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STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 18, 1S94.
4 THE STATE JDURMAL. crneiAL p AFa o? thj city or tspsia Et Frank P. HacLessax. DAILI. MUVEMB BT CAKWE. ..19 CENTS A TUX to ixr rAr.T of roftXA o:t slbckbs. or AT TIIK 8AMK PRICE If ANT KANSAS TOWX WHKRS THIS fAl-Fi: HAS A CABRIKR SYSTEM. BY MAIL, IHSIIS HOMES $ BY MAIL, OSK YEAR - WUU.I KA-I1ION, IKa TEAR -M Addrtu, feTATK JOIRXAL, Toptka, K amu rYiJIE FIKST TATF-H IN KANSAS TO SE X cure the eased w.re ser i'"e ot the Associated Press: controls exclusive:) for Tope the fun Iav f-ervice of tins gru: oruniziitioa far the co,Ictiio uf A ta era,.i operator In the Ptatk JounSAi, oTi'-a it f 11 iloyei tor tiia sola rurpose of taking tins ropj.-t. wuieh cuma con nuouily iri):ii 7:. . m. sill 4:VJ p. Itt. (with biilietins of '.m iortar,: dwj up ts 6 p. m.) orer a wire mnaia'inlo i.iis o.ll :a and uJ ouly fur the day Akoo:ati ihes uii.iniu Oetweea Hie liu:iri aiva na:u4!l. f I;' J he :ta i s JoctxAi. Is the only paper in fCusas reooiV.ag iho FuU Iiay Asuo..uel fro ierrrt. tJiy-rh Statu Jocrxai. lias a regular aver age Dally l.oa C ircu:l:oa iu Topeka of mora tlitn all oiiir a;i'.i City lUle Com bioavl. and llouiila t)l. of its prlQCi(l competitor a. vary creXlAb-e moru.iijj iieiv puper. ( r-Vfrnr-T of the American Newspaper Tut)! is'uerV Association. t i? i ; i Si ai b Jni'ii4L Presi Ttoom is ecju ped tv..u - l.Uiuu. .nr. WjO Perfaotlru J'riniun? 1'rm Mia liaiusonwi and fastei pioco of pr.iitiu.; machinery iu tiia fcta-ta. "ViatHr ln(!lfatin. Wasitinoton, July 13. Forecast until 8 p. m., Tuesday: For Kansas Gene rally fair; slightly cooler in western and northern portions; south to west winds. Even the umbrella trust couldn't keep off liquidation. Dr. JIcCasey believes more than ever now that it pays to advertise. The proper time for sympathy in Mr. Debs' boycott is after t le strike. The only people win seem to have gained anything by the strike were the policemen aud the deputies. Now that the danger is all past Chi cago papers are busy denying that there ever was any serious trouble there. A man id confined in the county jail for non-payment of road tax. This id pretty near imprisonment for debt. If the Republican state central com mittee expects the candidates to stand on the platform, it muat think they are tight rope walkers. Senator Ffffek's motion to abolish congress hasn't yet met with any marked favor among the lare number of hi3 own party struggling to get in. When Mrs. Diggs heard the story about her twin L'jyo that got into eastern papers, she probably exclaimed, as vas eotne one else before her, "This is two, too much!'' A new definition of the board of par dons: A body of man appointed under the laws of the state, to release men from the penitentiary who l.ave become tired of staying there. If the women of New York get the suffrage question submitted to the peo ple even, it w ill bo a victory for them. Anything like advancement is repulsive to New York. TnE proposa l extension cf the Kansas, Pittsburg & Gulf railroad, 40) milas, to Bhreveport, La., is either a sign of better times or of a great deal of courage on the part of the projectors. Debs furnished a large bond very easily about a week ago and the only reason assignable for his going to jail Instead of getting bail is that he wants to make a martyr of hianelf. The French peopls seem to bare is much natural desire to get into trouble as the Iri&h. Not content with the ills they have the government now wants them to establish a censorship of the press. If McCasey has found some excuse for remaining at the asylum he ia that much ahead of anyone else. lie is a man totally untlt for any position of responsi bility or influence and cannot be too soon removed. If congress cared more for the inter ests of the country in general and less for private corporaticna and particular classes the difficulties in reaching an agreement on the tari J would be almost wholly done away wltx Conductor Lyons of Emporia will ac cept the Populist nomination for the leg islature if ha can't get his job on the Santa Fe back. Thin may throw some light on Mr. Slont's request for tea days before accepting his nomination. Dkb3 will hardly gain any friends either for himself or for his union by calling Chief Arthur a traitor and de