The Topeka Daily Capital from Topeka, Kansas on April 28, 1889 · Page 3
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USTOPEKA DAILY CAPITAL: SUNDAI MOENING; APRIL 28. 1839. METSKER "WINS. BE CAPTURES THE -DELEGATION TO THE CONGHESSIONAL C'OJi VENTION, .-.-,., t i After a Spirited Contest -Between D. C Stettker Mid Charlei Cattle Mr. Mets-ker Secure the Endorsement of tlie Republican Convention aa the Candidate of Shawnee County for Congress--.' man. ' The republican county convention in this city yesterday to elect fifteen -delegates to the congressional convention at Emporia on next Wednesday, was one of the most int resting political contests ever witnessed in this county. The two leading candidates Hon. Charles Curtis and Hon. D. C. Metsker went Into the convention with almost equal strength, and it was impossible to tell what the result would be. Colonel Veale had three delegates and the other seventy-two delegates were bo closely divided between Metsker and Curtis that Veale's delegates could decide the' matter. They went to Metsker and Mr. Metsker received the endorsement of the convention as Shawnee's congressional candidate. The conTention was as harmonious as a convention could be where there was such a close contest on band. All acquiesced In the result and Mr. Curtis announced that he would go to Emporia to render Mr. Meisker what asslstince he could. . The convention was called to order at 2:05 p. in. by George V. Crane, chairman of the republican county central committee. The call for the convention was read by A. P. Jet- more, secretary of the republican county cen tral committee. The roll of delegates was then called and they responded to their names substantially as published in the Capital on the day after the rrimaries. It was generally conced that the fight was on the temporary organization of the conven Hon at least that would demonstrate the strength of the two candidates." Hon. Thomas "Buckman of Mission, one of the Metsker dele gates, nominated Hen. Joab Mulvane for tern's orary chairman. Hoa, H. Csaflord in be half of the Curtis forces, nominated D. C Til- lotson. The roll wis called and it resulted in the election of Mr. Mulvane by a vote of 39 to S3. ' The announcement of ihe vote was the signal for enthusiastic applause from the Metsker supporters. It was even Detter man they exr ected. It developed later that two of the Curtis delegates had voted for Mulvane for personal reasons, tut this still left Metsker a majority. ' '. ' " Mr. Mulvane was escorted to the chair and was greeted with applause. He made a very appropriate address, saying in sub stance: "We would not be quite human if we were not Interested in great occasious of government. We are a stlf-governed people. We have our preferences, as we ought to have. Every man ought to have principles and opinions. The occasion tuat calls you together is one of the greatest import If the administration of oar laws are bad, we the sovereigns are not responsible. It is the duty of American citizens to take part in American politics. Every man ought to have a preference for party and men. You are assembled to select delegates to select a man to represent you in the American congress. Four of our citizens whom we all esteem have a laudable ambition lor thi honor. I have no use for that kind of sentimental politics which induces American citizena to get up above the 'common herd,' as they term it, a id say I do not propose to get down into the muddylpool of politics.' That kind of sentiment among American citizens is to be depreciated and depressed. If American politics are to be corrupt it is American citizens who make American politics corrupt If they are not to be corrupt, it is American citizens who will purify our politics. So far as a congressional candidate is concerned, I have my preferences. I esteem all these gentlemen who are candidates. In selecting our choice let us do it in a spirit of manliuees and i fairness. There is no reason why anyone should think any the less of bis neighbor because be thinks differently, or has a different choice in a matter of this kind." At the close of Mr. Mnlvane'a address, H. C Llndsey of the Curt's forces nominated A. W. Dana of the first ward for temporary secretary, and J. B. Hibben of the Metsker forces nominated D. O. McCray for secretary. A vote was taken and McCray was elected by a vote of 37 to 35. Mr. Troutman then moved that the temporary organization be made permanent which carried. A. H. Vance moved that a committee of five on resolutions be appointed, which carried. A. C Sherman, one of the Metsker delegates, moved that a committee of five be appointed to select delegates to Emporia, which D. C Tillotson then moved that the delegation to Emporia be instructed to vote for Hon. Charles Curtis for congreesman. John fetruihers moved to substitute the name of I), C Metsker. Another delegate wanted to substitute the name of Colonel Jetinore. It was finally decided that the convention should express its choice by voting simply for Metsker or Curtis. This was done and it resulted in the endorsement of Mr. Metsker by a vote of 38 for Metsker to 37 for Curtis. Twenty-four delegates in the city voted for Metsker and eighteen for Curtis. The chairman declared that Mr. Metsker had received the endorse ment of the convention for congress which was the signal for tremendous cheering and applause. There were loud calls of "Metsker!" 'Metsker!," and the victorious candidate was escorted to the platform, and thanked the conv.ntion for their endorsement. He said: "In endorsing me yon have endorsed a republican who has always been a straight republican and always supports the nominee. I always stand by the republican party whether elected or defeated. When a man is declared the choice of his party every true republican should acquiesce." Mr. Metsker said the great enthusiasm dls- ?layed in the convention cheered him on and e believed Shawnee county would carry off the honors at Emporia. Mr. Curtis, ho had made a gallant fight gainst the combined opposition, was then called for, and addressed the convention briefly. He said: "I am thankful to my friends for the hearty support they have give me. The gentlemen in this convention have treated me fairly in this matter, with one exception." Then there were cries of "Who is he? Name him!.' To which Mr. Curtis responded: "He is Mr. Haines of Muddy precinct He was instructed for me. But I am now for 1. C Metsker for congress. I don't like his methods, but I am going to Emporia and give him my hearty support. I have made a fair and honorable campaign and those who opposed me have treated me faitly. I am a repui lican and always will be. The party may offer candidates that I do not like, but I will come out and support them. I want to say, too, " that I am in favor of a service pension bill and I want to have fair elections in the south. I am iu favor of the government taking charge of elections in the south until every man can deposit his ballot without being bulldozed or interfered with. I would like to know what Mr. Metsker views are on this subject. I