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ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, JULY 13, 1893.
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THE ABILENE REFLECTOn,
aper of uicmnson uountv,
Awful Aooounts from Pomoroy,
SEVESn-FODR PERSON'S DEAD.
Mens- More Will Hie lov. Hole! Hupe r
Intending Ilellef-Tlie Htortn Ki
ViiMKitov, la., July 8. Seventy-four
It-nil, half us many mora futility In
Jurrd ami 150 with broken llmlm, cuts
ami lmilsea moro or less Revere. This
1 what the tornado of Thursday nlft-ht
accomplished In tho matter of casualty
in northern Iowa. The town of Home
my Is one of wreck. There Is scarcely
a limine left standing.
Alnrnt fifteen acres of debris consti
tutes now what was a thriving village.
Splinters are all that remain, l'omc
roy Is psrt and parcel of the prairie,
the denth-drallnir wind hnvlntf left
barren and desolated everything as
fur as the eye can reach. Scarce
ly a tree, remains, l'llcs of broken
tlinlicrs und an occasional plcco
of furniture are ull that can be found
of what was once tho largest building
In tho place Two hundred nnd nfty
honscs wero In all destroyed, nnd the
money loss of these and their contents
is placed at 1200,000. Everywhere
about I'omeroy were dead and dying
people; a dozen men wero digging
graves and the hearse was kept busy
carrying tha victims of the storm to their
last resting place. Doctors from a dozen
or more places hurried through the
streets, and In their wake followed
squads of soldiers carrying cofllns.
Kpcclal trains from all the surrounding
towns brought thousands who were
hern to take part In the work of caring
for the dead and wounded. Clothing,
food and medicines were shipped In by
the ton. Soon order was brought out
of chaos, relief corps were organized
and things were going along in bust-nehs-Ukc
Thursday night in I'omeroy was one
that will never be forgotten by those
who wero there. Darkness followed
quickly in tho wake of the tornado,
and those, who escaped denth and In
jury were compelled to grope their wny
among the ruined homes, guided along
by tho cry of tomo poor unfortunate
who wns pinned under thu fulling tlin
licrs. Almost every light of any de
scription whatever wns destroyed, nnd
the peoplo from Fort Dodge niid the
surrounding places failed to bring lan
terns with them. The search for thu
victims therefore was necessarily slow
till iniirulug came.
Tim toruudi for such It was came
from tho northwest. All of tliovo who
Mtw It ugree that It was not of tho fun-iel-sha)ieil
sort, but came bounding by
there like n hugu bull. It was of n
durk green color and was accompanied
by a terrific noise. There are those
who saw It npprihieliing when far out
of town. Most of tho people became
panic stricken. They run out
nt their houses und II lied up the streets,
crying and shouting till struck
by the timbers or whirling trees. The
cooler ones, however, especially those
who were neur to them, made for the
two caves in tho southeust part of
the town, built for just such occnslons
as this. Into one of these cuves col
lected "SO people. All escaped without
u scratch. It is pretty well ugrecd that
tho most forcible part of tho storm
struck this place.
Tho cyclone wns but of a few min
utes' duration nnd was followed liy.u
terrific rainstorm, which continued nt
intervals throughout the night. The
puth of thu storm seems to 1st an eighth
of a mile In width nnd twenty miles
I'ulrtleld, in Cherokee county, was
visited, swelling tho total number
of dead llfteeu. Klght more lire re
ported killed nt Storm f.uke, und many
other places give notice of one or more
deaths. It wns not until noon yester
duy that the work of rescue reully be
gun, lly that time there wus a good sup
ply of doctors, not large enough, how
ever, to caro for the wounded. The la
dles of Fonda and Fort Dodgu went out
us nurses, and there wus a plentiful
supply of bedding nnd food. As rapid
ly as Misstbly the Injured were taken to
the Improvised hospital und given med
ical uttenttoiL It wns soon found, how
ever, that the buildings used for this
purpose were fur too small, nnd efforts
were made to lessen the number of pa
tients 111 t'licli. This was no easy task,
for there was no placo to put them.
(lov. Holes arrived yesterday after
noon und took chargo of tho whole af
fair, lie was. first driven out over the
ruins, then he visited the hospitals and
the morgue, consulted with those who
hud thus far directed things and then
issued a proclamation setting forth the
needs of the sufferers und calling ujmiii
the people of Iowa to contribute llbcr
nlly. Tho governor said the situation was
fur worse than ho had expected. He
ordered mom tents from Des .Moines,
nnd said ho would have a company or
more of soldlerson tho grounds. The in-
Ieuso heat inadu it Iinixissihle to keep
he IkmIIcs of the d,ead, und thoso whij
were not claimed by relatives or friends
and by them burled or tnken nway by
noon wero placed In the graveyard ly
tdio oIllelaK I orty graves wero di)g
and filled with dead up to V o'clock last
evening. A that hour the flitting lan
terns in the cemetery showed plainly
(hat the work of burial was still going
on. Hundreds of willing hands dragged
the dead and dying animals, with
which the ground seemed llterully
strewn, to points on tho outskirts of
tho. town, piled them In big licitps und
covered them with tho remains of
houses und upplled tho torch. Fully a
dozen of theso strange bonfires were
kept going till the afternoon.
