THE HUTCHINSON NEWS. OL. m HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1892. NO. y:$0. WE CLOSE AT 6:30 Except on Saturdays. .STATE POLITICS. How Farmer Smith's Friends Count a Majority. ANTE CONVENTION FIGURES. QNE PRICE GASH HOUSE. Standard Brands and Lowest Prices. We have placed orders with the largest manufacturer of Ladies', Misses'; Children's and ^Ten's Shoes in America, for nearly $10,000 worth of Shoes, to be delivered about June 1, and we must MAKE ROOM FOR THEM. |ad the following items carefully, and come and see the goods. Probabilities of David Oycrmcyer Ilelng the "Co-operative" Candidate ft>r Con- gressmati-itt-_iirfro — Arrangement* to Meet and Refute (lie Willi Calamity Howls—The People to !>e Allowed to Think Fop Themselves—Other Slattern. TOKKICA , Kan., May 14.—[Special.]— The latest figures made by the managers of A. W. Smith's -gubernatorial canvas give him considerable advantage over the other candidates. I am giving them just as I secured them from one of the careful, long-headed political workers, a man who does not run campaigns with brass hands, but who can call to you from memory just what each county sends of the 721 delegates, and just who each of those del egates are for. In this estimate all delegates about whom there is the least doubt, are given to the other fellows. In the list of counties with delegations claimed to be solid for the MePherson county farmer are, Allen. Chase, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Clay, Decatur, Edwards, Ellis, Finney, Franklin,llodgman, At: others 50c c. Infants' dongola sewed shoes, fiat sole, no heel, size 1-5 advertise them at 80, our price At 50c. Infants dougola sewed shoes, genuine hand turn, silk worked button holes, no heels, size 0 to 5. At 75c. Fat babie's dongola, hand sewed, with silk tassel, worked button holes size 0 to 5. At 75c. Children's glove grain shoe with solar tip, spring heels, only size to 8, regular price 98c, our price At 81.00. Children's bestdongola and peble goat shoes, heels and spring heels, tips and plain toes, silk worked button holes, size 4 to regular price SI.25, our price iAt 81.00. Children's dongola shoes in heel and spring heel. This shoe iH advertised in town for $1.25, remember our price is At 81.10. Children's bright grain shoes with solar tips, three rows silk stitching and solid counters and inner soles, size 8 to 12, heels and spring heels, our price At 81.25. Children's glove and Milwaukee oil grain, in heels and spring heels; sizes 9 to 12. This shoe; is.made without any scam in the back and will not rip. Every pair has solid counters and inner soles and solar tips. , At $1.35. Misses' glove and Milwaukee oil grain same as above described Kl to 2, every pair warranted, At 5Dc. A lot of boys'calf shoes, lace only, size 11 to 12. They are good value for 75c, Martin's price 1 A* full line of children's and Misses' slippers from 75c to 81.35 s»t 81 .00. Ladies'glove grained button shoes, all solid, sold everywhere for 81 .35, our price At 81.25 Ladies'bright gram button shoes, solid counters and inner - soles, three rows sKlk stitching and silk worked button holes, regular $1.75 shoe, our price only At 82.00. Ladies' best dongola shoes, lined with Kentucky drill, solid counters and inner soles, stitched with the best silk. These goods are sold everywhere for 82.50: our price, /At 82.50. Ladies' extra fine dongola shoes, in all styles and lasts, patent tips and plain-toe. This is the best 82.50 line in America. Every pair warranted to give satisfaction At 83.00 and 83.50. Ladies' fine kid shoes in hand turnond welts, in opera half opera anc common sense, C, D and E lasts: These are regular • \ 8* and cO goods. Our price 83,00 and 83.50 At jf c. ' Ladies' dongola walking shoes, patent tips, opera, worth 09c. At 75c AfcflfcOO. Ladies' fine dongola walking shoes, in opera, half opera and -f ^common sense, plain toes and patent tips, liiggest bargain in the state. At 81.35. Men's calf shoes, in lace and congress, good value for 81.75. Our price, At 81.50. Men 'B calf shoes, in lace and congress, tips and plaiu toes. Others ask 81.95. Our price, [ At 82.00. Men's fine calf shoes, in lace and congress, solid counters and inner soles, and best lining, only |Al 82 .25. Men's fine calf shoes, in hand and Goodyear welt, lace and congress, all style toes. Only a Tew of these loft, sizes OK and 7. I At 81 .35. Men's calf and grain shoes, in lace and congress, all style toes. Manufacturer's price, 81.75 and 82. Our price only \t 81.00. Men's kip plow shoes, two automatic buckles, good gusset, all Bolid. At 81-00. Men's oil grain lace plow shoeB, all solid, worth81.35, onr price 81.00 At 81.50. Men's genuine Milwaukee oil grain, hand pegged, buckle and lace combined, good gusset, regular 82 shoe. Our price; 81.50 F.MARTIN & CO. 31.00 Si.oo 81.10 S1..25 81.35 59c 8.1.00 81.25 $2 .00 82.50 81,35 81.50 82.00 82.2 $1.35 