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Pc tmiclxita JPailij agTc: McdncstlaijXormiT gqjriT 1890.
?r. m. m itnoric, rditor.
There is talk of ex-Governor Harvev.
vho 1ms moved back from Virginia to
Jiis old homestead in Riley couniy, again
entering Kansas politics.
In March $3.G00.000 in standard silver
dollars was coined. Twelve years ago
the amount coined in any month -would
seldom go above $2,300,000.
Andrew Carnegie is developing into
Cjuite an educational philanthropist: he
lias just given the Authors' Club of Kew
York 10,000 to be used in the encourage
ment of literature.
The heaviest gun in the world has just
lioen finished by Krupp for the Russian
government. It weighs 1!5." tons, is 40
icefc long and is 01 feet in diameter at the
idest part, it will have a range of 11
The London Telegraph tells of the
formation of an Elsmere colony by a
l umber of the deciles of Um novelist of
that name. This means that the world
i- to suffer more of these religious novels
;.bouL tins novel religion.
The leader of the Kingman crusaders
vas "Mrs. Gillette, wife of State Senator
Gillette. State Journal.
Tliat Is not true. Mrs. Senator Gillette
as not only not a leader, but had noth
iig to do with the eruade.
Following such "blows"' as that of yos
"ticday, nearly always are accounts of
of disastrous storms and twisters in
ther states. Kansas may have some
Ti-awbacks, but cyclones, tornadoes and
twisters are not among them.
A Chicago millionaire lias committed
filicide. Being a keen perspicuous in
inidual le probably foresaw the tips
i nd downs, switchings and stoppings of
td- world's fair idea before its final con
tamination ib to be reached.
""aris is afraid of being overrun -with
Germans. There are now 30,220 Ger
l lans in Paris and 35.718 in the depart
3 lent of the Seine. "Paris does not, how
t er, enteilain similar fears in regard to
1 ue American, not as long as the silver
t ollar accompanies him.
Major Hudson of the Topeka Capital
fi'l Colonel Murdock of the Wichita
1 CLE will both break into the tariff le
i nn camp if they are not closely watched.
Kansas City .Star.
uite likely, but neither will ever lc
j.ui!ty of advocating high license for one
t fate and prohibition for another and
S oe trade for both.
The American Economist, of New York
i tv, the great protection organ, prints
t . Wood Dmis" Forum iaper, with
ttrong commendation, advising "readers
1 :nd the thinkers who wish to know
' i lie truth and avoid error, as all who
' ilure the public good, and would pre-
ent harm, to read the essay."'
"The-two most notable facts of ouri
ii-Usan politics of the present day."
s- ivs Judge Tonrgee, "are the nervy, sa
. ickmis boldness of the Democrats, and
fie curious, sentimental hesitancy of the
J Vpubhcans."' And the facts are ren-
i red all the more notable by the effects
mown by recent election returns. True,
3 jty 'tis.
The senators and congressmen from
3 w a take issue with Mr. Clarkson, and
v that prohibition in that state will not
1 repealed. They can get along without
t i- saloon they say, and the people of
5 a would be cowards to yield to this
i ' tiiior now. Nevertheless it appears
that the A. P. 31. G. lias the crowd at
I ome on his side.
The Huguenot society of Charleston.
J. l '.. will celebrate Saturday as an anni-
rary day and have invited Hon. T. F.
Lnard. of Delaware, to address them.
I' is needless to say that the event will
1 intensely partisan to the politics of
t iat section, nor yet to state that the
3 'i 1 aware staienian will make the most
(litm serving the Bayard interest.
If any people have been trying t .intake
1 'inselve Iielieve that Wichita is not
1 n.ocratie. the recent theft of a ballot
J ' should rvetK put an end to all mis
tv nigs. Newton Republican.
K wept that there has been no ballot
1 i theft here, and that Wichita is not
lh'iiiocratic on a strict parly test, the
foregoing imputation may have n sus
picion of a shadow of a probability.
I'v the premature explosion of a fog
F mial at the famous Bill Rock lighthouse,
o ! the east coat of Scotland. Saturday
J ii;hl. tlie dome was shattered and the
3 i'.t extinguished for the first time since
the lighthouse was built, in 1811. This
j jilmost equal in length to the ancient
k i red tires of the Aztecs, which were
j ( r allowed to burn out.
i'he recent action of the Iowa Republi
c ms on the question of prohibition seems
; i have given the Wichita Eagle its see
v wind on the subject. Atchison Chaui-
: fowever that may be. it has very
t ..rly and completely knocked the
:nl out of the anti-Itesubniissionists.
rl In ware as thoroughly ouervated as
1. 1. ling Aossel in a dead calm over the oc
t ' i rence mentioned.
