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M. M. JIUKPOCK, Kdltor.
Mr. Quay says he will not resign, in
which caso tho people will withdraw
from his party.
The rumor of tho sale of the New
York "World to George W. Childs and
Banker Droxel was denied as soon as it
was publishe J. Perhaps the World had
better remain in tho hands of its present
owner. There is only ono J- -oepli Pu
litzer. The Emporia Republican is out in an
editorial urging tho Alliance to organize
as a national party, and otherwise indi
eating that it has gono by the board,
while in the same issue it criticises the
Topeka Journal for denouncing the Mc
Kinley law, opposing tho force bill and
calling the silver act of the last session a
In Boston, the other day, a motor un
der an electric car exploded and the
wood work of the car caught fire. One
of the paseegers, a youug girl, was in
jured, and a fue engine had to be called
out to cxtinguihh the JInmefi. This is
the first incident of the kind that lias oc
curred, wo boheve, but it servos to dis
pel tho notion that tho electric motor is
absolutely free of liability to sucJi accidents.
Tho death of Rube Burrows, which oc
curred in Alabama a few weelcs ago,
did not put :m oud to train robbing.
"When a holitary man can board a train
in Mississippi and carry olE the contents
of the express moueenger s safe, it is evi
dent that ordinary precautions wid not
do. In tho light of recent ovonts it
would scorn to be an easier matter to rob
a train than it is to tackle one man on a
lonoly road and force him to stand and
Communications from tho secretary of
tho treasury to congress bolting forth
existing conditions as regards tho gov
ernment's dealings with tho Indians and
asking for the appropriation of consider
able sums of money to enable the gov
ernment to more fully meet its obliga
tions to the Indians, loud a good deal of
color to the allegations that the present
trouble is largely duo to derelictions on
the part of the government. It ought
not to be so.
IMMIGRATION, NOT EMIGRATION.
It is claimed by tho prohibition papers
that prohibition is not only an efficient
temperance measure, but that its subsis
tence means prosperity to tho state. If
that be true will some one explain way
during the late discujsion of tliat ques
tion in Nebraska, all movements in real
estate practically ceased, and why in
Omaha more real estate and improved
properties have been sold since tho elec
tion of one mouth ago, than in a whole
year previous. It won't do to say that
it is because there is no truth in the
abovo assertion, for it is the truth. The
only two remaining states with prohibi
tion in their fundemeutal laws are
Maine and Kansas. "Will somebo'dv who
knows tell us how theso two slates, one
of the extreme east and the
other of the extreme west, compare
in prosperity with tho other states?
The Eagle would not be extreme or
fanatical touching this question about
which the politician and the officeholder
have such a dread, but the editor al sug
gestion of the Emporia Republican that
the Eag-le again boom Kansas brings it
all up. It's "immigration" that Kansas
wants and not "emigration,"' of which
site already has had too much.
"What would have become of prohibi
tion in the United States had the ques
tion been directly resubmitted this last
month in tho states of Maine and Kan
sas? "We aro not saying what, but
simply asking tho question of thought
ful, observant men.
SOME PORTENTOUS FACTS.
"With the multiplicity of political
parties now in existence it is altogether
probablo that the lato Greenback party
will soon bob up again. Mr. Bland's
bill introduced in congress providing for
the issuo of that form of currency by
tho government in practically unlimited
vol tune will very likely havo the ellet
referred to. It s a rather odd proposi
tion for Silver Dick to make, in view of
his record on tho white metal question,
and this gives hislatest effort a suspicious
Next to tho regular appropriations for
tho support of tho government the most
important measure that is likely to bo
acted upon by the present session of con
gress is the cougressioaai apportionment
under tho new census. Several bils havo
been prepared and two or three intro
duced for that purpose, among them ono
by Representative Frank of Missouri,
which provides for a house of 3T0 mem
bers. This is the smallest membership
that would prevent tho loss of a congress
man to any slate. Bacctl on this mem
bership tho ratio of representation would
be one congressman to every 178,1)01 of
population, and under it Kansas' delega
Sion would be increased to eight, a gain of
The English method of affording relief
to the distressed in Ireland, that is.to fur
rih them with seed and food as a loan,
o be paid lmck whon good crops aro se
cured and prosperity returns, may seem
cold and unfeeling and possess very lit
tle of our idea of charity or magnanimity,
but there is one point in its favor, and
that is, such plan prevents the govern
ment's beneficonco being imposed upon
or it leiiefactious from being diverted
Crow the roil objects for which thoy aro
providod. In a word, tho plan men
tioned prevents the dishonest di&Kition
of the needed relief, and in this respect it
is a very decided improvement uion onr
methods of affording relief, Hero it
usually takes one-half of the value of
donations to got the other half, to tho&o
for whom they are intended.
