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If any man pretends to say that there
is any town iu Kansas of any size where
liquors are uoc sold that man is either
ignorant or dishonest.
It is very evident that Comniissione
Jfoum doesn't intend to lose his head by
opposing the policy of his superior, Sec
retary Noble, nor by retaining anybody
in hiB bureau who does.
"We are continually being told that the
authority of the state is sufficient to close
the joints. If that is true why are not
the scores upon scores of drinking places
in Leavenworth, Atchison and Kansas
City, Kansas, closed?
Attorney General Kellogg is prosecut
ing the alleged whisky law violators in
"Wichita by proxy. The state could have
made an improvement last fall if it
could have elected a proxy for attorney
general. Marion Globe.
If the ring orpins of the state are cor
rect in their daily declaration that their
is no resubmission sentiment abroad in
the land worth mentioning, and that
what there is of it is almost wholly to be
found within the Democratic party, why
then are the Republican statesmen wor
rying? A saloonatic named Dusenbry was
convicted Thursday at Mexico. Mo., of
the crime of rape and sentenced to the
penitentiary for a term of thirty-five
years. Four of the trial jury favored
hanging the miscreant, and from the de
tails given of the terrible affair their
judgment should have prevailed.
The "rebellion" seems to have gone
glimmerinu since the resubmibsion move
ment came in. Lawrence Journal.
As the rebellion was initiated by the
Murray law in good part, we fail to see
the force of the declaration. If the '"re
bellion" glimmers then so does "resub
mission." Tiiere seems to be considerable worri
ment among the W. C. T. U., over Vice
President Morton's alleged saloon, and a
vital question seems to bo, can one get a
cocktail at the Shoreham? The Marion
Globe thinks this is going a good way to
borrow trouble,Jwhen there is enough at
home to look after. The Globe moves
this resolution: "Is beer sold in Marion?"
Gentlemen, are you ready for the ques
tion? Atchison is the first place to afford an
affirmative practical answer, to the
question, "is marriage a fail
ure?" A man of that town married a
girl last October against the wishes of
her parents. It was desired to keep the
marriage a secret and the bride went
home after the wedding. Since that
time her husband has been kept off the
premises with a double-barrel persuader.
If it be true that the present legislature
would not resubmit the question of prohi
bition, why do tbe resubmissionists desire
it to be called together in extra session?
Minneapolis Messenger.
Coming from a statesman that is a
very foolish question. If the sentiment
for resubmission should prove formid
able enough to demand the callling of
the legislature to savo the Republican
party ,Jit would be surely strong enough
to compel the legislature to afTord the
people the simplo opportunity to record
their desires at the ballot-box.
The twins at the Kaw's mouth with
the same namo are citing the completion
of the Muscle Shoals canal just below
Chattanooga, Tenn., at a coat to the
governmout cf $-1,000,000 as an argu
ment in favor of unlimited appropria
tions by the government for the im
provement, or rather the creation of
navigation on the Missouri river. If the
latter job were undertaken and should
cost as much in proportion to the dis
tance, i. e. $1, 000.000 a mile, the ap
propriation required for the latter
would bo next to unlimited. A half bil
lion dollars would bo needed to open a
channel through the mud from the Kaw
to the Mississippi, but with that accom
plished the work would bo but begun.
But perhaps it is the knowledge of this
latter fact that gives the undertaking
such vim with the prospective benefici
aries. A good deal has been said the past
year or two about tho probable action of
Canada in the near future in regard to
changing her governmenal relations,
though nothing has been done so far.
The recent change of form so quietly
though effectually wrought in Brazil has
revived interest in tho matter in the
Dominion, and it would not bo surpris
ing if a similar coup d'etat should be at
tempted there at any time. The English
portion of the population are not expect
ed to encourage or even countenance
any effort to throw off British authority
the proverbial loyalty of its subjects to
the crown obtain as strongly in Canada
as anj' where else but a very large pro
portion of the population, nioro than
half, are of otlPi nationalities and t&osoH.
would-'not boidpttfned by2u4Bich srarti- B
mental consideration. Canada is the on
ly portion of the western hemisphere but
that is now under a republican foim of
The fermcntating editress of the
Sebatha Herald, having nrrived at the
point where forbearanco ceases to be a
virtue and patience becomes a sin, de
livers herself of her pent up indignation
in this style: "Ananias was never a cir
cumstance to tho average Missouri edi
tor. Of course it is hard on the state
that one of her principal exports should
be made contraband property, and her
chief industry a crime, but we can't help
Ihat. Outside of Leavenworth and
Wichita prohibition cut no figure what
ever in the election in Kansas this year."
