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M. T. MlTKIOCK, Kdltor.
JA3EES R. HALLOWELL,
Xotlcc Is hereby given that a delegate convention
of the Republicans of .Sedgwick county Kansas. will
Ems held at Garfield nalUn the city of Wichita, on
Saturday. AURiist a. ISO, at the hour of 10 o clock a.
ai.. for the ngiuinatlou of candidates for
Clerk of the District court.
Probate judce. .
Superintendent of public instruction, and
Sixteen delegates to the Republican state conven-
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 Einht -fourth
representative district, and also a. convention to
dominate a candidate for representative of the
KUzhty-eecond district, and also to nominate a can
didate for commissioner of the 1-lrst commissioner
The representative convention for the Kichty
.rjj TV..,-t..iiru.iiitrift.wtii mMt iminwiiat'lv
after the adjournment of the county convention for
the purpose of nominating a candidate for repre
sentative for said district.
The various townships and wards aro entitled to
the following representation:
WICHITA CITY. WEI-' TOWNSHIP. IEI.
First ward 'JV1, ?
Second ward 23' Lincoln
Third ward tft'Mprton a
Fourth w.ird 31 Mlnncha. 1
Fifth ward ll'Mnnescah
Sixth ward ...l7Ohio ... ;
townships. West Park j
Attica O.ast Park 1
fton 2 Payne
Delano -. 4'Rockford, North. 4
yrie 2 Rockford, South 3
Eagle" 6'SaIem 4
Grant 6 Sherman
C.roely C Union
Garden Plain". North.. 1 Valley Onter. North.... 2
Garden Plains, South.- 3j Valley Center, South.... .
Grand River, :,LvXac.. !'
Illinois 3 Wichita C
The delegates will be selected at the primaries to
le held at the usual voting places in tho townships
on Thursday, August 7. 1S80. between the hours of 2
undl p.m. . , , ..
Primaries will be held in the various wards of the
city of Wichita, at the usual voting places, on the
bame day as in the townships, between the hours of
4 and 7 p.m. .,
The delegutcs to the county convention from tlio
various representative districts shall constitute the
oeieeaies at. me repreiuuiuowiuiai"" ..
wise in Oie commissioner's district, unless the ar
rangement Is changed by order or the representative
committee in the Eighty-third district.
Uy order of tho Central committee.
JR. Hkxlzy, Chairman.
John Kellett. Secretary.
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION.
A delegate convention of tho Republicans of Kan-
Fas will be held in the city of Topeka, on Wednos-
.in.. ihu ,inr nf oTitm her. IKx). at thn hour of 4
o'clock p. m.. for the nomination of candidates for
Chief justice of the supremo court.
Secretary of state.
Auditor of State.
Treasurer of state.
Superintendent of public Instruction.
Delegates to the convention mentioned above shall
be elected by county conventions, duly called by tho
several 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 bo one delegate at largo for each
county of the state, and one delegate for every 400
voters or fraction of 'HM or more votes cast for Eu
gene F. Ware for elector at large in the election of
JRb6; under which rule delegates are apportioned to
the several counties as follows:
COUNTIES, Dtl.KQ'TSJCOUNTIES. DEDEG'TS.
Allen 6'Linn jj
Anderson 0 Logan '
Atchison. 9 l.yon SJ
Barber 3 Marion
Rrown s, Meade -
Chaso 4 Mitchell -r
Chautauqua .r Montgomery K
Cherokee KIMorris 5
Clay tJINeosho B
Cloud 7 Ness ?
Coffey ti Norton
Comanche.. 2, Osage HJ
Cowley ll'Osborno o
Crawford SllOttawa .r
Decatur , 4 Pawnee "'
Dickinson Kl'lilllips .r
Doniphan 7 Pottawatomie
Douglas i Pratt 1
Edwards 2Rnwlins 4
Elk .llReno '.'
Ellis .Republic 7
Ford 3. Rooks 4
Franklin T'ltuih 3
Gnrfleld 2 KuM-il :
Geary 4'SalIne 7
Grant. 2 Scott 2
Gove 2 Sedgwick NS
Graham 3 Seward 2
Gray 2 Shawnee 20
Greenwood Tisheridan 3
Greely 2 Sherman
Hamilton 2 Smith
Harper. SlStafftvd 3
Harvcv..... dStnnton 2
Haskell 2 Stevens 2
Hodgeman 2 Sumner 10
.Taokson 6Tlioinas 3
Jefferson , 7'Trego 2
Jewell 7 Wnbaum-ee '
Johnson ti Wallace 2
Kearney 2'Wanhington '.'
Kingman Si Wichita 2
Kiowa SlWIlson 0
l.aliette SlWoodsoii 4
Lane 2'Wyandotte - 15
Lincoln 4' Total Ml
'I ho s-ecretaries of the several county conventions
nre instructed to forward to the undersigned secre
tary at Topeka, Kansas, a certified copy of tho cre
dentials of their several delegates. Immediately
upon the adjournment of the county convention,
-aid credentials to be received at Topeka not later
than the evening of September 2. From these cre
dentials the Republican state central commltteo
will prepare a roster of those entitled to participate
in the preliminary organization of the convention.
