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... ... - w , f ffS&'-rf ; : ' rf TJT-W-H II 11 111 111 I ( I 'I i I . m II t . II I 10 CENTS A WEEK. NIGHT EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 16, 1894. TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. as" ) 1 GOV. HARVEY DEAD. He Passed Away at Midnight Sunday Night At His Home at Junction City, Kansas. REVIEW OF IIIS LIFE. James 31. Harvey Came to Kansas in 1859. He Served n the War In 18G9 Governor of Kansas. Junction Citt, Kan., April 16. Ex Governor and Ex-United States Senator James 51. Harvey died at bid home near this city at 12 o'clock Sunday night James M. Harvey, fifth governor of the state of Kansas, was Lorn September 21, 1833, in Monroe county, Va. His father, Thomas" Harvey, and his mother, Mar garet Walker, were both natives of Vir ginia, but removed from that state when he was still quite young. His education was received in the public and select schools of Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. On leaving school he became a practical surveyor and civil engineer, both his tastes and talents inclining him to that profession. In just .before Kansas was free from territorial enthralltnent, and when she was struggling to become one of the sisterhood of states, Mr. Harvey removed thither, settling in Hiley county, and soon became widely known for his abil ity, intelligence, and enthusiastic sup port of the measure which was to make the territory a member in full fellowship of the American union. He engaged in agriculture, in which he has ever since been employed: but the seclusion of the farm did not conceal his eminent ability and cultivated talents from the public. In 1801, he enlisted as a soldier under the union banner, and became captain of a company in the Fourth and Tenth (con solidated; regiments. He served with honor in the ' campaign his command took part' in, and was mastered out in 1804. Iu ISCo, and again in 18'JU, he was a member of the Kansas house of repre sentatives, where he displayed such power as to attract attention of the lead ing men of the commonwealth, and to give earnest to that distinction he was soon to achieve. In 1867-08, he served as state senator. In 1809-70, and again in - 1870-71, he was governor of Kansas. The duties of these various of fices he discharged with such fidelity and ability as justly to entitle him to still higher distinction. Accordingly, on the assembling of the state legislature in 1874, ha was elected to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Alexan der Caldwell, a9 United States senator. This vacancy had been temporarily filled by the appointment of Robert Crozier, but the legislature promptly recognized Mr. Harvey's claims and gave him the merited compliment of an elec tion to that position. He took his seat February 12, 1874, and filled the place with credit to himself and honor to his Etate until March 4, 1879, when his term expired. On retiring from public life. Governor Harvey returned to his farm at Vinton, Riley county, where he has continued to reside. He was married October 4, 1854, to Miss Charlotte Cutter, of 'Adams county, 111. Six children were born of this mar riage Clara, Emma, Lillian, Martha, James X. and John A. SMALLPOX RAMPANT. On Hundred tail Twmly-Sln Ntw Cases in Chicago Within the Week. Chicago, April 16. One hundred and twenty-six new cases, was the small-pox record in Chicago for the last' week, as shown by the books in the health depart ment. One hundred and eighty-six patients are in the pest house, several are in the 'suspect" ward of the county hospital, and a number are quarantined m pri vate houses because there is no room in the city's hospital. The most serious condition of affairs has been found in the southwest portion of the city. The health inspector found three persons dead in their houses to day, and two similar cases on Saturday. The people living in the houses had con cealed the existence of smallpox until death came. THE GALLANT HARTFORD. A Monster Petition That the Old Ship Be . Repaired. San Francisco, April 16. A monster petition is being circulated in Vallego, the town 'which is largely dependent on Mare Island navy yard, asking congress to appropriate 4600,000 for the repair of the old Hartford, Admiral Farragut'a flag ship. It cites the case of the Victoria, Nel-eotr's- Bag ship, which was repaired when in far worse condition than the Hartford. NELLIE IJLY'S RECORD. It I to"., Be Lowered Eight Days by George Oriffi h. Niagara Falls, X. Y., April 16. George Griffiths, the Ehglishman who left Loudon, Eng., a month ago to go round the world in sixty-six days of ordinary means of trans portation, expects to pass through in about two weeks. He will go to New York and, barring accident, will sail for England. He will. In consequence travel 21,295 miles and lower Nellie Bly's record by eight days. nKaae' Cai to b Hnrd. Washington, April 16. The supreme Court today .granted the motion to ad vance the case of McKane, appellant vs. Warden Durston, of Sing Sing and it was et for hearing on April 23 ahead of the call. Read the "Wants. 