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ST. 31. 3ICKDOCK, Editor.
EEPDBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL CON
DODGE ClTr. Kan., June 4, 1SH0.
A delegate convention oftlso Republicans of the
Seventh Congxct'-lonal district of the state of Kan
fas, Is hereby called to be held at Dodge City, Kao
on Wednesday. July 30. ISO, at 10 o'clock a. m., for
the purpose of nominating a candidate for congress
from said district. The basis of representation to
faid com ention win. do one delegate at larse rrom
each county In said district, and one delegate for
every 300 votes, or fraction of 150 or more vitcs cast
for lion. S. R. Peters In 183S, under which rule dele
pates axo apportioned as follows:
dee,, i x. ur.u.
4 Lano 3
6i JlcPherson o
..... S Meade
3' Pawnee ;
4 Pratt 5
2 lleno 12
21 Hush -
2 Scott 2
... 21 Sedcwick... -0
..... fil bewurd...... -
..... S Ptevens 2
.... 2 Sumner 13
,....! Stanton -
3 Wichita 2
Kiowa. ..... ,
Kearney . 2
The secretaries of the several counties arein
Ftructid to forward to the undersigned secretary,
at Garden City. Kan a toitined copy o the
credentials 6t their ievoral delecale immediately
upon the adjournment of the county conventions.
It is heiedy recoinmendod that the several coun
t ps in said district select their dle?ntei on July 23,
J-!0, unless otherwise ordered by the county central
Uy order of the committee, .
JA3IKS KELLY. Chairman.
JESSE TAYLOR, Secretary.
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION.
A delegate convention of the Republicans of Kan-
fas will bo held In the city ol -jopeka, on eunej-
day, the 3d day of September. lxJ, at the hour of 4
it lv. m ;
or the nomination of candidates for
Chief justice of the supreme court.
t-ecretary of state.
Auditor of State.
Treasurer of state.
Superintendent of pnblic instruction.
Delegates to the convention mentioned above shall
Ix? elected by county con entions. duly called by the
Kveral county Republican committees, under such
rules and regulations as may be by them proscribed.
The l.i.Is of apportionment of delegates to said state
com ention will be oue delegate at large for eath
county of the state, and one delegate for every 400
voter or fraction of 'AW or more votes cast for Eu-
ifno P. Ware for elector at large in the election of
under htch rule dolegates axe apportioned to
the several counties as follows:
COr.VTIES, I)EI.EG'TS..COL"TrKS. DEDEG'TS.
Allen tiLinn ti
Anderson...... C'Logan 15
AUhiMJn. 9 Ion 1)
Harber 3.Marion V
Jtarton 4iMarshall 7
ilr.urbon lUMcPherson "
JSrowii S Meade 2
J.u.Vr DMiu.al fi
ChaMi 4 Mitchell j
I uautnuqua 5 Montgomery b
Cherokee P'Morri 5
Cheyenne 3i Morton 2
Clark 2jNeninha 7
Clav f.Neosho fi
I loud 7 Ness .1
otfey 0 N'orton ft
Comanche 2(0igo Ill
Cowley 11 Osborne 5
rawford 9i Ottawa a
Decatur , 4 Pawnee IS
Dickinson 8llhilllps ft
Doniphan 7jPottawatomio 7
Douglas 0 Pratt 4
P.dwards 2 Kawlins 4
Uk ftllteno !)
J His 3 Itepubllc 7
J--lNworth 4JRice 0
Tinney 8 Kiley (i
Tonl Slltooks 4
3 ranklln 7IRush , 3
Garfield 2,Kussell .'!
Geary 4 Saline 7
Grant 2,Scott 2
Gove 2 Sedgwick IS
Graham '.', Seward '. 2
Gray .... 2 Shawnee 20
Greenwood 7Sheridan 3
Grci'ly 2 Sherman ."
Hamilton 2iMnith A
Harper ftSUiftoul 3
Harvey I". Stanton 2
.. 2 Sumner
.. 7, Wabaunsee
.. C Wallace
., 2 Washington
.. 8 Wood'-on
.. 2 Wyandotte
Lincoln 41 Total V,l
'I ho secretaries of the several county conventions
are instructed to forward to the undersigned secre
tary at Topeka, Kansas, a certilled copy of the cie
dentlals of their several delegates. Immediately
upon the adjournment of the county conention.
Mid credentials to be received at Topeka not later
than the evening of September 2. From these cre
dentials the Republican state central committee
w 111 prepare a roster of those entitled to participate
In the preliminary organization of the convention.
Ly order of the committee.
HENRY ROOTH, Chairman.
BIOX S. aUTCniXs. Secrotnry.
"Is tho climate changing?" asks an ex
change. Come to think about it we be
lieve it is. Tho atmosphere is warming
up a little, at any rate.
California has asked for ton acres of
land atf tho world's fair. They ought
to locate this out in Lake Michigan and
bring in tho Cliff House seals.
Tho fact that Mr. Navarro, Mary Na
varro's husband, wears a "lay down'
collar will be apt to dampen the enthusi
asm over that event considerably in this
The Wall streot magnates regard the
passage of the free coiuago silver bill in
the senate with apprehen&ion. The sen
ate should not longer doubt that it lias
ncted in the interest of tho people.
