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ilOTCHiMllAZETTf "All governments derive their Just powers from the consent of the governed." "All men are created free and Equal." j j )i i.i in MiniMi inwi tmmmwmnmtmtKmmmmmmmmnmmmammmmmHmmtm HIE OFFICIAL OKQAN OP TUB PKOPLR'8 PARTY OF BENO COUNTY, VOL. 11. HUTCHINSON, ItENO COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1901 " 'NoHoT i.i I'kkiiai's them la some consolation in this hot tii y weather to the populists and their relatives after all. If such a thing1 could be ft that the republicans have told the truth about them, they will now multiply and replenish the earth, and do it quickly, It iy suld that a firm in Wichita Is shipping 500 Filippino girls to (hat city to uct ai lervanti in the hornet, This it the butflnnintf of what we predicted e year ago an the logical result of our Phil ipplne policy, Now look out (or Chi scse labor next; It I bound to come Southwestern Advocate. Last week an old soldier called bur attention to the ludicruusncss of the re forts of the News on pensions received by the old soldiers. Whenever one of the old boys gets a pension or an In crease, a flash head is placed over it stating that it was secured through Congressman Long. Now if Congress man Lon if is doing all this work, the, old boys would do well to look the matter up before charging H. Clay Evans with all this compounded meanness that has been ascribed to him during the whole of McKiuley's administration. If Long is to get all the praise for all the pen aions allowed he must also get the blame for the pensions rejected, held up or dc layed. It's a nice little game for the crowd of grafters that hang to Long's ' coat tail to put the thing up this way and perhaps help keep Evans in office to act as a scape goat) but just reniem ber, boys, they are not only putting up a film flam game, but playing you for a lot of chumps as well. Tiik showers that fell in places over the country and the county last week relieved the depression in the stock mar ket to some extent and gave the people some new hope. A good rain is re ported at Partridge and it extended all along down the Rook Island road through this county. . It caused the veg itation to take new life and made a much better prospect for feed. Prob ably it will make some corn. These showers struck at intervals over the various portions of the 'drouth stricken States so that the effect on the cattle market was strong and has brought about an upward tendency. However -there are many farmers with stock to sell and very few to buy. As one Ger man said, he would rather have a good note than the cattle, for it would not eat so much. The market still flunCtuates with the showers, and all reports are apt to be exagerated, G. H. Burr of the St, John Trust Co. who Lives in Itoston wrote to his firm to know if .it was true as reported in Boston that half the cattle were starving, Another eastern man writing of the situation said the Kan sas people would never be still. If they .got a few showers now they would' be sending aid out here for the flood suf ferers. But now with several dayj of hot dry weather again the distress cry is going up again. So wags the K an as end of the world. The new north and south railroad is an assured fact. It must be because the railroad already has its petition $ in cir culation asking the dear people of Hutchinson to chip in $30,000 worth of the promises to pay fiom the city with which to carry on their construction. Surely that assures the railroad for they would not be asking "a little assistance" for something that is not assured. There are now five or six petitions in circula. tion. Judge Whitelaw is now the local legal representative of the concern and the railroad has adopted a charter which be secured several years ago when they were contemplating putting the Hutch" inson & Southern in the expansion bus Jness. The charter was granted to the Superior, Hutchinson & Little Rock Co. This is the name the new company now takes. Mi, Whitelaw says that he thinks the Union Pacific is behind the deal. The reason he thinks so is that they say .they must start from Mc pherson as it is the only point near at which the Union Pacific touches. An other thing is that the Union Pacific his absorbed the Southern Pacific and they naturally want a connection for the two systems which they do not have Also some of the incorporators of new company are heavy holders of the Union Pacific stock. Others are speculating that it is only another scheme to con nect the Frisco with the city and bring it in from Patterson. One thing1 that they point to is the the course of the r)ad after leaving this city through Clay and Valley townships which are also Asked to vote bonds. No man knowcth ths way of the railroads till after they are built, and some limes long years at that. Their plans are so devious that rio one can know what he is voting for even at the bond election. A good t many years ago as we understand it, the people of this city and county voted bonds to bring the Union Pacific through this county to the south over this pro posed route. Then they voted f :o,ooo to build them a depot