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JANUARY 19. .f il.itntnt.it i.Ti.tu CONCERNING KANSAS, $ BY J. W. MORPHY. - ...;4.h-1"I"HH"H'-I"I"M' I 11 M-M-4" Two Arkansas City banks have con solidated. Two gamblers have been convicted at Hutchinson. Atchison has a newly organlzod com mercial club. Butler county never Issued bonds for any purpose. Sallna business men want the police force Increased. The Board of Trade at Chanute has been reorganized. Heavy enow fell along the Central Branch last week. Sam Jones lectured at several points in Kansas last week. The State University has a new pipe organ which coat $3,000. Ex-Governor Martin's mother Is still living. She Is 88 years old. The Wichita Commoner joins In the criticisms of the Board of Charities. The Salvation Army has established a food and shelter home at Wichita. , Congressman Curtis will deliver an address at the Kanaas day banquet. The Paola Times says that Boyle can not be spared even for the sake of har mony. Don N. Wllllts, of Fralonia, has been appointed as office deputy of Marshal Sterne. Stenography and typewriting will be taught In the Dickinson county high Bcbool. A Rice county man, who sold his farm and went to Jerusalem last year, has re turned. The sentiment In opposition to the metropolitan police law seems to be growing. The Sedan Lance is opposed to taking nny of the present State officers off of the ticket. Dr. Campbell, of Cherryvale, who Is afraid of hanks, hid 720 in his house. Thieves got it. "We have got to get together" talk Is prevalent in Republican circles. They are right about it. The Olathe Herald has been sold to C M. Norris, who will convert It Into a Republican papor. The snow storm last week was gen eral all over Kansas. It Improved wheat prospects materially. Dan Anthonv savs that a reorganiza tion of the Republican party is not only desirable but it Is necessary. Legal steps will be taken at Welling ton to compel children between the ages of 7 and 14 years to go to school. John F. Wllllts was a Kansas rep resentative at the middle-of-the-road conference at St. Lduis last week. Major Hood, of Emporia, has formally announced that he Is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor. Every one who Is not openly support ing the Prohibition party Is in league with the devil, according to the Ful crum. The county printing was awarded to five Republican papers In Pottawaomle county. The county pays 80 per cent, of legal rates. The Belolt Call Bays that the ilanna Senatorial contest was an insignificant affair compared with the postofflce fight In that town. Judge Burnette, of Wellington, who was succeeded by Judge W. T. McBrlde last week, has gone to St. Joseph to 1 practice law. Sam Peters has gone to Washington to help push the bill giving Kansas a new Judicial district. Peters la to be the new Judge. Foreign life Insurance companies are not having as easy a time in the State courts as they enjoyed before Federal Judge Williams. Billy Sterne became United States Marshal last Thursday He Bays that no changes will be made in his force until a little later on. ' State Superintendent Stryker has fixed July 1, July 29 and August 26 as the dates for the opening of county normal Institutes this year. Jerry Simpson says that Bryan will be renominated In 1900 and will get nearly the solid vote of the Democrat and Populist parties. t Clay county Republicans are warm because ex-Congressman Calderhead has iI,,I"I"I'I,I"IWMI,"IlJ" recommended a sliver Republican for postmaster at Wakefield. Under the new stock quarantine regu lations all of Missouri is placed In the Kafe area while all of Arkansas Is In the quarantined district. Southwest KansaB millers complain that exports of wheat can not be sent through promptly. On this account they are losing business. The Leavenworth Times says that the Nemaha delegation will be for Bailey as first choice and for Curtis In the event that Bailey can't win. Rufe Cone Is very much displeased over the removal of Police Commis sioner Furnish, of Wichita. He says It will cost the Governor 1,500 votes. Rice county will convert a Lyons ho tel Into a county Jail. So many Kansas Jails are empty J.hat a cheap second hand one might have been Becured. Itev. F. E. Moore, pastor of the Harper Baptist church, suffered a Btroke of par alysis while in his pulpit last Sunday ntght. He died a few minutes after. County printing rows are breaking out In various part3 of the State. People should boycott the papers which con tinue the fight In more than one Issue. The Capital says that the majority of the Republican farmers, who attended the agricultural meetings last week, fa vored Beaton and Hessin for Governor. A writer for a London paper who Is touring the United States says that he finds a less friendly feeling toward Eng land In the West and South than la the East. The Chanute Blade says that the his tory of ex-officials of Neosho county shows that half of them went out of office weaker financially than when they went in. Attorney General Boyle has Issued a letter to County Attorneys asking them to prosecute agents of Insurance com panies who are doing business without a license. .Last year there were 2.2G9 liquor li censes Issued by the government In Kan bus. Thl3 exceeds the total number is sued in Arkansas, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Marshal