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, II. M. JIUltDOCK JCdltor.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET.
For J heriff.
B. R. ROYSE.
JOHN A. DORAN.
For RegaMer of Deed3,
S. L: BARRETT.
For County Clerk,
M. A. GARVIN.
W- R. KEfcbLER.
M. 51- McCOLLISTEB.
Train robbing is the only industry that
has been given an impetus since the free
trade party camo into power.
Ten thousand Kansas prohibs. who
I i went down to the strip walked straignt
up to the bar and took their little "nips.
Between train robbers and train acci
dents, it is becoming rather hazardous to
go to the world's fair; or anywhere else,
as for that.
Jerry Simpson bhould have credit for
at least one thing: he talks less than
Peffer. His satanic majesty is equitably
" entitled to his dues.
The best advertisement of a first-class
fake wo have seen, is the before-and
after-taking expression en the face of
the returning boomer.
The religious congress at the world's
fair has developed .the fact that there is
less leligious bicotry m the world than
at any time in the world's history.
Massachusetts has four candidates for
governor Democrat, Republican, Pro
hibitionist and Populist. This ought to
place Republican success beyond doubt.
As a czar, Speaker Ciisp out-czared
Czar Reed with ease; but he had to
ignoie everything to do it. There was
no skill about it; only a display of main
stieugth and awkwardness.
Chicago and St. Louis havo each had
train robberies almost within their lim
its. But when tiain robbers attempt to
get in their woik at or near "Wichita,
their plans are nipped in the bud.
Tho fellows returning from the strip
don't look like the same fellows that
went souih duiing tho past month.
"While they aie not so robust looking,
theie seems to be more of them.
President Cleveland will never be able
to again direct tho attention of the party
of leform to the overthrow of capital in
the interest of labor, unless he settles
the question of who shall hold the
It is a question what Senator Voorhees,
really does want: whether ho is as
much inteiested in the repeal of the
Sherman law as lie is in protecting the
cause of fieo coinage in case repeal
Those who withstood tho heat, wind
and dust of the first few days after tho
opening of tho strip, aio hardy enough
to make first-class pioneers, and they
will soon make that country a very de
Birablo place to live.
Judging from governor Lewelling's
remarks at Chicago he is very fond of
his adopted state, and tho rapid ad
vancement she has made in the past.
The ancient history is good, but of the
present well let that pass.
Pugilist Ulitchell arrived hi this coun
try a day or two ago and is occupying a
gieat deal ofspace in the telegraphic
columns of tho daily papers. The freo
adveitising this jail biid and blatherskite
gets, is all his stock in trade.
Purely as an investment it would pay
tho people of Kansas to buy Peffer off
for tho remainder of his term. If his
bole and only puiposo is to bring re
proach upon his state, his career will be
regarded a howling success.
The first four days ol" this week at tho
world's fair will bo Odd Fellows' days,
nnd the members of that powerful Ira
ternity are beginning to congiegato in
Chicago in gieat numbers already. Tho
Kansas Odd Fellows left for Chicago
Friday, and theio was a bigciowd of
Tho chairman of tho Populist county
committee in Rilev county says. "Hang
G rover Cleveland's pictuio on tho wall
iilongsido of the other traitors of hu
manity: Benedict Arnold, Aaron Burr
nnd John Sherman.' And then he
prowls because the Democrats have put
up a stiaight county ticket.
The announcement that the Populists
nre sweeping everything in tho local
elections in Geoigia no doubt explains
the eagerness manifested by tho south
ern members in congress for the lepeal
of the fodeial election law. Restraint
upon bulldozing tactics in tho south
means death to the Democratic party.
The bank statement of the Xew York
banks for last week is a magnificent one.
It shows a gam for the week of $7,000,
000 in their leserves, and nearly as much
of an incieaso in their deposits. They
now havo $17,000,000 above their legal
reserve, while four weeks ago they were
that amount below; a change of $oM,
000,000 in thirty days.
