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But airs. O'Shea will down Parnell at
Snow fell throughout northern Kansas
tho day before Christmas.
If conjrress wants to mako the country a
aice Christmas gift. Jet it pass a free
coinage bill- Emporia Republican.
But it didn't want to, therefore didn't
Tho new Kansas treasurer, Hon. S. G.
Stover, has taken formal posbossion of
his office, llis $1,000,000 bond was ap
proved by tho executive council.
Chattanooga leads off in tho manufac
ture of .tin plate in this country. The
experiment was mado upon ores mined
near that place and prepared by the
Sir John Pope Hennessy, who is now
playing a prominent party in Irish poli
tics, is said to be the original of Anthony
Trollopo's character of 'Thiueas Finn,"
tho Iribh member.
Tho Peruvians are" enjoying a periodic
political eruption. Next to Guatemal
ans and Salvadorians, tho Toltie descend
ants of the Andes-Parific slope are tho
most mercurial of all tho American den
izens. That was a mo.st happifying Christmas
gift Prcsidont Harribou gave Chicago
yesterday morning, i. e., his proclama
tion announcing to tho world tho fact
of tlio Columbian exposition to bo open
ed in that city in 180'J. She ought to be
mighty good and smart, now.
Tho court of common pleas at Phila
delphia has decided that trust companies
and other similar financial institutions
cannot be taxed on mortgages, loans and
bonds held by them, and in which they
have invested their capital. But tho
court didn't say that the law cannot be
amended so that such institutions can
be legally taxed.
After defeating his enemies twice at
tho polls in a popular election, through
the medium of a manifesto, he being ab
sent from tho country, through con
straint, the rodoulablo Gou. Boulauger
has at last boen laid out. Politically tho
erstwhile hero may now regard himself
as dead, being without a following
worthy the name.
Advices from tho Argontino Republic
state that the general budget for tho
forthcoming year provides for a reduct
ion of 11,000,000 in tho expenditure.
The chambers have been summoned to
meet in extraordinary special session
next week to discuss new taxation pro
posals, which will probably bo found to
mean a discuss.on of tho entire fiscal
The Pennsylvania Iron company has
porved notice to quit on all of its em
ployes who are not married on the first
pf January. An exchange thinks this
will be a far greater boon for infant in
dustries than tho McKinley bill. If so,
tho company will not have to serve a
liko notice, a year or two hence, upon its
employes who fail to comply with tho
It is not often that the execution of a
murderer is accompanied by tho death
another and an innocent victim.
Thus it was, however, in Ontario onFri
iay, where the sheriff in charge of a
hanging dropped dead half an hour bo
foro tho execution, his death being
caused by excitement attending the
affair. There Beems to have been a big
rico to pay for tho murder's taking off.
Tho wag of tho Boston Transcript an
nounced a ehort time ago that Mis.
Henry M. Stanley was engaged upon a
book to be entitled "How I Found Stan
ley," and hinco then Mrs. Stanley has
Iron bored with inquiries about her pro
jected work from people who accepted
the story as true. The Boston wit should
regard this as a warning that, like Dr.
Holmes, ho ought never again to be as
umuy as he can.
Fort Scott Monitor: "Hon. George L.
Douglas, of "Wichita, has recently drawn
a bill which is published in tho "Wichita
Faulk, entitled, "An Act to Prohibit
the Corrupt mo of Money and Corrupt
Practices at Elections." It is evident
from tho bill ittelf that Mr. Douglas has
taken great pains in preparing it, and
we doubt whether a bettor measure can
be devised. It ought to, and no doubt
ill, becomo a law this winter."
Juggio, tho Japanese murderer, may
be insane, as is olaimed by his counsel,
but there ought to bo more substantial
eidence of it than the mere fact that ho
is starving himself. Mauy a man has
deliberately btarved himself for less pur
poc tlmn to Cicapo death. Right there
in Now York there is a man who for tho
pa.st forty-five days has teen starving
himself merely for notoriety. A man
w ho goes hungry is not necessarily in
sane. Tho Charleston World, tho champion
cf Senator-elect Irby in his contest
ncajnst "Wado Hampton, in speaking of
Hampton's rolegntion to private life
Kiys, rcgrotfully that "as a great South
Carolinian, who has helped to mako
history, ho passes from official station to
the retirement of privato lifo and as such
thero will over attach an interest to his
evorr utterance and action." To the
eouthron, no difference what his Inter
p htical pred dictions may be, the fact
that Hampton lias been succeeded by a
jo anger man comes with a shock which
no premonition of the irrosietable trend
of events could possibly soften.
