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jr. M. 3ICRIOCJv, Kdltor.
EEPULICAN STATE CENTRAL COM
MITTEE. Laiintd, Kan., 3Iay 11. ISM.
There will be a meeting of the Republican State
CominKteo at the Copeland hotel, Topcka, Kansas,
May 27, ISM, at 4 o'clock p. m., for the purposo of
(filling vacancies In said committee, naming tlmo
and place for holding Republican Stato Convention,
fixing basis of representation for same and trans
acting s-uch other business as may properly como
before it. IIejjry Bootii, Chairman.
Bios S. IIdtchixs, Secretary.
Every little while a story is promul
gated of some fruiterer finding a snake in
a bunch of bananas. "We expect every
day to hear that the prohibitionists are
The only time that the dull tariff de
bate seems to excite any interest is when
the gentlemanly disputants begin to pass
the lie between each other. It has been
dull for two whole da vs.
An exchange represents a traveler in
Germany as saying that the sheets at the
hotels are too large for handkercliiefs
and "too small for towels. A traveler
ought not to mind these slight inu-con-i
If the supreme court gives the state's
rights doctrine a few more shoulder
.strikes like those on the original package
and local meat inspection decisions, the
devotees of the doctrine aforementioned
will not be able to recognize its ghost.
In fact that is about all there is left of it
Our tears mingle and commingle and
fall to tlie cold sodden earth with tho. I
of George Washington Martin today.
The Mexican greater has been left to
delve and sweat in penury and want and
the fires of the Argentine furnaces
smolder m forffetfumess. Bat the
Vmerican miner is protected and sus-1
Last week's clearing house reports
show but four cities in the country
v hose business for the week was less in
volume than the corresponding week
Ja.st year, and these four only in small
amounts. The great majority of trade
enters show a very gratifying increase
and certainly a satisfactory condition to
the business of the countrv at large.
Our Kentucky friends must curb their
enthusiasm. They cannot have Mr. Car
lisle for the senate. lie belongs to the
National Democrac3. and the National
Democracy wishes him to stay in the
Iront of the fight, where it has placed him.
St. Louis Republic.
Well, your Kentucky friends didn't
'Hirb, but instead pulled the bridle off
their enthusiasm and let it run. What
are you going to do about it?
An Ohio member of confess has intro
duced a bill making it punishable by a.
fine to print anything on the American
Hag. Patriotism is to be legislated into
the people with a vengeance. State
This is from a paper that advocates
legislating temperance into men, en
forcing abstenance with the policeman's
club and sending the joint keeper to
heaven through the jail.
The Philadelphia Record thinks it
hardly possible that the ballot reformers
will ever achieve a more remarkable
victory than they have secured in New
York, since "they have got a very good
law on the statute book, passed by a
legislature in which botli parties were
opposed to it." This is putting it a little
stronger than tho facts seem to warrant.
There was little opposition to the last bill
Since G. F. (which initials stand for
George Francis as well as great fraud)
Train has eclipsed all former girdling
acts in making the circuit of the earth,
winch he will complete Saturday, bar
ring accidents in sixty-five days, ho
will for a lime become a greater bore
than ever. Can't something be done to
induce Tacoma to keep him out there?
Of course he won't be muzzled anywhere
intil tho grim monster fastens its tent
:icles upon him.
Whon corn was selling for 12 cents and
wheat for ." cents, the Wichita Eagi.E
claimed the low prices were due to our
prohibition law. Now that corn is selling
for "J5 cents ami wheat for St) cents, it is in
order for the Eagu: to arise and state that
the advance is due to the '"unbroken
package" decision, Ashland Journal.
You misquote tho Eagle; it never
used the language with which you credit
it. Nevertheless it is a fact that the de
cision referred to and the advance in
prices of cereals are both events of recent
No work of fiction of recent j-ears,
perhaps, has had so wide a reading and
discussion as Edward Bellamy's "Look
ing Backward," but, without discussing
its merits or demerit's, it is worthy of
note that the title of a later effort of a
contemporaneous writer of equal force,
to-wit: "Looking Forward,"' by Joshua
Hill, of Cincinnati, has more to recom
mend it to the reading public as being
more in consonance with the spirit of tho
times than the first mentioned. Remem
ber Lot's wife.
