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KANSAS CITY'S TREASURER SUS
' TENDED FR03I OFFICE.
Nearly Twenty Thousand Dollars
the Amount of the Alleged
An Examination by the Mayor anil Comp
troller Eesnlts from Mr. Peake's
Missouri's State Treasurer's Shortage Can
ITot be Made Up and an Indict
ment Is Speedily Promised
A Negro Divine Shctf
Signal Office, "Wichita, Kan., May
20. The highest temperature was 77 3,
the lowest up to 7 p.m. 52, and the
menu 64 with a mild thunderstorm in the
forenoon and .02 inch of rain, fresh south
east and high south winds and falling
Highest velocity of winds 27 miles per
Iast year on May 20, the highest tem
perature was 73, the lowest 53, and the
Fred L. .Tonxsox. Observer.
War Department, "Washington", D. C,
May 20, 8 p. ni. Forecast until 8 p. m.
For Kansas and Colorado Showers, var
iable winds, cooler Thursday morning.
For Missouri Cloudiness and rain,
warm southerly winds.
A TEEASUEEST TEOUBLE.
Mr. Peake of Kansas City Owes the City
"Kansas CiTr, Mo., May 20. City Treas
ures Peak was suspended from oflice at
6 o'clock this evening, shortage of be
tween .$17,000 and S20.G00 having been dis
covered in his accounts. Mr. Peake was
elected to office an a Democrat two years
ago and wa re-elected this spring. It is
the custom upon the installation of a new
city council to appoint a committee to ex
amine into the condition of the linancial
department of the city Therfore when a
committee- was appointed a week ago to
examine Mr. Poake's books no surprise was
occasioned until it was noticed that the
city treasurer was devoting an exrraodi
nafy amount of time over his books and
was calling in many of his pergonal loans.
This occasioned :i rumor that Jill was not
right in his oflice.
To determine what, basis there might be
for the rumor Mayor Holmes and Comp
troller Jlobbs today made a hasty
investigation of the treasurer's ac
counts. The investigation occupied
the entire day. At f:y0 o'clock Mr. Peake
was summoned to appear before the
mayor and comptroller. The interview be
tween the three lusted an hour. When it
was over the mayor told the reporters that
the investigation of Mr. Peake'.s accounts
revealed a shortage of between $17,000 and
$20,000 and that ho had suspended Mr.
Peake from oflice pending the ollieial in
vestigation to be begun tomorrow by the
council committee appointed.
At the regular meeting of the council to
night Mayor Holmes, in a special message
explained the condition of affairs and
announced Mr. Peakc's suspension. A
resolution was adopted ratifying the
COLORED MINISTER MURDERED.
ToPEKA, Kan., May 20. A telegram
was received last night from Dover, L T.,
Mating that the Kev. S. F. Griffen, col
ored, had been shot and killed by Samuel
Moore. No further particulars are given.
Griffen was well known here. He went
to Oklahoma about six months ago and
There secured a claim. Heorganized quite
n. large colonv of colored people in this
city, all of whom he located near Dover.
He va.- a popular leader among the col
ored populatiou and took a prominent
part in politics.
I LUTHER PARTICULARS.
Kingfisher. Ok.. May 20. Samuel
Moore shot and killed San ford Giflin,
about eighteen miles northeast of this
i lty, at 2:80 o'clock p. m. yesterday. linth
men are negroes, and both are from To
pi ka. The trouble grew out of a dispute
over the claim upon which Moore was liv
ing. Moore walked into Kingfisher and
r fiered to surrender himself to the author
ities, but the United States commissioner
refused to issue a warrant on the grounds
that he had no jurisdiction since the 2nd
uay of May, and Moore returned to his
A JESSE JAMES GANG ARRESTED.
MADlsov, Wis., May 20. It is reported
that tlnw members of the Jesse James
gang are now under arrest at Jefferson,
this state, and that ollicers from Missouri
were in the city yesterday and obtained
requisitions for their return to Missouri.
Tlie names of the prisoners are said to 1r
h M. OHieer, alias William Harlew, T. W.
Ucrry and George Seon. They were well
mined and had an amnio kit of burglar
tools. It appears that the suspects wero
arrested last "Wednesday. The men broke
j.i.l in Douglas county. Missouri. It is
said they will 1k held for murder. They
rre a tough looking trio and v ill not talk.
Officers started for Missouri with them
DEATH RATHER THAN SETTLEMENT.
S i.t Lakk City, Utah May 20. Word
lis just iHHrii received of the killing of Mr.
Collin, of the firm of Collin Kilpatrick,
contractors, of Omaha, which took place
last Tuesday near Pioche, Xev. Accord
ing to the report two men, who were em
ployed by Collin, quit work and went to
linn and demanded their money. Collin
told them that they could not quit and
tl at he wuu Id not pay them. Then one of
the men went away ami returned with a
Winchester which he held to Collin'.- head
while the other holding in his hand an
j -en watch said he would give him just
f iht minutes to settle. Lolhns am noi
wt iiken and at the end of the eight min
utes was shot. Public sentiment appears
to be with the men who did the killing.
