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M. 51. MUKPOCK, Eaitor.
A. M. Richardson, prohibition candi
date for governor, has a total vote in the
state of 1,098.
Five great educational meetings will
bo held on Thanksgiving at the follow
ing places: Wichita, Salina, Newton,
Ottawa and Kinslev.
Does tho circumstance of Judge
Brewer's discarding his whiskers have
any significance as to the weather we are
to have this winter?
The returns on the amendments with
six counties yet to hear from, show that
the judicial amendment was defeated by
47,970, and the legislative by 88,701.
A case of the hardest kind of luck is
reportod'from Kentucky, where the win
ning candidate for clerk of a county fell
dead just before the polls closed on elec
tion day, and now his opponent in tho
race claims the office.
The papers are all quoting Mrs. Lease
ns admitting that the Democrats are en
titled to the biggest share of credit for
tho Alliance's achievements. It would
require a good deal of assurance, even in
tho Wichita barribter, to deny tho propo
sition. The Resubmission Republican statr
committee claim all the vot.es cast fo
Jves, probably kjo.ooo, as all for resub
mission. Kansas City Gazette.
Well, you don't pretend to say that
they, or any of them worth speaking of,
woro and are not?
" 'Deeds, not words,' is what will be
required of Senator Ingall-.' buccessor,"
declares tho Atchison Champion. And
yet we dare say that if his successor if
it shall be ether than himself isn't
heard from, thiough the word of mouth,
tho Champion will be (he first to criticise
him as being a nobody.
Cleveland's speech at this Old Roman's
hnnqnet shows that he is still convinced
that the tariff is a tax. Abilene Rellector.
That is a hack number, Cooper; away
hack. If there is any significance in
tho result of elections, particularly tho
last one, it appears that pretty much
everybody agrees with his obeisity, on
that one point at least.
The new republic of Brazil is doing a
Russian business in the way of immigra
tion. It is stated that 800,000 of the
?zars subjects have transferred their res
idence and allegiance to the South Amer
ican republic this year. This means a
proportionally smaller number of emi
grants to Siberia from tho land of tho
The Topeka Capital says the Republican
party of this state will .stand by prohibi
tion. The Wichita Kaoli: says that tho
Republican party "will kesuijmit."
"Which of the two papers will prove the
true prophet!- Topeka Democrat.
AVe meant, of course, that tho party
"wil.l. rusl'BMIT," providing it can bo
done before all the Republicans have fol
lowed Gene Ware to Nebraska.
There is always some compensation.
The R'puJlJvn plurality in Kansas has
been minced from W.iKK) to 7,0 ..0, and'the
Democratic mnjority in Texas has de-i-linutl
W,(tOO this year. Let us have one
mora wipe at Texas. Kansas City Gazette.
At the rate of progiess made at tho
last one it would take just about one
more for the buuflowcr to eaten up with
tho i-one Star. Do you really mean it,
Just what eflfeet the verdict in the Par-nell-O'Shea
iaw mentioned in the dis
patches, will lwvo upon the cause ef
home rule in Ireland cannot bo guessed
at this early hour. It would seem to
call for the choosing of another J lead
er, but not necessarily; that is, it., would
not in this country. Such things have
occurred hero without knocking out the
loador, oither socially or politically.
The wa.y that G rover Cleveland is
crowing over tho late Democratic vic
tory one not knowing better would bo
led to believe thnt G rover proved a ver'
Trojan. The fact is ho did nothing at
all. Governor Dili stumped Ohio, Penn
sylvania and New York, but Cleveland
hid away and did not open his mouth
until tho result was announced, sinco
which time one can't hear anybody for
the racket he keeps up.
It is time Marsh Murdock stopped blow
ing about resubmission, and began punch
ing up the immiuralion bureau, supposed
to bo lftCRted in tlie vicinity of Wichita.
That immigration bureau being com
posed of live business men resolved it
self into tho Resubmission Club of Kan
sas, and ns the Capital says resubmission
lias been forever played out, how can
we 'punch up" a nonentity in tho vicin
ity of Wichita, or anywhere else?
Tho Wichita KAGI.K would have been in
a position to have consistently "I told you
so," if it IhmIu'i flopped to the support of
the McKinley UH1 after its passage,
Dodge City Tim as.
