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ABOUT THE PRESIDENCY.
Tft" Uncertainty of Conventions The Ccm
patitlvo Test of the Uallott, Hard on
"Loaders" and "Prominent" Candi
daten. The time of the meeting of the Republic
an National convention is less than four
months distant, and no man is so wisely
prophetic, says the Chicago Inter Ocean, as
to be able to predict, with any thing like
certainty, who the Presidential nominee
will be, or even to venture a strong guess.
Several conspicuous names are proposed,
but so divided is popular opinion, and so
barren is the situation of any positive in
dications, that it is barely possible that
the successful candidate for the nomination
has not yet been publicly mentioned. That
is to say, there is a possibility that the con
vention will come together so undecided as
to who the " coming man " ought to be, and
so wanting in unity of purpose in this re
gard, that those leaders who arc now most
frequently or most prominently proposed
for its supreme honor will, when it shall
come to the competitive test of balloting,
soon sink out of sight to give place to other
names, with the chances favoring one or
two ultimate results, namely, the success
ful springing of the name of the unwilling
" Plumed Knight " as u " dark horse," or,
as in the case of the conventions that nom
inated Abraham Lincoln in 1M;0 and
Rutherford B Hajes in 1870, the choice of a
comparatively obscure man who would not
suffer either from the rivalry of factions or
the antagonisms brfd of a too pronounced
individual record in public life The final
outcome of political nominating conventions
is soniotimes quite as uncertain as is the
verdict of a jury in a desperately-contested
case on trial.
The delegations of several of our Western
States -will, it is now probable, have "favor
ite sous'' of their own for the Presidential
nomination, and will make an earnest effort
in their behalf, each clinging to its own man
so long as there shall be any hope for him.
Iowa will have Allison; Wisconsin will have
Governor Rusk, Illinois will have either its
Lincoln, its Cullom or its Oglcsby; Indiana
will have c.thcr its Harrison or its Gresham ;
Michigan talks of itb Governor Alger, and
Olu'o will " boom" its Sherman with all pos-
sible energy, with its Fo raker in reserve as i
a last resort. These are the Western vroba- j
bilities. The East will also have its light
ning-rods up There will be the backers of
Chauncey M. Dcpew and perhaps others
from New York, and General Hawley, from
Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, New Jer
Bey, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hamp
shire and Maine are fortunate m having
several illustrious and honorable Repub
lican leaders, some of whom may, when the
timo comes, invite the Presidential light
ning Possibly the Pacific slope may also
prosent its claims for recognition, and may
be even somo of the Southern States
there's no telling. At such a time in a
National body that meets under such cir
cumstances of uncertain and divided coun
sel and purpose almost any thing is likely
to happen, and every philosopher knows
that often " it is tho unexpected that hap
pens." It is possible, of course, that beforo the
meeting of the convention the popular Re
publican sentiment of the country may con
centrate upon one of tho leaders now prom
inently named as the men of its choice.
This is possible, but not probable. And, on
the other hand, the evolving events of these
wondroiisly rapid Mines may suddenly de
velop a new man for the eincrgeucy upon
whom the whole country could unite a new
man, who, because of somo great and
worthy service he may render, may flash
into conspicuity as a comet flashes imo the
sky. Wr can't t,ell what may happen, but
every earnest Republican will hope that tho
best thing that could happen will happen,
and that the best man who could possibly
be selected for our standard-bearer will be
selected and elected.
NEW YORK SURMISES.
XIlHcork and Matt Will Contiol tli Tele
cutioii, and They Aie JSot for Depew.
The Republican State Committee will
meet a couple of weeks hence to determine
the date of the State convention, which is
likel3' to be sometime in the latter part of
April or the first week in Maj Several
cities are actively competing for the honor,
but Syracuse seems to have the call. As
this is the home of Senator Frank Hiscock,
Ins friends arc claiming that the selection of
Syracuse for holding the State convention
means the election of delegates favorable
to tho nomination of Hiscock for President.
But Mr. Depow's friends are fighting
secretly but determinedly against Syra
cuso. They demand either Buffalo or
Rochester, where the power of the
Now York Central road is omnipotent.