Elk, Kiowa, Lake, Marion, Marshall, Mcpherson, Meade, Miami, Montgomery, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Pratt, Hawlins, Reno, Rice,Republic, Russell, Rush, Shawnee, Sheridan, Snerman, Thomas, Wabaunsee, Wallace, Washington and Wichita. These have a total of 218 delegates. From the counties of Harbor, Barton, Bourbon, Ilutler, Coffey, Dickinson, Ford, Garfield, Graham, Grant, Haskell, Jefferson, Kearney, Morton, Nemaha, Pawnee. Pottawatomie, Rooks Scott, Seward and Stafford, they claim to be able to put their finger on forty- six delegates that are for Smith. This gives them 294 out of the 524 which have been elected up to date. Of the 197 yet to be elected they say that Smith is sure of over 100. There you have the Smith side of the story, Whether the 1 other fellows will,, come up with anything definite romains to bo seen. Their talk has always had that same mysterious assumption to it which was characteristic with the chairman of the Republican state central committee in 1890. And some of them are going to finish up with the same sort of result —an assumed victory. From many places in the state I hear of arrangements by which the Republicans will have a chance to meet and refute the wild calamity howls, which two years ago were made behind locked school house doors, with the blinds closed. In that memorable contest the demagogues charged their hearers not to listen to Republicans, and to read their papers only to denounce them as lies. Then the only desire for investigation was to find out in the secret meetings how best to deceive and 'mislead the people. The present promises better things. Many of their deluded followers have discovered the deception and are demanding the truth, and are determined to hear honest investigation. And the bright sunlight of free, honorable investigation will clear up the mists of false theories and false education as does the sun clear up the fog of a June morning. The recent suggestion by the NKWS that Dave Overmeyer was to be the clollyvarden candidate for eongress- man-at-large proves to be about correct. He is being groomed for that place, and the managers are almost agreed among themselves as to the plan of bringing him out. The nomination of Governor Anthony w T as a severe blow to their nerves. lie was not their choice for the Republicans to nominate, and they are getting desperate over the situation. The fact that Overmeyer gave the calamityites a terrible thumping in the last speech he made, has been entirely lost sight of in the badly rattled condition of the gang of fixers, arid it shows that principles are a secondary consideration with them. They stand ready, like a cur, to lick the hand that smote them hardest, if thereby they miiy hope to beat the Republican party. State Printer Snow, in his Ottawa Journal is openly advocating Dave, and says that if the People's party fellows expect to secure any thing this time they must take up such men and throw principles to the dogs. Snow has an eye on the main chance, and knows that if he ever gets another pull at his fat office he will have to make a campaign for pelf and not principle. The earnest friends of reform <vho supported Jerry in the Seventh must not get discouraged over the results of his first winter in Washington. Ho has accomplished something no other congressman from that district was ever able to do; he has learned to ride a bicycle. The Alliance bosses are numerously worried just now. Anthony has given them a bad attack of political nightmare, Jerry's Uounderings make them dizzy and Otis causes them more anxiety than a baby that is teething in August. The opposition are strongly opposed to the Republicans holding such conventions as those at Hutchinson and Emporia. Another of the same character will beheld at Pittsburg,no matter who knocks the persimmon. Mormons a back seat, selected a- territorial committee of their "oven, and elected delegates to the St. Louis convention, which were recognized and admitted. A year ago when the party line division movement was started and the manifesto abandoning politics was issued the Democratic chairman identified himself with the movement, and called a convention at which the old territorial committee was overturned, and a new one named. This committee issued the call for the convention to-day. A convention has already been held under the auspices of the old committee of 1888, and as n result a rival delegation will go to Chicago. Both of them propose to go in .style in special trains with music, and both claim to represent a majority of the Democratic voters of the territory. Itjsan interesting fact that, the Republicans will also send contesti ug delegations to Minneapolis. The Wyoming Delegate. WASHINGTON , May 14.