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KINSLEY, EDWARDS COUNTY, KANSAS. FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1890.
VOL. 13 NO, 31.
EDWARDS COUNTY BANK,
PAID UP CAPITAL, - - - $100,000.
EARL W. SPENCER H. P. SPENCER, L. G. BOIES. FRED I. BOIES.
li. F. TATUM.
C. A. READ
L. G. BOIES.
EARL W. SPENCER.
CHA9. RK1T1.KK. Kinsley. Kss.
J. P. WEEKS. Kinsley. Km.
L-O. BOIES, Kinsley, Kansas.
JOHN J. A1KKN. ChlcsiJO. 111.
KAUL W, SPKJiCEK. M. F.SFBMCEK
EITAJIjIBHID OOT. 1st. 1886.
M. I 8KAMAK3, C.
WILL L. BBAMANS,
M. L. Seaman.. Traer, Iowa:
A. H. Ott. Newtov .Kansas;
Ed. Wlebenaon. Cleveland. Oblo:
i. L. Fainter, Kinsley. Kansas;
Nellie Porte. St. Louis Mo;
W. w. Wright Jr., Washington.
B. D. Bosnians, Traer, Iowa;
M. L. 8SAMANS.
FIRST NATlQRALz BANK
of Kinsley, Kansas.
Paid up Capital, - -
R. E. EDWARDS, E.A. NOBLTt, F. B. HINE, A-M. MERRYMAN,
President, Vice President. Cashier. Asst. Cashier.
II. O. HEAL. B. F. TATUM. F. B. 111NE, E.A.NOBLE. A. M. MERRYMAN, J. F. MARSH
Win. FLAG N. ROBERTS, L. W.IIIGG1NS, W. D. ERWIN, R. E. EDWARDS
First National Bauk, New York.
Look: ottt i
For your own interests and buy your lum
For it is an undisputed
very large assortment and do not
To be undersold by anybody
ties for doing
Are such that no firm
you better inducements than your
Detail dealers in
All kinds of hard and soft pine
Sash. Doors, Blinds, Lath, Hair, Cement
Yard and office sonth of Railway, Corner
7th Street and Marsh Ave.
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3- IIT- TTU1 cSs CO.
PURE DRUGS --AND MEDICINES,
CKIMICALS. PEnFU?.!RY,' TCILET tu FANCY ARTICLES ETC
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded.
JNoitU side or tltls. street, Itlussley, UanwaH.
INCORPORATED SEPTEMBER 8th,
Vice President Cashier. Ass't Casnier.
J. P. WEEKS.
II. F. SPENCER.
n. F TATUM. Kinsley. Kas.
A. It. BOWMAN, Kinsley, Kas
KUANCIS LAKNEU, Chicago. III.
C. W . LAWKENCE, Klchey, Mo.
E. HOW A UD Uoaton.Masa.
- - 50,000.00.
H. 8E A MAN'S, W. J.
C. H. Beamans, Kinsley. Kansas;
Catharine H. Sramans, Traer. Iowa;
' J. K. Crane, 8iliain:tiprings, Ark.
A. U. Malin, Kinsley, Kansas:
Steven Wright, Washington D. C;
M.: Hchnatujrly. Kinsley, Kans;
Emily S. Hort. Washing-ton. D. U.
WILL L. SXAMANS,
fact that we have a
in the West can offer
JOHN J. AIKEN.
WW. W. TUTTLR, Rprlnrfl-ld Mo. -HDNHYTUTTLE,
AHTHUH GOKHAM. Kiaaey.Kas, .
J. A. HOB US, Boston. Mass.
C. A. HEAD. Kinsley. Kas.
INOOHPOBATED HAXCB 14th, 1887
W. J. Miller, Sibley. Iowa;
Will L. Seainans. Kinsley. Kan;
L. Barber, Jr.. Kinsley.
8. 8. Porter, 8U Louis Mo;
Harvey Johnson, Kinsley, Kan;
Annie 8. Ebright,. Kinsley, Kan.
C. H. SEAMANS,
Nationiil Bank, Kansas City.
ft C. BINGHAM
Collection Hoase Land. Insuranno Art. A !
tends to Land contests, Pension matte, s. and
the payment of 'axes for non-residents, and
makes homestead, "re-em ptlon and Umber
culture entries acd fliml nronfs.
Office on Sixth street next door to Alamo
Pliysician and Surgeon,
KINSLEY, : : KANSAS.
