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THE AKGUS, SATUKDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1891,
HAD A BEAL OF FUN
A Kansas Town Plays a Joke
TRIAL OF FETTIOOAT GOVEEHMEHT.
Jk. Wm Elected Mayor fcy the Boys"
ad the Jokers Hare m Chill the
' oKl Day When the Lady Begins War
nm Whisky Petitioned to iteotgn. She
Refuses, Although Uer Husband Is on
tho List, Together with Every Other
Kaa In the Town. '
Kiowa, Kan., Oct. 10. The male popu
lation of this city has grown tired
of petticoat rale, and every man in the
place has signed a petition calling on the
lady 'mayor to resign. Last spring the
people of this city thought it wonld be a
fine thing to fall in line and advertise the
place by electing a woman for mayor.
Kiowa Deeded adrertising and the boys
needed fan, so the wires were pulled and
Mrs. Mary E. Pax ton, the wife of a prom
inent merchant, was selected as the lady
npon whom the honor should fall. Mr
Paxton said nothing when the news was
brought that her name had been placed
on the ticket, but when it was also told
that the "boys" were having a deal of fun
over her name her eyes snapped and her
lips were firmly set as she said they
would hare more fun than they bar
gained for before they got through with
A Cold Day for the Jokers.
Now, Mrs. Paxton was and is a strong
temperance woman and is a prominent
and active member of the Woman's
Christian Temperance union, and when
the news of the "fun" the boys were hav
ing reached her ears she donned her bon
net and went on a still hunt and called
upon her fellow members to go to work.
The result was that Kiowa cast the heav
iest vote in her history, and Mrs. Paxton
was elected by a big majority. It was
opposed, of course, that she Would re
sign and the joke was considered the best
of the season. But Mrs. Paxton did not
come ot a resigning family. On the con
trary, she saw that the greatest oppor
tunity of her life had come, and f)-e
grasped it with such a tenacity that the
jokers had a chill.
Made War on the "Joints."
Mrs. Paxton lost no time, but when the
night came for qualifying she was on
hand and took the oath with a determina
tion that boded ill for those who viola
ted the law. Kiowa is in the heart of a
big cattle country, and the trade of the
town is largely dependent upon the cat
tlemen and cowboys. Cattlemen and cow
boys like whisky, and when they go to
town the "ardent" is considered part of
the necessary refreshments which they
must purchase. When Mrs. Paxton be
gan her rule her first move was to start a
war on every saloon in the city. She was
vigorous, and when she found that a con
stable or marshal was prone to bt slow in
following her orders she would deputize
Mother and go ahead. Her vigorous war
fare on the "joints" at last became so ob
noxious to the cattlemen that their trade
was deflected, aud the merchants began
to complain of hard times.
BOUND TO SUPPRESS WHISKY,
Sf the Town Died of the Operation A
Legal Loophole Found.
Mrs. Paxton was implored to "let np"
n the crusade business orthe town wonld
be ruined. But that was not what she
was there for and she said she would
break np the whisky traffic if all the other
trade in the city went with it. To show
that ahe was in earnest, she deputized a
special squad of police and started to
close every place which sold whisky.
In order to keep them them closed, she
gave the order to smash all barrels and
bottles and nail np the doors of The places.
This brought matters to a crisis with a
vengeance, for the cattlemen swore that
they wonld never trade in such a town,
and the merchants got a lawyer, who
fonnd that Kiowa had no ordinance pro
hibiting the sale of liquors, consequently
the mayor had no right to close the sa
loons. The result of this opinion was
that the "joints" went to the opposite ex
treme and now run with their doors wide
Eves Her Hnsband Recreant.
But the business men did not stop here.
They had enough, and they wanted a
mayor who wore trousers and wore them
tacked in the tops of his boots. So tbey
circulated a petition calling upon Mrs.
Paxton to resign, and in a short time
they had the signature of every man in
the town on it. Even Mrs. Paxton's
hnsband signed the paper, and his name
led all the rest. This document was pre
sented to the mayor by a committee of tL.e
most courageous citizens. They called at
her office in an annex to the kitchen of
her husband's home and laid the petition
upon the desk before her. Then they
fled. - What action she will take is Dot
known, but it is hoped that she may be in
duced to quit.
Will Fight It Out on That Line.
The whole town is in open revolt and
the men say tbey have had enough wom
an's foolishness and will rnn the place to
nit themselves hereafter; but Mrs. Pax
ton is the legal mayor and is backed up
by the whole strength of the W. C. T. U.
