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?1. wntDOCK. Killtor.
JAMES K. HALI.OWELTj,
of Sedgwick County.
For the State Legislature.
2d District George I... Douglas.
Kid Districfr-E. W. Phillips,
fcuh District J. E. Henley.
J'roliale .Tudce W. T. Iluckncr.
I onntr Attorney W. S. Jlorrla-
llerk Circuit Court -Cltas. II. Lulintr.
f .iTerintendent Pniillc Instruction -D. S. Pence.
J.ommlsioncr Flrht District-H. C. femltli.
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION.
A dele-ate convention of the Republican.' ' of Kan-
fi-cTkWthoStaJilon of candidates for
Chfef Jurtice of the Mipremc court
Secretary of tHt3.
Auditor of State.
Treasurer of slate.
superintendent of public Instruction.
DeFeIaeB to the convention mentioned above , shall
e elected bvcountv convention-, duly called by tho
rveral county Republican committees, under Mich
The tasii of apportionment of delecates to said state
ronventlon v?i?f be one delegate at larce for ea.-h
rounty "f the ate. and one delegate for every 4W
Voters or fraction of Wor more votes cast for Jau
ieneF Ware for elector at lame in the e'ectiou r
$"; under whu-h rule delegates are apportioned to
Tor N TIES,
5 'iMa.'.'.'.. '.'.'.".-.'.'-'
(i reen wood
. o i .inn
. r, Logan
. 3 Marion
. 4 Marshall
.. 5' Montgomery
.. 8 Morton
.. 2 Nemaha
. a eo-bo
. .. 1 Norton
...... 4 Pawnee
5 eaven won h 5
The -erretarie of the several county convenuous
ju-e instructed t4i forward to tho undersiKiied swre
tarv at Topcka, Kan-a?, a certified -opy of the cre
rierittals of their several delegates, immediately
upon the adjourumdnt of the county roiivenlion.
haidcreilentiaLsto 1k rec-ivedat 'iopeka not later
than the evening of Sentemlieri. Kioin thev cre
dentials the RepuWicaii state central committee
will prepare a nxter of tho- entitled toparliipato
Sn the prBininary organizjition of the convention.
Bv order of the coinn1Uee.
IIEMtV BOOTH, Chairman.
RIOXS. IIUTCIUNS. Secretary
ifTATE KEPriJLICAN RESUBMISSION CONVEX
A delngate convention of tlio Republican Tiesuh-3nissionl.-is
of Kan-w, will be hell in the city of
Wichita, ou Tuesday, the 9th day ot September, at
thehourof 10 o'clock u. m.. for the uom.ndtlou of
Chief Justice of the supreme court,
Secretary of Hate,
Auditor of state.
Treot-urer of Mate,
Superintisident. of Pnbllc Intnictlon.
The Iwfds .t apportionment of delegates to said
ftateconvenjtion will le one delegate at large for
each covnty of the state, and one delegate for every
4fi0 voters orifraction of 21 or more votes cast for
I ugene F. W'are for elector at large in the election
of 1SW. under which rule delegatonaio apportioned
o the several-counties as follows:
COfNTlKS. DCI.KG'TS. COITXTIKS. nEt.TiG'TS
.lin Einn i
Andercon l.ogan 3
Atchison !' Eyou fl
Rerber - 3 Marlon 7
tart on 4 Marshall 7
Jiourbon ... W JVIcI'herM)n 7
jtrowu ,. 8 Monde 2
Rutler H Miamu ('
rhase t Mitcliell 0
uhautauqua. ft Montgomery 8
heroko 8 Morris ft
t hevenne ." Morton 2
( lurk -2 Nemaha 7
CJav .- Nooho fi
4 loiul " "e! "
offey C Korlon 5
i omanche - 2 Osage 10
owley .,..11 Osborne ... , ft
4 rawford 'J Ottawa . ft
l)vatur 4 Pawnee. ."
DicklufOB 8 Phillips ft
Doniphan 1 I'oUawotointe 7
Douglas S Pratt 4
J-'.dwards 2 Rawlins 4
I.Ik c 5 Reno 9
Tills Republic. V
Ellsworth 1 Mice f
1-ord 3 Riley 6
I-'innev 3 Rooks...... 4
Frank'lin 7 Rush 8
tiarfleWi - ReIl S
.eary 1 Saline 7
(rant '- Scott 2
(iove 2 Sedgwick lfi
i.raham 3 Seward 2
i.rav 2 KitHWiH;i. 2il
iti-et-nwood I SherWan 3
,reeley 2 Sherman 3
Hamilton 2 Smith ft
Harper 5 S4ail'rl .1
Harvev Stntn 2
HaKkell 2 Steveas 2
lodgoiuaii 2 Suibbot 10
.lacksou 6 ThoBiaB 5
.ictlonon t Ttbro 2
,liell . 7 AVrtbaunsee -ft
.lohnMHi Wallace 2
Kearney 2 WashlnctoB V
Kininiutu s....t WIcchlia 2
Kiown 2 Wtteon 6
I .abet to S AVoodkOH. 4
lnne 2 AVysiHiOUc li
Lincoln 4 ToUl 561
The chairman if each Republlcau Hrsubmipslon
4 Kiinty Central ( ommitte will forward credentials
t.ithe nnderjKed secretary at Ttieka, Kansas,
said crtMlentiaU uiibt le received before Septuitcr
s. WO. Rv order of committee,
RKECHER Vl'EKM'.. A. E. AEI.P.X.
scnt ry . Chairman,
AVilkesbarro seems to be an exception
ally unfortunate town. l)o the life in
surance companies charge a higher rate
The war in Central America is at an
end. The admonitions of peace from the
American press have ju&t had time to
One of the best and most thorough
ware of losing money just at preset is to
buy options on Chicago propert on the
strength of the location of the fair.
