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PETTICOATS IN THE PLATFORM.
That exiguous Mrs. Johns and her
running uiato and iufinitisenial sprinkle,
Mrs. Diggs, are spreading themselves in
a manner we fear unwarranted by their
combined psychical prominence and
physical ponderosity. Their lute chatter
as to what the Republican party must
and must not do may be amusing to the
citizens of the realm of sunflowers, but,
unfortunately, there happens to be in
telligent people living beyond the limits
of Kansas who might be imposed upon,
and to the detriment of the state.
Women in public life women in poli
tics, on the stump, at the hust
ings, and everywhere except at
home will not come to be
added to our other political
plagues and to grasshopper invasion un
til a majority at least of our own true
women have signified Iheir willingness
for the experiment of a social revolution
which might afford the chance3 of office
for a few heisli shes, but not before that
time, for that abnormal coterie who
in their ilights somehow reminds us of
the grandiloqueut orator who in describ
ing the way our emblematic bird, the
eagle, vaulted the blue empyrean de
clared that she soared- and soared until
her tail got so sore she couldn't soar any
The Republican party stands for pro
tection, if it stands for anytiiing, and
suiely the home, and the church and the
social life which grows out of the homo,
should be the iirst thing looked after.
The late Republican central committee
would have sacrificed anything for suc
cess, but they didn't help the fortunes of
the old state house gang much in mon
keying after the methods of Mollie Lease
by hiring a weak chorus of soprana
voices for the stump, no more than did
the convention by putting petticoats into
the platform. It wouldn't render walking
any easier for the peripatetic grovelers
of this muddy mundanity if tho high
sailing peris of Paradise had their wings
clipped and were all consigned to the
rauks of earthly tramps, while it would
doubtless render tho chances for perma
nent preferment and happiness in heaven
not a little shaky. So far as the aspira
tions and ambitions of that old, fruitless
female contingent are concerned there
beems to be plenty of room and oppor
tunity yet for them to bo found within
the battalions led by Mother Lease and
the followings of the Fusion captains
AN HIS'lORIC PICTURE.
Thero is En this city one of the most
unique pieces of historic art work in the
state. It is an oil painting representing
the first school house built in Kansas,
and surrounding giounds. Tho build
ing, which was a single room log cabin
with clap-board loof held in place by
weight poles, was situated on the bank
of Fall creek in Leavenworth county,
fourteen miles west of tho city of Leav
enworth und near the villago of Spring
dale. It was erected during tho winter
of 18oj. and was desigued for a residence
for a settlor, but in the spring of 1S0G,
3Ir. V. K. Stanley, now and for several
years a citizen of Wichita, made up a
subscription hchooi in tho neighborhoqd
and secured the new cabin in which to
hold its sessions. The school continued
until Augnst of that year when it was
broken up by the border ruffian troubles
that were then beginning to terroiro tho
Tho school was organized on tho sub
scription plan, the tuition fee being $2.50
per scholar; tho teacher boarded around
among.tho patrons of tha school. This
is believed to be the first country school
organized and taught in Kansas, and
this fact lends special interest to tho
painting, which is the handiwork of
Mrs. Stanley, tho wife of tho pioneer
Asa piece of ait work the painting is
a compliment to tho genius of its author,
being purely original in its design. Tho
only1 aid Mrs. Stanley had in makiug tho
pieco realistic in its presentation of tho
subject was a bare outline of tho situa
tion of tho houe as to the surrounding
grounds drawn upon a slate by Mr. Stan
ley, with such details as he could suggest
verbally; yot Mr. Stanley gives tho as
surance that tho scenic effect is so nccu
late that airy one who had seen the local
ity would recognize it at a glance.
In tho painting tho whole scene is
presented, covormg an area in the
back ground of two or three milua.
