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r i rrhita !- k '"' ' ? -rSvgjgjgfc , rif pr? -J,. Kim historical Sedety H II ' voii xn no 6 WICHITA, KANSAS, SATUEDAT MORNING NOVEMBER 23. 18S9. WHOLE NO 1726 a 8- yr Ifi J I' 123 to 127 N. Tbe big ribbon sale continues today. Lady Grey Perfumes now on sale. Ladies' Black Casnmere Vests open today. Black Fishnet, for evening wear, on sale now. Persian Effects in French Flannels. New Braids and Persian Bands for dress trimming. J ew Cardinal Cream. White and Black Henriettas. Very handsome Plaids for children or combination suits. Big Lines of Silk Umbrellas, Sterling and Oxidized handles. Special 6 days' sale and cut prices on "big lines of merchandise. 25 per cent off on all Trimmed Hats, Novelties in our Cloak Department, We are making you a Christmas present of some hand somely illustrated books when your purchases amount; to $20. Its a sure enough present to you, and perhaps will save you buying one. MUNSON & MeNAMARA. We o lot Or sell worthless, rotten, moth-eaten auotion stuff at any price, or keep it in our store to deceive the people with. We do not make a great hue and cry over a cheap pair of suspenders for five cents, and then ask twenty dollars for a suit of clothes worth only ten. These and other similar schemes belong to a class or dea'ers who are constantly scheming to deceive the public and who have no business reputation to lose. It is a well-known and thoroughly es tablished fact that we handle the very best goods manufactured and cater to the best trade. And those who want the best articles can buy them of us at less figures than they have to pay the aforesaid dealers for slop made cheap trash. WE SELL MORE OVERCOATS! THAN ANY OTHER TWO DEALERS IN THE STATE, Because We Have the Best and Sell Them the Cheapest. WE SELL MORE ITS for MEN, BOYS xk CHIIMN THAN ANY OTHER HOUSE IN THE WEST, Because we have earned a wide reputation for superiority in trim, fit and price of these goods. WE HAVE GOT MORE FINE IMPORTED UNDERWEAR THAN ANY OTHER POUR HOUSES INTHE STATE; Too much for our own good. We have got to sell it and have marked it all down at a fearful sacrifice to unload it. We adopt no copied ways of letting people know our goods and prices. We go on our own hook as Leaders should. BY GIVING- GREAT BARGAINS we manage to keep our store thronged with cus tomers. COLE & JONES, The One Price Clothiers, 208, 210 and 212 DOUGLAS AVENUE, WICHITA, KANSAS. THE ITALIAN BAND Has lbeen engaged to discourse their sweet music to our friends EVERY SATURDAY NIGH FROM 7 TO 10 P. M. The choice music and beautiful Holiday Display will well repay a visit to our store? All will "be made welcome. ROBINSON & CHAMPION "Kmnnrinm nf Art. and Rfia.nt.v." Sedgwick Block, Main Street. andle Trash! Wichita, Kan. PHILADELPHIA STOBB, S. W. Cor. Douglas ave. and Market Grand clearing sale to make room for holiday goods. Our store room is entirely too small for the immense stock we carry. Goods for the holiday trade take up lots of room, and as we have only four weeks to sell hol iday goods in, we must make some sacrifices in order to make room for our Christmas dis plays. Our prices on flannels have been unusually low this season, our sales thus far showing a heavy increase on our last year's business. For this week we have cut the prices 20 per cent, below our regular selling price. Our custom flannels are cut this week 20 per cent, below our selling price. On our dress goods, of which we have an unusually attractive line, we will also give you a dis count of 20 per cent, from our former prices. These prices will really bring these goods below the cost of manufacture. On our underwear, men's, ladies' and children's, we will reduce the prices 25 per cent., as the unusual warm weather has retarded our sales, and we do not wish to carry these goods over another season. Table linens, towels, and all housekeeping goods, all re duced. We must have the room for our grand holiday display. Blankets and comforts share in the same reduction. We will sell them very cheap during this week. Remember every purchase of one dollar