Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on November 30, 1908 · Page 1
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TOLUXE XI. Bil'MBER 80. SIX PAGES. lOLA, KAHSAS, XOYEMBKB SO, 1008.—MONDAY EVENIKG. SIX PAGCS. PBICB TWO ojuni npa^ii |t| 4 f>| nun I seats over the hoi-Re'8 head. ciir- llrAIH IN 11 rLIIIIII'>'^°( carried UB dowu stream and Wkni II 111 n i l -wwwijp^,,, seemed certain. I grabbed hold of limbs of trees which were out the water and held on. I cried Hazel to do the same, hut It aeenied tliat she could nut reach them or was lielplesa. The last I saw of her body it was whirling over and over In the rapids." I'nless comiilicalions due to the exposure occur. Miss Primrose, who now at her home, will recover. I The horse which the Rirls were driv ins was drowned and the buggy sligl ly damaged. Srhuolmat ^K Send Wrrotb. The funeral of .Miss Hunsaker will probably he held tomorrow although „ . . , „ ,.„_ funeral arrangements were not com lune PrIniro.se lU-srued )»> Helder ^1^,^^ " - HAZEL HFXSAKKR, A LIX(OL> SrUOUI. ITIMI. DROW'NEII. GIRLS MISJUDGED THE DEPTH DKOVE IXTO BRIDUE AI'i'KOArii. Brothers—Uead Sister «f Mrs, r^ldncll of Ea.st lobi. NEOSHO NOT LOW ENOUGH TO BE IN BED. Gauge Showed a Raise of Six Inches Last Night.—Wheat Land Flooded. r •' ' The sad tlima.x to a happy Thanki giving vac ;iiiou for one of its mem bers has cast a pall over the eighth B grade pupils in the Lincoln school One of its ijrishiesi and most poi)ulai students pt^rlshed in the swollen waters of Little Osage, a stream thai runs near Kincaid. yesterday morning at 8:.30. Happy aiiiicipation was depicted up on the faces of the IJncoln school pupils when classes were dismissed for the ThanksgivinK holiday, last Wednesday. Many of them were to take holiday trljw to the homes of friends or relatives. Among these was Hazel Hubsaker. a girl about 13. a pupil of Prof. Grant Uilbee, and who lived while attending school in tola with her sister. .Mrs. Frank H. Caldwell, at ;no South Foiijth street. After school was dismissed. Miss Hunsaker went to the home of her widowed mother. .Mrs. H. Hunsaker. who lives on a farm alxmt A miles south of Kincaid. Later the girl went to visit at the home of .Miss /one Primrose, a friend who lives on a farm a few miles south of the Hunsaker l>lace. Early yesterday morning, Mrs. Hunsaker telephoned her daughter to be sure and come home us she must return lo lola in time to enter school .Monday morning. Thinking It best to accompany her young companion borne. Miss Primrose entered the biig- gy at her home and together the girU started on the lourney to the Hunsaker home. It *aS about 8::i0 when the bridge at Little Osage was reached and it was raining, hard. The stream was out of banks and water flowed by the approach to the bridge. The water couldn't be deep enough to be dangerous, the girls thought, and urging their horse onward, the buggy plunged into the water, in almost an Instant, the girls were swei »t from their seals, the swift current carrvlng them down Etream." i A Tree Sated One. Realizing her danger and with presence of mind. .Miss Primrose grabbed the limbs of .in old tree which projected otit into 'lhe water, at the same time shouting this advice to Mi?s Hunsaker. Strug .sjling fiercely in the maddening torrent. .Miss Hunsaker tried to cling to something. Bui the current carried her far out of the reach of trees or any object to which she might anchor. Frightened into frenzy Miss Primrose began shouting for help. Hunters to tbf Rescue. John Helder and Frank Heider whc^ live in the vicinity were out hunting the rejKJrt says. The shrill cries of Miss Priniro !