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II. 31. 3rCRD0CK, Kditor.
The Southern Kansas annual confer
ence meets at Ilutcliinson tomorrow.
Tippecanoe, the oldest elephant in Fore
naugh's show, dropped dead in Philadel
phia from heart disease yesterday morn
ins. Tippecanoe was 114. years old, but
Dan Eice outlived him.
Texas has a woman 145 years of age
and she admits that she never saw "Wash-
fnrtnn. Now what, by all that is reason
able, is the sense in living to be that old
and not "be able to tell that you knew the
Lrst president of the United btates.
A man has turned up who for several
rears has drunk nothing but cold tea.
the New York Star, at the risk of pro
voking an inquiry into the manner in
which it got the information, declares
that the man is not a United States sena
tor. Ex-Queen Isabella of Spain has the
reputation of being the lest poker player
in Europe, but the people of Missouri
will le sorry to learn she is too proud
and old a lady to think-of accepting the
treasurersliip of any state and at such a
The dissolution of the French cabinet
did not, it seems, created hardly so
much as a ripple of excitement on the
wa of French politic, ierturlable as it
is. They are now discussing the forma
tion of a new ministry with the utmost
complacency. Ta, ta, Orleans! Adieu,
On the oth of next month Senator
Edmunds of Vermont will have served
twenty-four years in the United States
f-enate" without a break. Iirycars of con
tinuous service he is entitled to the sob
riquet' of "the father of the senate."
1 hough in point of age he is the junior of
teveral members of that liody.
Representative Braman, of Lorain
county, has introduced a bill in the Ohio
legislature making it burglary to rob a
lien-houe. This would indicate that the
htandard of the bull dog. which has
hitherto been considered sufficient legis
lation in this direction, has been allowed
to deteriorate in the Buckeye state.
One of the first families of Virginia, a
relative of General Jubal Early, living in
New York, has been sued for breach- of
promise by an octoroon, and she wants
525.000. Here is a chance for thegeneral
to get rid of a few of the objects of his
nntipathy five dollar bills with General
Grant's, portrait on them and do his
relative a good turn.
Boston is complaining alxmt the hand
I .ill nuisance. They litter the streets and
clog the gutters and yet business men
pay minions sums of money for them.
This last fact proves that the money is
not thrown away and that the objection
io hand bills is the whim of a cultured
few. Advertising and the enterprising
spirit of advertising, like Banquo's ghost,
will not down.
- The question of compelling the rail
roads within the city limits to either
place their grades above or below the
Mirface at street crossings sufficiently to
admit of the uninterrupted passage of
vehicles and pedestrians is just now agi
tating Chicago in a lively way. The
Lake City should go to New York and
get a few dots from President Lamont
of the "L"' road who is going to do that
very thing on liis own motion.
"The tariff is all right," says the New
ton Republican, "but. there are other
things that need to be all right, too." That
is true. Congress could well afford to let
the tariff rest until it makes provision for
more money, better pensions and the death
of trusts. Asido from the sugar taxes, the
tariff i not hurting anyboby in particular.
- Emporia Republican.
Just hold to that idea, dear friend, and
jiersuade the party in power to hold to
:.nd act upon it, and you and it
will be knocked out as certain as the
time for anotlior mill comes around, and
with such emphasis that you wont know
v. hat struck you. It is a trite old saw
that none are so blind as those who will
rot see, and it seems to apply "with
1 eculiar force to some people of today.
hince the tirt of January seventy ear
loads of full-fed cattle have been shipped
from the neighborhood of El Dorado, ag
gregating in value about $70,000. Ed
itor Mnrdoek. of the Republican, has liad
talks with the growers. shipjers. feeders,
and bankers, ami is inclined to thbelief
tiiat the growers have done fairly well.
A number of tlieni state that they lrare
leeeived 2o cents a bushel for the corn
v Inch they have fed, lesides afairad
x ance on the price paid for tlie f eeders
last fall. One farmer said that he leal
i 'od 25 cents per bushel for 3.000 bushels
f corn fed. besides $3 Mr liead clear
profit on fifty head of cattle that he held
The custom house statement of the ex
ports of produce and mercltandise from
the port of New York during the past
eek exhibited another increase in the
money value of the entire shipments,
which brought the total up to S7.llt!.i?74.
against 6.872.543 the week before. Cot
ton was again a conspicuous feature, but
the movement of this staple in the ag
gregate did not come up to that reported
n week ago. the clearances to Liverpool
having fallen off considerably. This lat
t r port, however, still led. having taken
W4.55rt. while Antwerp was down for
,1H7j2.,W, Hamburg $123,735. Bremen
.s5.-J7 and Hull $41,500. The close
howed litde ojinnge for the week in
luotattous of cereals and grain products.
