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ill lO CENTS A WEEK. NIGHT EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS. TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 28, 1894. TWENTY-SECOND YEAH. r : (t rf pi I six I I BLOW AT THE SALOON Chancellor Black wi'll of the Knights of Pythias, Declares Against Saloonkeepers an I Gamblers in the Order. HIGHER KMGIITIIOOD. It is in the Interests of Morality and respectability. Those Usin;; the German Ritual Strongly Denounced. Waphingtov, Aug. 23. Preparations for the graud parade of the uuifortn rank engrossed the atteutioti of the Pythians today. Many thousand, visitors were attracted to the tented camp by the exhibition drills of several divisions. The. eonclae of the iuureina lodge was called to order by Supreme Chancal lor V. W. Llackwell in lduilders Ex changa hail at 10. Great secrecy wasob borveii and the entranced were carefully guarded. The supreme ollieers wore crape bridged on their arms a a tokeu of respect tu the .a'e Past Supreme Cnau celhirShavv of Wisconsin. The roll call wad answered by dele gated from nearly every state and terri tory, supremo Chancellor Black well and Supreme Keeper of Ihe Record and Seal R. L. White, read their biennial re imrts. Chulieel lor lihick wall's Keport. The report of the supreme cnancellor, K. of P., will a tract wide attention both inside and outside the order, and espec ially fr the vigorous manner in which he deals with questions arising- from wdiat he terms an urbanized rebellion of certain persons wtio have persisted in pu bli.- hhig and Using' a German transla tion of the ritu ii, despite the refusal of the supreme lolgo to permit uch trans lations, lie gives t'ie following ad the statistics of membership according to un oflicial reports to July 1, liy4: "Grand lodged 54; subordinate lodges (,2t;'; total number of membership 4'io, 7 13, a net increase of 7,0 members during the past two years. The finan cial condition is most satisfactory. The order universal is in h most prosperous condition, and the times are propitious for a oiuch greater increase during the nest two years than ever before in our history. ".No email ariount of friction has been engen dered d lruig the past two v ears, growing out of tho action of the Kansas. . ifr session, dissolving "all co'uieetiou heretofore nominally recognized as ex isting between the l'ythian oisters and the mrirerae lodge, and thereby bringing this institution under the ban of pro scription through tue adoption of a new ritual. I am of the opinion we are bound to lift the ba i. This can be done by special edict making an exception so far as the operation of the law may effect them and lett.ii; it stand as to all other organizations." Under the heal of "the German ques tion," the supreme chancellor says: "You are confronted with an opeu defiant ele ment of malcontents, who, having vio lated every principle of honor by having taiieu the la in their own hands and translated the ritual, now have the hardi hood to come belore you, reeking with treason from head to foot, and under tiie guise of loyalty ask you to grant them something the.." already have. "The time has come when America should be Americanized, and how hard it may be temporarily, the successful accomplishment thereof will be worth all it may cost. I have urged upon our German brothers the necessity of losing their identity ;.s foreigners by adopting the English language, becoming in fact American citizens, as they all profess to be, an 1 of eiim. nating from their names and societies the prefix of German-Amer-ic in, and thus relieving themselves of the unenviable distinction of being for eigners at all. "Why should anv fully recognized citizen of tii.s country desire to bo cl-v-sed as a foreigner of any kind, when the designation brings to him a certain elf meat of doubtful respectability com pared with tha. ol simple 'American citi zens h ip.' "Who are thg 'foreigners' of this coun try, as general.' accepted by everybody? Acersaiu dint eputable scum from Eu rope t.iat have been dumped in upon us during the past twenty years, headed by anarchism, inafiaism, sociali.