Henry Stanley has gained tho governor
generalship of tho Congo, but, it is said,
ho has lost his affability. If this is so,
Stanley had bettor defer his lecturiug
lour in the United States. The Ameri
can dollar will not bo frowned down
Tho head cook in Dolmonico's, Now
" ork. rocoivos a salary of 15,000 a year;
and President Seth Low of Columbia
college draws a stipend of only $5,000.
But then the country doesn't know the
name of that cook. This makes a differ
ence. It is reported that one of tho railroads
loading from Georgia northward, there
are during the season for melons, which
lasts about eight weeks, ten trains of
freight cars per day loaded witli melons
for the supply of tho cities of Kentucky,
Indiana, Ohio and Michigan and for
Tito secretary of the treasury is not
shorn entirely of discretion in tho matter
oE silver coinage by the provisions of the
bill passed by tho senate; he may refuse
to com a less quantity of bullion than
100 worth for an applicant, if he
chooses. But, that's enough, don't you
A Kansas paper that thinks it is op
posing Senator Ingalls for reelection
makes the startling revelation tliat the
senator did not make his promised speech
on the silver question. There was no
need of it. and ho knew it; but his vote
was recorded on the right side. There
are times when actions speak louder
"The Louisville Tunes was very com
placent Saturday with its 'splendid cen
sus returns' and '200,000 population;'
but Monday it was seized with the blind
staggers and began an outcry of 'thous
ands missed.' It merely fell in with the
lpular cry to avoid the responsibility of
a drop from early boasts. The trick is
too apparent; tho complaint comes too
late."' All this, in a geuoral way and
from any other source would be ad
mLssable, (although impolitic from any
source) but when it comes from a Kan
sas City paper where there has been
more kicking and harder kicking at the
alleged imperfect enumeration, it has a
( ragged, reverberating sort of souutl.
THE HAPPY VALLEY.
A farmer citizen of this county, who
has been engaged in farming in the
county, -with uniform success, for the
past fifteen years, had occasion to make
a trip through several counties south and
west from "Wichita during the past week,
and he declares most positively that in
all his fifteen years' experience he has
never had as fine prospects, and never
saw as good prospects in all this section
for big crops and of the very best qual
ity. He says the wheat crop, taken as a
whole, could liardly be better, consider
ing the superior quality: and, as for corn,
the crop as it stands today is simply a
marvel. This corroborates what the Ea
gle has been saying on this point, and
strengthens it in the opinion that the out
look for the state's material condition has
never been more encouraging than it is
at the present time. There is nothing
lacking to make southern Kansas a place
for an ideal home, both for the comforts
and pleasures of life and for a uniform
and satisfactory measure of success in
business in whatever undertaking.
A while ago political matters in Georgia
appeared to be in as much of a tangle as
in any other quarter, if not more so, but
the smart Democrats put their heads to
gether and have succeeded, so it is as
serted, in straightening out the tangle.
And this is the way they did it. Colonel
Livingstone, a Democrat, took a notion
to go to tho United States senate to suc
ceed Old "Joe" Brown, who said he had
enough and was ready to quit. About
the same time Governor Gordon conclud
ed that he would like to go back to the
senate (having recovered from the state
of impecuniosity that forced him out of
of the senate several years ago), and he
wrote a letter that captured the Alliance
like molasses catches flies. That left the
way open to the governor's office and
Colonel Livingtone headed his pegasus
in that direction. But he had hardly
changed his course when he bumped up
against Colonel Northen, another Demo
cratic convert to the Alliance faith.
Here occurred the real tangle. Both the
colonels were persistent and each had a
following in the Alliance. Finally it
was decided, as if by the toss of a cop
per, tliat Northen should man the helm
of state, and Livingstone "try" for con
gress from his district. Thus the cruel
war is over, and thus the wily Dems
knock the toothsome 'simmons. And
everything is lovely among the goober
THE SENATE TARIFF BILL.
The senate finance committee has com
pleted its work of remodeling the Mc
Kiuley tariff bill. In its present form it
is a wonderful improvement upon the
measure, as it came from the house, but
it is quite probable that it will be further
amended by thesenate before its passage.
But should the bill become a law in its
present shape the people will have cause
to feel profoundly thankful, it being so
great an improvement upon the pseseut
system as well as upon the measure
passed by the house. The senate bill,
though not perfect as viewed from our
standpoint, is decidedly in line witli the
principles and promises of the Republi
can party for tariff reform. For the
sake of local interests we in this part of
the country had hoped for better things
for the sugar and silk industries than is
afforded by the measure as it now
stands, particularly as to silk that
feature is clearly in tho inter
est of the Eastern manufacturer,
but it was expecting too much to look
for western interests alone to be con
sidered and given preference in every
particular. These and some other fea
tures of the bill in its present shape are
still subject to criticism, but there are
also many changes that cannot fail to
work great benefits to the people, and
thus viewed it will be acceptable to a
large majority in lieu of the present law
or the McKinley bill.
As before observed in these columns it
was only necessary for the full consensus
of opinion to become known on this, as
on the silver and other questions, to
bring the law-making power up to the
requirements in matters of legislation.