7 Many of them are as interesting as news, items. See if it id UUt so. ORDEAL TOO MUCH FOR HIM Col. Breckinridge Sat Only a Few Minutes la His Saat In the Home. Washington, April 16. Representa tive Breckinridge of Kentucky, appear ed on the floor of the house today for the first time since the famous Pollard Breckinridge trial began in court. He reached the capital shortly before the session opened and went first to the appro priations committee room, where he ex changed greetings with members of the committee. There was no allusion to the litigation and merely the usual ex pressions of good health. Then he passed through 'the lobby to Speaker Crisp's private office, where Representative Henderson of North Carolina was consulting with the speak er as to the resolution of respect to Sen ator Vance. ' There were brief expres sions of good wishes, and again a care ful avoidance of personal affairs. Mr. Breckinridge passed into the pri vate lobby of the house where he en countered many members. They shook his hand in passing. There was nothing, however, in the way of at demonstration, or unusual crowding about him. Mr. Breckinridge went on the floor just as the chaplain was concluding his prayer, and stood with bowed head at the closing words. Then he walked across the front arena, grasping a hand here and there and proceeded up the aisle to his seat. Members were busy with their work and many failed to notice him. Three or four well known men in the imme diate neighborhood of his seat leaned over and shook hands. He wore a smile but was evidently miserably ill at ease under the ordeal. His face was florid and seemed to be more than usu ally flushed. There was' little about him of the composure and nonchalance so characteristic of his earlier congression al days. Before he had been in his seat two minutes he shifted nervously and then arose and left the chamber. The house soon after took a recess. Col. Breckinridge said he would at once resume his congressional work. He is chairman of the appropriations sub-committee on deficiencies. The urgent de ficiency bill passed the senate baturday and came back to the house toi?ay. Mr. Breckinridge said he expected to resume charge of it. He will also manage the general deficiency bill, which has not yet been reported to the house. MR. EMBREE STATU IN. Ministerial Union Insists That) its Presi dent Fill Oat His Term. Rev. A. S. Embree will not retire from the presidency and withdraw from the Ministerial uuion as he had intended Mr. Embree went to the meeting of the Union this morning at the Y. M. C A. rooms fully determined to sever his con nection with the union, but he changed his mind when the members protested and will fill out his term as president, The union will only have three more meetings before it adjourns for the sum mer and new officers will be elected ;it the first meeting after the summer vacation. ETHEL IN GALLS TO WED. . Her Eogsffflment to X r. Edward O. Blair of Atchison is Announced. Atchison, Kas., April 16. The en gagement is announced of Miss Ethel In galls to Dr. Edward G. Blair of this city. Miss Ingalls is the eldest daughter of ex-Senator John J. Ingalls, and was for several years the reigning belle in Wash ington society. She has achieved some prominence as a writer. MR. KENDALL VERY LOW. It is Not Expected That He Can Live Much Longer. Mr. C. F. Kendall is reported as very much worse today by the attending physician, Dr. C. F. Menninger. A form of blood poisoning has set in, and it is thought that he can live only a short time. He has been sick in bed only about two weeks, but has steadily grown worse. He is at the Copeland hotel. KNOCKS OUT HER BONDS. School Honda of Kansas City, Kan., Are Declared Illegal. Attorney General John T. Little has given an opinion in the Kansas City, Kansas, bond election case. The city voted $100,000 school bonds at a recent election, and more than 1.000 