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i Committee Preferences of the
Kansas Representatives
JIade Known to Speaker Reed
in Detail.
A Place on the Appropriations
Calderhead Asks for Banks and
Curtis; Chester Long Selects
Foreign Affairs.
Annie Dings' is Out in Behalf
of Waller.
From the State Journal's Special Correspondent
Washington, D. C.Dec. 3. The meet
ing of the Kansas delegation to discuss
committee preference?, which hare been
communicated to the Bpeaker shows
the inclinations of the Kansas members
to be: Blue, appropriations; Broderick,
judiciary; Miller, postolSces and post
roads; K.irkpatrick, invalid pensions,
whicu means pensions of the late war;
Calderhead, banks and banking; Curtis,
ludian ail airs; Lontr. foreign affairs.
These are the preferences as indicated
by the members themselves. It was
suggested by one member of the dele
gation that Mr. Calderhead was particu
larly fitted to accomplish much on the
invalid pension committee, but as he
seemed inclined to keep his expressed
choice the suggestion was not urged. It
was also thuught by some that there
were several committees which would
be of more direct interest to Kansas than
the foreigh affairs committee.
Congressman Curtis believes that in
addition to the above commit
tees Kansas should have a place
on some others which are directly
connected with the state's affairs. Tnese
are the committees on Pacific railroads
and public lands. There is enough un
occupied government land in Kansas he
thinks to give Kansas a claim to repre
sentation. The friends of Congressman Curtis
are urging him for the chairmanship of
the ludian affairs committee. They say
they will put hira id. His friends in
clude both eastern and western members
but the western men are working hardest
to secure this place for him. Mr. Curtis,
himself, says he does not see how he can
get it.
"I am at the tail end of the committee"
he said, "and it would be something un
usual to move up so far."
James S. Sherman of New York is
8aid by some to have been decided upon
by Mr. Reed, but it caunot be told defin
itely until the committees are announced
what choice will be made.
Mr. Curtis says the chairmanship be
longs to Mr. Sherm in by rightof service.
But that does not prevent Mr. Curtis's
friends from putting in their bast licks
for him. Holman of Indiana was at the
head of this committee in the last con
The Conduct or the Waller Matter Now
In His XInniU.
From the State Journal's Special Correspondent
Washington, D. G. Dec. 3. The
conduct of the Waller case has been
turned over to Representative Miller, of
the Second district,at his owu suggestion.
Mr. Miller said that Waller lived in his
district when appointed consul, and he
therefore thought it came under his
jurisdiction. The big petition from Kan
sas was to be delivered to Congressman
Curtis, but since Mr. Miller declared
himself he of course has turned all mat
(tors pertaining to the affair over to the
representative of the Second district.
In connection with the sacred concert
which was given Sunday night at the
Academy of Music for the" benefit of
John L. Waller and his family, who are
now in town, Annie L. Diggs, of Kan
sas, who is also here, has issued a pub
lished statement. In urging the worthi
ness of the cause Mrs. D:ggs said:
"My acquaintance with the Waller
family extends over a period of more than
fifteen years. A portion of that time we
were neighbors. I always counted Mr.
Waller as among my moat efficient and
unselfish co-workers in whatever enter
prise was on hand for the good of the
community in which we lived. In the
temperance cause, in charitable and edu
cational work, his efforts were zealous
and untiring.
"Mr. Waller is a speaker of exception
al ability and eloquence, and he always
used his gifts in dignified championship
of his own race. He never apologized
for being a negro. His innate fineness
and nobility of character made him
strong enough to lend a helping hand to
even the lowliest and most unfortunate
of his race.
"I believe that next to the strong affec
tion for his wife and children the passion
of Mr. Waller'B life was for the uplift
ment of those of his own color."
Among those who volunteered their
services for the benefit were Miss Hen
rietta Vinton Davis, the elocutionist; Mr.
Joseph H. Douglass, violin virtuoso; Miss
Minnie Waller, daughter of ex-Consul
Waller, soprano, and Mme. Helen A.
