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fcc ttttcttim jparlij gagte: Jfetedaij ptamg, guprH 26, 1890.
31. Sf. SirKDOCK, Editor.
General Alger lias denied that there
are no politics in his trip so much that a
great many people have begun to suspect
A Brooklyn couple were excommuni
cated for marrying during Lent. As the
church forbids divorce they can not un
marry, so their trouble seems irremedi
Senator Stanford is said to regard his
presidential boom seriously. If some
men in former years had been as wise as
Stanford they never -would have been
It now appears that the telegraph com
panies will have to increase their facili
ties, or some of the numerous base ball
leagues have their bcores remain unpublished.
President Carnot, of France, in his trip
is visited by vast crowds, like on a simi
lar tour Sir. Cleveland was viewed; and
31. Carnot hasn't a beautiful young wife
A Milwaukee woman is preparing to
marry a foreign count who is several
years younger than herself. Tliis is a
c ase where it is eminently improper to
charge the woman with Anglo-maniac-i-.ni.
She is probably a patriotic, individ
ual and will manage the count in true
democratic style. .
A financial crises is reported at Mel
Ixmrne. "NVild speculation in twelve
months ago has been followed by many
failures. Banks of issue, which are le
gally empowered to advance on real es
tate, have been severely hurt, and not a
few general financial institutions are still
Jalxring in the storm. The annual yield
of the gold mines of the colony has been
gradually diminishing for many years,
and exports showed a decrease of 1,807,
JJG1 as compared with 18SS.
By a singular, not to sav- remarkuble,
coincidence Henry M. Stanley, the great
explorer of Africa, was received with
great demonstrations at Brussells m
Jionor of his achievements, on the same
day (last Saturday) that General John C.
Fremont, the great American explorer,
more familiarly known as the path
finder, Avas placed on the retired list of
the army of the United States by an act
congress; a recognition in part of his
fcervices to this country in the line that
made Stanlev world famous.
SOME CURRENCY FACTS.
"The grasshopper shall bo a burden nnd desire shall fall; because man goeth to his long home, and
the mourners go about the streets." Ecleslastics jji, 5.
THE ABUDAKT DESIP.E, THE BUT.DEXED GUASSIIOFrrjR AXD THE MOURNERS WICHITA'S
LONG HOMES AND BOARD OF TRADE IX THE DISTANCE. '
The board of trade at El Paso, Tex.,
earnestly protests against the proposed
duty on Mexican ores in the McKinley
tariff bill. The Kansas City Star thinks
it is ''a significant and encouraging
Fpeclacle to see the Lone Star state with
its 14(5,000 Democratic majority and the
Sunflower state with its 82,000 Republi
can majority pulling together on the
tariff question." There's nothing strange
about that. Self interest is tho first and
strongest impulse of nature. As the
poet expresses it "A fellow feeling makes
us wondrous kind."
Had the names of the Republican and
Democratic candidates for governor of
Rhode Island in the recent election been
exchanged, and the final outcome of the
contest tho reverse of what it was, how
extremely exasperating it would have
I )een to our friends, tho enemy. Noth
ing could be more tantalizing to the
hungry thau to prepare for a sumptuous
jepast and, just as they are in the act of
partaking thereof, to have the Grubb
fnatched away. The Republicans of
Little Rhody might have felt something
of the sensations referred to., only they
were not particularly hungry, having
partaken of their "meals"' regularly and
ithout interruption for a quarter of a
Representative Peters' statement of
uc result of his recent inquiries of the
government's cash on hand and prospect
ive revenues must bo something of a
po.er to congress at the present juncture.
Judge Peters is to be commended for his
interest and earnestness in these matters.
Congress cannot afford to act unadvisedly-
in legislating upon matters upon
which the maintenance of the active
operations of the government depends.
Vnk'ss there is a corresponding reduc
tion in tho expense of the government it
is worse tlum idle to talk about reducing
the revenue?. If congiess should under
take to do this it will find that handling
n deficit is a bigger job than handling a
biirplus. The universal jopular demand
for a reduction in tho lxnenues of the
government comprehends all the involv
ings of the idea of economy.
The czar of Russia will not listen to the
petitions from America and England.
