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8t.ilo rihi "'. Clt-ly THE IOLA REGISTER VO 1R ANT ' SSilulSS MM BL8MORK EAGLE, K.TABLI.H1D 1W0. D J 5oonAKKjBlt"SD 188. 8 AVONBUEQ PR0ORK88. ElTABLUHID 1891. Iola, Allen County, Kansas, Friday, July 26, 1901. VOL. XXXV. No 36 fir ft. I i t -, WHEN IT (SITS DRY IN KANSAS. When it nits dry In Kansas It does the thins up rlKht; The vegetation sizzles up: It's Jos' ii perfect sight: The cattle stand 'n bellow, N some folks do the same: It's mighty hard to tell which crowd's Tho nolscst In the game. When It kits dry In Kansas The catfish go 'n hide Awoy down In tho mucky mud, To hoop from beln' dried: N thin white clouds that look Jes' like A lot o' cotton halts All frazzled out, go tloatln' roun' No blrfgcr'u my hat. When It gits dry In Kunsiis the chinch bugs multiply. N hopers fly up In yer fuco When c go passln' by: 'N dust gits seven Inches thick "N hot winds Mart to blow When It gits dry In Kansas There's nothln' has a show. When It gits dry lit Kansas The people mighty soon Ilcglnto talk 'n -worry 'bout The changes In tho moon: N grandpa lights his pipe 'n says To not git worried yltl -Tor sixteen months In 'fiO Itmcvcr mined a bit." When it gits dry In Kansas It puts some folks to rout; They sell off ev'rythlng they lmvo 'N go a hustlln' out, A sayln' they have lind enough, 'N cussln' Jes like sla Hut ov'ry dod-bluine one uv 'em Jes' comos right back agin. Cadmus. Kan. -KB Ul,Ailt. EDITORIAL NOTE9. Even Jerusalem1 Is suffering for water. This ought to bo a good tlmo to buy your winter clothing. Garnett Is tying its faith to a local prophet who declares that "a rain will follow this drouth." Coit.V reached 03 cents and oats 42 cents at Kansas City Monday, tho highest mark made for many years. EVERYTHING seems to bo crowded these days, liven tho morcury finds there is very little room loft at tho top. WHY don't theJTopeka papers givo the numo or that "leading 1'opullst" v,ho said: "This dry weather Is mak ing Pops every day"? Tin: drouth has wilted railroad securities nourly as much as It has tho vorn. When tho crops fall the rail roads aro in hard lines. It looks now as if tho registration of applicants for tho now lands would reach moro noarly 150,000 than 75,000, tho limit first guessed. Tin: dry spell has dono moro in six weeks to call the traveling men In off the road than tho trusts have been able .to 'accomplish in that many J ears. Tub Hutchinson News thinks tho reason the cannonading at El Dorado brought rain was that the utmosphero was shot so full of holes it could not hold water. Pekin will ho flnaUy evacuated by the forces of tho allies on August 14, the anniversary of tho dato of tho relief of tho legations. How quickly u year goes by, i PiioiiADLY moro cows aro advertised lor sale right now in Kansas than over before In tho history of the Stato. By tho way, tho writer of this paragraph has a cow for sale. Mr. Bhyan'S advico to tho Demo cracy Is to go south for their next presidential candidate. Mr. Bryan's Idea no doubt Is to get as far away from Hill as possible. Bu.i.. White, who is getting tired of being asked If it is hot enough for him, has olTored an $18 fur capo to the young lady who will write tho best reclpo for chlllblalns. The most forlorn hope anybody Is leading now Is the effort being made In some quarters to scare pooplo with tho suggestion that coal Is likely to bo scarce and high next winter. Kansas City men aro now coining out In cards In tho papers denying that they were In the mob that tried to hang the two negroes who havo since been acquitted of tho charge of as sault, TllK sword ps an implement of war, lias begun to go. Gen, Roberts bus Issued mi order that in future dis mounted infantry ofllcers are to carry arbinos Instead of swordH on active hervlco. THE whole Stato of Missouri prayed for rain last Sunday, but tho only place In tho Stato that got a shower was VToplln, probubly tho wickedest town per capita In tho State. Nowhow on earth do you account for.that? Hi& -Afc- ic That man Richards, who is in chargo of tho registration down in tho Territory, seems to be the right man in tho right place. Tho work has been done with wonderful rapidity and there has been no monkoy business at all. Missouri papors are calling atten tion to tho curious fact that tho very Sunday set apart ls a day of prayer for rain by Gov. Dockery the subject of the international Sunday School lesson was tho story of