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M. M. 3llTRDOCK, Kdltor.
Xotlce Is hereby Riven that a delegate convention
of the Republicans of Sedgwick county, Kansas, will
be held at Garfield hall, in the city of Wichita, on
Saturday, August "J, 1830, at the hour of 10 o'clock a.
m.. for the nomination of candidates t or
Clerk of the District court.
Superintendent of public Instruction, and
Sixteen delegates to the Republican state conven
tion. , , ,
There will also be held at the same place, and im
mediately after the adjournment of the Republi
can county convention, a convention to nominate a
candidate for representative for the Eighty-fourth
representative district; and also a convention to
nominate a candidate for representative of the
Eiehty-second district, and also to nominate a can
didate for commissioner of the First commissioner
The representative convention for the -'ehty-third
Representative district will meet Immediately
after the ndjournment ol the county convention for
the purpose of nominating a candidate for repre
sentative for said district.
The various townships and wards arc entitled to
the f ollowlns representation:
WICHITA CITY. MO..I TOWXSIIir. DEI.
First ward 35 Kechl G
Second ward 28 Mncoln j?
Third ward Si Morton
Fourth w..rd CH'Minneha 4
Fifth ward 14 Xiunetcah j
Sixth ward 17jOhlo. ..... 3
townships. West Park... 5
Attica East Park 1
fton 2: Payne
Delano 4'Rockford, North 4
Erie .... 2 Rockford, South 3
Eagle SjSalem 4
Orant fi.Shcrman 4
Greely 6;Union fi
C.ypsum 5; Viola 3
Garden Plains, North.. 1 Valley Center. Isorth.... 2
Oarden Plains, South.. 3i Valley Center, South.... .1
Grand River, 31 Waco 6
Illinois 3WichIta 6
The delegates will be selected at the primaries to
be held at tho usual voting places in the townships
on Thursday, August 7, lt?J0, between the hours of 2
and 4 p. m. .,..,.
Primaries will beheld in tho various wards of the
cltv of Wirhlta, at the usual voting places, on the
tame day as In the townships, between the hours of
4 and 7 p.m.
The delegates to the county convention from the
various representative districts shall constitute the
delegates at the represeutatlve convention, and like
wise in tho commissioner's district, unless the ar
rangement is changed by order ot Unrepresentative
committee in the Eighty-third district.
Uy order of tho Central committee.
J E. Hexlzs", Chairman.
John Eelley, Secetary.
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION.
A delegate convention of the Republicans of Kan
sas will bo held in the city of Topeka, on Wednes
day, the 3d day of September. 1630, at tho hour of 4
o'clock p. m., for the nomination of candidates for
Chief justice of the supreme court.
Secretary of state.
Auditor of State.
Treasurer of state.
Superintendent of public Instruction.
Delegates to the convention meuMonod above shall
be elected by county conventions, duly called by tho
several county Republican committees, under such
rules and regulations ab may be by them prescribed.
The basis o apportionment of delegates to said state
convention will lie one delegate at largo for each
county of the state, and one delegate for every 400
voters or fraction of'XWor more votes cast for Eu
gene F. Ware for elector at large in the election of
18SS; under which rule delegates are apportioned to
the several counties as follows:
COUNTIES, DI.I.EG'IS.ICOUNTIES. DEDEG'TS.
Allen C Linn
Decatur. . i
.. 7 Ness
.. 0 Norton
.. 4 Pawnee
.. 7 Pottawatomie..
.. 9 Pratt
.. a Hawlina.
.. f Reno
.. .1 Riley
.. 3 Hooks
.. 7 HuMi
.. 2 Kuxsell
. 2 Shawnee
. 2 Smith
,. T Stafford
. 0, Stanton
. 2 Stevens
.. 2iSumner ,
,. G Thomas
, 7 Trego
. 7! Wabaunsee
. f, Wallace
., 2 Washington
- fi Wichita
. 2! Wilson
. 2, Wyandotte
4 Total 5M
Tho secretaries of the several county conventions
ore instructed to forward to the undersigned secre
tary at Topeka. Kansas, a certified copy of the cre
dentials of their several delegates, immediately
upon the adjournment of the county convention.
Raid credentials to be received at Topeka not later
thnn the evening of September 2. From these cre
dentials the Republican stato central committee
will prepare a roster of those entitled to participate
In the preliminary organization of the convention.
By order of tho committee.
HENRY BOOTH. Chairman.
B10XS. HUTCniNS. Secretary.
BTATE REPUBLICAN RESUBMISSION CONYEN
A delagato convention of tho Republican Reub
Jnisslonlstis of Kansas will bo held In tho city of
Wichita, on Tuesday, tho 0th day ot September, at
the hour of 10 o'clock a. in., for tho nom.nation of
Chitf J ustlco of tho supreme court,
Secretary of utate.
Auditor of state.
Treasurer of stnte.
Superintendent of Public instruction.
