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3P WLxttein gaily gaglc: Sfcitcsttag ptawriag SftGemtet, 11, 1890
21. JimWOCK, Editor.
It is Bcid that in New York City there
is one millionaire in every 1,600 of the
population. There is very little comfort
in that for the less fortunate 1,599.
Succi, the faster, lacks only five days
of completing as long a term of ab
stineuco from food as did Dr. Tanner in
life famous effort of forty days. But
Succi lacks it all of establishing the
theory he started out to demonstrate, i.
a, that man can live without food in
definitely. It is a significant fact that Kansas papers
wliir.h rwenived invitations to httunU tho
Pulitzer building ccremonicSj the Wicbica
EAGLE was the ouly one invited to the
champagne supper. Topeka Capital.
On the contrary, the Eagle has reason
to believo that the Capital is the only
paper in the state that did not receive
fcuch a bid.
Since the first of the present month
twenty-one fines of $50 each have been im
posed by Police Judge Leland on the
keepers of tippling shops. In several in
stances one person has been fined two or
more times. Four tippling-shop keepers
were fhied $50 each today. They were
Terry Grogan, James Hall. John O'Brien
and D. C. Quick. Kansas City Gazette.
Twenty-one and four more, at 50
each, makes $1,230, or a low license, col
lected by a city in a prohibition state in
ten davs. That is not so bad, so far as
hundred, and a concert-room, not to ex
ceed a sealing capacity of five thousand,
with a large organ, for players from
everywhere to exhibit their skill. Be
sides the special compliment to Spain, he
would give orders to distinguished com
posers of other nations for works, so as
to secure a variety of styles. He has a
shock for the Chauvinism, which is per
petually calling for concerts of Ameri
can music and when one is offered,
shows a distinguished presence of mind
by keeping away from it in the declar-
Doa'fc believe the world's solas to the doss;
That alt women are peacocks and all men boss:
For he think that the world Is fashioned awry.
And inada from the pattern they cut hlza out by.
Tala't so.
the revenues for a prosperous and grow-! ation of his dislike for performances of
ing city are concerned. But while it is delusively American programs."
The Democracy need a full-blooded race
horse like David B. llill, not a .slow En
glish roadst or like Grover Cleveland, to
win the president'al race of 3802. Topeka
"Which being interpreted means you
recognize that your party will not have
a "walk over" in the next national cam
paign, as 3ou would have' the country
believe. A frank confession.
Senator-elect Gordon, it is said, now
proposes to join the Alliance. After de
feating that organization, or party, in
its stronghold it would be virtually ac
knowledging that his victory was equiv
alent to a defeat, and an acknowledg
ment that he was wrong. In receiving
mg city
not half as much as would bo collected
under a high licenso system it is ten
thousand times too much to be collected
in a town of a state whose political
bosses swear for three months during
every campaign that prohibition is a
success and a complete triumph in Kan
sas. If these boss liars would but qual
ify their declaration by saying
that prohibition is an cntiro
success in some portions of Kan
sas, and then add, parenthetically,
the uncultivated prairie portions, they
would deceive nobody. The fact of the
enforcement or non-enforcement of pro
hibition hi any? town in Kansas, or in
the state of Maine, determines at once
the relative commercial importance of
that town. Maine has had prohibition
for more than a quarter of a century,
yet nobody could be found who would
say that in eithor of the two important
commercial cities of Maine any pretense
is made of enforcing the prohibitory
As the fair is two or three vears off,
however, the Chicago commissioners
could very well postpone this question
for a while, and discuss more pressing
problems, among wluc'i might be men
tioned the beginning of the building
work, and the gathering in of the money
necessary for that purpose.
Troublo is still the lot of the baseball
men. Despite the general belief that the
war has been brought to an end, with
the National League on top, the final set
tlement of the difficulty is yet far away.
It is now the victors who are at variance,
quarreling over the distribution of the
spoils. There will havo to be much live
ly work if tho difficulties are adjusted
bcloro the opening of the next season.