Office two doors east of Mercury building
ATTORNEY AT LAW
and adjoining counties. Also do Land, Pen
.. ""tou uuBuiees. umce over xa-
Att'y at Law,
. Second Hand Store.
All kinds of second hand mods hrnirht an1
sold. Sewing machines repaired.
DR. B. R. HOSHER,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON,
KINSLEY, : KANSAS.
Offloo second door weat of Alamo House.
OfBoe one door east of Post Offloe. Residence
on cast nagnt Street.
DOHT YOO KNOW!
"mvw. uibj miu ail ainas or
Harness at price you can't resist. Call at
give him a trial order.
North Side of Railroad Track,
THE KINSLEY GRAPHIC.
$1.50 per year in advance
Office Marsh Ave., sonth Edwards Co. Bank,
Entered at the post office at Kinsley
second-class mall matter.
HEKKT R. ORIOOS, ED. W. CRKTISTOK.
OBIOOB tt CRXVISTOV,
FRIDAY, HAT, 23, IH93.
AHOTHEB INFANT ISDTJ3THY.
King- out wild bells and tame onea. tool
Bins; In the milk and water!
For that's the proper thing to do;
The nation has a daughter.
A little Infant Industry
That shall not be neglected.
It is a helpless thing and we
Must see that It's protected.
The little Infant's name is Tin,
It Is a precious honey. - - -
They say it will be frail and thin
Unless we give it money.
The nation hasn't seeu it yet;
The nurse. High Tax, has told it.
That when she can Its dresses get
The people shall behold It.
And so the poor throughout the land
Its tender love may share if
They Join together naad and band
And bring it up on Tariff.
The news will fill with gentle cheer
The mortgage ridden farmer.
For now another chance Is here
To rear an infant charmer.
And while he fights the cookie bu rr.
And strives to pay his taxes.
The eastern manufa cturer
In wealth and plenty waxes.
How long. O Lord 1 bow long until
Protection's fraud we'll throttle?
Shall we be ever taxed to fill
Trusts' infant's tariff bottle?
What is Butter worth?
The McKiiiley tariff bill passed the
House by a strict party vote Wednes
day and is now ready for the Senate.
Ilox. Jonx G. Carlisle, of Ken
tucky, was nomiaated for U. S. Sena
tor to succeed the late James B. Beck.
Thk Fourth Annual session of the
Winfield Chautauqua Assembly will be
held at Winfield from the 24th of
June to the 4 th of July.
If the Republicans would remove
the tax from whisky, Vice-Presidents
Morton's sales would be greatly in
creased, but President Harrison would
be greatly puzzled to know what could
be done with so many officeholders
thrown out of a job.
Tns Turon Headlight now comes to
us under new management. Mr. E. F.
Koontz having leased the entire outfit
will retire from the newspaper business
and engage in the practice of law. We
wish the Headlight, under its new man
agement, and Mr. Koontz the best of
Geouoe Francis Train was started
March 16th, 1890, on a trip around the
world, accompanied by S. W. Wall,
editor of the Tocoma Ledger, by the
city of Tocoma, Washington. He is
expected home to-morrow, making sixty-five
day out, beating all previous
The opinion of the supreme court.
rendered Monday without dissent, that
dressed beef has the same rights as the
local butcher, will be accepted every
where but in this state, some of whose
citizens have recently expressed the
belief that a supreme court decision
isn't very good law anyway.
The legal papers necessary to the
transfer of the St. Louis & San Fran
cisco to the Santa Ee have not as yet
been signed, but the probabilities are
that they will be signed to-day. This
deal adds 1,400 miles of road to the
Atchinson system, besides giving it
absolute control of the Atlantic & Pa
It appears that Mr. McKinley was
mistaken as to the reason that promp
ted fifteen hundred thousand farmers
to stand at the door of Congress.
They were not there to ask for relief,
which they knew would be refused,
but only to admire the nerve of Mr.
McKinley in relieving the men that
had furnished the "fat" in 1888.
The older our protected industries
get the more infantile they become, or
senile, as you like it. The protective
tariff bill drafted by Alexander Hamil
ton, more than a century ago, when
our manufacturers were sure enough
infants, provided for an 8 per cent pro
tection; the present law is a 47 per
cent protection, and the McKinley bill
will afford it 50 per cent., or more,
protection on the general average.
