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crime and at one time there were doubts
of his sanity. When pressed to give a
j reason for the crime, he only said: "I
wanted to kill her and the sooner I hang
for it the better."
The coroner's jury pronounced Kemmler
a murderer and -when he was arraigned in
the police court on a charge of murder in
the first degree,he pleaded guilty,saying he
naa no use lor a lawyer. j uage i.nuus
sentenced him to die within the week be
ginning June 24, 1SS9, by application of
electricity as provided by the code at Au
burn state prison. Counseller Hatch took
exception to the sentence upon the ground
that the punishment was cruel and un
usual and contrary to the spirit of the
constitution. Kemmler reached Auburn
prison Friday, May 24, at midnight. A
writ of habeas corpus was served on the
warden just before the fatal day arrived
and a month later an exhaustive argement
, was heard by County Judge Day.
' Judge Day dismissed the writ and
the case was taken lo the general term of
the supreme court at Rochester where the
constitutionality of the law was upheld.
The last resort was the court of appeals
and there, too, the decision was adverse to
Kemmler's counsel. The criminal was re
sentenced to die in the week beginning
April 23, 1S90, but a "United States writ of
habeas corpus was served on the warden
and the ca&e was carried to the United
States supreme court on the point of con
stitutionality of the law on the same
grounds as urged in the state courts. The
Xew York courts were upheld in the final
appeal and Kemmler was again sentenced
to he killed in the week beginning Au
SOURCE OE THE DEATH CCKRENT.
Near a small window in the loft above
the marble shops in Auburn prison is
rigged a dynamo which takes power from
the shop below. It is a forty horse ma
chine, which is the mechanical force, al
lowing for waste in gearing and transmis
sion, deemed necessary to maintain fifty of
the arc or big white street lamps. This
machine is. so constructed as to generate
what is known as an alternating current,
or a current which undergoes rapid peri
odic changes, being one moment at zero,
then increasing to maximum, diminishing
to zero, etc.
The Auburn machine is capable of about
230 of these changes every second or about
14,000 a minute. When applied to the crimi
nal, these rapidly alternating throbs have
each about the physical force necessary to
lift 137 pounds one foot in one second.
The nerve cells and tissues are believed to
be racked and smitten first in one direc
tion and then another by this terrific and
mysterious forco about 14,000 times every
minute. In electrifying the nerve cells
are believed to be torn from the glands or
ganglia, disintegrated, killed.
By Edison's calculation, the force of this
dynamo is sufficient to have destroyed ."09
other men at the same moment "it did
Kemmler. From the dynamo in the loft
of the marble shop in Auburn prison heavy
wires lead through, a guage in the wall up
the top of the building, known as the
t-outh wing. Thence they trail along the
roofs over the main part of the prison and
creep among the vines that cover the pris
on front down to the basement and
through a square window into the fateful
THE ELECTP.ICIZIXG CIIAIR.
Convicts made the chair on which
Kemmler sat to bo killed and it has been
under the care of a convict ever since. It is
not of horrid appearance. The chair has a
perforated wooden seat. The sides and the
back posts reach above the head of the oc
cupant. There are buckles ana straps on
the posts to pinion the arms. The central
rest to the back is furnished by a stout,
broad bar of wood at the top of which,
above the sitter's head, is noticed a stout
tick, which is braced from above. Through
the stick thus projecting forward from the
back bar and over the sitter's head is a
fourteen inch hole directly above the head.
Through it passed the current which
was the agent of Kemmler's death.
Through the hole is passed the
heavy wire stem of the electrode
that rests upon the head and througli
which the death current flows. Opposite
the base of the spinal column another hole
in the upright bar admits the current wire
to the other polo and its electrode. The
electrodes are heavy yet flexible rubber
cups about four inches in diameter and
having inside a coil of copper wire. The
heavy current wire is introduced into the
rubber cup through the apex and is con
nected with the wire coiled around the in
bido of the cup. A sponge holding a gill
or water is fitted into the cup closely
ugainst the wire coil. One electrode is
pressed down upon the head of the
criminal clinging somewhat because of ex
haustion of air. Thus where the electrode
is in position, there is practically only a
gill of water, nature's best conduct
or, between the wire coil nnd the
subject's flesh. Fastened to the head rest
is a pad heavily insulated, fashioned to fit
i lie curves 01 the neck and upper spinal
column. Tho criminal's head is drawn
back hard aud tight into this neck saddle
by the heavy leather mass that fits tho
forehead. Tho arms are pinioned, tho
wrists, tho elbows, the legs are bound.
A stout broad strap circles the waist aud
holds it fast. The electrode for the head is
connected through the stick projecting
above tho head the other through the
bared base of the spine and the occupant
of the chair has been made a part of tho
circuit through which, when tho current
has been switched on, flashes the force
THE CHAMBER OF DEATH.
