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MAHALI-Jl. 31UKHOCK. Hd'tor.
But seven more stars are to "be added
to our flag. Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona.
New Mexico, Utah, Indian Territory and
Alaska (ire the only territories left.
AVith the new treasurer under a heavy
bond and with the assurance that he
will not stav in on a pair of deuces, the
People of old -'Missoury" are again re
posing in ease.
The men who preach war the loudest al
ways get on the home guurdswhen war
htmlly does come. Exchange.
You might have added, "And are the
most valiant fighters when the war is
Another and an easier mode of death
than the French fashion of breathing
the fumes of charcoal has been discov
ered. Senator Blair says that the defeat
of his educational bill is going to kill the
Baby McKee reciprocated the kind
and frequent mentions of himself in the
Washington press by touching an elec
tric button in the white house and
bringing out the lire department and
stirring up the whole city.
General Sherman is not going to die
w ith the uncertainty upon his mind that
lie will be buried and lie monuraentless
'or years, as in other notable cases. He
has bought his own monument, a thous
and dollar one, and he says: "The mo
ment I am buried it will be clapped on
It is doubtful that the board of regents
of the state university would have been
more severely censured by some of the
papers of the state had they tendered
the chancellorship of that institution to
Professor Canfield instead of the Jlinne
bota minister. It begins to look like a
case of "damned if you do, and damned
if you don't."
The Kansas farmer is not the only
grower who is onr-essed by rates. A
Florida grower nnplains that "it takes
three or four juarts of strawberries to
s-hip one." According to the price of
btrawberries per box in New York City,
this lellow's statement would have it
cost him two or three dollars for the
privilege of purveying to the luxury
living of the metropolis.
Secretary Blaine is determined on set
tling the Canadian fisheries question,
and to that end he is 6aid to be in con
stant communication with the British
government. The home government is
also negotiating with Great Britain, and
incidentally vith the Russian govern
ment for an acknowledgment of the
jurisdiction of the United States in Beh
ring sea. What could not be accoin
l lished vie et armis can and will be ef
fected by the peaceable means of equity
The agricultural community is prom
ised another sop of relief by the placing
jf eggs on the list of protected articles.
That industry needs some sort of inter
ference in its behalf just now, and no
mistake, to relievo the market of its
present overstocked condition. What
ever will do this tho quickest and most
effectively is what tho producers want,
i hether a rate of duty on the imported
article that will act as ah inhibition on
foreign production, or improved trade
relations with our neighbors will justify
tho exportation of our surplus product.
Tho Pratt City sugar enterprise is a go.
The site for tho works has been secured,
the ground slaked off and active pre
parations are making for the early bo
binning of the work of constructing the
buildings, railroad switches, etc. The
local managers are also looking after the
matter of an adequate supply of cane
and beets (we understand the company
will use both if the farmors will agree to
grow and furnish them. The Eagle
predicts that 1890 will bo a red letter
year for the sugar industry in Kansas
and will be tho formal inauguration, so
to speak, of a revolution in the matter of
bono production of that highly im
portant and necessary article of com
merce and consumption.
No. denr "render," Henry Booth and
Gen. Booth, of the Salvation army, are no
i elation whatever. Henry has gone gun
ning for everything in bight, but he did
not seem to see tho Salvation army. Sa
il i Republican.
To use one of Mr. Lincoln's common
c xpressions. this reminds us of an anec
dote. During the war a Dod' of Confed
erate cavalry cut off tho retreat of a
t-uiaii raiding party from the Union
army in Wo&tern Kentucky, and when
the officer in command of the Federals
offered his sword to the Confederate offi
cer m charge of the captors the former
remarked: "1 presume I have the honor
of surrendering to General Forrest."
"No, sir." whs tite prompt reply, "I am
I'olonel J. K. liuey, a braver and far
niuro dangerous man."
