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At Washington, at present, Oklahoma
is receiving more attention than the
United States.
Well, Web Wilder is bigger across the
brow than some people we wot of, any
how. And he seems to be on top, too.
The influenza appears to be holding its
grip and spreading, and not a word do
we hear from Dr. Brown-Sequard with
his elixir.
There is nothing lost. Blackwood's
Magrzine tells of a factoiy which makes
five million tin soldiers yearly out of sar
dine cans.
Central America is again, in the ab
sence of influenza and the yellow feyer
season, enjoying the pulsations of a rev
olutionary movement.
J. M. Monroe of Wichita has been
.chosen chairman of the state central
committee of the Prohibition party vice
A. JI. Richardson of Lawrence, X'esigned.
The present superlatively fine winter
so far is not exceptional except to other
latitudes and states. Kansas had eight
such precedents within the past thirty--two
The czar of Russia plays the violin.
Everything seems to co-operate with the
nihilists to gain a popular countenance
of the czar's forcibly joining the "in
numerable caravan."
"Corporal Tanner, Private Dalzell
and Bill Hackney," the Lawrence Tri
bune thinks, "should put their mouths
in the hands of a receiver." That would
be hard on the receiver.
The English government shows serious
signs of appointing itself protectorate of
the salvation army. It has not yet been
announced what "General" Booth's
chances are for the premiership.
With all her abundant crops the past
year Kansas is at present threatened
with a famine the coming season as far
as it has to depend upon the crop of
natural ice. Not a pound harvested so
Stanley the explorer turns up out of
the wilderness and Africa's scorching
suns with a head of pure white hair. It
is supposed to be due to the bleaching
qualities of the African sun and severe
Dom Pedro refuses to talk about Bra
zilian affairs. lie is said to adhere
strictly to his policy of absolute silence.
But wait till the representative of some
American newspaper takes a turn at
him, and he'll talk; he'll have to.
As the national bank currency is re
tired the popular demand for silver cer
tificates and silver coin increases. This
indicates that there is little danger that
the silver dollar will sink in practical
value below that of the gold article.
The output of manufactured articles,
from Kansas City, Kan., industrial en
terprises for the past year are valued at
40,000,000, the credit for which is given
to the city of the same name across the
Btato line and goes to swell its clearing
house reports.
Carlos I was formally proclaimed
king of Portugal and Algarve, Saturday.
Royal proclamations have commonly
bad little effect toward staying the
tendencies of the times. If the Portugal
people really want a republic they will
have one in due time.
According to the New York Tribune,
Miss Rehan, in her Rosalind; charmed
every capable judge "by the prodigal
exuberance of her sweetness and bril
iancy." But what about the "prodigal
exuberance" of the Tribune in its anno
tation of the charmer's nowers?
The pope, it will be noticed, always
keeps a kindly eye on America. Should
he ever take it into his head to move the
papal losidence to America, as it has
been speculated, it is a matter of some
interest to know if he could gain en
trance into McAllister's four hundred.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox in her advice to
husbands and wives says: "Shut your
eyes and your lips to tho flaws and
faults in ono another's clmrnctor and
open them wide to the viitues." This
sounds well, and it is easy to follow if
the virtues be iuch as to really charm
and impiess.
Sales of steel rails for tho past week
foot up fully 50,000 tons, on a basis of
85 at eastern mills for large lots, and $3G
to .$87 at western mills. Agents of
makers claim that there are strong prob
abilities pointing to the purchase of
largo blocks of rails next month for the
prosecution of tho new railway enter
prises. John J. In galls spoke at a teachers'
meeting at Topknka last evening, and his
grammatical errors are perhaps being
talked over this morning by the local
Kuthoiitics on language. Wichita Eagle.
He was sick, and did not speak. But
what is a grammatical erroi? Newton
Wiry, an error of or pertaining to gram
mar, suiarty. What do you suppose
it is?
The packing house record of Kansas
City for the past twenty-two years shows
a phenomenal growth of that interest at
that point From 13,000 hogs in 1S0S
they have run the number handled last
year up to 18,715,000. Tho table by
years shows,however, that it took five
years to reach the number of hogs
handled at the Wichita packing houses
tho first year of their existence.
