from Johnson.
COUNTYJBALLOTS
Will Be 100,000 Printed for
November Election.
Topekans Will Have Chance to
Vote for 45 Candidates.
Work toward getting out approxi
mately 100,000 ballots for use in
Shawnee county in the election in two
weeks is being done by County Clerk
Zimmerman. The ballots include
about 40,000 general ballots, 40,000
ballots for the special questions1 sub
mitted to the voters regarding a
change in the constitution giving suf
frage to women; 20,000 township bal
lots and about 2,500 samples.
There will be five columns on the
regular ballots for the various politi
cal parties, which will appear as fol
lows; from left to right of the ballot:
Republican, Democrat, Socialist, Inde
pendent and blank. Despite the fact
that nomination petitions filed with
the county clerk before the primary
were bad, and were thrown out, suf
ficient votes were cast at the primary
for candidates whose names were writ
ten into the ballots to nominate most
of the county ticket. The Socia'ist
column, therefore, practically will bo
filled with the names of candidates lor
all offices.
In the city of Topeka the voters
will receive two ballots, one the reg
ular ballot catrying the candidates for
presidential electors, state and countv
officers, and the other carrying the
question as to suffrage. In the rural
precincts both these ballots and a thfr
on which are printed the names of the
township nominees will be given each
voter.
In the rural precincts there are 52
candidates to be voted for, including
the township officers. In the city ot
Tojeka there are 45 candidates for all
offices. Thi general ballots will be
much the same as those used four
years ago except they Will consist in
one jmn less, the Prohibition party
column being eliminated irj the pres
ent election.
The ballots probably will be printed
early next week to be ready for dis-
tribution the last of next week to the
various election officers.
MORE FINE WEATHER AHEAD.
Cooler
Today, But It Is Clear
Bracing.
and
The weather is cool but clear and
bracing today "Sunny" Flora, the lo
cal observer, looks for a fine moon
light evening and a delightful day for
the most part Wednesday. The fore
cast calls for a rise in temperature
Wednesday.
There was a light frost this morn
ing. In Wichita and Dodge City kill
ing frosts were recorded the first of
the season for those points. The wind
is blowing at the rate of seven miles
an hour from the northwest.
The hourly readings:
7 o'clock 35 11 o'clock 43
8 o'clock 38 12 o'clock 51
9 o'clock 41 1 o'clock 53
1.0 o'clock 46 2 o'clock 55
EVERS CUB LEADER
Contract Will Be Signed Friday
Announcement Soon.
Murphy Thinks He Can Play
Many More Years.
By E. S. Geiger.
Chicago, Oct. 22. The announcement
that Johnny Evers has been appoint
ed manager of the Cubs is to come offi
cially from President Charles W. Mur
phy on Saturday, providing the Murphy-Chance
controversy does not cause
a hitch. But at any rate Murphy will
hold the information no longer than
November 1.
There was no meeting between Evers
and the boss Monday. A conference
was to be held, but when the story
broke so unexpectedly, both the tro
jan and Murphy got busy on the wire
and effected a postponement. As near
as can be learned they are to meet
Friday when the contract is to be
signed and the announcement will
come officially soon after. Evers was
a hard person to find after the news
broke, the wise little Johnny not car
ing to be interviewed.
Incidentally with the assurance that
the story is genuine. Murphy refus
ing to flatly deny it, comes more rea
sons why the owner of the West side
organization has selected the Troy
youngster. Of course the fact that
John is the nearest approach to Mugsy
McGraw seems to be the strong fea
ture with Murphy. But he is credited
with saying that John has the ability
to talk intelligently in public, that he
is a good mixer and carries convinc
ing arguments (no intimation is made
here that this is a reflection on the
ability of Frank Chance or that he
lacked any of these qualities).
