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Determination of Congress to
Ignore 3Ir. Coxey,
Is Somewhat Shattered by To
day's Proceed in sr.
To Congress Today On the Floor
of the House
On the Subject of the Industrial
Washington, May 9. There wa3 an
unusually large attendance of members
of the house committee on labor at its
meeting today, drawn there largely by
the expectation that General Coxey prob
ably would be In attendance to speak on
Representative ilcGann's resolution for
the appointment of a joint committee of
the senate and house to investigate the
cause of the prevailing industrial de
pression. The general waa early at the capitol
in company with Col. A. E. Radstone, of
Washington. Mr. Coxey presented a
petition from the commonweal army that
he and Carl Browne be permitted to ad
dress the committee in behalf of the
Coxey bill for the construction
of good roads, and for the
issuance ot non-interest bearing
bonds. Coxey supplemented the
reading of the petition with a brief state
ment and then answered questions put
to him by memlx-rs of the committee.
"There are," he said, "billions of dol
lars worth of improvements throughout
the country to be made and there are
millions of men to make them. There
is but one thing-standing in the way, and
that is money."
The passage of his two bills would
solve the. industrial depression and set
all men to work;
II asked for 99 per cent of people the
same privileges as are enjoyed fcy one
per cent, the national banking class, who
alono are represented in congress.
Mr. Kyan (Dem., X. Y.) pressed Mr.
Coxey for proof of this assertion.
"Have you any showing to make, any
proofs to "offer, that you represent 99 per
cent of the people?" asked Mr.'Kyau.
No," said Coxey after thinking a
moment, "I don't claim that,"
This closed Coxey's hearing, and the
genera! retired.
I. E. Dean, member of the executive
committee of tlie Farmers' Alliance, fol
lowed with a recital of the depressed
condition of labor. ....
Senator Alien's Coxey resolution went
over until tomorrow, when Senator "Teller
and others will speak on it-
Senator All.n Dhiooariei On His Resolu
tion of Investigation.
Washington. May 9. Jacob S. Coxey
general of the Commonweal had hia two
lieutenants, Carl Browne and Christopher
Columbus Jones who were convicted in
the police court yesterday were in the
lobby in the rear of the senate when that
body met today anticipating a further
airing of their case in connection with
the Allen resolution to investigate the
alleged police clubbing on the capitol
steps on .May 1.
At the conclusion of the morning busi
ness. Mr. Allen, (Pop. Neb.) called up hia
resolution for the appointment of a spe
cial committee to investigate the police
interference with the Coxey demonstra
tion on the capitol steps. 31 ay 1st.
Mr. Allen spoke with feeling. He
had waited a week after the outrage
committed on the capitol grounds before
introducing his resolution, he said, ex
pecting that one of the senators from
Ohio, the state from which Mr. Coxey
came, would take steps toward its invest
igation. Mr. Coxey came from the con
gressional district formerly represented
by Governor McKinley. In his opinion,
such scenes as took place in the pres
ence of 10,'jOO people on May 1, on the
plaza in iront of the capitol, should be
investigated without delay.
Coi.y'i Camp Heclared a NoUanca
Mo Is Ordered to Slove.
Washington, May 9. The district
health ollicers have decided the Coxey
camp to be a nuisance and dangerous to
The district commissioners have given
Coxey and his followers forty-eight hours
to abate the nuisanca ThU doubtless
means that they must break camp within
that time.
tlH Investigating Carnegie.
Pittsbcru' May 9. The investigation
by government officials of the so-called
armor plate frauds at the Carnegie works
was continued today at Homestead. Two
sessions were held and a number of wit
nesses were examine-!, but the investiga
tion is being held behind closed doors
and the participants are pledged to se
crecy, nothing could be learned of the
N.tme Old Chestnut.
Kansas City, Mo, May 9. George C
Murphy of this city expects to start for
Roswell. N. M., next Thursday. Accord
ing to the terms of a wager he will leave
here without a cent and arrive at his
destination in sixty days with $100 in
money. The $ 100 and all expenses of
the trip to be earned on the way by fair
Charged t Common weal er.