We would not utter asyllablethat might
loothe the smart of the foregoing in
icision made in the cuticle of the fellows
over the line; butwith becoming circum
Jpection would venture to ask the erudite
ditress to account for tho falling oft' in
the Republican vote and corresponding
Increase in the Democratic vote tlirough
ut the state at tho recent election;
changes that lacked but 15,000 votes, if
it had been an election of state officers,
of giving the state to the Democracy?
If it was not the same influences that
wrought the changes in Wichita and
Leavenworth, what was it? We want to
know. But remember iu making an
swer that no "off year"' chestnut goes.
We want an explanation that explains.
As a resubmission vote would, cost the
state nothing, as the prohibition vote
originally wanted several thousand of
being a majority of the votes cast at that
election, and as the anti-resubmission
and the ring politicians papers claim that
another vote would result in an over
whelming majority for prohibition, why
in the name of common sense should not
those who are asking such vote be grati
fied? especially as they make up a re
spectable minority, and especially if such
minority should join the Democracy the
Republican party would be unquestion
ably defeated.
Will Senators Ingalls and Plumb and
the supreme judges who are so fresh
with their opinions, answer ?
An Assistant Attorney General Needed
and a Change of Police Commis
sioners Demanded.
From the Topoka Capital.
It is a surprise and a source of deep re
gret that the Capital is called upon to
chronicle the humiliating spectacle of a
Topeka firm setting up a free baloou with
unlimited quantities of whisky, beer and
ale for the entertainment of county offi
cials called together in convention in this
city. These men
will go away from Topeka and say, "You
can got all the whisky and beer iu Topeka
you want!"
Very likely they will go away saying
that very thing, if they have any regard
for tho truth. There has not been a
political convention or legislature con
vened in Topeka for years from which
the members could not have gone away
saying the same thing. From the dome
of the capital down through its corri
dors, and down every business street to
the Kaw bridge, and across the
river, and back up again through
the alleys, confirmations cf the
declaration can be found numerously
abundant. Tho only surprise about tho
whole matter is tho "surprise"' of the
Capital. If an Eagle correspondent
had given publicity to such a thing the
Capital and Journal and all the state
officials and the members of the supreme
court, with all the politicians who might
have been in Topeka. teaing up, to
gether with the police commission,
would have united in denouncing it as a
slander, unworthy the notice of right
thinking people.
What's the matter with appointing an
assistant attorney general for Topeka?
The Capital ought to realize that every
body is looking to tho seat of govern
ment. There the laws are not only made
but there they are finally passed upon,
and there they should be respected
and enforced beyond question or even a
chance of criticism. Now, Wichita
with her streets daily crowded with men
from a yast area of country, all bent
on business through the day, and
demanding the relaxation afforded
oy notei me uunng tne evenings,
beside generally being animated
with the spirit and life which charac
terize a business center, it is not to bo
wondered at that in enforcing the law it
has been found necessary to jail fifty or
sixty men at a time for dabbling with
the prohibited ardent. But none of the
excuses apply to Topeka. The men who
assemble there are representative men;
senators, congressmen, county officials
of every kind, and statesmen of philan
trophic degrees, all swearing that prohibi
tion is a startling success, in their respec
tive localities, and they haven't seen any
intoxicants for so long that really they
have forgotton whether beer is a solid or
a fluid. These men, too, have all been
placed in their positions of power
through their bounding advocacy and
supposed strict adherence to the prohibi
tion laws of Kansas, as dictated
by the Prohibition central com
mittee enacted by a Republican
legislature. That Topeka should
"set em up" to this superior element this
exalted class, is a humiliation that seems
little short of a public scandal. And To
peka is entirely to blame for these ever
recurring calamities. If it wasn't
to be had they couldn't get it: if
they couldn't get it, then a double-geared
supreme court, with a commission
annex, would not bo found necessary to
interpret tho meaning of so many of the
statutes which found their inspiration at
the bottom of a bottle at a very late hour
in tho morning.
Will our esteemed cotemporary, the
Capital, give all this matter its prayerful
consideration, and in the mean time give
Wichita "bums and slums and whisky
galoots" a rest?
