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I jr. M. MintPOCIv, Editor.
REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL CON
DoDor Crrr, Kan., June 4, IBM.
A delegate convention of Use Republicans of the
,.,fh coinrres-aional district of tho state of Kan-
ai-nnri fVmrrpafnnfil district
cn Wednesday, July SO, 1S30, at 10 o'clock a. m for
-. 1. fiMir C9 HMD UB UDJU UbUUIlKClbJ. AtlU..
,he purpose of nominating a cacaiaato ior concress
from said district. Tho basis of representation to
a!d convention will be one delegate at large from
each county in said district, and one delegate lor
teverr SCO votes, or fraction of 150 or more vites cast
Vor Hon. S. R. Peters la 188S. under vhica rule dele
gates arc apportioned as follows:
."Rfirtnn ...... i 6
Cn. 1JEL. to.
Morton.... -. -
Tlflrk - 3
Finney-. ... i
I Rush jf
'amr 8 Seward
ilarvey 8 Stafford
Ilodueman 8 Stevens -
llaskell 2 Sumner w
KIncman. 6 Stanton -
Xloro. 3 Wichita 2
Kearncr 21 Total 16
The secretaries of the several counties aroln
ftructod to forward to the omdersiRned secretary,
nt Garden City. Kan- a certified copy of the
credentials of their several delesajes immediately
Sipon the adjournment of the county conventions.
It 19 horedy recommended that the several coun
ties in said district select their delegates on July 23.
J), unless others lse ordered by the county central
By order of the committee,
JAMES KELLY, Chairman.
JESSE TAYLOR, Secretary.
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION.
A dele cate convention of the Republicans of Kan
sas will li held in tho city of Topeka, on " odnes
Jay. the 3d day of September, 1830, at tho hour of 4
o'clock p. tn., for the nomination of candidates lor
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
te elected by county conventions, duly called by the
Fcveral county Republican committees, under such
3-ules and regulations as may be by them prescribed.
The basis of apportionment of delegates to sald state
convention will bo one delegate at large for each
county of the state, and one delegate for every 400
voters or fraction of "JXl or more votes cast for Lu
rrne F.Ware for elector at largo in the election of
J8S.S under which rule delegates are apportioned to
the several counties as follows:
COrjrnns. IELEG'TS.'COlTXTIK3. DEDEOTS.
Anderson fi Logan
AtchiMjn a Lyon - '
itarber. 3 Marlon
Rarton i Marshall 7
Rourbon 10 McPherson 7
Rrown SiMf-ade 2
Rutler 9 Miami C
hirokee h Morris
Cheyenne 3 Morton
Deratur , 4 Pawnee .5
J)icMnon SlPhilllps 5
Doniphan 7'Pottawatomie 7
t nnvroru suuawa.
.. 3 Republic.
. 4 Rice
, 2 Russell
. 4 Saline
. 2 Scott
. 2 Sedgwick..
Hodgeman , 2 Sumner
Jackson o riiomas
Johnson , fi Wallace... .
Kearney , 2'Washlngton
Kingman 5 Wichita.
The secretaries of tho poveral county conventions
are instructed to forward to the undersigned secre
tary at Topeka, Kansas, a certilled copy of tho cre
dentials of their several delegates, immediately
upon tho adjournment of the county convention,
paid credentials to he received at, Topeka not later
than the evening of September 2. From thee cre
dentials the Republican state central commltteo
v.111 prepare a roster of those entitled to participate
In the preliminary organization of the convention.
Ry order of tho commitn-e.
HENRY HOOTH, Chairman.
MOSS. HUTCHINS. Secretary.
An Indianian comes to the front and
says that President Harrison is so thor
oughly Republican that he hasnt's had
timo to think of a second term.
President Harrison said that he would
veto any free coinage bill, because tho
' religious press of the country was op-
I posed to it, and the band in front of the
white house left off "Little Annie
Kooney" and played an offertory.
At last Governor Lowry has succeeded
Hn having a fine of $300 imposed on John
JL. Sullivan for the Mississippi fight with
Kilrain, and along with this comes the
-announcement that the big slugger will
light a negro, up against tho national
Tho Irish potato has probably done
nicro to make this a great and glorious
country than tho average congressman,
fsays the Indianapoiis Ram's Horn. The
Ram's Horn is a religious paper, but wo
do not know whether it is opposed to the
-Jree coinage of silver or not.
Mrs. Alice Shaw has signed.a contract
to go to St. Petersburg and whistle for
for tho czar and nobles. Mrs. Tooter
better get a tip from tho nihilists and
stand in with them or some day she
with the czar and all his court will go
whistling off through the air in a spon
County Attorney Welch, of Topeka,
goes right ahead ordering the arrest of
original package venders, in contempt of
tho decision of tho federal courts on the
question of their right to earn on such
business. But it is something like kill
ing flies in summer: for every one you
kill a dozen moro wiil appear.
