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M. ?T. JIOTtDOCK, KdltCT.
EEPUBLICAN CONGBESSIONAL CON
Donoc Citt, Kan., June I, ISM.
A delpsato conTcntion of Use Republicans of the
KcenUi Congressional district of the state of Kan
sas, Is hereby called to be hold at Dodge City. KaoM
onWeanesdav. July 33, 18M, at 10 o'clock a. m for
the purpose of nominating; a cacdldato for cowjress
from said district. The basis of representation to
said convention will be one delegate at larfjo from
each county in said district, ana one delegate ior
every 330 vote:
TT 300 votes, or fraction of 1M or more vncs cast,
for Hon. B. B. deters in iss, unner wnica ruie ucic
tratpnarei nDDortloned as follows:
an. VEL. Co.
Meade - j
The secretaries oftho several counties are In
structs to forward to tho undersigned secretary,
at Garden City. Kan., n certifled copy of tho
credontials of their several delecajes Immediately
npon the adjournment of the countr conventions.
It Is lieredv reeommmded that the several coun
ties in said district select their delegates on July 2A
1KW, unless otherwise ordered by the county central
By order of tho committee. ,. ,
JAMES KELLY. Chairman.
JESSE TAYLOR, Secretary.
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION.
nVlrvlr Tl Tr
for the nomination of candidates for
Chief justice of the supreme court.
Lleutena nt governor.
hecreiary of tate.
Auditor of Stale.
1 rea'-urer of state.
Superintendent of public instruction.
Delegates to tho convention mentioned above shall
Ik elected bv county conventions, duly called by tho
f everal county Republican committees under such
rules and regulations as may be by them prescribed.
Tho baIs o;" apportionment or delegates to said state
conventions ill be one delegate at large for each
county of tho state, and one delegate for every 400
voters or traction of M0 or more vote cast for v.u
gene F. Ware for elector at large In the election of
J8SS; under which rulo delegates are apportioned to
the several counties as follows,:
COrVTIflB, DKLtOTS. 'COUNTIES. DEDEG'TS.
Allen i C L'nn j JJ
Anderson. t Logan jf
Attiiison. 9 Lyon 8
Barton 4 'Marshall "
Bourbon... 1U Mcl'herson. 7
Brown Meode 2
t'hase- 4lMitchell 5
Chautauqua 6 Montgomory 8
Cherokee S,Morris 5
Cheyenne S.Morton 2
Clark 2 Nemaha 7
Clay GjJteoslio n
Cloud V Ness 3
Coffer 6 Norton 5
ComRnche 2jOago 10
Cowley 11 Osborne
J'rawfonl P'ottawa 5
Decatur 4.1'awnee 3
I)icklnon 8'1'hillips .. .. 5
Doniphan , 7I'ottHwatomte 7
Douglas 9 Pratt 4
Edwards Si Rawlins 4
Hk 6 Iteno
tills 3'Republic 7
Ellsworth...... IjRice 0
Finney s'Klley C
Ford ."liiooks 4
Franklin 7 Itnh 3
GarHold 2 Russell 3
Geary 4 Valine 7
Grant 2 Scott 2
Oove 2 Sedgwick 1(5
Graham 3 Seward 2
iray 2 Shawneo 20
irecnwood 7, Sheridan 3
Greely S.Shermun 3
Hamilton 2, Smith 5
Harper SiStniToid 3
Harvey 6Stnton 2
Hakell 2 Stevens 2
Ho-'geman 2 Minuter Ill
Jackson 6 Thomas 3
Jefferson 7 Trego 2
Jewell 7 Wabaunsee ,r
Johnson , !' Wallace 2
Kearney 2 Washington 9
Kingman Ill Wichita, 2
Kiowa 2 Wilson fi
Labette , fi Woodson 4
Lane 2 Wyandotte 15
Lincoln....." 4 Total V.I
The secretaries of the several county conventions
are Instructed to forward to the undersigned secre
tary at Tojmka, Kansas, a certified copy of the cre
dentials of thHr several delegates. Immediately
upon the adjournment of tho county contention,
said credentials to be received nt lopeka not later
than tho evening of Septeinbei 2. From thee cre
dentials tho Republican state control committee
will prepare a roster of those entitled to participate
in the preliminary organl7Jttlon of tho convention.
By order of tho committee.
HENRY BOOTH, Chairman.
BIOXS. HUTCH INH. Secretary.
Yesterday was tho longest day in the
"Wo are now in the incipient stages of
Irl Hick's drouth, but if it looks like
rain tako your umbrella with you.
Tho two or three papers in Kansas that
aro gghting Ingalls but guess we'll de
fer tho concluding part of this for a few
A hundred thousand has been raised at
Pittsburg to form a nitroglycerine trust.
If congress wishes to sit down hard upon
this trust, it had better do it by proxy.
