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. V. f EPSBURG B0 iLJ. Vol XXV. PHILLIPSBURG, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY, 7 1904. No. 12. JL ' JLJLJUL4 ft V.' The State Convention. , 1 As was expected . Wichita secured the state convention again. The date set is March 0. An early date was de sired as Kansas wants to be among the first to declare for Roosevelt and the committee adopted a resolution endorsing him. As for the resolution everyone favors It, apparently even the machine. As for the early con vention that Is undoubtedly the prop er plan as tne macnine had full con trol of the committee and all opposi tion to it should be bucked and tagged for fear it might interfere in ie convention. Likewise the loca- fon Is fortunate, for Wichita is one the most centrally located and ac- Llssit'- Cities of the state, and is . V U .. L . II.. .L1 flopeka was the only can- ies Wichita for this honor only one with a chance of Of course Topeka should 'aspired because there are fwspapers there that oppose line, and then it Is too far a- i the center of the state, the i facilities are so poor and the Accomodations are abominable. there is only one objection to Ihita. She has bad the convention re but Philllpsburg never has and rlivwa8 entitled to it. ButPhiliips d' st by default. Our main Guy has tioubles of his own and had to stay athome, consequently this hon or was icst. We serve notice, howev er on the state committee and the luacWne too, that Philllpsburg has a politician who can stir up as much trouble In the party as any one of therrjand probably can with as much certainty steer a portion or it to de i feat fnd that, it seems, is their ulti mate. object. Business Stability in the West. tine day during the last autumn, a ellcron the prairies drew from the untry bank a little nest-egg of two ndred dollars that bad been there half a decade. 11 am going to stay" he remarked he cashier. ''That money has saved until we were sure that Vest suited us. It does. When l Pensylvania I determined to jilde enough to take us baok any . In ten years. We don't want to :know." ras a typical statement, the out of trial, and it has been express similar terms by multitudes who . iought prosperity and .found it. lie recent history of the vast y of tha nation the West- let stands out vividly: the day of ation and experiment has passed substantial business progress on plans of permanency, has :ded It. This great underlying re or tne plains region, wmcn tso rnuch for any section, is po ith promise. It meant a great Mien the Western- people ceased Vbout going "baok East" and invite their Eastern friends ' Irm. It was all the dlller V) Ween the nomad and the From "Good Crops and 1 nes In the West," by Charles I, narger, In the American ft V Eeview of Reviews for 7 bv Versjon of An Old Story, tnan from Missouri knocked at e of Heaven anq the door was by the keeper or the keys. tit sort of a place is this?" he Missourlan. best cyer," answered thekecpr f gate. as good as old Missouri ?" , my friend," answered the bf gate, ' It makes Missouri (o 30 cents." everybody seem well satl- rybody perfectly contented, Iqearly everybody." 8 a-uickiu' (" asked the Misr these people from Kansas; want to go back." y" said the Missourlan, ' I iy best tti gee a farm in Kansas l came up here, but I couldn't body willing to sell, so I guess ie next best thing and stop '1 e man rrom Missouri passea reward. Miil and Breeze. fhrefthlnz Michine. awl Ta)l"r, Dixie fcpr.rator o d cordiii n. J. I. C. 1 r ith ni.icliln every tiling iiusine. Will be fold at a 'Eurl Larkin. Walnut town- 1, Pbillipsburg, Kansar. 1. I J J i - in 4 4 I Suppose. Suppose the farmers should form a union, adopt a set of Iron clad rules and keep them. Suppose they should fix the prices of all their produce and refuse to sell unless these prices were paid. Suppose they should fix the prices which the members of their union should pay for the articles of daily consumption which they have to buy from the dealer or manufacturer. Suppose they should Ox the prices of all the implements necessary to con duct their business. Suppose they should fix the rates which they would be willing to pay for transportation and wages. . Suppose, in short that a farmers union be organized and it is possible though not probable that would fix prices of all comodities of whatever nature, high prices for produce they have to sell and low prices for what they buy suppose this were done, what would become of the corpora tions, trusts and monied magnates that at present tlx the prices of every thing for the farmers to pay ?.':'' Suppose such an organization were formed and you have the conception of a trust mightier than any the world has ever witnessed. Suchanorganizulon would result in a great battle of trusts the trust of the common people against the trusts of capital and the monied powers would be vanquished. All the world depends upon the farm er. When he regulates and governs the movement of his produce the world must acquiesce or starve. Why should the farmer worry about' laws for the regulation of the trusts when he himself can best control them by organization ? Its a matter of education tendency of the times is direction. and the in that L'nmiikirg a Statesman. There was once a young man who went to Congress and was made by Ue newspaper correspondents and then unmade by the same power. He de