The Leavenworth affair mentioned in
yesterday morning's dispatches was a
disgraceful outrage and without a shadow
of excuse or authority of law. The place
broken into by the officers was not a
place where liquors had been or were
being sold, and there is no intimation
that there was any disturbance of the
peace. On the contrary, it was the place
of meeting of a society of the citizens of
that place, and the occasion was one sim
ply of harmless, social enjoyment. It is
such things as this that gave ri&e to and
daily intensifies the feeling of dissatis
faction that exists throughout the state
at the present order of things. Such in
cidents as that will do more to help along
the resubmission movement than the
most eloquent appeals from pen or res
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A dispatch from Columbus, S. C, con
cerning the recent lynching of the eight
negroes at Barnwell, in that state, states
that the negroes of that county are go
ing to hold a large meeting for the pur
pose of effecting plans for a wholesale
emigration from that county. A prom
inent colored man is reported as saying:
"We want, every one of us, to get out
of the county and leave it forever. We
would be willing to go even to a worse
place, if that were possible, rather than
stay here. "No, sir, we contemplate no
violence or revenge, but we mean to
leave Barnwell county."
Certainly they cannot be blamed for
desiring to get away from there, but the
question that is naturally suggested is,
where will they go where can they go
to better their condition? No other por
tion of the south gives promise of any
better treatment, and no other portion of
the country at large has so far offered
them asylum. They may yet be com
pelled to accept the offer of the Belgian
government and go to its African pos
VERSION. The Hutchinson News, with other pa
pers, is agitating a proposition for the
holding of a convention of newspaper
men and others interested in the southwest
for the purpose of setting on foot apian to
attract attention to this part of Kansas.
We are heartily in sympathy with the plan
and will do whatever we can to make the
convention a success. If some one will
name the town and time where and when
the convention shall meet we will second
the motion. It will take something of an
organized effort to overcome the nreiudice
in the minds of eastern emigrants against
this part of the state, and the sooner we
begin the better it will be for all concern
ed. It will be but a short time before the
spring emigration seta in: let us try and
be ready to harvest our share of the crop.
Garden City Imprint.
In view of the publicity given through
the press of the state the past month of
the state immigration movement that
has been set on foot and which is ex
pected to take form for practical opera
tion through the convention to be held
in Wichita on the 13th inst., the para
graph quoted above sounds just a bit
odd, Tne press of the state generally
have endorsed the current movement,
and now, at this late day such an at
tempt as the foregoing implies, to get up
a side show ostensibly in the same line
can only have one object and that is to
detract attention fiom the movement
now on by enlisting the press of the
southwest in a local or sectional move.
But the scheme won't work. The un
selfish and patriotic press and people of
the state are enlisted in the immigration
movement already successfully inaugu
rated, and the convention in this city on
the 13th will put work in practical shape
and it is hoped that every county in the
state will be represented and thus put
itself in position to receive somo of the
benefits that must and will come of the
united effort.
The report of tho judge advocate gen
eral of the army shows that during tho
past year 18,580 cases were tried by
court martial. The total number of en
listed men tried was 9,839, the duplicate
offenses making up the difference be
tween this and the total number of of
fenses. The total strength of the army
is only 25,000. Henco considerably more
than a third ofjall the enlisted men have
been court martialed during the year,
and there were only 308 cases of acquit
tal. This seems phenomenal. How is
it to be accounted for? Possibly the
army regulations have been strictly en
forced. Those legulations prohibit the
summary punishments of knapsack drill,
bucking and gagging, tying up and oth
er pleasing devices, by commissioned of
ficeisforany offenses. They prescribe
that in all cases punishment must be
through trial by court martial. Henco
every soldier that is late at guard mount
ing, that is slow at drill, that fails to put
out his light promptly at taps, that gets
drunk, that fails to salute a major gen
eral or a second lieutenant, or that is
impudent to the corporal of the guard,
must be tried by court-martial. Now if
officers take pains to ferret out and
bring to punishment all the offenses of
these sorts that are committed, it is not
so strange that tho court-martials reach
the extraordinary number reported. And
the phenomenon is ono of martiuotism.
The only other explanation is either that
the rank and file is made up of an ex
ceedingly bad lot of men or that tho com
missioned officers' are terribly inefficient.
It is hoped, as it is believed by the of
ficial who furnished tho foregoing sta
tistical statement, that tho newly organ
ized "canteen" in the various commauds,
a sort of social and literary society, will
so improve tho morale of tho army if
the trouble complained of hitherto is
found there that it will be radically
changed for the better, and that tho next
annual report will show it.