The basis of apportionment of delegates to said
ftatc convention will be one delegate at large for
tach covnty of the state, and one delegate lor every
00 voters or fraction of 2(M or more votes cast for
Eugene F. Ware for elector at largo iu the election
nflsSS, under which rule delegates aro apportioned
t the several counties as follows:
Marlon , 7
Coffey , 6
Kingman s.... 6
The chairman of each Republican Resubmission
County Central Comraltte will forward credentials
to the undersigned secretary at Topeka, Kansas.
Said credentials must be received before September
f , ISO. By order of committee.
A. I.. ALLEN,
If it as hot in Kansas City as it in To
peka, a person can hardly be blamed for
getting out ou the roof these nights to
get a fresh breath and cool off.
An excursion boat plies between
Leavenworth, Kansas and, Avestern Mis
pouri, for the sole puqxe of carrying
toughs and selling vile liquors. The
boat Sunday last, contained two hundred
and fifty people, principally drinkers, on
"America is a funny country," said a
foreigner the other day in tho hearing of
the Boston Journal. "If you ask a per
son to oblige you Avith a two cent stamp,
he feels insulted at your offering him
the money for it, but if. you ask hini for
a match, he sa,rcastically asks you why
jou don't buy some."
THE MORE YOU STIR, IT THE WORSE
A number of papers are playing the
hypocrite in criticising the Kansas City
Times for' exposing Rev. -Gen. Campbell.
The lachrymose condition of some
of these editors Avould be pitiful if
the tail of the crocodile did not protrude
about four feet from beneath their brine
saturated linen. In the intervals of their
sniffles and snuffles they whine that
Campbell wa but a man and a brother
and to expose all the individual lapses
and frailties of each other would be
Bah! Rev.-Gen. A. B. Campbell Avas
not a "man" nor a "brother" in any such
sense. He Avas held up as a divinely or
dained preceptor rand model. He Avas of
the head and front of prohibition in Kan
sas, Avhose business it Avas to go about
and denounce as "whiskyites" and as
"runi-nosers" and "beer-suckers" true
temperance men avIio happened to ques
tion the Avisdorn or the success of prohi
bition. He Avas set up in the pulpits of
all denominations as an example for our
boys, and when his Aveakness and frail
ties Avero pointed out to the Republican
bosses, avIio run Kansas, by honest men,
they Avere told to attend to their own
When men avIio are set up as moral,
religious and temperance leaders deliber
ately debauch themselves, those avIio
Avould shield them, or even plead that
they be not exposed, are rotten them
seh'es. We haA-e no idea that the Times
Avas moved by any great desire to protect
Kansas morality in its expose, but all the
same Campbell, Avh'oso business it has
been to denounce just such weakness in
others, should be the last one to claim
the cloak of christian forbearance.
i.N EXASPERATING SITUATION.
The statement that the French Avheat
crop is rotting and that the loss Avill
amount to nearlv one hundred million
dollars, is a brief description of a terrible
situation in that country, Avhile the sit
uation in Russia is described as being lit
tle if any better. If that is the case
there cannot possibly be any question of
over-production of Avheat iu the United
States this year, for there Avill be a lack
ot ureatl hi those countries, ana our
wheat Avill be needed.
Now, if there avsis no such thing as
speculation, the price of the product in
this country Avould simply riso to meet
this extraordinary demand, and the pro
ducer Avould be-benefitted Avith compara
tively little suffering to the consumer;
but that is by no means Avhat will hap
pen, for, unquestionably, Avhile the But
terworth bill remains unenacted as law,
the speculator will reap the harvest, and
betAveen the starving populace in tho
east and the Aveary Avestern farmer,
there stands this unnecessary individual
today, who Avill, from this distress, in
all probability, seize the lion's share of
profit. He is already taking adwmtage
of the unfavorable prospects for a full
corn crop and is getting in his Avork on
that cereal. As between him and the
bucket shop manipulator the producer is
to be A'ictimized again, Avhile tho guard
ians of the people's interests are as dumb
as a sea crab and ready to act after its
.IS IT A SPECULATIVE TRICK.
The plea set up by the opponents of
silver legislation by congress before that
body passed the silver bill a few days
ago, Avhich plea seemed to contain the
strongest argument offered, to-Avit: that
the passage of the bill Avould cause this
country to bo flooded Avitli foreign silver
bullion, ahead' proves to bo a A'isionary
scare only. Notwithstanding the passage
of tho objectionable measure the move
ment of siher bullion is decidedly the
other Avay, the foreign demand and ex
ports from here being considtrably
greater than at any time for several
years. This may be a scheme to thwart
the purposes of the government as pro-A-ided
for in the recent enactment to in
crease the A-oIume of circulation on a
bullion basis, but if so it Avill be only
temporary, for it Avill be an easy matter
for congress to provide for any deficiency
that may be developed. Greenbacks
proved a very popular and satisfactory
currency and no doubt Avould again if
it should become necessary to issue it.
Tho demand for morn money is Avell
nigh universal and imperative and this
Avill not be checked nor satisfied by any
mere sjxjculatiA'o trick. By the Avay. the
condition of the bullion market referred
to presents another strong argument in
favor of free Mexican ores.
