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! 1 10 CENTS A WEEK. v EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 5, 1S94. TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. ocv REEKS WITH FILTH. New York Women Hold an Anti Tammany Meeting. They Propose to Help Purify the City Government. MRS. POriEUOY TALKS. A House Cleaning Needed and They Intend to Help. Dr. Parklrarst Says Every True Mother is Concerned. New York, Oct 5. A meeting of the women of Nev York to organize in op position to Tammany was hell last night. The meeting rai in pursuance of a spe cial notice issued last Tue.dy by CoL Johu J. Gifforci, chairman of the Twenty third district, aati-Tammany organiza tion. Supplementary to CoL Gilford's notice was ore from Mrs. Mark M. (Brick j Pomeroy, inviting-such women as wished to take part in the movement to call at her home, 50 West Ninety-sixth street, Thursday evening for the purpose of going togeiaer to the hail, which is only a block . Col. Gilford called the meeting to or der, and Mr. I'omeroy who is strikingly handsome and who was at her very beat iu the light col jred gown she wore, waa unanimously asked to preside. As the walked down tae aisle to the chair, she was greeted w th applause. When she epoke she Baid that New York was like a house that wua reeking with filth, and it was eminently proper that the women of the city should organize to assist in the house clear ing. Miss 1211a HjaU was then chosen sec retary and trea-turer. Pomeroy made a speech iu which he said a large per centage of the poverty and misery in the city was due to Tammany, because Tam many built private palaces with the money ita leaders stole from funds gen erally contributed to relieve suffering. Miss Jveily, Mr Stimpson Smith and Yarica, an Indian princess, also spoke. lt. I'AUB.UVRUT TO WOMEX. He SayiKverylme rviother Is Interested in the City's Regulation. New York, Oct. 5. Dr. Charles R. Parkhurst madione of his characteristic addresses to woman last night in the Ad ams Memorial church. It was at a meet ing of the city Vigilance Leasue of the Fourteenth and Sixteenth assembly dis tricts. The nesting was opened by Rev. Dr. Forbes, whe presented Dr. Parihurjt "This question of women has been be fore the public .n relation to this reform tuocetapnt for s ime time," said the doc tor, "and something is now coming of it. The regeneration of the city is a matter that should interest every mother, sister and wife that liei in it." Dr. Parkhurst said politics had nothing 10 uo wun me women, s work, lor there was no politics in it It was a question of right against wrong, a question of the ten eommandait-nts or no commandments. "If she is a true mother, or sister, or wife, she should use every resource to elevate the general tone of the commu nity." he said "In order to bring about this reform we inut begin with the mu nicipal government" The doctor sa d he ha 1 received a let ter from a wholosouled lady who volun teered to start the movement among the women, and he aad a long conversation with her about it. Referring to the coming election for governor he said: "If you think Mr. Hill is the kind of a man who will sign his name to a bill giving the mavor the power to ft move the heads of de partments, then vote for him. If not, do not, that's all aid unless Mr. Hill has been recently rsforrned, I hardly think he will d J it." "I have heard a rumor that it is the purpose of Tammany to indorse Mr. Golf for mayor. It is a Hill idea, I believe, and it shows that Hill is trying to ally himself with a body that will lend re spectability to his campaign. In regard to Mr. (loff, who has been mentioned for the mayorality, and the proposed in dorsement of him by Tammany, I have only this to say. "I know Mr. Uoff personallv, and well, and I know he it prepared to sink his own personality in this matter. I know what I am talking about. Uo is so de voted to the welfare of his city that he will never allow his personal ambitios, if he has any, to stand between himself aud his duty to his fellow citizeus." STRIKES EVEN IN EGYPT. The Laborers Are Making Trouble and Troops .Ire Ordered Out. Cairo, Oct. 5. The Egyptian Gazette says it is rumored that the Suez Canal company has applied to the French gov ernment for protection of its property in Egypt. This application is said to have been based on trouble which has arisen on account of str ikes among the laborers and others employed by the company. The commaalir of the French cruiser Froude, at Port Said, is said to have pre pared to disembark a