You do tho Eagle injustice: it has
never eudorsod the McKinley bill, tho'
one feature of it, that providing for
reciprocit', is a step in the right direc
tion. If this is what you refer to you
are that far correct, except that tho
Eagle liasu't flopped it lias said that
from tho first and all tho time.
Some of the Bellamy's doctrines have
poae through the various stages of ridi
rule, toterariou and final adoption. It
is said that in certain cities in the east a
quiet canvass is being made which looks
toward the placing of tho telephones in
churches for the benefit of parishoners
who profor to listen to the sermons in
iho privacy of their own homes. In
fcase tho new movement meets with gen
eral favor, there will be a substitution of
telephone fees for pew rents and an
ibolition of tho "collection"' tariff.
The Wichita EAGLE is booming Plumb
for president in 1SU The choice is a good
one. Plumb did much for the people in
the lost congress. Augusta Journal
Tho Eagle is not booming Senator
Plumb for tho presidency; it is too early
to undertake a boom for anybody. The
Eagle did mention our senator's name
in that connection, in view of his entire
fitness and surpassing availability for
tha position, and it is gratifying to the
Eagle to see that its suggestion is meet
ing with such hearty response from its
pxchanges extant Tho rty will cor
tainly make no mistake if it makes P.
B. PJuulb its nominee.
THE BIGGEST JOKE OP THE SEASON.
Marsh Mnrdock is laboring to prove
that it was his rebellion and all the rest of
the suite is laujihiuK at Marsh. It's no
use Marsh; you didn't see any farther into
it than the rest of us did and you only
make yourself ridiculous by making such
claims. Leavenworth Tinurs.
Oh, of course there was nothing in the
Rebellion. The Times and a number of
other papers at the time said there was
no Rebellion and wouldn't bo any, and
.everybody knew that the Times and
the other papers were right and the
Eagle' wrong. The late little flurry by
which Kansas, Kansas, begotten of
heroes and sprinkled with the martyr
blood of John Brown lost five Republi
can congressmen was no Rebellion, not
so much as an insurrectionary kick. The
Eagle was only jesting and didn't sec
any more than the Times, which
admits its blindness. Ingalls' threatened
defeat comes only of a playful
idiosyncrasy of the people and the defeat
of tho prohibition attorney general and
attorney generaless by thirty or forty
thousand can hardly be dignified by tho
name of a mild protest, much less a Re
bellion. You are mistaken. We have
not been laboring to prove that there
was a Rebellion, or that wo ever said
that one was impending. We were only
jesting talking, to hear t.ie boys talk
back. The first thing that the Alliance
house will do after organization will be
to pass a resolution unanimously re
affirming their faith in tho Id crowd,
the old ring, and in the Republican party
as redeemed and purified by prohibition.
We can hear tho storm ot the applause
now, and see the roof of the state house
gently rising and sailing away
over about fifty Kansas counties where
Democrats will rule and reign for the
next two years or more because there
was no Rebellion.
Oh, no, there was no Rebellion and we
never said that there was, nor ever
prophesied that there would be, the only
indication of a Rebellion anywhere this
fall being about ten days before tho
final round-up when Anthony took
down tho name of Humphrey which
everybody knew wouldn't amount to
anything, and it didn't, unless tho fact
that Humphrey got a few dozen more
votes in Leavenworth than was expected
at that time, amounts to something, and
wo are not the man to say that it did.
That "all tho state arc laughing at
Marsh Murdock" but proves that every
body appreciates the joke. Attorney
Generaless Kellogg wouldn't be guilty of
guffawing right out, it wouldn't bo
ladylike, but tho way her husband and
Harrison Kelley, Wm. A. Phillips,
Judge Perkins, Webb McNall. Colonel
Hallowell and about two hundred other
defeated Republican candidates in tho
various counties of tho state are splitting
tliQir sides and breaking wide open with
hilarity over the joko of tho season is
hardly less than a visible joke itself.
It is the jokiest time we ever experi
enced. Tho air is full of snickers,
smiles and exultations. Everybody
seems to bo on it bigger than
a grinning Cheshire cat. Billy
Buchau is chuckling over tho clear field
left for Ingalls; Barney Kelly is tittering
to cackle over the funeral of the Resub
missionists, and Joe Hudson's jubilee of
merry making is little short of tho
cachination of aPercheron stallion. And
so they all go chirruping and caroling,
hugging and hurrahing over the picnics
and parsetemps of the waning year.
