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"All governments derive . thelrjustpowersfrom the consent of the governed." "All men are created free and Equal." WW WVSaVrW THE OFFICIAL OHO AN OP TUB PEOPLE'S PARTY OP KKNO COUNTY. HUTCHINSON, RENO COUNTY, KANSAS, TIIUKSDAY. KOVEMBEIt 21, 1801. VOL. 12. NO. 11. If Thi Fl&hl Ccr.tlr.uci, There continues to bo new develop ment In tho Munition with regard to the fight of tlio farmcra against tho grain trunt mid those , working with It. Aliout a week ago tho farm ers Cooperative AHsdutlon of Huh lor completed their elevator and coin meneed doing business. At tho same time or a very few clays Inter a ninn representing llrlndsln & Judd, lino olevutor people on tho Frisco railroad, came to town and rented an elevator which had been operated by Homo local dealer. Tho new man Immedi ately commenced to buy and Saturday, win paying sit xy-ono cents for wheat, tho regular market price for tho day ut tho usual two cent margin was only ulMiut fifty-eight or tlfty-ntno cents, llo was paying at least two cents iibove the usual margin, and that would allow absolutely no profit for tho purchasing, shipping and handling tho grain. Thin la tho way tho light on tho Iluhlcr cooperative con cern commences. However If It op orates as successfully for them as tho light mado on tho Haven Fanners' concern did, perhaps It will be a good tblng. Secretary Ilowatt of tho ITuvun con cern wns in tho city Saturday and re ports that ho paid out 17,0OO,.C0 last mouth for grain and that he Is Belling exclusively to the mills. HInco tho scrap In which they had Secre tary Smiley of tho grain trust on the carpet, tho mills hnvo como to his support by furnlshnlg him a market and thoy are doing nicely. Ilowcvor, under tho arrangement on which tho farmers of the Uuhlcr Institution are oporating they should not have much to fear, anyway. Hy their by-laws the nrrangemont Is that If any com . iwtltlve buyer comes Into their mar ket and offers more than they can pny and operate at a protlt, tho members of their association arc to sell to them and one-half cent per bushel of the money taken In exchnngo for their Kraln Is to be turned Into the treasury of tho cooperative Institution. iy this means they ralso the price of wheat and a portion of tho proceeds go toward supporting tho institution which has been the source of the ralso. More About Paoklng House. At the meeting of the city council Holiday night the principal topic dls cusKcd was In refercneo to tho old packing plant and tho proposed open ing of It for packing or cold storage purposes. Some time ago through an alleged compliance with a new law tho addition to the city on which the packing plant is located was set out aide the city limits. Mayor Martin took stops to have It listed for taxa tion and succeeded in doing so with the purpose If tho owners objected, of contesting the validity of tho va cating of the addition. Now that there Is a probability of tho plant be ing opened for business on a scale that would bo of considerable benefit to the city there is an effort being made to havo tho city let them alone and remain outside tho corporation limits so as to relievo them of that amount of city taxes. A number of the councihneu were favorable to the proposition providing thoy had assur ances that tho plant woul be opened up for business as their talk Indicates. Homo wanted a contracrt, and sonic were willing to tako Mr. Underwood's word for what would be done. Mr. JMcDcrniltl also reports that an expert on tho cold storage business is to be hereto look over the Held, bringing wllh him tho Idea that tho condi tions are about tho best possible for an Immense plant hero. Whether the lnt crests of these I wo di IToront parties are'tdentlcal or can be harmonized Is not known. Talking with County Attorney Taylor about tho recent hearing of tlio grain case beforo tho United Wales court at Leavenworth, ho says lie Is confident that on the proposi tions in the original hearing his con tentions will bo sustained, and that tlw Farrelly anti-trust law will he sustained as to Its constitutionality. Hut during tho last two or thrco days thi council for tho defendants, Smi ley and the grain trust havo raised a now question which may possibly be use-rl In such a way as to kill tlic elloct of tho law. The point is that If tho St. Louis commission compa nies, or any