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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, June 30, 1894, NIGHT EDITION, Image 8

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Converted After Twenty-four
Years in Sin
air. IVbaley Makes a Few Remark! at
the Populist Leijue Bvoras-Othen
Talk, on the HtriUe.
E. B. Whaley made his debut before a
Populist audience last night at the Popu
list league. It took some coaxing to in
duce Mr. Whaley to say anything1 and
eouie talk was required to bring him to
hia feet. J. M. Harrington the chairman,
eaid: "I know you all want to hear Mr.
Whaley. The last time I heard him was
when he was in a debate at Tecumseh
for the Republicans, and I had occasion
to say a few things about him and I want
to hear whether ha has really been con
verted." W. a Decker: "We do want to
hear Mr. Whaley. We are all brothers
here in th?s People's party and we want
to get Mr. Whaley up here where we can
Bee him so we will know him and. call
him brother."
Harrington: "la religion we always
put the young converts to the front and
let the old fellows take a back seat. We
always have them get up and say they
love the Lord if they can't say any more.
We want Mr. Whaley to get up and say
he loves the People's party."
Mr. Whaley arose and said: "Well
Mr. Chairman, I can say that much at
least. I have worked for the Republi
can party faithfully for twenty-four
years and during the last two years of the
time I was a member of the state central
committee, and while I do not expect to
be able to work as hard for the success
of the Populist ticket an I did for the
success of the Republicans in those two
years my good will will be with the
People's party. I do not care to make a
speech tonight but next. Friday evening
I expect to tell in this room just why I
left the Republican party. 1 do not see
how any thinking man can help doing
what I have done,"
Harrington: "That is a good exper
ience from a man who has lived in sin 24
IL II. Brown sail: "I have heard good
news today. The action of the assistant
attorney general and the infamous order
of Judge Phillips will remove all doubt
from the minds of the working men as
to where the courts stand; for this order
of Judge Phillips proves that the courts
are subservient to monopoly. I am hap
py to hear of the t'e up of the railroads
by the A. R. U. They are working to
gether with the Farmers Alliance. The
force1 of labor an 1 capital have met and
no human force can guide or mind direct
.the channel in which it will turn.
"The only party that sympathizes with
the strikers," said Mr. Brown, "is the
People's party. Iso People's party man
will go as a deputy to shoot down his
fellow men for $3 a day, (a voice 'No
"If there was no People's party do you
believe that labor would dare to boycott
a great monopoly? I know it would not.
If this order of Judge Phillips means
anything it means that the railroads own
the men."
The speaker said of the ballot, it is the
' lightning which clears away everything
in its track, and said: "Let the lightning
next November shatter every United
States court that dares to prostitute itself
to capital, and down every one who dares
to stand up and say he is not a man."
C. O. Madoulet, who is employed in
the Santa Fa shops, said: "There is one
thing we workingmea want to find out,
and that is what this word parity that is
in all the "old party platforms means.
We think it means a single gold stand
ard." He continued: "I am a railroad man
and d) not know whether the strike will
succeed or not. I think it will be Bet
tied next week and I believe by that
time every wheel will stop and that the
men will win. I see that Judge Foster
has come cut on the side of the railroads.
Judge Caldwell, who has been praised
to the skies for his stand for the laboring
men, has come out against the strikers
and I do not know what we have to ex
pect." H. A. Root, the Populist lawyer, talk
ed about the legal side of the strike. He
said that the roads did not have to haul
Pullmans even if they had a contract to
do so if it interfered with their business.
"I believe," he Raid, "that the only rea
son they have for insisting on hauling
the Pullmans is to thow their authority
and that General Manager Frey and the
other general managers can enforce
their orders."
The following executive committee, to
assist in the campaign, was named: J.
21. Harrington, J. E. Anderson, F. J.
Hudson, L. T. Yount, II. W. Parker, E.
li Whaley, C IL ivu'.zand Geo. Wagner.
Ex-Po.tinatr Mil.ham In the Banks of
Woman Suffragists.
The suffrage workers need not be dis
couraged because the Democratic man
agers of the coming state convention do
not went to listen to their appeal, as they
are making converts every day among
the members of the Democratic party.
The latest announced suffragist in the
Democratic ranks is ex-Postmaster John
Mileham, who has joined A. II. Case in
demanding equal rights for women.
The announcement of Milehatn's con
version has not teen received with joy
in the Democratic household, and it is
understood that his position on the suf
frage question was the principal cause
of his not being selected as a delegate to
today's convention.
