The Topeka State Journal from Topeka, Kansas on September 7, 1896 · 2
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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAIi, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1896. ' . r 8EWALIJ0 LOSE. Eren if Brjan Is Elected He Can't Be, Says the Boston Herald After Close Figuring. SE WALL'S CAKE DOUGII On Account of the Populist Plan Of Fusion. Boston Herald's Figures Given In Full. Boston, Sept 7 The Herald publishes the following special from Its Washington correspondent: The defeat of Mr. Sewall and of the possibility of the election of a full Democratic ticket of any character seems to have been settled by recent state conventions. The plan of fusion which Is being carried out between Chicago Democrats, free silver Republicans and Populists makes It imposible that Mr. Sewall can be elected vice president by the electoral college, even though Mr. Bryan may be chosen president. The fusion programme in the great states of the west and in the southern states contemplates a union electoral college, upon which at least a part of the electors shall be for Bryan and Watson instead of Bryan and Sewall. Mr. Bryan may sweep these states by tremendous majorities, but Mr. Sewall cannot get more than the fixed proportion of electors allotted to him by the Populists, because there will be only that number of Sewall electors in the field. The fusion plans are not yet complete in all the states, but Ohio Democrats have conceded five of the 2S electors on their ticket to the Populists. Michigan Democrats have conceded three out of 14. California Democrats have conceded four out of nine. Colorado Democrats one out of four. In Oregon the Democratic organization, even of the silver sort, will have no party to claim the field, and will support the four Watson electors. Plans for fusion are under consideration in Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas and in nearly every southern and western state. The southern states, without Maryland and Delaware, which will probably go against silver, have 14S electoral votes. The 19 votes of the mining states, ten from Kansas, eight from Nebraska, nine from California, four from Oregon and three from Washington, would raise this total to 201. One more great western state like Illinois, or two smaller states, like Indiana and Michigan, would elect Mr. Bryan. Illinois alone would make his vote 225, and give him a majority of six in the electoral college. It is an Interesting question where Mr. Sewail wr.u'd be left by such a combination of everts. The five states in the north and west named above would choose 17 less Sewall electors than Bry-nn electors, and Mr. Sewall' s vote vo'Md shrifk by that number. The votes which he will lose in the southern states are likely to be much more numerous. The Populists of Kentucky have demanded half of the electoral ticket for Watson, and the big sound money revolt in the state makes it nearly certain that no Bryan electors can be chosen witiiout the Populist vote. This would take six or seven electors away from Mr. Sewall, even if the state went for Bryan and Wation.The loss of Sewall electors throughout the south would hardlv be less than 40, and with additional losses in California. Oregon, Colorado and Illinois, the total loss, even if Mr. Bryan were elected, would be about 60. . The eleotion of Bryan by the combination given above would leave Mr. Sewall with 15 votes. Mr. Watson with 60 and Mr. Hobart with 219. The only probable chance for Mr. Sewall under such conditions, woula lie in the fact tha.t his would be one of the two names submitted to the senate for their choice and the senate will have a majority of former Republicans, and. even though some of them are for silver, they are quite as likely to prefer their party-candidate as a New England free silver Democrat. Nothing could elect Mr. Sewall vice president under the plans of the Populist combine except a silver victory which carried every great state of the Mississippi valley. Illinois. Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. Nothing less than this would make Mr. Sewall a possibilty as vice president of the United States, and even this possibility would vanish if sound money should carry one or two such states as Kentucky, Missouri or Virginia. Sound money' Democrats who have been studying this situation declare that it will be a. powerful argument against the Bryan ticket. The situation proves, they declare, that there is no sincere purpose to elect any Democratic ticket, even of the sort put in nomination at Chicago, and that the Democratic organization is simply made to tender to the Populist machine. The pretence that the Democrats have upon their ticket a conservative man of business from New England loses Its force as an argument in favor of its conservative character when plans have been made which make It impossible that such a man can be elected. These plans, moreover, have not been made against the wishes and protests of supporters of the Chicago ticket, but have required and received their full consent and approbation.. The hand of the national committee and of Chairman Jones is well understood to have been felt in many states in favor of a fusion, where reputable Democrats eeemed to hesitate to sink their party in the r.ew