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gfce mirtuiix 1 ailij gaIe: Mttesaau. fptoumgv SMwJI- 16, 1890.
JI. M. 3IURDCCK, Editor.
It has now been more than a week
since Granny Blair was heard from.
The election of Prof. Snow to the
chancellorship of the State University
meets with general approbation.
The Wichita board of trade, at its
Monday meeting, passed a resolution
favoring free Mexican fius: ores and for
warded the same to congress.
"A rum-soaked failure," is the way the
6aintly St. John, who filled Kansas fuller
of joints than a dog with fleas, speaks of
General Harrison's administration.
The volcano Vesuvius will be in a state
of eruption next summer according to
prophets. Much in the same way were
San Francico and Oakland destroyed by
a tidal wave day before yesterday.
Elections in Peru are held on Sunday.
There is some doubt whether this is a
Fcheme on Peru's part to throw a good
atmosphere ahout the election or a coup
to popularize the right of suffrage.
An Illinois girl discarded her lover be
cause he loft the Eepublican party. A
woman can see the man she loves do al
most anything without one objection,
but there is a point of folly where she
calls a halt.
The man vho can not work for his town
and county should bo sent to Wichita or
Oklahoma. Catch? Ex.
Cert. If he came here he would bo
compelled to get a move on him or be
carried off his feet. Sne?
If the Alliance don't keep the poli
ticians out of their order and turn a deaf
car to the advice aud counsel of office
Beckers, there won't be any Alliance
worth mentioning after the next general
An Oklahoma dispatch rakes "our
congressmen," meaning the Kansas del
egation. That's pretty good. "Our
congressmen" had better look out or
their constituents in Oklahoma will re
fuse to return them.
Before his eyes were closed in death
the politicians were fighting among them
selves to succeed Sam Randall. If the
politicians made up the whole population
of the world, depend upon it, the dead
would bury the dead.
According to Thomas G. Sherman,
the United States of America are now
owned by less than 230,000 persons. Mr.
Sherman did not probably intend to have
us understand by this that the remaining
04,7.10,000 of our population claim the
The Alliance demand tliat county
printing shall bo cut down one-half in
price. While they are at it why not de
mand that the price of everything else
be cut in two, including the price of
labor, the governor's salary, and the per
diem of corn shuckers.
There is nothing new under the sun,
probably, but there are lots of improve
ments. The Michigan Central will put a
?alace on wheels and shoot it from New
'ork to Chicago and back in twenty
threo hours each way. It will be the
fastest train in tho world.
The concentrated howl of certain
Democratic free trade editors about the
farmers of the west boing bankrupt, and
that their farms are mortgaged for more
than they are worth, is not half as true
ns that three-fourtlis of the papers mak
ing the hub-bub are mortgaged beyond
their legitimato value.
Nations continually prey upon each
other. The population of Iceland dimin
ished 2,400 between 188o and 188S. being
nt the close of that time only 00,234.
The decline, it is said, is due to the emi
gration to America. The native fisher
men complain that their business is being
ruined by English fishing steamers.
With the weather bureau on his hands
and irrigation business turned over to
liim as soon as congress gets it in shape,
together with tho distribution of seeds
und looking after tho various expevimont
stations throughout the countiy, our
Uncle Jerry will have to "keep movin "
if he keeps up with the work of his de
partment. President Harrison is fortunate in hav
ing events come to him. During his
term of office ho Avili have to appoint
e en brigadier generals. It is said the
politics of the army is always tlie politic;
rf the brigadiers". President Harrison is
a lucky man. He must have & mascot,
but whether it is Baby McKee or Hnlford
nobody is prepared to say.
The clearing house reports continue to
show tho general business of the country
in a very satisfactory and healthy condi
tion. With a reasonable increase in the
v.iumeof money in actual circulation,
ns would lie speedily provided by Mr.
Plumb's bill, introduced in the senate
Monday, the country would unquestion
ably enjoy a revival of general pros
perity, such as it has not had for many
Mexico will soon have three transconti
nental lines of railway one connecting
the gulf coast with the Pacific at Aca
pulco, one across the state of Chiapas
and one across the Isthmus of Tehuaute
pec. The Spanish wero tlie powers of
the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries;
they were tlie first in exploring and set
tling, and if tho boom spirit should be
revivified in their descendants it would
For originality not to say cutenees, in
matters of political economy, comniond
us to the southrons. They are diseas
ing in Mississippi tlie constitution! con
vention and ite purposes, to be holdea in
that state in tlie near future, and what
shall bo the pro visions touching the
question of suffrage. The pJati that
Eeenis to meet with tlie moot favor is to
give each man one voto, and then one
additional vote for a given sum tliat he
possesses. One suggestion is that every
man be allowed to vote once, and then
one vote additional for every forty acres
of land he owns. Thero is some kicking
against thy for it is claimed that tite
large laud owners of tlie atate already
exercise too much powar.
