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Emporia Republican from Emporia, Kansas • 4

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WEEKLY REPUBLICAN Official Paper of the City and County. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1888. ONLY seven weeks until General Harrison's election. Now let us hear from Mr. Thurman and Mr.

Morton, as briefly as possible. NOTHING short of a revolution can defeat the Republican party this year. For some reason or other, Democrats have altogether ceased talking about luck." Yes, certainly, Maine is "all right;" but it sounds queer to hear a Democratic organ saying so. JUDGE THURMAN is old and frail and tottery, but he is not referred to when mention is made of the "weak end" of the ticket. THE New Hampshire Republicans have headed their ticket with a man who held the same place on the Harrison ticket in 1840.

THE Democratic Abilene Gazette has been metamorphosed into the Salina Daily Republican. This 3 gain, both for Abilene and Salina. THE total amount of money in circulation in the United States September 1, was $1,360,863,157. This shows a net decrease from August 1 of 935. SECRETARY WHITNEY authorizes a denial of the rumor that he had determined to resign.

Whitney wants it understood that he is a Democrat in all that the term implies. AN exchange thinks Belva Lockwood would not make a good President because she is "without experience." And yet Belva has been married twice and is a graduate of two colleges. THE Newton Daily Kansan has suspended for business reasons. This means that the proprietor got tired of taking money out of his own pocket to furnish the people of Newton with news. THE Wichita Beacon inquires if we will inform it "which part" of the country considered Judge Thurman's opinion of Cleveland's letter weak.

Certainly. The honest, intelligent part. THE Soldiers' Orphans' Home a Atchison is crowded to its full capacity. Applicants are being turned off almost daily. An enlargement of the institution would be a worthy beneficence.

PRESIDENT CLEVELAND denies that he ever said he believed in free trade 19 in the Protestant religion. His conduct hitherto shows that he is a much better disciple of free trade than of any sort of religion. NORWOOD, the fusion candidate for Governor in Arkansas, claims to have been elected by 700 majority and will make a contest. Mr. Norwood's cause is no doubt just, but that is no reason for believing that it will succeed- -not in Arkansas.

A BOURBON exchange is of the opinion that all the offices should be filled by "tried" Democrats, which leads a contemporary remark that many of President Cleveland's Democratic appointees have not only been tried but convicted. Ir pains as to state that the Emporia Democrats who have been eagerly expecting a promised publication in their local organ of a number of affidavits concerning the $1-a-day expression attributed to General Harrison, are still the victims of disappointment. So Joe Smith wants a joint canvass with Colonel Flory! Now if it were not that the Colonel is a very busy man and has no time to waste, he might agree to a few discussions with Joe, just for the fun of the thing. It would be a rare treat- there is no doubt of that. CANDIDATE MARTIN, who wrote a circular to a number of colored ministers not long ago telling them about how he always loved the colored men, was clerk of the pro-slavery legislature of Kansas in 1855, which passed a law inflicting the death penalty upon runaway slaves.

-Topeka Commonwealth. Ir the object of reducing the tariff to lighten the farmers' burdens, as is claimed, why not reduce it on sugar and rice, which the farmer has to buy, instead of removing it from wool, which he raises to sell? The Mills bill provides that sugar shall be protected '68 per cent, and rice 100 per cent, and that wool shall have no protection at all. THE Democratic rejoicing that the Republican majority in Maine is a few hundred less than at first reported loses sight of the fact that it is still a great Republican victory in that State. It is a gain of more than 7,000 over the majority of 1886, and this in face of the fact that the Democrats prophesied a heavy falling off compared with that year. Republicans have ample reason to be satisfied with the result in Maine.

PUBLIC opinion even in England waking up to the necessity of placing severe restrictions upon immigration. At the Trades Congress which has just been held at Bradford, England, resolution was passed favoring the exclusion from the country of semipauper immigrants, unless they are skilled workers. The general sentiment is that every country should take care of its own paupers. Ir is well-known that Chairman Brice, of the Democratic national committee, is a millionaire banker, but has only recently been divulged through a congressional investigation that his bank at Lima, Ohio, is one of the pet Democratic institutions to which the administration has loaned large sums of the public funds without interest. The amount of the people's money that Mr.

Brice thus enjoys is 000. THE Democrat is willfully obtuse concerning the quinine question. cannot be ignorant of the fact that thorough expose of the free traders' claim regarding that article was printed in this paper only a few weeks ago. It was then shown that the reduction in price of quinine was not due to removal of the duties but to new and greatly enlarged source supply, in consequence of which the price went down everywhere, in all countries alike. If the Democrat really as ignorant as its talk would dicate, it should lose no time in enlightening itself.

The files of the REPUBLICAN are at its disposal. MORE TRUSTS. It is stated that the milling interests of the country are combining to "protect" themselves by raising the price of flour to consumers; and at the same time the news comes that the wholesale grocers are preparing to form a gigantic combination to increase their profits. Everything appears to be running to trusts; and probably the faster they go the better for the people, for the sooner will grow the sentiment that will eventually crush them out and keep them out. The consuming public is now already robbed annually of many millions by the sugar trust, the hard coal trust, and similar organizations, and the feeling of hostility is becoming fairly aroused.

The people have it in their power to stamp out these conspiracies of greedy monopolists and to make their formation unlawful, and the more rapidly they accumulate and the more vitally they affect the family economy the more certain and swift will be their overthrow. The public will sometimes hear of the existence of "rings" and combinations whose object is to prey upon the State or national treasury, with comparative Indifference, because their individual and private interests are affected only indirectly and remotely. But when the hand of monopoly is laid upon the family flour barrel and the family coal bin, every citizen feels the wrong unmistakably, continuously and keenly, and he is ready to protest against and resent it. This he will do with his ballot, in the election of Legislators and Congressmen pledged to work and vote against these leeches upon the body politic. Trusts of all sorts, whatever the specitic article of domestic consumption upon which they have fastened their fangs, would better make good use of their opportunities, would better squeeze and oppress and harrass the people while they may, for their time is short.