Coumbcs, Ind., May 9. Parties be
lieved to be the advance guard of "Gen."
Jennings' common wealers, now in camp
at. Edinburg, and who are to arrive in
this city tonight, broke into the general
store of Charles Stein of Edinburg last
night, and carried away $350 worth of
tine guns.
CSeneral Trumbull Head.
Chicago, May 9. Gen. M. M. Trum
bull, a veteran of the Mexican and civil
wars, died at his home here today. He
was a writer of note on sociological and
philosophical subject.
Grand Commander Banquet and Elects
Officer at Ilntchinaon.
Kansas City, May 9. A special to the
Star from Hutchinson, Kas., says:
Today closes a very interesting ses
sion of the grand commandery
of Knights Templar of Kansas,
in their 25th annual session.
The local Knights banquetted the visi
itors at the Santa Fe hotel last night in
grand style. The following new officers
were elected: Right eminent grand
commander, Alexander G. Robt. Mc
Phersou; very eminent deputy grand
commander, R. E. Torrington, Wich
ita; eminent grand generalissimo,
W. C. Helms, , Parsons; eminent
grand captain general, Will Chaffee,
Topeka; eminent grand prelate Samuel
E. Busser, Dodge City; eminent grand
senior warden George H.Jenkins, Kan
sas City; eminent grand junior warden,
Ed Hayes, Wellington; eminent grand
treasurer, Winfield S. Corbett, Wichita;
eminent grand recorder, D. Byington,
New York's Mayor Slay Become the Head
of Tammany.
New York, May 9. Tammany men
are all at sea regarding the successor to
liichard Croker and nobody seems to
have any clear idea of what will be tho
action of the executive committee on
Thursday. One of the best known men
in the organization expressed this opinion
"If Mr. Croker finally determines to
retire absolutely from the leadership, the
best man to take his place, on account of
executive ability and wide knowledge of
New York city politics, is Mayor Gtlroy.
But will he take the place if it is offered
to him?"
Tbe Coal Strike Slakes Trouble for the
Baltimore, May 9. The coal strike
threatens to interfere with the industries
in this section. If the mines are worked
for a considerable time, the injury to
business here may be great as the sup
ply of coal in Baltimore ia said to be lim
ited. The Baltimore & Ohio railroad com
pany has put an embargo on all the coal
on its tracks between Baltimore and
Cumberland, refusing to deliver any coal
to consignees. The road will take the
coal to hold for its own use in emergency
if its supply should run so short as to
threaten a stoppage of trains.
Christian Yoaur Wuraeii Moid Their
Quarterly Xnetiugr Xonigrlit.
Tonight the Women's Christian asso
ciation will tender a reception to the
state secretary. Miss Dora Cady, who has
been in Minnesota for the past two
months helping in the work. The regu
lar quarterly meeting of the association
will be held at the rooms from 3 to 9 p.
m., after which the reception will bo
given. There will be music and re
freshments. The ladies' are anxious that there shall
be a large attendance as the quarterly
meeting is ah important one, and also
the reception will be a pleasant affair.
Miss Dora Cady will lead the meeting
Sunday afternoon.
Tt.lt.n T.,hfttAn Ahntlt in V . H.lv.n
from Work. J
Akron, O., May 9. The striking
street laborers association, assembled to
day and marched to Exchange street,
where the foreigners who took their
places, were working on street improve
ments and attempted to drive them away.
The foreigners, most of whom are Ital
ians, refused to leave and at 2 p.m. trouble
seems imminent.
All the available police are being hur
ried to the scene of trouble in patrol
wagons. Battery "F" of the light artil
lery O. N. G., is now assembled and the
mayor has also issued a call to company
B. of the Eighth Infantry to assemble at
their quarters.
Colorado Secretary of t lie Board of Pub
lic Works Says He's Slandered.
