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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL. THTJIISDAY EVENING, MARCH 7, 1901.
TIME TO THINK CALMLY ' (Continued from First Page.) upon Mr. Warner by tho Hughes organs and ra-ti?n?. and he made the follow ing' additional sutpn'r.t: Topeka, Kan.. Feb. 23. It having t-oimr tj my attention tliat 1 '"" is a - ,o-i''e i:r "e- - :i anions a Ii:irrbft- of cKczeas f Ti.p-kt that I am to The special eel. . i 'e of the shIooii ele ment at the ar.preiicm.:- primaries. 1 beg to submit the following statement to the public : I am and alwavs have been a temper ance man in the sense that I do nit drink lmoxicating liquors as a beverage. 1 ktn an J aJwav have been in favor of law and order in the sense of wanting- to ail lax - of the state ami ordinand i of th oh.v enforce!. If elected mayor I shad do ail'l can lawfully as fuch officer to f. ar'.-sylv enforce ail of th laws and or S namW ,f the state and city. Further more. I desire to say that T ttMluv ptand tmplt-dged arid shall remain unpledged to ''it (' s s r ti James A. Warner, the Candidate for Mayor, Who Has Always Been Consistent. r,v faction of the Voters of this city, ex cept in the sense that I am a Republican at (i a candidate of that party for the of fice i mavor. As to mv posi'ion now upon the question most xrominer.t in the public mind. I beg to refer the voter of this city to my rec ord as a couneiiman during the pa-st five year?, in wrot h they wl'-l l'.nel that I uni formly voted upon the shie of law en forcement: it is true teat I dd vote t. iJt.st Mr. Stahl for chief of police: lo calise, first. J am opposed to the importa tion of mt-a for municipal officers; and. f eeond. because I l-lo-w 1 that he would Irove inef:icient and the subsequent reifrn of terror caused by burglars and incon ouiris seems to have conr.rmed my .judtr rnent. In ihe matter of police iunee. ciiarse? have airean'y been preferred gainst Mr. Maaw. if thev are sustained I certainly couhl not vote to retain him in that position. 1 iniiiht add that I today Ftand and si;:- !1 stari'l ti ;!!. to any--i e t r any position . -i any department in ttie city, if elected I shall endeavor with the asH.stam-e of the c ilincintrn to fill all j'iai-es wi:ii cai'itbie ni n who will be In structed t- perform their duty and if they fait wid be asked tj resign, and their 1 tilled itn men who will perform trieir tlut . 1 think I know the meaninsr of the oath cf rf:ice of the mayor of Topeka and if 1 am p. rmitte i to take that oaj h I shall try to prove to the people that when I ttvear to e-.r- ro. the ordoia'ices of the titv 1 mean what I sav. Respect fnllv sub mitted. J. tf. WAKNKR. 'I ns comprise? Mr. Warner's ple.tforro. Ther- is no tir certainty at,ut any of his statements. He carried ini he campaign lor mavor the. spirit- methoiis that have hara-t-nz.-d his career a3 a councilman itiiU business man. WHAT PEOPLE THINK. Law and Order Advocates Tell Why They Are For Warner. Following are statements from law and order advocates who are also sup IfOrters cf Mr. Warner. K. W. Benedict, uho was a member of the law an.l order league, s&ii: "As the time fur voting at the primary epproaches every patriotic and law abidir. citizen is surj-iosed to consider feriousiy the character and qualifica tions of each, candidate and this is un doubtedly tr duty of each loyal citi En. Considering this to be the case we should lay aside- ad personal prejudice nd vote conscientiously for the prosper ity, development and advancement of this beautiful city. -As we van only judife of the future y mr experiences and observations of the past, let us consider some of the oualiti-s of J. S. Warner, one of the candidates, for the highest position in the liift of the capital city, that of mayor. "A!r. Warner has for manv years been a citiaen of TVpka. He is a sober and industrious man. Xo one doubts that he is a law abidiner citizen. He believes Ftrictiy in law enforcement. He attends to his own business He has demon strated beyond the doubt of the most Fkptieal that he is a business succ-ps p.n-i no cne has ever intimated that his Fucccsa is not due to honest methods. He is a man who thinks before he acts, and expresses himself in few words without any nourishes or foolishness and those who kr.ow him in business or as a councilman will approve of this state ment. -He is a man that does not seek of fice but is soueht for because of compe tency and experience and his friends called him for councilman and have now Invited him to run for mayor. 'What baa he done for the city as councilman? For many years he has Topeka, ffeeeived eLfl FOR RE "it NT Cf I promptly and faithfully attended to the duties of the position. He lias never been found wanting in any redded de velopment of Topeka. He has favored municipal ownership of w aterworks, waa a strong advocate cf paved streets and good roads. In the front ra;-.k in an ef fort to secure and develop public parka to the extent of our requirements. "He vitei on temperance ordinances tt!i"0 practical and to the best interests of the city. A record favoring- ail devel opment and law enforcement in the city and only one act ever questioned. A rec ord second to none of any public officer in America. 