ivmiutf, ffmxje 6, 1890,
jr. 31. ilL'nDOCK. raitor.
It Beems as difficult to keep the cattle
men outof tho strip as flies from a sugar
bowl in summer.
Secretary Nobie denies- that lie is about
to resign-, and a thousand Hoosier hopes
fall back to sullen servility.
Judging from his appearance, Repre
sentative Richard Yaux will not get the
support of the barbers of his district.
The Arizonia Indians have broken out
again and are murdering settlers. "Why
doesn't the Arizona Indian become ex
tinct? An exchange calls attention to the fact
that the question "Is it hot enough for
your" has been omitted from the census
Senator Teller, of Colorado, denies the
report that he is a wealthy man. But he
cannot deny that he has a very good
name to "bank" upon.
A Chicago investor who was coming
to Kansas City with $1,000 in his inside
pocket was relieved of it on the road.
The robbery was premature.
Emperor William has ordered Prince
Bismarck to shut liis mouth. There are
a great many things harder than death
to a man in Bismarck's position.
A bill has just passed tho Kentucky
legislature making it unlawful to appear
at church in a state of intoxication.
This is rather ambiguously worded.
There are sixteen negro jockeys in this
country who get between three and eight
thousand dollars a year apiece, on ac
count of tho ability they have shown in
settling the race problem.
The end of the present session of con
gress grows dimmer in the distance with
every days adjournment. And so does
conclusive legislation on some of the
most important matters before congress.
"With the farmers of the west
and tho laboring people and busi
ness men of tho easL all protesting
against tho passage of the McKinley bill
that measure would seem to be pretty
much of an orphan thrown upon an un
The first victim of the new extradition
treaty between Canada and the United
States is an Oliio man. There seems to
be an effort in the Buck-eye state to be
recorded in the history of the present
administration by some other fact than
merely that of being the first state east
The United Presbyterian assembly has
requested tho president of these United
States to incorporate in his Thanksgiving
proclamation a proper recognition of
Jesus Christ as supremo ruler of tho
nation The assembly acted deploinatic
nlly in putting such a request off until a
The logical effect of the recent order
in Boston requiring everybody who
drinks to sit down while they are indul
ging cannot but be to increase the con
sumption of intoxicants and facilitate in
toxication instead of suppressing either
or both as was the ostensible design. Tho
reason why is too patent to need to be
The Hartford Courant makes the sensi
ble remark that it is a foolish piece of
business to scold the supreme court for
its decision in tho "original package"
case. Tho court did not enact the de
fective law it simply pointed out tho
defect. Some people, however, will
take comfort in swearing at the court
when tho decision is against them.
"Hitch your wagon to a star' is the
motto of tho , Manhattan graduates. A
wise motto as applied to tho journey in
that direction and implying readiness at
all times for tho trip. But the graduates
will find that horses or mules, or even
work cattle before the wagon will bo
conducive to a good start when the time
comes to make the liitch for the final
Tho Topeka and Salina original pack
age cases will come up for hearing be
fore Judge Foster in tho United States
district court at Leavenworth today.
The result is looked for with interest not
oulyin thus state but throughout tho
country, as upon tho decision depends
tho action of tho civil authorities in deal
ing with that trafiio pending action on
the "Wilson bill by congress.
Tho very urgent protest, presented to
tho seuate finance committee by a large
number of merchants and manufacturers
of eastern cities, against the passage of
the McKinley bill cannot fail to attract
attention. And coupled with a similar
remonstrance from the agriculturists of
the wet it should have no little weight
with the committee and the senate in
the:r wark of reforming the bill.
Pluckv Euiin Pasha, half blind and
Eccrec ii covered from his illness, pushes
his wr.y steadily into tho interior of
YfriVi. Meantime other Africau ex
plorers enjoy tiie pleasures of civiliza
tion, are generously banqueted, write for
the magazines and make speeches.
Emin prefers work to words, although
the others, in enlightening the world con
cerning the dark continent, are doing
abundant an important service.
The political gossips about Washington
City liave become so completely dis
gruntled at the long continued amicable
relations between tho president and his
cabinet that they are almost desperate
and are bound to kick up a rumpus in
the administration family. A few days
ago they had a break between the presi
dent and Secretary Blaine worked up
almost to the point of actual separation,
but the secretary is still at Ids jwst com
plaicently performing his duties in his
usual even-tempered and satisfactory
way. ov the gossips have Secretary
of the Interior Noble on the eve of stop
ping down and out, with the president
in a waiting attitude for his resignation.
There may be changes in the cabinet be
fore tho end of the administration's term
but there is no real ground for expecting I
it ixb una nine. mi inose wno origin
ate such canards the wish is evidentlv
father to the thought.
