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Ladysmlth 1V11I Be Relieved Shortly,
but Not Without n. Heavy En-
STniicment lloera' I'oIIcy la
Never to Moke an
(Copyright. 1S39, by the Associated-Press.)
LONDON, Dec. 9. What with the grow
ing Inclination to be skeptical' over glorious
victories that leave the Boers able to Sght
just as hard the next day, with' the still
virulent storm of disapproval raining from
all quarters on Joseph Chamberlain be
cause or his remarkable alllanco- speech,
and with the dawning realization of the
difficulties which beset the task.of. conquer
ing the Boers and wiping away Afrikander
dissatisfaction, the position of the British
government at home and 'In Europe has
by no means been strengthened. A really
decisive -ictory, compelling the Boers to
vacate the scene of British operations or
enabling the British to achieve the relief
of Kimberley or Ladysmlth, would quickly
Improve the feeling.
That all is not right Is feared, even
among the government's stanchest support
ers. While awaiting such a victory, by
mere force of numbers. It seems must
come, the feeling of unrest Is bound to in
crease, while the anxiety exhibited in well
Informed quarters that previously spoke
optimistically of Cape loyalty, but now re
gretfully admit widespread colonial disaf
fection. Is not likely- to be allayed.
It appears that the British forward move
ment Is retarded more by the political con
ditions prevailing in the territory through
which the lines of communication pass
than by the Boers, who hang like bulldogs
on the advancing flanks, llilltary critics
during the past week have frequently ob
served that, if it is necessary to preserve
the lines of ex mmunication with such largo
forces when operating in British territory.
It will be much more essential to do so
when the head columns have entered an
avowedly hostile country.
That Lady&mith will be relieved, and
shortly. Is now taken as a matter of course,
though, in the same breath. It Is admitted
that a decisive engagement must be fought
before this Is accomplished. Nothing has
been more prominently brought out during
the two months of the war than the fact
that the Boers never attack, as General
Garcia said last year of the Cubans.
With, their wonderful mobility, the Boers
are enabled to take up, one after another,
carefully selected positions, in every In
stance daring the British generals to at
tack them and retiring, after Inflicting
severe loss, to other positions equally good
and apparently previously prepared. If
such tactics continue. It seemsposslble that
the relieving force will reach Ladysmlth
so crippled that an advance Into the Trans
vaal will be Impossible in the near future.
In fact, the most optimistic see no chance
of the British forces making serious head
' -way upon an aggressive campaign for two
or three months, while many who confident
ly prophesied that General Buller would eat
his Christmas dinner in Pretoria are try
ing to find excuses in the slowness of the
-transports or the incapability of the war
BritUh Troop. Make a Sortie From
Beleaenered City, and Capture
an Outpost.
Dec. 8. The British troops made a sortie
between 1 and 2 o'clock In the morning.
They crawled up a ravine and. stormed and
carried Lombardskop, which was held by
the Boers, and on which -were" placed a
crusote gun and a howitzer.. These guns
were destroyed with dynamite. The Brit
ish captured a Maxim' gun and then retired.
The Lancers. Hussars and guards made a
sortie west of Ladysmlth at daybreak un
der cover of a heavy artillery fire,"whlch
the Boers returned briskly. The British
afterwards returned to Ladysmith. The
Boer losses are reported to have been
A strong burgher column has crossed the
Tugela river at Colenso with the object of
attacking the British Estcourt column.
Dec 9. A dispatch from Pretoria, dated
to-day. says:
"Report have been received here of fight
ing rarly this morning In the vlclnitv of
Sclialtz Nek. thi British attacking Gen
eral Cronje. Fighting Is also leported to
liave occurred in thi direction of Kimber
lev It is presumed till is another sortie.
The Dutch-Gorman ambulance corps has
lxrn fiitlmslaMlcally received and will be
divided between Natal and the Free State
AVnnt, MeKlnlej- to Intercede.
WASHINnTOX. Dec. 3. Senator Burrows, of Mich
igan, presented to the president to-day an elaborate.
lr prepared letltlon asking that the chief executive
tender the pood offices of hte United States in the
settlement of the difficulty between Great Britain
and the South African republics. The petition was
signed by a committee representing a large number
of Hollander! In Michigan.