livered a clever little maiden speech; and as the correspondents rather liked blra, they "featured" him In their de spatches. His pictures were printed in most of the newspapers, and anec dotes of his early life appeared in many Journals, lie was alluded to as a prospective Speaker of the House, and it was generally agreed that he would do great things after he bad been elected for the second term. On8 day, about midway of his first term, a correspondent called upon tho budding statesman. He was engaged with some of his constituents from away back; so the newspaper man sent in bis card. When it was handed to the embryo speaker his coustltuents offered to excuse bim. "Oh! no," he said, with affected carelessness, "It's only one of those penny-a-liners outside; he can wait un til I get rcae'y to see him." Unfortunately for the Congressman the door was ajar, and the correspond ent heard the slighting remark. Did he swear or get angry? Oh! no. He had met such men before. He hasten ed back to bis ofllce and that night there was an informal meeting of cor respondents. The case was put before them. "What do you want ustodo?"asked, one of the men. "Roast him?" "Oh! no," was the reply, "not that." "What then?" "Why, simply ignore him." lie was ignored. And bis first term in Congress was his last, And this ii a true story. Collier's Weekly. . Harmony Before Party. Superintendent Dayhoff is a very unreasonable man to protest against spending his money for the election of Democrats. Abstractly, of course, It might seem curious that the Republi can state committee snouni spena Republican funds in securing the plection of Democratic legislators from Leavenworth, Atchison, and other counties, but It is not so in view of the overtowering importance of getting a legislature w hich Is In "har mony" with the governor. K. C. Star Terry Case Dismissed. The preliminary hearing of James Terry arrested for bigamy, which was set f-jr Thursday was dismissed. The prosecuting witness failed to appear and consequently there was no evi dence of crime to be Introduced. Underwear that you T3ay $1 elsewhere, at Shimeairs for 75 c, no flood goods either. Railroad Note?; Don Crookbam has left the railroad service and will try his hand on the farm and in assisting his father at carpentering. ' Luther Wolfe Is a new employe. He got his initiation in the cinder pit the same as most of the new men do. John Roth returned to work Monday Since corn hnsking Is about done there are many hands seeking work on the r lilroad. . ' Bert Clark took a day off last week and killed his pig. George Boland is relaying the brok en part of the round house wall. Some of the pits In the round bouse art receiving new sills. The old ones gave way under the weight of the big lCOO class engines. Two boys whose names we did not learn, were killed atGoodland Sunday nik'ht by a gasoline explosion. One of them was an employee of the railroad hotel, and the other the railroad com pany. . We did not learn particulars. There will be a general re-assign ment of runs under the new time table. This will probably put some of the old time Colorado Division engine meu to attain running into Phillips burg who have not run here regularly for several years. Only six men now working on the secilon here. Ed Nelson went home s'ck a few days ago, but returned to work ' Sun day. No. 9 collided. with a push car on a bridge near.Scandia Tuesday morning. At least one person was seriously hurt We do not know whether more than one was hurt or not. . The'Company made the skilled la borers a New Year's present In the shape of a reduction of working hours to nine hours per day and of cutting off of Sunday and all over time. This will make quite a reduction In the earnings of these men. It remains to be seen how much overtime can be dispensed with. This reduction af fects the machinists, hollermakers, car repairers and all tbe unskilled la bor that can be dispensed with. It also cuts off one car man entirely Before you buy REAL ESTATE you should write and . inquire about the bar gains that I have to offer you. Sevoral of . the best farms in the north eastern part of the county may pe had at low figures. This is the j j Best Farming Region in Phillips county and prices are no higher than . else where. Lands cared for for non-residents, S. A. MATTESON, Dana, Kansas. The following Is a boy's essay on the duck: "The duck Is a low, heavy set bird, composed mostly of meat and feathers. He is a'migbty poor singer having a hoarse voice caused by get ting so many frogs In bis neck. He likes the wa.ter and carries' a toy bal loon in bis stomach to keep him from sinking, He can quack loud but can't sing a little bit. Some doctors are called quacks because they are sucb cheap ducks. Tbe duck has only two legs and they are set so far back on bis running gears by nature that she came purty near missing his body. A quack doctor has only two legs but tbey are fastened on bis body low down. His bill is not so broad as a duck's but a heap longer and harder to pay. S me ducks when they get big have curls on their tails and are called drakes Drakes don't have to set or hatch, but just loaf, go swim ming and eat. If I was to be a duck l'j rather be a drake every time. Jewell Republican. Teachers can obtain month! report card.; at this ofllce, made to your ipecUl order. Educational Notes. . The next county teacher's associa wlll be