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'All governments derive
their Just powers from
the consent of the
"All men are created
free and Equal."
THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF TIIK PEOPLE'S PARTY OF RENO COUNTY.
HUTCHINSON, RENO COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MAltCII U, 1901.
It seems to be a little difficult to find
out exactly what was tlie outcome of the
claim that Judge Theodociu Iiotkln was
pushing in the legislature (or three
thousand dollars to reimburse him for
expenses incurred in his Impeachment
trial of ten years ago. The senate
treated it us it did every other grab and
passed the bill. It went to the house
and it was voted down once squarely.
Afterward it seems to have been taken
up and while we have no record acces
sable on the point, the belief seems to
be that it passed and he got the
money, Comment seems to be
needless on the matter. If he was
entitled to this appropriation, then every
man in Reno county who has been tried
(or stealing within (en years and ac
quitted is entitled to a good fat allowance
to reimburse him for his expense, and
trouble, In the case of citizen Iiotkin,
it is but fair to say that the State should
have filed a counter claim against him
for $5000 for improvement to his char
acter. The impeachment trial made n
man out of him, Since then for the
most part he has been a very good cit
izen. We cannot say what his trip to
Utah did for him. As it is said he is
about to remove there the indications
seem to be that it may have undone
something of what the impeachment
T11 ic people should take notice that
it was .the senate that killed the text
book bill passed by the house which
provided for State uniformity and fixed
the maximum rates at the same as the
old law. The senate seems to be com
pletely in the toils of the book trust, do
ing its bidding to the utmost detail.
The senate is the body that holds over
and will have another whack at text
book legislation. The present law will
expire before the assembling of the next
legislature. She senate is bound to be
a factor in the making of the next text
book law for this State. If it makes
none the people will be in the same
plight and at the mercy of the trust the
same as before the legislation of four
years ago. Evidently the trust in its
work this year had an eye to the future
and put in their licks where they would
not only count for this session but the
next as well, when the issue will be
more vital than it was this year, because
there will be po old law to hold over.
If the people wish to do any missionary
work they should begin now on their
THE EMPIRE MAKER.
The republician politician who tbinke
be Is mak log a capital bit with a bit of
unanswerable ridicule by referring to
the "corouiUlou" anil tbe "Urst year of
the empire," should manage in some
way to muzzle bis friends across the
water. People who live under an em
pire know what It is; know whut con
stitutes Imperialism. They know it Is
tbe policies of government, notcrowns
and scepters, and titles. The Pall
Mall Gazette ot London speaking of
tbe Inaugural address says "tbe speech
with its strong note of empire contains
a leeson for IMtlsh pre-1 Boers." In
other words the ' Holt sympathizers
among the English should rend the
"note of empire" in the president's
measiige and letrn something. Further
on in Us article the Gazette Buys "a
true empire maker spoke on the sub
ject of Cuba."
The following marriage licenses have
been issued by the probate judge since
our last issue:
Win. Skiff Hutchinson to Carrie Com
mcr South Hutchinson.
Jacob W. Shiffer to Mable Rogers
bath of Hutchinson,
Wm, Stilhvell to Klla Wallace both
Hardy Charter to Mary E, Robinson
both of Haven.
Joseph Gagncbin to Mae Wilmott.
both of Abbyvillc.
C. R. Rawlings Hutchinson to Amanda
Rhodes of Junction, Mo.
Jasper E.Hall to Miss C. E. Leard
both of Haven.
C. Greenfield to Lora Stocey both of
lienj. Guth, I'ekin to Mary M. Roth of
William Snyder to Ruth Harsha both
The Kansas City Journal says: "Mr.
Edward Kreiscr was heard again in or
gan recital last night. His numbers
were calculated to test the strength and
taste of any organist and were all played
with a fine adaptation to their varied re
quirements. If it were not for the in
elegance of the expression, one might
say that he got there with both feet, for
the most striking part of his work is his
pedaling." He will give a recital at the
Presbyterian church on Tuesday, March
The republican primaries were held
Monday night and the convention Tues
pay night. There was the most harmo
nious agreement on almost everything.
