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THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS.
Iftmiolpal Ownership Wins.
Neodesha, Kas., November 18. This
city has Just voted at a special election
on a proposition to vote bonds for a
waterworks and natural gas plant, to
be owned by the municipality. Both
propositions were carried, the vote for
the former being 349 to 35 and for the
latter 323 to 59. This election occurs in
accordance with the provisions of the
public utilities bill passed by the last
Legislature. Natural gas Is abundant
in that locality and city ownership
should prove a profitable Investment for
Reform School Investigation.
The Board of Charities has beeu in
vestigating charges and counter-charges
in connection with the management of
the Reform School at Topeka. As a re
sult Superintendent Hart nas been ex
onerated. Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Gilmore,
of Chase county, and Mr. and Mrs. Ash
and John Douglas were removed. The
Board seems disposed to let the heads
of charitable institutions have an oppor
tunity to demonstrate their ability or
lack of ability, as the case may be, to
handle their work. Then if, after being
given the opportunity to do things their
own way, they fail they will be removed.
' A McNall Suit Withdrawn.
The New York Life Insurance Com
pany has withdrawn its damage suit
against Superintendent McNall. The at
torneys for the company say that the
company 13 doing more business in the
State than it ever did hence it could not
prove that McNall's failure to Issue a li
cense had damaged it any, and state that
McNall is now treating it fairly. McNall
.says: "It has reached a time when the
companies would have to go to trial.
The issues would have to soon be tried,
and they did not care to do that. I have
always considered the damage suit a
bluff to frighten my bondsmen.
"I do not know what the New York
Life means by saying that I have been
treating them fairly. They have no li
cense to do business in Kansas any more
than any of the other companies, and I
have no intention of Issuing them one."
The Socialist Labor party which has
been organized for several years in the
East and which has grown considerable
there is organizing in Kansas. Four
organizations or sections, as they are
called, have been made-in the vicinity
of Pittsburg, and these have effected a
State organization. The meeting was
attended by about 100 persons, thirty of
whom were delegates. The Socialist
Labor organization is a political party
and has an executive committee with
headquarters at Pittsburg. A Socialist
Educational Society, a State organiza
tion which afllliates with no party but
lias for Its object the development and
concentration of sentiment In favor of
collective ownership of public utilities,
was also organized. While the work wil
be as outlined attention will be given
also to general socialistic propaganda.
The meeting was an enthusiastic and
Interesting Stock Gossip.
The report of Inspector McCoy, lo
cated at the Kansas City stock yards,
contains many things of interest to Kan
sas people. One satisfactory thing is
that not a single case of Texas fever has
developed from cattle inspected at Kan
sas City. Of the cattle shipped Into
Kansas from the yards fully three-fifths
have gone to the north part of the State.
The smallest number comparatively has
none to the southeast part of the State.
Most of these feeders have gone out In
small lots and there is an unusually
small amount of bunching in large
herds. A large part of these cattle will
be roughed through the winter and put
on full feed next summer. Twenty thou
sand and eighty-seven head of cattle
have been brought from the South and
Southwest Into Kansas; 140,027 head
have been brought into the State by rail
from the Kansas City yards; 419,837
head of Kansas cattle were sold at the
Kansas City yards during July, August,
September and October.
Why Government Should Own the Tele
In the November 17 issue of the To
peka Dally Capital, owned by Banker
John It. Mulvane, there appeared an edi
torial advocating government ownership
of the telegraph. The editorial was not
written by and is not exactly In accord
with his ideas. He says of the matter In
"an Interview that "the government
-should own the telephones. The tele
phone, is essentially the instrument of
communication which can best be used
by the masses. Farmers don't use the
telegraph. It requires that the person
using it should condense his meaning
into the fewest possible words, and the
mass of people cannot do that. That is
the reason that I believe that it would be
better for the government to have con
trol of the telephones than the telegraph
system. Let the government take hold
of something that will benefit the
masses. The telegraph is used almost
exclusively by business men."
