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Jpc Wxthtix gailij gagfe: ,f atactaij Laming, Jpatj 3, 1890.
M. M. MtTtDOCK. Editor.
Patti, the great singer, is forty-seven
years old. This is official and like all
official announcements, should be
handled with care.
It has been so long since little Charley
Ros "was found that the public have
apprehensions that Tascott is not to be
arrested any more.
Jerry Rusk says the farmers do not
read enough. The secretary of agricul
ture is probably growing uneasy over the
accumulation of congressional records.
The New York World is not afraid of
Hilton and his libel suit. It has become
bo that libel suits taken out against
honorable newspapers are generally
regarded as pure "bluff."'
The rumor has gained credence that
S. B. Simonds and Cooney "the Fox,"
both Cronin suspects, are dead. If it is
so, thoy enjoy the distinction of having
been hounded without the least uneasi
ness or fear on their part.
Electrocution as it is called, is becom
ing very popular with the fellows who
have to be hanged by the neck till dead.
The sentence may be a little lingering,
but thero is not that certainty about
electricity that there is about hemp.
It is noticeable that in the strike diffi
culty of May day the French soldiery did
not hesitate to charge the Parisians with
fixed baj'onets, and time and time again.
The military- could not do that in these
United States. There is a wide differ
ence in French and American liberty.
The young German Emperor William
said recently: "If the mob should prove
menacing to me I shall play Richard II
to their Wat Tyler."' His royalty is a
student of English history and Shake
speare. But he should not try to mimic
Shakespeare's characters. That is what
killed Wilkes Booth.
Three hundred Chinamen on the
Pacific coast have formed a Laundry
mans trust. There are any number of
eople who do not. like the Chinese, who,
for the first time, think congress should
hurry up with, the "trust bill."' "John
Chinaman" ' is blamed a good deal more
than "John Bull" in this country, yet it
is doubtful if he merits as much.
President Camot has recently made a
tour of France, which has clearly shown
that the republic is growing in populari
ty. In many places visited the clergy
who have been strong imperialists were
quite pronounced in their expressions of
regard and loyal devotion to the chief of
(he nation. At Corsica, the citadel of
Imperialism, the clergy and people gave
the president of the republic a royal re
ception. Oklahoma winter wheat is heading out,
nd by the 1st of Juno we shall be able to
fend the Eagle 'i sack of our best Snow
Down flour with which to tickle its six
leen inch alfalfa beak. Guthrie Capital.
Tho Eagle will appreciate the compli
ment in tho sack of flour from new
wheat, but if it expects to tickle that
nlfalfa that was sixteen inches high ten
days ago, it will have to double its reach
for that same alfalfa is upwards of 3(5
inches high now, and still reaching ad
nstrae liber aspera.
Attorney General Kellogg, of tho state
of Kansas, is sending out circular letters
to all the county attorneys in the state,
inquiring how the prohibition law is
working in tho respective localities. So
far as getting at the facts is concerned,
Attorney General Kellogg might just as
well sit down and answer every one of
his own letters, stating emphatically:
0 splendidly is a perfect success in my
count no troubloat all. but over in the
next county adjoining I understand
The number of Hood sufferers reported
in need of aid in Louisiana, Mississippi
and Arkansas is about iiO,000. Reports
nre from the governors of the states, and
are trustworthy. The situation is dis
heartening, for. although tho water is
receding and will soon be back within
the banks of the streams, much of the
tillable land has been rendered utterly
wortliloss for this year's farming opera
tions, to say nothing of Hie permanent
losses sustained in live stock, fencing
nml other farm improvements.
The acting mayor of Nevada, Mo., a
etanch Democrat, a few days ago shot
and seriously wounded a man who had
denounced him as a mugwump. Of
course it is exceedingly reprehensible
for a man to seek to vindicate his repu
tation with powder and bullet, but if
over provocation justified a recourse to
Rich measures, it would seem to do so
in this instance. You could scarcely ex
jiect a stalwart Democrat of the wild
and rustling west to rest unmoved un
der such an imputation upon his politi
The Emporia Republican raises the
IKMiiL tliat the banner that Kansas was to
have received this spring as a sort of
public recognition of the banner majori
ty (S2.000) for the Republican ticket in
tin? last national contest, has not Imjcii
forthcoming as yet. and calls on Ohio to
stand up and explain, bein' as 1kw she
took the initiative in tlie proposed testi
monial. This is real unkind of the Re
publican, in view of more recent political
occurrences in Ohio: it's like jumping on
n fellow and pounding him when he's
down and has liollered enough.
