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MAKSHAX.ti M. MUHDOCK, Editor.
The Leavenworth Standard files a
complaint that beer is a dollar a bottle at
the Topeka hotels, md the Topeka Demo
crat naively asks "where is the beer
purchased?" Oh, go 'long.
The Oklahoma' map compiled by Wig
gins and being executed by the Eagle,
Printing and Lithographing Company,
two and a half by three and a half feet
square, is the most correct and the finest
map ever issued of that territory.
Twenty-five indictments by the fed
eral grand jury against citizens and offi
cers of Omaha on charges of frauds at
Jhe late electionoputs that town pretty
well on the way as a rival to the south
in such matters. There is no excuse for
such things anywhere, but less, if possi
ble, in Omaha than in some towns south.
A packing establishment would be a big
thing for Salina, It could furnish meat
lor the entire northwest. Republican.
It would bo a good thing and you
tould find plenty of markets for your
products, no doubt; but it would be safe
to wait a bit on the legislature. If
certam proposed legislation should occur
you will probably not want to go into
Col. T. B. Sweet and Hon. P. J. Bone
brake, two of Topeka's best known cap
italists and bankers, arrived in our city
last evening and will remain for a day
or two, during which time they will
look the Icity over. The Eagle wel
comes them to a town whose bank clear
ings from straight business not only
equal, but show a slight increase almost
every week over the most inflated period
of cash transactions during the days of
big real estate transfers, or close on to
one million dollars tor every six uajs.
From Senator Sherman's statement of
the Samoan affair made in the senate
Tuesday, which was very full and com
prehensive, it would seem that the mat
ter is not bO complicated as has cenerally
oeen supposed, at least as far as the
tights and interests of the United States
ire concerned. There is certainly no
real ground for serious misunderstand
ing between this government and Ger
many, and if any trouble should grow
out of it, it will be a clear case of greed
on the part of the Berlin government.
It is rumored that Helen Gougar is
moving on the legislature. How would
it do to shut her and Burton in a loom
and let them talk one another to death.
Buzfuz Burton is a considerable buzzer
himself, but he would prove no match,
single-handed and alone, with that petti
loated cyclone from Indiana. Burton
deserves heroic treatment, but his re
mains would prove no very enjoyable
6ight after being run through a thresh
ing machine with no chance shut up
in a room all alone with that holy ter
ror, Helen, the Hoosier.
Catching upllie intimation given by
President-elect Harrison to General
Chalmers, who visited him shortly after
the election, the Greensboro (N. C.)
North State says that "what the south
wants is an administration that will for
get the 'southern question' as such, and
use all the power of the government to
protect every citizen in his rights, re
gardless of color or politics or place of
residence." It rests with tho southern
people to say whether that power shall
be exercised in a kind and generous way
or in a harsh or arbitrary manner. As
General Harrison remarked, the laws
must bo obeyed in tho south as in the
jjorth: That is all that tho Republican
i)arty asks; and it will not bo satisfied
with les3 than that.
Tho Emporia Republican of the 30th
contains a note signed "White Caps" ad
dressed to and received by a citizen of
that placo warning him to mend his
ways or leave tho community. The Re
publican very properly and severely con
demns the act. Tho laws of the state
are ample to protect society from the
contamination and wrong doing of evilly
disposed persons, if it bo properly em
ployed and given a fair chance, and those
who undertake to richt such wrongs by
extra legal means almost invariably
writo themselves down as more danger
ous to the community in which they live
ihan the reprobates they clandestinely
inveigh against, and merit the rigid en
forcement of the laws in relation to such
proceeding wherever and whenever ap
prehended in such transactions.
If the social and political situation in
France touching tho vital interests of
tho republic be such as are depicted by
General Boulanger in Ins brief address
to the electors upon tho sweeping Re
publican majority given him in Sunday's
election, that success is a strong and
gratifying augury for the perpetuity of
the republic, despito tho attempts of
Iho wily leader's opponents fbmakejitap
pear that ho had designs upon the empire
which they have alleged hebas for many
months been planning to re-establish.
Boulanger talks like a patriot, whatever
may be his actions hereafter. At pres
ent it appears to bo a most fortunate
thing that Boulanger appeared upon tho
arena as a gieat Republican leader at
the time he did. There is no sou of
doubt that tho royalist sentiment is still
prevalent to a considerable extent and
that it numbers among its advocates
many in high official stations.
The esteemed Leavenworth Times, in
commenting upon the question of fuel
supply, locally, makes reference to a
report that there is a possibility that
the Armour's may locate a branch
packing plant at that point, and by way
of encouraging the matter cites "the
cheapness of fuel there which, the
Times thinks, if properly laid before tho
packers would induce them to make a
much larger establishment than they
now think of erecting. But for the
Bttitude of Leavenworth towards the
packing houses at Kansas City and the
City of Kansas on the dressed beef ques
tion, the cheap fuel inducement might,
nnd probably would be entertained
by tho parties named, and per
haps others, but the antagonism man
ifested towards their business at those
places cannot fail to make such an im
pression that extraordinary inducements
will be necessary to disabuse the convic
tion of unfriendliness made uton them.
