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3 axte The) 0 0 NEWSPAPER, m m f Kansas. The 0 Advertising Medium 0 f Kansas. Rftm VOL. XXIII. TWENTY PAGES. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20. 1901. PRICE FIVE CENTS. NO. 253. NO VICTOR IN GREAT GAME Neither Washburn Kansas Scored. Nor A CROWD OF 1,500 OUT. Cheered on by Great Throng of Adherents the Rival Elevena Battled to a Standatill-A Great Football Day. At Topeka Washburn college, 0; K. U., 0. At Klrksvllle Haskell. K; Osteopaths, At West Point Harvard, West Point, 0. At Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 6; Buck-nell, 0. At Chicago Illinois, "24; Chicago, 0. At Manhattan Manhattan, 29; St. Marys, 0. At Holton Holton, 84; Frankfort. 6. At Ann Arbor Michigan, 29; Northwestern, 0. At Lawrence Topeka High school, 24; Lawrence nigh school. 0. At Lawrence K. U. Scrubs, 6; Haskell second eleven, 0. At Buffalo Cornell, 17; Carlisle In dians, 0. At Annapolis Navel Cadets, 18; Le high, 0. At Vara Vvlr rSJiimVU 10. T7 m Htn A At New Haven Yale, 22; Pennsylvania Diaie college, o. At Princeton Princeton 83; Brown, 0. WEATHER INDICATIONS. Washington, D. C, Oct. 19. Forecast for Kansas: Fair Sunday and Monday; light variable winds. Hourly temperatures yesterday: 7 a. m 55 1 p. m. 73 8 a. m 68 2 p.m. 75 9 a. m 60 3 p. m "6 10 a. m 64 4 p. m 75 11 a. m 66 5 p. m 73 12 m. 60 6 p. m. 69 7 p. m 66 Maximum, 76; minimum, 55; precipitation, 0. WINFIELD JOINTISTS GET A HEAVY FINE. : 6 Special to the Capital. Wlnfield, Kan., Oot 19. Two Jolntists. Chod and Doc Thomas, were convicted In the police court this morning on forty counts and were fined $100 and six months in jail for each count. They appealed to the district court. If their sentence Is served out it will mean twenty years In jail and a fine of $4,000. 5 DID DUMONT GAIN PRIZE? Onlookers Say He Did; Committee Says No. ROUNDED EIFFEL TOWER. tt TRANSFER IS MAIE Col. Nelson of the " Star" Completes " Times " Deal. Both Papers Will be Issued From Star Office and Have Associated Presa Reports. Hemmed In by 1,500 wildly cheering ad herents the sturdy sons of Washburn col lege and Kansas university on Washburn field yesterday afternoon strained every nerve and faculty and muscle without avail. As twenty-two young men, the best types of nerve and brawn and sinew and agility of their schools, disentangled arms and legs In answer to the referee's final whistle, they strode off the striped field equally victorious, equally vanquished. The only 1901 meeting of the football elevens of the Blue and the Crimson and Blue had closed without a soore 0 to 0. And a great day it was In Topeka. The town was turned over to the college man-also the college girl. Colors were everywhere. Topeka for the first time made an event of the contest The fronts of business houses were gay with the hues dear to the hearts of the collegians. On ooat lapel, on jacket and on canes everywhere the colors blossomed. The Rock Chalk men were here In force from Lawrence. Two hundred of them accompanied their idolized Jayhawkers to the battlefield. The day was a beauty. A trifle too warm, perhaps, for the players, but It suited spectators to a T. The sun shone out in all Us October warmth and the breeze was light The street car service was excellent and hurried the throng to the ground with dispatch. In cars, on bicycles, in carriages, on horsebaok and afoot the M TTT X. Jl cruwu lurgeu w aaiiuui nwaru. The people at the game were In holiday ftttlre. On entire side of the field was taken by turnouts of all descriptions, swagger and commonplace, from the lumbering stage coach and four which a TC. U. crowd had, to automobiles. Washburn turned out with colors and noise as she never did before. The band, accompanied by a hundred megaphones and a thousand rooters, rather overshadowed the bursts of university enthusiasm. Over on the west side ths open stand, whloh holds 800 persons, was Jammed. Certain sections were set apart for the students of greatest lung power of the rival schools and here the enthusiasm found its best expression. Men with cloth of blue on stioks beat time for the Washburn cheering and the rival cheering sections whooped it up and groaned alternately. The groans were the comments on the other fellows' cheering. Triangular shaped pennants of blue on sticks had been plentifully distributed and were seen everywhere. The game was a magnificent one from the grand stand point of view. The spectators, as the teams, on their toes and motionless awaited the signal for the play, were silent and almost breathless and then as the opponents clashed and shoulder dug shoulder, broke forth with waving flags and whirlwinds of applause as the favorite teams passed or were pushed back over the chalk lines. The grand stand, for the most part made up of Washburn