force of marines and bluejackets in order to protect the company's property. NEWMAN EE II RECEIVER. He Is Appointed for a Firm $3,600,000 Liabilities. Having 2sew Iokk, Oct 5. Newman Erb, 24 East Seventy-fourth street, is appointed receiver for the irm of Stanton & Coffin bankers and brokers, at 72 Broadway Eiaoilit.es $3,600,000, and assets suf hc.eat to cover 1 abilities. A receiver hae been appointed becaue tho members of the lirm wish to dissolve partnership. Kyrne lterure the Oramd Jnry Xrt York, Oct 5. Police Superin tendent Byrnes went before the grand jury today, and while nothing officially was said in the isatura or his business, he is aheged to jjave bean in connection wa.1 charges u.ade against policemen telore the Lexov committee. MANY WIFE BEATERS. The Old Whipping- Post Sug-ested Aft a Itemed y In New VorU. New York, Oct 5. "I think some thing should be done," sail Police Jus tice Ifogan when asked whether he favored the whipping post for wife beat ers, "as almost every day men charged with that offense are let go because, as the wife says, if ho were lacked up she and the children would starve. There Bhonld be some remedy, but I do not like the idea of returning to the barbarous whipping post." "Of late," said Justice Koch, "there have been a great many eases of young men beating their parents, and they are as bad as wife beaters. I am not in favor of the whipping post, however. Commo dore Gerry should fiud sorao other reme dy to punish these evil-doers." "A man who beats his wife." said Jus tice Ryan, "deserves to bo flogged, but still 1 do not favor the whipping post. I think imprisonment in a l;tri ceil with out food would be suiUcient punishment. HAS GIVEN UP HOPE. Secretary of State Os-born Admit tad the lefeat of the .Populist Ticket. Secretary of State Osborn has evi dently given up hope of the election of the Populist ticket. At th-3 Oakley con ference on October 2, when an attempt to fuse with the Democrats was made he made a fusion speech during which he said: "The Populist state ticket and Populist legislative ticket is defeated to day and unless the Democrats and Pop ulist unite to a man there 13 no tope for the legislative, state cr congressional tickets." THE ARABIAN SOLD. Charles Sampson Pays $SOO For the White Horse That Col. Uuglies Rude. The pure-white Arabian horse which Col. Hughes rode at the head of the Mc Kinley procession, will remain in Tope peka. It was sent to Toppka expressly for the occasion, but its owner, William Fisher of llolton, found his venture a profitable one. Charles Sampson of the Topeka Paper Co., bought White Crow for $300. There is said to be not a black hair on the Arabian's glossy coat. .Mr. Sampson has a black horse that is j ust as black as White Crow is white, and when the two gsjt trained to drive to gether they will form a team of striking beauty as well as swiftness. LOCAL PREACHERS MEET. National Association of the Methodist Church to Assemble In ew Vorlt. New York, Oc t. 5. The national asso ciation of local preachers of the Metho dist Episcopal church will open its thirty-seventh annual convention iu the Simpson I. E. church. Brooklyn, tomor row and will continue its meetings from Sunday until Oct. 9. The association, which is one of the most influential in the Methodist Episco pal denomination of this country, 1 coin posed of lay preachers from differeut parts of the United States, and it also in cludes delegates from Caaala and Great Britain, and sends delegates to that coun try every year. There ara 8J,UUO local preachers in the two countries. They receive no compensation. EX-GOV. CURT IN DYING. The War CJovernor of I'fiiiiM-ltanU Can not Last Loiifj. DBeli.efo.ste, Pa., Oct. 5. Ex-Gov. Curtin has been resting easier since mid night, but is sinking slowly. His physic ians do not think that he can last through the day. CAUGHT BY BLOODHOUNDS. Robbers of the IJloomneld, Iudia.ua. Hank Captured After a lesjerute Piiit. Bi.oomfilld, Iud.,Oct. 5. The robbers who dynamited the Bloomfleld bank safe on Wednesday night and got away with nearly $5,000 In cash were run down with a posde of bloodhounds near this place last night. A desperate tight was kept up and the robbers finally retreateih There were three of them, one of whom was shot down. He was taken to Switz City, four miles from here and gave the name of Charies Rivers, of Indianapolis. Rivers had $1,100 of the stolon money on hie person, llr is badly wounded and will die. The other two robbers eluded the posse and have not yet been taken. Whisky J-'all Xen Cents. Peoria, Oct. 