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THE IOLA REGISTER FRIDAY JANUARY 25 1901
THE IOLA REGISTER.
PUBLISHED KVKKY FRIDAY.
OH.A.S. r. SCOTT.
Entered tu tho 1'oitolUce mt Tola, Kidhhk. nn
Second OUsb Matter,
Onoycnr, InadrAiico (I t0
Blx months, In Advanco "fi
Tbrco moiithg. In Adritnco so
MaiIo known on application.
OFFICIAL I'Al'KUlOFALIiNX COUNTY
DISTRICT COURT ADJOURNS.
Loup unit Jlnsv Atljoui'iicd Tcvin
Finally Finished mill tho Judge
Hikes Happily Homowuid.
Tho adjourned term of tho district
court wlileli has just closed Its session
was ono of tho longest and busiest
over hold hero. Many old casos were
moved along or disposed of and tho
docket Is cleared up as It has not been
for yeurs.'i'ho session ended Saturday
and tho J ml go wont to his homo at
On tho recommendation of retiring
county attornoy G. K. Gard tho suits
of tho Stato of Kansas against the
olty ollleers of Humboldt and Tula
litivo boon dismissed by tho district
court. This ends the casos found b(
tho grand jury against them for not
roportlng tho existence of joints to
tho county attornoy as required by
law. W. II. McCluio, A. L. Taylor,
11. Cojio, W. T. MoUlroy and C. II.
Pratt woro tho entlciuen concerned.
The caso against police judgo Jacob
Gard was left for the new county at
tornoy, John dishorn, to act upon,
tho retiring county attorney feeling a
dollcacy about taking action in a cum'
against his own father. Tho public
sentiment will certuinl
Goshorn in dismissing
against Mr. Gard.
In tho suit brought
Wndbworth against V.
Hon, charging him with having sold
real estate for them and kopt tho
money which ho claimed as commis
sion on a former ileal, tho court
awarded the pluiutills judgment In tho
sum of $212.7').
Tho court Issued a restraining order
unjoining tho county treasurer from
attempting to collect taxes from tho
Sola Gas Company above tho stun
oflurcd by them on tho original as
sessment basis of Assessor Wright.
Tho Hoard of County Commissioners
was adjudged to pay the costs in the
caso, it having been made a defendant
In tho suit for raising tho assessment
of thu company.
Tho application for a new trial In
tho Olty In Its suit against N. F.
ulnars to settle tin1 ownership of tho
Strip of laud east of Khotids' addition
nis oerrulod and oxeoptod to. The
city was glum (10 du.vs to mako a caso
and tho usual tluio for suggesting
amendments ami um.wcrs.
In tho oases of Slate vs Irwin Al.vcn
and Kmimi Grotli, for selling liquor,
tho bonds of oach for $200 woro up
By consent tho rendering of judg
ment la tho caso ol Statu vs Gooi'KO
Cornell for assault was passed to tho
next regular toi in.
Tho suit to quiet title of .Terr Hod
well against l'ayno Hi own was dis
missed at nlaintiir's costs for iwaiit of
Tho suit of Fuller A 'l-iiller agalns'-
II. Gear for commission was taken un
S. II. Welth appealed in court and
agreed to knock oil" all tho amount of
his judgment against Dr. Jfoopor for
malpractice except V10(l.,"0. Tho jury
gave him $!!).!. 20. Ills application for
u now trial was oven tiled.
In tho suit of U. L. Hart against C.
A. Tipple, tho properly attached was
released and the cause continued.
Tho sulo wa conllimoil and a eorti
llcato subject to right of ledotnptlon
ordorcd in tho stilt of W. II. Miller vs
A. It. Crowoll.
,Jn tho suit of ICdward Ulto against
Inn. Willis, tlio surveyors' report
was accepted and approvod and tho
corners and botindarioslhus establish
ed tiro declared permanent and tin
changoablo. In thocase of McKi'iina llios., who
Kot judgment against Sid .Wlnetruub,
WO.'M of tlio costs sent up Irom Mis
souri woie allowed and the rot knock
In tho sultof L. ;iIobart against A.
W. lieek and II. Klaumann the do
loudauts wore given tn days moio In
which to pioad.
Judgment in tho caso of Stato vs Joe
Smltli was withheld until the next reg
ular session in March.