Cooper of Baltimore, soprano.
Senator FetTer's Bill to Take U. S. Protec
tion From Liquor Sellers.
From the State Journal's Special Correspondent
Washington, D. C, Dec. 3. Senator
Peffer has a bill which be will introduce
In the senate at the proper time which
is of particular interest to Kansas be
cause of its relation to prohibition laws.
The bill will prohibit the collection of
liquor taxes from those not authorized
b tue state to deal in liquors.
This would make any person violating
the state law amenable to the laws of the
United States also and would add greatly
to the effectiveness of the prohibitory
law in Kansas. As it is now the govern
ment virtually sanctions by its license a
business which is prohibited by the state.
Should this bill become a law jointiats
could not get licenses from the govern
ment and they would hardly care to
make themselves liable to the federal
authorities however little fear they had
for the state.
Their Troubles Referred Itaok to Wash
ing for Settlement.
From the State Journal's Special Correspondent
Washington, D. C. Dec. 3. A pecul
iar case in the postoffice department has
been brought to tho attention of Senator
Baker, of Kansas, peculiar because it
furnishes an iustance of a Democrat who
was iustalled in office and with no rea
son for not beiug able to continue in the
same, resigning it voluntarily. The case
is that of the postoffice of Lorena, Butler
county. An order discontinuing the of
fice was made November 7, and the
order took effect November 30. Tha
cause of the discontinuance was the re
moval of the postmaster to California,
and no one applied for the place.
Whether it was because the place was so
unimportant or that no other Democrat
was aware it was so easily got does not
appear. Senator Baker has sent a re
quest to the patrons of the office to send
a petition asking the continuance of the
office if they want it. He also asked
them to propose a candidate for the po
sition of postmaster.
The postgffice at Marion is also making
some trouble.
It appears that the old location of the
postoffice was considered undesirable by
some for certain reasons, and the post
master desired to move it to another par:
of town. This met with opposition from
persons who did not desire the change
and they sent a petition protesting
against it Petitions favoring the move
have also been sent in. In the mean
time Postmaster Martin of Marion is
awaiting a decision of the matter here
which will probably be reached soon.
Where the Kamu Congressmen are Lo
cated In the House,
Washington, Dec 3. The Kansas
delegates have drawn their seats in the
Long was the first to be called, and
came rather eariy, securing a seat on
the fir9t aisle on the Republican 6ide,
just back of Speaker Reed's well known
location, and in the foreign affairs cor
ner. If he succeeds in getting the com
mittee place he wants he will be thor
oughly all right. Colonel Blue wag the
next of the delegation to be called, and
he located in the center of the second
block on the Republican side. He has
Hepburn of Iowa to his left.
A:r. Curtis came rather late and was
forced to tho second row in the secoud
block, which placed him down in front,
close to the speaker, and close to the rab
ble in stormy times. He draw tho seat
that Dingley, of Maine, has had for years,
aud he appears to be the only man in the
house who likes it. It suits him because
he cannot be heard far in his speechmak
ing. Mr. Diagley came very late and
was forced to take a seat on the back
row in the second block, which was ut
terly useless to him, and Curtis agreed
to exchauge with him.
Mr. Miller made something of a sensa
tion when he selected Kiigore's old seat.
It is the first seat off the main aisle on
the back row of tb.9 Democratic side.
Kilgore held this seat as long as the peo
ple of his district admired his kicking
propensities, and for a mild maunered
Kausa3 man to capture it created no lit
tle comment. Calderhead got into the
same row, five seats to the left of Miller,
and Kirkpatrick landed in the back row
in the first block on the Republican side.
Baker took a seat in what is known as
"doubtful row," which is made up of the
fag ends of all parties. Broderick was
forced into the "Cherokee Strip" of the
CoDgreiimn Baker Wants National Leg
islation on this Point.
