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J THE TOPEKA CAPITAL-COMMONWEALTH: TUESDAF MOKNINQ, APHtL id, 1889. A HUGE ROCK FALLS FROM A GIDDY THROUGH SPACE HEIGHT And Flanges Into the Office of the Railroad Commissioner A Package of Revolutionary DocBment-Webtr on Public Lauds A Grain Rat for North Topeka. It Is an old adage tbata rolling stone gathers Bo moss, but a rolling ston yesterday came near gathering some hair and taking some iscajps Willi rt in tne omce i mo lamuavi missioners. The secretary, Colonel H. C Ei-zer, and Lis chief clerk, Charley Elliott, were . sitting in their office about 9 o'clock when, all of a sudden there was a terrific crash, a sonna of crushing glass and splintering wood and someihing rolled into the center of the room with a dull - thod hke a Kansas republican inaiorlty on budding democratic hopes. An investigation proved that the startling racket was causea Dy a nuge atone which was be.ug hoisted to the attic story by the electric motor used for that purpose, when it slipped from the irons and fell inrouru me "l " " t " which the treasury vault will be located. It started from a height of eighty feet and ia the fall struck the sides of the interior walls, rebounded and on reaching the basement story was burled Juto the commissioners office with the force of a catapult, carrying glass, and inside shutters with it, knocking a heavy chair thirty feet across the room and landing right side up with care on the carpet. It happened that none of the commissioners were in town yesterday an 1 consequently their desks and room were vacant. Colone! Kizer and Mr. Elliott were sitting in the next room, with the door open, so that they received the benefit of the noise, while they escaped unhurt. It wai a close call however, from a dreadful accident. A TALUABLK PACKAGE. . The secretary of the State Historical society yesterday received a large package of books und pamphlets from Dr. Samuel A. Green, of Boston, secretary of the Massachusetts S.ate Historical society, who never lets a month pass Ifcy without sending the Kansas folks a reminder of bis good will. This package contains an unusually valuable collection, especially iu documents relating to. the war with Mexico. Tbera is. also, "A Particular Account of the Battle of Bunker, or Breed's Hill," by Alden Bradford; and "Enquiry into the Conduct of General Putnam in relation to the battle of Bunker or Breed's Hill," "published in 1819; "Daniel Webster on Public I-ands" an address delivered ia the senate January 20, 1830, showing that efen then fears were felt lest the public domain would so6n be exhausted; "American Slavery ,as It Is.".- and numerous other volumes and documents " of historical worth. In addition to these is a contribution Jrom the Long Island Historical society. Dr. (Green should be requested tcsend his portrait to the Kansas society to be hung up in Us rooms so that anybody can see what so disinterested a friend looks like. V MINOR MENTION. . The railroad commissioners will not be in the capital this week. s . . ' The Santa Fe has notified the railroad board that it has established the fo.lowing new agencies: Indian territory, Arkansas City ex-teusion Alfred, Guthrie, Ed mono, Norman; Colorado, New Mexico line Timpas, Thatcher, Earl Morlen. Frefgut to tliese will not hereafter require prepayment. No. 43, naming a rate on grain from stations .n the Lincoln & Colorado branch to North "Topeta, of five cents per 100 pounds less than the rate to Kansas City. The governor is not expecUd home until tomerrow morning. In his absence there was a dearth of news at the' executive department yesterday. Such a day as yesterday makes the work on the main building forge ahead at a fine rate. t COMMISSIONS. The following, persons received notarial jommlssions yesterday: William M. Jenkins, Arkansas City; James A. Campbell, Lawrence; A. d Brown, Atchison; O. M. Hedges, Armourdale; F. H. Mellor, Almena; C. H. Bulklfty, Emporia, R. J. Kerans, Alma; Peter l. Cook, Bonner Springs; John M. Scholl, HmcrfanBon: John H. Gould, Opolis; John W. Usbore, Victor; H. H. Tracy, Garden City; Victo payne, Garden City; Ed M, Foy, Protection; Mrs. E. S. H. Coney, Topeka. William A. Daily, Mount Hope. Tbe nly charter riled yesterday was by the Good Lck Liniment company, incorporated for the manufacture of certain proprietary articles and medicines, among which is the "Good Luck liniment," "Good Luck condition powders," "Good Luck cough syrup" and "Chinese rot destroyer." The chief p ace of business is Sabetba. Capital stock, $10,000. Directors, W. A. Doolittle, Hammond Tarr, John T. Brady, A. C Moorhead and Ira F. Cohma, To win by a scratch won't do, men. Make IV Waterloo today .. for the croakers, pull-' btiks, kickers, iucorrigioles and cranks. Vote t fo the bridge bonds with a great big ringing aye. I It. Of L. K. lers and daughters of the members of division NoJt, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, teldc'red the division a reception and banquet in$A. O. U. W. hall. This compliment on the par of the ladies was a complete surprise to their husbands, only two of the members Leinsr apprised of their intentions. At the Tegular meeting held in the lodge rooms on the preceatagSunday afternoon. Chief Snyder announced at the close that a special meeting would Le held on Wednesday evening following, to transact business of importance. On that evening there was an extra large attendance. After the routine work had been disposed of, tbe great door of the lodge room swung bacJE and fifty .ladies, by twos, marched into- the room with an elegant white silk banner, borne at the bead f tbe column, and marched to the front of Ue chiefs altar. The ladies were arranged Ht their most attractive costumes and presented so remarkably hne and creditable au appearance that their husbands were perfectly bewildered. On baiting in front of tho altar, Mrs. Irving Wellnian stepped forward and in a neat speech presented 10 tbe division the handsome silk tanner. Mrs. Wellman spoke as follows: "Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Division 234: I come to you this evening in behalf f your wives, who recognize the fact that their husbands are members of a strong aud noble organization, an organization whlcti feeis the weight and the responsibility resting upon its members and to whom humanity in daily life looks for protect'on; an organization which has for its motto iu the sight of God: Sobriety, Temperance, Justice aod Mor.Tity. We present this banner to you this evening, not for its intrinsic value, but with the hope that you will cherish it with the same feeling that abides in our hearts at this tiui, and may it ever remind you of the Truth from, which all earthly blessings liow.' Although its emblems of purity may not be in keeping with your surroundiugs as you guide the Iron monster over tbe steel rabs, m-.