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l v ss! . k A rrr Devoied to rhe 5ar interests or the Home, the 5hop and the firm Tenth Year. No. 9. OFFICIAL STATE PAPKIt. ! VEAK. TOPEKA, KANSAS, MARCH 2, 1898. EVERY WEDNESDAY. l'KICK FIVE CKXIS. BUTTER MEN GATHER. The National Convention at Topeka is a Success and Gives Kansas Much Valuable Information. The greatest educational meeting which has assembled in Kansas in many years was the National Buttermakers' convention at Topeka last week. It brought to the notice of Kansas people all of the latest improvements in butter making. In doing this it gave them In formation with respect to a line of busi ness which must be greatly developed in Kansas before its farmers and dairymen will be securing full the benefits of their efforts. The exhibits were nearly all In place Monday but the convention did not begin until the arrival of the majority of the delegates, Tuesday. They came on spe cial trains from everywhere, Beemlngly. The people of Topeka were agreeably : surprised .at the large number of people who appeared In line In the parade which was headed by Marshall's band. There were fully 700 in Hue. All of the States of the West, Northwest and East which are interested at all in this line were represented. The State delegations were especially strong and they were very enthusiastic In their praises of the re sources and attainments of their respec tive States. Philadelphia had a delega Hon of twenty-three. Boston was also well represented. The session Tuesday was opened with an address of welcome by Governor Leedy. Mayor Fellows also welcomed the Visitors. C. H. Pattison spoke In a welcoming vein on the part of the cream ery men. Secretary Coburn's address of welcome as a representative of the agricultural Interests was very good. He said: "You have no doubt heard of the land of Canaan, the land flowing with milk and rich In honey. As the special spokes man of the men who produce the milk and the women who are our honey, I am here to announce that you have reached It; that we are favored by your presence arid delighted to bid you hail, to show you the warmth of our hearts and extend to you our glad thanks. "You have heard much, at long range, of general prosperity; as one of his hard est working press agents it is now my pleasing privilege tc tell you that you are now his guests; and that he has not simply 'arrived,' but lives here, and he authorizes me to welcome you in his name to his ranch his favorite hacienda. We are really glad and proud to have you here with us in Kansas, come from where you may. We recognize in you the legitimate lubricators of life's lead ing luxuries. Whatever we have is yours. "If you don't see what you want, leave your order and we will have It forwarded C. 0. D., P. D. Q. You all need salt; na ture has made Kansas the depository of the purest and best yet discovered the salt of the earth. If you' Mlnnesotans want more of our Kansas wheat from which to go on making your famous Minneapolis high patent flour we will grow it for you. If you Kentucklans want more of our corn to make more of your satin-finish but soul-destroying sour mash we can forthwith send you 200,000,000 bushels by fast freight. It you New Yorkers wish a revised and Improved Issue of Orange county butter and Herkimer county cheese, a hundred tea ... WA NO--... m -i- it. t'i n nv ... PiiTtcunr; K X m m m mm , to Lie amount 1,7 THE WEAR COAL CO.. OPERATORS AND SHIPPERS. Pittsburg (as.. Please deliver t.. I . . . iosj ....... m Due and payable at tbeCompaDy's office. rwiADS tU 4 Mzl Dae bill Untied to the miner and dliwounted by the hank for the coal company. ( Nee page X.) Kansas counties will send it to you by lightning express; if you need more po tatoes from which to make an Improved Oswogo staroh keep your eye on Kansas. If you want to borrow money, good 100 cent dollars, on long time at low rates of interest, and have the right sort of collateral, our wives and daughters can wire It to you out of their chicken money. On behalf of agricultural Kansas, 400 miles long, 2,000 miles deep and reach ing to the stars, I bid you thrice wel come." The responses and" the President's an nual address were brief but full of timely Information and suggestions. The suc ceeding sessions were given up to papers on subjects of interest to all present. The judges gave Iowa the first prize for fine appearance in the parade and the Minnesota delegation got second. The Philadelphia, Chicago, .New York and Boston butter boards ere given honor able mention for fine appearance. The convention was a great success from a financial standpoint, the balance in the treasury amounting to $4,383. The two large floors of Hamilton hall were fully occupied by the convention and It was necessary to secure a store room on the avenue for the Judges In the butter makers' contest. The lower floor of Hamilton hall was given up almost en tirely to machinery men. Here could be seen every appliance of value which, is used In modern dairies and creameries. While It was very much In the nature of an advertising affair, still it was of great Interest to all who wished to learn more of the methods of producing the best of one of the most necessary things for the sustenance of man. The prizes were awarded by a board of commercial experts. They were entirely disinterested parties and the contest was conducted on purely scientific lines. The first prize went to Samuel Hogdon, New Sweden, Minn. His butter scored 98. The second went to Martin Mortonson, of the Iowa State Agricultural college, with a score of 97. Kansans whose products scored 95 or higher are as follows: C. J. Walker, Marysvllle, Kas.. 96 1-6. 