Now that tlie supremo court of the
United" States has formally announced
that local inspection laws passed In
state legislatures for the purpose of pro
hibiting the importation, of dressed fresh
meats into such states as is the purpose
and intent of such stato laws are in
contravention of the constitution and
laws of the nation and therefore void,
that subject of long and bitter conten
tion will probably be dropped. To our
mind it lias !een a source of wonder that
there should have been any controversi
on er so plain a proposition.
During $ie past year the Bank of
France lias added about 50.000.000 in
gold to its cash reserve, and less than 8,
000.000 in silver. The bank discounted
notes to tlie amount of over 9.000,000 of
francs, and in the city of Faris, more
than a third of the whole amount were
notes for less titan 100 francs. Of these
small notes very nearly 2.000.000 were
discounted. Tlie bank paid a dividend of
1 12 francs after carrying over 4.000,000
in the reserve. This bears out tlie asser
tion that tliat country has tlie largest
amount of currency in actual circulation
of any country in tlie world, amounting
to something like 33 per capita of population.
A GOOD TIME FOR WICHITA.
The St. Louis Trader denounces the
'Olusser' lie which is still going the
rounds, the Iron Age being the last pa
per to pick it up. The Trader says it
has information which warrants it in
saying that "there is a good time coming
Lies like that told by Musser to the
Ohio paper may fly faster than the truth
but they can't outlive the truth winch
in the end overtakes and triumphs. Kb
city in the west, new or old, holds such
bright prospects as the city about which
Musser promulgated his ingenious and
taking falsehood. Such papers as the
Iron Age are remiss in their duty to
their readers when they fail to inform
themselves of such glaring falsehoods,
especially when it would be but a matter
of a moment to turn to the bank clear
ings of the country and ascertain that at
no time in all her history has the vol
ume of Wichita's business equalled what
it is today.
The idea has prevailed extant that the
Hon. Sam Randall was retained, or
rather permitted to remain in congress
because of his tariff views and actions
on that question when it came before
that body. If that impression was cor
rectly formed, it is very evident that Mr.
Vaux, whom the Democrats nominated
to succeed Mr. Randall, is a man of the
Randall mold, inasmuch as the Republi
cans of the district have made no nomi
nation. Stanley's Guildhall speech will be re
garded as a note of alarm to which Eng
land must give heed. It is an unmis
takeable appeal to British pride and
capital not to allow the Germans to seize
Africa's rich properties. The announce
ment of the German and Italian min
istries that their governments are work
ing in thorough accord with that of Eng
land may be regarded as an illustration
r l!ie diplomatic axiom that language
is given 10 man lor me purpose or con
There is some compensation for the
disappointment experienced by those
who opposed tho locating the world's
fair at Chicago, in the fact that the city
by the lakes has supplimented the com
ing event by erecting a statue of the
state's illustrious citizen and the nation's
hero, TJ. S. Grant, in a suitable position
in the most public portion of that city.
This performance as against New York's
professions and promises will have the
affect to make everybody satisfied with
the situation as it is as regards the great
event of 1802.
THE SITUATION IN OREGON.
The first state to speak out, through
the ballot box, on tho current political
issues will be Oregon, which holds its
Rtate and congressional elections in June.
It is stated that the tariff is the leading
question at issue, the two parties occu
pying the position of the national parties
on that issue. Oregon is a live stock
country and the sheep men have the
idea that the higher and more compre
hensive the tariff on wool the more they
will get out of their product. On this
point the Republicans have the advant
age, decidedly. But Oregon is also a
cattlo country, and the notion prevails
that there should be a tax on hides; but
tho pending tariff bill beforo congress
has left hides out of tho protected list,
and this is not satisfactory to tho cattle
interest, particularly tho Republicans
engaged in it. Another great industry
of tho state has a direct blow dealt by
tho proposed law. An immense number
of salmon are canned on tho rivers, and
the V)o per cent to be added to tin plate
will be damaging to it!
Taken altogether, therefore, the ad
vantage on is-ties appears to be with the
Democrats, in spite of the wool-pulling,
and they are making a spirited canvass.
It will be remembered that Harmon car
ried tho stato by nearly 7,000 majority
and the entire delegation in congress is
Republican. Mr. Harmon . the represen
tative, is personally popular and will
quite certainly be returned. The gov
ernor is a Democrat, and will most likely
Ive re-elected. The railroad influence
is powerful in that state, and was solidly
against tho Democrats last time. How
far it is now participating does not ap
pear. The chief int rest in tho election
is due to the fact that it is held in June
and is the first to indicate the public sen
timent in the far vest.
