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'?WKreT3fi;SSS2T ' f'S3i''8S3E&SSS1'ISHS5W3 B?q&y?5zz;?7f,iagm ia?!tAJ,1eiA3: "sMm-isx4c7wv:: Sv S $ 5fc "vs. ...sCgjHSJ J ? . v-i ,-v ". " "?ca."r-5;,v.we' - . s2i Pv "j? -' 7 &e-f ?'. ;"iC3WF tNMMlUtf S. 1 jK t THE THOMAS COUNTY CAT." OFFICIAL COUNTY AND CITY PAPER. Issued by Tbomas County Publshlng Co., at Colby, Kansas every Thursday of each week. f E K.M. . Editor and Manager. FINAL PROOFS. All final proof notices must be paid for or payment arranged for in ad vance. The charge for publication is $4.00. Parties having proof notices running in the paper should notify us at once in case of mistakes in notice. - Newspaper Laws- 1. Subscribers vho do not give express no tice to the contrary, are considered wishing to continue their subscription. 2. If pub-ribei order the the discontinu ance of tlieir periodicals, the publisher may continue toscnd tliem until all arrearages are paid. 3 If subscribers neglect or refuse to take their periodicals from the oihce to which they are directed, they are resKnsiblo until they have settled their bills and order them discon tinued. 4. If subscriber, move to other places with out informing the publishes, and the papers me rent to foinier diieetiwi. they are held responsible. ft. The courts have decided that refusing to take periodical-, from the olhce or removing and leaving them,uncalled for, is prima facia evidence or intentional fraud. 6. If suliscribers pay in advance they are bound to give notice to the publisher, at the end of their time, if they do not wish to con tinue taking it: otherwise the publisher is au thorised to send it on and the subscribers will be responsible until an express notice, with payment of all arrears, ib sent to the publish er. 7. The latest postal law decision is to the effect that publishers of newspapers can, un der the law, arrest any person for fraud who lakes a paper and refuses to pay forit. Under this law it is a dangerous trick for a man to allow hit. sub-enption account to run on from ni months to a ear and half unpaid, and then tell the postmaster to mark It "refused," or send the editor a postal card to discontinue the paper. . a . To Patrons. With this issue the Thomas Coun ty Cat becomes an entire home print Ever abreast of the times, all that can be done to excell in way of a first class local newspaper the public may expect from the management of the paper. Hereafter the entire editorial management of the paper will be un der charge of Mr. Charles E. Kalb who has already won the good will of patrons by his able and efficient ed itorial work. With ma 113 thanks for the courtesies and favors from our subscribers and advertisers, I will now bid our readers a kind adieu. Respectfully, JosKPH A. Gir-I.. Tt now looks very much as though Congressman Cannon, of Illinois, will be the next speaker of the house. The Tribune admitted in its issue last week that the reason for not pub lishing the G-. A. 11. resolutions was because ITou. E. J. Turner's name ap peared in the vote of thanks. The state otlicials, t3'pos and news paper meu and prominent citizens of Topeka, have organized to have erected in that city a monument dedicated to the memory of Gov. John A. Martin. Mr. Joseph A. Gill has retired from editorial connection with this paper and will heieafter devote himself ex clusively to the practice of the law. Mr. Gill will have his ollice in the Thomas Count)- Cat building. The Obelisk at Monument has fal len and is now a thing of the past. Messrs. Neil and Kenney have labored hard to make that paper a success, but were not properly supported by the people in that section. Governor Humphrey has issued a proclamation asking the people of Kansas to observe the 28th day of .November as a da) of thanksgiving, The bountiful harvests and aianv bles sings which all Kansas has enjoyed this year will inspire every heart with gratitude and praise. There will be a general rejoicing all over the state. America trul) leads the world in inventions. The new smokeless gun powder adopted by several European governments, is, according to the an nual report of Brigadier General Uen ct. chief of ordnance, the invention of one American. It is surmised that it w.u taken to Europe instead of being offered to our own government because moie mone)' cuuld be obtained for it oer there. The battle in Kansas will' be waged next ear on one issue onl) The democrats will take up resubmission :is usual, and draw around them afew