Kansas chows more wealth and greater
progress in tho last ten vears than nnv
other stato of equal population which litis
had saloons. There nre.no '-bars" to pro
gress in Knnsas. El Dorado Times..
"We shall bo glad to have this verified
in a corresponding increase in popula
te bo shown by the census now being
taken. This will make tho argument
complete, and it will be next to ungot
The "Wichita papers have insisted that
prohibition doesn't prohibit, and yet, even
nt Wichita, a man is so unfamiliar witn
wine as to drink lye in its jteaL Leaven
You betcherboots a Lenveuworth pro
hibitionist, such an one as the editor of
tha Times, for instance, would never
make such a mistake; not in his own cel
lar at least, unless it had been robbed of
its original packages and one of lye sub
stituted. "When Republican members of the
house enunciate slanderous accusations"
on the advocates of free coinage, as Mr.
Conger did, Tuesday, tliey should not
forget that they are striking not the
Democratic party alone, but a goodly
bhare of tho Republican, west comes
under their accusations. And the great
Republican west just at present is hi no
condition to be called a liar or a thief,
and one of its characteristics is to strike
A SPECIOUS PLEA.
The principal objection made by those
opposed to the free coinage of silver is
that this country would be flooded with
the silver of foreign nations. Suppose a
foreigner should bring his silver to this
country to be coined. The only thing
he could do with it after it was coined
into money would be to either take it
back with him dr else to buy some of our
products with it. Hence it could not be
put into circulation in this country ex
cept by exchanging it for the things that
our people have to sell, and there are
thousands hero now who would only
be too glad to exchange their crops,
&c, &c, for some of this foreign silver,
pay off their debts and make such im
provements as may be desired, and as
long as our people are allowed to set the
price upon the things they have to ex
change for this foreign silver, ""Wall
street" need not worry itself for fear our
people will get cheated, unless it inter
feres. "What we need now is more mon
ey, silver money, and less of some other
How similar are the arguments of the
money lenders" and the manufacturers
of the east, and how considerate they
are of the welfare of the "poor people."
A SCANDAL ON THE TIMES.
There is before congress a bill designed
to control, or at least to prevent frauds
at, federal elections. The measure is
national, of course, and is as applicable
to one section and state as another, but
everybody knows it is meant to cure as
far as possible the political corruption in
the south in the election of congressmen
and presidential electors. "When the
measure becomes a law, as it no doubt
will, suppose there shall be manifest a
disposition on the part of state officials
to disregard the law, and they and the
ministers and other prominent citizens
shall publically denounce it and advise
the people to pay no attention to it, for
the reason that it is contrary to then'
views and sentiments and tho sentiments
of the people, these public shonsers as
suming to know what the will and wish
es of the people are without taking the
pains to canvass tho subject among the
people we say, suppose all this shall
occur in the south (and it is not improb
able that there will be some such instan
ces) what will be said extant of that sort
of conduct? Why, everybody will de
nounce it as disloyal, if not treasonable,
and if persisted in would call for gov
Congress can not pass any law that
can be made more potential or binding
than the fundamental law, the constitu
tion of the country, and the interpreta
tion of that instrument by the highest
judicial tribunal is as binding and as
much entitled to respect and obedience
as any law that can be enacted, and even
more so, for the constitution is, or shonld
be, the basis of all enactments by the
legislative department. And yet, in the
face of all these facts, not one of which
can be denied, there are persons in some
sections and states occupying the posi
tions mentioned in tho foregoing who
are doing tho very things in relation to
the decision of the United States courts
on the liquor traffic as between tho states
that we have referred as likely to occur
in connection with tho election law.
It is one of the anomalies of the times
that those who are in the positions of
conservators of the law are, many of
them, the most open and violent nullifies
of the law, written and moral. Somo will
prate and descant about a higher law,
when they are by precept and example
disregarding the highest written law.
because forsooth it conflicts with an in
ferior law that is in accord with their
A few years ago a number of mis
guided persons in Chicago taught a
system of doctrine that they claimed
was in tho interest of the personal liberty
of the citizen, and their teaching cul
minated in a bloody massacre at Hay
market. The result everybody knows,
and most citizens of the country feel
that tho hanging of the conspirators
whose teachings and actions led up to
the worse than murderous incident re
ferred to was a just punishment for
their heinous crimes. "We do not say
that those who are now advising the peo
ple to disregard the supremo law of the
land as interpreted by the supreme court
of the nation would carry their actions
to the extent the Chicago anarchists did
theirs, but we do say their teachings are
in the same line and lead in the same di
rection. These are unpleasant truths and they
are uttered in sorrow, but wo feel as did
the great apostle to tho Gentiles evident
ly felt when he tittered the exclamation
"Woe is me if I preach not the gospel."'