contingent, as the ball was carried from the Blue's fifteen yard Una to the nine yard line of the University during the short period of five minutes in as many downs, was a sea of Blue, Every person In the bleachers was on his feet at this exciting stage of the game. The long wrangle following, when Washburn was on the K. U. 15-yard line marred the smoothness of the game. Just as Washburn had made her 75-yard swoop down the gridiron and as Mehl was thrown after a dash through the left side, the ball was taken away from him by NofMnger. The referee's ruling was that the ball was down before Washburn had lost the ball. Both of the officials agreed to this, but the university men refused to play if this ruling was admitted, and a nw rrferee be riven. After an hour's wrangling K. U. was given the ball and White was authorized to act as referee and Page as umpire. Page has In former games proved a satlcfactory official, as he did In yesterday's game, with the exception of two decisions to which Kansas objected. He was changed from referee to umpire under fierce protest and as a last resort that the game might be fin. ished. The university players claimed the ball had been taken from them as a penalty on the Washburn 15-yard line and raised the kick as a means of retaliation. Washburn. Position. K. U. Ritchie center Hess pttppi right guard Lauthan Dadlsman left guard ....Dodds Maxwell right tackle Brumage Cunningham ....left tackle ...incent Cave rlht end Nofsineer O. Anderson left end Hicks Worsley quarterback KUler Meni left half Buzzl P. Anderson : " , fullback Jenkinson Umpire! "m. White: referee. Page; linemen. Leach and Sherman: timer. Mo-LauKlln. Length of halves, 27 and 2o minutes. The goal of each team was endangered once during the first half but the ball was between the twenty-five yard lines of the two elevens during the greater pr i t of the game. K. TT. excelled in quick, fierce lino bucks and Washburn in long end runs and team work. The University had the Special to the Capital. Kansas City, Mo., Oct 19. W. R. Nelson, owner of The- Kansas City Star, today com pleted the arrangements for the purchase of the Kansas City Times and the transfer was formally made. The Star will make uss of ths Associated Press franchise of ths Times and run a morning edition. The morning edition will be known as the Kan sas City Times all but Sunday, when the regular Sunday edition of the Star will be issued and furnished to ths subscribers of both papers alike. The policy of the Times will be the same as the Star in the past, viz.: Independent Republican. Otherwise it will be run as a morning paper under the name of the Times. The old Times management will retain their office and office fixtures and will occupy the same for some time to come In settling up some of the debts and other affairs of the paper. Nothing is included In the bill of sale to the Star but the subscription list and the morning Associated Press franchise. It Is expected that the new policy will go into effect on Monday next, but no definite announcement of this has been made yet HL Deutscb Insists Balloonist With His Airship Fairly Won the $20,-000 Prize As Result of Deci sion Money Ooes to Poos. long guide rope hanging and white canvas propellers whirling arcund, while those below distinctly distinguishing the the loud buzzing of the motor. Santos-Dumonit rounded the Kiffel tower between the second and top mast platforms at about sev enty-five yards away from the tower. The balloon pitched somewhat when coins: against the' wind, and Santos-Dumont when he descended, said the motor suddenly stopped while the balloon was a little distance from the tower. He thought He might have to descend, but luckily he succeeded in getting the machine started again. From that time on, during the trip, the motor worked satisfactorily. TILLMAN IS VERY ANGRY Doesn't Like That Booker Washington Episode. KANSANS SHOT WELL Members of 20th Make More Points Than Fourth Cavalry. On Ft Leavenworth Rifle Range Kan-sans Hade 612 and the Regulars 533. JOKE ON YODNG BROKERS. They Dealt In Unheard of Stocks and Then Had to u Set 'Em Up." New Tork, Oct 19. It is not often that stocks not on the regular list or in the unlisted department are dealt in on tho stocit exohange, but today orders were received for Pennsylvania preferred, a stock of which no one in Wall street or out of it had ever heard before. It was the feature, and in fact the only feature, of the afternoon's market. Some of the exchanges newest brokers as well as one or two of the older ones were Induced by the prevallng excitement to jump into the mar ket and buy and sell the stock. At about half an hour before closing there was a general bull movement in the neighboring saloons. The very young men and their companions in misery bought and bought