The matter of the Oklttltoma territo
tiiil bill before the house Thursday mcy
l construed by innocent settlers who
ure soekint; homes to'invade the strip, in
tuo excitement of the moment. Such
action is premature. The president has
ven notice that if necessary before
October the first he will issue a summary
oruer to the cattlemen to vacate, which
-- -ll be.t proceeding naturally preceding
a formal opening. There is no doubt
but that the president will open it in the
tame manner as Oklahoma. To allow
any of the present invaders to remain
would only be an injustice to a great
many lioineseekers who aro not yet pre
p.ired for such a proclamation. Tins is
! axnl on the supination that No Man's
1 And wiU lie admitted as part of the
Oklahoma territory as provided m the
J rjss bdl.
Topeka Capital: "The Santa Fe lias
shipped a car. load of hogs from Kansas
City to El Paso, a distance of 1,100 milee,
;.i lifty-seven hours, the fastest freight
run over aade.oer that route. The
lirs are bound for the City of Mexico."
11ns would s-eem to indicate that some
6ort of a truce to the commercial re
strictions that were imposed by the Mex-
in government upon imports from Uk
I nited States, the result of Mr. "Win
nom's ruling in regard to imports hither
of Mexican ores, have been removed or
modified. There is no trouble about the
prompt delivery of our products when
tii.way is open. And there is no sort of
doubt that our southern neighbors want
our food products as much a wa want
those- of their mines. A fair exchange ts
Sick ana lonelr and ul at heart,
I sat. one clay, in vay room apart.
The way seemed dark and I could not see,
Why so much of life's sorrows should be lor me,
" Tis nothing but Krlct and care." 1 said.
Till I'm almost templed to wish I were dead.
My lifo is so cold, so cheerloss. to dreary;
Ah: w onld it w ere ended, lor 1 am so w ear?.
.Is the hot tears were stealing. I heard a Taint noise.
And luto the room came one of my boys.
'Tvaa inv baby; my mischievous, five year old pet
"Is you cri ing.' "Why, mama, your oyeb are al 1 wet."
"I Is so glad you're here; I'se been looking for you,
I Ioe my tweet mama. I do, honest true."
As, tightly I pressed the dosr child to my breast,
ily heart it grew lighter, my soul eeemed at rest.
Then came my eldest merrily in "Hello little
mama," he cried:
"I ocl wrtiiitai to iuow you were lire, so now 1 am
Kiss me for lucfc, dear. I am coinjj to play;
tiood bye." and he laughingly bouude-laway.
And I had said life had brought me no Joyr
May God forgive me, 171 forfrotten my boys.
Oh: spurethem tome, with them by inyMile,
My life will be bright and Z, too, will bJ sarind.
It seems there was a mistake in the
statement contained in yesterday's dis
patches in regard to the Cherokee strip
being embraced in the Oklahoma terri
torial bill passed by the house Thursday.
The territory meant to be embraced, and
was so specified in the bill, is No Man's
Land, and not the strip. This will be a
sore disappointment to a larso number
of people who have already gone upon
j the strip and others who are now en
! vnntn Vlio- flirt i,fr.rrirji rf tllf TVIllttfiV
will be cannot bo conjectured at present.
The chances are that all who have gone
there or may go before some definite ac
tion is taken by congress to settle the
claims of the Cherokee Indians to the
lands will be required to vacate. If the
occupancy of those lands can but have
the effect of hastening such settlement,
the misapprehension above referred to
will be in the nature of a fortunate mis
take. This morning'3 dispatches are
more explicit as to the details of the bill
as it passed the house.
SOME faLICK SCAMPS.
Yesterday Mr. Ernst Kraft, of Cowley
county, was in tho city on business, and
while here gave his experience as a re
cent victim of a sharp swindlo that is
being perpetrated by a slick scoundrel in
the southern part of the Btate. The
scheme has been referred to and exposed
heretofore in these columns, but the ex
pose, it seems, has not had the effect of
stopping the robber's practice of it. The
fellow goes to a farm, writes a descrip
tion of it, draws a diagram of it, and se
cures all the data required, ostensibly
for some bureau of information or some
publication, and to show his "employers
that the information is correct, and has
been obtained by him in person and on
the premises,'" he politely requests the un
suspecting farmer to witness the state
ment by signing his name. lie goes
away, and in a few days the farmer is
informed that his note for a stated
amount has been left for collection at or
been purchased by some bank or loan
The question, who should stand the
loss, tho farmer who innocently and un
suspectingly signed the note, or the
innocent purchas.r of the paper? Clear
ly the man whose signature is surrepti
tiously procured and received nothing in
return is not morally bound for its pay
ment, and it --ould be a stretch of
the principle of equity to make him so
legally. The purchaser, too, is innocent,
perhaps, of any wrong intent, but ho is
in that line of business, and his transac
tions are based upon his judgment. If
he is imposed upon it devolves upon him
to hunt up the imposter and assist in
bringing him to justice. If an example
could be made of one or two such vil
lains. from a rope's end or state's prison
as go about the country on such mis
sions, the community would be very
promptly rid of their likes.