entitles you to one ticket in our grand drawing for the One Thousand Dollar Music Box, the finest instrument of its kind ever manufactured. VICTORY ! Let it be Inscribed on the Blood Stained Banner of Truth, The Great Give-Away Scheme Conducted by A. A. POST At 405 E. Douglas Avenue, The salesmen are all kept so busy selling goodsand giving away the presents that it is Impossible to keep track of and write a list of the articles given away, and some do not want their names published: therefore, no more lists will be given. Tiro diamond studs, four gold watches and beven silver watches have already been drawn, besides a great many otner "articles .such as silver cup?, berry dishes, castors, knives, fork', spoon, clocks and jewelry of various kinds, and the beauty of it is the presents are given right on the pot without waiting until some future time to draw them. A present is given with every cash sale of $o or more, and the great sale is rushing on. There are gold and silver watches, dia monds, clocks, silverware and jewelry of all kinds yet to be given away, and the list ot prices given below of a few articles will show that goods are to be sold cheaper than thoy can ba bought ehowhere: Genuine Rogers' silver Dlated Knives 81.75 per set. Genuine Rogers' silver Forks SI. 75 per set. Genuine Rogers' silver Tea Spoons 81.25 per set. Genuine Rogers' silver plated plated plated Table Spoons 82.00 per set. Eight Day Alarm Walnut Frame Clocks 84 po each. Other dealers sell tne same clock for 87 Nickle Alarm Clock 81.25 each. Other dealers sell tha same forS2 Watches that other dealers sell for S5. go for S3: 810 watches for 87; 820 watches for 815; 850 watches for S35. 8100 watche3 for S70. Diamonds and Silver ware at same reductions. A few foolish ones will ?ay this i only an advertising scheme una give it no attention, but the WISE WILL COME And great will be their reward. So if yon want to be one of the luckv ones, come at once to 405 East Douglas are., Wichita, Kansas, and see A. ' A. I 0 U 1 . M M FATAL SITS. A TYEOXGED womak shoots dowx HER BETRAYER. A $ew York Elevated Railway Official Assassinated on a Crowded Thorouglare. Mrs. Hannah South-worth the Calm and Self-Satisfied Murderess of Stephen L. Pettus. The Story of Her Wrongs and Years of lorbearance Told Shedding of Blood the Only Course Left to Punish a Most Damnable Criminal and Defamei The "Woman Evi dently Demented. New York, Not. 22. Stephen L. Pettus. secretary and treasurer of the Brooklyn union elevated railroad, and a member of the firm of Pollard, Pettus & Co., of 54 Broad street, was shot dead here this morning in front of No. 10 Fulton street by a Mrs. Hannah Southworth, who re fused to cive her address to the police when arrested. Just before 10 o'clock, while Pulton street was crowded with people who had just landed from a Brooklyn ferry boat, a young woman wearing a seal skin sacque, trimmed with long, black fur, was seen hurrying alone behind a well dressed man wearing a derby hat. Wheu in front of No. 10, she pulled a large Smith & Wesson revolver, 38 cali bre, from beneath her dress, and fired five shots in quick succession at the man in front of her, although he fell at the first shot: in fact the woman continued firing until every chamber in the revolver was emptied. As the victim writhed and struggled on the sidewalk, the woman looked calm and self-pos&essed, actually smiling with apparent satisfaction. In a short time a great crowd had gathered, attracted to the spot by the repeated pistol firing. THE MURDERESS ARRESTED. An officer made a rush for the place. She saw the officer coming and raising herself to her full height and assuming a some what dramatic position she hissed out be tween her teeth pointing at the now life lifeless body on the sidewalk, "That man botrayed me and I have shot him. He has ruined me and my family." Sho was taken to the old oolice station where the woman gave her name as Hannah Southworth, but persisted in refusing to give her residence. To the sergeant at the desk Miss South worth repeated the statement that the dead man had betrayed her and