The descendant of Csesar knows the voice
of the people and its strength, but he
hasn't the discretion or sense to give it a
The very enthusiastic reception given
to Stanley in Belgium indicates that the
project for the aggrandizement of the
Congo free state has not been abandoned
by its friends, and that the rescuer of
Emin may be tempted to continue in the
service of which King Leopold is tho
head. The effigy of the little lion of Bel
gium may be on the Congo flag, but it
will be the big lion of England that Avill
supply the sinews of war for the strug
gle with the perils of the dark continent
and for rivalry with the forces of the
German colonists. Stanley's prediction
that the day will soon come when Bel
gians would, sail from Antwerp to visit
their brethren on the Congo, and his en
tertainment by members of the great
hoiibc of Rothschild, points toward a
continuance of his mission under the old
auspices witn greater resources man
have heretofore been at his command.
being shadowed, and it is hoped it will
not bo long before he will be caught and
put where he will cease from troubling
honest and genteel people.
A few weeks ago, a sergeant in charge
tf tho signal weather station in New
York, predicted a terrible Hood calamity
for the Mississippi: that the crest of a
mighty flood wave would sweep over the
rountry with the velocity of tho Avind
nr.d devastate the whole face of the
country. He embraced the city of New
Orleans within tho scoje of his predicted
Hood and thus roused the crescents'
indignation to such a pitch that they de
manded tho removal of the offending
otlicer. But. incredible as the prediction
np'nared. it lias been verified, in art at
kat. The fioods came and the crest of
the wave swept high over tle levees that
have hitherto withstood the worst floods
know and a vast expanse of country i at
this moment completely deluged." Ex
cept :is to the city of New Orleans, that
lias K) far escaped, the prediction hab
been fulfilled almost to the letter.
It has been asserted that the system of
jetties near the mouth of the Mississippi
river is largely responsible for the pres
ent flood in the lower portion of that
stream, the theory being that the jetties
serve to dam the river, partially, but suf
ficiently to impede the flow of water
tlu-ough tho channel out into the gulf.
Tins would seem plausible enough but
for the fact that while tho channel lias
been narrowed somewhat its depth has
beu increased by several feet, so that
wih the increased velocity of the water
a greater quantity actually escapes in a
gio-en time than before the jetties were
constructed. Accepting this last theory,
as has been practically demonstrated,
the jetty and levee system would seem to
afford a practical solution of the problem
how to prevent these periodic and disas
trous overflows. But it will require
many years to perfect a system so as'to
put an end to these annual floods of the
The goldite papers and orators are con
tinually holding up the case of the Ar
gentine Republic as an argument against
a large volume of currency. They ap
pear to argne that the United States can
not float a larger volume of money per
capita than can. the South American
states. The roviemie collected by the
government amounts to 400,000,000
every year, and so long as this money
will pay dues ta the government it will
float at par, even if the amount in circu
lation should be doubled. Besides this,
all money issued by the government will
settle all dues to the states and between
individuals, and so long as this is con
tinued our money cannot depreciate. To
argue that our money will go down
argues that our government is weak and
its life uncertain. Money in actual cir
culation is below $20 per capita, and no
honest, well informed man has said or
will say that $30 per capita would en
danger the value of our circulating medium.
Pennsylvania politics are developing a
greater degree of interest this year than
for several past. Encouraged by the
success of that party in Rhode Island in
the recent gubernatorial contest the
Pennsylvania Democrats have bobbed
up in an apparently vigorous manner
and actually planned, to enter the con
test for governor. But the present indi
cations are that the rivalr- Ixstween
the Wallace and Delamater factions for
the nomination for their respective
champions will develope into a war that
wijl lecome irreconcilable. The "Wallace
faction the supporters of ex-Senator
"William "Wallace also understood to be
uncompromising Cleveland men, while
the Delamater contingent are just as
loyal to Governor Hill, of New York, as
a presidential candidate. "With this con
dition of affairs the Republicans, who
are in do danger in any event, can
afford to quietly look on and enjoy the
There are a great many men who believe
that the Kansas Immigration Bureau is a
iraud. El Dorado Republican.
"Who are they, and Avhere do the "great
many'5 live? '"We confess this is the iirst
intimation of that sort Ave have heard,
and are persuaded that our e. c. is draw
ing on his imagination. The insinuation
is anything but complimentary to the
Republican's honored and honorable fel-loAv-tOAvnsman,
C. C. Turner, avIio is a
member of the Bureau, as Avell as to the
sixty-odd other prominent and respecta
ble citizens of as many counties in this
state. On what does the Republican
base its aspersion? Is it because the Bu
reau has not gone out and gathered up
several thousand millionaires and brought
them in bodily, money and all, and
dumped them down in Butler county?