-m, huod lumism, dead-beatism and a thousand other 'isms,' that are being secretly cul tivated to the disad'autage of our coun try's interests. "I have been accused of classing our German broth ers with the ab w, but in stead have said to them: 'I want to help you lift yourselves out of such an uneu vi able classitic it. on by having each en dorse the English language, practice what you endorse.' "Some years ago this body granted permission to the grand lodges to locally legislate as they might desire upon the saloon element question, and the eligi bility of owueid and tenders thereof to membership. Under this permission several graud lodges since have declared saloon keepers and bar-tenders ineligi ble upon the ground of their business engagement having a strong tendency to cultivate immorality, lawlessness and other disrep U tble habits contradic tory to the tea things of our order. "If it was the wish ol the supreme lodge to experiment when permission was granted grand lodges to locally test this question, I a:n glad to report the ex periment most satisfactory. In fact, so strongly urn I convinced that the step is one in the interest of law, order, mor ality, respectability, better citizenship and a higher Knighthood that I am con strained to ccceiude that the time has come when we, as a great fraternity should put aside policy, expediency or any other question of d out't that may stard in the wij and declare ourselves the leaders of reform by manfully facing this important; question and declaring ti-ut no saloon keeper, bar tender or pro fessional gambler shall be considered as eligible to apply for membership) in any lodge of this order. "It is suggested that a rule be adopted permitting such divisions as may desire to exchange the sword for the gun aud thus bring the body more in harmony with current military id jas. I am strong ly of the opinion, says the supreme chan cellor, 'that a general change from sword to gun would bring a great revival aud influx of new members into the mil itary branch of our order. I suggest that steps be taken to obtain all tiie di visions upon this subject with the de termination if the majority so wish, to make the change." 'Ihe report of the Supreme Keeper of Records and Seal R. I. White says: The number of sul ordinate lodges December 31, 18J3, was u,OOS, and the number of members 44d,tllo, a net gain durinsr the calendar year of 43J lodges aud 29,261 m -mbers, and a net gain dur ing the years lbOl and 1SJ:J of l,i-07 lodges and Sd,6Jl members. December 31, 1893, the total amount in the treas uries of the graud lodges was $19 J,S9.10, and the amount in those of the subordi nate lodges was $1,8:33,443.03. The total amount of the assets of the subordinate lodges at the same date was $7,ujS,uo4.47. The amount disbursed for reiief by sub ordinate lodges during the year 1893 was $l,".,00,130.t3, while for t he t wo vears in island lSs3 it was f J 37J.374 13. From the best inforina ion lo be gained from the reports as made, the value of the property owned by the uniform rank today aggregates very nearly l,3-t,U00. Tue l'ythian S.sterhood organization is holding a business meeting at the Graud Army hall. Today there were several excursions and a concert by the national murine band. At the meeting of the supreme lodge the Idaho delegate, J. AY. Daniels, pre sented Supreme Chancellor Blackwell a gavc-1 of silver and mahogany, and Delegate Walker of .Montana presented him a gold and eilver jewel. Delegate Lee, of Rhode Island was elected ollicnal reporter and yie supreme lodije rank was conferred on several past chancellors. An ear y adjournment was t..ken in memory of the late Past Supreme Chan cellor Shaw. Indianapolis will probably be the city chosen for the next encampment. The Indiana delegates are urg.ng the claims of their city, while Eou svilie has practically withdrawn fram the Held, as she will entertain the Graud Army next year, if possible. THE CLEVELAND S AT LENOX THey "Will !e Guests f IlicliartI Watson fiitcle!, in the 15erii li : res. Lenox, Mass., Aug. 2S. President and Mrs. Cleveland are expected to visit Berkshire in September. If they do they will come to the quiet country town of Tyriughaia, which is lifteen miles from Lenox, and six or seven tailed from the ijeafuol ranroad station. ' Mrs. Cleveland is a warm friend of Mrs. Richard Watson Odder, who has just re'urued from a visit to her at Gray Gables. .Mr. and Mrs. Gil ler soughtthis quiet country place on account of the be iuty of its environments, and quiet which Mr. Gilder could have for his writing, and for the healthf ulness of the place. Mrs. Gilder gave Mrs. Cieveltnd an urgent invitation to visit her, and she has prac tically consented to do so. President Cleveland, who lias been consulted about coming here, approves of the plan and would bo cl id to visit his friend, Mr. G.lier, iu tais quiet place, where he would, not be at.n -ed by poli ticians. Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland have spent only a little time in Berkshire. Mrs. Cleveland vished Mrs. W hitney, the wife of the late ex-secretary in Lenox, a few years ago, but. she s'ayel long enough to get a gl.mpse of tiie . beauty of the place. Presld -lit Cleve land was delighted with Ihj country, having been in Berks 1 it e twice aud is very anxious to come here again. T A it IFF 1U: F0I1 31 IJIIIGIIT. Chairman Wilson Says the First Step Ha Washington, Aug. x!S Chairman Wilson leaves tonight for We-t Virginia to be present at the cor.irresioual con vention of his d. strict tomorrow. His nomination is conceded witnout opposi tion. Ho will address the convention, and his speech will tie Lis lirst utter ances outside of congress. Mr. "Wilson sa.d today : "The outlook for genuine tariff reform is very bright. We nave taken the iirst step and that, is always the hardest, and having doue that muci and done it per fectly, it will be easy to proceed to a full real zatlon of tariff refori i." Mr. Wiison was astied if he considered that the principle of t iriu reform char acterized the present ac, even though the rales were not all that was wanted. "Yes," said ho, "the principle is there and alter all the great -'si snuggle has been to secure recogtii.ioti of ihe prin ciple rather than the perfection o; de tail. The detail must c jiji j by the irre sistabie force of c.rcum :.iuces now that the principle is obtained." "What is there in the assertion that a resumption of agitation next winter will bring a recurrence of business unrest?" "dhat is wholly unwarranted," said Mr. Wilson. "There nee i be no general bill reaching all industries, so that the legislation will not be u jh as to iiifect commercial aifiurs generally. The tariif rates will remain statue o.i tae very great majority of articles aud it will be upon comparatively few that the m-osl perfect of details will be neces-ary in order tiiat the tariif of reform placed in the statute books shall be a consistent whole." Mr. Wilson apuse in warm approval of President Cleveland's letter to Mr. Catch ings, saying it was strong in expression and in the sentiments act lorlh. Dr. M. O'Brien is reported to be con- j . . ki .......... . i : . . . e rt u . . . j Mucirtuio nuiao mis til.ei ioou. lie SU1- j fere l a relapse at 8 o'clock: this in rn i ing and has been sinking ever siuce. ll:s physician, Dr. Munn, is reported to have given up ail hope ot his recovery. riiriufr For oiisr"s. PittsBUkg. Aug. 2S. James Sample, a farmer living at Avalon, today received the Democratic; nomination for cougress from tho 23rd district. A TIME TOJEJOICL Both Houses of Congress Ad journ at 2 O'clock Today. Few Members Left to Witness the Ciosinir Hours. ALL SEEMED GLAD. Many Visitors Were Present to Share Their Joy. Death Scene of 531 Congress Placid and Uninteresting. Washington-, Aug. 23. The last day of the second session of the fifty-third congress was attended by just a score of senators and a large concourse of people who packed the galleries to their fullest capacity. Most of these who were in the galleries were ladies. There were also many visiting Knights of Pythias. The diplomatic gallery was the only one which was not occupied. Eveu the aisles of the galleries and the doorways swarmed with visitors. On the floor there was an air of relief at the approaching close of the session, visible on the faces and iu the demeanor of those who have been at their posts so long. Chaplain McCarthy in a long prayer included not only the customary ollicers of the government, the president aud v.ce president and senators, but even the senate pages and the venorable Isaac Lassett iu his appeal for grace. All political differences and party dickerings were laid aside for the time being and those who were hurling bitter anathemas at each other, were today laughing and joking with each other in the friendliest possible manner. A message was received from the house after the reading of yesterday's journal and then Mr. Hansom, (Dem. X. C.) olfered the customary resolu tion to notifv the president that the two adjourn, aud the houses Mere now ready to '1 he resolution was agreed to, vice president appointed Mr. (Dem. X. C.) and Mr. Mauder- Kausom, son, (Hep. .Neb.) a committee ou the part of the senate. JSo other business of im portance was transacted, and a recess was taken until 12:45 o'clock. At that hour the vice president announced that the senate was again in session. A message was received from the house announcing the death of George Li. Shaw of Wisconsin. In the absence of the two Wisconsin senators, Mr. White offered the customary resolutions of re gret, and the vice president appointed Senators Mitchell of Wisconsin, Cullom, Davis, Coke aud Kyle to atteud the fun eral. At 12:05 a further recess was taken until 1 :3J p. m. At 1:30 p. m. the senate was again called to order, and the committee ap pointed to called upon tiie president an nounced that he h.ul no further commu cations to make to congress. Resolutions of thanks were tendered Vice President Stevenson and Senator Harris, president pro tern., and