Whole families were In many in
stances wfjied, out by the tornado und
houses that contnlned all tho way fmm
four to eight persons, not moru than
one escaped alive, llusbuuds have
bcuu left without wlis or children.
Children aro left orphans and therti
are fifteen or mora women In I'omeroy
who have neither husbands nor chil
dren left. Tho grief of those bereft of
tho ones they hold most dear is some
thing horrible to witness. Tho walk
up and down In front of the spot that
marks tho places whero stood their
happy homes, crying and sobbing nnd
refusing to bo comforted. Most horri
ble, of all Is tho wall of the Uttlo chil
dren robbed of homo and of mother and
father, and In some cases of brothers
and sisters, too. The fata of the Logli
rln family Is a sad on. It consisted
of mother, father and two children,
both girls. Their house was reduced
to splinters and all, save the mother,
were killed. Tho remains of the father
were picked up underthe broken pieces
of his house, but tho children w ere found
burled under the ruins of the house, 100
yards away. They were horribly man
gled. Mrs. Loghrln also suffered se
vere Injuries, being badly hurt about
the head nnd shoulders. She Is in the
hospital, but thero Is not much hope of
her recovery. Bho does not know, the
fato of her husband and daughters. K.
O. Davy, oashler of the bank of I'ome
roy, whoso house was right In the path
of the storm, Is among the dead; like
wlso Is his brother. Hen Davy, who haa
been attending school at Dcs Moines.
Ho came home to spend the Fourth nnd
Intended to leavo yesterday. Iloth
bodies arc badly mutilated, tho skull
of lien having been crushed nnd about
every bono In Ills brother uouy nnv-
lng been broken.
Mrs. Davy, wife of President Davy,
of tho bank abovo mentioned, and
brother of tho two whoso death Is ro
tated above, also lost her life. Bho
lived some distance from tho Davy
brothers, and was In tho house
with tho servant girl when the
storm was seen approaching. She
ran fmm tho house, intending to
get to ono of the caves, but had just
reached tho middle of thu road, when
she was struck by the house, carried up
against a trco und crushed to a pulp.
The servant girl, too frightened to
move, fell on her knees and lifted up
her hands In prayer. The houso was
torn to splinters. The girl was whirled
out into the back yard, but sho escaped
with her life.
LIST of Tin: KII.I.KII.
It is impossible to obtain a list of in
jured, but un almost complete list of
tho dcud follows:
At I'omeroy Mrs llsssle Hanks, sirs Dabl.
tree, Mrs. Nearr, Tbomss Harriand, Andrsw
J. Wilkinson. John Anderson, Mrs. Jobn An.
aerson, Mr HuiiMa Mr. and Mrs. Bliss Hus
ton. Mr. sod Mrs Helling ssd son, Mrs. Frank
Johnson, llenjamtn Davis. JUlss Lltllo Klefer,
Hoy ll.inlt&, MUa Frost, Mr. and Mrs Arnold,
Mrs Marie Adams, Mrs ttarland, Mrs CI U
Jorge, Uanker F. a llevls. Miss onto Lund-
green, Miss Kails Davy, Mrs. O Ilrlen and
child, Mrs. D. O. Hanlowo, Mrs. Tebert, two
children cf Jobn Ileckler-
Tbreo miles ess t of I'omeroy the followlof!
Mra Ililwlth. J. P. Lundfretn, Silas Weston.
Mrs Dahlercn, Mr. llowieii sndvire, A. Fid
koy, lisnry Oellte, Mrs Quintan snd baby,
Miss AUU Harwell
A short ate nee from I'omeroy the following
dead Here found. Miss Tlllle Johnson, llaby
llablgrcn, Orocer Black, IB years oldi Oeorire
lllack, 7 years old) Delta mack, II years oldi
Samuel Maxwell, Richard George, unkuowa
lire miles southeast ox Fonda nve were
killed! Mrs Morion and throo children, John
Delwlter. Two were kilted near tjulmbyl Mrs
Molyucui, Mrs. Lester.
About five miles south of Aureus were the
following fatalities: Samuel llurch and wlfo
and Ibrce children, John Johnson, f.lllle and
Leila Slatlery, aUwcde girl, name unknown
Houthwcst of Htorm Lake five were killed!
Jacob Orettsr nnd child, man named llotmau
snd two unknown. Five miles south of Newell
family of three were killed names unknown.
A NORTH DAKOTA HORROR.
frightful Crime of a Farm llnml. Who
lsrnpee Ihe Knruged People.
Sr. l'.tut, Minn., July 8. A I'loneer
1'rcsH speciul from Devil's l.ukt', X. I).,
says: 1). s.. Krcldcr, u fanner living
within u inllu of Cumin, Towner county,
his wife and four little daughters were
brutally murdered nt their home by
Albert llaumberger, a nephew of
Krcldcr, who had been doing farm
work for him. IlaumlierKcr went to
his uncle's room, shot htm dead, then
to the kltcheu, where Mrs. Krcldcr was
preparing the morning meal, and shot
her In tho head. He then nent upstairs,
where four little children had fled, and
deliberately shot away with u shotgun
until ho shot them all. llaumberger
returned to tho kitchen, took u butcher
knife from Mrs. Kreidcr's hand and
nearly severed tho head from her body,
and, taking the knife, ho proceeded up
stairs. Finding one poor llttlo girl yet
nllvu ho held her in his arms ami calm
ly cut her throat, llaumberger then
went in search of the remaining thrco
llttlo girls. He succeeded In finding
tho eldest ono nnd was preparing to
murder her, when lie remembered that
he hud not had brcakfest. Ho ordered
the girl to cook him some meat and po
tatoes which sho did,
With one foot resting on thn hend of
the murdered mother, ho uto his break
fast nnd then pulled out his watch nnd
said: "Well, I did the whole job lusldo
of thirty minutes."