held at Agra, January 23. Kansas history will be Included In the pupil's examination this spring. The national flag should float over every school house and national songs should be sung in every school. The pupils of the eighth grade should not take all the work necessary 10 pass the examination in one year. Better take fewer branches, get tbe work more thorough and take two years to finish the work of this grade. At the state association, every coun ty superintendent reported the at tendance of pupils greater and more regular than In previous years, due to ihesucceeful working of the truancy law. Consolidation of schools is a gocd subject for discussion at literary so del ies or educational meetings. The State University will hold i snmmer session for teachers beginning about April 5tb. Teachers who wish to send an ex hibit to St. Louis for the Exposition should notify the county superintend ent at once. . Two of our country schools are yet without teachers. The date and place of holding the township spelling schools will bo an nounced soon. Profssors F. II. Baker, R. C. McCor mice, W. R. Arthur, Mrs. Flora Fallas and Superintendent C. M. Arnold, of this county, were In attendauce at the state teachers' association, In Topeka, last week. They report a very . profit able meeting. The lectures given each evening were the strong features of the association. Many subjects of interest to teachers were discussed. ' Every school should be supplied with a classification register. Before tbe teacher can receive the warrant for her last monta's wages she must have made a complete report of the classification and standing of each pu pil. The work should be so thorough ly done that It will not. be necessary for the next teacher to go over It again but can begin at the place to which tbe class has done satisfactory work the previous year. New Meat Market. We are now located In our new building on tho south-west corner of tho square, with a full supply of Meats, Oysters and all goods usually found in a first-class Meat Market. We carry and sell only the best, and respectfully solicit your patronage. ' Phone No. 12. Daum & Townsand. A tale with a moral from the Mar quette Tribune: "The lesson taught by Geard's experience In Marquette should be a valuable one. He was bonest, Industrious, a good hotel man and a decent citizen but ho failed. Why? Simply and solely because while he was In Marquette be was not a part of Marquette. He came among us to make money, but was not wil ling to aid any one else In making money. He purchased bis goods as far as possible from outside stores, he used products of Sallna Industries, ho even got his printing done In, other towns. Nothing about Marquette was good enough or cheap enough for him or his business except Marquette's Sliver and gold. If our business men refused to sell him goods at wholesale prices he got them elsewhere. He lacked public spirit was not willing to cast his lot with the town and rise or fall with It. We say the lesson he learned should he one for all of us to heed. ' The eternal hankering after foreign Gods Is social and commercial blasphemy. Don't get too proud for your home town." Strange a the statement may seem It Is perfectly true. On the flrt windy day, go li.to tbe garden, taking with you the brightest saw you have. If the wind Is blowing from the north, hold the saw with Its ends pointing, one to the east and the other to the west. Take the saw a if you were going to cut the air upward, tilt It over till the flat part of the saw Is at an angle of forty-live degrees with the horizon.' Nowirjou look along tbe teeth of the saw you can see the wind pour over ti c teeth as plainly as the water over a waterfall. Ex. BEGGS' CHERRY COUGH SYRUP cures coughs ind colds. A story Is told of a man who claimed I be was too poor to take his borne pa; per. He read a notice in a down east' paper telling how'to prevent a horse from slobbering, and sent a $1.50 for the receipt. When the $1.. 50 worth of information came it said: "Teach your horse to spit," A little girl In Emporia, the Gazett relates, who evidently wasn't a regu larly enrolled member, went to Sun day school and during the session the teacher asked her, "Who Is God?" "I don't know," said the little girl. "Oh, surely you have heard of God," Insis ted the teacher. "Oh, yes, I have, and my papa knows Him, too. His last name is dam. "Star. A newspaper has a legal right to publish whatever an Individual has a legal right to circulate orally. In other words, and individual has no more right to make criticism and ac cusations on the street than a news paper has in Its columns. This Is something the average man doisn't know; if he did he would keep his mouth closed more than he does. Wheatland ( Wyo. ) World. On an ol 1 roofless, eiumbllrg stone building on the government reserva tion at Fort .Riley, is this placard: "Town of Pawnee. This building first capltol Territory of Kansas. First legislature met here July 2, 1855." Travelers have often wondered why the state did not care for tho building and build a cover over it; butthes.tate cannot meddle, because the building stands on a government reservation. Kansas Chief. There Is a story going of a man wbo was caught out In a storm and to pro tect himself craw'ed Into a hollow log While the storm raged ho h gan to think w hat a good man ho bad been and of all the good things he bad done