others outside of Kansas could bo shown to bo a part of the combination or trust by such evidence in was produced In this court or any other, the provision of the State slatuta which giants immunity from prosecution on any of tlio evidence given by a witness who is a member of the combination, under compulsion by tho court, might bo used In an ue lllon In tho federal courts under tho United States anti-trust laws. As under tho constltulllon no person can bo compelled to incriminate himself, ho could not be compelled to testify. However the content ion of tho county attorney Is that tho grain combina tion Is not an Inter-stato concern, 'and if not, this point Is not well ! raised. Slnco It was shown by testi mony that tho trust nttcmptad to In tlinldnto the Teasdalo Commission Company tho samo as they attempted to Intimidate tho famors, It would seem dlfilcticlt to prove them a part of tlio couiblnalon. A Good Job. Tuesday morning as soon as people were astir there was excitement on tho Blects. Word was soon passed around that tho Missouri Pacific safe had been blown and that a man was found dead beside It. Then natur ally commenced an heglra for tho de pot; The cowds congregated and the officers came. Sheriff Long and Cor oner Taylor and thepollco were there. When the crowds first came the body of tho dead man Jay Just In front of tho ticket, window on the southeast comer of tho ticket olllco In tho wait ing room. Tho body was soon re moved by the officers and undertaker Johnson. Tho safo was a complete wreck. It was overturned and blown to pieces. One door was blown up on t he desk In front of tho ticket window and the cement filling was scattered all about tho olllco with bits of broken glass from tho window, tickets and various other things that wore in tho olllco. Access to the depot had been gained by breaking out a corner of glass In the north door to the gentleman's walling room so that one could reach Inside and turn tho spring lock. Tho death of tho man Is the peculiar part. Thero Is no doubt but that he was one of tho crowd that did the. work. When found by the officers lie' had a bluo handkerchief tied over his face. In his underclothing was found some fuse and a handful of dynamite caps. Ho also had tools for plying his trade at which he had been engaged so shortly beforo his death. Hut besldo this was also found a card statlrfg that 1 ho bearer of It was C. A. Kinney and In caso of accident to notify Moillt ilorthcrs Hank of Lar ncd Kansas. Telegrams were imme diately sent to Larned to attempt to Identify him. Several persons-who have formerly lived at Lamed and are acquainted In that vicinity failed to Identify him as any one they had ever known. Ho was apparently about thirty or thirty-live years of age. Wore fairly good clothes., with over alls and Jumper out.stde. Was smooih shaven but had about three days growth of beard on his face. Hair rather dark and medium complection. There Is also no doubt but that he was killed by one of tho burglars. 1 le was shot with a largo calibre revolver Just below the heart and probably died almost Immediately. The re volver with which he was evidently killed was found lying on the foor In side tho ticket office. It was a large forty-four and had one empty cham ber. The wounds nor the clolholng were none of them powder burnt which Indicates that the revolver was held at a greater distance from ids body than he would have been able to do himself. On his person was found another small derringer carrying only one load. Z Sheriff Long received a reply to his telegram In tho afternoon stating that parties from there would be her to Ident ify the body by evening train. That night Olllcer H. S. Winchester and Mr. Howard arrived and soon iden tilled tlio body as that of Charles A. Kinney who lias a wife and family of threo chllden living there. Kin ney was an older man t han supposed, being almost forty years of age. His wife Is said to be a . very estimable woman and he has two daughtres who are very nice young ladles. There is also a son. Kinney came to Larned about tho first of August from (iienola, Kansas and has been working three teams luthc neighbor hood hauling wheat. Ho appeared to be a quiet sort of man, but was nevertheless suspected of being impli cated in tho safo blowing at tho Santa Fe depot at that place a few weeks ago, and the burning of a liv ery barn, with