His immediate thirst for blood ap
peased, he took his little cousin and
curried her lo tho burn, tied her firmly
with n rope and returned to tho house,
whero ho searched until hu found all
the valuables tho fuintly jiossesscd, a
gold watch and f50 in money, which
hu took nnd lied.
SlicrilT McCune, nsslsted by scores of
men, uiu lifter the murderer. If llaum
berger is caught he will be lynched.
The only motive for tho crlmo wns u
slight dispute which occurred over
Freuen Author Dead.
l'Alilx, duly 8. lluy do Maupassant,
tho" no(ed French romunclst of the
naturalistic school, who had lieen con
lined in a private asylum for the In
sane for some time, died yesterday
morning, Ho was born August ft, 1MU,
Loularllle-Loutsrllle, I; tiew York. I
Cleveland Clerelaud, A; Itatllroore, 15.
Pittsburgh- Pittsburgh. 2. Huston, 0.
Chicago Chicago, 10; Philadelphia, IS.
ML Louia-bL Louis, ; Washington, 1
President Cleveland's physicians say
that the reports sent out ubout his Ill
ness huvo been greatly exaggerated.
F, C. Sterling, paints und oils, Louis
iana, Ma, has filled.
A nlft Poroolvod In tho Clouds of
HARBINGER OF GOOD TIMES AHEAD.
lusl ss Well, Tliimgli, Not I" lie Toe
Coullilrnt While t'nnses i:il.t
for M llcnewel of
Js'r.w Yoiik, .Inly 8. It. (J. Dun's
weekly review of trade, says:
The lone la business circles has perceptibly
Improved. On Iho whole there hss been s Ill
tie belter distribution of goods to consumers,
snd perhaps Iho countermanding of orders glr
en some months ago Is not ns frciiucnl us It
was last weik. The more hopeful symptoms
are noted, but while tho causes of depression
remain, It would be rash to calculate that dtnl
rultles will not reappear. Much Urgfl sums of
money w HI bo required lo more the crops, nnd
in the pnscnt state of the money market, some
stringency Is probable.
Iloslon reports a little mire activity, nnd
financial relict la expecled during Ihe month.
Shoo factories ere generally closcJ for repairs
nnd not many buyers are seen, leather being
dull snd accumulating Rubber goods are
quiet and crude rubber lower. Dry goods are
quiet, but pnepects thojght favorable. Cotton
mills held small slocks, but print cloths nro
loser. Woilens nro quiet and the clothing
trade Is qu'et at prices cut to clear off stncLs.
At Philadelphia s belter firllng exists In bank
lng circles, nnd there Is cunsldcraMo Iradu In
manufactured Iron at low prices Iron has an
other drop at Pittsburgh, though many fiiriiarts
nro closing A reduction in eosi is uxpeuui
from Ihe wages settlement. Cincinnati slices
lltllo Improvement, with close money. At
Cleveland manufacturing ts unu.uitly dull At
Detroit many fall orders aro canceled on ac.
count of tho decline lu Iron ore, silver,
wheat and wool, lndtanaMls riports
many msnufaclurea dull At Chicago the bor
rosing demand la aim heavy and banks cm
serrallro. Thero la much complaint of collec
tions. Receipts of most products show a de
crease ss roropared with last )i-ur. Kast
liound shipments decreased 17 per cent nnd
clearings II per rent Milwnukeo reports lair
trudo tor the season, ami Minneapolis the same
with reasonably good collections, though the
lumltcr business decroa.es with llnantl.il pres
sure. At fet l'oul trade Is restricted, butat
bolh cities a better feeling prevat s nnd crop
prospects are favorab'c. At ML Louts trade Is
quiet, but collections very fair, while tanks nro
At Kansas City trado Is fair for the season,
collections betow tlin averate snd reielptsof
catllo liberal, but of hogs llghl HL Joseph re
ports collections slow nnd money Terr light,
and Omilu reports u good grocery trade At
Denrer sorcrat of tho suspended banks nre ex
pected In resume, but merchants sre ruunlir
mnndlng orders, aud tho silver mines have gen
erally stopped. Nashville and Knoiyillo re
port a better reeling, and Montgomery nqnlel
trsuO. Al L.1I1IO JWCH uusincn is trrj uun,
sod at Atlanta and Augusts qutct, with
money comparatively easy Oalveston reports
the Bltuatlon fairly rood In Texas with
few fallurea and prospects for more lhu an uv
erage crop Danks care for customers, but dls
enuraee new loans. New Orleaus notes nolm
provemenl, money light and collections slow,
but crop reports excellent except In overflow ed
sncllons. At Mobile banks uro more fnc
Nearly all product mnrkels sro higher than n
week ago In spite of moro favorable crop re
ports, money ticliig easier
The mercantile failures during Ihu week
number !-' In Ihe Untied Slates nnd twenty
Ihreo In Canada. Last cek the failures In the
United Ulales nuintwrcd .1117.
