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JIARSHAIrtiM. MUKDOCK. Editor.
For Vico President,
LEVI P. MORTON,
of Now York.
FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS.
) JOnX L. WALLER,
f EUGENE F. WARE.
First District A. W. ROBINSON.
Second District FRANK R. OGG.
Third District T. P. ANDERSON.
Fourth District JOHN MADDEN.
Fifth District D. A. VALENTINE.
Sixth District J. B. McGONIGAL.
Seventh District W. G. EMERSON.
REPUBLICAN .STATE TICKET.
FOR CONGRESS, SEVENTH" DISTRICT
SAMUEL R. PETERS
OF HARVEY COUNTY.
For Associate Justice of the Supreme
W. A. JOHNSTON, of Ottawa County.
LYMAN U. HUMPHREY, of Montgom
For Lieutenant Governor,
A. J. FELT, of Nemaha County.
For Secretary of State,
WILLIAM IIIGGINS, of Shawnee County
For Treasurer of State,
J. W. HAMILTON, of Sumner County.
For Auditor of Stale,
TIMOTHY MCCARTHY, of Pawnee
For Attorney General,
L. B. KELLOGG, of Linn County.
ForSupenntendeutof Puhlic Instructions,
GEORGE W. WINANS, of Davis County.
For Senator 20th District
O. H. BENTLEY.
For Representative. 82d District,
GEO. L. DOUGLASS.
For Representative 83d District,
E. W. PHILLIPS.
For Representative. 84th District,
II. C. BOYLE.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET.
For District ClerV,
CIIAS. H. LULING.
For Countv Attorney,
W. S. MORRIS.
For Probate .Tudue,
W. T. BUCKNER.
For Superintendent Public Instruction,
D. S. PENCE.
For Commissioner 2d District,
C. A. VaxNESS.
The Tall Sycamore of tho Wabash is
throwing mud at General Harrison. The
rail Sycamoio never did iiko a loyal
Cleveland's administration will pass
into history as the "surplus administra
tion.' Its greatest surplus has been its
Tho announcement comes from tho
Pacific coast that Dennis Kearney of
sand lots notoriety, is against Harrison.
Threo Kansas newspapers have col
lapsed within the last week, one an As
sociated Tress daily, one a weekly and-
ono a Sunday paper.
Happy thought. A demmocratic pa
in New York state suggests that if Mr.
Cleveland delaj-s his letter of acceptance
much longer, ho may have to turn it in
to a farewell address.
P. Peter elder owns a 1,400 acre farm.
J. Peter St. John ownes all the Prohib
paity and J. Peter Botkin is the un
doubted proprietor of all the cheek and
gall which the other two Peters failed to
Not only are the European powers
rriticising tho way America is being run,
but even tho powers of the slant-eyed
heathen Chinese say that they want no
more truck with America until its affairs
nre again directed by statesmen.
VVWl -s (3;
Having decided to write no letter of
acceptance, for fear of putting his foot
into it, the Chinese treaty will give Mr.
Cleveland another chance at being heard
from. Sail in Stephen Grover, nothing
- that you can now say will further aston
xsli tho American people.
- v , that you can now sav will further aston-
Some expert has taken the trouble to
figure up the startling tariff-steal figures
that Thurman is giving out in his speech"
now being made almost daily, and the
result shows that thu "steal" is just
$35,000,000 more than there is to steal.
The old man is in his dotage.
Rev. (?) John A.. Brooks it ought to
be Peter B. see J. Poter St. John and
P. Peter Elder has again been inter
viewed in which ho declares that the
Frohib party is going to get GOO.000 votes
which will knock tho Republican party,
which ho thanks God he never belonged
to. crazv in the northern states.
f There is one trust, a combine which
employes 150,000 men and disburses
csrtn nnn nnn n.. i. :.,.
needs looking after, and sharply. It is
more popularly known as the civil re
form administration of Stephen Grover
Cleveland, the head of which whacks up
ten thousand dollars to keep his place.
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Belva Lockwood is a firm believer 111
the doctrine of heredity. She insists
that the murders of today are the result
of the thoughts of bloodshed in the
minds of the mothers of "CO to 'Go. She
thinks she narrowly escaped being a
boy, having allot a boys' hardihood and
ttovsofjautflgprlifg, . 1
THm WICHITA EXHIBIT.
Kansas Sending: More People to Cincin
nati Than Any Other State.
Trom the Times-Star.