nouncing the brotherhoods. The action of the brotherhoods ir. remaining out of a strike that could accomplish no good and hurt innocent pecple more than any one else, is generally commended as sen Bible. Senator WotcniT will be back In "Washington about -V a just 1st Our sys tem of legislation is so beautifully ar ranged that congressmen can take active part in the discussion of a measure, then epend several months abroad regaining their health, and still go back in time to lose It again before the measure becomes 6 law. Thk plan now proposed in army circles o concentrate troopi arounlthe large 1 1:3 eg Is & good dido iilea ta make of them. Frontier posts, except ia a few places, are no longer neoded for tha sake of safety and whatever trouble may take place ia likely to be in some of the great citie3 -with their large per cent, of crimi nal and ignorant population. When Senator Davis was commend ing Cleveland for his firmness daring the late strike and said that was no time to criticise him, some one whispered, "There is never a proper time to eulogize him." The member's name ia not given but there are strong reasons for believing that Senator Hill has a good voice for whispering. It is quite the thing now if you don't like what the minister says, to get right up ia meeting and say so. Mr. Hughitt, president of the Northwestern railroad, disagreed with what a Chicago pastor said and in a careful way explained to him that it wasn't so. If there is one thing Chicago dreads more than another, it is to become priest ridden. Eugene Field has been to ase Eugene Debs, and writes about him as follows: "ihe newspaper portraits of E. V. Deba are not accurate. They repretoct him as fat and sleek, and he is not. Debs is tall, blue-eyed, pale, smooth shaven and inclined to baldness; ha looks very like Bill Nye and the fact that he wears spec tacles emphasizos the resernblanc ?. lie dresses very plainly but neatly. He talks fluently; he i an omnivorDus read er and he particularly likoa poetry. Of address he is candid and cordial; he has to a degree that quality called personal magnetism. Five minutes with him would sullice, we think, to convince a reader of human nature that Debs is a man of high idenis, honest, convictions, unswerving integrity, great intellectual vigor (or perhaps rather zeal), excep tional simplicity of character and con summate impracticability. His traits are those, wo believe, which taken singly, are most admirable, bat which bunched, are very likoly to get him into trouble." THE IS b . A (J i 131 A X . SCENE AT THE CLOSE CF THE WIL SON DILL DISCUSSION. Every Senator Reiiuinl raitbfal to Ilig Tenets Comment on tlie Course of Sen ator Hill II if L.iplanstory Speeeli Crit icism ok' .Sens tor Pe2for. Special Ccrrestoi.ilence.l Washington, July 12. The pnssage of the Wilson-Vooruces-Ciorxnaij -Allen bill marked the climax of popular inter est in the sanata's proceedings. As the hour drew near sensational miners rap idly multiplied1, and the interest grew almost painful iu its intensity. Aftir it came a collapse-, and now it ia amusing to contrast tho p.'.cked galleries of a few daya ago -with the present btjrgf rly ar ray of empty benches. And yet thv scene at the close waj what might be called ail anticlimax. The dyad ilt-uce main tained while the count was iu progress was scarcely broken ( Vtu by tivi nsral stir which follows the end cf a pro longed strain cf attention. The senators were more than usually decorous, aud thc-e was no Kpoiitaueous outburst iu tho j-'tlleries, nor was it till t-e senate had adjourned, a minute or two later, that tho applause began. For a day or two afterward tho stream cf talk ran thick and slab with pfi.