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3T. M. JICRDOCK, Kdltor.
Ljljsxzi, Kaiu, May 11, ISO.
There will be a meeting o the Republican State
Committee at the Copeland hotel, Topeka, Kansas
Jlay 27, ISM, at 4 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of
llllinc vacancies in said committee, naming timo
nnd place for holding Republican Stato Convention,
f xing basis of representation for &amc and trans
acting such other business as may properly come
before it. HnxiiY Booth, Chairman,
Biox S. Hcrcnixs, Secretary.
It will only be a little time now until
the corn crop stories will begin to strike
the tuneful lyre. Ex
Not if present prospects hold out; his
fate promises to be that of Oihello's.
The Wichita EAGLE is now an ardent ad
vocate of free trade and resubmission. The
lNublicanism about the Eagle office
now, is its traditions- Topeka Journal.
A solid, well-connected and reliable
tradition is not to be sneezed at.
The day that the Butler county Alli
ance held its meeting in El Dorado, last
week, a wolf was killed in the suburbs of
that city. This is taken by some as
positive proof that the Alliance is after
scalps in dead earnest.
"Wichita thinks that it will not be many
vears before Topeka will be remembered as
the place where all the secret society men
used to concregate for the purpose of
breaking original packages. Lawrence
As far as regard for the common pro
prieties and civilities to guests is con
cerned, applying these considerations to
the treatment the representative citizens
of "Wichita received in that city on two
recent notable occasions, the breaking of
un original package would, indeed, have
been a noteworthy incident.
During the past week there have been
local rains throughout the state and so
generally distributed as to amount to
almost a general season. "While there
had not been anything like a drouth in
any part of the state, yet the rains have
bee n timely and of great benefit to all
growing vegetation. The prospects for
abundant crops continue as favorable as
could be desired at the present time.
"Unless overtaken by some adverse con
ditions later, crops of all kinds will yield
full and satisfactory harvests.
Governor Humphrey in insisting that
he didn't accede to an application of the
Alliance for his personal presence seems
to forget that the cases were in no sense
parallel. "With the Alliance he had had
no understanding, while on the other
hand he had made a positive previous
agreement to hear the resubmission
clubs; besides the convention of the 23rd
was comjvosed entirely of members of
his own part', and that was the sole and
only object of the presence of the two
hundred, and more IJepublicans at
Topeka on that occasion.
"Is anything being done to acquaint
rur members of congress with the
strength of the temperance sentiment in
Kansas?" inquires the Newton Republi
can. The term "temperance as used by
our e. c. if misleading. The real temper
ance (and temperate) sentiment of the
state is that inculcated by the resubmis
Biouists, and they arc unquestionably
largely in the majority, a fact that the
congressional delegation will do well to
bear in mind. For further evidence as
to the "temperance' sentiment, as it
dominates and prevails at the state capi
tal tlif delegation is referred to the inci
dents and proceedings of the Friday meet
ing there. And they will do - well to
keep a close watch on the evolvements,
the sequels to that "conference."
The business failures in the United
Ktatcs during the past week number 191,
compared with 207 in the corresponding
-ueek of last year, according to R. G.
Dun & Co. The improvement is prob
: bly the effect of the encouraging pros
pect for some favorable legislation on
the currency question. The demand for
a large increase in the volume of the cir
culating medium is well nigh universal,
and the preponderance of sentiment is iu
favor of free coinage of silver, and al
though the administration is understood
to be unfriendly to the last named prop
osition it will hardly ha ' the temerity
to interpose its prerogative and put an
( toppel to legislation that will increase
the currency to sufficient extent to meet
the business demands of the country.
"With fair facilities fordoing business the
west, and Kansas in particular, will con
tinue to prosper and develop in spite of
compromising legislation upon the tariff
That is certainly a strange hallucina
tion that lias possessed many of the Chey
enne, Comanche and Arapahoe Indians
in the territory, under which they have
f or si-voral da s been holding a sort of
preparatory exercise of a religious natiu e,
in anticipation of tho early coming of
thc.r greatest of medicine men from
tlKir northern brethren in the Black
Hills country, and who they expect will
restore the country to the Indians in its
original slate, with its forests, its prairies,
its buffalo and other wild game. They
:!so expect the whito man to be driven
out and tlie Indians restored to full pos
tosion. This idi seems to lie a new
one vv ith the Indinns, and how, where or
from whom they got the idea no one ap
pears to know, but they evidently believe
that a messiah will truly come. Of
course it is merely a superstition, and the
simple children of the plains are to be pit
ied for the credulity that cannot but
bring them disappointment.
THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY.
Yesterday was tho birthday of Vic
toria, queen of England and empress of
India. It was also the fifty-first anni
versary of her ascension of the English
throne. It may also be said to be the
fifty-first anniversary of the change of
tho age of majority for women from 21
to 13 years, tlrat being Victorias age
when she ascended the throne, the
change in the English law liaving been
made to accommodate that particular
event, the original law prohibitinc a
minor from wearing the crown. So that
yesterday occurred the queen's 71st
birthday. It may not be generally
known but it is a fact, odd as it may
seem, that in England little attention is
gh en m a public way to any feature of
tin dual event, tho day often passing
without the slightest demonstration,
outside the royal household. In Canada.
howeer, it is observed as a national
holiday and is usually made a great-fete
day, the chief event of the year.
"HELLIONS" AND "EATS!"
"Why man, ho doth bo-tnde the narrow world
Like a Collous, :md ire petty men
Walk under his h.nre legs and peep about
To nnd ourselves dishonorable gr.ives.''
"Eats"' and "Hellions4" are among the
more expressive epithets in which with
"blood in its eyes' tho Topeka Capital
welcomed a convention of representative
men of the state of Kansas to inhospit
able hours and infamy. Among the
"hellions"' and "rats" were one hundred
men of "Wichita, many of whom will be
found in their places in our churches
this morning, the rest in the bosoms of
their families, but all probably tlianking
heaven that the escaped with their lives
if not with their reputations. However
much Topeka may have been ashamed
of the presence of these men, they are
nevertheless a part and portion of "Wich
ita and citizens of Kansas. If their
presence threatened contamination to
the capital building or was an insuffer
able stench in the nostrils of his excel
lency, Lyman U. Humphrey, they never
theless contribnted very largely to the
building of the one, and they had to a
man, voted for the election of him whose
exalted position rendered it possible for
him to show them less consideration than
would have been shown a delegation of
anarchists or a committee of convicts
from the state's penitentiary. The men
who went from Wichita represented
much of this city's wealth and enter
prise, much of its morality and good cit
izenship, and no more orderly or quiet
body of men, taking the convention as a
whole, ever assembled in Topeka. No
more honorable, sober, high minded, con
scientious men ever more modestly or
more humbly begged a hearing from the
executive head of any government.
They went thero as Republicans,
and only as republicans, in the attitude
of humble petitioners who only desired
to make their request formally a matter
of record. They did not go there to crit
icize the governor nor to abuse those
who believe that prohibition prohibits,
but simply went asking the small privi
lege of a hearing, begging that the peo
ple be permitted an opportunity to peace
fully again record their later convictions,
touching a specified policy, at the ballot
box, the place of last resort and appeal
for law-abiding citizens. Nobody was
drunk, nobody noisy, nobody boistrous;
only were all calmly earnest and respect
ful. While a few individuals may have
felt indignant over the denoument the
majority felt humiliation for themselves
and shame for the head of their party
who evidently had listened to the advice
of tho men who could descend to stig
matize their fellow citizens as "Hellions"'
and "rats," rather than follow the im
pulses of his own heart and brain.
As for the writer these lines, indi
vidually, he envied tho comparatively
happy lot of the victim of exilement by
administrative process in the far off Si
berian frontier of benighted Russia. As
o looked away to the green rolling hills
beyond the Kaw and remembered that
within sight of where wo then sat
that we had helped old Ossawato
mie Brown across the river with his ox
wagon and last cargo of blackmen who
under his guidanco were fleeing for
freedom, that our first vote was cast
within a hundred feet of where the
words "hellions" and "rats" were written
and that that vote was against the
Lecompton constitution, since which
time wo have never bolted or
scratched a Republican ticket,
we felt like exclaiming with
troubled Jeremiah, "oh, that my head
was waters and mine oyes a fountain of
tears'' deep enough to drown myself or
THE FACTS IN THE CASE.