A DEMOCRATIC BLUFF. A prominent Eastern Democrat, Millionaire Carson, has proposed to give $10,000 if a committee of Republican judges will declare Cleveland's December message to be a free trade document. The safety of this proposition lies altogether in the definition of free trade. In the sense of absolute free trade--that is, where no customs duties whatever are levied upon importations -there is no such thing as a free trade country among the civilized governments of the world. England, which ranks as an ultra free trade country, yet raises annually more than $77,000,000 from customs duties.

When it comes to the etymological definition of free trade, Mr. Carson is safe enough. He would be just as safe if he should declare this is not a free country, for under a strict definition it is nothing of the kind. Nevertheless, Mr. Cleveland's message is a free trade document within the meaning of that term as commonly employed and generally understood.

A tariff for revenue only is practical free trade. In other words, opposition to protection is free trade. Mr. Cleveland's policy would retain the tax on whisky and tobacco, amounting 1 to some $110,000,000 a year; it would retain the duties on luxuries, amounting to some $30,000,000 a year. A tariff regulated by the needs of the governeconomically administered, would require about $70,000,000 to be collected from customs duties.

The policy of the President and his party does not include the removal of the sugar duties, amounting to $50,000,000, consequently there would be only about $20,000,000 to be raised from the whole range of Northern manufactured products. Such a policy would practically destroy protection, which is only one way of saying it would produce free trade so far as nearly all the manufactured articles are concerned. This is what is meant when it is said that the President's message is a free trade document. This, and not the absolute free trade under the definition of which Mr. Carson's money is safe, is what the people of this country fear.

It doesn't make any difference whether it is called "free "tariff reform" tor "a tariff for revenue only," the thing itself is based on the principles of free trade and its effect would be to open our markets to the unhampered competition of cheap labor in Europe. The "Free Trade Club" of New York has changed its name to the "Reform Club," but it hasn't changed its arguments or its aims. Over its platform is a portrait of Grover Cleveland and a copy of his message, and on the platform two of the Cobden Free Trade Club speakers present the arguments of Cobden and his English dis- ciples. FAST TROTTING. This is (the season of the year when the agricultural fair is "on," and when popular interest is awakened in that chief feature of the fair, the fast horse.

Perhaps a majority of those, even, who profess to know much about horses are ignorant of one important fact, and that is, that the trotting horse is an American production and a distinctively American institution. A century ago there were the old Norfolk trotters, but the gait was never fostered and developed until atter senger was imported in 1788 to Philadelphia from England. Messenger trotted, but this was looked upon as an evidence of a blot in his pedigree. Three sons of Messenger were trotters and one of his grandsons was the first horse to trot twenty miles an hour. Within the century there has been a steady and a wonderful development of in short-distance trotting.

The first three-minute horse made his record in 1818, and in 1885 Maud S. trotted her mile in two minutes eight and three-quarters seconds. From an interesting and instructive paper on American trotters included in the report of the Commissioner of Agriculture, it is found that from 1818 to the present time there has been an uninterrupted progression. Taking periods of ten years, the average extreme speed of the five fastest horses gets faster and faster, from 2 min. 42 sec.

in 1820-30 to 2 min. 114 sec. at the present time. There 1s no reason to believe that the horse has reached his highest degree of usefulness or physical perfection in this country. The trotting gait, fast, even and safe, is indispensable for comfortable driving and holds its own with trained equestrians for riding.

It is the gait of the future for all the world. Scientific persons have figured out what speed the trotter will ultimately attain; but whether they are right or not, there is little question that there will yet be a considerable increase in speed. THE Democrats are making desperate efforts to squeeze some comfort out of the result in Maine. If they can get any it ought not to be begrudged to them, for if there is anybody sorely in need of comfort just now it is the Democrats. With a clear Republican gain of 6,000 in Oregon, 8,000 in Vermont, a Democratic loss of 20,000 in Arkansas, with Indiana, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut safe for Harrison and the Virginias, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky trembling in the balance-if it is any satisfaction to Democrats 1 to say that Maine only gave 18,500 Republican majority, then by all means let them have it.

To Kansas Republicans: It is only little over a month till the election. Stir! Ir there is any reason for believing that Harrison will not be elected it fails to suggest itself. HUMPHREY and Felt are speakingto large and enthusiastic audiences in Northwest Kansas. IF Kansas is to be the banner State, Republicans must get to work in every town and township. THE campaign is "on." Let every Republican do toward making Kansas the something, EMPORIA ought to have at least two grand Republican rallies before the election.

Are any preparations being made? FIFTY thousand is the figure that the seems to be settling down on probable Republican majoricountry, ty in New York. to LAWRENCE Democrats had a transparency, "Cleveland works sixteen hours a day." The Republicans took the same transparency and added "vetoing soldiers' pension bills." AND still the Democrat neglects to publish those promised $1-a-day affidavits. This is downright unkind. Many of the faithful hereabout are really pining for a sight of them. THEY do say that after John Martin draws his bottle and shakes it at the crowd, not a Democrat leaves till he gets through his speech.

The explanation is that they are in hopes he'll offer 'em a drink. CAPTAIN LANHAM, of Topeka, brings back from Columbus the report that the Ohio State Capitol cannot compare with the State House of Kansas. There are several other things in Ohio that cannot compare with Kansas. How green with envy must Mr. Cleveland feel, as he scans his newspaper while waiting for more pension bills, to read of the enthusiastic thousands daily swarming to do honor to the man who is to succeed him in office.

IT looks very much like Congressman Dingley is guilty of pernicious activity in pursuing the President with his fishery resolutions. Dingley seems to haye no regard for the rule that it is unfair to kick a man when he is down. Two more helpless negroes shot to death in Louisiana by Democratic redshirts. Their crime was "using incendiary language." In Louisiana "incendiary language" is understood to mean expressing an intention to vote the Republican ticket. THE Minneapolis Tribune epitomizes Cleveland's letter of acceptance in the following artistic manner: Mr.