-onal and parti san, prejudice, and thero was frequent reference to certain members as having acted the "sneak" or "traitor." bur this soou ended, and now an impartial view can bo taken, for the senate is ig nored, and all interest centers in the house rithfi! to tHe Last. I was -well worth th-3 weariness of sitting tlirough tho 12 liars' ncision to see how faithfully every senator was in character to the very last. .Mr. Chan dler continued, as ho bad ifije ever since ho becamo satisfind they would vote for the bill, to embrace every cp port unity to nag and txasp'iate Messrs. Allen and Kyle, and it was too plain that as he watched their "very move ment h') was pondering how near he could go to the edge of parliamentary rules in hi3 sly insinuations. Mr. Pcf fer grcv steadily more prosaic, if it bo possible, and decidedly more ministe rial. In the very climax cf anxiety on tho other side, when even the solid Lind say and the rugged George were getting nervous while Messrs. Jones and Vest and Harris moved abort on the very points of their toes, he ro:-o and talked and talked and talked till all the Ile publicans left the chamber save five, who were on guard, and eve n Mr. Har ris nodded dozily. Mr. Frye, except when some long speech was in progress, never for an instant relaxed his vigi lance, and tho slightest verbrl change in any amendment did not pass without his most rigid scrutiny. Mr. Hear, ap parently as fresh as a healthy schoolboy, beamed and smiled in his most cutting sentences, and the more cutting they were the more benevolent he looked. Messrs. Morrill, Cullom, Wx.rhe.-s and a few others maintained the same dig nified silence they have through tho most of the debare. The greatest interest, however, cen tered in Mr. Hill. His interest in each amendment was so great and he spoke with such earnestness in fetver of im proving the bill that the gall ris wore almost unaisimons in the belief that he would vote for it until his final speech was almost concluded, and when he ut tered the pentence, " 'Sink or swim, live or die, survive cr perish,' I cannot end will not support this bill in ita present shape," there was a general era win;; back cf heads which had been shoved forward to hear every word, ar:3 some thing like a igh was heard around the galleries. On this part of the perform ance only one comment has come to my ears from Democrats, Republicans or Populists, and it may be eumroed np in the words of Mr. Prookshire, "Nine tiraea out of ten it ia better for a man to be wrong with Lis party thasiB, better for his political future- than to be right in opposition to it, provided that the question ia one like this and not a ques tion of primary human rights. " Veter ans like Judgo Holmaa and Mr. Grow add that they cannot remember any case in their time where a congressman of the dominant party has gained anything by a fight against an administration measure. Tlie Venerable Senator- Harris. Strangest of all, the little game play ed by Mr. Irby and the Populists was played successfully to the last with what might be called accidental help from the Louisiana senators, and the letter I was reached in the roll call before there was absolute certainty that the bill was safe. Of all the senators, however, none maintained his character in the play more consistently than Mr. Harris, and all the old jokes and anecdotes about him have been revived and retold with new features. The old story about his having carried off $1,200,000 of the state's money when be fled from Nash ville in February, 1862, and returned every ceDt of it at the end of the war is retold with relish by his friends. It waa all in gold, and the story goes that no body has dared to ask him how and where he kept it during those three ex citing years, tut that he returned it is a frict of which hia supporters are proud. He is in seme respects the mystery of the senate. It is said that he has never told his age since he was admitted to the bar, aud that any reference to it is euro to excite his anger. Only a few days ago another senator spoke of him as "venerable," and al though he replied with a pleasantry in words it was plain that he did not like ic. At a dinner party once Mr. Tarsney of Missouri, in the freedom usual on such occasions, chaffed some of the older guests and said that Mr. Harris' first publio office was that of judge between Columbus) and Americus Vespucius in their dispute as to who first discovered America. It is added that the Tennes seean has detested the Missourian ever siuce and never loses a fair opportunity to discharge sarcasm at him. During til the tedious debate and especially in these closing honr3 he maintained the life and vivacity of a man of 40, and though ' occasionally discomfited by Messrs. Hoar, Frye and Chandler al ways came ui smiling for the next en counter. The Decisive Honr. Warned by sxperience, I did not en ter the reporters' gallery till midafter noon, when tho gentlemen's gallery waa already packed, and the ladies