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JJ TT TT . S3 K J II L J.H aiUJWBl' .AIJLUIJt HUUIH.HH1 THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE PEOPLE'S PARTY AND FARMERS' ALLIANCE OF RENO COUNTY. HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, THURSDAY NOON, MARCH 14, '1895. N ). 28 VOL.5. We are showing the Most Stylish line of LOOSES' everpurchased by any 50c to $3.00 each. At SOc Each. Ladiet, navy Bnd b'ack apes, made of All Vool fiergn, with ponpa(our collar of nit me. ' At $1.25. Lndiej' cloth double ape in Tan ar,d Iluviiu uaand CI . ck, loll collut pluked edge, exaca style l cut. At $225. ladles' ololh single ml double en pee. in Tun. Jlavanna, Navy and UlHrk, wi'li standing ruclie and pompadour ruche collars. Mo have trip nnlv rnmnlete line of Ladies' Shirt Waists in Kansas, they are Dressmaker nutria fitoH nn living- models, therefore every waist a perfect garment. From ONE PRICE TTiitpTiinsnn. - EDWARDS & CO, Groceries Coal and Feed. 403 and 405 No. No. Main. Down town yards at 12 Sherman East, Smith & Miller's oln stand. All Kinds of Coal. , Farmers' Trade Solicited. Our weights guaranteed. CITY DIKING HALL BEST DOPLAE DAY HOUSE IN THE CITY. Special rates to regular horders, nice rooms, cleau lieds tud the tables furnished with the best the market afford I. L.FELLEES, Prop., 114 E. Sherman, - Hu -chioson, Kaa -jy a. fairciiild. Attorney at Law. - Boom 11 sod IS. MfCurdy Block, corner o Stiun and Sueiman. r-ouon ;&v"brkst, Attorneys tt Law. Office Boom I, niOLEY BUILDING. Wanted. Devler wants to buy and will ray the highest market price for cane, or millet seed, kaffircorn and t oy kino tt markeuhlt) garden of tfeld seeds. - 25 tf. Largest, Cheapest and CL noucu in Kansas, from At $3.50. Ladies' bliiok cloth double cape, ruffled stand jog colltir, satin and braid Vrlin Mind At $4.95. Ladies' cloth double cape, Ian only trimmed nil Hround with pinked ruffles -f Uavaniia und tun. VaudyUw Isee turn ed down onl'ur, ami pom padour ruche collar of satin riflbon. At $5.00. y Ladies clotli and clav wmsted double capes, 20 different styles, trimmed in jet and braid, in lace and jhI.iii timid applique velvet, etc' standing rut fled and lull collars. fitting and well mane , 50c to S7. 50 Each. tar CASH HOUSE, - - - Kansas. Once on a time we bought a dog. Bob tailed, ogU and full of tight ; To fee vome fcllnwi scale the fence When he comet Is quite a tight Ho never hurts onrpatrons though. In fact, lie new ones oft unices, The si cret woald yo like to know? Our dug In aptly named low price;. Hook ot cur Pit ni d see If yon can rnes why an tne otnur ill ou uuve (o getovur me iouc:. K Hit prnnnlatd wignr for 1.0O is lbs lavvbians l .l'O h ins uni n iiee an H Ins. iarl hominv !! i; tlis. H i' h l.oml' y '. ai Breakfast fl.ikcn 10 HEAT AND Ff H. Jacob rinld's fancy hams 11 Jacob Ddlrl'n Daisy hnms Oil1 Jaiob Hold's break:it hacon II J oo iMIil's Englisk bellies 10 8 lbs dry salt meat '. 2S Home mart lar :.. 10 Kunor TaUe codUsh 12X ur ai DtxiPiesa cooio.... 10 -mokeil haJlhut SO No I white dal:, each V!4 no. a wnite nsn, acn uo Bus'on Beaaiy mackeial each Ill Kennabeo aliore mackeral eaub 13 CALIFORNIA EVAPO BATED FRUIT. Fancy pear, halves 12',$ Knnoy paen. naives ... " Fancy aprimU 1') ancy prunes 10 Fnov cherries iru Ranoy prunella !i0 Fanoy rK- berrlea 2f Kancr ringed tppl 14 Fan yi crown rait-Ins uft F.incr scwlleca raialns la inrT Pfieled r-icba 1H Famy Lmnos layer raislrs.. ianc cleaned carrHnii, :t iu. lor so (Iaye You Seen the Mountain Lions Lately? Winnc c: Silsbee, CASH ORCCERS. N- 23 Sontli llain St , Bntchinoa, Tele phone v) ITrf WORK REVIEWED. r.ooult3 of tho Lata Session of the Kansas Legislature. Brief Outline of the Acts Pasted by Both Houses Provisions of the Important : ) t4iws Enacted Severe Penal ties Against Gambling. Tne Gambling Laws. Among1 the most important measures enacted by this legislature are those commonly known as the "Cnbblson gambling bills," and are numbered house hills 1. 