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"All men are created free and Equal." WfMxr f& X$3 A 77 TT- -rr tt their Just powers from . ' the consent of the governed." A. inw)iwiii'm'w''ll"'lVf',M".''?'?'" TilH OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE PEOPLE'S PARTY OF RENO COUNTY. HUTCHINSON RENO COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1901. VOL. 12. NO. 8. 1 ji I Now wlillo n great ileal Is. boliiK Hit I tl pro mid con relative, to tlio abol ition of tlio army canteen by tlio last net of CoiitfrcsH, and while tlio friends of tlio liquor tralllo and lieiietimen of tho liquor trust are clnlniliiK Unit It 1ms worked no good, the report (f Gen eral Miles upholds tlio working of tlio law and tliinkw It has accomplished Rood. Tlioro has lone; been a preva lent notion that to ho a khh1 soldier a man should he n limit boozer. Tho Idea Iw disappearing General Miles lias no doubt Homo faults, hut In the main ho has shown good mine. If any ono thinks that the election this year Is less Important than usual they are very much mistaken. The oMIeo which has contol of the finances of tho county is to ho elected next week. Of course 1ho oppotunlty for rewadliitf friendship by helping those who a ro close to one pesoimlly Is not great this year, hut from a business standpoint tho election next Tuedsay is ns any county election held for years. If the Independent candidate Bhould ho elected It would take the contol of tho county form tho repub lican Rang which has so long plund ered t he people. Kvery clt l.en who Is Interested In good govennicnt should bo at tho polls next Tuesday morn ing andwork all day. AVhlle tho republicans havo appar ently been doing little or no work In tho Third commissioner's dlstlct, yet no ono should be deceived. Tho pres tlgo of tho old gang Is at stake In the election In that district and at tho last moment they will spare no labor to get tho vote out and lino up the forces. Still tho contest is ono that should glvo encouragement to those who favor a better management of affairs, for tho independent caTuliili'ile Is an ideal man for the place Not only does ho opposo a corrupt politi cal ring, but lie represents tho best of civic vltues, has experience In hand ling the county business, and his man agement of his own buslncsshiis gained him honestly the reputation of a business man. Many republi cans havo signed his nomination pa pers and havo guaranteed him their support. Theso arc men who dislike dictation, and while partisan per haps on general issues, do not like- tho idea of supporting always a few who Insist on running tilings themselves solely for their own benefit. There arc some changes in tho elec tion law this year and the voter should bo careful in marking his bal lot. Tho ballot with the name of the candidates for commissioner contains only three tickets. One is tho repub lican ticket with the republican em blem, tho eagle. Next; to it under the head of Independent nomiatlons appears tlio name of II. S. Thompson. Tlio third ticket is headed "Wank Column", and contains only blank spacofor writing in a name if any ono wishes to vote for some one be sides those regularly nominated. To voto for one of these men the cross mark should be made In the square- to the right of the name as be fore. The township tickets appear on a scperatc ballot. In nearly all the townships republican tickets arc printed on the ballot' Some of the townships have populist tickets in tho Held headed "Peoples Ticket", with the populist emblem, the home. In sonic of the townships there aro dem ocratic tickets with the emblems es pecially chosen. Jn some of the town ships there arc neither populist no;1 democratic tickets, but independent tickets under the head of Indepen dent Nominations. Independent tickets can havo no emblem. In two or three townships there was no tick et In opposition to the republican ticket filed in timo to get on the bal lot. In these townships the voters should decide on the nominees for the various olllccs, and wrlto tho names in tho blank column, being sure to make tho cross mark in the square to tho right of each name. Accidentally Shot. "Wednesday forenoon a family of movers by the name of Relnhart from Colorao were going south through this place to the country of