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- Si i . : lO CENTS A WEEK, Oil THE STAND Col.BreckinridgeTestifiesA";;! Todaj". His Revelations are as Revolting as Ever HE IS PLAIN SPOKEN. Gen. Butterworth Finishes His Cross Examination.: The Court Then Takes a Short Recess. Washisgtos. April 2. The carriage ride of August, 1892, when Miss Pollard had said Col. Breckinridge tad made the first formal proposal of marriage to her, was the first subject to which Col. Breck inridge addressed himself when he took the sttnd.in the court room today. He denied with his customary reitera tion that any such ride had taken place, or that he had made any proposal, or that he had talked over family matters. Then continuing he said: "I never asked the plaintiff to give up any child; I never knew plaintiif had any living child; I never at any time spoke of mar riage to the plaintiff before the death of ray late wife." Denying the conversation which Miss Pollard said took place at the Hoffman house to th effect a company had been formed by Whitney' and Fairchild, which lie was to represent, he said he had not Been the plaintiff on the 30th of April; that he had not been absent for a moment from the side of his wife that day, as he had not been married forty-eight hours. He never had any business arrangement with the gentlemen mentioned, never contemplated a visit to Europe; never spoke of intending marriage. Then 3Ir. Butterworth called his attention again to the interview in the office of ijajor Moore,. "ily recollection is that It was a much shorter visit than Major Moore has said," he continued. "It was rapid and excited; the young woman did most of the talk ing. This statement Mr. Breckinridge de cides to make to correct an impression Majof Moore1 had given that the conver sation had lasted a much longer time. He went over the conversation hereto fore given in this interview, and which included the statement to the plaintiff that "I will marry you the last of the month if God don't interpose." There was no attempt he said, to keep the mat ter of the interview secret from the news papers. Mr. Butterworth asked the witness w hat interviews he had with Miss Pol lard prior to the interview of the 17th with Major -Moore. The witness then rela'ed lu detail the . interviews that oc curred and the substance of the conver sations as he remembered them. These included ihe interview with Mrs. Thomas the afternoon of the 16th of May when he left Mi6s Pollard in a real or simulated fainting condition. On the next day, Sunday, while at the Riggs House, in answer to a card sent 10 his room, he saw her in the ladies parlor and had an amiable and friendly conversa tion with the plaintiff. At this time the latter expressed regret at what had occurred along the street and in Major Moore's office. Plaintiff gave him a schedule of what she would want in the way of underwear and other clothes prior to the trip to New York. They parted with evidence of good feeling ami sincerity on the part of the plaintiff to carry out the agreement be tween them whereby she was to go to New York. ' That evening a boy came to the hotel and said Miss Pollard wanted to see him with a message requesting that he take her to Mrs. Blackburn's, where she wanted to stay all night. He took her to Mrs. Blackburn's house. Monday she came back again Jo the hotel and presented him with another schedule for clothing. She wanted a lit tle more money to make preparations to go away. The next day she sent him a note aud they took lunch at the Shore ham. They talked again of the trip to New York, and she told him the name of the physician in whose care she haa put her self, and the witness told her that this doctor was a comrade of his in the war. The next day after this the plaintiff came to see him again, and on the niarht of Monday they saw Mrs. Blackburn, who, after hearing the explanation, said she would wash her hands of the whole matter. Mrs. Blackburn approved the agree ment for the plaintiff to go to New York. The following day the plaintiff again came to the hotel and a conversation ensued between them as to a further conference which it was proposed should be held with Major Moore prior to her going away. As he described how he had waived her off. Col. Breckinridge gesticulated very impressively with both hands, and explained the whole interview in panto mine. There was a tragic inflection to his tone as he closed the account of the visit to Mrs. Thomas with "then I left her." There was a constant reiteration in the defendant's denials. He would frame them in every possi