She says she will fight the matter through
as long as the is mayor, and will not
resign. The men have rather the best of
it at present, but Mrs. Paxton has written
to the governor and attorney general, and
will follow their advice. Her husband
has not been home since signing the pe
tition, but a she depends on him for sup
port it is thought she will resign rather
than stand the chances of a divorce suit
Association Clnb at Chicago.
Chicago, Oct. 10. After a great deal of
preliminary talk the American associa
tion yesterday made its first move toward
placing an Association club in this city.
The secretary ot the state yesterday is
sued articles of incorporation to the Asso
ciation Base Ball club of Chicago, with a
capital atook of 50,000. The incorporators
are given as Charles E. Rollins, Malcolm
McDonald, Jr., and W. S. Johnson.
THE WAY THEY DO IN GEORGIA.
A. Fatal Sunday "Difficulty" in Front f
a Coawtry Church.
SAVaJTSAH, Oct 10. A. S. Donning,
one of the leading farmers of Irvin coun
ty, died at his bom! Thursday, the result
of a gnn fiht last Sunday. For some
I tife ill feeling bad ' existed between Mr.
WB. Fnssetl and Ma? A. S. Dorming,
which grew oirt of the recent murder hy
masked men of the deputy sheriff of Ir
win county. Dorming had charged that
FuHsell was one of the axsassins. On Sun
day Fussell was in attendance at the
neighborhood Methodist church, of which
he w as a class leader.
Began Shooting Simultaneously.
In the midst of the services Dorming
drove np in his buggy. Fu.v-e!l went out
to meet him. The two men talked for
about five minutes, when simultaneous
shooting began, breaking up the congre
gation. Futsell was shot in the arm and
hide. Dorming received a bullet under
the right eye. this ballet goini; almost en
tirely through Lis head, resulting in his
t eal h. Fussell's wound is believed to be
ANOTHER JOINT DEBATE.
The Searles Will Case. .
SALEM, Mass., Oct. 10 "By agreement
of counsel" it was announced in the court
yesterday that the further hearing in the
Hearles will case has been postponed to
Oct. 20. This postponement, was made
at the request of the contestant's counsel.
There is no foundation whatever for the
rumor that Searles has offered to coinpro-nise.
4overnor Rnnftell, of MaAsacliuaetts, and
Henry Cabot Lodge.
Bostox, Oct. 10 At a conference yes
terday between the officers of the Repub
lican and Democratic state committees to
a -range for a debate upon "The Adminis
tration of Governor Russell" between the
Hon. John E. Russell and the Hon. Henry
Cabot Lodge, to be held in Tremont tem
pi 9 Oct. 23. it was decided that Russell
should open the debate, talking for three
quarters of an hour. Lodge to follow in a
speech of similar length, Knssell to be
allowed half an hour for reply, and Lodge
half an hour in which to close. Admis
sion to the hall will be by tickets, of
wl ich about S.200 will be divided equal'y
beiween the two parties. The Repub
licans will be seated on one side of the
ha 1 and the Democrats on the other.
That Babv Will Re Called Ruth.
J'ew York, Oct. 10. Ex-President
Cle. eland said yesterday to a reporter of
Th3 Times, in answer to an inquiry re
garding the name of the newcomer in his
house: "We have settled on a name, and
it ih 'Ruth.' This was the name of Mrs.
Cleveland's grandmother, and has always
been especially liked by her." Mr. Cleve
land spoke of the many telegrams of
felkitation received, one being from
President Harrison, and also of the num
erous presents sent by friends, and asked
that his own and his wife's thanks be ac
cepted in this public recognition as it is
impossible to return thanks individually.
Found Node and Dying.
OcBAT.Colo.. Oct. 10. Mrs. Mary Hall,
of this city, was found in a nude and dy
ing condition in the Dolores river.between
this place and Silverton. Mrs. Hall had
gone to Silverton to attend a mining case
in wt ich she was plaintiff. The case was
decided against her, and she left for home
in a v-agon with an unknown man. This
is the last seen of her nntil she was found
in the edge of the water. She died short
ly aftxr being found. It is not known yet
whether it is murder or suicide. The mti
she left Silverton with has not yet been
Paraell's Mother Hysterical.