Chairman and ladies and letter of acceptance means, first, protection; second, free trade; third, revenue tariff; fourth, tariff for revenue; fifth, anything to beat Harrison. Considerately yours. GROVER CLEVELAND. ACCORDING to the Atchison Champion, John Martin in the course of his speeches from the stump draws out a whisky flask and shakes it at his Dem ocratic friends, which never fails to produce the most uproarious applause. And this is the man who started out to make decent party" of the Kansas Democracy! CONGRESSMAN GROSVENOR, of Ohio, says of the result of the Maine election that it is an of the coming of a storm which has more to fan it into a cyclone in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, than it had in Maine, Vermont and Oregon.

It absolutely settles the election of Harrison." No man ranks higher in Congress for intelligent judgment and fairness than General Grosvenor. JUDGE PETERS has arrived from Washington and reports that Congress will probably hold till within a few days of the election when it will take a short adjournment to give members an opportunity to go home and vote. He thinks that Mr. Ryan, being a member of the appropriations committee, will not be able to come home before adjournment. WE commend the following from the New York World, high Democratic authority, to the careful consideration of the Emporia Democrat: "Mr.

Harrison has written a letter to brand as a lie the assertion that he once said that a dollar a day was good enough wages for a workingman. Nobody of common sense ever supposed that he said 80. There are some campaign lies which are transparent, and this is one of them." MR. CARLISLE, in trying to make believe that the Republican party favors trusts because Mr. Blaine said it was not the province of individuals to interfere with them, stoops to the methods of the demagogue.

This is to be regretted. Mr. Carlisle has hitherto been considered a gentleman of honesty and fairness, whatever may have been thought of the soundness of his political views, and it is unfortunate that this high estimate placed upon him should be forfeited. BATTERED Demo Did you hear how I licked the g. 0.

p. in Maine?" From your present appearance I should think you had been severely pounded yourself." Bat. Dem. -Yes, but you ought to have seen me after the Maine fight four years ago. I know my eye is blackened and my nose smashed and collar bone and two ribs broken, but four years ago in addition to all this I had four teeth knocked down my throat.

This year I only had to swallow three. I call it a glorious THE Rev. Dr. Talmage, who has just completed an extensive tour of the West and South, is quoted by the Brooklyn Eagle as saying: "In Indiana, notwithstanding all that has been said in the newspapers in regard to there being no enthusiasm for their candidate, I have to say that I never saw so much enthusiasm for any candidate as I saw among the Republicans for General Harrison." It is now in order for some great Democratic light to declare that Dr. Talmage has sold himself for $5,000 to the Republican campaign committee.

THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE. WHAT FREE TRADE WILL DO. Plunder the poor. Enlarge poor farms. Multiply tenement houses.

Shrivel the public revenue. Drain the country of money. Drive labor largely to the land. Lower the standard of comfort. Scale down all salaries and profits.

Revive here the British colonial system. Inundate this country with foreign goods. Turn the balance of trade against us. Destroy our capacity for cheap production. Universally reduce the value of farming land.

Unsettle all forms of mercantile ness. Instantly cause a paralysis in iron manufacture. Increase farm products and diminish the market. Strike the skilled laborer first and most severely. Destroy the possibility of diversified employment.

Paralyze the arm of the worker and empty his pocket. Add greatly to the wealth of the rich and make the poor poorer. Leave skilled labor the alternative of idleness or English wages. Close up thousands of mills, factories, furnaces and workshops. Empty the building associations of their tens of millions of dollars.

Throw the South back to the one general industry of cotton-raising. Put the whole labor population back to the ante-bellum condition. Force capital out of fields of enterprise into permanent retirement. Rifle our pockets to swell the incomes of greedy foreign corporations. Take from the home of the artisan the comforts and necessities of life.

Reduce us from a state of commercial independence to one of dependence. Destroy our coasting trade, from which all foreign tonnage is now excluded. "Make two blades of grow where one now grows" in manufacturing towns. Rob us of our industrial prosperity for the benefit of Manchester and Birmingham. Make labor a beggar at the feet of capital instead of a partner and an equal, as now.

Give the foreigner an equal chance with ourselves to profit by our natural advantages. Stile the genius of Americans for the advancement in the civilized arts and sciences. Invite a struggle between home labor on a high plane, and old world labor, on a low plane. Enormously augment the burden of national, state, county, municipal and individual debts, Stimulate the spirit of discord springing from the seeds of socialism transplanted from Europe. Substitute for the music of looms and lathes and hammers the complaints of idle workmen.

Make us the victims of Old World monopolies, which cannot be reached by American legislation. Leave no better opportunity here than there is in Europe for the success of brain and muscle combined. Make this country a seller of raw products at low rates and a buyer of finished products at high rates. Leave educated, skillful labor no better chance for promotion than the hewer of wood and drawer of water. Eventually place America practically in the condition of agricultural countries like India and Southern Russia.

Bankrupt many railroads and displace an immense number of laborers transportation, by reason of a diminished internal commerce. Make these States the dumpingground for England's surplus products, which necessity would compel us to take upon her own Times-Star. Free Trade will do all these things. Democracy means Free Trade. WHICH IS DESERVING? Once in a while when a Democrat doesn't just know what to say next he falls back upon that mouldy bit of claptrap: "The mission of the Republican party ended with the abolition of slavery." The most recent use of this oracular piece of wisdom was made by Mr.

Vilas in a speech at Milwaukee. It is not supposed that those who repeat the momentous declaration ever pause to think of its absurdity. They utter it because it happens to suggest itself to their minds as something that has been said many times before and hence can be said with impunity, and because it sounds severe upon the Republican party. It is true that the Republican party's original mission was to abolish slavery, and it fufilled it. But because a public servant does one piece of work faithfully and well, is that any reason why he should be discharged? Is it not rather the best of reasons why he should continue to be employed that he may do other useful service.

Had the Republican party failed in its first mission it might well have disbanded as unworthy of continued existence. But it did not fail. It succeeded nobly and grandly. And that was but the beginning of its usefulness. It wrought more real reforms and rendered more valuable service to the country during its twenty-four years of power than is placed to the credit of any other political party that ever existed.

