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M. M. 3IUKPtCK KdUnr.
The ground hog was never bo erratic
as on tho day of his debut this year.
But mcbbe he has made a departure as
And now Kansas City, Mo., has the
occasion to twit her big s'ster, St Louis,
upon the curtailment of the latter's popu
lation by tho official enumeration. But
of course K. C. will not do bo uncharit
able a thing as that: a 10,000 ensmall
mont in the Saint's citizenry is too little
for the Sni Hill pettlement to snicker at.
Tho apportionment bill introduced in
tho house leaves Sedgwick county out in
entirety. It is the ovident intention of
the Alliance to make her a district all
by herself. The Republican party has
for years been threatening to leave
Wichita and Sedgwick out of everything,
oven if it was necessary to leave them
out of the state.
Exceptions have very justly been taken
by many papers to the recent declaration
of the Central Labor union, that women
should have tho right to vote, but this
privilege or right must be granted only
to thoso womon who can take an oath
that they aro dependent on their own
labor for support. If one set of women
voto, all must vote; but, better still, let
all the women keep out of politics.
A fellow in the east proposes to eolve
tho gold and silver problem by coining a
piece of money, one side silver and the
other side gold. This is similar to,
though less practicable than, the scheme
to make a new coin by inserting a gold
plug through the center of a silver piece.
Tho latter might bo done, and it would
prove a great convenience to tho people,
because of absence of bulkiness, which
makes. the present silver co.n objection
able in large amounts.
Acting under the advice of Gen. Miles,
the war department has decided to ex
periment with Indian soldiers. A few
companies of Indians will be organized
and attached to regiments serving iu
the west, and if they make good soldiers,
joveral thousand recruits will be taken
from the more intelligent and advanced
tribes. The red troops will be treated in
all respects as aro other soldiers, and
commanded by officers having a thor
ough knowledge of tho Indians and their
The Mobile Register, the paper which
declares that if Senator Morgan is for
the Nicaragua canal bill, that is enough
to satisfy it that tho bill is quito tho
thing, says also that as much as it ad
mires Mr. Cleveland's rugged honesty,
etc., his opposition to the silver precludes
his nomination by the Democracy. If
tho Register had stopped there, it would
have been well, but the funny part of tho
article came afterwards in suggesting
Carlisle in place of Cleveland on a plat
form calling for free coinago of silver.
The difference between Carlisle and
Cleveland on free coinago is said to bo
not very wide, as both believe it to be
The committee which unanimously re
ported favorably, to tho United States
senate tho Nicaragua canal job consists
of live Republicans and four Democrats.
Of these tho terms of four (three Demo
crats and one Republican) will expire in
March, and, without any exception, the
last one of the four has been relieved by
Ins constituents of any further services
in a political capacity. Tho chairman
of tho committee, the Hon. John Sher
man, of Ohio, will not, it is said, seek a
re-election this fall, and his constituents
will not, in that event, have an opportu
nity to pass judgment with regard to his
connection with this matter. It may be
mentioned, in passing, that although it
is now about two weeks since tho adop
tion of Senator Wolcott's amendment
providing for the obtaining of a test of
tho beneliciaries of this hundred million
governmental c-ndorsemont, tho list is
not vet forthcoming.
WASHINGTON AND WICHITA.
From the Wnihlncton I'ot.
Jerry Simpson, of Kansas, has only
been in town a day or two, but he has
already endeared himself to our people
by the unreserved encomium he has pro
nounced upon Washington in that noble
utterance of his that it reminds him of
his own town of "Wichita.
"With tho March number The Forum
began its sixth year and its eleventh vol
ume. Tho demand for bound volumes
is so largo as to warrant a republication
of all the back numbers to date. The
Forum, therefore, has given its subscrib
ers an opportunity to secure complete
fdes of bound volumes (four half-volumes
or two volumes to the year) without in
crease of prico for tho numbers that
were out of print. It is possible, there
fore, now, for a complete iilo of The
Forum to bo secured a particularly
fortunate circumstanco for subscribers,
because Tho Forum is probably tho only
high grade periodical that has been long
established of "which complete sots of
back numbers can be procured, if at all,
at less than a prohibitory price.
THE CAPITALISTS OF KANSAS.
Tho New York Tribune goes out of its
way in a latte issuo to editorially repri
mand Kansas for having elected an Alli
ance legislature, for favoring free silver,
etc. The Tribune voices tho interest of
tho gold bug of Wall street by declaring
that all money hereafter loaned in Kan
sas must be made payable in gold, or in
1.29 in silver, for every dollar borrowed.
The Tribuue wr ter is not only a fool,but
an exceedingly prejudiced one, or other
wise a tool and an unusually narrow one.
Kansas wants money, undeniably, for
her people, being tho most progressive
and enterprising of any of all the states
are unwilling to wait until they can
make it by the ordinary process of dig
ging, delving and saving it from their
own rich resources; but they can better
afford to go without Ixjrrowed capital
than to sacrifice all individual holdings
and further her municipalities and cor
porations to the brink of ruin in the in
terest and at the dictation of eastern
caDitaiists, which capita lists, would Ix.
anything else but for their opportunity,
under existing circumstances, of tleecmg
the west in every conceivable direction.
The Tribune's big-bear of "all gold
vanishing from thecountrvis demogogic
SILENCE GIVES CONSENT.
