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r r i r V '? NT j-4 ' 10 CEXTS A WEEK. NIGHT EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, THURSDAY EVENTXGr, OCTOBER 25, 1894. T WENT Y-SECOX I Y E A I I.J I THEY GOTO FOSTER. The Santa Protective Com mittee iet an Injunction From Jiulg-e C. G. Foster Xig-iit, . Lat TO IS A 11 THE ACTIO! Of the i;pf r;nization Commit- , t ' Toilav, Au l Freveni in. Tlieiii From Elect-Oilicei-s Fnles- Cuinaluti ve System Yoliii d is Adopted. of MEETING PUT OFF. Annual 3Ieethur of the Stoek hohlei.s Adjourns. To Meet A.-ain Next Thursday !.Iorninu". For the first time in the history of the Atehidoo, Tope k a Jc Santa Fe railroad company there was today an open rup ture in the annus 1 meeting of the stock holders of the company. Whan the stockholder assembled at 10 o'clock they were not ready for busi ness, and after a session lasting not to exceed live minutes an adjournment was taken until 2 p. ni The harmony which has been usually manifested in tie annual meeting has enabled the stockholder!) in the previous annual meetings t J transact their busi ness in a very short time, but today it was different. The Santa Fe protective committee, as was predicted in this paper yesterday, tailed on the courts to aid them in their right for a representation on the new board of directors. At 8 o'clock last evening a small party of attorneys forth prutecave committee entered a carriagj at the Tiiro op hotel and were driven to the residence of Judge C. G. Foster, where they applied for and secured a temporary injunction to prevent the election of directors at today's annual meeting-unless the cumu lative system of vMug is used. Judge Foster in granting the tempor ary restraining1 order, set me hearing of the case for Monday morning', October 2'. at 10:150 a. m. Although Judge Foster signed this injunction at o'clock last e ening-, the papers were not served on the interested parties until after . o'clock this morning, when they assembled at the general office building to participate in the pro ceedings of the annual meeting'. The injunction proceedings on behalf of the protective committee were brought in the name of William Palmer Smith of New York, one of the members of the committee against the Atchison, Topeka ifc .Santa Fe L'lilroad company, 1). B. Kobin-on, K. Wilier, Edward J. Ber vvind, W. E Bull, Charles S. Gieed, Sam 8. Lawrence, George A. Nickerson, AMen Speare, K 1. Cheney, jr., James A. Blair, C. K. Jlolliday, Thomas P. Fowler, John A. JleCall, L. Severy and F. K. Sturgij defeiidmts. The attorneys representing' the Protec tive committee ir. bringing this suit are Benj I". Tracy, Newruau Erb, Williams v.v. Dillon, Henry Woolman and M. Sum merlield. In asking for th 3 injunction the Pro tective committee presented a petition, in which taey recited their Btory of the abuse of the Santa Fe property by its past and present management, and rep resented that a gre it injustice would be done a very large number of stockhold ers of the com par y should the annual i meeting- of the on pauy be hold and new j directors be elected by any other than j the cumulative svstetn of voting-, which i u prescribed by the laws of the state of Kansas for corporations in the election of trustee and directors. As early as 9 o'clock this morning- the Wad street brokers who hold large blocks of slock whichwas a fsw years ago worth $1.25 but wh.ch is now quoted at not to exceed 5 cents, began gathering at the Santa Fe gei eral office building vhfre the annual meeting is always held. With tha Wall street brokers and eastern stockholder ! were a large num ber of attorneys representing dirlerent factious of the steel holders, a score or more of Kaiaa men thv owa at least eu!!"''h ato.'k to pir the it a seat in the aj, , 4 j ''- .