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APRIL 12, THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS. Pittsburg is to bore for gas. April 20 baa been designated as Arbor day. Hutchinson Halt workers want an increase in wages. Hutchinson's musical jubilee will be held May 16-19. Topeka has voted bonds to build a city auditorium. The Democratic editors will meet in Newton to-morrow. Holly is to have a skimming station, which will cost $1,200. Hutchinson has started a lottery to se cure a new opera house. Lincoln elected a "wet" mayor, L. W. Minx, over William Baker. (Jrant Gillett is endeavoring to make a settlement with his creditors. J. T. Fox, heading a "dry" ticket, was elected mayor of Washington. It is said that John Martin is to be re moved as clerk of the Supreme Court. Lawrence Nation, a prominent cattleman of central Kansas, died of npic)idicitis. L. M. Mead was elected mayor of Coun til Grove on an nnti-prohihilion platform. Mrs. Ida Lowe, of Preseott, has been ap pointed matron of the State reform school. The temjerance people of Inora elected a minister, the Itev. M. 0. Moycr, as mayor. Caxbondalo's election resulted in a vic tory for tho anti-saloon element and the election of J. Y. Urie as mayor. Mrs. Lease is now lecturing in the east on spiritualism. She has renounced Kan sas, and now hails from New York. Tho election at Clyde resulted in on en dorsement of tho policy of licensing sa loons. The Republican ticket had no opposition at Manhattan. A. M. Story was elected mayor. At Mankato tho. candidates favoring the building of a water works plant were elected. An election row at Kansas City resulted in the killing of Patrick Russell by V. J. Quarles. Prohibition was the issue in the Arkansas City election, and the open saloon ticket won out. Secretary of State Clark has issued a cir cular giving information on the new cor poration law. W. S. Hancock, the new superintendent of the State reform school, is a gold stand ard Democrat. Dr. W. H. Rhea of Ireland is dead. He was one of the best known residents of western Kansas John Gilbert, the Clay County murderer, is working in the deepest portion of the penitentiary mine. Beattie elected a ticket composed entirely of women, and the prohibitory law will bo enforced in that town. Lieutenant Haines of the United States r,ecniiting men Tho proposition to establish a public li brary carricsd at Winfield's election. P, H. Albright was elected mayor. Guy N. Anderson, the boy voter who tes tilled in tho Falloon-Stuart contest, died of pneumonia at his homo at Troy. Professors Ha worth and Blackmar of the State University have been offered presiden cies of other educational institutions. The Prohibition party was victorious in the election at Linwood, the home of Sena tor Harris, electing 1). E. Munday mayor. A CotTey county farmer's wife has a hen which lays eggs weighing 2', pounds each, and measuring 8 inches around the ends. Mrs. Nora Lynch, a young widow of Red' field, will go to the Klondike to look after two gold mines which her husband left her, It is estimated at the secretary of state's office that the Hush corporation law will bring in a revenue of at least $."00 a month this year. The Kansas Funeral Directors' Associa tion is in session at Kansas City, Kans. L. M. Penwell, of Topeka, is secretary of the association Governor Stanley says there is absolutely no train m the report that he is to "in vestigate" and remove Bank Commissioner Breidenthal. General Hugh Cameron, "tho Kansas hermit," tramped the twenty-seven miles from his hermitage near Leeompton to To peka the other day, carrying a picture of hfcjliilUrl iMi'itoftMfciflfliliV niting service enlisted twenty-three from Kmporia in one day. the crucifixion which he wished placed on the wall of the governor's ollice. Tho Frontenac miners' union sent $72 to aid the coal miners on strike in the Indian Territory. Toix'ka is to have a new city hall, and tho local dailies are again trotting out tho us ual amount of "greater Topeka" gush. The women's clubs of Leavenworth will run a lottery on the Kansas City convention hall plan to raise money lor a cuy norary building. Kansas union miners celebrated April 1 as a holiday in commemoration of the first anniversary of the eight-hour workday in their trade. The citizens of Mound Valley are to vote on a proposition to issue bonds amounting to $3,000 for the purpose of prospecting for natural gas. The following postmasters have been ap pointed in Kansas: J. II. Downing, Hays; Joseph S. Stone, Rurrton; and Joseph H. Long, Belleville. Topeka. retail clerks recently revived their union, and as a result secured at least two hours' earlier closing of the principal stores of the city. Prof. L. I. Blake, of the State University, has been asked to take charge of the de partment of electrical engineering at the University of Illinois. Huron cemetery, the burying ground of the Wyandotte Indians, is to be offered as the site of the new government building at Kansas City, Kans. O. C. Clemens says that he received the cream of the votes for mayor of Topeka, but that as usual there happened to be more milk than cream. C. J. Drew, who has just been elected mayor of Topeka, was supported by the lunch people and the jointists. He is al ready reaping the harvest. C. J. Devlin, manager of the Mt. Carmel Coal Company, has refused an offer of $25, 000 a year to go to Chicago and manage the affairs of the coal tmst. Professor Clark of the State University las painted for Governor Roosevelt, a por trait of Pollock, the Indian