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31. 31. Sll'KDOCK, Editor.
Senator Plumb, of Kansas, may turn
out to be the real Republican leader.
Whenever the Indians are whipped it
is a "glorious victory," and whenever
the pale-faces are defeated it is au "atro
The growth of population in Iho new
slate of Washington during the past ten
years has been phenomenal, the per cent
of increase being 3Go. That of North
Dakota is even inoro so, being 395 per
Grover Cleveland, who was -as dumb
38 an oyster all last summer, lias had
more to says since the election than any
man in America. The stuffed states
man is going to have another oppor
tunity tonight at Madison Square Garden
where he will be permitted to pose as a
The Topeka Journal speaks of the
cause of Irish home rule as "the lost
cause," in consequence of the Parnell
imbroglio. The success of the cause
may bo doforred for a time, but its
ultimate triumph does not depend upon
any one man and will, therefore, ulti
The hank clearings for last week show
a decrease in the volume of business
done at an unusually largo number of
points throughout the country. The
bqueezo goes on, crushing the commer
cial and industrial lifo out of the nation,
while congress sits high up in the na
tional capitol playing the role of Nero.
A bill has been introduced in the
Cnitcd States senate by Mr. Stanford of
California, authorizing the secretary of
the treasury to issue 100,000,000 in
greenbacks and loan it to the owners of
unencumbered real estate at the rate of
2 per cent per annum. The question is
what occasion have the owners of unen
cumbered farms to borrow money. It is
other follows that need it.
The Now York Sun has discovered
our Jerry: "The Hon. Jerry Simpson,
the sockless statesman of Medicine
Lodgo, booms to be the moat meaty and
picturesque of the numerous candidates
of the People's party of Kansas for
Mr. Ingalls' seat in the senate. The socle
less statesman would bo a joy at tho
capitol, and tho glint of his firm feet in
the marble halls a splendid vision of de
light." "Within five years Japan has had postal
pavings banks, and tho depositors havo
increased from ten thousand the first
year to nearly for hundred ahoueand at
present, and the deposits from less than
bixteen thousand dollars to more than
twenty millions. Tho postmaster-general
of tho United States is not without
backing of practical results in his urgent
recommendations for tho establishing
of tho system in this country.
The Journul Kays "thievery in Topeka
is becoming a matter of the gravest con
cern. Every day a dozen or moi'o ar
rests are- made, yet tho thefts seem to
become bolder uud more numerous each
day. Housebreaking is often but a prc
jude to murder. The police are making
every effort to stop tho wave of larceny,
and it is to bo hoped they will soon have
all the thieves in custody." If the theory
commonly advanced by tome people,
that tho liquor traffic is the prime cause
of all lawlessness, is correct, we can sug
gest in a word a remedy for tho trouble
in Topeka that tho Journal speaks of,
i. e., close tho joints.
This is the strain in which Peffer, a
candidate for tho United States senate,
talked about Ingalls but a short time
"Senator Ingalls is n national charac
ter, a standing advertisement of his state.
"Wherever Ingalls is known the people
have heard of Kansas. "Without btop
ping to weigh tho value of his reputa
tion or his services to the people of this
btate, the fact is that Senator Ingalls
occupies an exalted position in tho esti
mation of persons outside tho state, and
llu-hC considerations aro Mifticient to jus
tify the anxious solicitude with winch
tho critical public wid await tho election
of hie Miccobhor."
Globe-Domocrat: "Another attempt,
however, to kecuro an agreement among
tho nations on a ratio betweon tho
inctuls and to bring about a general
.IH'itinic of the mints to silver ought to
be made. The United States can not
wifely uudortako biugle-lmwlwl to force
the white metal up to a parity with tho
yellow by the free-coinage device." It
is not worth while to say the United
States can not establish and maintain a
parity of value between tho metals. This
government can and has accomplished
much moro difficult undertakings. It
:m do it, and the people demand that it
A bill is landing lefore the South
".iroHnn legislature requiring tho rnil
nad compuuies to provido separate cars
for the two races. They may bo able to
make such a law that will btand down
there, but it wouldn't up in Michigan,
any longer than the state supremo court
could get h pass at it. That court has
decided that no di-crimination shall bo
made in any public place on account of
color, not even to the extent of provid
ing equally good accommodations aud
service. It is said the Carolina roads are
opposing the proposed moasure on prac
NO MONKEY BUSINESS.