A Resume of tho State Bureau's Work
Wichita, March 14, 1890.
Since the Omaha meeting and the pro
mulgation of tho home-seekers' rate of
ono faro for the round trip from tho east
to Kansas, eastern, northern and south
ern people have sent in not only their
own names but the names of their friends
in such numbers that it has taken from
two to three clerks to enroll them. At
this time we have nine large books full
of names from all quarters of the union
and a few in Europe.
Judge E. B. Buck, president of the
Immigration Bureau, said yesterday that
he never till yesterday, when he made a
careful investigation, dreamed that tho
work could have so soon reached tho
magnitude and importance that it has,
or that in its incipiency it could have
provoked the interest and attention that
it has awakened. And in this connec
tion I wish to state that any county that
desires evidence of the people's anxiety
to come to Kansas and make a home,
and who believe Kansas is the very place
for them if what they have heard "in tho
last few months is true, can have the
snmo by vibiting this ofiicc. And I also
want to state that any auxiliary
of this state work can come
here and copy all tho names
they desiri'. We cannot keep up with
the worn of enrolling tho names that
are re-reived here from parties wanting
to know about Kansas, taid of course it
would bo impossible to make another
list and send to ail the counties that ap
ply for them m this way, but our books
and lists ar free to all auxiliaries who
wish to make lists from them, and in ad
dition to this there will be ibsued to each
auxiliary about once a week a large list
of what may be called first class matter
in the way of applications to this office
for information. Thus it will be seen
that the director of each county organ
ization will have a fresh list once a week
of all first class applications thst are re
ceived by the bureau. The director
should put a copy of these lists into
every man's hands in the count that can
By the proper handling of these lists
in each oounty, by sending to the names
in the lists good county write-ups in
your paper, and county pamphlets and
letters, every county in this organiza
tion can have a stream of people coming
into their county within sixty days. It
must be remembered that these names
are of people who are writing here for
reliable information about Kansas m or
der that they may judge as to the desira
bility of a home, if .you give them the
attention tliey deserve, your bread will
be cast upon the waters. Then, too. re
member that evey other auxiliary has
the same list and the one tliat can be the
most graceful in the truth will win the
Anv special localities that vou mar
want to cover, the bureau will do its ut
mot to give theai to you. Bat owing
to the great amount of work coming iu
it wonid be saler for you to come and
The executive boardA. R. Ford,
Kansas City, Kan.: C 1 Baffiagtoo,
Cherry vale: S. A. Martin. Eureka: G. H.
Soeneer, Ruseett: W. . Boko, Greeos-
1 fens; Hon. E. & Hoc, president. Win.
field; A. W. Oliver, treasurer and the
secretary met in this city on the 11th
inst. This was the full board with the
the exception of E. B. Drury, Atchison,
and Taylor Miller, Salina. The board
remained in session two days auditing
bills, reviewing the state matter of the
book and cutting down the county write
ups to the nnmber of words agreed upon
by the Omaha conyention, and a general
discussion of the work.
The treasurer's report showed money
enough to publish the first 100,000 copies
as agreed upon, and the bids all being in
that had been received, the contract was
awarded to the Wichita Eagle, its bid
being the lowest. The publishers think
they may be able to furnish some of the
books within ten to fifteen days. The
matter is progressing rapidly in print
now. and I read some of the proof sheets
before the contract had been signed two
The board also discussed at length the
next edition of 100,000. In this first
edition there is no advertising matter
whatever, not even a railroad cut. The
space is taken up entirely by state and
county write-ups. But in the next issue
the book will be open to advertising. It
does not need any one to recommend
what the value of advertising space will
be in the next 100,000 books, going into
the hands of five times as many people
coming here to buy proj. rtr and make
the necessary business acquaintance and
do business with those to whom they
have become introduced by a judicious
advertisement in this bdok.