George Martin tried his hand at issuing
a holiday number of his paper, the Kan
sas City, Kansas, Gazette, on December
31, and ho made a 16-pago success of it.
The showing for the city could not but
bo most gratifying to the friends of the
city, which showing is likewise a hand
some compliment to tho Gazette, inas
much as its ceaseless labors in the city's
behalf contributed not a little to its suc
cess. Great head, great paper, great city.
Tho cattle packed in Kansas City,
Kansas, during the year 1SS9, says the
Gazette, would make a string 929 miles
long, allowing ten feet to each of the
490,3SS slaughtered. And yet there are
those who would have that immense
stream turned back upon its source, to
stagnate and paralize the live stock inter
est of the west and southwest, by a system
of restriction called local inspection, to
satisfy a whim concieveu in prejudice.
From such friends, the live stock in
terest may well exclaim, good Lord de
liver us.
The Eagle fell into the same trap set
by tho Topeka Capital that caught the
two leading papers of Kansas City, the
Leavenwcrth Times and other papers,
by stating that the Capital made no men
tion of the Saturday night resubmission
meeting in Topeka. But we are sure
those of us who made that mistake will
not be held blameworthy when it is
known tbat the Capitals full report of
tho meeting was not given in its first
edition, a copy of which alone was re
ceived at this office, but in a later one.
We take its word for it, that it did the
subject and occasion smplo justice.
hence this amende.
It is stated tbat the aggregate bank
clearings of the country, outside of New
York, for the year 1889 was two thous
and millions dollars more than the year
"usfcre: Such a volume of business
would seem to indicate a corresponding
amount of money in actual circulation,
but the present condition of the west in
that regard does not bear out the sup
position, and therefore the whyfore of
much of the discontent among the peo
ple. We hope for better things this
good year 1890.
George Francis Train is again, and for
the time being, a free American citizen,
and last Saturday performed the most
heroic act of his life. At a fire in Bos
ton, one of the firemen was overcome
with smoke, and all efforts to revive him
seemed useless. The Citizen, taking in
the situation, broke in a closed bar, and
stealing a bottle of whisky, poured some
of it down the fireman's throat and
brought him back to life. The crowd
were greatly impressed and loudly
cheered the Citizen, whereupon he
promptly took advantage of the occasion
to give them a lecture.
Joel Chandler Harris, the literary
gonitis vho has made his mark in negro
dialect stories and gained the distinc
tion of a polished literateur, will take
Mr. Grady's place as an editor of the At
lanta Constitution. It remains to be
seen whether Mr. Harris will have to
join that multitude of writers who have
been successful as literary artists and
grievious failures as journalists. It may
be, however, that Mr. Harris will prove
doubly gifted in the rough style of
journalism and belles-letters both, as his
predecessor, Mr. Grady, was in journal
ism and oratory, equally proficient.
The above caption is the title of the
subject treated in the Bulletin just is
sued from the experiment station for the
state agricultural college at Manhattan.
The subject is treated in extenso, but in
view of the nominal price that cereal
commands on the market, which cir
cumstance has brought it pretty much
into disgust with farmers generally, a
summary of the report is as much as is
likely to interest that class of our read
ers. Wo quote:
Oat smut is caused by a small para
sitic plant called TJstilago segetum (Bull.)
The parasite is carried with the seed
oats, and seed from smutty fields will
produce a smutty crop.
It is doubtful whether the disease is
ever occasioned by the use of manure
which contains smut from straw or
The disease is more destructive than is
usually supposed, the counts in the vi
cinity of Manhattan in 1888-9 showing a
loss of over 11 1-3 per cent.
The financial loss from this source to
the people of the state is perhaps over a
million "dollars vannually.
In ordinary cases the disease can be
entirely prevented by soaking the seed
minutes in water heated to 132 de
grees F.
The other fungicides used, when de
creasing the amount of Bmut, at the
same time also interferedwith the ger
mination and reduced tho vigor of the
Seed from clean fields (if the adjoining
fields were not smutty) will produce a
crop of oats free from smut.
The natural enemies, both vegetable
and animal, are in this case of little
piactical importance sinco the seed can
be both easily and effectively treated.
