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STATE JOURNATi, MONDAY "EVENING, JANUARY 6, 1896.
f HE SHOT OUT THE LIGHTS. Tiger Bill's Awful Raid on Wichita, Kansas. GUTTERS RON WITH" BEER-HOT BLOOD The Qnanlrcll Bnid Jfot m Marker to the Havoc Made by the Long Hnircd Terror of Wichita. The happiest man that ever left To peka was Tiger Bill, terror of Wichita, assistant attorney general of the great Jtate of Kansas to assist in enforcing the law. Tiger Bill won his battle in Topeka. A delegation of prominent citizens had waited on the governor and demanded that Tiger Bill should be squelched and . that poor old Wichita be allowed to re sume its peaceful existence in an atmos phere redolent with the fumes of old bourbon. But Tiger Bill had triumphed and his sombrero was perched far back on the crown of his massive head as he walked down Kansas avenue toward the . depot. f Tiger Bill was to have his way. The reins were to be loosened and he was to be allowed full sway. He was commis sioned commander in chief and the out laws at Wichita were to bo suppressed. He had promised the governor that he would pursue them to their caves on the banks of the Arkansas and drag them back to justice, and the governor had given his sanction. What a moment for Tiger Bill How his great heart beat as he realized his awful prominence. Another thing that made Tiger Bill happy was the thought of how the news of his victory would be Jreceiveu at Wichita, iaiurmation naa reached him through a trusty follower that Marsh Murdock, Harry Gordon, Otto Eckstein and other cf the outlaws had called a meeting to jollify over the defeat of Tiger Bill in 'topeka. Pabst and Ferd Heim and the other brewers had telegraphed their congratulations and ordered their Wichita representa tives to place free beer on every sireet corner, and all because Tiger Bill bad been suppressed. How he gloated over the dream dis pelled! How he chuckled to him aelf as he stopped to buy a new pair of six-suooters and an extra etinftlr of smmnnttinnl c wonM reach home while the celebration was in progress . Tiger Bill's trip home was uneventful. He rode most of the way on the platform because he was afraid if he staid inside .his pent up feelings might seek release and cause him to make himself ridicu loua When the train rolled up to the form darkness had enwrapped the Tiger Bill sprang to the ground, could conta.n himself no longer, haopiness must find expression. plat citv. He His and drawing hi3 new six shooters from his boot legs, he gave that terrible yell fwhich only Tiger Bill could give, and pop, pop went his revolvers. The bartender in the big hotel near the depot fell down two flights of stairs, three Douglas avenue saloon keepers who were looking after the details t ' the festivities swooned in their tracks, i rsh Murkock fell over a beer barrel and hundreds of other prominent citizens rushed pell raell up the principal street, buttons bursting in every direction, for they all knew Tiger Bill had arrived. ! Consternation 1 No one ever heard of any thing like it. The town was in an uproar in an instant. Swift couriers flew from house to house whispering the terrible news: "Tiger Bill has returned." A few citizensslow to appreciate the cause of the confusion left their drinks un touched aud went out to inquire the cause of the trouble only to join the mad throng when the terrible truth had been revealed to them. Tiger Bill started up Douglas ave nue. A white light with a globe on which was painted the words, "Cowboy's Retreat," huug over the sidewalk. The click of his six shooter was heard and in a octuuu wuo giuut w h a BuaiLereu lnio a thousand pieces by a bullet from the weapon. Ou he walked and the crowa Daw Dolors Dim. Another light went out as Tiger Bill passed and still the terror increased. Marsh Murdock had gained his office and he ventured to put his head out of the window. Whaug! went Tiger Bill's revolver and the head withdrew with the tip of a handsome side whisker gone. The streets ran with beer, but Tiger Bill waded bravely through the stream making bis presence known by the gleam of his six shooters as he brandished them over his head. The town was his. No more festivities, no more celebration -that night. It was all a hoax the story of Ti ger Bill's downfall. Two or three of Bill's trusty followers who hud taken refuge in cellars at the first news of his defeat crept out and followed in the wake of their bra ve leader. t.t was the work of a moment to breat open a hardware store and secure a supply of axes. Head after head of the beer barrels were broken and the gutters ran brim full of the foaming liquor. It was then that the entire populace sent up a terrible cry of despair that could be heard for miles around. But it was