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ESTABLISHED IN 1880. DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF THE CITY AND COUNTY. TERMS: Si A YEAR.
VOL. XXII. MEDICINE LODGE, KANSAS, AUG. 27, 1902. ' NO. 12.
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i LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Go to Pair's and get a sack of Silver
Leaf Flour for 80 cents.
Mrs. W. S. Rubert returned borne
from St. Louis on Monday.
L. W. Cbapin sold his ranch east of
town Monday for $10,000.00.
Mies. Evelyn Howe bought her fall
millinery goods in St. Joe last week.
Waldron Chase put a force to work
Monday on the Lake City telephone
line.
llev. J.F. Irwin visited here the lat
ter part of last and tho first of this
week.
If you want corn and corn chop and
other feed at right prices couie to For
syth's mill.
Remember the Hose meeting at Shar
on next Monday evening at 7:30. Give
him a big audience.
Miss Mildred Irwin came over from
Arkansas City last Wednesday to visit
her Mejdicine Lodge friends.
Don Carmichael and wife are here on
a visit. Don has .a position in the
Santa Fe round house at Chanute.
E. II. Nixon returned home from
Iowa on Sunday. lie has everything
arranged now to take hold of the party
lash and do business.
Mrs. M. J. Iliggins went to Kansas
City last week to buy her fall goods and
to visit with her daughter, Mrs. Am
Allen.
Hon. W. C. Alford was up to the
committee meeting Saturday. He has
his coat off and is giving the reps some
hot shot. Watch his smoke.
Dr. J. T. Cushenbery and wife re
turned home from Colorado last Wed
nesday. Doc said he wished he had
remained a week longer wnen the hot
wave Btruck him upon his arrival home.
Mrs. M. II. Mendenhall and Mrs.
MartBallou, ot Decatur, Illinois, ar
rived last Wednesday to visit their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Thomp
son. They will return home this week.
The prohibition meeting at the court
house last Thursday night was a disap
pointment so far as the imported speak
er was concerned. G. M. Martin made
a much better speech than the young
man from Illinois did.
Those of this city who attended the
Epwoitb League district convention at
Harper last week are: Rev. W. J. Web
er, Ed. Adams, Misses Forsyth, Gladys
Moore, Coy Martin, Mattie Watkms
Ada and Emily Mounsey, Ethel Sim
iaons, Mrs. A. D. Shaw and Mrs. W
J.Weber. They returned home Thurs
day.
The base ball game between Coats
and Medicine Lodge last Friday was an
easy victory for the home team. The
score was 7 to 2. It was a rather tame
game. The Medicine Lodge boys had
it too much their own way to make it
more than ordinarily interesting. Mc
Gill, cf Alva, and Finger of Sawyer
assisted the Coats boys. McGill pitch
ed. ,
J? or a number of years Wichita has
entertained the people of southern Kan
sasand Oklanoma, and this year the
date lor tne week or festivities will be
from Sept. 22 to 27. The men at the
iacK of the fair are most conservative
and energetic business men of Wichita,
and they have planned something new
tor this year's fair. The "street fair"
has grown old and the people are de
manding something new that will en
tertain, interest, and amuse them, and
this is what the fair association will do
this year. It is not an exhibition of
Sedgwick county's products, but those
of every county in southern Kansas
and Oklahoma. . The association and
city invites the farmers and stockmen
of this section, to bring to Wichita the
best of their products, and show their
neighbors what can and is being done
in the state and territory that are des
tined to become the greatest factors in
the cereal and stock producing section
of the United States.
Fok Sale A Deering corn binder
in good running order, has cut about
200 acres. Will sell cheap or trade for
stock. Inquire of G. W. Frisby or R. H.
Hall.
Kiowa Men Arrested.
There was rather a stormy time at
Kiowa last week and it culminated in
the arrest of Dick Cunningham and
John Dobson on the charge of maintain
ing a nuisance.
On Wednesday Moses Wright, justice
of the peace of Moore township,issued a
warrant for the arrest of Messrs.
Dobson and Cunningham and placed
the warrant In the bands of special
Constables C. R. Wiley, Peter Hearh,
Geo. L. Graves, 13. Hull, F. M. Roberts
and Chas. Barkley and directed them
to search and take possession of all
the liquor and fixtures found in their
places of business. When they pre
sented themselves Cunningham and
Dobson disputed their authority as well
as that of Justice Wright, who they
claim is not a justice of the peace, and
they refused to recognize the consta
bles in any other way but private citi
zens. While the constables were mak
ing efforts to make the arrest, the city
marshal and several deputies, on the
order of Mayor T. V. Brown, arrested
all of them on the charge of disturbing
the peace and ejected them from the
building. Two of the constables made
some resistance but they were over
powered, and they were then arrested
on the additional charge of resisting
an officer. The constables had their
trial in police court and were released.