The Atlanta Constitution has been con
vened to an appreciation of the Nicarau
gua Canal company bill, and now de
clares that "the vast importance of this
contemplated project to our own coun
try cannot be overestimated." ?
A number of old party papers on both
sides have opposed the job; but in the!
so-called reform pres3 the papers pub
lished especially in the interests of the
agriculturists ot the country, theNatioc
al Economist, the Progressive Farmer,
the Cotton Plant, the Southern Alliance
Farmer, et al., there appears not one ex
press on, not one opinion, pro or con,
with regard to this proposition, now a
bill before the senate, which pledges one
hundred million dollars (100,000,000) of
the people's money to the use of a pri
vate corporation. These papers, by their
silence, indicate that they acquiesce in
this gigantic job, for they have not made
the least protest against it, that we have
'TO EACH HIS OWN."
The emperor of Germany declared re
cently that he was out of patience with
tho attitude assumed by the iron and
coal industries, and that "special favor
to special interests is impossible to each
That, says the New York Commercial
Advertiser, is the principle of absolute
free trade. Two months ago, says the
same paper, the emptror declared him
self in favor of increasing the income
tax, and "if he keeps on, he will reform
himself out of his throne."
There is little chance of that, we
think. The Germans cannot fail to ap
preciate the earnestness of their young
ruler. As a race they are not stirred by
passion suddenly, and ho can count on
their support to keep him on his throne
by the same right that he announces as
his policy, "suum cuique" to each his
William has surprised his critics by
his ability to rule the great empire of
Germany, without the least assistance
from Bismarck; and for Germany he has
proved himself to be the new winp.in
the new bottle.
LIVE STOCK STAT13TIC3.
Tho agricultural department estimates
of number and value of farm animals,
made at the end of each year and return
able in January to the department of
agriculture, were made public Feb. 10.
There appears to have been little change
in numbers, except on the Pacific coast
and in certain portions of the Rocky
mountains area, where the winter of
1889 and 1890 was unusually severe.
Losses were especially .heavy on tho
Pacific slope. The number of horses on
farms as reported is 14,030,730; average
price of all ages, $67, a decline from last
year of $1.84. The number of mules is
2,296,532, having an average value of
77.88, a decline from last year of 87c.
Tho number of milch cows is 10,019,391,
an increase of 06,708 from last year; the
average value per head is $21.62, which
is less oy 32c. than last year's average.
There is an increase of dairying in the
south, especially in the mountain region,
which offers inducements of cheap lands
and abundant 'grasses, Other cattle
aggregate 36,873.048. Including those
on ranches, the highest value is 28.64 in
Connecticut; tho lowest 8.46 in Arkan
sas, and in Texas $8.89. The estimated
number of sheep is 43,431,126; the aver
age value 2.51. The aggregate number
of swine is 50,623.106.
COMBINE AGAINST THE COMBINES.
To the Editor of tho Easle.
We are Americans and conscientiously
believe this is the best country in tho
world. "We are also Kansaus, and like
wise believe wo are on the divide be
tween tho wet east and dry west, the cold
north and tho hot south; which gives us
the greatest variety of products of any
state in the Union, and of the most
superior quality. We aro, indeed, des
tined to bo ono of the leading producing
"When I came to Kansas I thought we
could convert ah our surplus into stock,
and, allowing supply and demand to reg
ulate the price of tho principal products
beef and pork I thought it would al
ways provo satisfactory, because wo
would gain the product on the grain we
fed and on the stock we grew; but, alas,
trusts made the law of supply and do
mane of no avail; but for their selfish
gains combines do not stop on leef and
pork, but include everything we pio
duce. "We cannot sell a bushel of wheat
without ono man at the head of the
ilour trust at Minneapolis dictates the
price to be paid at every warehouse in
the United States.
Reciprocity cannot help us be
cause trusts will combino on
all the articles wo might exchange.
Nothing but a combine on the trusts dv
the people will be of any avail to us.
America made a blunder when she al
lowed Jay Gould to manipulate tho Erio
railroad out of $2,000,000 of European
capital stock and legalized tho robbery
by allowing one hundred roads to be op
crated on European capital, has followed
suit and taken a cinch on all we produce
and helped our speculators to form com
bines on everything we buy, including
that which is imported from other conn
tries. Tho history of America has been one
of compromise and crime from the very
start. The Constitution declared us free,
but permitted the holding of slaves. We
have paid dearly for its amendment
in tho lives and treasures of tho
people. Wo mado a tariff to
protest American industries, but it has
been a compromise of the v.e-st and south
for tho east from the beginning. Wo
made a sorry mistake for Kansas when
we allowed sugar and molasses to go off
tho protected to the free list. Wc are
compromising our rights and privileges
in the reciprocity bill with Brazil and
throwing in our hides to make bad
matters worse to help distroy our cattle
interest. The day will soon come when
Kansas will see that the east is guarding
her interests, even at sacrafice of ours,
which iu the end will be the destruction
of theirs. H. E. Bidwell.
No Chinch Buffs In His'n.
From IrslslaUve proceedings.
Duncan of Punkin said in his speech
acainst the bill appropriating $3,300 to
enable Chancellor Snow to expert uent
on the extinction of chinch bugs that "it
was a clean steal." that any one knew
that if you turned a cholera hog in with
a lot of well hog3 that they would all get
sick, and ir is the same with chinch bugs.
That he would suggest that the state
build a Salvation "amir hall and "set
Snow astride of the roof and let him
'1 am monarch of all I survey.