Candidates of every shade of belief on
city affairs and law enforcement jostled
against each other in utmost good na
ture. The ticket has all the colors of
Joseph's coat. It alternates along down
the line between dry and wet. It is
headed with a man who is dry enough
for kindling at a prohibition bonfire.
Next comes Noyes for police judge who
has held the place for four years and
has been wet enough always and at all
times to suit the man with an appetite
that extends to Milwaukee. In fact it
seems to be the usual opinion that he is
more to blame for the lax condition of
things during the past few years than
almost any other officer. In order that
the republicans may mora fully develop
their insincerity and straddling abilities
to "ketch 'em coinin' nn' a gwine," they
seem to have taken the strongest repre
sentatives of both sides. So the follow
ing of this line of operations of course
gave Captain W. R. Bennett who has
been once or twice convicted of selling
liquor illegally, a place on the ticket for
councilman. However it must be said
that Baker is the only man nominntcd
who has a strong record as a dry man
The ticket was nominated, like every re
publican ticket in this city has been in
recent years, by the old Vincent ma
chine. It is a wet machine, It stands
for the "open door" policy. Their rea
son for nominating a dry man for mayor,
something before unheard of, was that
they did not think they could defeat
Martin in any other way. Martin is a
thorn in their sides. They fear him
He is the only man they do fear. He is
the only man disposed to contest their
supremacy and the only man with power
enough to do so if he had the disposition
So now they want to smash him. In or
der to do so they throw overboard their
old principles. Principle to them is of
no value except to use as a club to
knock the persimmon.
The ticket nominated Is as follows
Mayor, Willis Baker, police judge, Chas.
Noyes, Justices of the peace, Sam Morris
and Mr. Knaus; City Treasurer, Mrs.
Elmer May; Csnstables, Messres Shirk
and At Jones.
First Ward-Wm. Tells.
Second Ward-L. J. White.
Third Ward-W. R. Bennett.
Fourth Ward-A. N. Bontz.
Fifth Ward-O. Suttle. . -Sixth
Board of Education.
First Ward-o. J. Richards.
Second Ward C. E. Campbell.
Third Ward-N. B. McCammon.
Fourth Ward A. J. Renner.
Fifth Ward, Long Term S. B. O'Neal
Fifth Ward, Short term-W.J. Har
mony, Sixth Ward Henry Shears.
Show Your Patriotism Now,
On Tuesday morning a trim, straight
laced young officer of the American
army with a corset on, and a brilliant
new uniform, blew into town and com
menced posting bills and announce
ments to the effect that Uncle Sam
wants men of a certain described sort to
enlist in the army, cavalry, infantry or
almost any old place. The notices were
posted conspicuously in various parts
of the town with the pictures of the
gaudy uniforms of the officers as nn
allurement. They also contained the
announcement that whomsoever will
may come to this city and the recruit
ing officer will be here to accept him
It is too early for many to show
up for enlistment yet, but the prophecy
may be very safely made that the num
ber to enlist will be many smaller than
the number that enlisted the last time
the recruiting station was opened at this
place, this notwithstanding the great
display of patriotism that was made
during the campaign. The fellows that
howled the loudest about copperheads
and traitors, will they now shoulder
their guns? Well, they will not break
any bones tumbling over themselves to
get to the recruiting office.
Big Cattle Sala-Farm Sold.
125 head good milk cows, heifers, steers
and calves, 50 head hogs together with
some farming iniplemcnts,will be offered
at public sale Tuesday, March i;th, at
the Ebersole farm eight miles south
west of Arlington, section 6, 26, 8. Farm
sold. Don't forget the date.
Farmers Alliance Insurance.
I have accepted the local agency of the
Farmers Alliance Co. of McPhcrson and
will insure against fire, lighning and tor
nadoes, on city and country property.
Office days Fridays and Saturdays of
each week. . Office over No. 5 1-2 South
Main, Hutchinson, Kans.
B. F. Tuckkk
A Bigamy Case.