Some time since the chairman of the
resubmission district committees notified
Governor Humphrey that they had
numerous petitions to lay before him,
and further, that they desired in such
connection to formally set forth the rea
sons that had convinced them Avhy it
would be to the best interests of the state
and of the Republican party of Kansas
to convene the legislature in extrasession
that the people might be afforded an op
portunity to determine by ballot whether
the prohibition amondment should be
retained in the constitution or not, ask
ing him to name a day on which the Re
submissionists could have a hearing.
The 23rd of May was agreed upon as the
date, whereupon two or three hundred
citizens from different portions of tho
state repaired to tho capital. A com
mittee was thereupon directed to wait
upon his Excellency and to announce
to him the convention's desire and
his own convenience as to the
hour at which he would listen to their
prayer. The hour was fixed, and the
committee reported their understanding
of the facts back. The hour having ar
rived and the convention liaving as
sembled the committee was instructed to
again repair to the executive office and
to conduct tho governor with becoming
dignity and decorum to the house of rep
resentatives in the same building, in ac
cordance with the former understanding
and report of the committee; the band
to be stationed to play "Hail to the
Chief at a given signal, the convention
to receive his excellency standing, etc..
etc, tho governor to take an honored
seat and to withdraw upon the finishing
of the reading of the memorial. The
committee repaired to ihe governor's
room the second timo but the subsequent
proceedings were not in accordance
with the program." yet were none the
less interesting. The committee having
announced their readiness, to their utter
surprise they found the governor any
thing but ready. The upshot being that
the governor did not meet the gentlemen
comixKuig the convention, which, gentle
men could not see tlie sense in sending a
memorial in writing from tlie third floor
down to the second floor which could
just as well have been sent by mail from
the executive committee's headquarters
without the expense and trouble of hun
dreds of miles of travel that they might
participate in the itonor of a formal,
dignified and oral statement.
As to what really did occur and as to
what was really said during the interview
in the governors chamber there is a
disagreement, the governor claiming
that the committe misunderstood or
misapprehended, and they claiming upon
the other hand that they did not. about
which there is bound to be more in the
future. The convention held that
"whether there was a misunderstanding
or not, it was as little as the governor
could do to at least formally hear so large
and respectable number of members of
his own party and citizens of the state,
who had come so far and sacrificed so
much time for an opportunity to make
an open and honest appeal, and for the
submission of their convictions for his
consideration. This, in brief and in gen
end terms, is the entire unfortunate mat-
ter stated, we trust, without prejudice
or an unworthy feeling. As for the pub
lic's estimate and conclusion of the mat
ter, as for the conjectures of ulterior mo
tives and side influences and pressures,
the future will sift and determine.
TWO CONSPICUOUS EXAMPLES
If the position taken by our Wichita
friends, that the open saloon is the engine
which is to start the wheels of the factories
and furnish employment to the idle me
chanics and laborers, why is it that their
own city and Leavenworth, the two cities
of the state alone which have been reveling
in the unrestricted sale of liquors, should
be suffering more from general depression
than is being experienced by any of the
other cities of the state. Arkansas City
As far as Wichita is concerned she has
heard and seen stated the substance of
the slander above quoted until disgust
has turned to pity for the depravity of
those who repeat it. The Traveler, et al,
know, if they know anything, that
Wichita has never made any such claim
for the open saloon as is alleged in the
paragraph quoted. The Traveler also
knows, or ought to know, that there has
never at any time been any greater dis
regard for tho prohibitory law in the
two cities named than in any and every
other city in the state, the Traveler's
own city especially not excepted. There
has beei this difference, however: the
cities named long since recognized
that the law was a failure
for tho purpose for which it was
designed, and had the courage and man
liness to acknowledge it, and have not
acted the lie by making the hypocritical
attempt to deceive the public as to the
If, however, the cities of Wichita and
Leavenworth "have been reveling in the
unrestricted sale of liquors," and if it
were true that this has had anything to
do with bringing about existing indus
trial and commercial conditions, no
stronger argument could be used in
favor of inaugurating the same policy in
all the cities and towns of the state, for,
the cities named, instead of suffering
from general depression, are today and
have been right along enjoying greater
activity in every department of business
and a greater degree of prosperity
than any other Uvo cities of
the state, no differenco what
their claims or their pretended attitude
in regard to tho liquor question. A
casual observation of the streets and
business houses and industrial establish
ments of the two cities prove this, and
not only this, but the statistics of the
business of the cities of the state, com
mercial and industrial (except perhaps
Kansas City, the bulk of which legiti
mately belongs to the Missouri division
we regret to know of that aggrega
tion) bear out the statement.