thank you each and alL with the one exception I have named, for the kind treatment I have received at your -hands. If I can be of any service to your candidate at Emporia call upon-Charies Curtis and he will assist 1). C Metsker." Mr. Metsker was again called out and gave his views on the pension question. He said . that every old soldier in Tepeka knew tuat be had always been an advocate of liberal elisions of old soldiers. ' He believed the nation owed a debt to the old soldiers which could not be raid, but as long as there was an old soldier in the land he ought to be well pro-Tided - for. He said h had always held the most positive views on the southern " question. He thought the president should do something to suppress fraudulent elections in the south and see that every man, whatever his color or nationality, be given the ballot if he was legally entitled to it." DELEGATES TO X3CPOBIA. The committee to name fifteen delegates to the Emporia congressional convention pre sented the following report, - which was adopted: . Delegdtes. v Alternates. A. C f-herman IL H. Miller H. R. Mitchell bam Ixriman J. B. HIbbm W. McDowell JobnM. Brown , In Johnston J b Mulvane Georg IL Evans D. O. McCray R. D. Coldren P. I. Bouebrake . Jon ill o t H. C. Libdsey J. W. Stoker Vi ta. Lyttle James Kauisey Josfsh Brasheara Jerry Wn te J. A. Troutman A. H. Vance Jos -oh Ross J. M. Harr A. S. Roberts . Wm. McCaite- S. J. Hampshire Joh liartman . J. D. Hosford D. W. Allsworth oEE3OLUTI0NS ADOPTED. Hon. Vance presmted the following report from the committee on resolutions, and it wai adopted: liesolved That we endorse the national republican platform adopted at the Chicago convention in 1888, and congratulate the country upon the redempt on of the national government -roni democratic coutrol, and reaffirm our devotion to republican principles. Resolved, That we commend the administration of President Harrison, and heartily approve the policy he has outline i. liesolved, '1 hat we " congratulate Hon. Thomas Ryan upon his merited promotion to an honorable and lucrative diplomatic position, and while we regret that this congressional district aud the nation are to be deprived of his valuable services in congress, yet we feel this community where be has lived for twenty-five year, and the district he baa served with conspicuous fidelity and ability for twelve years, have been honored in his promotion. THE HAINES MATTER. Mr. Troutman moved that Captain William Haines, the delegate from Muddy precinct, whom Mr. Curtis had charged with having disregarded his instructions, be given an opportunity to make an explanation. This was done, and Mr. Haines said: 'There were only four or five republicans voted at our precinct at the primaries. There were positively no instructions of any character, and I thought I was at liberty to use my own judgment in voting in this convention. There was some talk about Curtis on the day of the primaries, aud some of the old soldiers said they did not like his position on the soldier question. Some of them said that he had stated in a speech that he was tired of the soldier racket" Mr. Miller, the alternate from Muddy precinct, corroborated Mr. Haines' statements to the effect that no instructions were given at the primaries. A delegate from the north side asked that Mr. Curtis be given permission to questiou Mr. Haines. Dr. Huntoon, one of the Curtis delegates, said this convention was not called for the purpose of holding an inquisition upon an old soldier who he believed had done what he thought was his duty. Mr. Haines he said was responsible to bis constituents and not to this convention for his action. A motion to allow Mr. Curtis to question Deb gate Haines was voted down by thirty-nine to twelve. The business of the convention having been concluded, on motion of Mr. Troutman it adjourned. THE CONVENTION'S CHOICE. Hon. D. C Metzker, who will be presented to the Emporia convection on next Wednesday as Shawnee county's candidate for congressman, was birn in Wayne county, Ohio, Ilay 25, 1831. When he was nine years old his parents moved to Cass county, Ind., aud settled on a farm four miles from Logaisport. He lived on the farm, attending the schools in the vicinity and the academy at Logans-port until the spring of 1853, when he moved to Kokoma, Ind., and employed as a clerk in a mercantile house one year. . He then commenced the study of law and was admitted to the bar in Indiana in 1856. He commenced practice in Kokomo and cont.nued until 1858, when he was elected county recorder, and while holding that position was also county school examiner two years. In 1861 he was appointed deputy United States revenue collector, but in 1862, being elected clerk of the circuit court, resigned the former position. He was clerk of the court until 1866. He located in Topeka in November, 1868, being that year contingent elector of the presidential ticket in Indiana. In 1872 he was elected probate judge of Shawnee county and was re-elected in 1874. In 1876 he was elected state senator of Shawnee county, and re-elected in 1880 for the term expiring in 1884. serving eight years in the state senate. In 1887 he was elected mayor of Topeka. , He is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and I. O. O. F., having been through the subordinate offices of the latter and filled all the chairs of the encampment and grand encamp ment of tbj state. THE SITUATION. Nine Candidates for Cougress at the Emporia Convention. There will be nine candidates before the congressional convention at Emporia on Wednesday. Marion county has elected seven delegates instructed for Hon. E. W. Hoch. Morris county has elected five delegates in structed for Hon. J. M. Miller. Chase coun ty's four delegates are also instructed for Miller, giving him nine votes on the first ballot Lyon county has elected nine delegates for Hon. W. W. Scott Wabaunsee county has elected five delegates for Malcolm Nicolson. For second choice they are divided. Shawnee county sends fifteen delegates for D. C. Metsker. Coffey county has elected six delegates and instructed them for Harrison Kelley. Osage county will hold a convention tomorrow and will send eleven delegates lor Hon. L. E. Finch. Butler county will hold a convention tomorrow and will send nine delegates for Hon. J. K. Cubbison. Woodson county held her convention yesterday and instructed her three delegates for Hon. W. H. Slavens. Greenwood is the only uncertain county in the lot They hold their convent. on tomorrow. It is not likely they will have a candidate. AMUSEMENTS. Crawford's Opera House. The Bon Ton Theater company will begin a week's engagement at Crawford's opera house tomorrow (Monday) evening. The company is headed by Mr. James R. McCaan, who has been the leading man of the Eunice Goodrich combination for several years and is a versatile and accomplished actor. The Bon Tons will produce a number of popular dramas and comedies during the week, with a change of programme each evening. Popular prices of aa mission will be charged, and there are extra attractions in the way of prizes. A