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,TOL. XIII, NO. 38
WICHITA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY MOENIXG JULY 2, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 1905.
THE TOYETT EAEM.
WKEEE FAMOUS TEOTTEES
BBED AM) TEAINED.
Impressions Obtained by a Novice Dur
ing a Day's Visit A. Superficial Re
view of the Scenes and Incidents
of the Trip.
HEN one considers
that volumes have
been devoted to
some favorite son of
Wilkes or to some
promising filly, a re
view of the Jewett
upwards of 5,000
acres, in several
columns, must nec
essarily be of the
Ki brino. transmitted
begat Hambletonian, Tuns through the
Wilkes familj' and has been iofcthein the
rich inheritance of speed. These cele
brated ancestors and their, numerous
progeny are a theme for an expert and an
In this review no attempt will be made
to arrange or classify for the reason that
the mistakes, of which there will doubt
less be many, will be the more noticeable
and less excusable. The result of a. casual
glance and the recollections of a day
pleasantly spent are all the reader
is to expect. Every writer claims the
privilege of preserving his characteristics
in his work and that is the only apology
offered for mistakes. The reader who is
able will please correct the errors in pedi
gree and overlook any "bad breaks." Su
perintendent Hcssel was very particular to
state everything absolutely correct, so that
none of these errors can reflect on him or
The Jewett stock farm is situated in
Erie county, New York, and the Kansas
farm known as the Jewett farm is its main
branch, and the whole is owned by Mr.
Henry C. Jewett.
The Jewett farm is located in Morton and
Erie townships, Sedgwick county, Kan.,
four and a half miles south of Cheney and
twenty-six miles southwest of Wichita. It
contains 5,100 acres and was selected on ac
count of its adaptability to the general
purposes of a stock farm.
The question lias often been asked, why
did Mr. Jewett come so far west to locate
Iiis farm. It has been answered, because
Hand was cheap. This may be satisfactory to
those who know nothing about the matter
but a visit to the farm would suggest a dif
ferent answer. In the first place the land
was hot ciieap and, in the second and
more important place, Mr. Jewett does
not think that any land is too good
for his stock and that is just why the
Jewett farm is located just where it is.
Tne room he had to have, but the value of
HENRY C. JEWETT OWXER.
the land cut no figure provided it was suit
able. The water, the grass and especially
the climate were what he was after, and
those he found. It is a well-known fact
amongst stockmen that the Sedgwick
count' grass and water will produce more
bone and muscle, while the climate is more
propitious for stock, then any place in the
The Wichita & Western train leaves
Wichita at S o'clock in themorning.return
ing the same evening, enabling one to visit
the farm and return the same day. Arriv
ing at Cheney, a few minutes past niuc,
one of the Jewett teams was in waiting to
convey visitars to the farm. There was a
spare seat in the vehicle and the genial
driver suggested that a frjend of his fam
ily intended to visit the farm. According
ly the part' was augmented by the addi
tion of the friend, m the person of a charm-
Ing little lass whose presence added not a
little to the pleasure of the drive.
On either hand were fields of corn in tas
eel, broad stretches of waving oats and
yellow wheat fields shorn of their harvest.
A half hour-brought us to the farm where
a cordial greeting was extended by Mr.