silver combine. If it Is said that these concessions to Populism are necessary to success, the sound money Democrats answer that the only sort of success possible of achievement is the success of the Populist end of the combination. Bryan himself is a half-fledged Populist, and what Democracy there is on the ticket is to be carefully excluded from any possibility of sharing in the triumph which is expected by the Populists In November. A Look Through South, Missouri tor lour Cents. The Kansas City, Fort Scott & Mem phis Railroad Co. has Just issued a magnificent book of sixty or more photo-engraved views of varied scenery in south Missouri. From the.'e views cn accurate knowledge can be obtained as to the productions and general topography of that highly favored section that is now attracting the attention of home-seekers and investors the country over. The title of the book is "Snap Shots in South Missouri." It will be mailed free upon le-eeipt of postage, four cents. Address. J. E. LOCKWOOD, Kansas City, Mo KANSAS HUMOR. Essay on Gasoline Stoves From Pow-hattan Department of "Fairview Courier." "Gasoline stoves are a nighty handy thing to cook with," said the Powhat-tan fat woman, "but they are like some men, you never know when they are going to take a cranRy spell, at which time they are liable to flare up all of a sudden and scare the wit3 out of a person, if you monkey with them. Synopsis saw one in operation somewhere once and fell dead in love with it, and nothing would do but he must get one for me, against my will and wish. He argued that it was cheaper and handier than packing cobs, so when I saw he was so set I quit talking for once in my life, and let him have his way, although I am and always was powerful friendly to cobs. There is nothing can take the place of cobs with me.for they are mighty handy to have around and I hope to never see the day when I can't have 'em where I can grab 'em when I'm in a hurry. Well Snop brought home his new fangled Btove and stood around gazing proudly at it and expostulated on its good qualities till I couldn't get in a word edgeways. He said women didn't know much anyway about machinery and as I was from Missouri he reckoned he'd have to show me. So he turned on the oil and drew a match across his leg, looking as wise and important as one of those political speakers. He leaned over and touched the match to the oil, when, I don't know just how it happened, a blaze leaped clear to the ceiling and as Snop's head was directly over the stove, his beautiful red whiskers, which were his pride and joy, (and I was kinder stuck on them myself) dis- a i : : . . tj 1 ,1 hair. He let out a yell that made a horse break loose down town. and danced around and fell over the old dog and drove his head into a jar of preserves I had just made. I ran out and yelled fire and all the neighbors came a running with buckets but when they got here the oil had burned out and there was no fire except what was in Snop's eye. He was a fright. Not a hair left in sight and his head all smeared over with preserves. When I got him washed he looked like a picked chicken. He kicked the stove out doors and acted real boyish for a while but I cooled him down. I never had so many callers in my life as I did for the next few weeks. Tley all seemed to be very unhappy when they looked at Snop's head which resembled one of those globes with maps on It that they use in school. It was very hard on Synopsis but It has settled one thing. He will never again go back on the old reliable Kansas cob. LEEDi'S DATES. Populist Candidate for GovernorBook-ed to Speak at Topeka Sept 16. The Populist state central committee announce the following corrected list of appointments of J. W. Leedy, Populist candidate for governor: September 7 MePherson Septembers Lyons September9 Ellsworth September 10 Salina September 11 Minneapolis September 12 Abilene September 14 Junction City September 15 Manhattan September 16 Topeka September 17 Hiawatha September 18 Valley Falls September 19 Lawrence September 21 Carbondale September 22 Olathe September 23 Leavenworth September 24 Atchison September 25 Holton September 26 Seneca September 28 Marysville September 29 Washington September 30 Belleville October 1 4 Clay Center October 2 Minneapolis October 3 Beloit October 5 Osborne U'KINLEY FIGURES IN N. Y. Chairman Babcock Thinks Herald Canvass Sets Them Too Low. Washington, Sept. 7. Chairman Babcock of the Republican congressional committee read with interest the poll made by the New York Herald in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, showing the drift of political sentiment in those states. It caused considerable uneasiness in Democratic quarters. "I am inclined to the belief that the Herald's minimum for New York will be exceeded," said Chairman Babcock. "I think New York will give McKin-ley more than 180,000 plurality. Republican sentiment is constantly on the increase In the state, and It is probable that the figures will go far beyond even our most favorable estimates at this time. I look for a Republican victory in the city of New York, also. "The Herald is right about the Republican victories in New Jersey and Connecticut. I am not prepared to make any estimates as yet, but there is not a shadow of doubt that these states will return overwhelming pluralities for McKinley." A Look Through Missouri, Free. The Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railroad company has just issued a magnificent book of sixty or more photo-engraved views of varied scenery in south Missouri. From these views an accurate knowledge can be obtained as to the productions and general topography of that highly favored section that is now attracting the attention of home-seekers and investors the country over. The title of the book is "Snap Shots in South Missouri." It will be mailed free. Address J. E. LOCKWOOD, Kansas City, Mo. We can launder ladies' shirtwaists to suit the most critical customer. Peerless Steam Laundry. 