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MEN WITH NERVE.
Bloody Battle with Burglars in an
Ohio Town. -
. E. Ilalrrt and XV. J. lilltler Showed of
Wbat 6tnfX Hrave Fellows Are Mitde
One U 11 Known Robber's Head
Elyria, O., Nov. 15. Marshal Henry
Krohm was seriously sho and an un
known burglar had his head blown
off in a battle here early Friday. The
shooting occurred during- a fight with
four robbers who completely terror
ized the town. The gang stole horses
and rigs, entered several houses and
shot recklessly in a wild charge down
the main street of the town. J. E.
Baird was awakened by burglars in
his house. He got up and saw two
masked men standing on either side
of his bed. Drawn revolvers were
juiuicu a.b uis neau, out in spue 01
this he jumped from bed and grap
pled with the intruders. In the
darkness they broke away and fled
from the house.. The burglars then
entered the home of Town Marshal
Krohm, who opened fire on them.
When he had shot three times, one
of the robbers, who had jumped into
a buggy, got out and beganblazing
away at the marshal. At the third
shot the latter fell with a bullet
through his hips.
Baird, who had meantime arrived
at the scene, picked up the officer's
gun and continued the firing. The
robbers, however, drove rapidly
away. Eaird followed them to the
borne of Superintendent W. J. Hil
lier, of the Cleveland, Elyria & West
ern railway. Even when Baird again
opened fire on the robbers they
walked into the Hillier home, after
smashing in the door. The noise on
the street aroused Hillier and he
reached for his gun, loaded with
quail shot. A burglar cautidusly
opened the door and Hillier blew his
head off with the first discharge..
The other robber turned and ran but
Hillier discharged the second barrel.
The robber yelled and tottered but
did not fall. He ran into the street
and disappeared. A posse was at
once formed and is pursuing "the rob
bers. Marshal Krohm is seriously
and perhaps fatally wounded. It is
not known how badly the other rob
ber is hurt. The dead robber's linen
is marked "Davis." He had in his
pocket a mileage book sold at Oil
City, Pa., to "Mr. Davis."
MUST LIVE ON LESS.
Secretary of War Root Expect to Save
83,000 a Da j on the Cost of Ra
tions to Soldiers.
Washington, Nov. 15. In "addition
to the ten. per cent, reduction of
estimates ordered by Secretary Boot,
there are several notable reductions
in army appropriations which arise
from scientific adjustments. The most
notable of these is the decrease in the
case of rations. The private soldiers"
ration is estimated to cost 30 cents a
day. Without injuring the efficiency
and wholesomeness of the ration, the
commissary department believes that
It is possible to feed the soldiers at a
smaller expense, and the ration for
this year will cost 25 cents a day. On
the basis of a force of 60,000 men
this will result in saving $3,000 a daj-,
or $1,095,000 annually. The total re
duction in the commissary depart
ment will probably be close to $10,
600,000, caused in the main by the re
duction of the force in the Philippines
and the consequent decrease in the
expense of supplies. The reduction of
the array will materially assist in this
scaling down of expenses.
BALLOTS WERE INVALIDATED.
In Kansas 37.400 Men Lost Their Totes
liecause the Pencil Was Sot Wield
Topeka. Kan., Nov. 15. The inch
cations are from the. election returns
thus far received that W. J. Bailey,
republican candidate for governor,
will have about 41,000 plurality. Tak
ing the figures of Secretary Curran,
of the fusion committee, as a basis,
there have been 37,400 votes wrongly
cast and thrown out. Of these 28,
000 were democratic, 6,000 republican,
2,000 socialist, and 1,400 prohibition.
In case of a contest these figures
throw some light on the situation.
New Road to the Golf.
Aansas City, Mo., Nov. 15. A new
ailroad is being projected from Kan
sas City to New Orleans by certain
people, one of whom is Charles E.
Gibbs, of this city. The line of the
proposed road . is to be through
Springfield, Mo.; Yellville and Little
Rock, Ark.; Natehez, Miss., and Ba
ton Rouge, La. Thus, it will be seen,
its course runs through what is now
Frisco and Missouri Pacific territory.
Increase for 90.000 Employes.
.Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 15. From
point to point over the telegraph
lines of the Pennsylvania railroad
was flashed the lovful news that 99.
000 employes would receive an in
crease of ten per cent in-their salary
dating from the first of the present
Ore Shipped fiom Mrs Mo Kin ley's Mines.
Metropolis, 111., Nov. 15. The Em
pire ieaa ana zinc mines on the Illi
nois Central railwav-: in Pnno r nnntv
have just shipped the first carload of
zinc ore ever mined in Illinois. . These
mines ' are on land owned by Mrs.
William McKinley, widow of the late
president, and were operated by the
Saxtons several years after the civil
war for lefed, but so much carbonate
Of Zinc Ore Was found that. tb mines
were finally abandoned, the value of
ne Drown-coiored rock not being
TRIED TO KILL A KING.
A obi nl, an Italian Anarchist. Fired Tons
- Shots at Leopold of Belgium TObUe
En Route to Mass.
Brussels, Nov. 17. Three shots
were fired at the king of the Belgians
Satu-day as he was proceeding
to the cathedral to attend a Te Deum
in memory of the late Queen Marie
Henriette. No one was hurt.
The man who fired the shots is an
Italian. He stood in front of the
Bank of Brussels on the Rue Royale.
The other chambers in his revolver
proved to be blank, so it is presumed
that those fired were equally harm
less. The man was immediately arrest
ed and the police had some difficulty
in rescuing him from the hands of
the crowd. He gave the name of
Robini. The ro3'al cortege consisted
of several carriages, besides that of
the king, containing the count and
.countess of Flanders, the prince and
princess Albert of Flanders, the
princess Clementine and aides-decamp
and ladies of honor.
When examined by the police Ro
bino confessed that he intended to
fchoot King Leopold, and said he held
AFTER FIFTY YEARS.
Three Missouri Farmers Found Their Aifef
Mother from Whom They Were Sep
arated When Small Children.
Kokomo, Ind., Nov. 17. A remark
able family reunion was held here
Saturday. Mrs. Catherine Roach, 90
years old, an inmate of the county
poorhouse, received a visit from her
three sons, George, William arid
Lewis, who were kidnaped when they
were children, too young to remem
ber their mother and for more than
50 years lived in ignorance of the
latter's existence. -The boys were
stolen at the instigation of their
father and taken to California. Their
mother was told that they were
killed by Indians. The father died
without telling his sons of their
mother's whereabouts. The men are
now well-to-do residents of Kearney,
Mo. The reunion was brought about
by a friend of the family.
Took Law In Its Hands.
Elizabethtown, Ky., Nov. 17. Har
lan Buckles, Who was Saturday sen
tenced to life imprisonment for the
murder of Robert L. Reid, deputy
marshal, was hanged by a mob early
yesterday morning. The mob consist
ed of 75 men, some of whom are sup
posed to have come from Larue coun
ty. On account of the number they
had little difficulty in getting Buckles
from the jail. He was taken to the
courthouse yard and hanged to a
tree, after which the mob dispersed
To Enllt Soldiers" Mothers.
Chicago, Nov. 17. Opinions of
mothers of regular army soldiers are
to be used by the W. C. T. U. in
support of the contention that the
anti-canteen law should not be re
pealed by congress. Each of the 10,-
000 local chapters of the organization
will be urged to communicate with
the mothers of soldiers in their local
ities and ask their opinion of the can
Packinghouse riant Wiped Oat.
Sioux City, la., Nov. 17. Armour &
Co.'s packing plant, which occupied
four acres of the stock yards and
was valued at $900,000, was totally
destroyed early yesterday morning
by a fire which started on the sec
ond floor of the fertilizer building
and is thought by Manager Lennon
to have been due either to spontane
ous combustion or to an imperfect
Roller Mills at Carthage Horned.
Carthnge, Mo., Nov. 17. The Cow
gill & Hill roller mills and building
were completely destroyed by fire
here Saturday night. The buildi-g
was the oldest mill in Jasper coun
ty. It was erected in 1S75 at a cost
of $35,000. In the building 40,000
pounds of flour, 800 sacks of bran
and a considerable amount of wheat
were stored and is a complete loss,
partially covered by insurance.