The Topeka Capital, for the sake of
political effect, is systematically inter
viewing all tho prominent men around
the state house, visitors included. It
wai Ingalls last week and it is Plumb
and the members of tho supreme court
this week. As the Eagle has intimated. if
the Kansas politician is noted for one
thing more than for another, it is for the
dreeAceLerityawith wliich he can.as-
hiin-uiiuioer politician wit ajpwmng
success "tne law" is-in his'barticlllar
locality. We hadn't tho patience to
wade through Billy Buchan's and Ben
Simpson's interviews, as everybody
knows just what every office holder of
prominence in tho state would snv if
asked what he thought ot prohibition, so
long as it is a tenet of the party which
afforded them their soft places. But we
went through Plumb's column
talk a little more care
fully because we knew it would be
a careful talk. It would puzzle a pro
fessor of mental philosophy and moral
ethics. In his judgment ic mav, anil
then again, it may not. He had liot him
self, that is, individually, all by himself,
observed any widespread desire; yet,
nevertheless, Jand to the contrary not
withstanding, there are undeniable si
milizing coincidents, which, as agita
tions, might, possibly, be studied with
minimum, if not maximum corelations,
and everywhere, especially in connec
tion with the temperance question, as
that question bears on other spots of
general dissatisfaction and complaint,
with a slight modification, not to sav
diminnition of beer, and a recognizable
increase of talk among the most intelli
gent people on God's earth. If that is
not the gist of his whole talk then it's
not our fault. But Plumb no less than
Ingalls, if they will accept outside ad
vice, had better let the interviewer alone
for the next few months unless they are
really spoiling for a fight. But as it is
hard for Plumb to talk long without
ringing in some hard horse sense, we
There may have been unnecessary
friction made in the enforcement of the
law in certain places. It is always a
delicate business to modify the powers
and privileges of an individual or a
municipality, either by executive or leg
islative authority. Such modification
has made some trouble. There are places,
too, where public sentiment is hardly up
to the law, so that the law is not so "well
enforced as elsewhere, and at best much
liquor will continue to be sold.
Tho action of liquor dealers and manu
facturers and their organs must not be
confounded with the movements of con
siderable bodies of business men in im
portant cities of the state demanding the
return to a system of licensed saloons.
All manifestations of permanent public
opinion within the state are entitled to
the greatest consideration. Difficulties
may exist which can be modified or re
moved by administration. If, not then
they must be endured until such time as
the crystalized opinion of the majority
in the entire state shall have decreed a
Tho Lawrence Record which turned it
self loose against the rebellion and de
clared tho cry for resubmission to be
but a howl for whisky, now says:
We have lived in Kansas nearly thirty
three years, and do not remember a pe
riod since the war certainly, when a gen
eral restlessness so pervaded the political
feelings of the people. The times are
ripe for a leader to sound the key-note of
true wisdom. The masses were never
more impressed with the importance of
accomplishing legislation which shall
meet their responsible requirements.
The next legislature may well be com
posed of tho wisest and most thoughtful
men the state can furnish. Measures of
the utmost importance to the dominant
party and to the people generally will be
forced upon its attention. No session of
our law makers will be more closely
watched, and none has had such a task
to perform to satisfy its constituents.
From the Eureka Republican.
The street car drivers of Wichita be
came dissatisfied one day last week be
cause the manager saw fit to discharge
the foreman of one of the barns, and de
cided to make a strike. The manager
paid off several of them and procured
men to take their place. This soon set
tled the strike and the remainder went
back to work. -A few years ago such a
thing as a strike among the street car
drivers of Kansas would have been
laughed at. Thus we are remined that
Kansas is no longer a barren waste but
instead a thickly settled, populous and
wealthy state.
The G. A. R. of Reno City will give a
supper, Thanksgiving evening.
The station called Okarchie is formed of
the word Ok for Oklahoma, Ar for Arapa
hoe and Chi for Ches'enne.
The Republicans of Oklahoma have the
true ring to them. The same may be said
of the Democrats, but it is a Democratic
It now turns out, or at least shows signs
of doing so, that the people who have been
married in Oklahoma, have not been mar
ried legally.
A homesteader in the Oklahoma country
counot cut and sell timber from his claim.
The timber is to be used only in improv
ing the claim.
Ten days more time are given at Guth
rie for those persons holding lots without
certificates, after which they shall be de
clared vacant.
Britton has more fine young ladies than
any other town of its size in Oklahoma,
but of course there is no town exactly
Britton's style in Oklahoma.
Over 200 names on the Republican club
in Guthrie. Is there any doubt to which
party has the majority in Oklahoma? The
politic Democrat say there is.
The best way to collect the names of Re
publicans in an Oklahoma town and bring
thorn out of obscurity is to write a com
munication to the local paper against "pro
tective tarifr."