refreshments for their tormentors until the places closed up. There were rumors at 1:30 that something was going on in Pennsylvania pre-fered. Nobody knew exactly where these rumors came from, but there was a starting up of inquiries as to what the move ment meant. Young Mr. Sternbach of C. A. Missing & Co. and William Coster of Coster, Knapp & Co., were heard explaining to inquirers that Pennsylvania preferred was an fcssue recently made to cover the purchase of Norfolk & Ohio and Western New York & Pennsylvania. When some people seemed a bit puzzled by this plausible explanation, a wink from either of the brokers put the matter in its true light and their statements were not openly questioned. Broker Sussdorff. who Is a Pennsylvania specialist, was one of the first to be winked at. He at once began bidding 220 for Pennsylvania preferred. Absolutely nothing else was going on, and gray headed veterans of the street hustled one another and shouted bids and acted as though the day was the most critical they had seen In years. In the midst of it all an order came to young A. O. Brown of C. I. Hudson & Co. for 2.000 shares of Pennsylvania preferred "at the market" He went out on the floor and Dick Bros. & Co. sold him 500 shares at 233. There was at once a leap in the price of the stock, and it advanced to 2C0 before Mr. Brown could make another purchase. He got the remaining 1.500 shares of his order at the top price. Mr. Brown causrht somebody laughing and kicked himself severely in the seclusion of his telephone booth. The hooting and laughing became general, and the victims were made to buy wet goods. Paris, Oct. 19. The Santos-Dumont air ship ascended at St. Cloud at 2:38 oclock this afternoon and five minutes afterwards began to round the Eiffel tower. Santos-Dumont completed his trip successfully. but a question has arisen as to whether it was done within the time limit thirty minutes. M. Deutsch says the aeronaut won the $20,000 prize, .The committee. however, declares M. Santos-Dumont took thirty minutes forty and four-sevenths seconds to complete ths trip. Santos-Dumont has made several trials for the Duetsch prize, but has always Just failed. July 13 he came near being killed. The condition for the winning of the $20,000 Deutsch prize it that the trip from St Cloud to the iffel tower and back must be made in half an hour. Santos Dumont started at 7:40 o'clock the morning of July 13. He reached the Eiffel tower in fifteen minutes, turned around It and had begun his return trip when the motor failed and the aeronaut ripped the silk of his balloon, fearing disaster unless he could quickly reach the ground. The balloon pitched forward, headforemost, into a clump of trees in the Rothschild estate, near Boulogne, where it was caught and suspended in the branches upon the opposite side of the Seine front the starting point. Santos-Dumont was not hurt A number of spectators had congregated upon the platform of the Eiffel tower to watch the trial. They cheered the balloonist as he rounded the tower. The wind, which was lacking during the first part of the trip, sprang up after Santos Dumont started on the return Journey, and was probably responsible for the collapse of his machinery, as the balloon was seen to turn partly over on Its side. Santos Dumont started today for the first time at 2:29, but on leaving the park his guide rope caught in a tree and he was obligeb to descend. He started again at 3:40 p. m., rose twenty-five yards and then pointed for the Eiffel tower, the balloon going in a straight line. It was seen through field glasses to arrive at the tower and round it The time up to that point with the wind In the balloon's favor, was eight minutes and forty-five seconds. It returned against the wind and made slow er headway, but still in the true direction for St. Cloud, which it reached In the total time of twenty-nine minutes fifteen seconds. But Instead of descending imme dlately Santos Dumont made a broad sweep over the Aero club grounds with the result that another minute and twen ty-flve seconds were consumed before the workmen seized the guide rope. Thus technically Santos Dumont exceeded the time limit by forty seconds. The enor mous" crowd which had gathered inside and outside the grounds gave the aeronaut a tremendous ovation. , As his basket came within speaking distanes, Santos Dumont leaned over the side and asked: "Have I won the prize?" Hundreds of spectators shouted: "Yes, yes," but Count De Dion, a member of the committee, threw a damper on the en thusiasm by saying: GETS OFF COARSE TALK. Senator of Pitchfork Fame Relieves Himself of Characteristic Remarks About the Negro's Invitation to White House. Special to the Capital. Leavenworth, Kan., Oct 19. Members of the First Kansas National Guard defeated the share-shooters