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g 1897. :.: rye" .'" f?'?" 'T t1 i ,' WILLIAM ALFRED 1'EITER, The Farmers' U. S. Senator of Kansas Elected January 27th, 1891. Olio of the most agreeable duties which lias been assigned me for some time, is that of saying something of interest to the public of ex-Senator Peffer. So much has been written of his life, that extended reference to his life work would seem unnecessary. He is a Pennsylvania by birth, and is now 66 years old. He be gan life as a teacher, afterward becoming a farmer. Prior to the war he resided in Indiana, then in Missouri, and later in Illinois, from which State he enlisted in the army in 1862. He held numerous positions in the service. They were Sec ond Lieutenant, regimental quartermaster, and adjutant, post adjutant, Judge Advocate of a military commission, and depot quartermaster at Nashville. He was mustered out in 1865 and began the practice of law. at Clarksville, Tenn,, having studied during odd hours while In the army. In 1870, he came to Kansas and engaged in the newspaper and law business. His papers were the Fredonla Journal and Coffeyvllle Journal. He became a State Senator in 1874 and a Garfield Presidential Elector in 1880. In 1881, he became editor of the Kansas Farmer, from which position he retired to become a United States Senator In 1891. When his term expired, last March, he became editor of the Advocate. The new management of the paper has beep fortunate in securing his services for its Farm department, a line of work in whn-h he is an authority. The writer has, by association, come to know the Senator well. It is to hi3 credit that every man who was ever Intimately acquainted with him has become a life-long friend. As an employer he wins the unqualified respect and esteem of his employes. No man employed by him ever had good reason to complain of un just treatment at his hands. Although careful and economical in financial mat ters, he was never known to complain about a bill for labor, his customary re mark being, "I have no doubt you have earned it and more." A man who is more considerate of the rights, feelings and views of others does not live. When work Is allotted to him It i3 always ready promptly and is done well. He is a great lover of home and spends very little if any time except there and at his place of business. He is temperate in all things, having the simplest and most sensible habits. Method and system are found in all of his work. His knowledge of work in which he has been engaged, whether In public or private life, covers the minutest details. In the Senate he was a "walking encyclopedia," and was consulted about matters requiring information relative to public affairs by his fellow Senators more generally than any other Senator, with the possible excep tion of a few of the old veterans who had been there for a lifetime. He is not a politician in the sense that the word is now used. He could not adapt himself to modern political methods, which is to his credit. His idea of the line of a public officer's duty was to do that which, after mature consideration, seemed to be right, and trust to the people to indorse his action. With his retirement from public life the people lost the services of a clean, honest, honorable man and a most faithful and untiring worker in their interest. J. W. MORPHY. Are Both Guilty of Plagiarism? It has been discovered that the Thanksgiving proclamation or Gov ernor Stephens, of Missouri, and Gov ernor Pingree, of Michigan, are almost identically the same. It is clear that one was a rewriting of the other or that they are both copied from a third. Gov ernor Stephens says that his was writ ten four days before Pingree's was given out. Pingree says he was very busy, and asked the Secretary of ' State to prepare it. The Secretary of State nays that he looked back over a lot of old proclamations and selected one is sued by ex-Governor Rich as a suitable one, and signed Pingree's name to it and gave it out. Stephens must, there fore, have taken his from the same proclamation. At any rate the inci dent will cause both Governors unlim ited embarrassment. During the session of the National Grange at Harrisburg, Pa., last week, an Indiana delegate reported that the Grange fire insurance companies of his State were now carrying J45.000.000 worth of property, with a saving to the Grange members of 50 per centum. The best Thanksgiving -dinner in To peka will be served at Mrs. Wiley's cafe, 117 E. Eighth ave. Only 35 cents. H. H. Underwood, car repairer in the Jamestown shops of the Central Branch, has a 100-pound turtle which will take the place of a large number of turkeys at Jamestown to-morrow. A SINGLE TRIP FARE Plus $2 is cost of round trip ticket via Santa Fe Route to principal points in Arkansas, Arizona, Indian Territory, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas provided ticket is purchased on December 7, 1897. Liberal limits and stop-over privileges. Passengers arriving at Chicago by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway can, by the new Union Elevated Loop, reach any part of the city, or for a 5-cent fare can be taken Immediately to any of the large stores in the down-town dis trict. A train will stop at the Rock Island "station every minute. These fa cilities can only be offered by the "Great Rock Island Route." Address JOHN SEBASTIAN, G. P. A., . - Chicago, POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS. 1 WHH-'!