It is asserted that nearlj- two-thirds of
tho Irish members of tho English parlia
ment aro opposed to Parnell as leader of
the Irish National party. This circum
stance, if true, placed in contrast with
the fact that the Irish people aro almost
unanimously in favor of Parnell, makes
it appear that the opposition to the great
leader is not without suspicion that jeal
ousy and envy aro playing a conspicuous
London's strike does not seem to havo
assumed serious proportions as yet, and
it is said that the striking steamship em
ployes are not all in accord with each
other. It is sincerely to bo hoped that
'hero will not bo a repetition of tho
'.roubles that attended the dock strikes
a few months ago. Tho existing diffi
culties ought to bo settled before such
extremities as then existed aro ar
rived at.
It is learned from outside papers that
"tho Hessian fly is doing considerable
daraago to the growing wheat in South
ern Kansas." If this is true somebody
ought to notify Prof. Snow and secure
from him some of tho fly exterminator.
But thero seems to bo no information in
this portion of tho district named con
cerning tho presenco of tho lly or any
other menace to tho wheat crop, which,
by tho way, is phenomenally fine for
tho season.
A niimlinr fC Hin rvS1iiTititn rmrvna rf
him to membership the Alliance will j " t '
manifest a semi-divine attributoof stoop- "-'. " i'"y '"
ing to conquor. anything else, havo beon for weeks
Jiownug over tho non-entorcement of the
prohibitory law in Kansas City, Kan.,
one of these papers roundly abusing
Governor Humphrey for not enforcing
it. Thero is just one way of doing it, or
of making it possible to be done, and
that is, by killing tho place commer
cially by stopping its growth and shut
ting off its enterprise. There is no
other way. So lone: as Kansas
City, Kansas, continues to grow and
spread and increase and deepen her com
mercial foundations as a center of popu
lation, just so long will be found within
her corporato limits tho distinctive char
acteristics of such centers. If it were
otherwise, statutory law could be sub
stituted for the Bible, and the policeman
and his club would take the place of the
church and of tho preachers, and thus
humanity would bo saved from its frail
ties and appetites, from its wickedness
and moral delinquencies, by the simple
edict of a police commissioner behind
whom would be only tho purities of hu
man law.
We aro not going to say that the surest
indication that a town is finished, and
that all of its further possibilities have
flown when these characteristics of
growth and importance aro no louger
visible or possible within its limits; but
we do say that a man will mako just as
much money, and no more, by investing
in one of theso high moral burgs today
as fifty years hence. Such towns
as Kansas City or any other
growing city cannot afford to
ignore tho money and tho enterprise of
peoplo who lack some particular moral
status. But that our laws forbid thero
are communities in Kansas today so lost
to tho truth that prohibition is a great
success that they would welcome to their
towns both of tho breweries located in
Omaha since November -1th, and each of
which, breweries, is to cost one million
of dollars. Just as liko as not that is
truo. Thero aro men in "Wichita, and
women too, who aro not a bit too good
to welcome anything in tho way of big
enterprises, not forbidden by the laws of
tho country, and "Wichita is not collect
ing a cent, today, in tho way of liquor
license, either.
There are a number of towns in Kan
sas that havo given over all their ambi
tion to become cities. They are subsid
ing, rapidly, in population nnd in values.
A lot in them is not worth as much to
day as it will be fifty years hence, but
which is not one-fourth what such lot
would havo brought four years ago.
It is all right for theso
towns to mako a strenuous effort
to onforco tho prohibitory law. Thev
aro but country towns, will never be
anything else, and they can with the
necessary effort not only enforce the pro
hibition law, but render their places
noted for morality and sobriety. It is
tho undoubted duty of tho peoples of
such places to do this earnestly and hon
estly. But when it comes to their more
prosperous and enterprising neighbors, in
the name of all that's decent and fair,
don't demand impossibilities. We know
Georgo Martin to bo as strict and as con
scientious a prohibitionist as can be
found in tho state, but thero is thorefore
no sense in a lot of dood-town editors
abusing him and tho officials of Kansas
daily for failing to enforce a law which
enforces itself by the mere weight of sen
timent in towns whoso people havo little
elso to think aboutor sentimentalize over.
In his annual report Postmaster-Gen
eral Wanainakcr reviews his recom
mendation for a reduction in the rate of
postage and is understood to bo person
ally urging the change upon the admin
istration and the postal committee of
congress. 'Everyone would of course
welcome a reform, provide I the cheap
ening of rates did not effect the efficien
cy of the service nor check the increas
ing of facilities. But tho improvement
of the postal service and the reduction of
rates of postage do not seem to be prac
ticable at the same time, and it is much
more desirable to improve than to
cheapen tho service.