of the Second squadron of the Fourth United States reg ular cavalry on the Ft, Leavenworth rifle range today. The shooting was spirited and interesting. The Kansas boys led by only one point up to neon, but In the end they were seventy-six points ahead. The total points were: Kansas, 612; Fourth cavalry, 636. It was an excellent day for shooting. The shooting was witnessed by nearly all the officers at Ft Leavenworth and many privates of the Fourtn cavalry, and the two artillery batteries. Colonel Metcalt and Captain Scherer of the Fourth cavalry engaged in a little bulla eye practice before the regular contest The contest was conducted under the regular army regulations and the Kansas boys fell right in on it The contest was between six men on each side. The open ing was at bulls eye target at 200 and 300 yards. The Kansas boys came over with old style Springfield rifles, but they alternated and did half the shooting with the Krags of the Fourth cavalry soldiers. In turn the Fourth cavalry soldiers had to do half their shooting with the old Springfields. The second manner of shooting was at silhouettes at 600 and 600 yards. The three figures were used. Each sharp shooter fired forty shots, twenty with the Spring- fields and twenty with the Krags. The Kansas boys handled the Krags to good advantage. On the other hand the Fourth cavalry boys could not use the Spring- fields well. Private Floodlne made the highest score, 126 points for the cavalry. and Captain Clark and Sergeant Tophain 122 each for the Kansans. Special to the Capital. Fort Scott, Kan.. Oct 19. Senatoi "Pitchfork" Tillman" of South Carolina lectured here last evening to a large audience on a "Plea to the People," which developed Into a political address which proved unsatisfactory. Senator Tillman today gave out the fol lowing signed statement regarding President Roosevelt entertaining Booker Wash ington at dinner: 'President Roosevelt has an absolute right to eat with any man he may choose to invite. He also has the right to have colored men and women call on Mrs. Roosevelt and dine with the family. He has the right to have his children asso oiate with negro children and in time to become himself grandfather of a mulatto. All of these 'rights' are on all fours. The obligation of the color line in case carries with it the possibility of all the others. It is a natural sequence. If it is the pur pose of the President to solve the race question this way he is welcome to enter upon it, but millions of American men and women of the North and all the whites who live In the South will leave him se verely alone in his new found role and take care we do not become a race of mon grels." mendable. but says the President aimed a direct Insult at all Southern notions when he placed a negro at the same table with his family. Governor Chandler was outspoken In his denunciation of Roosevelt saying: "No self-respecting Southern man can ally himself with the Presi dent sifter what has occurred. The step has done the Republican party no earthly good, and it wlU materially injure Its chances In the South, The effect of tha Jones appointment is largely neutralized." New Orleans, Oct 19. Everyone knows that when Mr. Roosevelt sits down to a dinner In the White house with a negro he that moment declares to, all the world that in the Judgment of the President of the United States the negro U the social equal of the white man. The negro is not the social equal of the white man. Mr. Roosevelt might as well attempt to rub the stars out of the firmament as to try to erase that conviction from the heart and brain of the American people. The New Orleans Daily News says In an editorial: "In the face of the facts It can but appear that the President's action was little less than a studied Insult to the South." The New Orleans Dally Item, the only Republican paper In the dry, says: "The Item does not believe that the courtesv shown Booker Washington by the President Is an attempt to break down the barriers that society has edrected between the races." The New Orleans Picayune says: "The Picayune regards this act on the part of the President as an official and not a social matter, and therefore has no crit icism to make In the present Instance. Birmingham, Ala., Oct 19. Unfavorable criticism Is heard on all sides of President Roosevelt entertaining Booker T. Wash ton. The Ensley Enterprise In this week's Issue heads an editorial on the matter: "An American Disgrace, and Humiliation to the South." RUSSIA WILL RENDER AID Much Sympathy Fety There for Miss Stone. SIR. DICKINSON'S PLANS. He Will Remain at Sofia Till the Kid naped Missionary Is Liberated Difficulty of Communication With Brigands Explained. IT GOES DOWN HARD. SET NEW PRECEDENT. ALL THE GUESTS GOT AWAY But Many Had Their Property Stolen During a Hotel