From the State Journal's special correspondent
Washington, Dec. 3. Representative
Wm. Baker proposes to give his princi
pal attention to forwarding tha cause of
irrigation this session. He believes this
congress will give it more attention than
the subject has everbefore received in
the national legislature.
He is in favor of a tariff, too, but not
such a oce "as creates a deficit in the
treasury," he said. He reaffirms his be
lief in an income tax, saying "the accu
mulations of ages had gone free long
enough and it was time the poverty ul
the country stopped paying the taxes.
Mr. Baker says he doesn't think there is
any need of feeling discouraged re
garding Populism in Kansas, and this
too in the light of the recent elections.
Personal Notes and Washington Items In
teresting to Kansas People.
From the State Journal's Special Correspondent
Washington, D. C, Dec. 3. Dr. H. C.
Linn and daughter Clemma of Topeka,
are in the city. They expect to make
this their home for two years, while Miss
Linn pursues her study for the stage.
While looking for a house Miss Linn is
visiting the family of Representative
Charles Curtis.
W. B. Duncan, of Iola, is in town. He
hoped to get a place in the document
room of the house, bnt as he is in Dick
Blue's district, and Blue trained with the
Henderson crowd which got left, ha will
probably be disappointed.
W. A. Miller of Council Grove is being
looked after by Representative Cnrtis
He would like to be newspaper clerk of
the house. As Mr. Curtis supported Mc
Dowell, who waa made clerk, he will
stand a better show of getting his man in
than any of the others, excepting Mr.
Broderick, who also supported McDowell.
The failure of five of the Kansas dele
gation to support McDowell may make a
difference, however, and vitiate any
strength which the work of Curtis anil
Broderick may have given the claims of
the state.
Miss Ada Talmage, of Omaha, who has
been visiting her cousins. Dr. Ida C.
Barnes and sisters, leaves for a month's
visit in Kansas City today.
Anna Eva Fay Pretended Med
ium and Mind Eeader
Has a Little Boy Under Her
Published as an "Expose" in the
Chicago Tribune.
How the Wonderful Cabinet
Tricks Are Done.
Miss Anna Eva Fay, who is advertised
as a spiritualist and mind reader, is one
of the cleverest trick performers in the
country. The only difference between
Miss Fay and other magicians is that she
claims supernatural powers while Her
mann, Kellar and others plainly an
nounce that their performances are all
The Chicago Tribune a year or more
ago claims to have exposed how Miss
Fay performed her wonders in the cabi
net According to the Tribune story, she
wore at the Columbia theater in Chicago
a dress which she averred was a gift
from Mme. Blavatsky, the erstwhile
fountain head of theoaophy, spiritualism
and other vagaries of that ilk. The gown
has a long traio, and apparently is the
abiding place of a huge bustle. Its
large, heavy pleats are embroidered in
gold wire, worth, so Miss Fay states,
$300. And to this dress and peculiar
style of architecture much of Anna Eva's
success as a manipulator of ghostly be
ings is due, at least, so the Tribune is in
formed. "Last Sunday night before the young
woman appeared on the Columbia stage,
her manager invited a committee of gen
tlemen from the audience to climb upon
the Btage aud investigate the cabinet. It
was built of four green velvet curtains,
held in position by wooden supports. A
common board, six inches wide and three
feet high was nailed to the center of the
stage, and an iron ring, or screw-eye,
fastened to the board. After tho com
mittee had examined the board and the
fastening of the ring, a small camp stool
waa placed in front of the board.
"Then Miss Fay appeared, walking
slowly and with measured tread to the
front of the stage, the train of the queer
looking dress trailing gracefully behind.
She turned from the audience, walked to
the camp stool and sat down. Her hands
were then securely tied behind her to
the iron ring by means of strips of linen,
the ends of which were nailed to the
floor. A band of lineu was tied around
her neck, and this was also nailed to tho
board. On all the intersections of these
strips of linen pieces of court plaster
were placed so that the knots could not
be disturbed. Then the cabinet curtains
were dropped over her, after which a
rope was attached to her feet, and one
of the committee held itso that he would
be able to detect any movement.