LONE BARD OF STRAY
This Is respectfully offered la response to Ms article
In Eagle of this dato.
Warlike bard of -Stray Horse Gnlch."
Why is It that you sih to squelch
Erratic thoughts from time to time.
While you may be quite near the top
Of lame's lone ladder, do not stop
To kick the fellow just below.
But keep a cllmblg, tho' tls alow.
You should not arm yourself with runs,
Kor pile on war paint till it stuns
The humble native of your tow n,
When out you start to v, In renown.
Tho' proud and hauprhty you may be,
But why, your readers fall to see:
While diamonds fctud your cross-barred shirt
Your coat fall's trailing in the dirt.
Tho EAGLE'S eyrlo yon Invade,
Don't een knock, and undismayed
Appropriate the easy chair.
Ask for a smoke, and then j on daro
To twit the Eagle on his muse:
CTwould honor you to tie his shoes),
Then In a low, uncertain tone
You hum. "Today I'm fifty-one."
And yet you lire, we know not why;
It eeemeth strange you did not die
Of very shame, but we conclude
iho Eagle slzad you for dude.
His heart In kindne's overflows
Toward the weak and then he knows
That all his wrongs w ill righted be:
W hen time winds up. ah, then 3 ou'll see.
We're glad you have to us made known
That Heaven may be the poet's home.
With this In view, here is our hand:
Just speak for us when there you land.
E. P. FOED.
Wichita, Kan., January 30, 1S33.
THE BUTCHERS' COMBINE.
There is no question that the trouble
with the high price of meat for the con
sumers is attributable to the combine
of the American Butchers' association.
The retail butcher is the man who is re
sponsible. Investigation shows that the
dressed carcasses are sold by the pack
ers on the closest possible margin and
that the producer of the beef is getting
less than it costs to produce the animal.
Still the so-called butchers or retailers of
meat are demanding the same prices
that they received six, eight and ten
j-ears ago. The packing house firms, as
is shown by careful investigation at
Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City, aro
getting their principal money out of
what tho butcher throws away, that is
the blood, entrails, hoofs, etc.
THE DRESSED MEAT QUESTION.
Tho Advantages of "Wichita's Live Stock
To the Editor of the Eagle.
Gextleman": I sold a car load of hogs
almost every week to Dold's packing
house since it was in operation. I real
ized from twenty to thirty dollars more
by selling them there than I would in
Kansas City. Two weeks ago I shipped
a load of hogs and one cow to "Wichita.
I paid $2 per hundred for that cow. The
best offer I got there was 1.80 per
hundred. I shipped a car load of cattle
to Wichita last Saturday, the 26th. I
paid 2.20 por hundred for them. I
realized in Wichita 2.40 per hundred.
The reason I realized that much was be
cause the packing house began to killing
cattle. Kansas is a cattle producing state,
so our legislature should induce eastern
capitalists to establish more beef and
pork packing houses in the state. The
injury to butchers would not be 1 per
cent, and 90 per cent would be benefitted
through it. Consumers can get meat at
reasonable prices out of the packing
houses. I was at Wichita Saturday on
purpose to see 31. M. Murdock, your
editor, but he was not at his office. I
could givo him a great many more ex
amples of it. I farmed in Kansas for
ten 3Tears. About seed corn: the ex
perience I had in it I found that the
Iowa corn did a great deal better than
any I know of. Wo tried it in 1875.
Last year I shipped a great deal of seed
corn to Greensburg and found it a hard
matter to induce farmers to plant this
early corn. The general complaint is
"the grains are too small and the lister
drops to many grains." If the Gilbert
plGv factory mako any improvements
on the lister plow it may be a benefit to
the farmers and to the company.
Tho re-election of Senator Harris by
the Tennessee legislature, and conse
quent defeat of J. D. C. Atkins, was not
a surprise, and was probably as well as
the dominant party in the legislature
could have done unless they had chosen
Colonel Colyar, the very able editor of
the Nashville American. But this was
not to be thought of, for while his De
mocracy is unquestioned on everything
else, ho is a pronounced protectionist.
and this disqua i ios him for so imporj
tant a station. It may be said of Sena
tor Harris that with all his bourbonic
propensities he is trustworthy, as was
evidenced by his safely keeping through
the war and returning when tho war
was over something like three hundred
thousand dollars that belonged to the
state school fund. Tho election of At
kins would have been regarded generally
in the light of a calamity to the state and
an infliction upon the senate.