We aro not of those who believe in the
positive deterioration of the moral
stamina of man in this country and in
the present age. but wo regret to see so
many moral exemplars act upon impulse
rather than deliberate judgment. It
ought not to be so, and it is to the dis
credit of the age of boasted education and
enlightenment that it is so.
Think on these things.
IN THE INTEREST OP MILLERS.
On July S. next, the interstate com
merce commission will have brought be
fore it in Washington, D. C, for con
sideration and decision a complaint of
violations of the interstate commerce
law m which the millers of Missouri and
Kansas are interested. The complaint is
made by the Kaufman Milling company
of St. Louis. The following witnesses
have been summoned to appear before
the commission at that time, and the
case promises to be one of tho most in
teresting ever brought up under the in
terstate commerce act: E. O. Stnnard,
W. E. Ellis and F. D. Russell, St, Louis:
Frank Hill, Carthage. Mo., and A. W.
Oliver, Wichita, Kansas.
After sotting forth the preliminary
facts of the corporate organization of
complainants, and the status of defend
ants (the railroad companies of the west
that lead south into Texas), as common
carriers under a common control, man
agement and arrangement, for the trans
portation of persons and property,
wholly by railroad, between the city of
St. Louis, Mo., and other points in the
states of Missouri and Kansas, and
Waco, Dallas, Fort Worth, Galveston,
and other points in the state of Texas,
and as such common carriers, subject to
the act to regulate commerco known as
the intors'tate commerce act, makes the
That tho said defendants chanre and col-
IJect for the transportation of flour from
St. Louis, and other northern and western
points named, to points in Texas, agreater
rate than they charge and collect for the
transportation of wheat between the same
points, making a differential between
wheat and its manufactured products,
flour, of 5 cents or more per 100 pounds.
That this differential is only charged in
rates from St. Louis and other points in
Missouri and Kansas to the southwest;
that it is not based upon or warranted by
any difference in the cost of service be
tween the raw commodity and its manu
factured product, and that no differnce
whatever between the rafes on wheat and
flour is warranted by the cost of service,
and that said difference in rates operates
as a direct discrimination against com
plainant and other flour millers in Mis
souri and Kansas, to their undue and
unreasonable prejudice and disadvantage
in their business.
That said difference in rate, any differ
ence in rate between wheat and its manu
factured product, flour, between the
points named, is an unjust and il
legal discrimination against complainant
and all other millers in the territory nam
ed and that no difference whatever is war
ranted by the cost of service, and any dif
ference in rates between wheat and flour
operates to subject complainant and said
other millers to undue and unreasonable
prejudice and disadvantage.
Whereupon the petitioner prays that the
defendants may be required to answer the
charges herein; and that after due hearing
jmu investigation an order oe maue com-
sist fr01 said Ti0iations of the act'to reg-
ulate commerce and for such other and
further order as the commission may deem
necessary in the premises.
Back of this modest appeal for justice
made to the Interstate Commerce Com
mission is the story, covering several
years past, of how the various roads in
cluded in the complaint have built up
the business of the few flour mills located
in the Texas cities named, at the expense
not only of the flour millers of Kansas,
southeast Missouri and St. Louis, but
also of the whole people of Texas, who
have thus been forced by freight discrim
ination to sell their wheat at a lower
price than they could have obtained from,
the great milling sections cut from com
petition, and to pay more for their flour
than would have been the case with
equitable freight rates permitting fair
and honest competition for the business.
As before stated the issue joined is one
of no little interests to tho millers of this
state, as an equitable rate of freight
south will make that quarter their near
est and consequently best market. And
besides the principle involved affects
the milling interest of the entire west, as
the same discriminations are made by
the roads of the country generally except
perhaps in a few instances where the
milling interest is large enough and
strong enough when combined to force
concessions from the roads in their favor.
The Salina Republican asserts that it is
a good thing for the Republican party
that Harrison has concluded not to run
again. This brings the Lawrence Jour
nal to its feet with the observation that
"It may be this is true, but the idea is
pretty well distributed that it was a bet
ter thing for Harrison." Lawrence still
feels the Haskell institato incident stick
ing in its breadbasket, and it gets bigger
every time the real anthor of its trouble
The Newton Republican is lending
itself to a very small piece of business
in republishing insinuations and inuen
dos from the Emporia Republican touch
ing Col. Jim Hallowell of this city, and
which aro inspired by a personal pique
on the part of the editor of tho Emporia
paper against Col. Hallowell. Our
Jfewton contemporary lays itself open
to the suspicion that it is prompted by
the dog-in-the-manger spirit in its un
fair and unmanly course.
