The Gardner Gazette from Gardner, Kansas on January 16, 1902 · 1
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The Gardner Gazette from Gardner, Kansas · 1

Gardner, Kansas
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E G ARDN IT FATS TO ADTEKHSE n TBE GAZETTE FEE JOB nmsui at TBS OFFICE VOLUME III. GA11DNEK, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1902. NUMBER 2: ER ti JLL. .11. ,11 . , NAB ASWINDLER SIDNEY LASCELLES, ALIAS LORD BERESFORD, CAUGHT. HE IS WANTED AT HOT SPRIHCS H Seems to Ilnve Two Pronounced l'ro-' rllvHIPS They Are I'oitimlttlnR Forgery and Marrying He1renes--II Is Known to Hie 1'olh-e of Three Continents and Hits Served lit reitltentliirieH. BOSTON. (Special.) The police here have captured Sydney Lascellea, a noted swindler, said to he known to the police of three continents as Lord Walter Beresford. He is held on request of the authorities at Hot Springs, Ark. When arrested he gave the name of Robert Leonard, hut when fehown his photograph from the police gallery he admitted that he was Las-celles. He has hceu. known under many aliases hcsiiirs Lord Walter Beresford, among them heing Sir Henry Vine. R. N, and Lord Courtney, Claude 13. Lascelle and James B. I.aSalle. The charge against him in Hot Springs is the larceny in lS'Jt of $1,200 from Lyman J. Hay, proprietor of( the Arlington hotel. It is said that Laseelles. as Lord Beresford. eloped from Algiers with the daughter of an American millionaire, who, after learning of the man's character, secured a divorce. He has served terms in New York "and in Georgia for swindling and forgery. It is said he is now the husband of a Wealthy young woman of Providence, R. I. He is known in Chicago, and cut a wide swath in social circles in New York some years ago. He was a tall, handsome man, of aristocratic appearance and sauve address, and was very much courted by the men about town and Anglomaniacs in general. ATLANTA, GA. (Special.) Sidney Lascelles, whose arrest is reported in Boston, made his advent into Georgia about ten years ago and the base of his operations for a time was at Rome. 1 He posed as the representative of an English syndicate looking for iron properties. A wealthy family there cashed a draft for him and he was arrested, but released on a technicality. On a forgery charge, however, he was sent to the penitentiary. Securing release on bail he returned to Rome, opened a brokerage office and represented himself as correspondent of several eastern dailies. He secured several thousand dollars from Rome people and disappeared just before his econd trial on the forgery charge came up. Again he was brought back, but this time was accompanied by his wife, who spent money lavishly in his behalf. He was convicted, however, and sent to a convict camp. -Escaping from the camp, he was next heard of at Americus, Ga., but here his wife secured a divorce from him. Socm afterward he secured the franchise for an electric lighting plajit and water works system at Fitzgerald, Ga., from the promoters of the town G. A. R. men of Indiana. His franchise was allowed to lapse, hut he married the daughter of a wealthy man at Fitzgerald and disappeared. FIRElN AOWDERIILL. Two Men Killed and Two Injured at Clear field Pa. IoMfl Was CLEARFIELD, PA. (Special.) The Rickeyite Non-explosive Powder Co.'s mill near here was destroyed by fire. Two men were burned to death, a third will die from his injuries and two others were seriously burned, but it la thought will recover. The dead: John C. 9ewart, Roy Smith. The injured: G. B. Roseberry; will die. James Blacker. F. K. Zentmeyer. It is supposed an explosion preceded the flre. Stewart's body was found In the ruins of the burned mill, the limbs having burned from the body, i The other four men escaped from the mill with their clothing burning. They ran into the river near by to extinguish the flames, and when persons attracted by the fire arrived at the scene the men were found on the river bank suffering severely from their burns. Smith ciea a few hours later, and Roseberry, it Is thought, cannot recover. The five men were employed in the mill, and were the only persons in the place when the flre broke out. The mill was owned by former Congressman James