---5 -Of tb company, and a crov. ..' ct . xj.'T--i men. Among tho iUnt -rivals was Mr. Tiieo. W. Myers, who was accompanied by a hotel Throop porter c.irryiar a big valise which contained the proxies to be voted by the protective conatittee. One of the most iiaportant personasjes iu the asseial!asre was Mr. Lewis Asti on, the new deputy L'aited States mar ihal, who was there to serve the injunc tion papers on the o dicers and stockhold ers named in the proceedings. At 9:ir a. m. it wis decided that the meeting was to bo held in the nrivate of lice of General Macaer J. J.Frey, and there was then a rush for position in the room, and prornct.vat 10 nVWt t) hour named in th.s call for the meeting. f ' all was in readiness. d he last man to arrive alter all the ether oriiciaU were t eated, was CoL C. K. llolliday, the first president of the com pany, who is still, at d is likelv to be as long as he lives, a director of the road. A seat had been sav jd for CoL Hollidav near the heid of t:ie tabla at the left of ice-President I. Ji. Robinson, the nre i- aiding officer. Director Chas. S. Gleed, the represen tative of Mr. IX P. Cheaey, and tne man who is directing- :h; interests of the J're3t brd ,i di -ectors, who are ua- derstood to be the, holders of a majority of the fc'.ock, occupied a sett at the right hand id'3 of The i.ea 1 of the table, where he had eiy access to the ear of Vice President J Jobiicon. Ganeral Manager Fray's dea'c had been pushed buck into one corner of the room for the occasion, aid the general manager pulled at iiis cigar and his whiskers while he viewed the scene from behind his desk. Mr. Newman Lrb, Mr. TLao. W. Myers and the other members of the pro tective committee party had seats together at tha foot of the table arid the rest of the room was filled up with minor stockholders, offic ials of the company, stenographers and newspaper men. Director Glee 1 and Vice President Robinson pored over a cop;,- of the in junction order which had Judge C. G. Foster's signature attache 1 to it, for about live minutes, when Mr. Robinson arosa and announced that the meeting would be in order, an i Mr. Klward Wilder, the secretary a i 1 treasurer of thu company was asked to read the call. When Mr. Wilder linished reading the formal call, Mr. iiobinsou said the first K.. ; ... i. ; k ; . . . p .. i. . ; . i ..' wouiO. be tne appointment of a commit tee to receive the stock and proxies, and make a list of the stockholders and hold ers of proxies who are authorized to vote in the meeting. lie then announced as members of that committee Mr. C. Blood Smith of the tirrn of Rjssington, Smith A. Dallas, Mr. James Walker, jr., of New Y rk, one of the directors, and Mr. Georir j AS". Porter, a clerk in the treasurer's olh'ce, ami said that these gentlemen had for several days been engaged in going over the books of the company and could do the work with dispatch. .Mr, Newman Erb of the Protective committee arose and moved that Mr. llenrv Woolman be added to that corn- mittee, saying that their interests are very large and should be represented on this committee. There were several seconds to Mr. Erb's motion, but as V ice President Robinson hesitated about putting the motion Director Gleed moved that an adjournment be taken until 2 o'clock. -Mr. Gleed" s motion was greeted with a very loud and emphatic demand for the previous motion which was put and Mr. Henry Woolman was declared elected as an additional member of the stock com mittee. Vice President Robinson explained that in naming the committee lie nud no intention of shutting any one out, or do ing any one an injustice, but had named as a majority of the committee meu who were connected locally and vrtio could 1 not be interested on either one side or the other. Mr. Wilier afterwards ex plained that the Protective committee had been requested to have a man present during the time the committee was handling the work, which would aiTord them every advantage o!' eteirig what was done without I eing compelled to go through the work in detail. When Mr. Wo-iimati had been added to the committee .nrector Gleed iigaiu offered a motion to adjourn, which was seconded, put and declared carried. Newman Erb was not satisfied and manded that the "navs'' be c tiled. Mr. da Mr. Gleed said laughingly, "Yes put it again and I will vote no.'" The ipi istiou was put the second tiino and taere were a half a dozen nays and the meeting was declared adjourned until ti o ;oek. As soon as the iidjjurnmir.t was de clared, the stock