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A A . rf l;i 10 CENTS A WEEK. NIGHT EDITION. TOPE K A, KANSAS, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 1894. TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. '; ( vJ annN VJy- A Vi.N JUDGES AHD PASSES. More ALoat Their Use by Su preme Court Justices. Justice Allen Does Not Use Railroad Passes. Says He Lays Them Away In His Letter Cabinet AND PAYS HIS FARE. Justices Horton and Johnston Travel on Passes. Justice Horton lades VeryLittie on His It's Said. CANDIDATE CLARK "Who's Running for the XJanch oil tho Populist Ticket, lias aa Annual on Nearly Every Road in Kansas. The agitation of the question aa to whether supreme court judges (or, for that uiaancr, any judges) should ride ou railroad passed is one in which the pub l.c is deeply interested. Investigation fchows, however, that uot all the supreme judges ride on passes. Ju Iges Ilortou and Johnston are in the po-tsession of passes which they use more or less during- the year, although Chief Justice i lorton's traveling is lim ned. Probatly Justice Ilorton has not trave led morn than to the amount of $'-J0 this veir. W ht'iher members of the fam ily o! the itif remo court judges travel on pas-es is not known, but it is be lieved there would bo no d.liiculty in ob taining theui if they desired. Associate Justice Alien days he does cot me a rmh-uad pass. Today he told a State Journal re porter that h) has not ridden a mile on a railroad pass since he has been connect ed w.th the sjpreme court. When the reporter found Associate Justice Allen in his oilice adjoining the court room tl is morning he was on his knees in a corner by a window sorting sone oii letters. The reporter introduced the subject of railroad passes by saying: "Judge Allen, as you uudar,t..uJ, tho general public is now very muc h interested in knowing all about ra lroad passes and about su prea.e court judges who use or do not use t hem." "Yes, I notice a good deal is being said on that subject just now," he replied. "Well my i bject in coming to see you is to inquire if you ride on railroad passes':" Judge Allen leaned back in his chair with a:i "1 an all right"' sort of an air as he replied: ".No, I don't ride on passes and 1 hive not ridden on a pass since I have been connected with this court." "Have you got auy passes?" asked the reporter. Judge Allen seemed a little annoyed when tais question was asked but he re plied: "i"e.-. mo railroads all sent me passes, when they sent them to the other judges, but I have never used them." "U hat railroads seat you passes?'' "I c.m't remember all of them now, but almost all the roads in the state sent me passes tin lirst of the year, when they Bent thein to tiie others." "Did you 83ad them back?" asked the reporter. "Oii, no; I did not send them back; but I hnve not uted them." "Can't you give me a list of them, Judtre?" "-No. I wouM have to go through all the Is'tTs ia that dek. They are in the letters just a; I received them." Judge Alien pointed to a walnut letter Cabinet, wait li looked as though it might bo full of letters, with or without passes. Continuing, he said: "The ro.tdswhich eeut me passss, aa I now remember, were the Santa Fe, Missouri Pacific, Union Pacilic, 'Frisco, Memphis, Fort Scott & Gulf and the Missouri, Kansas it Texas. I don't believe the Burlington sent me one. I used to ride on passes whenever I could get tiftn, when I was practicing law, but 1 hive not ridden a mile on a pass since I aave been a member of the supi ;iiie court." "oa have done some traveling since you have been a member of the court haven't vou Judge Allen'.'" "O yes." "And have you paid your railroad fare ia the regular way like other people?" "Ye 1 Lae paid regular fare when ever I have ridden on tho railroad since 1 have been a member of the court." "Have yoa a Pullman pass Jude Allen?" 5 '.No I havs not and I never did have a Pullman pass." Asistaut Attorney General George W. Clark who is the preseut Populist candi date for justice of the supreme court holds rtilroai passes and rides on them and he very frankly told a State Journal reporter all about it. It was in tie attorney general's private office that the Journal reporter found Mr. Clark aid asked about his use of passes. 