5. Whisky dropped ten cents on the board of trade today, but it was the reduction agreed upon at the meeting of the trust directors which was mentioned in the circular seat out to the trade announcing the discontinuance of the special cash rebate and made to make the prices equivalent to what they would be with tho seven and three cents rebates. The reduction did not go into effect until today. V. M. C. A. Bailrtins fturnril. Nashville, Tenn., Oct 5. The Young Men's Christian Association building was destroyed by lire today. The edito rial rooms of the Banner in the same building were burned and the Banner building adjoining was damaged to some extent by water. The paper will be is sued today as usual. The Associated Press room in the Y. M. C. A. building was destroyed. Loss of the Y. M. C A. is $60,000; insurance, $25,0 JO. Meeka an lnjanciion. A. C. Axtell, through his attorneys, Bradford & Huron, filed a petition today to prevent Sheriff Burdsre from selling at sheriff's sale lots 60 and G7 Dillon street. H. J. Eacey and John Hall are also named as defendants cu the ground that they have resorted to unfair means iu their endeavor to get the property awav from him. Ueorxe Wattte'M House Entered. The Louse of George Waite at 833 Madison street was broken into last night by thieves but so far as known nothing was taken. The thieves seemed to be after money for they left every thing else untouched even to some sil verware that was easily in their reach. Waite and his family ware in Kansas City attending the carnival and there was no one in the house. The thieves pried up a front window. TOO VEAKJbVITHIN. A fliot Breaks Out in Province of Mongolia. Troops Hurried from Pekin to Quell the Disorder. TROUBLES AT COURT. It Looks Much Like China Couldn"t Hold Together. Residents of Tien-Tsin Fear an Attack hv Natives. Tiex-Tsis, Oct. 5. Reports have reached here that a rebellion has broken out in the province of Mongolia. Troops from Pekia have been sent to quell the uprising. Serious troubles are said to have arisen within the palace at Pekin. No details have reached here as yet. A number of Europeans from the outlying districts are arriving here. The residents of Tien-Tsin are taking every precaution possible airainst an anticipated attack on the purt natives. of the AN INTERN ATIONAL AFFAIR. England, Russia and Fi ance Can't Be IB different to Chinese War. London, Oct. 5. The St. James Ga zette says that the iuterests of England. France and Russia are closely involved in the possible breaking up of the Chi nese empire and that is believed that Russia has signified that she cannot any longer regard the progress of events in the far east with indifference. The Manchester Guardian is informed that Russia and Great Britain have1 defi nitely decided that the settlement of the war must be an international and not a Japanese affair. Germany and France are said to have acquiesced to this de cision while the policy of the United States is still regarded as uncertain. Rus sia, according to the Manchester Guar dian has already warned Japan that the future of Corea concerns the Russian government. Japan, in her present mood, will pay no heed to any representations made by the powers unless they shall be accom panied by tangible evidence of the inten tion to back them up. It was to author ize this, according to the Guardian, that the ministerial council was summoned. It further says that after showing of force, Japan would be told that England desired that an armistice be established and on behalf of Europe would immedi ately call an international conference. The Globe in an article referring to yesterday's ministerial council ridicules the idea that it was summoned merely for the purpose of sending war ships to protect the lives and property of British residents in China, and expresses the opinion that the vianchester Guardian's article of today gives the real reason for the meeting of the ministers. WILE BLOCKADE THE PORTS. Chinese Merchants Cancel Freight Con tract on Account of Such a Report. Shanghai, Oct. 5. The Chinese mer chants are cancelling freight contracts to Chee Foo and Tien-Tsin, owing to a report the Japanese intend to blockade these porta. Several Japanese warships are patrolling the coast near Wei-Wei-Hai, the Chinese port on the Shang Tun promontory. They approach the coast at night and steam away at day break. It is said the object of these movements is to prevent Chinese warships from leaving Wei-Wei-Hai or Port Arthur on the opposite side of the Yellow Sea. It is stated here