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Jxe. SKRicMte ga fpogpfc: $imtfcnj fj&ovuxug, gatgusl 3, 1890.
M. M. MURDOCH. Kdltnr.
JA3IES K. HALLOWELL,
Notice is hereby given that a delegate convention
of t&o Republicans of Sedgwick county, Kansas.will
be held at Garfield hall, in the city of 'Wichita, on
Saturday, August S. 1S9U, at t ho hour of 10 o'clock a,
m., for tho nomination of candidates for
Clerk df the Dlatrlct court.
Trobate 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 thfi adjournment of the Republi
can county ion vention, a convention to nominate a
candidate for rcjire.-antutlve for the hieht-fourth
reoresentatlvc district, and also a contention to
nominate a candidate for representative of the
Eishty-second district, and alo to nominate a can
didate for commissioner of the First commissioner
ThoC representative convcnUon for the Klshty
thlrd Representative district will meet Immediately
after the adjournment of the county convention for
the purpoe of nominntluz a candidate for repre
sentative for suld district.
The various townMilp and wards arc entitled to
the following representation:
WIOIITACITV. IJEI1 TOWNSHIP. BEI.
First ward 28 Kechi. 6
Second ward 23 Lincoln 5
Third ward Morton
Fourth iv.ird .M;Mlnneha 4
Fifth tranl 14 N'innescah a
lilTth wol 17'OhIo 3
i East Park 1
t Rockfonl, North 4
2 Kockford. South 3
(i hhennan 4
ft Viola 3
fjunlon Pln!n! North.. 1. Valley Center. North.... 2
Garden Plains, South.. 3 Valley Center, South.... .
Grand River, Si Waco 0
Illlnoi 3 Wichita C
The delegates will l)e selected at the primaries to
be held at the usual voting places in the townships
on Thursday, August 7, lSat), between the hours of-'
and 4 p. m. " . . ..
Primari! will beheld In the various wards of tho
city of Wichita, at the usual votlns places, on the
same 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 the commissioner's district, unless the ar
rangement is changed by order or thorepresentativo
committee in the Ktahty-thiru district.
By order of tho Central committee.
.1. K. IIENLKV, Chairman.
John KKU.rv. Sec.-etary.
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION.
A delegate convention of the Republicans of Kan
Fas will be held iu the city of Topeka. on Wednes
day, the 3d day of September. 1890, at the hour of 4
o'clock p. rc., tor 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 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. bHSls oi' apportionment of delegates to said state
convention will be one delegate at large for each
coui.ty of the state, and one delegate for every 4ft)
voters or fraction of "Ml or more votes cast for Eu-rc-ne
F. Ware for elector at large in tho election of
1R5S: under which rub' delegates are apportioned to
the several counties as follows:
COUNTIES, DI.I.KQ TSJCOUNTIESJ. nEOEG'TP.
THE JOHN A. LOGAN OP KANSAS.
Some twenty-four hours after its deliv
ery everybody seems to iiave wakened
up to the fact that the speech of Judge
Slussatthe opera house night before
last, in which he denominated Colonel
Hallowell the John A. Logan of Kansas,
was one of the best of his life. It was
inspired of the moment and from the re
flection that Hallowell commanded a
regiment at 22 years of age and had par
ticipated in forty odd battles. Forget
ting his audience, unmindful of the place
and occasion, centering his soul on mem
ories of the conflicts of many bloody
fields, with tho hero of a charge before
him, his graphic description of how, at
Montgomery Hill, under the eyes of old
Pap Thomas, that victorious charge was
made by a beardless boy, was so vivid,
so thrilling and so intensely realistic
that old veterans grasped the backs of
seats, as with an eagerness that seemed
hard of restraint and with blazing eyes
and bated breath, they caught the burn
ing words of the dilating form of the
man who again led them through the
lines and over the parapet of the enemy.
After all, tho effective power of the
ten minutes talk was probably as much
in the moment, the attitude and the
earnest action of the speaker as in the
words. It was a drama with not only
the text, but all the stage accessories.
Many declared it to be the best ten min
ute speech ever made by Sluss, but
SIuss is famous for his ten minute
speeches. The synopsis published of it
this morning is as was taken by a re
porter and it may therefore not only
contain errors and omissions, but must
lack, inevitably, the spirit of delivery.
The Irish member of parliament, "Will
iam O Brien, will lecture in this country
this fall in the interest of the Irish cause.
The Republican party in convention
assembled would do well to take a squint
at our Seventh district platform. Twice
within fifteen years has the convention
of this district furnished the running
pointers for state platforms.
What in the world has the country
done that it should be afflicted with a
permanent census bureau? The Wash
ington Post suggests just such a scheme
in apparent Seriousness, and it seems to
find some endorsers in that city of gov
The board of railroad commissioners
not only say what stations are entitled
to depot facilities, but also prescribed the
kind, as in the case from Independence.
Still there are persons in Kansas who
have the assurance, with such facts as
the foregoing standing out before them,
to declare that the commission is in sym
pathy with and work in the interest of
the railroads. Bah!
In 1SS0, when prohibition went into ef
fect in Kansas, there were 3,420 miles of
railroad in the state; now there are S.810.27.
And some people persist in saying that
sumptuary laws are driving capital out of
the state. Salina Republican.
There is just as much argument in the
foregoing as there is in claiming good
crops to be the result of the rule of any
political party, and has just about as
much sense in it. We have just as good
grounds, and we think better, for assert
ing that the state has lost heavily in
wealth and population during the period
mentioned by not receiving what it
would of both but for that hindrance.