South Carolina's now governor, Capt.
E. Tillman, may not be as politic in his
utterance as outhern Democrats aro as
n rule, but whon he says that "it is not
true that all men aro created equal, and
never was," tlie declaration of Thomas
Jefferson, the great Democratic Nitron
i-aint, to that effect notwithstanding, ho
Mm ply voices the t-entuneuts of the latter-day
Democracy on that point. Tho
declarations of Alabama's new governor
en tho negro question were pretty much
in tho same line, though he did not go to
un thing like the same length in the
w .iy of acknowledgement of wrongs or-pi-i
rated mpil tho "inferior" mco, and
repealing for justice in the administra
tion of the laws. The Alliance or some
thing eW seem to have inspired both
thev executives with more courage of
cxpmaum tlmu lias been exhibited hore-toloro.
SlVUKfH DISTRICT VOTE.
Following is the official vote by counties
ef tho bimmtJt CvtiKrcKsional district as
cist on T.uMky, Xorumlrar 4, 1S0, and
iduvHSfcod by the state board:
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. WH K,V&
"We like the way that Col. Marsh Mur
dock liits from the shoulder in his paper,
the "Wichita EAGLE. Once in a great
while some jay editor ventures to punch
the Eagle man upon resubmission, tho
tariff or Mime vital issuo of tho day: but
wo take notice ho seldom returns to the
U usually, tho newspaperman who ven
tures to "tool" around Col. Murdock re
tires a "sadder and wiser man." Indeed,
before now the luckless wight has present
ed the appearance of having been passed
through a threshing machine.
The last Republican editor to tackle
Murdock is tho noodle of the Medicine
Lodge Cresset, who simyests that the
Eagle man "is not posted on the McKin
ley law. and doesn't know as much about
it as Jerry Simpson."' This .shaft pro
vokes from Murdock the following sharp
arraignment of Republican policy. Tope
The trouble is, the politicians and the
papers that have for months been firing
their Bneers at the Eagle's Rebellion
aro either ignorant or dishonest. There
are papers in tins state claiming respect
ability, that now unblushingly declare
that the Eagle in prophesying rebellion
did not base its declaration on economic
gronnds on the farmer question, but
on Resubmission. Theso papers either
never paid any attention to what wo did
say or they aro otherwise guilty of a
contemptible dishonest'. The McKin
ley bill is not in tho interest of tho
.farmer, and wo in our answer to the
gibe of the Creesett would havo said
something like this, in addition to what
we did say, had wo thought ho would
havo comprehended it, but which may
bo will bo appreciated by others as it
will bo by our friend the Topeka Demo
crat. Tho mortgage indebtedness of tho
United States is now shown to bo 850,
000,000 instead of the unnumbered bill
ions talked about during tho last presi
dential campaign. Now, forty per cent
of the population is engaged in agricul
ture. Their property, which inlSSO was
valued at ten billions of dollars, and
which now, to be in proper proportions,
should amount to at least sixteen billions,
in all probability does not exceed eight
billion dollars, and its earning power has
been decreased from fifty to soventy-fivo
par cent by reason of tho shrinkago in
prices and which has destroyed the pur
chasing power of twentv-six millions of"
people for anything except the bare ne
cessities of life. Tho result is
that not only tho tradesman tho
middle man so called who makes up the
urban communities largely, but that tho
manufacturer and every industry is de
pressed becauso of the unfavorable k
sition into which tho great and the most
important factor of our civilization,
namely, the farmor, has l)een forced and
which tho McKinley bill but intensifies.