It has been formally announced at Guth
rie that it is not compulsory to wear
decolette dresses and swallow tails at the
ball, but the management would kindly
ask the gentlemen to wipe their feet on
tho rug outside the door.
Oklahoma City: In talking with car
penters and contractors over the city, we
find a good feeling prevailing among them
as to the outlook lor work early in the
spring, and in fact all winter. They are
all kept busy, and are continually figuring
on new work, making new estimates, etc.
It is safe to look for a booming spring in
the way of of the erection of buildings of
all character.
It is a question often discussed in Okla
homa whether the timbered of black-jack,
lauds are not better than the prairie lands.
It is an open question, and public opinion
is pretty evenly divided. Those comins
from the open prairies of Kansas and Illi
nois usually incline to the opinion that the
prairie lands are the best, while those
coming from Arkansas and the oak open
ings of Michigan declare the black-jack
lands will prove our most valuable soil for
fruit and wheat. A few years' trial will
settle the question.
Quite s sensation has lately been created
by the ruling of Judge Boardman, of the
United Status circuit and district court, at
Paris, Texas, in reference to marriage in
the territory. The Judge rules that there
is no law, neither eclesiastical or civil, by
which a lejial marriage can be solemnized
between nou citizens of tho five civilized
tribes. This decision was made in a case
where the party plead guilty to bigamy.
But on inquiry by the court it
was tounci mat tne lasc marriage
was performed bj the Rev. Dav
enport of the M. E. church, south, in the
Chickasaw nation. Under that state of
facts the court refused to sentence him,
holding as above, viz: That there is no
law by which ategaihnarmge can bo
solemnized, hence no' guilt could attach.
This affects hundreds of marriages in the
northern tier of counties in Texas, as tho
nation has been the "Gretna Green."'
Now, how will this affect the marriages
performed in Oklahoma? The only legal
marriage that can take place is the com
mon law contract reduced to writing and
signed by the parties in presence of wit
nesses. A family consisting of a man seventy
years old, his wife, and two grown sons,
came from Texas early last spring and set
tled on a piece of new leased land in the
Chickasaw nation, near the Pottawattamie
line. On their arrival and settlement
upon the place their stock in trade con
sisted of a team, plow, hoes, etc, and fJ in
cah. They begun breaking up the prairie
sod at once, and by applying themselves to
tho business in hand they succeeded in
getting out a crop of thirty acres of coi
ton, a small field of corn, and a large crop
of garden vegetables. From the sale of
vegetables they realized enough to keep
the family in groceries, the garden fur
nishing besides a good share of their food.
Ihe members of the family cultivated
and cared for the cotton crop up to
picking time. They are nov paying
seventy-five cents a hundred for hav
ing it eathered, and selling the product
for $i75 per hundred. The yield is 1.0O)
pounds per acre. Allowing the payment
of seventy-five cents per hundred for pick
ing nil of it, the family realizes SG0O out of
their first summer's work, besides a living,
This was done on sod. and nrinciDallv hr
two yonng men with their ased parents to
The columns of the Hutchinson News
and Wichita Eagle are beincr filled with
the opinion of the people of the respec
tive cities upon the question of prohibi
tion and resubmission. How would the
people of Winfield stand on this ques
tion? Winfield Courier.
Opinions and Expressions o n Resubmis
sion From Both Sides Taken
as They Come.
"What is resubmsssion? is the heading
of an editorial column in Thursday's
Eagle. It is whisky. Morton Monitor.
"Whisky is what they give a man when
he is in extremis. Is that the reason
why Wichita has got to have it? State
Query: If all resubmissionists in Kan
sas were "killed off"' what effect would
it have on the population of the state?
Wellington Mail."
If prohibition in Kansas were a great
moral wave the men riding on the top
would not be such cheerful and prompt
drinkers. K. C. Times.
The members of the resubmission
clubs, now being organized iu the cities
of eastern Kansas, will not go home 'till
morning. Springfield Republican.
Resubmission will be the leading issue
in this state next fall. Judging from the
tone of the press and people it is bound
to come. Conway Springs Herald.
Bab Easly will have to learn much yet
before he is" capable of sitting in an edi
torial chair without being recognized by
his silliness as an ass. Leavenworth
What an army of saloon keepers,
gamblers and bummers would swell our
population if prohibition was defeated in
this state all Democrats, too! Topeka
If Leavenworth and Wichita were the
state of Kansas resubmission would have
some show.but as it is it will be knocked
out of joint in short order. Springfield
Tho Republicans of Wichita havo or
ganized a club under the name, "Repub
lican Resubmission Club." They will,
no doubt, have a large membership.