A young Democrat who is not married
accounts for the conversion of Mr. Mile
ham to the influence of Mrs. Mileham.
It is the bright and accomplished women
in the Democratic party who are bring
ing their husbands over to the right side.
Comparative Records of Got. Bnmphnj
and Got. I.wellln&-.
D. C. Zercher of the Populist state cen
tral committee, has written a letter to a
brother Populist at Solomon City who
wanted to know about Governor Lewell
ing's record on granting pardons to vio
lators of the prohibitory liquor law. .
Mr. Zercher looked up the records and
informed the Dickinson county man that
Governor Humphrey pardoned for vio
lating the prohibitory law in 1891 thirty
four persons. In 1392 twenty, while
Governor Lewelling in the first 18
months of his administration has par
doned 2a
D. Holmes, druggist, 731 Kansas ave.
Contracts Let
By the State
Board of
The state board of charities has com
pleted its work of letting contracts for
supplies for the various state institutions
for the coming six months.
The Topeka firms who secured con
tracts are as follows:
Topeka Grocery Company: Bakers'
Manspeaker Mercantile company:
cream tartar, grits, canned peaches, sa
polio and sardines.
Armstrong & Kassebaum, Topeka: Sal
soda in barrels for Topeka, Winlield,
Osawatomie and Baloit.
Tupeka Vinegar and Preserving works:
Chow-chow, quart cans, molasses,
pickles, medium, vinegar, pure cider,
Dransfield & Dick: Dried apples,
string beans, codtish, hominy, prunes,
whole pepper, dairy salt; Williams' soap
and laundry starch.
S. Sproat: Dried apricots, lima beans,
No. 6 scrub brushes, concentrated lye,
Greenwich granulated sugar, such as
will not cake in standing, all of con
tract, gunpowder and Japan teas, and
canned tomatoes.
Green & Kale, Topeka; Mason's No.
4 blacking, white beans, counter brushes,
candles, soda crackers, corn starch in
case, ground cloves, citrou, California
canned cherries, cocoanut, nutmeg, fibre
pails, wooden pails, peaches, 3 pound
cans, dried peaches, crop 1S91, canned
pumpkin, Kansas salt, soda, yellow C
sugar. Horseshoe tobacco, tomato catsup,
cracked wheat.
I i ry Goods Supplies.
George A. Matthews, full contract for
Meats of All Kinds.
Charles Wolff & Co., partial contract.
Drugs and Medicine.
Swift & Holliday and J. K. Jone3.
Kellatn Book and Stationery company
and Topeka Paper company.
There were in all sixty-eight bidders
before the board. The contracts for
hardware were not let because the bid
ders did not have samples before the
The Well Known Bootblack Grown Up
Almost to 31 in flood.
Another old timer has returned to To
peka in the person of WilJiam Duffy,
better known as plain "Pinkie." "Pin
kie" is the Albino boy with white hair
and pink eyes and complexion who was
always reputed to be able to see in the
dark. For many years "Pinkie" ued to
sell papers and black boots on the streets
of Topeka, but he left about the time
the boom left, live years ago. He was a
mere kid then, but now he wears long
trousers and a negligee shirt with em
broidery on it, and has an air of pros
perity about him. He was seen in Rig
by's store last evening by a Journal re
porter, where he was reading oue of
Nick Carter's dime novels.
"How are you, cuily?" Pinkie said, ex
tending his hand, "how's the Joihnal?"
"The Jocbxal is prospering," replied
the reporter, modestly.
"Dais right. She always was a good
"Where have you been since you left
"I cum in from de east, by way of de
south," replied the Albino boy with some
show of pride.
"What part of the east?"
"Oh, l'se spent most of me time in
New York state, but I has took in must
of de swell watering places."
"Are you here to otay?"
"Naw! Dj east is good 'nuff for me.
I just, come out to see de old foiks but
l'se jest learued dey have nuved to K.
C I tink I'll go down in de mornin'."
Unpleasant Experience of the Subject of
of 3Iemerit.
narry W agner, one of L. M. Craw
ford's employes, is now able to be on the
street after what he believes to be a very
narrow escape at the hands of Mesmerist
De Kenyon.
On Tuesday night Wagner was one of
those who responded to the "professor's"
invitation to go up on the stage and to
test his mesmeric power. Among other
things Prof. Da Kenyon, after putting
the objects under his control, seated
them on the floor and gave them an im
aginary balloon ascension. The result is
best told in Harry W agner's own words.