$ it still be emblematic of the heart that heats beneath the smoked and dingy suits of blue." In response to the aboe, Chief John H. Snyder said: "Ladies, this beautiful banner which you cave made and presented to this division, on behalf of its members, I accept, and return to you our heartfelt and grateful thanks. We are one of the links of the great chain of tbe Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, which is bound together alt over this country, and whose aim and efforts are to better and elevate our condition in life. Next to our charter, we shall prize this banner presented to us by you. We Jiope that no act of any member of division 211 will in any way cast a 6badow or blot on this beautiful banner. - It will 6how to all visiting brothers that the wives, sisters and daughters of tbe members of division 231 are Land in band and hart and heart with us in ur labors, even though on 'meeUa days we do not get around at meal time, for which we gat a cold meat and a reprimand. Ladies you will please accept the thanks of every member ct our lodge for this. beautiful banner." Immediately after Chief Snyder's reply the eentleinen were escorted to the A. O. U. W. Lall, in the same block, where an elegant repast was in readiness. The tables fairly groaned with good things. After justice had Leon done to the repast, the hall was cleared of the tables and dancing inaugurated, which continued until the hour of midnight. Th' re are sixty-eight members of division No. 2S4, Brotherhood of Locoinoive Engineers, snd fifiy-four are now residents of Topeka. The offictrs of this division are John H. Snyder, chief; A. Islip, secretary, and Willinin Mauley, treasurer. The wives of 1 h is division, in the near future, will organize an auxiliary to tbe order. The auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers is a nation 1 organization and tbera are .odges in almost every large eastern city. Inflate your lungs with a snifter of the ozone abroad this morning, take off your coat, roll up your sleeves aud work for the Bridge bonds today. Call up to the captain's office afterward and be paid off with a receipt for a clear conscience of duty done. ZD VOTE FOrTtHE BONDS. Go to the Polls Early and Vote for To-pelc.Vs Prosperity. The statement has been made that a party living in this city h's had printed and circulated tickets reading 'against the bridge bonds" to all the county precincts. It is therefore important that the voters of this city go to the polls and vote for the bonds. See that your neighbors vote. The city Is holding its breath every minute to hear of a catastrophe at the Kaw River bridge. Vote for the bridge bonds and remove the universal dread. POTWIN PERPLEXED. The Door is Locked, However, After the Horse is Stolen. A special meeting of the city council of Pot-win Place was teld hvtevenlntr in the school building, for the purpose of taking some action with regard to the small pjx scare that was inaugurated yesterday by a case being moved into Potwln Place from Topeka. The council was called to order at 8 o'clock by Mayor Vauce. There were present Council-men Troutman, Parkhurst, Stewart and Hulee and City Clerk Bownan. After tbe mayor had briefly staled tbe object of the meeting, the regular order of business was taken up. An ordinauce was adopted relating to the public health of Potwin Place, preicribing the duties relating to contagious and pestilential diseases, declaring certain offenses and prescribing penalties there or, and authorizing the establishing of a pest house. An- ordinance vesting jurisdiction in the mayor over all places within live miles of the city for enforcement, and providing for the punishment of offenders was also passed. It was decided that another guard was necessary to assist the one furnished by the Topeka board of health. Persons will be prohibited from parsing along the sidewalk in front of the Johnson residence, beginning with this morning. The council took up some other business and ordered the payment of $160 for work on sewer. Tho bill of Elliott & McClintock for lamps, for use by the council was ordered paid. Sidewalks were ordered to be built on the east side of Wropdlawn avenue from Ashland to Willow avenue, and from the north line of lot 141 to the north line of lo: 149 on Shawnee avenue, and from Elm wood avenue on the north nide of Ashland avenue to connect with walk on lot 'J on Woodlawn avenue. Tbe marshal was requested to see the officias of tbe Rapid transit and request them to bear a part of the expense in constructing a sidewalk to the line of track. J. H. Troutman, who resides next door north of Mr. Johnson, where Mr. George Ewing is confined with the small pox, moved his family to tbe Copeland hotel yesterday morning and will keep them there until Mr. Ewing recovers. F. G. Willard was scared out by the smallpox yesterday and moved his family. The report of the committee appointed at last meeting of the council to confer with the Electric Railway company was postponed until the next regular meeting. Ho, there, you bustling business man in a hurry to meet an appointment! Dro into a funeral procession pace for the distauce of a thousand feet while you c oss the raging Kaw, and thus break your appointment. The pace is not desirable nor profitable, but it is necessary it you value your own life or that of others. If you want a bridge ou which you can drive at a spanking gait, vote for tbe bridge Londs. Election today. PERSONAL. Hon. W. E. Stearne has returned from Se-dalia, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. J. Angust are visiting friends in St. Joseph. Tell W. W'alton of Lincoln was a Sunday visitor in the city. Hon. Tuliy Scott of Oberlia is registered at tbe Hotel Throop. Judge W. A. Johnston returned from Minneapolis yesterday. W. A. Crawford of Lansing registered at the Copeland yesterday. Lieutenant Ezra B. Fuller was down from Ft. Riley yesterday. H. M. Bickeil of Larned was among the visiting Kansans yesterday. G. H. Willis and Joseph G. Lowe of Washington, Kan., are in town. Mrs. H. E. Allen and niece of Kansas City are guests at the Copeland. Colonel T. B. Terry of Toledo, 0.,ls visiting the capital city on business. E. C. Post and M. T. Frame were Atchison visitors in the city yesterday. Colonel George H. Evans leaves today for a business trip through the east. W. J. Carson of Tasco and E. L. Coen of Bucklin were in the city yesterday. Mrs. Charles Huber aud daughter of Oska-loosa were Sunday sojourners at the Copeland. Ex-Governor Geo. W. Glick went to Kansas City yesterday afternoon returning at mid night. Charles W. Bovd of Garden City and J. M. Clark of Arkansas City were Sunday arrivals at the Throop. Cantain Tom Swobe of tbe Millard hotel, Omaha, spent the Sabbath with Colonel H. H. Stanton at the Palace hotel. Miss Carrie Neil of St. Joseph will visit in Topeka this week, the guest of Mrs. C. Bern-heimer and Miss August. Hon. Henry Booth was in the city yesterday en route home from Washington, where be left the Kansas delegation very busy. D. E. Palmer of the law firm or Gleed & Gleed will leave