disgruntled, republicans, while the great republican part)' will elect even' man on the ticket by the ususl inajor ity. Resubmission may come some time but not next year. "When the people -want another vote on this ques tion the republican party will give it to them. With this issue the Cat begins a new career all home print Owing to the delay of some new material from Kansas City, this issue is not up to what the standard proposes to be, but by next week we hope to have everything running smooth' and is sue the best paper in the state west of Topeka. We have the faith in tiie merchants of Colby and farmers of Thomas county to believe that they will support an enterprise which will speak well for the city and count3'. A movement is on foot to have Gov ernor Humphrey and the state offi cials to Visit Colbv while they are in this part of the state. This is a move in the righ direction, and nothing should be left undone to brimr the matter to a successful termination. Should the3' be induced to come here, a grand banquet will be tendered them, and the3 will find that Colby people are live entertainers. A com mittee should be. appointed to invite the officials in a formal manner. Senator Ingalls at Formoso said in his speech that the union soldiers have reserved about one thousand million dollars in pensions, all told, which, he says, is about two per cent of the sum they saved this government Another comparison might be made. One thousand million dollars would pay the national liquor bill for about thir teen, months. In other words, the mone)' spent for liquor in thirteen months would pa3' all the pensions for twenty-five 3'ears. Topeka is about to have a new chamber of commerce building, and it will be the grandest structure in the state outside of the capitol. This live organization is what has brought To peka to the front, and some such ac tive corporation should be doing good work for Colb3'. Let our business men get together and discuss the sub ject Colby can be doubled in size next year if proper steps are taken to build up the town and get farmers in to the country. The All Americas Congress is back in Washington, having finished its for ty days excursion. The membeis rested until Monday, when regular sittings began. A.mong the subjects to be discussed will be: customs regu lations and customs union; extradi tion; sanitation of ships and quaran tine; light house dues, weights and measures; patent rights; copyright, and trade and transportation between the United States and Spanish Amer ica. Reports on each of these topics have been prepared, each written by expert in the line treated of, from the best data obtainable. The President will take no chances in regard to his first annual message to congress, which is now practically complete. The message will not be printed and sent out to the press prev ious to its being read in the senate and house, as has been done in the past. It will be sent to congress in writing, but there will be several type writer copies made for the press asso ciations, which will be delivered to them at the moment the message is begun to be read in the house, and under no circumstances before. Sev eral times during the recent past over enterprising newspapers in Washing ton and elsewhere have had extras on the street containing the president's message before the reading of the mes sage to Congress had been begun, Hence these precautions. There is nothing new in the speak ership contest, in fact, up to this time there is nothing in sight to indicate that there is a contest It looks very much as if a majorit3' of the members regard the matter as already .settled, and are not hurrying to Washington. The officials of the house postoflice say Hffht blue eyes, light hair, slim form there are fewer members of the house ! aml graceful step, and was about twen ; vci.