Oh, of course, Murdock's Rebellion
was tho biggest joke of tho season, ex
ceeded by no other than the fact thatt
should bo taken as a joke, which we ac
knowledge it to have been.
HUDSON'S MILK AND WHISKEY.
The Capital attempts to overthrow the
Eagle's figures on tho result of the elec
tion, still holding that the Resubmission
ists made no showing. Well, that Capi
tat fellow is a queer genius. However,
we suppose he will admit that the regu
lar nominee for attorney general of the
Prohibition party did withdraw in Kel
logg's favor and that the entire prohibi
tion vote, therefore, went solid for Kel
logg, in spito of all of which Kellogg was
defeated; and that ho was the only man
on tho Republican ticket who' was defeat
ed. It is a further fact, susceptible of
proof, that the radical prohibitionists of
tho Alliance party in townships through
out southern Kansas scratched Ives and
voted for Kellogg, which would seem to
indicate that tho lines were closel v drawn
as between Ives for Resubmission
and Kellogg against resubmission.
Without question, however, Robinson's
vote was solid for resubmission, and at
least half of the Willits' vote, while ev
erybody knows that a large per cent of
the Humphrey vote were, and are toda-,
for resubmission, including a majority of
its representative officials and politicians,
who are for prohibition for revenue only.
Wo will come closer home to Maj. Hud
son than that even by saying that we
don't believe that there can be found a
half dozen, and probably not a single of
ficial, from the top of the dome to the
engine room of thnt state capital, who is
a practical prohibitionits, save and ex
cept Mr. and Mxs. Attorney Generals
Kellogg. How much more moral it is to
drink Missouri whisky than to drink
Kansas whisky we leave it to the unique
major himself, who is nevertheless, kind
ly and sincerely informed that
the sooner the Republican party agrees
to resubmit the more there will be of tho
If the major and his coadjutors are in
for a fight for a principle, without any
reference to party results, thon he and
they are bowling ahead on the right
track: but we beg leave to suggest that
they let up on their Republican teats to
which, amid all their frantic demonstra
tions, thy cling so tenaciously as to
arouse the suspicion that the milk of
said teats is largely accelerated in its
flow by feeding the old cow on well agi
tated whisky slops.
A PULPIT PULSE FEELER.
A Minneajwlis minister 1ms adopted a
custom of sending a circular to his par
ishioners asking opinions on his dis
courses and inviting suggestions for
subjects to preach about. An exchange,
in an extended review of the matter,
commends the parson for his novel ex
pedient, holding that two pm-poses, at
least, are accomplished. It advertises
the pastor and. his church continually,
and thus prompts attendance. This,
certainly, is "business." Again, if
responses are returned from only a few,
soma judicious criticisms, valuable to
the minister, Avould be recoived, perhaps
correcting style, method and manner,
and otherwise furnishing data for his
culture and improvement, together with
ideas of the kind of preaching needed by
But there are two sides to the case.
The danger is that such a flood of criti
cism and suggestion will pour in upon
the rash reverend that he will be borne
down and swept away by its weight. If
he does not follow the ideas as expressed
by the individual members of his flock,
each one neglected will be offended. If
he does try to follow them he is, indeed,
lost. It is dollars to doughnuts that a
certain talented Minneapolis minister
will be looking for a job somewhere else
in less than a year. His grave is dug,
and he handled the spade himself.
A JOURNALISTIC EVENT.
The consolidation of the Memphis Ap
peal and Memphis Avalanche consum
ated last week, is an event in southern
journalistic circles. The first named
paper had been in existence for half a
century, and the paper which bought it
had been in existence for thirty-five
years. Whether the Appeal-Avalanche
has the circulation claimed, namely,
17,000 daily and 7u,000 weekly, may be
doubted, but in all probability, it has a
daily and weekly circulation now in
ferior only in the south to the two dail
ies of New Orleans, and Henri Watter
son's paper, the Courier-Journal.
Memphis now has two morning dailies,
as has New Orleans, Charleston, Atlanta
and Richmond, but these aro probably
the only five southern cities that can as
yet support two metropolitan journals.
Memphis has for a year enjoyed the de
stiuctioii of publishing three, but the two
now in existence, are better representa
tives of what papers should be thau the
three were before.