Denver, May 9. Wm. F. Hynes, sec
retary of the board of public works and
member of the legislature, has gone to
Terre Haute, Ind., to attend a meeting of
the executive committee of the brother
hood of locomotive firemen, and will
demand an apology from Messrs. Debs
and Arnold, high officers in the order,
who it is alleged have been circulating
reports that $ 60,000 of funds of the order
in Mr. Hynes' possession, are not avail
able. The funds are on deposit in the banks
and are amply secured.
B. OF L. E.
The Attendance of Two Thousand at the
Big Kational Convention.
St. Paul, May 9. Although the formal
session of tho Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers logins tomorrow with
the formal reception, the convention
held a meeting today to name commit
tees and review the credentials of the
592 delegates. Most of them are now
here with their friends, numbering
nearly 2,000. The ladies auxiliary also
meets today.
Sightseeing in this city and vicinity ia
taking most of the time just now, the
regular session not having begun.
Iletel JIen Elect Officer.
Denver, May 9. In tbe Hotel Men's
association here the United States Htitel
association was disbanded and the Hotel
Keepers- National association organ
ized with the ' following officers:
D. C Shears. Cincinnati, president; E.
M. Tierney, New York, vice presinent;
W. Wallace Wangh, Boston, treasurer;
Charles Bower, Indiana, treasurer.
New York was chosen as the place for
tire next convention, and the convention
Sew Bank at edcrwielc.
Bank Commissioner Breidenthal has
received notification of the organization
of the Sedgwick State Bank of Sedg
wick City, Harvey county. The capital
stock is f 5,000. The directors are R. W.
Hall, J. L. Buck, S. B. Shirk, W. A.
Hunn and G. P. Schoaton, all of Sedg
wick, Kansas.
Cripple Creek Industrials Seize
a Train at Pueblo.
They Are Coming: Eastward
Through Kansas.
Engines Thrown Into Ditches
by Missouri Pacific
To Stop the Band of Train
They Bnild Around the Obstruc
tions and Move On.
In Different Places All to So
Balie Wasrarener Leaves Atchi
son on a Special.
Pueblo, Col., May 9. At 6:30 last
evening as an engine of the Rio Grande
was . taking coal here it was suddenly
surrounded by fifteen of the common
weal army under Gen. Sanders of Cripple
Creek. They took the engineer and ran
the locomotive down to the Missouri Pa
cific yards, where were six coal cars that
had been left there a short time before.
The whole band boarded these cars, and
attaching a Iiio Grande engine started
for the east at a lively gait.
The superintendent immediately had
an engine anc a freight car overturned
at Olney in a cut.
News was received this morning that
the Coxey industrials had succeeded in
gottiug around the obstruction near
Olney and hud 'resumed their journey
eastward about 3:30 a. m.
Superintendent Derby, when notified
by wire that the train seizers were again
in motion, ordered four engines wiiiclt
had been awaiting developments at Ar
lington, -75 miles from here, to go east
rapidly. He also ordered another loco
motive to be ditched near Haskell which
is beyond Arlington. Not a traiu except
the stolen one is now running on tne
Missouri Pacific in Colorado.
The tank at Ordway, ten miles beyond
Olney, has been emptied and the water,
for the locomotive can be secured only
from wells. It is thought likely that the
engine will run dry before the new ob
struction is reached. No little anxiety
was felt when it was learned that the
track around the engine was completed,
lest the industrials should cut the tele
graph wires, but the train went through
without any molestations of the wires.
It will be almost impossible to pursue
the army from this direction, since to
build their track around the ditched en
gine they have taken up 300 or 400 feet
of rails and ties.
United States Marshal Jones in Den
ver has been advised of the interference
with the movement of the mail and coun
sel for the Missouri Pacific in Denver
has been instructed to apply to the fed
eral court for an injunction to prevent
further interference by Sanders and his
men with the operation of the road.
l)i:ched More Engine.
The Coxeyites' stolen train encountered
another obstacle near Arlington, eighty
miles east of this city, where four en
gines were ditched by order of Superin
tendent Derby. The industrials are now
laying track around this obstruction. I
Sheriff Moses has been trying all the
morning to raise a posse to capture San
ders and his army, but so far has not
been able to secure more than forty men.
