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"All governments derive their Just powersfrom the consent of the governed." "All men are created free and Equal." ME OFFICIAL ORGAN OF TIIK PEOPLE'S PARTY OF RENO COUNTY. HUTCHINSON, RENO COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1901. VOL. 11. NO. 51. nu 11 wmaam OUR GALLERY OF NOTABLES, I When Hon. Jim McKinstry Is out for blood, he looks something like this. OLD TIME DEMOCRACY. Ennott Gazette: Believing that many of your readers are In full fellow ship with the democratic party, as an old timer myself I beg your Indulgence to address a few words to the democrats of Reno county. With probably one exception, Reno county is the largest county in the State. With a correct count and a full vote we have 700 demo cratic voters, all of them Intelligent, per severing, public spirited citizens. For many years the Hutchinson Democrat was the recognized organ of the party in the county. It had a liberal support and could be found In democratic homes in every part of the county. Its stand ing with exchanges was known all over the State. It voiced the will of its dem ocratic patrons and was ever foremost in organizing the opposition to the re publican party in western Kansas. I have no kick for the management in Its opposition to the present city adminis tration; that is a local matter in no way partisan as between the two great par tics. But a democratic paper in Reno county should be something more than a factional organ in the affairs of the city. If the Hutchinson News owns and controlls the Democrat, as is commonly stated on the streets, then the followers of Jefferson are without an organ in Reno county. Could anyone determine the politics of the Democrat by any thing found in the columns of the pa per? This is a question that the readers of the paper can answer for themselves. Of one thing I am sure, democrats will not support a side show of the News for any great length of time. Cynic Ob server is not a democrat, and his pap poose story In the issue of the 16th un der a stiict ruling of the postal authori ties would not be permitted to pass through the mails,. If the News men seek to smirch the reputation of demo cratic readers by knock-out drops of that character they will find themselves, up a stump before many moons have passed. The Democrat, 1 am told, has a big circulation all over the county and western Kansas. It is not too late for the management to purify" its reputation if they care to do so. The maladminis tration of public affairs by the dominant party at Washington and Topeka calls for a vigorous, relentless warfare by the united press of the opposition to the re publican party. If the management of the Democrat can and will reorganize their forces in keeping with the spirit of the times there can be no doubt as to its prosperity But it will not be possible to inspire con fidence with a suspicion in the minds of readers that it is run as a side shflw to a republican daily newspaper. The dem ocrats of Reno county want a good dem ocratic paper, bold, independent and aggressive. The extravagance, selfish' ness and partisan meanness so daringly manifest with the State authorities at Topeka, and the reckless defiance of constitutional restrictions at Washing' ton call for such a paper everywhere. Let the Democrat make a new deal and give its readers in western Kansas some thing to be proud of. Old Time Democrat. Cow creek has commenced giving milk. And in fact that is just about all it has been eivinc for the last few days. Now as we sit bv our office window and lo k out uoon this once proud stream now shrunk to a pipe stem rivulet of milk white suds from the laundry we re- fl 'Ct on the tremendous disposition of the republican party to monopoly. Now ' there is Billy Ncwlin the county clerk. He is a nice little Iiillie, and his hand shake sends a thrill of genial satisfacticn clear along your spinal column. But Billy is a republican and ha has proved it. Be has built a dam up on his farm above town and is getting a monopoly on all the water In Cow Crerk. He is ven running Shadduck'i Pond dry, and this town went dry away last spring. Attorney General Goddard had better let up on Colorado long enough to com mence an action entitled Cow Creek and the People of Hutchinson vs. Billy New Hit, If Billy persists in hit declaration that he don't give a dam, but is going to keep it, Cow Creek won't float off our dead cats, chickens, and various assort ments of odors garbage and rubbish. A "committee" Is now passing around among the business men of the city presenting a petition which urges the city council to violate their oath 01 office and license "saloons." They want to run things on the Wichita plan. Their pctitiou is of itself of not much consequence, because those who circu late It and those who sign it all know that the city officials were elected on the promise to enforce the laws and that they will regard promises to the people who elected them, rather than the sign ers of such petitions as these, to say nothing of their oath of office. The in stigators of the movement are merely making a grand stand play to keep the liquor agitation alive for the purpose of forcing it as an issue in state conven tions next year. But strip the question