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Vol. XXVIIl No. 36. KINSLEYy EDWARDS COUNTY. 1KANS AS, JULY 29, 1904. . . J- M- Lewis Jr
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Wreck of Santa Fe train No. 6, five miles west of Kinsley, Saturday, July 23, 1904. The group
on top of the second car is where the body of Express Messenger Sewell was hoisted through the
side of the ear. Photographed by B J. Young, Kinsley, Kans.
A DISASTROUS WRECK.
Train No. 6, Running at a High Rate
of Speed, Wrecked by Spread-
ing Rails. i
The most disastrous railway wreck
which has ever occurred in this vicin
ity took place five miles west of this
city last Saturday morning about
nine o'clock. The eastbound passen
ger train, No. 6, running at a high
rate of speed." went into the ditch' at
the 6ain.e place where a freight wreck
occurred last year in which hundreds
of sheep were killed. Last Saturday
there was the usual gathering at the
station to meet No. 6. She was re
ported on time. A little later the op
erator reported that she passed Otfer
le six minutes late.. The minutes slip
ped by and she failed to show up.
Charlie Herrmann climbed to the top
of a freight train standing by the de
pot and reported that she was wreck
ed as he could see a high point at
each end of the train and a low place
in the middle. This passed as a joke
for the distance was too great to tell
what had happened. A little later
the report came that she was in the
ditch aud , Conductor Hyde, of the
short line freight, was ordered to the
scene with his engine. Dr. Welsh, of
Hutchinson, and Dr. DeTar, of this
city, were at the station and; together
with representatives of the loca pa
pers boarded the engine aud started
west. A little beyond the stock yards
Clarence Paulin was met with a mes
sage stating that one man was killed
and another hurt. The engine was
run back to the yards and the w-y-
car picked up and
agHTin the parly i
etaited for the scene of the disaster.
very ijuiukij iuuuu tunt iuc a
nothing for them to do. Express
Messenger J. F. .Sewell. of Kansas
City, had been inatuntly killed in the
door of his car. The car had turned
on its side and caught his liend under
the edge of the door, crushing it to a
pulp and causing instant death. In
quiry of passengers and crew.showed
that while many had slight bruises
.and scratches, no vwt else was seri
ously injured. Engineer Hu ntington
stated that the first intimation he had
had of trouble was when the drivers
of his eDgine went off of the rails. He
shut off steam and applied the brakes
and then hung on for his life as the
engine was hard to ride. Fireman
Wernett said that ho first felt the
drivers strike the rails and jumped
back into the coal iu-the tender where
he bounced around, unable to regain
his feet until the engine stopped. The
guide wheels and trailers of the engine
kept the rails and prevented it from
turning over. Back of the engine was
a gp of about 400 feet to the first
car. The mail car and two baggage
and express cars were lying on their
sides in the. ditch." The smoker, the
chair car and two Pullmans were
ALL STYLES ,v
- FOR SALS BY ' f !
Edwurds, Noble & Qo.
standing upright in the ditch with the
'exception of the last car which had
j three wheels of the last truck still on
; Che rails. The trucks were all strip
ped otf of the first four cars and the
front of the chair car, and were piled
up under and to the side of the smoker.
The ffrst two cars had slid along the
rails two car lengths before overturn
icg. Conductor Baxter, who was in
charge of the train, was found assist
ing in removing the body of Sewell
from under the wreck. He stated that
he was in the rear Pullman when the
wreck occurred and could not tell the
cause. He thought the train must
have been running about 45 miles an
hour. From the hind end of the train
the track was almost wholly destroy
ed. There were a few places where
the ties were still holding but most of
the distance the rails were loose and I
bent and the ties simply broken into
small pieces and the surface of the
road bed destroyed. After viewing
the wreck one could but marvel that
the loss of life and damage to proper
ty was so. slight. The passengers on
the train evidently felt the same way
for after looking over the wreck they
prepared the following resolution as
expressing their gratitude to the men
on the engine who had stood at their
posts until all danger was over, and
sent it to this paper for publication:
We, the passengers on A. T. & S.
F. train No. 6, wreeked between
Dodge City and Kinsley. Kan., at J)
o'clock a. ra., July 23, 1904, desire to
express our gratitude and apprecia
tion of the heroism displayed by En
gineer Frank Huntington and Fire
man T. S. Wernett in, remaining at
their postu of duty, theivbv prevent
ing a ITWkl'L. wu1i til j.u t.ia i.ti ftllht Wa
.. mrw.! t. t.h uniform i.iiirLt4V
j0f Hn employes on traiin.
this city on Mr. Hyde's car and taken
to the undertaking rooms of Edwards.
Noble & Co. am) prepared for ship
ment bom. Suiwintendent Avers
arrived on a special from th east
about noon and another train citme
from the west, both bringing all
available track men. and the work of
laying a track around the wreck whs
begun at once and finished about mid
night when regular traffic was resum
ed. Passengers from the wrecked
traiu were forwarded by the main line
by the main line local which turned
around at this place, barked down to
the wreck and took them on. The engi
neer and u rem an or tne wrectcel train
thought the accident was caused by
spreading rails. A report has reach
ed this office, which has not been veri
fied, that a man who had bee'i driving
along ihroad near the passing traiu
bad stmed that a brake e4ni was
dragging on one of the forward car
and rtiat this bad caused the disaster.