"It seemed to me we kept get
ting higher and higher, uutil
I could hardly breathe. Then
he let us drop, and the last I remember
I had an awful choking sensation. I
guess I was insensible for about half an
hour. I will always think I had a nar
row escape, for I understand if I had
reached the ground ia my imagination it
would have been death.
"I am just beginning to get around
and I ought not to be out today. I am
weak and nervous, and if I stand in the
sun a few moments I get dizzy.
"Dr. Kenyon, I understand, says I had
heart disease. There hasn't been any
heart disease in the Wagner family so
far as I know for 500 years, and I haven't
got any more heart disease than a cat,
and you know a cat hasn't got heart
If JOr. Stewart I Appoint d lie Will
Kline All His Help.
Df. J. P. Stewart of Clay Center, presi
dent of the state board of health, who
has been talked of as a candidate to suc
ceed Dr. McCasey, is in Topeka today on
To a State Journal reporter Dr.
Stewart said: "Some of my friends have
without my consent started a boom for
me for the position of superintendent of
the asylum here in Topeka, but I want
to say that I have not been and am not
now a candidate in any sense of the
word. I do not want the place, and if I
should be elected, I would take it only
on one consideration, and that is that I
should be allowed to name all the offi
cers of the institution from assistant sup
erintendent down to coal shoveler.
"I understand that in an institution of
that kind the superintendent must have
full control or his administration will be
a failure."
Dr. Stewart has been pension examin
er at Clay Center since the beginning of
Cleveland's first administration.
The State Journal's Want and Mis
cellaneous columns reach each working
day in the week more than twice as.
many Topeka people as can be reached
through any other paper. This is a fact.
Given I.aat Night at Lihrary Hall Some
Excctlant Music
It was ten minutes of nine last even
ing, when Mr. Albert Evans, of North
Tooeka, came forward on the stage at
Library hall and said: "Ladies and gen
tlemen, the programme is delayed on ac
count of the hot and damp weather, and
several banjo strings have broken. We'll
be on in a minute."
In about five minutes the programme
wa3 opened by the Eolian baujo club.
It is composed of Edward Brennan, IL S.
Lawrence, J. L. Streeby, and eight of
Mr. Lawrence's pupils. They played
the "Martaueau overture" by Vernette.
The Amphion quartette was unable to
be present, as was also Prof. Henry Wor
rall. Mr. James Moore sang two solos in hia
usual artistic manner, aud Miss Isabella
Lamont, who has come to this city re
cently, sang two solos. She has a so
prano voice which shows careful train
ing. She sang Rossini's "Tyrant, Soon I
Loose Thy Chains."
Mr. George Weaver, a property man,
shoved the chairs and music racks back
and forth after each number.
Mr. W. F. Roehr's solo on the Ploctro
phone was one of the novelties of the
evening. He played the "Dance of the
Sylphs," by Jaell.
The Mandolin club rendered three se
lections. It is composed of Mr. Law
rence and his pupils, and their playing
showed that they had been diligent in
their practice. One of the numbers de
serving special mention was the "Dento
Del Alma" by Anda. The closing
number was the "High School Cadet's
March," which Philip faousa composed
in lSya. Both the mandolin and banjo
clubs played that. The audience pres
ent was not large, the heat being almost
The members of the mandolin club
appeared in white duck trousers, in the
next to the last number.' As they entered
they created quite a small sensation.
One young lady in the back of the room
took one glance at them and exclaimed,
"Oh!" This made the audience laugh.
Messrs. H. L. Armstrong, L. F. Bron
son, Paul Torringtou, Julius Weidling,
and W. A. Alexander, acted as ushers.
They Will "ot Be Allowed to Run the
A little difficulty has arisen in regard
to the handicap bicycle race on July 4.
The following notice has been posted
by Mr. William Taylor, chairman of the
Kansas division racing board of the L.
A. W.:
Xo all L. A. W. Members and Amateur Wheel
men. I hereby warn you that complaint has
been lodged with me regardiug the am
ateur standing of the following persons:
A. W. Beronius, R W. Hunt, A. C. Duck
worth, William Drummond, George
Lillie, Jr.
By competing with them you also en
danger your amateur standing.
Signed. Wsi, Taylor,
Chairman Kansas Div. Racing Board.
This means that it is claimed that the
above namodwheelmen have at some time
ridden ia a race for a cash prize. As the
handicap race on July 4 to Pauline and
return is under the direction of the L. A.
V.'. racing board, these men will be
barred from riding in the race.
It is against the rules of the L. A. W.
for any wheelman to enter in one of its
runes, who has raced for a cash prize.