Fire in Texas. Continued on Page Slx-J Houston, Tex., Oct. 19. The Hutchlns bouse, a large four-story hotel, was burned at an early hour this morning and it was believed that the fire was caused by in cendiarism. There were about 300 aruests in the house, ail of whom escaped in safety and without injury. Many of them lost heavily in property, however, as thieves raided the hotel while the fire was In progress. The loss Is placed at $110,000 on the hotel and furnishings, with insurance of $7.5,000. Tenants occupying the ground floor suffered loss by water amounting to $15,000, partially covered by ir.turar.ee. The house was built forty years ago and was one of the best known ho;els In the southeast, Committee Said No. "My friend, you have lost ths prize by forty seconds." Numbers of the onlookers protested against this announcement, but Count De Dion said: "That it is the decision of the committee in accordance of the rule of the contest." The crowdv however, refused to accept this view and a warm discussion ensued the majority of the spectators taking the grounds that Santos Dumont was entitled to the prize because he reached the grounds within thirty minutes, although he had not descended immediately. The aeronaut, after protesting against the decision of the committee, finally shrugged his shoulders and remarked: "Anyway, I do not care personally for the 100,000 francs. I intended to give it to the poor." Got a White Rabbit The crowd persisted la declaring that Santos Dumont had won. A number of ladies who were present threw flowers over the aeronaut. Others offered him bouquets and one admirer, to the amuse ment of the onlookers, even presented him with a little white rabbdt At this moment Mr. Duetsch himself ar rived at the club grounds. He advanced, embraced Santos Dumont shook hands with him and said: "For my part, I consider that you have won the prize." The crowd then gave the two men a great ovation, cheering heartily for Santos Dumont and Deutsch. Santos Dumont claims that he won the prize because he reached the park within the time, and that the original rule3 governing the contest made no mention of having to touch the ground within the thirty minutes. The dispute Is due to the action of the committee, which some time age modified the terms of the contest by Inserting the latter stipulation. Santos Dumont at the time protested and refused to be bound by the fresh regulations and strenuously upheld this view with the Count De Dion and other members of the committee on descending today, finally declaring that he considered that he won the prize and would not try again. If the money was withheld it was not his fault A FAST R1DE0N SANTA FE. President Yoakum, of 'Frisco, Takes More Than Mile a Minute In Oklahoma. Oklahoma City, Ok., Oct. 19. B. F. Toa kum, president of the St. Louis & San Francisco system, was given a swift ride over the Atohison Topeka & Santa Fe. Thursday night Mr. Yoakum stated that he had to go to Purcell on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe on Important business and made application to the agent, O'Neil, for an engine to take his party and One private car to that point v The local officials of the Santa Fe at once fixed up a scheme to give President Yoakum a "ride for his life." Yardmaster Peters was sent for, told that he was to act as engineer and what would be ex pected of him in the way of fast time. The engine was coupled to the president's pri vate car and started out of the city at full steam. A short distance from here, while turning a curve, all the dishes were thrown from" the table. President Yoakum compelled his porter to crawl over the tender of the engine and tell the engineer not to run so fast, that he was not in a hurry. The engineer did not heed the request and when they pulled into the yards at Purcell It was discovered that the run of thirty-three miles had been made in twenty nine minutes. President Yoakum at once presented the engineer with a box of cigars, treated the crowd and asked that nothing be said. Southerners Freely Fxpress Them selves on President's Action. Richmond, Va., Oct 19. President Roosevelt Is severely criticised here by Democrats and white Republicans for hav Ing Booker Washington, the negro educator, as a guest at dinner. The Republi cans of prominence will not allow their names to be quoted, but privately they are talking plainly. "Roosevelt has simply furnished the Democrats of this state with campaign material," said one of the big leaders. "I am disheartened and disgusted. Our chances of carrying Virginia were most encouraging, but I am afraid the President has cost us thousands of white votes." The Richmond News says: "At one stroke and by one act he has destroyed the kindly warm regard and personal af fection for him which were growing up fast