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REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
Albert H.Horton Shawneo county
Lyman U. Humphrey Montgomery county
A.J. Felt N'cmnha county
hECKETAttY OF STATE.
WtlUam Hirclns bhawnee county
S.G. Stover Republic county
L.B.EeUoctr Lyon county
GeorceW.'wiaaus Geary county
CM.Hovey Thomas county
JAMES n. HALt,OWELU
or Sedgwick County.
For the State Legislature.
fSA DlgtricN-aeorpe I,. Ronglas.
3d Dlstrlct-E. W7 Phillips.
6tth Dlstrict-J. E. Henley.
rnibate Joflce W. T. Buckner,
C ocnty Attorney W. S. Morrlc
Cleric District Court-Clias. H. I.ullns.
Superintendent Public Instruction ,D. S Pence.
Commissioner First Dlstrlct-II, C. Smith.
COL. HALLO WELL'S APPOINTME.nTS.
Hon. J. R. Hallowell, Republican candi
date for cougrcss, will address the voters
of the Seventh district at the places and
McPherson 2p.m., Oct 15
Canton 8p.m., in
Lyons .. .2 p.m.. 17
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Sterling .2l. in., IB
Nlckerson 8p.m, w
Ashund 8p.m., . -"J
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2 p.m. " 27
8 p.m. -7
A Washington telegram states that
Nebraska's gain in the census exceeds
that of any state in the union.
The figures show that 16 percent, of
the population of the United States is
contained in Unity-four cities.
"Will the Capital pleaso inform us
whether the green seal on that 31acBriar
jug still remains intact and unbroken?
Charles Robinson says: "A vote for
mo is a vote for resubmission; a vote for
Humphrey is a voto for prohibition, and
n vote for""ViIlots is a vote for nothing."
Helena, Montana, is said to be the
wealrhies city of its population in this
country. The wealth of the city is put
down at $1,700 per capita for every man,
woman and child.
There are now in course of construc
tion in the states bordering on the west
bank of tho Mississippi river 1,4 04 miles
of railway track, while 524 mile3 have
been completed during tho current year.
Tho trouble about Willets is that tho
people who know him best seem to think
tho least of him. His own sister says
that he is bad medicine, and ho says
himself that he is not fit to bo governor.
We have as yet heard but one single
excuse from tho Democrats for support
ing Jcre Simpson that seemed honest,
and that one is that Simpson will voto
against Tom Reed for speaker and for
Three duclB havo been fought in Europe
tho past week, and one of them had
a fatal result. Tho latter part of this
jtatement is tho only surprising thing
about it. It is almost needless to add
that the fatal duel was not fought in
The executive committee of tho Resub
mission clubs of tho stato are out in a
circular which contains a quotation from
Dan Anthony. Wo never did have much
faith in Dan as a prohibitionists, never
theless he scores some other prominent
people for not practicing what they
According to tho most recent figuring
the corn crop is the smallest since 1887,
the wheat crop is tho smallest since 1S85,
and. tho oat crop is tho smallest binco
1S3SJ; yet the liighor prices now prevail
ing make tho small crops Avorth more, in
money value, than the immense crops of
last year at tho prices that then pre
vailed. The chairman of the Republican slate
central committee is out in a circular
stating that the issue of tho present cam
paign is "tho homo vs. the saloon," by
which Billy means, wo suppose, to indi
cato that the saloon ought to bo taken
out of the cellar of tho homo and placed
in a position for taxation.
Old Porter cut Wichita's population
down bolow that of Kansas City and
Topeka, but it was beyond his )ower to
cut down Wichita's registration of legal
vo'crs. Wichita registers moro full
grown men than Topeka by at least 2,000.
But in tho numborof mon is not the only
particular in which Wichita leads all the
other cities of Kansas.
Sedgwick county will have five times
tho influence in tho next legislature with
tho Republican membors in the lower
house and a Republican senator than she
would havo with a Democratic or Alli
ance representation. Tho sonate is over
whelmingly Republican and tho house
will bo composed of a majority of Re
publicans and Rcsubmihsion Republi-
The papers in tho Soventh district are
advising Jerry Simpson to take to tho
woods. This seems to be cruel mockery
in the face of tho fact that down in the
seventh "there haiut no woods." Law
They haint, eh? Well, if you could
Bee the droves of defeated candidates as
they "take to tall timber" next week
you'd think there must bo a vast wilder
ness some'rs about.