Somebody does pay, and must continue
to pay, all the protection, and that
somebody is the consumer of tariff
The Republican party, which is the
friend, and patron of American labor,
resolved yesterday to stand by the Mc
Kinley bill proviso that Mexican ores
containing lead must be subjected to a
duty of one and one-half cents a pound
when imported by this country. Pract
ically this means that none will be im
ported. If the Mexican government
will now raise its import duties on Kan
sas cerals anothar notch or two we shall
witness a most happy illustration of
how the theory of protection operates
to promote the interests of the farmer;
and if the great Argentine smelter
banks its fires, we may also perceive
in what way this admirable principle
will protect the 500 American laborers
whose bread and butter the McKinley
bill proposes to take from their mouths.
As the Bulletin reporter was ont
looking for an item one of the windy
day last week, a sweet and neat young
lady opened her purse when a gust of
wind blew out the following newspaper
verse which fluttered in the air and fell
at the reporter's feet:
The devil send the wicked wind
That blows our skirts knee high !
But God is good and he sends the dust
That blows in the bad man's eye.
WewiU not tell the name of the
young lady but she can have her proper
ty by calling at this office. Florence
HERE and THESE.
'Will you break an original package
wilii me:- is me latest.
"The first and highest duty of Ameri
can citizenship is to everlastingly
smash the political machine, the throne
oi rung Caucus."
The Farmers' Alliance of Kiowa coun
ty intend to place a full Alliance ticket
in the field this fall, and the prospects
are gooa ior its election.
And so Turner is not a returner
Hutchinson News. No. The people
of the Sixth district consider Turnet
'bout lair play. Emporia Republican
Kansas farmers are paying off more
mortgages this spring than ever before
known in the state, and not by fore
closure process either. be it known
The fourth annual session of the
Winfield Chautauqua Assembly will be
held at Winfield from June 24th to
July 4 th. Many noted and eminent
speakers will be present.
In proof of the statement that Kan
sas is looking up all arouud may be
cited the fact that the bank deposits
of. the state have increased over $2,
500,000 within a year. Ford Gazette
Some of our exchanges are now tell
ing their readers that Congressman
Turner, of the Sixth district, did not
want the nomination and that he was
heard to say, before he left Washing
ton for Colby, Kansas, that he would
decline to be a candidate.
The McKinley bill puts up the tax
on chimneys tor students' lamps from
45 to 450 per cent. This is not right.
bnt it is cute. The Republican party
does well to discourage study. He
who studies finds ont what a fraud
protection is. "The colleges," moan
the protectionists, "are engaged in
manufacturing free trade."
- Probably the thrifty farmer gets
tired of seeing Reus in the paper re
garding the better taking care of farm
machinery, but really it would be as
sensible to throw a few bushels of corn
or oats into the mud every month, or
to occasionally go out and shoot a pig,
just to save the trouble of feeding it,
as it is to use costly machinery the
way many Kansas farmers do.
An organized movement has been
started in this city to secure the
Republican Congressional Convention.
The prospects are very flattering for
securing this gathering in this city,
and as most of the enterprising men
in this city are at the head of the
movement, there is little doubt but
that it will be held here. Probably
one thousand people will attend.
Dodge City Democrat.
Atchinson? it is no exaggeration to
say, all things considered, is in better
shape than any other city in Jiansas.
Atchison Champion. So is Topeka.
Topeka Capital. So is Kansas City,
Kansas. Kansas City Gazette. So is
Greensburg. Kiowa County Signal.
Come offl You make us tired. If
vou would send a reporter to Kinsley
you would find a city in better shape
than any of your "jim crow" towns.
The Farm, Stock and Home sajs:
Mr. McKinley's idea of tariff reform
is to reduce the revenues by imposing
prohibitive duties on a long list of arti
cles which are now freely imported.
This would, of course, tickle manufac
turers most to death, but bow about
the rest of us? But fortunately Mr.
McKinley is not Congress." But un
fortunately Mr. McKinley is backed
by a party majority in Congress that
has so far shown absolute suomission
to the rule of King Caucus, and the
dictates of party leaders of which Mr.
McKinley is one.