-e fell UIKJU their ears above the patter of the rain and they hastened to the river bank. Observing Miss Priniro.ies predicament, one of the brolhf-rs hastily proruriKl at: a.ve and in a ff'W minutes a tree had been felled so thai it would fall in th» direction of the struppling girl. At the branches of the tree fell aboiil her Miss Primrose grasped them and was- able to crawl, by their aid. to tin bank. She was carried to the hon« of a nelgblior and medial aid siuin- nmned. .MlKM Hunxakrr's Drad Body Pound. The bodv of .Miss Hunsaker had • disappeared in the flood and news of I BODIES OF EIGHTY-TWO MINERS the drowning wa." telephoned lo Hay- • ard. Elmer Trimble and Chauncey Trimble, brothers of Mrs. Pearl Mc- ralleii of South Cottonwcwd street lola. hastened to the rIver and procuring skiffs began the search for .Miss Hunsakers body. .About ."uo fee! down from the bridge, the Triniblr brothers assisted by other searchers found the body coiled around the stump of a tree. They carried the body to the home of Mr. Ponlca and physician.'* from Kincaid and Bayard wore summoned. Though the body had been in the water three hours and though there was no hope, it? the opinion of the doctors who were called, that Miss Hunsaner might be resuscitated, thev worked for some time, em ploying all known means for revivinp a droWned person. Their efforts were to no avail as there was not the slightest response to treatment. 'V\'hen the news of her daughter's death was telephoned to Mrs. Hunsaked she Insisted that it could not be true and refused to believe that her daughter was dead. When the girl was carried home a corpse, the mother was prostrated. Terrible, Mbs Primrose S«y«. The experience which the girls underwent and which resulted lit the death of Miss Hunsaker Is a sad one. Two close coni{»nions and chums bad enjoyed a happy holiday visit and even before It was wholly finished, death had saatcbed one away. "It was terrible." Miss Primrose said, "mrdly had the bucxy entered the water at the bridfte awnuii vbeA ir« wni^d to WtOu^Uim mr The pupils of eighth B. IJncoln school, where the drowned girl was student, will send a beautiful floral wreath. STILL ABLE TO BE UP WTion the telephone bell in the city water works jKjwer hfluse rang this morning, the engineer answered prortiptt .v. "How's tho river this morning^"' a man inquired. "Well, It's able to be up." the engineer salil, cheerily. And the remarkable part of this Joke is that the engineer found vent for humor' in fact. Contrary to ox- pectnifonH. thi> .Veosho Is still able to be up when most persons believed last night that, by morning, it would !ie In bed, ver.v low. The rain ceased early yesterday evening and there seemed every prospect that the stream would fall rapidly. Ijist nlcht, the gauge showed 9 feet ind this morning 9>^ feet, a raise of ine-half of a foot. The river is not rising, however, being seemingly^ a .t I .standsllll. Riv«r men expect that he water will begin to recede this afternoon. 10 Acres Under Water. The half-foot raise of lasi nigl-.t. put ten acres of fine wheat under water west of the power house, but as the current is not swift, little if any dam- ase will be done. When the river resumes its channel, the overflow will 'Irain off. leaving ihf growing crop in fair condition. Had the river risen hut little 'ileli- •r. ini:ch danmee migi t havf been ;onc .ond overland traffic would have i)ec'n Interfered with on the west road from the power hou ?e. .\lready with- 'n twelve inches of the higlK 'st |)oint lion? the road from the bridge west. It .seemed last night that fr.e water tnlchti cover the road by morning. But when the rains ceased and the stage of the river remained practically the •^ame. no further alarm was felt. >KOSHO IS FALLING NOW. Rher Ganire .ShoiT«>d Eight Pert AIWTP Lo)v Water This .Vftemoon. The water in the Neo.sho river began 'eeeding this afternoon and at press "lour the gauge reading showed the =taL'<- of the river to lie e'uht feet ibove normal. Tht=; is a fall of One "out since the reading at lit o 'clock bis morning. River men exiiect to see a gradual fall now until the river is again at its normal stage. SEARCHING THE MINE RECOVERED FROM SHAFTS More Have Been Located.—Many Victims of Explosion Identified at Morgue. Pittsburs. Nov. 0.—Eig'.ty-two bodies had been recovered from the Mar- iauna mine of the Pittsburg-Buffalo Coal company at eight o'clock this raornln?, and these bodies are now at rest in ari improvised morgue. Thirty more bodies have been located In the wrecked mine and these will be broi»ght to the surface at once. Of the victims, twenty-three Americans have been identified. 