In tho suit of tho Vul Hlutss lire-wing
Company to scout u possession ol joint
jmraphornalin seledsomo mouths ago
whon a jigger was gathored In, tho
following agreoinent was reached bo
twoon it and II. Ilobart, shmill, do
fondant: "It is hcroliy stlpuhilpd and agreed
by and between thu parties horeto, that
i tho property doscrlbed shall bo tinned
over to tho plalntlll: on condition that
tho plalntlll pay all costs lu this ac
tion and expenso inclined In defend
jint by unison of tliosol.uie and stor
i J if Mtter
In the dnys following the baby's birth
there Is often a long up-hill struggle to
recover strength, and the nurse busies
herself in the prep irntion of jellies and
broths for the Invnlid.
When Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion is used n9 a prcnarntivc for mother
hood the baby's advent is practically
p unless, there is abundant strength to
nurse ami nourish the child, and a rapid
recovery from the shock and strain in
separable from maternity.
"I wan pleised lint I)r I'lcrce nnwered my
letter." wrlti'i Mm C W Ymiiir, of at South
KcEcnt Slnet (I.ec l'ark) VV'llkeibirrc, peiini
"When 1 Ihii! tlnne nilthnpi I Ik-rhii to think
I would necr have chllilren. My hick lueil
to utmost hrenk flnd I would get nick nt my
Ktomnch nnd hv.e such hendiche I did not
know whnt to lo, thiyu'ed to net nic nonrly
crncy, and I used to drend to et up, I felt
IkiiI , then 1 began UVIntf l)r l'lcrcc'i I'nvnrlte
l'recrlptlon When liiliy m expectcil 1 took
It nit the lluie I wm tlmt wny I felt fine nil the
time nnd i ueer et thoe rry sitelU now I
lnrdlv cer have n ncr o hendncut nny more
I hnvt n iierfect romp or n liny tu l the liftlit
of imr hoine I mil now hvi utv e itn cil.l nnd
mv tiahy li utmoxt eiKu moiitliM otil I now Tit 1
mell, nnd clih 180 poiinda niul the lmliy ji'
pouuiU We leel very (mtefut for the good Miur
medicine clid for im. We are both healthy,
thank to Dr. ricrcc'H medicine "
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets keep the
ago of tho said property. Kxeopt that
all bottles, jugs, glasses -and Intoxi
cating liquor shall bo hold by defend
ant, sherill, subject jto tho ordor of
Fuller & Fullor woro given judg
ment for $1C against floury Gear,
commission claimed In a roal ostato
Tho caso of W. II. Layton against
G, A. Ward was dismissed, ilofcndaut
having paid tho money required Into
C. S. Hitter dismissed his suit to
secttro tltlo to land claimed and held
by J. W. Halo at his own costs.
In tho suit of Kdwurds and Mauley
against tho Iola Gas Company, to
havo a gas lease set aside on land
bought by them, tho court found for
ilofcndaut, and tuxed the costs to tho
plalntllls. Tho $100 lease nionoy
tendered by tho defendants was or
dered paid into court for the benellt of
James A. Aver.i was adjudged to bo
demented by a jury In tho probate
court Saturday. Mr. Avory Is tho
young man who appeared in print llrst
as having smashed hi a window of
Hos-d's jewelry Moio last week. Ho
Wits drunk at the tlmo, his llrst jambo
ree, and ho paid his lino next morning
and seemed perfectly irnlional. Up to
that timo ho hold a good position In
the (Jas City smelters but has not
worked any since and hit- ticili ns anil
speech liau) been so illlli-t cut fmm his
old manner that his iiVuds, Mr.
Knitbel, with whom he boarded, and a
Mr. McCarter, asked that ho bo tried
and given proper enu. Application
will be made tot- bis tccopliou in ono
ot the Sttito asylums whero it is ho
llo, ed a speed iecoor. will insult.
In their verdict tho jury stated that
the trouble was not hereditary but re
sulted from a disapolutmcut in !oo.
Avery Is 20 ears old.
In district court Saturday a dl
vorco suit was llledby AddloL. Frank
lin I ngniiistj Nathan Franklin. Sho
su,s that they wero married at Hum
boldt Nti ember 28, 187", and two
,oai's latur moved to Ottawa. They
havo ono daughter, eighteen jears
old. Her liiinband Is a jowolor by
trade but sho alleges Is too la sty and
shiftless to work at his trade, tlio re
sult being that sho has helped furnish
necossitlos for horsolf and daughter
and Is plenty tired of It. For all of
which sho wants to havo him turned
loose to shift for himself.