Under the oircumstances the state's ad
vancement has been marvelous. It has
been in spite of. and not because of, the
conditions that have confronted us.
Sedgwick county held on March 1. ac
cording to the assessors' returns, fifty
two per cent, of her last year's corn crop,
or four million bushels. A conservative
estimate would leave her at least two
million bushels on hand now. This two
million bushels of corn is worth very
close on to one million dollars or three
times the amount received for the four
million bushels sold during the fall and
THE EFFECTS ALREADY FELT.
Allen.....' V.Linn 0
Atchison 'J Lyon ... ''
llarber :t Marion 7
Rarton 4. Marshall 7
liourbon lUJloPhersou 7
Brown i Meade 2
ilntler 9 Miami fi
Chase- 4 Mitchell 5
Chautauqua ." Montgomery S
Cherokee S Morris 5
Cheyenn 3'Morton -
Clark 2tNemaha 7
Clay (,Neosho tj
Cloud 1 Ness 3
Coffey CJNorton 5
Comanche SiOsage Id
Cowlev lllOsborne 5
Crawford WOttawa 6
Decatur 4 j Pawnee 3
Dickinson 8Pliillips - 5
Doniphan 7 Pottawatomie 7
Douglas J' Pratt 4
Edwards Rawlins 4
Ellis .i;itepublic 7
Ellsworth 4 Rice
Finney 3 Riley C
Ford Hooks 4
Franklin 7 Rush 3
Garfleld 'AKussell 3
Geary 4 Saline 7
(irant Scott 2
Gove 2 Sedgwick K
Graham 3 Seward 2
iray - 2 Shawnee 20
Ureenwood 7,Sherldan 3
Oreely... .."... 2iShennan 3
Hamilton 2,Smith 5
Harper ftStaffoid 3
Ilarvev 6 Stanton - 2
Haskell 2 Stevens 2
Hodgeman 2. Sumner 10
Jackson tITliomas 3
Jefferson 7 Trego 2
Jewell 7'Wabauiisec S
Johnson , C Wallace 2
Kearnev 2 Washington 9
Kingman 5 Wichita 2
Kiowa 2 Wilson 6
l.abotte H Woodson 4
Lane..... 2!Wyandotte 1.')
Lincoln 41 Total 50J
The 5-ecretaries of the several county conventions
nit instructed to forward to tho undersigned secre
tary at Topeka, Kansas, a certified copy of tlio cre
dentials of their several delegates, immediately
upon tho adjournment of the county convention,
mi Id credentials to bo received at Topeka not later
than tho evening of September 2. From these cre
dentials the Republican stnte central committee
will prepare a roster of those entitled to participate
In the preliminary organization of the convention.
By order of tlitt committee.
HENRY BOOTH, Chairman.
BIONS. HUTCH INS. Secretary.
.STATE REPUBLICAN RESUBMISSION CONVEN
TION. A delegate convention of tho Republican Resub
rulssiouists of Kansas will be-held in the city of
"WlrMtn fir, TiisHnr thi Of.h ilnv nf Sentembpr nf.
the hour of 10 o'clock a. in., for tho notu.natlon of
Chief Justice of the supreme court,
Secretary or stnte.
At alitor of state.
Treasurer of state,
Attorny gevf Jal.
Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The batl of apportionment of delegates to said
Mute convention will he one delegate at largo for
oach covnty of the state, nnd one delegate for ev?ry
400 voters or fraction of 200 or more votes cat for
Fugene F, Ware for elertor at large In the election
of 1S8S. under which rule delegates aro apportioned
o tho yeveralcountles as follows:
All Washington dealers in silverware
have been notified by the manufacturers
that prices have been increased lo per
cent owing to the rise of silver bullion
occasioned by the adoption of the silver
coinage bill. Further notice has been
given by the manufacturers that a still
greater increase in prices is anticipated
and they have been advised to give or
ders for future delivery. It is stated at
the treasury department that the price of
silver bullion is expected to go to 61.15
per ounce within a few weeks. Parity
for silver bullion is about 1.29, and it
was stated during the discussion of tho
silver bill that if there should be absolute
free coinage bullion would reach parity
within ninety days after the measure
became a law. At any rate purchasers
of silverware are all paying 15 per cent
more than they were paying thirty days
since, and a further increase of at least 5
per cent is expected within the present
The Alliance of the First district of
Nebraska have nominated for congress
Gen. VanWyck. When the general was
in tho United States senate a few years
ago, sent there by the Republicans of his
state, ho was accused of being in sym
pathy with the Democracy. That re
tired him then, but it serves him a good
purpose now, at least, in securing the
nomination referred to. Whether it will
servo him further remains -to be seen.
'Who is Jerry Simpson?" inquires tho
Wichita Eagle. Jerry Simpson is the
man that is going to make the Republi
cans of tho Seventh district do a good deal
of hard sweating to keeu him out of con
gress. Emporia, Republican.
The weather is a little close and it re
quires no great effort to get up a sweat,
but the linen on the backs of the Re
publicans of Southwestern Kansas will
hardly be subjected to any unusual
dampness on account of a'man who fail
ing as a farmert is now working his
mouth for a living.
The Omaha Republican died yesterday.
If that is to be the fate of Xebraska news
papers that espouse the cause of prohibi
tion the amendment will lack the moral
support necessary to make it go through.