The room where Kemmler died is 8x20
feet, in size. A bath tub and sink in one
corner. The walls aro white. The win
dows , iron barred, look upon the lawn
toward tho street 100 feet awav towards
tho east. On tho other side of the room
are two iron latticed door opening upon
the corridor; near one corner of tho room
is a low, broad and heavy door. It opens
into a .short corridor leading to thesolitary
chamber with its iron cage where
Kemmler awaited death, and where
doubtless, others will do the same. Be
tween the window's the wall is faced with
marched boards to head the electrical ap
paratus Tho wires lead through one
window to a force meter fastened against
tho board facing. 13y this swiftness of the
death current is measured. On the
circuit is also a case of twenty-four incan
descent lamp to give tangible assurance
that the silent agent of death is throbbing
through t lie copper arteries. The current
in the circuit is reduced by a reductor to
not bum out tho lamps. This circuit re
ductor has no iufluence over the main cur
rent. Tho back of the chair is toward the
door where tho criminal enters w that
Walking obliquely from the door he takes
the seat without turniugrouud. A button
on the w all when pressed sounds a signal
In tho dynamo room, tho belts put on the
machine to do its terrible work and upon
bignal it may bo at once turned off alter
its work is done.
The text of tho statute after
prescribing tho details of tho manner
in which the execution shall
Iks poformed, the time, persons to
be admitted, etc., provides that a post
mortem examination of the body of the
convict shall be made by the attending
physicians an d their report aud certificate
properly filed. After tho post mortem, un
less claimed by some relative of tho con
victed man, the body shall be interred in
the prison cemetery with a sufficient
quantity of quicklime to consume the
body v lthont delay. No religious or other
bervices shall be held over the remains
except within tho walls of the prison. No
account of tho details of any such execu
tion beyond a statement of the fact that
such convict was on the day in question
duly executed according to law at the
prison shall bo published in "any news
paper. Any person who shall violate or
omit to comply with any provision of this
bectiou shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
AUBURN, X. Y., August 6. Immediately
after the execution, Dr. Schradyt the emi
nent physician, said to a reporter: "As
far as Kemmler was concerned, the scene
was most harrowing. I mean by that his
conduct was so admirable. He displayed
such a gentle dignity throughout it all, it
went straight to the heart of everyone pres
ent. Wnen the eciectnc current was applied
he stiffened out under the shock. I thiuk
! that consciousness was at once lat, but
Uiie was not extinct.
Alter the current
had been applied, a number of seconds, I
think I myself said: 'Dead.' Then Dr.
Fell rushed in and began to loosen the
headpiece. There were convulsive move
ments of the chest and there was a demand
that the current be applied again. This
was done. The instant the contact was
made, there was a capillary congestion of
the face and hands which is regarded as a
post mortem appearance as though you
applied the current to a dead body. The
longest current was kept on after the per
iod which we call the death period. This
line of congestion gradually sank, 'showing
that the blood was no longer propelled to
the vessels, but had settled down to the
dependent parts of the body as in death."
DR. SPITZKA'S VIEWS.
AUBURN, N. Y., August 6. Dr. Spitzka
gave a reporter permission to use this as
coming from him: "I regard this as by
far a more dignified action in law than
any hanging that I ever saw, but its
scientific uncertainty, much expense and
time leads me to believe that this method
will not be adopted in other states and this
will be the first and last electrical execu
tion." OBEYED THE LAW.
NEW YORK, August 0. The "Mail and
Express, Commercial Advertiser and tho
Evenine Post all strictlv obeved the law
tins afternoon and published only onei an
nouncements of the execution of Kemmler,
Signal Office, Wichita, Kan., August
6. The highest temperature was 97
the lowest was 6t, and the mean 82,
with a dense fog in the .forenoon followed
by warmer clear weather in the afternoon
and gentle southeast winds.
Last year on August 6, the highest tem
perature was S6, the lowest G6, and
the mean 7G, and two years ago the cor
responding temperatures were 92, 08
and 80, with a heavy thunder storm at
night, during which 2.01 .inches of rain
fell in two hours.
Fred L. Johnsox, Observer.
War Depap.tmekt, Washington, D. C,
August C, 8 p. m. Forecast until 8 p. m,
For Missouri Fair, except light local
showers in eastern portion, stationary
temperature in eastern and warmer in
western portion. Southerly winds.
For Kansas Fair, warmer in eastern,
stationary temperature in southern. South
THE DENTAL CONVENTION.
Excelsior Springs, Mo., August 6. The.
dental convention was somewhat lato in
assembling this morning it being almost
10 o'clock when a quorum had arrived and
the convention was called to order. Dr.
Foster turned the gavel over to Dr. A. W.
Harlan first vice-president, who presided.
During the morning session a suggestion
was made that a committee be appointed
to look into and report at the next meet
ing the expediency of establishing a na
tional board to examine and confer degrees
for special attainment in theory and prac
tice of dentistry. A resolution was adopt
ed to appoint a committee of five to con
sider and report at the next meeting upon
some means of procuring uniform dental
legislation throughout the union.
A SENSIBLE PRECAUTION.
Though disease cannot always be con
quered, its first approach can be checked.
But not only in the use of a medicina
safeguard to be .recommended on the first
appearance of a malady, but a wise dis
crimination should be exercised in the
choice of a remedy. For thirty years or
more Hostetter's Stomach Bitters has been
the reigning specific for dyspepsia, fever
and ague, a loss of physical stamina, liver
complaint and other disorders, and has
been most emphatically indorsed by medi
cal men as a health and strength restora
tive. It is indeed a wise precaution to uso
this sovereign fortifying agent and alter
native in the early stages of disease, for it
effectually counteracts it, if the malady
belongs to that large class to which this
sterling medicine is adapted. Not only is it
efficacious, but pure and harmless.
LUCKY OVERSIGHT FOR HIM.
Atchison, Kan., August 0. Charles F.