Till' llAlt llNUOltbllS II. M. MlH.Mt,
At a session of tho liar Association
hold' Jan. 12, tho following resolutions
were adopted complimentary to tio ro
uting district eloiic.
lli.sor.vr.i): Tlmt tho inembors of
tho Allen county bar, iccogullng tho
long, faithful, conscientious and
ellleiont dischurgo of tho dntlos of Dis
trict Clerk poilormed by Hour M.
Miller, tho torm ot whoso olllco will
soon opire, and desiring to show our
appreciation of his service hereby
tender him our thanks for his uniform
kindnoss, nromptuoss and courtesy at
all times shown us under most trying
clrctunstaucos, and cxpross our good
wishes for his future health, happi
ness and ptospoiity,
lii:stt,vi:i; That this resolution bo
spi cad upon tho records and that the
Incoming clerk of this cotnt furnish to
said Henry M. Miller a copy heieof.
lln.NitY A. KwiNii, Chaliman,
It. 11. Hi:nni:tt, Clerk pro tern
for Allen ( 'ounty Har Association.
Made Vomit,' Again
"Ono of Dr. King's Now LIfo Fills
each night for two weeks has put mo
in my 'teens' again," writes 1). II.
Turner of Dcmpso town, I'll, Tnoy'ro
tho bestln tho worldforLtver, Stomach
and Howols. Purely vegotablo. Nover
gripe, On!, 2.c at livttns Dro's Drug
Council Grunts Street Rtiil-
viy Ki'iuieliise to Mr.
Has Unlit One blue tin 1 When Thor
oughly Heady Will I'ut Tills
Line Right Through
"Punch, brother, punch with care.
l'unuhln the prexenoo of tho pnsscintnlrc,
A liluo trip slip for u threo cent fiire,
A pink trip slip lorn tho cent faro,"
Or words to that cITi t.
As noted in last week's ltixnsTi'U,
Mr. Frank Crouch, ofCttrrollton, Mo.,
who built, owns and operates success
full a street railway In that town, Is
in Iola propaiing to build an olectrlc
lino to connect this clt with Gas City,
I..anonvillo and Lallarpe Another
Important stop in tho matter was taken
Frldti whon tho clt council grant
ed him a l)!)-yotir franchise.
Mr, Crouch means businoss. That
Is tho Important Idea to fix llrnily lu
your think tank. Several Iola men
know him and his way and ho docs
what ho says and does It tit once. He
has looked over this proposition,
knows whatho wants and whatho don't
want and ho is anxious to complete
full arrangoments and then as he told
a HiwiSTiut roporter: "My son Charles
will come over and ho and 1 will not
let a moment go to waste until tho Jllno
Is comploto and tho cars running. I
have made up my mind and in that
process was the onlj delay which I
euro to contemplate. Hurling acci
dents, which I do not expect, tho cars
will bo running by July 1, liiOl."
Tho proposed lino will be a con
necting passenger and freight lino bo
tween Iola and tho factory towns east
of hero. Tho power will bo either
electricity or compressed air and
Mr. Crouch will make a proposition
to tho city to .secure his power from
tho city plant either for electricity or
for steam to compress tho ulr. Fail
ing this ho will put In a plant of his
own. If the city can so arrango It as
to sell tho electricity which It will not
uso lu tho day time, there will bo a
nice, regular monthly rounnto from
Thu provisions of tho ordlnanco
granting a franchlso aro as follows:
Tho franchise, Is for ninety-olght
years, for a street railway to entry
passengers and ftolght. Tho track
will bo single or double, and right to
erect power houses and stations Is
granted with right of way along till
streets and ttlloy.s, tho street and alley
coinmltteo and city ongineer to assist
and direct tlio work where asked. "T"
rails shall be Used which must not
protrude above tho street loud ovor I
ol an Inch permitting tennis to cross
at any point. Drainage on both slilos
shall bo freo. Cars shall be run on a
llxed schedulo to accommodate tho
public needs, and tiny failure to oper
ate for six months shall annul tho
franchise and givo thu oltj tho right to
tuar up the rails and ties. Tho cars
shall bo modern and ellleiont with
fenders attached. Faros within tho
city shall bo live cents, chlldien Irco
when accompanied bj patents; school
chlldi en permitted to ride for half fare
during school terms, No frolght shall
bo carried Irom point to point within
tho city limits nor in amount to iiicou
venlenco tho traveling public. The
freight rates shall bo reasonable.
Cars shall nover be allowed to intet
foro with tho lire company nor to run
across and cut hoso.