Sterne has named Fred Trigg, of Garnett, as his Wichita deputy. Trigg Is a newspaper man, whose good for tune Is a source of satisfaction to the pres3 'gang. Postmaster Barnes, of Kansas City, Kas., one of Leland's henchmen, follows the example of the Kansas boss by ap pointing his son and daughter to places l;i the office. It seems that the reason why O. W. Hendee did not continue In the service of the Nebraska Independent was that he sold mileage which had been Issued on that paper's account. In his speech at the silver conference last week Ed Little said he went Into revolt after the St. Louis convention, that he is still In revolt and proposes to Btay In revolt all his life. A few years of administration of the Attorney General's office as it is now conducted will result In the development of a sentiment In favor of multiplying the present salary by four. T. H. Brundage retires from the Paola Times and has been succeeded by J. T. Hlghley, who bought the paper of State Treasurer . Heflebower, Mr. Brundage having operated it under a lease. Phillips county, controlled by Repub licans, paid 99.50 more for the printing of the ballots a year ago tfian Shawnee county did. Shawnee has a voting pop ulation of four times that of Phillips. County Attorney Widby, of Crawford county, has brought a proceeding in the Supreme court to oust ex-County Clerk Eclcer (Rep.), who was defeated at the last election but who refuses to vacate. In order to prevent the Supreme court from ousting him from the office of County Commissioner, A. L. Perry, Le land's nephew, has not qualified. By his failure to do bo Cyrus Is still in office. Jim Orr says that there will be no fusion if the Democrats are not given representation on the ticket. Orr's cre dentials should be examined kith a view to finding out how he got into the game. The receiver of the Belleville Bank is advertising the assets for sale. Among the other. Items is a judgment against J. R. Burton for 14,667.85 with interest from December 17, 1895, at 8 per cent It would be interesting to. know what It brings. The Kansas Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of Dickinson county, a com paratively young concern, is prospering. Mutual insurance is cheap and reliable if the companies are honestly, managed. Treasurer Heflebower is paying off all the warrants which piled up while there was a deficit In the general fund. He will leave a much larger balance in the treasury than there was when he went in. Bill Hackney is a big gun among Ohio Democrats. He was recently directed by a conference of prominent Democrats to appoint a committee to submit a plan of reorganization of the party to the next State convention. Republican papers state that J. K. Cubbison and Dick Blue have gone into a combination by which Cubbison Is to go to Congress from the Second district and Dick Is to be Congressman-at-large. Neither will win. Bank Commissioner Breidenthal says that of the 100 banks that have failed during his term of office not one was embarrassed because of bad loans to farmers. In every case It had been be cause of loans to speculators. Governor Leedy has asked the rail roads to give $15,000 to a fund for a Kansas exhibit at Omaha. He reasons that they can better afford to give than anybody else as they will get a greater proportion of the direct benefits. Ex-Governor Click says that the oppo sition to the Republican party will fuse at the coming election but not on a re submission platform. He says that the gold Democrats will name a ticket but that it will only get about 1,200 votes. Fred Funston, son of the ex-Congressman from the second, has returned from Cuba where he has been serving in the Insurgent army. He Is badly wounded and is in a New York hospital. He will come west as soon as he Is able to do so. The Kansas City stock yards has adorted a rule that all stock brought to the yards to be sold shall be placed in pens on the Missouri side and be sold there. This prevents, the enforcement of the rates provided under the Kansas law. A certificate of election don't count for anything in Crawford county. At any rate a citizen, who has a certificate of election and who received a majority of the votes cast at the last election, Is un able to. get possession of the office of County Clerk. Mr. Ellis wants Beloit people to vote on postmaster, which leads the Osborne Farmer to suggest that If all of the towns In the district had had this kind of an opportunity the defeated candi dates would not all have been against Ellis' renomlnatlon. Wabaunsee and Coffey counties are the only ones in the Fourth district which have no candidate for the Repub lican nomination for Governor. The light is becoming so warm that there Is talk of petitioning Charley Curtis to move into the district. A fool provision of law 13 that which provides that jurors In an Insanity case gets no fees unless the person on trial is declared to be insane. Too many men would rather vote to send a sane man to the asylum than to lose the fee due them for their service on the Jury. The Phoenix Insurance Company has withdrawn from the State because its business will not warrant It "to remain In the field under the onerous laws and regulations affecting insurance compa nies." If this company can't stand hon est supervision it will