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glxc Miclxita gaily gaxjlc: S&ursttaijxaniiwg, finie 12, 1890.
jr. jr. MrRDOCK, Kdltor.
CALL FOR REPUBLICAN COUNTY
At a meeting of the Republican central committee
of Sedgwick count j June 5, 1S30. tho undersigned
were instructed to publish the following notice:
Notice is uercby given that a Republican conven
tion ot Sedfrtvick county, Kansas, -will be held at the
District court room in the city of Wichita, on Satur
day June 14. 1BP0, at 2 o'clock p. m for tho purpose
of electing twenty delegates to attend the Repub
lican congressional convention of tho Seventh dis
trict, to be hold at Dodge City on tho 30th day of
The convention -will consist of 273 delegates, dis
tributed afvfollows: "
"Wichita, First ward - g
Fecond " ........ J
" Third -. j
" Fourth - .. , . 31
" Fifth " ."...- I
' Sixth " .. lj
.Attica township -
Afton " . - -
Delano "f t -
Kacio ;; '..'.
Greeley " '.'.'.'.'. jj
Gypu"1 " ' ?
Garden Plains twp. north J
" " tout!) .. 3
Grand River " -
Kechi " .......-...- ...... .... '
Lincoln " - ?
Morton " ?
Jlmneha " - - ;
.'inncscah " J
Ohio " ?
EartPark " J
-West " " - 5
Payne " ..
Sherman " -
Vnion " "
"Waco "' '
Wichita " G
Tho delegates are to be selected at. tho primaries
to be held at the usual votinff places in the various
townships, on Thursday, Juno 12, 1890, between tho
hours ot 2 and i p. m.
ITlmaries wllfbo held In the various wards of the
city of Wichita on the same day as in the townbhtps,
between the hours of land 7 p. m places of voting
as follows: . . ,r ,
Flr?t ward Cooper's stable. South Main, near
Second ward Sternberg's oflico.
Third ward Mercer's stables. Emporia avenue.
. Fourth ward-East Oak, XI, at tho German meat
Fifth ward Martinson's ofllce.
Sixth ward Sherman house. . . . ,
J. E. HENLEY. Chairman.
JOHN KELLEY. Secretary.
"Wichita, Kansas, Juno 5. 1SD0.
REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL CON"
Dodge Citv, Kan., June 4, 1SP0.
A delegate convention oftibe Republicans of the
Seventh Congressional district of the state of Kau
sas. is hereby called to be held at Dodge City, Kao
on Wednesday, July 30, ISM), at 10 o'clock a. m for
tho purpose of nominating a candidate for congress
from ciud district. The basis of representation to
jald convention will be one delegate at largo from
each county in said district, and one delegate for
'very 300 votes, or fraction of 150 or more viles cast
for Hon. S. K. PeterH in 138$. under which rule dele
gates aro apportioned as follow s:
Co. Del. Co- r)Er'-
Bnrbor 4. Lane :t
Barton I Mcl'herson 8
Clark 3' Meade.
( omaneliO i
J.dwards - 3
Ness .. .
Tho Fecrctarics of tbo Fcveral counties are ln-Ftrurti-d
to forward to tho undersigned secretary,
at Garden City. Kan., a certified copy of tho
credentials of their several delegaies Immediately
upon the adjournment of the county conventions.
It is heredy recommended that the several coun
ties in said dl"trlct select their delegates on July 2.1.
JSyO, unless otherwiso ordered by the county central
I5y order of tho committee.
JAMES KELLY, Chairman.
JESSE TAYLOR, Secretary.
Richard "Watson Gilder will marry a
Boston girl next month. Some wag has
alluded to Mr. Gilder as tho ablest man
of tho Century.
Hurrah for plumb! Hurrah for Tel
ler! Grand champions of the people's
interest, and men with tho courage of
An exchange deplores the fact that
"the romance of tha sea has gone into
history." This is taking a heavy charge
off the submerged McGinty.
Tho New York Times is anxious to
know what Colonel It. G. Ingersoll will
say when tho census enumerator asks
him for his "Christian" name.
Tho opening of tho Sioux reservation
seems to havo been the principal point
in its history. It is unlike Oklahoma,
that has never halted in its inarch up
ward and onward.
There is a loud protest that our dudes'
English suits are smuggled into this
country. "With the national bombilation
of the English fabrics this ought to stir
up quite a racket.
There is a surprising number of sui
cides in St. Petersbug, but the man
whose existence, to tho outside world,
seems the least desirable is not among
them. He is the czar.
Corporal Tanner as a pension lawyer
is said to be making a hundred thousand
a year. This is tho result of the financial
opportunities that the corporal has been
seizing since ho left tho ponsion office,
and is unquestionably tho cause of Com
missioner Ram's restiveness under tho
restraints of that position. It's so natural.
"White leghorn hats are extremely
fashionable this summer. They are faced
with shirred silk, caught up in the back
w ith u bow of soft lace and ribbon and a
great cluster of pink roses pinned in front
c lose to tho crown. This is all very
pretty except for the busy man who tries
to get around one on a narrow sidewalk.