Tho meanderings of Fall creek along the
foot of a range of wooded lulls to the
north, the surrounding grove of native
forest trees, two or thiee settlements in
tho distance, etc., the whole creation
being an artistic blending of colors that
at onceprosents an attractive landscape
Professor Ponce, superintendent of
Sedgwick county's schools, has secured
the painting for exhibition before the
Btate teachers' meotiug to be held in To
peka during the holidays, and we under
stand it is the intention of iirs. Stanley
to produce a duplicate to be presented to
the ttate historical society.
It may not be out of place to state, in
this connection, that Mr. Stanley has
never lost any of his native penchant for
cduca:onal work, lie interested him
self in that special department of our
social economy upon tnking citiznlup
in Wichita, aud is .today an efficient
member of the city's board of education.
What was thought bv those who know
the man to be but a political joke turn
out to be an actual fact. Xah Allen, of
Wichim and Denver reputation, is to
really act as assistant attorney general of
tho great btate of Kansas, a state of a
million and a half of people, a majority
cf whom are supposed to be honorable
George W. Martin pertinently asks if
"the first result of a reform movHineni
in Kansas is to be a rump legislature."
It is hoped not, though it mint be
allowed ilittt thero is at present good
-sirotoect for a rumpus.
A NEW DEAL.
It is high time there was a change in
the conduct of the roads of this state. If
the state of Kansas wa3 a vast swamp
and the roads, had to bridge the entire
distance across the state so tiiey could
receive no busiuess from Kansas what
ever, then it might be consistent to ignore
such 400 miles of haul, and make rates
only to the east and -west of such 400
miles of dead haul;' but, since the first
day of September up to this time there
has been a car famine in the slate, owing
to the enormous amount of grain offered
forshipmenr. And notwithstanding the
immense tonage which Kansas is giving
her roads, the roads are eager to haul
stuff from the west across the state and
deliver it in another state for lees than
they will deliver it in Kansas; and so
eager are they to do business in Colorado
that they annihilate this 400 miles of
space across Kansas aid deliver freight
in Colorado for any price they can get.
Day before yesterday there was a meet
ing of the members of the defunct trans
Missouri association at which they re
solved to maintain rates in Kansas and
Nebraska. If the Kansas roads
in that maeting had resolved to conect
all discriminations in their freight
charges in tho state of Kansas they
would have advanced the interests of
their stockholders more than any act of
theirs has done for a long time. The
question will have to bo met, but it
seems that the roads prefer to be forced
to do that which good business sense
would have caused to have been done
Thero are hundreds cf industries in the
state that are languishing, and millions
of money invested that is not paying a
cent of profit, in fact running behind,
because their competitors in other
states are fostered by
roads. The idea of
up any of the industries in
building Kansas has
apparently never entered tho mighty
brain(?) of tho rate fixers of any ioad in
the state. The roads complain that they
are not making any money at their
present charges, aud they never will
until they change their policy. When
tho roads do something to encourage
people to come to Kansas; when they
do something to encourage them to
stay m Kansas; when they pay a little
more attention to the local or state haul,
then they will bo on tho road to larger
earnings and not until then.
THE INWARDNESS OF THE HASKELL
Garden City, Kan., Dec. 7, 1893.
To lha Editor of the Easle.
A gentleman just in from Haskell
county, and who is a friend of County
Clerk Hussey, is very indignant at the
statement of Joe Rosenthal, circulated
through the public press, in regard to the
mistake in the returns from that county
to the state board of canvassers. This
gentleman states that thero is no such
excitement in tiiat county as Rosenthal
asserts; that thero has been no threats of
hanging, or anything of the sort. He
further states that it is an infamous false
hood that Hussey had left the Bounty;
that the facts are the Mr. Hussey was
over at West Plains, where he has been
engaged all the season in buying grain,
alternating between there and Santa Fe,
and that Rosenthal well knew that Hus
bev was there, and was so informed on
last Friday and Saturday; and to say
that Hussej's family knew nothing of
his whereabouts is a lie out of whole
Rosenthal's statement that theieisa
court house ring in Haskell county 13 on
a level with his other statements. Ilis
other statement that he did not want to
run for representative is untrue, for he
has been scheming for more than a year
past to. prevent a People's party man
from running and to prevent other Dem
ocrats from running, and also to pre
vent the nomination of any Republican
but Stubb3 as he knew t'at Stubbs was
poor financially and could not use anj
money in the election, and Rosenthal
could if he desired, Rosenthal being a
rich num. It is openly asserted that at
the Republican primaries that Rosenthal
procured hispersonal friends and heelers,
a great many of whom had no moral
tight to participate on account of their
being Democrats, to go into the Repub
lican primary and vote for Stubbs, and
thus defeat Dr. Cowdin who was a can
didate for tho Republican nomination.