Tht-re's no onemv right to dispute:
1 am lord ot the chinch-bus
TJiat dcriliih litiLa hruu:"
Senator Ir-galls is the author ot the fol
lowing strong aes:
Master o: human destinies am U
Kame. love and forta-f on my footsteps wait
Cities and fields I walk. I penetrate
lioerts and seas remote, and panics ty
Hcvcl and na-t and pilace. soon or late
I Veoc" unbidden once at every cite!
If sieepisff. wte: If Tea-tins:, rise before
1 turn away. It Is the hour of fate.
And they wno tcllow me reach every state
MorU!" desire, and cuqner every tot
Save dKHth: but tbo-e wno doubt or hesitate.
Condemned to failure, penury, and who,
Seek me la v.Ja and uselessly Implore;
I answer not. and I return no more!
THE STATUS OP THE STRIP.
Red Rock, Ok., Feb. 21, 1891.
To the IMltor of the Eacle.
Was there not a provision in the law
p ssed at the first session of the present
congress, which was an act organizing
the territory of Oklahoma, providing
that as soon as the Indian title to the
Cherokee strip was extinguished, the
Cherokee strip should then and there
become a part of the public domain,
and open for settlement without further
What is the meaning of this in plain
English? Has not the supreme courts
of the United State3 decided that the
Indians have no tittle to the strip?
What then is there to hinder the presi
den issuing a proclamation, that this
strip is a part of the public domain and
open to settlement, in compliance with
laws already passed? And if he does
not do thi3, why should not tho people
consider that under this law they have
authority to go into the strip without
further ceremony, and would the presi
dent be justified in again ejecting them
from the strip?
When was this law passed? What
date? Was it before or after the presi
dent issued his proclamation last March,
ordering people-out of the strip. If be
fore, then, of couise, as he had authority
then, to order them out, 60 ho would
have now. But, if this law passed after
that proclamation wa3 issued, seems to
me the people have good authority to
take advantage of the law. It will be
remembered the president was careful to
convey in his proclamation, that at that
time tho people were unlawfully in the
strip. But since that law referred to
was passed, it would seem that as the
courts have decided that the Indian title
is extinguished or that they never had
any title. This strip is now and has been,
ever since the Dassage of tho act organ
izing the territory of Oklahoma, a part
of the public dominion, and open ror set
tlement, and that all there remains to do
now is for the people to take advantage
of it, and the right of every American
citizen, and settle on the public domain,
or the right to settle on government
land wherever it can be found.
But even if this view of the case bo
wrong, supposing that the Cherokees,
now that they have an opportunity,
come to some terms with the sacretary
of the interior for the relinquishment of
their claim to the strip. Is it necessary
to wait for a ratification of the terms by
congress, or would the proviso in the
above-quoted Iaiv hold good and provide
sor the imme iate opening of the strip?
Was there not also a proviso in the
same law, providing -that any person
who was seized in fee simple title to 160
acres of land in any other state or terri
tory could not enter or take claims in
the Cherokee strip or other Indian lands
to be open for settlement? Will this not
hold good until this proviso of the law is
repealed or mado null and void by a di
rect act of the legislature relating to
same, no manner in what manner the
strip may be opened? Please explain
and oblige thousands. Yours,
Oxe of the Boomers.
P. C. ELDER'S PROTEST.
To the Editor of the Eairlc.
He says first that "tho bill if it be
comes a law it will be unconstitutional."
Ho probably thinks so; but others as
well or better informed, say.that tho con
stitution of Kansas does not prohibit tho
legislature from granting suffrage to
women. If we admit that his statement
is true, why not change tho constitution.
It was made by the men and ought be
changed if through it injustice is done
half the people.
Second He says public sentiment is
against the policy of giving women their
freedom. Let us ascertain of what this
public sentiment is composed. It is
made up largely of the lower classes.
The foreign element is opposed; the idea
of woman's inferiority is a part of their
nature. The ignorant class say no; the
criminal just pardoned also registers his
disapproval, while the whisky men all
over the globe aro more opposed to the
enfranchisement of women than the
prohibitionists. It is true, a small pro
portion of good, intelligent men 'vote
in opposition, but they havo their
innate pride, and inherited tendencies to
contend with; and feel that it would
compromise their dignity to havo women
raised to a plane of equalization. This
sentiment is public in as far as it relates
to men only. Women have never been
allowed to vote upon this important
question which affects their own destiny.
Suffracists realize, tia useless to appeal
to the" masses of men; they have too
much vice and ignorance to contend
with: but will in the future direct their
efforts principally to intelligent men and
His third proposition is no argument,
he simply states a fact "that the rights of
women in Kansas is in advance of any
other 6tate." He should add except
Wyoming. This can bo used in favor of,
rather than against suffrage.
Fourth "Woman suffrage will not
help their condition." Let us have a
chance to see by a fair trial for a few
years before ho makes such an assertion.
In "Wyoming where women have
been voting for twenty years,
no dire results follow. Women
go on with their usual voca
tions and men love and respect them
just the Kime, and doubtless society
there is equally as good certainly no
more depraved than in our boasted Kan
sas. It is simply false to say that the
good to be derived from, and the evil to
be suffered from laws imp sod, apply
equally to men and women. There are
laws which apply to women only, and in
which men are not concerned. Espe
cially is this true with reference to
widows and unmarried women, and oc
casionallv a married woman has a faint
idea that the law is not always equally
fair to women.