The April term cf the district court
will have a bigamy case to dispose of,
What is more, it is quite a remarkable
one, The defendant Is one Samuel R,
Hutchinson who at various times has
been a resident of this city. Several
years ago he was In the second hand
business hcie. He is about fifty-six, an
old soldier, and prominent Grand Army
man, But he is a gnyold Lothario,
nevertheless. The Information alleges,
and that part docs not seem to be dis
puted, that in January, 1866, at .Frank
fort in Clinton county, Indiana, he was
married to his first wife. On October
10, 1899, the court sitting In Hutchinson,
granted him a decree of divorce from
this woman on the ground of cruelty.
His case was not very strong and he
had some trouble to get it. But the de
cree was granted and under the statute
would take effect In six months, Hut it
seems he could not wait. In December
of the same year he married a little six.
teen year old girl, Bessie M.Cale who
was then living at Newkirk, Oklahoma,
where the ceremony was preformed.
They moved to this city where her par
ents afterward moved and have been
living since, But in February lyoo he
abandoned her and as It was afterward
learned went to Indiana. Last week
the young wife swore out art Informa
tion chnrging him with bigamy for marry
ing her before his divorce had become
effective. A requisition was asked from
the governor and granted by him for his
extradition from Indiana, and about
the middle of the week Sheriff Long left
for his prisoner.
When he arrived there he found that
his prisoner had got the officers there
guessing. He had shown them his de
cree of divorce, and they had no infor
mation about the case of Miss Cale.
Therefore when he married a Miss Tin'
sler in Indiana a short time ago they
supposed he had a perfect legal right to
do so. When Sheriff Long arrived and
explained about the case of the girl in
this city of course it was readily under
stood. It seems that the wife here
knew nothing about the new Indiana
wife and new Indiana wife knew nothing
about the Kansas wife. He was living
with the wife in Indiana when arrested
and had it seems made no effort to se
cure a divorce from the young lady here
He was keeping the little matter of that
marriage very quiet. When arrested he
denied all knowlcge of any such woman.
It seems a pretty sure proposition that
he will see the inside of either the Kan
sas or Indiana State penitentiary,
Once in a while a live shot lands.
Then up goes the never failing sign of
The Pretty Prairie schools have closed
on account of small pox. No. 66 of Ros
coe township has closed for the same
District 08 of Loda township closed
three weeks early to as to let Rev, Kemp
get ready for conference, This is a lit
tle bit out of the ordinnry. The dis
trict board have no right to close a
school for this reason. If the people
voted so many months of school they
have a tight to have it.
A certain "hunting scene" said not
to be classic, was recently given at one
of the district associations.
C. H. Camp has closed his school in
District 51 in Enterprise township. He
taught a good school.
S. P, Rowland has been engaged for
another mouth at No. 50 in Clay town
ship. Rouland is a line teacher.
Miss Arie Jones closed her school on
account of smallpox, She taught in Dis
trict (p in Salt Creek. The term was
cut down one month, the district paying
the teacher for this month.
L. C. Mclvcr closed his school in Dis
trict 159, Westminister township last
Friday. Mac taught a splendid school,
He recently added forty volumes to the
library of the district. A live teacher
can do much along this line.
The teacher's work is not fully appre
ciated. f there is trouble it is on every
ones tortguc, but let all be serene and
you here no commendations no matter
how much he deserves them, If your
teacher is doing good work show jour
appreciation in some way, visit the
school and tell him that you appreciate
his work, 'I'll is will help him. It
warms his good graces, brightens his
face quickens his love for the work, and
sets all things aglow with interest,
Miss Hcrnice Townscnd of District 13
of Valley township will enter the local
contest next Saturday night, held in
South Hutchinson. Miss Emma Clark
has charge of the contc.it.
Superintendent Dayhoff and wife are
rejoicing over the arrival of an eleven
pound girl laat Saturday.
Eight pupils took the examination at
Reno school last Saturday. About 200
took the county examination in this
Elmer Salsgivcr and Maud Salsgivcr
received certificates of award for not be
ing absent nor tardy during their term
of school in District 1 5j. '
School districts 4, 35 and 108 of Haven
township were disorganized by the last
legislature and attached to No, 131;.