'Mr. Clark do you ride on railroad pastes," akd the reporter. Mr. Clrk looked rather surprised at the pointednes of the question, but he :uild good nuturedly and said calmly "I do." "Have vou a Santa Fe annual?" "I have." "Have you a Rock Island annual?" "I have." TIave you a Union Pacilic annual?" "I have." "Have you a ' issouri Pacific annual?'' "1 have; but I have ridden just ten miles ou my Missouri Pacitlc pass, and I haveu't any psises over either the Frisco or tho M., K. ifc T. Pleaje remember also that my passes are simply trood over the lines of ! '-e several coiaoaniea ia Kan sas." Mr. Clartc explained that since his Santa Fe pass was issued to him, a new rule had been adopted by that road by which no perso ns connected with the state administration are to have annual passes except the heads of the several departments, and lie considered himself very fortunato in securing his the day be fore that order went into effect, Mr. Clark is not a member of the supreme court but lie is a candidate for a place ou the supreme bench on the "reform" ticket and is now the assistant prosecutor of the state under a "reform" administration. Will he give up his railroad passes should he be elected to a place on the supreme bench? The evil of takintr pist-es by judges on the bench, particularly on the supreme bench which sets the example for all the state judiciary, scarcely jieerls to be t pointed out. Whiio the court mav not je -miiuenceu uy me nci mat us mem bers hold passes, the dangerous suspicion always exists that they may lean toward the corporation that has given them favors, as against the poor litigant who has nothing to c.fer. Suppose a case: that a Topeka citizen Las a suit in the Shawnee county district court atr-iinst a grocery tirm in this town and that he should dis cover after bringing the suit that Judge Z. T. Ilaiceu had been getting all his groceries of this grocetyman free, would not such a s.ato of a;f.tirs be a fiublic scand d, and would not tho liti gant be justitied in taking a change of venue? Why is it any worse to have a free pass to obtain groceries tiian to have a free pass to obtain railroad transporta- ' tion which otherwise woald have to be paid for in money'.' It is a distinction without a difference. ! The judges of the supreme court ought. ; to give up their passes; and every other judge in Kansas who has a railroad pass , ought to returu it. WILL GET TWO HOLIDAYS Coiiflirtinir Iates for Labor Day a. Good Tiling For I'ostuiii-.ti-i. Washington, Aug. iil. The conflict in tho dates of observance of Labor Day in Beveral instances will result in a double holiday for postmasters in those states where the state proclam rition prescribes September 1. A large number of telegrams have been received at the postofiiee department from postoffices inquiring which date to observe, that date or September 3, as provided in the act of cougress setting apart the first Monday in tho month. Acting First Assistant Postmaster Gen eral Lamar has given notice that holiday hours are to be observed on the date as signed by the act, and uuder the postal laws and regulations, ail days set apart by state authorities as legal holidays may be obsorved. - UREA KjTaNO TIIEI! It 12 CO It D. The (auii:iiua Rwlufps tlie Kastward Trans-Atlantic Kecoril Over aa Hour. Londun, Aug. 31. The Cunard line steamer Campania, which sailed from New York August 23 , arrived at Queenstown today, bringing with her auother new trans-Atlantic record of speed. Slio passed ltunds liock at 5:34 a. m., having made the passage to that point in 5 days, 10 hours and 47 min utes. Heretofore the eastward record has been 5 days, 12 hours and 7 minutes, made in November, 1803, by the Cam pania. The pass-age just ended today reduces the record time by 1 hour and 20 min utes. STKUCK AN IKON I'OST. "VV. I". llall Ustdly Injuria "WHile Getting: O.'r a :tr. W. P. Hall, the well known safe man, was severely though not daugerou-dy in jured on Kansas aenue near the Dutton house this morning while alighting from an electric car. lie jumped off whiie the car was in motion, and as he was on the wrong side was thrown violently against one of the iron posts. He sank to tho grouu 1 almost insensi ble and was carried into tho Dutton ' house where he wi.b helped to a chair ' and soon rallied. His head was badly . bruised and one of his wrists severely i hurt He was able to go home alone and , it was unnecessary to cad a doctor. 3I0UTOS WILL ACCEPT. I.evl r. Morton, it is Said. W ill Be the Re publican Candidate for Coiernor. New Yokk, Aug. 31. A special to the World from Kembeck says Levi P. Morton has concluded to accept Thos. C. Piatt's oiler of tiie Repub lican nomination for governor. He will issue tomorrow, unless he changes his mind during the night, the formal an nouncement of his ciitididacy. It will be sent out through the press, under tho authority of Mr. Morton himself. 