It is somewhat surprising, but none
the less appreciated, the compliment con
tained in the following from the Topeka
Democrat, a place not given to compli
menting anything out of that place, and
especially Wichita. The Democrat says:
'If the opportunity were given Wichita
to secure such a power for manufactur
ing purposes as is offered Topeka not a
soul in the town would sleep until the
contract was closed up." There is none
of the Rip Van Winkle about Wichita,
suro's you're born.
It is hard to consort with Democrats,
as Uncle Dan Anthony would say, on
general principles, but when one or
more happens to come over to our side it
isn't good policy, to say the least, to
drive him or them away. Therefore,
wo willingly make room for our friends
the enemy on occasions. Tho occasion in
point is the stand taken by Senator Vest
on the admission of Wyoming as a state.
HLs objections aro well taken as regards
woman suffrage and alien ownership of
Without so much as referring to the
merits of the two measures or either, it
strikes us as just a trifle inconsistent for
people to insist upon the right of tho
suite to control its local affairs, notwith
standing such control may interfere
with the interests and privileges of
another state, as in the liquor traffic, and
at the same timo take from the state the
right and power to control tho election
of its representatives in tho law-making
department of the government. But,
that is politics, that knows no such word
The esteemed Topeka Democrat an
nounces with something of a flourish
that Governor Hill, of New York, will
be at the unveiling of the Hendricks
statue at Indianapolis on July 1. next
Tuesday, but omits that Mr. Cleveland,
the yoke-fellow of tho Hoosier Demo
crats ideal statesman, will also be there
and rake part in the exercises. The
Democrat is "pizenly ' partisan as be
tween the two leading Democrats of
York state: but fortunately for both,
perhaps, it is not in position to do either
very great harm.
From yesterday's dispatches, in the
description of the Sheepshead Bay races,
we see that our old friend who eulogised
the chimpanzee on her demise is again
in New York. As there aro no African
monkeys in New York city who were
willing to die for the benefit of descrip
tive writers just at present he has been
sent down to the races. This did not
daunt him in the least, however. We
feel sure that in the absence of the idea
of sponges, currycombs and chopped
feed, always associated with the equine
family, that the poetical instinct in the
man would liavo actually made bis de
scription of that horse race rhyme.
Harrison Kelley probably thinks it
would have been better for him if the To
peka Capital had postponed its "flop" till
after the election.
The statement sent out in yesterday's
dispatches by the secretary of the State
Bureau of Agriculture in relation to the
present situation and outlook for the
sugar industry does not. indicate that
that important industry is a failure in
Kansas, as a few papers with whom
the wish seems to be father to the
thought have been insisting these many
months. And tho unusual activity
among the manufacturers in making
preparations for largely increasing their
operations, in the face of the probability
of all protection being taken off sugar by
congress, is pretty strong evidence of the
confidence of those engaged in the in
dustry in its success not only but in its
profitableness as well. Our prediction is
that within two years the production of
sugar in Kansas will far exceed the con
sumption, and as to the quality, it will
be the best, of course Kansas does not
turn out any other quality of anything
in the produce line.
CONSTRUCTION OP RULES.
From the Salina Republican.
Republicans should be very careful
about giving countenance to any arbi
trary construction of rules for the gov
ernment of congress. Any ruling that
would prevent the free working of the
majority is in violation of the funda
mental principles of the government
and neither should be nor can be tolerat
ed. For that reason the country sustain
ed Speaker Reed in counting the mem
bers of a turbulent minority who, al
though present, attempted to block legis
lation by refusing to vote. "When Speaker
Reed, however, attempts to prevent a
majority from voting on a bill by an ar
bitrary and secret reference to an un
friendly committee, he becomes the tur
bulent party and has no right to claim
that the party which elected him speaker
should follow him. The attempt to
increase the powers of the speaker
has been steadily going on for some
time, and threatens to make that
officer a dictator of legislation.
His true business is to maintain order
and to aid the majority in expressing its
will. Oi late years, speakers, both Re
publicans and Democrats, have assumed
to be the dictators and guardians of legis
lation, and these dangerous assumptions
have increased, are increasing and ought
to be diminished at everv fresh chancre
in the history of a bill, it ought by right
to be under the control of the majority.
Why should the house have been refused
a vote on concurring in the senate
amendments fully restoring free coinage
of the American double standard? Why
should a mere officer of that body as
sume the power to determine the fate of
legislation? Plumb's amendment passed
a Republican senate by a vote of 40 to 24.
Why cannot a Republican house so deal
with it? Is party fealty to degenerate
into fealty to Speaker Reed?
A STUDY IN LUNACY.
Who are the Sane, and Who the Insane?
Various Authorities Disagree.
From the Atlanta Constitution.
When is a man insane?
"We have tons of literature on the sub
ject from eminent specialists, and there
are numerous experts ready to pronounce
judgment after fifteen minutes' conver
sation with a suspected man, but many
exceptional cases defy every recognized
Shakespeare made a thrilling grouping
of insane subjects when ho said that the
lunatic, the lover and the poet are of
imagination all compact. Without dis
cussing the suggested insanity of lovers
and poets, the fact that the imaginative
faculty is highly developed in lunatics is
worthv of all the consideration that can
be given to it.