On the lst of July Japan will have its
first popular election for members of tlie
national parliament. The occasion will
mark a distinct departure from Oriental
methods of government to a more demo
cratic rule. The suffrage has recently
been exercised to some extent by the
Japanese in local affairs, and there have
already been free fights at the polls and
accusations of bribery and ballot-box
miffing. It is evident that in some
tilings Orientalism is quick to adopt
western ideas and to follow Occidental
practices that are the least commenda
ble. We shall probably soon hear of our
jnikl-mannered Japanese brothers turn
ing from the aesthetic consideration of
decorated jars and vases, painted fans
and embroidered storks, to score each
other for all sorts of political chicanery.
For the Eagle.
OLD TIN ROOF.
Thr dip, dip, dip, of the plasliins rain.
Falls on my poor old heart asaln.
And out tliro' the mist I ramble away.
Till I come to the meadows of now mown hay.
And the old farm jjate that lod thereto;
Tonight in fancy I wander through,
Vp the path to the woodshed door.
Where tho sawbuck creaks on the damp ground
The Tine-clad porch I seek in hate.
Where theivy and cup-rose interlaced.
And the dip, dip. of the plashing rain
Falls on the old tin roof again.
How we used to group 'neath the oft patched roof,
Which 'gainst the ralu was nevr proof.
And we always knew just where to get.
For wc dared not And our clothing wet.
And to stay in the house while the rain was falling
Seemed to our vouthf ul hearts appalling;
Quick, mischief-loving, pister Sue
fchoves me where the rain comes through;
Then Tom and Kate side in with me,
AVe catch her, for she tries to flee.
And with many a gleeful, childish shout ,
We hold her curly head right out.
Till the curly hair Is soaked and wet.
Then mother come I can see her yet;
We know that the dear face tries to hide
A smile, for she deems it right to chide.
Hut the smile breaks thro -when, feuc with the rest.
We hem her in, with solemn Jett,
And vow if she scolds we'll put her through
The same performance of sister Sue.
Shaking his hat and coat on the stoop.
Father comes In to join the groupe.
"Thank God," he says, '-for the gentle rain.
Twill be the n.akin' of early grain."
Then, as he sees our merriment.
A half-sad look with the smilu Is blent.
And he simply says: "You'll mind this day.
When later things hae passed away."
I think he knew we'd comprehend
When ago with youth began to blend.
Oh. tho pranks or childhood ways:
Oli, tlie loves of childhood's days!
The intervening j ears may go,
Hut hen tlie hair is driven snow.
When the heart is bleached by time.
With a toothful, rythmic rhyme.
Those early days will come again
With -vividness that mimics pain!
Pardon, sir, an old man's tear.
Yon deem it eak until you hear;
Mother is dead, and sister hue,
Tom and Kate, and father too.
Perchance you cannot follow me.
When I say that tonight I had rather seo
Them again in the meadows of new mown hay.
Beneath the old tin roof's decay.
Then meet them in realms of strange delight:
I'm half afraid o' the dazzling light.
Our youth was given to love as we would.
Hut hea en Is payment for earth-earned good.
Some how I cannot see it right;
They'd bceni so strange In robes of white.
Tramping along the golden street.
When the dear old meadow was soft and sweet.
I inagino bne with a golden crown.
With her mischief eyes and face tanned brown:
I Miould always be in mortal fear
She'd coax old Peter,-with wiles so dear,
To join in a game of "bllndman'sbnff,"
Anil well I should think it good enough.
To see them just as they ucd to be
Hut that is pat and dead you see.
For the old farm home has been torn down,
And now there stands a bristling town.
Where men aro striving for gold and fame.
As tho' eternity loved a name.
Above the meadow of new mown hay.
There's nothing left for my heart today.
The world went ahead o' the farm you see.
And I feel tonight it has outgrown me.
Some how I'd gl o tho world, you know.
To seethem again where tho cowslips grow,
And tho dip, dip. dip, of tho plashing rain
tails on the oia tin root again.
From the Topeka papers we learn that
the contract for rebuilding the machinery
of tho Topeka sugar works has been
signed. The Kelley Manufacturing com
pany, of Cleveland, 0.,is tlie contractor, i
The cost of rebuilding will be about $35,
000, and the property will then be worth
not less than 123,000. The sugar com
pany is also contracting with the farm
ers of tho vicinity of the works for stated
quantities of sorghum cane and beets.
This is another instance where it is dol
lars against theories that sugar crops can
be successfully grown outside of the lim
its fixed for this state by Uncle Sam's
It is not very often that the Spanish
government has to be congratulated on
giving publicity to any matters touching
its financial position; but it has made a
move in the right direction in publishing
statistics of the foreign trade of the
country. The returns for January and
February show that tho imports for tho
two montlis were 111,578,000 pesetas,
against 102,044,000 pesetas last year.