Tho city shall bo defended from tiny
stilts for diimagos arising from car
accidents, lloforo July 1, 11)01, $1000
of tho work must havo boon completed
or tho franchlso Is forfeited, and tho
lino must Ibo completed to Gas City
within 'six months theioaftor. A
icasonublo extension of tho timo will
bo allowed for bad weather or un
avoidable doltis llko Injunctions. A
written laccoptanco of tho franchise
must bo filed bo granteo with tho city
olork within 110 days. Whon the city
attains a population of l.r,000 or moio
the cost of all paving between tracks
and for a foot on oach side shall bo
paid by tho granteo and ho shall to
pair the same as needed.
At present Mr. Crouoh bollovos that
a circuit ovor tho city would not pay
and ho does not contemplate tho con
struction of ono. Tho lino will run
through tho city to LtiHarpo without
any branches. In tlmo It may reason
ably bo expected that a comploto sor
vlco will bo Installed throughout tho
city to meet tho needs of a groator and
richer and moro populous Iola.
Hut In tho nioantlmo don't fall
asleop In your doubts and got run
over on tho tracks. If you do you will
get no sympathy, tnoroly tho jeers of
tho crowd. Tho HixiiSTi:u has said It,
and ropoats it, that nover did so many
good things light on ono town as 11)01
will wiinoss in una.
bTIU'lTT i it P'VV. f.' .'ITS
Tho bare statcmont of Mr. Crouch's
plan to construct and put Into lm-
Ladles Scroll Pattern
cloth top laco shoos . .
g $1.19. Men's Best
10 4 Gray Ulankots,
heavy, reduced to
Hntnueled Steel Teakettle
Hnumclcd Stcol Colleo
boilers, reduced to
Steel Frying Pans,
Yard Wido Hleached
muslin, per yard
Tablo Oil Cloth
fiH-Inch Heavy Hleached
tablo linen per yard
Ladles' Fast Hlaek Full
seamless hose, per pair .
Gilt Braid and Guimpe,
per j aril, 1c up to. . . .
per yard .
mediate operation an electric street
railway between Iola and Lallarpe,
and Intermediate points, does not
nearly cover tlio full ramifications of
tho plans ho has in mind to mako the
lino a paying proposition and afavor
Ito with tho public.
It Is lu bis inlnil to make an ar
rangement whereby ho can sell elec
tricity from his lines to tho merchants
for incandescent lights and electric
fans, should the demand bo such as to
justify tlio additional expense. Hoth
of theso aro great luxuries, tho fans
particularly, and tho present city sys
tem will not permit cither to be used
as tho aro light current Is too powerful
to bo so used.
Then ho wants to mako somo ar
rangement whereby ho can induce tlio
pcoplo to lido for pleasure as well as
business. Vaguely lu his mind ho has
llgured that tho Fair Association
would bo willing to havo a line built
from town to tho fair grounds, whero
picnics would bo a pleasant and fre
quent summer diversion woro tlio mat
tor of transportation disposed of.
And while building towaid tho liver
ho would mako a branch come out on
tho i Ivor bank nbovu tho dam where It
would connect with sovcral small
launches and n ride of six or sovon
miles up tho Neosho rhor. It would
bo but a small dilllculty to secure a
tract ot land on tho rivorbank several
miles up and prepare a picnic ground
with a building which could serve as
a shelter from any chance storm and
also suppl a cooking room, and a
Mr. Crouch is not stiingthut tho
construction of tlieelectriclino carries
all of theso things with It, nor is con
tingent upon his i-ccuiing tho permis
sion to do thoso tilings, but ho Is re
volving thoso and other things In his
mind along with the railway plan.
Oil" For Hit) Oil Fields.
"Them that has gits." Tho allure
ments of tho new Texas oil Holds which
drow L. C. Deaity and G. A. Howlus
there early last week, has also
proven Irresistible to Luto and Del
Northrttp and Fred Hot-ton. A tele
gram from friends on tho ground In
formed them that thoio aro barrels of
money to bo made by somebody In the
now oil country and they all lolt
for thov scone. Horton, liko
Hoatty, hits had long experience In
tno oil business, and his knowledge
will bo ol assistance In sllng up tho
lit out and judging tho merits of lauds
and leasos still In tho market.
There will doubtless bo "barrels of
money" miido from barrels of oil, the
only trick bolng to get tho oil. Amer
icans aro tolorabl smart and thoso
Toxuns, ii'inembeiing Pennsylvania,
Ohio anil more iccont California
strlkos, will bo looking out for Num
ber 1. Lots of money will How luto
tho countf and nover return, but that
lucky mail who hangs his fortuno on
a gusher that will How 1,000 barrels
a day for a join or two, need do
nothing but spend his dividends.