John T. Ileel, t lie sucrintendent
It was necessary for Mr. Hessel to devote
u few minutes to giving directions for the
day after which he kindly placed himself
At the service of his guests. During this
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brief time the writer walked through
the stud barn accompanied by the hostler,
a colored brother very fond of and very
much devoted to his charges. He was
quite communicative and quite a philoso
pher in his way. "Now, this,', he said, "is
Kansas Wilkes, one of the celebrated
Wilkes family; there's not only 'go' in
him but there is 'go' in his offspring. This
is Damo, the favorite son of Jerome Eddy;
here's strength and beauty combined; come
right in, he is as gentle as a lamb. Here's
'Sedgwick,' sired by Allie West; now you
can see what style is; he likes to be admir
ed and knows just as well as you do that
he is handsome. Here's 'Ticona,' sired by
Patchen Wilkes.the best bred son of George
Wilkes: you need not be afraid of him, he
only wants to play; don't let him think
you are angry with hira for he takes it so
to heart that he will mope the rest of the
day. Here's 'Bonny Boy,' another
by Patchen Wilkes, and you
want to say somethiug about his gait
for he's a beauty. Approaching the next
stall, in answer to questions, he said:
"This one has been here six years, and is
likely to be here six years longer. The
Smartest writers in the country have tried
in vain to say something appropriate about
him, and you had better enlarge on the
. By this.time Mr. Hessel was at liberty
and the party walked over to the 2-year-old
stalls, a short distance. These pets of the
pasture had just been brought up from
the pasture to have their hoofs trimmed
and to receive a little training. They were
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turned out on the plot one by one to be ex
hibited, and they were all beauties. In
each might be noticed many distinctive
characteristics indicative of desirable qual
ities for speed. Every one present had a
different favorite, and by comparison no
expert could have named the fastest. Mr.
Jewett never speeds his colts but simply
trains them, and is not desirous for them
to make a record too young. He is satis
fied the record is in them, and so is every
body else for that matter, and when thej
are matured beyond question they will all
assume a high position amongst the trot
ters of the world. In answer to questions
concerning sales of stock, Mr. Jewett
issued the following circular letter:
"We shall not sell anyistock of our own
breeding until we have developed and put
records upon some of them. Our confi
dence in their ability to prove their great
value induces this move. If we did not
have the utmost confidence in their ability
to exemplify out claims for them, by pub
lic performance, we should not hold, but
unload as soon as possible. Our belief is
that by holding and developing them and
proving their value, the public will kno;
positively what kind of stock is being
offered for sale, and its value. It seems to
us that such a course must prove satisfac
tory to both buyer and seller."
The first released was a black filly which
had just been trimmed snd groomed and
she seemed to enjoy the partial freedom
accorded her. Her first inclinations were
to amuse herself and accordingly began
to prance about in the most delighted
manner. The trainer, however, soon as
serted his authority and she was no ways
slow in exhibiting a very promising gait,
Upwards of twenty head were thus exhib
ted and their pedigrees and quali
ties discussed at length. In struct
ure these animals were hard to criticise
and this point seemed to be a matter of
taste to a great extent. Some peculiarity
that might not strike the fancy was a
distinctive feature of the sire and perhaps
one of his strongest points. That there
was trot in all of them could not Ixj denied
and that uniformity inaction so indicative
of strength was particularly noticeable in
the majority. While mtbt of them re
flected the srreat qualities of their ancetors
now and then an original came out for in- J
spection and presented such claims for!
recognition as a trotter that the oldest
horseman would have been puzzled. They
were all of standard ancestry and the
choice must necessarily have been deter
mined by the producing qualities of those
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ancestors. Although it was a warm day
the cool breeze made it quite pleasant and
the party would probably have still been
judging those colts had not the announce
ment that dinner was ready put an end for
the moment to pedigree and gait.
A few moments later found the party-
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BIRD'S ETE VIEW OF FAItM.
seated at the hospitable board of Mr.
Hessel. The southern windows were
shuttered admitting a subdued light and a
gentle breeze. The door opened on to a
broad vine-clad veranda. It was scarcely a
country dinner for the snowy damask was
crowded with all the delicacies of the
season. Ice floated in the sparkling liquid
and jingled pleasantly against the goblets.
Everything was in keeping and it was in
deed good cheer. The dinner was excellent
and it is superfluous to add that every
thing that is good was conscientiously dis
cussed. Dinner was over and the party issued
forth on the cool veranda to take the in
evitable smoke. A hammock swung in
vitingly in the breeze beneath the shade of
a friendly tree. Each looked at the ham
mock and then at each other and there
never was such unanimity of thought be
fore. But they had come to see the farm
which is a big thing to look at in one day
and there was no time for romancing.