The railroad authorities here are in com
munication with Judge Hallett at Den
ver in regard to securing federal aid.
A telegram was received here this
afternoon saying that the industrials are
stalled at Haswell, twelve miles
east of Arlington by four engines
ditched in a cut. At latest accounts they
were tearing up and relaying track.
At Ordway the water in their engine
gave out and they obtained a supply
from a well, carrying it in their dinner
pails and coffee cups.
2 p. m. Sanders' industrials have got
beyond the Haswell wreck and are now
going east. Another engine has been
ditched at Diston, 119 miles from Pueblo.
3 p. m. Sanders' traiu is reported to
have reached Eads, the last station west
of Diston where another engine has been
ditched. Diston is 30 miles west of the
state line. Engines were ditched at
Olney, Arlington, Haswell- and Diston.
Making; Haste Slowly.
Denver, May 9. The Missouri Pacific
railroad company applied to United
States Marshal Jones today to capture
the Coxeyites, who seized a train at
Pfceblo. The marshal was in doubt as to
whether he had any right to act and
asked Judge Hall to advise him. The
judge has taken the matter under con
sideration. Will Take No Action.
Destib, May a Judge Hallett this
afternoon advised Marshal Jones to
take no action in regard to the stolen
WkSi" Leaves Atchison.
Atchison, Kas., May 9. B. P. Wag
goner, general attorney Missouri Pacific,
left here by special train this afternoon
to meet the Colorado branch of the com
monweal army with the stolen train. He
expects United State Marshal Neely and
200 deputies to accompany him from
Topeka. Waggener has instructions
from the general manager to arrest every
man in the commonweal army. The
writer of the above appears to have been
in ignorance of the fact that Marshal
Neely is at Ft. Scott and all other officers
of the court. No deputy marshals left
here today.
Which Wasn't Mucll of Anything- Except
- "Let Them Come.
Governor Lewelling said "Let them
iCome," when he was informed today of
the approach of General Sanders and
his commonweal army to the Kansas
line on the Missouri Pacific
The- governor did not say what he
would do, but said he supposed the Mis
souri Pacific officials waut the United
States marshals to arrest the men for
Attorney General Little said he did not
understand how the commonwealers can
be arrested by the United States, as the
Missouri Pacific is not in the hands of a
f eceiver and as the company is ditching
ts own engines, the men can hardly be
aia io oe responsible for tne delay of
nitea States mails.
lly's Armada Sails From Dei Moines
in Etis Flat bouts.
I Des Moines, May 9. The Kelly army
float got under way today and at noon
l)id good-bye to Des Moines, the boats
saluting altogether during the good-bye
cheers. .
I Most of the boats in the fleel were
rigged with oars or sailing gear and sails
were improvised from army blankets.
Commodore Kelly expected to reach
Runnells, 20 miles away, tonight,
f The men were in good spirits and
Seemed glad to begin tneir course. Be
cause of the numerous sand bars, the
.men wero finally compelled to wade and
.push the boats. The men have ample
provisions for several days and the towns
along the route are preparing to con
tribute liberally. "Prof." King led the
flotilla on his aquatic bicycle, the start
being witnessed by a large crowd.
Kelly's boats were soon strung along
the river five miles and made slow pro
gress. One boat with ten army men and
a number, of Des Moine3 women and
children capsized and all narrowly
escaped drowning. Fully 2,000 people
straggled along the banks watching the
Women and children from the city
were in nearly every boat at the start,
taking a short pleasure ride.
Twenty of Them Insist on Ridlns on a
Pa.Bengr Train.
Cincinnati, O., May 9. The Cleve
land passenger express on the Baltimore
fc Ohio Southwestern railroad, leaving
Cincinnati at 8 o'clock, was held up near
Wyoming by about twenty "hoboes."