Murphy argues that Evers is the only
old timer on the team who retains
the speed of the famous stonewall
infield. He is married, has a family
and clean habite. He is popular in all
of the cities where baseball is played
and is as well liked in New York as
he is in Chicago, this despite the fact
that in 1908 his quick thought robbed
the Giants the championship when
Merkle failed to touch second. Then
another strong feature in Evers is the
fact that Johnny is of a build that
changes little.
Either in or out of the playing sea
son Evers takes on little weight, this
attribute making him to play the game
for a long time to come. Murphy is
of the belief that Johnny will still be
in the game when he reaches Hans
Wagner's age, and the veteran is close
to 43.
Johnny being but 29 years old now,
he would have a long reign at the head
of the Chicago National League organ
ization. ..lurphy is satisfied that John
carries the respect of every member
of the team and that they will play
;ust e.s hard for him as they did for
Frank Chance. Evers carries convinc
ing arguments, Murphy declares, has
the courage to go Into the thick of the
fight and fight for right and will keep
alive the fighting spirit that Frank
Chanee instilled into the team years
ago.
Murphy still declaies that Chance
practically released himself when he
told him in August that he would rath
er not manage the team.
"We must have a manager who is
willing to manage a ball club and who
is heart and soul in the fight." said
Murphy today. "I have nothing but
praise for Chance and he did his work
nobly. But he informed me he would
rather not handle the team so I sought
out a new manager."
MRS. DICKIE IS DEAD,
End Came Suddenly to Former To
peka Lady at Cedar Rapids.
Word was received today of the
sudden death this morning of Mrs.
W. G Dickie at her home in Cedar
Rapids, Iowa. It is not known as yet
the cause of death. The news is a
great, shock to her host of friends
in Topeka. Mr. and Mrs. Dickie
lived here for many years, movine to
Cedar Rapid3 about a year ago when
the Jensen Manufacturing company,
of which Mr. Dickie was president, !
was consolidated with a large cream-
ery supply house in Cedar Rapids.
Mrs Dickie was an accomplished
pianist and was a member of the
Ladies' Music club during the time
her home was in Topeka. She and
her daughter, Margaret, visited
friends here only a few weeks ago
and apparently was in the best of
health. She leaves a husband and
six-year-old daughter. The body will
be taken to her old home in Lancas
ter, WTis., for burial.
RGBBED MAN MISSING
Harry Callahan, who claimed to have
teen robbed of $185 by W. A. Kenney
and H. G. Coffman Sunday night failed
to appear against the accused men who
were being held at the police station
and they have been released.
The two men admitted that they had
been in the company of Callahan and
tonothr man but denied any knowledge
of the robbery. Callahan spent his
money while drinking, Kenney says,
and tiaen accused him of theft-
T. R. ISJT HOME
The Colonel Leaves the Train
at Syosset Station
And Travels Four Miles
Auto to Sagamore Hill.
In
PLANNED TO AVOID CROWDS
His Wishes Respected at All
Points on Journey.
Flowers the Only Token of a
Public Welcome.
Oyster Bay, Oct. 22. A week of
absolute rest will put Col. Roosevelt In
the best of condition said his physi
cians today. At the end of that time
if he follows the strict regime which
has been planned for him, it is ex
pected he will be able to take up the
campaign In its closing days.
The colonel reached Sagamore Hill
from Chicago today, walked unassisted
up the stairs and went to bed expect
ing to remain there most of the day.
When the automobile carrying Col.
Roosevelt reached the house the CJl
onel stepped out, declining assistance.
"It'a mighty good to be home
again," he said.
While a week was set as the period
of absolute rest. It was explained that
for a considerable longer time, Col.
Koosevelt must avoid hard work and
that it would be impossible for him to
attempt to make many speeches. Sev
eral weeks would be required for th
complete healing of the wound and
the knitting of the fractured rib.
Syosset, L. I., Oct. 22. Theodora
Roosevelt and party arrived here at
9:30 this morning. This place is fou.
miles south of Oyster Bay and the
train was routed thither to avoid any
crowd. Only a handful of person
were on hand when the colonel step
ped from his car and walked unasstbt
ed to an automobile. He was driven
immediately to Sagamore Hill.
