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Hutchinson gazette. [volume] (Hutchinson, Kan.) 1895-1902, October 24, 1895, Image 2

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La A. Htrrroir, .
Boa' J A Tress.
Peanuts flourish in Dickinson coun
. A cousin of Tom Reed, lives in To
Jerry Black will light all his cars
with gas.
The Santa Fe pays SSoO.OOO a year
taxes in Kansas.
A single firm in Independence does
an egg business of 523,000 a year.
A. L. Sponsler is a versatile man.
lie recently quit newspaper work and
now is in the gram business.
Broom corn buyers are in Western
Kansas. It has been a good year and
the farmers ore getting good prices.
Speaker Lobdell is said to be punch
ing cattle in western Kansas, and inci
dentally studyidg the "lay of the
The state well in Grant county con
tains ninety feet of water, but sinking
will not cease until coarse grayel is
Holton is building a telephone line
to the capital. Being but thirty-two
miles away, she ought to have had it
long ago.
The only way to convict bank wreck
ers in Kansas is to first manage in
some way to deprive them of the mon
ey they steal.
The Burlingame Enterprise is the
title of a new venture. It begins with
a good local page, but it threatens to
be funny and says it has to fill a long
felt want.
Janitor Fuel's caso has moved the
executive council to issue a general
order forbidding the use of the unoc
cupied rooms of the state house as
sleeping quarters.
Burr Oak township, which has not
had a postoflice since before the war,
ts to be supplied with one. It will be
called Lee and a man from Missouri
Will be postmaster.
One of the victims of' diphtheria in
Topeka last week was tho bright little
B-year-old daughter of John F. Mitch
ell, chief clerk of the Santa Fo passen
ger auditing department
A Johnson county man wont to the
national encampment and then visited
through Kentucky, Indiana and Illi
nois. IIo has returned and is better
satisfied with Karris, now, than ev cr
Last Saturday Governor Morrill re
stored the rights of citizenship to four
teen convicts in tho penitentiary,
whose time will expire within tho
next month. Seven of the men are
from Cowley county.
Thousands of cattle ore weekly
driven from "No Nan's Land" and
shipped to Kansas City from Liberal.
Over 7,000 head bavo been shipped
since tho season opened, and the rush
has only begun.
Topeka city water contains an in
gredient that cats holes in tin. What
Topeka needs is an influence that will
compel the water company to bore into
the bowels of the earth a couple of
thousand feet nfter pure water.
It is said that 300 per cent more
Kaffir corn was raised in Sedgwick
county this year than at any time in
the past. The yield is from 50 to 125
bushels per acre, and tho grain is said
to make excellent feed for stock.
Mrs. Martha Kinnaman lives in
Chautauqua county and has thirty
acres of corn that is husking out seventy-five
bushels per acre, enough if
corn was a good price, to equal the
value of the land upon which it grew.
Harry M. Baker' of Cowley county,
took Len Ginger, an infirm old man,
from tho poor farm Saturday. Mr.
Baker said that Mr. Ginger had been
one of the most prosperous farmers in
Ohio, and had helped Baker when he
YfiS tramping for work.
Lyons has a musical composer, Mrs.
A. L. McMillan, of considerable merit
Her latt production is entitled; "If it
were not for Mollio and the babies"
which is spoken of quito favorably by
music critics. She was for a long
time editor of the Sterling Bulletin.
"Camping in the Wilderness" is a
fad in Burligatne society. The room
is arranged to resemble a wilderness
and the feed consists of a quart of
oysters and a niclAl's worth of crack
ers for sixty persons. It is said to be
funny by tho idiot who invented it,
but nobody else thinks so.
Dr. Eva Harding of Topeka, is the
proud owner of a little Chinese straw
berry bird, so called because of tho re
semblance of its plumage to a straw
berry. The bird is very small and
sings a little piping tune. Its bill and
breast feathers are blood red, and the
entire.plumage is flecked with tiny
white spots, like the seeds of a straw
berry. Dr. Harding says it is tho only
bird of its kind in Topeka.