So it seems that the Democratic nomi
nation for governor is not so desirable as
to caih-o all the "old guard" to fall over
each other in trying to secure it. Ex
Governor Robinson in declining the nom
ination stated the situation just about as
it is with all his class. Tho younger
blood will have to take tho lead to the
A couple of preachers in a northern
town aro in trouble. EhpIi invited the
G. A. K. post of tho village to attend
memorial services last Sunday, one in
the morning and the other in the even
ing. The "boys" were delighted with
tho eloquent morning sermon, and dumb
founded to listen to the same sermon in
the evening. Investigation disclosed the
fact tliat each preacher had, without the
knowledge of the other, purchased a
memorial sermon from a Chicago syndi
cate. The compromise pension bill agreed
upon by the conference committee of the
two houses, and winch will no doubt be
enacted, falls far short of the desires and
expectations of most of those directly in
terested and of many others, but its pro
a isions will probably call for as great
expenditures of funds as the government
will be in position to make, for the pres
ent at least. But, notwitlisiandhig the
disappointment, it is gratifying to all
that tho measure -will afford relief to
many whoso condition and necessities
are immediate and pressing.
Annapolis, Md., June S, 1S00.
DEAR EAGLE Tucked down behind an
old colonial capital, with the green sloping
swards of "Maryland, my Maryland," on
the one side and the glinting blue waters
of the Chesapeake bay upon the other, and
hemmed in by high walls that are topped
out by broken glass bottles fixedin cement,
are three or four hundred picked American
boys, as also the writer. The boys are
learning how to command others by sub
jecting themselves to a discipline which is
little short of servitude. As for the writer,
he is here charged with the responsibility
of reporting how it is all done. As within
these autocratic precincts a land lubber is
seldom seen, it will hardly be expected
that a mere prairie plodder will be able to
say much of general interest. "We believe
it was De Tocqueville who, a hundred
years ago, wrote that Annapolis was the
only finished city found by him in Ameri
ca. A city finished a century ago could
hardly be other than pretty dead now.
The freshest piece of gossip thut we have
yet heard since our arrival was about how
Washington used to bring Martha over
here for a dance, and the youngest thing
within these sleepy precincts is the old
tree under which he resigned his general
ship. The ancient buildings of St. John's
college aro buried as deeply in ivy as is the
history of the city by memories and tradi
tions. For miles and miles the soil is ex
hausted, its greatest possibilities being
peas and strawberries, and but
for the plenteous and inexhaustible
fish supply of the bay its inhabit
ants would all go to bed hungry
ten months in the year. No throb of the
inspiration or enterprise of their day
touches the life of its secluded people, who
would only have to cultivate a little moss
upon their backs to pass for gravestones
set up in memory of themselves.
To this quiet seclusion and un-American
quaintness may be attributed the fact of
the little knowledge possessed by the aver
age American of the great national school
here, for it is a great school as measured
by any modern standard of physical de
velopment or the compass of any curricu
lum, and the boy who with its diploma in
his hand steps from its campus to tho deck
of his first vessells indeed a man in body
and in brain. However, details as to tho
academic course, its many advantages in
the physical and mental sciences, its.strong
corps of accomplished professors, its train
ing ships, shops, drills, etc., etc., will have
to be excused, the entire past week having
been taken up in getting but a glimpse of
each. From its walls have come the Farra
guts and Kimberleys whose deeds and
lives have shed an imperishable lustre over
the history of American navy.
The great ball of the graduating class
last night, at which shone the beautiful
belles of the eastern shore, and of the cities
of Philadelphia, Baltimore and "Washing
ton, in all the bewildering glitter
of foibles and fashion, ended com
mencement week. The armory building,
250 feet in length by 100 feet in width, had
been cleared and decox-ated and festooned
with flowers and bunting, and a thousand
terrapin pampered girls and clam fed boys
whirled away the hours of tho night, and
so we dismiss tho town and its people, the
academy and its graduating class.
Having taken a general survey and
account of all the grounds and they com
prise, with their buildings one of the most
delightful and attractive spots in
America, and having acquired some
thing of the swaggering roll of
the sailor and learned to hitch-up
our panjamis in true jack tar style, the
visiting committee accompanied by their
ladies were taken out into the bay on three
successive dajs to witness something of
seamanship. The grounds of the school
are protected by a sea wall from the waters
of the Severn and bay in which are an
chored the cruiser Constellation, the man
of war "Wyoming, tho old monitor,Passaic,
the Santee, now out of servico for many
years, together with a number of other
vessels and steam launches belonging to
the navy. One hundred and fifty cadets
handled tho Constellation in a light breeze
in a most taking fashion. But on the sec
ond day the "Wyoming with her great guns
was taken out for target practice, the tar
get having been anchored and
the vessel rounded to a mile away,
with tho venerable Admiral L. A.
Kimberly, tho hero of Satnoi, standing on
the forward deck, his bright eyes taking
in every movement, the boys limbered up
the guns and for half an hour broadsides
of fire and shell and solid shot were belched
forth, while the great ship staggered be
neath the recoil of the guns and until the
lwiy had become obscured in their smoke.