new home-:. Ouo of .their number met with a ser ious accident about a mile and a half south of town. The family conslste I of an old lady and her five sons. One of flic boys got, out of the covered wagon to shoot a rabbit. The gun failed to discharge as expected. It, was a breech' loading gun and In attempting to break it across his knee the shell was exploded so as to seriously injure liis hand and side. They immediately drove- to town and tho wounded mail was placed under charge of Dm. Ilol loway. Tlio wounds are not expected to bo fatal. Suicide. A Buleldo Is always a sad ending for a human life. In the past It has been usual to think of a suicide as a crimi nal and monstrosity. Perhaps that is right, but If It Is a crlino It Is ono of tho most pardonable kind. Ilcfore a man can bring himself to the point where ho Is willing to sever his con nections with this world and try tho realities of the unknown ho must have suffered many deaths. In fact ills nil ml must have passed in siilfer rlng tlic bounds of reasons and lost Its balance.'' At least so It seems to the writer. A short time before neon Sunday news of the death of a once prominent business man of Hutchinson was brought to this city. Geogo I'pile grall was found dead in a pasture on Kd Walr's farm northeast of town. He must have been dead about twenty four hours when ids body was found. He drove out to his faun on Saturday morning In 1.1s biugy. A man by the name of Manh live: on the farm with whom lie talked and disappeared so far as ho noticed, perfectly rational. Mr. Marsh talked with him a few min utes and as ho was In the habit of cal ling at tho farm often, went about his work. Shortly after walking away Marsh says ho heard a gun shot, hut as there wcro hunters frequently about ho thought nothing of It. Ho noticed Updegraff did not return but thought ho hud walked back lu town and ex pected him to tako care of his horse which ho did. Next morning while ho was taking some horses to a pond in tho pasture to water ho found Updegralf's body. Thero was a largo bullet hole In his forehead about In the middle,,, made by a large forty-four calibre revolver which lay at his feet. The revolver was of tho bulldog variety, and death had been Instantantcous. Two llttlo sons of .T. It. Wherful who were not far away at the time of tho deed Is supposed to have been done, saw Mr. Updegraff walking In tho pasture and a little later heard a shot, tired. Looking up they saw the smoko from a gun, but saw no one around. When Mr. UpdegratT left inane tho.niorn I ng before his death ho did notay where ho was going, but notnie)vas thought about It till ho failed to return in the evening. Then his wife became uneasy and In stituted a search, having his friends drive various places In the country where It was thought ho might have gone. As soon as ho learned of the death Dr. Taylor summoned a coroners Jury, lie also went to the lilalr place and examined the body, also the grounds round about and whatever there might bo of external evidence regarding tho death. Tho evidence adduced at the corone's Inquest was substantially as above given and little or nothing was dis covered. The verdict of the Jury was that he caino to his death by his own hand. Mr. UpdegralTwasaqulet, unassum ing man In appearance. II a was well respected In the community and had many friends. Of enemies he seemed to have none, fie had been connected with a number of large financial op peratloiis In Hutchinson, some of which havo proved disastrous. He was at one llnio proprietor of a large dry goods store and at another was a patner In the Tinker creamery, the firm inline being l'arker and Updo gralf. In tills he undoubtedly did a good business, butho seems to have lost most, of his money and It Is pos sible if not probable that It was brooding over his financial reverses that finally drove him to this unseem ly deed. Tlio deceased leaves a wife and t wo children a hoy and a girl, twins, who are about ten years old. He also leaves a brother, II. II. Updegaff and a sister Mrs. J. T. McCurdy, both of who live lu this city. The funeral was held at the family residence, at 124, Ave. A East, Wednesday morning at ten o'clock, conducted by Drs. Hodsou and Irwin. Nuptlnls. At tho bride's inane Mr. John Car rier and Miss Elsie