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THE ADVOCATE AMD NfcWS.
. , BY J. W. HOJtPHY.
The Brown county Bfcay-at-home vote i the circumstances In the recent cam
Several counties are paying up their
delinquent State taxes.
It cost $8,166.13 to run the Topeka
Insane asylum In October.
The office of the Lucaa Advance was
destroyed by fire last week.
A farmers' institute will be held at
Newton, December 9 and 10.
The State Normal school has the
largest enrollment it ever had.
A number of new cars will be put on
the Wichita street railway line.
Topeka's new bridge will be ready for
use by the latter part of December. ;
The thirty-seven Agricultural college
thoroughbred cattle brought $2,620.
Armour's mammoth packing plant, at
Kansas City, is assessed at but $55,000.
The Kansas State Penmanship As
sociation will meet at Emporia, Decem
Dave Leahy was the first British sub
ject naturalized in Gasconade county,
Topeka's woolen mill made a trial test
last week. It will be In operation by
A full-page real estate "ad." In the
Oberlln Herald serves as a reminder of
A good vein of coal has been discov
ered on ex-Senator Ingalla' property,
After January 15 there will not be a
Republican officer In the Wilson county
O. T. Eagle, of Woodson county, raised
a sweet potato weighing eighteen
pounds this year.
The annual meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Santa Fe will be held at To
peka, December 2.
Two boys who escaped from the Re
form school last Thursday were Imme
Ed Little denies a Republican story
that he Is a candidate for Chancellor
of the State .University.
The papers of the State generally com
mend the selection of Mrs. Annie L.
DJggs as State Librarian.
Ex-Governor Lewelllng has again pub
licly declared In favor of abolishing the
metropolitan police system.
L. C. Stlno, a prominent Democrat,
has bought the' Ottawa Republican. Its
politics will doubtless change.
The Smith Center Journal compli
ments the Supreme court for appointing
Mrs. Dlggs as State Librarian.
The policy cash box of a Tupeka gam
bling institution was seized by the po
lice last week. It contained $60.
A public meeting to arrange for the
organization of a taxpayers' league In
Cowley county has been called.
Every dollar of cost of the new court
house at Hays City will be spent In Ellis
county. Native stone will be used.
Superintendent Stryker says that there
are 700 schools In Kansas whose average
- attendance Is less than five pupils.
Kansas bankers are objecting to high
rates charged by the express companies
for the transportation of currency.
Ona Melton, a Kansas boy who has
leen a Spanish prisoner in Cuba, ha3
been released by order of the Queen.
According to Judges Fischer and Pfost,
of the city courts of Kansas City, Kas.,
pool rooms may lawfully run in that city.
A horse thief recently arrested in Bar
ber county was a New York waif who
was adopted by a Thomas county "wo
man. A reduction of telephone rates Is be
ing demanded at Emporia and the city
council has been asked to pass a suitable
An ordinance will soon be Introduced
la the Topeka City Council to secure
dollar gas. There seems to be a fair
chance to pass It
The Emporia Republican favors the
repeal of the metropolitan police law and
the law creating a board of pardons is a
special' session is held.
The Oberlln postofflce fight Is clearing
up. L. G. Parker has been told to lie
down and he has obeyed. Columbus
Borln will be "appointed.
The Blaine News, edited by Palmer.
formerly of the Jewell County Record,
defends R. W. Turner and asserts that
he did as any other man would do under
Medicine Lodge's city marshal has
made himself solid with the people by
arresting Halloween fiends. May be he
wants to go to Congress too?
The Salvation Army gets very little
encouragement In its troubles from the
Hutchinson papers. In most other towns
the papers treat it as a good thing.
Ellsworth Ingalls has been assigned
special work in connection with the
government department of Justice. He
will have headquarters at, Atchison.
Chester I. Long, encouraged by the
Republican victory in Barber county,
has announced his candidacy for Con
gress. This decision, he says, Is final.
The odor of onions or the presence of
onions themselves on the person of a
pupil is sufficient ground for dismissal
for the day at Clay school, In Topeka.
A. M. Kooken, a cattle thief, disarmed
the Sheriff, a Santa Fe detective and a
policeman, who had arrested him, and
escaped at Emporia last Wednesday.
The WaKeeney Independent says that
O. B. Jones, whom Judge Monroe has ap
pointed as County Attorney of Gove
county, lives at Oakley, in Logan county.
Dick PIckler, the newly-elected Judge
of the Fifteenth district, was chairman
of the Colby convention which nomi
nated Webb McNall for Congress In 1890.
Judge Moore, of Abilene, holds that
the State Board of Agriculture has noth
ing to do with fixing valuations of rail
road property for local taxation pur
poses. J. E. Latimer, who has become a vet
eran In newspaper work, has sold the
Pleasanton Herald to J. W. Latimer and
T. B. Harper. He will engage In other
The Regents of the Normal school
have adopted some new text-books. The
three new books selected are all In the
list adopted by the State Text-book Com
mission. A slxteen-hich vein of coal thirty feet
below the surface has been discovered
by men who were digging a well In a
Bchool house yard, near Auburn, in
Osage county coal operators have
formed the Osage County Coal Company.