Tlie Mexican Financier, of May 10,
published in tho City of Mexico, says:
"It is reported in the United States that
Minister Romero and Secretary Blaine
have partly matured a plan for a recip
rocity treaty, limited in scojie but with a
sufficiently broad basis to insure a con
siderable augmentation of the trade be
tween the two countries. The rumor has
appeared in many shapes, and in gener
ally well-informed journals, and it is not
iinprolwble that it will turn out to have
some foundation. Minister Romero is
expected here in June, possibly to confer
with the government in this important
matter. The secrete of tlie United' States
Legation at this capital are well guarded,
and nothing pertaining to the matter has
"been heard from that quarter. The pres
ent excellent and thoroughly able Amer
cau minister. Hon. Mr. Kvaii. has given
a great deal of study to questions affect
ing the international trade of Mexico and
the United States: certainly no other
minister among his predecessors has be
stowed more labor on commercial re
seaches. and his government has prob
ably received the benefit of a good deal
of accurate information. The friendly
and sympathetic interest displayed by
tlie American mini-ter in Mexican affairs
ha, been a most gratifying indication of
the improved relations between the two ; tion in Boston would be timelv. A Bos
countnes. and it is a matter for couKrat- j ton philosopher complains, and justly, of
illation that tlie American government this "placard in the horse cars:
has here a representative who deals with i The man who sits under this sirn is a
important questions in a spirit of broad i
and enlightened statesmanship: but this
is no more than we had reason to expect
from the hisrh character of tlie man ami
liis admirable work wliih? a member of
important committees in the United
If not hampered by unfavorable legis
lation by congress Mr. Elaine would un
doubtedly succeed in establishing most
lavorabie trade relations with our sister j
republic to the south, and ultimately
with all the Central and South American
countries: but if lie is to be handicapped
in his endeavors by such measures as the
McKinley bill, which bids fair to be
enacted as it came from tlie oommittee
in ifc? cont of mail, it would seem to be"
useless to make any further effort in the
matter of extending our commercial
( intercourse in that direction
For the Eagle.
IN THE "VALE OP THE ARKANSAS.
In the vale of the Arkansas lies the garden of the
Soil and water, health and climate, all combine to
make It great;
Orchards, shade and flowers luxurient, greet the eye
with beauty rare
And fruits unequaled in their richness arc abundant
Central In this favored region, Sedgwick county sits
Show s with pride her Peerless Princess and declares
that ne'er was seen
Any city like unto her, on the Muddy or the Kaw,
And to prove It ask the Nation just to visit Wichita.
-E. P. Ford.
AN EDITOR'S EYES.
A Picture of the Peerless Princess and
the Unrivaled Nile of Ameri ca.
Mr. N. S. Mounts, editor of the Cold
water Enterprise, who stopped over a
few hours the other day while eastward
bound, in a letter to his paper has this to
say of Wichita, the valley and its fields,
herds and horses:
"A few minutes after arriving at Mul
vane we were enroute to Wichita, speeding
swiftly past broad acres of gently sloping,
fertile valley lands dotted thickly with
handsome farm houses, commodious barns,
lovely orchards, lowing herds and fields of
growing grain, the sight of which.led us to
exclaim, "Truly the Arkansas valley is
the Nile of America." Wichita, christened
the "Peerless Princess" by Marsh Mur
dock, and dubbed the "Windy Wonder"
by jealous rivals, is truly a wonderful city;
thronged streets, massive business blocks
of beautiful architectural design, costly
churches, magnificent schools and colleges
mammoth packing houses and manufac
turing institutions attract atten
tion and create amazement, while
beautiful houses half hidden ' by
stately trees and ornamental shrub
bery inspire the visitor with admira
tion and a desire to remain within the
city; no wonder the Eagle never tires of
screaming the praises of tho "Peerless
Princess." Oik.- stay in the city was
necessarily short and at 9:29 Sunday morn
ing we again boarded a Santa Fo train
bound for Kansas City, and within a few
minutes the "Magic City" faded from our
view and we settled down to peruse tho
morning Eagle, but the broad meadows,
fields of waving grain, splendid orchards,
elegant farm buildings and forest skirted
steams past which wo were swiftly gliding
attracted our attention, and the Eagle,
always bright and interesting, appeared to
us upon this particular morning, dull and
prosy; we threw it aside and feasted our
eyes upon the swiftly passing scenes, and
called to our mind the scenes this same
country presented seventeen years ago,
when we passed over it in a prairie
schooner, and contrasted them with the
present, wondering whether the different
scenes, presented in panoramic views to
some of the half discouraged denizens of
Comanche, would prove an effectual
panacea for the blues and fill them with
President Carnot of Franco recently
visited the homo of Napoleon Bonaparte,
and is said to have gazed with admira
tion upon the granite grotto in which,
according to the legend, the Little Cor
poral spent long hours when a child in
study and play. The young Prince of
Orleans may find a bit of consolation in
this, but there isn't much solace in it for
Boulanger. It may be that that inci
dent, trifling as it appears, prompted tho
Jersey Islo fugitive to disband his or
ganized following. Only the French un
derstand Frenchmen, and they don't al
ways. A NOTED KANSAS CITY.