that the Japanese do not intend to interfere with the export of coal to China. QUEEN OF ANARCHISTS. A Woman Discovered With 1'apers riot tiujjthe Destruction of Chicago. Chicago, Oct. 5. The police arrested a woman today whe was found at the union depot with a bundle of anarchist literature. In her possession were found several circulars signed "Lizzie Loftus, queen of the anarchists," and ordering the destruction of Chicago on or about October 0. The woman who was plainly dressed and of middle age, refused to give an account of herself and waa locked up. A Hantius if Pat OfT. St. Joe, Mo., Oct. 5. Joe Dusty, who was to have been hanged lor criminal assault in this city today, has been grant ed a new trial and stay of execution pending a decision of the supreme court. It is thought the case will not be reached on the supreme court docket until next March. Prof. Itotta Iiea from Ilia Fall. New York, Oct 5. Dr. Vincenzo Botta, author and scholar, who fell from the third story window of his home Tues day morning, died today as the result of his injuries and shock" from the fall. He waa once president of the Union League club. LOCAL MENTION. Railroad men say that six of the men recently let out at Arkansas City as a re sult of the Pullman strike on the Santa Fe, have been taken back. Mrs. T. H. Haskell of 325 Clay street, was painfully injured in a runaway last night that occurred at the Greenwood avenue entrance to Potwin. The plans for La Junta's new depot to replace the one recently burned, have been completed and General Manager Frey will go out in a few days to attend the letting of the contract. The depot will be a nice one of stone. The United Trading and Commission company of Kansas City was chartered today. The capital is $50,0lX). The di rectors are W. T. Moore, Jr., Walter Greig, of Kansas City, Kansas, W. J. Wilkes and James Iv. Lathy, of Kansas City, Ma, and Charles Wilson of Leavenworth. 3IC KINLEY IN IOWA. Speaks at Council Bluffs, And is Now on The Road to Ies Molnrs. Neola, la., Oct 5. The patriotic speeches which Gov. McKinley has been makintr are beariug fruit, for at every one of the stations where crowds assem ble to hear him, there are liberal dis plays of flags of which the governor says so much. This has been especially noticeable during the last two days, and since the speeches made have been put into circulation. There was an early breakfast today and a five mile drive across the Missouri river to Council Bluffs where McKinley found at the Grand hotel a number of gentlemen who were there attending a reunion of the army of Tennessee. Among them were Generals Howard, Dodge, Walcot, Hinckenlooper and Wil liamson, CoL Fred Grant, Tecumseh Sherman and CoL. Hugh Belknap, who had an interchange of fraternal greeting with McKinley. From a stand erected in front of the hotel Governor Jackson introduce the governor to several thousand people. After commenting on the interest by them in congregating thus early to hear a political speech, Governor McKinley said: "You have an opportunity to vote now to express your opinion of the work of the Democratic administration. The people of this country have experienced a revolution in political sentiment. There lias not been anything else like it in American history. "The Democratic party carried the I country in 189, but in every election in every northern state since, the verdict then given has been revoked and the people have spoken In thunderous tones for the Republican party and the priuci ciples of that party. "What is the cause of this revolution? The Democratic president and the Dem ocratic congress have been running this 1 government for the last nineteen mouths, 1 and during that time little has been ac ! complished. Every industry has been j distressed and every occupation has been j injuriously affected. We need prospflri ' ty and the prosperity of one occupation ' depends upon the prosperity of every j other. j "You are prosperous in the agricul j tural sections of Iowa when the mills and ' factories are running in every state in ; the Union. My parting words are, bring j back the state of Iowa to the position it i so long occupied as one of tho banner j Republican states of the Union." j Council Bluffs was left at 10:45, the governor's party being taken charge of I by Mr. Charles Kennedy, general north i ern passenger agent of the Chicago, I Rock Island & Pacific, who acta as es ! cort as far as Des Moines. I10W TICKETS WILL BE. The Form of the OlHcial Ballot Has Been Decided On. There waa a conference today iu the office