Tlie natural gas discovery and develop
ment at Cherryvale. Labette county,
-promises great things for that enterpris
ing young city. The two wells already
m successful flow furnish double the
,uatily of gas that eau be consumed
thereat present, and this fact, together
with tlie cheapness and superior quality
of tlie gas and. the possibility of further
development, unlimited as far as known,
should prove a strong inducement to
manufacturing eaterprii?. For domes
tic uses fuel and light it lias already
proven a bonanza to the citisens of that
place, tlie cost to them being only 75
tents a mouth for each lteater or range.
ami 25 cents per light. With the enter
prise and goaheadativeuesa, ot the citi
zens of Cherryvjtte this invaluable find
will undoubtedly be turned, to good at.-i
couiit in an industrial v a.) .
For the Eagle.
In the galaxy of states you will find no
Thdn our own state of Kansas, "leading all
of them by far,
In the fullness of her prosperity, in the arts
of peace and Avar,
And her future mirrored brightly on the
ages yet afar:
"Wit u Jicr .screams of winding beaaty flow
ing through enchanting vales,
Where her woodlands skirt the waters
shedding beauty thro' the vales,
With her rolling hills and canyons form
ing landscapes truly grand,
And her limitless prairies an unbounded
sea of land.
Laden with the wealth of ages, waiting for
the plowman's share
To upturn its hidden treasures to the sun-f-hine
and the air;
Waiting that the seed be planted, where a
harvest shall spring forth
That will feed the coming thousands from
the east and from the north:
Coming to this land of promise that they
may secure a home.
Coming from the weary winter, t'where
its rigors are unknown.
T'where the yieldings of the summer are
not swallowed up in feed
For the teams which did the tending, leav
ing not a peck for seed.
Where the cattle feed on pasture from the
third until the twelfth,
Leaving but three months of resting to
this source of endless wealth;
Where the plowman turns his furrows
from the first day of the year,
Through all seasons, till December ushers
in its Christmas cheer.
Here a man can le a freeman, and an
owner of the soil.
Sit beneath his "vine and fig tree," and
reap due return for toil.
And the hoardings in the stocking ne'er be
drawn upon to spend
All the savings in endeavor to that an end
shall meet an end.
We invite the honest toiler to the garden
spot of earth,
And extend the hand of welcome to these
men of sterling worth.
For we need them "in our business," in
the schools and in the church,
And we need a few for office that can keep
themselves from smirch.
Stay not on the sterile hillside pulling
roots and picking stones;
Seek this land of milk and honey, leave
the hillside to the drone.
We have loom for brawn and brain, and
for energy galore,
And tho' thousands now are coming there
is room for thousands more.
E. P. Foiu.
AN ESTIMATE OP WICHITA.
Last Sunday's issue of tho St. Louis
Globe-Democrat contained the expressed
opinions of a number of leading men
toucliing times in the west. Mr. William
Barthold, in speaking of Western cities,
Wichita, in ten years, will be a larg
er city than Kansas City now is or
ever will be. The opening of Okla
homa and other causes, such as new
railroads through Kansas, the Indian
territory and other parts of the west
all entering Wichita and the growth
in population of environing districts.
will make Wichita a greater city titan
Kansas City. The latter place is too
near St. Louis ever to he a really great
city, and then its location is bad.
Talk as you may, a great city must
have ample water supply, as no large
city was ever completely ''inland."
Wicliita real estate is selling at low
prices, but a few years will see the
city in an extremely prosperous con
3Iiss Mildred Fuller, the fourth
daughter of Chief Justice Fuller, is nine
teen years of age, handsome and talent
ed. She writes poetry and has composed
an opera. Poor girl.
Senator Blair threatens that if con
gress doe not pass his educational bill
he will take revenge by leaving the Re
publican party. The Republican party
sure to beat the bill. It has some
other burdens, but its load will be lighter
when it has no longer to carry Blair.
There is not a Jones and only one
Brown in congress. But there, are three
Smiths, three Stewarts, three Turners,
four Wilsons and four Taylors. Taking
this as a standard from which to judge,
it would appear that those of English ex
traction were in the majority in congress.
This last winter is nothing compared
to others, in this country, so far as the
closeness of money is concerned. Some
one rememliers. but not correctly, that
the winter of 105 was in all resists like
the one just ended. Numismatists tell
us that the dollar of 1S01 is the rarest
It is proposed to erect a duplicate, at
Chicago. - of Pueblo's mineral jmlace
against tlve time of liolding the-world's
fair. Tlie mineral city is flattered, of
course, by the proposition, ami claims in
advance that it will be tle most attractive
staie buikiiuc there. Fact is. there can
W but little originality in tlie matter of
structures either in material or design:
loth liave been about exhausted bv the
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of designers of the country,
The cattlemen in convention at Fort
Worih last week were very positive that
freight rates are the principal causes of
tlie depression in tlie business of tlie pro
ducers of all kinds of raw material.'1
' Tliat freight rates are out of proportion
to present price for farm products in
the sliape of raw material no one will
deny: lait tlie "emergency rate" expedi
ent that was tried recently and failed.
rety effectually explodes tlie idea that
market prices to the producer are affect
ed hi the least by the lowering of rates.