FOUL ATTEMPT AT A GIRL'S LIFE.
llor Springs, Ark.. May 20. Three
miles from t Ms, city yesterday while out
horseback riding Miss Florence McKeegh
was fired on from ambush and one of tlie
shots, from a Winchester, passed through
the buck, part of her body lehiud her
shoulders from left to right. The wound
ed girl bravely stayed m the saddle and
putting the Whip f her horse rode at full
speed thrne quarters of a mile to a farmer's
ouee where she fell exhausted. Her
r'-:ht arm is paralyzed and she can hardly
speak. She is a daughter of the late ?,f.
McKeegh, who was tor years city clerk.
The would-be assassin is still at large.
LAWYER REYNOLDS DIES.
Nkw York, May 20. Lawyer Clinton G.
Reynolds died in the Chambers street
hospital at 3 o'clock this moriuug. The
lawyer died from a pistol shot wound
which he received in his office on Wall
street a few days ago at the hands of
Alphonse J. Stenlwuiie.
Stephanie, when he appeared in the
coroner s office, was broken down com
pletely. He was recommitted to the city
jflson without bail. The inquest will be
begun on Friday and an "autopsy will be
held this afternoon.
MOLAND WILL BE INDICTED.
Je"FKRSON ClTT, Mo.. May Sa Ex-Governor
Moorehonse arrived there this morn
ing awl notified Governor Francis that he
can not nmkc up the doficifc in the suite
treasury occasioned by the defkletttioc of
State Treasurer Xoland and asked the gov
ernor to have suit brought against Po
land's bondsmen. It is believed the grand
jury now in session here took, up the treas
ury deficit matter this morning and there
is nothing, it is said,in the way of speedily
milling an maiccmeuc againso xoianu.
"But John P. Robinson, he sez they
didn't know everythin' down in Judee."
They certainly knew little, if they did not
know that the safest, quickest and most
pleasant oure for croup, bronchitis, cough,
cold in the chest, etc., is Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup. Price twenty-five cents a bottle.
As a remedy for accidents common to
every day life, such as. cuts, bruises,
sprains, burns, scalds and frostbites, Sal
vation Oil has no equal in the market. It
literally annihilates pain. Price 25 c.
MEDALS OF HMQB,
The Recognition by Congress of Distin
Washington, May 20. In a big book at
the war department is kept the roster of
the medal-of-honor men. There are 13G7
names on the list. Opposite each name is
a brief record of "the distinguished service
during the war of the rebellion" for which
the medal was granted. A few days ago
the medal men formed an organization in
Washington. They are going to have their
first reunion at Boston during the encamp
ment of the Grand Army of the Republic.
"The Legion of the Medal of Honor" is the
title selected for the new association.
The medal of honor is almost unknown
to the great body of veterans. It had its
origin in a joint resolution of congress.
Thia resolution was adopted on the 29th of
July, 1802. It provided:
"That the president of the United States
be authorized to cause 2,000 medals of
honor to be prepared, with suitable em
blematic devices, and to direct the same to
be presented in the name of congress to
such non-commissioned officers and pri
vates as shall most distinguish themselves
bv their eallantrv in fiction and other sol
dier-like qualities during the present in
The resolution earned an appropriation
of $10:000 for the preparation of these med
als. On the 3d of March, 18(33, congress
went still further m this direction. An
act was passed providing:
"That the president cause to be struck,
from the dies recently prepared at the
United States mint "for that purpose,
medals of honor additional to those
authorized by the resolution of July 12,
1SG2, and present the same to such officers
and non-commissioned oflicersand privates
as have most distinguished themselves in
action, and the sum of $20,000 is hereby
From the roster it appears that the issue
of these medals up to this, time has been
sonfined almost entirely to those who
served in the Virginia campaigns. There
are scarcely twenty out of the 1,307 which
were won by some act of distinction in the
west. But before western veterans become
indignant over this apparent discrimina
tion they must be informed in what esti
mation the medal of honor is hold at
the war department. Congress evidently
intended tlie medals of honor to he
highly coveted badges of distinction.
Hut Secretary Stanton almost destroyed
their significance by an order which
he issued on the 29th of June. 1WJ.
Lee and his army had crossed the
Potomac and had entered Pennsylvania.
The great crisis of Gettysburg was at
hand. There were union regiments the
terms of which had just expired. The
war secretory wished to retain in the ser
vice every man and also to inspire every
emergency men. He caused to be issued
and widelv circulated the following:
"The adjutant general will provide an
appropriate medal of honor for the troops,
who, after the expiration cf their
terms, have offered their services
to the government in the present
emergency, and also for the volun
teer troops from other states that
have volunteered their temporary service
to the states of Pennsylvania and Mary
land." The stock of medals of honor ordered by
congress was drawn upon to carry out
this order of the secretary. From that
time the medal lost the distinctive charac
ter congress intended to give it. Upon the
the roster appear the names of over 40!)
members of one regiment. They belonged
to the twenty-seventh Maine. The reason
assigned for the bestowal of the medal
in each case, is "volunteering to re
main in service and participate
in the battle of Gettysburg, his term of
service having expired."' Mr. Frederick
II. Stafford, of the adjutant general's
office, has charge of the roster. lie recalls
the fact that the medals for the Twenty
seventh Maine were called for and carried
away in a bij; basket.