A. A. Eobinson's private car is paint
ed black with white stripes and on the
top margin are the words "Central
: When Sir Thomas McNral cribs a
good thing he discreetly buries it on
an inside page.
The young woman who does society
for the Topeka Capital is scarcely out
of her teens, but she is wise. "The
older a woman gets," she observes,
"the fewer heroes she sees."
Jerry Black's order barriug passes
oa train 3 and 4 is ground for a spe
cial sessipn ef the legislature.
Topeka is reported to be suffering
from a soft coui famine.
Judge Culver has been elected grand
worthy chief templar of the Good Tem
plars. '
If Atchison is going to have a wheel
factory who is going to do tho trepan'
A little bunch of 43,000 head of sheep
will soon be sent to market from Lib
Tho thresher has about quit business
for the season and the broom corn
seeder aud baler has begun.
Tho Rock Island is taking out all
wood culverts and substituting stone,
Getting ready for fast trains, possibly,
It is barely possible that Postmaster
Pepperull of Concordia would like to
purchase a little influence himself
Topeka papers travel to Kansas City
by fast freight, arriving at desitnation
twenty-four to thirty-six hours after
Prof. Raymonds's lectures on aesthet
ics at tho Kansas university, are not
expected to have any effect on football
The circulation of some papers in
Kansas is bonyed up hope of their sub
scribers that someday they may be
worth reading.
A calf with two heads has been born
in Sedgwick county. Even the cattle
seem to realize the necessity of dispos
ing of the corn crop.
A Lawrence youth, who spent all
his money this summer for duck trous
ers, prays every night that this Indian
summer will hold out.
A garden City societv girl is getting
so far along in years that she says the
only thing she can do is to "trust in
God and keep her powder dry."
Football is too brutal according to
the trustees of Baker university, but
two companies of cadets there are be
ing instructed in the art of war.
The "boom" scheme is not meeting
with favor. Mortgages and other
debts of the 'boom" of 1887 are too
fresh in the recollection of men now
The Hamilton county court house,
which was somewhat wrecked by storm
and flood hist spring, will bo repaired
and made safe by tearing oil the top
In Burlington a man who goes to
see a .girl two nights in succession and
follows it up by taking her to tho
theater is regarded as her promised
The Midland College football team
is said to have an uncrrins goal kicker
who hasn't had a chanco to show his
skill this year because no one has
mado a touch down.
An Atchison man who climbed up a
trolley polo was knocked off . by tho
current and lit on his feet It is only
after people go into Atchison joints
that they can't keep their feet.
The Santa Fe road is to bo sold in
Topeka December 5th. Somo of tho
Kansas newspaper men whoso passes
arc not good on No. 4 are thinking of
going up and buying the old trap in.
A' Harvey county girl who has a
Santa Fo pass, says: "What's the use
of wanting to ride on Nos. 3 and 4,
anyhow. Only the common people
who pay cash fare will be on them."
When' the seniors in Kansas Wesley
an university out on the Saline prair
ies adopt tho cap and gown, if they do,
they will have to place an order for
anchors to keep tho wind from sailing
them away.
The Goff brothers, who operate a
steam thresher in Atchison and Leav
enworth counties every season, pro
pose to resort to electricity for this
power. Tho electric power can be
transmitted evenly, and the threshing
is a good deal more speedily effected.
Judge Bouton of Coffeyvillo was in
hard luck Saturday. A couple came
in from tho country to be married and
brought a preacher along with them.
Just as the ceremony was completed
two couples came in from tho territory
and finding a preacher on the spot
concluded to havo him perform the
ceremony for them also.
Atchison has six miles of street rail
way and six cars. Cars pass a given
point every ten minutes. Stops are
made to let passengers on, but except
in cases of very old persons patrons
are thrown off ofter the fashion of
mail at railroad flag stations. Still it
is the best system of street railway in
Kansas, and if Cliff Baker wants to
improve his Topeka service ho can get
pointers by visiting Atchison.