- i i 1 I ty-two years old. The old lady was in Washington than they ever knew'nbout flfrvvears old and had 'Slnalli at the same date. , The attempt to J dark eyes. I thin if I met them now make a combination against Mr Reed 1 J W0llui know them. The women here, wlm ; UHin. n ti,of r !. ' i in mv opinion, are not the Benders.15 0 u wii. itou UI IWl. .UU- didates, has apparently been aban-' rr u. doned. Representative McKinlev 1 - passed through Washington last week ' on his way to New York on business. I He says he has asked no member to , vote for him, and that he does not expect to ask any one to do so. and w ,.,. .: .. ... . iuhl upon uis return there lie will oc- cupy his usual quarters, but will have no headquarters' in the sense that ; the word is generally understood in Washington. THE BENDERS. Preliminary Trial of -the Alleged. Bender Women. Several vTltBass Testify Positively M t Their Identity Others Are FosUIt That They Are Not the Bandera Held Far Trial. The Alleged Bender on Trial. Oswego, Kan., Nov. 19. The pre liminary.examination of Mrs. Almira Monroe and Mrs. Sarah E. Davis, al leged to be the famous Bender women, began yesterday morning in Justice Kiersey's court, and at an early hour people from the country and the city filled the room. In the morning nothing was done, butwheu court convened at one o'clock the testimony on the part of the State was begun. C. AV. Booth, of Cherryvale, first testified that he knew the Bender fam ily, but knew Kate the best; that Kate and he worked in a hotel in Cherryvale. He saw her afterward at a dance, and was acquainted with her sufficiently to identify her when he met her. He con tinued: "I visited the Bender place with Colonel York in the spring of 1873 looking for York's missing brother. We went to the house and made inquiries and John took us down on Drum creek to show us where, some one had shot at him. He showed us a tree perforated with bullets. From there we went home. The second Monday following we went to the Bender farm and found the place deserted, searched around and found several bodies terribly muti lated." Then the attention of the witness was directed to the defendants to iden tify them and the house became pain fully still as he scrutinized closely the features and form of the alleged Kate. Then he answered: "She bears an awful striking resemblance to Kate Bender." The cross examination brought out nothing further than what was testified in chief. The witness was unable to identify the old woman. T. C. Dick was next called and testi fied that he had had a personal ac quaintance with the Bender family, having lived close to them for two years. He knew Kate well and was familiar with her general features aud form. He saw these women get off the train at Independence a few weeks ago, and thought the younger woman filled the bill for Kate Bender, and from his recollection she was Kate. The cross examination brought nothing further than to confirm strongly his testimony in chief. ( J. A. Handley next swore: "I freighted from Fort Scott to Independ ence from 1869 to 18i3. I knew the Bender family well and saw Kate and John often. I used to stop there to buy provisions and to get Avater. I re member distinctly how they looked and would be able to identify them now." Witness was shown the women, Mon roe and Davis, and testified: "That is old lady Bender and that is Kate," pointing to each. -"' 1 'f Held Without CiMl."' Oswuao, Kan., Xov. 20. The first witness called yesterday morning for the State in the preliminary examina tion of the alleged Bender women was L. F. Dick, of Parsons. He swore: "I have lived in Labette County twenty-one years. I know wheie the Bender farm is and knew the family well. I saw the young woman, Kate, at Sunday-school and several tinies at the house. I also saw the old lady there often and had some conversation. I have sufficient remembrance now of the Bender family as to distinctly re member how each one -.looked, and I have now in my mind how the women looked at that time. Several things in Kate were strange, and that was her belief in supernatural powers and in Spiritualism.'" The testimony of Dick was of the most importance and damaging to tho defense. Tho old woman seemed to realize it the keenest. Several times she arose to her feet anil muttered under her breath something unintelli gible. Once only and that Monday did the alleged Kate wince and show the effect the identification had upon her. The first witness introduced for the defense was Thomas James. He said: "I think I saw tire Benders often enough to know them. The old lady Bender's language was 'Dutchy.'"' Witness made a thorough examination of the defendants nd said that in his best judgment they were not the Bend ers. Cross-examination by the State proved the fact that the witness was color blind. Witness closed -his eyes and tried to describe the' defendants, but failed. Silas Toles testified. ."I know the Bender farm and the-Bender people. Saw them first when I went to buy groceries. I saw Kate and John quite often. I had a long talk with Kate once when coming home from a camp meeting. This was in 1872. Kate