The investigation may determine the
An Unusual Sight.
Last Thursday evening about 9
o'clock, soon after the heavy rain, a
novel and unusual sight might have
been observed in the south part of
town. About half a dozen of the
young ladies of the society crowd
were seen racing down through the
middle of the streets splashing the
water tn all directions. They eemed
to have on white stockings -and no
shoes and were having great fun.
Millinery Business Sold.
Mrs. Minnie Heggy Clarit has sold
her millinery business to Mrs. M. J.
Shangbnessy, of South Dakota, but
more recently from Great Bend. Mrs.
Shaughnessy will take immediate pos
session and in addition to continuing
the millinery business will ' do dress
making. She uses the United. States
French Taylor system and has a di
ploma to show, that she is competent
Christian Endeavor Social.
The Christian Endeavor social on
the lawn and in the Congregational
church last Friday evening was a de
cided success. Tables were spread
under the trees and in the church eo
that all might be pleased in location.
The young ladies of the society
donned aprons and served the guests
with neatness and dispatch. The
cream, ices and cake were unusually
good and the guests did full justice toJ
the hospitality of the society. Owing
to the heavy rains of the night before
the ground was damp and the weather
cool, so that many preferred the
building to out of-doors, but this did
not in any way interfere with the en
joyment of the occusion. The finan
cial results were entirely satisfactory,
and we may sooi expect a goodly ad-
dition to the already very complete
library of the society.
Full Supply of Teachers.
The telection and distribution of
teacher for the coming year, for this
city, has finally been cdtnpleted. Pro
fessor Baugher will take charge of
the high t-cliool and will be assisted
by J. Q. Tefft, of Emporia, who will
also take the manual training depart
ment. These gentlemen will also take
a part of the work of the seveuth and
eighth grad.'s, which will be under thj
supervision of Miss Daisy Lilly, of
Emporia. Miss McMicbael will have
the primary room. These are all on
the South Side. On the North Side,
Miss Grace Williams will have the
fifth aud sixth grade. Miss Kittie
Blanchard the third and fourth and
Mrs. Angus the primary department.
Profited by the Wreck.
One of the cur'ous incidents con
nected with la.-l Saturday's wreek whs
that .Mrs. H. C. Scarborough, who
spent about a year in th s place ?oni
time ago", was a passenger on the
train, bound for Hoxton, Mass. She
' had lieen doping to -ee oire of her
Kiusley friends when the traiu stopped
at this ScHtion. bui. had not for a mo
ment figured on Proyidenw taking a
hand and giving her an opportunity
to make calls all over town, hut that
was what happened. After the wreck
she took stock and found that she was
all there, and so 4e promptly climbed
off and boarded a passing vehicle and
whs in Kinsley by ten o'clock. She
visited around among her old friends
until about two p. m. and then con
tinued her eastward journey. She is
looking extremely we'.l and it was a
great pleasure to her old friends to
see her agaiu.
Reception for the Mother s Jewels.
The Woman's Home Misiouary So
ciety gave a reception for the ".Moth
er's Jewel V and their mothers at the
Methodist Episcopal parsonage Wed
nesday evening from ft to 8. - Ice cream
and cake were served. We 'have
twenty-six ''Jewel":. in Kinsley and
we are in hopes that, we may add ss
many more during the year. - Any
child from babyhood to ten years old
can join the Jewels" by paying in
ten cents, a year. This money goes
towards supporting the motherless
children at the Jewels" home, at
York, Nebraska. We shall be glad
to add more names to our .list and
any mother wishing her little one to
become a "Jewel" will please hand
the name to the president or secre
tary of the Woman's Home Mission
ary Society. MBS. DAN FlSHKR,
Secretary W. H. M. S.
c i J O Notice.
. All parties desiring to pay for stock
in Um lid ward County Co -Operative
Association can doo at the National
Bank of Kinsley' as the treasurer.
Mr. Smith, will be out of town for the
, Drive Them Out.
Miley Hawkins, Ed Donavan, Hen-
J ry Lunz, Sam Hackett and Joe Pixley
came over irom lieipre Wednesday
nlghfi and delivered over to the deputy
sheriff "two women and a man whom
they charged with disturbing the
peace of the citizens of Belpre. There
seemed; to be no particular evidence
on which to hold the man and be was
turned loose. ' The two women were
held until a warrant could be prepar
ed and were then arraigned in Justice
Snow's court where they were each
fined ten dollars and costs, a total of
$19 50 each. , They claimed not to
have .the money and were lodged in
the woman's ward in the jail. Later
two men appeared, paid the fines and
the party left town. Gangs of dis
solute men and women are driving
about the country aud corrupting the
morals of rural communities where
there are no local officers to take the
matter in hand, and thejbusiness men
of Belpre have set a good example in
taking the matter into their own hands
and ridding themselves of these pe-ts
A few doses like this will teach these
leeches that Edwards county is not the
place for them to pjy their trade. We
believe the men in every community in
this county have sufficient respect for
their wives, sisters, and sweet-hearts
to see to it that the highways of our
county are cleared of this sort of cat
tle that those whom we love can pass
along our streets and roads without
danger of being insulted by the pres
ence of such people. The residents of
Belpre should straightway organize a
citizens ance that there may be in
their midst an organized body of men
and women who will make it their
business to see that a higher moral
tone is maintained in the community
than has prevailed in the past. The
material prosperity of a community
cannot long survive the blight thau
follows in the wake of those who
wreck its morals. Organize and have
a house cleaning.
