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Gov.Leedy MakesAlIen of Frank
lin County Adjutant General.
H.W. Boyd of Republic County
Named as Assistant.
Also Named It Is Joseph Riggs
of Lawrence.
Warden Landis' Name Sent to
the Senate For Confirmation.
After spending yesterday afternoon
locked in his office conferring with leg
islators and other politicians. Governor
Leedy today announced the appoint
ment of Capt. Hiram Allen of Will
iamsburg, Franklin county, as adjutant
II, N. Eoyd, editor of the Belleville
Freeman, the second reform paper es
tablished in the state, who was a can
didate for the place given Mr. Allen,
was named as assistant adjutant gen
eral. Mr. Allen is a Populist farmer who
actually farms. He served in the union
army as a member of the Twenty
fourth Indiana battery of field artil
lery. Mr. Boyd is also an old soldier, hav
ing served in the Seventh Illinois.
The governor also appointed Joseph
Riggs of Lawrence, state acountant. to
succeed John England Challinor. Mr.
Riggs is a Democrat. He is brother
of Samuel A. Riggs, the noted Demo
cratic politician.
This is the second good office the
Democrats have secured. Frank Gable
of Leavenworth being deputy warden
of the penitentiary. The Democrats
yet claim superintendent of insurance
as their shaie of the patronage.
There was a great crowd of appli
cants for these places, especially for
that of adjutant general. When the ap
pointments leaked out there was a
small insurrection among the crowd of
defeated aspirants in the hotel lobbies,
but all is quiet in the department to
day. The above appointments were sent
to the senate today. Accompanying
them, also for confirmation, was the
appointment of Harry S. Landis as
warden of the penitentiary.
Joint Convention Goes Through Form
of Ratifying Caucus Nomination.
As the clock struck 12 today the mem
bers of the state senate were admitted
to Representative hall to participate
in the joint session for the election of
a state printer.
J. S. Parks, editor of the Beloit Call,
the Populist caucus nomine?, was elect
ed, receiving 103 votes. Major Hud
son received 57 Republican votes. Lam
bert of Lincoln and Rutlodge were ab
sent on the Populist side of the house,
Cubbison of Wyandotte being the only
Republican absent. Senator Fulton
(Rep.) was also absent.
Eli Williams of McPherson county,
who was elected by the McKinley Re
publicans, went into the Populist camp
by voting for Mr. Parks today. Mr.
Williams, after coming to Topeka, an
nounced that he favored free silver, but
declined to enter the Populist caucuses.
His vote this morning was received
vvith much satisfaction on the Populist
Populist Kembsrs Will Settle Who
They Will Support for Senator.
The Populist members of the legisla
ture will caucus tonight at S o'clock in
the senate chamber for the purpose of
nominating a United States senator.
The caucus was announced today by
Chairman E. C. Weilep. It was the
original intention to hold the caucus
Friday night, but the constantly in
creasing complications in the senatorial
campaign causes the aspirants to desire
an early start on the caucus.
The forces of the various candidates
agreed to begin caucusing tonight, and
if possible secure a nomination at once.
The members anticipate a long and
bitter fight over this office.
Republican Caucus Adjourns to Fri
day Without Action.
The Republican caucus, last night. ad
journed until Friday night, after failing
to reach an agreement upon the ques
tion of endorsing a candidate for Uni
ted States senator. The caucus was or
ganized by the election of Ike Lambert
for chairman and W. J. Fitzgerald, sec
retary. The matter of endorsement is now
very much in doubt. The Rurton men
claim that their candidate will secure
It. hands down, while those who are op
posed to the endorsement of any candi
date claim to have a majority.
3:30 p. m. Governor Leedy announced
the following appointments this after
noon at 3 o'clock:
Frank Wineshank. Populist, of King
man to succeed J. B. Vincent. Repub
lican, cf Hutchinson as a memb?r cf the
state live stock sanitary commis
sion, and Taylor Riddle (Pop), of Mar
ion to succeed John I. Brown (Pop of
Ottawa county as a member of' the
same board. J. W. Johnston, the other
Republican member of the board, holds
over for another year.
State board of pardons W. W. Wells
(Pop.) Paola. to succeed General J. c.
