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Harvey County Banner from Newton, Kansas • 4

Harvey County Banner from Newton, Kansas • 4

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Harvey County Banner, I. B.ORNET, Editor sad Proprietor. Published Thursday of each week and entered i at the postoffice in Neuton, as second class matter. People's Party Newspaper. SUBSCRIPTION RATES.

One $1.00 Bix .50 Three .25 Important to Subscripers. To And out how much you are iu reare, take the difference between the number of this paper, which is 78. and and the number opposite your name on the address or wrapper of your paper. Multiply this difference by two and the prodact will be the amount in cente. For President in 1900, W.

J. BRYAN, of Nebraska. THE people's party central committee will meet at the usual place on Saturday, December 18. Business demanding prompt attention will come before the meeting. Come out everybody! By ordes of THis week it is a cracker trust.

MRS. KoKINLEY, mother of the president, died at Canton last Sunday. BALTIMORE teachers have organized a pension association. THE State Alliance convention will be held in Topeka January 5, 6 and 7. LAST Friday the house passed a pension bill appropriating 000 for the next fiscal year.

MAJORITIES are not necessarily right, yet some people would rather be in the majority than be right. THERE are hundreds of people who do not know why they are opposed to the populist party, and yet opposition amounts almost to hatred. Implicit confidence in leaders often leads to error. Be independent. Do your own thinking.

ALL the cotton mills of Fall River, bave joined in an agreement to reduce the salaries of their 28,000 employes on January 1. Their weekly wages amount to $180,000, and the cut will be 10 cent. "This also is prosperity." "Nit. "DEMOCRAT" comes from a Greek word meaning "populist" from a Latin word meaning Where's the difference? Why not get together permanently? Both are in fayor of the rule of the people as opposed to corporation and trust rule. THE officials of the first-class cities of Kansas recently held a convention at Atchison.

They very sensibly recommended the abolishment of the metropolitan police system. A majurity of those present, were in favor of municipal ownership of water, light and street railway systems. YEARS ago the city of Lawrence voted $100,000 in bonds to the state as a bonus for the location of the state university in that city. Neither bonds nor' interest have ever been paid. The amount is now nearly $200,000.

The school fund missioners are going to try to collect the amount. The bonds were bought with the school fund, and it is that much out. SOME people are so narrowthat they will not even read literaatare that is not on their side of a subject. Such people are obliged to belong to something before they have any ideas. They are, always the fellows, too, that obey the party lash and who, out of the smallness of their 'mental capacity, cannct treat an opponent with respect.

All parties have them. NEWTON, 88 always, is unique. There is not another town on earth with a populist Grand Army post.Republican. Two things need to be said about the above. Firat, Newton has no such thing as a populist G.

A. R. post. One of the chief promoters of the new post is a republican who has been honored by his party and who is koowa to everybody in Harvey county. Second, if it were true that the new post is a populist post, have not members of the G.

A. the right to think as they please? Did the soldiers enlist as republicans, democrats, or did they enlist American citizens and patriots? Some people seem to think that G. A. R. man must, of course, be republican.

We can't see why. Every map has a right to his own and be should be respected the enjoyment of them. W. E. STANLEY of Wichita 18 mentioned as a candidate for congrese against Jerry.

Poor Chester! He tried to play the boss, and banded out a few postoffices; but even that has not helped him. It is doubtful if he can receive a nomination. THE CIVIL SERVICE. An attempt is being made to repeal the civil service act. Republicans, of course, are loudest in the denunciation of this law, for its abarrogation would mean the filling of several thousand offices, thus giving the pie hunters a chance at the pub lie trough.

The only objection to the law comes from the politicians, the word "politicians" being used with its commonly -accepted meaning. They would use the public service to reward the faithful and so hold them in line. They are willing to degrade the public service to promote party advantage. Their idea is that the office exists for the political "fixer" rather than for the accommodation and welfare of the public. They seek to have the merit system condemned by the people on the specious plea that it ie un-American.