A few minutes later found them speed
ing over the smoothe road behind a pair of
trotters and a fresh breeze right in the
teeth. There was an inspiration in the air
which seemed to communicate itself to the
horses and they fairly flew. There was
not one in the party that did not feel him
self equal to the task of composing a poem
at that moment.
A short drive brought them to the mare
pasture where there were about a hundred
mares with their colts. Considerable time
was spent here and the stock was looked
carefully over. The stock all seemed to be
comfortable, and much to the surprise of
the visitors, the flies which are such a pest
about the stables and in tho shade, seemed
to have deserted the pasture. It seems
that the stock in the pastures is never
worried by flies at all. It w&a in every
sense of the word a seene of contentment.
The young colts were growing like weeds
and rapidly developing those qualities
which have made their sires so famous.
Horsemen begin to speculate on colts and
pronounce them trotters even at this age.
but it is only a gues without taking the
pedigree into consideratiOjn. . Many of
them were pronounced colts ' of great
promiso and the indication's were so good
that none would want to dispute it. The
flower of the flock seemed to be a young
filly sire& byBonny Boy First, dam Jeaaie
Lapham by "Coronet Second, dam
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Carrie Lapham by Clark Chief.
The colt's structure was pro
nounced promising and horsemen claim
they can recognize in every movement
sure indications of speed and the- mild
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clear eye promises endurance and strength.
The filly has been bred to combine many
noble qualities and besides comes of a race
that transmits to its offspring th3 power
to beget speed.
The party then drove east to the new race
track, one mile in length. It is something
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in the form of a balloon, the full mile be
ing in the Jare portion. Nextseason a
new training barn will be built on this
portion of the farm. The half mile track
is down near the stud barn and will also
be kept up for practice. The afternoon
was passing rapidly away and it was time
to drive back to the office preparatory to
taking the train for home.
Damo, Kansas Wilkes, Sedgwick and
Bonny Boy were then brought out and Mr.
J. T. Hornby, the artist, took a shoot at
them with the camera, from which the ac
companying illustrations are copied.
During the ride back Bonny Boy was
out for a drive hitched to a sulky and the
party had an admirable opportunity
to see his gait He is very grace-
johx nxssEt. sTTERrrrrKDEvr.
inl and covers the ground without
any apparent effort Every muscle in his j
compact little form is broacht into play !
and every part of him is troUinc He does j
not eem to have any load but makes ifae;
snlky aad the driver appear to be a part of I
himeif. Ju-t at a moment when it wan-1
ed to be tbe best view. Mr. Hessel was aak- J
ed to put a value in round numbers on
him, and he said at-that moment he felt
that his value was fabulous.
The following is what was seen: 10S
mares and fillies, thirty-seven stallions and
colts and forty-four geldings; in all ISO
head. Thirty-three box 'stalls 12x14 feet
for brood mares: twenty-one stalls 16x16,
for mares foaling; sixty-eight stalls 10x10,
for colts and fillies, . In alf US stalls.
There is an ice house, grain crib, and hog
pens for thirty brood sows. There are ten
miles of hedge and twenty more miles will
be planted in one year more. There are
300 acres of corn growing, 200 acres of
wheat harvested, 300 acres of oats being
cut, forty acres of growing fodder corn and
sorghum, ten acres of clover, twenty acres
of orchard grass and aquantity of timothy.
The Jewett farm is young yet but uuder
the skillful direction of Mr. Hessel a very
few more years will make it a garden spot.
THE STUD BARX.
KA5AS WILKES, 35i9.
Dark bay horse; foaled 1SSI; size sixteen
hands; sired by George Wilkes, 519. Rec
ord 2:22, and sire of sixty-eight in 2:30 or
First dam by Almont, 33, sire of thirty
five in 2:30 or better.
Second dam by Drennon, sire of the dam
of Lucy Fleming, 2:24.