votes were cast for the bonds than were cast against them. It appears however that there was not a majority of the qualified elec tors, and Attorney General Little holds that the bonds cannot be legally issued, as the law provides that a majority of the qualified electors must vote for the bonds. GEN. W EAVER HERE. . He Was la Topeka s Few Honrs ol San day. General James B. Weaver, the late Populist candidacy for the presidency, was in Topeka a few hours j-esterday and left last evening for Fullerton, Neb. General Weaver made four speeches in Kansas, addressing largo gatherings at Salina, Washington, Bellville and Clay Center. It was the opening of the Popu list campaign in this state. LOCAL MENTION. In the district : court this " morning Judge Hazen decided the Thurston place foreclosure suit and granted the fore closure. The Gospel union held a meeting at Oakland yesterday under the direction of George S. Fisher, formerly state secretary of the Y. M. C. A. Deputy United States Marshal George Walker went to Burlingame Sunday and arrested Charles Bratton, aged 17 years, charged with embezzlement of a regis tered letter. Bratton is lodged in the Shawnee county jail awaiting the action of the grand jurj-. Mrs. Frost, of Locu?t street, one of the large family of Parkdale Frosts, bad a warrant issued today for the arrest of her son, Frank Frost. Mrs. Frost says she invited her son to stay at her house. He moved in and later concluded the house was not big enough for them both, so he tried to drive his mother out. UfllOllSJpSH. Chief Arthur Says Engineers Who Have Struck, Violated the Rules of the Brotherhood IF TIIEY ARE MEMBERS The Strike On the Great North ern Road May Soon Include All Western Roads. Chicago, April 16. Chief P. M. Ar thur of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Chief Sargent of the fire men's order, passed through Chicago to day, the former en route to St. Paul. "I am going to St. Paul to investigate the Great Northern strike," said Chief Arthur. 'When I was up there some weeks ago the engineers entered a con tract with the company which was a set tlement of their differences with the company. The strike in so far as the engineers are engaged in it is a violation of that agreement and a violation of the laws of the engineers' brotherhood. 'Some of the engineers have struck, but whether the ones who have gone out are members of the brotherhood or not, I do not know. If they are they have vio lated the rules and must take the conse quence. My object in going to St. Paul is to meet the executive committee of the engineers, the chairman of which telegraphed for me yesterday." "Will you order the engineers who are now on strike to return to work if they are members of the brotherhood?" Mr. Arthur was asked. "I can't say as to that. Even if they should return to work that would not save them from the consequences of violating the rules of the brotherhood." Chief Sargent said the firemen on the" road who have quit work also violated the rules of their organization. Chief Sargent is not going to St. Paul, but to Fort Wayne to attend a meeting of the local order of firemen there. the strike: may grow. Rumors Afloat That Kvury Rsllroad West of Missouri Will Be Tied Up. Seattle, Wash., April 16. Despite the statements of the officials that the on the Great Northern does not extend fur ther east thau Minot, North Dakota, the leaders here say that the claims of James Hogau that the whole system is tied up, are correct. Rumors are afloat among the strikers, and are also heard among Great North ern officials, that the Northern Pacific is to be tied up on Tuesdaj. and that be fore next week every road west of the Missouri river, with the possible excep tion of the Union Pacific, will receive the same fate. Word was received from Hogan, at Butte, that Superintendent Currier, of the Montana Central, had started iu a buggy from Helena to Great Falls, a dis tance of 100 miles. He also instructed Secretary Adams of the . local lodge to furnish men to protect the company's property here, as necessary and Adams made the offer to Superintendent Cope land of the coast lines, but no disorder is feared. The mail car of the South Westmin ter & Vancouver train was brought out this morning to leave at 9:11 but the officials refused to let it go without the passenger cars and it was left on the track. The strikers then took out the Canadian Pacific cars which run on this train and trans ferred them to the Seattle,' Lake Shore fc Eastern tracks, over