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MAKcilAT..Ti M. 3IOKDOC Fdltor.
Calyin S. Brice, the new Democratic
senator from Ohio, lives in New York.
Now let that codifying committee of
senators at Topeka do their duty and do
it fearlessly.
Governor Humphrey must appoint
three supreme court commissioners
within fifty days.
North Dakota has perhaps the most
picturesque and poetical of names. It
is known as the Flicker Tail state,
Oklahoma territory, if the present bill
passes, will embrace nearly 40,000 square
miles, or an area as large as the state of
Ohio.
Maine represents legally a general
prejudice. The state has a law prohib
iting a man from marrying his mother-in-law.
--
Congress will probably pass a national
bankrupt law. It is demanded by finan
cial and commercial organizations in al
parts of the country.
Now that Joe Blackburn has been re
elected to the United States senate, Jim
McKenzie won't give a cent whether the
duty on quinine is restored or not.
Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Wanamaker
have become verj' warm personal friends,
and affairs at the capital are quite do
mestic if it wasn't for the Blaines.
"He who enters here leaves character
behind," remarks the Newton Repub
lican of the Kansas legislature. Charac
ter, doubtless, gets badly left; but so
does tho people.
The ex-stato treasurers of Colorado and
their appropriation to themselves of
-100,000 of the people's money, makes it
appear that a rebellion might strike that
state without any serious hurt.
Tho "father of tho house" W. D.
Kelley and tho man who, on Kelley's
demise, -would be the father Samuel J.
Randall are both seriously ill. Both
are from tho same city and from adjoin
ing districts.
That man Vibert is still hanging
around Kansas. Ho made a speech
against resubmission at Topeka Sunday
night. Kansas, with becoming humility,
makes her acknowledgements for words
of wisdom from such imported dead
beats and clerical frauds as Vibert.
Secretary Noble is said lo bo pressing
Assistant Attorney General Shields of
the interior department for United States
circuit judge to succeed Judge Brewer.
With the secretary of the interior, it
would seem as though Missouri was
faring pretty well for a Democratic
state.
So Mrs. Jefferson Davis will not come
to Kansas to make her homo with her
married daughter, as repeatedly btated
in the prints of late, she having deter
mined to go to Europo to join her daugh
ter, Miss "Winnie, early in tho spring.
By-the-way, who is this married daugh
ter, and where does she live?
The gentleman before tho ways and
means committee hit the cigar con-noiseii'-s
squarely on the head when he
stated that smokers lookoa for tho im
ported stamp on cigars and if that was
not there they would not buy the best
American cigars, while tho biggest trash
mado in Cuba would be eagerly bought
if it only had tho stamp affixed.
A Yew York paper says that Patti was
not appreciated in Chicago when she
recently appeared there. This is un
doubtedly designed to injure Chicago as
a candidate for the world's fair, but it
comes with particularly bad grace from
a city which went wild with enthusiasm
over "Down went McGintj'." Mean
while St. Louis is sawing wood.
Every day or two something is given
out that indicates a growing disposition
on the part of the Canadians towards
annexation to the United states. In viow
of the ?100,000,000 cash added to their
volume of tho circulating medium, and
tho considerable number of "emigrants"
from the states added to tho Dominion's
population the past year it would seem
that they have a better thing to remain
as they are, and without any amend
ment the existing treaty.
St. Louis may not need more Jight,
but she certainly needs a less fatal sys
tem than tho one she now has. Scarcely
a day passes but one or nioro persons
are killed or injured by the electric light
wires that are strung overhead. About
tho next thing wo hear from there will
bo that Mayor Noonau has followed the
example of Mayor Grant of New York
and inaugurated a crusade against over
head electric wires strung in tho streets.
Tho wires would be out of harm's way
under giound, and where they cannot or
are not rendered nerfectlv secure from
harm they should be placed out of
harm's way.
Tho pope is in luck after all! A pious
Catholic has left him GSO,000 as a leg
acy; and what is more singular, this de
votee was of Jewish origin. Baron Lil
ienthal 'mado his pile' in the Union
Generale speculation. He was a friend
of Antonolli's, and a great admirer of the
Compte do Chambord. Of course his re
lations are tearing their hair and swear
ing at largo oyer the contents of the will:
but though they intend to dispute it, it
is believed to be quite a valid one. If so,
his holiness may cheer up a little; G?0.