But when does imagination overstep
its legitimate bounds and stamp its pos
sessor as mentally- unbalanced? Men
have made themselves famous or notori
ous by their wild and extravagant flights
of fancy, and yet have never been classed
with the insane. On the other hand,
there are persons whose intense and ex
aggerated style of speaking and writing
has directed suspicion against them from
The most remarkable modern instance
is that of George Francis Train. For
years Mr. Train has generally been re
garded as a lunatic. His flighty utter
ances, his fits of silence, his defiance of
the law, his fasts, his belief in Psycho
and numerous other eccentricities have
placed him under tho ban. And yet, his
status is uncertain. Courts have ad
judged him insane and they have also
pronounced him sane. He manages his
own affairs and makes money. His mad
ness, if it may be called such, has plen
ty of method in it. Just at present there
is every reason to believe that Train will
finish liis trip around tho world inside of
seventy days. To map out such a jonr
ney and make the business arrangements
for it would bother many a perfectly
sane man, but tliis phenomenon sweeps
every obstacle aside without the slightest
But for hi3 daring imagination this
man would have been looked up to as a
model capitalist and developer. He
sailed ships to India. He introduced
street cars in London and the telegraph
in Australia. He had more to do with
the building of the Union Pacific than
any other man. His investments have
all turned out well and he is rich.
Can such a man be insane? His speech
es and unconventional conduct have sent
him to jail in France, Ireland. England
and the United States. No one but an
anarchist or maniac could have made
such speeches. Once he spent a year or
two without uttering a word. Then he
spent as long a time holding communi
cation with no one but children. Finally
he found his Psycho and announced his
intention of living forever.
Clearly, this must be insanity. Still, a
doubt will edge its way to the front.
People cannot help respecting the intel
lect of a man who manages complicated
affairs, makes money and saves it, and
shows that his business judgment is of
the highest order. It is fully as puzzling
as the Jekyll and Hyde mystery.
Here is a study in lunacy that has baf
fled the experts. There is one good thing
about it it brings men to the conclusion
that the border line between sanity and
insanity cannot be defined it all de
pends upon our view. In tho meantime
Mr. Tram holds his own and promises to
beat the record as a globe trotter just as
he has distanced his competitors in more
substantial feats of enterprise.
The Way It Looks Nott.
Frosi the Saliaa RepcblicAa.
If Harrison vetoes tho silver bill and
then declines a re-nomination it will be
a regular 4 shoot and run'' game that
will put both him and his party ouc next
election. The west is in earnest about
wanting free silver and the west is going
to be heard.
Those Cygnes 3elle3.
Frtns t& H-worth Ttaes.
Ottawa is going into ecstacies over Dr.
Price of Xorth Carolina. It is not given
out whether Ottawa is merely aping
Boston "culchaw1 or whether th" belles
of the Marias des Cygnes are laboring
under the impression that Dr. Price is
the propietor of a well known brand of
baking powder. It is probably the latter, j
as urtawa girls are said to be better
hands at makms: biscuits than elucidat-
4 ing Browning.
George R, Peck will be the first and only
orator at the meeting of the Loyal Legion
in Indiana, July 4.
If misery loves company Mr. Turner of
the Sixth district must take Harrison Kel
ley's success disconsolately.
Everybody can see now how foolish it
would be for Harrison Kelley to have fol
lowed Morrill's and Peters' footsteps.
Tom Moonlight will again allow the
Democratic party of Kansas to lead him, a
sacrifice to the alter. Mr. Moonlight can
do this with a grace and unquestioning
obedience that would put the son of Abra
ham to blush.
Since his trouble with the G. A. H,, A.
G. Stacey has had the biggest supply of
silence on hand of any Kansas politician
not excepting J. R, Burton, of Abilene.
Mr. Stacey is not an obstreperous man in
his dress, either.
Mr. Hubbard, of Sumner county, wants
to go to congress. He doesn't assign any
particular reason for any such desire on
his part but we suppose that like that
famous old feminine relative of his, it is
"to get his poor dog a bone."
The editor of the Starand Kansan sued a
delinquent subscriber for 11. The delin
quent testified that he had never subscrib
ed for the paper and would not pay for it.
A verdict of 11 and cost was rendered,
amounting to nearly one hundred dollars.
He had taken it from the postoflice.
A dispatch from Ottawa says that the
appearance of ghosts took place last night
which drew the largest crowd of the ses
sion. There seems to be no doubt now
that the prohibitionists there have raided
the "original package" dealer. But we
had no idea that he had so large a stock on
The Minnesota prohibitionists are just
like our Kansas prohibitionists. They
met in St. Paul, Wednesday. They con
demned everything that is and advocated
everything that isn't. It is a great pity
that we can notsusDend the law of gravi
tation long enough to drop the whole pro
hibition kit and posse into space.