PEDRO AND THE BI
We may well exclaim, "will wonders
never cease,' should the statement that
Dom Pedro, the recently exiled emperor
of Brazil, is to become the president of
the new South American republic receive
authoritive confirmation. That the Bra
zilians are looking with much favor upon
their former ruler as a most likely presi
dent is certainly true, and has its foun
dation in something more substantial
than mere rumor, and that Dom Pedro
himself is eager to serve in any capacity
the country which but a few short
months since banished him most uncere
moniously from its shores, is equally
true, for he has publicly declared that his
sole desire now is to return and end liis
days in Brazil. He protests, however,
most vigorously against any action on
the part of his former subjects in his be
half, which might induce violence. He
is quoted with saying: "If the people
want me, let them call for me, and indi
cate their will in a manner which will
admit of no mistake."
Should Dom Pedro in an official ca
pacity really return at the call of his
people to the land he declares he loves so
weli, his situation would indeed be
unique. A Republican governor who
was once a monarch, placed in power by
a Democratic people, his wliilom serfs,
and now held by the latter strictly ac
countable for his conduct in office, is
most decidedly a novelty in history.
Here is an idea rich in suggestion for the
pen of some present or future satirical
writer. The question now is, will the
Brazilians ask Dom Pedro to become
the president of their young republic?
It were better, perhaps not, since his
very presence in the countiy would give
rise to much bitterness of feeling which
might lead to disturbances among a cer
tain portion of the people who notwith
standing their esteem for the late em
peror as a man still entertain for him an
ineradicable hatred as a ruler or governor
of whatever degree.
To the Newton Eepublican and Leav
enworth Times: All right; go ahead
with your ballot reform scheme. Tho
Eagle agrees that something ought to be
done to correct the evils and abuses that
are growing up and corrupting our elec
tive system, and if it can be done
through a change in the method of vo
ting, well and good. But it confesses to
being skeptical of the great things prom
ised through the much praised Aus
And it now appears tliat Senator Gor
man is the pal of Ancher, the defaulting
state treasurer of Maryland. It has been
found that the latter was the tool of the
former, and not only turned over money
to carry elections 'raised by the sale of
stolen securities, but was buying for the
state sinking fund railroad bonds in
which Gorman is interested. This was
too much for tlie decent Democrats, and
the Baltimore Sim, speaking for them,
asks Gorman to step down and out as
boss, which of course, he will proceed to
not do; Gorman isn't that sort of a pa
triot. The Wichita Eagli:, admitting the cor
rectness of the Champion's recent state
ment that the anti-prohibitionifets were
chiefly responsible for the passage of the
Kansas prohibitory law, asks: '"Why are
the anti-resubmissionists ho bitterly op
posed to changing it?" Because, like the
majority of sensible people, they don't
believe in resurrecting a dead issue simpl3r
to gratny a caoai or cnrouic malcontents.
In other Avords, they believe in and
are content to wear tlie putrifying body
of the said dead issue bound to them,
and thus handicapped go moping
through life a misery to themselves and
a menace to the peace and contentment
of everybody else with whom they come
in contact. If they were honest with
themselves they would cry out, like the
orientals of old, for some power to
deliver them from tho body of death
that hangs about them.
The attorney general of tho state of
Virginia has taken an appeal from the
decision of Judge Hughes of the United
States court at Richmond wherein he
declared the state beef-on-hoof inspection
law unconstitutional and void. Tho
attorney will ask the supreme court to
advance the case on the docket in order
that theie may be an early hearing of
the case. There have beeu several simi
lar decisions by state and federal courts
but this is the first timo an appeal has
been taken to the court of last resort.
There are several states with similar laws
on their statute books awaiting a final
determination of tho constitutional power
of a state in this matter, and it is to bo
hoped that the supreme court will ad
vance the Virginia case in order that the
states may know whether to try to enforce
or repeal their dressed meat laws.