Enrccoit of Twentieth Kansas Must
Aim M Result of Tartar In-
WASHINGTON. Dec. 9.-One of the re
sults of the investigations made In the
case of the troopship Tartar Is the stop
page of the pay of Major John A. Rafter,
surgeon Twentieth Kansas volunteers. This
action was taken at the request of General
Slmfter and was seconded by Secretary
Root. General Shatter, who has direction
of the Inquiry, suggested that pay in Sur
geon Rafter's case be suspended until cer
tain accounts for the provisioning of sick
soldiers on board the transport are settled.
In a protest which Major Rafter has filed
with the war department, lie represents
that he is not responsible for the conditions
which prevailed on the Tartar.
Remarkable Success of a IVevr Treat
ment for I'ltex.
For many years it has been supposed that
the only absolutely sure cure for piles was
by surgical operation, but the danger to
life and the pain and expense has been so
great that many thousands suffer for years
rather than submit to this last resort; or
they seek the temporary relief In the many
remedies clultned to relieve piles and rectal
troubles, salves, ointments and similar sim
ple remedies which give only slight and
very temporary relief.
A new preparation which is painless and
harmless, but which affords immediate re
lief and iu many cases a complete cure in
a very short 'time. Is sold by druggists un
der the name 01 ryramid 1'iie cure.
It is In suppository form used at night
and its regular use has cured thousands of
obstinate, long standing cases, and it seems
to be equally effective In all Uie various
forms of piles, whether Itching, bleeding
or- protruding.
The Pyramid Pile Cure allays the inflam
mation and intolerable Itching, reduces the
tumors, and Its astringent properties cause
the enlarged blood vessels to contract to a
normal, healthy condition.
A Baltimore gentleman relates his expe
rience with the Pyramid Pile Cure in these
"It affords me unusual pleasure to add
jny indorsement to those of others rela
tive to your really wonderful pile remedy.
I was a sufferer for years until told by a
fellow salesman of the Pyramid Pile Cure.
It has entirely cured me and I cheerfully
eend this for publication If you wish to use
It In that direction. I .wish ;-ou would send
me one '01 your iiiiieoooKs on cause and
cure 01 piles, j. aesireio snow it tajsome
Anv rile sufferer m;
use the Ffaramld
with certainty that it
lief and regular use a
give lnsttit;re-
uoem CUTOB.jjia
the still further certai
nat It cononlas
no cocaine, morphlneor
uic or mineral
' -
All druggists sell .t-yra
d Pile Cure, DO
Cnu for full flied treatment.
Suspenders Satin Suspend
ers, embroidered, one pair in
a box, very neat and
durable, 50c value, P
House Coats and Christmas Novelties
Get Your Boys Ready for Christmas.
Bring them to The Palace to-morrow and pick out their outfit for the holidays. Our great purchase of Boys' Good Clothing
bought from Garson, Mayer &-Co. and Walroff, Goodman & Co. on sale to-morrow at a saving of one-half the usual profit.
Every Garment Guaranteed In
Every Way-See the Goods.
Boys Strictly All Wool Knee Pants Suits,
S to 15 years, in neat brown and gray C. Ac
res, worth $2.50, to-morrow only
Boys' Covert Top Coats, tan
make, 5 to IS years, worth $4.00,
Boys' Knee Pants Suits, ages 3 to 15, in a
great variety of the most popular fabrics, such as
serges, clay worsteds and casslmeres, all swell pat
terns and worth $4.50; J7 fij
to-morrow's special price .f",yJ
New Century Ulster, ages 14 to 19 Irish
Frieze, Oxford Indestructible lining, ankle
collar $s.50 the city over;
Boys' Strictly All Wool Knee Parits-3 to 16
years they are all wool goods six styles Includ
ing blue and black, made with double seat and
knees, riveted buttons, as good as any 75c or $1
ones made, BJOC
to-morrow at ?
Former Shot ,by, .Sll.sourl Convict
Who, With a Companion, Tried
to Escape.
JEFFERSON CITY, Dec. 9. (Special.)