at 2 o'clock the vice president declared the senate adjourned sine die. Old campaigners declared the death scenes of the second session of the Fifty-third congress the most placid and uninteresting tiiev had ever witnessed. nOl'SK ALSO Al).J()l"I!XS. Tiie Oalleries Crowdeil WitU Visitors to llojoioe Over It. Washington, Aug. 8. Today the galleries of the house were packed to overflowing wit h visiting Pylhiaus and their families, drawn hither to witness the closing scenes of the dying session, which was to expire at 2 o'clock. The attendance on the floor was very light however, the ireat majority of the members having already gone to their homes. The resignation of Representative Oates, recently elected governor of Ala bama, to take effect December 3, was laid before the house. In accordance with the usual custom, Mr. Wilson (Dem., W. Va.) ulTered a reso IulIoii which was adopted with out division for the appointment of a Committee of three members of the house to meet a similar committee of the senate and wait on the piesident and inform him congress was ready to adjourn, and ascertain if he had any further communication to make. The speaker appointed es-rs. Wilson, (Dem , W. Va.); Holm .n, (Dem., Indiana) aud Hepburn, (Hep., low.,). The committee appointed to wait upon the president, reported that the president had no further coinmuaieatiou to make to congress. 'Ihe pre-ideut also requested me, said Mr. Wilson, "to congratulate the house and senate on the close of their labors and to wish the individual members a happy and prosperous vacatiou." At 2 o'clock the stealer, with a bang of his gavel, declared tiie session of the fifty-third congress adjourned. Great cheering greeted the announce ment. JleHwenser ('liipmjii Itrwardd. St. Louis, Aug. 28. A. M. Chapman, the eils Fargo express messenger whose train on the 'Frisco railroad was held up at lied fork, I. T., on July 13 last, by highwaymen, has been suitably re warded by that concern for his bravery at the time. It came in the shape of a gold watch, studded with diamonds, and a heavy gold chain, valued at 000. To a Commercial 'ab!e. New York, Aug. S. Tiie Com mercial cable company's steamer Mack-ay-Bennett has arrived from Halifax. She will proceed at once to lay the shore end of the new commercial cable from Coney Island point up through the nar rows and up the bay to New Y'ork city. Line Steamer Connecticut Aerounil. Pkovidesce, R. I., Aug. 23. The Providence line steamer Connecticut from New York is aground off Fields Point, Providence river. She is now be ing lightened of her freight. ROBINSON MONUMENT. The Cliarter Filetl For a Tomb and Mem orial to Cost $50,000. The Charter of the Charles Robinson Tomb and Monument association was Hied with the secretary of state today. According to its charter, this associa tion will construct a tomb on Mount Oread, at Lawrence, which shall be the last resting place of the remains of the late Charles Robinson, the first governor of Kausas. The capital stock of the association ia placed at $50,000, and ia to be divided into 50,000 shares at $1 each. 'Almost every prominent politician, ex governor and senator in the state is made a director or an associate director. The names attached to the charter as incor porators are as follows: Cyrus KL. Holliday, Thomas A. Osborn, Samuel J. Crawford, Geo. W. Veale, Joseph K. Hudson. John Martin, David Overmyer, John Guthrie, George W. Crane, Joseph B. Chapman, Henry D. Patee of . Topeka; Soloc O. Thacher, Samuel A. Kiggs, R. W. Luddington, W. II. T. Wakelield, O. K Learuard, li. W. Woodward, Chas. Chadwick, II. S. Clarke, Jos. E. Higgs, J. G. Sands, H. L. Moore, W. IL Duncan, C. W. Smith, F. A. Bailey, Richard Cordiey, Frank A. Snow, J. Li. Watkins aud W. II. Sears of Lawrence; George T. Anthony of Ottawa; J. T. Mc Dowell, E. L. Patee, Manhattan; Thos. P. Fenlon, Dan R. Anthony, James F. Legale, II. Miles Moore of Leavenworth, Geo. W. Glick, J. J. In galls, Henry Solomon, A. J. Felt of Atch ison, C. V. Eskridge aud Calvin Hood of Emporia, Lyman U. Humphrey, Inde pendence; John P. St. John, Olathe; Lorenzo D. Lewelling, Wichita: Sol Mil ler, Troy; F. J. Close, Troy; John Iv. Wright. Junction City; W. C. Tenney, Kansas City; A. J. Arnold, John Mile h un, P. H. Coney of l'opeka, and J. S. Emery, Lawrence. d ho above named directors for the en suing year are requested to attend a meeting, to be held iu the Throop hotel parlors, Friday, Aug. 31, 181)4, at 3 o'clock p. m. HURT BY A COIIN CUTTER (ieorge LocUliart lla.s One Jejr "early Severed WUile Cutting; Corn. George Lockhart, a young man living three miles east of the city, was badly injured by a horse corn cutter yesterday afternoon. He was standing ou the ma chine when he stepped off in