It "is clear that Secretary Stanton didn't
believe much in medals of honor. He
used them for a temporary purpose and
cared nothing for their future value The
soldiers who were selected to act as an es
cort for the remains of President Lincoln
to Springfield were give medals of honor.
While the roster is burdened with hun
dreds of names that should not bo upon it
there are some entries in the record which
show that the intention of congress was
occasionally carried out.
Private Peter J. Ryan, of the Eleventh
Indiana, received his medal for the "cap
ture of fourteen confederates in the se
verest part of the battle" of Winchester.
Sergeant Leslie Archer, of the Ninety
sixth New York, planted the colors of his
regiment on Battery Hudson, near Rich
mond, in Seplember 1PM.
Private Peter Anderson, of the Thirty,
first Wisconsin, saved a gun of the Four
teen?"! Army corps from capture at one of
the last battles of the war Bentonville,
Corporal Charles Blucher, of the One
Hundred and Eighty-eighth Pennsylvania,
planted the first color on the fortifications
of Fort Harrison, near Richmond.
Prhnto Francis E. Brownell, of the Elev
enth Xew York, shot the murderer of Col
onel Ellsworth, at the Marshall house, in
Lieutenant Thomas W. Custer, of the
Sixth Michigan cavalry, captured two
confederate flags within four days in front
of Richmond, in April, ISlw.
Corporal James L. Cary, of the Tenth
Now York cavalry, won his medal "by
daring bravery and urging forward the
men in a charge."
James Dunlav-. a beardless private in
the Third Iowa cavalry, captured General
Marmadukc in the battle ot Osage, Kan.
Lieutenant James M. Drake, of the
Xinth Xew Jersey, received his medal for
"gallant sen ices in the field and great
suffering in southern prisons."
Prhate Nicholas Fanning, of the Fourth
Iowa cavalry, captured a silk confederate
fag and two staff officers, with it at Selma,
Private tTolm Gray, of the Fifth Ohio,
captured a field piece in the face of the
enemy, at Port Republic, Yn.
Color Sergeant Conrad Homan. of the
Twenty-ninth Massachusetts, fought his
way through the enemy's lines with the
regimental colors at Petersburg. Va.
Private Franklin Johndro. of the One
Hundred and Eighteenth Xew Y'ork. is
credited with the capture of forty prison
ers at Chaflln's farm, near Richmond.
Private John S. Lvnch. of the Third In
diana cavalry, was decorated for earning
a dispatch from the president to General
Grant, at Fredericksburg.
Corporal John Miller, of the Eighth
Ohio, captured two flags at Gettysburg.
The medal of honor Is so like the Grand
Army badge that it almost seems as if the
latter was modeled after it. The metallic
jiortion of the badge is of bronze. A five
pointed str hans from a ribbon of red.
white ami blue: the fastening is a bar at
the top. At a little distance" the budges
can not be distinguished apart.
THE OAT CROP NOT GOOD.
Chicago, III.. May 2fl. Tlie Farmers'
Review tomorrow, summarisinc the acre
age and condition of oats, will say that
in none of the states is condition an to the
usual average at this eason. In the weet
and north the crop has lammi-shed for
rain, while m the Mississippi valley and
the suiteis t frosty weather and an ex
cess of moisture have retarded germina
tion and growth. In Michigan and Wis
consin a considerable port iin of the crop
is not yet above ground. Only one state,
Indiana, show an increase " of acreage.
Two stus, Nebraska and Wisconsin, are
about the same as la-t year All the re
maining states report a decrease.
Are you subject vo ixsrioriical head
aches "Brauycrotiae will certainly cure
The Eeport Adopted by the Methodist Con
St. Loms, Mo., May 20. In the Metho
dist Episcopal church conferencethis morn
ing the committee on temperance made a
report in which they define the position of
the church on the subject of temperance
and give the result of extensive inquiries
of the various conferences throughout the
country as to the attitude of the churches
and their members in regard to the use of
intoxicating beverages, their manufacture
and sale and license or prohibition.
The committee say in substance that:
First We are convinced that if any
more advanced position is possible to take
than the one which the M. E. church
South occupies today upon the question of
temperance our membership is ready at
once to take it. We are emphatically a
prohibition church. We stand out square
ly for the complete suppression of the li
quor traffic. We offer no compromise to
and seek no terms from this heinous qual
ity. Second Our inquiries developed the
gratifying fact that in most sections there
is very little drinking among our mem
bership. Third We are able to state that for the
most part our church, members throw the
lull weight ot their influence and autnor
ity as voters against licensing the liquor
Fourth The testimony was uniform and
unvarying as to the fidelity of our preach
ers in the cause of temperance.
Fifth The evidence was practically uni
versal as to the valuable work of the na
tional Womans' Christian Temperance
Union in the cause of temperance.
The report was unanimously adopted.
The committee on the spiritual state of
the church which was instructed to pre
pare a condemnation of worldliness for in
sertion in the book of discipline, made a
long report condeming dancing, card play
ing, theatre going, attendance at race
courses, circuses, etc. The report was
"Show me how divine a thing a woman
may be made" by smoothing out the wrin
kles caused by neuralgia or toothache.