Thoy do not want Utica, because they are
keen to tho appreciation that whatever tho
influence of Roscoe Conkling may bo in
other counties of the State his strength in
Oneida is irresistible; and it is advanced
as au undeniable fact that Mr Conkling
would never countenance the nomination of j
Chauncoy M Depew for Pi csidcnt after tho
experience of lbbl. Nor is Mr Thomas C.
riatt as favorably disposed to Mr Depew, I
it is said, as appearances would indicate.
"Mr. Piatt," said an old friend of his . ester- j
day, "has not forgotten the part Mr Depew
took in tho memorable Senatorial campaign '
of 1SS7, when his friend. Senator Robertson, I
Cttino to Albany and made 1 he announcement i
that Mr. Depew wanted Warner Miller re
olectcd Senator " 11 Is thought likely that i
two of tho four dclegatos-at-largo from the j
Stato will be Senator Hiscock and Thomas ,
Thoso two gentlemen, say the politicians, '
will dotcrmmc who the other two delo-gat9-at-largc
will be. Senator Evarts
wants to go to Chicago, but, on the same
authority, it is no secret that Ins rushes
can not bo complied with without tho con
sent of tho junior Senator and the cn.-Sen-ator.
"Hiscock and Piatt aro the bosses
and Evarts must dance to thoir music or
stay at home," said a Stato Senator yester
day "Alonzo B Cornell also ants to go as
a dclegato-at-lareo, but Mr. Piatt has not
forgotten his treachery of 1SS1 It is likely
that Cornelius N Bliss will make the third
of the four delegates-at-large out of com
pliment to the friends of General Arthur."
Mr. Illainu Certainly Sincere.
Crawford, tho foreign correspondent of
tho New York HorW, a Democratic paper,
recently cabled to that journal a long inter
view with ilr. Blame from which the fol
lowing is taken : Toward tho close of my
last call I asked ilr. Blamo when ho ex
pected to return to America.
He said that he expected to reach New
York about the last of June He expects
to spend the late spring in London He has
not yet detcrtniued upon his movements.
.After leaving Florence he will probably go
straight to England from Italy
He said, with an air of frankness not to
txj mistaken : ' You have no idea what a
witia it it t mn t.- tVllnV fhfit T nm mr .
of the canvas, and that when 1 come back '
to Now York in tho summer I shall not be
going back there to faco reception after
reception and to enter into tho turmoil and
excitement of a political canvass. I can
now come back quietly, after the conven
tion has once decided the result, and enjoy
my own life in my own way, free. I hope,
from further criticism or comment."
Success for the i'arty and Xot for a Mnn.
Success is to bo the watchword of the Re
publican party this jear. Tho delegates
should come to tho convention resolved lo
take the strongest man of tho lot. and to this
end there should be no prejudices nor ani
mosities cultivated. There will be nothing
guuicd by tho friends of any candidate un
dertaking to belittle or pull down an oppon
ttL CAfc7P. Inter Octan.
He Is Not a Candidate Himself, Bat Still
Thinks Mr. Blaine Will Be Nominated.
In a recent interview Mr. Depew, refer
ring to the statement ho had made at the
Union League Club in Chicago, that he be
lieved Blaine would be nominated notwith
standing his letter of withdrawal, said:
" I knew last summer from conversations
1 had with Mr. Blaine that he would not bo
a candidate, and from talks I had with Mrs.
Blaine I knew she was opposed to her hus
band again running for the Presidency.
Still, I say, notwithstanding the letter and
my own knowledge of Mr. Blame's opposi
tion to his name being used, there is a prob
ability of his nomination."
" What effect has tho letter had upon the
"The idea that Blaine would not allow
his name to be brought before the conven
tion has given great strength to the booms
of the other candidates. Ohio and some
Southern States are strong for John Sher
man ; Iowa will shout for Allison ; Indiana
is strong for General Harrison ; Illinois is
strong for Robert Lincoln, or, if he refuses,
chacncev m. nrrEW.
for Gresham, and Michigan, Kentucky and
some of the border States will urge very
strongly Judge Harlan."
"And the State of New York?"
" Oh, New York," slowly and reflectively,
"Oh, she will go to the convention un
"Mayor Hewitt, at the Harvard dinner,
said you had a Picsidential bee in your
"Me have a bee in my bonnet? No, sir, I
I never had. There may have been several
i bees buzzing about my bonnet, but not one
ever succeeded m gcttuig in, as I have
I been wearing a strong fire hat, in fact, a
I " If j'our friends succeeded in smuggling
j the beo in, would you drive it out?"
