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Ilic micMix la;xltj gaAle: gltttrstkij pCcrmiwg gttlit, 17, 1890.
JT. M. Ml TtDOCK, KUtor.
CALL for republican county
Notice Is herebv given that a delepato convention
of the Hepublicnns of Sedgwick county, Kansas, will
i lipid at Garfield hall, in the city of Wichita, on
Saturday. August 9. 1S.YJ, at tlie hour of 10 o'clock a.
jii for tie nomi nation of candidates for
Clerk of the District court.
Superintendent of public instruction, and
Sixteen delegates to the Republican state conven
tion. , , .
There will also be held at the same place, and ira
roedtaJriv after the adjournment of the Kepuull-
Rli county t imvention, a convention to nominate a
andWate for renroDtatlve for the Elzhty-fourtn
n-nresenuttlve dlMrict, and also a convention to
nominate h candiilato for representative or tlie
KUrhtr-conl ditrict. and al--o to nominate a can
didate for commissioner of the First commissioner
UTh?Cvar4otownhlps and wards are entitled to
the following representation:
WICHITA CITY. DEL.) TtlWXSIIH. I)EI-
Kii-st ward 25 Kechi.
Second ward 2S Lincoln ?
Third ward 3jMortn
Fourth w,rd .3iiMinnha
Tilth ward 11 Niunescau f
feUth ward 17;Ohio
Mtica 4 East 1'ark
Afiou 2 Payne - .... - 1
HWnno 4 KnckfonJ, North 4
I m SRockfonl, South, 3
hi.s;ie 6Salem 1
(irant fisherman 4
ttrtw-ly (TLio!i C
(.viisum 6' Viola 3
ti.irden Plains. North.. 1 Valley Center. North.... 2
..rden Plain. SouUi.. 8 Valley Center, s-outh.... 5
tn-.nd River, a Waco '
Illinois 3i Wichita. 6
The delegates will lt selbcuI at the primaries to
... I 1.1 ... ,... ... .... ...n.t.i.. iiIuiia ti, tliA t.tvnali1,w
! lltTKS. 41 lilt! UBW1I LIIffc; lv 7 il Wl. i..u.iu.i.a
on Thursday, Ausual 7, IM, between the hours of 2
and 4 p.m.
Pnnwrfc-s will beheld in the various wards of the
my of Wichitct,Mt the us-ual votin; places, on the
rjune day as in the townbhips, between the hours of
4 and ', p. in.
I'iie deioifHtes to the county convention from the
irious reppeseuiative district shall constitute the
(Nl'iRatp.s at the representative convention, and like
wise in the commissioner's district, unless the ar-ru-iReineut
is chained by order ot the represent 'itlve
I'lninittee in t'i Kishty-third district.
Jiy order of the Central committee.
.J K. Hunlsv, Chairman.
.Tons Kelley, Sec.-etary.
RBPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION.
A delegate convention of the Republicans of Kan
sas will I! hM in the city of Topeka, on Wednes
day, th-Sd dav of September. 1, at the hour of 4
o'clock p. in., for the nomination of candidates for
( 'hief justice of the supreme court.
J ,leut"na nt jjovernor.
Seeretarv of state.
Auditor of State.
'i'reitsurer of state.
sunerlntemient of public instruction.
Megaton to the convention mentioned above shall
Tie elected by county conventions, duly called by the
u M-ral county Iteimblican oommitteos, under such
rules and nsrulatioim as may le by them prescribe!.
' 1 bBif.." apportionment of delesHtos to said state
.foveiition wili be one delegate at large for each
n iiityot the -tate. and one delegate for every 400
-. iter or fraction of Wior more votts cn-t for Lu-u-iic
P. Ware for elwtor at large in the election of
i ; under which rule delegates are apportioned to
tlie several counties a.- follows:
COIXT1ES, MXEO'TS. COUNTIES, PEDEG'TS.
Alien 6 I.lnu .r. 0
Ai.dermti. C Logan "
uihison- S l.you '
Harbor S'Maiion 7
Karon 4' Marshall T
liuiirtton... lO.McPherson - "
llrown b'Mcade "
Sutler 9, Miami '
( lia;e 4 Mitchell r.
( liuuteuquH 5 Montgomery 8
i i.t-rokee 8!Morri3 .'.... ft
i.i-venne aiMorton 2
c lark 2IN"eniha "
t lay B,XeohO j
( li.ud 7, Ness "
otTev... 6Xrton ft
mancbc 2 Ose HI
Cowley.., Ill Osborne
( rawforA. 9,OUwa ft
I) '-auir 4! Pawnee - 3
Die klnson- S'Phlllips ft
) niphu 7PtUwiitoinlo "
DouKhw 9,1'raU 4
IMwards 2 Kwlins 4
3.1k SlKeno !l
Kllis SjKepubllc 7
Ellsworth. . i IUco i
Kinney smiley I.
Tord Jtj Rooks 4
I'ranklln ."".. 7Rn.sli , .'1
t;.:irv 4iSaline 7
rant 2Scott 2
t.ove 2SedKvick 3(5
(.raham Steward 2
c;ray 2 Shawnee 20
Gr.enwood T Sheridan S
firfely 2 Sherman S
Hamilton 2 Smith ft
Harper 6 Stafford I!