not be missed. Governor Leedy has removed J. W. Furnish, police commissioner at Wich ita, and appointed H. G. Toler as his successor. It now transpires that Toler Ss ineligible because he has not resided at Wichita three years, which residence Is necessary to legally hold the office. Attorney General McKenna favorably recommends the scheme to divide Kan sas into two Federal judicial districts. He suggests that if a bill could be passed which would enable Judge Foster to re tire that one strong, vigorous Judge might do all of the business of the State. The visit of Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Brlgham to Topeka last week was the occasion for a private statement that the national department is about to adopt a number of Secretary Coburn's ideas with respect to crop re ports. Kansas is proud of Mr. Coburn. Clyde Mattox, who was in the peni tentiary for life for killing a negro in Oklahoma, has been pardoned by Pres ident McKlnley. Mattox Is quite a young man but he has killed several people. His conviction was in the Federal court and he was sentenced to be hung, but hla mother, Mrs. Hatch, who never ceased working for his release, got Pres ident Cleveland to commute his sentence to life Imprisonment. Webb McNall denies the vagrant Btorles, which are going the rounds of the Republican press, In which he Is made to appear to be displeased with Boyle's legal actions against insurance companies. He says that he Is in per fect harmony with Boyle's legal cam paign against insurance companies. Ex-State Superintendent Stanley is a candidate for Superintendent of the In dian schools. It Is being urged that he Is a western man and is necessarily bet ter fitted for the place. The place should be given to Kansas, but not to Stanley on the false pretense that he knows any more about Indian schools than any body else does. Governor Leedy says that if Kansas City had built the Pittsburg & Gulf rail road that It would have been,, the great est Investment the city ever made. It would have given It control of the ship ment of grain and produce to the Gulf and It could have made rates which would have insured Its supremacy as the commercial center of the West. Emmett Tiffany, who has become well known to Kansans as editor of the Fort Scott Lantern and also of the Wichita Commoner, died December 19 at Merlda, Yucatan. He had been In Mexico for , several months, where he has been em ployed by H. Ffsk, a commission mer chant of Monterey. He was a bright, talented man, whose efforts were always In the direction which he believed to be right. Walter N. Allen favors the organiz ation of what he calls a farmers' trust. He says that the farmers could organize, elect a farmer's congress and have It pass a law prohibiting the export of any farm product until the foreign demand would greatly increase prices. This country produces such a large propor tion of the world's farm products that It would cause a shortage and conse quent Increase in price. Five years ago the Republicans of Kansas arbitrarily secured a majority of the lower house of the Legislature by securing the recognition of certificates of election without regard to whether the certificates were legally or illegally Issued. Now the Republican County Clerk of Crawford county Insists that he is entitled to the office notwithstanding the fact another man has a certificate ot election and is backed by a majority of the votes of the county. The girl's societies at the University have declared a boycott on students who drink. The taking of this action indi cates foo great indulgence in booze on the part of the young men. The Law rence Jeffersonian intimates that the boys are not much to blame as some of the professors indulge themselves. If this were out at the Agricultural Col lege Republican papers would be full of stories about the depravity of Populist discipline, but the University is con trolled by Republicans and they keep still. The Belolt Call publishes a letter from a wholesale grocery house to a Belolt merchant in which the ways of the trav eling agent, who sells direct to farmers, Is explained. Sugar, soda, package cof fee and a few other things are sold at less than cost to "catch" the farmer. Then everything else Is put In at big prices. Then 7 per cent. Is added for freight. This is about three times what the freight actually 13. All of the busi ness Is done with the expectation that the customer will never buy of the house again. It Is a skin game all through. Charles F. Scott raises a question of party policy and wants to know whether Mr. Coburn can make a speech. If he can he shows a disposition to approve his boom. In this connection Mr. Scott observes that a candidate for Governor in a close State must be able to talk and Incidentally observes that inability to make a pleasing speech defeated Mor rill for re-election. Mr. Scott Is abso lutely right. If the Republicans go into the next campaign with an old grand mother speech-maker at the head of the ticket a count of the votes will be un necessary. , Successful Physicians. We heartily recommend Dr. Hathaway & Co., of 70 Dearborn St., Chicago, 111., as being perfectly reliable and remark ably successful in the treatment of chronic diseases of men and women. They cure where others fail. 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