Third dam by General Taylor, saddle
Bay horse; foaled 1SS5; sired by Jerome
Eddy, 1200. Record, 2:16K-
First dam by John Gilpin. 1253, son of
C. M. Clay, Jr., 22.
Second dam by Hamlin Patchen, 3519,
sire of the dams of Belle Hamlin, 2:12X
and four others in 2:30 or better.
Brown horse; foaled 1S77; size fifteen and
three fourths hands; sired by Allie West,
745. Record 2:25. Sire of Jewett, 2:14, and
five others in 2:30 or better.
First dam by Garrard Chief, 2253, son of
Mambrlno Chief, 11.
Second dam by Grey Eagle, thorough
bred. BOXXIE bot, 6401.
Black horse; foaled 1SSG. Sired by
Patchen Wilkes, 3550. The best bred son
of George Wilkes, 519.
First dam by Sherman, 1500; record
2:23. Son of George Wilkes, dam by Bel
Second dam by C. J. Wells, 2244, sire of
the dams of Grandmother, 2:20j", and
three others in 2:30; dam of Titania, 2:27,
and Rochester, 2:31Jf.
Third dam O'Brien mare; dam of Byron,
Patchen Wilkes, 3550, by George Wilkes,
519; sire of sixty-eight in 2:30 or better.
First dam by Mambrino Patchen, 5S;
dam of Georgiana, 2:26.
Second dam Betty Brown, by Mambrino
Patchen, 53; dam of Wilkes Boy, 2:24,
and Anglin. 2:27-
Third dam by Mambrino Chief, 11.
Brown horse; foaled 1SS7; sired by
Patchen Wilkes, 3550; the best bred son of
George Wilkes, '519.
First dam by Coronet, 1035; son of George
Second dam by Belmont, 64; sire of
thirty-five in 2:30 or better.
Third dam by Snowstorm, (Wilson's);
dam of Richard Wilkes, 2:29.
The matrons of the Jewett farm are
represented by such sires as Membrlno
Patchen, 5S; Balsora, 1,024; Wedgewood,
692,2:19; Rochester, 616, 2:31 t. John Dil
lard; American Clav, 34; Johu Gilpin,
3,253; C. J. Wells, 2,244; Allie Wet, 745,
2:25; Justin Morgan, 2,234; Scotts Hiatoga,
4S9; Belmont, 64; Ashland Chief. 751; Cor
onet, 1,035; Jerome Eddy, 1,200, 2:16;
Black Henry, 2:37; Almont Lightning,
1,023; Patchen Wilkes, 3,550; Erie Wilkes,
3,610; Sedgwick, 2,200; Kansas Wilkes,
3,249; Damo, 4,300; and Bonny Bo, 0,401.
The length of the present article does
not admit of justice to Mr. Jcwett's Kan
sas enterprise even if the space was avail
able to a competent horseman.
In conclusion a visitor to the Jewett
farm may expect to see a well conducted
farm which has served for a pattern for
all others: he may expect to see some
trotters; he may expect a cordial recep
tion, and he may expect that he will want
to make a second visit ten times as much
as he did the first.
An Agreement "Upon Which tho Lottery
Question Will Be Settled.
CnirAGO, III., July 1. A dispatch from
New Orleans says the lottery question has
been settled as far as the legislature is
concerned. The opponents of the lottery
finding themselves beaten in both houses,
agreetl to a compromise proposition which
was accepted by the company. The lottery
bill which has passed the house and is be
fore the senate i to be passed without ob-
jection, the state accepting tl,AW,tXW a
year for the lottery privilege.
The bill is submitted in the form of an
amendment to the state constitution and
has to be voted on by the people at the
next state election in April, lwi Before
that time, however, and this is the com
promise agreetl on today a primary elec
tion is to be held on the same day not yet
agreed on, at which only whites shall vote
on thi question of accepting the lottery
company's offer. If a majority favor the
proposition the antis are to withdraw all
opposition and let the amendment go
through in 1S92. If a majority is against
it the lottery company will withdraw its
offer and leave the state when its charter
QUEEB BUSINESS METHODS-
What Ei-Treasurer Peake Says About a
Beceipt He Signed.