ble form of negation of time, place and manner. -There was no further explanation to give. I could give no further explana tion, and Mrs. Blackburn said she would wash her hands of us: would wash her hands of people who engaged and acted in that way and could give no ex planation of it," was one of the charac teristic sentences. Continuing the description of the sec ond visit to the major, he said: -YVe agreed to say that she was going to New York to have a child; that I was the author of her pregnancy. e agreed on all but one point. She in sisted crying several times, that I should tell Major Moore I was the only man who had ever been intimate witu" her. I declined to do that. I said I had jut myselX ia the power ' of her and 7 EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 2, ;vr foore already, and I would refuse . ann t iRt I harl Kri ur-orl her V. n . . - . , 1,4 . X. - back, 1 saw the gleam bosom. I said: 'You Jo me,' and she said. I I myself, if I do on any- bouy" Then lt-WT fi'm os the scenn in the rffit of chief of police whereAthey sat on the sofa: "She seemed to be dissatisfied with the form in which I made the statement. She took out the pistol and looked at it I said: 'You had better let Major Moore take that and make me a Christmas present of it.' -Then I said" nobody could 6ay that I had seduced her, because the first night I saw her I took liberties with her, aud on the eecoud night I slept with her.- 1 made-thls statement about not seducing here with considerable force, even tem per." The account of this interview in Major Moore's office differs from the version of it by that officer and the plaintiff. Con tinuing hia reoital regading the arrange ments of Miss Pollard's visit to New York for confinement, CoL Breckinridge said she only wanted to arrive therewith ten dollars in her pocket, because she was afraid if she had more she would come back to Washington. She was to stop at No. 7 Thirty-first street, where she would have good care. She was to study painting on china or in water colors when her strength would enable .her to, and to continue her studies in English literature. lie said: "I considered the problem settled, so far as Washington was con cerned, so far as Mrs. Blackburn was concerned, so far as our sexual relation was concerned. . The only thing left open was regarding the child I said to her that if it was my child, as I only par tially believed it was, I wanted to edu cate it, to take care of it, to give it every chance possible for a child born out of wedlock, and in the meantime she was to have every care and tenderness. We parted without auger and on this under standing." Speaking of the reasons for leaving Washington the last of May, Col. Breck inridge said they were not connected with the case, but were the most urgent possible reasons relating to his younger son, who attended Washington and Lee university and was in great difficulties. He took the dispatches which he had sent Miss Pollard during . the trip and read them with eloquent effect. The burden of most of them, which have been already published, wa3 that she should make herself comfortable. "That was just what I meant," he contiuued, "that she should make herself comfort able as possible. Nothing more; noth ing less." Two dispatches received in Covington, signed by a Mrs. Thomas, and inquiring if he was in Covington, he said he sus pected were from the plaintiff with the name of the landlady as a blind Miss Pollard had gone to New York on May IS and returned on the 19th. After arriving in Lexington he received a telegram to the effect that Miss Pollard was coming there. . He returned the message, the principal parrot which was, twait, it will . eome," referring, he declared,' to money. This correspon dence was reviewed at length. An objection was offered by Mr. Wilson that if CoL Breckinridge had destroyed the letters from Miss Pollard to which these telegrams were answers, he could not testify regarding their contents. It was replied to by Air. Butterworth that the letters had not been destroyed with any view of concealing evidence but be cause they were not good things to pre serve as family relics, for if found they would compromise both the recipient and the sender. "It was my custom," explained Col. Breckinridge, "to destroy my letters from the plaintiff as soon as received." Judge Bradley overruled the objection. Referring to one telegram which said: "Wholly uncer.ain. possibly by any train. Wholly certain June the 13tn," dated May 27, he said that he could not recol lect to what this was a reply, but appre