A Sensitive School-Teacher Salc'des.
New York, Nov. 17. Dread of be
ing summoned to answer a charge of
roughly treating one of the children
of her class is supposed to have been
the cause of the suicide of Miss Colia
Ettleson, a public school-teacher,
who died yesterday after drinking
carbolic acid. Miss Ettleson, who
was 22 years of age, was the daugh
ter of a Chicago merchant.
Did Policeman Aid a Theft?
Chicago, Nov. 16. Chief O'Neill has
ordered the suspension. of. Patrolman
Patrick' J. Maloney for 30 days, pend
ing investigation and the outcome of
the charge of complicity in the bur
glary of HagermaTi's jewelry store.
Slasns Crown Prince. to TTed.
London, Nov.y 16. The Evening
News announces that the crown
prince of Siam is engaged to marry
the eldest daughter of the emperor
of Japan. The princess is 14 years of
Government Hollaing to Coat 0268.980
St. Louis, Nov. 16. The contract
for the erection of the government
building at" the Louisiana Purchase
exposition was let at $26S,980.
Mere Children In Fatal Flcht,'
Peoria, 111., Nov. 16. narry Robins,
aged eight years, is dead as a result
of an injury to the stomach caused by
a brick thrown by Willie Curtis, aged
nine. The boys are inmates of the
home of the friendless. In. a quarrel
"on Wednesday Curtis hit his compan
ion with the missile.
F're to St. Loots.
St. Louis, Nov. 17. Fire destroyed
the plant of the Michigan Cereal com
pany and damaged the building and
stock of the Povyer Printing com'
pany, adjoining, t
PRISON FOR ED BUTLER.
ne Jury at Colombia Was Unanimous at
to She Gain of the St- Louis
Political 11 oss." .
Columbia, Mo., Nov. 15. CoL Ed
ward Butler, millionaire and politi
cian of St. Louis, on trial charged
with attempting to bribe Dr. Chap
man, of the St. Louis board of health,
in order to influence his vote on the
indorsement of a garbage contract
with the city, has been found guilty
by the jury, which assessed the pun
ishment at three years in the peni
tentiary. T. H. Hickman, foreman
of the jury, says the verdict was
reached on the first ballot.
Col. Butler and his wife, his two
sons, Congressman James J.and Ed
ward, Jr., and their wives were in
the court room when the verdict was
received. All eyes were turned to
ward Butler. A defiant glance came
to his face, then his features sub
sided into the expression of half dis
gust which he wore while listening
to the testimony and arguments.
Butler was asked his opinion of the
verdict. He made no reply; instead
Congressman James J. Biler said:
"It was an outrage. That jury was
fixed." A motion for a new trial was
When asked-by Judge Hockaday if
he had anything to offer why sen
tence should not be passed on him,
Edward Butler said: "I have nothing
to say, your honor, further than that
I am not guilty of the charge pre
ferred against me." "The jury has
passed on that question, Mr. Butler,"
was Judge Hockaday's reply. "In ac
cordance with the verdict I sentence
you to imprisonment in the state
penitentiary for a term of three
years." The filing of an appeal to
the supreme court followed. Judge
Hockaday fixed Butler's bond at $10,
000, which was signed by a number
tf prominent citizens of Columbia.
SITTING AS A COURT.
Seven Commissioners Appointed by Fresh
dent Roosevelt Begin the Hearing of
Evidence at Scran ton, Pa.
Scranton, Pa., Nov. 15. The com
mision appointed by President Roose
velt to arbitrate the differences ex
isting between the anthracite mine
workers and their employers to-day
began the hearing of the miners' side
of the case. After the workmen have
concluded their case the operators
will make their defense. It is ex
pected that more than two weeks will
be taken up in hearing both slides.
The hearings are being held in the
beantiful chamber of the state su
perior court. The seven commission
ers have seats on the bench. In front
of them are three long tables, one for
President Mitchell and his attorneys,
one for the lawyers of the coal com
panies, and the third for the attor
nejrs of the independent operators.
Two Hawaiian Officials Short.
