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,lc WeeoHci a,ofclr THE IOLA REGISTER. UBOI8TKU, KsTABMilllD MS. COORANT, KTABUaHD 188 U31IOCItA.T,KiTABMHKI1888, KLHMORK KAOLE, Kitabmiiud 1690. savonburq progress, ETAnunD isi. Iola, Allen County, Kansas, Friday, February 8, 1901. vol. xxxv. No 12. ii- i w 3 . hi iiiftnni(iiiiiM I EDITORIAL NOTES IH I 3wwwwwwmww THE army bill has passed. "Tho Empire Is upon us 1" The Loglsluturo has settled down to buslnoss now, and tho way It Is do ing things Is beautiful to see. Sioux City, Ia., women tiro tho lat est Imitators of Mrs. Nation. And tho city marshal helped thorn do tho smashing. The Sonato has killed Gov. Stan ley's bill to consolldato tho thrco edu cational Institutions of tho State un der one board. The Democrats lmvo announced their intention of talking tho ship sub sldy bill t& death. And under tho rule of the Senuto thoy can do it. The snow is general over Kansas, and If it lies on long enough, and tho flies do not getin their work, this State will have another record breaking crop. IT really begins to look as if an appropriation would be made for a Governor's mansion at Topoka. A Stato that is forty years old.ought to bo able to keop house. David Bennett Hilt has an nounced that ho will not bo a candi date for Prosldent four years from now. Mr. Hill evidently believes in taking time by tho forolock. Theue Is from eight to fourteen In ches of snow all over northern Kun sus, whilo down horo in tho sunny south thero ls'nt enough to hldo, tho ground. Kansas is a big State. Ten miles of war ships, tho pick of tho navies of Knglnnd, Germany and France, will pay stately and magnific ent trlbuto to tho dead Queen tomor row, escorting tho royal yacht which will bear tho body to London. Mu. Bryan has declined un Invita tlon to dolivor an address boforo thu Toxas legislature on tho ground that 'ho haB not time to make political speechos," which shows that tho best way in tho world to "get busy" is to SO into tho newspaper business. THEdoath of Tom Fenlou of Leaven worth, takes away another of tho pioneers whoso name has been famil iar in Kansas for forty ear-. IIo was ono of the fow original, persistent and malignant Democrats who cvor amounted to anything in Kansas. Under tho new election law the Sll--ver Hopubllcan party will lue to chango its naine In order to get on tho oll.clal ballot, and D. O. McCray sug gests that It bo called MoNall's party, inasmuch as McNall is tho only man loft in it slnco McCray withdraw on Kansas Day. Richard Choker realizes now what it is to run up against a real imperial ism. Ho has paid ,,000 tax to the English government on its estlmato that his annual Income was f 100,000, He protested at llrst, but when ho saw a list of tho inquisitional questions which ho would havo to answer If ho persisted, ho withdrew tho protest and paid his nionoy. The Register was in error in tho statement recently mado that Mr. R. M. Cunningham, of Humboldt, would bo a candidate for county clerk. A noto from Mr. Cunningham advises us that at tho proper time ho expects to become a candldato for roglstor of deeds. Mr. Cunningham is amply qualified to 1111 oithor olllce, and will make a strong candldato. It is surprising how long it takos a man to live down all memory of u youthful indiscretion. Up at Topeka tho other day somebody happened to remark that Ed T. Barber, who was fonnorly county superintendent of Al len county, was a candldato for a position as teachor in tho Philippines. "Oh, yes" said somebody elso, "Ed. Barber Is tho man who used to wear a plug Vat with a short coat." Another reason now alleged for an extra sosslon of Congress is that un 1033 ono is held wu cannot cut looso from Cuba for another year at least. Tnat is a good reason. When tho United States wont to war it was with tlio oxpress declaration that 'Cuba should bo free and independent and that pledgo must be ratified a', tho earliest possible moment. The Reg ister has nover believed that tho Cubans would prove themselves cap; able of self government, but this Na tion Is pledged to let thorn try, and the sooner the experiment is begun the sooner Jt.wJlJ be ovor aud we wll k.iow what to expect, "-Fortunate wll we be indeed v'lf another American afrmy is not called for before" tlio end Is reached. Morton Albaugh: "Thero Is nn old Indian tradition In wostorn Kansas that tho roots of tho buffalo grass transmit sound, and that tho prolific jack rabbit in his native stato, before designing and morcenary man sug gested his dlsgraco through a coali tion with tho Bolglan hare, detects oven for miles tho approach of