hended that it was sent in reply to one of many letters inquiring when he would return to Washington. His name, Wm. C. P. Breckinridge, at . the end of the telegram, he read with an impressive in flection. These dispatches had all been put in evidence by Miss Pollard's attorney and Col. Breckinridge was given explana tions of them, although several he read without ' comment. - He seemed to be amused when he spoke of a Cincinnati paper sent by his son containing "An announcement of the engagement be tween the plaintiff and myself." Meeting somebody on the street in Lexington, they spoke of it, he went on, "and I denied that such a marriage was possible. This was printed in the Gaz ette, and being eeen by the plaintiff she wrote me two or three letters, inquiring if I had made the denial and threatened to publish our relations entire in the papers and republish them at Lexiug ton." "Did you," asked Mr. Butterworth, "have any improper relations with the plaintiff after the 29th of April, lSStt?" This is thej date the defendant was secretely married to Mrs. King. Mr. Breckinridge, "I did not after the 29th of April. 1893. I did not have any improper relations with the plaintiff whatever. It is absolutely false. I nev er had improper relations with the plain tiff after 1 returned to Washington after the 31st day of March at any time, or any place. 1 returned on the 31st day of il arch and had the conversation with Mrs. Blackburn. Plaintiff and I had no improper relations on that day, nor ever after that day. The arrangement made prior to my going to Mrs. Blackburn's, as a condition to my going to Mrs. Blackburn's, as the only reason I would go-to Mrs. Blackburn's, was that our relations should terminate; that she should leave the city of Wash ington, and that the relations between her and Mrs. Blackburn should be al lowed to die out gradually, and I should support her until she should find some honorable vocation." Speaking of the plaintiff's employment in. the census office, Col. Breckinridge said that she had lost it duriag hia ab sence. When he thought she was hardly treated, Miss Pollard made a remark ex pressing gratification at the death of Gen. Sherman as wa3 published at the time, although Mr. Breckinridge did not mention it. He had done everything in hia power to assist her iu obtauiin read ing matter, but had not advised her about her studies, except to endeavor to get her to take up rudimentary studies . in which she was peculiarly deficient for a woman of her readmg. He had assisted her in getting books from the congressional library sending a list by the page, and never furnished her with a translation of the Odyssey. Mr. Butterworth announced that the direct examination had been finished, and asked for a recess to enable him to look over hia notes, so recess was an nounced JEALOUS AND BAD TEMPERED. A jealous and envious contemporary profaned the Sabbath yesterday by a very violent aud untruthful harangue about the State Journal.' and -its editor. Lewelliug and Hudson get very angry at times and seem to be irresponsible for what they say on these occasions. It is a bad thing to have such tempers. The proprietor of this paper has sent no ad vertisements whatever, "lying"' or other wise, to the weekly papers of the state. We print each day at the head of our fourth page, in a conspicuous place, just what telegraph report- this paper re ceives. One or two newspapers under an erroneous impression, may have made some gratuitous statements, with good intentions, but the truth is good enough for us. The Journal relies on its mer its for its success. A short time ago the Topeka Capital published at the head of its editorial columns a clipping from a country paper which said that the Capital is setting its type by machinery. This statement was not true then and is not true now. The country papers have so kindly a feeling towards the papers of Topeka that they sometimes print notices about them which are not strictly correct. The Journal makes no claim what ever to printing an edition as late as midnight. We do receive' the full day Associated Press report, however, which begins at 7:30 a. m., and comes steadily all day at a speed much faster than a thousand words au hour. The Journal prints three editions each day, one at 3 p. m.; one at 4 and one later for the mails and late deliveries and sales. Our readers . know we are ahead of competing dailies and no amount of bun combe from envious contemporaries can induce people to believd what their eyes couvince them is to the contrary. GETS A OBAT EAST. Charles 11. jr. Taylor of Kni City, Giv Im. en a Place by Cleveland. . -. Washington, April 2. The president today nominated Charles H. J. Taylor of Kansas City, Kan., to be recorder of deeds in the District of Columbia. .. . X-o . b-.