Rv order of tho committee.
HENRY BOOTH, Chairman.
BIOXS. HUTCH INS. Secretary.
KTATE REPUBLICAN RESUBMISSION CONVEX
A delogate convention of tho Republican Rcsub
miFsIonists of Kansas will bo held in the city of
"Wichita, on Tuesday, the !th day of September, at
the hour of 10 o'clock a. m., for tho noni.naUoii of
Chief Justice of the supreme court.
Secretary of state.
Auditor of !tate.
Treasurer of state,
Superintendent of Public instruction.
Thcltasisof appoitionment of delegates to said
state convention will be unn delegate at lRrge for
onch covnty of the state, and one delegate for every
40(1 voters or fraction of 2U0 or more votes cust for
Eugene F. Ware for elector at largo in the election
of lsSS. under which rule delegates aro apportioned
o the several counties as follows:
Cheyenne- . 3
Jewell . 7
Kingman s.... 5
Stevoos , 2
The chairman of ench Republican Resubmission
Coonty Central Committe will forward credentials
to the understfiied secretary at Topeka. Kansas.
Jakl credentials must be received before September
8, 1KU. By order of committee,
BKECtfEH STERNE. A. L. ALLEN,
Colorado claims 400,000 population, a
gain of 100 per cent in ten years.
The party whip carries a persuasive
lash. How the boys lined up when it
came to endorsements.
Tho Dodge City platform commends
Harrison and endorses Blaine in a way
that makes tariff reform bubble up and
The Sedgwick delegation wont to
Dodge in a palace car but they returned
astride the engine and were met with a
brass band and banners.
OUR CANDIDATE AND HIS PLATFORM
It is unnecessary for the Eagle to de
clare that the people of "Wichita were
highly pleased with the news from Dodge
City announcing the nomination of their
fellow townsman, Hon. James R. Hallo
well, for congress. And we hope and
believe that the action of the convention
will meet with as hearty and unanimous
an approval by the Republicans of this
the largest and most populous congres
sional district in the United States. Mr.
HallowelPs political principles and con
victions are well known. He is in full
accord with his party, state and national;
liis record as a politician in Kansas has
been a very open one. Few men will go
furtherto serve a friend and few there
are that more closely studies the wants
of the people. As a worker his enthusi
asm is catching, his energy marvelous.
As the representative of the Seventh dis
trict of Kansas in congress he will be
ever abreast the most advanced measures
of the Republican party and a conspicu
ous champion of the west and of
its great agricultural interests. As a
a friend of the veteran, and of the sol
dier's widow and of the soldier's orphans,
being an old soldier himself, all of his
impulses are Of the most generous char
acter. "When elected he will become a
recognized leader and advocate of every
proposition and measure looking to ad
equately, justly and generously reward
ing the men who jeopardized their lives
and sacrificed their health to save an un
divided country. In short, the Republi
can nominee of the Dodge City conven
tion for the Seventh district of Kansas,
is a broad-guaged man, an energetic Re
publican, an enthusiastic partisan and a
true friend, who will make one of the
most successful workers and popular
representatives that ever appeared on the
iloor of congress from Kansas. Delight
ing in public service, responsive to the
praise and sensitive to the criticisms of
his fellow citizens, it would be
next to impossible for him
ever to get far away from the convic
tions and desires of the people. No ap
plicant, however humble, will ever fail
of an earnest hearing at his hands, no
hour will ever find him too busy with
public affairs to prevent an immediate
and hearty response to the call and de
mands of his own people.
The platform upon which the conven
tion placed him contains the terse poten
cy and radical directness of a western
convention, and is Kansas through and
through; and, Mr. Hallowell is known to
be in thorough sympathy with all its
pointed enunciations touching the mate
rial issues embraced therein.
"With such a candidate and with such
a platform of principles the congressional
compaign in the Seventh district opens
out most auspiciously. The demands of
the one cover all the vital issues before
the people in uumistakable language,
while its standard bearer in the person
of James R. Hallowell, being grandly
mentally, physically and politically
equipped for the contest and ready to
meet every opponent of the Republican
party of whatever character, will move
on to a triumphant victory in November.
WHATS THE MATTER WITH KANSAS
What is the matter with Kansas City?
The Times pictorially declares that she
is going to "burst her bonds." Is her
commercial breeching getting slack,
her bellyband showingja season-crack, or
has her steamboat failed to get btick?
Such a wail for help and such a cry for
her business men to rally, as she is get
ting off is little short of pitiful, Hod
carriers are implored to stiffen their
backs, dudes begged to pay up their
home tailors and eveiwbody to im
mediately make a simultaneous rush be
fore something dreadful happens. She
groans about inactivity, moans over
"individual penuriousness," admits "dis
couraged manufacturers," howls against
"rate) discriminations" deplores "opposi
tion to public improvements" and scolds
of a general disregard to home industries.