Tho Fort Scott Monitor is disgruntled
because the legislative amendment to the
constitution failed to carry at the last
election. It complains that the reason
more is not accomplished by the legisla
ture is because the session is too short.
It would undoubtedly have been better
for the Republican party if the last ses
sion had been but half as long as it was.
Fifty days is long enough to undo much
that was done in that length of time,
and if the majority of the lower house
live up to their instructions that will be
the first and most important work of tho
session. And we might add that there
is not much danger of their going too
far with it, either.
Mr. W..rd McAllister, the man who
kindly consented to tell about society as
he found it, or as ho has made it, since
there was no "Four Hundred" until bis
debut, says that it is a surprise to him
"that in this city our cleverest men and
politicians do not oftener seek society
and become its brilliant ornaments."
The only explanation of this remarkable
fact is, that these men had read some
book on society as it is, which had as
much sense in it as McAllister's, and be
ing clever, saw that they could not aspire
to social success as therein pictured.
The Indian Messiah who predicts that
his race will again occupy tho earth,
may have reason to change his mind
when it comes to the election to deter
mine tho matter. Tho Democrats aro
KANSAS SILK INDUSTRY AND
THE MCKINLEY BILL.
To the Editor of the Eastc
Notwithstanding the American people
have paid by tariff protection over two
hundred millions to build up the silk
mills of the country, tho McKinley bill
continues the enormous duty of fifty per
cent, on manufactured silk goods.
Through tho influence of our worthy
representative, S. R. Peters, tho ways
and means committee who had charge
of the tariff bill, was induced to give us
a bounty on raw and reeled silk, but tho
manufacturers came from Patterson, N.
J., and had it removed. When tho bill
appeared in the senate our able senator,
P. B. Plumb, caused it to be again in
serted, but was lost when it camo to
final vote. The importation of silk goods
this year will exceed thirty-six millions
on which there is a 50 per cent duty,
of which one-third or twelve million
dollars, which the manufacturer gets the
benefit of these hard times, while the
producer gets nothing, as the raw silk
is admitted free. So is the silk admitted
free in a partia lmanufactured condition,
in its reeled state, whiHi ought to be
pretected as well as its subsequent man
ufacture into goods. The importation
of free silk this year will exceed twenty-
lour minions, louneen millions ot wnicn
is for reeling and ten millidns the valuo
of the raw cocoons.
The people of Kansas wish to know
why the manufacturer should be pro
tected twelve million dollars worth and
the grower and reeler of silk nothing.
Why should wo pay 3o cents on the
dollar indirectly to the manufacturer
on every dollar's worth of silk we buy,
and get nothing for that wo produce?
It is claimed the rich pay the cost of pro
tection because they can best afford the
luxury. But it is not made a luxury by
the 50 per cent tariff, aud wo aro not
deprived of it by that per cent, and as
the producer supports the rich, do we
not indirectly pay for their indulgence?
I see no reason why these conditions of
affairs should not lo modified or
changed. There is no qu stion but that
we can grow superior bilk and reel it,
and that this country should produce
the raw material manufactured here, I
am satisfied if the it.dustry was properly
developed in Kansas we could grow
cocoons for 2o cents a pound, the price
paid in China, and produce a superior
article, which ousht to satisfy the man
ufacturers and gratify the people.
" II. L. Bid well.
From the Loavonworta Ttaiesi.
The New York Sun charges that Mr.
Cleveland was not in it. that his sym
pathies were against the Democrats in
the late fight and it is not yet known
how he voted. It calls him "The coward
in the fight." Thnt settles it, Cleveland
will probablv 1h the Democratic nomi
nee in 1S92. The fellows who skulk
during tho fight are the fellows who
reap tho fruits of the victory. The sound
of the battle hadn't died away until Mr.
Cleveland was claimg it all.
Max in Oxford ilooktoc Bird.
The election results have liad no check
to the Wichita Eagle and the Emporia
Republican; they go right on picnicking
with each other'as before.
That's All Riff fat; So is Plumb.
Preston B. Plumb is looming up as a
J 'residential possibiltv amf the elections,
os tho mnu who can my I tokl you so
that always looms up after tht battle.
The Alliance will now proceed to give
Mr. Blackstone a black eye.
Jake Stotler to the Alliance: "If you
don't see what you want, ask for it."