Washington, Nov. 15. Official re
ports of defalcations by two promi
nent officials of the Hawaiian govern
ment were received by the secretary
of the interior yesterday from Gov.
Dole. William II. Wright, the treas
urer of the territory, admitted he
was $17,950 short and B. H. Wright,
chief clerk of the department of pub
lic works of Hawaii, is charged with
embezzlement of $8,272.
With Wealth Comes Popularity.
Hiawatha, Kan., Nov. 15. Miss Liz
zie Boyce, the. Brown county girl who
received word that she had been left
$1,000,000 by an aged man on account
of kindness shown him, has received
many proposals of marriage and
many men admirers have sent their
pictures to her.
Dady's Agent Stole 810,000.
Havana, Nov. 15. Col. Michael J.
Dady, of Brooklyn, has complained to
the detective bureau that his confi
dential agent in Cuba is missing, -to
gether with $10,000 alleged to have
been intrusted to him for the pur
chase of the waterworks at Cienfue-
Voted to Expel John A. Hlnsey.
Chicago, Nov. 15. After a hearing
that lasted nearly all week the grand
tribunal of Hlinois Knights of
Pythias has voted unanimously to ex
pel John A. Hinsey, who was retired
from the head of the board of con
trol of the endowment rank last year.
Uncle Sam Bays a Canal.
Galveston, Tex., Nov. 15. Through
the office of the United States, en
gineers the government has bought
the Galveston and Brazos canal for
$30,000. This canal was built by pri
vate parties in 1852, and is 12 miles
long and 75 fet wide.
Ex-President Cleveland Mentions HIIL
Norfolk, "Va., Nov. 15. Ex-President
Cleveland, who passed through
here on a hunting trip yesterday,
gave out an interview in which he
said David B. Hill was, in his opin
ion, a presidential possibility in 1904
Women Most Kot Be Oat Late.
Campbellsville, Ky., Nov. 15 The
town council has passe an ordinance
forbidding women to loiter on -the
streets after eight o'clock at night
Men are permitted by the ordinance
to remain out until ten o'clock.
Can Plans; Into the Bay.
Santiago, Cuba, Nov. 15. A train
of 46 cars of the Juraga mining rail
road, loaded with iron ore, . broke
loose from the engine yesterday at
LasCruces, Santiago bay, and plunged
off the end of the wharf, 20 feet into
the water. The crew jumped off the
train and escaped with slight injury
CbUd Killed la Football Gam.
Wilkesbarre, Pa-, Not. 15. Edward
Beddington, six years old, is dead oi
in ju lies received in a small boy foot
ball scrimmage Saturday. He wai
STIRRED SOUTHERN HEARTS.
In the Confederate Danghters Benalon at
New Orleans Mrs. Winder, an Ohio Del
' ejrate. Kissed the Confederate Flar.
New Orleans, Nov. 17. Probably
the most dramatic scene ever wit
nessed in a southern woman's con
vention was that enacted in Washing
ton artillery hall at the convention
of the United Daughters of the Con
federacy, when the delegates from
Ohio told how they had secured the
introduction of southern histories in
the public schools of their state
alongside the northern text. Mrs.
John H.- Winder, of Columbus, and
Mrs. Thomas B. Worcester, of Cin
cinnati, were the two reporting for
Ohio. Under the influence- of Mrs.
Winder's eloquence Mrs. T. B. Pugh,
president of the Louisiana division,
advanced with the Louisiana flag, and
Mrs. Worcester seized the North Car
olina flag and waved them above her
head. The audience rose in a burst
of applause as Mrs. Winder caught
the folds of the flags to herheart.
She knelt beneath them and touched
them with her lips.
THE NATIONAL GRANGE.
Memorial Services for Deeeased Members
Beld Yesterday The Proposed Bankers
Trnst Denounced by Master Jones.
Lansing, Mich., Nov. 17. Impres
sive exercises were held bv the Na
tional Grnnge in Representative hall
yesterday in memory of the members
of that body who have died in the
past year. Aaron Jones, master of
the grange, severely scored what he
termed the most gigantic of all mo
nopolies, the proposed bankers' trust.