The: Womaus World in an editorial
. nring female suffrage uttewers iteowu
j ; ument by the incorporation of the
fallowing declaration in the body of ite
There mut always he a certain division
i !.Wir between the sexe. The physical
i institution of a woman fit her to per
1 m certain duties on which the welfare
t . society in a hicb degree depend. The
i ' steal condition of a" mn fit, hint for
. i iaio duties, one of which is that of ex
.eneral Alger tried to induce a night
t ' rk in a Milwaukee hotel to cash his
c -vk for $100, but the latter hauKhtUy
i' farmed hint that though he were the
iniab of Irrawaddy his check would
i 1 e honored. There has been trouble
t ' (lie part of a few too locate the aris
f nicy of this country, and taking all
i (HMuts of qualifications of the differ
l it aspirants into consideration, the be
i u which has ite existence behind a
t "inter and under a hirsute parting who
t';s your pen to the ink for you and ex
i is supreme authority over die elevator
and bellboy, seetna to boor, in thig re-j
iipect,-the palm alone.
From the Kansas City Gazette.
About three times a week the "Wichita
Eagle gives an illustrated article show
ing some industry at that point, and a
double-leaded editorial whooping it up
for "Wichita in general. They are getting
ready for a boom down there. The Ga
zette should work a few lines in tills
manner for Kansas City, Kansas. The
State Immigration Bureau would dis
tribute them for us.
There are a number of irresponsible
tools of metropolitan dalies quartered in
Wichita who are forever libelling this
city or this valley or some person for the
sake of a dollar or two which they re
ceive form the paper to whom their
"special' is transmitted. Many of these
'specials'' are beneath character, all of
them sensational and nine out of ten of
them lies, simple and bare-faced. The
Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City
papers are all the victims of their tools.
The "distructive storms" the ''blizzards.'
the ''murders,"' the "starvation" and the
"destitution" and "mob" specials sent to
these papers tmder Wichita dates are all
sensational lies witiiout any foundation
whatever in truth. Sunday's Globe-
Democrat contains a special from Wich
ita about a whi&ky raid or something of
that sort which occurred in Kingman in
which the name of the wife of Senator
Frank E. GiMett is made to figure. Like
nine out of ten of these "specials" that
was a lie also, tliere being hardly a word
of truth in the whole matter, but a
flagrant lie as to Senator Gillett's wife,
who is a retiring lady and who had
nothing to with the to-called whisky
The eight-hour movement, announced
a year ago to be put into effect May 1 .
proximo, seems to be anticipating that
date, from the dispatches from many
sections and localities. Whether the
proposed change is effected peaceably or
attempted to by enforced by arbitrary
action, it will undoubtedly work a hard
ship on many, employes as well as em
ployer, as it will necessitate the re
organization of the industrial branches
that come under its application.
Old Mayes, chief of the Cherokees and
member of the cattle .syndicate, having
been formally notified that he must ac
cept no more money from the cattlemen,
has suddenly concluded that his people
have no interest in the Outlet that they
wouldn't part Avith for a fair considera
tion. So he will call his legislature to
gether early next month and so advise
and recommend. Mayes hasn't Indian
blood in his veins to hurt, but his Yan
kee hunger for the almighty dollar is
liable to hurt the exchequer of his tribe.
It will be remembered that the shah
of Persia has a mascot a little page. He
has affianced his youngest daughter- to
the little fellow who accompanied him
on the recent European tour, and whose
relations with his master were the sub
ject of much comment. It was given
out that the Persian astrologers had pre
dicted that the life of the shah was so
linked with that of the youth that if the
page died the shah would quickly follow
him. At the betrothal the young favor
ite was given and immense and valuable
estate near Teheran, which is to be his
and his heirs forever.
Several of the chiefs or rulers of the
savage states of Africa have shown good
intentions toward the abolition of slavery
and its attendant wrongs. In some of
the regions, such as the Congo, the cru
el tire and tortures practiced by the an
thropophagi are blood curdling. If the
countries take measures of reform of
themselves in this great evil, it will be
beneficial to them, as it is only a ques
tion of time and events until outside and
civilized powers will see to the destruc
tion of a system of slavey- that is con
trary to humanity and painful to the
eye of the civilized world.
The acceptance by the Pan-American
conference of the report of the committee
recommending the establishment of an
international monetary union is one of
j the most important matters that has had
the attention of that body, and it should
give the United States a great advantage
over the nationalities of Europe in all
future commercial relations With th,
south American countries. If in addition
to this, direct telegraphic communication
is established between the sub-continents
the trade of the United States with the j
republics of South America avouUI in
three j'ears lie more than doubled,
Chsrleatou and Savannah have Ions;
been rival eaporl towns Avith the pres
tige considerably in favor of the former
in iK)int of population, harbor facilities.
etc.: but the latter has "been making
rapid gains in numbers the ast few
years despite the disadvantage of lieiug
more of an inland port and a lack of
harbor room as compared to the other,
until it is now pretty nearly up to the
standard of her Palmetto m-ai in all re
spects. The )opu!aiion of the cities re-spectiA-ely
is placed at 61,000 and 57.000.
