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"All governments derive
their Just powers from the consent of the governed." "All men are created free and Equal." TUB OFFICIAL ORGAN OF TUB PKOPLE'8 PARTY OF RENO COUNTY, VOL. 12. HUTCHINSON, RENO COUNTY, KANSAS, TIIUHSDAV, FEHHUAHY 20, 1902. NO. 21 TOO MUCH, POPULIST COIIVENTiO:;, FCF1 A DIG MEETING, DECKER GUILTY. 1 V. Th Wtr WorKt Purohaet not Favorahly AoornKd Bontrally. From pri'Stuit lndlcutlouK tin) water works proposition will nut Im submit- tori to IhovoloroofHuMmiKoii. 'Jiu ffvnoral cxpri'ssloii In that the com pany want too much forlta old Junk. All the opposition to tho present city administration Is walnut accepting the water company's proposition, and a very lugro part of IU supporters. Tho claim Is always Urn same, "too much". Nobody seems to opeidy antagonize tho principle of city own ership, though secretly no doubt many have their opposition rooted on that ground. There are two views of tho proposi tion. That which Ihc people who arc opposed to tho proposition take Is that the city should buy If at all Just as It. would buy a horse on the market, to net the best for the money. They nay tho prlco for It may be had Is too much for the old material. They ay that tho engineer1! report was ton rosy, that In allowing only llvo per ' cont for deterioration In ten or llf teon yours Is manifestly too llttlo. Some even say that It Is usual to al low five per cent a year for deteriora tion of pipes, mains, etc.. That you may dig down and scratch till you Jlnd tho Iron and from all you can tell that way they wllj bo or appear all right. Hut dig one up and It may bo ready to fall In holes. Those mains ha;o been laid something like lirtocn years and on tho five per cont per year basis havo only live years moro till they would havo to bo re placed. On tho other hand it Is as sorted that no such deterioration Is to bo exported. Some of tho plum bcrs say tho pipes should bo (food In fortv years from now. So with these diverging statements what Is a com inon clod hopper going to do? On tho other hand, tho friends of tho proposition say that tho value of such a concern on the market Is al ways determined, not by what It would cost to duplicate the plant, but on Its earning capacity. They claim to rlguro tho city out of tho hole'and with the-water plant paid for in a few years by what tho plant will earn. Tho pcoplo scout this Idea, bo causo they say tho city could build a plant of its own for less money and cam Just as much. Hut wheu they talk that way they ignore tho fact that the city is already tied up In M)iitract that will compel It to pay tho water combany at least six thou sand dollars n year for fifteen years whether It has a plant of its own or not. This Is whero tho company has tho city at a disadvantage. And what Is more, tho contract is so cun ningly drawn that there seems to bo very Utile show of being In any differ ent position for twenty or thirty years to como. Of course It is the veriest foolishness that the city should havo given tho company this monopoly and' bonus that Is provided for In these contracts, and now pay It a hundred thousand dolllarsorsueh a matter, to get back a part of what was given, lint It is no use to cry over spilled milk, and what the city want to do Is the best thing for It self. If it does not, make the pur chase, It means that the city must either litigate the validity or these contracts to tho United States su premo court with the chances against it, or go on paying tho exorbitant rales and pour facilities of tho past and at the mercy of the company en tirely. Thero are a lot of people who have " made up their minds on tho value of the material In the plant and all about 11, that do not know any more about it than tho ground hog does about tho weather. In fact tho peo ple who do actually know anything about this arc very scarce. It has been proposed to employ another en gineer by tho city, alone, to make an appraisement, and verify the report of the other engineer, but it Is. doubt ful whether ho would be any better believed than Evans. Marrlago lloonsei The following marriage licenses havo been granted by the probate -Judge since our last Issue: Charles W. King, to flnrenco .luno Wyman, both of Arlington. Francis M. (looklns. to Louise M. Meade, both of Hutchinson. It. O. Meade to Mary L. .Phelps, both of Hutchinson. Joseph (r. Trice to Mrs. Julia Car , jess, both of Hutchinson. We do all kinds of printing.