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3f, ?r. JICRDOCK. Editor.
REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL CON
DODOE City, Kan., June 4, lKXi.
A delee&te convention of Use Republicans of the
Fevcnth Congressional district of the state of Kan
f ks. 16 hereby called to bo held at Dodpe City. Kao.,
on Wednesday. July 30. 1S30, at 10 o'clock a. m., for
the purpose of nominating a cacdidate for congress
from fcald district. The basis of representation to
said convention will bo one delepato at large from
each county In said district, and one delegate for
every 300 votes, or fraction of ISO or more vites cast
for Hon. S. R. Peters In 1S68. under which rule delo-
pateaare apportioned as follows:
HERE IS 0ATJSE ENOUGH FOE
Kansas Officially Recognized as the Geo
graphical Center and. Wichita as Her
Commercial City and Jobbing
HE report of the
department of the
United States treas
ury for 188 9, in
which the commer
cial and inanufact-
The secretaries of the several counties are in
struct! to forward to the undersigned secretary,
at Garden City. Kanu a certified copy of the
credentials of their several delccajes Immediately
upon the adjournment of the county conventions.
It is neredv recommended that the several coun
ties In said district select their delegates on July 23,
3600. unless otherwise ordared by the county central
By order of the committee, ,..,.,. ,
JAMES KELLY. Chairman.
JESSE TAYLOR. Secretary.
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION.
Chief justice of the supreme court.
Secretary of state.
Auditor of State.
Treasurer of state.
Superintendent of public Instruction.
Delegates to tho convention mentioned above shall
be elected by county conventions, duly called by the
peveral county Republican committees, under such
rules and regulations as may be by them prescribed.
The basis of apportionment of delegates to said state
convention will be ono delegate at large for each
county of the state, and one delegate for every 400
voter or fraction of "MJ or more votes cast for Eu
gene F. Ware for elector at large in the election of
3S86; under which rule delegates are apportioned to
the several counties as follows:
COtTXTIES. Dl.LUGTS. COUNTIES. DEDEQTS
tp 4 1
3 -)r a L S
2 k H t.
ri ra .a
1 I B ffe
0 ft M
ifil SH IF
uring interests oi
'? Kansas are sum-
4ZZ Imarized. in reading
"?f h x,liirVi no rviinrl-if- a
lril inrn tlin liolipf
I Up that the compiler of
i ii u w o r a. uuu
dreamed over the
jn r Eagle's maps, or at
J7J L least that
been an earnest
r attentive reader, of
w its columns and sub-
Sf scriber to its lino of
Inmn. nrn.wn trrnn
P & enexorable facts.
i "We have only room
-jjt. jior a iew extracts
are truthfully and ably Tiandled and her
relation to deep water on the Gulf
alluded to confidently.
The writer concludes his observations
on the commercial importance of Kansas
and Wichita's relation thereto in the
following strong declaration:
"Wichita is a new center growing out
,Koi the immense natural recourses of the
"Arkansas Valley region, which require
'a center somewhere, and the enterprise
"of her citizens is influencing its loca
THE BIGGEST CITY IN K3JTSAS.
t I .yon
, 8 Morris
3 Kiley 6
4 Saline 7
2 Shawnee 20
2 Sherman 3
3 Smith ii
S Stafford 3
Ii Suuiton 2
2 Stevens 2
. .... ti'Thomas 3
, f.'Wallace 2
.Kingman SWhrhlta s
Jvlowa, 2:wiLson i
Labette ."'Woodson 4
Lnno 2jWyaudottc 15
Lincoln 4 Total V,l
The secretarii of tho several county convention1?
are instructed to forward to tho undersigned secre
tary at Topeka, Kansas, a certified copy of the cre
dentials of their several delegates, immediately
upon tho adjournment of the county convention,
wild credentials to be received at Topeka not later
fthan the evening of Septemlwr2. From thw.e cre
dentials tho Republican state central committee
will prepare a roster of those entitled to participate
In the preliminary organization of the convention.
By order of the committee.
HHNRY BOOTH. Chairman.
DIONS. HUTCH INS. Secretary.
STATE EEPUBLICAX RESUBMISSION CONVEX
A delogate convention of the Republican Resub
tnisslonlsu of Kansas will be held In the city of
Wichita, on Tuesday, the 9th day of September, at
tho hour of 10 o'clock a. m for the nom, nation of
Chief justice of tho supreme court.
Secrt-tnry of stnte.
Auditor of state.
Treasurer of tate,
Superintendent of Public instruction.
The lasis of apportionment of di'logates to said
Hate convention will 1h? one delegate at large for
ach covnty of the state, and one delegate for every
400 voters or fraction of 200 or more votes cast for"
L'ugene K. Ware for elector at large in the election
of 1K88, under which rule delegatus arc apportioned
o tho several counties as follows:
t-OVUTIES. UEI.EQTS. I'Ol'XTIES. DELEG'TS
Allen T Linn rt
Anderson il Logan S
Atcliisou '. Lyon '.)