A paper published in Cincinnati in the
interest of State Sunday school conven
tions, says of the coming convention of
the Christian church: The greatest
Sunday school convention ever assem
bled in Kansas will convene at Atchison,
May 20. Atchison is the second
jrreatest railroad center in the
state, and one of the greatest
in the we.-t. It is the home of
distinguished men. It is here that the
late Governor John A. Martin lived for
more than a quarter of a century. Ex
Governor George W. Click still lives
here. This is the home of Senator John
J. Ingalls, the most distinguished citizen
of Kansas, and in the estimation of
many, the nm-t eloquent statesman in
the national senate. This is the place
where a mob desired to take tlie life of
tlie now lamented Pardee Butler, and
where they tied him to a raft and set
him afloat in the Missouri river. And
it was near he preached probably tlie
first sermon representing the Disciples
of Christ in Kansas. Pardee Butler did
much for the Sunday school cause in
Kansas, especially in Atchison county,
where his wife mid sons and daughter
still reside and help this confessedly im
From the WinfieM Conrirr.
Mr. B. F. Mundell returned from Gar
net t this morning and ghes an account
of a case of wholesale poisoning that oc
curred in that city Sunday. It appears
that shortly after dinner a largo number
of the guests and waiters of tlie Fourth
Avenue hotel were taken violently ill and
it soon became apparent that the cause
was poison. Upon investigation it was
ascertained that ice cream had been
served and that the cream had been
made in a new freezer from which the
muriatic acid used in the soldering had J
not been eradicated. At the time Mr.
Mundell left, which was shortly after
midnight, twenty-three persons were
suffering, and the physicians stated that
there were five who bad but little if any
chauce of recovery. A traveling man
irom xvansas uity. who iaueu 10 punas e i
of the ice cream, was the only person at
the hotel who escaped sickness. 3lrs.
Ed. "Weitzel. formerly of this city, was
among the victims; also several invited
guests of the citv of Garnett. The affair
has C4ut a pall of gloom over that city
that can only be cleared by tlie recovery
of tlie victims.
The Decadence of Civilization.
Iom tbe Xtsw York sun.
"We suggest to the editors of our
esteemed" contemporaries, the North
LVnierican Review and the Forum, that a
svmnosiutn on tho riwulfMice of civiliza-
customer of ours and wears Pilgrim pant-
He is very fussy about his clothes, but we
manage to suit him.
Would John Wmthrop have settled in
Boston if he could have forseen this hor
rible tiling? Think of a Pilgrim in
A National ASktr.
From ttw K. C. Journal.
While it rests entirely with the people
of Louisiana whether or not the lottery
company shall receive an extension of its
franchise, the other states which do not
come in for a share of tlie offered bribe
will suffer the evil consequences quite as
much as Louisiana if the lottery gets a
new lease of life.
Only about S per cent of the Louisiana
Lottery company's revenue comes from
the state of Lonisosa. All the other
states ami territories pay tribute to the
great gambiimr concern, but Louisttna
I alone can exact a return.
MRS. PARNELL'S PENSION.
As there seems to be considerable lack
of information and not a little curiosity
as to why Mrs. Parnell was granted a
pension, the following from the Congres
sional Record of May 10 may be of inter
est: Mr. Cummings This pension bill is for
the benefit of the daughter of Admiral
Charles Stewart and tlie fact that she i3
the mother of Charles Stewart Parnell
has notlung to do with it.
Born in Philadelphia, he entered the
navy as a lieutenant on March 9, 17S9.
He served in a frigate in tlie West In
dies, operating against French privatees.