Harvev C SUinton 2
ibiskell 2' Stevens -
JIiHitreman 2'Sumner 10
,1 ickson C Thomas ''
J.'tli-rsou 7jTreco -.. -
.irueil "."Wabaunsee ft
ii'Tinson , (!;Wallace 2
Jvcirney...- , StWanhlnston SI
Kingman...., 6 Wichita 2
Klown. 2 Wilson I!
LabeUe . 8 Woodson 1
june "2 Wyandotte 1ft
Lincoln 4 Total V
Theecrptriw of the several county conventions
bt" instructed to forward to tlio uiidorslfrned secre
larv at Topeka, Kansas, a certified copy of tlio cre
liitials of their several delegates, immedinU:ly
i.jiou the adjournment of the county convention,
t ,n cwienliils to le received at lopeka not later
il . i) tin- t'teuini; of Seteinler 2. From tliese cre
i.inlials the Repuldicau state central committee
v ill iiivpare a roster of those entitled to participate
ii, I he preliminary orjrauization of the convention.
liy order of the committee.
11KNRV ROOTH, Chairman.
UIOXS. JIUTCniNS. Secretary.
5TATE REPUBLICAN RKSU1IMISSIOX COXVEN'
A delegate convention of the Republican Resub-tins-'iotiUtsof
JCansas will le held in the city of
W ichit, on l"iHly, the SHh day of Septemlier, at
! iiUonr of W o'clock a. m., for the nom.Butlon of
htaf justice of the supreme court,
secretary of state,
uditor of Htate.
'! rrasnrer of rtte,
snperlnrondi'nt of Public Instruction.
'1 lie basis of apportionment of delegates to said
r4.it!-couveuUon will be ono delegate at larce for
ii.i,-h covnty of the stte, and one delegate for every
4'i voters or fraction of aw or more votes cast for
1 i. iT'-ne 1", Wre for elector at large in the election
,,i lssH, uoiler which rule delegates are apiortioiied
o the several -ountles as follows:
nt NTIES- DELKO'TS. COfSTIES. DKLEO'TS,
Alien 6 Linn t;
Anderson ' Logan :t
" hlsoti ' Lyon II
Lcr-hcr 3 Marloti , 7
i;arton. 4 Marshall 7
li Mirbou 10 Mcl'hersotu. 7
liiwH S Meade 2
V.utler 9 Miama e
i ti.-s- Mltcbell ft
cli.iutauqoa ft Montgomery S
lirnk 8 Morris 5
!n-veniM 3 Morton 2
l.irk 2 Netnaha 7
i i-iv Xeosbo 6
t '.id 7 Xess 3
.iffey C Xortoit ft
itanche 2 Osaee 10
i owley .,..11 Gsbofne 5
mwford 9 Ottawa. ... S
ifatnr 4 Pawnee 3
ni klnfon S J'hillips, ft
Mtninhan 7 1 'ottawototnie. 7
Hmitftas ...9 Pratt. ... 1
i ituards 2 Rawlins 4
. c5 Reno 9
! 3 Republic 7
! -worth I ttlce 6
! id 3 Riley 6
i 'imey 8 Rooks 4
I i.mklta 7 Rash.. a
( arileW. 2 Kuawsll .1
.-.-.ry 4 Saline 7
ti-int 3 ScMt 2
i., 2 Sedgwick l(i
t.'.tham S Sewaitl ,. 2
t.r.iy 2 Shawnee 30
(.r.-enwoott 7 Shertdait ... 3
t.i-eeley 3 Sherman 3
1! .mil ton 2 Smith i
Harper 5 Stafford....-? 3
l.ii-ey t! Stanton 2
H.iskell 2 ! Steven 2
Hodseatan.. 2 SuMner 10
.Ucksou 6 Thomas 3
Jefferson 7 Tregu 2
.(welt . 7 AVHliawneee 5
,Jo!ino 6 Wallace 2
Kearney 2 Washington 9
Kingman J a Wtachtea 2
tviowa 2 Wilson 6
i.lette 6 Woodwn 4
l.m.e 2 Wj-aadotie 15
3 ..venworth 9
Lincoln 4 Total JSl
1 he chairman of each Republican Resubmission
i nutj- Central Commute will forward credentials
'.the undertdgned secretary at Topeka, Kansas.
- .n.l credential, must be received before September
S, l-:K By order of committee,
ULECHER STEKXK, A. L. ALLEX.
Kansas City's recount irovel a humil
Speaking of the purchase of Cuba, isn't
$'.?O0.00Q.OO0 a gtxxl deal of a in-ice for a
Tltecall for the Republican county
convejition for Saturday. August J), will
be found elsewliere this moniiug.
The papws are telling of how the grent-n"-sof
Tlioiuas AVitherell Palmet the
i 'n-sident of the (liunbian exposition
ivinnussioners was foreshadowed wlien
;m old ixwfmaster general. Timothy
Hwe, distvreiied him reading Tacitus
(ii a Fox river scow. Tliere was some
thing more saguificant of grentness in this
than the perusal of a Lit tin author, how
eter the other fellows had the job of
iuejving th boat going.
PLUMB AND MONOPOLIES.
Plumb has startled the high protec
tionists by declaring that S3 a ton is
enough protection on steel rails and by
championing proportionate reductions
all through the other schedules of the
tariff bill pending in the senate. He has
announce his determination to make an
open fight on the proposition to tax the
people in the interest of monopolies, and
if he doesn't allow his courage to ooze
out at the eleventh hour he will be the
most popular man in Kansas. Kansas
The Salma Republican essays to criti
cise, in a ridiculing vein, Secretary Rusk
for his alleged proposition to try the ex
periment of exploding dynamite bombs
elevated to midair by paper baloons for
the purpose of superinducing rainfall.
