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'5 1W . V w - 7-r , 6 ifi Fl r i k- 'J? j?. WtfUm SimWi WirtUL OFFICIAL PAPE1 OF TlEf 0 COUITT. If. 8. TILTON, Editor. Saturday, May 5, 1888. THKBEis no truth in the statement that the members of this Post are talking of going to EUia county to join Poets there in observing Decoration day. Our comrades should meet, at once, and carry out the plan, -which they formulated sev eral weeks ago, to observe Decoration day at Wa-Keeney, and invito neighbor ing Posts to be present Congbessman Tubneb was renomi nated at Eussell last Wednesday by ac clamation. He has made a faithful rep resentative, and is deserving of this maTked compliment The people of this district will emphasize the action of the convention by giving Mr. Turner a ma jority of ten thousand atihe polls. COUNTY CONVENTION. Pull Proceedings of the Political Assemblage of Last Monday. The convention was called to order by J. O. Brown at 250 p. h. S.C.Robb was chosen temporary chair man, and A. B. Baker, temporary secre tary. J. C. Brown moved that the chairman appoint a committee on permanent or ganization and credentials, to consist of one member from each township. An amendment was offered by Lee Monroe, that the temporary organization be made permanent. It was carried. Mr. Brown's motion, as amended, was put and carried. The chairman appointed, as committee on credentials, J. W. Burns, of Collyer township; Joshua Musgrave, of Ogallah township; C. H Gibbs, of Wa-Keeney township, and W. H. Willcox, of Willcox township. The committee retired for the consid eration of credentials, and returned then report, which was read; and, upon mo tion of J. 0. Brown, the report was adopt ed and the committee discharged. On motion of J. W. Burns, Malt McMillan was put on the Collyer delega tion in place of A. W. Purinton, who was not present The call for the convention was read by the chairman. J. L. Miller moved that the convention proceed to choose delegates to the Wich ita convention by ballot, the two having the highest number of ballots to be de clared delegates. Pierce Metz offered an amendment, that the two having the second highest number be declared alternates. The mo tion, as amended, was carried. A. J. Harlan, S. 0. Eobb and W. S. Tilton were put in nomination as dele gates. The motion of J. W. Burns, that the convention proceed to ballot, was carried, the chair appointing as tellers Lee Mon roe and J. C. Brown. The result of the ballot was: S. C. Eobb, 33; W. S. Tilton, 22; A. J. Harlan, 13. The chairman de clared S. C. Robb and W. S. Tilton to be delegates, and A. J. Harlan, alternate. S. C. Bobb resigned the chair, and nominated W. H. Willcox as alternate, who was elected. W. H. Dann moved that delegates to the Bussell convention be chosen first, and then the alternates. It was carried. W. H. Dann, R G. Kessler and W. Up tegrove were put in nomination as dele gates. A motion was made and carried that the election be by acclamation. A motion was made that the nominees be declared elected. Carried. A. B. Baker, I. L- McGarvie and S. M. Hutzel were put in nomination as al ternates, and, on motion, were declared elected. Geo. J. Shepard, Ben C. Rich and Geo. Baker were nominated as delegates to the Oberlin convention, and, on motion, were declared elected. Pierce Metz, S. T. Bartlett and C. C. Bidgway were chosen as alternates. On motion of W. H. Dann, the conven tion empowered the delegates to the sev eral conventions to cast the full vote of the county in case of the absence of any of the delegates. Morion was made and carried that the convention adjourn. A. B. Bakeb, Secretary. Sad Death, Ben Marshall, who will be remembered by many as a very affable olerk in the store of Marshall & Ufford up to late last fall, died on the train a short distance this side of Grainfield yesterday morning, -while in the act of dressing himself. He was 21 years old on the 20 of last March. He, in company with his brother Grant, -was that near home from California, where they had been for several months. Sen was suffering from consumption. The father, W. G. Marshall, had, in re sponse to a telegram from Grant before Ben's death, gone to the railway depo at this place wiih a carriage, to take them home. We need offer no apology here for drawing the veil over the unfathom able agony of the father, mother, brothers and sisters upon their discovery of the awful fact that a son and brother, whom they had longingly looked to meet alive, occupied the realms of death! Ben Marshall was a general favorite. The neighbors of his people mourn with them his death. The remains will be bu lled in the city cemetery to-day (Satur day,) at 3 o'clock p. u. Prior to the inarch being taken up for the cemetery, Bef. Mr. MahafBe will make some remarks appropriate to the occasion at the family iflfflurr VOTERS NORTH AND SOUTH. A Southern Paper Undertakes to Explafa A DiaValt Problem. The New Orleans Times-Democrat, a paper of reputed intelligence, sobriety and influ ence, has set itself about the task of ex plaining the problem why in two given States North and South of comparatively the same population there is always a larger vote in tho former, but the manner in which it arrives at a solution and the gravity with which it propounds it are, says the Chicago Tribune, calculated to. throw suspicion upon its intelligence, sobriety or-influence. The only other alternative to which one is forced is that its solution is in the nature of a joke. The Times-Democrat frankly admits that as compared with population a far relative ly smaller vote is polled in the South than in the Western and Northern States, and urges in explanation that if Republicans will consult the census they will find that the number of people of voting age consti tutes a smaller percentage in the South than in the North. In proof it prints the following tabular statement taken from the census of 1880: Voting pop Population, luaiion. Kentucky 1,618,690 376.223 Michigan L638,7 467,687 Wisconsin 