Savannah was heavily scouraged by
yellow fever several years ago. which
was a severe back-set to its material
growth as well as commercial interests,
while Charleston's latest visitation wa
Um terrible earthquake of 1SS7 from the
hurtful effects ot which it has not yet
In the recant election in, Rhode Island
the Democratic candidate for governor
received a plurality of the votes cast but
not a majority, and under the law of
that- state for such cases made and pro
vided the election fe thrown into the gen
eral assembly where the Republicans
have a majority and of course will elect
tbe Republican candidate. To this the
criticisms, in all of them insinuating a
disregard on the part of the Republican
of the sentiment of the majority of the
people as expressed at the polls.' Thi is
artiiuT a claim. inferentiaUy. that is
not, theirs. If their candidate had re
ceived a majority at the polls he would
tmqettiouably hA-e been declared elected;
but as there was no election there the
question is transferred to the legislature
for vettfoment and where one candidate
must and can receive a majority. In
this case the Republicans have the- nec
essary majority and will elect the gow- j
nor. jnsc as ine uwoetw wonM do if
So Old Man Mayes, yielding to the
pressure of his braves or something else,
has about concluded to let go the ques
tionable hold the Cherokees have been
asserting to the strip of land in the Ter
ritory bearing their name. All they
want how is "a fair price," and the
probability is they will agree that the
government's offer of 1.25 an acre is
fair enough, which it is to them and
under the circumstances surrounding
Interest in the Willie Baldwin case at
Atchison is revived by the statement of
a criminal at Quincy, 111., who complete
ly exculpates young Baldwin from the
crime of murdering his sister in ISSo, for
which alleged crime he i3 now serving a
life sentence in the state prison. The
exonerating statement is corroborated by
as strong circumstantial evidence as was
that upon -which Baldwin wascon icted.
and it seems to be trustworthy and re
liable. Other testimony heretofore pro
duced since the conviction and incarcer
ation of the accused boy has gone far
towards proving that he was not guilty
of the terrible crime, and this last would
seem to cloud the accusation against him
with doubt so completelv as to afford i
ample justification for the exercise of
executive elemenev in his favoi'.
We see it stated that the farmers of
Delaware will forward to congress a re
monstrance against the proposed appro
priation tor irrigating western farm
lands, using the argument of over-production
in the lines of agriculture to re
inforce the protest. Tu view of the re
ported distress among that class in the
eastern states and the wholesale fore
closing of mortgages in a neighlioring
state to the one named, on account of
the inadequacy of the returns from the
effort put forth to meet obligations, such
protest from that quarter, while odd in
one sense, is but the outcropping of
human nature. If production can be
stopped or materially checked on the
fertile areas of the west the prices of
farm products, they hope, will be forced
up until their meagre returns will yield
them enough to keep them where they
are. But many farmers of the east
would make money by abandoning their
sterile lands tliere and coming west and
UNIVERSITIES OF THE WORLD.
From the IJton Transcript.
Norway has 1 university, 40 professors
and 8S0 students.
France lias 1 university, ISO professois
and 9,;)00 students.
Belgium has 4 universities. 8S profes
sors and 2.-100 students.
Holland has 4 universities, 80 profes
sors and 1.GO0 students.
Portugal has 1 university, 40 professors
and l,:JO0 students.
Italy has 17 universities, GOO professors
and li, 140 students.
Sweden has tvo universities, 173 pro
fessors and 1.010 students.
Switzerland has "" universities, 90 pro
fessors and 2,000 students.
Pttssia lias b universities, 3S2 professors
and 0.000 students.
Denmark has 1 university, 40 profes
sors and 1 .400 students.
Austria has 10 universities, 1,810 pro
fessors and 13,000 students.
Spain has 10 universities, 3SS profes
sors and 10.200 students.
Germany has 21 universities, 1,020 pro
fessors and 2."),0S 1 students.
Great Britain litis 11 universities, 1334
professors and 13.400 students.
The United States of America has 300
universities, 4,i40 processors and t'9,400
THE CHURCH IN POLITICS.
From the (Mobo-l.lenuicr.il.
The election wliich has just taken
place in Milwaukee, and in which the
Democrats were victorious, has an in
terest which is not confined to that city
or to the state of which it is the metropo
lis. A law recently parsed by the legis
lature of Wisconsin provided. ainonr
other things, that "no school shall be re-!
garded as a school under this act unless
there shall be taught therein, as a part
of the elementary education of children,
renting, writing, arithmetic and United
States history m the English language."