"I tell you it can't get in or bo got in,"
I was the reply. "The Republican con'en
1 tion will meet confident of victory, and tho
sentiment will be for an aggressive can
vass. There will bo many issues brought
before the voters of tho country in the plat
form, the one that will oven ide all being
the protection of American industries on
the liii"s presented by President Cleveland
in his message."
"You say there is a probability of Mr.
Blaine being nominated. Wherein lies that
"No one will bo nominated on the first
ballot, and if, in the weariness of repeated
ballots and animosities that always
arise among the friends of different candi
dates, one of those sudden impulses that
come upon conventions, and which are al
ways the unconscious but real expression
of the accumulated wisdom of the delegates,
should arise, and Mr. Blaine be nominated
in a whirlwind of enthusiasm, I think, that
while he would sincerely regrot that tho
convention had made such a decision, ho
would feel that he was not at liberty to do-
"Should Mr. Blaine decline the nomination
and you were to receive it, would 3 ou ac
cept'" "I don't intend being nominated," was
the quick reply.
A Loud Call for the Strongest Man
Lead the I'arty.
From an admirable letter in the Indian
apolis Journal we quote the following lan
guage, fit to become the watchword of all
Republicans in the matter of selecting dele
gates to represent them in the Chicago con
vention: Lot the Indiana delegation go to Chicago
pledged above all things to do the bost for
the Republican party. If the indications
are that either Gresham, or Porter, or Har
rison can combine tho strongest outside in
fluences, let the one who shows this strength
have the united and cordial support of tho
delegation. The blunder of 1SS4 should not
This language is preceded by a beautiful
and highlv complimentary estimate of Gen
eral Gresham, General Harrison and Gov
ernor Porter. They aro all Republicans
worthy to lead. Tho party 111 Indiana
would gladly rally under the standard of '
cither It should be the first purposo of 1
our delegates to Chicago to have an Indiana
man nominated, but it is as certain as any
future event can be that the National Re
publican Convention will be guided in its
choice by the deliberate judgment of a mul
titude of wise and unscliish counselors.
The next nomination will be made for tho
party's triumph on the broadest and most
impersonal grounds. The nomination will 1 give its opinion on Judge Gresham'scandida
come to Indiana only on one condition. If eyas follows. It says: -'If the nomination to
she has among her people the man who is I the Prot-idency were offered to Judge "Walter
strongest here and elsewhere, that man I Q. Gresham ho would probably accept it.
will bo nominated. The Indiana delegation j But ho is not a candidate in the sense that
will serve its party best by being, above he is seeking tho place by anv attempt to
all other considerations, a Republican rep
t resentajjivo body ready to vote for any In
1 duna mau acceptable to the party at
j large and to the people. Kokomo Gazelle
Mr. Drpew's Boom.
Chauncey Dopew's Presidential boom,
says tho Chicago Tribune, is now undergo
ing tho critical inspection of Congressmen.
It seems to be under tho charge of Repre
sentative Belden. of Syracuse, and Baker,
of Rochester. They aro feeling the pulses
of their colleagues Enough work has not
been done to measure the sentiment defi
nitely, but no doubt remains that Depew is
a full-riedged candidate It is urged on his
behalf that he has great strength in New
York and other Eastern States; that he can
cut under Cleveland's moneyed support;
and that a few of his speeches would make
hun popular in the Western States.
A sarcastic Congressman who was told
about tho 'moneyed support," and who re
called tho Yanderbilt contribution to Cleve
land in lbS4, said he supposed it would be
cheaper for the Vanderbilts to run two
Presidential candidates this year Depew's
friends, however, are not discouraged by
rebuffs of this sort, and are sure his great
personal popularity would make him a
strong candidate. They further say he is
free from all antagonisms. This isn't true,
because he has already antagonized Sen
ator Frank Hiscock. Hiscock has decided
ly the worst case of Presidential fever of
that Belden, who succeeded him in the
House, would be for him for President, but
Belden is a flat-footed Depew man, and this
has already caused old friends to drift
apart. There will be more drifting apart,
and fractional lights will be engendered
unless Hiscock or Ddow withdraws.