The Eagle hasn't the slightest doubt
that Butler and all the other counties
Avill get full value for all the immigra
tion enterprise has or Avill cost them, to
say nothing of the benefits that Avill in
ure to the state as a whole from the
There is a chance for Wichita papers to
save that windy city yet, but they must
drive out the "special reporter wlio are
quartered there, sending out false reports
to eastern papers. -Salina News.
Tlie most searching investigation that
could be made failed to locate tlie "spe
cial reporters" referred to in this city.
The truth of tlie matter is the fellow Avho
has done most of tlie sensational and
damaging lying about Kansas under
"Wichita dates does not live here and is
not here any more frequently than at
other railroad towns of the state and
southwest, being a peripatetic character
knoAvn by the genteel sobriquet of "com
mercial tourist." "Why lie should date
his slanderous communications from this
city, altliough mailed or wired from
other and sometimes far distant points,
canuot lx? conjectured unless it be to
give his contributione a show of respecta
bility and reliability. This feUoAv's iden
tity is protty avcH established and ho is j
REPUBLICANISM IN PORUGAL.
Fifty members have just been elected
to the house of deputies of Portugal,
and not one of them is a Republican.
At first thought this result does' not seem
to comport Avell with the statement at
the time of the establishment of the
Brazilian republic, that Portugal Avas
also moAing rapidly toward a republican
form of government.
But there unquestionably exist
throughout that country a very strong
sentiment in favor of Republicanism
and this feeling has of late been intensi
fied by the inertness of the young king,
Don Carlos, and by his manifest inapti
tude for public affairs. The kingdom of
Portugal is tolerably avcII governed, save
that the system of taxation is Aery bur
densome and that the public finances
have long been in a chronic state of con
fusion. The people, as a AA-hole. have little to
complain of in the Avay of oppresion, but
among tho middle and lower classes
there is grievous discontent over poverty
and heavy taxes, and the exceptional
privileges accorded to tlie nobility and
the aristocracy. This uneasiness is par
ticularly strong among the young men,
many of whom have been educated m
France, in Germany and in England,
and have been indoctrinated Avith repub
licanism. But this feeling has not yet passed be
yond the purely theoretical stage. Tiiere
are a few Republican clubs in existence;
but tlie Avork of propagandism has not
been pushed, and there is comparatively
little organized effort that Avould be likely
to manifest itself in any very pronounc
ed effect upon elections.
The Republicans of Portugal are not
Aveak in numbers or infirm in purpose,
and that the current of affairs is set in
tlietr direction can not be questioned. It
Avill require a great crisis to call them
strongly to the front as a party, but that
crisis is not at present to be found in the
Neither, indeed, will Republican oppor
tunity lie in the popular excitement that
has been precipitated by tho arrival at
Lisbon of Major Serpa Pinto. av1k was
die Portuguese leader in tlie recent Afri
can controversy Avith England. The
feeling against England makes Serpa
Pinto the hero of the hour, but that see
timent is not likely to assume efficient
magnitude to seriously disturb the government.
At present, on account of the high
premium on United States bonds, and
the fact that the deposit of bonds for
security on circulation is 100 for every
90 of circulation, the banks have been
constantly withdrawing their circulation,
because it does not pay. The aggregate
circulation of national banks in 1881 was
$325,000,000; in '83, 305,000,000; in '86,
202,000,000; in '83, 143,000,000; and in
'89 it had dropped to 128,000,000; a loss
in nine years of 197,000,000. It is easy
to see that it Avill soon pass aAvay en
tirely. It will be a great misfortune,
says a financial paper, for the circula
tion of these notes, if properly encour
aged, would be a flexible regulator bf
tlie currency of the country, and would
expand or contract according to the
business needs of the people. But Avhile
all this is true as far as it goes it is some
Avhat misleading, in that it does not givo
a full statement of tlie case. The volume
of the circulating medium has been re
duced by the means suggested, but not
to the extent the figures given indicate,
for it must be borne in mind that while
the national bank notes Avere being Avith
draAvn from circulation the coinage of
gold and silver has gone on steadily at
the rate of something like two and a
half million a month, which has gone
into circulation either as coin or by
proxy in the shape of certificates, and
the aggregate of these additions for the
nine years named has been approxi
mately equal to the bank notes with
drawn. THE COUNTRY WANTS IT.