Cleveland convened congiess to repeal
the Sherman law to save the country
from financial disaster. For forty-six
days the senato has wrestled with the
question and tho Sherman Jaw still
stands. As this country has practically
recovered from the financial stringency,
and as theie has been no change in the
laws, the case must have been improp
The Kansas City Times, the self-appointed
sposner for the Democratic
party of this state, sa3s: "The good
sense of the Kansas Democracy has
never been moroionspicuously and com
mendably displayed than in the action
of their county conventions in refusing
an alliance with the Populists." Such u
generous and unsolicited defense of the
party ought to warm the Kansas Dem
ocracy, and especially tho Sedgwick
county contingent, into a fervid glow of j
gratitude for their bold, yet disinterest
AN IMPORTANT MATTER,
The convention called to meet in
Salina on the 28th of this month has for.
its prime object the consideration of a
question of vital importance to a large
portion -of the state, directly, and the
entire state indirectly. If some practical
means can be devised by which the
arable lands of the western part of the
state can be bi ought under'irrigation so
that their cultivation may be relied upon
with a reasonable degree of assurance
their productiveness with a sufficient
supply of moisture is an established
fact the wealth of the state, in products
of the soil and other personal and per
manent improvements, will bo easily
doubled within a decade. No argument
is needed to prove tin's proposition. The
only point necessary to be gained to
bring it into actuality is the needed
water supply. It is hoped, as it is be
lieved, that the convention at Salina will
be able to solve this hithei to unsolved
If jthis great and important undartak
ing is prosecuted to success no point in
the 6tate or the west will receive greater
benefit therefrom than Wichita, the rec
ognized commercial metropolis of the
southwest. The interest thus involved
renders it next to imperative that the
city be ably represented in the conven
tion. The city council, or boaid of
trade, or both should take action and
see that a competent delegation is chos
en, and ono that will attend. The ex
pense will be too trifling, compared with
the possible benefits, to stand in the way
for a moment. "Whatever is done needs
to be done without fuither delav.
AN EPOCH MARKER.
Considering the manner in which the
people weie Ho(ax)ked, the so-called
opening of the strip will go into history
as the best laid scheme of the times. The
thousands who, atgieac cost and risk of
their lives, attempted to get into the
new countiy, even by tho inhuman
methods prescribed by tho authorities,
only to find everything worth having
held down by sooners, will mark it as an
epoch in their personal history. "Befo'
de wa' " will loae much of its signifi
cance by the later epoch marker "be
foie the opening." It is foitunatofor
Grover-hokey that a national election is
not among the early probabilities. Time
smoothes down the asperities and palli
ates the cruelties of overt acts, but wo
doubt if either of these functionaries
ever attain the age to poll a dozen votes
in Oklahomn. "Git a plenty while
you'io a gitten" should be the policy of
this little cblcrie of the people's tiusted
CROPS AND PRICES.
Tho recent rains throughout Kansas
have enabled the faimers to put in their
wheat, and they have pietty generally
taken advantage of it. Those who plant
ed duiing the dry weather claim that
there was plenty of moistuie in tho
ground, and that it was only diy on the
surface. Ceitain it is that wheat sprout-
ed duiing tho dryesfc September ever
known. The low price of wheat has
doubtless caused a less acreage to be
planted, as our farmers aie too prone to
change their crops with the fluctuations
of tho market.
If human calculations can be relied
upon, this year s world s ciop is short
enough to command much higher price
than now prevail, Tho exportation of
wheat and flour since harvest indi
cates that Euiopo is in the maiket
for a laiga amount, and unless, as some
claim, they are buying beyond their
piesent needs, they will long before
next harvest exhaust our surplus. This
should stimulate prices and also stimu
late wheat giowers. While this is an
off year, there is no more certain crop
in Kansas than wheat, and it is just as
certain in Kansas as in any other state.
Our immense ciopof last year shows
what can be done under favoi able cir
cumstances, and tho farmer with all the
necessary machinery for planting and
harvesting wheatshouldinciease instead
of decrease his acreage.
THE FALKNER COMPROMISE.