The bill introduced in the state senate
by Mr. Legate, by request, making it
mandator- on county officials to recog
nize as the official organ of the county
such newspaper as shall have been pub
lished at tho county seat for twenty-five
years consecutively, while it would no
doubt be declared unconstitutional, be
ing strictly class legislation, is neverthe
less based upon the correct idea as re
gards a matter of justice and right. The
object for which certain matters provid
ed by law shall be published in a news
paper is that tho citizens of the county
may bo informed thereon, and the fact
that a paper has lived twenty -five years
in a community is prima facie evidence
that it is no longer an experiment and
that it has public recognition as a reput
able enterprise. At present there are
perhaps less than half a dozen papers in
the state that would be benefitted by
such a measure if it were enacted, but
the number would bo added to largely in
the course of a few rears.
Mr. W. E. Beau, in a recent work on
the "British Farmer and His Competi
tors," argues with much force and truth
fulness that unless tho area of grain
growmg in the United States is greatly
and rapidly extended our country must
cease to be a grain-exporting country be
fore the close of this century. He argues
from -statistics that the growth of our
population, as shown by census returns,
is much more rapid than the increase of
our grain-growing area, and consequent
ly that our home market will soon ab
sorb all our cereal production, leaving no
surplus for export.
This view of the matter, superficial
though it may be, is, in the estimation of
the Irish World, not a subject for condo
lence, but for congratulation.
The comparatively insignificant values
which aro written up on tho other side
or the water to our credit for our ex-
ported cereals, to be paid for in debits
for foreign-manufactured goods, which
we are amply endowed with labor, skill
and capital to produce, constitute not a
blessing but a curse, from the industrial
standpoint, which will disappear as soon
as our agricultural supply is sufficiently
lessened or our home market increased
to consume it all at home, leaving the
residuum as fertilizers to preserve the
fertility of our soil for all coming gener
ations. But there is another and perhaps
equally important consideration, and
that is the fearful draft which our ex
portation of cereals causes on the pro
ductiveness of our soil, which is yearly
making itself more and more evident in
the diminished products, or, in other
words, the power of production per
acre in the older-settled states.
A century ago the lands about 3Iount
"Vernon, where Washington not only
was an extensiye wheat farmer but a
great wheat miller, bore the highest
prices in foreign markets for the
excellence of their products. Now,
throughout that and the neighboring es
tates immense forests have taken the
place of the grain fields, beneath the
branches and foliage of which are plain
ly visible the old corn-hills last hoed in
Half a century ago Rochester, New
York, occupied the same position that
Minneapolis, Minnesota, now does in
flour production, and Eli's flour was as
well known as Pilsbury's now is. But
New York's prestige was transferred to
Minnesota, and indications are not lack
ing that the decline of fertility in the
latters wheat and corn fields will trans
fer her prominence to newer compiti
tors in enterprise in the still farther
So lately as lS&i the depertment of
agriculture statistics of Indiana states
that in that year there were 123,000 tons
of potash and 87,000 tons of phosphoric
acid taken from the soil of that state in
the production of the year's crops, while
only 1,041 tons of phosphoric acid and Go
tons of potash were supplied to the soil
by all the commercial fertilizers sold in
Not many years ago farmers located
their barns and other out buildings
where food-waste was deposited over
running streams that it might be carried
to the ocean. Thank heaven, such sui
cide no longer prevails.
WHAT MAKES DEFAULTERS.
From tho Hartford Courant.
The Indianapolis defalcation revives
the cheap talk of the need of more checks
and safeguards and further protection
against fraud, which is always heard
when such troubles develop. But, how, we
beg to ask, is eveiybody to be watched?
Theie is a limit somewhere, be3ond
which the machinery of caie cannot
work. Human character, honesty, and
the regard for right are tho ultimate
checks, and their power is proved by tho
vast extent to which business is done to
day. Destroy the trust of men in each
other and the business of the nineteenth
century would stop short. It is done on
trust and confidence, and it would not
be done if in the mam the trust were not
The defalcation is like the earthquake.
This country has been supposed to be
out of the earthquake range 111 the main,
and out of the range of defaulters, too,
but there have been too many of both in
recent years. But they have not pre
vented tho rebuilding of Charleston or
the renewal of confidence in the eai th it
self; neither are they abundant enough
to destroy faith in human character.
Let any individual look at the chances
that occur daily for him to be defrauded
and then think of how seldom, if ever,
he has so sulfered. If we had no confi
dence, wo should have to begin each day
by taking our scales to be tested to make
sure they had not been tampered with
over night, then take tho scales to mar
ket so as not to trust those there, then
cany the meat home lest the market
man substitute another piece, and then
go through the same performance at the
groceiy store and so on, frittering away
our day in detective work without ac
complishing anything. And so it would
be fioni the small to the greatest trans
actions. People must be trusted; the thing of it
is to have them worthy of tho trust.
Right thinking and true and healthy
views of life aro necessary for this. The
knave must meet the fate fit for knaves.
Tlune must be distinctions between
property honestly acquired and property
whose history cannot stand inspection.