The colonel was carefully wrapped
up before he got into the automobile
and wore the heavy army overcoat
with the bullet hole in it.
"I am feeling just fine." said the
colonel as he waved his hand to the
small crowd.
To the town folks at Oyster Bay
who were a bit surprised at not see
ing Mr. Roosevelt come in the follow
ing message was sent by his physi
cians: "Col. Roosevlt has stood the Jour
ney well, but we believe him in no
condition to stand the excitement ol
receiving his many friends at Oyster
Bay. He deeply appreciates their in
terest in his welfare.
"We regret the necessity of not lnn-i-ing
at Oyster Bay, but deem it better
for him to go from Syosset to Saga
more Hill."
When he arrived at Sagamore Hill
the colonel's wound was dressed and
he went to bed at once with instruc
tions to remain quiet all day. The
physicians said the wound showed no
ill effects from the trip.
After a conference with the doctors
George E. Roosevelt said this morn
ing: "Colonel Roosevelt must have a week
of absolute rest. If he has this ret
he possibly will be able to make his
Madison Square address, if he does not
get the rest, he will be unable to make
it."
Arrival In New York.
New York, Oct. 22. Col. Roosevcl.
and party arrived at the Pennsylvania,
station from Chicago shortly after 8
o'clock this morning.
The colonel was eating his breakfast
when the train pulled into the station
at S:0S. He made a hearty meal of
eggs, bacon, tea and bread and but
ter. In accordance witn plans pre-
viously arranged, there was no d-
monstration at the station. All per-
sons were barred from the train shfd
except members of the family. Tht
only ones who joined the party were
Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, jr.. Mr. a-id
Mrs. Douglas Robinson, the latter a
sister of Col. Roosvelt and George E.
Roosevelt. The colonel's special car
and the car of the physicians -nd
newspaper men was quickly detachau
and started for Oyster Bay. Dr. Lam
bert and Terrell said that the colonei'i
wound was oozing some, but that he
was in excellent conditioc. They issued
the following bulletin:
"Colonel Roosevelt is very cheerful
after a good night's deep. He is feel
ing very well and has stood the Jour
ney well.
"ALEXANDER LAMBERT.
"SCURRY L. TERRELL."
Color el Roosevelt and his secretary
were busy on the train yesterday look
ing for an old speech of the colonel's
r,n the trufrts. This sneech has bren
tho bisis of recr-nt criticism by Wm.
J. Bryan and after the secretary had
unearthed it and 'olonel Roosevelt
had gone over it he said he Intended
o rcplv to Mr. Bryan's criticism either
in a statment or in a speech.
Children Send Mowm.
Oyster Bay, Oct. 2 2. Flowers s-nt
tc Sagamore Hill oy tne "tcnooi cnu-
,iTu 0f Nassau coun'y were the only
tokens of public wel-om- planned for
ihe homecoming today of Colonel
R-osevelt. Out of consideration for
the colonel's health t rrangements for
deir.onstration at the railroad sta
tion were abandoned. A gathering ot
school children armed with flaRS. the
erection of an arch of wel -ome and a
muster of the Oyster Bay Progressive
club had been'planend, bu. these plans
were given up when telegrams were
i received from Dr. Lambert and from
j Theodore, RooEevelt, jr.. expressing the
hope that the townspeople would re
frain from any organized demonstra
tion. TOPEKANS RE-ELECTED
Mrs. Roy B. Ouild and Mrs. Wbocler
HoonrctI In Buffalo.
Buffalo, Oct. 22. Mrs. Roy B. Guild
of Topeka was re-elected here today as
president of the National convention ot
the Woman's Home Missionary Feder
ation and Mrs. W. C. Wheeler of Tope
Jca was re-elected corresponding secre
tary. Net year's meeting will b beid
at Kansas City, Missouri.

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