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Notice to Contractors.
The plans and specifications for the
new Normal School building to be built
at Edmond, Oklahoma, are on exhibition
at the following places: President's
office. Normal School building, Edmond.
Oklahoma; Territorial Treasurer C. E.
Rambo's office, Guthrie, Oklahoma; office
of the secretary of the boafd, E. B. Ran
kin, No. 215 Ryan building, Oklahoma
The. board of education will meet on
August 21, 1603, at 2 p. m., to open bids.
Bids of contractors should be filed with
L. W. Baxter, Guthrie, Oklahoma, presi
dent of the board of education, on or be
fore August 30, 1903.
The board reserves the right of reject
ing any or all bids. 59-sun-it
Big reductions in prices on our photos
July and August. Baldwin Phctc, US S.
Douglas avenue. 4S-Tu-F-SU-24t
Piano tuning, S2.50. Eberhart & Hay3.
Phone 9 SI. 145-eod-tf
Special cut prices on photos at Potten
ger's Photo Parlors, 106 E. Douglas. This
.-will last CO days. Every sitting will have
my personal attention. S-6t
Persons desiring free homes in the
famous farming section of Oklahoma
are requested to call at my office, at
W7 South Main, for further information.
WESTERN COLONIZATION CO.
Attend Wichita Business College and
Shorthand Institute. It Is open always
to persons of both sexes. Fazel, Adams,
Hibarger and FVice, 314-11G North Mar
ket street, Wichita, Kansas. 67-tf
First class pictures at reduced prices
July and August at Baldwin's Gallery, 11S
E. Douglas avenue. 4S-Tu-F-Su-2it
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup.
Has been used for over FIFTY YEARS
by MILLIONS' OF -MOTHERS for their
CHILDREN WHILE TEETHING, with
PERFECT SUCCESS. IT SOOTHES the
CHILD, SOFJTENS the GUMS, ALLAYn
Ell PAIN, CURES WIND COLIC and la
the oest remedy for DIARRHOEA Sold
by druggists in every part of the world.
Be suro and ask for "Mrs. Winslow's
Eoothlng Syrup" and take no other kind.
Twenty-five cents a bottle.
No Typhoid in Crystal Water.
Call up The Holland Yeast Co. Phones
new 1221, old 91S. "Hard Water Kills."
We guarantee every picture turned out
of our gallery or your change back. But
cut in prices for 60 days on our best work.
Pottenger's Studio, 106 E. Douglas Ave.
Ex-United States soldiers who have
not used their homestead right are re
quested to call at my office for infor
mation greatly to their benefit.
WESTERN COLONIZATION CO.
Now is the time to get cheap pictures,
10 to 40 per cent off on all first class work.
Fred Baldwin, Leading Photo.
Bids will bo received at the office of the
county clerk of Sedgwick county, Kan
Eas, until 2 o'clock p. m., Monday, August
31, 1903, for coal to be furnished said
county for a period of one year from
September 1, 1903, as follows:
For county poor farm, soft lump coal
and slack on scales.
For poor, soft lump coal delivered in
side city limits.
For jail, soft lump coal and slack, de
livered. Commissioners reserve the right to re
ject any or all bids.
J. M. CHAIN, County Clerk.
By order of the Board of County Com
For 60 days we will make great reduc
tion in prices on our best work. Potten
ger. Photographer. I will give every sit
ting my personal attention. 7S-fit
COMING LOCAL EVENTS.
Regular meeting or board of directors
of Wichita hospital Tuesday morning at
B:30. Full attendance desired.
Caroline Harrison circle will meet In
regular session this afternoon at 2:30 in
A. O. TJ. W. hall, 155 South Main street.
There will be a meeting of the directors
of the Central W. C. T. U. at northeast
room of court house t S o'clock, Tues
day, August IS.
There will be a regular meeting of
Imperial Leaf Chapter No. 5. I. O. O. F.
Tucsdny evening. August 17, 1903. Con
ferring of degrees.
The Ladies AM Sostety of the South
Lawrence Christian church will serve re
freshments at the Hamilton park band
concert on Wednesday evening.
The I. a O. F. Grand Lodge committee
will meet this evening at S o'clock at the
hall of No. S3. All of the various com
mittees aro requested to be present.
The young people of the South Law
rence Christian church will give a
"chicken fry" tonight at xhhe home of
Rev. McLnin. 1314 South Emporia ave
nue. Everybody is cordially invited.