The man who has cheated others out of
a large fortune that he has acquired can
not be received as an equal among hon
est men without lowering the standard of
business honor and inviting fraud and
It isn't defalcation that breeds defalca
tion, Seldom a defaulter that doesn't
wish he were dead. It's tho successful
knaverv that invites to fraud, and the
respected rascal who weakens respect
for all property rights and for honor and
From Harper's for February.
The Ai tesian wells of Dakota are prob
ably the most lemarkable for pressure,
and the immense quantity of water sup
plied, of any ever opened. Moro than a
hundred of such wells from uOO to 1,G00
feet deep, aro today in successful opera
tion, distributed throughout twenty-nine
counties, from Yonkton, in the extreme
south, to Pembina, in the extreme north,
giving forth a constant, never varying
stream, which is in no wise affected" by
the increased number -of wells, and
showing a guage pressure in some in
stances as high as 160, 170, 17o and 1S7
pounds to the square inch. This tre
mendous power is utilized in the more
important towns for water supply, fire
protection and the driving of machinery,
at a wonderful saving on the original
cost of plant and maintenance, when
compared with steam. In the city of
Yankton a forty-horse power turbine
wheel, operating a tow-mill by day and
an electric light plant by night, is driven
by the force of water lowing from an
artesian well, the cost of obtaining
which was no greater than would have
been the cost of a steam engine develop
ing the same power, not counting the
continual outlay necessary (had steam
been emploved) for fuel, repairs, and the
salaries of engineer and fireman. What
has been accomplished through the aid
nn manufactories elsewhere, mav som? !
day bo rivalled on the prairies of Dakota
by tapping tho inexhaustible power
stored in natura's reservoirs beneath the
A Gratifying: Showing-.
The forthcoming: report of the Kansas
state board of agriculture will show that I
notwithstanding the talk of a bad season
and failure of crops, it is found that the
total value of all the farm products of
Kansas for the two vears ISteo and 1SS6,
was onlv $263,045,126, while that of 1S37
and 1SSS is $274,271,149, a gaid of $11,
201,119, or an increase in two years of 4.2
per cent. In the matter of Dopulation, it
will be shown that in the past two years
Kansas has grown from a state of 1,5G3.
733 inhabitants in 1SS6 to 1,618,552 in
1SSS, an increase in the biennial period
of 11S,S1S souls, ornearly S per cent
Eight new counties have "been organized
in the same period, completing the list of
the unorganized, in the state.
A new flouring mill to bo worked .by
wind, .and steam when nenied,iisbeLag
erected at Pfeiiler,
IS THE FRENCH REPUBLIC DOOMED?
There is a sort of superstitution in
France that no dynasty or form of gov
ernment in that country can endure
more than eighteen years. This belief
iias been held for a third of a century or
more, and the events which have occur
red within this period have served to in
tensify and extend it The belief is
based on a few important facts in the
French history of the past 100 years.
These facta are contained in the record
of the duration of each governmental
system in that period, which we will
here present in a convenient form:
Date of es- Years of
First republic 1789 15
First empire 1804 11
Bourbon kingdom 1S15 13
Orleanist kinedom 1S30 18
Second republic 1848 4
Second empire 1S52 IS
Third republic 1S70 IS
No form of government in France in
the past 100 years has passed the eighteen-year
mark except one. The Orleanist
liinguom, aitnougn given nere nas con
tinuing eighteenwyears in round figures,
actually lasted but seventeen years, six
and a half months, while the second
empire was in existence about seventeen
years and nine months. The only gov
ernmental system which has endured
longer than eighteen years is the third
republic, which, however, has exceeded
than span of time by less than five
The eighteenth year period has a fatal
import in I rench history. The reign of
Louis XVI was nominally about eigh
teen years, as he was crowned in 1774
and guillotined a few days after the be
ginning of 1793, although practically ho
had been out of power since the fall of
the Bastile in 1789, when the republic
virtually came into existence. Napoleon
I was dominant in French affairs about
eighteen years, beginning in 1797, just
before the establishment of the consul
ate, and ending at Waterloo in 1S15.
Louis Philippe, the Orleanist, and the
third Napoleon, who established the sec
ond empire, each reigned nearly eighteen
years. The duration of the Bourbon mon
archy of Louis XVII and of his suc
cessor, Charles X, which ended when
Louis Philippe went upon the throne,
lasted within two years of tho eighteen
The foregoing landmarks in the course
of French history for the last ten or
eleven decades will show the basis on
which the eighteen-year superstition
rests. The cycle is again completed and
the period is fully rounded out. Is
Franco on the eve of another revolution?
Has the republic reached the limit of its
evistence? Is one more illustration about
to bo given that a dozen and a half of
years of power is the maximum which
will bo allotted in France to dynastv or
governmental system? To these ques
tions the events of the next few days will
furnish an answer.