Caldwell, Topeka; Mayo Thomas (Pop.),
Howard to suoeed J. H. White (Rep.),
Kingman; J. V. Randolph (Pop). Em
poria to succeed Charles Smith (Rep.),
Judge Foster Keeps the Braman -Santa
Fe Case in Court
Judge Foster handed down a ruling
today in the case of Joseph Braman vs.
the Santa Fe road, overruling the mo
tion to dismiss the case and retaining
jurisdiction of the case. This case is
one that grows out, of the reorganisa
tion of the- Santa Fe road and i
brought to cancel $10,000,000 of the 'Fris
co bonds held by the Santa Fe.
Broken edge collars made smooth by
Fterless Steam Laundry
Spanish Government to Release Po
litical Cuban Pri3oner3 on
"3aint Day."
New York, Jan. 19. A dispatch to the
World from Washington says:
The amnesty proclamation to be Is
sued b ythe Spanish government on the
King's ' saint day.'1 January 23, it is
said, gives pardons in full to all politi
cal prisoners now confined in Cuban
jails. Among those to be released by
its provisions are: The Competitor pris
oners, Captain Alfredo Laborde, Wil
liam Gildea, Mate John Melton, Dr.
Elias Bedia and Teodore Mata.
Julio Sanguilly, who has just been
condemned to what is practically life
imprisonment and whose case is now
under appeal.
Henry Delgndo, said to be the corres
pondent of a New York newspaper, who
was captured in a Cuban hospital.
Dr. Betancourt, who was arrested re
cently under suspicion of aiding the
Many other American citizens who are
said to be in jail in various parts of the
island are included in the general jail
delivery contemplated. On young Al
fonso's birthday they will be set free.
How He Tried to Bluff Conductor
Donahue For a Free Ride.
Conductor R. B. Donahue had an ex
citing adventure with a man from Texas
last evening on the westbound Santa Fe
train which leaves Kansas City at 9:20
Conductor Donahue had collected
nearly all of the fares when he cametoa
large man resembling the tyoical "cow
boy," who refused to pay his fare or
give a ticket. In loud, defiant tones he
informed the conductor that he was "a
stockman from Teas and would ride
The passengers became excited and
screams were heard from several wo
men. The cattleman picked up a stove
poker and brandished it over Conductor
Donahue's head.
The conductor drew a revolver from
his coat and presented it with the muz
zle in the face of the man from Texas.
For a moment neither sth-red. Then
the cattleman dropped his poker and
produced his fare.
Governor Leedy's Appointment
of Kansas City, Kansas,
Police Roard.
Gov. Leedy today announced the ap
pointment of C. P. McCambridge (Pop),
J. W. Jenkins (Dem.) and John H.
Horton (Rep.) as members of the board
of police commissioners for Kansas
City, Kan.
Mr. McCambridge, who will be chair
man of the board, is connected with
one of the packing houses. Mr. Horton,
who is a nephew of Gov. Leedy, was
appointed secretary.
The governor said today that Mr.
Horton is a silver Republican. The
politicians claim that Horton was an
ardent McKinley man during the Cam
paign. He is engaged in the book and
stationery business.
These appointments indicate that
Wm. Quarles will get his old place a3
chief of police, which means also that
the faction which ruled during Lewell
ing's administration is again in the
A Populist member of the legislature
when asked as to the probable policy
of the new board with reference to the
prohibitory law. said:
"The board will conduct a business
"Does that mean open saloons and
the open violation of the law?" inquired
the reporter.
"Most assuredly it does. Gov. Leedy
knows as well as anyone could know,
that the people of Kansas City would
not tolerate a police board which would
enforce the law."
Gov. Leedy declined to discuss the
policy he would demand of the board.
He said:
"I have endeavored to appoint good
men, and believe I have done so. Fur
ther than that I cannot discuss the
500 of Them Are in Convention at
Kansas City.
Kansas City, Jan. 19. Five hundred
members and nearly 300 visitors were
present at the opening session of the
annual convention of the Western Im
plement Dealers' association, which was
calied to order here this morning by
President C. C. Curtis of Wellington,
Organization took up the time of the
forenoon session and in the afternoon
President Curtis delivered his annual
address and Secretary Herbert J.Hodge
(f Abilene, Kan., made his report. The
real work of the convention will be ta
ken up tomorrow. There are several
subjects of importance to be discussed
and the convention will not adjourn till
Ssuator Forney of Sumner Wants to
be United States Senator.
A dark horse has appeared in the
United States senatorial field. It is
Senator A. G. Forney, Populist repre
sentative of the Twenty-eighth senator
ial district.