Sol Miller says in an interview re
cently got into the papers in which
Ed Greer was quoted as saying that he
was watching for the Topeka Capital
to be sold for debt, when he intended
trying to get possession of it. This
started Major Hudson on the warpath
and he proceeds to rub Greer down
with barbed wire, and to comb his
head with a hackle. But Sol feels
confident that no personal reflection
upon Greer was meant
A single railroad ticket was sold in
Atchison for 157. Of course it was a
pretty young woman who sold it and a
man who bought it
Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado
trade is looking up and tho Santa Fe
has added more trains.
A farmer living near Leavenworth
has raised 200 ton9 of pumpkins this
year but restaurant pies will continue
to be mado of yellow sawdust and
Close readers of the Troy Chief will
observe that the old man is not so
cross as usual this week.
An inch of snow at Uoouland.
Bill niggins has sold his Topeka
Topeka is greatly excited over Char
ley McCabe's new baby.
Leavenworth is to havo an Apple
carnival October 29th.
Twenty counties in Kansas have had
old soldiers' reunions this fall.
Chanute is getting a new fire de
partment in shape to protect her prop
erty. The impression is growing that In
dian summer has struck Kansas on
Mr. Wincgardcn lives at Conncil
Grove. A word to' Judge Culver is
St Benedict's college at Atchison
has taken a boom since the faculty for
bade foot ball
The Canton Republican and the
Moundridge Journal have become the
Canton Champion.
Twenty-five little fellows were ar
rested in Lawrence for engaging in a
charivari party.
The Santa Fe averages twelve stock
trains daily through Sumner county
from the Texas Panhandle.
Colonel W. S. Tilton, whose platform
is common sense, says the the "Mil
lion club" has a gall bladder.
W. n. McBride, formerly state in
surance, adjuster, will go to Seattle,
Washington to practice law.
Mrs. Maria Harris of Atchison is 99
years old and Spry enough to go out
to see her grandchildren married.
Dr. Henry Williams of Keokuk, la.,
has been appointed surgeon at the
Kansas asylum for deaf and dumb.
The enthusiastic Garden City Imprint
describes the display of irrigation ma
chinery at the recent county fair as
Haskell county has had a 87,000 jail
for ten years, which has had but a
single occupant over night, and ho
The towns of Madison, Gridley and
LeRoy will ship a carload of chickens
to California. The car will contain
5,000 fowls.
Charley Warfleld, once a gay sprite
at Atchison, has turned up at Pueblo
after his acquaintances had almost
forgotten him.
At the next meeting of the Editorial
association there ought to be an agree
ment entered into to run the homo
matter on the outside.
A Leavenworth man has sued for a
divorce and asks the court to divide
tho property equally, as his wife
helped to make it Yes, a Leaven
worth man.
Congressman Long is trying to se
cure tho old Ft. Dodge reservation for
a soldiers' home and has succeeded
having the sale postponed. This is a
grand mcve.
A week ago Sunday, while drunk,
Charles Oliver pounded Andrew Ander
son, a boy 24 years old. The boy died
Monday from the injuries received at
that time. Oliver has boen arrested.
Pittsburg has a coal company com
posed entirely of minerf. They havo
a shaft ready to begin hoisting coal.
It is a mutual affair and the expenses
and profits are shared equally and each
member docs his share of the work.
Frank L. Rozelle, evangelist, "is
working the Northwest part of the
state, and carries about a very poor
"half tone" for the newspapers to use.
Phil Troutfetter, who used it, ought
to apologize to the Editorial Associa
tion. non. U. A. Woodbury, Governor of
Vermont, Congressman If. H. Powers
of the same state and E. B. Merriam
of Topeka have formed a partnership
to buy np 450,000 bushels of Kansas
corn as an investment against a higher
market. They have put 875,000 into
the pool and already have secured
100,000 bushels of corn in Reno county.