committee e jn. meucod its work and prepared to m ike its re port at tS o'clock. Atljnn i-ikmI 1 nlil TIiut-K-lay. The anuual meeting u' tae stockhold ers of the Santa Fe has been adjourned until Tnursdav next, November 1, at 10 a. m. When the meeting reconvened at 2 o'clock this afterm on there was an air of expectancy about both of the leading factions in the meeting. Director leed was tue lirr-t man to get the floor when Vice President Robiuson declared the meeting- to be in order. Mr. Gieed said ho had been authorized to say to the meeting that the committee which was this morning to take charge of th stock had so much work on hand that it would be unable to com plete this duty fr several d iys. lie said he had also been re quested to inform the ineet'tnir tnat the presiding ollicer, Vico President Robinson was Coiupelied to return to Chicago, and be at other places along the road in attending to duties, and for that reason it would be the duty of the meeting to eiect a chairman, and ho thereupon nominated E;t- Governor Thos. A. Osborn for ciairmau of the stockiio ders' meeting. . Mr. Newman Era took the lloor and said if a chairman was to be selee.ed there was no one who would be more ac ceptable to him than Govern;, r Ojborn, but it was his cpinioa that the inlu.v.- of the company should be followed and they provided that the president should preside at the stockholders iae-;tiug and if the president was iijt in the chair he did not believe a meeting could be legally held. Mr. Gleed called for a copy oi th j by laws and read one section, which provid ed for the election of a chairman, ia tiio absence of the president. Governor Osborn was then elected chairman. Governor Oaborn was first recognized as chairman by Mr. Gieed, who v. s on his feet witli a motion that tne meeti i adjourn until next Thursday at id a, a:. Mr. Newman Erb had said b-.doi'e jir. Gleed fully presented his luot.wii tnat he anticipated a motion to adjourn a:id tt at there was a matter he waiiLed to come before the stockholders in the K,rm ol a resolution with a provision to adjourn. The chairman said Mr. Glee 1 had the floor and -Mr. Gleed refused to yield the tloor. "When Mr. Git ed's motion was put it was declared to be undebatable and Mr. Erb was about to take his seat whon one of his associates raised the point t tion to adjourn to a stated tk ways debatable. . a wi inc .3 al- Governor Osborn said the point was might de lournmoat d. resolution fc r t he a c- well taken and that Mr. Erb bate the time to which the ad was to be taken if he so desir-: Mr. Erb then said that the he wanted to introduce called pointment of a commdrfe oy me tederm court to make an investigation of t,.e condition of the roaj uud the books ol the company th in set in ad, cur nei to such a time when this report shall be hied with the board of directors to be then presented to the stockholders. Gov. Osborn insisted that Mr. JSrb should name a timp to which he wished to adjourn, if he wanted to offer a substi tute. Mr. Erb then agreed that an ad journment for thirty days would be satis factory. Mr. Gleecl's motion to adjourn nntil next Thursday at 10 a. m. was then put and carried by a loud vote and the meet -iog adjourned During the discussion on the matter of adjournment, Mr. Theo. W. Myers arose at his end of the table and said he had come all the way from New York to attend this stockholders meeting and he hoped there would be more fairness shown than had been. Governor Osboru resented this by say ing he did not want to be insulted, to which Mr. Myers replied, "Oh no, no in sult intended whatever.'' Jl'JDf.i: FOSTKK'S OKDEK. Klet'tiou of New IHrectors Knjoined l"n les Cumulative A'otiuij Is Allowed. In the ir:u:t Court of the Uuiteil States for the i. strict ol Kansas First division; William I'aiincr Smith, complainant, vs. The Atchison, Teiieka .