The Falkner compromise for tho silver
iepeal bill, as often mentioned of late,
provides for the coinage of the bullion
now in the treasury, which, at its coinage
value, would amount to 517-1,000,000, to
be coined at the rato of $3,000,000 a
month, and authorizes the purchase at
tho maiket price of 1,300,000 ounces of
silver per month, which i3 not to bo
coined until after the bullion now in the
treasury is coined. After all the bullion
now in the treasury is coined, then
$3,000,000 of tho new purchase is to be
coined monthly until the aggregate sil
ver coinage including subaidiarv coin
shall reach $SOO,000,000. Wo have now
iMlfl.SSil.OOO standard silver dollars and
77,000,000 fractional silver coin, which
makes our total silver coins amount to
$i9G,333K(Xft. Add to this the 174,000,
000, which tho coinage of the present
bullion would yield, and we have $070,
000,000. Tins, if tho Falkner compro
mise were adopted, would require the
purchase of about 100,000,000 ounces of
silver to make the aggiegate of $S00,
000.000 coined Silver. It also provides
for tho letirement of r.H silver certificates
and treasiny notes i-sued in payment of
bullion and silver dollars, and also letires
all bank notes, under $10 for the purpose
of foicing the silver into cuculationas
well as the $2.50 and $o gold piece.
The coinage feat me of the measure,
including iho purchase clause ought to
go a good way toward satisfying the
silver advocates, but that apparently
plausible proposition is more thau
counteracted by the provision for re
stricting the issue of prouer currencv to
i bills not less than $10 in denomination.
The purpose of the proposed restriction
is to force the coins into circulation, but
the people would have to be educated to
the change befoie it would become
popular, or even be acceptable.
In his speech at Akion. Governor
ITcKinley refeired to a Democratic
tax as fo'Iows: "Idleness is a much
greater tax than any tariff tax that can
bo imposed. There is no burden so
great as unemployed men; no tax so
grievous as poverty' Points that can
not be met by free-trade sophistrv, how
ever specious or plausible.
For the Eazie.
by j. e. nouns.
O'er tho bill a white mist stealeth
Throupk the tender after glow,
And the splendor of the sunset
'in the west now burneth low.
Soon the world is wrapped in shadow
And my thought, like it, is gray;
All my soul is held by sadness
As the night enfolds tbaday.
All my sense is steeped In longing1
For a bliss that is not mino;
Over all my life's dull paleness
It once shed a light divine.
I would forget, for I am weary
Of (he longing and the pain,
Kuowing that no ray of sunshine-
E'er can cross my life again.
Foi when life is desolation
And all hope is overthrown.
And the heart must bear its sorrow
In the cold -world all alone.
Words'of woe are vainly spoken
For the ears that cannot hear.
Hands grope wildly in the darkness
For the hands that are not near;
Eyes arc dark w ith pain and longing
For a glance they do not meet:
Ears strain wildly for the sounding
Of a voice with cadence sweet
That no more will break the silence
Falling on the night's, unrest.
Or, ivhen sunset light is gilding
Every ane and tower and crest.
With such weight of helpless sorrow,
With such longing and i egret,
It is madness to remember
Worse than madness to forget.
The disti acting interests that have so
largely monopolized public attention for
tho past month or more the world's
fair, the meeting of congress, tho local
fair and the opening of the strip hav
ing been added to the past, and general
business revival being well under way,
it behooves Republicans to begin tho
woik otjal lying the party and aligning it
for the contest now jut six weeks off. The
future welfare of the party and the state
aie so completely involved in the con
test that no true Republican can alford
not to take a lively, immediate personal
inteiest in the outcome, and no one will
be absolved from a full share of respon
sibihtj until his wiiolo duty shall have
been performed. While success is
reasonably certain, all should work as
though success depended on the individ
ual efforts of one man, and each that
The EI Dorado Republican says women
only should have been permitted to go
on the ship. They weie there in large
numbeis, many of them claiming that
they weie moie entitled to the lands and
lots than the men. What this govern
ment should do is to give women the
exclusive privilege of settling aome ter
ritory and i mining it to suit their liking,
But alter all, that wouldn't satisfy
them: if the' had exclusive coutiol of
the universe the stiong minded portion
would kick up a iov because they
couldn't have moio loom and liberty of
action. There s no use to try to satisfy
that element of the sex; it can't be done.
Having been the first to raise tho ban
ner of human freedom and political
liberty it was all the more fitting that
Kansas should again take the lead in de
lense of the religious Iibei ty, ono of the
cardinal doctrines upon which the re
public rests. Speaking to this point the
Kansas City Star remarks, fittingly:
The refusal of the secretary of state of
Kansas to grant a charter to the Ameri
can Protective Association means that the
right of everybody to woiship God in ac
coidance xvith the dictates of his own con
science is to he maintained in that state.