They then came to Medicine Lodge,
and, after considerable argument with
the county attorney, prevailed on that
official to cause warrants to be issued
for the arrest of Dobson and Cunning
ham under the Hurrel law. They also
sued the city officers civilly for dam
ages in the amount of $6,600.00, and
they say that later they expect to start
criminal proceedings against the city
officials.
Sheriff Gano deputized W. C. Millar
for this occasion and both went to
Kiowa Friday night and placed the
men under arrest. They searched the
places but found nothing but two
counters. If there was any wet goods
on hand they had plenty of time to get it
out of the way before the officers came.
Cunningham and Dobson both gave
bond for their appearance in court.
These trials will be watched with inter
est as several knotty problems will be
presented. County Attorney Griffin
and Chas. Rumsey will prosecute the
criminal cases and G. M. Martin has
been employed to represent the plain
tiffs in the civil action. The defend
ants have not yet employed more than
one attorney.
Matrimonial.
Frank J. Overstreet and Crissie C.
Cramer of Kiowa were united in mar
riage at the Baptist parsonage in this
city last Thursday, August 21st, by
Rev. J. J. Griffin. .
Mr. Overstreet is employed with the
J. W. Metz . Mercantile Company and
the bride is a daughter of J.B. Cramer,
a prominent real estate dealer of the
border city.
The parties to this contract are . ex
cellent young people and well suited to
each other. They have the warmest
friendship and esteem of the people of
Kiowa.
Roy Mills, eon of Mr. and Mrs. L. C.
Mills, of Lake City township, has an
interesting letter in ths Young Folks
department of last week's Farmers Ad
vocate. Roy is 10 years old and writes
a better article than most boys do at 18.
Prof. Bert. Langley, principal-elect
of the Kiowa schools, was in the city
the latter part of last week. He was
here for the purpose of taking the
teachers examination. Prof. Langley
Is a graduate of the Oklahoma State
Normal, but bis diploma is not i?ood
for apnncipalship in Kansas hence the
examination. His selection as princi
pal by the Kiowa Board should be and
doubtless is a source of great pride to
both parties to the contract. He is a
former Kiowa boy and he got the rudi
ments of his excellent education in the
same building in which he Is now call
ed upon to assume first place. He has
all the necessary elements of an educa
tor and we predict that be will give en
tire satisfaction. The Index takes
pleasure in congratulating Mr. Langley
and the Board.
For Farm Loans see Palmer & Case
Office west side Main st.
Shot A Cow.
Some one shot and killed a cow belong
ing to C.L.Hoy, of Aetna township, the
latter part of last week. The cow was
first found dead by Jas. McGarvin who
was riding the line but he did not
make a close examination and he sup
posed she was killed by lightning and
so reported. Later investigation by
Mr. Hoy and others however revealed a
bullet in the neck bone which is con
clusive evidence that the cow had been
shot. It was a nice fat cow worth
about $55 on the market.
Mr. Hoy was in Saturday and was
very indignant over the crime and be
has offered a reward of $100 for the
conviction of any person or persons
guilty of this offense, or who may here
after kill or injure any of his stock.
The shooting was done in a pasture ad
joining Mr. Hoy's pasture and th9 dead
animal was found beside the divis
ion fence close to a ate.
Bill Thompson Still Alive.
The reports published broadcast over
the country to the effect that Wm.
Thompson made a death-bed confession
of killing his son and that the man now
serving in the Colorado penitentiary
for the crime is innocent, has proved to
be a press fake. Ed. Sample received
a letteiRast week Irom Gid Thompson,
saying that Bill is still alive and isn't
even sick. The ''confession" is vigor
ously denied. In Mr. Sample's judg
ment, the stofy has its origin in Ted
Nicholson, a brother of 'Zeb" Nichol
son who is now serving time in prison
for the murder. Ted is working to se
cure a pardon for his brother.
However this may be, Thompson is
still regarded as a bad man and bis con
nection with the McQuinn murdejr in
this county will never be erased from
the minds of Barber county people.
The Woodmen Picnic.