of all this nonsense is It not a little cheeky to ask a mnn to disregaid and violate his official oath? Probably some people who have signed this petition have not thought just what it meant to the mem bers of the city administration before whom it is to go, if anything is to be done with it at all. When Theodore Roosevelt stood on a car platform at the Santa Fe depot a few days ago in this city and made his little speech to the old soldiers scarcely a dozen people cheered. Even his great est flights of panegyric for the old boys who made a united nation and the pio neers who tamed the desert fell upon ears that were stone dead to all appear ances. We thought the crowd had good sense. They were respectful, but they had no inclination to go wild. They seemed to put about the right estimate up on the speech, for It expressed the same sentiments that were expressed by every other speaker on that occasion, Imag ine the surprise now to see that speech treasured up, set in a nice corner and referred to as a jewel by all the daily pa pers in the State and a whole lot of weeklies that ought to know better, and using it as material with which to make a presidential nominee. The speech was an average good speech, and as it con tained no political references it was en titled to respectful consideration by all concerned. It was probably as good a speech as John Lawson would make, and better than t rank Vincent is capable of, but we never heard either of them make a speech that should entitle them to the presidency, It is getting on toward time for the appointment 01 a postmaster ior mc good and flourishing city of Hutchinson. The four years commission of the pres ent incumbent will expire before a great while and the political wise men are oc casionally getting their heads together and talking in whispers. Of course they will deny any such conversations in pub lie. They think that is the way to play politics. They look wise and owlish and say nothing. But rumor becomes per sistent, and people are wondering who the new appointment is going to light upon. Vincent and his whole push, and all of Long's especial friends here were Baker men in the campaign last winter. Not that they liked Baker or that Baker liked them for he didn't and they didn't a bit. But in the game of politics Cy Leland swopped them off and they had to stay swopped. Now that Burton has won and is senator, it may cause com plications. There are a whole lot of people who know enough about politics to talk a whole lot that are saying they hope it will .be a new man. That the present postmaster has been in office so long he has forgotten what it is to be a private citizen. That he wouldn't know how to eat if he had to change his diet from pap. That his name is Woods, and various things, all of which counts for nothing in the appointment of a post master. The controvsy between the city au thorities and the Water Liirhtand Power Co. still drags on and they arc no nearer a settlement than when the new council took the oath of office so far as anything appears to public view.' The Water comDanv refuses to make the reports showing the cost of the plant, its actual value, the cost of operating and their profits, etc., and the city council contin ues to refuse to pay any of the city's bills for light. There is only one reason that can be guessed for the refusal of the compnny to make the reports and that is that the reports might disclose that their profits were so great that it would give a good and sufficient reason for the council to exercise the authority vested In it by law to make a schedule of changes for water and light to the citi zens which would mnke a substantial reduction in the revenues of the corpor ation and a corresponding decrease In the tribute paid it by the citizens of Hutchinson. The statute provides for the fixing of all such charges by the mu nicipal authorities so as to give only a reasonable and stipulated per cent of profit on the money actually invested. Perhaps the light company expects to let the matter run clear through this council's term with a hope that they with the republican machine can select and elect candidates that will sign any contract and pny bills they may present, The water company at any rate docs not seem at all anxious to push things any faster than they can help. Everybody knows that the revenues to the company from the citizens very far overbalance the revenues to them from the city. Perhaps they would rather let ;the city bills drift for a long time with a hope of someday getting a favorable council than to run any risk of getting their rev enues from private citizens diminished. Vehy much has been said pro and con at various times during the past two or three yean concerning the indebted ness of the city of Hutchinson, and mathematicians of various stripes and colors have done their figuring accord ing to their own notions and the only unanimous result has been a general disagreement. A year ago iti.was stated by some members of the old administra tion that the city had for quite a long term of years been running behind to the extent of about $7,000 a year. But the city clerk and treasurer have now been over their books and the showing they make Is this: In May, 1897, the city owed in bonded indebtedness