Senator Forney has written a number
of letters to prominent Populist mem
bers of both the senate and house call
ing attention to the fact that there is
great probability of a deadlock in the
senatorial light. and suggesting that the
members should have some suitable
man in mind who could be settled upon
in such event.
Then follows a short review of his
work for the party, and ends with a re
spectful submission of his name for the
nomination in such event.
Purchases tae Keliam Book and Sta
tionery Bompany Business Today.
The store of the Keilam Book and
Stationery company, near the corner of
ixth and Kansas avenues, has been
sold to Mr. Edward Henderson, who
lias been assistant cashier of the First
Notional bank.
Mr. Henderson has given up his po
sition in the bank and will personally
take charge of the store. M- H L
Shirer and Mr. v. A. Alexander, who
were partners in the store, will retain
their interest.
The purchase price will be based up
on an inventory which is now bein
made and it will not be known until
the inventory is completed. The in
terests purchased bv Mr. Henderson are
those of Mrs. T. J. Kellim.
He Is Elected United States
Senator From Indiana,
To Succeed Daniel W. Yoorhees
Democratic Candidate.
Test Will Succeed Himself In
The Legislature Will Elect Him
Indianapolis, Jan. 19. Charles War
ren Fairbanks was elected United States
senator to succeed Daniel V. Voorhees
by the legislature at noon today. In
the senate Senator Hawkins made the
principal nominating speech and Rep
resentative Francis T. Roots placed Mr.
Fairbanks in nomination in the house.
There were several seconding speeches.
John R. East made the nominating
speech for Mr. Vcorhees, i ho received
the vote of the minority.
He Gets the Democratic Vote for Sen
ator at Springfield.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 19. Long before
the hour set for the meeting of the joint
assembly the galleries were packed
with visitors who had come to hear the
nominating speeches. The first to take
the floor was Representative O'Donnel
of Bloomington. He placed in nomin
ation for United States senator, in be
half of the Democratic members, ex
Governor John P. Altgeld. O'Donnell
vas frequently interrupted by applaus?,
but the concluding sentence of his
speech brought forth a cheer from both
sides or the house and the gallery as
well. He had been reiterating the vir
tues of the ex-governor and in conclu
sion said: "If the motives of men be
known in heaven, then the angels will
speak his name in sweetest accents."
Representative Hood, one of the Pop
ulist members, seconded the nomina
tion of Altgeld.
A number of other addresses were
made in praise of ex-Governor Altgeld.
The Republicans refrained from speech
making and also refrained from voting,
excepting that one vote was cast for
each of the Republican candidates.
Governor Altgeld received the full
Democratic vote. No quorum having
voted, each house adjourned until to
He is He-Elected by Almost a XJnani-
mous Vote.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 19. Ilenfy M.
Teller was re-elected United States
senator today by the almost unanimous
vote of the Colorado legislature. All the
members classed as Populists, Demo
crats, silver Republicans and national
silverites, voted solidly for him. Sena
tor Carney (Pop) who has been chosen
by lot for the honor, made the princi
pal nominating speech in the senate,
and to W. O. Jenkins (Dem.) was ac
corded the same privilege in the house
because he represents Gilpin county,
where Senator Teller resides.
There were several seconding speech
es by members of the various parties
all eulogizing the senator highly for
his independent course in the iate cam
paign and for his earnest efforts in
behalf of the free coinage of silver.
He Has a Majority in Both Branches
of the Legislature,
Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 19. The for
mal ballot was taken in the legislature
today which resulted in the re-election
of George G. Vest to the United States
The ballot stood as follows: In the
house Vest (Dem.), So; Kerens (Rep.),
34; Jones (Pop.), 4. In the senate
Vest, 19; Kerens, 14. In joint session
tomorrow the vote will be canvassed
and Vest declared elected.
The Boss Receives a Majority in Each
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 19. The houses of
the state legislature today voted sep
arately for United States senator.
The vote in the senate was: Piatt,
35; Hill. 11; George, 2. Senator Guy
made a brief speech eulogizing the ser
vices of Henry George in behalf of the
Democratic ticket nominated at Chica
go. In the assembly the vote was: Piatt.
112; Hill, 31; George, 2. The two houses
will vote in joint convention tomorrow.
Instead of One Senator Delaware Will
Now Have Three.
Dover, Del.. Jan. 19. The "regular"
or Democratic house and senate met in
separate session today and selected
Richard Kenny, nominated at last
night's caucus, as the choice of each.