tomorrow for Oklahoma, in company with Alfred Fidler of Lawrence. Mrs. W. F. White and Mrs. T. B. Sweet started for Chicairo yesterday afternoon. Mrs. White makes this visit preparatory to going there to make her home. Amonciho late arrivals at the Chesterfield are: F. A. Rader, St. Joe; H. High, Hutchln-nn- A. ( lark. Wichita: John Hinman, St. Louis; R. M. Poindexter. Horton; S. N. Castle, Constontaln. Mich.; Charles C Coote, Atchi son; M. P. Ay-rs, Jacksonville, 111.; John Kim-yan, Bangor, Pa.: John Blair, Pottawatomie T, T French. Culler: A. B. Mont gomery. Goodland; Ed. F. Meacbam. Hays Tity: J. L. Morris, Ottawa; Thouias McEwen, R-wirihniinA. Til - ii. Tavlor. Kansas City: J. E. Aoenv, Kansas City: J. R- Jackson, Kansas rity; D. A. Perkins, Topeka: E. W. Anderson, Horton; O. K. Sm.th. St. Joe; W. W. Letson, Netawaka; L. A. Hyatt, Kansas City; J. C, Kturtevant, Atchison: C A. Stanard, CHtawa; James V. Blaodin, Fottawatomi agency; C. E. Storing, Chicago; B. '. Crandall, Kansas ity; John A. Nodian, Pottawatomie agency; W. L. Diggs, Kansas City, What do we have streets for? To facilitate business. What do we pave them for? To grease the whs Is of commerce. These are the first duties of man iu civilized communities. But they are sadly neglected duties at tbe vital point iu this beautiful. Dustliug city's main business and commercial thoroughfare, where exists, for a thousand feet, a poor, little, iDsigniScant bridge, or structure by courtesy called a brid-e, and endangers the city's traffic Vote for the bridge bonds. Lost-Ke ward. The gentleman who found a pocket book on Santa Fe train No. 3 Sunday, at or nesr Lawrence, can find owner and receive reward by leaving same at this office. ANTE-R00M ECHOES. TOE WEEKLY BECOBO OF SECRET SOCIETY EVENTS. A Filsrrlmasre to Lawrence Preparations for the Odd Fellows' Anniversary Celebration "Call" DlTisioa Mo. ft, Jnirorn Kank Royal Templars A White Silk Banner. The Capital-Commonwealth's lodge column was necessarily omitted from Sunday morning's issue, owing to the pressure of other important matter. It is hoped this will not occur again, as by it a great many are disappointed. In order that it may appear regularly hereafter, it will be necessary to have the reports from the different fraternities come in earlier in tbe week, so that they can be put in type at once. For this reason the reporters appointed by several of the lodges, as well as others who . kindly contribute toward making up an interesting resume of the week's work, will please hand in their codv on Fi iday or Friday evening. It will be impossible to handle it if it comes later. Masonic. Siloam lodge had a special communication of more than usual interest on Thursday evening, when the third degree was conferred in due and ancient form, followed by a banquet. The "Custodians" were present at Masonic hall all week, giving instructions in the unwritten work aud examining candidates for the position of assistant lecturer in tbe several districts. CALENDAR OF THE WEEK. This is the week for regular meetings of which there will be one at Masonic ball every evening, including Saturday, Topeka chapter No. 5, Royal Arch Masons met last evening. Topeka coinmandery, No 5, Knights Templar, will meet this evening. Topeka lodge No. 17, A. F. & A. M., stated communication Wednesday evening. Siloam lodge No. 'i5, A. F. & A. M., 6tated communication Thursday evening. Orient lodsje No. 51, A. F. & A. M., special communication Friday evening. Beuiah chapter No. 34, regular meeting Saturday evening. EASTERN STAR FESTIVITIES. On spec'al invitation of Ada chapter No. 7, Order of the Eastern Star, a party of ladies and gentlemeu of Beuiah chapter No. 34 of this city, went down to Lawrence last Tuesday to witness the work of conferring degrees and aitend a banquet given by tbe entertaining lodge. 1 hey left Topeka on the 3:4D p. m. traiD, Sante Fe, and on arriving at their destination were welcomed by a committee who escorted them to the ball, near the opera bouse. Here a reception was held and new acquaintances made, and after this the work of the chapter was exemplified In a highly creditable manner. Tbe banquet followed and the visitors were royally entertained until it was time to take the 11:80 train for home. Those who made the trip and enjoyed the hos-p tality of Ada lodge were: Mr. J. S. Collins, Mrs. George O. Wilmarth, Mrs. Dr. Branstrup, Mrs. G. H. Zugschwerg. Mrs. H. B. Farns-worth, Mrs. Prouty, Mrs. R. E. Chesney, W. M.; Mrs. Sage, Mrs. Carpenter, Mrs. Eliza Spalding, Mrs. Lawuon, Misi Mendenhaii; Messrs. G. W. Jones, Charles Spalding, T. P. Kodgers, A. F. Chesney, J. P. Fatnswonh and Master James Farnsworth. I. O. O. V. Canton Topeka No. 3, L O. O. F., met for drill last night, and will hold frequent drill meetings prior to the anniversary, which occurs ou the 2tith instant The Canton members had a fine drill meeting hist Thursday night. The mruibers of the Canton will give a ball on tbe night of the 2Cth iust., to which all Odd Fellows and their friends are invited. The removal of Captain A. D. Thatcher to California will create a vacancy in the office of adjutant of the Kansas regiment. Captain Thatcher will be missed by the Kansas chevaiers, but their loss will be the gain of the Odd Fellows of the "Golden State." The widow of Chevalier Reed has left the sword and equipments of Brother Reed with Captain Webb for sale. They are in good condition and will be sold cheap, and it will benefit the widow and family to have them sold at once. '1 he Odd Fellows and their friends will celebrate the seven i hit li anniversary of the order in America, April 26, by a procession of all the branches of the order in the city, a social at the temple and a danco in the evening. ODD FELLOWS' ANNIVERSARY. A meeting of the various committees from Odd Fellows' lodges in this city was held Saturday evening at the office of Mr. J. S. Collins. After a discussion of matters bearing on the celebration to be held on April 26, it was decided that the procession should take up its liue of march at 6:30 p. in., under eommand of Captain Fuller as graud marshal, and after disbandment a social would be inaugurated in tbe meeting room at Odd Fellows' hall, at which an informal musicale and recitative programme will be presented. A principal feature of the procession will be a large decorated float, drawn by six horses, containing the lady members of Naomi Rebecca lodge No. 15. At music ball, on ti e same evening, the canton, composed of uniformed Odd Fellows, will hold a reception at which danc ng and refreshments will be tbe attraction and for which tickets of ad in is. ion will be sold for asrnali price. The following are the committees selected by the organizations to arrange for this annual celebration: Shawnee lodge No. 1 Samuel Hall and H. F. Lincoln. Topeka lodge No. 40 J. S. Conwe'I and L. J. Webb. Northcraft lodge No. 228 J. S. Langston. Shawnee encampment G. .W. Clark, A. Burkhart Canton Topeka J. S. Collins, "W. M. Chamberlain. ' Naomi