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THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS.
DECEMBEtt. 7. CONCERNING KANSAS .iiiriliftMMlTillffi,i I . .till- "'"'S)!;!'""1''"" WA'V DY J. W. MORPHY. " Kansas had live snow storms In No vember. . - Wlnflold la to have a co-operative creamery plant. Goodland has shipped 210 cars of grain during the past fall. The Twenty-first Kansas will be mus tered out December 10. Clay Center now has telephone con nection with Kansas City. Two lieutenants in the Twenty-third Kansas (colored) have resigned. The Kansas colored soldiers we're not 1b the recent trouble at Santiago. Ness City papers are advocating the establishment of a county high school. Judge E. I). Pfost Is being talked of for the nomination for Mayor of Kansas City. The Smith Center Pioneer (Rep.) fa vors the abolition of the office of oil In spector. The McPherson bank, which failed about a year ago, has only paid 15 per cent to depositors. The United States Express Company's safe at Almena was robbed last week. The burglars secured $3,000. i Comer Davles revives and gives space to the old story that the Central Branch will be extended to Denver. The Wichita & Western is to be sold under foreclosure proceedings under an order from the Federal court Will White says that the need for a new national banking law is greater than that for a new set of Islands. It takes three or four clerks and as many stenographers to take care of Mr. Stanley's applications for office. Will Maddox of Kingman Is a sailor in the navy and is on his way with others to reinforce Dewey at Manila. W. H. Coulter, editor of the Western Veteran, is a candidate for department commander of the Q. A. R. of Kansas. The Luray school house insurance pre miums were reduced from $27.75 to f 18 per annum during McNall's administra tion. The American Banker thinks that Kansas people insist on too many restric tive laws regulating the banking bus ness. Will Stanley abolish the Board of Pardons? Will the politicians allow him to leave any office now In existence va : cant? WIU White says that Breldenthal is the only man who can make the race for Governor Interesting to the Republicans In 1900. The Emporia Times thinks Breldenthal should be nominated In 1900 for Gov ernor and the Oskaloosa Times indorses the idea. Republican papers think that Populists will object to Webb McNall as a candi date for Governor because he don't wear a' necktie. It is now stated that the alleged Dem ocrats must have Gene llagan's indorse ment before Stanley will notice their ap plications. - Chairman Mort Albaugh's personal ap pearance would lead to the belief that he had been dieting on stewed snowballs for sometime. 1 Martin Mohler, who was Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture for sev eral years, is now organizer for a new fraternal order. The Sterling Democrat favors Webb McNall for Governor, John Breldenthal for United States Senator and Claude Duval for Congress. -. Ex-Governor Morrill can think of no subject upon which legislation is needed except that of printer's fees. All Mor rll is or has been came to him through newspaper publicity and now he wants to rob other legislation and knife the printer. Chanute may buy a city building, but as the announcement Is accompanied by a statement that no bonds will be Issued the story sounds fishy. A Honolulu paper says that the offl cers of the Twentieth Kansas are the youngest who have yet passed that city on their way to Manila. Having secured assurances that a tel ephone line to' the county seat will be built, Almena is agitating the construe tlon of a skating pond. On the first day of every month an In ventory is made of all the State property In each department at the State house, Another Populist reform. A few Republican papers seem to really believe that Stanley will intro duce civil service regulations in the State charitable institutions. Barney Sheridan says he don't want to be Railroad Commissioner and that the story that he Is going to buy the Atch Ison Champion Is a pure fake. The Board of Pardons Is not approving many applications for pardons, and, In fact, has approved a very small number during the past administration. Dave Leahy says that Wichita's Re publican police force permits a saloon to run in which there are 187 electric lights and a $500 picture of Dewey. Stormy weather don't serve to head off the big crowds which are visiting Stan ley every day. The applications for places are far in excess of any time in the past ' Col. Tomlinson's dally whoop says that Stanley is "an unknown quantity at this time." That means that Whoop is not certain yet whether he is going to be in it Stanley was