The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on April 11, 1892 · Page 1
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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THE HUTCHINSON NEWS. VOL. rn. HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 11, 1892. NO. 201. WE CLOSE AT 6:30 The great public is the judge of For Dry Goods, Millinery and Shoes, they give us the crown unanimously. ONE PRICE CASH HOUSE ReliaWe and Progressive. Items received this week and now on sale; At 10c per yard, full yard wide hemp carpet. At 5c per yard, Indigo blue calico. || At.l8sC per pound, Peerless warp, white. At 20c per pound, Peerless warp, colored. At 15c per pound, best oil cloth, not seconds. At 5c per spool, Barbour's linen thread, 200 yds. At 43c»per doz., Clark's and Coats' spool cotton, it- 4Jc per yard, Tartan shirting, checks. At 23c each, window curtains with spring roller and dado. At 2Jc each, ladies' linen collars and cuffs. At 5c per yard JLL brown muslin, full yard wide. At 87c each, Jackson's corset waist. The genuine is stampd inside, "The Jackson Waist" There are many imitations, some made in Jackson, Mich. Warner's corsets—-Coraline, 89cc; Health, 110; ' Number 97, 45c. At 85c yd, 46-inch Frederick Arnold "D60" satin finish Henrietta, best $1 goods made. A t 25c yd, 36-inch Bedford and whip cord, new weave, latest colors, well worth 35c. At 12gC. 28-inch cashmere, all wool filling, adver- / tised and sold for 19c At 50c yd, 38-inch wash flannel all wool, in newest plaids and stripes, sold in Hutchinson at 63c. At 75c yd, 46-inch Henrietta, all wool, blue blacky worth 90c. Our black specialty at 75c. Peperell Sheeting, | f ^ Brown, - - - - 15c 17c 19c Bleached, - - - - 17c 19c 21c P.MARTIN & CO. The Only One Price Cash X House in Hutchinson. Mail order Department. Attention Btriot and prompt A WATERY GRAVE. Nine Persons Meet Death in ' Boston Harbor. A SMALL SAIL BOAT CAPSIZED. Mglit Boy. Connected with the llo.ton Farm Hchool at Thompnon'. Island and Their In.trnotor I>rowfied—•Two of the Crew Beacned—Their Terrible Erpcrl. oiice Tor Tiro Hour, lit the Chllllng Water.. BOSTON, April 1).—Last, evening, an instructor and ten boys connected with the Boston farm school at Thompson's island were capsized in a sail boat, and instructor and eight of the boys were drowned. The victims wove: A. F. Lordberg, instructor; Frank F. Hitchcock, 11. F. Thatcher, George 1?. Ellis, Thomas F. Phillips, William \V. Curran, Charles II. Uraves, llarry E. Loud and Albert II. Packard. The rescued boys were Ove W. Clements and Chas. A. Limb. The instructor had been to the city during' the day to attend church, and ten boys, constituting a regular erew ol the 'school left the island at 0:30 to sail to the City Point, to convoy the instructor to the island. The trip is considered perfectly safe under ordinary circumstances, having been made for years even during winter months without accident. As a precaution, however, in view o£ the breeze, the crew took a single sail boat instead of the double sail craft, in which the trip is often made. The trip to the point was made and soon after 7 p. in. the boat started on the return trip. At a point suppose'! to be between Spectacle island and Thompson's island the boat wus struck by a squall and immediately capsized. The eleven oc- eupants were thrown into the ice cold water, but being accustomed to strict discipline and the exercise of heroism in school, they all secured positions where they .could cling to the overturned craft, and then began a long wait for rescue which to many of them was never to come. According to the testimony of the two survivors they encouraged each other by words of cheer, occasionally shouting in hope that they might be heard by some one on shore. At one time a tug was seen in the distance and they shouted with all their remaining strenth but could not attract attention. The night was cold and the shores wharves were abandoned. When the time for the boat to return to the island had passed, the superintendent of the school, Charles A. Bradley, went to the beach to scan the waters towards City Point to see if his boys were approaching. There WHS a fire on a neighboring island and he got in the range of the firelight in the hope that if would aid his vision, but he saw nothing. The survivors say that they saw his form patrolling the beach, and felt sure that rescue would come, but It did not. Finally the chill of the water and exertion necessary to keep their heads above tho surface overcame the unfortunates and one by one they were compelled to release their hold. The instructor was first to go. Each offered a prayer or a word of farewell to the others as he gave up his hold on life. Some of tliem endured the unequal contest for neuriy four 'hours, and it was - quite four hours, or about 11 o'clock when the boat with the two survlvers still clinging to it, but exhausted, drifted ashore. They were immediately cared for and are rapidly recovering from the effects of their exposure. HORRIBLE OUTRAGES- An Otfl Soldier Tortured to Make Ulm Give tip III. Money. HoMJOAYsnuim, Pa., April U.