no use. The beer was gone gone. The business houses were closed, but there was no sleep that nigh". A few crowds of frightened men gathered on back streets and whispered together iboiu what had happened. They talked about the victory won by Tiger Bill at Topeka. They said that the time had como whon they must face the inevit Awarded Highest Honors World's Fair, CREAM BAKING MOST PERFECT MADE. A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant, 40 YEARS THE STANDARD. JjRt- able, when they must give up all they hold dear and see it trampled uuder the feet of the law as administered by Tiger Bill. It was late when they went home, but that night In half the houses men paced the floor restlessly bemoaning their sad fate. Before sunrise 200 saloon-keepers were well on their way to the Indian Terri tory, BANKEUS TO ASSEMBLE To Secure the runllhmant of Bank Swindler Klwood. G. S. Elwood, the now notorious bank crook, who has been swindling Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma banks on bogus drafts, has again escaped. Klwood was under arrest in Oklahoma, but Governor Rentfrow at first refused to allow him to be brought back to Kan sas on a requisition from Governor Mor rill, fearing he said that he would not be properly punished. A few days ago Mr. M. B. Tomblin of Goodiand, one of Kl wood's victims, went to Oklahoma armed with a letter from Governor Morrill assuring Governor Rentfrow that Elwood would be prosecu ted to the fullest extent of the law if brought back here. Governor Rentfrow then honored the requisition, and Mr Tomblin and an of ficer went to the district where Klwood was supposed to be confined in jail. They learned however that the sheriff had on the crder of the district judge allowed the prisoner to be taken out of jail in charge of a dopnty to whom he had offered $ 100 if he could bo taken up to his home in Grant county to transact some business. Whon he was once out of jail and learned that the requisition had been honored, he escaped from the deputy on a fast horse which it is said he had, in waiting over two weeks. Mr. Tomblin came back to Kansas much disappointed, but has called a meeting of the bankers who have been victimized by Elwood. These bankers will hold -a meeting at the Throop in To peka Wednesday of this week to make arrangements to capture Elwood once more, and punish him to the extent of the law. Mr, Tomblin says he finds bankers in almost every town he visits, who have been victimized by Elwood. Royse, Elwood' partner, was on Satur day sentenced to three years in the peni tentiary at Enid. ENTITLED TO THE GRACE. Judge Guy Decides that the Maker of a Nolo is 1'iotecteil Tliree Days. Justice Guy has held that in ths mat ter of bringing suit to collect a note the maker of the note is protected for the three days of grace allowed by law. On December 8th Attorney Schook began proceedings in his court to get payment of a note that was due Decem ber 5th. 189 J. The statute of limitation being five years the question arose whether the limit expired with the 5th, in 1893, or whether the limitation was counted from the expiration of the three days of grace, I Judge Guy held that suit could uot ! have been brought before the fourth day after the, note was due and not later than five years from that date. WILL CELEBRATE IT. The X.ocal Suffragists Will Celebrate Susan Anthonys TOtll Birthday. On February 14 Miss Susan B. An thony will be 76 years of age and the suffrage women of Topeka are going to celebrate the event by giving an enter tainment at Hamilton hall very much like the one that was given on the occa sion of Elizabeth Cad'y Stanton's birth day. The proceeds will be usei to further the cause of suffrage in Kansas. Miss Anthony is at her home in Rochester and is in very good health. "S. 1." WHISKY FLASKS. Pennsylvania Battle Works Will Furnish Them for South Carolina. Anderson, Ind., Jan. 6. The Pennsyl vania Bottle works of this city have closed a contract for whisky flasks with the state of South Carolina. The bottles are half pints and pints, and are extra fine. All axe stamped " 'S. D.,' State Dis pensary. OLD GLOBY AS A GUARD. American Company to Hans the Flag Over Its Machines in Cuba. Richmond, Va., Jan. 0. The Bousack Machine company has written to the factories in Cuba operating their cigar ette machines to place a United States flag over every machine, with a card at tached stating that the machine ig the property of the Bou3apks, of Virginia, U. S. A., and that any damage done to it will have to be paid for. SIXTY NEW LIGHTS. Topekans Have Cause For Rrjolclng Ovar Proposed Improvements City Engineer Barnes is working on the specifications for the improvements in the city electric light plant. They will probably be submitted to the council