bluffing when he talked about abolishing the Board of Pardons as he is considering the applications for places on that board. He will not abol lsh anything. The watlng line In front of Stanley's office is so long that It takes about three days to get within speaking distance of him. And yet all of the office seekers are In the Populist party. The Kansas City Journal (Rep.) is running every Populist It can think of for Governor. No person has yet said that he would be a candidate and none will for many months. Phil Knowlton, formerly of the New ton Kansan, and George E. Kyner, County Superintendent of Geary county, have begun the publication of an even Ing paper at Cripple Creek. The recent snow storms have taxed the Ingenuity of the people of Kansas in the matter of providing suitable rigs for sleighing. It is safe to say that no prac tical scheme was overlooked. McKeever of Shawnee, Hoag of Wyan dotte, Osborn of Saline, Henley of Doug las, Beneflel of Montgomery and Rem ington of Miami are candidates for the caucus nomination for speaker. Webb McNall appeared in Federal Judge Williams court last week as at torney in a case which he won easily. It is the first time that Williams and McNall have agreed on anything. The treasurer of a Belolt Sunday school has suffered from a terrible ner vous shock, but it is believed that he will eventually recover. He found a $5 gold piece in the collection a few weeks ago. Learning that Webb McNall is worth about $20,000 the Ottawa Herald (Rep.) Jumps at the conclusion that he made his money out of his office. Webb has about 1,100 acres of good land when he was appointed, but only owns about 1,000 now, one tract having been sold since that time. His estate conslets almost entirely of this land, and none of it was acquired out of the income from his office. Ex-State Senator Meachem, of the Jewell-Mitchell district, was killed last week on a train in Colorado. He was passing from one coach to another and after falling was ground to pieces on the rails. The Kansas City Gazette (Rep.) says that It 13 general gossip that the Repub lican national committee "blowed sev eral thousand dollars' among the can rushers and Joint loafers of this city In the past two years." In giving the number of Populists and Republicans elected from each Congrea slonal district, J. C. Starr, of the Scott City News-Lever classes himself as a Populist notwithstanding the fact that he was elected by Republican votes. An Increase of pay for privates In the army was demanded in the last Populist platform and the government is getting ready to ask Congress to make the in crease. It Is said to be impossible to se cure enlistments at the present scale. Jim Fike, who engineered the Hoffer deal, wants to be Railroad Commls sioner, Jim has voted and worked for the Republican ticket oftener Blnce 1890 than any other Democrat in the State and ought to be recognized, by Stanley. Ex-Chief Justice Horton used to be a Democrat Ingalls ran twice on a Dem ocrat ticket. Senator Luclen Baker sup ported the Democrat nominee for Gov crnor in 1890. John Seaton was indorsed by the Democrats for the Legislature once. Frank Nelson has appointed ex-County Superintendent D. W. Little, of Wallace county, as Assistant State Superinten dent A. V. Llndall, of Topeka, will be bond clerk and Miss Rudolph, of Abilene, a niece of J. R. Burton, will be stenog rapher. A fool Republican paper refers to Grant Glllett, the bankrupt cattleman, as a Populist As a matter of fact both Gillett and Cross were radical Republi cans and did not belong to the party composed of "business failures and in competents." ' Topeka papers talk in plain English about the saloons which are running In that city. The whoje thing is under the control of . Republicans who were mak Ing all kinds of noise a few months ago because Leedy's metropolitan police did not enforce the law. The Washington Watchman has been sold to Veatch & Son, the present pub Ushers of the Post-Register, and the two papers will be consolidated. This leaves Washington county without a Populist paper. George Higgins will stay with the paper temporarily. Westmoreland Is figuring on securing a railroad from some point on the Union Pacific on' the north. Bonds will be voted if possible and the road is to be in operation July 1. It is the only county seat in eastern Kansas which does not have some kind of a railroad. A Santa Fe conductor had $2,000 in the Kirby hank at Abilene. It failed and he got 45 per cent, of it This he de posited in the First National at Emporia It has now failed, and he don't know where he is at. He may insist on voting for postal savings banks next time. The second and third battalions of