KANSAS' IMMUNITY FROM PESTS.
Do our farmer friends ever compare
their advantages with the opportunities
of their eastern brethren? They certain
ly do, for they are intelligent citizens,
but we never relax our interest and
often speak of them for the benefit of
our distant readers. Just now a new
pest has appeared in parts of the east
that destroys the meadows and pastures;
It is a small worm that feeds upon the
grass. Only a few years ago such a
pest appeared there that worked beneath
the surface and ate the roots leaving
above the surface a dead and dry mat,
necessitating the plowing up of all fields
where they appeared. Our prairies have
never failed to produce an abundance of
rich pasturage and liay. Another item
by way of comparison: our meadows
do not have to be top dressed with ex
pensive fertilizers to get them started;
hence we would not meet so great a loss
as the eastern farmer even if visited by
those pests. "With the exception of the
grasshoppers one or two seasons several
years ago Kansas farmers have never
been seriously annoyed with insect pests
in their crops.
A VOLUME IN ONE SENTENCE.
He who utters a great truth in one
brief expression is like the great general
who through one well planned move
ment of his army brings victory to his
cause and eternal fame to himself. But
a single good thought born of greatness
is a legacy to mankind, imperishable,
and is greater than that which often
fade3 away and is soon forgotten. As
an illustration of what a volume can bo
brought forth in a single utterance let us
take Horace Greeley's advice of, "Go
west, young man." How many have
read these few words and followed im
plicitly and confidently their simple yet
valuable direction. What did the great
commoner mean when he said this? His
great mind had undoubtedly grasped the
situation in thp over-crowded east,
and beheld with equal clear
ness the great undeveloped west,
where the fullness of the earth knew no
limitation, where boundless prairies
rolled away in the magnificent distance,
and where mountains with their treas
ures of precious metals vied with the val
ley s ncii and productive in soil, in pro
viding labor and the promise of a just
and liberal reward. But tickle the virgin
soil and bounteous recognition of tho
husbandman's skill springs forth; and let
the miner strike deep his pick and drill
into the towering cliff and the echo is
heard in the great mints of the world.
Horace Greely knew what untold
wealth awaited development in the great
west and directed the young man full of
energy and brawn to come hither and
seek a new home and certain reward.
Ho came, and how many have found tho
rich heritage of this good old man! How
many have found both fame and fortune,
while if they had remained in the east
naught but a scanty existence would
liave been the reward for incessant toil.
No more fitting example of the effect
of following this advice of the age can
be found than in our glorious state and
our own fair Wichita. Many of our
leading men less than a score of years
ago, left their eastern homes and friends
to seek a new home and carve out for
themselves a firm foothold in the numer
ous field of business, aud success crown
ed their efforts far beyond their most
saungino expectations, and wealth and
mitold luxury surround them, and they
find boundless pleasure in a happy reality.
To the young men of the east we say
come west! Come to Wichita, and in
beholding what a city can bo built in a
few years, you but witness what can bo
accomplished in a brief space of time by
Tho profuse display of confederate
flags at Richmond on the occasion of tho
dedication of tho Lee monument may
liave been considered as evidence of a
lack of wholehearted loyalty to the Union,
but the action of those same people in
raising 00,000 cash the same day towards
completing tho proposed monument to
General Grant in New York showed that
their admiration for the grand hero of
tho union cause has not abated one whit
by lapse of time nor apparently adverse
The secretary of the state board of
agriculture of Maine reports that the de
cline in tho price of farming laud in
that state has been fully 50 per cent dur
ing the last twenty years, and 33 per
cent of the shrinkage has taken place
within tho past decade. At present
there is no demand for farming land at
any price. The same conditions are re
ported to exist to an equal extent in sev
eral eastern states. What has been their
loss has been a relative gain to tho west.
But nothing could be more natural.
Self interest is the great mainspring to
THE NATIC AL GUARD.
From Uvo K. C Star.
"In a well organized militia lies the'
safety of the republic." The first troops
that reported at Washington in 18G1 were
militia; the Eighth New York and the
Sixth Massachusetts, the latter attacked
by a mob during its march through Bal
timore. The majority of soldiers who
fought at the first battle of Bull Run
were militaa, whoeo commanders in
many instances afterwards became fa
mous generals, and great numbers of its
rank aud file wore "the stars" before tho
war ended. By the militia the union
Congress during Mr. Lincoln's admin
istration passed u most comprehensive
bill organizing the national guard, hence,
since that time, very properly, our state
troops are no longer called militia. It is
alleged that the measure was inspired by
William H. Seward, and of course the
title was taken from the guarde nationale
of France. Perhaps because of its
foreign extraction the name has
not been so generally adopted by
the masses, nor has the organization re
ceived that attention and care by the
states that it merits. Certainly the
representative companies camped in
Kansas City today, are as fine looking
and intelligent an assemblage of young
men as are to be found anywhere; "whose
manner and bearing show" that esprit du
corps which characterizes the efficient
soldier of any nation, and of whom any
commonwealth may be justly proud.