These views are rather surprising.
coming from a man who has much
money invested in a big telephone com
pany. Ex-Governor Eskridge Demands a New
The Republican party, to win in the
next State election, must take an ag
gressive position in its platform in
favor of Buch measures as will protect
the people from unjust discriminations
and extortions in the conduct of their
general business, of whatever, kind or
character, whether by Individuals, com
panies or corporations. The old "ship
of state" must be manned by new men,
free from taint and antagonism. The
Republican State convention must open
the way for other Republicans besides
those who belong to the Federal gang.
The members of the gang have had their
day. They have received their reward
fully up to their deserts. But put the old
gang back and close the door on new
men, and the Pops will have a walk
over. New men must have a chance at
the pie counter, or there will be trouble
in the ranks. The old barnacles must be
scraped off the old ship and the rats run
out. We must present first-class candi
dates, and the. management of the cam
paign should be placed in new hands.
The Weylers of the party must be re
called and given a rest. The Federal
office-holders should attend strictly to
the duties that devolve upon them, and,
in the event of Republican success in
the State, they must be content with
what they have and leave the State pat
ronage for cleaner hands to handle.
There are some of us that don't care
about office, but we are going to do what
we can to insure fair play In the distribu
tion of State patronage, if the party wins
in the election next fall. The hog In
politics must be driven to the rear, and
we will be delighted to help do it for
the good of the party. Emporia Repub
lican. Editorial Gossip.
A brilliant meteoric display was wit
nessed at Santa Barbara, Cal., Novem
The Ruskin Co-operative Colony in
Tennessee has 220 members and Is stead
ily growing and prospering.
Croker is inclined to push Mayor-elect
Van Wyck of New York for the Demo
crat nomination for Vice-President.
Immigration officials have refused to
admit six Mohammedans to this country
because of their belief in polygamy.
Hal Lewis, of Georgia, who nominated
Bryan at Chicago, has been appointed
Judge of the Supreme court of that State.
Senator Elkins (Rep.) says that it will
be impossible to obtain a majority in the
Senate for Secretary Gage's currency
Senator Morgan, of Alabama, who has
Just returned from Hawaii, says that the
annexation of these islands is a national
The Oklahoma Press Association has
adopted resolutions favoring the im
mediate admission of that Territory as
A Chicago branch of the Social De
mocracy is taking active steps to pre
vent the admission of anarchists to its
The Eniporia Republican says that the
gold being shipped to this country is
merely part of the baggage of General
The National Stock Growers' conven
tion meets at Denver January 25, 26 and
27. All breeders and owners of stock
Secretary Bliss Urges that work on the
next census be soon begun in order that
the results may be given to the public
A wreck, in which one person was
killed and twenty-two were Injured, oc
curred on the Memphis near Wilford,
Ark., last Thursday.
The Italian government has made a
contract with a Cincinnati firm for 15,
000,000 pounds of tobacco, to be fur
nished during the next year..
The Rochester (N. Y.) Savings Bank
has gone into voluntary liquidation.
Honestly conducted private savings
banks can make little money.
It was deemed necessary to guard the
person of Phil Armour, the pork mag
nate, to prevent a crazed speculator
who had lost, from killing him.
Ex-Secretary W. C. Whitney thinks
that if the Democrats change the Issues
in 1900 that they can win. This would
mean a return to mossback Democracy.
A meeting of the "middle of the road"
Populist national committee was hold
at St. Louis, November 23. A policy for
the next campaign will be mapped out.
An anti-foot ball bill has passed the
Georgia Senate "and House and awaits
the Governor's signature. It prohibits
games where nn admission fee is
Alva (Okla.) Review: Tha Populist
party is not a machine for getting office
or plunder but for the propagation of
the doctrine of "equal rights to all and
special privileges to none."
Assistant Attorney General Barrett
has rendered an opinion in which ho
holds that local Income tax cannot be
levied on government officers. The case
decided was from Gastonla, N. C.
District Judge Scott, of Omaha, has
been cited to apjwar before the Ne
braska Supreme court on a charge of
contempt. He declined to enforce an
order of the court in a receivership case.
Kentucky silver Democrats held a con
ference last Friday to devise plans to
keep up the educational work along sil
ver lines and to discuss election law re
forms. Bryan and National Chairman
Jones were in attendance;
A new rule adopted by the railroads
prohibits the transportation of passen
gers under any circumstances on freight
trains. This rule is now in effect east
of the Mississippi river and will be en
forced In the West after January 1.