112 and 114 West Eighth. When you take Hood's Pills. The big, old-fashioned, sugar-coated pills, which tear you all to pieces, are not in it with Hood's. Easy to take run and easy to operate, is true of Hood's Pills, which are p3" 1 R up to date In every respect III t Safe, certain and sure. All Sli W1 druggists. 25c. C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass I tie only Fills to take with Hood's SaxsapaxUla. E3o Olio Lru (u) vy) (uj EUROPEAN MARKETS FAILED; COIN HARTEF WANTS GOLD. Gets It From a Chicago Bank for an Object Lesson. From the Chicago Tribune. W. H. Harvey, "composer" and publisher of Coin's Financial School, drew out $2,500 which he had on deposit with the Metropolitan National bank yesterday drew it out in gold; in fact, he demanded gold and locked it up in an iron box in the First National bank safe deposit vaults, out of the reach of free silver panics and financial disaster. It took just one hour for Mr. Harvey, who is a regular depositor of the Metropolitan National, to induce the paying teller of the bank to hand out the gold, and the demand of the author of coin finally had to be backed up by an order from Cashier Hitchcock of the bank. Mr. Harvey went into the bank with his private secretary. Miss Josie Hix, and a canvas sack for his money. He made out a check for $2,500 at one of the desks, and after handing the sack to his secretary, stepped to the window. The paying teller took the check and looked to see If it were indorsed. "I want the whole amount in gold, if you please," said Mr. Harvey. The paying teller leaned against the screen and gave evidence of fainting. "Gold, did you say, Mr. Harvey? Gold? What on earth do you want with gold? Why, we can't let you have $2,500 worth of gold. We aren't paying out gold on checks now." "O, I only wanted to use it as an object lesson," said Mr. Harvey. " "Well, that's just what we want to keep it for," replied the teller. Mr. Harvey spent about thirty minutes arguing with the paying teller, while a number of the bank's patrons watched the "object lesson" from the corridors of the bank, or went home to think about it. Finally, the man who wrote "Coin" appealed to Cashier Hitchcock. He wanted to put the money in a safe deposit box, he said, but. only as another object lesson to the people. After a long talk in the private office of the cashier, Mr. Harvey was seen to present an order to the teller to pay the amount in gold. Two minutes later he and his private secretary were hurrying from the Metropolitan National bank in La Salle street to the First National bank in Dearborn street, and soon after the gold was locked up in Mr. Harvey's strong box in the safe deposit department. Then the man who wrote "Coin" went home, feeling that a part at least of the money he has made from his book was safe against a possible panic. Mr. Harvey could not be found last night, but his private secretary. Miss Hix, said the money was drawn out so it could be shown to the people. "You see," she said, "Mr. Harvey is expecting to go out on a long tour, and he wants to take the money with him as an object lesson. I think he intends to prove with the money that all the gold in the world would make a cube not over twenty-two feet square, as he states in his 'School.' "I went with Mr. Harvey to the First National bank safety deposit vaults, where he left it for safe keeping. He had an awful time getting the money from the Metropolitan National bank, and it finally required a special order from Mr. Hitchcock and a promise to bring it all back before election day." When Miss Hix was asked if Mr. Harvey was not running considerable risk carrying so much gold around with him, she said she presumed he Intended to ship it from town to town. He would have to carry it to and from the lecture, however. GREAT MEN'S DOUBLES. Men Who Look Like McKinley or Bryan Badly "Wanted. Chicago, Sept. 7. There is money waiting for the man who looks like McKinley at the office of a real estate dealer in the Title and Trust building. The man who resembles Bryan can also realize on his features at the same place. The only requirement is that such men shall be willing to show their faces to the public and try to appear as much like presidential nominees as possible. No evidences of mental strength will be expected. The successful applicants will not be required to attempt any oratorical feats, or enunciate any por litical doctrines. Their occupation will consist chiefly In saying nothing and looking wise. R. C. Givins is the man who wants McKinley and Bryan "doubles," and Is willing to pay them liberal salaries for their services. He has been advertising for