There is one thing that seems particu
larly abundant just now, and that is
news purporting to give things that Bis
marck is said to have said. The latest is
a London cable telling about an inter
view which a correspondent of tho Lon
don Telegraph is said to have obtained
from Bismarck, which, even if not a
truo interview, is undoubtedly a trne
statement of Bismarck's opinions.
In this interview tho ex-chancellor took
tho side of existing governments, even of
Russia, giving it as his opinion that it
was useless to talk about making conces
sions to the nihilists, as it was impos
sible. Ho also had something to say
about over-education; that it had led to
much dissatisfaction and disappointment
in Germany, but in Russia it had led to
disaffection and conspiracy. Further
education wtis making pedantic theorists
and visionaries unfit for constitutional
Russians do not know yet what they
want; they must therefore, be ruled
with a ro.l of iron. Referring to the
labor question, the prince ridiculed the
idea that workmen would ever be con
tented, because, he said, the rich are
never contented. He spoke strongly
against an- dictation as to hours of
labor, and against the usurping the
rightful authority of parents over their
Bismarck's ideas may not ho exactly
suitable for a republic, although proba
bly very fitting to the conditions in Ger
many aud Russia, but there are many of
his remarks on labor that are suitable
everywhere, as he gives clear, practical
ideas, gome; to prove tho impossibility of
settling the questions satisfactorily, in
stead of like others crying for Utopias;
aud. in general, he seeius to take things
as they come and settling point by point,
instead of trying to make gigantic sweeps
and failing to do anything.
Mary Anderson. "Our Mary, has al
ways been a stickler for style and caste,
and some of the papers, in speaking of
her marriage, revert to tliat characteris
tic and thereupon express surprise thas
she should have rejected the suits of
titled personages and finally accepted
the hand of a plain Mr. It does seem a
bit odd from oue point of view; but,af ter
all,she lias a Tony husband, and if she is
satisfied the public ought to bo
The price of ice in New York city,
winch recently went skylarking out of
sight, has taken a sudden tumble, which
is due to the ice machine. Thus is man's
cupidity defeated by man's ingenuity.
The ice machine is a modern exemplifi
cation of the adage that necessity is the
mother of invention. "Wicliita is luxuri
ating under the practical operation of
this beneficent arrangement.
Lawrence Barret will next year pres
ent a new tragedy, one written for him
self and to be made the effort of his life
in the presentation. It is called "Thomas
a Becket." It is about that old .Bishop
of Canterbury whose mother was a Turk
and father a merchant, whom the
knights of Henry n killed at Canter
bury. It is said that when the royal
velvet robes were pulled off the old
man's body it was creeping with vermin,
as that was the height of holiness in
those days, but Mr. Barrett will not ex
tend the reality of the thing that far.
It is thought that in ten years the
Quakers as a sect will be extinct in this
country and this includes Pennsylvania.
The traveler who walks the streets of
Philadelphia today with the idea that
in them are to be seen the distinct ele
ments that in times past went to make
up the life of the city finds small trace
of the characteristics for which he looks.
The distinctive dress of the Quaker men
is practically a tiling of the past. The
country members may still come in to
quarterly meeting in the scoop bonnets
and broad-brimmed hats, the drabs and
browns of an earlier day, but the city
Quaker is modified in spite of himself.
That was not a cloud-burst in this por
tion of the valley yesterdav morning; the
clouds didn't wait until they were loaded t
sufficiently to burst, they just opened the
flood gates and let the water out. In
point of fact more water has fallen since
Tuesday in this vicinity than the aggre
gate fall for the entire spring previously.
The ground is thoroughly saturated and
to a good depth, and from information
received it seems the rain has been gen
eral throughout Hie southern part of tho
state. It is too early to claim that these
last rains insure full harvests of all grow
ing crops without any more rain, but the
seasons will give all vegetation a big
boost towards perfection.
Here is an extract from the oration of
George William Curtis at Vassar college:
"I would like you to take 1,300 young
men, and lace them up, and hang ten to
twenty pounds of clothes upon their
waists, perch them upon three-inch
heels, cover their heads with ripples,
chignons, rats and mice, and stick 10,000
hairpins into their scalps. If they can
stand all this they can stand a little
Latin and Greek." The enlightened
graduates of Vassar are now wondering
if this was a compliment; and if so, how
so? But whether or no, that form of
curriculum is no worse, but rather pre
ferable, to tho new Massachusetts fad of
disciplining the nerves, by which the
physical as well as the mental make-up
of more than one "pupil" has been
ANOTHER BIG DEAL PROPOSED.
The rumor is revived in the east that
the Santa Fe is attempting to gain con
trol of tho Missouri Pacific system.
Combining such great systems would bo
the most gigantic undertaking of mod
ern limes. Whether there is any founda
tion for the rumor we know no't and
only quote from the New York Finan
cier, which is recognized as something
of an authority in financial transactions.