A latter from Goorgo A. Howins to
his family Sunday gavo somo Intorost
Ing news about what ho and Mr Meat-
ty found on their anivial lu tho neigh
borhood of tho phenomenal oil well re
cently btruck there. Mr. Howlus stts
he hasn't bought anything yet as tho
oxcltcinent Is vory high and land own
ors all havo visions of wealth untold.
They want from f.")00 to $1000 an aero
for land anywhere within n day's jour
ney of tho big gushor and aro not
anxious to soil oven thon. Tho gusher
itself Is a wonderful sight and without
exaggeration Is a wonderful producer.
Ho and Mr. Hcatty aro nosing about,
Misses Vlcl Kid Kxten
slon solo laco shoe
Satin Calf Lace and Congress Shoes. $1.19.
Heavy Hed Comfoits, P ftA
reduced to PI.UU
Hnnmcleil Steel Dice qftp
boilers, reduced to. . vu
Knameled Stcol Teapots ir.
reduced to ltlu
liruss Pad locks with two 1 An
keys, each Wit
LL Unblouched Muslin, ni
per yard IMu
Nino Quarter Uleachcd l"7p
18-lneh Crash Toweling Alp
per yard ""u
Talcum Powder nrp
per box wu
Velveteen, All Colors
l)er art . . .
Ta II eta Silk, Ml Colors rftp
and Hluek, per vurd 3"'J
Line of Wool Dress Goods is
seeing the sights and having a good
time, particttlaii enjoying tho lino
Possibl when tlio Northrttps arrive
the gang will go cahoots and buy a
town lot in tho suburbs and drill a
well, but Mr. Howlus didn't say any
thing about it.
And the I'miSTi:it is laying wttgors
that few organizations enter tho llold
better criuippctl in knowlcdgo and
menus to mako tho best out of tho op
portunities than tho two which went
Two Drops of Iiincoln's lilouil.
Tho latest acquisition to tho Kansas
Sttito Historical Society Is an almost
priceless relic In the form of a por
tion of a Ford's theater program on
which are two drops of blood which
foil on it from President Lincoln as ho
was being carried wounded and bleed
ing from tho theater In which ho was
Tlio relic was given to tho historical
society by T. D. Hancroft, of Kansas
City, Kansas, Mr. Hancroft was In
tho theater on that mcmoralilo night
,'iti ctirs ago, April 11, lMlo, whon
President Lincoln was killed, and was
sitting in tho body of tho house when
tho ciitne was committed. As Presi
dent Lincoln was being carried out ho
saw somo blood fall from tho dying
man on a toin portion of a theater
program l.vlng in tho aisle and picked
It up and put it In his pockot.
In presenting the rollc to the society
Mr. Ilauerolt i elated the Incidents of
tho manner In which he camo into
possession of it. Ho ttl.io said: "Slnco
I got tho relic it bus novor been out of
my possession. I havo ulwus kopt
it in a dark place and in all that tlmo
it hnsprobably nover been In daylight
over two hours. It Is, you may notice,
very well preserved, and tho drop of
blood has not faded."
Mr. Hancroft has been Importuned
for tho past twenty yours by people all
ovor tho United Statos to givo up tho
relic and allow it to bo placed in a
museum, but ho refused to part with
No Lights February 1.
Tho droam of electric light by tho
llrst of noxt month will not como true.
Tho linos can bo completed In tlmo but
tho d.vnamo and englno will probably
not bo In running order. Thoso Im
portant parts of tho plunttiro expected
dally, having boon promised for tho
middle of tho week. Tho power houso
is roofed and practically finished and
tho pumps on hand havo been set up
Tho gas from tho clt well Is piped to
the river and tlio regulator Is being
put on at the river. Work was re
sumed today on tho sottllnglmsinsand
masons aro throwing tho walls rapidly
loircthor. Mr. McDonnell estimates
that about llvo-olghts of thoinulnshavo
been laid and tho work on thu othors
is rapidly advancing.
SAVK doctors' bills by giving Fo
I.llV'S IION'l'.Y AND 'f All to lllfllllts llllll
children in timo to prevent pneumonia
or croup, which aro fatal to so many
thousands of Haiiu'.s. Campboll &
Township llouils Refunded.