That is pretty tough on the reading
community of Nebraska. But in the
Republican's case it lacked the necessary
quality, measured by the popular esti
mate as indicated in the occurrence
mentioned. The most marked indica
tion in the failure, to our mind, is the
weakness manifested by the prohibs,
either in numbers, courage of conviction,
or willingness to sustain an auxiliary,
however valuable it might be esteemed.
FOR INGALLS AND HALLOWELL.
We reproduce the Emporia Republi
can's howl against Hallowell. This
seems to be an off year with tho Repub
lican, but were it not so that paper is
not long enough one way and it is too
short the other to cover the Seventh con
gressional district. The truth is that the
Dodge City convention was to a man
with one single exception for lngalls,
and overwhelmingly for Hallowell.
There is no mistake about this for a can
vass of the convention was made. The
Seventh district of Kansas is the largest
and most populous congressional district
in the United States and the Seventh
district is for lngalls boyond any ques
tion. Wouldn't the Republican feel bet
ter if it retained its gall and gave its at
tention to its own district and leaving
the Seventh to tho Eagle and its cotem-poraries.
CXirjCTIES. DELECTS. COUNTIKiS. DCXrO'TS
Allen t! Linn r,
Anderson fi Logan 3
Atchison ! Lyon 9
Berber 3 Marlon 7
Harton 4 Marshall 7
.Bourbon hi McPherson 7
Brown S Meade 2
Butler rl Minma
Uiase 4 Mitchell 5
Ohautauqua ft Monteomerv S
l heroke S Morris . 5
'heyenno 3 Morton 2
tlark ..' Nemaha 7
Clay 6 Neosho t
Cloud 7 Ness 3
t'offey (i Norton 5
"omanche 2 Osage 10
Cowley 11 Osborne , ft
t raw ford 9 Ottawa 5
Decatur 4 Pawnee 3
Dlikinfon 8 Phillips 5
Doniphan 7 Pottawatomie 7
Douglas 9 Pratt 4
Edwards 2 Rawlins 4
Elk eft Reno 9
Ellis 3 Republic 7
3:ilsvorth... 4 Rice 6
Ford S ltilev fi
Firney 3 Rooks 4
Franklin 7 Rush 3
liartletd 2 Russoll 3
ieary 4 Saline 7
Grant 2 Scott 2
ove 2 Sedgwick hi
:raham 3 Seward 2
tray 2 Shawnee... .....20
Greenwood 7 Sherklan ... 3
-ireclcy 2 Sherman 3
Hamilton 2 Mnlth 5
llarper 5 Stafford 3
""Haf-vey (". Stanton 2
Haskell.... 2 Stevens 2
'Hodgeman- 2 Sumuer 10
'Jackson 6 Thomas 3
Jefferson 7 Trego 2
.Jewell . 7 Wabaunsee 5
JJohnson 6 Wallace 3
tkt'amey 2 Washington 9
;Xlngman s.... a Wiccalta 2
Jvliwa 2 Wilson 6
pjibettc S Woodson, 4
H-ane a Wvandoue 15
p .eavenworth 9
tLtncoln 4 I Total 61
The appellation of "the weaker sex" is
rapidly losing its pertinency. Here we
have had female students distancing
their male rivals in scholastic competi
tions this year, and every little while
there are exhibitions of muscular devel
opment that go far to relieve women
from the wholesale imputation of weak
ness. It was not long ago that a Con
necticut farmer's daughter went in with
her fists and knocked out in one round
the local lightweight champion pugilist.
It was also in New England a few days
ago that a young farmer's wife discon
certed the workmen in the hayfield by
turning to and driving the mowing ma
chine. Now two Chicago women have
had a duel in regular man fashion, ex
changing pistol shots with each other in
the nerviest fashion. Woman is assert
ing herself in every direction, even in
public places wearing her brother's hat,
coat and starched shirt and dickey,
Only thirty years ago feudalism of the
worst kind prevailed in Japan. At that
time a reform established the rule of the
Mikado and overturned the feudal re
gime. Now, by the elections of the pres
ent month, a new government, in the
form of a constitutional monarchy, has
been set up. Thus rapidly has tho power
of the people asserted itself in tliat Ori
ental land. Republicanism is spreading
throughout the world. The day of kings
and queens, princes and lords, is fast
Tho Eagle's proof reader, it seems,
doesn't know any more than the editor of
the Topeka Capital, which is deplorable
enough. In trying to set the Capital
right on the way the Kansas delegation
voted touching the substitute for the
Wilson bill, where we wrote "for," the
proof reader made it "against," leaving
the article without a semblance of sense.
The Capital, after it reads that article,
will be more mixed than ever. What
the Eagle desired lo say was that the
Kansas delegation voted against sub
stituting, but voted for the substitute.
The chairman of each Republican Resubmission
jC'ouuty Central Committe will forward credentials
ho the undersigned secretary at Topeka, Kansas.
ESs'd credentials must be received before September
tH, 121. By order of committee,
t BEKCUER STERNE. A. L. ALLEN,
Secrctan . Chairman,
The kind of weather we are having
jjjust now is not the sort to suit the resub
anissionists, who want it to go "wet."
Kansas boa&ls a secretary of agricul
ture, a pretended farmer, who is now
out with tho advice or opinion that it
would be wise to plant the second crop
English capital, having fastened it; octopus-like
tentacles upon all the brewer
ies in this country that could be secured,
and not being satisfied, is proceeding to
creot others. A syndicate will put in oue
..ijf huge proportions in Chicago, backed
yiy. a million, and u half of money.