After tho Republican nomination was
made, Rosenthal openly boasted of hav
ing dono this.
In the late election there were a great
manv votes cast in Haskell county for
Rosenthal, by persons who did not re
side in the county, and did not have a
right to vote there, but these themselves
wore not sufficient to change the roaiilt;
in Boone precinct, a Republican ballot
was cast for Stubbs, but was not count
ed by the board, which was Democratic;
there are rumors of money being used
in every precinct in the county by Ros
enthal's heeiers, and from past elections
in that county it is morally certain that
the reoult was largely affected by boodle.
This gentleman who was in from Has
kell county snvs that Mr. Stubbs had
openly stated that he would not take any
advantage of any mistake, and if there
had been any mistake made he did not
know it, and tho first he knew of a mis
take being claimed to have been made
was when he learned that the certificate
had been isutd to him, It is further
stated by the best of men in that country
that if u mistake was made, it was pure
ly inadvertence, as nussey is a man of
irreproachable character, and it is a
mistake to say that he was a bitter mr
sonal enemy of Joe Rosenthal, or any
bjdy el-e. This gentleman claims that
Rosenthal is a sensationalist and enjoys
the sort of notoriety that he is getting
through the public prints, and "when
ihe newspapers cease to notice Joe he
will be like a horae with his feed cu t
The dispatches state that Grover Cleve
land has .employed 3Iuidoon, the trainer,
to get him in training for the purpose of
reducing hmi in flesh. .What's the!
matter with the Keeley cures.
For the Ea::ie.
Dashing; sleeting 'gainst the pane
Comes the first cold winter rain;
Rough winds hurl dead leaves about
Bleak and drear is all without.
But our grate is glowing bright
With the dusky anthracite;
We'll suut out the storm's loud din,
Cozv comfort reigns within.
Softly shaded candle light
Brings each object into sitrht:
And it rests with tender grace
On a child's fair, pictured face.
Long upon that face I gize,
Seeing itas through a haze;
And my heart cries out in pain:
Darlii g, come to me again ! "
Seems that rosebud mouth to say:
"I am with you every day;
Only from your sight I'm gone,
Mamma, dear, you're uot alone."
Time rolls back. The past is here,
And. my little child is near;
Smiling, joyous as of old
Eyes of azure, hair of gold.
Happy mortal ! I am blest.
For in waking dreams I rest.
Daylight gone, its duties done,
Reverie claims me for its own.
Jennie P. Merchant.
Peotone, Dec. C, 1SK.
A CHARACTERISTIC KANSAS KICK.
Tne Inequalities and Philosophy of
Chicago Search Light.
To the Editor of tie Susie.
I am a Kansan. I never fully realized
that until I came to Chicago. True I
was born in the Sunflower state, but
theie is another reason more potent than
the mere locality of birth. I love to
Every true Kansas has a certain ca
pacity for feeling miserable. In order
to see this clearly, you needs must step
out of the state and view it from a dis
tance. That is the first thing a Kansan see3
after he comes to Chicago. Behind the
marble palaces, the liveried equipages,
the princely robes, he sees the contrast
ed qualities of Kansas. Tho rush of
business, the jostle of humanity, the
hurricane of noise, the stupendous drive
of commerce, which go to make up
what a civilized savagery calls a city, is
interesting enough and may attract
your eyes, but the mental reflex of it all
will deal, in spite of you, with the social
forces it engenders. The eye sees a
sixteen story building of marble, steel,
stone, bronze and silver. It is a monu
mental structure worthy any man's
visual admiration. A man would bo
either a knave or a fool not to admire it,
with the eyes.