700 WERE DROWNED Two Japanese Ships Collided Off Chinese Coast—Death List Large. Che Foo, China. Nov. 30.— Two Japanese sreamshlns collided off this port today. Details of the accident are lacking, but it is reported that a total of seven hundred persons were drowned. Real' Estate Man Hsra. TJ. C. Lane, a real estate man fnan Neoaho Falls, was in -ttiie city today FROM GAS FUMES GEORGE KITE, FURMERLT OF lOLA, MEET.S DEATH AT FT. SCOTT. BRAKEMAN ON LOCAL LINE BOOM MATE RETCBXED TO HOL'.SE TO FIND FITE COLD IN DEATH. Budj Taken Tbrongh lola .Saturday Night to Home at Newtoa—LIted Here Three Years Ago. George File, a Missouri Pacific brakeman on the line throiiffli lola. was asphyxiated In a rooming house at Ft. Scott Friday night. Plte has been running through lola for several inontbs and van well known lo many lulans. About three years ago he worked In the yards here for sev eral weeks. The Port Scott Republican says: Fumes e.scaping from a n»e )esB gas stove caused the death of George F. Fife, a .Missouri Pacific brakeman. In his room at the Weddle rooming establishment some time night before last. His dead body was discovered by bis roommate. L. L. VanZant, another Missouri Pacific brakeman, at six thirty yesterday morning when Van Zant came in off a night run. Opening the door of the room. Van Zant noted an extraordinary- odor, which he did not at once detect as bfelng gas fumes. In the darkness he attempted to strike a match and light the gas. The match went out. Four altemptis were made, all resulting In failures. Then Van Zant, with his eyes watering and his throat choking, went. Into the hall and struck a match. When it had burned a little, he went back Into the room and was able to apply It to the ^as light. Turning to the bed where he supposed Fite was sleeping, he saw his roommate lying in n queer position, his underclothing on and a bed cover pulled partially across his body. Van Zanl spoke but received no reply. ih<at_ »'ent to the bed and touched the iMxTy. It was cold. Then Van Zaut rati out of the room and aroused ;Mrs. Weddle. who told him to send in a call for a doctor. Dr. .1. B. Carver was summoned. His services were not needed, however, as it was seen that File had been dead for some time. The body was removed to the Goodlander undertaking rooms by Undertaker Cheney where an inquest was held yesterday after; noon at four-thirty by Coroner Syn- not. A jury returned a verdict stating lhat Fite had come to his death by accMlental asphyxiation. The evidence given bv Clinton byon who rooms in the establishment, and hy Van Zant. showed that the gas stove in the room was supplied with gas through a rubber lube from the 'Ight jet. and although it had connections for a pipe, there was no pipe attached. It was shown by Mr. Lyon, who had used the stove for two winters, that when the valve was turned entirely open the supply of gas Was greater than the stove could consume. It was then shown that the valve was wide open w;hen the body of Fite was discovered yesterday mnrnins'. Th<' windows in the room were closed as . were the doors and there was no ventilation of any kind. On the stove was a kettl>> of water, planed thi-re by Fite. The water was boiling when V.inZant entered the room. It appears probable that Fite ntendlng to use some hot water had filiwl tl.e kettle and turned on the |gas full blast, anil then dropped over on the bed to wait for the water to get hot. If he did. he never rose, the fumes overcoming hint ns he doze'l. Th«« register n» the Missouri Pacific shows that he got In off his run at about eight o'clock. Inquiry made by Coroner Synnot developed the fact that File's father. . 