Williams, a secoud lieutenant in a Kansas
cavalry company, who was wounded at the
battle of Wilson's Creek, has just received
word from Washington that a private bill
has passed congress granting him 00,503.
Air. Williams received this good lortune
by an oversight. He left the army, the
regimental authorities failed to muster
him out and he was only mustered out a
year ago. His back pay dates from 1SG3
until the time ho was mustered out. Mr.
Williams was" a well-known railroad con
ductor until 1S73, when his wound caused
paralysis, from which ho is drawing a pen
sion of 72 per month.
A NEW PACKAGE CASE.
DunrQUE, la., August G. The original
package decision has come before United
states District Judge Shiras in anew way.
E. P. Allen, of Carroll county, was arrest
ed and fined 550 for violating the prohibi
tion laws of the state and was before
Judge Shiras yesterday on a writ of habeas
corpus. He claims that he simply acted
as clerk for a man named Spicer, who in
turn claims to have bought the goods in
original packages from wholesale dealers
in Nebraska. Judge Shiras took the caso
under advisement, but strongly intimated
that he would not release Allen under tho
ASHLAND WILKES SICK.
Mexico, Mo., August 0. Tho first day
of the Mexico races was largely attended.
There were 500 speed horses on the
grounds. There were two 500 trots on the
curd the free-for-all stallion trot and the
2:50 cla'.s trot. There was also a running
race, with eight entries, best two in three,
mile heats. Summary:
Free-for-all stallion trot:
Harry Ensign 4 3 4 111
Ashland Wilkes 1 4 1 dr
Dr. Alvan 3 1 5 3 S 3
Prosper Merrimee. 5 2 2 4 2 2
Chas. H 2 5 3 2 dr
Time 2:31', 2;29V, 2:31, 2:29, 2:31, 2:34.
Ashland likes was drawn on account
of being sick.
Wellington, Kan., August r.. The
State National bauk of this city, this
morning closed its doors and went into
voluntary liquidation. The assets are
estimated at s-104,000. 540,000 of which is
real estate including the fine bank build
ing. The liabilities is about $43,000,
The closing did not occasion anv excite
ment as it is generally understood that all
depositors will le paid in full. It h:is
been known for some time that the stock
holders were desirous of closing up the af
fairs of the bank and it is presumed that
they threw tho bank into voluntary liquid
ation to accomplish it without unneces
COMPETING YACHTERS CAPSIZED.
Montreal, August 6. A cyclone of un
paralleled violence swept over Lake SL
Louis and the St. Lawrence in the vicinity
of Montreal last evening, doing great
damage on laud and water. At the
moment the storm burst, the principal
event of the canoe meet at Isle Cadieux
lake, the association trophy for first class
yachts, was being sailed. The eight
competing yachts were a mile out on the
lake, when suddenly the ky grew black
and the wind swept down the lake with
terrific violence and instantly every yacht
in the race was: upset. It is not known
how many, if any, were drowned.
Peer's Soap secures a beautiful com
pexiou. TERRIBLE RESULT OF A RUNAWAY.
ANNA. HI., August 6. A fatal accident
occurred j esterday six miles northwest of
here. A farmer named Castle and bus wife
and three daughters were returning home
in a wacon drawn by mules. Just as thev
reached home a dog ran into the road and
the mules ran away and upturned the
wagon upon the occupants. The daughters
were killed, the wife fatally hurt aud the
man so badly injured that he will be a
cripple for life.
MECCA'S CHOLERA SCOURGE.
Mkcoa. Auguat 6. One hundred and
thirty - live deaths from cholera occurred
in this city yesterday.
Toledo 1 200100026
Rochester. 1 000100103
Base hits Toledo 12,JRochester 7.
Errors Toledo 2, Rochester 0.
Pitchers Healy and Titcomb.
AT ST. LOUIS.
St. Louis 1 0410000 2 S
Syracuse 0 000200002
Base hits St. Louis 11, Syracuse 3.
Errors St. Louis 2, Syracuse 2.
Pitchers Hart and Casey.
Louisville 0 023000207
Brooklyn 0 1000000 12
Base hits Louisville 10, Brooklyn 7.
Errors Louisville 0, Brooklyn 2.
Pitchers -Stratton and Davy.
Columbus 2 0 0 3 0 2 2 1 212
Athletics 0 020001206
Brse hits Columbus 14, Athletics 11.
Errors Columbus 2, Athletics 5.
Pitchers Castright and Seward.
Boston 1 111000027
New York 0 000000000
Base hits Boston 12, New York 3.
Errors Boston 8, New York C.
Pitchers Gumbert and Keefe.
Pittsburg 0 001100 24
Buffalo 3 0041000 S
Base hits Pittsburg 5, Buffala 11.
Errors Pittsburg 4, Buffalo 4.
Pitchers Staley and Cunningham.
Brooklyn 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 211
Philadelphia 0 0 0 3 0 2 1129
Base hits Brooklyn 14, Philadelphia 10.
Errors Brooklyn 2, Philadelphia 8.
Pitchers Weyhing and Sanders.
Chicago 0 010000304
Cleveland 0 002202DO 6
Base hits Chicago G, Cleveland 7.
Errors Chicago 4, Cleveland 7.
Pitchers King and O'Brien.
Brooklyn 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boston 1 000100035
Base hits Brooklyn 10, Boston 10.
Errors Brooklyn 0, Boston 3.
Pitchers Clarkson and Terry.
Philadelphia 3 000010105
New York 0 133200009
Base hits Philadelphia 10, New York 14.