Kerr, of this county, 'and W. H. Rickey- of New York. It vas built about eight months ago, and cost $40,000. fins Is 111(1 Havana. HAVANA. (Special.) General Wood has Issued a decree fixing the price of gas at $2.50 in Spanish, gold per 1,000 cubic feet. The former price was about $3.75 per 1,000 cubic feet. This decree also regulates the price for the use of 200 16-candle power electric lights in public places at $1 10 per month each. lie Thought He Could Fly. KINGSTON, ONT. (SpecTal.) At a meeting of free Methodists at Verona, one of the brethren declared he could fly and proceeded to demonstrate his power. He launched into space and his head came in contact with a large coaloil lamp. The lamp fell to the floor and the oil ignited. At one time five men and three women were on flre and 'five out of the eight were ' seriously burned. The flames spread and caused a panic. Many were injured In the stampede. MINERS ENTOMBED. Story of the One Man U ho Was Rosen d Alive. NEGAUXEE, MICH. (Special.) The most distressing accident In this county for years occurred at the Ne-gaunee mine, when, by a cave-in, the lives of thirteen to seventeen miners are thought to have been lost. The cave-in was at the bottom of the old shaft. Had it occurred half an hour sooner, about 100 men would have been killed. The names of the dead sc far as known are: M'illiam Williims, married. John Sullivan, single. John Pascoe. single. John Pearce, marrieu. Jacob Hunalla, married. Thus' far but one body has been taken out. that of Hunlalla, and one man was rescued alive. Hundreds of men are at the mine eager to help in the work of rescue, but it is thought the other bodies cannot be reached within twenty-four hours. The miner rescued is Dominico Basso, an Italian. Basso describes the disaster in the mine as follows: "We were seated around the pump at the bottom of the shaft, when, without any warning, thousands of tons of ore came down. I remembered no more until I heard the sounds of picks and shovels in the hands of rescuers and heard their shouts, was in total darkness and my feelings cannot he described. What seemed ages to me was hut minutes. When rescuers found me I was seventy-five feet from the place where I was sitting and found myself in a drift. How I got there is a mystery, but can only be accounted for by the concussion of the wind." The Negannee mine is one of the most unlucky properties in the Lake Superior district. Much trouble in sinking and drifting has resulted from surplus water and quicksands. It was at this mine that $1,000,000 was recently expended to sink a shaft to the ledge. GETS $15,000 BY FORGERY. Hought (iovernment and Kit 11 road Honda With llotftir lertllled Check. BOSTON. (Special.) Despite the silence of the police it has become known that the bonds valued at $15,-000 which were stolen recently were obtained from X. W. Harris & Co., bankers, on a forged certified check on the National Shawmut hank. It is understood that Harris & Co., were called up by telephone by a man who gave the name of Bounce. He presented a check certified by the National Shawmut bank, asking that the bonds, ten $l,0u0 government 4 per cent coupons due in 192r, and five $1,000 Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern 2k coupons due July l, ijio, be laid aside for him quickly. The cneck was accepted without question and the bonds delivered. At the bank both the signature and certification were declared to be forgeries and not clever at that. SEVEN ARE DROWNED. Steamer ItrUtol Kuuh Aground on the Alaakiui i'oaptt and Crew Are I,ot. VANCOUVER, B. C. (Special.) News of another marine disaster was brought from the North by the steamer City of Seattle arriving from Skag-way. The steamer Bristol lies a wreck on the end of Green Island, forty miles from Port Simpson, and her captain and six members of the crew have gone to the bottom with her. The steamer was trying to make Dixon entrance in a rough sea when she went aground. The lost are: Captain Mclntyre, 70 years of age, of Port Townsend, Wash. Captain Roberts, Pilot,, of Victoria. C. Vivi 'n. chief engineer. Third Engineer Edwards. Joseph Silva. W. Romer. H. C. Huitlent, member of the crew, ill of San Francisco. The steamer Cottage City came