HANGED ANO BURNED.
The Awful Fete of egro Alleged
l'leuil lu Kentiuk
Hamiwku., Ky...lnly 8. Sruy.l. Mil
ler, the negro charged with the outrage
and murder of Mary nnd lluliy liny,
wns hanged at 8:'J7 o'clock ye.stenl.iy
afternoon nnd the Isuly burned after
lslng horribly mulllnted.
At S:20 the negro was brought from
tho jail to the principal street. A chain
was around his neck and many men
were pulling nnd surging at It. The
crowd was wild and no one could guess
nt the fato of tho negro. He was al
most suffocated when the north of tho
depot was reached and here the father
of tho girls relented to some extent
and suggested ho Is) hanged rather
than burned. At 8:ST the body was
swung to a tall telegraph pole directly
at tho north end of the depot nnd as hu
was drawn up his clothing wns torn
tiom his body by the maddened mob.
lie was heard to say just its they drew
him up: "I am an innocent man," but
thero Is a fully authentic report that
ho made at least a partial confession as
the mob took him from the jail, but
this confession Implicated a partner In
some way and nothing positive can be
Tho body wns left hanging until 4:S.
during which time some of tho toes and
fingers wero cut off. The Iwdy was
finally taken down and carried about
SOU yards to the rear of tho town and
Harlan's mill. At that place tho ears
wero cut off, nearly all the remaining
toes and lingers were severed and the
Imdy otherwise mutilated. The body
was then placed between two logs and
kindling piled upon it and then enough
wood to complete the job of burning.
He Passes (Juletly Away
NcwroitT, II. I,, July 8. Assoclutn
Justice Samuel Illalchfoid passed quiet
ly and ieaccfully from earth at 7::!0
last .'veiling. He retained conscious
ness until an hour or two lieforu his
death. There was no sudden chungo lu
Ills condition, simply tliogrndtial decline
which hns liecn taking place for the
last week. The arrangements for
tho funeral ate not yet completed, but
tho Imdy will probably lie taken to
Washington for Interment. For many
seasons ho lias been a quiet visitor In
the city during the summer season,
residing In his own cottage on
Frenough place, nnd while not greatly
given to society followlngs, ho was
frequently entertulned 'in the first
Nsmuel Ulstchford wss born la New York
March0, llxl. snd wssgredu.lod st Columbls
college la IsOT, Two yesrs later he became
private secretary lo dor, William II Seward,
sod he wss military aecreury on the
governor's stall till lull. In UK he was
admitted to the bar, snd In 1st) wss
made s counselor of the supremo court
of the slate of New York- During lbs letter
part of the same year he aoltled In Auburn
snd becsmo associated with W, It Seward snd
Christopher Morgan la s law partnership. In
I'M he removed ui New York city, and reaumed
the practice of bis professloa Ha was sp
polnted In May, IU7, district Judge of the
United States tourt for the southern district of
New York, snd In Maria, I Hi. became an asso
ciate luatlce of tbe supreme court of tbe United
Stau-s Since IsS he was s trustee of Colum
bia college. For several years he published re
ruof i.s sclrcultcouruUUieUrjIud
How n Fortuno Fell to Ilia Do
Darken to the tale of how fortuue
fell lo tho widow of "United" lit tike
Tins outcome has slum li that "misted
was not radically had. Hut ho wns
wretchedly weak of "ill turejiv.t an
opportunity of having another drink
with the Isiys r Willi thu girls or
wllli iinylsMly or nolssly.
ill the days of his iiHtmlency, when
he wns a young and nely-inarrled
architect, ho was a buyer of drinks for
others. Walters in cafes vied with each
other In showing readiness to take his
orders. Ho was rated n Jolly gosl fel
low then. No ono would lime supposed
It destined that homo line night n leer
ing bnr-room wit should reply to his
whispered application fur a small loan
by pouring a half-glass of whisky upon
his head and saying:
"I hereby christen thee llustisl,' "
Thn title stuck, lllnke, through con
tlnueil Impccunloslty, ht all shame of
It In time: lost, too. Ids self-respect,
nnd his wife. Mrs. Wake, a gentle and
pretty little brunette, hud wedded hint
against tho will of her parents. Shu had
trusted, for his snfely, to the nllttrc
inenls of his future, uhleh evcrylsuly
said was bright, and (ohWlovo for her.
The jcarsof tearful nights, the plead
ings, the reproaches, the secsawof hopo
and despair, need not hero bo dwelt
upon. They would niiikii an old story
and some of tho iletnllsinlght lw shock
ing to the young person. They reached
a culmination onu dny when she said lo
"You lnvo drink lie iter than you luvc
me. I have done w Ith yui."
Sho wns a woman and tisik a woman's
view of the case.
