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The rORD CO. GLOBK. Established 1877. Congoudate(l. 1889.
The FORD CO. REPUBLICAJ. lew. J
DODGE CITY. KANSAS, THURSDAY. SEPT. 29. 1898.
TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. VOL. XXI. NO. 51.
MOPORTION XL KEVRESEX TATIOK
' We demand that the Initiative and
referendum be embodied in our State
5 platform, and favor proportional repre-
aeutatlou." Kansas Suite Populist plat-
't Few ieople have probably given little
i attention to this covert scheme to undue
" tbe representation of the western coun
ties iu tbe State legislature. Under an
apportionment of legislative districts, as
proposed in the platform. Ford county
would be deprived of a member of the
legislature. The basis of population
for a legislative district would be fixed at
' 12,000 inhabitants, and Ford county hav
ing only about 5,000 inhabitants, of ne
cessity several western counties say
Gray, Seward, Haskell and Fiuney coun
. ties would hardly till the proposed re
quirement for a legislative district. The
basis of representation would bo fixed
on say 12,000 inhabitants, tbe advanta
ges thus accruing to the older and popu
lous counties. The basis of representa
tion could not be less than 12,000 inhabi
tants in order to retain the present num
ber of legislative districts.
Under the plan of proportional repre
sentation Ford county would have no
voice in the State legislature. Whatever
local interests were necessary to be
looked after iu legislation might be iu
'"the hands of a member of the legislature
representing a rival county, or adverse
" The State constitution fixes the basis of
representation, and one comity having
no less than 250 votes is eutitlcd to a
member of the legislature; but with a
desire to perpetuate th'jir power, and
woikiug iu the interests of the populous
i counties, wheic the largest Populist vote
is fouud, tlte designing Populist would
not hesitate toappoitiou the legislative
districts agreeably to the plan proposed
in their platfoim. Several times tbe
eastern counties of the State have sought
in the legislature to change the number
of legiblative districts in the State by
combiuing several counties in the wes
tern part of the State, contrary to the
constitution, into one district, and in
creasing the number of districts in the
eastern part of the State.
. Little heed was probably given in the
proposed scheme of proportional repre
sentation when the Populist platform was
" Introduced. Under this head there is
designated a popular or general plan of
proportional representation, covering the
-''election to all classes of public offices,
Y includiug Uuited States senators, mem
bers of congress, etc. When i educed to
local consideration or adaptability, the
7 plan bears out the intent of iheoiigiiia-
toroi the scheme, wuo no uoubt has in
'vlftw the tliw:iitinr of Iiisij",iiiip minor! -
ra-:; : ;. :r. .:::
-.flies, at me expense oi me unwilling
majorities. Uuder his plan of propor
Vtional representation the author of the
4 uiliiimft t-irrttilfl nwliwn Ctntoc lirLitrr f im
fixed basis of population to a i dative
position in the populous State, For In
"stance, the most populous States might
14 liave an increase of senators ami congiess-
men, aud the less populous Slates would
have a reduction of these representatives,
because of a lack of population. Public
Ll -and local interests are not always con
fined to the proportional number of in-
habitants. A county having only 5,000
people has as much need of representa
tion as a couuty having 12,000 inhabi
tants. There may be as great interests
-in the county having the lesser popula-
' tion as in the one having the larger popu-
hi "The Populist design in proportional
representation is to do away w ith either
pluralities or minorities, that tbe abso
, lute majority of all the people, no mat
ter where located, but in fixed boundn
i ries, shall determinate elections. On the
face of the plan there'may be a show of
reason and fairness; but in our rapidly
growing counties in our counties and
States struggling for place and power
kna growth the plan of proportional
representation has no place. The weaker
jcountv would alwavs be at the mercv of
r. & "
tithe stronger county. Power always as-
'sert8 itself, no matter where placed. The
rule that applies to individual action will
apply to governmental actiou. Legisla
te tion in the hands of the representatives
Y ;0' the rich and populous counties would.