But once seen, hi3 mind immediate
ly, as a higher court receives the case
and begins a rigorous examination. Who
built this palce? A single man.
How? With great riches. Are there
not worthy people, five blocks away,
very poor? Yes, and starving; The
verdict of the eyes is reversed. The
building is not worthy of admiration.
I say that the social differentiations,
the class excessively affluent, the class
hopelessly indigent, first revealed to me
and glorified tho Kansan's capacity for
feeling miserable, tho native inclination
When a Kansan comes to Chicago, he
learns to love the people of Kansas for
their habit of protesting against the ex
isting condition of affairs, which, in be
ing stagnant, suffers the inroads of a
dangerous enemy. The name of John
Brown sounds with a new reverence.
Tho political revolutions of Kansas as
sume a new impoitance aud the mercu
rial unrest; of all Kansas politicians, irre
spective of party, fills the Kansan in
Chicago with a certain satislaction. For
I believe that tho people of Kansas are
the geese in tho citadel of national safe
ty. And when the enemy comes by
stealth, as io will, the people of Kansas
will bo the first to cackle a warning.
Why? Because of their capacity for
feeling miserable. There may bo some
thing in the climate or adversity may be
its parent, but tho true Kansan would j
rather kick than eat. The true Jay-
hawker is only happy when he is mis
erable. It is a great privilege to be poor
in Kansas. It gives you an opportunity
to flop around and lampoon the ungod
liness of riches. I can think of no great
er calamity to a true Kansan than the
sudden acquirement of wealth.
Wherefore, I say I am a true Kansan.
And I have a little plan, here in this big
city of feeling miserable comfortably.
Whenever I want my fingers to tingle
and my cheeks to burn," and my blood to
quicken with indignation I stroll up and
down Michigan avenue at night. Mich
igan avenue happens to be the aristo
cratic street of Chicago. It is very wide
and clean and smooth. Heavy wagons
are forbidden to touch a tire in its sacred
precincts, aud poverty, unless it is
curious, avoids being seen here, from
fear of disastrous contrast. I like this
sreet very much. It satisfies my crav
ings as a Kansas. Graceful, low-swung
victorias, ladened with bejeweled and
befurred queens roll by me. Broughams
with private monograms emblazoned on
the doors run skimmingly along. Dog
carts driven by self-satisfied youths in
broadcloths and silk tiles rumble past
with two stolid, emotionless footmen,
in skin-tight, white trousers,
top boots and rosetted hats,
with arms folded and buttons
oblige, sitting behind.
Then I boil. Sometimes I glare,
These aro aristocratic tendences that are
radically wrong. They aro undem
ocratic. These Croesuses and Mrs.
Croesuses that sail up and down the
street with a single diamond probably
that is worth more than I can earn in a
year, dazzle me.
It doesn't seem richt. The people
don't seem to be carrying out George
Washington's and Thomas Jefferson's
Sometimes I pine in a dreamy sort of
way for the subtle power of turning the
whole universe topsy-turvy. I know so
many poor and worthj young women,
who in the eyes of God and man, and by
all laws human and divme, have a right
to the comforts of riches and are denied
litem. These I would put in the car
riages along Michigan avenue. And
many of the young curlHl darlings, who
have nothing but an immense accumula
tion of stupidity and who are graced in
no art hut indolence, I would snatch
summarily froih their carnages and in
troduce abruptly to the sweat of their
I meet other pedestrians who are also
boiling and glaring. You can sae it by
their faces. It is in their manr. It U
in the atmosphere. The Rods awl god
desses in the carriages with a jangling of I
silver chains on the harness, with
the coachman's noe up in
t ie air, the master's nose
up in the air, the mistress nose up in the
air, and the two footmen behind ditto,
feel superior and are aristocrats. The
man on the sidewalk, particularly if he
is a Kati3un, does not feel inferior and
resents the class distinction.