We repeat, therefore, that if the real
condition of affairs as to general busi
ness and other evidences of thrift and
prosperity in Wichita and Leavenworth
aro in any way contingent upon the
liquor traffic granting the assertions in
regard thereto to be true it behooves
every other city and town in Kansas to
throw off the cloak of hypocrisy and
follow tho lead of the two most enter
prising and prosperous cities in the state.
The set address of President Allen and
the memorial of the Resubmission con
vention took up so much space that the
Eagle did not attempt to give the pro
ceedings in detail. Some splendid Re
publican speeches were made by Payne,
Callahan, Bentley and others and Mayor
Clement in the most rousing, earnest
and eloquent speech of the convention,
and which was tho talk of the streets,
not only stood up for the party and for a
fight within the party, but paid one of
the finest tributes to Wichita and to her
people that was ever uttered by any man.
Every 6entenco was soundly and loudly
applauded. There was no intimation of a
third party movement; heard, but upon
the other hand several speakers took
pains to emphasize the fact that the Re
publican party was being asked to re
submit the question of prohibition to a
vote of the people, and not the Demo
cratic party or any fusion.
While the appointment of a central
committee was being considered Mr.
Douglass moved the appointment of a
special committee to report at once a
resolution defining clearly the object of
the proposed organization. He said he
was no less a Republican because of what
had just happened than lie was two
hours before, and he made an earnest
appeal for keeping the proposed
organization within the Republican
party and of having
stated at once and
Iv that no man
paper in the state daro misrepresent the
fact. He was as earnestly for resub
mission as any man on the floor, and
there were tens of thousands of Republi
cans who entertained the same convic
tions but who would not go into any
third party opganization or Democratic
annex. In some of the counties the
friends of resubmission were in a ma
jority in tlie Republican organization ; in
others the enemies of resubmission con
trolled the organization. But in such
counties the contest would be made
within tlie Republican party and under
tlie ohi flag. There was no other place
for a Republican to fight.
Mr. Douglas, as chairman of tlie com
mittee referred to, reported tlie following
revolution which was unanimously
adopted and which will set at rest any
Resolved, That for tlie purpose of fur
tliering the interest of tlie Republican
parry and for obtaining the resubmission
of tlie prohibitory amendment through
the instrumentality of tlie Republican
party and to keep the Republican rty
of Kansas in harmony with the National
Republican party, a central committee
be appointed consisting of two members
from each coiicresaonal district and one
at Jarre, to carry out the purposes afore- j
ssKi uirougnouc tlie strce.
For the Eajilc.
REST, SOLDIERS, REST.
ResDcctfully Dedicated to Garfield Post G. A. R..
Rest, soldier rest! .No more on tented field
Wilt thou with sturdy arm thy weapon wield.
No more thy caily decked and valiant steed
With nostrils naming wide the onslaught lead.
Xor where the ranks are falling, wilt thou ride
With maddening rush to stem the faltering tide;
Xo more the bugle's shrill and piercing note
Across thy morning dreams of home shall float
To rouse thee with the horrors of red war.
Its ghastly visions finming from atar.
Sleep, comrade, sleep! A nation's love is thine.
And so with flowers thy sepulchre we twine.
But suns shall set and silvery moons shall rise.
And sail triumphant though the stormy skies.
While thou shall slumber deep In silence here.
Where evening's gentle dew and falling tear
Keep green thy grave. And sires shall tell to son
Around the hearthstone when the day is done
The tale of valorous deeds performed by thee.
Whose blood keeps green the tree of liberty.
Rest, soldier, restl Thy work on earth Is done.
But long as rivers to the ocean run.