The locoal newspaper should be read
in every home. No children will grow
up ignorant who can be taught to ap
preciate the heme paper. It is the
stepping stone of intelligence in all
those matters not to be learned in
books. Give your children a foreign
paper which contains not one word
about any person, place or thing which
they ever saw or perhaps heard of, and
how can you expect them to be inter
ested? But let them have the home
paper and read of persons whom they
meet, and of places which they are
familiar, and an interest is awakened
which increases with every weekly
arrival of the local paper. Thus a
habit of reading is formed and those
children will read the paper all their
lives and become intelligent men and
Coldwater, like the lively, hustling
town that she is, cannot let a week
pass without some sensational happen
ing. The sensation this week was a
circus given by a couple of Coldwater
females on the corner of Main street
and New York avenue last Wednes
day evening about 7:30 o'clock. Re
serve seats were in great demand and
tickets at a premium; even standing
room was denied many citizens. The
principal actresses played their parts
well at times growing quite tiagical
and again verging into comedy. The
scene ended and the curtain dropped
upon a terrific bairpulling, a straight
one from the shoulder, a squeal from
one of the females and parties inter
fering. OhI Coldwater's alively town,
a regular bummer, and if her people
are not entertained in one way they
are in another. Coldwater Review.
The political shysters in Congress
from some of our agricultural districts
are just now exerting themselves in
wasting their sympathies on the farmer
on account of his pitiable condition,
and some of onr agricultural papers
that ought to see farther into a mill
stone than they do, are lauding them
to the skies therefor, forgetting that
these taffy dispensers are merely set
ting their sails to catch the political
breezes that will blow in the near by
and by. The most of these old wind
bags are men who have been in Con
gress for many years and have done
nothing for the farmer, and by their
inactivity are indirectly responsible for
the class legislation that bears most
heavily upon him. The best thing the
farmers of the country can do is to re
tire these old time political reprobates,
who have been in Congress for these
many years and done nothing, except
get re-elected, and infuse a little new
blood into the comfortable berths thus
made vacant. Pay no attention to
their protestations of sympathy for the I
farmer, made in reality simply to catch
his vote. -By . their fruits ye shall
know them." Grange News.
The sensation of the week in Con
gress was the tariff speech of Hon.
Benj Butterworth, Republican mem
ber from Cincinnati, Ohio. He said a
great deal, and evidently meant more
than he said. He has kicked out of
the Republican traces on the tariff
issue and will not be whipped back.
It requires courage for a man to step
outside of the party lines for the pur
pose of Btating wholesome truths, but
Mr. Butterworth was equal to the
occasion, and, while he has no doubt
invited the displeasure of the blind
party press, the people who have be
come tired of the swish of the party
lash will applaud his utterances. Mr.
Butterworth said, "the price of an
article was not reduced on account
of competition alone. It was reduced
on account of the improved methods
of manufacture. The committee had
tried hard to do the best it could in
framing the bill, but it was not always
safe to rely altogether upon the testi
mony of the beneficiaries under a law
(Applause on Democratic side). lie
had indicated his belief respecting the
proper function of a tariff act, and
would sooner resign lus seat than de
part one hair's breadth from that be
lief. Of course he respected the wis
dom of the committee, but why was
Paul favored and Peter turned down?
Why increase the profits of certain
classes? He could name capitalists
whose profits had exceeded those of all
the agriculturists in any state of the
Union. (Applause on Democratic side.)
If, when we had protected equally and
lifted up all our industries, and the
time should then come when we could
not hold our own being the most in
telligent, the freest and ablest people
on earth then we had better retire
from the field. (Democratic Applause.)
Mr. Butterworth then proceeded to
expound bis views, touching recipro
city with Canada. He said that we
were endeavoring to cultivate relations
with 50,000,000 people to the south
ward, and yet were afraid of Canada.
Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant
were not suspected of lack of patriot
ism, yet they favored reciprocity
There were some things in the bill ho
did not like. He had known of an in
dustry that had been able to make
$60,000,000 dividends on a capital of
Protection! Why, the country in
such cases better afford to keep these
men in the Fifth Avenue hotel, pay
their board and expenses, and set them
up in-the banking business. He fa
vored proper protection, but these men
held the world in their grip. When
he said that he did not favor that
kind of protection, he was told: "You
are not Bound on the tariff." The
time is come whet) some little concern
should be shown to American homes
and American firesides. A great body
of employes as this country was for
eign. In some factories in the east
they were known on the rosters by
numbers because of unfamiliarity with
their names. He did not believe it
was wise or prudent to make such a
sweeping reduction in sugar to be sup
plemented by a bounty. What he
wanted to avoid were such features as
he had pointed out in this bill there
was such a thing as paying too much
for an industry. Such was the case
with tin-plate. The duty would be a
tax on every farmer's patch and on
every can of goods. That tax would
amount to 950,000,000 before the
manufacturers of tin-plate could de
clare a dividend. He was anxious that
his party should not take a false step.