The question as to whether the Inrtian
is capable of being educated is answorod
in the affirmative by the results at the
Indian schools in Pennsylvania, Neb
raska, Colorado, Kansas and the Indian
territory. I tcosts tho government ?7,
000,000 a year to support its wards, and
this year $2,000,000 was appropriated
for educational purposes. The number
of Indian pupils last year was 10,000.
Tins last statement emphasizes the im
portance of educating Uie Indians they
are not diminishing in number, as has
been alloged for some time, but are
A FRIEND OF THE FARMER.
It is a fair proposition, wo take it, that
performance is better than promise, and
one, at the same time, as acceptable to
tho Alliance prop!e, as to Republicans or
Democrats. Whatever of promises tho
Alliance platform and the Alliance can
didates in the Eighty-third district may
have made, or be making, touching the
desires of the Alliance people in the di
rection of legislation, it is very certain
that they are not as valuable or as relia
ble as the record made by E. W. Phillips
as their representative in the last legis
lature. Wo hope the farmers of the
Eighty-third representative district of
'Sedgwick county will not urge this, or
if not knowing it, that they will immedi
ately look up 3Ir, Phillips' record. Every
vote he cast during the sitting of the
last legislature on every measure in
volving the interest of the farmer in the
remotest degree was cast for the farmer.
He was recognized as ono of the most
incorrigible enemies of trusts on tho floor
and as for corporations of every charac
ter they let Ed Phillips alone. Tho
Farmers' Alliance might rake Sedgwick
county over and they could not find a
better firiend, a more reliable representa
tive of their interests than Ed Phillips,
himself a farmer, is and has proved him
self to be. This truth added to that of
the value of his experience, and there
can lie no doubt as how the farmers of
the Eighty-third district should vote.
HUTCHINSON FOR HALLOWELL.
Hutchinson News: A few of the Simp
son henchmen were today trying to work
up a local feeling against Col. Hallowell
because ho live s in Wichita. This is a
great crime to bo sure, but not half so
great as voting for a man to go to con
gress who is no more fit for it than Jerry
Because Congressman Hallowell will
live at Wichita is no reason that he
won't bo lair with Hutchinson. Then
again, in addition to being fair, he is
able to do something besides making a
laughing stock of himself.
Colonel Hallowell will get every Re
publican vote in Hutchinson and also
many Democrats who were disgusted
with Simpson and the trickery witii
which he was forced on tho Democratic
By the new tariff law the duty on lum
ber is reduced from 2 per thousand feet
to 1, on timber for spars and other pur
poses from 20 per cent to 10 per cent,and
on square timber from ono cent per cubic
foot to one-half cent; providing that the
country from which such materials are
imported shall not levy an export duly
thereon; otherwise the former duties
shall remain in force.
The Cleveland Leader calls attention
to the fact that whatever advantages we
have heretoforo derived from import
ing timber and lumber from Canada to
supplement our rapidly diminishing
stock, has been neutralized by a heavy
expoi t duty levied by the Canadian gov
ernment. When our duty was lowered
in 1883 tho Canadians simply increased
the export duty, so that nothing was
gained by American consumers.
The Canadian government issued a
proclamation last Tuesday, just eight
days after the new tariff went into effect,
abolishing tho export duties on spruce
and pine logs and shingle bolts. This is
the first official foreign response to tho
new tariff law. The McKinley bill
threatens retaliation for export duties
levied against this country, or other un
just or unreasonable discrimination, and
our Canadian cousins aro tho first to
take the hint.