'The only act or vote objected to waa carefully considered and conscientiously done and as he voted with the majority and a majority in the council represents a majority of the people, he must be on the side most popular -ith the people and hence on the side of right and evpnta since that time have proven to most good citizens that he was rig-ht. iV'v , J "Mr. "Warner is a firm business man. and says he will enforce the law and his numerous friends and citizens who know him believe he will do as he says." FROM MF.S. CASE. Mrs. A. H. Case, the well Known wo man lawyer arui temperance worker, said: "I shall support Mr. "Warner because I have known him for ten years and be cause during that time he has been a consistent temperance man, a good cit izen and a successful business man. "It seems to me that the women are being fooled and humbugged, and it pains me to see it. They ask me why I am against the "law and order can didate, and I answer that it is becauso the law and order organizations have endorsed a whisky man. Such action is disgraceful, and I don't believe the good women of Topeka will stand It. "It 13 an outrage that a man bf Mr. "Warner's character must be abused and lied about -because he takes a straight forward manly position. I am sorry that the women ara helping such a. cause. "There are food temperance men in Topeka lots -of them but still we must have a whisky man for mayor. "I know that the women have Mr. Hughes' written promises that he will do certain things, but I never yet knew a man who would promise everybody who came to him anything who carried out those promises. Mr. Warner did hot promise to do anything. He has made a record and the people know what to expect, and bis spoken or writ ten promise would cot make it ar.y stronger, i want a man who will en force all the laws, and I am for James S. Warner for mayor." FROM AIR, GRIGGS. Mr. G. H. Griggs, a well known law and order advocate, wrote the follcwins letter: To the Kditor of the State Journal. Law and order organizations have en dorsed Mr. Husrhes and ask ail good Re publicans to endorse him by their bal lots at the primaries March 9. I am sorry soich is the case. First Because I have always stood by and voted for men and measures which I thought would lead to that much desired condition of things; viz: enforcement of all laws and consequent peace and order in our much loved city, and as far as I understand the situa tion at this time I cannot conscien tiously support him. because of his past record ar.d preseatt standing in public and private affairs which ara not so obscure that they may cot be known ar.d read by all who are inter ested and wish to know. Second Because I find a great many other law and order loving people shar ing with me this same feeling, that ws will not reach this de-ired condition by supporting Mr. Hughes. Third Because of past experiences in the betrayal of our trust in good men, who before election were so overly anx ious to serve the dear people in official positions as to make all kinds of pledges and promises to ail kinds of people who controlled tiio power of bailot to put them in office. I know that "charity covereth a multi tude of sins," therefore I take no issue with those who see fit to support him and am only sorry that it is so. The other candidate who will ask for the endorsement of all good Republicans at the primary has not rushed around for the endorsement of this or that fac tion, league, or organization, but simply asks their support in a quiet, straight Ks, JTr 3. .16 9. jgoh&n ioo S, Facsimiles of the Receipts for Reat of the forward, businesslike way, characteris tic of the man. In comparing recordsand standing, past and present of the two ndidates, 1 think Mr. Wainer has the advantage by far on the side of the "greater good, " consequently I must conclude that we would naturally ex pect the greater good to result to the city from his administration of public affairs. I do not endorse his position in the case of Chief Stahl.at the same time I do not condemn him as a "wet" because of that position. I can not see as yet that such position has or will in the future seriously hinder or help the enforcement of law. Should a majority of his constituents petition him to vote for confirmation of Mr. Stahl no doubt he would willingly do so. Mr. Warner relies on his record and standing, public and private.for endorse ment at the primaries and if elected on hi oath of office as a pledge to do his whole duty, which he no doubt consid ers sufficient and more binding than pre