Edward Krash and Joshua Kraft, two
fifteen-year convicts, escaped from the Mis
souri penitentiary at S o'clock this morning
by sliding down a rope from the third
story of the Star Clothing Company's fac
tory to the street. How they managed to
procure the rope and citizens' clothing is
not yet ascertained. They separated as
soon as they reached the ground. Krash
jumped into a grocery delivery wagon be
longing to J. B. Burns and was soon out
of the city limits, where he abandoned the
wagon and took to the brush. Up to this
hour he has not been recaptured. Kraft
took to his heels as soon as his feet touch
ed ground and he was soon clear of the
town. About a mile from the city he broke
into a farm house, stole a Winchester rllle
and about a mile further on shot a farmer
named Spelker through the breast, from
the effect of which Spelker died several
hours later. Spelker was trying to stop
him. About three miles from the city he
was overhauled bv a nartv of pursuers.
headed by Special Officer Crump. He
threw up his rifle but it failed to fire and
Crump fired, the ball striking his head. At
first it was thought that he was killed, but
investigation showed that the ball had
glanced, inflicting only a slight wound. He
was returned to the prison, bloody and ex
hausted, after his desperate effort for free
dom. He and Krash were both serving
sentences for robbery. Kraft came from
Lawrence county, in 1S96. and Krash from
Buchanan county, in 1S9S.
Commlsmloner Breldenthnl SucgesU
Adoption of "Reirnrd for Evi
dence" Plan.
TOPEKA, Dec. 9 (Special.) Bank Com
missioner J. W Breidenthal has issued a
statement to the bankers of Kansas sug
gesting that they adopt the same system to
capture and convict bank robbers that the
State Temperance Union Is using to con
vict jointists the "reward for evidence
system. To-day he Issued a call for state-
mjinta rtf fVio fnnrHtlnn nf fill State and rjrl-
vate banks in Kansas at the close of busi
ness December 7. in tne can lie manes
this suggestion concerning needed protec
tion of banks against robberies:
The recent lam number of robberies of banks and
the serious losses resulting therefrom, together with
the fart that few. If any, of the guilty parties arc
ever annrehended. leads me to suggest that It would
be a wise plan for the banVcrs of Kansas to adopt
some method whereby they can co-operate in oner-Ine-
rewards and otherwise assisting in bringing to
justice this dangerous class of criminals, as well
as forgers and other criminals who obtain money or
credit from banVs through false representation. A
small contribution from each bank would produce
a fund that would aid materially In accomplishing
this object. The Missouri State Rankers' Association
has already taken steps In this direction, and, while
I have not consulted him, 1 feel confluent that Mr.
J. L Harper, secretary of the Kansas Cankers'
Association, will gladly take this matter up and
assist In perfecting a plan of co-operation. I there
fore suceest that all bankers who approve of this
suggestion write Mr. Harper, at Conway Springs, sug
gesting wajs and means of accomplishing the de
sired end.
As an absolute protection against loss from bur
glaries or "hold ups," I again urge all banks to
carry a reasonable amount of burglar insurance in
some reliable company.
Kansas) Editor Found Guilty of Crlni-
lnnl Libel Three Times
In a Week.
TROY, KAS.. Dec 9. (Special.) Pool
Grlnstead, the editor of the Wathena Star,
was convicted of criminal libel to-day on
the complaint of State Senator John A.
Fulton, of Brown county. The article com
plained of charged Senator Fulton with
having attempted to seduce a young woman
of this county who was In Topeka seeking
a clerkship in the legislature.
Tills Is the third conviction of Grinstead
for libel this week, he having been con
victed on another complaint of Senator
Fulton's on account of another article in
the Star charging bribery In the location
of the new Insane asylum at Pareons. The
other complaint was by Albert Perry and
the libelous article charged Perry, who
was chairman of the Democratic county
central committee, with having used his
position to assist his brother-in-law, Cyrus
Leland. and the Republicans. Grinstead
has been In Jail since Monday, except when
in court, he having forfeited his bond by
not appearing at the time set Tor trial.
The other charges against Grinstead and
one against Frank Elliott, editor of the
Troy Times, remain to be tried.
Officer of Twentieth Kansas, Former
ly Living at Topeka, In
Serious Trouble.
ST. JOSEPH. MO., Dec. 9. (Special.)
John J. Deeming, Company A, Twentieth
Kansas, the handsomest officer In the regi
ment, was arrested here to-day and taken
to Council Bluffs, la., to-night, on a war
rant sworn out at the latter place by Miss
Tcna Leonard, aged 22. who charges
Deeming with betraying her. Deeming Is
now In tho insurance business here. Lieu
tenant Deeming enlisted at Topeka and
served with the regiment throughout the
Philippine campaign, until it was mustered
out. He had lived in Topeka with his
parents before be went Into the army.