—Early yesterday morning three masked burglars entere'd the house of John Daly, an aged soldier, to steal his pension money. When ho refused to give up the cash, they bound hie hands and feet, tied him to a chair, and began torturing him. They stabbed him in the neck with a knife and held a lamp under his ear, burning that organ to a crisp. The old man still refused to divulge the hiding place of his money, and one of the men knocked him senseless with the butt of his revolver." They then ransacked the house, chopped up the floor with a hatchet and toro the plaster from the walls, but did not find the money. They vented their chagrin by kicking their doughty and senseless victim. The men then went to the house of Mrs. Olivo McDowell, an aged woman, dragged her from bed, bound her in a blanket, gagged her and tied her to a bedpost. They then began a systematic torture to make her tell where her money was. They jabbed a knife Into her skull repeatedly and .one of the men struck her in the left eye* with his revolver, destroying her sight in that eve. It is feared that she will die. The robbers got no plunder and left BO clew as to their identity. A .Prominent Doctor Ml«.lng. MULVANB, Kan., April 11—Dr. J. M. Bradford, for twenty years a practicing physician here, and well known throughout the state, disappeared six months ago, and as nothing has been heard of him since, his friends suspect foul play. Six weeks after his disappearance his neighbors met to inquire Into the matter. John Henderson, with whom Dr. Bradford 's two children, aged apout 20 years, went to live after the doctor disappeared, told them to take no steps in the matter, that Bradford was all right and was away so that tho children could sue to recover the property disposed of by Bradford as it had belonged to Mrs. Bradford, deceased, and they had not signed the deed, The matter was dropped on Henderson 's representations. Henderaon and Brad- lord's children are now in Oklahoma and the physician's whereabouts arc still unknown. The local Alliance held a meeting and will place detectives at work a to ferret out the mystery. LIFE BOATS, Some Important Invention. That nave Keen Mails in New Zealand. NKW YORK, April 11.—A large packet of papers and documents was received by a patent lawyer in this city to-dny from London, relating to a new invention in connection with life-boats, and originating with W. F. Clapham of Ashurat, New Zealand, the patents for which havo recently been granted in Loudon, where it has attracted a great deal of attention both in mercantile, marine and life saving circles. The object of this invention is to get a pressure of air stored in an air chamber by means of an air pump, worked by a sliding rowlock, with which a power can be got equal to forty pounds to tl \t' square inch. This sliding rowlock actuates the piston of the stir pump, being worked by the action of tho oar, without in any degree lessening the propelling power of the boat. The outfit, consisting of an inflated deck at each end of the boat, also life buoys, rescue lines and saving nets, to be filled when required, or when desired the air can be pumped and be made to pass out of the boat underneath the water through oriiices, and thus pressing the water in an opposite direction to that in which the boat is going, may be made to assist in propelling the boat if required. The Inflated deck is made of a single sheet of inrlia rubber fastened to tho deck, and inflated with air from the receiver up to the required pressure. The quantity of air required to be thrown into the rising deck is got by means of a small compartment in the air receiver, a sliding valve being placed in this compartment, and so acting that when the top valve opening out of the small compartment into the vising deck is open, the bottom one, by means of which the small compartment is filled from the receiver, is closed. The life buoys arc composed of india-rubber, and when tilled the pressure of air closes the valve. The leseneline will also he composed of indiarubbcr, hollow, unlimited in length, and in sections. The- saving nets ;vre made of any suitable material, the outer rim being- thick, strong india- rubber piping 'filled upon the same principle as the above, Examined Whitman*. Uraln. l 'mi.Ar>Ki.i'iHA, April 11.