which they never built, but nevertheless we are now p ly ing interest on these bonds, Then the Onion Pacific pulled out and left the Hutchinson system standing alone, till it could stand no longer and was ab sorbed by the Santa Fe, and here we are, This new company will probably say, though nothing Is said in this line yet, that if they fail to get the assistance from this city they will go direct from McPherson to Witchita leaving this city out of the circuit. This tort of a bluff is the usual method of a railroad However there is little danger of any thing of that kind for they will nit want to loose the Immense tonnage that comes from this city, If they really want to build a railroad they will not be likely to let the matter of faJ.oao stand n their way, Someone in speaking of it said they that expect to build a rail road through Hutchinson with two tails one running south to the gulf and the other north to the north pole. Certain it is that if 1 lie proposition called for the completion of a line from the south through the terriiory and north to some good terminal point it would be much more attractive than as it is at present, beginning at Hutchinson and ending in Valley township. This as we under stand the petition Is all that is assured. A Trip to tha Promised Land. In my youthful .days there was some confusion in my mind between the "promised land" and the "Holy land. However, there will need be nothing of that sort with regard to the land referred to in this story. The latter part of the week I concluded to vary the humdrum of hot winds, dust, sand and hard work by a vacation of a few days, and now feel as competent to give advice on vaca lion as Governor Stanley. Taking the Rock Island at Peabody Thursday, was pleased to find much more room on the train than expected. At Wichita however, the filling up process began both with the train and the men and continued till we arrived in 1 Reno The train took on new coaches and they filled up with crowds that seemed to in crease in geometrical progression as we drew nearer to the Mecca of this jour ney. When we left Enid all standing room was so occupied that it was almost a matter of impossibility for the train men to get through or to get across the platforms from one car to the other. By and by after long waits at the sta tions, which seemed to take up as much time as was occupied between stations, section ' after section of north-bound trains filled as full as ours and each car rying from twelve to fifteen coaches, passed us. At Peabody the train was half an hour late; at El Reno, five hours late. This is just the kind of time that was made by all the trains, both going and coming. wnen 1 got on at reaboay 1 tell in with a small company, of which two had come nil the way from Michigan, and another from Illinois. They were young fellows and were going to get homes, They knew of the country only through magazine stories, and though expecting toiind every man walking around with a Winchester and brace of six-shooters, they were hoping not to be eaten up, without an opportunity to tell their friends at least. When we arrived at El Reno we were met not at all by the hotel criers. For once in this weary world they were si lent, really and truly silent. But instead came the bawl of a lot of lusty fellows shouting, ''Here you get your papers made out. "Here we have the govern. ment blanks," "Get ready to line up in the morning," etc. It was three o'clock in the morning and I soon began to doubt whether I had better seek rest on the downy pillow that night. But doubts were quickly dispelled and a con clusion formed as ' we walked up the street and found every bench in the street or near the street with as many sleepers as could lie upon it. Farther on they were tying about on the side walk. In front of the saloons thev made their beds on beer kegs and in their con tentment seemed to say they were soft. In the heart of the town the doorway to almost every store had its quota of sleep ers. The school house grounds were covered with a mass of arms and legs. Cots had been placed in every available spot and rented at from fifty cents to a dollar for a night. One Reno county man who got into town before night,' paid a dime to sleep in a church on a pew. At day break began a rush for some thing to eat. However this was corn- paratively tame. About the same time men began to gather around the regis tratlon booths to get their numbers. Since the first few days the old plan of lining up has been abandoned for a bet ter one. Companies of from thirty to forty are formed by mtn who, like the others who are staying there, are looking for some tort of graft. A crptain will organize a company giving each man a number in order as he arrives on the ground. When company A is filled, company B is organized, etc. After a man has gotten a number he does not need to stay around till about the time they are ready to register his company. The organizer of the company then stands at the door to sea that the man or rather the name and tha number cor respond. If a man gets in without a number he is thrown out, Usually there is one company registering and another