But if a party which performed one mission well should cease to live as no longer useful, what excuse is there for the existence of a party which neyer had a mission? Or if it had one failed to perform it? If the Democratic party ever had a mission which it did not fail to perform it was a misson of evil. In the past its mission was to perpetuate slavery, encourage secession, organize rebellion, and oppose all the great reforms instituted by the Republican party. Its present mission seems to be to defeat the popular will by coercion of voters and frauds upon the ballot, and to subvert the American system of protection to workingmen. In all its history it cannot point to a single great useful purpose it ever subserved. Did it ever 0c- cur to these Democratic wiseacres that for every reason that can be given why the Republican party should disband, there are a hundred good ones why the Democratic party should be hanged? AS TO MAINE.

What the small-bore Democratic Organs may have to say about the Maine election is, of course, mere partisan clatter. The following extracts show the intelligent Democratic opinion upon the subject. The Philadelphia Times, than which Mr. Cleveland has no more ardent supporter, on the morning of the Maine election said: A Republican majority of 15,000 today--that is a loss of 5,000 on the party majority of 1884-would be fairly holding their own on the part of the Republicans, as they did in Vermont by a gain of and an increase over that figure could be justly claimed as a positive Republican victory, while any less than 15,000 could be justly claimed as a chill upon Republican hopes for November. The New York Sun passes its judgment as follows: The plain truth about the Maine election is that ingenuity can devise no formula of comparison with past results which exhibits the event as a Democratic victory, as an indication of voters drifting away from Harrison and Morton to Cleveland and Thurman, or as encouragement to the notion that any one of the traditionally Republican states of the north can be transferred this year to the Democratic column.

This year the Republican plurality was over the average, and came nearly up to the highest figures ever reached in a September election. The truth is that the Democratic canvass has made no inroads upon the solid Republican vote of Maine. There are no signs of a drift to Mr. Cleveland. If there is any drift it is the other way.

Congressman John E. Russell, who made a vigorous canvass of the State in the interest of Mr. Cleveland, admits that the result was astonishing. "Even Republicans," says Mr. Russell, "expected no better than 10,000 or 000 majority." The fact is the result in Maine is a great and glorious victory for the Republican party, and its brilliancy cannot be obscured by sickly attempts of bourbon organs to make it appear otherwise.

The fact that the majority is a few hundred less than at first reported does not materially affect the result as a whole. There is still a great, surprising Republican running away up into the thousands and far above the average, which 10 amount of Democratic pretense can explain away or render less significant. The effort of the organs very clearly is to cover their own mortification and throw a damper upon Republican enthusiasm. TO LYON COUNTY REPUBLICANS. The Republicans of this county should arouse themselves to earnest work and make themselves conspicuous in the political contest now fairly inaugurated.

Let them come together in each voting precinct or township, settle all factional differences, where they exist, have a fair understanding for the future and shoulder to shoulder, in solid phalanx, storm the works of the opposition. Think of it! Fifty millions of pecple are now more or less exercised over the questions at issue between the two great parties of this country. The Republicans have achieved splendid victories along the line from Oregon to Maine. Their worthy candidate for the presidency is daily winning additional laurels by the matchless addresses he is delivering to the enthusiastic delegations that are pouring in upon him. representing all industries and all nationalities.

The spirit is moving Republicans in most places as it has not done since the war and Lyon county Republicans should not be indifferent to the grand electrical demonstrations and achievements that indicate a victory as brilliant, overwhelming and crushing as the memorable triumph of 1840, with which the present seems SO closely linked. Try the grand old party once more and see if better times are not brought about by a higher and broader administrative policy. We appeal to all patriotic citizens to join with Republicans in the effort to save the country from the consequences of another four rears' rule of Clevelandism, from the threatening tendencies of a Democratic Congress, backed by a Supreme Court of the United States which through death and retirement may become Democratic, or disloyal to all the great measures of the war. The demagoguery of the Democratic party is so apparent, its methods so deceptive and its promises SO insincere that it cannot be safely trusted with the ship it tried to scuttle. It wears its shoes with the heels on the toes.

making tracks one way while it is going the other. It is a sectional party, seeking, as nearly as possible, to restore the old order of things. Against such a party every truly loyal man should exert his influence. The well disposed citizens of all parties, here in Lyon county even, should unite in an earnest, active support of Republican principles and the ticket by which these principles are represented. THE CORRUPTION FUND.

The Democratic campaign fund continues to grow in a significant way that bears no promise of an honest election. The list now stands: Roswell P. Flower. ...8 25,000 Dr. Norvin Green, president of Jay Gould's telegraph 10,000 Grover 10,000 Calvin Brice.

250,000 W. L. Scott, the "Coal Baron' 250,000 Secretary Whitney and the Standard Oil 250,000 Postmaster General 10,000 J. F. Gould.

10,000 Jay 50,000 Secretary Endicott. Blank Check Expected from Federal office holders under 1.00,000 Total to 81,856,000 The understanding is that there are other subscriptions promised which will swell the amount to two and a million dollars, which will be the most prodigious campaign fund ever raised in this or any other country. It is estimated that five hundred thousand dollars will pay the legitimate expenses of the campaign. What do the Democrats expect to do with the remaining TWO Commonwealth. The Commonwealth leaves out of the calculation the English contributions.

It is known that English manufacturers and tradesmen have raised an enormous fund, aggregating hundreds of thousands of dollars, to help on the cause of free trade in this country. It is safe to count on million from this source. What do the Democrats expect to do with these three millions above legitimate campaign expenses? Don't Hawk, Spit, Cough. Suffer dizziness, indigestion, inflammation of the eyes, headache, lassitude inability to perform mental work and indisposition for bodily labor, and annoy and disgust your friends and acquaintances with your nasal twang and offensive breath and constant efforts to clean your nose and throat. when Dr.

Sage's Remedy" will promptly relieve you of discomfort and suffering, and your friends of the disgusting and needless inflictions of your loathesume disease. Bound tor the Nation. A few Indians passed through yes terday evening returning to the Nation from a three days' visit to the Haskell Institute at Lawrence. They are from the Pawnee tribe and among them were a chief, two medicine men and an Indian policeman. The red men created quite a curiosity during the short stay at the depot and the policeman answered very intelligently the questions propounded to him.