This act is called the Bennett law, and it
was a Republican measure and aunroved i
by a Republican governor. .Soon after ; home and one-sixth of i'oreijen manufac
itrf enactment the Catholics and Luther-1 turn. Of the home manufacture from a
tins, who have many parochial schools i quarter to a third of the foreign wool in
is Wisconsin, beeran a violent crusade require! so that the American sheep fur
ngaieat the law and demanded its re
Ial. The.-e elements united Avith the
Democracy, and lho issue awis made
on this question in the municipal elec
tion Avhiuh has just taken place in Mil
waukee. Aith the result that that
citv, which is usual! v x carried bv
the Republicans in state er mi- j
tional canases, elected the candidates
of the Democratic-Catholic-Lut hern com-1
bination by Ispavy majorities. The in
tentiou of the allies is to throw the issue
into the eamiign for state officers and
legislature next fall.
It will strike intelligent iierson- gener
ally throughout the country, that in a
struggle of this sort. Avhen the usiie is
dearly made and the people thoroughly
aroused, the opponent of the English
language Avill be driA-en to the Avail. The
chances, in fiu-or of their success, of
course, are greater in Wisconsin, owinir j
w- .- uu.in.-i ui iuimriki in nun
state from non-Lughsh speaKiitg coun- j
trie-, than uiej- would tie m almost anv
fw -,,... - ,...i.u ai....,: I
over, the Democratic politicians of Wis- !
. l . . s
cousin will msort to any enterpri-e. no
matter how shameful or desperate, which
affords them a hope of jrainimc jvawer.
The movement, however, if actually en
tered ujon i foredoomed to failure from
the beginning. Iu tlie matter of the reg
ulation of the schools tlie people will not
submit to dictation from any church or
churches. lioweA-er wisely extended or
powerful and the sects which attempt it.
and the jiarty which aids them, will U
beaten in this endeaA-or. The dominance
of the English language in tlie school
curriculum, toot will lie insists upon
and maintained. Theee are questions
upon which the great majority of the
people ail over tlie country are" substan
tially agreed. Church "and state are
made independent of each other by our
laws, traditions and customs, and neither
wiU be allowed to usurp the peerugattA-es
or encroach upon the domain of the
Prom an article on '-suggestion- for
the next weld's fair." br (ieorge Berger.
director-s-eoeral of the rWi exhibitioo,
we quote the following: "The question
of recompenses calls for considerable
simplification of tbe practice in former
exhibtbiiions. It my deliberate opin
ion that there .should be no more inter
national juries to judge pradocts on ex
hibirion and to award prntes. About all
exhibitors of standing haA e alreadv re
ceived premiums at one or other of the
many universal exhibitions which hare
followed one another daring the past
Arty years. The fear of not seraring
awards equal or superior to past smv
cgawa. or of foflrng to be ranfced m be
yond QpmiHtitiuu owing to serrke as
members of the jury, would have the
effect of keeping away many producers,
without whose presence the United
States exhibition woidd fall short of the
brilliancy and interest wliich by good
right ought to characterize it. It "is my
judgement that the juries of admission
to the exhibition, in the United States
and in all countries taking part, should
be so organized as to assure their acting
at once with great strictness and with
Ierfect impartiality The principle must
then be established that the admission
itself to exhibit is in the
very beginning a recompense, or at
least an acknowledgment of merit.
to the exhibitor, -vvho will afterward re
ceive further recompense in the appreci
ation of his products by the public, as
well as in the business which! will accrue,
and the orders that will come to him. I
may add that the terms of the general
report of the exhibition, wliich might 'oe
drawn up by an international committee
of men representing all specialties and
taking the place of former juries, will
place in their proper light any industrial
or artistic excellencies to which the ad
miration of the public, founded, as it is.
often on mere appearances, may not
have rendered full justice, it is not
practicable that future exhibitions should
offer to manufacturers, artists, agricul
turists, anything more than an oppor
tunity to bring forward their works for
comparison with those of their fellows in
foreign lands a comparison platonic, in
deed, in theory, but in practice full of
instruction, of warning, and of revela
tion. I cannot urge the American com
missioners too strongly to weigh careful
ly my opinion in this.'shaped as it is by
experience. I advise, however, tlmt a
diploma of admission and a commemor
ative medal be awarded to every exhibi
tor."' THE WOOL ISSUE STATISTICALLY.