"Senator Ingalls dare not go into the
house of representative and ask for the
loan of a jack-knife, but what the Demo
cratic papers accuse him of 'whipping in'
the Kansas members." This from the
State Journal shows the ingenius j'et
forcible manner in which Frank MacLen
nan whacks our Farmer Funston and
rebukes the Democrats for charging an
excess of members to Ingalls' influence, in
a single paragraph.
We do not have cyclones any more in
Kansas, buc occasionally an over-grown
whirlwind comes along and dexteriously
performs some trick. On tho day of such
a whirlwind on the farm of Joe Wiltsee,
in Wilson county, some three weeks ago,
a coat of Mr. Wiltsee's was taken and
torn to fragments. In the pocket of that
coat was a deposit check for 400 on M,
Bailey's bank, at Clinton, Mo. Mr. Wilt
see recently has a letter from Baily saying
that he had that deposit check in his pos
session. He does not say, however, how
he got it.
A Kansas man while in Washington re
cently cut off his little daughter's studies
in the Statuary Hall, with which she was
fascinated, by his zeal to see Senator Ingalls
take the president of the senate chair Not
withstanding her protests ho carried her
off to the senate gallery, just as Ingalls
was taking his seat.
"There's Ingalls, that's he," said the
man in a loud whisper.
Where, which," the little, girl leaned
eagerly forward, her eyes rapidly scanning
the walls and ceiling.
"Why, there in tho chair. That's In
galls," said the man pointing with pride
to his distinguished representative.
The little one dropped back. Her eyes
turned from the severe looking president
of the senate to her father. They spoke
volumes of disgust and disappointment.
"Why, papa, that's only a man like the
others. I thought it was a statue, and its
only a man and " blurted the little miss,
'he isn't even as good looking as you are."
A circular asking for help for the widows
and orphans of the Dunbar, Pa., miners,
fell into the hands of Mr. Morgan, a Knn
sas farmer. Mr. Morgan wrote to Haw
Hugh Hughes, of Wilkesbarre, stating
that he had a pretty farm, almost free
from debt, and was a bachelor with good
habits, but did not feel able to help the
sufferers financially. He, however, felt
that it was his duty to God to help the dis
tressed, and he offered to marry one of tho
widows, providing she had no more than
three children. He left the matter of
selecting his future wife to the relief com
mittee. The relief committee has laid tho
matter before the widows. Instead of one
there are eight or nine who want to marry
the farmer. The committee is unable to
decide and will forward the pictures of the
women to Kansas and let Morgan decide
for himeself. As hopes are entertained
that the imprisoned men are still alive,
this proves one thing, and conclusively,
that Farmer Morgan and tho eight or nine
widows are decidedly fresh.
AS LIKE AS A PICTURE.
What is a Republican, anyhow?-
Why, a Republican is one who be
lieves something, and believes it as
strongly in "off year" as ho does when
the bands are playing in presidential
campaigns. He is honest and earnest in
his convictions, but tolerant toward op
ponents. He doesn't keep his index
linger on the public pulse all the time
and get scared out of his boots every
time it beats irregularly. While tliie
good old party has its faults, like the
sun with its spots, and, as is human,
errs occasionally, he does not for this
reason deem it wise to join any old
party which 13 worse, or any new irry
which in the nature of things is not
likely to be any better. He kirks when
bad men or corrupt methods compel him
to, but he doesn't sulk simply and solely
because in the lottery of politics he or
his friends drew a blank. In a word, a
Republican is one of the truf-i, bravest,
best fellows you ever saw. Marion
And It Wouldn't Pas3.
From the Km porta RrpBfeHc&a.
The house judiciary commit.?, to
which the Wilson bill wa3 referred, has
extended the scope of the measure so a
to include all other articles of interstate
commerce as well as intoxicating liquors
and will report it in form. It h to be
doubted if this will promote the bill's
passage. A broadening of this scope is
also a broadening of the grounds of op
position. It will give members a Ix&er
chance to fight it without appearing to
be doing the behests of tbe liquor league.
Tho Intangible No. a
Praca lie Oswli Sri&c m-A.
The summer boerder3 at Geoda
Springs, it is said, have gotten by this
tune so they can swallow a whole cupful
of No. 8 and look pteaaftnt. Wichita
Eagle. No mortal ixm yet dared to
swallow a draught of No. S. Tradition
has furnished evidence of t!e awfnl
doom that awaits the person who dis
regards the injunction to tottch not.
taste not, nor handle No. 8. We have
from 1 to 7, and in the language of did
immortal Shakespeare, wKfn 1Mb
limit is relief enough."
it iTrfaS if 1 iTdi i lBi7fnS9
Great sale of Gents Underwear. Gauze sliirts at 25 cents
Gents' Balbriggan shirts at 4S cents, worth 50; Gents5 French
Balbriggan shirts at 73 cents, worth 1.00.