—The action of the recent Republican convention in Wyoming in electing a women delegate to the coining gathering at Minneapolis is creating a good deal of comment among politicians hereabouts Some of are inclined to question whether, under the call issued for the convention, a representative of a class deprived of the right of suffrage has a right to sit and vote as ii delegate. Others are inclined to regard it as an interesting innovation, while both parties unite in expressing the hope that the delegate in skirts will be a good talker, and able to make herself heard to advantage during the proceedings. This will be the iirst time in the history of the United States that a women has had a sent in a national convention of any political party, save the prohibition or labor elements. FLOODS. Great Damage Being Done the High Waters. by BOTTOM LANDS UNDER WATER. Such Are the Iteports That Come From Various Places Along the Missouri and Mississippi Klvers—Kansas City rocking House Flooded—Argcuttne llmlcr Water —ltoats and Kalis In tlreat Dcmnnd. years. Grave fears are entertained of disastrous Hoods, Farmers have been unable to do any work on account of excessive rains and they are discouraged. At Hardstnvrn, BAUHSTOWN , til.. May 14.—The Illinois river continues to rise here at the rate of four inches a day. It is doing immense damage to this city and to the farmers in the vallev. THE ENGLISH POSTOFFICE. Senator Hill's Views. NBW YOUK , May 14.— The Brooklyn Eagle prints what purports to be an interview with Senator Hill. The senator was asked why Cleveland's name was not mentioned in the midwinter convention. "Why, I should like to know," answered Hill, ''should his name have been mentioned? It's not the custom to drag in outsiders in that way. The convention might as well have endorsed lluchanan as Cleveland, so fa as the reasonableness of things goes." Kfectlons in Rhode Island. RROVIIIK.VCK, R. I., May 14.— The fifth attemp to elect the seven representatives to the general assembly who failed of election at the previous (trials was mode yesterday. It resulted in the choi.ee of six, all Democrats. Another election will be held to elect the remaining members. The Only One Price Cash i House in Hutchinson. Mail order Deii'irtment. $18, 118 and 130 North Main Street. Attentiou^trict> andjprompt Utah Demooruey. OGDE.V , Utah, May. 14.—Whut is known as the regular wing of the Dem ocratlc purty in Utah, composed of mixed Mormons and Gentiles, will hold their territorial convention this afternoon for the purpose of selecting delegates to Chicago. This action will make absolute the division in the Democratic party of the territory. The trouble dates bock to the last presidential year when the Democratic state convention held in Ogden gave the Senator Harbour Dead. WASHINGTON , May 14.—Senator Barbour iijp. Virginia, died suddenly this morning of heart failure at his home. He had no previous illness and was present at yesterday's session of the senate. National Art Congress. WASHINGTON ,May 14.—Arrangements have been completed for the national art congress which will be held here next week under the auspices of the National Art association, - and which has for its object the organization by the government of a commission of art and architecture, and a national exhibition of paintings by American artists. Mrs. Harrison is honorary pres- j ident of the association, and Vice- President Morton and Mrs. .Morton are honorary vice-presidents. The chapel of the Smithsonian Institution has been placed at the disposal of the association by Professor Langely and the regents of the institution. The eongrc^, .."I be important from the fact that it will mark the inauguration of a battle for the abolition of the duty upon works of art. In the last congress the committee on ways and means abolished the 30 per cent, duty on works of art, and placed them upon the free list. The senate restored the duty aftcf cutting it in tw<». thus leaving it 15 per eeut. It is now proposed to inaugurate an active agitation for the original proposition. A Little St. Louis Enterprise. ST. LOI i", May 14.—St. Louis is making great efforts to entertain visitors during the holding of the world's fair, and a transportation committee especially appointed for the purpose has finally succeeded in making arrange ments with nearly all the railroads running through St. Louis to give stop- | over privileges, which will enable those traveling to Chicago to spend a day or two in St. Louis. Great activity is being displayed in the surveys of the air line electric road, by which it is proposed to convey passengers at the rate of one hundred miles an hour between the two cities, and to establish a continuous service during the holding of the exposition. The promoters have succeeded in interesting so many capitalists that there seems every probability of the road being built. Athletics. CuicA 'iO. May 14.—A large delegation of St. L..nis athletes are in the city to witness the team wrestling match between tUe amateur representatives of both cities, and which comes off at the Second Regiment armory to-night. The mutch will be contested in four individual bouts, eateh-as-eatch-can style. The men are in good condition, and it bids fair to be an exciting contest. KANSAS CITY , May 11.