A gentleman of wide experience from
Michigan said the other day that there
had never been a book of this character
printed that would bo of one-fifth the
value of this one. This is a compilation
of matter from scores of tlie best writers
in the state, while all other state, books
have been written by one or two men.
Now if all those who have written be
fore about advertising in the first book,
and all others who want space in the
next book, will address the secretury,
rates will be made. It is desired
to get the next issue out as speedily as
possible, because for every boolc that is
sent out there will be a call for ten more,
and for every dollar a man expends in
advertising in the next book he will want
to put ten in the one that follows.
The executivo board will meet at this
offico on April 14 to further arrange- for
carrying forward the work. At one
time it was thought that a meeting once
in six rhonths would be often enough,
but the work now indicates that the time
may soon come when it will well pay the
state to keep them in session one-half tho
time. Soma of the Sedgwick county
books recently issued and sent out from
here have borno good fruit. Five fami
lies have reported here m the past few
days, and come to stay, witli money to
buy farms. They were directed here by
reading the Sedgwick county pamphlet
just sent out within the last fifteen days,
and over a dozen more families have
been heard from, announcing their in
tention of coming. Their letters are
seeking railroad rates and other informa
tion. Take the libts that will be sent to
the directors of your county organiza
tion and send them papers and 'etters
and pamphlets. Every couuty should
have a twenty-five page pamphlet at
once as an exposition of your county.
Tell the truth. Tell all the good things
about your county. Talk for Kansas
and your county, and let the other
counties work the same way, I have
noticed, with a great deal of interest,
the work of auxiliaries, and I repeat
that all the information possessed by
this office is yours and subject to your
order, and will be furnished you so far
as possible and I am sure when you gee
your lists and operate as has been in-,
dicated you will have most flattering re
turns for 3'our toil.
A few years ago you could have
rented one-third of all the land in this
county. Today you can't rent ten farms
within thirty miles of Wichita. That
means that when the eastern man comes
he finds the land in use; he can't rent it.
lie has money and he will buy if it suits
him. If not he can be suited farther
awav, and Sedgwick countv never will
scowl on him so long as he buys land in J
The dates fixed for excursions by the
Trans-Missouri Passenger association for
home-seekers to come trom tho east, are
as- follows: April 20, May ISO, Septem
ber U, September 23, and October
14. Now it is a fact that the
railroads in Kansas through the
efforts of the Kansas Immigration
bureau, and the long and tedious
struggle of tiie Trans-Missouri Passenger
association in Chicago for sixteen con
secutive days with unrelenting vigilance
and agaiu&t an opposition that had to be
simply worn out to be defeated, have ob
tained for Kansas a home-seeker's rare
of one-half fare and provided means by
which county literature may be for
warded east without charge. This mat
ter is to be sent to the care of tho rail
road agents in tho east, and can there be
taken charge of by the party named by
the county organization for distribution.
It now remains for the people of Kan
sas to do their part. We have asked for
a rate: they have granted it. We re
quested our advertising matter forward
ed free: they have provided for the
bame. We requested that transporta
tion bo given our agents to go east. The
plan is for you to select a competent and
reliable man with such local recommen
dation as will be unquestioned as to his
safety and ability to do the business for
which he is selected, make your applica
tion to the proper railroad official, which
will be referred to the bureau for en
dorsement and returned to the railroad
for action, and from them forwarded to
Your application will have to go to the
railroaas first and then referred here.
But it will be useless to make any appli
cation without 3-0U have a strong en
dorsement of your county organization.
Please observe the above and it will save
you fruitless work and delay. Any rail
load will consider your application if
the same evinces the requisites to make
them business. Now, we can not, in all
fairness, fail to give due credit to the
railroads for their activity and supoort
in this business, and see in their treat
ment of it a strong desire to conserve
every interest that the people of Kansas
can possibly have in their own success.