Our neighbor of the south, Mexico, tho
dispatches say, is on tho eve of a great
revolution. Mexico's final revolution
will probably be an annexation to George
"If the lower house of congress will
hurry up and pas6 the free coinnge silver
bill," says the Champion, "it will present
it with a vote of thanks. But suppose
it does not, what then?
The secretary of tho interior has given
orders to the town site commissioners
not to be lenient with tho "sooners"' of
Oklahoma. Tho "soouers" might as well
give up and immigrate over again.
"Would that some htuul, either visible
or invisible, would write upon the walls
ofcougress in flaming lotters. and in
delibly, this axiom: "llo serves his
party best who serves his country best'
The Journal says there are nine su
preme court saloons in Topeka. At this
rate if the city has one or two more ap
peal cases to tho federal court she will
have to take in some more additions to
the city to accommodate the business.
Whisky is not going to be sold in Kan
sas even if the supreme court does make
ambiguous decision. Salinn Republican.
"Well, if it isn't being sold, and lots of
it. in your own town somebody is doing
an awftil sight of lying. It's hard to
kick against the pricks, Brady; 3011 had
just as well let up.
The omperor of Russia is building a
pleasure yacht which ought to be called
a ship. It will bo largo enough to con
tain 200 people, besides a placo in the
hold bib enough to conceal a nihilist.
This last provision was made on solicita
tion of the zealous Russian police power.
Uncle Jerry Rusk a few days ngo pre
dicted that President Harrison will be
renominated and re-elected. A day or
two later the president is said to have
declared that he will accept noither.
"What's the matter with the administra
tion, anyhow? It don't seem to be fio--ping
together wort a cent latelv.
The provisions of the army appropria
tion bill, which has just become a law,
prohibiting tho sale of intoxicating
liquors in army canteens located in
states having prohibitory laws will af
fect eight military posts. Tho new regu
lation subordinates the United States
army to local control. A rather anoma
lous situation, -
Kansas lias more miles of railroads
than all the New England states put to
gether. She has 1,159 more miles than
the great empire state of New York,
whose population and wealth surpasses
Kansas four to one. She has more than
the great states of Pennsylvania, Iowa
or Texas. Kansas today has 8,75-1 miles
of railroads. Illinois alone surpasses her
with her 9,900 miles. Next conies Iowa
with 8,364 miles. Following her is Penn
sylvania with 8,224. Then comes Texas
with 8,210 miles. Only think of it! Du
ring tho three years from 188G to 18S8
inclusive, Kansas constructed 4,533 miles
of railroads, which is more than any
one of twenty-seven of her sister
states have in operation today, and there
are only thirteen states in the union who
have a greater mileage of railroads than
Kansas huilt in these tliree years.
And yet, with this immense mileage,
there are some other new lines and con
nections needed to perfect the railway
system of the state. Two or three are
now in course of preparation for actual
work of construction. It is evident,
therefore, and altogether probable that
before the close of the year 1890 Kansas
will have full 10,000 miles of railway in
The quartette of girl babies born to the
wife of MichaelNewton of Scottdale, Pa. ,
in February were baptized on Sunday at
the Catholic church, says the Great Bend
Plaindealer. The little ones were christ
ened Ada, Agnes, Aloysia and Agatha.
They are all healthy looking and it is dif
ficult to distinguish one from the other.
The parents are natives of Ireland and
are in poor circumstances, Newton work
ing at mining and getting only four days'
work each week. Pictures of the babies
have been token, and one sent to Queen
Victoria and one to President Ilarrison.
They have been copyrighted and will bo
put on sale for the benefit of the family.
Sir. Newton a few days ago received tho
deeds of six town lots from a land com
pany in Colorado which has named the
streets of their town after the children
The rarity of such an occurrence at
this advanced (?) age causes one to note
them with a degree of skepticism, though
Mr. Joseph llossbacher, of this city, is
personally acquainted with the people
and vouches for the truthfulness of tho
incidents. Accepting it, therefore, as
true, the Eagle declares that the parents
should be placed on the pension list for
their faithfulness in following tho Di
vine injunction to our first parents in the
Garden of Eden, to multiply and replen
ish the earth.
THE SILVER QUESTION.
The final decision of the contest over
the disposition of the silver bill in the
house Saturday, that is, its reference to
the committee on coinage, weights and
measures, is a disappointment to tho
friends of stiver, the people, in that it
necessarily delays action on that most
important measure of relief to the whole
country. AVe say disappointment, be
cause everybody who had kept tho run
of the house proceedings was led to be
lievo from the action of the house on
Friday that the measure would come be
fore the house and be acted on Saturday.
"What the result of its reference to the
coinage committee is a matter
of much speculation. Our hope
in that this last action will prove to have
been simply a pro forma proceeding:
that tho committee will report the bill to
the house without delay and that it will
bo promptly passed. There seems to bo
no reason for the bill being held by tho
committee, since the shape in which it
passed is understood to bo the senate's
ultimatum and also known to be in
exact form to meet the popular demand.