had rpx flofniirioYifc ,.. nln,l nr, !, I stand and cave in detail the historv of . , e m aeiau rDe nisu,ry oi , their lives. Mrs. Davis supposed to be , A,. i . -. . . v r .... J "J-SS I had been and tie main incidents of her ' Jifo for the past twenty years, develop-1 ing tuo fact tu,at sne.had had as varied I ! l, " ,a Kpenen f Z" pother having been married to four different men. The cross-examination foiled to shakeher evidence in the least. At the conclusion of the evidence and arguments the Imtices decided that there was sufficient evidence to hold the accused without baU. WRONG MAN SHOT. A Boardlur Houc Beat Fatally Weaadc a fellow Boarder Instead of the Laad lord. Kansas Crr y Kan., Nov. 20. Last night just before midnight, as Charles Highland, a beef carrier at Swift's packing house, was standing on the curbstone in xfront of his boarding house, 403 Kansas avenue. Armourdale, he was shot and fatally wonnded by a man named Billy Kinnan. The wounded man was injured did not know he until he turned and started upstairs to his room, when he fell back in the arms of the landlord, Walter Gilliland. Dr. Stemen found an ugly wound, the ball having j entered the lower right side of the ab domen, evidently striking a com or hard substance just before, which gave it a downward deflection, and thence ranging down through the right leg. Immediately after firing the shot Kinnan, accompanied by a companion named William McCann, known as "Cowboy," fled in the direction of the Missouri line, and though pursued some distance by the police, both men made their escape in the darkness. It appears that Kinnan had a row in the evening with Gilliland for not pay ing his board bill and had been ordered from the house, and it is evident that the shot which Highland received was intended for Gilliland. . THE CROSS MURDERERS. A Knotty Question Before the United States District Court. Topeka, Kan., Nov. 20. The men who are charged with the Stevens County murders were taken before Judge Foster of the United States Dis trict Court yesterday. United States Attorney Ady made application for their removal to the United States court for the Eastern district of Texas, indictments having been 'returned againet the men from the grand jury of that court. J. G. Waters and Eugene Hagan appeared before the court on behalf of the persons and resisted the application, claiming that the Texas court had no jurisdiction over No-Man's-Land. They entered upon a long argument to show that No-Mau's-Land is not under the jurisdic tion of any court and that crimes com mitted there are without punishment. The question is admitted to be a prodig ious one, as ,it effects the title of the United States to No-Man's-Land and the validity of two or three Indian treaties that were made many years ago. Dynamite In Prison. Jackso, Mich., Nov. 20. A tre mendous dynamite explosion occurred in a window ledge of the State peni tentiary here, shattering the three foot walls and creating a panic. The aperture made was not large enough to admit of ready escape and promptness by the officials saved a break of the convicts. Three convicts, among whom was Latimer, the leader, were found sneaking in cells, the -doors of which were unlocked, and one of them threw a revolver from his cell as the guards approacneu. j.uey were loc&eu up in solitary cells, and a double force of guards put on. There was great ex citement among the officials when the explosion occurred, the report being heard a mile away. Two Children JBurnnd In Their Uumt.i Akchie, Mo., Nov. 20. Saturday night Joseph Hodges and wife, living about two miles north of here, went to spend the evening with a neighbor a quarter of a mile away, leaving two children, a boy and a girl, aged eight and six respectively, alone in the house. During the evening they happened to look out toward their home and saw a blaze. They alarmed the neighbors and ran to the house, but reached there only in time to see the roof fall in. Both children perished in the fire. It is supposed that the little ones were asleep when the fire started. - The Collin Murder. Mexico, Mo., Nov. 20. Ed Collins, son of E. A. Collins, who was murdered Sunday morning while asleep in his bed, arrived from Kansas City yester day afternoon and with the rest of the family, wio are now under arrest charged' with the murder of Collins, will have a preliminary examination this afternoon. The evidence which is purely circumstantial is very strong. The premises were thoroughly searched, but