From tho Kansas City Journal.
Every hour of delay on the part of
the Republicans to report a silver bill
adds to the already existing discontent of
tne people. During the last twenty-live,
years no public question has reached a
culminating point with the people so
rapidly as this silver question. Congress
men from the west, avIio have not visited
their constituents since last November,
Avould do Avell to visit their homes for a
few days and talk with the people they
meet on the streets. They Avill find a.
most remarkable situation, Bankets,
who a few months ago Avere in sympathy
with the gold contraction financiers, are
now silent. Their old arguments are too
absurd for use. No one Avill listen to
them. Bankers, who a fewmonths since
looked AA'ise and remained silent, are now
open advocates of silver. The people,
Avho a feAv montlis ago viewed the situa
tion A-ith Avonder, now comprehend the
bearing of the facts. They now realize
the maih cause of the grinding process
that has been going on. They have dis
covered that enterprise, industry and
economy count for little asrainst govern
ment control of money. They are justly
indignant to knoAA- that their efforts to
help themselves are baulked by the gOA--ernment
they are taxed to support.
A crisis is at hand in the affairs of this
country. The gold theory means a plu
tocracy. The silver fight means the rule
of the people in fact as Avell as theory. ,.
Only tho Finest Goes Here.
From the Kingman Democrat.
The Wichita Eagle of Wednesday
contained an '"epitome of reliable infor
mation and statistic data" of SedgA-ick
county. In design and execution it is
one of the finest specimens of neAvspaper
type-setting Ave have ever seen.
From the Emporia Republican.
An Omaha paper declares that Kansas
flour is as good as any other flour, no
matter Avhere it may come from. When
a Nebraska paper makes an admission of
this sort, it may bo set down that the
editor regards Kansas flour as better
than any other flour, no matter Avhere it
may come from. And he is not far
Avrong, no matter where he may come
A Prophet Not Without Honor.
Trom Uio Atchison Globe.
An Atchison man named Ingalls, has
become so prominent in the nation that
the New York World devoted four pages
to an interview Avith him, illustrated the
interview with twenty-seven pictures
engraved from instantaneous photo
graphs. Yet in Atchison you Avill oc
casionally find a little old man avIio says
that Ingalls does not amount to any
thing. Correctly Estimated.
From the Lawrence Journal.
Fritz Schnitzler, the fat and good
natured Wichita alderman, is a .first
cousin to Emin Bey, the African ex
plorer. This Avill m a measure account
for the nerve possessed by the Wichita
gentleman. It seems that blood tells
here as elseAAiiere, and there is no man
in Kansas avIio Avill take as many chances
on anything or stay longer with Avhat he
undertakes than Avill Fritz.
Don't Fool Yourself with that Idea.
Prom the St Joe News.
The employes of the Atchison post-
otnee recently presented the retiring
Ptujs?r wiM cut glass wane set ane
a Bohemian egg-uog-r set. Living in
prohibition Kansas, llw ex-official doesn't
know Avhether to repaid the gift as a standby np.
Relative Area of Cities.
Tacoma Daily Ledger.
Seattle, Avith the proposed additions,
will be 12 miles in length and will con
tain about 130 square miles, and be
largest in area of any city in the United
States, unless it be Philadelphia, Avhich
has 129 square miles. The next in size
is Peoria, 111,, Avhich has an e-en 100.
St. Louis folloAvs next Avith 61 square
miles. New Orleans comes next Avith 60.
St. Paul has 51, Minneapolis 53, Buffalo
42, San Francisco 41 J, NeAv York 41,
Brooklyn 40, Los Angeles 40, Chicago 40,
Boston gets along with 31 square miles
of territory. Cinrinnatti supports a oonu-
lation of 330.000 on 27 Miuare miles.
Hazelton has a "Central Park," but
it doesn't base its claims of a metropolis on
Charles Finch, of the Lawrence Journal,
is editor of the Kansas City Times' Kan
sas column. ,
The Avolf scalp industry in Grant county
didn't need as much protection as it did
There is almost as little said about the
Farmers' Alliance in the papers now as
there was a year ago.
Fort Scott has broken out with the first
firemen's tournament Avhich will be held
from June the tenth until the fourteenth.