A line line of gents handkerchiefs. Lot 3To. 1 at 7 cents; No.
2 at 9 cents; jSo. 3 at 14 cents.
New hosiers at a bargain. Balbriirgan half hose at 12 cent;
extra line at 23 cents; Onyx fast blacTv at 25 cents; faiiGy half
hose at S 1-3 and 12 1-2 cents.
An elegant line of Gents' Neckwear, collars and cuffs.
According to a local paper Oklahoma
City's population exceeds 5,100.
As the law does not prohibit beer, the
Fourth in Oklahoma will not be a dry one.
It is thought that tho Oklahoma City
town sito contest will be settled in a. fow
Hennessey is to have a roast ox on the
Fourth. Now what will Kingfisher say
Guthrie is larger than Oklahoma City,
but bhe doesn't like to quote ligures when
she claims it.
Payne will have a Fourth of July cele
bration in charge of the Farmers' Alliance
of that vicinity.
How many Democrats, do yon think,
will be in that first legislature? and how
It is not probable that Marshal Lnrty
had anything to do with making the Guth
rie News an official paper.
Tho Noble Democrat says it would be al
most impossible for corn, cotton and mil
let to look better than at present..
The women of Oklahoma have begun to
put up fruit. They care moro for this
than all the politics in the world.
The territorial Advocate urges the Re
publicans to go in training, so they can do
the opposition party up in style, at the
The Oklahoma Journal thinks tho ex
pense of the salaries and expenditures of
tlie town site commissioners is im outrago
and a shame.
The bi canal afc'Oklnhoma City will be
filled with water immediately. It is a
monument to the enterprise of 'the people
of Oklahoma City.
The Seventh countj' is objecting to its
poor mail facilities, and it is not tho only
locality that has a crow to pick with tho
It would profit lots of men if they would
leave oil politics for a while and join a
county fair association. And it would do
Oklahoma more good, too.
An Oklahoma City woman is still pros
trate from the excitement at the burning
of the Fort Worth spring palace, whore
she was in at the time of that disaster.
A dispatch from Shawneetown says that
Private Yuker, of company K, 13th in
fantry, left Inst Monday for Oklahoma
City for supplies and nothing has been seen
or heard ot him since. A detachment has
been sent in search of him.
William Gardner brought in a stalk of
cotton from his claim one mile south of
Noble Wednesday which ineHMired ton
inches in height and was loaded with
forms. That style of cotton nt thi
time of the season usually amounts to over
a bale to the acre.
The ball cactus occasionally met with in
this .section is now in bloom, and we will
suv we never saw richer, lovelier shades of
color in iielu, garden or green-Jiouse, says
tne lieaver Advocate. Une or tnuse lutnu
some How-era nestling so cosily in the
bulfalo grass of our prairies would be con
sidered u rare gem in many a valuable
Guthrie Capital: The county commis
missioners of the counties of Oklahoma
are confronted with the problem of how to
set up and run a business without a dollar
ami no hope for any lor a year to come, bo
far the book houses have come in and bid
lively aicainat each other and Mreed to
carry the counties from twelve to eighteen
months. They did this because tlwyhave
full faith in the final paying capacity of
thee counties nnd because air were anxious
to have the advertisements their imprint
on the fir-tt work of Oklahoma counties
would give them. However, in the mat
ter of county jails and other improve
ments the credit system may not work ki
well. The counties, therefore, are practi
cally helpless a to public improvements
for months to come.
The Nebraska statute Is almost a good
as none. It create- tbe board of county
commissioners but that part giving it It
most important powers fc not made ap
plicable to Oklahoma. Oklahoma need
wore than all else laws by which road
can be opened by petition to tbe county
lxard. The road law does not apply to u.
So no roads can be forcibly opt-noa until
tbe legislature provide a law. The as
sessment law i inapplicable, alao, so no
property aa-ermmeat can be taken antil
the legislature provide for it. Tbe legia
hunre will probably get throatjh ha tune
to have tbe aaseemoBi taken next spring,
say Maj; then tbe board vatutt equalise
and make the lery. it will probably be
July a year before the treasury will have
aay mooey in it. The eonimiMiooern have
decided that they have no authority to
draw warrant uatit a tax levy U m&ds
and under the Nebraaka code they can aot
contract be rood 75 per cent of to krrv.
Bills wiil be filed aad rectved In their
order, but traiftc ia county wruraeta b
year off at least.
Uriels ut t'H.u,;..