Representative Poe's resolution con
demning the use of titles of English origin
has attracted the attention of eastern
papers, among which is the Philadelphia
American, the only pper outside of In
diana that urged the nomination of Har
rison long before the convention. The
American is with Mr. Poe. Leavenworth
This, it seems to us, is whittling a
very small thing down to a very fine
point; so fine in fact that we fail to see
It. Whatever of disposition there may
bo among our people to indulge in titles
whether of English or domestic origin
and it must be admitted that it is next to
universal whilo it is one of the striking
idiosyncrasies of the age is yet purely
personal and withal a harmless matter.
Tho legislature Eurely can find more
important matter; something at least
worth the expense its consideration will
involve. There is a measure in refer
ence to foreign titles upon which tho
legislature can dfford to spend all the
time necessary to perfect, and that is
foreign titles in real pioperty. If this bo
properly attended to the people will have
no cause to fear any harmful conse
quences from the English title whim
sicality. The Omaha Bee brings out the follow
ing pertinent points in relation to the
dressed beef problem which is now being
very widely discussed by the public
The proposed legislation introduced in
Pennsylvania, New York and other east
ern states to place an embargo on the
sale of dressed beef will not benefit the
local cattle raisers and farmers of those
states. The consumption of meat far
outruns the supply. If laws are passed
for the inspection of cattle on the hoof
for the purpose of encouraging home
market, what is to prevent the railroad
companies from bringing live cattle
from the west? Such was the cattle
business before the great packing houses
of the west had sufficiently developed to
supply the whole country with dressed
beef. The bills to prevent tho sale of
western meat3 in Pennsylvania and
other eastern states, if they become law,
would necessarily raise tho price of
meat, and would benefit the lailroads
and local butchers. But the farmers
would leap no benefits. And it looks as
if the hue and cry raised over the issue
is merely an attempt to get the farmers
to pull the chestnuts out of the fire for
the good of the other fellow.
It appears from Bradstreet's reports
that there were only G79 strikes in 1S5S,
a decrease of 23 per cent as compared
with 18S7. Manifestly tho workingmen
of the country are learning that their
poorest advisers are the noisy agitators
who tell them that the best way to pro
tect their interests is to antagonize the
agencies whicli furnish them employ
ment. EXCHANGE SHOTS.
Tho Inevitable Result.
Kansas City Gazette.
Tho Kinsley Mercury thinks it a mis
take to attempt to interfere with natural
laws governing money matters. If there
is much monkeying with the interest
laws, foreclosure" suits will bo brought
against three-fourths of all tho mort
gaged farms in Kansas inside of sixty
davs. The farmer who has a mortgage
?a"hls place, which he hopes to pay off
bv re-mortrajrine: for the whole amount,
or in part, will be simply sold out. The
3fercury is of the opinion that there will
be no help for him unless some way be
devised for evading the law, and if that
should be done it does not require a
pronhet to forsee that the borrower will
get the worst of it.
A Trip From Kflr;g-' to New York.
John Briggs, of Kansas, prefers win
tering in the blizzards of the Empire
state to those of his own. In October
last he started for Silver Snrings, X. Y.,
with a span of mules hitched to a canvas
covered wagon, which contained his
wife, two children and a dog. The wag
on was fully equipped with bedding,
cook stove and eatables. Taking tho
overland route, he journeyed eleven
weeks and two davs. traveling in that
time Fome 2,000 " miles. He passed
throuch Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indi
ana, Ohio and Pennsylvania, striking
into New York near Jamestown. They
claim to have enjoyed the journey
Firmness Needn't Mean War.
With European powers so evenly bal
anced the full weight of the United
States thrown into either side would
send the opposite side flying into the air.
Notwithstanding the contemptible mili
tary and naval showing of the United
States, its latent strengthis well appre
ciated in Europe, and firmness in main
taining American rights and in.demand
ing redress for American wrongs on the
part of its official representatives,
coupled with the indication of earnest
ness furnished by a strengthened navy
concentrated at points where American
interests may be threatened, will almost
invariably result in a peaceable settle
ment of difficulties without discredit to
the national honor.
The Senate and tho Houso.
The house and senate never view any
given proposition or the merits or de
merits of an individual in the same
light. Even reporters on the same pa
per take on the coloring q the bodies
they represent. The conflict is irrepres
sibleeternal. Noble L. Prentis reports
the proceedings and incidents of the sen
ate for the Topeka Journal, Capt. Tom
McNeal performing a like service for
that paper for the house, and following
is their views of the same individual
taken within a half hour of each other.
As we didn't pay for either we chcoso
Col. Marsh M. Murdock was on tho floor
this morning and for a few moments oc
cupied a seat at the reporters' table,
where, in bis good clothes he looked like a
bird of beauty, whose bright plumage was
SDarkling with a thousand dyes amid a
flock of crows. Ho listened to the speak
ing with interest, whicli is the privilege of
the visitor at nearly any hour in the legis
Col. Marsh Murdock, editor of tho
Eagle, patron saint of Wichita and the
auburn-haired poet who invokes the muse
of the Nile of America, was a visitor at
the reporters' desk this afternoon. It is
rumored that when the Gieat Arkansas
coes entirely dry, Marsh stands by the
Bank and repeats his poem. Before he is
done the waters of the river begin to How.