which they went to Sutnus, connecting there with the Can adian Paciffc, The strikers have kindly feeling for the Paciffc because it formerly submit ted a dispute to arbitration of its own en gineers and when the Great Northern car cleaners wage3 were rduced to $1 per day and they struck last March the Canadian Pacific hired two of them at $2 a day to clean its cars running on the coast lines. No.trains of any kind have left Seattle today over the Great Northern. RAILWAY UNIOJi STRONG. Says That It Includes Half the Men on the Great fortheT-n. St. Paul, April 16. The triangular nature of the Great Northern contest, as mentioned in dispatches from here yes terday, is exciting much comment among both railway officials and strikers. " It is considered somewhat in the nature of a fight for existence on the part of the brotherhoods, for if defeated and com pelled to join the American railway union, the present members of that union being in a large majority, would control its affairs, and the engineers, fire men, conductors and trainmen of the brotherhoods would have to submit to the greater voting power of the lower paid employes. Local leader in the union said today that when the first cut was made last fall their organization was too weak to fight, but now they have 90 per cent of the men in their membership and will fight the cut. The strike leaders-have been careful to avoid interfering with mail cars, or cars carrying mail, claiming thereby to have avoided danger of clash ing with government officers, but a Great Northern official said that in the big "Q! strike, the courts had decided, that the whole train was included in the term "Mail train," and the Great Northern believed itself clear of obliga tion to move a single mail car. A DIFFERENT VIEW. Brotherhoods of Firemen and Trainmen Will Give the Strike Mo Support. Spokane, Wash., April 16. There ia no change in the situation along the Great Northern. Not a wheel is turning from Minot, North Dakota, to Seattle. Assist ant General Superintendent Farreil had telegrams tonight from head officers of the engineers add firemen brotherhoods and order of railway trainmen, assuring him that the , strike would receive no moral or financial support from them. No attempt will be. made to move trains out of Spokane until the trouble is Bettled. ' EUGENE DEBS IN HIDING. (Wants to Manage the Strike Without the Appearance of DainK So. : Minneapolis, Minn., April 16. While the Great Northern strike has not reach ed the Twin Cities, there are indications that it will do so within forty-eight hours. A mass meeting is to be held here to morrow night under A. R. U. auspices, and it is given out that a strike is inevit able on the eastern division unless the company restores the old schedules, i A big meeting of the employes was held in St. Cloud this morning to consider the situation, but as yet nothing definite ia determined upon. It is rumored that Eugene V. Debs, president of the Nat ional American Railway union, is in hid ing in the Twin Cities somewhere. It is said that he wants to be where he can be in close touch with the manage ment of the strike, but at the same tint' he does not want to appear as giving it his official sanction as yet. NO PRIZE FIGHT, THEY SAY But it Is Said There Was a Chicken Fight in the Afternoon. Almost all the hacks were in use yes terday afternoon, and many thought that the prize fight that was talked of was going to take place. It did not, how ever, and both "Mickie" Heery and Bob Nightingale say that they did not intend to fight, and that the report was false. It is reported that a cock fight occurred yesterday afternoon. There is also a report that the fight before mentioned took place Saturday night, but both the principals stoutly deny the report, and say they had no in tention of fighting. There is a sport in town who is a "puncher," and he doesn't care who knows it, It is Jim Finney. He will fight Geo. Mabey at Atchison next Sun day, and the chances are said to be in Finney's favor. ' . . It is said that the authorities at Atchi son are not as particular about prize fights as in this city, and that the fight will not be interfered with. A small party of "the talent" will ac company Finney, and he will fight for $75 and the gate receipts. NAMES "WRITTEN THERE. Notable Kansans in One of the Finest Books Ever Bound. Secretary Adams of the state historical society has received a copy ol the His tory of the Centennial of the Inaugura tion of Washington, held at New York city in