On July 13, while in the command of
the Experience, he captured tho French
schooner Deux Amis. He was afterward
chased by two French vessels. By skill
fully avoiding them he afterward caught
them separately and captured the
schooner Diana before her sister vessel
could assist her. On November 16, 1S00,
he took the privateer Louisa Bridger. In
December he rescued sixty women and
children, who had been wrecked while
flying from the revolution in San Do
mingo. In 1802 Stewart served as executive of
the Constellation, blockading Tripoli. In
1803 he was placed in command of the
brig Siren, in Preble's squadron off
Tripoli. There he conveyed Decatur in
the Intrepid to destroy the Philadelphia.
He participated in all the attacks on
Tripoli and was included in the vote of
thanks in congress on 3Iarch 3, 1S03, to
Preble's officers, ne took command of
the Essex and went with tlie fleet to
Tunis, where he convinced his commander-in-chief
that it was illegal to make
war except by declaration of congrees.
In 1800 he commanded the Constella
tion and was promoted to captain April
22, 1806. He superintended the con
struction of gunboats at New York in
1S06-07. With Bainbridge, at the out
break of the war of 1812, he dissuaded
the cabinet from the proposed policy of
not sending the navy to sea against tho
British. He was appoiuted to command
the Constellation in that war. In going
to Norfolk he met the British fleet, which
he skillfully avoided. He afterward
participated in the defense of that city.
In the summer of 1813 he took com
mand of the Constitution. He destroyed
tlie Pictou, an armed ship, and the brigs
Chatharine and Phoenix. He chased
several British ships of war and the fri
gate La Piqua, and narrowly escaped
two British frigates near Boston. With
new sails he left Boston in December,
1814. He captured the brig Lord Nelson
off Bermuda, December 24, 1814, and the
ship Susan off Lisbon. On February 23,
1813, ho took two British ships of war,
the Cyane and Levant, after a spirited
engagement of fifty minutes. While at
anchor at St. Jago, Cajie do Verde
Islands, a British fleet approached, ne
ran out of the harbor and adroitly es
caped with the Constitution and Cyane.
The Levant was recaptured by the fleet
in the neutral harbor.
For this exploit Commodore Stewart
received from congress a vote of thanks,
a sword and a gold medal. The Penn
sylvania legislature gave him a sword,
and he was presented with the freedom
of New York.
Like the famous frigate Constitution,
Stewart received the appellation of "Old
Ironsides."' He commanded the Medi
terranean squadron in the Franklin in
1816-'20, and the Pacific squadron in
lb20-24. On the Pacific coast he caused
a paper blockade to be annulled and
vindicated the rights of American com
merce, no was commissioner of tlie
navv in 18:30- 32, commanded the Brook
Ivnnavy yafdin 1838-11, and in 1811
was mentioned as a candidate for presi-
dent, but was not nominated. He had
charge of tlie home squadron in iskj- -1J,
commanded the Philadelphia navy yard
again in 18IG, and from 1S34 to 1801. Tie
was retired as senior commodore in 18.(!
and flag officer in I860, and on July l(i,
102. was commissioned rear admiral,
after which ho was on waiting orders un
til af tor his death, lie was in the service
seventy-one years, and was senior officer
in the American navy for seventeen
Such, Mr. Speaker, is the record of this
admirable officer. The retired list of tlie
navv today costs the government
SUwO.OOO yearly. Since this list was
established the total aggregate cost has
been $16,331,000. The records, Mr. Speak
er, of all the naval ofiicers on the re
tired list today and 1 do not sa- in the
way of disparagement will not compare
with the record of this one American
admiral. They were educated at the
expense of the government, and were re
tired on three-quarters pay when G2
years old. lie was actively on duty
over seventy-one years. Many of them
received prize money: he got not a cent
from the Levant, although cut out of a
neutral port. His patriotism was so
great that he never claimed prize money.
If the country had returned him his
due his daughter today would not be
suft'erimr for the necessaries of life. She
is 74 years old. sick, infirm and destitute. J
money well bestowed.
jli.v , ill ii; ui
r-r - " A I
vour action then, can you cut the pro
posed pension of the daughter of "Old
Ironsides" down to 50 a month, sur
passes my comprehension. I appeal to
your manhood and patriotism to restore
this pension to what was proposed in the
Bad State of AfTair3.
From the Ilurn Monitor.