They forget the history and traditions of their party for decades past; likewise the pronunciamentoes of their leaders and their platforms of the past. What can it matter to any man whether a populist, democrat or republican bande him his mail? Why is there a. postoffice, anyhow? To accommodate the bosses in finding places for their henchmen? The great army of independent voters is rapidly growing larger. The people are weary of bosses and their methods, and this attempt to overturn the civil service system is only an attempt of the bosses to intrench themselves with power to prolong their careers. The interests of the people lie on the side of better service, regardless of machine politics, Rebstock to Recover Money.

The case of S. S. Rebstock against C. H. Yeomans is one that will be tried in February in the district court, in all probabilities.

This case is the outgrowth of the John Dreese case. Rebstock and Yeomans were bondsmen of Dreese, who was guardian for minors. In the settleraent with the bondsmen, Rebstock declares that Yeomans did hot live up to his agreement as a bondsman, and that he, Rebstock, paid: Yeomans's share, which he is now suing to recover. Some minor details of the case was presented at the special day of district court this week, and the case was set for trial at the February term. -Republican.

The Sunday School Convention. The fifth annual convention of the Harvey County Sunday School association was held last Monday and Tuesday at Halstead. Sixty delegates from the different schools of the county were present. It was the best convention in the history of the association, the reports showing the word of the organization to be thoroughly done. The next meeting will be at Burrton.

The officers for next year are: President, S. R. McArthur of Walton. Secretary, Miss Nettie Goodell of Sedgwick. Treasurer, Don Kinney of Newton Vice- presidents, A.

B. Gilchrist of Walton; A. S. Bush of Newton; A. H.

Dart of Macon township; G. A. Hedge of Halstead and G. H. Welch of Burrton.

The Farmers' Institute. The Institute held here last Thursday and Friday was a great Nearly every number as called for by the program was given. The lectures by Profs. Bemis and Harper of the Agricultural college and Prof. Taylor of the Normal school were appreciated and by fair audiences.

Those who did not attend, certainly missed a rare treat. The sessions were highly profitable and instructive. It is to be regretted that more of the farmers of Harvey county were not present. Sessions will be held again next year, and an effort made to get out the attendance the work deserves. Among those present we noted, John W.

Ruth of Halstead, H. G. Ruth of Garden H. Hansen of Mt. Hope, Mr.

and Mrs. Birch, Halstead, Harry Epley of Macon, Simon Baumgartner of Macon, John Hackney of Highland, J. C. Rich of Pleasant, and many others whose names our reporter could not get. The following officers were elected: President- J.

C. Rich, of Whitewater. Secretary--L. G. Harlan, of Pleasant township.

Treasurer- J. E. Schmidt, of Haltead. Executive Committee- -S. M.

Birch, of Halstead; and O. M. HilSpangler, of Newton; Mrs. Harvey dreth, of Newton. Sixty pembers were added to the roll.

Friends, it near the end of the year and the time when all accounts ougbt to be settled. We need some money and need it right away. If you can possibly spare us something on your back subscription bring it or send it in immediately. We are not going to make a practice of asking for money every little while. This is the last time we shall say anything about it for a long time.

Now don't lay this paper down and proceed to forget all about us but lay aside 8 dollar for us now and see that the proper connections are made. If there is a number opposite your name on the paper that means you are behind and we respectfully ask you to renew. The little account you owe is not much but the sum total for us will put us on our feet and help ur to mnke the paper better. We are now giving you more for your money than ever before. How long we can continue is for you to decide: It costs money to run this paper and besides we can't live altogether on wind.

If that populist neighbor of yours doesn't take the BANNER get him to subscribe. A Last Call. Whatever you do, do at once. QA This is how we feel and look when we go down into our jeans for the wherewithal to pay our bills and find the pocket empty. Attention, Comrades.

It is with the greatest of pleasure that shall attempt to chat a little while with you through the columns of the BANNER. Since my last chat some new evnta have bappened, and among them one that we should deem of vital import: ance-the organization of a new G. A. R. post at Newton, to be known a8 Newton post.