Jadjp'(arVj lor (Jfnsham.
Judge T. M. Cooley, of Michigan, chair
man of the Inter-Stale Commerce Commis
sion, was recently interviewed bv a re
porter for a New York paper Speaking
about the Presidential candidates in the
West, he said : 1 believe the Republicans
everywhere accept Mr. Biaine's letter as
meaning that he is not a candidate. Tho
West frequently mentions Judge Gresham.
Michigan. I think, would be for hua if he
were a candMatA."
Chat Concerning Candidates A Medley
of Opinions Facetious and Otherwise ea
President Cleveland is evidently very
grateful to General Sheridan for getting
out of his way as a Presidential candidate.
Chauncey Ml Depew is said to be the gen
eral choice of the New York Republicans to
head the delegation from that State to the
David B. Hill's Presidential boom is about
ready for the crematory. Charles A. Dana,
of the New York Sun, has openly declared
himself in favor of the Governor. Chicago
Says the Denver Republican : " Several
candidates for the Presidency are putting
on extra pairs of socks, in view of securing
at least a partial tit when they don Mr.
Mr. Dana says the unit rule is likely to
give to Governor Hill the Democratic nomi
nation for President. That is what he
says; what he thinks would be more im
portant. Chicago Xewx.
Joseph E. McDonald, of Indianapolis, is
mentioned for Vice-President on the Demo
cratic ticket. " Old Saddlebags " gets more
" mentions " and less of any thing else than
any other Democratic politician in the field.
Governor Foraker takes occasion to an
nounce that he is " not now, and for that
matter never will be a candidate " for the j
ncjjuuiican .rresiacniiai nomination. JtJut
you can't most always tell what these Ohio
men may do. Chicago Tribune.
The New York Tribune thinks that the
problem for Republicans is much simplified
by tho certainty that the Democratic can
didate and platform, and in case of Mr.
Cleveland's nomination the predominating
issue of the campaign, will be determined
before the Republican convention assem
bles. If the Fergus Falls Journa1 is any author-
Ity, Judge Gresham is popular in MJnneso-
ta. It save: Judeinir from the tone of re.
marks of prominent men and the news
papers generally wo should say that if a
Minnesota delegation was to be elected
to-day it would bo for Gresham for Presi
dent. Tho Chicago Journal tenders to the Demo
crats tho following gratuitous advice: If
the Democrats would only extend the suf
frage to the fair sex, and then nominate
Mrs. Cleveland for the Presidency, it is
possible that they might have another four
years in which to get away with the sur
plus. The Springficld(Mass.).7?pu&?kn evident
ly think Sherman's fences need looking
after. It says: "Those numerous and
noisy Blaine clubs of Ohio hardly know
what to do with themselves. Sherman's
friends should keep an eye out; they aro
ripe for a Foraker bolt or any thing but
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat is evidently
in favor of instructing delegates. On this
subject it says: "But if the practice of in
structing delegates should be discontinued
generally, an important and fairly trust
worthy means of learning the preferences
of the men whose support at the polls tho
candidate must have to win would bo lost. "
The Chicago Inter Ocean thus sums up the
results of President Cleveland's fight on
the spoils system. It says : Four years ago
President Cleveland portrayed in lurid lan
guage the evils of applying 'the spoils sys
tem to re-election methods. The system is
no better now than it was then, and tho
President has illustrated its evils by be
coming its victim as a second-term candi
date. Recognition of the element of strength
and availability that center in the person
of the son of Abraham Lincoln is likely to
grow as tho Republican party approaches
j its next National convention. Signs of this
fact are not wanting in the speech of the
people, and in the preferences exhibited
bjr the rural newspapers, which are so
close to them. Hereabouts the number of
Republicans who suggest the nomination
of Lincoln and Hawley is very noticeable.
Springfield (Jlasi.) Republican.
H. H. Byran, editor or the Pittsburgh
Chronick-Tckqt aph, thus expresses himself
on the Canadian question. He says : " I
consider Judge Gresham the most avail
able candidate. He will unite the Re
publican factions in Indiana, and, in con
junction with either Hawley or Phelps,
should insure Indiana, New Jersey and
Connecticut to the Republican column. I
also consider him the strongest man in
New York, for, while satisfactory to tho
friends of Mr. Blaine, he would also com
mand the good will and probable support
of Mr. Conkling. Ho would thus stand a
chance of election, with New York or with
out New York."