000 is a nice little legacy to comfort his
aid age, withal, and lie need have no fur
ther dismal anticipations of the work
house. Messrs. Butler, Morgan and company
aiay discuss the proposition to settle the
race question in the south by transport
ing the negroes to Africa to their heart's
content, but that will be the end of the
proposition. The government will never
undertake any such a scheme, for ob
vious reasons. The negro has been a
disturbing element ever "since he was
brought here against his will, and the
indications aro that he will continue to
menace the peace of his country in
definitely, not willfully or intentionally,
but simply by virtue of his presence a
sort of thorn in the flesh of tho body
politic, aud the sooner the whites of the
country obtain grace to bear It the
sooner will it cease to harrass,
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TEXAS AND XEEP HABBOBS.
A correspondent of the Fort Worth
Gazette, in discussing the question of a
deep harbor on the Texas gulf coast and
the prospect of getting one through the
efforts of the government alone, takes
the position that Texas cannot afford to
wait? for relief from such a slow and un
certain process. He says:
"In my opinion the people of Texas
will have in the next seven years con
tributed enough to the 'Long Haul' and
the powers that be in eastern money cen
ters to get at least two good ports on the
coast with thirty feet of water at each
port.
"The Texas farmers and stockmen will
foot the bills in the future as they have
in the past, and the same old song will
be sung year after year. We wifi go
right along paying tribute to New York
and other eastern ports if we depand on
the government to give us deep water.
This is but natural, and a farmer in
Texas might just as well sit down and
wait for some eastern capitalist to send
him a man and team from New York to
nlow his land and put m his crop and
harvest-it for him as for the people of
Texas to wait for and expect the govern
ment to give them deep water on the
Texas coast. If the farmer has any
work to do ho knows by experience he
will have to do it himself or hire
it done. So it is with Texas. If
the state has any work to be
done the state will have to do it,
and it is useless to depend on our opposi
tion to do it for us. Our opposition
would give us an occasional dose of taffy
and fair promises and allow us to get a
little appropriation here and there, just
enough to keep us from going to work
iTifl Honondinrr nn our own efforts as we
should have done years ago. If the
state would turn loose anu piow iui uccy
water as her farmers do for corn we
would soon be independent of the capi
talists who live in New York and other
eastern cities. Texas would bring the
capitalists within her borders instead of
having her citizens going to and paying
tribute to them.
Less than one-fourth of a cent, I ex
pect one-eighth of a cent, special tax on
the property owners of Texas would give
us a harbor and port on the Texas coast
that would start the capitalists on a run
to Texas. It would also start the "Man
with the Hoe," the manufacturers and
the "Tin Bucket Brigade" for Texas.
Tim nonnln nf Tfixas mv Yearly a tax
of not less than one per cent in the way
of freight rates on me "iuug "am, i
cmr nnthinn- of the difference in the
prices received for tno products now and
what tuey wouiu get nau mey . ijuuu
port and a market on their own coast."
This is presenting the subject in a new
light, but it must be admitted that much
of what is stated for fact is fact indeed.
There is no question but that his conclu
sions aro m thejmain correct.tor tney are
borne out by the experience of the past.
Tho west and southwest has never re
ceived from the government for any
purpose more than an occasional sop in
a substantial way and it pieceuents are
to be followed and we continue to wait
till a more convenient season it will
never be any better.
The idea of taking hold of the harbor
proposition by Texas, and by collectings
small tax proceed to secure at once or
within a year or two what it may re
quire several years to accomplish if the
government alone is to be depended up
on,is feasible enough.but if congress per
mits such a thing to be done when fully
one-half of the country, in area at least,
is directly interested in it, and while the
government has millions of the people's
money hoarded up in the treasury ser
ving only as a constant temptation to
emrasre in all sorts of extravagances we
say that if congress permits this impor
tant matter to go by default by tailing
to giye it prompt attention and liberal
support, enough to accomplish every
thing that may be done and in the
shortest possible time, and by such neg
lect shall force the state of Texas to un
dertake the work as a matter of self
defense, it will bring an open scandal
upon the government that will follow it
indefinitely. Tho state of Texas is able
to take hold of this undertaking, great
as in is, but this nor thefact that she is
perhaps more immediately concerned in
its accomplishment than other states
and portions of tho west naturally
tributary to gulf ports when fully estab
lishedneither nor both of these sugges
tions constitute a reason or excuse for
neglect on tho part of the government.
Congress can have no excuse for delay
or for parsimonious action in this matter.