Errors Philadelphia 5, New York 1.
Pitchers Gleason and Welch.
Cincinnati 3 0 10 0 2 17 216
Pittsburg 2 000000103
Base hits Cincinnati 19, Pittsburg 10.
Errors Cincinnati 3, Pittsburg 8.
Pitchers Mullane add HeCker.
Cleveland 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 108
Chicago 0 001000001
Base hits Cleveland 11, Chicago 3.
Errors Cleveland 2, Chicago 2.
Pitchers Young and II utchinson.
Cleveland ."....0 0010000 01
Chicago 2 000040107
Base hits Cleveland 6, Chicago 13.
Errors Cleveland 2, Chicago 3.
Pitchers Garfield nnd Luby.
BUFEALO, N. Y., August 0. The result
of tho trotting races here today was as fol
lows: 2:30 class, trotting Leopold Rose won,
Princess Warwick, second. Best time
Second race, 2:21 class pacing Dallas
Avon, Cricket, second. Best time 2:13".
Third race, 2:20 class, trotting Margaret
S. won, B. Jones, second. Best time 2:1S1.
Saratoga, N. Y., Aumist 6. The win
ners of today's races were: Princess Annie,
Mora, P. B. Million, Mrs. Dennot, Sunny
Billious complaints, constipation, and
nausea, aro relieved and cured by Ayer's
ASSAULTED BY THUGS.
Kansas City, Mo.. Aucust 6. La
Fayette Bartellebough, of Wayandotte
county, Kansas, was enticed into a low re
sort by two thugs today and drugged.
They then carried him to the river bank
and robbed him. After depriving him of
his valuables they left him on a narrow
ledge of ground so that should he move to
one side ho would roll into the river and
the other side onto a railroad track. lie
was found in this dangerous condition bv
Officer Edwardson. The thugs have been
PRATT'S TREASURER SUSPENDED.
Pratt, Kan., August G. County Treas
urer Farmer was suspended from office to
day by the commissioners, owing to a
shortage of $4,000 reported by the probate
judge and examiner. Their report is based
on the report of Expert Roger, who made
examination of the books in April, at
which timo Farmer placed the amount in
bank pending further investigation of his
own accouut. Farmer will probably ig
nore the commissioners' order and carry
the matter into the courts.
Beecham's Pills cure
bilious and nerv
AFTER PACKAGE MEN.
Emporia, Kan., August 0. Warrants
were sworn out last night against Perrier
and Williams, original package dealers
for violating the law by selling liquor to
be opened and drank on the premises, for
breaking original packages previous to
selling and alo for maintaining a nui
sance. The defendants were bound over
in the sum of 6500 for appearance before
the district court. Dr. J. H. Burk has
also been arrested for illegally selling
liquor at his drug store.
CELMAN WITHDRAWS THE RESIGNA
TION. PARIS, August 6. A dispatch received
here from Buenos Ayres dated 8 o'clock
last evening says that President Celman
has withdrawn his resignation, the senate
having refused to accept it. It is reported
that his cabinet will comprise Senators
Lowell, Costa, Trojoyne, Lostra and
THE CARPENTERS' CONVENTION.
Chic go. 111.. August 6. The convention
of tho United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners continued the work of revis
ing their constitution today. It was de
cided to locate the headquarters of the
body at Philadelphia for the next ten
A RUMOR DENIED.
St. Joseph, Mo.. August 6. Mr. Mc
Neil emphatically denies there is any truth
in tne rumor tnat ne nas beon appointed
general manager of the Oregon Railroad
Ar Navigationcompany at Portland. His
trip west was for pleasure only.
Mr. Selby Carter, Nashville, Tenn:
"Ayer's Sarsaparilla cleared my system of
BAD I0S 0E0PS.
Reports to the State Board of Agriculture
Topeka, Kan., August 6. Crop reports
office of the state board of argiculture:
Reports now in from about 500 corres
pondents of this board representing every
county in the state clearly indicate that
the condition of all growing crops through
out every portion of the state has been
very seriously Injured during the month of
July. The severe drouth intense, heat and
occasional hot winds prevailing through
out the state srenerallv have" been the
cause of this falling off of the crop pre -pects.
Corn, which during July passes through
the most critical stage of its growth being
the period of its "fertilization and ear
formation, hasoetn the most severe suf
ferer. Its condition whicb one month ago
was reported at 0 per cent of an average
condition is now reported at only 33 per
cent. Thi- devastation of croDS is not con-
fined to any one section of the state but is
found to exist in every portion varying
only in degree. That portion of
the state, however, embraced between
the ninety-seventh and one hundredth
meridens has according to our reports suf
fered most seriously yet some counties
east of the ninety-seventh. Gray and Riley,
report practially a failure of this crop.
Ten others report condition from 25 to 50
Eer cent, while twenty-five counties em
raced within a belt in eastern Kansas,
with Marshal, Nemaha, Brown and Doni
phan on the north and Chautauqua,
Montgomery, Labette and Cherokee on
the south, report condition from 50 to 80
per cent. West of the hundredth
meridan eight counties, Morton, Stanton.
Greely, Wichita, Scott, Wallace, Thomas
and Cheyenne, also report condition of
corn at 5Q to 80 per cent. Tne corn area or
these counties however, is comparatively
very small, while rams throughout Au
gust niav benefit them to some extent, the
corn crop generally is too far advanced to
be materially helped by future rains and it
is safe to say that the crop this year will
not exceed one-third of a full average of
about 75,000,000 bushels.