The exports in the same period
amounted to 12G,544,000 pesetas and 136,
180,000 pesetas respectively. Tho cus
toms receipts from July 1 to March 1
show an increase of 19,000.000 pesetas.
(A peseta is equal to 19.3 cents, Ameri
A writer in tho Western Sportsman
says: "In 1845 vegetables could not bo
be grown at Topeka; in 1870 they could
not bo grown at Newton; in 1872 they
could not bo grown at Earned, and in
1S79 attempts at gardening in Dodge
City were pronounced failures, but at
present as fine gardens can be shown at
nearly all theso places as grown any
whero in tho east." The State Jonrnal
thinks "it would be interesting to know
who it was that undertook gardening at
Topeka in 1S45."' That's easy enough
6tated. The Shawnees and Pottawatto
mies hibernated in that locality about
that time. Their gardening operations
were confined principally to raising cain
among each other and neighboring
tribes, and hair from the unwary white
who happened to come under their ban.
The great May day labor demonstra
tion is over and everybody breathes easier
and all join in commending the trades
tmion people, thoughout this country at
least, for their self possession and con
servatism generally in connection with
the prevailing questions of the day. In
many places these questions were amica
bly settled between employers and em
ployes ayl no suspension of business oc
curred, and while in others operations
were brought to a stand still because no
agreement could be reached for tlie time
being, yet there was not a single instance
of disorder or violence reported. While
there was no excuse for a resort to force
on either side, yet all aro to be com
mended for the good humor and good
sense that prevailed for the day and
which promises to coutinue to the pre
vention of violence or force on the part
Speaking to the question of adopting
the Australian ballot system in Kansas
tlie Abilene Reflector says "there is
nothing that will conduce more to Kan
sas' well being than the Australian liallot
system. Kansas' population is a cultured
one. Tlie men wlw have made the state
great have come from tlie lest families
of tlie east and have education and
ability to grapple with the qxiestions of
state in a manner not perhaps equalled
on an average in any other common
wealth. For tliat reason it will lie easy
for tlie people to take tip the new sys
tem."' If that is a correct estimate of
the makeup awl Toniposition of tlie com
munity in this state as a whale and the
Eaglk will net gainsay it in a single
tittle it would seem to be a wliolly un
necessary innovation. As we understand
it, ballot reform, like any and every
other reform, comprehends irregularity
if not corruption, and it will not be
alleged by any fair and unprejudiced
citizen of Kansas that any such condi
tions exist here in connection with our
elective system as far as the election per
se is concerned. Suppose the advocates
of tle "reform" are moved by the prin
ciple that prevention is better titan cure;
but that compromises tlie Reflectors ex
alted ootimate somewhat,
WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
From tho Kinsley Mercury.
The "Wichita Eagle has, to a great ex
tent, dropped its fight on the "old crowd"
and is devoting more of its space to des
criptive literature such as superinduced
the marvelous growth of "Wichita and
many other Kansas towns three and four
years ago. We hope its present efforts
may prove as fortunate as those preceding
for a year or two during that portion of
our state's history now commonly and
derisively referred to as the "boom period."
"With all its results, good, bad and in
different, the Eagle was responsible for
that Kansas boom. It originated in the
Eagle office and Wichita was the first,
List and greatest gainer from it. Many
individuals lost money; thousands made
fortunes, but, taken as a whole
Kansas today has millions to the credit
side of her ledger which would not
have been there but for that "boom."
Barring a few classes of individual losses
where people got wild and reckless, and a
few cities, one of which is Kinsley, where
the people were tricked by a set of shy
sters, representing themselves to be capi
talists when they were but one remove
from paupers, Kansas was an all round
gainer from that boom, notwithstanding
the demurrers of the "I told you so" and
"I knew how it would pan out" fellows.
"We hope the Eagle may be successful in
starting another good substantial boom in
"Wichita and if it does and it spreads as
before, Kinsley will try and catch on to
such portion of it as may radiate suffi
ciently far from the great "storm center,"
as to come within the length of cable tow.
That's about what the other towns did be
fore despite their numerous "original
Attorney General Kellogg's information,
gathered from county attorneys over the,
state, is to the effect that the resubmission
sentiment is weak. This shows that the
resubmissionists are about what they
were. Emporia Republican.