The president, it is said, will shortlv
declare open for settlement the Nebraska
strip of the Sioux reservation. This will
give Nebraska 700.000 more acres of
Joint's extremity is George's opportu
nity. If George Martin dotit hurry to
the rescue of his friend, John A. Ander--on,
nmy go down in the storm in the
Tolstai considers Henry George tho
greatest living American citiaen. Tlw
author seems to have taken the post
master general's action against his book
as a sort of a joke.
A French commelian contentls that
"actors do not need brains-." The ieople
who hav attempted to catch the thread
of one of our modern axtravagauKas will
probably vote the commetliau an excep
The feast of King William ami tlie
Czar Alexander may seem a trtfk? out of
tune to cur democratic eyes, lmt it is a
great improvement over a similar txw
wow a few centuries ago between Henry
VIII of England and Francis of France
at the Field of the Cloth of Gold.
The Eagle quite agrees with the Kan
sas City Gazette, that part of .the results
of the late census will be of more general
interest than the statistics which have
been gathered regarding farm mort
gages. These statistics will be especially
valuable to the west, and to investors
making western loans. The returns will
not show any comparative statements,
unfortunately, so it cannot be postiveiy
told just Iiow great the increase or de
crease the last few years has been.
There have, however, been compilations
showing the actual figures from official
sources in many districts. "While such
statistics are not complete, they show
that the present current is certainly in
the direction of a reduction of mortgage
debts. The register of deeds of Cloud
county is reported as saying that there
are five mortgages being paid off to every
three that are put on. In Rice county,
the number of releases are reported far
in excess of the number of new mort
gages. The register of Butler county
announces that the releases of
farm mortgages for the first six
months of the year will ex
ceed by 17."3,000 the new mortgages
filed. The records of Labette county
show that the mortgage indebtedness of
the county lias been growing less this
year, the ratio given by the recorder for
June being 112 releases against only 47
new mortgages recorded. Elk county
reports the projiorlion of releases to new
mortgages nearly three to one. And
there is no sort of doubt that many
other counties in the state that will
make just as good showing. "We might
again refer to the withdrawal of the
Lombard Mortgage company from this ;
state as corroborative evidence of these ;
The Chicago Credit Review speaks of
tV.is matter as follows:
"Some eastern papers have of late
printed harrowing tales regarding the
condition of the western farmer, particu
larly in Ivansas and Nebraska, and have
rela'ted how the mortgages were about
the only crop that grew every year with
out failure. Much of this talk has been
simply buncombe, manufactured for
special purposes, the writers tnemseives
probably not believing the statements,
but there have been some honest writers
who have been drawing pictures of the
distressing condition of the western farm
ers around what they btlieved was an
outline of facts.
'It is too earlv vet to know just what
the census returns will show, but there
is no doubt whatever but they will show
that a great deal of sympathy has been
wasted on the western farmers. Ihe
farmers of Kansas and Nebraska are a
very long way iutleed from being ham
pered and weighted down by first and
second mortgages after the manner that
these lugubrious writers have reported.
There is excellent authoritv for the state
ment that farm mortgages have in the
last year decreased, instead of growing
larger. 1 1 was a year of abundant crops.
mil the result is to bo seen in long lists
of canceled mortgages at the recorder's
office. The census returns are likely, in
the first place, to show that the total in
debtedness has been nothing fike what
the loose estimates of some financial
writers have placed it at. One may in
this way go all about the state and find
everywhere evidence of intelligent pros
perity, which is rapidly wiping out the
debt of the new section of country to
the old. Western farmers are rather m
a position to be envied by the eastern
farmer instead of being pitied by the
FUN ALL AROUND.
Since the Dodge City convention lifted
itself over the fence of part' restraints
by the straps of its boots, so to speak, the
politics of the state has assumed a kind
of go as 3Tou please condition, and every
body seems to be taking advantage of
the situation to have a sort of picnic of a
time. The Republicans of Leavenworth
county held their convention Monday
and from the following sizing-up of it
from the Lawrence Journal it must have
been equal to a circus:
"A funny kind of a convention was
held at Leavenworth yesterday. It was
called for tho purpose of electing dele
gates to tho congressional and state con
ventions, and while there were some
pretty little battles the convention seems
to have been harmonious as a whole. D.