17. :ucvuiKU uu iiji-iuiai iuciiuuiiuic n utica
of the struggling counties, whose infln-'-jenpe
would be shorn and whose resis
7 tanee would be fruitless.
1 j.uc uiiuaiitc nuu icicicuuuur uu
(proportional representation1 ' may an-
ft-awer the purpose of a country like
,, Switzerland, whence these schemes were
3 derived; but in tbe United States it can-
,1 maw vm muaus ajiiiuiuic, IVI lUB ICMVU
& ut in una country conditions cnange to
l5fc uant In iwnincinn
j. amc -rupuiisis ruq irom laise prcm
Taes. The form of government suited
Ito a, staid and non-progressive coun
try like Switzerland, cannot meet
mflfetnand of a country whose growth
'Is wK confuted to a hemisphere.
yTfce fusion in Ford county are asking
? fJBHVinAavsV linilAti Ya Oyntilte v-tltf AaM ai-torl
- fleeted to the legislature the fusion
JJMalaste nanst vote to carry out the pro-
aboOiea in tbe PonuUt nut.
General Shafter says: "Hold onto
all we get. We had to work hard to get
it. Let us keep it."
Tbe returning Kausas soldiers say Sec
retary Alger was not to blame for their
discomforts, and that they are not kick
ing and don't thank the people who are.
'My judgment is that the present
army is the best fed, best clothed, best
cared for body or meu that ever fought
or offered to fight in any of our wars."
Chief Justice Poster.
Tbe soldiers of the Twenty-first think
the regimental officers took the same
Dosition on beinsr mustered out that
Chet Thomas advised on prohibition:
"Talk for it, vote agin' it."
Douglass Kennedy, a Rough Rider, in
forms the Hutchinson News "that nine
teuths of tbe stories told about the south
ern camp3 were untrue. He fared very
well himself and has no complaint to
It is hinted that Secretary Alger and
Gen. Miles are rival candidates for the
presidency. The next President will be
a military mau, but he will be taken
from the heroes of the war of 1S61-5, in
which he enlisted as a private. Another
of his qualifications is that he has already
had more then two ycais' experience iu
An exchange sa s : "A man tried the
experiment of mixing sawdust with his
chicken feed. He was so pleased with
the experiment that he determined to
give up feeding corn meal and feed them
sawdust instead. Shortly after he set a
hen with fifteen eggs Last week 6he
came off with thirteen curious chicks.
Twelve of them had wooden legs aud the
other was a woodpecker."
From the reports of yesteiduy the
Twenty-first Kansas boys were busily
arranging for their departure from Lex
ington, and it was supposed that the
start to Leavenworth would be made to
day. If this plan is can led out they
will arrive af Leavenworth on Wednes
day, and the Hutchinson boys will prob
ablj' get home Friday or Saturday.
It is mentioned as a matter of some
surpiise that among those who arc com
ing over to the Republican patty this
year are many of the original Alliance
meu aud Populists who for eight rears
have been fighting the Republican paity
at every turn iu the road. There is no
cause for surprise if one stops to think of
the motives of these meu and the exper
ience they have had.
Has Been Oyer the District and Says
Long's Majority Will be 2,000.
Fred Trigg was in Hutchinson, Satur
day, on his return from a trip through
Western Kansas on business for the
United States marshal's office. Fred al
ways finds out what is going ou, aud this
is what he says:
"From what I have learned of the
situation, and after beiug all over the
district, I do not believe Long's majority
will be less than 2.000. Stanley's elec
tion is as good as asMired.'
BUFFALO JOXES SAFE.
And He Is Bringing Back a Herd of
Mrs. C. F. Jones, wife of the well-
known "Buffalo" Jones, received a tele
gram from Edmonston, Alberta, N. W.
T., last Friday a week ago, in which she
was cheered by the information that her
husband had been heard from and that
he was coming (down out of the frozen
north and would soou reach civilization.