Having done this, they have capacitated
us to go to work on a business basis aud
reap the rich reward of every hour of
time and labor we nmy devote to it.
We have heen blessed by creative wis
dom with a country so fair, so favored
and so fertile, midwav between the aeas,
which exempts us from the penalties j
that punish the unfortunate consump- j
tive and malaria ridden districts of the
near coast states. We have been brought
m twenty years to a grander civilization, j
a more perfect condition of welfare,
than any other state has in three times j
that space. ;
Is there anything discouraging about i
this, esoeciallv when tens of thousands )
of people are inquiring about and solic
iting information of us about our state?
Within seventy days after th people of
Kansas determined to make a start to
brinij the homereeker into the borders of
our state they nad organized the whole
state into a working body and obtained
not only the co-operation" of every rail
road in Kansas, but in all eastern states,
and already the saw fame of Kansas
ha spread like a continental breeze, and
the roar of th bameseektf wave i
beard only a tittle in en distance. For
furftter information address
HiXS Cowlet, acntrr.
ANTI-PROHIBITION AGITATION IN
Some Stern Facts and Figures Not Yet
Correspondence of the Kntland, Vt.. Herald.
Wichita, Kan.. March S, 1S90. Just
now no state is causing the politician so
much uneasiness as the state of Kansas.
The situation here is anomalous. While
the electoral ticket was carried for Har
rison by a plurality of 82,000, if surface
indications can be depended upon no
such result could be expected if the elec
were to be held now. The opinion pre
vails that this large Republican vote has
done little to commend the claims of the
state to the favorable consideration of
the administration. The Republicans
are not, therefore, as proud of this large
majority al they were. The fruits of
the victory have been disappointing.
Heretofore Kansas has felt a just pride
in her United States senators. Plumb, with
his Hard sense, plain ways and the stand
ing he has won for himself by his solid
qualities, has been a favorite with every
one. Then, who could so effectually tan
the hide of the rebel brigadier, or so ar
tistically twist the tail of the British
lion as the gifted, the brilliant and ver
Kansas, however, has grown since
Plumb and Ingalls went to the senate.
The state now has more miles of railroad
than anv other state except Illinois.
Out of 10G counties in the state, there
are but six without a railroad. Cities,
with their multiplied industries, havo
sprung up all over the state. A popula
tion once devoted almost exclusively t5
agriculture has now become someat
cosmopolitan: and the business interests
of the state are becoming strong and in
fluential. Since Plumb and Ingalls
went to the senate, a new Kansas has
been born. The attractions of Wash
ington lifo have been so alluring that
our two senators practically live there,
and, consequently know little of Kansas
or the Kansas people of today. Recent
events have cause a well-grounded sus
picion that they not only know but little
of the wishes of their people, but that
they care les In a word, the relations
between the Kansas senators and the
Kansas people are apparently somewhat
Another factor that contributes very
largely to the uncertainty of the political
situation in this state grows out of pro
hibition, or, rather, the failure of prohi
bition. In 18S0, the sentiment for prohi
bition had such apparent strength in the
state that the Republicans suffered it to
be adopted as the policy of the
state and incorporated it in the constitu
tion. Well, the result has been
just what it has been in every
state in which it has been tried. In other
words, it is a failure, if not '. larce. In
addition to this, there are m.iny ways in
which it has operated against the btate.
While liquors are sold and consumed
the same as before, no revenue is derived
from the sale, nor can the traffic bo reg
ulated, The business men of the state are
moving for tho resubmission of the
question to a vote of the people, with a
view to a repeal of the prohibitory
amendment to the constitution. .After
a fair trial, they consider it inimical to
the best interests of the state. Immigra
tion has been diverted from the state.
Nebraska on the north. Texas on the
south, and Colorado and Utah on the
west, each takes from us the immigra
tion, the capital and the various indus
tries that are rightfullyours. A bile the
population of each of these Btates are in
creasintr ranidlv. Kansas has lost heavily
during- the last two years. To ccople
hero the cause is apparent. Prohibition
ists, of course, will not admit that pro
hibition does it. There is something in
the very theory of prohibition so con
trary to "reason and common sense that a
man must be "a little oil"' before he can
be a prohibitionist, so that we must
make allowance for them.