He sees in the programme advocated
at New Orleans last week by some
members of the bankers' association
for the creation of a system of
branch banking an encroachment up
onthe functions of rural communi
ties of vast and serious import. He
advocated the establishing of rural
loan and trust companies, the growth
of which in Indiana, he says, has been
phenomenal in the last two years.
Worse Than Mont Pelee.
Guatemala City, Nov. 16. Revela
tions of the great loss of life and
property caused by the eruption of
the Santa Maria volcano are coming
to light. The eruptions continue.
Many hundreds of human beings were
killed and the destruction of property
is considered greater than that in the
Island of Martinique by the eruptions
of Mont Pelee.
Theodore. Jr., Has Weak Eyes.
Washington, Nov. 16. Theodore
Roosevelt, Jr., son of the president,
is coming to Washington to spend
a week that his eyes may be given a
rest. Mrs. Roosevelt received a mes
sage from the master of the school
at Groton, Mass., where the boy is
attending, announcing that his eyes
were troubling him and suggested a
Will Bailey Permit a Ball?
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 16. The Topeka
Commercial- club has offered the use
of the city's auditorium for the in
auguration ceremonies and ball next
January. If Mr. Bailey permits the
committee to arrange for an in
augural ball it will be the first one
since Gov. Morrill was inaugurated.
To Build World's Fair Hotels.
St. Louis, Nov. 17. Plans have been
prepared under the direction of Hen
ry Weaver, manager of the Planters'
for three hotels of 1,040 rooms-each
which it is proposed to erect adjoin
ing the world's fair grounds on the
north. The cost of the three struc
tures will be over $1,000,000.
To Build Union Depots.
Guthrie, Ok., Nov. 16. The Centra
Oklahoma Union Depot & Termina
company has been chartered, with $5,
000,000 capital, to erect union depots
at Guthrie and Oklahoma City, to con
struct belt lines in each city, anc
build 150 miles of railroad in centra
A Woman Stnmbies and Hreaas Her Keck
Dttawa, Kan., Nov. 17. Mrs. Henrj
Salsman, who lived with her hus
band in the-southwest suburbs, fel
over a door sill to the stable and hei
neck was broken. Her husband wai
not at home at the time and th
body was found by a neighbor.
Cash Balance In Treasury.
Washington, Nov. 16. Saturday'i
statement of the treasury balancei
in the general fund exclusive of th7
$150,000,000 gold reserve in the di
vision of redemption, shows: Avail
able cash balance, $204,539,511; gold
'"Fulton's Moidcrer Conv'eted.
Perry, Ok., Nov. 16. Edward Mar
tin has been convicted here and sen
tenced to life imprisonment for kill
ing C. A. Fulton, a prominent citizei
of GarSeld county, four years ago
Fulton's body was found in a straw
Kansas Pioneer Weary of Life.
Eureka, Ivan., Nov. 16. M. M
Wheeler, a wealthy farmer and stock
man, committed suicide by taking
carbolic acid at his home in North Eu
reka. He was 59 years old and was
one of the early settlers in Green
- Kamored Cabinet Change.
Boston, Nov. 17. Private informa
tion comes from Washington that
Gov. W. Murray Crane, of Massachu
setts, is . to enter President Roose
velt's cabinet, succeeding Secretary
Shaw, who will be given a post as
ambassador at some European court,
Increased Wa?es for Railroad Employe.
New York, Nov. 17. Announce
ments of ten per cent, increases in
wages have been made by officials
of the New York Central, the Phila
delphia & Reading and the Erie rail
The Best Kansas News.
Kansas Post Offices.
Kansas gained f our presidential
post offices during the past year
and lost 98 fourth-class post offices.
The loss of fourth-class offices
is attributed to the extension of
the rural free delivery system.
Of the 151 presidential offices in
the state, 3 are first-class offices, 30
are second-class, and 11S are third
class. Of the 1,370 fourth-class offices,
770 are money order stations. Dur
ing the year 26 fourth-class offices
were established and 110 were discon
tinued. Kansas ranks 22 in popula
tion, and 13 in the number of
presidential offices. It ranks 14 in
compensation of fourth-class post
masters, the average yearly income
of each being $250. The gross re
ceipts of the 1,521 post offices in
Kansas aggregated $1,S3 7,521, or $1.24
per capita. During the year 192
fourth-class postmasters resigned'
555 were removed, and 12 died. Of
the first-class postmasters two re
signed, two died, and terms expired
in 83 cases.