31 0 It E I' 0 S T 31 A S T E IIS. A Number of Kansas Towns Keineuibered in Today's Appointment. Washington, Aug. cl. Fourth class postmasters appointed todty: Kansas S. 15. Carter, Cicero; W. li Wood, Conway Springs; I). V. Reams, Dalton; F. A. Douglass, Decatur, Mrs, -Maggie A. Parsons, Guelph, Sumner county; T. F. Whitman, Morton; Paul Klein, L'tica; Edward iiutler, Pliua, J. L. Swisher, Wilsoaton. Kanta Patrnt. Patents granted to citizens of Kansas for tae week ending August 2S, 1694, reported through the eriiceof J. F. Beale, solicitor of patents, Outi F street, N. V., Washington, I). C: Johu M. Burton, Wichita, stock car; Geo. E. Giihaus and J. A. Itichter, Kansas City, gas purifying apparatus. I tut Siiea Grt a Ktaj-- Ai.bany, N. Y., Aug. 31. "Bat" Shea, who was convicted of murdering Robert Ross at Troy during last Bprinsr's elec tions, and who was to have been electro cuted this week, will probably enjoy life another year. A stay has beeu granted. Intrrnattoaxl Kiuortli I.eHjjue. Chattanooga, Ter.n., Aug. 31. This city was tonight officially selected as the place of meeting for the next biennial international conference of tha Epworth League. FOIL TEHJPSAIID People Are at the Great Wak arusa Rally To Hear Inalls and Other Noted -Republicans. TALKING BEGAN AT 10. Mrs. Sarah A. Thurston Leads the Speaking, Followed by F. P. Dawes Great Enthusiasm. The biggest Republican rally of the campaign is that in progress today at Wakarusa fifteen miles south of Tope ka. This morning there were from 7,000 to 8,0U0 people on tiie grounds, and more people came iu on the noon trains and in wagons, until at 1:30 there were not less than 10,000 people on the grounds. There were twelve coaches ail packed, on the excursion train w hich left Topeki at y o'clock this morning. The live coaches on the 10:40 train out of Topeka were also pacKed to tne guards, beveral scores of TopeKa people drove to Wakarusa in carriages. But the attendance from iopeka repre sented only a fraction of those present. Farmers lor nines around came an 1 brought tiieir lamilies. Tiie Santa Fe traius from the souiti brougut in all they couid carry from Osage City, Burliu game, Scranlou and otlit-r near cities. '1 ho Republicans have bunched ail their best speakers and those who bpoke today include Mrs. b. A. 'lhurston, 1 li Dawes, James A. Troiuman, Major F. N. Morrdi, E. VV. Hocli and ex-Senator John J. Ingails. Mr. Dawes and Mrs. Thurs ton were the only ones who spoke at the morning rally. Mrs. lhurston spoke first. She devoted herself to an argumeut iu favor of the sutirage amendment. Mr. Dawes began his speech, which Listed two hours, with a strong denuncia tion of the Populist administration for blunders and corruption in managing every branch of the state government and its institutions. He concluded with a discussion of the tariff question. He was frequently interrupted with enthu siastic applause. The speakers for this afternoon come in the order named above. Mr. Trout man begau speaKiug at 1:45. - Soualcr liigalls, who is probaoly the best draw ing card of the day, is saved till the very last to hold the crowd. A jouknal reporter went to Wakarusa on the traiu with Senator Ingails, who was accompanied by his son Ralph. Mr. Ingails professed to be undecided on what particular lines he should speak, and said he wou.d be governed entirely by the subjects under discussion. The traius are all met at the depot by a drum corps headed by Coun y Clerk Charley McCabe. Music is also furnish ed by the Dispatch band, a band from Burliugame, and the Coyotes. The rally is attended by a large num ber of people not there in the interests of politics, and theie were fully half a dozen picnic parties there from Topeka. J. W. Stout of Topeka, acted as master of ceremonies, and lliled the place to perfection. There were not many prominent Popu lists there. L. T. Yount was there, and rode on the merry-go-round. A. C. Baker bought some red lemonade, and J. G. Waters, although a doubtful member of this class, was there too, but came home early. Chairman Cy Leland of the state cen tral committee was on the ground and smiled as he vie ved the landscape o'er. Senator Sterne and A. B. Quinton drove down in carriages with their fami lies. Mayor Harrison, Street Commissioner NmvIoi-, Counc.lman Stephetisou and City Physician Hibben ate watermelon to gether. Most of the county candidates were on the ground