When he came back to their moms
that night, neither she nor his two
weeks' old baby girl were there. Then
ho knew how much hu loved them nnd
how much he had underestimated his
She did not go In her parents Thero
was. n very musty prmerb that sho
knew would meet her on Ihelr thresh
old: "You mado your bed: iinwlloon
It." Her father was a man of imorlg
Inullty, henco ho would have put It In
Sheiroteiiinlovmelit in a photograph
gallery, whero she made heiself useful
by being ornumeiitiil, sitting Ivhlnd a
desk In the anti-room. I know not
what duties devolve upon the woman
who occupies that ixist lu tho average
photographer's sen Ice; whatever they
nre, she performed them, and with tho
wages received managed to caro for
herself ami child,
The next day ho mado a Herculean ef
fort In pull himself together, llooli
tallied a position us il lUghtsiuan from
One who had known him In his re
spectable period, niul ho went trem
blingly and sheepishly to call upon his
wife und child.
The consequence of his visit was a re
union, which endured fur two whole
weeks. At the cud of that time she cast
him off lu utter scorn.
How ho lived for the next two yenrs
ran bo known only to thoso whouic fa
miliar through experience with the ex
istence of peoplo who ask other peoplo
mi tu. street for a lew cents toivuni mo
price of a nig!.'.'- lodging, lly those
who knew him he wussuldto bo "no
good to hlm-elf or anyone else." Hu
acquired the raggedness, the Impu
dence, the phraseology of the vagabond
class, lie would bang on the edgo of u
party of men drinking together In front
of a bar on the slim chance of being
"counted In" when the question went
round, "whafll J oil have?'' Ho was
nernetuallv In-big impelled out of sa
loons at foot race speed by the olllclals
whoso function it Is in barrooms to
substitute un objecllonablo person's
room for his company.
One winter Sunday morning he slept
late upon a bench in a public square.
Awakened by an olllcer, he rose to go.
Hazy In head and stiff in joints he
slightly stnggerrd. He heard behind
him the cooing laugh of a child. Ho
looked around. It was himself that
had awakened the Infant's mirth or
that strange something which precedes
thu dawn of a sense of humor In chil
dren. The smiling halai was In a child's
carriage, which a plainly dressed wom
an was pushing. Ho looked nt the
woman. It was his wife, und thu pret
ty child was his own.
He walked mpi'lly from tho place,
and on the same day ho decided lo
leave the city lb' had herded with
vagrants of tho louring cluss. Tho
methods of free transportation by
means of freight trains and free living
by means of binary anil small thiev
ery in country tow ns wero no secret to
liltn. Ho trnlkid to tho suburbs und at
nlghtfull ho.bcriinil.lcil up tho side of li
coal ear in u'traii lowly moving west
Mrs. Illaku and the child lived In u
fair degree of comfort iihii the moth
er's wages, hut often the mother shud
dered at thought ..f what might happen
should she ever h'S'' her situation nt the
Consumption had Us hold on "llrtstnl"
Wake when lie ariived In thn mining
town ciillrd (let there City, lu Kansas,
one evening, tin thero City had not
gotten tlieru l yuud it single straggling
street of shanties, but It had iwqulml n
saloon, although liquor selling hail al
ready been forbidden In Kansas.
"lltisted" lllalie with ten tents In his
clothes, entered thu saloon aud asked
in an aUhmatlo volco for as much
whisk v as that s inn was good for.
Whllo awaiting response his eyes
turned toward the only other persons
In the saloon three burly, bearded
miners of the conventional hlg-hatted,
blg-bootod aud big-voiced type. Abovo
their heads and against the wall was
this sign, lettered roughly with char
coal under a crudely drawn death's
"Five thousand dollars will ha paid
by the underslned to tho wldo w of the
sneaking hound that Informs on this
saloon. This l no meer uiuir,
Illake, after a brief coughing fit,
looked un at the man behind tho bar a
great, thick-necked fellow, wUha,in
of authority and yet with a certain
bluff honesty expressed about his eyes
and lips. This mau, whose air of pro
prietorship convinced lllako that he
could bo none other than 1'. Olbhs, had
first looked suecrliigly at the ten cents,
but had shown some small sign of pity
upon hearing the ominous cough of the
attenuated vagrant. Ho set forth a
bottle aud glass.
"Help ycrself," said 1'. (llbbs. While
lllako was doing so, Mr, (llbbs went on:
'Had cough o' yourn. " mightn't
guess it, but that sanio cough runs in
,n- ft 4w- off s. brother, but It
Here was a bond of sympathy be
tween tho big law-defying saloonkeep
er and tha frail toper from the east.
"llusted" Illake drained his glass and
presently coughed again. 1'. (llbbs
again set forth the bottle and this time
he drank with Illake. Ileforo long, by
dint of repeated fits of coughing, on tho
part of Illake, tho sympathy of 1'. (llbbs
wus so worked upon that he Invited tho
three miners lu the saloon to join him
and tho stranger.
lllako slept 111 a corner of the saloon
that night. Ho left thero the next
morning, a curious expression of reso
lution on his face.
During thn next thrco weeks he was
now und then alluded to lu 1'. (llhbs'
saloon as tho "coughing stranger,"
In tho middle of the third week, at
nine o'clock In tho evening, when tho
lamps lu 1'. (llhbs' saloon wore exert
ing their smallest degree of dimness,
nnd the bar was doing n gissl business,
the door opened and in staggered
"llusted" Illake. Ills staggering on
this occasion wns manifestly not due to
drink. Ills fnco had tho hideous con
cavities of a starved man and the un
certainty of his gait was tho token of a
raortnl feebleness. Ills emaciation was
painful to behold. Ills eyes glowed like
'Ihe crowd of miners lookeil at him
with surprtso as he entered.