- Mat, Pasiod Rnolutloni, Elootod Dulocalos and Adjourned. Tho populist county convention which was called to meet n this city at the court house Saturday after noon met at tho appointed time In the assembly room In the third story. It was called to order by K. 0. Nettle ton, secretary of tho county central committee, In tho absence of Mr, Asher, the chairman, who was sick and confined to his room. Hon. W. H. Mitchell was elected ohnrman of the convention, and E. (i, Netlleloii, secretary. On taking tho chair Mr, Mitchell mado a few remarks concerning the future- of tho party, and the action to be taken. Ho was followed by F. 1. Hornbalter, Senator Field, and others who agreed in a general way thai wldlo it was best to keep up tho pop ulist organization, It would neverthe less bo best to co-operate with the democrats In some way to get, around tho antl-fuslon law. After quite a thorough discussion Mr. Hornbakcr made a motion to have tho chair ap point a committee on resolutions which was carried. Tho chair ap pointed F. 1. Hornbakcr, F. C. Fields, W. T." Hopkins, It. M. Harvey and E. G. Nettleton. In a short llmo they reported tho following: "llesolved That we favor the main tenance of tho populist organization, but we also favor nfllllatlug with the democarats on some reasonable basis for the nomination of a state ticket." After this resolution was reported, It was amended so as to Include the nomination of the congressional ticket and adopted. After this Senator Field made motion to ballot for delegates, the seven having tho highest vote to be declared elected. Nominations were made as follows: W. II, Mitchell, F. C. Field, W. T. Hopkins, John A. Myers, F. 1). Hornbakcr, C. H. Cope land and E. G. Ncttleton. There be ing no other names proposed a motion to suspend the rules and elect by ac clamation was carried. After adop lng the usual procedure of allowing each delegate to select his own alter nate, tho.conventlon adjourned. The attendance was not very large, and yet considering the condition of the roads and tho size of the county It was all that could bo expected. TAX CASE CONFIRMED. The Bigger Cat Won In Untied Shtei Su preme Court by the County. County attorney Carr Taylor, re ceived a telegram Tuesday night giv ing word that tho tax case commenced by L. A. Hlgger against the county treasurer, and carried to tho Supremo court of the United States had been decided In favor of the county and against Mr. Illgger. This case was one to test the constitutionality of tbeiaw permitting the county com missioners to Instruct the county treasurer to buy In for the county all of the land sold for delinquent taxes. The law has been In force for nearly twelve years and the practice during the past few years of easy times has been so general that the investors In tax tit les have not bad much opporl u nlty to work at their trade. f they could knock this law out it would oiion up new Melds for them. This decision of the court, of last resort In tho Uhilcri Slates Is therefore one of great Importance, and the county Is to bo congratulated upon the fVsnlt. April Jurors, The list of Jurors for the April term of tho lieno county dlstlrct court were drawn Tuesday. The fol lowing names appear on the list : It. T. Clark. Haven; E.'A. Miller, Medora; G. W. Mardls, Sylvia: 0. YV. Sain, Sr., Nlckorson; A. .1. Mallick, Hutchinson; John N. ltarngrover, Little River; ft. Short. Salt Creek; Phil Weiss, Center; J. S. Milan. Hutchinson; A. A. Wright, Hunts- vllle. ; Wni. H. Fowler, Arlington: 0. A. Thorn, Hutchinson: 1). A. Te- ter, Medora; Henry Itreidensteln, Langdon; W. H. Halt.om, Walnut; H. A'. Snell, city; L. J'. Teemley, Lincoln: L- V. Whlnery, Iteno: Chas. (J rover, Salt Creek; F. . Wolcotf. city; John Jtauman, Haven; J. S, Iteece, Hell; T. W. Hair, Nlckorson j J. I). Iteed, Nlckerson: J. H. Hankey Haven ; J'eter Ilartinan, Sumner; Jopp Chrlstenson, Arlington; A. W, Mc Candlass, city; Clinton. .Mack, Hell: 1). H. King, Grant; F. V. Targctcr, Ito3coc; ft. A. Josephson, Sylvia. Jnmn Cutler Seorctnry of Ilia Co-ojjurattvo Conoern txptolt 4D0 to 630 Hare. In a private letter to W. T. Hop kins, James Duller, secretary of the Farmers Co-Operative Gruln and Live Stock Association, concerning the meeting that Is to be held in this city, March -ith says: "I am satisfied t hat wo will havo crowd enough to fill the hotels and that prlvato rooms will be called Into use, I bollovo that there will be from four hundred to six hundred people present. Not less than four hundred and possibly more than six hundred at this meeting. "I saw tho inuyor and members of the commercial club iind they prom ised to furnish commercial club rooms and opera house or soluble place for meet lug which of course will be the opera house, It was upon this un derstanding that wo llxed the meet ing for Hutchinson, Now if you will kindly call on the mayor and tell hliu to make preparations for us so that