them since last Monday, and has almost come to the conclusion that the Republican and Democratic national committees are respectively enjoying facia! monopolies. Thus far he has found nobody who could, under any WILL HE BUY OF UNCLE SAM? possible circumstances, be mistaken for the standard bearer of either political party. It has been discovered, however, that Chicago has a few men who believe they might change places with Major McKinley or William Jennings Bryan without any risk. One of these men called at Mr. Givins' office and insisted that his resemblance to Mr. Bryan was making life a burden for him. He complained that people were continually trying to shaks hands with him and asking him his views on the silver question. This man was about 5 feet 7 inches tall and had red hair. He was willing to wear a wig to strengthen the resemblance, and also offered to prove that he was an orator of no mean pretensions. The men who thoueht they looked like Maj. McKinley have each been lacking in some essential feature. One had a wooden leg. Another had a mustache. One had a bald head and strong convivial instincets. Some were tall and some were short, but all were confident that they could pass for the distinguished Republican if given a chance. WOMEN CLEAN AN ALLEY. Disgusted With Slow Going Officials at St. Louis. St. Louis, Sept. 7. The new woman has rushed In where the street commissioner fears to tread. She has risen in her might and given the municipal authorities an object lesson. As a result there is one clean alley in St. Louis. The ladies who live in the neighborhood know it is clean, for they cleaned it themselves. A more spick and span stretch of St. Louis pavement than that between Randolph street and Scott avenue, and between Jefferson and Ewing avenues, Is not to be found In St. Louis. But it wasn't that way until the newest new woman got out her shovel and her hoe and rolled up her sleeves and went to work in the same way she rides a bicycle man fashion. The ladies living on Randolph street and Scott avenue, west of Jefferson avenue, have been trying for months to get the city authorities to clean the alley. Day by day the filth and refuse accumulated. First the ladies told their husbands about it. The husbands notified the street department, but their protest was not noticed. Then the ladies themselves complained to the municipal authorities, but got nothing but honeyed words and promises. The stench from the alley didn't mix well with honeyed words, and the ladies became more and more indignant. They protested to the health department. That didn't do any good. Then the ladies got desperate. They decided to set an example for the big, strong men down at the city hall. And they did. Saturday morning the women turned. A man with an ash wagon drove down the alley. Mrs. Hamilton of 20S1 Scott avenue asked him what he would charge to haul away the section of municipal rottenness back of her shed. He said 10 cents, and she closed the bargain. That wasn't all. A bright idea struck Mrs. Hamilton. She went around among the neighbors. The ladies got their heads together and decided that they would just clean up the old alley themselves, seeing the street department wouldn't do it. Then they would pay the man to haul away the rubbish. Ten minutes later there was a queer scene in that alley. The women piled out of the back gates armed with shovels, hoes and brooms. There were fully fifty of them when the work commenced, and their number kept swelling all the time, until at one stage of the game there were more than 100 women and girls at work. And how they worked! They tucked up their skirts and used the shovels in the approved fashion, except that they didn't spit on their hands or kill time by stopping to light their pipes. Everybody was good natured about it. There was no profanity, but the ladies were very much in earnest, nevertheless. They first scraped the dirt together with hoes and then shoveled it in little piles in the center of the alley. The man with the wagon did the rest. He didn't do all the rest, thoiigh, for the ladies helped him load his wagon like they were used to it. At noon three little piles of rubbish alone remained of all the dirt and filth which had covered the alley for three blocks a few hours before. The ladies who did the work were not accustomed to hard labor. They are ladies with families and servants of their own. but they just wanted to show the city officials that they would rather spoil their white hands than live in an atmosphere of filthy Marriage of Newspaper People. Charles XT. Becker of the Kansas City-Star and Miss Eveline M. Hoadley of the Kansas City World will be married on Thursday morning of this week at the residence of the father of the groom, in Lawrence. Kan. A short honeymoon will be Indulged in, after which the couple will return to Kansas City and take up their residence there. TAKESJTBACK. Henry Clews Partially Withdraws His Statement That Wall Street Would Start a Rebellion IF FREE SILVER WINS. But Clings to the Main Feature of His Threat. Says Free Silver Agitation Is Waning. New York, Sept. 7. The following is Henry Clews' weekly circular issued from his office, 35 Wall street, New York: New York, Sept. 5, 1896. Financial affairs at this centre have shown, during the past week, the evidences