With ail of its vicissitudes Kansas has
thus far escaped the calamity of a religi
ous war, and there is no reason for invit
ing that sort of a disaster at this late day
in its history.
The compiomise between the Demo
cratic factions from Kansas in Wash
ington, mentioned in yesterday's dis
patches, simply means that Martin and
Ciouch havo pooled their peisonal issues
with the hope of controlling the federal
patronage of the state. If it is success
ful Cleveland and Ins department lieu
tenants vll show themselves a set of
bigger chumps than they havo been sup
posed, and that is saying a good deal.
The compromise shows that Mai tin and
Ciouch have both lost what little of a
cinch they had, and they realize it.
El Dorado Republican: "In answer
to the charge that the Murdock rebel
lion is largely responsible for the Peo
ple's party, we will say that Republican
pap-suckers and" barnacles are responsi
ble for tho Mm dock rebellion. They
got hold, held on for twenty-five years
and had Co be choked off by main force.
It is a costly job, but may provo profit
able in the end." All of which is tiue
beyond cavil, and is so generally under
stood that the kindly offices of neigh
bors in explanation is scarcely neces
sary, however much appreciated.
The season of disasters that has been
upon the country for several weeks has
been the longest and moat terrible of
any within the memory of mam. It has
been almost a ceaseless run of calam
ities, the fatal results reaching into the
hundreds. Indeed it has been equal to
war, both in the loss of human lives and
the destruction of property. Surely
there must be a surcease to this awful
There isn't much sympathy, in a gen
eial way, in this country for the ami
Catholic society movement, but the
Catholic cause will iot be stiengthened
by attempts to break up public meetings,
as is reported fiom Kansas City, Friday
night, whether done by them or their
friends. It is a spirit of intolerance,
that has no place in the country.
Dickinson county i? getting its first
experience in receiving orders from
Topeka, and the Abilene Reflector says
the people of that county hare changed
greatly if they do not teach the btate
hotise bulldozers their mistake next No
vember. People who never learn are as
despicable as those who never forget.
If the Kansas women are defeated in
their efforts to obtain suffrage they may
emigrate to New Zealand. The gov
ernor of that mid-ocean state has just
signed the woman's suffrage bill.
The report comes from Ileanessey to
the effect that a ssttler passing Skeleton
river, seven miles from tbt place, Fridnv.
discovered the body of a young man hang
ing to a tree, with a placard on his breast.
Death to tbe man that cuts this body
down." Inqmrv nmocc the settlers in
the vicinity developed that the jonng rann j
bad a fcght with a gray haired soldier, and
killed him, whereupon they lynched the
The enrollment at the -Topeka school
the first day was, 4,553.
Xew corn of excellent quality brings 30
cents a bushel at Fort Scott.
Mr. John Seatou has purchased the
Price opera bouse nt Atchison, and will
refurnish it and otherwise add to its at
tractiveness. It is the boast of Morris county that
statistics do not show a crop failure in its
history. Irrigation is not neededf-.and
rainmakers not wanted.
The colored people generally throughout
the state observed emancipation day yes
terday. In many places the event was
celebrated by public demonstrations.
The Peabody school board closed the
schools on account of poor water and dry
weather, their idea being that "an ounce
of preventive is worth a pound of cure."
Congressman Curtis has introduced a
bill to pay SlS.OOO each to the widows and
$-j 000 each to the children of E. G. Hull and
J. R. Ilngau, the Kiusas clerks who were
killed in the Ford theater disaster.
A Topeka coal merchant has an original
method of inducing people to patronize
him. He gives a watermelon with ench
ton of coal, and thu3 combines the luxur
ies of summer with the necessities of
Kansas City Star: The Police News in
illustrating the 'Frisco train robbery
makes a picture of "Rufe" Cone of Wich
ita with side whiskers. The News doubt
less got the cuts of the two Wichita cele
bretie3. "Rufe" and Mary Ellen, mixed.
The Kansas City Star announces in a
sort of mysterious way that there are
three men on the Topeka Capital now who
are dead sure of a job this winter; they
are all close Jcin to the editor. The re is
uo doubt a point to the statement, but it
is too fine for our ken.