-tntr the United States : Richard M. Burke of Illinois, at Chihua hua; John Bilake of North Dakota, at Barranquila; Jomes II. Dinsmore of Texas, at Cien fugos, Cuba; . George R. Ernst of Wisconsin, at Leichenber, Bohemia; Wm C. Foster, of Arizona, at Trinidad, W. 1.; Walter R. Henry, of North Carolina, at Curacoa, W. I.; Clifford Smith of New York, at Cartagen, Columbia. Thomas E. Benedict, of New York, to tie public printer; James D. Yoemans of Iowa, to be interstate commerce commis sioner; Andrew Jackson Sawyer, of Ne braska, attorney for the district of Ne braska. - SNIDER'S LATEST ACTION. He Will Endeavor to Block Jndg John sou's Injunction. State Superintendent of Insurance Sni der, who was on Saturday enjoined by Judge Johnson from taking any further action in the Hillmon case, will this evening or tomorrow morning apply to Justice Allen in the supreme court for a writ of prohibition against Judge John son. This action will have almost the same effect as injunction proceedings and will prevent Judge Johnson from enforcing the order of his court, and will at the same time bring before the supreme court the question of jurisdiction of Judge Johnson over the superintendent of insurance. WAITE'S INTERFERENCE All That Will Prevent Triple Hanging at Canon City, April 2. Denver, April 2. Unless Governor Waite interferes, a triple execution will take place in the penitentiary at Canon City some day during the week, begin ning April 22. The supreme court today sentenced Thomas. Jordan, William Nesbitt and' Santiago Torrez, murderers, in whose cases stays were granted but to whom new trials were refused, to be hanged at that time. GOES UP TO EIGHTY. The Thermometer Mark Almost Sum mer Weather Today. Easter weather came a week late this year. - A perfect spring day, warm and pleasant, enticed people to church yes terday, and Easter bonnets were profuse and spring suits abundant. Today the thermometer reached 79l degrees on top of the signaLserviee station, but got as high as 9o degrees at Swift & Holli day's. A wind is blowing at the rate of 17 miles an hour. COL. VEALE IN IT. The Former Representative In the Race Again. To the Editor of the State Journal. ' Sir: Please announce to the voters of the thirty-sixth representative district that I will be a candidate for the legis lature this fall from the said district. I have not been chased up and down the streets by the voters to become a candi date, but I am a candidate all the same, in the interests of the people, the Re publican party, and our teautiful city, for which we have so much concern, and if elected will be faithful to the trust, and give to the public my be-it ability. G.- W. Vsals. Topeka, April.2,lS9 . IT GROWS LARGER. The CommonwealArmy Doubles in Numbers Today, But Many More Eat WitiTIt i Than March. ' THIS TO BE STOPPED. TheArmy.Sets Out lor Sewickly ; . Today. Plenty of Provisions Furnished A Ions: the Route. -! Beaver Falijj, Pa., April 2. Camp fires were twinkling in every direction on College hill, even before dawn. The army "of the Commonweal rose early from its quarters in the theater and went out to the camp, getting ready for the longest march yet made, to Sewickley. The men prepared a hasty breakfast. Bustle and " discipline were evident among the crowd, the former owing to the increase in the size of the army, and the later due. to Unknown Smith's iron rule. 1 ' .' , His latest threat ia a Commonweal court martial; As the number grows, the scenes during the breakfast hour in camp become more interesting. A breeze was sweeping down the Beaver valley, making the ripples dance in the sun light. The blue smoke from over a dozen wood fires was being driven in all kinds of fantastic shapes through the trees. j Songs, laughs and coarse jests re-echoed in the hollow and the perennial morning morning grumble at grub could be heard At headquarters preparations were made to feed-400 men, but of course that num ber did not put in an appearance. The result of -what little drill the un known marshal imparts is becoming ap- ! parent in .the bearing of the army while I ou the march. The police made no ar i rests . and report the behavior of , the I army to have been excellent, although an attempted burglary was reported. ' ,' " Too Many Fed. I Too many men are being fed, Coxey thinks, compared with the number who march. He and the "Unknown" held a conference