and in floating warrants, all told, $198,030. July 15th of the current year it owed, all told $113,000 or an increase of $15,000, in four years. But against this there was in the city treasury on the last named date $8,000 in round numbers, so that the real increase in the Indebted ness is only $7,000. The city authosities now agree very well on these figures. This is a very much better showing than anyone seemed to think possible. It seems as if the accounts must have been in a very chaotic condition or the old administration would never have made the admissions they did concern ing the amount which the city income was falling short of meeting expense;. The opinion now prevails that the city is bringing the expenditures within the income. As the city gets its money but twice a year it is difficult to figuic up to any exactness just how it is doing. The latest Information we get regard ing the paper being circulated among the business men for the opening of sa loons in Hutchinson is that it is not so much In the nature of a petition as it is a pledge that the signers will work for that end and that they will support each other in business. We have also learned that in some Instances they have car ried with them a threat to those that hesitated, that it wonld not be well for their business should they refuse. This is a verv unwise Diece of business. It will divide ,the people of the city into factions uselessly, and divide energies that should be scent in building up the city. If it is as above slated, it virtually means a boycot on all businessmen that will not sign. This is sure to be met by retaliation and a boycot on those that do sign. It is probable that the names of many reputable business men have been secured to the paper only because they did not understand the scope of the matter and what it ultimately means It is understood that the interested ones held a meeting Monday night and organized. Standard Oil stockholders will receive a dividend of eight dollars a share for the third quarter of the year. This will swell the total amount paid in dividends this year to $40,000,000. The widows and orphans whose mites are invested in Standard Oil stocks are faring well this year. State Journal. Tin; press dispatches from the seat of the strike troubles state that Ralph Easlcy, formerly editor of the News, has been attempting to settle the con troversy, Easlcy manages almost as well as Funston to keep before the public. Spsolal Days at ths Fair. Tuesday will be children's day at the fair, There will be special features appropriate and all children under the age of fourteen years will bo admitted free. The writer can remember back in the days of his childhood very vividly ths scenes of the county fair and it was a feast for the eyes then eagerly awaited Children will enjoy the lair to a greater degree than grown up people. They like to see it and Tuesday is the day to bring them. But to get in free they must be accompanied by parent or guardian. The Hutchinson band will play every day during the fair, but on Wednesduy two bands will play, the Buhler band being on the program for that day, Thursday will be Hutchinson day, and all the stores will be expected to close and everybody will go to the fair, This will make three days of especial Interest and nnturally on these three days the largest attendance Is expected, Court to Adjourn for th Fair. The September term of the district court will convene according to lnw on next Monday. This is the week of the fair. Court always brings a large num ber of people to the city but It keeps them busy or waiting at court and of course would not allow them to attend the fair. So It has been arranged to have court convene with a judge pro tern at the usual time and take an ad journment for one week, till the fair is out of the way. There is a long lapse of time between the April and the September terms of court and usually on this account the September term is the most important and Interesting of all in the year. But it does not seem to be the case this year. There ate no sensational criminal cases at all. There are no murder cases, no important assault cases, and out of the sixteen Ciiminal esses, six of them are for selling intoxicating liquors. The others are for small misdemeanors with one or two for the lower class of felonies Probablylhe most important is against a young man by the name of Hand, for forgery, with one or two others for bicy cle thefts. There are 126 civil cases on the docket but many of them are unimportant and many more will not come to trial. There are twenty-two divorce cases now filed. This is a very good sized pile and no doubt represents a good many heart pnngs. But it is considerably below the mark of a year ago, when during the month when they had to be filed in order to get them into the September term they outnumbered the marriage licenses and footed up thirty-two. This will be the first term of the dis trict court to be held in the new court house, and will be memorable chiefly on that account. Another Dear Ride. If there could be had any accurate statistics on the subject, they would no doubt determine that stealing rides on the trains is a very dear method of trav eling. The number of accidents that have occurred at this place