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THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS.
1397. 6 Iftmiolpal Ownership Wins. Neodesha, Kas., November 18. This city has Just voted at a special election on a proposition to vote bonds for a waterworks and natural gas plant, to be owned by the municipality. Both propositions were carried, the vote for the former being 349 to 35 and for the latter 323 to 59. This election occurs in accordance with the provisions of the public utilities bill passed by the last Legislature. Natural gas Is abundant in that locality and city ownership should prove a profitable Investment for the city. Reform School Investigation. The Board of Charities has beeu in vestigating charges and counter-charges in connection with the management of the Reform School at Topeka. As a re sult Superintendent Hart nas been ex onerated. Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Gilmore, of Chase county, and Mr. and Mrs. Ash and John Douglas were removed. The Board seems disposed to let the heads of charitable institutions have an oppor tunity to demonstrate their ability or lack of ability, as the case may be, to handle their work. Then if, after being given the opportunity to do things their own way, they fail they will be removed. ' A McNall Suit Withdrawn. The New York Life Insurance Com pany has withdrawn its damage suit against Superintendent McNall. The at torneys for the company say that the company 13 doing more business in the State than it ever did hence it could not prove that McNall's failure to Issue a li cense had damaged it any, and state that McNall is now treating it fairly. McNall .says: "It has reached a time when the companies would have to go to trial. The issues would have to soon be tried, and they did not care to do that. I have always considered the damage suit a bluff to frighten my bondsmen. "I do not know what the New York Life means by saying that I have been treating them fairly. They have no li cense to do business in Kansas any more than any of the other companies, and I have no intention of Issuing them one." Socialists Organize. The Socialist Labor party which has been organized for several years in the East and which has grown considerable there is organizing in Kansas. Four organizations or sections, as they are called, have been made-in the vicinity of Pittsburg, and these have effected a State organization. The meeting was attended by about 100 persons, thirty of whom were delegates. The Socialist Labor organization is a political party and has an executive committee with headquarters at Pittsburg. A Socialist Educational Society, a State organiza tion which afllliates with no party but lias for Its object the development and concentration of sentiment In favor of collective ownership of public utilities, was also organized. While the work wil be as outlined attention will be given also to general socialistic propaganda. The meeting was an enthusiastic and earnest one. Interesting Stock Gossip. The report of Inspector McCoy, lo cated at the Kansas City stock yards, contains many things of interest to Kan sas people. One satisfactory thing is that not a single case of Texas fever has developed from cattle inspected at Kan sas City. Of the cattle shipped Into Kansas from the yards fully three-fifths have gone to the north part of the State. The smallest number comparatively has none to the southeast part of the State. Most of these feeders have gone out In small lots and there is an unusually small amount of bunching in large herds. A large part of these cattle will be roughed through the winter and put on full feed next summer. Twenty thou sand and eighty-seven head of cattle have been brought from the South and Southwest Into Kansas; 140,027 head have been brought into the State by rail from the Kansas City yards; 419,837 head of Kansas cattle were sold at the Kansas City yards during July, August, September and October. Why Government Should Own the Tele . phone. In the November 17 issue of the To peka Dally Capital, owned by Banker John It. Mulvane, there appeared an edi torial advocating government ownership of the telegraph. The editorial was not written by and is not exactly In accord with his ideas. He says of the matter In "an Interview that "the government -should own the telephones. The tele phone, is essentially the instrument of communication which can best be used by the masses. Farmers don't use the telegraph. It requires that the person using it should condense his meaning into the fewest possible words, and the mass of people cannot do that. That is the reason that I believe that it would be better for the government to have con trol of the telephones than the telegraph system. Let the government take hold of something that will benefit the masses. The telegraph is used almost exclusively by business