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Cotton o;ti "All governments derive their Just powers from the consent of the governed." ItAZET "All men are created TP fir"" free and Equal. fllfl OFFICIAL ORGAN OF TUB PKOPLE'B PARTY OF RENO COUNTY. HUTCHINSON, RENO COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, FEffltUAHY 14, 1901. VOL. 11. NO. 23, mmm mam - i b t s u nii-w "n ' tax On the editorial page will be found the announcement of Mr. John S. Pulton as a candidate for police judge of the city of Hutchinson. Mr. Pulton is a well known citicn who is independent and unprejudiced in his opinions, a gentle men of good intelligence, and business experience. If he were to be elected we predict that he would make a good of ficer. Ok course everyone has expected that the republicans would not only gerry mandcr the State into new congressional districts, but would also do the same as to the legislative and senatorial districts. A rcapporliou.imini I. ill has been re ported fiom the house concerning the legislative districts. The changes ree commended for tills county would put all the city of Hutchinson and the town ships of Albion, Cnstlcton, Clay, Haven, Lincoln, Reno, Sumner, Ninncscah and Valley In the Eightieth district nnd ull the rest of the county the Eighty first. Till', great morality party and the railroads have been accused at var ious times of using about every influ ence on eaith to accomplish thci'r pur poses, but the charge of using prayer paid for at the expense of the Slate comes from Lincoln, Neb. where a sena torial contest is on with a railroad can- ( didate In the lead. The chaplain of the house prayed the other morning as fol lows: "Almighty God, we thank thee that the members of the legislature have the privilege of returning to their homes and spending u period of recreation with their families at no expense to them selves, and we earnestly hope, Almighty Father, that they will not forget to ren der unto Caesar the things which right fully belong to Caesar." Practically all the railroads in this country according to the Chicago Re cord arc embraced in five great groups each respectively dominated by some one man or family of capitalists. There are yet only a few outside these live great groups and they arc in process of either forming another group or of be ing swallowed by some of these. Won ders in the process of consolidation have been done in the last few months and it is suggested and it is evident that these great group swill seen begin to com bine with each other. The Rockckllars of the Standard Oil Co, are the central family in one of the groups. Word was given out last week that Carnegie, the teel king hnd sold out to these peo ple for $86,000,000. It is also said that the Rockefcllars have secured large blocks of stock in the salt trust operat ing here. How true this is we do not know. Put all these things show how rapidly all the great properties are pas sing into the hands of a few families who have more power than the landed barons of the dark ages. The moderate capitalist seems to be as much in the way of extermination as the small pro prietor, But let it go on, we might as well. It will whether or no. We can have it to remember that industrial power as well as political power is more in danger when it is nbsolulc than when it is limited. We are either at the threshold of better and brighter limes than the world has ever seen before when these utilities have been taken into the possession and keeping of the people whose labor created them, to be owned by the people and operated for the people, or, we arc entering upon a period of the darkest and most damning oppression since the gray dawn of the first day when everything is owned by a few, worked by the many for the bene fit of a few. Senator. Smith of Edwards count; has introduced and secured the com mittee approval of a bill repealing the law which was enacted by the popu lists providing that In contempt cases the accused may have a jury trial. As it was before an; angry judge could One at his pleasure and from his deci sion there was no appeal, A law simi lar to the one now on the statute books was enacted about the Bme time, largely through the efforts of Senator Harris if we remember correctly. Un der