The erratic Lord Randolph Churchill,
who has been carefully scanning the po
litical situation in Ireland, proposes to
tlie Lord Salisbury government "that
instead of continuing coercion parlia
ment give Ireland popular local govern
ment similar to the English and Scotch
government, which, instead of inspiring
despair, will lead to prosperity and con
tentment. If this were done a request
for British assistance hi the purchase of
land would come in the natural course of
things, and similar demands for other
public puqoses would follow." This
would seem to be something of a scoop
on tlie "grand okl man," erstwhile and
latterly Ireland's co-champion with Par
nell, the Hon. W. E. Gladstone. Or it
may be the result of a sharp stroke of
policy on tho part of tlie latter in indi
cating approval of the Balfour scheme.
As for this, however, it matters little to
the inhabitants of the Emerald Isle, so
they but realize their long-cherished
heart's desire liome rule.
The Resubmission Movement.
From the OoUwatr Kevieir.
Tlie tidal wave of resubmission seems
to be spreading rapidly and it is expected
that the entire state will soon be under
the magts spell. The information from
the northeastern part of the state is tliat
the Republicans there have joiued liands
with the great southwest and are anx
iously awaiting the time when thev can
do away with the fareial prohibitory law.
The open letter which 3r. A. L. Allen,
of Topeka, recently addressed to M. IS.
Quay, chairman of tlie Republican Na
tional committee, ha et many hereto
fore strong Prohibitionist to thinking,
and they jxrefer boing kicked out of the
Prohibition rather than the Republican
party, and are rapkily joining the resub
J. R. Burton has eome home from tie
ease It is now time for the Farmer's Al
liance to "hide out,"
COMING TO KANSAS.
To tho Editor of tho Easle.
On March 25 1 left Wichita for a trip
to Michigan. Many of our crops had
been planted, fruit trees were bursting
their buds, and indeed a new year and
the growth of a new crop was well on its
way in Kansas. A day and a night
brought us into Michigan where our
spring overcoats and summer neckties
made us appear as if we had not received
our last winters pension. Snow to right
of us, snow to left of us, snow all around
us, wind underneath and sleet overhead
and candidly, in the niidst of a snow
storm it thundered and lightened like
Gettysburg. Now how much eloquence
do you suppose it takes to incline a Michi
gan man to come to Kansas when he has
listened to unpainted realities?
Why, I met an old Michigan farmer in
Lansing who is worth 6,000 in clear
property, the boasted accumulation of
fifty years of his own labor, supplement
ed by the possessions of his father, who
told me that the load of stove wood and
carcass of mutton on his wagon had been
"drawed in eleven mile3 by them there
two spans of bosses through mud and
slush axle deep" and he expected to get
$l.bo for his wood and $1.05 for hissheep.
Two hours after that I saw him just fin
Lsliing up a bargain with a good looking
state officer. He liad consummated a
deal by taking $1.77 for lus wood provid
ed he would bring in tliree big knots for
the gentleman's heating stove "to boot."
That was pie for a Kansas man, and I
sailed in with my corn cribs, wheat bins,
sugar cane, fat hogs, packing houses,
watermelons, peach blossoms, sweet po
tatoes and a pure sheet of snow water
running through crystal sandjust above
a mine of ebony wealth that lies there
only for fire use and to separate earth
from a sea of salt that is liauled up
and dumped out almost mountain high
when barfooted boys gambol in their
glee, happy with the thought that for
nine long months they can print their
toes in the heap of salt and wear straw
hats and get rid of cutting kindling
wood tul December. "Bless your soul,
said the farmer, around whom liad
gathered about fifty more haulers of
wood and pickers of stone; "You don't
mean to tell mo that you have com
menced fanning already out there, right
in the middle of winter and that every
thing won't freeze up':" Then I quoted
them some more Kensas poetry and dis
tributing my Kansas tracts and I heard
a thousand men in Michigan say about
this: "If what you and this Eagle and
this book say is true, and I begin to be
lieve it, then Michigan, compared to
Kansas, isn't worth anything, and I am
going to see that country. When is that
excursion, and if that country isn't what
you say you better take the other route
when you come here again."
Tell" the eastern people the realities
of Kansas and they will flood the state.
While there is no doubt tliat Michigan
and many other eastern states are grand
states and have grand people, the fact
remains that their worn and sterile lands
respond with meager returns for their ex
pense, toil and vigilance, and that while
wheat, clover and fruit, tlie great agri
cultural staple of the state, refuse to re
ward the husbandman, yet in these older
states, most of the good", well improved
farm lands have a price to sell at, and a
buyer, too, at a little less than the own
er's figures. Now when these farmers
are posted on this countrv they will
come and look at it, and when we show
them that they can buy an acre of land
here for $25 that will raise not less than
double any acre they own, then they will
be willing to sell their holdings to the
man that stands ready to purchase of
them at a little less than the strong mar
ket value. For instance, I met a farmer
in Michigan with a dressed hog on his
wagon and he told me that ho was get
cing $4.05 per hundred pounds. When
I told him that they were on the sunnv
side of that price here on foot he wanted
to know some more about this country.