"The moment the cabinet was closed
musical instruments were played and
thrown'out over the top, nails wers
driven in boards and spirit hands flut
tered at different openiugs through the
velvet curtains. Spirit communications
were written. When the cabinet was
opened Miss Fay was sitting on the
camp stool securely bound and there waa
apparently not the slightest evidence
that she had moved or used her hands.
"This climax astonished the unbelievers
while the spiritualists were delighted.
"'It's a pretty trick,"'said the man who
called the attention of the reporter for
the Tribune to the immensity of Eva's
gown, 'but there s a joker in the cards
in the person of Qeorgie Pingre, a small
5-year-old boy, who is bright and preco
cious. Georgie is with Miss Fay all the
time she is in the cabinet, but the audi
ence doesn't gee him.' "
'Georgie has attracted considerable at
tention around the Great Northern hotel
for the last ten days by his precocious
ways and is quite a favorite. He arrived
February 28 with his mother, who regis
tered "Airs. G. G Pingree and child,
New York," and was assigned to room 12
on the L floor. Georgie is well trained
in the par: he plays and no amount of
persuasion could make him talk or even
acknowledge that he knew Miss Fay or
her manager, although on two oc
casions a reporter for the Tri
bune discovered him talking with
the manager . on the parlor
floor. The boy even, went so far as to
say his name was Penfield, and that be
lived in Kansas. Anna Eva Fay arrived
at the Great Northern February 27 with
her manager, C. S. Pingree. The next
day Mrs. G. C. Pingree and child arrived,
but there was no recognition between the
parties. Mrs. Pingree of New York is
a sister-in-law of Miss Fay's manager
and Georgie is her child.
"The reporter inquired of Mr. Meyer
at the Columbia theater, if Miss Fay had
a child on the stage last Sunday night,
and inquiries of the stage doorkeeper
elicited the information that a small boy
accompanied Miss Fay'a manager on his
arrival at the theater.
" 'The audience will note that Miss Fay
invariably does her cabinet trick with a
long train dress of peculiar style and
liberal bustle,' said the Tribune's in
formant, ' This dresi on one side is made
like a divided skirt, and is open the entire
length of the train. Beneath the bustle,
hidden in the folds of the train, the boy
is secreted. When Miss Fay walks on
the stage tho boy walks with her in his
place of concealment. This accounts
for the slow and deliberate movements
of the performer. The most difficult
part is to dispose of the boy when she
sits down. It will be noticed that in sit
ting on the camp stool she sits sideways,
throwing-all the train on one Bide of the
stool, and in the folds of this abundant
drapery the boy is concealed.
" 'Owing to the Blit in the skirt he can
slip in aDd out of his hiding place with
alacrity and instantly distribute spiritual
writings, drive nails in boards, thrust his
hands through the curtains and perform
other ghostly tricks. Miss Fay knows
well that no member of the committee
would dare investigate the train of her
dress, and she is, therefore, perfectly safe
from detection.
-' 'If two ladies are allowed to go on the
stage with the committee at the perform
ance she will give at the Columbia, and
insist on exploring the folds of the
famous Blavat3ky dress, they will be
able to bring out Georgie by the ear and
present him to the audience as a living
and exceedingly healthy spirit.' "
Sir Philip Currie Will Send Ship Through
the IJaranelles Saturday, Any way.
Constantinople, Dec. S. It is re
ported here this afternoon that after the
meeting of the am'jajs'v'.nrs. Sir - Philip
Currie, the British amDaieador, notified
the Turkish government that if the fir
mans asked lor were not grant
ed bv Saturday next a British
gunboat would be sent through
the straits of the Dardanelles, without
the sultan's permission to act as cn extra
gardship in the Bosphorus, for the pro
tection of the British embassy.
