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7 CREDIT OF KANSAS. Which Ilarta it Most, the Pop Courts or the Thieving Attorneys Who Prac tice In Them? A few years ago, when the Anthony Loan & Trust Company was dotog business in Anthony, they made a loan to F. M. Evans on real estate, and the mortgage was subsequently sold to John S. Smith of Massachusetts. In 1893 the mortgage became due, and through the Eastern agents was sent to J. R. Ilammond of Anthony for collection. We are told that Mr. Evans paid the mortgage of $600 to Mr. Ham mond in July, 1893, but that the latter gentleman or some of his colleagues in the case failed to report the collection or send in the cash. Instead of that he or they reported that they couldn't tret a foreclosure proceeding through a Topulist court. The Eastern investor knew Mr. Evans to be a safe man and the loan ti be a good one, and was contented to let the case take its turn and was not worried about his security. A similar case was a loan to Henry Peters. On the payment of $318 inter est and back taxes to D. B. William's, the holder of the mortgage in Massa chusetts, Peters was to have an exten sion of his loan in the year 1894. But in this case, as in the Evans case, the money has not yet reached the rightful owner; and the non-payment was again credited to the 'Top court." About this time this man Ilammond was editor of a Republican newspaper in Anthony; he was a Republican Con gressional committeeman. He was particularly severe on the Populist court; had much to say about repudi ators; preached honesty and integrity in his paper, and we presume he is still doing it in his Republican paper at Van Buren, Ark. But the tide has turned. The East ern men who have blamed the Popu list Judge so severely have just found out that the Judge was not to blame, in at least two cases, and we can tell of several more; but that their own party employes have been howling ca lamity and stealing their money, and now they are calling on Mr. Hammond for a settlement. We would like to ask our Republi can friends if these Republican editor lawyers stand-up-for-Kansas fellows have been doing much toward estab lishing the credit of Kansas with our Eastern creditors? Why, dear reader, these two cases, and there are others, have done ten times as much to hurt our credit as any act, resolution or law that can be laid to the Populist party. We ask our Republican fellows to quit howling repudiation, and throwing stones at the Pop court until yon have cast aside the thieves and lying leaders in your own party. If you have any thing to say in defense of this man Hammond and his stand-up-for-Kansas methods, we would like to hear from the Anthony Republican. Anthony Bulletin. Sheep on the Farm. Sheep will both feed and clothe a man, which is more than can be said of other farm animals. Many level headed farmers still believe in the poor, despised sheep, despite the low prices of recent years. The price of wool should not in fluence a farmer overmuch in his de cision as to keeping sheep, for if he has a good, large mutton sheep he la sure of a profit He cannot always have things his own way, and should look at all sides of a problem. Sheep will keep the clover cropped closely, and if this is done through the early part of the season the seed crop will be heavier from the late growth than any othe'r manner of handling it. The sheep can be fairly credited with this profit. It takes food to make wool as well as to make flesh. If growing sheep only, or mainly, for wool, it is just as necessary to feed well as though the main object was mutton. A sheep kept on starvation rations, even a part of the time, will not yield a good fleece. In ordinary circumstances no farmer should neglect feeding a certain num ber of sheep, if for no other reason than to consume and to convert into manure the roughness which would be otherwise wasted. All coarse fodder is more valuable for manure after it has passed through an animal. Wit cousin A grimlturist. Savins in Little Things. As a people we have not learned to save. We have yet to learn the art from those who are still cultivating the lands used by their grandfathers, ou the other side of the water. Necessity may some day teach this nation to look after little things. A truck farmer, from his culls and refuse, may feed as much stock as does a neighbor from the entire product of a like tract. The using of tools does not wear them out so rapidly as do rain, rust and ex posure. Because one has no tine barn or nicely built shed he is not excusable if he does not care for his implements of industry. He who will not provide some sufficient -makeshift will never see the day when he will be able to put up the good buildinga Throwing away the "seed end" of potatoes has been advocated on the assumpton that one thus reduces the tendency to produce small tubers.. Ex periments have not justified such a prac tice. In any event, before so doing a farmer should make a test by planting clusters of the eyes by themselves and noting the result. The gardener often grows two or three crops from the same land in one season. This is economy, for he manures so highly and cultivates so thoroughly for the first crop that the soil is filled with plant food which would be wasted away if something were hot planted to gather it up. Thus many of our fields might produce a late crop of something better than chick weed. Wisconsin Agricul turist. To Balse a Long: Lost Steamer. -Another attempt is to be made to raise the copper-laden steamer Pewabic, sunk in Thunder bay, Lake Huron, thirty years ago, in ISO feet, of water. The at tempt is to be made by the American Salvage & Wrecking Company, of this city, which has secured the right to use the patent diving bell invented by W. O. Smith, of this city. At a meeting of the stockholders of the company last night in the office of W.H. Starkweather it was reported that last week a success ful test of Mr. Smith's patent had been made in 220 feet of water in Milwaukee bay. It was said that there will be no trouble in working in water at a depth of from 200 to 300 feet. It was reported that the company had secured an option from the Chicago underwriters owning the Pewabic