He is coming to Kansas on the 2Ud of
April to see if he can buy land at 25 per
acre that will raise forty bushels of corn
and bring $;5.75 on foot. He has a lot of
neighbors and they came to town, seven
miles, through the mud eleven feet deep,
(so they said) and I wouldn't dispute
them for I tried a sample box. They
came in to see the man from Kansas,
aud one of them said to me: "Say, how
would you like to be fenced in this country
again after living out there?" I told him
he could answer that himself when he
cameout, and he said he would come if
he didn't get stalled in the mud or snow,
ne said he had fed his stock since the
20th day of August, and it looked to him
as if he would have to feed them right on
till August again before spring came.
And yet thousands of people are
going from that country into the
Dakotas, because Dakota has her
men there talking cheap, rich lands and
distributing reading matter and offering
cheap rates and getting local men to di
rect their trade in tlie land business
there. The state of Michigan has over
200 local laud men representing railroad
lauds and railroad grants anil cheap
homes. These are the best land men in
tho state in whom any farmer or person
desiring to move of make inquiry has
confidence and they deal with "them.
Thus these men direct them to the north
ern states. These are the men Kansas
should have working for her. Wo can
offer them three times tlie inducements
to sell our lands or direct trade here that
they now get. They liavo a trade and
reputation in their lines and already con
trol a business and the jieople go to them
because they know them and
thus they go to the north instead of
coming here. Ihe same was true of
Kansas years ago when the railroads had
their lands here and their eye on bring
ing people. It takes something besides a
rate to move people into a country. It
takas a mover. Once get the people to
know what Kansas is and get them
started and vou can't fence them out.
Whenever you can take the people of the
east singly or in crowds and truthfully
contrast the two conditions with all their
differences, then you won't need any
But there is work ahead. Let us
capture every man we can that controls
a trade for the north. Much good work
is being done by tlie newspapers.
From banks of snow to fields of sun
shine: from mud and mire to handsome
avenues and waving locks of green:
from sleeied forests to the golden tipped
wings of the peach and apple blossom:
from tlie wood pile, logging patch and
water hole through the ice at the creek,
to the sunlit, heaven gifted, earth blessed,
fiower wrapped climes of Kansas, is a
transition so hopeful, so real, so invigor
ating, so alluring, that they will come
here to live if they are posted. This is
as certain as the sun; as sure as the real
ity of our state. Kansas is the grandest
place on the globe for people to come for
r hotne. and the best way to find it out
is to go away front Itome and see the
contracts between our paradL-e and the
pinched and frosted fields of the east.
Kansas IS an emphatic certainty, asd the
farther you get away from hotne the
more you realize it. "Hjllk Cowlxy.
The executive board of the State
bureau met at the board at trade rooms
at 11a. m. Monday and after scrutiniz
ing the state book. Judge Buck, the
president o( the state board, nrooonnc-
log it use uest rwoK ot tne aaa ever aof-1
fished and approved of it in sa its I
parts, make up and workmanship, the
board was called to order, the president
in the chair. Tlie members present were
R. R. Drury of Atchison, C. P. Buffing
ton of Cherryvale. Guv A. Spencer of
Russell, WillE. Balton "of Greensburg,
A. W. Oliver, and Hale Cowley of
Wichita. First order of business was to
cast up on the bureaus exchequer and it
was found that of the thousands of
dollars expenses that had been contracted
all bills had been taken care of and the
money for the 100,000 Kansas books is in
the treasurer's hands, and still there is
money to spara The delivery of the
first installment of book now being issued
commenced 25 days after the contract
was let, as agreed upon by the pub
lishers. One-half of the books are now
ready for distribution and the remainder
will be out in tliree or four days. The
secretary commenced distributing last
Friday. All books are boxed and sent as
baggage free of charge by the courtesy
of the railroads. Each county will
receive their books in a few days. Let
ters have been received from many of
the county directors highly compliment
ing the book.