This can be done only in one way. Invest
2.1 cents in Salvation Oil.
"I speak within bounds, sir," said the
prisoner in the dock, when addressing the
jury. We speak knowingly when we de
clare with enthusiasm the great benefits
of Dr. Bull's fam'ouf Cough Syrup.
Milwaukee 1 0020000 14
Kansas City 0 002302007
Base hits Milwaukee 7, Kansas City 10.
Errors Milwaukee 0, Kansas Citv 7.
Pitchers Thornton and Swartzell.
Chicago 0 2 0 0 10 0 0 0 3
Philadelphia 1 010310107
Base hits Chicago S, Philadelphia 13.
Errors Chicago 3. Philadelphia 4.
Pitchers Hamilton and Mayor.
Philadelphia 2 2 0 0 0 10 0 05
Cleveland 1 0010000 02
Base hits Philadelphia 8. Cleveland S.
Errors Philadelphia 4, Cleveland 2.
Brooklyn 2 0111000 38
Buffalo 0 011001005
Base hits Brooklyn 18, Buffalo 11.
Errors BrooklynO, Buffalo S.
Pitchers Sowders and Fersou.
The Western Association game3 were
posiponed on accoum of rain.
The following ball games were post-'
poned today on account of rain:
American Association Toledo at Phila
delphia; Louisville at Brooklyn: Colum
bus at Syracuse; St. Louis at Rochester.
Xational League Cleveland at Boston;
Pittsburg at New York.
Players' League Pittsburg at Boston;
Chicago at Xew York; Cincinnati at Brook
Ion. Wonderful cures by Ayer's Sarsaparilla
in every part o the laud. Write for
Louisville, Ivy., May 20. Winners at
today's races: Castaway, Brookful, Glock
ner, "Miller, Agnes.
Guavt-sesd, X. Y., May 20. The win
ners in today's races were: Civil Service,
Sorrento, Correction, Erie, Evangeline and
SARATOGA, X. Y., May 20. In the Pres
byterian general assembly this morning
the board of home missions presented its
eighty-ninth annual report through the
Rev. )l. S. Little, D. D., of Texas. Mr.
Little says: "The income has, by its steady
general increase, given a proof of confi
dence in the board, although, owing to
peculiar circumstances, this year closes
with a balance of ?S0,3fll on the wrong
side. The total receipts have been cS31,170."
The seventh nnuual report of the board of
aid for colleges and academies was read by
Dr. Hemphill, it secretary.
Gentlemen who retain a youthful ap
pearance preserve their hair with Ayer's
SONS OF THE COVENANT ADJOURN.
Kansas City, Mo., May 20. Grand
Lodge Xo. 2 Independent Order of Bnai
B'rith adjourned its annual session to
night after electing officers. Mr. Lepmau
Levi, of Ciuciunatti, was re-elected presi
dent. The only action of importance
taken by the lodge today was the adoption
of a resolution requiring each of the 3,100
members to pay lrannually to the support
of the orphans' home maintained by the
order at Cleveland, O., St. Louis was
decided upon as the place for the next
WAITERS WIN THEIR FIGHT. 1
Chicago. 111., May 20. The proprietor I
of the Auditorium "hotel this afternoon!
came to an understanding with his colored
waiters, whereby thev will remain at
work. What concessions he made are not
known. The Culinary Alliance men have
won at the Briggs house also.
For economy and strength Hood's Sar
saparilla is unequalled 100 doses one dol
lar. WOULD NOT INTERFERE.
Berlin. Mny 20. The Freisinnige
Zeitungsnys that during the chancellor
ship crisis "Prince Bismarck appealed to
the ex-empress to intervene in his favor
and that she replied: "You know better
than any one that I must not Use political
influence with my son."
PLANING MILL HANDS STRIKE.
Buffalo, X. ".. May 20. The mill
hands in all but two of the planing mills
of the city struck this morning. They
want nine hours instead of ten and no re
duction in wages. The strikers to the
number of 4K had a very orderly meet
ing this morning.
BAPTIST HOME MISSIONS.
Chicago. 111., May 20 The Baptist
Womens Home Mission society resumed
it annual session this morning. Mrs. W.
E. Walm&ley, of Brooklyn, reported from
the committee on missionaries and fieMs,
the figures showing substantial progress.
CORRECTIONS AND CHARITIES.
Baltimore, Md.. Mav -JO. At the nation
al conference of charities and correction
this morning the care and detention of in
sane persons was discussed.
CITIZEN TRAIN AT CHICAGO.
Chh a;o. 111., May 20 George Francis
Train, on Lis record breaking round the
world trip soached Chicago tonich: with
out mishap. He left on schedule tune a
few hours later en route for Tacoma.
VAUX HAS NO OPPOSITION.
Philadelphia. Pa.. May 3a Richard
Yaax (Democrat) was today chot-ea to be
Mr. Randall's successor, a prohibhioo
caadklato Only appearinc ngahtet him. re
ceiving -17 votec out of 5,e?L
rGlD HUTCH" IN OFF HOURS.