Democratic contemporaries aro fond
i quoting the incident of alleged inolli
,..' i)ity of McCune. ih Republican mi
n ruy representative-elect to the Illi
nois legislature from tho Quincy district,
en account of lack of residence qualifi
cations, and the probable election of a
Dt-mocrat in his stead, as evidence of
Democratic luck. If they think that
luck, what do they think of the Cou
mfticut case wherein a Republican
judge decides the contest for governor of
that state In favor of the D mocratic
contestant, and along with that, several
other state and local office he concedes
to the 6ama party? That 60rt of "luck"
i calculated to make republicans weary.
THE HOG SITUATION.
There has been a very decided falling
off in the receipts of hogs at all the differ
ent points of the country within the past
two weeks, and particularly so at this
market But there is a reason for it, of
course. It is first found in the insuffi
cency of prices to satisfy the producers,
although prices hero are relatively higher
than at any other point. This discourag
ing feature, however, is supplemented
by one that overbalances it with assur
ance for tha future, and that is that
farmers are not compelled to sell, neither
on account of lack of feed nor from
money pressure. This is shown by the
fact that there is a good supply of good
hogs in the country ready for market, as
has been ascertained by investigation.
So that while the present condition of
the market, both as to prices and offer
ings, is rather depressing at this time,
the other conditions as to the situation
in tho country are most encouraging for
the future. How long the present stress
will continue depends, like every other
commercial and industrial interest, very
largely upon the money situation. "With
a relaxation of the congested condition
of the country's finances the live stock
market will be ono of the first to respond
to the reaction, and producers and
dealers will reap liberally of the benefits.
THE PREACHERS AND THE PLAY.
"When a minister is found who, instead
of condemning and denouncing the stage
on every occasion as has become the
habit of the cloth, not only refrains from
violent invectivo but even makes a pow
erful defense of tho drama, it is apt to
attract attention. Such a minister dis
covered himself recently in "Washington,
a Connecticut clergyman descended,
strange to say, from the rigidly orthodox
Puritans, by name, Leouard "Woolsey
He declared that ho welcomed tho
play-house and the players, if the amuse
ments to be provided were to be whole
some and pure. He took the broad view,
which some refuse to see, that tho
strongest discrimination must be mado
between tho innocent and ennobling
characteristics of the drama and tho
vicious and degrading features that are
sometimes associated with it. "For the
church," ho said, "to maintain amid the
changed conditions of modern life,
its old theory of discriminative condem
nation would not be consistency but
bigoted inconsistency," and in vigorous
terms ho declared that the traditionary
puritanical attitude of the pulpit toward
tho stage is false, untenable and wrong.
The preacher, liowever, criticized severe
ly one thing about the theatre, but tho
best friends of tho theatre agree with
him in that as well as in his praise, and
that is that wanton and immoral plays
should not be allowed.
There is ono sure way for the stage to
be elevated, and only one; for the best
plays to receive the most patronage, and
if all good people instead of condemning
tho stage because, like all things human,
it has its faults, would support the many
things on tho stage that aro as good
teachers and preachers as the ministers,
they would do moro good in putting
down tho evil than all the invectives that
tho most eloquent critics could hurl.
There is no country in tho world where
there are go many tips and downs in
every day life as in tho United States.
Rich today and poor tomorrow. The
instances where great fortunes aro
directly transmitted from generation to
generation, are few and far between.