One after another, a dozen per minute,
four and five in a second, tho huge black
shell and balls went singing, ringing and
screeching away, closely following each
other ricochetting along tho surface, ex
ploding and finally disappearing beneath
tho waters. There wasn't a grease spot
left of that target nor would there have
been of any vessel occupying its place.
Admiral Kimberly, from the quar
ter deck complimented the ca
dets for their fine marksmanship.
"While roturniug to the Severn, Cadet X.
E. Irwin fell overboard from the starboard
gangway. The officer of the deck. Lieu
tenant Bowman, saw the mishap, and
shouted out, "Man overboard: lower the
lifeboats!" The order was obeyed with
energetic promptness by the owlets sta
tioned in the lifeboats. Congressman
Boutelle, who, m his early manhood, was
an officer in the navy, was standing on the
after-poop 'deck by the life buoj-apparatus.
With promp presence of mind he pulled
the string which dropped the buoy. These
methods for life-saving were not neco.-Jiry,
however. Cadet Irwin, who is a noted
athlete, maintained a cool head and
grabbed a bowline that was dropiied from
the lifeboat and was hauled on board, al
though tho ship at the time of his falling
was going along at six knots. She was
promptly stopped when he fell into the
water. Tho accident was caused by the
pin in the gangway platform coming out.
The platform gave way as toon as he
stepped upon it.
After this incident, which was a valu
able practice for the boys, though not down
on the program, the cadets were mustered
on the port side of the quarter deck to re
ceive the compliments of the board from
Admiral Kimberly. The Admiral told them
that the members of the board were very
much gratified by the successful exercises,
lie told them that skillfulness in handling
guns nowadays was just as necessary as in
1S1'2, when American victories on the ses
were the outcome of good marksmanship.
Seizing the accident to Cadet Irwin for an
inspiration tlie Admiral told the lads that
it exemplified the necessity for keeping a
cool head and testified to the value
pi pnysicai trammg. "lne youuzj
man," he said, "saw a rope and had
the sense to catch hold of it. His coolness
should make you remember to always
catch on with one hand for yourself and
have the other ever in readiness for the
government." The speech was heartily
applauded by visitors and cadets.
When the board of visitors landed on the
wharf at the foot of Rogers avenue, on the
return from the drill, "Dick" Knowles,
the old quartermaster who lashed Farra
gut to the rigging in 'Mobile "bay, was
standing on the dock. The venerable sail
or was recognized by Admiral Kiinberlyas
a former shipmate. The officer and man
grasped hands in cordial greeting and ex
changed pleasant reminiscences for a few
minutes. The incident was a striking
one, and after the two men parted
Admiral Kimberly explained to the
ladies the story of Knowles' fame.
The gentlemen composing the visiting
board suggesting that the member repre
senting the great west lacked in enthusi
asm over some of the great achievments of
the early part of the week, we replied that
it was all fine enough in its way, but there
seemed a want of the ultimates of energies
and high pressures which characterize the
progressive west. Mr. Boutelle, chairman
of the house committee on naval affairs,
thereupon telegraphed the secretary of the
navy to send around the new torpedo boat
Cushing, said to be the fastast craft ever
built, and which had made its initial trip
but a few days previous. Next morning
the queer vessel was found lying at our
warf, having run around from Washing
ton, a distance of 125 miles, in a few hours.
Xo adequate description of it could be
given here. The Cushing is about 100 feet
long, 10 feet wide amidship and 12 feet
depth of hold, bearing the general outline
of a cigar and packed full of the most power
ful machinery. She carries twin screws,
fourteen distinct engines, 400 pounds of
steam to the square inch, and runs at her
utmost speed thirty-two miles an hour.
The water rolls up behind her higher than
her deck and her flag drags in the water
with her propellers making four hundred
revolutions per minute. In her flight she
leaves an ordinary express train behind.
Such is the disturbance she makes in com
ing up the Potomac that the authorities
of Alexandria have sent a petition to
the department asking that she be
slowed up in passing the town as
she is destroying their wharves. Our
whole party, including ladies, boarded this
nondescript of the sea and went flying
down the bay with the flagastern dragging
in the water. Her commander would send
her straight for the mid-ships of some
passing vessel, and just as everybody got
ready to jump for their lives, suddenly
swerve her to the right or the left, leaving
the threatened ships rolling in her waves.
In two hours we ran fifty-two miles, reach
ing the wharf without an accident.
Upon the adjournment of the board we
go, for a few days, over to Washington,
thence out into the mountains of West
Virginia, and from there to Ohio, expect
ing to arrive 'it home by tho 1st of July,
so no more at present and no more until
you see us. M. M. M.