At a Saving of 25
Assabet Tricot satin bound double
stitched positively sold at other stores
for $5 your choice at The C -y a j-
Palace to-morrow for 0'itO
latest patterns, In silk and satin, will
ha fnunrl In this lot have silk aullted
backs the kind that the exclusive fur
nishers are asking $1.00 for
on sale to-morrow at
style stripes and llgured patterns full
2S-ln. square also fancy Oxford, Har
vard and Yale Mufflers that sell at $1.D0
and $2 ordinarily your choice to
morrow for
lis embroidered In pretty shades one
pair in a box worth $1.00 nr.
here only 0"w
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- nobby
Bitter Feeling- Among Democrats
Toward Election. Commissioners
Who Voted Against Gocbel
Taylor to Be Inaug
urated Tuesday.
FRANKFORT, KY., Dec. 9. The scenes
at the capltol shifted to-day, interest over
the contests for state offices ending with
the delivery of the certificates of election
to-day, and to-night the arrangements for
Taylor's Inauguration Tuesday overshadow
everything else. Goebel left for his home
at Covington at 4 o'clock and nearly all of
the Democrats left on to-night's trains.
Mr. Goebel was accompanied to the train
by Senator Blackburn and others. He
stated a few minutes before his train
pulled out that tho question whether he
and his associates on the defeated ticket
would contest Is still undecided, though
Blackburn later maintained that the ques
tion was settled affirmatively.
The Goebel headquarters here are crowd
ed to-night. Election Commissioners Ellis
and Pryor went away this afternoon, and
on the same train went many of the Dem
ocratic leaders. Tile fact that Pryor and
Ellis did not mix with the throng Indi
cates to some extent the feeling growing
out of last night's memorable contest.
The local people are arranging to make
Taylor's Inauguration a non-partisan af
fair. A committee on reception was made
up, composed of about fifty prominent men
of the state capital. Republican and Dem
ocrats alike being represented on it.
At 9:45 this morning the election certifi
cate of William S. Taylor was signed by
the election commissioners and he was de
clared to be governor-elect of Kentucky.
The official figures of the vote hied with
Secretary of State Finley are:
Taylor, 193,714; Goebel, 191,331; Taylor's
plurality, 2,383.
The operation which ended for the time
being at least, the bitterly fought guber
natlonal contest was conducted in the sim
plest manner. The majority opinion of com
missioners Pryor and Ellis and the minori
ty opinion of Commissioner Poyntz, which
were published this morning', were not read
as was the original intention. The three
commissioners walked first to the office of
the clerk of the state supreme court where
they filed two opinions. They then passed
Into the office of the secretary of state.
Clerk Chenault, of the board of commis
sioners, read the figures showing that the
Republican candidates for office on the
state ticket had received the largest num
ber of votes, and then certificates of elec
tion were signed at once, that of Mr. Tay
lor being the first on the list.
There were fourteen people in the room
at the time, and of this number only two
were there as spectators. There was no
crowd around the building and no Interest
was manifested In the work save by those
engaged In it and those who stood looking
on. The three commissioners were all ap
parently In good humor, although Commis
sioners Ellis and Pryor, who had don the
most work in preparing their long and
elaborate opinion looked worn and tired.
The certificates as soon as signed were
filed with the secretary of state and com
missions will be issued to the elected men
at once by Governor Bradley.
At to-day's session of the court of ap
peals the tissue ballot case from Ohio
county was decided, and tho decision was
concurred in by four of the seven judges.
The court held that all ballots should bo
printed on white paper, sufficiently thick
that tho printing cannot be distinguished
from the back, and, if ballots are used at
an election which do not substantially com
ply with the law, the election Is not con
ducted as required by law, and Is Invalid.
The opinion of the court comes too late
to affect the decision of the state election
commission, but sets a precedent for the
state contest board.
The court of appeals to-day announced
another decision which has an Important
bearing upon the late state election in
Kentucky. The decision was a ruling
making perpetual the writ of prohibition is
sued against Judge Toney. of Louisville,
restraining him from interfering with local
elections by writs of mandamus. He was
charged by the Democrats with arbitrarily
issuing tne writs.
Friends of Editor G. M. Hitchcock
Will Ask for a Clear Field
for Him.
LINCOLN. NEB., Dec. 9. The latest de
velopment In the spirited contest for the
United States senatorshlp left vacant by
the death of M. L. Hayward, Is the report
that G. M. Hitchcock's friends will ask
Allen to withdraw from the race. Adjutant
Handkerchiefs 50 doz. Jap
onette Handkerchiefs, col
ired, silk initials, usual
15c value, special for K(
CO. tomorrow
to 40 Per Cent.
