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Tim TOPEKA DAILY ST1 JOTTTtlTAJS DECEMBER, SO, 1912
WAR IS BREWING POISON IN MEAT IF 10 2 Fight Between Satanta and Sublette May Come Soon. ; Family Reunion Nearly Ends in Death to Six. County Seat Fight Directed Against Santa Fe. Santa Fe, Kan., Dec 30. Another county seat war is brewing in south west Kansas. Sublette and Satanta. the two new towns on the Santa Fe's Colmer cut-off in Haskell county, want to rob Banta Fe of the county seat honor. The towns are but a few weeks old. having sprung up like magic with the advent of the railroad. Most of their inhabitants are former Santa Fe residents who deserted and moved their residences and business houses on trucks to the new rivals that they might be in touch with the outside world. Petit ins circulated through the county have received sufficient sig natures for a special election and the forces are aligning for the most bitter scrap since the famous Ilugoton Woodsdale fight of the boom days. Near Scene of Former Fights. Western Kansas has seen a number of county 6eat fights and most of them bring sorrowful reminiscences. The Hugoton-Woodsdale fight in Stevens, another of the "railroadless" counties, brought on the famous "meadow mas sacre" In which five Woodsdale men were surprised and killed in a hay meadow between the towns. Col. Sam "Wood, founder of Woodsdale and prom- I Inent political was later killed by Jim Brennan. a Kugoton gunman, Hugoton won and Woodsdale d.sappeared. The Cimarron-Ingalls scrap in Gray county resulted in the raiding of Cimarron by armed Ingalls partisans In an attempt to caoture the county records. Cimar ron business buildings still retain bullet holes of the pitched battle, tn which one was killed and several wounded. F. M. Luther, present Cimarron mayor, chased an Ingalls gunman around the hotel 16 times to get a shot at him, finally getting a bullet through his own sombrero that clipped off a lock of hair. Steve Cave in the Game. T"rairie Dog Steve" Cave, former representative and postmaster here leads the Sublette forces tn the coming election. Both new towns urge that the rapid dwindling of Santa Fe from its moving to the new road make it unfit the honor It now holds. During a re cent term of court visitors, lawyers. Jurors and witnesses were provided with improvised bunks In the few re maining buildings as all public ac commodations have gone. At a recent celebration here the accommodations were so poor a dance was instituted in the town hall and visitors danced 'and slept In turns throughout the night, the town not having sufficient beds to ac commodate the entire crowd at once. THIRTX-TIIKEE WANT DIVORCE, Twenty-Sin Wives and Seven Hus bands Seek Freedom. Hutchinson, Kan., Dec. 30. It will be a long series of sordid tales of woe and domestic tragedy that will be poured into the ears of Judge Prigg, when he assumes the office of judge of this district court next month. For twenty-six Reno county wives will petition him with pleas for di vorces from their husbands, on the grounds of cruelty, mistreatment and desertion. There are thirty-three cases on the divorce docket for the January term of court, twenty-six of the suits being filed by unhappy wives and seven by husbands. Ten of the thirty-three cases will be contested, an unusually large number, for as a rule there is no opposition made in such cases. Of the thirty-three divorce petitions, more than one-half are based on grounds of cruelty, in one form or another. The majority of the wives allege that their husbands had mis treated them and either abandoned them or forced a separation. IIE CHOKES TO DEATH. After Theater Lunch Keeps Doctor Busy All Kight. Aged Reno Pioneer Strangles While 1 jtting Supper. Hutchinson, Kan., Dec. 30. F. M. Spangler, a pioneer settler of north western Reno county, who had lived in "Walnut township for nearly forty years, choked to death while eating supper. Mr. Spangler, who was 77 years of age, had made his home, since the death of his wife fifteen years ago, with B. J. Ragland and family, in Walnut township, Mrs. Ragland being bis stepdaughter. He was very nervou3 and somewhat