The 3Iater of the Chicago Wheat Ht Id
a Close Student and a Good Talker,
Chicago, May 1. When the market
is active and the -wheat pit on the floor
of the board of trade contains a buzz
ing, shouting, screaming swarm of
brokers, the eyes of those most deeply
interested are not so much on the dl
where the fluctuations in price are being
constantly registered as on a grim and
terror inspiring figure stalking about
near the grand staircase. This is "Old
Hutch," as he has been christened by
those who have fallen in the fray. So
large a porcentaga of the population
bear the scars of wotnids received in the
wheat pit that the fame of B. P. Hutch
inson as a financier is obscured by the
notoriety of "Old Hutch."
Probably no prominent character In
the west is more generally misunderstood
than he. Even h3 enemies have to ac
knowledge that his most disastrous forays
on the market have invariably been pre
ceded by repeated warnings to the crowd
to "stand from under," which, had they
been accepted, would have meant safety.
Unprejudiced observers can see plainly
enough that what some of his rivals ac-.
complish by means of trickery, luck and
reckless "bluffing," this much traduced
veteran owes to his estraordinary physi
cal vitality, his phenomenal energy and a
vigilance that never relaxes for a moment,
A very few of Mr. Hutchinson's busi
ness associates know him as something
more than the terror of the wheat mar
ket, and they thoroughly enjoy his so
ciety. When 'change opens they stand
aloof, for the "old man" is carrying in
his mind the operations of a dozen brok
ers, who are reporting constantly how
the battle wages in the pit. When the
bell taps at the close the veteran stalks a
little way up the street to his bank, the
Corn Exchange. Here the loose ends of
the day's business are picked up and
some laconic general orders issued for
the morrow. Toward 4 p.m. a few con
genial spirits will be found in the Century
club drinking in the wisdom that falls
from the lips of "Old Hutch." But if
any one expects to hear a word about
how to get money out of wheat, or out
of anything else for that matter, disap
pointment awaits him.
It is Thorean, his favorite philosopher,
Margaret Fuller, the dispersion of the
races, the theory of evolution, the poetry
of Browning, Tennyson, Dante, Shako
Bpeare, evolution, religibn, art, music,
medicine the whole range of subjects
whioh appeal to the intelligence of en
lightened humanity supply texte for the
discourse of this wonderful man. His
grammar is often faulty, and his pronun
ciation occasionally something to smile
at. Ho sees the smile and affably ex
plains how he never went to school a
day in his life. Bat ho has a rugged
eloquence that never fails to impress
those who listen. They know that this
man, who is master of trade and finance,
has road more books than the professors,
and read them better; that he knows
pictures and poetry better than the pain
ters and the poets: that he has looked
deep into the lives of the men and
women of history and found in them
more than their biographers dreamed of.
Often tho old man holds forth on these
msitters, over an occasional glass of beer
and cheese sandwich, until within an
hour of dawn. Then his little audience
crawls off to bed. But bed is not in the
thoughts of"01d Hutch." Ho gives his
big form a shake, and, going to tho ofneo
of his favorite newspaper, buys the first
sheet wet from tho press, boards a hsrso
car and is at tlie stock yards by sunrise.
Usually a day thus begun makes history
in the wheat pit. C. I.
The Apache's Nemesi.
Flagstaff, A. T., April 25. Old man
Prior's long hunt on the Apache trail is
ended. His body was found recently by
two prospectors on the Colorado Chiqui
to, near Bill Williams mountain. But
no Indian had rubbed him out; he had
perished of exposure, having become too
old to enduro tho privations of his lonely
scouts in the mountains. Many years ago
old man Prior had a wife and two chil
dren and a ranch in Arizona. One day
he returned from a search for eome lost
cattle to find the mangled bodies of his
wife and children lying beside the smok
ing ruins of his cabin. A band of
Apaches had passed that way.
Old man Prior dn't say much, but he
rode into tho nearest town, bought a lot
of cartridges and rode away into the
mountains. From that day old man
Prior was seen in the towns and mining
camps of Arizona only when ho was out
of grub and ammunition. He would ask
for a job at any kind of work, and would
work hard for a week or two. Then he
would spend every cent of his wages for
cartridges and provisions and disappear.
In old man Prior's eyes every Apache
was a hostile, on the reservation or off,
and he adopted the Apache's own style
of warfare bushwhacked 'em when ho
caught 'em out alone. Many an Apache,
on good terms with the government and
drawing rations between raids, tumbled
off his horso in some lonely canyon with
ono of old man Prior's bullets through
his head. Old man Prior never talked
about his hunts, nor much about any
thing else. Ho took ao scalps, and there
were no telltale notches cut in the stock
of his rifle, but the old timers, who re
membered the marcifer of his family,
knew very well what sort of garao he
hunted, and not one of 'them would give
him away to the authorities.
Settlers, who had suffered themselves
from Apache raids, often fitted oat old
man Prior without asking any questions
or demanding any work from him in re
tarn. They would fill up his cartridge
belt, give him a supply of beans, flour,
salt, sugar and tea and say: "Good lack,
old man!" as he rode away. How many
Apaches he wiped out no man knows.
He had been growing feeble for some
time and was unfit for the rough, hard
life he led, but he had only one purpose
in life, and he stuck to it to the end and
died on the Apache's trail. A. K.
If new calicoes &r9 ailo-ed to lie in
strong salt water an hoar before the
first washing tha colors are less likelr to
And or Yard Width.