The Christian Endeavor society of the
Reformed church wJl! giv-e a trolly ride
this evening. Met at the church, corner
of Lewis and Topeka, at 7:45. Friends
of the society aro invited. By order of
Don't forget the social to be given
on J. F. Mllhanbt's lawn. lf 'Sou.h
Water tonight. The proceeds are to be
given to an unfortunate member of Sun
flower lodge No. 4 of Knishis of ttu
Maccabees of Kansas City, Kan. There
will be a good program and lee cream
will bo served.
Don t expect to cure an eruption on the
face by external applications only, a ht
footh bath, containing washing soda, will
often cure this trouble.
Don't be afraid of using a little rice
powdr on the face, neck and arms if
uhle4 -ariyrprickiy heat.
Mob Seeking to Lynch Pris
oners Put to Rout.
HARDEN DEFENDS HiMSELF
Crowd Returns Home vith One
Fredonia, Kan., Aug. 17. The Fredonia
Citizen fives the following account of
an exxciting scene which transpired with
in its borders last week:
A crowd of men, presumably from Ne
odesha and-Talleyrand-tps. in the neigh
borhood where the Hardens killed Chas.
Conner a. few weeks ago, came to Fredo
nia on horseback and in a couple of
wagons, with the Intention of talcing Jack
and W. K. Harden from the county jail
and hanging them. As near as can be
judged from the various estimates there
were 50 or GO I n the party. They went
straight to the jail, surrounding it and
placing sentinels or guards to all the 'ap
proaches. The lail consists of three rooms
in a row, two of which are cells, separated
by a grating or iron door. The other is a
guard room, and in the west end of this
room is the only door admitting one to
the building. The prisoners were In the
cell at the east end of the Jail, and the
iron bars between their cell and the mid
dle room was up and locked. Two guards.
Wm. Mayes and Alex Forgey, were in the
other room at the time the men rode up.
The outer door, which is simply a rough
pine door with strap hinges, was locked
on the inside. The party who were after
the Hardens, finding the door locked, got
a piece of timber, and a number of them
taking hold, surged against the door three
or four times, and battered it down, and
in they went. Just before they got the
door open, Mayes, seeing that he and
Forgey would be oerpowered, handed his
revolver to one of the prisoners and told
him to defend himself. As soon as an
entrance was effected, the guards were
told to throw up their hands, which they
did. Mayes tried to tell them not to go
any further or they would be hurt, but
the warning was unheard or xmheeded.
In they pressed, demanding the keys, but
Mayes had taken the precaution to throw
them out of the window.
"Bring the crowbar!" some one cred,
and it was handed in, but before it could
be applied, one of the Hardens fired the
revoler he had and a panic ensued. "The
prisoners are armed," some one cried, and
they retreated from the jaail, carrying
out a wounded man. who groaned loudly
and terribly at every breath. As the
guards had been searched and a revolver
found on Forgey but none on Mayes, the
mob knew that the latter must be the
one who had supplied Harden with the
weapon, and a number undertook to hang
him. In the mean time some had been
looking for the keys and made Mayes
help them. He found them, but said
nothing. When they called for the rope,
ha thought it time to leave, and jumping
up he ran south, going under one fence
and over another and running through
the picket line.
"Shoot him!" cried a number, and sev
eral guns were pointed at him, but none
were fired. He made for Burge's yard,
where he hid in the grass and weeds till
the aflair'was over. In the meantime
things were not quiet at the Jail. Several
cried: "Burn the jail!" and efforts were
made to fire the building, but they did
not succeed. Some of the mob wanted to
hang Mr. Forgey, and one held the rope
over his head while some one said "hang
him" and others said "ho." Just then the
command was given: "To the wagon,"
and the party started off to where the
wagon was, in which the wounded man
had been placed. They ehen rode off in
groups of four to six.
When the mob first approached the jail
ope of the guards in the building fired
two shots to alarm the citizens, and the
noise made in breaking down the jail door
awakened many in the neighborhood.
Men came running from various parts of
the town to see what was the matter, but
no one got very close to the scene without
hearing a command to "halt!" and each
one very promptly obeyed the command.
A dozen or more citizens were around as
near as it was safe to be within a few
minutes from the time the mob reached
the Jail, and some one went down the
street, crying "fire!" A few moments
later some men rang the church bell,
and scores of citizens came running with
the impression that there was a fire in
town. As the party went out of town
scarcely a sound was hoard except the
groans of the man who had been shot.