It is tlie province of t negate board of
agriculture W collect data as to yields, j
conditions, etc.. of fturm crops and live ;
stock, but when the secretary esear to I
'' ot io
irr iato the uurelv and strietlv nrivate i
anairv; of the farmer a a bosineBB man j
by calling oh him for information as to j
rite cost of liis productions, it occurs to '
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are retlCetre aOOUt
mnn mrormanon coneermnjc tne area
of land euKrvalea ami yJd per acre
which information i proper to he im-
parted and ooHected their idea being
that to give such data works to their
dHruBeirt. In this they are in errot : bt
they may well eiiierwin such appreoen- J tended kegping? oot of in hfat oVer Mex
skm of this last irchenit-. As well ask the j lean ores, bat the fact that the paper
manufacturer what it ousts him to pro- j which are in favor of admitting them
duce h ware, or the merchant what his I fn y aor Pn'. CaafteW for
stock in trade costF hhn. T!cre is no
businestj and lets reason in this last re-
q'W f Mr. Mohl-r"-. and in theEioLF -opm
ifn iht- t.irnnr i!l be juMed in
iwithh -i'Lui., oi- uiiormuUOu.
Behold how great a matter a little fire
kindleth. A short time ago the Penny
Pres of Kansas City discovered wliat is
alleged to be a gross mismanagement of
j the city prison. An investigation follow
ed and it developed a scandalous state of
affairs. The trouble seems to have been
that the criminal clas has outgrown the
capacity of the city to take care of hu
manely with its present facilities. The
outcome will probably be the building of
a new prison with largely increased ca
pacity and facilities for entertaining its
occupants more in accord with the hu
manitarian notions of the times.
The grain gamblers in Chicago have a
valuable friend to their business in the
governor of Nebraska. The first named
having absorbed all the benefit resulting
from the recent 10 per cent reduction hi
freight rates, the governor makes de
mand upon the railroads for another 10
per cent cut. The governor may be tak
ing advantage of the present condition of
affairs to squeeze freight rates down on
general principles, upon the idea that
they are too high, but the farmers will
not realize any benefit for some time,
even if he succeeds. His efforts have a
plausible cast, nevertheless.
Three car loads of dressed beef from
Manitoba have arrived at St. John, N. B.
It is the beginning of what the Canadi
ans expect will be a large trade, "prac
tically driving American beef out of the
market."' Well, well, is not beef from
Manitoba American beef, pray? Some
of the Canadians are as jubilant over this
prospect, of diminishing the trade of the
United States as if they lived on the oth
er side of the ocean. By their own con
fession all there is of America is the
United States. But the wily Canucks
aver that they desire to become part and
parcel of us for nolicv's sake. Thev are
welcome to all they can make off the
estates and tne tail goes witn tne niue,
The Wichita EAGLE office will publish
the state immigration bureau's book.
The above "was published a day before
the printing was to have been let. This
ought to be investigated. Salina Repub
lican. The Eagle is not prepared to say
whether the Republican's assertion is
true or not; but it is prepared to say that
the matter of awarding the contract for
the Avork named was done strictly in ac
cordance with the bureau's published an
nouncement. If there was any disap
pointment in any quarter it was on ac
count of a misapprehension on the part
of the disappointed and not anybody's
fault. This much to correct the errone
ous impression the Republican's squib is'
calculated to create.
The present Tory parliament in Great
Britain has three years to ran yet. Glad
stone's followers look forward to his
leadership through these three years
more of opposition. Then, after a hot
struggle, they expect to defeat the Con
servatives and themselves come into
power again. All tlirough the three
years of opposition, and through the
stormy parliamentary election, the Lib
erals expect Gladstone to lead them still,
although he is now in his Slst year. In
the fourth year, after the victory is won
and Irish home rule gained, Gladstone is
to be allowed to retire to private life, if
he still lives, and some other English
man will step into the G. O. 31. "s shoes.
But who can fill them?
Those persons who are banking on the
supposition that this year's ciops are
likely to be short in consequence of the
prevailing low prices of last year's prod
uct don't know what sort of stuff Kansas
farmers are made of. True, the farmers
have been disappointed at the low- prices
they have and are receiving for what
they have to sell, but they are not so
simple as not to know that the man who
lias something to sell is in infinitely bet
ter fix. even if the price is low, than the
man Avho has nothing. Oh. no: the
farmers of Kansas, instead of abating,
will go into the spring campaign with
renewed and redoubled energy, and
using the experience of the past particu
larly the last season as a sort of spring
board, they will succeed in thrusting
themselves well forward in the way of
Secret executions, after the manner of
the Venetian Council of Ten. were aston
ishingly defended last Tuesday by several
members of the assembly of the New
York city legislature of sufficient ex
erieiiee to have acquired more wisdom.