Rebekah lodge No. 9o Mrs. J. S. Langston, Mrs. We he. Knichts or Pythias. Valiant lodge No. 179 on last Monday evening confered the second rank on two candidates and received several new applications for membership. Last eveuir-g the third rank was confered on a large number of aspirants for knightly honors. A part of the work was done by the new team lately organized. Home lodge No. 155 he'd an interesting meeting Tuesday eveniug and conferred the third rank on one candidate. The meeting of the ladles to organize a lo ige of the "Pythian Sisterhood" was fairly attended and an interest has beeu created sufficient to insure the organization of tbe lodge. There will be another meeting of the ladies on Wednesday afternoon, held in the parlor of the cast e hall, at wbicb time it Is expected and desired to have all the ladies contemplat ing joiuing present. The organizer will be present wi;n au me necessary lorms ana nt-nals for instituting the lodge. The ladies having this matter in charge are determined to carry ut their plans and perfect an organ ization which wi 1 be creditable to the many charitable orders for which lope ka is famed. UNIFORM RANK. Fridar evening the Knights of the Uniform Rank conferred their beautiful military degree nnon hve new meuiiers ana received several new applications. Ihe division changed its name from "George s. Brown" to "Calla" division, and has thirty-one members on the roll, all elegantly uuiformed. S. G. Campbell resigned the office of recorder and S. M. Lanhan was elected to fill the vacancy. The officers and members are determined to make Calla division known and are now discussing tbe proposition to take Marshall's Military band to Leavenworth to attend the grand lodge meet ng in May. If this project is carried out, the Topeka kuights will capture tbe place and captivate ali attending the grand lodge besides, insuring tbe meeting of this body here next year. S;r Knight J. H. Lyon of Leavenworth, colonel aud aide da camp to Major General Carnahan, was in the city Saturday. A. O.C. W. Many men, kind husbands, fathers and brothers, by industry and economy have been able to support their families in comfort, yet have nothing laid up against the exigencies of tbe future. When given earnest reflection. In a quiet hour, must not this thought present itself most forcibly for their considerat'on: "So long as health and strength are spared the dear ones around my fireside shall want for nothing, but, alas, should they be deprived of my care and protection tomorrow what would become of them? My house is not so liable to burn as I am to die. My family will need to be clothed, fed and educated after my death." Why should a man protect his personal property in preference to h.s own flesh and blood? If a man expects mercy at tbe tbroue on high he should be more merciful, more charitable toward those dependent ones whom he will leave behind, subject to temptations and trials innumerable. What can be done in this matter? There is an avenue left open to men in these circumstances. Secure a membership in one of the best fraternal beneficiary orlers iu the country. One of these is the Ancient Order of United Workmen. The membership of Canital lodge No. 3 is now large, but there is pleuty of room for all who wish to enter, ibis order admits all shades of religious belief, so that no one need be barred from membership on that account. The regular social of the Capital lodge No. 3, to which all are cordially invited, occurs tonight. Come out and have a good time. Heck's orchestra will be in attendance. Prompting by the inimitable Joe Rickard. TOPEKA LOWIE NO. 11 met In regular session Friday evening an ! conferredtbe junior degree upon one applicant and received two applications for membership. Visiting brothers from No. 130 were present and gave soma excellent talk on the good of the order. The committee on the family social made a good report and the social wl I be held on Wednesday evening, April 17 In their new hall. Tbe entertainment will consist of speeches, essays, lectures, vocal and instrumental music, by members of tbe lodge and their families. All members of the lodge and families are expected to be present on Wednesday evening of this week. SELECT KNIGHTS. Washington Legion No. 26 had a very pleasant family social cn last Tuesday evening. The entertainment consisted of plenty of good music, both vocal and instrumental, and much credit is due the young ladies for the fine vocal selections so beautifully rendered. Much prcnt and valuable instruction was obtained from tbe remarks made by the comrades present The comic recitatioa by Brother Rake caused ?reat fun and reflected much credit oa brother Bker, the committee on the ball to be given at Metropolitan hall on Monday evod-ing, April 22, reported every arrangement made for a grand good time, and all are inv ted to attend and enjoy themselves in a merry dance. Remember the date April 22. The Red Men. A goodly number of the chiefs of Shawnee tribe assembled at the regular meeting last Thursday evening to smoke the pipe of peace. A large amount of work came before the meeting, nine applications being received for membership, and four candidates which had previously been balloted upon, presenting themselves for adept ion, being initiated into the niysteii' s of the Red Men with all the ceremonies of that degree. Under dispensation granted the tribe for this moon, the four new members, together with several others, were taken through the several degrees and made chiefs. Royal Templars. Topeka council No. 3, Royal Templars of Temperance, was instituted in Rice post hall, 715 Kansas avenue, on April 11, by W. A. White, supreme lecturer. Tbe following officers were elected and installed for the balau.e of the term: S. C, L. R. Disbrow; V. C, Anna Rhodes: P. C, Charles Lmning; chaplain, Margaret Reynolds; recording eecretary, Charles Cramer; financial secretary, Murtie Leete; treasurer, J. S. Seller; herald, Ed Ikerman; e'eputy herald, Elizabeth Disbrow; guard, Ed Reynolds; sentinel, Joseph Camburn; medical examiner, Charles Lanning; trustees, L. R. Disbrow, Charles Cramer, Charles Launing. The night of meeting is Thursday evening. 