matinee will be given on Saturday. LIBRARY HALL. The Republican" Flambeau club will take a benefit at Library hall on Friday evening, May 3, presenting as an attraction the famous Musiu Concert company. The boys deserve the most liberal patrouage. The following notice of the company is from-; the Chicago Aeint: "The Musin Concert company nas Deen ao-ing a large business ea6t and west During the pasi week it has been in t:is vicinity, aud on Wednesday afternoon Mr. Musin p aye I a violin recital before the Amateur club, at which lie presented a number of pieces of a class rarely heard from traeeling virtuo L The best of these was Walther's "Press Lied," translated by Whiibelinj, which was deliuered with grand expression. On Thursday night he played at Evanston, his selections being of a popular character, such as the Lonard Vou-venir o Haydue," Wieniawski's "Russian Airs," his own mazurkas, etc He is using a splendid violin of the Stradivarius model made in 16'J3. It has a rich an i brilliant tone, which no doubt adds something to the attractiveness of the artist's playing. He is the best concert violinist now in this country, certainly so for popular audiences, for in addition to splendid t-chuic he has remarkable repose, combined with fire, sense of delicacy, etc in short, be knows exactly how to please an audience. The tenor of the company is Mr. Whitney Mackridge, who is singing with mors breadth than ever and with a quality of tone and stvle not surpassed by any American tenor. The soprano, Mrs. Annie Louise Tanner, is a high soprano of great skill in coiora-tnr work. She made a splendid success at Evanston with Proch's "Air and Variations, and In response she song "Coming Thro the' Rye" equally well with the other The pianist is Mr. Sbonert of Oevelaud, a sound player with a musical and reliable touch. GRAND CONCERT The engagement of the Musin Grand Concert company by the Topeka Republican Flambeau club at Library hall next Friday evening, May 3, bids fair to lie the musical event ot the season. Moa. Oride Musin, the great violinist, is without a doubt the greatest artist in this country today. His execution is wonderful, besides giving an expression ' to his music which very few artists of the present day are capab e. - ' The Capital feels safe in saying that the lovers of both classical and popular music will not regret attending this concert, and as it wish t s the club under whose management this company comes every success, trusting it will be rewarded for engaging such artists. LOCAL BRIEFS. The U and I carnival closed at the Grand last night It is believed they cleared about $700. Two of the loveliest tulip beds in the city are in t e parked space i in front of Jude Horton's residence. The bank clearings for the week aggregate $364,891 against $284,744, or the corresponding week last year. The first open air concert will be given in Capitol square next Tuesday evening by. Marshall's Military baud. . . One of the motors on the East Side circle railway got oil the track badly at the Quincy street switch early last evening. - The ladies of the Walnut Grove M. E. church expect to give a strawberry and ice cream festival in the near future. A force of men is engaged in cutting stone for the curbing on Niuth street, . west of Capital square, which is to be paved at once. Major Shreve and Lyon's orchestra returned yesterday from Bel eville, where ihey participated in the L O. O. F. celebration Friday night The exhibition of fencing by Captain George C. Sperry and Mr. Yearsley White at theGrand last evening was one of the best features of the carnival. Harry Palmer yesterday closed a contract with Mr. D. Tuttle for a three story business block 50x75, to be located near the Sixth street bridge in Parkdale. The number of ladies hoi ling tickets in the drawing at the Art exhibition at the Singer manufacturing company's salesroom, 805 Kansas avenue, was 1,802. The rapid trails t folks are putting in a switch on Eighth street near Harrison and were transferring passengers around the excavation at that point yesterday. Mr. Frazier has moved into his new bouse on East Seventeenth street, in Keith's second addition. Mr. Keith and Mr. Burriss have the neatest front lawns in the addition. The weather favorable, there will be preaching in the city park today at 3 p.. m. by .Elder P. J. fcnyders. Subject: "The Great Salvation." A cordial invitation is extended to all. The board of county commissioners at their meeting yesterday decided to advertise for contracts to build the abutments of a bridge between Williamsport and Auburn townships. Notarial commissions were yesterday issued to G. B. Thompson, Cherryvale; Jacob A. Grubb, Burdett; C M. Beachy, Wilsey; S. L. Wilson, Wallace; Mamie Weeks, Beloit; John D. Henry, Newton. During the storm Friday morning a lightning t olt struck Seabrook school bouse in district No. 88, damaging the building to the ex-of at least $100. A number of pupils were shocked but none seriously. In reporting the High school contest yesterday the Capital omitted to make mention of two excellent recitations by MUs Marguerite Bradley and Miss Carrie Baum. They were among the best features of the evening. Pension Agent Giick yesterday issued a check for $13,363.67 for a pension for Lafayette D. Oxford of McDowell, Mo. He is totally blind. This U oue of the largest pensions ever granted by the Topeka office. Dr. McGuire informed a Capital reporter yesterday that the city was now entirely rid of smallpox, there being not a slugle case in the city. It has been reported that Mrs. George M. Ewing has the disease, but this is untrue. Colonel J. L. Thornton has become corres-poudent of the. Kansas City Globe aud uiaiA-ger of their circulation in this city. The Globe is an enterprising and newsy paper and it will be ably represented by Mr. Thornton. There will be a meeting of the board of trade at their rooms iu the Stormont building on Wednesday evening next at 7:30 o'clock. A full attendance is desired as bnsiuess of importance will be brought before the meeting. The drawing of the Domestic Sewing Machine company was announced yesterday, and Mrs. Hitchcock, who resides on Topeka avenue and Twentieth street was the fortunate holder of number 574 which " called for the new $60 Domestic machine. A Lenten offering with love to the Topeka Orphans' home, from Miss Sadie M. Stickney and class of Grace cathedral. This was indeed a generous gift, each pupil doing a noble part. All such donations are thankfully received. Mrs. R. E. McHale, corresponding secretary. The Hebrew residents of this city will hold divine services at K. C. B. C hall in this City at 2 p. m., on Tuesday next in honor of the Washington inauguration centennial. By invitation, Rabbi Heary Berkowitz of Kansas City will deliver a discourse appropriate to the occasion. The postoffice will be open on Tuesday, April 30, centennial day, from 8 to 10 o'clock a. in., the carriers making their regular forenoon delivery of mail. The remainder of the day will be observed as a holiday. The outgoing mails will close at the usual hours both morning and evening. The largest "shooting star" seen In this locality for a long time was seen about 1 o'clock Thursday morning. It looked, as large as a base ball and fell so slowly that there was time to yell "money" at it seven or eight times, while three times insures a man be coming rich within a year. The drawing of the new automatic Singir sewing machine took place last evening, an i the number drawing the machine was 1355, aud the fortunate possessor of the number was Mrs. M. D. Morgan. 