Kansas is distinguishing herself at the
centennial. She has already sent more
visitors to the exposition than any state
west of the Mississippi river. This cer
tainly shows appreciation on behalf of
this great western state. And'it is cer
tainly appreciated here. Kansas is rep
resented especialty in the wonderful
Wichita exhibit, which occupies a build
ing or tower of its own, built especially
for its accommodation. It is located in
the northwest angle of the great park
building, just off from the fountain,
the grand central feature of the park
Probably no exhibit in the building is
as much talked about as the Wichita
exhibit. The first thing you notice
at the entrance of this wonderful
pavilion is a mammoth grass
hoppereverything is on tho heroic
order that Kansas, and especially Wich
ita, provides, you know over seven feet
high, standing erect on his long dudeish
hind less to bow the visitor in. At tho
left is a large painting, six by ten feet,
of Lawrence avenue, a fine Wichita
thoroughfaie, and adjoining it is an
other painting of a Sedgwick couty farm.
On tho right is a painting of the sun
setting in the brilliant Western sky,
with the words "Wichita Exhibit" across
this halo background. Entering the
space the first thing to attract the eye is
tho four story pagoda which occupies
the center of the room. It is octagonal
in form and rises to the height of thirty
three feet. The first story is used for an
office, and each succeeding story is cov
ered with the corn, wheat, rye. oats and
other products of Sedgwick county, of
which Wichita is the hub. Surmounting
tho whole is a largo ball in light blue,
with the motto, "Ad Astra Per Aspera"
in gold lettering thereon, with
golden stars all above. Abovo the
ball the American flag droops gracefully.
Over the door of the pagoda is a beauti
ful pair of horns ancr-a huge Kansas jack
rabbit. At the left of the pagoda is a
field of very tall corn. Then comes some
very fine samples of cotton grown m
Barber county. The next panel shows
some twenty-five beautiful views of the
residences and business blocks in the city
of Wichita. Following this is arranged
some beautiful specimens of oats, corn,
wheat, rye and millet. Orchard grass,
alfalfa, red clover, timothy and wild
prairie grass, seven feet high, occupy
the most prominent place in the exhibit.
Next comes the ladder of silk cocoons,
which were raised on the osago orange
leaves a successful substitute for tho
mulberry leaf grown near Valley Cen
ter. On another panel are tastefully
arranged some twenty-five more views
of Wichita streets, business houses and
residences. Extending ajound the room
is a painting of the train of the thirty
one cars of corn that Sedgwick county
sent to the Ohio flood sufferers
in 1SS-1. Two large maps, seven by
eleven, are arranged on each sido of the
pagoda. Between each panel eight silk
en banners, nine feet long, with figures
and statutes relative to Wichita and
Sedgwick county, decorate the spaces.
Two elegantly painted butterflies, with
spread wings measuring six feet from
tip to tip, adorn the walls. There 'is also
a splendid model of the Burton palace
stock car on exhibition, and samples of
the pressed brick manufactured and the
fstono used in building. There will be
much more added to this already mag
nificent display later on. It is the inten
tion when the corn crop is cut to build a
mammoth and complete corn palace,
such as made Kansas famous at the re
cent exposition. Mr. II. L. Pierce, tho
gentleman in charge, is one of the most
obliging gentlemen in the world, and.
never tires of extolling the glories of
Kansas, and especially Sedgwick county
and his beloved Wichita.
VERY COLD FACTS.
The Philadelphia Times, acknowledged
as one of tho most important newspaper
supports that Cleveland has, in an edi
torial in labt Friday's issue, made a state
ment the candor and honesty of which
will somewhat stagger the average Dem
ocratic editor. The Times says:
It is leported from day to day in the
campaign that General Harrison publicly
declared, during the turbulent railway
strikes of lTT, that "one dollar a day
was enough for workingmen." As Gen
eral Harrison is never drunk and has
never been idiotic, of course he never
said it. Ho has never been regarded a3
specially sympathetic with industrial
people, but those who accuso him of
making such a declaration must do it in
ignoranro or with deliberate intent to
It is reported from day to day that
General Harrison voted and spoko in
favor of the free admission of Chinese
labor to this country to destioy our homo
labor. It is not true, and every man of
ordinary intelligence knows "it to be
false. "Ho voted against a Chinese bill
because it was in conflict with our treaty
obligation, and President Arthur vetoed
tho bill on the same grounds. Whatever
may be his views on Chinese labor, he
did not speak or vote for its free admis
sion when in tho senate.
A Prohibition candidate for congress
in the Third district challenges Hon. B.