COATS The new golf plaids cloth and
cord bound silk frogs beautiful line of
colorings your choice at The
raiace to-morrow ior oniy.
WEAR New Puffs, Imperials, Ascots,
English squares and Do Jolnvllles
imported silks special low
prices $1.50, $1.00 and
MEN'S GLOVES-Fine silk and wool
lined for street or driving wear plain
and English outseams Mocha, Rein
deer and English goatskins nef
pick them out to-morrow yo
One Inch hemstitch with neat initials
23c quality on sale ier
here, each..... , 3W
Money Cheerfully Refunded If
Goods Are Not Satisfactory.
DERWEAR. to-morrow for 25
ERS plain and alternate stripes y!)1'
Handsome Brown Plaid Melton Cape Over
coats, braided cape, TVS to 12 years, - .
wurui a.uu regular, to-morrow ior wtij
Boys' Fine Reefers, made of chinchilla or mel
ton. In all the popular colors, storm collar, fancy
lining, worth $4.00; on special sale C- nm
to-morrow P-.yi)
Boys' Nobby Top Coats, in rich tan color cov
erts, with velvet collar, ages 6 to 16, price $3.00 in
any other store In Kansas City; C-, n
our special sale price "PO'VO
3-piece Vestee Suits for Little Fellows 3
years to 8 years In plain blues, checks, plaids and
mixtures trimmed in beautiful combinations of in
laid collars silk Soutache trimmings suits that
are ordinarily sold at $3 and C
$3.50 your choice 3l.05
150 Fine Blue Chinchilla Reefers 3 to 8 yearsi
small velvet collar, fancy cassimero lining, C Am
worth regular $3.90; to-morrow I-Ug
General Barry, who has been with Gov
ernor Poynter almost constantly since the
vacancy occurred, will visit Madison on
Monday to consult with Allen with regard
to the appointment. The governor will
not return to Lincoln until Tuesdav or
AVednesday from his farm at Albion.
Meanwhile letters and telegrams continue
to pour In here, most of them relating to
the filling of the vacant senatorshlp.
Argument Before the Attorney Gen
eral an Taxability of Express
Transfers of Money.
"WASHINGTON. Dec 9. Colonel J. C.
Boyd, attorney general, gave a hearing to
day to John A. Garver and others, repre
senting a committee of the American
Bankers' Association, and John J. McCook.
representing J. the Wclls-Fargo Express
Company, on the question of taxability" of
the express companies as brokers under the
war revenue-'act. Tho question has been
before the commissioner of Internal reve
nue ior some montns, the bankers claiming
that the express companies not only do a
large business in domestic exchange, but
also in foreign exchange, and, under tho
wording of the war revenue act, are clearly
liable to a tax of J50 a year as brokers.
.Mr. Garvey contended that the express
companies, or some of them, did a large
foreign exchange business and that owing
to the fact that they had hitherto been ex
empt from the tax they were enabled to
cut rates to an extent that practically drove
the banks and especially those of the inter
ior of the country out of the exchange bus
iness. Mr. MoCook maintained that if express
companies were declared liable to the tax,
telegraphic companies must also be in
cluded. Thus about 104,000 offices of these
companies representing largely the busi
ness activity and Industry of the whole
country, would be practically closed to
tho public. The business men of the coun
try, he said, would not consent to any such
heavy restrictions on their methods of bus
iness. Large areas of the country where
banks were few, depended almost entirely
upon the express and telegraph companies
for the transmission of funds.
United States Securities Touched the
Hlirhcst Point of the Year
NEW YORK, Dec. 9. United States gov
ernment bonds touched this week the high
est prices of the year. To-day's quotations
were from V4 cent higher for the 3 per cent
bonds to l?i cents higher for the 4 per
cent bonds of li9i than a week ago.
Since the government's purchases had
lessened by $1S,OW,000, the supply of such
securities, the price naturally advanced as
tho demand increased. A large dealer in
government securities said it was ridiculous
to suggest that blocks of government bonds
were being held by persons in this city
for the purpose of forcing the treasury
to increase its bid for the 4 and 5 per cent
issues, the fact being that under prevailing
money market conditions it costs per
cent per month to hold the bonds. This
precluded the possibility of profits from
such transactions and ought to dispose of
the theory in the minds of well Informed
prrons. Another authority pointed out
that If the market price of bonds is higher
than the government's offer, the govern
ment cannot buy the bonds or continue
disbursements at this center. The Interest
rate would be thus left unaffected and
the possibility of sterling exchange touch
ing the gold exporting point removed. Con
sidering the stringency prevailing at Eu
ropean money centers, such calculations
might not be absent from the minds of
financiers In more or less control of the
local situation.