The revolver which .ne prisoner Harden
had used was a central fire six-shooter,
carryin ga long 44-callbre cartrdge. The
ball was found n the door and it was the
belief that it passed through the man's
body. Sheriff Baughman started out with
several men to see If anything could be
learned of the party or the man who was
shot. He found John Huffman, a bach
elor, about 40 or 43 years old, lying at
death's door, at the house of John Conner,
In Tatteyrnnd-tp.. with a bullet hole
through his body. Huffman died at about
10 o'clock Sunday morning, and was un
doubtedly the man who was shot in the
jail. He was a well-to-do farmer and
tfaj i Krad Yen Haw AJvrejs Bisp
REUNION AT ALINE.
Old Soldiers of Woods County Meet
Alino, O. T.. Aug. 17. The fifth annual
reunion of the Woods County regiment of
old soldiers will be held in Big Timber
park at this place on September 1, 2. 3
and 4. Straw for bedding and pasture for
horses of those attending will be provided
free. The park is watered by a number
of springs which flow from the bluffs to
the east. Ample accommodations for an
attendance of ten thousand will be per
fected, as the management announce that
this will probably be the largest attended
reunion in the history if the organization.
Swings for the little folks and amuse-
A. superior school of Music, Drama.
J-anenagea. Cnder di-cct supervision of
William II. Sherwood, the great American
rianist. Leading Musicians and Artists in
wmtia H. Sherwd WUtrr Sfrr
ArtW BTferd Mr tixTnm CirVi-WEica
A Scjjii Rcscsbecfcrr Wm Apradcc
Kojsmx G. Cole Met Srm. School cf Dni
For neatly Illustrated booklet write &
HEAD SOLID SORE
Awful Suffering; of Baby and
Sleepless Nights of
Another Wonderful Cure
" I aerewitb write out in fall the be
ginning end end of that terrible disease
Eczema, "which caused ray babe untold
suffering and myself many sleepless
" My baby was born seemingly a fair,
healthy child, but when she was three
neeks old a swelling appeared on the
back of her head, s-.nd in course of time
broke. It did not heal but grew worse,
and the sore fpread from the size of
a dime to that of a dollar. I used all
kinds of remedies tbat I could think of,
but nothing seemed o help ; in fact, it
grew worse. Her hair fell out where
the sore was. and I feared it would
never grow ayatn. It continued until
my aged father came on a Yislt, and
when he saw the baby he told me to
get Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Oint
ment right away.'
To please him I did so, and to my
surprise" by their use the sore began to
heal over, the hair grew over it, and
to-day she has a iice head of halt, her
skin is as fair as a lily, and she has ho
scar left to recall that awful sore, and
it is over eight months and no sign of
Mrs. Wm. Ryeb, Elk River, Minn.
Mrs. Ryer writes Feb. 25, 1 903, Sis
Years Later, That Cure is
" Tour letter of the 19th inst. received
asking In regard to the cure of my baby
some six years ago. "Well, the disease
has never returned to her head which at
that time was a solid sore on top aud
down the back. Once or twice since
then a patch has come on her hand near
the wrist but It finally disappeared
after proper treatment with Cuticura."
Soil thramrhont thr world. Cntienn Rcialrtot. We
(in form of Chocolate Coata! Pillt, 2Jc pr tUI of fiO)
Ointment, 10c. Sop. Me Depots: London, 57 Chrter
Souie Sq.t ParU, i Hoe d la Palx Beiton. ltJ Cotam
ui Ait. VotUr liruz Chum. Corp.. Bolt Erop.
y Send for " How to Curt Eeroa."
ments for all will be found on the
Advertising literature issued today fea
tures speaker s as follows: Hon. B. S.
McGuire, Ex-Governor Barnes, Governor
T. B. Ferguson, Hon. Victor Murdock,
Rev. Lee T. Fisher, D. D., C. Porter John
son and A. H. Geissler.
The Big Timber in which the reunion is
to be held is one of the show places of
Oklahoma. It is a grove of natural tim
ber of forty acres containing hickory,
walnut, ash elm, oak, poplar, paw-paw
and cottonwood. The largest tree in Ok
lahoma, a giant cottonwood, measuring
twenty-three feet seven inches In circum
ference, stands at the south of the park.
It was recently photographed by a rep
resentative of the "Western Trail" for an
illustrated article in that magazzine. He
was sent from Chicago for the sole pur
pose of securing the photograph. Basing
a calculation upon the size of the big
cottonwood in the state house grounds at
Topeka, and the age of the tree, the Big
Timber cottonwood is at least a hundred
and forty years oldf and probably older.