Stinking smut, to bo distinguished
from the black smut, (but like it pre
ventable,) and especially injurious to
wheat in extensive portions of the state
tho present year, is also due to a minute
vegetable parasite belonging to tho
group of fungi.
'Twould bo a Strong One.
From tho Atchison Champion.
The best immigration scheme for Kan
sas would be for the railrrads to reduce
the cost of transporting farmers' crops
to market. This would attract general
attention, and be an inducement for the
citizens of other states to locate here.
Always Spell It Out.
From tho Chlcaso Timed.
A real, genuine Kansan always spells
the name of his state in full, and never
abbreviates. Kansas is too good a name
to treat slightingly, and no true citizen
will think of such a thing. It was Kan
sas in 1854, and it is Kansas now, per
sonified. Fifty-Two a Lucky Number.
From the 11-worth San.
Judge Brewer's appointment to the su
preme bench biings iortli a state of facts
which will furnish the superstitious with
some nuts to crack? Judge Brewer is 52
yeais old. is tho fifty-second person ap
pointed to tho supreme bench and was
confirmed by fifty-two votes. Fifty-two
must be a lucky number.
Kansas Produces the Best.
From the Industrialist.
Kansas wheat is establishing a great
reputation for itself. An exchange that
evidently knows what it is talking about
says that the wheat makes a granular
flour, and the bread mado from the flour
is a creamy white color, retaining its
moisture longer than bread made from
the soft wheat. In many parts of the
easi and England the demand for this
particular kind of flour has greatly in
creased the demand for Kansas wheat.
A Miserable Mistake.
Leavenworth Sun.
The Topeka Capital made a miserable
mistake by refusing to mention the great
resubmission meetmg in Topeka Satur
day night. This shows that the Capital
is not published for the people of Kan
sas, but for the prohibitionists and for
itself. It is contemptible and silly for a
paper to suppress the facts about any is
sue which is of vital interest to the en
tire people, simply because a number of
persons and the editor are opposed to the
Right You are, Good Doctor.
From the Atchbos Champion.
The Champion believes in protecting
American industries to the fullest extent
against ruinous foreign competition, but
it does not take any stock in the logic of
the statement made before the ways and
means committee on Friday last by the
representative of the barbed wire and
nail industry, who said, "any reduction
of duty on wire rods rods out of which
smooth, and barbed wire is made would
advance the price of barbed wire fencing
and nails to the consumer." The logic
of this statement is that to cheapen the
cost of the raw material is to increase
the cost to the consumer of the manu
factured article an absurd and senseless
statement. Ic is equivalent to saying
that the less a man drinks the drunker
he gets. The glorious doctrine of pro
tection to American industries does not
need to be bolstered up by any such false
Topeka Journal: The nineteenth century
start3 oat on its horns stretch tomorrow
Luis use tea suits ol its nunared-
The Sabine Lake and River The Town
The Pate The Engineer's Report
The Croat Storm Too Much
One-Sided in Texas.
Steame Peabl Rtvees, )
Ok the Sabine, Dec 27, 1889. j
To the Editor of the Eagle.
Since my last I have journeyed from
the western "deep water" harbor at
Aransas to the eastern line of Texas, the
great Sabine river, and am now crossing
the bar at the upper end of Sabine Lake.
The lake is about twenty miles long and
twelve miles wide, a beautiful sheet of
water with a general depth of seven or
eight feet Along its banks the lands
are low resembling very much the lands
around Galveston.
Two rivers enter this lake, the Sabine
and Nechez, both navigable but the Sa
bine much the larger. The principal
business on these rivers is in pine lum
ber, both the long and short leaf varie
ties, with considerable Cyprus. This pine
region, in going eastward, is first struck
near Houston and increases in density
and size as we progress east. At least
that is the outlook from the train on
the Southern Pacific, the thoroughfare
from Galveston to New Orleans. The
lumber is of good quality for general
building purposes, and much is trans
ported to Galveston and other points,
both by rail and vessel. It is brought
down to "the pass" on barges, tho ono
towed by our boat having a capacity of
200,000 feet. The denizens tell me that
sea vessels carry as much as 800,000 feet
At the foot of this little lake lies the
town of Sabine Pass. It is a small vil
lage, of but few good houses a hotel
and a store comprising its business
places. The town was swept
away by a storm on tlie
12th of October, 18S6, which
the people represent as a cyclone not
likely to occur again in a century. It is
said that the sod here will produce tre
mendously of vegetables of all kinds;
but to the casual passer-by there is little
to indicate that the people make much
effort on such experiments. The fact is,
that where Christmas can hardly be dis
tinguished bv the temperature from the
Fourth of July, and cattle grow without
ieea, ana need only branding, there is no
great incentive to plowing and hoeing.