Noah's Hood. A Kansas City prcachor charges tho present drouth up to Gov. Dock ery's failure to closo tho saloons on Sunday. If ho could mako anybody bollevo him tho way thoso saloons would bo smashed would beat tho Na tion. Fred Badger thinks Uen. Funston would havo no trouble getting to the north pole. Tho only dllllculty in tho wuy of explorers ls ico, and so wurra a faumbcr as the llttlo General ought '.o molt his way through without dllll culty. And now comes Senator C. A. Towne, who was Mr. Bryuu's Popu list running raato for a few brief weeks last summer, and declares that Hrvan can never be nominated again for the Presidency and that free coinage is dead. "Et tu Brute." Gov. Stanley comes promptly to tho front with u catalogue of the re sources of Kansas, showing that In spite of tho long dry spoil the Stato Is all right. Just fancy now what kind of a proclamation a Populist gov ernor would havo Issued under similar circumstances. Every onco In awhile, If you keep track of things, you will see new proof of tho fact that ono innn cannot build himself up by pulling another mau down. It has been tried In this town a good many times, 'and it always turns out that way. The moral of It Is plain: Don't knock; boost! Just after three hundred business men of Port Scott had published a declaration .that prohibition did not prohibit and had demanded open saloons, thrco or four preachers went around among tho joints and bought a lot of beer and whiskey, and the next day closed the places up tighter than a Mason fruit jar. Everyiiody who comes Tn from tho country roports that tho corn Is stand ing tho droughth 'In a perfectly mur volouSWay,iyloldlngonobladeatatlme, as a valiant army face3 the foo und falls back step by stop. Tho reason 1b that this is but a surfuco drouth. Tho ground was filled with water by tho long spring rains and so tho corn has been able to resist so long tho pitiless sun. This Is a republic and we don't go much on kings and thingsand fuss aud feathers. But tho suggestion to scud Dowey with a squadron of our finest war ships to London on the occasion of Edwurd's coronation is u good one. All tho nations of the earth will bo Ihero In their best bib and tucker, and It would bo a good Idea for Undo Sam to go over and let them seo what wo sould do to them If wo took a notion. THE End of tho Deal is tho title ol an uuusually good business serial story which ls to begin In an early number of Tho Saturday Evening Post, of Philadelphia. A famous trans action on tho Chicago Board of Trade Is the basis upon which tho author, Mr. Will Payne, bus founded this striking romanco of the wheat pit. A charming love story runs through tho stern and stirring plot. A FUNNY tiling is happening up at Topeka. A man Is there who has a method for extracting gold from tho Tit go county shales which ho wants to tho owners of said shales. Whenovor ho operates tho machlno tho rosult shows from ten to fifty dollars in gold to tho ton, but whonover anybody else opcrutes It tho result shows no gojd whatovor. But who can blame a man for thinking that tho peoplo who bo llevo there ls gold in tho Trego shales aro "easy?" Tun letter of Attornov!General God ard to tho express companies, warn ing them that It was ui violation of the prohibitory law for tho agents of that company to recolvo beer or whlsko.t consigned to nobody in particular und turn It over to tho llrst man who show ed up with money enough to pay tho charges, 1b tho hardest blow tho Kan sas City jug trado has had yet. And tho letter was a very timely ono, for tho business had reached such pro portion that a considerable propor tion of tho express olllces of tho Stato resembled a wholcsalcillquor house. i-W-iwi. JUjISL Jjia, 4UA V .Ur ! nut.! It is no more than fair, both to Senator Burton and to tin members of tho delegation in tho lower houso, to say that tho Senator docs not seek tovdlvldo tho responsibility for any of tho appointments that aro always ro gurded us "Senatorial patronugo," nor do tho representatives seek to in lliicnce these appointments. Sonator Burton simply takes tho position, und a very courteous ono It certainly Is, that ho will not recommend for ap pointment to any position any man who is objected toon personal grounds by any of his Republican colleagues In tho lowor house. Farther than that ho assumes ull tho responsibility for any recommendation ho may make. Tin: Secretary of War has been in Kansas nearly a week