The Kansas senators and representa
tives in congress, living luxuriously in
Washington, and seldom seeing their
people, were misled as to the strength
and character of the movement for le
submission, and in order to squelch it
with one masterstroke did this. An in
terview with each one of the entire dele
gation was carefully prepared and pub
lished in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat,
the newspaper having a larger circula
tion in Kansas than any other paper.
The interviews were so alike that the
conclusion that they vvero tho result of a
conference was irresistible. The sub
stance of the interview in each case was
that prohibition is the fixed policy of the
state, and that the members of the dele
gation were opposed to resubmitting the
ouestion to the people. This looked to !
tiie people very much as though their
representatives had forgotten that their
mission was to represent the people who
elected them, and not to boss them.
When this was read in Kansas, the dele
gation in congress began to hear some
thing. Ingalls got nervous, and came to
Kansas to see how much damage he had
done. Plumb, having only been re
elected last winter and thus being secure
from the wrath of his people, keeps cool:
but Ingalls, if he goes back, must be re
elected again next winter. So there
have been anxious days and sleepless
nights for Ingalls and his friends
since that unlucky interview. As a
United States senator. Ingalls is well
liked; but when he poses as a boss the
wrath of the Kansas voter is excited,
and at this date the sky of his iwiitical
horizon is dark and threatening, non.
S. R. Peters of this, the Seventh,, con
gressional district, after the interview
with himself appeared, published a let
ter declining to be a candidate on the
ground that he was too poor to make the
race. He has served his large district
faithfully; and, had he not got down on
the wrong side of the fence, he would
have had little trouble in being reelected.
His district is so strongly in favor of re
submission, however, that his election
became impossible after that fateful
Practically, all the Deraocrata are op
posed to prohibition. Careful estimates
made by "the resubmissionists. based up
on the mot reliable information now at
liana, show a strong majority of the Re
publicans in favor of resubmission. In-il.-un-i
tha nrnrwjjtmn to resubmit tlie
question to the peaple, so that they may j
say whether, now that tney nave irtea it
for nine year?, they still want prohibi
tion, is so reasonable that no opposition
to the measure can stand. Anti
prohibition Republicans are rapid
ly organizing themselves into Republi
can resubmission clubs all over the
state. They are circulating and signing
petitions asking the governor to convea-:
the legislature in extra session, so that
an amendment repealing the prohibitory
amendmwnt may be prepareu, submitted i
to the people and voted upon at the eiec I
lion in November next. Without an ex- j
tra session it will require nearlv three j
years to get rid of prohibiuon. With an .
extra sesswd this can be affected before
tb close of this veer. Naturally enough,
the prohibition ssb dont want to tot toe
people get a vote upon prohibiJiow now. j
The current is running agaias them, 1
Thev hope thw by delay something may j
happen before the expiration of three j
vears to turn the td again in their favor,
The governor, irhitf probably not per
sonally hostile to the movement f or re
submuaoa. has aotwe iolrtici ad- ,
vtters who are rasfc protobraotua and
be, tb prevent his calling an extra
The resubmissionists are Republicans
because the principles of the party are
their principles; and, being neither office
holders nor office seekers, and having de
cided that the policy of prohibition is
df.rimental to both the material and
moral welfare of the state, they have
firuilv resolved to get rid of it. They
are terribly in earnest, and will r-upport
no man or" party opposing them. They
point to the fact that prohibition is
not a tenet of the party, and
that every national Republican con
vention before which tho question
has como has repudiated it; that prohibi
tion defeated tho party in Iowa; tliat it
did it in Ohio, that it can be depended
upon to continue to do it with distressing
regularitv; and they call upon all good
Republicans to aid them to unload it be
fore it defeats them in Kansas, as it cer
tainly will unless they throw it off. They
regard the success of this movement ot
far more importance to them as business
men than mere party supremacy: and if
it becomes necessary to do so in order to
accomDlish their purpose, they will
strike off the political head of everyT of
fice holder in the state of Kansas. What
the end will be, no one can now tell.