All the data that it requires or can desire
as to the extent of tho undertaking and
its pressing importance is in baud in the
most intelligible and comprehensive
form. v
No more important proposition, to a
large portion of tho country, is likely to
command the attention of the present
congress.
A GROWING PROPOSITION.
Since the discussion of the immigra
tion question was begun here and has
extended all over the state, and the
prospect for an influx of desirable and
much desired population and capital
into our midst has become so flattering,
a like interest is springing up iu other
states of the west. The need of such a
levival is felt up in Minnesota, and
already steps aro being taken to inaugu
rate a movement in that state after the
Kansas plan, to the extent, at least, of
making it a state effort. The Minnesota
movement had its initiation in St. Paul,
the chamber of commerce of that place
starting tho ball a rolling, so to speak, by
formal action embodied in the following
resolutions, which were unanimously
adopted Tuesday of last week:
Resolved, That it is the sense of this
chamber that the question of an intelli
gent, continuous and electivo system of
state immigration is of vital importance,
not only to tho farmimr interests of the
state, but to tho smaller towns and larger
cities as well.
Resolved, That the committee on statis
tics and correspondence be requested to
formulate and submit to this board a
detiuite plan for euccuraginc the ripht
class ot immigration, with the purpose of
forminc oubhc sentiment on the subject
and thus securing legislative action upon
it in 1S91.
The discussion that followed the intro
duction of the resolutions brought out a
state of case in that state very like our
own in Kansas. In that state as in this
the railroads, when they first obtained
land grants, worked in tho interest of
immigration to tho state, but after their
lands were fairly occupied in the state,
worked practically against it with a
view to settling their lands to the west.
Prompted by selfish interests, as we all
are more or less, the railroads are per
haps not blameable for such action, but
it leaves the burthen of the situation,
that is to take up tho work begun and
successfully carried ou for a time by the
loads, upon the people of the state.
Another fact was brought out in. the
discussion above referred to, and that is
that but little more than one-ninth of
the land in Minnesota is under cultiva
tion. And while that fact may
militate against them up there some
what, upon the idea that settlements
are sparse and many of the advantages
of civilization lacking, still this can
and will no doubt be largely overcome
by the extra inducements offered in the
way of cheap lands, and so forth. These
points are worthy of consideration by
convention that meets in this city next
Monday in planning its lines of action.
They should certainly serve to stimulate
a lively interest and energetic action in
every county and by all our people who
feel an interest in the future progress
and development of our state.
With the counter movements in our
neighboring states the immigration
movement in Kansas takes a new phase;
instead of being a matter of expediency
as it would be, largely, without such
rivalry it becomes at once one of neces
sity, as a question of self-defense. It is
gratifying to see the matter receiving
the earnest attention its importance de
ONE OP WICHITA'S NEW ROADS.
The management of the Kansas City,
Wyandotte & Northwestern railway,
who havo made arrangements to project
their line to this city, are a plucky com
bination. They not only propose that
their line shall be one of the trunk lines,
but that tho other trunk lines shall recog
nize it as such. We are in receipt of a
circular from Col. Newman Erb, vice
president and general manager of the
Kansas City, Wyandotte & Northwestern
Railway company, in regard to their ap
plication, more than two years ago, to
bo admitted to equal passenger facilities
in the union depot at Kansas City with
other roads, upon which application,
thus far, no action has been taken by the
Union Depot company, though the com
plainants were infoemed by the presi
dent of ths depot company that no other
lines could be admitted on account ot the
crowded condition of the station. Since
then the Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska,
the Chicago, Santa Fe & California and
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas have been
admitted. It is the opinion of General
Manager Erb that under their charter
the Union Depot company can be com
pelled to furnish all railroads connecting
with its tracks equal facilities. He be
lieves that the great disadvantages they
are laboring under and the loss of busi
ness to common points and connections
are such as to require equalization. For
these reasons passenger fares on their
lines will be reduced January 15 to two
cents per mile; half rate one and one
half cents per mile, and 1,000 mile
tickets S15.
WICHITA'S LOYALTY.
It is the popular thing for a state offi
cer or an envious newspaper to project
the query: "Is Wichita bigger than the
state of Kansas?" The truth is no city
in Kansas was ever more loyal to the
state than Wichita and only narrow
minds of blautant demogogues ever
questioned that fact. The following ex
tract from a letter written to the Kansas
City Gazette by a citizen of this city
fairly expresses the feeling of our people:
Our politics is "Wichita,'" and our re
ligion "Kansas;" and as religion must
take precedence of politics, we aie for
Kansas first.