The work of strengthening the forti
fications of the Dardanelles continues
night and day. In addition, the Bos
phorus entrance of the sea of Marmora
is being placed in condition for defense.
Midj torpedoes have been sunk in both
passages, and this work is being pushed
with astonishing vigor.
It is known that the Sultan has been
making the strongest personal appeals to
the different sovereigns interested, to in
duce them to withdraw their demands
for the extra guardships.
J. H. Stevens, one of the board of coun
ty examiners today presented his resig
nation to the county commissioners. Ho
gave as the reason for his action that the
other examiner and County Superintend
ent Stout were in favor of lowering the
standard of examination required by
teachers and granted certificates over
his protest. His resignation was accept
Scene In the House and Senate at the Read
ing of (he President Mensaf ft.
Washington, Dec. 3. There was no
unusual scene at the reading of the mes
sage from President Cleveland to the
American congress shortly after noon to
day. The excitement and confusion at
tending the opening session of the
house yesterday had almost entirely
vanished when that body met. The
crowds in the galleries had thinned out,
the flowers bad disappeared, members
lolled and chatted easily in
their revolving chairs and the
house assumed something like a normal
appearance. As the clerk commenced
the reading the house became quiet, and
the members listened, some intently, but
all respectfully, to the words of the chief
The senate galleries were again well
filled, but there was not the struggle for
pUces incident to the opening. The
floral offerings continued to come in. Mr.
Burrow's friends sent him a great clus
ter of yellow chryanthemums. The read,
ing was listened to with marked atten
tion. There was noticeable interest on the
Republican side in the reference to the
Waller case. When the Behring sea
claims were reached Mr. Morgan, who
has been conspicuous in opposing the
claims, smiled at the announcement
that a new treaty had been made and
leaned forward for an animated
whispered conference with Mr. Gray.
The treatment of the British Venezue
lan question also received marked atten
tion. The statement of the status of the
Cuban conflict was especially interesting
as it gave the first official utterance on
the subjec.
There was a thinning of the attend
ance on the floor after the first half hour
of the reading, as senators had printed
To Practice in t be Supreme Court.
The following attorneys were today ad
mitted to practice in the supreme court:
E. B, Smith of Barton, A. L. Berger of
Wyandotte and C. L. McKesson of Elk.
Topeka Club Cases for Damages
Go No Further.
Hazen Believes
Sides Are Tired.
At This Term, Anyway Says
Judge Hazen.
No Likelihood That They'll Be
Heard of Again.
The famous Topeka club cases will be
dropped in all probability. They were
to have been tried at the present term of
the district court, but the term is nearly
over and there U no sign of a trial of any
of these cases.
District Judge Hazen said today to a
reporter "I think that both sides have
as much as they want of these cases.
Not an attorney on either side has ever
asked to have them set down
lor trial since the term began.
I have called past them several times,
but none of the attorneys ever whimper
ed and I never set thein down because I
took it for granted that if they wanted
to try them they would have said so.
"They can not now come up this term,
unless they want to dispense with a jury,
which, of course, they Ou not. I have made
the last assignment uf jury cases. The
truth of the matter is 1 think, that both
sides have their fill of the whole busi
ness and want to get out of it the easiest
way they can. The cases will be carried
along for a time, I suppose, and theu
dropped altogether."
The actions are the famous ones be
gun by seven members of the Topeka
club against Chief If. C. Lindsey, Cap
tain P. N. Gish, Sergeant li. M. Steele
aud the PopulUt board of police com
missioners for damages for - arresting
them at their club lor selling liquor.
This raid was made by the Populist po
lice ou August 4, lfcSi)3, and W. A. L.
Thompson, tG. A. Wall, Ii. E. Hodgins,
Ed. Ii Beuuett, Jesepb. C. Wilson, J. E.
Frost aud W. A. Pierce were arrested
and taken to the police station. These
seven later brought suit for malicious
Tue first of the cases, that of W. A. L.
