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Wednesday evening about dark (hero arrived In liaxter Springs throe lililu Iiuvh nainod Harvey Kayuiond, Fivd.li.j'Ailiclifll and Hainan Barley, aired 11, 10 and 6 year respectively. Tuey ntaiuliud into Olilon't reatauraut mid inquired abuut suppeT and lodg ing. Ohlen Bald ho could feed them nt had uo place for them to Bleep nn leN it be on tho roof. IL- Seaman was ihcro aud learning that tho little fellows were strangers took them to J. Null's hotel where they got supper. They said they had Marled from Col umbus about o'clock to go to the sawmill of tho Mitchell boy's father near Peoria, I. T. It was soon loam cd, however, that they had been play ing together at a barn at Columbus when borne larger colored boys came by aud commenced killing some chick ens belonging to a neighbor who was away from home. These boys threat ened to tell on thorn when some of the colored boys started to town after the marshal and soou returned saying he told the marshal that the white boys were killing the chickens aud that they had better pull out or he would arrest them. Tho little fellows' folks were all visiting In another part of the town and naturally they became terrified at the prospect of being taken to jail. They at once 'pulled out" as they said, and after a long, tiresome tramp dur ing which the Httlo Ave or six-year-old urchin became quite foot-sore and was several times forced to weep. After getting their supper and telling their romantic story several times over for inquiring frieuds they were prevailed upon to accompany J. P. McNaughton back to Columbua on the midnight train. The smaller one gladly took fiosession of the sofa at the Springs totelaiid slept souudly until traiu time. About 2 o'clock that night two men arrived from Columbus in search of the wanderers. They said the mother of the little fellow was almost frantic with grief over hia absence. HOT ASHLEY'S FUMEBAX. If report are true the trick played on Mr. C D. Ashley at Baxter Inst week, is such as to do very little favor to those engaged in it. We have been informed that on a day when Mr. Ash ley wm iu Baxter, an invitation was sent him to attend the funeral of the "Kangatoo Guards," at the hall of that order. He did not go. Those engaged in the mock affair then put a skeleton into a coffin and marched to the hotel where he was, singing "We'll hang Charley Ashley on a sour apple tree," and afterwards went through the cer emony of a burial. A while ago the Star-Courier in dulged some criticism ou Mr. Ashley's course as county attorney in certain prosecutions under the prohibition law, criticisms which we regard rea sonable and concerning which we have no occasion to change our mind. He was the immediate cause of a good ieal of hardship, and of damage to the character and property of respect able citizens through his efforts cer tain citizens in the conuty, as honor able and high-minded at any who re main, are "fugitives from justice," while the others are put Into prison for trifles and branded with disgrace which neither they nor their families can outlive, but we question very seri ously the propriety of burying hun in effigy for the course he has taken. Such thing are a poor comment upon civilization, and they should be dis countenanced. Star-Courier. The proceeding referred to above was,as the Star-Courier suggests, such an one a always tends to make re spectable citizens look down their noses, but we do not think It was meant for Mr. Aahley's funeral. Mr. Ashlov was not at the hotel to bear the "serenade" which some of our local foghorn vocalist intended for an in nocent Joke on him. He was absent Whether Intentioually or not we do uot know. However, Mr. Ashley nor the Star-Courier whose commentary Is not very complimentary, to say the least, need have no fears or any such proceeding doing them an injury so long as they do not participate in it. THE BECmON WATER WORKS. A anaguiflcent wind engine mount ed on an elegant tower sixty feet high baa been erected by the Baxter Spring Manufacturing Company over the well fust east of J. W. Morrison's resi dence on east Elver street, which will pump the water to supply the reunion grounds. The structure is the largest aud handsomest yet erected by this company, and In order that iu beauty may be seen