of recovery which were foreshadowed in my last advices. It has been more than once intimated in these letters that the great alarm of late months has been produced rather by impending possibilities as to matters of the very gravest nature than by any decided probability that the things feared would be actually accomplished. It is true that this distinction does not warrant the supposition that the apprehension has been groundless; for the financial and political revolution embodied in the Chicago platform is so completely and to the last degree ruinous that, if the chances of the adoption of such a programme were only as one in ten, even that measure of possiblity was sufficient to warrant extraordinary precautions by every man who has any interests to protect. Nevertheless.there is this to be noted in this distinction between the possibilities and probabilities, that in proportion as the chances of these evils happening diminished, the less force would the mere possibility of the catastrophes possess as an element of disturbance. We have now reached a point at which the impossibility of the American people ever sanctioning such suicidal policies as are incorporated in the Bryan platform is becoming each day more emphatically evident. The enormity of the proposals has so deeply aroused the self-respect and the patriotism of our intelligent citizens that an overwhelming defeat of the revolutionary party has become a self-evident certainty to every one who can read the signs of the times, or can discern the temper of the American people. This it is which is now working a marked change for the better in the tone of affairs in business circles. The results of the Vermont election are construed as foreshadowing the sure repudiation of free coinage by the people at the November election. Equally, the organization of the National Democracy at the Indianapolis convention, is viewed as dooming the Populo-Democratie element to inevitable defeat and making more certain the election of the Republican ticket. Beyond these indications of the November outcome, the general drift of information from private and political sources is that the silver cause is waning a drift which will become much more evident when the National Democracy gets its forces marshaled and in the field. It may be proper to here call attention to a most unfair perversion by silver agitators, of language used by me in my "letter circular" of May 23d last in speaking of the attitude of the financial interests towards the silver agitation. The part of that circular has been used by the sllverites as representing Wall street as prepared for a usurpation of power to coerce congress in the event of passing such a law as is referred to. The following letter, replying to a California gentleman who asks for an explanation in a spirit of friendly candor, may put these misrepresentations in their true light: New York, Aug. 31, 1896. E. L. Conger, Esq., President Throop Polytechnic Institute, Pasadena, Cal. : Dear Sir: The construction put upon the language which I used some time ago in my weekly letter, regarding the action of Wall street in the event of a free silver victory, does me serious injustice, and totally misconstrues the spirit of my assertion. The language was thaf'if congress should by a two-thirds vote of both houses pass a bill fixing free coinage of silver at 16 to 1 it would evoke conditions in Wall street that would defeat or prevent its execution." By the term We.ll street we of the east think not alone of the brokers dealing in shares on the exchange but the vast concentrated interest of the country, the extensive banking capital, the multitude of investors, the poor as well as the wealthy. The "conditions" here implied are a supposed popular feeling that w ould be hostile to a measure that in my opinion might prove ruinous to Wall street business, as well as to oth-es kinds of business connected therewith, such as railroad enterprise, for instance. Wall street being the great barometer of general business would naturally feel the hostile influence first and keenest, and would naturally sound a note of warning that would be reverberated throughout the nation. It was so when congress attempted to legislate against speculating in gold. The consequence was that gold advanced 100 per cent at once, and threatened to prove disastrous to business. Congress immediately perceiving the evil results to which such legislation would lead, rescinded its action forthwith and permitted business to go on in its natural course, subject to the influence of supply and demand. Thus it Is that wherever legislation has unduly interfered with business interests the result has been mischievous. This has been illustrated in every attempt at such legislation since the sumptuary-laws were proven to be a signal failure in Rome and since then centuries ago in England. All such legislation Is apposed to public policy and in restraint of trade, and it tramples upon principle, upon the right of everybody in trade, small or great. If the law could fix the market price of every commodity it could just as equitably dictate what we should eat, drink and wear. Attempts have been made several times in congress to enact laws, like the Washburn option measure, against dealing in futures, but without success. Germany