along at 8 o'clock in the morning and picked up the three boats with the twenty-one survivors. WASHINGTON. (Special.) Sur. geon General Van Keypan haB been Informed of a slight epidemic of measles aboard the Wisconsin, while she was out in the Pacific, but does not regard it as at all serious, as he had no further report since the vessel arrived in American waters. BRlEf BITS OF NKWS. It Is reported that (16,000,000 has been subscribed In Paris for building and equipping a new system of electric street railways in the City of Mexico and Introducing low fares. A forest flre is raging In the Tuska-mo district of the Indian Territory, destroying much valuable property and timber near the route of the Frisco railroad. Oklahoma and Texas cattlemen are organizing to fight the passage of the joint lesolution presented to congress cutting down the periods of the leases of the large tracts of pasture lands In the Kiowa and Comanche country to one year and to allow no one party more than 1,000 acres. The Shanghai correspondent of the London Standard cables that 7,000 of the body guard of the Dowager Empress of China, who Joined In the at tack on the foreign legations at Peking under Prince Tuan, returned to Peking with the Chinese court. The London Standard hears) that Em peror William will attend the corona tion of King Edward. Dwlght Tuttle, chairman of the Creek Townslte commission, hag decided to enter the Episcopal ministry. and will be ordained by Bishop Brook, of Guthrie, Thursday. Mr. Tuttle Is , ftoin Connecticut SAILS FEB. 13 PRINCE HENRY WILL COME ON A PASSENGER VESSEL. THE EMPEROR'S YACHT TO FOLLOW DlRtlngtilHlied lien Will lie Rl's Multe llnheiizolterii Imperial Party at New n the Will Vorl, Admlr-Meet Hoy nl Kntertalnmeiil wi.i he I.avlh on Hoard Yacht (iermany Interested. BERLIN. (Special.) Admiral Prince Henry, of Prussia, will be attended on his visit to the United States by Captains Schmidt. Von Schwindt and Von Egidy ami by several high marine oificers not yet selected. Captain Von Egidy is the son of Colonel Von Egidy. who, some years ago. resigned from the army for the purpose of devoting the remainder of his life to the work of uniting the Christian church of Germany into a creedless society. Prince Henry and his party will sail for New York about February 13 on a pa.ssengcr steamer. The imperial yacht Hohenzollern will sail Saturday, January IS. or Sunday. January in. touching at Gibraltar, the Cape de Verde Islands und the Island of St. Thomas. The yacht will be commanded by Admiral Count Von Baudissin, whose staff includes Captain Von Holleben. a kinsman of the German ambassador at Washington, and will be manned by her usual crew. The band of the Second naval division, which will be on board the Hohenzollern, is one of the two crack bands of the German navy. Dr. Hahn. Independent, speaking in the reichstag. said he hoped that when it came to a consideration of the commercial treaties, the United States would not be accorded and preferential treatment on account of the recent change of amenities between the emperor and President Roosevelt. The Lokal Anzeiger says that unofficial circles hold that Emperor William has shown, in Prince Henry's projected visit to the United States, a shrewd, delicate act of international courtesy. The Paris correspondent of the Anzeiger says official circles here interpret the prince's visit as new proof that ti.e present grouping of the European states no longer corresponds with ail the circumstances of welt poiitik (world policy), and narrow programs must widen. France, the correspondent adds, regards the pos sible rapprochement of the I'nited States and Germany without jealousy, having guaranteed that this means nothing against France. .The Southern course of the imperial yacht Hohenzollern on which she will touch at so many points, is because her coal bunkers are not constructed to carry coal for ;i long voyage. She will, therefore, cross the Atlantic at moderate ppeed. According to present arrangements Prince Henry will live on the Hohen-stollern while at New York and will use the vessel for entertaining. Among the great provincial journals joining In .pleasant comment on Prince Henry's projected visit to the I'nited States