Idl^l^t-Np Frameft to $eU^41lver IOQ Thetd, is 4 cboice in everytiiiag, WMe l&ey I #$it tfaey are, Yours with W^df \ Fine FfAmen can bs hid of ilr. C. S. Culbertson 9t low cost. lOLA :oNB NO la, F. 8COTT. BU^(|JRiPT|ON BATHS: On* week - 1 - ^* - - Ten CenU One Month • . - Forty-four Cents Ono ye»r - • Five DolUrs and Twenly.;Cts mnximOi *t Boia. KuiaoA Poatoffloe u Second dam ilatter.' •dvartliinB rates nade.jDiown on appU- catlon. PEONAGE IN THE SOUTH. The chances are that it the Southern States Jiad accepted ithe result of the war in ^pd fixjth and had granted the negroes the civil rights to , which they were entitled under the constltntlon.' the enfranchisement of the race, out of ^|)icb has gro^n so. rincb.' strife and contention >rpuld have been postponed to a period when It could have been conferred without arotislng any antagonrsini Bui these States were hardly bade in the Union- when they began to devise codes of laws under which.the negro was practically returned to slavery. It was this assault upon' the commonest rfghts of citizenship that seemed to rdake. It" necessary, for hla own pro-, tectloh. that the ballot ahould be plac^ ©d In the haib^ of the former slave. And nowithe Sputh seems to be pp to. its old tricks. WJtJiin the pastfew weeks disclosures have been made which leave no reasonable doubt that in many.pairts of the Soutb, ivxder the formi of |aw, hundfflds of negroes have been forced Into a condl^oa of peonige' more hopeless and ] more bcarii^ss and cruel than 'actual slavery. <The t'ederal autbojritles have recently' been liavcsUgaUn^ the matter and the evidence brouglit out by the ingulries shoiws tliat on hundreds of plsntatiop^ in ^aixama aad Georgia,-^ ind si^iiiar coodtt^ps will doubtless i>e found to exist in other Southern States—ai^ro lo^rors are compelled •to.eatertoto contracts by wbi?ii tiey bind themselves to not leave the plantation without consent of .their 'f muter," and to pennit him to keep thesa as prisoners until the debt thby owe him to.oii^Iled. Of CQMTSO the debt Is'nev^^.^^^jjBd. At aU.the^e. plantations jbL9ps4s are Jcept .«ad mW .ivho attempt run awar are hunted down and broo^t; ba^ in thi» noijd old tiau., • ~~—^ —:- ••-*«.' A corrsspondekl of the Chicago Chroin- I'cle copi^ the following affidavit touching one case, which was signed by six witnesses: "1 was at Mr. Turner's place. She came on Monday i&d stayed until Tuesday. She ca|po. down to Fletcher Turner's.. Wc was in the new ground. She could not pile bru|)i'llke he wanted her to and he took her down, dropped her clothes and placed her across a log. I held her feet and another negro held her "by the head. ' AIlCA Turner whipped her with a ^uggy trace, 100 lashes. He would hit her a lick and then another in the same place, every time raising blisters or flrawlng bjipod. .He made us hold ,her. "Tben be put a pair of cuffs (handcuffs) on her and tied a rope around her waist and made me draw her up so her feet \ would Just touch the ground and lei her hang till, dinner, two hours. It was p;^er the limb of a tree. Just about dinner we lowered her I down and she crawled over to some bushes. Mr. Turner told me to throjw her a pone |of bread. She said she couldn't eat. Then Mr. Turner told me to throw the pone of bread to the dogs. "After dinner I was told to go and tell her she miist go to work. She pqlled the lid of ber eye down and said-she could not see. She asked me , If she could .^ee. I told her I could not see through her eye far. She then crawled behind the brush pile and lay down find nevjer got up any more. Allen "Tumer beat her over the head with a pistol again and ^he died. The Chicago Tribune has had a correspondent in Georgia, and copiment- ing upon his letters the Top^ka C^plr tal says: "On oncof the large plantations where several hundred^ black men and women are employed the overseer system exists in no respect ' different from tljat of slayery ^hya. The owner or oyers^r superintends the work armed. He enforces work and dieclp^ line with the pistol or «hot gan. H% lises no laah, as in earlier d4y^ when his jtnas^ry tJ^ere was .;^0|ne to d|s-. piite. (f a pegro funa away iie is.piir- sued as In old times, ia caught, whip* pedr brought back to'' the plaQtaUoji .BfQot^kglpo. tiaVBh ^Y.er^ fQ ^fliala.^' ' Those dl^osttres are.po less «hockT ing than astohlsbing' and the counter teti^.