0. H. Gable, Osborne, Kas., 95. . Jno. Calvin, Belolt, Kas., 95. P. T. Stewart, Overbrook, Kas., 95. 1. A. Elsenhour, Dayton, Kas., 95.17. A. F. Sable, Sabetha, Kas., 95.17. M. O. Aws, Eskridge, Kas., 95.50. Jas. Beltz, Llncolnvllle, Kas., 95. II. Q. Hoffman. Talmase. Kas.. 95.17. B. T. Engle, Chapman, Kas., 95. The convention work of Thursday ended the generally attended sessions, those of the following day being occupied with routine business which did not re quire the attendance of all. The place of the next meeting will be designated by the executive committee, but Sioux Falls seems to be strongly In the lead. The sessions Friday were not well at tended, In fact, the convention was prac tically over. Fully 250 of the delegates had accepted the invitation of the Rock Island to take an excursion over the central part of the State and visit the creamery district. The excursion party visited Enterprise, Abilene, Canton, Hutchinson, Great Bend, Wichita and other points of interest. The visitors were given a very intelligent Idea of the progress of the business In this State and were really surprised to note what had been accomplished In a State In which the creamery business is sup posed to be In its infancy. The excur sion returned to Kansas City Saturday evening, where the trip home was be gun.. The delegates who remained in the clty'were given a pleasing entertainment Friday evening. The meeting was one of the most satisfactory ones ever held. ' Madden Will Be a Candidate. John Madden, who made such an ener getic race for Congress on the fusion ticket in 1896 in the Fourth district, will be a candidate for the nomination this year. He says that rumors that he would withdraw are not well founded. In a re cent letter he says: "However, I will not set stakes, solicit delegates and cater to factions to get the nomination. If the people of the dis trict In convention assembled feel that they want me to make the race again, I am ready to do. It." Glaikson is Still Doing Buskera. Almost all of the fire insurance com panies have assured Superintendent Mc Nall that they have ceased to use the rating fixed by the Clarkson bureau, but by accident Webb discovered the other day that under a different name the thing is still oeing used. It Is being handled by Chas. E. Eldridge, who la Mr. Clarkson's chief clerk. This was dis covered by the blunder of one company in sending a check Intended for him to the gentleman who handles the adver tising of annual statements. It was promptly . turned over to McNall and he will Immediately take steps to learn how generally the companies are dealing vii'.h. Eldridge and whether the hurcaii la still running. If. It is some companies will discover that they are In serious trouble. Loody as an Arbitrator. Governor Leedy Is not only a good ex ecutive but he is all right at Bottling rows between railroads as was demon strated last week. The Rock Island and Santa Fe have been quarreling for a long time over the State coal skipped to the State institutions at Topeka. They submitted their grievances to the Gov ernor, who promptly arranged to have no coal shipped over either line where it was not absolutely necessary. The Rock Island was soon ready to adjust dif ferences and give a reasonable switching: rate. It was told that It would have to bring the Union Pacific to time, which it did, and now the State gets Its coal hauled to Topeka for $1 per ton where it formerly cost $1.35. Kansas Batter, Kansas butter seems to be highly ap preciated by former residents of Kansas. A gentleman who now resides In Min nesota but who for many years was a prominent resident of Kansas, wrote to Secretary Coburn of the State Board of Agriculture requesting him to pur chase at any price the tub of Kansas butter that scored the highest at the creamery convention and ship It to hlci for use on his table. The 30,000 pounds of butter which were on exhibition, was all sold In a lump at public auction and was bought by Mr. Irving Mitchell for Stephen Underhlll, of New York city, at 18 cents a pound. Mr. Coburn explained to Mr. Mitchell the desire of the Kansas man .who resides in Minnesota to have the tub of Kansas butter which scored the highest and Mr. Mitchell at once made him a present of that tub and It was Immediately shipped by express to Minnesota. This tub of butter was mad a by C. J. Walker, at Marysvllle, Marshall county, and scored 96 1-6 in a possible 100 In this national contest. Judge Williams has refused the appli cation of the Port Arthur route for an order restraining the Santa Fe from vio lating Its Joint traffic agreement with it. The Democrat State convention will b held at Atchison. It will Ukely be bel j about June 15. It will contain 400 delegates.