Kansas Citt. Mo., July 1 Ex-Treason
er Peake recently stated to Mime of ai-
confidential Democratic friend that when
he signed the receipts on April 15, I'SO, for
the S2G$,flGG 43, which 3(aror Hoiroea
claimed to have turned over to him when
his honor relinquished the office of city
treasurer, he did not know that amosnt,
or anv other amount, of money wa actual
ly in bank to the credit of the city Holme
aad hi chief clerk. Horace McKlm, who
also became Peake's chief cierk, toid him.
he swd, that : he city lands were all is
hank and properly accounted for, aad he
believed their statements and did not
make a personal examination of the city's :
finances. Peake also siau-d that wbea ihe j
office was transferred by Mavor Holme to
him Horace McKim was fa debt to tbe i
city to the- amount of S1.K9 for salary over-!
drawn. McKlm, be s&id. gave hira a 1
check for ?."HX aad Peake claims the
check was nerer converted into chac.
TIT FOR TAT.
Chicago, July L A special from Spring
field, llim., snys: In tfce Vaitd Sttws cir
cuit court jerterdar Dr VT P Pier, of
HooptOR cocn;y, wa on trial lor i!iaf
liquor without a been A year azo lat
-pong the doctor was elected mayor oo
the prohibition ticket and elo-d up all
the salootts. Tbe chars&K ware that ha aad
bir. partaer. Dr. ileCncbey. ma a drag;
store and have baea M&iasr whisky o Um
prvcnpin plan. HxnUr he aot-d np
a cJnb home for gawbiiox od ome of tbe
members who have hod pm-criptkfs iratn
him have bad him arrested for iiiog
Hqreer wxhoct & beense.
CLARK COUNTY INSTRUCTS FOR
Another Victory in Judge Foster's
Court for the "Original
A Kansas Cattleman Slain for Introduc
ing Texas Fever Into
A Disgusted "Original Package'' Man at
MePherson Ellsworth G. A. B. Build
ingsGeneral State Items and an
Interesting Batch of Ifews
Special dispatch to the D.tfly Eacte.
ASULAXD, Kan., July 1. The Republi
cans of Clark county met here in mass
convention to select their three delegates
for the congressional convention to be
held at Dodge City, July 30. The conven
tion was called to order by Judge F. C.
Price, who made a short speech on the
work before the convention, touching on
the issues of the dav. Ben E. Page was
elected chairman and l. E. Taylor secre
tary. A ballot showed J. M. Thomas.
John Shearor and II. D. Vomers elected
delegates to attend the congressional con
vention to support Colonel J. K. Hallo
well, of Wichita. Colonel Hallowell was
called for and responded, by thanking the
convention for its support and hail some
thing to say on the questions of the day.
Resolutions indorsing Ingalls, Plumb
and Peters and the state administration
were adopted unanimously.
An Original Package May Consist of Any
TorEKA, Kan., July 1. The hearing in
the original package habeas corpus case
came up before Judge Foster this after
noon, the first case tried being that of F.
E. Marshall, of Lawrence. The state was
represented by County Attorney Xevispn,
of Douglass, aud Attorney General Kel
logg, the petitioner by Henry L. Call. The
evidence showed that Marshall had sold
beer in tho so called original packnges re
ceived from his house in Kansas City. The
attorney general and county attorney con
tended that packages of that sort were not
original packages, since they were put up
inconvenient sizes to evade the law and
suit a retail trade. Marshall was re
In releasing the defendant, Judge Foster
said that the dissenting judge of the
United States sunreme court had made
the scope of the Iowa decision and of the. '
law as it now stands very clear, having ex- !
presly declared that whisky and beer
might bo imported from one state into i
another and sold by tho Kegr case, bottle,
or in any quantity large or small, just so
it remained in the shape in which it was
put up for shipment. The casus of Julius
Antonio and w. L. Burns, both of this
city, were then tried and the defendants
BY UtfXpWN MEN.