Our suiroundings are rivals not to bo
despised, and our iuture, considering the
Indian country and Texas, are such that
this seems to me to be the year for Kan
sas to get in a full harvest.
Whilst we know that the fate of Kan
sas City, Kan., is wrapped up in the
mendicant on tho east, the parasite that
lives and fattens on the "oak tree," giv
ing but little, if anything in return, we
conceive that an hour may come when
by reason of location and promise of
better returns to investors, Kansas City,
Kan., may bo the city in commerce
and wealth. That is, a man with ono
hundred thousand dollars can do better
in Kansas City, Kan., than a man with
half a million can do in Kansas City,
Mo. His investment will bo less, his
dividend greater, his future brighter,
and his chances of loss less.
We havo worked earnestly to make
this movement as broad as the prairies,
and we have no "axe to grind," no
selfish scheme to work; we simply wish
to see 150,000 people come to Kansas to
live this year 1S90 and wo feel that
every man in Kansas should have a deep
interest in the success of this movement.
THE GARTER MUST GO.
Tight corsets have always been a fa
vorite aversion with a largo portion of
the medical profession, and now war is
declared against the garter. "The great
est injury done by the garter," says a
Berlin physician, -is tho disturbance of
the circulation of the blood in the lower
leer. The pressure of the garter prevents
the influx there of fresh blood, and that
part of the body thus deprived of nour
ishment, remains undeveloped. It is
weak, and often refuses to do its duty in
walking. The flow of blood already
used from the leg below the garter is
also retarded, and very peculiar phenom
ena often follow.
WHAT'S THE MATTER?
Meat and bread aro the two prime
necessities of life demanded by human
ity everywhere. In the production of
meat and bread Kansas, for her age
leads all other domains. Yet Kansas,
today, suffers because for these prime
commodities she can secure no adequate
price. Civilization may deny itself, for
the timo being, of iron and all other
minerals, of woolens and cottons and of
all the luxuries of sweets and fruits, and
of every other product of the soil, but
bread and meat are in continuous and
ever increasing demand, yet Kansas can
not get the actual first cost of her meat
and bread products. What's the matter?
EVERY30DY GOING TO DAKOTA.
From the Emporia Republican.
There is no foolishness about North
Dakota prohibition. The penalty for the
first offense is a fine of from 200 to
$1,000 and imprisonment for from
ninety days to a year. For the next and
each subsequent offense the punishment
is one to two years in the penitentiary.
The Philosophy of Life.
Prom the Parson Journal.
Trouble will never bother you if you
will not allow it to. The man who can
be defeated but not conquered, is the
happy man, and if we had more of this
class." there would not be so many fail
ures m life. The major trouble we have
to contend with is that brought about by
death, but hope rolls away the clouds,
even ou the darkest day of our existence.
HON. THOMAS EWING.
The First Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of Kansas.
From the Topeka Democrat.
Hon. Thomas Ewmg, of New York,
who was the first chief justice of the su
preme court of Kansas, and is now in
Topeka to attend the annual meeting of
the State Bar association, is over sixty
years of age, but still a very robust and
vigorous man. He has distinguished
himself in war, in the legal profession
and in politics. He is a native of Ohio
and educated at Brown university which
gave him the degree of A. M., in 1860.
He was private secretary to President
Taylor from 1S4G to 1850, and subse
quently studied law in Cincinnati, where
he began to practice his profession. In
1856 he removed to Leavenworth, Kan.,
and became a member of the Leayen
wortb constitutional convention in 1858,
and in 1SG1 became the first chief justice
of this state. He was a delegate to the
peace conference in 1S60. He resigned
his judgeship in 1S62, recruited the
Eleventh Kansas regiment, was made its
colonel and served with distinction in
the civil war, taking part in the battles
of Port Wayne, Cone Hill and Prairie
Grove. He" was made brigadier gen
eral in 1SG3 for gallantry at the last
named battle, commanding the district
of the border and subsequently at Pilot
Knob in September, 1864, with a thou
sand men, held his position against the
repeated assaults of the confederates un
der Price, thus checking the invasion of
Missouri. He made retreat to Rolla in
1S64 and in 1605 was brevetted major
general of the volunteers. After the war
he practiced law in Washington, D. C,
but returned to Lancaster, O., in 1871,
and in 1S77 to 18S1 served as a member
of congress, where he prepared a bill to
establish a bureau of labor statistics. He
also actively supported the measures
that stopped the use of troops at the
polls, advocated the remonitization of
silver and the retention of the greenback
currency. In 1879 he was the unsuccess
ful Democratic candidate for governor
of Ohio. At the close of his last term in
congress he declined a renomination and
removed to New York city where he has
ever since been engaged in 'the practice
of law.