Berber 3 Marion 7
Barton 4 Marshall- 7
Bourbon 10 McPherson 7
Brown S Meade 2
Butler ! Mianui ii
has- 4 Mitchell ."
(tlmutaiiqua .r Montgomery S
Cheroke 8 Morris :
'heyenne 3 Morton 2
(lark ..- Xemoha 7
Clay t "osho fi
(loud 7 Ness 3
Coffey '" Norton ."
Comanche 2 Osage Ill
Cowley ,..U Gslxirne , S
Crawford 'J Ottawa .r
Decatur 4 Pawnee . 3
DIcMnfon 8 Phillips f.
Doniphan 7 Pottawotomie. .7
Douglas 'J Pratt. 4
Kdwards 2 Rawlins 4
j:ik c5 Reno '.
5:ills S Republic 7
Kllsworth 4 Rice ('
I'ord 3 RtJey C
Finney S Rooks 4
Franklin 7 Rush 3
Garfield 2 Russell 3
Geary 4 Saline 7
Grant 2 Scott 2
Gove 2 Sedgwiok Ii5
Graham 3 Seward... 2
Gray 2 Shawnee 20
Greenwood 7 Sheridan 3
ireeley 2 hheriuan .....3
Hamilton 2 Smith 3
Jlarpor " Stafford 3
Harvey t! Stanton. 2
Haskell 2 Stcvoas 2
Hodgeman 2 Stunner 10
Jackson Thomas 3
Jefferson 7 Trego 2
Jewell 7 Waluunsve - o
Johnson fi Wallace 2
Kearney 2 Washington 0
Kingman..' .s 5 Wlcohita 2
Kiowa 2 WINon 6
Labetto S Woodssn i
I-ane 2 Wyandotte 15
Lincoln 4 Total 501
The chairman of each Republican Resubmission
County Central Commute will forward credentials
to tho undersigned secretary at Topeka. Kansas.
Said credentials must be received before September
S, ISO. By order of committee,
BKECHER STERNE. A. L. ALLEN.
If Superintendent Porter is not afraid
of cutting down the United States cen
sus returns let him order n recount in
Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Lincoln
Almost every day the Eagle gets a
rspecial dispatch from some section of
(Kansas announcing that another con
vention has endorsed Ingalls. There
was one sent yesterday morning and
others will be found this morning.
The Atlanta Constitution's boycotting
scheme seems to have died abornin. No
body anywhere has any respect for the
silly suggestion, and its author appears
to be ashamed of it. Let it go into the
inocuous from whence it shonld never
liavo been brought fourth.
The provisions and the purposes of the
pending bills for national control of con
gressional elections are explained in the
August number of the Forum by Sena
tor William E. Chandler, of Xew Hamp
shire, who makes an argument in favor
of national control, and gives his reason
for believing that this congress will not
adjourn before such legislation isen
, y y -which if coming as
they do from an offiicial should read like
extracts from tho Eagle we can't help
it. The declarations quoted by us will
be found on various pages from page 186
to page 2o0, and are open to the world,
indeed tho volume will be found in all
the public libraries of all the counties of
the world. Commencing the report
"The territory of Kansas from its posi
tion, is the great, geographical center of
"the internal commerce of the United
"states. The meats
"packed in Kansas are shipped literally to
"the four quarters of the globe. The people
"of New England and New York can be
"more cheaply supplied with pork and beef
"through our great Kansas packing houses
"than they can manufacture these articles
The old doctrine of the Eagle that at
practically uniform distances all about
this continent great commercial centers
had arisen and that, therefore, at equal
distances in the areas more recently
settled other great distributing points
would be found necessary, and that logi
cally Wichita was one of such centers
and for the reasons cited, seems to be the
view of the expert who compiles the
commercial data of the treasury depart
ment. Read attentively what ho has to
say of "Wichita as a distributing point,
excluding from your mind, if possible,
what the Eagle has always said:
"Wichita is a new distributing point
"which has risen into importance with
"the growth and development of the west
"ern sind southwestern portion of Kansas.
"She is far enough away to escape the
"overshadowing influence of the older
"towns of the eastern border, while the
"concentration of railroads there gives her
"superior facilities both for receiving and
"distributing goods. Her wholesale trade
"is already well developed alone: all the
"leading lines of business, such as grocer
"ies, hardware, dry goods, flour and feed,
"hides and wool, lumber, cigars, fruits,
"and boots and shoes, agricultural im
"plhnents, etc., and is destined to largely
"increase in the near future."
The compiler of facts then proceeds
with open and evident sequences and
with the inevitable of Wichita's local
environments, saying of the Indian terri
tory, its trade and coming importance:
"The opening of Oklahoma to settlement
"and the not distant occupation of the
"greater portion of the Indian territory
"must greatly stimulate the wholesale
"trade of Wichita."