1. Fite. lives at .Vewton. The body -as shipped to Newton last evening. Fite had a freight run from heiv to ates Center, spending every night here. He had been on the run about three weeks. It was learned by Coroner Svnr.ot that he i:ad a wife and one child, but that domestic troubles had cauitpd a separation. On November 16. Fite met Van Zant who has a Missouri Pacific freight run to Kansas City, and the two engaged room at the Weddle establishment. Fite was abottt thirty years of age. of good appearance, and was a member of the Bagle lodge. A XEYAD.l, MO., WOMAN A SriCIDE Mrs. H. C. .Moore Drowned Herself Br. ranse of III Hf«ltb. Nevada, Mo., Nov. .10. —^airs. Moore, wife of Colonel H. C. Moore, owner of .Nevada's largest dry goods store and of the Lake park here, was found drowned In Lake park last nighv She was not missed until about 6 o'clock when Mr. Moore and his daughter aepared to go to supper. After looking and making inquiries for her It was learned ,tbat she had taken a car for the Lake^park about A o'clock. Bearchers went to the lake and found Mrs. Moore's hat on . some boards, near the bathhouse. She bad fastened a rope around one.of her ama and tied it to a springboard, tken Jomped Into the watar. lU .kaalth, 11 THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansas: Fair tonight and Tuesday; solder tonight. '] Data recorded at local office, U. S. Weather Bureau yesterday, today and a year ago: Yesterday. Yr. ago 2 p. m 64 54 4 p. m. ..• 52 6.1 6 p. m. 49 47 8 p. m 47 42 10 p. m. 45 44 12 midnight 45 44 -Maximt>m temperature .. .60 55 Mlndmum te«mperature ...42 :tl Precipitation, 7 p. m. ...0.13 o Today Yr. ago 2 a. ra 45 43 4 n. m 44 45 C a. m 43 45 8 a. m 42 44 10 a. m. .. 45 44 12 noon 4X 4.'} Precipitation. 7 a. m. ... 0 o TO GET NEW CARS SrPT. MASSENGALE LEAVES FOB ST. lOUIS TO.MGHT. TO HURRY THEM ALONG SITERINTENDENT EXPECT.S CABS ON ROAD IN A WEEK. WAS DUE TO GOSSIP TALE-BEARER CAUSES 8. PITTS ..4ERIOUS CHARGE. Attorneys Get Together and Defend­ ant is Allowed to Plead Guilty To Lesser Offense. One of those cases growing out of the work of the scandal monger came up before Judge Foust this morning for settlement. Some one had spoken an idle. Indifferent word, not thinking that In the end a man would be arraigned for an assault with Intent to kill. Another had added to the story, yet another had given it a different color. It grew into a scan- da!!. Involving a whole neighborhood and KcJiool district and engendering a most bitter feeling, finally terminating in a personal encounter between Sam Pitts and G. A. Heckenllable. Pitts was arrested for assault with Intent to ;klll. The principals live In the eastern part of the county. Some school children. It seems, told a story. Grown up but up;'>V>l'lnr people repeated th" story, enlarging upon It. One day Pitts and Heckenliablo met in a country road. Both men, according to the statement of attorneys, are hot-beaded. Words passed. Pitts says Heck­ enllable Intended to hit Mm and In self-protection he struck Heckenllable with a pitch fork. The latter raised his arm to ward off the blow and his arm was fractured. Heckenllable says he had no Intention of attacking Pitts, and that the assault was unwarranted. Pitts was arraigned In justice court at >ror3n several months ago. The case was set for trial in district court today. When the case was called S. A. Card, attorney for Pitts, arose and stated t>:at the attorneys for the state had agreed to al'ow Pitts to withdraw his ))Ua of not guilty to the charge, of assault with intent to kill and permit him to plead guilty to assault and battery. Assistant County Attorney C. H. Apt aro,<?e and stated that the agreement had been reached as stated by Mr. Gard. .ludge l-oust then asked the defendant to stand up. He said that he felt sure tl^at the case liad grown out of the circulatinn and enlargement of a story told by school children, and he thought that it wou'd be to the best Interest of all concerned that the ca-.e be settled! as suggested by the attorney."!. He then announced that lie would fine Pitts $5 and costs, which ainoimt to over $C0. In pronouncing sentence Judge Foust iirged Mr. Pitts to arrange a meeting with Heclienli- able and pa<ch up their differences. H'UI Buy Four and Possibly Fire Xew One<<—Rebuilding the Car Bam. Four or five bright, new modern street cars are to replace the four which were burned in the car barn fire early Saturday morning. They will be here within, somiething like two weeks if Lee Alaasengale, general superintendent of the Io!a Electric railway, can rush them along. Mr. .Massengaie will leave tonight for St. Louis to confer with President .Mitchell and to buy