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(fl Ji jL V 'ill ni : V I 10 CENTS A WEEK. GEIIEBALJLECTI01IS. The McKane Faction Badly Routed at Gravesend. Milwaukee is Republican By Bis Majority. DEMOCRATS SCA11CE. Santa Fe, New Mexico Alone, Goes Democratic. Peor.'ivtT Carried by the Re publicans. Brooklyn, N. Y., April 4. In the town elections in Kings, Queens and Suffolk counties, the Republicans are as a rule successful ia the election of su pervisors and justices of the peace. The count at Gravesend makes it evident that the McKane action has been badly routed by the eitizans' league move ment. ItllODK Today la ISLAND ELECTION'. Llecllon Day in Little Kbody. Providence, It L.April 4. Today's election is the first in this state under the plurality rule, and hereafter the legisla ture will not be called upon as it has been so often in the past, to choose the execu tive officers of Rhode Island. The constitutional amendment, pro viding that candidates having a plural ity of votes cast shall be thereDy elected, was adopted last December. Last year Baker, the Democratic nominee, had 185 plurality over Brown, Republican. 1 he election was thus thrown into the legis lature. The Republicans having a ma jority in the senate and the Democrats in the "house, a dead-lock resulted, and Brown and the other state oSicials of 1S'.)2 have held over. Gov. Brown was a candidate for re election today on the Republican ticket and his Democratic opponent is Mr. Baker, who opposed him in 1893. The other offices to be tilled are: Lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, general treasurer and adjutant general. More important tht.n the gubernatorial is the legislative election for an United States senator to succeed Nathan F. Dixon, whose term will expire next March. The Republicans have now in the legislature only one majority on joint ballot, but it is calculated the result of this election will show a majority of at least fifteen, and perhaps more. The Democrats concede the loss of the legis lature and hav named no candidate to offset the sure nomitjatiou by the Repub licans of Edgar Wetmore. THE TACOMA. ELECTION. "Republican Carry the En'lre Ticket W lth.u' any Trouble. Tacoma, Wash., April 4. The Repub licans carried the city election here elec ting the Republican city ticKet by plu ralitiea rallying from 141 to 600. For mayor. EJward S. Orr, gets a plurality of 534. The new council will stand: Repeblicans 8; Populist 0; Democrats 2. Tl.i Democrats did not elect a single candidate today Democratic couucilmen being hold-overs. The Populists polled more votes than the Democrats. Monday night the A. I. A. attempted to end rse the Populist can didate for mayor, when part of the order bolted, repudiating th.; endorsement. Th.s faction supported most of the Re publican candidates. DEMOCRATS LOSE AT KEWAl'N EE. The Independent Cany tlie lllinol Town. Day at tlia Kewalnkk, Ills., April 4. A heavy vote was polled at the city election and the contest was a hot one between the Democratic and Independent tickets. The Independents elected a mayor, comptroller, assessor, justice, police jus tice, supervisor and an alderman. 'Die Democrats a treasurer, a justice and two supervisors and two aldermen. peoria RErrni.icAN. A Big Vote Cast and All Hot One Republi can Elected. Pf.oria, 111.. April 4. Six thousand. Beven hundred and fifty-seven votes were polled in the town election and with the exception of II. C. Seward, the entire Republican ticket was elected by 700 to 1.S0J majority. Grant. Democrat, for supervisor was elected by 1,W);. lie was the only A. P. A. on the Democratic ticket. There was no trouble at the polls. I . HERE'S ONE DEMOCRATIC VICTORY. It Took flaee Away Dowa la New Santa Fe, X. M., April 4. The Dem ocrats carried the c.ty election yesterday by one hundred majority. The Repul licans carried the city a year ago by 75 majority. A. P. A. CARRY THE DAY. Th.ir Enjoy a Comple:e Triumph at Lar amie, Wyoiu nx- Laramtk, W)u, April 4. The city election resulted in a complete triumph of the A.' P. A., who supported the Re publican ticket solidly, aud carried their men into otfice by majories of from 300 to 375. THIS BEATS ALL. Even Mllwiukt. flues Republic: lunmen.a -Mnj rii v. Xy mm Milwaukee, April 4. Mavor Koch and the entire Republican city ticket are elected by 8,0tA The council is Repub lican by ten mir'Tv. a gain of eleven. LARGE) -VER POLLED. Y:e at h Citr Eleetlon w .i Anything