of the secretary of state for the purpose of agreeing upon a form for the stale ticket. The Republican State Cen tral committee was represented by J. M. Simpson, the Populists by D. C. Zercher, the Democrats by Chairman Richardson, the Prohibitionists by Judge Silver and the new state ticitet by J. Y. Robbins. They finally agreed upon the follow ing order for the names of the candi dates: Governor, lieutenant governor, secre tary of state, auditor, treasurer, attorney general, superintendent of public in struction, associate justice, congressman -atdarge, congressman district, judge distiict, representative district, county ticket, constitutional amendment. Nothing was done ab ut the order in which the tickets will appear upon the official ballot and it will probably be left with the respective counties. BRUCE LYNCirS WORK. Collects a List of Republicans He Says Will Vote the 1'op Ticket. j The Populist state central committee ' has received a list of thirty-four names ' of Republicans and Democrats who are I pledged to vote the Populist ticket this year, secretary oempie says tue list was secured by Bruce Lynch who was the Republican candidate for state treas urer two years ago. The names are as follows: F. J. Whis euand, Chanute, assistaut superintend ent Southern Kansas railroad; J. C. Pren tice, Girard; D. G. Parker, Moline; A. A. Amole, A. P. Boles, J. D. Morgan, A. W. Nelson, J. II. Fisher. W. E. Humphrey, John W. Fox, Abe Baker, John Coates, Gus Hedern, G. AI. Self, M. J. Cunning ham, G. R. Hamper, G. H. .Niiller, H. G. Barnes, G. H. Brooks, G. W. Reed, Peter I Westling, J. J. Loves, M. Fetterolf, E. B. j Fortney, A. C. Cross, J. T. Hanna, Alex I Andrews, J. T. Wallar, W. D. Frisby, Sid Long, Thomas II. Jackson 01 Chanute; Ross Prentice and J. E. Thuone of Girard, and S. E. Webb of Ottawa. FIGHTING C0UMNUITES. An Effort to Keep the Bolters' Ticket-Oft" the Ballot. The Populist state central committee does not intend to allow the Bennington Corning ticket to be printed on the official ballot if it is possible to prevent it Chairman Breidenthal will file written objection! to the ticket today with the secretary of state. It will then be the duty of the secretary of state to confer with the auditor and attorney general and they will fix a date for hearing the objections. The candidates on the ticket will be notified so that they may appear and make a defense. The first objection Chairman Breid enthal will make to the ticket is that it cannot be called the Populist fitate ticket and that although the regular party ticket is called the People's Party ticket it is also known as the Populist ticket He says he has also ascertained that the names on the petitions are many of them irregular and that though the law requires the voter to sign his own name, there are whole pages evidently signed by the same persons. After hearing both sides the board will decide whether the ticket shall be p laced on the official ballot or not, and from the complexion of the board the indications are that the ticket is a long way from receiving a place on the state ticket. Superintendent of Telegraph Linga felt of the Rock Island is too sick to bo at his office. FLYIliGJOB SURE Flying1 Jib Paces a Mile With Running Mate in 1 :5i 1-1. All Kinds of Records Are Low ered by It. WIND AGAINST III3I. Performance More Wonderful Because of Poor Conditions. CnrLLicoTHE, Ohio. Oct. 5. Flying Jib was sent yesterday against the the world's pacing record of 2:01?4 which was made by Westmont at Chi . cago. Monroe Salisbury, the owner of the pacer, drove otit Jib and a run ning mate attached to a pneumatic tired wagon, and the famous Califor nian and his flyer were greeted with, cheers by the immense audience. After taking a turn around .ae track Andy .McDowell, the only driver that ever drove a pacer in less than two minutes, mounted the seat and took the reins. He drove the team up around the little loop of, the kite, and before the audience knew what was up they came to the wire. As he passed un der it McDowell nodded and the heat was on. The pacer was going at a terrific clip to the half, which was made in r9 flat. Round the turn the pacer kept up his turn to the three-quarter pole, where he began to show signs of weakness. The gait was a hot one still, and lie kept even pace with the runner and shot under the wire amid the hushed silence of 10,000 people, who eagerly strained forward awaiting starter Loper's announcement of the time. Some who had caught the pacer began cheering, knowing that he had beaten the world's