rough rider, who died recently in the Indian Territory. Receiver Morton Albaugh of the First National Bank of Emporia has sued the Cross estates for $300,000, claimed to have been wrongfully taken from the bank's funds. John W. Brewer was elected mayor of Pittsburg. His Populist opponent was Captain W. H. Morris, ex-auditor of state, and Morris Chgget was the Democratic nominee. John Henry Collins is now convict No. 783 in the Kansas State penitentiary. He lias the satisfaction of at least knowing that the newspapers will let him alone for some time. Mis. Rebecca Hamoton. a sister of ex- Governor Lewelling, has been married to Samuel B. Chantry, of Casey, Iowa, fulfill ing a marriage engagement made thirty five years ago. Topeka has a new Republican mayor who is strongly in favor of city ownership of water works, but who wants the gas com pany to be allowed to charge Topekans an outrageous price. The Topeka federal building will be en larged, and the pension office and weather bureau, which now have offices in private buildings, will be accommodated in the government building. Superintendent Church has adm'tted the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Com pany, which was barred by Webb McNall. The company paid $355 in fees and taxes in order to get a license. Independence citizens will erect a monu ment to the memory of Captain David S, Klliott and the other mebmers of O Com pany of the Twentieth Kansas who have been killed in the Philippines. The ninth annual meeting of the Kansas Women's Press Association will be held in Topeka tomorrow. Mrs. Olive I. Royce, of I'hillipsburg. is president, and Mrs. Belle Harbuugh, of Erie, is secretary. Mrs. Mary Wilson, of Augusta, commit ted suicide when she learned that her lover, Alva Dix, of the Twentieth Kansas, was killed on the battlefield of Malolos. They w ere to have been married in June. Charles Dodge, of Abilene, who is with tho Twentieth Kansas, writes home that while he was taking a drink of water a sharp shooter's bullet struck the canteen and glanced off. The Abilene Chronicle thinks that this is a good argument for temperance, for if he had been drinking red liquor his bottle would have been smashed and his life cut short. A boy passing an Ellinwood saloon saw a drunk man lying in the street in front of it anil yelled in the door, "Say, mister, your sign's fell down." The barkeeper chased him half a block. The State G. A. R. encampment, the State convention of the W. It. C, tho State di vision of the Sons of Veterans, and the De partment of Kansas of the Ladies of the G. A. R., will meet in Hutchinson April 24-30. Governor Stanley has named as the mem bers of the court of visitation L. S. Crum, of Oswego; J. C. Postlethwaite, of Jewell City; and W. A. Johnson, of Garnett. A. J. Myatt, of Wichita, has been appointed solicitor. Judge C. B. Graves, of Kmporia, was ap pointed a judge of the court of visitation by Governor Stanley. He at first accepted, but afterwards declined, saying that he could not afford to break up his regular law practice. Mary Turner, of Wichita, whoso husband is a private in the Twentieth Kansas, has sued for a divorce, alleging that her hus band deserted her to join the army. "I don't want to be the wife of a man who may be killed any minute, anyhow," Bhe says. The Tapp-Ross contest for the mayoralty of Wichita resulted in the election of Ross, the Republican candidate, by 187 majority. Tapp was the fusion candidate on a golden rule, socialistic platform that attracted con siderable attention outside of Wichita. All tho Santa Fe records, which are kept five years for reference and then de stroyed, will hereafter be stored at Law rence in the upper story of the depot. Ten tons of records were shipped from the treasury department at Topeka alone. The Abilene Democrat says that an Abi lene girl who is engaged to be married is se cretly taking cooking lessons from her fu ture mother-in-law, so that when her hus band refers to the kind that mother used to make she can refer him to her teacher. The Topeka Plaindealer, a new paper for colored people, is one that they have a good right to bo proud of. In general appear ance and quality of matter its proprietor, Nick Chiles, need not be ashamed to put it by the side of any other weekly in Kan sas. David W. Mul vane, who wants to sup plant Cy Leland as the Republican boss of Kansas, has administered a rebuke to Le land through the editorial columns of the Topeka Capital, alleging partisan unfair ness in the Agricultural College investiga tion. Governor Stanley has sent an invitation to President McKinley to attend the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress at Wiehit the last of next month. The invi tation is sent in accordance with the con current resolution adopted by the legislature. The United Mine Workers of Crawford and Cherokee counties have elected the fol lowing district officers: W. F. Wright, of Kirkwood, president; Harry Bousfield, of Mineral, vice president; Robert Gumour, of cammon, secretary; Hugh Bone, of Chic opee, treasurer. At most of the elections in cities of the third class only one ticket was up. J. O. Evans was elected mayor of Herington; Eugene Lorton of Mound City; J. B. Sel lers of Hope; C. Hoffman of Enterprise; Geo. W. Jenkins of Wamego, and W. T. Harris of Solomon. Leavenworth and Johnson counties will build a $13,000 bridge across the Kansas river between DeSoto and Lenape. Its main object is to give the potato raisers of that portion of the Kaw valley the advan tage of competition m rates