her fam ily. Then the woman was locked up. During this trying ordeal Mrs. South worth never winced, but if possible be came more calm and dignified. FIVE DEADLY BULLETS. An examination of the dead man showed that five bullets had taken effect; three bullets lodged in the back, one in his neck and one in his richt side. Either one of the bullets wouid have caused death. Hannah Southworth who committed the murder is the woman who attacked Mr. Pettus in front of the elevated railway of fice at Q." Clinton street, Brooklyn, about n year ago. She was arrested at the time and taken before the late .Judge Walsh, who placed her under bond to keep the peace. Within an hour after reaching the po lice station a lawyer called and was con ducted to the captain's room, where the woman sat. He told her the represented Howe & Hummel, the criminal lawyers. "Oil then, toll Mr. Hummel no to be angry with me," the woman cried. Tell him not to desert me now." She was very much excited and begged for a little chloroform. "Only a little," she cried, "my doctor lets mo have it to quiet my nerves. Lot me have some now." Her request was not granted. She was greatly moved and her brain seemed hang ing on the bring of lunacj'. THE WOMAN EVIDENTLY DEMENTED. When Mrs. Southworth appeared in the coroner's office in the afternoon she was affected to a degree that was fearful to witness, her mind being apparently in no condition to think or to comprehend what was going ou about her. She was very well dressed and is very pretty. She wore a dark and light brown dress, with a cloak of sealskin trimmed with a darker fur. Coroner Le?y asked her name ami she gave it as Hannah B. Southworth, in a low voice. When she was asked where sho lived she shook her head and aaid: "Mr. Hummell knows." Mr. Stelnhart, who represented Howe & Hummell, answered for her that she could not remember her residence; that it was not intentional but she was incapable of thought. "I siiDpo;e you have no statement to make," Coroner Levy said. "She is in no condition to make one," Mr. Steinhart answered. "I see that." answered the coroner kindly. If Mrs. Southworth was acting it was very good and painful acting. She stood up suddenly as if she was entirely alone and began to pace and down the room with her arms folded behind her. COMMITTED UNTIL TUESDAY. The coroner committed her to the city prison until Tuesday at 1 o'clock, when she will be given a hearing. She allowed them to lead her down stairs without any words or feeling and was driven to prison. Amonp the papers tound on the person of the dead man was a letter without an envelope. It began "My dear friend." and expressed great gratitude for services rendered the writer. Jn conclusion it said: "I can not tell you how fond and grateful I am for the little home you have given me. The flat is perfect ami I hope you will come down on Tuesday." The letter was signed simply "C." The band writing was evidently a woman's. For the past .six months Mrs. Hannah B. Southworth has boarded with the fam ily of her brother, W. B. Mar tin, a well known con- l tractor ou Lafayette avenue, Brooklyn. j Mr. Martin is married and has one child. His mother lives with him. A reporter called upon the family this afternoon. He was met at the door by Mrs. Martin. Jr., sister-in-law of Mrs. Southworth The re porter, supposing that tne lady had heard of the tragedy, made several inquiries about Mrs. Sonth worth, but each time was met with an evasive reply. "Why, wnat is the cause of yoar ques tions" she demanded. "You have heard about Mrs. South worth's trouble." and with that the reporter handed the first edition containing an account of the killing of Pettus. She seized the paper and rushed off to a rear room, leaving the reporter standing in the middle of the par lor. Mrs. Martin slammed the door be hind her, but notwithstanding that fact, excited and loud talk could be beard within. Then there were sobs and mains, and Mime one said. "On, I knew she would do it.' MR?. MARTIN'S STORY. Mrs. Martin returned to the pirlor and apoloeized for her absence by explaining that this was fearful