Burrton Graphic.
The Wichita Eagle is getting a good
deal of free advertising just now on ac
count of its stand on the resubmission
question. The Eagle doesn't object to
this, though. Wellington Mail.
Judge Brewer of the United States
circuit court and Judge Foster of the
United States district court of Kansas
are said to be avowed and outspoken re
submissionists. Pratt Republican.
The Hutchinson News is striking
sturdy and well directed blows in behalf
of law and order in Wichita, and ought
to have the encouragement of every
good citizen in Kansas Ft. Scott Mon
itor. The Eagle explains that the stopping
of the street cars in Wichita was only
temporary. The resubmission agitation,
it seems, hasn't hurt the town quite as
bad as was reported. Emporia Repub
lican, The resubmission movement has been
gaining ground at a surprising rate
since the elections, and it begins to look
now like the question will have to come
to a vote sooner or later. Freeport
The "rebellion"
Jeff Davis to head
in this state lacks a
it. Atchison Cham-
Well, what is the matter with getting
a petticoat for Murdock? Newton Re
publican. While the resubmission question is
agitating the minds of the people of this
city, would it not be a good thing to get
a move on you and induce some manu
facturing plants to locate here. Win
field Courier.
Several Kansas papers are howling
"resubmission must come." Well let'er
come, and when it does come vote your
sentiments. Don't keep driving at your
patrons on that subject all tho time.
Burrton Graphic.
The farmers of Kansas are against the
saloon. They have no interest in it and
the greatest interest out of it. The farm
furnishes the great preponderance of
voting strength, hence tho saloon is gone
forever. Winfield Courier.
According to the Eagle the church
members at Wichita are in the resub
mission movement. Tho lower regions
are full of tho kind of church members
who lend their influence and votes to
establish saloons. Wellington Press.
During a recent resubmission meeting
in "Wichita one of the speakers asked,
"What shall we do to move the masses?"
A chap way back in the audience, think
ing it would be cute, replied, "Ask 'em
out to take a drink.' Cullison Toma
hawk. If the resubmission movement really
means a battle, and we are frank to say
that signs of a coming engagement are
not wanting, the anti-resubmission forces
are in danger of being greatly crippled
by tho third party craze. Lawrence
Two counties in the state of Kansas
went Democratic at the last election. The
lovers of whisky and the admirers of tho
civilizing influences of open saloons are
making this fact a pretext for resuming
the resubmission howl. Lawrence
Record. " "
"Wise men,' says Col. Murdock,
"change their mind, but fools never."
We may expect Col. Murdock to yet
conclude that the police commission is a
good institution. He has never chanced
his mind on that subject yet. Emporia
The Hutchinson News is making stren
uous efforts to have the saloons of Wich
ita closed. It is to be hoped the state
admmiistration will honestly urge that
this be done, and that not only the joints
in Wichita but all over the state be
eliminated. Grant County Register.
If prohibition issostrongly entrenched
in the constitution of Kansas (and we
believe it isi "what wrong would be com
mitted in voting on the question again
and make the majority for prohibition
so big that the matter "will besettled for
all time to come? Marion Globe.
It has not heretofore been enforced ex
cept in localities where it enforces itself.
The prohibition Republican ring now
calls for enforcement, ihat entaus in
calculable expense, a saddling of a
swarm of politicians on the people and
destruction of properly values. K. C.
The revolution is led by good men and
it aims at good for the state. Let the
tippling politicians of the ring croak out
insulting accusations. Texas has caught
much of the immigration which should
hare flowed into Kansas. Texas towns
have been growing into cities and Texas
prairies have been turning into closely
tilled farms under the bands of thrifty
Germans who might have been doing
the same great work in Kansas. Kansas
City Time3.
It is a significant fact that those towns
where prohibition is least enforced,
Leavenworth, Wichita, etc., are the
deadest towns in the state, while Tope
ka, Hutchinson and other law-abiding
towns are prosperous. Whisky kills
everything it touches. Wellington
Is it possible that the several hundred
bankers, lawyers, manufacturers and
merchants of" Wichita, who signed the
call for a resubmission meeting, are
thugs, murderers, cutthroats., etc? Ac
cording to Easley, Hudson and Anthony
they are. But then we don't believe
them. Atchison Patriot.
The Resubmissionist yells with one
breath that prohibition does not prohibit,
and the next breath howls with rage
whenever the machinery of tho law is
brought into play and prohibition is
made to prohibit. Verily consistency is
jewel not possessed by the average Re
submissionist. Parsons Sun.