Well, well, its all too bad.
"With her near neighbors Leavenworth.
Atchison and Topeka all rolling in pros
perity, it is a little preplexing if not en
tirely unaccountable. May it not be that
hertrouble lies in the Kansas or tail end
of the corporation? Is it not barely pos
sible that there is too much of a ten
dency in the Kansas tail to wag the Mis
souri dog? Could it bo that there is too
much cutting and slashing and packing
going on down in the Kaw boottms for
the comfort of the hill avenues: puddling
and smoke and dust in the Kansas val
ley below this hot weather for the con
tinuedhealth of the fellows higher up on
the Sni Hills? These are are only sug
gestive queries. Of course at this great
distance and with only the Kansas City
papers as a source of information, it can
not be expected that the resident of a
city that is all life and prosperitj could
understand but little if anything of a com
mercial, financial and municipal situa
tion so serious as that dipicted by the
That other anti-Ingalls paper in
Kansas, the Atchison Champion, also
copies the Marion Record's tirade against
our senior senator and adds the com
ment that the charges are serious and
well-ground. The Republicans of
Marion county, with four exceptions,
don't seem to agree with that estimate.
Fact is. whether true or not, somebody
has been uncharitable enough to suggest
that the Record and Champion are
actuated by the same cause of opposi
tion. It is evident that the people do
not care a fig for personal grievances of
a sentimental or pecuniary sort when
they stand in the way of the public in
terest. Besides elect iug state officers and con
gressmen Kebraska will vote on three
amendments to its state constitution this j
fall, lho amendments are a clause to is as well enforced in Leavenworth as in
prohibit the liquor traffic, to increase "Wichita. Tlie absence of such a declar
the number of supreme court judges ' ntiou might have left us to infer that
from three to five, and to increase the I there was at least one sober man in
salaries of judges, circuit and supreme,
to $8,000 and L3.500. Some of the state
papers express doubts that either amend-
1 ment will be adopted.
crop is to list the
The prohibition plank of the Dodge
Cite platform has quite a hole in it and
is otherwise badly cracked. Still it will
pass for a plank.
'Down with deals in futures and death
to trusts and combines," is more of the
spout of the Eagle caught by the Dodge
City Republican congressional con
vention. Leavenworth and Atchison are each
reaching after a railroad outlet, or inlet,
whichever one chooses to call it Each
line, however, is projected into poor old
The people's convention at Hastings,
Neb., Monday, nominated for congress
"W. A. McKeighan, who ran against
James Laird a few years ago and was
"We can see yet in imagination the
way the Sedgwick delegation got up on
their hinder limbs and hurrahed when
SIuss elevated the underpinning to the
The Chicago Post asks the question:
"If a man and a lady drink an original
package and a half in an hour and a
half, how long will it take three men to
see a sea serpent?'' Referred to the Iowa
man who saw legged snakes.
"We are not pessimistic in our observa
tions, but it does seem like everything is
out of joint. Even the entomologists'
calculations are all knocked into pi. The
seventeen-year locusts that were prom
ised for 1894 have already appeared in
That was a big fire in Chicago Wednes
day, but the one at Seneca Falls, "N. Y.,
was an incomparably more disastrous
conflagration as to the value of property
destroyed. Fortunately, and as by a
miracle, no lives are reported lost at
The free and unlimited coinage of
silver and the adequate increase of cur
rency called for by the Dodge City plat
form, to say nothing of the wet blanket
thrown over tho national banking sys
tem, will work a poser for the Alliance
orators in the Seventh district this fall.
That's a pretty broad platform which
absolves the nominee from all party
tenets that the district don't like, which
means also, we presume, that a resub
missionist is entitled to the vest pocket
privileges on everything except the nom
inee for congress and the county ticket.
Hon. E. L. Rush, of La Crosse, will be
or has already been announced as a can
didate for auditor of state. Mr. Rush is
the county clerk of Rush county and is
most excellently equipped for the duties
of the position of state auditor, and he
will have a formidable following in the
The Republican convention at Dodge
City demands such a reduction of the
tariff as will best subserve the interests
of agriculture, declaring agriculture to
be first and foremost in its importance,
which declaration leaves the Alliance
candidate without a chance to even
The Emporia Republican expresses the
opinion that the Kansas editors who are
denouncing the McKinley bill have never
read it. The Republican is in error, as
usual. We will be more charitable than
the Republican and say that the bill's
only defenders are those who do not
know what it contains.
The big fire in Chicago Wednesday
was in a district immediately contiguous
to the site selected for the world's fair.
This might be considered by the optimis
tically inclined as a providential inter
ference in aid of the great undertaking
by at once affording a convenient and
ready location for planting tho great
We are not much of a believer in
omens, but the demise of the Omaha Re
publican, the chief fugleman of the pro
hibition faction in Nebraska, in their ef
forts to fasten that freak of sentiment on
the constitution of that st.ite, just at this
time, may be taken as something of a
premonition as to what the outcome of
that campaign will be.