In the South. Hereafter we may approve his policies and admire his qualities, but It will be impossible for us to feel as we were beginning to feel, that he Is one of us and olose to us, or our President He has put himself further from us than any man who has ever been In the White house." Hissed at Theater. A Colored Girl Admitted to North western University. Chicago, Oct. 19. For the first time la the history of Northwestern university a colored girl has been admitted as a student boarder In one of the dormitories for young women. She secured accommodations in Chapin hall only after a prolonged dis cussion between the members of the Wo man's Educational Aid association, which has charge of the dormitories. The mem bers were divided as to the advisability of admitting the young woman, for they knew that their action would set a precedent for all time to come. The young woman is Miss Sarah Ellis of San Antonio, Tex., and she registered yesterday as a student in the department of music. She came to Evans ton after an extensive correspondence with Prof. P. C. Lutkln, dean of the school of music, but it was not known until ahe arrived that she was colored. She had never made mention of the fact in any of her letters to Prof. Lutkln or to the members of the Educational Aid association, although she sent her credentials from two school she has been attending, both well known Southern colored schools. St Petersburg, Oct 13t Chartmanc Tower, United States Ambassador to Rus sia, has returned here from Berlin and Is continuing his exertions in behalf of Miss Stone, the kidnaped American missionary. The Russian foreign office is saowtna sympathy and willingness to assist Mr. Tower. He has seen Dr. Dlmitrls Standoff. the Bulgarian representative fcere, and through him has Informed the Bulgarian) government of the Intense interest taken In the case In the United States. Mr. Towes learned through Dr. Santoioff, that th (Bulgarians have cleared the frontier region where the brigands are supposed to be biding of the entire population ta order tq surround the brigands more effectively. According to the latest reports receivers at the embassy, the brigands are tnolmed) to surrender to Bulgaria aad It to still hoped. In view of Consul General Dicklr son's negotiations, that Che lite of Miss Stone will be saved. WILL MARRYAGED LOVER. Girl in Her Teens Disregards Protests of Her Indiana Relatives. Kokomo, Ind., Oct 19. After a struggle with protesting relatives and a personal altercation with the girl's uncle Captain Milton Garrigus of this city, commander of the Indiana G. A. R., and a well known Republican politician, will be married next Wednesday to Miss Marie Thomas, an or phan. The groom is 70 years of age. Miss Thomas will be IS Wednesday and free to marry whom she pleases. Miss Thomas was raised on the farm of her uncle, Henry Edwards. Adjoining the place is a farm owned by Captain Garri gus. Garrigus and the girl met frequently and letters passed secretly. When Ganigus and Edwards met there was a scene. The same day the girl left her old home and sought shelter with her lover's friend. FOR BIS FAMILY'S SAKE. An Escaped Convict Allowed Himself Recaptured So Wife Could Get Reward Money. Money for the Poor. M. Duetsch said he would give 25,000 francs to the poor, notwithstanding the decision of the committee, but Santos Dumont declined to accept the offer as a solution of the difficulty. There was a large assemblage of people at the Eiffel tower, and considerable in-t-resrt was manifested in the experiment in other parts of Paris, groups of people gathering in the streets to watch the progress of the elongated yellow ballooa with Wichita, Kan., Oct 19.-Josepb Pabst, escaoed convict, for . whose recapture a reward of $50 was offered, caused a friend to betray his whereabouts at Hutchinson, that the reward of $50 might be collected and given to his wife and children who needed money. Pabst was taken back to the penitentiary today. Free Entertainment by Merchants. Special to the Capital. Clay Center. Kan.. Oct 19. Clay Center merchants gave a free entertainment to their county patrons today. The features were a balloon ascension, trapeze acting. football game and fireworks In the vening. The football game was between Clay Cen ter High school and Clifton High school, and was won br the home team. Score 12 to 6, ANOTHER EMPORIA FIRE. Fine Livery Barn and Fifteen Horses Destroyed Loss Will be $8,000. When pictures of President Roosevelt were shown at the Bijou theater last night they were hissed. The pictures were re moved and the audience cheered. This was nothing, however, In comparison with the cheers that went up when McKlnleys picture was presented. Louisville, Ky., Oct 19. "The President has eliminated the color line from his prl vate and official residences