Fifth. He fears that suffrage will
bring women to the primary, to the cau
cus and election, to the jury room, the
bench and legislature. Jut where we
think they ought to go. Then better
men will bo nominated and elected;
woman can be tried by her peers and no
unjust law3 will be imposed when women
aro members of the legislature and con
stitute a part of the constituency of all
Sixth If Mr. Elder will take the
trouble to read a few yards of the suf
frage petitions that ara annually tent to
thi legislature, or visit a suffrage con
vention, he will find that it is- not the
ambitious, office-seeking women asking
for suffrage, but women a n. class in
most every class of life. The Alliance
women.. eiecially, are asking for repre
sentation. 1 woudsr why "women u"iU btdasssr-
ou3 politicians." Are they more cor
rupt or dishonest than men? If we ac
cept the usually conceded fact that wo
men are better I fail to see why they
would be dangerous. Beside, if a wo
man wants to be a politician she will be,
whether enfranchised or not; and if sho
is to be dreaded, it is as an irresponsible
Seventh Mr. Elders paucity of rea
sons becomes apparent. What has the
quality of the voice to do with the ques
tion of suffrage? He would be willing
to let the bill become a law if women
could sing bas3. "What will he do with
the men who can't sing bas3, or, in fact,
can't sing at all? Too bad if the poor
fellows must be disfranchised for no
fault of their own. Mr. Elder tried to
find argument for opposition, but theie
never was or can be a good reason for an
Eighth He says it is a grave mistake
to both sexes and party to add another
"ism" to the political creed. We do not
consider suffrage an "ism," neither do
we admit his premises as true or fellow
tho conclusion. His opinion does not
count for much when we consider the
hosts of grand, noble men who think tha t
the political party that hopes to retain
power must do so" by enfranchising wo
men and mtike this truly a republic, a
government of, by and for the people,
and not a government of men, for men
and of the men, who tell U9 how much
taxes we must pay, when we are to be
hung for disobedience to their laws, and
tell us how much right we have to our
own children. Oh. yes, this is a grand
country, if you happen to be born a
Ninth If the legislature will agree
with Mr. Elder, and submit the suffrage
question to tho women of Kansas, the
duffragists are sure of the result. I am
It is wonderful how wise Mr. Elder and
his followers are about God's plans.
They seem to know just the limit He has
allowed to woman, and yet they contin
ually fear she will overstep the bounds.
Surely, they entertain an exalted opinion
of her ability; more powerful than the
Creator; for they fear the danger of her
"getting out of the central orb fixed by
the Creator into an eternal place in the
order of things." What a terrible chaos
she may produce. We would advise
them to "work hard, long and well to
held God to keep her in her proper
sphere. ' '
ALL OVER THE TERRITORY.
Dr. Watt D. Woods has been appointed
postmaster at Dougherty.
Tho plum trees along the Oklahoma
streams are reported to be in bloom.
The people of Beaver county voted in
favor of free range at the election of Feb. 3.
Aposroffice has been establish d at Fair
land. Cherokee nation, with W. T. Ritter
It is reported by old settlers that there
is vast crml fields in tho Cheyenne country,
west of Kingfisher.
A new postoffica has been established at
Indianola, Choctaw nation, with J. H. By
uum as postmaster.
The contract for the 100-barrel-a-d;iy
flour mill at Guthrie, is signed and its
erection is to begin at once.
Kingfisher county can at least crow over
the other Oklahoma conntie-i in one re
spect it has a jail that cost' $4,500.
Tho Transcript makes the prediction
that the Pottawatomie county country
will bo the first of the Indian lands to open
up for settlement.
The ruins of an old Spanish mining
town, with cold aud silver mines near by,
have been discovered among the moun
tains of Greer county.
Sarcely up from a bed of sickness, Gov
ernor Steele goes again to Washington in
the interest of the territory, says the
Guthrie News. He started Saturday.
The Norman Transcript says many of
the negroes who are emigrating from Ar
kansas and other southern states, are
rentinir land from their citizen brethren in
the Chickasaw nation.
Our farmers are busy sewins spring
wheat this week; and the ground is iu
splendid condition. The fall whe it looks
better than it ever has at this season of
the year Carson Chronicle.
The enrollment in the Oklahoma City
schools is 700. Guthrie is the same. The
Journal claims that more first grade cer
tificate." were granted in Oklahoma county
than in any other county in the territory.
"From the time of the opening until to
day," says the Oklahoma City Gazette,
"Oklahoma territory has been rent with
intestine troubles."" It has been observed
that there has been a good deal of belly
aching, about and about.
The paper at Perkins is to be edited by
A. J. Show, and will be called the Cimar
ron Circus, and its motto will be: "Come
to the Circus aud see the Show." If i' has
a fair Show the Circus ought to meet with
success, and no doubt will.
Delegate Harvey has introduced a bill
extending over "Oklahoma certain town
site laws of Kansas also a bill granting
right of way through the Creek, Sac and
Fox. Cheyenne and Arapahoe, and other
Indiands" to the Atlantic, Guthrie aud
The following postmasters have been ap
pointed in the territory: Afton, Cherokee
nation, II. R. Gill, vice F. M. Crowell, re
signed; Cavanal, Choctaw nation. .1. D.