Another batch of Allen county bonds
has been rofttndod, moaning a saving
of Interest to tho tax payors of another
(.(immunity. This tlmo It was tho
Missouri Pacific bonds Issued by Iola
township to that road In tho sum of
;r.l,fi00. Through tho good olllcos of
Jntlgo Footo of Topekn, tho bonds
wero today rofunded and purchased by
tho stato school fund. Tho Interest
being roduccd thereby from 7 to 41
Hoys' Hox Calf Laco
Ladles Heiv.v Om-ltii i-ip
1'nlon Suits reiliu ed to . . "lu
Kntuneled Steel Drinking
Fnameled Steel Saucepan Cp
with ball or handle, each ..lu
Clothes, Shoeand Scrub lAp
brushes. 0113I1 l"w
Nino Quarter 1'nbleached ICp X
Sheeting, per ard -id"
51-Inch Hleached Tablo iJCn X
Linen, per yard "3-J X
Fxtra Largo White Hed nCn X
spread '3u X
Host pearl buttor. per do., OJc X
!!..., n. ,,.,.., 1.. . n:.. SLT
Colored Velvet millions 3Cp
piece of ten .vurds. Me to. "'"J
Hlaek Satin Hi ;ide JJTp
dress goods, per am Ovii
On the Road.
A Prosperous and (trowing lliislness
Fuller the (Jiiiditnce of an
Klliiioiit and Thorough
At the corner of Jollerson and
Douglas streets tho sign "Ou
Grocer " greets tho c.vo of the passer
by. Tho wording or tlio sign Is both
suggestive and unique. Tlio writer,
niton seeing tho sign for tho llrst timo,
asked of a quartette or boys the mean
ing of tho words. Ono bright faced
little follow answered very promptly:
"Why, it's Our Grocery because we
all trado there, and wo get what we
want and don't havo to pay much for
It, either." Another lad said: "That's
what my ma says, and she won't buy
anything any placo else." Wo '.were
impressed with tho thought that Our
Grocery was a family allalr; at least
so fur as suppl ing the families with
their eatables was concerned.
Upon entering this plueo of business
wo woro sbrprlsed at tho array of
goods to bo seen. F.verj thing in tho
wtt of staple and fancy groceries,
canned and bottled goods, Hour and
feed aro handled. A well equipped
moat market IB operated, whero tho
host quality of all kinds of meats aro
Tho owners of tills business aro Mr.
II. Newton and Mr. K. V. and S.
Luii on, who became the proprietors
about six months ago. Mr. Newton
manages the business, and since
passing into his hands tho trade of
tho houso has increased very rapidly.
Ho is a vory popular man with his
patrons, and seems to possess tho
happy faculty of being able to ploaso
everybody. Mr, Now too is justly re-
garded as a vor prollelont and pro
gressive business man.
Ho Is a hustler from away back, and
novor permits a competitor to outstrip
him in Inducements ottered to tho
trade. Ho has inado many warm
friends since locating In Iola, and is
hold In tho highest esteem by all who
know him. Tho HmisTi'it ttikos
plotisuro In presenting him to tlio peo
ple as a man In every way worthy of
Sho Hud Troubles Herself,
Populist legislator's experience as
told to tho Chtinute Sun:
"A year ago I paid my llrst visit to
tho old homo back oast slnco I camo
to Kansas" said tho ox-member of tho
legislature, lu his deliberate way.
"Tlio Hrst follow 1 mot that I
know was tin, old withered up, crusty
farmer whoso humor was ubout as
dry as his bones. Aftor a little talk I
Inquired about my slstor who was liv
ing lu tho neighborhood.
"Slio's llrst rate, said lie. Hut say,
did you know you como mighty noar
breaking up tho match with her and
her present 11118)1111111?"
"1 break it up? I novor saw the
man, nor interfered In tho sllghtosl.
What do you nionnV
"Well sho tells It horsolf liko this:
Just after thoygot engaged sho noticed
that ho was kindor troubled liko, so
ono ovonin' sho ast him what was
alibi' of him. Mary so, he, Pvo got
something to toll Jyou. f hntos to do
It, but wo'ro goln' to bo married and
shouldn't havo no slob secrets apart."
"Toll 1110 John; you know I lovo you
and kin stand it. Well Mary I'vo
got a brother In tho ponlteniary,
'Pshaw, John! Is that ally Why I'vo
got a brother lu tho Kansas legisla
ture and olocted on tho Populist ticket "
"And do you know that ciuno vorv
noar throwin' Jack clear ol! tho track?
suld tho old rascal with 11 grin."