The plea that the admission of press rep
resentatives to witness the moat solemn
and impressive function of the law pro
motes sensationalism is erroneous. We
agree with tlie New York Star tlmt the
attempt to defeat the publication of
proper accounts can only result in tlie
circulation of inaccurate and demoraliz
ing stories. The matter touches not only
the lilwty of the press, but the welfare
of tlie community, through the deterrent
effect of punishment. Sensationalism is
to be deprecated, but decorous publicity
.Vmencan Jaw should never
work in the (lark CXLep. in tlie pursuit
of undetected crime.
Tlie. Globe-Democrat is regarded by
many as the .great and infallible oracle '
of the Rejwbljcan jwrty and it must be j
allowed that its partisan creed is about J
orthodox, with slight variations. It is !
noticed of late, however, that it has
modified its views somewhat on some of
the more prominent and pressing ques
tions of the hour. For instance, it ad- j
moniobe the ways and means committee ;
j of the house to form tlie pending tariff
measure more with a view to conserving
tlie interests of the. agricultural corn-
mlmjty of the west more than has been
done heretofore: the thins die Eaguc
has been labonns for for several month; j
f,- the iiii nf wWr-I. nm ir Uwal- !
tm- the rtom of whtrli vo, sunm-
iM imiiiHi-n nm) oHitru- nt filu.
party. The Eagle is pleaded to state
that then? " evidences that the party in
Iww. now toai re is m position to oo so
vt Kimut - ur muurauir. vt ui ixfnurui
Jt- i r 1 wJ. t r ..wl
rfrwni tka triit lav. in uvmnhnru
reform je tarui aw in
wkh the needo and demands
times ami upon the principle of the
greatest good so the greatest number,
On tiSaTHite of Contrariety.
From Uw K. C. sr
Sv-J finW- nt lk Trrrr "V.io arc It in.
cliaacrllor of the university ati-4w him
that they ought not to be allowed to
; f-om into th country withooT !-uij;
laM Tl.'r- n! pm-. - that a vr;.
bright man a'II o .. Tliy md u
Hi. t"bh tUiD.
rr wootj work.
The press of the country has pretty
generally adverted to the scheme propos
ed by Senator Stanford, wherein he essays
to afford a means of relief to the land
owners of the country at the govern
ments expense, but it has been treated
more as a joke tlian otherwise. This
scheme, in general, is for the govern
ment to issue legal tender currency upon
real estate mortgages. The senator does
not explain in any detail or with any ex
plicitness how he would operate the
scheme. And upon the method of oper
ation a good deal would depend.
One way would be to take a mortgage
and issue the tempting and convenient
legal tender to every land owner, great
or small, who should apply. In that
event nearly everybody would apply.
The poor farmer, struggling under a
mortgage, with an interest exaction of G
to 10 or 12 per cent, would seek to replace
it with the government instrument at 1
to 2. The agriculturist, just out of debt,
would go up with his mortgage to get
legal tender for improvements, for stock,
for carnages, for household furniture or
for a European tour. The land owner of
a money making turn would present liis
securities to get the legal tenders to re
loan at a higher rate or to speculate with
in other ways.
Hence, money would become wonder
fully and delightfully plenty. Prices
would go up. Business would be stim
ulated. Trade would expand. Buildings
Avould be constructed in vast numbers in
the cities and towns and villages and
farms. Every bod' would flourish. The
people would all have diamonds. But
might not the thing in time be overdone?
flight not the common condition ad
vance from delightful exhileration to
dangerous intoxication? And might not
that culminate in disastrous and dis-
I agreeable collapse
It is stated that fine board with an
elegant suite of rooms and the constant
attendance of a retinue of servants can
be secured in the Sandwich Islands for
forty-five cents a week. But it is added
as a corrallary to this that it is next to
impossible to earn forty-five cents a
week in the Sandwich Islands. Money
was perhaps never so plenty anywhere
else in the world as in the Southern Con
federacy during the winter of 1804-5.
Every little darkey had his pockets full
of twenty and one hundred dollar bills.
But then no ordinary amount of the
money would buy anything. It was
hard for anyone to get money enough to
pay a week's board.
So it seems that tho cheapness of prices
and the plentitude of money may go to
inconvenient excesses. So might wq not
get into trouble with Mr. Stanford's land
mortgage scheme, operated on the serve
all who apply basis? All other classes
would become indebted to the land own
ers. Real estate mortgages would be
come the sole basis of the country's cur
rency, swollen to an immense volume.