W. Perkins to a joint debate. Mr. Per
kins leplies that as he is a Prohibitionist
j there could bo nothing to debate, and ad
vises him to challenge the Democratic
or Union Labor candidate, as neither of
these men are Prohibitionists. But of
course the Prohibition candidates do not
want to say anything which might tend
to hurt the Democratic party. Mr. Per
kins advises the fools who would tear
down the Republican party as follows :
I have always understood it to be the
desire and aim of the reformer and evan
gelist to call the siuners and not tho righ
teous to repentance, and hence, if Mr.
Harvey is sincere in his professions, it
should be his aim and ambition to convert
the unbelievers to the doctrine of prohibi
tion, anft .!: frhf TiomiliHrvin nartv nf 1Cnn
isos has attested its loyalty to trie 1 cause of
J prohibition and good government'iu many
" "uuy coiuoieu cuiuimiku. anu as me
party ounoeu it m all these
measures of reform, all would naturally
suppose that in the candidates and party
utterances of the Democratic party Mr.
Harvey would find an opposition worthy
tl llC rwiwt- IntrtVw. o till rlatiiitniKnrr 1T
tiring efforts, and if bv his 'eloquence and
zeal he can convince the representatives of 1
that orcanizaiiou that the srood of society
and the best interests of bur couutrv de
mand that temperance and sobrietv shall
prevail, boundless shall be his honor and
eudlcss shall be his Rlorv.
The Lamed Coal. Salt and Gas com
pany completed its organization Monday
and sent a charter
to the secretary of
J. D. Botkin, whose name ought to be
Peter Botkin, is visiting all of the princi
pal towns of the state with his little"
speech. AVe see from our exchanges
that he is here, there andevewbere ex
cept in the pulpits of his district.
The first substantial evidence of dis
position on the part of the Union La
borites not to fuse with the Democrats
was the passage of a resolution by the
Labor convention at Stockton a day or
two ago not to nominate or support any
man for office who is in the habit of get
It seems tliat the whisky business at
Leavenworth is really closed out, four
hotels giving notice last week that if not
permitted to longer S3ll they must close.
Its a little funny after all these years, in
which Leavenworth has been cited as an
example for Wichita, the business seems
to have gone right along there in a way
that would have made Wichita blush.
At Put-in-Bay a dealer displayed a
mammoth watermelon labeled, "Repub
lican to the core," in honor of the pres
ence of General Harrison during his
visit there. Nothing could haye been
more appropriate. The watermelon is
the true leveller, and it does not dis
tinguish between the masses and the
An exchange pithily remarks that if
the women are to go to congress, the
women should be married women: it
don't want to be misrepresented. It
would probably make little difference
about that if Bob Ingersoll's idea of
granting married women divorcement
for the asking should obtain, and it no
doubt would if the sort who aspire to po
litical preferment should secure control of
the legislative branch of the government.
If the declination of Governor Hum
phrey, or tho stato central Republican
committee for him, to meet Judge Mar
tin in joint discussion during the pending
canvass is going to reduce the Republi
can majority in the state to the pitiable
number of seventy thousand, as is
claimed by tho Topeka Democrat, wo
enter our protest and insist that the joint
debate go on. Such margins as that are
liable to jeopardize the future of tho
party. Only seventy thousand majority!
Perish the thought.
The Kansas City papers compliment
Hon. Wm. Warner, the representative
in congress from that district, for the
very able manner in which ho has en
gineered tho Oklahoma bill, which now
bids fair to be passed by tho peesent ses
sion. Not only on this measure but on
every other affecting tho interests of his
constituency, without regard to party,
he has shown himself faithful and la
borious, and his district will bo tho loser
by his declining to serve it beyond his
The Democratic press are trying to
relievo the embarrassment Mr. Cleveland
has brought upon himself by his contri
bution of ten thousand dollars to tho
campaign fund of his party, by assert
ing that Mr. Blaine, four years ago, con
tributed a much larger sum to his party's
expense fund. If truo their counter
allegation does them and their champion
no good. Mr. Blaine was not in office
and not a candidate for re-election, and
consequently could violate no provision
of the civil service laws of tho country.
It is this last point upon which Mr,
Cleveland is criticised.