I do. It makes me miserable. And as
I am a Kansan, I like that. Some where
near T enty-second street, on Michigan
avenue; there is a swell hotel called the
Metropole. I often go down there and
look in through the great plate glass
windows in the evening. I do not know
much about the hotel except that two
great Ebglish footmen, powdered and
primped, stand at the door like statues.
I also know that it is an unspeakable
crime to wear a common suit of clothes
into the dining room, and that you will
not be admitted unless you are in a dress
suit. Through the windows 1 can see a
great confusion of pure glass mirrois,
dazzling silverware, priceless chande
liers, and faultless linen. It is very
beautiful. Smooth-faced French waiters
glide noiselessly about. I do not try to
discover more about tho palace. No
splendor is perfect that does not at some
point ally itself with the mysterious.
The fact that I do not know who the3e
diners are in silks and broadcloths, and
the fact that I am not with them,
heightens the glamour. Caesar was never
as splendid to himself as he was to the
people who witnessed his triumphal
The more splendid these figures appear
to me through these windows, the more
unattainable their comforts, the more
untangible their Hue to me, the more I
While I stand in the shadow before
this brilliant castle, a tally-ho ladened
with a crowd of the progeny of opulence
rolls up before the hotel. A crowd of
American citizens, with ' disgusting
curiosity gather about with mouths
agape, to watch the American nobility
alight. The servility of a crowd of Rus
sian peasants could not be greater than
these Americans. The sneering indiffer
ence of the nobility as it alights and
tucks in its skirts lest it touch the con
taminating garment of the community,
could not bo more insufferable to the
czar of Russia.
Through tho spotless, flawless glass
the dining table and tho duwier glow
like an illuminated picture. Without
the wind from off Lake Michigan is raw
and biting. A dark woman, slender,tall,
with the tint of a southern sun on her
cheeks, her bare shoulders radiant, a
heap of roses blazing in a glass bowl be
fore her, tips a glass of sparkling cham
pagne to her red lips. The flushed old
man opposite with his polished face,
looks the joint product of indolence aud
luxuriance. He is a Sybarite, not an
American. You will wander on up the
long avenue, where the string of lights
on either side taper to a distant point. I,
is not riches that you deplore, but the
result of riches, aristocracy, effeminacy,
and if history is not all a lie, final and
A most unique and beautiful ceremony
was performed recently at a Chicago
Catholic church. It was the erection of
a flagstaff surmounted by a cross direct
ly under which floated the stars and
stripes. The idea originated with tho
Rev. Father Hishen, the priest in charge
ol the Holy Cross parish. ''What could
be more fitting," he said, "in this year
of all times when wo are to have thous
ands of visitors from other lands than
that we should set before tiiem the em
blems of Christ and our country. We raise
this cross in a true Catholic spirit. Not
particularly is it intended for the sign of
our church, but in the spirit of truest
and broadest Christianity. With this
we raise the glorious stars and stripes to
show the world thac our love of country
and religion go hand in hand." The
conception is as patriotic as the action is
appropriate, and the two come oppor
tunely and as an emphatic denial to tho
allegation that the Catholic church is en
gaged in an endeavor to alienate its
members from their allegiance to the
government, the foreign-born element
1HAT MASSACHUaETrd MISTAKE.
Poor old Ma-sachusetts has been re
ceiving many a dig since the late un
pleasantness, Nov. 8, on account of the
failure of the Australian ballot system
within her borders. Nearly twenty
thousand ballots were thrown out be
cause improperly prepared. Alas for
Boston culchaw! It now appears that
the Republican party, admittedly the
best element in tho state, lost the elec
tion because of the carelessness, not the
ignorance, of thousands of voters, com
bined with an unlooked for association
of names on t,he ballott. The blunder is
thus explained. Haile was tho Republi
can nominee for governor; Wolcolt the
Republican nominee for lieutenant
governor. As fate would have it, the
name of Wolcott Hamlin, the Prohibi
tion candidate for governor, was placed
immediately beneath Haile's name and
thousands of intelligent but careless
Republican voters checked the names of
Hails and Wolcott Hamlin, thinking
they had voted for Hade and Wolcoa.