THAT WOULD BE MURDER.
Somo time ago the Mercury gave the
following advice to the farmers:
In our opinion the kind of a stay law that
Is needed most by our farmers is to stay at
home on the farm a good deal more and in
town a good deal less. You caunot be a
country farmer and a city dude and make a
success at both."
The Topeka Republican has this to
say about it: "A Kansas editor tells
farmers that the way to break up the
hard times is for them to stay on the
farm more and ' in town less. The
farmers who live near that editor will
never have gone to town enough until
they have gone in and broken his
The corn is springing fresh and green.
Miss Ida Poling is expected home
from Springfield, Ohio.
The Irish potato seems to give fair
promise of a rich harvest.
Several converts are to be baptized
in the "Snake" in the near future.
Mr. Towning and his sou, Wilks,
are visiting at Mr. Pol i rig's. They are
from Springfield, Ohio.
If the Kinsley fair grounds had
shade trees growing in it it would be
a splendid place for picnics.
The gentle watermelon vine is be
ginning to peep at the sun. Let 'er
peep, the watermelon, when ripe fills
a long felt want.
Our farmers seem to feel that we
need more timber in our business, judg
ing from the amount that has been
planted this spring.
The report that I am a candidate
for squire is premature. I have not
been nominated; I am no office seeker.
The office must seek me and my con
stituents elect me if they want me for
How would it do for the residents of
this county who came fiom Ohio to
have a picnic in some centra! grove in
the county. The "ancient order of
buckeyes" could easily be organized
and much enjoyment derived there
from. Persons desiring a copy of "Iron
clad's" recent speech at Fellsburgh
must apply to our county secretary.
Poor George! his article iu the Mer
cury has stirred up a hornet's nest,
judging from the criticisms. Try
again George dear, but draw it mild.
T. B. Manning has been appointed
to organzie Ford and Gray coun
ties into the Farmers' Alliance nnd
Industrial Union, also the unorganized
parts, or localities, of Edwards coun
ty. IIis address is Kinsley, Kansas.
Persons having more goats than they
need in their business cm find ready
sale for them. "Bi'Iies" preferred.
I wish John Ingalli would introduce
a bill to have the Rattlesnake stocked
with a better class of fish than the cat
fish. Here is a glorious opportunity
for John to do something for us farm
ers, particularly the boys who are fond
of fishing. We need some legislation
before the next election or some one's
goose that lays the golden egg will be
cooked. Our agricultural optics are
gazing at you John Ingall my Joe John.
Spring Meeting of Farmers Clnb.
The spring meeting of the Wayne
Township Farmers' Club will be held
at the residence of Andrew Hardy on
Saturday, May 81st, 1800. All mem
bers and friends are earnestly requested
to be present as business of importance
wUl come up for discussion, also elec
tion of officers for the ensuing year.
Table Committee are as follows: E.
E. Hardy and wife, G. D. Misner and
wife, Wm. McCune and wife, R. A.
Woolfe, li. B. Baum and wife and J.
Malin and wife. Viewing Committee;
J. M. Lewis, Jr., and R. A. Woolfe.
Remember the time and place and
B. B. Baum, President
Wm. King went to the county seat
Some of our neighbors have been
tussling with the la grippe ever since
last winter, and there seems to be no
let up to it.
Quite a number of Brown townshiu
farmers were attending court, or rather
serving as jurors, at Kinsley last week.
Miss Delia Crawford, has, by patience
and perseverence, just completed a
block quilt which contains 5,483 blocks
and over 200,000 stiches. She has
worked for over two years at it, when
not otherwise employed.
The Brown Township Farmers' Alli
ance, No. 1.270, gave an Alliance sup
per at the Christian church last Friday
evening, which was well attended.
When the Alliance attempts anything
it is bound to be a success.
Resolved: "That the Tariff is a
BeneQt to the American People," was
the question debated at the Bachelor
Club Saturday evening. Both sides of
the case were well represented, the
affirmative, however, came out victori
ous. It was moved that the house
vote on the merits of the debate, the
result being unanimously in favor of
the negative. They then voted on the
merits of the question, the house being
equally divided. It can be readily
observed that the judges were, to somo
Everything pleasant in the Burgh
No weddings or deaths in the Burgh
Some of the fanners had to re-plant
some of their corn.