Uunle Jerry Rusk is missing a mighty
fine opportunity just now of putting to
the test his dynamite-explosion-artificial-rainfall
theory. There could hardly be
a more opportune occasion for making
the experiment, either as a fair test or
for the benefits resulting if there should
be such benefits. Try it, Uncle Jerry;
trv it now.
The marvelous growth of Salt Lake
City during the past ten years as shown
by the census returns, the increase being
over one hundred er cent, might be
attributed to the methods of mormonism
if the recent election there did not
clearly show a large influx of Gentiles.
Modern ideas of progression are decidedly
in the ascendency there jis well as else
where throughout the new west.
The chairman of the committee on
resolutions at Dodge City, in the person
of Judge Sluss, had not been reading the
Eagle to no purpose for the past year.
'More circulation," "free coinage,"
"deep gulf water," "a tariff for the
farmer." "down with the trusts." and
"away with option dealing,' has been
the song of the Eagle for two years
with a latter advocacy of a "bankrupt
law" and "Blaine's reciprocity."'
Of course there was a great howl sent
up by the "W. C. T. U. when it was pro
posed that the legislature should lower
the age of consent below thnt of grand
mothers, and the wisdom of the howl
is not questioned, but there are some
boys in the penitentiary whose adjoining
cells ought to be occupied by the women
accomplices who knew just as much as
thev will fiftv vears hence.
Colonel Dan Anthony, editor of the
Leavenworth Times and police commis-
sioner, declares that the prohibitory law
Leavenworth in Ue person of Dan An-
j thony, but as it is we are made painfully
aware that the commissioner hiinself
had filled up beyond the limit of reason.
The sure Kansas
The "force bill, so called, is a bill
which applies to the north and south
alike. It is no more a "force" law than
any other legislative enactment. It pro
vides for no gunpowder or army. The
objection to it comes from the south
where it is feared that carpet baggers
will take advantage of it to capture
states or communities through the negro
vote. There are sections of the south
where under that bill the negroes can
dominate the whites if they but pull to
gether, which fact startles the heretofore
ruling party. The only way that the
whites in some communities can hope to
run the politics will be to divide the
colored vote. The only way to do this
would be to divide the offices. Even
southern Republicans of some sections
protest against the Lodge law.
In the estimation of The Eagle the
most serious phase of American govern
ment today is that year by year it nar
rows individual freedom and enlarges
the privileges and powers of the corpora
tion. The material trust and the politi
cal combines are powers before which
the boasted personal liberty of the Amer
ican citizen is disappearing. Corpora
tions and politicians calmly talk of the
"loyalty" of the people "to them," and
laws and constitutions are being promul
gated which declare where men and
women shall and shall not work, and to
limit the choice of the number of hours
in which they shall labor.
The towns throughout the country
that have been disappointed in not secur
ing appropriations for postoffice build
ings from the present congress are to be
compensated, in a measure, by having
the free delivery system extended to
them. This implies that every town of
5,000 people expected a public building
appropriation, and it does not exag
gerate the real facts in the case very
much. The free delivery will be less
expensive to the government than
erecting the desired buildings, but it will
be a much greater convenience and
benefit to the communities in interest.
The latest scheme to secure a moun
ment for General Grant's tomb is to col
lect five cents a head from all the school
children of the country. The scheme if
adopted and carried out would produce
enough to erect the grandest mounment
on the continent, except possibly the
Washington monument at the national
capital. New York would no doubt re
joice at the adoption of the plan not
withstanding the withering rebuke it
would contain of that city's hypocrisy
President Clover seems to think that
it is a bigger-thing to be president of the
Farmers' Alliance than to be governor
or congressman. The Topeka Democrat
think-s this a good augury for the future
success and usefulness of the Alliance.
This is a questionable compliment to that
organization. If there is only one man
in it capable of running it, it would be
well for it to begin now to prepare for
the end of its existence. It practically
began that work, however, when it
entered politics as an organization.
Representative Mills is credited with
saying, since his return to Washington,
that the people of the west are not as en
thusiastically unanimous for the Demo
cratic party as they used to be.' This
declaration, taken in connection with the
fact that the Texas statesman's observa
tions were confined to the Democratic
stronghold, Missouri, may be taken as
bearing special significance. The recent
election in Kansas City may be taken as
a fair estimate of what the state will do
at the approaching election.
Colonel Jim Hallowell and his Sedgwick
county delegation rolled into Dodge City
yesterday in a special Pullman car. An
old politician like "Jim" ought to have
known better than to make such a wild
break as that. It is very strange indeed
that lie didn't stop to tfiink how such an
exhibition of "dog" would be certain to
alienate the nllalfa delegates and unite
them on t 'Farmer" Hubbard. Kansas
And that is all that a Missouri paper
knows about it. Still it is as much as
they ordinarily know about Kansas
Of Hon. J. R. Hallowell, the Republican
Nominee for Congress from the
Seventh Kansas District.