-arifa Fe Kui.road coin pauy, U B. Koimisoii. K. Whiter, F.dward .1. iJenviud. W, I.. Bail, Charles S. UleeU, .Samuel C. Law rence. Geonre A. Xickersoti. Allien Speare. B. P. Clieuey, jr., .James A. Iliad', C. K. llolli day. '1 houi.is l'. Fowier, .lohn A. MuCail, L, Severy and F". K. Sturais, ueteiulants. And now comes the above named com- 1 pjlainant, by Benjamin F. Tracy, New man Erb, Williams & Dillon, Henry AVool man and M. Summerlield, his counsel, and presents to the court his bill of com plaint, duly verified, praying for an in junction, and the undersigned judge of said court being fully advised in the premises does hereby order that the said i application of the complainant for a temporary injunction be set for hearing before the undersigned at his chambers in Topeka, Kansas, on the 29th day of October, IS'jiP, at 10:30 a. in., and that the said defendants and each of them shall be and appear before the undersigned at said time and place and show cause if any they have, wiiy an injunction should not be granted as prayed in the said bill of complaint. ; It is further ordered by the under signed judge thai: in the meantime and until the further order of this couft or the judge thereof, that said defend ints and each and ever3'one of them, their agents, servants and employes, and ail otuer persons who shall conduct or piari icipiate m s aa meeting to lie held as hereinaf'er set forth, be, and they are hereby restrained from preventing the above named com plainant, or any of the ot her stock hold ers of the said Atchison, Top-eka Santa Fe railroad company, at the election of directors for said company, to be made on the 25th day of October, 1S94, or on any subsequent d ly, from voting on the following plan, to wit: Each shareholder to have the right to cast as many votes in the aggregate as shall equal the num ber of shares - held by him or her in said company, multiplied by thir teen, that beiug the number of directors to be elected at said election, and each shareholder to have the right and privi lege of casting the whole number of his or her votes either in person or by pjroxy for one candidate. The said parties and all of them are further enjoined and restrained from preventing- ihe said complainant or any other shareholder of said defendant com pany from voting at said election in accordance- with what is known as the cumulative plan of voting, or in accord ance with section 1, chapter 47 of com piled laws cl Kansas of 1SS1. and from holding any election for the directors of said company except in accordance with said statute, and from declaring the re sult of any election held otherwise than under said statute. And the said defend ants and each of them, and their agents, servants, and employes shall be and they are herebv restrained until the further order of this court from vot ing a such election three thousand shares of stock in the treasury of said company, or any other stock in the treas ury of said company. This order is made upon condition that the complainant jive a bond to tiie defendants in the sum of three thousand d.diars, said bond to be approved by the cleric of this court. Cas.-iis G. FosVkk, Judge, Topkka, Oct. -,.'4, 1S91. NEWMAN EKB ;OINi JIOME. Well itKtled With What Has Ueco Ac- coiupliHlicd. 0 Mr. Newman Erb of the protective committee said after the adjournment of this morning's meeting, that he was very well s itisfied with what he had accomplished, although ho could not predict what will be done before the directors are elected. He said he would return to New York tomorrow, and when the injunction comes up for hearing in the Udiited States court .Monday morning the protec tive committee will be represented by Williams Ov; Dillon of Topeka, Mr. Henry Wooinia.i of Kansas City, and Mr. M. Summertiel 1 of Lawrence. Mr. James I. Blair, one of the present directors, who is a leader in the right to shut the protective committee out, said: "You c.ui put it down that we will name the entire directory. What will be done this afternoon I cau not say. We have our plans but. they may be changed to meet whatever emergency may arise. I do not know vvhea I will return to New York as that depends on what follows this afternoon." WHO Who the I" HOLDS THE STOCK. fortunate Are anil Where Taey lte.side. Edward Wilder, secretary and treas urer of the S inta Fe compauy, allowed a reporter " to examine tue stock list. This shows the names of about 12,0UJ persons or corporaiious iu