The click of the corn planter is at pres
ent the metronome for the whistle of the
Kansas farmer and the tune goes prestissi
mo. A Kansas City man has patented a life
preserver. This is another reason Avhy
congress should see that the Missouri is
The ministerial association at Topeka
has just endorsed the Blair educational
bill. This is an item AA'hich in itself con
tains the best comment.
When Senator Ingalls next Shakes hands
with President Harrison he will probably
notice that the grip is tighter, iieartier.
The president reads the World.
Mr. O'Connor, of the Emporia NeAvs
Democrat, has fallen into poetry. It may,
hoAvever, only be a spring rise and he Avill
probably get out all right, if it don't rain.
It has been noticed that the Flint Hills
aie more reverberating than utual this
spring but nobody thought of laying it on
the new suits of the El Dorado lawn tennis
K. C. Star: The statement that Senator
Plumb and Henri Watterson are quite
"chummy" teems to be borne out by the
report that Henri lost ?1,800 at poker the
Hon. D. AV. Wilder, state superintend
ant of insurance, has presented the State
Historical society Avith a handsome framed
life-sized photograph of the late John A.
A very mild stimulatiA'e malt fluid
called "hop tea" is uoav on sale in Law
rence. This may account for that man 1
seventy-nine years old ana n Avonian ol
sixty-live being married there the other
The correspondents of the St. Louis
Globe-Democrat and the Kansas City
Times had a set-to at Leavenworth, Wed
nesday and the Times give it a column.
The Times is a great stickler on "nature's
The employes of the Atchison postoffice
recently presented the retiring postmaster
A-ith a cut glass Aine set and a Bohemian
egg-nogg set. And the recipient is not a
man so- conscientious that lie AA-ould go
across the river to use them either.
A farmer in CoffeA county says that in
1SG1 he set out an ash groA-e. and in 2SSS he
cut one of the trees that made one stick of
hewed timber twenty feet long and eight
inches square at the top. The tree awis
upwards of a hundred leet from stump to
It is reported that Mr. J. F. Goddard,
for ninny years general traffic manager of
the Atchison, Topeka 5o Santa Fe road,
Avill resign and accept the first second
presidency of the Milwaukee &; St. Paul
road, haying in charge its trallic depart
ment. Phillips county instructs for John Bis
sell for congress. Smith county instructs
for Webb McNall. Wallace county in
structs for A. E. McLennan and Ellis
county instructs for Turner. All of the
candidates in the Sixth district seem to be
running against the field.
The Salina Republican is on 'change.
It speaks. There is no use in having the
price of corn and Avheafc so low. I he farm
ers can just as Avell get higher prices 'ls
not. To this end tlie Republican Avill
giA'e 75 cents a bushel for wheat and 125
cents for corn, taken on subscription.
There is no use talking, the market needs
bulling and we are going to go at it.
The late C. II. Hosley, of Fort Scott car
ried two life insurance policies of $2,000
each, drawn in faA-or of las Avife. He nat
urally oA-erlooked the possibility' of her
death, folloAving in a feAV hours after his
oAn, AA-liich it did, and as he neglected the
legal formality of adopting or making 1m
heir a neice, who Avas raised by himself
and Avife the money Avill go to other peo
ple. Under the provisions of the World's fair
bill Governor Humphrey will within the
the next thirty days appoint tAvo commis
sioners to represent Kansas. One must be
a Democrat and one a Republican. The
names presented so far from the Demo
cratic side of the house are Judge A. A.
Harris, of Fort Scott; Tully Scott, of Os
borne: C. K. Holliday, Jr., of the Topeka
Democrat and W. K. Carlisle, of Wicinti.
The Republican names are: II. Barnes, of
Independence; E, C. Culp, of Sahua, and
C. S. Hartough, of LeavenAvorth.
Fort Scott has a case of corporal punish
ment in the schools which has caused con
siclp.mhle inditniiitinn in th;if, tow n. Prrif.
J. W, Steele, it appears, does not permit I
questions to be asked by pupils only at .
certain times. One of the smaller girls
asked him a question about a point in her
language lesson that puzzled her, at a time
Avhich he thought not the right time, nnd
he told her that if she asked it again he
would Avhip her. Just before her class
was calledshe, haAing got all but that one
point in the lesson, repented her question.
The professor struck her across t he back
with a switch, and ns he struck again she
AA-inced, causing him to strike her over the
head, the point of the sAvitch drawing
blood from ner cheek. Steele Avas arrested
for assault and battery and lined by a jus
tice of the peace, the line and costs
amounting to 15.X.