is the Cologne Gazette, which says: "Kmperor William, in ordering a racing yacht in 1101. wanted to show his special interest and faith in Amer ican shipbuilding which has attained, in a relatively short period of time, an uncommon degree of perfection, and now the sending of Prince Henry to the United States gives a fresh proof of how important Emperor William regards the maintenance and promotion of good relations with the United States. "Emperor William's efforts in this direction find a full understanding and a lively response among the German people." At the Century. KANSAS CITY. (Special.) "The Cherry Pickers," which takes its title from the nickname of the 11th British Hussars, is a realistic melodrama be--Ing presented this week at the Cenfury theater in this city by the Woodward Stock company. The drama Is one of strong plot. Oriental settings, and picturesque costumes. Next week the company will give Charles Hoyt's comedy, "A Contented Woman," the first Hoyt play to be presented by this company. It is a clever Batlre on woman In politics and has always been a strong card. Chile to Borrow S1X.5OO.O0O. VALPARAISO. (Special) The Chilean congress has authorized a loan of $12,500,000. Newspapers here, com menting on the official reporta or the Pan American congress 111 Mexico, point out that the attitude of the United States and Chile alone has prevented the congress from being a failure. Some farmers put four horses to mighty small loads of wood. The gold cure 1b a good thing for a tight money market. Slew Ills Two Babel. FOREST HILL, LA. (Special.) Two children of O. B. Keener, one aged 18 months and the other an Infant, were found dead In bed with their skulls crushed. Keener sent his wife about 120 yards from the house to a water hole for water. On her return he told her he had put the two children to Bleep and left the house. Shortly afterward Mrs. Keener found her chil dren dead. A coroner's jury held Keener for murder, and he was arrested. SEVEN DIE BYFIRE. Fattier, ther and Five Children Per- lull Rt Buffalo. BUFFALO. (Special.) Henry Pearl-stein, his wife and five children, ranging in age from 1 to 12 years, were burned to death in a fire that destroyed a two-story frame building. Joseph Supowski, who owned the building, Karl Bracid, his brother-in-law, have been arrested, pending an investigation. Supowski carried an insurance of $!l.O0U on the building and its contents. The Pearlsteins and another family lived in rooms above a Bhoe store and were asleep when the flre started. Supowski told the police that he accidentally dropped a lamp. A few minutes after the flre began there was a loud explosion that blew out the front of the store and hurled some of the contents of the windows Into the middle of the street. Plate glass windows on the opposite side of Broadway were shattered and the report of the explosion was heard two blocks away. The flames enveloped the building in a short time. The family living in the rear flat escaped with their lives. The Pearlsteins were awakened, but before they could reach the only stairway leading from their rooms the flre had undermined the floor in the hall way, and it collapsed, carrying them down into a mass- of flames. Their charred bodies were found four hours after the firemen had extinguished the flames. The body of the mother and baby were found together, the little one tightly clasped in its mother's arms. Pearlstein's body was found close to that of his wife. He also held one of the children in his arms. The bodies of the other three children were found huddled together close to the father's body. TWO SKATERS DROWNED. Tbey Were Brother and Stwter- othex and Younsrr Brother Barely KRcnp. PITTSBURG. PA. (Special.) Details of a sad double drowning has leached here from Osceola, eight miles above McKeesport. Martin O'Hara, aged 18 years, and his sister. Mary, aged 13. were drowned while skating on the Youghiogheny. Their brother James, aged 8. also went under the Ice. but was rescued by men who were at work nearby. The home of the O'Haras is within sight of the river, and the mother of the children saw them sink under the ice. She ran screaming to the river bank and plunged in after them. The rescuers had hard work saving the lives of the mother and Jnr.,,?s. -Martin and Mary were carried away by the swift current and their bodies have not yet been recovered. BIG HAVANA CONTRACT. Mc;iiity & ICokchy to I'nve und Sewei the City for 10. 