Hews and an awful surprise to them. Mrs. Soufchworth ha left home, she said, about 9 o'cloci that morning. She did not say where sht was going. She never did. She di not seem excited, but apparently in a goo humor. Mrs. Martin declared she ha never seen Pettus, but confessed that sh had occasionally heard Mrs. Southwortl speak of him. When Mis Southworth did refer to him it was not usually in com plimentary terms. "Why should she speak favorably of r man," demanded Mrs. Martin, "who ha so cruelly wronged her." The reporter inquired as to the nature of the cruel wrong, ana Mrs. Martin replied that she referred to the occasion when Mrs. Southworth was drugged and assault ed in a private house up town in this city. She declared that she did not knou the particulars and refused to say any thing more about it. THE STORY OF HER WRONGING. The cause of the tragedy as stated by an acquaintance of Mrs. Southworth, who has known the particulars of the troubles between them for some years, dates back to an outrage committed by Pettus upon the lady and which had been concealed from any one except a very few of her most intimate friends for a long time. At the close of a matinee one afternoon in New York city Mr. Pettus asked Mrs. Southworth to call at a certain residence near by upon a pretext of seeing a friend of his. " As the house was in the neighborhood and in a respectable part of the city Mrs. Southworth consented. They were ushered into a parlor where to Mrs. Southworth's consternation they were met by a colored man with the air of waiter, from whom Mr. Pettus ordered a bottle of wino. Mrs. Southworth being frightened at her surroundings demanded an explana tion, aud was reassured by Mr. Pettus that everything was all right. In the meantime she was urged to take a glass of champagne, which she did, having been accustomed from childhood to the use of of wine upon proper occasions. In a few moments she lost consciousness and knew nothing more of her surroundings until the morning following, when she waked up finding herself in bed in this strange house with no one about her, with no one within call whom she had ever known. She soon discovered that she had been wronged while unconscious. Over whelmed with shame she returned home and giving some excuse as best she could to her family for her absence she at tempted to conceal her disgrace by keep ing it a secret. In the course ofa few weeks, however, to her consternation, she discovered that some one must be taken into her confidence and that absolute se crecy would soon become an impossibility. In her extremity she appealed to Pettus to assist her and still saye her good name. In time she decided at the instance of Pet tus in order to protect her name to con sent to malpractice. She was sent to an in terior city in this state where, at a hotel among utter strangers she was at tended by a physician under whoso care she lay for weeks hovering between life and death. She was at length restored to a shadow of her former self, her life wreck ed and her physical health irretrievable broken. FRAIL PROMISES BY TOE VILLAIN. In order to avoid exposure at the time of the outrage Pettus, it is alleged, made the most profuse promises of substantial pro vision for her. Upon her recovery, after the lapse of nearly a year, he met her reminders of his ob ligations with nothing except derision. The effect upon the temper of a high strung Kentucky woman may be im agined. She was driven to desperation. Pettus at length being wearied of her importunities to fulfill his promises, adoped a novel method of ridding himself of what he considered an incubus. He is said to have circulated reports among their friends to the effect that Mrs. South worth was a discarded mistress of his, of whom he had tired and who was pursuing him for the purpose of blackmailing liim. Mrs. Southworth's years of suffering and self-immolation in order to protect her family name appeared now to have gone for naught. In a frame of mind which was the climax of her wrongs she attacked Mr. Pettus in a horsewhip ping scene. Inasmuch as secrecy was no longer