the new cars. It may be possible that the cars cannot be secured In St. Louis on a hurry-up order and .Mr. .Massengaie may have to go to .New York to get them. HeMI Get Them Quick. "I am going to get the new cars to tola as soon as possible." Mr. Maiisen- gale said this morning. "I leave tonight for St. Louis and expect to be able to buy the cars there. If I cannot get them there on a rush order, I will go to New York and see what can be done. I want to have those cars on the road to Io!a within a week. Pour or five new cars will be bought and placed In service at the earliest possible moment. .Meantime, we will keep up the present service with the limited eqiilpment left us by the fire. Every possible effort wl|l t>e made to accom­ odate the patrons of the company and we ask the public to bear with us In our predicament. We believe that the people will appreciate the handicap under which we are working and we will do our best to keep things going on the 45-mlnute schedu'e with our [.two paf;seiiger cars and the freight car." Rebuilding Car Bam. A crew of workmen this afternoon be gan the rebuildinig of the car barn which was burned .last Saturday morning. The work will be hurried along as fast as possible in order that the barn may be ready for the new cars when they arrive. With the bam the machine will also be rebuilt and equipped. The brick walls of the bam remain standing and they will be utilized as walls for the new barn. HE KNEW M'KINLEY J. A. BOUR OF CANTON, O., TO MEET WITH K. OF P. He was Engaged With Martyred President In Lodge Work and Knew Him Intimately. The meetlns of I 'f Knights of Pythias tonight will lie something &t a red letter occasion as the Most Nob'e. Sir Knight. Senator J. A. Bour, of Canton, O., a member of Buckeye lodge number 11, of which our late President, Wm. McKinley. was a meonber, will he present and participate In the confirmation of the knighthood rank upon an applicant. Mr. Bour came In this morn'.ng and spent the day visiting with members of the order. Having known Mr. McKinley IntiiDately and .having put on work in the K. of P. with him, M^. Bour was kept busy today answering questions concerning the private life of the martyred president. The Knights of Pythias ore exmect- ing a big timi tonight end a full attendance is expected. After the senate adjourns, on election will \>e he'd to elect offlcera for the current term of 1908. Keana In Town. Attorney A. M. Keene apent yaater- day In lola on profeB%Umal business. NO QECEMBER CONSISTORY. I Pope Drops It Because of French Car< dinal Difficulty. Rome, Nov. 30.—The pope has abaai doned the idea of holding a eonslatonr in' the month of December. This decision has been reached partly be- catise of the difflcuity of choosing the new French cardinals, and partlv because the pontiff desires the termina tlon of the discussion "of the education bill in England before he creates a British cardinal. In the meanwhile the pope will profit by the presence in Rome of Archbishop Glennon of St. Louia, and the forthcoming visit of Archiblahop Ireland to study tlte matter of the Aimerl- ean eplscopacjr with a vrlew to creating another American cardinal. NOT THE RIGHT MAN NEVADA OFFICERS NOT SUBE OF GUILT OF WM. GILLENWATER. May be Able to Prove an Alibi.—Ne­ vada Officers in Gas City Yes­ terday Investigating. RAN INTO A FREIGHT PITTSBURG PASSENGER TRAIN CAUSED A WRECK. Fireman of Passenger Was Caught Under Boiler and Killed.—Several Injured. Pittsburg. Pa., Nov. 30.—One man was killed, five seriously Injured and many shaken up when train number five flnown as the Chicago llmiited on the PittKburg & Western branch of the Baltimore & Ohio luilroad, crashed into a "buckled" freight train near V^alencia, Pa., about twenty miles north of here, e.irly today. O. B. Spl- deil, fireman of the iws.senger train, was cauglJt under thu boiler and killed. CAB BAHN LOSS ADJUSTED. Hans l .und and Milton Welxh, Adjusters, Here Today. Hans Lund and .Milton Welsh, of KRn<<as City, adjusters for the insurance companies in which the tola Elec Irlr railway held fiolicies on its power plant and car barn, one mile east of the city, were here today to adjust the loss sustained by the railway company in the .Monday morning fire. In the adjudication the railway company Is to receive $8,037. Bark to Baker. will Laury and Herbert Brown returned to Baldwin today after having spent Thanksgiving with their parents In the eastern part of the county. Leroy Cox of Bolivar, Mo., who Is also a student at Baldwin, accompanied Mr. Laury here, returning with him this ifternoon. ROBBERS GOT S2000 Blew Open Safe of .HUte Bank at OIpe Today. Emporia Kas., Nov. 30.