Of course the ballots were thrown out
and Governor Rus-sell, Democrat, has the
deep satisfaction of knowing he was
elected by mistake. This is no partisan
explanation of defeat. The Democratic
press admits the situation. Nor are we
pleading for the reputation of Massachu
setts. We review the situation fcimply
in justice to the defeated but still honor
able Republican party.
From our state exchanges we learn
that, many of the counties are taking ac
tion in the matter of securing suitable
exhibits to be placed in the state buiidiag
at the world's fair next spring. Thin u
tiraely.and the action should be followed
by every county in the state. Kansas
has never faded to attract especial atten
tion in any contest she has entered, and
she w ill become the center of attraction
at the Columbian exhibition :f a reason
able degree of effort ia put forth ia that
direction. The rivalry among the conn- j
ties to excel wH briti together ike best t
of thesute'a productions, sad the ootia-
tv that tftkt fit p!ae wiil unquestion
ably head the prtaeion oi the nation
aud of the vrorhi.
There are two ceateuarfcus who live ia 2
Hfs, Kms. Oac i IK yeJrs eld twMat f
For the Easle.
How hright are the frosty mornings
Of autumn's harvest days.
The bracing north winds are hieing
Through rustling golden maize.
The corn within its silvered sheen.
Has tints of topaz stone.
It's richer far than jeweled queoa.
Bright jasper walls her home.
When cold November frosts nave come.
The silken husks are white.
And singing summer birds have flown.
The golden core is ripe.
The farmer seeks his precious grain,
The burly sons assist.
It's garnered for the waiting train.
Transport to merchant ships.
Then corn breaks forth in royal tones,
And speaks w-.th stately nod:
"I'm the king of all earthly zones,
The grandest treads the sod.
"Earth'sjriendly markets I have sought,
And ought them not in vain.
My treasures the wide world has bought.
Her people to sustain.
"I forced the ports of 'Fatherland,'
Her chancellor gave way,
I broke her gates like ropes of sand,
While emperor, at bay.
"I entered the princely palace.
Hercastieson the Rhine.
Bold Yankees with no great malic
Gave 'em Johnny cake most fine.
"American ships of commerce
Go plowing through the main.
All bearing my food, a surcease
To Russia's famished plains.
"My great re Urn is still aggressive,
I'm grasping mure domain.
Where tho wealth is ftgirresslve
My kingly hand sustains. x
"O'er the world mr sway is mighty.
It reaches great and small.
And in the Nineteenth ceDtury
King Cora will rule them all."
. E. Fuller.
In yesterday's dispatches from Wash
ington City, in relation to the Cherokee
Strip this rather remarkable statement
is found: "Should it become apparent
that theStiip cattlemen an J other forces
combine to deLiy opening the Strip, as
they did last session, there w ill be a
general effort all along the line to open
up the smaller reservations where the
cattle inteiesta will hot object." It is
not known who the authority is for this
statement, but read between the lines it
is easily interpreted to mean that an
effort will be made by cattlemen to pre
vent the ratification by congress of the
treaty between the commission and the
Cherokees before the 4th of March, after
which date the agreement will lapse if
not accepted by congress. The cattle
men are off the strip and have no inter
est in it, and it will bo regarded as odd,
very odd, if they shall bo able to defeat
the opening of the strip at an early date,
now that that long desiied end is so
The council of administration of the G.
A. li. decided that the state encampment
would be held in Pittsburg, Feb. 21, 23
Not man' towns in Kansas can boast of
new brick buildings going up on Main
I street, but the Messenger says Flureka is
oue ujhd can.
Rev. C. H. St. John says Kansas is the
Eiffel tower of the world; it lends iu all
reforms. For Eiffel the Topeka Journal
priuts it awful.