There were 5,G03,5S8 acres planted to corn
in'Kansas last, year and the product was
13S,e58,G21 bushels. This year the acreage
was 0,227,057 and tho toc.il product will be
about lo0.000.O00 bushels. Despite the dry
weather. Kansas raised more corn this
year than she has raised in live years.
Attorney General Little announces that
the paper trust has released its clutches
on Kansas. He says thB attempt of the
trust to knock out tho Salina piper mill,
an independent concern, has been given
up and so tar as he can learn nothing is
being done. This will bi good news for
Salina and Fort Scott.
' A postoffice has been established at the
town of .North Enid.
Durinir the fiscal year the business of
the Kingfisher office has increased over
the same length of time prior to June 80,
over 200 per cent.
H. I. Smith, a bankar at El Rano, who
organized a company for a bank at Enid,
has been grauted a charter for one, the
First National of that town.
The president has refused pardon to
J. V. Woods, of Oklahoma City, who was
convicted of manslaughter for killing a
man in that town two years ago.
The Kiuafisher Free Press says the
local land office is on a boom. Up to 5 p.
in., Thursday, 134 original homesteid
entries had been filed an average of nearly
seven per day.
The story about James Reardon of Mas
sachusetts, being found with a knife in
his heart near Perry has been proved to be
a pure fake, just as most of thp other
reported killings will when investigated.
The selling of privileges at the land of
fice at Perry became so notorious that
Maishal Nix had to take cognizance of the
accusation, and a brief investigation re
sulted in the discharge of a number of
Perry has the first daily paper. The
Times was on dit sooner thau any rival,
but not sooner than it was needed. A city
of 10,000 such enterprising rieople as pop
ulate Perry couldn't do without a local
daily many days.
Receiver Admire will remain in the
Kingfisher office until October 1. Mr.
Caldwell, his successor, could not arrange
to take the office prior to the 15th, and
concluded to allow the present incumbent
to close out the quarter's business.
It is denied tnat the secretary of the
interior aunounced that those who made
the run from the Chillocco lands were
sooners. Agents of the government having
authorized tha stare to be made from the
point named, those who did so were in uo
sense sooners. and their holdings will not
be questioned on that account.
"Senator Morgan has introduced a bill to
ratify the agreement with the Wichita
Indians made by the Cherokee commission
for the purpose of securing the Wichita
reservation. The bill is the cama as in
troduced in tho last congress. There
seems to be little room for doubt that the
Wichita and Kickapoo lands will both be
opened shortly in time to take part in the
The city of Pawnee, county seat of
county Q , hecanie a town of
2,000 people September 16 before 3 o'clock.
Every town lot wa3 taken before 4 o'clock
on the opening day. Pawnee is east of
Perry, about 20 miles, and about five miles
fiom the Arkansas river. Tho country
urrounding it is rather broken, but is
well watered aud the tillable lands are
The water question, which for several
days was a really serious one and seemed
to threateu with defeat the permanency of
some of the new towns in the strip coun
try, now appears to be practically settled.
As soon as the new settlers had oppor
tunity to make practical tests, bys.nking
wells, water was discovered at convenient
depths, in ample quantity and of fair to
good quality. This important point set
tled there is plain sailing for the new
country, and icis baund to develop rapidly
and prosper accordingly.
Oklahoma Press-Gazette: Ellis Kelly
is yreatly concerned over ihe
whereabouts of his brother, Clint Kelly,
and his anxiety is due to the findiug of
the bodies of two men who were found
near Stillwater with a bullet through the
braiu of each. On one of them was foand
the name "C. C. Kelley," which corres
ponds to the initials of Clint Kelley. The
young man had been working in in Wich
ita aud wrote his brother to the effect that
he wonltl leave for Cddwcll Friday and
make the run into the strip from that
point, bince then nothing b been
heard from him though his brother ha
telegraphed different parties asking if
they had seen anything of blm.
The Acceptable Sacrifice,
r f toor wSere robed priest did cbnnt
In moara'ul notes, a solemn prayer:
When svrrUV! majestic orean tones
And i rajcrat incense fiird the air;
Where all ns-pleadt-nt altars shone
In IJftLttimi ca:lbiy light r-jrr iir.
