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Official County Paper. Subscription $1. Wa-Keeney. Kans., Febr. 27. 1909. H. S. Givler. Prop. 30th Year. Number 52 l Miss Jessie Carter Sues J. M. Rinker for $50,000. Because, as she claims, James M. Rinker, a wealthy farmer and stockman of Trego county, made love to her, became engaged to marry her, beguiled her into holding illicit relations with him for a period of several months and finally abandoned her, and because during the entire period of time covei ed in her complaint he was a married man having a home with a wife on his Trego county farm, Miss Jessie Carter of 1306 Olive street, Kansas City, Mo., yesterday filed suit in the circuit court at Topeka for $50, 000. The petition filed by Miss Car ter is sensational. It covers eight or ten typewritten pages, and recites a shocking story. She says . that she is a young woman 32 years old and that Rinker is a man past 50. She says they first met in January, 1907, and that from the first he paid marked attention to her and made love to her. About the middle of February, l'JOT, they were engaged to be married. He represented himself to be a wealthy widower, his children all grown. He told her, she says, that as soon as the, were mar ried he would sell his Trego county properties and they would buy a home in Kansas City. She believed him implic itly and returned his affection. He took her to places of amuse ment and came often to her home to visit with her. He wrote her ardent letters whenever he was away from Kansas City, at Trego county or elsewhere, often writing every day. He called her "wife" and "sweatheart" and other endearing names and led her in every way to believe that he was deeply in love with her and intended to marry her. She says lie represented him self to be, and was, the possess or of a large amount of land stocked with horses, cattle and implements, and was also posses sed of much money. To have married a single man so fixed in life would materially have en hanced her welfare, says Miss Carter, who offers this showing as to his financial standing for the purpose of convincing the court that he is able to pay the large amount of damages claimed. Some time after their relations were firmly established, Miss Carter learned of Rinker's being a married man. The next time he came to see her she at once taxed him with being married and told him that their relations must stop at once. He protest ed his great love for her and said he intended to get a divorce from his present wife so as to marry her. She firmly objected, she states, and he then threaten ed, if she did not continue their relations, to expose her to shame by telling people. This threat and the promise that he would get a divorce and marry her, she says, induced her to resume the former relations, which continu ed until some time in the winter of 1908, when he abandoned her comepletely. Miss Carter says she became sick from worry and was under the care of doctors for several months. She lost her position in society, and all her friends ceased recognizing her or having ! anything to do with her, thus i making her a social outcast. She j says these friends were the best j people in Kansas City, and that i ble to her. For all her suffering and mistreatment, Miss Carter asks $25,000 actual and 25,000 exemplary damages from Rinker. The only paper filed in courtJwiU be enacted into law. For a- thus far is the petition of Miss Carter, and from . this petition the foregoing statements are taken. Rinker was four years ago a candidate -for the legislature in Trego county and it is said, that he was defeated by a "woman story" circulated about him, as he was then under indictment for writing a suggestive letter to a woman and was finally fined $o00 and costs, amounting to about $5,000. A. F. Farrar, Miss Carter's principal attorney in this case, was Rinker's lawyer at that time. Associated with Mr. Farrar in this latest case is the firm of Hale, Dean & Higgins. Topeka Capital. Miss Carter was in Wa-Keeney about three weeks, ago. Farmers' Institute. The Trego County Farmers' Institute met last Thursday at the Court House, pursuant to the call of the president. Mr. Wheeler, as chairman, called the meeting to order. The reading of the minutes of the last institute were dispensed with till a later session. . Prof. Albert Dickens of the Kansas Agricultural College, ad dressed the histitute on the sub ject of '"Orcharding in Western Kansas." The students and fac ulty of the Trego County High School attended in a body, there being about one hundred and ten present. Prof. Dickens' address was practical and well worth hearing. The institute adjourned for the noon hour and were called to or der at 2 p. m. by the president. The first local speaker being ab sent, the subject, "Windmill Ir rigation," was taken up in gen eral discussion, Messrs Wheeler, Henderson, Rasmussen and Aus tin taking part. At 3 p. m. Prof. Dickens gave an address