Mr. "Wauamaker admits that if this
plan of one cent postage was adopted it
would lead to a deficit in the postofBce
department of 23,000,000 a year, but
holds that in a relatively short time this
would be made good. Ifc hardly seems
probable, however, that this reduction
would so increase the business of the
postoffice as to mako good such an enor
mous deficit.
Mr. "Wanamaker thinks the advantages
to the people resulting from this cheap
postage would more than offset the bur
den of that amount upon the general tax
levy. The present rate of two cents is,
however, by no means extortionate, and
the masses of people do not find it a bur
den, and would preter that tho amount
necessary to cheapen postage would bo
expended on improvingUhe postal service
instead of being used to make good the
deficit resulting from the cheapening.
One of the most imperative needs of tho
rountry is the prompt repeal of tho Mc
Kinley law. Atchibon Champion.
A desirable consummation, to bo sure;
lint in point of interest to tho whole
country as affording immediate relief it
U of small consequence as compared to
Iho enactment of some measure that will
relieve tho financial btress by restoring
confidence and giving tho country more
money. Tho prico of an article 13 of
httlo concern to the man who has no
money with which to buy; neither is it
tf paramount interest to the man who
has plonty of money.
Dr. O. P. Pico, of Atchison, claims to
havo evolved a method by which rainfall
may Ikj had at will. Tho Champion
kives a brief statement from the doctor
nf the modus operandi which is. in brief,
tho exoreke of will power by the com
munity unitedly. Of course, tho doctor
will scout the idea of theo '"being any
thing akin to hypnotism or tho faith cure
theory in it, but it evidently belongs to
that class of theories. Whalover the
possibilities of tho plan if tho necessary
condition could lo brought about, it is
safe to say that tho plan will fail because
of the impossibility to secure such nec
rssary conditions.
An interesting decision has lately been
rendered by the supremo court of In
diana. In the case of Henry vs. Squier,
tho court held that the tenant of a store
room with a leaking roof which the
landlord had agreed to repair, could not
voluntarily permit his goods to remain
in tho building and suffer damages from
such leaks, and then recover from the
landlord the amount of the damages.
The court said that it was tho duty of
a tenant in such a case to protect his
stock by making such repairs as were
necessary himself, and then to offset tho
cost thereof against hi3 rent.
King Kalakaua of the Sandwich
islands i6 in San Francisco, but is ex
pected in the east very soon. As ho is
now well advanced in years, he will
Hnrcely cut such a wideswarth as he did
u hen ho visited us nearly twenty years
ago. It is thought that ho will not be
hard to satisfy in his jvorsonal demands
in the event his proposition to annex his
country, tho Hiawaiian Wands, to this,
which is understood to bo the object of
his visit here at tin's time. If that
scheme is consummated it would moan
the loss to him of his ofiico of king and
support by that country, and the latter
it is believed, is all thnt hn wnnM in
quire in consideration of hi.s giving up
tho former. Magnanimous magistrate.
Rev. Bornard Kelly is somewhat sub
merged jn the soup Two of the Popub
lican nominees for representative in
Sedgwick county wre defeated. They
ere both R&mbinissionists. Tho Dem
ocratic party of this county which lias
howled iteolf hoarso for resubmission
whenever they saw anything in way of
nu aflice practically defeated those re-submi-ssionists
by giving aid and comfort
to the Alliance. It is said thut while
Kelly made no speeches in "Wichita, he
made a good many about Wichita, none
of which wore complimentary, and that
ho was also a factor or sprung some of
his puppets and pulled some of his pro
hibition wires in the interest of one or
two of Alliance candidates, or in other
words, that if it hadn't been for Mr.
Kelly and his baokers here, lngalls
would havo had two more votes from
Sedgwiok county.
Somo correspondent who seems not
only acquainted with the Indians, but
knows Buffalo Bill, writes as follows
touching General Miles' war with the
Indians. A war that seems wholly on
paper and in which thero will bo no
bloodshed unless the Indians aro forced
into it, and a war that was inaugurated
by the presidential bee buzzing in Gen
eral Miles' bonnet:
It always highly amuses mo to see that
spectacular "scout," Mr. William F.