I lowly bow'tl and tried to prar:
My wjuI rv.fn.-eU its duty: "Where
Y.'liere shall I tcV my Godr I cried:
An aasl ans.werd my despair:
"Erect a temple in tuyaeart
And orithip thy Creator there.
Frots tie St Joe Gtzstts.
Kanna will not grant a charter to the
A. P. A. Whatever they do in Kansas
is open and above boaid, and the !arvn
whsch irritate under cover are extermi
nated by vigorous application.
Kansas Beat All Around. ,
From the EI Don.do liepo.blican. "
Kansas js falling Jbehind in most every
thing. A dozen states get up bigger
tornadoes, Indiana got away with ns on
a train robbery, Colorado out popped our
bulhest Pop "and now Oklahoma out
soonered us. This will never do.
1 he Robbor"3 Occupation Sons.
From the Kansas City &Ur.
The train robber is no longer fit niate
riaLlor a dime novel; as far hj literature
goes he is not "m it." He is nowhere.
He is a poor mistaken man. and misfor
tune lra marked him for her own. He
is no longer defiant -and daring. He is
a needy young man driven to crime
only by a desire to ltdieve the necessities
of an aged father. It io no longer need
ful to invest in high-blooded horaes and
Winchesters aud" masks; the train rob
ber's occupation has lost its glow and
glory. The time has come when he is
hunted and shot ar like a common thief;
his caieer will be bhurt-hvtd.
An Example to be Followed.
From the Law reuce World.
Dr. JIcKiuuey, of Hutchinson, who
recently died, left a monument that will
be mote enduring than btass and thai
will at the sanio umo be uselul. He has
left his records as an aimy surgeon .-ith
the local post. Thou-ands ot deserving
old snldiers have been unable to get pen
sions because their old sturgeons wei e
dead and 'he hospital records on file in
Washington did 'nut show any liealmenl
during service. The 3Iurull bill was in
tended to mcdt that cia- of aases, bm
under Hoke Smith it falls sboit. Dr.
McKmney's plan should be omulated by
every burgeon m the army.
A Wide Difference.
Frota the Leavenworth Times.
The Atchison Champion and the
Wichita Eagle aie well, very liberal
on the silver question. Tho Aikansas
City Dispatch quotes from them articles
upon the silver question, commends
their position and biiggesls that they
ought to join hands with the People's
paity. Theae papers have moie liberal
views upon the ;noney question ttiau
most Republican papeis. but they are a
long way liom the People's paity.
Think of Marsh ilmdock and Governor
Felt joining handb with Jerry Simpson
and Frank Doster, Lewellmg, Artz auu
Clemens and woikiug for the party of
fiat money and anarchy !
Simplo Demagogy or Worse.
From tho Olobe-Democmt.
'The passage of the repeal bill would
sound ti.o death knell of silver as u
money metal," says Senator Dubois of
Idaho. This is a fair sample ot the trick
ery and lying of the silver batons. Du
bois, who is buid by the Cougiessioual
Diiectoiy to have received a "public
buhool and collegiato education,"' and
who therefore must be able to read,
ought to know that the repeal bill
meiely btops further silver absoiption,
but does not, in tho slightest degree,
alter tho status of the silver already in
circulation. All the hunuieds ot mill
ions ol 33 cent olollars will btill continue
as 100 cent dollars, and be maintained
on a perfect equality with gold.
Iho Congress of Religions.
From the New York Tribune.
Two classes of people will be disap
pointed in this gieat religious gathering
those who havo thought that out of it
might bo evolved some tort of univeiaal
or cosmic religion, an I thoae who hao
expected that Christianity would con
found all other leligious. Neither of
these things will happen. Everybody
who has taken pait in it will go home
with his faith unimpaiied. Ihe gain
fiom the Ujtuliament will not lie in the
fact that it has upset men's faiths, but
that it has impressed upon those who
have followed its discussions borne of
the Iaiger aspects of religion that under
lie all the great faiths of the world.
What the A. O. U. W. isDoinjf.
From the Topeua Pi ess.
E. E. Muiphy of Leavenworth, ;rat)d
master workman of tlio A. O. U. AV. of
Kansas, hms m the city today in the in-
tnit. rf tlio t.nil if iTn trntt ?iti fnf
destitute western faimera, and in con-j
virauon whii a xricss reporter, saiu:
wenaveiiau piienomemu success bo
far in collecting money for the puichase
of wheat aud have secured about $4,000.