The states generally should be more
lilerai in their appropriations for main
taining our national guard, and keep it
up to that standard where it properlv is
a reflex of the military prestige of the
country, and in case of trouble it mav be
depeuded upon to promptly respond, as
the old militia did so nobly in the na
There are between three and four hun
dred Kansans in Paris at pressnt Paris,
The state senators who have a vote in
the senatorial velection next winter are
feeling bigger every day now.
A man by the name of Gerow has been
mentioned in connection with the editor
ial chair of the Atchison Champion.
Yfednesday was the anniversary of the
hanging of Oliphant at Topeka. Since
then burglary there has never been what
Tho Atchison Globe informs the world
that it is predicted that D. R. Anthony
will be a resubmissionist before the close
of the summer.
The Second district will have its con
gressional convention arranged for on the
17th. The Seventh district convention
will he held on the 30th of next month.
The Barb6r county farmers have passed
resolutions refusing to support lawyer
candidates for judge. Here is one case
where the lawyers are at the wrong end of
Jim Legate spends his time in Wash
ington lobbying for the deep water project.
He is paid $300 a month by the promoters
of the scheme, and ho has a good time,
says a paper that ought to know.
There are storms on all sides of Kansas,
terrific gales, floods and electrical disturb
ances, yet Kansas has not been touched.
Divine mercy probably regards the politi
cal storm enough for the Sunflower al
ready. Marion county suffers the blot of an En
glish nobleman who will not permit the
merchants to sell his tenants goods nor to
purchase their produce until he has re
ceived full rental. Let us thank heaven
there is almost as few English noblemen
in Kansas as there are nubbins.
Congressman Perkins wants all of tho
Republican farmers in his district to join
the Farmers' Aliiance so that it may be
governed by wite and patriotic counsels
and be kept out of politics. IMr. Perkins
probably feels, however, that if they must
go into politics, he could point out to them
the man who should have their support.
"We know of a straDge coincidence. Some
three years ago a man from Clinton, Ken.,
named Graham moved with his family to
Kingman county, ne did not dwell in
Kansas satisfactorily, because of an in
ordinate dread of cyclones on his wife's
part and her dislike for the state because
of its reputation in that way. His eldest
daughter, besides, during his residence in
the state was in continual apprehension of
being scalped by the Indians for which
misfortune she had a special dread. Mother
and daughter by their dissatisfaction final
ly prevailed on Graham to return to his
old home in Kentucky. This was about a
year ago. Six months ago the town of
Clinton was struck by a cyclone, the
Graham house was completely demolished,
and Mrs. Graham met her death in the
very way she had left Kansas to avoid,
and the still stranger part was that a fly
ing timber struck the daughter and sever
ed her scalp. The daughter recovered but
is disfigured. Graham himself was hurt
and is still prostrate.
The alumni catalogue of the State Uni
versity, just issued, gives the whole num
ber of graduates at 233, of whom 14U are
men and 87 are women. Of these, 04 of
the men aud 42 of the women are mrrried.
Of degrees there are: Bachelors of arts,
1?9; bachelors of science, 59; bachelors of
didactics, 19; bachelors of civil engineer
ing, 8; doctors of science, 1; doctors of phi
losophy, 1; of these the number counted
twice is 21. Their residences are distri
buted as follows: Kansas, 142; Missouri,
13; Colorado, S; Washington, G; District
of Columbia, 9; Texas, 5; Illinois, 5; Penn
sylvania, 4; Indian territory, 4; California,
Indiana, New York, Montana aud Ne
braska, 3 each; New Mexico, Utah, Massa
chusetts and Ohio, 2 each; and Arizona,
Michigan, Maryland, Mexico and China, 1
each. Six only are on the roll, of the dead.
As to occupations they are distributed as
follows: Teachers, oj; lawyers, 32; civil
engineers, 17; journalists, 10; ministers, 10;
students, 1G; physicians, S; merchants, G;
farmers, G; mi-cellaneous, 25. Of these 12
were counted twice.
Dear Sir: A letter from the com
missioner of pensions informs me that no
additional fund can be given to those
now on hand, until after July 1, the be
ginning of the next fiscal year. We
shall begin the pavment on Wednes
day, June 4, with about $1,000,000. Af
ter five days the funds will be exhausted.