he can't possibly overlook the matter, you will confer a favor. We aro get ting a strong organization, and you will see a large and enthusiastic crowd when we get to Hutchinson. I have arranged for rooms 1 and 2, at the Midland and will stay thero during the meeting. There will bo plenty of stockholders to till up tho Itrunswlck and other places. Tho Brunswick told mo they could lake care of about forty people. Now havo a talk with the mayor and bo sure and securo or ganlzatlou suillclent to take caro of our people, 1 sec the Nebraska papers are boom lug the matter and there may bo sev oral delegates from that state. Let me hear from you at your eaillest convenience." Jt will bo seen from the tone of Ids letter that lids Is likely to be quite a meeting, or else there Is a lot of hot air about It. From the way the farm ers are organizing these co-operative concerns, a good large attendance may be truly expected. It will bo a good meeting for our farmers to attend, whether they are from parts where co-operative companies havo been or ganized or not. a miWeIamiIy, Family of Campers South of Ttwn Reoelvea Atslttanot. A report was sent to this city the latter part of last week concerning a family that was camped on tho south side of the river near town, They were some of tho "busted strippers'' that wcro unable to get back to their homo in St. Joe, Missouri, and had to stop bore. It has been pretty cold weather for camping with a family of children, and one of tho older ones, a girl or young lady, was very 111. Mr. MaxSlephany took an interest In i,ho family after the attention of the public had been called to their con dition, and began soliciting articles for their relief. If prosperity Is with us, thero is plenty of suffering, and there are. no doubt many other families In and near the city that have suffered dur ing the cold weather. Iyer a child. Suit In Probate Court Commenced to del Possosslort of a little Girl. Thero was a pathetic case In the probate court Tuesday, it. was a habeas corpus caso for the possession of a child. The child was a little girl, live years old. The case has had some notoriety before. The parents were married In this county a num ber of years ago, but moved to Wash ington, then to Illinois, whero a few months ago, family differences arose and caused a separation, Tho mother came to this county to her parents who llvo In tho southwest portion, bringing the little girl. Tho father followed her up and In some way got possession ot the child and took her to Illinois, lint the mot her again got the child and the father Is now at tempting to get her hack by legal pro cess. Ills certainly pit I fill to see a child pulled around by its parents in this way. Vet 11 Is not so bad as when neither of the parents want it, as sometimes happens. Itring your Job work to this oftlco. Wo aro getting new matrlal,' have a first class Job printer, and will do your work at living pries. . Ha.ilen Muol Rojiort Contagious DUeacoi Whethor They Give Nlodlclnt or Nof. The case of the stalo against the magnetic lieuler, Docker, for falling to report a case of small pox that was found In the Penny block, and which he had been treating, was tried In Esq ii I ro Morris's court, Monday. He was defended by W. H. Lewis. The statute under which ho was charged, permits persons using faith euro or magnetism, or religious methods but no drugs or medicine, to practlco, but holds ihem amenable to tho quaran tine law that was passed at about the same t line. The defense was that the law did not hold Him responsible for contagious diseases not reported, as It does other physicians. However the c(Mirt thought otherwise, and he was found guilty, hut only given the minimum of the line which Is twenty llvo dollars. POLITICS PLENTY. Rapulilf :ttiiB aro Beginning lo Tell on Each Other In Thli County. Tho republican county convention to elect delegat es to tho state conven tion which meets at Wichita lo nom inate a state ticket was called at i meeting of tho county central com mlttco held about tho middle of last week. Tho whole business seems to be of tho Impromptu variety. It was very sudden. Tho county convention will be held In but very llttlo more than a week from tho time of the committee meeting. Tho county con volition will he. held next Saturday, audi the primaries will be held today The Deo Is accusing Itllly Morgan Frank and John Vincent, Ora Morse Sheridan Ploughe and John Qulncey l'atten of packing things In the Inter est of Hal ley for governor, but these eminent gentlemen and republicans surely would not bo guilty of any such awful things at that. Tho Hoc wants to nominate Jimmy Troutman for governor, and It Is Jealous, The I!ee