Destroy the purchasing power, i. e.,
the earning possibilities of forty per
cent of the people of any country and
you at once prostrate all of the economic
interests of that country, and render
prosperity impossible. Say it costs GO
cents per bushol, under present con
ditions, to produce one bushel of wheat,
and tho producer sells it on a Co cent
markotf there is left but the profit of ono
dollar to the cultivated acre, which
meagre margin strikes tho business of
evory manufacturer, the work of every
industrial agent and the price of the
services of every professional man and of
all kinds of invested capital.
In other words America depends upon
her farmers and cannot possibly prosper
long when forty per cent, or twenty-six
millions of her population have through
any oliey or by any adverse rule been
deprived of thoir purchnsepowor. The
trouble with the McKinley bill is in that
it seeks to benefit tho farmer by helping
the manufacturer, when it should have
sought to benefit all, or the industrial
claos, oj- protecting tho interest of the
forty per cent, the twenty-six millions
of producers in some, at least, apprecia
only point to be considered in estimating
the money value of the horee it would
be sufficient to warrant the effort to im
prove the grade of horses in the state.
Senator Plumb, some time ago, called
tho attention of the- farmers and stock
raisers of Kansas to the imjwrtance of
giving more attention to the improve
ment of the horse, to the extent of sub
stituting tho thoroughbred for the com
mon stock, noting tho fact that the gov
ernment would be a ready and reliable
customer for a larsre proportion, if not
all, of tho high grade horses that can be
produced for the military service. And
just here and in this line, it is worthy of
note that all the troops ordered to the
scene of tho threatened Indian troubles
have been mounted, either cavalry or
In this connection the following
personal experience -of one of the most
noted cavalry leaders of the south dur
ing the war of the rebellion in the use of
thoroughbreds, is interesting as illus
trative of the superiority of blooded
horses for service where intelligence,
courage and powers of endurance are
qualities to be considered as of special
value. Gen. "Wade Hampton is quoted
""When I went to the war in 1SG1, 1
took with me three thoroughbred stall
ions that were worth a prince's ransom.
rOne was as black as night, one was a
dark chestnut and the other was a chestnut-sorrel.
In rode tho black stallion at
the first Bull Run battle, whore I com
manded the Hampton Legion, comprised
of infantry, cavalry and artillery. At
the famous cavalry fight at Brandy
Station with Pleasauton, in 18G3, I rode
the chestnut. Ho was a hard horse to
control in a charge and he nearly carried
mo into tho enemy's lines on that day
twice. I rode the chestnut-sorrel at the
great cavalry fight in the rear of Meade's
army on tho third day at Gettysburg,
and came near meeting the same fate
as that I escaped from at Brandy Station
a few weeks previous. My experience
with thoroughbreds is in time of war
that tney are sater horses to get away
from the enemy with than when you aro
going toward him, especially when on a
gallop. But when it comes to endurance
one thoroughbred will kill three cold
blooded horses in a campaign. They
will go farther with less food, go faster
and show more courage in the face of
danger. I have ridden the stallions I
mentioned into federal batteries, and
they nevsr once flinched. All of them
were wounded three or four times, but
they pulled through. I think a body of
men all mounted on blooded horses,
would prove much more formidable in a
charge than the same force mounted on
geldings of tho same blood. Our an
cestors in tho ancient times went to war
on entire horses, and in order that their
presence might not be known to the
enemy their nostrils were slitted so that
they could not neigh. Tho Arabs in their
journe3s prefer ontiro horses, as they
seem to havo more courage, sense,
strength and endurance than mares or
geldings. The lato John 3Iorgan owed
his success in tho lato war to the fact
that in the raids his men were mounted
on Kentucky thoroughbreds.
FORECLOSURE WlfHOUT APPRAISEMENT.
The following letter from Col. S. E.
Jocelyn to Judge Reed and his Honor's
reply touch upon a very vital question
and will be read with interest, not only,
but be found full of timely and valuable
"Wichita, Kan., Dec. 1, 1890.
lion. C. Reed WlchiU, Kan.