the Twentieth Kansas arrived at Manila De cember 1. All were well and no deaths occurred on the trip. The first battalion, under command of Lieutenant Colonel Little, is about ten days behind and is now somewhere between Honolulu and Manila. Henry A. Young, son of Senator Henry W. Young, has been appointed as a cadet at West Point by Congressman RIdgely If he possesses the earnestness and de termination which are characteristics of his father he will have no difficulty in accomplishing the work ahead of him in a creditable way. . J. S. Hoi linger, at 70 years of age, was a wealthy retired banker at Abilene About a month ago he bought a big in terest in the Gillespie Commission Com pany at Kansas City. Thirty days later the Gillett collapse came and his com pany was bankrupt He is probably worth nothing now. George Cam pell's organization to build a railroad to the Gulf to be conducted by the producers of the West was rld- one of these editors has opened his head Iculed by Republican papers, but not in opposition to Longstreet's govern ment railroad from the Missouri to the Pacific. If Republican leaden were to tSBSSBSZStSBBBSaxjJB One thousand styles and sizes. For cooking and heating. Price from $$ to $70. A Often Imitated. Never equalled. Best Cookers. Strongest Heaters. Last Longest Use Least Fuel Vade only br The Michigan Stove Company Largant Makers of Storm and IUngM la th world. . SoU Everywhere declare to-morrow for every radical Pop ulist principle ever enunciated the big and little bosses in Kansas would tumble over themselves to get In line faster than they did when the gold standard was approved. Republican papers are discovering that the old soldier, who has been ig nored by their party for two years, is at last having an inning. Frank Grimes has appointed one as guard in the Treas urer's tffice. His duties are to sit up all night alone and watch for persons who may be inclined to covet the State's money. Candidates for the Populist nomina tion for Congress in the Seventh district are being announced by their friends. Those now suggested are Representative Fairchild and W. L. Brown, both of Kingman and Sam Amidon of Wichita. The latter is a Democrat and the others are Populists. Simpson will likely be urged also. The State of Kansas now has an elec tric light plant in operation at the State house. ' It cost $f,500 and will save half of that amount in the annual light bill. The State has all the fuel necessary to run it and no additional help is necessary to run It The move is in line with many other measures of economy which have been adopted by the present administration. The Kansas City Journal says that there are applicants for places on the Board of Pardons under Stanley who would let out any one whose friends would set up the drinks. Then It says that there are others whose price would be $5 or $10 while others would be higher. It adds that out of the lot it will be hard to select a board which will not be open to suspicion. Mayor Fellows wonders if the people of Topeka will permit him to serve an other term. He ought to be satisfactory to everybody as he enforces the prohib itory law about half the time and lets the Joints run the other half. His police force, which was burdened with plenty of instructions to close everything, Is now allowing almost everybody to run a saloon who wants to. In the last Advocate and News an Item appeared in this department which might be construed to mean that the In dependence Populist, Henry W. Young's paper, was made up largely of matter which was stolen or credited to Ex. The facts are that the Populist Is made up of. matter which many other papers , are always ready to reprint with proper credit, to credit to Ex. or to steal bodily, and the matter reprinted is always worthy of the attention It receives. It is impossible to State whether What little conscience the editor of the Kan sas City Journal (Rep.) has left is troub- ling him or what is the matter, but m the following that paper takes back, a lying story which was persistently pub lished by all of the Republican papers of the State during the campaign: "One of the funniest things in the late cam paign was the persistency with which the Republicans declared that B. P. wag- gener was a warm supporter of Governor Leedy. Somebody started the story on Waggener a3 a Joke, but when he found that It made the Populists squirm, he re mained silent and allowed it to work its horrible mission. Every time Leedy opened his mouth against corporations someone was sure to call public atten tion to the fact that Leedy was being supported by the biggest corporation at torney in Kansas." Write for a sample copy of the Advocate and Newi.