R. Anthony was elected to head the con
gressional delegation, which no doubt
means that a compromise was arrived at
with the understanding that he should
have full swing in the district if he
would keep his hands out of Governor
1 lumphrey's hair. Anthony is a cute old
fox. He always has two things that he
is fighting for at the same time, and is
always satisfied when he gets one oi'
them on a compromise. And he gener
ally does that. The delegates from the
country were in favor of prohibition,
while tho.-e from the city were for resub
mission. They compromised by insert
ing a resolution calling for a constitu
tional convention. At the close of the
convention Colonel Anthony made a
speech in which he nominated Blaine for
the presidency in 1S5VJ. The Times re
marks editorially that "It was a strange
and contradictory convention,' and it
The Fort Scott Monitor takes issue with
the Eagle on the question of a port of
entry for Kansas, and declares that such
a proposition is nonsensical, but if it
should be done that Fort Scott is the fit
tenest place for it. Certainly; that was
to be expected; in fact that is one of the
the three or four exceptions we had in
mind and mentioned when we stated
what we did on the subject a day or two
ago. But the facts do not agree with
the esteemed. The only nonsensical
thing about the matter as far as the Mon
itor's mention of it is concerned, is what
the Monitor said.
Upon the principle of letter late than
never, it appears that congress is now
manifesting a degree of solicitude for the
interests of the agricultural community
that would have bean commendable four
or five months ago. If these interests
had been taken into the account while
tho silver bill and the tariif bill were
being formulated and enacted by the
liouse, the situation woukl be quite dif
ferent in many respects from what it is
today. But it is not too late to make
amends for past dereliction, iu part at
As betwen the Fort Scott Monitor and
the Fort Scott News. Senator Ingjdls is
getting an abundance of freo advertis
ing. The Monitor, the organ of Rico
the younger and the Republican nom
inee for tlte legislature, booms the sena
tor, while the News, tlie organ of Rice
the elder, tho independent candidate for
the same otiiee, is after the senator's
scalp ami tlie News gives him free use of
The king of Samoa has issued an edict
prohibiting cricket playing in his domin
ion on the penalty of a o0 fine for each
game. In order to save himself from in
ternational complications, we shall ex
pect very soon to hear that the king has
also interdicted the American game of
baseball as sop to the feelings of John
It is an old saw that "Give a dog a
bad name and you had as well kill it,"
and it is as applicable to men and other
things sometimes as to dogs. It now
seems that the Jameses are not the only
persons in Missouri who can rob a train.
And it is possible that there were even
when Frank and Jesse were in the
There is a humorous side to the sug
gestion that if France continues its pol
icy of excluding American pork, the
United States will retaliate by boycott
ing French wines. Swapping pork for
wines would scarcely be a fair exchange.
So long as we have beer and whisky we
can get along without French wine easier
than Frenchmen can get along without
There appears to be a slight ruction in
the People's party between the Union
Labor contingent and the Alliance fol
lowing over t he distribution of the
plumbs at the Topeka meeting. The U.
L."s make the point that with bare one
exception the ticket put up is composed
of rank old Republicans. What they are
going to do about it they haven't said
yet.but there is any amount of suppressed
growling. Oh, we are going to have
heaps of fun during the next two
months, and no mi-take.
Emin Pasha is reported as denying
that he is bound to any European nation
in his exploration, saying that he is push
ing into the interior of Africa simpl' as
an adventurer. All the same, those who
wish to keep Germany from acquiring
too much territory on the dark continent
will do well to have an eye on that guile
less adventurer, Emin. The explorer
will doubtless be able to find all tho ad
ventures that he wants, but we venture
to say that his adventures will not be to
the disadvantage oi Germany if he can
It is said that a rose by any other name
would smell as sweet. Several of the
leading Republican papers of Kansas
that jumped on the Eagle's back be
cause it dared proclaim the right of the
people to a rehearing on the prohibitory
amendment to the state constitution, are
now racing to see which shall take the
lead in advocating a constitutional con
vention. But it is all right: tho Eaot.e
knew it was only a question of time
when popular sentiment would force
them into line on this question as it has
most of them on the tariff question. In
all this the Eagle's lead is endorsed
whether it is publicly recognized or not,
and that is enough for it.
From the most trustworthy sources of
in format ion it is learned that the ex
treme western tier of counties of the
state have been the most fortunate this
year in the matter of seasons and crops.
From "Wallace county south to the strip
good rains have fallen through the sum
mer at proper intervals and crops were
never better. This is indeed gratifying.
That section of the stale has usually suf
fered most from drouth heretofore and
as a result the people, many of them,
have had a hard time of it. This year's
abundant crops will bring that quarter
up in good shape and enable the good
people to move forward with the proces
sion. The Kansas papers very heartily endorse
the comae pursued by our congressmen,
and yet every Kansas representative voted
for the McKinley bill which a number of
these papers now denounce as attempted
robbery. In other words, tlie seven Kan
sas representatives are highly commended
for attempting to rob the people. How is
that for consistency? Emporia Republi
can. Your charge is a bit too sweeping,
both as to the Kansas papers and the
delegation in congress. The Eagle did
not fail to criticise the actions of tho
Kansas members on the McKinley bill at
the time and has never commended
them for it since. And one member of
the delegation maintained his position in
opposition to that measure to the last,
and nobody knows better than tho Re
publican how heartily tlie voters of the
Fourth district endorse their representa
tive for his courageous stand on that iin-
i portant measure.