Thero is a Democratic official in this
county and ono that could not have been
elected to such position but for Republi
can voles, who has ever sinco his elec
tion, been resorting to tho meanest and
most contemptible political methods ever
employed by any official, of any party,
ever holding office in the county. The
last act of this adventurer was the post
ing of a copy of a judgment rendered
against Col. J. R, Hallowell at the time
of the failure of his creamery company,
at Columbus, which judgment was in fa
vor, it seems, of an industrious and
faithful boy. As soon as possible, and
notwithstanding ho had nothing
left out of tho wreck with
which to pay, Hallowell borrowed
the money at 12 per cent interest
and paid the boy in fulL Not only that,
but he secured the boy a lucrative posi
tion and afterwards paid the borrowed
money back, for all of which ho has tiie
papers to show. How many men there
aro in tho state of Kansas who have hon
est judgments standing against them
which they are unable to pay we would
not pretend to guess, but we know, as
does everybody else, that bile judg
ments may be a misfortune they do not
involve, necessarily, dishonesty or dis
honor. Hallowell has made a fair, open,
manly fight. It is not in tho man to
make any other kind. Tho "judgment"
so posted against him is not only a
sneaking lie and an outrage, but con
temptible, and thero is but one man
mean enough in all the country to have
resorted to such a subterfuge, knowing
at the time that the judgment had been
satisfied long ago. and at a great sacri
fice, too, by Col. Hallowell.
From tho telegraphic report of dis
crepancies discovered between the num
ber of voters registered and tho number
of votes polled at the congressional
election in Massachusetts two years ago,
it would seem at least probable that
there may arise a necessity for the ap
plication of Uie Lodge election law to
the author's own state among tho first
after its enactment. It L a national
measure and as applicable to Massachu
setts as to Mississippi if the conditions
call for it.
Thero ir one district in this blessed
country which is getting a deadly can
nonading of tanlf just now. The heav
iest guns of both parties are bellowing
their broadBkles night and day to save
McKinley. From one side the doomed
residents are getting the fire of Blaine.
Reed, Burrows. Alger and Hastings, and
from the other, broadsides of Governor
Hill, Sickles, Carlisle, Mills ami Breck
onridge. There ought to be a snug for
tune tlure for the man who peddles ear
muffs, in the next few davs.
In his speech at Pittsburg on Saturday
John Sherman made a special point of
the fact that patronage is an element of
weakness instead of strength to a politi
cal party. ' 'If I had the power," he said.
"I would not allow a member of con
gress to recommend any man for any
office whatever. It weakens the member
of the house and tho senator, and it
makes a cause for constant trouble and
quarrel." The Kansas City Star says:
Mr. Sherman hopes to see the time "when
a law -will be passed separating entirely
the appointing power fr m the law-making
oower. That is understood to be the
original design of the civil service law
and commission created thereby, but it
has proven inadequate, or at least has
failed from some cause. The change
suggested by Mr. Sherman would un
questionably afford great relief to sen
ators and congressmen.
The Iowa judges, state and federal,
disagree with the decision of the Kansas
federal court upon the inefficiency of the
state prohibitory laws, the former hold
ing tho state laws to be valid until the
United States supreme court shall decide
otherwise. As the supreme court will
not pass upon the question before the
Christmas holidays, the state legislature
can cure the defects, and no doubt will,
before the higher courts shall undertake
to do so. When the court takes up this
question again, it is hoped it will be able
to pass upon it in such a way as to effect
ually settle it. so that it will cease to be
a disturbing question.
Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt
publishes an articlo in a Wisconsin paper
ouching the compulsory education law
and tho opposition that is made to it,
which closes thus: "The man who re
mains a foreigner commits a crime
against tho country which he lias sought
of his own free will, and which ho ought
not to have sought at all unless prepared
to do his full and complete duty as one
of its citizens." And yet in that state in
the present campaign the Democratic
party aro by their course encouraging
the foreign element to withhold their al
legiance to this country which they have
adopted as their home and where they
expect to reside.
An exchange emphasizes the folly and
inconsistency Of tho Alliance in disre
garding its original designs and obliga
tions and taking partisan action in the
politics of the times, in this very pointed
No secret oath-bound society can be
made a political organization and succeed.
Were either the Masons or Odd Fellows,
two of the most substantial secret societies
organized in tho civilized world, to take
part in politics and attempt to dictate
whom their members should or should
not vote for, the members would rebel and
the organization would be dashed to pieces
upon the rocks of discord and discontent.
The politicians who arc making the Alli
ance a political party instead of a social
organization, and are attempting to rule it
for their own gain, will only succeed in
bringing about its ruin.