Salesrsaa This is a very fine grade of
cottaa aad very cbe.".a-
Old Mrs. Pnssaboat TTzn. Axe yon
quite sure it'i all wool? Dry GocdBChrGn-""de-It
IaqEiatrtv; Patient What is the scfen
tlSc name for spring favcr."
Blent Doctor D toew.
A Sower that is alternately red, whua
and bine, aeccrdlsr to the tlroo of day, la
repta m have been fcrand on the lath- j
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OPUIMT ME 0E COLOR
6TORIES OF THE ROCKY MOUN
TAIN PIONEER NEGROES.
Ex-Slare Who Hare Made and X.ost For
tunes in, the West Denver's Tirst Corn
Fidslcny ANejreM TFholTas YTealtby
and' Is Ta,Vlnc in Was blag.
One of the earliest negro pioneers in the far
west was old Jim Beckwourth, the famoai
negro scout, hunter and trapper. His name
will go down in western history along with
each noted scouts as Eat Carson, Jim Bridger,
Bill Williams and others of the white race,
Trhotvere all famous on the old time trails. Jim
Beckwourth came west from Bt Louis, and
spent several years among the Crow Indians.
The Crows gi eatly admired Eecwourth for
his courage and prowess in battle, for he often
assisted them in their wars with hostile tribes,
and finally he became a groat war chief among
On leaving the Crows Beclrwonrtb came to
Denver, where he and his eqnaw resided for
toms time. Here he had an altercation with
BUI Payne, the pioneer negro blacksmith
whom Ben Halllday had sent west to shoe the
horse3 for the old time pony express. After
filling Bill Payne's body with buckshot, and
an acquittal in the courts, Beckwourth re
turned to Wyoming, and later attended a
great feast of the Crows, to which he and his
Equaw and old Jim Baker, the famous scout,
still living, and his Shoshoce sqaaw, were in
vited. The Crow squaws put poison in his
food, and thus died Jim Becitwourth, the
negro scoutand adopted war chief of tho Crow
As Beckwourth rofured to live with the
Crows they thought they could always have
his spirit with them if they poisoned him in
their tribe at this great feast.
CAREER OF TWO MEW.
Edward J. Sanderlm, Denver's wealthiest
colored barbor, having amassed a fortune of
5200,000, has rented hia shop and retired
from business. He now devotes his time to
collecting rents and looking after his ranches
and mining interests. He was a pioneer in
California, and was among the first to follow
the rush to Colorado in the Pike's Peak ex
citement of 1859.
He is a bright mulatto, and is the most
prominent of his race in the Rocky moun
tains. He says hia father's name was Wilson
Bandsrlin. "I think he came from Eng
land," said Edward J. Sanc'erlin, referaiug
to his father, and settled in North Carolina.
He moved from that state to Shelby and
Montgomery counties, Tennessee, where he
owned large plantations. He died leaving
an estate worth about a million dollars.
There were two sets of children, one white,
and the other set by my mother, who was of
mixed blood. Tiwre was a loug contest in
the courts,'" continued Sonderhn, "over the
estate, which finally resulted in my mother's
children receiving about $30,000 each. I did
not get my share until after I had made a
fortune in California. I was bora in Now
Orleans in 1836, and was educated at Gil
more's school, Cinciunati."
One of Denver's richest negroes is Lewis
Price, a real estato man, whcro wealth is esti
mated at from 150,000 to 200,000. He was
born a slave in Clay county, Mo., in 1S40.
Some of bis people were owned by tho Price
family, of Missouri, and hence ho bears the
same name as Sterling: Irice, tho famous Con
federate general of that state. When hardly
more than a boy L-wis Price ran away from
his master, Stokoy Williams, in Ray county,
Mo., in 1S63, and going to St. Louts enlisted
In the union army, but was refuEd, as he
was too young.
SEVERAL WEALTHY K3GR0E3.
In August of that year he went with hi
mother to Atchison, Kan. From 1865 till
1S67 he drovo ox teams across the country.
Then for ten years he ran a lauudry in Den
ver, Cheyenne and other points, having sev
eral thousand dollars. He has mad'o two
small fortunes prior to making bis present
great wealth. He lost all he nad in 1830 in
Tne Denver Star, a paper he started m Den
ver for the negro race. He came out $5,000
In debt and quit journalism.
Some of tho pioneer negroes nre dead and
others are widely scattered throughout the
west. James C. Stilts, who was with Green
Russell and the Georgians who discovered
goid in Cheuy creek in 1853, is said to- be In
Jlontana. Jerry Demppey, a '."jfer, would
have become a Loadville milhonaire had be
not died before that great mining camp
reached the height of its prosperity. Demp
sey is said to have given $500 to tho lirat
negro baby born in Leadville.
The richest negro in the Rocky mountains
was B. L. Ford, who cams to Denver from
Chicago in 1800. He built the Intorccean
hotels in Denver and Cheyenne, and at one
time was worth f 250.000, but lost it. Ford is
a. witty fellow, and is working up again. He
is now worth f 40,000. Ford usi to be a bar
ber. Jerry Lee, of Central, Colo., 13 a pros
perous miner worth $40,000 or $50,000.