113 East Fourth street Owing to the fact that Mayor Cofran did not arrive in season, C A. Clark officiated. The secretary of the State Historical society has received a co,y of a valuable publication entitled "The Australian Ballot System as Embodied in the Legislation of Various Countries," with an historical introduction by John Wiginore of the Boston bar. The book will be in great demand for consultation and reference. Mr. Paddock, city engineer of Rock Island, III., Mr. Hampton and Mr. Negus, two of the councilmeu of the same city, are en route to Topeka on a tour of inspection. They have been sent out as a committee to inspect the pavements in various cities in .order to ascertain the most practicab.e pavement to put down. Rock Island has not had any experience as yet in pavement, but will put down about tea miles of pavements this year. The case brought by the' Kansas Home Insurance company of this city to mandamus tbe Hon. D. W. Wilder, superintendent of insurance, compelling him to issue licenses to the agents of this company throughout the state, was argued hi the district court yesterday. Hon. David Overineyer apD -ared for the insurance company and Attorney General Keliocir for the superintendent of insurance. Tbe judge reserved his decision until Monday. .. The ladies of Ingleside desire to publicly express their thanks to all who contributed to the success of their beuefitconcert given last Monday evening. Not only are they indebted to the musicians who turn shed the delightful programme, but also for the free use of the First Methodist church, to Mr. Hayes for decorating, to Hall fc tKDonald for tbe programmes and to the daily papers which so generously gave all the advertising. To one and all the ladies express their heartfeU thanks. . Judge John Martin returned yesterday from Bellviile. where, on Friday afternoon- be delivered an address on the occasion of the celebration of tbe seventieth anniversary of Odd Fellowship in America. Tbe addna was made in tbe opera house to about 600 Odd Fellows, many of wbom were from ad joining cities and towns. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon there was a grand parade. Tbe lodges from Jewell City, llankato and Conco.dia were present , MYSTIC MATTERS. HISTORIC EVENTS COMMEMORATED BT ANCIENT ORDERS. The Coming; Centennial and Its Connection with. If asonry Movements of Mystic Shrines The Odd fellows Aaniver- - sary Pythian Preparations for the Future The A. O. IV W. and Red Men, Etc Last week witnessed the celebration of oae of the most important anniversaries observed by any .secret society. This week will be marked by a national demonstration, some features of which will possess a special attraction for the members of the most venerable of all the mystic orders. The seventieth anniversary of the establishment of Odd Fellowship in America is closely followed by tbe centenuial of the inauguration of the first president of the United States, to whom the oath of office was administered by the first grand master of Masn on. tbe western hemisphere. Incidentally this brings up the fact that George Washington was himself a Mason, that tbe Bible used in tbe inaugural ceremony was taken from the altar of a Masonic lodge, together with a whole host of minor incidents of interest to those only who have passed the portals of the lodge room and solved its mysteries. Apropos of the approaching centennial of he first inauguration of Washington as president of tbe United States, taking into consideration tbe fact that the immortal Washington was a prominent Mason in bis day and that his picture in the full re-ga'iaof a master may be found in every Masonic lodge room and in almost every Masonic home, it certainly seems passing strange that the fraternity in this city have uot arranged to partic pate in the celebration on next Tuesday. In other cities the Masons will be found taking an active part in the proper observance of the day. Masonic. Abdallah Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., will conduct a pilgrimage to Fort Scott on May 14, to offer a suitable reception to such weary sons ot tbe desert as may want to worship at tbe Mystic Shrine on the occasion of the annual conclave of the grand cominanlery, Knights Templar of the state. Topeka commandery No. 5 will send an escort to Fort Scott with Rt Em. Sir T. P. Rodgers, the present grand commander of Knights Templar in this state. Zabud counc 1 R. E. and S. E. M. will hold a special assembly on Tuesday evening for work in the Super Excellent Master's degree. There is quite a prevalent desire in a number of towns in Kansas, among masons, for tbe establishment of commanderies at such points. It is expected tbe coming session of the grand commandery will be largely occupied in hearing and acting upon several re-guests of this character. The masons of Kansas City, Kan., have recently sold property owned by them upon which they realized the handsome sum of $12,500. These funds will probably be reinvested until such a time as they can be turned atraia and made to yietfr a sufficient sum to erect a Masonic temple. Leavenworth commandery Ne. 1 attended Easter sei vices last Sundayfat the church of St Paul in that city, the services being conducted by Eminent Sir T. C Pupper, D. D., rector of that church. The imperial council of the Mystic Shrine has in preparation for ' early publication a complete roster of all its members in the western hemisphere. On the occasion of the laying of the corner stone ot the new Masonic Temple in Denver two weeks ago, El Jebel temple, Mystic Shrine, initiated fifty members, giving a banquet afterward of which tbe Sbriners aud their wives partook. The Imperial council of the Mystic Shrine will meet in Chicago in June next T'je stated communications of Topeka lodge No. 17 and Silvan lodge No. 225, A. F. & A.M., occur on Wednesday and Thursday of this week respectively. 