Long as the trees their garb of green shall wave.
Or flowers spring up with which to deck thy grave,
Shall we, with grateful hearts for service done,
Assemble on this day, and for a people won
A nation saved, give thanks, and comrades dear
As oft as comes the springtime of the year
Shall wc with lent bow low in reverence deep.
Where willow's green watch, o'er thy peaceful
Sleep, comrade, sleep! And peace be unto thee.
Long as tho starry flag floats o'er the free.
Thy name shall aye be sung in storied song.
And be the cry with which to conquer wrong.
Rest, soldier, rest!
.fcleep, comrade, sleep!
The Walxots, Hay 24, 1S90.
'UNION" COLLEGE EXAMINATION.
Under tlie auspices of the University
Extension and Home Culture Society of
Chicago, following a plan suggested by
President Eliot of Harvard University, a
"union' examination for admission to a
number of colleges will be held June
14th beginning at 9 o'clock a. m. at the
Southwestern Business College, this city,
under the direction of Prof. E. H. Fritch
chief examiner. A prize of fifty dollars
is offered for the best entrance examina
tion paper. Provision will be made at
the same time for examinations for first
and second honors hi ancient and modern
languages, mathematics, the sciences,
liistory. medicine, music, theology, etc.,
on the plan of the famous University of
The names of successful candidates
and those entitled to certificates of honor
will be published in tho reports of the
society. Candidates can receive full in
formation by addressing the treasurer of
the society, F. W. Harkins, 147 Throop
St., Chicago, 111.
THE EAGLE AND PROTECTION.
Colonel Marsh Murdock rejected the Mc
Kinley bill just as the Republicans of the
house by a practically unanimous vote
agreed to accept it. This is a little un
fortunate for Colonel Murdock. Emporia
You might more correctly have writ
ten unfortunate for the unanimous Re
publicans. The difference between the
Eagle and some, if not many, of its co
temporaries lies in this, that this paper
does not wait for party tips or political
nods from any quarter. The McKinley
bill is not for the west. The markets
that that bill makes are largely east oft he
Alleghenies; the things it protects with
high duties are the very things that the
west can not manufacture but must buy.
Had the senate and house both passed
the bill we should have spoken at that
time just as we did. In fact tlie need of
speech would but have been all the more
Now, Mr. Republican, don't you know
that all our interest money goes to the
east; that all our insurance money goes
to the east; that all we have to sell goes
to the east, cost of transportation swal
lowing the profits of our productions as
they go east, and that all we must buy
comes from the east, not only burthened
with this same cost in transportation but
the additional load which high protec
In other words, the Eagle is a protec
tion organ protection roit the west, pro
tection from the highly protected east.
A state exchange significantly remarks
"After the 23d of May comes election
da v." That's what. '
ST. LOUIS, "WICHITA, FRISCO.
The New Deal and What is Thought
Known and Said.
A Chicago Tribune special says that
George C. Magoun, chairman of the
Atchison board of directors, returned to
this city from Boston last night and w:is
at his office this morning. To the Herald
correspondent he said that the terms un
der which the control of the St. Louis &
San Francisco passed into the hands of
the Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe were
not yet ready to be made public, but
that on Monday next the full facts would
be given out. He characterized the cur
rent story that there was to be an exten
sion of the blanket mortgage on Atchi
son, so as to cover the new property
acquired. as highly improbable, in face
of the fact that the aforesaid mortgage
distinctly provides that there shall be no
further i's-sue. A Boston dispatch re
ceived in the street this morning says
that none of the reports as to detail of
the purchase of the San Francisco by the
Atchison can be confirmed in that city.
The stories, the dispatch adds, emanate
entirely from St Louis & San Francisco
sources in New York.
Tlie St. Louis & San Francisco oper
ates about fifteen hundred miles of its
own track, and is also the joint owner
with the Atchison of the Atlantic &,
Pacific railwav. President Winslow of
the St. Louis & San Francisco, confirms
tlie announcement of the deal, and says
he shall resign his position in about three
weeks. The details of tlie transaction,
which involves millions, will probably
not be made public until some time next
week, but it is rumored that it involves
a new issues of Atchison stock to cover
the newly acquired property.