Notwithstanding the break made by
the Pratt convention on the question of
nominating a candidate for congress, the
Democrats are trying to make it appear
that the whole proceeding was down on
the program: that it was meant and ar
ranged to pretend (V) to disagree: but Mr.
Simpson must be a very impressible and
susceptible person to construe and ac
cept as a compliment to him the three
rousing cheers given for Col. Ilallowell,
the Republican nominee, by his (Simp
son's) make-believe friends, members of
the Democratic convention. Explain it
ami disguise it as they may, Colonel Ual
lowell has hosts of personal friends
among the Democrats of the district who
will gladly avail themselves of the abso
lution granted them by the convention
and will give our gallant and popular
standard bearer the benefit of their sup
port. At the beginning of the week there
seemed to be- fair prospects for ilain
sailing in congress for awhile, as com
pared with the troublous times they
liave had heretofore, but tlie failure of
the Quay resolution seems to liave scat
tered the figures, so to speak, and every
thing is as much at sea as ever. The
election bill seems to be used as a sort of
fulcrum over which to pry the objections
out of the ruts, but owing to lack of
firm, solid ground on which to place it,
it has not served the purpose for which
designed and probably won't. The
frientls of the people in the senate are
right in antagonizing the tariff bill as
! lorg as it remains in sliare to work to
the public detriment. As for the elec
tions bill, the senate will not pass it; it
darsen't, unless its champions are bent
on defeating the party they pretend to
Such Audacity is Inspiring:.
From tfee K. C Sur.
Senator Plumb's courage increases as
his vision over the tariff field widens.
Yesterday he tokl the senators to their
faces tliat "manufacturers bed go otm
'.rol of tlie senate."
Senator Ingalls is going to make a speech
on the tariff, or at least everybody seems
to think so.
There is no doubt that Colonel Dan
Anthony, of the Leavenworth Times, is in
favor of resubmitting Governor Hum
phrey. The Leavenworth county convention did
not have anything to say about Ingalls, for
the simple reason that no legislative nomi
nations were made.
Judge Peters is not talking much since
his return home. He has probablv dis-
covered that S3.003 will not go far iu a
good sized Kansas potato patch at present.
Don't you worry, Senator Plumb knows
what he is talking about when he men-
tions tin plate. He had eaten off of one
for a long time when he first came to
In the first issue, the new Emporia pa
per says it was not created for the sole
purpose of opposing the Republican. Mr.
Eskridge probably regards the battle al
ready half won.
Secretary Mohler advises the fanners of
Kansas to plant more wheat. One of the
reasons Mr. Mohler is so brilliant in his ad
visings is that the farmers have usually
already done what he has advised.
Jerry Simpson says he is going to have
the postmaster at Medicine Lodge re
moved when he gets in congress. Mr.
Simpson will not carry his own town
unanimously, he has as good as told us
Jacob Stotler, editor of the "Wellington
Press, is quite confident that the Keputi
lican party is the true people's party, and
that Jacob Stotler is tlie best candidate for
the "true people's party's" nomination for
Mr. Clover is about the only candidate
for congress in Kansas who has not had it
said of him that "his name is a household
word in every county in Kansas." It is
not known just what effect this will have
on his candidacy.
Out at Pratt the Democrats at the con
gressional convention gave three cheers for
James Ilallowell. It begins to look like
the Democrats in their exuberance for
"log-rolling" had caught Jerry Simpson
under the timber.
There is this difference between the
Leavenworth Times and the other prohi
bition organs in Kansas. The Times'
whisky advertisements were not the kind
that were affected by the departure of the
original package stores.
The ouly survivor of Custer's massacre,
the old war horse Commanche, has ap
peared again. Commanche has died and
been resurrected successfully more than
any other character in western history not
excepting Mr. Hillman, of Lawrence, or
Several papers are publishing a picture
of Senator Ingalls at thirty-five years of
age. His hair is very thick and long.
There arc several men in the state who
think they are responsible for the little
bald spot on his head. Father time is the
Out of six of the ten counties in the
Fifth congressional district twenty-two
delegates are instructed for Phillips and
eighteen for Anderson. The only safe
thing to predict right now in regard to the
result is that "a man familiar with the
hulls of congress" will be nominated.
The advertising committee of the immi
gration bureau should see that some of
their best pamphlets are sent to Hon.
"William McKinley, of Ohio. The resolu
tion of several of our county Republican
conventions are liable to prejudice him
against the state. It ought to be coun
tenanced. ADVICE TO FARMERS.
From tlie Smith Contcr Pioneer Bulletin.
AVe say to tho farmers, sow rye and
turky wheat. Sow it in tho dust, if it
don't rain before you can get it into the
ground. Some of tho most successful
wheat raisers tell us they prefer sowing
when the ground is dry, that their
chaiices for a good yield is always better
if the grain is sown when the ground is
dry than when wet. Don't bo skeptical
and think it isn't going to rain. If you
are you will be fooled and find out your
mistake too laic. A good field of rye
will be an excellent thing to cany your
stock through to January, and then you
can turn it again early in the spring.