Jllle were united In marriage Tuesday Oct . -!, at high noon. Squire Christ man preformed tho ceremony, after which the guests were usheredto the dining room where a sumptuous dinner was prepared for the occasion whero all did ample jus tice. Only a few of tlio most Inti mate friends of tlio family were in vited. The presents were numerous and beautlfu! ruiong them a beaut l ful clock, profited by Mr. and Mrs, Monroe. Al;;u a sliver Souvenler of tho Pan American Exposition Tem ple of Music, was presented by the bride's mother. Mrs. llllo was assisted by Mrs. Oransbury, Mrs. Monroe and Mrs. llllo. Tho couple goes Immediately to Newton their futuro homo whero Mr. Carrier has ahouso furnished and will bo engaged lu business. Tho bride wore a suit of blue sorgo trim med In silk. Tho groom tho usual color. May peace and Joy bo theirs. Water Works Purchase Again. Tlie negotiations for tho purchase of tho water works by tho city seem to bo progressing as rapidly as could be expected. Tho latter part of tho week a meet lug of tho representatives of the company and of members of the water and light committee of tho council was held In Chicago. Coun cilman JI. W. Ladd and C. L. Vaughan wcro present representing one side and Mr. Ilaymer represent ing the company owners and bouhold ersof Plillaelphla. Also Mr. Lewis of somewhiiro In t he east representing t ho New England bondholders, and II. Millesldo as president of tho com pany were present. L. A, Digger who Is acting as a sort of peace messenger was also present. The draft of terms agreed upon by tho water and light committee of the commercial club which given to tho public, a few weeks ago was discussed and agreed to lu substantially tho samo form. Some modi Heat Ions were agree to. One was that the company would fur nish any reports neccessary any for the council to determlno tlio income of the plant. This Is a Blight modi Mention of tho provision for making tho reports required bylaw. It was also decided that the company should not placo any figure of value on the plant, but that tho city council might present a list of tlvo names of expert practical engineers, competent and be lieved to possess the honesty requisite to faithfully discharge their duties. Out of these live names the company should select one who would examine tho plant mid tlx upon It what he believes to bo a reasonable valuation. Then of course this Is to serve only as a basis for futher negotiations and either party will havo tho right to ac cept or reject tho valuation placed upon the plant by the engineer. The engineer is to be employed by the city and if a sale and a purchase is made the city Is to pay for his services. If no sale Is mado the company Is to pay him. At this meeting also the matter of tho water rental and old differences were discussed and It ap pears as though the company would yield to many If not all contentions of the city, especially regarding the re nioval of tho hydrants from the ex treino northeast part of town where they arc not used and give no lire protection to points where they would be of service to the city. Marriage Lloensas. The following marriage licenses have been issued by the probate judge since the last issue. Gustov Ewy, of Partridge, to Em ily Miller of Arlington Charles L'lleureux to Iilanch M. Drown both of Hutchinson. Harvey Pan to Minnie E. K Irk pat -rick both of Haven, Cecil CI I ne to Edna Toggle both of Darlow. Pet o Carlson to Anna Nelson both of Sylvia. Joseph Phillips to Emma Chandler both of Hutcholnsou. Henry .1. Duller, to Anna Anddrose both of Ionian. Earnest Clark to Itessle Mealey both Hutchinson Henry Goerf.en, of Medora to Su sie Loepp of Ionian, William Tewksberry to Ada Itlfo both of Hutchinson. John Carrier of Newton to Margaret Ililc of Sterling. Another Tult Against the Santa Fe. The Santa Fe has still another dam age case filed against it in the district court here. It was filed by the par ents of Will Adams, a boy of eighteen years, who was killed by the cars appar ently, near Sterling some tunc ago. The boy was killed at the junction of the Santa Fe and Missour i Pacific roads and at the time nothing very definite could be learned as to the manner of his death It was generally supposed he had at tempted to catch a ride and had fallen in the