at night as well as in the daytime the Baxter Springs Light and Power Company will place fonr elec tric lamps on the comers of the top platform, thus making the structure as complete and beautiful as It could well be madoJUarge tank will be built near the center of the reunion camp and pipes laid In various directions so that those la attendance will have the advantage of an abundance of pure water supplied from a real water works aystem. This will certainly be one if the most enjoyable features of the renulon and give Camp Logan the advantigeuover any other in the state la this respect at least. KOTO HXXSELF TO A TREE. Last Saturday evening George Gar !ey, a re'ident of Pleasautview towu ship aged IS years, was found hang ing to a tree near where he had been left the day before working on prop timbers Tor the mines. He hong him self with common trace cbt.(n..to the limb of a large tree. An iu qnest was held Saturday night and the remains burled Sunday afternoon. No cause is aasigned for the rash act. except that ft might have been caused by lils broad ing over domestlo and fi nancial trouble. Uo was working with his brother-in-law, John Butler, who left him at work in the wood at 11 o'clock Friday. Butler, his wife aud nearly all the people of the neigh borhood attended a grand picnic on Spring viver Saturday where they ex pected to findGarley, but as he did not appear there a search was made in the afternoon with the result above mentioned. BITTEN BY A HAD POO. Last Sunday morning while a son of Mr. Darnell, living three and a half miles south and east of Baxter, was going along the road to a neighbor's he was met by Mr. Ltthrop's shepherd dog and bitten twice In the lott leg and arm. The alarm was given and the dog soou lied. The dog was not known to be mad at the time and the boy was brought to tills city for treat ment. The next day he was taken to Seneca where a madstone was applied and adhered for thirteen hours. The dog did not show much indication of being mad and was rather carelessly handled by Mr.Latbrop, who came very uear beiug bitten by him also. He got awaySuuday night and ran about the neighborhood, but was fi nally killed on Five Mile creek Mon day. Several other dogs in the neigh borhood havo been killed and the tal auce tied up. HYMENIAIa Mr. James T. Bryan and Missie C. nnriiott nfthUeitv were wedded on Monday, the 25th inst., at 11 o'clock a. m. at iho A. M. E. Church. Rev. A. M. Ward officiating. Though 9 a. m.was the time agreed upon, a delay was caused by the tardiness of the groom. Immediately artertne marriage cere rrmnv wan com nleted the initiatory couple and party took hacks and other vehicles and betook themselves to the home of the bridegroom, which is four miles north of this place, where a sumptuous dinner was spread before the mirthful company. Mr. Bryan has a fair education and is one of our most industrious and energetic young men. The bride is a magnetic force in the literary circles or tnis city, iney havo the best wishes or many warm friends in their new life. Short Creek Republican : Mrs. W. P. Stough arrangea ana man sue jiaaofiill tr nAltSlimfl aA ft nlflftftint tar lyOOOlUiaj wuowsmwww m 4 Z prise to her husband on Monday last, his 44th birthday, fine mvuea a num har nf frtAtidt and made everv oreDar ation for their entertainment without ha hnehanA'a bnnwledire and it was not until they had assembled at his home that be even suspected me aci that the anniversary of his birth was kindly remembered, lie had arrang ed to go to Joplin, expecting to return on the midnight train, but missed the train by ten minutes. His son had set his watch back Just ten minutes. Th ainndoHn club were Dresent and contributed greatly to tho success of tUa nniaalnn RV tllCir excellent Hiuoit and all seemed to enjoy themselves thoroughly. Mrs. Stough spared no ofTff in Anfprtatn the flieilds Who shared with her the enjoyment of a complete surprise ana wno win jam ub in th hntui that Mr. fitousrh mav en joy the companionship of his estimable wire for at least anouier j caio. rn vnn Vnnnr that bv a verv little effort you can contribute very largely toward beautifying the city. A rank growth of weeds and grass does more tn Wrart from the aDDearance of s place than almost anything else. A couple ofhonrs out of each week will suffice to