More than a year ago Mr. Jones went to
the wilds of the northwestern territory
for tbe purpose of catching a lot of
musk oxen, which he believed he oould
domesticate as he had domesticated the
buffalo. The scheme was considered
wild and chimerical by Mr. Jones1
friends, who tried to dissuade him from
tbe notion, but be set out just the same,
and now his wife is informed that his
mission has been successful. This is the
word contained in the telegram, and it is
presumed to mean that the oxen have
been captured and are being driven down
to civilization. Mrs. Jones is now visit
ing in Troy, Kas., and this account is
taken from the Chief of that place.
Don't send away for music until you
see what you can do at the Racket and
Novelty Store. If you will give us your
patronage we will give you city advan
tages in that line.
The Racket and Novelty Stoke.
The Arizona Yolunteers.
Seven companies of tbe 1st Territorial
Regiment United States Volunteers, com
manded by Colonel II. 31. McCord,
which left Whipple Barracks, Arizona,
on Saturday, arrived here, in three sec
tions, the first section at 4 :15 p. in. Mon
day, and was followed by two sections'
soon after. The soldiers were given a
hearty welcome by the citizens of Dodge
City, who turned out in large numbers to
meet them at the depot. Tbe ladies had
provided ba-kets of sandwiches aud
buckets of coffee, which were distributed
to tbe soldiers. Hundreds of bequets
were also given out to the soldiers. The
reception was enthusiastic and lasted
more than an hour, when the last train
Tbe occasion of the magnificent dem
onstration in honor of our volunteers was
owing to the fact that several mpmbers
of the regiment have friends and pa
rents in the city. On the first section was
Mark Marsh, better known as "Finicky."
He is bugler aud is second best musicihn
iu tbe band, so we were informed.
Mark is a member of the legituental
band, which played several delightful
airs for the edification of the big crowd
present. "Finicky"' made quite a sensa
tion and was greeted heartily by all of his
Nelson B. Hobble came in on the se
cond section aud was warmly welcomed
by his patents aud brothers and sisters,
and a host of friends who crowded
aiouud him and gave him a hearty hand
shake. Nelse looked well.
Fiauk Kiney also came in on the second
section aud was met by bis parents and
brotheis aud sisters, aud by many friends
who escorted him to the depot, and gave
him a cordial welcome. Frank was
LiPiilenaut George Ilockderfcr, a for
mer resident of the city, was also with
the command, and was greeted by a
number of old friends.
Elijah Baker, son of J. M. Baker, was
not with the command as was expected,
being detained ou account of sickness
with typhoid fever, and he was left at
Whipple Barracks. This was a gieat
disappointment to his parents and bis
sister and brothers.- His condition is
not regarded as critical.
The soldiers are a fine body of men
physically. They are mostly young men.
Col. McCord was formerly governor of
Arizona. He looked like a grim chief
tain. The officers are fine looking men.
Lieut. Col. Mitchell and Major liussell
were with the command.
The regiment was reciuitcd early in
the season when the Rough Riders were
organized, and tuej expected to be as
signed to that command, but that regi
ment had its full complement of men.
The metnbeis of the regiment are
miners, cow puncheis,aud business men.
We found a newspaper man and a printer
in the first section. Some of the enlisted
men are Mexicans aud Indians, aud our
informant stated that the Irish predomi-'
Tbe men were recruited in Santa Fe,
Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Demlng, N.
M. ; Tuscou, Prescotr, Flag Staff, aud at
other poiuts in Arizona.
Good accommodations were provided
on the cars, and the men told us that they
fared well, having good places to sleep
and an abuudance to eat and drink.
The meu dislike to do garrison duty,
which they are promised, their destina
tion being Lexington, Ky., and ultimate
ly they will be sent to Cuba.
The Arizona men can with them a
provincialism, some of their cars being
embelished with banners, aud "Gila
Moustors" was displayed in large letters.