no new evidence has been obtained. There has been ill feeling in the family for some time on account of partiality. m Signed League Contracts. Ikdiaxapous, Ind., Nov. 20. It is practically certain that Glasscock, Den ny, Boyle and "Rusie last night signed League contracts. The first named is shortstop and general manager. President Brush neither affirms nor denies, but exhibits legal contracts, boasting they would set the Brother hood world on fire if the contents were known. . Strike at Brooklyn. New York, Nov. 20. "Deacon" Kichardsou is once more having trouble with his railroad employes. All the conductors and drivers on his four roads in Brooklyn went out on a strike yesterday morning. The trouble was mainly caused by the discharge of men belonging to the Knights of Labor. Wreck on th Union Pacific. ' rw.rr. rK v. on ti, -d t Omaha, Nob., Nov. 20. The Port-2S5. land section of the first fast mail train on the Union Pacific, which left here wrecked vestflrdav -amy niP"; V as wreckeoy, esterday . mnrnine' at Union. fm. Th main StSrS 'AAS are on the San Francisco section. Boston Next Tear. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 20. The Methodist Episcopal convention, 'session in this city, has decided to 1 session in this city, has decided to meet .next year in Boston. . Claude Marks and Sidney "Wolfe, pro .prietors of the Mining Becord and fin ancial Times of London, have been in dieted for blackmailing mine owmcs. NUGGETS OF NEWS. Sawen & Co.s chair factory at Oneonta, N. Y., has been .seized by tha ajwnff. The liabilities are $60,000 and the assets ample. . " An English syndicate has asked for an option on the great watch works at Elgin, 111. The plant is valued at $12, 000,000. Miss Ada Tanner, of New York, con fidential clerk to the Commissioner of f ensons, has resigned. Miss Tanner . tne daughter of ex-Commissioner xanner. The county clerks of Kansas met in annual session at Topeka on the 19th. H. E. Patterson, of Harper County, .was elected president and J. C. Atkin son, of Cherokee County, secretary. . Monsignor Satalli, the Papal dele gate, confirms the statement made by Archbishop Fabre "ffiaCome would not raise the ban . against the Free Masons and other secret societies. The British East Africa Company has conveyed to the German Govern ment, through Lord Salisbury, its re grets for the disaster to the Peters' ex pedition and an offer to do every thing possible to discover and punish the murderers. On the night of the 18th Jefferson Davis suffered considerably from fever, but toward morning his condition be came normal. This was the first time since his removal to New Orleans that he had been absolutely free of fever. The President has appointed Alonzo J. Edgertoti, of South Dakota, to be Judge for the district of South Dakota; Willis Sweet, of Idaho, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Idaho; William B. Ster ling, of South -Dakota, to be Attorney for the district of South Dakota. By conmion consent one of the United States Senators was from the east and one from the west division of the State of Washington. On the bal lot for the East Side Senator the vote in the House stood: John B. Allen, 46; George Turner, 14; T. n. Brents, 1; Charles S. Voorhees, S. In the Senate the vote stood: Allen, 26; Turner, 6. Emile Olivier's new book has just been published in Paris. He contends that the best form of government is a monarchy. He predicts that a Caesar will yet arise in America unless she "mitigates her omnivorous Democ racy," and that still more surely will one arise in France if the state is de livered over to "the cynical voracity of politicians." Lieutenant Hardeman's detachment of cavalry has returned to San Carlos. He struck some of the Apache Kostiles near McMillinville and captured their camp. About twenty shots were ex changed with his scouts, but the hos- tiles made good their escape and the trail was lost in the mountains near Black river. MARKET REPORTS. Grain and Provisions. KAN8A8 ClTT, NOT. IB. Flour Active; XX, 80c; XXX, Wc; family, 91.00; choice, $1.23; fancy, $1.30. Whkat Steady; Jfo. 2 hard, cash and No vember, 63,ic; December, 62fc bid, 63o asked. Xo. 3 hard, eash, 59c. Ko. 2 led, cash. Tic asked ; November, 70c. Cork Quiet; No. 2 cash, 23o bid, 25,Vo askod; December, 23tfc bid, 24ic asked; May, 23Kc bid, 26,ic asked. Oat No. 2 cash, 16?c bid, 17c asked. KTX No. 2 cash, 36c bid. Produce lJutter, firm; fancy creamery, 20 to 21c;, good, 1G to 17c; dairy, fancy, 13a