Since the advent of the resubmission
movement to disturb the dreams of the
Kansas politician, another and, if possi
ble, more formidable, movement has
been inaugurated and is sweeping the
state like a prairie fire. This is the
Farmers' Alliance, which already has a
membership of over 100,000 farmers.
Goaded on by the apparently persistent
neglect of their interests by the politi
cian, extortionate railroad freight rates,
want of a profitable home market for
their enormous crop products and conse
quent scarcity of money and hard times,
the farmers are organizing to protect
themselves; and woe to tho politician
who incurs their displeasure. They are
alreadv so strong as 'to hold the balance
of "power. How will they
use their advantage? is the
all ahsorbinc- ouestion. It requires
strong provocation to cause the farmers
as a class to organize ior tne protection
of their interest as they are doing.
Smarting under real and imaginary
wrongs, thev are likely to apply heroic
treatment; and it will go hard with the
party upon which the responsibility for
their wrongs is found to rest Although
Kansas raised nearly 300,000,000 bushels
of corn last year the farmer is short on
hogs to feed it to; aud being compelled
to sell it for from 12 to 15 cents per
bushel, does not put him in the best
humor. Interest upon his mortgage
accumulates, taxes must be paid, his
family must be clothed, and his boys
and girls must be educated. All this
takes money, and a good deal of it; and
it must be raised by selling his corn at
from 12 to 13 cents'ner bushel. It is no
wonder that tho 'farmer howls. No
wonder the alliance is growing so fast
when such a state of affairs exists.
It is a good thing for Senator Plumb
to coiiif out to Kansas occasionally to let
us know that he is not proud. It is also
a fine thing for Senator Ingalls to writo
an occasional article for the Forum, or
to speak for the rights of the negro in
the south, to let us know that he is still
alive; but it would, however, greatly in
crease the regard of the Kansas farmers
and business men for them if their dis
tinguished senators wotiid devote a lit
tle 'more of their valuable time to the
needs of this great and growing btate.
There never has existed greater need of
true statesnienship in Kansas than now.
There was never a greater temptation for
demagogues to ply their vocation than at
this time. Fortunate, indeed, will be
our people if they can bo guided by the
former and avoid the pit falls prepared
for them by the latter. A.
SUNFLOWER SHADO WINGS.
Seeds, S'ipi, Scions, Sprojts, Shoots and Slivars
John Anderson wants to be senator, but
Air. Anderson's constituency are impress
ed th.it he will do best ngm; where ne is.
Buffalo Jones sold two of his buffalo
calves the other day lor 5500 apiece. The
runt of the herd seems to be Jones' con
Topeka has two ambitious musicians
who have composed a comic opera. A
company is now beini formed to spring
the production oti the coniniuuity.
As to some papers the only satisfactory
act to them would lie to place the board of
regents uutirely in tho hands of Professor
Canfield. But "bonie papers" are not in
Salt has been discovered in Barber
county near Medicine Lodge. This with
its large sugar plant aud aided by several
other industries makes a boom there more
certaiu than ever.
Edward Bellamy's profits from "Look-
;. Uuikvnni ' urn Slfi.lIOO. Tile Tonekn
Journal suggests the consternation of Air.
Bellamy if he was asked to contribute
th.it to a "general lund."
"Farmer' Smith thinks he would make
a good railroad commissioner, or a good
governor, or a good congressman, or a
good anything, always holding well to the
trout and in view the iusignia that he is a
The following are the statistics of the
recent Al. E. Kansas conference: Mem
bers and probationers, 21.DS3: total benevo
lences, $11,147; cnurches, at5; p nonages,
SS; value vt church aud parsonage prop
The IjHwrence Journal in speaking of
the Reverend Thwmg says it is not tb
proper thing to appoint a minister to tho
caaucellorsmp. Jnst at present from a
broad glance the tronble it seem hi not iu
appointing Thwine, but in setting him to
Colonel Daniel Anthoay harine failed
to luduce the mayor ot Lejven worth to
lesion xad enter a conceal for that po-tition
with tite colonel, is now btrio olicitea to
run for the council from the Firet ward.