Mr. Stanley, in his article on tho Afri
can pigmies, in the January Scribnors,
Mym "For tho benefit of such of your
readers as take an interest in pigmy hu
manity , I have taken the trouble to write
this article, that they may have a little
more consideitUenoss for the undersized
creatures inhabiting she great forest of
equatorial Africa. They must relieve
their minds of tho Darwinian theory,
avoid coupling man with the ape, and
banish all thoughts of the fictitious,
small-brained progenitor supposed to be
existing somewhere on land unsubmerg
ed since the oecene period. "
Intellectually, the pigmies of the Afri
can forest are the equals of about 50 per
cent of tho modern inhabitants of auy
Ki-eat American city of today. And yet
there has been no change or progiess of
any kind among the pigmies of tho for-
t Bat tinea the time or Jderodotus.
THEY ARE CLOSED.
The Leavenworth Times appeared Sun
day morning with a half column on
Wichita joints in which it declares that
Governor Humphrey changed the board
of police commissioners in Wichita, re
placing two prohibitionists with resub
missioniats. It is unnecessary for the
Eagle to say to tho people of Wichita
that the Times misrepresents the facts.
No such thing occurred.
The Times then goes on to complain
that there is no effort made to close the
joints in Wichita, and that tho city is
still sticking to the "fining system."
As we did not believe the last assertion
any more than the first, we detailed a re
liable man to hunt up the truth. Know
ing that "joints" are not run openly, and
that they are hard to find, by the
ordinary observer, for the reason that
they are largely run in tho
houses of questionable character and in
out-of-the-way places, and only known
to the patrons and initiated, our direc
tions were to see tho men patronized by
joints very largely, such as the bakers,
tho cigar makers, the ginger-pop bottling
works, the glassware dealers, etc. And
now for the result: Mr. Zimmerman has
taken his mineral water aud pop wagon
off the street and discharged his hands
for the reason that the joints are closed,
and his trade is gone. Three bakers in
terviewed said that their trade had been
largely affected in bread, pies and cakes,
and thoy had all discharged one or more
hands. Ono glassware man said his
trade had been noticeably affected by
the closing of tho joints, and some of
the fancy grocerymen declared the same
tiling, while merchants in other lines ad
mitted that they feel the effect sensibly,
from the fact that the hundred or so
joints formerly flourishing hero were
very largely patronized by non
residents and transients of various char
acters. Our representative, to confirm
his findings, then went to some of the
men who had been arrested and fined for
keeping joints. They affirmed, what is
generally known, that after paying fines
and rents there was nothing left moro
than a living for themselves and fami
lies, and that in the face of threatened
prosecutions and coj inual police notices
they could not afford to continue in tho
For several weeks now the Times has
lecn harping on Wichita. Having taken
the tiouble to investigate for its benefit,
as much as for our own information, we
sincerely hope that it will now let up.
Wo do not deny that Kansas City, Leav
enworth and Atchison are full of joints
for we know nothing about it, but tho
truth is, Wichita is too sober to be
THE OFFICIAL COUNT.
Bulletin No. 16, issued from tho cen
sus bureau Dpc. 12, contains the finally
determined statement of population of
tho United Stales as a whole and each
state separately. The total is given at
C2,G22.2oO. Tho bulletin classifies or
groups tho states in order with the ag
gregate population of each, as follows:
North Atlantic Division Maine, New
Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, 17,401,345.
South Atlantic; Division Delaware,
Maryland, District of Columbia, Virgin
ia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia, Florida, 8,857,920.
North Central Division Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minne
sota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas 22,
3G2,310. South Central Division Kentucky,
Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louis
iana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas 10,
972,893. Western Division Montana, Wyom
ing, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona,
Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Washington,
Oregon, California 3,027,613.