has now enacted a law restricting dealings in stocks, but that will soon go the way of all of its kind, though upheld by tyrannical power in the meantime. It was against such legislation that my remarks were directed, and I still adhere to them in this sense. I never intimated that Wall street was potent enough to upset or defy a national law, nor would it be so inclined under any circumstances: but I do say that the opinion of security holders and that of other financial interests is strong enough and influential enough to aid in a movement to repeal a law that would be very Injurious to the business interests of the country. This is an answer to your letter of August 24, in which you ask for an explanation of the points above stated. Yours very truly, HENRY CLEWS. In addition to the large recovery of confidence due to the hopeful political tendencies above referred to, the situation in Wall street has been materially improved from the large import of gold, which is known now to have reached $20,000,000, including what is on the way. Good authorities have estimated that we shall get at least $30,000,000 before the current stops; but others are confident of the total reaching $40,000, 000. This shows the advantage of being on the world's money basis; for this importation of gold comes here as money, and while it does not go into actual circulation amongst the people, it does go into bank3 and performs the functions of circulation just the same, as it relieves the notes that would otherwise have to be held in reserve. The same is the case as regards so much of the receipts as go into the treasury, as much of It Will. It releases a corresponding amount of legal tender money, which will pass into the general circulation. If we had silver basis money, this gold would be nothing more than merchandise to us, on account of its high premium. As a matter of fact, if we were on a silver basis we could not attract gold here from Europe on any terms. This current gold import ought to open the eyes of the farmers and others who bave been misled by demagogues to believe in free coinage at 16 to 1, and should convince them that, if we maintain the gold standard, we can withdraw a great deal more gold from Europe than they can take from us; in other words, we don't want more money manufactured, especially of an inferior character, but we want to maintain the sound money that We now have and let the world know that we are going to do so. It Will give us what we now lack confidence, which will bring the European money here to an extent to equalize the rates of interest in America with those of England, France and Germany. That kind of confidence is already beginning to return to us. HENRY CLEWS. FIVE FEET OF WHISKERS. H. N. White of Kansas, Surprises Minneapolis Citizens. Very few men in this world, dead or alive, can boast that they can w'alk on their beards, when they are standing erect, says the Minneapolis Journal. Minneapolis is harboring a man at present that is continually stepping on his whiskers. As he is a man of about 5 feet 8, it is evident that they are not cut a. la Van Dyke. To tell the unvarnished truth the man's beard is over five feet in length and it is among the hirsute wonders of history. This magnificent crop was raised by N. H. White, a resident of Beloit, Kan., and although he Is not unduly elated at his success as a cultivator of whiskers, he always carries them with him. A casual observer would not see anything remarkable In Mr. White, but if the luxuriant crop that spreads over his breast is raised, there will be seen two rope-like strands about a half an inch in diameter disappearing under his vest. By watching his feet rather closely one will occasionally seet a wisp of hair projecting below the bottom of his trousers. That is the end of his beard. It has become such a bother to him that he has allowed it to become matted and twisted and the rope thus formed is concealed under his vest and in the- leg of his trousers. Sometimes it works out and he steps on it. Then he simply reaches under his vest and pulls it up. Mr .White has refused several flattering offers to go on exhibition. He is a stock raiser and is 63 years old. It is 30 years since he used a razor, but he has trimmed the growth very often. Ten years ago it reached only to his knees and now it Is growing faster than ever. Five years ago his hair and beard were gray. Now they are turning a rich youthful-looking brown. Mr. White is at the St. James with his wife and daughter, and is here simply for a good time. RODE INTO SALOON. An Intoxicated Man Bides a Horse Up to the Bar and Orders a Drink. Kansas City, Sept. 7. The bartender and frequenters of Con Cronin's saloon at Fourth street and Broadway were astonished Saturday night when a man shouting at the top of his voice, rode a horse into the saloon. Everybody took refuge behind the bar and whisky barrels while the man whipped his horse up to the bar and ordered a drink. The noise of the horse's hoofs on the saloon floor attracted the attention of Officer Morris, who placed the man under arrest and led the horse out of the place. Before the horse was taken outside about $25 worth of saloon fixtures had been broken. The man said his name was Oliver Coventmanche and his occupation hostler for Ed S. Blacken of 3803 Independence