Anent the current discussion of the
new tariff schedule now in course of
preparation by the .ways and means
committee of congress, the more impor
tant points of which are given out to the
public through the press as the are
taken up and considered, and in which
schedule the item of wool is one of the
most prominent because far reaching in
its effects upon the material interests of
the largest portion of the community,
the following statistical information ex
cerpted from an article under the above
caption in Harper's magazine for April
will lie read with interest:
"The wool manufacturing industry of
the United States, ranking after grist,
meat products and iron, as fourth in im
portance, is so diffused that the census
of 1880 reported factories in thirty-five
states, Massachusetts leading nearly all
branches in capital and product, Penn
sylvania in number of mills, Rhode Is
land in proportion to population and size.
Of the 2.0S0 establishments, 1,990 were
devoted to woollens (some of them mak
ing worsteds also), producing SHjO.GuG.
721; 7fi exclusively to worsteds, and
these in but eight states, producing
$33.ol9,912: 20 in felts, in seven
states, producng S3.G19.Go2; 43
in wool hats. in five states,
producing S,olG,oG9: 195 to carpets, in
seven states, Pennsylvania having 172 of
these, but producing less than the 19
mills of New York, Massachusetts and
Connecticut, the entire product being
$31. 792,802; 3o9 to knit goods, in nineteen
states, but concentrated chiefly about
Cohoes and Amsterdam, New York, and
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, producing
in all 29,167.227. These several branches
aggregated 7oSl "sets" of cards. olS of
combs. 2.234.990 spindles. 13,038 knitting
machines, and 59.271 looms, of which
72G2 (more than half hand-looms) were
for carpets. The total capital was $139,
091.809: the average number of hands,
101.337: their wages. 47.389.087: the
value of materials. 104.371,331; of pro
ducts, 207,232,913. Tading all wool
products together, Philadelphia leads our
cities, lollowed in order by Lawrence.
Providence. Lowell, New York, Man
American manufacture is at the disad
vantage ot being confined almost entire
ly to iiu; home market. We have never
exported a million dollars' worth ot
woolens in any year, while Great Brit
ain, bv the latest returns at hand, ex-
112.000.000, France 07,000.000.
and Germany 40,000.000. Our next
neighbor, Canada, imported from us
(ls,MS) only 108.000 worth of woolen
goods, while she bought from Great
Britain S.73o.009 worth. But our own
consumption, as the census figures show.
is immense, alioiit live-sixths beimr of
nishes a little more than half of Uncle
it is inoit difficult to compare the
prices of avooIph goods today Avith those
of a century ago. for the reason that
even more than the changes of fashion.
the improA-ement in teile fabrics makes
the comparison baseless. But the figures
show that the product per operative has
risen in greater proportion that the
wages, and while operatiA-es earn more,
ljetter-made goods cost loss to the mill
and tn the Avearer. The fact that th
j FlemMi waivers reckoned their product j
as eightfold the cost of the wool, while
, the total product of American mills fc.
le- than thrice thf coat of avooI and
twice the cvt of all materials, tells i
Avonders in itif. The modern Moloch
of machinery i. not so dreadful as it in
supposed to he.''
A Startl!K9 Possibility,
. , Ar i i .-it . . . r
Secretary Moliler. ot the state board of
apKrulrure. reports the crop eomhtion
tlixoiiehout the state as satisfactory, and
througiiout the state as satisfactory and
the observations of agrienhuriste induce ;
them to lielievp that this aviH be tlie rale
for three year?, at least, to come. During
the past winter, it has bKn stated that
mile and miles of grain lay stack on
the open prairies, awaiting opportunity
for jwfitabie shipment. In the course
of time, at this rate, tlie farmers will be
seriously hampered in their operations
by the presence of so mnch grain on
their lands Uiat no room will b left to
till tliem longer. This possibility in
dicates the necessity of hurryhig the
construction of the deep harbor si Gal
Get a Move on Yon.
Prow thf KrapwrU iUpnUfcan.
In Kansas whn the title was low. and
business duil ami trade stow, and
farmers seemed to have no how. the
people kicked prodtgioo&ry. But Kansas
saw- another sight: on every side, from
left to right, the farmers rose up in their
might to crash their foe monopoly. And
strong and stronger will they gnour; hack
politicians., though ther blow, ntnst oon
pack up their duds and go, in spite of all
their trickery. This vear ihe farmer
mean, to proW that poblie men it doth
betHwve to get upon themselves a more
and quit their bbwked tomfoolery.
Sown a WairlArtad.
Tram tbe Kww Cttr (tow.
As Ouineld fe supposed to he shelved
the Wichita Ejtouc now nans k bat
teries oa the university. The ragMWitI
have in the no tmt sown a ?iet dad
of disssXKfactmau If they had' pramptif
elected LanaeM. or some oae mm, ewry
thins; wvnM haVe been an&rtfc. emiMue.
bw it kxite as tkottgh tlsr ftrK
Winter has gone the irasoline stove has
begun to explode.
The Norton county farmers are for Sena-
tor Ingalls for re-election.
The little Kansas Easter bonnet makes a
pretty big hole in the corn crib.