OUR TRADE BALANCES.
The following table shows for the fiscal
year 18S8-9 the import and export trade
between the United States' Europe, Asia,
and the countries of the Avestern hemis
phere (with the exception of the Domin
ion of Canada):
Ralances....$17I,71S,0rt) $123,0tK.OW fcvV2.XW
It appears, therefore, that while as be
tween the United States and Europe there
was a balance of 171.718,000 in favor of
this country, as betAveen this country and
the rest of the New World, including the
Dominion, there Avas an adverse balance
This showing emphasizes the Avisdorn
of Mr. Blaine's proposition for commer
cial reciprocity Avith the American
countries, Avhich if inaugurated could
not but enure to our commercial" inter
ests. Tho Wiclrtta Eagle says "The Missottri
river be darned.'' IIoav would the EAGLE
like to have its own Arkansas profaned at
in that .t vie. Atchison Champion.
That has nothing to do Avith the case;
but since the esteemed contemporary
professes ignorance avo Avill inform it
that in the same line and for the same
purposes, if not in the same connection,
the Eagle has performed the same ser
vice for the Arkansas. The truth is, aud
more's the pity 'tis true, Kansas' streams
are not navigable, by a dam site, either
above or below.
The eonato of Venezuela at Caracas
has lately passed a measure embodying
the taxation of bachelors on the ground
that they enjoy peculiar privileges for
Avhich they make no return. Fathers of
families, say the senate, support children
and promote the "moral perfection of
society." All bachelors must therefore
be taxed according to their incomes and J
the revenue i nus aenveu snail promote
the introducing of other people's children
into . Venezuela. Should such a laAv
pass tho American sennte, a bachelor
Avould soon be a "rara avis."
The election of a Republican treasurer
in Kansas City seems to have revived the
drooping spirits of the denizens thereof.
They are holding mass meetings nightly
now to devise ways and means "to make
the town bigger and better." There is
nothing like restoring confidence to get
a crowd to Avork.
The Russian Avheat yield is deficient and
the grain of a very poor quality. The
French wheat crop is but little short of a
bad failure. The English fields haAre been
flooded with water a large part of the
summer, which has resulted in an exten
sive rotting of the crops. It seems strange
that prohibition should affect those people
so badly. That is what does it all in Kan
sas. Kansas City Gazette.
Per coutra it is strange that Prohibi
tion does not prevent such conditions,
since its champions sets it up as a pana
cea for all ills, physical as Avell as moral.
George Martin's jealousy Avill not
brook a trenching upon his preserves
from any quarter, as Avitness this from
his Gazette: "In view of the action of
the Republicans of the Second congress
ional district Ave laugh every time we
pick up George T. Anthony's speech at
Lawrence on the smelter. The people of
Kansas Avant diversified industries
among them, and no dried up, petrified
ideas of the tariff or anything else must
stand in the Avay."
Xo rain has fallen in nortlnvestern
Indiana for nearly two months and
farmers are almost in desnair. The
Avheat crop is turning out badly; oats
are a failure and corn is burnt up and
damaged beyond repair. The potato
crop is a total failure and prices are
rapidly advancing. Sunday prayers for
rain Avere offered up in all the churches
of Fort Wayne, and. special prayer
services for rain Avill be continued dur
ing the Aveek. The outlook for the
farmers is indeed gloomy.
The Philadelphia Ledger has ascrtain
ed that the new census Avill leave New
York and Indiana pivotal states. Hoav
the census can determine the political
state of a community Ave are at a los3 to
understand, the enumeration being es
sentially non-partisan. But granting
that the Ledger's information is correct,
it makes little difference to the Republi
can party as touching its chances of suc
cess, since it calculates on receiving a
sufficient increase in strength in the new
Avest to OA-ercome any possible loss it
may sustain in the east.
The effect in Mexico of the signing of
the silver bill seems to be advantageous
to our exports. The Mexicans Avere
afraid of free coinage in the United
States. It is claimed that now there will
be a largely increased out-put of silver
under stimulus of a rise in price Avhich
Avill reduce exchange on the United
States and thus act in favor of the im
portation into Mexico of all classes of
American manufactures. fJIoney in
M exico is reported as easy and tho pros
pect for business in the autumn and
The Atchison Champion makes the un
qualified declaration that "the Kansas
Republican state convention, Avhich
meets in September, Avill renominate
Governor Humphrey, Lieutenant Gov
ernor Felt, Secretary of State Higgins,
Attorney General Kellogg, Superintend
ent of Instruction Winans and Chief Jus
tice Ilorton, and the people Avill proceed
to elect them bA- ample majorities in No-A-ember."
And A;et the Champion keeps
up its crusade against Senator Ingalls.