men." These views are rather surprising. coming from a man who has much money invested in a big telephone com pany. Ex-Governor Eskridge Demands a New Deal. The Republican party, to win in the next State election, must take an ag gressive position in its platform in favor of Buch measures as will protect the people from unjust discriminations and extortions in the conduct of their general business, of whatever, kind or character, whether by Individuals, com panies or corporations. The old "ship of state" must be manned by new men, free from taint and antagonism. The Republican State convention must open the way for other Republicans besides those who belong to the Federal gang. The members of the gang have had their day. They have received their reward fully up to their deserts. But put the old gang back and close the door on new men, and the Pops will have a walk over. New men must have a chance at the pie counter, or there will be trouble in the ranks. The old barnacles must be scraped off the old ship and the rats run out. We must present first-class candi dates, and the. management of the cam paign should be placed in new hands. The Weylers of the party must be re called and given a rest. The Federal office-holders should attend strictly to the duties that devolve upon them, and, in the event of Republican success in the State, they must be content with what they have and leave the State pat ronage for cleaner hands to handle. There are some of us that don't care about office, but we are going to do what we can to insure fair play In the distribu tion of State patronage, if the party wins in the election next fall. The hog In politics must be driven to the rear, and we will be delighted to help do it for the good of the party. Emporia Repub lican. Editorial Gossip. A brilliant meteoric display was wit nessed at Santa Barbara, Cal., Novem ber 17. The Ruskin Co-operative Colony in Tennessee has 220 members and Is stead ily growing and prospering. Croker is inclined to push Mayor-elect Van Wyck of New York for the Demo crat nomination for Vice-President. Immigration officials have refused to admit six Mohammedans to this country because of their belief in polygamy. Hal Lewis, of Georgia, who nominated Bryan at Chicago, has been appointed Judge of the Supreme court of that State. Senator Elkins (Rep.) says that it will be impossible to obtain a majority in the Senate for Secretary Gage's currency bill. Senator Morgan, of Alabama, who has Just returned from Hawaii, says that the annexation of these islands is a national duty. The Oklahoma Press Association has adopted resolutions favoring the im mediate admission of that Territory as a State. A Chicago branch of the Social De mocracy is taking active steps to pre vent the admission of anarchists to its meetings. The Eniporia Republican says that the gold being shipped to this country is merely part of the baggage of General Prosperity. The National Stock Growers' conven tion meets at Denver January 25, 26 and 27. All breeders and owners of stock are invited. Secretary Bliss Urges that work on the next census be soon begun in order that the results may be given to the public more promptly. A wreck, in which one person was killed and twenty-two were Injured, oc curred on the Memphis near Wilford, Ark., last Thursday. The Italian government has made a contract with a Cincinnati firm for 15, 000,000 pounds of tobacco, to be fur nished during the next year.. The Rochester (N. Y.) Savings Bank has gone into voluntary liquidation. Honestly conducted private savings banks can make little money. It was deemed necessary to guard the person of Phil Armour, the pork mag nate, to prevent a crazed speculator who had lost, from killing him. Ex-Secretary W. C. Whitney thinks that if the Democrats change the Issues in 1900 that they can win. This would mean a return to mossback Democracy. A meeting of the "middle of the road" Populist national committee was hold at St. Louis, November 23. A policy for the next campaign will be mapped out. An anti-foot ball bill has passed the Georgia Senate "and House and awaits the Governor's signature. It prohibits games where nn admission fee is charged. Alva (Okla.) Review: Tha Populist party is not a machine for getting office or plunder but for the propagation of the doctrine of "equal rights to all and special privileges to none." Assistant Attorney General Barrett has rendered an opinion in which ho holds that local Income tax cannot be levied on government officers. The case decided was from Gastonla, N. C. District Judge Scott, of Omaha, has been cited to apjwar before the Ne braska Supreme court on a charge of contempt. He declined to enforce an order of the court in a receivership case. Kentucky silver Democrats held a con ference last Friday to devise plans to keep up the educational work along sil ver lines and to discuss