were fast filling tiieir side of the house. There was a general understanding that the decisive hour was at hand, and visitors had come prepared to sit it out. Fortu nately a strong breeze from the west sprang up about dark, and the evening was delightfully cool. The few speeches in which senators explained their votes were listened to with strained attention. Bonator Smith sm-prised the audience by complimenting the advccates of an i-:cc -oe tax very highly. He stated that they had supported it with great fair ness and reason, and that since the in quisitorial features had been stricken out he should vote fc- it, though ha still thought it a mistake and one the American people would soon correct. Of course there is the usual difference ti opinion one part s iying that he real ly meant this and tho other that he only eaid it as a slap at Mr. Hill, who haa all along treated the arguments for an income tax as beneath contempt. Sena tor Allen excited no surprise by saying that he would voto for the bill simply because it was a iittle better than the MeKinley bill and because the Sugar trust wanted it defeated. He admits that he was achred at tho last minute by the sharp practice of General Palmer in getting barbed wire on tho dutiable list. Mr. Hill's explanatory speech was the event of the eveninc, and when it closed there was a general looking to ward tlie Louisiana senators, as they were known to be very much dissatis fied, but they made i:o sign. On the other side, Mr. Aldrich rasped the Dem ocrats a little by returning thanks, as it were, that Republicans had no occa sion to apologize. Mr. Chandler made the usual prediction that wages would decline, while the price of necessaries would not, and Mr. Manderson wound tip with a peculiarly severe denuncia tion of the bilL Dy this time the whole senate seemed to have become impatient for a vote, and iifter emphatic cries of "Question!" the roll call began. Tho first six names went as a matter of course, but when Mr. Blanchard failed to answer tho murmur ran around the galleries: "The combination i3 a suc cess. The bill is beaten. " It was evi dent that Messrs. Jones, Vest, Harris, Voorhees and company were very un easy. The names of Brice and Butler were called in a silence that was almost painful, and then (perhaps it was only in the seeming) the name of Caffery sounded as if tlie clerk were calling on all the world to take notice. The sena tor answered "No," and there was an evident consternation. Oave Them Scr, Out of a multitude of tuccsrwo had gained great strength by freemen repe tition and the indorsement eoire sen ators whj apparently oueht to have known. One was that if the Sugar trust got its differential duty smd barbed wire were put on the dutiable list the Populists would revolt at the last min ute. Mr. Allen had already voted for the bill, and so it was certain that Mr. Kyle would, and that danger was pass ed. The other was that the Louisiana senators would remain silent or vote no, and Mr. Irby would go with Mr. Hill, which of course would defeat the bilL There were even bets on the truth of this down to the beginning of the roll call, and now it seemed to be con firmed. Many explanations of what fol lowed have been offered. The most pop ular for two or three ays was that the combination was actually made, but that Mr. Irr?- took fright at the last minute. The truth is if their word is to be taken, the kicking senators only wanted to make a forcible protest and give the managers a final scam MEN M. CROSI A GREAT SACRIFICE III U ASH GOODS. 29c Dimitto?, to .. 20 ISc Dimities, to close, .. 121 39c French Organdies OQ To close, f 15c Crape Moire, to dose. 10 29c French Satteen, 0 To close, 35c India Mull to dose . . 