election promises. Is this not a many position? Did we ask more of our present loyal and bra'Q executive who is soon to retire? Ladies and gentlemen, fellow voters of Topeka. if you have any other good rea sons why we should support Mr. Hughes, than his promises, let us have them be fore the primaries. We cannot afford to make a mistake at this time. G.'H. GRIGGS. i 1P27 Harrison Street. FROM A WOMAN VOTER. To the Editor of the State Journal: In Wednesday's issue of the Topeka Capital I read a short editorial under the headline "Stand Together." Per mit me to thank that kind editor through your, paper. Voting is a priv ilege very rarely accorded to the women, hence election day is the "great day of the feast" in our estimation. So again I say thanks for the timely advice and kindly enlightenment by the editor re garding that eventful day. Ke says that all who are opposed to joints should vote for Colonel Hughes. I can't thank the good editor enough for telling us how to use our little grain of common sense on such occasions. Yet the "still small voice" keeps saying to me, Will you be of that number who, having eyes, see not, and ears, hear rot, and noses, smell not? Take heed unto thy self and walk in wisdom's pleasant ways and follow in fcer peaceful paths, and vote for the man of upright heart, which being interpreted mear.s the clean man. RUTH SHARP. FROM MR. NEWELL To the Editor of the State Journal: With your permission I wish to say a few words on the "mayor" question. Eleven years ago I came to Topeka and cast my first vote for ft I. Cofran for mayor and have supported the can didate backed by the State Journal ev ery election from that time until this, both by voice and vote. Not simply be cause he was championed by the State Journal, but because it has always stood for principle and integrity and put par ty prejudice in the back ground. In the coming campaign I am glad to see it maintaining the same principle. I have always been a friend and advocate of woman's suffrage, especially in muni cipal elections, because I believed our greatest and best reforms would result thereform; but when appealed to by wo men, some of whom were mothera of young men, to vote for a man like Col. Hughes for mayor, I felt like repenting in "sackcloth and ashes." Right at the time, too, when It Is a life and death struggle between law and lawlessness, when sobriety and decency are arrayed against purity and the home. How can a young man's mother support for ruler of our beautiful city a man who permits these iniquitous dens in his own property? Young- wife, how can you afford to support for ruler of our city a man who has been an avowed friend and supporter of that trarnc which would ruin your home? Oh. but you say he promised to be good if we would support him for mayor. One of the arguments I have heard in favor of Hughes was that he married a good man's daughter "God bless the good man's daughter, but give us a clean man for mayor." "With every appeal for a vote for Mr. Hughes comes an excuse or apology for his past record. If in our city of 40.000 people we are compelled to support a man for whom apologies must be made, let us change the name of Topeka to Sodom or Gomorrah. I have been a. neighbor of Mr. "War ner's for ten years and in that time I know of not one act either public or pri vate for which an apology need be made. The one straw which his opponents are endeavoring to make break the camel's back is that he voted against the confirmation of Mr. Stahl. In so doing he used good business-like com mon sense, a characteristic of his. "With due respect to Mr. Stahl, he has not one single ciualification for chief of police. Mr. "Warner voted against Mr, Stahl because he believed Mr. Stahl was in competent for the position. Since our new chief has taken charge crime and lawlessness have attained a footing in our city stronger than for many years previous. Not because the chief's in tentions were not good, but because he was inexperienced in dealing witii the criminal element. Mr. Warner stands on his past rec ord as councilman, business man, pri vate citizen. "Col." Hughes stands on pledges made since his recent flop, caused by that littla mayorite bee buz Vo Top ak a. Ke. deceived e FOR RENT OF f or - mon t nVtf3 fc2 rr. Hughes building for an Open Saloon. zing as it were, in, his very ear, so near and yet no far,. J. P. NEWELL. FROM MRS. DUGGAX. "I have known Mr. Warner intimate ly for the past eleven years, and there is nothing that can be said against him as an honorable, upright man. He has been successful in business, and it is fair to presume that he would make a successful mayor. It is a shame that he is being misrepresented as he is. He; told me faithfully yesterday that he has never had anything to do with any be?r parties, as has been reported; that he is not a liquor man. and never has beer.. The report that his election is being