Elevators have been secured at Pauline
from the Santa Fe railroad.
A Mrs. Murphy, who now lives in
Atchison, worked for Mrs. Abraham
Lincoln early in life, when the Lin
colns were rather obscure people, liv
ing in Springfield. Mrs. Lincoln, as
is generally known, had an uncontrol
able temper, and one morning she
slapped Mrs. Murphy, who slapped
back and gave Mrs. Lincoln a good
drubbing. Old Abe was up stairs and,
hearing the noise, came down and sep
arated the two women.
Prosperity abides at the good old
town of Eudora. Everybody has a
bank account and a cellar full of win
ter stores. People "own their own
houses" and the hearse house has not
been opened for months. Merchants
pay cash for goods and receive the ad
vantage of the discount. It is a heav
en for boys and girls who fish in the
Wakarusa, boat on it in summer or
skate on it in winter. Up in the woods
a distance the boys find good swim
ming holes in ssason. Just now duck
hunting is good. There are no "sets"
in Eudora.
All tho apples havo not been gath
ered yet or the potatoes dug, but the
returns so far in and estimates based
on the returns of tho unreported pre
cincts last year justify an estimate in
tho state of 10 million bushels of ap
ples and 230 millions of potatoes.
E. R. Weslfall, who attempted to de
fraud the pension office two or three
years ago, has been sentenced to serve
a year and a day in the penitentiary.
He made a mistake to put off the in
evitable so long. He might have been
out now if he had taken his medicine
like a man.
f7 Z MTOCF dirty dugs demonetizing
slWLit ,(5 .
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III T TUMI Hill! rnmfal
Would Ht a Tendency to Take Pol
itic Oat of the Fabllo Civil Service
Bather Than to Increase FartUan
Fower of the Officeholder.
The movement for public control and
ownership of natural monopolies seems
to be gathering force everywhere.
Whether representatives of radical or
conservative thought be In power they
seem to be forced, almost as of neces
sity, into a further and further exten
sion of the power of government over
matters heretofore left largely to the
;management of individuals. This tend
ency receives a fresh illustration in
proposals Just made by tho new Con
servative government in England,
through its colonial secretary, Mr.
Joseph Chamberlain.
! With the advent of the Conservative
party to power in England one might
; naturally look for a sharp reaction
from the alleged socialistic tendencies
,of the long Liberal reign. We might
;ezpect Immediate cessation of efforts
'.to apply the principles of the factory
acts, a quiet slumbering of the eight-
hour movement, and, above all, no fur
ther demands for the application of
!the principles of public ownership to
the transportation, lighting, and kin
dred monopolies. But lo! here comes
Chamberlain, colonial secretary of an
'alleged reactionary government, in a
speech which Is" described as the "one
speech of the week, that will be remem
bered," asking the imperial govern
ment of England to go Into the busi
ness of railroad building in tropical
Africa, for the development of English
colonial interests located there. "If
railways are needed in tropical Africa
they should! be built under colonial or
imperial administration rather than be
handed over to private speculators,"
the secretary is reported as saying. He
further declared that many of the Brit
ish colonies are in the condition of un
developed estates, which could be de
veloped only "by a Judicious invest
ment of Imperial money."
This demand of the Conservative En
glish secretary contains the very meat
and kernel of the demand for public
ownership of natural monopolies in
this country. An extension of the pow
er of the whole people through gov
ernment, when necessary to bring
about results demanded by the public
good. Under such a demand may be in
cluded the movement In the United
States for government railroads, a post
al telegraph, and municipal ownership
of gas, water and electric-light works
and street railroads.
On another page Mr. Edward Rose
water, of the Omaha Bee, who has
made a ciretul study of the results of
public ownership of natural monopolies
in England and other European coun
tries, answers what seems to us to be
one of the main popular objections to
the rapidly growing movement for pub
lic ownership of national monopolies
the possible danger of Increasing
power of the office-holding class. Mr.