—The Missouri river at this place continues to rise and at 11:08 o'clock this morning stands 22.7 feet above low water mark. Thc^ rise during the night was six-tenths of a foot. The signal service observer reports the river will continue to rise until Monday, and after that if further rain falls take placo. As the river rises the damage to property by the Hoods increases hourly. At 8 o'clock this morning the Kaw river in Kansas City, Kan., had been backed up by the Hooded Missouri so that it overflowed its banks and its waters invaded the basement of the great packing house of Kibgan & Co. The officers of the company had anticipated that calamity and had caused to be removed all stock that could have been damaged by waters. As it is the company is obliged to suspend operations. To-night Argentine, a suburb of this place, on the Kaw, will ho without electric lights and is already without water. The Hood this morning Invaded the plant of the electric light company and put out the furnace fires. The plant cannot be operated until the Hood subsides. The foundations of the reservoir of the water works company were washed out by the Hood last night and a portion of the reservoir caved away, releasing the water confined in it. Until repaired the people of the town will be obliged to use their cistern water for drinking purposes. Most of the cisterns are full of flood water which is not very wholespme after having become mixed witli the refuse from the packing houses which has been backed up into the Kaw by the flood in theMlssouri. The situation as regards the water supply is therefore serious. The copper refining plant of the Kansas City Smeltiug and Refining company at Argentine has been shut down on account of high water, the furnace in that department having been Hooded. The whole town of Argentine, except that part of It which is built on the high bluffs, is under water. All the houses in the bottoms along the river banks arc covered with water. All the residents whose houses were in clanger, had sutlleieiit warning to enable them to remove themselves and household goods to places of safety and there has not been much loss of property and no loss of life. The Kaw has been doing great damage in Armourdale. Back waters have Hooded nearly the entire town and the people in many parts of it are going about in boats and on rafts. All packing houses there are in operation this morning, but their stock pens are Hooded and are useless. Their business is being greatly interfered with on that account. The cellars of the Phoenix Packing company are full of water, but the company has been able to continue business. It will take only a rise of a few more inches in the flood to Hood all the packing establishments and the prospect's are that by to-inorrow they will be obliged to suspend. All the numerous bridges between Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., and over the Kaw river in Kansas City, Kan., are in danger of being washed out, but up to 11 o'clock this morning had withstood the pressure. In this city the flood has done but little damage. The waters ' have reached only a short distance into the east bottoms and have driven a few families from their homes. In the west bottoms some of the streets have been flooded by the back water from the sewers, but not enough to do uny damage. A Kemarkiible Clreular Addressed to the Kmploye* Concerning luetvltlly. l.oxno.v, Muj» 11.—Postmaster-General Sir James Ferguson has issued an extraordinary circular to the employes of the postotllce throughout the country as a result of numerous complaints and incivility toward the public. The circular is probably one of the most remarkable that has emanated from a member of the government of uny country. The postmaster-general says in plain language, that it is his opinion that rudeness or incivility on the part of the postotllce employes is, next to dishonesty, one of the worst offences that can he committed. The men, he says, are not solely the culprits, for there are numbers of young women whom it would be impossible to acquit, of inattention and levity in the discharge of their official duties. From his own observation he says- he is aware that they will often times keep a number of the public waiting while they finish some idle conversation, or complete a row of knitting. This, continues the circular, apart from its impropriety, is calculated to bring the employes of the postotliec into disfavor with the general public. Sir James Ferguson adds in conclusion that it is his intention to ascertain at short intervals the effect of this notice on the behavior of the postotllce officials generally, and that he y *usts that he may be relieved of the necessity of having recourse to more serious measures. At .loirorson City, Mo. JKITKKSO.N CITY , Mo., May 14.