Hicks, vice J. C. Stidhaiu; Cheek, Chicka
saw nation, J. II, Sparks, vice W. T. Bon
Tho Hotel Windsor with three other
hotels and other town propertyy were de
stroyed by fire at Wichita Falls last Fri
day. It leaves the beautiful town without
any hotels. The Windsor hotel was a fine
five-story building and was completed a
short time ago.
The decision of Judge Seay virtually
settles the question of county officers in
Kingfisher county, says the New World.
In substance it means the seating of every
person elected, superintendent excepted.
The decision of the judge is universally
upbeld by the people.
The bonds for the agricultural college of
f Payne county, Oklahoma, failed to carry
at the recent election ana tne people oi tne
city of .-tillwatar are now holding meet
ings to raise $10,000. it being found that
the municipality ana not the county will
have to raise the amount.
The Journal savs the exhibits at the
first poultrv show"in the territory, held in
Oklahoma City Friday nnd Saturday, was
much better than anticipated by our peo
ple, showing as it does, with but few ex
ceptions. all the fine breeds of fowls ex
tant, and each and every exhibit was a
rare specimen of the species within itelf.
Hon. C. J. Jones has been appointed by
Governor Steele of one of the Oklahoma's
delegates to the commercial congress to be
held in Kansas City April 12 ot this year.
The other members of the delegation are
Hons. W. H. Campbell, R- J. Nisbelt,
Daniel Harader, Joseph Smelser, G. W.
Gardenhire, and A. N. Daniels.
Saturday was "ration day" at Okla
homa City, and closing its account of the
day's doings the Gazette says: "The
newspaperman watched in ram for the
woman with the gold watch and chain
who drew aid two weeks ago. She failed
to appear, although aeverl well and
warmly dressed women did apply and re
ceived their prorate of bacon and bean.
Human nature enmes to the front when
I you can get something fur nothing "
Hawk: Stillwater, we venture the as
sertion, is the only town in the territory
whoe mechanics have made a complete
printing press. The press upon which the
Perkins paper is printed was wholly manu
factured In Saltwater and the design was
originated bv H. B. Guihrey, the founder
of the Hawk" Th Hwk i orinted upon
I one of the same machines arl for cheap
ness and durability they are a little faT
They can be maila and boxed ready for
shipment for f0.
On tie Qth of February the Choctaw
City tewnsire contest case was heard by
the land office officials at Oklahoma City.
I IOC V.BIC1 SJJ1 IOC OCOSiOU ji.wj
.Mr. Jj S. Mou is allowed to pror up on
the eighty acres on which tho town is lo
cated, and Mr. C. M. Staples is given the
same rights upon the southwest forty of
the Nelson Quarter. The decision of this
land office must be approved by the secre- j
tary of the interior.
From tha Washington Star.
Jerry Simpson Is la town.
Kansas man of c'eat reaoirn:
Hayseed In his flowing locis. '
Feetleu. both his vroolen socles;
Man of fanner ever dear,
sweet potato flntaderr
Redolent of new mown hay.
Ee Is with ns on this day;
Simple, earnest, K. cdand olid.
He Is nature's cherished child.
When they asked hlnit "Did you blow
The ga out in your room, you tnow?"
Quuth Jerry Simpson: "'o. not quttts
1 let the dura thing hum all sight."
Twisting the Wrong; Tall.
The Wichita Eagle declares that there
is not a Republican paper in Kansas in
dependent enough to "speak for western
interests againot the autocratic tariff
barons and the goldb gs of the east."
Whaf 3 the matter with the Eagle? I
it not a Republican paper? Emporia Re
publican. But it was tha Wichita Beacon that
said that foolish thing, and that's differ
ent, you know. You must not twist the
tail feathers of our dear screamer.
A Gratifying Chanfte.
From the Kichfleld Monltor-Kpah!ican.
Cooper and Wheatley shipped thirteen
hundred bushels of wheat to Kansas
City Thursday, from this place. Twenty
three wagons loaded with wheat is one
of the Bights that makes a follow feel
glad he is here: and what a contrast it is
between that and wagons coming the
other way loaded with aid, aa was the
caee this time last vear.
The Specs are On Your Ey83.
From the Vlnfleld Tribune.
Victor Miirdock has been up to Topeka
as correspondent of the Eagle. Ilis
letters have given a just conception of
the situation, from an unbiased stand
point, until his father went up to the
capital, when a changes came over tho
spirit of his dream and he has drifted
into the old partisan method of lauding
the Republicans, and abusing tho other
side. Perhaps the boy's eyes were fail
ing and the old man furnished him a
pa r of partisan spectacles.
Probably a Fake.
From the Arkansas City Traveler.
Word came to this city yesterday that
as soon as possible the Santa Fe would
begin moving 75,000 head of cattle into
the strip from Texas for Texas parties.
The cattle is to be unloaded at tho
Chilocco stock yard and tho supposition
is that the bunch is to be turned Iooso
upon the outlet. The Santa Fe desired
to know if the company was prepared to
handle that many cattle from here; if
tiiev had sufficient men, engiues and
cars at this point to furnish transporta-
tion lor that many cattle, it win tatce
3,000 cars and live additional engines,
have been ordered. Tho contract calls
for the cattle to be in the strip by April 1.
Mary Ellen Lease.
From tho Kansas City Btrx.
4 Speaker Elder says he is willing for
women to vote when the laws of nature
shall so change the female organization
as to make it possible for them to sing
bass. That would just about let in Mary
Ellen Lea.se. 'Olra. Lease of Kansas is
jeported to be an infidel." There is no
ground for any such statement. Mrs.