Rosewater is arguing for a postal tele
graph, and says:
"One great objection against the pos
tal telegraph in this country is that it
would bring Into operation more politi
cal offices. I regard this as one of the
most Important and beneficial features
of the whole affair. It would be an en
tering wedge for the greatest possible
success of the civil service. It would
bring into the postal service from 23,
000 to 80,000 skilled operatives whose
services could not be dispensed with.
These would naturally be divided into
various politics, as every other class
of citizens, whose trustworthiness and
value would be increased by the knowl
edge that they could not be displaced
by any political partisan. This has
been the experience in Great Britain
and it would be the same here. Once
get the postal service under govern
ment control and the civil service act,
and you would soon be able to place all
departments of the government under
the same system, and a large share of
the public nuisance Incident to office
holding would be done away with, leav
ing the officers free to inquire into and
learn their duties to their office and to
the public."
We are inclined to agree with Mr.
Rosewater that this increase of so
called office-holders resulting from In
creased publlo ownership of natural
monopolies would, as be Intimates,
tend to take politics out of the publlo
civil service, rather than to increase
the partisan power of the office-holding
class. As the railroads, telegraph,
lighting, and other monopolies came
under publlo control the people would
naturally soe more and more clearly
the necessity ot having skilled men la
charje Instead of mere partlJMCtel 1
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would demand that a man's "politics"
be the last thing to be considered in
deciding his fitness for the position of
engineer on the public railroad or
manager of the public lighting plant
Thus, wight we not conclude that the
ownership would result in educating
the public to demand that all depart
ments of government should be brought
under more strict clvil-servlce-reform
rules? The Voice.
What Hal Become of Oar National
"There can be no doubt about it that
if the United States were to adopt a
silver basis tomorrow British trade
would be ruined before the year Is out.
Every American industry would be pro
tected, not only at home but in every
other market. Of course the states
would suffer to a certain extent -.hrough
having to pay their obligations abroad
in gold, but the loss in exchange under
this head would be a mere drop In the
bucket compared with the profits to bo
reaped from the markets of South
America and Asia, to say nothing of
Europe. The marvel is that the United
States has not long ago seized the op
portunity; but for the necessity in the
way of commercial success and pros
perity, undoubtedly it would have been
done long ago."
The above is from the London Finan
cial News, one of the highest financial
authorities In the. world.
Does It not seem strange remark
ably strange that In the light of these
frequent admissions on the part of Brit
ish journals and statesmen as to the
advantages that accrue to Great Britain
by reason of our financial policy, saying
nothing of the object lessons constant
ly presented to us here at home, that
we will go on year after year on lines
of policy that are so injurious to our
own interests and of such great ad
vantage to oilr English neighbors?
Why will not the American' people
arise? Have we become a nation of
chumps? Has statesmanship in this
country gone to seed? Are patriotism
and national pride dying out? Have
we none of the spirit that animated our
forefathers? What has become of our
national backbone?
English statesmanship and the vor
acious greed of her financiers has, after
a third of a century of Intrigue and
cunning designs, succeeded, through
the most damnable conspiracy ever
sprung upon a free people, In reducing
the American republic to what is prac
tically a British dependency by arti
fice and cunning scheming have our
peoplo been reduced to a condition in
finitely worse than that against which
our forefathers rebelled accomplished
through intrigues with our modern
Benedict Arnolds what she failed to ac
complish by force of arms on two sev
eral occasions, bringing us prostrate at
the feet of British greed and avarice.
How much longer will our patience
endure? When will the American peo
ple arouse and shake off this accursed
yoke of oppression? Oh, for men
strong men, men of hearts, of courage
who dare to think and to act, and who
are not given over wholly to the god
of mammon.
May the God of nations arouse our
people to a sense of tho wrongs inflict
ed upon them, of a senso of the degra
dation to which we are descending by
reason of the poverty and distress
of the masses, and prompt them
to exercise an Intelligent use of tho
power of the ballot placed In their
hands, that greater dangers may be
Considers tho Mllltlat Constant Mennee
to Foacc.