—Dr. William Cattail, the eminent patholegist, and now on the staff of the Philadelphia hospital, has nearly completed his examination of the brain aud other organs of the late Walt Whitman, and his report, which will contain many interesting facts of great importance to "the medical fraternity, will be presented at the next meeting of the county medical society. Tho examination was made in accordance with a desire expressed by the celebrated poet on several occasions during and prior to his last illness. Morton to he ftuuuminaled. CHICAGO, AJtiril 11.—The morning papers say Vice-President Morton is to be renominated with President Harrison at the Minneapolis convention. That fact was practically determined at a secret meeting of the Republican party, magnates in Chicago yesterday. It was ;i private gathering, but rumors of the business done were plentiful. Senator Sawyer of Wisconsin, Senator Allison uf Iowa, J esse Spalding representative of Senator Cullom, it is said, and others participated in the conference. The J>r. Crave. Cane DK.XVEJI, April 11.—The matter of the writ of supersedeas in the ease of Dr. llraves is on the docket of tho supreme court to-day. It is regarded as certain that a now trial will be granted, especially in view of the fact that ex-District Attorney Isaac N. Stevens, who acted as prosecutor in the recent trial, has withdrawn from all connection with tho case. A My.tery Cleared. POMONA, Cal., April 31.—The mystery of the robbery of George F. Holden, of New York, of 88,000 in a Pullman ear last November has just heen cleared up. Holden has identified securities, which prove that the money and bonds were stolen by Oliver CurtisPerry, who was on the train with Holden. Perry made a sensational attempt to rob' the New York Central last February. Indian Appropriation JIIU. WASHINGTON, April v.— Tho house committee on Indian affairs at its meeting,to-day decided to recommend to the house its non-concurrence in the Semite amendments to the Indian appropriation bill, and request a confer- once. The amendments number nearly one hundred, but many of them are mere verbal changes. Charged With Mnrder. * O/.AHK, Mo., Aprilll.—Deputy Sheriff Caldwell has arrived here with Madison. Day, George L. Taylor, James Steivart and E. Isaacs in custody. The prisoners have all been bound over without bail to await tho action of the grand jury, being charged with complicity in the lynching of Wife Murderer Bright and the murder of Deputy Sheriff Williams, Hecuphl. Jockey Cluli. MKMPHIB, Tenii., April. 11.—-Horsemen from all parts of the country have been attracted here by the spring meet of the Memphis Jockey club, which opened to-day and will continue until the 28th. There will be nine principal stakes, and the meeting gives promise of beine the most successful in the history of the club. . Weather Indication.. WASHINGTON, April 11.—Forecast tiH ft p. m, Tuesday. IT or Kansas: Generally fair; cooler in eastern portion; variable winds; probably fair Wednesday. GENERAL NEWS. Result of the Shawnee County Primaries Last Saturday. "FARMER" SMITH SCORES A VICTORY 1 Sensation at Mnlvane Cau.ed by the !>!.appearance of A Prominent Doctor— Horrible Outrage, rerpetrnted by a Gang of Robber. In X'enn.ylvanla—To- Day'. New. arid tio .Hlp From Washington, TOPEKA, Kan., April 11.—[Special.]— The battle has been fought and won It was worse than a Waterloo for the federal bosses, because the defeat was not on account of the failure of any reserve force to come on the field at the proper time. Every man and every influence was used without any reserve. It was a pretty light, and was the nearest like polities I have witnessed in the Btate- during the twenty years since I first entered it. ' Saturday reminded me of old time contests in Chicago, when tho fight over a ward delegation would paralyze business for the day. But the saloon was not in it here, else many- bloody noses and black eyes would have resulted. From the start the Smith men claimed that tho federal building crowd were playing double on Welch, while the Morrill leaders were trying to keep Welch quiet, by telling him that the Morrill delegates would all be for him. But on .Saturday when the forces were being mustered, it was discovered that in some of the wards the managers for the federal fellows were friends of the whisky sellers whom Welch had prosecuted with such success. That meant anything to beat Welch. Some attempt was made to keep up the deception, but all the bums were arrayed with the Morrill crowd, and the