In his great speech in Ohio last week
Mr. Blaino very pertinently declared
that this is not a contest between Repub
licans and Democrats so much as be
tween principles of protection and free
trade. In proof of this, if any wero
needed, it was only necessary to call at
tention to tho fact that many Republi
cans are not in hearty sympathy with
tho doctrine of protection, while many
Democrats are. Tho two parties repre
sent, respectively, tho principles as
enunciated, but party lines will not bo
rigidly drawn on the econ miic questions
in the national election; that is, for con
gressmen. Thero is some sense in being a banker
in New York, if you are a big one. For in
stance, the stock of the Chemical Na
tional bank, worth $40,000 a share, is as
sessed at only 1,100 a share for purposes
of state taxation. This is where the Van
derbilts carry their heavy deposits. It
is the richest bank in the United States.
But the small fry banks of town have
their stock assessed at its full valve.
Gotham's millionaires may have trouble
in getting through tho gates of paradise
somo day, but they go through the as
sessor's ofiice on a toboggan slide.
THB TREND OF INVESTMENTS.
Fmm tlio Financier.
The rush for industrial stock still con
tinues, and as a result the Exchange is
rather neglected. When listed stocks
are so variable and uncertain as is and
has l)cen the case for several weeks, there
is little inducement for capitalists to
placo money in that direction. On the
other hand, chances for investment in
other ways are daily coming more prom
inently before the public, and as these
investments aro far safer and surer at
present than listed stocks, they are being
While general business is unusually
good, there is still a more urgent demand
for tinv money than can be supplied.
But the winter is fast approaching and
it is about time for relief to arrive from
the South and West. When tliis relief
comas and time money is freely offered,
tho demand for securities will increase
heavily. Conservatism is the only
safe course to pursue, for the
present, in speculative fields. When
time money becomes accessi
ble, trade investments will probablv loo
much of their popularity, and capital
will return to tho fascinations of specula
tion. A prominent financier has ex
pressed the opinion that if we escape se
rious financial difficulty this year, wc
will suffer a panic tuo years hence
which will be the more severe because so
long delayed. This opinion, however,
was based merely upon the fact that
panics in the past " have followed eacn
otiier at intervals of from fifteen to sev
enteen years. It is tho general opinion,
as we have gathered, that the worst is
over for this year, and it is hardly worth
while to tlread an imaginary panic in the
future. Yet, possibly the dread of a
panic is the surest way of escaping one.
If a panic is looked forward to, Uie sec
retary of tho treasury can do much to
prevent it. It is the unexpected which
does the most harm. Great opportuni
t es exist in the present condition of
things for him who can judge rightly.
We have yet to see the results of recent
political legislation, and this, coupled
with existent economic questions pre
sents no page which can be easily read.
Plumb and Wichita.
Frem Uie Kansas Oty Star.
Bill Higgins savs that Phimb made
.TOO Republican votes at Wichita. The
Peerless Princess gave the senator a good
ovation. The crowd cheered ten min
utes af tor Plumb appeared on the plat
form. . A he proceeded wiUi his ..peech
and wanned tip to his work lie unbut
toned his vest and hitched up Ins sus
pender, and then the boys yelled until
the windows rat tied.
What has become of the 'clodhopper"
Bernard Kelley was In the Waukarusa
wreck. Whisky did it.
If Mrs. Lease lived in Russia, she
wouldn't live in Russia. She'd be in
Nobody has yet referred to Judge Fos
ter's original package decision as a
The worst thing Cliff Baker can discover
against Jake Stotler is that he eats butter
on his cake.
Senator Ingalls says he is Mred probab
ly to give the opposition papers a chance
at a repartee.
For scenic effects, Kansas will agree that
"Said Ingals:" will lay it over "Said
Pasha" every time.
A fall in Kansas is said to be one of the
most beautiful sights on earth keep your
eye on Jerry Simpson next Tuesday.
A Topeka reporter caught Willits hum
ming: "Do you love me sister Ruth?" to
himself in a hotel corridor the other day.
The very, very latest from the other side
is that Harrison Kelley voted against the
McKinley bill to capture Democratic votes.
The ninety-day legislative amendment
would be a great deal more satisfactory if
the people could see the legislature before
they cast their votes.
St. John's part in this campaign in Kan
sas amounts to about the same as the
memory of Methusaleh does in com
monplace comparisons of age.
It has been suggested that any unbiased
list of ten great living men of these United
States could not be made without includ
ing Senators Ingalls and Plumb.
To the banishment of further contro
versy on that subject, it has been shown
that if Father Baker did possess the To
peka Capital, he wouldn't own it.