WHIMSICALITIES OF THE KANSAS
A short time ago the Wilson County
Citizen undertook to read a number of
Kansas newspapers a moral, or rather a
partisan, lecture on fealty to
part-, and the Fort Scott Monitor
had a few things to say in the same line
(though of all men who can talk one
way through his paper and a directly op
posite way privately, with tho greatest
felicity, the editor of the Monitor takes
the lead). Aiming his rod of correction
directly at this paper, the Monitor man
said, in part:
Recent utterances of the Wichita EAGLE
and the Kansas City Gazette on the taritf
question, convince uf that those who direct
their policy either never knew anything
about the tariff question or never had any
honest convictions on tho subject. Tho
fact is that there are a large lot of news
papers in Kansas showing up just the kind
of stuff they are made of. They are bright,
sparkling journals, but their management
are showing so plainly that they aro shaky
in their loyalty to well established truths,
and so whimsically fickle in their effort to
catch every shifting breeze of public senti
ment, that their readers must be well nigh
dazed in trying to keep up with them.
That there are a lot of newspapers in
Kansas showing the stuff they are mado
of by slavishly following the lead of an
ignis fatuus that has led their state and
section well nigh to the verge of ruin,
because, forsooth, it was an in
terpretation put upon the declaration
of party principles which was calculated
to and did deceive many, but which in
terpretation has been clearly demonstrat
ed and proven to be at variance with
said principles as defined by common
sense, reason and justice; wo say tho
pity is that thero are newspapers, would
be leaders of thought and action that
affect the public weal, who aro not only,
willing to lie supinely on their backi
while they and those for whom they cA
say to speak are being tied hand and foot,
but who would outlaw all who will not
thus lie with them. As to tho Eagle's
"whimsicalities" and "fickleness" in pro
testing against the continuance of a
policy, alike harmful to the best interests
of the community and detrimental to
the true interests of its party, because
misleading and subversive of its princi
ples, this aper is content to rest under
the mild impeachment while it looks to
the logic of events in the near future to
determine whether the appellations are
worthily bestowed." Meanwhile the
Eagle enjoys the conviction that it has
uttered naught but words of truth and
soberness in its protests against what it
honestly believes to be wrong and in the
advocacy of what it Ixjlieves to bo right,
guided ever by the sublime declaration
of that greatest of modern patriots and
statesmen, that "he serves his party best
who serves his country best." The Eagle
is gratified to know that its course and
efforts for the common weal have been
and are endorsed by the right thinking
masse-, as f3r as its utterances have
reached, and its only reeret is that its
missionary efforts iii behalf of its way
ward critiques have so far been unavail
ing: but it is encouraged by the thought
that the lamp still holds out to burn.
A chimney has bee"n designed for the
Royal Smelting works, of Saxony, Ger
many, by Herr Heneicke, tliat is to be
4G0 feet high, with an inside diameter of
twenty-three feet at the base and fifteen
feet six inches at the outlet. The works
will be connected with the chimney by a
horizontal flue 1.098 yards in length,
which crosses the river Mulda and takes
an upward course of 197 feet ' the top
of the hill, where tlie giant chimney will
stand as an example of engineering skill.
It will take 1.200,000 bricks to build this, j
perpendicular funnel, and its ccst is ed
mated' at about SJHMXKX
THE MONEY SITUATION EAST.
Reference has been made in these col
umns recently of the gradual transfer of
capital from tlie east to the west; the vol
ume of the transfers has been much larg
er than we had supposed, as is shown by
the following from the New York Finan
cier: It is to be regretted that the National
Bank of Commerce should lead the list of
those that show a large decrease m depos
its, according to our comparative state
ment table published in lajt week's Finan
cier, giving the increase and decrease of
deposits of all New Tork City banks for
East six years. It is one of the oldest
anks in New Yonc, and with one excep
tion the only national bank with 5,000,000
capital in tlie United States. It was organ
ized as the Bank of Commerce in Febru
ary. 1839 with its present capital, but the
fashion has changed, nowadays the suc
cessful banks have small capitals, large
surpluses and declare big dividends.
The First Xational ought to have shown
the largest increase, but taking every
thing into consideration it has done fairly
The Bank of New York, N. B. A. loses
between three and four millions. The
Bank of America between two and three
millions. The Broadway National nearly
a million, and the Continental National
nearly two millions. The Bank of the
State of New York also goes down over a
million, while the St. Nicholas decreases
nearly two and a half millions.
Several causes for the condition so
pointedly stated in the foregoing may
be suggested, and while it is not to be
attributable to any single cause, perhaps,
the number of prime reasons are not
numerous and in our judgment the situ
ation may be summed up and presented
as resulting from two general causes.
First, the gradual curtailment of the
volume of currency in actual circulation,
that has affected the east even the
money centers not only, but the entire
country, causing a general stagnation
of commercial and industrial enterprises
that for a time was well nigh alarming.
Second, the gradual though liberal
transfer of capital to the west not only
for the temporary accommodation of
commercial interests, such as the re
moval of crops, andsoforth, but for per
manent investment for the sake of
larger returns. The building of rail
roads, opening up to settlement of large
areas of new country, the opening and
development of mines, the building of
cities and various other undertakings
that have required large capital to carry
them on, conditions that have existed in
the west, and some extent in the south,
without corresponding conditions in the
east, have naturally had the effect of
bringing about the state of case set up
by the Financier. And instead of im
proving there and eventually regaining
former conditions, the money question,
as it relates to deposits ofprivate hold
ings, will continued to be a disturbing
one in that quarter by reason of the con
tinued transfer of available cash into
newer and more promising fields for
quick returns and larger profits.