The playiug of the regimental band,
the large crowd, and the enthusiasm pre
vailing, did not remind us thai peace
was declared ; but proved to all that the
regard for the soldier is no less distinct
in time of peace than in time of war.
The men will be equipped fully at
Lexington, Ky., and will leave for Cuba
on October loth. They were dressed in
the ordinary uuiform. When the train
left the depot loud cheering followed,
and many well wishes were given the
Yellew Jantflce Cared.
Suffering humanity should be supplied
with every means possible for its relief.
It is with pleasure we publish the follow
ing: "This is to certify that I was a
terrible sufferer from Yellow Jauncice
for over six months, and was treated by
some of tbe best physicians in our city
and all to no avail. Dr. Bell, our drug
gist, recommended Electric Bitters; and
after taking two bottles, I was entirely
cured. I now take great pleasure in
recemmending them to any person suffer
ing from this terrible malady. I am
gratefully yours, M. A. Hogirty, Lex
ington, Ky." Sold by W. F. Pine,
,Tta Kind Ym Haw Always Bcsght
when your hair is falling out or turning
(ray. Besgs Hair Renewer has for 32
neara been famed as a preventative for
falHnehair. Take no substitute. Ask
for'iBtggs." Solsl bj W.F.Pine.
The Hawaiian Belle. From the Saatiage Campaign.
Miss Anna Rose, th? young Hawaiian From a report of the Sautlago cam
lady who is to be queen of the festival at paign sent by Joe Griffith, tbe only Ford
Topeka this week', passed here Tuesday county boy who took part in it, (now in
evening, and the traiu conveying her
stopped at this depot for more than half
an hour. Quite a large number of people
assembled at the depot to take a look at
tbe Sandwich Wander; and the young
lady being polite, highly cultivated and
educated, was not averse to gratifying
the curiosity of the people who went to
see her. in fact the people assembled to
do honor to a young lady, a citizen of
our new possessions, and w ho is making
her first visit to lir adopted parents. Af
ter supper, Miss Rose was introduced to
some of our leading citizens, and ex
pressed herself highly pleased with the
reception she was receiving along ber
Hue of travel. .
W. F. Petillon was master of ceremo
nies at tbe reception at tbe depot, and
right well did Pete display his gallantry.
He said in part, in offering the hospital
ity of Dodge City to the queen of Topeka
festival. As Bliss Rose is educated iu
English, Pete did not use the Hawaiian
language. He said: Miss Rose allow
me to tender 3011 the kindness aud rare of
the people of Dodge Cityduiiug your
short sojourn here. We have ample ac
commodations in the magnificent depot
hotel situated before you. We feel a
coinmou interest in the welfare of your
country since It has been annexed and
become a part of the United States. Wc
hope to exchange onr products of cattle,
sheep aud alfalfa 'fur your sugar, 1 ice,
bananas, etc. In this rctipiocity of
commercial relatious let us continue in
fraternity. We hope some of 3 our un
crowned queens and princesses may find
mutual marital relationship with our un
crowned kings and lords, and that the
distinguished women of your native laud
may become the wives of the distin
guished men of our great country. Al
low me, MiS3 Rose, in conclusion, to
wish you God speed on 3our journey.
Tra lal la, boom deaj!
Miss Rose, in acknowledging this
great compliment, said:
Mr. Petillon and gentlemen, yon do
me tbe pioud honor to meet me here
and guaiantee your cordial relationship.
My train will go heHce iu a few minutes,
and I can scarcely accept your proffered
hospitality so generously bestowed. Let
me asure you, my dear Mr. Petillon, that
should 3'ou ever visit the islands of niv
borne, my parents and friends will do
jou great honor, iu extending to you the
customs of our country, in lavish hospi
tality and generous civility. I admire
your ueautiiui city anu its magninccnt
buildings; its kind and genet ous people;
its beautiful and lovely ladies aud its
gallant aud handsome men. You ought
to feci proud of your surroundings. Our
commercial relatious will be pleasaut, I
am sure; aud our domestic aud personal
intercoiuse will be amiable and pleasant.