election law re forms. Bryan and National Chairman Jones were in attendance; A new rule adopted by the railroads prohibits the transportation of passen gers under any circumstances on freight trains. This rule is now in effect east of the Mississippi river and will be en forced In the West after January 1. Parsons Eclipse: The Democrat who pins his faith upon Tammany or New York is going to have to face a propo sition to straddle the money question in the next campaign, and that is a sugges tion no advocate of free coinage of silver will listen to. It now appears that Mr. Sovereign's resignation as general master workman of the Knights of Labor was submitted In order to give him an unrestricted op portunity to run for President next year. He says that if Bryan Is a candidate that he will ask for second place. Chairman Roselle, of the Missouri Populist State central committee, Is charged with having withdrawn a candi date for judge at St. Louis in favor of a Democrat in consideration of a dona tion of $1,000 to the State committee's treasury. Roselle denies the charife. John L. Farwell, a Concord, N. II., banker has failed and the Protestant Episcopal church loses about $50,000. The money was invested unprofltably and carelessly in the West,' but the Western creditors will be blamed more than the reckless banker whose injudicious work caused the trouble. In his annual report, Mr. Bliss, Secre tary of the Interior, says that the In dians number 177,178, located on 177 reservations containing 33,404,837 acres Si Mr Av'.W Mv.v , i. f mm Fr$ 8-A Vcedorfet Stt-ta Big . nil RIJIh Pinna,. PI .. -r.tll .1. fl.4 bUMMl VttiiWl, r.iijJuuiwiiwSI, tin, DiRoktiEKM of the Kidney and hladricr ratine BRWHT'S DIS USE, RHEUMATISM. GRAVEL PAIN I U& RACK, FEMALE COM PLAINTS, URINARY DISORDERS, DROPSY, etc. Forthesediwases POSITIVE SPECIFIC CURE Ik found in a new botanical dlscov cry, tbo wonderful KAVA-K AVA HHKl'B. called by botanists, me pintr manymcum, ijujK'l'yyi f:i 1 MuiuiiiauuuKruriTer, ' lixWihiw extraordinary record It, ruVmufM of I'JOU hORniLal Mill's Wolfbon, itm HampAir In iW "lays. It acts directly on Hie Kid neys and cures by draining out of tho Blood tbe poisonous Uric Arid, Urates, Litbates, etc., which cause tbe diseased conditions. Kev. John 11. WaUon, test I Hen In the AVim York World, that It auved him from tboedgeof the grave when dying of Kidney dlneuse. The venerable Mr. Jon. Whlttcn, of wolf boro, New Hampshire, at tho age of eighty-five, grate fully writes of his cure of lropey, swelling of the feet, and Kidney and Bladder disease by the Kava-Kava tihrub. Many Indies also testify to its wonderful curative powers In dis orders peculiar to womanhood. That you mav Judge of the valuo of this Grtai HfH-cifiti for yourself, we will send you one Large Case by Mall FREE, only asking that when cured yourself you wlTi recommend It to others. It l a Surt Simcltic uhi! run Hot fail. Ad drew. The Church Kidney Cure Company, No. 409 Fourth Avenue, New York City. Mention this iwper. , of land, lie says that a few Indians have formed an aristocracy and control most of the lands. In this they have merely patterned after their white brothers. Tom Piatt has issued a statement.rela- tlve to the charge that the ReptfCioan organization of which he is the boss, Is responlsble for the election of the Tam- nmnv CH.nrilria.tf fnr Mayor. In It h says that the Republicans were ready and willing to form a union with Low's followers but only In the.way ot a Re publican basis and that union wag pre vented by Low's adherents. The New York World's Honolulu cor respondent reports that there la a "secret but perfect understanding between some of the largest land-owners and com mercial monopolists here and certain United States Senators to get Hawaii Into the union as quickly as possible. Some of them hopo to see It done before1 Christmas." President Dole admits that the Hawaiian Republic cannot survive unless it Is annexed to thls country. Trouble in the Wichita Country. M L, Hews, who proposes to lead a uumberof miners Into the Wichita moun tains in the Indian Territory for pros pecting purposes, has been warned by the troops that he will not be permitted to do so. He has Issued an addre'Bs to his men stating that on November 11 this reservation legally reverted to the gov ernment, and that he and other citizens have a perfect right to go there, and that If the troopB fire on his party it will be without warrant of law and will be met with resistance. The Wichita mountains are in the Kiowa and Comanche coun try and are believed to contain gold. ( if v fx 4 DR. VOif IIELLEBEN, GERMAN AMBASSADOR. Dr. Von Ilelleben, the new ambassador to the United States, was German Min ister to tliis country from March 7, IW2, to September 4, WJ. lie is said to be a loan of high intelligence and an experienced diplomat who speaks English flaeatly. ;