A GREAT LAW WHEN ENFORCED.
From tho Lawrence Journal.
We have no desire to whack WTichita,
as the Eagle claims. When we noted
the coincidence between Wichita's start
ling number of divorce cases and her
very notorious disregard of one of the
most elevating and praiseworthy of the
statutes of the state we were merely em
phasizing a conclusion that is evident to
most people, namely, that tho whisky
habit is inevitably attended by other
evils, and that unhappy families, and
hence diyorce cases, are especially to be
noted as results of intemperance. Tho
Journal assuredly has no ill will toward
Wichita. On the contrary, it joins with
the whole state in a justifiable pride be
cause of the wonderful growth and pros
perity of this business center of the south,
and only laments that a city so creditable
to the state should be, for the present, so
strangely antagonistic to a certain most
beneficial state statute.
WILL ATTEND THE WICHITA CON
VENTION. From the Kansas City Gazette.
The movement at Wichita for a State
Immigration Bureau was given consid
erable attention by the board of trade at
its meeting last night, and a delegation
of nine were appointed to attend. The
attention of rural organizations in Wy
andotte county was also called to it,
and urged to assist with delegates.
There is a wide spread feeling that the
year 1890 is to be one of great prosperity
the country over, and that in the way of
crops and general development, Kansas
will come in for a share. The city boom
business has been exhausted, everybody
is satisfied with that, and this is a move
ment more in the interest of farm lands.
It is history over again. Good crops
will have their effects. The cheapness
or worthlessness of products do not begin
to compare with their total absence.
There is lite m good crops, and Kansas
will movo forward. The Wichita move
ment is a go d scheme, and should enlist
the attention of every portion of the
state. The call is for representatives
from all tho slate at large, to meet at
Wichita, 2 p. m., next Monday, the 13th,
to form a State Immigration Bureau.
There is no point in the 'state with
greater interest in its development than
Kansas City, Kansas. From two hun
dred to four hundred cars of grain are
received at this point every day. Facil
ities are constantly increasing to enlarge
this. Th's will undoubtedly be the
great trade center of tho state, and there
is no duty more important than that we
should give attention to movements of
this character for the general good of
the state.
EXCHANGE SHOTS.
Heed This. ,
Dear, hopeful. Christian friend, if you
Would wear heaven's livery, regal,
Be moral, upright, honest, true.
Read your bible and the EAGLE.
Ridiculous Ridicule.
From tho New York Press.
Statistics show that eighty persons
were killed by cars in New York last
year. Put the rails under ground. Sun
stroke sent four indiyiduals to a prema
ture grave. Put the sun under ground
at once and stop this fooling. Great
country this for sham reforms.
Got the La Grippe.
From thoAtchUoa Globe.
Backward, turn backward, O time in
your flight, Give me the nose that I
breatnea tnrougn last nignti rsring
back the smeller that two days ago,
Knew not the torment of continual blow.
Wipe from my mustache the moisture of
sneeze, Put wooden splints on my poor
weakened knees: Rub my red nose as
you oft have before, With tallow, dear
mother; oh, it i? so sore. Backward,
flow backward, O tide of the nose! 1 am
so tired from my head to my toes: Tired
out with mopping, and coughing and
sneezing; Weary from handkerchiefs
constantlv seizing: I have grown weary
of sniflle and snuff, Of wiping my buglo
until it is rough. Stick my poor head in
a big pillow-siip, And sew it up, mother,
I have the la grippe.
Tho Irony of Fact.
From the Globe-Denocras.
Congressman Houk, of Tennessee, is a
lean, leathery mountaineer. He is a
great admirer of Rev. Sam Jones, and
has "reformed' one or twice under the
powerful preaching of the Georgia ex
horter. Mr. Houk took a deep interest
in the recent election of chaplain. In
his eyes refusal to support the Republi
can caucus nominee was little less than"
the unpardonable sin. But Mr. Cheadle,
of Indiana, thought otherwise, and when
his name was called be voted for the
choice of the Democrats, the blind Mil
burn. Houk leaned over toward Chea
dle and urged in a coarse whisper:
"Change your vote, change your vote.