palsied from age, and it supposed that while eating he strangled on coffee. The deceased came to Reno county in 1873 from Illinois, locating on a claim in Walnut township, being one of the first settlers in that part of the county. The Raglands had located there a few months previously, and they had the only house in all that section of the country. Mr. Spangler settled on a homestead near them, he having married the mother of Mrs. k. J. Ragland. Mr. Spangler was an old soldier and a member of the O. A. R. post at Sterling. Hutchinson, Kan., Dec. 30. From a merry family party,- the home of J. H. Stevens, was converted into a hos pital in short order. There has been a family reunion at the Stevens home this week, over Christmas. Some of the relatives and guests had gone home, but those who remained came down town, attended the theater, and on returning home had a chili supper. Th chili was made at home, and it is supposed that the meat used was infected. There were eight people par ticipating in the little family gathering, but only ix of them partook of the chili. All six were soon sick. Dr. W. F. Schoor. who was hastily summon ed, worked nearly all night with the suffering members of the family. He found every evidence of ptomaine pois oning. Those who were stricken were Mrs. Culver of Nickerson, her little son, the two sons and daughters of Airs. John ston of Hoisington, and Mr. Stevens, six in all. The Culver boy was in the most ser- . ious condition, and for a time Dr. Schoor feared he would die. j Mrs. Stevens prepared the chili her- ' self, with the assistance of her guests. It is supposed that the meat, which she had bought down town and had ground for the purpose, was contami nated with ptomaines. MssCCKNBOGERLAST ST" & TWO BOYS OAPTCRE BURGLAR. Half Mile Chase Begins When They Visit Pantry. Kansas City, Dec. 30. Perhaps the fact that his father, L. D. Breyfogle, is a deputy sheriff of Johnson county. Kan., had something to do with George Breyfogle, 14 years old, overcoming boyish fears long enough to take a leading part in capturing a burglar found ransacking the Breyfogle home at Overland park. Anyway, a man who refuses to give his name and says his address is Kan sas City, is locked in the Johnson county jail at Olathe as a result of the courage of young Breyfogle and his companion, Harvey Hesner, also 14 years old. The members of the Breyfogle fam ily, except George, were visiting rela tives in Olathe yesterday. George was spending the day with Harvey. In the afternoon the two boys decided the Breyfogle pantry might offer delicacies for a lunch. When they entered the house a noise that Indicated someone moving upstairs was heard. Then a window was raised and sud denly a man In overalls flashed by. The boys seized shotguns and follow ed. After half a mile chase the boys halted their prisoner and he was marched to the home of George's un cle. Homer Breyfogle, a constable at Overland park. The Breyfogle home was a picture of disorder but the timely arrival of the two boys evidently prevented the thief from carrying away any valuables. When the robber heard the boys in the house he lowered himself from a second story window to within eight feet of the ground and jumped and ran. Corndodger A Right Shoe for Women With Foot Troubles Miss Corndodger comes from the famous "Stetson" Factory makers of Comfort Street Shoes for men and women. It is a shoe of the real sensible kind shaped along the natural lines of the foot. Made of a soft Glazed Kid, in the Blucher style, with Cap Toe and Medium Heel and Sole. Good looking and exceedingly comfortable at $5.00 a Pair J I ten pages and was an explanation of the writer's views regarding the here after. Religious doctrines were de nounced. Mr. Alexander prepared the list of pallbearers five years ago. Mr. Alexander was 76 years old and had lived in Neosho county 4 2 years. He served during the Civil war in Company L Fourteenth Pennsylvania cavalry. He died suaaemy oi neaiu failure. CHRISTMAS PRESENT LATE But 1 1 u got on 's Railroad Will Arrive in Ten Days. Dodge City, Kan., Dec. 30. Chief En gineer J. W. Stewart, of the Santa Fe, was here, following