The traiu crew drove the intruders off.
but as' soon aS the train was started the
traip3 boafiled it again. The trainmen
notified the Lockland police and stopped
the train just outside of that town. The
police were about to attack when the
tramps began to brandish revolvers and
The terrified passengers persuaded
the police to make no attempt to drive
off the tramps and the train proceeded
on its wav with the uumole3ted "hoboes."
X.O Angeles Reimeut .Charged With
Ev.tdinj Fftymout of Itsilrond I'are.
San Bernardino, Cal., May 9. Vinette
of the irecond Los Angeles regiment of
the commonweal and his seven comrades,
were taken before Justice Knox on a
complaint charging them with attempt
ing to evade the payment of railroad
fares and they were held to answer, bail
being fixed at $100 each, in default of
which they were remanded to the custody
of the sheriff. The company is going to
Commander Calvin Says Thvy Will Be
Conrtmartialed Whnu Released.
Pittsburg, May 9. The twenty-three
members of company B, of Galvin's com
monweal army, who were arrested at
Bissell, eighteen miles from here, at
midnight, for attempting to capture a
Baltimore & Ohio freight train, were
held today on a charge of trespass, pre
ferred by the' olHcials of the railway
company. CoL Galvin says the men
were deserters and will be courtmar
tialed. They all gave Los Angeles as
their addresses.
Galvin's army Is still at McKeesport,
but will make an effort to get away be
fore night.
Salt Commenced by His Divorced Wife
for Carrying Away Mamie.
Cleveland, O., May 9. A special
from Massillon says that the divorced
wife, of Coxey, who is ill there, today
summoned her attorney and instructed
him to - begin suit against Coxey and
Carl Browne for abducting her daugh
ter Mamie, who appeared as the Goddess
of Peace in the Washington parade of
the commonweal.
Sheriff Burdge captured the man who
stabbed the negro John Adams, this aft
ernoon at 3 o'clock at the Missouri Pa
cific depot.
He gives his name as Harris Tram
mell and is only 18 years old. He ad
mits that he cut Adams, but says that the
negro first hit him over the head with a
club. .
Superintendent of Insurance Snider
has completed ihe official examination of
the affairs of the Kansas Mutual Life
Insurance company and will make a re
port completely vindicating the compa
ny. The Kansas state university baseball
team went through the city over the
Santa Fe at 10:30 o'clock this morning to
Emporia, where they will play nines of
the Emporia college today and of the
state normal school tomorrow."
The notorious Fanny Wright was
bound over to the district court today by
J ustice Furry, who fixed her bond at
$500. She is charged with assault with
intent to kill, and "Min" Saunders, the
complaining witness, wa3 in court today
for the first time since the cutting affray
in which she was the victim.
Kandall Releated.
La Porte, Ind.. May 9. Gen. Ran
dall and staff were released from cus
tody this afternoon and discharged on
signing an agreement to at once break
camp and to get out of the county as fast
as possible.
The Mother of the Woman Suf
frasre Movement
At tho Home of Mr. John R.
Mill vane.
Full of Hope For Equal Suffrage
in Kansas.
Wants a Plank in Both Party
Susan B. Anthony, the leader of the
woman suffrage movement, arrived ia
Topeka this afternoon. A Journal re
porter saw her just after she had finish
ed dinner at the home of Mrs. John li.
Mulvane, where she is an honored guest.
She is just as enthusiastic as she was
when she startled the country with her
other strange doctrice . Sho ia!ks of
woman suffrage and of that only.
, &.,, tm .-
-r "
Speaking of an interviewer in St. Louis,
who said "her eyes are just as bright
as ever," she said: "Pshaw, that is all
nonsense, they never were bright;"
but, never ttieless, ALiss Anthony's in
tellectual face is illuminated by expres
sive orbs which brighten constantly as
she talks. She still wears her hair
brushed neatly back from her forehead
and gathered iu rolls behind her ears in
the fashion of twenty years ago. Her
voice is strong but pleas. lnii and she
speaks with emphasis, using ner hands
Jfiicly Tor gesturing oven in common con
versation. "The sole aim of the woman suffrag
ists is to obtain the constitutional rignt
to vote. They are not Democrats, lie
publicans, Populists or Prohobitiouists."