A Way Out.
From the Chicago Record.
"Our rooms look perfectly disgraceful,
and here are visitors coming."
"Let's throw things around a little mora,
and then we can tell them we are cleaning
A handy remedy for
A handy remedy for Colds is everything.
To have a remedy at hand when you take
Cold is the surest way of getting rid of the
Cold quickly. A few doses of "77" at the
beginning will "break up" any Cold with
in twenty-four hours; hence the value of
a remedy that can be carried in the pocket.
"77" consists of a small vial of pleasant
pellets, that fits the vest pocket.
It will Interest you to know how "77"
cure3. It restores the checked circulation
(known by a chill or shiver), starts the
blood coursing through the veins and so
"breaks up" the Cold.
Jlnnual of all Diseases sent free.
For sale by all druggists, or sent on receipt of
price, 25c, or fire for tt.00. Humphreys' Homeopathic
Medicine Co., Cor. William ft Johns SU.. N. Y.
Southwest Corner of Twefth St. and Grand Av.
Owing to
this removal
things are
in some
but in a few
days he will
be enabled
to show the
good people
of Kansas
City one of
the largest
and most
lines of
He is too busy to go into details now, but you may as a sample
elegant Cobbler Rocker,
worth 3.50, which will be
Come and get one
Send for Stove
and Couch
Price List.
Will Be a Candidate for Congress
Next Tear Unless Free Homes
Bill Passes.
GUTHRIE, O. T., Dec. 9.-(Special. Dick
T. Morgan, of Perry, will be a candidate
for the Republican congressional nomina
tion this year. Like all of the to-be can
didates, he has a string tied to nls as
pirations. It is conceded by all aspirants
that, if the .free homes bill Is passed by
tho present congress, the Republicans of
Oklahoma will Insist that Dennis Flynn
shall return to congress, whether or not
against his wishes, and Morgan's candi
dacy, like that of the others, is condition
al upon the reception of that measure in
Morgan is prominent both in legal and
political circles. Iast year he was a can
didate against Flynn and was the second
highest man In the race at the Republic-,
an convention. His friends assert that he
will be an important factor In the 1900 con
test, provided, of course, that free homes
are not secured.
The success with which Flynn will be re
warded, if he secures the passage of his
bill, does not, however, prevent Morgan
from supporting the object in which Okia
homans are most Interested. 'While a large
number of the citizens of the territory are
enthusiastic advocates of statehood, it is
conceded that the free homes idea Is dear
est to the hearts of the majority and had
Flynn the naming for passage of one or
the other qf his bills he undoubtedly would
favor free homes. As president of the
Free Homes League of Oklahoma, Mor
gan, in his address to the citizens of Ok
lahoma, Issued this week, has asked the
co-operation of everyone in its support.
Citizens are called upon to write to ac
quaintances In congress urging the passage
of the measure. Should the bill pass, his
efforts, then, undoubtedly would be re
warded at some future time.
The most enthusiastic advocates of free
homes are very hopeful for the passage
of the measure. James J. Houston, the as
sistant territorial secretary, and the found
er and first president of the organization,
said to-day:
"I believe we have reason to hope that
free homes will become a reality in tho
near future. Persons who have studied
the situation agree with me that there Is
reason to believe that the present con
gress will adopt Delegate Flynn's bill. I
believe it stands a far better show to be
enacted Into law than any time in the
past. The reported ax-burlal by Flynn
and General Urosvenor, I think, will be
taken to mean that Grosvenor will help
That Grown in the Vicinity of Te
cuuiseh, O. T., Tills Yenr Is
"Worth Nearly $200,000.
TECUMSEH, O. T., Dec. 9.-(Special.)