and has openly admitted that tho Government was planning to spend perhaps a million dollars in enlarging and othcrwiso improving tho two military posts In this State, uud yet not even tho most watchful of tho Populist papers has raised a noto of warning. Is It possi ble that wo are to allow ourselves to be crushed under tho heel of a mili tary despotism, our liberties taken away from us at tho point of a bayon et and a tyrannical imperialism to bo substituted for our free solt-govorn-ment, and never a hand or a voice lifted to avert tho appalling disaster? The Register has suggosted boforo that tho farmers of Allen county ought to bo glad rather than resentful that some enterprising men had taken hold of Iola and built tho village up Into a city; and wo bellovo most of them aro. At least wo know of ono who is. His principal business is soiling eggs und ho says ho has never got less than nlno cents a dozen in cash for his eggs in Iola this summer, while In a small town uot a dozen miles from here thoy aro quoted at four cents. It Is true that the men who spent tholr money and tholr time and labor to get things started hero In Iola did It for tho self ish purposo of hoiping their own busi ness but it ls also truo that In doln; It thev also added value to ovcry farm In Allen county. THERE are twenty States iu the dry bolt, tho best of them no better and bovoral of them much worse than Kan sas. And yet tho newspapers in tho Slate outsido of tho dry region, in re porting tho drouth, lnvuriably put Kansas tu tho bond line, and talk about tho awful drouth In Kansas, as If the rains came right up to tho borders of this State on all four sides and stopped thero. It Is aggravating, yet thero is causo for a sort of pride in It too. It simply means that men whoso business It is to writo headlines that will make a paper sell understand that everybody wants to know what has happened or is happening or is about to happen in Kansas. A dread ful drouth In Missouri or Iowa or Indiana wouldn't Interest or excite anybody. But u drouth in Kansas, all tho-world wants to know about It. In their essence labor unions and trusts ure.of the same nature Ono isja combine of labor In order to, regulate tho labor market, tind the other Is a combino of capital In order to regu late tho market of the particular pro duct In which tho trusts deals. Tho stronger Jubor union theie N or over hus been, probably, in the world, Is the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers. The strongest trust In tho world Is tho Steel trust. And now, which Is tho stronger, the lubor trust or tho money trust? Thot Is tho sole Issuo involved in tho great strike. It is not a question of wages. It ls simply a question of whether tho Steel trust can bo forced to deal with Us workmon as members of tho union, or whether it can hold out In its pres ent position and treat with them as in dividuals. It is a titanic struggle and if fought to a llnlshwil havo fur-reaching conscquencos. Tun difference botween a patriot with sense and ono without was illus trated at Unaluska on July fourth. It appears that a British merchantman had "dressed ship" in honor of tho day and as an an of courtesy to America, but among its othor decor ations had loft tho llag of Its own country Hying. Tho United States commissioner, a territorial office about corresponding to that of justlco of tho pouco in a Stato, ordered the British flag down, threatening arrost of tho crow if. tho order was not complied with. Tho llag was hauled down, Dut whon tho commissioner roportod his action to Captain Knox, of the gunboat Concord, that ofllcor and gentlemen Eont a file of marines to tho merchantman, who boarded hor and themselves ran up tho British Hag, Tho Concord then ran the British (log to her own masthead, tired a salute to It, and closed the incident. - Ski' ,.ti: t 1 1 J.iiU-.L.A',.'i.l. .'.'It.t'. ;. '.'