Real estate would become the foimdation
of everything. And might not it give
way? Might not its value break? With
the breaking of the foundation the whole
gorgeous superstructure would come
down in a hopeless ruin.
Another method of operating the saga
cious Californian's scheme would be for
the government to limit the amount of
legal tender to be issued. This would
probably be the one adopted. Then the
government would control the amount of
currency. It could stimulate and depress
business at will. It could expand and
contract values at its discretion. It could
at its caprice send prices dancing in the
air or strike them to the ground. Is not
this almost too much of a power to give
any government? What the country
nedds is a financial system that will leave
the volume of currency, and thus the
nation's business, to the operation and
control of the natural laws.
FUN EVEN IN A CENSUS.
"The funniest thing that has turned
up thus far in connection with the
preparation for ,the tenth census,' said
3Ir. Kina, of the census bureau, to a
asiungton btar reporter, "lias come i
about through the sending of what
might be called miniature registers of
births and deaths to colored clergymen
all over the south, with requests that
the little scheduled blank books should
be tilled hi with memoranda concerning
all the blacks in their parishes who
chanced to be born or die during the
census year. You see. from that part of
the country it ii very difficult to obtain
accurate contributions to our vital
statistics regarding the negroes infor
mation, that is to say, as to the ages at
which they die, the diseases to which
they succumb, and all such things from
which we derive valuable knowledge as
to the relations between disease and
race, longevity and occupation, and so
on. Down there many colored infants
are born without any such attendant
formalities a registration, and many
colored jieople die without medical at
tendance or legal cognizance of the fact.
So we thought it a good idea to ask
these parens, who are always men of
large influence among their eople, to put
down in the blank looks we sent tliem
memoranda upon such matters in their
"A novel idee."
'Quite so. Also agood one, we thought
l "" "nineanwe result oi iu,appm-a-
w cle en whom we addressed
th&t we wt,re- merPr asking a service
whk-h would he entirely voluntary on
their part and that we houkl be verv
glad if tliey would assist u in our efforts
to make the census ae accurate as jxwni
ble. About three weeks ao answers be
gan to pour into tlie othce here, and some
of them are remarkably comic As a
rule the reply sent us is something like
" -Dear sir I accept yotir appointment
ami would lik to know when Uie appro
priar; for my work will be sent me.
Also please inform me as to how manv
I assistant I liad better engage. Yours !
But the quaintest answer of all." said j
x ";-,.; i..-i. , 1 ..
we oc from a reverend gentleman whoe !
postufhee address is Skunk Hollow. Mis..
and who remarked that tlie chief ques
tion in his resnon was what should b
done with the white folks, awl not a all
as to the nx.u4M and uroraeation of
A New Selirotui Hntarprtee.
From UN- XI Dorado Warn-.
We learn from retiahie source that a
company ie utfz formed for the pm-po
J east railroad. This project i a eood our
j and modi needed. It will not onry reach
th- col bed of potftbe-s Kajs and Ia-
dian T"mUtrx awl the cheap Inmlr
-intrv. t.ut wiii bake direct onntim
x h iht-p v .iter market. Such l- a
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...'. "..m ;-p;- -irerAM frtr-.1-1
-:.i'4 dliu il." fitciKi the ..' I i-L'-i. I
Pittsburgh new electric railway will be
in operation shortly. Work begins April
The students, of the Haskell, institute I
nave beans three times a any. -o wouuur
they develop warlike natures.
Abilene's gas well hole is down 1,300 feet,
and is still again'. If there are any latent
treasures under Abilene she is determined
to know it.
Alma will sink another shaft immedi
ately to the twentv-two inch vein of an
thracite coal. This discovery is in a new
line in Kansas.
W.D. Howells. in bis latest novel, a
"Hazard of New Fortunes," makes one of
his characters sav: "The advertising de-
Eartment is the Heart and soul of every
The egg industry must be protected. A
Parsons attorney has just won a case,
which has been pending m the courts for
some months over a flgnting rooster. He
gets a judgment in favor of his client for
250 and costs.
When the Kansas Missouri river towns
have a superfluity of tramps tbey trans
port them to the opposite side. It is said
that the tramps consider this great punish
ment as they know on which side of the
river their bread is buttered.
The Kansas Druggists' association will
hold its first state convention in Topeka,
commencing May 2. The Kansas druggist
has become ji well known character all
over the United States, especially in the I
iunny papers tnat poKe iun at- promuiuuu.
The bitterness resulting from the Cath
olic riot at Axtell still exl.ts to a consider
able extent. The local paper is carrying
on a warfare against the pope. Some one
should notify his papal highness. He
probably doesn't know anything about it.