at the meeting this evening. The specifications will call for sixty new lights and about ten miles of new wire, three dynamos and the necessary fixtures. The question of where the sixty new lamps are to be located will be decided by the committee on lights which will make a canvass early next week for the purpose of determining lo cations. Martin and Dennis' addition will probably get more of the lights than any other part of the city as that addi tion is now poorly lighted, but no part of the city will be slighted. OPENS A PUBLIC LIBRARY. Leavenworth Sow to Have an Insti tution of That Kind. Leavenworth, Jan. 6. The work of the Library association is being rapidlr pnshed forward and is now in such shape that the directors confidently ex pect to have the new public library opened by the middle of the present month. As the amount of money on hand is not large the committee thought it best to select these first purchases largely from the latest books of the most prom inent and popular authors of the day. Some of the standard works have been ordered, but the committee hopes that most of the books of this class will be donated by the citizens of Leavenworth. Several donations of books have al ready been made. The Whittier club has made a valuable donation of 146 new books, most of them the works of the best American authors, AMONG THE RAILROADMEN About Abs Baker the Brave Engineer of tbe "News" Special. NOTES ABOUT KANSAS RAILROADS. Gassipnnd Personal Items About Em ployes and Officials of the Kansas Uacs Railroad men In every department in Kan sas are requested to furnish Items to this col umn. Matters of news, stories, accidents, an ecdotes and communications of all kinds will receive attention, mid be given place it suit able. The name of the writer should be at tached. It will not be published unless desired Address Kallroad Reporter, State Journal. Engineer Abe Baker of the Denver & Rio Grande railway, or as he was famil iarly known "On Time Baker," who was killed in the disastrous wreck of the Denver News special at Malta, Col., on New Year's day, was one of the most highly respected and trusted employes of that system, and since his death many incidents of heroism, illustrating his m-tny qualities of excellence have been recalled. Perhaps the mo3t famous run ever made by Baker was in June, 1883, from Pueblo to Leadville on a narrow giyige rockaway engine No. 153. This was be fore the broad gauge rail was laid and the curves in the road were much more frequent and sharp. The distance was 159 miles and the run was made in 3 hours and 37 minutes. The accident that gave rise to the run, which was then the fastest ever made in Colorado, was the threatened failure of the Carbonate bank in Leadville. A run was threatened and in order to save the bank several thous and dollars of gold coin was taken by this train from Pueblo and piled in front of the window of the bank. The failure was avoided aud the famous run went duwa as a factor in the early history of the state. LOCAL NOTES. Items and Personals From the Depart ments of the General Offices, John Tasker and Frank Sheldon, of the passenger department of the Santa Fe. spent Sunday in Kansas City. Solomon Wilder of tho record room of the car service department of the Santa Fe, is confined to his home by illness. Dr. Egleston, of the Santa Fe dispen sary in this city, is in temporary charge of the Santa Fe hospital at Oitawa dur ing the illuess of Dr. Wright, the phy sician in charge. E. Copland, general agent of the Santa Fo at El Paso, Tex., stopped eff on his way hom3 from Chicago Saturday after noon, to visit with assistant general pas senger and ticket agent W. J. Black. The estimated gros3 earnings of the entire Bock Island system for December were $1,277,843, an increase of $70,032 compared with those of December, 1894. The net earnings of the entire Santa Fe system for the month of November were' $1,124,106, a decrease of f 239.12J compared to those of November, 1894. Net earnings of the system proper, ex clusive of operated lines, were $840,474, a decrease of $198,332. The St. Louis & San Francisco decreased $19,572. The Atlantic& Pacific decreased $21,215. Net earnings of the entire system for the five months endiug November 3-, 1895, were $4,147,821.1, a decrease of $667,525 com pared with the corresponding period of the previous year. KOIKDHOBSE AND TRACK. Personals and Notes Ainongr the Em ployes of the AXeehanioal and Traiu De partments. A Santa Fe Fireman Charles Bushnell is laving off on account of' illuess. Fireman Roirer Williams of the Santa Fe is laying off for a few days. Santa Fe Fireman E O. Whitcomb is confined to his home by illness. Fireman Charles Gillmore of the San ta Fe switch engine is taking a short lay off. Extra