Ex-Governor Anthony calls Mr. Clover
"the Dictator of Grouse creek."
The hammock is out getting tangled at
the ends and spilling its occupants alter
nately. It mav not be at all significant but one
of the Kingman crusaders has measles in
The Winfield Chautauqua assembly has
appointed one day of the meeting as Alli
If voting Baldwin, of Atchison, does not
get out of prison it will not be for want of
cuum ou. uie puru ui ns lawyers.
"The only objection to the new combina
tion of dailies at "Lawrence seem, to be that
you have to swallow between names.
Topeka has a "snap"' detective agency
which, turns out young detectives on "short
order at any hour of the day or night.
Fort Scott school bonds sell welL The
board of -education of that city on Thurs
day sold $49,000 in bonds at a premium of
Down at Oxford they catch carp from
five to six pounds in weight, but then this
was before there was "any baptizing to
The point lias been reached in the Mett
man mystery at Leavenworth, where ev
erybody tells everybody else whut should
have been done.
Down at Iviowa the citizens cannot see
anything but what they turn itto good ac
count for their town. This is what is
called a "boom spirit."
Atchison county now has the prospect of
getting that long promised new court
house. Judge Eaton having refused the in
junction restraining the "county commis
sioners from proceeding.
There are three candidates in the field
for congress in the Fourth district already.
A. B. Campbell, J. M. Miller and Low
Finch all think they can make it better
congressman than Harrison Kelley.
Lawrence is agitating the question of
boring a hole into the ground. According
to the Republican Emporia has a hole al
ready bored, good and deep, th.it she
would sell at a great deal less than it cost.
The census bureau proposes to have
every man, woman and child asked about
their health; as to whether they have
acute or chronic diseases and what they
are. Tin, However, win not mciiuie tnut
afilicted class known in Kansas as "belly
achers." A state convention of trade and labor
unions i- to be held in Topeka May 1st, to
organize a state federation of labor and
consider the eight hour question. Trade
unions now exist in all larger cities of the
state. The state federation of labor will
co-operate with the American federation
of labor with headquarters in New York.
The women oillcials of Oskaloosa declin
ed to run agaiii and promulgate that hav
ing brought the affairs ot the city back
into good shape they will now turn the ad
ministration over to the sterner sex. This
doesn't sound sincere. The true reason,
perhaps, is that the women are heartily
weary of public life, as they ought to be.
The quality of biscuits will go up at once
In some counties alliance politics havo
become very warm. In Wilson county an
alliance denounced the blank book makers
of Topeka for subsidizing thecounty clerks'
convention at Toneka with beer. TlieFre-
donia Clipper comes back by charging that
some one instrumental in the adoption of
such a resolution by the alliance, while a
candidate before a Republican county con
vention, gave the delegates free meal
Two Avecks mose and Oklahoma Avill be
one year old.
Tonight the Knights of Pythias at
Guthrie have a big ball.
Frisco has a new church which Avill be
dedicated m the near future.
ft must be about time for Oklahoma
City's ice plant to atari, up.
Kingfisher Lodge No. 14 I.- O. O. F. was
instituted last Saturday night.
It isn't A-ery long now until the Okla
homa teachers meet at Edmond.
It is now more than a AAeek dnce a new
town Avas established in Oklahoma.
Tliere is a paper published at Xoble
called the Democrat and it is a good paper,
Out in the strip the' IniA-e commenced
to "dash" their swear Avoids. This is a
There are not half the m6n in Oklahoma
wearing socks that there were three
If you Avant to make a Guthrie girl mad
tell fier that the picture of her in ttiu paper
Guthrie schools closed last Saturday for
the year. Next year they will run two
The clothes line and barrel sfcuA'e are now
swinging before the Oklahoma homes toad
in nappy union.
Rothwell, twelve miles .up from BeaA-er.
is iu line with the boom, and enjoying a
seu&ou of prosperity.
It ivill tint 1m ;i month lip fore tlio. Okln
honiH papers will stop liraggiiut about how !
Ararm it is down there. j
One of the queerest thing.- in Oklahoma j
is the i-ileuce of Oklahoma City in regard
to the location of the capital.
Some of the Oklahoma towns are going:
to put it off so iony that tney win iwt get
to celebrate Oklahoma 22 at all
The mad dotrs have broke loose m ome
i .-..jt f l)bl!iiiftni!i uitil t hA jtMiumlut fnr
territorial government i louder than ver.
Bm 1Uckney wab over riftiting Jake
AHmir lat wk .! .fk Jrnmo, wn.
thing he didn't Jaut week, mnd so doe
A mau at Kingfisher has been kicking
up uncut diainuoa on tbe streets down
there, but ha doesn't, want anything said
Five claims were taken in' the Cotton
wood neighborhood last week by pttrttets
from I jp-comb county, Te.xa, says the
iJf aver Advocate.