Wo will want another thousand to com
plete our work. We are, of courae, lim
ited in our distribution to members of
our order, but there are a gieat many of
them in the twenty-two countus in
which seed wheat is wanted. Just how
many and what proportion of thoso in
need of wheat belong to the order I am
unablo to say, but we will help out every
destitute brother, and shall purchase tho
wheat immediately. 1 am here today to
see about tiie transportation of it, and
the railroads are doing a great good in
shipping it fn?o of cost. Our order in
Kansas has about 2o,000 members, and
eveiy member is rady to help out thoe
in need. If wo find we ned $3,000
more, there would bo no trouble in rais
A "cw Kxplosire.
Chemists and others interested In the
discovery and use of new explosives are
now busy studying the component
parts and character of an acid recently
discovered hv a ehemist. and to which
he has given the name of hydrazoic j
acid. This, it is claimed, is destined
to make a new era in the history of
explosives. The new acid has been
christened hydrazoic acid from its com
position, which is three parts of nitro
gen and one part of hydrogen. It
seems strange that in all the years
that chemistrv has been studied this
acid has escaped discovery till now.
It is described as resembling water,
fuming strongly in contact with the
air and causing painful wounds when
applied to the skin. The acid docs not ; drcd of them now, large and small,
seem to be itself explosive, but the ! many of -whom, having worked in one
salts it forms with most of tho metals j of the larger factories. et up for them
are described as being extremely so. j selves and whittle out "timber toes"
It was discovered accidentally, it ! for nnfortunntes who cannot afford to
seems, dnring the course of an obscure
organic investigation, and the strange
ness of its properties led to an investi
gation, and the discovery of the exact
nature of its characteristics. Fewspeci
mens exist in this country, and the
acid nas not been studied to any great
The muscles of a well-developed
hursan jaw can exert a force of &
pounds according to recent experi
ments. The blood in its natural state
contains an amount of pure water that
is really astonishing to one wrho has
cotglven the subject attention nearly
seven-eighths of its entire bnlk- "Kiel
estimates the surface of the Inngs at
150 square feet, or ten tfmes that of Xhr
external body. There is ecorgh cf
iron in the blood of 4$ men to make & J
plowshare of 24 pounds weight.
ni Part of tfc Job.
Tourist (in Oklahoma.) Your fellow
townsmaa, J edge Begad Ls a self -made-man,
is he not?
Alkali Ike Wa-al, not wboHr; Ipmt
s. head on hhn, the other day, mj5Jf I
123 and 127 2L Mam.
The first to introduce the
latest effects in black and
white Silks, Trimmings,
Veilings, Millinery, Etc.
On sale now the new fall
assortment of our celebra
ted Fosters Kids. These
gloves we guarantee. They
are trie oest m the world.
Prices 81, 81.25, $1.30, 81.75
Also a big line of fancy
shades to match dresses.
We call your attention to
the fact that, our assort
ment of Fur Capes surpass
all our past efforts.
As in the past our prices
on furs will be considerably
less than city prices, while
quality and style equal the
Miss Churchill is now
taking orders rapidly; the
styles are entirely different
this season. e show all
the latest French Novelties.
Thursday and Friday.
MnnsoQ ami McNaiaara.
"- -si.' f,ii y'- nT-rsrjiv. i (
To-Dav the world's congress
cf Jewish Women opens at Chi
oao. During the week daily sessions
will be held, papers will be read
by representative Jewish women,
and general discussions will fol
low each paper. Every seclion
of tiie country will be repre
sented on this programme and
one paper will be read by a
woman from abroad. Ten such
papers will be read and dis
cussed by the delegates com
posing the Conr"ss.
Prices have reached, the bottom
Just now we are offering
to make suits to order at prioesto!
nlpnKP Um rv,nafPf.nnnmif.Rl lmvnr
We liave the largest assortment
i ot new StVJlSll OOU8, and are lull
connuent tnat we can please vou.
Tailor and Furnisher
145 North Main St.
JUST THE POOR PLAN'S LUCK.
the Trrnon Who Can't Afford It
Needs Artificial I.irabn.