4 . The Masons of this city are about to make some much needed improvements in their banquet hall in the city building. A special convocation of Topeka council No. 5, R. A. M., will be held on Monday evening. The regular meeting of Beulah chapter No. 34 Order of the Easteri Star will occur on Saturday evening next!,". - The past week being the last week in the month, there was leis than the usual activity evinced in the various bodies. The Bible now in possession of St. John's lodge No. I A. F. & A. M-, of New York City, is conceded to be the one on which George Washington took the oath as president of the United states, one hundred years ago and on Tuesday next it will be borne in the civic and industrial procession in honor of the inaugural centennial by a committee of this lodge. The facts as published are that, on the day of the inaugural, when Chancellor Livingston was about to administer the oath, it was discovered that no Bible bad been provided. Chancellor Livingston was also grand master of Masons in New York at tnat time and a member of St John's lodge No. 1. Recollecting the prox-imity.of the lodge room, he turned to a brother Mason and ordered bim to go over and bring tbe book back with bim, which was done. On this the oath was admlclBtared and the page at which it was open was turned down. It has been in the continuous possession of the lodge ever since. It is a curious coincidence that by accident the first president of the United States qual fied on a Masonic Bible belonging to the first Masonic lodge, and that the oath was administered by tbe first master of tbe first lodge, who was also the first grand master of Masons, while Washington himself was also a Mason. The Odd Fellows. Tbe observance of the anniversay of this order, April 26, so far as Topeka is concerned was a grand success and it seems from all reports to have been the same elsewhere. The day was auspicious for such demonstrations and the fine weather all over the state was taken advantage of to turn out in full force. Those only who live to participate in tbe Odd Fellows centennial in this city can enjoy such an occasion more than the one ot last week. A CANTON ELECTION. Canton Topeka No. 3, Patriot Militant, at its annual election last uight chose the following officers for the ensuing year. Captain, J. M. Miller; lieutenant, G. W. Clark; ensign, Thos. Haskell; clerk, IL D. Brand; accountant, Samuel Hall; atter which they proceeded to drill under Captain L. J. Webb. Tbe canton is making very satisfactory progress in growth and usefulness, as an organization. THE NAOMI EEBEKAHS. Tbe degree staff ot Naomi Rebekah Degree lodge No. 95, of this city, consisting of twenty lad res, went to Holton W ednesday afternoon and assisted in the reorganization of Friendship lodge No. 3, Daughters of Rebekah. The staff, under tbi direction of Captiin A. D. Thatcher, exemplified the "beautified work" ot tbe degree in a very exemplary and satisfactory manner. A number of ladies and gentlemen accompanied tbe staff. The party returned Wednesday nizht and report a pleas-time. They all speak in the highest terms of the elegant and hospitable manner in which they were entertained by the members of Friendship lodge of tbe city of Holton. All members of Naomi Rebekah Degree lodge are requested to bo present at Odd Fellows' temple on Monday evening to attend a banquet and social given in honor of Captain A. D. Thatcher and wife. You will please brin j your baskets and enjoy a pleasant eve ning. . Hattie M. Hueted, N. u., Jennie M. Webe, Secretary. KnlrhU f Pythias. Valiant lodge No. 179, at its meeting on Monday evening, conferred the first rank on three and the second rank on one candidate. The attendance at the meeting that evening was unusually large,' owing to the recent order emanating from tha three lodges compelling the atteudance ot all members present in the lodge rooms or ante rooms and prohibiting social games daring tbe sessions of the lodges. Calla division No. 8, U. R., will hold a very large and enthusiastic meeting Friday night at which 'time all arrangements were perfected for attending the grand lodge at Leavenworth in May. This splendid division is now completely uniformed and is being, thoroughly drilled by its efficient officers. Although recently reorganized and recruited, Calla division will make a fine showing at Leavenworth and will cause some of older divisions to hustle to get away with tbe prize. New blood and new life have been in fused into the division, which undoubtedly tells In the enthusiastic work now being done by its members. It is about derterinlned, and possibly before the week is ended, arrangements will be perfected to take Marshall's Military band. After this the division will be drilled three times each week and each member must and will be expected to be present at every drill meeting until time for going to Leavenworth. At the regular met ting ot Topeka lodge No. 38 last night, two candidates were baliotted for, several new applications were received and the third rank was conferred on four candidates. Calla division No. 8, U. R., has by a unanimous vote, decided to discard the nickel helmet, and all Sir Knights are requested to leaie their measurement for a new cork helmet with Sir Knight Captain L. J. Webb the coming week. . THE PYTHIAN SISTERHOOD. The adjourned meeting to last Wednesday was convened with but few ladies present, owing to tbe fact that the informatioa had been nalUH Itrnnnri In thm trfTaronr rhirt.r members to the effect that tbe organization could not be completed ani would not be recognized until organized by the grand dep-; Utr organizer, whn will hn hrA narlv in May. " A. O. V. W. A full complement of tbe members were in attendance at the meeting of Upchurch lodge No. 130, held on Monday evening last, which was greatly owing to the fact that final arrangements bad to be made in connection with the auniversary of the lodge on April 29, and a larger turnout than usual was requested. Tbe lodsre has acted wisely in appointing Brother Past Master Workmau Wieneke as caterer for the o casion, as it is safe to say that the success of the eut rtainuient in that regard is already assured. In all other respects there is no reason to doubt that tbe social will be fully up to the standard, and will a so receive a Urge patr muge rrom he members of tbe lodge and their families. Tbe recorder was instructed to insert a notice in tbe Capital calling attention of those directly concerned to the anniversary, and it is hoped tby will govern themselves accordingly. A large delegation fr .m Apollo lodge No. 188 paid their respects to No. 130, and were, of course, very welcome visitors, perhaps the more so on account of the former lodge being an offspring of tbe latter. Several short but pleasing addresses were delivered, aud altogether an enjoyable time was indulged in. Scarcely a uiyui uow passes wuuoui some newcomer ue- ing enrolled within tbe fold of the order. Monday evening was no exception to this, there being an initiation in the Junior and Workman degrees respectively. To say the least, this steady increase certainly speaks volumes for the popular ty of Upchurch lodge andaugurs well for its future success. A FIRST ANN VERS ART. The members of Kansas kdge, No. 260, A. O. U. W., spent the most pleasant evening in their history, at their hall on East Eighth street Friday, the occasion being the first anniversary of the lodge. All those who were fortunate enough to be preseut enjoyed themselves until a late hour. During the first part of the evening all were gathered in the lodge room and entertained with a few short speeches and a musical programme, participated in by some of the finest performers in Topeka. The orchestra, under the leadership of Mrs. Showers, discoursed excellent music during the evening, and Utter