Milt Reynolds says Oklahoma b full of
tp curiosities,. The next thinv and
ml birds. ucu a Kansas people eas anrt
ouxfbody in Onlanoma will be reporting a
nock ot scarlet tanser.
There are more Oklahoma men bcfrittg
up next the roofs of the Washing
ton hot ele jn at piwn than t bora ever
wa- before, it i general ly tbonght that
the territorial orace re dead ripe and an
ready to drop.
KXCH ANda 8HOm
A Poam Postpone.
I araot t tril fob akwi mtjr kW
"iV urmmia ctu iui rt mini iz
Bm lw luokod tpeiirr thrtm&
And t csa dJararcr & utiwU (
Tlmt itiuf wltt lOMMt.
EsarpUac mitten -
so ihm mif tbtee Jor oar K
I a to frad mm wfce I !.".
And valt till k mm m Wmrmt
A rittsen of Emporia who leeewtly ris- ?
tied aKtiUtgtm and peft sosoe rtate
wttaeasipg the prjdin of csMMpnajs.
is in faor at ivdncur the nails. i of
repreeruatiAe. He ays tho fewer of
them the better for the coowky.
A Sfasfular OotaQUoao.
Seventeeo ont of the mrnmy-iam
anelters in the United States, hare pro
ttd before the warn and mean com
mittee agnin?i the tax on JCenaui ore.
At LoMtriBe afl the si Kens are aspuast
the tax, and all the mhae owners tor te,
Ths is a stngnlar eotandenea.
Tu hiso's gars am ,
ffWnttlkf fnNiMnTA CMfimWnV
Kansas i the sonatus yrnndif, in
gaisan t wmm'Sr?irirta"xosai
V " I I r n-f iZsk. K 7
il jiySM WM - v i
W v ififfi w JH
Agnes "He praised your tresses in his rhyme,
c Your shining hair, yousc gokien hair;
He sang that sunshine lingered there,
The sunshine of the summer-time;'
' He told you love had hid a lair,
-:; In tangles of your shining hair."
Louise "Yes, Agnes, I have caught a beau
: With these blond tresses fair ;
Because I cleanse them oft, 3rou know,
With Ivory Soap, as pure as snow,
The soap without compare."
A WORD OF WARNING. -There
are many white soaos, each represented to be ' 'jtsst as good as tbe ' lerj! ; "
they ARE NOT, but like ail counterfeits, lack the peculiar and renwfwbte qwtitikt
of the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon'geting t.
We are showing a beautiful line of French and Arnei;im
Challies of the very latest designs and colorings. Dninty, cool
and artistic looking. These are the prettiest iimlorinls. next to
China and India Silks, yet produced for spring and summer
wear. We have received several purchases and our stock com
prises a large variety of exquisite patterns.
New China and India Silks in choice patterns for dresses and
a few elegant designs for tea gown fronts, etc.
Plaid Surahs and new and handsome effects in bhiek and
colored si Iks are now shown in combinations with th largest
variety of silk and wool materials in the city. We show color
schemes and combinations which innovations" trulv beautiful and
Another invoice of Paris Robes, Beauties, which are being
ohered at low prices.
Our sale of Lace Nets and Flouncings is continued for a lew
days. This is a rare chance to purchasea lace or net drees.
GO TO THE
White House of Innes & Ross.
worth fifty thousand dollan ihe would
be entitled to half of the money the mo
ment thej Avere pronounced man ami
Avifp. But in Kansas, if a man marries a
woman Avorth fifty thousand dollars be
is not entitled to half of it at, anv time.
Tho Jar Bvon Fatted Ob.
Yem Ifte Clark County VK.li.ru.
Two workmen employed by the Bar
ber Anjihalt conimny at Wichita dug up
an eartliern xt. Monday, containing
some $16,000 in Siwnish doubloon. The
j RxuiM gets tlie jar as a jm-ev of bric-a-
i Willi' lllil hiWM tka cMil it itu n.kt will
still linger about it. That's about m
near naving tnat mucn moaey ah
average newspaper evpr gets.
It Looked Suaplctou.
Fnwi tlw Mr-pt-rnon Kreenuui.
The Alliance at Topeka butt weJr,
recommended P. B. Maxoti of Kmooria
for railroad commissioner. Had the
Alliance simply demanded the appoint-
metit of a practical farmer, the. dnnand
would liave been complied with, but
naming Uaxon. looked too much like
disgruntled politicians mounted on tho
b-ick of th Alliance, with a view to
Indications of a Kicic
The fact that the Mr Kin ley tariff btll
is being severely criticised and con
demned by Democrat and Mugwumps
is prima facie evidence of its excellence.