The Lake City Woodmen picnic on
Thursday and Friday of next week,
September 4th and oth, will be a rous
ing affair. The crowd will be immense
and all will be well entertained. There
will be all kinds of amusements as well
as some able speeches.
Political discussions will de made by
Hon. Vernon J. Rose for the fusion
side of the question, and by Hon. W.
M. Wallace, of Kingman, for the re
publicans. If you want to drive away the
''blues" don't fail to attend this picnic.
School Book Information.
The exchange of school books will be
conducted the same as the previous ex
change made five years ago. That is,
books in good condition (must have
back and all the leaves) will be ex
changed at half state contract price.
For instance, the state contract on the
speller is 10 cents, it is retailed for 11
cents, making a difference of 6 cents for
exchange. Our contract with the book
com-esnwa requires that we eret cash for
exchange or sale and we posftrrory
not deviate from this rule in any instance.
None but the state books used the past
five years can be taken in exchange.
J. R. Young Drug Co.
A good joke is told on Lew Bragg
and Frank Lane in connection with
the barbecue and picnic which was ad
vertised for Robertson's grove in Eagle
township, August 16th. It happened
that this was the same day of the Rouse
cattle sale in this city and most of the
people of that community decided to go
to the sale instead of the picnic. On
that account no beef was provided al
tbough there were some refreshments.
The crowd was composed principally of
Lew and Frank who had both been
loaded with a nice talk to put up to the
dear people whom they felt confident
of meeting ou thi& occasion. They.
waited until the middle of the after
noon wheu they concluded that it was
poor picking for candidates and they
moved west, leaving a considerable
quantity of ice cream and other refresh
ments to the tender mercies of "Old
Sol" and what few natives were on the
ground. The candidates were so much
worried that they keut on driving until
late at night and camped. The next
morning they went to electioneering
and after they had put in some good
licks to their entire satisfaction they
struck a heartless voter who was cruel
enough to Inform them that they were
in Comanche county. The candidates
immediately took the .back track and
sneaked for home. They haven't been
out since.
CALLED DOWN.
The Big Four's Wiggle-Tail Branded
A Liar.
The Medicine Lodge Cresset on July
25th published the following story:
"The republican party wiU be victorious
thin year by a majority of from fifty to sixty
thousand," said Thomas (J. Fitch, chairman of
the democratic county central committee of
Sedgwick county, to a Capital correspondent
last week. "That majority is conceded by all
democratic leaders of the state. Of course
they will fight and fight hard to lessen this
majority, but the republicans have conducted
the affairs of the state so well and have ob
tained such a hold on the people that this year
and for years to follow the republican party
will be masterof the situation in Kansas.
There was no need for the swallowing pro
cess of the democratic parly during the last
convention. We had no need for that. The
Populist party was coming our way all the
time even if we had not said a word to them
about fusion. There is no plausible excuse
for the existence of the Populist party at the
present time. Not one of the principles they
advocated when the party organized la alive
today and when the principles die out or be
come of no avail there is no need for a party
to foster them.
"It Is a settled fact that the Populist party
as an organization will see its last campaign
this fall and then it will be a weak one. The
members will go to the democratlo and repub
lican parties after the coming election and the
word populist will be put upon the shelf as
something that has gone before.
"Last week a conference committee from
the two parties met to decide on the division
of the offices for the next convention which
will be held in tills county. T had all kinds of
fun with the pop members of the committee.
I told them that this was their last chance to
sit on a conference committee with the demo
crats in this state and county. Of course they
got mad but they knew and all of us know
just what will happen. The pop issues are
dead aud so is the party. There was no need
of fusion or swallowing, for they are coming
anyway."
Col. Fitch was jumped onto by mem
bers of his party for making such an
admission, and was requested to deny
the interview. He repiiea that he did
not give the reporter any figures, but
that otherwise the report was . correct
in substance.
This is utterly absurd and
wholly unauthorized. thos. g.
Fitch.
As soon as this interview was pub
lished In the Cresset Dr. I. W. Stout,
who is one of Col. Fitch's personal
friends, wrote to him concerning it.
Following is their correspondence:
Medicine Lodge, Kansas, July 25, 1903.
Hon. T. G. Fitch, Wichita, Kans.
Dear sir: I enclose clipping from our local
republican paper at this place about an "in
terview." I think I have seen a denial on
your part but would like one from your pen
for publication here. Respectfully,
I. W. Stoct.
Dear Doctor: Upon my return from an
extended trip find your letter and hasten to
reply to say that the Interview is entirely un
authorized and prompt denial of it was made
In the Wichita Beacon the satre day that it
appeared In the Eagle. I am not nor have I
been sufficiently familiar with conditions in
the state to warrant my giving out any such
statement, but my opinion is that Mr. Crad
dock and others on the t'oket will surprise
some of the doubters in tho number of votes
they wffi receive
With kindest personal regs,rds, believe me
yours. Very truly, Thos. G. Fitch.