Colonel James Reed Hallowell was
born December 27, 1S42, in Montgomery
county, Pa. He was the oldest son of
"William R. and Margaret "W. Hallowell.
His ancestors on his father's side were of
old Quaker stock; his mother of German
and Scottish blood. When he was in his
7th year his father removed from Penn
sylvania to Indiana and located near
Greencastle. His father being a miller
by trade and also operating a farm,
placed him at work at an early day, par
ticularly requiring him to perform duties
in the mill, and through his industrious
inclination he acquired a thorough
knowledge of the business.
He had the advantage of such schools
as Indiana afforded in the early '50's un
til 1857, when his family removed to
Greencastle, where he was placed in a
class at the seminary under the manage
ment of the Methodist denomination. In
two years he was ready to enter a regu
lar course in Asbury "University. This
plan was concluded by a reverse of finan
cial circumstances on the part of his
father, which resulted in his father's re
moval with his family to Bellmore, Park
county, Indiana, where James engaged
with his father in the operation of a mill.
After one year he returned to Green
castle and "entered college, and was a
member of one the classes in that insti-j
tution when the war broke out. j
"When Fort Sumpter was fired i
UDOn. and Mr. Lincoln called fori
75.000 troops he was one of the first to j
enlist, and was musterea into service
April 17, 1801, in Company C, Eleventh
Indiana Zouaves, under the command of
Colonel (now General) Lew "Wallace, the
author of Ben Hur. He had early im
bibed a spirit of opposition to slavery,
and was enthusiastic in the cause of the
union. He was of a soldierly turn of
mind, and took to military tactics with
the greatest of ease, and soon became
a leading spirit in his companv. His
first contest with the Confederates was !
at Romney. "Va., where Colonel "Wallace,
after a sharp engagement, took the town.
He engaged in several otbr battles
during the three montlis' service, return
ed with his regiment and was mustered
out August 5. InH, and lmmediately
commenced the recruiting of a company
in connection with someof his comrades.
After liaving recruited between forty
and fiftv men, he united with Captiaa
George Harvev. and formed what after
wards became Company I, of the Tbirty-
first Indiana, Colonel (afterwards Gen
eral) Cruft, of Terre Haute, Ind. This
regiment was soon sent to the field,
entering Kentucky at Henderson; from
thence up the Green river to Calhoun, at
the second locks of that river, where it
remained in camp, drilling and prepar
ing for service until General Grant
moved upon Fort Donaldson. The
brigade to which the Thirty-first
Indiana belonged was ordered to
Fort Donaldson to reinforce Grant,
Colonel Hallowell accompanied his
regiment as first lieutenant of the comp
anv; was twice wounded in the contest
at Donaldson during one of the desperate
charges and taken from the field.
From Fort Donaldson his commond
moved to Pittsburg Landing. His
wounds being entirely of the flesh, he
returned in time to take part in the
battle of Shiloh, although his wounds
were, not healed. From this on he was
constantly with his command. Im
mediately after the battle of Shiloh he
was promoted to capatain of his comp
any, not yet nineteen years of age.
He was in the siege of Corinth, includ
ing all of the battles in and around that
place. From thence back to Kentucky,
where his command joinedBuell's army,
to which it formerly belonged; through
the Kentuckv campaigns, including the
fight at Mumfordsville, Perryville, Nel
son's cross roads, Goose "creek salt
works, and other contests; thence to the
battle of Stone river, Liberty Gap, Man
chester, lullanoma, Chattanooga, Chick
amaugua, and with Sherman on his
campaign to Atlanta, including 103 days
almost constantly fighting. From
Atlanta back to Pulaski; from Pulaski to
Franklin, in which battle ho was en
gaged; the battle of Nashville, and fian
ally to the close of the war in the many
Skirmishes and fights in that department.
He was promoted on the Atlanta
campaign to major, and from
that to lieutenant-colonel and
colonel of his regiment for gallant
and meritorious services, and com
manded the regiment for nearly two
years. After the surrender of Lee and
Johnston he was sent with his command
to Texas, where he remained until Jan
uary, 18G6, when they were ordered
home and mustered out of service. He
was twice complimented by general
orders, and holds five commissions
issued b- Governor Morton, and one by
Andrew Johnson, nresident of the
After returning home he engaged for
a time in the milling business with his
father; and thence went into the office
of the Hon. T. N. Rice of Rockville, Ind..
where he studied and prepared himself
for the practice of law. He took part
in the campaigns of the Republican
party in Indiana in 1868, removing to
Kansas early in the spring of 1SG9. He
located in Cherokee county, where
he was elected to the legislature; thence
to the state senate, serving with credit
to himself and his people. Before his
term as senator had expired he was ap
pointed United S ates district attorney
for the district of Kansas, which position
he held for six and a half years, making
one of tluj. most earnest yet popular
prosecuting officers the government has
had in the state. Retiring from this
office after the election of Mr. Cleve
land, ho then removed to the city of
Wichita, where he has resided ever
He was assistant attorney general
under the Murray law of the state for
Sedgwick countv from the spring of
1887 until January, 1889, in which
capacity he proved as earnest a prosecu
tor as wiiue fie was serving the govern
ment as United States attorney.