It w being very vickmsty attacked by
Republicans, according to geography,
and whose pocket have been touched.
The New York Tribon ay ther made
a great mistake m placing a duty on
hidew. and ay for poiiticai reasons the
committee shoakJ not have done so. Xo
body ont west for a moment mpposed
that rerwioii of the tariff meant any-1
thing else than edurtioa. while down
east they seem to think that this w not :
so. and many of their "infant industriea" j
have had the taxes raised in the hill for :
their benefit. There are indications of a
tremendous kick before the nXns in the
btll will he finally agreed nposv K. C.
Bsew W Tore so Bfuc
BowlooKwjaa haooaabody renaoia
m me earth tCore it decay nntU ML eaa
ne4 Ih diflttngUMlied from the smTonad-
tns; etays. m a qpsestaon as yet vndrcidoC
by the nciestista. Modi ihisn nits tHMa
the chararter of the soil aad the dhtW-
ent dements of whk-h it Is enmposed. la
ootmtrMK sbNKflg tn hmestnoe. or,
again, m regions Sorriahiy mturmtmi
with alkaline water, human flesh wjfi
retain a natural mior and Urmmtm tor
an isdenntte period '4 time. The batpt
tit Ireiood have twMed t bmiies tremh
mi aattoaj as hfe. that hod been buried
tn Sheir aftmy deaths f ca- txunmrUm. H m
4sid to Mao Us sir si Mdat t.
i bodies of thro Soman soldiers w
found in a p-nt hog m the Emerald Isfe
m Its rmr ISM A fl fwk J urn-
f tike, thongh ihey bad om bttrind nJ.
most sixteen cmtmwu.
"I 08k4eT - ..,.,., jm "bvut It
sirryaWdSMsMM ; ant Messhvass mn
Ysv s I aat takt
-Wi as ts so the Saw
": -i an the law
tJaxidx Ui rnn U an Umlnr4anlitg.
Footpsd tpreatuigpiMui Forkovsroar
rblno. and be fjuick idHtt It'"
Nesr Htghted Bostooias Beg pardoaf
(Htcrnij) "Xomankeviag;! Uahasbsrt Jn
dare tbe scsfh!''
"Pardon me, bat I do eot exactly naprr
band the drift of yoor"
'Cbeei your psctsr! Boat yea s i'v
get tbe drop VaUmd yvmr boodtor
I an totatlj at a los, wy osar sir. to ssr
eaiv tka nsiersacy of your nh M-maWisf or
"Clap a topper on yoar gab and whsetr.
ap, or 111 let 'sraftwk! Tarn oat yoar baa
dtaqtnck! (Jet a soalrai os year
MIs tbsrs say pociuwrttr ia U xtsras1
"eating of my aopmei or demsaaorta1r, that
impsia jom, h total wtraagsr, to- .
0oi awrs, yon daab badMBsd bhVbs, wftl
yon aneork That swagf
(BofMhmiy bewlklervfl -itjr frisad, I aa
( my utter inability to gstasr say sar
ot idea from U frafmsamry obssrruMftm
yon bar to parted. TWe h aosssmmc
radinliy iiTsewariisms sad jacwpshloaf ear
rmtmtioa tn tb vaeabularlM wftb wmek w
eadsfivor to make the rnpreal or oarr
iposoVjotial intsrrfcasage of war id tairfas-
bie. Yoa will sarann bm if I
lyusinosimtion ot -pary is
psBbw wltb bnmVaity of t irmkni ta
pnssjoa, as wcU as paraUstisai of Imaai
BothlckayamhaaBsd m damssr.i
Tae rHor t Am ltm
IdoBtwrnnt that yoang faftowan
nmaj meem, bt
"Aa naht. fathsr. Hskoaly
"A reporter: Oh, wsfl, in mot mm 1
doat ttuak h' any mm. la as in pftasah
oolda-i do mufpmi, and aWtf only hshns
fog hiiu eonadowaihsfhlmmarihiinfii
th window, so I fan wo had kstnar yh.
Aad taat esatef. aftaraW mil hha. I
wass ylsasafs to nm kdin Birhmmluli'
Srsst powr of tas pi sax 1
Lady-What a dran lofty kaw
amsa swr n to
wissjsd yoa la a harry.
n w saHav nn s Rv wv naHk TWF
mmrtmcarpr nagsr ia ymr an nad
hhtls, aad r UseooswsmrsynrnwMy
Jade nohtawax-Vsaowins's Xewa
Vttm -tW-t Uim.
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''What wars fcw hot wiwir
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i rntioiiu torn.' ami ans
wnnmaoy-wiayaoa; -njsi w ao t
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mmUfjfim a .
tattm! aowMT of tas inisi riinililskii
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mnar tt bit . od
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