They were all well pleased with their visit and showed a few souvenirs received while in Lawrence, among which was a picture of the Institute band. The chief in the party was for a time with Buffalo Bill and his Wild West show. Attention Republicans. There will be a meeting of the Emporia Republican club at the Court House Friday evening at 7:30. All the old members are urged to be present and Republicans generally are cordially invited to attend and join the club.

Every Republican should put himself in a position to render the best service possible to the "grand old party" in the campaign now upon us. Turn out to this meeting. H. WIGGAM, President. TWO OLD CAT.

Oh, yes, I saw the players and their pa ored socks, And the "captain" and the "umpire" and the "pitcher" in his "box:" They are modern innovations that I noted as sat Aloft with you. It won't compare with Two Old Cat! You remember how we played it, Jim, when you and I were young, And upon the farm together? Why has poet never sung Of the game of lane and roadway? What can now compare with that? There is life-blood in the memory of Two Old Cat! When the odors of the haying sweet and musky made the air, And crows were cawing far away and nature's face was fair, When the corn was waving softly, then 1 the boy with ragged hat Felt his pulse thrill in the rivalry of Two Old Cat! Our bats were whittled out of pine, and any size would do; Our ball was yarn wound tightly round a piece of rubber shoe, And covered o'er with calfskin tight, and, oh, Jehoshaphat! How we did welt the whizzing thing in Two Old Cat! I'm in favor of improvements, but the style of ball to-day Seems to lack the healthful features of the good old-fashioned way: It's complicated for me, and the game these men were at Wasn't stirring in comparlson with Two Old Cat! LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE. JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY. An' the gobble-uns' at' gits you Ef you Don't Watch Out! Little orphan Annie's come to our house to stay, An' wash the cups an' saucers up an' brush the crumbs away. An' shoo the chickens off the porch, an' dust the hearth an' sweep, An' make fire, an' bake the bread, an' earn her board and keep; An' all us other children, when the supper things are done, We sit around the kitchen an' has the mostest fun, A-list'nin' to the witch tales' at' Annie tells about, Onc't there was a little boy wouldn't say his pray'ersAn' when he went to bed 'at night, away up stairs, His, mammy heerd him holer and his dady heerd him bawl, An' when they tun't the kivers down, he wasn't there at all! An' they seek't him in the rafter-room, an' chubby-hole an' press, An' seeked him up the chimney-flue, an' ever' where I guess, But all they ever found was jist his pants an' round-about! An' the gobble-uns 'll git you Ef you Don't Watch Out! Ef you Don't Watch Out! An' one time a little girl 'ud allus laugh an' grin, An' make fun for ever' one, an' all her blood an' kin, An' onet when they was "company," an' ole folks was there, She mocked 'em, and she shocked 'em.

said she didn't care! An' just as she kicked her heels an' turn't to run an' hide, There were two great black things a-standin' by her side, An' they snatched her through the ceilin' for she know'd what she's about! An' the gobble-uns 'll git you An' little orphan Annie says, when the blaze is blue, An' the lampwick sputters, and the wind goes woo wool An' you hear the crickets quit, and the moon is gray, An' the lightnin' bugs in dew is all squenched away You had better mind your parents, an' your teachers fond an' dear, An' cherish them't loves you and dry the o'phant's tear, An' help the or 'needy ones 'at clusters all about, Er the gobble-uns 'll git you Ef you Don't Watch Out! COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS. COUNCIL CHAMBERS, September 17, 1888. Council met in regular session with Mayor Weaver in the chair. Councilmen present, McCain, Sexton, Hoffer, Wells and Philips. Minutes of meeting held September 3 were read and approved.

The committee on police and license reported the police judge's report for August as correct; also the report of marshal for August as correct. Committee on streets and alleys reported the street commissioner's reports for July and August as correct. Committee on ways and means reported the weighmaster's reports for July as correct and report for August as correct except ninety cents in favor of city, which will be corrected in the September report. Committee on water works reported the superintendent of water works' report for August as correct. Clark Ireland petition for billiard license, on motion was granted.

Mr. Lambert being present made a request on behalf of Mrs. Lamborn for condemnation money for the land on which the water works are erected. Mr. Lambert advised that the matter be settled by arbitration in order to secure a good deed to the property, and on motion of Mr.

Hoffer, the matter was referred to the city attorney to report at the next regular meeting as the legality of Mrs. Lamborn's title to the land as a homestead. Report of city engineer in regard to establishing grades for the city on certain streets mentioned in report was read and on motion approved. Committee on city property reported progress in the matter of investigating records in connection with sidewalk tax on lot No. 13 State street, and asked further time which on motion was granted.

Complaint being made of outhouses being out too far in the alley in rear of lots 141 and 143 Constitution street, and on motion the owner of said property is hereby ordered to remove said outhouses to the proper line of alley. Mr. Phillips, chairman of committee on streets and alleys, mended that the city treasurer be instructed to transfer two thousand four hundred and fifty dollars from the general fund to the street fund. On motion the recommendation was adopted. The matter of wash water from the baths of the Young Men's Christian Association building was, on motion, referred to the committee on streets and alleys.

On motion of Mr. McCain the license tax on the Whitley Opera House was reduced to $25 per annum for the pres- ent. On motion the following was adopted: Resolved, That the city clerk be, and he is hereby ordered to certify the following special taxes for building sidewalks, to the county clerk of Lyon county, Kansas, to be placed on the tax roll of 1888 of said county: LOT. STREET. TAX.

269, 00 333, 36.00 279, Commercial 36 00 341, 4 00 00 33 93 Congress, 200 131, Congress, 520 ft West, Wilson's add West, 181-2 58 34 50 Merchan. 24 12 Merchants. 88 40 118, 36 00 On motion of Mr. Sexton all wagons loaded with hay for sale must not remain on any street excepting between Third and Fifth avenues. Committee on waterworks was instructed to put a cellar under dwelling now under construction for the use of the assistant engineer at waterworks station.