April, 1889. It is the most costly book ever received by the society. It is bound in canvas, full gilt, and has over 200 fine engravings, besides more than that number of portraits. There are twenty-two portraits of Washington and of nearly all those prominent in the early history of the republic. There is a com plete history of the inaugural of Wash ington, as well as the celebration. Kan sas was represented at the celebration by Hons. Eugene F. Ware, Geo. R. Peck, Charles K. Wells, A. H. Ellis, Maj. Cal vin Hood, Col. W. B. Stone and Capt. Perry Hutchinson. The compilers are Cornelius N. Bliss and ex-Mayor Abram S. Hewitt of New York. BOARDED AT COPELAND. Bat .Senator Klmbxll Did Not Pay His Bill Says J. C. Gordon. 5-State Senator C. H. Kimball of Labette-county who was a prominent can didate for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor two years ago, is being sued in the district court this after noon for an unpaid hotel bill by J. C. Gordon, proprietor of the Copeland. Senator Kimball and his friends oc cupied Parlor E at the Copeland three days during the Republican state con vention and Senator Kimball did not pay for the room. Parlor E was one of the rooms regu larly occupied by Governor Humphrey, who paid $50 a month for his board and the use of two rooms. On the witness stand this afternoon Mr. Gordon said Governor Humphrey and he had an understanding by which the gov ernor relinquished one of his rooms during conventions. Senator Kimball used the room during the convention and four of his friends slept there and took their meals at the hotel. Mr. Gordon said two of Senator Kimball's friends paid $5.25 each and that was all he received for the room during the conven tion. The room was worth $12 a day and his bill was $36, from which he de ducted what Mr. Kimball's friends had paid, and he now wants $25.50. In defense Senator Kimball says that Governor Humphrey gave him the use of the room, and that Governor Hum phrey had a right to put guests in it if he wanted to. VIKING SHIP BOUGHT. It Will Now Be Kept Permanently at Chicago. Chicago, April 16. The famous Vik ing ship, now lying in port at New Or leans, has been purchased by an associa tion in Chicago, of which ex-Sheriff Mat son, Editor Anderson of the Scandinavian and Captain Magnui Anderson are prom inent members. Tae ship will be kept iu this city. TO ADOPT REED'S RULES. House Democrats A tree to Report the New Quorum Counting Process. Washington, April 16. After a ses sioo of two hours today the Democratic members of the house com mittee on rules agreed on the new quorum-counting rule and there upon sent for Messrs. Reed and Burrows, the Republican members of the com mittee. It is understood the rule provides for ascertaining a quorum by counting members present and not voting and also for lining members who absent them selves from the house. The new rule will probably be presented to the house to-morrow. Uamtgrs SI. The jury in the district court this afternoon returned a verdict allowing Floyd Coleman damages Jo the amount of $1, for being dragged out of the gal lery of Crawford's opera house. LIVIIIGHIGH. Coxey Common wealers Feast On Oyster Soup and Jam, Provided to Keep Them From Following: the Unknown WHO HAS BEEN FI11ED. An Old Hermit-Startled rom ..... - His Boost. He Comes Forth to Lead a Con necticut Army. Cumberland, Md., April 16. The army of the commonweal will leave Tuesday morning early in canal boats for Hancock, the next stop. It may be that this route will be con tinued to Hagerstown. Tonight camp will be broken and the boats loaded. The men are being fed extravagantly and are enjoying the feast after the prolonged fare of hardtack. For breakfast oyster soup, coffee, bread and jam, pork and beef were sup plied in abundance. Dinner and supper will be served as abundantly. This ac tion has in a great measure allayed the feeling or discontent among the great number who favor following the leader dership of the "Unknown" and Coxey, Jr., who were igriominiously discharged at Frostburg. It is rumored that several -score of un employed from various points and camp ing beyond the coke works, are being or ganized for ah opposition march to Washington. A public meeting will be held at the Academy of Music this even ing at which General Coxey and Marshal Browne wili speak. COLD COMFORT FOR COMMONWEAL San Bernardino Citlzxns Determined to Drive Them Out of Town. Colton, Cal., April 16. The second Los Angeles regiment of the unemployed is meeting with anything