It takes the Wichita Eagle 1 long
weary hours to reach Bums, a distance
of Gl miles. The Eagle can reach this
place the same day. but the rotten con
dition of the maifservire and disregard
to all rules laid down for quick transit of
mails prevents. Hardly a dny passes
that letters for "'Barnes. Kansas," come
to .j, nostofiice
plainly written to be
sent out onlv to be returned, and can
only le got "rid of by enclosing them in
an official envelope'and directing them
to the postmaster, Burns letters are
sent to Barnes, opened by people who do
not bear the same initials or name. We
are speaking from facts not heresay.
Some one is to blame and should be
The New TarilL
From ttw AtcbJon Ctuunptan.
It may now be accepted that the Mc
Kinley tariff bill will become a law sub
stantially as reported from the ways and
means committee. What its effect will
be upon tlie -ountry. and upon the party
responsible for it, is in tlie future.
j ihe principle of protection nas aiwaya
been a cardinal idea witn tne American
people, the difference consisting is the
degree, and the manner of execution.
The old Whig party was wrecked upon
its devotion to the idea beyond the feel
ines of the neoole. Since then other
j questions have largely overshado wed the
tarui. and only wiinin a lew years nas
thus issue come to tlie fronr. and it now
remains to be seen which of the great
parties is nearest in accord with the"
Two Pictures Take Tour Cboice.
It is now Senator Carlisle, of Ken
tuckv. and Kentucky never had an abler
senator in all the roll of famous men she
has seat to the senate- Atchison Patriot,
Mr. Carlisle will be a very small roan
in the United States sonate. It would
have been much better for hfe reputa
tion hod ho remained in the hoese. Abi
lene Reflector, rep.
Not two weks ao vou passed a enMon "im hi mc- mmui).
i.:n i w.:.,., . i,n . r.r a,i. ! officers will look after it- w
miral Nicholson ilOO a month. It wa I S: PR Pickett
TT. ," -r.-otv- nf "" """"' ' '-" .".,
A new postoffice, named Chaddick. has
been established in Oklahoma and Alonzo
P. Bacon appointed postmaster.
Oklahoma is about equal in size to Mary
land and Delaware combined and ic is
probable that new lands will be added be
fore it becomes a state.
After a whole year of kangaroo law, the
Oklahoma Chief shouts it out that the
genuine article will be hailed with delight
by the lawyers and the public generally.
As between its prospects for becoming
something of a railroad center and the ap
proaching necessity for a system of sewer
age, Guthrie begins to feel some slight
Pnrcell seems to be wrestling with a
boom of considerable pretensions. The
Register says it is difficult for one to keep
track of the various new buildings now
going up there. The new roofs can be seen
in every direction.
What does this mean? The Oklahoma
City Journal says: "The colored people
met with still another misfortune to their
tabernacle. Alter removing it from the
road they set it up again down near the
saw mill. Yesterday morning they found
the timbers scattered along the street fora
block or two."
The acreage of land planted in cotton in
the vicinity "of Norman is rapidly increas
ing of late'and the farmers are still prepar
ing ground for planting. The Transcript
says several thousand acres of the plant
will soon be growing in Little River county
and present prospects are that cotton will
be the leading crop in that section.
Guthrie lias been revivified, so to speak,
hy the renewed promise of an early begin
ning of work on tho proposed street rail
way. The News says a dispatch has been
received by the mayor stating that the
iron and equipments 'had been shipped and
would be in Guthrie soon, when work
would be pushed to completion as fast as
The Edmond Sun says there was a cold
rain there Monday night. There has been
too much dampness and too much coolness
for the corn in Oklahoma this year. Corn
is very backward, but tlie hot days of June
will make it crack with growth. The
ground is thoroughly saturated with
moisture and all corn now needs is warm
weather and care.
The new secretary comes from Frisco.
No; not from Frisco, but El Reno. The
credentials and testimonials of Judue Mar
tin on file in Washington all accredit him
to El Reno. Frisco has no partiality for
the new secretary and he on his part has
no particular love for that place. El Reno
Thanks for the correction. No harm
meant, consequently no harm done.
The El Reno Herald claims that the fil
ing for the town site of El Reno is duly
made and was so when tho recent territor
ial enactment became a law; that there is
not the slightest foundation for the suppo
sition that any set of schemers can invali
date the location of the county seat, and
that the filing of another tract of land to
be called El Reno, in no way affects the
act of congress.
Extending the laws of Arkansas over the
Indian territory has developed the fact
that there are a good many which might
be termed "blue laws" in tho statutes of
Arkansas. It is safe to say that the courts
of the Indian territory will have their
hands full enforcing the laws, for the stat
utes make offenses of many things which
the inhabitants of that country have been
in the habit of dning from their youth up.