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION.
A delegate convention of the Republi
cans of Kansas will be held in the city
of Topeka, on Wednesday, the 3d day of
September 1S90, at the hour of 4 o'clock
p. m., for the nomination of candidates
Chief justice of the supremo court.
Secretary of state.
Auditor of state.
Treasurer of state.
Superintendent of public instruction.
Delegates to the convention mentioned
above shall be elected by county conven
tions, duly called by the several County
Republican committees, uncler such rules
and regulations as may be by them pre
scribed. The basis of apportionment of
delegates to said state convention will be
one delegate at large for each county of
the state, and one delegate for every 400
votes or fraction of 200 or more votes
cast for Eugene F. Ware for elector at
large in the election of 1888; under which
rule delegates are apportioned to tiie
several counties as follows:
COUNTIES, DLLEG'TS.ICOUXTIES. DEDEG'TS.
Allen (i Linn tl
Anderson fi Loswn o
Atchison Dil.yon 3
1$ liber 3, Marion 7
ISarton 4 Marshall 7
Bourbon lOlMcPherbon 7
Brown S.. Meade 2
Chase 4 Mitchell 5
Chautauqua b Montgomery S
Cherokee S Morris 5
Cheyenne 3Morton 2
Clark SjN'cmaha 7
Clay C, Neosho fi
Cloud 7 N'ess 3
Coffey ('.'Norton ."
Comanche 2Osa;;e Ifl
Cowley ll,Onborne i
Crawford 'J Ottawa T
Decatur , 4 Pawnee 3
Dickinson S' Phillips 5
Doniphan , 7' Pottawatomie 7
DouKlas '. Pratt 4
Edwards 2'Hawlins 4
Elk Slteno 9
EHI 3,ltepublic 7
Ellsworth 4 Kite fi
Finney 3'KHey 0
Ford aiKooks 4
Franklin 7 Itnsh 3
Garfield 2'Kuell 3
Gtwry 4 Saline 7
Grant 2 Scott 2
Gove 2 Sedjjwick IB
Graham 3 Seward 2
Gray 2'Shawnee 3d
Greenwood 7,sheridn 3
Greely 2'Sbennan 3
Hamilton 2 Smith 5
Harper SStalTttrd 3
Harvey fbtanton 2
Haskell 2 Steven 2
Ho-lseman , 3Sumnor 10
Jackson 6 Thomas 3
.IetTaron ., 7 Tresro . 2
Jewell 7 Waljannsee h
Johnson , GlWallace 2
Kearney 2iWahlnston 0
Kinsman 5,Wichim 2
Kiowa 2 Wilson 8
Labtte 8 Woodon 4
Lane 2;Wyandotte 15
Lincoln . . 41 Total Al
The secretaries of the severel county
conventions are instructed to forward to
the undersigned secretary, at Topeka,
Kansas, a certified copy of the creden
tials of their several delegates, immedi
ately upon the adjournment of the coun
ty convention, said credentials to be re
ceived at Topeka not later than the eve
ning of September 2d. From these cre
dentials the Republican state central
committee will prepare a roster of tijose
entitled to participate in the preliminary
organization of the convention.
By order of the committee.
IIenp.y Booth. Chairman,
Bion S. Hutciun;?, Secretary.
Topeka lays a deal mere stress upon
the claim tliat the city lias gained 3.000
population during the past year than
she does upon her aggregate population
being 4o,0o0, the figures given from the
basis of the city's new directory. Tlie j
first claim would seem to be moderate
enough in view of tl wholesale gob
bling up of additions and outlying sub
urbs within the period named. Buf.
as to tlie wlole number, that is
tlie figure counts, we will have it as
soon as Uncle Sam's counters get
Senator Blair has another scheme on
foot. He wants the government to pro
vide an "employment bureau," in order
that all who desire to do so may find em
ployment. There is n use in trying to
stop this man, Blair. He is very like
the$e fourth of July "nigger-clsers"'
after yon touch tlie match to on you
might as wU hit it alone and get oat cf
According to the Globe an Atchison
man's idea of luxury is an independent
pair of suspenders for every pair of panta
loons. The congressional convention in the
Third Kansas district will not be held this
year until September 27. This is later
than any of the conventions.
According to ex-Governor Bobinson, it
now behooves the young Democracy of
Kansas to step forward. They may not be
used to it, but they might as well try.
J. J. Polk, of 2Corth Carolina, expresses
himself as unalterably opposed to the re
turn of Senator Ingalls. Any slow poke
from South Carolina is probably of the
A bill is pending in congress providing
for the election of postmasters by the peo
ple. This will have a tendency to make a
great portion of Farmer Funston's sup
The Emporia Republican is displeased
with Senator Plumb, too. It appears that
Governor Eskridge is about the only man
Kansas could send to the senate that the
Republican wonld agree with.