agreeing to allow the com pany CO per cent, of the cargo when de livered at the docks at Alpena. The company decided to accept the offer and will issue an extra list of stock to fit out an expedition which is to get to work at once. The Pewabic was sunk in a collison with the Meteor thirty years ago. The copper cargo is valued at about 100,000. It has been found impossible for divers to work at so great a depth of water as the Pewabio is in, and some years ago a well-known diver, Pelig, was killed in an attempt to raise the steamer. The bell to be used is built of steel of one inch in thickness and is six feet in diameter and eight feet in height. It weighs 13,000 pounds and is made to resist great pres sure. New York World. The Situation in Cloud. For the past several weeks we have been inquiring among Populists of this county as to their choice for Gov ernor, and from all the information we have received, we believe that four fifths of the members of our party are in favor of Col. W. A. Harris or some other good man. The party has no Gght on Lewelling, but it is not con sldered advisable to nominate him and thereby place the party in a defensive position. Whether the delegates from this county are instructed for him or not, we believe they will cast their votes for the nomination of Col. Harris for Governor. Concordia Kansan. Exporting Flonr is Sacks. A new feature in the Hour Industry has developed recently in Spokane's trade with (iuatemala. The Hour is now packed in 100-pound sacks, and, thus packed, is admitted free of duty to the ports of that country. Millers in Spokane have pushed their inter ests in Chili and Guatemala until the volume of business transacted la now quite important. This trade is In creasing rapidly and will soon assume large proportions. Ships load with flour and lumber at the various Puget Sound ports and return with cargoes of coffee and cocoa. The New York Sun puts it this way: "The Prohibitionists have captured most of the issues ever issued, and yet they are pining for more. It is strange that they haven't discovered that there is a President in bicycles. He may be too busy too appear this year, but he is more certain than fate. He will be full of good feeling, and his calves will be a benediction. All the wheels in the country will keep time with him. All the spheres of heaven will sing campaign songs for him. He will be elected unanimously. His platform will be encouragement to wheelmen. His stockings will be mote interesting than rainbows. His face will be calm, and as regular as an infant's breath. He will put the whole Supreme court on wheels. The Drys have more in dustry than ingenuity." The "Greater New York" bill which Governor Morton signed the other day gives that city a population of 3 mil lion people. It covers an area of 359 square miles, being the second largest city in area in the world. The greater city has 1,100 churches, ninety post offices (exclusive of stamp stations), a debt of 170 million dollars, a taxable property of 32,583,324,329, 37,000 busi ness houses, 130,000 dwellings, f,000 acres of parks, 900 miles of paved streets and as many of sewers, double that number of gas mains, 1,100 miles of street and elevated railroads, 1,100 hotels and 350 public schools. Lump Kock Salt. In lumps from 25 to 200 pounds; lasts four times as long as One salt. Na ture's own way of salting stock. Healthiest and most convenient way of salting. Dairy cattle should have access to salt every day. Feeding Rock Salt to dairy cattle will Increase your milk yield 20 per cent. Try It In V Vj3 I - 3 S I WIS Are often reauired to determine what shall be kept out" of a har vester than to say what shall "go into" it. It is so easy to do the wrong thing and the wrong thing has such an inviting appearance that less experienced manufacturers than the McCormick Co. frequent ly find themselves "putting their foot in it" and building a machine one season which they are obliged to abandon a season or two later. Because a good thing is a good thing in its place, it doesn't neces sarily follow that it is a good thing in a harvester or mower. Fight shy of the machine whose best recommend is that "it seems to have a bright idea" in its make up. Remember this every day in the year: McCormick Machines will work where others fail. The makers of McCormick Ma chines have been at it for sixty-five years. By long experience they nave found out how to build the best binders and mowers. The new McCormick Light-Running Open Klevator Harvwtt r and Hinder, the McCormick No. 4 Steel Mower and the McCormick Corn Harvester are unequalled for enpacity, light draft, efficiency of service and long life. Built, sold and guaranteed by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., Chicago. Agonta Everywhere. .iiiiimiiimiiiiiiiiiKilifiiiiiiiMiiiiiKi place of common line salt and note the result. Used and recommended by the largest dairymen and cattle raisers In the West. Ask your dealer for it, or write to Western Rock Salt Co., St. Louis, Mo. Republican Convention at St. Louis, Via Burlington Route. For the National Republican convention, at St. Louis, June 111, excursion tickets will be sold at very low rates over tho "Bur lington Route." ' This will bo tho greatest political gath ering slnco tho war. Preparations are being made for entertaining on a grand scale; scores of marching clubs in uniform will take part In the parades; all the prom inent Republicans of the country will be present. Wrlto to MaJ. C. C. Rainwater, 910 Washington Ave., Chairman of Hotel and Boarding House committee, la regard to your accommodations. Consult your Ticket Agent In regard to time and rates. L. W. Wakei.et, Gen. Pass. Agt., St. Louis, Mo. The Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly is already assured of a very large attend ance. The delightful musical and educational program is a surprise to all people, while the magnificent lecture platform will make it doubly impossible to stay away. Write to the Secretary for full program. In addressing advertisers invariably include every word and figure given in the address, as this will greatly aasist in insuring prompt delivery of your com munication to the appropriate depart ment.