The attorney general's opinion of the,
resubmission movement is about as cor
rect and worth about as much as his
opinion of the supreme court decision of
the Iowa liquor case. It is of little con
sequence, but some people would proba
bly like to know what the state's law of
ficer tliinks of the prohibition sentiment
of the state since the aforementioned de
cision. Among tho many issues that should
come under consideration in tho coming
election, is the policy that seems to have
become fixed by the state authorities of
working penitentiary convicts in competi
tion with the laboring men of the state in
the mining of coal, the manufacture of
brick and other articles. While it might
possibly be considered inhuman to confine
men and women accused and convicted of
crime without employment, at the same
time, it cannot be denied that the present
practice is a heartl ess outrage upon a repu
table chiss of our citizens. Leavenworth
Considered from a sentimental point of
view, the foregoing sounds all right; but
from a standpoint of business and jus
lice, it is the veriest flummery. How
much greater hardship or injustice is it
to the honest labor of tho state to have
the inmates labor at something by which
they can earn a support for themselves,
even if the product of their labor does
come in competition with the free labor
of the state, than it would be to tax tho
latter for the support of tho former
while it is kept in enforced idleness.
Sentiment is all right where it does not
ignore common sense and common jus
tice. THAT MISSOURI RIVER "DINKEY."
The Kansas City Times of Thursday
morning contained what it assured its
readers was an accurate likeness of tho
first one of the three steamboats that aro
being constructed for that city for tho
purpose of loosening the railroad bands
with which that city's commercial inter
ests have long been bound, by plying tho
Missouri that is to be made navigable for
that express purpose. Without irrever
ence we declare the Times' boat to be a
fac simile of the summer craft called
"dinkey" with winch a peanut trade is
carried on along some of tho southern
creeks and bayous. How K. C's bond
masters, the railroads, must chuckle as
they view the "A. L. Mason."
HAIR TEARING AT TOPEKA.
The Capital is still continuing to
interview the great men which nat
urally and officially cluster around
Topeka, on the supposed effect of
the United States supremo court
decision. Its last batcli of solicited
opinions commence with Governor Hum
phrey, and are graduated down to
County Attorney Welch. They all prac
tically agree that under that decision no
license can be imposed or collected.
These aro all great men, intellectual
giants among the ordinary scrubs of
Kansas, but they aro all talking from
prejudice or from ulterior motives. They
hope to work public sentiment for the
benefit of congress. These men all
virtually say that a city can not lay or
collect an occupation tax and tliat is all
that a license is because of this supreme
court decision, which in fact in no way,
in our estimation, intimates that a state
through its police force may not regulate
trade within its borders. The court
simply says that trade arising in another
state in any legal or general commodity
shall not be "prohibited,"" and does not
deny the power to regulate. In other
words, the court says that an article of
commerce which a citizen under the law
may ship into a state shall not be by
that state confiscated. Tliat is all there
is of it.
A NEW ERA OF PROSPERITY.
From the Pratt Republican.
It is the opinion of many close ob
servers of the times that this country has
entered upon a new era of prosperity
that will continues for the next eight or
ten years. One of the chief reasons for
this belief tliat they cite is that wheat
values, which, with "tlie exception of two
or three instances of temporary abnormal
inflation, have for a number of years
past been unusually low, must in the
future inevitably maintain a higher
range, owing to the simple fact tliat our
home consumption is increasing more
rapidly than tlie production of wheat
that Uiere will be less new land to sub
due, less bonanza wheat farming and a
greater diversification of crops in the
future than in tlie past. As the pros
perity of the country depends upon that
of the farming community, it is easy to
see that a steady, legitimate advance in
the price of breadstuff's under tlie condi
tions cited would inevitably bring better
times to the people. Increase of home
consumption is the factor upon which
the farmers must mainly rely to enhance
their prosperity. The foreign market
will cut much' less of a figure ht the
future than heretofore, and 'the sooner
those who are banking so liearfly upon
it now arrive at an iude$nodin of this
fact the more contented in mmd tfaev
The latest thing in Kansas is drop a
quarter in the slot and get an original
package ,or drop in yourself.
The supreme court decision on liquor
transportation will be likely to run down
the stock in the Missouri river pontoon
Speaking of original packages, it is said
that to a Fort Scott man who wants a beer
the Missouri line appears about twice as
far away as formerly.
It is about time for the annual appear
ance of Walt Mason's prose poem about
the chinch bug chinching but then, the
chinch bug is gone now.
The Wilson County Citizen is twenty
years old and yet anybody wouldn't think
by just looking at him that Johnny Gil
more was the father of that paper.
Frank McLennan denies the report that
he is to be married this month. But he
doesn't deny it in his paper. He is wait
ing, apparently, on Alex Butts and Del
The chicken raisers of Atchison county
think it should be a penitentiary offense to
steal chickens. Kow is the time for the
people who have tried to raise a garden to
go for the poultry fiends.
It is not known whether Emile Firman
saved .enough of the $5,000 to see him
through the world's fair at Chicago. If
he has any more of those French pam
phlets they should be distributed.
