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The Western Kansas World
H. S. GIVLER, Pub. WAKEENEY KANSAS Will they penult just common water to flow in that 1500,000,000 Panama canal? Happy is the frugal citizen who man . ages to make his interest money pay bis taxes. Chicago has sounded the doom of the large hat, but getting rid of it is another matter. Every once in a while Carnegie takes a few hours off from golf to think op something pew. - Brooklyn church is to be made Bound proof, at great expense. Con gregation must get some sleep some way. Aeroplanes are only 55,000 apiece low but they will be going up next spring, according to the printed direc tions. Shoe dealers threaten to print the real sizes on women's shoes. It would te a brave move, but what would be the use? A Connecticut farmer boasts a hen that will say "hello," but in these days it is deeds, not words, that man wants from hens. A cable from London says the queen opens and reads all of King Edward's letters. What does it avail a man to be a king? A Baltimore paper says San Fran cisco is worse than Pittsburg, and Pittsburg hastens to regard this as a Tindication. Mark Twain has incorporated him self into a company, but it is not thought that he will ever be prosecut ed as a trust. Blind bees make the best honey. That's what one of these modern sci entists hands us. Catch your bees and put their eyes out. Being married by "ethical rites' la one of the new forms. Warranted to be just as good, and saves a lot of trouble and fussing. New York has only ten millionaires, according to the official tax figures. The rest of New York's millionaires are altogether too modest. French courts have decided that the princess de Sagan is fit to raise her children.. This is likely to lower her in the estimation of her present hus band. The United States will have two 25,000 ton battleships. We may ex pect any day now to hear that Eng landMs going to build a few 30,000-ton hips. Twenty-eight Wright aeroplanes having been sold in France for de livery next March, there ought to be money in the aeroplane repair busi ness about April 1. Uncle Sam is trying to get back 20, 000 acres of coal lands alleged to have been taken fraudulently from him in Utah. Uncle is getting good and tired of being an easy mark. There is to be an advance In the price of brooms, but we are glad to be able to say that the carpet sweeper trust has not decided that it needs more money at this time. Chicago is to have a "psychic rest room," where worries may be laid aside. If it proves a sucecss we look for anxious inquiries from a number of eminent persons now In Washing ton. . Because he stole eight cents, an Oakland (Cal.) man has been sen tenced to the penitentiary for eight years. An important fact in connec tion with the case is that he has been put in prison. There is more merit in the opinion f the Colorado secretary of the bu reau of child and animal protection that parents of bad children should be punished for the misconduct of ttetr offspring than one would suppose at first thought. If the state had the power to bring parents to the bar of J-nstiee when their children went -wrong, declares the Brooklyn Standard-Union, there would perhaps be a more determined effort to see that boys and girls lived in accordance with, the ideals of civilization. Ttn-key has left her mark on Russia, on Greece, on Servia, on Hungary, on Italy, on Spain, on the northern part of Africa and all of Egypt, on great stretches of Asia, and even the Mo- hammedans of the Philippine archipel ago who salute the Stars and Stripes look to the sultan as their real head. Her armies, says the Detroit News Tribune, have .threatened most of the capitals of Europe, just as her diplo macy has done in latter years, and though she is now one of the weakest powers she holds in her cunning hand the keys to the situation. A bad Uver is a public enemy. It Is morose and growly and picks fault in everything. It breaks up families and creates dissensions among neighbors. Zt is suspicions, envious, and quarrel some. There is nothing the state need to get after, on the score of the general welfare, more than the bad, lie and riotous livers which occupy the land. Ohio State Journal. Dr. Judson assumes the defense that began with Adam. The woman tempt ed and weak man fell a victim to hat wiles. Poor, aliured, helpless fellow I 1 DYNAMITE r i. I m m t .. . A True 9. I ALL, dark and for bidding, on the banks of the St. Lawrence river loom the massive stone walls of King ston penitentiary where the desper ate criminals and all long term con T victs of the Province of Ontario, Can ada, are confined. Within its gloomy precincts, occupying separate cells, are three men whose sentences are for life. English law, just but merci less, has seized them in its iron grip, a grip never to be relaxed until the angel of death strikes the fetters from the limbs of the prisoners. The crime for which these three men are undergoing expiation was no ordinary one. It involved a conspir acy against the British government by which, through the use of dynamite, a reign of terror was to be inaugurated throughout Canada, and thousands of innocent lives