The scheme is no less plausible than was
Dr. Franklin's experiments with a kite.
It is entirely within the range of scien
tific research; is much less expensive and
may prove more efficacious than bring
ing water up from under the earth in
any desired locality and in sufficient
quantity for irrigating purposes. Uncle
Jerry's theory is not new and there are
many who claim that it has been suc
cessfully demonstrated on many a battle
field. And if on a battle field why may
it not be on a corn field or any other
This scheme of getting ahead of the
weather bureau leads the Philadelphia
Record into the error of believing that
if it was successful '"the Republican
leaders in congress would doubtless en
deavor to put an ad valorem duty on
every inch of rainfall thus obtained."
Not the rain "thus obtained," as it
Avould be manufactured at home, conse
quently it would be a home industry;
but the ad valorem duty would be put
on the rain produced elsewliere, thus
giuing the home manufacturers a mo
nopoly and commond of the market.
Some investigations have recently been
made in the state of Massachusetts with
regard to the occupation of the women
of that state, the industries of which offer
them the best chance of a support and
the effect upon them generally of this
opening to them of various fields of em
ployment. In 18S.1. in all branches of industry out
of the total female population of Massa
chusetts, :500,999, or 20.S2 per cent, were
employed in various kind of work, the
increase in five years being almost a
third more than the number employed
The branches of work in which the
women find occupation are government
al offices, professional and domestic ser
vices, and also trade, transportation, ag
riculture, the fisheries, manufactures
In all tliese branches of work, the
number of women employed has in
creased while, as laborers the number
has rather decreased. Twenty-five years
ago the Transcript declares that there
were only ten authoresses, while in 188."),
there were forty-six authoresses and
three hundred and seventy-seven writers.
Nearly two-thirds of all the women
employed are under 30 years of age.
Statistics indicate, as the report states,
that marriage is the great cause that de
pletes the number of women in industry,
but, while this is a fact, it is also peculiar
that more than two-thirds of the divorces
granted in the state of Massachusetts are
to women. Still it is declared in spite of
the above, that statistics seem to indicate
that the increased opportunity now af
forded women to obtain employment has
decreased neither the number of births,
deaths or marriages, and so it seems, in
spite of all prejudices, to have done much
good and no harm.
THE RICH AND THE POOR.
The pious Postmaster General. Johnny
Wanamaker. in a Sunday school ad
dress, the other day, it is said, declared
that God intended that the great majori
ty of mankind should be poor that the
few only should be rich.
"Rich" and "poor"' are merely rela
tive terms and fundnmently can neither
be measured or estimated. The posses
sions of one poor man would make
another poor man rich. The poverty of
the great majority of rich men is more
distressing than tlie poverty of the poor.
Wanamaker may know how to run a
big clothing shop profitably and may
make a splendid executive officer for the
postoffice department, but he had bet
ter let preaching alone. In telling
tlio world what God intended he emiuds
us too much of Boss Kelly. As an av
erage sinuer loorking for God's intent we
don't go to fellow creatures, as fallable
as ourself. We don't have to. God may
whisper through the tongues of purer
men. The fathers caught and reflected
something of His will in the declaration
that all men are created equal. But God
denounces in thunder tones and every
where through His works the declara
tion of His exalted and wealthy servant,
Johnny Wanamaker. God is no respect
or of jerson. It is as close work as the
eye of a needle for a rich man to get
into heaven. Christ told the rich man to
sell all he hadand give it to the poor. John
ny Wanamaker could in that way make
a great many very poor men very rich,
lazarus in his sores and rage avhs more
acceptable than Dives in his clean linen.
Outside of the wealth afforded by God's
own hand, which is free to all alike,
there is no other wealth on this earth ex
cept that created out of its elements by
toil and sweat and the. ioor man wrest
ed or ereatcd all such wealth and not
the rich man. Sir. Wanamaker did
not create his own wealth, nor did God
give it him intentionally or otherwise.
Mr. Wanamaker simply acquired it by
some means or other from those whose
sweat it represents.
THE GOLD THIEVES.
Tlie New York papers are already in
structing tlie treasurer of the United
States as to his duty and powers under
the new silver bill. They tell him that
all coinage of silver under that bill
ceases with July, '81. and tliat in the
mean time he need not purchase aa
ounce of silver, that it is in fact a dnrv
he owes the country Wall street to
offer so small a price for the bullion as
to defeat tlie market.
If Mr. Windom listens to any such
talk as that: if iie don't nrompUypur
chasc 4,500.000 ounce jicr month, aud if
he don't jut that 53.000.000 of re-sorve-into
ainmlation as directed by the
law, then in 1892 the Republican party
will be buried so deep that the personal
of the present administration will never
live to hear of its resurection.
The advantage that "Wall street holds
over the balance of the country lies in its
power to control the United States treas
urer. The wealth of Wall street is
written on paper called notes,
mortgages, debentures, certificates, etc.,
intrinsically valueless farther than the
good faith of the people makes them so.