The doctrine so persistently urged by
the Eagle for yeai-s that Wichita in con
trolling the principal products of this
valley, i. e. its live stock and grain, must
inevitably control the minor products,
and thus become not only the central
market but the central supply and cen
tral manufacturing point is fully sus
tained by the views and declarations of
tho treasury department as gathered
from the facts and figures returned to
its statistical and commercial bureau.
Of the importance of packing interests
and the tendency for this great commer
cial industry to seek the supply fields
tho report says:
"There is a constant tendency on the
"purfc of packing houses to move to the
' source of supply."
"The nearer to its pasture field or stall
"the animal can be killed the better will
"be its meat, and tho greater return will it
"make its owner."
"The manufacture of meat products
"seeks its own natural center tis impera
tively as any other industry."
"Packing houses have come to Kansas
"because here cattle and hogs of the best
"quality are produced, and because the
"manufactured product can be sent from
"here in a better condition and at a less
"cost than if the cattle and hogs were
"shipped by rail to be killed in the innne
"diate neighborhoods where the meat is
"A lai'ge packing house that of Messrs.
"Dold & Son was finished during the
"3ear at Wichita. The works are on a
"large scale aud are now in active opera
"tion." "The enterprise was followed by that
"Tim oatnlilU'nmimf. nf t.trn iir.l, ontm. I""'
"torprises at so commanding a commer
"cial point as Wichita indicates the choice
"of a new packing center to which capital
"will as inevitably flow as it has flowed
"to Kansas City. The field is immense.
"The same reasons which led packers to
"move on from Chicago to Kansas City
"will lead them to make another move;
"indeed has done so."
"Extensive stock yards have been es
tablished." "Aside from her packing houses Wich
"ita has some large manufacturing es
tablishments." "All these things indicate the planting
"of these manufacturing industries grow
ing out of live stock which have made
"such a marvellous growth at Kansas
Tha report takes up among other
factors of Wichita's coming greatness
her railway mileage and facilities declar
ing that the products of her packing
houses and grain elevators must, even
before this report shall have been pub
lished, be passing from Wichita into Ok
lahoma, Texas and the Gulf states. The
J manufacturing interests of Wichita, too,
Census takers may have manipulated,
census taker's may have" padded, and
census takers may have failed outrage
ously in the work assigned them, as they
no doubt did all these tilings in numer
ous instances in many states, but there
are truer and more accurate measure
ments of the relative greatness of cities
than the hurried and jumbled work of
inexperienced enumerators. The claim,
for instance, that Topeka is a greater
cit- than Wichita is equivalent to the
claim that silver is more valuable than
gold. Just as sure as that an average of
800,000 bank clearings per week is
more than $300,000 bank clearings per
week, just so sure is Wichita greater
and bigger than Topeka, and just as
much greater and bigger as $800,000 is
more than 300,000. The balances of bank
books can't lie, whatever census takers'
may do, or may fail to do. The actual
volume of business done' weekly by
Wichita, as shown by the official
bank clearing reports, has been regular
ly and uninterruptedly from twice to
two-times-and-a-half greater than the
business transacted by Topeka ever since
Topeka was big enough to have a clear
ing house. As a rule there is as much
business transacted in Wichita in two
days as is transacted in Topeka in a
week. And we ask nobody to take our
declaration for this fact. Hunt up the
records of the banking business and
clearances, for any time, long or short,
recent and remote, and satisfy yourself.
We get very weary of the eternal re
iteration of tho showing made by men
who were hired to do a week's job as an
evidence of any city's comparative
status. The official census may show
that Topeka, and Leavenworth, and
Atchison have a hundred thousand peo
ple combined, or that Topeka alone may
have that many people, but that will not
alter the fact that Wichita does more
business, every week, than all of them
It is now in order for the Kansas City
papers to claim credit for that city's
packet line on the Missouri river for the
reduction of rates of freight by rail on
wheat and corn from the Missouri river
to Chicago from 22 and 20 cents to 20
and 15 cents respectively as announced
by the Chicago & Alton railroad. The
reduction is announced to be made in
conformity with the orrler of the inter
state commissionand without reference
to competition from any source. The
Alton being the first road to announce a
reduction, and that road being depend
ent upon that base for its traffic for the
east establishes beyond controversy that
the rates on grain can be reduced with
out serious detriment to the business of
the roads. The roads that penetrate the
territory west of the river and thus
secure a large portion of their through
business from first hands make a poor
show of necessity for maintaining the
hitherto high rates. The demand for
retrenchment is imperative and is well
A law that will compel an innocent
and unsuspecting debtor who in fact is
no debtor to pay the amount of such
debt because the evidence of the debt is
held by an innocent purchaser, may be
good law but it is utterly devoid of
justice. As well hold a person to the
payment of a forged note of hand as to
compel a community to pay fraudulent
bonds. To our notion this policy we
say policy, for there is no good law and
less justice in it of giving preference in
such cases to the alleged innocent pur
chaser at the expense of the innocent
debtors is a most harmful one for the
reason, if no other, that it put3 a
premium upon questionable transac
tions of the characters spoken of. The
innocent debtor, if he can so establish
his attitude, should be considered first,
because it may have been impossible for
him to prevent the fraud being perpe
trated upon him, while tho purchaser of
the evidence of the debt has every oppor
tunity of protecting himself against
What the actual condition of affairs is
in Central America is hard to discover.