Europe and America who own the 1,02j,000 shares of stock, whose par value is 102 million dollars, but whose actual value is but little over eight million dollars. Baring Brothers it Co. of Loudon, who once were so prominent in Santa Fe affairs, own only 4.30 shares, and Thomas Bar ing owns 10J shares individually. Boisse vam & Co., the famous Amsterdam bank era who have had their hands in so many railroad pies in America, own b, 040 shares. Benjamin P. Cheney of Boiton, whose son will be a member of the new board, owns 19,000 shares and is the larg est individual stockholder. Seven members of his family own forty -four shares, li. L. Day fc Co. own or represent lU.olil shares. Kidder, Pea body &: Co., the Boston bankers, own o,57o shares. Samuel C. Lawrence of Boston, who will be one of the new di rector, owns 7.39'J. The Nickersons of Boston own 2,651, divided among nine teen m -inbers of the family, George A. holding 2,0GJ himself. August Belmont & Co. own 1,090 and Rothwick, YTork & Co. 11,0:53. Brokers Parkin son A: Burr hold 1,715, Pearman & Brooks 2,51C, and Seligman Bros. 9,181. Thomas Sherlock of New York has 1,823. Much of the stock is held by women in New England; many in Boston in lots of from one to ten shares. ' There are hundredsjof holdings of only two or three shares and aa unusually small number of really large holdings like Cheney's, Day's, and Lawrence's. The administrator for Hubrecht, Van Haren-Carspel fc Yasvisser of Amster dam hold 5460 shares. A FRIEND OF TOPKKA. Sfffman Itro Wants All tlie OHires of tlie Siimta J-'o Concentrated at Topeka. Of all the eastern men now in Topeka on Santa Fe business, there i3 probably no one of more interest to Topeka people than Mr. Newman Erb. While Mr. Erb has no especial reason to be more friend ly to Topeka than any other place on the road, the fact remains that he looks upon Topeka as the proper place not ouly for What Santa Fe offices and shops we al ready have, but favors having the entire headquarters here, including the offices now m Chicago, New York and Boston. Mr. Erb favors this plan not because he is dispjosed to pet Topieka, but because he is bitterly opposed to the double book-keeping system now in force, which he says is the eaue of all the deficits arid other things which, have caused a coolness between the two committees, lie wants all the offices of the road con centrated at Topeka. Mr. Erb is one of the protective committee, and wants the entire pres ent set of officers put out. lie has vowed that all the guilty Santa Fe men shall come to judgment, and he has got Mr. Heinhart and Freight Traffic Man ager llanley part way there already. Mr, Erb was the attorney who succeeded in getting these two ex-otjicers indicted. Mr. Erb enjoys the reputatiou of being the only man who ever beat Jay Gould. It was in the Wyandotte ifc Northwestern case, and Mr. Erb was the dictator to Gould of th j terms of peace, lie is said to be tha only man those opposed to the protective committee are really afraid of. lie is a rather small man with a dark mustache and carries a cane, lie is stop ping at the 1 hroop. OLD SANTA FI-; MKN TO (1() tlie I'roteetivi? Committee Kver lieti tlie IiIer Hand. Ihere is an unusually large amount of stock represented in today's meeting. The stock of the company is at pireseut di vided into l,02o,O0U shares, and of that number about Sfu,000 are represented in the ineeiiug, waile 7v-0,0Ju is the largest number ever before represented in an annual meeting. 'Ihe General Reorganisation commit tee or more properly speaking the pres ent board ot directors control about liji), - j U00 of these shares and LiJ,udd are in I the hands of the Protective committee, j The unrepresented shares are owned by I brokers and other wealthy men who are i uo,v traveling in Europe and have their i shares iockea up in their vaults and for i that reason only it is not here. ! This stock, which was only a few years ago worth aoout $1.20 a. share has dwin i died down until' it is now practically worthless, being quoted at lrom '' to o i cents on the market. I The only significance attached to this ! meeting is that the directors elected to ' day will, if the road is reorganized dur : ing the next year, then come into cotdrol of the property. 