The railroad stocks, and bonds, which
Wall street holds, call for ten times the
actual cost of the properties they repre
sent, the interest on nine-tentlis of which
the people is paying without any ade
quate return, and if congress fails to en
force the spirit of its enactments touch
ing the silver biil and other financial in
terests the values held by Wall street
will disappear some line morning like a
puff of smoke.
Therefore touching the duty of the
treasurer, or that of the intent of con
gress in passing the silver bill, Wall
street will do well to let the plain words
of the act stand in the spirit in which
they were enacted, for the debt burth
ened and debt worried people of this
countn- will -stand very little more out
rage from that dan of szold thieves.
Professor Swensson. who is talked of
as a Republican candidate for congress
from this district appears, by the record,
to have been a very lukewarm friend to
the soldier; at least such is the record
as printed by the McPherson Vim.
Tlie Kansas City Star has arrived at
the conclusion that an unemployed popu
lation is worse than no population, or
words to that effect. The truth is, Kan
sas City would like to feel happy over
the census returns if sho only knew how
to go about it.
Manitou, Colorado, had her fire works
fired from Pike's peak on the Fourth. As
the distance is some twelve miles, the un
patriotic people who always object to
demonstrations on Independence day
didn't have anything to rail against, but
other people's profligacy.
An Owensboro, Ky., editor says '"The
'he' sash craze is absolutely unknown in
Owensboro. Our gun is loaded for the
first rash young man who attempts it."
This is a soit of offhand way of saying
that Owensboro has nothing to recom
mend it especially as a summer "resort.
Mexico is again the recipient of a loan.
The amount is 8,000,000, and is for the
purpose of constructing a new railroad.
Mexico's credit is rapidly improving.
Many of the best banking houses abroad
are at present backing the financial
schemes of the country. As i place for
the location of new enterprises Mexico is
fast coming into favor.
What with its dam project, its bridge
proposition, its prohibition meetings and
original package worriments Topeka is
unquestionably and reasonably in a high
er degree of temperature than any other
spot on earth. And what is more, she
don't seem inclined to let the tempera
ture run down. Well, she pays her money
so let her take her chance.
Henri Watterson says Speaker Reed is
a kind of ''a jocose, fat. greasy Catherine
de Medici, modernized and disguised as
as a man.'. It has been known for
some time that Mr. Reed is an eys-sore
to the Democrats and they have said
many mean things about him. but it re
mained to the editor of the Courier
Journal to doubt his sex.
Dan Anthony, in referring to the Kan
sas City steamboat enterprise, unex
pectedly observes "'for successful navi
gation it is necessary to have water."
Kansas City probably never thought of
that. The "mene, mene, tekel" of Dan
iel's wisdom has held good all the way
from Chaldea to the mouth of the Kaw,
and no doubt it will continue to lighten
up the pilasters of all common time.
Tlie phonograph received by Mr. and
Mrs. Stanley as a wedding present re
corded the words of the marriage service
and the response of tlie contracting
parties. Now is not tlie time for Mr.
Stanley to get, sick. After a domestic
rumpus in the years to come, when
Dorothy turns the phonograph on him
and makes it repeat his vow, it will bo
Avell enough to grow faint. .
"The Sunday baseballists." says the
Boston Herald, "are deriving considera
ble satisfaction from Cardinal Gibbon's
opinion that Sunday should be devoted,
first to religious work, and second to- in
nocent and healthful recreation." We
doubt, however, if the cardinal means
what the baseballists think he means by
"innocent and healthful recreation." He
would not probably support the idea of
having Sunday school and church in the
morning, baseball in the afternoon and
theatre at night.
A three million dollar distillery is pro
osed for Kansas City. A great "quantity
of Kansas corn would be pretty sure to
come to some bad end, if it ia built. To
Doubtless Kansas would furnish the
corn, and at a low price, and then buy
the whisky back at a high price, Mis
souri extracting a profit from it as it
went and as it came, liesides giving em
ployment to Missouri people and taxing
the distillery for Missouri purposes.
That three million plant is a bigger
thing than the state of Kansas boasts.
but. of course. Topeka wouldn't have it,
nor would her ring permit any other
town io have it, so whv mention it.
Boston sends over a million gallons -of
spirits to Africa every year. Some of the
missionaries are tonsh i-H oodsjers and it
requires a pretty strong drautrht to waih
them down. Emporia" Republican.
If 'tis time, 'tis pity, and some power
or influence should be invoked to put a
stop to the open scandal. Why don't
the prohibitionists move congress to so
frame the bill now before that body in
tended to give the states the right to con
trol traffic within its borde-is. to. enable
the state to prevent exportation from as
well as the importation into it, of articles
that come under the ban of popular dis
approval? Such a provision would on
able Massachusetts to prevent avaricious
Boston from prosecuting the enslaving
and brutalizing traffic among the heatiten
of tlie dark continent. As to the part
the missionaries play in the drama, we
leave tliat to those who semi and main
tain them there, and forbear comment,
Jest w should be charged with fighuog
The supreme court of Indiana held, in
the recent case of the Indianapolis Cable
Street Railway company vs. the Citi
zen's Street Railway company, says
Bradstreets', that ordinances of the city
of Indianapolis granting the latter com
pany the right to construct street rail
ways on the streets of the city did not
grant an exclusive right, that the city
had power to grant the right to construct
street railroads upon its streets to other
companies, except where the first com
pany had actually occupied and used
certain streets for its railroad, and that
a corporation which was granted a right
to construct a cable street railroad acted
without authority when it attempted to
construct a road of any other character,
and acquired no rights in the streets
either as against the city or as against
any other street railway corporation.