front of one of the knives with his left foot. Ihe knife caught the leg just below the calf aud severed the tendon, and stripped the flesh back on the leg for several inches. The large artery was also injured. Dr. H.W. Roby was called and dressed the wound, and decided that it would not be necessary to amputate the leg. NEWS TO MAJOR MORIilLL. He Hiuln't Heard of tiie Palace Car llooiu n at Hi Town. Major E. X. Morrill was in Topeka a few hours today ou his way from his home at Hiawatha, to Delphos, Ottawa county, where he speaks tomorrow. Major Morrill said the story about the construction of car works, to give em ployment to the ex-Pullman employes at his town, was news to him as he had not heard of the scheme until yesterday. Major Morrill said he did not know who was back of the plan, which seems to be a good deal of a mystery. Corhett in Satisfied. Pkovidknce, R. I., Aug. 23. The Prov idence News has interviewed Champion J. J. Corbett relative to the oiler and certified check sent from the Sioux City Athletic club He stated that the arrangements were perfectly satis factory to him and he would meet Jack sou at the place mentioned for a cham pionship battle. He predicted, however, that Jackson would find some excuse for not meeting him. The tVeathrr Today. It is hotter today than at any time for a week. It got up to yV'a 011 street level and y4 at the observing station. There appears to be uo prospect of rain. tinld Iteerve Only S55.04H.7aO. Washington. Aug. kS. The cash bal ance in the treasury today was $12(5, 41o,063, of which $5.,043,720 was gold re serve. LOCAL MENTION. C. E. Dunnell of Topeka has been ap pointed to the position of olficer of the east family at the Reform school. His wife is employed in the sewing depart ment. J. M. Torrence, of the Santa Fe car service department, has received word that his little daughter iu Colorado Springs, is much worse aud went out there today. The equal suffrage league of Topeka will hold au opeu air lawn meeting at the home of P. C. Moore in Oakland ou Wednesday evening, September 5th. Samuel Gardeuhire aud L. S. Stebbins will speak. Tom Doran's house, at 123 Western avenue, was entered by a burglar Sun day night. Mr. Dorau heard him prowl ing around, and took a couple of shots at him but it is supposed that they both missed the mark. Mrs. Helen J ohnson, national lecturer of the farmers' alliance and president of the Pennsylvania grange, will deliver an address trom the uorth steps of the state house Thursday evening at eight o'clock ou the political issues of the day. Josie McCabe, Mattie Underwood and Gladys Palmer, three white girls of Smoky How tame, are to shake the dust of Topieka from their feet as a reward to the police for letting them out of jail. They will leave towu tomorrow. TJie Young Women's Christian associ ation will give an informal reception for Miss Etta Montgomery Wednesday even ing. August Z'J, from 7 to 9 o'clock, when they will be pleased to see all of her friends. Hiss Montgomery is on her way to Hainan, China, to engage in missionary worn. President Hogeland of the Boys and (iris National Home and Employment asHociation, addressed a large open air meeting last night in North Topeka. There were a goodly number of boys present. He will speak W ednesday night, corner of Kansas ave. and Eightn street- The laws of the association for presentation to the Kansas legislature are now in the hands of the committee for revision. AIMEDJTTHEM. Senators Think Cleveland's Let ter Was for Their Benelit. But They Do Not Care to Speak of It. HOPED TO BE SPARED. Congressman Sperry Hoped for No More Letters. Members of House Ridicule the President's Attitude. Some Members Commend Letter to ditchings. His Washington. Aug. 23. The few sena tors at the capitol today refused to ex press any opinion for publication on the letter of President Cleveland to Mr. Catch ings. The Democratic senators said they had nothing to say but they seemed to feel that it was aimed at them. The Republicans said there seems to be no necessity at present for them to get into the fight in the ranks of their opponents aud they would not be quoted regarding it. Members of the house were not reti cent as the senators were. Representative Sperry (Dem., Conn.) who opposed the bill said: "I was in hopes the president would spare his party the infiictioD of another ietter. i he tariff bill is distinctly a party measure, aud according to the presi dent's letter to Mr. Wilson it is a measure permeated with "perfidy and dishonor." If that is a correct description of the bill, I do not see on what grouud the Demo cratic party can ask to be continued in power. "It seems by the second letter that the tariff discussion must be continued. This position