Innes : & : Ross,
Special Sale for lee Days!
oO pieces biege ciiallies at 6 l-4c; one case fancy stripe dress
goods at; 23c; all wool challies, in checks and stripes, at 30c, well
worth 50c; a new satine, extra value, ivill be sold ac 10c
We are showing more new dress goods in Brilliantines,
Bengalines, Striped Monlines and many new fabrics not to be ob
jftew vasli fabrics in French and Scotch Ginghams, Zephyrs,
Toile du 2birds and everTthin in desirable wash goods.
Fast black organdies in checks and stripes at 15 to SOc per
yard, best values ever offered for the money.
White goods at oc and up to the finest silk mulls. A great
assortment at prices that will make you a liberal saving.
GREAT BARGAINS AT THE
white House of Innes & Ross.
S. W. COUNTER DOUGLAS AVE. AXD MAltKET ST.
Silk Sun Unbrellas, with solid gold and Silver handles at
81.25 to $2.50. These are special values.
Eeal French Sateens at 22 cents a yard, including a full line
of solid colors.
We have no hesitation in saying that our millinery depart
ment is the very best in the city.
We have the most artistic trimmers in the city and trim your
hat without charge, while you wait for it.
Our worK speaks for itself, an inspection of this department
s cordially requested.
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JLaS JL Jl V- Kxf
126 AND 128 DOUGLAS AVE.
593$?-C3T5y53E?U'1reWa-Tr VT-I" --2T'
HIZKR 4 TO 14 YRS.
Worth 1, for 75 cents
Worth 75 for 50 cents
p:iy 2 par oont moro
Hume 0oifl at Oth ur
Brookly nQnds room for 850,000 on 28
square miles and Mihvaukee accomodates
210.000 on IGi- square miles. Thf small
(t of large cities in the United States is
Birmingham, Ala., which has one square
utile and 40.000 people; Hobokeu is a
fourth of a mile larger and has 10,000
more people. Memphis croAvds 75.000
into a space of three square miles. Rich
mond. Ya.. has five square miles
and. 80,000 people. Louisville Avith a
population of 200,000, covers only 13
The Way to Succeed.
From tbe Ptttsbor? IMswfcA-
Edison is a count, a millionaire and
the most famous living inventor. lbs
present Avealth, which amounts to many
millions, is as nothing compared to what
it will be in the next few years; hot he
still AA-orks away in his laboratory and
cornea forward "to greet you in juet
such a suit of clothes as he wore twentr
yers ago. As compared with Edisons
diney little snop of twenty years ago out
in itenlo park, in which he used to est
his bread and cheese seated on an old
packing bos talking over the work in
liand with his two or three workmen,
tbe present surroundings are fabuloosly
luxurious. Everything shows unbounded
mean, which may be the ease whn we
remember that this famous Jaionuory
cods $300,000 a rar to maintain. But
the master mind is stttl tbe same.
"When he worts it means wurk for the
men. In the old days al Meok park k
was no uncommon thing for him to re
main at the boch for forry-etght hours
at a stretch, sending one of the boys for
crackers and chee&e whenever he feU
hungry and not giving u nntil 3m
asstac5 had actually fatten aaleep
standiae np. Todav fie is jut as interested!
Edmonds will haAe a cotton gin and a
flouring and feed mill this fall.
If Alfred Avants one thing to strike it
more than another it is a bank.
It has noA-er been satisfactorily settled
what Bill Hackney bai his eye on.
There ia about as much base ball in Ok
lahoma at present as there is spring fever.
Milt Reynolds has hi crops in and his
hens set and is waiting for the cretary
ship. You do not Kee many farmers Sn Okla
homa tOAvm thefee day. They are al! too
There is less wrangling a present than
at any time sines tne opening of Okla
homa. It i rather late in the winter, bat pop
corn parties are still rife in No Mao. s
It is now a demonstrated fact that cot
ton will have a fair trial in Oklahoma tin
Tbe politicians in Oklahoma ooiy sleep
five boors in every twecty-loar now. They
The El Reno Herald ha. lately turned
into a boom paper, and of eosrxe Ite tows
shows the result.
Everything i? plentiful in OkUhwna
spring. An iiidu3rioas exchange an
nounces that the tad-poles are thick.