"Tho coughing stranger!" cried one.
"Tho coflln stranger, you mean," said
"llusted" lllako lurched over to the
bar. Ills eyes met thoso of 1'. (llbbs on
tho other stile, anil the latter readied
for a whisky bottle,
lllako fumbled 111 his pocket and
brought forth a plcco of soiled paper,
which ho laid on thu bar under the
glance of I, (llbbs.
"Keep thatl" said Illake, In a husky '
voice, whose service ho compelled with
much effort. "Aud kcepyour word, too.
That's where you'll Hud her."
1', (llhbs picked up tho paper.
"What do you mean?" ho asked,
"That woman's naiuo therel It's the
namo (if my widow; thu address, too,
of a photograph man who will tell you
whero sho is. Oct tho money to her
quick, before tho governor comes, down
on you with tho troop to close you up.
And don't let her know how It comes
abuuL l'lck out a man to take It to
her, let lilm pay his expenses nut of It
a man you can trust and mnko him
tell her 1 made it somehow, mining or
something, so she'll tako It. You
1'. (llhbs, who had listened with In
creasing amazement, opened wide his
eyes and drew his revolver. He spoko
111 a strangely low, repressed voice:
"Stranger, do you mean lo say"
"Yes, that's It," shrieked "Hutted"
Illake, turning toward the crowd of in
tensely Interested on-lookers. "And I
call on all of you hero to witness, and
to hold him to his word. That's no
mere bluff, ho says, In Ids notice there,
and I'm the sneaking hound that In
formed. My widow's entitled to his
five thousand dollars. I did It In To-
peka, and for proof see, this newtpa
perl" 1', (llbbs fired a shot from his revol
ver through thn newspaper that Illake
pulled from beuenth his shirt Then
tho saloon-keeper brought Ids weapon
on a level with lllakc'a face,
"It's good your boots Is on!" said 1'.
Hut he did not lire, lllako stood
perfectly still, awaiting tho shot, and
So tho two remained for some mo
ments, until lllako suddenly sauk to
the flour, quite exhausted. He died
within a half-hour, on tho saloon floor,
his head resting lu tho palm of 1',
(llbbs, who knelt by hit sldo und tried
to revive hiin.
At the next dawn u man whom they
called Illg Andy started east; and tho
piece of paper that lllako had handed to
1'. (llbbs wus not ull that he took with
him. Thu United States marshal ar
rived and duly closed (llbbs' saloon,
which reopened very shortly afterward,
minus the llvo thousand Hollar oiler.
And Illg Andy found tho widow of
"llusted" lllake.towhomhe told a bit of
fiction, In accounting for tho legacy
conveyed by him to her, that would
have Imposed upon the most Incredulous
legatee. When she had recovered front
the surprise of Uncling herself mid her
child provided with the means of sur
viving the Hisslblei lossof her situation,
she forgave thelatu "llusted," and there
was a How of tears unusual to a board
lug houso parlor and unnerving to Illg
Presently she asked Andy whether ho
knew what her husbund's last words
"Yep," said Andy, "I heard 'in plain
nnd clear. I'etn (llbbs, tho other ex
ocutorof the will, you know I'ute says:
It's all right, partner; mo un' Andy
will sun to H,' and then your husband
says: Thank (lawd, I'vo been some
good to her an' tho child, at last,' "
Which account was entirely correct.
When Illg Andy had returned to (lot
there City nnd related how he hud per
formed his mission, lie added:
"I'd been such a lovely liar all through,
it's a shams I had to go an' spoil the
story by puttln' In soma truth at the
They put up a wooden grave mark
where Illake was burled, and after his
name they cut In the wood this testimo
nial: . "A tenderfoot that was some good to
hta folks at last" It. N. Stephens, lu
A great deal of meanness masque
rades lu all parts of tha land under tho
DWna of prudence. Hain't Horn.
Highest of all In Leavening Power.
MOHLER' JUNE REPORT.
Crops Improved Considerably Chinch
Hugs rienllfiil lu Kestorn Kansas.
Toikka, Kan., July 8. Secretary
Mohler, of the state board of agricult
ure, has Issued tho following crop ro
isirt for dune:
The agricultural conditions In s gsnersl wsy,
ss reports from correspondents of this bosrd
show, have been improved considerably
throughout the state during the month of June.
In the central snd western seotlons Improve
ment came, however, only In the last week of
the month, abundant rains having fallen In the
central snd many of the western counties of
There la no Improvement In the probable final
outcome of the wheal crop. In nearly all Ihe
eastern, and especially In southeastern coun
ties where Ihe prospects have liecn l-est, the
wheat Is reported damaged In quality by rust
snd chtnch bugs snd In some places by esces
stve rains In the enstern bell, Atchison, Jef
ferson, Coffey, f,lnn snd Mtamt oountlea re
port more or less damage In quality.
In the central and western belts It Is reported
only medium tn quality, Whether thn Inferior
quality of wheat will reduce tho estimate of
total product of Iho state as reported cannot bo
knowu until s considerable portion of Ihe crop
has been tlireahod.