In the Pas. Kansas Citv, Mo., April 4. The vote this year was the largest ever polled in this city. At the election in U9'i the vote cast was: Davenport. Jieyuttivau, e.SiJJ; Cowherd, Democrat, NIGHT EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING. APRIL 8,502. Cowherd's majority, 1,720; total i vote, 15,404. ! The Republicans scored a complete ! victory at the municipal election ia Kan sas City, Kas. They elected, their ticket from the mayor down to constabie, and the proposition to vote $100,001) school bonds was carried. The effort to get the woman vote out was unsuccessful. WOMEN' SHI T OH. An Attempt at Kprinsfisld. Mo., to Pro vent Tile in Frum Voting. Spkixgfiki.d, Mo., April 4. At Palmer there was much excitement yesterday when thirty women were refused admis sion to the polling booths. They wished to vote for a school trustee. The Demo cratic judges refused to receive their ballots and the Republican chairman procured a' ballot-box and ordered the Republican clerk of the election to re ceive their votes on the outside of the polling place, which he did and recorded tbeir ballots. The Republicans say they will con test the election of school trustee. MCKINLEY CAN'T COME. A Telegram from Him f Acting Secre tary Uatterfleld. The arrangements for the Republican State League convention are being com pleted at a meeting of the executive committee at the Copeland this after noon. Secretary Sheldon says there will be 1,000 delegates here tomorrow repre senting 700. clubs. Governor McKinley, who was invited, could not come and sent the following telegram: J. Ware Butterfield, Topeka: I much regret that an engagement prevents my coming to state league convention. Wm. McKim.et. Xo invitations were issued to Kansas speakers and the audience will be al lowed to call for anybody they want to hear. All of the candidates for state offices will be here and most of them will speak. BLAND'S BIG HIT. Rollcall Precipitated on T'iis.a?! of the Seigniorage Dill (iter tlie Ve!o. Washington, April 4. At 4:15 the rollcall on the passage of the Bland bill over the president's veto was unex pectedly precipitated on the house amid great disorder. 4:20 p. in. The vote on the Bland bill was interrupted by great disorder, and during the suspen sion of - the call a heated controversy ensued between the speaker, Mr. Reed and others. The speaker or Mr. Reed to his seat. BASEBALL FOR TOPEKA. Goternor LncIliUi' Name Head the List of Mubscrip luni for It. Philip Meyers, the young Topeka baseball enthusiast who is something of a t wirier himself, has commenced to ag itate the matter of a baseball club and a series of games for Topeka next bum mer. lie wants to organize a good team of ! pemi-proiessional players, a majority of ; them such local talent as himself, Guy McFadden and Clarence Smith, and some of the members of the team of lSlii!, i among them Mctiahon, Perrv and Dris- j coll. - " j To this end Meyers started out today j with a subscription paper and went first j to Governor Lewelling and succeeded in j getting tlie executive signature to the . paper. If enough can be raised in ad- j vanee to put "athletic park"' in repair ; jueyera says me plan is a sure iro. Otherwise Meyers will accept an oiler to sign with the Ft. Smith team. FELL OUT OF A WINDOW. In a Raid on Lllli- Tack Tl tee Ezekiel Hutltr llreakJ His .V nil. A little after nine o'clock last night, SergeajiS,Steele, and OiBcers Arterbridge and Hicks, made a raid on the house on the east side of Kansas avenue just south of Crane, where Lillie Tack and Ida Codey reside, and took these two women into custody, together with Lee Curtis, Edward Williams and Gui Pier. Just as the officers entered the house, Lee Curtis and Ezekiel Butler jumped out of the 6econd story window. Curtis alighted all right, but Butler had a hard fall. He fell head foremost, broke his arm and bruised and cut his head badly. He was sent home. Tlie other five" were taken to the police station and locked up. This morninjr, in police court, they were each fined $5 for disorderly conduct. Ezekiel Butler was unable to be pres ent st police court this morning. He ap peared before the police court yesterday on the charge of peiit larceny, but the case was continued till today. This case was continued again and he will now have to answer the charge of petit larceny, as well as of disorderly conduct. LAKE STEAJIEll GOES DOWN Captain and fifteen Men Reach Shore In Safety. Mackinaw, Mich., April 