Its anolcnt enemy, tho coyote, by placing its loft car to the ground. In Kansas politics tho party or tho man who keops his oar closest to every avenue that brlugs to it tho rumbling of pub lic opinion, and heeds those rum blings, will succeed best." It will probably bo In tho nature of a surprlso to many who havo, not hadlt, tholr attention especially called to to learn that tho distance that would bo saved by tho construction of the Nicaragua canal between Now Or leans and SanFranclsco Is ono thous and miles more than that which would bo saved between New York and SanFranclsco. Tho dlstaneo saved from Liverpool to SanFran clsco would bo abou,7000 miles, as against 11,000 mllos between Now Or leans and SanFranclsco as tho canal would bo a much greater rolatlvo benoflt to us than to England- Tiie boys of tho Beta Theta Pi fra ternity at tho University of Kansas llvo in a Chapter house, somo twenty of them having rooms there. The other day ono of tho boys did uot feel well and went down to consult a phy sician. The doctor told him ho had small pox, and at once bundled him off to tho pest house, u half furnished dwelling where tho city had Installed a colored family to furnish board for an) unfortunates who might be sent there. As soon as his fraternity brothers heard of this action thoy bought furnlturo enough to lit up a room comfortably, engaged a doctor, told tho colored people to supply everything tho boy wanted, and em ployed a trained nurso to stay with tho patient all tho time, It Is because thoy tiro frequently doing something of that nature that tho fraternities sur vivo In splto of the anathemas that aro frequently pronounced against them by thoso who do not know any thing about them. WHAT ARK THKY DRIVING AT? Tho register is in receipt of a mini bor of pamphlets purporting to bo pub 11 shed for tho solo purpose on tho part of some philanthropic organiza tion of conveying information abont tho Philippine Islands and tho events that preceded and havo followed the outbreak of thoTagalog rebellion. It Is evident from a very cursory view of those documents that tho real purposo of tho publishers is to show that tho United states has committed a great crime in taking possession of tho ls lands, and a still greater crime In ro sistlng the attempts of Aguinaldo to set up an Independent government. Granting for tho sako of tho argu ment that this Government did bo- tray Aguinaldo, that he was justified in rebelling, and that tho Filipinos aro ablo to govern themsolves, what would those friends of all men havo Ui do about it? What d thoy oxpect to accomplish by circulating this sort of literature? If tho question before tho Houso woro whether or not wo should acquire tho Philippines, then thoso pamphlets would bo timely and no doubt ellectlve. But wo have already acquired tho islands. For bettor or for worje, thoy aro ours, and that question has passed out of tho rango of legltimato dobalo. By a treaty, which Is tho supreme law of the land, which cannot bo abrogated by any act of legislation on our part orby tho do creo of any court, the islands aro American territory. Tho only ques tion that is pertinent at this timo, thoroforo, is "How may tho islands bo alienated?" It Is eonecdod by all authorities on tho constitution that tho power of annoxtng now territory Is an Incident of national sovereignty that must bo implied, although not oxpressly granted in tho constitution. On tho othor hand It Is just as equally a matter of agree ment that there is no power either granted or Implied In the constitution where by territory onco owned by tho United States can over bo glvon up, Of course any constitution would hav to yield to forco, and if it is concolva blo that wo should ongago in war so disastrous that wo might bo forced to glvo up some of our territory as tho price of peace, a way would be found to do It. But short of that dlro extremity there has novor yot boon shown a way by which It could bo done. And until that way is found, it seems dlfllcult to concolvo oxaotly what object men who are spending ttoir tlmo and monoy trying to canvinoo tho pooplo that their gov ernment is a tyrant expect to accomplish. HOW CAMPAIGNS ARK WON. Morton Albaugh, chairman of tho Republican Stato Committee, was given a recoptlon when ho appeared boforo tho Kansas Day Club that must havo gono far to roward him for all tho toll and anxiety of the long cam paign of which ho was tho manager. Tho boys gavo him a long continued round of applause that said as plainly us words could: "You'ro a good fol low, Mort., and you managed tho light woll, und wo aro proud of