"With these facts standing out so plain
before congress it is difficult to under
stand what sort of excuse that body
could set up for refusing or failing to
pass tho Plumb bill, and pass it at once.
The Kansas City Gazette think1' tho
contest in the houso is simply to decide
wliich party shall have the credit of
passing tho bill. Tho Leavenworth
Times remarks: ""We may be mistaken,
but to us it looks to us like a straight
fight between the silver and gold men."
"Which of these suspicions is correct, if
either, is difficult to determined. There
is certainly ground for both in tho action
of the house. Says the Times further:
"Thero need bo no question about who
shall have the credit of passing the bill.
Let the Republicans go right "in with tho
Democrats and adopt the senate amend
ment and they will have due credit. The
people of the country, and of the west
especially, want free silver coinage and
they want it bad. They have little pa
tience with this parliamentary monkey
work. This is a business and not a po
litical question. If the bill is, passed the
persons voting for it will get due credit
for their votes. But if, in this squabble,
the passage of the bill should bo defeat
ed, there is no question a? to who will be
held responsible. The Republicans in
congress can not afford to continue this
tomfoolery. The members from Kansas
can not afford to longer obey the dictates
of the caucus on this question. They
want to scramble right over into tho sil
ver camp and stay there. It is a little
hard to consort with Democrats, but on
such questions as this no politics should
It has been given out that tho presi
dent will veto the bill if passed by the
house as it came from the senate,
but we think this is simply a trick of the
anti-silver people, resorted to to influence
the house in its action on tho bill. The
recent declaration of the president in re
gard to a second term is quoted to
strengthen the statement that he will
veto the measure. As to his views on
the succession we quite agree with the
Emporia Republican tliat whether Mr.
Harrison wants another term or not, the
Republican party does, and he must look
out for his party as well as for himself.
The country is very much in earnest
about this money question. If the Re
publican party, having control of all the
departments of government, does not
give the desired relief it might as well
make up its mind to turn over tlie keys
at the end of its present lease. Mr. Har
rison is a good Republican: he can not be
indifferent to the welfare of the party
which has so highly honored him and he
surely will not jeopardize its succtess.
Tho free coinnge bill will be passed by
the house and it will receive the presi
This is an age of athletics, but it is
only tho young that make a success
thereat. His little experience Friday
will probably impress the venerable and
adipose representative from the Second
district that is safer to stay on the ground
with both feet down. And, it might be
well for some other of the more agile
vaulters to make a note of the incident
referred to for future reference.
The French are excited and think that
the western states are, excluding their
works of art in retaliation for the French
restrictions on our pork. It is just as
well that Monsieur Artist should discover
that the westerner who throws his "in
flatus" into the hog in the shape of corn
regards himself just as much of an artist
in his own peculiar way as the French
gentleman with his palette and tubes.
A large convention of writers will be
held in Indiana, July 8-10. Riley, Rid
path, Thompson and a number of other
prominent authors will be present. Indi
ana has been prolific of successful writ
ers, among them Lew AVallace; and the
author of the '-Hoosier Schoolmaster'
owes his success to the state. It is sus
pected that this convention will draw up
resolutions for recognition. "With the
exception of Lije Halford, Indiana sa
vants have been pretty generally snubbed
by the administration.
The Atlanta Constitution announces
that Pat Calhoun, a young attorney of
that city, and a grandson of the noted
South Carolinian, John C. Calhoun, has
been made general counsellor for tho
Richmond Terminal railway system, cov
ering something like 8000 miles of road.
A veiy extensive, important and respon
sible position, but not equal in the extent
of territory covered nor mileage of road
to that in charge of Hon. Geo. R. Peck,
the general attorney for the Atchison
Frisco system, which operates nearly
9,000 miles of road, the largest in the
A telegram from "Washington says
that an intimate friend of the adminis
tration reports that Secretary Blaine re
cently expressed himself very freely to
Senators Allison and Hale on the Mc
Kinley tariff bill. Tho statesman from
Maine went so far as to condemn the
measure as a party one. This idea has
come from the secretary three or four
times, and is evidently a correct state
ment of his belief. It is worthy of noto
just here that the bill was very materi
ally amended by the senate committeo
and is likely to bo further modified in
the senate before it passes that body.
The United States circuit court, at At
lanta, has rendered a decision enjoining
the state of Georgia from collecting
taxes from sleeping car companies, under
the provisions of the tax acts of 1SSG and
188S, says Bradstreet's. In two cases be
fore the court taxes were assessed- on
"each company doing business"' in Geor
gia "as a sleeping or palace car com
pany." In a third case the taxes wero
assessed under the act of 1888. Tho
court held the tax unconstitutional, as
being in conflict with the interstate
clause of the federal constitution and
other constitutional provisions, state
The Topeka Capital admits that Hon.