Parsons Eclipse: The Democrat who
pins his faith upon Tammany or New
York is going to have to face a propo
sition to straddle the money question in
the next campaign, and that is a sugges
tion no advocate of free coinage of silver
will listen to.
It now appears that Mr. Sovereign's
resignation as general master workman
of the Knights of Labor was submitted
In order to give him an unrestricted op
portunity to run for President next year.
He says that if Bryan Is a candidate that
he will ask for second place.
Chairman Roselle, of the Missouri
Populist State central committee, Is
charged with having withdrawn a candi
date for judge at St. Louis in favor of
a Democrat in consideration of a dona
tion of $1,000 to the State committee's
treasury. Roselle denies the charife.
John L. Farwell, a Concord, N. II.,
banker has failed and the Protestant
Episcopal church loses about $50,000. The
money was invested unprofltably and
carelessly in the West,' but the Western
creditors will be blamed more than the
reckless banker whose injudicious work
caused the trouble.
In his annual report, Mr. Bliss, Secre
tary of the Interior, says that the In
dians number 177,178, located on 177
reservations containing 33,404,837 acres
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called by botanists,
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' lixWihiw extraordinary record
It, ruVmufM of I'JOU hORniLal Mill's
Wolfbon, itm HampAir In iW "lays. It acts
directly on Hie Kid
neys and cures by draining out of tho Blood tbe
poisonous Uric Arid, Urates, Litbates, etc., which
cause tbe diseased conditions.
Kev. John 11. WaUon, test I Hen In the AVim
York World, that It auved him from tboedgeof
the grave when dying of Kidney dlneuse. The
venerable Mr. Jon. Whlttcn, of wolf boro, New
Hampshire, at tho age of eighty-five, grate
fully writes of his cure of lropey, swelling
of the feet, and Kidney and Bladder disease
by the Kava-Kava tihrub. Many Indies also
testify to its wonderful curative powers In dis
orders peculiar to womanhood.
That you mav Judge of the valuo of this Grtai
HfH-cifiti for yourself, we will send you one Large
Case by Mall FREE, only asking that when
cured yourself you wlTi recommend It to others.
It l a Surt Simcltic uhi! run Hot fail. Ad
drew. The Church Kidney Cure Company, No.
409 Fourth Avenue, New York City. Mention
this iwper. ,
of land, lie says that a few Indians
have formed an aristocracy and control
most of the lands. In this they have
merely patterned after their white
Tom Piatt has issued a statement.rela-
tlve to the charge that the ReptfCioan
organization of which he is the boss, Is
responlsble for the election of the Tam-
nmnv CH.nrilria.tf fnr Mayor. In It h
says that the Republicans were ready
and willing to form a union with Low's
followers but only In the.way ot a Re
publican basis and that union wag pre
vented by Low's adherents.
The New York World's Honolulu cor
respondent reports that there la a "secret
but perfect understanding between some
of the largest land-owners and com
mercial monopolists here and certain
United States Senators to get Hawaii
Into the union as quickly as possible.
Some of them hopo to see It done before1
Christmas." President Dole admits that
the Hawaiian Republic cannot survive
unless it Is annexed to thls country.
Trouble in the Wichita Country.
M L, Hews, who proposes to lead a
uumberof miners Into the Wichita moun
tains in the Indian Territory for pros
pecting purposes, has been warned by
the troops that he will not be permitted
to do so. He has Issued an addre'Bs to
his men stating that on November 11 this
reservation legally reverted to the gov
ernment, and that he and other citizens
have a perfect right to go there, and that
If the troopB fire on his party it will be
without warrant of law and will be met
with resistance. The Wichita mountains
are in the Kiowa and Comanche coun
try and are believed to contain gold.
DR. VOif IIELLEBEN, GERMAN AMBASSADOR.
Dr. Von Ilelleben, the new ambassador to the United States, was German Min
ister to tliis country from March 7, IW2, to September 4, WJ. lie is said to be a
loan of high intelligence and an experienced diplomat who speaks English flaeatly. ;