at the danee. The address ot welcome by M. W. L. T. Hazen, was the best on the programme, followed by a piano duet by Mrs. Mann and Spencer Cart. These young people undoubtedly know how to get music from a piano, as the most difficult selections were rendered in an excellent manner and in perfect harmony. P. G. W. M. Jas. E. Rigzs, delivered the second address of the evening on the "Ancient order." Those who have heard Bro. Riggs, know in what an elegant manner he handles his subject and further praise is unnecessary. The duet by the Misses Cletnensoa was beautifully rendered and highly enjoyed. The fifth number on the programme, guitar solo by Mr. Rabb, was superior te anything ever heard in Topeka, his imitation of different musical instruments, among which was the bugle and snare drum, must be heard In order to be appreciated. As Mr. Rabb finished bis solo Bro. Miller ot Council Grove came into the hall, and be ng called on made a few remarks which were thoroughly enjoyed, After music by the orchestra ail were invited to adjourn to the banquet room and partake of an elegant supper furnished by the ladies. After all had partaken the tioor was cleared and dancing was the order of the night After ten numbers bad been goue through an adjournment was taken for one year. . The Red Men. The warriors of Shawnee tribe No. 14 are now at home in their own wigwam, having rented the Knox hall (the old Odd Fellows' hall) and at the same time purchased the furniture and pictures in the room, which were formerly owned by the Ancient Royal Order of Osiris, and now have as pleasant and comfortable quarters as any secret society in tbe city. This step is sufficient evidence that the tribe s ands on a solid financial footing and is able to "paddle its owu canoe" with any of them. Tbe past week has been a busy one with the tribe, it being the final work of the term for which dispensation was grauted by the worthy grand sachem ot the state, and unusually interesting meetings were held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when a large amount of business was transacted. Ail brothers sojourning on the hunting grounds of the Shawnee's are cordially invited to visit the tribe at its wigwam, No. 620 Kansas avenue, on Thursday evening. P. O. S. of A. This patriotic order is gaining quite a foothold in this city, and numbers among its membership the best people ot tbe city. The first camp, Washington Camp No. 1, North Tope, was organized in January, and now the members hip on that side of tbe river alone has 14a Washington Camp No. 3, on this side, has seventy-five members, and was organized only a few weeks ago. The or Jer is steadily growing. On next luesday the two camps will uuite with Lincoln and Blue posts, G. A. R., and the city fire department in celebrating the 100th anniversary ot Washington's inauguration. An interesting programme, including a parade, bas been arranged. Washington Camp No. 1 met in regular session Monday evening at Blue Post ball, North Topeka. Several new members were initiated, and a large amount of regular business was transacted. Refreshments of seasonable fruits, etc., were served to tbe members of tbe camp after tbe labors ceased. Lincoln Council No. 1 will meet to confer the second desrree Monda evening. May 6 Washington Camp No. 3 held its recrular communication Wednesday evening at Lincoln Post hall. East Sixth street PLATFORM OFPBINCIPLEA At this time -t will be interesting to the average reader to peruse the platform of prin ciples as unanimously aiopteu at tue meventn annual session of tbe national camp, held in Chicago in June, 1887, which is as follows: Next to the love for tbe Creato., w believe that patriotism Is the highest and noblest affection of tbe human soul. We believe that the institutions of no country are safe without patriotic citizens, and that none will so jealously guard and protect tliem as those who are bora and reared under their influence. Vie believe that we have tbe be t form of government for the masses on the face of tbe earth. For tbe welfare, prosperity and liberty of all American citizens and their descendants, we desire to crotect our lorm oi government and preserve it intact from the influence and con- tro of any foreign power, isy disseminating sentiments of loja ty and patriotiam; by establishing a fraternal feeling of devotion to country amongst all Americans, we hope to make it impossible for any one to live under the protection of the "Stars and Stripes" who does not honor and revere it, and who would not be willing to give up bis life in defense of the principles of lreedom and justice, wbich it represents. We desire to sustain the purity of the ballot, and to hve it inteligently and legitimately used. - We believe that our system of free public schools is the bulwark of oar liberty, and we insist that they be kept absolutely free from all ecclesiastical and sectarian influences, and be under tbe supervision ot local secular officers e ected by the people. We tordia-Iy welcome all of those foreigners who come to this country with the honest deeire of becoming loyal American citizens, and who sincerely disavow any and all alle giance to foreign potentates and governments, and who honor and revere oar national flair. We are opposed to the occupancy of any part of our land by foreign speculators or adventurers, who do not wish to become citizens, and we believe that all of the resources and privileges of tbe country ahou'd be reserved for the exclusive use of citizens, either native born or naturalized. We are in favor of crushing out that which is already here, and of taking measures which will prohibit from entrance into our ports, in the future, of that foreign element which comes here to advocate communism and nihilis t, and which does not identify itself with our country, and does not respect our flag. We invite all native born citizens who believe in their country and Its institutions, and who desire to perpetuate free government, and wbo wish to encourage a brotherly feeling among Americans; to the end that we may exalt our country, to join with ns in this our work of fellowship and love. The Grand Army. SIS There has been an immense amount of grain, potatoes, etc., sent in the couth western counties for seed, at tbe request of Depart ment Commander Booth, who found the people there destitute of these articles. For the present the needs of the people are satisfied, aud posts and comra !es are requested to seud money to purchase present needs, rather than seed. The railroad companies ruuning through tbe southwest have reaped a much lartrer harvest from the generosity of the com rades than the sufferers themselves have. Attention Sir Knights. All members of Calla division No. 8, Uniform Rank Knights or Pythias, are requested to assemble at the armory, in full uniform, Tuesday evening, to participate in the ceremonies of tbe centennhv celebration. Further notice of hour of meeting will be given in Monday and Tuesday papers. By order of Sir Knijrbt Captain. S. M. Lan ham, Sir Knight Recorder. Attention Daughters or Rebekah. All members of Naomi Rebekah Degree lodge are requested to be present at Odd Fellows temple on Monday evening to attend a banquet aud social given in honor of Captain A. D. Thacher aud wife. You will please bring your baskets aud enjoy a pleasant evening. . Hattie M. Hlsted, N. G. ' Jennie M. Wehe, Secretary. Attention Dram Corps. All members of Lincoln post drum corps are ordered to assemble at post headquarters Tuesday night to assist in the centennial celebration. Further notice of hourot meeting will be given. See Monday and Tuesday papers. By order of the drum major, C. F. McCabe, Captain. Attention Chevaliers. All members of Canton Topeka No. S,IO. O. F., are requested to assemble at the temple Tuesday evening to take part in the centenial celebration. Further notice of the hour of meeting will be given in Monday and Tuesday papers. By order of the captain, J. E. Gorham, Clerk. Knights of Honor. Next Thursday evening will be the regular meeting ot Washington lodge No. 787 of tbe city. It is thought Grand Dictator Riggs will meet with the lodge. A HIGH TRIBUTE. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hackney the Reclp leats of a Beantlf ul Testimonial. Last evening a few minutes past 8 o'clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence D. Skinner, 915 Monroe street, Mr. Herbert Hackney, late master mechanic of the Santa Fe railway, and bis estimable wife, were the recipients of tokens ot esteem that forever will mark a bright leaf in memory's book. The occasion was tbe presentation ot two equisite sets ot diamonds by twenty-six ot Mr. Hackney's old associates and under-officials in tbe railroad service. At the time above mentioned the gentleman marched by twos to tbe residence of Mr. Skluner. No one but Mrs. Skinner, who is a sister of Mr. Hackner, was apprised of the affair beforehand. As the gentlemen filed into the parlor the Inmates of tue home were greatly amazed. Mr. Hackney appeared from the rear parlor and greeted the multitude, but there was a kind of "wbat's-the-reason-of-you-boys" expression on his face. Mr. Thomas Paxton of Newton stepped forward and addressed Mr. and Mrs. Hackney as follows: Mb. and Mrs. Hackney: Tbe gentlemen psesent pursuant to the expressed will of ("I am pleased to say") a numerous constituency, have called on you this evening for a twofold purpose. First, to express to you their appreciation of the kind relations that have existed between them and you, as their superior officer, and to give voice to then regret that the exigencies of life make a severance of these relations necessary. And, secondly, to offer to you, on your departure from their midst some tangible evidence of that regard in which they are proud to hold you. Therefore, Mr. Hackney, in the name of those wbo have taken this method of indicating their good will, I present to you this diamond stu J and ring. And to you, Mrs. Hackney, this diamond brooch and ring. As tbe ring has been through all time the emblem of eternity and constancy, and its presentation to another a token of confidence, so may these typify the unending and unvarying success and happiness tbrougb your future lire which our confidence in your merits prompts us in wishing you. On your prospective Journey we wish you God sped, and when it may su.t your pleasure a safe return to tbe best land tbe sun ever shown upon. Mr. and Mrs. Hackney were overwhelmed with surprise, but managed to collect themselves aud express their heartfelt appreciation f the gifts and the motives that prompted the kind rememberance. On invitation of Mr. Hackney the visitors repaired to the Copeland, where everybody smoked "Havana fillers. The diamonds were valued at 9700, the gift of tbe following gentlemen: Thos. Paxton, division master mechanic, Newton, Kan.; Frank Bruce, division master mechanic, Emporia, Kan.; Geo. W. Prescott, division maater mechanic Argentine, Kan. Tbe following were from Topeka: Geo. W. Smith, division master mechanic; John Hodge, master car bull er; Jas. Coliinson, general foreman; vVm. -Hazen, foreman blacksmith; H. Benton, foreman boilermaker; L. Dutcher, foreman tinsmith; W. 8. McKim, foreman silverplater; E. H. Easterbrook, foreman round house; W. T. Hogan, master paiuter; L. E. Owens, assistant master painter; E. W. Sherman, foreman cabinetmaker; M. Emery, foreman machinist; J. Coe, foreman machinist; IL Jones, foreman machinist; E. Sherwood, foreman macuinst: R. E. Green, foreman car repairs, V. Price, foreman car shop; G. IL Prescott, foreman car shop; J. O'Brien, foremau water service; D. E. Cain, chief clerk mechanic department; C. Hayes, foreman tank repairs. Mr. Hackney li.-s severed his connection with the tanta Fe and leaves Tuesday, accompanied by bis wife, for a three months' tour ot Europe, in which they will via t the Paris exposition. On his return to this country Mr. Hackney will locate in Chicago, where he will handle some valuable inventions ot bis own for use In railway service. In tbe Court. A transcript was bled in the United States circuit court yesterday of the case of George S. Diveley vs. tbe Hartford Fire Insurance company to recover insurance to the amount of $200 on a building in South Bazine. Kan. In the Unite 1 States court yesterday tbe case of the United States vs. l ennis Ryan, and his suret es, Edward uorrou and John Han-nan of Leavenworth, la on trial. The action is brought by tbe government to recover tbe sum of $10,000 damages alleged to have been sustained by reason of the failure of Ryan's contract for transportation of government military supplies. The jury brought in a verdict of 91 for the plaintiff. The Kansas National bank commenced proceedings yesterday in tbe district court azainst the Topeka Creamery and Cold Storage com pany to recover $o,90u on a promissory note given March 22, 1883. Mrs. Anna U. Lutes besan suit yesterday in the district court to obtain a divorce from John M. LutM. They were married at hcrantOQ on November z, lsho. .fcbe states that he bas been guilty of extreme cruelty towards her. fcbe says that be was in the babit of beating and cursing ber and that for fear of her life she was compete to leave bim. She asks for a divorce and alimony to tbe amount of $25 per month, and asks to be restored to hex maiden name, Anna IL Easter. SEIZE IT! TOE OPPORTUNITY TO DESIOSTIIAT: OJtES'S PATRIOTISM Preparations for the T-ocal Observance c" a Great Anniversary A Grand Par.! 3 and llass Sleeting Mayor Cofran" Proclamation The Publle School Programme. A largely attended meeting was hell ia t" s office of J. S. Collins & Co. cn Sixth are no j last evening to make arrangements for a e -liable observance of the lQClh anniversary c 1 the Inangu ration of the nation's first rr ,1-dent, the "Father of his Country." Ia Edition to the publio meeting and addresses la Capitol square on Tuesday evening nt, it is proposed to have a general raraie oi &;1 it a civic societies of the city and ot the var!;i.J Grand Army posta, drum c r; and musical organizations hea' 1 by tbe state and city e:l.c: . ', tbe parade to precede the crand mass tuc.U- z and to break ranks at Capitol square. The meeting