Cod3 who gained his sobriquet of
Buffalo Bill by slaughtering a lot
of bison for tho labor camps
of tho Union Pacific railroad get
ting mixed up in an alleged Indian war
fare. When the newspapers recently in
formed the wondering east that" the
Northern Sioux at Standing Rock and
Pine Ridge agencies were making prep
arations to to take to the warpath, I had
a certain suspicion that there was some
thing behind the story. Every man who
is familiar with the habits of Northern
Indians knows perfectly well that they
do not take to tho trail in tho autumn or
winter. There is no general uprising of
theso Indians on record that did not oc
cur in the spring or summer.
They know perfectly well that at
this timo of year, in many parts of
the country they inhabit.the snow is two
or three feet deep, and that, if they go
to war, they can neither support their
own lives with wild game, nor the lives
of their pomes with grass. So, when I
read that thero was a tremendous Indian
uprising I smiled softly to myself and
kept my eye peeled "for a job. Later,
when it was given out that Mr. Cody
had been selected to go north and arrest
Sitting Bull. I had a quiet little laugh.
There will not bo many Indians and
none of them dangerous where Cody
ventures in. If he arrests Sitting Bull,
it will be because that old consumptive
warrior is peaceful and willing to sub
mit. But, when the whole story of this
present Indian affair conies to light,
there will be somo mighty interesting
leading for some people.
P. P. Elder has also sized up lngalls'
shoes and become a "Cinderella."
Another workman was killed from a fall
from the state house dome Monday.
' The "National Union party" is the name
of Gen. Rice's new part" X. U. party.
We will hear from Jim Troutman soon.
Bernard Kelly broke out a day or two ago.
Just as soon as the Liberal Lyre put in
an appearance, the Thomas County Cat
dropped out
The Alliance will stand by the church.
The treasurer of the Kansas State Alliance
s a preacher.
The "Knights of Reciprocity" seems to
be a "fake." The Knights of Plumb's
free coinage" is not.
Au Atchison man sold his farm in
western Kansas, consisting of 1G0 acres,
recentlj', for a pair of shoes.
John Brown was hung thirty-one years
ago. The men who remember the event
are either gray or getting so.
One person of evry seventy in Kansas
dr.tws a pension. The sixty-nine are
anxious to draw the line at thatt
The Leon Indicator now runs a semi
weekly, with not a whimper of delinquent
subscribers or desultory advertisers.
There is nothing in the rumor that
Justin McCarthy has written to Tim
McCarthy for some pointers on leadership.
Nothing is heard any more of J. Leeford
Brady, the bright young editor. There is
a good deal of "every man his own horn"
in Kansas.
Willits will receive $2,000 a year as a
salary. Ho lost a,$l,C00 a year by not
getting elected governor of Kansas, be
sides railroad passes.
Jerry Simpson'3 boy astonished the old
man the other day by asking him to get
him Fenimore Cooper's "Leatherstocking
Tales" for Christmas.
An eastern paper refers to Judge Peffcr
as governor-elect of South Carolina. The
next thing Mrs. Lease will bo pawned oil
as the queen of England.
All the children ought to thank Senator
Plumb. He is working for more Christ
mas monej. He says something must bo
done in the next two weeks.
Senator Harkness cannot be too careful
with his zeat for Senator lngalls in rela
tion to tne Alliance votes. A man named
Harkness once wrote a Latin grammar.
Notwithstanding their prohibition en
vironments, too many men around the
state house at Topeka "take a drop."
Nine men have been killed there, the last
five years.
An El Dorado woman recently read an
article entitled, "Emotional Altruism."
The El Donjdo peoplo as a rule, don't
think much of a piece that they can read
without a dictionary.
Bent Murdock is hard at work as one of
the committee appointed to codify the
state laws. His industry is said to be
greatly farthered by tho suggestion of
"fish" in the word "codify."
You don't hear much about balloon as
censions and dynamite explosions for the
inducement of rainfall since the Alliance
came into power. The Republican party
is not going to waste its sweetness on the
desert air.
George T. Anthony: "It is well known
that Senator lngalls and myself have not
been on the warmest terms, and it might
bo expected by some that if there was any
doubt regarding his re-election, I would
express myself unfavorable toward him.