record. The au dience fairly went wild, and Starter Loper had to ring tiie betl to quell the riot of cheering throats. Once it was quiet again Starter Loper said: "We have witnessed something which no audience in the world has seen before. You have seen the fast est mile that was ever paced. Flying Jib has beaten Westmont, and mad the mile in 1:58!." The mile that Jib went and the time is all the more remarkable when the circumstances are taken into con sideration. All day a strong wind was blowing and the air was cold and clammy. The wind caught tiie horse as it came up the back stretch at the large loop, but he forged ahead just the same. The first half of tiie heat was made in 5!) seconds and the last half in rt9i4. The quarters could not be taken as the llagmen did not know that the start was to be made and were not at their posts at the quarter and the three quarter poles. Another world's record was broken by Onaqua, the game little Iowa trot ter, who has been doing battle with Expressive and was beaten at Terre Haute. She trotted under the wire in the first heat of the 3-yar-old trot in 2:119-4, taking the world's 3-year-old trotting record. Still another world's record was broken by Sidmont, by Sidney, out of the great brood mare Fourleaf. the dam of Thistle, 3:13U. and Goldleaf. 2:113-4. Sidmont went against time and smashed the 3-year-old stallion pacing record to smithereens, going the mile in 2:10i', reducing the record made by Brookside a full second. FEAR BRITISH GREED. Trench Papers Believe Engrland Can't Keep Out of Chinese Affairs. Paris, Oct. 5. The Gaulois comment ing on the British cabinet council held yesterday, asks if British intervention in the Corea trouble might not constitute a repetition of the famous coup of 1878, which enabled Admiral Lord John Hay to take possession of the island of Cy prus. The Figaro referring to the same sub ject remarks: "The British once landed in China would not be able to resist the desire to exercise pressure upon the Jap anese iu order to prevent them from de riving all the advantages of victory. The troubles may then commence and the peace of Europe will be threatened for Russia, France and even America will certainly intervene." BANANAS WILL BE SHORT. The Storm In Cub.- Destroyed Almost the Kntire Banana Crop. Philadelphia, Oct. 5. According to reports made by Capt. Holtum of the British steamship Brigauza which has just arrived from Baracoa, Cuba, bananas will be a scarce commodity at this port for some time to come. While the Brig auza was in Cuba on September 22 and 2H the northeast end of Cuba was visited by one of the most terrilic hurricanes that has swept that locality for twenty years. All the banana plantations were either totally destroyed or badly damaged. The cocomut oil factory, run by American capitalists, was badly damaged. Great damage was done up the mountains in the locality of Mata and Yumurca and the Briganza returned with only a part cargo of fruit Pis r and Ntrnman Uaund Over. Guy Pier and John Stenman, who are under arrest for the Kyle & Co. burglary, were brought before Justice Furry this morning for preliminary trial. Stenman waived his examination and Pier was allowed bonds of $500 which he was un able to give and both were committed to ail until the distrift court gets ready to try them. Jud. Nicholson, who is under arrest for complicity in the ritansfleld burglary case, took the stand and swore that he was in the Kyle store with Pier and Stenman. OR-Partisan IV. C X. V. Convention. Philadelphia, Oct. 5. The national convention of the non-partisan W. C. T. U. will be held in Washington, Pa., Nov. 13 to 16, inclusive. poisoned in ;hsni:;.n. A Party of Ladies and GpiiIIciiiimi f Francisco Almost I'alatly I'i.ti-i. Sax Francisco, Oct. 5. A party well known ladiws and ffetitlunu of th city have been Bpeuding the summer Bolinas bay. They wera ail poison i b eating- mussels gathrd from tho ru t. They were seriously affected, but are n covering. Mussels have always 1 . e supposed to be wholesome food. Some physicians ascribe the poisjiiin, to the presuce of copper in tho r- others eay that inside the uinr'el U hair-like scale, harmls whfn Kie m lusk is thoroughly cooked, but poiBum u otherwise. The physicians x permit- n : ed with uncooked munrsl juice oti an! mala and fouud it as deadly as r.ir . 