The fever to hoard is not epidemic. Tho
man who does not care who his grand
father was, is not apt to give much
thought to the future of his own grand
children; nor to mako any monetary ar
rangements for their benefit This state
of affairs obtains with men of whom it
is Eald "they get an action on their
money." This process surely has one ad
vanatge. It gives every man a chance
in tho general distribution. A good deal
of this has been brought about by profit
able real estate transactions. In no other
country does a like condition of affairs
exist. This fact has been ono of tho
prime movers in our national advance
ment. The building up of a city bene
fits the immediate surrounding country
greatly, and a great many of the colossal
fortunes of the country got their start in
The Capital says that the State Federa
tion of Labor is forming a legislative
committee to formulate and present to
tho legislature bills demanded. This
committee will consist of one member
from each trade and labor union in the
state, a number of whom havo already
been appointed. Thero are nearly 100
organizations in Kansas. Tho packers'
union of Armourdale, 400 strong, is tho
latest and largest.
Tho clerks' union of Topeka has pre
pared a bill on child labor, which will be
presented to tho federation for endorse
ment. It covers tho subject in all its
phases, and embraces the best features
of tho New York and Massachusetts
laws. Organized labor has given a great
deal of attention to child labor, but it is
a subject that has not been largely dis
cussed in public in the west. The feder
ation will champion the measure before
the legislature and invites criticism and
Strange things are done in the name
of religion. The Lee Huy Ses society of
Clung King, China, during a celebration
of the society's patron deity, consulted
its gods as to whether it would be safe to
plunder tho Christians. Tho answer be
ing in the affirmative, the brotherhood
mado a raid on a uumber of Christians
and carried off a lot of booty, and later
on massacred over twenty of them.
"What a time the gods of various peoples
will have on the judgment day answer
ing for things done by their advice !
Senator Carlisle, of Kentucky, the
brainiest man in the Democratic party,
pays: "The Republicans who have joined
the Allian o in Ivansns and Nebraska,
Minnesota and elewherc, are simply
pursuing the usual course of men who
have determined to abandon their old
political associates but have not yet fully
determined to unite with their old politi
cal opjxments. They are on the direct
road to the Democratic fold."
THE BURROWS REWARD.
From the Birolsgaam Ace-Herald. Steh.
Yesterday Mr. J. D. Carter, one of the
captors of Rube Burrows, arrived in tle
city from Linden, accompanied by life
attorney, Mr. Anderson. They came o
arrange the question of the reward with
he express company and the railroad
companies. He was paid 100, one-half
of the roward offered by the Southern
express company, Illinois Central, Mo
bile and Ohio, and St. Louis, Arkansas
and Texas railroad companies. The bal
ance of the reward will be paid as soon
as matters can bo settted with McDuffie,
one of the captors. The negroes were
paid 100 eaclu
The various rewards offered by the
railroad and express companies and the
government for Burrows amount to
about 7,500. This was offered for Rube
Burrows, Joe Jackson and Rube Smith.
Tho Burrows part of this reward
amounts to something liko $3,850. It is
divided as follows: Southern express
aud Illinois Central railroad, Mobile and
Ohio railroad and St. Louis and Texas
railroad, $2,000; United States govern
ment, 1,000; state of Alabama. $400;
state of Mississippi, 230. The $3,650
will be divided between Carter and Mc
Duffie in such a way as is yet to be de
termined. The government and the governors of
Alabama and Mississippi are ready to
GIVE US FREE COINAGE.
From the Leavenworth TUnea.
The fight the eastern papers are mak
ing against the free coinage bill reminds
one of tho fight they mado in 1S7S
against the Bland bill. Then they pro
tested wildly that the coinage of $2,000,
000 a month of silver would bring diro
calamitv upon the country. The country
could absorb $50,000,000 of silver, they
said, but as soon as the amount passed
that point thero would bo danger and
should the amount coined reach $100,
000,000, then the catastrophe would bo
sure to come. "Well, the Bland bill
passed in spite of their protests, the
amount of coinage reached $100,000,000
and the republic still lived; it swelled
and swelled, $2,000,000 being added each
month until now it is $327,000,000 and
the starry banner still floata in the
heavens and the goldbugs aro even will
ing to admit that if we don't go beyond
1,500,000 a month we may continue to
exist yet awhile. There is no moro
danger in frea coinage than there
was in tho Bland bill. Tho danger
lies in a scarcity of money and
not in a surfefc of it. The
men who control the money in the east
will always fight anything that will
make money plentiful. Their interests
lie in the other direction. But the people
are slowly but surely g-jttiup: the upper
hand in this government. Their efforts
to control aro rather spasmodic, it is
true, but each spasm has a good effect
and thev are becoming moro frequent.
