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His Revelations are as Revolting
as Ever
Gen. Butterworth Finishes His
Cross Examination.:
The Court Then Takes a Short
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
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
-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
;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-
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
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
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.
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. -
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.
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.
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.
The Former Representative In the Race
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 .
The CommonwealArmy Doubles
in Numbers Today,
But Many More Eat WitiTIt
i Than March.
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
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.
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
"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."
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.
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.
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
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.
They Will Mot Preach a Sermon on Equal
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
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.
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.
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.
They Prove to Be of No Account
When Needed.
When War is Near.
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
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.
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
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.

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