He will be elected and there is no uso
denying it."
Tho local management of the Colum
bian exposition in Chicago, not satisfied
to meet tho perplexities of tho great
event to-be as they come up, are reach
ing: out after others prematurely. The
latest question that is being disputed by
tho commissioners is that of music.
They have many suggestions of course,
as to what they should do about it. Ac
cording to the Boston Transcript, the
best suggestion that has yet been offered
is that of Mr. Georgo E. Whiting, of
Boston, who recommends, "as a first
step, the appointment of tv committee of
seven, who shall be leading American
musicians, in whoso hands the whole
business shall be intrusted. As Columbus
was supported in his venture br Spain,
leading Spanish composers, (who
they? by the way.) should bo asked to
contribute. There should be an orchev-
J tm of two hundred, a chorus of oight
"It was thought that after the election
the Leavenworth Times, the Atchison
Champion, the Emporia Republican, the
Lawrence Journal, the Lawrence Record,
the Wichita Eagle, tho Kansas City
Gazette and some hundred weeklies would
reform and be good Republican news
papers, but every one of themset-m to havo
a bigger kick than ever. What's the
matter on tho ranch. It's time the herd
was corraled and rebrdnded." State
Thero is nothing the matter with tho
journals above named; the matter is all
with the other fellows. They happen to
be on tho wrong side of the fence. Like
the inmates of a lunatic asvlum, our es
teemed Kansas cotemporanes, who arro
gate to themselves all the Republican
virtues, imagine they are sano and that
ail who are without and do not agree
with them are crazv The onlv reform
necessary is not among the newspapers
the Journal names, but among those it
does not name. They need "re-branding:"
wo wear the proper brand: "Pro
gressive and Common-Sense RepubH
000131' Atchison Champion.
From the Northwestern Financier.
When the great firm of Barring Broth
ers & Co., of London, foresaw that they
would bo compelled to suspend, they im
mediately informed tho governor of the
Bank of England, who at once called his
directors together and raised the discount
rate to G per cent. Nobody understood
the cause, but prudent bankers every
where believed there was somo cause not
pnblicly known. A great crisis was at
hand. The failure of this great house
would carry in its wake ruin
in all parts of the world. Who
could foretell the number of millions
that would bo lost? Who could
count the fortunes sunk, or measure tho
extent of tho distress sure to follow so
great a calamity? No timo wa3 to bo
lost. The fact must not bo known to tho
public. Everv lip mu3t remain sealed.
Every energy to tho rescue. The Bank
of England, tho Rothschilds, J. S. 3for
gan & Co., Morton, Rose & Co., and two
or three other banking houses immed
iately organized a syndicato and sub
scribed somo $63,000,000 to savo tho
house from failure. The Bank of Eng
land alone taking over half tho amount,
and was thereby reduced to the necessity
of borrowing $15,000,000 in gold from
the Bank of France.
Thero is something heroic in this great
transaction. Great financiers stepping
in the breach and pledging their for
tunes and reputation to save a competing
house from failure and tho world from a
serious calamity. Thousands of men
and women, on tho very brink of ruin,
slept soundly and peacefully, the danger
all unknown to them, while tho great
bankers, in the small hours of the night,
surrounded a table and, by gaslight, de
vised measures and means to avert the
coming storm.
There wa3 no time for criticism. No
time to censure, or find fault. Away
with the croakers! Action is called for.
They realized "The foe is upon us," and
were ready to bear their own breasts to
the threatened storm, if thereby, others j
could be protected. Such men are great '
men equal to a great emergency. Long
may they live! Such bold an energetic
action, without historical precedent in
magnitude, commends itself to tho ad
miration of mankind.
The saw-mills in Oklahoma have never
The county candidates havo already
bogun to appear.
The Kansas City Times is in favor of
Guthrie for the capital.
The townsite commissioners will give
deeds to lots in Edmoud.
Oklahoma City has a woman's clnb
called the "Silver Greys."
The new Odd Fellows' lodge at Purcell
starts off with fifty members.
The editor of the Mulhall Monitor has
returned from his junketing tour.
The pension business helcs the money
matters out in Oklahoma not a little.
An Oklahoma City crowd are hunting in
the Arbnckla mountains-not gold, but
Oklahoma City does not think any more
of Delegate Harvey than Oklahoma terri
tory does.