Lease believes in God. but she thinks he
has been crowded out of some of tho
It is a significant fact that when they
got to looking around for Mrs. Leasp to
testify in the matter of tho ColTeyville
outrage the lat place they thought of
looking for her was at her own home,
though strange as it may appear, there
is where they found her.
That One Per Cent Money.
From tho Topeka Capital.
Judge Peffer owes his election to his
persistent presentation of "Tho Way
Out" to the memlier of tho Alliance iu
debt. lie preached it in every county,
wrote columns and pamphlets on his
scheme of farmers paying their indebt
edness by loans to be made by tho gov
ernment at 1 per cent interest, payable
iu ten years, or never as tho borrower
might pi efer. To this one wild and im
probable financial scheme Judge Peffer ,
owes his election as senator from Kan- t
sas for six years, lie is now on his first j
starring lour in the state and we hope
with this 1 per cent
demand of him
scheme in the form of a bill when ho
takes his seat at Washington. If he does
offer such a bill in the United States sen
ate theie will bo a laugh at the expense
of Kansas that will be heard from the
Atlantic to the Pacific.
The Colors of EoN.
The eel is very unpopular with many
people, but like many unpopular things he
improves with acquaintance. In form he t
is long, slender and graceful. In color,
dark green above and yellowish white be
low. Many believe that there are two dis
tinct varieties, the salt and the fresh water
eel, but I am inclined to think thnt like all
other fishes the eel partakes xnuch of the
nature of his surroundings. Along sum
mer vacation in a pond or brook renders
him darker in color, and daily feasting on
landlocked delicacies rendere him more
Just so codfibh take on the color of their I
habitat gray when on muddy bottom,
bright red when living among kelps and
gay colored marine plants. I believe, too,
that the eel often forgets to return to salt
water, but never breeds elsewhere, for I
have never seen baby eels in brooks or
ponds. I have known them to be taken
every month in the year in the same local
ities. Some say that hnlf ths eels ppend
the winter in fresh water, coming down in
prins, and that the other half go up for
the summer. G. W. Singer in Lewiston
Dnst That L Urm!r.
Not long ago somebody experimented
with dnst gathered from various places to
search for microbes. The dust from a city
street, that gathered from the sweeping of
a. hosnital ward, some taken from a street
car at the end of a trip these accumula- f
tions and more were examined with start
ling results. What struck terror to the
heart of the house mother was the state -
ment la connection with all this invest!
tion that a rug could cot be shaken, a cur
tain dastd out or a carpet brushed in her
domain without raising a cloud of organ
isms more or less injurious to the family
health. The Innocent pastime of parlor
dancing was inveighed acainst as treading
out diseax eenns, and the final swerpins
assertion made that it was kapo,ibIe o
make a earoet clean in a byrienlc sense.
The London Lancet, however, comes to
the rescue. Thai authority pronounce
carpet microbes not to be lexnd. The air
of a wholesome, well kept house I not on
who were inoculated """c; " ;. -.:,,.
interest idiocy will i ?, "-"; 3, C
that he present his ,"' :. '' . i""V.?J ""5 " Cl , t- ,
sweeping day the potoa laden Atmopherr j rwt necewory for wives asd mother, all of
which is depicted. Jat I found In car- j whom are saving of their streata ncre
pets and microbes are found ia dust, bat j srvedly and getting little pbysicsUy 1b r
alMost i not so impregnated, and Itisj tarn save that which U derived froaaltep
safe to assume ta&t most dus found a The growfnj; iodeney of the ays toward
arpets is harmless.
The Djraks is said to b due to the ml-
fcrtune of Pnillp, dnke of Burgundy. Hi
hair fell out, and his physidxrit dvid
him to cover his head wot artificial hair,
which he did, 4od tfrcayst vas faahioa.
SHE W0IT AIL EEAE35.
THE CROSS AND NAUGHTY LITTLE
GIRL ON THE TRAIN.
At First SThe Hadn't a. Frlead oa the Car
ad Made Ufa Miserable, bt After a
Sleep All Hands Airreed She- TVa.3 the
Loveliest Child Alive.
She was just a little girL and her mother
sat down in a seat near the door of the car,
and put her parcels around where they
would lie without falling, and then loosen
ed the strings of her bonnet.
"I don't want my bonnet off," said the
little girl, and all the passengers heard her.
They had not yet left the depot in the grvat
city, and most of, the people had children
of their own at home, so they did not mind
"I want a drink of water," said the little
girl a moment later. The people, could
hear her mother saying something in a low
tone, and they all knew the water tank
was at the farther end of the car, but that
didn't make any difference. "I want a
Hrinfc of water " reneateil the littlfi trirl.
growing louder and louder each time, till i
her mother got up and leu her down the
long aisle past people who were just dis
posing their luggage, crowding around
other people who were just disposing them
selves, and so on to the tank. When they
came back a young man had taken their
seat, and the mother had to move up a lit
"Why don't he let us sit there" de
manded the little girl, with an accent on
the relative pronoun which became a gen
eral arraignment, of the culprit.
"I don't want to look out of the window,"
she continued. "There isn't anything to
see. Why don't the train go on?"
Her tones were so shrill and penetrating
that no one could forget her even for a
"There is a man with apples. I want an
They could hear tho mother talking again j
in that same soft toue, but the little girl.
was relentless. "I want some of hisnpples."