It is said that Senator Plumb did not
have a dry stitch of clothing on him after
his speech on the McKinley bill. And
Senator Plumb is not the only man who
has spoiled an undershirt over that bill.
Mr. Swensson, a man mentioned in con
nection with the congressional race in the
Seventh district, is not in Kansas. At
present Europe holds him. This fact may
be a very valuable aid to Mr. Swensson.
The State Journal talks of the state
board of agriculture getting up an original
idea for an exhibit at the world's fair.
Matrimony doesn't seem to have effected
the humorous vein in Frank MacLennan
The Oberlin Eye reports a hen in that
city which laid an egg with a perfect pic
ture of a sunflower on one side. It must
he said in the case of the editor of the Eye
that the original package should be con
demned. James Whitcomb Biley has written a
poem depicting the quiet and calm of a
cool, shady place, entitled "At Woodruff's
Place." The sound will probably arouse
fond memories in many a Lawrence man's
mind by its similarity to Wallruff.
John Martin, of Topeka, says he is tired
of being the figure-head of the Democratic
party in Kansas and wants to be taken
down. Now if Mr. Tomlinson, of Topeka,
should cut off the supply of wind, the
Democraticsl eaderhip of the state would
be in a plight, indeed.
One world's fair commissioner has gone
to Japan to make arrangements for an ex
hibit. Mr. Ilolliday has not decided what
country he will visit, but depend upon it,
he will". The faculty of the Topeka Demo
crat are harder on their railroad passes
than any newspaper crowd in the state.
The fat women of Harper held a picnic
one day last week in a grove three miles
east of the city. Light weights were
barred and no woman was admitted who
didn't weigh 200 pounds. One of the com
mendable features of the meeting was
that no resolutions were offered. It was
too warm and the3' were busy' eating.
What Kansas wants is more fat women.
The Sac cloth of one part of the territory
is the blanket.
The migration from Oklahoma to the
IowjI reservation promises to bo large.
The man appointed sheriff of Oklahoma
City is a Guthrie man. This is a little
Guthrie has a typographical union, tho
only one in Oklahoma and the Indian ter
ritory. It will be notice that not one of the men
who have been appointed in Oklahoma,
String beans are ready to pull in Okla
homa and ere long cabbage and cucumbers
will be good eating.
Tho Oklahoma Chief is not pleased with
the state of affairs in Oklahoma. But
what is the Chief going to do about it?
A Frisco man has a pig with six feet.
There is no use talking, Kansas has lost a
good deal of that sort of talent since Okla
Tuesday was attorneys day in Guthrie.
This was the dav fixed upon by the judges
for admitting attorneys to practice in the
Why doesn't Oklahoma have normal in
stitutes? There ought to be enough Kan
sas educators down there to start a boom
in that direction.
There is some solicitation, not confined
to sensationalists, that several Democrats
are creeping into office in Oklahoma
A new paper has appeared at Ilardesty,
Beaver county. The corn crop will have
to hurry up if it wants to keep with news
paper yield this year in Oklahoma.
The census enumerators in Oklahoma re
port a wonderful lot of young babies on
hand and in arms. There is more than one
way practical in booming Oklahoma.
Union City is infected with a gang of
woulu-he "had men ' who aeiignt in
"shooting up the town" and raising sheol
generally. The Clipper calls upon the
public to suppress them.
The Oklahoma Journal says that half
the appointees in nearly every county in
the territory are 'formerly of Kansas'
men at one time or another," but the
Journal is not kicking.
Several camps of railroad graders are
upon the south side of the river. They
have grading contracts but have received
instructions not to begin work for fifteen
days, which indicates that something i
pending. Frisco Herald.
The wild hore hunters on the south
flats have succeeded in capturing a very
nice bunch, savs the Hardest' Times. This
will be the last year of the wild horse in
tlie neutral strip, as they will hare to give
way to the rush of home seekers that are
Antelope, an intelligent Armpahoe
chief, recently wrote to a relation who
lives in the Shoshone agency, Dakota, in
reference to the truth about the Indian
Christ, reputed to live near there. The
reply was. in part, a follows: "Thin Christ
i in the mountains and wants all the In
dians to come to him. He will pot them
behind him, and havinij all the whites be
fore him will roll the world over onto
them the whites mtd detroy them. He
is a white man. The Indians at the Sho
shone agency say that this Chri&t showed
some Indian scars on his hand and feet
and a spear wound in his kide: that he
wants all the Indians to come to him, giv
ing up their nrearnu ad asinc only tow
bow and spears, and that he is to roll the
world over 'onto the whites in eae they
abue the Indiana. Where this white
Messiah lives the &nn is very close, and the
earth is so hot it barns the feet. No grass
Speaking of how long the appointed of
n?rs will ?rve, the Beaver Advocate fig
ure a, follows: The ceasms return will
be in and the basis cf represOAtloa decid
ed upon and the proclamation itxrited per
haps bv the lt of July. The bill prenndex
that the call shall jrive thirty ta notice,
taking ns to September 1. The election is
then held and aaotber month at least will
be consumed in deciding the result and
convening the letrisiatnre. We will sop
pose that "bod r convenes October 1. The
Mil provides thai ;be first Fission may
continue 130 days d it is safe to bay the
entire time will be txmsumtd. It is then
Febraarr 1. ll. The laws nmt then be
printed and other nnmerows pnlimmMW
arranged for holding a county election
and probably two months will eUose be
fore the ekw-tioa cn be held, i which we
mar add aaotber month before new offic
ers could Mtomf their duties. W hare
now reached May 1- and as we hvrr cm the
time short m tome of our cakabuioow, we
will throw in the month of My for axu&
measure. Tims we 'Junk rfcrsti awAjUMod
ofikezs will bold tAndr pMiom t toast a
rear, aad orebsWy for etsfeteea asss&s.