The people of that unfortunate region
seem to be continually falling into the
clutches of the most unprincipled and
Gen. Barillas, who succeeded Barrios
as president of Gautemala, having at
tempted to murder one or two individ
uals who had the misfortune to have in
curred his enmity, was looked upon as
tho most objectionable tyrant of the lot,
but a Gen. Ezeta, who has risen to the
supreme power in San Salvador, is gen
erally conceded now to represent in his
own person the most unprincipled scoun
drel who has ever disgraced official
station even in Central America.
Breaking into a banquet hall a few
days since, he precipitated a disturbance
in which some score or so of officials
were dispatched. Then taking the presi
dent up stairs he poisoned him and suc
ceeded him in the presidential chair.
It is sincerely to be hoped that this
ruffian may bo eventually hanged, as he
does not deserve to die in any other man
ner than by ignominious execution.
Meanwhile a war has commenced
which, whatever it may do for the lead
ers, means misery for the people.
THE SALVATION" OF THE FARMERS.
The distress of the agricultural class is
confined not simply to tho United States,
but is felt all over tho world, and it is
due perhaps to a great number of causes,
but especially to the disproportionately
rapid development of industrial life in
other directions. The most hopeful out
look for the farmer that has ever been
presented is that made by Prince Kropot
kin, in tho August number of the Forum,
that b- means of scientific and intensive
agriculture the farmer is to be the com
ing man, and we are on a evo of a reign
of plenty, ne shows how, in some of
the most densely populated parts of
Europe, crops are grown on poor land of
many times greater value than the rich
ist crops grown by the usual methods on
the richest land, and he gives reasons for
predicting that we are on the eve of a
revolution in agricultural methods. The
article is full of definite facts about vari
ous sorts of crops under various conditions.
Gen. Jubal Early and a Mayor Lacey,
.of Spottsylvania, Ya., are in the prints
bandying such choice epithets as habit
ual drunkard and miscegenationist on
one side, and liar and scoundrel on tho
other. Lacey seems to be something of
a local celebrity though he is little
known beyond the precincts of central
Virginia, while Early is somewhat more
extensive known to fame of the sort.
We know but little of the merits of the
controversy between them and the pub
lic cares less. It may be observed, how
ever, that very many persons aro pre
pared to believe what each says of the
other in thus connection, though little
credence would be given to what they
say in a general way. As to Early's mili
tary genius, our notion is if the south
had had more of his sort in important
and responsible positions, the end of the
struggle would have come much sooner
than it did.
The world's peace congress concluded
its session in London last week. These
periodic efforts in behalf of universal
peace date back forty years. That the
purposes and efforts put forth by theso
gatherings of representatives of most of
the nations of the world aro commend
able will not be denied, but whether
their kindly offices are of any avail for
the purposes intended to be served is
doubtful, for it is a fact that several of
the greatest and most disastrous wars
known to the world's history have oc
curred since the inauguration of the
movement. Nevertheless, where there
is no effort nothing will be accomplished,
and the object sought is worthy the en
deavor in this instance even if no imme
diate results follow.
Slang is not punishable by fine, but Kev
erend Embree, of Leavenworth, had to pay
$30 for a dog gone.
Prohibition Campbell will probably tear
next week's Troy Chief open with more
avidity than usual.
It has been suggested that several men
in Kansas who are throwing stones had.
better pull down the blinds.
"Logrolling" is not very popular in
Kansas this summer and fall. The logs
have shown unmistakable evidences of
Atchison has a preacher called John
Doe. He ought to write to the ex-temper
ance union president at Tcpeka, thanking
him for his discrimination in favor of the
The Emporia Republican is defending
Farmer Funston with the fronds and fes
toons of victory. These decorations would
have been much prettier if they had come
before those primaries.
A Missouri printer refers to the candi
date for state printer as Jake "Slotter."
This looks like an attempt to intimate
that the editor of the Press' candidacy is a
sort of "drop a nickel in the , etc."
If the item "Tom Moonlight will prob
ably be a candidate for congress in the
First district" could vote, there is no
doubt but that that gentleman would be
elected by a great majority.
The papers that have been importuning
the senator from Butler county have prob
ably caught on by this time that it te not
etiquette to ask and in that doubt the
naturalness of the complexion of his vote.
The sun will set behind a cloud to some
body in the west tonight. Tom Hubbard,
Judge Botkiu, Colonel Lewis, John Jones,
Buffalo Jones and James llallowell have
their lances leveled today, at Dodge City.