ad vocated by the liquor element he denies, and says that whenever approached by liquor men he sends them away, telling them he wants nothing to do with them. "Mr. Warner promises. If elected, to crusn out every saloon and joint in To peka, so far as is in his power. He ha3 not made any bluster about what he in tends t do, because he believes in do ing rather than talking. It seems to be in this way that the ladies have been misled, because other men have macle high-sounding promises of what they would do if elected. "I have nothing to say aeafnst anvone: but I do know that Mr. Warner is being basely misrepresented. Mv husband has known him tor eighteen years, and his Ufa has been of the highest type morallv. He should receive the support of all for the office of mavor." f . FROM MRS. NATION. I Countv Jail. Topeka, . Kan.. Feb. 19. 1. The Lord woke? me up early this first morning in Topeka jail and said: "Write to my people, the colored people of To peka." and he told me what to sav. I may not sav all. but will trv to t'hava just read as I opened to the 4!th and 50th Psalms. Thank God that, althoueh I ara in jail, the word of the Lord is not bound. I know I am here because it is the will of God that I am, and good will come of it. The devil in his extremity is overreaching himself to his own destruction. Now my colored friends, you know that vour real friends are few and although thev flatter with their tongues, mischief and deceit is in their hearts, especially at this time. They have made an easy prev of vou. but what have they done for ycu? Ttiev bum you they love just such work because they are devils, and that is his work, and he can't wait until he gets vou into hell to do it. But look up: your redemption draweth nigh, because Carrie Nation, the colored men's friend, is in Topeka and she is here for your good, and He will see it. This riotous, rum-soaked, ruinous Re publican rule have been feeding them selves on you and thev have picked the bones well, but thus far and no farther shall they go. God has heard the cry of the orphan whom they starve and freeze. The howl of the woman has ever ascend ed into the ears of Him who heareth even the raven's cry. You do not know me, but God has sent me to you. Ask of what a friend Carrie Nation was to the colored people of Brazoria and Fort Bend coun ties. Texas. Jjet one speak if I have of fended him. I was often asked: "Why is it that you can keep help in cotton picking time when no one else can?" The colored woman who was mv cook for nine years was on her deathbed when T went to visit my daughter in Richmond. As soon as I heard ft I went to see her. With her last expiring breath she said: "I prayed for this; God sent ycu to me." and I said: "All go home. I will stay with Fannie tonight." and I lav by her side, close to her dying pillow and held that dear, sweet hand in mine and we sooke of the blessed, happy time when we would be together where there was no death. Look up my record wherever I have lived, and see if many, many times I have not been almost ostracized because they said I believed in negro equality just be cause I was. a friend to tho black people, who have been the best friends I ever had. I know you as a race. I know that the wicked devices of your natures are en gelic beside those of the vicious white people. They put you up to most of your meanness and leave you to hold the "bag. Now what I want you to do is to open your eyes and know your friends Your greatest enemy is this Law Enforcement league, this devil in light whose nature is devil and whose livery Is heaven. Did they make your yoke easv or your bur den light? Now the Home Defenders are going to put a clean man in for mayor, and to a man and woman vou Etand solid for him. He will be minister for good to you. not a raging uoii,. ana God defend the right. . (Signed) CARRIE NATION. RENTS TO JOINTS. How Hughes Buildiru Used as a Saloon. Was Offenders Still Occupy One of 11 is Properties. tFrom the State Journal of March 5.J The Wood brothers are still under the protecting1 care of "Col." J. W. F. Hughes. They occupy the little room at 118 East Fourth, .ostensibly as a restaurant but in fact as a joint. To be sure, a person must "know the ropes" to get liquor there, but it is to be had. This place is next door to the building used for the no torious resort at 116 East Fourth and both belong to 'Col." Hughes (or his wife). The Wood brothers, who had been ar rested repeatedly, occupied the room at Ihi East Ifourth for three months as a saloon and1' "Col." Hughes never found it out. Of course it Is now in order for him to say that he does not know that The Wood brothers are still there and at their old business, for his agent undoubtedly has not told him. A State Journal reporter visited the place today. The front part is fitted up as a cigar store and then there is a lunch --Jjollart CO 7 iC(XA counter back of