to be maintained she appealed to Messrs. Howe & Hummel, the criminal lawyers, not to obtain money damage, but that the truth might be exploded and the infamy of her persecutor ex posed. She found to her dismay that the statute of limitations, owing to the time which had now elapsed protected Mr. Pettus from prosecution for the original outrage and she therefore changed her tactics and be gan a suit for slander and defamation of character with the same object in view. That was the legal status of the matter up today when the tragedy occurred. Mr. Pettus was 42 years of age and re sided at 49 Eighth avenue, Brooklyn. His wife is an invalid and there are no children. A NATIVE OF LOUISVILLE. LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Nov. 22 Mrs. Hannah Southworth, who shot and killed Stephen L. Pettus in New York this morning, is a native of Louisville, being the daughter of the late E. J. Martin, a well known coffee broker. She is about 30 years of age and has ben a widow for ten years. She charged Mr. Pettus, who was originally from Clarksville, Tenn., with having com mitted an outrage upon her years ago, for which a suit for $25,000 was brought against him by Mrs. Southworth borne months ago. CONVICTS IN OPEN REVOLT. TUNIS, November 22. A revolt has oc curred among the convicts in the Lavou lutc prison. The prisoners succeeded in freeing themselves from their chains and in procuring fire arms and other weapons. They then made a fierce attack on the jailors, who were unable to quell the re volt. md troops were summoned. When they arrived at the jail a desperate fight took place and many of the prisoners and soldiers were killed. THE BARNARDS ESCAPE HANGING. Nashville, lenn., November 22. Gov ernor Taylor yesterday acted upon the ca of the five Barnard, sentenced to hang for murder, in Hancock county. The gov ernor pardoned absolutely John. Jr., and Elijah Barnard, commuted to five years in penitentiary the sentences of Clint and Anderson Barnard, and to ten years that of the old man, John Barnard. EVIDENT WORK OFSENSATfONALISTS. CHICAGO, Ill.,Nov. 22. Police have made a strange and sickening dtcovery which will probably.lead to the unearthing of a bloody tragedy. Directly opposite the Deering street station at ft!I Deerioc street stands a frame cottage owned by John Frawley. Up to the 10th of this month this cottage was tenanted by John j Hughes, his wile and two children. On the i 13th they disappeared. This morning the cottage was broken opeD and the tloor, ceiling and walli of three rooms were found almost literally covered with blood. On ome"places on the floor the blood had not dried and was so thick that it could be literally scooped up with a spoon. ilie'police force investigated and bare established the fact that no tnutedy ha? taken place at tbe cottage. The blood marks are not such as would be produced in a life and death strurgle hut are broad smear, of blood as if spread on by a white wash brush. They fay that the blood was brought there and pat on the walls by en emies of Hughes. AN AGED NEGRESS DEAD. Sr-J5E?H,Mo.rNov. 22. Kansas Lee, formerly slave on the Lee estate in Vir ginia, but a resident of this city for the j past nine years, died at her borne today her faculties up to the time of her death. ROCK All the Comities on the the Line Rcpre; sented in- Conference, Immediate Step3 Will be Taken by All to Combat the Effort at Fraud, The Choctaws and Chickasaws Seeking a Conference "With the Cherokee Com missionersThe Last Probably Ar rest in the Cross Case Martin Monument Association Gen eral "Western Gossip. ToPEKA,Kan., Nov. 22. All the counties of Kansas on the line of the Rock Island were represented by county officials, county attorneys in most cases empowered to confer and take action in relation to tbe Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska foreclosure suit in the United States circuit court brought by the Metropolitan Trust com pany of New York. The represenatives of all the couuties concerned being convinced that the foreclosure is merely an attempt to defraud the bondholders of the road in Kansas