'J be objects of this order are: (1), To promote temperance, industry aud morality among all classes, aud to prevent by all just means the giowth of intemperance, by discountenancing the manufacture, sale and use of everything that cau intoxicate. (2), To educate its members morally, socially, and intellectually. (3), To, give all moral and material aid in its power to its members and those dependent upon them; to lift up tho fallen, strengthen tbe weak, visit the sick, bury the dead, protect the widow and educate the orphan; (4), to establish a benefit fund from which on the satisfactory evidence of the death (or total disability) of a member of the order who has complied with all the lawful requirements, a sum not exceeding $2,000 shall be paid to tbe heirs or dependents, as tbe member may direct. No person can become a member of this order and obtain its benefits who does not believe iu the existence of a Supreme Being, or who will not sign or maintain a total abstinence pledge. The Royal Templars of Temperance was organized over ten years ago, and it now has 675 select councils, seven grand councils and over 25.U0J members. Tbe moral influence exerted by this order is an important feature. It has very few violations of the pledge. It asks the co-operation of temperance people in this noble work. p. o. a a. On Monday evening Washington camp No. 1 conferred the Red degree on three candidates and the White degree on two members of the Red degree. No. 1 bas had a rapid growth, having now nearly 100 members. The boys have an excellent programme prepared for this evening, which will be presented in Lukens' opera house North Topeka. Washington camp No. 3 initiated four candidates on Wednesday evening. The following officers were appointed: Chaplain, E. D. Coon; left tentinel, Clarence W. Harrison. The camp will meet tomorrow evening at 620 Kansas avenue, probably for the last time, as trustees were instructed to look for a permanent meeting place last week. Working men ought to strain a point today to vote for the bridge bonds. If the bonds carry, there'll be much work for them and their fellows to do. BAD FOR BOOMERS. Very few Claims Likely to be Filed In Oklahoma Refore April 33. According to the time cards prepared by the railroads there will be very little business done at the two land offices in Oklahoma on April 22. Tbe first regular south bouod train on tbe Santa Fe leaves Arkansas City at 2 p. m. and will be followed by all the specials needed, which will run as sections of the first train. This will bring the first train to Guthrie at 4:30 p. m. too late for land office business. From the south the anta Fe will start a tra n from Purcell at 11:40 a. in. This will arrive at Guthrie at 4 p. m., allowing a half -n hour for filing claims before the land office cloes. Tbe Rock Island expects to do a little better for those intending to settle in the western half of the territory. Its stages will reach Kingfisher from Pond Creek, the end of its railroad track, by 3 o'clock, unless the streams are swollen or the roads unusually had. At all ev nts tbe prospects a:e that very few c aiics can lie filed at either office before Tuesday, April 23. All team-ters, draymen, drivers of baggage wagons; ail hucksters, deliverers of goods, hacsreen, and others whose business it is to move from plafe to place in vehicles In the city, either for hire or pleasure, ought to vote early for the bridge bonds this morning, and every one of them ought to take with him to the polls another voter who will vote tbe same way. Teachers Examination. There will be an examination of teachers who desire to apply for county certificates, held at the High school rooms on Eighth street, Topeka, Saturday, April 27, beginning at 8 o'clock a. to. Jiiah Jordan. County Superintendant. Xotice to Carpenters. All members of local union No. 158, R of C A J. oT A. are earnestly requested to be present next Wednesday evening. Earnest Woekeb. "Cast your own vote at an early hour, and thenliustle to secure another vote. A third and a fourth or half a dozen wouldn't be out of tbe way. Vote for the bridge bonds. ALL THE COURTS. LITTLE DROPS OF WATER IK A MANDAMUS SUIT. A Verdict of Manslaughter la tho Beach Case A Woman Who Want Her 12 O,-OOO Clears A Transaction Inrolving Tobacco and Real Estate The City Court. Captain L. J. Webb has filed In the office of tbe clerk of the supreme court a petition for an alternative writ of mandamus commanding the Topeka Water Supply company to turn water on at his premises at No. 1227 Polk street, or to permit the plaintiff to turn on tbe same, and for judgment against the water company for $100. damages for not having already performed Its duty In the matter. Captain Webb, in his petition, says that he is the owner of the premises described and that on March 1 he rented tbe same to a tenant; that be has since contracted for the planting of trees and the sowing of grass in the yard, with the agreement with tbe tenant that the latter should sprinkle the lawn, grass and trees when necessary; that plaintiff placed on the premises the necessary pipes and hydrant at an expense of $44.25 and on April 4 tendered tbe defendant the sum of $2.50 for water for three months commencing on April 1, that being the ordinary and usual charge for water service of the character described, but that in violation of, its obligations defendant refused and still refuses to furnish water, to the great ana irreparable loss of the plaintiff. The alternative writ was issued as prayed for and made returnable May 7. The petition is brought under the provisions of ciiy ordinance No. 400. Jt appears that Cantain Webb desires to use the city water only for lawn purposes and not for the house, while tho company insists that he shall take it for the bouse, too, or not at all. He claims that the company might as well insist that every householder who takes water for domestic purp. ses should a so take it for lawn purposes, or take none; or that it should compel him to build a barn and take water for house, lawn and barn, or do without altogether. Captain Webb says he prepared to commence mandamus proceedings once before over the same job, wlien they refused to let him tap the main, but before he filed the papers the privilege was granted. . District Conrt. The jury in the case of the state vs. George Beach, charged with the murder of Robert S. Stewart, on January 7 last, returned a verdict at 10:45 Sunday morning, finding the defendant guilty of manslaughter in the third degree. The penalty for this degree of crime is from six months in the county jail to three years iu the penitentiary. Tbe trial lasted ten days and the efforts of couusel for the state as well as the defense were strong, though not to uu-fairness. The public generally anticipated a verdict of acquittal on tbe grounds of self defense, while the prosecution feared a disagreement, which would have been costly to the couDty. It is sa:d that the prisoner is satisfied to accept the verdict. The jury was out all night but it was probably not because of any very decided difference of opinion, as only one member voted for conviction for murder in the first degree. It is thought the court will impose a liht sentence. THE CIVIL DOCKET. The Beach trial made such deep inroads on the time at the disposal of th court that on its completion, Judge Guthrie adjourned the trial of criminal cases to take up the civil docket and excused the jury until the first week in June. There were seventeen cases set for yesterday on tbe civil docket, but none of tbe attorneys were ready to go to trial, so the final argument in the case of the City of Topeka vs. the City of Potwin was taken up. A decision is expected soon. SHE WANTS HEB "SOLACE." On November 5, 