They are drumming' up for a big wolf
hunt out in Kiowa county to take place
on the 4th of February.
Tho Jetmore Sif tings claims tho dis
covery of a four foot vein of coal at a
depth of sixty feet in tho eastern part of
According to the Index, the gypsum
works of 3Iedicine Lodge will soon be in
running order. This industry will give
employment to at least fifty men, and
The Salvation army will be in Salina
in the near future. Salina catches all of
the popular attractions. Republican.
The question that interests the Salvation
ists is what will they catch?
The oldest continuous resident in Kan
sas is probably 3Ir. Bennett of Atchison,
who came to the state seventy-four
years ago when a mere child. At that
time of course Kansas had no organized
territorial existence and was occupied
chiefly by Indians and wild animals.
A bill has been introduced in tho legis
lature by 3Ir. Hoch, of 3Iarion. provid
ing for representation at the Paris ex
position. As an advertising scheme for
the state it may bo proper to remark "in
Hoch signo vinces."
The bar association of Arkansas City
has drafted a bill for the division of tho
counto, the dividing line to run due east
and west on the north line of Beaver
township. Such division would leave in
tho southern county 180 square miles
more than the law requires. Dispatch.
Junction City is to vote during the
month of February on two propositions.
One is to give $20,000 to the Union
Pacific for terminal facilities, and $15,
000 to the Junction City & Fort Kearney
for the same purpose.
All Kansas teachers wishing to join
the procession to the meeting of the Na
tional Educational association at Nash
ville, July 17th to 20th, should send name
and address to President G. T. haircluld,
The editor of the Times was married
to a school ma'am at Douglass, twelvo
years ago today. Both parties aro ready
to testily concerning the question now
so generally asked of everybody, "Is
marriage a failure?" El Dorado Times.
Well, out with it.
One of the queerest applications to the
legislature comes from a town in the
central part of the state, for authority to
vote additional bonds to increase its
water supply. With two rivers running
all around the town, the city govern
ment changed the plan, the peoplo
voted to get its supply from one of the
rivers, and they blowed all their money
hunting for water in dry earth.
The State by Starlight.
Atchison sold last year $135,000 worth
The badges which go waltzing around
in the Kansas senate all have pages be
Kansas beems to be improving right
along in evory way but in the matter of
Another week has circled into the
eternal past at Salina without the estab
lishment of another newspaper.
Tho Kansas people may repent of the
levity in which tiiey have indulged con
cerning the mild winter when it comes
to cutting the ice to wash their sheep.
A woman at Topeka who keeps a cheap
boarding house fir members of the legis
lature has been accused of putting tape
worm medicine in the colTee of her
"The Alumni of the penitentiary" is
the title which Noble Prentis applied to
tho citizens who appeared to make
charges against the officers of the peni
tentiary. Topeka Journal: Bydd cyfarfod
pregethu gydar Cymry yn lie yr ysgol
am dn y y prydnawn Sabath nesaf yn y
capel Cpnulleidfaol Saesneg. 3Iael i
bawbfod yn bressnoL
The active hostility of G. Washington
Glick to the dressed beef industry of
Kansas City has been traced to tho fact
that he is fattening a couple of steers for
an Atchison butcher.
The commissioners of Seward county
have called an election for February IS
to vote on a proposition to issne $40,000
in bonds for the purpose of erecting a
court housa in Springfield.
The Atchison Champion has also se
cured the services of a moral philoso
pher, but hi3 liver is not quite so inactive
as that of Frederick Vandegrift, who
performs the same function for the
One man alone at Arkansas City 13
willing to give $10,000 out of hia own
"jeans" toward the bailding of a court
house and jail if the county seat can bo
removed to that place from Winfieid.
That offer will keep.
Sol 31illcr, of the Troy Chief, was ,3
years old the day that Plumb was re
elected so the United States senate for
his third terra. This coincidence will
tend to fix the dates of two very import
ant events in the public mind.
It has been discovered that there is not
a Baptist, Unitarian, Lutheran, Univer
saiist. Catholic or Epiicopaliaa in the
Kansas senate. It is crobably not gen
erally known, but the Methodist is the
state church in jv .
Ik Great Rash,
WHY? Bseaus8 tttey were unusually cneap.
CERTAI2TLTI Because they -were of a superior quality.
NATUBALLT! Because the designs were most exquisite. The
result was that we had no competition in the emhroidery
lina Our sales enormous and our immense stock com
' pletely demoralized. But
Here We Are Again!
Right in the front, with a new line, as cheap and lovely as be
fore. If the result of our efforts to please you before was a
success we will now more than discount it at this sale of new
Embroideries just from the loom.