forming at the same time. At some of the booths they merely take numbers without dividing tbcm up into companies For this work of organizing, giving out numbers and checking off names each one desiring to register usually gives to the men doing It from five to ten cents, though some do not give anythingit not being compulsory. Ncary everyone gives something, however, and the or ganizers make It pay big. It is prob ably as good a graft as that of the nota ries making out papers. With this kind of an arrangement it is very little diffi culty to get registered, except those act ing as representatives for old soldiers. These papers are often irregular and ri quire more time. One standing round with his eyes open can see many strange .sights. Every sort of grafter and fakir except the pat ent medicine man is there. The water is not very good and nearly everyone drinks lemonade or beer. How there can be so much boozing and so good natured crowd is a mystery. Even on the trains crowded almost to suffocation there was. no disposition to complain, unless in a humorous vein some fat man wiped the sweat from his head and re ferred to the "one continuous round pleasure." However there were some sorry peo. in the crowd. They were generally those who went up against some of the various gambling games or devices and didn't, know they were loaded. One strange sight was a dark, swarthy, young fellow with a big sombrero and black long, stiff hair that hung down to his shoulders and then was haggled off straight across, looking like a part blood Indian and a bold bad man. But just at that particular time, at least, he was neither bad nor bold. He was very tame indeed. He was reeling drunk and hugging a post in front of a big resort with flaming lights labeled, "Monte Carlo," and he was crying and blubber ing like a child with a broken headed doll. Some friend was trying to give him consolation and saying, don't cry that aint like a man." But he only blub bered, "I wouldn't 'a cared, but they beat me, boo hoo. However there seemed to be little petty stealing or robbery, about all I heard of being an old farmer who had his hat stolen, and gave another fellow a quarter to get him a straw hat with Then he was out his hat and the quarter too. The country now is very dry. al though there were a few pieces of corn right near EIReno that will make some thing of a crop. That is all the corn on the whole trip worth anything. Teams are In great demand to go out over the country with. A Hutchinson man who had a team said he had been offered 7.00 per day for his team, but as much of the eastern portion is now burnt off and the streams in the west are going dry from the drouth, he doesn't much like to try driving over the country even for himself. t-vcry day swells the registration higher and higher till it will probably reach three times the first estimates, Everybody in Oklahoma that has rights male and female, is registering. No. body seems to expect to draw anything! And about half of them would not know what to do with it if they should draw land. In my opinion there will be al most another run in October when the sixty day limit is up, to file on the land that has not been entered by those who drew it. . E. G. N. An extract In style from the mod rn novel: "This cloud that tried to stand in the way of their youthful joy was only a false report whose bitter tuste could not splinter the radiance jt their happiness." A Topeka medicine company has put out a lot of testimonials. The first is from a woman, who Buys: ""Having suffered 15 years from a fatal disease, am happy to say that I am now en- A fnvnrltc niniiHcitif tit with prions having plenty of time ut thi'lr dUpm-til Our 1,..0 ' """(l.ll.ff of city Ulivuturli'H "". with the Int.ntiou of unearthing strunge coincidences or onrlous names. One of these statis tical fiends was in the writing-room of 0 Washington hotel, poring over the city directory, reports an exchange of that city. "Wo are surely a demo crntlo nation," he exclaimed, as he re luctantly yielded the hook to a man who had been patiently waiting for Un minutes to look up tin address. "I find that President McKlnlej's numo Is sandwiched In between the iiumes of two brlckluyvrs; Oen. Miles hus a bartender and a drvmimitkcr ns his Im mediate neighbors in the directory; Senator Long conies between a clerk and a bartender, and Senator Chandler Is tucked uway between a huckster and a clerk!" The man whs right. The city address book 1h arranged on the alphabetical order, und if the pres ident's name begun with a Z, he would be found near the liiHt pnges of the bonk, But Imagine King Edward VII, or Kmpei-ur William being placed in a directory between two bricklayers! Sevcrul great men have held that true lovo is formed at first sight und ninny men not so great have testi fied that that was the cuho In their own experience. As an instuiice of Implicit trust In this doctrine, how over, t lit; ciiNii of an Ohio farmer who met his alllnltv for the ilrHt time in Chicago on a recent Thursday, court' ed her on Friday, proponed 011 Sntur duy nnd was married on Kundny Is a record destroyer. If the theory proves to bo