1,316,497 ' 840,483 Alabama 1,265,505 2S6.884 Kansas 996,096 265,714 South Carolina 995,677 204,783 Arkansas 802,525 18J.977 California 773,299 262,683 Not including Chinese, who can not vote. The totals in these four States, North and South, are: Yotina pop Population, illation. Northern States 4,721,829 1.338,466 Southern States 4,7i2,8S7 1,021,866 Thus far the Times-Democrat has kept within the limits of sobriety, except that it has made the serious mistake of confound ing the voting population that is, males twenty-one years of sge and over with act ual voters. But when it comes to explain why there is one male over twenty-one years to every 3.52 persons in the North and only one to every 463 in tho South, and one-third more persons of the voting age in each Northern Congressional district than in the Southern districts (though its figures are not correct, owing to the mis taken basis we have already noted), its solu tion is fairly grotesque. "Why is this!" ays the Times-Democrat. " Simply because there is a much larger proportion of chil dren hare. There has been a startling de crease of the birth rate in the North of late years, and particularly in New England, whereas no where in the world is it higher than this side of the line. The simple ex planation is the great number of children." At the same time " this growth has the ef fect of making the vote relatively lighter in proportion to the population." In other words, according to the Times Democrat, the annual increment of the South, so far as population is concerned, is mainly girls, who are no value as voters. For some mysterious reason the women of the South produce largely their own kind, while those of the North arc annually bring ing forth more of the olaer kind, so each year adds largely to the voters. To make the Txmes-DemocraVs solution .onslstent it is not only necessary to concede this extraordinary lutus natura, or perversity on the part of Southern mothers, but it must also bo con ceded that it takes a boy in the South longer to reach 21 years of age than it does a boy in the North. There is no other way of ao acounting for the Times DemosraVs state ment that with a large birth rate the South will always grow faster than the North and at tho same time always hkve a lighter vote. Of course all this is rubbish. The Times- Democrat, as we have said, has made a mis calculation all the way through, principally by confounding the voting population of the census with the actual voters, or the males over 21 who can't vote with thoso over 21 who can. It makes no account, in singling out Western States for comparison, of tho vast flood of adult male foreign emigration which had swept into these Western States for several years before the census was taken and every year since, and which is not yet naturalized. The number of non- voters among the foreign-born in the South counts for littlo. In the States enumerated by the Times-Democrat Alabama has but 5,403 foreigners out of a total voting population of 259.8S4; Arkansas, 6,475 out of 180,977; Ken tucky, 30,217 out of 376,222; and South Caro lina, 3,990 out of 204,783. Turn now to its four Northern States. Michigan has 176.0S8 for eign males over 21 years out of a total of 467,687; Wisconsin, 189,469 foreign males out of 340,483 males over 21, or over 40,000 more foreign-born than natives ; Kansas 53,595 out of 265,714, and California 127,374 out of 272, 583. Minnesota, which is not included in the list, has 123,777 out of 213,485, or over 85,000 more foreign-born adult males than native adult males of the voting age. If all these foreign borns voted there might be some point to the Times-Democrat's cal culations, but they do not On an average not one-half of them vote. Of all those who arrive within six years of a given election few got naturalized in time ta vote at it. In 1880 it is probable that few of those who had arrived subsequent to 1874 voted. In 1838 comparatively few who arrived since 1882 will vote. A foreigner must be hero five years before he can vote, and it is usually one or two years longer before he gets round to the suffrage. Another Blaine Spook, Mr. Blaine sails for home on June 16. The Republican National convention will be called to order June 19. Mr. Blaine will be in mid-ocean when the nomination is made. The convention willbestampededfor Blaine and he can't decline if ho would. If, on ar riving, Mr. Blaine refuses to run, the Na tional Committee will name the candidate. Such, says the Cleveland Leader, is the substance of a wild, weird, horse-marine sort of a narrative that has frightened some of our usually sedate Democratic and mug wump contemporaries into double-leaded, italicised mysteries. Mr. Blaine will sail on Sunday, June 16, and in the ordinary course of events will ar rive in Now York early on Friday, June 23. The Republican convention will meet on Tuesday, June 19. The nomination of a Presidential candidate will not be made be fore Friday afternoon, and possibly not be fore Saturday. Four years ago the conven tion met on Tuesday and nominated on Fri day, and a more protracted struggle is prob able this year than at that time. Mr. Blaine will be in New York whon the nomination is made, and will telegraph his sincere con gratulations to the nominee. Stand Up aael Abswct. Binco the President shrieked that the hour had oomc to destroy the tariff and re lieve the country of the unprecedented and, to a Democrat, incomprehensible calamity of a overflowiag Treasury since the Presi dent sounded the alarm ana sent to Con gress an annual message on one sub ject alone and flung himself about in agony over the state of the country De cember, January, February, March and more than half of April have passed away and nothing has been done in the Demo cratic House but talk, and very poor tails, too. Where is the President's powerful in fluence! What has become of his immense energy! What nave his gigantic will power and spinal oommn been aboat! 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