but encourage ment in San Bernardino. First the Are aepartment was called out here and the commanders were drenched with cold water and driven from the freight train they had captured. Then the army was placed under guard by fifty deputies, armed with shot-guns, and its leaders were thrown into the county jail. Then a boycott was declared on the army. The commander raised a fund of $7 and purchased bread, but the baker who sold It was waited on by the citizens' committee of safety and made to promise that he would sell no more supplies to the army or its leaders. The merchants here have resolved not to sell to the army and many citizens have agreed not to give any food or other supplies to them. The sheriff and his deputies promised to arrest the men for seizing a train and declares they must walk out. It appears to be a case of freeze out. Last night about two-hundred of the commonweal era marched in a body to the First Baptist church, where Rev. Spurgeon Medhurst took up a small collection for the army and preached a sermon expressing sym pathy for the wanderers. At 10 o'clock last night the committee of safety waited on Rev. Medhurst to remonstrate, representing that the men were not peaceful citizens but an organiz ed mob of law breakers. The preacher promised to give them no more encour agement. The commonwealers declare they will remain here until their leaders are released. Trouble is feared. A. LONG HAIRED HERMIT Comes Down From the Mountains to Lead a March to Washington. liRiDGKPORT, Conn., April 16. Twenty years ago. Hillman Stillings got an idea into his head that Christ was to visit the earth again and when he came he (Still ings) was to be his right hand man. ' At that time, he left his friends, climbed to the top of Mount Archer, one of the tallest peaks in the state, and took up his abode in a rude cabin. Ever since, he has lived there the life of a recluse. In all that time neither his hair nor beard have been cut, and now he is one of the queerest looking persons one can imagine. Last week he announced that Christ had visited the earth and commanded him to lead a host to Washington and join the Array of the Commonweal. He has gained a great influence over the un employed in this city, and it is announced that he will shortly start out with a large following of woodchoppers and others who have been out of employment ail winter. How great his following is, is not known. READY T.O BE OVERPOWERED. Rock Island Provides a Train For Kelly's Industrial Army. Omaha, April 16. Gen. Kelly's indus trial army will walk out of Council Bluffs at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Kelly was notified by the sheriff that the sold iers must "march on." Two companies of mititia will escort them to the county line. Although Gov. Jackson refused to furnish' transportation, the army does not intend to foot it across Iowa. Arrangements have been made to go as far as Parks, six miles east of the Bluffs on the Rock Island road, where it is said a train of empty box cars will be found on a siding with a crew ready to be overpowered. No trouble was experi enced here with the men and none deser ted from the ranks. PEFFER'S RESOLUTION In the Interest of Bodies of Men Like Coxey' Arm;. Washington, April 16. Senator Pef fer has introduced a resolution providing for the creation of a new committee of the senate to ' receive the petitions and hear the statements of' bodies of men, like Coxey's army, who visit the capital for the purpose of making presentations to congress. The committee is required to give such organizations full and re spectful hearings, and report to the sen ate. Senator Hoar gave notice that when the resolution should be taken up for consideration he would move to amend by imposing this duty on the committee on finance. The Oklahoma Division. Guthrik, Okla., April 16. The Okla homa divisien of Coxey's army has just closed arrangements with the railruad company to take 3)0 of them to Wash ington in box cars. CHRISTIAN SOCIALIS M . Rev. Mr. Lon Advocates a Change In Present Social Conditions. At this morning's meeting of the Min isterial union the secretary of the Y. M. C A association addressed the ministers and asked them to give more attention to the work for young men and said there should be closer union between the churches and the Y. M. C. A. A resolution was adopted in regard to the removal of Dr. W. K. Archibald from Topeka, expressing regret in severing the pleasant relations that have existed between the members and