Galena is making very rapid advance
ment iu her mining interests. The value
of her production for tho week ending
Nov. 12, amounting to $13,500.
Master William Shaver of Eureka is the
first Kansan to receive recognition fiom
the present congress. He is a page in the
senate, aud is only 13 years old.
Girard is tryiug to raise a bonus of $10,
000 for a company that will put in a four
block zinc smelter. It would be a bkj
thing; the tin ought to be forthcoming.
W. H. Biddle, state treasurer-elect, has
been bick at the Dtitton house, Topeka, for
two day past. Van 13. Prather, the new
state auditor, is also ill at his home in
Kingman Leader: Frank Roberson has
a corn stalk on exhibition at his store that
for height takes the premium. It waa a
little over sixteen feet long and measured
ten feet lrom the ground to the ear of the
The Republican party carried this year
twenty-nine counties carried by the fusion
ists two years ago; add the fusiotiists this
year carried but two counties, Scott aud
Seward, carried by the Republicans two
It is announced that a female brass
band is to be organized at Sterling in or
der to help the boom of Mary E Lease for
United Slates senator. That is altogether
unnecessary; Mrs. Lease can blow enough
to serve her case.
State Treasurer Biddle says he biB no
doubt Hbout his ability to secure the re
quired bond of 51,000,000 by the time it
becomes necessary for aim to qualify. It
is understood a leading Topeka banker is
to be one of his bondsmen.
A dispatch from Atchison eay that the
populism of northern Kansas are not hos
tile to the candidacy of BaMey Wngsener
for the United States seuat. Judge John
Martin's cinch may not be clinched to (he
senatorial succession after nil.
The county clerks of Kansa vrHl hold a
convention in the senate chumrc-r Wednes
day and Thursday. Dec. 28 and 20 The
oflicera of the a-sociation are: PraMdent,
T. T. Kelly, Miami county; fescretary,
John J. Lyon, Jahuson county.
The Rock Island reports from ovr the
lines show general snow nit over the sys
tem in Kansas. In most case it was re
ported light, but was quite heavy we-a
and southwest, with heavy rate? ia Okla
homa. There were no saow blockades.
At the meeting of the passenger agents
of the old Tmasratsfeouri association t .
was decided to make a rate of oee aad one-!
third fare from any placj within 3QQ miles
of any siren point; tickets to be foW Dec,
24, 25, 3 and 31, Jan. 1 und 2; good retura
iDg Jan. 3.
The Herald says the Garden City Gun
clnb is making arntaemeots for a bi
&tte scooting tournament to b- bold t.:
that place denag tte holidays. There
will be a number of Rood fchofci there from
different parts of the state und a fine time
Ardraore is bmlding an opera house.
Hi lieoo is taking step? to bare the fre
delivery sy&em exteodad to that city.
Secretary Mania Is stilt Try sick man.
His many fntods jnay for his speedy re
covery. IS Hen cHtzeitK have org&ahsed a !cxg
of AoaejalOlrof Unteed Wor.siea Tith
a aMmbenBip of forty.
It Is tb "seoeral oniefoa that Mrs. Cra-
lerciU be cquuei ttt tfea charge oi
manlenas Mart L. Baazn.
The city eooncil of Efimomd ba.i raiagd
Ike sJro Item ia that ctty. It baa flic!
tfc Kcrae at SKA psr nannso.
Th tfatfmc Leader Is orwttwr batf-wl-
oa wntm-upi of itee Dmmtxxa&c te4i-
tft3 for preieeUAi tfaiilBfeg.
B. NO YES & CO.
120 North Main Street
Clearing Sale of
At prices that must attract attention. Any
ot the articles offered here would make ap
propriate and useful Holiday Presents, and
very much more acceptable to the parties re
ceiving them than the useless trinkets that so
much money is usually squandered upon at
this season of the year.
Why not make a present that will be
Kid Gloves 4 Button 59 cts.