Alaska and tho Indian territory aro
not included in tho foregoing as the
census has not yet been completed, be
ing under special investigation. With
theso additions when completed the
total, it is blicved, will be swelled to
G'3.000,000. Tho per cent of increase in
population for the entire country during
tho past decade has been 24.8, as against
2.J.9 from 1S70 to 18S0,and 2G.G from
1800 to 1870.
Tho population by states and increase
during the decado from 18S0 is as follows:
New Hampshire SriM)
HUotfo Island 34.
New York JVn?.S.Y
Now Jursey 1 4U.KB
DNirict of Columbia SHeM!
West VitKlnki 'Sfc.Wl
North Carolina 1,617.947
mith Cnrnllna ..1.151. Hit
Tennev . l,S7.t"
Oklahoma -. .. .
NorUi DakotH - IsiTW
:OHth Dakota tfc'fB
Utah - ST.'.
Idaho .. SU155
W aihlaciett J4al
California Lab, IS)
In the state of Kansas the census of pop
ulation has been taken every year since
1SS."S, the results of which are:
1S0, federal census f96. OPtl
1S55, tate consiis l,JdS,530
lSti, statectiusus 1,406,78$
livS", suite census 1.514.K7S
ISbS. flare census 1,515,552
18MJ, state OtfUsus 1,46M,1!4
ISM, fedoral census l,427foyiS
THB GREAT COM3DY.
The Eagle's correspondent at Guthrie
sends us a Kodak pieturo taken of the
house iu session the next morning after
the assembly room had been used for a
theatrical troupo aud before the stage
and its paraphernalia had been removed.
The surroundings moved Representative
Pock to rise in his place and say "Air.
Stage Manager: I was not present at
the adjournment of the troupe, and I
arise to inquire what part I ana expected
The Topeka pension acency paid ont on
the December payment f I,475,9S.'JS, cover
ing 41.3S0 vouchers, which is the Urgent
ever matte in this district. Tfae Tepoka
ifiicv st&nri, sfc.int! in the list in amount!'
' paid and lirt iu percentage o0-t as li
amounts ditbursed. Stale JouraL
The Kansas Santa Claus carries a palm
The precocious Kansas cherry tree is
swelling its buds.
The Alliance will amend it to: "Three
cheers and a bull calf."
McKinley is said to think almost as little
of Plumb as Voorhee-s does of Ingalls.
Luther Challis' best thoughts on Ingalls
are found in the local page of the Cham
pion. There is one nice thins about a rain this
time of year. It doesn't "save the corn
Kllgore's boots anil Simpson's socks are
a pair to draw to particularly in the
In another six months the Alliance pa
pers will be howling at thuir delinquent
President Harrison probably see? now
where he missed it by not putting Senator
Plumb in the cabinet.
The usual inauguration ball at Topeka
will uot be given next month. The Alli
ance U not in .sympathyjwith "hoe-downs."
A mau wanted to bet yesterday that he
could go around the world while Mrs.
Lease was making a "few" remarks on the
This weather is nob unprecedented in
Kansas oh, no! People who" read alma
nacs will tell you that the winter of 1SS5
It is a good thing for tho editor of the
Abilene Heflector that he did not live in
Shakespeare's time. He might have criti
cized the Bard.
Senator Ingalls is full of unique sur
prises. Everybody was certain lie would
light the election bill, but he conies out
and upholds it.
Congressman Otis will probably be very
popular with aid committees. They will
expect him to be familiar with the milk of
Biil Higgins pronounces the boilers in
the state house unsafe. If this is the case
some members around tho building may
go higher than Campbell.
It wasn't Ji Kausas congressman who
said he was trying to get a "life-sized
statuette of President Harrison," but tho
Kansas members laughed.
The Kansas excursionists are passing off
as capitalists in the south. As a good por
tion of the party are newly married gentle
men, they are surely not beaos.
A Cawker City man has voted the Re
publican ticket for fifty-two years aud
never scratched a ticket. He is of sterner
stuff than the Si.OOO majority is made of.
Senator Ingalls is opposed to the pro
posed "cloture" rule of the senate and re
fuses to attend the meetings of the com
mittee, which is thus deprived of a quo
rum. When people start in to read a long ed
itorial in the Atchison Champion they are
not sure whether it will end up with a
compliment to St. Jacob's Oil or a jab at
The people along the banks of the Mis
sissippi river are looking for something ex
traordinary in the way of a spring rise,
in tue way oi a bprmg rise,
next year. This will make Mr. Mckinley
extremely tired. remedied?