BLACK SILK MITS
T : OPENED !
They are the Best
50 pieces outing cloths just opened, great bargains at
8 cents. 36-inch challies at 15 cents are going very fast
The colorings and designs are very "beautiful
FULL LINE OF
For ladies gentlemen and children.
Absolutely fast black, will not crock or stain the feet
To more black feet, no more black legs.
All the sizes in summer corsets. Thompson's
Ventilatinsr and all oiher makes at
White Souse of Innes k Ross,
S. Tf. COIO-ER DOUGLAS
Beginning on Monday morning we shall commence to sell
our entire Millinery stock at exactly what it cost. We desire to
close out our Spring and Summer Millinery clean. Don't want;
to carry a single hat or ilower over. AVe will not wait until tho
season is over and force our stock off when nobody wants it, but
right now in the heart of the season, we will begin slaughtering
prices. Our line of
LADIES, MISSES AND CHILDRENS HATS
Is very complete, in fact more complete than wo want it to
be so late in the season. Our line of flowers and trimmings iu
also very full.
Beginning Monday morning you can buy anything that can be
found at aFirstl-cass Millinery Establishment at
Exactly New York Wholesale Prices.
Stanley tlie newspaper correspondent
years ago ate Kansas buffalo chips and
slept under Kansas cottonwoods on Kan
sas prairies. Stanley, tho African ex
plorer, today, is banqueted, lionized and
admired by all England. "Wonder if
Stanley ever thinks of tho men who gave
him the opportunity that makes him
what he is todav?
The country seems to be entering upon
an era of railroad consolidation. Fol
lowing close Ujion the Atchison-Frisco
deal comes tho .statement that tlie Kich
mon Terminal, iteelf an aggregation of
important lines, has practically gotteu
control of, or in position to do bO at itd
leisure, the Baltimore & Ohio system.
And other gigantic combinations are
spoken of as likely to occur soon.
The commission on the entertainment
of the Methodist general conference 1ms
lias decided that Omaha cannot enter
tain that body, the delegate from the
big cities having imposed conditions
tliat it will bo impossible for the Ne
braska metropolis to fulfill. Wichita
isn't disposed to trench uion anybody
else's preserves, but if lier sister state
metropolis gives it tip, why, Kansas'
chief city will take care of the event
mentioned if only given the opportunity.
If the Kansas City .Journal ha not baea
hired in the interest of .Senator In-
Kalls it ought to take down its sign. Em
poria Itepu oilcan.
Don't know about that; hut it seem
kind o' odd tliat tlie Republican should
run off, out of the stats. for an object to
attack wlien right in line and not over
half the distance there is a more marked
instance of a complete conversion and
turning about in the same ronaeetioti.
But, then, there are lots of odd things
going on in politic jut at this present.
KANSAS AT XT. VXBNON.
Last year, it will bo remembered, the
schools of Kansas were called upon to
contribute to what was called the Mount
Vernon fund, the money from this state
to be used in restoring the servant quar
ters at the Jiotne of Washir.jfton, Mt. Ver
non, to their original condition. Jennie
M. Ward, vice-regent for tb association
for Kansas, informs the WeaUrn Hchool
Journal of Topeka that she has had the
pleasure this year to see the compiet"d
restoration of tha ruined quartern. In
speaking further of the matter she say:
"It is a very groat improvement, and
will, I thinkbe a matter of pride to
every Kansan. It stands west of the
green-houses, and has two doors opening
on the road, just below the north gate.
It is se'vntv feet Ion?, with short win
dows, which bit within prerisJy like
those of the olden time. Two large
rooms with great open ftro-piacs. and
two small ones, are the interior dirtskma.
The view from the windows into tne gar
den k Terr beantifuL
"The corwr weat of the quarters, just
under the tablet inscribed Kestord by
the schools of Kama,' has ako been
cleared no and mane lo resume if brigitt
Soma interesting fact regarding the
old quarters hav ben dev4opa from
the newiy-dMOUTered letters of Washiajr
ton to Mr. Pearce, his farm manager in
17VS. In &! be mentions th quarters
frequently, and their location and use
r fnllr wmfiniMil viz: Tiutl tliiK imtilA-
mg was" the home of tne srranta employ-!
edsbout the mansion as spinner, wear- j
ers. carpnteni, ana garoener, and of
then- cmidren. Ko door opens into the
garden, and he vrgm 'rare Jest the csal
dren at the quarters destroy tbetrewand
shrubs, which,' be say, 'hare bees) pro
cured and planted at great expense.'
gdmoarf h aatag f try to ha the Ssat
m ami la yam twmwej. xrcrw. s
ts&wsmaagzidcisft viisz ffitc a.
ever .shown here.