Thompson, was tried last term and ex
cited universal interest. Before the
trial was finished the case was dis
missed as to the commissioners, and the
case was pushed aguiust the officers, but
at the end of the trial the jury disagreed,
sendiug the cases over to the present
One of the exciting incidents connect
ed with the hearing and which grew out
of it was the assaulting of Lawyer S. B.
laenhart by K. E. Hodgins, steward of
the ciub aud one of the witnesses, lie
recently pleaded guilty before Judge
Hazen to assault. Mr. Isenhart has since
remained the attorney for the Populist
officers. When spoken to today about
the trial ho said: "We are ready and
anxious to try these cases. I have been
ready ail fail aud I have kept wondering
why they weren't set. 1 think that the
Topeka club does not want to try these
Mr. Magan Denies It.
Eogeue Hagan. one of the club's at
torney, was seen this afternoon, "No
sir, these cases will not be dropped," he
said, "1 hadn't noticed that they haven't
been assigned. One of them will be
tried, which will settle all of them, as
the facts are the same in all. The re
mainder of the term will bo taken up
with criminal trials, I uaderstaud, and
our cases will come up next session."
Kansans Unite In Anking Indiau Affairs
Chairmanship for Him.
Washington, Dec. 3. The Kansas
delegation have united in a request to
Speaker Ueed that he place Representa
tive Curtis of that state at the head of
the committee oa Indian affairs.
Mr. Curtis has served long and with
much credit on this committee, and the
appointment would be one very deserv
ing. As is generally known, Mr. Curtis
is himself of Indian descent.
Congress Does Not Seem to Take TVell to
Mr. Cleveland's Financial Views.
Washington, Dec. 3. The Republi
cans of the senate do not appove of the
president's message so far as
it concerns finances. It matters
not whether they be silver men
or not, they all have something to say
against it. Many senators expressed the
opinion that the message waa disappoint
ing because it did not provide a method
for raising revenue. All of the Re
publicans who are known as
sound money men were especially
disappointed on account of this feature
of the message. The silver men were
of course very emphatio in their disap
proval of the president's views on sil
ver. For the most part the Republicans
spoke in terms of approval of the posi
tion of the president regarding foreign
affairs, but more especially what he said
about Venezuela. The silver Dem
ocrats had very little to Bay
regarding the message and it
was for the most part a disap
pointment for them.
There was a general impression in the
senate that the proposition of the presi
dent to retire the greenbacks would not
be successful,
Freight Agents Will Pnt TJp the Freight
Rates on Hard Coal soon.
New York, Dec. 3. The freight agents
of the anthracite coal railroads will meet
oa Friday in this city to consider an ad
vance of 50 cents per ton in the freight
rates on anthracite coal to points west of
BuSalo and Salamanca.
Introduces a Bill Today for Starting a
Government Newspaper.
From the State Journal's Special Correspondent
Washington, D. C., Dec. 8. All of
Senator Peffer'a bills were introduced in
the senate today. There were twenty
one of them; besides the one reducing
the expense of congressional funerals,
and Beveral which he has introduced at
previous sessions, he had some
new ones. One that he introduced
today is for the establishment of a sort
of government newspaper. The bill
calls for the publishing of a aummary of
the proceedings of congress similar to
the Congressional Record, but of course
briefer. This is to be had by the people
of the United States for the subscription
price of $1 per year.
Another bill introduced by the senator
today is a lingering echo of the Chicago
strike. It is designed to protect the
rights of parties in certain injunction
cases. The intention is to -prevent a
judge from imprisoning a man for con
tempt, when he is restrained from the
commission of a crime, without a trial
by jury.
A postal savings bank similar to the
one suggested by John Wanamaker when
he was postmaster general is still anoth
er of Mr. Pe tier's schemes. By it a
stamp indicating the amount of the sum
deposited will be attached to a card when
the deposit is made. The card will thus
show the amount due the depositor when
he wishes to withdraw his account.
Kansas Delegation in Conferenoe Over His
Case This Afternoon.