Bordrstown, N. J., Oct. 10. Mrs. De
lia T. 3. Parnell, mother of the late great
Irish leader, is gravely ill. She has been
prostrated ever since the news was re
ceived of her son's death. It is feared
that tbe blow has been too great for her,
and thit her mind is unbalanced. Yester
day morning she got up from her bed, and
and in a greatly excited manner declared
that she was going to New York, where
she wo ild sail for Ireland for the purpose
of seek g her beloved son.
Beld for the Murder of Penrose.
Bcttb, Mont., Oct. 10. After a prelim
inary examination that lasted forty days,
it has been decided to hold Kelly, Hickey
and Detney, the suspected murderers of
Editor William Penrose, for trial in the
district court. The murder was commit
ted on June 9, and the accused are promi
nent in labor circles. The prisoners feel
confldect that they can establish their innocence.
Too "erroo for Any Cse.
HABTI ORD, Oct. 10. The post office at
Su ffleld. Conn., was robbed of -j0 and a
quantity of postage stamps Thursday
night by burglars who blew open the
safe, and who also took a number of gold
watches belonging to a jeweler in whose
store tbe office is located. A lady living
near by saw the burglars at work, but
was too frightened to give the alarm. A
posse is pursuing tbe thieves.
Had No Evidence Against O'Malley.
JEW O. '.LEAKS, Oct. 10. Much surprise
was expressed here when the case against
Detective O'Malley was nolle pressed.
O'Malley was indicted on the charge of
bribing tie jury which acquitted the Ital
ians accused of assassinating Chief of Po
lice Hennessy. When the case came up
for trial the state was unable to offer ad
missible evidence and the accused was set
Speculated In Grain and Is Dead.
CHICAGO, Oct. 10. Emanuel Cadden,
formerly a prosperous liquor dealer at
Wausau, Wis., committed suicide here
yesterday. Six months ago Cadden came
to Chicago with a good sized fortune aud
began to speculate on tbe board of trade.
After losing every dollar he had he went
to Washington park yesterday and blew
his brains tut.
Another Attempt at Train Wrecking.
West Midway, Mass., Oct. 10. An at
tempt was made here Thursday night to
wreck the 8 o'clock train from Boston. A
rock weighing 100 pounds was placed on
the track at a point where the train at
tains its grtatest speed between Boston
and Woonsocket. The pilot and connect
ing rods of the engine were broken, but
the train was not derailed.
Amerienm Humane Association.
Denver, Get. la The American Hu
mane association met in annual session
here yesterd ty. Interesting papers were
read by the Rev. A. A. Abbott, of Evans
ville, Ind.; Mrs. Carolina Earl White, of
Philadelphia, and Richard F. Reed, of
Natchez, Miw. Abner L. Frazer spoke on
the humane exhibit proposed for the
Changes in the World's Fair Directory.
Chicago, Ot-t. 10. At a meeting of tbe
board of directors of the Columbian expo
sition yesterday tbe resignations of E. J.
Jeffery aud Ii H. Kohlsnat were accepted
and H. B. Su ne and Franklin H. Head
unanimously i lected as their successors.
MOB LAW IN OMAHA
Resolved on at a Citizens' Mass
A HEGR0 STEUSa UP FOS BAPE.
Five Thousand People Adopt the w
Orleans Method of Showing Their Con
tempt for Their Own Laws The Jail
Raided and the Yietim Hanged Just
Ontitle the Court Yard to a Telegraph
Pole The Crime of tbe Wretch.
Omaiia, Oct. ia Tbe ccunty jail was
broken into last night by a mob of 5,000
citizens, aud George Smith, a young ne
gro 20 years of age, charged with attempt
ed rape on tbe person of a 6 year-old girl
named named Lizzie Yeates, was forcibly
taken out and handed to a telegraph pole
immediately outside the court yard. Last
Wednesday afternoon young Smith went
to the house of Mr. Yeates and asked Mrs.
Yeates if she had any g;ivb:ige she wanted
hauled away, aud receiving an answer iu
the negative he, the mother supposed,
Lynch Law by MaitH-Meeting.
But instead he returned, and picking
up the little girl, who was playing in the
yard, carried her to a barn a short dis
tance away and, tearing her undercloth
ing from her person, accomplished his
dastardly deed. He was arrested that
niiiht and Thursday morning was bound
over to the district court for trial. The
citizens, however, assembled and beld a
mass-meeting and decided that lynching
was the proper method of ending his
earthly existence. The citizens thn
went to the jail with the above results.
The little girl, although badly lacerated,
was not seriously injured and her ulti
mate recovery is anticipated.