Another curiosity of the park is an oak
tree with a walnut limb. It is a puzzle
until close inspection reveals that the
oak has embraced and absorbed a little
walnut, covering It as trees are known to
cover horseshoes and other things found
hung in th"e forks and upon limbs, until
now the little walnut peeps from the
heart of tho oak and each year performs
Its mission of fashioning walnuts from
tlie heart of the oak.
The Choctaw Northern has arranged a
special rate for the reunion, but so far
the Orient, which also reaches Aline, has
made no announcement, but no doubt will-
beforo the opening of the reunion.
ALVA NORMAL SCHOOL.
Arrangements Are Being Perfected for
the Fall Opening.
Alva. O. T., Aug. 17. Extensive ar
rangements are being made for the' open
ing of the Northwestern Normal school
In September. The elegant normal build
ing has been put in excellent condition
during the summer and presents an ap
pearance that will be very inviting to the
young people who are soon to collect
from various parts of the territory
President Conway of the normal school
lias visited a dozen county institutes over
the territory, and he reports that Alva
will have the largest number of students
this fall that has ever attended the Insti
tution during the fall term. The different
members of the faculty who have been
doing Institute work over the territory
have returned and are getting ready for
the opening on September S.
President and Mrs. T. W. Conway are
the parents of a bouncing girl baby, born
on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
an the ihe Kind You Have Mways Bs&v
PRESENCE OF MIND.
Engineer Put on the Air and Saved
Cushing, O. T.. Aug. 17. The local
freight from Shawnee was wrecked last
Wednesday mornlns three and one-half
miles south of here, says the Herald.
There was a kink in the track and the
swinging of the water tank threw the
hind trucks off the track which resulted
in the engine water tank lying turned
over in the ditch. Engineer Cook and
Fireman Frank Loomls were very for
tunate in escaping with only a few
bruises. Before jumping Engineer Cook
had the presence of mind to put on the
air which saved the cars from piling up
on the engine. As it was, only one car
Growing Broom Corn.
Hobart, O. T- Aug. 17. S. L. LJlry
brought to town last evening a sample of
b room-corn grown on the sod on his farm
near town. The corn Is of tho best
quality, and -will yield one-fourth of a
ton to the acre. Mr. Lilly has sixty
five acres planted to this crop, and says
his net profits will be not less than J
J. S, Little, cf Lexington. O. T. writes
of his trip in New Mexico to tie Leader
as follows: "I saw a good many Mexi
cans, and they needed rain, and I asked
a prominent citizen of that town about
the rain and he There are two
things In this country that are hard to
teli, and they are when Is it goinjr to
rain and the shape of a woman. That
settled it with. us. so I left on the tost
train tax. Juuu."
Topeka Man Charged with
Embezzling Guard Fund.
SAY SHORTAGE iS LIGHT
Police Declare the Sum
San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 17. Captain
Clarence Sharon, of Topeka, Kan., was
arrested here today, charged with em
bezzling the funds of the Kansas Na
tional Guard. Sharon says "there is a
difference of only J200 between him and
his regiment, but the local police aver
that the aleged defalcation will reach into
the thousands. Captain Sharon served
with the Twentieth Kansas regiment in
Manila with distinction.
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 17. Sheriff A. Tj.
Liucas received word today from . the
sheriff of San Francisco that Clarence E.
Sharon, wanted in this city for em
bezzlement, was under arrest at that
point. Sharon is a former member of
the Twentieth Kansas and was on his re
turn to Topeka, made a captain of the
Kansas National Guard. Last September
he suddenly disappeared. An investigation
showed a shortage of $300, and much of
the cash missing was under his super
vision. Lucas left on his 5,000-mile trip
after the prisoner today.
TOTAL DEATH LIST.
Nine Are Dead at Winfield and An
other Expected to Die.
Winfield, Kan., Aug. 17. The total
death list from the Twigg shooting af
fair is nine.
Otis Carter, a bill poster, died today.
Another, Everett Ridgeway is hourly ex
pected to die. All the other wounded will
These with thirty others were shot by
Twigg. a crazy man during a band con
cert here Wednesday night of last week.
City in Brief
Personal and Other Items of
Interest to Wichltans,
Walter Jenness left yesterday for Chi
cago. Mrs. K. Tepfer is very sick at her home
700 St. Francis.
F. A. Bordner went to Guthrie yester
day on a business trip.