keep all the weed smowed,ai d by sowing blue grass, which is very prolific here, you can within eighteen months nave your piace na biujubicu HwivnrvMdL Tho Dlantine of a few shade trees (fruit trees if you prefer) will also amply rewara you ior iue slight effort. within a very-short time. Vnthinor imnraieB a stransrer with a town quicker than clean streets, well kept lawns tna piency ai euauc new. T ikvnm A him sit AflftA thftt ihfi DCO- tf ouwwv w - " pie take pride In their surroundings, aud if be wishes to invest, you may depend upon k he will where every thing la nmm t and and orderlv much Quicker than where the indications show tumbie-aown ana negiecieu ur- rounding. Mace your place oeanu- fnL TTm ! what J. Frank McDowell's Webb City Dally Crusher says about f ha lucent funeral of the chieftaiu of the Rangatoo Guards: And this i Kansas i uaxier oprmgo I,.. haI a olnh tf lllfthinff VOUIIIT fel- Iowa who organized nuder the name of "Rangatoo uuara." ine coumy .MMnn. n. Ahlev had the club tVi liv; v " " room shut up. A few days ago Mr. Ashley was In .Baxter epnngs, auu r.. invitad tn a mock funeral of the ui7.tm.fm ftuarda." which was de clined. The members of tho club put a skeleton In a comn aim marcueu w tk hntt rhr Mr. Aahlev the countv attorney was stopping, singing, 'We'll hang Charley Ashley on a sour appie tree' and afterward went through the ceremony of ,a burial. Such a scene is a disgrace to Baxter Springs. TTarild ! Two electric lizht plants and an electric street railway will soon K MfflnlttMi in Jonlin. and an im mense electric power pW is. building tn annnlv nower to drive the machin ery of the mines, mill, factories, etc., ... . .a Jll the whole Involving me expeutmurc fir hair a mllllnn dollars. This is why Joplin has been named the electric city. A Horrlbla Crlma. Tha.Tnnlln Rnndav Herald (fives ail accouut of one of the most diabolical crimes ever comnltied In Newton county. Conflicting stories are told of a foul murder and horrible butcherintr of a negro in t ho neighborhood of Af rica, a colored settlement xi mnes aontheaftt ot Jonlin. The report given tha most credit ia that riven by E. D. Demostus who lives in the set I lenient IT aava that he found OHO Of the legs of a colored person just over tho field fence on the outside of the farm owned and cultivated by Charley Thomas. Out In the field an arm was found. Not far away the head was discovered and further on tne iruna. me uouy was gashed to shreds and the face was horribly cut up, but not so badly bot that the features could readily be rec ognized. fc riwaldent'a Mansion to b Enlarged. A local paper publishes details of plans for additions to the presidential manalnn nronarad hv nrnmlnpnt arrh. itocts aud engineers from suggestions ny airs. Harrison, ine proposition looks to the construction of two large wings on either side of the present white house, thus preserving the pre sent historic structure. One of these wings is intended for the use of the president's family aud forpublicand private eutertainmeuts by the presi dent and family, and the other is to be for official use, certain portions being available as a promenade ou state oc casions. The theory of the enlarge ment of space for official aud family uses is the preservation of tbe present mansion in all its stately simplicity and historio Interest untouched aud the addition of wings on the east and west attached to the present building by artistic colonades and connected ot the south by wide structures of glass and iron, forming a spacious winter garden and conservatories on tbe south, thus completing the enclosure of a pri vate court. The classic Catonian stylo of the present structure will be ob served tbroughtout tbe extensions. In tbe center of the court yard it is proposed to place a memorial fountain, allegorical of the discovery of America by Columbus, and to perpetuate the historic fact that on October 13, 1492, the great navigator passed his first day on the soil of the new world, and on October 13, 1792, jnst three centuries after, the corner stone of the executive residence of the dominating power of the western hemisphere was laid. A Monitor Pleee of Granite. Vinalhaven, Maine, claims to have produced the largest stone ever brought to light. The Bod weJl.Granite Compa ny recently quarried a shaft of granite