That publication says:
"Jay Gould's avowed desiro to rid
himself of tho greater part of his west
ern railroad possessions because of his
failing health, no doubt first suggested
to tho Atchison directory the require
ment of tho Missouri Pacific. The latter
road has been seriouslj- harassed by
rates ware and by powerlul rivals. Its
union with the Atchison would do away
with this. Mr. Gould, it is said,
purposes purchasing the Chicago &
Alton road, which is at present a possible
cause of much trouble to both the Mis
souri Pacific and Atchison roads. He
will then lease the combined Missouri
Pacific aud Chicago & Alton to the
management of the Atchison, Topeka &
THE WORLD'S COINAGEFOR A YEAR.
From tho Pall Mall Gazette.
A much larger gold coinage was exe
cuted by the mints of the world during
1SS9 than usual, and were it not for a
simultaneous decline in silver the aggre
gate would have stood very high. Al
though Great Britain coined an excep
tional amount of silver last year, the
output of the Indian mint is much less,
having fallen to about one half; Spain
also, which stood for over 22,000,000 of
silver last year does not appear in the
present record, the deputy minister of
the mint not having been able to obtnin
the information for which he applied to
the superintendent of the royal mint at
Madrid. Turkey has likewise supplied
no information, but forthe last few years
Turkish coinage have been insignificant.
The aggregates for the past three years
18SP. 1SSS. 1557.
...34.4:U2S JMS.497.T10 JK3,T16.0fX)
.. 2S,7JU,7 Sl.ffl7.an 35,651.a)
KJ0t UW2,aJ7 32,0110
Totals oS.9S0,12a JSuOGF.SS) 50,723.000
These totals, it should be said, are only
approximate, as in addition to those
counties from which no returns have
been received, there have been small
coinages by the Berlin miut for Egypt,
the Belgian mint for the Congo and the
Birmingham mint for the British iKHbes
sions and foreign countries. The Birming
liam company have issued coinages for
Hong Kong and the Mauritius, a bronze
coiuage for Guernsey, a silver and cop
per coinage for the British North Borneo
company; alsosilver and copper coinages
for the republics of Ecuador. Costa Rica
aud Salvador. The Rajah of Sarawak,
Pudakota (native Indian state), and
French Cambodia. All these put to
gether would not. of course, amount to a
large sum. The various countries.taken
separately, give the following figures:
MtTT. , , GL SHtw. NtrkoL
London. Imperial T.Sff.tfA X 3i7rt fe.ni
London OotoauU t&J03 ;73
Melbonrae 7C.OJJ .
CftkstM tijKS 7&7 vSS
J"?; 4.uro mac
l-nlied states Mfcj-TO fc!NS.U 1SUW
gf,,y m.HJ .JW J7n
Kree ... ,Ui JE1 U.
wnrlnd Stttt) L0
Atrte-HBBKtT I8MO SW.tTI S7J&)
-- m.m ac.5 xjm
cadlnzrU. tnjIX HJtll 4iU
:srtfeerteal$ J..T'j ...
Pwtsctt HUP3 IMUtii) .. ..
J5 135.W Ii&r) tt-
:.fl vAQ xjo
Totals 31anS 3t.TUJK S3BHJXH
Making Them Hos Elsewhere,
rrom Uw EmporU Rep&bllcaa.
Republicans who are annoyed at the
course of the Farmers' Alliance in Kan
sas can take comfort in the knowledge
that it is mskim: thj Bourbons fairir
sizzle in Georria and South Carolina,
True, Farmer Funston's very quiet, but
so is George T. Anthony.
Lecompton is probably the only Kansas
town that still quotes the census of '60.
The Topeka Democrat wants a "new
deal all around," but the Democrat was
speaking from a Republican standpoint.
There is only one town in Kansas that
will fall below the census of 1SS0 this year,
and it is not blaming it on the enumera
tors. The Lawrence Record is the only paper
in Kansas oeposed to silver coinage, but as
it recently renounced Funston, there is a
chance for it yet.
Finally it is developed that the Kansas
fellows who went to Oklahoma were
treated better by the administration than
those who staid at home.
It is suspected that Jim Legate is going
to break into the Farmers' Alliance before
fall. It is beyond disputing, the Alliance"
has not seen the worst of its existence yet,
by a good deaL
There are now three Howes in Atchison
journalism. The Atchison Globe is inter
ested in Howe to philosophize, the Cham
pion in Howe to fight Ingalls, and the Pa
triot in how to sell out.
Attorney General Kellogg has called on
Harrison Kelley for the protection of the
people of Kansas. Such actions as this
justifies swearing "by all the gods at
once" on the part of the people of this
The Lawrence Journal says "the best
means to get rid of a bad law is to enforce
it," and in the paragraph below defies any
Lawrence citizen to start an "original
package" shop. Is the Journal making
ready to flop?
George C. Miln, the ex-preacher trage
dian, is in the hands of the law in Aus
tralia. Miln is the actor who once told an
Emporia audience that as soon as they got
through eating peanuts he would proceed
Leavenworth prohibitionists are going
ahead just as though nothing had hap
pened. Seventeen liquor sellers were ar
rested there Tuesday for violating the state
prohibitory law. The Leavenworth pro
hibitionists must have liquor if they have
to confiscate it.
Murat Halstead. There arc good Re
publicans in Kansas so utterly reckless
that they seem to believe the representa
tion of that state in the senate of the Uni
ted States might be improved by the con
version of Messrs. Plumb and Ingalls into
private citizens. This country is almost as
strange as it is great.