Up to December 1, 4,253 bales of cotton had
been weighed In the yards at this point,
while 533 bales had not been weighed. Ad
ding to these ligures the cotton that is
being held in this vicinity for higher prices
and that not yet picked, estimated at
about 1,000 bales, tho total Is swelled to
6,'JOG bales. Of this number, about 190
bales are the small 230 pound round bales
and the remainder the standard 500 pound
bales, making a grand total of about 3,031,
730 pounds of lint cotton. At tne average
prico of J6.30 per 100. Tecumseh has $19---419.13
worth of cotton, which, considering
tho fact that this season's product Is con
sidered only a half crop. Is conceded to be
an excellent showing. Every bale of the
cotton represents a half ton of cotton seed,
or a total of 3,103 tons of seed, which, at
tho existing price of $9 per ton. is worth
$27,927. It is estimated that, owing to the
advance in prices because of tho failure of
the crop in tho cotton states, the total
value of the product marketed at Tecum
seh will fall not more than $23,000 or $30,000
below last year's value.
'Was His Onn Jailer.
GUTHRIE. O. T.. Dec. 9. (Special.) J. T. Ryan,
nho has been wanted for selling -whisky on the
Fort SHI reservation, ytsterdar reported to the offi
cers of the federal Jail here and asked to be locked
up. "I lllco the place here and want to be with
you," he told the Jailer. Ryan was arrested and
served a term for the same offense some time ago
and wrote to his wife from the federal Jail becctng
forgiveness for running away with another woman.
A few days ago he went to 1 Reno, surrendered to
the officers, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to
serve another term. He was allowed to come to
Guthrie without an officer and with a commitment
In his pocket.
To Slake Watermelon Pickles.
GUTHRIE, O. T-, Dec. 3. (Special.) A company
Is being organized here for the pickling of water
melon rinds. It, Is said that. II. J. Heinz, tho mill
ionaire pickle man of Pittsburg, Pa., Is backing the
scheme. Dr. J. B. Tomllnson. known- to the world
as "Dr. Dead Shot." Is the chief 'local promoter.
Oklahoma Notes.
Meanwhile, Clyde Mattox, convicted of his sixth
killing. Is smashing bis record by refusing to break
Cloud Chief people are building a jail by popular
subscription. Oklahoma Is a bad place for law of
fenders to live in.
The Kewklrk Democrat Insists upon calling him
"Colonel" Tom Doyle. This places Doyle on the
same fooUng with Hoffman and Forrest.
Guthrie and Oklahoma City are mnnlng a neck-and-neck
race now. Doth towns are throwing out
their lines for streetcar systems. Guthrie has lately
completed a splendid new opera home and her neigh
bor Is Indulging In talk of one.
Jim -and Charles Scrogglns, the Guthrie chicken
thieves, both have been convicted. It will be re
membered that they escaped from a constable some
time ago while they were out of Jail la. search of a
laundress. Both men were recaptured.
. Six shows appeared at the new Guthrie. theater last
week. In addlUon to the half dozen performances at
the nonkatonk and two conferences J between "Gov
ernor" Hagan-and "United States Attorney" Brooks.
Guthrie la getting to be quite a theater town.
The following Item In the Times-Journal of Frl-
gloss mahogany finish, genuine
yours, as long as they last, for.
for a Holiday Present tor some member
and see our other attractions.
...A. .
This week at the FIRE SALE of SHOES at SEVENTH
$32,000 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE AT $12,000.
Forty cents on the dollar and less is what we have put on $
the goods and we want to dispose of them in the next sixty
days. They comprise the
Egelhoff Fire stock of Shoes from
Kansas Gty,
The Barnes & McNeely stock of
Shoes from Chicago, for men and boys I
The Pape stock of Shoes, Furnishing
Goods and Clothing from Centralia, Mo.
All three stocks combined and must be closed out. Come in S
and look them over before buying;
S03 pairs of lien's Rubbers, Egelhoff
stock, regular price 75c, our price.. SOo
M0 pairs of Men's Gloves ana Mitts,
from Pape stock, worth 50c. for... 15c
465 pairs of Men's Grain Creedmoor
Shoes, Papo stock, regular price $2.00.
our price $l.OO
Men's hand-sewed Shoes, In enam
els. Winter Tans, Cordovans and Kan
Baroos, all new toes, from Barnes &
McNeely stock, our price, a pair.
Men's $3.00 hand-sewed Shoes, in
Winter Tans and Blacks, from Barnes
& McNeely stock, all flew lasts, our
price, a pair $2.30
5C0 pairs of Pape stock Children's
Shoes, regular price $1, our price.. 50o
Men's Shoes, from EgelhofT stock. In
430 Suits of Men's Clothing from
Pape stock, regular prices $10.00 and
$12.00, our prices, a sult.$4.00 to 18.00
000 Men's Anchor Collars, regular
price 13c. our price, each 5c
230 dozen Men's Topsy Hosiery from
Pape stock, regular price 30c, our
price, a pair 14c
Be Sure and Get Into the Right Place.