BOITZ PIONEER NEGRESSES.
The moss famous as well as the first ne
grcss in the Rocky mountains was "Aunt
Clara Brown." She is said to have been born
a slave in Virginia about tho year 1S00. She
was owned bj Ambrose Smith, of Virginia,
but when a child she was f akon to Kentucky
and later in bfe became the property of
Georjjo Brown, of Russollville, and on his
death was given her freedom by his heirs. In
1?68 she wnt to Leavenworth, Han., aad in
1869, when nearly CO years okl, sl.e followed
the golt hunten to the Rocky mountains.
Wiiliam Pndolph, a well known negro
miner of Leadville, is said to have spent $J0,
000 en cue trip to New Tork city. Mary
Randolph, a '50er, has had a varied fx
prieace, ar.d is now taldcg in washiag, and
investing her spare earning in the mines.
Mary ClTin, now a Mrs. Houston, also a
'59er, has about $5,000 or $0,000 in property.
An obi colored man namd Wagon ner, who
came west In 1860, is worth about 30,000.
Dr. J. B. Young, the ploncsr negre phyidcUa
in Denver, is bow said f be i Montana,
Other of negro plsneer ar stall bving in
Colorado and throughout th-j c. Denver,
for her population. ha but -" cegro,5, yet
they have nro&ertv estimated as worth $2,
000,000. Cor. Chlcage News.
Kerp This for FsUire B'tTenee.
The Fort Scott. Wichita & Western rail
way "Missouri Pacific Route" i the only
line running whd trains through from
Leaving Wichita at 9-15 p. m. you arrive s& i
Kansas city next morninit at 7 oVkvk.
Pullman palace Fleeping and free reclin-
mg chair cars through vo Koas City and '
St. Loois withont cbanee. Renwm.erif .
you co via the Fort scm t Route you ar
not dependent on main bne ronoection at
.1 unci ion Point, but you go right through
ot. -olid trains. Tnis fe tbe only route
svho-e main line runs throojrh Wichita.
Ad --iu are made up here aad run
throagh sobd to Kansas City to St Ixxu.
It :s the shorts line by forty-eight mi'.
and two hours the quickest Two traias
dailv to St. Iai and all potato ear.
Tictet office 137 North Main street Depot
corner Second and Wichita fwwte.
E. E. BLKCtXKT.
Pftflsencer aad Ticket Aeot, 1$ onh
Mam .-UMfc. Wichita, Has.
H- C. TowjeD.
G. P. fc T. A., S. Loris, SJo.
Tho in corrp0odeBr with frieads la
the east who comeiBpfea rtrtetas; Wichita
on basinet or pk-are in the mv future,
should be advid at tb erU of home
.seeJcers excursion, to be roa by the popn
lar Frixo Iba frmn S Loafes to Wtrjjita
on April S, May 30. ?&mbr 9, Septem
ber : aad October H. IcMt
Tbee tickets are sood to return thirty
days from date of sale and are oid at the
extpemdv low rate of one fare for the
round trfp. The Frisco hsw i the only
line nuninc two daily exptw. tnunt
fetwee Su Lows and WicWt without
change. IX WiMUJtT.
acraj p&seisr Agest St, Loess, Ma
Special Prices this "Week. Read carefully.
Ladies' Silk Vests only 6S
cents; to induce you.
Ladies' Black Hose only
25 cents; guaranteed stain-
i less and worth 40 cents.
Ladies' Lysle Vests only
10 cents; to induce you.
G-ENTLEMAS": A genu
ine Ealbriggan undershirt
only 3S cents. Can we in
duce you? .
. t$l&jm $383
Paw -SsT ""
GRAND SPECIAL SALE
TEN DOLLAR SUITS I
GRAB THEN UP FOR THEY ARE SURE TO FLY
You know what we have done for you in the past. Come and
see what we can do for vou now.
WE ARE GETTING WARMED UP
And propose to paint tlie town red with Bargains.
TVe will sell suits for $10.00 which ollipr dealers ask $15. M,
S1S.000 and $20.00 for. Hold up your hands, competitors; vt
can down you in every department.
J J JLj 1
THE ONE-PRICE CLOTHIERS.
20S, 210 and 212 Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas
TUe Nctt French Traar.
A little mor than thrco years ago a
young machinist stiaj; In a crude tsiude
festlral giTsn In tae French prorlncUl
town of Sunt Chiuaa. The mayor of tbn
town was a man ol anturaalry good mnwical
taste, aad ww 60 pleaal by the young me
chanic's perfonnaa! that heofT"r to pay
the expenses of traiiriRjC bt voic Aif rr
yrta sent to tbc censer nVwiB of Tonloue
and Paris, where be studied for three year
The other day he ar.g ai the Grand opr
and created a rtntabte j-ij&Uwb. Hj
roice is wonderful.
ntn IJru rra-TTrd.
The separation of Hem I.arns,y-Wrd
from her husband, tu faawU4 b&aebai
playor, htui beoo acceded by their frteoda
with as good a ffnu.- u poxdsle The
strange part of it is tnat saost pcplo ad
mire them both, aad tj are oaabie to is
dde en vrhich oae to blaro 'ax the it a fort
uaate affair, iln. Ward vrfll tar duriajf
the comias ao-s-ton In a play which to tta
written for her, and leaacy Trill aot go te
Europe, aa ha been stated.