He was once elected by the people for
congressman at large from the state of
Kansas when it was thought that tho
population would justify tho admission
of an additional congressman, but the
house being Democratic, they refused to
He has served his county and state in
many other capacities. In 18S4 lie wjis
a delegate from the Third congressional
district to the Chicago convention, and
in 1888 was a delegate at large.
He is an affable, genial, companion
able man: considered a first-class lawyer;
a good talker, and is claimed to be one
of the best political stump speakers in
the state and is very popular with tho
masses. Although in his forty-ninth
year, he looks to be only about forty,
and is stout and rugged and able to en
dure any amount of campaign work.
A grain of Kansas corn is getting nearer
the diamond every hour.
Judge Peters seems to constitute the
minority in tbo state on the question of
living in "Washington on ?5,000 a year.
In the tough circles of Kansas City it
has been amended there is always room
at the top, but be Sure and pull the ladder
up after you.
The Parsons Eclipse is against Bishop
Perkins. This will relieve Mr. Perkins'
mind of the fear that no opposition was
going to develop.
Leeford Brady speaks of tho "galling
yoke of Andersonism." Such vicious
rhetoric as this would indicate tliut the
Brady baby is teething.
Next Tuesday the first legislature of Ok
lahoma will be elected and at present the
prospects are that the first legislators in
favor of the Sunflower will be in the ma
jority. A delegation of Fort Scott citizens has
called upon the governor in the interests
of Mrs. Jane H. Haynes, of Fort Scott, as
one of tho lady commissioners of the
During all this pandemonium of doubt
ful primaries, uncertain nominations and
ticklish elections, Jim Legato is in "Wash
ington, the picture of health, busy drawing
his thirty dollars a day.
The silence of Webb McXall during his
campaign suggests the idea that he is
probably in seclusion trying to determine
whether an early convention beat Turner
or nominated McXall.
It is indeed pleasurable to reflect that
the several sixty-four candidates for audi
tor in this state represent sixty-four Indi
viduals in Kansas politic who wouhl
rather hear than be heard.
The Atchison people have at last dis
covered a way to kill
Globe of that town saya:
the devil. The j
Take half of a I
good cantelope, fill with ice cream, ami tt
it and you will think you are in heaven."
The charge that Eugene Ware took off
the Lord's lost supper over a bar ao doubt
came from a man who could not compre
hend that line, "Still singing of a friend
who will keep her to the end," If he bad
the inclination to try.
CoL 'Whoop Tomlittson, of the Topeka
Democrat, has gone to Denver where be
will start a paper. Pike' Peak aad xhe
rest of the Rocky mountain family wf!I at
once lay in a large winter stock of .special
ties in reverberations.
A woman who pays a large amount of
taxes in Parsons, claims the right to pas
ture her cows on the .school boose growmis
because ?he neTer had any children to
snd to tcbooL The cane of wobw suf
frage may hare suffered in Kansas, bt tfce
Kansas woman, never.
A Vinu:tiorluu nnruarev1 villi IT Oft t
" , . r -'". r. i
.T2Ccea in toe easi as a jocicey.
ibis to. a j
little different from the general ran of j
itas about the Kaasas bov wno carries
off the Latin prizes in the eastern bJ
versities. This boy don'tknow any Latin,
but he sets H.O0O a year.
HOT WAVE SALE
Summer fabrics, white goods, satmes, cliallies, ging
hams, outing cloths, etc, sold cheap to clean up stock.
Gents1 FurnishiDg Goods Another lot of the cele
brated unlaundried Star Shirt at 4S cents, night shirts at
98 cents, undershirts at 2tt cents, Onyx fast black half
hose at 25 cents, gents' handkerchiefs, collars and cuis.
Beautiful line of ties cheap.
500 Turkish tidies at 9 cents each.
Lace Curtain Sale jSTattingham lace curtains $1.15
per pair. Burganis at $1.25, $1.40, $1.75 and up.
An unusual chance in Portiers. 11 pair, assorted, at
2.98, 4 pair at 3.49, 7 pah- at 420, Burganis up to 40.00.
iTow is the time to buy.
Full line of carpets, oilcloths, matting and upholster
ing. Buy your carpets.
White House of Innes & Ross.
KEITH & PERRY COAL COMPANY,
(Successors to Economy Coal Co.)
Miners : and : Dealers : in : all : Grades : of : Coal
Main Ofllco 11G X ifarket. Telephone 301.
THAT BLOODY ENGLISHMAN.
To the Editor of the Basle.
In your issue of July 30, ono J. Browse
Oldrenie, of Florence. Kan., presumably
a "bloody Hinglishman," attempt to
twist history out of shape and deny facts
that are as old as our constitution.