The Chicago Xeici goes out, of its way to
givo Mr. Morrison the following kindly
warning. It says: "Just before Colonel
Morrison reachos up to pull down tho Vice
Presidential nomination he will do well to
look sharply and see if there aro not sev
eral energetic Illinois Democrats sitting be-
hind it with clubs rcadv to knock him on
the head if he shows anv disnosition to
meddle with it. The fact is. Colonel Mor.
rison has too much memory for a success- 1
ful politician. If he had forgotten somo of '
the men who were not for him for United
States Senator three jears a?o he would
now have fewer battles on his hands."
Tho Chicago Herald, although a paper of 1
strong .Democratic proclivities, ventures to
lntcriero witn any man's boom. He is not
antagonizing any man's candidacy and has
no organization looking after State delega
tions. He is devoting attention to business,
and while he is conscious of the excitement
prevailing in political circles he will not al
low it to interfere with his spring fishing."
Harrltnn in Ills Own State.
What General Harrison's strength out-
sido the State is. and is hkelv to be with
earnest and harmonious support from his
own State, is sufficiently indicated by what
we nave published within tho past few days.
In every part of the country East, West,
North and South, General Harrison is
known, and tho possibility of his Presiden
tial candidacy received with favorable con
sideration. With Indiana solid and earnest
for him, as Maine was for Blame, Illinois
was for Logan. Ohio is for Sherman, and
other States have been and may be for the
man of their choice, no one is more likely to
become the favonto of the party m the
whole country than General Harrison. In
3fo Caase to Chance Their Minds.
The voters of tho United States have had
no reason to change their minds as to the
necessity of better government or cheaper
government since 1!?76 The taste of it af
forded by tho Cleveland Administration
has only whetted their anpetite for more.
The platform of 15T6 is good enough for
1SSS; and the Democrats who then sup
ported Mr. Tilden can have no excuse for
refusing to support any man whom the con
vention may select to carry forward the
Mme.policy of reform. rhilietUhta Record,
Vtjridotit Kcpublfcins at Work.
The Vermont Republicans mean to have
a strong and influential delegatian at the
Chicago convention. Among the names
that have been suggested as delegates are
those of ex-Governor Gregory Smith, of
St. Albans; ex-Governor Redfield Proctor,
of Proctor: Frederick Billings, of Wood
stock: Colonel Julius J. Estey, cf Brattle
boro; General J. G. McCullough, of Ben
nington; S. D. Hobson, of Brighton; Gen
eral William W. Henry, of Burlington; C.
W. Read, of Addison; ex-Governor Ros
weil Farnham, of Bradford;"" Charles
Dewey, of Moatpeliex, and Frank Plmalev,
SHERMAN IN DANGER.
Foraker's Ambition Maying: Havoc witlr
Sherman's Mans Good Evidence That,
Ohio's Arctic Statesman May Himself
Be Frozen Out.
If Senator Sherman desires to preserve
the anatomy of his Presidential boom in
Ohio he should at once communicate with.
Governor Foraker and a number of promi
nent Repubbcans holding office under the
present administration. It is nearly time,
says a Columbus, O., special to the Chicago
Tribune, to unmask bis alleged friends in
Ohio who are outwardly doing what they
can to advance his candidacy and create the
impression that Ohio is solid for the Sen
ator, and at the same time covering the
East and West with confidential informa
tion that in a certain contingency Governor
Foraker is willing to become a candidate in
Chicago in June.
There are strong surface indications that
the Sherman boom in Ohio has about
reached its normal
growth. It has ad
vanced just as far
as the great mass of
Republicans of the
State desire that it
should. The Con
gressmen and others
who make it their
5? pecuniary and po-
: htical advantage to
tie themselves to the
Sherman chariot will
soon hnd their occu
pation of systemat
ically booming Sher
man gone. To resur
rect the fast-dying
johx siier3ian enthusiasm it will be
necessary for the Senator to contribute
more than f 100 to the campaign fund, as he
did in I&56, when tho result of the campaign
hung as with a thread and he was a candi
date for re-election as Senator. It was in
that campaign that Senator Plumb, of Kan
sas, made a short stay at the Republican
headquarters on Stste street in this city,
and, being shown the Sherman check for
5100, said: "Well, if it were not for the
name of the thing I would give 10.000 for
that check as a political memento. I would
like to show it as a sample of Sherman's
generosity. Why, sir, if I were a candi- I
date for re-election to the Senate out in 1
Kansas and should contribute no more to
tho campaign upon the success of which de
pended my success than this measly $100, 1
would be mobbed and my candidacy spewed
out by the party."