Freight Conductor Charles Cof fin of the Santa Fe is now running as brakeman out of Tooeka on trains 119 and 120. Santa Fe switch engines 183 and 222 were today sent to the Santa Fe shops at Ft. Madison, la., where they will be overhauled and repaired. NICKEBSOX ITEMS. Personals and Note Amine tbe Employes of the Santa Fe at that Point. From the State Journal's Nickerson Reporter. G. W. McQaiddy is visiting friends and relatives in Newton. Machinist John B. New, of the Santa Fo shops at Nickerson, has returned from his visit to Springfield, Mo. Santa Fe Engineer J. G. Miller, of Newton, accompanied by his wife, has returned from a visit to Leavenworth. Santa Fe Engineer A. P. Qiilby. running on the Great Bend branch, is laying off. Engineer John Mullins is doing duty iu his place. Boilermaker Jos. Sharon, of Nicker son, has returned from bis trip to Lis Vegas, N. M. Engine 418 is out of the Nickerson shop, in command of Engineer Delano and Fireman Reynolds. Brakeman Louis Drake, who had his fingers mashed at Larn ed about two weeks ago, had the third and fourth fingers amputated at the first joint on Monday last OVER THE LINES. Interesting; Items From the I fT-rent De partments of the Railroads. Rock Inland Engineer Straub of Kan sas City has been transferred to a run on the Horton division. Rufe McCormick, formerly a Rock Island fireman running out of Horton, is now employed as engineer on the Chi cago & Alton railroad. Sauta Fe Brakeman A. L. Hoover, who has been running out of Wellington for some time past, will take a run out of Chan ate. It is estimated that the loss sustained by the M. K. & T. road by reason of the recent heavy floods on the Sedalia and Sc. Louis divisions alone cost the company $200,000. Freight Brakeman Art Spellman of the M. K. & T. at Parsons has been promoted to the position of freight conductor. Agent Monroe of the Santa Fe at Florence, was presented with a hand some ring by the railroad boys in the Florence yards as a New Year's present. Santa Fe brakeman Carl Davignon, running out of Nickerson, was recently married to Miss Laura Price of Flor ence. Santa Fe engineer C. D. Lock wood of Arkansas City, running on the southern division of the road, who was recently suspended on account of a misunder standing, has been reinstated, Warren Davis, for some time past night foreman of the Santa Fe round house at Arkansas City, has been pro moted to the position of general foreman of the roundhouse at Purcell. Edward Miesner, for the past two years night ticket agent for the Santa Fe at Florence, has resigned his position and removed to Denver. Col. A, A. Otis of Kinsley has been appointed to succeed him. Engineer Eugene Nodd of the Santa Fe residing in Newton, is seriously ill with heart disease, and but little hope is entertained for his recovery. Mr. Nodd is one of the veteran engineers of the Santa Fe, and is well known throughout the state, FATAL, ACCIDENT AT STRONG CITY. George Lambert of Emporia Falls Under a Train and is Crushed to Dead. From the Emporia Gazette. George W, Lambert, a brakeman on the middle division of the Santa Fe run ning out of Emporia, met with an acci dentlast night which cost him his life. His right leg was mashed between the knee and ankle and his right arm was mashed between the elbow and hand. The acci dent occurred while he was switching some cars from his train at Strong City, He was pulling the draw pin from be tween two freight cars when he caught his foot in a split switch that con nects the main line and the side track that runs to the roundhouse at StroDg City, and was thrown on his face, and be fore the signals could be given or the other brakeman could come to his assist ance the moving train passed over his right side. He was brought to this city on a special train sent from here. He ar rived here about 8:30, and was met by the company's physician, Dr. Jacobs. He was at onca taken to the home of Iko Lambert, his brother, where he died about midnight. Mr. Lambert was twenty-five years old. He leaves a wife and one child. Mr. Lambert had only been on the railroad a few months. Correspondents Wanted. The State Journal desires corres pondents for its railroad department at all division points, similar to the one at Nickerson. Suitable arrangements will be made with the right person at Emporia, Newtou, Arkansas City, Dodge City, La Junta, Horton and other towns where there is a considerable railroad popula tion. WILLIE COLLIER MIFFED. He S.iys He and His Wife Will Leave "Lit tle Christopher." Boston, Jan. 6. Willie Collier and his wife, Louis Allen, have decided to leave the "Little Christopher" company. Col lier said last night that his engagement would end at the close of the Boston sea son, January 11. As to his future movements he would