an Inspection of the new Colmor cutoff. "It was a great disappointment to Uie Santa Fe as well as the Hugotians," lie said, "that the line did not reach Hugoton Christmas morning, as planned. We wanted to give Hugoton its first train as a Christmas present. All the bridges, save one small one. are completed and tile steel gang will finish the remaining 10 miles and reach Hugoton by Jan. 10. Then the old timers down there will put on the biggest barbecue ever held in western Kansas." All the right of way has been secured to the Kansas-Oklahoma line and the line will he continued southwest from Hugo ton at once. ET7LL MOOSERS STILL WORKING. V. S. Sartin Wants Party to Organize January 29. Kansas City, Dec. 30. IT. S. Sartin. of Kansas City. Kan., state chairman of the Kansas Progressive provisional committee, has issued a public letter calling upon the Progressives through out the state to assemble Kansas day, January 29, a, the respective county seats and organize for future cam paigns. Fourteen hundred copies of the letter were mailed. It was suggested that five women and five men from every voting precinct be chosen. The advisability of Inter esting the women in the movement is pointed out by the chairman. GETS TOO CLOSE TO MULE. MISSING KAXSAN FOUND DEAD. Ray Meeks Is Believed to Have Shot Himself. Iola. Kan Dec 30. T.vinp' unHor -i bridge spanning Elm Creek, the body' of Ray Meeks, who disappeared re- i cently from his home in Bassett, was found late today. He had been shot through the head and it is believed he lulled himself. He left a wife and infant child. FOR CONSTIPATION A Medicine That Does Not Cost Any. thing Unless It Cures. The active medicinal ingredient of Rexall Orderlies which is odorless, tasteless and colorless is a compara tively new discovery. Combined with other extremely valuable ingredients. It forms a perfect bowel regulator. In testinal invlgorator and strengthener. Rexall Orderlies are eaten like candy and are notable for their agreeable -ness to the palate and gentleness of action. They do not cause- griping or any disagreeable effect or inconven ience. Unlike other preparations for a like purpose, they do not create a habit, but Instead they act to overcome th cause of habit acquired through the tise of ordinary laxatives cathartiof and harsh physic and permanently re move the cause of constipation or Ir regular bowel action. We will refund your money without argument rf they do not do as we sav they will. Two sizes. 25c and 10c Sold only at our store The Rexal' Store. Weightman's Pharmacy, tth ked Kan, ave. Adv. C. W. Brown Is Nursing Broken Jaw Now. Lyons. Kan., Dec. 30. After return ing home from church C. W. Brown had occasion to go close to a mule and the mule let drive at him with his foot, striking him on the left jaw, breaking a bone and bruising his face very badly. Dr. Vermillion was call ed, and the fracture was set and the sufferer was made as comfortable as possible. It will be a long time before he will again want to interview the business end of a mule. CANT SET HIS ARM. Doctors Not Strong Enough to Handle Workman. Dodge City, Kan., Dec. 30. William Xicfclewaite. workman on the new S100.OJU Ford county court house, takes the priss as a strong man. Christmas day he fell down stairs at his hotel, dislocating r"u shoulder. He is so strong all attempts to pull his arm into place have failed, the arm pulling the doctors to the patient. Doctors say it will be necessary to ad minister an exceptionally strong anas thettc. imprison the arm and shoulder 1:1 a specially prepared brace and then, per haps, three or four physicians can pull it into place. WROTE OWN FUNERAL SERMON. C. E. Alexander Had It Prepared Eight Years Ago." ' Cha$iute, Kan.. Dec. 30. Carrying out the instructions of Charles E. Al exander, a Civil war veteran. ex Mayor F. M. Abbott, a friend, read at his funeral here the address prepared by Mr. Alexander eight years ago. The address covered eleven typewrit- HE PLEADS FOR STRANGERS. A. B. Reeves Hopes Davis and Barnes Slay Be Freed. Dodge City, Kan., Dec. 30. Among those who pleaded with Governor Stubbs on clemency day recently was