Northwest Cor. Seventh and MainSts.
Look for the Big Red Signs.
Open Until 10:30 o' Clock Saturday Nighte.
diy caused great suspense In Oklahoma Cltr: "Im
portant nens which It is not desirable to sive out
through the newspapers, will be told to everr busi
ness man who Is Interested In the prosperity ot the
city at the city clubrooms to-night. Be sure and tell
your neighbor."
The Oklahoma City compress broke the compress
record ot the two territories and Northtrn Texas In
a single day last week by compressing S30 bales In
a five hours' run. The capacity of the compress Is
scheduled at 1,000 bales for every twenty-four hours,
the five hours' run exceeding- the schedule 130.
It Is strange, sagely remarks Lord E. bouglss
Russell, the rival of "Jedge" Napier Terklns Tor
the major generalship of Oklahoma, how some women
of fair standing will allow 10 cent dudes to gallant
them about town. Some women are not beautiful,
but most women are lovely in conduct.
Mayor Ben Berkey has vetoed the ordinance grant
ing a street ratlway franchise for Cnthrle. The ordi
nance was to permit the cars to be propelled by
horse or mule power for one year before electricity
was Introduced, "a thing, which. If permitted." says
Berkey. In explaining his veto, "would almost causa
the citizens of Guthrie to mob the msyor and council.
"Mlaa Sarah Calloway, the graceful, flaxen-halrod
daughter ot Judge Galloway, who resided In Guthrie
until 1S39, has gone on the stage under the stage
name of Miss Heradon. and Is said to have made a
hit." says the Leader. Su is with Julia Arthur's
company which Is playing "More Than Queen" at
the Empire theater. New Tork. Hillary Bell, dra
matic critic of the New Tork Press, says: "Miss
Uerndon Is the most beautiful girl that ever came
out of the west."
"Malor-Woodson has Instituted tn excellent system
In the Indian work, in the appointment In each dls-
trlct of gurdlans ror orphan cnuartn." saya tn. ei
JUno BelL By this msthed all leas, moneys be
and Home
ever before
shown in this
city, and at
prices that
will be one
of their
take this
leather seat,
of your family,
The Liberal
Credit Furniture
Here are the prices:
cordovans, French, calf and patent
leathers, regular prices $5. $7 and $8,
our prices, a palr.....?2.0O and 1.50
1.000 paira of Women's Rubbers.
Egelhoff stock, regular price 30c, our
price 10c
410 pairs of Women's Extension Sole
Hand Welt Shoes, regular $4.00 goods,
our price, a pair J3.0
GO pairs of Women's Shoes and Slip
pers, from Egelhoff stock, regular
$2.00 and $2.50 goods, our price 50c
4S0 pairs of Women's Shoes and Slip
pers. Egelhoff stock, regular $3.00 and
$4.00 goods, our price, a pair.. ...f LOO
150 pairs of Children's Stilt Ankle
Shoes, regular price $1.73, our price, a
pair 75
500 Men's Neckties, worth 40c and
50c. for, each 10c and 13o
400 Men's Shirts, regular price $1.00,
our price 30c
Men's Fancy Vests, regular $3.00 and
$6.00 values, for 92.25
Men's Too Underwear .20c
longing to minors will be turned over to the bonded
guardians Instead of Its, being paid to the adult rela
tives and by them squandered. These guardians have
been selected from the best citizens In each district,
who will be required to make semi-annual reports.
This method slmp'Jfles matters and Insures fall pro
tection to the interests of all concerned.
One of the Few.
Ftom the Somervllle Journal.
Mrs. Jackson "That's Mrs. Wltherspoon
over there by the piano. She is one of our
distinguished society leaders."
Mrs. Johnson "What 13 It that distin
guishes her particularly?"
Mrs. Jackson "She has never had her
picture in the paper."
Outlived the Romance.
Mrs. Marmaduke (enthusiastically) "See
those young lovers sitting so close together
on that bench, Tom. How beautiful the
.future opens before them! How happy
they arel To them everything is possible!
Mr. Marmaduke "And nothing proba
ble." Practical Point.
Scorcher "How would you punctuate
'Look at that pretty girl in her automobile
come spinning down the avenue ?
Putter "That's easy comma after "pret
ty girl' and after automobile.' "
Scorcher "I'd rather make a 3an after
that pretty lirL"
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