A Time like this demands Strong Minds. Great Hearts, True Faith and Ready Hands."
Vol 22 No 43
KINSLEY, EDWARDS COUNTY KANSAS' SEPTEMBER 9, 1896
By J M Lewis, Jr
A STRIP OF LAND
. Or. a thousand acres? How much do
yoii.Want? we hare large and small
farms and grazing lands with and
without improvements in all of the
Look at the map of Kansas, - select
" the locality most ": suitable, decide on
, he ifthpunt of money you wish to in
vest an4 then come to us. We are
ptetty sure to have just the piece of
-eal estate you want, :
V I in also doing a general ' ''
" ; dj W. WATSOfSL
' HOUSE PAINTING, Sign Paint-
mf, Graining, Fi-escoing, Pa
! per Hanging, Kalsomining,
f VX "'first-class work and lnoder
'T ate prices. Shop in old bakery
' W house, opposite creamery build-
V- " ICE-
THvered at"ymir tioor t-very inominp
' Irs. KK. Smart.
JDO YOU IRRIGATE?
IF SO, GO TO . -
i A. C. FISHER'S,
And buy one of the famous Irrdgajtorr
1 manufactured by M. Schou at Lamed
C. D Yh:W.
CyncK in EpxvAiip County Bank
iru'ii-Dixo. $h ,
I?, N. COLE
'' Contractor and Builder, Aget:
vppfcchool Furniture and Sup
t . plies. Western Cottage -Piar.
. ' And Organs, also New Ideal'
v,e'f at ajir times a large ; assort
' ?Xt of Picture and Room Mould-.. .;
- . .-. r
-. ':Xr-r tnfuita B.nd Childmn.
'A CJ5 tEe
People's Party Ticket.
Free' Silver Republican Ticket.
JOHN W. LEEDY,
Vor Lt. Governor
A M. HARVEY.
3. TI. ALLEN.
L. C. BOYLE.
Aud. of State,
W. H. MORRIS.
Sec. of State,
W. E. BUSH.
Treas of State,
D. H. HEFFLEBOWER.
Cong, at Large,
J. D. BOTKIN.
; Cong. 7th District,
doil flolature And Soli Stirring.
The proper time for fall plowing for
wheat is in the summei , as soon as
possible after the removat'of the . pre
ceding crop. Searcely,if ever, a sum
mer passes . in. Kansa$ without a per
iod of drputb, between July 1 and Sep
1. Water is the most important con
stituent likely to be deficient in Kan
sas soils. The annual rainfall in
nearly all parts of the State is nearly
always sufficient to produce a crop il
its precipitation could be controlled,
or if , when fallen, the moisture could
be. conserved. Rainmakers have fal
len into deserved obscurity, but means
of moisture conservation are worthy
of careful investigation.
The Kansas Experiment Station is
studying the effect of differenr modes
of soil treatment upou soil . moisture.
That. the well-known effect of a mulch
can be approached by proper tillage
of soil is a fact not as widely acted
upon as good farming dictates. One
of the Station lields which contained
in round numbers 26 per cent, of watet
in the first foot of soil, on J.uly 7,
1898, had one portion plowed, anoth
er disc-'harrowed and a portion leit
untreated. The ensuing dry . weath.r
in the course of four weeks, 'tiotwt h-
otaiuiiug several light rains. rediu:o
ctie moiscure ot the uuireaWd pafi it
to per cent anu that o; the discid lani
to 16 per c-atit, inu plowed ground ' re
taiuiug;21 per ceni.. The last t.
were ia . excellent coiiUition for Heeu
iog,-wbiie Umj first Aould plow Ui
lumpy and uusatisfitotory.
" The weight of an tu;re- of the dr
aoil to tho avpth if one foot may b
ialteu as toa.s. Euh per cent oi
.vter in soil to tn.it depth represent.
about sixteen toas of water per acre
or oue-seveinh of an inch. The whu;,
'Apparently lost by the untreated soi
ouyenLpne aud ooe-half inches of ran
XlUtkis about oue-half what the soi.
hwouid-hold afUjr a soaking raiu. Tin
real loss was much more than this
since as water escaped from the uppe.
foot, other would be drawn up fro;
Ix-low by capillary attrucliou. Th
agures" given 'are" minimum quantity.