the old arrangement some of the district judges became petty tyrants that terrorized litigants and the law yers at the bar, using their power to build up one set of men and destroy another. One of the most flagrant cases of this sort was that Judge Van divert In whose favor Senator Smith basked and throve, ft is perhaps tioth ing wonderful that he should wish for "the good oli times." Very Low Itrtlcx ! i'nlirornlu. The Hnnta Ve will sell uno way "omillntiiis pawniie" tickets to common point In Csliror iil it rate of ii TUki'tH on c!c Tuesday only February I-'tn to April 3(ltli, for particulars, call on or oddreet 0. A, Walker, Agt, Sunta l'o Route, Tho Speolal Elootlon. The election of a successor to Repre sentative Wise passed off so (uietly last Wednesday that neurly evetybody for got to vote. The republican majority last fall in this district was about a thous and, and of course there was no hope of electing anyone in opposition to the re publican nominee. Put some of the people interested on the other side felt that we should not lie down in front of of the enemy, and should be represented on the ticket. And thus Mr. Hopkins was nominated. Hut the feeling among the rank and fde of the voters was that as there was no hope of elec tion' and nothing to be accomplished if we could win, it was not worth while to leave work, or take the trouble to go several miles as they would often have to do, to vote. The absurdity ot calling this election is shown by the fact that in some precincts the votes cast cost more than u Ucitlar a piece in election ex penses. The new re preventative will scarcely have time to find out what kind of body he is a member of before the final adjoutment, The commissioners met Friday and canvassed the yote. The official count showed it to be as fol lows: Hutchinson 1st ward K i nkcl i2o Hopkins 3;; second ward Kinkle ;3 Hopkins 16; third watd, Kinkle, 55, Hop kins 21; foith ward Kinkle 1 1. Hopkins 13; fifth ward Kinkel 78, Hopkins iq sixth ward Kinkel 85, Hopkins 12, Nickcrson tirbt ward Kinkel 20, Hop kins 3; second Kinkel 24, Hopkins j; third ward Kinkel 8, Hopkins 0. Clay Kinkel 19, Hopkins 10. Grant Kinkel 9, Hopkins 16; Little River, Kinkel 33, Hopkins 14; Medora, Kinkel 23, Hopkins 8; North Reno, Kinkel 6, Hopkins 10; South Reno, Kinkel 28, Hopkins 25; Salt Creek, Kinkel 12, Hop kins 15. Total Kinkel 741; Hopkins 23r. Time To Protest. The latter part of last week it was an nounced through the News and the Pec that there would be rare sport at thepark on the following Tuesday when there would be a wolf and rabbit bait within the confines of the big tight board en closure. One of the notices pictured the sport in the following language. "A very live and very active wolf has been secuyed and will be turned loose in the park with a number of large jack rabbits. A cash prize will be offered the owner of the doff catching the wolf, and a smaller prize will be offered the dog catching each rabbitt. The park fence will be tight, so that the game will not escape, The chase promises to be full of excitement and a large crowd is expected from the country. An ad mission fee of twenty-five cents will 'be charged at the gate." Now it may be sport to some to shut up a wolf or a rahit in a tight incis ure where it has no chance for life, where its swiftness or it prowess in the fight count for naught, where the odds against it are everything to nothing, but to one who loves fair play it is as shame lessly cruel as the Spanish bull fight, Aye, even more. For in them the mata dores do run some risk. The tormen - tors of the brutes suffer some chance of punishment. We do not deny that rabbits and wolves are a pest and a chase in a fair field on their own range is justifiable. Hut such exhibitions as this for the filthy lucre it bring is in violation of the laws for the prevention of cruelty to animals and should not be permitted. When the chase came off about fifty or sixty dogs were turned loose after the wolf. He managed to clear the fence. The dogs finally caught him and he was brought back. Next lime they finished him. At least this is the way it is re" ported. It seems not to have been very heavily patronized, be it sam to the ere dit of the community. Born Unlucky Hutchinson has at least one