As threshing progresses wheat is found
in many instances to yield better than ex
pected and the quality is also found to be
excellent. Yields of trom au to 4U ousneis
per acre are reported, testing from 62 to 65
pounds to the bushel. In many western
counties, however, the yield is lowest av
erage product per acre for the state will
probably not much exceed the reported one
month ago or an average wheat product
for the state of about 23,000,000 bushels.
Flax area ha3 been increased consider
ably in the state this year and the crop is
very good, yielding from 10 to 12 bushels
Oats although short is a better crop
thau was expected. The yield is good,
ranging in some counties from 40 to 70
bushels per acre, and that too of a superior
Summary Corn compared with full
average condition 33; barley, compared
with lull average condition 60; flax com-
Eared with full average condition, 84;
room corn. 57; sorghum, 62: millet, 50;
tame grasses, 5S; potatoes, 40; prairie
Fruit Apples prospect of an average
crop 53; peaches, prospects of an average
crop 4. Grapes, prospect of an average
Rainfall and chinchbugs July, 1S90,
goes on record as a month of extraordinary
drouth and remarkably high temperature,
unsorpassed in the twenty years and being
preceded by a dry, hot June, the effect
was to seriously damage all crops not ma
tured on July 1. Rains fell during tho
month in different portions of the state
belt they were usually light and of a local
character. In no case have they followed
any regular lines or belts of ter
ritory and therefore no county
in tho state has wholly escaped the
damaging effects of the drouth. Chinch
bugs are reported in many counties, but
not in large numbers and in no case is
damage worthy of note reported as being
CELMAN FORCED TO RESIGN.
Buenol Ayres, August 6. A committee
of members of the congress waited upon
President Celman and give him two hours
in which to resign. They threatened im
peachment by the congress in case of his
refusal. Celman immediately sent a mes
sage to congress offering to sacrifice him
self to the welfare of the country. The
chambers accepted Celman's resignation
by a vote of 51 to 22.
Pelligrini has assumed the presdency.
A DARING ROBBERY.
How Inordinate Grcd Brought Its Own
Clad in his bullet proof coat of mail, tho
trusty guard of the ice wagon sat in the
iron plated turret on the hurricane deck
of the vehicle, with his Winchester rifle in
his hand, a collection of hand grenades
within easy reach, and his belt full of navy
revolvers of the largest size. On a littlo
shelf in front of him was a pair of sabers
ready for instant use in an emergency re
quiring hand to hand fighting, and a pow
erful field glass for detecting an enemy
at long range swung on a pivot in such a
way as to command a view of the land
scape invery direction. The driver of the
wagon, as heavily armed as the nature of
his duties would permit, sat in a bomb
proof inclosure, and guided the horses by
means of lines passing through portholes
in front, while the athlete who occupied
the responsible and dangerous position at
the rear of the wagon and delivered tho
ice to customers was equipped with bot
tles of vitriol for defensive uso, and wore
under his outer garments a suit of chain
armor that had belonged once to a base
Under the watchful protection of the
guard on the roof the wagon bad stopped
at its regular places, the man in tho rear
had made several deliveries of ico to cus
tomers in perfect safety, and as tho driver
turned down a wide street in a thickly
settled portion of tho town, with few per
sons in sight except children at play, tho
vigilance of tho trio In charge of tho ice
wagon relaxed and a Bense of security stole
Suddenly as they passed an alley a troop
of horsemen dashed outof it with awild yell,
half a dozen lassos flew through the air,
and before they could recover from their
confusion the guard on tho roof and the
man on tho rear step of tho wagon were
dragged from their posts, thrown to the
ground and bound with ropes. This don
a part of the gang opened fire with re
volvers on tho bomb proof casemate where
the driver sat, and succeeded in occupying
his attention whilo the others with crow
bars and sledge hammers forced open the
iron doors in tho rear.
The plans of the daring robbers had been
laid with care, and in less time than it
takes to tell of It they had succeeded in
their desperate undertaking, and were on
their way out of tho town with their booty,
a chunk of ice weighing at least ten pounds,
carefully wrapped in a blanket.
The knowledge that the news of tho rob
bery would be flashed through the place
and telegraphed far and wide, accompanied
by offers of largo rewards for their capture
dead or alive, lent wings to the fleeing vil
lains. They had held up many a train on
the plains of Texas and in tho rocky fast
nesses of Missouri, but had never engaged
before In a scheme of plunder on so gigan
tic a scale, and they rode from the scene of
their exploit with the wild haste of men
fleeing for their lives.
In a little clearing in the heart of a dense
wood, miles and miles from the town they
had invaded, these men halted at last.
Turning their jaded animals loose they
gathered eagerly about their prize. Un
rolling it with the utmost care they feasted
their eyes on is glittering outlines, and
with hands trembling with excitement
they prepared to divide it.
"No cheating!" thundered Broken Nosed
Pete, as a gaunt villain with a saw drew it
across the block a littlo to the left of the
line ho bad drawn across it with a dagger
Hare Lipped ilcae sprang to his feet with
2, terrible oath, knives flashed in the air,
derringers were drawn and the sounding
aisles of the dim woods rang with the
voices of men in angry strife.