" What part is Governor Foraker taking
in aiding the Sherman people!" was asked
of a prominent politician to-day.
" Not turning a hand. He has promised
to stand for delegate-at-largo and Sherman
has asked lnm to make the t-peech present
ing his name to tho convention, but Foraker
is doing nothing in a personal way to ad
vance the interests of Sherman."
j " Who is thoDanLamontm the Foraker
I " His private secretary, Charles L. Kurtz,
a mighty slick politician, who sees that tho
movementto organize Foraker clubs all over
the State is not allowed to lag. Before the
withdrawal of Blame Kurtz was a great ad
mirer of that gentleman, but since the Flor
ence letter he is most busily engaged in see
ing that the rods which might protect his
chief from the Presidential lightning aro
It has been a source of the greatest won
der here that Senator Sherman has con
sidered it necessary in the interest of his
Presidential candidacy to change fronton
the question of Chinese immigration, and
to warmly advocate the resolution author
izing the President to securo a treaty with
China tending to bar Chinese laborers for
ever out of this country. It has all along
been understood that he was favoraVly dis
posed to restricted Chinese immigration,
as shown by his vote in the Senate on the
Miller bill, but this turning about on his
record of a lifetime shows that he is badly
in need of a support on the Pacific coast
that he had previously alienated by his rec
ord on the Chinese question. This death
bed repentance is not favorably received
by many of his friends, who imagined that
all that was correct and pure in politics had
an abiding-place under the hat of Mr. Sher
man. The most troublesome thing just now to tho
Sherman forces is the fact that the Repub
licans in many of tho Congressional districts
do not take kindly to the cut and dried
programmo agreed upon of electing dele
gates to the National convention at district
conventions held previous to the State con
vention at Dayton. Already there aro signs
of trouble on this score, committeemen in
several districts refusing to set aside the
mode of procedure as determined upon by
the State convention just to suit theaspira
tious of the Senator, whom they propose to
knife at the first opportunity.
Senator Sherman should come to Ohio
again and deliver another and revised set
of orders. At the same time he should get
an affidavit from Governor Foraker that he
is still solid for Sherman.
A CLEVELAND VICTORY.
His Friends, It Wa, "Who Fixd the Date
of Holding the Democr.ttic Convention.
The Dqmocratic National Committee has
fixed upon St. Louis as the place for its
Presidential convention, and reconsidered
its action, naming July 3. and sot the timo
ahead to June o. The Administration end
of the committee had from the hrst con
tended for a date earlier than that of the
Republican Convention, but they had not
strength enough to succeed in their pur
pose until they struck up a bargain with
the St. Louis supporters to swap votes.
The open announcement of this bargain
was made by the failure of Congressman
Scott to get the date changed before the
placo was fixed. St. Louis was clearly de
termined to secure itself before it carried
out its side of the arrangement. It was a
clever combination, and one of the very
few compromises in which Mr. Scott -
such an adept where he ever gained his
While the distinctly Administration mem
bers of the committee favored Chicago, it
was of very small consequence to Cleve
land whether the convention should go
there or to St. Louis. It was iinportanti
only that it should not be held in New York,
and under the circumstances New York
never really became a claimant The time,
however, was a matter of great sigmfi- j
cance. and the Administration has secured '
its victory m that respect The early date '
was urged by the Free-Trade Democrats, J
ana it 13 tneir tnumpn over tnose 01 tho
party who are disposed to 3 more conserva
tive revision of the tariff. They would have
made the date still earlier if they had pos
seisei the strength, for they are not with
out reason to fear that the influence of the
convention may yet be needed upon their
party in the House to secure action upon a
tann dui Deiore tne ena oi ue present ses
sion. It is not improbable that the revenue
reduction question may be hanging on in
Congress until after June 5. Philadelphia
The Journal, of Knorville. Tenn., make
thw prediction : " Tne Republican party is
sure to win this year if it acts wnselv and
discreetly, and the best possible way to be
gin is by sending good delegations to Chica
go uninstructed '
The proper thing now, says the Lancaster
(Pa 1 Examiner, is to calmly discuss the
merits of all candidates and elect delegates '
who will independently listen to the voice
cf other States and actaccordins'y It is
more than probable that Pennsylvania will j
have nc candidate of her own TTe are a j
sure Republican State with a big electoral 1
vote. So we are in a position to be heard
and felt. Inasmuch, then, as there will be j
no factional feeling In the selection cf del- '
ecates, it behooves ue to nominate our !