1. nine. FIGHT WITH A MUKDEKi t A Hand .to Uaml Ntrujvfcle Between I , tective and an Outlutv. Seattjlk. Wash., Oct. 0. The murJr T of Charles lL.BirlsU was capture d in n lodging house by Dtctiv Cudahe and Officer Corbett after a desperate t-u counter iu which Cudahe cams u-jr los ing his life. The murderer said hi n.i was Robert Bianck, afterward ailinitiui that it was assumed. Whaa the pohiM were informed of Blanck's litdiu place Cudahe and Corbtt went t the house, the former entering lir-t. li -i found Bianck and tried to euajn-e h i ; 1 in conversation. Blauck poiuie l a re volver at Cudahe and said, "Throw ,u your hands' Quick as a flash Cud.u. threw his arm over his had and divf I headlong at his antagonist The . ado pulled the trigger . and it gra.i-d Cudahe's neck. Cudahe seized him i the waist and threw him cm the l e i, where a life and death struggle took place. Just then Corbett rushed in an d I the desperado over tha head. At tho lice haadquartars the man said roi l was his busiuess and that he biiot ii sell in self-defense. eat 1"'- .rd- ASSASSINS BALIlEI). A Plot to Murder a Prosecutor of S.iluuu-lfceeper-4 at PI. Scott FruttrtfiJ. Ft. Scottt, Oct 5. W. II WeLstt-r, a W. C. T. U. lawyer who has been m. ik ing war on the saloons, has related to t!m police a plot to murder him. Ho leanns 1 that two hard local characters were em ployed to attempt the deed at hii ' - last night. Mr. Webster sent his family away and called in several neigh Iiwi j and all arrayed for dfeue. At midnight the two suspected un-u attempted to draw Mr. Webster to t In? yard and discovering the presence of armed force they fled. Mr. Wcb.-ff r i -t corroborated by prominent citizens. Mr. Webster has sworn out warrants for the arrest of seven saloon keepers. 31 ORE LIGHT "Walter X. Allen. Tells Something New Ahnul I)plillurti;ilioli. Walter N. Allen, of tho state board ..f charities, in a speech at Lukens' opera houto last niht, ha 1 the f jllowni to say regarding tho demonetization ut silver, which will bo new to most people; "Mr. Hooper, a representative from Massachusetts, in discussing this bill 1:1 1872 said: It had bven prepare 1 two years ago and that it had the approval of all the mint experts. '1 hat Mr. Earneai Seyd, a distinguished financier from Lou don, had furnished many valuable sug gestions which were incorporated in tuo bill.' "It will be seen from this that the tie 1-1 ury department and the congress of tho United States made the first assault upon silver in the winter of 170, one year bo fore silver was demontized iu Germany in 1871 and four years before any re strictions were put upon silver by Fr.mrn and the other states of the Latin union. "Senator Fesseuden discovered the pur pose of the bill, which was to demone tize the silver dollar, to which the atten tion of tho satiate was called and the bill was defeated in 1S70. This bill h-m again introduced in 1872, but not until after the death of Mr. Fesseuden, an I it-i subsequent history of being clandestinely put through Congress is well known t . the people of this country." A MAYOR ARRESTED. The Santa. I-'e Clets After the Mayor of Joliet and His Street Force. Word has been received in Topeka that the Santa Fe has caused the arrest of II. H. Stassen, mayor of Joliet, 111., aud over fifty members of the street Ion e, for contempt of court. The city authorities had ordered thu Saiita Fe and other roads to eieva'e a certain stretch of track. The rdtr h..-I not been followed, so a gang of fifty men under tiie direction of the mayor lot up over a block of the track in question. As the Santa Fe and its JracH is under the direct control of receivers of the fed eral court Mayor Stassen and his ?,,,!,. ordinates niav suffer for their rash tie.-s. GOOD WORD FOR RANKS Telegraphed to Senator Alien ltra k a. The following telegrum today at the state house was receive from Senai' Allen of Nebraska. October Governor Lewellin. 5, l:tl. Are rates of interest higher in Kau than formerly? Is money equally pi tiful? Wire immediately. WiL V. Ai.i.kn. United States Senator Governor L welling was absent a id Bank Commissioner Breidenthal teie graphed him as follows: Topjeka, Oct o. Hon. Win. V. Allen: Bank rates on commercial aud otl.e good paper were never lower than a present time. Rates on farm loans Kam as 1890. Our banks are i.i better eoi- .i lion than any other western state: om less borrowed money aod have mor available cash tlip 1 at any time in hi-, tory of the state. John W. L'kkipen thai.. Bank Commissioner. Both the Rock Island and the H. n Fe are doing a good business haulm Uncle Sam's troops from one fort to a other just at present The Rock Ishui had three special trains of them thruiu: Topeka yesterday. The troops ui changed onco every threo yens a.