High rose the din of conflict. The pity
ing sun locked down on Goggle Eyed Hank
and Grizrly Jake, the Terror of Bloody
Galea, engaged in a flerce combat, while
Comanche Dick and Wild Mike rolled over
ind over on the ground, biting and goug
ing each other m frantic rage. Dare
Dovil Sam and One Eyed Jackxon emptied
their pistohi at each other, and then fought
at close quarters with brass knuckles and
slungshota. In this way the battle had
raged for some time witheni any decisive
rwsolt. when a. frightful, blaod curdling
yell from one of the combatants caused a
suspension of faosdlitiCK. He had. stopped
fighting and was standing in wild dismay
over the spot where tho captured treasure
It had vanished.
WhOa they had been fighting over its
possession the san had malted away a
fortune Chicago Tribnas.
RIDER HAGGARD AND AN5REW LANG.
Their Joint Story an Attempt to Bevivo
the Popularity of the First Named.
New York, July 38. Ifc is understood in
literary circles that the latest romance of
Rider Haggard is a desperate attempt on
bis part to gain his lest popularity. The
subject oiiJht to afford a person of great
powers of imagination a superb opportun
ity, for It Is understood that he will tell
the story of Ulysses and Helen of Troy, or
inBhort,wlUtry''tils hand at a tale which
Homer has miiid immortal. In making
this tale iniiaortsl Homer made himself of
eternal fame, So that Mr. Gladstone and
tho late Lord Derby vere of the same opin
ion, which was that Homer, the narrator,
was a greater fnaa than any of tho heroes
whose story he told.
Mr. Haggard is to have tho assistance of
Mr. Andrew Lang, and in the first install
ment of the story, ?Hich is called "Tho
World's Desire," the hand of Mr. Lang is
decidedly prominent. He has written two
poems which appear in this installment,
and ono of them is as good as anything he
ever did. Some years ego we had a caso of
joint authorship which became quite
famous. This was in the series of Saxe
Holme stories which appeared in one of
the magazines. One of tho authors fur
nished delicious poetry, while the other
wrote the prose tale. The authorship has
always been regarded as more or less of a
mystery, although it Is generally conceded
that Mrs. Helen Hunt Jackson was the poet
of the combination. If the Haggard-Lang
combination succeeds as well as the Soxe
Holme collaboration did, Mr. Haggard will
indeed have recovered his prestige.
In the opening installment of this new
story it does not appear that Haggard has
done any better than ha did with "Cko-
Satra," That was a story which was much
erolded and was pretty "wideljr circulated,
because it appeared in serial form in many
newspapers la this country and in Great
Britain. Somo of the critics professed to
find In "Cleopatra" evidence tljat Haggard
had recovered his grip, but for the reading
public which had been fascinated by Hag
gard's earlier tales tho story contained lit
tlo charm. One of the newspapers of this
country which published, it was satisfied
that it had fallen flat with Its readers, nnd
there was no manifestation in its counting
room that tho story had excited a ripple of
Haggard's loss of popularity was sud
den. It was due to two causes. One was
a woful falling off in inventive power, and
the other was the accusation and proof
that Mr. Haggard was a deliberate plagia
rist. Tho Fortnightly Review, in an elab
orate article, exposed a largo number of
his plagiarisms, and for a while his only
friend and supporter among the literary
men of Great Britain was Andrew Lang.
Mr. Lang had some personal pride in Hag
gard's career, for he claimed to havo been
tho first to discover Haggard's talent.
There is no doubt that interest has been
stimulated somewhat by tho connection of
Mr. Lang with Mr. Haggard in collabora
tion. Lang is ono of tho most brilliant
men of the lighter sort in English litera
ture, a delightful essayist and poet, but
has never revealed any capacity for ro
mance or narrative writing.
Publishers in this country have been
fighting Hhy for a year or so of Mr. Hag
gard's books. Some of his latest novels
did not sell sufficiently here to pay the cost
of publication, and the larger publishers
had como to consider him as a mere flash
in tho pan, whose day is over and whose
books would not sell. There faeems to
havo been a somewhat similar feeling
among tho English reading public, and it
became necessary for Haggard to do some
thing to restore to his books their selling
capacity. Tho audacity of attempting to
rival Homer, so to speak, will of course
give some advertisement to tho new novel,
but literary men regard it as a most peril
ous undertaking. If the work is a failure
It probably means tho end of Haggard as a
popular romanticist, but if it should
happen to be a success it moom a brilliant
faturo for tho uniquo creator of "King
Solomon's Mines." E. J. Edwards.
Two Managing Editors.
New York, July 28. One of tho men
most respected on Newspaper row is Mr.
Dana's firat lieutenant in The Sun office,
Chester S. Lord. Mr. Lord is a man of big
stature and bigger brain, who goes about
so unobtrusively that those who didn't
know him would hardly notice him. He
is noticed In The Sun office, though, and
wherever newspaper men get together, and
Is rated as one of the brightest mm in the
business. The paper whicb he turns out
speaks for him, and speaks louder to a
newspaper man than can anymore eulogy.
Mr. Lord is a remarkably good looking man.
Ho is pretty closo on to 6 feet In height and
is proportionately stout. His features are
clean cut and his mustache and hair are
brown In color.
Another brainy young editor on "the
Row" is Foster Coates, the managing edi
tor of Col. Shepard's Mail and Express.
Mr. Coates la the youngest man in charge
of any of the big New York papers, and has j
still to pass the thirty' year line. He has
heid his present responsible position for
seJfcral years, has made a very enviable
and very wide reputation and is ono of tho
men who are going to be heard from in the
near future. A decade or so ago Mr.
