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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATTJRTJAY. EVENING. DECEMBER 8, 1900.
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OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. Half Block From Postoffice. All Cars Pass the Oxford. I "111I1TTi1i - your home or the San- I t Early Kansas Days. From the Los Angeles Times. 1 A man who has had probably as many hairbreadth escapes and adventures of the wild west sort as a human being could hanker for. Is J. V. Brighton of 459 Avenue 21, East Los Angeles. At the age of 15 he ran away from home and joined the 115th Illinois vol unteer infantrVi serving two years and nine months in the civil war, the last nine months being spent in Anderson ville prison. At the close of the war he was ordered from Tennessee' to Texas, and was discharged there at San, An tonio in tho winter of 1S65. "During the next nine years." said Mr. Brighton, " I was a cowboy in Texas, driving cattle from San Antonio to Abi lene, Kas. "In 1867-'68 my brother and I were liv ing in Elk City, Kas. There was a big gang of cattle rustlers there who were called the Countryman and Gunn gang, which we helped to disperse. Several of them were killed and others were given long terms in the penitentiary. I served later as a state detective in. Junction City, Kas., looking up cases of illegal whisky selling and cattle stealing, and a little while after was appointed to in vestigate the Talbot murder case, and within ten days after I took it I had captured the murderers, two of whom were hanged. "It was during the palmy days of Ari zona that I saw exciting times, however. Those were the days when every man. carried a gun in lieu of a buttonhole bouquet, and gave a bullet in, place of a good morning. I was sent there Dy the Continental Cattle company, of Illi nois, to do what I could toward break ing up a gang of desperadoes and cattle rustlers, known as the Clanton gang. My wife and I drove from Pecos sta tion, Texas, to Arizona in a wagon, and went direct to Springerville, which was the gang's headquarters. They were a tough set, who would rather shoot a man than stop to argue a question in deed, it was customary in those days to have a man for breakfast' about six times a week. "Their system of operating was to steal from the- stock people, who were mostly Mormons, and then run the cat tle down into Mexico, where they would be disposed of. "I got in with the gang without their knowing who I was, and assisted in all their work, keeping in touch all the time with the proper authorities, but they finally got suspicious and laid plans to 'do me up.' They held me up one day at the muzzle of several guns, and asked me very emphatically if I was one of 'those detectives.' Of course I told them I was not, and they came to the conclusion that they had been a little hasty. "All this time I was forming my plans to kill or capture the whole out tit, and n opportunity to partly carry out my plan came when a tenderfoot from the states came into that part of the country and bought up 200.000 head of cattle and started a ranch. The leaders of the Clanton gang applied to the tenderfoot for positions with his out fit to look after the cattle, but he re fused to have anything to do with them. One day they sent him a note, asking him to call at their ranch, and when he arrived they deliberately shot the man dead. "The gang fled to the mountains, and wanted me to go along, too, but I ex cused myself by saying I was going 'hunting.' I meant it, too, for I jumped on my horse and rode to the county seat, where I talked up my plans to the sheriff. He wanted to send out a posse, but I said I could do better alone. I did, however, take one deputy along. I had been over the trail, of course, and also knew every member of the gang by sight. "We rode post haste to "Wilcox, and were told there that the gang had fled to Mexico. I knew this was untrue, and on the way back to Solomonville I learned that they were hiding in the hills near there. I went to the sheriff of the town and notified him that the gang were there, and to arrest any of them who came to town. - "While I was saddling my horse in the corral the hostler told me he had seen one of the Clanton boys in town that very morning at the sheriff's office, getting some checks cashed. I also learned that the sheriff himself was as tough a nut as any of the Clantons. and was told that he wanted me 'done up,' and that several of his own deputies were cattle thieves and murderers of the toughest type. "Miller and I saddled up and rode across the Gila river and lay in the hills all day. The next morning we struck the camp of a cowboy named 'Peg-leg" Wilson, and here we