With $327,000,000 of silver coin there
is jrreat difficulty in transacting tlio busi
ness of the country. "What would be
our condition had wo taken the advice of
these papers in 1878, when thero was no
silver in circulation, or had congress
been governed by Grover Cleveland's ad
vice in 1883, when there was but $175,
000,000 of silver coin? Then Mr. Cleve
land urged that tho coinage of silver
should bo stopped.
Let us have free coinage; and this is
only a part of what the people need.
A VERY PRETTY STORY.
From the Xew York Sun.
The army of colored employes in the
various departments threaten to mako a
united protest against tne long-estab
lished custom of compelling them to act
as house servants outside of office hours.
Nearly every chief of a division has as a
dining room servant a colored employe
of tho government. "When a colored
man is appointed to a place as a laborer
or messenger it is nearly always a nec
essary qualification that he is a good
waiter. In the morning, betore tne Hour
for him to begin work, he goes to tho
residence of tho official to attend tho
furnaces, sweep tho steps and serve
breakfast to the family. After this ho
reports to tho department, where ho re
mains until 4 o'clock, when ho again re
turns to his employer s residence and
serves dinner. If a man should re
fuse to be used in this wa", and occa
sionally ono does, he is immediately
discharged for in-, insubordination.
There is an omcial in the treasury de
partment who has five of the govern
ment s employes to act as servants about
his house belore and after hours. Ho
has sons and daughters in society, and
the little suppers which he often gives
are always served by colored men, who
are messengers and laborers in his de
partment. There is even a cabinet offi
cer under President Harrison who has
his dinners served every day by a mes
senger in his department of the public
service. The messenger complains bit
terly to hi- intimate friends about this,
but ho is careful to wear a cheerful smile
while doing his household work for fear
of losing the little place he holds at $720
a year. This messenger was once a
member of tho legislature of his state,
and lie came on hero as a leading repub
lican, deserving well of his party. This
recommendation did not go as far
toward securing him his place as mes
senger as did the fact that he had been
brought up as a waiter in a southern
A MUCH NEEDED MEASURE.
From the Topeka Capital.
The Wichita Eagle furnishes the draft
of a bill: "To prohibit the corrupt use
of money and corrupt practices at elec
tions."' "The bill is wise and timely, and
the Kausas legislature should pass it
promptly at its session this winter.
Tho Capital heartily endorses tho senti
ments of the Champion. The expenses
attending tho election of city, county
and state officers aro rediculously out of
proportion to the salaries received. It is
not unusual for candidates for the legis
Iatuie to expend in the canvass for tho
nomination and in tho contest for elec
tion four or five times tho amount of the
salary. "We havo known contests for
state senator to cost $2,000, the salary for
the four years amounting only to $300.
Double that sum has frequently been ex
pended to elect a sheriff, and throughout
the entire range of offices the expenses of
election have becomo a burthen to candi
dates and an outrage on public decency.
Tho hiring of men to work before and
after nomination, the paying for liquors,
cigars, hack hirp and ticket peddlers are
all expensive methods that "have come
to bo looked upon as legitimate. The pay
ment of so much money to men to se
cure so many votes is not uncommon in
overy session in every city in the coun
try. There aro legitimate election ex
penses, such as printing bills for meet
ings, hiring public halls, printing tick
ets, and the cost of public speakers, but
these comprise a small and insignificant
proportion of the total expenses de
manded of candidates. The whole sys
tem is demoralizing, wrong in prac
tice and in principle, and the fact that
it is increasing every year are good
grounds for demanding a stringent law
that shall stop it. "We believe the tem
per of tho people is such at this time
that a law that will protect the pur.ty
of the ballot box, and drive out of busi
ness the small boodlers who make the
life of a candidate a burthen, will be al
most unanimously indorsed.
A Little Too Previous.
Froa tha Earefc Her&id.
Victor Murdock, of the "Wichita. Eagle.
has been married only a little while and
is intimating that he "will horty be in
a losition where ha cannot avoid siving
THE BANKING AND CURRENCY QUES
TION IN GREAT BRITAIN.