that. At the rear of the room is a mysterious partition, but only the initialed are allowed to pass beyond its sacred precincts. William Wood was not present, but one or two hangers on were there, their breaths giving off a rank odor of bad whisky. When the re porter left one of the men followed him out. He called the stranger and engaged him in a conversation. "Can you get liquor there?" was asked. "Yes," replied he of the strong breath, "I can get it, but Vou can't. It is run on the quiet and you musn't ray o word about it." A visit to Mr. Hughes' agent. T. J. Fer guson, who has a second hand store next door to the restaurant, resulted in little. He was extremely reticent and did not care to discuss the question. He said that the Wood brothers bought out the restaurant after their saloon had been closed. They paid him for the rent on February 23. Mr. Ferguson did not know whether "Col." Hughes knew they were there. He said he did not pay much attention to the business. He said he had served the no tice on the Woods to vacate No. 116 t r f I . r i ' . rjr if w I t M ftfl 'i r r .! m 1 1 m 1- r ' ' 1 ii M i I - j -if" P -A ' - r r r h 1 t I'ts- I i I I I I- '"iliJ uy 1 rrrrm - r The building belonging to "Col." Hughea (or his wife) in which a joint waa run last July and August by Wm. Shaffer, and three months afterward by Wood Brothers. Tho Wood Brothers aro now in tho Hughes building next to the one shown in the cut. shortly after the smashing of "The Sen ate" and he did it at "Col." Hughes' re quest, but he had received no other in struction from him. He rented the prop erty to joints because therms "is money in it" and without consulting Hughes (or his wife). Mr. Ferguson said that he is the agent for the entire Hughes block, which In cludes the numbers at 112, 114, 116 and US East Fourth street Mr. Ferguson is a pleasant and agree able man and he evidently thoroughly understands "Col." Hushes. "He said he had introduced Hughes to Wm. Wood nffpp the -joint Rtorv came out. It does not take a person with good eves to discover that the Wood brothers are still in the Hushes property. On the window in big letters is the following sign: WOOD BROTHERS. The above sign Is on the window and if r-hlef Srahl was an experienced officer he might find that the Wood brothers are selling something besides steaks though as one of the hangers on said today, "It is done on the quiet." , "Col." Hughes undoubtedly thinks that the Wood brothers nave movea away. Thev paid rent for the place they occupy on February 23, but of course Mr. Hughes never found it out. Some one is fooling the law and order people. Hughes says he is not the one who is doins" it who is It? "Col." Hughes says he did not know a joint was being conducted in his build ing (or his wife's!. He has been ternbiy misrepresented and the State Journal hastens to place him before the public in the proper light. Mr. Hughes' building (or his wife's) was used as a joint in liMjO from July 14 until the temneranee majss meeting with a brief interval between the occupancy of the building by two different jointists. The Wood brothers were preceded as users of the Hughes building by Wm. Shaffer. Shaffer rented the Hughes building and moved in on July 14. J90o. and began sell ing liquor. Chief of Police Ramsey got evidence against him and Officers Slc Connell snd" Walker raided the place. Following is Mr. McConnell's statement concerning the raid: "We had a warrant for Shaffer at lM East Fourth street. It was early in August, but I do not remem ber the exact date. Shaffer got wind of our coming and was not there, but he left a pine board bar and a keg of beer." Meanwhile Chief Ramsey made things so warm for the Woods at their place oa Jefferson street that they were looking for a new location. Early in September Shaffer quit the Hughes building and Mr. Hughes' agent rented the place to Wm. Wood in October. They were notorious jointists and had been repeatedly ar rested. Chief Stahl did not trouble the Woods and they had a much easier time than they did during Chief Ramsey's time. A handsome bar was erected and the place became practically an open saloon and though "Col." Hughes went in rind out of the fc'uildinsr repeatedly he never dis covered that the Wood brothers were conducting an open saloon in his build ing (or his wife's), for he eays he did not know. The rent of the place was paid promptly to "Col." Hughes' agent and the agent did not tell Hughes for what his building was being used. Chief Stahl finally dis covered that there was a. line bar there, for he told the temperance mass meeting about it. but "Col." Hughes remained in blissful ignorance. Had "Col." Hughes possessed even a fair degree of the sense of smell ho would hare discovered while passing along the sidewalk to w-hat base use his building (or his wife's) had been put. but he, did not discover it when he was inside the building. He