Judge Pcffer is said to be the only man
in Kansas who can recite the tariff bill by
As for the Alliance and the 82,000 Repub
lican majority, it is clear case of hypnot
ism. Cambridge is Ben Clover's town. There
is- a taint suggestion of learning in tha
The dead politicians have begun to re
member that the last was a "green Christ
mas." We have seen no positive declaration in
any Kansas paper that the "geese are 'all'
What did the Republican administra
tion institute an agricultural department
for, any how?
The Alliance papers would like mighty
well to charge Ingalls up with making the
The Alliance swears by Jeremiah and
the oppositions by Jehosephat and other
Dan Anthony's innocence is sometimes
wofnlly strained. He speaks of '"wine at
forty cents a gallon."
Topeka lauudries that are expecting to
tide themselves over by the winter trade,
might as well assign at once.
No Kansas man is more anxious than
Senator Plumb to see Governor Hill's
chances for the presidency increase.
Mr. Otis says he is neither a McKinley
protectionist nor a Cleveland free trader,
but believes in Blaine's reciprocity.
The Republican majority in Kansas is i
getting to be about the right size to feed
on "five loaves and a few small fishes."
If Senator Ingalls is going to turn jour
nalist, he ought to do right away and pub
lish some of the things he is muttering to
Jerry Simpson was born in New Bruns
wick. His affection for New Brunswick,
however, in no way exceeds hi3 love for
The candidate out in western Kansas
who counted on the Alliance vote because
he had tho hay fever, was defeated by a
Farmer Funston confidently expects to
be the next governor of Kansas after
Humphrey. No wonder Eugene Ware
wants to leave the state.
This is the only time is. the history of
Kansas when it has been possible to meet
a candidate for tho U. S" senate on Kansas
avenue at every hour in the day.
General Rice expects to be the next sen
ator from Kansas, just as surely as ho ex
pects to heat his sou Bill. He is sending
circulars of his candidacy all over the
Shakespeare says: "There is nothing
yood, but thinking makes it so." This
will leave one or two of Kansas' newly
elected congressmen in a deplorable state
Justice Brewer is said to resemble Dan
iel Webster in a striking manner since ho
had his beard taken off. There is no tell
ing what illustrious ph3-siognomies are
concealed behind some Kansas beards.
Kansas went through the successive
stages when the grasshopper hopped, the
chincz bug chintzed and the chigger
chigged, very successfully, but she
couldn't stand it when the Alliance allied.
From tho Atchison Champion.
Tho farmers of the eastern two-thirds
of Kansas are in better shape financially
today than they ever were. This is not
an exaggeration, but a fact of easy veri
fication. They owe, as a class, compar
atively little or nothing to the banks.
Their apple crop alono enabled them to
pay off ail their floating indebtedness
with a sufficient surplus for taxes and for
the payment of any mortgage indebted
ness, which, in this section, is small.
Their wheat crop, although not quite up
to the averago, was still a good one, and
at the ruling prices netted them moro
than any one of the big wheat crops ever
raised in the state. The same thing is
true of their corn crop. Their hay crop
was splendid, their dairy products, their
live stock, cattle and hogs, their poultry
and eggs, all helped to swell tho total re
ceipts of 1890 way above the averago of
their most prosperous years, so that from
this side of their condition the farmers of
tho eastern two-thirds of Kansas have
every reason to feel grateful and satisfied.
Of course, from now on, because of
tho McKinley law, they will be forced to
Eay a higher price for whatever they
uy than they have been paying, still
they are in better shapoto enduro 6uch
an imposition than they ever were be
fore. This tariff business aside, in no
stat1 in tho American Union can there
be found a more prosperous class of
farmers than those of the eastern two-
thirds of Kansas. Tho Champion does
not wish to bo understood by this as say
ing that even these fortunate ones have
no burdens, that they aro not seriously
affected by the McKinley law and other
unjust legislative enactments, but what
it means is, that they aro better off than
other equal numbers of their cla&j in
this country. All this goes to show
what glorious possibilities lonfront
those who have sense enough to locate
NO CAUSE FOR ALARM.
From the Globe-Democrat.