Stutbie ground should unquesti "
ably.be plo.veu winle .iw, kjo.o-. ..e
aMii: iu the soil." E.xpel itneiits of u.
.Station saow that . simple.plowing i
guite ivi effective for moisture coasts
vatiori as any tillage yet tested 1
time does not, aHo;y pIovinf,t;ie sj)eetl;
work of the disc harrow compares fav
orably in ''eiency.-v.-Iu- ei iier ca
if raiu follows sufijeient-to i start
weeds, kill themwith' ji h:w"row. TuL
will at the same time break ' tip. an;,
crust and preserve the soil iuuIcU.
Tnis treatment not only insures a per
feet seed bad for wheat in respect U
moisture, but the soil has time to be?
tie to the firm condition so advantage
ous to wheat, and the barer.es-i.
warmth and moisture are most favor
able, to the formation of nitrates from
organic matter. Nitrates are highly
iupfetanVfr successful whiMtwV-
Indications point to a searching and
prolonged investigation of war depart
ment affairs in tha near future. High
officials state that either Gen. Miles
should prefer charges against Secre
tary Alger or the latter should order
an investigation, the latter method
being the preferable one.
The democrats in Vermont are to try
to secure the permision of Admiral
Dewey -to present his name as candi
date for Gubernatorial honors: but
what success this will have is not
known, as no sign has been received
from him as yet.
Coal Rate Reduction.
Although many changes have been
made in other rates, no change has
been made in the coal rates: for & good
many years. ; Soon after th organi
zation of the board a conference was
held with representatives of the. rail
road companies in which a demand
was made for a 20 per cent reduction.
Subsequent conferences led to a vol
untary reduction of the soft coal rates
to such Kansas points as had been
pointed out as discriminated against
by .the tnen existing tariff rates. . This
resulted in cheaper coal rates from
Colorado mines of from 25 to 50 cents
per ton to nearly every point of im
portance oa the Santa-Fe system.
The people of the county . noticed
last year that Colorado coal was cost
ing them one dollar less per toe than
the year before without knowing whv.
The foregoing paragraph gives the
Chicago, Sept. lv 1898.
Dear Graphic: - 'i' -
I recently spehth, four
days at Tomahawk Lake, Wis. My j
brother and I went there to fish: It
you look on the map yoir will see that j
the lake is located iri the northern part
of Wisconsin near fL'ake Superior.
We arrived there at 4:28 a. m. It wa
barely light but.Ve got out our lines
and the guide got us a: pail of mil -
nows and a boat.' 'It . could not havt
beett'a good morning for fish as wc
caught only, a few bass. After break
fast at the hotel, we rowed two mile:-
up the lake and landing, struck out
.hrough the woods for Bird Laki
where we fished all day, catching
about 20 fair bass. I am not goinf
to worry you with an account of ech
day's sport, but the weather wsf
igainst us and we caught less that
ve expected. I enjoyed the scenery
md the change from the routine o'
ny daily life. The lakes are charm
ing sheets of water. " The woodf
vhich -surround the water have beer
largely cut and sawed up. Two largr
;av-mills will presently be shut dowr.
.ind the country abandoned to th
partridges, deer, hunters and fishers.
f,ahd can be bought as cheap as 2'
.ents per acre. The soil is light ant-
tilled with stones and gravel- It pro
luces potatoes, barley, oats and gar-
len vegetables. The pansies anr'
sweet peas' in the flower gardens wen
wonderfully fine, in winter the tem
perature is very low. rIt is delightful
in hot weatbet to leave the city aw
"tke an outing ifl the woods, but n
old weather I suppose ij is very rw.
lotonous.' I am hping to return f r
i wetk's shooting in October' and wiij
i-obably do so unless it bcomes no -;sary
for mrt to go to Kansas. '
: The war excitement is" pretty Wei
ver here. ' There is to be a oelebra
&ion of the return of peace, and troop
at Washington Park on the 5th which
is labor day. .
-1 notice that, a call for a People's
Party convention at Kinsley is pub
lished and I wonder whether the par
ty and its issues are dead, or whether
some flash of the old political fire will
flame up again. Perhaps some new
leader will come forward1 and ' lead
'Vbepeople to victory;. t have so lit
tle iiitgrest i a politics :. nuwad ays that
1 seldom discuss the matr and I have
no voted;15nce leaving Kansas.