eleven head of horses, at tho same time to attract attention of the citizens while they coiuuiiri niale their work. it also seems to be very well authen ticated flint, lie I'iiinn lirwi nlu.nl last Friday and registered at thoj CanipbeU hotel under an assumed name with a couple of other men. They wero about thero till Sunday, and Mr. (J ray, the landlord, says ho was uneasy anil suspicious of them. They were drinking considerable and he took them for hard characters, Several of his boarders were also able to identify the dead man as one of the men that had been there, Since tlio robbery at Larned, thero have been several other safes blwn In this territory. Thero was one at Kingman last week and miodown the lino on (lie Hock Island. It was all doubtless tho work of this gang. Yet their work was almost always clum sily done and they failed to make any big hauls. From tho safe here they got nothing. Thero was only about llfly dollars In the safe and the safo fell over on It so they aould not get It, Some of the bills were badly mutilated by tho explosion, The motive for tho shoot lug of the man Is a profound mystery. About the only theory advanced Is, thai by tho explosion he was struck on the head by a piece of cement or a stone and stunned, His pals thinking him too badly. Injured to get away had shot him on the theory that dead men never talk too much. To support this theory thero was a slight bruised place on his forehead which appeared to bo fresh. However It was nothing serious. There was also a pleco of stone near him. , Others suggest that the thieves fell to quarreling over the unsuccessful work and shot him, Mr, Winchester of Larned says that when the news of his death was first broken to his wifo sho was told he had been killed in tho Santa Fe yards. She could not understand why she should not have been not Hied In stead of tho officers, and finally on her importunities she was told the whole story. Railroad Are Playing Fair. James Hutlcr In his department of the Farmers Advocate relating to their business and grain, shipments has tho following; "To farmers who deslro to ship grain wo wish to say that the railroads In this stato have cancelled tho old order that required the shipper to' have tho grain In the city limits or in sight. Tho railroads aro now complying with tho new law and everywhere they aro serving the farmers with cars tho samo as other shippers where they load Uiem promptly according to their regular rules. If an agent tells you that such an order Is not In operation the chances are that he is under the In fluence of somo grain firm and if such Is the caso and ho refuses to order the cars for you, we request you to no tify this olllco at once giving the namo of tho agent. In ordering ,ask for blank and make out written re quest. If tho agent demands It, 11 will bo necessary for you to deposit 20 percent of freight charges on said car. "You should demand thoso blanks and If tho agent docs not furnish them to you write out your order on a pleco of paper and keep a copy of it and If tho car Is not set In In a rea sonable time send tho copy of your application that you havo kept to this office and ,we will take the mat ter up for you. We wish to say em phatically that the. instruction of the railroad olllclals to tho local agents Is to comply with tho law passed last winter, and It Is our opinion in every caso where tho agent refuses, to order cars that he Is not following Instruc tions given him by higher olllclals, but Is working on his own responsi bility." The legislature passed a new law last winter concerning the reporting and quarantining of contagious and infectious deseases. This law was intended largely to enable the author ities to stamp out the small pox which has had such a run in tills and surrounding states for tlic last three winters, it has been so mild that people have been careless to an un wonted degree. However it lias been very expensive to the county and city, even though tho loss of life has been comparatively nothing, Hut It is li able to take on a more malignant and serious form, and the authorities have acted with good Judgment In com mencing the war against the disease early. The new law is very stringent in Its terms about quarantining, and the carelessness that has been prac ticed may become dangerous. So far thero has been but ono mild case shown up, and care