There is no cause for alarm regarding
tho financial situation. Tho only ele
ment of danger which has seriously
threatened the stability of things has
manifested itself from the other sido of
tho Atlantic But the outlook in that
quarter has ceased to be grave. Tho col
lapse of the great banking institution of
the Baring Brothers which appeared to
be impending has been averted, and the
peril which menaced the business world
from that source has been removed. In
this exigency the interest of one financial
house is the interest of all. For this rea
son the Bank of France, in the early part
of last week, came to the relief of the
Bank of England, and at the close of the
week the latter institution did a similar
service for the Barings. Gold is pouring
into London rapidly, with the prospect
that a day or two hence all danger of fur
ther serious disturbances will be over. In
New York tho clearing house officials
are exercising nn intelligent supervision
over the condition of the bank?, and they
have displayed a sagacity, fertility of re
sources and'promptness in action which
have made them masters of the situation.
So far as regards the condition and
prospects of the banks through the coun
try, there is nothing in the outlook which
need cause any apprehension. As was
the case in ISSi. this is merely a disturb
ance in stock values. The derangement
and depression are not likely to be felt J
far beyond the arena of the Stock Ex
change. For the rime being dealtncs in
! railway shares nil' be attended with con
siderable risk, although an advance
along the whole line in the near future
is inevitable. But whether the depression
be long or short, the stability of the bank
as a wlole will not be affected. This
was the experience m li4, when the sit
uation, so far as concerns the stock mar
kot, was much like that which prevails
at preheat. The bank-, Iiowever, are in
better condition than they were in then.
As compared with that time, their re
Berves are greater, thsir atlairs are being
conducted with more conservatism and
intelligence, and they have had a longer
period in which to prepare for any strain
which could present itself. Let the pub
lic be calm. The banks of the country
were never stronger than they are at
this moment, and there is nothing in
sight or in prospect -which conld threaten
their solidity or offer a serious menace
to general business.
Stillwater's public school begins next
Oklahoma City's cotton gin is run by a
The next vote may bo a rebuke, and it
There are nine lots In Stillwater that
have contests upon them.
The reason that Jo Post is Kingfisher's
idol is that he is never idle.
Governor Steele savs he cannot tell what
day he will pass on the capitol bill.
There are more or less bills vetoed in
Oklahoma the first of every month.
B. Croker, the Alliance candidate for
delegate, got one vote in Beaver Citv.
It begins to look like Oklahoma was
going to have another "green Christmas."
According to the Stillwater Hawk the
Turkey-buzzard is the I bis of Oklahoma.
Purcell and Ardmore feel toward each
other a good deal like Guthrie and Okla
homa City do.
It is to be hopwl that Oklahoma City
will give that Choctaw road that right of
way right away.
One farmer in the Chickasaw country,
six miles west of Purcell, is still feeding
400 head of cattle.
Judge Harvey will talk with tho minor
ity, but he will not vote with it. This,
however, is not his fault.
A couple of Kansas lxws with dime
novel proclivities burglarized a store at
Canadian, Tex., lost week.
The sheriff of Oklahoma county made
thirty-three arrests within two days on
indictments found by tho grand jury.
If some of tho Oklahoma legislators
should be killed just now they would be
treated mighty shabbily by tho coroner.
If Governor Steele vetoes the Kingfisher
bill, further legislation on that score until
the territory is enlarged will bo useless.
Governor Steele spent $40 on telegrams
one day last week. He was transacting
private business with persons in Indiana.
There will be general rejoicing if Judge
Buford settles down on tho "sooners."
They have always been too presumptious.
Mort Bixler, regardless of politics, is the
representative of the press in the legisla
ture. Mort is a "brotherhood" sort of a
Governor Steele has contracted with the
Kansas authorities for keeping the Okla
homa convicts. The state agrees to keep
them for 25 cents per day.
Schools in tho Creek nation, formerly
controlled through contract by a board of
missions, in the future will be managed
by a board of education appointed by the
The first week that tho legislature was
in session, an elopement would not have
attracted any attention. Nojv it throws
the body of law makers into the shade for
a couple of days.
The Beaver Advocate remarks that
"house moving is becoming quite popular
in this section and some of our cituena
aro getting the business down line. Noth
ing is thought of moving a building from
one of iho 'busted' railroad towns forty
miles away to occupy a valuable lot in
There Is another hitch in the Choctaw
City final proof. When the town was laid
out the entrymen of the land made out re
linquishments to the townsite which wero
deposited in the Citizens, bank of Okla
homa City. A disagreement arose oeiweeu
the town company's ogent and the com
pany and he was dismissed. A couple of
mouths ago the entrymen made applica
tion for final proof under the $10 an aero
clause, and the plats and money wero
filed. Yesterday tho agent, armed with
the relinquishments, went to the land of
fice and made application to enter tho
tract for hiinselL The application, of
course was refused, but it may cause delay
in obtaining final proof.