It ought to fix up some sort of compro
mise Avith itself for consistency's sake if
If congress decides to go into the in
vestigation of the allegations of corrup
tion in the passage of the silver bill, as
set up by the Alliance paper at Washing
ton, D. C, provided for in the Oates reso
lution introduced in the house Tuesday,
it will establish a precedent that Avill
give it Aork enough in that line to ex
tend the session to the beginning of the
next Avithout exhausting the subject. If
the investigation called for Avere made
it Avould amount to nothing. It is com
promising enough that such allegations
should be made, though it does not neces
sarilv follow that there is ground for it.
The project of an international rail
road is likely to become a reality sooner
than is generally supposed. Congress
has agreed to an appropriation
for surveying the proposed line of
the road. Maps, profiles, surveys and
papers Avhich Avere owned by delegates
to the Pan-American congress are under
examination by engineers. It is claimed
that the road Avill traverse a healthy
country, perfectly free from malaria
and at all points Avithin a shore distance
of the greatest gold and silver bearing
region in the Avorld. The road Avill cross
and connect 20,000 miles of navigable
Editor Hoch of the Marion Record,
avIio av.is also the representative from
Marion county in the last legislature, is
clearly entitled to the nice things the
Emporia Republican says about him: he
he is a gentleman and a scholar, but if
the Republican had Availed just one day
before it made such a spread-eagle
demonstration over Avhat Mr. Hoch said
in his paper about Senator Ingalls. and
until the Marion count- Republican con-A-enrion
disposed of his anti-Ingalls reso
lution by sitting down on it with a prac
tically unanimous vote and much en
thusiasm, the Republican Avould probably
have saA-ed itself and Mr. II. lxth the
awkwardness of the attitude in Avhich
the said publication places them before
the country. The Republican is in a
Another nogro deportation, or rather
emigration scheme is announced. J.
Milton Turner of the United States, it is
said, is at the head of a syndicate of
wealthy men which has secured from
the Mexican government a large tract of
land in one of the rich valleys of central
Mexico upon which the negroes from the
south avIio can be induced to go Avill be
colonized and furnished Avith lioioes. Of
course there is nothing to restrain the
colored population of the south from
going to Mexico or anyAvhere else they
choose, neither is there anything to com
pel them to go. The colored population
of this country are as much at home
here as any other portion of the com
munity and it is their privilege to go
and come at will, but they are not likely
to fall over each other in tlietr desire and
liaste to follow the man Turner any-AA-hore
or at any time.
If congress will but act upon the sug
gestion of the president in the matter of
excluding all lottery matters from the
United States mails the Louisiana
banditti that parades under the cabalis
tic initials of the "La. S. L." wDl find its
1,200,000 franchise from the Louisiana
legislature a Avhite elephant of huge pro
portions on its hands. It is not quite
clear that it is competent for congress to
extend the restriction to the express
companies and other common carriers
not under the control of the government,
but if the iniquity is deprived the use of
the mails absolutely it will be so handi
capped as to very materially modify its
harmf ulness and destroy its profitable
ness. "Will congress do it?
Axdale, Kan., July 29, 1890.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
I see in your paper of this date a letter
fromF. M. Doffelmeyer of Maize, in
Avhich he makes the assertion that at a
recent county meeting of the Alliance of
this county that they passed a resolution
declaring themselves as opposed to the
members of the Alliance affiliating as
committeemen, delegates or as members
of any of the old parties. Thinking you
are Avilling to publish the truth I make
bold to Avrite and to contradict
the assertion as I was a mem
ber of said convention. I know
not where Mr. D. got his information,
but I do know there Avas no such a reso
lution adopted, in fact there Avas not a
committee on resolution, and there were
no political resolutions of any kind
adopted. Our people have quit resolving
and have gone to Avork. We agree in
A'hat he claims that President Polk said.
Now if Mr. D. can sIioav me a paper or a
member of that body that Avill substan
tiate his statement I Avill present him
Avith a chromo.
Please give this a prominent place on
your editorial page as you gave Mr. D's.
talse statement, lours respectfully.
RESUBMISSION VS. PROHIBITION.
Opposition to Resubmission a Mistake
National Prohibition the Only
From the Leavenworth (Prohibition) Times.
Iuch has been said and AA-ritten on this
subject pro and con, but the fact is ap
parent that the difference of opinion on
this question has caused a serious deflec
tion from the Republican party, resulting
in the organization of Aiiat the malcon
tents are pleased to name the "Resub
mission Republican party."
The prohibitionists by their unnecessa
ry and strenuous opposition to resubmis
sion are entirely to blame for this state of
affairs, Avhich has caused dissension in
and Aveakened the very party to Avhoin
the friends of temperace must look for
the support tending to the wholesome re
strain of the saloon element. The Re
publican press delights in naming the.