3 and 3. While these: laivs bear Mr. Cubbison's uama, they were draf iM by an organization known as the "tiood Citizen's loatfua" of Kan sas City, Kan., the president of wklch is Dr. Dougherty, the well known anti-gambling lecturer and preacher. House bill No. 1 was introduced th second day of the session, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Upon motion of Mr. Cubbison the bill was placed upoa sec ond reading immediately after its in troduction. Upon the second day of the session the house entered into com mittee of the whole and after an hour's session the bill was reported back to the house for passage and was at once placed upon third readiu and passed with but few nega tive votes. A bill of such c;eneral im portance was never passed in such a sliort time by a Kansas legislature. Within tun days after its introduction and passage in the house of representa tives the bill p;;se.l the senate and be came a law. House bill Nos. 'i and 3 followed house bill No. 1 at a rate calculated to demonstrate the earnest ness of tho legislators, and also to dis hearten tho gamblers, who imagined themselves safe in the Sunflower state. House bill No. 1 is what is known as the lottery law proper, and provides that any person convicted of. running a lottery or of being in any way con nected with one, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and the punishment is fixed at hard labor in the penitentiary for a term of not less than one year nor more than threo years. The same punishment under this law is also in store for tho man found guilty of sell ing a lottery ticket or acting as agent of a lottery company. Tho law also prohibits lottery gambling of any kind as follows: Any person who, by way of lottery, or by any scheme in tho naturo of a lottery, disposes of any property ot v.Huo. or under tho pretext of a kjIv. u Lf t or delivery of any other property of any right, privilege or thing whatever, dis poses, or otters, or attompts to dispose of prop erty, with the intent to make the disposal thereof dependent upon, or oonneeted with any chnnce by lot, dice numbori, game biuirrt or other gambling device, whereby such ohanoe or device is made an additional Inducement tu the disposal or sale of such property, and who ever aids, either by printing or writing, or is in any way conccrued in the setting up, man aging or drawing of any suoh lottjry or In such disposal, or o.lor or attempt to dispose of prop erty by any su :h chance or dovloe, shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall bo punished by Imprisonment at hard labor In the penitentiary for a term ot not loss than one year nor more than tw years. It also makes it a felony punishable by a term of two years in the peniten tiary for owners of buildings or shops to permit such gambling in their build ings. House bill No. 2, which was the sec ond bill to pass the bouse of representa tive, provides that every porson who shall set up or keep any table or gam bling device commonly called ABC, faro bank, E O, roulette, equality keno, wheel of fortune or any kind of gambling device or naming table, shall on conviction be adjudged guilty of a felony and punished by imprisonment and hard labor for a term not less than one year nor more than five years. House bill No. 3 provides that any person found guilty of directly or indi rectly betting any money or property at auy common gaming house or any place l;ept for a gambling house, shall be deemed guilty of a felony and pun ished by imprisonment in the peniten tiary for a term of not less than one year nor more than three years. It also provides that any person who is convicted of betting upon any game of chance, whether at a gaming table, bank or gambling device, or upon tho result of the move ment of any wheel or otlior device, or the throwing of dice or tho playiDg of .cards, sliull bo deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, be punished by a tine of not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dol lars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than ten days nor more than thirty days, or by both fine and Imprisonment House bill No. 4, which was delayed and did not becomo a law until near the close of the session, is one regard ing the selling of pools or betting upon horse racing. It prohibits the selling of pools or betting upon any race, either within the state or elsewhere, except a provision of ten days wherein betting may be indulged in in any enclosure where the races actually occur. This provision was made in order to exempt county fairs and make the races a