alone through this business would be an as tonisher if it could be exactly known. Another that may terminate fatally, occurred near the west end of the Santa Fe yards last Wednesday night. A young negro who claims St. Joseph, Mo. as his home, was stealing n ride on the blind baggage of Santa Fe train No. 8, and as the train pulled into town he at- attempted to get off before the train had slowed down much. In fact it could not have commenced to slow up but very little, for the place where he jumped was three blocks west of Main street. He was thrown off his feet and turned in toward the train so that as he threw out his right hand it passed under the wheels and most of the fingers were shorn off. His skull, even if it was hard was not hard enough to stand such treat ment as it received in this fall and was fractured almost clear across. The young man was picked up and taken to the Stewart hospital and given good treatment. He is twenty-one years of age and strong so that the ckances of his recovery are good consid ering the extent of his injuries. Fair Racing Program. Tuesday 2:45 trot, 2:30 pace, running li mile dash, quick hitch race. Wednesday 2:20 trot , 2:20 pace, run' ning miles and repeat trot, for Reno county horses, owners to drive. Thursday Free for all trot, 2:4oJpace 2:20 trot for stallions, running 't mile heat, and quick hitch. Friday Free-for-all pace, 2:33 trot, 2 year old trot, M mile running race for ponies. ' Hirst makes the latest styles and de signs in photograhs; go to him for your ictures. -.-jO-a Sen the Display m . M ..... . 01 0011001 (supplies In our South Window AuKUHt . School Supplies . School Will Soon Begin and We Are Now Better Prepared to Meet the Wants of tne School Children than Ever Before, With the . . . MOST COMPLETE LINE OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES inths STATE Fancy or plain pen holders lo l'luin heavy pen holders,.., So Each l'liiln heavy penholder with brass, rubber or cork end, 5o Em b Pencil Boxes. "Base Bull Hut" pencil boxes 0011 tain ln loud and slatu ien ell, penholder and ruler., no Each Best grade Ho Each Pencil box containing supplies , ,,'e Pencil sharpener.... lo and 60 Each Lead pencil Eraser lo Each Lead ponoll and Ink emser com bined 6u Each Blackboard eraser, best felt, at 60 Eicb or 6O0 dozen Pen Points. Spencerlan No, 1 and 2... 8 (or 6c CunsreBfllonal stub pens ... .8 for &u PrtclUc pen points Sc dozen Falcon Pen Points Co dozen Assorted Sled Pens, 1 gross box li o Rulers. PUln Wood ruler w lib decime ter and centln eler lo Eicli Vrnllud wnml ruler with brass edge, 12 and IS Inch, So E tch Crayons. Colored pencils, i dozen in box. at So and lOo Each Colored crayon pencils, 8 In bnx 60 Box School crayon In box containing 144 sticks 7o Box Colored school crayon, 0 in box., lc Pencils. Plain cedar pencils 4o dczen Plain cedar lend pencils with rubber tips lo eucli, lOo dozen Larje or small frame lead pencil 8 for So or lSu dozen Plain hexigon pencils, aood lead at 2 for 60 or 25o dozen Faber lend pencils, No. 2, extra floe 60 Each Faber lead pencil "Editor" 6c "Rob Boy" lead pencil 60 Each Superfine red and blue lead pen cil for school, 0 in. long. ,8j Each Soapstonn slate pencils 4 for Ic or 100 for 101 Flag stone shite pencils,.... 4 for lc or 100 for 15o P. MARTIN DRY GOODS CO. ONLY ONE PRICE Hutchinson, Freight paid on nil 5.00 mail orders within 100 Miles. Catalog free. p; yjr"f H p jj (! ' ACME CEMENT, YOUR ' if I PLAsm DOLLAR f ij PAINTS. OILS. !&' ACME CEMENT, PLASTER, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES, CAREY'S CEMTNT, ROOFING, BRICK, STONE. THE WHITE See the Display of School Supplies In our South Window. SB, IOOI, Slates. 7x5 inch, fic each double lflo OxO-lneh, 7c each double 14o 7xll-lncb, loo each double ....2o 8x12 Inch, llo each-double 22o Mucilege and Paste. Soudan Mucilege and brush 60 bottle I'boto paste and brush So bottle Ink. Levlson's blaok Ink 4o bottle Sanfurd't red Ink 60 bottle Arnold's writing fluid, pint, ,...85c Compasses. American plain compasses, 60 Each Eagle compass with set screw... lOo Tablets. Lead tablets, 25 tear, pocket slzt lo Each 100 leaf pencil tablet 80 Each Rainbow pencil tablet, all col ors of the rainuow 60 Each Phenlx tablet, unruled pencil 280 leaves tlt'J Inches 60 Each Martin's High boIiuoI tablet, text book size, either pon rr pencil, plain or ruled, 8r0 leaves 60 Each "A Hot One" tablet, text book size, pen or pencil, ruled or plain, 850 leaves So Eicli "The Limit" tablet, ruled pen cil paper, well bound 0x0 Inch es 6c Eich "The Hose" tablet, 600 leaves, pencil puper, cover decorated with roses well ruled, (1x0 Inches 6c Each Relger Spelling Tablet, Ink pa per, ruled for spelling, well bound, 0x4 Inches 60 Each "Rapid Fire" 2M leaf, ruled tablet for pencil, 8x1 lj Inched So Each The Hlufftnn Public School Tab let, ruled yellow paper.... 80 Each Reporters, Stenographer Note book for pen or pencil, 0x0 Inches 60 Each Students' note book, 0x12 Inrbes jellow paper, blue ruled, So Each Collegiate oomposHlonbool', Ink paper, 8x10 Inches 5c Eucli Senior composition book, ink paper, 8x10 men lOo Each Composition book cloth bound with stiff back, ink paper, 8x0 J inches 7o Each r CASH HOUSE IN Ivans. 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