KggSi quiet at 18c. Provisions Hams (sugar cured), llo; breakfast bacon, 8?ic; dried beef, 8c; mesa pork, $11.00; tiercu lard (pure), $6.25. Cattle Firmer; butchers' and shipping iteers, $3.00 to 4.10; cows, $1.35 to 2.25; stock era and feeders, $125 to 3.0c. Sheep frteudy; sales at $2.85 to 3.83. Hoo3 Steady; choice light, $3.77K; heavy J3.30 to 3.63. ST. Louis, Nov. 19. Flour Quiet; XXX, $2.30 to 2.50; family, 2.50 to $2.60; choice, $2.73 to 2.90; fancy, $3.50 to 3.60. Wheat Weak; No. 2 red. cash, Wi to IdJie; December, 79S to 79?ic; May, 84?; to 34Jfc. CORN' Higher; No. 2 mixed, cash, 28tf to 39ftc; November, 30fc; December, 28li to 2Stfc; May, 30.UC Oats Firm; No. 2, cash, 19c bid; May. MKto22ficbld. Rye Dull ; No. 2 hard, 40c bid. Produce Butter, dull; creamery, 20 to 22c; dairy, 18 to 20c. Eggs, steady at 19 to 19,'ic for good stock. Provisions Pork, $10.73. Lard, primo steam, $5.75. Dry salt meats, boxed shoul ders, $4.50; longs and ribs, $5.40 to 5.5a Uams, $10.00 to 12.50. Whisky Steady at $1.02. Cattle Strong; choice henvy natlv steers, $4.30 to $4.90; fair to good, $3.29 to 4.25; stockers and feeders, $2.10 to 3.20. Sheep Finn ; fair to choice, $3.20 to 4.60. Hogs A shade stronger; fair to choice heavy, $3.60 to 3.75; packing, $3.55 to 3.75; light, $3.63 to 3.80. Chicago, Nov. J9.1 Flour Steady; -winter wheat patents, $4.15 to 4.40; spring wheat patents, $4.40 to 4.90. Wheat Lower; No. 2 spring, 80)4 to 90?ic; No. 3 spring, 61 to 64c; No. 2 red, 80l to 80.c Corn Inactive; No. 2, 32jc. Oats "No. 2, 20X to 2Q.Sc. KTE No. 2, 45c BAHLET No. 2, 56 to 58c. Produce Butter, steady; fancy creamery. 25 to 35;c; fine do., 19 to 20c; finest dairy, 19 to j in lie. Eggs, arc. Provisions Mess pork, $9,623; to 9.75. Lard, $6.05. Short rib sides, loose, $5.10 to 5.60. Dry salted shoulders, boxed, $4.37f to 4.50. Short clear sides, boxed, $5.50 to 5.6iX. Whisky Distillers' finished goods, $1.02 Cattle Steady; choice to extra beeves. $I.S0to5.25; steers, $2.75 to 4.60; stockers and recuers, 91.70 to z.w. Sheep Steady; natives, $2.75 to 5.00; Iambs, $4.60 to 5.75. Hogs Strong; mixed, $3.60 to 3.85; heavy, $3.60 to 3.85; light, $3.60 to 3.83. . , ., w Tokk, Sot. la Plour1 airly aatlve; low extra. $20 to wlnter wheai;iow grades, $2.50 to 2.85; fair to fancy, $3.00 to 4.60; patents, $4.15 to 5.53. wheat-DuU; No. 2 red, 84 to Wic la eie- vatorJ Xo' 3 red- Wc graded red, 79 to 80c; Vo 2 red XoTMnber 84hc; December, si n-w ., . r . .,- . . v-,. to 85,c; 51ay, 69 15-16 to 90?fc. Coex Steady; No. 2.41S to 42c In elevator; Ko. 2 wbite, 42c; ungraded mixed, 40 to 43c. Oats Stronger; No. 2 white, Z0H to 31c; mixed western, 26 to 29Kc; wbite do., 30 t 35c. PRornCK Batter, quiet; Elgin, 26 to 27c; western dairy, 9 to 17c; western creamery, 13 to 25c. EKgs, quiet; western, 23 to 34Kc Pbovisioss Pork, fairly active; mesa In spected, $11.25 to 11.50; middles, quiet; abort clear, $5.60. Lard, quiet; western steam, 3&50. Catixe Decent to choice native steers sold at $3.80 to 4.80. SHEEr Firm at $4.00 to 5.75; Iambs, $5.00 1 6.75. HCKJS-Nomlnal at U0 to iM. v rm i "1 KANSAS STATE; NEWSr-S.l ..yj-.g-r- tfahrfKdK Prepared for-Hte Salclde Vi W. T. Faxon committed sulcM;; Lawrence recently by shooting throfktt the head. " He was an old resident aaif settled there in 1856. He made extj sive preparations for committing th tery and purchased a coffin beforehand. X f , He was very well connected in the city . JJ j and State. ;'f s I An Durnmlln rnnntr TrUUanT. - IS i A letter was received at Manhattatt a few days ago from" James M. Fortner, ' county treasurer of Riley County, stat ing that he was at Windsor, Ont, flar ing gone there on the 5th of November to escape arrest for having embezzled tho county funds. The county commiar sioners estimate that the shortage will amount to $30,000. Fortner speculated. iwnsiilnrii'Kln in ronl nsf-ntn. a-nfl rtnrlnir .. , -ritjt his term of ollice he built two stove 1( fnilYili.ina nnn ?if AriiffiTi oyi? nna M jl Des Moines, la. It is supposed that the. county's" money went into these enteral Drises. r ortner's bond amounts to S125.