in . headquarters tent at 9 o'clock, and a secret service was decided upon. A corps, of amateur detectives will be organized before Sewickley ia reached, so that the unknown leader will practically have all the men under his thumb, before the Commonweal reaches Allegheny. i The total . number of recruits is 189, and the army marched out 243 strong. Vt Ls.1atthe, largest juiinbex, since the in ception of the movement, and this is the longest march. CONSIDERS IT DANGEROUS. Gen. MeCooU Regards the Coxey Com mouweal Army with Alarm. Denver, April 2. Gen. McCook looks ,upon the Coxey movement as dangerous. '. "The weather has been against the army so far," said he today, "lit the 1st of May I fully believe there will be an army of lf0,Q0'J hungry, half-ciad men clamoring around the national capitol. The spectacle of such a vast army of al leged workingmen asking for employ ment in order that they may not starve is something new in the history of the world. "If the national troops are ordered out to drive them away, who can imagine the complications that may arise? Those men of Coxey's army have friends and sympathizers in every state of the union, 'lo me it seems that the country ia ap proaching a crisis such as faced it only once before, and that was at the time of the great rebellion." RIOTING AT UNIONTOWN. Striking , Foreign Miners Destroying Property In the Coke Regions. Pittsburg, Pa., April 2. Dispatches received from Uniontown, Pa., this after noon report rioting and destruction of some property in the coke region by for eigners who struck today. At the Oliver Leisinning, Morrell and Wheeler, Hum phrey and Anchor plants, the men start ed to work, but they were driven off by armed band3 of strikers. At Morrell's works, at Dunbar, a large quantity of dynamite was used and con siderable property destroyed. Calls have been made upon the sheriff and deputies are being sworn in. ' The dispatches re port about two-thirds of the works now closed A number of persons were in jured in the rioting, but none seriously. Rioting is also reported at the Hill Farm mines at Dunbar. P0ST0FFICES RAISED. Seventeen Fonrlh Clan Postoflicea Con verted Into Presidential OiHc-es. Washington, April 2.- Seventeen fourth class postoffices have been raised to the presidential class, to take effect April 1. The list withthe new salary of each postmaster is as follows: Chicago Heights, Ills., $1,200. Akron and Neola, La., $1,000 each; Uniontown, Ky., $1,001); New Madrid and Vandalia, Mo., $1,000 each: Roswell, N. M., $1,100; Corning, O., $1,000; Luzerne, East Brady and Dushore. Pa., $1,000 each and Alvin, Texas, $1,1)00. WEAVERS STRIKE. Operatives of the Riverside Mills at - Providence Go Out In a Body. Providence, R. I., April 2. The weavers in the Riverside mills at Olney-, ville went out in a body this morning. A general strike will follow. ' i Another Biryrle TaorUt. Desveb, April 2. Walter Berdan started today to ride on a bicycle from Denver to Paterson, N. J. The distance will be 2,500 miles by the route he will take. lie will strive to make a now long distance record Juttt Received Siew (iprtns Capet Mills, Flower, Adams Co. -c 1894. OHIO ELECTIONS. Municipal Reform the Issue at Cincin nati as In Other Eastern Cities. Cincinnati, April 2. Municipal , and township elections are held throughout Ohio today for city and township officers. In Cincinnati unusual interest has been taken in the campaign. Besides the nominations by Republicans, Democrats, Populists and Prohibitionists, and citi zens ticket has been put in the field for the purpose of putting an end to what is claimed to be bossism, or ring rule. Congressman John A. Caldwell is the Republican candidate for mayor, Isaac J. Miller the Democrat and Theodore Horstman, the citizens candidate. The weather is line and an unusually heavy vote will be polled. MINISTERS OPPOSED. They Will Mot Preach a Sermon on Equal buSrage. The Ministerial Union met in regular session this morning at the Young Men's Christian association rooms. Rev. B. L. Smith acted as president pro. tern, until Rev. A. S. Embree ar rived Rev. Richard Wake led in the reading of the scripture, and had only been seated about five minute, during which the minutes of the previous meeting were read, when he was again on his feet. He said that as be was the official re porter for the union, he wanted to know his duties. He wanted to know what right the newspapers had to send a re porter to. the meeting. The Stats; Journal reporter was the only reporter present. Rev. B. L. Smith said: ?The State Journal is the only paper that