Now, comrades, it may be aaked why this was done. la reply I would -ay: Contentment is one of the brightest j-w ela a man or a body of men can After looking the situation over we found that there was a want of harmony ing among the old comrades of the state, and a goodly number of them have put their heads together for the purpose of trying to right some of the that have caused the ruin of many of the poste. It would be useless for me to attempt to enumerate the varions causes of this diecontent. Suffice it to say politics has been the chief one. Now comrades, to all who have ba.

come disgusted with politics in G. A. R. affaire I would say: Turn your eyes ward Newton post. We have a band of comrades firm, tried and true, of all shades of political belief, who have joined heart and hand for the benefit ol their fellow comrades.

While I thank my comrades for the honor they have bestowed upon and' me in electing me post commander, while I feel my inability to fill the position creditably, yet I hope that I shall have the hearty support of the entire membership; and may we, as we drift down the river of time, be of great comfort to each other. When we look around and see how fast our comrades are stepping off the stage of action and auswering to the las roll-call, I cannot but notice the lack of appreciation that exists among the rim ing generation me regards the valuable services the old soldiers have rendered their country. Therefore, comrades, it remains tor you and me to perpetuate the memory of the men who sacrificed their lives that their country might live. While we know they are falling by the thousands to attend that last roll-call up yonder, let us so live that we may be accepted and mustered in when that roll is called. And may we ever be guided and directed by our Great Commander.

8. W. STRATTAN. Newton Post G. A R.

The new Grand Army post has elected officers for the coming year. Last week we gave the list of officers for the Judson Kilpatrick post for next year, but were unable to get the names of the officers of the new post. The new post was organized about two weeks ago with a membership of twenty-three. Since then ten new members have been added and there are more on the way. An attempt has been made to throw odium upon the new organization by calling it a populist post.

Several members of the post have told the writer that if politics was mentioned in the post meetings they would leave it immediately. Such is the feeling among all the members and it is safe to say that the post will grow and prosper under such a rule. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month in the rooms over Chase's shoe store. Thefollowing are the officers elected: 8. W.

Strattan, P. C. J. C. Fennimore, 8, V.

P. C. W. H. Masters, J.

V. P. C. H. D.

Hackney, Adjutant. Joseph Getz, Quartermaster. J. E. Allison, Chaplain.

F. Shira, officer of the day. J. A. Shaffer, officer of the guard.

Public Sale. I will sell on Tuesday, December 21, to the highest bidder at the liv. ery barn at Whitewater, Kansas, 60 head of cattle, consisting of cows, calves and one and two-year-old heifers and steers. Native stock. Nine months time will be given.

Sale will be under shelter and will come off rain or shine. C. M. DAVIS, Owner. AMMI FIRE of Newton, Auctioneer.

A Library in Itself. Few people are able to buy as many books as they would like, yet it is possible without them to keep in touch with all the leaders of literature, as well as to follow the world's progress in every department of sei ence and industry. The Youth's Companion already provides the means for more than half a million households-at an expense to each of $1.75 a year. Every issue of The Companion gives as much reading matter as a 12mo book of 175 pages and The Companion comes every week. The quality of its contents is shown by the announcement for 1898, which promises contributions next year from the Rt.

Hon. E. Glad stone, Rudyard Kipling, Speuker Reed, Capt. A. T.

Mahan, Mary E. Wilkins, W. D. Howelle, Lieutenant Peary. the Marquis of Dufferin, Sen ator Hoar, Justin McCarthy and more than two hundred other eminent men and women.

All new subscribers for 1898 will receive The Compauion's gold-embossed calendar, beautifully printed in twelve colors, and the paper will also be sent free from the time the subscription is received till January, 1898 and then for a full year to January, 1899. A handsome illustrated prospectus of the volume for 1898 will be sent to any one addressing. THE YOUTH'S COMPANION, 205 Columbus Boston, Mass. Marriage Licenses. The probate judge issued marriage license to the following parties this week: August P.