avenue. He was arraigned in police court and fined $50 for destruction of personal property. Blacken went to the police station and claimed the horse. He said that Coventmanche had ridden the animal away yesterday while drunk. GOV. MORTON TO MOVE IN. Will Beside in the "Millionaires Colony" in New York. New York, Sept. 7. Governor Levi P. Morton has determined to reside in New York city after the expiration of his tenure of the governorship on the 1st of January. The report is in circulation that he had purchased a town house on the east side of Central park, in what is known as the millionaire colony. From other sources the information is received that Governor Morton's architects had been investigating a very choice property for him, and having reported favorably upon the construction of the house, he submitted an offer to the owner, which was accepted, and that only the terms of purchase remained to be agreed upon. To the Public The Committee of Fifteen desires to secure the name of each Individual or firm which is, or contemplates, constructing a float for the grand parade of the Festival. As secretary of the Committee of Fifteen I urge that all such persons or firms send me their names and a short description of the float, which will be considered as confidential. This will help the committee In-determining what it shall build. THOS. F. DO RAN, Secretary of Committee of Fifteen. For Bent A ten room house at 602 West Sixth street; modern conveniences. NOBLE & MERRIAM, 611 Kansas avenue. Subscribe for the STATS JOURNAL. TLTTT T A U TP 5 Gallon Kegs 65 o io 903 15 " " S1.05 20 " " S1.30 30 " SI. 45 These goods are first-class, suitable for Wines, Cider or Vinegar. It will pay you to get our prices on TINWARE. m iaymaauberley HDW. CO., 702 KAN. ATE. PHONE 575. GA.'S LEGISLATIVE FIGHT. Upon That Body Will Probably Devolve the Task of Choosing Presidential Electors. Atlanta, Sept. 7. It is now almost certain that the electors of Georgia in the coming presidential election will be selected by the legislature instead of by vote of the people. It is a law of this state that the electors shall receive a majority vote In order to be elected; in other words, that the Democratic electors must receive more votes than the Republican and Populist electors combined. The Democrats will probably fail of a majority. For this reason, the Populists sought to secure a state fusion with the Republicans in order to gain a majority of the state legislature. This union was refused by Colonel Buck. The energies of the Democrats and Populists are now being directed toward the election of legislators. It seems impossible that the Populists should secure a majority, as the Democrats in the last legislature outnumbered them two to one. However, the apathy of the sound money men gives the Populists a fighting chance. Another matter at stake is the United States senatorship. If the Populists should capture the legislature.they would not only name Bryan and Watson electors, but would name a United States senator to succeed General Gordon an honor which at present ia within the grasp of ex-Speaker Crisp. The Populists charge that the proposition to choose electors by vote of the legislature is an attempt by the Democrats to rob the Populist ticket of its electors in Georgia. They claim that Watson's popularity in Georgia is sufficient to carry the state. . MITCHELL'S POSITION. The Oregon Senator a Free Silver Man Supports the Bepublican Platform. Woodburn, Ore., Sept. 5. United States Senator John H. Mitchell yesterday afternoon addressed an audience of 3,000 people on the political issues of the day. Senator Mitchell has for several years been an advocate of free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, but today he announced that he stood with the Republican party and he was of the opinion that bimetallism must be coupled with protection to bring about that degree of prosperity that rightfully belongs to the United States. Speaking of his position on the financial question, he said: "While I have heretofore been in doubt as to our ability to obtain an international agreement on the subject, I am now and have been for sonw months past firmly of the opinion that the prospect, in the event of the election of a Republican president. Is better than it ever has been. "While I have argued earnestly and honestly In the past in favor of bimetallism, I have never, as is supposed by some, opposed bimetallism through international agreement, but on the contrary I have always insisted that if such an agreement could be brought about it would in all respects be a better and a more satisfactory settlement of the question, and such Is still my conviction. Therefore, for these reasons, In part. I appeal to my silver friends to stand by the Republican ticket." To Colorado, Montana, Hot Spring3 Puget Sound and Pacific Coast Via Burlington Bouts. Take the shortest and most desirable line to the far west; complete trains from the Missouri River. Daily train leaves Kansas City at 10:40 a. m., arrives Billings, Montana, 1,050 miles distant, 6:45 next evening; free chair cars Kansas City to Billings; sleepers Kansas City to Lincoln; through sleepers Lincoln to Billings. Connects with fast train beyond to Montana and Puget Sound. 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