In Hartford and Indianapolis there
have been established by the women of
those cities halls which aro called "The
Noon Rests." In each place the "rest"
is under the care of the Young Woman's
Christian association. The object of
these establishments is to furnish a
home-like resting and eating place for
tho women and girls who have to go
down town every day to work. The
hall, or "rest." is open from 10 to 3 each
day. and is provided with seats and
lunch tables where the working girls
and women may go and eat there meals
in comfort and without hurry. Any
thing sold there goes out at cost. The
charge, for instance, for a good cup of
hot coffee :md tea is three cents. "The
Noon Rests" would be an appreciated
auxiliary to comfort and convenience of
Wichita's working women.
The platform adopted by the Republi
can convention at Dodge City last week
meets with universal approval not only
throughout the district, but the state:
also as far as we have seen it commented
upon. That being the case what's the
matter with the state convention next
month adopting it as the platform of
the party for the state? It is certainly
comprehensive enough to suit everybody
and contains as little that is truly ob
jectionable as could be expected or hoped
for in a declaration of party principles.
A writer in the current number of the
Arena gives a dismal forecast of mun
dane affairs during the next quarter of a
century. He predicts revolutions all over
Europe, and a social upheaval, followed
In a war to last from 190G to 191(5, in the
United States. But antedating that event
there will be a great earthquake and a
tidal wavo that will submerge the Atlan
tic coast from New Orlens to New York.
All the great seaboard cities will bo en
gulfed. But despite these doleful predic
tions, people will keep right on in their
occupations as heretofore.
Close observers say that the European
financial situation is very much strained.
There is a big demand for gold, which is
especially felt in London on account of
the enormous pledges of capital to in
dustrial enterprises introduced there
from all quarters of the globe. They
have been largely subscribed to on the
installment plan, and require almost
monthly remittances of gold to some for
eign parts. While the wealth of Great
Britain is enormous, its absorbing pow
ers are very great, so it appears as if in
vestors had during the past two years ex
panded their engagements beyond what
prudence and safety would dictate, and
it is now a question of digesting the lock
ing up of this large capital.
The recent withdrawal of gold bars
from the New York assay ofiice has re
duced the stock of bars subject to with
drawal to a low figure, and if
any further orders for export
are received it is likely that the
exchange of gold bars for specie will be
iuteniupted. There are now in the assay
ofiice. gold bars to the amount of 24.
000.000, and there is about 4.000.000 in
gold that nmy be refined This is the
lowest amount held for many years
The simple circumstance that the
sentiments of the Chilians in regard to
reciprocity with the United States reach
us by way of England invests the matter
with considerable doubt. Of course it
is to the interest of England that there
shall be no such reciprocity, and that
country will not hesitate to do any and
everything to prevent such a consuma
tion. But this is a business matter and
not one of sentiment, and if we can
make it to the interest of the Chilians or
any other community in our American
twin to trade with us they should
not be deterred by conditions which
may have existed in the past.
The sun has dried up the web-worms in
the corn also the corn.
Ottawa county is anti-Funston. This
may not be important, but it is spicy and
sort o' restful.
Another Lawrence man has disappeared.
In justice to that paper and its fight on
Ftinston it should be stated that he wasn't
on the editorial staff of the Journal-Tribune.
"Hoch" is the German for "high." In
this connection the editor of the Marion
Record with his little anti-Ingalls rhap
sody is admonished to "come off - the
The bitterest opposition and most tru
culent foe Senator lngalls has is not tho
Democratic party of his own state or the
Farmers Alliance. It is the Democrats of
From a palpable oversight that Dodge
City committee on resolutions forgot an
endorsement of Baby McKee. Farther
than this their exhaustion can not bo
The Farmers' Alliance of Osage county
seems to be carrying on a kind of "all
round" light. One of the mottoes at a
recent picnic was: "10 a mile for hauling
grain; 1 a mile for hauling Nellie Bly."
Lon Hoding, of the Arrow, says, "At
tliis writing we do not know the name of
Rev. A. B. Campbell's best girl in Kansas
City, but as he went by the name of
"John Smith," her cognomen was prob
"Though it be honest, it is not good to
bring bad news." If the farmers of Kan
sas know any mortal who deserves his
short ribs punched, it is the Rev. Irl
Hicks who prophesied triat seven years
drouth to commence in June.
The Emporia Republican is about the
only paper that is fighting Jim Hallowell.
It is sincerely hoped by everybody in tho
big Seventh that the Republican's fight
against his election will be as successful as
its was against his nomination.
The Anthony Republican man hastens
to promulgate that a great deal of per
sonal attractiveness depends on the ar
rangement of the back hair. This will
probably meet with a vigorous protest
from Senator Bentley, of Sedgwick
Puck, the comic paper, is fighting Sena
tor lngalls red hot. This is the biggest
joke we have seen in that paper for a long
while. The fact that Puck is a Democratic
orgau for the whole country shows clearly
of what national concern the Democrats
are making Senator lngalls' re-election.
It now seems to be without the shadow
of a doubt that. "Tom Moonlight will
probably be a candidate for congress in
the First district." Unless this status of
affairs is improved upon a good deal, Mr.
Moonlight's candidacy will undoubtedly
fail to kick the beam.
Father Eskridge shows no signs of lay
ing down his arms in the lngalls fight.