The second growth of watermelons still
cling to the vines, and tomatoes can be
picked fresh from the gardens, and roses
fresh adorn the Christmas dinner tables.
And Christmas is by no means over yet,
as is indicated by the crowds which
climb on and off at the depots, and gather
around them to hurrah as trains pass,
very largely composed of negroes, whose
enjoyment of Christmas in the south
always lasts a week, with two or three
days to quiet down on and resume
From the town of Sabine Pass to the
ocean is what is known as "the pass,"
and is eight miles long and an average
of one-fourth of a mile wide. Its
meanderings are represented as in the
shape of the letter S, and its depth thirty
feet, with a depth at tho town of thirty
feet. At the entrance to the gulf the
pass widens and tho jetties commence
opening, in funnel shape, and drawing it
to the width of 1,000 feet, thus giving
force to the power of the water for
the clearing out of the channel. It is
claimed that the channel over the bar is
now about twelve and one-half feet, and
that it has been much improved by these
jetties, demonstrating beyond a
perad venture the practicability of
securing water for the largest
clas3 of vessels. The government
made a few slight appropriations for this
work. All but the last claimed to have
been lost from their insignificance ; but
that now the work is on the highway to
success, and that it is the cheapest of all
entrances to the ocean. It is further
claimed that the bar is composed of a
soft mud formation, easily removed.
Tbe government used a boat with a propeller-shaped
wheel in front which aided
to " bore its way through" with the usual
propeller wheel for its locomotion.
Much complaint is mado of the engi
neers' report. Of course this is to be
taken with tho usual degrees of allow
ance for self-interest, and as the com
ments of unscientific against scientific in
formation. Among the comments might
bo recited some remarks anything but
complimentary. But a forcible obejec
tion is made to the declarations of the
board that the surroundings were
"marshy and subject to frequent over
flow," and "tho only suitable places for
habitation are upon small mounds or
ridges." Said our captain pertinently:
"They were not sent to build or even
locate a city;" and then continued quot
ing from the act of congress, but to re
port as to the most eligible point or
points for a deep harbor which
can be secured and matained in the
shortest time and at the leastcost." This
seems logical, in view of the further fact
that the board admits that "the bar dif
fers somewhat in material from similar
formations at other points along tho
coast, being composed mainly of
soft alluvial," and that as a re
sult of the work already done,
with slight appropriations the
Sabine and Xeches currents have in
creased the channel over the bar three
and a half feet in depth. The captain
remarked that it was a better swamp
than Chicago. To add to the force of
that remark, it may be suggested tbat
the first scientific explorers at Fort Dear
born reported that place a3 "unsuited
for habitation;" and only thirty-five years
ago the writer walked over tho rail
wooden pavements of that marsh when
at almost every step tho water squirted
through them into his face. Neverthe
less Chicago is now the second city of the
union, contending with New lork for
the world's fair on the anniversary of the
four hundredth century of tho discovery
of the continent by Columbus. Jr7ill the
next generation read this report as we
read the reports of Chicago, or laugh
at the reports of the committee of
doctors who gave it as the opinion
of scientists that railroads could not be
run at a rate over thirty miles an hour
with safety to health. To a casual ob
server, without science, thera is a large
surface suitable for habitation; and let a
deep harbor bo once established here or
elsewhere, and if there is enough of
spare hillocks in Texas, the advance of
American enterprise will fill it up, as did
Chicago, and make it a city.
It will be remembered that tho little
village of Sabine Pass was almost swept
away on October 12, 18S6, and 162 per
sons" drowned only thirty-four being
whites and of about equal numbers on
the Texas and Louisiana sides of the
river. Soma of tbe people here claim
that this was a cyclone while others say
it was the change of wind and the con
tinuance of the severest storm ever
known, which might have struck or I
A.HUTVU, wmca imgut, 4o '
may strike any place on the continent.
As a proof of this, they say that but one '
vessel hzs ever been lost on the coaai and
explained the wreck on tbe bar as a de
stroyed blockade runner burned daring
the war.