which is the largest piece of stone ever quarried anywhere, and if erected, r i n ha thn hlorhnnt. larcresL and heavi est single piece of solid stone standing, or that ever stood, so far as any record can be found. In height it considers of the EsrvDtiau obe- lisks. The tallest of these, which was brought from Heliopoiis to Aiexana rta hv Kmncrior Constautine. and af terward taken to Rome, where it Is still standing, is 105 feet 7 inches high, nrhtlA thn Vinalhaven shaft is 115 feet long, 10 feet square at the base, and weighs 830 tons. H is nuuereiuuu, say Stone, tnai me company quimeu this immense monomu oi uieir own accouut, not having an order for any thimrnfthA kind, and ther suggest that it would be a fitting contribution from Maine for tho monument to be erected in honor of General Grant. Value of Paaaenger Train. But few persons who view a paswn eer train as it goes thundering past have an idea that it represents a cash value of from $75,000 to $120,000, but such is the ase. The ordinary ex- Dress train represents from f8d.uw io $90,000. The engine and lender are valued at smow me oagjrage car, $1,000: te P0,',, c,r 200; the 8inokliigcar,o,wy;iwo oruiuary pas senger cars, $10,000 each ; three palace n firm l- cars, fia.uw cacu iviai, $83,000. Many ofthetraius which pull up to or out of the Graud Central Depot are EIGHTH INTERSTATE TRY WATER GU8KN fiOAP. worth $150,000. Pronounced Hopeless, Yet Saved. m . nrlt.in hv Mra. Ada K. Unrd. of Gorton, 8. D.. we quote: Was taken with a bad cold, which settled on my Lnngs. cough set in and finally terminated lu Consnmp- . r. - J..IA.. rwA ma tin iiv. UOn. tduruaswn niu r 14 iluliiit m ahnrt ttmo I gave myself np to my Savior, deter. mtnea li i comu uut - " i Am a.iiOi I vnnld mt mi absent ones above. My husband was advised to get Dr. King's New Die covery for Coasumptien.Cougbsand i i. I. . lal r.lr In all UOIua. a M-yc hii eight bottles; it has sured me and thank God I am new a well and hearty woman." Trial bottles free at roister s irug aiorc. Tinea and cattle are zolnz on aud an la tha nrlce of all kinds of rrain. The Kansas farmer, ia all right this year. T?nnrta frnm the rrain and mill Ing centers say that the new Kansas wheat i the best ever raised in me state, wblth.l certainly, saying a good ocai. 4 . The ex-Soldiers and Sailors of Southeast Kansas, Sonthwest Missouri. North Arkansas and Indian Terr'y tegethcr with their wives and families, Worn an s Relief Corps, Sons of Veterans and friends will hold their eighth annual reunion at CAMP LOGAN Baxter Bprings Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, SEPT. 23, 34, 25, 26 and 27 and Union Church Services Sept 28. V CAMP LOGAN is one of the finest camping; grounds in the State. Plenty of shade, wood, straw; water ana tents free to yisiting posts, comrades and their families- BRASS BANDS, DRUM CORPS AND GHEE CLUBS' will contribute to the pleasure of the occasion. CAMP-FIRES -:- EVERY -:- EVENING-!! cSftRnnfi fpnra Actual Atttitt illustrated by Court Martials, Buck aud Gagging, HangingJsertion audi ueain, xuuamg, juk. Invitations have been extended to the following comrades, .wb have. accepted and will be with us: Senator JOHN J. INGAUiS, Hon. B. W. Perkins, Hon. E. IL FnsrsTOK, Hon. Willi Ait Higgiss, Hon. Tim McCarthy, Hon. Noble Pbestiss, Gov. L. U. Humpheet and Staff, Col. J. E. Lockwood, Col. J. BUNTLIKG, Sekastoi PBESTON B. .PLTJUB. CoL B. HisBuroiOK, Hon. Ax B, OBXE2TE, Hon. Gaixs Sfextceb, Gen. IbaiB. Ooluks and Staffs CoL J. B. Cook, CoL AiaXAJTOTB WAMtEB,'- Capt Hugh Ebwiv, and otherprominent oomradesi- (FnU program of exercises will be given here next weelc) J. J. FRIBLEY, HABDVARE, TEK1ME, ST0VE0 ezi COTIOY- r3 2 2 1 s 1-9 3 go Gires Lowest Prices on Barb and Baling Wire and altt Classes of Hardware. WHEN YOCJ 'WAJNT Iiimc, Goxncnti Iiliscd Paints AxD IN FACT AnTjihlnn s in i the s BuildinQ : Lino loiig-pll Xumbar. Co.. as they are always ready to give yon. a square deal. They are prepared to furnish on short notice anything in their line as cheap as any, as they buy in large quantities. CITY HEAT riARKET! JfcM. English .& Co. FRESH AND SALT: MEATS ot U Kiadi ComubOj ea Had. Ppaltxy. Fish- and Gssie in Their Season. . Cash Pau re Uwu ak Pllts. wile mm-Uj h itu it a auvax. UyanMhiiiim"Hfc ' " ' MJ::!c3C::ic3(.:Frn:r" 'I.MHI til T1 T