The particularly obnoxious truth that
stirred this Englishman's blood was tho
patent and indisputable fact "America
had whipped England twice" put in your
usual, plain and blunt westorn style.
This gentleman, with his mushy name
parted in the middle, betrays his nativ
ity and at the same time airs his knowl
edge when he jumps at this question
with his characteristic English bluster.
He must know thnt that kind
of bluff don't work here. Tho
western man would laugh him
to scorn in such an attempt at argu
ment. The first error in this bombastic effu
sion is the attempt of the author to show
that the Thirteen colonies did not whip
England without any help from abroad
excepting the friendly smiles and hearty
God speed of the French nation "3Ir. J.
Browse Oldrenie" would have us under
stand that the English sword, from the
hands of an English general, was not
handed to an American general at York
town. This "Browsev" gentleman would
have us understand that George "Wash
ington, with a hand full of men. as it
were, did not whip double, yea, three
times the number of this Englishman's
cowardly and hired countrymen, and
while commanded, too, by the best gen
erals England could muster.
He says "the meanness of the modern
American 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 falsi
fication of history." This declaration,
embodied in this pot of bombast, cer
tainly comes with poor grace.
Every reader of English history can
successfully disputo this fact and the
declaration of "Mr. J. Browsie Oldrenie"
becomes mere childish bray.
It is a fact, true, that materials were
furnished by France, but this was a
purely business transaction, and ankl
"materials" were full aid for. Tho
assertion, however, that France furnish
ed any men other than those whose love
for freedom and humanity prompted
them to enlist in the American ranks
and to assist in humiliating a common
tyrannical enemy, is as fal.
as the writer is ignorant. The
American school boy would laugh
at this Englishman's stupidity.
That America won in 1H12 is certainly
proven by the fact that the important
battles were won by the American force:
that England ceased her hellish ami
tyrannical impressments. Wars are
usually decided by one sid or the otlter
asking for quarters; and in af Ur years
the world judges of this by the facts as
they occurred at the tim, and not at the
dictation of an English snob with a
The" excuses offered by this stray slep
for the results of these" wars being de
cidedly American victories, will not in
the least change th? result, nor make tl
truth any the less the truth.
As to whether this Florentine English
snob is correct, the editor of the Exaut,
in regard to what General Bmckenbury
snid concerning Canada, it matters not
for our purpose; but we notice that
England with lier boasted "pow
ers" is very meek and humble
when Uncle Sam tenderly (?)
suggests that he not make a fool of lHr
wlf, she proposes tliat k war is hardly
the proper thing for enlightened nation?.
The fact tliat England dare not go to
war with the Unite! Stat was emi
nently proven in tlie negotiations con
cerning the "Alabama cUmh," ete.t
during the administrations f I". S.
Grant, the greatest captain th world
In concliMon, I would swy for the len
efit of the woukl-be English historical
missionary, that when he coniw to
America to tench American history, ho
must have something more than a -want-!
tering of the subject matter himf ; and
Uiat ltamboast won't win with a fres and
enlightened Aiwtvaux people.
-J. KJU'DLK JntSKXIE."
Wichita. Kjui.. July 31. 1H0.
The legislature will et on tfee )9th of
Work os Malbarl'3 new depot has ccm
Jodjre Green, of Lexiwtoo, has moved
HI Reno wmss to bridge tb Canadian
north of the town.
Two month) mors oaljr for ifca cattle
men to remafa in the strip.
The thttriet eottrt mt El Reno on
the An Moodar in October. Tfee dociket
is rapidly ailiajc mp.
Fort Roo wtti om fe mtgpKed with
water from an rltaa well. The boring
is pronswin fisdr.
An Itnboruutt qnmtioa in Oklahoma
now fc -' Wia will brtmk the ixafrs whs
u cow boys are ?"
The eonnty wat war to SttUwatar eotrn-
ty ba grown so not tbat tbe tUlwatcr
Gaaeae n enac vo nafasg plot, ,
If it rabksneact Tuenlaf anliwjli'grnb
ablrdo. the ptaslc amwrid tiotsiiay in.
Oklahoma ought to poll tho largest vote
One hundred nnd fifty-oie:ht car loads of
freight wero received in El Iteno over tho
Itock Island during tho first twenty-one
days of July.
Three thousand head of cattlo were de
livered to the Darlington agency author!
ties a few days ago to bo .slaughtered for
A count j seat war can go too far. The
tragic btato of soino men who wero en
gaged in one in Kansas ought to bo suf
ficient warning to Oklahoma.
The Rock Island has advertised forS.000
cords of wood, to bo delivered at llen
nessy and Kingfisher. It is going to help
out the settlers in the black jacks.
Deeded claims aro already beginning to
change hands in Oklahoma. Several
claims near Hennessy have leon deeded
and sold. In every iustauco another
clnimholder did tht3 buying.
Tho Beaver Advocate thinks if Okla
homa is Republican it will bo a state in
side of six months. Tho Advocate is a
good paper, but it let its enthusiasm get
away with its judgment this time.