last evening was presided over by Mr. Collins and was under the auspices of Washington camps Nos. 1 and S of the Patriotic Order Sons of America. The prcratn ns of tbe para te will be maJe up and a i marshal selected by the following cotnuiU: Messrs. Geore Sexton, IL A. Kaudlett, W. IL. Coury, E. E. Miller, M. S. Evans, J. S. Givia, A. M. Fuller and J. S. Collins. All organizations intending to take part, and it is h-r-1 that this will inclu e every organization of V. i the city Marsha Ts Military band and ail ctiur bands and drum corps are requested to notify, not later than Monday noon, George Sexton, 611 Kansas avenue, chairman of the conumt-tee, in order that tbe full programme may t published in the evening papers of Monday and in Tuesday morning's Capital. It is expected that the Patriarchs Milimnt, the eo-catnpmeut and subordinate Odd Feiiows' lodges; legions Nos. 1 and 2rt ele;'t Knights and A. O. U. W., Calla division No. 8 Knights of Pythias, the rt-publican and democratican, and the city fire department will resjKsnd to the geueral invitation extended all societies and organizations to participate in the parade, in which case tbe pageant will be an immento, imposing aud brilliant one, snch as Topeka ought to have on a centennial occasion. Among other attractions of the mas ni ea ting will be singing by the Modoc club, while tbe programme will be f.l'cd wijh feature not less popular. Tho committee named above will bold another meeting at the otHce or Mr. J.S. Coliinson Si it a street, at 12:30 p. ni. Monday, at which tiaa final arrangeuieuts wi.l be perfected In detail. The following proclamation was issued ty the mayor late last evening, at the suggestion of the committee: Topeka, Kau., April 27. Tuesday, April E'd, being the centeunial anniversary ot President Washington's inauguration, and having to -a declared a national holiday, it is proper tho day should be observed as such. I would, therefore, recommend that tbe citizens of Topeka should lay aside their usual avocation aud proporly observe the day. There will be services at the churches from 9 to 10 o'clock a. m., where all those who desire can go aud offer np their devotion to Deity for the may blessings we are receiving. R. L. Oof-ran, Mayor. The following will explain Itself: The inaugural exercises in the pubi.'a schools wll consist of patriotic songs, recitations, and essays appropriate to the occasion, with the purpose of inculcating the spirit ot patriotism. The exercises begin at V a. in. and continue from oue to two hours. Theia will be an exhibit of. school work in all thA rooms. The patrons ot tbe school are invited to attend. John M. Bias. Tbe P. O. 6. A. announce the appointment of a committee to arrange a program me o t exercises and promise to arrange for some cC the best public speakers in the elate to l present on this occasion. There is no doubt that with the proper effort, Tuesday can be made a data that will long be memorable in the annals of the city. If all tbe organizations enter Into the full spirit of the day aud each does its part, there will be a demonstration that will surprise even the most sanguine. It is to b hoped that this will be the case and that tlii holiday set apart by national leg station, by the governor's proclamation aud by t!i mayor of the city as one to be devoted to patriotic purposes, will be observed by every citizen of the most loyal city, county aa I state in the union. A MURDERER. lie Seeks Safety tu Flight And Is Supposed to Ite Iu Topeka. Deputy Sheriff J. G. Loe of Douglas county arrived in tbe city on a late train last night in search of Bud Franklin, a murderer, who by his crime created a good deal of excitement In Lawrence lat nfgbt. The facts or the caaa as told by Mr. Love to a reporter of the Capital are about as follows: Franklin, who is a colored man, for soma time bas beeu running a c der "joint" In th basement of a building at U25 Massachusetts street, Lawrence. Tbe officers got after hiui last week and closed up Lis business. He still visited his old stand and was thought to gambla there. Another colored man, Ed Woods, wai an as sociate of Franklius' and while down street in bis shirt sleeves with a friend ahoufc ft o'clock, be remarked that be would step into ran Klin s piace oi dusiuhss and gt bm coat. Woods' friend passed on down tha street a short distance and returned, finding him sitting on the basement step. Sinideui a sbot was cred irom iraukun's "joint ' wbich was ' followed by two more in quick succession. Woods rose to Lit feet and grasping the railing exclaimed, "My God I am shot and Bud Franklin dona it." Woods was assisted up tbe basement steps by bis friend, who started to take him bourn but gave up that idea and start! for a do -tor. Tbe wounded man was examined by threa physicians, who found that he bad received a wound in the abdomen from a 2 calibre revolver. Tbe physicians at once pronounc d bis case hopeless, the bail having cut lis way through vital parts. The officer said that Franklin l supposed to have bad a women in his place of business when Woods went after bis coat. He is supposed to have ordered t!. latter away from tbe door and on bis refusal to leave the stairway fired at him through a window. Both partiee are toughs and have caused the oflicers more or less trouble f.r sometime. Franklin is well known In Topeka and has friends on the nortU side. Immediately after the shooting be made bis escape from tu building aDd bas not been seen or heard of since. He is a Large man, at b-a-t five feet aod eight inches In height, and black as tbe ace of spades, Weighs about 175 pouoJ, aod bad his left arm cut oil at the shoulder I y a freight car several years ao. YA Woods l a small, spare built man, about five ft an t four inches to height, black, and wefghel about 123 pounds. The colored peopie of Lawrence were greatly excited over tbe mat ter and would have hung Frauklin Lad L been found Last night. Death ef Rose peer. Mrs. Kate Spratt, commission clerk la tl J office of the secretary of state, yesterday received a telegram announcing the death la Ienver, on Thursday night, of ber dus'n, Miss Rose Speer, daughter of Mr. JoLn Speer. The deceased was born in Lawrence stv. 1 grew up in Kansas, where she and ter fasl.'y are well known. They remove! to Denver some time azo, wbere she dli on the cV named, of quick coBumptIon. She was abois 23 years of age. Tbe remains are Itiv.r brought east for Interment and tlie funeral will take piace at Lawrence this afternoon. High School Alamnl. The annual business meeting of tLe Tc;Ia High School Alamnl association will be Lei I In tbe High School ball on Last El.'Lth ttreet, Tuesday evening, April 3fji. Very important business rJatters wTd demand consideration, and every member iJ ttX7ed to be present. L. L Roey, l'rsid -.zt. - KLTH NASA, iseCy. Miss A. R. Lose gave a dramatic reaicg Friday evening to a very Cue aud,eu e ia I.ur-lingame. TiJis is the second tune tuU v. ;. a r Mis Luse Las entertained the pec pie cf u,ai city, and bas r,roa.Ued to vLl U.ta r:.:.i.

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