The resubmission agitators of Kansas
think prohibition was dealt a telling
blow at this fall's elections because
Wichita, Leavenworth and two or three
others went Democratic. This result is
having a reaction in Wichita and tho
friends of temperance are making it hot
for joint keepers. Dighton Journal.
If prohibition should bo defeated in
this state and a high license substituted
Wichita would become the Milwaukee
of Kansas. The vast sums of money
which has annually gone abroad from
this state would naturally pour into
Wichita, the distributing point for tho
great southwest. Cunningham Herald.
A controlling minority of tho Repub
licans of Sedgwick and several other
counties care more for resubmission than
they do for any other measure that can
be proposed. A controlling minority of
prohibition Republicansjwill not consent
to swap prohibition for anything tho
party can offer them. Leon Indicator.
To Marsh Murdock: You can't starve
your cattle all winter, until they come
out hide-bound in tho spring, and then
fatten them for market iu two weeks.
Neither can you carry on a rebellion for
eleven months and a half, and success
fully whoop up tho Republican ticket in
a two week's campaign. Kansas Chief.
We can't understand why a consistent
prohibitionist who believes that the law
meets with tho approval of a majority m
the state, should make such a frantic
war on the resubmission movement.
Because a man is in favor of resubmis
sion, it does not necessarily follow that
he is an advocate of tho saloon. Pratt
The Leavenwortli Times is a very
adroit dodger, seeing the resubmission
ists are ahead it advocates a revision of
tho constitution! The Times is informed
that no "cheat game" will bo played to
success this time. It worked well in the
first campaign for Martin, but the people
have learned much since then. Con
cordia Blade.
Ex-Governor Thomas A. Osborn said
yesterday to the editor of Tho Sun that
resubmission was bound to come for the
people would demand it. No fair
minded person could object logically
why the question should not bo voted
upon and those who do object are actu
ated by selfish political reasons. Leav
enworth Sun.
There is no call for third party agita
tion. If prohibition is to remain a part
of Kansas' beneficent code, tho Republi
can party is to keep it there. Let the
Prohibition-Republicans carefully con
sider tho situation, and they will appre
ciate the cunning of tho democracy in
working the resubmission game. Law
rence Joarnal.
How comes it that tho Wichita Eagle
and tho Hutchinson News come out so
strongly, the former for resubmission,
the latter against, in their recent issues?
Easley is no more a prohibitionist than
Murdock, and we believe if he had the
chance would vote to remove the amend
ment. Is all this policy, or is it
hypocrisy? Lyons Tribune. "
If Marsh Murdock is half the man wo
take him to be, he hates tho whisky
crowd that is running Wichita worse
than he hates a rattlesnake, and we pre
dict that one of these days, like Governor
Martin, in Atchison, and R. D. Anthony
in Leavenworth, and other original anti
Prohibitionists all over the state, he will
be among the most ardentand active ad
vocates of the law. Marion Record.
As for the Eagle's denying that it is a
Democratic move, tho question rises
about party. Of course the Democratic
party is in favor of resubmission. Good
and thoughtful men of all parties ought
to bo in fayor of it. It affects all the
people of the state. It is an old man of
the sea on the back of prosperity and
progress, whom everybody should lend a
hand to help cast off.' Atchison Patriot.
No prohibitionist wants to suppress the
will of a rightful majority, nor is he op
posed to proper methods of ascertaining
this will. In fact, manv of the most in
telligent and thoughtful prohibitionists
believe it wise to settle the matter for all
time through the medium of a constitu
tional convention, where It will bo in
a largjj jpart divorced from meddling poli
ticians. Winfield Courier.
Temperance is a rather serious matter
for society and the state. It 13 too
serious to be ridiculed by a drinking
leadership. It is too serious to bo used
to plug tne leaks in a political combina
tion. Prayerful wives, purehearted
preachers and individual intelligence
can do more to make temperance the
rule than a century of such laws, such
enforcement and such leadership as
compose prohibition in Kansas. Kansas
City Times.
Give Kansas a constitutional conven
tion and beside the hundred and one de
fects in our present constitution that '
will be remedied by it, the people will be I
given an opportunity to again vote on
prohibition. Few even of the most
ardent advocates of the law -will object
to thus, as they believe that a majority of
the people are in favor of it. and if thev
I are a decisive expression to that effect
wouiu mate its emorcement much easier
than it is at present. Kingman Leader.