you, and llko you and thank you." And tho speech with which ho responded was just tho kind of a speech that was expected from him, plain, direct, to tho point and as full of meat as an egg. Ho told how campaigns aro said to bo won, and how thoy uro roally won, and this Is tho way ho put It: "There Is nn erroneous idea abroad that there It something magical about tho man agement of a political cnmp-vlgn That In somo back room, with the shutters closed, tho blinds drawn low, tho lltfhts turned down, a big, black bottle on the table In tho center, men meet, partake freely of tho contents of the bottle, devise plans and hatch schemes whereby the entire current of alTiiln Is changed, and In some mysterious way the result of a political contest made entirely different from what 11 otherwise might havo been. "However It may be elsewhere, In Kan sas, such Is not, never has und never will be true. Hero, public sentiment controls and llnds. a sure expression ut the ballot box. In the organization of this sentiment tho party management Is- In the front room; the shutters arc open, tho blinds up, and speaking particularly for tho last two campaigns tho black botllo has been en tirely v anting, and no man has, u llhln the rooms occupied by the Republican State committee, ever found one drop of those liquids so studiously tabooed ut tho annual banquets of this patriotic club, Isn't that a good kind of a party to belong to, a party whoso chairman can say, and say truthfully, that tho party management "Is in tho front room, with tho shutters up und tho black bottle entirely wanting?" A party that resorts to no tricks or de vises, that uses monoy for no purposo excopt to educate aud organize public sentiment. That is tho kind of a party tho .Republican party of Kansas Is, and that Is tho reason it has been restored to power In Kansas. IIow long will it remain in power? Horo is Mr. Albaugh's' answer: "Tod iy Kansas Is as safely Republican us Mulnc. Lincoln, Orant, Garlleld and lllalnc uic again our national heroes and thej will remain so If our party leaders continue true to tho people. That honesty, sincerity und courage which has rescued us from our temporary Indiscretions must bo continued, or, In I ho language of the intent medicine vernier, u compile itlon of ailments Is likely to follow , The I'opullsts made promises tint they could not keep It Is doubtful whether the people ever ex pected tint thoy would. Hut thoy do ex pect and are entitled to a sulci account fiom the Republicans. Our over) promise must be fulfilled to the letter. The same business honesty which wo admire and up plaud in private llfo must chaructcrlo our public ucts. The fulllllcd promises of our beloved I'icslilcnl, William McKlnloy, In tho nation, nnd of our worthy Chief Ex ecutive, Governor V. E. Stanley, In tho Stato, mado the campaign of 1U0O easy. A continuation of these records will bo an Impregnable fortress In 11XI2." SKN Vi'OR STEWART'S HILLS. Senator S. ,T. Stewart, of Allen county, has Introduced a number of bills that aro of interest to citizens of this county, and which wo sutnnutrio as follows: Senate Bill No. 203: An act to pro - vido for a State natural gas super visor aud defining his powers and duties. Tho act provides for tho ap pointment by tho Governor of a super visor for a term of four years at a salary of $1200, and with a"n allowanco of $000 for traveling and other expenses, Tho duty of the supervisor shall bo to make personal inspection of all gas wells of tho Stato, so far as practicable, and see that every pro- caution Is taken to Insure tho hoalth and safety of thoso workmen engaged in opening wells and laying mains und pipes, and of those who In any manner use gas for any purpose. IIo shall seo that all tho provisions of tho law pertaining to tho drilling of wells und tho piping and consumption of natural gas aro faithfullyoarried out, and that tho penalties of tho law aro fully en forced against any person or persons who violate the sumo, IIo shall col lect and tabulate in his annual report to tho Governor tho number of gas wolls, with location, a record of tho geological strata passed through in drilling wolls, dopth ut which salt water is reached in tho various wolls and tho height to ivvhich It rises, the volume of gas in each woll, tho rock pressuro of tho samo, tho increase or decrease in tho pressure of tho various wells and In tho volume of tho gas, the nurabor of mllos of mains laid for tho transportation of gas, capacity and cost of same, tho amount of capital Invosted in tho gas Industry and tho number of persons employed In tho samo, tho cost