Tlie basis for tlie exchange of stock
has not been made public officially, but
it is reported to lie four of Atchison for
tliree of the St. Louis fc San Francisco
preferred and two of Atcliison for one of
St. Louis & San Francisco common. The
deal was arranged by George C. Magoun,
chairman of the "Atchison board of
directors: John J. McCook, of the well
known firm of Alexander & Greene,
and J. M. Libby, all New York
members of the' Atchison direc
tory, acting for that company, and the
banking house of J. and W. SeJigman
representing the controlling interest in
the Sc Louis & San Francfcco.
By this deal the Atchison system se
cures its own line into St. Louis, with
splendid terminal facilities, and offers
the shortest route via St. Louis across the
continent from New York to San Fran
cisco. The St, Louis & San Francisco
runs west from St. Louis to a connec
tion with the Atchison at Wichita, Kan.,
with branches connecting with the Atch
ison at other points and extending into
The purchase ato removes a source of
a considerable amount of friction in the
ownership of the Atlantic & Pacific, as
heretofore both the Atchison and St.
Louis & San Francisco were competitors
for transcontinental business.
OKLAHOMA ORIGINAL PACKAGES.
Since the second day of
the present month trans
gressors of law and order
are answerable for their ac
tions to the courts "provid
ed for by the Oklahoma
bill. The courts will be in
operation in a few days.
Tho prairies are perfect
flower gardens, so thickly
studded are they with the
rich colors of our many
wild western blossoms,
which for beauty few culti
vated blossoms can outri
val. Beaver Advocate.
Oklahoma as a whole did
. titself proud in its generous
A.nrnmit to accord its first
iovernor a whole-hearted
receDtion and welcome to
its midst and his home. A splendid au
gurv for the present and fnture of the so
ciaf status of the enterprising citizenry.
Candidates for the legislature are begin
ning to bob up here and there in the ter
ritory. The first official act of the first governor
was to go to Orlando to greet the reception
committee and escort them to Guthrie.
He did it beautifully.
The El Reno Herald says: "There are
1.020 town lots in Reno City and 700 of
them are not occupied nor claimed by any
body, so we are intormed."
The wheat crop is already assured, and a
few more days of such weather as this will
place the corn crop beyond the possibility
o a failure. Oklahoma City Times.
A revival is being held at the Christian
tabernacle, corner of Harvey and First
street, Oklahoma City. Meetings are being
held every nisht, and the Journal says the
interest is growing.
Guthrie has taken a pretty big contract
iiiiijLit; litis i-ijigii icucj lJr -...
her hands a fifty thousand dollar cupi
buildmg before she is eighteen months
old. The Capital declares that she will do
it, and don't you forget it.
Horace Speed has left the Cherokee com
mission and will send in his resignation
in a few days. A friend of Commissioner
Jerome, of Wisconsin, will, it L thought,
be his successor as secretary. Oklahoma
The Edmond Sun is of the opinion that
it is cheaper for the people to have smaller
counties and few offices than have big
counties and many ollices. In other words
the southern system of running local af
fairs is cheaper than the northern system.
From the dome of the Congregational
college at the city of Downs, when com
pleted, can be seen the city of Guthrie, the
city of Kingfisher, Alfred, Edmond and
Seward. No point in the territory affords
such an enchanting view, says the Guthrie
Hear the Oklahoma City Times cackle:
The officers have been confirmed, tho pres
ident has signed the townsite bill, the trus
tees will soon be appointed, we will soon
have titles to town property, the farmers
are happy with the crop prospects, every
body Lu smiling and making money.
Edmond Sun: Joseph Smeltser, one of
our enterprising farmers, made this office
a call last Thursday. lie informs us that
in liis township (14-5) 1,200 acres will be
planted to cotton. Mr. Smeltser js an old
cotton raiser, and he thinks this is destin
ed to become a great cotton country. He
and his sons have out about fifty acres and
will plant fully as much more.
Taxes will soon be levied on our people,
who have known no such thing since their
residence in No Man's Land. But taxes
will gladly be paid in support of the gov
ernment we have so long been denied.
Only personal property can be taxed, as no
assessment can be made on claims until
the homesteader secures his patent from
the government. Beaver Advocate.