The new law as of the Arkansas code in
reference to the carrying of concealed
weapons and gambling was ordered to be
enforced at Purcell beginning with last
Monday. The Register says that the order
caused "an immediate silence in the various
gambling dives, and one now hears less
promiscuous shooting so common on the
streets heretofore. One can be fined 50
and imprisoned 30 days for gambling with
cards or dice or carrying concealed wea
pons. Tlie territory folk are about as well pro
vided with pleasurable iiastimes of a
sportive character as any community
This from the El Reno Herald will rive an
idea of such passing events down there:
"A foot race was run Wednesday at the
fort by Keller, of K troop, and Kennedy,
of B troop. The race was a three hundred
yard dash and ended in a dead heat. Tune
? seconds. About 5.000 were up on the
two men. who are the best runners in the
The Cherokee commission has gone to
visit and negotiate with the small Indian
tribes east ot Oklahoma City, accompanied
by a troop of cavalry. The only trouble
expected will be with the Kickapoos, of
i whom the commission will demand an im
mediate allotment. These Indians do not
own tl,e lands their reservation comprise.
but -ome ot their leader declare that they
will never allot and that they will go back to
Old Mexico, from whence they originally
came, rather than take their lands in sev
eralty and allow the whites to settle
among them. The coiumistiou will, it is
said, allow them no further delay and will
force them either to leave the United
States or accept lard in severalty.
The institution of the Odd Fellows lodge
in Edmond last Friday night wa an event
long to be remembered by all who were
initiated into the mysteries of that noble
order, saj-s the un. Messrs. Guthrie,
"Wheaton, North. McKnead, Smith. Potter,
Mundy, Drawyer, Ti-dale, Schlegel. Gebke
and Harmon," members of thu Guthrie
lodge were in attendance and conducted
the ceremonies. The Edmond lodge starts
oil with a fine list of members and the Zsim
predicts that ere lone it will be one of the
el fa re for the
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The United States Official Investigation
Of Baking Powders, made, under authority of Congress, by the Chemical
Division of the Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C, and
recently completed, furnishes the highest authoritative information
as to which is the best baking powder. The Official Report
Shows the Royal Baking Pow
der to be a cream of tartar baking
powder, superior to all others in
strength and leavening power.
The Royal Baking Powder is absolutely pure, made from the meet
wholesome materials, and produces finer flavored, sweeter,. lighter, more
palatable, wholesome and delicious bread, biscuit, cake, pastry, etc., than
any other baking powder or leavening agent
Being of greater strength than any other baking powder, it is also
the most economical in use.
These great qualities warrant you, if you arc not; using the Roal
Baking Powder, in making a trial of it
Checked and striped surahs at 4S cents a yard. This
is a great big bargain in splendid values for summer
wear. Genuine bargains in summer silks.
Lace and fancy draperv nets we will close out at one
half the original price, 9Sc, $1.23, $1.4S, $.00 and $3.10.
They are worth twice the price.
Special sale in housekeeping department. White
crochet and hemstitched quilts. 20 dozen white quilts at
48 cents. 10 dozen white quilts at 71 cents. 30 dozen
white quilts at S3 cents.
Magnificent linen M arsehaise quilts.
Table covers in chenille and tapestry.
BIG- BABGAEJS ET
S. W. CORNER DOUGLAS AVE. AND MARKET ST.
Extraordinary sale of Dress Goods. A Grand Offering.
Choice of 120 pieces of 40-inch Dress Goods.
Dress complete for three dollars and seventy-live cents.
Eijrht yards of 40-inch dress goods.
Two yards best selesin.
Five yards best cambric.
Two dozen button, one yard linen, whalebone or steels, silk twist and
thread. All the trimming, complete to make up the drees for $41.75.
. You will find good in this lot that nover retail under one dollar a yard.
The dtyles are all good and are the choicest goods ottered tki season.
Our stock of ladies' and children's trimmed hats and bonnet wa never
more complete than now- "WpIkuc the choicest t les and shape, of win h
we have the exclusive controle for "N ichlta. Hat trimmed by the most artist u
milliners free of charge.
Wallace, secretary; John PfafT, treasurer.