and hobnobbed anion? the voters. E. M. Cockrell, J. G. Wood, Frank Brooks, A. A. Rodgers, Sam Gr denhire. Sheriff Burdge and Judge El liott were there. Among the other prom inent people who were present were: George Fiudlav, John Guthrie. George H. Evans, Col. J. W. F. Hughes, Charles Elliott, J. D. McFarlan 1, James Giilett, Frank Ellison, C. E. Gault, E. B. Merriam, T. F. Doran, Rev. F. S. McCabe, A. D. Hubbard, C. P. Bolmar, J. L. Williams, M. P. Hiilver, Josiah Jordan, C. H. Titus. C. D. Wat: on, John W. Gardiner, Justice Grover, John L. Guy, and Sam Rankin of Lawrence. ING ALLS AM) TILE VENDERS lie Didn't "Want the Lemonaders and the Peanutters Too Near. Ex-United States Senator John J. In gails arrived in Topeka yesterday after noon and spent last night in the city. He stopped at the Throop. benator Iugalis is going to take an act ive part in the campaign, although he insists that he is not a candidate. On Wednesday he spoke at aa old sol diers' reunion at Delplios, Ottawa coun ty, and stopped in Topeka on his way to Wakarusa, where he is the big attrac tion for today. Senator Ingails was anxious about the de:ails of the arrangements for today's meeting at Wakarusa. A few days ago he wrote to the committee having the meeting in charge and asked them to please have the rod lemonade man, the peanut vender and tiie merry-go-round man kept far enough from the speaker's stand so that they won't disturb the meeting. He asked the reporter if hi3 request had been complied with, and ad lea that last year when he was at Superior, Neb., a merry go round with a steam whistle and an organ attachment was o close to the speakers' stand that the people could not hear what was said, and at niirfat a con cert was broken up by the noise; since that time he has been particular to warn committees to keep the business people of the picnic at a proper distance. Sena tor Ingails went to Wakarusa at 10:40 a. m. today. HE HAS RUN AWAY. The Asylum Attendant Who So Brutally Assaulted an Old Man. John' Laughlin, the brutal asylum at tendant, who kuocked down and other wise misused the aged inmate of the asjlum Wednesday, left the asylum last night for fear of arrest, and his where abouts are unknown. After the publication in yesterday's Jouhnal of the particulars of the affair, Dr. J. II. McCasey, the super intendent, .disclaimed any responsi bility for the iil treatment the un fortunate aged patient had received. ' To a party of asylum officials Dr. Mc Casey declared, "I am not responsible for this. They can't hold me responsible for this." One of the other officials suggested that if he was not responsible, he at least ought to have the attendant, Johu Laugh lin arrested for crimiual assault. This suggestion seemed to excite Dr. JlcCasey and he shouted excitedly: "I am not responsible for this; any of you can have him arrested just as well as I can.'' Attendant Laughlin became alarmed at the situation aud late yesterday after noon he applied at the otHce for his pay which was given him. He stayed around the asylum until after dark, when he dis appeared and has not been seen since. Last night after supper Dr. McCasey, after a delay of thirty-six hours, gave his personal attention to the injuries of the unfortunate aged inmate of his institu tion. The old man's hip, which was disloca ted when he was knocked down by At tendant Laughlin, was set back in place, and he is now receiving tho best care possible, although his suffering is in tense, on account of the delay of the of ficials in caring for his injuries. Dr. JlcCasey charges that a certain in dividual is furnishing the news from tho asylum which is published from day to day. Dr. McCasey is mistaken, no per son ox reporter furnishes the news; it comes from all sources. Dr. McCasey can rest assured that his shortcomings will be exposed from day to day as loug as he continues to mis govern the institution. Dr. McCasey should resign if he earn estly desires to save tho reputation of the institution which Is now in his charge. NATIONAL G. A. 11. Twenty-rive Prominent Cainpfire Speak ers Have lteen Secured. Pittsburg, Aug. 31. The general committeo on entertainment for the j coming national encampment of the G. ! A. Ii. have thus far secured 25 prominent ; eamptire speakers. In addition there are about a dozen on the uncertain list including Geo. Sickles, Henry Watter son and Secretary Stewart The assign ments that have been made are as fol lows: Old city hall Past Commander-in-Chief Geu. Lucius Fairchiid of Milwau kee, to