From the State Journal's Special Corres pondent
Washington, D. G, Dec. 3. The Kan
sas delegation is holding a conference
this afternoon to decide what kind of a
Waller resolution to introduce. It will
be in the nature of demanding an inquiry.
Mr. Hitt of the foreign affairs committee
has promised to assist the Kansas men.
Mr. Miller, Mr. Blue and others of the
Kansas delegation have already had sev
eral conferences with Paul Bray in re
gard to the case of ex-Consul Waller and
have his statement with other data in
readiness to refer to the committee
which shall have charge of the case.
The first instalment of the large petition
from Kansas which was sent to Congress
man Curtis will also be referred with
the other papers when the
Waller resolution calling for an inquiry
into Waller's treatment aud an investiga
tion is introduced. The letter, which ac
companied the petition sent to Mr. Curtis,
was signed by ex-Gov. Thos. A. Osborn,
Judge John Guthrie, James A. Trout
man and A. M. Thomas.
The county commissioners say they
will take no action on the new bridge
until the bonds are sold so that if there
is to be an Injunction it may be disposed
of. The bonds are to be sold Dec 17.
There is no longer any reason for delay.
Let the commissioners go ahead with
the new bridge. The people are waiting
and watching.
Charges Against Joe Patchen and John 15 .
Gentry at the Chicago Meeting.
Chicago, Dec. 3. Mnch of the morn
ing session of the trotting association
was occupied in arguments on the case
in which Joe Patchen and John
R. Gentry are involved. The ob
ject of the proceedings is not to
recover damages, but an endeavor
on the part of the Lincoln asso
ciation to have the two famous horses
ruled off the turf. Palmer L. Clark, sec
retary of the Lincoln association made a
motion asking for the expulsion of the
two horses. The grounds upon which
he based his motion was failure to ap
pear at a special race for which they
were scheduled during the last meeting
of the association.
John G. Taylor, the owner of Joe
Patchen, and J. F. Scott, owner ot John
Ii. Gantry, were both present and stated
that it had been impossible for them to
have their horses at Lincoln at the time
agreed. It is said, however, that
these men did not offer any reason for
the alleged breach of faith.
Some sensational disclosures are inti
mated in connection with u number of
charges against L. A. Davis, the Chicago
"Fritz" Heidi Bis Wit Oft" By Filing a
Suit Ahead of II n r. 1 ;
Denver, Dec. 3. A divorce suit, not a
duel, is to be the outcome of actor Jo
seph K. Emmet s sudden arrival
in Denver, close upon the heels of
his wife, whose stage name is Miss
Emily Lytton and her reputed admirer,
Edmond Hayes. Mr. Hayes and Mrs.
Emmeit are members of the Coghlan
Stockwell Comedy company, and
have been taking leading cor
relative parts in the company's
productions ever since the lady joined
the company in San Francisco after she
ran awav from her husband in Bryan,
Texas, Sept. 29 last.
Attorney John A. DeWeese filed
in the county court today the
complaint in the divorce suit of Mr. Em
net. Edmond Hayes is named as co
lespondenu Emmet's mother lives in
this city and he has become a citizen of
Colorado by registering as a voter.
Raises Money to Get Both National Con
ventions Bat 'Will Take One.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 3. A mass meet
ing of prominent business men was held
at the Merchants' club for the purpose of
making arrangements to secure one or
both of the two national conventions for
St. Lonis next year. -Twenty -five thous
and dollars were raised for that purpose,
and fifty thousand more will be sub
scribed. .
Vesuvius on a Tear.
London, Dec. 3. A special despatch
from Naples says that Mount Vesuvius
is in eruption. Three distinct torrents
of lava are flowing from Atrio del Caval
lo, burning chestnut groves.
Everybody takes toe Joubmal,
Eufus W. Peckhara of New York
for Associate Justice.
President Cleveland Sends Hi3
Name to the Senate.
The Nomination Believed to be
Highly Satisfactory.