— The Missouri river is rising two inches per hour and has already spread over the Calloway bottoms, flooding many farms and driving hundreds from their homes. The worst is yet to come for an immense rise is coming from above. The Osage is over its banks. The Gas- conado is running over and the Moreau is Hooding the bottoms. The rivers ureall now within a few inches of the disastrous flood of 1881 and the indications are that in a few days it will be exceeded. Hanged hy a Mob. LITTI.K ROCK , Ark., May 14—At 1 :15 this morning a mob of a thousand men armed with Winchesters demanded admittance to the penitentiary, where the sheriff had spirited "Jap," the ne gro who outraged Mrs. Johnson yesterday. The penitentiary authorities declined to give the mob admittance, and the latter promptly battered down the. doors of the prison, secured the ravisher, took him to .lohnson's house where lie was identified. The mob then dragged the prisoner to Fifth and Main streets in the very heart of the. eity, opposite the Masonic temple. He was given opportunity for confession and prayer, lie at "first denied his guilt, but soon confessed and then prayed. A rope was thrown over the urm of a telegraph pole and the negro was soon swinging in mid-air. The body was then riddled with bullets and left swinging. Negroes Organize for l'roleetlon. CmcAiio, May 11.—A special from Mobcetie, Texas, says: The negroes of this section have formed a secret organization, having for its object the protection of the. race from mob law. A committee of three, known as "the bloody three," is at the head of the organization, and it has power—to- stty- what punishment shall be meted out to those falling under its disfavor. The order is oath-bound, and any member of the organization who fails to carry out the decrees of "the bloody three" forfeits his life. The idea of the projectors is to impress upon the whites they cannot go on lynching ne groes with impunity, merely on suspicion. A itaee Confltt-t In Virginia. Nouroi .K, Va., May 14.—News has just been received here of a con 11 let between a bund of citizens and a mob of negroes, ending in the deatli of two persons and the wounding of more, and the possibility of further bloodshed. The conflict took place at Siin- mon's Creek coal mines. A white man named Justis quarreled with a negro, named Wells. Justis struck Wells and was immediately set upon by a mob of blacks. Justis took refuge in a house, but the negroes gained admission and shot and killed him. About fifty whites then armed themselves and chased the blacks. Catching the ne gro with whom Justis had quarreled they shot him to pieces. High Water at Alton, ALTON , 111., May 14.—The Mississippi at this point is higher than for nine years past. All the packing houses along the levee are flooded and temporarily abandoned. Lamothe levee broke last night, doing immense damage on thu Missouri side. The bridge on the Bluff line at Medoru is ulloat and liable to complete destruction. A "Safe" Trust. NEW VOIIK , May 14.—Arrangements for the formation of a safe trust have been completed. The combination brings under oue management all the safe manufacturers of the country. Weather IntUcMtloa*. WABUINOTO.N , May 14.—[Forecast till 8 p. to. Sunday.]—For Kansas; Showers; clearing In western part; slightly coolor; winds north. At I '"It Oodgi-, la. Four DOIIOK , la., May If.—The Des Moines has suddenly risen four feet and is steadily rising. People in the low lands are preparing for flight. A disastrous flood is feared. Farmers Discouraged. LvmANArowji, Ind., May 14.—Continued rains have delayed plowing and sowing to such on extent as to cause discouragement to farmers. EXCOMIV- irioods. OTTUMWA, 1©., May 14.—The Dei» Moines river 1» higher than for sixteen The Alitor Will. NEW YOUK , May 14. —The will of Wm. Astor, 'the provisions of which have been practi-tally stated in these dispatches, was filed for probate yesterday. Neither 'Drayton nor his wife will be able to touch a penny of the estate. Henry Astor and his issue are effectually cut off. Henry is Astor's brother who married a pretty country girl displeasing to the family, lie was cut off by the father with a small patrimony, and has been living happily in Columbia county ever since. Disastrous to tho llamllts. CITV oi' Muftcico, May 11—A fight at Banquette with bandits who crossed from Texas resulted in a terrible defeat for the outllaws, who lost half their force and left their arms and equipments in the hands of the Mexican troops. y .iiunlii 'uiHi Sulcidti, • SfAiti'A, 111.. May It.—Chas. Jones, aged 15, of Eden, a village near here, siiot and killed 17-year-old Julia Me- Kurlaud of the same place last night, because she would not marry him, and then shot himself, dying Instantly. Dlvldetid Declared. IIABTFOUII , Conn., May 11.—The. receivers of the Charter Oak Life Insurance company has declared a dividend of 15 percent, on the net value of all policies. Illiterate Voters. LosuoJf, May 14.—The house of commons last night, by a vote of 112 to 35, decided to repeal the clause of the b_l- | lot act admitting illiterate voters.
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