counties,today pledged the necessary funds and agreed unani mously to take immediate steps to contest the foreclosure iu the courts. The meet ing ndjourned until tomorrow, when fur ther action it is expected will take place. The sessions are secret. INCENDIARIES AT HAYS. Hats Citv, Kan., Nov. 22. Incendiaries last night set fire to hay stacks at Port Hays and burned hundreds of tons of hay. WINTER WHEAT EXCELLENT. Hats Citt, Kan., Nov. 22. Winter wheat is in excellent condition in this county. The acreage planted is extra ordinary. ANOTHER OFTHE CROSS CASES. Topeka, Kan., Nov. 22. Sheriff Gleason of McPherson, actinc as a special deputy L'nited States marshal, came in from .Mc Pherson county this evening with Charles J. Calvert, another of the men charged with complicity in the Sheriff Cross tragedy in No Man's land. The fact that all these men are arrested at points remote from Stevens county, where, it is claimed, the conspiracy originated, is explained by tho statement that they were residents of Hug oton or Woodsdaleat that time, July, 1SSS, but have returned to their former homes, where they are now being found and bfought back. It is believed that this is the last arrest tliat will be made under the fugitive warrant issued from the court at Paris, as the rest are scattered far and wide. It is understood that in the habeas corpus proceedings the utmost that is hoped for is to have a bail fixed by the court, and it has been intimated that such as are able to establish the fact that they were many miles away from the hay mead ows where tho massacre occurred will be given a chance to furnish bonds. ANOTHER CONFERENCE PROJECTED. TAHLEQUAH, I. T., Nov. 22. A joint delegation of Cboctaws and Chickasaw are expected here soon to confer with the commissioners. It is reported that their purpose is to negotiate for the sale of land between the 00th anil 100th meridian now occupied by the Comauches and Wicbltas. If this be the object the commissioners say the business can be speedily settled, for the government already owns that land, though they are not apparently apprised of it. The visit, however, may concern the al lotment of the lands and may lead to Im portant negotiations. The commissioners' purpose was to visit those trioes after leaving here, but they express themselves as willing to attempt negotiations here. Chairman Ross, of the commltteeon for eign relations, says that he will probably report on tho correspondence to the senate tomorrow. The resolution of Councilman Jackson to appoint a joint commission may come up in the house after the senate's action ou Ross' report. WESTERN MATTERS AT TH E CAPITAL. Washington. Nov. 22. J. M. Carn-dian has been appointed postmaster at Long Island, Phillips county, Kansas, vice Mrs. S. E. Watson, removed. The Hon. Robert Liwrenco and Messra. Sawyer and Piatt ot Wichita, Kan., who have been here as a committee from the board of education to investigate the hent ing system of school buildings, have left for home. Pensions were granted to the following Kansan1-: Original invalid- Samuel Tay lor, Havens villi". Mcse M. Beck, Holden. Pleasanton Nabb, Sedgwick. George W. Clark. Wellington. Francis Lyttle, Blur Hill. Win. Orrus Phillips. Oreealenf. Roy al W. Col, Cimarron, Lewis Y. Grurabs Topeka: James M- Rogers, Ibnlar Hugh McCulIouiih, Bnrlingtou. Harlow FiU, Kinsley; John Waugb, Mann too. Thorn ae J, Bristom, Ottumwa, Ifcaac PI Hascr, Ki Ifria; I;wis Y. Wicker, WmfiVId. J. Zuik, Bartford: Asher M. Deliow. Os-nye City. Monroe Dorse, Leavenworth: James K. Crlmbs, Independence; Jaraex Meacham, Topeka. Restoration John Openchain, Greensbunr. Increase- Edward J. Heis ler, Kirwin. David Munden, Kintrraan. Jos. Rislnzton, Fredoni. Athelston A. Justice, Clinton: Gro. P. Thoma, Woldo; Thomas Brown. Republic: Jos. II. Eddy. Ruwell, James M. tnart, Nickron- J. Robinson, National Military Home; G. A. Fitch, Mdia. John Schneider. Hubbl. John L Webber, Lawrence. M-sh.nck Pur den, Cherokee Mexican survivor'- Harvey Conl'-y, El Dorado, and an increase to Samuel H. Ford, Anadarko, L T. CURSORY JUDGMENT. Statesmen Proa Washing'on Hot