Storlea Worry Bailey.
In a letter from Gov.-elect Bailey
to a Topeka friend, the new executive
says the unwarranted gossip about
his domestic affairs is very distaste
ful to him. He says he made no
promises of marriage prior to his
nomination, and that he is not con
sidering the matter now while his
father is at death's door. Gov.-elect
Bailey wil install his sister in the new
$75,000 executive mansion, and he has
requested Justice A. L. Greene, of the
supreme court and his family to
live with him. This does not look
very promising for a wredding at the
Land Cheaper Than Milk.
' It costs the state $121 a year to
care for each" inmate of the Podge
City Soldiers' home. There are, at
present, 421 inmates of the home.
The board has just purchased an ad
ditional half section f land for the
home. It was a question whether
the home should have more land for
its cows or sell the cows and buy
milk. The board figured that the
milk bill for one year would be more
than the price of the land, so it
bought the t land. ,
Chance for Dairy Instruction.
Dairy instruction for the winter of
1903 at the agricultural college at
Manhattan will begin January 6 and
extend 12 weeks, ending March 27. The
creameries of Kansas are constantly
wanting good men and are paying
good wages for such. The dairy
school will put young men in line for
this kind of work. The cost of at
tending is not great.
Seven Will Contest.
Thus far seven republicans who
have given notice that they will con
test for the seats. They are: O. B.
Stark, Barton county ;U.'B. Sharpless,
Atchison county; P. F. Pocock, Wyan
clotte county; J. D. Miller, Lincoln
county; A. A. Sharpe, Pawnee coun
ty; H. W. Wolcott, Leavenworth coun
ty; E. H. Nixon, Barber county.
Entire Family to Prison.
An entire family was sentenced to
the penitentiary from Leavenworth.
Edward Davalson, an old man, con
victed of stealing a set of harness,
was given one year and his ,sons,
William and Bert, five years each "for
stealing a horse. William Brown, a
son-in-law, was given a term of five
years for horse stealing.
Watbena's Historic Family.
At Wathena lives Mrs. Christina
Schuster, aged 96 years, and her four
lineal descendants, Mrs. Susan C.
Teits, aged 64, of Leavenworth; Mrs.
Teni Dubach, aged 42, Wathena; Mrs.
Mamie Diedrich, aged 22, of Enter
prise, and baby Diedrich, daughter of
the latter. Mrs. Schuster's husband
is 99 years old.
Bailey Is to Hear From.
Former classmates of Gov.-elect
Willis J. Bailey say the reason he is
unmarried is because he was jilted
while a student at the university of
Illinois by a charming co-ed. The girl
whom he courted and who promised
to marry him is now the wife of a
railroad man, and they live in "Florida.
One Prohibitin Totrnihlp.
Nevada township, in Ness county,
is the banner prohibition township
in the state. In fact it is the only
township carried by the prohibition
ists this year. Emerson, prohibition-
candidate for governor, received 51
votes, Bailey 49 and Craddock, 44.
They Must Draw Straws.
' In Pawnee county, the vote for
Sweeney, democrat, and Sharpe, re
publican, for the legislature, was a
tie, and they must draw straws be
fore the state canvassing board.
A Rapid Corn Shucker.
Harvey Berkley, of Hamlin, has
broken the record for fast corn
shucking. He husked 115 bushels of
corn in five hours.
Deshsm'a Parole Revoked.
Gov. Stanley revoked the parole of
Albert Denham, and he has been re
turned" to the state prison to serve a
life sentence for murder committed
in McPherson county. Denham was
paroled a year ago, and in Atchison
recently he insulted a woman, who
Assistant State Secretary.
Senator Frank Sponable, a banker
of Gardner, has been appointed as
sistant state treasurer by Treasurer
elect Thomas T. Kelley.
Profit to Sng-ar Beet Growers .