is being taken to prevent It from spreading. Live Stock Kxpyaltion, Chicago, 111 Nov 30th to December 7tb,rate cno fore plus f-.OO for tho round tiip, tick eta on sale December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Ileal return limit December 8th, 1901. City 0wnorihli, This otilco Is In receipt of a tabu lated statement which was furnished by parties Interested In this city In having tho city purchase tho city water and light plant, relativo to the cost of Hiich plants In other cities In tho' United States 'which havo ac quired title to Iho plants, either by purcluiKO or by building their own. Tlio information In this table Is fur nished by a bureau of Information whoso business It Is to gather such statistics, upon much tho samo plan as Dunn and Hradstreet operate, nnd various oilier Institutions that gather Information pertaining to their par ticular trade, or Industry. In this table are listed fifty-seven different towns In twenty different states. Tlic largest of tho towns Is of about 14,000 population with water works costing tho city approximately $000,000 and a light plant costing nearly 9500,000. The smallest Is a town of C,:)C1 pop ulation and a water plant costing The average slzo of the llfty-seven cities enumertaed Is 10,704, and tlio cost average of tho water works In each town Is $1147,845.15. The average cost of the light plant in twenty-seven towns scattered over twcutyslat.es Is given at $157,000., the towns averaging 100,00 popula tion. These seem llko high figures for the cost of such plants. They arc undoubtedly much more than the city of Hutchinson will bo willing to pay for a plant here. Hut however, tho figures In this Infomatiou giving gross annual revenue, operating and maintaining expenses and net profits for tho years of 18:i'. and WOO in thirty six of these towns with an average population of li,;i(!0 show net profits ranging all tho way from $0,000.00 to $44,000.00. The city showing only $9,000 In net profits Is Newton, Kan sas, which has a population of con siderably less than Hutchlnsodn, It being only 0,017, and with tho gross annual earnlusg only $15,000.00. Em piVl.i, a little smaller than Hutchin son, population 8,221 made $14,000.00 in net profits on her water works, wltli tho gross earnings $10,300.00. According to the figures hero shown the average gross earnings on tho wa ter works of theso towns was $:io, 213.22. Tho average cost of operation and maintalnancc was $7,005.25. The average net annual profits were $2,'), 253.11. Tho cost of tho waterworks plant In Newton is given at $210,000 and in Emporia at $212,000. The whole wa ter, light, and gas plant of tlilsclty has been listed for laxatlon at only from thirty-live to fifty thousand dol lars, which being considered one-third of actual value would mako tho esti mate of the company on it for pur poses of taxation only from $100,000 to $150,000. If they would sell at thoso figures It Is needless to say that tho city would take tho plant. Hut tho chairman of the water and light commlttecstutcdjthat In their nego tiations with tlio representatives of the company in trying to get them to set a knock-down price, they were very reluctant to do so. 1 n fact would not 'do so. Hut finally said they would take $100,000.00. Thero Is considera ble difference between that amount and the price at which It was listed for taxation, but they admitted the plant Is not now worth thoso figures. They did argue, however, that In course of time before the lapso of their franc.hl.so the plant would grow into that value. The belief of those of the council and others who have examined most care fully Into the matter, Is that the plant Is worth at a reasonable llgure, about or somewhere In tho range of $225,000. What they will think, or what the company will want, after the expert engineer makes his report, can only bo determined by waiting. Our sister town of Newton was swept by a disastrous fire last Satur day. The firo caught in a barrel of tar in a lumber yard and caught sev eral other large buildings. Ono was tho furuituro house of Duff & Duff, a threo story building, the store rooms of the Gas and Electric Co., and the ware rooms of the Follett Implement Co. McManus' big depart ment store was also badly damaged. Help arrived from Wichita lire depart ment which helped to get the flames under control. The citizens of this place will