attempt. There were some ru mors at the time that the train men had forced hhn off while the train was mov ing and that they were in a considerable degree responsible for hit death, Dut the coroners jury decided hit death was an accident, ami It had nearly passed out of the minds of the people till this case was filed. The petition at filed In the case In court calls for io,ooo damages and alleges that the boy got on the train at Sterling and was put off by the brake- m m and porter. It is also alleged that he was struck over the head with some kind of weapon, making a severe cut In his head. A Smooth Swindler. A smooth gentleman calling himself C. D. Dent, und claiming Sterling as his home worked upon several of our busi ness men in a way that was very profci sional has came to life last week. He claimed to represent a California firm, J. W. Frcy Co, of Los Angeles, and af ter dickering for some articles which he wished to buy (or a while would con clude to take it and produce a certified check from his firm (or a considerable sum In excess of the amount of purchase As the check would be certified by some one purporting to be cashier and stamped with the usual kind of rubber stamp used for such purposes by the banks and everything would appear reg ular on the face, he usually had little difficulty In getting the merchant to ac cept the diet It and deliver the goods, paying him the difference In cash. This is quite a common occurrence in business, but something happened after ward to those who made these sales that is not a common occurence, The checks after being placed in the banks for collection uniformly came back with the Information that there was no de posit for any such firm In Los Angeles and that the cashiers signiture to the certificate was forgery. On top of this there would be a large fee for protesting the check. The first merchant to let the fact of the swindle come to light was F. E. Fearl. He sold the man a fine watch and took his check for $27.50. H. King cashed another of these checks for the same amount paying about half of it in cash. lie tried places In town, nowever it is said he got several others In town, but the general inclination of the average business man is to keep still about such a deal. But tome of them thought it best to let it be known that such a man Is doing business so that they may be apprehended and others warned. Of course this is the proper wsy to look at it, altought it is humiliating to acknowledge one has been beaten. But it Is almost a wonder that anyone refused this scheme because it employed forgery and worked upon the leg'mate plans, of business. There was apparently nothing of a grab game about it. His checks were always ac companied with letters from his firm, The J. W. Frey Woodenware Co., giving Instructions as to his route, sales etc. mentioning the check, and written upon good engraved letterheads. It is said a considerable quantity of groceries, and other goods have been shipped to his address In Sterling, goods which he had taken on the check with the bal ance in cash. Of course he is out of the country now and is probably plying his trade in lands far away. Tho Railroad Won Out. The damage case of Dr. Sager against the Santa Fe railroad company did not go to the jury till about 9:00 Thursday morning. It was a case in which the opportunity for interminable talk by the attorneys was fascinating. Captain Joe Waters of Topeka who was the leading council for the plaintiff talked for a half day or more. He discussed the evidence in all its details and then reading each of the one hundred or more special find ings answering and explaining each one to the jury. Then Mr. Whiteside for the railroad company talked a couple of hours more and was followed by Mr. Malloy for the plaintiff who used the same amount of time. Carr Taylor ap peared as advisory counsil in the case but made no argument. This is be lieved to be the first time on record when an attorney has passed up an op portunity to talk without accepting it. The jury was out about six or seven hours probably answering those special findings and then returned a verdict for the defendant. It must have made the council for the defendant feel bad when he found how well the jury had thought of him and his speech and his case, to think he had given them so much grief in answering all those questions. Of course this verdict throws the costs on the plaintiff which in this casc must be quite heavy, considering the number of physicians who were summoned ns wit nesses, the time consumed, and the dis tance some of them had to travel. ! Avi? n 1 m - . . k a mat Martin's sU'1 Hirst the progressive photographer has just received the latest disigns in back grounds and accessaries for good work Co to Hirst. had (J r u 1 n Sacks, mid paid So each more for ''American A" than Mar tin's price. Ootohiir 31, 1001. 