'lhat each side expects to be able to reorganize the road is very plain : lrom the active light they are making to j control this election. j If the protective committee should I win there would-be an entirely new set ' of officers put in charge of the Santa Fe ; from one end to the oilier, but if the old ; directors win then most of the present otiicials may be expected to hold their j j NO PKItMANKNT ADVAMAfiK Is Gained by Today's Ite?t rai n i ny; Order. The ( ieneral Reorganization committee is confident that today's restraining order gives tlie Protectives nothing iu the way of permanent advantage. They declare that they are sure of winning and carry ing out their plan of re-electing the present directors without the Protectives having a single rep: es jutative on the board. They declare that all the talk about the expiration of the Santa Fe's charter is simple in the extreme; that the com pany is operating under a charter grant ed ia ISO'., unlimited as to time. They further declare that the cumulative plan of voting was brought up years ago and de clared to be inapplicable to the Santa Fe's voting system; that this decision was reached by unanimous consent of the ablest counsel in the Sauta Fe's em ploy, and also that the settled policy of the company has been fixed against the cumulative plam No 1'iitaiicial Ef port. It has been understood iu certain financial circles that an important finan cial report would be made in connection with the Santa Fe annual meeting. Treasurer Wilder, however, said this afternoon: "Ihere will be no financial report, as the road is in the hands of receivers, ex cept what may come from Stephen Little, and his repjort is not ready and may not be for some time." Ateliison Not Afl-ted. New Yokk, Oct. 24. Atchison ha3 not been affected by the court proceedings at Topeka, by which the annual meeting is put over piending a decision on the de mand of the protective committee to per mit cumulative voting. The stock closed ato1.,. yiiss Minnie Saunders, of smoky Row, and her sister are on trial this afternoon in Justice Chesney's court, on the charge of undue intimacy with f DO that belong ed lo Joseph A. McCarthy, of Mayetta. CRANK AFTER GROVER Visits Dr. lJryant's House and Asks for Cleveland. Wanted to Consult About Mat ters of National Import. TALKED NERVOUSLY. He Was Refused Admission and Tersuaded to Leave. President is Surrounded Throng of Detectives. l.v TlieSame Crank Challenged Em peror William to a Duel. New Yokk, Oct. 25. A crank of note called at the residence of Dr. Joseph D. Bryant, on West Thirty-sixth street, where President Cleveland is stopping today, and demanded to see the presi dent. .The man is Richard Goerdeler, of New Y'ork, the same man who wrote to Emperor William, of Germany, some years ago, challenging him to a duel. Goerdeier rang the door bell of the Bryant home violently about 9 o'clock, and when the butler responded, demand ed to see the president. The butler told him that Mr. Cleveland could not be seen. "But it is a business of extreme na tional importance," insisted Goerdeler. This brouedit Dr. Bryant to the door, lie reasoned with the crank and told him it was impossible to see the presi dent at that hour. Boeder was finally persuaded to go away. The crank is a man of middle age and was well dressed. lie is of wiry build and talks nervously. That 'President Cleveland is surrounded by a throng of private detectives is shown by this episode. It has been reported that a body guard accompanied .li r. Cleveland, but none of the officers were to be seen when they mitrhthave been needed. Goerdeler told Dr. Bryant that he had been trying to see the president for two years in order to wipe away the sin which had been put upon him by incar ceration in a lunatic asylum in Ger many. lie said ho had challenged Emperor William to a duel, but the latter was a coward and had him put in an asylum. President Cleveland was the only man who could wipe away the staiu now rest ing upon him. As he left the house Tioeder promised that he would call again. Dr. Bryant