Kansas contains twice as many people
as she did in 1SS0, and it is perfectly
natural that there should be a noisy
clamor for another vote upon this ques
tion. The issue must be met fairly, and
all the signs of the times prove that the
Republican party cannot afford to ignore
tbe growing sentiment in favor of re
submission. The Republican is not
howling for resubmission, but it is de- f
cidedly m Javor 01 a constitutional con-'
-ention. The question cannot be dodged f
At Wichita and Leavenworth the
graatest enthusiasm prevail, the niein-
To satisfy a long felt want we have concluded to place In our
store a complete and thoroughly organized
Which will be opened to the public next Thursday Morning
"We will cerry a full assortment of Home Made French' Candles.
Bon oons and conf ectionaries of all kinds. Our goods will he manu
factured by C. V. Friezelii, Especially for the WHITE HOUSE. We
guarantee absolute purity and fresh every morning. Remember
our stock will be renewed every morning. i-STone over one day old
No visitors should leave the city without a box of WHIIE HOUSE
Ju st received a large invoice of Black Silk Velvets.
A special line for Tr J inming. A special line for Dresses.
An uuparalled and exceptional Bargain in Black Silks.
A. special invoice cf Armutes at SI
per yard. A gem for $1.25 per yard.
Silk Warp and All Wool Fabrics for Dresses and Wrap.
The most thoroughly reliable goods and are guaranteed to be per
fectly satisfactory to the wearer. None genuine unless rolled on
varnished board and Priestly's name on seividge. Plain and tancy
Attention is called to our Special Prices in Cloaks and Wraps
Children's Cloaks as low as $2.
Lot of Samples in Newmarkets. Just one-ha-lf tho cost.
That we will sell you White Bed Spreads, Blankets, Comrorts and
Flannels at prices that will astonish you. Examine them.
Gents Furnishing Department.
We have just received a full line of Silk and Cashmere Mufflers
fine Suspenders, Neck Ties and Scarfs at 25c, 50c and 75a
New line in Cotton and Wool Half Hose. All qualities In the
celebrated Onyx Hosiery. Absolutely fast colors.
Great Sale in Qents underwear 48 cents, waite and colored. 63
cents, white, grey and colored. 96 cents, natural wool and scarlet.
118 cents, our bargain in Camel's Hair.
Carpet and Upholstery Department.
Unparalled and exceptional bargains. Ottoman,- Turkoman
Persian and all Chenille Portiers. Every pair different and repre
sents an origiual and artistic model in itself. Carpets and Hugs of
newest designs. We make a Great Sale on Lace Curtains.
Just received a full line of the Barritz Kid Glove,
to buy Fontleroy and Centemerrie Kid Gloves.
It pays to trade with the Legitimate Dry Goods Store of
Innes & Ross,
116 to 120 Main Street.
bership of the clubs which run
the hundreds, is composed
up into
ot leading Republicans, lawyers,
doctors, judges, all manner of profess
ional men, bankers, manufacturers and
representative business men. Only the
best men in the party are admittod to
membership. Democrats ask in vain to
bo permitted to add their names to tho
lists of the favored ones. Is that not a
little singular? Now what does it all
mean? Emporia News.
It is one of tho truo principles of re
publicanism, that justice bo dono minor
ities, while recognizing the rights of ma
jorities. This is the pith and heart of
tho resubmission question, and if a very
largo minority, as seems to bo tho ca.e
in Kansas, desiro to express their views
upon a question of public policy, their
demand should bo treated with duo con
sideration. The Now does not look up
on this issue as belonging to party, for
it will be found upon close canvass", that
there many Democratic prohibitionists,
while a largo number of Republicans fa
vor resubmission. Ft. Scott News.
It is no longer fabhionable to allude to
them as "rum-soaked" emissaries of
Satan, when such men as Judge Foster
and Congressman Perkins stand upon
similar ground. Thoy are not such im
moral and besotted fellows after all. ihit
and this is what will worry thobo ar
dent souls who honestly believo that
thero can be no salvation for man with
out prohibition whatever Democrats
may say or think about it, they must get
out of the way and let the Itopublican
party handle this thing. If they made a
mistake in the first place, it is there duty
to correct it. To guitar Democrats tn
come forward with a reniedv is too
cowardly to be thougt of. In the Ian- j
guage of tho gallant Colonel Murdock,
"on with the rebellion. "-Emporia Ncwa.