They will meet in joint session tomor
row and elect Kenny. The "rump"
legislature also met and ratified their
caucus choice. J. Edward Addicks, for
United States senator. The joint ses
sion will meet tomorrow.
Gallinger is lie-Elected.
Concord, N. H-. Jan. 19. Jacob Gal
linger, Senator from New Hampshire,
was today unanimously nominated by
acclamation and re-elected by the gen
eral court of this state to succeed him
self in that office. H. V. Parker of
Clarerr.ont received the votes of the
Democratic members.
Judge Hazen Discharges Xindonmyer
"Who Threatened to Wreck a Train.
Jud?rs Hazen this afternoon Instructed
the jury in the case of W. H. Linclpn
myor, who was on trial for having sent
threatening letters to the Union Pacific
railroad company, to bring in a verdict
of not guilty. He said:
"This case has prone far enuuerh. T
think the railroad company owes this man
something fcr the loss of his cow. but I
do not think he is guilty under this law.
I think, however, there should be some
law to punish men who threaten to wreck
truins or to extort money. The defend
ant is discharged
Subscribe for The State Journal.
Carl Schultz Offers to Sell Shoes For a
Song and is Arreted.
A night or two ago the store of
Davidson Bros, at 904 East Fourth
street was burgalized and 20 peairs of
fine shoes stolen.
Last night at ten o'clock Deputy
Sheriff Larry Sheehan arrested a man
at a boarding house at Jefferson and
Fourth streets who is now in the coun
ty jail charged with the burglary of the
store. His name is Carl Schultz and he
was in the city prison a few days ago
on the charge of vagrancy.
Schultz has been doing a thriving
business handling shoes.
Yesterday he approached Patrick Ry
an, an employe of the Santa Fe and of
fered him a pair of fine shoes for 75
cents. Ryan bought them and the sale
lead to Sehultz's arrest.
"I never did steal anything," said
Schultz today when he was brought be
fire his victims at the county jail. "I
never saw those men and don't know
anything about them." He will be held
to answer to the charge of burglary.
Of all the burglaries that have oc
curred in Topeka during the pant two
or three weeks this is the first offender
that has been captured and he was not
apprehended by the police.
Ho Would Not Have Guess3d Sher
man for Sscretary of State.
Atlanta, Jan. 19. Before leaving At
lanta ex-Senator John J. Ingalls of
Kansas talked with a reporter about
recent politics. He said he was sur
prised at Major McKinley's selection of
Senator Sherman for secretary of state.
"It must have been necessitated by
the exigencies of Ohio politics," he re
marked. Mr. Ingalls would not have been sur
prised had the treasury portfolio been
offered to Mr. Sherman. The distin
guished lecturer does not think that the
secretary of the treasury will come
from a state so far west as Iowa.
Speaking of the Atlanta lecture as
sociation, he said that it deserved the
patronage of every man and woman in
the city.
"These courses have a' 3lrong influ
ence on the culture of a community,"
he remarked. "Yours is broad in scope
I see, and its membership is made up
of the best element. I could see that
it lias a large membership, but it should
have double the number of members.
The association "has a set of enthusias
tic, hard working officers who are giv
ing their time to it simply for the good
which it can do. The members them
selves will be surprised at the results
if they will help it along a little. At
lanta is large enough to give a mem
bership which would enable the course
by another year to give in one year
twenty entertainments, embracing the
representative exponents of literature,
science and music."
The Paiges Play to a Packed House at
Crawford's Last Night.
The Paiges, a popular price company,
played to a crowded house at the Craw
ford theater last night. The standing
nom only sign went up long before the
Vrformance begs.n. I; was one of the
biggest crowds seen in a Topeka play
house this season.
The company presented an old Eng
lish comedy drama, "Harvest." very
creditably. The entartainment was su
perior to some that have played to reg
ular prices in Topeka this winter. The
play is well set and is carefully cos
tumed. The individual parts filled by Miss
Lillian Paige, Ren Hake, Harry Eng
lish, Harry Paige, Miss Edna Paige. and
Miss Frances Florida, in fancy dancing
were entirely satisfactory to the pat
rons. But little if any complaint was
offered against the company and its
performance. There was however, very
general commendation for their efforts.
The singing and dancing specialties
were first-class. As a whole the piece
was satisfactory and the company will
undoubtedly become popular favorites
before the week ends.