-V'- .,. Mi HOW TO OKT OVER THE DROUTH. Tho Register has urged Its farmer readers to hang onto tholr stock until thoy aro fairly compollod to Jet go. Prof. Cottroll of tho Stato Agricul tural College, in u rocont letter to tho Topeka Capital, gives some valuablo suggestions as to how this may be done, and how tho very most may bo mado of what has been raised. Prof. Cottroll suys: Tho first thing to do in arranging to get stock through tho coming fall and winter Is to uso to tho best advantage tho crops now growing. Tho green stocks of corn, sorghum, kalllr corn and other plants usodlfor roughness nro worth moro for feed green than they will bo if fed as dry fodder noxt win- ter. If tho stockman does not have tbuliecessary pasture, and Is obliged to ieeu now, it win pay mm to iceu ins corn and other green crops und save hay for winter. A great deal of corn is In tassel and drying up with no prospect for cars. Corn in such condition is not worth much, but If it Is fed green cattle will get all thero Is In It, whllo if it is cut, shocked and left In tho Held until win ter thoro will bo only uj pllo of poor manure where tho shocks havo rotted down. If It Is not necessary to feed tho corn now, leave It us long as It stnyB green, then cut with a binder and when dry stack. Small shocks of Immature corn will not keep in tho uoiu. On tho college farm July 111, twenty- six hoad of cows aro being pastured on llvoacresof sorghum. Tho sorghum stunds waist high, has not headed and even If wo got no rain whatovor prom- Isos to supply nil tho pasture theso cows will need for at least a month. Wo have eight acres of sorghum In another Hold and whcn'thls heads out weloxpect to turn tho cows on It and from present promises wo will havo onotigh feed on theso thirteen acres of sorghum to pasturothotwenty-sixcows until October 1. Our tamo pastures aro bare and furnish no feed whatover and wo havo the cholco of either feed ing hay now and saving tho sorghum to bo cut for winter or pasturing tho sorghum aud saving tho hay for win ter, Tho hay will bo just as good for next winter as It ls today. Tho sorghum fed green ls worth much moro than It will bo If cut and fed dry. Tho college has some high priced, pure bred cattle and wo aro pasturing them on cow peas and second growth alfalfa. Both thoso crops make good pasturo for dry weather. Wo would notdaro to pasturo them when dump. If wo needed It, wo would pasturo our soy beans und kalllr corn, feollng sure that moro can bo gotten out of thoso feeds green than dry. We aro pastur ing llfteon hogs on half an ncro of rape and this will probably givo all tho pasture thoy will need until frost oven though no rain should fall. Alfalfu that was cut curly has made a fair second or third growth and moro feed will bo obtained by pastur ing It than by letting it mature Into a short crop of hay. Alfalfa must not bo pastured too close. Whcro it is possiblo to keep tho stock off dried up pastures and put them on sorghum or other pasture, It should bo dono. If tho stock is kept entirely oft tho grass It will make a slight growth no matter how dry and hot tho weather may bo and then If wo got fall rains tho pastures kept freo from stock now will furnish much moro feed and feed later In tho season thun If tramped while dry. Sorghum, kalllr corn, cow peas and alfalfa mako safo pasturo after cattle becomo accustomed to them but great care must bo used in starting stock on such pastures. At tho college wo fill tho cattlo with grass or hay In tho mcrnlng and then turn them on tho sorghum or other green crops only flfteon minutes tho first day, the noxt day thirty minutes and then increase the time fifteen minutes each day until we reach an hour and u half, whon It Is safe to let thorn stay on all tho timo und not givo them othor feod. Cattle turned on such pastures at first If hungry will often oat a few mouthfuls and die in a fow minutes or hours. Tho hay that thoy need when first get ting them on feed will bo worth much less than tho cattlo that will probably bo killed If hay ls not fed. Wo do not know of any crop that sowed us lato as August will make hay and tho olfoct should bo to obtain as much pasturo as possiblo. If It does not rain enough to soak tho ground to a depth of four lnchos It will not pay to sow anything for feed as sowing indry ground simply wastes scod, It is too lato to sow soybeans. Cow poas may bo sown as lato as August 1 with a prospect of a fair crop If wo do not havo oarly frosts. List shallow and drill In tho furrows one halt bushol per aero 'sowing tho Whip-poor-will variety. If tho season is favorable early Am V?W,':&& k t- i . O . IL ' :,ti- ber sorghum sown broadcast, ono bushol por aero, will furnish somo pasturo if sown us late as August 1. Rapo sown as luto as September 1 will furnish pasturo for hogs. Sow Dwarf Essex rapo, llvo pounds per acre, broadcast, or three pounds per aero If drilled. It will do to feed tn six weeks after seeding. An acre will pasturo 10 to 20 hogs aud as seed costs only 