From the Cincinnati Price Current.
Tlio British journals are discussins
changes in the banking system of that
country. General business seemi to
have outgrown methods which were
adequate forty or fifty years ago, and
the recent crisis has demonstrated, the
necessity of legislation to modernize the
banking system, and to provide for a
flexibility in the noto issuers of the
Bank of England.
The London Times says of the neces
sity of a change in the English banking
"We understand it is thought probable
in well informed quarters that the cir
cumstances under which the authorities
of the Bank of England had recently to
replenish their stock of gold by obtain
ing supplies from abroad will result in
the appointment of a royal commission
to inquire into the whole question of tho
working of tho bank act of 1844.
It has been known for some
timo past that tho present chan
cellor of the exchequer contemplates
making changes in the law affecting
bank note issues, and it is not unlikely
that Mr. Goschen may think the time
has arrived to rearrange the whole basis
upon which the business of the Bank of
England is carried on. Those who have
more particularly studied such matters
have, wo believe, without exception,
been of opinion that the debt due by the
government to the bank should be re
paid. Had it full command of its own
capital, the bank would be in a position
to hold a large numbr of bills of ex
change, as the Bank of France does, and
could by that means exercise a more ef
fectual' command over the discount
market, and consequently over the im
ports and exports of gold. Too large a
proportion of the bank's assets is in the
form of fixed investments. If it trans
acted a much larger discount business it
could afford to pay for a larger idle bul
lion reserve than at present. For
many years past the gold reserve
has been too small, as we have con
stintly pointed out. In quiet times.with
tho bank rate at 3 per cent, for monc'is
together, no harm follows. But all agree
that tho richest capital in tho world
ought to bo in a position to avoid in fu
ture having to dispatch a trusty messen
ger to the Bank of France at a moment's
notice to communicate to them the grave
fact that tho Bank of England must have
so much gold at once at any cost, which
is what took place.
The London Weekly Bulletin observes:
"When Sir Robert Peel passed the
bank act, that piece of legislation may
have been adapted to the condition of
things which existed forty-six years ago.
There was then no joint stock enterprise
at home, and very little British enter
prise in now countries. Everything was
as different as possible from the feverish
condition under which business is con
ducted now; and thero can bo little ques
tion that tho bank act of 1843 has be
como in 1890 an anachronism, which be
fore very long must be replaced by the
legislature with some measure which
acts a little less like an iron
shroud. There are, it apprars
to us, two obvious ways in which
relief might bo afforded. The system
of the Bank of England might be assimi
lated to that of the Imperial Bank of
Germany, to bo presently explained; and
a new issue of 1 notes, secured intho
samo manner as tho larger denomina
tions, be made the immediate effect of
which would be the partial, if not com
plete, withdrawal of gold from active
circulation, saving at once tho wear and
tear of gold coin, amounting to many
thousands a year, and the introduction
of a currency as secure and yet far more
flexible than a metallic one.
"We all know, of course, that tho
Bank of England may issuo notes to a
certain percentage in excess of its gold
reserve, but the mischief of the arrange
ment is that the percentage may never
vary. Consequently where there hap
pens to be a severe gold drain, followed
by a high bank rate and a financial cri
sfs such as we ;.ro passing through now,
the authorized noto currency contracts
exactly at the samo rate as the
irold is drained away. Tho Bank
has only discretion within these narrow
limits. The result is that at a moment
like the present, when an increased noto
circulation of the depreciation of which
there can bo no fear is the necessity of
tho hour, that is jut tho moment when
the bank is constrained by act of parlia
ment to reduce rather than increase its
note circulation. Now tho bank ef Ger
many has an authorized note issue of
about 14,500,000, but it may go on issu
ing notes not only in excess of this limit
but also in excess of tho coin and bullion
it holds, provided it pays the govern
ment 5 per cent on tho excess. The
practical effect of this provision is that
the imperial bank is placed, in a season
of financial pressure, in this position:
With one baud it is able to afford ample
accommodation at its counters, while
with the other it can raise its bank rate
to such a point as will compel gold
to flow into its coffers. We havo not
space to go more cioseiy into me
working ot tne uerman system, out
from what has been witnessed, this week
in tho city, and system seems to bo a
change for the better from tho cast-iron
one under which wo are being
"It is clear that something is wrong
with our monetary system. Take only
the illustration of a "barbarous country
lit-A Prtr.il Afrir.i. We are in the pos
ition of travelers who would essay to
penetrate the interior witnouiasuincieni
supply of cloth with which to barter
with tho natives. Wo have a too limited
currency, and tho result is that, while
wo are the richest country m tne world,
with .in pxnandiin? trade, we are contin
ually liable of fits of panic, which demor
alize everybody and lead indirectly to
enormous individual losses. Surely a
year of such utter financial depres
sion as that now drawing to its close
must compel the legislature to overhaul
the act of 1S-13, which hedges in our cir
rnlifinn with wnlls of adamant. We do
not sav the difficulty is altogether here.