and with pub lic office is hiring white Democrats to whitewash it down South." This editorial paragraph In the Louisville Times, the afternoon edition of the Courier-Journal, expresses very meagerly what Kentuck- ians seem to feel all over the state on the Booker Washington Incident Charles F. Grainger, Democratic candi date for mayor, said yesterday: I draw the line on that There certain ly must be some mistake. I oan't believe the President did that" George Wessinger Smith, lawyer and chairman of the Republican campaign committee .said: "It Is too new a proposi- a t m . f a. uon ior me. inoi looiung ai n irom the standpoint we have been taught to look at it, but considering this question from the standpoint of the philosopher, I am compelled to admit that I am unable to philosophize." Ex-Governor Bradley refused to talk. Memphis, Oct 19. The first pub lication of the facts of the Roosevelt-Washington dinner caused a storm to break here, and its force has increased greatly today. It has been the absorb ing topic of general conversation In all pubic places for two days. Senator Mc-Cormick and Representative Pabbson, both of whom are here, are out In caustic interviews upon the President and the two daily papers are denouncing his action in unmeasured terms. The Memphis Scimitar, which has had a strong Repub-licon leaning since 1S96. is especially bitter. TKursdav It denounced the affair as a damnable outrage," and yesterday, un der the heading "A Declaration of War, it asserts editorially that had the President proclaimed that he would use the army and navy to put the negro in political and social control where he was In numerical majority, he could have committed no more heinous crime against the South. Savannah, Oct 19. The announce ment that the President had entertained Booker T. Washington at dinner in the White House caused somewhat of a shock in Savannah. Many who have no love for the negro condemn the President roundly, while others regard the act not as that of an Individual, but as that of the President White Republicans, who are very few here, will not discu?s the matter. Those who have adverse opinions withhold them, as the President has received many invitations to visit Savannah which he has practically accepted. Others uphold the President, but do not like to give gratuitous expression of their views, because they fear they might be misunderstood. Insult at South. Atlanta, Oct 19 Public sentiment heri condemns the action cf President l;oose-velt in inviting Booker Washington to dine with him. Everyone concedes that that Washington's self-advancement and Lbis efforts to elevate Lis race axe corn- Special to the Capital. Emporia, Kan., Oct 19. The finest and largest livery barn in town, owned by P. Newton, was almost totally destroyed late tonight by fire. Fifteen horses and twelve carriages and buggies were included In the losses. The barn has recently been re-equipped and the buggies were almost new. The building, stock and equipment was valued at $10,000, and was Insured for only $4,500. As some of the best hacks and all of the harness was saved, the loss will amount to from $8,000 to $8,000. The fire was discovered at 11:30 o'clock and was then burning fiercely. As ths barn Is centrally located In one of the best business blocks In the town. Including the new $75,000 court house, which was In Imminent danger for a while. The fire was extinguished before the surrounding buildings were damaged to any extent. Constantinople, Oct IB Neither W. W Peet treasurer of the American Blbi house, nor Spencer Eddy, secretary of th United States legation had received an news up to today from the missionaries who are searching for the brigands who kid napped Miss Ellen M. Stone aad her companion. Mm. Tsilka. Messrs Peet and Eddy had a long' conference today as ta the advisability of reinforcing the search- ers. but decided that the present arrange ments sufficed. Consul Dickinson remains at Sofia an will operate from there until the liberation of Miss Stone Is accomplished. The difficult nature of the country han dlcaps the searchers and heavy rains havs Increased the difficulty of traversing tha paths which are the only means of access to the hiding places of the bandits In tha rugged mountain range. Thick mists generally envelope the region In autumn, preventing even experienced mountaineers from traveling. Early In the week one of the missionary searchers actually located the band and was ap proaching their retreat when the brigands apparently fearing the approach of troops. shifted their quarters and track of them was again lost Now, however, that tha troops have been recalled, the directors ol the search are hopeful of making better progress, though they point out that even after the brigands are found the negotla tlons may be prolonged