A man has just been discharged from
the Crawford county jail after serving a
term of three months for keeping a filthy
hog pen. The fellow who has the rotten
cabbage field, however, is still running at
The only difference in the the Emporia
Republican now that the people of Em
poria read the slaps on Ingalls on cold
meat and tea instead of beefsteak and
coffee as hitherto. And, seriously, it
makes a great difference. The readers can
sleep the effect off.
In answer to the question, what has be
come of the German carp planted in the
Kansas streams? Secretary Graham of the
State Agricultural college says the less
said about the carp the better. An
authority on piscatorial features says the
catfish look wise and say nothing.
John Gilmore, of the Fredoma Citizen,
had a fist fight with an Alliance man at
Fredonia the other day and wiped up Wil
son county with him. It seems that the
day is almost past when Dan Anthony was
the only editor in the state that would
rather fight than bluff.
A Kansan youth was so deeply smitten
with a pretty Kentucky girl that he
walked 800 miles to kiss her. Unknowing
ones would construe this- as a slap at the
Kansas girl. But the fact of the case is
that the youthful pedestrian probably
drank whisky and couldn't get any girl in
Kansas to kiss him.
John Legate and wife were arrested at
Parsons on the charge of allowing their
chickens to run at large. Legate dis
claimed ownership of the chickens. The
complaint was amended and Mrs. Legate
will stand trial on tho charge. She was
fined 17.20. This a way some men have
of making heroines of their wives.
Senator Plumb, Jacob Stotler, of the
Wellington Press; Alex Butts, of the Kan
sas City Star; Frank MacLenaan, of the
Topeka Journal; Albert Phenis, of the
Kansas City Times; Johnny Gilmore, of
the Fredonia Citizen and Vernon Kellogg,
of tlie Lawrence Journal, all received a
portion of their journalistic learning in the
old Emporia News office.
Philip Reade, an army captain, who
achieved fame by marrying Minnie Beale,
a Kansas girl, who afterwards met a
mysterious fate in Europe, is now a sort
of drillmaster for tho Wisconsin militia.
He is still in the army, but the government
uses him for odd jobs of no consequence.
Years ago Minnie Beale was an orphan
girl of Topeka who at an early ago de
veloped a wonderful voice. Reade, an
army officer, and, it is said, a nephew to
Ben Butler, fell in love with her, mar
ried her and took her to Europe for vocal
cultivation. There are those who say that
she left her husband there and joined an
operatic concern, while others claim that
she died on tho continent and her body was
brought back to this country. This was
in the early portion of the seventies.
St. Louis Magazine for 3Iay.
We had occasion to take the Oklahoma
& Panhandle express (Santa Fe route),
which runs from Kansas City to Pan
handle, a distande of 546 miles, passing
through the flourishing cities and towns
of Ottawa, Colony, Iola, Chanute, Cher
ryvale, Independence, Winfield, Welling
ton, Kiowa, Woodward, etc., forming a
junction at Attica with a branch line to
Medicine Lodge, which is, by tho way,
one of the prettiest sites for a town we
ever saw. Located on a hill a hundred
feet above the valley of tho Medicine
river, this beautiful" city of 2,000 in
habitants overlooks tlie valley and prairie
beyond for miles and miles. The city,
for it is a city with a full fledged city
government, is modern built. The $20,000
public school building is one of the hand
somest and latest in design, while their
court house and business blocks and bank
buildings are of the latest architecture.
A mammoth sugar mill that turns out
2,500,000 pounds of sugar yearly, and gyp
sum works that bid fair to become.one of
their mbst prosperous industries com
pletes the list of this new and enterpris
BLAINE'S FUTURE POLITICAL
Washinglon Dispatch to Cincinnati Timws-SUr.
The perplexing mystery of the political
situation is the position of Mr. Blaine..
No one seems to know what his plans,
hopes and purposes are. The men who
liave ben his most intimate friends are
not now in his confidence, so far as anv
knowledge of his future in jolitics is
concerned. Apparently he is not think
ing of his own future at all, but is wholly
engrossed with his duties as secretary of
state, ne is working hard, and seems
to be in moct excellent health. My no
tion is tliat he expects to retire from
public life with this administration, un
less lus health should continue good and
the Republican party should force him
into service as its candidate. I do not
think Mr. Blaine will lift a finger to se
cure anv political honor acnin. He is
through with otBce-aeeking and is, no
doubt, willing to retire m l-sc jumi rouml
up his career with congenial literary oc
cupation. If in the three years of public
service which remain to him, he can
give effect to some of the salient sugges
tions of the Pan-American conference he
will have achieved as much substantial
glory as four years in the "white houe
could give him. Bisjory will hare a
pleasant and eloquent page for the man
who unites the three Americas in a
strong commercial union which shall
expand our trade and open new and val
uable markets for our manufactured arti
cles. She Gives 'Em Razzle-Dazzle.