AVo are told that turky wheat will stand
nearly as much pasturing as rye and then
make a crop. As to that we do not pre
tend to know, but we think it would be
well for our farmer friends to give it a
trial. You should at least remember that
unless you sow you can not reap. "We
have raised good wheat in thi3 country
and wo believe it can bo done again.
A JUST TRIBUTE TO KANSAS.
New Yoke, August 12, 1S90.
To the Editor of the Engl.
I am pleased to notice that Kansas
stands in the front ranks in tho battle
for industrial freedom, and that its
worthy senator, P. B. Plumb, has the
courago to voice the sentiments of tho
people in opposition to unjust taxation.
May the people and the press give him
the encouragement and support that ho
It is interesting to note that the bold
est Republican protests against the Mc
Kinley tariff biil comes from Kansas,
the state which gave birth to the free
soil rty amid bloodshed and fiames to
check the spread of slavery. It is not to
be wondered at that she should now lead
in the new cnisade for the freedom of
sixty-five millions of people from unjust
taxation, and that her foremost repre
sentatives should be advocating a fair
consideration of the interests of the peo
ple. Surely the leaders of the Repub
lican party must hearken to these warn
ings. Kansas is a wonderful state and con
tains wonderful people. One thing
seems certain: Kansas will never
fold her hands and say, "A little
more sleep, a little more slumber."
She is supposed to be ever up and doing.
She appreciates praise but won d prefer
abuse to not being noticed at all. I no
tice that in the daily papers Kansas is
referred to oftener than any other state
iu the union. Such a state, such a poo
pie, nnist and will prosper. The soil of
Kansas was tledicated to freedom by sac
rifice and noble efforts of men to whom
mercenary and selfish motives were un
known men who loved truth and com
mon justice ami who risked their all for
their advancement. The cause of free
dom, tnith and justice will ever thrive
and prosper on the soil of Kansas.
ALLISON'S LDBA OF RECIPROCITY.
Wiinton Letter to New York Herald.
Senator Allison's position of Mr.
Blaine's reciprocity policy is of interest
these days or white house dinners, com
mittee conferences and so on. Senator
Allison agreed with many things which
Secretary Blaine said in the famous
lecture "delivered to Allison, Hale and
Blackburn. He endorsed the secretary's
criticism of high duties of the bill,
especially the "discrimination against
South American wool. But when lie
came to sugar lie and the secretary of
state had no common ground.
On this question tber have none to
day. Senator Allison haa so mock of
the milk of human kindness in hie make
up that be wouldn't say a harsh word of
anybody, but when you hear the harsh
things which Governor Gear, young Mr.
Dolliver, the amiable Mr. Conger, and
other members of the Iowa delegation
say of Mr. Blaine's interference you may
catch the echo o the suave senator,
for the whole Iowa delegation draws
its inspiration from that experienced
statesman. Senator Allison is for
free sugar because he is convinced
that it means cheap sugar. He
looks upon the talk of a market in Cuba
or Brazil for American breadsruffs as
humbug, and insists that the only effect
of reciprocity on the sugar line would be
rtl1 ,V' - V ue wumur
to keep tip the price of sugar without in-
creasing the price of farm products.
But if there is to be reciprocity Senator
Allison thinks it supremely ridiculous to
enter into a jug-handled arrangement
when the only thing in the jug is sweet
ened water. He holds that cheap cloth
ing is of as much account as cheap food
and he does not see the value of an
arrangement which will let in sugar in
return for an imaginary market and shut
out wool on the same conditions. This
is a gentle thrust at Blaine, who lias con
sented to leave wool out of this arrange
ment at the request of the president.
But Senator Allison would go further
than sugar and wool and enlarge tie list
of non-dutiable products all along the
line. He wants genuine reciprocity or
else the protective system left intact.
And Senator Aldrich in drawing his
amendment has put a good deal of the
Allison idea into it.
Oklahoma City is to have two cotton
What has become of "Coal Oil Sam" of
The Methodist church at Guthrie was
dedicated last Sunday.
Day after tomorrow go and cast your
vote. It may be decisive.
The Norman town site board has been
ordered to that place at ouce.
The new United States marshall came
from Nebraska to Oklahoma.
The press of Oklahoma doesn't seom to
flop together on the relief measure.
Cleveland county has hut one negro
voter, and how do you suppose he voted?
Cow men report that wolves are killing
many calves and weak cattle in the Chero
Before you know it you will commence
to hunt the sunny side of the street again
to keep warm.
You haven't heard anything of the coun
ty seat lights lately, but don't llattor your
self they are not dead.
Oklahoma is represented in the G. A. R.
encampment in Boston by Hon. William
Hackney, of Guthrie.
The papers are confident- that "good
men" were elected and they are admonish
ing them to make good laws.
There are very few "dark horses" in
Oklahoma politics. A man has to get out
and hustle when he wants an office there.
The Mulhall Monitor in a whirlwind of
patriotism calls out: ''Stick to it. boys, if
you have to live on black haws and wild
grapes next winter."
A. If. Classen has purchased the Ed
mond Sun and enters at once upon his
duty as publishers. Mr. Classen is a
young man of good education and will
make a success as an editor, it is said.