Every journal that opposes the resub
mission of the prohibitory law endeavors
to prove that another vote on tho ques
tion would ovorwbelmrhigly endorse, the
present law. Govpraor Iltunjihryys
fatated some tiihe ago tliat a proposition
to restoro the saloon would ho buried bv
100,000 majority. If all this be true,
then why kick? Would not it endorse
ment after eight yeara of trial be a mag
nificent prohibition victory? Would it
not settle tho question for all time to
come? We are not opposed to the prin
cipal of prohibition. We believe that
the eternal banishment of the saloon is a
blessing to any country. Bat at the
same time we believo that if the people
desire another vote upon this question
thev should have it. Re-jubmiflsion will
come sooner or later and if it does not
come through the Republican party it
will come through the Democratic party.
Pratt Republican.
Thllotophj cf the Street.
Time drags heavily -when we are w&iSsg
for a man to make a fool of hhasslf.
TTiilfcJ women are merely toco wfco gjr
nature a chanca -rithcrat tUfereac to tb
idea cf iOdhtr,
When one wesnaa gives acother advice It 1
tucr frora fcroe of habit thaa from any ex
pectation that it wfjl U folkrwrd, especially
if 1: u abet:! a mas.
What w&ald Leccsie cl n. wossaa i Ker huv-
bactf took a much izVtrtfS. in br ajJpartl t
eaedOse In b?
We are naver rscre thcrcygfcly feowrtf
than when we ati-rapt to jcd other by
z&llra that acisat oareelvfes.
Sfea admire ia woojta qualitiw. whica !by
deepbe m each other cotaily iksplIatT.
Mllwanrre Jocrcal.
Jlnnj- TTwrk at T1U Ba!e
"Cam," id FaagK it is Jay
ioicg fsr a Hrlnjp nnrV
"A coatractcr."
"Ah! In what lis""
- . HOUSE.-
The only place
On u Grap Subjrct.
Wife Will you sco that my gravo i kept
Rreon, iny dnrling?
Husband No, my denr, but I will plant
violets upon it.
"For what reasonP
"lk-causo I do not wish any grave robber
to dig up your body."
"How will thu planting of vlolota upon my
grave prevent tbcru from digging mo upf
"U'hy, your grave will bo kept inviolate,
of couThc." Taxas Siftlngs.
Dan Kcmr.utirrrt III in.
" Ta vornr " 1fln n good torv in Tim B.
ton Post, apropos of tho subject of mi-murr
in horses: " I happened to bn tho wit now of
an odd scene tho other day which when re
counted may ioaibly amuso the rwulfr. Onn
of those not infn-qucut, hut I mut couffi
usually fictitious wcetsities, had ariwn which
take mo to a stable on thu occasion to a
largo establishment in tho vicinity of ( har
don ptwL It wm about 5 o'clock In thn
afternoon and various fx-opte vrcr" starting
for home, among thm a man and woman
who had a remarkably intelligent looking
gray horso. Jut aa ho brgnn to trot dovrn
the lano by which Ihn stable lg reached from
tho street, a stout "party" who, I noticed.
had bren watching tho gray very Intntlyr
suddenly cried out in a loud voice: "Dan,
don't you want a piece of cakeT
Tho horse stopped nhort, prick ml up hh
ears, looked around and uttrod u fnint whin
ny of recognition and aKwnt. nor would )m
go en until the Ktont man had come forward
and oxplalnr-d his Intrfrf-no It apptaml
that MveraJ yfr hforo he hail brought lh
horv from Vermont, where no ha1 owned
him for some rime, and ax the b-at was par
ticularly docile he had taught him the tmi
fionsc of the quettion tho nudden aklag cf
which brought the animal to a standttilL
It is well known that hori- nrrer forgnt a
prvjn or pla-, and hcarc-lr an event. Jo
matter bow much tim hi lapwd or how
greatly the horv) may havo chaugsl In dis
position, one word from a. former master
will establish Irami-diAtcly the old rehUiou
betweea tbm.
100 Pairs Hen's Genuine Kan!
made (warranted) Calf Sno-3
S3.95, worth S6.
120 Pairs Men's Plain-Toe Con
gress Shoes at 31.49, worth 62. 25.
75 Pairs Ladles' Dongola But
ton Snoos at 08c, worth 31.60.
60 Pairs Ladlee Genuine Don
gola Button Shooe (Wichita
made) and everrpair warranted
at S2U23, worth S3.
Baby Shoes 21 cents-
312 E. Douglas Ave
h Beat Them all on Prices
Life and Letters of Roscoe Conklmz
"The Forum." "Public Opinion
"Encyclopedia Brittanica," ".
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