The money bags of the east seem to be
unhappy because the exportation of gold
is to be more than compensated for by
the increase in the circulation of four
and a half millions a month. This dis
tress is easilj- accounted for, however.
Without the compensating increase in
the circulation the outgo of gold could
not fail to effect the interest rate in favor
of the money bags, and anything that
will do this naturally eulists their deepest
solicitude. With a parity in the values
of tlie circulating medium the people care
very little which is taken for export;
they are more concerned in the perfec
tion of the same plan whereby a larger
part of our surplus products of farm and
factory may be sent out in exchange for
what we need from foreign countries. If
this could be done the balance of trade
nor the outgo of money would be such
as to distress anybody on this side.
The Wichita Eagle copies and idiotic
article on "Political Preachers" taken from
an insignificant saloon organ, in which
two of Leavenworth's ministers are black
guarded for preaching prohibition. It was
always thus. Tlie ministers preach against
some particular form of immorality for
years and years until thepublic conscience
is aroused and the po iticians take hold of
it and then, according to these defenders
of the immoral, the preachers must preach
about it no more or they will be preaching
pol i t i cs. Lea ven wort h Tim es.
The writer of the foregoing knows, if
he knows anything, that the aspersion
he would cast upon the Eagle therein
is as unwarranted and as unjust as it is
untrue. The ministry has no more loyal
or willing fellow-helper to the truth
among the secular agencies,in its rightful
field, than the Eagle, as its files from its
first issue to the present day will abund
ants show. Nevertheless, when minis
ters abandon their sacred spheres and
functions and go into a foreign domain
and bedraggle the garb that should be
kept spotless, this paper has not and will
not hesitate to criticise and even con
demn such abandonment. The minister
of the gospel is hedged about by a divin
ity that should and does guard him from
the shafts of the world so long as he re
mains wi'hiu the bounds clearly laid out,
but no longer.
ALL ABOUT THE ALLIANCES BY A
SEDGWICK COUNTY FARMER.
To the Editor of tlio Easle.
Driven by the gently falling rain from I
the labors of the field to seek the protec
tion of the dwelling house, I am impell
ed by an irresistable desire to write on
the subject of reform. It seems tlie spir
it of reform personified has taken posses
sion of the tillers of the soil, and as
"those who think will govern those who
toil"' we are determined to prove to an
unbelieving world that labor is not in
compatible with the clearest logical
thought. It is not generall known, es
pecially by politicians, that there are
two branches of the Farmer's Alliance.
One may be designated as tlie northern
alliance and the other as the southern
alliance. The principal object of the
St. Louis meeting last December was to
secure a union of the two alliances and
then from Maine to California, all along
the line make a united demand on the
the government for the sub-treasury or
warehouse plan. The delegates from the
northern alliance refused not only to
form a union with the southern branch,
but would not even endorse the ware
house plan. They considered it vision
ary, impractical and unjust.
Many farmers in and out of the south
ern alliance have arrived at the same
conclusion. We have had too much class
legislation already and if we could suc
ceed in getting good-natured Uncle Sam
to build granaries for us where in the
name of reason would this class legisla
tion end? The shoe manufacturer will
be entitled to ask for like favors when
tlie price of shoes was depressed, and the
manufacturer of iron and steel are en
titled to the same favor. The injustice
of the sub-treasury plan is apparent,
when we consider that counties who raise
less than SoO.OOO worth of wheat and corn
oats, tobacco and cotton are deprived of
its supposed benefits. It has been calcu
lated that less than one count- in five
would be benefitted by the plan because
they do not raise enough of these prod
ucts. Would not the farmers in these
counties have just cause to complain?
Would they not kick against an unjust
law which discriminated against them?
Unfortunately all movements in behalf
of the people have a tendency to go to
extremes, and instead of lightening the
load of which we complain, usually not
only adds to our burdens but brings on
our cause the ridicule of men who were
never known to have au opinion worth
One can readily imagine that the
leaders on whom devolve the arduous
task of guiding and controlling the
masses, had the common misfortune of
leing born without brains. Grain spec
ulators in St. Louis and Chicago would
soon get control of our wheat and as re
ligion has never succeeded in eliminating
selfishness from the hearts and affections
of this class, wheat would advance be
yond the export price. It would be a
God-send to the people of Russia and In
dia, as thev would be called on to supplv
the needed grain. Our wheat would be j
allowed to remain in the sub-treasury j
buildings, until, having lost our foreign j
market, the collapse wouttl come bring
ing on the farming interests, ruin, com
plete and inconceivable. Is it not time
to call a halt and no longer waste the en
ergies of the honest and confiding
farmer in the pursuit of an ob
ject as Quixotic as it it unattainable?
Fighting imaginary giants, transformed
by the occult science of sorcery into
windmills in this age of the world mil
not command the respect of the thinking
portion of mankind. Tlie general pros
perity of all is the only basis on which
can be securely built toe enduring fabric
of national greatness.
Since the commencement of interna
tional commerce periods of deiH-esskm
and prosperity have followed each other
as day lias followed night. Tlie causes
which produce this state of affairs are
various and often obscure, but the ex
perience of mankind in all ages has dem
onstrated the truth of the proposition;
that the growing of grain for a diaat
ml foreign market can never briajr pros
perity to those engaged in that pursuit.