My Dear Judge It seems to me there
is a condition of things existing in this
state attending foreclosures and so-called
"sales" by sheriffs, that ought to arrest
tho attention of every thoughtful man.
I rofer more especially to "sales" where,
under the terms of one-sided-mortgages,
appraisement has been waived. It is
certain, that at tho present time, in all
such cases property is being slaughtered
and debtors stripped and ileeced for a
song- 2o community or state can afford
to permit such spoliation.
1 am sure that you, sitting as judge,
must know and leel how monstrous,
wide-spread and far reaching is tho in
justice being done. "When all tho facts
in the situation are considered, it be
comes an outrage in which tho nation
itself bears a part.
By a fatal financial policy, which our
own Senator Plumb has fitly character
ized in open senate as "the economic
crime of tno century," the government,
in face of multiph ing millions of popu
lation, and acting under what
malign influences God knows,
has continued to contract tho
volume of the money of tho country,
thus compelling our vast business to bo
done largely on credit, until the inevita
ble time has come when debtors, whose
name is legion, in the face of maturing
obligations, aro told by financiers that
money is not to bo had; that, in fact,
there is in the country less than one-fifth
the volume necessary to properly trans
act its business and for tho payment of
debts. In short, there is not m exist
ence -nearly enough to go around. This
is no fancy picture but a cold-blooded
statement of fact made bv no less a wr-
sonago than Senator Plumb on tho Gth
lock must havo his pound of flesh it
were well to make haste slowly,, and be
sure that no violence to natural right and
inherent equities be done.
I hear it said, that- nothing can be done
to arrest this evil, but my common sense
refuses to believe it. Against the sanc
tity of written script, congested with the
distilled, quintessence of cold blooded
intentj looking forward to a coming day
of evil fortune, I appeal to the equities
that are unwritten, but eternal on be
half of the helpless for the protection of
whom both laws and courts exist.
I believe it i certain that the legisla
ture has the constitutional power to reg
ulate the sessions and" business of the
courts and without any resort to doubt
ful s:ay-laws, mav so limit them as to ar
rest theso ruthless wreckers in their
career of public plunder. As conditions
now are a man owing a few hundred or
thousands, which ordinarily would not
be a matter of concern, may see prop
erty worth a fortune swept away for
naught and himself left both a beggar
and a judgment debtor with no escape
save in emigration or through a bank
rupt court. For mvself I think an ounce
of prevention wortha ton of bankruptcy.
I have written at much greater length
than I first intended, feeling sure your
sympathies must be with those who suf
fer. I trust your greater experience will
enable you to devise some measure of re
lief, or "at least suggest a remedy.
Very trulv and respectfully yours,
S. E. Joycelyk.
Wichita, Kan., Dec. 2, 1S90.
Col. S. E. Jocelyn.
My Deak Sir Yours of the 1st inst.
received. I recognize the importance as
well as the fairness of your letter. My
position as judge is hedged aboutf with
certain proprieties, but it does seem to
mo that the overwhelming interest of the
subject matter absolves mo from a stud
There is a remedy for the ills of which
you speak. It is competent for the legis
lature to pas3 a law authorizing tho
-courts upon motion to set aside any ap
praisement or sale of property when, in
the judgment of the court, tho same is
The impression is prevalent that such
is the law, but that is a mistake. Mere
inadequacy of price is not sufficient to
set aside the sale of property. To enable
tho court to do this there must be evi
dence of fraud or unfairness in tho sale.
This is the law as it now stands.
"We have, under the practice of this
state, two classes of salo of property.
First, sale of property with appraise
ment. Second, sale of property without
appraisement In cases of sales of prop
erty with appraisement the evil of which
you speak is not so great, for in this
class of cases property is very generally
appraised fairly. It is in cases of sale
without appraisement where the shylock
rides upon a high tide. The law of
which I speak would correct that. It
does not impair the obligation of any
contract and therefore it violates no
The present condition of the law is
legalized robbery. Tho law can be made
to cover all sales unconfirmed. This
would put the matter where our peoplo
could recover their breath. Why tho
past legislature overlooked this matter I
Very truly yours, C. Reed.