Tho Oklahoma Chief has heretofore held
that the colored population of Oklahoma
in about 3.000. The Chief now says: 'Care
ful estimates made by reliable men in
evrj-township in the Territory have been
received at this oflice. and we must ri.HJ
our figures at least one-half. Wo believe
the June ceusus will show letween t5.000
and 7.000 negroes in Oklahoma, In what
will be Oklahoma count', there are xixmt
1,000 blacks, nearly one-half of whom are
residents of Oklahoma City. Little River
county contains the smallest colored opii
lation'aud Kingfisher county the l:trget.
The latter county will show about 2,fMX or
8.000 negroes. Guthrie county will prob
abh slightly exceed the figure given fur
OkI;iliom county The remaine 2,(J0 nv
groes are scattered over Reno, Payne, 1 .it
tie Kiver and Bearer counties."
The El Reno Herald makes this very
frank statement which explain itwdf: The
EAt.Lt is a marvellous newspaper product,
metropolitan in merit w& well as in style.
It will 1m to the mutual advantage of Bl
Reno and Wichita to cultivate the cloaeat
and most cordial relations, as our commer
cial interests are naturally and alinot
necessarily identified. w
the visit of Mr. Dildar, the
Eaglk's genial representative, will
remove a xentiment that waafast befoniina
very general that the Eale whs hud tile to
our interests and while we wem patnuiiz
ing it more extensively than nny other
tiaper. it itemed to be arrayed agaimtt u.
vVe are assured that tin i not the eme.
We have simply fulled to keep the world
advised of our splendid siie.e ami grow
ing prominence through the column ot
that influential medinm.
This Is the way Milt Reynolds treats the
matter of hi failure to receive the appoint
ment of secret ary of Oklahoma, for which
he w;ts h candidate, lie talks about it hint
as the E.WI.K Inhered he would: "The
entire preset of the territory. Democratic
and Republican, either eudorked our p
pomimeiit enthusiastically or refrained
from any opposition. Tne two Republi
can papers at Oklahoma It y and all the
Guthrie paper, editorially and by personal
letters, asked tor our appointment. The
Oklahoma Gawtte criticfed our lecture on
varon imrr. wnirn nao a ngm w.io, or
course, but we believe bss Hewr said a k . v -Jij ! . t,
word hostile to the ntuposed annulment, j jM ol "" Kansans. President ilar
We can onlv thank nt present most pro- j nMn "" to har conseiettUous w rv
found ly and" gratrfullT l he public press of . P'" against appointing any bod T ., t
the territory, of Kaunas, the people of Ed-' ludianian and Presbyterians to nVe.
o jl TSl. JL Z-l o
motid. of Guthrie and Oklahoma City an I
elvwhere for I hetr good word. Kauri;
Mich friends it would be itnpomibta to g,6
mad at anybody."
Brother Stotler. of the Wellingt
Preas. ban auggenUnl tlie lioiding of i
publishers' convention of the SSeveiit'i
district in order t take meatMtre for tu"
prtH-tion of publier relating U h' il
notice. We puhhstv-d hie remarks in
the News bv4 week and approve of " .
step. If xurh a nnvntion nbouid I
called, it might he well to enlarge tt
scone of the mailers to he eosid-r. !,
and discuss the question of ou-operativo
sheets. The matter of legal notice-, is
mt tlie only one in which the pre- t i.
the country is imposed upon. Caldv '1
We fully endorse the above, an.1 U.
lire that jcok1 can b accomplished ( r
the newnpajjers of this district by hi l a
conrenTKMt. 1- every iw'wtmht j,, ,t
within the limits prescribed give ex o -
sion to his xiewg ot tho matter ami ii :
. cat thf l.-t location, in hisjudgni. !.',
tor the meeting. h favor Wn-hita
fxHitu iiaen New Kra.
Compronuatotr tf True.
Fruss tlv Atcuanci Patriot.
rMcKinley hat placet! hinvelf In a jw
cuoar M4tion. He has ilerkmil a lw
which he admits i dr-nigned so a t r .
aide people in foreign countries U Imv
AiiHi-ican gwxl cheaper than A ism
cans thenwlrea can buy them ,i
America. VeriiT.Mr. MrKinisy kal
ler representative of the interests !
Chinamen than Americana.
vry DayTJ he thanda-jr By And By.
Team ilw- At hru Cbamplon.
The chaiM-es are tint when PresM ',t
Iiarrfcoii get- ready to appoint a Ju-l.t
and marshal of the' federal court of i..j
Second Kansas distri-t. he will nimin.i. t
around and find a couuU- of lndi.: t
i-hirt-rin bi- .,! ,i, . n
Innes & Ross.
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