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& h 'PV7 VOL.VI.NO. 88. $1.00 A TEAK. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 27, 1894. OFFICIAL STATE FAFES, COBPOBATION OUTBAGIS. An Official Punished for Defending Hin- 673 Against Corporations. Colorado Springs, Colo., June 23. Adjutant General Taraney of thia state, a brother of Congressman Taraney, of Missouri, and ex-Congressman Taraney, of Michigan, was kidnapped from the Alamo hotel a few minutes after mid night thia morning by masked men, sup posed to be ex d8puty sheriffs, taken to the suburbs in a hack and there tarred and feathered. The outrage was the di rect result of the recent Cripple Creek miners' war. When police officers ar rived General Tarsney could not be found and up to noon to-day ha had not been heard from. About 1 o'clock, how ever, he was found at Palmer Lake, twenty-five miles away. There was a meeting of twenty-five deputy sheriffs at Antler's park at 10 o'clock, and it is believed the plot waa hatched there. General Taisney had been in the city several days attending the examination of the arrested Bull Hill miners, for whom he and Colonel B. P. Montgomery, of Cripple Creek, appeared aa attorneys. At 12:05 o'clock a call came over the telephone for Tarsney. The clerk sent the night porter, the only other man in the hotel office, to call General Tarsney. He appeared in a very few minutes and stepped up to the telephone. Ha had hardly spoken a word into the receiver when two men, with masks on their faces, entered from the street. One hastily advanced on General Tarsney, the other remained near the door, just in side the office. The man demanded that Tarsney go with them and the latter ob jected. A hurried conversation followed and one man struck Tarsney on the head with a pistol, after which he was taken forcibly from the office and put into a hack which was waiting and sur rounded by several more armed men. The prisoner waa taken to Austin Bluffs, five miles from the city, and into a field a mile from the road. He waa told to prepare for death; that waa to be his punishment for waging war against the mine owners and deputy sheriffs. Tarnuey explained that he waa charged with more than he should be held re sponsible for, going over the history of the mine trouble and calling the atten tion of his captors to the various inci dents connected therewith. The men held a short conference and decided to give the prisoner a coat of tar and feathers, which they proceeded to da They then pointed in the direc tion of Roswell and told him to go, and never return to Colorado Springs again. He walked fourteen miles, and was nearly exhausted when he found assist ance. GOVERNOR WAIT SXCTTXD. Djciyer, Colo, J:: -.3 Z5.--Qzvz7Z.ot Waite is greatly excited over the out rsge committed upon Adjutant General Tarnsey at Colorado Springs last night, and haa offered a reward of (1,000 for the arrest and conviction of any of the participants. He ordered a special train to leave for Colorado Springs thia morning, and sent out on thia train a party of detectives. Mrs. Tarsney and IBBIOATION. A Subject Which May Yet Claim tho Attention of Congress. Washington, June 25. One of tho moat concise and interesting discussions of the question of irrigating the arid landa of the West, from a Western stand point, is the report made by llepreaenta- 7t -i 4- ' tr' r -"v WICHITA COMMERCIAL COLLEGE. The above Illustration will give the reader ome Idea of the Wichita Commercial College, at leastjeome conception of the rxterior of the bulldlnx in which hundred of etndenta, Indies and gen tlemen, have made themselves proflcfent In commercial huglnesx. banking, ahort hand and typewriting and Donnal penmanship. Every facility is provided for a thorough training in all departments. A very strong and efficient faculty and corpa of antdstantB whone years of practical exi erlence i perhaps one of the greatest reasons for the success of the In stitution since Its founding. The terms, of course, are regular but the students may enter at any time and take any part of the courxe that they may desire In any of the departments. The expenses are reduced to the very lowest possible, and 'being situated as the college la makes It very accessible and convenient for Kansas or Oklahoma students. The system of banking taoght and the bookkeeping course is on the International plan that Is with other colleges In all parts of the United States, making every day's work of the student In reality lust as it is in actual business. The officers of the Institution are E. II. Robins, president: W, R. Peacock, vice-president and F. E.Keppert, secretary. Either of these gentlemen will upon application furnish any and all Information desired and in case you contemplate taking a course and tilting yourself for the buslnena affairs of active life later on you will gratify the Advocitk and please the Wichita College folks by writing them. daughter also went. At 1 o'clock he re ceived a dispatch from General Tars ney dated at Palmer Lake, twenty-five miles north of Colorado Springs, stating that he had arrived there and orders were sent the special to stop there, take the general on board and return home. The special arrived there at 1:10 o'clock, and shortly afterward started for thia city. QmiimiedanpagtU tive Sweet of Idaho, upon the measure which was agreed upon by the Western members in caucus. The bill provides for a survey of landa and waters with a view of securing accurate information and estimates of cost upon which con gress may proceed. Representative Sweet as3erta that if the land and watar of the arid njiorji era prcpsrly utilized d eccscmizad, millions of acres which are now waste places will beocme fertile homes for thousands. The consideration of the question haa been too long delayed, he continue;, and while all concede the im portance, if not the necessity, for prompt action, there ia an inclination to let the matter drift, because the East and the South fsel that it is a question requiring special knowledge, and that if congreca attempts to handlo it there ia danger of serioua mistakes. Two more reasons he suggests: That representatives from the older sections fear that a national effort to establish a system of irrigation will result in such enor mous expenditures aa to bring forth the disapproval of their constituents; and second, because of a fear among Southern members and those from east of the Missouri river of the effect upon prices of farm products. Present low prices most of them are said to be at tributable to overproduction, end the theory is that the development of the arid regions will result in increased competition in an already profitless in dustry. These facta could not stop the de velopment of the Weat, he says, railroad and telegraphic lines, the opening of mines and the great pastoral interest of the central arid states have attracted a population which had taken all the landa along etreama easy of reclamation and found a fairly good market, while the mountaisa teem with industrial hfa. The expenditures neceeaary, if the gov ernment should enter upon a policy of national reclamation, Mr. Sweet says, have been greatly exaggerated. It would not be necessary tocomplete the work before beginning to return the money expended to the treasury. Small tracta could be irrigated and disposed of to settlers at the actual cost of reclama tion, thus establishing an income from the sale of land. Who Says This Is Not a Free Coontry? Louisville, Kt., June 21. General Kelly and his right-hand man, Golon2l Eakor, were arrested hare at 3 o'clock to day aa vags, and placed under a bond of (2,500 each to appear to-morrow morn ing at 9 o'clock, when they will be tried. Bond was furnished at once, Martin Donahue becoming surety, and the men were released. Aa a result of the arrest the general did not speak at National park to-night as advertised, having been advised by hia attorney cot to do aa Kelly, however, said he would speak to-morrow night, and Chief of Police Laytor haa notified him that if he attempts to do so, he will be arreted. The mayor haa also rati fied Borachneck brothers, the maarrrsra of the National park, that they would b errestad if tVy prr.lt Gcrsl Ilt'Jy to rr-:?i tU.3 r-?i'i ; . .