X In talks with, all cksset and kind of
people we haye heard the frequent re
mark? that if Texas was a close state on
political results her chances for harbor
improvements would be much better.
The Democrats fear no 'defeat and the
Republicans have no hope3 of change,
and, therefore, they are more apt to be
"left" on appropriations than a doubtful
state. It is the same remark that fe bo
often made in Kansas in reference to po
litical favors under Republican rule.
Wouldn't it be strange if Democrats at
last should say we cannot be swayed by
any iear or losing j.exas, anu jvepuuu
cans, we cannot lose Kansas, and, there
fore, we will not jeopordize eastera in
terests in any fear of them.
But here we are in sight of Orange,
Tex., having spent a night at anchor on
Sabine lake; an evening in pleasant con
verse with Captain Rogers, of the Pearl
Pavers, about the only incident of Texas, I
its progress and its hopes ior tne iuture,
embracing a thrilling description by
Mrs. Rogers of the terrible night in
which she and her husband and amiable
little girl clung for six hours in the top
of a tree, thereby escaping death in the
storm of 18S6. S.
Seeds, Sllpj, Scions, Sprojts, Shoot and Slivers.
Jndge Brewer used to write poetry.
What of it? after all, who hasn't.
Jake Stotler for state printer is in the
air; now if he can only catch and compress
It is stated that Geo. W. Glick. late gov
ernor, will be a candidate for the legisla
ture. Everybody started to keep a diary yes
terday, but more than the moiety will
forget it today.
The Jetmoro Dairy association shipped
about 5,750 pounds of cheese to western
points last week. Sj
Xobody was more sorry to see the first
of January than the man who predicted a
eokl bleak December.
It is said that Col. D. R. Anthony was
not invited to Judge Brewer's banquet.
What on earth is the matter?
In the number of suggestions and reme
dies the influenza has come into serious
emulution with the baulky horse.
The Atchison Globe wauts to know why
it is that when people eat onions for sap
per, they never fail to havo callers in the
"No man. says Sol Miller, 13 totally de
praved." But it muse be remembered
tbat Sol still regards Russell Harrison as
a "kid."
Browning and Tennyson will be last to
be interred in Westminster, objections, ou
the part of several Kansas poets notwith
standing. Stradiuarius violins are springing up all
over Kansas. This ia a natural result of
the popularity of "Arkansaw Traveler' in
this state.
If In gal k bad Plumb's name the Empo
ria Republican would perhaps inquire
naively "what the Plumbing bill for a fed
eral building was."
A Topeka man recently advertised in a
local paper for a room mate who didn't use
tobacco, and in two weeks he was married
to a charming wife who chews gum.
John A. Anderson dined with the presi
dent Christmas day. Some little anxiety
is felt to know whether he gave the state
away by putting cranberries on his bread.
Several papers are authority for the state
ment that Mrs. Jefferson Davis will pres
ently come to Kansas to live with her mar
ried daughter. It would be gratifying to
some to know where the daughter lives. j
Dallas News In prohibition Kansas
"Who comes here?" A grenadier."
"What do you want?" "A mug of beer."
"Well, just step around to the back door
and be very quiet about it. There's a hen
A university at Odessa has been closed
because of the great number of students
there who were engaged in spreading their
nihilistic propaganda. This ought to
bring out a letter of condolence from Law
rence. .
The male teachers who didn't stand up
for prohibition at the meeting of the
Teachers' association in Topeka acted so
to gain a momentary relief from the
proximity of the heavy ladened breath of
those who did arise.
Mr. Edison says he receives an average
of 1,000 letters daily, many of which con
tain offers of marriage with his daughter.
The suitors probably rely on tbe inventor's
ingenuity to arrange some electrical ap
pliance for keeping wives' feet warm.
John and Sophia McGraw obtained a di
vorce in Hutchinson a few days ago, and
the court granted Sophie $9,000 alimony.
This was too much for John, andhecoaxed
his bride of twelve years to again join him
on life's journey, even though ho does
pound her occasionally.
Barlow Lippincott, son of ex-Chancellor
Lippincott of the university, has been ap
pointed assistant typographer in the
United States geological survey. The ap
pointment is made as a reward for merito
rious work. Young Lippincott is a grad
uate from the ciyil engineering depart
ment of the university.