The following prices have been agreed
on: Scranton, $1.60, Burllngame $1.75,
Osage City $1.90.
The. Clark County Clipper observes
that the rule of the railroads not to issue
passes to persons to go home to vote will
probably be continued until the Republi
cans get in power again.
Fifty-eight of sixty Kansas bankers
who responded to an Inquiry are op
posed to postal savings banks. An in
quiry directed to the whole people would
bring a dlfferont response.
What has become of those Republican
campaign orators who were traveling
over the State a few years ago telling the
people that the Republican , party was
the only true friend of silver?
"Pioneering in Kansas In the Fifties"
is a new book by Dr. Charles William
son, of Washington. It is said to con
tain considerable historical matter
which has never been In print.
Speaker pro tern Wellep, of Cherokee
county, has been appointed to a posi
tion In the office of the Sergeant-at-Arms
of the United States Senate on the rec
ommendation of Senator Harris.
N. H. Harmon, of the Valley Falls Vin
dicator, is dead. He Is one of the old
reformers of Kansas and was a man
whose personal character and dally walk
in life won him the respect of all.
The National Bank of the Republic has
again been designated as the Kansas
fiscal agency. The rates are 2 per cent,
on balances, $1 per thousand on bonds
collected and 50 cents on coupons.
Slate Librarian J. L. King, who will
retire in March, has made a very satis
factory record. Mr. King Is one of those
men whose disposition is such that men
of all political parties are his friends.
The Judges of the Court of Appeals of
the northern department were In ses
sion at Topeka last week. This court ltf
passing on a large number of cases and
Is making a very satisfactory record.
The Department of Entomology of the
State University has issued a bulletin
giving information relative to grasshop
pers., A copy may be obtained by ad
dressing Chancellor Snow, at Lawrence.
. Josiaa Jordan and wife, of Topeka,
were on the steamer Bluff City, which
was burned In the Mississippi river near
Chester, 111., last Thursday. They es
caped uninjured but lost almost every
thing they had with them.
The Topeka Capital worries unneces
sarily over the fact that ex-Governor
Lewelllng carries a lot of railroad passes.
The law directs that Railroad Commis
sioners shall be entitled to this privilege.
G. G. Glllett, owner of a large cattle
ranch near Abilene, has gone to Texas
after 15,000 head of cattle which he re
cently bought. A band composed of
cowboys employed by him accompanied
The Wichita Commoner renews its
demand for the removal of Rufe Cone
from the Populist State committee. It
brands him as. a spoils politician, a man
who Is in politics solely for personal
The Iola Register Bees, In the organiz
ation of the Socialist Labor party at
Pittsburg, the beginning of the end of
Populism in Kansas. Republicans have
Imagined that they saw this sort of a
condition coming before.
Miss Maud Herrel, who has been em
ployed in the State G. A. R. headquarters
for many years, has been tendered a
position as stenographer in the Interior
Department, at Washington, by Assis
tant Secretary Tom Ryan.
W. G. Dickie, who Is superintendent
of the State printing house, Is demon
strating his ability as a good business
man and giving evidence that State
Printer Parks made a wise selection in
placing him in that position.
Sallna people are urging that t'lty to
buy the old paper mill and convert It
into an electric light and waterworks
plant. The cost of lights could be re
duced one-half and the service increased
so that lights would be on all night.
Judge McDonald, the Fort Scott law
yer and politician, who has been under
arrest on a charge growing out of a dis
agreement as to the disposition of fees
in a lawsuit, is again free, the case hav
in been compromised and dismissed.
The Great Bend Beacon is making a
vigorous fight against pretended Popu
lists who vote the opposition ticket when
they cannot run the party machine. The
Beacon gives names and details and
seems to be in position to maintain its
The fast mail on the Santa Fe will be
run out of Kansas City earlier and on
faster time and will overtake the train
which leaves Kansas City at 9:20 p. in.,
and thus give points beyond Newton the
benefits of closer connection with Kan
Attorney Isenhart has withdrawn
from a suit In which he represented
the city of Topeka In opposition to the
waterworks company. He alleges that
the city attorney is working In the In
terest of the water company rather than
, Syl Dixon, the boomer who shipped a
train load of corn decorated In honor
of McKlnley through Kansas, and Mis
souri, Just before the St. Louis conven
tion, is financially embarrassed. His
grain business at Conway Springs proved
Kansas City Star: Harrison Clark
son, the insurance czar who issues his
ukases from Topeka, has informed Atch
ison that he will reduce rates there under
certain conditions. This czar will come
up standing in court on the wrong side
of the docket some day.