stopped to get breakfast. As we were kindling a tire we heard the clatter of horse's hoofs along the trail, and glancing up we saw 'Ike' Clanton approaching. Miller straightened up, and Clanton saw and recognized him immediately. He wheeled his horse and unslung his Win chester, starting to ride around us. I grabbed my rifle and covered him, shouting at the same time to hold up his hands and to halt. Miller yelled: 'Shoot the !' Clanton, refused to halt and I fired at him, hitting him un der the arm. He reeled in the saddle, and I gave him another, which struck the cantle of the saddle and went through his body. He dropped, and when we ran up we found him as dead as a mackerel. One of the gang- had been wiped out, and one of its worst members. "Tying the body on his horse, we con tinued on our way and soon met three cowboys, who helped us bury Clantoivs body As we were about to place the body in the grave I happened to think that Clanton had once told me that if I was present whenever he 'turned up his toes' to be sure and pull off his boots before tie was buried as his people had often declared that he would be buried with his boots on, and he wished to show that they were mistaken. I pulled off his footgear, high top boots that cost Clanton $12, and were inlaid with silver stars and had a fine pair of silver spurs at the heels, and put them on my feet. "When I got back to Springville a man who was a friend of Clanton saw me and recognized the boots and asked me where I got them. I told him a hatched-up yarn, but he refused to be lieve it, and we came near having a fight over the matter.Clanton was an all round bad man. and had a record of 19 kills to his credit. I saw him kill two men myself, just for the mere 'fun of the thing,' he called it. "Springville and Solomonville were at that time the two toughest towns in the United States without exception. After the Clanton gang were indicted I was arrested for the shooting of Ike Clanton, and while on my way to the fort told the officer who had charge of me that his deputies were all horse thieves and all-round desperadoes. I was released after six days' confinement, and went to Solomonville, where I met one of these deputies, who asked me if I had told the sheriff that his deputies were des peradoes. I said I had done nothing of the kind. I had to lie more than once to save my life. "While at breakfast this sheriff who had taken me to the fort happened to ride into town, and the deputy went to him with my denial of his story. He came tearing over to the restaurant and asked if I hadn't told him that his dep uties were all desperadoes. I said I had done nothing of the kind a bold bluff, by the way and at the same time I jerked my gun, grabbed the fellow by the neck, shoved him back against a tel egraph pole and began to maul him over the head with the butt of the weapon. Some of the boys came rushing out of the saloon and grabbed me and threw my gun across the street, smashing the stock of the weapon. Then they held me while the sheriff turned the tables, and belabored me to his heart's content, af ter which they let me go and gave me $20 to buy a new gun, remarking that I would better be careful what I said in the future. "I started for Tucson, and on the way met Judge C. and told him what had happened. He advised me to swear out a warrant for the arrest of the sheriff on the charge of assault, and offered to help me carry out the warrant. Wre rode back to Solomonville and formed a plan to capture the sheriff. I was to enter in to conversation with him, and the judge was to come around the corner of the saloon at the proper time and cover him with a shotgun. Our plans worked to perfection. I found the man sitting out in front of the saloon alone with his guns strapped on ready for business. I sauntered up and engaged in conversa tion and at the signal the Judge poked his shotgun around the corner of the sa loon and yelled: " 'Hands up, you!" " 'Yes,' I laughed, 'put 'em up good and high, too.' "The fellow began to beg like a good one, as I put the irons on him, saying that he didn't want to be carried to jail with the bracelets on, and promising to give me no trouble if I would take them off. I did so, and also gave him back his gun, and he kept his word. "Another time a desperado who was a member of the old Quantrell gang who raided and burned Lawrence, Kan., with the Jesse James gang, was a justice of the peace at Springerville nice office for such a character, wasn't it? Well, I had a lawsuit before him regarding a settlement of some ditches I was having dug. He was very friendly during the trial, and would adjourn court with amazing regularity to go out and take a drink with me at any time. At night he decided the case