Do you want to bust up the Republican
part Yr
"What's religion got to do with poli
tics I'd like to know?' Mr. Cheadle re
torted mildly.
r exclaimed the fiery moun
taineer in a tone of deep difgust, "there
isn't any religion, bere,1
SUNFLOWER SHADOWINGS.
Seeds, Slips, Scions, Sprouts, Shoota and Sliv .
Patti has gone to Mexico, and Chicago
has $200,000 less in its inside pocket.
It is said that Noble Prentiswill go back
to the editorial chair of the Champion.
A syndicate of Atchison capitalists will
shortly buy a large tract of land in Louis
iana. The Kansas shoe men, who believe in
the power of prayer, are getting in their
work.
It is said in the Star that Eugene Ware
looks more like a poet than any man in
Kansas and writes more Jike one.
General Rice estimates the aggregated
value of improvements made in Fort
Scott during the past year at 500,000.
K. C. Star: Seventy-five families are
livinc in tents at Arkansas City, and peo
ple of that kind always have little babies.
Many of the fellows who two weeks ago
joked about the la grippe have it today,
and would not probably laugh at their own
joke.
The quarrel between Hudson and Hack
ney is just another instance which shows
that everything goes by alliteratiou in
Kansas.
Should the internal revenue be taken off
cigars, the costs for influencing legislation
would be perhaps considerably less than
at present.
Probabilities are from appearances that
a chancellor will be appointed to the state
university and the union depot at Atchison
will be opened about the same decade.
The New York World is very tired of
kings and things: "The royalties are all
beggars, imposters and parasites together.
Not one of them ever earned an honest dol
lar or ate an honest dinner in his life."
It is said that a prominent Kansas man
will be appointed chief clerk of the house
of representatives in a few days. Harrisou
is, towards the last, using quite a great
deal of Kansas to patch up the national
dress.
Perhaps no more significant evidence of
the onward march of civilization could be
afforded than the lighting by electricity of
the palace of the Guicowar of Barodo, in
India, and that, too, on a scilo of unstint
ing splendor.
The day of the pocket flask is over in
Leavenworth, and nothing short of a car
boy will suffice, if the Sun is to be relied
upon when it says that "twenty-four teams
were waiting at one time yesterday to cross
the pontoon bridge."
The Chicago Tribune says that not an
other mile of railroad ought to be built in
Kansas for ten years. If we are goiug to
raise 35,000,000 bushels of wheat and 230.
000,000 bubhels of corn every year, how
ever, it will be hard to keep the railroads
out. .
The refusal of the Detroit Street Car
company to receive coppers from passen
gers brought out the fact not generally
known that 1, 2, 3 and 5-cent pieces are
legal tender up to 25 cents, while 10, 20, 25
and 50-cent silver coins are legal tender up
to 10.
Astronomy is one of the exact sciences.
When Sir J. Hershel was defending the
chtrac' er of astronomical science in view
of an error of nearly four million miles in
estimating the sun's distance, the correc
tion was shown to apply to an error of ob
servation so small as to be equnaleut to
the apparent breadth of a human hair at a
distance of 125 feet.
Riley county citizens are escaping from
bondage. The mercury, of Manhattan,
says: In the past six weeks . close to 200
mortgages have been released in Riley
couutj. For several months there have
been ten more real estate and twenty more
chattel mortgages released per month than
have been filed, which is. to sjy the least,
a most favorable showing.
Hon. A. R. Green, state railroad com
missioner, says that the great bulk of the
correspondence ot his office at the present
time was occasioned bv the car famine,
the like of which was never known iu this
country. The railroad companies are ut
terly unable to supply more thau a s.uiail
percentage of tho cars required, aud
treigut cars of every description, includ
ing coal, refrigerator and iruit cars, are
being employed to ham the surplus grain
of Kansas.
Kansas is the first state in which a 15-year-old
boy attempted suicide because of
unrequited love. Young Kurth, an Atch
ison lad, thot himseit yoterduy at II
o'clock a. m. because Nellie Eertenshaw, a.
girl even younger than himself, quit lov
ing him. Here is a copy ot the note writ
ten her: "Dear Nell:. When this reaches
you 1 will be iu li . It was all your fault,
that made me commit this, and i hope you
and yonr fellow will be happy, but 1 could
not see you with another t el low. If this
dots not settle me I will try it again. The
time has come, but hark, 'tis striking
elveveu; my last woids aie for you. Louis
Kurth."