J. G. Rocnbaugh made a business
trip to Lamed this week.
Look out for the Illinois picnic June
4 th. All of the Illinois people and
everybody else should turn out. .
There is a Sunday school organized
at the Union school house which meets
every Sunday at 10 o'clock A. M".
J. R. Dodds, editor of the daily and
weekly Arbor State, of Wymore, Neb.,
says: "I have seen the magic effect of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in cases
of croup and colds among my grand
children. We would not think of going
to bed at night without a bottle of this
remedy in the' house. Chamberlain's
medicines are growing more popular
here every day." For sale by B. F.
Tat u in.
The city council met in regular ses
sion at the city hall on Marsh avenue
Monday evening, May 20th, with full
attendance. Minutes of last meeting
read and approved. The committees
reported as follows:
Finance Say they have examined
treasurer's report of April 21st, com
pared same with treasurer's books and j
lumiu c ci jr tiling vuncufa auu suuaiai;-
tory. The following bills were pre
sented, allowed and ordered paid:
Frank Coffman t 1 00
U. S. Wind. Engine ft Pump Co- 63 Ml
Freight on Same a ii
Motion prevails that city furnish man
to dig and level dirt on street crossings
under supervision of marshal!. Said
dirt to come from excavation made in
rear of M. Schnatterly's store.
Marshall instructed to rent to Tren
ton township the city's road grader at
$1 ier day
Health Committee reports that good
health prevails in the city. Motion
prevailed that in order to keep the city
healthy marshall be instructed to order
the streets, alleys and yards to bo
Motion moved and carried that all
members of the fire department be ex
empt from road tax and marshall in
structed to issue receipts to them for
The mayor presented the name of
Harvey Johnson for city treasurer for
unexpired term, which was confirmed
by the council.
Council adjourned in due form.
L. C. Geek, Clerk.
Low-Driopd excursions to California
were first rstablished by ths Santa Fe
Route. These excursions uave been
successfully run over this line for
years, but have been managed uy wwi
known outside excursion agencies.
Since January, 188'J, the Santa I e Com
pany have 'jeen running special Cali
fornia excursions parties, conducted by
its own employes, engaged especially
for this work. They will continue
this arrangement the excursions leav
ing Kansas City every Friday evening.
The ticket rates ar ine regular second
class rates. Pullman louriat Sleeping
Cars, with all the aco-ssorles, are f urn
Uhed at the rate of $3.00 per double
berth. Kansas City to California points.
These excursions are personally con
ducted, and every comfort and conven
ience of travel are guaranteed v mem
bers of these parties, iliose wlf con
template a trip to the Pacllnj Coast,
and wish to save expense, shouhl in
form tliemselve regarding tiestf excur
sions. For fotlercoiitamiiiif full pattic-
iUrs, dates, rat-. e-r, ad lres-.
tlEO. T. Xl i:'l, i. 1'. X. T A
a. r. Si s. k. i;.
KlHSLET w.c. T. U.
Meetings he Id Tuevdny afternoon at thred
o'clock at the residence of Mrs A. AdKms.
First Tuesday ...;....;..;.. :.Btb!o Heading
Second Tuesnay.; .ilusioess Meeting
Third Tuesday Mother's Meeting
Fourth Tuesday Responsive Headlim
Filth Tuesday Literary
Prof. Greer, of the North Side High
School, Minneapolis, states that from
i50 to 200 out of 800 boys in his school
The Cherokee mat Jens of Tahlcquah,
Indian Territory, are reported as tak
ing an active and successful interest
ia the temperance Demorest medal
While doing nothing to civilize tlia
people in her colonial territory, Portu
gal has encouraged and profited by
both the slave trade and the liquor1
The keeper of the morgue in New
xoik City states that four-fifths of tba
live thousand bodies that reach that
place of the dead every year are sent
there by drunkenness.
It is announced that Bismarck re
tires from public life with a fortune
which yields him an income of about
$100,000 a year, and that among the
sources of this annual Revenue are
several distilleries and one large Ger
man brewery. He could add now most
creditably to his world-wide renown
by also resigning from the liquor busi
ness as well as the Chancellorship of
Mr. Moody, in one of hta recent ad
dresses in this city, delivered in Asso
ciation Hall to a very large audience
of men only, emphasized to the young
men that "it is an unchangeable law
of Heaven that a man shall reap what
ever he sows," adding that: "If a mail
sells whiskey there will be a drunkard
in his family. I challenge any man
here to produce a liquor-seller who has
not a drunkard iu his family." And
the liquor-seller's sowing is very bad,
both for his own and other people's
families. The harvest is inevitably
degradation and sorrow.