This is the fundamental principle of
the present woman's suffrage i campaign
iu Kansas as enunciated by Susan B. An
thony this afternoon to a State Journal
"The ' best interests of woman suf
frage demand that they should work not
as Kepublicans or Democrats or Popu
lists, but as suffragists.
"Paul said "I know nothing but Christ
and him crucified' and it must be the
same with woman, she must know only
woraan suffrage.
"Many party leaders have said let us
submit the question at the ballot box but
preserve a silence in our platforms. Now
that is just what we don't want. Don't
you see that if . neither party has
a plank - in their platform that
will silence their stump speakers
on the question. We don't expect any
thing from the Democrats, they have al
ways fought us, but we will look after
the leaders in the two dominant parties
in Kansas Republicans and Populists.
Want the Bask and File.
"We do not get the rank and file of the
voters out to our meetings. They think
women are sentimental, that their opin
ions don't count and that they waste
their time when they listen to the
women. The most intellectual men
and women do attend our meet
ings we have stirred up the
cream so to speak, . but now we
want to get to the common voter and
we cannot reach him unless there are
planks in the party platforms. Such a
plank will silence our enemies and loosen
the tongues of our friends. Our enemies
will not dare to oppose the measure if it
is a part of their' platform and our
friends will be given full rein in our
"That is what I am here for," continued
Miss Anthony, "and the adoption of such
planks is what I hope to accomplish.
We will hold a hundred meet
ings in the state and next week we begin
with the five to be held in the northern
part of the state. I have just come from
Leavenworth where we held two mass
meetings and I have never seen the peo
ple of Leavenworth so stirred. The
meetings were remarkable for the large
noted of intelligent men who attended
"The prospect of the emancipation of
woman was never aa bright as today,"
said Misa Anthony. "Primarily, I want
to say that he object of our movement
is not a reversal of the relations existing
between the sexes, but only a radical re
vision of them," she continued. "I want
to elevate the home by making the wife
a full partner in the establishment in
stead of the slave and vassal that she
now is. Under the present conditions
women marry for a livelihood. The man
who gets a wife because the poor thing
needs somebody to support her certainly
ought not to feel that he has any of the
element of a Don Juan in his composi
tion. But literate woman, give her the
same opportunity as man to have her
opinion counted, and see how quick the
law of natural selection will assert itself
and the divorce mills will go out of busi
ness. , -
Malt Combat Prejudice.
"I have had to combat the strongest
prejudice of our civilization in my wo
man suffrage crusade. Once I got put
into jail while battling for it in 2s ew
York, and was fined $100 and costs by a
justice of the United States supreme
court. My friend Mrs. Minor had a sim
ilar experience in St Louis. During
those days people who did not know me
thought I was a witch with horns. That
has all passed now and I am accorded
nearly the same privileges as men in my
country. The first quarter century of
my career was a stormy one so tempes
tuous, in fact, that I have often asked
myself how I have managed to retain
that equable temperameut and sweet
disposition with which God bus
endowed womanhood. I did it
through philosophy. When I started on
this career 1 realized that the task 1 had
assumed was a stupendous one, and I
trained my mind to cool, philosophical
reflection. I have been a profound stu
dent of sociology, and what I have ac
complished has been done by patient
and persistent effort which few men
could sustain.
"I have had but one object before mo
all my life. As noon as my mind began
to unfold I saw the injustice of the sys
tem which deprives woman of lho nat
ural rights of the human btiug. I did
not shrink from this like other women.
I consecrated myself f Hie work of re
forming this system. I have lived to sen
what few reformers have been spared ti
enjoy a realization in lare part of the)
retormation which I inaugurated. I ex
pect to live to see astill fuller lealiza
tion. By tlio Itallot Only.