10 to 15 sonts per pound the feed Is light. If wo get a good rain it will pay to sow tnrnlps Inrgoly. Wheat, oats and rye will furnish a largo amount of pasturo if tho season Is fuvorablo, and while thoso crops aro n good condition cattle will do well on them without any other feed than straw. A farmer pastured his Idnlry cows on oats aud sold during the fall seven dollars worth of milk for each acre of oats pastured, the cows having no other feed. it Is too early to decide whnt will bo the cheapest combination of feed for winter. Shortagowillbc in rough ness. Thero is enough straw In Kan sas tn supply roughness for every animal in that Stato und with many stockmen straw will bo tho feod to use. Farmers usually feed from 20 to 30 pounds of hay or fodder a head per day to stock cattlo. Very much less may bo fed If a proper grain ration Is usod. In 1888 u milkman In Manhat tan wintered his entlro herd of dairy- cows without a pound of roughness und ho sold milk all winter. Tho cows wcro fed all the grain thev want ed and in tho spring were strong but they looked gaunt und rough. It al ways pays to feedja llttlo roughness. Tho writer has brought cattlo through tho winter tn good condition on three to llvo pounds of hay per head, feed ing grain. Bran will take tho place of nearly nil tho roughness and can bo mixed with cotton seed, gluten, germ oils or linseed meals, oats or corn, which ever is cheapest and imake a good ration at a reasonable cost. Wheat is worth about as much pound for pound us corn and middlings arc worth moro as it hog feed. Fattening hogs fed all tho alfalfa hay thoy will cat will fatten on much lees grain than wlthouthay. Sorghum hay Is good for hogs. A few winters ago some funuers In northwestern Kansas carried tholr stock hogs through tho winter on alfalfa hay alouo. A llttlo grain added would havo been better. Tho writer began his experience in Kansas In 1875 and has seen years when thero was much loss feed in the stato thun this your and cattle were wintered all right. It will not pay to rush good animals on tho market to bo sold for half what thoy aro worth. Go slow, It Is a good time to sell tho culls from tho herd but It will pay to hold the profitable animals as they will bo high noxt year. Kansas needs every animal in tho stato and if tho suggestions mado In this letter aro followed the good stock can be car ried through to spring pastures. NEW LIKE FOR ARIZONA. For many yoars Arizona has been ho synonym for arid dry ness. Situ ated on tho Moxican border, in tho very hottest nnd dryest part of the so called "Arid West," Its baked and dusty plulns havo boon considered a most trying part of tho trip across tho Continent. But relief uud a now life havo como to Arizona through tho medium of irrigation and grout changes in tho Territory aro likely to result in tho future Irrigation has been practiced for somo yoars thoro but tho plans now on foot are for tho construction of immense storage reservoirs, Jwhich will far outrunk anything in tho way of Irrigation over before attempted In thatsectlon. Thero aro to bo a number of thom, storing enough water, it isolalraed, to Irrigate and reclaim over a million acres of land which at prosent is desert and uninhabited. Tho United States Geological Sur vey has spent several yours In making studies of Arizona's water supply and how It may be most advantageously usod, and much of tho prosent activity In that Territory is the result of huvj ing tho detailed facts upon which pro jects can bo based. Tho largest of tho schomes is tho Tonto reservoir, on tho headwaters of Salt Rlvor. It is proposed to build a dam in n deep cunyon, 050 feet long at tho top, which will Impound a body of water covering moro than olghteon squaro miles with an averago dopth of 180 feet, the cost will be about $2,500, 000. This will bo ono of tho largest artificial reservoirs in tho world and will hold water enough to lrrlgato moro than 500,000 acros of land. Tho soil In this country ls very pro ductive with tho application of water, and tho lncrcaso In available land for homes and produotlvo' acr culture In this thinly settled Territory will mean mucn lor its tuturo prosperity. ' Jlk-: :;fv; 'h ..