Smith and Welch forces" laid off their coats. No mercy was shown. The National bank fellows were told why they were out in full force; the deputies and clerks from the government offices were touguelnshed; the bums and rummies were denounced, and altogothor it was quite interesting. Before 5 o'clock Soper, Joe Ady's man B'riday, gave it up in disgust. Everywhere I heard the Smith workers say that if the convention nominated Morrill they were for him, but they wanted to teach the bosses a lesson. And they did. While it was pretty well understood that Welch should name the Shawnee county delegates to the state convention, und that they should go uninstructed for governor, yet the desperate fight made by the mugwump Topeka Journal against the Smith men, and the manner in which it forced them to their own defense, will very likely result in a clean, straight Smith- Welch deal at the county convention. The cry of the Journal about the opposition to Morrill being run by the state house fellows was not demonstrated on Saturday. A few of them were looking on, enjoying the fun, but the work was done by citizens of Topeka. Many were heard to express the belief that, if not prevented by thebosses, Morrill will not be in the race many weeks longer, and tho work here on Saturday will greatly assist him in arriving at that very wise conclusion. -Kiiii.tou'. Chance. KANSAS Cm-, April. 11.—The Star's Topeka special says: A dispatch received this morning states that Congressman Funston carried Franklin county at Saturday's primaries. This gives him a clear majority of three in the nominating convention for the Second district at Lawrence, April 28. NO COALITION. The JL'rohlbltlonl.t. and People*. Party Will Mot Fine In tho Coming election. CHICAGO, April 11.—There will be no coalition between the Prohibitionists and People's party in tlie coming presidential campaign. This much can be stated upon tho authority of one of tho leading lights of the party brought into existance by the St. Louis convention. He says, with regard to tho suggestion that the presidential convention of the People's party to held at Omaha, July 4 th be show the occurrence of unusually cold weather for this season of the jew- over nearly the entire country cast Of the Rocky" Mountains. The tempem- tttrcs thCpughout the regions cast of the Mississippi, except in New England, ranged from 10 degrees to 15 below the average for the season, and in New England from s to 10 degrees below. Freezing temperatures were reported from as- far south as central and southwestern North Carolina, central Tennessee and Illinois, northern Missouri and southern Nebraska. A minimum temperature of 22 degrees was reported thfi* morning from Piirltcrsburg, W. Va. Light frosts occurred as far south as Charleston, S. C. Stationary or slightly higher temperature is indicated for Tuesday for tho country east of the Mississippi. The Pen.lun Otnce Investigation, WASHINGTON, April 11.—B. W. Fleii- nikeu private secretary to the late Senator Plumb of Kansas, testified before the pension office investigating committee to-day that he had nuvor received compensation directly or indirectly for any information relating to the status of pension claims. Samuel It. Uorzy bad sttid he believed Fleniken sometimes sold tho information he secured by means of congressional slips. George Vf. Wayson, formerly assistant chief of the special examining division of the pension bureau, said he never obtained or solicited auy money for anything he had done in the office. But when usked as to whether or not ho had borrowed money or secured endorsements from a number of his subordinates, whose names were given, he declined in each case to answer the questions, declaring tho mat- tor was private and in no way affected his ofilcial acts. The committo decided to report to the house a resolution requesting the commissioner of. pensions to discharge the witness from the pension office. Harvey C, Ellis testified that at one time he loaned Wayson S20, be he respectfully declined to say whether he had endorsed an notes for Wayson on the ground that it was his private business. Tho committee decided to report to the house a resolution requesting the commissioner of pensions 'to dis- chragc him from office as was done in the case of the previous witness. In the Supremo Court. WASIHNOTO.Y, April 11.