man who has had more than his share of hard luck. It is ex-policeman Joe Hobson. It would be useless to attempt to tell the story of his misfortunes from the begin ning, so it is sufficient to say that about a year ago his home with about all its contents was burned. Friday of last week he was at work at the Morton salt plant "mining salt." That is he was digging it out and carting it away from the drying room which in fact is work very much like mining, the piles of salt are so large and are packed so hard. All at once and without warning there came a "slide" of salt nnd pinioned him clown and nearly crushed him. His left arm was broken and two or three ribs were fractured. Notwithstanding his injuries he walked to a buggy which took him home. Hut his injuries though probably not endangering his life are very painful and will cause him to loose much time and put him to considerable expense. Other workmen have at var ious times been injured in the same way. The County Wlnt. Sometime ago this paper told of a case brought by L. A. Pigger against the county treasurer in the supreme court to compel him to issue assignment of tax sale certilicates to him for certain lands which were bought by the county at tax sales. Under the provisions of the law the county cannot gain title to such lands, but the county commissioners considered that It would be better for the county to accept the offer of Messrs Casncr and Hunker for all the land the county held to be taken in a block than to sell some of the choicest tracts to Digger and to have the poorest stuff left on hunds, nil parlies paying the full taxes, interest and costs. Mr. Pigger then went to the supreme court as above described with an action for mandamus to compel the county treasurer to issue assignments for the lands upon which he had picked and for which he had made a tender, In his case he also at tempted to prove the law by which the commissioners are empowered to have the county, treasurer buy in all the lands sold for taxes, declared unconstitutional, Put last week the court handed down its decision and it was "feminst" Mr, Pigger, if such an elegant legal term may be cmloycd, For a Sunday Rally. There is now an agitation started amoni! the law and order people to hold a big meeting in this city next Sundny to take action similar to that taken in Topeka last Sunday in which they "read the riot act" to the officers and the joint ists and gave the latter so many hours to shut up shop and get their stuff out of town. The Implication was that should they not do so about 1,000 Mrs. Nations would be turned loose with their little hatchets, In Topeka it seems to have been very effectual, at least for the pres ent time, The meeting Is to be held at the M. E. church and will be a gener al mass meeting of all good citizens in terested. As the desision to hold the mectine ' has iust been made no an nouncement of the program can be given SCHOOL NOTES. J. F. lloch of school district No. is very sick. Miss Maude Lewis will have a school entertainment next Friday. The county superintendent has promised to be pres ent. Miss Lewis is teaching in school district No. 19. She is giving excellent satisfaction. Ask Chas. Hornbaker how it was his horse ran away last Saturday night. Aside from this Mr. Hornbaker has made a splendid record in the north eastern association, He has made a a good presiding officer and has been faithful to his duties even to the small est details. Miss F.va Pall will teach a two months term made vacant by the resignation of Hattie Cole in district 31 north of Sylvia. Walter Hornbaker finished a two months term in district 21, southeast of Haven. Mr. Hornbaker was one of eight out of twenty-two that passed the January examination. Supt. Dayhoff warns school officers against signing a paper except in a leg ally called board meeting. No end of trouble comes from this method of do ing business. The superintendents both county and State have recomended certain school supplies adopted by the State, but they do not say that districts are compelled to buy these goods simply because they are recommended, These recommendations serve only as guides to officers in buying, Prof. E. L. Payne of the K, S. N. is prepared to lecture on twenty different subjects, The