The race will take place, however, at
4 p. m. from Tenth and Kansas avenue,
on July 4.
We copy the following from a late is
sue of the Milwaukee Seutinel:
Everything that grows in Kansas Beems
to smack of the soil; a distinct and indi
vidual flavor of its own diff enentiatea" it
from the rest of the belongings of man
kind. Ironquili's verses are no exception
to the rule; they are not in the least like
the newspaper verse of other lands and
climes. His own convictions on the sub
ject of his chosen state are thus poeti
cally expressed:
"Of all the states but three will live In storv;
Old Massachusetts, with iter l'iyiitouth Koc'k,
Ami oiil Virginia, with her noble stock.
And sunny Kansas with her woe-; and lory;
Tke-;e three will live in sou.; aud oratory.
AS iiile ail the others, whit tneir i.lie claims.
Will only be reirit'inUered as mere names."
And are still further carried out in
lines that
recount with praise
Stories of Jvan-as
And of l.,aced;em:n
Cradles of freedom "
To most newspaper readers the verses
scattered abroad from time to time over
the signature of Ironquill are not un
familiar. Some of them have attained
considerable popularity a popularity in
which their author's confidence appears
in the modest conviction of the prefatory
When back into the alphabet
The critic's sanr.-s shall have crumbled,
When iiuo dust Ins hand is humbled.
Some verse of mine may iiuger yet.
His variety of themes is wide as the
ground covered by an all-around news
paper man; every event of the day has
furnished grist to Ironquill's poetical
mill. "The Type" is a rhyme of stick
and, ca3C, nor is it the only printer's
rhyme; "Politics" and "The Granger's
Tex" belong to the political department;
there are poems of humor, children's
nonsense verses, a whist fable, a Kansas
idyl and a free transcription of Heine's
"Fisher Maiden." "O'er ftunnv Kansas,"
"The Violet Star." "Jolin Brown," are
among the best and most characteristic
verses. A single representative poem is
"The Protest," written while the govern
ment was removing buried soldiers from
the battlefields of secession aud organ
izing national cemeteries:
Let them rst. let them rest where they fell.
Kvery lati!e-iie;d is sacred:
If you ie: them stay to tuard it,
Ihey will shroud tiiose spots with valor
Like a sieli.
All the soil w.d seem implanted
With th serm of Vital freedom.
"Where they spent their live., so grandly
Let them dwell
Po not rank them up in iields,
Vnder pallid marble shields:
Let them rest and be cherished
Where they fell.
Let them rest, let them rest where they fell;
On the prairie, in tne forest,
'Neath Hie cypress or the laurel.
On the mountain, bv the bayou.
in the dell.
Let the glories of the battle
Shroud ihe heroes who are buried;
Resting where their fought so bravely.
Long and Hv-11.
Do not rank ihi-m up iu fields,
Vnder pallid marble shields;
Let them rest, let them rest -
Where they fell.
fourth or July.
For above occasion the Missouri Pa
cific will sell tickets' on July 3d and 4th,
limited to return to July 5th. between all
stations within the state of Kansas with
in 200 miles distance, at rate of one fare
for the round trip. No ticket less than
5 J cents.
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Item, or Iuttreot Iroin ths North Sid of
"Will Luckhardt has returned from a
weeh's visit in Oregon, JIo.
Mrs. Winn of 813 Monroe street, is suf
fering from an attack of malarial fever.
Harry Nichola and Wilson S. Bowen
have gone out with Sam Dolman's rail
road gang.
Frank liabcock ia marketing $ 20 worth
of fruit a day in this city. He ia harvest
ing his crop of plums at present.
Tho Capital City baseball club will go
to St. Marys tomorrow, to play a match
game with the college club of that place.
Miss Daisy Balliet, who has been visit
ing her sister, Mrs. E. K. Potter, the past
three weeks, will return to her home iu
Abilene tomorrow.
Mrs. Alice L. Kane returned from a
visit to her mother in Monroe, Wis. fcUie
did not get caught in the tie-up, but
missed connections at Atchison.
The riTer has fallen to nearly its nor
mal coudition and Fred Fensky's addi
tion to North Topeka "has been enriched
by a large amount of mud and a number
of logs.
W. Y. Crittenden has returned from a
business trip into central Xansas. Ho eays
he never saw finer crop prospects than
he witnessed on this trip; that the wheat
is short as to straw, but the heads are
largo and well filled.