probably accept an offer to take the lead ing role in a "Gentleman Joe" company, and next season would be with Rich and Harris. It is hinted that the cause of all the trouble arose during the Schenectady en gagement, when Mr, Collier, while on the stage, called for some eggs. Two students in the audiedfee 'tossed three to him, and two fell on the stage. He de clared he and his wife had been insulted, and in the third act she declined to ap pear. HE LAS RED HIS WIFE. Total Depravity In tbe Case of II. A. Bstt maa, the Hutchinson Wife Heater. Hutchinson, Jan. 6. There was a case in the district court this morning which was calculated to upset the orthodoxy of those who refuse to believe in total de pravity. It was the case of Mrs. Louia Batt man against her husband, U. A. Baltman (or divorce. Battman is now fn jail, having been brought to the city several months ago and lodged in jail to serve out a sentence for fine and costs of suit upon the charge of beating his wife. In court Mrs. Batlman and her daugh ter testified that at one time Battman stripped all the clothing from his wife and beat her with whips of mulberry bushes until tbe blood flowed from her wounds, and then he beat and kicked her unmercifully and choked her into insensibility. Judge Martin granted the divorce. Battman was taken back to jail to com plete his term in prison. FT. SCOTT PAPER CO. SUED Sixteen Employes File Attachment Suits For Their Salaries. Fort Scott, Kan., Jan. 6. The Fort Scott Paper company, which closed down its mill New Year's morning, ow ing, as it was reported, to a scarcity of raw material, is seemingly in a very em barrassed condition. When the mill closed down a number of employees were thrown out of work, bat worse, they were not paid the back wages due them. After careful consideration sixteen of the men decided to try and collect their money. J. I. Sheppard, as their attorn ey, has filed in Justice Coryell's cour', sixteen suits against the company. Attachment proceedings were brought on each case, " all of which are set for trial Thurso" y, January 9;h. One Staying Suitor Killed by Another. Charles Carr for the past eight years has courted Mary Clements at Colum bus, Ohio. Recently George Ross has paid her attentions. All parties are colored. The other night Carr had es corted her home. Ross went to the house about midnight and asked ad mittance. He was refused, and then broke In the door. A fight ensued until both were exhausted, and they took seats on opposite sides of the room. Each was afraid to sleep, and neither would leave the room. Mary left them thus when she went to her work at 4 o'clock in the morning. About 6 o'clock Ross vegaa to nod, and his head sank upon his breast. He was asleep. Then Carr struck him over the head with a chair repeatedly. An hour later the police found Ross dead. Carr was ar rested. He says Ross threatened thai when daylight came he would end the watch by murdering Carr. The woman was arrested and confirmed Carr's story of the threat. Not Vain. "How vain you are, Effle? Looking at yourself in the glass." "Vain. Aunt Emma! Me vain? Why, I don't think myself half as good look ing as I really am." Punch. VINCENT A STRONG MAN Among the Populists for Their Party Nomination. THE 0FFIC3 SEEKS THE MAM. Mr. Vincent Says He Doesn't Want toe domination Other Kansas Politi cal News. Ex-Railroad Commissioner W. . Vin cent of Clay Center seems to be the most prominent candidate for the Populist nomination for governor at this time, if he may be considered a candidate. In the Populist state convention at Wichita in 1892, Mr, Vincent was almost .nominated for goveraor instead of L . Lewelliug. On the second ballot Mr. Vincent just lacked six votes of the nomination aod his friends were confident that a personal appeal would give the Clay Center man the nomination on the next ballot. They went to Mr. Vincent about the matter and ho said he didn't want to be the candidate, but if it came to him without any special effort he would con sider it his duty to accept. He then positively refused to allow his friends to make any extra efforts in his behalf. The result of this conference was his friends went to Lesvelling-, who was nominated. Mr. Vincent still says he does not want to be governor and would much prefer to run for congress against W. H. Calder head in tho Fifth district. If his friends succeed in persuading him to be a candidate for governor he will go into the state convention with the solid support of the Fifth district. Since he retired from the office of railroad commissioner Mr. Vincent has been looking after his hardware store at Clay Center and attending to the mauage ment of his paper the Clay Center Dis patch, THEY STAND BY BIRD. A Labor Org-anizitioa at Kansas City