Harrison Kelley has enough instructed
votes in the Fourth district convention
which meets in Emporia today, to give
him the nomination, on the first ballot,
and calls on the Shawnee delegation to
not present the name of A. H. Vance
according to instruction from the coun
ty convention of that county. "Whatever
may be said in criticism of Mr. Kelley 's
course of action on strictly party matters
he always takes high ground it can
not be said that he failed to represent tho
wishes of his constituency and state on
the great silver question. The Fourth
district Republicans might go further
and do worse than to return Mr. Kelley.
The Kansas City real estate agent was
showing to the capitalist some choice su
"What is your price for these?" inquired
"Twenty-live dollars a front foot."
"I can get them cheaper than that," was
the decided rejoinder. "A Wichita real
estate man offered me these same lots last
week at ?22.50." Chicago Tribune.
"We have long been appraised that the
real property of the Missouri contingent
of Kansas City was a drug on the local
market, but were not aware that it had
been placed in outside hands with in
structions to sell. However, tho owner
of the lots in question showed a good
deal better business sense in placing
them in the hands of a "Wichita real
estate agent to make a sale than he did
in purchasing it. Honest, don't you
There are some features of the Anglo
German African controversy that need
explanation. A few weeks ago Stanley
was loud in his denunciation of the
vacillating policy of Lord Salisbury. But
no sooner had he spoken than he closed
his mouth, refusing to utter another
word. Next we hear that he is appointed
governor-general of the Congo Free state
by his patron, King Leopold of Belgium.
Then the details of the proposed partition
of African territory between England antl
Germany aro given out, and forthwith
Stanley breaks out in loud laudation of
the wisdom and skill of Lord Salisbury
in tills Undertaking. Meantime it should
not be forgotten that England may yet
buy tho Congo Free State from King
Leopold. The public has not been ad
mitted behind the scenes in this business,
and there is much in it that is at present
The indisposition to extend stock ven
tures, says the New York Star, is claimed
to be due mainly to the uncertainty of
financial legislation going on in Wash
ington. Earnings mainly determine
values, whether based on a gold or silver
basis, but at times congressional issues
have to be considered first. Tlie small
gold shipments are regarded bv some
j ieople as not much of a factor and the
tariff legislation is subordinate to that of
stiver. A satisfactorv measure to most
j financiers would be the striking out of
tlie free-coinage section of tlie pending
silver bill and a provision for the coinage
of S5,000,000 a year. This information
civen out from fupIi a souiv ttht tniineT I
center east) mav contain a point of
cordmg to the action that is to be taken ,
on the subject by congress. We shall
The resubmission naDers are mad be
cause the Brewer's Handbook gives so
small an amount of beer as Having Deen
consumed in Kansas. It is too bad that
these fellows are disappointed. Jjet ns all
go to swilling beer. K C. Gazette.
Don't do it. For the sake of your
health and personal comfort, don't. If
you must aid in curing the disap
pointment let the Handbook's figures
stand, and use straight liquor. This
will in no -wise affect the tem
per of the resubmissionists, but
it will display a degree of common
sense and reason not universally pre
valent. But don't deceive yourself with
the notion that the decrease in the
quantity of beer consumed in thi3 state,
or any other as for that, as shown by
the Handbook, means a decrease in the
quantity of liquor consumed we wish it
did. It simply means a change of the
kind of liquor demanded: that the con
sumers of beverages are learning that
plain whisky is preferable, because less
harmful and also cheaper, than the so
called light drinks. Only this and
The Fort Scott Monitor is inclined to
take an optimistic view of the alleged
Ingalls-Funston incident in the house
last Friday. "We much prefer to take
the Monitor's view of the matter and
trust its version will prove to be the cor
rect one. It says:
The latest sensation with which the
Democratic press has connected the name
of Senator Ingalls is the charge that the
senator induced Mr. Funston to change
his vote in the house on Thursday in the
contest to prevent the reference of the sen
ate silver bill to the committee on coin
age, weights tind measures. Tho story
was related with great circumstantiability,
first by the Kansas City Times, and in
some was got into the "Associated Press
dispatches. All the foundation there is
for it is the fact that Senator Ingalls was
seen in the house and spoke to Mr. Fun
ston. The balance, and what he said, if he
said anything, is all guess work. In other
words a newspaper fake with which Sena
tor Ingalls' name is connected because of
his prominence before the country. The
senator has made a clean record in favor of
free coinage. Indeed the passage of the
bill through tho senate was largely due to
his attitude on tho question.
COMMERCE OP THE LAKES.