preside; United States Senator Manderson of Nebraska; Henry Watter son of Louisville; Gen. Butterfield of Buffalo; Gov. Wm. McKinley of Ohio. Carnesrie Hall Past Commander-in-Chief William Warner, of Kunsas City, to preside; Gov. McKinley, Past Commander-in-Chief Russell A. Alger, of Detroit. East Liberty Presbyterian Church Gen. Dan E. Sickles, Ex-Gov. James A. Beaver. Forty-fourth Street United Presbyter ian Church -Corporal James Tanner, of Washington, to preside; Gen. Beaver, John Palmer. Turner Hall Past Commander-in-Chief A. G. Weissert of Wisconsin to preside; Church Howe of Nebraska. A letter from Ex-President Harrison just received states that he cannot come to tho encampment. This is the cause of much regret among the veterans. A LOAN OF 120,000,000. Jiew Vo rlc Southern Itailroad Co., Consid ering: one to run lOO Years. Xew York, A:g. 31. Tho stockhold ers of the New York Bout hern railroad , company have been called to meet at I Richmond Ya., October, 4, to consider , for approval and ratification, a proposi tion to execute a mortgage, or ; deed of trust to the Central trust company of New Y'ork, covering the I property of the company, including i franchises and lines of railroad, to secure i an issue of f 120,000,0(10 5 por cent gold i bonds, payable July 1. 1S;4. ) The directors will also ask for ; authority to mortgage tho rail road and other property of the j late East Tennessee, Virginia & ; Georgia road for 4,. 100,000 at 0 per cent i interest, the mortgage to become due I Sept 1, 193.1, and to be payable in gold. these latter bonds to be in lieu of tho equipment and income bonds on which the mortgage has been foreclosed. DECIDED NOT TO DO IT. Quarantine of Kansas Cattle AVill Not he Jctlaied. Kansas Citv, Aug. 31. At a meeting of the full board of Kansas Live Stock commissioners held at the stock yards today it wa3 decided to permit the preseut status regarding feeders to remain unchanged. There was talk of de claring a quarantine throughout Kansas on all graded cattle, Blockers aud feeders billed through Kansas City, but after an extended conference, it was decided to make no change. The Ciold Ilrick Calf. George Gordon, as he calls himself, the man who so nearly succeeded in securing $1,003 from Henry C. Treuear, of lloitou, j-esterday, has waived his preliminary heaTring in Justice Furry's court and was bound over to the district court iu the sum of $1,000, which he was unable to furnish aud was taken to jail. While the family was out in the back yard last night the home of Police man C G. Gordon, at 319 Taylor street, was entered from the front way by some dar.ug person and $24 in cash, two pocket books and a ladies' gold watch were taken. There is no clue to the thief. PDORJERRY. The Pride of the Populists of Kansas Is a Very Sick Man and No Mistake. A REPORTER SEES UI3I As He Passes Through the City Today. Illness Has Played Havoc With the Noted Congressman, Put He Speaks Hopefully of the Future. When the 11:30 train on the Santa Fe came iu today it carried Congressman Jerry Simpson on his way to his home at Medicine Lodge. "When the train stopped, a little woman was seen assisting a sick man from tho Pullman sleeper to the depot platform. He ued a crutch and every step of his slipper shodfet was taken with difficul ty. His black Prince Albert coat hung loosely on a form wasted by disease aud his broad shoulders wero stooped as if tho man might be aged. His cheeks wero sunkeu and his eyes, once so bril liant, were dull and heavy as they glanc ed in a tired way from oue object to another over his gold rimmed spectacles. The man was Jerry Simpson and the little woman was Mrs. Simpson. It was not the Jerry every one iu Kansas used to know whose merry laugh and ringing voice started the echoes in a huudred halls, and whose sallies of wit convulsed his audience when he essayed to talk politics. All this is gone now and be has come back weak and broken with all his old time animation gone. Mrs. Simp son says he is better, but he io still very far from being a well man. No one except the Jouknal reporter was at the depot to meet him. He seem ed half diasappointed aiid appeared to be looking for some one. Mrs. Simpson brought him a glas3 of buttermilk which he drank with a relish. "That is my dinner you see," ho sa.d. Tho reporter asked him about his health. 