little , more Interesting by the Kansas coun- trymen staking a part of their hard- j earned dollars upon the "winner." The Appellate Court Bill. I . Another important measure enacted during the session just closed was that creating an appellate court. The su-, preme court of Kansas has been pray ing for relief for a number of years. In the supreme . court commission ' which expired March I. 18U3. aff n term of six years, tne supreme court was granted temporary relief, but with the expiration ot the commission the court was then four years behind with it3 work, and at this time it is estimated that the court is at least eight years in arrears in its work, so that tho establishment of two appellate courts for a period of five years is a matter of greator importance than has been usually conceded. The bill creating the appellate courts was Introduced in the senate by Senator Dillard, of liourlion county, but was remodeled by a conference com mittee near the close of the session. Its provisions as finally adopted divides the state into twa departments to be " i r. " vr 'hem n . i tj x'.i v norti'.t.'ii Uvuart meat is constituted of the counties of Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Johnson, Douglas, bhawnee, Wabaunsee, Morris, Dickinson, Saline, Ellsworth. Ellis, Uus sell, Trego, Cove, Loan', Wallace, and all counties lying north of said coun ties. The southern department is composed of all tho counties lying south of tha counties above named. These two de partments aro each divided into three divisions, known as the eastern, con trol and western divisions. The east ern division of tho uorthcra depart ment 4s the largest and most important division in the stats, being composed of tho counties of Wyandotte, Johnson, Douglas, Sha wnee, Wabaunsee, I'otta watomia, Jackson, Jeffjrson, Leaven worth, Atchison, Doniphan, lirowu, Nouiana and Morris, with terms of court at Tops'.fa. T.ie cjntral divhioa of the same dj;!3rtin.;nt is constituted of the counties of Marshall, Ueary, Mley, Washington, Clay, Dickinson, Saline.Oltawa.Cioud. Republic, Jowell, Mitchell, Lincoln. Ellsworth, O-sborne, and Smith, with terms of court at Cou cordia. The western division of the northern department consists of the remaining counties of tho north ern department, with terms of court at Colby. The eastern dlvi isiou of tho southern department is mado up of the counties of .Miami, Linu, Uourbon, Crawford, Cherokee, Labette, Neosho, Allen, Anderson, Franklin, Osage, Collo.y, Woo l son, Wil son, Montgomery. Chautauqua, and Elk, with terms of court at Kort Scott. Tho central division of the southern department consists of the counties of Lyon, Greenwood, Chasa, Marion, Mo Pherson, Reno, Harvey, ISutlor, Sedg wick, Kingman, Uarbor, Harper, Sum ner, and Cowley, with terms of court at Wichita. The western division of the southern department consists of the remaining counties of tho south ern department, with terms of court at Garden City. The judges appointed by Gov. Morrill a few days ago will hold their term of office until January 1, 1897. The law provides that at the general election in XA'M their succes sors shall bo elected by the people, The salary of the appellate judgos is fixed at $2,500 per year. Washington's Hlrthday. House bill No. 137, which became a law early in the session, make's I eb ruary 23 Washington's birthday a le gal holiday. For several years past the public schools in Kansas have been ob serving this day as a holiday, but not until the bill above mentioned was passed has it been made a legal one. Tho bill was passed during the first three weeks of the session and was signod by the governor about February 1, and was very generally observed as a holiday on the 221. For Western Kansas Sufferers. One of the practical things done by the session just closed was that of sending aid to the destitute in western Kansas. During the cold, blustering days of January train after train load of coal left tho state mine at Leaven worth bound for western Kansas, where tho destitute were suffering Two appropriations of S-.0J0 each was made for this pnrposo in the enact ment of senate bill 7 and house bill No. 8C3. The sending of coal was not all tho aid rendered, however. More than plOO,()()0 were appropriated for the pur pose of furn'uhiug seed