Water Treatment for Rheumatism.
Mayor M. Scbnatterly expects to go
to Gueda Springs, Kans., the first of
next week to take the water treatment
for his rheumatism. He "will be ac
companied by his daughter. Miss
Eva. Mr. Schnatterly has been im
proving slowly the past few days and
was at the" store for a short time yes
terday, but his condition is such that
a trip to the springs is deemed indis
Mrs. Grlnstead to Lecture.
Mrs. Minnie Johnson Griostead will
lecture Friday evening. August 5, at 8
o'clock, at the Methodift church, ou
the subject, Aod Who Cares?"' Ad
mission 15 cents for ad alts and 10
cents for children... Mrs. Grinstead is
too well known to need any introduc
tion to the Kinsley people.
Co-Operative Store Has Opened.
The A. Hottewitz store has been
closed all this week while the stock
bus been invoiced and transferred to
the co-operative company. The latter
have thrown open the doors of the new
concern and invite the public to call
attd see them.
Worth of Hair Brushes, Tooth
Brushes and Cloth Brushes. We
bought a complete line of drummers'
samples. They are cheap. Come and
see them. - DETar & Donnkix.
Officers Elected. -
The Edwards County Co-Operative
Association held its annual meeting
Wednesday. All officers were re
elected except- Mr. Malmquist, who
resigned and Mr. Nick Schmidt was
selected for the vacancy.
Notice. ' "
Leave your laundry at Keener'-.
Collection Monday and Thursday.
Returned Thursday and Saturday.
Suits cleaned and pressed.
C. J. Rentz.
We are now ready to board and
lodge those who wish, at the Kinsley
House. Call and see us at T. A.
City Heat Met !
Dw Q. MARTIN, ffriw tatw.
Fresh and Salt Meats .
- Fish on Fridays
Oysters in Season -Cash
Paid For Hides
To the Sixty Persons making the Largest Total of Cash
Purchases during the month of August will
be given the following
1. Adjustable Lawn Hammock Holder and Hammock,
retail price $9.00
2. Padded Leather Family Bible, retail price $6.00
3. Ten Volume Set of Dickens, retail price $4i00
4. Medallion (18 in. x 24 in.), retail price $2i50
5. Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, retail price..$,75
6. Accordion, retail price $1.50
7. Medallion (8 in. x 15 in.), retail price $1.25
8. Ivory-handled Pocket Knife, retail price ...$1.00
9. Alarm Clock, retail price 75c
10. Glass Water Set, retail price 55c
11. Coffee Mill, retail price 45c
12. White Enameled Frame Mirror, retail price. . . . . -30c
13. Purse, retail price 25c
14. Lamp Chimney Stove, retail price 20c
15 to 25. Fan, retail price 5c
25 to 40. Handkerchiefs, retail price IOC
40 to 60. Toilet Soap, retail price 5C
A ticket will be given for each cash purchase. At
the end of the month the person having made the largest
amount of cash purchases as shown by the tickets in his
or her possession will be awarded the first premium, the
one having made the next largest amount, the second pre
Purchases may be made from either store.
Remember a total of Sixty Premiums is offered.
Your chance is good.
We have the things you need anyhow. Our stocks
are larger than ever before and our prices are right. '
We still have a nice assortment to select from
and during July and August we will make a
price that will induce you to purchase if you
care to use one. .
Use 4Cow Ease" on your milch cows and
save feed, and also do a humane act to the
dumb brute; we guarantee the flies will not stay
around the stables or on the cows and horses
when sprayed with "Cow Kase."
Our wall paper stock will be closed out on a
very small margin of profit. Paint your house
now with New Era Paint the pure paint.
Prescriptions accurately filled at all times.
CHAS. A. MOStiER Sc CO.,
C. E. Bailey
; ; . PHYSICIAN .
in OFFICE OX SIXTH STREET
JJJ OPPOSITE MARSH A BIDWELL jjj
POST OFFICE BLOCK KINSLEY. KANS.
The Kinsley Automatic Tele
phone Co. is now connected over
its toll line with- Lewis, Belpre,
Offerle, Tatum Ranch, Fells
burg, St. John, Maclcsrille,
Stafford, Hutchinson, Wichita,
Newton, Pratt, Kingman and all
intermediate points. For long
distance line call No. 10, two
rings, or go to Central in room
in rear of post office.
to do the work. V ;
nex week. '" ..