Warner Miller, tho Republican nomi
nee for governor of New York, is one of
the men who benefitted by the withdraw
al from tho senate of Roscoe Conkling
and Thomas C. Piatt, succeeding tho lat
ter for his unfinished term. In 1S87 ho
was defeated for re-election by Frank
Hiscock. Mr. Miller is a paper manu
facturer, and has much strength among
the farmers because of his service in pass
ing the oleomargarine bill. It is claim
ed by those in a position to know that ho
will cany tho rural counties of New
York by somewhat more than the usual
The reports sent out in the dispatches
descriptive of the tours of tho Judge
Thurman remind one very forcibly of
the bulletins published by the attendant
plvysicians concerning tho condition of
some distinguished patient. The actions
and movements of the Old Roman are
more those of an invalid than an active,
vigorous statesman, such as his grooms
men would have tho public believe him
to be. And in the main the judge's ef
forts at speech making bear out that
idea. Such begging appeals as he made
at Lancaster. Pa., Wednesday, in behalf
of his superior on the ticket and himself
must have produced a feeling of pity in
those to whom he spoke, rather than an
exalted estimate of his forensic ability or
It will be pleasing to Mrs. Helen M.
Cougar's Republican friends to know
that she is making a vigorous light
against General Harrison in Indiana, She
is supporting General Fiak for piesident
and bitterly denounces the Republican
party. Helen wheedled many a good
dollar out of Wichita on various trips as
pay for her silly clap-trap. She not
only lived off of tho gullable, but saved
enough to make a trip to Europe last
year. The Republican central committee
of Indiana wouldn't have her so she has
gone over to the enemy. Helen is a
lively claquer. Her preference is for a
dry goods box or a wagon on the corner
of some street after dark. Why that is
so we never heard explained. She holds
for the open air meeting, but does not
like to face a crowd by daylight. Were
she diffident or modest no explanation
would be needed, but she is neither.
The cause of home rule in Ireland will
find, no doubt, a valuable accessory in
the movement in the same direction now
being organized in Scotland in its own
behalf. The condition of tho two de
pendencies and their history leading up
to it are almost identical, and the cir
cumstance that the Scots have more
quietly submitted to their fate, has un
doubtedly militated against the Irish in
their efforts to regain their long lost po
litical estate. The policy of submission
that has been pursued by the Scotch peo-
Ple h spared them the rigors of British
persecution experienced bv their Irish
brethren, but it has brought them no
nearer the goal of their patriotic desires
than has been attained by the latter
from their reverse policy. If the two
peoples shall mako common cause, act
ing unitedly and in concert, their
chances for successcannot but be greatly
The Fiftieth congress lacks only
twelve days of being in session as longest
in the history of the country, L e. three
hundred andgtwo days. And yet the
work actually done that is calculated to
benefit the country might just as well
have been done in half the time. But
that is not the worst feature of the situa
tion. Much of the most important work
of the session remains to be done. Be
yond the ordinary appropriations for the
current expenses of the government,
some of which bills have not yet been
acted upon, the controlling party in the
house, in whichj such legislation must
originate, has done nothing or proposed
nothing for the reduction of the surplus
in the treasury and the return of the ex
cess of money horded there to the people.
Meantime they keep up the howl about
said money being withheld from the
channels of trade for the benefit of the
people. Oh, demagoguery, thou art an
A significant feature of our American
growth is the rapid increase of English
landlordism on our soil. We hear a good
deal about the curse of Ireland in this
respect, and every steamer is eloquent
with the remonstrance of a suffering
people, but our own country is beginning
to furnish statistics well calculated to
turn public thought in the direction of
the evil that has overwhelmed our Irish
neighbors. Two English syndicates hold
in Texas alone an aggregate of 7,500,000
acres. A third syndicate has 1,S00,000
acres of American land. Sir E. Reid, K.
C. B., has 2.000,000 acres in Florida, and
a Scotch syndicate 500,000 acres in that
state. The London firm of Phillips.
Marshall & Co., has 1,300,000 acres in
this country; another London firm 1,750,
000 acres. A German syndicate owns
8,100,000 acres. An English company
possesses 700,000 acres in Mississippi;
another has 750,000 acres to its credit.
A dozen other foreign companies or in
dividuals have acres figuring in
the hundred thousands, including largo
tracts in different portions of this state.
Feudal history is only repeating itself,
and if decisive steps are not taken, and
that without delay, to stop these aggres
sions and undo what has already been
done, tho owners of the immense tracts
referred to will in time and a compara
tively short time have dependents not
less subservient and unhappy than the
poor creatures who waited upon the
barons of tho olden times. Forewarned
THE RESERVOIR QUESTION.
Attitude of Kansas Towards
Storing: of Water.
From the Denver Xows.
SCol. W. E. Hutchinson, of tho Wichita,
Kan., delegation, said to a reporter of
the News yesterday that considerable
been said upon the streets and about tho
hotels concerning the attitude of tho
Kansas people upon the reservoir ques
tion proposed in the basin of Colorado.