Pensioners can send in their vouchers,
but it Avill bo useless for them to write
letters, as we will send out the checks as
soon as we have money. No originals or
increases can be paid until the new ap
propriation is available. Pensioners can
execute the voucher and forward it to
this agency, where it will be placed on
file, and payment made as soon as funds
are received. Further correspondence is
Will papers over this district please
copy and oblige, B. Kelly.
From tho Omaha Republican,
Once a newspaper man always a news
paper man. First Assistant Postmaster
General Clarkson is another illustration
of this truism. Only a few months have
intervened since he was grinding away
at the editorial de-k, yet he is already
lired of official life aud yearning for
journalistio work once more. Why is it
that newspaper toil is so attractive? Why
is it that after one enters the service one
never wishes to leave it? It is not be
cause the work is light, for newspaper
men work longer hours than any other
class of toilers. And it is not because of
the compensation, for heaven knows
they are paid little enough. That which
holds men in the service is something
altogether different from these things.
It is sentiment and love of work. No
man can render efficient service unless
he likes his employment, aud the love
which the writer for the press bears to
ward his mistress and her service is more
than love. It is devotion. A man does
not adopt journalism simply as a means
of livihood; but because his incli
nation and tastes draw him in
that direction. He feels that he
is specially fitted for news)aper work,
and when he once takes up the pencil he
never wants to lay it down: There is a
mysterious inspiration and fascination
about the work, and he who adopts the
profession throws his whole soul into it.
If there is any enthusiasm in a man it
manifests itself at once. His task, though
often heavy, is a pleasure. He is at once
interested, zealous, enthusiastic. Though
the pay may be small and his hours long
he is never discouraged and never
wearies. He has taken the oath of al
legiance and he stands by his colors
through thick and thin. His service is a
life service, and. notwithstanding the
drudgery, the newspaper man is nearly
always light-hearted and lmppy. Noth
ing troubles him.
It is difficult to explain just whenn
the fascination lies. Ask one of the toil
ers one who works while other men
sleep, whose life is literally given up to
his business why lie doesn't seek easier
and pleasanter employment. He will
tell you, simply, that he is contented
that he likes . the work. And herein
must be the secret Why he likes it lie
is seiuom aoie to ten you. A newsDavJ
per man's life is full of variety and ac
tivity. Every day brings something en
tirely different and new, and awakens
new thoughts and new ideas. It is full
of responsibilities and cares, and each
toiler has the consciousness that he has a
distinct and important place to fill that
his work is necessary and valuable. All
of these things tend to keep up interest
and enthusiasm. And then the fact that
he can see his finished work before him
each day is of itself an inspiration and
an incentive to redoubled efforts. If his
work is meritorious he is commended.
His ambition is aroused and he strives to
accomplish loftier and higher tilings.
The journalist stands on an elevation
and watches and records the doings of
others. After being a spectator and a
critic he dislikes to get down from his
perch and be lost in the surging mass.
THE SILVER QUESTION.
Anent the current discussion of tho
silver question, a question that occupies
so prominent a place in the public esti
mation; and further, the popular demand
for some decisive legislation by congress
in line with the requirements of the
times from the point of view of the gen
eral and pressing needs of the business of
the country; and still further, in view of
the popular favor with which the bill in
troduced in the senate a few days ago by
Mr. Plumb, know as the St. John bill,
the following statement of the situation
prepared by the author of the bill,
at the suggestion of the New York
Chamber of Commerce, will be read with
interest and will help to a more compre
hensive understanding of the question
and its involvings as to the money ques
tion and the goverment's obligation and
duty in the premises:
'Nations trade with commodities, and
only in a balance of trade is title acquir
ed to gold and silver, esteemed as money.
H Europe in any season shall establish
a balance of trade against the United
States, which others of commodities will
not acceptably make good to her, she
may exercise her right to command our
gold, uninfluenced by this proposed en
actment or any other act of ours
respecting silver. On tho other
hand, as from time to time the
foreigner shall establish a title to a por
tion of our gold, it will be of prime con
cern to us that we have provided a suffi
ciency of money acceptable as legal ten
der hero and abundant for our wants in
our vast domestic trade. Twelve million
increase of population and the creation
of four new states indicate domestic
trade expansion in the last ten years.