said this morning that President Cleveland would remain at his home until 3 o'clock this afternoon, when he will leave for Washington. He said he did not know whether Mr. Cleveland would return to New Vork to register. Vice President Stevenson is expected iu the city at (i o'clock tins afternoon, lie will be entertained at the Mauhattan club. WICHITA FOKtiEIt ( Al GUT. '1'. It. Ha:u-il ArniiK'D'it In a rluntiee Court There Till M orn f u if. Wichita, Och 23. T. K. Hazard, for merly president of the bank in Kansas City and now president and owner of the Sedgwick City bank in Harvey county, was arraigned in a justice's court this morning on a charge of forgery and bound over for appearance November S. lie was arrested in Piymout?1, N. II., about three weeks ago and was brought here in this morning. Several attempts have been made since to get him out of custody on habeas corpus. Hit. PAIIKHl IIST S WIFE. Presides at a Meetinjr of Ioor Women in New York. Nkw York, Oct. 23. Mrs. Dr. Charles 1L Parkhurst has made her first public speech in the interest of good govern ment at Columbus hall, on the ground floor of a rear tenement. This was the occasion of the first invas ion of the east side by rashionable upi town worneu interested in the reform movement. All wore their plainest gowns. Mrs. Parkh'urst presided. She is a fluent and easy speaker. After ad dresses by other ladies the gathering broke up. These women will endeavor to secure a large attendance at the east side gatherings in the future. WOOD FOWLEll KELEASED. I'roves He Didn't Steal $Ht, Hut .Minnie Met nil i Held. The preliminary examination of Wood Fowler and .Minnie Burgy, charged with stealing eight ten-dollar bills from the vest piocketof Harry Croft, occupied the time of Justice Furry's court yesterday afternoon. After a lengthy examination Fowlsr succeeded in proving his innocence to the satisfaction of the court, and was released. Minnie was not so fortunate, however, and was bound over to the district court in the sum of $;300, which she was un able to give and she is now in jail. This is the same girl so much fuss was made about last summer when she called her self Minnie McCall. She has beeu era ployed as a domestic by Croft. HOIJBED BY HIS FRIEND. A German Mover liohhed of by a Man lie Had Hefriendecl. E. Zellmer is a German and is what is generally cilled a "mover." A couple of weeks ago he picked up in his travels an old man named Conrad Gensliu, to whom he offered the shelter of his covered wagon and a free ride. Last niaht they reached Topeka and this morning when Z-dlm r awoke he found that his friend had gone. So also was $30 that belong ed to Zellmer. It was ali the money the poor old German had and he is making frantic efforts to catch the thief and get his money. The police have been notified, OH, THIS Cill EL W I'olitieiHiiM Having u A h hil 'life teriiifi Itepiilfl i'u iih. A Republican piolitici.ui, pale itated, went iuto a store today an to use a telephone. lie gave t: crank a few convulsive turns a "Hello, central, give me 17 i. 1! this the sheriff's office'.' 1 want to t Burdge. Hello, Dave. Say, you v send a deputy up to the city ha" is going to be a kidnaping I o i morrow. Somebody will steal uty commissioner of election-", had better have a depot v th they make a good job of it" There are very few Repul ' ticians in town but have a i against Whitaker, the deputy i of the registration office. . claim either to have been i. i :i V th .O a 1; 1 -re t or the victim of some "hi h h outrageous" ruling. They ad soy that they won't "stand any more t key-business," and tho next tune !." real "foxy" they will take a f -iv , his proud spirit. Bets are two t that he gets his face punched I . I" o c registration books close. T. F. Dor an has had a disagreed is perience with "tlie man who smiles," as ho is called. John l.o. an old soldier who lived for a 1 u,: ! at 401 t,Ju'uC.y street, and n--if! i i t! last spring. JSince then, fios ever, he moved to 310 Van Buren fctteet. He t his former registration certi fio.ee Whitaker and asked for a tra; Whitaker took the certificate, to and refused to register liuu. called twice afterwards and ! registration but was refused. '1 . went there in company with .Mr. I .i i v I) .! 