4. The pro peller Minneapolis went down off McGulpins point at 3:30 this morn ing in twenty fathoms of water. Capt. Bogard and the crew of lif teen men reached the shore in safetv. The SI in- neapolis was owned by A. W. Parker, of Detroit, aud was valued at $50,000 and insured for $43,750. Hie steamer State of Michigan, of the Grummond Line, went on Kenosha reef, 20 miles, north of Alpena, last night. Tugs have gone from here to pull her off, and as she lies in still water, it is thought she will not be badlv damaged. . . . , T , . r HE SANG-4AF FER THE BALL ' A Mat Throat Car Ky Drunken Corn- pan Ion. Quijjcy, 111., April 4. Ben Miller had his throat cut in Wm. Dierke's saloon last night for singing "After tlie BalL" Dierke . had notified him to' quit singing, and when Dierke attempted to eject him from the place, Aiiller drew a knife. Dierke also drew one, and a bloody fight ensued. Miller fell with his throat ripped open, besides haviug re ceived other wounds. Dierke disap peared after Miller fell. WAR .OF THE COKEflS A Pitched Battle Fought Near Uniontown, Pa. Rioters Make a Rush on McClure Companies' Works. A VOLLEY OF SHOTS Fired by the Guards and a Hun is Killed. Foreman Paddock of the Frick Works is Killed. Great Excitement Now Prevails . at That Point. Uniontown. Pa., April 4. The war between the strikers and the workmen is now on in earnest, and a number of se rious outbreaks are reported. At the Maylield and Donnelly plants of the McClure coke company on the Mount Pleasant branch, was the scene of the first pitched battle about 10:30 today. The rioters had assembled in large num bers and were parading about the works with colors flying. The men were work ing both in the yards aud in the pit, and the strikers asked them to come out. .No response was given. Superintendent Boyle and fifteen arm ed deputies were in charge of the works and warned the strikers not to trespass. The rioters paid no attention to it and made a rush on the works. The first move called forth a volley of shot from the guards, and one Hungarian fell mor tally wounded. The invaders turned and fled carrying their wounded companion with them and leaving the plants in operation. About fifteen shots were fired. It is said some were tired by the strikers, but tlley deny it and say it was an unprovoked assault upon them by the guards. The rioters returned to their place of rendezvous and are rapidly massing men for another at tack. The greatest excitement prevails and a pitched battle of greater magni tude and with more serious results is ex pected. Armed Deputies Sent. The McClure company is determined and Superintendent Brennau has tele graphed Sheriff Wilhelm here to send on the next train fifty armed deputies with all the ammunition available. The sheriff is now swearing in the deputies and they will go at once to the scene of the conflict. Sheriff McCann of West moreland was also telegraphed and ar rived on the grounds at noon with a posse of deputies. As soon as the deputies from here ar rive tuev will be stationed at the three works. Painter, Donneltv and Maylield, i and any attempt on the part of the strik ! ers to interfere with the "plants, or in ; timidate the workmen will result in a i battle, aud the deputies have been in i structed to shoot to kill. The coke re ; gion is now in a more critical condition ! than at any time since the famous riuts of 1831, when so many depredations and so much shooting was doue. Tiie scene of the conflict has been transferred to the northern end of the region and where the workmen insist on remaining true to their employers and all battles will be in that section here after. Tomorrow morninjr an immense mass meeting will assemble south of Union town and march from one end of the re gion to the other for the purpose of forc ing a suspension everywhere. They will disband at Scottdale at the extreme north end. PADDOCK SHOT DOWN. The Chief Engineer of the Frick Com pany Killed By a Mob. Pittsburg, April 4. 