C;m. a to 111ft Support. State Labor Commissioner Win, G, Bird was favored with some highly com plimentary resolutions by the Kansas City, Kansas, Trades Assembly yesterday afternoon. This labor organization not only re solved favorably toCommissioner Bird but passed a special resolution commending Judge Hazen of Topeka, which reads as follows: Resolved, That the respect and thanks of this organization are uue Judge Z. T. Hazen of the district court of Shawnee county for according a trial to the present labor commissioner according to the course of the law of the land, without respect or care for politics or persons high in otnce clarmoring lor his con viction. After commending Commissioner Bird for his efforts in behalf of organized labor and endorsing hi6 administration, the Trades Assembly goes alter At torney General Dawes with the following resolution: Be it further Resolved: That we con demn . the undignitied conduct of the attorney general and his uufair actions iu grossly misrepresenting this body by publishing iu the press a letter purport ing to come from a prominent man say ing this body was to take steps to ex peil Commissioner Wm. 6. Bird and then refusing to divulge the authority or the name of the author of the libelous letter. FHIL. CAMPBELL'S AMBITION. lie Wants to ba .;i lGlcjraie to tile Na tional Convention. Phil. P. Campbell, of Pittsburg, was in Topeka a short time Saturday and while here admitted to a State Journal re porter that he would like to be a dele gate tb the Republican National conven tion at St. Louia from the Third district. Mr. Campbell said the Leland aud anti Lelaud disagreement has not yet got fairly started in the Third district, but that the fellows down there have already made up their minds that they are against a reuomination of some of the present state house crowd. Ho Says State Auditor George E Cole can count on the united support of 11 the Republicans in his dis trict as they believe he has made as good a state officer as Kansas ever had. He said: "Governor Morrill talks about being able to very materially change the sentiment with an additional 100 jobs, worth $1,000 a year, but I want to say the governor makes a fatal mis take when he puts that kind of an esti mate on the men who are opposed to his nomination; if the governor had a thous and $100,000 jobs he could not change some of the men I know who are against him." SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS. lo SvK K gali Morrill: Oh. don't you remember your party will bolt. The party vou've done up so brown. It rnakoa little difference if you've lost your holt The Kepubs don't want to go down. The city council meets tonight. All the lodges are installing their of ficers this month. Spring weather in January is always followed by a blizzard. The registration books for next spring's election were opened today. Mr. C. J. Prescott ha3 been elected a member of the Saturday Night club. Topeka's theater going population has dwindled away like that of a boom town. Yesterday was a splendid Sunday aud people took advantage of it to go buggy riding. Major T. J. Anderson was once a mem ber of Topeka's volunteer fire depart ment. The state board of pardons will con vene tomorrow for its regular quarterly session . All the people who knew it and a good many who didn't were whistling '-Ben Bolt" yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Cronio are the happy parents of a son which arrived Saturday evening. City Engineer Barnes is preparing a map showing the distribution of street lights in Torjeka. Topeka lodge No. 38, Knights of Pyth ias, installed its officers Saturday even ing with a big celebration. In the moment of victory Tiger Bill was forced to submit to the humiliation of being sued for room rent. Wherever there was ice yesterday there were also skaters. Soldier creek and the river swarmed with them. The Improved Stock Breeders' asso At Cost For Cash FOR ONE BEGINNING TODAY We will offer Every Garment in our Clothing De partment at COST for CASH. Don't Miss This Chance To Clothe Yourself at Cost for Cash. All Onr Men's Overcoats, Mi (H t All Our Men's Ulsters, All Our Men's Suits, All Our Boys' Clothing, J Also Boys' and Men's CAPS VVTE will not carry over a single piece of Winter v Clothing into next season. If you will come and look you will realize that we are offering goods good, reliable goods for less than any house in Topeka. YOUR MONEY BACK IF YOU WANT IT. ft. CLEMENTS, Snecessor to Clements & Chaffee. ; KANSAS AVENUE 631 ciation of Kansas will meet at the Na tional tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. George Wilkshire was intoxicated yes terday and confessed it to Judge Ferry in police court this morning. He was fined $.7. The State Temperance union