The act proposed, being in result the
same as though we opened our mints to
free coinage of the standard dollar, will
enhance the price of silver and maintain
it at parity with our mint fixed price in
all the markets of tho world. British
India's mints are open to her legal ten
der rupees upon the payment of her
seigniorage charge of 2 per cent. There
fore, to enhance the price of silver in all
markets is by so much to increase the
cost in gold to Europe of the commodi
ties which, in the balance of trade, In
dia's money buys. Thus to add about
o0 per cent to the gold cost in Europe of
India's legal tender rupees is, to some
portion of that 30 per cent, to enhance
the price at which Europe can profit
ably receive and pay for United
States supplies of products now
supplied by India. What this may
mean may bo surmised from the fact
that India last year exported 32,000,000
worth of wheat as against our exjxtrt of
44,000,000 worth of the same. There
fore the proposed enhancement of the
price of silver will tend to increase our
exports and establish for us a credit bal
ance in trade with Europe; and therefore
tend to establish for us a title to Europe's
"The perilous inadequacy of new gold
supplies, if gold alone is to be relied upon
as the world single full tender money,
ought to be evident from the fact that
all nations have supplemented their total
volume of both gold and silver money
with paper issues additional. Tho
world's annual production of gold aver
ages about 101,000,000, and the annual
coining and recoining of gold averages
S140,000,000. Yet tho world's art-use of
gold, absorbing over 70,000,000, leaves
less than 30,000,000, annually as the
sum of new gold from the mines appli
cable to the world s increase of money.
France, conspicuous among nations for
her shrewdness in finance, has a total sum
of money exceeding 2,030 million dollars,
or 500 million dollars more than our to
tal sum of money afloat, in bank and in
the treasury of the United States, and
this for use of 27,000,000 fewer than we
count, and all embraced in a territory
lets than one-sixteenth the area of the
United States. France lias 270,000,000
more gold than wo have, 100,000,000
more paper money and 230,000,000 more
of silver. Yet France is the natural ac
cumulator of tho dear gold of other na
tions, she importing last year (to Febru
ary 1S90) a total net sum of gold exceed
"With China absorbing about half of
Mexico's silver almost as rapidly as
corned; with India still greedy to in
crease her hoard of treasure "gold and
silver'' upon an accumulation during tho
last forty-six years already exceeding in
value 2,070,000,000 made up in part bv
silver imports in 18S7 26,000,000, 18SS
29,000,000.000, 1S9 40,000,OOo; with
South America also frequentlv a buyer
last year; with the United States last
year consuming for coinage about one
half the silver proposed in this enact
ment, it may astonish some to learn that
after the year's production (Calendar
1S89), the greatest of any single year in
the world's whole history, tho great dis
tributing silver markets, London, New
York, and San Fjancisco, being asked in
February last to state their supplies of
silver quoted, ''stocks of silver nominal.''
"The weight of pure silver contained
in our present standard coin is the same
as that prescribes for our dollar of 1 1 92,
the free coinage of which continued to
be allowed until 1S73. That this old
privilege of free coinage was much neg
lected was due to Europe's over-valuing
of silver, compared with gold, by which
Europe's mints were a better market for
our silver than our own. The closing of
our own and Luropes mints to silver and
subsequent only partial reopening of
ours, while all tho time all mints havo
been open to gold, has increased the
purchasing power of gold unquestiona
bly. And tne inference is fair that if
without any better treatment of silver
by the worid than now.the world's mints
were closed to gold, the annual excess
of about S2S,000,000 of gold production
more than the arts consume would scon
depress the price of gold, measured in
silver, to a point where gold would be
cheap enough for a greatly extended use
Perplexities of the 'Phone.
From Ui? New Yerlfc Star.
A business like woman to whom a
friend in New York was showing the
wonders of long distance telephoning the
other day. was asked whom she would
liave called up in Philadelphia, and she
promptly named the shop of the postmaster-general.
In due rime a reply was
received, awl the lady, being asked "what
she had to communicate, asked with un
mistakable earnestness whether she
could match a piece of black mohair
bought of the P. M. G. more tliau a
year ago. The polite but astonished at
tendant answered that he would see,"
but at last accounts he had cot "seen."
STAY IN KANSAS.
From the Wallace County Gazette.
A three weeks' visit to the much ad
vertised northwest has entirely cured us
of a desire to change our location to
either Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon,
or even the much over rated Puget
Sound country. Neither of the places
above montioned can compare in the
slightest particular with western Kansas.
The people in Washington and Oregon
are wild with the real estate speculation
fever. In the Puget Sound country ev
ery five acre tract has been made a town
site, but no surrounding country to back
it. In every case eastern investors have
been made victims. They have been let
in on the "ground floor" only to be drop
ped into the cellar.
In western Washington, in your effort
to clear a farm of its timber and rubbish,
after twenty years of hard work you
will have only ten acres cleared and a
broken back for your trouble. The
towns are all overdone and idle laboring
men is the rule. In Wyoming and Idaho
the plains are dotted with dead and
putrid cattle, owing to the long, pro
tracted and severe winters and scarcity
of feed. Stay right here. You are a
thousand times better off than the peo
ple of the northwest.