She was so persistent about it that the
mother bought a basket of fruit of the sta
tion boy who passed through the train just
before it started, and sold at a crushing
price whatever he had to offer.
THE LITTLE DEAIt WAS TIUED, THAT'S ALL.
When the train was under way they
hoped they had heard the last of her, but
all of a sudden she declared her intention
1 .nf Mtin .1.1 tVw rtfllAW 71. ?A ft tX .Of.
; UL iiLlllJ uu fcUG 'jr.oi nwu vja .um vnt.
There was no vacant seat there, but that
made no difference, and she kept up tho
complaining till a young man got up and
went forward, giving her the vacant seat
and wishing she might fall out of the
But even this surrender did not satisfy
her long. She wanted the blind down and
the curtain up; she wanted her mother to
buy a book when the train fiend came
around: she wanted more fruit from the
basket and she wanted another drink. She
was so constant that every one in the car
hated the very sound of her voice, and iaid,
"Drat the young one, unyway." When
she went up for a third drink of water she
stumbled and fell. It couldn't havo hurt
her much, but she screamed and cried, and
got up groping her way back to the beat,
her yellow hair tangled and her face all
smeared with orange juice anil candy and
dust, her clothing rumpled and her pina
fore soiled, and her mouth wide open un
der the streaming eyes.
And she hadn't a friend in the car.
But after that she went to sleep. The
nervous woman at the front of the car
gasped her relief, and the heavy man who
had two seats grunted his satisfaction and
glared around as if words were useless in
the face of such freedom from annoyance.
The young mun who snt by the young wo
man iu the middle of the car said "Thank
God!" and hoped tho child might never
wake up. And the poor tired mother
smoothed the pillow and sat in the littlest
bit of the end of the se.tt, and tucked tho
cloak about her darling, and kept very still
lest she should be disturbed.
AWAKENED ItEKSELF AND LOVE TOGETHKi:.
It was nearly two hours after when she
waked up. At first no one knew her sleep
had ended. Then they began to be aware
of a silvery little voice, of a waking but
comforting presence, and they found it was
that same little girl. The nervous woman
looked around and saw her cooing to
mother, and patting her face and nestling
clohe against her
Deep where tho heart throbs sink and swell.
And she murmured, "The dear little
The large man watched her for quite a
his seat and handed her n vegetable ivory
toy, with red and bluo bangles, tho last
one left in the train fiend's box.
She got up after a time and went for
ward faltcringlv, clinging to the ends of
the seats and smiling in every one's face,
; her cheeks bright with some mysterious
j washing, her eyes alight with rcstfulness
j and health, her apron ppick and span, and
her yellow hair falling in the sweetest of
waves, and her pleasant voico telling tuern
her name was Mina, and she was going to
And every one in the car was her friend
Character in tho Thumb.
Trust a woman who sits with her thumbs
up; she may be determined, but she is not
a liar. The one who conceals her thumbs
is apt to be deceitful and untruthful. Look
at the thumb if you want to judKe of peo
ple's intellectual strength, for the longer
it is proportionately the stronger th" brain.
We forget the individuality of the thumb;
we foreet that in days gone by, vrhen men
did not write, they made their marks by
imprinting their thumbs in soft Kealing
wax; that was a man's sign manual. And
just remember, too, that Sir Isaac Newton
said, "If any one cvpr doubted the exist
ence of a God he ba only to watch the
action of the thumb of a man.''
Mrs. Kendal and Mr Laagtry have
hands very much alike, large, white, firm,
well shaped and betokening strong wills.
Lillian Russell has a white, nlender, small
hand that affects you first m essentially
the hand of a woman and afterward as the
hand of o musician. Mrs. Brown-Potter
has slender nervous hands that seem to be
certwn of cverytamg, but never suzgest
Kuccexi in anything. Bab'a New York
IMentjr of Slep for Women.
It is a known laxX. among physicians,
j nurses and those generally lntertd In
the restoration of beswtn that the per
cestage of women among the middle and
opper claawa who retire early Is alarm
ingly small. The terai -lartaiagjy" is
used advisedly, bcaue tb growing tend
ency to keep lathoor cheat 2aZnn out cf
her just dues and compel her to retaliate
in a manner that often threatens not only
J health, but life, most vsriotaly.
, few woroe.a vo consutovtd bu
... ...? . nf iallr lifff inmM fin m
f-reai txKnt tber vitality, which can only j
be restored by rstans of perfect itrpoM. .
Epda!ly are los, ubroka Loom of
ahrsical caltare training 1 not wll nn-
taised la the l? hours to ttniTiiT kpt
by nutsyof the mot rctbcxiastle 4?o
cai. of tfeat rnotcaseat. Thos who earn
estly deire to m the mot effective aea&s
at haaa for the preerrxtJoa of health cd
iiwjtr &usojil to keep taxly Jurv
i nt.1c otwI trnnHprcH ir chA tvrinli! rnmft
llie VOUUK wwjuuij rem;iic uhi uic .. i
A NEWPORT EPISODE.
Am fcnrilnn Party That Teek Pe
tf om of atillteulr'! Plant.
Oae of tha ell cwttagers, as they are
called In Newport tke clin! cottages beiag
the most costly and luxurious marine
villas is the world was said to haT teld
an amusiBg mmd suggestive storx of his
It is the immemorial right of the public
in Rhode Island to have access aaywhers
to tho shore, that the right of every one to
the common property of the sea may not
e abridged. The beautiful walk along tho
cliff, extending through all the finest;
estates in Newport between the houM
and the shore, is due to this prmlese. The
result is not altogether agreeable to the
proprietors, because the excursion trains
and boats are constantly bringing crowds
of loiterers and pleasure seekcrs, who
choose for their lunch tho choice spot
along this promenade.