A Kansas Cattleman Slain for Introducing
Sedan, Kan., July. The dead body of
J. S. Frazor was found with stab In the
breast in Deer creek just north of town
yesterday. He was one of the mot promi
nent cattlemen of this county and m con
nection with W. H. (jib-on brought a lot
of Texas cattle into thheounty last whiter.
The bringing of tho Texas cattle engen
dered a bitter feeling agaiust (Jibon and
Frazer and on May $3 (ibon was found
dead in bed and the cause of his drain him
remained a my-tery.
About a we-k ago Texas fever broke out
in the vicinity of the Texas cattle and the
bitter feeling was revived.
Lat Saturdny morning Frazer started
to Sedan on horseback and on his way
stopped at the pasture where the oatthi
were kept, and while riding along then
was waylaid by 'otne person or person
and stabl! to death, and hh Iwdy carried
soiuu distance and thrown into the entk.
As yet there in no clue to the murderer.
The Texas cattle are in tho hand of the
sheriff under quarantine, placed jo by tha
state live stock sanitary cotmnibion.
BI0E COUNTY NEWS.
Glorious Bains Inmre a Wonderful Cora
Spctal dispatch i tfce Datir Ka.i'-
"Lyons, Kan , July 1. A good rain on
Sunday morning followed by a gtorioutt
all over shower yesterday evening moron
Rice county farmers several notches Mftul
on tbe already very promising corn piw-
pH:t. Two more such shower during tbi j
month will insure the fiins yield of corn
thta county ha ever sen.
During th ibower yesterday pvpalag in
this city the rsMlce of A. J. Comnb
wa struck by lightning, damas light.
During tbe same storm in the extrem
northwut part of thia county Hgbtaimr
struck and killed both Hw Breaker and
one of his horses white plowing corn, No
Harvest will be completed in this oonnty
Our puople art "ihock" op like ovw the
prospect of t he proposed opening of a pack
age Iioom here, txnne very intratpmie
language is beunr indulged in. If MOrh am
institution shall be run inside ofbbeMi
preme court decUkm we are iafornHid the
county attorney will keep buodb oC
OtJE SUGAB S?DU8TB7.
Suteaeai of itt CoaHiim is aaM aad
TorEKA. Kao..Jo!y 1 The Ho. Gaorge
F Keilocg. stale ugar bMpeetor. ka pre
pared a statement of the coodiUoo of toe
a.gr industry in KAOtm d ft gjruwU
outlook. The fUlsiHit in coo-rwalrij
aad it renatt will b u have towstelBM
thoronehly in restfgate before rotbag head
or adopting new mutimdm. la ortter to de
termine Uh! present eomdiuoa of tbe in-
doMry blaakft were went oat about Xar U
to all M-jRr companies opratiag in Ums ;
suae and also to all point wbere the ereo- ,
tkm of new plants wax fcteg Mitom- j
"L year late & Ag 1." writer I
Mr. KeliogK, "Vhe pbttc w&. i to bttteve I
that ten Jarae ftwgar pbui! k-wbU l ia j
soccaWnl operation, laraing oat Million j
of pound of mu&u- duriag the mmw. Ax. j
tbe ckr- of tbe f-wwo ibwe w-er oalv
foar plant wbicfe bad &arAd A ui
uwABt tA urair worthy of meottam. X ;
etm&AeaM rn- of eMtioa, tbemfow, j
sboaki be exereved is xcrirtae at iurr de- '
nite deTHiorarioi minting tbe more
prcrtfct of tbe bi8e for tbe omafeag
.Vecon&n; to 1nfciar Kaibyir' report '
tbef are at ptoii ia tbe a stgbt coca-
paoM which sr praaartss to awianfacfrs i
Tbe I'arkiaMMi asar aaasaMry of ftert j
o( tbe Tek csr eoatfhMT of Top- j
ks, the Medicine LtAc bnrar wori-s asai t
Refining Company of Medicine Lodge, tb
Xes County Sugar company of Ness City,
the Kansas State Sugar company of Liber
al, tbe Southwestern Sugar company of
Arkalon, the Conway Springs Sugar and
Syrup company of Conway Springs.