Hon. Samuel J. Randall, for many
years a member of Congress from
Pennsylvania, and an ex-Speaker of
the House of Representatives, who
died in Washington the 13th inst.,
though an influential and leading Dem
ocrat, quietly sympathized with the
temperance reform, and while Speaker
of the House and a member of the
Committee on Rules, served it a good
turn by voting in the committee to
create a select committee on the Alco
holic Liquor Traffic, the first in the
history of our National Congress, and
by subsequently appointing a com
mittee, the majority of whom were
friendly to the proposed National Com
mission of Inquiry. This House select
committee on the Alcoholic Traffic,
though opposed by the liquor men, has
been perpetuated in each succeeding
Congress, including to Fifty-fir.it.
Writing in the Arena, of Boston,
Henry George says, truly enoi'gh, that
"the rum-power is a colossal villainy,
and a fearfully dangerous factor in
the politics of the country. It controls
the two great parties, runs their pri
maries, largely constitutes their con
ventions, and furnishes large sums of
money for its enormous business and
great profits as a corruption fund."
He is also correct in saying that the
license system is what gives the traflio
its power in politic?. But we cannot
agree with his statement that "there
is only one way of eliminating it from
pjlitics,, and that is by doing away
with all restrictions from the Federal
tax to the municipal license and per
mitting free trade in rum." Theie is
anothvr way, and the only effectual
way, and that is to prohibit the traflio
altogether. We are opposed to license
because the traffic is a crime which it
is a crime to license; and because li
cense entrenches and perpetuates the
traffic, and is the chief barrier to pro
hibition, Nor do tve agree with Mr.
George's opinion that the removal of
all restrictions would result in tho
destruction of the business by making
liquor so cheap that there would tie no
profit in it. Liquor dealers are friendly
to the license system, not merely be
cause it increases their profits, but be
cause they know that it Is the only
thing that reconciles the majority of
voters to the existence of the traffic.
English Spavin Liniment remove
bard, soft, or calloused lumps anil
all blemishes from horses, bloou sp tviu
curbs, splints, Sweeney. rlng-bon
stifles, sprains, all swollen throats,
coughs &c. Save $30 by use of ouo
bottle. Warranted. Sold by li. F.'fa
tum & Co., Druggists.
E. V. Potter, the postmaster at Elm
Creek, Nebraska, says he has personal
knowledge of several cases of rheuma
tism, in that vie nity, that have been
prematurely cured by Chamberlain'
Pain Balm, alter other remedies were
used without benefit. He sold it at hi
drug tore there for five years and saya
he never knew it to fail, thit "any
customer who once uses Chamberlain'
Pain Balm will have nothing else in
stead." For sale by U. F. Tatuin.
For your line Stationery. Cigars, To
bacco and confectionery, go to th
Post Office J.ook Store and Newsdepo t
The young trotting stallion, J cioure
K., will make ttic season of lt-!0 from
April 1st until July Istut It. It. Mosh
er's farm, one half mile Southeast of
Kinsley. Jerome K., sired l.y Kirilock
son of Cuyler and Lady Geraldiuc;
Cuyler by Kysdyk's Hajubletonj.ui (10);
dam of Jerome K., Lady liixruark, by
Bismnrk, by Stevens Bald C'hir T, by
Bay Chief, by Manibrinn Chief (11);
Bismark's dam, Nellie, Xry Str::dep
Cassius M. Clay (22) by Cafiu!i M.
Clay (18); sire of (isn. M. l'aUhen,
Cassius M. Clay (in) by Henry Clay
(8), son of Andrew .Ja kno.
Jerome K., is a d.trk bay of fine alj To
weighing about 1,HW pounds; will It
five years old tho 17th of .J'ino. 1R00;
was the winner of the t - e;r-olt
stake raee at Manrinltvn, Kansas, i:
1887. He is not only a well 'ore,! ro!t,
bnt show rnvirkiiht cie'l.
For tnmt a;il further pm1 ieular.
'.'apply to riiA-i. mosui:i:.