One day a party of rural visitors arrived
on the cottager's grounds to lunch, and
not content to restrain their steps to tho
walk to which they had a right, they con
strued their rights freely, snd under ths
guidance of an elderly dame wandered over
the lawn, and approaching the house as
lunch time drew near, ascended the broad
seaward piazza, and disposing therm-elves
upon the chairs and sofas, spread their
lunch upon the piazza tables and tnada
ready for the repast.
The owner, who from within had
watched the proceedings with some per
turbation of spirit, then appeared, in
highly imperative mood, upon the piasca.
and addressing himself to the elderly
dame, who was evidently the commaadet
in chief of the marauders, said, with ex
tremely strained politeness, thatstraiigen
had an undoubted ricut to walk along the
0115, but that he had a right to his house
and his piazza and his tables and sofas
and chairs, nnd he should be oxcendlngly
obliged if they would retire immediately.
As he spoke he confronted the intruder
with threatening severity of aspect. But
the general commanding turned upon
him her beriem! spectacles, and aaid
. h t ..,,.. f hnnt imindmoth-
er, "Why, law! you wouldn't turn us off.
would ye? Sakes alive! ye'd be welcome
to eat your lunch on the plazia, or in tho
house, or anywhere you pleased, up our
way." And she lcnmed uj.onb.im with
such benignity that, wholly unprepared
for a sunburst instead of n storm', he was
speechless, and greatly arnused withdrew
from the fleid. George uliam Curtis xa
Good Lookinc SnleMiicn.
It is a fact thnt it pays retailers in cer
tain lines of business to employ hand.oomo
and ornamental male clerks, just as much
as it is profitable for confectionery jdor"
to present tho smiles of a pretty girl with
m'ht linr nf hnnh-mL tnnv sruir n
high as we please in onr philosophy, ycc
tho vulgar truth remains thnt in the hun
dreds of thousands of women shoppers iu
J Xew York there is a largo class thnt en
joys being waited upon by a good looking
A merchant who deals in various clinrrn
ing and delicate articles intended for femi
nine umj was discussing this point recantl)
"Ye,"s:dd he, "I alway employ gotl
looking clerks. It took me a long tunc,
however, to lind out just what sort t
good looks I required. Wh'ii I uj at
first advised to get fcomo handsome m
into my store cast about to find a tine lot.
of strong featured and athletic ctiap- fr'
lows that would be conspicuous any hem
for their muscular beauty and tincnnMo '
countenance, but not only did 1 tlntl tL
a most difficult task, but tho few exum
pics I could secure seemed to have no at
traction for thr ladies at ull.
"Finally a friend put me ou to tho fiuG
that I must -inploy an entirety diileirnt,
order of fellow.. I must get a lot of wlut '
faced, slim waisted, perfumed nnd tf
voiced chaps, w ho could look unuUemblf
things on tho slightest provocation at a
lady of any appearance of age. 1 found
such men as thoe ver. abundant, and I
now havo no leas Until twooty wImj arc
every ono of them, more or less worshlpe.
by the Indies that come to my shop.' lUi
Ur of I'uwijr' WhUUrr.
The long hairs on the side of a cat's face
are organs of touch. Thoy are utUiched to
abed of fine glands unriur tha akin, and
each of these Itmg hairs is connected with
the nerves of the lip. Tho slfgh text ton
tact of these whiskers with any surround
ing object is thus felt most dbtiuctlr b
.ho animal, although the hairs tbumwlw
nrc insensible. They stand out oh e
hide of ;Le lion its vteil nsorj th rnnm -r
cat. From omt to point they are equal t
the width of the animals body If w
imagine, therefore, a lion stealing through
a covert of wood in an imperfect flight wn
shall at once K' theuscof these long hairs.
They indicate to him through the nicest
feeling any obstacle which may present it
Felf to the pawie of hU body, they pre
vent tho rustling of bough nnd lwiven
which would gno wnrnlug to his prey .?
ho were to pass too c!o.e to a bush, nnd
thus in conjunction with the noft cushion
of bin fee and the fur upon trhioh he tread-
the clawa never coming In contact with,
the ground tbey enable him to nxoxn
toward his victim with a (.Ullneaa evpti
greater than that of tho snake, which
creeps along the graw and i not prtyHrcl
until it is coiled around Itn prey. I tU
evolution or design South Boston Nev.
A nail in one' shoe t neither carafort
able nor convenient, bat a nail iu one 4
pocket may posscxs both of the attribute-
and bo uacful and fAahlonblo as tit.
Oxidlwd sliver nails arc made Jo ejutet far
kimilcs of Iron ones, to nearly alik-t that,
you could not tell the difference. You
troald pick one up and cat it away or con
sign it to tb cigar box that Is kept fo
homc carp:ntrj a readily dm you would
the real article. But if you come ocron
one of the nails la art out of th wy
plow examine it carefully, for you wul
probably find away down on oao Sd a
tiny silver point. Ptuh thl point for
ward and you have a lovely pencil fit for
gift In any of the "progrewive" games,
and nice enough 10 d? duty as a special
ouvtalr of any spccUJ occasion.
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