Mr. Dunlap, of Xew York, is one of the
sufferers from the Alliance, also. The
plug hat in Kansas politics has been super
ceded by a jaunty straw one with shoe
string attachment. The one gallus is ex
There is a lawyer out at Lamed who can
lie on the bosom of the salt lake near that
town for half an hour without moving
hand or foot. Geuda Springs can beat
that, however. It has a lawyer who can
lie on the bosom of Juniata for half an
hour without moving hand or foot, besides
having similar control over his mouth.
If you will notice closely you will dis
cover that the fellows in Kansas who
speak deprecatingly of Eugene Ware, with
such phrases as: "This is an uncommonly
poor year for poets in politics," and the
like, are generally literary thingumbobs
who have tried to write poetry themselves
and failed. They are also individuals who
usually plume themselves on their literary
style aud their Chautauqua erudition.
The Norton county soldiers' reunion will
be held at Norton, September IS, 19 and
20. An effort will be made to have Sena
tor Ingalls preseut one dny at the reunion.
Apropos of this, it must be apparent to the
anti-Ingalls organs that the popularity of
our senior senator as a speaker of assem
blies in his own state litis been increasing
right along. But we don't expect them to
see it. The editors of the Emporia Repub
lican and Atchison Champion are both de
cidedly optimistic individuals, and it must
be uncomfortable for them to accept more
convincing proof of the worth of a man
whom, from some evil impulse, they have
started out to defeat.
HOT WAVE SALE
Summer fabrics, white goods, satines, challies, ging
hams, outing cloths, etc., sold cheap to clean up stock.
Gents1 Furnishing Goods Another lot of the cele
brated unlaundi'ied Star Shirt at 4S cents, night shirts at
9S cents, undei-shirts at 24 cents, Onyx fast black half
hose at 25 cents, gents' handkerchiefs, collars and cuffs.
Beautiful line of ties cheap.
500 Turkish tidies at 9 cents each.
Lace Curtain Sale jattingham lace curtains $1.15
per pair. Burganis at $1.25, $1.40, $1.75 and up.
An unusual chance in Portiere, 11 pah, assorted, at
2.9S, 4 pair at 3.49, 7 pair at 4.20, Burganis up to 40.00.
!Nbw is the time to buy.
Full line of carpets, oilcloths, matting and upholster
ing. Buy your carpets.
White House of limes & Ross.
KEITH & PERRY COAL COMPANY,
.Successors to Economy Coal Co.)
Miners : and : Dealers : in : all : Grades : of : Coal
Main Office 116 X Market. Telephone 301.
A RED HOT
The Eagle's prediction of fifty cent
corn and dollar wheat seems likely to be
realized much sooner than was expected.
THE DECAY OF DELICACY.
The difference between the truly
modest young woman of the preceeding
generation and the conventional young
woman of today is pointed out with
many illustrations, some of them of a
most striking nature, by Elizabeth Stuart
Phelps in the Forum for August A
study of modem society has convinced
her that we have suffered a great loss of
delicacy; and that in society delicacy is
strength. This change, which the build
ing of great fortunes has brought into
our social life, she traces through all our
thought and activity, finding that there
is a lack of delicacy in our art, and in
and throughout tho whole
range of American activity. The article
is an arraignment of the indelicate ten
dencies of society, by a woman. Espe
cial emphasis is laid upon the evil of
There seems to be something in the
point raised by Lawyer Wnggener of
Atchison in tho case of his client, who he
claims is detained in the state's prison
wrongfully on account of a technical de
fect in the sentence committing him.
The point that the attorney makes is that
the full text of the crimes act is not quot
ed inthesontence,thewords"in the peni
tentiary" being omitted, the act reading
"by confinement at hard labor in the
penitentiary." On what ground the case
is taken to the federal court we fail to
see. it being clearly within ihe juris
diction of the state courts. It is an un
warranted presumption that the stale
courts would overrule the motion because
of tho probable effect it might have upon
a number of other cases of similar im
port of , ivsrsoiis now confined in th
state's prison. It is purelv a state ques
tion and should be settled bv the state.
A WICHITA MAN KICKS.
To the Editor Chicago Tribune.
llecently there appeared in the Tribune
a communication dated at Topeka and
headed "Gloom in Kansas." A few days
later the same appeared in the New
York Times under the headline ''Great
Gloom in Kansas. The figures given
were probably, in the main, true, but
wo aro interested to know why such un
due prominence is given to adverse con
ditions in Kansas, as if bountiful crops
under favorable climatic conditions
were the rule this year elsewhere. Is
there not gloom in Iowa, in the Dakotas,
in Indiana, in Illinois, and in the New
England states? It is not for lack of
natural advantages, a productive soil, or
favorable climate that there is gloom in
Kansas. During the boom era in the
west people lost their heads and con
tracted debts for the purposes of specula
tion, and, in consequence, mortgages
were given everywhere to secure defer
red payments and the unfortunate are
now reaping the reward of their own
We are robbed hero in Kansas by an
unjust tariff and an unjust monetary
system, anil some unwise laws interfere
with the prosperity of the people. But
like evils operate in other states. The
people in Kansas have recovered their
senses lost during the boom, and tho evils
resulting from some unrighteous laws
now on our statute Dooks will be reme
Kansas has been treated unjustly in
the prominence given to her mortgage
indebtedness and unwise laws by dema
gogues for selfish purposes and "by non
resident speculators who losttheir'money
in land speculations, buying land at fic
titious values, paying something for
nothing, and now cursing the country
for what is altogether the result of then
own folly. Kan&as, owing to her geo
graphical position, varied natural re
sources, genial climate, and abounding,
life-giving, and life-preserving sunshine
is sure to prosper. When prosperity per
manently deserts Kansas there will not
be prosperity elsewhere. There never
lias been a mbre fovorable time to invest
in Kansas, as real estate can be bought
now as much below its true value as it
was above its true value during the
boom. George Stjlhk Hiller.