sincerely sympathise with Newton In her affliction. Although Newton and Hutchinson are in a cer Hlu sense rival towns, yel there has always been the best of feeling be tween them. It Is right. Even though rivalry between cities or per sons, or occupations Is strong there Is no sense in its being bitter. We Closa at 12:00 o'clock for the day, Thursday, Nov. 28th DO VOUr triHillO' Tflllmrtau TtifinLcrv;,ilnv. Mnrnfnn. J b .,, ,wv.mt, Ma... n I. ... . new ouius, tmm Received this morning Theca are I in In dlaneter, come lu full hb boi tmen t of colore 5Cy Yd November There's an Individuality About the Marrin Carpets. That is pleating to tlio purchaser thoro h a distinct (Mrence In the carpets wo sell and those seen about town. It is this diffvrenee, coupled with our low prices nnd liberal methods that brings tlio greater portion of carpet buyers to our store. Our Carpet Salo Will bo -- Carpets Note Theoe Prico Reductions. titnllli'B Extra AXujUii&ierd In p etty shades of red uml green regular price $1 25--8ult Price pi yard, made Q5q Hest Grades of Smllli'd and SUie ion's Velvet Carpets, In fWul and oriental designs, rich colmlnga regular price aJl.lO-Prlce perwl, mj8 87ic A Good Wool Velvet Carpet, lu rich colorings, neat pul terns, noth Ing better for the unci rtgulat prlcn 8Gc Sulo 1'rlce, pur ni. rode 75c Tupeatry JJruaselg we bave a nice assortment of Uiih carpet, which will Interest, you M the followlnu rrlcpp; 4(M, CO j and (11) j vsrd made. The regular prices urn COo, 75j, Had 85o. Granh rnrpets, Ingrain patterns, SO ,REE P. MARTIN DRY GOODS CO. ONLY ONE riUCE CASH HOUSE IN Hutchinson, - - Kans Freight paid on all $5 . 00 mail orders within 100 Miles, Catalog freo Worster's Dental Parlor ESTABLISHED In " Kanana for jean. Located In IIutcbliiBon for the last three yearn. Present OHlce: FOELTZElt IJLOCK, No. 11, Main Sr. One Mock and a half north of puakflljo. Do Not Wait, but Come Today and Have Your Teeth Examined. We Save Aching Ttelh We Save Ulcerated Teeth We Save old lloota. We can Save 05 percent of teeth that other dentists extract. Why not try our,.. Painless Methods. We wish to Introduce our up-to-date uiothoda Into everv home, hence our apeclal Inducements, lie sure you are lb the right place. Wo do as we advertise, Qet rid of those anin;s, that bad breath from faulty chew ing, and put on a tiroad rodIh with our latest double auction plate. It tits where others fall. If your teeth arc stained they can be polished to a pearly whitenese; li your gums and roade beaimy. Worster Dental Parlors, Hutchinson Office, Fceltzer Block, No. 11 N. Main. Kinporia. Parsons. Ft. Scott. on mil ultor June It the SiiiUn To will loll ummar tonrlst tlckoU to Puoblo, Colorado Springs or I'onvor and roturn at ruto of I'M. 00, $15.00 to $18.00 a Week, salary for an Intelligent man orlwomun In each town. Pi-rmauont position. !Wo per hour (or aparo tiuio. Manufacturer, Ho 1102, Chicago. , iwinagi, , if I VI I III li ,. jfuv .i raniasoie: You've beard of it for coucb, chair and gen eral upholstery like lea ther; 64 - In . Wde, $1,50 til, loot Continued all the Week-All Made Frn.-- Now, ThisWeek iothe Time to Buy. Flemish Ta entry, good heavy car pot, better than any 3-ply erpel made, body HrusBela paiterrtB, uone bke it for long wear regular price 85j) a yard-made free during tlio aide at yard , 1ZQ Ingrain In 2 ply, all wool, extra Bond weight, nnit colors and put-terns-wirtli 0IU a yard Salo price per yard made fjqq A few patterns In cotton chains In blocks and floral designs -reg.iliir prices are 4,i yairt-durlnu this aula they will be made free at, per ard 39c Union Ingrain Carpet, wool and cotton mixed regular price 3(o vnl Sale price per yard made 32c Inches wide, during this sale martn 22c Yard masses Special Cut Prices. Fillings 25c up Crowns $3.00 up Set Teeth 5.00 up Teeth Extracted - 25c LADY ASSITANT. WllITTKN GUAKANIEH Ql VEN. We Save llniken Down Teeth, We Restore Dlacoloied Teeth to their natural color, All Uruucheg of Duntlstry Done at our office. weed nuv me tartar removed, treated xeiiralonn lo ColorniU ninl l'th. Durlnir the months of Juno, Jul", August and Koptcmlwr, tin Mhwmri Puclllo wll otte epft'lal Intlucemonla to pnrtlus di ulring to visit Pueblo, Dcnvor, Colorado Hprlnga or Olcnwood Springs, Colo, Also Oxdcn and t-'alt Lake, Utah. Call or address P, J , Lslinbaob, Agont for dates and ril'ct and limit.