Coates was forking ac tho printer's case,
and owes his advancement through the
editorial room to the managing editor's
chair of the biggest afternoon paper in
New York solely to his own push and abil
ity. Mr. Coates i3 acknowledged to be
good looking. His figure is compact and
well built and rises to a height of about 2
feet 7 inches. His hair, eyes and mus
tache are as black as black can be.
Teacher Johnny, in the sentence, Mtbe
audience cheered the tennis players loud
ly," you may point out the stfwurdity.
Johnny There isn t j absurdity,
"Are you sure? "Wnat is the meaning of
the word 'audience?' "
"An assembly of hearers."
"Exactly. And do persons hear a game
"Yea'rn. They hear the racket." Chi
Tour sister la studying music,
Little Girl Oh, no, m:"
"Norn. She only practices scales an' j
dns'-New York Wecklv. i
lira. Hauteur And did you thank most
profusely the jouag gentleman who saved
you from drowning when you fell over
board? Miss Hauteur' No, indeed, m&znmal
Why, wo had not bea Introduced, you
know! Lawrence American.
Early Cottoa SCacuiaetnrr.
At a date beore history the art of cotton
manufacture was earned front India to
Assyria and Egypt; bu: it was not until
the Thirteenth cestury that tba cotton
plant was mtrodueed into soatbem En
ron, where it tet.-v! c-na r flr.c nw! 'e.
mskepaper. The tnanufactars of ;i Into i
dotfi in imitation of t fabrics of Egypt ,
Italian states in the Tinrteth centery.
from which is wss carried into the low
eosniries and thensa nsfiMd over to Emr- 1
countries and tbenco pcvd over to Eb;
nad fa the Seventeenth centary. Dry
RESULTS OF 01
Many goods left on hand ivhich we had expected to
sell, and goods not specially intended for the occasion
went out quick this week for odds and ends.
Colored Batiste Embroid
eries, we have about 300
yards of these goods, they
are the most exquisite pat
terns, worked on the finest
Batiste cloth. These goods
are worth 20c to 30c, but we
want to close out this corner
and offer them at oc, 7c and
"Ye offer 100 odd Corsets,
which sell at SI, at 5S cents.
These are odd sizes, and if
we have your number you
a oai'am aL o&
100 dozen pure linen tow
els, hand knotted fringes,
worth 40 cents cents cut to
25 cents. '
ODDS AND ENDS THIS "WEEK.
Several Good Subventions,
There was tho young man who was
heard to assure tho elderly man to whom
he was presented that io was vary glSd,
indeed, to meet him. Now no doubt ha
was, for tho elderly man wa ono of the
distinguished men! of hid state, and the
youngster wo tcally f ery modest at heart,
and felt thai the presentation honored him.
But would it not havo been in better tasto
to let the kindly assurances como from the
man of years and distinction, rather than
from the untutored youth who had. noth
ing to offer?
Worse than he is the young fellow who
goes about among his women friends, as
long as he has any, apologizing, prof nsely
for not having called upon them lately.
"Assuming that it is a matter of grave im
portance to me whether be- ever calls or
not," said Genevieve, scornfully, afewdays
ago when Tom Blgbca pertly mourned, his
negligence of her hmpltalrik.
Not quite so bad, but still to bo regretted,
is tho young man or woman who tells you
that you look "just like a very dear-friend. "
Who cares to have his individuality dupli
wiied, and why, if ho must be told it,
should he not have the comfort of being
the one to whom the other fc compared?
Notice your sub-conscious self somo time
and see how much more easily you take tho
Information when you are told that tho
other fellow looks liko you than you do
when you are only told that you look like
him. New York Evening Sun.
It Makes a Difference.
Clara How do you like my friend?
Fanny He is a horrid creature! Is he
"No, ho is not married."-
"How happy is the lot of the woman
who did not get him for a husband!"
Texas Sif tings.
Mr. Boldboy Smiling killincly) The
waves are using you rudely. Will you por
mit me to assist you to the shore?
Mi3 Waterly Never mind, thank yon.
The waves may be rude, but they're not
Beware of Imitations, there is Only One
i nuised Co.
I Yard. Ml Wwt DoajUvi.
Branch oSce 13T Xorth Main. Teipbone 191 iVOil
In the Snrf.
DRS. TERRILL & PURDY.
354N MAIN ST., 1VICIIITA, KAN.
Cures dieaes of women hertorbr
abandoned by the profession. Kucb kh
fibroid tumor, displacement, fn
larjreiuent.H.prxlapsns.etc., by the ue
of elect nt-ity, according to tb; meth
ods elaborated by the reat Prench
NERVOUS DJSKASKS Dr. TerriM
wishes to call the attention of tboeo
suffering from nerrous dh,eae, pHr
alystd, nervous prostration, etc.. to the
woDjeriui enrauve eii'-t n, . a.
rived from "electricity" when ,l.n-
tiflcally applied, and deaira to auua
that he makes the application of elec-
int-iiy in nervous ai.ease a hnnr 11
teatn4r f bl pwtlre. The doctor !