A comparative stranger in politics who it looks like a studied plan in the inter
was recently introduced to Jerry Simpson, 0st of the Shyloeks. Such indifference
as one of the Kansas delegation at Wash- to tho interests of the farmer, in an
ington. asked Jerry if he would be in tho agricultural state is a matter of wonder,
house. "Of course," Jerry replied, "do . The people "who havo been farming
vou think I would live in a barn:-" the farmer" all over tho United States
Jerry Simpson received recently from a
New Jersey manufacturer, an elegant' as
sortment of silk, woolen aud cotton
hosiery. The congressman-elect studied
over thesituationa while, picked up a well
thumbed copy of tho McKinley bill, and
expressed the cargo back to Jersey City
with the following note: "Sir: Our fore
fathers refused to drink tea because it was
taxed 3 per cent, and held a tea party in
Boston for the purpose of getting
rid of tho stuff. I havo just fin
ished figuring up tho tax upon theso stock
ings and I fiud that it amounts to 70 per
cent. I will wear no socks until the tax is
DEAXH TO CHINCH BUGS.
from the Leaenvorth Time.
Profcasor Snow appears to have dis
covered sure death to tho chinch bugs.
In 18S9 he heard of the ravages of a dis
ease in a "settlement'l of theo pests in
Morris county, He sent for some of tho
victims and let them ho in state in a jar
in his laboratory at Lawrence. Then he
placed some apparently healthy bugs in
the same jar, and in a short time they
all sickened aud died. It was then pub
lished broadcast that Professor Snow
was able to inoculate chinch bugs with a
disease that would destroy them. Soon
demands were made upon him for in
fected bugs, experiments have been tried
with them in Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio,
Indiana and Minnesota, anil in many
counties iri Kansas, and almost every
where with tho most gratifying success.
Hero is one of tho reports received by
Professor Snow, which shows how tho
disease is spiead and its effect upon the
Florence, Kan., Nov. 1, 1S90.
Professor K. 11. Suow:
Deak Sin: On August 20 (I think it
was) I wrote to you to bend me tome in
fected chinch bugs, and on tho .iiOth of
the same month vou sent me a small lott
of infected bugs (I suppose about thirty j
in all). I then put with theso about
twenty times as many healthy ones and
kept them forty-eight hours and then de
posited them in and through my field.
(I have about iifty-five acres under culti
vation.) At the time I u rote for bug3
my place was all in corn and a very
large crop of chinch bugs. I am safe in
sa ing that there wore more bugs on my
farm than any two of the same amount
of land under cultivation. At the time
of sending to you for bugs I told two of
my neighbors of my intention and they
laughed at the idea: nevertheless
1 sent. When I put them in
my field it had rained fully a half
dav, and after noon I commenced to
place them about in different places in
my field. I noticed no change in the
bugs for three days, it being cold, and
on the 'ourth and fifth days the weather
was m re warm, and it was then that
the destruction of the enemy commenced
with great satisfaction to myself and
great surprise to my laugemg neighbors.
One of my neighbors, Mr. Georgo Win
chester, said that there ought to be a
subscription raised and donated to me.
I told him not to me but toyouthepraie
I think that it took about eight days
after the five from the time that I placed
them in my field before they were all
destroyed. The fifth day after 1 put out
the diseased bugs I noticed tliat a great
many bugs were flying away from my
place. I cannot say if the disease spread
in this way or not, or if it spread at all.
Three or four persons said that they
would come and procure of me some of
the dead bugs, but no one came.
This much I can tay, with me this ex
periment has been a complete success. It
has done me a great deal of good. I can
not give it a money value, but am satis
fied that had it not'been for tne infected
bugs obtained of you that I would have
lost twentv-seven acres of wheat and
eight acres of rye. and when I wrote to
you for bugs Ithen contemplated put
ting out considerable wheat, and I was
at tlmt time considerably troubled about
the bugs in mv corn, thinking that if I
put out my wlieat at all it would be de- I
stroyed by bugs; but thanks to you, my
wheat is now safe from bugs, at least
those that were on my place before sow
ing my wheat. I only wish that I had
written to you sooner than this.