121 15c Dimitie3 to cioe 121 15c Dimities to close 10 ISc Half wool Challies tn To close, 25c Half wool Chaliies 1Q To close, A O 15c Col. Ground Swiss, r To close, O 18c Crape Cloth, to ciosa, 10 75c, 50c 2 4 -in. Wash Silks,Tc?ose, 39o 2 2 -in. Pine Habutai Jap Silks, 50o New line Blk. Brocade Taffetas 7 5o The above goods are cheap and well worth The roll cai. was but a matter of form, the vote of Mr. Hill exciting no special interest, until the name of Irby was called, and when he responded "Aye" the devp breath of relief was audible both on the floor and in the gal leries. There was no great interest until the name of Poller was reached. The Populists in the house had persisted to the last in their confidence that he would vote for the bill so lon as the in come tax was in it, and many of the house members present in the rear of the chamber evidently thought there was some basis for this confidence, and when the senator voted "No" there was a general shaking of heads and mutter ed expressions i f "Goodby, Mr. PerTerl Never call yourself a Populist again." Ferrer's Critic. The bill, however, was safe when Mr. Irby had voted, and when Mr. Blanchard came in at the last and Mr. Caffery changed his vote to the affirma tive all was serene. The great epecula tion was on the vote of Mr. Irby, and old habituea of the gallery say that the general air of the chamber when his name was called was much like it was on that ever memorable day in 1803 when Mr. Ross of Kansas rose to give the decisive vote on the eleventh article of impeachment against Andrew John son, when, as he has so feelingly toid us, he felt "a-a if standing and looking into his oj en grave. " The struggle is over, and there is gen eral amnesty, with possibly two excep tions. Strange to ;ay, ..lthongh Mr. Hill is much talked about, the hardest -arsing falls on poor Peffer "the most innocentest man on the road, Rebecca." If he has (wny defenders, they are not making themselves conspicuous at pres ent. The Republicans flatly say they owe him no thanks, and the more sar castic sneer at his influence with the other two Populists. The Democrats merely smile good naturedly at what they call his return to the Republicans, but it is from the Populists that the really severe denunciations come. "Jerry Simpson's heart will be broken wnen he hears this," is a sample of nany renurk. J. II. Beadle. First published Juiy 10. 1894, in the official city paper. Oflicial Proceeding. Council Chambeb, Topkka, Kansas, July 16, 1894 Council convened pursuant to adjourn ment. Present, Councilmen Holman, Patciscn, Stevens, Stephenson, Bradford, Burgess, Fellows, Fulton and Griggs 9. Absent, Ettinger 1. Mayor T. VV. Har rieen, presiding. Quorum present. Tho minutes of July 9, b'34, were pre sented. Mr. Fulton moved that the read ing be dispensed with and that the min utes be approved, which motion pre vailed. Petition of B. F. Keefer and nine others for a sidewalk on the south side of Sixth avenue west, from the allev be- tween West street and Home street; thence west to the city limits, was pre sented and referred to the committee on streets and walks. Petition of J. E. Minney and ten others for sidewalk on west side of Western avenue from Third street extended to Second street extended was real and re ferred to the committee on streets and walks. Petition of I. S. Lauck and ten others for si le walk ia front of lota No. 203, 205 an d 207 Western avenue, was read and referred to the committee on streets aud walks. Petition of L. II. Munn and seven others requesting that the grade of Fifth street between Tyler and Polk streets be changed to conform to the natural shape of the ground was read and referred to the committee on streets and walks. Petition of Crosby Brothers and eighty four others asking the appointment of A. W. Brown, as city scavenger, was read and ordered placed on rile. The committee on sewers and water works to whom was referred the remon strances of E. D. Benner and C L. Vanderpool and others, against the con struction of a sewer in sewer district No. 17., reported the same back and recom mended that the relief asked for be granted and that ordinance No. 1TX9 be repealed. On motion the report was adopted. (Successors to Wiggin, Crosby GREAT SACRIFICE III LADIES' UAIST3. 50c Ladies' Waists, 33 50 i close e " $1.00 it tl (t it it a a ci ti u a r1 " 40 S1 Ol a tt A.wU to 75 75 1.00 81.50 " $1.50 Satin $2.00 " Qi OCT ii it " 1.00 " 1.00 " 1.G9 it Mr. Fellows moved that the vote by which ordinance No. 17191 was passed June 15, 1894, be reconsidered on roil call the motion prevailed by the follow ing vote, ayes: Holman. Pattisou, Stevens Stephenson, Bradford, Burgess, Fellows, Fulton and Griggs 9. 