vv e nave ueeu taugui, iu uu wst, uiai
'high interest means Dau security, ana
we must not forget that lesson when
once again the company siren begins to
charm, charm ho never so wisely. These t
over-commitments in a host of rotten in-;
dividual securities have far more than (
neutralized to the general public the im
provement m the country's trade. There J
that 'experience is a dear school, but
fools will learn in no other.'"
THE BEHRING SSA DISPUTE.
From th Globe-Dtniecrat.
The only complication of any import
ance in our intercourse with foreign na
tions is the controversy with Great
Britian over tho Bebnnc sea matter.
There are some points in the case which
our government is bound for certain gen- ;
eral results to maintain; but at the same j
time it can not afford to delay a settle- t
ment by interposing technical pleas, or ,
by refusing to accept a little lew than the j
full measure of its demands. Our pi- j
tion is by no means absolutely and Cher- .
oughly right. We are really claiming
mm- than baionrc to us bv a strict inter-
pretatiou of international law, though j
not more, pernaps, man is wux lub m
equity. The production of the teal fish
eries Is a Question of interest, politicaliy
as weU as commercially, and it will not
do to concede that we are pracucatiy aj
the mercy of another nation is this re
spect; but where the basis' of our claim
is doubtful, to say tho least, we
should not be in haste to talk
about resorting to extreme meas
ures for its enforcement "
is reasonably certain that tha seals are
disappearing rapidly, and that in tho aV
sence of restrictive measures they muscv
soon become extinct; but if they can be
saved only by going to war, then it would
probably be better to let fiem vanish.
The issue is one of business for the most
part, and it should, be considered in a
prudent and deliberate way.
There is no desire for war with Great
Britain or any other country about a
matter of this "kind. A single'day's cost
of such a war would exceed the value
of all the seals in the disputed waters;
and so in the event of our triumph we
should have nothing to show for it but a
bit of sentimental exultation. Great
Britain offers to submit the case to the
arbitration of a friendly power, under
the recognized rules of law; and if we re
iect a nroDosition of that kind we tacitly
admit that our claim will not bear close j
and impartial scrutiny. It is true that she
objects to tho introduction of the question
of equitable rights a3 against the arbi
trary letter of the international law; but
would we not do the same thing under
the same circumstances? We have been
advocating the policy of arbitration for
many years, and it would surely not be
consistent for us to deciare war in the
face of a request for the adjustment of a
controversy according to that policy. The
president is said to be preparing a special
message upon the subject, in which he
will ask congress for a liberal appropria
tion to meet the expenses of fitting out
revenue vessels for operations against the
marauders who are expected to enter
Behring sea next June aud July. It is
to be hoped hat congress will consider
the situation very carefully before au
thorizing such a proceeding. The re
sources of diplomacy have hardly been
exhausted in the case, and additional
efforts should be made to effect an ami
cable solution of a problem that is not
worth fighting over.
The Wichita Eagle tells what has be
como of the Kansas immigration bu
reau it has emigrated. Tho addresses
of the members ought to bo ascertained
and some of the bureau's literature sent
them. Perhaps when they find what a
magnificent state Kansas is, they will
come back. Emporia Republican.
Probably they emigrated up tho back
alleys. You know, one of the old police
commissioners that Humphrey left on
the board when he mado his trade with
the joints is making some fuss about
liquor-selling in Wichita. Leavenworth
From tho Jlound Valley Herald.