He very frankly stated that the people
of his stato were opposed very largely to
any scheme that threatened to disturb
tho course of the mountain waters on
their way to the sea through Kansas.
But so far as ho was concerned he had
been giving tho subject considerable
thought f lately, and since coming to
Denver had come to the conclusion
that whilst tho indorsement of
the project by the deep harbor conven
tion was not germain to tho object of its
call, ho considered it of equal importance
with it. He could not help expressing
his wonder and admiration of the prom
ises of enterprise purely mechanical
which promised to reverse so much of
the order of nature in the interests of
Tho colonel, who is practical in rueter
ology, as well' as theoretical, says that
since the oceans are tho sources from
which all of our inland water is drawn,
if hundreds of artificial lakes were creat
ed to hold tho waters falling in the
mountains, tho evaporating surface pre
sented to tho thirsty winds coming up
from the heated plains would be so
greatly enlarged that such winds would
be quickly charged with water; that
when ther came 111 contact with tho foot
hills of the mountains it would be con
densed by the cooler air about the hills
and mountains, and frequent showers
result. The frequency of this would
create new springs and streams,
which would flow off into the
depressions far to the east, and
create in turn lakes and rivers, with
abundant vegetation. These newer
effects would produce additional evapo
rating surfaces, with increasing similar
effects, as the waters worked their way
to the sea. Old streams might become
smaller, but new ones would form in
great numbers. This process would re
quire time of course. But it would evi
dently change the entire climate of a
large section of country 11 a major part
of the water in the Rocky mountains
was to be so held in reservoirs and ex
posed to an evaporating surface, thous
ands of square miles in extent, from
New Mexico to British Columbia. It
would involve a modification of the di
rection and force of the winds on the
whole continent possibly, and mako a
draught upon old ocean equal to a great
er body of water than constituted the
normal supply of the watersheds, lakes
and rivers" of the Appalachian
range from the Canadas to
Texas. Under such conditions the great
plains may be largely clothed in forests.
The absorbing and radiating surfaces
changed to that degree that southern
Texas would become almost if net quite
Said the colonel: "We live in an age
of miracles, and we in this country, with
all of our cleverness, have not dreamed
of the possibilities of the future. The
genius of our civilization is materializing
tho obiects of our wants as if by magic.''
Ho said the question as to theory was
worthy of the investigation of scientists,
in order to pave the way to being prac
tically demonstrated in a manner that
could" harm no section while the trans
formation of climate was being tested.
Novel but Not New.
A Louisville, (Ky.) gentleman has sug
gested a novel idea that may be worth
following up. In a conversation with a
Chicago News reporter, he said:
"When New York state goes to killing
its criminals by electricity we ought to
be able to finallv determine whether or
not a fatal flash of lightning does photo
graph surrounding things on the skin of
i he victim. 1 havo with my own eyes
seen on the shoulder of a man killed by
lightning in Kentuckv a very fair repre
sentation of a tree. The main trunk and
the branches could be plainly made out
and the liner limbs and twigs were par
tially distinct and partially blurred. At
the time I was told by a gentleman that
he had seen on the back of a woman who
was killed at Frankfort, in 1S5S. a clear
and unmistakable picture of the fireplace
ner which she was standing when she
was struck with the fatal bolt. There
are. I understand, a number of sizuilar
authenticated cases on recod, and if the
ew Yonc doctors will examine their
subjects for this very curious phenome
non we mar learn some interesting and
yst'y'iSJiir v - v
A TREMENDOUS BLUNDER.
From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
It is much easier to understand why
Mr. Cleveland wrote his message on our
relations with Canada than it is to sse
why his constitutional advisers did not,
under threat of resignation, if necessary,
prevent him from making tho most
stupendous and extraordinary political
blunder of the time. Tho president is
one of those stubborn and determined
men to whom every disappointment be
comes an intolerable personal grievance.
He addressed himself, long ago, to the
task of contriving some settlement of tho
questions in dispute between the United
States and Canada, and selected his own
method of doing it. That method being
disapproved by congress, he proceeded to
carry out his plan upon his individual re
sponsibility. Then, the work of his
commission having been rejected by the
senate, he issues his document, while
fresh and smarting from the mortifica
tion of failure. That Mr. Cleveland has
a vindictive temper is shown by his
treatment of all who have withstood
him even though acting from conscien
tious conviction. That he is destitute of
a sense of proportion in public acts, and
unmindful of the dignity that befits his
office, appeared as long ago. as when ho
descended to active participation in a
New York City campaign. Both of
these qualities come to the surface in
full strength in the bitter, illogical and
purely personal message that he has put
before the country.