Washington Post: It is related that
when .Mr. Crane, the cemediau, first ap
peared in "The Senator, which he is play
mg in Albaugh's opera house this week, a
friend came to him after the performance
and said:
'Billy, that make up of yours is simply
perfect."
"Glad you like it," said the comedian.
"Why, man, it is precisely Jike him."
"Like him?" exclaimed Mr. Crane. "Like
who?"
"H'hy, like Senator Plumb, of course."
The uext night the make up was modi
fied, for Mr. "Crane had not intended to
look like anybody in particular.
OKLAHOMA OUTLINES.
T. J. Fagan, ex-mayor of South Okla
homa, is dead.
What has become of the Editorial
association of Oklahoma? N
Most of the editors write editorials on
"sun-kissed Oklahoma" at present in mit
tens. Oklahoma City has its candidate for
United States marshal. Now, what does
Keno City want?
There is one thing in which the Okla
homa towns are invulnerable a lack of
outside additions.
About the biggest harvest for next
spring in Oklahoma, will be that of the
lightning-rod men.
About the poorest business one could
engaKC in, in Oklahoma, would be petl
dhug weather-strips.
A meacre report comes from Noble
that William Pearse o that place was
shot and killed Monday.
Oklahoma's lottery, if it depends on ad
vertising at all, displays by its present
taciturnity an inclination to die.
The Oklahoma house fly and mosquito
have lost all their whilsome enthusiasm
over the Italian climate of that land.
The people in Oklahoma who bad gaso
line stoves Then the blizzard struck, sat
down on them. Rigorous measures had to
be pursued.
It is now rumored that General Powell
Clayton, of Arkansas, has the inside track
for Governor of Oklahoma, hat cone of
home grown candidate will believe it.
Norman has no candidate of her own
for gubernatorial honor?, but the people
there will do some high old kicking if any
mossback tries to usurp that place.
Apropos of the presidential appoint
ments in Oklahoma Harnsoa is discover
ing that be didn't know be had naif so
many personal acquaintances in Okla
homa. "Chcmlendamonghkanacozagfr" U said
to be Indian for love. Owing to the un
usual number of syllables an Indian lover
would have to giye abaci sins hugs la
greeting his darling one.
It is related that Democracy it Gutjirie
has divided against itself. An explana
tion b now das to those of ns, who haTe
been told that the Democratic party of
Guthrie consisted of about one man.
There is a new counterfeit silver dollar
out that is said to fly into a thousand
pieces when thrown violently epos a sard
counter. It contains too much glass- The
people of Ofclahoraa who are wan; to bite
their income better quit.
It Is bl!eTed that the Springer bill will
be fo amended as to give GSdaborca a
United States marshal and district attor
ney of aer own. As at present orrau!at.wi
it pats tht country under Marshal Xtditi
.sad District Auoravr Adj.
1876. The (list and Largest 1890.
Dry Goods anil Carpet House in Wichita. .
Largest
Stock.
Largest
Store
Prices.
Cheapest
Bargains in 14 Different Departments.
Cleaning Up Sale of Dress Goods.
"We have made an immense bargain counter on wliloh vq
nave placed over 50 pieces choice Dress Goods at tlie moss
alluring prices.
English Cashmeres at 9c, worth 13 and 20c.
English Cashmere attdGc. worth CQc.
Extra fine Cashmere at 19c, worth Sue.
Fancy "Wool Tlaids at 2&v worth 40a.
"Wool Flannels al 32 and'GGc, worth 50 andCOc.
25 pieces beautiful stripes and mixtures to match at 78c, worth lSfic.
Novelties in fancy velvets for trimmings at just one-half price.
GEEAT CLOAK AND WKAP SALE. They must ho closed out Cfcst
and Half Coat gets them. Childrens Garments at Itafe thttit
cost. No Humbug, they must go.
Tho Last Call on Mens Knit Underwear. Extra heavy Shirts mwi
Drawers at 46 cents.
Scarlet, White and Naturals at G8c, worth I00e.
Fine Medicated Scarlet and Natural Scotch Wool, extra quality 91c, worth 1.25
Extra fine Mens Camel Hair at 116c, You cannot Duplicate for lfiOc,
The best bargain of the year.
"We aro showing a superb lino of 3Iens Neckwear at 20," 2."S, 83 ami ROft.
A big cut in Hosiery; ladies and childrens hosiery and undorwear.