3:30 p. m. J. II. Paddock, chief engineer of the II. C. Prick company, was killed at Davidson by a mob of strikers at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The mob which numbered several hundred marched on the works I and demanded that the men come out. during which a large stone wa3 thrown I at Paddock, striking him on the head and ! -killing him instantly. The ijiob was then ! repulsed and marched away. A HORSEAVITH A FLAW. j O. P. I'pdecrrair Paid $1.."".00 for one that He lias Donbt About. ' Judge llazen has granted a temporary ; injunction restraining register of deeds j Frank Brooks from placing on record a i deed to two lots on Polk street deeded ! from O. P. Updegraff to Martha M. Coin stock. ! Mr. Updegraff traded lots 490 and the ! north half ol "494 Polk street which are sit ! lintpil t;PTWPPtl Thirtppmtli RriH rfpont h streets to Comstock for a fine horse which was supposed to be worth $1,500 After the horse was delivered it was ! discovered that the animal was unsound J in some particular. Judge llazen will 'make a thorough investigation of the lease before the deed to the lots is re- i corded j SERIOUSLY INJURED. j Mr. C P. Dolmer's Arm Drolcen and Ills Shoulder Dislocated. Mr. C. P.Bolmer, one of the Potwin counciluien, had hi3 shoulder dislocated and his left arm broken last evening, lie was driving a load of hay northwest of j town. The wind upset the load and threw I Mr. Boliner to the hard road, with the above result. It will keep him Indoors several davs and his arm in a slinar for as many weeks. IN HOUR'S DISTRICT. Paul J. Sorg dominated Ily the Demo- crats Today. Miamisbcrg, Ohio, April 4. Patil J Sorg. of Middletown, was today nomi nated for congress by the Democratic Third district convention by acclamation, to fill the vacancy made by the death of G. W. Houk. tlouk was elected by a Democratic majority of nearly 4,000. COXEY'S FHEAKS. Seme of His Soldier.. Exhibit Themselves in a Dime Maseum. Pittsburg, Pa., April 4. A drizzling rain made things decidedly uncomforta We for Coxey's Commonwealers today. The night was spent as comfortnbly as the circumstances permitted and break fast was served at the regular hour. Fresh - meat formed a luxury on the bill of fare and the usual rations of do tatoes, bread and coffee completed th meal. Shortly after breakfaast Gen. Coxey and Marshal Browne disappeared, and at 11 o'clock had not returned to the camp. Meanwhile the . army were Unking things leisurely as nothing can be done until the chiefs are consulted. Thirty recruits were enrolled last even ing, and fully 200 more are now clamor ing at the gates of exposition park for admission for the purpose of enlisting undar the Coxey banner. The rain will probably interfere with the meetings, scheduled for this afternoon and even ing, on the Monongahela wharf, in this City. Despite the inclement weather, a large crowd of the curious gathered early about the enclosure, anxious to get a sight of any of the leaders. Gen. Coxey doe3 not seem to like the idea of "Seer" Kirkland," "Weary" Her, Jasper Johnson and Bunco Hill, the dog. exhibiting themselves at a local museum, j but he refused to say whether the money ! received would go into the funds i of the Commonweal or into the private j coffers of the members who were on ex j hibition. All the speeches of the Com j monweal leaders are on about the same j lines, they do not refer to notes, speaking ; entirely at random. Mr. Coxey says he ! never knew what he was going to say j until after it was said. Browne has his pictures to jog his memory and keep him ! going. His addresses are all of anarch j istic nature. Last night he talked for three hours and the crowd cheered and jeered him by turns. N. H. WOLFF'S TRIAL. It Did Not Move Forward Today- -Most Re ao Amended Information. ! The case of N. II. "Wolff, formerly John Wanamaker's agent here, came up ! before Judge llazen in the district court I this morning. Wolff is charged with ; passing checks for various amounts on j Kansas avenue merchants' when he had I no money in the banks upon which the I checks were drawn. He is also charged with other irregular transactions brought j about through his mania for gambling, j Wolff did not have an attorney and ; Judge llazen assigned Lawyers Isenhart and Ensminger to defend him. When ! the case was called this morning Wolff's : attorneys entered a motion to quash the I information against their prisoner on the ! grounds that it was not properly drawn, j Judge llazen sustained their motion to quash and County Attorney Safford was ! given until tomorrow morning to file an i amended information. i Wolff appeared very much dejected -f Y'hen he- appeared in the court room to day, and the jailer says he has several times threatened to take his own life. Since he has been in jail he has gambled with the other prisoners and has lost the money given him by his wife who sold her watch to