"There are perhaps eight hundred
thousand men in this country who need
artificial legs or arms, and not mora
than one hundred thousand of these
are supplied." It was a well known
maker of wooden legs who iaid this to
a Xew York Sun man. He was ward
ing off an appeal to his charily in
behalf of a locomotive fireman who had
blipped under his engine and been
badly crippled. "The fact i," he con
tinued, "it Ls always thepoor man who
loses a leg or an arm. now that the war
is over, i-xccpting tne crippieu veter
ans who arc kept hupplicd with legs by
the government, nearly every man who
loses a limb has to have help to get a
But while the number of pensioners
on account ol the war continnes to in
crease with each increase in years since
that time of enrnage, there is little
likelihood that the number of makers
of artificial legs will fall off much in
nnmoer. iiierc arc nearly two linn'
buy one of the improved legs.
The science of making wooden Icsts
and arms has in recent years almost
supplied the place of the natural mem
bers that have been lost. There is al
most no ocenpation now that is closed
to a man on account of his crippled
condition, and by the use of a rubber j
heel and toe it Is made possible for a i A trench author, Jlrahlcr, in 1742, col
man to walk almost without pcroepti- j lected record of fif ty-foar pemon who
ble impediment or limp in his gait, In j had been wrongfully jppced to ba.ra
fact, a man with both legs gone can j been dead. .
c a m ITS I IS L m
&M I I HI 3 mm J
The ozlr Vurc Cresa of Tartar Powder oAsssioaia.-Xo Alsm.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years ihe Standard
123 and 127 IST. Maiu.
Just One Tear Old.
"We want, to elebrate this
occasion in a proper man
ner by offering for your in
spection, one of the "choicest
carpel stocks in the west.
However, one of the great
features of this anniversary
sale wnl be low prices for
the finest qualities.
Pot yourself on
prices of carpets, all
country over, and then
come to our creat Anniver
sary Sale, and we will make
Thursday and Pridaj',
Sept. 2bth aud 29th.
New Goods in
New Cotton Dress Goods.
New Muslins and Cam
brics. New Table Linens.
Never Better or
Ant! Never Cheaper,
Thursday and Friday
now preserve his cqunrbrlum and
walk about almost us well aa any
The wood employed wood being
lighter and stronger for thys purpofco
than any othor material discoveicd
if? ivillmv or lints wnnri. nnd aftr.r it
I has been seasoned and carved into thu
proper form it is covered with rawhide
and enamel to 5trengihenand finuh It.
With artificial arms and hands a
man may hold a fork, drive a horse,
extend the arm at vill a.nd even write,
a fair hand. There is a case of a man
who lest both hands and ono foot,
who now walks perfectly well and is
able with his artificial hands to grasp
light articles, open doors and feed
A man with two artificial legs ride
horseback and can mount and dis
mount readily, and another man ha
even walked a m3e in hixteen
minutes and fifty seconds, to beat the
woodeu-lcg record, bleating and bicy
cle riding arc other accomplishments
and enjoyments from which some
men with artificial limbs arc not de
barred. It is i curious to note that,
according to the tables of percentage,
farmers are the greatest sufferers, 17
per cent, of tho cases of leg amputa
tions being found in their number,
while workers at the bonch number
18 percent., laborers 8 12 per cent.
and railroad men but 7 per cant.
Two Torm. of Ilrath.
There are two forms of physical
death constantly going on In th
world; &ays the Vegetarian moleoular
death and somatic death. The first I
expressed in othfr words by faying
that the whole of tbe body is constant
ly being worn out and bein renewed.
Every notion that wc perform, nvnj-j
breath we draw, and every thought w
think, i each accompanied by th
death of a certain amount of mttseular
or nervous tissue, o that molconloi
death Is a necessary part of daily !f.
Somatic death in the death of the en
tire individual, and Ls generally con
sidered to take place at the moment ol
cessation of circulation nd rrspJra
tion. This is cot an absolute teat,
however, as several well-known cse
prove. Col. Tovrnsend was a peculiar
ea5 of a man who could "by the effect)
of his will voluntarily suspend the
functions for a considerable timp, vnhiln
fee continuation of the circulation l
tomcitse to dif3cH to determine
that even the eminent anatomist Vc
salinit once opened an apparently 4ead
body and foand the heartuill beatinc.
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