All colors, all sizes, no better glove made
at any price; an appropriate present to any
In endless variety at less than manufactur
ers cost. Chiffons in beautiful tints, em
broidered, hemstitched, linen, crepe, silk, in
itial, any letter wanted; a splendid assottm't.
For Ladies and Children, any size or any
price required You
Ladies Broadcloths at
Dollar; at 85c, French
shades, sold everywhere at One Dollar Fifty
All wool, 54 inches wide, at 49c. Silks,
Cashmeres, Velvets, all offered below market
Blankets from Auction,
10-4 White at $1.65 worth $3.00.
10-4 Grey at $1.65 worth $3.00.
12-4 White at $2.35 worth $4,00.
The greatest bargain ever offered in Blan
kets. Finally, we have over one thousand
to dispose of. Real Bisque Dolls that can
be washed and are not affected by heat. The
most durable Dolls made; dressed and un
dressed, all sizes; kid bodies, jointed bodies,
up to any quality required.
S. E. NOYES & CO.
Headquarters for Bargains.
J adj;e Clark sentenced Benton, the Ok
lahoma City murderer, to twenty year In
the LHD'dn;;. Kan., penHetitlary.
The Kau-n fcherlffi nr J11 tryisK V
S6t Ztpp Wyatt. N dtspo-iUoo ol Blm
bos been mn.d nad be is sitil ia xMh Uaitad
Sl&tes jttl t Gttliirta.
The Chieftain nays that tbe average o(
cotton ia the Idiu Teirftorr will b be
creased coaidrbly exl tvnou, mad &
few who bad ftbaodoned the ttee7 utapU
mil try it hh'iu.
Wbit Hill & Co., of ArkaawM CUy
cave ja KiMda &! of three fta mv&m
to PiWBtt Indians in tae territory wbo r
joicc Id the names of Wbft JaUie, Gray
fcoae aud Pips Sfem.
Hardly a farmer in Oklahoma goe U
town but who takes a torre- bond If of
frait trees boms -with aim. The fmJt
risJ on the old Indian farm aUtsat to
tb floe quality of Oklahoma frail.
Th canning factory at Oklahoma Ctty
bat been ftaighed and the, machinery pi
in place, and work can be beoa at a kw
aeet'a notice. It has a capacity of 3I.CC0
cans a day and vriil eotpfoy 225 pr.
-. wt i urc v.rwsi i i r-.ar rowatr - r.vAxnwoaut, So Alsm.
Used in UilHons of Homes 40 Years the Standard
all know how cheap we
69c worth One
Articles of Inoorporatloa rrcr? filed with
Um eralHry of Oklahoma territory for
the OkUboMA Midland railroad sewuany,
witfi H place of IroaiawM nt Ok) WiU
City. To caoiul uk U XHtfAjm
divided law 1.0W hri. uf Mt .c.
Tfc directors for ih Mrt ymr Mte A, J.
Vandiiiiabaw, H. SI. Klckinsvr. C It.
Jne,W II. JSuey nmi Wro Gikn.
Tb Tiotca-JoaroH sys: "Mr. VadtiK
ham mi ope of Us brat known of railroad
oAciaU In rb wcat. ointf ex this itm
mlltoad trafttc rMa-er fnr Kjum City,
M. 31 r. F.skinjjer h urr the Uarelln
Peii;er so for the Kjuaw CHy.
aJfmpfeia it ItirmtnUin railroad, d
one of Ibe boiklra of la Split LoK is4.
Mr. C R Jooo tao pootra! maass
1 tmildor of the Fort So.iU. Prl i:
DartJal mail. The ro-d b for ii atart
ioe; petal JooU. ifo , n U connect.
wlt roar ootnp-tio? liner. Il nMer. tn.
:tmtory or U nobt enrcor, era--
HH u9 QttftTrfMvr, Chrok4 and Crk
TtrrrtM-, to-me In a 4trvrrU-Hj
dtreeMow aero Oklahoma va a pafcH, om
tn north line of TeXA in IVOoarKe!