Republican conventions endorse the
senior senator daily. The fight against
lngalls is a Democratic one. The Repub
lican can't afford to bean auxiliary to it.
The longer it continues so, the more clear
ly is outlined the doubt that in the con
solidation of the Republican and the
News-Democrat the paper took the wrong
COMMENTS ON OUR ICANDLDATE.
Hallowell for Congress.
From the Topeka CapltaL
In nominating Colonel Hallowell for
congress the Republicans of the Seventh
district have selected a young, brilliant
and capable man. Colonel Hallowell
has the brains and the disposition for
public life. He possesses the elements
to acquire power with his associates in
congress and to enthuse his constituents
at home. He is a man of fine physique
and attractive presence. He is mag
n etic, elouent, ambitious and a good
Colonel Hallowell's Republicanism is
genuine and of long standing. He is
familiar with the splendid history of the
party and believes in its principles. He
was a gallant soldier and earned his
wgis of colonel while marching with
Sherman to the sea. He came to Kan
sas 21 years ago and has lived in the
state continually ever since, occupy
ing several official positions of impor
tance with credit. He was once elected
congressman-at-large but never took his
seat, being ruled out by a Democratic
majority. He is thoroughly a Kansas
Republican, believing in the state, ac
quainted with its history, its people and
its resources, able to defend it against
the insults or falsehoods of men in con
gress who are always ready to repeat the
slanders uttered against a state which
has defeated the rum power. He be
lieves firmly in the principle of prohibi
tion as tne state policy and his nomina
tion will tend to break the force of re
submission in Sedgwick county and
unite the party for a great prohibition
campaign that will settle the attitude of
Kansas for all time to come.
With such a candidate on an uncom
monly strong platform the Republicans
of the Seventh district should make a
rousing campaign and carry their dis
trict by a good, round majority. The
nomination was secured without bitter
ness and by the plain will of the con
vention. There is no opportunity, there
fore, for kickers.
The nomination of Colonel Hollowell
disposes finally of tho suspicions of
some that the withdrawal of Congress
man Peters was not genuine. Judge
Peters has made an honorable record in
congress, and while tho district is un
fortunate to lose him it is to be con
gratulated on the prospect of securing so
worth a successor.
CLOSING OUT SALE
1 I If fllU I U
We don't want to carry any over,
and 83 cents.
We will close oat these waists at 42. 59, 73
Mens' laundried shirts to close at SSc, white 1.25, 1.50 goods at 1.00.
Mens' India gauze vests at 25c, worth 40.
Traveling Dress Goods Mohairs; Brilliantines, in black and colors, grev and
tansy mixed, and all the popular fabrics. "
Innes & Ross.
KEITH & PERRY COAL COMPAISTY,
(Successors to Economy Coal Co.)
Miners : and : Dealers : in : all : Grades : of : Coal
Main Office 116 2S" Market. Telephone SOI.
The total value of the imports and ex
ports during the last year attained the
highest point ever reached in the United
States. They amounted to $1,647,192,014.
against 1,4ST,533.027 during the preced
ing year, an increase of Slo9.65S,9S7. The
value of imports of merchandise also
during the past fiscal year were the larg
est in the history of the commerce of the
country, amounting to $789,335,855.
against $745,131,652 during the preceding
vear. The exports of gold and silver
"were $52,129,202, and $34,902,949 were
A civil engineer makes a suggestion for
a world's fair site in Chicago. Instead
of filling in the lake front he would build
a coffer dam, far out in the lake, pump
the water out and put the fair down at
the bottom of the hole, about thirty feet
below the level of the lake at the water's
edge, and more than that at the shore
end. This is not the proposition of a crank
but the serious plan of a reputable engi
neer. He estimates than the work would
not cost over $1,)0.000. It seams to us
tliat the world's fair is enough in a hole
already, without digging one especially
It is a Dandy.
From the Kansas CityTime.
The platform upon which Colonel Hal
lowell was nominated is, to uso the ver
nacular, "a dandy."
That's What He Will.
Trora the Atchison Patriot.
When Jim Hallowell goes to Washing
ton you can bet he will entertain the
boys when they go on to visit him.
A Clever Job.
From tho Lawrence Journal.
If the Dodge City convention inadvert
ently neglected to ratify everything that
has been done during the existence of the
Republican party the committee on reso
lutions will be thankful to any one who
will mention what it is. The committee
was made up of pretty good historians.
That Won't Perplex Him.
From the Kansas City News.
Colonel Hallowell. of Wichita, cap
tured the Republican congressional nom
ination in the great Seventh district of
Kansas, ror two years to come ne win
be trying to decide" whether the platform
upon" which he was elected binds him to
vote with the Republicans or the Demo
crats. Raisins: Their Linen.
From the Kansas City Star.
There may not be so much corn and
wheat in Kansas and Missouri this year
as last, but the raw material for linen
fabrics is much greater. It is estimated
that the fiax crop of the two states this
year will exceep the yield of last year by
at least 25 per cent, "it is also said tha't
the cotton crop of the Indian Territorv is
much larger than it was in 1SS9. Na
ture is not always as genirous as human
ity could desire," but her law of compen
sation helps out in many a close place.
A Delusion and a Snare.
From the SaUsa Ki-jmblloaii.
The Wichita Eagle also enters its pro
test against the real estate university at
Topeka that has been trying to staal the
livery of tho Methodist church. It is a
delusion and a snare. Kansas has uni
versities enough, and especially would
From tho Emporia Keuubllcau.