The new People's party is made up of
the Farmers' Alliance and Industrial
union, Farmers' Mutual Benefit associa
tion, Patrons of Husbandry, Knights of
Labor and Single Tax clubs. It does not
follow, however, if you belong to an or
ganization other than these that your
larynx has nothing to do with vox populL
W. T. Walker, o the Harper Graphic,,
has been appointed register of the land of
fice at Buffalo, No Man's Land, and an
nounces in his last issue that he relin
quishes editorial control of the paper.
Miss Minerva, his daughter, who has been
doing the local work on the paper for the
past year, and who has written much of
the editorial, assumes editorial control of
the paper. Miss Walker is not 19 years
The tariff editor of the Topeka Capital
doesn't like the tariff editor of the Atchi
son Globe. He says the editor of the
Globe has a very contemptuous opinion of
the intelligence of his readers. The Atchi
son paper lately has seized occasion to
poke fun at "Young Mr. Yale." This fact
would point out "Mr. Yale" as the tariff
editor of the Capital. People have been
wondering for some time who had charge
of the tariff portion of that paper.
Kansas City Star: "That man there Is a
brother of President Manvel, of the Santa
Fe railway," said a passenger director this
morning, as he pointed toward a tall, well
dressed gentleman who stood at the Union
depot industriously chewing gum or some
other substance that it took time to masti
cate. His low shoes were polished brightly
and his clothes brushed up just a trifle
nicer than those usually worn by the San
ta Fe's successful and saving president.
His general make-up was a slight improve
ment over that usually displayed by his
brother. He wears a light crush hat, im
marked contrast to the roomy derby, the
cut of 1SS5, that tho railway Manvel is so
wont to wear. But throwing trifles aside,
the two mem resemble each other consid
erably, and a mistake in identity might be
made by one who was not reasonably fa
miliar with them. Their saces are much
the same, for they wear their beards alike,
but a close comparison of features will
show Allan to have the clear-cut, sharp,
shrewd, expression that his brother lacks.
But the brother has his own style of
shrewdness, for he has builded up one of
the largest wind, mill factories in the
country at Kalamazoo, Mich., where he
has lived for years. He was on his
way to that city today, but will visit in
Iowa and Indiana before arriving there.
Mr. Manvel has been out to Denver with
his brother, traveling in a special coach.
Mr. Manvel, No. 3, is not at all like the
mill" he makes, for he says little, and
what he says, is uttered slowly, quietly
and carefully and consequently counts.
He was a passenger on the Santa Fe local
train for Chicago this morning and con
tented himself in riding in one of his
brother's big yellow day coaches, and para
lyzing the conductor by springing an an
nual written, "account, president's fam
ily." STANLEY'S DWARF QUEEN.
Stanley's arrival at Brussels practically
completes his great journey and formal
ly starts discussion upon its results.
France and Germany are both attacking
him venomously through the public
press, but he seems less sensitive to that
sort of thing than formerly, and, so far
as he replies at all, does so quietly and
without acrimony. He secially declines
to abuse Emin or' to characterize harshly
his recent conduct. The Independence
Beige has secured from Stanley a most
interesting serie of letters, the latest of
which deals largely with the dwarf
tribes of the forest. He says they are
the oldest aristocrats in the world, with
institutions dating back fifty centuries.
They are ruled by a queen, a beautiful,
charmine: little woman, who was excep
tionally kind to Stanley and his com
rades. He intended to bring her to Eu
rope along witli other dwarfs, but she
was so ill on the road that she had to be
sent back and the others died when they
emerged from the forest to the plains.
There are numerous photographs of them,
however, and Stanley makes the queen a
conspicuous figure in his book. The
dwarfs are of olive complexion, remark
ably intelligent, ingenious artificers in
iron and ivory, and probably the onlv
monogamous" race in Africa! Philadel
Something to be Thankful For.
From tbe AUant Conttltatfoo.
A certain Georgia editor, having in
vited a preacher to dine with him, said:
''Brother Jones, I have nothing to set
before you but bacon and greens. Will
you usk a blessing?"
And the minister said: "Lord, make as
thankful for what we are about to re
ceive. From the way Brother Brown
suu oten tailing in ms paper, we ex-i
iwctea notninc nut rrpens: rait in! ham w
I bacon, too. Let him be thankful!"
THE CONDITION OF CROPS.
Tliis week's Farmers' Review will say:
Correspondence from the thirteen states
covered by our crop report show3 that
rains Iiave been abundant and timelY all
over the territy save in portions of Kan
sas and Nebraska. In the latter state
drouth still prevails in the southern tiers
of counties. Local showers liave fallen
in other parts of the state, but not suf
ficient for the best growth of crops. In
Kansas a majority of the counties in the
central and western portion of the state
need rain. In the eastern part
of the state heavy showers have
fallen, and crops already show the bene
Since our last report the outlook for
the oat crop has materially changed. In
HIinois, Missouri and Kentucky thous
ands of acres have been completely de
stroyed by the grain-plant louse. "This,
in connection with earlv and prolonged
drouth in the west and northwest, bids
fair to reduce the crop 20 to 2.3 per cent
below the average yield. At this date,
Wisconsin appears to be the only state
in the above mentioned territory that is
likely to harvest a full crop.