The committee on waterworks was instructed to finish the reservoirs according to plans submitted by the city engineer. The Hon. Mayor and Council of We, your committee on ways and means, to whom was referred the petition of Jordon Carson, would recommend that the city employ him with his team regularly by the year at $660, payable monthly, and further recomend that one of the city teams be sold at any time that a fair price can be obtained. W. V.

PHILIPS, Com. WM. CLARKE, An ordinance satisfying the following claims was introduced, i considered by section under suspension of the rules and adopted by a unanimous vote: Henry Scott, labor on 8 25 Thos. Oliver, same 17 Jas. Mechtley, Geo.

Lavoy, labor on street. 17 25 40 D. S. Tipton, 50 J. G.

Traylor, costs. 5 20 C. V. Eskridge, printing. 140 62 R.

W. Jeremy, money paid for bay and 25 42 Wells rent. 00 00 W. Jeremy, money paid for 41 95 Peters Hardware mdse 1 75 S. H.

Sonidecker, hauling 9 00 W. P. Sexnon, 3 50 B. Funkhouser, J. M.

Steel. 05 Henry Miller, 75 Samuel Tipton, same with 4 50 J. H. K. Tyler, Morse, 16 00 J.

L. W. Bell, allowed on 3,051 55 same, allowed on 185 18 Adjourned. H. S.

ALEXANDER, City Clerk. District Court. The district court convened again this morning and proceeded at once with the criminal docket. The first case called was that of the State vs. Jesse Goodrich, charged with robbery.

The complaining witness is Harry Robinson. Six or seven. ladies were attendance, all of whom were witnesses in the case. As told by the witness, Harry Robin son and Miss Bechtel were out in the neighborhood of East Lake one Sunday night the latter part of July, and while there some one came along, drew a revolver and ordered Harry to deliver which he did. Frank Burnham testified to having got a confession of the deed from Goodrich, and the latter was indicted by the grand jury.

The defense used their time and witnesses in establishing a justly strong alibi. Other cases disposed of are: State of Kansas vs. Maggie Moore alias Elliott; plea of not guilty; jury waived and trial was held before the court; she was found guilty and fined $50 and costs, which was paid. Mark Dill vs. A.

T. S. F. Railroad; continued by consent. W.

J. Jones vs. Albert V. Keys, et judgment for plaintiff for $829 and costs and decree of foreclosure a8 prayed for. Wm.

Hogue vs. A. T. S. F.

Railroad; continued by consent. Ovid Hitchcock vs. J. A. Stewart, publication notice approved.

Judgment for plaintiff as prayed for. DM. W. Kirkendall, administrator of the estate of G. W.

Kirkendall, deceased, vs. S. M. Bell and S. A.

Woodworth. Sale confirmed. At 5 o'clock the Goodrich case was given to the jury and after half a an hour's deliberation a verdict of acquittal was rendered. The Experience of Mrs. Peters.

Mrs. Peters had ills, Mrs. Peters had chills, Mrs. Peters was sure she was going to die; They dosed her with pills, With powder and squills, With remedies wet, and with remedies dry. Many medicines lured her, But none of them cured her, Their names and their number nobody tell; And she soon might have died, But some "Pellets" were tried, They acted like magic, and then she got The magic "Pellets" were Dr.

Pierce's Pleasant Purgative Pellets, original Little Liver They cured Mrs. Peters, and now she would not be without them. A Letter From Harrison. Judge Culver Monday received a letter from his old commander, General Harrison, in answer to one regretting the judge's inability to be present at Columbus and to call on the general at Indianapolis. General Harrison writes the judge an exceedingly interesting communication, kindly referring to the old war times when the then Captain Culver was a member of his personal staff and therefore a member of his army family.

It also refers to the late reunion of his old brigade and their call on their commander. It is safe to state that the judge is exceedingly proud of his old military chief, and highly values the kind letter just received. At the residence of W. C. Simpson, Chicago Mound, by Rev.

F. M. Chaffee, September 12th 1888, Mr. Peter S. Garretson and Miss Mary Simpson.

The occasion was rendered very pleasant by the attendance of a large company of friends and the presentation of many beautiful and useful presents to the married couple. On the following day a large company of invited guests accompanied the bride and groom to the home of W. H. Wyekoff, where feasting and friendship were made the order. Mr.

and Mrs. Garretson have the best wishes of all for a pleasant life. Indiana for Harrison and Morton, J. L. Miracle, of this city, wrote a relative of his who has long been a resident of Indiana, and well-posted on the political situation in that state, to write him his honest judgment as to how the Hoosier state would the November election.

The following came back in answer: OSSIAN WELLS, Sept. 12, Mr. Jobn L. Miracle, Emporia, Kansas. Dear Sir: The republicans of this part of Indiana are thoroughly us nearer organized and every day brings victory.

We expect to carry the state by at least five thousand. Protection to American homes and Americans industries is bringing all the wanderers home. Respectfully, JOHN S. KREWSON. The State Convention of the Christian Church will convene in this city next Tuesday at 2 p.

m. and will not close till Friday morning. There will be a number of leading men present from different parts of the state. There will be three sessions a day Wednesday and Thursday, and an able address each evening. The Christian Church of this city has hired the rink and will give meals free to all the delegates.

The church expects a very pleasant time and extends a cordial invitation to to come and enjoy this meeting with them. Dixon's "'Carburet of Iron" Stove Polish is the best and purest. The new big cake is double the size of the old small cake and sold at same price. Capt. W.

A. Irwin Will be a candidate for trustee of Emporia township at the November elec- The S. S. P. men's, boy's, and youth's boots and shoes are the best and cheapest offered to the trade.

Ask for them. RETURNED FROM COLUMBUS. A large portion of the Emporia delegation to Columbus, including the band, returned yesterday from the encampment. All report having had a magnificent time and hospitable treatment by the Buckeyes. Many, however, are still east visiting relatives and friends.