Guthrie land office items, from the News:
69S4 S. E. Bartel n e 7-11-2.
19?S, Milton E. Bailey v. Francis Webb,
n e IS 10-1. Witness, C. W. Carson, alle
li77, It. S. Stewart vs. A. McKeig, s w
13-19-1. Witness, J. Bevin, allegation
Governor Jerome, says a Guthrie News
representative, who observed the govern
or's actions toward the Iowa Indians when
holding a pow-wow, is a determined man.
He simply means that the commission
shall not be a failure, as all others have
been. He listened attentively to what they
had to say, but told them in return that,
sooner or'later, "their lands will have to bo
opened to white settlement."
For several days nothing has happened
to bring the Couch-Adams-Weinich-Dnw-son-Higgins-Morgan
quarter into promi
nence, and it was felt that something was
out of gear tor quietness to prevail on
that much disputed claim for even a few
days showed an abnormal condition of af
fairs. The peace and quietness was broken
again on Wednesday night at about 12
oxlock, and once more the dickens is to
pay. Oklahoma Journal.
The noble red man has never had a na
tional reputation for hi, conversational
powers, and to get him to talk on an empty
stomach i something which no man has
ever yet been able to accomplish. In keep
ing with this peculiar characteristic about
all the commission so far has been able to
get from thelowas is that "Indian stomach
empty, white man's stomach full; give us
feast of ox, then we talk." Oklahoma
Say the Oklahoma Journal: Ardmore
is most fortunately Mtuated. it is in the
center of a rich agricultural region, and
last year 17,000 bales of cotton were mar
keted at that point, besides it iis a good
shipping poinUfor livestock. Three mile-,
from the city coal mines are operated, 500
men being employed. The measure now
mined is lour feet in thicknes?. Besides
this measure there are two others which
are not being developed as yet. The city
contains 2,500 inhabitants now, and is
The territorial officers are on deck and
on duty and from this time on we should
strive unitedly and vigorously u make
this a great state and a great territory. It
will not long remain an a territory. Okla
homa almost stepped into statehood from
the start. Its settlement, value of iW im
provements, character awl intelligence of
its people all 'how that Oklahoma is ten
years in advance of the settlement and
growth of all pre ions territories. Ed
mond Sun. All of which is strictly tru.
The Oklahoma Chief favors the submis
sion of prohibition to the voters of the territory-
It .-fly: 'it i nothing more than
fair to submit the question of prohibition
in Oklahoma to toe people at the poll.
There is little danger of the prohibitionists
cont rolling t he legilatnr. and le danger
of their polling a majority vote, it the
4ij-k-tn f uTiVtinittcj? ti tkit
ouestion is submitted
to the people. Th
Chief favors jvnt i-prohibitioni3
for Uie '
lecilnture. but it is brond enough and t
liberal enough to advocate the election of
men who are willing to get a free expres
sion of the public wilL" f
The blanket Indians ar a npver-failiag i
source of amusement to toe aaH bor ami
to the older people as well. A? they trav
erse the town from one end of it to the
other, perhaps a dozen of them of both
f-exes and all aire? in ?uicle Ute. they attract
a reat deal of attention. One of their
idioyncra.ies. aysthe Oklahoma Journal.
is for the whole yanjr to squat down upon
the railroad track where they will remain
for hours waiting for a train tocoowr along
and when it does come they view its ap
proach with open cved wonder, and
iiust ti few Msconds before it get to thaia
but when tbey do -scatter tiwy get far
enough aww to avoid all danger.
The Guthrie New? enunciates tbU bit of
sound doctrine: We c ot bogia too
soon to cast about for desirable men for
the flr-t JeefalaUTe aawmbly. The work
of the lln-i legislature b pantajowat ia im
portance to almost every other public mat
ter Thee gentleman will Jay the ground
work for the future 4le. So there ore it
is incumbent on as to .select not but the
very bet men to repreat n with
out pcx or blemi-h. We want no trick
sters nor nncsri nor jack-ke aor men
whose wiMJom and ways are In the let
degree crooked. la short, we waot mttn of
fetrenst n and power ana wie ht nave
beau "beyond the reaca of i&adkL We
can not afford to .-end any other kiwL It
ia to the be?. interests of Oklahoma that
we mni look. No man baa any claim up
on our Miff rage and we are iw no ob
ligation to bo man. bat we xre nader a
grand responsibility to Oklahoma.