Not Hi's First Similar Crime.
Smith, about two months ago attempted
to rape a 6-year-old colored girl on Cut-oil
island, a district lying in the bottoms be
tween this city and Council Bluffs, la.
That territory is now in litigation and after
being arrested by the Council Bluff au
thorities he was discharged, they claim
ing that they had no jurisdiction. Smit h
was a waiter by occupation and the sou
of respectable parents.
ADVICE FROM CHICAGO IRISHMEN.
Their Resolutions on the Death of Par
nell Walsh Condemned.
Chicago, Oct.-'0 At a meeting of the
confederated Irish societies of Chicago last
night at the Grand Pacific hotel, the fol
lowing resolution was adopted: "That
this meeting, while disclaiming any de
sire to suggest, much less to dictate, to
Irishmen respecting the leadership of the
Irish party, deems it essential to any plan
of union that no person prominent in the
persecution o' the late Mr. Parnell can be
at all recognized as in any sense accept
able to the Irish-American people."
Deplored as a National Calamity.
Resolutions were also adopted deplor
ing the death of Parnell as a national
calamity to Ireland and condemning. the
unchristian spirit and the monstrous po
litic il pretensions of the article on Par
nell's death attributed to Archbishop
Walsh and tbe foul and ruffianly com
ments of the journal called Tbe National
Press. At the close of the meeting a gen
erous amount was collected from those
present to defray the expenses of a mass
meeting to be held in the near future in
memoriam of Charles Stewart Parnelfc
Will Be a Great Demonstration.
London, Oct. 10. All indications point
to the Parnell funeral as one of the great
est demonstrations that Dublin will ever
have witnessed. The Parnellite members
of parliament have so far flocked together,
and show no signs of holding out an olive
branch. The Healy faction of tbe Irish
national party have decided, owing to tbe
threats made against them, not to attend
RETURN OF A DEFAULTER. .
He Appears at the Scene of His Rascality
After Fifteen Tears Absence,
ClNCIXSATI, Oct. 10. "Charles Cist is
alive and in Cincinnati!" was the start ling
statement that came from the court house
Thursday night. Fifteen years ago Cist
was the leading real estate lawyer of the
city, probably of the state. His clients
were rich and numerous and large sums
were often intrusted to him. One day he
fled the city, a defaulter as well as a heavy
debtor. The amount of his obligations
was never definitely known, but was
placed as high as 100,000. Detectives
followed him to Australia, but there the
clew was lost. Cist went to tbe court
house to see a former creditor and
thought his long, gray hair and beard
and slouch hat would sufficiently dis
guise him. But a mere accident brought
him face to face with an old attorney who
recog nized him.
Been Hiding at Chicago.
Cist consented to give an outline of his
life for the past fifteen years. After go
ing round the world he returned to Chi
cago, where he remained until last spring,
when ex-President Hayes and ex-Governor
Hoadly, who had been his warm friends
in other days, undertook to straighten
out affairs and did it so successfully that -all
claims were adjusted and Cist was
brought to this city and given a place in
tbe Old Men's home without either press
or public getting the slightest bint of the
matter. Cist is greatly changed and
broken down and will not be prosecuted
or molested in any way.
Played Seven-Up in Church.
Cbawfob.DSVII.le, Ind., Oct. 10. There
is great excitement at Wingate over the
arrest of a - young man and a young
woman for playing "seven-np" at a meet
ing in the Christian church last Sunday
evening. Adolphus Ochletree and Miss
Mary Prndy are lovers and went to
church together that evening. Not en
joying the prayers and songs Adolphus
tore the backs off a number of singing
books and manufactured a deck of cards
on the spot. The young people then
played "seven-up." They were arreBted
and fined, both pleading guilty.
Illinois Mine Inspectors.
Springfield, Ills., Oct. 10. These mine
inspectors were appointed yesterday by
Governor Filer: First district, Quentin
Clark, of Will county; Second, Thomas
Hudson, of Henry county: .Third, James
Freer, of Peoria county; Fourth, Walton
Rutledge, of Madison county; Fifth, John
U. Massie, of St. Clair county.
A Way-rp Wedding. "
Coloeajx) Sfkikgs, Colo., Oct. 10. A.
B. Froman and iilss Emma J. McHale, of
this city, wera married Thursday by Rev.
A. H. Lucas on tbe top of Pike's Peak.
This is the highest marriage on record.
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