Another lot of boys Bicycle Wool Hose, only 2oc. worth double,
A Stupendous Sale of Ladles Muslin "Underwear, gowns,
chemise, Drawers, corset covers. Now is the time
to buy you Spring Muslin Underwear.
Innes & Ross,
116 to 120 Main Street.
C. O, PAGE & CO.,
Have in stock a full line of Heating and Cook Stoves and Ranges
Sole Agents for the Red Cross Hard Coal Parlor Heaters.
The handsomest and best hard coal stove made All at lowest prices
518 Bast Douglas Avenue,
A heavy tariff on silk, both raw and
manufactured, would do no harm. Mlh. is
a luxury and those who use it are ab e to
pay for it. McPherson Republican.
Silk is a luxury only because its cost
places it oeyonji the reach of the poor.
A heavy tariff, if you please, on bilk
manufactures is permissablo if not de
sirable and necessary, but our notion is
that a moderate rate of duty on raw silk
would do much to stimulate the manu
facture of silk in this country and thus
bring the price down so that the com
mon people might enjoy the "luxury."
Tiie harmful effect of a lower duty or
no duty on raw silk upon its production
could be very easily overcome, by a
compensating bounty until such time as
that infant (and it is one of Kantas'
most lively and promising youngsters)
should be developed into tho ideal
condition of the Atchison Champion, i.
e., when its production "approximates
somewhere near an adequate Mipply of
the demand" for it in this country.
Then of course it wont need it, the
theory of the Champion to tho contrary.
A Geat Problem.
Topka Capita!.
"A3 between the artesian well system
and Judge Gregory's underflow system"
observes the W ichita Eagle, "the ques
tion of irrigation for western Kansas
will undoubtedly find a practical and
comparatively economical solution. With
a reasonable "amount of encouragement
in the shape of assistance from the gov
ernment either and both of tbes sys
tems will be speedily put into operation
on a scale that will extend tho benefits
to a larga area of country that has been
of little value for agricultural purposes
hitherto, but which with an aJc uate
CREAM
Baking Powder
MOST PERFECT MADE.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
"Washiiigton, D. C.
By an aaalysb of Dr. JncB ( Vearn Baking VovrtXt I finJ
it carefully compound! , and I regard it a the bt
baking powder in th market in trsrerr repct-
PETEB COLLI EJL
Late Cbeznirt of the
ci Axncmiar.
It Pays
to
Trade
attlie
life
-OF-
A
KT KACU1
Dill
water oupply will provo the moot fertile
and valuable of tho great wtt. It can
hardly bt giused what will Ixt the re
port of tlios.fr.ate committee that mod
a tour of the i-ntirt wt last fall and a
thorough investigation of the irrigation
problem, but it the commiltuo dtd not
embrace the two syeluutB abovo men
tioned in their investigations they cer
tainly want to do bo before submitting
their report lo the senate for action,'
There is no subject of more profound in
terest, and a gratifying fact i Unit with
in a year thw interest has gnmtly in
creased. In the entt as well a in tu
west, how to irrigate the arwl belt w n
problem of gf neral study, and when tb
American poople get their whole mind
on a problem the solution is not far oil.
The world's fair conteat is at praecnt
very quiet, pending xn uxponsion of the
hubbanded force of St. Ixmia and Attn
csgo. respectively.
Iartiin- hrlf Control.
Among tha nuwt important of nursery L
Eoas, a lesMMi which cannot lgin too early,
ix that or ygil control la pain a iu very
tfaingiMt Parents make a grt tnUtnto
wbju taey teach all tbir other chlkin-n to
give up to to qkv "b; h&ppeaji to Us aa In
valid. Ou-o astf coRKiderauon shMiid L ex
actxl always, bnt two muck ratxniwton is al
most nertftiu to CMkj of tbn off-er oa no
rcmaonmz tyrant. Th right of Out weak
are be6 hnfrr! fbra thy r yJ-d at
staca Tswr arw few iooti cafortanatcUiia ji
which can bs.pp3 to a child taaa thz docirr
edict taat it mast not U jyrfiattfs! to cry.
Bad la vry f er iartic wvoold it booboed
tinhrsliM tndolencs U zsohi cw being
bifllr to do mors harso tcia Usxtk 1'rop.a
wbdooot lenm fit control La cHldbr-o!
find it a vuru wore dJte!t !wkj In after
jtAT bm irao atrr Iara it ar a bordi
Usiud States Departs
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