Kansas does not make a specialty of
raising cotton, and yet it produced 1,700
bales this year, valued at 88,000, all
grown in two of tho southern tier of
The Best Financial Measure.
From the St. Louts Globe-Democrat.
The best of all financial measures
would be a bill to correct tho McKinley
tariff law in accordance with tho wishes
of the people as expressed at the Novem
Advice in Verso.
From the Chicago Journal
The Farmers' Alliance, in its dealings
with tho Democratic party, should not
forget the well known but none the loss
dreadful talo of tho young lady of Niger:
There wrs a youns lady of Niger
Went out ior a riue wiin u uijer;
They returned from the ride
With the lady inside
And a smile on the face of the tiger.
An old time Christmas rhyme.
"If Christmas day on Thursday be,
A windy winter ye shall see;
Windy weather in each week
And hard tempests, strong and thick,
The summer shall be good and dry,
Com and beats shall multiply;
That year is pood for laud and till;
Kings and princes shall die by skill."
According to this 1891 will bo all right
for Kansas but mighty hard on the royal
nibs of Europe. Kansas can stand it
and the kings will have to.
How to Avoid Cold Feet.
From a Shoe Dealer.
When th'o leather in your shoes be
comes old and begrimed with blacking
you will ascertain that the feet will bo
cold. If you want to keep your boots in
good condition you should use vaseline
on them often. The life will bo kept in
the leather. Put it on at night when
taking off the shoes. Castor and liko oil
will as well serve tho purpose. When
blacking commences to cake on the
shoes, wash thom with plain water, no
But Thoy Didn't Heed.
From the People's Voice. Wclllncton.
Tho Wichita Eagle, it will bo re
membered, warned the Republican party
repeatedly and persistently, moro than a
year ago, that unless there was a change
in the way the party "bosses" were caus
ing things to drift, thero would be a
terrific lebellion rise up in the west, and
especially in Kansas, which would treat
its 82,000 majority as a very brittle
thread. How truo the prophecy has
proven, the result of the last election is a
most conclusive answer. Tlio result de
monstrated what we havo long believed
that Marsh Murdock had tho "largest"
and most practical head on him of any
Republican editor in the state of Kansas,
and his heart being full of warm Repub
lican blood, he desired tosave tho "grand
old party" from the fate before it by
steering its course away from the rocks
and in the channel of s eady tens. If
there had been nny considerable number
of Republican edito s who had seen and
recopnized th menace to the party as
did Murdock, it is an absolute certainty
that the party would not be so nearly
shorn of its locks as it is today.
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PKICE SXK1MI FCBDEJl CO.
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123 TO 127
Some very Handsome
Holiday Goods on winch
we will make the Low
TFe have placed on
sale 25 dozen ladies all
wool hose, rib top, wth
45 cents, at 30 cents.
POST OFFICE CORNER.
Unloading Sale of Holiday Goods. .
"We find our stock of Holiday Goods entirely too large with
Christmas only four days off, and will begin on Monday morning an
Unloading Sale of Choice, Useful
and Fancy Articles
At about one-half the regular prices. AVo do not wish to havo a
single article on hand Christmas morning that can bo classed as
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 tho quickor wo
do it the less loss we will have.
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.
Call and see the best assortment and largest
stock of Fine Furniture in Wichita
EN0 FURNITURE CO
106 West Douglas Ave.
EDWARD VAIL & CO.
106 EAST DOUGLAS AVE.
Our stock of Watches, Diamonds, Silverware, Faugy
Goods and Novelties has been carefully selected for tho
Holiday trade. We guarantee the quality of every article
sold, and make prices as low as any house in the trade.
We solicit an early inspection of our stock. Goods can
be selected and laid away until Christmas. Engraving
done free. Our store will bo open evening" until after
fHiristTnas. E. VAIL & CO.
BE NOT DECEIVED!
We are Selling Goods Cheaper than any Hous
EsT THE CITY.
No False Statements.
We have a better assortment of zioTelties in fancy goodj and tha
only complete Hue of book in the city.
The Hyde h table Sta'ry Co.
114 North Main Street.
N MAIN ST.