A. B. Reeves, recent Democratic can didate for supreme justice. As the re sult of his conference with the gov ernor, Mr. Reeves feels that two peni tentiary convicts, forgotten by all the outside world save him, will be pa roled. The men are Joe Davis and Frank Barnes, two transient harvest hands convicted here 12 years ago of a murder in the Santa Fe yards and given life sentences. There were some thirty suspects and the evidence decidedly circumstantial. They were unknown here, friendless, penniless and no relatives came forth to aid them. The Judge' appointed Mr. Reeves and T. A. Scates to defend. The men convinced Reeves of their Innocence and he has twice tried to gain their freedom, both times at his own ex pense. The men are model prisoners at Lansing. Both have been trusties for years and neither has a black mark on his prison record. SCENTS TO THESE CASES. Some Larned Litigation Should Be Deodorized. Larned, Kan.. Dec 80. A jury has awarded J. Newton Parrish $1,820 damages because the city sewer ran though his back yard. The evidence on both sides was largely the estimates of expert seentsmen on the intensity of the sewer's odor. A farmer named Countryman came to town with another odoriferous com plaint J. D. Burton, he said, had stolen 27 of his many skunk skins from his farm south of Garfield Thurs day night. An investigation showed v. j cirinnH wit htho bier smell on the Missouri Pacific after an alter cation with the trainmen as to wnem er he should ride. The hides are valued at $75. . i;ouoiy aiwj ' - - swore out a grand larceny warrant and Sheriff Al Bedell has wired offi cials all over western Kansas to sniff the air frequently ana tae in me first man who smells like a skunk. THEY COME TO NORMAL. Thirteen States and Two Foreign Countries Represented at Emporia. Emporia, Kan., Dec. 30. There are students attending the Kansas State Normal school from thirteen different states and two foreign countries. Next to Kansas, Oklahoma leads with eight s'udents; Missouri, New Mexico, Iowa, Colorado and Idaho each have two students, while Michigan, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska and New York are represented by one each. Two girls are learning to be teach ers who call India their home and one Japanese' boy Is enrolled. Two of Uncle Sam's boys have decided that they would rather teach than fight. One is a. former sailor and the other is a soldier. MRS. EARLY IS DEAD. stations in the state, is the one oper ated by Herbert Tanner of Atchison, a..d a sophomore In Ottawa university. Mr. Tanner has his outrit installed in the physics laboratory of the college where it can be used by the students in that department. The range of the receiving instru ments is almost unlimited as the oper ator has picked up messages from Colon, New Orleans, Cape Hatteras, San Antonio, Bermuda and other points. BOB CLAMPETT IS DEAD. Widely Known Pioneer Traveling Salesman Leaves Large Family. Dodge City, Kan., Dec. 30. Word has been received here from Los Angeles, Cal., of the death Christmas evening ot R. D. (Bob) Clampett, a long time resi dent of Dodge City during the realy days and leader of pioneer traveling men in western Kansas. For years Clampett "covered" south west Kansas with a team of bronchos be fore the advent of the Rock Island. He began with Donlin, Drury & Co., of Atcn lson. and subsequently served Parkhurst, Davis & Co., of Topeka, and Beckham & McKnight, of Kansas City, Mo. He w.s considered the most widely knowi. known traveling sales man that ever worked tMs section. He leaves a large family. ' ' 1 - :- - Girl Tourist Moves West. D0dge City, KanC Dec. .30. Miss "Cy " Woodman, first woman transcontinental motorcyclist, who tarried here several davs in her trip across the continent be cause of a reported 18-inch snow in Colo rado, got up nerve yesterday and left to buck the snow drifts. While here she rode bronchos as a diversion and decided lS-inch snow drifts would prove tame n cmoparison. She is a good roads writer for the New York Herald and several good roads magazines. Her trip from New York has been eventful and slow both from her inclination to see the sights and because