I send by express ono bottle of bugs
that I gathered after they commenced
to die. Respectfullv,
IT IS VERY FUNNY.
From the Kansas City Journal.
We mean, to hear men gravely and
earnestly discussing tho question of the
"parity" between gold and silver, as
though the world depended on these con
ditions. We don't see the term "intrin
sic value" applied to tho "precious
metals" so often as was the habit of a
few years ago. The people, or rather
popular intelligence, has had its walking
boots on as regards money forsome years.
The gold bugs used to talk as though the
Creator had made gold for money. Had
the arts of engraving and printing been
known a few thousand years ago as well
as now the image of Ciesar had been
printed on a greenback instead of tho
rude form in which it Avas stamped on
We hope the friends of modern money
will not forget that even free silver coin
age is not the all of currency require
ments. Mr. Windom has $20,000,000 in
halves and quarters now on hand that he
can't keep in circulation, and the treas
urer of the United States wants
to have ones, twos and fives
in paper sent out to rep
resent it. Our silver mining friends
of course, want free coinage because it
is grist to their mill. So do we, but be
cause it is one step toward making the
control of tho money supplied by the
brokers more difficult. But, all the
same, we would authorize the issue of
greenbacks at any time when the supply
of currency fell below a certain limit, or
when, as now, the money owners lock it
up. And it ought to bo loaned to tho
people direct if the banks won't That is
real currency reform.
Let the public remember the fact that
the Supreme court of the United States
has decided that tho government has the
the constitutional authority to issue legal
tender paper at any time. All we havo
to do is to send men to congress who are
ready and willing to exercise that auth
ority, and we can comer Wall street
just as readily as Wall street now cor
ners the rest "of the country. Free silver
is a good thing aud ought to be, but is a
mitigation of tho conditions, not a feni
edv for them.
A SHYLOCK LAW.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
In a recent number of tho Eagle I
read with much interest, the correspond
ence between Judge Reed and S. E.
Jocelyn. It revealed to me a condition
of affairs which I had no idea existed in
Kansas. I had no idea that those farm
ers in Kansas, burdened with mortgages,
were so completely in the hands of tho
spoiler bound hand and foot by tho
most uni'ust mortgage laws. How was
it possible that such mortgage laws were
,, fwl ;n .. ikft Transas. and e
i . n tn:ntn;nfi without the evil beiu
must havo got in their "hue work"
easily in Kan&as.v Legislatures which
failed to reform these laws are no better
than those that enacted them. A legis
lature which will not provide some rem
edy for such distress as results from your
present mortgage laws culpably neglects
the interests of tho people. Certainly
your legislature this winier will give this
subject needed attention. Your legisla
tors have now the opportunity to distin
guish themselves by fidelity to tho inter
ests of the people. N. Clark.
New York, Dec. 13, 1890.
THB TRUTH ABOUT PJbUAIB.
From the Kansas City Star.
Tho Cincinnati Times-Star says: "It
is about time for Senator Plumb to drop
his Republican mask. Opposing the
party's tariff policy, financial pol.cy,
aud "honest election program, ho would
not bo out of place on tho Democratic
side of the chamber. Plumb's disguise
no longer serves his purpose either in the
senate or before the country, and ho
might as well go over to tho enemy
body and breeches." Plumb is not Jess
a Repub ican now than he has always
been because ho desires to reform his
party and bring it once moro in touch
with the people. Ho sees in this course
tho only chance of saving it from des
truction. Ho is fighting on tho side of
the people, and that is statesmanship as
well as good politics. Organs of the
Times-Star stamp have succeeded in
reading so many strong, able men out
of the Republican party that the party
can illy aflord to spare any more. Plumb
is a sincere Republican. His interests
as well as his svmpathies are with that
partv. Ho has no desiro to leave it, but
if it" should ever come to a separation
Plumb could get along without the Re
publican party quite, as well as the party
could get along without him.
The 'cud of the legislature is tomorrow.