7 4U.OOO. HAVANA. (Special.) A contract for the sewering and paving of Havana for flo.u49.00U has been signed by Mr. McGivney for McGivney & Hokeby, of Jersey City, and by Acting Mayor Latorre, for the city of Havana. Mr. McGivney has deposited a bond of $500,000. The contract provides that the work shall be finished within four years, and that it is to be begun within thirty days after the city notifies the contractors to begin. If notification to begin work is not given within sixty days, the Arm of MGivney and Roke-by are to receive 3 per cent on the money deposited. The delay Is due to the fact that the city has not yet provided means to raise the necessary funds. ACCUSED OF INFANTICIDE. t'nmarrled Uanghter of a Texan Fannei Arretted for Murdering Twin Bnblert. VINCENNES. IND. (Special.) Mary and Ruth Putnam, unmarried daugh ters of Eben Putnam, a farmer living just across the Indiana line In Illinois. have been arrested charged with the murder of twin babes born to Mary Putnam December 21. The babies dls appeared Christmas day and thi authorities searched the premises and found the little bodies burled in pasteboard box In the orchard. Ruth Putnam Is In Jail at Lawrenceburg while her sister Mary Is closely guard- ed at her father's home by officers. being in too delicate condition to be removed to Jail. BKIKIC NKVVH. El Pals has been suspended by the police of Madrid on account of his perslBtent attacks upoji the queen regent. The British forces, have surprised and captured a Boer laager, twenty mues nortnwest or Errnelo. Forty-two Boers were taken, Including Major Wolmarans. Frauleln Kathe Brandt, grand niece of Richard Wagner, died In New York. She was a member of the German stock company at the Irving theater. Her father was prominent theatrical manager of Berlin. While a train carrying workmen to rerair a suspension bridge near Brln dlsi. Italy, was passing over It, the bridge collapsed and the train was precipitated Into the river -Callearga. Several men were killed and In. jured. King Edward has Conferred the Or der of Knight, Grand Cross of the Bath, upon Marquis Ito, the Japanese statesman. Delegate Robert W. Wilcox of Ha waii, is seriously ill at his apartment". He Is suffering with an attack of stomach trouble. NORDIGA HURT FAMOUS SINGER IN A RAILROAD WRECK IN GEORGIA. SHE WAS THROWN OUT OF BED Mhoulder Itittlly BrtilHed and Muncle ol Neck Ktrnlned Kxperte to He Able to Hlng, However Wreck Was Canited by Headend ( Collision One Engineer Was Killed. ROME, GA. (Special.) As a result of a collision between a passenger and a freight on the Southern railway, at an early morning hour, near Reeves' Station, twenty miles north of Rome, Mme. Lillian Nordica, the singer, was Injured, her accompanist, E. Romaine Simmons, sustained a bruised hand; an engineer was killed, and three other employes of the road were injured. The dead: Frank Tracey, engineer, Atlanta. Injured: Mme. Nordica. E. Romaine Simmons. Guy Connally, engineer on freight. George Florence, passenger conductor. Ed Lewis, fireman (colored). The train to which Mme. Nordica's private car. the Brunnehilde, was attached was a mixed passenger and freight, and left Atlanta at 11:30 p. m. for Chattanooga. It arrived at Reeves' Station at 3:30 in the morning, where it had, orders to meet freight No. 55. A freight train, which proved to be an extra, was on the siding at Reeves when the passenger arrived, and the engineer of the passenger, evidently assuming that it was No. 55, did not stop, but continued his run toward Chattanooga. A mile north of Reeves, while going at a rapid rate, the passenger met the freight on a sharp curve. The two engines crashed into each other, and Engineer Tracey, in attempting to jump, was caught between the two locomotives and crushed to death. Mme. Nordica's car was attached to -.the rear of the passenger train. She was on her way to Nashville, where -.she was booked to fill an engagement. When the collision occurred Mme. Nordica was asleep In her bed In the private state