Democratic party as the champion of tho
Avhisky power, but Iioav can Ave reconcile
the present movement Avith these asser
tions? The fact is temperance has, as it
should have, many friends, advocates
and supporters in both parties. For this
reason I call the opposition to the resub
mission agitation an error, both morally
and politically , morally is showing a Avant
of confidence in our good sense and prin
ciples and maintining discord and strife
the sooner this question, which has as
sumed important proportions, is resub
mitted to the people, the sooner it will be
settled definitely and forever. The
friends of the cause need not fear the
result. The Avriter has been in a posi
tion for the past three 3'ears enabling
him to carefully analyze the general
sentiment of the people on this subject,
and feels confident that the moral sense,
loA-e of home and family of the citizens
of this good state can be relied upon, and
that if put to a popular -ote the saloon
Avill be siiOAed under too deep for any
possible resurrection hereafter. The
political power of the prohibition party
as an independent factor, never did,
Avill or ever can amount to anything.
As a matter of fact they have
only succeeded in Aery rare instances to
elect their man when carried on a
straight ticket, nor is an absolute union
Avith either of the other parties advisable
or good policy as it only invites the
stronger opposition to their cause from
the opposing party. In my opinion the
friends of temjerance should in a meas
ure cease direct political agitation in
state and national politics but continue
to gain their strength through church,
school and the lecture field and at elec
tion vote solidly for the candidate of ,
that party Avhom they know to bo the
most favorable to their cause, to follow
this course faithfully Avill have the
natural tendency to gradually strengthen
prohibition in the state and national
legislatures until the time is ripe to
strike for national prohibition.
To some extent state Prohibition al
Avays has been and always Avill be a par
tial failure, its enforcement is a fruitless
cause of discord, perjury, enmity
amongst citizens and heaA-y expenses to
taxpayers. The cry that more intoxicants
are being sold and that more drunken
exists now than in the time of j
license, any fair-minded and observant
man knoAvs to be untrue, yet large quan
tities of beer as Avell as liquor are
sold in many of our towns and cities
through the joint, and lately the original
package house, but by far the larger
quantity is shipped in per order direct to
the individual consumer. Few people
realize Avhat an enormous amount of
money is thus diverted from our state.
While this condition of affairs preA-ails
avo are saddled A-ith the evil Avithout
deriviug one cent of revenue there
from, but are compelled to expend J
thousands upon thousands of dollars in
useless attempts at suppression. While
intoxicants in any form or guise can be
shipped into the state, prohibition is
bound to be a partial failure, and while
one prohibition state has oi its border a
license state prohibition Avill prove a very
serious drawback and detriment to the
Avelfare and prosperity of any state, be
cause vast amounts of our private means
are sent out of our state for in
toxicant':; it decreases the population of J Avere defeats that ultimately led .to Jast
our cities for the benefit of others, it j ing victories.
retanls immigration, it excludes vast
amount of capital which Avould be in
vested in the manufacture of liquor and
beer and its sale, it depreciates the value
of real estate and seriously decreases our
resources, and all this for thebenehtand
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into consideration, the aim and object of
all friends ot the temperance caue, irre
spective of parties, should be to place
all states upon an equal footing by striv
ing unceasingly and with might and
main for tlie "eventual enactment of
national prohibition, and should exper
ience in the course of time teach that
these much desired hvws cannot be se
cured, then at least labor for the passage
of such measures as will have a tendency
towards the Avholesome restriction and
regulation of the manufacturers of and
dealers in intoxicants applying equally
to all states. 2o lasting and uniform
success can ever be achieved except on
this line. Veritas.
Leavenworth. Kan.. JuIf 23. 1&&.
Mr. Phillips accuses Mr. Anderson of
grabbing 3 spoke and delaying the whirl
igig of Fifth district politics.
In soma localities in Kansas the only
difference in this year's corn crop is that
the stalk instead of the ear Avill be burned.
"Misery loves company-:" It begins to
look like Congressman Turner was agoing
to be depriA-ed of even this crumb of com
fort. Senator Ingalls receives an average of
1,200 letters a day. The services of two
typewriters are necessary to dispose of his
Another man was killed on the state
house Monday. After all, the Kansas
state house has been a great deal more
fatal than the state penitentiary.,
The man avdo Avants to be sure that he is
right then go ahead now agrees that Sam
Peters has withdrawn from the congres
sional race in the Se-enth district.
P. B. Maxson, of Emporia, says he is
not a candidate of the Farmers' Alliance
for congress. He has no ill feeling toward
the man who started the report, however.
It has broken out that Jerre Simpson,
the Farmers' Alliance candidate for con
gress in the Seventh district Avould smell
just the same under a Democratic denomi
nation. Noble Preutis has Avritten an article on
"Literature and Politics" in Kansas.
His opinion is that Bill Higgins AA-as
nominated secretary of state at the last
The St. Joseph News remarks that
"potatoes Avill be potatoes in Kansas this
year." In justice to its Kansas exchanges
the News ought to state that it didu't clip
this item from any of them.
A man claims to have caught a fish in
the Saline ri-er that Aveighed a thousand
pounds. This is not so ingenious a story
as the Iowa man tells Aho discovered
snakes with legs, but is just as good a lie.