N, N. C. is offering thirteen dif ferent scholarships to the pupils of Keno county this year. One to the one mak ing the high est average, one to each of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th ranks. Ev ery boy and girl should strive for one of these scholarships. This will hold good for all eighth and nintli grade pu pils now in school or have been during the year, This is a splendid offer, Clifton Cole closed his school last Thursday. He was in Hutchinson Monday on his way to Nickerson to at tend the Normal. Mr. Cole taught a very successful school in district 107, The patrons came in on the last day and spread a feast fit for a king. He had eight pupils neither absent nor tardy. Sup't Dayhoff issued the certificates of award to them Monday. What school can give a better showing? Mr. F. J. Altswager is an applicant for appointment as regent of the K. S N. We hope he will get it. He is an able man. Some teachers arc still behind with their monthly reports. These should be sent in promptly. The reports to parents should not be delayed, School officers should visit their schools and notice the condition of the school apparatus, see whether or not the floor is dirty, the maps and chatts are poked away under a bench, or not. It is your duty lo do this. Do you find the accumulated dirt of weeks under the benches and in the corners? If so you should demand that such a condition should end at once. Cleanliness should be insisted upon in the school room as everywhere else. The real skill of a successful teacher is no where manifested than in her abil ity to utilize every means within her reach. She uses the charts, the library utc in laei all apparatus, She makes evciy instrumentality contribute to the success of her school. She does not roll up the chart and put it under a seal. It may cast a little preparation on her part, but she is faithful to her tniit, Let us have more such faithful servants. The tollowing persons received sec ond grade ccrtitkatcs on the J.imury examination: Sadie DjIcs, Jno. W, (iaston, Alon.o Jones, and Nellie Adams and the following third grades were is sued: Walter Hornbaker, P, A. Miller. J. M. Stewart and M, 11. Powell. Twen ty-two look the examination and eight passed, Anolliur Sudden Death, Another death as sudden as the one chronicled last week occurred in this city on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. W, D. Wi iters ho lives on Second Ave nue west had been down town to do some shopping, feeling as well as usual. She had been troubled somewhat with the prevailing malady but had appar ently recovered. On the way home she met a neighbor and talked a few mom ents with her, She went into her front room, sank into a chair and called for help, then sank back died immediately, She was expiring when her family came to her side. The deceased leaves a husband and three children to whom her death comes as a terriflic sorrow, FOR A STATE DISPENSARY. Pill Inlrcxlurcil In tlio Kitmin Iliiwiu 1'ut toruvcl After tliu Hiiutli liinilinit I.iuv 'liiulnltloii" 1(111 1'umucI, Topekn, Kan,, Feb. i2. Kansas may adopt South Carolina's state liquor dispensary plan of nettling: the tool peraneu question. HepreHentatlve tireen, of Cowley, Iiiih Introduced a bill providing for 11 stale dispensary which shall be modeled after the Ntute dispensary In South Cnrollnn, except that Kntisns will make no profit on liquor sold and will compel stale dis pensing oflleera to purchase tho best liquor in the market. P.v eliminating profit Mr. tiri'cn expects it to be easier to drive out Joints mid saloons. Temperance sentiment In tho sen ate Ik nbout, equally divided and Sen ator Hurrell, chairman of the tem perance committee, only succeeded In freltiiur prohibition bills beforo that body scl for special order Wednesday morning by close t', The house passed the following bills: (Venting 11 slate board of medi cal rcglstriidiin and examination; prohibiting tho formal ion of trimls or pools among griiiu buyers. llcpresentittivo liiclinrdson's "Inqui sition" bill, empowering ccninly nt (orneys to subpoena, witnesses nnd compel them to tcslify In regard to violations of the prohibitory law. passed the house by n vote of (id to 111. In committee of the whole the house recommended for pessnge