Olney and Harmon Are Renom
inated Also Today.
Washinqtoh, Dec. 3. The president
today nominated Rufus W. Peckhara of
New York, to be associate justice of tha
United States supreme court to succeed
the late Howell E. Jackson of Tennetee.
He also nominated Richard Olney to
be secretary of state and Judson Harmon
attorney general.
Rufus W. Packhaa is a resident of
Albany and judge of the court of appeals
of New York. He has been mentioned
frequently for the office to which he waa
nominated today. It ia believed his
nomination will be satisfactory to
Senator Hill whose opposition
was successful in preventing the
confirmation of Messrs. Horn
blower and Wheeler Peckham, the two
New Yorkeis whose names were sent in
by President Cleveland for the supreme
court justiceship now held by Justice
White of Louisiana. Senator Hill on
several occasions has spoken very highly
of the nominees.
The nomination will go first to the
senate judiciary committee which always
scrutinizes closely the record of persona
named for the supreme court bench, bnt
in view of the high reputation of Judge
Peckham it is believed confirmation will
follow as speedily as consistent with the
importance of the office.
With All of Hers, Leavenworth Is Strap
ped and Can't Liquidate.
Leavknwobtii. Dec. 3. The condi
tion of the general fund and the general
improvement fund of the city will not
make it possible to pay off all of the sal
aries for the past month due city officers,
much less for materials and supplies
The city treasurer shows a balance in
the general fund on the 1st inst. of
$755.97.- Againsr. this are to be drawn al.'
debts' due by tho city for salaries and
supplies. la the general improve- .
inent ' fund there is a balance of
$273.63. From this fund is paid
street labor aud improvements. There
was expended during the past month
uuder the control of the street commis
sioner something over $ b'00. In addition
to the claims against the city for the
past month, there are claims amounting
to more than $2,000 still unpaid for the
month of October.
The city administration will have
rough picking for some time to come,
and will have to use the strictest econo
my in its expenditure if it proposes to
continue doing business at the old
gome Very Peaceful Talk Indulged ia la
the Message by William.
Berlin, Dec. 3. The reichstag was
opened at noon today.
The speech from the throne was read
by Prince Hohenlohe, the chancellor.
The deplorable events in the Turkish
empire, and the situation created thereby,
have our serious attention. Faithful
to its alliances and to the
tried principles of German policy
the empire is ever ready to cooperate
with the powers when called upon by
their interests to work for the further
ance of the cause of peace. The unani
mity of the decision of all the
powers to respect existing treaties, and
support the government of his majesty
tha sultan in the establishment of the
orderad state of things, justifies the hope
that they will not be wanting in success."
Carious Order Kecoived at Washington.
From the Kansas Ex-Congressman.
Washington, Dec 3. Congressman
Long of Kansas, called at the document
room today to inquire about some
publications. He was informed that
a telegram had been received from his
predecessor, Jerry Simpson, directing
nil documents to his credit, up to the
very last day be turned over to some oue
in Washington.
Mr. Long instituted some inquiries,
but was unable to discover just what
disposition was to be made of the
publications by the party to
whom Simpson ordered them
delivered. These documents be
long to the district. Mr. Long has re
ceived letters from constituents asking
for certain publications. He can not
comply, because Mr. Simpson has turned
over everything to a man in Washing
The Flan to Get Gold Brick Gordon Away
Seems to Have Worked - .
The supreme court this morning
declared the bond of Gold Brick Oordua
forfeited. This is the bond which U
signed by Captain P. H. Coney with the
endorsement of John li. Mulvane that he
believes the bond good. This was mere
ly a statement of Mr.Mulvane's and in no
way involves him in the matter or makes
him liable for the bond.
Of course, Gordon is gone and it is not
probable that he will be heard of iu lhis
vicinity again, neither is it probable that
the $2,000 bond upon which he was re
leased from jail will ever be collected.
The criminal literally purchased hia es
cape from justice.
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