Alaj3 Ported on Kansas Sentiment. Kansas ;Cttt, Mo., Not. 22. Senator Plumb war at the union depot hut even ing on his way to WaihJngton. He had just arrived from Emporia and, bing fresh from the scene of action, talked con siderably on Kanww politic. In an lntr view with a Star reporW the senator said that he made a point not to discuss Kan as politics for tbe benefit of newspaper outde of his own state. Said he. "TV have plenty of taoers in Kansas to do all the 'vrrapping' we aped. I will tell you what is the matter tccagh. and you may tell your readers wx There ii 00 fight for resubmission in Kansas save what It sroiog on over here. Vou Kan.a City fellows may defeat the prohibition law a. often aycupieao. but iX will br long cold 6a.j in ajulvm when tis people of tb.t state go back on tbe poIScy of prohibition. Stand all of the people In the X&ie la a row and rwhati c&e n a thousand will want to go back to old wfc!ky rryinvs. Bat be that as it may, when tb time J MEASURES TO RESIST THE 1SLAXD FORECLOSURE. omes Kansas will settle that without n larticlo of outside interference." 'Have you any personal views on tko iubject, senator?" "My position is a matter of record. I iave repeatedly expressed myself and iced not repeat now that I am a prohibi ionist by education, environment and in clination." Senator Plumb goes to Washinington to Tiake ready for the cominsr session of con .cress and remain there all winter. His family will continue to reside at. EmDoria. MARTIN MONUMENT MOVEMENT. TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 22, An association has been organized for the erection of a monument and statue in Capital square to the nipniory of the late Governor John A. Martin. The association is officered as followed: President, Governor Lyman U. Humphrey; vice president, S. D. MacDon nld of Topeka; secretary. Secretary of State William Higgins; treasurer. State Treas urer James W. Hamilton; Henry Booth of Lamed, commander of the Kansas depart ment of tbe G. A. 1L; Colonel Charles Pago ot Fort Leavenworth, commander of the Loyal Legion. A. Iu Vooi hies of Russell, grand master of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows; George C. Kenyon of Abi lene, grand master of the Masonic frater nity; S. B. Riggs of Emporia, grand dlcta tor'of the Kuights of Honor; J. 11. Down ing of Hays City, president of the State Editorial association; Sol R. Washer of tha Eighth Kansas Regiment association. NATURAL GAS AT ERIE. EniE, Kan., Nov. 22. A vien of natural gas wits struck here today at a depth of a hundred feet. The discovery was mado while boring for water. The ttoW of gas is a good one and will le utilized. CRAZED BY DISPAHL Deserted by His Wife a Dying Consump tive Attemuts a Triple Murder. New Yor.K, Nov. 22. Driven desperato by disease and the cruel treatment of hu wife, James Smith, a letter carrier at tached to station "D," this afternoon tried to kill himself and two pretty babes In tho Lawrence flats at $21 East Ninth street. He almost made a complete suc cess of his work. Oue child Is dead and the other dying. A button on his trowser was tho only thing that prevented Smith from taking his own life. A woman is at tbe bottom of it, as is usually tho cao. Two weeks ago Smith's wife left him for tho second time without auy warning or cause. H is suffering with consump tion contracted during the blizzard. Tho doctor told him he could not live Inter than next .spring. With his wife gono and his death in view Smith concluded hit children would be better off dead than alive. He decided to take his own life at the same time and thus end all tho niinery at once. Ho left the children with a Mrs. Bauer, a dress maker In the bouso, asking her to care for them until he returned. They are girl, ono 2 years and tho other II months old. lie went out and bought an old fashioned .IS-calibre revolver and a box of cartridges TIw said nothiug of his de.perat resolve, but at once took the oh lid re n to his own rooms. There he placed the pret ty blue-eyed babe in its llfctk? chair and took the older one on his kuc Them was one shot and the infant Kcrwimed. Blood Iwgan to trickle from its left breast, just above the heart. A second ."hot ami the birger girl, Elizabeth, cried "Oh, pnpH," putting her hand to her stomach, where th'" mill had entered. Smith 11 xt placed the ulUtenlnK barrel against ! vrn htonuich and pulled the trigger. 