When Dr. Stout received this reply
be and J. P. Hall took it to the editor
of the Cresset and asked bim to publish
the entire correspondence. He agreed
; to do so but when the sheet came out.
it was proved again for the 'steenth
time that his word is N. G.
Now, in all seriousness, what must
the public think of a newspaper that
will manufacture such a coarse lie and
then refuse to correct it after be admits
that it is a lie. Notice the last para
graph of the Cresset article. It isn't
even a part of the take interview. It
Isn't embraced in the quotation. That
part of it is purely a fabrication on the
part of the editor. He didn't have even
a remote reason for saying it. It Is on
ly a piece of imagination common
to ordinary irresponsible printing office
flunkies.
This is only oi.e instance. There are
others. When you see anything in that
sheet of a political nature you may re
gard it with suspicion. And whenever
it undertakes to quote a man it is cer
tain to be a falsehood.
The worst of it is that after Mr. Lor
ton promised to publish this corre
spondence, he refused to do bo. Is it
any wonaer mat noDoay nas any con
fidence in him V
Big Stock of Noyse & Norman shoes
at H. T. Woodward's. Best on the
market. New in 3tyle and superior in
quality. '
Hon. Vornon J. Rosa
Fusion-
Candidate for Congress
Has the following dates in.
the county:
Sharon, Monday evening,
September 1st.
Lake City, Friday after
noon, September 5 th.
Kiowa, Thursday after
noon, September 11th.
This will give the people
of all parts of the county an
opportunity to hear and meet
him.
Be sure to attend one or
all of these meetings. Mr
Rose is an eloquent as well
as a logical speaker and you
will enjoy his speeches
whether you endorse him or
not.
Mrs. Rudolph Sues the Santa Fe.
On Monday Mrs. Elizabeth A. Bu-
dolp brought a damage suit of $10,000
against the Santa Fe railroad company
on account of the death of her husband,
Brakeman C. F. Rudolph, which oc
cured last winter by being run over by
the train at Sharon. The ground al
leged is negligence of the company in
that there was a defective hand hold on
the car from which Mr. Rudolph tell.
Ex-Attorney General L. C. Boyle, of
Kansas City, and County Attorney
Griffin are Mrs. Rudolph's attorneys.
Noble & Tincher represent the Santa
Fe railroad.
A. L Noble Hurt.
In the Santa Fe wreck at Wellington
Monday night A. L. Noble sustained a
severe leg bruise. The muscles were
torn loose from the bone. No bones
were broken.
The passenger ran Into a freight.
Mr. Noble beard the danger signal aut
ran to the platform and saw that thei
would be a collision. He jumri
and the speed of the train was so gi ec'
that he could not land safely. , He was
hurt worse than the other passengers.
His daughter, Miss Rachel, was with
him but she remained on the car aud
was only bruised on the nose.
Tho engineer and fireman saved their
lives by jumping off. The engine and
mail car were a total wreck. Mr. No
ble was on bis way to this city but the
accident compelled him to go back to
his home at Win tie Id for treatment.
It was a most fortunate escape for
all parties.
Bidders are Barred.
The County Commissioners have de
cided to take advantage of the provision
of the legislature of 1891 in barring in
dividuals from buying delinquent tax
lands at the September sale. They
met in special session Saturday and
adopted a resolution to that effect. See
it in this issue.
Under this law the county reserves
all this land and after the day of sale
the taxes, interest and penalty bears 15
per cent interest. The Commissioners
figure that it is a good investment. It
aoes not interfere at all with owner
redeeming. It simply bars individual
from putting money in tax lands. The
order does not extend to town lots be
cause there Is very little demand for
tbem and often the taxes are greater
than the value of vbe lots.
County Commissioner J. E. Har
baugh and family of Comanche county
are visiting in the city and county thi
week. On Monday there was a birth
day party and reunion at the home of
Uncle .Eli Uarbaugh in . Nippawalla
township. A big dinner and a royal
good time were indulged.
Atty. A. L. Herr and Clifton Davis,
of Kiowa were here Monday with
Messrs. Cunningham and Dobson to
make preliminary preparations for the
trial in October. -

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