Mulhall Monitor: Hunting on the strip
is said to lie good. Kit Carson informs us
that at certain points up there, if a person
is a gsod shot and has enough ammunition,
he can kill a wagon load of chickens every
Old settlers say that this has been the
dryest summer in the Chickasaw country
for the past twenty-three years, and still
the crops in almost every portion of the
country are abundant. Norman Tran
script. There are a great many divorce publica
tion notices being published in the papers
of the territory, and in nine cases out of
ten the suits are brought by the husbands,
says the Journal. The principal cause is
It was the intention of the editors of Ok
lahoma to take a trip to the gulf coast
some time about September, but the legis
lature and other important items will
make it a poor time for the man to be
away from the wheel.
The Orients is the name of a new secret
society recently organized at Guthrie. Its
aim and object is for mutual protection
ami to aid the poor. Any person who is a
member of any other "secret society is
eligible to membership.
Captain Burbanks, of the Oklahoma
City camp, and Captain Cnvanaugh, of
the Guthrie camp, have received instruc
tions from Washington to investigate tlie
reports of destitution among Oklahoma
settlers and report to the department.
Will the sufferers "hide out:'"
Oklahoma City Times: It now begins
to look like some one had acted with too
much haste with regard to the proposed
government appropriation for tho relief of
Oklahoma. W hen you call an enterpris
ing citizen of Oklahoma a pauper, you
have put in motion a cyclone. They are
not paupers and resent any attempt to
class them as such. Any relief in the way
of employment would be very gratefully
received. But to be maintained in idle
ness is another question. It is revolting
to the American idea of freedom and man
hood. Look at things as they are.
Guthrie Capital: C. V. Drummer, sena
tor elect from No Man's Land, A. R.
Henderson, of Beaver, and Dr. Nichols, of
Liberal, are the Noble. Senator Drum
mer has a large ranch near Optima, sev
enty miles west of Deliver. He is probably
the olde.-t resident of the strip, having
come there seventeen years ago. Hi3
friends put him up on an independent
ticket and he "neat tho regular Republican
anil Democratic nominees sixtv-one votes.
Ht is a broad minded, liberal, honest Ger
man who will never hesitate to tlo right in
the legislature. He is a staunch Republi
can. Mr. Payne, the representative elect,
is and independent Democrat.
Oklahoma City Chief: J. W. Patterson,
the tallest man known in the world ex
cepting the Chinese giant, Chang, will
make Oklahoma Citv his home. Mr. Pat
terson stands seven feet and :-even inches
in his stocking feet and is 27 years old. He
has traveled with a number of the best
shows in tho country for the past eight or
ten years and is well fixed in this world's
goods. About a year ago he married and
has decidetl to settle down anl take lif
easy. He owns considerable property in
this city, and as soon as he returns from
the east will begin the erection of a fine
residence. A couple of months ago his
wife presentetl him with a pair of strap
ping boys of which Mr. Patterson is im
mensely boastful. Mrs. P. ia larger than
the average woman, being nearly six feet
high and weighing over 3tj pounds.
A Sort of Gideon's Barwl.
From tlie AUtotooa Okrtie.
The last quarterly report of the Farm
ers' Alliance of Atchison oountr shows
that the Alliance numbers only &0 mem
bers in the county. With this'little force
tlie Alliance lias started out to capture
tlie county this fall. There are 8.500
voters in the connty, 2,900 of whom liTe
outatd of the citv.
Victoria Doesn't Like Iz.
From a. London Letter.
Queen Victoria has an intense horror
of smoking, and it stricUy prohibited
at Windsor castle, at Balmoral and at
Osborne. This, indeed, is one of the
main reaeons why the visits of the
Prince of Wales u his aogtast mother
are so brief, $iad so few and far
iween, for the heir apparent to the Eng
lish throne ie x little accaacomed to the
elf denial and so fond of smoking, that
he is scarcely ever to be seen for an hoar
together without a cigar or cigarette be
tween his lips.
It -w& a. Po&er.
Tram Mm YfeStesMMi JfaOi.
X small rraap of men was awadf or on
WHITE . HOUSE !
Ladies French balbriggan vests 24c each. 2 for 45c. They arc trortb 65c.
One lot extra fine lace stripe nainsook, marked down to llc, -worth 20c.
500 yards lace stripe marked down from 45c to 30c.
New fall dress goods, wool mixtures, 40 inches wide, at 22c a yard.
New fall suiting and novelty sniting chiviots, Tarttiu plaids and the latest
styles just received. Get yonr llrst choice.
Our great hosiery sale -will continue this -week.
White House of Innes & Ross,
KEITH & PERRY COAL COMPANY,
(Successors to Economy Coal Co.)
Miners : and : Dealers : in ; all : Grades : of : Coal
Main Otlico 11G N Market. Telephone 301.
the street corner the other day when tlie
agent for Stanley's "In Darkest Africa'
pas.-i by. This naturallv turned the
conversation into the channels of litera
ture. One man said he considered the
Bible the grandest book ever published.