AYE. AIS'D ZHARKET ST.
Well, Should Say So. '
From tKe Kan-uta CUjr iimtrtUi.
"Voting for such bills iw the JlcKInlpy
taritT lill and the silver hill under the
caucus gag, in the hop thut the enat4
will make tlieni nil right, m getting a
trille thin for tho western market.
JuatUko a Woman.
Prom th Xw York IlwaM.
A young woman was out riding in
New Jersey. The home on which she.
warf mounted became frightened and
ran away. With a courage and skill
tliat would liave done credit to Buffalo
'Bill himself lie maintain! hr seat in
saddle while the animal dashed furiously
along the highway. W1mh its Hight kl
been arreted, when all danger Itad been
braved and MSfted. when site Itad aighW
safely from the saddl then tho young
lady quietly proceeded to faint.
Trouble With tho Middle InitAaL
ftran thw New York Sbw.
One of the illustrated weeklies pub
lished in this city is iitakinc a great
spread ot a sketch of the 1 Ion. IWjaJnm
K Harrison, pmndtut of th litil
States, as lie appears in tlie White howp,
"Drawn by onr hperial artist on tho
sjKit.' Hw-h is fame. Thto is almost
equal to Mr. Joy's nomination of JHiai
II. Blaine at tho naiMMtal ItopnhhcHii
convention of 1HH0, or to the barkaeper
of literary tastes described by Artontus
Ward, who said that William H. Sttaka
speare was a buss poet.
WMhlMTtob Dtapatcli U Crler-J4Mmkl.
itnitb is a pc'-ndW and no mistake,
when be gets started. He remind el
your correspondent today in hfc n4rh
of the lamfnuwi Berk. lAkt) tho Wter
he was strong ami vigorous in his lan
guage and gesture, awl a the day watt
lioihe ud several handkerchieui m
mo"ping the pempi ration from his faro
ndUuI When h got tiuoogh thr
was not a dry thread on hat body. II m
spefck wo a great one. lie wa thor
ouirhlr informed and his argumaaU
were logical and ronclutve, Tlie wum
eataeiw and emphas of the "Kanmt
Cow Boy." as he i often tormsd hore,
was ref rushing U Stear in the mwtto.
Tho colored pcopln la n.amall town In
Georgia itad jpatacred tt Choir ohecrch to
hold funeral eervkm rm thn rtsudaa ot
a wonum who b&d dkxf. a oocpto of dra
fcrfbra, eni thn crirnxuaiijBTrrn ittt to
begin when, the tartved hotJboal, who
wan a. lern, corpoliiat man, Imckotxl to
one of tbo mu standing ta the vwtifcrulo
to follow him&a the Lastoahgd tn. tha turn
ot the bnreh. When ttex bjd arxivvl
Vbmcu tbo tffcnwrjd Uzrt&don izlsusrilht
"Sea hcxh, idest'l w&xjIa mi under
standin' vrid to W d& funeral & any
-Whx Is u. jQliosr" asJLthe'&
"Ld 'A, wbio wo backsd IItsirzr
tsrV -nHv. yo' waa right &t haoiL iV
erowdecJ.ywWf np to da tro&2. Vftes. do
wmtsr Lmgiut jV vct fVielf tavraik. V
taoAoai aa UM&on 3nfQ. Xgory haa'a'VRO
ihsnr 'tail aoc j of nVphlt9 talk redo
oad j was dv o&a&rad 7'lf. ''
-I din eoal&r-i Iwip tt, Juifcu."
Yo eeeJdn:.? Well, cow, hrt n, gfr9
ye' a jrtnler. Lucfncta wm jay xrila tsf
aobo4;.Ws. Ho ltrd-wid xotos. died.
Kew, &au wbeo S arviiwssi brjjLsa Yti
nunb-jr oca frcrojitari to afeh. rsJ
bereaved, whfi yo b only to avUrrvbo
fes? dBke Tin USl till cJoa la
eold world. Yo' h got to bripiaA IS
yc go to tafein' on fcfca $sf && Ut week
T gwsKD toAwspt sj gicat law JM kss
'seSU torn vxvcpAsx&4$& V each VSL
wu&mt de eardatyoiTl rerktxi yo ts ths
nUsdc of ft IbjwhtlL Z9 yvr Vr me,
"Sen earn aWag, aad rtoasMssber wb4
Pas bin najiar'. B!r tcki a tct Li cv.
bwak row aa hoi ycVstf dwa, Ivor ma d
vwwry ttM wtnwp f aarswir r (rwfss to
ngfct en rf ft" feta hc
pwnr fw Ydfc tea.