Allow me, my most adorable, to offer
3'ou mj' hand for your most tender em
brace and osculation. Hip tip loke poke
maduke him bloke, as Miss Rose said in
choice Hawaiian language as she waved
her hand at her interlocuter and the
great gawking crowd that stood in
breathless silence for a moment, aud as
the traiu moved, from the depot, the
crowd broke tbe silence witli rousing
cheers. On sped the qureu to conquer
Miss Rose is a medium sized woman,
about 25 years of age, with high cheek
bones, olive or dark complexion, like tbe
people of her race, and what she lacks in
beauty Mr. Petillon says she makes up iu
Music, Music, Music!
We have subscribed for the new music
published b3 the National Music Com
pany, which we will sell at greatly re
duced pi ices. We also have the National
Home and Music Journal with several
up-to-date pieces each mouth, at 10 cents
per copy, v e will also have several new
pieces added to our Gem Catalogue of 10
cent music each month. When 3011 want
any music come to see us.
The Rackkt axd Novelty Store.
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe an
nounces that the California limited will
begin running November 2, leaving
Chicago on that date and leavine Los
Angeles, Monday, November 7. It will
run Mondays, Wednesdays aud Saturdays
from both terminals throughout the
period of California tourist travel.
Discovered ky a. Wenia.
Another great discovery has beeu made,
and that too, by a lady in this country.
"Disease fastened its clutches upon her
and for seven years she withstood its
severest tests, but her vital organs were
undermined aud death seemed imminent,
For three months fbe coughed incesantly,
and oould not sleep. She finally disco
vered a way to' recovery, by purchasing
of us a bottle of Dr. King's New Disco
very for 9QBiimptloa, and was so much
relieved on takiogh first dose, that she
slept all flight -nd with two bottles, has
been absolntely cured' Her name is Mrs.
Lather Lutz"." Thus writes W. C. Ham
niek 4b Co., of Shelby, N. C. Trial bot
tles, fre at W. F. Pine's drug store.
Regular size 50cc&nd $1. Every bottle
Chicago hospital), we make tbe following
"In regard to tbe terrific fighting which
swept tbe Spaniards from the Impreg
nable position 011 San Juan Hill, I think
the most credit is due the negro regulars
1 and Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Many of
the colored troops stripped themselves
of every garment except shoes, and their
blood-curdling screams and 3 ells, min
gled with tbe .wild war whoop of the
Rough Riders, ns they swept on toward
the iutrcuchmeuts, had more to do with
taking the Spaniards off their feet than
the bullets did. Tbe sickness and deaths
which prevailed among the troops was
something appalliug even to rough sol
dier life. The Red Cross people gave
us the very best attention, but the cli
mate was against us, and it will be
months before wc are free from tbe ef
fects of yellow fever and malaria. Army
rations are ail right for a well soldier
may be for a sick one in the north but
after be has been stricken with Cuban
fevers they become nauseating to him. I
saw mat! a poor fellow die, both in camp
and on transport, because there was no
other food but the army ration at hand.
This condition, however, was the result
of the mismanagement of incompetent
minor officers, and not the fault of
the government here at Washington.
Col. Kooseclt will be held in grateful
memory by every soldier w ho returned
from Santiago. His prompt actiou in
demanding our return north saved thou
sands of lives. He is a man for an3 oc
casion and any hour. While in Cuba we
did not dream that tbe whole American
people were taking an interest in our
welfare aud work, so you can see how
great the surprise to us when our return
home was made such an ovation. Though
a sufferer from all its afflictions I am glad
I was at Santiago, hut think most all
wiio weie there would rather believe that
their purpose was to remember the Maiue
than shed their blood for the class of
Cubans we had to contend with.
J. M.Btirsou has a few choice bargains
city property for sale.
Mnnn s y
Kalamazoo Corset Go.