The Parkinson Sugar company has
planted 1,100 acres in sugar cane and ten
acres in sugar beets. The latter Is for the
purpose of experimenting. The company
will be readv to begin work August 15 and.
will probably turn out 8,000 pounds of
sugar per day. "When remodelled, the
Topeka Sugar company will have &
capacity of over 2u0 tons of field
cane per day. It has contracted for tho
Medicine Lodge Sugar Works and Befitt
ing company, is expending $15,000 In im
provements and has planted 2,400 acres of
cane and 100 acres of beets. The Ness
County Susjir company has planted and
contracted for 2.S0O acres of cane and will
experiment on fifty acres of sugar beets.
The Southwestern Sugar company has
planted POO acres of cane at Liberal and
TOO acres at Arkalon. The Conway Springs
Suspir and Syrup company which has late
ly been organized has planted 800 acres of
cane and contracted with farmers for 100
acres more. It expects to make somo ?
sucar and a fine grade of syrup.
The' acreage of sorghum is much larger
than that of 3S?9, the amount reported
being 10,700 acres, against 6,300 acres lac
year At the present time nearly the en
tire crop has been planted and a third of
it has come up, showing a good stand in
The attention of the people of the United
States i.s being directed to the cultivation
of the sugar beet more extensively than,
ever. More than 2,000 applications havo
been made to the agricultural departmenfi
at "Washington for seeds of the sugar beet,
of which the department has imported sev
eral tons. Kansas has 200 acres planted
GrrHRlE, Ok.. July 1. Special Corres
pondence. Guthrie Lodge A. F. and A.
M. held a very interesting meeting this
week. The hall was crowded. AN ork In
the M. K. decree was performed in a man
ner that would have been creditable to any
old lodge. A banquet was served afuir
closing of the lodge. The chapter of R. A.
Masons met also during tho week and re
ceived a number of petitions, Parapher
nalia for tho chapter has arrived and s
hi mpiy elegant. The commandery of K.
T.s are expecting their dispensation every
The Ladies Episcopal Guild gave n very -pleasant
lawn feto last evening on the
the banks of thu Cottonwood. Mu.io,
dancing, ice cream, cake, lemonade, and
boating were indulged in until tfter mid
night. The governor honored the occasion
with his presence. The ladies of the guild
never do anything by halves, as tho receipts
of the evening hliow.
Tho capitol building is looming up with
a great loom. The money is coming In
rapidly. The collections are being niado .
much easier than expected.
Guthrie is a very hualthy city, there be
ing no sickness to amount to anything at
present. With more wells or a water
works and system of sewerage Guthrie
promises to bo an exceptionally healthy
It is simply astonishing, the quantity
aud quality of tho buiidiugs that are going
up. notwithstanding no government titles
to lot have been isMied.
The Farmers' Alliance hold a county
convention here today. "Nineteen lodge ,
were represented. They already avorogo
thirty members to each lodge. Tbey will
hold a territorial convention sometime hi
July at lidmoud The Allumcc and
Knights of Labor hold a picnic on July
Fourth four miles nouth of Guthrie. Gov
ernor Steele and prominent jpcnkers from
Texas, Kansas anil other states are ex
pected to make addresses. Every county
in tho territory has organhsatlon of the
Alliance, and the lodges are growing rap
idly. Tho Alliance proposes to put an iu
depanduut ticket in the field.
KANSAS COTTON CROP GOOD. -- -Chktopa,
Kan., July 1. Iocftl ahowors
have vis,itsl this Hction of the state
within the last few days and they went
badly needed. Some fields of- cotton, of
which a greater average was planted than
Iiixt year, has been in bloom Hivanil day
ned promises a good yield The wheat
crop is about ail harvested in good hap,
the yield in Cherokee county eat of thta
is better than for several years, while In
this countv it varies very greatly, seme
fields Ix'ing hoary ami others verv HgJiU
The onts crops will lw ImmrnM, the frt&
crop, including jechre, l gonorally good.