From tho American Economist,
Colonel Brock, the chief of the bureau
of statistics of the treasury department,
has been engaged for some time in ar
ranging to take the statistics of the traf
fic on the great lakes. Estimates which
have been made of this traffic indicate
that it is of greater magnitude than ono
-would suppose. The tonnage through
the Suez canal, carryiuEr the commerce
of all the nations of the west to the In
dies, is known to be abaut G,000,000 tons,
whilo that through the St. Marie above
Detroit is 7,500,000 tons. Tho total ton
nage of the lakes is estimated at over
40,000,000, while that of London and
Liverpool together is only 30,GOO,000.
Figures like these give a faint idea of
the importance of the traffic in this coun
try and to our Canadian neighbors. They
include the domestic traffic from ono
American port to another, as wen as.
from an American to a Canadian port.or
from a Canadian to an American. These
figures will all be given in the report as
published, but the domestic and foreign
traffic will be carefully separated.
From tho Cherryvalo Repuhllcan.
Mr, A. Manvel, president of tho Atch
ison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway com
pany, en route to Chicago from Colorado,
went through here on last Tuesday's
Frisco "cannon ball."
The editor hereof was accorded an in
terview and occupied a seat in his special
car as far as Oswego an hour's ride.
The interview was general and exceed
ingly agreeable to the writer. President
Manvel dispenses regal hospitality. "We
have interviewed several prominent men
in our time, but we do not recall an in
stance in our life whero we were treated
better or with more respect and consid
eration. Our host exhibited that off
hand, unostentatious dignity, so pleasing
to a western man, in a marked degree.
President Manvel is a distinguished
looking man, of the Lincoln type; a
large, massive head and an exceedingly
pleasant face, with individuality very
strongly marked. One at all skilled in
the science of physiognomy can see at a
glance why such a man should bo
selected as the head and front of one of
the largest corporations on this continent.
Every feature of his expressivo face is
indicative of mental power; and thoso
careful, considerate, but firm and un
swerving characteristics, so noticeable in
personr possessed of extraordinary busi
ness ability, are very clearly defined.
Ho is a strong and brainy gentleman,
and as affable, pleasant and kind as he is
He expressed himself well pleased
with Kansas and her people, and with
the crop outlook.
Kansas will tie to such a man, and
meet him half way every day in the
week, Sundays included.
SOME REASON IN HIS PROTEST.
From the Kansas City Journal.
Dr. Xorvin Green, the president of the
Western Union Telegraph companv, ha3
submitted a final statement to the Louse
committee on postoffices and post roads,
in opposition to the postal telegraph
scheme. Apparently Dr. Green recog
nizes the probabilitythat the postal tele
graph measure of some sort will, before
long, be passed by congress, for he de
votes a considerable portion of his letter
to setting forth the injustice of the gov
ernment's entering the field as a com
petitor of existing telegraph companies,
and urges the propriety of buying out
the present lints. "What government
under the sun," asks Dr. Green, "has
ever established a postal telegraph -w ith
out first taking and paying for, at a fair
and full valuation, all existing telegraph
properties, where there were any in its
dominions? Whatever the government
does for the people it must do exclu
sively. If the telegraph be held as a
part and parcel of the postal service, the
government should dqit all. It would
be an unprecedented outrage for the
government to enter into competition
with long established enterprises of its
There is justice in this. Mr. Wana
maker s plan to lease certain telegraph
lines, and thus have the government and
the telegraph companies divide the busi
ness, does not seem Terr practicable or
fair. Of course, the government's leased
lines would tap the great centers of popu
lation, and take the cream of the tele
graph business. To make up for such
losses to the companies, the people in
more remote sections would be made to
suffer. When the government goes into
t!e telegraph business it should go fully
equipped, and ready to perform at least
tlie same service which the companies
now render. And it should monopolize
the field, not enter it as a competitor.
An Unkind "001."
If the smators ever fee a copr of the
Eole containing a catpf the newly ap-
ege mates 3Ir. Jewett look like a
compromise betweenSenator Eeatleyand
. TUTTING OX THE STILE.
Jan, the first, I thought
I would write a poem, If I
Dare to durst, when looking
Out the window something
Made me smile, I seen a
Fellow passing putting
On the stile.
Putting on the agony, putting
On the stile, that's what
The stile-ish people are
Doing all the while, when
I look around me I very often
Smile To see someny people - -
Putting on the stile.
Preachers in the pulpit
Shouts with all their might
Glory hal a Iue yer
The people all a fright thinks
The dnce is coming up in
Double file but
The preachers only putting on
El Dorado will do well to reconsider her
supremacy in this matter of letters.
The next time Senator Ingalls appears
in thojhouse, Farmer Funston had better
call on the sergeant-at arms for protection.
It will be surprising if the next report
from the patent office doesn't show the
invention of a lot of new cork-screws by
Tom Moonlight says he is not averse to
running for congress. This kind of a spirit,
as Mr. A. C. Campbell can tell Mr. Moon
light, never got a man anywhere.