1888, J. H. Dennis and W. II. Oliver entered into a written agreement by which Dennis was to receive from Oliver certain Shawnee county property and lots in the city of Topeka. together with the sum of 84,400, in return for which Denhis agreed to deliver to Oliver, or his order, 576,000 cigars, known aud branded as "Solace," free on board the cars in Pennsylvania. Dennis further agreed to deliver the cigars In lots of not less than 10,000 at one time, upon the payment of $100 on the delivery of each 10,000. It was further agreed by Dennis that the cigars should be delivered at any time within ten months from date of contract and to deliver any or all on demand, reserving a reasonable time for delivery. The cigars were also to be as good as sample, etc This remarkable trade of real estate and cash for cigars was written up at the time in the Capital-Common wealth and was almost forgotten when yesterday a petition was filed In the district court by Olivia Powell vs. J H. Dennis, to which a copy of tbe agreement referred to is attached as an exhibit. The plaintiff says that the eighty acres o: land described in the contract was at the time her property; that so far as it was concerned Oliver acted as her agent in the sale and plaintiff was to have in payment for said land 120,000 of the cigars; that. Oliver assigned this number to her and that on January 17, Dennis wrote her an order for the same, addressed to Messrs. A. R. Topb, of Cincinnati, which was acknowledged and shipment promised, but it is claimed that no shipment has ever been made. Plaintiff further alleges that she bas deeded the eighty acres to Dennis and pait by the sale of the same $4,200: that the cigars due hsr are reasonably worth this sum, and she prays judgment for $4,200 and costs. OTHER NEW CASES. Mary J. Wilmoth asks the court, in a petition just filed, to give her a divorce from James D. Wilmoth, to whom she was married in October, 1883, and to grant her the custody of their only child, Dvssie. She charges the defendant with drunkenness and failure to provide. S. L. Leavitt has filed a petition against G. W. Carey et al., asking judgment in the sum of $1,000 on a promissory note, with interest from June 1, 1888, to M-rch 1, 188H, at the rate of 10 per cent per annum, and 12 per cent thereafter, for foreclosure and sale of premises mortgaged to secure the payment of the note. - United State Court. In the United States court yesterday, the Frank P. Burns case was taken up after con siderable delay caused by defendant's illness. Burns was indicted on the charge of making a false affidavit before T. J. Vanderslice, the probate judge of Ford county, respecting his settlement upon a certain claim that was contested by one Webb. On July 8, 1887, a bill and indictment was found against Burns by a United States grand jury. He was placed under bond and escaped to Arii na territory, where he was captured last fall by a United States deputy marshal. It was eipected last evening that tbe grand jury would finish its work and be discharged today, though it may take a day longer. The Justice. Dennis Thomas, colored, had his preliminary hearing in Justice Jamison's court yesterday on the charge of assaulting with intent to kill Bud Lewis. Thomas was bound ovr to the district court in the sum of $300. He was unable to iive bond and accordingly was remanded to the county jail. Ed Proctor pleaded guilty In Justice Cbes-ney's court to the charge of assaulting Eliza Dunn and was fined $1 and costs, amounting in all to $15.63.,. Police Conrt. At the police court yesterday tbe foliowin g cases of minor importance were disposed of: Charles Smith, James Murphy and James Hutchinson, arrested for vagrancy.discbarged. Wibiam Robinson, for getting drunk and disturbing the i.-ce, was nned $15. William Spangier, drank and carrying con-cealea weapons, fined $10. In default of payment be will crack it out on t:e rocK pile, Charles Brown, disturbing tb peace, discharged on promise of good beiiavior. Murty Deegan, drunk and relisting an officer, fined $lo; piid. On complaint of Owen Callahan, a butcher on Crane street, between yuincy and Msnroe, Sergeant Simonton arrested Mary Dwyer, on tbe charge of having abstracted $10 in bills and $14 in silver from the cash drawer in Callahan's ehop last Saturday. Tbe case will come up for trial this morning at H o'clock. George Johnson and Thomas Lovett, who were arr sated Saturday near the Eock Island bridge on the charge of vagrancy, had a hearing - yesterday. They were unable to give a satisfactory account to the court of their reasons for temporarily sojourning in the city and accordingly were fined $15 each. They were unable to liquidate and were assigned positions on the rock rile to work out the amount of their fines. Lovett had an overcoat with two large pockets arranged in the back, where they had evidently been sewed in by himself. LOCAL BRIEFS. Yesterday was an ideal April day. There was no session of the city council last night. The Potwin sewer will be completed this week. A bridge rally was held In Oakland last evening. Born To Dr. and Mrs. C B. Reed, a son; weight ten pounds. All doing welL There will be a meeting of the Lincoln post relief board this evening at Lincoln post parlors. The premises at 719 Quincy street have been fumigated and will be kept quarantined for a few days. The Rock Island sent out a eaog of men yesterday to fence the line of railroad in Nebraska. State Superintendent Winans will address tbe pupils of the high school Thursday afternoon at 3:45. The executive board of missions connected with the Baptist churches of Kansas meets at Lawrence today at 10 a. m. AH members of local union No. 15S, B. of C fc J. of A., are requested to be present at the meeting tomorrow evening. This week is observed as the Feast of the Passover by the Hebrews. Matzas is eaten and three times a day prayer is offered. Isis council No. 1, of the Ancient Royal Order of Osiris, held its stated convocation last evening at Osiris ball, over Knox's bank. The ways and means committee of the city council was in session yesterday investigating the liability of the sewer contractors. Topeka lodge No. 38, Knights of Pythias, on Saturday evening conferred tbe first rank on two candidates and the third rank on one. The Modoc club is making arrangements for presenting "Pirates of Peuziuce," tbe renowned opera, on some date between June 1 and 15. The women can't vote this time, more's the pity. But their influence might be quietly and effectively exerted in favor of the bridge bonds. Naomi Rebekah Degree lodge tendered a farewell reception to Captain and Mrs. A. D. Thatcher Saturday evening at their residence on Sixth street. The Union Degree team will confer ths Initiatory degree in Northcraft Lodge, No. 2J next Friday evening. All Odd Fellows trater-nally welcome. Olive C. Parker, a resident of the north side, was yesterday adjudged insane and sent to the asylum. The jury found that she had homicidal tendencies. Mrs. H. W. Brown