confer ence will be held at the headquarters of the union in the Real Estate building to morrow. A. O. TJ. W. lodge. No. 188, hold its annual public installation and ball at its hall over 704 Kansas avenue last night. It was a very pleasant affair. The local suffrage association has sent $5 to the national association to be ap plied to tbe fund for organizing for suf frage work in Oklahoma. J. B. Furry, justice of the peace, read a paper on "Criminology" or the relation of hypnotism to crime, before the last meeting of the Saturday Night club. A good many Topeka people did not appreciate "Trilby" because they have been compelled to see all the bad bur lesques on it before seeing the play. Ex-Lieutenant Governor A. P. Riddle, editor of the Minneapolis Messenger, is announced as a candidate for delegate at large to the Republican national conven tion. A paper on "Our Wheat From the Standpoint of a Miller and Shipper," will be read by P. G. Noel before the state agricultural meeting Thursday after coon. J. B. Debberker and Wm. Patterson wero arrested by the police Saturday night charged with bad whisky. They put up $10 each for their appearance and forfeited it Howel Jones is to read a paper on the "Imoortance of a Deep Water Harbor on the Gulf of Mexico," before the meeting of the state board of agriculture, Wed nesday evening. Not a musical instrument was played on the stage during the performance of "Trilby." The instruments were dum mies and the orchestra did the playing behind the scenes. The Cooper college quartette from Cooner Memorial college, Sterling, gave an entertainment at the asylum Saturday afternoon, and at the Cumberland Pres byterian church at night. The programmes at the opera house Saturday night were all gone before the house was half seated. It might be add ed, as usual. One night not long ago one of tho ushers tried to sell pro grammes. Governor Morrill has commuted the sentence of John Plyman who is serving a twelve year sentence in the peniten tiary. Under the commutation he will be let out in March. He was sent up from Wyandotte county. The Kansas Swine Breeders' associa tion convenes in sixth annual session at the National hotel this afternoon. R. S. Cook of Wichita is president and O. P. Updegruff is secretary of the associa tion. Elder D. D. Boyle began bis series of meetings yesterday morning at the First Christian church, there will be preach ing every night during the week at 7:30 o'clock, with a service of song under the direction of Prof. Dawdy. Ad effort is to be made to secure the pardon of E. D. Moseiy, who is under WEEK ! Jll kMdI For Cash AT COST FOR CASH. MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED. 631 death sentence in the penitentiary, charged with poisoning Mrs. Elizabeth Krueger in 1SS3. The case will be pre sented to the board of pardons "this week. NOBTIl TOPEKA. Items of Interest From the North Side or the River. This will be a week of prayer at the Second Presbyterian church. A leap year party will be given by North side young ladies, January 24. Miss Mamie Baird returned today to St. Xavier's academy, Chicago, after spending the holiday vacation at her home. Miss Jessie Aultz, of Lansing, Kansas, returned to her home yesterday, after visiting Mrs. Ada Mosier and Mrs. W. T. Brown. J. H. Heller, 1002 N. Kansas avenue, grocery and meat market. Good treat ment and tine meats and gr ceries; you can ao better here than elsewhere. The Magnet Restaurant and Short Or der house, A. J. Prudfit, 850 N. Kansas ave. Wholesale fruits and confectionery. Geo. J. Graves & Sons, 115 and 117 West Laurent street, North Topeka, for buggy tops, cushions, wagons, and bug gies built to order. Bell 'phone 338. Robert McMasters spent yesterday at home, and left in the evening for Chi cago to rejoin tho engineers' corps of the Santa Fe to which ho is attached. David James has taken a position in the engineering department of the Santa Fe, and will leave tomorrow 10 begin bis work. He will be on the western division. To Pardon Amos Brabakcr. Miss Alice Brubaker, who is circulat ing a petition asking for pardon for her brother Amos, who has just been taken to the penitentiary under conviction of stealing hogs, will present it to the board of pardons Tuesday. She has now over 9J0 signatures. Brubaker was sent to the penitentiary for two years. Miss Mary Chase has resumed her studies at the convent of the Sacred Heart in St, Joe. Mrs. Chase will also spend the winter in St. Joe. We handle any kind of soft or hard coal you may want at the lowest market price. The Topekh Coal Co., 534 Kansas avenue, up strairs. Manufactures all styles of Shirts, Night Shirts and La dies' Shirt Waist3 to order. Satisfaction guaranteed. II. L. Shumaker, Mgr. 625 Jackson St. 'Phone 153 J