Judge Crozier decides that the spotter
who goes into a joint and buys liquor is
equally guilty with the jointist. This
should entitle Judge Crozier to the mitrie
A Kansas boy luis strutted off with the
prize in the old German university of
Goettingen. This prize business must be
becoming a trifle monotonous among Kan
The man who started the story that
there was a nest of snapping turtles in the
bathing lake at Geuda Springs is a liar,
probably from Baden-Baden or some other
Senator Ingalls exclaims "fire and flood
both pursue me" in speaking.of his calam
ities. This will leave the Kansas City
Times in some doubt as to which one its
"plagiarism expose" comes under.
The president of the state temperance
union had better let liquor alone and con
trol his tongue. He speaks officially of
"package dealers" as "curs of low degree."
Choice language for a temperate gentle
man. Foreclosure proceedings against Kate
Field in the Atchison district court will
terminate on the 24th of July, when the
sheriff will sell to the highest bidder
Kate's Atchinson speculation. Vale,
The prohibition campaign in Nebraska
yields John P. St. John $50 a night. Dan
Anthony is not in Nebraska: he is in New
York attending a law suit. Mr. Anthony
is much more favorable to law suits than
he is to prohibition.
A year or so ago one of the most promi
nent engineers in the west made a secret
survey around Atchison, reported to his
chief that the Missouri river bridge there
was likely to span a bayou in a very short
time, while the main channel took a visit
into quarters farther cast.
Ingalls, it is said, tried to make Harri
son Kelly change his vote on the silver
question, but he was not as successful as
wih Funston. Kelly wouldn't do it. The
congressional nomination is somewhat
nearer in Mr. Kelley's district than in Mr.
Funston 's. We are not so sure though
that this will mako any difference in the
El Dorado of late has been making some
claims as the literary center of Kansas,
banking upon its dialect work a good deal.
We have a dialect poetess in Wichita, but
as she dosn't stand in with the newspaper
fraternity she has been blushing unseen
on tlie desertjair for some time. But ono
of her poems which rears up against
hypocrisy and such in true political style,
was picked up on tho street, recently. Here
it is, verbatim et literatim:
THE GREAT MAGNET OF THE SKY
Effect of Solar Energy in Disturbing the
Magnetism of the Earth.
From the New York Sun.
It is no new idea tnat tne earth is a
huge magnet, having its north and south
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It is no new idea
that the earth
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along which the magnetic energy mani
fests itself. Analogy would suggest that
the other planets are also great magnets,
and there is more than mere analogy to
support tho idea ihat the sun is beyond
comparison the mightiest magnet of them
all. It has been known for many years
that the influence of the sun upon tho
magnetism of the earth is most pro
nounced and powerful at those times
when the surface of the solar glolx is
most agitated by disturbing forces. Sun
spots and their related phenomena are
tho visible manifestations of the activity
of these forces.
Tlie fact that ono of tho most conspic
uous manifestations of the effect of solar
energy in disturbing the magnetism of
the earth is shown m extensive displays
of the aurora borealis may be responsible
for tlie widespread belief that the weath
er is directly influenced by disturbances
in the sun. It seems quite natural to con
clude that if, as has often occurred,
a violent outburst in the sun is instantly
followed by a brilliant electrical display
in the earth's atmosphere, tlie atmos
pheric influence of the solar energy may
go further and be instrumental in the
production of storms. But if the sun ex
ercises such an influence ife manifesta
tions are either so uncertain or eo slight
i that no conclusive proof of its existence
has yet been obtained. JJecenuy, how
ever, observations have been made which
may possibly throw new light upon this
very interesting question, and which at
any rate present the sun in a very for
midable shape to the imagination. M.
Charles Lagrange, of the Brussels obserr-
atorv, ha3 arrived at the oonclUMBoti,
based upon an extensive series of obaer-
rations and experiments relating to lite Toe Oktahomn Sledical Society met at
daily, annual and secular variations of J Oklahoma City ysel;r.
the mnjmetic needle, that the son, being j -j- -Kier" has taon honor In his own
charged with electricity, ims become a j country than be d at WaxafaKloe.
magnet as a result of its rotation upon its A geottesian aamwl BsWon hz been an
axis, and that the earth, being also elec- poBji deputy district eJeric at Xorat&a.
trifled, and having in lib manner Iw- j 0itWMMMa city jiotosJw ba
come a magnet, is undf r the direct influ- j n,TWi It, is a wootler this doesa't jrectjv
ence of the sun, within who enormous i iuue a row.
magnetic field it i3 moving. M. La
grange proceeds to explain how
the magnetic axis of the earth,
which does not correspond exactly
with the axis of rotation, may
have been formed under the influence of
the sun, and how it is caused to retro
grade by virtue of the earth's rotation in
the sun's magnetic field. From th phe
nomena of the dailv variation of the
maimetic needle he concludes that tb i
sim electrifies the earth by radiation and
produce a system of electrical currents,
principally in the atmosphere, by means
of which the observed rariatloiw are pro
duced. Tho point of maximum pttn
tial, from which the currens diverge
always follows the sun ia its daily cir
cuit through the be&ven.