"The Bible, did you say?' saitl one of the
party, "who wrote tlutt book?" Such
ignorance v.-as startling jJikI in the con
fusion that followed the ignorant man
got away. It is thought that some of
the missionaries that are now laboring in
Africa will be recalled an! put to work
Thomas SU en, letter to the World.
In the matter of land ownership Tolstoi
is a great admirer of tlie theories of
Henry George. He considers George the
greatest American citizen of the present
time. He believes, however, in a svstem
of communal, rather titan a national,
ownership of the land. The ideal state
of society is the simple, rural communes,
in which every family would have the
right to till soil enough for its own sup
port. There would 13 no taxes ami no
government. The count believes that all
forms of government are humbugs, and
that the whole machinery of law and
lawyers, courts and judges, is a barbar
ityand an excuse for setting one man
above another, and enabling the privi
ledged few to rob tho many.
Some Freaks of Nature.
Thos. Heustmll In K. C. Gazette.
I saw a little of human nature. Tlie
engineer blew a long whistle cut up into
little ones, which to the traveler means
danger'. So I jopped my head out of tho
car window in time to see a man who
had more gall than discretion, for he hal
attempted to fiross the track in front of
the engine. The buggv was upset and
tho horses were running away, while tho
old rooster and his wife were picking
themselves up. And here is where tho
human nature comes in. The lirst thing
the old man did on getting on to his feet
w;is to put his hands behind his back
and look for his team. And what do
you suppose the woman did? Feel for
broken bones? Nay, verily; she gave
her skirts a shake, and before asking the
old man if ho was killed, she felt of her
bonnet to see if it was straight and
smoothed out her bangs.
WHAT TO DRINK IN HOT WEATHER,:
Certain Fallacies Circulated by tho Trrsa.;
l'urp, Cool Water VerKti loo Water.
(Special Correspondence. 1
Neav York, July 31. Tho season, o;
excessive heat sure to occur at- Eomo,
period of tho summer always set3?auoatj
in the press considerable discussion,con-
cerning summer beverages. Of tbescthej
moat important ia irare water, fxeqnentlyi
water coolou with ice, and wa are YmrnedJ
with moro or less emphasis- to abskiinj
from its free use tinder certain penalties
As to ice water, that is, water in which,
ico is constantly melting, we would., join
in tho interdict unleasitis drunk' with
proper caution and with an understand
ing of its true dangers. These arc, first,!
tho sudden flooding of the stomach with
a largo quantity of icy fluid when the
body is oppressed with heat; the natural
temperature of tho stomach is lOidegs.)
Fahr. and that of ice water in 83 degs.1
The half pint or moro of ico water
drunk rapidly cannot fail to cause a
chill. Second, when tho fluid is taken
profusely it may drive the blood to tho
brain and through tho capillaries in such'
excess as to occasion congestion.
A really fearful circumstance of this
nature occurred recently in the case of
a lad who repeatedly ran from, hia playi
into his father's store, drinking .from the.,
ice water tank immoderately. Tho re-!
salt was natural, but rare in medical ex
perience4; the entirocapillary system waa
congested, and an nnusiially painful
death ensued from surface hemorrhage.
The third, more remote, danger from tho
use of ice water, even xa moderate quan
tities, ia from infected ice; freezing does
not destroy poisonous germs, and "the ice
may bo gathered from water contami
nated with the drainagts from barns or
outhoupea, or from tewerage deposit.
Pure water placed in an ice box. in a
covered pitcher or carafe, will become
cool enough to drink in a short tame.
Somo of the improved refrigerators con
tain a porcelain water tank for maintain
ing a continuous gnpjily of cool drrakinjr
water. Water m a poroa earthen jar,
placed in a dranght of arr, will rapidly
cool to a pteasttnt tDpratoTeL
Cool water slowly drunk, so that the
month and throat are cooled by ita ab
sorption, may bft taken freely and at
comparatively short intervals. It ia liko
eating icee and sherbete; the safety lies
in tho length o time occupied in con
suming the UsH. The celebrated scien
tist JLitio-William jc drank tbrte gal
lonc of spring Tvaterdarm a stiff mount
ain climb without any iD elCacu Die im
bibed glowly and suffered no taconTen
ionce, Kot only In ice but in water mrst we j
look for fiewerage coctaesination. Som&- (
times the ports! ia appesrsaoe ia don- !
geroca from thi caose. Tbe simplest J
te that of I&jsch: Pot a teaspooninl j
of pcre loaf snjgur in a ctwr. gJa atop- j
pered bottle, add afcw; a, half part of !
the wat st to be tested, clot tb bottle,
abxdce it to dMoh the &npz and pl&ce '.
it ia a Humj wuxiov for two days. If ',
there Ia aer milky or doody ajipesrasce
tbs water may be -rnairl rrrT nspwret if
it remains dear it aimy b ncd sithout
anxiety. Filter. via remote oud
unperittt-a frem vrmtmr. but to rrwrooax)
paiHmuew cotxiitSoM osiy baibag will
seffic. A tome prrmm cotmirier bgikd
wnter i&pwi it i6ay be acsi by rap
idly poena? it fwn oae ptei4r to -
UBSX HI KJ AtBPnjpm UW M.WM1 uaoaa. I
YTf .-. -W-l. lk. i , i 4w win. i 9
uvaw uu izTiM ,w-i ij" t.tiww .u
vessels m living rooms is not nttottrlrf-.