The acmher of tarewU d latter giroa t
Toole, the very cpUr feehsh croodLia,
1b Loadott, -was rwRrfcM. The accraa,
Veinc deaM a&wfcwuoa to tj dfcaner $rrtfi
aim hf bis prel waloa I btvtacm, fr"f"v
tmc for tbeueelrea, ami earriee it em wish
great Tosgakdornee, Mr Tool tvng ts
orJy man p.-tatti, Eta Terr; .-.di
A Pocket ?;s Csa:cs Fre to Srz&'cejTj cf
A f su . .ivq f Z -b.
The sOci.lt4cx sot ny bin las a a
tar iu yota-r, hat (Wcwu h. tnjm attack
with g?a&t zal stijd, hteu&tf. On aatarai
iatpays tint h tk a oslt UCfc4)eeV
rani the water sad pfctsed ksaa -with eW
in a ciCUn,j feottk Thra he west mu
oberriajr tLe ae-C which taa ptuaausr L
duddaaiy a hwfe crowd of ktutgry ieti
tock ai abet it asd k ur
attack. rridesUy with the jmrpe? at tie
Totxria? the jea withtn The wvcsmct
ftcfckaa naturalist at osc deayped 1 .
pr:6fcr stufiftg thasn, sad as too a i
waoegad haE4iklr cos Id cuHect ..
Mxstered wru he mahnd at the ia-v&s,
ctdud tMea EtxvJj, sad moa wu ajaia
fas poriM§ of his awt, whfeh he a
st Almt nMtttttog wteJi bis of weed a4
twtss. YqbUk' CoaefMusios.
TO INDUCE TEADE.
LiratinBs Dress Goods
ONLY 7 1-2C.
This is the latest novelty
in Chahie Dress Goods, all
dark grounds and the nio.t
beautiful printing shown
this season, are cheap at 12i
cents, but we want to in
duce you and offer them at
A Big Drive. Half wool
challies only 15 cents.
only 98 cents.
Whou Manua De kjKoim left gatrenw
dttra te live is lAm bm took with her .
few ifitAtm of wheat u. plant la the k.-1i".
of her new lnyjte of t. nder aarvrl
that was gatherr-d f- sa li lew precio .
grains aLe dinvil- u ! V: bir usijrLivr,
until thai which sw 1 feeusi ewuated .
grsa was couatM In sLcare. aad tLt
which bad heea cu,i?taJ in ahearea waa
counted in ftekfc: th. -,,e came ail tl
wheat which is tuwtd in Peru.
Urn. Cnmae (when her new basset rwm
home Why, acttiaTj, the btad a this
bonnet hamo't any WW.
Obsrso The hill vnu toe large to ro on
tho bonces It will it MparateJy in a
wbceJbarrovr aaoot the Sret ot the month.
'ew York Son
15tf MAIN FT., WICHITA, KAN.
fnr diMrstve of won?n heretofore
aban-m?1iy the profearton. Hwch an
flbrtfifi tttmor. JlplenBt. i
larsrfWTi?. praapaa.cstc. or the n
of eirlHly, aroor41ajr Ut the meth
ods Haborat"! y tha Treat J?rew a
:KIiOtV DISK AS Kg Dr. TerrlU
wi-bee to 'all tbattBUon of tho
oBrttsT frum ts rr otv thas. par
alym. nrrvoua proeu-atkm. etc.. totti
wtJJrfal roratlTe eflfecta in b
ried from "eetrtity" whw art
tiOrally applied, and deur to t'
that he nvjfc tho ajoplbatloa of lf
trK-itjr is arro dVpeeff a pe-'al
feature of aN rrmctW-e. Tito dVtor
La the flet Aftr d Latent 1 rerh..
r-ll battw-y -r nrn ia the wri atid
a!! tho appliance epfiaily adapted
to th- treatment of iott RMaD'wt
t ftemiaai "waxneaa, whirh he qui-J.
y aad permacMrnUy cares by the- inl
CATAItHH Htott rawu? of catarrh
i enrahte if arojMrrf r trwatod, warrJ
Ifwofirast other have said. May
cajM rwrei by a tojtxie treatment.
I'l LBS, ftfftnla and all reeiaJ dbwaea
corerfj so knife, so jiaj a raro jfti&r
&moet. Lretb-eraJ Strtctnre qsJcklr aaI
permasffstly ctreli so castls; .or
pais; no mnmvy ontil rurl
CHRONIC DHSKAB1&- HroeMrhltls,
aethma. ha rer. ail throat and lung
troubles, 4l emotion. rlttAtiBi,
drnprny, Krixhf aMoag. siatoer.
kftowr asdl srlsary dawmoon. bUxi
pn.mtn al prlTatVdaeosoes.
SVPHILIiv-rso droad dlsosse ,f
maaMad. quWXlT x"1 porsmtwa';
card, by tho sw trustee. osi. without
Lho puiawsotte dmx of days ssa iy .
Mxsiot MMtt ts all sarts of the
enuafcry. Sl r as isrthsn blasts.
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