on "Dry Land Farm ing," at the close of which the institute adjourned until Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock. The High School was again in attend ance. The Trego County Farmers' Institute met on Friday pursuant to adjournment. As President Wheeler was absent, Vice-President Harlan occupied the chair. The minutes of the last institute were read and approved. The program having been changed by the board to meet the convenience of the speakers, the annual election followed and the followingofticersAvere elected. President, H. J. Rasmussen. Vice-President, Wa-Keeney dis trict, H. Harlan. Vice-President, Ogallah dis trict, C. C. Yetter. Vice-President, Collyer dis trict, J. S. Henderson.. Secretary and treasurer, A. T. Greenwood. As the gentleman was not pres ent who was assigned the sub ject, "Farm Dairying," Prof. Dickens took up the subject and discussed it at length The treas urer's report was read and ap proved and the institute then ad journed for the noon hour. After dinner the institute was called to order by President Ras mussen. The subject, "Alfalfa Growing," was put under gener al discussion and closed by a talk from Prof. Dickens. "Experience with Forest Tree Planting" was well handled by J. A. Rich in a short talk that showed that he was a "western Kansas boy and knew what he was talking about. Prof. Dickens' address on For estry in western Kansas showed a knowledge of the subject and an ability to transmit his ideas to his hearers. In the discussion that followed, J. A. Rich and J. S. Henderson took part. c. u TOPEKA LETTER. It is now most of the almost certain that Republican pledges : members prefer ; to tanglefoot. ' Kansas apples while some anxiety was felt in that matter but both branches of the legislature are now grinding night and day and they are devot ing their time chiefly to the big things. The standing committees have about-all completed their work and all the important bills which have not passed already, are now on the calendars. When the session laws of 1909 are print ed, the book will be noted not on ly for the important laws it con tains, but for the mass of legal junk that it doesn't contain. The book will not be filled with a lot Prospects for the passage of a : state fair bill are hot particularly ' bright. There is a three corner-j ed fight on between Hutchinson, Topeka and Wichita. Each wants ; the fair. Topeka and Wichita are j willing to let a state fair bill go j through without naming a loca- i tion and fight out that question i later. But Hutchinson is opposed i to any fair bill that doesn't name j Hutchinson as the fair town, j Then there is a disposition to keep down appropriations - and i many members believe that the j state should not put up $100,000 ! for a state fair this vear. I LUMBER, COAL, GRAIN. ( of local laws or general laws of a! The Dolley bill consolidating etatp 1 w i i" r I o . t i-i mil t ! w i ! mil .i frivolous nature. It will contain ! ' j 4." .u i T u'i I nint jT, 1 1 v hi kin ncuai c. A u 11 u 11 j ishes the Hutchinson reformato ry ooarct, tne penitentiary board and puts those two institutions the cream of what was offered during the session, but no skim milk. ! A maximum freight rate bill is likely to be enacted. This will cut the rates on wheat, corn, cat tle,hogs and the things the farm ers send to market; also on coal and other like commodities which the farmers have to ship in. As introduced, the bill reduces rates on the commodities about 25 per cent. The railroad board believes that the law is so worded that it cannot be successfully attacked in the courts and that the rates will be accepted by the railroads. Good roads legislation has been one of the features of the session. Both houses have passed several, bills on that subject. Some of them have gone to the governor for his signature and others are in conference. But the indica tions are that before this week ends, the good roads programme will be entirely out of the way. Under their provisions the people of Kansas are in position to im prove their roads just as much as thy plense; fhey can fix up their J dirt roads in good shape or they can build rock roads. The whole under the state board of control. The administration believed that it .would be economy to make such a change. The board of con trol now buys all of the supplies for the charitable institutions; the board of managers of the re formatory buy supplies for the Hutchinson reformatory, and the prison directors buy supplies for the penitentiary. Three sets of books are kept and three lettings of contracts held. Under the new plan there will be one set of books and oneletting for all institutions. The bill also takes the reforma tory and penitentiary out of poli tics, which is regarded as one of the best features of the measure. The anti-lobby bill is working like a charm. Most of the repre sentatives of the different corpo rations affected by pending legis lation have registered. When the bill was pending, they felt that it would be a reflection upon them to register, as it would class them as lobbyists. Since they have i-egisttfed, heTf&er- they find themselves in good company and don't seem to mind it. One of the first men to register was batch of laws are intended to fit n a.