The first history of Oklahoma is finally
The Guthrie News is in the hands of the
The Edmond Sun is still talking of
The Kingfisher Democrat is a rantanker
ous Alliance organ.
The Capiral prints the word Guthrie in '
all "capital" letters. i
The Snwyer-Stiles case will come off in .
Oklahoma City soon.
The legislature will adjourn just in timn
to escape the people's "Merry Christmas."
There would be more marriages in Still
water, if there was a furniture store there.
There are tew papers in Oklahoma that
do not ruu a "Tom and Jerry" advertise-,
The Statehood convention to have been '
held at Purcell, Saturday, has been post- t
Oklahoma could afford to keep such
members as Clark supplied with "good"!
The Oklahoma City Journal is sure that '
the last bill locatiug tue capiuw at uiua
homa City, Will pass.
The man who can't tell an Indian horse ,
when he sees it has no business in the '
equine trade in Oklahoma.
The Norman church row w still going
on. Hambee is noxv vindicating himself
in the Oklahoma. City Gazette.
The Oklahoma law-mill is something
like a Kodak. The legislature presses the
button and Governor Steele does the rest.
Oklahoma Citv, no matter what its
prospects, never forgets to go in a boom
direction. It bus organized an Immigra
Santa Claus when he goes down the
chimney, will be surprised to find tbat
lot of Oklahoma people haven't their
stoves up yet.
Sam Paul was presented with a eaae a
few days before the shooting &?' , Ic
would hurt bee- better for mm Sr he bad
used that on him instead of a gso.
The Oklahoma City Journal Mys: It Ja
to be sincerely hoped that the people of the
United States do not judge the dtfaens ot
Oklahoma bv the member of the Jesfcla-
New York World: Oklahoma has. a
temporary capital, and Kinttasher is .its
name. As feoou as the townsit cartnuges
arrive, debate as to a permanent iite will
Marion Record: When irate menLbers
of the Oklahoma legislature throw bovra
ing house biscuits at each other tkVire
should be no trouble in proving thaC at
was an assault with intent to kill.
The postoffice at Seward was burglarized
Friday night of over ?20. At the time
Postmoster Howe was absent and his as
sistant came into Guthrie yesterday and
wired for Postoffice Inspector Elliott, who
was in PurcelL
Following is a list of the county school
superintendents appointed by Governor
Steele last Monday: L. A. Whiten, Beaver
county; E. E. Wilson. Canadian county;
M. AI. Gongh, Cleveland county; J. A.
Bouuhness, Oklahoma county, and Frank
Terry, Logan county.
Sam Paul had his preliminary examina
tion for the shooting of his sou, before
Commissioner Dennec at Ardmoro orf
Monday. Major Monroe was his principal
attorney. On the evidence he was bound
over to court in the snm of $1,000 which
he gave readily and was released.
Kansas City Star: Governor Steele is
very sensible to call a halt on further cap
ital legislation for the present in Okla
homa. It is a little early yet to fix the
seat of government in the new territory.
There is liable to be a material change in
the towns which are competing for the cap
ital, and a selection made at this time
might prove altogether unsatisfactory ten
years hence. Kansas worried along with
out a permanent capital from 1854 to 1S61,
and then made a choice which proved the
truth of the saying that "there is luck in
leisure." The capital question in Okla
homa can wait at least until the farmers
succeed in harvestinc a crop and get iu
shape to think about building a state
Edmund Sun: II. G. Rnggles, an attor
ney of Wichita, was here this week attend
ing to some legal business. He was Capt.
P.iyne's attorney and instituted a suit
nxaiust the government, but it never came
to trial. While in conversation he wished
to know where Capt. Payne held forth
during his sojourn in Oklahoma. The
Payne claim, as most of ourcirizens know,
is the one that was located byDowMc
Cormick, and now owned by John Wal
lace, and it will soon pas into history as
an old land mark. Many of those on
neighboring claims have each taken a log
out of the house that Payne erected and
occupied, and are putting it into the frame
work of their houses as a relic.