The Republican congressional conven
tion of the Seventh district made two
blunders. It endorsed John J. lngalls
and nominated James R. Hollowell.
Either of these would have been bad
enough by itself but both taken together
burden tho party in that district with a
load which it will find very heavy to
carry through the campaign. Tho nom
ination of Hollowell is a concession to
the resubmission wing of the party. It
was a sop to Wichita and Sedgwick
county, which, it was feared, were about
to go over body and breeches to Democ
racy. To nominate a man objectionable
to the people of the district in order to
save a county to a party, is not a wise
or courageous thing to do. Outside of
Sedgwick, Hallowell has little strength.
The people do not like his insincere and
straddling courso on prohibition and
have little admiration for him as a man.
The majority of the delegates were against
him, and had there been a strong man
beforo the convention to combine upon,
ho would have been defeated in spite of
the desite to placate the resubmission
element. There was no necessity for en
dorsing lngalls personally: a general en
dorsement of the Kansas delegation
ought to have been satisfactory to his
friends and it would not have invited the
active hostility of those who are deter
mined to be rid of him. The Republi
can vote is by no means solid for ln
galls in the Seventh district, and when
it is considered that the Alliance vote is
almost unanimous against him. the un
wisdom of thus endorsing his empty
record is plainly apparent. The platform
was carefully drawn with a view to cap
turing the Alliance -ote, but this en
dorsement and nomination are likely to
more than neutralize any good effects
the platform might produce.
Just how stronir personallv the Alli
ance candidate, Jeny Simpson, is, or
what his past record, we are not in
formed. But if he possesses any ele
ment of popularity and has a gobd Re
publican and Prohibition record, he
ought to receive enough votes besides his
Alliance support to easily defeat J. R.
Hallowell on a John J. lngalls platform.
which was adopted is a remarkably
strong one for the interests of the west,
and even absolves the congressman from
the dictates of party caucus if uecessary
to secure the legislation this section de
sires. It demands free coinage of silver
and endorses Secretary Blaine's reci
procity program in reducing the tariff.
The resolutions were remarkably strong,
and Colonel Hallowell will do every
thing in his power to see tho wishes of
his constituents carried out.
From the Kansas Citv Gaxette.
So Hallowell has been nominated for
congress in the Seventh district. We
are exceedingly glad of this, for a more
royal, loyal, enthusiastic, big-hearted
fellow never lived. Ho is a gallant man,
and will put an inspiration into the cam
paign that no one else would. Then we
also congratulate tho ambitious, wide
awake settlement known as Wichita.
Such a set of boys as have made that
city ought never to be left, and the re
mainder of the district should give un
bounded loyalty to them. Hallowell has
the most "extraordinary privilege ac
corded to him of any man ever named
They think it will require a week mora to
complete the work. Iho members of tho
committee are F. U. TTruholz and J. A J.
Bauguets, Oklahoma City; Frank Torry
and H. A. Decker, Guthrie: W. A L. Hoff,
Mrs. Twiford and Mrs. Xinnitn Svogttborg;
Edmond; G. D. Moss, Kingfisher.
Wichita's Gifted Orator Selected.
From the Jhtlicine Lode Cresset.
Cpl. J. R. Hallowell was nominated by
the Republicans of the Seventh district
at Dodge City yesterday morning on tho
22nd ballot amid great enthusiasm.
The nominee is a man whom all Re
publicans can raily aroudd. He has been
identified with the interests of this dis
trict for many years, and is a fitting per
son to wear the" mantle of the able Peter.
There were nine candidates before the
convention, and the final choice makes
the honor all the greater.
The platform declares for the free and
unlimited coinage of silver: such tarifT
legislation as will best subserve the vari
ed interest of the country: against trusts
and combines: the immediate passage of
a law giving states the police power of
regulating and controlling the sale of
liquor; a national bankruptcy law; in
dorses Harrison. Humphrey, Plumb, ln
galls and Peters.
From the Anthony Republican.
Reports from the Dodge City conven
tion show that Col. J. R. Hallowell, of
AVichita. was nominated 3'esterday on
the 22nd ballot, for congress, to" suc
ceed Hon. S. R. Peters. There was an
abundance of good material to select
from, so that the nomination is a high
complement to the successful candidate.
Col. Hallowell is well knoxvn in the dis
trict, is a good speaker and debater, and
will ably represent the district in congress.
From the Sds-tck P&aUaph.
Hon. J. R. Hallowell was nominated
for congressman from the Seventh dis
trict at the Dodge City convention this
(Thursday) afternoon. His election i?
assured beyond a possibility of a doubt.
Prince Hal. is a man of the people end
for the people, and as such will work for
the best interestc. A more able man for
the position was not in the field, not
withstanding the little, insignificant
slurs thrown out by Judge Peter's
mouthpiece the Newton Republican.
It now remains to be seen how wt41 the
Republicans of Harvey county will en
dorse the sentiments expressed by th
judge's mouthpiece law Thursdar even
ing. Hallowell for Congress.
From tie Ster&ctr Kalfette.