furnish him with little luxuries. . LOCAL MENTION. Ex-Auditor of State Chas. M. Hovey, who is now a Rock Island immigration agent in Nebraska, is in the city. Probate Judge Elliott this morning is sued a marriage license to William L. Sanders of Jackson county and Ida Ii Kelly of Topeka. Cards have been received in 'Topeka announcing the birth of Master C. M. Ebright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ebright of Chicago. The charter of the Simpson.'s Shanks & Co. bank, has been filed with the sec retary of state. This bank which is lo cated at Simpson, Mitchell county, has a capital slock of $5,000. A. W. Dana has been invited to deliver the address for the alumni on the occa sion of the celebration of the twenty fifth anniversary of Goddard seminary, at Barre, Vt., to be held in June. - Charles Curtis, arrested by Officer Summers, charged with burglary, was supposed to have broken into a building in South Topeka, owned by one Mr. Poole, and taken a pair of clippers. As Mr. Poole did not appear against Curtis, he was discharged. Buck Sawyer, the young colored man who assaulted Harry Adams night be fore last, was brought into police court this morning for trial. When asked if he was ready for trial, he said: "I'll plead guilty and ask the mercy of the court." Judge Ensminger fined him $10. The East Side Second Ward Republi can club met on Monday night and j elected J. B. McKinney, president; JJels McConnel, vice presideet; Joe Ross, j treasurer, and II. W. Euler; secretary. I The club also elected the following dele ; gates and alternates to the state league: i Frank Steven, Le Roy Currier, Joe Ross; j George II. Porter John Imbler and Wm. I McAllen. i An adjourned business meeting of the i United Presbyterian church was held i last -evening to take steps to amend their charter. Dr. J. t .M.nney and b A. McGuire were elected trustees for three years; W. G. Shaw, treasurer, and J. R. Thompson, head usher. Provision was made for settling ail financial claims, and the work of the pastor was heartily endorsed. Annie Norton, who has a decidedly Hibernian brogue, swore out a. warrant for irs. Annie Calihan, because the lat ter had called her vile names and other wise disturbed her peace and quiet. Of ficer Campbell arrested Mrs. Calihan vesterday and this morning she appeared in police court. She was not ready for trial so the case was continued till Friday morning. A. horse attached to an open buggy and likewise to a light hitching weight, attracted great excitement at 2 o'clock this afternoon by running at a high speed down Kansas avenue. While several policemen stood by aud watched the run away Leonard Saniter. of the Kansas City "Lawyer and Credit Man." jumped in front of the animal and cleverly stop ped him. .... . 4, 1894 TAKING PUNISHMENT Breckinridge Thinks a Man Should Suffer for Misdeeds Equally With "the Woman He "Makes No Complaint." UNDER A HOT FIRE. The Kentucky Colonel on the Witness'Stand, His Deception Practiced Upon Mrs. Blackburn. ' Washington, April 4. CoL Breckin ridge looked extremely pale when he stepped to the witness stand this morn ing. ; The first question which Judge Wilson asked him was whether he had ever been in Goldsborough, to which he replied that he had been in the little hamlet once to make a speech at a barbecue which he thought was in 1888 or 1888. He did not remember the colored wo man who opened the door at 1819 II street the day after he took luncheon there in April (as heretofore testified to), nor having complimented her on the luncheon. "Did you not say to her that when you and Madeline went to keeping house you wanted her to come and cook for you?" "That is entirely fanciful. I never said anything of the sort to any colored woman." "Did she not Bay that she had been in service in that family a long' time and did not want to leave?" "No such conversation could have oc curred." Referring to the colonel's statement that he made no protestations of love to Miss Pollard on the occasion of that mo mentous carriage ride, when seduction. is alleged to have occurred, Mr. Wilson asked him when he had first begun to talk to her affectionately. Xevor Frotr:ed Love. "I never did make protestation of love. I talked to her kindly, encouragingly when she was depressed; endeavored to get her to do something to make a place in the world for herself. ' I spoke solici tiousl3r to her, particularly when I first learned that she was pregnant by me, having the