3ir. Bradford then moved that ordi nance No. 1719J be indellnitely post poned, which motion prevailed. Committee on streets and walks repor ted back the communication of It. II. C. Searle, in regard to alley, and made the following report: "That while we be lieve the petitioner should have relief as prayed for, yet owing to stringency in the city finances we recommend that it be deferred for the present." On motion the report was adopted. Ordinance No. 1723, being"an ordinan ce to appropriate money out of the gen eral improvement fund to pay balance due T. W. Durham, for the city dump," was introduced and read the first time. On motion rule 18 was suspended by the unanimous vote of the council and the ordinance was read by sections and on separate motions sections one and two were adopted. The ordinance was thea put upon final passage and passed by the following vote, ayes: Holman, Patti son, Stevens, Stephenson, Bradford, Bur gess, Fellows, Fulton and Griggs 9. The title was agreed to. Mr. Stevens introduced ordinance No. 1724, boinsr "An ordinance repealing or dinance No. 1716," approved June 10, 1894, which was read the tirst time, and cn motion of Mr. Stevens rule 18, was suspended by the unanimous vote of the council, and the ordinance was read by sections and on separate motions sections one and twi were adopted. It was then put upon final passage and passed by th ? following vote: AyeB, Holman, Pattison, Stevens, Stephenson, Bradford, Burgess, Fellows, Fulton and Griggs 9. The title was agreed to. Mr. Fellows introduced ordinance No. 172.J, being "An ordinance levying spec ial assessments to redeem and pay cer tain internal improvement bonds, and interest on same, of the city of Topeka, issued for the construction of sewers which was read the first time, and ou motion of Mr. Fellows rule IS was sus pended by the unanimous vot of the council. The ordinance w ;s then read and considsred by sections aud on sepa rate motions sections 1, 2, '3, 4, 5, 6, 7, y, 9 and 10 were adopted. It was then put upon final passage and passed by the fol lowing vote: Ayes, Holman, Patfiaon, Stevens, Stephenson, Bradford, Burgess, Fellows, Fulton B' d Griggs 9. The title was read and agreed to. Mr. Fellows introduced ordinance No. 1726, being "au ordinance levying a special assessment to redeem and pay one tenth of the principal, the same be ing the eighth annual installment there of; and to pay the eighth annual install ment of intereat on the internal improve ment bonds of the city of Topekra, issued for the purpose of paying the cost of paving aud curbing the following named streets and avenues in said city, to-wit: Jackson street, Kansas avenue, Quincy street, Gordon street, Laurent street, Second street, Third street, Fourth street, Fifth street, Sixth avenue, Seventh street, Eighth avenue and Ninth street, oaid principal and interest maturing in 1895." The ordinance was read the first time and on motion of Mr. Fellows rule 13 was suspended by he u lanimous vote of the council and the jiammice was reaa and csnsidered by sections, and on sep arate motions sections one, two and three were adopted. The ordinance was then put upon its final passage and passed by the following vote, ayes Holman, Patti son. Stevens, Stephenson, Bradford and Griggs 9. The title was then read and agreed to. The petition of A. II. Arter and six others, requesting that a sewer district be established bounded as follows, to-wit: Commencing at the center of Lincoln street at the north line of Seventh street; thoace southerly along the center or Lincoln street to the ceDter of Eighth avenue; thence westerly along the center of Eighth avenue to the center of the alley between Lincoln and Lane streets; thence northerly along the center of the allev to the center of the intersection of the two alleys; thence westerly along the center of the east and west alley to the center Of Lane street; thence north erly along the center of Lane street 47f feet; thence easterly between the north and south halves of lot number 233 Lane street to the center of the north and south alley; thence northerly along the center of the alley to the center of Seventh street to Clay street; thence southerly to the south line of Seventh street; thence westerly along the south side of Seventh street to the center of Lincoln street and place of beginning. & Co.) LAGE3, VALEIICIEIIIIilS, POUiT BE' YEIIICE, POIHT DS' GEUI3, BOURDON, .A.11 in tlio most f naliioii" a.blo shades, reduced to 30c, to closo 22 58c, " or 75c, " 4H Si. 38, " 15 23 3, " If) 43 d, 03 98c, " CO 28-in. Hair Line Wash