has the enterprise to send a reporter. The reporter asked to be admitted, and that was granted" The reporter, rather than be the cause of wrangling, withdrew to await the ac tion of the union in the matter. After a short discussion it was decided to "ex clude representatives of newspapers." Rev. Richard Wake is now a retired Methodist preacher. His last cliarge was at the Oakland Methodist church. It appears that he is allowed to override the better judgment of the other minis ters in the union who are nearly all in favor of reporters attending the meet ing, provided such matters as the pastors do not regard as suitable for publication are not published Besides if Mr. Wake is the "official reporter," why doesn't he furnish the Journal a report? As it Is, he never supplies a line to this paper. The committee of ladies from the To peka Equal Suffrage association was present at the meeting today, and Mrs. L. O. Case acted as spokeswoman. She made an interesting talk, pointing out the advantages of woman suffrage, and finally concluding with, an appeal that "the ministers preach one sermon between now and the election next No vember. . A very general discussion ensued. In w hich nearly all the ministers took part. Most all the coiored preachers were in favor of granting It, but Rev. A. 6. Em bree of the First Methodist church was against it. ' He said: "If the union votes to recom mend that its members preach one ser mon between now and election on woman suffrage, I'll withdraw from this union." The following resolution was adopted, but not unanimously, for Rev. Mr. Em bree opposed it strongly: Resolved, That we express our appre ciation of the visit of the ladies, and as sure them our hearty sympathy with the cause they represent. Rev. Mr. Embree wanted the "hearty appreciation" clause struck out, but the resolution was passed Tke ladies were treated very courteously by the union, but their appeal for a sermon was firmly refused The committee consisted of Mrs. L. O. Case, Mrs. Thos. S. Lyon, Dr. Eva Hard ing, Mrs. Wardall, Miss Carrie Morgan, Miss Robinson, Mrs. Bina A. Otis and Mrs. W, II. McCarter. Klearant Xew Spring Wraps). Mills, Flower, Adams Co. TARIFF DEBATE OPENS. Senator Voorhees Begins the Speech Mak ing in the Senate. Washington, April 2. 1:05 The Behring sea bill was about to pass the senate today when Senator Hoar made some inquiries which precipitated a dis cussion about some technicalities in the bill. In the course of his remarks, Sen ator Morgan said the British parliament was acting on a similir bill today. Senator Cullom of Illinois raised the question" if it was not unusual to authorize foreign powers to direct American citizens and Senator Morgan pointed out that the arrangements had been entered into between Qreat Britain and the United States to suppress the slave trade. Several senators asked time to consider the bill and see it printed with the senate amendments. Senator Morgan asked unanimous consent that the bill be considered after Senator Voorhees' Bpeech, which was agreed to, and the matter went over until later in the day. On motion of Senator Harris the tariff bill was made the unfinished business, and Senator Voorhees opened the debate. Fine Lise Nprtsr Capes. Mills, Flowkr, A&ams Co. LOCAL MENTION. Col. Burgess will make Mr. Hentig wonder tomorrow "where he ia at." United States Attorney W. C. Perry re turned to his desk today from Ft Scott. The-Third ward Republican club will meet this f ning at 81 Kansas ave to elect delegates to the League convention. Fulton, Burgess. Ettlinger and Brad ford have all made faithful and hard working councilmen. They should be re-elected by large majorities tomorrow. John M. Wright today assumed bis duties as assistant to County.Clerk Chaa. T. McCabe. Miss Kate McArthur County Commisioner Campbell's niece severed her connection with the, office Saturday night. ' Fine Use Sprins Capes. Mills, Flower, Adams Co. . Elrrant Xew isprf k Wraps. . Mills, Flower, Adaiu Co. .TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. JUST LIKEJELISH. They Prove to Be of No Account When Needed. SonthCarolinaSoldiers"Resiirn" When War is Near. TILLMAN'S HARD LOT. A Whisky Rebellion to Be Sup pressed, And No State Troops to Suppress" It With. Columria, & C, AprU 2. Col. Mixon haa been placed in command of the forces left in the city and those which may arrive hereafter. Last evening two more companies of cavalry ou foot armed with carbines arrived on the southbound road They took the train at Fairfax. No further trouble la anticipated here. The Newberry rifles are still