Mr. R. It. Hickox, of El Reno, says that
the recent ghost dances were tamo affairs
as compared with the dances tho Chey
ennes and Arapahoes used to havo when
he was government farmer, three or four
years ago. The sun and medicine dances
were then frequently indulged in, and
they were for no other purpose than to
give opportunities for self torture. Some
times the braves would dance for four
duvs and nights, falling at last exhausted,
every muscle in tho hotly quivering from
the great strain imposed upon them. The
medicine dances were simply barbarous,
and the way the bucks lacerated their
skin aud tortured themselves was hid
eous. Mr. Hickox says that he has
seen an Indian gash each side of his
breast and then insert sticks under a por
tion of the skin. To theso a rope would
be attached and the other end fastened to
the center pole of tho pavilion. He would
then continue to jerk back on tho rope
until the sticks tore loose tho skin under
which they were inserted. Others would
gash themselves in the same manner and
then drag about four or five buffalo heads
at the end of u lariat until the sticks tore
away the skin.
Touches tho Popular Chord.
From tho Ashland Journal.
The Eagle's plea for moro money
touches a popular chord.
It Gets There, Nevertheless.
From the Abilene Heflector.
The Wichita Eagle has lx?en exclud
ed from the benefits supposed to go along
with tho admission to t'Jio reporters'
table in tho Oklahoma legislature, but
tho Eagle is nevertheless in the front
seat when it comes to giving the news
of the new territory.
A Valuable Pointer.
From tho Lawrenco Journal.
It is almost impossible to pick up a Kan
sas paper these days without finding an
item to the effect "that taxes are being
paid up unusually well. Thi3 should
serve as a pointer to those papers in tho
east tiiat are fond of telling their readers
of tho failure of crops iu Kansas this
From tho Atchison Champion.
As a party action tho passage of tho
recently agreed senate financial measure
would be good politics, but to waste val
uable tirno in discussinjr the "force"
bill; to allow it to interfere with im
portant legislation, and then to pass it,
is, to say the least, extremely poor poli
tics, from a Republican standpoint.
The Atchison Champion is positive
that if it liadn't been for tho McKinley
bill. Eve would never havo eaten tho
nnnle. State Journal.
You am mistaken about that. Our
view is that if Evo had abstained from
the use of that fruit there would have
been no total depravity, and hence, of
course, no McKinley bill. That's logi
cal, isn't it? Champ'ion.
The Whole Needs No Physician.
Fron the Kansas Oty Gazette e.
The Wichita judge who took a revival
ist iuto a jury room, and in an hour
brought forth a unanimous verdict, sug
gpsts an ide:u Why not lock that same
preacher up with the editor of the Eagle,
or the editor of the Leavenwortn Times.
The end justifies the means. Those fel
lows must be saved pretty soon or not
A Millionaire on tho Press.
From the Detroit Frte Pre.
Henry W. Sage, who is ten times a
millioncire. said to a New York reporter
the other day: "I do not know how
much I am worth, but I do know tliat if
I could find in all the world iifty men
who would work for me with the en
thusiasm, persistence and sagacity with
which you men work for your papr, I
would be worth ten times a3 much as is
to my credit today.
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You will miss the Big
gest thing in
POST OFFICE CORNER.
Unloading Sale of Holiday Goods.
We find our Btock of Holiday Goods entirely too largo with
Christmas only four days off, and will begin on Monday morning au
Unloading Sale of Choice, Usef Til
and Fancy Articles
xlt about one-half the regular prices. We do not wish to have a
single article on hand Christmas morning that can bo classed aa
The prices we will sell at will insure their quick sale. Profits
will be lost sight of in this unloading sale.
"We want to convert the goods into money, and the quicker we
do it the less loss we will havo.
We are very anxious to reduce our stock of "LADIES' AND
If you need anything in this line call and see us and wo will
make prices to see you.
BE NOT DECEIVED!
"We are Selling Goods Cheaper than any House
IX THE CITY.
No False Statements.
We have a better assortment of novelties in fancy goods and tho
only completo line of books in the city.
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EDWARD VAIL & CO.
106 BAST DOUGLAS AVE.
Our stock of Watches, Diamonds. Silverware. Fancy
Goods and Novelties has len rarefully selected for tho
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rinnp. fr-pp Our store wili'be ODemevenina?? until aftc
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