ablest and most thousbifrl cen.to repre- t
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SPRING -:- ANNOUNCEMENT!
Our new stock of DRESS GOODS for early spring wear
will be open on
MONDAY - MORNING ! MONDAY - MORNING !'
It comprises all tlie new novelties of the season in all the latest
and most desirable shades. An early inspection is solicited.
Missouri Pacific Ry. Co
"FT. SCOTT ROUTE"
Is the popular line to Kansas
City, St. Louis, Chicago and all
points east and norcn; also to
Hot Springs, Ark., New Orleans,
Florida and all south and south
On all trains to Kansas City
and St. Louis. Through Pullman
Sleeping Cars to Kansas City on
all night trains, l&o through
Pullman sleeping cars dally to
St. Louis on the morning train.
The Shortest Route to St. Louis
For Colorado, California, Ore
gon and all Pacific Coast points
this is the favorite route.
Excursion ." Tiekets
To San Diego, Los Angeles, San
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stop over privileges and
CHOICE OF ROUTES RETURNING.
For time tables and information
write or call at City Ticket office,
127 Main St., Wichita, Kan. ,
N. C. KEERAW,
Pass. & Ticket Agent
J. P. ALLEN,
Everything Kept in a First-Class
I have opened my office in the
Goodyear House block, "where
can be found p ats and prices on
my propercy along the Motor
Cars run regularly to the south
east pan of the city. Special in
ducements o'fered to thosa wish
ing to build a homa
Prices on Motor Line Property
reasonable and terms easy.
CALL AND SEE ME.
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-OUR LINE OF-
EASTER CARDS & NOVELTIES,
New Pictures and our Spring Styles of Paper Hangings
"Will be on Exhibition
DON'T FAIL TO SEE THEM.
THE HYDE & HUMBLE STATIONERY CO.
WICHITA CRACKER COMPANY,
Fine -:- Crackers -:- and -:- Pure -:- Candies
138 and 140 NORTH FOURTH AVENUE.
R.E. LAWRENCE. Prat.'
WEST SIDE NATIONAL BANK.
R,HATfIELD. C. F. COLEMAN. C. B. CAMPUELL. It. E. LAVTKENCE. nonTwiJ.TIUMBLJB
51. STANTON. O. MAKTINhON. JOHN 1VATTS, L. SIMPSO.N.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
W. L. W. Miller & Co.,
ROOM 5, FECHHEIMER BLOCK.
RESIDENT AGENTS FOR:
Phenix Insurance Co., - Erooklyn
Merchants Insurance Co., - - Newark, N. J
London and Lancashire Insurance Co., - England
Fire Insurance Association, - London
CAPITOL INSURANCE CO., - - Topoka
Policies issued against loss by Fire, Lightning, Tornadoes and
Wind Storms. Dwelling and farm property insured for term of
years. Losses adjusted and paid from their office.
A. E. SHOBER,
Real Estate and Financial Agent,
ROOMS 2, 4 AND 6,
irst Arkansas Valley Bank
W. C. Woodman t Son.
The Oldest Bank 'in
Available Qualified Responsibility to De
positors of $540,629.99
Do a General Banking Business in all Its
J. O. SATH60Y. Prm.
C. A. WAIXTR.
Largest Paid-up Capital or any Bank in the Stat of Kfmwrr
W. X. BTASLMY.
DO A GENERAL BANKING- BUSINESS.
United States, County, Township, and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold-
JOHN WATTS, C Mkl
NO. 146 N MAIN ST.
the Arkansas Valley.
ions a BEisr.
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