Tho small registration at Emporia
should be apologized for by the explana
tion that the Fifth avenne and Sixth
avenue fellows are not quarrelling.
An Atchison man has solemnly predict
ed that Willits will be elected. He is a
very warm friend of the man who says
"Jngalls doesn't amount to anything."
The corn crop is the smallest since 1887,
the wheat crop the smallest since 1885, the
oat crop the smallest since 1S82 and tiie
crop of political candidates unprecedented.
There seems to be a J. R. Burton in Ver
mont. A legislator there has introduced
a bill for the punishment and suppression
of the persons who caricature politicians.
How many people a year from today
will be able to name all the candidates
running at present. The immigration to
oblivion in Kansas doesn't need booming.
Attorney General Kellogg has left tho
state right in the hottest spot of the cam
paign. The same action on the part of
Ives would have gained him more notor
iety. When Alex Butts said that the "Kansas
kids" were coming "to the front " it was
probably from the inadvertence of a bach
elor that he forgot to add: "and two
Society note: The coal dealer?' wife gave
her first party to the ice dealer's wife the
other night in return for the mauy pleas
nnt evenings she has spent at her house
during the summer.
Wichita's registration reaches 0,391;
Kansas City Kan., foots up to 7,123; Topeka
conies along with 7.644, including 2,000
women who registered last spring but who
can not vote this fall; 'Leavenworth regis
tered 4,411; Atchison. 3,143; Emporia 1,013,
a decrease of 93 from 'SS.
Tho eleventh volume of Harper's
Young People "will close witii the num
ber to be published October 2Sth. Nu
merous attractive featur -s are announced
to appear in Uie new volume.
Expectant brides and their friends will
bo interested in tho series of papers on
"The Wedding Season" by Mary Gay
Humphreys now being published in Har
Nearly threo hundred songs, hymn3
and carols in honor of Christ's natal day
together with a number of classical
Christmas stories, are included in J. P.
McCiskey's Christmas in Song, Sketch
and Story. The volume is profusely il
lustrated, and will bo published about
the last of October by Harper & Brothers,
Scribner's Magazine for November
contains three remarkable illustrated
articles of travel and adventure of widely
differing characteristics, embracing ele
phant hunting in Africa, a perilous voy
age through the canon of the Colorado
(the first trip ever made from the source
to tho mouth of that river), and cruising
with the White Squadron along the coast
of France. Another unusual feature is
an article ("A Day with a Country
Doctor") written, drawn, and engraved
by tho same man Frank French. A
strikingly melodious annoymous poem,
"In Broceliande," and the last of Prof.
Sbaler's papers on "Nature and Man in
America," aro among other features of
The articles in the November number
of the New England Magazine, which
will provoke most discussion, are two on
the southern question, one bv Rev. A.
D. Mayo on "Tho Third Estate of the
South," detailing the remarkable growth
in the south of a new Democracy, per
meated by living ideas, and destined
rapidly to become the controlling power;
the other by Professor Charles H. Lever
more of the Massachusetts institute of
technology, discus-ing the dreadful
mockery of law still prevailing in great
sections of the south, especially as wit
nessed by himself during a recent resi
lience in North Carlina. No more nota
ble contributions have been made to the
discussion of the southern question than
Uiese remarkable paper. Mr. Mayo's
paper was first read before the social
science congress at Saratoga last month.
Dr. William T. Harris, the United States j
commissioner of Education, pronounced .
it the most important word that has been
spoken on the southern question. George j
William Curtis devoted to it a special I
article in Harper's Weekly, expressing j
almost the same opinion, ana wisiung
that it might to spread as a tract up and
down Uie country.
It is now more than 500 years since a
handful of patriots in the Alps establish
ed the Swiss league of free republics,
and founded a government that was des
tined to reach the climax of a democracy
in tho nineteenth century. To Ameri
can readers there can be" but few sub
jects of greater interest than Uie story of
a government which has for so long a
period been conducted by Uie people and
for Uie people; and not only all political
student?, but all thoughtful American
citizens, will welcome with pleasure an
article on the institutions and people of
Switzerland, which is announced to ap
pear in Harper's magazine for Novem
ber. The author of this article, 3Ir. S.