was grosslv imposed upon bv Jointist Shaffer. Jointist Wood and by his agent. T. J. Ferguson, for had he discovered by any means that a Joint was being run in his building (or his wife's) he would have "shed the last drop of his blood" long ago. WON'T BE FAIR. Hughes Organ Refuses to Correct Published Falsehoods. The following article was refused pub lication in the Hughes organ: , To the Editor: There is an old and homely saying, "Give the devil his due." T am inclined to think that some reporters and politi cians would not give the Lord His due in an article in this morning's Capital, it is stated that Dr. Eva Harding at the Ati burndale, meeting last Mor-day a'lcriHHin "made the part that Colonel Hughes took in the legislative war an issue against him in her talk." I want to say that that is a misstatement. She 'id not mention it in her speech, but in the dis cussion following, when a lady brought It up as an arcttiriient that Colonel Ihienes, would do his duty, she replitd, but did not then make it an Issue. "The meeting almost broke up in a row." This state ment is a deliberate falrehood. There was not the semblance of a row not even an angrv word. Asram, the paner states "that Dr. Harding was asked some embarrassing questions, got mad and de clined to talk." This is a fabrication out of whole cloth. tiie was not embar rassed by a single question asked, she did not refuse to talk and she did not go away mad. -Furthermore, there is not the least foundation for any statement a.s to how the ladies would vote, as very few expressed themselves and no one asked the question. 1 am not writing this r ) '. .-.- r-n In a partisan spirit, as I expect to go to the polls on Saturday and cast my vote for Colonel Hughes, but in vindica tion of an earnest, honest woman, who is too much of a lady "to get mad and take her doll rags and go home": also in justi fication of the ladies of Auburndale. MRS. D. C. BURSON. HUGHES AND HXS HAIJAGEK. Campaign Boomer Waa Secretary of Drinking Club. From State Journal of March 4. That the law and order cause Is again being betrayed is evident. The active Hughes manager is A. D. .tsauer. iast summer a ciimiviiie sort was started in the Jockheck build- ing between Fifth street and Sixth ave- MEMBERSHIP CARD. SHAWNEE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION. THIS CARD, when I a M iJfiiidtitUCf " J One of the cards signad by Hughes' campaign manager which secured admittance of holder to saloon in Jockheck building. nue on Kansas avenue. The place was equipped with a fine bar, and Wm. Kiley was bartender. It was organized under the name "Shawnee Athletic Club," and the secretary and promoter was A. D. Bauer. Is it any wonder that he is doing all he can to force the nomi nation of Hughea for mayor of To peka? it EUGHES FAILED. How lie Tried to Get Endorse ment of Home Defenders. Mrs. Nation Acted as Questioner and Was Sot Fooled. "Col." Hughes wants votes and he doesn't care how he gets them. He is willing to promise anything. After he had forced himself onto the law and or der organization in spite of the protests of consiscnt, law abiding and conserv ative members he looked about for new worlds to conquer and he thought of the Home Defenders and at the request of Mrs. Nation he attended a meeting to make more pledges and secure one more endorsement, if possible. But Mrs. Nation and the Home De fenders did not swallow the bait. Fhey read Hughes like an open book. His scheme was too palpable and he left tle meeting crestfallen. The following account of the effort of Hughes to secure the endorsement of the Home Defenders was written by a State Journal reporter who was present during the interview as it was publibh ed in the State Journal of February IS: "You are not the man to be mayor we want a clean man." v These were the words which Mrs. Car rie Nation, speaking for the Home De fenders, gave as the ultimatum of that bodv, regarding the candidacy of J. W. F. Hushes for mayor. She spoke to Mr. , Hughes personally in the presence of ':" members of the jDefenders after he loi i submitted to jmcb a cross-tire of qu -s-tions as completely confuted him ard made him glad to excuse himself as s.n as possible. The session of Mr. Huro with the Defenders was held late Sat urday afternoon in the office cf Ir. Kv i Harding and lasted only about 35 min utes. But in that short time they dr. -w from Mr. Hughes such information a satisfied them fully that they could i'.'t support him for mayor in the c(r,ir.r municipal campaign. Mr. Ilnirtvs ha 1 been asked to epp ur before the won "- and about S o'clock the examinati n began with Mrs. Nation as chief qii-s-tkmer. The first question asked llujjhi-J was : "Are you a candidate for mayor?" "Yes." How are you on the prohibition of Kansas? Don't you believe it made Kansas?" "Yes. I believe in enforcing ,lt." "Do you drink?" "I am not a habitual drinker." "Do you go into