'Why won't you register this man said Doran. "Because he treated mo mean lo-t spiring, and I don't propose to do him .c,y more favors," replied Whitaker. "Why."' 41 1 let him register last sprint' with too express understanding ho shouldn't v -, as it would be illegal. Then he v.-eut ,i : 1 voted illegally. 1 don't propose to io,ik.' the transfer.'" Whitaker repeated several times tl. it Locker had "treated him mean." "If this man is entitled to r'gi.dr-r, your personal quarrel fchould not cut ,.i,y figure," insisted Doran. "I don't want to talk to you," repli- I Whitaker, "and what's more, 1 want you to get Out of this ollice." "Well, get me an appeal blank t! insisted Doran. Whitaker hesdtated. "Goon!"' demanded Doran, "or I'll i i around and make you.'1 Whitaker then got the blank very i.n graciously. Doran took up a pen earelo - d v- .. r started to fill out tho blank, w!e o V ! ,t aker grabbed it out of his hand an d ?.; !; "1 don't want my red-ink pen post in black ink." Dorau says he was so bn-y he .'; Ui't. think how much he was insult :! loo.i he got down stairs, and then it ma , so mad he felt like going bac ao i manding an apology. After Doran went out Locker was r -istered at the request of C. L. G iuif, n h convinced Whitakerthat tho :nti .-n i.i I not be deprived of registration eon tt he did vote illegally last rti-.i. Otis II ungate took a colored voter , to register today. 'T suppose you are hero to bee I o : right," said Whitakea. "It is none of your l.j-;.-n - what I am here for," replied Him . , "and I want this man rt-tf istered qoo without any fooling about it. ' The commissioner of elections Le i fused to register the Washburn i .,n , students. Many of the students h i . come to Topieka lo make their io.o -s and remain iu Topieka during tho --it ; mer. They have always registered in '! iq ka before, and have voted here, I o ' Commissioner Herald has refuse 1 t le ¬ ister thono who will tmt sh ear that 11.-. expect to remain in Topeka after ie.tv irig school.. A recent caso was that of "hai !-, ! .. Polk, who has lived in Topi k t In years, and attended school at W.e-hi uro. During the summer he works in f.q ... . He told the commissioner that he i,i, i reside hero five years mure at least. Nut may leave the city at tho end of f '. i" time. lie was then refused rei,!rai , .Mr. Polk voted in Topeka 1 ,i-1 year An almost similar ca.-.e , that ..f M t'.. Auditor Prather. His reside nee ii r i . . as Columbus, and his residence io i ka, like that of the other s!;;t" io o , , is governed by tho result of the ei tion. Still Mr. Prather was allowed t r 1 i -ter, while the Washbt'n stud- nt- .i -shut out Mil. HATHA W A V UESHJNS. I.eaveN Hi l'osition of u id ti 1 1 it 0 -e t Mdlon niiip.iiii. Jesse Hathaway, superinfen 1 -ol of f! Edison Electric lllumitiatinir compan this afternoon severed his ounce:, with that company, and the chanre v. . perhaps take effect tomorrow. iln s , cessor will be a Mr. Munon, fror.i . cago, who is already hero. Mr. ji,it: way does not say at present juit v.!. his intentions are. ThinK Cleveland Villi 1- ree 1 5 i Oakland. Ct!., Oct. 25. Col. ( o n! jr os, of the Ezeta refugee band h., i ceivei assurances from hi 4 1 a y Dequeseda which lead birn to hoi, o that he will be allowed to go free ;h j as President Cleveland gets l.n , Washing-ton. Cienfugos intends to i mediately proceed to Acapuh o if released, as his young wife is there wo Gen. Golocho'a family. Jlnlry Amin Ordered t Tanoiek, Morocco, Oct. ! tan has ordered Muiey A o T e I i i T -i . .--Tl ia to Melilla with a force of . i ) iuf cavalry and four guns its cr 1 limit the Spanish aaJ Mooti-.it -r t fro- The Hif! tribesmen have hither;,, vented the HecoaipliaUment of lU'n tion of the agreement arrived t bet Spain and Mwrocc . On next Thursday evening, the November, James J. Corbet t, chut: pugilist of the world and his t-.o:-will be at the Grand in "iifit'l Jack." On Tuesday evening will lie occupied by Bar low cV 1 roirislre', and on. Saturday iiig;it, ti Willie Collier will be here iu " . Number."