(kits, bsrtey and flag In the eastern belt sre
reported lu good condition. In the central and
western belt, for Iho most part they srn In poor
condition, (Irasses of all kinds and all forage
crops hare shown msrked Improvement In the
western half of the slate la tho last week of
June In the eastern half all theso crops sre
reported In good condition.
Potatoes promise good yield snd good quel.
nummary of crop condition for the atstei
The condition of oata compered withsvorsge
la tt iter rent, barley ftl, brontacorn 73, castor
beans M, flat W, millet rt.cluver 73, timothy
n, blue grass si, alfalis 79, prslrle grsss as,
sorghum 7;', potatoes 77, apples S3, peaches 4S,
Chinch bugs sro reported plentiful In nearly
alt portions of tho eastern half wf the state. In
many counties the whoel crop hseheen serious
ly shortened by thorn. Since Ibo wheat haa
liecn harvested the bugs have gone Into the ad
Jaienl fields of coru Whether much or little
damago w III be done to oorn snd other crops de
penns on the rainfall. With plenty of rainfall
probably but little damage will be done.
In all Ihecounllea of the eastern division of
the stats ratna sre reported shundant, In aome
escesslve. In the central division s plsntlful
supply of rain came tbe last weok In June, also,
In a general wsy, In the western division, snd
If conditions from this on continue fsvorsbls,
corn, potatoes and forage eropa of all kinds
will be sbundanl tn all portions of tbe stele
snd wllh the largely Increased sres plsnled to
corn In districts where wheat fatted the state
will la s large part mako up for Ihe abort wheat
THE JEI1ICO DANK SWINDLE.
The Cashier llelrs.ert on lloml of 000,000
-Men Win. Claimed lo lls.e Deposits
III. covered to Hale Overdrawn Their
Nkvaiia, Mo., duly H. l'lirthor fuels
lu tho llartly bank matter at Jerlco
have lieen obtained. Cashier William
llrahear was released from Jail on fSV
000 bond after his second arrest. It ap.
ticar that the cashier wus both cure
less und criminal, When tho safe was
forced open f I, (00 In cash was found,
together with a lurgo number of worth
less notes. Muny accounts also had
been overdrawn, some of thorn 111 con
siderable amounts. The day befora
thu trouble came up llrashear look f.'OO
of tho bunks money to Stockton.
Several men who claim to havo
considerable sums on deposit In the
bank, thu bank liooka showed, nail
largely overdraw their accounts. One
man said hu hud suvural hundred lni
lars lu tho hank and was very Indig
nant, but thu books disclosed tho fact
that lie had overdrawn ills account
ti.M. Tills is but ouo Instance of tiiiiny
of thn sumo sort All thu money de
posited with the bank correspondents
wus draw n In lust prior to tliu reported
robbery, and In udilltloii to that every
dollar duo the bank that eould 1st col
tected uud ull tho money that could hu
borrowed hud been obtained, The
preliminary evaiiilniitlou of the cashier
uud assistiint cumit oil at hriM-uiou
llsclU'iiieut runs high at .lerlco, und
talk of lynching Is freely indulged lu.
'I ho Christian Ijiilenviircrs.
Mostiikm., .Inly B. -At HioM'KsIoiinf
Christian llndeavorers I'lesldeut Clark
delivered his mutual address, All the
li o'elock prayer meetings wi-ni well at
tended, lu thu tent licr. Dr. Minnies,
of St. Louis, presided. All oh-ii meet
lug was conducted on thoSutiiluy even
ing service by llev. J. A. lloiithaler, of
Indianapolis, llev. K V. Karmiirhnr,
an Luileavorcr from llombay, rend u
paper, "A Yolee 1'roui India," ilclull
Ing Christian Ihulcnior work In that
eouiilry. Coiiiinllteo conferences were
held in the city churches. Sun l-'ritii-Cisco
was chosen ns thu city In which
to hold thu Christian Ihuleavor conven
tion of ISU5.
The President's Sickness.
Omaha, Nub., .Inly H. Tho sudden
departiliu (if Mrs. W. 11. Hoyl, of He
ntrico, for llii.anl's Hay to sea her
brother, President Cleveland, lias
moused fears Hint his Illness is moru
serious thuu is admitted by his physic
ians. Mrs. Hoyt had just returned
homo uud had no Intention of going
east until slm wus called by u dispatch
from Mrs. Cleveland. A telegram from
1 hazard's Hay says thero Is nothing
Washington, July b. Yho piesl
dent's friends and such of hlscuhluel
officers us aro lu tho city, do not believe
that there Is anything serious In tho
reported Indisposition of thu president.
Choctaw Prisoners Iteprlovrd.
Wii.utiiiroN, I. '1'., July N. Till was
tho duy set for tho legal shooting at
this placu of Simon Wade und four oth
er Choctaws convicted of murder In thu
Choctaw district court, but owing to In
terference of thu Inturlor department
they havo been reprieved for thirty days.
Tho Choctaw laws havo no provision
for icllxliig the ditto of tho death sen
tence after the day hot has passed and
It Is extremely doubtful If It cull bo
dono under the orders received by Gov,
Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
tlODKIlit WOODMEN or A1KRIOA.
t'sinp Mo. 1st) Modern Woodmen or Amerl
cs mestte the seoond and fourth Krldsy
evenings ol each month In K. of p. hall.