H. M. Byen. liaving been for sixteen
years aesident of Switzerland, is amply
qualified to give mnch valuable informa
tion regarding that ancient and thorough-going
The, Century Magazine celebrate its
twentieth anniversary with the Nov
ember number a number which is in
tended to exemplify the best that an il
lustrated magazine of our day can do
for its innumerable readers. In the edi
torial on Uie event the editor claims for
The Century "a sane and earnest Amer
icanism." an Americanism "that deems
Uie best of the Old World none too good
for the New." Instead of viewing at
length the literary and artistic achieve
ments of Uie magazine the editor consid
ers it best to celebrate the astonishing
progress in magazine printing during the
past twenty years in an illustrated article
by Theodore L. De Yinne of the De
Thero is a profusion and variety in the
illustration of the November number
which is remarkable even for The Cen
tury varying from the actinic reproduc
tion of rapid pen work to the exquisite
engraving of Cole in the "Old Master"
series (a full-page after Signorelli).
That is a mighty strong Post Kingfisher
has in its fence.
There is but one representative of the
Anadarko tribe left in the territory.
The only smell Kansas gets of venison
this year is when the wind shifts to the
E. Bee Guthrey is fighting Representa
tive Terrill, but'it doesn't affect his good
Just as sure as this legislature adjourns
somebody will be wanting to call au extra
The "Fool-killer" would probably come
to Oklahoma, if he was not so busy in
The Devil has no branch shop in El
Reno. The Eagle says there is not an idle
man in town.
Frisco's countv seat success will increase
the fluttering of Hennessey's heart about
11 1 per minute.
The Ohio legislature has been trying to
imitate the body of law-makers in Oklaho
ma. But it has failed.
Seventy-five lots in Kingfisher changed
hands last week and the wind hasn't
blown very hard either.
The Stillwater "Literary" advertises it
self by declaring its meetings as amusing
as the Oklahoma legisiature.
El Reno is going to have a home dra
matic company soon. The Ellis boys of
Kingfisher must be flirting with El Reno.
Somebody claims that McCabe wrote
the governor's veto. Thero are a great
many things said in Oklahoma that are
If any of the legislators know "Latin" it
must strike them frequently that the
word "legislature," in that tongue, means
"to make laws."
Any number of bachelors in Oklahoma
are trying to decide which would afford
them the most comfort this winter
a stove or an overcoat.
If Merten or Foster want to know how
it would feel to be in Brown, Trosper and
Jones' position, in the eyes of Guthrie, let
them cast their votes for Kingfisher.
There are not many young men who
could have gotten over the fact that they
studied law under the president of the
United States, so well as Horace Speed
Judge Huston of Kingfisher, knows
more about hot winds than probably any
other man down there. Kingfisher claims
to have the champion judges of hot-drinks,
Thero is some controversy on the ques
tion whether the body of water displayed
in the vignette of the head of the El Keno
Eagle represents Uncle John's creek or
Following is a list of congressional meet
ings yet to be addressed, by Hon. D. A.
Harvey: Hennessey, October 20, 8 p. m.;
El Reno, October 30, 8 p. m. ; Frisco, Octo
ber 31, 8 p. m ; Oklahoma City, November
2, 8 p. m.; Guthrie, November 3, 8 p. m.
El Reno Herald: A farmer killed two
deer a few miles ea-t of town Sunday
morning. On yesterday some hunters
brought in a doe and a fawn, killed on tho
Campbell farm, south of Union City, aud
sold them to the proprietors of the City
That genius, McAdams, has interviewed
Sam Paul, the Indian. In appearance he
would pass for a Spanish gentleman, his
Chickasaw blood tinging his complexion
with a swarthy hue "and giving his hair,
moustache and eyes the dark coloring of
tho tropics. Ho is a trifle below the me
dium height, quick and decisive in his
movements, enthusiastic and entertaining
in conversation, aud in dress and manners
the easy, polisneu man ot tno world, cam
Paul was born in the Chickasaw nation
over forty years ago and has spent all his
life here, taking a prominent part in In
dian affairs for many years. He is the
leader of tha Progressive party and .was
defeated for tho governorship at
the hist election by the dis
franchisement of tho white citizens
by the Byrd administration. He has,
perhaps, moro influence at Washington
than any Indian in the territory, and has
done much as a delegate and lobbyist to
mould the administration's advanced In
"Have yon anything to say of the ulti
mate destiny of the five civilized tribes?"