THE BARGAIN STORE.
AN ATTRACTIVE MIDDY
COSTUME OF WHITE AND BLUE
For the pretty mMdy costumes that are so
becoming to little girls and arc novr so much
favored nothing is more appropriate than a
combination of blue and white flannel, and a
decorairon of dark-blue braid, with gilt but
tons and an emblem on the shield to give the
final touches. Such a frock is shown in the
fflastrstion, being taken from the current
number of The Delineator. The full round
waist is supported by an nnder-waist aud
over it the blouse pouches becomingly all
round, a shield facing on the under-waist
being effectively disclosed between the open
fronts. A double sailor-collar is an attrac
Specially prepared for ty Tltt Butttrich
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OVAL MKMa POWOM CO., WW YOU.
The Tie That Binds.
From the Western Veteran. Sept., 1898-
The Veteran takes pleasure in calling
attention to the action of Comrade M.
W. Sutton, late of the 6th X. T. heavy
artillery, now collector of iutemal reve
nue. He is one of these comrades who
believes that the promises made by Lin
coln to the Nation's defenders should b
carried out, iu otiier words, comradeship,
with Sutton means something.
The fir.t ace of Comrade Sutton on.
asMiming the duties of his office was the
appointment of four comrades as deputy
collectors. This has beeu followed by
additional appointments as fast as oppor
The following is the roster of the col
lectors office for the district of Kansas:
M. XV. Suttou, collector, Gtb N. Y.
Thos. Blakslec, deputy collector, 05th.
G. M. Strattou, deputy collector, 2d
Chas. Howard, deputy collector, 30th.
E. J. Peek (deceased) ,deputy collector.
C. XV. Keifcr, deputy collector, 14tlk
D. L. Sweeney, deputy collector, 14th-.
X. Y. heavy artillery.
J. C. Walkinshuw, engineer and watch
man, 9lb Pennsjlvauia riflemen.
Dauiel Galviu. assistant custodian 10th.
Soy Beans In Kansas.
President Thomas E. Will of the State
Agricultural College, in a letter to a friend
in Topeka, deciaies that the Soybean,
which was introduced at the college,
from Japan, a few years ago, is a god
send to the dry regions of Kansas. Ou
the poor laud near the college the beans
stood a sctere drought this year, but
made a crop of from seven 10 ten bushels
Mills Without Wheat.
Topeka's four Hour mills have ceased
grinding for want of wheat, the last
mill shutting down Saturday. It is esti
mated that at least 50 mills at other
points in the State aic idle from the same:
cause, ine Kansas tanners, generally,,
are holding their wheat for better prices.
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve
Cures Piles, Scalds, Buras.
A CRITICAL TIME
During the Battle
OR WELL, A RUSH
NIGHT AND DAY.
The Packers at the ISattle of Santi
ago Dc Cuba were all Heroes. Their
Heroic Efforts in Getting Ammuni
tion and Rations to the Front Saved,
P. E. Butler, of pack-train No. 3, writ
ing from Santiago, De Cuba, on July 23d,
says: "We all had diarrhoea in more or
less violent form, and when we landed
we had uo time to see a doctor, for it was
a case of rush and rush night aud day to.
keep the troops supplied with ammunU
tion and rations, but tlianks to Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
.Remedy, we were able to keep at work
and keep our health; in fact, I sincererjr
believe that at one critical time this medi
cine was the indirect saviour of our army,,
for if the packers had been nnable to
work there would have been no way of.
getting supplies to the front. Theret
were no roads that a wagon train could.
use. My comrade and myself had the-
good fortune to lay in a supply of this?-'
medicine for our pack-train before we
left Tampa, and I know in four cases it
absolutely saved life."
Tbe above letter was written to the.
manufacturers of this medicine, ther
Chamberlain Medicine Co., Des Moines
Iowa. For sale by W. S. Amos.
One Minute Cough Cure, cures.
That la what It was wtmU far.
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