Bon Clover prefers the designation
"Peoples' party" to "Alliance."
The Florida convention is a good deal of
a side-show to the Kansas Alliance.
Mrs. Lease can havo some "say" in the
matter next spring. She can vote, then.
It is about time to ask Senator Ingalls
how many cords he has piled up to date.
Scott county has the lowest record on
corn thi3 year. It only raised 115 bushels.
The president's message "speaks for it
self." but it takes a mournfully long time
to do it.
Kausas is never without a boom of some
kind. It is Senator Plumb's presidential
Mrs. Lease is in Chicago at present.
That town is overdoing the "Lucy Par
P. P. Elder is the only Farmers' Alli
ance politician whose picture is in the old
Kansas herd book.
A. B. Campbell has gone down as deep
as he once went up high. Ho is engaged
in mining in Joplin.
There is a young lady in Wellington,
who is so precise in her language that she
calls it the McKinley William.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean says that "Sen
ator Ingalls is more patriotic than parti
san," and that is saying a great deal.
It would not be amiss now for Senator
Ingalls to return the dynamite cartridge
to its owner in Louisiana, with thanks.
Tho Alliance hit tho Republican party
so hard between the eyes that it saw stars
and at once picked out Plumb as the cyno
sure. Dairyman Otis, tho congressman from
the Fourth district, does not take cream in
his coffee. This important fact was given
away by a relative.
Chicago with the help of American in
genuity and the McKinley bill will prob
ably succeed iu getting something higher
than tho Eiffel tower.
John Davis' paper has at the head of its
columns the names of J. B. Weaver, of
Iowa, for president, and L. L. Polk, of
Chapman out of the race Funston would
have been beaten badly. Xobody in Kan
sas has ever been heard to insinuate that
the state owes a profound debt of grati
tude to the Second district Democrats.
Eugene Ware on al:en ownership of
land: "If anybody wants to come and buy
Fort Scott property, and pay the cash for
it, if anybody wants to buy our farms and
pay our prices and lift tho mortgages, we
welcome him, and don't care whether he's
a Pole from Poland, a Hole from Holland,
or a Patrician from Patagonia. It is not a
question of nativity or citizenship, it is a
question of cash."
Oklahoma will moke lots of new resolu
tions, New Years.
The sooner business is completely broken
up at Oklakomu.Citv.
The Cherokee strip will probably make
it. It looks that way.
Governor Steele will be in Washington
this time next month.
The school bill is a good ways off, it
seems, front graduation.
Governor Steele wis not forgotten at El
Reno, Thanksgiving day.
A high official was drunk at Guthrie the
other nieht, so the papers say.
Garden hi re is working up a reputation
as something of a speechifier.
Reno City is late about it, but it has
finally organized a literary society.
It is not improbable that Gardenhire
wants to be governor of Oklahoma some
The Denver News thinks that Oklahoma
has as good a claim to statehood as Nevada
The assets of the Commercial bank at
Guthrie exceed tho liabilities nearly 20,
000. The chances are that Kingfisher will get
the capital. It already has the balvation
Twenty-five degrees was the lowest the
thermometer got down in Oklahoma in
The first complete map of Oklahoma
county has just been submitted by the
There are one or two men in Oklahoma
who claim that Senator Plumb is not a
friend to tho territory.
Tho Perkins Independent, Terrill's
paper, says Gutnrie is sure to lose the
capital through mismanagement.
Some of the Santa Fe track laborers be
tween Guthrie and Arkansas City have
asked to leave their stations, fearing mas
sacre. Tho EI Reno lovers will soon have to
take their arms away whon they come to
a corner. The town is to have electric
Judge Clark has taken up his residence
permanently at Oklahoma City, and wiil
ne joined by his family from "Wisconsin,
Lewis is the victim in scrapping match
the second. In the short time that it is
left to the legislature, the legislators ouyht
to confine their implements of warfare to
The Oklahoma City Journal says if
there should ever come a time when King
fisher can do Oklahoma City a favor she
will be guilty of the basest ingratitude if
she does uot'do it.