Wichita, Julv 5, !00.
An Unnatural Father.
From Um Tojk. Jsurnal-
Governor Humphrey has issued a par
don for James T. .Murphy, of Cherokee
county, who was sentenced in October.
liSSS, for five years for taking a ho rse and
oart belonging to his father an 1 selling
them. He was intoxicated when he did
it. His father luul him arrested for grand
larceny and ptished the case to triad, in
spite of the elforta of the county attorney
and others who declared it a shame to
seed the boy to the penitentiary, in view
of his previous good character and the
circumstance under which the act waa
committed. The young man lias ooa
sumption, inherited from his mother,
who died of that disease when be was
six yeara old,
To tho Editor of tho Eagle.
A week or two since you had an arti
cle in your paper containing rather more
than the usual amount of vaporing char
acteristic of the western editor. You
asserted that "America" had whipped
Great Britain twice. Now this is that
particular form of half truth, (for practi
cal purposes a lie), so dear to the "Amer
ican" mind. The facts are, the thirteen
colonies assisted by France principally
and also by Spain and Holland, beat olf
Great Britain fighting at a distance of
five months in time, from her base, that
is to say an exclusive population neigh
boring to Great Britain of about fifty
millions managed to prevent a popula
tion of twelve millions from coercing
rebellious colonists of some three mil
lions on their own ground light
ing a defensive conflict. The
meanness of the modern Ameri
can in attempting to conceal
the fact that but for France's help in
men and material General Washington
would have failed, is only equalled by
his attempted falsification of history.
The assertion of having won in 1812 is
simply ludicrous. The capital city,
Washington, having been captured by
the British and trophies carried ofT. etc.
The gallant repulse of the British at New
Orleans, a small affair as to the numbers
engaged, was balanced by reverses suf
fered by the United States on the Cana
No well informed man of the world is
deceived by this childish brag, only the
lower and more ignorant classes of this
country. But the tenor of British prow
ess is amusingly evident by their -frequent
talk of impossible and absurd
schemes about to be launched by the
"British government" (sicj! Much the
same class of tales (needing the same
faith) as those the old time nurses told to
scare naughty children.
Your truculent attack on one Gen
eral Brackenbush (sic) is in exceedingly
bait taste but then by the way the old
army lists give no such name. Maybe
you mean "Brackenbury" a distinguished
man and a calm reasoner. I have just
come across a report of what Bracken
bury did say and it is jossibly correct
that a large portion of Canada " could be
held with comparative ease against the
attacks of the United States, for the
chances are that a professor of modern
tactics may know what he is talking
about in such a case, better than a man
nourishing around a military title and of
whom it might be said that it is doubt
ful if he knosv3 even the battalion drill
on the ancient mode of handling infantry
current before the Franco-German war.
In conclusion I will add, that the
man who advocates or eggs on a war
between tho two great branches of
the Anglo-Saxon race, (a war which
must result disastrously to both and even
to the interests of the world at larjre) m,
if ignorant of the possible effects of his
advice, a pet subject for a lunatic asy
lum if, au contraire, merely an inciter
to bloodshed from a bestial love of blood
shedhe deserves that lingering form of
punishment described as being "kicked
to death by cripples"
P. S. One fact with regard to
1812 should be noted. At that time
Great Britain was fighting single-handed
the European confederation led by Napo- i
woods boss men in and about Kansas
City. Last year they made a class for
3-year-olds that had never beaten 2:40.
This year they make a 4-year-old class
for horses that liave never beaten 2:80
and to cap the climax they make a
stallion class for 2:23 horses only, thus
barring such Kansas horses as Camp
bell's Electioneer in the colt classes, and
Joe Young, Ashland Wilkes and Camp
bell's Electioneer in the stallion classes.
If the Kansas City Jockey club is to be
run in the interest of tho backwoods
horsemen whose horses can not trot fast
enough to raise a persperation we have
no objections, but we do object to their
barring our Kansas horses without giv
ing them the credit that is justly duo
them. Bar them straight or take down
your sign and shut up your shop. J.
A Slick Poem.
From tho Newton KepuliUcan.
A new poem, in an oily way,
about a great many things, all of which
are summed up briefly: "This is
Greece." But it never even hinted at a
woman's apron, or the collar of her hus
The Intelligent Compositor.