A few days ago Colonel Edgar How
ard, ot the Nebraska state ml'.ltla,
handed Governor Holcomb hla resig
nation, and said: "I am opposed to the
state militia, root and branch. I re
gard It as a constant menace rather
than an aid to the public peace. The
state soldiery throughout the Union
has been organized always at the be
hest, and often at the dictation, of cor
porate capital, which asks that the
state plunge its bayonets Into the
breast of organized labor in order to
enforce compliance with organized
capital's demands." Here is an ac
knowledgment from a military man
that la truly significant, and substan
tiates tha charges of labor papers and
agitators. There is 10 question but
that it is dawning upon conscientious
militiamen that they are being made
tools of to overawe and browbeat nat
urally peaceful citizens in the Interest
of s sel flsti class. Governor Holcomb,
la accepting Colonel Howard's resig
nation, declared that he respected such
enUmtnts. Populists, as a rule, havo
Uttla use for the wasteful militia.
QTlfl Citizen.
N, ' "A V
Are inseparably connected. The for
mer depend simply, solely, solidly
upon tho latter. If it la pure they are
proporly fed and there la nq " nervous
ness." If it Is impure they are fed on
refuse and tha horrors of nervous
prostration result, feed the nerves
on pure blood. Make pure blood and
keep It pure by taking
tub une iruo iiiuoa f urifier.
r-nicuLH liUUUH BALSA?!
la excellent for all throat lnilamnuuqs and for
asthma. Consump
tive will invariably '
aenve ooneat irora
its ase, as it quickly
abates the congh,
renders expectora
tion easy, assisting
nature in restoring
wasted tlssaes.
There is a large per
centage of those who
suppose their cases
to be consumption
who are only suffer
ing rrom a cnronio
or. deep seated cough, often aggravated by
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1 Successfully Prosecutes Claimau
H Lato Principal Biliollner U.S. Pension Bunao.
3 yra 1 u hut war, IS uuj udkatiuc alauna, atty since.
Berlin's oldest inhabitant is a shoe
maker named Prenzel, who is now 101.
Till four years ago he worked at his
trade. Ho smokes and drinks coffee.
ly A.KTED Any lady wishing to make some
1 moni-y quickly and ncmiing steady employ,
mnnt should work furmoseillue medicated wafers.
' Address A. il. Dim, 11. U., Hi Columbus ave,
Boston. "
Twas at sea.
Bound for Boston the other evening
by steamer my attention was called
by myself to a young couple who oc
cupied the after part of the boat the
narrow deserted place abaft the saloon
hut out from other passengers by
little glass doors. Both of them wer
alone, except that they were with each
other, nor did they have knowledge that
I was near at hand, concealed in ((
shadow of my own casting.
"You are cold," I heard him whisper;
"Cold and weary. Sit up doner to me.
Lean on me. And then it seemed as
though he saw for the first time an op
portunity to steal home, and with a
little convulsive gurgle ha added: "Lean
on me always lean on me througa
I waited with bated breath I had
baited it myself for the answer. Ths
steamer had Just entered the swell ot
the harbor bar and the motion was de
pressing. I heard her swallow a fsw
times and then say faintly:
"If you will oh, if you will pardon
me, let me first, for a brief season, lean
npon this rail!" New York Recorder.
A Member of the Foroe.
"A good many amusing incident
cams out in our first examination ot
the police," says Col. John W. Ela, th
apostle of local civil service reform, "i
recall one incident which struck ms
as being particularly funny. We vera
putting oca ot the patrolmen throught
and the big fellow fumed and fretted i
and perspired as If he were actually,
In the sweat box. At last I asked him
this Question: 'What Is a felony V
"The poor fellow looked stunned for I
momest or two, but finally there !
came an expression of returning reasons'
Into his eyes, and in a triumphant ton ';
answered: t'lng on Us t'nmbr
rChlcai o Rscordr ' ,

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