of numerous harrowing acci dents which have kept her in hospitals over a month. M Crosby s ade to kirts TVIeasure When a skirt has fashionable lines, and at the same time fits perfectly, you don't have to search further for the reason of its popularity with the wearer. Crosby Made-to-Measure Skirts are all popular. We are insistent that every woman who ha3 a skirt made here shall be thoroughly pleased and satisfied. . Many customers tell us that they never knew what skirt satisfaction was until they began to wear a Crosby made skirt. At $1.9S our minimum charge for making, you can se lect a very fashionable style from over a dozen up-to-date models. But it doesn't stop there. Yet can have any style made that you set your heart on. We are prepared to make any sort of a skirt you desire, and in each case a perfect fit, at an exceedingly moderate price. Out-of-Town Orders Properly Executed If you live at a distance and are not satisfied with the skirt service you are able to get in your own town, write to us for samples of materials and illus trations of styles. We are making skirts for many people residing at a consid erable distance from Topeka. REMEMBER you take no chance in placing your order with us. We guarantee absolute satisfaction, and pay all trans portation charges. For the reason that many lines of fashionable Dres3 Goods are now being, offered at Greatly Reduced Prices, this is an opportune time to have a skirt made. Stock Yards Man Dies. Kansas City, Dec. 30. Eugene Rust, general manager- of the Kansas City stock yards since 1903, died at his home here today after an illness of several months. Mr. Rust had "been connected with the local stock yards for 32 years. He was born at Belfast, Me., 61 years ago. J SHAWNEE Cider & Vinegar Works 127 N. Kansas Ave. Will Grind your apples. Will Buy your apples. Let us take care of your ap ples. Apple Boxes for sale. The Right place to buy elder and apples. I Phone 1252 Mrs. Blaekwell Is Dead. Larned, Kan., Dec. 30. Mrs. Wm. Blaekwell. long time resident of Paw nee county and member of a promi nent pioneer family, died here yester day, aged 27, from bloodpoisoning. She was a daughter of A. B. Fox. Funeral service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. INTEREST in your home brings happiness. Systematic saving and the In terest, accumulating, guarantees happiness in old age. Why not save $6.00 a month for 5 years and receive $350, or In 10 years $910.00. Larger payments In proportion. Call for booklet. CAPITOL BCTLDrNG AXD LOAN ASSOCIATION. 534 Kansas Ave. Chicago Limited Golden State Limited Californian 3:25 p. m. 6:1 S p. m. 10:30 p. m. Leave oauy ra icocit island Lines and arrive at La Salle Station (In the heart Jt the city). Connections with trains fci iho East at the Englewood Union Station. Automatic Block Signals Tickets and reservations Rock Island Depot. C E. BASCOM, City Passenger Agent THIS LABEL MEANS DURABILITY t Alleged Oldest Resident of Kansas Dies at Age of 83. Atchison, i Kan., Dec. 30 Mrs. Eliz abeth Early, aged 83, is dead at her home here. Friends claim she was the oldest resident of Kansas, having come to Shawnee mission, near Kan sas City, as an orphan In 1839. She lived in Atchison since 1865. As a midwife, Mrs. Early attended at the birth of nearly a thousand chil dren, many of whom are now promi nent residents of Atchison and other cities. GIVE HIM SOMETHIXG HARD. John Baker, Struck by Falling Stair case, Not Hurt. Dodge City, Kan., Dec 30. While work ing on the new Ford county court hous John Baker was struck above the ear by a falling; iron stairway weighing several thousand pounds. He got up, walked tc a doctor's office and resumed work the next day. HE HAS GOOD WIRELESS OUTFIT. Ottawan Can Pick Cp Messages From Bermuda. Ottawa, Kan.. Dec 30. What is probably one of the best and most complete private wireless telegraph Annual Midwinter Exposition at the Auditorium January 20th to February 1st Two Weeks of Fun ; Under the Direction of the h United Commercial Travelers I It will be different. It will be .better. It will be bigger, and will eclipse all 'former efforts. Get ready for the big Midwinter event.