must be very disquieting to all the business interests of the whole coun try. The democrats this fall are placed on the defensive by these two letters, first defending a policy of "perfidy and dishonor." and second, by threatening all the business interests of the country with further attempts at tariff legisla tion. "Every campaign speaker this fall is compelled to defend his party against the allegations contained in those two letters, or else defend the president against the allegations in the letters themselves. My own opinion of the bill is that there is no perfidy or dishonor in the bill itseir, or in" the motives of the senators instrumental in it9 passage. It is a more mature and equitable measure than the Wilson . bill, aud will produce a revenue which the Wilson bill professedly would" not, aud that is what a tariff bill is for. "It is to bo hoped that the president will not write any more campaign docu ments for the Republicans, pending the coining election." Representative Johnson (Dem., Ohio), said: "The effect of his failing to sign the bill and writing a letter, will be to intensify and contiuue the fight against protection not protection as he puts it, but Democratic protection." Representative Warner (Dem. N. Y.): "The president's letter will meet with the unqualified ap proval from all true friends of revenue reform and especially on the party policy there outlined and tiie pro gramme of aggressive action, first against trusts and then in favor of free raw materials and in favor of every oth er Democratic principal to reach the ful fillment of which the ranks of tariif com bination must first be broken." Representative Maguire (Dem. Calif.): I consider the letter a very val uable contribution to the Dem ocratic literature of the campaign, because it will remove from the minds of the people generally the impression derived from the presi dent's letter to Mr. Wilson that the tariff bill as amended by the senate was re garded by him as vicious and its enact ment perfidious and dishonorable. "His present letter specifically points out his objections to the meas ure while fully conceding its merits as a great step iu the direction of true tariff reform and as affording a new and excellent point of vantage in the fight for Democratic principles." BR0DERICK ALL BIUIIT. lie Takes the l'osilioii WliieU Kvcry lie publican Ouglit to Uccupy. The Atchison Champion today pub lishes the following ietter: House of Heprksentativks, U. s. Washington, D. C, Aug. 17, 18'J4. J. F. Tufts. Ksq., Atchison. Kan.: My Dear Sir I have just read the resolutions reported by you aud others and adopted at your county convention. 1 heartily appreciate the reference to and endorsement of my official course and desire to say a word of the resolutions generally. Your convention has put it self squarely on the record on the money question and I am truly glad of it. One of the strong objections which has beeu urged by the gold standard people is that the silver dollar is too large and cumbersome to be used excopi in the smaller transactions, and this is true so far as the coin itself is coucemed. To enlarge the silver dollar materially will destroy its use as money and every one knows it. I came to the conclusion some time ago, aud have maintained, that we must use the silver dollar substantially as it is or not at all. Ihe ratio between gold and silver is everywhere regulated by arbi trary statutory law and it is folly to talk of changing the ratio and re-coining every time the prices of raw material fluctuate. It ia the flaished product which we say is worth a hundred cents and uot the rough material. However, your convention proposes to treat it along with gold, not as a commodity, but as money of final payment, or'wlucii re quires no redeemer. This I understand is true bi-metaliisrn. "With kind regards, I am, Very truly yours. Case Hkodekick. TIIAT ASYLUM BABY. The State Hoard Keinoved a Trusted Km ploye, Which Made the Trouble. The defenders of the Populist admin istration are now trying to make it ap pear that the administration is not re sponsible for the birth of a child to Hhu nah Kenzie, the insane woman at the asy lum. The task is too great, however, and they have already fallen down In thair effort to uphold the present state board of charities and the administration. These defenders say these insane peo ple were allowed to get together under the administration of Dr. Eastman who was afterwards succeeded by Dr. 11c Casey. Dr. Eastman was superintended of the asylum when these insane creatures met each other, but the "reform" board of charities had virtually taken the manage ment of the institution out of his hands and had already appointed Miss Mattie Jackman of Kingman