against me, and I was mad, as I knew, and everyone else did, that I should have been given the decision. After supper he came into the saloon, and swaggering up to me, said: " "Do you suppose a man who was with Quantrell and burned Lawrence, Kan., would give a Yankee the decision in any case?' "I pulled my gun on him and told him to reconsider that case instanter. The fellow was scared at my bravado, and promised to do the square thing. The next day he fixed the matter in my fa vor. "Yes, shooting out the lights and 'tak ing the town' were common occurrences in those days, and I have often seen some of those half-drunken despera does, ride their horses into a saloon and jump the animal up on a billiard table. Another trick was to cock a big revolver and set it spinning on the bar. When the thing fell to the floor some one generally got the contents." Mr. Brighton was one of the men who were instrumental in running down the famous Evans and Sontag gang in the northern part of the state a few years ago. LAST OF THE BUCCANEERS. From the Boston Post. The memory of the last of the buccan eers has again been revived by the dis covery of undoubted relics of his career as far north as Bangor, Me. It is true the present discovery amounts to nothing more definite than a hole which is said to be the exact size of the reported mysterious boxes of gold which the dougrhty Captain Kidd is believed to have strewn along the coast of America, and which have been traced all the way from South Carolina to the present loca tion, wrhich is believed to be the "farthest north" yet made in Kidd's record Of course, however, a hole can not sustain a pirate's reputation and the present treasure trove includes also, as yesterday's dispatch from Bangor states, "an old fashioned lip, such as covered all old-fashioned locks, and a broken key, found near the hole." There, the narrator naively adds, are "proof of the discovery. The legend that has existed for years in this favored locality, that some of the coveted "remains' of the great pirate were buried at Eber's Point, in the im mediate vicinity, is thus proved to have a somewhat more stable foundation than the credulous imagination of several suc cessive generations of Maine farmers. "Many parties," says the dispatch be fore referred to, "have dug over the ground in the hope of finding the treas ure. The land is owned by Messrs. Wood man and Buzzell, and Mr. Woodman has discovered a hole from which it is evident a box 12x16 inches has been removed.' Historic hole! In addition to grandly stimulating the imagination of the whole American nation, to say nothing of the pitch of frenzy to which the dwellers of Eber's Point have been wrought, this par allelogram of, let us say, space, will at once take its place among the great leg ends which ho-er fondly over Captain Kidd's name. These have connected his place of hiding, or rather that of his treasure Kidd himself was, we believe, hanged in England, as the natural close of his picturesque career with almost every island, peninsula or promontory, to say nothing of every natural cave, grill v or even promising growth of underbrush on the Atlantic coast. Some of the most likely of these leg- r. s- tt B 73 ft V "Zil Acrf?eajjntfy axdJbompty. Cleanses the System Gently and Effectually when bilious or costive. Jrvsents in tlie most acceplabeform the laatire principles of panTs An own to act most 2eneiloiaIy: TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS BUY THE CENUINE MANFD. BY CALIFORNIA nGSYRUPCO. SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. LOUISVILLE , KY. NEW YORK. H.Y. for sate tjr druggists price 50 per totfe. Symjf-Figs ends have been done into immortal fic tion and have even tigured on the stase. Who can forget Edgar Foe's weird story of the "Gold Bug." wherein the genius of this consummate artist is devoted to evolving the mystery In a cryptogram which stands today one of the'euriosities of literature. The scene of the story is laid on an is land off the Carolinian coast. Northward past the ,sea boundaries of Virginia a somewhat unpromising spot, as being too densely populated in the bold pirate's time, and which fancy seems to have left quite untouched northward to such unromantic preserves as New Jersey and the shores of Long Island, the legend bears us. It is even reported on credible author ity that a substantial citizen of Boston crossing the common less than a twelve, month ago in the company of a spiritual medium received a startling real "mes sage" to the effect that the long-sought-for gold lay buried there. This last must be accepted aa belonging rather to The realm of pure imagination than the more credible tales which have transformed a considerable portion of