Dr. Archi bald. Rev. M. C. Long, of the Third Christian church, read a paper on Christian Social ism, advocating the doctrine of the Change in the hard social conditions by the principles of religious charity and human brotherhood. The doctrine of brotherhood was the basis of the paper, and its application was made to social distinctions all should occupy the same social standing. The duty and power of advancing this Christian socialism he placed in the hands of the church, and would be ac complished when the church arose in her dignity and power, and as soon as the churches decided that it should be dono it will be accomplished. "There is too much stagnation and damnation in the political parties to reach desirable ends in socialism," said Mr. Long. SIMPSON IS WORSE. The Condition of the Kansas Congress man is Exceedingly Critical. Kansas City, April 16. A special to the. Star from Washington says: Con gressman Jerry Simpson's condition this afternoon was reported to be exceedingly critical. None of the many callers at his house were admitted to see him and every one of his Populist colleagues was turned away. Yesterday Mr. Simpson's complicated disorders took a most unfavorable tarn, and the gravest apprehensions were felt for his recovery. His legs and arms were strangely swollen, as by dropsy, and the swelling seems to be steady ap proaching his vital parts. CHRISTIAN CONVENTION. It Will Meet This Evening and Lust Two Uy s. The Shawnee County Christian con vention meets this evening at 1010 north Kansas avenue. Rev. F. E. Mallorv f this city will preach a sermon. The con vention will be in session tomorrow anl Wednesday. The programme for tomorrow morn ing consists of an opening ad Ire by Wm. Orlan, devotional exercises Jed by Magarie MeAdams of Rossville, a confer ence on the subject: "How can our churches lie more helpful to each other'.' ' in which li. L Smith, F. E. Mallorv, M. Ingels, A. C. Reed and J. M. Shepherd will take part. In the afternoon Miss Jordon will lead a song service; R. E. Hill of Rossville, will speak on the subject: ''The Pas-tor and the young people," and reports from the field will be read. LATE STATE HOISE NEWS Doing! at the State House This Afternoon Told (n Brief. The state board of railroad commis sioners met to-day in the office of Audi tor Prather. The railroads are repre sented by the following tax commission ers: S. L. Heighleyman. M. P.; Geo. W. Veale, jr., U. P.; II. L. Pollard, B. & M.; J. C. Cooper, Rock Island. Adjutant General Davis spent Sunday visiting the Soldiers' Homo at Leaven worth. He is loud in his praises of the Home and its management. Chief Justice Horton of the state su preme court, granted a stay to-d;.y in the case of John Brown, convicted in a Pottawatomie county court of assault and sentenced to ten months in jail. His bond was fixed at f 1,200. Mrs. A. M. Clark, secretary of the Kan sas World's Fair commission is sending out cop'es of the Kansas World's Fair book. She has already sent out 2,00f. They go to exhibitors, members of tho legislature and members of congress. State Superintendent of Public In struction Gaines has received a circular from the secretary of the National Edu cational association which meets at Ad bury Park., N. J., July 6 to 13. He says that the hotels have made a rate of half the usual charge and that the railroads have granted a half fare rate. WANTST0 RE AS0 LON. A. B. Quintan Want to Be a Candidate for the Lgllture. Mr. A. B. Quinton will again ask the voters of Topeka te elect him to olfice. lie told Representative Troutman of the South legislative district on Saturday that he had decided to, be a candidati for the nomination for the legislature in the city districts. This make three can didates now in the field for this office, R. li. Welch and Col. Geo. W. Veale having already announced themselves. The Jncrlbbien Club. Z. F. Riley, the president of the Scrib blers' club, read an interesting paper on "Similes" at the meeting of the club on Saturday evening, in which he treated the different forms of similes in poetry. Mr. A. Downing read a paper on "The Kinds of Poetry and the Variety of Verse." Several origin.l poems were read by Mrs. Rapley Hague and Dr. Henry W. Roby. The club has a mem bership of fifteen U. t. nnprrme Court to Take a Itrt. Washington, April 16. -The supreme court announced that it wouhl hear no further arguments after April 27 and tht it would take a recess on April 30 until the fixing of the date for the filial ad journment hereafter. . -