The executive board ordered the secre
tary to proceed at once to arrange for
the" issuing of the second edition of 100,
000, in which each county who wishes to
participate can have a page by individ
uals or firms of any kind purchasing the
page facing their county write-up. They
will be given one pagefor write-up and
the opposite page for advertising. One
or a dozen firms can use it and pay for it
any way they can arrange. Loan com
panies, real estate, banks, hotels, liveries,
abstractors and all classes will be equally
well placed in this book. Individuals or
localities who wish space in this book
correspond with the secretary, Hale
The " secretary of the bureau was
authorized to go to Chicago and further
negotiate with the railroads for future
work. All county auxilaries and others
interested in the homeseeker and book
will be sent once a week a list of all
names of people who write the bureau
for information to enable them to come
to Kansas. The bureau lias now a great
many thousands of these names, a por
tion of which will be sent to any one en
titled to them and any county or party
who has space m the book can come to
the secretary's office and copy all the
names they desire. However, a nice
weekly list will be issued and mailed
each week. Every one who has a man
in the east that is likely to want to hear
of Kansas, send them here. All the nec
essary arrangements having been at
tended to for pushing the state work the
board adjourned to meet on May 19.
Any eastern parties can have a book
sent them by addressing the secretary.
Any of the county write-ups in the first
book can be used "again if desired.
Hale Cowley, Sec. Bureau.
FBOM WICHITA TO HELENA.
Heleka, Mont., April 9, 1S90.
To the Editor of tho Eacte.
The Rock Island route to Denver is
good enough for any traveler. The
usual delay of three or four hours at Mc-
Farland, waiting for the delayed eastern
train, would have been tedious but for
the company of our distinguished geolo
gist, Prof. Robert Hay, who is a mine of
information regarding the varied mineral
wealth of Kansas in coal, salt, stone,
cement, plaster, coal oil, natural gas,
lead, zinc, ochre, etc., and the probable
development in the future of other
sources of wealth lying undiscovered be
neath our fields of golden grain. Among
other things, he agrees with the writer
that the coal measm-es underly Sedgwick
county and Wichita at a depth of 2,500
At Alma tho drill at considerable
depth discovered three veins of coal from
two and one-half to four feet in thickness.
The lower vein semi anthricite, a shaft
is now 800 feet down on its way to solve
tlie problem of abundant and cheap fuel.
Thus each year adds new discoveries of
the wonderful wealth lying far down be
neath the furrow of the plow. Pro
fessor Hay is spoken of as geologist
to accompany the commission to report
upon artesian wells for the arid districts
of the plains, under direction of Secre
retary of Agriculture Rusk. He or Pro
fessor Cragin could give your readers an
interesting article on the recent find of
meteorites in Kiowa county. So much
for an otherwise tedious delay . Finally
our train came along loaded with people
f seeking homes or fortune in the Rockies
or beyond, passing by a much better
country for the fascinating unknown in
the far away, towards the setting sun.
In a short fiour the Kansas river and
Manhattan is reached. Tho beautiful
buildings and irroumls of tho Agricul
tural college, surrounded by amphw
theater of lulls, look down
upon the train and river, impressive
evidence that ours is a state foremost in
education and intelligence, as it is in
productiveness and enterprise.
The northern tier of counties, seen
partly by moonlight, contain some large
and fertile valleys and thriving towns
with solid blocks of brick and stone, but
do not exhibit the rapid growth nor en
terprise of the cities of southern Kansas,
and the country, though good, does not
seem equal to the Arkansas valley in
quality, improvement or promise for the
Tlie new dining and chair car service
of the Rock Island road on their Denver
line are superb. Such a supper as we
ate that evening while riding forty miles
an hour over the prairies and hills" where
thirty years ago we gathered in many a
deer," elk and buffalo was fit for a king.
Tlie cruel Sioux and tliieving Pawnee
no longer roam through this land
hereditary lord of leagues unmeasured,
and of herds a mighty host, of which no
man can nuinler. Nature's great and
beautiful park is now cut up into half
mile squares, with notices to keep out in
shape of barb wire fences, scrasrgly
hedges and cottonwoods, within which
are imprisoned a farmer and his family,
with a little house, some sheds, a straw
stack or two, and a bunch of cattle
Here he raises cowa, calves, children,
sunflowers and taxes; satisfied with ordi
nary home comforts, knowing nothing
and caring less, of the glorious days of
freedom and chivalry which vanished
with his coming.
Morning found us gliding over tbe
high, dry, uninhabited plains of eastern
Colorado. Not a bush or sage brush in
sight to vary the monotony of the great
plain. At long intervals a sandy creek
afforded wnteMor a sheepor cattle ranch,
and in a few places feeble attempts at
farming had been inane. A little bouse,
sometimes of sod, a few acres ploughed,
a sited and a little pile of coal was all:
no fence!!, nor trees, nor stocks. These
plains have good soil usually, and would
be productive lauds if there was water.