especially in view1 of the lack of telegraph facilities. IS GENERAL DEWET DEAD? Six Boers Say That He Hasn't Been Seen for Some Time. Is Halifax, N. S.. Oct. 19. The prosperous and thriving town of Sydney. Cape Briton, was almost swept out of existence today by a fierce conflagration which started abolut 2 o'clock. The flames, which were fanned by a forty-five mile gale, swept Durban, Natal. Oct 19. General Da wet's recent Inactivity has produced ths Impression among military men that he Is either dead or incapacitated through illness or wounds. According to a letter from Pretoria a prominent Boer recently wrote to a friend there relating the terrible hardships suffered by the Boers la the field, especially from a lack of surgeons. "Dewet, for example," wrote this Boer, "suffered the most terrible agony before he died. He was wounded in ths shoulder by a splinter from a shell and the wound gangrened in consequence of It being dreised with dirty rags." Five Boers captured at different places recently said Dewet was dead, but give throught the principal business portion of different version of his death. the town, causing ruin and devastation Four blocks of the finest business buildings are In ashes. The-only thing that saved the city from total destruction was a heavy rain storm which set In after dark. The wind decreased In fury and the firemen and hundreds of miners succeeded in getting ths fire under control. Over sixty buildings ' are In ashes and many more are badly scorched. The buildings were nearly all large wooden structures and they burned so fiercely that It was impossible to save any of their contents. The fire Is supposed to have been started by the bursting of an oil stove. It Is Impossible to estimate the loss at present but it is roughly placed at between $100,0''0 and $500,000, of which not more than half Is covered by Insurance. The flames were under control at 10 o'clock. Against these reports is a statement oS Piet Devllllers. the field oornet, recently taken prisoner in the northeastern part of the Orange River oolony, who said that on the morning of his capture he took breakfast with General Dewet POLICE BATFIND OWNER. Indiana ManTurnsOver a Package of Money Found Eight Years Ago. Indianapolis, Oct 19. John Miller, residing ten miles south of this city, called upon the police thi3 evening on a strange mission. He produced a pocketbook contak ine a large sum of money, which he says he found eight years ago on tne puDiic highway, and which fact he immediately published in the newspapers, crcering 10 return the pocketbook If the owner would prove it to be his by describing the book and content a In the eight years that he has held the treasure he has received over 300 letters asking about it and giving dfcscriptione of pockttbooks that the writers claimed to have lost. None of these descriptions fitted the particular find, and Mr. Mi'.ler has despaired of ever finding the owner. He ask3 the police to take up the search and, in case th owner Is not found, be re-question ihat the money be turned over to some charitable institution. The police refuse to say bow mush moDy tia book contains. - MRJAY WOfTTBE PRESENT Secretary of State Declines Invitation to See Czolgosz Electrocuted. Albany, N. Y., Oct lS.-SecTetsry of BUtt Hay In a letter to State Superintendent of Btate Prisons Collins declines ths invitation of th La' tor to designate aa offlclaJ representative of the government to be present at the electrocution of Czolgoss, the murderer of President McKJnley. The letter of Secretary Hay says: " "While thanking you for your court eT it Is not considered expedient to have s representative of the government on the occasion you refer to." NOTES FROM FOREIGN LANDS MILAN A remarkable duel with sabers has taken piace near Leghorn between Lieutenant Kerivera of the artillery and Signor Ferritin They fought seventy-two rounds, and. although actually slashing and thrusting at one another for an hour and forty minutes, they both escaped with Blight cuts. ROME -Sal vatoro Quintavalll. the anarchist ho returned from ths United States with Bresct the assassin of King Humbert, has ben committed to prison by the court ot Porto Ferrajo, Island of Elba, on the charge of being an accomplice of Bresci. LONDON Sir Richard Henn Collins, lord justice of appeal, has been appointed master of the rolls, in succession to Sir Archibald Smith, who has resigned on account of ill health. PARI 3 A dispatch to the Temps from Constantinople under today's date confirms previous dispatches to the effect that the Lorando claim over 1'a'.(M Turkish for money loaned some sears azo t th porte. Is still unseitiea ana says that the rumor that the governw ment of Turkey has agreed ta the French demand la untrue.

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