From th- Otteiuxxui City Ttroa
In her lecture last evening. Mrs. Ras
tall denounced the Kansas City Tiroes
and the Wichita EA0U, and deplored
the fact that they had such a wide circu
lation in Oklahoma. There willbea
frigid atmosphere in this ricanUy when
the eminent lady lecturer induces the
RepttbBcaas of Oklahoma territory to go
back oe the Wichita Eactls.
THE POSTAL DEPARTMENT.
Facts That Will Interest You Whether
You Expect a Letter or Not.
From the Boston Herald.
The heaviest mail carried over anv
mail route in the United States is be
tween New York and Philadelphia. The
average daily weight of the mail carried
over this route last year was 201,813
For trains carrying the mails the best
time is made on the Lehigh Valley rail
road between Easton, Pa., and Metudhen
Station, N. J., distance fifty-four and
one-twentieth miles. The average time
of all mail trains is f ortv miles an hour.
Tlie longest contiuous run made by
postal clerks is from Omaha to Ogden, a.
distance of 1,035.30 miles.
The greatest number of clerks on any
railway postofnee line is 351 on the
New York and Chicago.
There are S,257 letter carriers, and
they delivered last year 1,708,262,436
pieces of mail matter.
Total number of clerks in the railway
mail service is 5,640. The "number of
casualties last year was 193. Three
clerks were killed and ninety-five
The total number of pieces of matter
sent to the dead letter office was 6,479,
293. Tlie sale of postage stamps of all kinds
amounted to 53.921,784.17.
The weight of the mails dispatched to
foreign countries was 4,111,852 pounds.
Of this amount 3,151,555 was sent to
transatlantic countries. Great Britain,
leading the list, received 1.549.670; Ger
manv comes next, having received 644,-
673 pounds, while France is third with
239.469 to her credit.
At the close of the last fiscal year there
were 59,83S postmasters in the United
States, whose compensation was $13,
68,900, an average salary of 220 each.
The number of clerks employed in
postoffices was 7,809. They received for
their services 5,919,301, or an average
of S75S each.
The number of clerks employed in the
railway mail service was 5,(40. who were
paid an aggregate sum of 5,234,967, an
average of $92 each.
The total sum paid by the government
for the transportation of the mails, in
cluding railroad, steamboat, and star
route service , and also compensation for
the use of postal cars, was S25,732,545.59.
Tlie total sum paid for the transporta
tion of foreign mails was 8521,338.03.
The largest sum paid a single steamship
line was 81b8,633.19 to the North Ger
man Lloyd. Tlie Cimard Line was sec
ond, having received S100,312.53.
There were 13,324,240 pieces of matter
sent in the registered mails, and 3,993
complaints were made of delinquencies
in the service. Of this latter number
1,616 cases were reported as losses, but
subsequently the letters or parcels were
received by tho persons addressed. In
1,099 cases it was ascertained that there
was no just ground for complaint, the
irregularity arising from improper ad
dress of the sender, from the failure of
the sender to inclose the stun intended to
have been remitted, and other similar
causes. There wero 56S cases in which
the investigation resulted in the restora
tion of the amount lost to tlie proper
owners, making a total of 3.285 cases in
which no loss was sustained, leaving
715 cases in which it was not possible to
THE SUGAR OUTLOOK.
From the Medicine Lodge Index.
The sugar Works company have about
completed their order for improvements
to be made in tho machinery of the
works this season by tho Kilby Manu
facturing company who furnished the
plant originally, last season.
The acreage "of beets planted will be
about 150, as much as tho company will
desire planted this season. There will
be 2,300 acres of sorghum planted; .with
a favorable season tliis will give tho
mill steady work from August 1 to Jan
uary 1, anyway, on first sugar, and then
throwing out seconds: if this is not dono
during the regular season, will take a
month or six weelcs more.
Cane and beat planting is progressing
nicely, and there is no longer any doubt
about the crop being in the hands of an
industrious and energetic class of
Horace Speed is mentioned for secretary.
Some one has suggested a monument for
Payne and Couch.
There is more than one school in Okla
homa that will hold out, till the last of
'Hank" Baker, formerly of Salina,Kan.,
is fishing for the marshalship of Okla
It is almost time for the Oklahoma
towns to commence to prepare for the
Fourth of July.
A great many people were disappointed
when they heard that the new governor of
Oklahoma wears a plug-hat.
There are lots of fellows who were Demo
crats in Kanas who have turned Republi
cans since they went to Oklahoma.
Last week El Reno had a dog and badger
fight. To keep the spectators from join
ing one another the fight was declared a
Two letters delayed the Oklahoma bill.