When people at Edmond refuse to apeak
to a man, it is a sure sign he hasn't paid
his taxes.
The Stillwater Gazette comes sailing
along serenely on the Oklahoma sea of
The first spring brood of Oklahoma
chickens is perhaps still in the shell, but
not for long.
Every building in Stillwater is occupied
and some of tbe people are wintering it
out in dug outs.
In Oklahoma it is usually the fellows
who have no overcoats who have a "jag
on" for warmth.
The timidest prophet In Oklahoma
should not be at all backward in predict
ing a warm summer.
Tho first thing Oklahoma City wanta to
do after the water has been let into the
big ditch is to drown those two factions.
Publishers may well take into account
in preparing diarfe3 for Oklahoma, to re
serve a big lot of space for April twenty
second. Tho fact is. if Oklahoma had waited
eleven.years longer she would. have been a
land of the twentieth century, but the fact
is, she didn't.
William Hackney has taken np his resi
dence at Guthrie. It is stated that Bill
stuck his head in an empty barrel and
tried tbe sound of "Governor Hackney."
Party lines In Oklahoma will no doubt
be drawn in the first election authorized
by congress, but the trouble will be that
they will all be on one side of tbe Use.
la the absence of bath-tubs, and tbe low
temperature of the water in tbe stream,
there is fear that some of the denizens of
Okalahoma are fast approaching a state of
mediaeval holiness.
"A word to the wise is sufficient," and
the Oklahoma papers now understand
that their advice to tbe "sooner" Is mostly
futile. For moving nuznssalls a dab is
better than wisdom.
The Republican meeting at Reno City
was organized by the election of Barnes,
of Guthrie, chairman: Wilson, of Heoo
City, secretary. A convention was calkd
to meet at tbe headquarters of the Okla
homa Republican club at Oklahoma City
on Friday, January 17, 130, at 4 o'cIock
Itiafd ti&t ths Piatt bill meets Us
requirements of Oklahoma bitr thaa
any other yet ictrodecui fa either boo or
Sfraate, and that tbe friends of Oklahoma
m bo-ta bodies will eodearor to bar It
passed. Tbe Spriojer bill Is too omclbas,
endeavoring to cover the whole croccd
ron. Genesis to Revelation, und were is
no hope of passing it.
ICCSisn The .hope Is restored that
when coagreas reassembles after the holi
days tea race problem may yield p!ae to
tbe demands which. Oklahoma Is makiss
apcu the saticoal ksislarare for bcsj
i torvs of ccTernment whSck shall brias:
peace out, U dirdr, &d ori the e
Boys Bicycle Woolen Hose
Just received, all wool, all slaws, only 96 cents. Tbest
outwear any otter kind
Holiday Gifts.
Didn't you forget to buy that Black Silk Dreas on Christmas?
Don't you forget it for New Year's.
Beautiful Poult de Sole, Beautiful Arrnure Royals, Beautiful IfclHa
Francals. Either one of these brands will maia
a very acceptable gift.
Ii2f t from last week's sale. We want to close these all;
out they must go. We make the price $0. 17; worth
$15 to $ia Every suit a high novelty.
Beautiful Bric-a-Brac, Willow and Japanese ware must all
be sold before 1890.
We cut the price in two on Plush Sacques, Wrap3, Cloaks
and children's Garments. You will require them soon
this warm weather will not last always.
We Offer Great Inducements in Our Cloak
We have made a 2x4 cut on all Remnants and Short Lengths
of Dress Goods and Silks; look on the center counters.
We have made a deep 4x4 cut on Silks; 25c, 41c and '52 cents
a yard, worth 75c and 85c a yard.
Our customers who have been waiting for the Centemerrie
Kid Gloves in black, can find them on sale now.
Mittens for Ladles, Gentlemen and Children Just received.
Thompson's Glove Fitting Corset in black. -
It pays to
Innes & Ross,
116 to 120 Main Street.
When we commence invoicing, we will make the following cut
on goods. All Holiday Goods, including Plush Goods, Fancy Goods
of every description. Albums and Booklets, ONh, HALF OFF. Book
including sets, single voiumes and Juvenile-, One Iblrd Off. -VO
COST JluMliuG, every thing marKed in plain figures and to above
discount taken off. This la a chance or a ilietime.