Weber of Geary, O. N. and Emma M. Billau of Hesston. J.

W. Pope and Lena Wilson of Hutchinson. H. H. Schmidt and Sarah Kroeker of Goessel.

John B. Douglas of Newton and Lanra B. Gilchrist of Walton. Wedding Photos, At MURPHY'S GALLERY, 116 W. Fifth street.

Two extras with each dozen, attached to certificate without Extra Charge. Hulick's Candies ARE Are made not in a Glue factory Poor candies make you sick because of the adulterations. Hulick's are Pure. Get the Best at HULICK'S. 618 Main Street.

O. S. BROWN, AUCTIONEER will cry sales in the city or country. Over 30 years' experience. Leave word at BANNER office, or adHALSTEAD, KANSAS.

mmm We are doing the Grocery Business of the town. WHY? 1st. 2nd. -Our -Because goods we are carry always the new largest and stock fresh. to select from.

3d. -The People have found out that we never misrepresent anything. 4th. -Because the children can do the trading here. 624 MAIN ST.

BRETCH BROS. JUST UNLOADED Our Fourth Car of Stoves For This in a record we are proud of. It shows that people bay where they get the beet goods fort the least money. Superior Cook Stoves and Majestic Ranges are not only the best but the chexpert. MAJESTIC Ranges with proper care will last a lifetime.

They will do fall work with ONE HALF THE FUEL of anv other range. The oven heats 1 more promptly and bakes in one half the time of others, Constructed of Malleable Iron Perts thot never crack or break, all, others are made of cast iron. These ranges roast to perfection. Use one--you cannot to buy any other. Beat line of Cast Stoves in Harvey county.

See them, we have saved hundreds money this year and can and will save you some. See Us. LEHMAN HARDWARE and IMPLEMENT THE PLACE IN NEWTON TO GET HONEST GOODS AT REASONABLE PRICES IS AT Edwards Schumacher's Opera House Furniture Mouse Dealers in Furniture and Funeral Supplies. Services night or day. 705 and 707 Main St.

Day phone 87. Night phone 72. WHEN YOU LAY Down this paper, please place it with our advertisement on top. You see, we alwave expect to be at the top with our Furniture and Undertaking Business, and we trust that you' will zeuder us thie plight favor. C.

EI. NORTHFOSS. N. WING Wants You to Look at his Robes AND Blankets. He thinks they are the finest he ever had.

520 Main Street. BON TON Restaurant and Bakery. Good Meals, 250. Board per week, $3.50. Board with Room, $4 to $6 Class Lunches and Short Orders.

Oysters Served to Order. THAD MICHNER, Prop. G. F. POWELL, V.

S. D. Veterinary Surgeon. Office, Welsh's Livery Barn, West 6th avenue. Residence, 408 E.

7th. street. Telephone No. 116. W.

H. CONVERSE Does all kinds of StoveRepairing. We do the work at your own house. All kinds of Stove repairs kept constantly on hand. 115 West Fifth Street.

FRANK PORTER Druggist and Newadealer. 417 Main Street. Phone 138. INVITATION. Yon are invited to examine the China Emporium Christmas Stock.

Elegant Stock to Selezt from IN CHINA, LAMPS, DISHES, GLASSWARE, TOYS. Prices within reach of all. W. I. PLUMB.

OFFICERS. She Midland W. J. Trousdale, President. J.

C. Nicholeon, Vice Pres. Naticaal Bank Don Kinney, Cashier. DIRECTORS. Capital, 50,000, J.

H. McNair. Newton, Kansas, Amos Hess. Absolate Safety and every accommodaticn J. C.

Nicholson. consistent with sound banking priuciples, gearfanteed. Money for good loans alwara on band W. J. Trouedale.

Safety deposit hoses (for papers) farsiebed free Don Kinne-jour patroga. Your patronage solicited..

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