How is the Guthrie and Reno railroad
A Payne man claims to have the best
spring in Oklahoma.
Many of the Oklahoma papers are pub
lishing the "herd law."
The Territorial Advocate wants its coun
ty to be called "Beaver."
During this little lull, let us take time
to ask how Frank Gillette is getting along.
The Frisco Herald didn't die as was re
ported it would do, but is looking better
Sid Clarke is down in Oklahoma. There
are few people in Oklahoma who do not
The young people of Beaver have a lawn
tennis club. Beaver isn't so much "west"
as it used to be.
Fall City is not a very big town, but it is
growing. It has two store, one black
smith shop and drug store.
At Hennessey tho summer strawberry
and ice cream social has taken the place of
the dance and the oyster supper.
There is not half the number of men in
Oklahoma who wear their pantaloons in
boots that there was a year ago.
The Kingfisher Journal has formally an
nounced that it is a Republican paper and
that it will stand by Republicans.
It does look "powerfully" like four, at
least, of the seven of town site boards will
be filled by outside appointments.
The governor's private secretary has one
distinction over tho territorial officers.
He has a "professor" before his name.
Some of the Oklahoma schools are just
closing. They have held out pretty well.
Next year Oklahoma will havo graduates.
A preacher of the territory bears the
name of Breedlove. It must be hard to
live up to a name like this in the territory
among tho present multitude of candi
dates. The flag carried before the procession it
Kingfisher, Decoration Day, belonged to
"Jake" Admire and was carried at the
head of Captain Admire's company dur
ing the war.
The statutes of Arkansas are now in full
operation in the Indian territory, and
Judge Shackleford has within a week
past, assessed several fines for their viola
tion. Tho disturbers of the peace seem to
be the most numerous before the bar of
Tho way the town of Alfred happened to
have its name changed is explained: Zack
Mulhall, a Cherokee strip cattleman, had
a contest on the townsite, but offered to
withdraw it if in consideration the town
changed its name to "Mulhall" and he be
given a certain number of lots.
Oklahoma City Journal: The coat, of
arms for Oklahoma shonld represent the
white man and the red man clasping
hands. Heretofore it has been uuial to
represent the red man retreating with the
advance of civilization, but here in Okla
homa the races will mingle, and will soon
be found working together for the up
building of a great state.
In the local columns of the Democrat to
day is published the touching story of
Louis Tesson, once the chief of the rem
nant of the tribe of Iowa Indians, whose
reservation is in Brown county, Kansas.
If we understand Tesson 's case rightly, he
is a patriot among patriots. He believes
that tor his tribe to part with their lands
means early extinction of tho tribe. In
tho heat of a controversy upon this sub
ject ten years ago he is accused of having
slain another chief who favored allotment
in severalty and the sale of the balance of
the reservation. For ten years Tesson lias
been a fugitive from justice. Away off,
in the wilds of Cnnada, he hears that a
new chief has been elected and that nego
tiations for the sale of the Iowa reserva
tion have been reopened. Still strong in
the belief that this means the ruin of his
people ho returns and surrenders himself
to the federal authorities, stipulating
that he shall be released on bonds lone:
enough to once more lift up his voicein tho
councils of his nation tagainst the measure
he formerly condemned. For the sake of
preventing the lowas from following a
suicidal policy, Louis Tesson is willing to
risk his life and is going to do so. If there
is loyalty greater than this it has not been
recorded. It approaches the sublime de
votion of tho humble Nazarine himself.
The one tho act of the Son of God, tho
other that of an untutored savage. Topeka
A Fortunate State.
From the Atchison Globe.
Heaven is very kind to Kansas. It
rains at the right time, and when it
doesn't rain it showers down meteors on
Kansas farms that sell for a 1 ,000 apiece.
From Emporia Republican.
Kansas people may not like to answer
all the census questions but they do not
throw beer glasses at the enumerators
like New York people do. Kansas has
no beer glasses.
The World's Population.
The Mongolians lead with about 630,
000.000, and the Aryans, which com
prise practically all the peopleof Europe;
four-thfths of those of the American con
tinent and all of the civilized residents of
Australia, come next, with 545.000,000.
The negroes are put at 350,000,000, the
Semitic people at 65,000,000. the Malays
and Polynesians at 35,000,000, and the
Indians of North and South America at
Hot Like I
From the Arkaatas City Traveler.