The citizens of Dickinson county show
siens of diminishing the county officers'
salary, notwithstanding that recently such
a curtailment was consummated. In several
other counties in Kansas the salary of ofli
cers is liable to be reduced to mere glory
"There is no such thing," says Nfoble
Prentis, "as a Kansas dialect." But he
entirely forgets the Kansas boomer. He
is, if anything, original, and those selec
tions of the language through the agency
of which he depicts the beauties of his
state, while Johnsonian, are not Queen's
Burns boasts of having the champion
cracker eater of the United States. Ho
offers to eat a twenty-one pound box of
soda crackers in ten hours. Some day this
wag will swallow some water by mistake
and swell up and die. A man who can eat
that many crackers at one time isn't long
for this mundane sphere.
Christ hosDital, at Topeka, has received
$250 for an endowment of a child's cot, the
first installment of an intended endow
ment of 3,000 by Mrs. Nathanalie A. Bay
lie, of Now York city, in memory of a de
ceased doughter. Miss Baylie was a friend
of the late Bishop Vail and gave him much
generous aid in his work in this suite.
The other day C. H. Lebold of Abilene
resigned the following positions: Tho
muyorjlty of the city, the presidency of
tho Dickinson county immigration society,
the presidency of the Abilene Gas com
pany, the presidency of tho Abilene Im
provement company'and the suporinten
dency of the Lutheran Sunday school.
It is not usual that Kansas or Kansaus
are over zealous readers of matrimonial
papers, or look upon them in any light
other than as a curiosity. But when con
tracts through such agencies are made,
nothing that would deprive them of a ro
mantic tinge is omitted. Kansas lives
more romances than any other state in thu
union. The latest story is to the effect
that through advertising in a matrimonial
paper in Chicago Mrs. Connor, a widow at
Zanesville, O., became engaged to A. S.
Kenoyer, postmaster at Paxico. He sent
her money and she came alone to Topeka,
where thev met and married and went to
Paxico to "live. They recognized each other
by an agreement that she should wear a
blue ribbon around her neck and that he
should wear a red necktie.
Two Kansas gentlemen hitherto not
mentioned much, are at present being
clone biographically by the papers. 13. II.
Clover, president of the Farmers' Alliance,
is one of these and the other the Rev. In
nocent Wolf, abbot of St. Benedict's abbey
at Atchison. The latter gentleman is
now the highest officer of the St. Benedic
tine order in America, being its acting
president. The president of the order re
ceutlv resigned on account of ill health,
and his duties were assigned tc Kev. oil,
who will probably remain m the position
until the meeting of the next chapter or
conference. His orders came direct from
the pope, at Rome, Mild his new duties
keej) hiin away from home a large portion
of the time. Although a resident of Atch
ison for many years, lie knows only a small
proportion of its people, as he is seldom
seen upon the streets.
St. Mary's college, St. Marys, Kan.,
claims to be the oldest institution of learn
ing in Kansas, and. indeed, west of St.
Louis and the Mississippi. It was com
menced on its present site in 1MM; liefore
Kansas Citv was laid out or California
settled, seven years before Kansas was pro
claimed a territory hy ue UUioi uougia..
In fact. its origin is traced ten years earlier,
to Pottawatomie creek oOhe Migar creek,
the first settled home of that tribe in Kan
sas, about fiftoen miles from the !order
and eixty miles south of Westport, where
two Jesuit fathers, the Revs. Christian
Hoerken and Felix Verredyt, with three
lay brothers and four religious brothers of
the Sacred Heart opened school on the
Pottawatomie minion. There rented the
cradle of civilization in Kansas: aud while
its fertile valleys were known only to the
fur-trading caravans of th Sana Fe that
modest home of education exerted a Christ
ian influence on all the neighboring trihe.
and the priests sallied out to visit the near
est white settlements, at Westport. lnde
pendeuce. Deep Water, Fort .scott and
Fort 1-eaven worth. These "schools where
the children sat on log, aud ciphered ou
slates picked up on the ide of tlie hill gave
birth to th" modern college of St. Mao-'s,
with its piles of stone aud brick buildings
extending back in long perspective or acut-U-red
anmnd liehiiMl tb avenues and
walks aud hedge that skirt the Union Pa
Hennessey had a small fire Thursday
A town company has been orgaaiaed at
Frisco tlri week begin to receive its
mail by the Hock Islnd nxtta.
To the casual observer Oklahoma baa
had not lee than nix arbor dajs alwwdy.
The Oklahoma City Times is fibtio
Armour meet tor the protection of local
A Guthrie man wa hurt tha other een
ine while firing anvils in celefacatioa of th
bill passing the boaw.
A large coal deposit ha& foeea discovered
at Berwyn. Shafts will ha sank and
worked on a large scale.