Farmer Funston in a paroxysm of appre
hension denies that Senator Ingalls in
fluenced his A'ote. The denial comes rather
late and if it served anything at all it only
reAi-ed a little incident that was almost
After Prohibition Campbell had arrived
from Kansas City he took a drive over the
city of Topeka Avith Jim Troutman. The
most surprising tmug ot tnis Avnoie
episode is the rash disregard for the dan
gers that beset his name and reputation.
There is some doubt, notwithstanding
pretty reliable reports, that Ben Clo-er
Avill be a candidate f or go'ernor. This is a
reminder that the prospects at present
make it appear that tiie gubernatorial race
Avill lose the editor of the LeaA'enAAorth
The great meteorite that fell in LeaA'en
Avorth county the other day and immedi
ately thereafter A-aporized left a spot that
looks just like a burnt hay stack. The
man who saw the hay stack burn an 1
started the meteorite story is doing most
of the laughing.
E. W. Hock, of Marion, made a long
speech against Ingalls at the county Re
publican coin'ention, after Avhich only four
of. a hundred and forty-eight delegates
voted against an Ingalls resolution. Mr.
Hock may think he is a Winkelreid. But
a Winkelreid Avho Avill make a breach
AA'ith an army of only four hundred behind
him ought to have his pouch pun ched full
The bankrupt bill is desired more
earnestly than the McKinley tariff bill
or the Louisiana lottery bill, about which
the president sent congress a letter
From the Kansas City Star.
The Wichita Eagle says "Kate Field
is a Avoman." By and by Colonel Slur
dock Avill be claiming that Governor St.
John is a man.
Hence They Come We3t.
From the Topeka State Journal.
The plan to settle Swedes on tho de
serted farms of Vermont has failed. A
Swede knows the difference between a
stone ouary and a hay meadow as well
as anvbodv else.
Unfurl the Spanker.
From the Sallnn Republican.
Marsh Murdock disdains to notice the
Missouri rh-er in connection with navi
gation. A man avIio Avon his spuns
Avatching for ocean greyhounds is not
likely to pay much attention to alleged
From the Springfield Republican.
Speaker Reed and Representative
Rogers of Arkansas have such a cordial
hatred for on another that the other day.
Avhen the former said he had "recognized
the gentleman from Arkansas,'' the lat
ter retorted. Avith a boAv, that he claimed
no acquaintance Avith the speaker.
From the xilina Republican.
The Emporia Republican generously
gives Senator Ingalls an opportunity of
getting off the track. The magnanimity
of this offer is only equaled by the fable
of the mosquito Avhich made a proposi
tion to an elephant not to light on it if
the elenhant Avould lore a hole in it's
skin to let the mosquito suck blood one
hour a uav undisturbed.
"Will Enlarge Kansas Delegation.
From the Ieaven worth TiiD.
John M. Thurston, president of the
National Republican league, has just re
turned from Washington. Heexpresses
the opinion that congress will 'pas a
reapportionment bill at this session. If
this should be done, Kansas may have
one or two congressmen at large to elect
A Park on tbe Field of Defeat.
From U Boston UeraW.
The battle field at Chikamaugua is at
once to be turned into a national mili
tary park, a bill to that effect lutving
just passed congress". It is deemed re- !
markable that a battle fiVld where the j
Confederates Avere successful should have
been selected lor this purpose, wit it is i
tion of Bunker Mm for a montiDieot.
13mb Arere the scenes ol defeat, but tfcey
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Frost the Loadon TM BStt.
In Turkey the house in Avhich a man
lives cannot be seized for debt, and suf
ficient land must be left him to serve for
The homestead is inviola-
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,i 'rtin r-rem ? Tii . i...n... -..!a
UTC. AUD ViillUia lUUm CC1 inVJC
for his needs. This custom is universal
in Turkey. One often hears from beg
gars, as p. plea for assistance, I have
nothing in the -world but one little
house." and after the heavy winter
snows there are continual appeals for
money to repair a roof which has fallen
in." Turkey has been counted with the
barbarous countries of the woid in its
treatment of its subjects; in th
described particular, however, it looks as
if the barbarity is further west.
The tditor of the Payne Hawk pobUsfcas
the names of 253 men. Of coarse er7 oe
of them tray a gtper fcseans-e
si name k in it. The editor (
the Hawk is not goiag u go wftboct wafer
dothtrs nest winter. ard mu r
HOT WAYS SALE
Summer fabrics, white goods, satiues, challies, ging
hams, outing cloths, etc., sold cheap to clean up stock.
Gents' Fui'nishing Goods Another lot of the cele
brated unlaimdried Star Shirt at 4S cents, night shirts at
98 cents, imdershirts at 24 cents, Onyx fast black half
hose at 25 cents, gents1 handkerchiefs, collars and cuffs.
Beautiful line of ties cheap.
500 Turkish, tidies at 9 cents each.
Lace Curtain Sale jSTattinghani lace curtains $1.15
per pair. Burganis at $1.25, $1.40, $1.75 and up.
An unusual chance m Portiers, 11 pair, assorted, at
2.9S, 4 pair at 3.49, 7 pah at 4.20, Burganis up to 40!00.