Wheat also has been damaged by the
grain plant louse, but to a less extent
than oats. Reports from correspondents
in Illinois, Kansas and Kentucky rela
tive to winter wheat show improvement
in condition, particularly in Kansas; but
from all other states in the winter wheat
bolt come reports of a decline in condi
Reports from South Dakota concerning
spring wheat are very encouraging.
North Dakota and Minnesota reports are
not so reassuring, still they promise a
fair yield. Iowa reports averages about
the same as those of last week. The
average of condition is very low. Hany
correspondents in tliat state report wheat
almost runined by drouth. Corn is late
in all the states, but in general is a good
stand and is making satisfactory growth.
In western Kansas gophers have greatly
annoyed farmers. Our correspondent in
Ellis county, that state, estimates the
injury from that source to corn in his
vicinity at 75 per cent. Cut worms have
inflicted considerable damage in South
Silly and Wrong.
From the Lawrence Record.
It is very silly as well as very wrong to
abuse the judges of the United States
court for their decision upon the package
cases. Judge Caldwell has followed the
opinion of tho Fuller decision, and both
find unquestioned support in the law.
As for Judge Caldwell, his sympathies
are altogether with prohibition.
Now You Aro Shoutln'.
From the Topeka Democrat.
Plumb, of Kansas, virtually ran the
most dignified and conservative United
States senate yesterday, in the interest of
free silver. Plumb is making a great
record for himself, and if ho keeps up
his present gait will be in fine condition
to run as president on the Republican
ticket in '92.
By Common Consent,
From the Emporia Republican.
The censure of Commissioner Lyman,
the Democratic member of the civil ser
vice commission, was no doubt deserved:
a man should act honorably in every
position he undertakes to fill. But the
fact remains that the civil service law
itself is, by a majority of the people,
more honored in the breach tlian in the
Circumstances Alter Cases.
From tho Newton Republican.
Harvey county farmers are doing
their summer shopping. One implement
house reports selling in one day six
binders at S12o apiece and three headers
at $150 a piece. "What has becomo of the
talk about the farmers having no money
and no crops? With neither money nor
a way to obtain it no farmer can buy ex
The Bucket Shop Doomed.
From the Chicueo Jlail.
The bucket shop is doomed to the fate
of the undesirable Chinese it must go.
The supreme court has said so, and what
the supreme court says "goes," nor
stands upon the order of its going. It
has been a long and bitter fight and in
volves no end of side issues. But it is
decided and agitation of the provision
market in the future will not be due to
the unkind influences of the departed
bucket shop. It is well. Gambling in
staples is pernicious, and that's what the
bucket shop existed for.
Will New York Blow Up?
From the Financier. -
The big blaze in the middle of Broad
way at Fulton street last Thursday
looked ominous, so fierce were the roar
ing flames that burned for many hours
beyond control. Engines were held in
readiness in case the adjoining property
was undermined or something more se
rious should happen. Tho earth of New
York is so saturated with gas from leak
ing mains that one should not be su r
pn&ed if it goes off occasionally; in fact,
the fire described did look as if a serious
conflagration might consume the soil of
the city, although it was apparently con
fined to excavations that had been under
way. New York mav be founded on n
rock, but there certainly are a good
many disturbing elements on top of it.
Oklahoma is also complaining of a faulty
Isn't it about time Oklahoma had a case
The place of register of the land office at
Guthrie is vacant. Now, who id to get
Frisco had an incendiary fire last week
and a reward has been offered for the mis
creant. There fc less store room for rent just at
present in Oklahoma than there has been
for a year.
You may put Fri'o down on tho li of
Oklahoma' towns that will celebrate inde
The prettiest girl in Oklahoma lives at
Oklahoma City, but not one Guthrie paper
will believe it.
Wednesday was a great day at Orlaado.
Tbe governor and other prcmiaeat Okla
homa gentlement were present.
A man was in town this afternoon with
two young fawns that he had captured on
Deer creek, says the Friaoo HeraUL
Rattle snakes are bad in Oklahoma this
year, ami the Nebraska laws are not at all
lenient with the remedy for their bitea.
They may not say much about it in tk
paper?, but the Oklahoma cborchea go on
making conversiong every day down there.
James F. Hicfcey and E. W. Sweeney
were annotated bv the the coventor as
justices of the peace at Oklahoma City j
The Frisco Herald man saya that tbe
people who do not like his paptsr are at lib
erty to induce James Gordon Bennett to
move his HeraM to Fri&eo.
Judging from the former Oklahoma
characteristics, John I. Dille's resignation
wnrrantg tbe suspicion that he sh another
persimmon ready to fall upon-bun.
It must impress the drizoas of Gatbrie
in this time of appointments, that their
first mayor is entirely forgotten nod. Jk
down and out. He was not iftaek of a sac
cess in politics.
Governor Steele works ia hie shirt
sleeves. This will probably do as uracil fc
as vtirin-; he has doae to Imsaulat Mb
sefi into tbe heart of the co:uibiv!Qfeg
ptojsle of Oklahoma.
,5 inc r. r.
jko THEF. P.