Mountain reservoirs, irrigating ditcher,
and artesian wells may in time render a
part of the? plains habitable acd jko
duftiv. but the amount of water avail
able is wholly inadequate to furnish one
tenth of the aim mnt required. The Ar
kansas river and all ife tribotarifs, if
entirelv diverted to irrigation, conld
onlr farak-h drop where
needed. The 3iiasipp
a gallon fc
fctsstpnt mer at it
present stage mishr be sniheiettt.
While yet 100 intks from Denver there
aroe above the plain a white, glistening
peak, standing dfctmci acd aiooe again
the western "&kv. The creat "Watte
xcuntxia ot tee Indians, to wuc
Major Zehulon Pa g31"6 s at
Mountain" of tiie Indians, to which
the beginning of this century, it would
require fourteen Eiffel towers, tlie high
est work of man, to reach its summit
above sea leveL The stars might tell, if
they would, when this proud peak
reared its proud head into the clouds.
Denver, on Sunday, is not particularly
attractive, as viewed from a railroad
train, for out on the gravely plain
groups of new wooden houses indicate
the boomers success. A group of youug
men on bycicles are a pleasing picture of
grace in motion. Clouds of black smoke
from the smelters showed that work
with them ceased not upon the Sabbath
day; but the business houses were closed,
and the church bells rang out their glad
notes inviting all to join in worship of
Him who reared aloft the mountains
and peopled tlie earth with life.
Indorsements of Ingalls are almost as
thick this spring as chintz bugs were last.
Hail, cyclones and storms in other states
while people are working in their shirt
sleeves in Kansas.
The Atchison Globe has probably not
noticed that the electric light has com
menced to get the bug look.
When Senator Ingalls got off the train
Monday he remarked that Atchison was
growing. This makes Atchison solid for
I has been finally decided that the "I" in
I been is short. People will now go back
and try to find out whether Bacon wrote
If there was any coolness present when
Senator Ingalls called at the editorial
rooms of the Atchison Champion, it was
in the ice water tank.
The colored people of Donglas county
will organize ahout May 1 wnat will be
known as an Ingalls club. It is thought
it will have a membership of at least 500.
Laura 31. Johns says she is not tired of
voting. Nobody supposed that she was.
It is the other women that are tired of vot
ing and of opinions of Laura Johns' kind.
D. R. Anthony will build a training
track at Huron this spring for his race
horses. The governorship is a goal next
fall and Daniel probably feeLs the neces
sity of getting pointers.
Noble Prentis has written an article on
"Frenchmen in Kansas." He does not
mention Emile Firman. However, Mr.
Prentis may be preparing a separate piece
on the ' fc rencnnian m Kansas."
The Lawrence Hyphenated says the boys
up there now wear white pants, but a
Eaper as highly decorous as J.-T. could
ardly make any reference to their femin
ine relatives. ':Lawrence people," it says,
A correspondent of the Enterprise Inde-
Eendent makes a bid for the Louisiana
tate lottery to locate in that town, and
it is safe to say that the correspond
ent knows as little about Kansas as a rat
tlesnake does of Ireland.
Kansas is at present flooded with pe
titions asking the czar to better the
condition of the Siberian exile. They are
being rapidly filled with names. A Kan
sas man when he has a chunce to rub up
against royalty, rarely declines.
The Lawrence Journal-Tribune has a
new column headed "Men and Things."
Of course it is a nice thing to get a men
tion in it, but it leaves the individual men
tioned in a quandary in regard to which
classification he comes under, "Men" or
The sudden demand for brown paper
and vinegar at Abilene early last Sunday
morning was due to the carelessness of a
citizen running over his lawn with a mow
er. Friends ot the family have removed
the debris bricks, boot-jacks and such
missels from tho front yard.
Rev. Dr. Joseph T. Durvea, of Omaha,
formerlv of Brooklyn. N. Y.. one ot" the
ablest divines in the country, has been se
lected to deliver the baccalaureate sermon
at the commencement of the Kansas State
University in June, and Col. J. McCook,
of New York City, will deliver the annual
G. W. Glick and R. B. Morris of Atchi
son, and T. A. Osborn, C. G. Foster and G.