Now 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 11G N Market. 'Telephone 30 1.
Guthrie proper is now a A-illage.
The Oklahoma state enpital printing
company has been organized.
The Democratic nominees in El Reno
county are all fanners.
The Republicans held a meeting in Per
kins last Tuesday e'eniug.
Payne Avants its county to be named af
ter the famous boomer Payne.
Xew sweet potatoes are on the market in
Oklahoma but are very high in prico.
The Oklahoma county candidates havo
to say how they stand on the capital ques
tion. The surprising part of this campaign so
far, is that none ot the papers have charg
M. L. IJixler, a AAell known newspaper
man in Oklahoma, has receied the nomi
nation for councilman in his county.
There Avill be an old soldiers reunion
held in Fall City tho first Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday in September.
An effort is being made to get an appro
priation from congress to defray the ex
pense of the present county government.
The assistant secretary of state of Kan
sas is a brother to the assistant secretary
of state of Oklahoma. Two of thu Ornur
The trustees of Gutrie have been select
ed. They are James W. Snyder, George
E. Mandv, A. C. Schnell, Captain Charles
Day W. S. Spencer.
There are noAV in the Guthrie land ofllco
sixty cases winch belong in the now land
ollic'e that ha-e been set for hearing prior
to the date of probable opening of the
Oklahoma City land oflice September 1.
Fort Reno "is to 1ms made a twolvo
company pot and one of the most import
ant in the United States. New barracks
and stables and other buildings are being
constructed and an army of Avorkmon are
pushing matters to a finish.
The Kiowa Indians are beginning to
spend tlieir grass lease money, that they
received a Aveek ago, in this city, says the
Oklahoma City Journal, borne are in
vestigating in Avagons harness, spring
Avagons and plows, aud others are laying
in a supply of groceries and red blankets.
Says Milt Reynolds: We haA'e known
dryef years but "it is dryer here this year
than usual We want to say to the breth
ren that Oklahoma is all right. Ten years
from now Oklahoma Avill be one of tho
brightest suites in the union. Ten years
from now there is not a settler upon a
claim in the Second or Oklahoma county
Avho, if he is industrious and sober and hn
his health, avIio Avill not be worth from
10,000 to $15,000.
lion. M. W. Reynolds, Republican can
didate at large for representative, an
nounces the folIoAAing appointments,
Avreu he Avill address the people on the is
sues of the day:
Hennessey Tuesday. July 90, 8 p. m.
Kingfisher Wednesday, July 30.
Reno Thursday, July 81.
Frisco Friday, August 1.
Guthrie Saturday, Aueiift 2.
Ed mond Monday, August 4, 3 p. m.
Oklahoma City .Monday, August 4, 8
The El Reno Ilerald says that the Hotel
Caddo AA-ill soon haA'e completed its march
from Reno City to the pile choen for it In
that city. The' building is the largest of
its clahs in the territory, and the job of
moving it Avas a titpendoti one. The db
tance was four miles, up and down hill,
and it Avas neceswiry to buikl a substantial
bridge oxer the Xorth Canadian river on
Arnica to cross the stream. Mrs. Mors,
proprietress of the hetel, hail expected to
have the hone open to th public two
months ago. As soon a the building
reaches it .-ite, which will be in two or
thw days, the work of erecting a large
addition will be begun.
The payment of erass lease mooey to the
Kiowa ami Comanche tribes takes place at
the agency at Anadarko this week. This
payment is made by tbe cattlemen, who
have had the lawk leased since 14 at S
cents per acre. The payment this time is
40.000. There are 2.IK2 members of the
two tribes, ami this money is divided, pro
rata among tbern. A number of members
of the tAvo" tribes have at previous pay
ments refused to accept their bare of the
money, but this time they came in with
the others. This is. no doabt, tbe last pay
ment of tbe kind that will be made as tbe
order of the president reqaires all cattle to
be moved from tb reserratioM by October
1. and forbids tbe future leasing of lands
tut rtw nervalfcBA.
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u. w.., n thr -t antiA r..
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ra upon him when ihrv had bitn at
pistols in bis far ordered arm to "give
up," which he cookl not help bat do. as
tbej crowded him against tbe wall, jrtVinsf
him no show whatever for Artew-. Taerr
were about tn or eleven ia numhr and
all had wbat appeared Ut be a white sack
of .om kind over their beads. Placing a
rope aroaod his seek, two of ttw nowtr
took him by the .shoaiders and the other
took hold of the rope and started with him
for a creek ckw by. la soing along
Tbad's foot dipped and caused aim to fail
and he was dragged by thr roptf aroutpl
his nck for about ten or fifties yard
"When they pave aim a chance to rue be
did m. and s-c tbe wm? time taking &
rope off his eck, but holding it as though
it waa --till eocirctiog bis neck until they
reached the creek when be dropped the
rope and as he did so one of umj men
whirled around and md9 tbe eod at
tempt to shoot him. be ttrt Mm was et
over tbe mark by Thad hituojf the fAmUA
and the next time be struck the pistol
down and tbe hall wit through & ent
between the knee and hip. As ooa a he
could he nut and was followed by a rain of
lead but as he ran he stamMed and tho
sfcots were not cfTe-Ctfrre. Thad
ays be hit the one who tried to kill Mm
fint and th&t fee beikrrei he lct lift m&
trrvashtnt. There was in the boae at Um
1 1-me tkree little tors ysho btbrnecd a tic
i neighbors. They AA-ere fastened up in tho
house until after the shooting and Avero
then told to stay live minutes longer and
then they could go home. Thad went to
one of tho neighbors and procuring a shot
gun returned to the house on his farm and
passed tho lmlance of tho night there.