The significance of 5L Lagrangp oea
clustons with reference to the weathor is
to be found in his tatsmont that tho
1 earth's attraction on the atms"phere is
Sale of St
ALL 0E THE POPULAR SHAKES!
3oo pieces !Nb. 12 at 15 cents a yard: 275 pieces Isfo.
16 at 2o cents a yard. These are wonderful bargains,
A superb odd lot of Crepe Leisse Ruchings, stylish
and new, which we will close out at 2oc a yard, wth 5oc
Another odd lot bargain. 5o dozen ladies hose, as
sorted colors, extra fine gauze. Closing out the lot at 23
cents a pair, regular price ooc If you want a bargain
this is one.
jttfew outing cloths and new zephyr flannels.
A new lot of straw mattings just received. We make
a very low price on them.
CLOSING OUT SALE.
The crowd increasing daily.
Of course, why not? "Ve
must sell, others want to
make a profit.
Our effort now is merely
to rid ourselves of the goods
the quicker the less loss.
If a line of goods don't go
fast at cost we sell them at
less than cost.
"At what price will the
goods go fast ?" is our ques
tion. 150 N Main St.
composed of two elements gravitation,
which is constant, and the attraction of
the layer of electricity covering tho sur
face of tho globe, which is variable and
dependent tipon the sun. In this way ho
offers nn electro-magnetic theory of the
formation of centers of barometric de
pression and their movement toward the
poles and from west to u.t. If this
theory should turn out to bo substan
tially correct, then it would be easy to
understand how and to what extent tho
sun affects the weather.
The manner in which the sun holds
the earth with a resibtle&s grasp of gravi
tation is a familiar picture to tho mind,
but this idea of its magnetic power over
our glolw is somewhat novel and propor
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j FenaJ?r f, s0 JLHf,, pII'lrv.
know tho gravitative enercv of
tionately startling, tor it convert a
gravitative energv of
the sun to a nicotv. and it
never varies. But Ito electric
influence depends largely upon it own
condition, which is subject to the most
violent and tremendous vicissitudes.
Moreover, thero is evidence that th nun's
electric iower, or whatever that forcg
may 1m? by which it excites tli magnet
ism of the earth, extends equally to other
planets. When the sun ia most inteneiv
i agitated the vast globo of Jupitr ia oov-
uit-u nn uiinuuitii pjHJiti JUKI uimf anu
its great equatorial Iwinds flush fiery red.
When a comet come into the solar
system tliere is a beautiful exhibition of
a power of the win wliich is certainly not
gravitation, nor an effect of r&diant'light
or heat as we know them, but which In
probably an expression of electric enrgv.
The appearance of tli cornet" tail, whftd
it is yet far from tlie Mtn, to th first evi
dence that the visitor from nc fc af
fected by its approach toward the olar
crb. At first the tail is barely vieibte,
but as the comet draws nrrr it increas
es irsize and bright nea until, at lat, m
it swings around the sun at clc? quar
ters, its blazing train sweeps away 100,
000,000 miles. In this field of tho m,
into which a comt can not venture
without thus attetin th far reaching
power of th wonderf ul gnrernfnic body
at its center, our hfcUo globo or h-, and
its inhabitants can not he too thankful
tiiat the great magnet around which
thy rerolv is not more erratic in the
inanifestatkXM of it potvrr.
Dick Else is ioattM in Oklahoma
ia toe IcrhI profession
The Oklahoma Thaes aaa been made tae
oOicial paper of Oklakoma county. A
Thecotinty comraiK-tio&er flsd them
Mlr without authority in anrtbtng re
garding ta county road aad rk!g& at
Tb nrt Utr at the GttUrri "Get Up"
bai j;oae back to Tex. The trotibi wt
the "Get I'd wu Ut&t JtdWs't go f&rtBr
The Pawnee Iodiaassre avurritttaf t&etr j
wbt;t 1rbc,l J4. . lfr"Br
fine talis rmr. The rrr i fnfl. nlumo
and oend and the rWd will b-- exeeiiest
Before appoint;; city oOiosrc. if that
duty fall npon him, Gwrrraor Steele wfll
vtet Uw city and fetrta the yrishvt of
the people, says Ue Okk&ogsa City Tiae.
Ed. P. Iiwrte. f tfce Xorznaa Tnuwertpt.
has bro appointed a United Sfcattrt omw
mlssioner He wfH mrr h x tfcrfe told
acec5 is h4a town as an editor, t&rx&er i
FOX & SON
of Innes & Ross.