Silks, Gf2c 22-in. Crape de Chine for Lawn Party and Evening Dresses, 30o your consideration. Mr. Fellows moved that the prayer of tho petitioners be granted, which motiori prevailed. Mr. Fellows introduced ordinance No. 1627, being "an ordinance creating kw er district No. 17, iu the city of Topeka." It was read the first time and on mniiun of Mr. Fellows rule 18 was suspended by the unauknous vote of the council. Thu ordinance was then read and coiniderel by sections and on seperate motions sec tions one and two wijre adopted. '1 h ordinance was then put upon i?s bnul passage and passed by the follow ing vote, ayes; Holman, Patlison, veas, Stephenson, Burgess, Fellows ant Griggs 7; no, Bradford and Fulton.!. The title wtis read and agreed to. Mr. Bradford offered tne following. Whereas, The $74,OuO.OO fut.diu bonds issued to redeem the simie amount of Kansas Midland Railroad bonds which became due Nov. fc'th, lb93, and Whereas, The new bonds date 1 No vember, 8th, 1893 were not delivered til after the tirst coupon becamo due (January, 15th, 18S4,) and having been detached from said bonds, therefore Resolved, That coupons numbered one on bonds No. 1 to 74, buth nu;nt rs i cluoiveuid coupons being for $9.33 a. h. amounting in the acgregate to 'i.r ). i be and the same are hereby canceled aud ordered Hied in the oflico of the -.-y clerk. Mr. Stevens offered the followin g: Resolved, By the mayor and council that the lire marshal be instructed to purchase hose as per instructions and recommendations of July 9, 1894, of com mittee on lire department. On motion adopted. Mr. Bradford oiferi 1 the following: Resolved, That the mayor and t tie com mittee on conduct of city officer-", t o and they are hereby instructed to ijwxtg nate the size and form of Borne suitable insigna to be worn by the tax culh tor, the city dog catcher, the city honlth o:S; cera and such other city ollicers h i in their judgment should wear some suita ble insigna, and that the same be pur chased by the city clerk. On motion adopted. Mr. Stephenson oilered tho f lllowintr: Resolved that the city engineer i. -,1 be and is hereby instructed to have a catch bat-in put in at the northwest cor ner of Fourth and Jefferson Htrret-i at once a3 the volume of water coining from Fifth and Kansas avenue. Fifth aud Quincy streets, and Fifth an 1 Mon roe streets is deluging the cellars of resi dents in that vic inity, and it is very ur gent that this catch basin should be placed at once. Resolution adopted. Mr Bradford offered the following: Resolved by the mayor and council of the city of Topeka that tho committr-e on publio buildings and giouods bo an i they are hereby instructed t examine the pavilion and seats in the city j.-nrk and if in their judgement the sami should be removed, rcpairel or enlarge !, to report tho fact to the ejuucil at ix lirt meeting. On motion resolution adopted. Mr. Burgess offered the following: Resolved, By the mayor and c.jiincii men of the city of Topeka that the may or be and is hereby directed to app (in a watchman on the (Kansas river) avei.M'i bridge, whoaC duty it shall be l ii.-; watch over said bridge, to keep heaviiy loaded wagon apart, ..r.d t- tee that n large bunch of cattle be driven over tie bridge, or anything e'3e calculab-d to m j ure said bridge. Postponed until the next meeting of the council. Mr. Ettlinger offered the following: Wherea-i, Complaints have teen in 10 that the viaduct on east Ninth to r.---i is unsafe for carrying passengers over the same, be it Resolved, By the mayor and the coun cil that the city engineer be and tie ii hereby requested to make a t horou u i investigation and report his concl u.-iu'i to tho council at its next meeting. On motion resolution adopted. Mr. Pattirfon otTered the following: Resolved, By the mayor and cvunc';:, that the street commissioner connect ths old drain from Bennett's stables n.ir ! ) head of drain No. 1, with the drain un ler the direction of the city eugineer. On motion adopted. Mr. Holman olfered the following: Resolved, By the mayor and council, that the license tax collected from 1. L. Cook and others who occupied stnuii i n the city park July 12, be remitted. Resolution on motion adopted. On motion of Mr. Fellow- tu- council adjurned. 8. St McFaliii.n, City Clerk. Prescott & Co. will remove to No. Hi West Eighth this morning.