The Japanese or Chinese, water coolers
protect drinking water from all contain
inarion by dnst or the air.
The water from ohl well" in tow
that have grown in population is apt ;o
cause local epidemics from tkta orjnuiio
matters filtered through thagronad frvn
drains and sinks: snch waters cattso
diarrhoea and dangerous fevers. Whou
there is no other water available it
would be tnewer to ooHect raa water.
allowing the first washing fro the n.--f
to pass oat of the tank; bnt this slight ac
cumulation of dnst would be compara
tively innocuous. Rain water near eitiaa
might accumulate organic deposits from
the passing winds, or smelt, or salt from
the atmosphere near tb aea. Rain fall
ing far from dwellings contains xytcn,
nitrogen, ammonia .-.nd carbonic aoiJ
among its chemical elements: that which.
is gathered toward the end of a torui is
tlie purest and best. Water from juelt'd.
snow is pure, but it is apt; to be insipid
because of its freedom from mineral ele
ments and gases.
Of the well and sjiriup waters the soft
coutain potash and soda; the hard waters
contain lime, magnesia, the phosphates
and sulphates: thuyarw apt to disturb the
digestive organs; by boiling Sard water
tho objx:ti4nable elements can be pre
cipitated, and tlie pure water may Uien
bo poured from the sediment.
In cooking the lime or gypsum of hard
water harden vegetable caserne; succu
lent vegetables would soften Uiuuch in
soft water if Ntlt wor not adtied to ;t,
losing flavor and nutriment. From u
sanitary point of view pure, moderately
hard waters axe brighter, clearer and
cooler than soft waters, and less apt to
absorb organic lift or contagion of ar v
port: the lime in small qnaaiity is whole
some. Government comutieaions in .Eu
rope have decidetl on moderately hard
water as favoring longevity.
Tlie sanitary effect of pare water is r.
well understood that we cannot but mar
vel that so many persons drink whaterer
happens to bo brought to their dwellings
without inquiry as to its source xutd modo
of transport. Are thu lessons of repeated
epidemics of typhoid origin nsetled Uy
rouse us to the gravity of the question of
a Kife and pleasant water supply for all
tho communities of tho land?
It has been claimed that Wyoming
women, now being f nil soffrage citixi:H
of tho Union, are entitled to vote any
where. Thia ia a mietako. To rate ia
any other state they would neetl to be
citizens of that state, reradant within its,
limits und abject to ita lawa. Rat tho
moment theywonkl go out of Wyoming
they would louo the- right to vote, sine
no other state allows f all 8nfra t
women. Whether othw Uja wilt
allow it soon depends much nu how tea
V,'cmcn of Wyoming exorcise it.
A. Strom Dcfcn.
Near layettevllle, Teno , brtly AftV
the recent cyclone which did m ntuch
diim&tfo in that otate and Kvxtneky, on I
Jed Totnpkirw eoIorfd.-WM bulcd up bo
forafJquim Nasoa fur stesliag one of Coi.
IitsVru ilw trial the nquirt the coiaa),
Jed cuid fevers! other wr lotniw .a
frontvof tb'i squires tUaicy HtU ottVx, nl!
hinds, villi thfi wccoptioU or Jed. rtisXin
incident of th tvrribln Utrra; tLr fjutr
winding up with a trtrc on bin (una from
which the wuvl hod atrtpprd the ixwk, hii-I
tho colom-l "eiB3M this with & brick vrail
on bin puff throngb which tfc leraitdo
had drfvn n wheat utrnw.
On th trutl the endear wa all agMnat
JkI, ths colou-l idtftSifyroa tho sheep,
which hied bm found ottftyuMC spaa Ji x
"I'll have to hold sa. eld nM, nslrw
you. run axpbdn haw. tk&s kt mui
there," s.-ad ttri MssMuadn
"Crst "plaia, .' Ji awd.
"Wm I gee - ia dc mswmtw' a& asttep
was js l&yiu dar."
'And ym don't buw who breagssL tt,
"No, sub "Icsart da ejektmm Mowed It
"Aha! 'Less s-tcUjw blowd Ik iar,
eh? And did jottrnt: z a cyclssis a4
oald fcktn u. ha-ccp?"
"Ito, huh, 1 caia't mf as I has. 4a
V-car dat was cyctome wbt peUi
'Square Xaaoir's .re ma frt ds trw
tnroo Col BxUcarrs wall'
The t-qaiie peUsd o Jus ep ad took
k UrVfr look mx Jvrf, o tic cmiortr.l jir
and. stated t"a so wooW attt prwwatUe tiV
cam fnrtbr. am tbit a tbo ttrt 7ckm
that tJtd "T itj r., -.' L.4 jmprty
brB'Ut iwvr -.' t.-. -. ' . m W" tW
ta UM ! MTt -t xmtmr it fer o
jmrm 4 awMt sat--. u. .n rrm em &
lac IPV" m ai ,, AaaMtt. Us
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