- Si 000, and his property has all been turned-1 over to the bondsmen. J if y Shot a Hall-Keeper. Two policemen attempted to arrest a crowd of roisterers at Hutchinson, when some of the crowd seized the club of , one of the officers and began belaboring him over the head. Thereupon the ,, officer pulled a small pistol and shoaf ' twice, one of the balls taking effect' i. tho head of Tom 'Archer, proprietor of a s billiard hall. Archer was in a critical ( condition. Betrayed by a Friend. About a month ago C. M. Linwood, a desperate convict confined in the Ool- orado penitentiary at Canon CityforJ highway robbery, mado his escape and' went to Leavenworth, where ho livedt with friends. A reward was offered foj his capture, which came to tho notice of one of the parties he was staying with. Marshal Doano of Leavenworth was" notified, and Linwood was arrested., On learning of the action of his sup-, posed friend in giving him away, Lin wood completely broke down and ac knowledged his true character, and ex pressed his willingness to return to Colorado and servo tho rest of his term which is three years- llogus Detective Ajjcncy Sqnelched. Five tin horn detectives were arrested, at Wichita recently by a deputy United! States marshal, charged with fraudu lently using the mails in distributing, advertising matter to make detectives for ton dollars. Thev have been doinxr a thriving business. An Insurance Man' Arrest. Harry P. Devol, special agent of the Homo Insurance Company of New York was arrested at Memphis, Tenn., a few days ago, and taken to Topeka, on the charge of embezzling $2,600. Devol's territory consists of Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska. "It is claimed that in 'July last, from collections mado by him he appropriated tho sum named and soon after disappeared. Suicided. John Kilgore, the proprietor of a butcher shop in Leavonworth, commit ted suicide, recently, by taking a dose- of morphine. k"f nl1 Methodist' Mltwlonnry Committee. h v Ihe general missionary committee meeting of the Methodist church was held at Independence a few days ago. Many prominent Methodists were in at-; tendance. The making of appropria tions for foreign missionary work was.' tho most important business transacted, ''hi Tho appropriations wore as follows:'. l' Africa, in part, $2,500; South Africa, in. part, $35,210; education in South Amer-j ica, $7,750; Germany, in part, $20,460;, Germany, interest on dobt, $600; Ger-J many, teachers in mission school, $840;: Switzerland, in part, $5,840; Norway, in part, S14,000, Sweden, in part, $25,068;: Denmark, $s'::62; North India, $70,500;' . South India, $21,000; licngal Confer-! ence, SlS,::00; Malaysia, S6,500; Bul garia, S19,220. Silver Lake's J.unt Chance. Mr. Pomcroy, one of tho prominent officials of the Topeka, West Moroland & Marysville railroad, has gone East to complete arrangements for at once push ing the work on this new road. The' directors have decided to give the town, of Silver Lake ono more opportunity to secure this new road by again submit ting tho bond proposition in that town ship; and in view of tho overwhelming majority given the bond3 in Topeka it is. believed that the people of Silver Lake will como to the front. Suit Against a TeelgrapU Company A case was recently brought in the District Court at Topeka by George s West, against tho Western Union Tele graph Company, for SI, 000 damage for failure to deliver a message concerning" the death and funeral of a relative-" On' September 14, 1885, George West, seventy-seven years 'old, was visiting friends" about five miles from Delphos, on the Union Pacific railway. A telegram was sent him from hi3 brother,- Illinois, announcing the death. of another brother, Samuel West, in Philadelphia. The telegraph company j was instructed to deposit the telegraat-M in the Delphos post-office, but this, it ia A claimed, it failed to do. At all events' the telegram was never delivered tor West, and he brought suit for 81,000 for" wounded feelings, and being ignorant od; his brother's death and unable to attead ' his funeral. At the first trial the tele . graph company won, but the Supreme J. Court ordered a rehearing, which isaow-tA-', in progress. A Mce Town. vss. Dusty cobweb collect in the justiaefjij court at Amcricus. Not a case hasbeemS! 1 3 i T-I -i l 1 ii nearu oy inu umui justice oi tne pouoe.r j court of that city, and not a crimiaal' case in tho township in a year. Z& i . . . r-y. .Ed. liowuen .Arregtea. fZrtp.i A deputy United States marshal atwV rived at Gainesville, Tex., a few dam ago, with Ed. Bowden, charged wttav , being ono of the men 1 mrflnrtjf John M. Cross, sheriff of Stevens ty, this State, and his posse, of Robert Hubbard, Thomas Wilca; Georgo Dayton, near lTugotonlm9 K:4 M --- -v Si ' Vi, 55&: -Lr" 5- -; --. - 4v ' j?Si .'.'! "fcgftlSSg; i.ie3 ? - lf- ?& &&& -ft,"ii3-'- -,Kr'.' l&vjsv -;f-,-.