Mrs. AXpd' I" re the Graphic
with interest vaeh Vte -and . while'
Stirs, a. prcierrfc-iiu;agf as ' a re81 i
dencc I like th? r.ont-rr bnttr'. " "
' .-'-A'-V - - -"Jv '
PEOPLE'S PARTY CAUCUSES.
v The People Party .voters of J a k
son Township aro hereby uotifled to
meet in caucus on Thursday, Sep. "15,
at the Jensen school house, to elect
delegates to the county convention,
and nominate township officers: cau
cus to convene between 2 aud 4 o'clock
Wm. Copp, Committeeman.
The People's Party voters of Logan
Township will meet at the Bnrcher
school house Thursday, Sept. 15, to
elect delegates to the county conven
tion, and to nominate a township
tickrt; metiiug to convene at 7 o'clock
p. m. .
C. L. Fluubard, Committeeman.
-The peoples' party voters of Frank
lin township will meet at Pretty
Prairie School house. Thursday.
Sept. 15, to elect delegates to the
county convention, and to nominate a
township ticket. . Meeting to convene
at 7 o'clock p. m. R. M. Drake.
A caucus of the peoples party, dem
ocratic and free silver republican vot
ers of Kinsley township: will be held
at P. N. Cole's shop on Thursday
eveningj Sept., J5th, at 8" o'clock for
the purpose of electing delegates to
the county convention to be held on
the following Saturday, also for the
purpose of electing a central commit
tvoman for Kinsley township.
Among those who left on the special
Monday morning bouncl for Ohio and
other eastern points were Mr. and Mrs.
G. E. Wilson 'and Mrs. W. Wilson,
Mr. and'Mrs. Grant Fulton, Air. and
Mrs. G. W. Alering, Mr. and Mrs.
John Mott, Mr. Foree, Mr. Gunlcie,
and Mrs. Nichols.
Are headquarters for all the best lines of Machinery Hodge
Headers. Deenng binders, Mower T?mUs :mi au-
- ing Twine, "Dain Stackers, Hay Machinery, iiiown oc
Canton Cultivators, Bain, Webber and Old, Wagons, etc.
and till kinds of ' "
FA RM M ACB.INERY.
8 Gut Mipir iviops before buying.
R. E. Edwards, Pres.
E, A. Noble, Vick-Pres.
K. E. EDWAitDS. K. A. NOBLE.
A. M. MERRYMAN. II. O. DEAL.
B. F. TATUM.
1 jll ' -SL WS ONLY lif
"T ' . . .
TEOPLli'S PARTY CALL.
At a regular meeting of the People'
Party central committee of Edwards
County, Kansas, held on Saturday,
August 13, 1898, it was 'Ordered that a
delegate convention be called to meet
at Kinsley on Saturday. Sept. 17. 1S98,
at 10 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of
selecting candidates for ofilees- of rep
resentative. County Superintendent,
County Attorney, Clerk of the Dist
rict Court. Probate Jv.dge and Com
missioner for the First District, lt
I was further ordered thut the rcpresen-
jtatioa in saib contention be b:.sed on
the vote cast for J. K. Anui v.vs for
judge at the Nov. 1S;7 election, allow-
jing one delegate-at-Iare fur each ten
votes or major fraction thereof, which
entitles the several townships to the
following number of uVl.-jiUes:
Belpre v. . .4. Hrov. n 7.
Jackson Wayne 4.
Kinsley 14. Logan
Franklin (i. Lincoln 0.
All Democrats and- free-silver
Republicans are invited to co-operate.
It is recommended that the primaries
be held in the several townships Sept.
15th, from 2 to 7 p. m, or at such time
as local committeemen may designate.
It is also recommended that each town--ship
elect a central committeeman at
the primaries, if one has not alreaby
been elected for this campaign.
Immedtately after the county con
vention, the delegates from the com
missioner district. will meet and nomi
nate a candidate.
H. J. Noble, See: Geo. Tasell, Ch'mn
For Infants and Children:
i iHii'i mil un,:;,g rar.
F. B. Hixe. Casuikr.
A. M. Mekuyman, Abs't Casr
F. B. I11NE.
E. T. BIDWELb
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