The policy of sending to Europe raw
material in the form of wheat, corn and
cotton, and receiving therefrom the
products of skilled labor is unworthy of
the enterprise and genius of tlie Amer
ican people. It was humiliating to any
American to read in the dispatches from
Washington, six or seven weeks ago.
that a committee of importers asserted
before the tariff committee that in this
country we-had not the artistic ability
or the required skill to produce stained
window glass; therefore, in the words of
Cleveland, in this particular instance the
tariff was a tax.
How much longer will this state of
things continue? Diversity of employ
ment in tlus age is national salvation. If
we ceased to give employment to the
skilled labor of Europe and encouraged
industrial enterprises in our common
country we would have no wheat to ex
port for tlie simple reason that it would
be needed at home. When this con
summation so ardently longed for is re
alized, then, and not "till then, will the
American farmer become prosperous
Oxe of the Macs.
Glen-Marv Farm, July 15, 1SW).
Mr. Mouth was in Topeka yesterday.
This doesn't refer to Jim Troutman par
ticularly. The Salina Republican remarks that
our lieutenant governor has seceded from
Senator Ingalls would confer a great
boon on the citizens of his state, just now,
if he would plagiarize a polar breeze.
Speaking of woman suffrage, ic is high
ly proper, don't you think, to say that
Wyoming has been added to the gal-axy
The electrical storms in the northern
part of the state is not confined to the
clouds. Shocks from other sources are
The Hiawatha World refers to Ira Col
lins, candidate for nominee for congress
from the First district, as "an unscrupu
The Topeka Capital introduces the poet
from the Second district as, "one, 'Gene
Ware." The Capital is right, there is but
one 'Gene Ware.
Twenty-four hours more gone without
an o. p. mob at Ottawa. The political
prohibitionists in that community must
be getting thirsty.
The fellows up in the First district will
not be satisfied that Morrill will not run
for congress this year, until his successor
takes his seat in the house.
We have missed Vox Populi a great
deal of late. The regular contributor
probably has been drinking beer and don't
want it to appear in public.
The last number of the Manhattan In
dustrialist is an artistic one. It contains
good pictures of the agricultural college
and views of the several departments.
Colonel Tomliuson, of the Topeka Dem
ocrat, says there are 500 boys in Topeka
who ought to be sent to the reform school.
And this is not the snow ball season of the
Mr. Ealoe, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Rogers and
Mr. Houk by their little fizzles of wit in
the house Tuesday fully demonstrate what
a pyrotechnial flower-pot Eugene Ware
would be among them.
Those publications who were wont to
take delight in chronicling the failure of
Alliance stores might; as well confess that
the lack of material for such a purpose 1ms
been a little discomforting.
Two men in Hutchinson have been
found with a worm in their possession. It
was the kind that produces bait for pro
hibition fishing parties and the worm and
its posi.essors were arrested forthwith.
The El Dorado Republican declares with
a good deal of confidence that there is not
a quart of beer in Kanas, today. This
looks like a back hand lick at the original
package stores at El Dorado which do not
The Winfield Courier comes out m a
column article in favor of Bishop Perkins
for re-election to congress. There is no
doubt in Ed Greer's mind but that Bishop
Perkins will get back again all right, but
he wrote it just to pique the opposition.
Buffalo Jones has had his picture pub
lished in Harper's Weekly. It is not
known just in what way the other con
gressional candidates in the Seventh dis
trict will take this movement, but they
will probably own that Mr. Jones' con
gressional boom has been greatly aided in
New York and other eastern cities.
A report comes from the northern part
of the state saying that Webb McNall is
gathering strength every day. As his
enemies having been making slurring re
marks right along about Mr. McNall's
care of his person, his friends if they tvish
to gather converts from the opposition,
had better be more explicit.
At Hennessey they hold political meet
ings iii a church.
Tlie delegate to congress from Oklaho
ma will get 55,900 a year.
Stillwater has a merchant; who is au
uncle of Governor Steele.
The "green corn dance" is now being
celebrated by several tribe of Indians.
Do you see the "Kicking Bird" soar?
With such an endorsement he ought to.
Guthrie couuty will have its Republican
delegate convention, next Saturday, the
The Mulhall Monitor is supporting John
F. Linn, a couuty commissioner. lor the
Threshing machines are in demand in
many portions of Oklahoma they are no
A justice of Oklahoma City is described
as pronouncing a marriage ceremony "in
his happiest manner."
There is no doubt of it. The 5th of
August will be a bigger day than the 4th
of July in Oklahoma this year.
Hennessey still hopes to become the
capital of" Oklahoma some day. Hen
nessey is ambitions, if anything.
A new town by the name of Sebastine. it
is said, is soon to be eutbH-hed berwei
Hennessey and Kingfisher, at h point as
near as practicable the geographical center
of the Fifth county. It will make a fight
for the connty seat.
Norman is now an incorporated Tillage,
the petition of the citizens to incorporate
undur the provisions of the Xebrau
statute-, being granted by the eoanty
commiesioners while in session this week.
Five trustee were anpointd. to-wit: W.
T. Wallace. T. Black'. W. H. Peck, C. W.
Streeter &nc J. W. Wright.