left last Saturday for Los Angeles, Cat., having been called there by the serious illness of her brother, Colonel O. C Rounds, formerly of this city. The Degree Staff of Naomi Rebekah Degree Lodge, No. 95, will meet Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock for the purpose of drill. All members are especially requested to be present. "Eileen Ogee" will be given at the Grand on the evening of Monday, April 22, by tbe Young Men's Catholic association. Tbe date lias been changed from that originally fixed. The Central Elec ric Light and Power company of this city bas secured tbe contract for lighting the city of Sedalia. Mo., for five years. They will immediately erect a $60,000 plant. The weather bids fair for today's important work. It will be fairer tomorrow if we can announce the utilization of the enabling act passed by the last legislature. Vote for tbe bridge bonds. Wiiliam Robinson, a blind man who lives with bis wife, also blind, in Parkdale, paid a fine of $15 in police court yesterday for getting drunk and abusing his wife with vile language and threats. The ladies of tbe "U and P' club who are in tbe special drill class, will meet in company A hall on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evening of each week at 4 o'clock. Everyone taking part in the drill must be on time. The Citr Medical society will hold its regular semi-monthly meeting at Lincoln post ball tonight. There will be several papers presented on the different phases of joint inllnm-mation. All physicians are cordially invited to be present. Tbe ladies of Ingleside are planning for tbe most magnifient eutertainmunt they have ever given, a n usiral concert uext Monday eveniug in the First Methodist church. Tue Ideals assisted by the best local talent in the city will 6ing and play. Business men who are so frequently delayed and annoyed by tbe inadeqiiatetiess of our old bridge ought to be vigilant and iudustrious to-d iy in their efforts to secure votes for the bridge bonds. The board of railroaJ assessor was in session yesterday, that being the day required by law for that board to convene. Today the board will go to A'chison to assess the B. &, M. and the Grand Inland, which will require the balance of the week. A prominent Topeka citizen says that while in Wichita last week lie saw i eer and whisky handed across a bar at three different "joints,-' the beer being drawn from a keg In old lasb- ioned style. At Arkansas City he saw tbe same thing done at two places. Nothing but a rousing majority in favor of the bridge bonds ought to answer the purpose totlay. Hustle around men, and make the affirmative vote as large as possible. Snow that minor ty under a perfect landslide of votes for tht bonds. Whoop 'em up lively from 8 o'clock till the close of the polls. Bustle, rustle, hustle. A meeting of the board of police commissioners was held in tbe office of Chief Gardiner yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock to let the contract for supplying the police force with uniforms. J. P. Farnsworth received the contract. He will turn if h 'twenty-six suits of navy blue with single breasted sack coats, metropolitan style, for $19.50 a suit. For helmets be will receive $3 a piece. George W. Garland, assistant general secretary of tbe Y. M. C A, who leaves for his new field in Maine this morning, was presented with a beautiful Baxter bible last evening at the Y. M. C. A. parlors by the young men of the association. Mr. Will Gates made the presentation speech and Mr. Garland responded with much feeling, stating that though in Rockland, Maine, be should not forget the boys of Topeka. General Secretary Day led in prayer an 1 the boys sung "Blest Be the Tie That Binds." All persons on the north side who visit the south side, on foot, horseback, in vehicles or in cars, and ail persons who visit tbe north side, living ou the soutti, ought to go to tbe pedis today aud vot for tbe bridge bonds; and this in tbe Interest of self preservation,' for there is no telling at what hour, day or nisht, tbe only bridge now conncting tbe two sides may f!l Iat the coll waters of tbe Kaw, and cairy with it Into an untimely watery crave whomsoever may be upon it at the time of tbe catastrophe. The funeral of the late L. G. Man tie, who died Sunday at bts borne, 614 Polk street, of typhoid pneumonia, was bel I yesterday afternoon at the residence, Rev. Kester officiating. Lincoln pos G. A. K. of this city, of which post Mr. Muosie was a member, bad charge of the funeral. Tbe remains were interred in the family plat in the Topeka cem etery. In tbe death of Mr. Munsie Topeka loses a valuable citizen. lis wai universally esteemed for his many manly (raits of character and sterling worth. His demise is mourned by a host of friends and acquaint ances. He leaves a wife. George M. Ewing, business manager of the A aiion'il t'OAierui'', is down witb a genuine case of the smallpox. He r-turned from a trip to Kansas City last Wednesday sick an1 went U bed at his borne, 7l'J Ouiney street. Dr. Sturgis was called, but it was not until Saturday evening that the ase was decided by the board of health to be what Jt 1 Tbe house was thn quarantined by the board, and Sunday night at 11 o'clock the patient was removed to tbe residence of his wife's father, D. H. Johnson, in Potwin Place, where be will have tbe best of care and he kej isolated from all wbo might contract the disease. '1 be bord of health bas nothing to do with the treatment of tbe case, simply looking after his prevention of a spread of the (lagus. THE DAY'S DUTY. TWO PICTURES FOB ritOUD TOPIN KAN'S TO GAZE AT. Say "Which To a Prefer and Then Go mn Vote Accordingly Tho Importance of Deciding- Right Itefore Qoing- to the PolU Today Mast tho Man Trap Stand. There are two pictures which may b of later est to the people of Topeka. One of them Is a familiar sight the narrow old bridge, with its top -ham per of wires, over-burdened arcs of iron, homely cross pieces, and a never ceasing stream of people and vehicles, crawling along at a snail's pace for fear of a catastrophe, with a jam of vehicles at either end waiting to move from one side to the other a picture that ought to be turned with Its facs to the wall as unworthy to be presented to a civilized community a picture fit only to 1 hung up in a region where but an occasional person needs to use or see it. Tbe other picture is that of a broad, substantial way, as wide as the avenue and 0:1 a level with it, crossing the Kaw, with foot passages as wide as the street pavements and a continuation of them a way tbe supports of wblch are all below lis Boor, out of siuLt and so firm that a herd of elephants may march over without diminution of speed or the delay of business a way as solid as the street itself, enduring as the ages, beautiful to look at, commensurate in every way with tbe demands-of traffic ia a pushing, growing, developing' capital city where wealth, culture and trada exist in wholesome