of gas as fuel at the various points whoro It is used, tho amount of capital Invested In manu factures located on account of the gas and tho number of tho samo together with tho amount and kind of products and number of employees nnd such othor facts and information as tho Govern6r may deslro. Thosupervlsor shall ulso Inspect all pipe linos In tho Stato at least onco a year and shall havo tho power to condemn any plpo or portion of lines ho may deem un safe. Senoto Bill No. 148: An act to authorize cities of tho second class to Issue bonds to pay for pro curing, by purchaso or condemnation, tho right to construct main sower out lots within and boyond the corporate limits of said cities and for construct ing such outlets. Tho bill provides that tho bonds shall only bo Issued upon a voto of two-thirds of the council and shall not oxceed HVo per cent of tho assessed valuation of the clty.i Sonato Bill No. 20!): An act con cerning tho sinking, safety, mainten ance uso and operation of natural gas and oil wells. Tho bill provldos thot a gas or oil woll shall not bo permitted to flow for a longer porlod than two days; that when a well has been aban doned it shall be plugged uttho bottom and where tho salt wuter comos In; that It shall bo unlawful for any per son or corporation to burn natural gas for Illuminating purposes in "flambeau" lights, and that all gas lights used in all streets and public highways shall bo turned ofT not later titan eight o'clock In tho morning und shall not be lighted earlier than llvo o'clock in thoovenlng. Thorctualndor of the act prescribes penalties for tho violation of tho law. This bill should bo passed by all means, and tho; Rixj- ister hopos Senator Stewart will push it hard. Another bill by Senator Stewart, to which tho RrxiiSTEE bus already alluded, Is ono providing for addi tional timo for tho District Court in Allen county. AUOUT THAT WOMAN'S REST ROOM The Rixhster has long beon urg ing tho doslrablllty of providing a room somewhere In Iola whero ladies coming In from tho country might go to rest and rcficsh themselves, or to wait while their husbands wero en gaged In business about town. Tho suggestion has met with universal ap proval on tho part of our business men, but It has novor beon carried into ollect for tho reason that thero seemed to be no room an allablo for sucha purposo. Tho problem could bo solved, how evor, Is if u now court houso should bo built. A room in that building could bo easily provided which might bo de signated as "Ladles Reception Room" and which could bo used not only for all tho purposes tho Register has heretofore suggested, but would ulso bo especially grateful to women who wero obliged to attend court as wit nesses. As It Is now when tho wit nesses aro excluded from tho court room during tho trial of a caso to wait their turn to testify, thero Is no placo for ladies to go whero they can ho secluded and comfortable Such a placo ought to bo provided when tho now court houso Is built, nnd thero ,, r,,l,l ,tn,.tii tnl l,n ,,ntltt,r unnn In . hvinir u Ucea us ., rQt room for ladles at any and all times. Tho janitor who has ehtirgo of tho building could take euro of it along with tho rest of tho house, and It could bo al ways available, providing a quiet, pleasant resting pitiee, tno uso of which would soon becomo a custom to every woman who comos to Iola on business. Tho now court houso may not bo built this year, although the Regis ter fully bollovcs that a majority of tl e peoplo of the county would llko to soe that done, but whenever it Is built tho "Ladles Recoptlon Room" ought by no means It bo omitted. 11R1I1MRY IN INDIANA. Apropos of tho dispatches which havo beon printed in this paper from tlmo to tlmo about tho convictions in Indiana for bribery at tho last olectlon tho following oxtracts from a prlvato letter recently recolved from a Regis ter subscriber in that Stato will bo read with Intorost, Tho writer says: "I beliovo I wrote you about our new bribery law which punishes tho seller of tho voto and lets tho buyer go freo. Woll, It has begun to work. In Harrison county thoro havo beon IliO Indictments, -and up to date 30 or 40 convictions. It is the only law wo over had that would work. You seo tho buyer can bo mado a wltnoss and conviction is almost certain. The penalty is disfranchisement, nnd the court does not hesltato to onforco tho law. This thine: of bribery istrottlnir to bo a serious mattor In thiB Stato. Just think of 00,000 votes for sale in Indiana! It is probably worso hero than elsewhere because tho Stato has beon close for so long, but It will bo Just