room of the car. The sud-ined jar threw the diva from her bed (to the floor. It is understood that she sustained a badly bruised shoulder and Khe muscles of her neck are said to have been strained. Dr. Garlington, the Southern railway's surgeon here was immediately summoned and at tended the singer. Dr. Garlington stated that Mme. Nordica was not bad ly hurt, and that he thought she would be able to fill her engagements. Mr. Simmons, her accompanist, sus tained injuries to his right hand. The exact condition of the Injured member was not ascertained here, but It is understood that he will be able to play. Mme. Nordica s car was not derailed. and, together with two other Pull mans, was returned to Rome, and sent over the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis to Nashville. Both engineB were badly wrecked and twelve cars. It is said, were burned. The engineer and fireman of the freight escaped by jumping, but were both badly bruised. The tracks were cleared by night and traffic re sumed. BUFFALO LOTTERY SWINDLE. Barber Ban a (lame In Whlrh Ticket Holdern Never Won. BUFFALO. N. Y. (Special.) What is regarded by the federal authbritles a well developed lottery swindle has Just been brought to light. An drew Gifford, a barber, was arrested, charged with having used the mails for fraudulent purposes. It is stated by the federal officers that no drawings were held by the "lottery." purchasers of tickets never had a chance to win. Postofflce Inspector Cochrane, assisted by two United States marshals, raided Gilford's place. They found piles of unused lottery tickets. circulars and a large number of en velopes bearing postmarks of places In New York, Canada, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. Gifford was taken before a United States commissioner and held In $3,000 bail. High Kick May Cont Her Life. VINCENNES, IND. (Special.) El-sa Condon, head waitress at the new Grand hotel, Is dying as the result of Injuries to her spine received in a fall caused by trying to kick a tray of dishes held by one of the waitresses under her. Miss Condon attempted to make the kick in ordjr to win a friendly wager, and, losing her balance, fell backward, her spine striking against an overturned chair. She has been unconscious for hours in a room at the hotel, and the three doctors who have been with her pronounce her case hopeless. Saloonkeeper KUIr a Cripple. PERU. (Special. Charles E. Neth-erly, a saloonkeeper, shot and Instantly killed Henry J. Helmig, a cripple. Holmig, It is claimed, had been ejected from the saloon during the morning, and returned In the after noon and with a heavy cane began to demolish the plate glass windows. Netherly ran out and Helmig attempted to assault blm with his cane. Metherly drew his revolver and fired !ve times, every shot taking '. effect in Helmigr's body. Netherly was ar rested THE MARKETS. GRAIN. Kansas City. Wheat July. 81c; cash No. 2 hard, 81085c; No. 3, 80 82c; No. 2 red, ul093c; No. 3. 89 91c. Corn January. 66c; May, C8'.468'4c; cash No. 2 mixed, 66 (17c; No. 2 white, 6970c; No. 3, 6914c. Oats No. 2 white, 4849c. Rye No. 2. (i8c. St. Louis. Wheat No. 2 red, cash, elevator, 9014c; track. 91c; May, 90c; July, 82c; No. 2 hard, 8385c. Corn No. 2 cash, 65c: track 66c; May. 5065t4c; July, 67c. Oats-No. 2 cash, 48c; tracn, 49c; May, 4SVo; July, 48c; No. 2 white, 49 49 He. Chicago. Wheat Cash No. 2 red, 820S8c; No. 3 re(li 82 0 86c; No. 2 hard, 8082c; No. 3 hard, 790 8014c. Corn Cash No. i mixed. G1V4 IfEiUc. Oats Cash No. 2 mixed, 41,447c; No. 2 white. 4849i4c; LIVE STOCK. Kansas City. Cattle Choice export and dressed beef steers, $5.806.70; fair to good, $4.75(35.75; stockers and feeders. $3.254.50; Western fed steers, $4.7506.00; Texas and Indian steers, $3.755.25; Texas cows, $2.50(9 4.00; natie cows, $2.'ioi 5.10; heifers, $3.50 5.25; canners, $1.85(82.65; hulls, $2.40 02.75; calves, $3.506. Hogs Top, $6.50; heavy, $6.406.o-j; mixed packers, $6.36.47: light, $5.356.20; pigs, $4.755.35. Sheep ted lambs, $5(3) 5.90; fed wethers, $44.75; ewes, $3.75 4.10; culls and feeders. $23.75. Chicago. Cattle Good to prime nominal at $6.00(3 6.30; poor to medium. $4.006.25; stockers and feeders, $2.2o4.50; cows, $1.254.65; heifers, $2.2505.00; canners, $1.2502.30; bulls, $2.0004.50; calves. $2.5006.25; Texas fed steers. $3.2505.75. Hogs Mixed and butchers', $ good to choice heavy, $6.3006.57; rough heavy, $5.900 6.20; light, $5.5006.05; bulk of sales, $6.0006.35. Sheep- Good to choice wethers. $4.0004.75; afir to choice mixed, $3.5004.25; West ern sheep $4.0004.75; native lambs, $3.5006.00; Western lambs. $5.0006.00. St. Louis. Cattle Top Texans, $4.95; natives, top, $6.00. Hogs Top. $6,5712. South Omaha. Cattle, Top, 6.30 Hogs Top. $6.45. St. Joseph. Cattle Top $6.25. Hogs Top, $6.60. HORSES AND MULES. Horses. Drafts, good. $700125; drafts. 