"Of course, the ballot .i the only meiiii"?
by which woman can hope to acquire her
full rights. Give tier Uiis weapon and
she will tight her own battle.-i. And tlm
won't bo u tyrant, either. I know tho
two stock arguments of tho enemy
against my reform is the tyranuicui and
emotional nature of women. 2s'o gieaier
Slander was ever uttered. ij ;lu
mother a tyrant? Does the widow, u i
denly bereft and left with uhoiisetiil of
children, without means of support, give
way to her tears and let her offspring
starve? There is no use to discus., ihe.e
eccentricities attributed to womanhood.
They are slanders, and that's all thore is
to them."
"But won't the ballot have a tendency
to uusex woman?" the reporter venture I
to inquire.
"Nonsense!" exclaimed M?i Anthony.
'That's another stock argument of the
en&my. It will only intensify the in
stinct of sex. Every vvon.au has her
ideal man one whom she loves for
love's sake. As now oppressed, few wo
men can afford to wait to meet their
ideal, or their approximate. They are
forced into marriage by the necessity of
getting somebody to support them. Lib
erate them, make them feel independent
and self-respecting, and they will marry
only the men they love.
Ah to ISrecklnridaro.
"What do you think of the Pollard
Breckinridge verdict?"
"Glorious!" cried Mis3 Anthony. "I
had never hoped for anything better than
u .hung jury. Ihe -result- or that trial
shows the drift of public thought more
clearly than has been shown "-y any
occurrence of- the century. Even ten
years ago such a verdict would have
been impossible. It illustrates tho prog
ress made by our crusade in the past
decade. Here is the spectac.e of a rep
resentative American jury giving a ver
dict to a woman who had reached the
age of consent, and when, at the time of
submission, she knew perfectly well that
the man could not right the wrong by
marrying her, because he had a wife. It
speaks plainer than any words I might
utter. It means that we are fast
coming to one standard of conduct
alike for men and women. It
means that the chastity of the
male must be as unquestioned ai
the chastity of the female. The press
of the country reflected public opinion
during the progress of that trial as it
never did before. Not a newspaper in
all this broad land tried to defend Breck
inridge by quoting that trite and h ick
neyed old excuse, 'The woman tempted
"What sort of a wife does the woman
suffragist make?" the reporter inquired,
in an effort to change the discussion to
another phase of the topic.
"The finest in the world," came tho
answer quick and positive. "Take for
instance, the wife of Senator Warren of
Wyoming. She is one of the most charm
ing women at Washington, is a leader in
society at the capital, and is acknowl
edged by everybody as one of the in-Jdt
wifely wives imaginable. And yet, but
for the fact that her husband is in tho
senate, Mrs. Warren would have accept
ed the nomination for governor of Wyo
ming at the last election."
Four new cases of measles were re
ported to the city health department th'.
He Passes Away After Buffering- From
Ji 1 ooil Pulaonlng.
Mr. J. Ward, one of the oldest settlers
of Topeka, died at his home south of tho
city at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon of
blood poisoning.
Mr. Ward for several years had a very
badly diseased leg, but for a long timo
refused to take the advice of his physi
cians to have the leg amputated.
About six weeks ago however,' he con
sented to have the amputation perform
ed, and went to Christ hospital, where
his leg was amputated. The stump
healed up all right, and he went home,
but he had absorbed so much of the pus
that blood poisoning set in, from which
he died today.
He has a family of grown up children,
and one of his daughters married a sou
of Senator Peffer.
The arrangements for the funeral
have not yet been made.
Today's Ktm-us City Live tne It Hal en
19..,. 1568 4.10 a9 1400 4.it-
20 1370 4.00 21 1321 3.9
33 1134 3.85 19 1213 CV
22 1105 3.70 16 951 'i.4 i
15 933 3.65 18 888 3.3J
SOmxd 736 3.90 18mxdl040 3.C5
20 736 3.75 59 79H 3.50
26 688 3.50 ... 698 3.40
6 543 3.25
53.... 267 4.90 78.... 230 4.85
81.... 240 4.85 119.... 208 4.$H
24 227 4.80 97.... 191 4.77,' g
82.... 179 4.75

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