as housekeeper. It appears to be directly due to Mita Jackman's lack of knowledge or care lessness that the unfortunate nffair oc curred. Several years ago Dr. Eastman had some trouble in keeping the men and women who worked iu the kitchen out of mischief and he appointed .Miss Laura Wooden, an elderly woman of sharp eyes and great executive ability, as housekeeper to straighten out matters in the kitchen. Miss Wooden did her work well aud as one of the employes expressed it, "There was no moukeying under her administration." One of the first acts of the "reform" Btate board of charities was to depose Miss Wooden from her position as housekeeper and appoint to that posi tion Miss Mattie Jackman of Ivingmau, a friend of W. L. Brown, secretary of the state senate, who secured her appoint ment. She took charge of the kitchen June 1, 18U3. Miss Jackman doubtless meant all right, but she did not understand how to manage an institution of the kind, and the employes in the kitchen did about as they pleased. One of the employes in the kitchen was Hannah Kenzie, the unfortunate woman who is uow the mother of the child born last week. Miss Jackman undoubtedly did not know the woman was getting into trouble, but Hannah and William Scanlon a pa tient who works in the engineer's depart ment and who is perfectly sane most of the time became intimate with the re sult already known. Miss Jackmau resigned her position aa housekeeper this spring and was mar ried to Dr. Cloud one of the physicians in the institution. DEBS WILL COME LATER. Impossible For Him to Kpeak In Topeka on Labor IJuy. Eugene V. Debs has not : yet been heard from on the labor day' proposition, aud it is now certain that he will not be here. The letter mentioned in the Ktatk Journal was written to him a week or two ago by Harry W. Chapman, the sec retary of the A. H. U. in Topeka, aud no renly nas been received. There seems to be a mistake, too in the announcement that he would speak at Kansas Ci'y on that day, as he is also billed to appear at Terre Haute, Iud., his home ou that day. Kausas will have an opportunity to hear Mr. Debs soon, lie has consented to make four speeches in the state dur ing the campaign, and Topeka will get the first one. H. J. Sloat said to a Jour nal reporter that Mr. Debs' Topeka ad dress has not yet been dated, but that it will occur some time duriutr the first two weeks in October. His speech will be on the subject of labor, and will take place at one of the parks. A day will be' made of the occasion, and special trains may be run into the city. "OH, D THE TARIFF." So Said Mr. Cleveland to a Iieiuocratie Sen tur. Washington, Aug. US. "Oh, d n a message; 1 have have said enough about the tariff bill." This was the answer President Cleve land made yesterday to a Democratic senator who had called at the White House to urge the signiug of the bill with a message stating the views of the executive. The president's vigorous expression was not intended for publication, but it was such a re markable utterance that it was promptly recited to other senators. Nothing could be more illustrative of Mr. Cleveland's attitude and temper at this time. The president will fcimply ignore th crowning act of the Democratic senate and house, and he will show his con tempt for their tariff work by permitting' the bill to lie on the table of the sec re tary of the treasury until it becomes a law. FRUIT PRICES STEADY. Good Demand Keeps Csil i fornl' I'ruit fi oui Heiiigr M. Drug. New York, Aug. 28. A morning pa per says last week was not so heavy a week in the California fruit trade as the week previous. During the week ending Auguat IS, 13 cars were received from shippers of fruit ou the Pacific coast, while last week only 115 cars cume in. Jiartlett pears are being received fulir ripe, as the seasou is uearlng the close and the fruit here had to bo sold as soon as opened. In spite of this fact, however, the good demaud kept the prices steady. Cali fornia peaches are runaiog poorer in quality aud coming in competition with Jersey fruit recoiputhe quality of which is improving, the bottom has been knocked out of prices. Adlat Amotfil the I'jthln. Washington. Aug. 2H. Just before the meeting of the senate today, tha room of Vice-President Stevenson was crowed with Knights of Pythias visitors who thronged the capitol. Mr. Steven son pointed out all the interesting ob jects in the room and told some pleasing anecdotes. He was kept busy up to tlu time the senate met, writing his auto graph for the visitors. Wife or e'onau! to llnytl I!d. Graham. Va., Aug. 23 Mrs. Kate Campbell Smythe, wife of U. 8. minister and consul general to Hayti aud to San Domingo, died here today after a brief illness. She wai 45 year ol age.