Sam Paul's face lit up as though he had
reached a subject that wis close to his
heart. His dark eyes gleamed with elo
quence as he replied: "I cannot find words
to express the prophecy that is in my
heart. I said before tins progress is carry
ing us toward statehood. A e are at the
very threshhold now. The shadow of an
Indian star is already among the galaxy
upon the national flag. Oklahoma was
the entering wedge. Tho Oklahoma bill
hit that wedge a blow that split the rotten
log in two. The beginning of the end is
here. The state of Oklahoma, if such it
will lie called, will include the old bounds
of the Indian Territory. No state west of
the Mississippi will surpass it in the ex
tent and variety of its resources and the
general prosperity of its people. Cotton,
corn and wheat will be the
nromoters of its agricultural great-!
ness. The rich grass ranges
of the west will make it the paradite of
the slock raiser The mouutuiu and hills
are teeming with mineral wealth. Gold,
silver and lead will make it important as
a producer of the precious metals. CohI
and iron in great quanity and of excellent
quality will make it the Pennsylvania of
the west. In all the resources that go to
make n great commonwealth, the new
state will be complete. Men of Indian
blood will it beside their white brethren
m the councils of state and assist in the j
administration of government Tbeir ia- i
terests will be mutual, lfte races win be
blended as one. The Indian problem will
no longer cry for solution. Civilization
will have broken down the lat barrier
raised to retard her irristable march. Oar
hills and valleys will teem with industry
aud thrift and our streams turn the wheels
of maunfactunes. Important trade centers
and roadways of commerce will pring up
along the old cattle trails and stage roads.
One of the grandest commonwealths in the
American union will be built here. I have
given you no faney sketch. The time Is
not far off."
Froa ike Chttp Adroeate.
As a sample of the kliocy now running
loose over the state it 13 paid that in a
speech in Independence, B. II. Clover,
candidate for congress and late presidont
of the State Alliance, iakI tho bugino3
of the towns could be done with one
fifth of the merchants, a the farmers
were compelled to keep them, and that
they could be sent to Uie poor houe? and
there kept by the farmers cheafer than
it was for tiie farmers to support Uwm
No Moc3c Modesty Tcere.
Froa ike Lawrtac Joanii. ,
"I am just as good a candidate a ftM
be found, and want it distinctly under
stood that I have not -withdrawn from
the leguluive race.." th candid an
nouncement of George E. Clarke ta th
Xewtoo HepuMicRa. Good for George.
If all otir candidates had that mncft
nerve there would be no dnazor that the.
state would loe anything because k
didn't ask for it
Don't Forget Tliis
WE ABE CLOSING- OUT OUR
The largest carpet stock in Kansas at 25 per cent less than
they can be bought in this country. Beautiful patterns and
latest styles of Body Brnssells, jtfoquettes and Tapestries.
Curtain Department must be Closed Out.
AT '. LESS '. THAN ". COST!
Kne Brussells Net Cuiiaiiis.
New Swiss Lace Curtains.
Irish Point Lace Curtains.
Nattingliani Lace Curtains,
Portiers, Plain and Fancy.
Now is the time to furnish your house at less than cost
White House of Innes i Ross.
POST OFFICE CORNER.
VTe place on sale Monday morning a good quality of plain
red flannel at 20 cents a yard (all wool) real value 30 cents and an
extra heavy all -wool red troillest flannel at 25 cents, which tho
shrewdest buyers will call cheay at 35 cents. We have the same
quality in a blue gray at the same price.
All wool red blankets at $3.00 a pair and a half wool silver
grey blankets at $2.00 a ixiir are two notable bargains which
should not be overlooked.
Our line of comforts at 90 cents $1.25, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50,
$3.00 are well worthy your attention, and are being sold much
below their real values.
If in need of anything like the above Dollars will be saved
by calling on us.
Dissoluiiou Notice of Kansas Baggy
T tlov. out quick prt of ettr Plntetml Carrtaffr,
PkucKofM, BnsKl awl Hprtne Won we offrr theta
m Atul ot t jirortnc Uxxn. Tbe iuo cur owo
Hwtic. httint 8t4 Md Unt-eliiM.
Tltta U no rhip trmp" WttMnMs hut H.t what wo
sawn OHil bftve urnuuerd to ilfl. You own aetiMNr
save tlii loanNfocutrer and dtalers preflu by La)'.
lBgnow. Ittsmonry we wnnt.