— Robbers blew open the safe of the Olpe State bank at Olpe. Kas.. ten mllas south of here, early this morning and secured two thousand dollars. The explosion awoke many residents but no Investigation was made until the men bad ae- curad their booty and fled. PostotOea Inapaetor U C. Ctaapea ts According to the Nevada Mail, the officers entertain strong doubt as to the guilt of Wm. Qlllenwater. the Gas City man, and Harry Howell, formerly a pipe line worker at Humboldt, who are In jail at Nevada, Mo., on the charge of shooting Special Agent Clint Webb. The men have denied their guilt from the first clajm- ing that they were not at Stotesbtiry on the morning of November lOtb. when the shooting took place. The officers now say there is reason to believe that the men were not there. On the other hand the Ft. Scott Tribune of Saturday claims that discoveries have been made at Gas City with reference to Glllenwater, showing that ie was a bad nun. The Nevada Mall says: The officers are ntit now snre that they have the right m^n who shot and wounded Special Railway Officer G. C. Webb at Stotesbury, on the morn Ing of November 10. Mr. W^ebb and the train porter felt sure that Gillen- dater and Howell were the two men who did the shooting and they were brought hr.-e and locked up in jail. Since then Officer W*hb has been investigating the case and has found evidence which Indicates that Glllen­ water and Howell were not at Stotesbury the morning the .<;hootlng occurred and which substantiates the claim of the two men that they were at other places. Officer Webb is making a diligent search for the parties who tried to kl'l him and may yet. capture the guilty parties. He is still of the opinion that he wounded one of his assailants .and hopes that the wound Is sufficiently serious to make the victim come out from under cover to be treated which if he does will no doubt lead to his arrest. The Ft. Scott Tribune says in Saturday's Issue: Chief Mendenhall today received a phone message from lola stating that William Glllenwater, who Is charged with being an accessory to the shooting of Officer Webb at Stotesbun*. Mo. was known to have been connected with a recent robbery at Jola. The message announced that Glllenwater and others tried to hold up the superintendent of the cement works there. RUSTIN A SUICIDE? DEFENSE WILL TEY TO ,PHOYE THAT IX MUBDER TBIAL. CHARLES E. :DAViS ACCUSED BIT HIS LAWYERS WILL FIGHT CASE YIGOROVSLY. Statements That Bnstin Tried to Tak« Hts Own Life to Be Mad»-Mn. , Rlee to Testify. 1 Omaha, Nov. 30.—That Dr. Frederick Rustln, for whose murder tbe trial of Chas. E. Davis began this morning, was afflicted with suicidal mania and finally accomplished his own death, will be tbe main defense offered by Davis's attorneys during the present trial according to a statement made today. Mrs. Abbie Rice will again be the state's star witness but her testimony is expected to bring out some vigorous objections by counsel for the defense on tbe grounds that it is hearsay evidence. Although it Is admitted Davia has been thrice committed to sanitariums for temporary Insanity, his counsel has declared that no attempt will be made to take advantage of an insanity plea when the case comes up. There has recently been found in a sewer catch basin several blocks from the former Rustln home a revolver with the cylinder and hammer removed, which the state Is now trying to connect with the death of Dr. Rustlq. Mrs. Rise bas been held in -Jall aince the shooting, being unable to glTe a bond of $1,000. Davis, the accused, has been at liberty under 125,000 bond furnished by his brother, who"la vice president of the First National bank. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETS STATEUNDER WATER OKLAHOMA PROPERTY IS DAMAGED BY FI.OOD.S. Heary Bains Have Fallen—The Ar- kanssH RUer Is RUtng Rapidly. Tulsa. Okla., Nov. 30— A flood, the third this year. Is doing great damage in this vicinity. The Arkansas river is higher than it has ever been before. No deaths are reported, but there is great damage to oil fields, farms and railroads. The town of Jenks Is partly inundated. The Arkansas river is rising at the rate of an Inch an hour. The flood Is the result of heavy rains that have fallen continuously in Oklahoma for, the past forty-cdgfat hours. The rain, however, followed a long dry spell, and serfons floods were not expected to result. The river was within bounds at noon todi^, except that it was overflowing the "elbow" portion of South Guthrie. About noon the water began to snr- round the oil mill in South Guthrie, and a herd of 1.000 cattle, which was being fed at the mill. Was surrounded. Before the cattle could be removed to tbe stock yards nearly a score of them were drowned. A stampede resulted, tbe cattle, frantic with fear, trying to get to dry ground. The cow men fln- allf landed tbcnTtn-the jstock yards, drtriav tkapi ,ln anall aqoads in water Bepublicana to Hold Saaaion at th« Northrup Bank Wednesday Evstilng. L. L. Northrup, president of the Republican city cIiA, announces a meeting of the executive committee ot the club for Wednesday eVenlng In tbe office at the rear of the Nortbrop National bank. The executive conunlttae was appointed recently by Mr. Noitfr- rup. At this meeting they will consider a number of matters pertalAlns to the spring campaign. PERJURY IS CHARGED Alleged That Henry Garner, Colored, Swore Falsely on Witnasa Stand. A warrant was issued from the court of Justice B. G. Hou^ tbia morning, charging Henry Gamer, colored, with perjury. Gamer was arrested and released on a bond for $500 to appear at a hearing to be teld later. The warrant was issued at the request of William Gates.'chlef of police. The perjury charge against Gamer grows out of his testimony In iMtee court in the trial of the city Of lola vs. C. Brooks. It was charged that Brooks, an employe of Dr. MlDGraw. had sold whiskey by the glass In his room at a hotel. One Haynes was tbe prosecutlne witness and he dedared positively thai he bought booze both by the drink from Brooks and by the bottle from Dr. McGnrw. He said tbat Garner was In the room when tbe whiskey, at least a part of It, waa sold. Garner' was expected to establish the case against Brooks, but his memory was bad and be could not tell wlether Brooks was the man who had sold the whiskey or not. He 8«bl that Brooks looked like the man. Otfa- er witnesses swore that Gamer did not come to the room wkh Haynes. BIG WEEK IX THE MIXES. \ew High Prire for Zinc Establlslied for the Year. Galena, Kas.. Nov. 30.— The past week In the Kansas-Missouri zinc and lead mining district was the most Important in thirteen months, both In prices paid for zinc and because of the argest shipments. A new high price for zinc for the year was established and the best grades brought $45 per ton. The upward trend in prices bas lieen gradual since the election and has resulted in a resumj>tIon of operations by practically every mining company in the district. Many plants had been shut down because of ;the previous unsatisfactory and unprofitable nrices. The week's market opened firm at the previous week's quotations of $40 per ton of 60 per cent zinc, but as competition among nuyers became more pronounced tbe basis was raised to $42.50. making the choicest grades worth $45. The shipments for tbe week were 6.322 tons of zinc and 543 tons of lead, despite tbe fact that loading, was difficult because of heavy and incessant rains. Lead- ore prices remained practically unchanged at $52 and $55 per ton of top grade^. Rev. N.- L. VealA who returned this morning tronji Parsons, saya that tjicre was considerable axolteaieBt among the passengers oajtha. Soat^m Sao- aaa trains laat aigkt oocMftwad by th* waa>ottte.to>>^tJiaiH<W,.::-,^^.

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