The Seventh district Republican con
vention at Dodge City (today) nominated
Colonel James R. Hallowell". of Wichita.
for congre-?. He is too well knwn to
our readers to need much introduction.
one built on real estate speculation be j but when his roice is. heard this fall in
unnecessarv. Bishop "inde will yet i defence of Kepuhlicaa prtnciplas and
.Uepubucan aoctrme, his hosts of ad
mirers and friends will be greatlv ia-
5 realize to his sorrow tliat the 3Iethodists
of Kansas will not submit to being made
a fool of simply because he is promised creased. By his election the Big: Seventh
the position of hirfi muck a muck. The
Wealeyan here will be flourishing long
after the bishop is forgotten, ditto hLs
will be sure of a brilliant and capable
representatiTe and a fearless expooent of
the rights of the people tit sokiksr. tHe
farmer tkH'i the toiler, I&e platform 1
Where are the demagogues?
Payne wants a blacksmith shop.
Tuesday is a great day for Oklahoma.
Lexington has ISO people and twelve sa
loons. The next thing Norman wants is an ar
Somebody is going to get left. That is
an awful fact.
It ought to be a recommendation to a
candidate to be seen in church to-day.
Some of tiie fellows feel so good over the
situation that they would like to vote for
The watermelon of Oklahoma is all
right. It cracks fully three inches ahead
of tho knife.
The best way to clear a town of dogs,
they say in Oklahoma, is to let an Indian
nana go through it.
This political race is going to be a great
success, if the god of rains will only weL
the track down a little.
Frisco thinks it has discovered a mean
man in the corporate limits and is rushing
the calaboose to completion.
The authorities should see that Oklaho
ma's first general election goes off without
anything of a tragical nature.
A farmer living twelve miles fcouth of
Oklahoma City has 100 acres of corn thut
will yield fifty bushels per acre.
Beaver, the Seventh county had its sec
ond marriage last Saturday, Beaver is evi
dently getting ready for the next census.
The Republicans of the Seventh county
passed a resolution complimenting the
wisdom, firmness and ability evinced by
Two counties in Oklahoma want to be
called "Loan." By the way isn't Jim
Blaine going to come into this county
More appointments were made in the
governor r office this last week than at any
similar lenuth of time since the first greut
rush for positions.
We don't like to appear unhosnitable,
but hurry home vou Oklahoma folks visit
iiiK in Kansas. They need your vote down
there next Tuesday.
The postofiice at Union City has been
moved to a different location in the town.
The funny part about it is that it didn't
precipitate a rumpus.
The Noble Democrat says that Noblft i
awfully dead. Oh, but how the wool
would fly if anybody out of that town hud
said the same thing!
If Milt Reynolds gets to 1m aembly
mun. we would like to know who is going
to exhort the people of Oklahoma to "plow
fire guards" this winter.
There is some who have fared harder
than any one else in Oklahonm this sum
mer. The fellows who depend on the sale
of Anthracite coal for a liviog.
The Norman Transcript rieu to remark
that Oklahoma territory is holding its
own with many of the sUiU-H in nplu of
th? drawbacks it ha to contend with.
The mean Oklahoma man throws his
watermelon rinds into Iim iieitr;hbor' alloy
and then xeta the paper to clean out peopla
for throwfng their trash in th alleys.
The cold shivers will be common among
the candidato in Oklahoma. TuttOny
night while the ballots are bing coHntwl
that the ice companies can take a holiday.
The two men who were so ?rioMs!T shot
at Mustang, are still living but both may
die. The name of tbe American L Sawyer
and not Shroyer, as given in th account a,
few days ago.
Tuesday the time to remember the
shi bbolet hot a good sovernmeot "good
men." Be wire your mmi U Kood man.
cast your vote for him and Utah go ami
jet same other fellows to cai their vote
The rhzut of suffrate Is really first pro
cented. Ll you vote it indentUlea yn with
Oklahoma. Oklahoma is yoar home
moreo than the one whence yott chums. It
ought to be considered a groat finvijegs to
be counted a citizen ot Oklabonta.
Tbe doctrine by toe .MuUuUl Monitor:
The acta of the first lezi&bUare vrill re
main for an untold lenjrth of time an mon
ument of credit or ihetmce to or air
territory Then iet oa elect men who will
make laws that we will be prood ot
Ta?e are bay timf", not only for the
men oi uxiabotna net also tne women.
At nigbt tbey bare to stay up aod
wait for the "men folk.' to get
homt from the political meetings and in
tbe day time they have to keep tbe chil
dren from eatiutr into the grtrm line of tne
A cotony af PresbTtriaa' and adherent j
of that faith htm Len oncanUdd waoe ob- j
ject it l to secure a settlement within the i
Indian Territory as Dear together at iw4- j
bie. that in their new hocae tber mar be
enabled peedflr ttt enjoy the beneirt of
Stuck on Our Senator.
From thf Guthrie Capital.
The campaign in Kansas against ln
galls lias very properly come to griof.
lngalls is an honor to Kansas, and,
through him, she occupies a conapieotici
place in the halls of congress. Shecoukl
no more afford to recall him from tho
United States senate than she con id af
ford to pluck her star from th national
The Truo Policy,
Frem the Gaaette. K. C, Kaa.
The coarser grades of cotton cloth aro
one of the chief articles imported by Uio
people of Southern and Central Amariat.
The American manufacturer gets his raw
cotton so much cheaper than the Lan
cashire mill men that ho can pny much
higher wages than they do andyet soil
goods at a lower price. It is far better
for the United States to manufacture its
own cotton into cloth and exchnueo it
direct for tho coffee, sugar, hides and
other products of Latin-American coun
tries than it is to send that cotton to
England to a manufacturer there, who
afterwards ships it to South America an
cloth, the making of which has given
employment to Kngludi labor ami it,
profit to English capital. MuauwhHo
tho United States buys its coifee, uto.,
with gold, and thus kee up a constant
drain on tho stock of specie. Lot Mr.