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123 TO 127 N MAIN ST.
A "Merry Christmas" sale
of Handkerchiefs this week.
16 and 2 button
gloves just opened.
26 and 2S inch silk um
brellas, new handles.
of June last past, in the senate chamber, North Carolina, for vice-president.
KANSAS FOR THOROUGHBREDS.
Kansas i becoming known as a source
of supply for the beat trotting stock in
the country. The Glasco Sun tells of the
shipment to Derrver last week of a car
load of horses that move in the 2:30 and
2:20 classesi-showing that it is no longer
necessary to make pilgrimages to Ken
tucky for horseflesh. The last racing
season demonstrated more clearly than
evor the practicability of successful!?
producing the highest grades of thor
oughbred liorses m this state. Soveral
Kansas horse haw made national repii
tnt ions for speed, and if this wro iba
and his arraignment of tho government
lias, I believe, never been challenged.
Indeed, impending -disaster has followed
so close upon the heels of his prediction
that the secretary of tho treasury has
been kept busy unloading millionsof tho
jwople's money to protect Wall street.
But who is there to protect the people?
Tho judgment debtor stands today, not
a culprit, but a victim; not a criminal,
but a sacrifice. What is ho to do? A
condition of semi-panic among banks,
extends over the entire country. Money
by borrowing is simply unobtainable.
And now ho is called upon to stand up
before the sheriff and see his property
offered at an alleged sale"' which 13 both
a farce and a tragedy.
Wha. tnink you are his feeling3 when
he sees homo property, the accumula
tions of a life of toil, swept away for
next to nothing and his debt still left
unpaid? What, but that he has been
robbed, none the less really and truly,
though undor the forms of law? Be
gard, ho either joins the pittiful proces
&ion of pilgrims out of the state or sinks
into the mass of malcontent voters
voters remember1 who feol themselves
outraged and with whom will bo the
sympathies of all men of right feeling.
My dear Judge, is there no remedy for
this state of things? If not in your hands,
elsewhere? none which can be promptly
and effectually applied?
1 hear much about the sanctity of con
tracts, but 1 have my doubts when, as in
the cae of some cut throat mortgages,
they contain the emulative devices of
attorneys whoso knowledge of law con
sists in the evasion of its equities and of
methods to cheat justice.
1 can b t tmuk that the equities of
debtors, their wives acd children
Timothy McCarthy drew the slip of
paper out of tho governor's hat Wednes
day, that seated a Republican from Marion
county instead of an Alliance man.
Nobody will deny that the last cam
paign would have been one of the dryest
affairs Imaginable if it hadn't been for
John J. lugall's New York" World mter-
Jerry Simpson run up "against a finger
bowl for the first time in his life at a To
peka hotel recently. "Thanks," he said to
a waiter who placed a glass .of water be
fore him, "I've got water."
There is a consoling thought to most
Kansans who are afraid of our new con
gressmen when they will have reached
Washington, in the quotation that, "Dis
tance lends enchuntment to the view."
A great many people do not know that
it is uncultured to say "thanks" foJ
"thank you." It is not criminal to be
sure. When anybody eays "thanks" to
stickler for style, Bent Murdock, he re
There is one point on which both Jerry
Simpson and Jim Hallowell have cause
for common congratulation. That one
man in. the district who would vote for
neither of them, voted for Grover Cleve
land for congresss.
Bill Higcins will advise the new legis
lature in his next, report. Bill Higgins
once told the farmers that com would ad
vance 15 cents m two months ami they
laughed at him.
El Reno Eagle: Several wagon loads of
"Strip" wire passed through the city
Wednesday, en route to the Chickasaw
country, the cattle men having no further
use for their fences in the outlet.
In writing up tho amateur performance
of the "Bells of Corneville," the dramatic
critic of the Guthrie News says of one of
the characters showed his Kausas culture
by calling tho place "Cornville" instead of
The government has already confiscated
the small bunches of cattle left iu the strip
and missed by cattlemen. The improve
ments will revert to the Cherokee Indians,
and tho few hundred people living iu dif
ferent portions of the laud will bu driven
Last December there were sixteen cloud
less days, eight partly cloudy and six
cloudy deys. Total precipitation, 5.57
inches. Number of days on which 01 inch
or more of precipitation fell, 7. Dates of
frost, 3rd, ll'th, 17th, iOth. Solar hales,
loth, 19th. Thunder storms, 0th.