On sober second thought even his
closest friends must admit that he has
fallen into irreparable error. That he
is not actuated by a desire to preserve
and defend tho dignity of the nation
and the rights of its people appears
from his willingness to sanction a treaty
that ignored those purposes. That ho
seeks now as eagerly to pick a quarrel
with Canada as he did a abort time, ago
to placate her by surrender is shown 111
his long reference to canal tolls, a matter
already under consideration and one in
which the Canadian government has pre
pared to do what is fair and honorable.
His argument leads simply to this dilem
ma: either what he says of Canadian in
solence, aggression and denial of the first
principles or international comity is
false, or, if true, he was guilty of unpar
donable treason to American interests in
attempting to close with such a people ti
treaty agreement that guaranteed us no
protection. The message voices only Mr.
Cleveland's personal quarrel: and it is a
quarrel not only with thejDominion, but
the United States senate and the Repub
lican party, for assistance in which he
would commit the nation to a policy un
approved by the people and terminable
only by open rupture.
The results ot acceding to the presi
dent's proposition are of two kinds. Tho
immediate effect would be to lay an em
bargo upon international traffic unknown
to tho world since the time of Napoleon.
To apply the knifo ruthlessly would bo
to maim American interests quite as se
riously as those of Canada. From Mjiino
to Oregon the great interchange of traf
fic and the interweaving of transporta
tion systems would be struck down at a
blow. Business relations concludod in
these years of uninterrupted intercouse,
relations now involving the future mil
lions of capital on both sides of the bor
der, would be struck with instantaneous
paralysis. Tho beneficiaries would bo
one or two great cities in this country, to
whom retaliation would bring a more or
less complete trade monopoly, and sev
eral great trunk railway companies, who
have been moving heaven and
earth to cut off the Canadian
competition that has assisted the
people on this side of the boundary to se
cure cheap transportation service. The
injured parties would be those great
communities which extend along tho
northern frontier, and tho business cen
ters from Portlandt on the east to tho
western extremity of Lake Superior.
The ultimate effect could bo nothing
short of an actual declaration of war.
Transform this business summary of tho
situation into the political terms, remem
ber that it is along these parallels that
votes must bo won for the Democratic
ticket within the next two months, if it
is to escape aeieat ; consider tne impor
tance of the business man's vote, and
the egregiousness of the president's blun
der begins to appear. As a vote-winner,
his message has not the poor attri
bute of "smartness." It will cost him
more in New England, in Ohio and in
the northwest than any other act of his
A Prophet at Homo.
Fort Scott Monitor.
After struggling for years, Judge Gal
loway has at last achieved fame. The
judge should not become proud or stuck
up. however. Ho owes his greatness to
the fact that like sorghum sugar, Drake's
cement and numerous other products in
diginous to this locality, ho went from
Fort Scott. Wo have lots more like tho
judge down here who think they can
manage a campaign or any other busi
The Contract Let.
Garden City SentmcL
Captain William Anderson, general
manager of the Kansas City & Sabine
Pass railway is home from Europe, where
he has been in the interest of his road.
The contracts for the first 170 miles of
Kansas City have been let to the well
known contractor, Mr. R. P. McCormick,
of this city. The contract for sixty
miles of steel rails has been let to the
Edgar Thompson steel company. They
are to be of tho latest approved pattern
and will be sixty fpounds to the yard.
Contracts for ninety miles of ties have
been let to local parties along trie of the
road. The delivery of these will com
mence the first of next week.
A Visionary Ke3iduo
It may be affirmed with safety that
tiiird parties havo never been successful
in this country. The practical ideas of
any and every third party have always,
though often slowly, been adopted by
one of the great pcriies, and by it made
part of the legislation of this country.
The visionary residue of all third party
creeds, rejected by practical statesmen,
has continued as the myth of a small
and and constantly dimishing number
of impracticable people long after tho
vitalizing elements havo become actual
and active laws.
Barber county is shipping peaches east.
District court for Harvey county wa3
adjourned by the presiding judge for two
weeks from last Tuesday.