the antl cignrcltc bill: the bill providing for cutlet corps nl the three stale educa tional -tnslitiiltons; the good roads bill; bill for vol'mg machines nl elec tions; providing punishment for a husband who deserts wife or child. In the house W'cilep Introduced n bill providing for separate schools for whites and blacks In sccond-clnss cillcs, Tim senate passed the bill to re quire merchants to provide seals for their clerks and also lo prohibit the practice of hypnotism. The commit tee appointed to Investigate the practi cability of establishing a state suit plant ill Hutchinson reported against I lie scheme. The bill to have city elect inns in the full Insteud of spring was killed, as also was the bill for vol Ing machines at eleellons. The senate recommended for passage the bill to enable Inmnles of the national soldiers' home to vole In Ihe t nly front which they cuine and the bill to give sheriffs the right to summon jurors from bystanders. Noftzger. of Ilarncr. Introduced n bill giving the guardian .of a drunkard the right lo sell the property of the orunuani. t'liffce nimiiMl Vniinit l.ml' I'lH'i'. Lnwrcnce. Kan.. Feb. I'-'. Miss Leiibniinl. a nniv'-s'ty rlu-lcnt, was badly burned nhoiil the U nnd eyes by 1'lie cplnMon of It can of boiling coffee. Slic was I lii'M' "u '' si live while I lie scalding steam escaped. In Alrlllsoll III Alclilsnn, Kan., Feb. 1:;.--.V strong W. C. T. 1'. force has been organized here unit secret, meetings arc held. Humors of a joint raid arc nlloal, but jUOthing y.yji m confirmed WE ARE PROUD . . . ...OF OUR GROWTII. Fourteen years since we commenced In Ilutehlnson, the smallest dry rooJb store here; today, "Martin's" In known throughout the State us the greatest distributer of dry goods In Kansas. Put this is not ull, we Hie hand ling abettor quality of goods, at lower prices, quality considered, thiiu any competitors. We have ace np'Vh.: i:.'.,h n.u.l work. Iiy utm-M rvln -T-j l to pleaso and satisfy our euMoim'ui. We lilng theiu fiifits to your intention, presuming that 5011 are Interested '11 the proposition of good goods, hoiiMt service .Hntl cap'ieltv to meat your wants, We ndd that utirstodnriVieinnTtHraml it or ""q"'-1" In all ie?ptcts t hl; j ear than ever before. g H CARPET mm deft, Has kept I ace with the other de partments. To day wo give, cauiiul mention lo . . . Carpet and Drapery Specials. All Wool Ingrains 55c Yd. Fifteen patterns to select from, reg ular price u'c. Union Ingrain, made 39c Yd. This carpet we show in a handsome selection of colorings, ami guarantee it to wear why pay COj per yard. Granite Ingrains, 25c Yd. Carpet full yard wide, made for ser vice; especially good for churches, halls and lodge rooms. This P. MARTIN DRY GOODS CO. ONZT ONE PRICE CASH HOUSE IN Hutchinson, - Kaiir fiT Freight naitl on ull $5.00 mail orders within 100 Miles. Window iSSkf m u 1 a .lust Received, l'BXlMni ,,,lA Window Shades, A In Colors to match the new Styles of Wall Paher inst received. m ... sprint; lioiiao Cleaning is not tar distant; inat means the papering of a room or two. I have the paper ami the woikuien. Make your selections while down town shopplm;. W. G. HAINES. Jt Opposite I'ostolllee. PUBLIC I will sell lit public sale, at my township 21, range 5, ten miles miles northeast of Ycder, on Tuesday, February 19, 1901,t 30 Cattle, Consisting of 12 milk cows; .'i two-year-old heifurs; ilyenr- ling stems; 4 yearling heifers; 8 calves. 9 3 Horses, 8Q Poland China Hogs, All Thoroughbred; :i2 bred sown; K) serviceable boars; 10 fall pigs. a Farm Implements, and Household Goods. Sale to Commence at 10 a. m. Sharp. J - - - - - - - SAM. Travelers' Samples fftJH ON JO-HALF the regular nilec-somo are slightly soiled from being shown. Regular $2.09 Curtains 65c Pr. This lot la Jliyds long, fit inches wide only it dozen pairs. $2.25 White Nottingham Lace. Floral designs, 3J,' yards long, ill Inches wide, one curuln of each pair soiled, many curtains in this lot worth, fi.tit) pair. lW.i-i.li.ii ill .,, ,, Latest Novelty in Curtains, Dublnet Ciirlitlns with colored bor ders, lloial and 6croll designs $4 98 Pair Ha fe Ji n V Shades! u complete llnu of . . S 1 Paints and Wall Paper SALE!! place on the south side of Section llj southeast of Iltildiinson, iiml three W. HILL.