Guthrie has disposed of one ear lead of
cotton seed and the second car load ha ar
rived aad will be distributed.
Not lean than SO.CO0 cattle mre new betas;
corn fed within a radio of fifty mik of
Oklahoma eh jr. the Time says.
Stillwater beinK only fowr mite from
the line io oat ami) y badMBrt9r for the
strip booHSMS, the Staadatd aefc.
Tallttaaa fe Tesapemta. It- ceweil ha
phut off even Jamaica ginger and all rx
tract ad bitter with tiage of alcoboL
CJuile a Buaaber oC Shavwe, Ptottawat
tonue and Kiekapoo Indians roes berr to
do their porthaaiiur. mj the Norman
The Catbolire of Guthrie aw poFpmrttn?
rand relebratioa to Im jtiTOt April '- '
which eroy nation on the eank will l
Kjn&dwgfa to ha bm Imimtm, and roov
teMtifal private mMmn fa tb trn
tory. ! ( b. to be completed fey OWabwm
You etui t :. a .ir -so haa hem i th
crip by txn- rejji - ht rjm mmwA hf
the wind msA ujLib pratrfe . sajt
lb Ark-ms-a Vtr TrarrW'.
pnr frm tb- fmm fi j - ri
.- tuit anittoiaj; i hmf the O.- i
We are Selling the best Kid Gloves Made.
Centimerri & Co. Kid Gloves. Only agents -west of Chicago. Perfect flt-tin-.
Exqnisite finish. All the new shades and hlack. You will purchaso no
othor after -wearing a Ccntemerri glove.
We place on sale a fnll line1 of colors in tlie celebrated brand of Biarritr
French Kid Gloves. No buttons or hooks. Just the thing for street wear or
TOPSY, T0PSY. TOPSY.
Topsv Brand of Fast BlaeTc Hosiery. Absolutely fast black. One pair
and a Card of Darning Yarn for
Also ftrtl line
3oys and Girls Star Waists,
Priestly's Black Goods.
Black Silk Wrap Henriettas, pnre black, perfect flbre and texture. We are
showing all tho new weaves. .The most superb wearing fabric manufac
tured. Examine these before purchasing.
Pou d' Soie, Pailles
homa boomers tell tho strippers to keep
back and wait until tho time comes. Thu
Oklahomaite is not always consistent.
During the strip invasion a booraer in
jumping from the train at Willow Springs
Saturday hroke his leg. Fortunately a
physician wn among the boomers and re
duced the facture.
It is reported thRt a woman with twin
babies in a market haskot has invaded the
strip, ifa-es was found in a wicker basket
and it may turn out that some day on of
these little babies will he governor of Okla
homa. Such tilings have happened.
Edmond wants a United States commis
sioner appointed for that point, a new
depot ami several things. A town that
knows its wants and goes to work to have
them supplied, like an inquisitive boy,
generally amounts to somethmgin the end.
A word from the Edmond Sun: "Tho
development in this section ha-, been won
derful and still continues. The settlers
generally aro fixing up their claims in a
maimer " which clearly denotes a firm de
termination to make this what it is des
tined to be the grandest country extant.'
During tho recent strip invasion several
novel scenes were beheld. Une group is
described. It consisted of an old man
with a coil of rope extending over his
shoulder. Attached to the rojw was a cow
and behind the cow walked a woman.
Every time the cow hesitated tho woman
would twist the animal's tail.
HISTORY OF PROHIBITION.
In a recent issue the Chicago Tribune
compiles the history of nrohibition, and
presents an array of statement which
to say the least make interesting reading.
For tho information the readers of tlie
Eagle we give tho Tribune article in
Illinois onacted prohibition in 18o.j, but
repudiated at tlie polls in the same year.
New York passed tlie law in 1854,
tried it for two years ami gave it up as a
-las;achusett6 tneu promoinon tor 111-
t vears aml repealed it as vain and
An effort to restore prohibition in
Massachusetts wa oted down by an
overwhelming majority April S2, 18o.
Atlanta tried the law for one year and
repudiated it by an overwhelming ma
jority in Xovemler, 1SS7. The injury
to the city was incalculable.
Connecticut enacted the law in 1854,,
tried in vain to enforce it for eighteen
vear, and then finally reiealed it forever
Ohio enacted prohibition 1S55. and af
ter a few months of bitter experience, re
Maryland passed a prohibitory law in
lK."t. "The results were so disastrous.
both to material and moral welfare, thai
after a few month a trial it was repealed,
and the lesson was so severe that tlie
question has never been raised again in
New Ilamjiahire tried prohibition for
thirty-four years. April 12. 1W, an ef
fort was made to incorporate H into her
constitution. Th w voted down by
an enormous majority, only two cotmtiea
in tlie htate giving a majority in favor of
Delaware tried it m 185. and after two
years found that it so affected the wel
fare of the state thai it wna repealed in
Tlie Independent Anti-Prohibition Ke
pubtkans and Democrats of Iowa are
united for the purpose of orerthrowing
The law was twice passed in Wisconsin
and twice vetoed by the gnvernor. with
the unanimous support of the people.