us bad wherever the sumo condi tions exist. In thiB county tho olllces aro put up to tho highest biddors, just as thoy used to bo in old Rome, A man without the tastes of a gambler cannot uflord to run for olllco at all," THE "LAST FRONTIER." rrom tho Chicago Inter Ocean, The Kiowa, Comanche and Apacho reservation In Oklahoma, Is soon to bo thrown open to settlors. Tho aroa of this reservation Is about .'1,000,000 acres. Of this about 400,000 acres aro mountain land. Tho Indians aro to bo given each 100 acres of land, or about 480,000 acres In all. A similar amount is to bo reserved in ono body, to bo used by tho Indians for grazing. School lands to tho amount of 150,040 acres and public building lands to tho amount of 1G0,000 acres aro to bo reserved. Tho othor lauds are to bo opened to homestoadors. It Is an interesting fact that this last reservation to bo thrown open to settlors was sttrvoyed in 18.V2 by Cap lain R. B. Mttrcy and Lieutenant Georgo B. McClollan, of the United States army. These two olllcers pub lished at that tlmo a description of tho country that answers nearly till of the conditions prevalent In tho reserve to day. In nearly fifty years tho section has not gono forward, but civilization has moved up, the Indians havo aban doned tho tribal rotation, and, after half a century of waiting, tho wholo district is to go into tho hands of homemakers. This Is spoken of as tholastfrontlcr, as tho last lino on which homesteaders aro to bo massed for assault ou tho wilderness. Tho settlers aro crowding Into that part of Oklahoma as they went Into tho frontier districts of Ohio and Kentucky with Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton, as thoy went into Ten nesseo, as thoy crossed thoMlsslsslppi, as they crossed tho prairies and tho plains, as thoy climbed tho Rocky mountains, as thoy pressed forward to the Pacific, pushing back tho frontier until thoy had won tho wholo country to civilization. Tho pioneer spirit that was bred in tho bono in tho march westward, that gavo us a hardy race of striving Jineu and women, that built ono'.of tho great est nations in tho world, whero thero had been British, Frouch and'Spanlsh colonies this samo spirit Is carrying us ucross tho Gulf, across tho ocean, Tho adventurous scouts of our raco of wilderness conquerors, of homo build ers, of constitution franicrs, skirmish ers in advancoof Amcrieunclvlli.atlon will soon bo striving on a now fron tleri and as thoy go forward will thoy over find tho last frontier? DON'T DKFAOE TIIK SQUARK. It nppoars from a local noto in yos terday's Rixiister that a proposition to havo tho street railway run through tho public square Is under considera tion. Tho RrxiiSTER feols very suro that such notion would not meet with tho approval of any considerable number of tho people, liven If no court houso wero over to bo built there, tho road should not bo given this privilege It would involve tho removal of tho band stand, tho Hag polo und tho light tower, and all thoso ought to remain whero thoy are until displaced by a court houso. But tho chief objec tion Is that tho railroad would muke It practically Impossible for tho square to bo used for any public gathering, tho ono usoful purpose which it now; servos, Tho most natural routo for tho street car track to follow would seem to be, after coining up West street from tho Santa Fo dopot, to swing olther to tho right or loft and run as closo as pos sible to tho park fenco. This would tako It out of tho way of truffle on tho main street, and would narrow tho street no moro thnn it should bo. Neat waiting rooms could bo built at ono or both corners of tho square and tho convenience of the public subserved oven hotter than If tho road ran through tho squaro. Thoro Is no disposition whatovor In Iola to treat Mr. Crouch and his en terprise In any but tho friendliest manner, and thoso suggestions aro mado in that spirit. Wo aro suro that on rollectlon Mr. Crouch will notlnsk for a concession which would cortaln ly bo disapproved by a very largo majority of our peoplo. It seems a little singular that under tho now army law the only placo for Gen. Funston Is- Brlgadlor General which hex'annot get, or fl".st lieuten ant, whicfj it would be absurd for him to tako. It would' seem as If tho com-mandor-ln-clilof of1 tho army and navy ought to bo ablo to JJjid some place where a man of Gem Funston's dis tinguished ability could serve his country without an unreasonable sacrifice of dignity. Lawrence' Journal: Toea is going to have f uotery fort tho inanuf acturo of sulphuric acid. Slnco tho death of John J. Iiigalls, it