the Atlantic coast into veritable sand heaps. The Maine discovery, however, restores us once more to the realm of material things, and must be considered as the most important con tribution to the history of the most pic turesque period in American history that has been vouchsafed us for a generation. The reign of romantic tiction is now upon us, and although there are many good single stories a syllogism of this grand cycle of American legends is evidently the golden opportunity for the creator of a "Richard Carvel." HUMOR OF THE DAY. "Mamma,", said Johnny, "I don't be lieve this is a health food." "Why not, son?" "It tastes good." Chicago Tribune. In Brooklyn. "Do you want a trans fer?" asked the conductor. "What for?" asked the man with the alligator bag. "So that you can take another car." "No, sir; I have waited twenty min utes for this one, and I propose to hang on to it." Washington Star. She (after reading of the shipwreck) Oh, my! They say it was the most avful disaster of recent years. Only one man survived to tell the story. Isn't that terrible! He Frightful! What a horrible bore that man will be. Philadelphia Press. "If Todd whistles any dog will follow him." "And if Wailer sings any dog will fol low him." "How far?" "Oh, until it gets a good grip on him." Philadelphia Record. Dwelley I say, Dombey, why don't you join our club? You'll find all the comforts of home there. Dombey Home's good enough for me at my house I enjoy all the com forts of a club. Boston Transcript. "The lady missionary declines to go to Kentucky." "Why?" "She says she'd feel just as safe in China and get more bric-a-brac. In dianapolis Journal. Grogan I suppose you know it is the proper caper now not to serve butter at dinner. Hogan That's always been the rule at our boarding house. They serve oleo instead, you know. Boston. Transcript. "Well, Daisy, shall we pay the house rent or give a dinner?" "Why, give the dinner, of course! What good will paid-up house rent do us if we lose our social position?" Life, Farmer Greene Glad t' see ye home. Silas How's things in N" York? Farmer Brown Hustlin'. Joshua! Hustlln'! Why, th' way folks hush araoun' there ye'd think th' cows wuz loose in th' cabbage patch th" hull tar nation time! Puck. "I am sorry to say I have no money," complacently remarked the seedy-looking chap.as the conductor came through for his fares; "can't you let me ride free, just as a joke?" "I think the joke has been carried far enough." replied the conductor, as he reached for the bell cord. Philadelphia Record. Mistress "Margaret, what does that policeman want around here so much? Whom does he come to see?" Maid "I don't think, ma'am, he comes to see you: so there's no occasion for you to worry yourself about him." Boston Transcript. "Isn't this a dreadful looking shirt, Alice?" "It is, indeed, Arthur; it fits Just like your shirts used to fit when I made them." Indianapoli3 Journal. Tommy Pop, what does "TT. of P." mean on the football sweaters? Tommy's Pop (who had wagered a ten spot) I guess it must mean "uncertain ty of playing." Philadelphia Record. "Yes, it's true," boasted Col. Bragg, "I've been in innumerable engagements, and yet I never lost my head." "And I've been in hundreds of them," replied the summer girl, "and never lose my heart." Indianapolis Journal. Miss Wunder Is Mr. Rhymesom a true poet? Miss Gabbeigh Yes, Indeed. They say he applied at the city hall for a poetic license last week. Ohio State Journal. Visitor Does your big sister give you all her dresses when she outgrows them? Little Girl No, ma'am; she used to, but now she turns them Into rainy-day skirts. Chicago News. Reward of Merit. Nellie "Gracious! How do you manage to knit so much in so short a time?" Ninette "Every time I do ten rows I give myself a chocolate cream." Chicago Tribune. In Brooklyn "Do you boil your wa ter before drinking it?" "Boil it! Well, I guess not. I'd rather drink a menag erie than a cemetery any day." Life. A Parasite. Towne "It seems Jer kins has just discovered that he has a family tree." Browne "Yes:it's on out growth of his successful business plant." Philadelphia Times. The Regular Procedure. First Office Boy "Wot'll yer do if de boss raises yer salary from tree ter five?" Second Office Boy "Well, I hain't fully decided 'cept dat I'll take up golf." Puck. A Champion. Miss Pinkerly "Don't you think, Mr. Tutter, that Miss Van Antler is a beautiful girl?" Young Tut ter "Yes, Miss Clara. But you were no doubt just as beautiful at her age." Detroit Free Press. Jearaes Did you ring, mem? Madam Yes. If Mrs. De Smythe calls ask her to wait. Jeamesr I thought you wasn't coming back till late. mem. Madam Ofcourse I'm not. 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