The demand has been so great that we ran out of covers, but
we are now fully supplied with all sizes and can place a new
cover on while you wait.
White House of Innes & Ross.
B. W. CORXER DOUGLAS AVE. AD MJtflKET ST.
Speeial Millinery Slaughter.
We started last week a cost sale of millinery goods. This
week we inaugurate a sacrifice sale. AVe are determined not to
carry a single hat over. The immense sacrifice wo shall make
this week will take them all out
One lot, 30 dozen, ladies and misses hats, well worth 75 cte.,
will be sold at 15 cents, and another lot of nearly 40 dozen hat?,
all leading aud stylish shapes, will be sold at 25 cents. There is
not a hat in the lot worth under OjStE DOLLAR.
Our Trimmed Ilats and Bonnets will be sold at equally low
prices. Before buying hats this week call and see us.
G. M. Kell, of Guthrie, wants to be
divorced from his wife, Lucinda, and bus
filed suit in tho district court for that
purpose. The couple was married thirty
six years ago in Pennsylvania when they
were young and careless of the HectfiiK
hour. Their honeymoon is over and now
their names go down as the first to seok
divorce in Oklahoma.
Now, after mot of the appointments
have been niaile, it is noticeable that the
fellows who got up on lumber wag
ons on tho 23d of April, iv.
and showed such a disposition to become
leaders, harranifiied the crowd and nixke a
great hullabulloo about nothing aro left
alone, unnamed, miselected an I in mo-t
cases forgotten. It never did pay to be too
Purccll Register: As well as in the
Chickasaw nation cotton is looming up as
one of the products of Oklahoma. Jn the
short period of oue year the .settlers in tho
new territory have built cities with fine
school hout.en, churchesand streets lighted
with electricity. In the country the farm
ers are raiding cotton with every pro-pectfj
Ul Ul.lMlli U UIK HII eCUS. K.XIHTU) Willi
have traveled through this region predict
that the Indian Territory nnd Oklahoma
will soon be the greatest cotton growing
region in tho southwest. It is all right.
The rapidly incroa.sin2 demand will swol
low up all the cotton that thi country can
produce. This new phahc of sou tii western
development will be a good thing for this
region, as well as the world at largo.
The Rev. William Dow, a good man and
an able minister, having adopted certain
doctrinal opinions which were thought to
be hcrotical, was called to stand Lis trial
before tho general assembly of the Estab
lished church of Scotland. Being sure that
he would bo deposed from the ministry, ho
thus addressed his country congregation
on the Sunday before he went to his trial:
"You all know that to-morrow I leave
this placo to go to Edinburgh, and to Htond
my trial before the general atwwmbly. The
result I know will be that Inhall be turned
out of my pariah, and that thi In fcbc lat
time I shall address you aa your minister.
This you all know.
"But there ia one thing arrant niynolf
which you do not know, but which I will
toll you. When I ftrit caino bore to be
your minister I found difficulty in obtain
ing a hoojMj to live in. Thre vrma bat one
house in the parish I could have that was
suitable, and that was inhabited by a poor
"I went and offered a higher rent for her
house than ubo paid. Shs was dispos
sessed, and I got the house. I pat that poor
woman oat of her Loumj then, and I bald it
to bo a righteous thin? in God to pas me
out of my pariah now."
That minister may have boon a "heretic,
bat he was a ChriKtian with the raaalinwia
to confess his sui and take bin panbihzoent
without whining. Youth's Companion.
Opposite the Waitrxn Union building on
Broadway stand, day in aad day oat, a
dark complexioned man whovs burfneng is i
to sell a patent garter for men. lie wears
kneo breeches in order to show how tbe
garter is adjusted. Aa ho taad there on
the sidewalk day artex day the flight of hi
calves have become a tolerably familiar
gpectaele to tho froqueatera ol lower Brofc1
trar. Yesterday na old ldT who had crod
ovar the Cortl&odt trw ferry came along
and bar attention was ai obck attracted to
this nncsoI sight Tbe man tctaztds on
1 the inside of the walx, said the old lady,
i taking up her staad an the cars, ood
looking at him for a time ju i trans&red.
"For the land aaka.'' afce fiaally ex
claimed. "H that don't let anything I
ever eed. I though it -a-aa &crse kind of
a ecandalou zign at first, bat may I be
blest if it taint a livia' laanr
Going np to the garter nsaa eb shook
her umbrella ever hi b a&d &aid:
"xoaag leuer, ias ias adriee of a wo
man old enocgh ti ws your x&9ther, aa go
haras an poton m aeenl dtMboL If
you'd cut op any id them mm'taj hlaai
over in Jlarkrrsszck. jou vrmtld ;jit the
blamoi bead kstocife-i fle you before yoa
k&owed what bit yoc" tod she pfci-d up
the street tie awfl rse&rnaiieo o fsdiff
nat wosssnsood. New York World.
riootL n-i lo tht 2kxza Uobia,
X fair h!-a of -what book lae ptopls of
New Esciaad et r-s4 Afd nsosi dM--ht
in i affwnWfcy a wt made by Tins Spang
Odd Honsfcitfejid, a agrJeaStatral jeers!
widely eUtl iB yUr XnyUad owmstry
towtu. It reqtt;d it rdrs to s-oad hi
&Ei ci wtest iiy eKd tits to
& : Ross
"We don't recover stolen um
brellas, bat we recover old um
brellas and make them as good
as new. If you have a good
frame and stick we will put a
new cover on while you wait.