Foolscap is a oorrupcaon of the 1183
fobo capo, a foho Ktztd sheec The error
niu.it hare bees very aacScat. 2 the water
mark of this sort of paper froai the tWr
teesth to the xnrqBtaaath ceaiery Teas a
fool's head with cap asd btala. Dry Goods
A siaa weighfag ISO pounds gstostef as
XadJaaa jail tarough a bote jest krg
eaoegjt to pa a stove ptys hst. It took
bus jm two bears to Ca it, asd he imli
enough hide on the dg of tfcc to:M to
siraost iraka a arsr tnAa. Detroit Pre
H doe Why, ha fcwms notfcteg
"Thai's juxi. -what cakae ft so istorV
fcc.H Harper Bazar.
will close out these "Waists at
a 25 per cent discount.
oi umes a moss.
The TurifT nd tho Bank.
Savings banks aro organized for and
patronized by wago earners almost ox
clnsivoly. Tho following tables aro a
conclnsivo answer to tho aneor of tho
Free-trader that under Protection tho em
ployers are growing richer whilo wago
earners are growing pooror.
In New York and Kings counties tho
deposits in 1860 wcre$19,(XK),Q00, and tho
number of depositors was 227,000; an
average of 2 1 6 to each depositor. In
1SS3, tho doposits amounted to 0294,000,
000, and tho number of depositors was
160,000; an average of $384 to each de
positor, and a total gain to depositora
from 1S60 to 1SS3 of $245,000,000.
In New York state, in i860, the deposits
woro $5S,17S,000 and in 1S86 they had in
creased to 169,062,000 or a total gain to
depositors from 1860 to 1S3S of $41 1,500,
000. Havo tho wago earners of New York
and Kings counties or tho stato of New
York been growing poorer undor Protec
tion? Now let us look at tho figures for
Great Britain, including England, Scot
land, Wales, Ireland and tho Channel
1900. JEM. lacrcaaoL
PopulaUoa.... K.XU.OOO 85,211,001 SOpnrct.
Xo. of laborers n,7C2,(M) :5,181,000 MpercL
deposit StG9,tt,000 $-L1S.000,0a 36.310,003
New York state and Great Britain (in
cluding countries named above) com
pared, as to growth, deposits, etc., since
New York. (JU Britain.
N'o. of laborers, 1BS3 J,8S4,e0D 15,1SI,0,
Locreaso of laborers
fclnco 16C0 1roreL BOpercU
Amount deposits hi wr-
ingtfbanks $JW,CSe,000 $420,000,000
Increase depo.Ua In sav-
incs bonks Kttpcrot. HSperct,
Average each depuoitor. f StO $13
At crags Ka to CB de
positor Ucoe UxJO ... 171 13
In other wordg, the 1.344,000 laborers
of Now York alone, crushed down (?) by
Protection, havo to their credit $38,323,
000 more than the ontire lo,l81,000 la
borers of Great Britain, onnched (?) by
Free-trade, havo o their credit; and each
New York depoaVtor in Barings bankn
has gained on the average wnco 1800
more than foa&eeu tiznra km much &a
has tho average Euiish laborer.
In 2rXaA6achi2setla the dupoditors in
Eavings bonks average two to each fam
ily. In Great Britain the depositors in sav
ings banks average one to every thirty
Do you th'nlr theyAxneriota trork
ingacn) cro cr-vraatDg in fateMgcnca
that theyT7i!l'giro trp'fiiccata frrthdr
day's wngos taesare-fcrocerriaiaipjica ca
rrhzt they trcy? Consroesssn Jcscpfc
5Jertr4 Tier tTTM-n fiobw.
An application for urrorao mxt2j filed
In a St. Lonin court by-ira. Kati Paul
tells scran rvmnriabie storks abvet her
boaband Frederick. In .her petition tbe
plain g!.jw,tb she -married If r. Paol itrcy 10,
V&A, aad taat ftt-ricrprccG&aL The wording
Ik Mnnewfcfit obacore, cadnuy. vot aay jat
what kLc zaeans. SjHc KufXerrd lodlgaltiea,
and no oa. Then ahe ooaonctK "From
on or about Dec 1, 1E&0, to on or
about Dec 1Z IBS), defeodast woa drank
continuously " She atas certain dara on
which ho was the mcitfjtuptdjydmnk, no
doubt, aai claim be turned the tables oa
her rj izu&ttiaitha if aba-fraDtod him tor
a hosbnnd fihe tact mipparfZSfcx. Eba ays
be pavrced and mortgaged hz? fqnnhxre
wbeac-rr tbexiotkra rcroel: "flto. When
be bs?ed up, it teetas, becleorptl out.
rhloh aheeon&ot cadore, aad''fer"which
zhe w&ota xastjavm tna't&m. Sboarrera
sfech&A nc&aurn him atnoe Dec 14, four
day after ho got orer hi throe
fUU- WEI QHT
Jtt fsn!rterj.rfae FrrrsSaaJiltea $?
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