1,500 to 1.700 pounds, $1150150; chunks, good to choice, $800120; chunks, common to fair, $40 0 75; driv ers, medium, $45075; drivers good to fancy, $80 up; Southerners, common to fair, $20040; Southerners, good to choice, $450 65; plugs, $5015. Mules. 13V4S 14 hands, fat and broken. $30040: 14014 hands, fat, good hair. $4u045; 1415 hands, fat, $40065; 15015 hands, fat. $70080; 15H016 hands, fat, $SO01OO; 16016 hands, extra fat, $1100120; war mules, $550 60. HAY. Prairie hay, choice, $13; No. 1, $11.50 012.50: No. z. $1C0U; No. 3, $8,500 9.50: No. 4, $70 8. Packing hay $00 7. Timothy, choice, $14014.50; No. 1, $13.500 14: No. 2. $12.50013; No. 3, $9011. Clover, choice. $13; No. 1 $12.50; No. 2. $12. Clover mixed, No. 1, $13.50: No. 2, $12.50 0 13; No. 3, $9.50. Alfalfa, $11,013. Straw, $5.25 5.50. HIDES AND PELTS. Green salted hides. No. 1, 8c; Nos. 1 and 2, all around. 7c; branded, 7c bulls and stags, 7c; green uncured lc per pound less, and part cured c per pound less than cured; branded or baddly grubby kips or glue stock. 4c horse hides, large $3.00. medium $2.50 small $1.2501.50; ponies, $1.001.25; dry flint butcher hides, 16 pounds and up, 14c; under 16 pounds, 11c; dry salt 11c: dry glue, 7c; very badly grubby green or dry hides are classed as glue stock. Sheep pelts, green. 4075c dry flint, 78c per pound. Tallow, No, 1, 6c; No. 2, 4c. MILITARY TRAIN WRECKED. Special With Kecrultit for Philippine J limped the Hwlteh In Chicago. CHICAGO. (Special.) A Rock Isl and special bearing 300 recruits bound for the Philippines from Columbus barracks, Ohio, was partially wrecked in the Twenty-second street yards. Three men were injured as follows: Henrv Lewis, crushed between the cars and internally Injured, taken to hospital; condition serious. C. C. Murphy, thrown from train and foot crushed; continued journey. Lawrence Schaefer, thrown out of window and clothing torn from body; eacaped with slight bruises. The other passengers were merely jolted although a tourist car containing fifty Boldlers lost Its rear truck and was dragged halt a block before the engine stopped, and the car was badly damaged. A sleeper occupied by eight officers and wife of one of them was thrown to an adjacent track but maintained its upright position. After several hours' delay the train was re-made and journey continued. The accident Is said to have been due to the failure of a switch to 'work properly. SEATTLETWASHHSpeclal.) The ghastly trunk of an unidentified man was found in one of the residence districts of Seattle, the evidence tending to show that he had committed Bulclde by placing a Btick of dynamite In his mouth with a fuse attached. He then had lain down on the ground, lighted the fuse and calmly awaited the end. A hole fifteen Inches deep marked the place where his head had rested. Not a vestige of tle head could be found and the trunk presented ,a terrible spectacle.... There Is no ciue to his Identity. ' " 1 Kansas Notes A Atchison is saving about $1,500 month by having a "home talent" revival. A vein of coal twenty Inches thick has been discovered near the surface at Aurora, In Cloud county. Notwithstanding the droaght and th price of fodder and the cinder beetles 308 marriage licenses were Issued ic Reno county last year. Since Iowa has become so conspicu ous in national affairs Iota points out that there is a difference of only on letter in their names. Llndsborg News: This office will get a few more spaces and quads. The editor drew $12 in the Conven tion hall guessing contest. So much of the mail addressed to Marvin postofflce is forwarded to Marion that the only safe way is to