and he became so full of enthusiasm that when he went to extricate him self be found that he was wedged in so tight that he could not move, he seemed dimmed to die in that old log As he lay thinking over bis past life a sudden thought passed through his his mind that he had not paid the editor for six years. He felt so con founded small he slipped right out of the log. Ex. It Is always a source of pleasure to belong to a political organization whose policies and actions can be heartily endorsed In every detail and particular. It Is a greater pleasure to know that that organization has elected a set of olllcers whose actions and policies not only can be endorsed but are creditable to themselves and the public. But an organization or set of officers or candidates whose pol Icles and autlon call for a continuation of apologies from Its adherents, or supporters is unworthy and ought to be defeated. Such Is the character of the maohlne and Its followers In Kan sas politics, and such an aggregation Is what has besmirched the republican record and now threatens Its future success In tbe state. The ''vote for the yellow dog If he Is on our ticket" theory Is a relic of tho past. People are beginning to vote for principle and honesty In politics Just as they demand It In business and this Is ono of tbe most hopeful signs of the times LOOKING OVER THE LAND you will find many piers of de sirable property which you can Just as well own ir you will. We furnish the plan and the property and always watch for your Interest if you want Farm Land If you want Town Lots let ns tell too a'xnit. the ones we have and ho cheaply they are offered J.F.MORSE, Agent, I Philllpsburg, Kansas. GREAT NEWSPAPER BARQAIN. . Tho Semi-Weekly Opltal and tha Phillipsburg Herald Oiio Year For $1.50. , The Serai-Weekly Capital, published at Topeka, Is one of the best farm newspapers published anywhere. Real izing that a good market report Is one of the most valuable features of a farm newspaper, tho Capital prints twice a week a full report of all the markets of the 'world, including To peka and tbe report is absolutely reliable. It prints all. the news or tbe civilized world fresh from the wires of the As soclatcd Press, ooverlngthe field more thoroughly than any of the metropoli tan weeklies. But in tho matter of Kansas news, it has no competitor, our largo corps of special correspond-. ents enabling us to cover tho field thoroughly. Outside from your own home paper you can get more local news from tbe Capital than from any other paper published. Editorially it labors unceasingly for the State's moral aud material welfare While strongly republican iu politics its editorials are falrand unprejudiced and Its news columns are open alike to the doings of all political parties. It Is printed twice a week for only J1.00 per year. Order It in connection with the Philllpsburg Herald for only $1.50 per year. $39) For Letters to Encourage Emigration. Tho Rock Island System offers twenty prizes, of the aggregate value or KIOO, for lottcrs rolatlve to the Ter ritory along Its lines In Arkansas, Kansas, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Texas and N'-w Mexico. Letters should deal with the writer, experi ences since he settled In the Southwest. Thfcy should tell how much money he uad when he arrived, what he did when he first came, what measure of success has since rewarded his efforts, ind what he thinks of that portion of the country in which he Is located. Letters should not be less tban 300 nor more than 1,500 words in length, and will be used fur the purposo of advertising tbe Southwest. Letters are desired, not only from farmers and farmers' wives, but also from merchants, school-teachers, clergymen; from everyone, In brief, who has a story to tell and who knows how to tell It. For circular giving details write .John Sebastian, Passenger Trafflo Manager Rock Island System. Chicago, 111. Manager Wanted. Trustworthy lady or gentleman to manage business in this county and adjoining territory for weU and favor ably known House of solid financial standing. 120.00 straight cash salary and expenses, paid each Monday by check direct from headquarters. Ex pense money advanced; position per manent. Address, MANAGER, 610 Monon Bid., Chicago, 111. 4&-18 240 acres of land In Crystal town ship, well Improved, nearly all smooth tillable land, good water and timber, only (4,000.- Several other good snaps also. Address, S A. Mattcson, Dana, Kansas. School Report. Report of Red Top school In district Number 51), for the month end ing January, 1st, 10o4. No. davs taught, 20. No. of visitors, 8. . No. of pupils enrolled, 27. Average dally attendance, 21. Those neither absent nor tardy:' Rose, Mllo and Milton McClure, Char lie and Floyd Murphy, Frank and Chester " nodgc, Laura Ham, Cecil Plckenpaugh and Grace Cole. LoTTiK Phillips, Teacher. The Spring Creek union W. C. T. U will meet at the home of Mrs. Mabel Pomeroy on Friday the 15th of Jan uary. This meeting will be In the Interest of the Purity department. We solicit the presence of every one Interested In this work. Hour. 2 p. m Mrs. Fannik Whitnky, Pres. Mrs. Maby Wihtten, Sec'y. FREE. rr rnnii ur i II AK'r.. W nT ffili-trnt p r.(ilr rn" for Frwmi. K.'l Rb'am, F.rlp'l. PI'., mil k'a ill.w. In-t.nt ltf D-m't nff-r Inrj-r Vrl f W. Wit LtAUS, 400 Utnhitltn At , Hew York. BEGGS' CHERRY COUGH SYRUP cures coughs tnd colls.