With a few more rain the corn orop wfll
Hakpkk, Kau., July 1 The convention
to nominate a Judge for Harper and Har
bor counties met here today. Three can
didates were in the Held, the mi-eifc
iudne. C W Ellis, and Judge I&lwnttbj,
both of Darber county, ami Isaaa A. L9va
of Anthony. The latu-r w nominated.
J. M. Lihey. of Hurber. ami T. A. HUf
ZKger, of Harrier county, were electeilj!!
cial com mitt for this district. HsoIm
tions endorsing Senators Ingntk aiHl
IMiiuib. favoring frj coinage of tlv(r, nml
i). V Casteeii, of Harier county, for tlo
treasurer, were pd
THE INJUNCTION CASES COMPLETED.
ToJ'BKA. July 1 1 the United State
conrl today the arguments of eoantel bi
the hi junction proceeding brought to re
strain County Attorney ekh and Sheriff
Wilkerson from further preedijigo
agelrvst the orMfiasl package ngRtA were
completed Jde Phillips gave tbe iUw
ney- tbn-e day In whieh to fi briefn
plemental to t beir arguments, wbe fii
will take the ee amuer airntmtm.
Jadge Phillip hft for Kaiwus CUy UsV.f
teroooo Jt U probable that Avernl darn
will elapw bebre a decision i roaehed in
ANOTHER 'AGENT QUITS BU9INEM.
LixcotK Cjnrrm.KA.. Jaly I Llimbt
bad an origin! puckax botoe dwr UhC
week bat tbe nni. qalt lm4a sjmI
sbioped bb good back to Ksmwwi City
upon tbe arxenl noliciU4fcm of tba pstmto.
Tb cotutty Mtoraev b examinbitj wtb.
nmt- UtAmv tryiaff U learn vrbstbat fy
oaa is wllix Uqaor ooatrsry ta tbe
G. A. R. CONTRACTS LET.
TorraiA. Ktm., Jaly 1 Tbe ijnsain C
tbe oWfasruaHnLof Kmmwi G. A. l afcSbair
meetina: Wm aKdat U tb eoa&rntf. imc ta
erecUoa of hmdqtutrvt at 3 att mi tj&l
smd tea cattamis at tWi eb, at J3srrtih
for tbe Wfxmat tbeflootbszfaabw. Thamt'i
sad W H Rrowa mautd tbe aasMmwaV
Tbe bibiiaai are to be of tofafc ad tie
work b) to be braa at oaa.
IN HARD LUCK.
TrmxX. Kn. Joly L Tbe arbtisKd
packajn bm n Melftmom is ex)PraiaehKC
hard lack. He bipoi m a ear bxd ai
goot yntniay hot aid not rea was
or ba tteul. DiecHted, be rvaawans tm
Kjtmtm City to Mtan tot. A rrg
mmmmtias was bebt butt atgbi. He
was mtwMtj aad irmly raouaAd to re
A GLORtOUS RAIN.
TorratA, Kaa.. July I -A beary nkt
rWM CIosmI, J-U. JUct md Mitfc-4l
eewasiassady tbis aisratag datasg grfc
aei to tba cam exop OaJy a Jsrar iwaalxr
Fa tbestotasos asaeriaa: ttoat dry wfatav
r bat lib- fsanrf tbe oara rUk W4MC
bort aatei mia boss sit mhmi to abwfe fSse
aws 'jal botsfsX
U-AGZ. ATTEOAWC EXPECT BO.
TorcsA. Kao . Jaly L P; silt sit Tiaaf
aasB of tbe Tsasyiepaao? aaioa wttasufwi
tat fnily s,u vumfbm asuada mt Tbmbt
wfS b t stTwwinaas at ta as VesaV
aaos asewtiae; to W bssd tim Jaly Ml
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rd Oil wp ' sarf -- -t
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