'I cannot say that I feel just as well as I might," said Mr. Simpson, "but still I think I am Considerably better. I have stood the trip very well but I will be glad when I am at home again. Kansas is not smiling much this year but I am glad to come back. I have 173 acres of corn and 150 head of cattle and all 1 ex pect is to have enough out of the crop to leed them through the winter;" "Will you go to your home at once?" "No I "will go to Wichita. I promised the Wichita folks that I would be there ou Monday to take part in the Labor Day exercises aud I am going to keep my promise. I should not have tried to come now if it had not beeu for my promise. 1 will not bo able to make a speech, but I will show my good will by being present." "Do you expect to enter the campaign soon?" "No, not soon," said Mr. Simpson, languidly. "I do not know when I will be able to open up, but I will not do so until I am able to stand up under the work. From what I can hoar I am sat isfied that I will be re-olected without much effort, but of course we will do some work." What do you think of tho last con gress'" queried the reporter. For tho lirst time the congressman's features re laxed and a wan smile played for a mo ment on his lips as ho auswered. "Well, congress wii9 iu session for thirteen months and then adjourned, and 1 think clearly demonstrated that it was a failure, There is nothing in the record of congress for anyone to be proud of. For the past bix mouths I was not able to havo anything to do with tho legislation, and so 1 can not speak with so much ex actness as I might- The Demociats had hoped for radical tariff legislation and the bill passed is almost exactly like the McKinley bill, so that the Democrats are afraid to boast about it, wdiilo the lie publicans are put out because it is so nearly like the McKinley bill that they dare not criticise it." "Are you satisfied with the work of the Popuiist members of congress?'" "i'es. Although they haven't many private bills which they are respons ible for, and I could not put my finger upon any specific act of gen eral interest secured, still they exerci-ed a great deal of iutiuence on legislation. '1 he Populists in congress are responsi ble for the income tax. It never would have been enacted if it had not been for them. They told tho Democrats that if they wanted our votes they had to listen to us and give us something, and so wo got the iucouie tax, which is in line with Populist teachings. "The Populists are attracting some at tention more than they ever have. I noticed that the congressmen were very anxious to ascertain cur attitude on various questions. The southern mem bers were ilarticularly anxious to know how we voted, for they are just now hav ing a little more Populism in the south than they can easily attend to. "The Democrats and Republicans are going to pieces, and things have been c ming our way for six months; in nearly every eastern district Populists have been nominated. The Coxey move ment and the strike have had a great ef feet in our favor. The labor unions have taken up politics, and invariably the result is Populist gains. "I think, and 1 am sincere about it, that we will hold a balance of power in the next congress. I . hope we shall not have a controlling influence, for it would not be for the best. It would not be a good thing to have so many new men who are unused to legislation. Grave mistakes might be made. That is one thing in which the west is behind the east. They have experienced men in congress, and no matter what the admin istration is they are able to get on good committees, and thereby secure legisla tion. This thing- of continually chang ing the representative is the reason more good i9 not done, and we must find that out sooner or later." "What do you think of the position of the parties on suffrage in Kansas?" "I think the attitude of the Populists is one of tho best thingj they ever did. It will help our party. I am in favor of suffrage for Kansas women. I do not know whether I would be in favor of suffrage for the women of other states or not." "What do you think will be the effect of -the presence of a Democratic state ticket in the field?" "It will not have much efTeet either way. The men who will vote the ticket would have voted with tho Republicans anyhow. The Democrats have been for tunate," aud there was a shade of con tempt in his tone. "They havo got as much out of tills thing as the Populists. They got a Uni ted Stales senator, some of the state of fices aud many appointments." "Aud all tho postotliees, too," said Mrs. Simpson. "Yes," continuod Mr. Simpson, "and now they aro keeping a stitl upper lip and say 'get along wilhot us if you can,' and I think we will