The "Kingfiher Democrat" is an im
proved edition of the "Courier" with ii.
Ellis as editor.
A colored boy surprised an Oklahoma
City book store the other day by buying a
Latin grammar.
There aro more people who lika to write
obituaries in Guthrie than in any other
town of the territory.
The school bill and its difficulties will
be heard from later. Most voters have
children children out of school.
Newton Republican: In the Kansas
house they try to catch the eye of the
speaker; in Oklahoma they take the ear of
the member.
In the black jacks north of the Cimarron
acorns are selling at 30 cents per bushel
for hog feed. The negroes are reaping a
harvest of acorns.
The worst stab Oklahoma City has given
Guthrie for some time is the proposal to
get up a load of provisions to bend up to
the needy of Logan coun.y.
The wife of Ed. Ingle, editor of the
Norman Transcript, has been an iuvalid
for two or three years, but she is now al
most permanently recovered.
If Governor Steele should happen to
sign the Kinflsher capital hill, it would bo
mighty hard to find a Guthrio man will
ing to compare him to Napoleon Bonaparte.
The Kansas papers do not speak in com
plimentary terms at all of J. ii. Lawhead,
the new superintendent of schools in Ok
lahoma. The Abilene Reflector calls him
a "superannuated fossil."
The Oklahoma City land office is a Bon
aparte. It decides that a man cannot hold
a piece of laud on which he placed or sent
an agent before noon April 23, 1SSS, oveu
if he remained out of tho territory him
self. Oklahoma Journal: The Choctaw has
twelve miles of track laid west of Oklaho
ma City one milo west of El Reno and
eleven miles east, The road will be built
west to the fort, and a depot will be built
nt the foot of tho hill north of the bar
racks. There is now in the j'ards at El
Reno material sutllcient to build fifty
miles of track, and more still arriving. At
E resent work is stopped bj- an injunction,
ut will be resumed again as soon as the
nttorneys can get around and put up the
bond. All freight for Fort Reno will be
run over the Choctaw track up to the fort
and thus do away with the big freighting
Attorney General Miller has instructed
United States Attorney Speed to defond
Capt. Stiles in tho damage suit instituted
by H. W. Sawver. His answer to the pe
tition was filed yesterday. It denies every
allegation niade in the petition, nnd alleges
that Capt. Stiles was acting under orders
of the president to suppress the election
which was at that time attempted. It sets
forth that the attempt to hold the election
was in utter disregard of tho city govern
ment which had been established by the
people, and that tho calling of tho election
was recognized as dangerous to tho peace
and welfare of the inhabitants of the city.
The most remarkable part of tho answer
is, however, the assertion that this terri
tory was at the time wholly without pro
tection of any court, and that the peace
of the community and tho protection
of the inhabitants depended wholly
upon the president of the United States
acting through the military. This is
an attack upon the authority of tho Mus
kogee ccarts jurisdiction of Oklahoma
territory at that time. The United States
attorney takes the ground that this terri
tory was then in precisely tho condition
that No Man's Land was in a year before.
M 1 1
J72 V
123 TO 127 N MAIN ST.
This morning at nine
o'clock we place on sale the
handsomest Christmas nov
elty we have ever shown.
100 assorted, hand painted
China Placques at $1 each.
Friday and Saturday we
will offer 1000 yards of yard
wide cotton suitings at 10
cents per yard.
This is a stylish fabric for
ladies dress and wraps. Ask
to see it.
hiladelphia Store
Seasonable Cold Weather Offerings:
"We will place on sale Monday morning GO pair all-wool scar
let Blankets at $4.50 a pair. They are very line goods, of an
extra quality, and have never been retailed under $0.00.
Our stock of Bed Comforts, owing to tho laco unseasonable
weather, is altogether too large for us to carry. The price is
marked in plain figures, and one-fourth of the price will be taken
uu ivv an aoiti auring tins weeK.
The same discount, one-quarter off, will be allowed in our
Dress Oroods Department and in our "Wrap Department,
have too much stock on hand, and want to unload.
Holiday Goods are now open.
-O-. Jl.A.JZj.
Ballot Reformers.
From tho Washington Star.
Vermont is the fourteenth state which
has adopted tho secret of reform ballot.
