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The great National Convention meets in Chicago next week t nominate its
President and Vice-President. It meets on Tuesday and that day will be the
nomination of the Temporary Chairman, U. i5. Senator Burrows, who will de
liver the address, which will be the key-note of the next National campaign,
the issues on which will be fought out by the party and its nominees.
SENATOR J. C. BURROWS,
Temporary Chairman Republican National Convention.
He is noted as one of the finest speakers in the Senate and will set the dele
gates afire several times with his eloquence. The states will be called who
will name their committee-men for credentials, order of business, permanent
organization and resolutions. Then the convention will adjourn until Wednes
day morning when the committees will report. After dinner the nomination
speeches will be made and Secretary-of-War William H. Taf t will be nominated
by a nearly unanamous vote.
CHARLES WARREN FAIRBANKS.
Thursday will come the naming of candidates for Vice-President and who it
will be is still very uncertain, some favoring the re-nomination of Fairbanks,
others Senator Dolliver of Iowa, while a dozen others are talked of and a dark
horse may win. Several will go from our city. C. W. Miller has received
the appointment and credentials as Sergeant-at-Arms of the Convention and
will have charge of seating and looking after the interests of the Kansas dele
gates. This will be fourteen Republican Conventions so far held of which
Chicago has had seven, starting with Lincoln in 1860.
The plank sides of the Yost new ele
vator goes up rapidly. It will be ready
for use by harvest.
Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Almond return
ed Monday morning from a few days
visit at Burlington, Kansas.
There was so much work this year at
equalizing the assesment of taxes
that the commissoners met again this
week to finish op their work.
Dave Taylor was up from
City the first of the week.
Heavy rains and floods in eastern
Kansas 'delayed the trains on our road
The harvest hands are drifting in by
the freight trains, some go out to work
with the farmers but most of them loaf
around town. Wheat cutting will not
commence before July 1.
By M. H. Justice.
From deep inderground came a
hollow reverberation, which told that
another blast in the mine had been
set off. The engineer in the little
shafthouse above raised his head
and listened. It was not the usual
hour for blasting, it being now a little
after four, and not quite an hour till
the day shift should come off duty.
Almost at the moment there was a
signal given, frantic but weak, and
the man sprang forward to the hoist
ing engine. Gripping the lever firmly
he looked out through the door to see
the hoisting cage go down the shaft.
His daughter Millie burst into the
"What is it, father?"
"Don't know," he replied, with a
shake of his head.
"Mother and I were sewing when
we heard it. I have felt wrong all
day. Dave is down there to-day,
"Yes, I let him down last one, near
The unwound cable showed that
the cage had reached the bottom.
But there was no signal given to hoist
"Something is wrong, Millie."
But the girl had rushed out the
door and was bending over the shaft
hole. "There's been an explosion,
father," she called. "See here!" and
she pointed to the thin spirals of blue
smoke rising out the shaft in snake
like tendrils. "It was no blast, I tell
Just then came a faint signal on
the cable. The engineer brought th3
cage to the top as quickly as he
' When it came to the top one man
was the sole occupant, himself hang
ing limply over one side, with black
ened face, torn clothing and shat
The girl bent over him. "Sam
Blake!" she cried. Immediately they
had him out of the cage and on the
ground. He had been a handsome fel
low, big, dark and strong, and had
come into Colorado six months before
"Sam!" she called. "What has hap
pened?" Shaken out of his semi
consciousness, he spoke: "It was an
explosion at the third level; they're
"Dead!" Millie bent over him to
catch every sentence. "Is Dave
Smith down there?"
At mention of the name the in
jured man shuddered, and a half
sneer came over his features.
"H'ain't any fire damp down there,"
whispered Sam; "you can go down,
and get your lover."
"Father, oh, let me go," she
pleaded, springing into the bucket.
But old Sullivan shook his head. "I
am not afraid, and I've been down a
hundred times." She threw him her
little gingham" apron. "Wet it in the
trough there. 1 can keep it over my
head. I promise I will not go into
the tunnel. Think of Dave, father!"
At last the brave girl won, but not
until the shrill whistle in the shaft
house told the nearby mines that
there had been an accident at the
Pigeon Blood mine": At the bottom of
the shaft she had found them lying
in the stifling smoke and dynamite
fumes, but the dampened apron had
kept the most of it from her lungs.
The fourth man she brought up was
Dave. After that, men who had come
at the signal of the whistle, went on
with the work. The miners were not
dead, and once more in the fresh air
Dave revived and was able to stagger
to his feet. "Some dog set a trap for
us!" he exclaimed. "A blast was set
off right in our midst."
There was one who needed all their
attention, however. It was Sam
Blake. He was dying.
"I done, it, Millie," he whispered.
"I wanted to catch him Dave. I
know he loved you, and there was
no other way to clear him out."
"Sam, oh, Sam! When you knew I
loved him!" . -
"Yes," he smiled wanly, "but where
I came from we put rivals out of the
way. But I fell down on this
I'm going "
"Never mind, Sam," said a man's
husky voice, and Dave's strong hand
grasped that of the dying man; "still,
you might have thought of tha oth
ers." Sam shook his head with the same
mysterious smile. "Sometimes you
have to kill the whole army to catch
the general I only wantef the
girl I " His head fell back, and
Sam Blake was no more.
Silently the little party stepped
back with lifted hats, respectful of
the grim presence. Then with his
arm around Millie's shoulder Dave
and she walked slowly down the val
ley toward the cabin.
- England's Egg Consumption.
There are several retail purveyors
in London whose trade calls for at
least 40,000. fresh eggs a week, . The
surplus from the British henneries
when the rest of the country is pro
vided for is totally unequal to supply
the demand.. Sweden, being cold, -is
not a firsts-ate egg producing country,
and the steamer service to England is
inadequate. Germany is a great eat
irig country and practically uses" up
all she produces. America can send
inferior grades, but of course not newly-laid
eggs. Holland and Belgium
produce only a few millions annual
ly above their- own needs. Danish
eggs are not popular in England be
c&ueq of their peculiarly pale color.
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