F. Sharritt of Topeka, have bought liS5
acres six miles west of Wyandotte, which
they will plat as a cemetery. It is on the
line of two railroads, lias goou uramage, a
black, loamy soil with no alkali spots. If
any one wants to be buried, they had bet
ter call and examine what is here before
The Atcliison Patriot is of the opinion
"It comes natural for men to be cranky
the same as it does for them to lie, swear,
smoke cigars, chew tobacco and drink beer
and other beverages, but it is unnatural
for women to do so." The Patriot philos
opher niiint either have a poor memory or
his youug stomach at the time of his first
cigar, beer, chew, etc., must have been
made of boiler iron.
One of our prett y high school girls and
her "feller" were standing on the bridge
the other evening looking at the smoothly
flowing water beneath it as it glistened in
the moonlight. He plancod up at the full
moon and iuLed: "What do you supjwee it
ib that keeps the moon in place aiid pre
vents it lrom falling'" She answered
softly and sweetly, "I don't know, dear,
uulesjs it be the beams." Chapman Cour
ier. OKLAHOMA OUTLINES.
Frisco is the next lucky town to have a
Next Tuesday and Oklahoma will be
just one year old.
One of the most prosperous men of Reno
City is a Chinaman.
There is less said about the sooners in
Oklahoma at present than for a year back.
As good a town as Frisco could not get
along without a bank and it is to have oiks.
About all the kicking in Oklahoma at
present is directed against the mail service.
Norman is a money order post office now
and the convenience is apprtchUfed by the
Nature is smiling on Oklahoma aad the
comers of her mouth natch from PareeU
Reno Citr is to have another hoteL This
doesn't look much like the town had stop
The corn and oats of Oklahoma have be
gun to push through the ground and see
what the n&v.- country i like.
The one good thing that ever failed in
Oklahoma whs the editorial association
aad there is tame for redemption, yet.
Oklahoma doesn't want tbe corerzuneat.
to make soldiers out of the Indiana. Tbey
want them down there for their trade.
Th hvr nuHst.inn at KintrfisBcr has cot
down in the alphabet a, far a "J. K. L."
'M. N. O." is preparing bus manuscript.
A colony for Oklahoma pad through
the city this mormns, says a Lawrence pa
per. Tby wre wdff equippl for frontier
The fat men in Oklahoma have bosun to
perspire. It is now tafe to write "Spcmj;
has come" without bavins the item fJosc
Oklahoma gruuu lettoca if already on
the market. A plast with uea "set up
awl get' oucht to be made the acabfeta ot
Followiag a wagoa containing tar
Iadiaas ware seveateea does of the femaJe
persuasion, on Maia street, ia KiagfislMsr,
the other inorain.
Curlew aad ptoTer r plentiful on our
prain and owr sporsaen ar kilting rnu
sMernbif game in this vicinity, the Nor
man Transcript says.
The picnic prt arraaed for ia Okla
noma for next ToeT wM indicate
that the women of Oklahoma are bwnr
jot now preparm?; "crab."
A Presbyterian church 4 bgtog organic
ed in toe D- CroA waulwwiri wit a
tnnnb-acMfeip of forir. afaoot twcHe mOm
wert of Edxuood. ft?v. Hnsnejris tiw at-
A number of Aran&ac'e Indian tm
their chiidr from cnooi and oanjyawnV-hrta-tr
ration vmr eat 1 Mae
tnesr return. Tb Imduat htm a Httje on ,
at praaent. bat will coma tneni a& right
Tnc pino to jrit an imtam w In the
iteaui, 6ys the Seas Gfty CfcjkaL l
An extraordinaiy good value at 29c, being barely cost
of material, and we "offer equally as good values in the
better grades, including the Celebrated Star Shirt Waist
Now is the time to make your purchase.
Mens' Hosiery and Underwear. A complete assort
meet at Hie very lowest prices.
JUST RECEIVED New styles in Challies, India
Silks and all the latest novelties in dress goods and trim
mings. CLOAK DEPARTMEIsT Stylish Spring Jackets.
The best quality, perfect fitting, garment for 2.SS ever
offered for the money. This week we offer every gar
garment at prices that will make them sell quickly. "
CARPET DEPARTMENT will be found mora com
plete than ever. Every department of our immense stock
is being daily replenished with new goods.
PRICES ALWAYS THE LOWEST AT THE
MS ttOUSe Oj
S. W. CORKER DOUGLAS AVE. AND MARKET ST.
Best Quality Freneh Sateens
This wreak at 22 cents. New line of Swiss Flouncing
from 50 cents to $2 a yard, the best value in tlie city.
Visit our Millinery Department. It will satisfy tho
most fastideous. New shapes received on Monday
Geo. Thornton, of Oklahoma City, can
didate for marshal of tlie territory, is in
Washington and writes to a friend thnt he
has the endorsement of Senators (,'nllom
and Farwell, of Illinois, and that he has
seen the Attorney general and feels very
much encouraged over his prospects.