sacrificed. The inter vention of fate, Providence call it what you will prevented the outrage from being successful, but the failure of the plot was not owing to any lack of zeal on the part of the human in struments employed to carry out the design. To Detective John Wilson Mur ray is due the credit of having gath ered together the evidence which shed light on the past careers of the "dyna mite trio." Evidence which proved them to be outside the rank of ordi nary criminals who execute desperate deeds in the hope of financial gain, placed them in the category of men who would willingly wade through seas of blood to accomplish their political aims. At seven o'clock on the evening of April 21, 1900, the little Canadian town of Thorold, lying along the waterway of the Welland canal, within easy walking distance of the Niagara fron tier, was shaken to its foundation by two terrific explosions. Masses of solid rock were torn up by the shock. Immense spouts of wa ter leaped high in the air, window panes were, shattered into minute crystals and for a few awful seconds the firm earth trembled as though in the throes of an earthquake. For miles around the people, terror stricken and amazed, waited dumbly for the after math, a descent of death and destruc tion, which would sweep them and their homes into the black chaos of ob livion. But it did not come, the blind gods of chance had averted a calamity almost too horrible to contemplate. One of the eye-witnesses of the ex plosion was Miss Euphemia Constable, a 16-year-old girl who lived with her parents about 300 yards from the lock No. 24. She was going to see a friend across the canal about 6:20 o'clock, and when nearing the bridge, which is by the lock, caught sight of two men. Then came the thunderous roar of the first exploding charge. After the first shock Miss Constable lost con sciousness and knew nothing of the second explosion. Both of the valises lowered into the lock contained dyna mite. They were fired by fuses and the explosions were not quite- simul taneous. They broke the castings on the head gate, tore up the banks on both sides of the lock, knocked peo ple over who were sufficiently near, smashed windows and shook the coun try roundabout. Water surged upward in huge volumes, but the gates held. The dynamiters had blundered by low ering the dynamite into the gate pits instead of into the gate holes. Experts later showed that there was not suf ficient resistance to the, explosive mat ter, and this fact alone prevented the dire disaster that would have followed if the dynamite had done the work planned for it and had smashed the gates. A third man who had been seen around with them before the explo sion, and who was staying at the Ros li house, at the falls, was also ar rested. The third suspect gave his name as Karl Dallman, and the two men first secured declared themselves to be John Nolin and John Walsh. The three prisoners were taken to Welland jail and guarded by soldiers, while other soldiers patrolled the canal. Murray, who had been sent for imme diately after the explosion, arrived on the scene and hastened to the jaiL He communicated at once with Spot land Yard and sent descriptions and photographs of the prisoners to the police of London, England. Nolin and Walsh seemed unmistakably to be from across the sea, and Walsh had particularly the manner and speech of a man just over. In search of Infor mation regarding the movements of the men on this continent he visited New York and saw friends there, both in and out of the police business. He also made journeys to Philadelphia, Washington, Virginia and other points By GEORGE Story Unrevealed for Years. whither the trail led. The results of his persistent quest were as follows: In the year 1894 three young men set sail for America. They were John Nolin, a young machinist, John Row an, a mechanic, and John Merna, a mechanic. They arrived in New York and on May 17, 1894, Merna declared his intention of becoming a citizen of the United States, took out his first papers and gave his residence as No. 41 Peck slip. New York. Nolin went to Philadelphia, The four Johns, after spending a few days in Philadelphia, went to New York. They stopped at the lodging house of John M. Kerr, 45 Peck slip, and hung about New York until De cember, 1899, when Rowan returned to Ireland, and went to work at his trade in Dublin. Nolin and Walsh ap plied to the South Brooklyn branch of the Amalgamated Society of Machin ists for donation money, which amounts to $3 per week for those out of work, aid the request was complied with by John A. Shearman, secretary of the soniety, who worked in the Pioneer Mchine works in Brooklyn. In the latter part of this month Nolin, Walsh and Merna went to Washing ton, D. C. Nolin remained there a short time and then went on to Rich mond, Va., where he obtained a job as fitter in a foundry. On Christmas day, 1899, Merna went to work as bartender in a Wash ington saloon, at 212 Ninth street, of which Joseph McEnerney was pro prietor, and on January 1 Walsh was given a similar position in the same saloon. They relieved each other at the bar and shared a room together over the saloon. They worked as bar tenders