JACONETS Wide and narrow, 1 inch to 9, to 20 inches, to
45 inches, Florenca
ITAESrsoOKS Insertings and edges to match, in sets to
SWISS Edgings and insertings to match, sets and
THESE WE HAVE, AND THESE YOU WANT.
1 At 1 cent. Bed and white
blue and white; value 5c.
LOT 3 At 5 cents. White Jaco
net; value 9 cents.
LOT 5 At 6 1-4 cents. Jaconets
edge and inserting; value
12 1-2 cents.
LOT 7 At 8 1-3 cents.
LOT 9 At 14 cents.
-All These are Worth
This is not a sale of trashy
cloth, but real genuine Jaconet,
TMs Sale will continue until Thursday.
THE COLD WAVE CAUGHT YOU.
A BLIZZARD IS COMING.
You will require warm comfortable bedding. We will
make a first-class, low priced, genuine blanket and com
40 pairs high colors at' 247 cents
30 pairs grey at 258 cents
25 pairs grey heavy at 294 cents.
17 pairs white heavy at 492 cents
19 pairs white fine at 622 cents.
-You will require a
116 TO 120 MAIN STREET.
The Kansas solons who visited Kansas
City on Saturday to inspect Buffalo
Jones' herd of bison acquired such an
access of knowledge in the line of nat
ural history that a number' of them
found their heads too big for their Imts
The Hon. W. A. Phillips of Salina is
going to try his hand on Frank Wilke
faon, tho New York Time's Kansas drouth
and blfzzard specialist. Colonel Phil
lips' article will appear in the New York
Tribune. The roast will be one that will
It turns out that Colin Campbell, who
was spoken of by the Topeka Capital as
tho only hold-over Republican jostmas
ter in Kansas, is a red hot Democrat, and
was the first postmaster in Kansas to re
sign when Harrison's election was an
nounced. WOMAN'S WEAR.
Belt, collar and cuffs of shirred ribbon may
bo worn with a blouse waist, cud mako n.
dressy garment out of a plain one.
Tho high Charlotte Corday bonnet just
brought out In Paris is taking welt It Is tho
despair and confusion of theatre goers.
Mothers who wish to bo Intensely English
will bo glatl to learn that in Europo no
child's hat Is completo without a windmill
An authority declares that though white
fur may tw worn in tho street, wliite feather
boas there ore as inappropriate as a ball cos-
tumo would bo.
With empire and dlrectoiro styles Paris has
adopted for day wear tho nets, gauzes, mua-
lins, and so on, that used to bo held appro
priate only to ovening costume.
Corduroy hehss to mako many of tho mere
notable winter walking dreshcs, nnd b no end
stylish when combined with dark brown
cloth and trimmed with solid black.
Butterflies of beaded laco now hover about j
the hair They aro not to attractive as tho .
tmy laco caps that now go with tea gowns, (
and aro trimmed with ribbons to match their
A new French fancy for low cut evening
gowns is to wear with them a wido ribbon
overono houlder and knotted close- under
tho other arm, upon top of which is set a
drooping cluster of Cowers.
Coifrure3 aro smaller than those of last
winter, and in general worn high by fell
It is loose and low upon the nock, or else
crown iTomen. JIitacs aaect tne caaognru.
fcanslnjr ana uea witn & trtg tone.
If any group cf bridesmaids wish to get in
all the papers lot them tie their bocqnets to
sticks even longer then La Tcca canes, and
hold them stiSly upright thronghont the cere
mony. ThUwas done the other day at a swell
violet wreathSj clusters, md to on, that ti
milliners hsvo been thrusting upca rxt Ittm
several winters past, now appeer on both the
hats a?A bonnets of many of the best drtfflers
both here and over sea.
Parisian house end carriage gowns thls win
ter are cotsceahle chlt2y tar tfceir Itrge d
mfrtcre cf while. Wl&a borders cf white
fur edge many cl the taadjotseiifilrts, acd
tunics cf white wool Htrtsd fa the colcrc
the undergarment are wcra over velvet
skirts of every tmo.
A new r?y very hoadsotna lacs pin U
fcrmal cf two eddea sccarec, Irierkicldrr
at the ccraer. with a tzzckj cpal ia the cm-
in?. Even mere aUrscdve U a breaetpia cf
gold shaped as a straw bcanet. Itfaoma-
seated wita a wreath of rrsmeferf fcrsrer
aad thrtaa thrccga wfcb a pearl bea&d pes.
Good cashmere cad HorietJA cloth, ia all
colors, are ranch oxd Icr f dress gowE.
wUh folds cf Cfcisa. crape cr India eSJccro-
isges:fcehrecst,ed firmisga rxSJebeJew
tbeeibcwsTe.,or e! a pslT through tha
frr-wwi shaped tlsuh at lop cf iheia. Irsr ,
IcrkD3msrchUAdrrier. ' i
for to JiMta
Stock all Up.