?fS !'Uft' d 'ODd
cell battery ever Meen in an.ir .
all the appliances especially adapted
to the treatment of lo-t manhood '
or nemtnal weakness, which he quick-
ly aad permanently enre by the aid '
CATARRH Every cane nt .fa-, !
r - - .. . mm i
i cured; no knife, no pain: a cure iruar-
' anteed. i ' L ,
Lretberal Stricture- oaicklr and
pnaMwUr 3f JL"n, '
CHRONIC nmpjP-itmni.!. j
j anthma. hay fever, all throat and lim .
troubles, Kkin eruptions, rhcumaifom, '
"ropey, zirjtfui . ax-tea, bladder.
klner "J nnnary dbuKtsec, blood
cured, by le new treatment, without
tie polsonon drujra of days eooe by.
Mediainr s,nt to all nan nt ihi.
ilcdidne sent to all part of th
country. Send for quorftion blank. I
J. H. TERRILL. M .D
SPECIAL SALE !
About 20 pieces of tnese
goods cut down to 6 cents
LIKEN TABLE SETS.
10 sets worth $6.50 cut to
$3.75. This is for a table
cloth and one dozen nap
kins, all for $1.50.
Aprons, 15 cents.
Quilts. 25 crochet cotton
spreads, down to $1 to close.
"We offer some big bar
gains in English silk serges
this week. They are guar
aiTteetHxj cr.acjv or cut
Iv playful mood he ptaoad his UUc!c straw hat
On top of Mkdjto's curly, broaca brown hlr.
And thought In all iiU lit he'd never soca
A maiden halo rarUalacly fair.
Her bate eyes sparkling la a rojruUh way.
Her dimpled cheeks jut red enough to show
The cherry npeneM of her lusclotw lira
Jubt fetched him, aad of courso h wasa't slot
To r.eiie the opportunity, likewise
Tan half resbunff Aladge, and plant a kiw
Or two. or more, just where thejrM do most ffood,
IIU aim was true ho narer made a nils.
lie thought she might beaogrr, but hU fears
Ml Toniihod ho reached the hall door mat.
Eho aald, "Nsxt time yotieome bo sure to wsr
That tricky uiio old lorUy black strsxf
"Well, young man," said the Irat par
ent, "if you penist in your present couxm
you will sup sorrow with a spoon."
"I don't know whether that can be worse,
than eating Ice cream with a fork," rtx
turned tho profligate, "and I've tri4
Cumso I so that tho secretary of war la
to pay $10,000 for the sword of the late Gen.
Mm. Cumso Why, I didn't know that
second hand swordn were worth anythJag
like that mnoh monoy. Yenowine's Newt,
He Let us go aud sit in the park for
She (naively) How bright the olrctrit
He (reassuringly) Rut they fliolcer an
go out occasionally. Munney'it Weekly.
A Chip or th Old Illork.
"I see Charlie wnarinjf a sash now
days. I never thought he'd come to bt
such a dude."
"Moit natural thing in the world, my
loy Hi father, you know. Is in the sash
ar d blind bi?'ri " Ronton Tha.
jjRR EVIDENCE That the blond is
"wrong, and that nature is endeav
orinp to throw off the imfiurittes.
Nothing is so benefictal in assisting
nature as Swift's Specific (S. S. S)
It is a simple vegetable compound. Is
harmless to the most delicate child, yet
it forces the poison to the surface and
eliminates it from the blood.
I contracted a rere caus U blood poboa
that unfitted me (or buurveM for four yean. A
lew bottles of i-wjft s 'twirk S. S S ) curwl
me. J C Jonas,' Itr Marital.
Treatise on UVyy and fcjn Diseases nuM
free. iwirr bracinc La, Atlanta, Ga.
SorpD, Oculist and Aurist
15 1 N MAIN 8T.,W'ICI!ITA, KA.V
The doctor jrlveff special attention
to the treattneut of all doao ef inn
liVK, mrludin tho M-litli xdjuat-
raent of xlastfe to corroct laprfe t
CATARACT rcraorwl aad stent re
stored to many who kar bOB totally
CROSS KYTLS stralffhteaed is oao
SOIIKUVES rureI without the ue
of cautiefor otbrr harmful azestji.
??. J .
rurabl exsoa of
IdoaTatta nroinntly cored.
JLASSKri Only thwwe who have had
a tJlrMSh trauuint; itaqld attempt
to St ! ! they 1 the patient
loortf ha.m thka xood. Many ra-tei of
ncrroiMBesc, irritability, lajtoialna,
headache, vertigo and wemlnjc to-
.. , -. a., -uii.i ..... . t m . . r.B ..
jiii t ujiurrH avr: uu? tv u7v-vw
Irflon and r removed at once ur til
application of proper jflape.
v Pa rdy baa achieved a ido
ccs miIe , tlt:tn Pnomlnal a a
sc'-n-ml aurion. treating with rca
'"''" drforinlUr?,,,ab root canr'
".T the piBe. Mp Joint dlw.
swelling. d)("'t.ts or the horn
oanecr, uleeru. tumors, old sores, hlf
lip. faeial blmatabeK, Mkln and bioo4
escs. etc. hyphllerf absolutely
cored. Doctor Purdy vu lai pro
Tensor of fiirjfery la the "V Irblta Ifed!"
eal Collejfc and Surgeon to Hi. Francis
Hospital, bavins relinquished Jf
above positions In order locevoto hi
Jlr u? to Piltl.
? B fc.uPrflan a ?
bes. mole, etc., remvrod oy
!flf2?' m2,,e vtc" wnTI..V 7iec
wifwy. orreponce nco eouoiicw.
E-. P. PCRDY, M D.
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