(J1 - . I . - DON'T GET STA UI'EDED. Kansas peoplo are tho brightest and tho best peoplo in tho world; but thoy do get excited sometimes. For ex ample Tho othor day a young farmer mado up his mind that ho was not going to raise any feed for his hogs, that un less ho got rid of them immediately they would all starve to death. Ho though at llrst he would simply turn them out in tho road and leavo them to die. Then ho concluded It might bo better to haul them to town nnd take what ho could gut for them. So ho loaded them in Ills wugon and brought them to town, and sold them for five cents a pound, and went homo feeling mighty blue and discouraged. A day or two later he loaded up a load of his four hundred bushels of llax and brought It to town. "I only got $1,110 a bushel for It." he said, "aud I guess 1 won't sell tiny moro now, It will be higher tn the fall." And he went home feeling mighty blue. That Is only a sample of plenty of other men who have let themselves be stampeded. It Is so long sluco thoy havo seen dry weather that they aro unduly excited about it. Now nobody denies that tho show for raising feed is very poor right now. It there should bo no rain until frost It would bo hard to paint tho plcturo much darker than tho reality would be for thoso who havo largo numbers of stock on their bauds. But "frost hasn't come yet. Thero may be any amount of "roughness" raised yet and there may be flno fall pasture. And tho chances that these things will happen aro at least strong enough to justify pooplo In spending a llttlo money now to hold their stock. Tho money muy havo to be borrowed, but thoro Is plenty of It and interest rates aro low. Bettor borrow a little to tldo over tho dry spell thun to sacrlllco ten times what tho interest would amount to. The Register doesn't want to, aud It does not, minimize or make light of tho serious conditions that confront the farmers and stock raisers of Kan sas, Those conditions are most dis tressing and discouraging. But wo do wish to urge our friends to not sacrltlco their stockrushly orln haste. On account of the tremendous rush of cattlo and hogs to tho market this summer, stock cattlo and hogs aro go ing to bo scarce and high next spring. It will surely pay to take long chuncos In order to hold on to what you havo. Don't let go until you just havo tol HE WRITES LIKE A HERO. Tho spirit in which tho report of General Funston on tho capturo of Agulnaldo was written, says tho Kan sas City World, shows that tho Kan sau is worthy of all tho good things that have been said of him. Ho ap pears to bo modest beyond tho ordin ary of tho heroes oftoday and ls quite willing that his companions in tho ex ploit which resulted in tho taking of tho Filipino leader shall have tholr duo share of the credit for tho success of tho enterprise. And ho makes tho report llko a man who had communi cation to mako in tho lino of dutv. If tho event itself had not been of such largo Importance ouo might never guess from the wording of the roport that It involved a history-making epi sode. It Is suggostlvo of that othor report, also made In tho lino of duty by Bill Anthony when he groped his way Into tho cabin ;of tho captain of the sinking Maine and said, "Sir, I havo to roport that the ship has been blowed up and Ib sinking," Its terso noss is commendable, considering the fact that Funston has had nowspapcr experience, and ho might have elabor ated to such un oxtpnt as to justify his star. As a matter of fact it is doubtful 1 f tho star would have been so rapidly forthcoming if It had not been bo stowed before tho receipt of tho Fun stou report. Only tho event itself, In Importance, aside from tho detail of how it was accomplished, could justi fy tho demand of tho country that Funston bo recognized at once. Our American heroes seem to have this gift ofjtorseness coupled with ac curacy and parsimony of words. Tho famous communication ol Gen. Grant tn respoaso to a proposition for sur render, "I propose to movo on your works immediately," and that other declaration, "I proposo to fight it out on this lino If it takes all summer." aro flno examples of the stylo in which horoos indulge. Since that day when Caesar wrote tho history of u cam paign in the sentence "Vonl, vidi, vlcl," no gonoral had approached tho torsoness of Grant.! Now Funston, though ho has not succeeded In mak ing a, phrase, shows that he has tho spirit of conquerors In him. His re port ls n modol. It Is a pity that It cannot bo sent on and Indorsed as u. text to Gon. Kitchoner, whoso pro llxlty seems to oouul his misfortunes I in tho Hold. I ,M .' ' - - "" '" - i i Ma - SjMMJ f SJH, nWJ. i. 't wSv miNr'!- .wvrtefHB. s vniJtf'mWilit'x m - -3-1-- : '