CLOSING- OUT SALE.
TVc are selling piles of
goocls theso days, but our
stock is big; it may take a
month to clean out entirely,
Come at once; we cansui6
"We must leave the city.
P. S. Country merchants
will do well to call in and
sea what losses wo aro will
ing to mako.
When you are in tho city
call on us.
150 N Main St.
According to tho Nebraska ntatutc,
prairie chicken muttt not Iwwhot until tho
tlrst of Septeuilwr. TWh will Us fnoHnad
to impol i-onif of the htiuturs to wuut to
shoot the statutes.
At the Guthrie council meeting Fridaj
oveitinx it vm decided to dboivci tho our
city government and then Iwkl nn alee
tion for one set of municipal oflleum for
the cunoMded dy
Special Indian .m. Parker haft boon
ordenfl to tro to thf iHp and pcionallr
uiporiiUeiwl the removal of cattle wlriati
art in thnt country contrary to the pnb
The town site (-ommiwunnerx have coroo
ioMtay. They receive ilOnduy for resid
ing in Oklahoma. Thla hi hard when It n
remembered that mibf of the "horns rule"
advocate Iiv there for nothing.
Pn"Mnt Harmon hat trantnlttod n
mcwt((( to the Menotu, tgnther with thj
agreement hetwimu the Cherokee oom-mifeMoiMn-H
and the Iowa ami rW and Fmx
Indian The papers hart heart cflnidrtul
by the interior department and. arqnow b
fore tbefMtte ior ratlhVat mti. The out
look for the early opening of the country
Old yart Gibson, oar Httlo ateter imt
over the river, ty a M iiskogne papor, in
a village MeeiKtl with more titan. Utor
ratinK history, and if the traveler knew f
the incident that had there taken pkto
and the Uiwtory that bad there bm mode
be would irie mor than a pin; glaneu
at the fort aixl the rirkwty bunding an ho
pad them by At tbli place wa. etal
Habed the feeoful fort In tlx grant weW
Here ia )M and 1K3K Jwliorww Dr.vK then
an armr ottitrr and afterw.-iri orejiUhtnt of
the bontbern confederacy hid ai bead-qtmrn-r
The very building which wan
then In private reiid.-f: U 'ill ataadtnc
now. Ja-i, very rteketr. and tenated hy
one or more darky fatttJUen. AtrortC?U
m, near a ortarter of a ertrtory map, Henry
m Niamey, iemo a country noi teoonar,
afterward tho African explorer, now tao
fatfI awl honored Klon of th two
Hemp-d)nM, apea rf h appetite at tho
village ina and rede out of ok! CHbou
atride of an ladi&n pony like a ordleary
niaa. Sw HonHon, of Txm faaue, !
man than one day at tkepot and amoVed
more than on pip fntl oftobaecw -ait Ms
adopt! orot berv the red men, within too
limit of to town. tm fw years ago
Jste a. Blaine, now rvtry of utate,
ww awl through a two weokV Mee ot
skfcne at Fort uUawnk.
Loot ysr the Ktrkapono Cfroeoivad Uw
ida of a Krxad medfc-io staaee. irn
gra were tmz to all the neighboring tribi
to Invite them to rbe grand event, wMoh
wm st for tb latter rt of July, A o
eluded core in the wooied hill of del
Kleitaoo cooairr wa Mctod. awl to thl
fxt no white ntan wua allowed wkfto tbo
dance w in progm, unte by peotai
favor of the BuuCer of er-remoale. Larso
number of tb eisfeoria;r tribo aoeopt
ed the utvHatfon and tvwk part la the sol
emn ceremoa. Three or four wWto
men gaind MtiSoent favor to be allowed
to witoc the eereraobieH. and unoDj
them wa at AnwUoor photographer vlth
hi hawteye cacaera, wto took many ex
cellent view of the pkXareertta Krotspa.
Itou. the taking of the view o&s&d&l the.
IndLanA, o no photographer will be al
lowed at their nxt Medieine dante, which
will occur ibid yoar atxmt tJwt im of Jty.
Oklahota would Hk to know her pop
lotto, bat (Bral SoporiatndMct i'Ortef
km xiven otter that tho count noowkl no?
Ur drrohfed. He oojat to except OtU
hoakx. Bkrtvty an AJtrer'Mta Sc&ciso. ZhJ
The Wicbtta EjUTLS calls a halt on
t nhr prufpmt&iz the otImm! p&tk&go
j&loom and st that tho gpod lower ml
Kuia in i3a -muted, la th SkaA
place tho tajrf d-s not jr tho bilk t
all. Th- pro-wto o far a SaJina it
earermd jt&te oiy cvwt our eaty $$Q
ztiduaati sdvertfeesioat slot It vu
worth. a -httcdrtd tttnrt Uiatiaxooast.