Tonight the company will present a
"Romance of Paris." The costuming
and acting in this are especially meri
torious and the advance sale of seats
has been very large.
One i3 Badly Damaged While the
Other is Uninjured.
New York,. Jan. 19. A collision oc
curred this afternoon at the junction
of Gedney and Swash channels between
the Wilson line steamer British, Queen,
boiind in from Antwerp, and the Atlas
line steamer Alvena, bound from this
port to Haytien ports. The extent of
the damage has not been ascertained.
After the steamers separated tne Al
vena continued on her way apparently
making for Sandy Hook bar. Her stern
is now under water, while her bow is
well out. The British Queen did not
show any injury and she continued on
her way to the city, passing Sandy
Hook at 2:30. The Queen struck the
Alvena bow on.
As well as can be seen by the observ
er at Sandy Hook, the Alvena has low
ered one of her boats and her passen
gers are being taken off. The Ordnance
steamer with a life boat started for the
Alvena about 3 o'clock.
Countess Cowley Sues the Earl for a
London, Jan. 19. The divorce suit
brought by Violet against Earl Cowley,
was opened today in the divorce divis
ion of the high court of justice. The
co-respondent is a Mrs. Charrington.
Answers were filed by the earl and Mrs.
Charrington denying the allegations.
The earl when viscount Danagan was
the defendant in a breach cf promise
action brought against him by a well
known London actress, Phillis Brough
ton. The case was settled by the vis
count paying $".0,000. He soon after
ward married Lady Violet Neville,
daughter of the Marquis of Abergavny.'
The Governor Appoints Him For a
Term Ending April 1, 1901.
Governor Leedy this morning sent a
communication to the senate announc
ing the appointment of Harry Landis
as warden of the state penitentiary.
The communication stated that Landis
was appointed to fill the unexpired
term of Warden Dick Chase up to
April 1, 1S37. and from that on to fill
the regular term of warden of the peni
tentiary until April 1, 1901.
As the appointment of Landis will
undoubtedly be confirmed by the Fen
ate, he will hold the position of war
den for four years. The appointment
was on motion of Senator Titus (Pop.,
Harper county) referred to jt. com
mittee on penal institutions.
The Suit of Triiice de Chiinay
For Divorce
Being Conducted Behind
Closed Doors
Reporters and the Public Are
Twenty-two Acts Justifying the
Suit Are Alleged.
Can Be Proven If Necessary
Says Prince's Ccnnsel.
Charlerol, Jan. 19. The action for di
vorce brought against the Princess de
Chimay who eloped last summer with
a gypsy, opened here today. The Prin
cess de Chimay was in attendance ac
companied by his cousin, Prince Jos
eph. At the opening proceedings the public
prosecutor asked that the case be tried
in Camera. So much publicity he said,
had already been given to the world
that it could not be further outraged by
the proceedings, but in the interest of
public decency, he asked that newspa
per men and the public be excluded.
The judge acceded to the public prose
cutors request and therefore the hear
ing was in secret.
Consel for the prince asked the court
to grant his client a divorce on admis
sions of the princess. He also asked
that the princess be allowed an hour's
visit per mohth to her children she pay
ing them 75,000 francs yearly. If neces
sary the counsel said the petitioner
would produce witnesses to prove 22
pets justifying the suit and he further
stated the petitioner could prove four
times that number of acts in justifica
tion of the proceedings.
What the Santa Fe Will Pay for the
Western Division.
New York. Jan. 19. The term of the
proposition that has been made by the
Atchison road to the holders of the 4
per cent guaranteed trust gold bonds of
Atlantic & Pacific railroad to purchase
the $16,000,000 first mortgage C per cent
western division bonds of the last men
tioned company are officially announced
as follows: The Atchison wiil give 52
per cent of the par value of the bonds in
Atchison general mortgage 4s, carrying
the April, 1S97 coupon, and 57Sy2 per
cent in Atchison preferred stock in all
$8,400,000 Atchison 4s and J9,200,000 pre
ferred stock. ,
The purchaser also assumes the net
floating debt of the receivership
amounting to about $1,200,000 will pay
the expenses of foreclosure and reor
ganization and will assist the reorgani
zation committee in obtaining control
of the Central division in case they de
cide not to foreclose that mortgage.