The young woman who became so vio
lenMy insane at the boarding house, cor
ner Eighth and Quincy, some time ago,
and was taken to the Bidwell asylum,
has regained her reason and gone to her
home near Osawkie.
The tleath of S G. Schenck, which was
not unexpected, occurred at the family
residence, 1132 Central avenue, at 9:30
last night. He had an attack of the
grippe last winter from which he never
entirely recovered. He was G3 years of
asre at the time of his death and leaves a
wife, four sons and two daughters. One
daughter is Mrs. S. B. Wills and the
other is unmarried. The funeral services
will be conducted at the house at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon and the in
terment will be made at the Rochester
burial ground.
A full leather extension top surrey for
f 100, at Lukens Bros., North Topeka.
Call at Garner & Lane's cash grocery,
845 North Kansas avenue. They meet
all competition.
'Our New Delight" and all Dangler
stoves at IL M. Climes.
Monarch gasoline stoves at Henry's.
Go to Henry'a for roofing and spouting-
For bargains in shingles see E. P. Ew
art. Gordon and Kansas avenue.
Go to Will Griffith's for the best tin,
galvanized ir.-n and pump work.
Atbnry .Parle, iew Jersey, and
The banta Fe has arranged to extend
the time limit on their round trip tickets
to Asbury Park until September 1st. Go
by one route and return by another east
of Chicago if you wish. See Rowley
Bros, for particulars
8 Pries, fire Cracken 5e
8 Pelts. Fire Crackers 23c
8 Peks. fire Cruken SSe
Capital Grocery.
makes no pretensions that are not
supported by its record; advances no
claims, that the actual, performance
of each and every machine manufact
ured will not justify ; varies not from
one uniform standard of excellence
in construction; and therefore main
operated by tlie most skillful dental
surgeons in ikmerica.
Considerations Preparatory to comfort an!
at reduced prices. I """l) S lennlos' f
' at unheard of prices. J k3. ) 5 nt-uuies. J jb2
I below cost. I 3 pennies each.
) you name the price. ) fcKs' . J values none can beat.
STRABng al-Ift prices. J LOWEST j
1 f Q BSt 7 till St '?
Our Genuine Quaker Homemle Bread, is for
sale at the following firstclass firms:
The Star Grocery. 112 East Sixth street.
V. W. Manspeaker Mer. Co., 711 Kas. av.
G. 8. Sage, corner 10th and Aiouroe eta.
li. L J ones, 12th and Kansas ave.
J. L. Wood 13th and Kansas ave.
Tubbs, 8th and Toneka ave.
George Moans, 810 West 8th st
E. L. Dibert, 8th and Clay sta.
James Shaw, 7lh and Lincoln sta.
D. D. Knox, 6th and Buchanan sts.
J. S. Grice aud Son, 905 We3t 6th st
Whittlesey Mer. Co., 2nd and Madison sts.
t. u u 8th 44
Chas. Dryer, 2nd and Harrison sta.
Baldwin. 402 Eat 8th st.
Davis, Princess Gro., 15th and Lincoln.
M. B. Smith, 10th and Morria ave.
Henry Ritter & Son, 6th and Clay sta.
And any of our four wagons.
Our genuine Quaker Homemade bread has our reg
istered trademark, on each loaf a red shield, all others
are not genuine; don't buy any without the brand.
VESPEE z CO., HO East 6th. St.
0TH3B F1LLKJ33, . 53 CiU IP
James Werts, (Jth and Topeka ave.
W. G. Frazeur, Huntoon and Lincoln sts,
Armantront, 17th and Clay 6ts.
College Hill Meat Mar., 15th and Lincoln.
Geo. C. Beach,1 218 West 6th St.
I. K. Trueblood, Auburudale.
J. K. Thompson, 418 Kansas ave.
Messrs. Laws, 404 East 4rh at.
Freeman Bros., 114 Kansas ave.
Hammond & Co., 203 Kansas ave.
Felkner, 506 East 5th 8t.
Grant Lux, 6tb and Jackson sta.
I. D. Hoose. 2914 West 6th ave.
Topeka Grocery Co., 7 6 Kansas ave.
J. J. Bonewitz; 1225 Vaa Buren. N. T.
Goodman Bros., 841 Kas. ave., N. T.
Empire Bakery, 219 West 6th st.
404-40S KAS. AVE.,
And 843 Kas. Are., NORTH TOPEKA.
PiyTnrnitare, Cnrpt, Stoves, tlai
War on aujr pajmtntf. Fbou Sit.
li aud Walnut, iranma ritv. Ala. X'hoxia -i.

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