Kingfisher World: The first final proof
to be made in Oklahoma is published in
tbi issue of the "World, made Ivy "Wm. Cra
craf t, through his attorney, J. W. Morris,
on the southeast quarter section 11, town
ship 17 north, range 3. The time set for
the date of final proof is May 14, jnafc one
month earlier tkan the application for the
final proof to Ik publihediu the Oklaho
ma City Journal, The claim is eighteen
miles northeast of Kingfisher aud u a fine
one. Mr. Craeraft is to be congratulated
for the honor of proving up the firnt home
stead in the great and glonout. country of
A BEAUriFUL TRIBUTE.
From Um Kanvs City Star.
The last word uttered by Congressman
Randall was "mother." the trm
by which lie was wont to . ad
dress the faithful woman who
shared his Iriumplts and hw trials,
and vho reared the children that bieaaetl
their union. There waa no thought of
tlie high honors which liad crowned the
career of the statesman, in that supreme
moment which intervened between time
and eternity. It wa too immeaeuntblr
precious for care concerning the things
whici end with life and vanish with the
fashion of this preaent world. It waa
fillet! only with the Jove which is might
ier in thi fierce struggles for temporal
BuccesB than the pain, of defeat or the
exultation of victory, and which, at the
end, awerta its supremacy over the ter
rors of dissolution. Ihe worm will re
member Samuel J. Randall for tlie splen
dor of his intellectual achievements nod
his illustrious service to tho state: Those
wlio were bound to him by the close ties
of kinship, and w-ho krww htm as a
friend, will cherish in their lieartt a
dearer and truer image of a mxn who
wa faithful to those sacred relations
which call into exercise the noblest fac
ulties of tlie soul, and which remained
to illuminate an liour shadowed by the
uncertainty of tbe solemn future.
Some Kan are Both.
Prom tbe Waahla-tca Star.
The difference between a Har aad a
hypocrite is that the liar k not always
Culcnar aa 3be is Dteptajred.
Think of this as a study in gramma- ia
an editorial column of tha Boston Her
ald: "The ballet seldom shows better
legs, plumper figures or mors roy
cheeks than these pudding burleqr
seme up to their audien'-." And thn
in cultured Boston, and in a d'vn;i n
of Harvard students!
KB1??- TOSKS GB2AT CHEMIST,
This U to certUy that I t aoalrasd Dr Vtaxi Cr-i Ba-tmc: 7wcU&
I ssmI u sssBSSijd of mtm mater-. ofttapoasKUd oa ewrracC oS a
ttaVt ariadatea. TW ussTtdMat art- acuruj and ndaartt
aeailjr proportlOML Henc. br or MarsH pevawt
A wit It are hotter waited for iftawrtna
R. 06DKX DOHJtWlH. U. Ol. XL A.
Unless "we can offer you bet
ter goods at tlie same price
than any one else. Ail we
ask is a TRIAL.
Will leave to you the
KAUFMAN & KOHER,
201 NORTH MAIN.
Oh, You ifauffntjr Man.
The ladies of Topeka
Have BtrugKki long aad well
To win the right of sntfraga
And make their ballot TeH
In filling school trusteeships,
And eke an honored mayor
From Topeaa's upper ten.
The ladit of TopeXa.
it may soem strange to hay.
Now register hot slowly
Against election day:
But tbe raaon yon will elaarly
Undf tand, I will entaups,
When yon know the laws osasfHtl them
To swear unto their age
Aa to a Looktnc (Has.
Prats MM W--wrl7. . T. ! Piwi,
Some unknown friend has lkks for
rerl copies of the WicWts, JCa.,
Daily Eaolk. Judging, from its wfl
fllled cohimiw, Wichita must be a ?ry
Aa office that reoejrea the Lsstran
worth Times does not need an xsMSe
exchange list. Tho Times culls ry
Stun good that is m tho Yawns ptmm.
And w hare very frequent c coastoa to
cull from tho Reflector. U-wortkTJtn.
A Uttio ante anbooetae.
Paa 1 Sam J n,
My ideal of a man is Jobs the Bftftist
who jumped on a king nod stomsssl tins
Tery feathers out of him. Wfec fc wu
put in jaul he avid he wosjJd star tfc
l urmi :w- ant rarnaa ntm oot tliiiaagli
th k'vr,1.- before be would JNedify
1 otU .n that he liad said,
limes & Ross.
tat Boy of Is