A delegate convention of the RmWi
cans of Second county. Territory of Okla
homa, is called to meet in Oklahoma City,
at. 11 o'clock a. m.. on Wednesday, July,
3 198. for th ournoae of olacioc: in
nomination three members of the council J
and live niftnbers of the hone of repre
sentatives of the legislative aaeembly.
The Oklahoma City Journal think thai
iht- comin- election will decuk the ques
tion a.- to whether Oklahoma i to be a j
SOaunrrD or uouirciB.si. .w """
sarily: it is between the two. Bokte.
the lines between the western; north ana
the south bid fair at present to be soon ob
litentted forever. It wooid ba better .
Governor Steele has appointed Calvin L.
?every eounty attorney of Beao county ,
Howard PnuU. justice of the pemx o
townbip IS ia the Sixth eouaiy. with L
Wet as cotiisfcabie. Gto. W. Fletcher, jus
tice of township IT. in the Fifth county,
and J. A- Tfcbor. eoostty sameyor of um
wi(AMtli roantr. Seieftar P. Kiac wac
MXMHsted ji t Ksr eay
j J JaOIL X
Bortree's Duplex Corset at S9 cents, regular price $1.50.
s from 25 to 30. Bortree's Adjustable Duplex Corset at GS
s. rpornlm Tvrirp. Sln. Sl7.p: frnm -rJ tr 3D
cents, regular price $1.25
MITE GOODS SALE.
20 pieces of India Linen at 7 3-4c, worth 10c.
S pieces of India Linen at 9 l-2c, worth 13 l-2o.
11 pieces of India Linen at 12c, worth ISc.
Extra cjuality of Chech Nainsooks reduced to 7 1-2, 10, 12 1-2
15 and 20. cents.
New and beautiful designs in Figured Swiss and Miilis.
A great variety of Plaid and Striped Organdies. .Tusfc the
thing for a hot wave.
A new lot of those great bargains in ladies vests, two for 25
cents, worth 40 cents. This lot will not last long.
Sun umbrellas at a bargain. "We have a few lines cheap.
If you have a good frame and stock we will save you from
one to two dollars by recovering them with the best material.
White Bouse of limes & Ross.
vice Mr. Wykoff, who is made county at
torney. It is thought the Chcyennes anil Arapa
hoes will accept the second offer made
them, which is that each Indian is to re
ceive 1(50 acres of land, eighty of which is
to be valley and eighty pasture. They are
to receive a million and a lialf dollars,
500,000 of which is to be paid them at once
under the direction of the secretary of the
interior. There are two parties among
them. One party is favorable to trading
but they are not enthusiastically for it.
Another party opposes t!i sale, but not
bitterly. The second proposition is so lib
eral that they cannot well refuse it. One
objection to selling was tnnt the money
would do the Indians no good, anil they
brought up as an argument the cae of
Black Wolf who got $100 from the Rock
Island road and in live days afterward he
did not have a dollar.
The territorial Republican central com
mittee met. at Gtitrie Monday, and organ
ized by electing Harry P. Clark of Guthrie,
chairman, and D. V . Manjuart of Nor
man, secretary. The following members
were present:" II. P. Clark, Guthrie; D. I).
Leach, Oklahoma City; D. W. Marquart,
Norman; M. J. Loathe, El Reno; Dr. K. II.
Cook, Kingfisher; J. W. Hubbard, proxy
of J. WikolL of Stillwater. One of the ob
jects of the meeting was to devise means
of selecting a delegate at large. After
fully considering all sides of the question
it was decided to nominate such candidate
and thus dispense with a territorial con
vention, the short time until the election
making it almost impossible to get a con
vention together in time. A lmllot was
taken and 51. W. Iteynolds was the unani
Secretary Noble on Saturday issued
supplementary instructions to the town
site commissioners in Oklahoma. The
original instructions were issued on June
is, but as there was some doubt expressetl
as to how the contests are to De wul tne
secretary concluded to explain the matter
in detail. Tins, is done in the supplement
ary instructions. He advises the trus
tees, after setting apart all the un
contested lots, blocks and grounds to the
persons entitled to them, and before pro
ceeding to contests, to make ussmMts
on the lots embraced iu the town site so
that each shall bear its fair proportion of
all the expenses. In disposing of the con
tested cases the trustees are instructed to
require each claimant to depotut each
morning a sum sutlicient to cover and pay
all coats and expenses on such proceedings
for the day. At the close ot the coutest
the sum deposited by the successful
jmrty shall be restored to him, but the
amount deposited by the losing party shall
Ik retained and accounted for by the dis
bursing otticer of the board.
From the Chicago Tribune.
Perspiring Citizen Is
Cowlx)y (with revolver) Bang!
Verdict of Coroner s Jury Justifiable
Newspapers and Reform.
Fnvm the I'hibwittlpblA Ledger.
The most efficient work done by tlie
newspapers, that of exposing, drugging
into the fierce light of public opinion,
public wrongs and abuses, ia not at all
appreciated at its real value.
Goody Goody Topeka,
rrom th KmporUi Rpllk-t).
Topeka lias a band of hoy crusaders.
They broke into a car of beer the other
night, took out the contents ami emptied
them down their juvenile throats. 'Of
course if the leer Itadn't been there the
boys wouldn't liave stolen and drank it;
but Imjw comes that there are such rep
robates in the families of n good city
evolutions of the Steer.
From mi Esciuuuea.