1 felt the nliock of the bullet aud ihousnv he would die in a few min utes. Tho bullet had struck n button ou his trousers and clanred oft". Xi"! ah bora heard the shooting and ran for aid and Police Officers Curreu and Murray, of tbo Fourteenth pre -met station, responded. They tound him frantically kitting his oldest child and calling it endcarinc names. It was dead. .Mary, the baby, was crying feebly. An ambulance was at once summoned aud the baby taken to Ilcllnvue hospitnl. The father's wound was dreased, and ho was locked upr Tho other child lies in a babv carriage, now nwnlting the coroner. W'heti asked why he committed the terrible deed, Smith told the nolle that he thought they would nil be better off if they were dead. "What could I do'" he niked. "Mr wife left mo and I could not take care of my children. Let me die here," he pleaded Smith was married three rears ao and was n sober, reliable man. Ill wife was 23 jears old and fond of male companions. The two children were remarkably pretty. The family had lived in the hoiiae slnca May, The rooms were neatly furnished. BUSCH'S SUPPOSED MURDERER. TOPKKA, Kan , Nov. 22. A year and a half ago Charles Busch, a wealthy Ger man, who resided alone a few miles north west of Waaiego, was mysteriously put out of the w ay. and his decompose!! body was subsequently found hi the Kan river. The murder hnd Dea nlinot for jrotten by tho"e outside the iutinislj.t'o neighborhood, when it was anuomjo-d to day the criminal had been apprehnIed, John Bueh. a brother of the murdered man, a common farm labop-r. ad work lug upon a farm near Kaoa&s City. iwrcame acquainted with anottirr farm baud, one RrlnT, with whom he became intimat. filing hlrn of his bachelor brother! wenlth. They p a rated, tnd H w not long bfori Jofm Busi he lizard of his brother's mjsfrlous deatn. lUfjrnily he r;sitl tu ccishbor ocxk! ul ins 0al brother s home and dis covered that a man of Ksmer'i dcTlptlon had bean v.-eu in the neighborhood just before the Tim. fReinor was discovered a wek ago near Sf Jo'X'ph. He was immediately arrest! and a requli'iou ws obtained from th governor 0 Miftvmrt. He w.i brought by Sheriff Morn to Pottawattamie comity and placed in jail. He ha t-m id"titlli by persons who saw hltn beat Buich',1 house MINNESOTA RATES. St Papl. Minn .Nov. "St -The Knrn Minnesota railroad Jn Killing flrt-cfM through tvrket to New York over It Mne in connection with the Daiutb, South Shore awl Atlantic at 25. and ond class at l.SO. Tbe rnlea quoted t JJ ton were EJ4 for ilrstcla limited and 521 for eoocd-cbis. Th" nro tbe same rats tbst ai In U roi from Dnluth to New York and liosieft via thf Duluifa. South Shore and Atlantic Br oomp--iron with the rt by the "Soo ' and tbe Chicago Hoe, ,-v petllred la thj St Paul rate sattrt. the following raV- Ut Boton re shown Via Eastrn and Dulstb. Iko Shorn Atlnntje, flrt-caw TH f-eond-cl J2L Via toe "Fvo" aud Caimdtau Pacific. flrt-ciaw llm.led 12- 7? vcood-cbu fU.in, All tbe CnMao liars ftrteU limited 33.; Mrod-laA Y" Tb first-class rate 10 Boston vuv tbe Eastern imd its con nection islUWless than tt rates from Chicago. Tbe sAtne rat- mentioned above a quoted by the Eaatrrn Minnesota nr alo in force ovr the St. Paul U iJalath rxxd which make the aame caTm-ctiotut with tbe Ialnih, roatb Shore A: Atlantic re made by Uie first mrntloncd Unta. A BIG SUP.PLUS. YTASBlSGrtOSr ot. 22, Tfc roversmva: receipts x far thla month agregat! rau Uf,0i. wb.le the disbursement for pwiod amount to only 1l0.lKO,iX). lrifl; a snrplu for th month of fi3.MW.tMX This amount will be rrdocd 4frU)J.jQ be fore the end of tbe month b7 r-tisJB pxy meats, warrant for wfc&h will be Iwaed from th trtaanrr detrtiseot tomorrow. Total surolu tcday L H,(MJ.U. 3 H 1 fc -&. Lsjri-S2&t-:5 w yr-XSi&l i? - , . . rf& m. f. l-Mfih: ka84fea8B-te-g- 'f.