grain to the farmers of the western part of the state. The provisions of this appropri ation are such as mako this seed only a loan, and caused much dissatisfaction in some counties, a few of them refus ing to accept any seed from the state at all under such conditions. The railroad commissioners have charge of the distribution of the'grain, and while they find numerous" com plaints as to the conditions imposed by the state yet they have demands for seed grain to the full amount of the appropriation, and will have no diffi culty in distributing all they are au thorized to disburse under the pro visions of the bill, which Is senate bill No. 541. For the Grand Army ef the Repoblle. The Grand Army of the Republlo has no cause for complaint in the matter of legislation. For several years that organization has been asking for a room in the state house in which to es tablish U museum. Senate bill No. 365, which was passed unanimously through both houses of the legislature, pro vides for this very thing. The museum is ta be in charge of some one to be ap pointed by the department command er. The only cost to the state involved is that of fitting up a suite of two or more rooms in the state house for the pnrpcjc jvoateoafter which all the expense of retaining tnu museum is to be borne by the G. A. R. The law provides "that in said rooms shall be stored and properly displayed such records, relics, Sags, banners and mementos of the service of individuals and organizations who fought in the late war of tho rebellion as shall now be or may come into the possession of the Grand Army of the state of Kansas, or which shall from time to time come into possession of such Grand Army museum, all such records being at all times under suitable rulea and regula tions accessible to the member of the Grand Army of the Republie or others engaged in collecting historical infor mation; tt being understood that there shall be no expeaae to the atate of Kansas for any salary of the person in charge of saitl museuau." This bill was introduced in the sen ate ne morning by Senator McTag gart It passed that body without a dissenting vote, was messaged to the house by the secretary, and passed the lower body of the legislature the next day without finding a dissenting volco there. Next to the lottery bills it made the best reoord of any law enact ed this winter in passing both branches. The legislature also passed senate bill I'o. 491, exempting all prop erty of tho Grand Army of th-j Repub lichalls, grounds, eto. from taxa tion. Chnru'.i property in Kansaf is not taxed, but the U. A. R, is the odly other organization in the Suuilowat- state which docs not "render unto Cuosar tho things which bo C'tusuif's." Monuments for Ivansas Holflicr. i!y an act of eongrosa approved Au gust 111, 18'JO, provision was mado for the purchase; of 7,000 acres of lund in Teunessee and Georgia, to be known as tho Chickamanga and Chattanooga Na tional Military park for the purpose of preserving and suitably marking, for historic and professional military study, of tho fields of some of the most remarkable maneuvers and most bril liant fighting in tho war of tho rebel lion, in which Kansas troops won dis tinguished honors. Tho same act pro vides that the authorities of any state having troops engaged cither at Chattanooga or Chickainauga may mark the lines of battle of troops engaged therein 'by monuments or tablets, or any way the state may desire. IJy the provisions of house bill No. 201, the Kansas legislature appro priated 8."i,000 for tho erection of inonu monts in memory of the Kansas sol diers engaged in theso two battles. The Eighth Kansas, especially, made themselves famous at Chickpmaivra, losing more than any other rogiment engaged in the fight The bill appro priating the money for monuments, also provides for a commission to su perintend the erection of the same, and provided that tho commission should consist of three Kansas soldiers who took part in the battles. Gov. Morrill appointed as the commissioners: Col. J. L. Abernathy, Leavenworth; Maj. Sol R. Washer, Atchison; Hon. Q. W. Johnson, Seneca; Leonard Aker, Liberal; J. F. Starns, Sabetha. Hon. O. W. Johnson, of Seneca, and Leonard Aker, of Liberal, are members of the house of representatives. Kansas Irrigation. The