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10 CENTS A WEEK. NIGHT EDITION. TOPE K A, KANSAS, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST
1894.
TWENTY-SECOND YEAR.
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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.

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