In 1874 there were twenty-four
Granges in Brown county. The first or
ganization in the State was made at
Hiawatha In 1872. A county ticket was
nominated and elected In 1873 and the
organization began to decline almost
as rapidly as It had grown.
In the many years that the Agricul
tural college has kept a herd of thor
oughbred cattle not a single bulletin re
lating to their oare or In any way of any
value to breeders, has been Issued, with
the singlo exception of the post mortem
sale bulletin sent out last week.
The Kansas State Horticultural So
ciety will hold Its annual meeting at
Topeka December 28, 29 and 30. Papers
aud reports from the leading hortlcul
turallsts will be read. The program is
a very Interesting one and everybody in
terested In 'horticulture should attend.
The A. O. U. W. members of the State
are discussing a proposed classified as
sessment plan Instead of the present
level assessment for members of all ages-.
Under the classified plan each member's
assessment would be based on his age
and would increase as he grows older.
For years Republican papers have
complained that Populists ridiculed and
belittled Kansas. Now the Abilene Re
flector camplalns because the Governor's
Thanksgiving proclamation gives the
impression that "Leedy thinks the world
rests on and revolves around Kansas."
The Concordia Empire (Rep.) prints a
table showing the vote in the various w
county officers In the Fifth district. It
shows a Republican majority of 4,911 on
Surveyor and a plurality for the same
party of 260 on treasurer. The next to
the highest majority Is shown on cor
oner. The Kansas Real Estate Association
will prepare and maintain an exhibit of
Kansas products at Kansas City for in
spection by visitors to that city and pros
pective investors. Each county which
is 89 disposed will be given reasonable
space. H. C. Owens will be In charge
of the exhibit.
The Topeka Journal printed a very
amusing story about a fellow swallowing
a job lot of collar buttons, under the im
pression that they were Insomnia pills,
about a week ago, and then published It
several days afterward In plate matter
with the credit line, "Topeka State Jour
nal," under It.
The Kiowa Review observes that the
Anthony Bulletin Is worth its weight in
gold and that mechanically It is the
best In the State. The Bulletin modestly
replies that but few of the good papers
In Kansas are on the Review's exchange
list and that his acquaintance with
good printers Is limited.
J. T. Hanna, the Citizens' candidate
for Clerk in Finney county, and S. C.
Hanna, Populist candidate for Treasu
rer in Elk county, were both defeated.
The people evidently don't want to ex
tend their relations with the Hanna fam
ily, even though it may have some men
in it who are interested in the people's
The banner Republican county of Kan
sas ought to be so managed that there
are funds enough in the treasury to put
the court house grounds at Topeka In
such condition as to indicate that it Is
the seat of justice of one of the best
counties in the State. The grounds now
resemble a deserted western Kansas
Does any one know anything about a
Mr. Little, who Is a member of the Live
Stock Sanitary Commission? His name
does not appear on the payroll. The
Holtou Tribune is finding fault with the
work of this board and with the State
administration because of its action
through this fictitious Mr. Little In a
case In that county.
The Topeka electric street lighting
plant, which is owned by the city, fur
nishes light all night at a cost of $3.34
per 2,000 candle power light per month
or $40.08 per light annually. This is
about half the cost of private lights of
the same character. Sallna- pays a pri
vate company $8.33 per light per month
and they run but half of the night.
J. F. Herman, of the Olathe Herald,
committed suicide at his home Novem
ber 15. He was well known by the news
papers of the State and enjoyed their
friendship and esteem. He was said to
have led a dual life, having been a Sun
day school man and at the same time a
poker player. He was under arrest
charged with embezzling $2,000 belong
ing to a widow and took his life on the
morning of the trial.
Kansas City Tribune (Rep.): We
would like to believe that those Ohio Re
publicans who are really antl-Hanna had
as much backbone as the Kentucky Re
publicans who refused to elect Hunter,
but we haven't. Hanna will probably
be re-elected and it will not be to the
credit of Ohio, the Republican party or
the Senate. Hanna is not a fit man for
United States Senator and it 13 a pity
that he cannot be succeeded by some one
more worthy to take John Sherman's
Lincoln (Kas.) Sentinel (Dem.): Ex
Senator Peffer's idea of political union
Is the only one that will work defeat to
the Republican party. Fusion won't do
It. There must be one common party
under one common name, united wholly
for the fighting of a common cause that
cause, the people's cause. It should
make no difference under what name
the union against Republicanism is ef
fected. The less fantastic, however, the
better and more successful will be the
Judge Andrews, of La Crosse, says
that on election morning he feared de
feat because of the fact that it was a
fine day for drilling in wheat. There
had been a series of rains which had
moistened the soil thoroughly and It was
just dried out enough to be cultivated
satisfactorily. Although the temptation
to take advantage of favorable fanning
conditions was great enough Populists
left their work to give him a safe ma
jority and retain on the bench a man
who would be faithful to their interests.