matter of irrigation will not be mere theory in Kansas any longer. It will be a matter of actual experi ment, during the coming year, or so much of an experiment as $30,000 will nrovide for. TJils is the amount an- Report of the FIRST NATIONAL BAM, At Hutchinson in the State of Kansas, at the close of business March 5th, 1895. RESOURCES. Loans and Discounts, Stock and Bonds Real Estate and Fixtures, Redemption Fund U.S. Bonds, Cash on hand, - Total, LIABILITIES. Capital, Surplus, Undivided Profits, National Bank Notes, Deposits, Total, State of Kansas, county of Rene, I.E. L. Meyer, csshier, ot tne acove namca oai, uv mnlv swear that the above sttte nent is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Subscribed and sworn to before rr.e this 8th day of March, " Notary Public. My commission expirtsjunc 27,1898. propriated by tne legislature ror irriga tion purposes. The law making the appropriation provides for a commis sion of five Kansans. The governor appoints three of this commission and the law appoints the president of the state agricultural college Prof. Fair child and Prof. Haworth, the professor of geology at the Kansas state uni versity. The law also provides that the commissioners shall receive from the state their actual expenses while) engaged in the work of superintending the irrigation experiments. The money appropriated is to be expended by the commissioners in obtaining geo logical surveys of the western part of the atate, in making; maaa ef the same, and establishing ex perimental atatloas ana sin-c-r no less than twenty wells at djljrcnk points la the irrigation, district The aUate senate) at first appropriated $10, 000 for irrigation, and the lower house appropriated $50,000, The two houses were not able to agree through their conference committees until near the close of the session when the $30,000 compromise was agreed upon and passed both branches without opposi tion. It is believed that the commis sioners will sink the twenty wells, or the majority of them at least, in the twenty extreme western counties. Tire friends of the Irrigation theory are anxious that more than twenty wells shall be suuk, and if the appropriation warrants it, tho commissioners will make the number fifty. Judicial Districts Abolished. The judicial apportionment bill, in troduced and championed by Hon. II. J. Bone, of the lower house, became a law after a long discussion, passing the sennte by a close vota in the closing hours of the session. The bill does not materially alter the judicial district in the eastern part of the state, as they have existed under the old law. In tho western part of tho state, however, the boundary line of nearly every dis trict was changed, and six judicial dis tricts were abolished entirely. This reduction is in line of Gov. Mor rill's recommendation in his mossage. Theso districts were created at a tirao when Kansas was in tho midst of her never-to-be-forgotten "boom," but since that time the population in the western part of the state has greatly decreased, so that it was not necessary to maintain so many courts us in former times. The abolishing of those six districts will save the state, it ia estimated, at least 81."), 000 annually. An Interesting Bill Killed. Thoro was one bill which created much discussion at the state capital while it was pei ding before the legis lature. This was senate bill 540 intro duced by Senator Storne, and provided that each county in Kansas should oare for its inebriates. The bill designed a fund for sending habitual drunkards to some Keeley institute, at the ex pense of the county. The bill waa warmly supported and it was believed at one time that it would become a law, but it did not reach a vote in the senate until an hour before the close of business in that body and waa defeated by a close vote. There was as strong lobby of temperance people at work for the bill. Caaoot Tote Yet A bill passed the senate granting the right to ten women of the state to cast their vote at the annual elections for county or state officers. This was done to place the law upon iloutlnned on 6th page. Condition of the $197,70654 32,945.36 19,500X0 2,226.75 53.347.5li 136.393.84 S442,1 19.99 $100,000.00 13,500.00 2,902.22 44,900.00 280.817.77 04-2,1 19.99 ss: E. L. MEYtK, tasnier.