The stereotyped remark of the Kansas
City Times that "the outlook for the
Democrats in Kansas is more promising
than ever before'" reminds us of the
Kansas attorney who. having labored
long and faithfully to collect a bill, re
turned the statement to his client with
the quotation, "Your debtor k the most
promising man of my acquaintance.
You will, however, have the satisfaction
of knowing that somebody k in debt
K&3 Heard from the Farmers.
Frota tfe CbSc&co H-s-ilcL
fc-enator LaviB had latroaucea a. pro- l
poH&d amendment to the tariff bill strik- j
mg off th tariff ol It cents per pound
t-u UIIHUU fc USV A.UU WilIIH - vu. uic
free list. Dave has evidently heard
something from the farroerh of his state.
He lives in Minnesota, and the tax on
binding twine, of -winch she wheat grow
ers n hnsdretb of toas every harvest,
is a very tender point -witfe te agrieel
twist of that regiOB. ;
At 6S cents per yard
A new line of Windsor Scarfs, all Silk Pongee, Otto
man and Satin Striges, Stripe Crepes de Chine Grina
dines. Very cheap.
XeV table linens, bleached and unbleached, lunch
cloths, tray cloths and napkins.
jSTew challies, 36 inches "vride, only 15 cents per yard.
White House of Junes k Ross.
S. W. COKNOER DOUGLAS AYE. AND ilABKET ST.
Hot Weather Dress Goods.
Challies at 5 cents a yard, in beautiful designs and choice
colors. Challies at 10 cents a yard, these have been reduced
from 15 cents. All wool challies at 20 cents a yard. These liave
been sold all season at 33 cents, but we want to close them out.
India linens as low as 4 cents a yard, they are good values.
White Dress goods in stripes, plaids and "lace effects, from 5
to 25 cents a yard. Larse assortment of stvles.
White Swiss embroideried
An extra bargain in Mens'
cents. They are well worth 75. We can not sell you the cloth
at the same price we sell the ready made shirts at. We uar
rantee them extra well made. They are on display in our west
window. Look at them.
Remember our millinery department is haadquarters for
bargains in ladies' and childrens' hats.
A nice little light
suit, just the thing to
play in, worth $1,50
for 75 cents.
A neat boxplaited
suit, good Yalue at $2
An extra strong
suit, nicely made up,
cheap at $2.25, now
A bplendid suit for
Sunday wear, well
worth 82.00, now$ 1 .44
An extra nice dress
422 EAST DOUGLAS
From the K. C. btar.
It is a rather curious fact that the dif
ference in Vermont between Fremont's
plurality in 1856 and llarribon s plurality
m lfc"8 was only fifty-three votes. Yet,
in spite of this political fcteadfastness, the
Vermont Democrats liave mapped out a
plan for an aggressive campaign. The
Vermont Democrat, with a dreary past
and a hojeles6 future, id at least entitled
to the respect and admiration of hia
MOHAMMEDAN WOtii&N IN AFRICA,
Da-rid Ker Describes tho Jealous "Watch-
fnlscs Tlioy I.-ive Ijmlrr.
Copyright by Aaertoan Trtm Mmtrittioo.
Tradition tells of an iocxwnt country
youth from the weat,f BngkuMi wko,
having made the vn.uxl trip to PalstiH,
and Teiu fwkefl on his return what ha
thought of the eastern waioeii w con
pared, with those of Eurwpe, juwwored
simply, "Are there any woaca ia those
coHntries? I never w any there my
self." Tkis indeed is what the average
tourist's experience of MohautHHsdaB la
di usually amocats to, and it is a truly
exkilarating spectacle to behald some
Eprnre voting spark from Leada er
Pans xhiHrm hi airs and frrace in
frent of the grated casement -which he
supposes to mask a greap ef levely GfI
nares and Lflla, when the ooly wewan
wh ia there to leek at him ie aa uly
old hlack slave -witheot a teeth in her
h&vi, wae is syr&eAas ut && reema fer
In countries like Trrjxii, Tunis aad
Jforooco, -wfesre lfbauaiaii bigotry
seems te have found i last aad- iat
ispregaabie stro&giMiid. the ecHMtaa f
the sex is naturally nere rig&reas taan
tte-swiere. In cvry Moslem t7m of
North Africa yen en hne, maaatTe
Ktcne bniliing t&wering higk abeve tihe
fHtbv, ttnnMed&wn barre'JS areoad it.
and yon ar- tekl that this ia ta house
of &OZQ6 native pence or "Besmfe"
(grandee), and that befaind tie snail,
grated TrioSews -which are vibic far up
in ita 2agn, blank, Huswon hie wall the
ispriaoacd beaaMes of hid Lorecn are
psiag eras at that ayw&Arioas ou&rsr
world vr!ua tlry, 5k sJl erkiat&l w&
mcn. fee ely as a pee axrr.