In return the Atchison receives the
western division bonds and is to be re
leased from all liability upon the guar
anteed trust bonds the pending suits be
ing discontinued, or assigned. The At
lantic & Pacific committees will retain
possession and control of the $2,749,000
first mortgage 6 per cent bonds of the
Central division and retain one-sixth of
the equipment on the western division
for use on the Central division.
They Have Gained a Firm Footing in
Pour Hundred Cities.
New York, Jan. 19. Booth-Tucker,
commander of the Salvation Army in
the L'nited tSates. and Mrs. Booth
Tucker will depart this evening for St.
Louis. No time has been fixed for their
return. It is said they go on a long
campaign in the west against Balling
ton Booth, now in California.
An officer of the local department is
responsible for the statement that the
commander's departure is of the ut
most significance and pertains in a par
ticular manner to a letter received sev
eral weeks ago from General Booth,
who is in London. In that letter the
general notified Commander Booth
Tucker that it was his intention to visit
New York, because he was considera
bly perturbed regarding the falling off
in numbers and contributions through
out the western states. This, it has
been conceded, is directly due to the
secession of Ballington Booth and the
formation of the American Volunteers.
The latter organization has attained
prodigious strength not so much in
New York and vicinity as in such cities
as St. Louis and the important cities in
the west.
Some idea of the strength of the Vol
unteers can be gained from a state
ment made by a Salvation Army offi
cer. "The American Volunteers." he
said, "'have made wonderful progress in
the west. They have established them
selves strongly in no less than four
hundred cities."
He is Accompanied by Members of
"Judges ' Staff
Canton, O., Jan. 19. Edward Lauter
bae'e .president of the Republican coun
ty committee of New York and an inti
mate associate of Hon. Thomas C.
Piatt, came to Canton this morning to
confer with Maj. McKinley. On the
train with him were Abner McKinley
and W. J. Arkell and Artist Hamilton
of Judge. Abner McKinley took the
party directly to the major's home.
Soon after reaching Maj. McKinley's
home. Mr. Lauterback was granted an
audience and entered upon a close con
ference with the president-elect.
Among the callers was Thomas Mc
Dougall of Cincinnati, a loading Re
publican of Ohio and a close friend of
Alaj. McKinley's. Another caller was
J. V. Fleming of Columbus. O., assist
ant secretary of the Ohio State Agri
cultural society.
It Will b3 R.chards.
Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 19. No election
for United States senator today, but
there seems little doubt of Richards'
election tomorrow.
Roy Stakes desires to say that he was
not knocked down or pummeled in front
of the city building yesterday.
Executive Council to Hear Applicants
for Railroad Commissioners
At ? o'clock tomorrow afternoon the
executive council will convene and give
each applicant for a place on the state
board of railroad commissioners twen
ty minutes to present his claims.
It is said today that the board will be
composed of two Populists, the third
member to be a silver Republican or
However, it has been suggested that
Webb McNall be given the position on
the railroad board as a. representative
free silver man and that W. P. Dillard.
Democrat, of Fort Scott be appointed
superintendent of insurance.
It is claimed that the appointment of
peorge R. Snelling as assitant attor
ney general by Mr. Boyle Was made
upon the request of State Superintend
ent Stryker, who in exchange for that
favor will vote for Mr. Dillard as rail
road commissioner.
It is also said that the southern and
southwestern part of the state will be
recognized. At the present there are
five candidates from Sedgwick county,
who have thus far failed to reach an
agreement, although a persistent effort
has been made since yesterday after
noon to unite upon one man. Messrs.
Campbell, Green, Sankey, Ayres and
Lewelling compose the list of Wichita
candidates. Some of the Populists as
sert that Lewelling will finally secure
the place.
The appointment would place one of
the Populist members in the Seventh
district. Then the question as to the
location of the other Populist member
This is believed to be favorable to J.
M. Allen of Erie or Senator W. H. Ryan
of Crawford county. Should but one
Populist be chosen and the Democrats
recognized the politicians today expect
that the place will go to Mr. Dillard.
This being the case. Webb McNall's
friends say his location is such that he
will undoubtedly be given the third
place on the board.
However, the situation is greatly
complicated today and the work of the
candidates tonight may produce im
portant changes.
Those who are candidates for the
places are as follows: J. G. Lowe, the
present Democratic member of the
board; W. D. MeCreary, Concordia; W.
P. Dillard, Fort Scott; W. L. Aaron,
Democrat, Hays City; P. P. Elder. Ot
tawa; C. H. Lovett, Salina; Fred Close,
Topeka; J. M. Allen, Erie; P. B.