^ Just |th« .Ffld$ral ,»ui • • " ^flWMJer,under tiiorjl^es «an dp in.,tb< «^ctetjng If^ iu«;not. i>(ien d #er> Aipe^Ica cannot permit such infamies to be perpetrated upon its own citizens, whatever their color or however Jiumblc their station, good without saying. And If authority does not exist in the present laws for effective Interference, then autiiorlty must be given by new legislation. There must be an end of slavery in America. Theodore I^oosevelt: "There can bo no greater offence against the government than a breach of trust on the part of a "pixbVic official, or the dishonest management of his office, and, of course, every effort must he exercised to .bring such offenders td pun- is'hmcnt by the utmost vigor of tho law." "A roster of the organized militia of the United States," a recent publication of the War I)epartment, shows that Kansas has one brigade, consisting of two regiments of infantry, one with twelve and the other with Eleven campanies: two artillery batteries and a hospital corps. Tho total strength' Is 1.403 men. . Eastern papers are jawing at the men who come crowding into the cities and complaining of the hard conditions of life there when they might go out Into the harvest Qelds of Kansas and earn three dollars a day and their keep. One way to get at least partly around the shortage of berry boxes of which I growers are complaining might be to diminish tjie shortage of berries IJ^ the boxes, cpmplalned of by the consumers. Allen cbunty is crated In the State AgrlGultural r|^rt^wI^ iC,89d acres of wint^er wheat, tiieiconditrbn of whic^ is rated-at 92. Tiie condition of the corn is rated at 71. The Kansas -jOity relief committee will supply 2,000 families in ^rmour-^ dale wi^ fuj^ture at an aggregate co|9t of I^Ojppb.' • Lawrence jbak asked to be relieved of ttie old soldiers' reunion. There are four automobiles at Cof- feyriUe and a idub will "be formed.' lAhe'pQu^ty paid. ont.1200 for wolf ^calps. at the laat quarterly meeting of \h6 cpiinty: co|qj|;ij^cn|«ix^ At-ifniiny K^asw^jpwpa the ahooUns off of iDrewpfka l8,t9 1^ pr^b^Med this year. It's a hard bloir ltd the sntall l)oy but a sensfoie move, j At«hiAqn diobe': !rriie:r girl ^ba and : marries': well besides, puts two. bright'spots into her mother's life." The Ottawa Assembly opens h(xt Monday and iwill last until the ,17 :h. Anyone desiring a nice quiet time'is referred to Ottawa. • ' At lEldoradp a woman who' put gasoline In her wash-waterandlet'It boll over on th^ stove is being nun >cd for some very sove're burns. Mr. Hammer, of Clay Center, was married last week and now tho question arises, will his cblldrcn be i .ack hammers and will they be knockersl. A base ball fan has been founiij at Ft. Scott who declares that he once pitshcd a sixty-seven inning game. He must be a relative of Harry Cb^k. Tramps are cutting the f^estern part of the State off their routes now.Tnoy arc afraid to be caugbt In the wheat belt as it Is a cinch ^hey would hive to go to work.. 4 Julius Sawatski slashed Jos( ph Maxmanski with a knife In Leavenworth and at the trial Tony Wi|tlk Anton Gorski and yinton °Schiel:or- ski were witnesses. It is ij^r to presume that wblski was the cadsc of the trouble. A strange thingbappened at Leavenworth last week while the undertakers were In session there. At th'e Nat anal hotel piany traveling men uho carry unde^-takers.' supplies put up and displayed their goods all oyer the' Wuse. A young man'by the namepf Neardcath from the .East who dame out liere'for his health happene'^ in at tlie hotel and on .seeing the weird display had, an attack of heart fafi ire.' And-for a'time it was £hou§lit'h.e would.die. Physicians were c^lleJ in and as soon as be was ajbie to miove he took.^be tiain .JRir his hpjtne. NotliM. ~ The barber i?hops of lola and City will cibse ph the third of July not open any more.until the follo^x Monday. All slibps will be open "r 12 .o'clock on the.plgj&it of the 'tiilr m. lias Pat 111 a: Prices tki IfwcstJ^ . Cheap"* New Brkl^; At the H. L ^ T. flepqt J: lola, ,Jfaiis., Jiifie, %Q, To the people of Io|a an^ Cptfi^ty: The findefs^glUii Lomher .Comp|iny 'has opened t^p a yard [bia nof th JieiCerson aV^«e^ a4- J 903. loiolng tiliieJ^. K. T. i^pot, ^c^e yo0 a compleie s^pck i» hand ai all ttines. sstmetbyia^^ aiid good materiai( Come and f»s and^prtoBS hefbre yo0 hoy yo|^|?l^pecstltf^ y^k. LANYON, sn^Pres. J. ^ BJ QASB. llce^res. A. I^QBERTS. Cash Capital stocky $50,000. - '»v ; l)IRB<gOR5; Wm. Lanyon. ar., lo.Hopd, Get NIoliblioB,l *i ^A.Low,- J. A. - fi.X<-B'and«^ii.S>aBkBlddle. A. B.Boberu. . ST0CKH0LDBR8: J.P.Oa8e.Wm-ianyon,«r.. .Geo. je .';}«ohotaon. J. A.iBoWn«>n. Frank $UdIe, W. 8. Henddbka, H, L. Hend^n. tLPonsler. CH. maoman, J David ^wsrt. X. P. 8oIi|^ A. Beriasiba. J. 8. Walker, Cal^: IC.A.L0W. H.A;,^wb«. Xjjr.HbwlaiA J ..B. H. BeDn5^. .EraM.Broe.^ A-B, Bobety. Robinaoa, J. B. Cue I. A. L. Taylor iW.,.Cyraunt, iaHoqali s.. • •..
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