A Colorado grower who is buying
land upon which to plant and -raise
sugar beets in Kingman county, says
the following is a fair sample of the
cost and returns to be expected from
an acre of ground planted to beets
and properly tended: One acre will
produce 18 tons, at $5 per ton brings
$H). Beet leaves from one acre will
bring $2. The pulp will bring $35 for
feeding purposes, being a total of
$12S. The total cost of production is
at a fair figure $30. Leaving the net
profit of $93 per acre. He thinks
Kingman land as well suited as Colo
rado for beet culture.
Gave Her Life for Others.
Miss Emily Somersby, of Dodge
City, a music student at Bethany col
lege, Lindsborg, was run over and
killed by a Union Pacific train four
miles south of Lindsborg. The young -woman
was walking on the track
with several children, who were at
tending a district school which Miss
Somersby was teaching, and in an
effort to see that the children got out
of the way of the approaching loco
motive. Miss Somersby remained too
long on the track and was ground
under the wheels of the engine.
Seed Wheat From Africa.
Eev. C. W. Wyant, in Osborne coun
ty, is in receipt of a bushel of wheat
direct from Algeria, Africa. It is a
hard spring wheat. Mr. Wyant will
plant the wheat in the spring and
watch the result with much inter
est. For Stanley Till the Last.
J. W. Tapp, fusion state senator!
from Sedgwick county, who turned
republican last summer, announces
that he will go into the republican
caucus and vote for Gov. Stanley for
United States senator from first to
Kelly Home From Philippines.
Eev. Bernard Kelley, the well
known Methodist preacher, who has
been two years in the Philippines as
an army chaplain, has returned to
Topeka. He will be retired from the
army December 15.
C. C. Coleman, attorney general
elect, announced the appointment of
Judge J. S. West, of Wyandotte, as
his first assistant. West has held
that place for the past four years
under Attorney General Godard.
KG,000 and "Perquisites.
When, Judge Doster becomes attor
ney for the Missouri Pacific if be
does the salary will be $6,000 a year,
which is twice his salary as chief
justice. And there will be fees, be
sides. Lodge Deputy Assaulted.
J. R. Burton, of Kansas City, depu
ty" organizer of the A. O. U. W. In
Kansas, was assaulted in an Atchison
lodge room by Dr. P. S. Mitchell, a
local examiner of the order. Trouble
over lodge matters was the cause.
Emerson Paid Car Fare.
Rev. F. W. Emerson, prohibition
nominee for governor, was the only
candidate for that office who did not
carry passes. Emerson paid $175
car fare during the campaign.
Plan Co-Operative Telephones.
Hiawatha men are contemplating a
telephone exchange run by the peo-
pie on the co-operative plan. The ex
pense of the telephone connections
will be only the actual cost.
Kovel Affidavit of Expenses.
A candidate for a township office
in Ellis county made this affidavit of
expenses: "To getting votes, noth
ing. To my wife, who husked corn
while I canvassed, $3.50.
Turkey Dinner for Veterans.
For the Thanksgiving dinner for
veterans at the National Soldiers
home in Leavenworth county, 2,500
pounds of turkey and 150 gallons of
oysters will be required.
Forty Cattle Killed.
A heavily-laden stock train on the
Santa Fe was wrecked two miles
west of Wellington. Forty head of
cattle, part of a shipment from Here- (
ford, Tex were killed.
Lawyer In Trouble.
C. T. Atkinson, an Arkansas City
attorney, is under arrest for trying
to bribe two witnesses to testify,
falsely in a divorce case in which At-
kinson was defendant.
Mr. Rockefeller, a cousin of the
Standard Oil magnate, who was run
ning for the legislature on the fusion
ticket in Russell county, was defeat
ed. Marshall County's Proud Boast.
Marshall county is credited with
having more herds of pure-bred Here
ford cattle than any other county in
the United States.
Too Dark to Pray.
At Osawatomie .the other night
Charles Brown stripped off his
clothes and jumped from a second
story window. On being picked up
he said he wanted to pray for his
brother and said that it was so dark
in his room that he couldn't see to do
it. He has been sent to an asylum.
Leavenworth Votes School Bonds.
The "proposition to issue $60,000 In
bonds for the erection of a new high
school at Leavenworth was carried by -39S
majority at a special election.