Mr. Ilarvoy, the first delegate from the
new territory of Oklahoma, was sworn iu
by himself, says a Washington dispatch.
There was a general craning of necks to
see the first man in congress from Okla
homa. The galleries seemed to think he
ought to appear in buckskin trousers,
spurs, a woolen shirt, and a cowboy hat.
Itistcad they saw a studious looking,
slightly bent, and neatly dressed gentle
man of middio nge. In fact, the only thing
about Mr. Harvey's debut which savored
of the wild west was his introduction iu
Bishop V. Perkins' most sonorous tones.
Mr. Springer, who rejoices in his share of
the responsibility for the addition of Oklu
homa to the list of territories, stood just
behind Mr. Harvey when tho oath was ad
ministered, and beamed lite a young
father upon his first born.
Senator Plumb says in a letter: In my
judgment it will not be possible to secure
the admission of Oklahoma as a state dur
ing the present session of congress. The
admission of a territory containing less
than 25,000 people and having practically
no taxablo valuation would he looked up
on with great disfavor by the older states.
It would be practically impossible for your
people to bear the burden of a state gov
ernment. How could we justify ourselves
iu admitting Oklahoma and excluding
Arizona and New Mexico? A great many
of our neoDle doubted the nronrietv of
admitting Idaho and Wyoming and yet
the smallest of these has four times your
population, more than forty times your
taxable valuation and twenty times your
area. 1 feel quite sure that a very large
proportion of your people would protect
against admission, and it would bo practi
cally impossible to secure any votes for
the project of congress.
Parties in from Frisco Wednesday report
the peoplo of that village and vicinity
much exercised over the reports of the
Indian uprising and alarmed for fear that
they will make a raid through that section
of the country. Prisco is only fourteen
miles from the line of the Cheyenne and
Arapahoe reservation and would not bu
impossible for a company of the Indians to
cross the lino and devastate the country.
On Monday evening reports came, pur
porting to be from scout-, that a party of
Indians were coming, and great excite
ment prevailed. There was hurrying to
and fro, getting out guns and ammuni
tion, hurrying the women and children
into the strongest building in town (Kel
kers drutr store) and getting ready to give
the redskins as warm a reception as possi
ble. The men formed themselves into a
company, jome sixty strong, armed with
all sorts of weapons, and if the Indians
had coma they would haTe been met
bravely, but ammunition was scarce and
it was feared that .ill resistance woald be
unavailing, fccouts were seat oat 10 give
notice of the arrival of the enemy, and
until 13 o'clock at night all wu suspense.
Then, however, the scouts returned with
the news that it was a false alarm, as a
thorough scouting of the country bad
failed to discover any Indiann, usd tae
women and children were sent home.
Guards were placed around the village,
and even now the country is patrolled and
the town guarded. It I a regular dime
POST OFFICE CORNER.
The extreme mild weather for the past month has left us in
very bad shape -with all kinds of winter goods. Y don't want
to carry them over for another season, as we can use tho money
to much greater advantage through the summer.
We are heavily overstocked with Flannels, Dress Goods
Blankets, Comforts and all kinds of woolen goods usually sold in
The knife goes into them on Monday morning and one-third
the regular price is cut off every dollars worth of heavy iooch
now in tne house. We prefer to make this sacrifice now when
the people want the goods rather than to force them off after tho
season is over.
Our stock of Ladies and Childrens Wraps is, unfortunately
for us, very large, and this immense reduction of one-third off
the regular price we think will reduce it. We don' t want to park
any winter goods away and we are going to soil them if rediuvd
prices will do it.
Formerly at Douglas and Fourth Avenues, has- resumed
business afe the old Diamond Front
IY1 All 1 o 1 ,
And EespeGtfully Solicits Your Patron ag&,
THE NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL.