Visiting brethren welcome, J, D. Sweeney,
V. o. r. J. Murphy, Ulera.
rUATKUNAL AID AMOOIATIOH.
Oreecent Council, Un. 10, r. A, A. Meet
Ihe first and third Monday nurhu of each
month In K.ofP. hall. w. O. dimmers.
prosldont; It I, woods, secretary.
(IBAK1) AU1IV or TUB ItKrUIlLIO.
Abllonn Post No. M-Uoell st tha Odd
rellows Hall, second and Ith Monday even,
lurs of each month. All comrades are In
vllud to ineot with us. o. b. Moore, v. O.I
W. s, Anderson, Adjutant, Je3S.ly
Wonian'illellof Corps, No. M-Meets slier,
nsto Wudiiesdsrsfternoonsst 1:80 o'olooktn
It, of P. hall Mra. O.J. Peters, president;
sirs. Mary K, l'oul, secretary.
knights or prrniAB.
Damon lodge No. eMeeu every Wednes
day evening. In the Knlghleof I'ytblsshalt
visiting brothers oordlally Invited. J. 11.
eonoy, 3. C; Lhas. MoKlhaucjr, K. or
Ablleno tads-o. No. n-Meets every Thurs
ay owning in thn Knights ol Pythias hall
W. I .Hrntirook, M, W.i lilchsrd Waring,
I. O. 0. r,
Weslern Homo Lodge. I. O. O. ., No. te
ll note uvery Tuesday evening In Odd yellows'
nail, Ofllcors! Noble Orsnd, Unas. W. Tar
ker: Secretary, r-.A.Hiullh, Visiting brethren
Cyrrt Chsptsr, No. at, 11. A, M.-MeeU ta Us--cslchsll
en the ecmnd and fourth rrldayset
eaoh month. Itlrhard Waring II, p, J,
m. nv.tv Dis,uirf.
O.E.a. Abilene Ulmpterlll, meets In the
fttn.nnlolinllon llieflrsteiid thlnl Ttie.ilav
evenings nfencli month. Mrs. llulli Spsngler
',.'. am, tun. .ui, iu. r, niNire, eeore.
IUILWAY TIME TABLES,
u. r. n. u,
so 7 l.tnitted Kiprvsi
o.s Limited eiprres,..,
.o. It Ixioal rrelght
,...1 W a.m.
, .11:10 s.ra
,...1:38 a. m.
... Jiio p.m.
e. is nioos rreigas....
'Dally exoest Monday, all
A..T. xa. r. n.n.
rai Sanger dally ......
- t-.ll a. m,
.11 M p.m.
.,9. fit p. m,
, B:30s. n.
'rslght ... lilt p.m.
u.ianurjg v ABUsae.
P.t.enger.. .. v:2i)p. m,
soeommodslton ...11:10 a. m.
All finals ru trains dslly sxoept Uundsy,
HOOK 1BI.AND II. H.
N0.77-M.ll snd liprtM
No.U Eipreu -.....
No. 9d Kipresl
10: a, re.
,.. fi:4'Jp. m,
.. 18.01 p. m,
,. .. Mitts. m.
. .... A:oS p.sa.
1'as.snrer Irstna ran d.ltr.
VIIBBOOlt! PACiriO-AT nKltlNOTON.
fsssoDger, No. 101 t:ssi.n),
Thronghr'rclaht.No.lit .. joins, m.
Through rrslght. No. git t:a,n.
ra.lsnger, No.103 10lUs.ru,
tfay rrslgtit, No. lit 1:49 a.m.
BTAMBAUOH - HTTBD,
T. E. DEWEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW-
omen over Ablhno. National Ilsnk.
AIJ1LKNE. - - KANSAS.
S. STEELSMITH, M. D.,
SirgBOD, Gynecologist and Gcnlist.
Practlott Umttod to Burgery, Surgical
dlseateo-Dloeaaes of Woman and Dis
eases cf tho Eve. ..
3p-tos ABILENE KAB.
LITTLE & HARDESTY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
ITT Office urstalrs, Abilene Na
tional Dank Ilulkllnt'.
Tim uliloit tiiictlimeiT tn IMclc.nnot. county.
flttUliictlnn KtinruritiM'il nnd terum rcntona.
1 u, Will cry Hulut HMywluro, .'arm ntlns
i peclalt)'. Hopo. Kansas, Wtf
ABHAM B. STONER,
Will oi y niiler. In Dickinson nnl anrrnuml
Ir-if Loimllcriftt uuioimMa mtua. Hntlifuo.
Hon KUKr-iiteuU, ruMtufttca rutdrtjM AbU
lttili.oncu- Unction SI (Jtiborer township.
I0nitlmlua north of Abilene.
AnapiMilntment UmiIc will be nt Title A
Fluhm'a.Ktoro, AMlene, wlioro da tea cum be
GENERAL BAMG BUSINESS
(lives special attention to Collec
tions, liuyH nnd Bolls Forelgi
and Domeatlo Kicliauge
NogotlatOB Mortgago Loans
All business promptly atteaitd to.
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