The city council of Gnthrle ha passed
an ordinance shnsiiac out taesfeell games,
soap men and all "share thing gMm"
'E Paribus ranin,' "Veritas" and "Old
Snb-cnber' urt: preparing their manu
scripts and getting ready io fire into the
One of tbe editor of the Territorial Ad
voc&te thinks he would make a good re
ceiver for the land afike to be ettaUisfced
in No-Man VLand.
There are lots of felkw? who have no
bop ot gettiac fa surfer a territorial f orca
who rather expect that iIkj ay be tb
governor of the state
The report that tbe ee&aeaod dock a,,
go north by the Santa Fe rcane since a ,
sportsmen club has bu orsaaised at
kingfisher lacks cxm&roimQtm. and fas proo- j
ably nntme. !
There is an lucre'--! demand or rislrai
in this vicinity and too prio befog aaisl
for retinqniNiwMirtA of JxaMtftW right
sreenmbmg upward every day , mrm tfev
Whfctfver teeosnes tbe sprwaor of Okla
homa, be hadn't, right at pretest, wty Um
ef tbe nentber of fefaaAs he hm fa CKsfcr
noma who wiH was te J him oa the
One-Prire Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers.
Vail ftnH Pi! Pmaptly,
Beaver Tribune: Range cattle are begin
ning to take on fat. The graa being well
started drives them plenty to eat ami
an abnmtance of pure Arxter ht always of
ea.y access. Cattle came through tbe
winter in line shape and without tmj lam.
The first settler to offer hb final proof at
tbe Guthrie land office waa Mr. Peter I.
MHn, Avho introduced his evidence Wed
neMlay. Mr. Mason was the first and only
settler upon tbe northeast quarter of sec
tion II, in township 15 north, of range 3
west. It is a fine tract of land, situated
about eight miles sooth of Gntnrie, near
City Marshal James M. Sannders, of
Kincnsher, better known as "Uncle Jim-
nue," has received tne Jouow)n& interest
KncorwHEB, April 21.
Old Doe Your life is short. You will
be kihl in less than 12 hoars unless yon
leave town. Hell and dinamite is axed for
yon. Yon have now ran onto a snag. I
want yonr hart's blood.
KlBWKISKER DVf AMITE TarT
There are in El Heno three hotels, six
restaurant, three livery stables, three dry
goods store, four drujr store, three ham
ware stores, two banks, three lumber
yards, ten real estate dealers, two hum
dries, two lawyers, three doctors, two
blacksmith shops, two butcher shop, rme
newspaper and job amc thn 'ja.krrw
one harness shop, one ph-u.T-p', -Suodey
schooL oo n-if; t .i...'-r
fnrnitnre store, one jeweler, three grecsr
ies, one commission merchant, three ttswr
and feed stores, two ooa! dealers, one gfcfte
shop, four contractor and boilderm, few
barber shops. At least the liensld says so.
Our postmaster, Captain Fred Lewie,
had some old memories vividly rvrfved
while in Wichita last week. It mm
that Captian Lwi was really one of tike
first settlers upon what is now tbe tawn
stt of Wichita. It was sotnettujut mora
than twenty years ago that be ns
"Lank" sore, a rustling ptooeor wkoni
ell our old settlers retneber, hxmlml
I claim whT Wichita now stands aed
ererted the first shanty a putt the Knwtnd
whre now stands this wcmoarfni wt
rn city. Then were no tres thwe the
and the scene was desolate nfc&L TJy
soon tired of the country, which gave tut
sign of its fotore greatest. aadaoaadol
the place. Last w-k Fred was takoa to
tbe too of a high budding and shown A
remarkable etty which baa grow up
there socr then. Of course it was & p.
dream to him. and was cafeuJNMd to
link" hirn m;' --.-. fun rwsxtlt
Ktw- !n.f, ' Jui his fin sis lit --
I y a- hi- bifi feught.
ESOST PERFECT MADE.
TJKITED STAT2S DEPABTMHHTOF AGRICTJLTUB3
Washington, D. C.
Br aa aa&lvms of Pr. Prio resun Bakbsg Vr4nr I 2nd
it earefelly oompoandVl , and 2 r&td as the hm
bK&og powder ta the market m every rese-woi.
Lai Cbzsin t the VbMM & Dcpsxtcusg
mhlvu . i o?;i a ncn jokc,
bsei: and oafl ifca eM jaaa.