If the clerk had written "aa" before the
"st, instead of "we," it would have been
The associate editor of the El Reno Her
ald owns a drug store, but that is no sign
that he can take bigger swallows than ta6
editor in chief.
The ladies of Guthrie are making ar
rangements to give a rand reception to
Oklahoma's first governor, and bom 2tM
officers are also making arrangements.
The local man on the Kl Reno Herald
has dropped into poetry- There are some
things in Oklahoma liarder than sleeping
on the ground ami drinking alkali water.
The Guthrie Capital says: "Onr poorest
claim here in Oklahoma, alfalfa from
thirty to forty inches h.h i. bound on ittt
upward course by onr soft Italian winds.
There has been more than one paper that
has noticed a wonderful simifiarity be
tween the Kan's City exposition building
and the Guthrie capital'- version of the
state capitol soon to be erected.
The Guthrie Capital thinks it would
contaminate Oklahoma to annex it to
Texas. Aa there are several Texan in
Guthrie, Frank Greer mart have either
forgotten his discretion or is banting for a
The Abilene Reflector think that the
blunder ia the Oklahoma bill wac inex
cusable. Clerical errors oacbt not to oc
cur in a leeL4tire body great a Um
American congress, but the Reflector for
gets that nothing become loo great to
There is a woman from Grand limpid,
Mich., named Louise Kirr, meandering
about Oklahoma, banting for her brother
who-e name is Henry Brow. If the right
Henry Brown will write to Mr. J. R.
Chiptn, of Aranas City, he can find hi
A drummer for a Chicago boot aad shoe
house came into Gutane on the aorta
bound tnuo yesterday, asd a nrischieroa j
nu atmAuaed him a JcMfal UL at
Indiana, Oklahoma' first governor, aad he j
was preented with twenty -Two eerufleat
of pood character, looking ior political
preferment before the g5 was dfeoorered.
Oklahoma City Journal: The fee-line at
Krnfisber t that it -ball be ' Kingftafcr,
Kingfisher townabsp. Kingfisher county,
Oklahoma,'' aad they aw only wrry they
can't have the bfe weed Kiafetkhtr Tout
town will accced. Its Vcpif heiwvt in
home. Bat Oklahoma City iriUaJHa
one bar, tor is will t "6fcUai City.
OfcfcOMm& towoehip, OtlafMNee. emu?,
Z'T I ' -VT-.-' . -I 1J BL, -. J I
Laces, fine embroideries, and other articles too delicate to bear
rubbing, may be cleaned satisfactorily and without injury, if
you will pare into fine shavings one-fourth of a cake of Ivory
Soap, which dissolve in a quart of hot water ; fill a glass fruit jar
half full of the solution and add the article to be cleaned, then
shake well. Rinse in tlie same manner in clear, luke-warm water.
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good as the 'Ivory'"
tney ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities
of the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon gstting it.
Copyrfstat, 1. by Procter A GamMe.
Innbs : & : Ross.
ONYX FAST BLACK HOSIERY.
Gents' summer underwear.
Wichita. Boys' shirt waists at 29, 30, 46 and 6Sc, thoroughly
made and every one a great bargain.
50 dozen gents' French Balbriggan half hose at 25c a pair,
regular value 40c. Everything in gents' furnishings a loss than
values at the
White House of I
May, thou month of roty bcanty,
Month when ple(iure is a duty;
Month of iK'es anil month of itowafg,
Month of blossom-laden bowem.
Month of little haud with d&toietf,
Lovers.' love nd poets' prainss;
Oh thou merry month complete,
May, thy very name is sweet.
Philosophy in Vors.
Eugene Ware, the Kansas pot, wrote
this little gem, suul it ombelliaheil th
program ofa Kansas high school enter
Work on, work on,
Work wears tb world away.
Hope when tomorrow ootnwi,
Bat work today.
"Work on, work on, .
Work brings it own rellei.
He who moat idls w
Knows more of ffrieL
Not a Question of FoUtica, But Law.
From Ute Twsfca. CfcfrtUL
It is rather singular that of the thrco
jnstk8 dissenting from the opinion of
the supreme court in the Iowa oace,
Justice Gray comes from a local option
state, MassachuK4; Ju-tfc Harlan
from a typical whisky state, Kentucky;
ami Judge Brewer from a prohibition
state, Kansas. Of the ix who agree in
the decision, three are Bepubbcam and
Money Well Bpsot.
Tram Uw Smueer Comtr Ttem.
The immigration book issued by the
state immigration society ia oat aad a
thousand or more of them hsnre twit r
ceired. Copsnt can ha had at this office
for fn djbtnbotirjn. Fifty-four of the
ooadttes of the state an represented by a
page each aad there is a write op of tha
state. The money .Sumner cottnty in
Tested hi the book was well spent.