has become neces sary for us to manufacture- whntJ sul phuric ncld we need In Kansasv PROSPEROUS I'ORTO IlICO. Ono of tho most gratifying of public documents published recently Is tho report of General Allen, Governor of Porto Rico, to tho Secretary of tho Navy. Tho roport refutes utterly tho sorrowful tales that havo been told of poverty and distress in tho Island nnd chronicles instead a constantly grow ing measuro of prosperity. And host of all tho roport declares that tho untl Amerlcan sentiment, which was pro Talent at tho beginning of tho civil government has entirely passed away and tho peoplo wero nover so happy or contented. "Moro men aro em ployed," says tho report, "than overx before, and at better wages, and, In deed, thero Is a scarcity of labor in certain sections, and contractors com plain that thoy aro unablo to secure sulllclent holp, although thoy are pay ing CO cents In gold wnero ton months ngo thoy paid ,'!0 cents In pesetas. Tho crops aro abnormally largo and of ex cellent quality." Tho Governor goes on to say that the revenues of tho- island havo been sufllcient to meet all expenses and that civil government In Porto Rico has not cost tho peoplo of tho United States ono penny, having been solf sustulnlng from tho start. "As to destitution snd starvation," concludes tho report, "thoy do not ox ist, und, with tho abundant crops and plenty of labor at hand, if there should bo a caso of starvation here, it might' properly bo called a suicide." Aud that Is the kind of a report wo will bo reading from tho Philippines within a your after tho insurrection is suppressed. NO l'LACK LIKK KANSAS. BentMurdock: "His soul Is march ing on," And thero aro others. The threatened collision between tho north and tho south. In 18."G-(!0, brought to tho prairios of Kansas tho husky young crank from every northern state, while It also brought tho slave worshiping crunk of tho south. When tho civil war closed tho restless spirit, tho ambitious member of thu family, tho crankiest crank of tho town or neighborhood, grabbed Ills girl, who was also a crank no woman came to Kansas thoso years who had not suf ficient nerve to fight Indians or wild catsand today thoy and their off spring count a million aud, a half of the most artistic touch-and-go peoplo on tho earth. Cranks thoy are In all that tho word implies. Thoy hear everything, read everything and know everything. Should tho world boon lire at tho other end, Kansas would know it sooner, get Its houso In order quicker, havo a better grade of silk, moro tucks, frills aud rallies on its as cension robe, havo Its hat on stralghter and mako a better guess us to what Is what, on tho other sldo, than any other stato; aud It would not require moro than three hours for It to proposo a now constitution, a dif ferent currency, changes In tho pav ing of tho streets and a moro modern kind of music for tho countless saints who havo gono on before. Kansas produces lovelier cranks than any othor stato; and It produces moro of them. Tho crank microbe revels in tho altitude, air and sunshlno of Kan sas. No law of society, uo rule of correct doportment, counts for any thing In Kansas. Whatever tho world does Kansas does It differently. Kan sas Is a law unto itself Is Its own Genesis and Rovolatlon, icsents criti cism, jioses as a saint, Is solf sulllc lent, asks nothing nnd takos no buck talk. And tho younger generation Is certainly an improvement on tho older. As wo meet two or three hun dred youngstors mornings and even ings, as thoy go and return from school, wo are dally convinced that tho high art, the Intellectual, moral and physical culture center of tho unlvorso will In tlmo bo In Kansas. Tho Kansas youth of todaj stands' squaror on his woll dovolopod, artis tically turned, legs; has moro sturdl noss of body; moro gray mattor In his hoad; moro of high strung, llnoly at tuned manhood In him than tho youth of any othor land or country. Thoro Is nothing stupid or sluggish, nothing coarse or common about him. A crank is ono who Is full of spirit; frisky; ontorprising; get thoro quick und stay thero; tho chiofost of whom was old John Brown, with all the big and llttlo cranks who came utter, not forgottlng Mrs. Helen D. Nation. Tho Kansas Idea Is to "keop some thing going on;" and it is needless to say It Hi oj up to Its highest ideals, to the general approbation or disgust of the world at largo. Thore Is no place llko Kansas. "And his soul Is marching on." The proposition for a constltu tlonal conventional was defeated in the Senate. It novor had any show In the-House. ,1 4 I ' -; 3 wtowTW w aKfWi'2,4 '