Blaine have his way and thero will be no
surpluses in tho granaries of wofitern
farmers or tho waro housus of Now Eng
land cotton spinners. Tho farmer will
thrive and tho artisan will not havo to
take a compulsory rest.
. -Ji.t Acclilout.
The eomhin.vti-m of a small hoy with al
most anything bus in it the poHuibtlitic of.
amu&euiont, and especially is this true of a
certain cluas of ludtt who aro .vlwaya lively.
Ono of thi8 sort was fccvby rcea riding
in a Boston horse cor, t- Htir.(; . -ut upon
the went nud uutinuUbinx ftnmlt by tho
number of shapes into whioh he contrived
to put himself in the uhorUt posnlblrt
time. lie had bis fare in his hand, from;
time to time putting it down pn thu
scat, or into hla mouth when '- ntodjMl
both of his ban Is in hin jrymnasiicv
Ho was jut in the inidclfof an unusual
ly livoly attempt to jicc tip a bit of paper
with his left hand twitted under his rightj
log, when the couduc tr came alou for
tbe fares. The small U left off his strug
gle to get at the bit of ;.tr. sat up In tho
seat and began to gasp and choke in a
manner really alarming. Tho conductor
tood in evident doubt whether tho boy
was having a fit, when tho little fellow
xnanagwl to stammer out:
"You'll have to charge my fare to my
fathar, Mr. X. Y., please. I've swallowed
my nickel." bcfcton Courier.
A Scared Vouac "Woman.
But even with low ran our trip wast
bound to come to an cud. One night to
was announced that the next day we would
be in San Francisco. I felt a feveri&h ex
citonient, and many t ere the wpeoulatiocif
as to whrther there riald tteaanow block
ade to hisier my trip .' ens tbe continent.
A hopafutiM" thnt I d not known me for
many darn ftj.u come ck, vrhen in rushed
rhe purwer, his lace a tnow white, crying,
"My God, taw bill of haalth was left be
hind in Yokohama,"
"Well, tvell. what does that mean?' I
dtmanded, fearing sorao Lisforttmo, t
knew not rrhat. "It means," he aaid, drop
pine nerveless into a chair, "that no one
Kill be permitted to laud until the next
ship w?-iTe from Japan. That will bo two
weeks. " The thought of being held two
weeks in ight of Son Francisco, in aiRhti
of New York almost, and tho oal foe
which I had been striving, and powerless to
move, rr&a uiacdeninc- "I would cut my
tiroat. for I ceuld not live to endnre it," I
tald quuX.lT, and that rpuired him on to
make another carch, -bicfc resulted In
finding the eport safely lodged in the
doctor' deafc. Nellie Ely's Book.
A coord In to Ctuihlnff.
I heard a pretty good story about a cer
tain ignorant justice who does buslneas up
in Fulton eoir.tr The justice was elected
over an able btit 7ry onpcpular lawyer,
and hit first case was that of a prisoner
charged with violating tte fishery law.
The complaint and warrant were defective,
and thi-s tne defendant' attorney took ex
ception to in a masterly argument, wind
ing up by moving tbe prisoner's discharge,
"Is the motion seconded?" a&ked tho Je
tioe. "It Is," rppllfd th prisoner.
"Crgatksnjon," continued the justice, "16
is r&gnlariy zsoved and seconded that tbe
prisoner be diseaarKed. All those to faroc
c the motion f xjm."
"Aye," from the prisoner and his coun
sel. "Opposed no "
ElktZiCH followed, and aftor a short pacaa
the sealeebofctar said.- "Tho motion is car
ried and tne pruener dkahftrjd"
Wberwipon, to tbe sarprlse and anrase
meat of all, court wtu. declared ad joumetL
CleaU and Their Heights.
For practical purpos doeds are di-rfcV
ed Into f daas cumulus, strata, dzw
ru and aha bo. Hputvr olegisu, howerer
recognise many diSKZMtuo ot form la ean&
chwsa. AbtvcrosUae jrira these tea princi
pal rarivtfej Tr-jtn tcir tnena height ia
snmraer aC CjvU. a-wedac Cirrus (pure
wispy aloud;. 27,fl f-M. drrostratna (thla
church. bool. and cafture-d sooety Ail j Uvtl), 15,00) lot, eraoulo-tirnts (fieecr
" -". "-.'- """ " ..w ... , vn.u in fCTMi. tx.IAU lAAtr r.r.n
faith are eliziole to merabershiu in tairf
organization. Three nnndrad and iliiy
have already enrolled tneir name as Mem
bers Tbe colony has its eye on tne Chero
kee strip and its. I atore opening.
Tie committee appointed bribe school
teachers to fonxmlAte a wJmo yy-rfom for
Oklahoma, to be praMaWd to the Wiiki
tore, have bees in 4oa tor four days at
Edasood. but will Iht-h tfceir kibocs Ik!
this cut. &a3 the OUafcssa Cicr Jeraal. t
mauiuj V3ssas; lumpy cMmdX .00
Utt at bas-i; ots4c-oialms (tor rate
o!ij, jnt. strata (peee thomt.
ty3 feet. Estktoisx.
air WahT iUfaagn fottsd U fcH wa an
awcplniss ad nobl. harer olid d
reralcy. Sba lmi with hla ntelro yttw
in piisco cf btr owa accord