Many incidents of the trip are related by the returned excursionists, and the accident near Chicago is especially dwelt upon, where, although several cars were badly wrecked and two car loads of stock nearly all killed, the Emporia train was so fortunate as to have only two of the party slightly injured and their car load of produce badly shaken up-not so much, however, as to keep it from now being the best display of the kind at the Columbus centennial, where it attracted much attention. Nearly all the Emporia delegation. while in Columbus, were quartered at the Ohio Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, where they were royally entertained. Our band covered itself with laurels during its absence, and, at the head of the Kansas column, received marked attention at the hands of the immense crowds of spectators, continuous applause being its accompaniment while playing, and it was the universal verdict that the Kansas Headquarters was the best, for its numbers, in Columbus. In referring to a pleasant episode of the trip, the Columbus Journal says: A very enjoyable serenade was given to the officers of the Deaf and Dumb institution and the visiting strangers by the Emporia band with the department of Kansas.

Thanks were tendered the Kansas delegation and the band by the officers of the other departments and by General 1. N. Kirby for the institution officers. The band one of the best of the organizations that have been here during the encampment. First M.

E. Church, Wichita, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, September 26, 27 and 28, 1888. The initial meeting will be held at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday.

Each union which is square on the treasurer's books is entitled to one delegate and one additional delegate for every twenty-five paying members. The executive committee and state superintendents are ex officio members of the convention. It is hoped every local union will send a full delegation. All railroads have granted one and one-third rate for round trip, provided there are one hundred or more in attendance, on the following conditions: Delegates will pay full fare to Wichita. and secure from the agent from whom they purchase the ticket a certificate stating that full fare has been paid; these certificates, when signed by the railroad secretary of the convention, will entitle the holder to one-third rates returning.

The executive committee will meet in the First M. E. Church at 2 p. m. Tuesday, September 25.

A full attendance is urgently requested. Unions will send names of delegates as early as possible to Miss S. A. Lee, 709 Waco avenue, Wichita, that proper provision be mode for their entertainment. will Delegates, report to on reception arriving at committee Wichita, the basement of First M.

E. Lawrence avenue, between Second and Third streets. State Convention. The tenth annual meeting of the W. C.

T. U. of Kansas will be held in the FANNY H. RASTALL, KATE H. BIGGERS, President.

Cor. Secretary. Married. At Leon, Iowa, September, 19th, Will T. Borton and Miss Ida C.

Haskett. The groom is a son of our fellow citizen, E. Borton, and is well known by most of our people as a young man of irreproachable character and excellent business attainments. He and his fair bride will be most cordially welcomed to Emporia where it is hoped that all their future days may be spent to a ripe old age, crowned with all the blessings of a prosperous and happy life. The young couple, shortly after their arrival here, will take possession of their new and elegant residence one mile southeast of this city, on the beautiful suburban tract to which reference has been made heretofore in these columns.

What's the matter with Tatham? HE'S all right. He has gone to selling dry goods again. Where? Why, at 605 Commercial street, next door north of Hainer's drug store. District Court. In the case of Ritch vs.

Talley, the jury returned a verdict of $35 and interest for the plaintiff. The time of the court was occupied yesterday in the matter of the es tate of Miles R. Brown, deceased, Mattie Brown, claimant, vs. James M. Brown et executors.

appellants. This case is one appealed from the probate court, where it was tried last spring. According to an agreement entered into between Brown and his wife she was to have $5 a week for takingcare of him, and $100 more in case of his death, it she, on her part, would not trouble him during his illness about the division of the property. (His will gave her half the estate.) The case came before the probate judge and after hearing the evidence he allowed her the $5 a week, but held that she had violated the part of the contract referring to her troubling her husband about the property, and he did not allow her the $100; hence the appeal. The lady's evidence in court was very snappish, and Col.

Feighan, who is conducting the defense, had a difficult task to keep even with her. Miles R. Brown, resided, at the time of his death, at Neosho Rapids. Quite a number of the residents of that neighborhood are in attendance as witnesses. Public Bale! I will sell at my farm 5 miles northwest of Emporia, on the Neosho river, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 18, 1888, Commencing at 10 o'clock a.

the following property, to-wit: Six good milk cows with calves by their sides, 1 span of work or brood mares, 2 mares three years old, 12 head of stock hogs, 1 Poland-China boar, 1 lumber wagon, 1 set double harness, 1 hay rake, 44 cords of wood, and some stove wood, 1 grindstone, 100 fence posts, 7 hives of bees, a quantity of chickens and turkeys, corn planter, harrow, and all my farm and household and kitchen furniture, and 17 acres corn in shock. TERMS- -On all sums over $10, a credit of one year will be given on bankable paper with interest at 10 per cent. Five per cent off for cash. Free lunch. NANCY A.

SEARCY. L. F. PRUYN, Auctioneer. Mrs.

C. V. Eskridge was called to Severy several days ago on account of the serious illness of her mother Mrs. W. B.

Dixon, who at last reports was but little better. That men's real calf boot made by S. S. is what want. Buy a pair.

The Mystic Social held last evening at the residence of S. H. Rich for the benefit of the Friends' Sabbath school, was a very interesting and successful entertainment, the proceeds amounting to about forty dollars. A marriage license has been issued to Thos. H.

Emerson of Rocky Ford, Colorado, and Mary Stanley of this city. FINANCE AND TRADE. Yesterday's Doings at the Commercial Centers. AT NEW YORK. NEW YORK.

September 19. MONEY ON CALL Easy at per cent: last loan, 2, closed at cent. PRIME MERCANTILE PAPER-Market at per cent. STERLING EXCHANGE--Market dull but steady at 84 for sixty day bills and for demand. SHARES--The total sales of stocks today were 553,509 shares.

STOCKS-Market firm. GOVERNMENT BONDS. 4's (coupon). 107 6'8 of 121 STATE BONDS. Missouri 101 STOCKS.

Chicago Alton stocks. 130 Chicago, Burlington 1143 Lackawanna. Erie. Lake Shore. 100 Missouri Pacific New York Reading.