for McEnerney through Janu ary and February and along into March, while Nolin stayed on in the Richmond foundry. Early In March Karl Dallman had registered at the Stafford house, in Buffalo, and had then goue away. On Monday evening, March 12. Mer na was found dead in his room over the saloon. Somewhere about April 10, 1900, Nolin received a communication, from a lodge to which he belonged, known in secret circles as the Napper Tandy club. It was a Clan-na-Gael organi zation and the members met at Tom Moore's hall, corner of Third avenue and Sixteenth street, in New York. Nolin and Walsh wars both affiliated T. PARDY JTOOD EACH with this club, having been Introduced into it by a man named Jack Hand, a sailor. Nolin's instructions, sent to him in Richmond, were to go to Washing ton, get John Walsh, and go with him to Philadelphia, where, at the Phila delphia & Reading railroad station, at 7 p. m. on Saturday, April 14, they would meet a third man who would give them further instructions. Nolin obeyed the summons promptly and hastened to Washington from where, accompanied by Walsh, he went to Philadelphia as instructed. As they stood in the station at the appointed time a well-dressed, stout man came up and accosted them. Their replies being satisfactory the stranger said: "I am the man you want to see," and engaged them in earnest conversation. At the conclusion of their talk the stout man handed $100 to Nolin, with two railroad tickets and sleeping car coupons from Philadelphia to Buffalo, over the Lehigh Valley railroad. He then left them and Nolin and Walsh took the Lehigh Valley train for Buf falo. They arrived in the latter city at noon on April 15, went direct to the Stafford house and registered as John Smith of New York and Thomas Moore of Washington. They were as signed to room 88, and immediately ordered up drinks. While waiting for the refreshments there was a knock at the door, and Dallman stepped into the apartment. He introduced himself and a satisfactory understanding was reached between the trio. Dallman told them to prepare for an early start next day, and after breakfast on the follow ing morning, April 16, he gave to No lin and Walsh two canvas grips, or telescopes. In each of these grips were about 80 pounds of dynamite, mixed to the consistency of stiff dough. Fuses were with each cake, lying on top, but unattached. It was shortly after this that the near-catastrophe occurred. ' Karl Dallman, the arch plotter in the conspiracy, turned out to be an even more picturesque character than Murray had suspected before com mencing his investigations. For, fol lowing up one clue after the other, the detective became aware - that the so called Dallman of Trenton, New Jer sey, was none other than Luke Dillon of Philadelphia, who had " figured prominently in the world-famous Cro nin case. Dillon was a member of the executive committee of the Clan-na- TRIO ! if .TEACH END 0 THE' LOCK ONE OF THE TTEN-;AND HAD A VALISE.. Gael, and defended that organization and publicly championed it, achieving more than national notoriety when, in his official capacity, he went to Chica go at the time of the murder of Dr. Cronin. At that time he denounced Alexander Sullivan, raised funds for the prosecution of those accused o! Cronin's murder; advocated the throw ing off of the oath of secrecy, so far as necessary to run down the assas sins, went on the witness stand, and by his testimony revealed the secret of the Triangle, the chief three who had ruled as the executive of the Clan- na-Gael; made public the chargee against Sullivan and fought through out on the side of the anti-Sullivan wing. The Identification was made absolute and final. Men who knew Luke Dillon, who had worked day by day near him, visited Karl Dallman and identified him positively as the former '"high official of the Clan-na- Gael. But above all Murray's careful, un- erring tracing of the chief suspect's career convinced the Canadian gov ernment that Dallman and Dillon were one. Originally Dillon was a shoema ker. In 1881 he was working at his trade at 639 Paul street. Philadelphia. The members of the dynamite trio were brought up for trial on May 25 1900. With the mass of damning evi dence accumulated by Murray's pa tient efforts and submitted to the court, there could be but one result. As the clock struck six on the even ing of May 26, the jury retired to con sider the verdict. Four minutes later they re-entered court and the three prisoners were declared guilty. The dynamiters were sentenced to impris onment for life and taken to Kingston penitentiary. For two years after the trio entered upon their prison life the general pub lic knew nothing of the identity of Karl Dallman. Then a Buffalo paper made known the fact, telling of his connection with the Cronin affair. The story was denied by some of Dillon's friends, who asserted that he had been killed during the South African war while fighting with the Boer ar my against the British. But the real, grim truth is that the once - famous leader of the Clan-na-Gael is burled alive within the walls of Kingston pen itentiary. (Copyright, 1908. by W. O. 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