proportions, and whither come, iu au ever increasing volume, the pet-ple of the state upou business or upon pleasure intent. Ihe people have bad a nauseating surfeit of the first picture, to the loss of their business, the distraction of their minds, the wrecking of their nerves and the destruction of their faith in the public spirit of the community. Some perverse seutiuient lias persisted In; keeping us burdened with this eyesore and danger place a spot tbat bas become a detriment to our good uamo nud fair fame. It bestrides us like an "Old Man of the Sea," i:s loathesome limbs wrapped round our waist slowly griping the life out of us. It sits like a nightmare upon us, aud with borriblo grimaces plucks at our vitals a little at a time, promis ng itself a feast of souls in the near future, grinning iu gleeful contemplation t the coming catastrophe. We have come to a time when, through tho kindness and wisdom of our lawmakers, w may get rid of this awful thing and live In peace, comfort and safety once more, W have been buoyed up with the hope ol an improvement, the iep!aclng of the homely old thing wit h thi9 other aud more satisfactory one. It rests with ourselves to say whether we will accept the prolfered opportunity, or relapse once mors into the state of ga!liri bondage to that perverse quality whiclt has bevtrode us for so many years. Men of Topeka, today is the day or j our deliverance or the fastening of the chains more fully mum you wtiat are you going lo rto aDont 11 m you sit quietly at home and do uothiug, or Lvt out ou tlie street and use, your influence to make jour fr.edom Bure? What do you suppose the wide-awake, public-spirited people of Kansas City would da in such a case as this? We all know. They would make Rome bowl until they got that bridge. They wouldn't stop to split hairs, argue with the obstinate, f-aw the air with objectionable gesticulations or hull and fuss around about little claNhing local interests, fearful of stepping on this man's protuberant corns or interfering with that one' selfish interests. That Is not the way thi'y built up their city. With gaze fixed aheal and nerves braced they pushed aside ali obstacles, or strode over them, and with grira earnestness accepted every chance. Their manner of doing things Is worthy of emulation, for they are gettiug there iu fine shape. The majority of votes necessary for the success of the enterprise is here in the city today. Let us see to it that it shall not ba lost by reason of lukewarmness. AMUSEMENTS. Grand Opera Houae. Robert Buchanan's comedy-dratna, "Fascination," was produced at the Grand last evening before a birge audience. Miss Cora Tan-ner appeared In the difficult double-role of Lady Madge SLiahton au l Chariot Murlovt two impersonations that test her strength and versatility to the utmost. She sustained herself admirably in all the exacting requirements of tbe play and won generjl commendation from all parts of the bouse for her acilng, h'!r poise, her graceful aud winning manners and her artistic dresdng. She is also entitled to credit for surrounding herself with an excel-, lent company, the members of which are capable of presenting tbe Incidental personages of the drama with the best possible ellect. "Fascination" was written for Miss Tanner and is admirably suited to her style. It Is built on a romantic and sentimental plan, wnera "love comes like a su miner sigh," then gets into a whirlwind of trouble aud is finally extricateJ In tin most approved and heroic-fashion. There is just enough deviltry, just euough bum r and just enougu sensatlou for an eiiier.aiuing dramatic production, and Fascination" has already become a pronounced success. The Kcenes are well distributed, comprising the grounds of a country home, the lobty of an opera house, the drawing-room of a London adventuress nd th reception rooms of a duke. These places jer-mit the assembling of an Interesting clam of characters, aud the Intro'lu tlon of incidents that give a dash and vigor to the performance The play will be repeated tonight. CBAWPtttn'S OPERA 1KH SR. The Nye and Riley literary conspiracy will be on band at the .Crawford tomorrow evening. Hill Nye resents the Imputations cmt upn Mr. Ri ey and himself In tbe statement that they could not stand the notices of tbetr shows written by eac'i other. He says thnt there is nothing Mr. Riley says can hurt ti? reputation in any part of the country where be is well known, and that it is impossible for him to hurt Mr. Riley's feelings unless be uses a c lub. Mr. Riley, on the other hand, says he won! I like to write about Mr. Nye's lecture if h could find anything to write about, and If Mr. Nye would let him know what lecture be calls bis own. That dog story, be declares, for Instance, is not the s me story, nor is it about the am deg at any two places. The fact remains, however, that they give a remarkably instructive entertainment and o that is crowded with ioetry and humor. Dr. Valentine says: "Don't allow a meat to ia s without a joke between each mouthful." In tbe, judgment of Bill Nye this admonition wUl enhance the value of American humor to a great degree and dinner will henceforth proceed with yells of lau gl-ter, screams of delight, and astonishing feats of digestion promote! by mirth. "Theus," says Nye, "amid a general shower of vest buttons and wads of uilrtli as big as hickory nuts, the genial, all-around hutnnrixt and joy promoter goes od. Pleasa?t iittts dinner parties one of these days will telephone for a caterer or marshal of tbe C27 to inquire what will be tbe price per piata at hi place, including appetizer, dinner, viae, fruit, dessert, finger-bowls, toothpicks an i Hygienic-Humorist. Brethren of the American press, the hour of our emancipation U at band. T ie time is rapidly approaching whei Little To n Tucker may Joke ior bis aupper. Avant pempkins on subscription! Avast titers muskrat pelts for pay locals! Adieu thou economical rarty that seekeH to win the Indorsement of tbe prefl by laying a dou?..!-yolk egg on our tatle with a wlM cackle ct delight, for we see our opportuaity loorsic j up in the distance."' St N?KT f TiX. , Tbe citizens of lopeka will show tbefr appreciation of the enterprise In getting such a distinguished character as Hon. S. !. On cf New York ci'y to appear, and It is with a sense of great pleasure that we cote th announcement that be will deliver ono t Li incomparable. Instructive, entertaining and amusing lectures at the Grand opera bousa Thursday evening, 1Mb nut. Sunset CV)X needs no introduction to tucli ti enlightened community as tLis, and tli 1;:.;-ple announcement that be will be here next Thursday evening ought to and will he su: i-cieut advertisement of the fact to crowd tta Grand to its utmost capac ity. The sale of reserved seats begins at il.1'.U Sl Snyder's drng Ure this evening. Admission 75, bn and ' cents. F. D. Place, prescription druggist, C23 XLxs-saa aveau. i

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