500 Pairs Kottindiaiii lace
We are showing an immense line of curtains in all the latest
novelties. . Remember this Sale.
BLACK LACE DRAPERY 3SETS.
A special offer for Monday, fancy stripe design at $1.9S,
worth 3.000. Choice and elegant roal novelty.
JSow for cheap French Sateens. "Why very best French
Sateens reduced to 25 cents a yard. We will close them all out
A new lot of those Ladies'
Only 10 cents; only 10 cents.
White House of Lines & Ross.
S. W. CORXER DODGL.VS AVE. AXD MARKETiST.
Onr Special "Dress Goods Sale, which we designated last
week, has proved an immense success, both to us "and to the
buyer. "We are working oil stock on which Ave were overloaded,
and giving the public the benefit of the greatest bargain in Dress
Goods ever offered in the city.
We give you the choice of 120 pieces forty-inch dress goods,
all new stock, choice shades and colors.
Eight yards forty-inch Dress Goods, with trimmings com,
plete for making the dress for three do liars and aevency-iivo cents
Our Millinery Parlors are daily crowded with anxious
buyers. We are anxious to show goods in this department, as
we know that our styles are good, and our prices are much balow
the prices which is ordinarily charged for Millinary goods.
147 N MAIN" STREET.
OFFER 3 BARGAINS FOR THIS WEEK.
One lot ISTuns Veiling,
per yard. Value 25 cents.
One lot 45-inch Embroidered FlouncingS'at 68 cents
per yard Value $1.00.
One lot Drochet Quilts,
each. Value $1.25.
The Items Prove their
BDTTHRWORTH AND PLUMB.
To the EUtor nf Uic Egla.
AH true Republicans before in. and
nhould advocate a government of the
people, br the pnople. for the people:
and not apcoal fvori!sm centralizing
wealth among a few individual or cor
porations, or in any section of the country
to the iHiprvfriahment of other. For
tlie promotion of tlitee fundamental
principle of the Republican party there
would btf wisdom in wrfnmating for
(president of the United .State, in 13S2,
Jenjamin BoUrworth. of Ohio, who
would bf a candidate of die people sad
not of truwta and monopoliea; and for
vice president onr worthy wnator, Pres
ton B. Ilumb: and for membert of the
Fifty-second ronreag men who wH be
true to their Republican priaeipiaa, and
not. blind followers of leaders com
mitted to self falter, who are Iiepb
Itcans in name only, and the Ibpahfiean
part v will ronturoe to control the a&aira
of the country otherw sm it is doubtfaL
A TBI E HXPTBUCAX.
THJt ?JLHXS AND MXXZR.
Oar tears antijrh and eommtofd and
fail to the cold odden earth with those of
George Waafcinetoo Martin today. The
Mexican Kier ha& bean left to del and
wt m penary and want and the art of
ttte Araenu rnmaces amoider m ima
Ameneaa anaar is
protected and uAtauted. Wichita JCiUHJa,
o, bo Jes not: oojy pr rat of him
is protsrtd and that portion whash
seems to hare the world br th Sim4.
The fellows who ha the corner on the
a&gular feature of Uu controversy was!
rvnrx ( Uh rrit4.,r, t --..t, I
Curtains at one-half their value.
Jersey, Ribbed Yests just received.
Bargains at the
M JL v JLILJLJ!
black and colors, at 12 h cents
full regular size, at 98,cente
Yalue on Investigation,
ft : WALKER
brought out in the debate, and thai waa
that tlie beat paid laborers on earth are
Huaera, while the Kansa farmer is put
off with excluding Canadian gg ami
the 1,300 bushels f wheat thai cans ia
bfe4 year. A member f rota Texas atatad
thai the peon labor of Mexico was nakl
from fl.50 to $2 00 pr day, nxra than
some coal mimtn in rennsylr&jua. Bmt
the nem of the McKiatey bill hi nut
on Scripture. we cannot kick to tham
thai hath shall be given Kansas City
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