the joints '" . "I do not frequent them." In tv lle.S "Do you ever go into the j.tinta? per. sistc-d .Mrs. isation. "No." "Well, what makes your face S' red?' "My mother set me out in the sunt when I was t years old, and the wood peckers fed me." "i'ou are something like Adam: yon lay everything on a woman. When I went down to your cflice the other day you kindly invited me in; but I told ycu the smell was so bad I could not g i if, and you said your mother was the cic- j of it; that she smoked, and you intima ted that the bonds of heredity were si strong in this regard that you couldn't recover yourself. "Ho you smoke cigarettes'?" continue! Mrs. Nation. "Yes. I have smoked cigarettes for 35 years." "You are to be pitied more tha i blamed; you are in a condition to be helped and not to help others." - "I always expect to smoke cigarettes " During the interview some of the il eal Defenders who knew his record hot ter than Mrs. Nation knew it. ashed him regarding his ownership of iropeity where a joint was run. Mrs. Mary White interrogate! hirn a to whether or not he knew if ho ,m-i I property where liquor was sold. Html; replied at first that all the property c ' owned in Topeka was his res.ider.eo. afterward acknowledged that lus wi:-t owned some. Mrs. C. P. Chndwick then asked If !. didn't own the property on Fasti. Fi ir' it street w here the Wood lu'ol In ra kept a joint. "I don't own that: my wife owns th it property." was his answer. Some of the womne su-tn'sied that man and wife were rot sui posed to run a business separately. Tie n ope or two more questions were asked ami tho wo men finally were led to conclude that the Woods brothers had lie-n rciinii'sr a. soup house in the front part and a J.ii.c in the rear of the buiidiuir owned by Hughges or his wife or both. They also decided that since he a- unable to know what sort of biisinc- was being conducted in his own prop erty, he did not possess the trait cun ning to such a degree as would warrant them in supporting him for mayor of Topeka. Then Mrs. Nation stood up and with that decision and emphasis which hei experience in saloon smashing has given her said: "Women, I think this is a nice looking man. but don't vote for him for mayor." Addressing Mr. Hughes. "You are n t the man to be mayor; we mint a clean man. You go and clean yourself up " By this time Mr. Hughes appeared to be embarrassed, and 1 sg'U to be ex cused, saying that lie had, an enp a ment. When the womei. iro'itiohed cigarette smoking he declared he v::;a not breaking any statute by Ifuulguig in the practice. But the women re plied that they wanted a man who would be controlled by conscience, as well as by law. "If he cleans himself up within four years from now. vote for liim." advised Mrs. Nation. "Keep your eye on him, women; he's got a good heart, but thtj devil s got a cinch on him." Hughes edged toward tle door but half a dozen Defenders surrounded hi in and becan to talk with hit-.. "I didii t come up here to talk to a 1 these wo men," he complained. "1 cniy came up to talk to Mrs. Nation." o ...... consolingly as sht 1 "You know Shakes 'I'm your friend.' said Mrs. nation clasped run i. speare says 'Hast thou properly sigqed, certifies t Wl fc ' ' l-f SSI WW.V ' f I V a friend, grapple him to thee with hooka of steel.' " Then, as Hughes ma le an other effort to go, she said: "Meet ma in heaven!" "I will," replied he, trein biinglv. Then Mrs. Nation released h-r handclasp and as Huirhes fld throucn the door and down stairs Mrs Nation shouted after him: "God bless you! God bless you!" I Mrs. Nation said afterward In discuss ing the interview: "1 am sorry fir that man, for he Is to be pitied: he is a poor, weak man, and I am sorry we forced hiui to tell so many thinirs that were not true. Why, do you know you can al most see the whisky dripping from Lis ears. "What a shame it is that the good women, of Topeka should endorse su-ri a man. That Is the trouble with liw women; they allow themselves to be fooled. This man made a speech t i them and they endorse! lilm without asking anything more. What a shame! What a shame! W hy. we evn mad him admit that he owned a bunding in which there was a joint." NOTHING TOO LOW. Disreputable Nepro Says lie Was OfTered Sloney. The Hughea force must be driven to the last ditch. Tne-y claim tin-, ail the; good people in Topeka are for Flushes, and all the whisky faction for Warner, and they flaunt in the faces of the pub lic the name of Rul'us Fra.ier as cue whom the Warner fo.ee trI to cor rupt with money. Fiazier is a ni-sni with a shady record. He helped raio a row in the colored Baptist (.lurch and was shot by Rev. G. D. Olden while try ing to. assault him. He Juis a poiiee ccurt record, and before he became a. Hughes striker bis business was wriung policy. When such a character is use 1 tot slander a man like Mr. Warner it la about time for soma ou to call a halt.