interest in her which a mun might have for u young unmarried woman who had such circumstances In her life, for which he felt that he was in a measure responsible, since their lives had become interwoven." "There were no expressions of affec tion?" , "There were expressions of ' affec tionate interest, but not a6ch as cirulj be construed into an intimation that our re lations could be on a different basis than they were." t'Were there expressions which might be understood by her to be expressions of love?" Col. Breckinridge wished to draw the distinction carefully between express ions and demonstrations. He said there was nothing but perfect understanding on their part of their relations; that they went to houses of a certain character for a certain well understood purpose, they stayed there such a time ! as "their pleasures or necessities de- j manded. ."I took, her in my arms and kissed her. There were all the accom paniments of such a relation, which was carried out not coldly or brutally." "There were no expressions of love on her part?" "I would not say that. She was at times very demonstrativa, at times other wise." Distinction Drawn. Again Mr. Wilson led the colonel to repeat the distinction he drew between the injury to the young man and the de struction of a young woman from illicit relations. "And do you think," he asked, "that a man is under obligations to prevent the destruction of a young woman?" "Most assuredly I do; and if he does not, he should be punished. I have had my punishment, and am trying to take it without complaint." Mr. Wilson asked when the subject of marriage had been first mentioned be- ! tvveen them, to which the colonel replied ! that it was September, mwz, 'when he first spoke of going to Berlin. lie had told her that for. many reasons, among them the disparity in their ages, that since lie knew what he did of her rela lations to Rhodes, and that as she had bled him three years and thrown him away like a sucked orange, marriage be tween them was impossible. "You had a contract as binding as hers to Rhodes?" "Much more binding," replied the colonel, referring to his marriage. Then Mr. Wilson got his affirmative answers to the questions that Miss Pollard had associated with the best families of Ken tucky in the city, had lived In houses of the highest respectability and was a bril liant young woman. "Your relations were carefully con cealed?" asked the attorney, "ao that there was no impediment in that direc tion?" . "We had endeavored to conceal them, Vint ti(v U'prn knnn'ii trt flvnrnl nfinnlpT" J "There was never from you any pro j posal of marriage?" ! "Never under any circumstances." ! most emphatically. "I hen it was understood that you were to carry out the semblance of a marriage contract which vou both understood was never to be fulfilled?" "There was the semblance of a con tract to be canied out before only one living person, and that person Mrs. Gov. BiacKDurn. To Die Ont or His Life. " After more fencing' the colonel stated that the contract before Mrs. Blackburn had been made to enable Miss Pollard to die out of his life and separate from Mrs. Blackburn. "And with a view to enabling her to die out of your life and Mrs. Blackburn's, you look her to Jlr. TWENTY-SECOND YE All. Blackburn and said you would place her under Mrs. Blackburn's care?" "I did not; my recollection and the re collection of Mrs. Blackburn upon that point differ as to the meaning of my words." "And you went to see Mrs. Blackburn again alone?" "I went to see her several times after wards." "And you .caressed the plaintiff in her presence, as a part of that deception?" "I did not caress the plaintiff. I will explain that." "But what passed there was for the purpose of carrying out the deception?" "Indubitably." In further cross-examination Mr. Wil son brought out the fact that in filling out the certificate of marriage of Mrs. Wing to Col. Breckinridge it was made to appear that that marriage was the colonel's second, whereas it was really his third; that he had asked. Dr. Paxton not to make that marriage public, and that after his marriage with Sirs. Wing, he stopped at the Hotel Logerean in New York, reg istering as Wm. J. Campbell and wife. Col. Breckinridge could not recall that at that time he had sent certain tele grams to Mrs. Blackburn. . Kir.t Interview 'With Mrs. Itlackburu. Mr. Wilson then read the direct testi mony of the colonel regarding the lirst Interview