-HH! WhH- I-l-I-l ! I-H ? In a recent issue of the Chicago Rec ord appeared a large number of letters from Congressmen expressing them selves in favor of postal savings banks. Here are some of the declarations: Representative Mann, Illinois (Repub lican) "I am earnestly in favor of a postal savings bank system. It would help the poor; it would encourage thrift; It would add to the ordinary desire to save money; it would make people be lieve that their savings were secure from swindlers and speculators." Senator Allen, Nebraska (Populist) "The scheme as a whole la feasible and in the line of what the-Populist party and its adherents have advocated for years." Representative Vincent, Kansas (Pop ulist) "I have been advocate of such a system for many years and am surprised it has not been put into operation by our lawmakers long ago. The system has everything to recommpnd it, and I have yet to hear one reasonable objection to it." Senator iidze. Massachusetts (Repub lican) "When I first entered Congress I introduced a bill (1877) for the estab lishment of postal savings banks, but as I met with but little support I did not press it at that time. I thoroughly be lieve in the establishment of these banks and shall be more than glad to do any thing I can to forward any practical measure relating to them." Representative Cummlngs, New York (Democrat) "I have carefully read the bill sent me for the . establishment of postal savings banks in the United States and am with you heart and soul." Representative Bartholdt, Missouri (Republican) "I have myself 'fathered' such a measure in each of the last three Congresses. I sincerely trust that the Fifty-fifth Congress will not adjourn without having put some such law on the statute books." Senator Wilson, Washington (Repub lican) "I am heartily in favor of the es tablishment of postal savings banks in tho United States, and shall render such service to bring about their establish ment in this country as may be in my power." Representative Strode, Nebraska (Re publican)"! am in favor of the estab lishment of postal savings banks in this country." Representative Jones, Washington (Populist) "I have for many years been convinced that a system of postal sav ings banks would be highly beneficial to the people, and the government could en gage In no more laudlble undertaking than that of encouraging thrift and econ omy among our citizens of limited means by furnishing them an opportunity for safe and convenient investment of their savings." Representative Taylor, Ohio (Repub lican) "I. am heartily in favor of the es tablishment of such banks." , Representative Landla, Indiana (Re publican) "The people generally are be coming greatly interested in the subject, and I have no doubt that a postal sav ings bank bill will be passed next ses sion. It seems strange that such a bill was not passed long ago. It offers great stimulus to thrift and industry and will make money-savers and home-builders of tens of thousands of people who would give no thought of the morrow,' so far as laying up money is concerned." Representative Lewis, Washington (Populist) "I have been a constant ad vocate of the system for the last five years." Senator Carter, Montana (Republican) "I have for many years been favorable to a system of postal savings banks and hope to be able to assist in the enast ruent of a wiBe law having that end In view." Representative Norton, Ohio (Demo crat)"! am heartily in accord with the general idea, for I deem it patriotic and of general benefit to the people." Representative Taylor, Alabama (Dem ocrat) I am heartily in favor of a postal savings bank system and will take great pleasure In giving my support to such a measure at the ensuing December term of Congress." - Of Course, Bobbers Prefer Gold. November 8. Burglars, unobserved and unmolested, blew open the safe In the State bank at Vermillion, taking $2,200 in gold and paper money. The silver was left only because it was too heavy to carry. The foregoing dispatch was taken from the Kansas City Journal, Novem ber 9. It gives a pretty good reason for a larger use of silver, although it was printed in a paper that does not advo cate the free coinage of silver. Eureka Union. THIS WEEK'S MARKETS. Kansas City Grain. Kansas City, Nov. 22. WHEAT Slow, about steady. No. 1 hard, 84085c; No. 3. 78082c; No. 4, 76 SOc; No. 1 red, 92c; No. 3, 86088c; No. 4, S408Gc; No. 2 spring, 81Vic; No. 3, 78ft SOc. CORN Active, steady. No. 2 mixed, 23,423Vfcc. OATS-Firm, fairly active. No. 2 white, 21K2iy4c RYE Firm. No. 2, 43V&C. HAY Steady. Choice timothy, $8.50 8.75; choice prairie, $707.25. BUTTER Unchanged. Creamery, 18 020c; dairy, 10315c. EGGS Higher. Fresh candled, 17c; ' storage, 13c. Kansas Oity Live Stock. CATTLE Receipts, 6,000. Market fteady to strong. Texas steers, $2.60 3.90; Texas cows, $203.30; native steers, $3.2504.95; native cows and heifers, $1.5004; stockers and feeders, $304.35; bulls, $2.4003.50. HOGS Receipts, 7,000. Market steady to 5 c higher.. Bulk of sales, $3.4003.45; heavies, $3.2503.47; packers, $3,250 3.40; mixed, $3.4003.50; lights, $3,250 3.50; yorkers, $3.4503.50; pigs, $2,900 3.42V4. SHEEP Receipts, 2,000. Market firm. Lambs, $4.5005.75; muttons, $2.5004.75. REPRESENTATIVE SALES. No. Wt. 19 Texas steers 1140 22 Texas cows 1091 18 native steers 1392 21 native cows and heifers . . 911 47 stockers and feeders 602 7 bulls 879 Fr. $3.90 3.20 4.95 4.00 4.35 3.50 The best Thanksgiving dinner -in To peka will be served at Mrs. Wiley's cafe, 117 E. Eighth ave. Only 35 cents. FIFTEEN HOURS QUICKER TIME And many miles shorter distance, in ad dition to a daily service of Pullman' palace and tourist sleepers and free chair cars to Loa Angeles are a few of the advantaged offered only by the Santa Fe Route. Any rron Wishing to know the truth In regard to their health should not fall to Becd for a valuable and new 64-pago Booklet which will be sent FREE for a short, time to those who mention this' paper. 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