Connnlman Antnoay from the First ward!
How does that bound?
Special aceats for the collection of sta
tistics of manufactures in addition to the
to the regular corftd of ceusus enumerators
will be appointed by the upTTUor of ta
several Kansas d:strict for the following
cities: Fort Scott, Atcbtsoo, Kumu City.
Lawrence, Leavenworth, lopeiut, Seliua
Twas ever thus with Kahsas. We sot
only lay claim to the "&&' &" cowtt,
hot now we nave cicclwed a jtsrong tifctaf-;
toward bis marble. The marble recently
discovered near lola fa said by an xprt
who bus examined it, to resemble in qual
ity and texture the celebrated Itatiaa
siena, which is vrry rare kjmI expensive
Red sand stone is found In slmadaat
quantities near Gnthrw.
Norman is to have CaShoUe chorea.
Norman is a religious town.
The whole of Oklahoma was eonidni
bty stirred up yeuerday aad i hmi. a nght
Reoo City claims to have the bu!jre oi :
other towns in point of the GnefC&u a ". -Arapahoe
Kmiffraaix wagon are reported from
over the MtoMasipot valley, houaU i.z
Oklahoma aad the sttipt.
yitm of the editors in Oklahoma, ar
RepablicmSA. Of contra they xre for strj
are about all from Kansas,
Governor Humptotr yassnesnr asmoint
ad Frank i. WiftnS cossmlMtaaer for the
stueef Kan in tb IneUan territory,
with headquarters ac Sctltwatcr.
The . M. C . A. of Gatane. now
ben forty tNmbeM aad i defasar a
work. It has a. free madia?; raaat.
Oklahoma contractors essafAsia tkasi
there are not eawojsji eoiwed p apis in tilt- f
co scnMHr las aeewef .ssnw traaVs,
111 ft 41 l7P
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116 to 120
The Democracy of Oklahoma hare
proven two things that the Democracy of
Oklahoma really exists, and that ttay are
Some fellow in setting up a directory of
Oklahoma. The only trouble i that to
book will hare a hard struggle with the
Herd law, mail service, politic awl
ererrthing elae wa dropped fa Oklahoma
yesterday to Ktve time to talk over terri
The railway mftd enice has been ex
tenued fim Kingfisher south to the end of
the Rock Inland & Pacioc railroad, aed
will so into effect next Moud&y.
The Stili'srater Standard mj: lt'
amuMinK to bear the boya tJl whim their
claims lay in the strip, aod the amoa&t of
water aad Umber they take in.
The Democratic central committee w
organized at Oklahoma City Wednesday
evening. J. K. Jonea i chairman, aad T.
E- Berry, of N'oroan, aecniary.
Men. hope and circumstances may have
been vacitLitj&ic in Oklahoma ihi i;
winter, but the chore U .vi h. ket
steadily on with unbroken -irri
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The first meeting; of the Oklahoma
Teacher-' aiwoeiaiioo. which wm le knrn
been held at Edmoad on the 97th of March,
has been postponed onttl tb I"tb of April.
The newspaper man of Oklahoma hv
got together and art attending as satin'. A
goodlv portion of tkem were present at
the Republican convention a JungfLsaei
Hundreds of srr cf Umber havabern
cleared stnee the 32nd aad weld far inmb-r
or cord wood to Oklahoma. Suehaeilm
is seat-rally eondesttaad. It i tha aeaval. -log
opinion thai the tows shamfal be pre
srved. Let 'ana Bavo; Wab'a All Unjit.
frem Oi taints Repaid -&.
And now hen eocue toe Mutual R
aerre Fund association paying; ia
respects to our own Web Wilder. It
a mighty aire thing atar all to bjres a
man for an officer brav esKaagh to ebn'i
the attacks cf the entire army of fiftuds.
U iklr u ail right and wdl cawftnaxa to
hav 'h- good f.f-i mon of Use pnanja so
Uu.a a h- piru- hi present ooors.
tot a thttmd. AMOS Pjeariaaiat