Newton society folk are doing their
best to make Kirmess of their local his
trionic talent this wyk. They will
The Santo Fe contemplates putting in
water works at this point. The plant
will cost in the neighbornood of f 10.WW)
cost in the neighborhood of $10,000
will bo for the exclusive .-e of tho
DanTXewton Republican. j
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The El Dorado Times announces the
death, on the
ird insL, of James Fisher, j hlH anan: th his left Jiand and wth her vtx&bxterr. -Ye a? & Enr
Jo. K- l.tb Indiana mfan- h5s nsht drevr uis pjJ;toi amj tlT& point IibTroaa to the !st wist of her eL
lieutenant of Co.
try. He lost a leg and sustained otlier
severe wounds in the war for tho Union.
It reouircd three hundred and sixty- j
two Jjallots for the Republican senatorial J
convention at Clay Center to decide who J
shontd ronrewmt the district In the state !
senate. Harkness of Clay county, finally j
- 'ilS - K i a-i .-?-Piy-si-i-i KEr-figesSBLftfty.
MDRSDAT, FRIDAY A! SAT1MI,
50 dozen mens unlaundried starts at 48
cents, worttL 75 cents.
65 dozen at 68 cents, regular price $1.00
Our entire stock of mens half liose at 15,
21 and 24 cents a pair, every pair guaranteed
to be worth double the price.
A big lot of mens suspenders, choice for
25 cents, many of them worth '75c and $1.00
Another lot of misses cotton hose in
black and desirable colors, fall weights, price
25 cents a pair. It will pay you to look at
New plushes at 36 cents, they are good
value at $1.00.
New all wool suitings at 36 cents, they
are good value at 50 cents.
Our Carpet Department shows an un
equaled stock to select from in all kinds of
Carpets, Oilcloths, Rugs and everything in
New Goods in Every Department
Low Priees on Every Article.
116 TO 120 MAIN STREET.
Tho city of Marion has become so or
derly that the city council decided to
dispense with tho services of night
watchmen and will consolidate tiie
offices of city marshal and street com
missioner after the present month.
Tho Hoisington State bank of Hoising
ton, Barton county, has filed a charter.
Its capital stock is" $r0.000, and the di
rectors are A. J Hoioington, A. II. Ad
kison. W. J. Burjrcss and W. Jones, of
Garden City; A. S.Cooke, of Hoisington.
Tho Advocate, of Surprise, and Com
mercial, of Appomattox, have consolid
ated, as there were too main' papers in
proportion to tho business being trans
acted. The name under the consolida
tion is Commercial. The paper is pub
lished at Surprise.
Tho Republican representative conven
tion for the Eight3-hfth district met at
Conway Springs Tuesday and nominated
Dr. Janoway, of Argonia. for that jo&i
tion. Tho convention for the Eighty
seventh district was liolden at Caldwell
the same day and S. II. Homer nomi
neted. A field on the farm of Hon. J. S. Hoi
linger, of Rinehart township, Dickinson
county, yielded forty-three bushels to
tho acre this season, while a cornstalk
field on Lincoln Ilollinger's farm near
by averaged thirty-seven and a lialf
bushels, and it was a poor year for wheat
in Kansas, too. Reflector.
The first case tried before tho Garden
City circuit court of violation of the herd
law resulted in convicting the defendant
of allowing twenty -one head to run at
large out of a herd of three hundred.
The penalty is $1 a head, nnd costs. The
only point that bothers us is how tho
trial jury could criminate twenty-ono
head and excuipato two hundred and
seventy-nine caught in the same act?
The Harper Sentinel claims to havo
discovered a $10,000 steal in connection
with the count' affaire. The Sentinel
says that the figures showing the
lation of tho county were forged
old county ofiicers whose salaries wero
regulated bv the population, ano that
instead of the county having 18,000 or
even l.j.OOO, it has a much les3 jopula
tion. It calls on the officers who drew
the large salaries to refund.
The Kansas City Star says that tho
press of Kansas is giving the subject of
tree nlantinr some attention, but not as
much as the importance of the subjfH.t
demand?. This in face of the fact th.it j
in the last ten yeara 75.000 column arti-'
cles have appeared m the Kansas pap"nj j
vwiiiu-. ul ,vw,'.n.-, uv c ii4 t-.. '
But the Star's intentions were all right ,
Tho Fort Scott 3Ionitor of V. ednesday
gives an account of a. thrilling expsn-
ence a young man nad witn a brace ot
footpads near that city Saturday even
ing. The young man, 3iangus bv name.
was out nding witn a young lady, and say to ftla, eTca thoMh fca zne3i toTW
at the point of the encounter ono of tho perfectly salable. "Wccre tho h harm
highwaymen t&ized hia hcr by the j you bern all this tics!" It wsfoci3.of
bridle, while the other thrust a piatol t jrrwtiag whleh, whilo lateadtxl to bo cr
against his head and commanded him to clal, was nsplvseaat.