DlsUlcts 0 and 25 of Little River were
attached to District 150. District
76 was disorganized and attached to
District 24; also District S t was attached
to District 137.
Lecture on Llqld Air.
There will be something new in the
line of attractions at the Shaw Thrcntre
in the near future. It will be a lecture
on liquid air by Professor J. Earnest
Woodland who has been in charge of
the department of physics and chemistry
at Peddie university, New Jersey for
several years. This lecture will be
pointed off with experiments with this
new marvel of science which will be so
plain that a mere child cannot fall to be
Ilcsides a brief presentation of the
historical side of the subject, the lecturer
during the course of the experiments
presents the suggestions which have
been made concerning the availability
of this material as a rcfrigerante, and to
aid to combustion, a source of power, an
explosive, etc., and frankly discusses
the merits of the claims made for it
Wherever these Liquid Air lectures and
demonstrations have been given the au
diences have evinced the most intense
interest and enthusiasm. To see a rub
ber ball bounced upon the floor and
caught, then dipped into liquid air and
thrown upon the floor, only to crash like
glass Into little fragments; to see a kct
tie boiling away upon a cake of ice; to
see mercury frozen solid; to see steel
burning in liquid air contained in a turn
bier made of ice these sights and many
others are, indeed, sufficiently startling.
These experiments almost eclipse Won
derland itself. This lecture will be
given Thursday evening Match 21st.
Harry Ward's minstrels, which will
hold the boards at the Shaw Theater
Friday, March 15th, is this season one
of the largest minstrel organizations on
the road. Mr. Ward, by keeping faith
with the public, has made for himself a
reputation second to none in the amuse
ment world. The company this season
numbers forty, and never in the history
of minstrelsy has there been such an or
ganization of star artists under one man
agement. The long list of artists who
go to make up the combination contain
the names of many who have attained
an international reputation, among whom
are Harry Ward, Messrs Decker and
Rasch, Briggs the champion trick cy
clist of the world, Denickc nnd Mason
eccentric musical comedians, and the
vocalist department is made up of such
well known soloists as Thomas Crockett
Earl Taylor, The Harmonic Four, and
the celebrated Pan-American Exposi
tion Quartette. A grand noonday pa
rade will be given the day of the per
formance, and is said to be the grandest
parade ever seen on our street with a
A Most Liberal Otter.
All our farmer readers should take
advantage of the unprecedented club
bing offer wo this year nnike, tvhlch In
cludes with this paper The Kansas
City Live Stock Indicator, its special
Farmers' Institute Edition and The
Poultry Fanner. These three publi
cations aru the best of their class and
should he in every farm home, To
them wo add, for local, county and
general news, our own paper, and
make the four one year only $I.lM.
Never before was to much superior
reading matter offered for so small an
amount of money. The three pa-ers
named, which we club with our own,
are well known throughout the West
and commend themselves to the read
er's favorable attention upon mere
mention. The Kunsus City hive
Stock Indicator Is the great agricul
tural and live stock paper in the West:
The poultry Farmer is the most prac
tical poultry paper for the farmer,
while The Special Farmers' Institute
Editions are the most practical publi
cations for the promotion of good funn
ing ever published. Take advantage
of this great offer, as It will hold good
for a phurt time only. Samples or these
papers may be examined by calling at
The Great Rock Island Route is plao
Inir interchangeable mileage books on
so at aleall oupon offices west of Mis
souri River. These noons are goon on
37 different railroads and will be a
irreat advantaao to commercial men
and travellers. The net rate Is t3
per mile in Kansas. Missouri, JNeorasK,
Ukl,.iioma nnu mmuu iermuij.