Better Than MUk aad Honey.
Ptmb tfc JJurrnsc Trflxme.
Kansas editors hare about quit trrtng
on greens now. in lanarrs rvvtetnfcer
that they can get thnr nam- m the pa
par by means of a small dottatmo. and
butter aad eggs are too pfeatsfal aad too
cheep joet now to allow an opportunity
of this kind to escape. But the editor to
fasting now in com)risois to the abund
aone in which he will roll when spring
The Partsaor LoeaUr AsoHimL
Giving the decision a boow application
it meaan that the Kanmm man will mdw
hare the "personal liberty" to norivm
hM Mian whisky from aa agent of a
Missouri liquor dealer inauad of from aa
ascot of an "xpreas or freight company.
Abraham. Juaac aad Jacob received
before aahroken package tn Tfinsau as
many aa they wanted: they will now
reerra many onbrokeo p"WgH' m
they wan aad that a ail them fcafaat .
in the Kaataf Sarrlea.
Mm. E. Klagmea, who hat bwaana-
srai swsrr of aa lb T. l?t GTJu,
Kew hose given for every pair
tliat changes its color from wish
ing or prespirution.
Money refunded for every pair
that stains the feet or garments.
Gents5 Onyx Hose.
Children's Onyx Hose.
Ladies' Onxy Hose.
I3oys' Onyx Hose.
All-sizes and quantities, ab
solutely fast. The only reliable
fast black hosiery made.
A new and elegunt line of
gents' scarfs, four-in-hand ties,
etc. Spring and summer color
ings. .One lot at 2()c, one lot ar
3Uc and one Jot at 50c.
Great sale Friday and Satur
day on gents' handkerchiefs,
plain and fancy border. Ono
lot at 5c, one lot at 10c.
The largest stock ever shown in
lines & Ross.
Ifft Thurvhiv for Afrir.i to rnjr;i,rr m
inifcionarv nrk. Hho was acrompanu -1
as far as Kansas City by mw Knnni h.
Rafctall. Mr. Kingman will vwit a lew
days in Michigan, and sails from ?' w
York ou May 7 for Hierrn Lone, wlir
she will join her husband, who lias n
engaged m the work there since the narir
part of last winter.
Too Ttovror Month.
By Hary Ward JlnctaT.
"May? O FIower-Moath. perfect tho
harvests of flower! lie not aigjptnilr.
Search oat the roM and resentful nooks
that refuse the mo, casting back its rt i
from disdainful ice, ami plant ito r-rtf
even there. There is goodness in t
wont. Then4 w warmth in the'eokhw-H,
The sitait, hopeful, unbreatliing win,
that will not frt or despond, but earn-
a placid brow through the unwrinkh-i
Iieareas, at length conqaera the v.-rk
rocks, and li-hens grow and inoc
sjpicuoualy blossom. What shall r
Time do thai carries ia ha bosom Ijjv '
Vmm th Cntwlr lBkr.
The Wirhita Eaulx of haturdar con
tained a verr unique cat of a gr4)"i'
per of considerable dimensions marrhmr
tn a procession down the main street :
that city with an armful of great ears -l
com and one ear held aloft. Ther ia
only one thing wrong with the pk-Um ,
and that to the KaLKhad tarosnnwt a
grasshopper from the dim aad dead pat.
We know the hopper was not shipped m
from Dakota, dse by the time ite hanger
was appeased there would have been e
Better Tims n.
r)mm a Mt Bme Tfw.
Register of Deeds Daniel Boydea san
that the records show that during fr
month of Mart-fa last, there war u?hr
real estate mortgages relawmti. anyint
ingto fTJ.t!. Tmriag the sanv tin.-thf-re
wr-re early fifty mortsagew hied f r
record, amounting u PUJS77, shawm? a
net derrea of bwWrfMttvM i -.:
estate m tins county in on month of
4.04. If farther stated that in birt
judgment the n-t decrease of indebted
ness m both real and pronai property
in four months past w mora than in tho
peat tea years, put it altogether. Tb,
too, is sake of the fact that corn has
beea worth tmm 13 to 13 coals yn
hnshst dating that Una
A P J Jrfi
Trwrfcv-Ba. : Look at Btoodgood
He has forgot! ?" pat on his aeektki.
Da Banth fere eaoogh! By the way,
Travis, what Aower dose he raanad you
of ia has present eoexltooa?
Tsavav-Otre to aa.
D ftaaita The faryst mo-kaot, Bar
JingtOR jPres Frees.
T1j Hew" 4idfor K97.
The harglar alarm waas 4
"What oat Urn ralnass 4UT
aad earn feefc W ll-Xaafc--