might better smile and look happy now and pretend that It's all right, for It will have that to do In the end, and by adopting that course It would savo all tho humiliation of getting Ihc band wagon trundled over them while they Hsteu to the craunch of bones with (bo last sad flutter of fond but blasted hopes. Tho other fellows arc It ,nnd if the Deo wants to play tag, they can do so, but they will not bo allowed to got on to anything but a cold trail. COMMITTEE'S REPORT, Dm low Pcoplo Investigate the Haven Co-op erative Elevator. As ono of a committee visiting the Haven Farmers' Co-Operative Ele vator company of Reno county, with the object of learning the business results and success of the past, and present: prospects for the fut ure I will say that the farmers of the vicinity of Haven organized and built their elevator Just nt. the beginning of last harvest-In a busy time and had to work against other obstacles. We were somewhat disappointed by not lidd ing Mr. Howafl and Mr. Peckham at home, as thev are prominent mem bers of tho company. Hut we gained much desirable information from one of the stockholders, Mr. Warning, and others, which was cheerfully given. We found tho general sentiment very favorable to the farmers' elevator company. With throe elevators and one Hour mill within a short distance of each other, the. farmers' elevator Is cred ited with receiving sixty per centof tin? grain sold since they have been running, and also that the company made, or saved, tho farmers fully three cents per bushel on the wheat they handled for them, and tho com pany still bad a suillclent margin of profit left. Summing all together, wo came homo tnuch'encoiiraged and with re newed zeal toforwardtho prepara tions for building a fa'mrers' co-oper-atlve'elevator'at Harlow. Hut yet, we r'egrefthat the'graltijlealer's organiz ation Is sueb'iis to stir up't ho farmers and necessitate organization for their own protection against pooling, un reasonable profits, choking nu t the independent shipper, and last, the scoop shovel man or farmer. Hut he will not consent to bo tho least. I). M. Negley. Our lace Dop't The fbopi i r UmiiWyom, Fnliuitry LACES Found in the Lace Department : New Calons, New Appliques New Quillings, New Clunys, We aresliowhiu a splendid lino of new patterns iln Fronch Vals. dillOtV tlllncR. Willi InKPltlnll I per yard, from Cotton Torchon L nrpl In Spin, fM"n Plain and Fancy Quilling In Citefsi per, u,d iron. Appliquo trimming In white, cream, black and Arabian shades pfirHrd' from Clunv Lace, for Irlmmlno: 1 tn p yd ALL OTOH LACES. I'rom JJDo to KM.OO ir ynrtl. We have a line of All Over Laces, made In Great Urltaln. In How Knot patterns. Ter Yard All Over Net, 18 Inches wide, this; per yard Another great assortment of White Beadings, per yd 35c All Over Tucking, a complete cannot suv too much nlinut l'nir4 P. MARTIN IT In wnrlh a trip lo tnwn (0 Hf HllHt MAUTI.Vb nru iloInK, The Only One Hutchinson, Telephona 1U7. American Steam Laundry. HUTTON 4 OSWALD, IW'S. ,' I-iftunrirv. ;' " 12b and 127 West Sherman hutohinson, Kansas! Wc malic At LOWEST RATES with payments TO SUIT Borrower. ' "' Moore & Chtiatman. 500 00 CHALLENRF Dentists WORSTER DENTAL PARLORS In Workmanship or Painless Methods. Wehavethe exclusive right for our methods which are admitted by noted doctors and dentists to be the best and safest ever discovered , SPECIAL CUT PRICE LIST ,.,. Preaerit Thla.Ad. Set of Teeth $4.00 up. Teeth extracted wiuiini,miiia 25 Crowns $3.00 up. ' : Fillings 25c to 75c. ' . Written guarantee given, others don't. ' Lady assistant. ('Vuy take ohances with others? VVorster'e plllce, located for year's, and If your worn aon t prove rignt, can aou here to stay. Beware and Don't ba Deceived saiHii traveling oumhh uuur-r a nig 10 uacK ii, wiiii misleading aavernaements to humbug the people. WORSTER DENTAL PARLORS Largest Dental Concern In Kansas. .Established fcr. Years. ' Hutohlnson Office Novl t mIh t room licl.'Ilglll.ntthO Lace Dop't. (JO, HKKJ, 2QAIN, robad In the itnon'i Nawaat Creation, our Lao Department la ready to re oelvn you. French Vals, New Mechlins, New All Overs, New Beadings. !.725tO 25c lilt nun- nur v.l 5c to 1 5c suitable widths for handlier- tQ 2Qc 7k: to 3 1.50 lni iu will a Octo 20c Cream, White, Uluko and Arabian. 50c very One, a splendid line of 25c Hue In newest designs, We thin inf. 25c to 98c DRY GOOD GO. Price Cash House In Samples Free An tho Air yon hroaili. Kansas raw." rat-1 UD-Towii-Omoe. Ho. 6 North Main airoei pots With of the nave It attended to free. We are V ; t : By professional lealousv.tempor- aryi cheaply put un.olllces, wltft name, Willi nothing lint "not air". N. Main Foeltzer Block. .