between the Santa le and Union Pacific. Dr. Nccley was elected mayor of Leav enworth. The names on tho city ticket showed some curious paradoxes. Mr. Rupp, instead of running for a place as a police man, was a candidate for councilman, but was defeated by Christ. Mr. Lawless was a candidate for constable. A man named Przybylowicz was a candidate for city clerk, anil every letter got there. The contract for building the electric line l)etween Kansas City and Topeka has been let to the American Equipment Co., of Kansas City, Kans. The road is to be known as the Kansas City, Forest Lake & Bonner Springs railway, and it is to be completed as far as Bonner Springs within ninety days. It is to follow the north side of the Kaw through Lawrence, and its proj ectors want to continue it some time as far as Fort Riley and Junction City. In his Arbor day proclamation, Governor Stanley says: "I . . . respectfully urge that it be devoted to the planting of trees and shrubs. In the past the public schools and other educational institutions in the State have aided greatly by adorn ing the grounds of their respective institu LOOK OUT FOR BREAKERS AHEAD when pimples, eruptions, boils, and like manifestations of impure blood appear. ihey wouldnt appear if your blood were pure and your system in the right condi tion. They show you what you need a good blood-purifier; that's what you get when you take Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. It carries health with it. All blood, skin and scalp diseases, from a com mon blotch, or eruption, to the worst scrof ula, are cured by it. It invigorates the iver and rouses every organ into healthful action. In the most stubborn forms of skin diseases, such as salt-rheum, eczema, tetter, erysipelas, boils and kindred ailments, and with scrofula, in every shape, and all blood taints, no matter from what cause arising, it is an unequaled remedy. tions and by such exercises as impress upon lie youin oi me Mate the benencent objects f the day. 1 respectfully urue that it mav be made a holiday in the schools for these purposes. The following committee has been ap uinted to "investigate" the regents of the gricultural College: Senator R. B. Ward, epublican, of Republic county; Senator O. . Lamb. Republican, of Woodson conntv; Representative Tom Flannelly, Republican, oi uioeiic couniy; licprescniaiive Ij. Ij. Wise, Republican, of Reno county, and Rep resentative T. C. Rodgers, Populist, of Mitchell countv. The expense of the com- itee'8 w ork will come out of the crovemor's contingent fund. Cy Leland entered a v;g orous protest against the appointment of s :'opunst on the committee. Katy In Literature. From the story of ".007," by Itudyard Kip- ling, He (the switch engine) cave a vigorous push to the west-bound car as he spoke, and started tmck with a snort of surprise for the car was an old friend an M. K. T. box-car. "Jack my drivers, but it's homeless Katy! Why. Katy. ain't thero no tretUm? you back to your friends? There's forty chasers out for vou from vour road if there's one. Who's holding you now?" "Wish I knew," whimpered homeless Katy. " belong in Parsons. I've onlv been out ten months, but I'm just achin' home sick, I want to be in Kansas where the sunflowers bloom." "Yards full o' Homeless Kates an' Wan- derin' Willies," the switch engine ex plained to .007. "Dunno ouito how our men fix it. Swap around, I guess; anyway I've done my duty. She's on her way to Kansas via Chicago; but I'll lay my next iioiiernu sneii be held there to wait con signees convenience, and sent back to us with wheat in the fall." LAST THURSDAY'S HEREFORD SALE. The public sale of registered Hereford cattle held Thursday of this week by Messrs. jVIosher, Taylor and Summers, at alisbury, was fairly well attended, buyers and visitors being present from Illinois, Kansas and Missouri. The 55 head sold. all but 7 went to Missouri buyers. Four head were secured by Illinois and 3 head oy a ivansas ouyer. ihe prices realized were not, in several instances, up to the real worth of some of the individuals of fered, but when it is considered that there were sevef.il old cows, some that were de homed and several youngsters, the results attest that there is even at the prices had, money in well-bred Hcrefords. Edward J. Taylor, manager of Mr. Sotham's Weaver grace Farm, topped the sale on the 8-year- ojd cow, lot 30, Cow Hunelne 2d 00572, at even $300. There were 7 cows and heifers that brought $200 or better. The highest priced bull was lot 72, Nemus 81304, in his 10 months' form that went to. W. Craven, of Salisbury, Mo., for $245. The second highest priced one was lot 73, Mark Hanna, Vol. 19, another 20-months-old youngster, that was secured by W. E. Greg ory ,of Walnut, Kans., at $215. The prices not coming up to the anticipations of the holders of the sale after the 55 animals were sold, the promoters called the sale to a close, hence only 55 of the 81 head that had Wen catalogued were sold. It was gener ally conceded that Messrs. Mosher, Taylor and Summers were justified in calling the sale to a close as above mentioned. The prospective buyer will find about 30 head, mainly young serviceable bulls, that are open for inspection and private sale. GENERAL SUMMARY. 13 bulls brought $1,060.00 Average 150.76 42 cows and heifers brought 6,165.00 Average 1 46.78 55 head brought 8,125.00 General average 147.72 W. P. BRUSH. Polly Aunt Sally seems wofully down cast to-night. Jennie Yes. poor thing, she hasn't been able to get her feelings hurt at any time to-day. Indianapolis Journal.