11 LU HHfl tlin wonderful soap siruoture "The Temple of Mu Rio" built en tirely of ltoyal Cuticle Soap opposite "Lin en Department artin's Wave It!" That's a good motto, and can be the nnnwer for thous ands of questions. If it's medicated tooth picks, or em broidery needles; If It's ostrich plumes or bulf-solce; If It's Brussels carpets or men's work gloves, "Martin's Have It." Now before you buy anything Just ask yourself wouldn't "Martin's Have M" AT MARTIN'S, YOl fl can buy any of these for A 1 Ne. 3 lamp wick. 0 tttlckH colored crayon, 2 lamp wicks, No. 1 or 3. 1 wooden penholder, nickel end. 1 Wardrobe hook. 1 painted top, 1 pencil tablet. 1 led pencil, ruhbnr tip. 1 paper common pins, 1 pkg. hair plus. 6 jackaton8. 1 gute hook. 1 rubber eraser 1 metal pencil sharpener. 1 allumlnum hair pin. 1 pkg double point tucks, 1 box Invisible hair pins. 1 fancy work bell. 1 box tacks. 1 apnle oorer. 1 nutmeg grater. 10 small comma marbles. 1 eraser. 1 picture book. 1 top strlnst. 1 picture null. 1 mustard spoon. 1 small rubber band. 1 memorandum book. 6 pottery marbles. 4 soapslone Bints pencils. 1 box carpet tack a. lo stripod china marbles. 1 dozn common clothes plLS. 2 plain cedar led pencils. 1 small school spnngo. 1 wood shite pencil. 1 glove darning finger. 1 gimlet. 1 cake cocnanut oil soup. 3 sheets silk courtplustcr. 1 Huh door stop, rubber tip. 1 wire egg beater. FOR 2ot5 EACH. 1 china neat egg, 1 rubber hair pin. 1 luruo rubber baud. 1 package envelopes. 1 spool wire for Mowers. 1 bolt white cotton tape. ' 1 bolt white linen tape. 1 box Mason shoe blacking. 1 buncb steel point liulr pins. 1 dozen brass oinqnut rings. 1 dozen black or white pine. 1 celluloid hair pin. 1 box wire hair pins. 1 Ironing wax. 1 box mourning pins. ANY OF THESE FOR 3C 1 long wooden kitchen spoon. 1,000 wood tooth picks In box. 1 baby purse. 1 vegetable brush. 1 small paint brush. 1 UHboBtos stove mat. 1 box mourning pins. THESE FOR 1 8-lnoh rubber hnlr pin. 1 roll fan-y shelf pHper. 1 rinz Hoyt spring clothes pins. 1 box moth bulls. P. MARTIN DRY GOODS CO. ONLY ONE PRICE CASH HOUSE IN Hutchinson, - - Kans, Freight paid on all 5.00 mall orders within 100 Miles. Catalog freo Free. Free. EHLBBJBJEHK 1 A 2o bottle of Tooth Fowder free to anyone having ((3.00 worth of work done at the . . . "Worster's Dental Parlor. Special Cut Prices. ESTABLISHED in J Kansas for yean. Located in Hutchinson for the last three years. l'repent Office: FOELTZEK BLOCK, No. 11, Main St. One block and a half Dorth of poBtolllce. w Fillings 25c up Crowns $3.00 up Set Teeth 4.00 up g TP - I !" S . nl i eetn extracted - - 25c LADY ASSITANT. , WltlTTKN GUAUANTElt G I VENT. 15 GIVE these special low prices in order to in- tioduco our latest np-to-dato methods of doing work at our office Remember wo do as wo advertise. Painless Methods. For which we have tlw exclusive right, are used at our olllccs only. If you have not tried our latest methods: you had better come and try us, Worster Dental Parlors, Hutchinson Office, Fceltzer Block, 1 I, N. Main. Emporia, Parsons, Ft. Scott, 233! nnnml nllnr Juna 1st the Santa Fo will sell auromor tourist tickets to l'noblo, Colorado Springs or Denver and return at ruto or t'Jl.ixi, $15.00 to $18.00 a Week, salary for an tntollluent man or woman In each town. Permanent ponltlon. IWo per hour (or tpire time. Manufacturer, Hoi 1102, Chicago. io urtlon to Colorado nud I'turj. Dnrlnir tho months or June, July, Anoint and September, tho Mlenourl PuclHo will offe (pcclal Inducement, to parties rtcelrlnir to visit Pueblo, Denver, Colorado Springs or Glcnwooil Springs, Colo, Also Oadcn and Salt Lako, Utah. Call or address F. 3 , Lelmbucu, Agent for datos and ratet and limit.