Maxon, Emporia; D. I. Furbeck, Kan
sas City, Kan.; H. P. Vrooman and F.
G. Edwards, Parsons.
Government Will Head Off Any Pa
cific Railroad Legislation.
Chicago, Jan. 19. The Post's Wash
ington special says: The government
is making extraordinary haste in pre
paring the papers in the Union Pacific
foreclosure proceedings. Secretary
Carlisle, Attorney General Harmon and
ex-Gov. HoadJey. on behalf of the gov
ernment, and Chairman Fitzgerald of
the Union Pacific reorganization com
tnbittee, and Winslow S. Pierce, its at
torney, on the other hand, are in con
tinuous session.
The papers will probably be com
pleted tomorrow and the formal order
issued to file cross bills in pending
foreclosure suits to make the govern
ment a party thereto.
This move is a stab at the Hunting
ton scheme for a commission to settle
the Pacific roads' indebtedness. A
commission bill will be reported tomor
row by the house committee on Pacific
roads, but its chances of passing con
gress are remote. Foreclosure and the
survival of the fittest is the pro
gramme. H ELD UP AT NOON.
A. Johnston Bobbed Today at Sixth
and Kansas Avenue.
A. Johnston, of the Lion shoe store on
East Sixth street, was robbed of a $5
bill this noon on the corner of Sixth
etreet and Kansas avenue by two color
ed boys. He was walking south on
Kansas avenue with his hand in his
trousers pocket. Clutched in his hand
was a $5 bill and a 25 cent piece. Two
colored boys, nearly grown. Jostled
against Mr. Johnston as he walked
along. His hand was forced out of his
pocket and the $3 bill fell to the pave
ment. One of the colored boys snatch
ed it up and ran. The other joined him
and they were soon out of sight of Mr.
Johnston who had been too much sur
prised to hold the thieves or call for
help. The police were notified and be
gan a search for the boys. One of them
the one who snatched the money, is,
known to the police.
President Taylor Says There is No
Disagreemert at the State Normal
President A. R. Taylor of the state
normal school at Emporia, says there
is no truth in the sensational reports,
being sent out from Emporia, stating
that there is war between the faculty
and state oratorical association as to
what course shall be pursued by the
association with reference to a difficulty
arising from the decision of judges of
the recent oratorical contest. Professor
Taylor said:
"The author of these sensational re
ports is the victim of a joke. There is
no 'feverish excitement' there. The
subject mentioned in the dispatches has
never been before the faculty. The or
atorical association will settle its own
difficulties and without interference or
intimidation from the faculty, as was
mentioned by the reports.The students
have never been more loyal to the
school than they now are. There are
some honest differences of opinion
among the boys and girls and a few of
them have some feeling. However, the
past two weeks have been among the
most harmonious in the history of the
school, and there has been jo insubordi
nation or disorder."
A Bill Introduced at Washington
Providing Death Penalty For
Train Wreckers.
Washington, Jan. 19. Some interest
ing facts concerning train wrecking
were presented to the judiciary commit
tee of the house today by Representa
tive Hubbard of Missouri, who has in
troduced a bill to provide the death
penalty for the crime.
Mr. Hubbard showed that the num
ber of train "holdups" in six years had
been 19". in which 73 persons were kill
ed and 5S wounded by shots.
The record for 1896 was 23 holdups, in
which 32 passengers and trainmen were
killed and many injured, four robbers
killed and two injured.
The bill is a very severe one and fixes
the death penalty or imprisonment for
not less than ten years for all "hold
ups" or attempts at train wrecking.
Audience at One of Chicago's
Big Theaters ;
Starts a Cyclone Demonstration
Against Women's Hats.
Except That Worn by One
Defiant Woman
And Those on the Women In
the Boxes.
Chicago, Jan. 19. Hundreds of ex
cited and indignant theater goers took
the high hat question into their own
hands last night at the Columbia, thea
ter by hisses and yells that amounted
to a tumult.
They compelled every woman who
was present at the first night of Sou
sa'3 "El Capitan," to sit bareheaded
through the performance all but thos
in the boxes and one woman in the par
quet, who, in spite of the yells and cat
calls that came down at her from the
balcony, kept her widebrimmed head
gear on all through the opera.
The noisy demonstration began be
fore the curtain went up for the first
act, and continued until after the opera
had begun, drowning out the music and
for a few minutes threatening to break
up the performance altogether.