Since tlten the stale has been untroubled
Rhode Island enacted prohibition in
1353. and after ten years triad repudiated
the hw in 1S6S. She again enacted it
two years ago by incorporating it in the
c-onwitution, and after two years' trial on
Wednesday. June 19. 1480, voted hy a
vote of nearly two to one to take the
amendment oat of the ooosUtution, be
cause its enforcement wa a failure and
an injury U the state. Under proLaauon
White House of Innis & Ross.
j KST PSKFSOT RSASS.
lusspenor sr.. yttrr ,n tar Jn of been for roon than a qavtst
fa eatery. It m xmvl hjtb ! m-H m Ctorrmei. ZUtfl
by hfid of Oh Qr.at I atmiU MntRtw Jarwt
tsdfwr HUafBL Dr. Pwrt Otmsi IU&c ?vr &e
neteontMn Anwsjwrts, Ubmct Atm, aoMoafy la
PBICS BAKIMQ POVrDZR (XX
Kerw Yorfc. Cfticago. St. Ixwts.
of Onyx Black:.
these Gooda now. Foil line of all size?
Surahs and Gro Grains.
in Dry Goods.
tltat state had one liquor seller for every
Michigan passed the law in 1858 and
kept it for twenty-two years, when find
ing tlie futility of attempting; to enforce
prohibitory measures, she abandoned lV
m 1S75. Tlie fanatics tried to saddle tlie
law upon her again last year, but her
people would not liave it and over-
whelmed it at the poll.
Indiana aud Nebraska in 1875 passed)
proliibitory measures, but neither of?
them kept prohibition upon their statute
Dooks lor any length of time. India
voted on the question in 1883. and th
amendmeot was defeated by the bigges
majority cast in that state for twent
Texas cast a majority of 93,000 aenins
the effort to force a prohibitory amend
meni mto ner constitution.
An effort was made to force tho law o:
Tennessee in 1887. Tho teoile after
thorough discussion resolved not to pui
il jiiw ineu cunsuiiuiou.
Oregon submitted tlio amendment t
1887. Tlie amendment was buried undeij
an avalanche of votes.
In November, 1888. West Virgiui.r'
voted on prohibition. The question wat
thoroughly discussed, investigations nto
tho working of the law in other stataa
were made, and tlie amendment wse de
feated by a vote of three to one.
Canada has tried prohibition. Tho law
was asticd, and on a reconsideration of
tlie question April 8, 1881). the votern
slaughtered prohibition from Lake Erir
to tlie Bay of Fundar. Every city and
town in Canada which voted" that day
In Iowa in 1880 there were 8.084 go"
eminent licenses waned for the sale of
liquor. In 1880, under prohihitioa the
number liad increased to 4,08 an in
crease of 9W. it is not within the limit
of reason thai any man would pay for a
license unless he meant to nee it. 1
For the year ending April 30. 1861, !-
fore prohibition, 1,H4 government
licenses were iwned toeil liquor in Kan
sas. In tlie year ending April 30, 187.
after Ave years itf prohibikMi), i.Wl
licenses were issned; in tber word,,
there were 48 iier cent mor places w!l-
ingliquor in the year ending .April
1887, under prohibition, than in the year
ending April , J8H1, before the emvf--ment
of the law. There had simplv'
been a change of name from "saloon ux,
Maine has more liquor sellers in prr,
portion to population than my license
A. Simple Remedy.
When children rob the sugar aawj,
A simple wav to call a halt
And Iking them uuder jour eoasvci
Is to always keep It nltod with salt,
Btfr Wheat Prospects.
The Kansas Farmer has reporto from
all the counties in Kansas np to ilarrh
1, a to acreage and conditmo of the
wheat crop. Thw is as increased acre
age in etory county except Brown, I)on
jphan. Woodson. Mead and Nemeha.
The increase in other cnuntMw i
from 3 to 80 pr oent., and in some of
the western counties is five times that
ot last year. The only wheat reported
killed was in spots to the bottoms, and
small damage by the Hessian fly. Tb
prospect ta unusually JavotaMe.
answer correspondents. Live stock is re
ported in splendid condition, except iu
counties where the hog cholera hsa been
had, but tna prospert fa better. Farm
horses and stock generally is ta heeler
contfioott man ever.
"Ton ih isn't rtmmiw amy as bs.ra
yon," ftofci ta Med ski gWsaa S sm 4f
sis employe f
H th man ta atpissV tfcs
dr"4'j in t ritar Washlnften Pest.