TCLLKR ti VTASIinUIt.V.
From the Clearwater Knier)rtt.
Four years ao wlien Jrrv Simp-ion
was on the Miiunp as a. Union Laborito,
he said: "The tune is not far distant
when I hope to we the laboring man jct
two dollars a pay- for bin labor." .But
two years later as a contractor lie said:
"A man who cannot live on ono dollar a
day ought to fiUirve." Poor Jerry, h
will lx relejrated to the domtietiide of
salt river aiU'r November -J, and the
winds that are wafted from liw aalty do
main will bear tho wail of the buzzard a
lie sits on a bait boulder tighingr "never
Prosldont Harrison's Stature.
From Um State Josnui.
The height of the president was fur
nished olficially at th While Houie .Sat
urday. It sem that after General Har
mon' pasted through Kattsne City a dis
pute aro" as to hu stature. The con
troversy became fco warm tliat a wajcer
of considerable proportions wae bud.
The question was referred to the White
Hou.e. but. of course, no mention was
made of the money at Make. Tiie infor
mation fumutbed M that the preMoVnt
measures 5 fet inches. Thw will
urprfe many people, who think they
are wl at guesting heights. Probably
not one man in five who haa hmi the
K resident at a IHtie distance wowtd place
is height at more than 5 fott 7 inch.
General Harrison ajipearonce ia strik
ingir deceptive, rienator Vet once de-s-rafUd
and the smallct imw standing
up that be ever saw.
The land does not forget Its ancient way.
Nor those htbe heaters who went bo and
Within its borders hi the lam: aem
ror ere the coming of the winter oVif-f
A little pe it holds la uscred-wtoa.
In which 'ti Mid the hnnUts all retwra ,
Uate the hcatiitfc grottad for vWck they ;
Then tis from bill aad plain eaee snort .
dock rtv J
The Maoke from Bn.a earne-Artis; 'neath j
Strange sectres aotne aad go, aad U the
I held and 'kaznred by the eM-tims bead.
Who ptack the ripsaed iwtht adawa the
Knew. Uea, by sit the haaatta; Maoke
The had d-. not fargnt K aJaas way.
Lney X. TiBey, ia Jfarjwr Weekly
"WM "Wages be Ijaprenred?
Fraa Kane W!r
Xo urbtTlst;! in4rAet dotttftM that it I
will proftt by the raieed rmlm ot t
tanlL It h eoMailr nadattb!e. a ai-
' ready appears, that price will he gee
ierally increased. lJt hev M the torisf
to ia, the wages of tfcoi who wt
pay the increased ftrfces Wstl tha n
tres vrhtoh ars to pros mol huatr
I raie the traas of twk warksarst mr are
their workers to set their sfcar af prmAt)
by rofUotlntf tliat except tor the tarilT
they zultfhi bo receiving the pauper
wages of Europe? If that lo a. sound nr-
?;ument, it wiu a. bound hint month bc
oro the tariff becamo law. But if tho
lariir 1 their protection aguinet low
wages, how is it that this month tho
higher tanlf lowora wages by heighten
ing the price of necoBnrias? unlewi
wages are rafeed, whore is the ndrnntago
of wage-oornors in tho higher turiir, and
how can it bo truly nid to bo panned in
From tho AuemtUsn Herald.
Farming by irrigation is the only biic
coseful method that can bo adopted in
and region. It is tho cheapest and beat
metlKxf everywhere, for the reason that
it k never a failure, aud tho productive
new of tho land is greatly increased.
Tboro is no country in the world tliat
does not suffer from periodical crop
failures caused by lack of sufiteient rain
fail, hence it follows that there fc no re
gion of country that wouki not be bene
fitted by a system of irrigation. Her,
in western K&ximst, as fertile as any tho
sun nhinos on, with nearly ecry acre
tillable, but whore the distribution oi th
rainfall is unequal, ami the supply un
certain, it is a neciMtr. With a roHafcto
water supply we can grow crop to Lit
Ci la Hmka ct Hoses
tl - rxeUr-r pro.- la rsMMnci ef Vw
it r' r HtaewN4l
" ftmmt l'ftrfxrtl u th MTMkftwl.
Cr'J S"" lMWI. Ut JTJW &? JLk.
PRWttt BAKING WnvDEtt CO.