From the Kansas City News.
A morning paper speaks of tho "now
disappointment based on tho census re
turns." New apportionment was doubt
less what tho writer meant to say, but
the printer who sot up that take knew
what he was about.
C. F. DeWolf, of El Reno county, wrote
Governor Steole concerning the povertv of
the people and suggested that, though It
be unlawful, they should be allowed to kill
game to provide food. Tho governor an
swered that food would Iks more necessary
aud harder to get next winter, and that tho
officers would bo commanded to keep tho
game laws in full force;
J. P. Glass, livintc seven miles north of
Guthrie in tho Skelton valley, brought in
samples of corn yesterday that, in view of
reported bad crops, is stupeuduous, says
the Guthrie News. Tho stalk.s average
ten feet ia height and will yield an aver
age of tifty or sixty bushels "to tho acre.
Mr. Glass says his neighborhood is full of
just such fields and is exceedingly jubtlnnt
over prospects for an excellent crop. His
corn of course is planted on ground that
was tilled last year. But the sod corn i
also in very good condition.
Union City is not entirely duvoid of cele
brities as the following communication
will show. Mrs. Penroy, who lives a short
distance east of town, a native of South
Carolina, is holding down a claim. Mrs.
Ponrey is 9S years old, hale aud vigorous,
attends to her own housework, can see to
thread a needlo without glasses and can
rido horseback to a reasonable distuncc
She followed the profession of midwife for
many years during which timo she attoml
ed the birth of over C00 children. Mrs. P.
has a sou in this vicinity ovur GJ years old.
Sounds Rather Fishy.
From the Atchison Patriot.
The Atchison man prefers cat fish fish
ing to any other kind. You can toll him
of a "place" where you .can catch croppy
or a "snot" where bass abounds, or a
"slough where there are plenty of sun
perch, and ho will tell you he knows a
"hole" where you can catch any amount
of cat fish. In fact the Atchison mnn
dotes on cat fishing.
Reasons for tho Faith That's in Him.
From the Conway SprlncH Star.
Because an individual belongs to a po
litical party he is not bound to blindly
endorse everything the party may do.
We aro a Republican. Wo are in favor
of the free coinage of silver: we aro not
in favor of theMcKinley bill in its entir
ety. We believe further, that many of
the representatives in congress, and men
in high official positions in the govern
ment are endangering the success of tho
Republican party: anil in so doing aro
working against the best interests of the
people at large, by pandering to the be
hests of eastern money loaners and bank
ers of Wall street and Europe. We say
this and still say that we are a Repub
lican, because we believe that the princi
ples of that party are calculated to bring
the greatest good to the greatest numlwr,
and that the masses of the party are true
to its principles.
Who is to succeed Register Bill
The pbarmaciatsof Guthrie will organize.
Oklahoma has excursions to Geuda
Marshall Lurty recommends Dr. Points,
his clerk, as his successor.
The Guthrie News thinks Auguaia,
Georgia, has dyer calamity.
Oklahoma City and Ed mood both claim
to be the city of convention.
The Y.I Reno Herald is the only Republi
can paper in the fourth county.
Party lines arc drawn in Oklahoma. Il
must be Republican or Democratic
Politics may be very intense in Okla
koma, but nobody has been hurt yet.
Was the exact numier of colored people
in Oklahoma ever given to the pnbMc
The educators of Oklahoma are prepar
ing thettiMdves for the coming school year.
Charles W. McCraw ha be appointed
clerk of the district court for Still water
There will be another nice feature about
thin coming election the afceenc of tb
After next Wednesday thia designation
of counties by numeral will end. We
ought to be thankful.
It in reported that work wjJl be com
menced on the Rock i&iaed, from Miaco
south In about ton days.
A man with a lot of threshing machines
for service would be a formidable candi
date ia Oklahoma at present.
You don't hear so ranch about it. but the
mercbaaia of Oklahoma are getting more
of the Indian trade than ever.
Whatever became of taoe faQows who
peddled moaade from a tab In Okla
homa the first week of the opening
New YonK. July 17. Waltor Webb,
second vice prc-tudont of tho New York
Central and Hudson River railroad, is a
remarkable man. Hu is a. won of tho late
celebrated Juuicm Wateon Webb and a
brother of Dr. Seward Webb, who socio
timo ago made a tour through the weefc
in a special train valued at upward of
$500,009. Mr. Webb Htnrted in his tifo
work as a lawyer, then lie dipped into
banking, and afterward took an execu
tive position in the Wagner Palace Car
company. Well informed men ty that
if he continues to show the time amount
of genius which he hiw hitherto din
played there is a strong probability of
his succeeding Mr. Depew ua president
of the Now York Central whoa tbo latter
gets ready to leave the work. Mr. Webb
is about 15 years old, of inodiuxn height
and of apparently slight build. Judg
ing from his appearance on tho street
a good stiff breeze would fclow him
over. But thw appearance of weakness
is only seeming. He is in reality one of
the moat perfect ecimijns of tho good
reauitsof yhysiaal training in tho conn
try. Athietes say that when Ktripped
Mr. Webb presents an almost faoltleaa
physique. He in regarded &h tho finest
amateur lightweight boxer in How York
city. He displays his adenoe only in tho
presence of liw friends, and then purely
for training purposes. Although hia
business is prctsfng, ad he is connoctod
with njxo'or two kunks in addition to hia
railroad dctiea, ho mni&pw to put in an
hour evqry day with t3e gloves. In re
spect cf csercbio Mr. Webb is in direct
contrast io Mr. TJopcw, the latter nerer
exexcusing merely lor the sake of tho
benefit to be derived. E. J.