G. M. Shauer has gone to Pueblo, Colo
rado, on a pleasure trip.
Frank Miller left for Hutchinson last
night on a business trip.
Geo. House has accepted a position
with Herman & Hess.
Miss S. C. Klentz went to St. Louis over
the Rock Island yesterday.
L. E. Steen and Mr. Blake of Anthony
were Wichita visitors yesterday.
Mrs. Edmisson is up from Oklahoma to
visit her daughter for a few days.
Mrs. Jennie Marrin left yesterday for a
visit with her sister in Arkansas City.
J. S. Naftzger yeft yesterday for To
peka to be gone a few days on a business
The bakery at S22 "East Douglas, which
was damaged by fire recently is being re
paired. Miss C. Shoemaker, saleslady of Geo..
Innes & Co., is on a vacation for several
Mrs. Geo. T. Todd returned yesterday
after a three weeks' visit in northern
W. B. Westcott has returned from a
two weeks visit in his old home in east
Mr. B. F. Morgan of Chickasha, O. T..
is visiting with his parents and brother
Mrs. Henry King of Goldfield, Col., js
in the city on account of tho serious
illness of Mrs. Wm. King.
Miss Mabelle Harmon of Emporia Is
visiting friends in the city. She Is the
guest of Miss Lillic FItzpatrlck.
Mrs. Frank Aspey of Victor, Col., is
visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Judge Tucker of the West Side.
Mr. Robert . McKee, who has been
confined to his home by severe sickness
was able to be up town yesterday.
Harry Venn Is taking his vacation from
Greenfield Bros, and went to Colorado
last evening for a two weeks' outing.
Miss Lillie Fitzpatrick has returned
from spending a two weeks vacation at
Kansas City and Emporia visiting friends.
Mrs. A. L. Snochberger of Newton ar
rived In the- city yesterday night to be
with Mrs. Cora A. King, who Is very
.Scott Greenfield of Greenfield Bros, re
turned home Monday from an extended
eastern trip purchasing goods for bi
J. W. Henderson of the Hockaday Hard
ware company returned yesterday from a
two weeks vist at his old home in Mis
souri. H. E. King, E. E. Carter, and Jay Kea
oyer were over from Leon yesterday vis
iting the city and transacting a little bus
iness. Mrs. Dr. W. D. Scott of Holdenville.
I. T., Is in the city the guest of her
cousin, Mrs. Walter Straw, 111 East Sim
H. S. LKhgow has returned to his home
In this city after a six weeks visit at Den
ver. Colorado, and Albuquerque, New
Mexico. Ora Beams of Belle Plaine, who has
been visiting her cousin. Will Weiss, fa
this city for several days, retained to his
borne yesterday. .
Mrs. Hawks, has returned to her home
on North Topeka avenue frm Little
Rock, where she has been enjoying a few
Ted Jocelyn is visiting friads and re- j
latlves In Omaha, He left last Friday
night to join his mother. He expects to
be gone a t-ionth.
Misses Roberta and Winnie Davis left
yesterday over the Santa Fe for Colorado
to spend tberr vacations In the moan calm
and at the summer resorts.
John Moore of the Coombs-Moore Shoe
company Is taking a vacation and Is
spending a fcr weeks with his faintly
visiting at Mi. Hope asd vicinity.
The Young People's Society of the
Brown Reformed church wfll eajoy
trolley ride this evaciac Tier will nt
at the church at 7:30 and take the spe
cial cars on the Stfuth Emporia avenue
Miss Mary Jones and her cousin Willie
Knightley returned home yesterday from
a two weeks' visit at Elkton, O. T., where
they have been visiting relatives.
Charlie Turner, Charlie Carey and
Harry Comley have returned from their
summer trip to the lakes, each respec
tively wearing theh regulation tan.
George Putnam of the Boston store is
spending his vacation in Illinois. He will
return next Wednesday. Mrs. Gllkey, his
aunt, wfll come with him for a visit.
Miss Laura Jones returned home yes
terday from Mulvanc where she has been
visiting her cousin, Miss Katherlne
Knlghtley, who accompanied her home..
Mrs. R. B. Augle of Dalhart, Tex., has
been in the city the past two weeks visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Marshall of East
Douglas avenue. Mrs. Augle leaves th.s
morning for home.
Geo. S. Maule who travels for Poinex
ter Mercantile company was visiting bis
mother in the city received a telegram
to return at once to Strong City. He
left Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Richiard E. Bird and
Mr. and Mrs! Sam