LOT 2 At 3 cents. Hed and
white, blue and white;
vame S cents.
LOT 4 At 6 14 cents. White
Jaconet; value 10 cents.
LOT 6 At 7 cents,
value 15 cents.
LOT S At 9 cents.
LOT 10 At 15 cents.
Double Their Value.
embroidery on very poor scrim
Nainsook and Swiss fabrics.
22 pairs extra heavy scarlet $4.42
18 pairs extra fine scarlet $5.62
19 pairs extra fine scarlet S6.32
12 pairs extra fino white $5.18.
10 pairs extra heavy white $7.48
Blanket. Buy one at-
ACTRESSES WITH TITLES.
Henrietta. Sontag was tho Countoea Rossi.
Faulino Lucca is tho Baroness von Wall
iillo. Goby, of tho VaudovUle3, b tho Cotn
tefcwj do Louvieres.
Tho great dancer, TagUoai, married Count
Gilbert les VoUius.
ilmo. Christiuo Nihson la now tho Cotntusso
Virginio Iloissot, tho accomplished circus
rider, is now tho Princess do Iicuss.
The favonto tragic actress of Vienna, Char
lotto Wolters, is tho wifo of Count Boihvau.
The present Marchioness of Allosbury was
Miss Dolly Tester, of tho ljoadoa opera iKniffo
Allx Bressant, daughter of tho famous
actor of tho Comedio Francois, is married to
Tho Viconitosso Vigicr, of Nice, was origi
nally Mile. Hophio Cruvelll, tho prima donna
of tho Grand Oiera.
Mmo. Mario IleObroa, tho French prima
donna who created Massenet's Manon, Lr
coxo the Vicomtesso do ia I'&nouno.
Tho Baronnedo Caters was tho daughter of
tho famous Lasso Iablache, and was origin
ally educated for tho stage.
Mine. Mario Ianreat ros born a Do Luguet.
And ML Fcraudl, of the Comedio FrancaLw, la
really tho VIconito do Feraudy
Thereso Elszier, tho sister of tho celebrated
dansouso Fanny EksJer, became tho wifo of
tho Archduko Adalbert of Bavaria.
Miss lllfco Honsler, tho American prima
1 donna, married tho latoklnjr consort of Por-
tagal, the father of the present king.
Miss O'oil, the finest Juliet over known to
tho Britiah etac. became Lady Becccr. Mka
Victoria Balfo became Lady Thornton.
Tho charming Adsie Dumilatre, th load
ing dacswoao Ecmo fifty years ago at tho
Grand opera, married in 1S43 tho Cotmt del
221c Clery, of tho VaudaviUe, vrho crIil
&, roloof thoCcmntcs Oiga in "Fedora,
rejoiced in priruVa lift in tbo carao cf JuHa
de Pistorino do Clery.
Tbo Usaatifnl lisaa. PreUy, who at oa
time was the star of tho opera boofTe com
peny at th Faliea Dramaiiqotx, was born
a De PommoTT&c, and was th wife cf tha
Baron do Prales.
ETIQUETTE IN THE SADDLE,
is looiut vrcD to tcu a l&dr caateriaz boddu
a gentleman who is trouimf. but the rererw
never seems quite good form.
Tbo English rule for country ridmj and
the park alike reqsiroi a gentleman to pail cp
and pass a lady, if bJoss, at a waTk, htbcr
jfce bo on f oct or on hcrsebar!c
In the Uiited fjtato top boots Icr th
gram aro by no means do rlgncr, and ender
T2SJ drccmctances vouid saver more of
pretense than of reolccEtiiity
The em prow of Aotri ii alraattly co
cither sid cf her borws, and baa tade made
in both jg. This pUn i tdojs&l by wrral
cf the cobls Utdiot c! Ecgland wbobsat regu
larly. The c&Jd tola the middle c the sad
dle, net oa either tlda The vrfat AesiM
brad inward so as to permit cf a K2 ply
cf ih wrist joint at each tC cf the harm ea
7kBcroeCTfcccIdcrr caster, bet thcnll
irct la a trsiaaa lite way. ristsg iafckftir-
raps, cr, If cecwaarr, shocM saScv ttiiizx
straight, srUa hands Urr end fart thrms
bed la t&s ctlr&pt.
i3 rkmg to a trot, bear outwardly wits
,$ bA, which -S1 kp the fcao eka
sgtlzaZ theid3eaad prevent th fc frcta
swayh&g al. At tfc isiao sm b carefal
cot to rim tzrewin t&a 'xii,
The adwstsc tl ridlss 00 tzsd cr
z&jcciscre th ort tr fsatlr hciaaecd.
When ridiag en the rih? tidj Csolsdr U pre-
uAd frcsa palaj iaJts; ua th lfi btr
eaxrt L esxhiatj sson qsjctlj ercia.'?lr to
liia b-fcor by ti head.