Sateen, fast black, 24-inch, 7oo
" ." " 26-inch, 1.00
" " " 2S-inch, 1.25
Gloria Silk, 24-inch, - 1.75
" " 26-inch, - - 2.00
" " 2S-inch, - 2.25
Twilled Silk Serge, 24-inch, 2.75
" Si " 26-inch, 3.00
" 2S-inch, 3.25
Larger sizes 25c extra.
"best" booit, and u largo number of re
plies were rceied. The dulcrent books
voted for amounted to over u. thousand.
There were 148 different booa receiving
one vote apiece. The ten books which wcro
on the greatest number of Uats wero aa fol
lows: "Ben Ilur." by Gen. Wallace; "IU
mona." by IU'k-u Hunt Jaukson; "David
CopporflVld," by Charles DicieriH; "Ivan
hoc," by Walter Scott, "Undo Tom's
Cabin," by Harriot Btwchcr Seowtr, "Littl
Women," by Louisa JL Alcott; "John
Halifax." by Dinah Muiock Craik; "Look
ing Backward," by Kdw&rcl BeJlanxy:
"Jane Eyre," by Chnrlotto Bronte, and
"Adam Bode," by George Eliot.
Joseph Joslin, Esq., of Ponltney, "W.
gnvo Ids daughter, on her marriage, th
following "words of wifidom," which will
do for erory pair-
Novur talk at, but to, each other.
Never both manifest augur at the tvuno
Never speak loudly or boisterously to
Never reprove each other in the prcucncft
NeTer find fault or fret at what cannot
Never repeat an order or request, when
Neglect everybody clao rather than cech
Never make a remark at the other's ex
pense. Indianapolis Ham's Horn.
Wallilnj Stidk rlaataUoa.
Walking stick are, to a great-xtent, im
ported into England from abroad. Tba
number received from other coaxrtrks
reache nearly 5,000,000 annually, with a
combined rahif of a'tKMit 3S,0C0,
CommofMn itUatcs, a tbot4 of beech, ash,
thorn nod 1mmv, are, to a greet exteat,
grown in this country. In Gfoncefctccchlre,
for instance, many aore are dcrrcrtrd to nd
other parpe than tb raking of wood
for the walking atick market.
A pcaUar branch ui lb bajdnnsa is the
importation of overgrown cabbage stalka
from tbe CaaanU Iland, wbrre cabbages
are regularly trund with t1?w to k-eing
transformed into walking thicks by a pro
cs of fctrifrpiBtf oil e&cb leaf a it appears,
Sumo Oild IdciMi ol Crlmo.
Did you ever stop to think of tho aJbrartJ
ity of this thing we call "criaia &ganxs
Kecietyr" Some ote break into your
houx3, steals your zaooej, tbe aviaj-j ol
years, and leaves you helplene. Or soma
ones cot yoo to indorse Ida note, leav-sa yeti
to py it, and nxr& yoo ftnam-lsJry. This
i called an fenMajuUx society, tbstrian
is daacer&tia and muit be panifth! and nv-ste-amrd
He is seat to prixm far t vent 7
jr-jmt o a to Kive kixa esipls ttoxe to re
peat M to tmrk, a&d tho proceeds of his
labor takra by Kociety WIjjts are yvgf
You are roaliy th one acariturt vhoa the
cffuw-2 was cocamitted yon ore the only
EuiTerr Why. thtra. not let the coarsf no
of hi Ubor 9 to reUnbGrse yore) Kaosa
Jv'e-wr Palsorm of Eot.
Italiaa boot factorW aee r. js n nfoctnitox
boot of a singular pstiara. Tbe;berb aod
sole are not eora on, bat riveted to thJ
uppers in such a way tlus if tbe h!a are
worn down &9 one sfd titey can be takes
oft aad tsj-srd roeiad; wcra sofas eaea be
rexacrtrd fc the axt&e -kxj aad rwrw toeaprpt
oa. NotfeixK? U tMxdrd gov out-an iyR"i
invenuea ter turning our trcuaers ccron4
Mto pot the ba-3 in the E&eea lda4
Gcalia Beilo, old zaimi bcrw are yonf I
brent aeea ranch of yoa lately.
Maddox Yon hare oa soom ot me tLsc.
"Jlxjw do you make that otf"
"Well, Iro unca bigger than ya.
Took irimMt An?, XAitrj.
Tbr wis a yottag photographer who
lived I oe the tens tdTVsedrj at" ear
boirdiag boas, but ha U tx there now.
O&o moraiag he beJ . bisuU to fish
with the uncalled lor resiAf k, 8ruro
the shad roe ere tbesubstAnco fido," and
siaee then he hai bwo tnhwtrx. Tfcer
is 00 clew to the jstjrtiay of hia oaup
praae, bat a hard, coid Uok has Uvea
tho landlady's faro. war rrer tibce
bo west away. Boo ituiooie.
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