Mere of tho new territory adequate pro
tection against lawlessness and anr.rchr,
Public questions should be considered In
the order of their Importance
Jack-leg lawyers are becoming a nui
sance about the Gnthrie lmd office, 'ind
the respectable attorneys bv forwarded
n petition, with the following letter, to
To the honorable cominlKsioner, general
land office: Wo herewith transmit n peti
tion, signed by respectable members of
the bar of this land district, protecting
ayainct certain abuses whicft rxUt In tbe
land practice. There can be no doubt of
the existence of many of the evils com
plained of, as well as tome others not a ere
We have dono as much towards the cor
rection of these wrongs as our authority,
defined by previous correspondence, will
permit. Those bejond our reach continue
We recommend tbat all these matters
be referred to a special agent for thorough
investigation and necessary action.
Oklahoma Chief. Hundreds of people
left the city Monday and Tuesday, bound
for their old homes, where they will pass
tbe happy holiday season in feaiting and
merrymaking. Tbs Santa Fe trains were
crowded with Oklahomans nod their lug.
gaga. Tbe baggage cars were strained to
their utmost capacity to accommodate tbs
hundreds of trunks and boxes ladened
with gifts for waiting friendv A pretty
feature ot the lively scene, w!tned at th
depot was th profusion of mistletoe
bonichs scattered among the crowd. Every
body seemed to have taseo a notion to
carry away Oklahoma mistletoe. Th cars
were fairly lined with the pretty green
branches sprinkled over with glistening
white berries. MUtleto adorned tbe bat
racks, abutters, seats sod floor and pro
truded from many a buttonhole, boiosa
and belt. A great deal of wild ganse was
carried out by the excursionists. Every
body was bubblf Qjf orer with peace and
good will, and when the long train beeas
to glide away from the station, handker
chiefs were waved and kh&es thrown
amid a chorus of happy voices wlthiog a
MIerry Christmas."
Bill Jfjm'B
Tbe scrap beak whkh "Carl PrctreT
takes a priie in is rich is autographs
"good peopk." Away Ls;k In 13,
when Bill Kye was editing The Bocio
erasf, Lsraaus Wy. T., he mm
"Frtar his photograph, and this &
what he tsTote itas; with it: 'Htj Dear
'Pretzel I mad you a Terr jcod 'Braid
PancT by this nsiD, which, if yec wfl
instruct the artlxi to thicken up the sack
a little and Jose down the tarkey fobfcto
knsb fen the trachea, will auks aobie
pvemre. As to tie h-! y, f wre. I am.
not so Toluptaca as yea are, WsGesKp
Peck's embocpei&t would tM ixtfar oet
cf the way. I like te get a pfetsreie
which I cn twrrew aaewser xsxa'a
clothca, and, if posatbls, a fl,7W dka
eietd. as St gim as air srxs&ur,
gloora aad. lerrer thai is good te aee. 1
hape, sOr that I atsall js! iuve the Caa
cviea iastiacta to acksawlad pic
ture km mtch a wa? thai it wil 4o y
Mmusgi.' CTssyfaJffawalay
trade at the
An Old Uljirr' Toiiel Yam.
Dowu in South street the otbrrrday
thoy wore talking about a whooner
which had Hrn struck by lightning,
when the n-porter blngh'd out an old
mnrinor and said:
"Copt. II , it ecemx to me I've read
or heard of your brijc bcingBtruck."
"Yes, she wa,M answered the old yarn
"Where waa itT
"Off Point Aux Barque, alwut fifteen
years ago. Verj strange cae that.
Probably the oniy one of the kind ever
heard of."
"Give u tbe particulars. M '
"Well, wo were jogging along dovn,
when a thundcrKtorra overtook u, and
the very first flash of lihtoln truck
the deck amidships and bored a hole at
big as my hg right- down through the
bottom of the vefwl.
"And she foundered, of courT.
"2o, sir. The waUr began rushing
in, ttnd ho would hare foa&dered, but
thers cimo a fxmd fiaah and a bolt
'trunk my foTC-to'-sallant muuL It wan
cut off n?r the top, tarried botieae end
np. and aa It casue down It esterrd the
bole and plugged it up as iigbt a a dnu.
When w got down te dry deck we sim
ply sawed oH either ecd and left the
plug In the planka.' Philadelphia lie
public. 00 Fairs
50 Cents Up.
Latest Styles.
Lowest Prices.
312 L DeuabsAss.
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