—The United States supreme court to-day gave a decision in favor of the county in the cases of Charles L. Ficklen against the taxing district of Shelby county, Tennessee, brought hereon' an appeal by Ficklen, from the decision of the state court. Ficklen had an office in Tennessee at which ho took orders for goods. His business was entirely with firms outside of the state and differed from that of the ordinary commercial travelers principally in that he did not travel about soliciting orders, but had an office where he exhibited samples. A law was' passed imposing a license tax of $50 on dealers in merchandise, and also a tax on their capital. Where there was no capital invested as was the case with Ficklin, it was provided that 2 % percent, tax should Vie paid on all commissions received: Ficklen paid the license fee, and reported his sales during tho year 1887, but refused to pay the commission tax on the ground that tho business done was entirely for firms outside of the state, and that the law was void as a regulation of the interstate commerce. When lie applied for a license in 1888, it was refused because of non-paymunt of the commission tax and Ficklen sought an injunction to compel its issuance. In an opinion by Chief Justice Fuller the supreme court to-day held that tho supreme court of Tennessee had properly decided against Ficklen. should adopt a prohibition plank as a part of the platform, that the delegates who go to Omaha will not be sent there to adopt a now platform, but simply to take measures for pressing forward the work of education on the platform adopted at St. Louis, that it will be within the right of that convention to nominate a national ticket on the industrial conference platform, but that it will not be within its right to alter, take from, or add to that platform. On tho other hand he says that should the opponents of the St. Louis •platform who attend the national prohibition convention at Cincinnati consent to tho putting of money, land and transportation reforms in their declaration of principles simply to take the wind out of the sails of the Omaha gathering, or to pave the way for « coali don, they would by that act con vict themselves of dishonesty and shameful methods. Each party, he Bays, and he speaks the sentiments of all the leaders of the industrial and granger organizations that were represented at St. Louis, will have to go it alone, and on its own hook. McMillan'* Ue.olutlonM. WASUINOTON, April 11.—Two resolutions ottered by Mr. McMillan, last Friday in regard to the rejection of bids for tho construction of war ships at lake porta aud In regard to tin ngreement between the United States and Qreat Britain covering the question of a naval force to bo maintained on the great lakes were taken up and agreed to by the senate to-day. Unusually Cold Weather. WAanuuiTOK. April 11.— The weather bureau furnishes the following special, bulletin to the press: Tbo weather report* of yesterday and this wornins; The Henate. WASUINOTON, April 11.—In tho senate to-day, Morgan offered a resolution requesting the president to communicate to the senate the items of taxation upon imports from the United States imposed by the laws of flayti upon which the president has based his findings and the proclamation that the tariff laws of Haytiare reciprocally unjust to the United States; also the correspondence on the subject. Also requesting the president to send to the senate, any agreement made by him with tho imperial government of Germany and the correspondence relating to the Bubject of such agreement, in which it is proposed that sugar or any otherOerman production of export shall be admitted into the United Slates free #f duty nn I that he inform the. Benate what articles of American production ho has proposed or demanded that Germany shall received free of duty, and upon what schedule of reduced duties as reciprocally equivalent of permitting tho import into the United States of Oerman sugar, hides, tea or coffee. And whether such proposals or demads marie by the president have been accepted by the imperial government of Germany. The resolutions, at tho suggestion of Mr. ilalu, went over UU to -morrow. Tim Derby. llKMi 'iiis, Tenn., April 11.—The day upon which is to bo decided tho best horse in the Tennessee derby is about the worst since the bitter snowstorm of one month ago. There is no snow to-day, however, but the weather is cold and at noon a drizzling rain has Bet in. There are rumors down town that Phil Dwyer will be scratched In the big event, leaving but four horses in the contest. This, however, is not confirmed. A big bundhp of money, to the surprise of everybody, has been put upon Jim Murphy and little Billy has lots of friends. Not much is heard about Lew Wreck, but the wise ones are saying "wait until they art* In the stretch." The race promises to be. a S ood one notwithstanding the small

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