53 Rock 108 Union Pacifle 60 14 Western Union. T. S. F. BONDS, BOSTON, September, 19.

T. S. F.let.. 7'8 A. S.

F. R. T. S. F.

R. R. Land Grant, 117 PRODUCE. AT KANSAS CITY. KANSAS CITY, September 19.

The Daily Indica.or Reports: -Market higher: No. 2, red, bid, 80c asked: No. 2, soft. CORN quiet: asked. OATS- Market at 19c bid, 20c asked OTHERS-Unchanged AT SI.

LUIS. ST. LOUIS, September 19. FLOUR-Market quiet and easy. WHEAT -Market cash, firm and higher options.

The opening was a quarter of a cent off on dull and weak cables, but the demand exceeded offering and a rally followed. Later, was another break and the close was below yesterday; No. 2, red. cash, 910 October, closing at bid; December, to closing at May, closing at -Market lower: the close being almost below yesterday: No. 2, cash, 41e: October closing at asked: December, year, closing asked: January, closing at asked: May, at 350.35% asked.

OATS-Market lower: No. 2, cash, bid: September, bid: October, 28c bid; year, May, RYE-Market dull and weak; No. 2, cash, November, 55c bid. dull and unchanged; prairie, 85 00: timothy, 810 00. FLAX SEED higher, 81 25.

LEAD -Market unsettled; Missouri soft, 84 70: refined, 84 80. BUTTER-Market quiet and dull: creamery, dairy, stock in scant supply at 15c. WHISK -Market steady at 81 14. PROVISIONS-Market quiet and easy. PORK-Market at 15 25.

LARD- -Market nominally at 89 75. AFTERNOON BOARD. WHEAT -Market higher and stronger. CORN-Market firmer. OATS--Market quiet.

AT CHICAGO. CHICAGO, September 19. -Market for No. 2, c. GATS-Market for No.

2, RYE--Market for No. 2, 52c. BARLEY -Market at FLAX SEED-Market for No. 1, 81 52. -Market for prime seed, 81 500 PORK-Market-814 45.

LARD-Market at 810 80. WHISKY -Market at 81 20. The leading futures ranged as WHEAT. Cash quotations were as follows: -Market steady and unchanged. WHEAT-Market for No.

2, spring, 950; No. 3, spring, No. 2, red, Op'ng. H'g'st. Low'st.

Cl 8 93 October. May 953 CORN. October 38 38 OATS. 24 243 28 PORK. October.

14 14 70 14 35 14 75 Year. 13 80 13 85 13 80 13 85 January 13 14 13 90 14 LARD. October. 10 10 85 10 80 10 80 8 50 8 624 8 50 January 8 35 25 8 RECEIPTS. Wheat 130,000 Corn.

613.000 352,000 SHIPMENTS. Wheat 142,000 Corn. 440,000 Oste. 128.000 PRODUCE. BUTTER-Market steady and unchanged.

EGG8-Market unchanged. AT NEW YORK. NEW YORK, September 19. WHEAT-Market at lower: No. 2, red, 98c at elevator.

CORN -Market at lower; No. 2, 530 534c at elevator. -Market mixed, white, 270 45c. COFFEE--Market options steady sales, 77,500 bags: spot firmer, SUGAR-Market firmly held; extra EGGS-Market quiet, firm: -Market dull: LIVE STOCK. AT KANSAS CITY.

Married. KANSAS CITY, September 19. The Live Indicator reports: shipments, dressed beef and shippings steers steady; medium lower: cows slow. weak and 5c lower; good grass range steers lower: common hard to sell: stockers and feeders quiet, but steady, good to choice, corn fed, 85 0005 50; common to medium, 83 25604 75: stockers and feeders, 81 60: cows, 81 2502 75; graBS range steers, 81 HOGS--Receipts, 7,0 shipments, market opened strong, closing a shade weaker good to choice, 86 50; common to medium, 85 30. 945: shipments 255: market steady: good to choice muttons, $3 750 4 40; common to medium, $1 5003 50.

AT 8T. LOUIS. ST. LOUIS. September 19.

CATTLE-Receipts, shipments, 1,440: market slow: choice heavy native steers, 85 70; fair to good 84 15: butchers steers medium to choice, 84 15; butcher8 steers, fair to good, 83 3004 40: stockers and feeders, fair to good, 82 2003 50: rangers corn fed. 83 5 04 60: grass fed, 82 2003 60. HOGS -Receipts, shipments. 245: market Arm: choice heavy and butchers selections, 86 450.6 65: packing, medium prime. 86 3006 50; light grades, ordinary to best, 86 35.

SHEEP--Receipts. fair shipments, market slow: to choice, 83 20004 50. AT CHICAGO CHICAGO, September 19. The Drover's Journa: Reports: shipments, market weak, lower: beeves, 66 250 6 65: steers: 81 5005 90; stockers and feeders, 82 00023 20: cows, bulls and mixed, 81. 2503 00; Texas cattle, 82 35; western rangers, 83 0004 70.

HOGS -Receipts. shipments. market closed lower: mixed.85 60; heavy, 36 40; light, 85 70006 50; skips, $3 7505 60. SHEEP 6,000: shipments, 200: market weak: natives, 82 7003 60: western shorn, $3 2503 60: Texas shorn, 82 60: lambs, 84 0005 75. Emerson-Stanley.

Mr. T. H. Emerson and Miss May Stanley, were married Wednesday evening at the residence of the bride's parents on Dow creek, by Rev. Samuel Sargent.

The groom has many friends in this city. They will take a visit to his father in Castleton, Colorado. Then they will return to his home which is at Rocky ford, Colorado. They were entertained by many friends, all of whom enjoyed the excellent supper. The presents were numerous and handsome.

A GUEST. W. C. Harris has received his appointment as assistant in the railway mail service of this state. He has reported for duty and will probably go to Kansas City next week and be assigned a position.

The regular meeting of the Equal Suffrage Society will be held on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at Dr. Jackson's office. tion. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT of Notice is September, hereby A. D.

given, That the on the 8th day were by the Probate 1868, undersigned Kansas, court of Lyon County, duly appointed and qualifled 8.9 executors of the last will and testament of A. G. Wilhite, late of Lyon county, deceased. All parties interestthemselves said estate will take notice sud goven accordingly. C.

W. CAVANESS, Executors..

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