correct in this caKe It mav be assumed with reason that young couples since the beginning of the institution of marriage have been vtfnsthur a vast amount of valuable. time, says the News of that city Why devote months, and even years, t an uudertuklng which can bu no coiiiplished In three days? However, considering that an ill-advised mnr. rlnge cannot be corrected as quickly oa it run be contracted, the slower methods in vogue are perhaps to be commended. ' Two new uses have been found for the camera, both of which are helps In iieteetinir violations of law. One is the photographing of cases of cruelty to animals, or the results of cruelty. Thin serves a doubln purpose. A pro- tograph Is the best evidence that can be produced In court, and It. nrouses public sympathy an nothing else ex cept the Bccne itself could do. The other application Is In making pic tures of the smoke nuisance. Muny itlcs have ordinances against the use of soft coul, or reatrictlons on the lime during which It may bo used; but clolot Ions are frequent. Here again tho testimony of a photograph Ih hard to contradict. The name first given to the hand camera now so common seems to buve been an appropriate one. They were culled "detectives." A Cleveland man heard a noise in liis kitchen nt, night, nnd went down to sec about it. When he opened the door and naked: "Who s there?" two revolvers were presented nt his hend with the remark: "Your money or your life." The Cleveland man does not leur very well, and he linked: "What's that you say'.' The robber in a loud tone repealed: "Your money or your life," still holding out the pistols. Then the Cleveland man said: "What nonscuse," gave the fellow a push, und went calmly upntnir again. The, bur glar was so astonished ut this singular proceeding that he departed, taking nolhing, after scribbling on the wall: Well done, old boss." A good anecdote is told by the bish- jp of Minnesota of the sarcastic pow- rs of tho Indian. "I was holding," suys Bishop Whipple, "a service near in Indian village camp. My things were scattered about in a lodge, and when I was going out I nuked the chief f it was tafe to leave them there While went to the village to hold a service. Yes,' he said, 'perfectly safe. There is ol u white man within 100 miles!' " While commenting upon the nent csh with which an old negro's log ablu was finished, two Nebraska men found that the chunks between the logs were filled with a peculiar kind of stone. It proved to be gold ounrtz, nd the two at once purchased SO acres f land near where the ore was found, nd Intend to search for the vein. A Coffey vl lie (Kan.) physician who 111s just celebrated his ninety-ninth birthday anniversary 1ms closed n ontruct for is scries of articles 011 Longevity," He still actively prac tices medicine. 0 lamps, rt J'ostsl Curds. rnfin . Mall liox and Xti Ice Water cen- lrif iilnni " ter of store front July IJO, Next Weeks Store News, Is of good merchandise, seasonable and of fair assortment You mustexpect to find tunny broken lines in several Instances and that for the primary reason nnd the short time we have for our HEUUILDING nd ALTERATIONS for the second reusou are why yvu find these priced as they are AWAY BELOW REGULAR. Women's Underwear. Lsdles' Black Lisle thread lights, knee length, closed, for use with buthlng suit are unexcelled, $1.00 regular Rebuilding and Alteration Bale, 50c Low neck, sleeve less, knee Isngtli, Union Bulls, pure white f 1 00 values llebulldlngand alter ation Sale 75c mm mm SAMPLE HOSIERY Purchased from Ely Walker Dry Goods Co. St. Louis, ull dyed with "Toysy" dye, that never-fading black or color either one never harmed by sun or water. Regular price, $1.00 75o 60o 35c 2fio 19a pr. Ssle Trice 75o 50o 800 25o lUo 16o pr. Regular Trice, Klfl K)D 121o 1Vo Bjto pr. Ssle Trice I21o 15c U!io 100 83 Oo pr. SPECIAL WAGON COVERS. 10x12 lOoz.... 82.25. ' 10x12, 8oz..... 11.83 10x14 Hoz 12.10 Thee luclude ropes, straps and everything complete. OiMnTRToodscoT ONLY ONE TRICE CASH HOUSE IN Hutchinson, - - Kanp. Freight paid on all $5.00 mailorders within 100 Miles. Catalog freo. 1 TMwiHy;ito'SWwvu''11'1 . jfn 1 .1. M SSI 1FPP usust: ACME CEMENT, PLASTER, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES, CAREY'S CEMTNT, ROOFING, BRICK, STONE. THE WHITE 1 . . THE . . State Exchange Bank, Capital, $30,000. Surplus, $2,000. Our patrons, irrespective of tho Bizo of their ac accounts, will receive careful and courteous attcutiou. Interest Paid on WILLIS N. BAKEP, President. One lot plain light colored urepe paper ror GJ lists 11 " Tllt IOOI, ivuu fcJWt Women's Underwear. Low neck, ileeveless, blank vests, beautifully finished, 25o and 36c values Rebuilding and Alteration Sale Qq Ladles' One cnmbrlo Gowns, embroidery trimmed, (16 0 vulues Rebuilding and Al teration Bale 50C $ Ladles'. Drawers, made of Q excellent quality cambric, elaborately Uuisued 85o and 8'.)o values -Rebuilding and Alteration Ssle QQq jfl iMl.miih mi'ij 'i "' B Sr YOUR DOLLAR It mm to lid over M o! Uil ut our alms. ' IVHYI BECAUSE IT DOES THIS WOIK OF TWO. See us about It. LUMBER CO. Time Deposits. F. W. COOTEB, Cashiet If ; tirely cured.", .. .