iX leavlmr Mar
tin's hie paid for,
You realize that
sense of independ
ence when you
carry a Martin
Let Us Reason
Stlirt MttU"0 of Johnson Percale,
Wa let rencl1 "ac'i ("')or BtrulKht
dl5l3, front, Bishop sleeve,
Ladies' Waists, made of choice pat'
terns In madras, gingham or lawn,
tucked back, dip front, Bishop sleeve,
with soft cuff, perfect lit, price $J ,0Q
Ladies' watstsmade of tine silk-Btrlpe
gingham, madras and American silk
and of all the new wash materials
the newest styles, just out, eacn $1 ,50
A beautiful line of silk waists, ele
gant street and dress styles-priced
eB0,,from $2.50 to $7.50
Taffeta Ladies' TalTela Silk Waists
Waicto tuckm' Bna" hemstitched
waists front( bllt,k an(1 9cm,g
L'Alglon sleeves and collar, all colors
and black-best in the west,. . . $5,00
Automobile OouIh tA.t7.An in
Nhw Knrlno (!uim 1 r, tn mil on
Silk Petticoats f 48 to 110 (IU
wasn waists iw to w.fil)
Silk Waists 12.76 to $7 60
Silk Skirts f 10.00 to ft!5 00
Suits from t".l)u toMC.Oti
P. MARTIN DRY GOODS CO.
ONLY ONK PRICE CA6H HOUSE IN
Hutchinson, - Kans.
Ur Freight paid on all $5.00 mail orders within 100 Miles.
No room is complete without ROOM
ISTew Wall Papers.
. . Special Mouldings to go with . .
1 have the paper, the moulds, and
uesi 01 Bervice ever given in mis city.
W. G. HAINES.
t opposite l'ostoiiicB.
( )rnamenf itl unci Shade Tree,
Kverirreens and Flowering Shrubs,
Hardy Fiold-( J rown Hoses,
Hardy Plants and Climbers,
Everything for the Diehard or Lawn
Varieties That Have Been Tested.
Prices as Low as
T..nt is what we have to oiler, and that
U why you will find it to your advantage
to buy your nursery stock of . , .
E. RAYL & CO.
The Fruit Valley Nursery,
I'rrtltK'iillnl 1 linn u 11 rul tVrt'inoiilCN.
On account uhnva, Ihu MIkmiiiiI t'ut-DIc will
soil tluliutH Hutchinson In uvliliiuton, I). C,
nnJrotinn tit into or i.wi. Tieki'tn on Bale
Ffbrniiry 2S, March lvt "Mil ;'nl, good to iclurn
to ntiil Inclti'llnir March stli 1'. J. Loltnlwh,
HUH buyers are
w ever on tne
alert for unusual
ready cash buck of
them they secure
Let us put aside formalities and talk la a plain
friendly way, You want to buy new Jacket, Cape,
Shirt Waist or Skirt, and you want one that Is dura
ble, one that makes you look tho way you want to
look-oue that makes you look nice. It must lit per
fectly, have a swell finish and a becoming style. We
hate Just such garments a few of which we mention
Man Tailored Suits. nUVe the
style, the shape that make you appear
to the best advantage:
Ladles suit, made of all wool Vene
tian cloth-Eaton Jacket, new postil
lion back, full silk lining, skirt made
seven eore, Hare style, percallne lined,
excellently made, perfect t..$0.00
Separate Ladles Spring Sklrts.good
ea-io R'ttde taffeta silk, circular
omi 13 llounce with 0 rows French
lluting, (not like cut) nercaline llni
canvas Interlined, velveteen bound,
best value ever sold for price tin flfj
MOULDS. Just ltecoived.
line, to go wnn me
the best of workmen, to give you the 5
Paints and Wall Paper.!
Good Stock Can Be
l'rNi''iiIlnl luntitfiii ul (T rcmouK'N.
For Ihi! iilmve occasion the tfri'iit I!oek Muni
ronlo will soil il.'hclK lo Wu-lil .t'on ).(". for
on inn' )il i'.'.U) lor tlic riminl trip, tli-ki-t on
!ilc Keh. ',Vth, March let nml '.'ml trm'cl for r,
in n to and lnclmlln March 8th lwi for purlieu
'urn ""all oriuMreMK.f. Ktslifr. gont,
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