Oklahoma Dity Times: That was a reg
ular bomb that was dropped in the sooner
camp yesterday when Judge Buford re
marked, "I am satisfied that perjury has
been committed in this room every day for
a week, and I propose to see the perpetra
tors of the crime brought to justice if it
takes every detective in the United States
to ferret them out." Judge Buforfl's
lecture has revolutionized tho whole con
test business. One cose, tho witness re
fused to testify further. Today there has
been a general let up nil around. Those
who wero supposed to bo on tho wrong
side act as though they had lost something,
or heard something "drop." Tho revolu
tion is general. Itbas become the talk of
the ptreet. U. S. Attorney Speed is ex
pected hereto bring cases before the rand
jury ot once. Some witnesses are getting
out of town to prevent being indicted. It is
hoped that nothing but straightforward
swearing will be done in the future.
It Has tho Opportunity.
From the Atchlsoa Champion.
The greatness or smallncss of tho Re
publican party will bo demonstrated by
tho action of its representatives in con
gress this winter.
Let the Club Proceed.
From the Kansas City Gazette.
Another row in Leavenworth. Tho
metropolitan police seized a lot of bug
juice intended for tho Bandana club's
banquet on the occasion of the anniver
sary of Thurman, and spilled it in the
street. The policemen were arrested on
a charge of larceny and placed in jail.
That Is More Sensible.
From the Fort fccoit 3Ionltor.
General L. L. Polk has concluded not
to come to Kansas for the purpose of
selecting a United State3 senator, but
will go to North Carolina and run for
A Good Record.
From the Patina News.
The cloud of bad crops and their effect
on Salina trade is lifted, and during the
severe trials of dull businc3 not ono as
signment has been recorded within our
borders theso three years following the
boom. "What city of like Bize can say as
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All of our dress goods and
silks at cost.
Millinery one-fourth off.
Big sale of cloaks and ail
the bargains advertised in
POST OFFICE COBNER.
We liaae now in our ware-house an immense lino of Holliday
Goods, which we expect to open and put on sale in about lOdays.
Our store is still crowded to overflowing with, our regular
stock, and to make room for a proper display of our Hollidad
goods, we will begin on Monday morning a "Giiaxd Uxload
"We must sell the goods, and to do this quickly we will
make prices to make them go.
Our 00 cent ilannels will be sold at 35 cents.
Onr3o " " " " " " 25 "
Our 25 " " " lt " " 17 "
All our Dress goods will be cut fully 25 per cent in. fhis
grand unloading sale.
Our 10.00 Blankets will be sold an 7,50
Our 7 50 Blankets will be sold at 5 00.
Our 5 00 Blankets reduced to 3 50.
The largest cut in prices will be made in our 5iCioak and
All our "Wraps reduced fully 33 per cent.
Handsome Jackets will be sold at $3 50 which have been selling
rapidly at$5 00 Plush wraps at lowest prices ever known.
An immense line of Misses and childrens wraps on hand.
They must be closed out. We want the spase they occupy.
Underwear, gloves, mitts, knitgoods3 every thing reduced
for the next ten days only.
When passing please step in and ask to
see our new stock of fine writing papers. We
think we have selected the nicest line to be
found in New York and Boston markets. We
have them in one and two quire boxes in all
shapes, sizes and designs. Our fine station
ery deprrtment we pay special attention, and
ladies desiring to keep up in correct styles of
society correspondence would do well to caU
on us. We keep the very latest in calling
cards, regrets and invitations, and take orders
for eneravinrr at reasonable rates.
Don't forget our wall paper and picture
moulding sale continues until Dec. i, only.
The Hyde & Humble Sta'ry Co.
114 North Main Street.
SELLING OUT AT COST
Going Out of Business!
Bankrupt Stock, Etc!
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HUSE & CHARLTON CROCKERY COMFY,
220 X Main Street, Wichita, Kansas.
SPECTACLES AND EYE GLASSES
Accurately Fitted witbont Charge at tho
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