Finally it was quieted by the ushers
when there were practically no more
hats to come off, and the play went on
snoothly. The audience, however.was
noisy all evening, and the excitement
did not subside till after the people were
outside the play house.
The theater was packed when the
trouble began from the top row of the
gallery to the front row" of the orches
tra, and, but for the noise, the audi
ence appeared highly respectable.
Nobody knows who started the dem
onstration. . From the suddenness of
the outburst it might have suggested
itself to a hundred persons at the same
instant. It began with yells of: "Hats
off." that were interspersed with hisses
and groans as some of the women
showed a disposition not to obey. When
the hisses came the hats in the parquet
and dress circle went off as if they had
ceen caught by a gale from behind.
Every woman who entered the thea
ter with her hat on made a nervous
grab at the hat pins as soon as she di
vined the import of the demonstration.
Never did hats come off so quickly
from feminine heads as they did for
the' five minutes before the perform
ance began. Women came down he
aisle with hair disordered from the
quick withdrawal of hat pins and with, '
faces more red than the plush uphol
stery of the seats.
In the canter of the parquet a pretty
young woman with a hat topped by a
black pompon sat through it all, blush
ing scarlet, but without making a move
toward ter hat. The"gallery gods
and the balcony youthsyelled and hiss
ed at-Mer, but she did not budge till
till the curtains went up and the lights
went down. Then she took off her hat.
In the fourth row from the front of
the parquet another woman with a
wide-brimmed hat, trimmed with ducks'
feathers, sat with a face fiery red all
through the performance. She was the
only woman in the theater, outside of a
box, who wore a hat throughout.
Persons in the gallery and balcony
who could not see what was going on
down below left their seats and went
forward to the railing and hung far
over the edge while they joined in the
demonstration, and some of them re
mained there through the performance,
as if to make sure no woman put her
hat on again.
Finally the ushers got the people part
ly quieted. But it is the general under
standing that the occasion was a red
better incident in the anti-high hat
movement in Chicago.
"Why," said one of the women in the
audience, who had gone to the theater
under a small hanging garden of roses,
night shade and holly hocks, "I had for
gotten all about that mean old high hat
ordinance, or whatever it is, and I walk
ed down the aisle wondering what all
the noise in the gallery was about. Then
they began to shout dreadfully, and I
am so afraid of fire that I thought there
might be a fire in the house, but there
wasn't. It was only my hat.
"I looked around as I got to my seat,
and glanced up at the gallery just as a
horrid boy leaned over the railing and
shrieked. 'Duck that hat'.' Just think
of it! Calling that lovely bird of para
dise on my hat a duck.
"I though lie was very rude, but I
didn't propose to take off my hat just
for a disgusting boy. and I sat down in
my chair determine! that I would keep
my hat on. And then all those persons
way up there in -&t dreadful place
leaned over the railing and yelled. That
hat, the hat. d-uck the hat!'
"I was never so angry in my life. I
looked around to see why the manager
didn't send up the police or somebody
to stop them from shouting when I sav
that almost every woman in the house
had her hat off, and that other women
who were coming in were being shout
ed at just as much as I was. And then
I remembered about that odious hat
law, and I well, what else counld I do?
I took my hat off."
Another of the women in the audi
ence said: :
"The managers need never be afraid
now of being fined for having high hats
In their theaters. Since the gallery has
joined hands with the aldermen and en
listed in the high hat crusade the war
is over. The high hat is doomed. Wo
men have laughed at the misery of the
men who sat behind their hats and
sneered at the polite hints of managers
to please remove their hats, but they
can't ignore the gallery. The gallery
will not be ignored. And when the gods
begin to shout 'Take 'em off!' you may
be sure the high hats are going to come
right off."
Manager Davis of the Columbia is
disposed to regard the demonstration as
good evidence that public sentiment is
now firmly opposed to the theater hat.
Judge Hazen Grants a Divorce inFive
It took but five minutes for Judge Haz
en to decide a divorce case which came
before him this afternoon. 131 va Birming
ham appeared in court with her attorney.
Mr. Salyer. and asked for a divorce from
Wm. E. Birmingham, who is now in the
state penitentiary. Her father was put
upon the stand and swore that the two
were husband and wife, the attorney stib
mi'ted the court records which showed
that Birmingham had been sent up from
Topeka for grand larceny. nd Judge
Hazen said: "The divorce is granted.''

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