Tho Goat Wad Assessed.
McCorkle (the iewlr appointed real
etate assessor on ins rounds) There.
Miather OTooIe, Oi've put in the prem
La at $20 a phut front and the goat at
From the Topka CapluU
Hon. John N. Ives of Rioo county, the
attorney genral-e!fct, wjw in Topeka. all
day yesterday. He called upon Attorney
General Kellogg, got acquainted atighUy
with tho offico which ho U to occupy for
the next two yors, and also called upon
other etate officers.
Mr. IvcsImw never practiced before the
supreme court. Yestordny ho went be
fore that court and was admitted to prac
tice. He has appointed Judge Ueorge
V. Clark, of Lyons, aaitant attorney
general. 3Ir. Clark is a Democrat and
liesubrntesionist and the attorney general
s also a Democrat aid anti-rrohiWtoni!t.
Mr. Ives wiid that he would move hw '
f?nu!y to Topeka. next spring, JIin wjfo
u n invalid.
Just Llko ih Democrats.
From tfce Kaawi (1t7 Mat.
We hoard a Itepttbltraa fron "Wkliita.
roar exceedingly loud the oiltitr lart
They agreed down ther. It wofui, to
vote for Robinson far governor, and tho
Democrat were to vota for Hallow! I
for congrcw. What h roared alxut w
that JWn.n go 4.UC0 maturity and
HallowcU aiynit S They prsorrod
beer to a congrmn.
Tt sdranced 25 cents in
stead. They will probably turn their ear I "? L , .
to h:m this time. OTooler-Pfaat the divtl hav yez to do
Governor Humphrey issued a proclama- wi, SPfiL? Y1 " Z; u
tioo jesterday. calling an election Decern-1 rw -.., ...i .- :,-' . ..
who!berS.iathe Tbln?"'t3B3aFch r l
liad little to say in these traaaction-I ' Ui(it composed of Cloud and Kep-bhc J Jow . Ql j hizn Me id-
l . p J wtu r tT a .f .. .nrnF tn fill irt .
can out leeitnese -are ever ana aiway3 """-" " ec- ---- MJC strooctJocs to asn all rate propertv
uic pnjpvrnuiuj ui iait n um ui nM " -i "u uv me .... - .- ..
.&. ii. aweanngen. itls generally conccuea
that he will be an anti-InsiUa man.
Ftiw-iiott otres ererrtfain to the Dom
inmIo &t the Second district. If they had
endrrd t&eAULiace candidate and ep
courts and as such are enttuea to para
mount consideration. Blood k tkicker
than wuier. aye, than ink. and in the
long run nothing is c-o unprofitable as
itijtisthM. So it seems to :n that if shy-
boundux and obutxw. on te&h aati av
th' sate. Ofve been watchin tbo teste,
aa' it' many a tune hev Ox J-eoa him a
boundin and a buuin' on bodi bt av
the strata. It wilt be tin delitus, Mktlmr J
Agriculture in Australia.
Fran. 1 Teba. Eteisocrai.
C. E. Sbulton, fonnexlr nrotmor of
agriculture at the statu agriculture col
lege at Manhattan, now instructor of the
department of agriculture in Australia, ,
writ- to M. 31ohler, secretary of the ,
Kansas state board of agriculture, n-
questing information of the general and
practical method ra which the Kama
state board of agriculture nut Pntt
She! ton ttaiea that an extensive trad-;
could be worked up btw&en tke two '
countne. but that the United States m
paswng the McKinley bill does not rem
to care for It.
Tb YIax, Prop.
rr2i l& Lfcs.ia Criterion.
Flax ra th Krcattnt crop nhl ml
Kaxtema this year, and brought inftffoa
of dolhus into tb tate in a few month.
Fkuc it Um mrwC prfffU&hfo crop our
farmorr can rale-, aod i desdoed to
take the kwul m farcn iKvdeoVs fn thin
state before susr t-t. i
w 2M. CM Haste.
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k UMV taLn -rxt. JorM4 tf (
i ijt oi tt&ji mint um crr4
9P A WK wJtkfal vr J-rtc Cy to,
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