address it "Marvin, not Marion." n an effort to flatter the quality of the butter produced by one of his subscribers a Western Kansas Editor guarantees that it "always stands hitched." The Osborne county Fair associa tion has planned a racing circuit to in clude Osborne, Beloit. Cawker City. Stockton, Smith Center and Philips- burg. Fizz waier," also sometimes known to the plain people as "wealthy water," will be the strongest item on the Kan- day banquet menu, except the cigars. Two Leavenworth girls are adver tised to sing before King Edward, but the papers do not say whether they will sing in English or their na tive tongue. The homely philosopher of the Great Bend Tribune has evolved this wlseism, which none can gainsay: "You can't chew soap without spitting bubbles." A thrifty farmer boarded a train at Pratt and after paying $3.25 cash fare jumped from the train and nearly killed himself to get his fifty cent hat, which had blown off. Kinney led all the other counties of the state last year In the production of "tame hay." Several counties produced more hay. but It was wild, and. like Topsy, "just growed." Jewell county is the banner county of Kansas in the production of poultry and eggs, although there may be no connection between this Item and the fact that eggs are now rated as jewels. In the riding and roping contests' which are to be a part of the cattle men s programme in Wichita next month the only competitor barred, according to the bills, is President Roosevelt. The papers are "talking about" a stingy young man In Howard who saves money every year by having a quarrel with his steady girl just before Christmas and effects a reconciliation each spring. John Collin's application for a writ of coram nobis has has been taken under advisement by Judge Hazen. It is so late that the court Is expected to decide the defendant had nobls-ness asking for it. In order to improve the standard of his bees Leander Scott of Windoin has imported a lot of blooded queen bees that cost $3 each. He now ex-r . pects them to "Improve each shining hour." In the last eight weeks a representative of one Kansas City firm has bought 37,287 chickens, turkeys and geese at Downs. The aggregate weight was 205,444 pounds and the cost over $10,000. "Tom" Leftwich, who sold the learned Eagle-Optic a week ago, de- nies the story that he expects to start a paper in Honolulu. He says the cinder beetles are worse in Hawaii than they are in Western Kansas. A man up in Holton, who puis the accent on the first syllable, can't understand what the American government wants to build a lot of canals for, since everybody uses lamps or electric lights. In Emporia the Firemen's brotherhood has sent out Invitations to all members of the grand lodge of Flue-borers In good standing to atiend itt annual ball January 21, which begins at 8 p. ni. and will last until 4 a. m. A woman in Leavenworth who was taught in school that it is bad form to begin a letter with the pronoun "I," always sits and chews the end of her penholder half an hour before she can think of any other word to lead off. Twenty-seven years ago this week ' the thermometer dropped to 40 degrees below zero. Harry Van Trees, afterward police judge of Wichita was then a member of the legislature from Barber county and on bis way overland to Topeka, Van Trees bad both feet frozen off. In Olathe the Herald and Mirror have been fighting to see which could be issued the earlier each week. The day of publication was changed from Friday to Thursday, Wednesday, Tuesday and now they are back just where they started. The Herald -4s going to try the semi-weekly plan now. The Minneapolis Messenger tells of a girl who sent $15.58 to a Chicago house for a sewing machine. After a long wait she received a reply to her letter of Inquiry stating that the firm was bankrupt and that her claim Is No. 13,488. All the merchants in her town have crepe on the door; they are sorry for her. A merchant In Jewell City prepared an advertisement for the Jewell Republican, in which he said: "We are here to share with you in your advor-" sity as well as yo'ur prosperity." It came out in the paper: "We are here to starve with you."

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