In the year 1706 the average weight of
fatted steers in the London and Liverpool
markets was but 'MO pounds. Thin, too,
at the average of " yearn. In 1755 this
average weight was increased to 4H2
pounds. In 1W th- weight was 830
pounds, more than double that of 1706.
Tlie average weight of the fatted sewer
to day is four tin what it wtm ia TTO6,
only 1W years ago.
Kally in tne Kaleidoscope.
From Um XMoptfte JamnmL
At a recent meeting of the prohihitioo
ists, at Wichita, the Hev. Bernard Kelly
denounced the opposition claw of people
as the riff-ratf of the state and "thata re
submissionist could not be a Christian
nor a lover of his country, and that a
"man who would say that prohibition in
"Kansas wa. not a iaccess would cane
"hi own God and desecrate his own
"home." It is evident that "whom the
gods would destroy they first awke
mad" is apparent in his case. Tfce rev
erend is in his cups.
The atartttsg Fact.
Tram tfc Aic&lma Cfeamptaa
The Topeka Capital joins the Wichita
ILkGLK in rcpndtaang the charge of sup
porting Senator Ingali) for a considera
tion. If our highly esteemed cotem
porary. the Capital, is supporting togai!"
without adequate cnaideratiofi it is th
most remarkable instance of sadden an-i
radical change of heart to be found m
the annals of the world's history. TV
Capital, like the Eakijc, may r
prompted solelv by affection for Hesator
ingalls. we wifl not ia the face of
statement question it, but it is almost too
remarkable lo be credited.
The Unpardonable Sis.
Traai 0 WlaacM Tffasae.
The Wichita Ejjmjs is after Barney
Kelly with asaarpstck- Kelly spoke
thereat the tasBnesanee meeting mad
committed M amawdonabie am. Br.
said the Wiehmt had mora joeaa smf
from 25 to 30.
empty houses than any city in the state,
attempting to prove that whisky did noo
make business. The man who will pub
licly thrlare anv town in Kansas is not
prosperous, full of businet. peopled
with the bravest men ami fairest women
on earth has destroyed his popularity. -Barney
made a grand mistake ami never
again will he be regarded as a statesman
by the inhabitants of the Peerless Prin
cess. He mav do a fair jjob at preaching,
but to succeed as a iiolittcian, never.
The Sweet Summer CHrl of 90.
From the ClBclntuu'. (.' mr.i.-rcUU Uasrtto.
Among th i .!!-- of today the Lydia.
Languishes - oultl not stand a ghost of a
sliow. Tlie pale, interesting, simpering
lenuty of the ast. who wept copKMisly
on the smallest provocation, 1ms goti.-,
let us hope, forever. The chosen and ad
mired belle of today Imus bright eves ami
rosy clieeks She laughs ami riles and
swims ami dives, ami is as eager in open
air sport as her brother, with iwiviksgws
scarcely less ilutu his, and her young
heart Iwuts with the regular emphasis i'
health and happiness. Doubt lew (hnl
might have nmd. something sweeter
than Hit' summer girl of the season of
I8i, but doubtless (Jod never did, awl
the young man of the season should 1m
reverently thankful in his lienrb for the
exalted privilege which is his of wooing
and winning her.
Plumb Is Full of Fight
WMtiington Dispatch to ChJcao TrUMtt.
This week will see the MorriH-ifcIvin-ley
sugar bounty tariff in the senat-.
The sundry civil appropriation bill will
be the only other measure having th.
right of wav. Senator Morrill fc
proud of his share in the work that ho
wants his name linked with Major M -Kuiley's
and will have charge of tin
measure. Some -of the ItepubUcaM sena
tors who have local interests affected
hatx been threatening to oppose the few
reduction made from tlie house sched
ules, Init they won't succeed. The hill
may go through substantially as it rom-i
from tlie finance committee, vet there is
an encouraging number of Republican
senators who agree with Secretary
Blaine that the people are not likely to
staid increased duties this year. Sena
tor Plumb is full of tight sml is ready to
undo ail the finance committees work.
Ue has been startlinir the high protec
tionists by telling them that $1 a ton h
enough protection for steel rails and
championing similar " heresies" ail
through the schedules. Other western
senators are not quite so radicoi s-i
Plumb, but they say the rates Mut
come down even if tliey have to join
with the Democrats-
A Detroit father has undertaken a Mttle
educational venture with his own chil
ttren, and be is trying to tnmk them give
np slang, the use of ambiguous Uerum of
speech and other peculiarities affected
by the youth of the day. Yesterday he
asked his 14-year-old daughter when a
certain book was.
"1 haven't an, idea. pansT saawarod
the young iady.
"1 didn't asteyci for ideas." saM thu
father sternly : "ja answer my ifwsaton.
Where is tint hock?
"On the tap shelf in the ixk saaa," re
cited the girl like a parrot.
"Can you reach it!"
There was a long stieoc. the fttidiwr
waiting iaa patiently for the book. AlJat
"Sell, why don't you bring ft?"
"Bring what, sir?"
"The book I wanted. "
"You did not say you wanted m o.
get H," said the daughter in a itmwue
voice; "jsa aakeu1 aa H I ooahf ryach
fBOKmT sk Ik tfer. a a surfk
made his matacfaa musts, that;
anok like a good girl and bring is hat to
"Now. you're talking sense, pop; III
have the book ma jiffy." aiul sho wkiekstl
off after it. while the father sighed over
the degeneracy of the times. DesresC
tor aw- (ka -t -
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