with' Mrs. Blackburn, upon which the colonel commented that ho had told the whole truth about it. Then Mrs. Blackburn's testimony was read and Mr. Wilson asked him if it bad occurred, to which the colonel replied that he had recollected it differently from the ways he had said it, that she had construed his expressions of gratitude for which she had done In the past iuto requests for her protection in the future. "Do you deny," asked Mr. Wilson, "that you said to Airs. Blackburn 'I in tend to marry this young woman when a sufficient time has elapsed after the death of my wife'?" "My recollection is that nothing was said about my wife at tha, interview. Mrs. Blackburn seems to have confused that with a subsequent interview." All of Mrs. iJlackburn's statements being read to him categorically, the colonel said that Mrs.' Blackburn's recol lections differed on all those points from his own. He denied that he had said that he was 31 years older than the plaintiff. and was sure that lie had not said that she sup posed he was foolish to many a woman so much younger than him self, lie was sure that Mrs. Blackburn must have confused things said by tlie plaintiff about that matter with what ho said and must have put into her o.va language her understanding of his statements. "I have no recollec tion of that," he said of Mrs. Blackburn's recital that on his second visit, he had said that he notic-d she was much shocked by the announce ment of his engagement. "1 am sure I have no recoiled iun of that," he said, when confronted with Mr-, Blackburn's statement-that he was giv ing a oor return for all the devotini: i f his wife. THE m"G"sT A." TIM K S. The Nairn ion Army' Demoiiatr 1 1 1 oil ,st:ir: Ou'. Ainpiriou.l v. The First Methodist church was lillerl last night by an immense congregation representing the best and some of i'ai otherwise of Topeka society. Some i.f those.prom'ment in church and chari u ble work were there, and also a larire number attracted to the place from llm streets by tho tambourine symphonies and the vocal efforts of the blonde young man with a voice like a bag-pipe. There were about forty soldiers of the tross on the pulpit and around the front seats. Their uresence was chietly use ful in expressing approbation f what was said by Major Hully, who presided, and the others told their experiences. Tln-v also joined lustily in the .chorus of the-2-4 time tunes and looked happy. The tune of "Sweet Bye and Bye" was sung to the accompaniment of ' clapping ni' hands. An effort was made to have the audience join in the clapping process by frequent repetition, but this whs only partially successful. A young man from Missouri told how, when he got religion, he went home yelling "Glory to God" as loud as he could. His friends thought he, was drunk again and his mother thought he had gone crazy. Another man irom Oklahoma said h had made a failure of everything lie had ever tried except religion, lie said the gospel was free or he would havo to do without it. "It's the only thing I have got," he added. Two young women from Wintield gave a duet with guitar accompaniment. Tonight occurs the big torchlight par ade, in which the entire army will ne in line and some will be in foreign cos tume. After the parade, a big mass meeting will occur at Hamilton hall. T HEDEATH record. Martha Beam, aged :17 years, died yes terday of consumption at her home on Glen creek. The funeral occurred to day. Word has reached this city of the death of Mrs. William Dunlap, at Loon Lake, Washington. She was formeily Marv Hopper, and had many warm friends. Mr. Dunlap. her husband, wm an employe of Green k Kale, when in this city. Guilty or Ielt Larceny. The district court jury was out but K minutes last evening when it returned i verdict finding Will Wheeler guilty , f petit larceny. Wheeler is the eoloied boy who stole door bells from a vacant house in -North Topeka. Abner Tayl r, the colored boy who was with Whee;r and was arrested at the same time, na, tried for the some offence, but was tod.iy acquitted by the jury. ' Rev. M. F. McKirahan is holding meetings this week at the Liberty church. Last night he preached to me boys' and girls' brigades. There . b -ys and i'.2 giri in line, besides many oi.Wr ones present. Tonight he preaches to young people. Rev. , Mr. .Morrow preach es tomorrow night. I want a partner with $ 100 to travel through Texas with me; guarantee $ . per week clear. Address L. B., Juc unai. office.