throw up. Instead of doing to, how-j Hs did sot deny that EsiisiaKiwcrf
ever, the young man grabbed h assail but be aM k ceTsr kaA ch Aasc
ant's gun and at the same moment J tho caas ci&is of ErurHakara wirra
sprung irom tne uuggy. p gn n t-
nig to fire tho robber struck Mnngus two
or thre times on the head with it. but
failed to do him khoob injury. As soon J
sprung from the buggy. His grin fi I-'
ns Munnij -t.-r?a rn tliA rrmnnil he filxl !
last at his bodr.
attrl a err at e
I uttered a cry ot entreaij w um pat to
come to bis rescue, but hehad departed
at the report of JIangua pistL 31angua
returned to the aty and reported what
had taken place, but when the oilkers
went to the scene the wounded man was1
JJKm? l c? rat- tvui urn loans.
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The Capital of II rax II.
Rio is a succession of disappointments.
Tho only really pretty placo is tho Botan
ical garden, which "berves to illuatratu
what the wholo city might bo. All
varieties of food aro peddled about, tho
venders attracting1 attention by clapping
pieces of wood together and uttering
pccidiar cries. Thero are plauty of street
car lines, and th cars are al ways crowded.
Everybody reads a morning paper going
down town, and an evening paper raturn
iug. Humming birds aro ai numerous aa
flic3, and at night tho air Ls full of firo
fltC3 that look llko a shower of stars. Tho
wonion havo a bilious look, and aro Invariably-
fat, while tho men aro Invariably
lean. Nctxt to her complexion tho ugliest
thing about a Brazilian woman is hur
voice Sho never goes ehopping. tho
servants doing it for her, or going to tho
ehop3 and gutting saniplea. from which
eho makes her solectiona at home. Sho is
famous for her embroidery, made by Lcr
own hands. Sho is generally Intelligent,
learns readily and baa conaidcnible wit.
Sho never goes out alona to call on friends
and receives no gentlemen except Jn tLo
iresenco of husband or parents. Wil
lam E. Curtis.
Cause of I'reiaaturo Ao.
"I have COO grsj hairs In ray head and
I'm only 30," uaid a friend to mo. and
coming down In a Btreet car another
friend took up tho earno thexau and aaked:
"Why 13 it wo get old to quick In thb
country I could not bit, sot bdng old.
"Wo Hto In finch a hurry Lo eald,
answering hia own question. "All wo
think of in getting money In this country.
In tho old country they think of upending
it. I mesn that wo aro reckless of ho.r
tho money goca after wo ct it. and a
wo are extravagant ami need moioinoaey
and btrivo harder to got it, and gvt old
young. I bellevo there ro nioro lunatics
In this stato of Now York with it Uto
and a half millions thsa la all Franco
with its thirty-coven millions. Jn Franco
a men regulates his spending. Ho ha eo
much Lncosicw Ho makes Up u ia.r 4
i It will, and lives in a regular and method
leal fasnlon en that basis. Ho doesn't
grieve for mora because bo can get com
fort ont of irbat ho has. But hrr we
aro to anxious to mako that wo neither
spend with economy nor get comfort oat
of what wo spend. Wo wasto on
strength to get ft, and then wuta what
we jjajn, for wo don't ret tbo uooti of if. "
TTotxnlty Ltatrsz the HaglUh.
I beard an Cayllf.hmaa. s&y, not long?
ago, that tho rrasoa ha liLed u b4usso-
dated with a certain otui in boeiziAMsX-
though that eaa was ot nrxy proraat la
never sworo at turn. Another josawho
offowi him a btr position, bo bcsitsUd
t go with because hs yrystvl his ec
veration wuh oaths. ot that t
Enirllshtaan was tach a teaderf&ct. but
he did cot liko such rongh lantmxn. Ha
fcsJd that It lrritst! hits U, hare &
vjuAby AsMricxns of 'Cfcs xpt- Or
&seaiy Aswricans of t
coars yon io not exsee? Nkwn
ojutjacfana xpB3o, fcst sa
wauaa wia not cjMerof thi
nn!tV rn , IhIui 1u1-&b U
CTirance-st e.hn win oaJy b "ruirn
under rassaally strong aotk3, "Terr
vexed. " Iaotlce last the Tong Acerl
cxas whose breJ are devotea to lskafrr
English caanrrs aro Terr soft sackes