(4 Ati?i tn rrm AwAn in rikUkn a..
Tliis was thought to be" a good i not waat it would have been had it rained
time to attack Great Britain. Has not
the state of Massachusetts placed on
record a protest against that cowardly
attack? The haste with which the
L'nited States government wished to
make peace after the news arrived about
Waterloo is also noteworthy.
L BeowgE Our.zms.
Florence. Kan.. June 38.
more. iJut fid it IS, the C&II ar kLisv
i down on most of the U&.
The Kdmood town site haa htxm decided.
Edmood is given tae MNSta half and Um
sortbeaAt quarter of the Mwitheaat quarter
of .section 3S. township 11 north. rmttgmZ
weH, or. Hit acre.
KANSAS OTTTS HO88 TROT.
T nw Eder of Ums EatJ.
We have the fspeed program of tho
Kansas City Joekr otab ami to it
kxks as tboHghtheir meetings were be
ing nm in the interest of a fc&fcof bsak
Jatry 2lMn of Death.
Modern pastry wta a vehicle of dcati
unknown in the tjme of the Medici, or
tbey would never have risked their threat
by sending white nnoaic in confectionery
or putting chopped horsehair In an
cueray'M victuals. That compound of lard
dripping and white flour which has Jest
eeoapM baking in an underbeat prodncea
morbid effects in the uyxUxn which ex
actly follevr t h symptoma of ilow poison,
I do not wfeh to epeok diarerpectfully oi
good paltry, which is one of the
heat ififcds dHLco la the world; but
pastry la like rcHrfon, it must be
the right .aort or it U the -worst diabol
ism. Ii tombstones toH troth tbey "woald
asy, "Died of grero cnrrantyiQuMl boflcd
dlnn-T'tn tbo raidxt of hia usefBlncm," or
Sbe died, deplored by her friend for a
tart temper canaod tj too tnncb ocdoei
far strawberry ahortcake and Washington
pie," or "She -waa widely bclored among
the Kintfu DaQgbtczs and. acthm in the
Society cf Christian Endeavor, bcrt, ehe
never attended to ber health; btr vjptxn
waa &vr clean! from year'a can to
year's end; the lived on the vrarA fod nod
the do&ea! air aba could jrei, 2ront4d Lrr
body and ita iLiktr In trrtrj naj, aad Hoi
suddenly of Brigbfa di&eeee, Jss a life
was worth liTiajr. May hearca hawzser
C7 on her Ainfcl inL" Shixhry Dare in
New York Herald
A JUtcheo 5ju
All ftood honAkeep3 kso-r tboTahaeof
& iarge cdzrtl pm for use in the Jdtcbem.
For eozse year I baT tied anotber a&d aa
necessary a pen of a kitchen crctSi. namely,
a laUihtra saeque a eaSico a&crae fitted
lidj oer my dresa, that I can pet on
warn 1 am Zrtad tar the afternoon if I
have to go isto h.m kitchen. M one an often
has to do nowal&rx. It U battened, ap tha
Utntt dceely to tbo neck and the alaevea
k&rt baadii a. ekn rrriitm T nr1 It ---
JbVSUr ?I?6fsr CHper, h" Mrt the swell ef the grease that wJ to-
s44 Muk a dmtz&K ia afco a IHs immar-!
ance assent. T wgfMr bmM In -;
Oklahoma k ail right, but it fe jtna x well
to have -otnethi8g So fall back upon.
Thfe c9ioo of eooatry aa bm vtart
by eopiutfct A&owars darinx th P- two ,
wtefc. and late earn cowing on in
giwad fekape. aal protnifcea od.ctap.
AU kiMfe of YosetRbfe ms pfeMtad aaii
there i- no eae far aym; do smUar i
Oklahoma, &ajte tis Ummr Omtizz
rate a woolen a, ran one ko to nrrtxA
any ttzna ooeaiwc '- th vtotQ er nmjta.
Tha. ima a Ur t,n trxm, girt avt
a cfle&9fee eo- ; :A4J. and then wha
ray work fia. , I Up uff the aaoqee
and apron, and mu: I am dresaod &in
fr the purler or eacapany ! th ku1
botxhk. I wald ao be xilbcat tie
tacqna tar many thnes the coat sad troabia