Another notice avils posted this week for
X. P. .Momn to quit tho country inside of
twenty days or suffer tho penalty of death.
The charge avils that hu had loaned his gun
to a band of horse thievos at soma tune
past. They seem to havo a grudge against
thu cow1k3" fraternity and wish to brand
them all as horse thieves. Hennessey
Here are four farmers who going to lay
up money iu Oklahoma this yeor beside-
turning a waste of prairie sod into fertile
fields, the Oklahoma Journal relutos. Mr.
AV. II. Young, hi three sons and his son
in-law located on claims thorve mlies
northwest of Rritton on last .March. Tho
first sign of an improvement on the places
avils the erection of a tent the day they
located on the places. They had live good
horses and all necessary farming imple
meats, and Avhat was better ttll thu neves
sary machinery for handling broom corn.
There whs a great deal ot Avork to do get
ting up" houses to live in. fencing,
putting up sheds, etc.. but Avith
all there Avork they succeeded m
breaking seventy-five ncres of prnine
sod, not iu the usual Avay but in a manner
calculated to put the ground iu a condi
tion for growing crojw. On a fourteen
inch breaking pfow they attached threo
horses. This they followed with a twelve
inch stirring plow drawn by the other two
horses. In that maimer the ground avms
stirred live or six inriir deep. On thin
they nut an Anne harrow which thorough
ly pulverized the ground. Forty-live acres
were planted in hn mm .r, the remainder
being used for rti and other crops. After
planting, (he crop did not recatvs an hour
of attention until ready to narvast. Twenty-five
acres of the broom corn has been
harvested ami is in tbe shed. It Is Ihe
largest yield ever known to Mr. Young,
although he is an oh I broom corn
raiser, the yield leing one-halt ton per
acre. The later crop will not yield -.o
well but Avill make a grst clan crop. Alto
gether they will probably get twenty tons.
Thej are all experienced broom makers
and will manufacture it all into brooms.
This will keep them busy all winter. The
cnp will make 1,'JUUdoxen brooms Avhkrh
can be M)it at an average pries of ,
making fci,400 for their broom oorn crop.
They have not paid out a dollar for help
and the shed used in curing was built
Mles and bav, und only required a ca-h
outlay of $3J. A hundred dollars will
prolMbly cover the entire cash outlay
Jk-sides tending to thoir broom corn th-y
had time to put up bay for all their sfcm k,
break out good fields and raise other cn
The broom corn crop has not required over
half their time, and yet they clear an aver
age of $600 for each perwon engaged. A
good showing for the hrst year on an Ok
Most people cxe nid miserable by what
some clever writer on utifutte haadnbbed
"systematic entertainment." "It is Im
perative,'' this authority remind ca, "to
respect the wishes oid pecu&erttits o4th
visitor. It Is ndt lnfregnafCly tLo caw-that
& visitor in tho fatal! hi not oXteand to
have umoment'a rait, bet la LSiwid from
one to the other t" bo talked toortabe
amnsod as their fancy my EOa-aA. TJi
dsr theso u ream stances a pir-eii often
goes to bed at clsht worn tmsZ la hady and
mind, instead of tcn&n tbai duy has
beon on of peace and rest. TiibcoajAaot
effort at ootert-inlDg is HHjHitnm tbe
cauftco tbonhartcrdaof --rfsfta. Tho iiuiji
wbloh is sfst asido in wi-jr -veal regrrWsd
home for tha carets shoold be, wbritz occu
pied, ULored against latrcdcn. and tho pri
vacy of its elod doors nhoald b respect
ed. If tbe visitor xioavl see fit epead a
portion cf the ttm- in s&ofotioa th coftar
talnor fchoald nrt r--ard Ifcas a !f-r that
tbe oojapaoioaal tV- fjaJrjr haa been
found nnplaacant and Tr&proiltafclt."
xpeotlr To Xloch.
Mrs. Poterby 1 sun afraid that our son
Johnny hi ifctting into bad Esbitn.
Jndje Petorby He may turn oat to Ix
a grN-t ji.a nevertheless. Boms of tha
f-vuM. men who evor lived bsd had habits.
"But he dees not ibavr any other sfgas
of iiog a great raan "
"Well. yoi au't exp-rt ererrtW-jg frotr.
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