got along all right, too." "What do you think of the address o" the Democratic editors who say there is no possible chance for tho Populists to win and a vote given to them will be thrown away?" "Oh, the Democrats are now attempt ing to fool tho people. Tho Republi cans did the same thing for years." "All aboard!" shouted the conductor, Mr. Simpson took the arm of his wifa aud hobbled to tho car, and in a moment was on his wav to Wichita. "I A 31 A DEMOCRAT." Text of a. Letter From Senator .lolm A. 31 art in. The following letter has been receivod by the secretary of tho Populist county central committee from Senator Martin: J. K. A idiTsoii. Secretary 1'opiilist County Central Commit. e : I have your letter of August 17, in which you ask ine whether I still in dorse tho principles of tha Omaha plat form, and whether I am in sympathy with the People's party for its supremacy over tho Republicans. I expect to boat home in a very short time aud I will then endeavor to answer in u public way your questions. I thought my opinions on public qu ;stions wero so well known irom tho thousands of speeches that 1 have made It the last thirty years iu Kansas, and by my votes in congress, that there could bo no ques tion aa to where I stooi on every public question. As a matter of course I am and always have been a Democrat, and know of no reason why I should change my political relations at present However, 1 have always acted upon tho theory and prin ciple that practical public results wore of more importanco than mere names, and I have endeavored . to act upon that theory, as I shall in the future, whether I call myself a Democrat or some other name. '1 ho principles aud policy by which I shall be guided will bo the same I have de fended in tho past. Your friend truly, John Mahtin. ANOTHER HAN'S VICTIM. A Miserable, Sick Creature Shipped About i-'i-oni Place to Place. The sad case of Mary Iledrick is about to be repeated in Topeka. Pearl Howard, a aeventeen-y ear-old girl, who says Clinton, Mo., is her homo, is lying at tho city jil sick and nobody can be found to tako care of her. Sho was "shipped" hero from Kansas City last night and managed to get to tha police station, where she was given a bed for the night. There is no doubt that tho girl is in a very bad state. Sho has boon suffering for more thau three months with a name less disease and because of her poverty has beeu unable to g2t medical assist ance. Her widowed mother lives at Clinton and Pearl was working iu a hotel at that place when she was led astray. Sho lias never been a very bad girl it ap pears, and her wrong doing is of com paratively recent origin. A week or so ago tho authorities at Clinton sent her to Kansas City where sho hoped to get into some hospital for treat ment, but everyone to whom she applied refused her p.dmittanco arid she finally applied totho authorities. Without help ing her in tho least thoy took the usual humane course iu such matters aud sent her on to Topeka la.it night. Tho police gave her temporary shelter hero and say that the city physician and the county authorities havo been notified about the caBe, and neither of them will tako the responsibility of caring' for her. Poor Commissioner Hale provided a pas3 for her return to Kansas City today, and it was intended to send her back there today, but Mrs. Thorpe, the matron, has charge of the case now an 1 will ende avor to havo the girl held here until sho can receive proper treatment and is better. In the opinion of the police the girl will die in a very few weeks if she is not taken care of, and she might bo cured in a short time if properly treated. The girl is thorough ly punished for her waywardness and takes her trouble very much to heart. She cries a good deal and declares over and over again to the matron that if somebody will help her out of her present dilliculty she will never do a wrong thing again. She is not a well educated girl but she uses good lan guage, is polite and seems to have been fairly well brought up. Lte Jone' Home Molcn. A horse bedongiug to Lee Jonea was stolen from his stable at 401 Tyler street last night. It was one of the team of bays known as "Cope" and was high!? prized by Mr. and Mrs. Jones. To la)' Fir. The fire at 11:43 today was in Dr. W ar son's residence at 1001 Buchanan street. The lire started in the garrot from a match carelessly thrown down by a mem ber of tho family. The damage will not exceed $20. Go out to Garfield park tonifht, and hear the concert by Marshall' iliiitary band.