- - .1 j. " a i tcuuM oi tne staLe ana meeuj j c Mohler, assistant to Secre aJl conditions. tary p D Coburn in the agricul tural department. He signed the" roll so that he could look after several bills affecting his depart ment and the farmers of the The bank guaranty bill is now i in conference. It will come out j about as it was originally drafted by the administration. It gives absolute guaranty to depositors and at the same time doesn't work any hardship on the banks. It is pronounced by many bank ers to be an ideal law. Speaker Dolley has established a precedent on a legislative prop osition that is sure to be of ines timable value to Kansas. He has practically made it the law that concurrent resolutions shall re quire a constitutional majority in the legislature for adoption. In the past, Kansas legislatures have handled such resolutions recklessly. As a matter of fact, they have done all sorts of things by "concur rent resolution, "which received less than a constitution al majority. They prabably would have continued to do so if Dolley had not put a stop to it the other day. The matter was checked up to him in a way that enabled him to make an iron-clad ruling on the question. The Democrats tried to force through an adjournment resolution and a few Republicans joined them, enough to out-vote the other Republicans on the floor at the time. But they lacked 3 votes of having a constitutional majority and Dolley declared tne motion lost. They. appealed from the decision and made a big fuss over it. Dolley stood firm and appointed a committee to search parliamentary law and preced state generally. Kansas has a prohibitory law now with teeth in it. Not an ounce of liquor can be sold by anybody lawfully under the law. Drug stores are forbidden to sell it even for mechanical, medical or scientific purposes. Doctors cannot prescribe liquor or fur nish it to their patrons. Every person who handles jt is treated as a common jointist or bootleg ger and is subject to a heavy fine and jail sentence. Attorney Gen eral Jackson says it is the most stringent prohibitory law any state ever enacted. He is great ly pleased with it. He says it is far more drastic than he recom mended because he had no idea that such a strong law would be considered by the legislature. "The authors of the bill are en titled to great credit," said he. "The temperance people of Kan sas owe them a deep debt of gratitude." Woman loves a clear, rosy, com plexion. Burdock Blood Bitters purifies the blood, clears the skin, restores ruddy sound health. WEATHER REPORT Maximum and minimum tern perature according to tne gov-j ernment thermometer at Wa Keeney for the week ending ents. Kansas had neither on that s Wednesday- noon, subject. The committee found I Max plenty of outside law to -back up ! Thursday 55 the ruling and the house sustain-; Fridav 56. . . ed it. The matter was all spread ! Saturday 53 . . . upon the record and future legis latures will be guided by it. Mix . ..39 ...24 . ..26 Aside from giving an appropia tion to fight the San Jose scale, the members of the legislature Sunday 53.. .. 21 Monday 4o. 34 Tuesday 42.. 28 Wednesday 45 15 Same old thing wind and traces of snow with fine bright are helping the apple growers in ; days switched in between. passes out wuat tnree or tour Notice of Rural Route. Yetter then sooke to the audience on "Dry Land Crops another and Forestry," after which the msTiruie adjourned. i barrels of apples are consumed Commencing Mav 1st Rural The High School attended in ; in representative ball. Whenever j Route No. 1 out ofOgallah will the afternoon of the last day, ia member is" caught napping, ! be established. Applications are making about one hundred and smoking or anything else that ( nQw ready for those desiring to inirty in attendance, u ne schol- rurmsnes an excuse, he is lined a t take the examination for carrier ars also treared t ip mstltntp tn a ! harrp nf annlps llntcirtora arp song each afternoon, which was also fined on the leastprovocation. highly appreciated. jTherewasa time when Kansas A. T. Gkeex wood, j legislators consumed much liquor I chest, good as . new Secretary. 1 during a session, but the present ' this office. W. A. Tawxey, Postmaster, For Sale: A 100 pound ice Apply .at Particular people have learned that there is a lot of difference in the quality of lumber, and- as we make quality our "long suit" you take no chance in buying what you need from us. The most complete line of the best lumber in Trego county is at your dispos al, in fact anything you might want from a lumber and. coal cheerfully figured. yard. 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