Large saw logs of different kinds are
being hauled through towns ovary day to
the sawmill, a mile and a half nurthwect
of town. They are cut from the UihIht
on the Beaver southeast of Mulhall, snji
The Republicans of Norman county met
Monday and nominated the following
ticket: For council. 1). W. Marquart. For
the house, T. F. Dixon, G. W. Collins and
J. M. Bishop. They decided niKin Lincoln
as the county name. They are jubilant
and firmly ltJievtt tlmt at leant a part of
the ticket will be elected.
Union 'ity Advocate: Chief Bl Bull
and his chum. Brave Boar, two veteran
hair lifters and gut enters of the Cheyonnu
tribe, paid us a friendly call on Thursday
morning. To our cheery salutation ot
"How, John," they only said "ugh,"
which we presume tu their lingo means
"bully." We then turned thorn over to
the tender caro of our "devil," Toothpick,
who explained to them all the mtwlerws of
the sanctum, sounded Ihein on their poli
tics and presented each with a beck num
ber of the Advocate on leaving.
Here is an account of the shooting as
Oklahoma City Tuesday night. It k from
About t:30 o'clock lat night J. IS. I)l
7J1 drove fn from Mustang creek, liaving
with him in the buggy John Cerney, who
was so .seriously wounded a to bo unuhle
to talk. He was at once taken to the of
flee of Dm. Thompson ft Roister, where art
examination showed that he hud received
three bullet wounds. One on the index
finger of the right hand, made by a 3H cali
bre revolver bullet, another in the fltwhy
part ot tne arm or tne same size burnt.
Another, and an extremely serious wound,
in one made by a Winchester bullet whirh
llrst graced the point of the left nbouldnr,
and passing upward entered tho
iwek, barely minting the jugular
vein, atwl ranging upward en
tered the right side of the fare,
shattering the right side of the lower jaw
bone. He is unable to speak attd nothing
can be gained from him. Mr. Doiexal,
who brought Ceraey to town, taya that at
aliout a halt hour of sundown, while he
was in his hoiivs writing, ( 'eniey came to
his house, bleeding proftUMljr anil unable
to talk. He sat down and wrote on the
paper on the talrfe thesM wortls, "At my
housi Sbroyer stot nrt." Dolezal tbcii
aked him if Sbroyer was shot and he in
dicated by motions that be wan shot ta tho
bmtMt. John Orney'i 1 rotlwr came in a
little later, but knew nothiug more of tbo
tragedy than that his brother's home had
been found covered with blood, iadwatlng
that Orney had attain pt-d to rhbt for
help. Another brother. Joe, he says in
inisaing sad they fear be has ben utur
dtred. as nothing lis beti beard of him
since 2 o'clock, although diligent wrch ha
been made. Half an boar after Doleznl's ar
rival wth Cerney, young Brooks, from the
Matn neighborhood, ratne Into town and
ealld Dr. Dewey to go ot and attend
Warren .Sbroyer. He wuc relnctast to say
anything about the shooting hot by much
questioning a Journal reporter managed
to get the following from him: He waa
standing within fifty yard of tbo parties
when the shooting took place and saw it.
Rains and Cerney bad lxren qtaarreiiag for
some time. They are contestant on tbo
same claim, and hare built their hotuw
fifty yards apart ami have been quarreling
over autre the settlement of the eoontry.
Thy wre jnt bHVr the shooting
took. place quarreling over the
same old question when Saroyer
stepped up. Cemey dmr bis revofver
about that time ana Hhrojrer told him to
put it up. Hbooiinx then besom by Cerney
shooting nrst, which was followed by both
Rain and Sbroyer. He think that about
stx shot ww Ami The firiag eeaed
when .Sbroyer fell H eitbar did not
know or wouhl not tell bow or by whom
Che shooting was dooe. bnrorer received
a wonsd in tbe left able Jut above tbe hip,
and at tb- time oar informant krft waa
In great agony. Kalas' arm was graced
with a tmlJat, but beyond that be was ua
tajared. wbeo tbe snooting occurred
tbey wre not over twenty pne apart.
Osrvyi a member of ta Bohemian
colony and the other two are American
contestanta. It U very liable to nnaga
tne entire neighborbocxj in a iuoi and ht a
wot unfortunate affair.
If watermelon are tojttrfcu to ones
health tb popoiadoa of attr Hli&t oity
woaki today be very Hm. far r people
have none nothing since tidw hscieat fruit
bgan ooouatc into market, tw weJc at,.
but gorge tnecn&oivw on it, aays tne ilal
Prtmidaot Clover wan not sneobed
with tne eongTMaioaa aomkmukm of tbe
alliance to hfet dfcstnet. II a re
tad to affow hit aaaw ta be ns-ed as a
nomtnes tor governor by tbe PtnpWs (M
mautott tb thirteenth f tW tnanrii, and
g mtor Isf is gain? boat ta the aea-at.