When vm ef &- "!Hlfs great xb"
ad5 z&e&ersjxGJQea to tla ssaxema of
caged hirds u a. takaa a new -wife ym
can, if yea choose, vri&im the gresar
part of tba manias cs-eswaie-s. sarh &s
the-v are. Ytn. caa a tle ciifortu&at
villagers from tfce bnaVs native 4itrrt
5Hng over the kills in a bet sod daety
prcccssWa, ladsn 'with the -w&hag pres
ents rspon -enrich Utep aro Icseed t-vraste
as atcch mattef aea atentJrfe&srd labor
ceroid earn. Yec cats watch tkewiifcs
ejeaksd. tad rirdieti heeaeaaeo of tits
At 73 cents per vard.
$1.00 per yard.
fiouncings at 10 cents,
A big bar-
Ontinsr shirts this week aft aa
o .JL k. .jlZL. -J- 8
suit, elegantly made
up, worth $3.5o, goes
A full assortment
of stylish dress suits
for boys from 4 to 14
in worsteds, cheviofcls,
Knee pants from
19 cents up.
waists two for 25
V I r 1 1 I
ne-Price Clothing Go.
AYE. S. GOLDSTEIN.
Bassaa's guard circling at fart gallop
nroaad the Bridal train, aheit&lng thotr
astivo warry aad fiaag-tssir leag rifles
in the aiit, -while the cloud of snieka
tstat owl aseund this daman dance give
quite an uaeasshiy sapest t Uw dark,
iicrce faces and tearing arifiratthey loom
Yen caaieek yenr fill at the red cap
ped feet soldi exs moving in a rhytkraie
dance hef oro the eyea of their mastar, in
time to tii oasienot of a slow, dirgo lib)
chant rad the- fetep booming roll of the
Moorish dnun, toting their $una into
th air and catching thcin Again at every
tp. But tdl that you will pen of tha
bride herlf in a large covered sitter
girthed en the bock of a horse or a camel,
beMad tk eabroirM cnrtoiiw of
which, deafened with the hideous p
rear, sicked by tiie stench of bnraed
pewdrr, ter&urad by a HpliUing headache,
bad net partioolarly consoled by tho
prospot of a life long iraprfeoamoni
with an Bffry eld fat rata for her jaflor,
Hes the poor girl Sn honor of whose mis
ery all tkis fcas fa bring made.
Te sorb a pitch of ynUmti watchful
neas is this vtrate system carried tfcai
the mere sosaioioa ef a wish on the parfc
of any foreigner to approach er even to
leek pesaingfy at Modem woman baa
often cent teat fovngner his lift. I my
self, wble ramUiag arenad the eatsklrts
of a -joubUor fftrttstf asaeng tho MBn
borarg the Baaara desert, hsppoo"d
to feUow a goai patsi which UMrswd to
offer me a abort cot back to the town
and snddoaiy fond xay&df ia the ieidt
of a 8tcaiap Thich and been pttcbod
in a feetkrw aX the feet ef the predpiee
en whw-h he fertrwa wtood. Inxtantly
a tali, boar, sage Woking Arsb-steTkfed
forth from t& Trot fat, aad. with an
tsaiaons rasttoa of hts gaunt fasown bond
toward the hang dagger in Ms erkneoa
girf steraJy demanded what I vrza do
ing tkere. i explained at onea, bt J..
coald e pssiaiy tkac tae weriajr barbs
nac did act believe a word I said, and
tb&t, bad be tc&o-xnd Inn own inclina
tion, he weald have rJtted me there and
then. Iatk Kiiy-
AaeOier Jrtonurrh TaJce Lj tko Tarn.
Oeesr JX, Kiog ul JTTfidea sad Xwtwst,
astssber ef tke FsM-ik ntte, Im cctxz
wwres, bnu i&rttun thm t&akitra eeo
trfenska to e2rt"-)prfMr? tttntfnre la a
iB&azbv wrtioJe ea Gkarks XII Tb&i be
4zntrH Uz cre&t prdwer bs btrr& by
this fjatirant frra the mxy Tfc memory
of Ckarks Xll te wary SwwJ. his
&sro Lunoa t&remtvet tJ&c world, bis
bltary riah la rTrtfnl risfewittii, ae4
bis p.rJtuiiHr am rsiteiM &r been
vstioaary jaSrd, iewi&Hv it fe with tl
feflt C Tfctei, ikt Ksrariagfod -with
twpWiXea, 'Jkmt I T.jsAxxr to mtxasxupt to
feg&96 the trw elsarmatoref &e JUco
17 f IbeXeetiL"
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