It applies only to towns and cities having
nioio than 4.000 inhabitants. An official
ballot only is to be used, but tho expense
is to be borne by tho place where tho
election is held. Thus the reform
marches on,
Hopo Ho Will Stick.
From the Mexico. Mo. Sao.
Wade Hampton Craghead is tho namo
of a Fulton man, who, after uniting with
the United Brethren church of that
place, went to several merchants and
confessed to several thefts and burglaries
within tho past year. Tho Sun, referring
to the conversion says: Jvidently tho
voung man is in earnest in his profession
1 of religion and in the language of Sam
United Brethren preachers havo any
more of tho same sort of gospel they can
como to town, hold a short meeting and
spend the rest of tho winter in Mexico
and the summer in Columbia.
Largest Optical House
In the Southwest.
A Woman in the Moon.
From the Atchison Globe.
It may not bo not be generally known
but there is the head of a girl in the
moon. It is a profile, and can be easily
discerned when the moon is full. When
the moon is in tho eastern sky sho k
looking north and the head inclines up
ward. At tho top of tho yellow orb
vou will see her hair and a sort of a
haughty bang which conceals most of
her forhead; a little below you will eeo
her eye; then comes her nose (this is
rather indistinct); they will seo the chin
underneath which a very shaply neck
curves back, indicating that sho is well
fed. From the fact that there is a man
in tho moon wo havo always thought
there was a woman not far off.
Spectacles and Eye
Glasses accurately fit
ted without charge.
Acceptable Christmas Presents.
A pair of Gold Spectacles. A "Lomairc" Opera OIn8H.
A pair of Gold Eye Glasses. . A Lorgmstto.
A Chntelaine Spectacle Case. A Microflonno.
A Photographic Outfit. A Music Lantern.
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Our stock of Watches, Diamonds, Silverware, Fancy
Goods and Novelties has been carefully selected for the
Holiday trade. We guarantee the quality of every article
sold, and make prices as low as any house in tho trade.
Ye solicit an early inspection of our stock. Goods can
be selected and laid away until Christmas. Engraving
done free. Our store will be open evening until after
Christmas. E. VAIL & CO.
18-1 Gt
The Colonel Don't Catch On.
Front tb? Emporia Kcpabtieao.
Col. D. R. Anthony complains long
and loudly that Governor Humphrey has
compelled the closing of the joints in
LeVenworth while permitting the Atch
inson and Kansas City, Kans., joints to
run undisturbed. Co'L Anthony should
take this as a personal compliment. The
governor knows he is a good prohibition
ist to whom the sight of of a joint is an
abomination, and hence suppresses those
in his vicinitv. The cokmel doesn't take
are j the right view of the matter.
Tbe Xorman hank that failed will nt
pay its depositors more than fifty cents on
tho dollar.
Froa the Flsmnder.
The position of affairs abroad is not bv
any means so discouraging as some peo
ple profess to believe. The key to tho
situation is France, and sbe seems dis
posed to assist her neighbors, England
and Germany, out of their present finan
cial dilemma. England and Germany
want gold, not paper promises, nor even
silver, but the vellow metal itself. At
the end of last week France held 47,-
civ.wu in goiu, or il.Oiv,va muro loan
England and Germanv together. A
panic in London or Berlin would directly j
affect France, and it would be strange I
indeed if sbe allowed this to happen '
while holding in her possession tne '
means for its prevention. The Bank of
France has made a loon of 2,000,000. j
..:.! t "r. i -r T? ' 1 frt-:- ;rDr,bi, utV' ifs8T i- w d r
j auruiiui nua ine mnK Ol .Mgumu. lks Uv- i tirf oiu-, numst:. LsAone by ti
hs relieved London from the immediate 'J '"' IlTrr,V ""F-?
ujiuuirsiuu oi a money jkhui us wso ms Pewde-r Sa sec roUia ju&o&Ja. ua
apparent in the easier feeling tn the
money market abroad last week.
Oaliffcor-iiia, Canned, andr
Dried. Fruits.
ra la rauicm cr Hcsea
w Tears tiw BitzUii.
In 'BM-wr txrtitroer jr-arrw ta TaUUeotf few-
I aa4 beaitfcfst Irr. Prte C"Jr
Ateiec ixrki J t ia cuts.

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