at the Ho tel Jerome. All soldiers are quartered at the state prison. Gov. Tillman has re turned to the mansion. General Richburg, who is at Darling ton, has been ordered to place the West ern Union telegraph office at that placw under military coutrol, and have inspec tors examine all messages offered for transmission and received from other places. The nine spies who escaped out of the swamp near Darlington arrived at Char leston lastnlht at 11 p. m. Information received here is to effect that the mili tary now at Darlington have fraternized with the citizens. Newberry Kifles IHslftand. The Newberry rifles, which has been guarding the state house and acting us censors of all dispatches at the telegraph office, notified Governor Tillman today that they had resigned and their arms were at his disposal. They stated in their letters that they came here under the belief that they were needed for the purpone of protecting life aud properly and not for the purpose of exercising a scrutiny aver the private affairs of the citizens of South Carolina, a duty not ouly distasteful, but in the judgment of the company unnecessary and calculated to irritate the people all the more under the present state of af fairs, and that they did not care to be subject to such orders iu the future. Gov. Tillman accordingly not! tied the company to turn over their arnn to the state, and- has placed other soldier j hi charge of that office. The ('unit tlile. at I. ike City. - The nine constables who escaped t Charleston worked their way throntrli the woods to Lake City. Th?y I'uuii 1 sympathizers on the way, the section i.e Ing a Tillman stronghold. They are said to have put themselves uuder the sheriff's protection. The slieritT rent messengers out in every direction and soon had a crowd of 1(H) strongly armed men to help protect the fugitive consta bles. The Tillmanites allowed no messages to be send by telegraph and people out side of the town knew nothing of what was going on; the surrounding towns and country were kept in ignorance of the situation until the men were saffly on board the train. Governor Tillman today pronounc ed the Columbia dispatch printed in Sunday'i edition of a northern paper over his sig nature, in which he was reported as din avowing responsibility for the dispensiry act as "a forgery." The governor adds that he has not denied responsibility for the dispensary law and says he urged its enactment, believing it to be the bet solution of the whisky question. HELD A FISTIC 3IILL Right Under the Kom of the OHIeera at the Uw in Khawnes County. The "dead game" sports of Topeka to the number of about fifty, witnessed a real prize fight, yesterday afternoon a few miles north of the city on the Roches ter road. The principals in this fight which was planned and carried out so quietly that the officers knew nothing about it until today, were a lightweight from Colorado who is known as "Denver Kid" Roleraon, colored, and a St. Joseph sport supposed to be Martin Durkin who, according to the 6t. Joseph News "has never won a fight." The mill was a three rounder .and re sulted in a victory for the' "Denver Kid," who knocked out his St. Joseph antagon ist in three rounds. The Topeka and St. Jose pa sports went out to the scene of - the conflict iu hacks, taking with them liquid refreshments and other necessary appliances for a full fledged sporting bout. In addition to the tight the chicken sports had their birds with them and a cock fight helped out the occasion. The prize tight was for $C0 a side and is said to have been plannl in "Doc" Ward's billiard hall in North Topeka. Rolerson's victory was so easy and com plete that his oppenent was not "in it" at any stage of the tight. It is Baid also by some knowing ones that the fight was a "put up job," and "fixed" in erder to fleece some of the Sports from Silver Lake and Meriden, and other adjacent points. It was planned that these spr rts from the rurl precinctB should be nfnde to bet heavily, if possible, and then have the tight go the other way, it the amount at stake warranted it. Just how far this plan was successful is a matter of speculation probably for the St. Marys detail. A hack driver who went to the tight also says the fight was held in Jackson county, not Shawnee, having gone 13 miles due north. This, it is thought, may be a bluff to prevent the Shawnee county officers making any arrests. Nearly every hack in the city attend ed the fight, and from 10 o'clock until after dark there were only two hacks on Kansas avenue. : Jut B(feiVr4-iw Mprimx Capc. - Mills, Flower, Abam Co.