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Jpe W&irtuin gaily gafile: atatlaij fjfcmxhxg, ganuanj 24, 1891.
?i. -n. MrnnocK. raitor.
Astho days lengthen the cold don't
The constitutional minority-representation
of Illinois is a travesty on the will
of the majority.
The country without regard to party
is thankful that only Granny Blair has
at last been shut off.
Lily-wo-ka-leny is the way the new
queen, successor and sistor to Kalakua,
Lillinokalina, pronounces her name.
Jerry, almost undoubtedly, could
make it, but the ox-confederate soldier
Harris has the inside track this morn-
It is claimed that that the last washing
given McGralh made him whiter than
Snow. Snow got there; what does 31c
Speaking of great natural gas strikes,
what is your estimate of the pressure and
flow exhibited by the Sam "Wood end of
We have been listening for Marsh Mur
dook to say something about the "fool
legialature." Kingman Leader.
The Eagle claims to be a "news"
Huralxwt, of Italy, bays he would like
to be a journalist if he were not a king,
but he said so before the two hundred
rind ten Alliance papers were started up
The favorite brands with eastern manu
facturers of men's foot wear aro Kilgore
and Simpson. Texas and Kansas got tho
benefit of the advertising, but the other
follows pays the bills.
Tho first unbiased expression made by
tho Emporia Republican in six months
with reference to lugalls reads thiiB:
"Voorhoos reelected ono weok and In
galls defeated tho next. This is the very
gall of bitterness."
Tho Topoka Journal accuses some of
tho Alliance members of visiting mani
cure establishments in Topeka. Wo
didn't know that Topeka had any such.
They aro evidently getting ready to
bcratch where it don't itch.
The Democratic papers of Kansas that
have been laying wake of nights for op
portunities to pat the Allianco on the
back won't bo able to sleep when they
want to for being so sore over tho
mauling thoy will get, and which they
deserve for their hypocrisy.
Says tho Fort Wortli Gazette: There
is no uso in mincing matters or monkey
ing with tho truth. There aro too many
unhung murderers in this state for its
good. Texas would havo -1,000,000 to
15,000,000 inhabitants instead of 2,300,000
had it not been for the tender regard for
murdorora as compared with horso
The crop reports from tho Argentine
Republic are on the whole favorable, but
rathor conflicting, while in South Aus
tralia a lower yield is expected. An in
croaso of 50 per cent is expected in "Vic
toria. Tho total crop of the two repub
lics would, therefore, exceed that of
last yoar if theso estimates provo to bo
Tho Eagle received yesterday from
Norton Brothers, Chicago, a tin can
made of the first tin plnte ever made in
America, together with enough matter
to print about it which at our regular
advertising rates would buy a car load of
tin cans of tho best foreign manufacture,
which tho can sent us does not equal by
nny moans, besides the tin nor tho iron
of tho can aro of American production.
Cloud county, according to tho Atchi
son Patriot, elected a county surveyor
who doesn't know a surveying instru
ment from a photograph camera. That's
all interesting in its way, but tho south
west, not to be outdone, olected a dis
trict judgo who can't tell tho difference
between a sheriff's posse comitatus
and a constablo's chassepot, or a bailiff's
That New York Allianco man in To
peka appears to be ou a "fool's errand,"
as fur as influencing tho members of tho
legislature is concerned. Uis insinuation
that tho Kansas Alliance was simply
playing tail to tho southern kite didn't
boom to modify tho spirit of opposition
to tho forco bill one whit, nor to cool the
ardor for free silver. It was rather
chcoky in him, it must bo allowed.
The lard thieves arc robbing the Amer
ican farmer of upwards of $19,000,000
every yoar, and yet the Alliauoo in the
legislature hesitates to endorse the Con
ger lard bill. Thero is being mado by
the "Big Four" 320,000,000 pounds annu
ally of stuff called lard which coats less
than 4 cents a pound and sells for 10
cants, leaving only G cents er pound
profit; yet the Alliance raembor of tho
legislature hesitates and says ho don't
know about it. Of course he don'c
Realizing that thero ld not ceased to
be a potentiality for infinite mischief in
io the Democratic party in the eager pur
suit of "premature politics," tho New
York Star (Cleveland super), remarks,
for the benefit of jarring factions of tho
party, Uutt "the Democratic candidate
for tho governorship of New York is not
to bo ohosen until after the expiration of
several months, and that the nomination
of tho next Democratic candidate for
prosidont is yet distant bv a vear and a
Globe-Democrat: "The triumphant
re-election of Senator Comeron supple
ments the defoat of Charles J. Folger in
the canvabs for governor m New York
eight years ago as a warning to presi
dent again6t actively interfering in state
politics. Tho choice of a senator, it
must be understood, is as much a matter
of purely state concern as the election of
a governor." And the hurtful effects of
outside interfeonce in these matters is
not ooofiaod to Uio national administra
tion. As a case in poiut, wo honestly
believe that all this outsido pressure just
now being brought to bear upon the
Kansas legislature, ostensibly in behalf
of Senator Ingalte, is doing that gentle
man more harm than any adverse influ
ence that is being employed.
WHY NOT AT WICHITA?
Unquestionably, through the harmon
ious actions of the great central west,
at the convention of Dallas, Denver an .
Topeka, was the favorable action of
congress secured for deep water at Gal
veston. But deep water at the nearest
and most convenient coast line does not
cover all of the transportation and the
other vast and varied interests of the
states in question, which interests if not
ignored by congress have at least been
given nothing more than a passing at
tention. The power of the great eastern
commercial centers, their claims and de
mands combined havo from their com
parative and immediate weight and
importence overshadowed those of a sec
tion from which much of their
ascendency has been continually drawn.
It has been millions for the affluent but
not ever so much as a thought for those
whose neglected interests made
the affluence possible. The young giant
of the central west stands no longer in
tho attitude of the humble supplicant, but
realizing its inherent forces, and profit
ing by its deep water victory, now pro
poses to try the virtue of such reasonable
demands as it ha3 the p wer to enforce.
This move, as foreshadowed by the Den
ver dispatch of day before yesterday, to
be successful must be a concerted one,
of concretness and of organization. The
proposed commercial congress is to dis
cuss, to formulate and demand. All the
territory from a line midway between
the Mississippi and Missouri rivers to the
Bumit of the Rocky mountains have a
community of interests in the material
questions to bo discussed and tho de
mands to bo formulated. In the nearest
possible deep water ports, in transporta
tion, in irrigation, etc., etc., the states and
territories included within these bound
aries are mutually interested.
As for the point at which tho conven
tion will bo held, th.s preliminary meet
ing called for Galveston on tho 5th of
February, it is now open for discussion.
It was in fact canvassed somewhat at
Denver when and whero Wichita was
suggested and urged by those having no
direct interest hero whatever, upon tho
grounds that in such selection there
would bo no envies or rivalries, which
there would be as between Missouri river
points or Northern Texas points. To the
interested territory as a whole, Wichita
seems more central than Denver or Kan
sas City or Umaha, possessing addition
ally all the necessary hotel capacity and
THE 2 PER-CENT PLAN.
It is figured out that tho proposition so
much in favor with some of tho Alliance,
particularly in the southwest, to loan
government money on farm products
aud real estate at 2 per cent, would bo
made to do service for the millionaires
in a way that will throw into the shade
all expectations of farmers. The zeal
shown for tho measuro by Senator Stan
ford, of California, whoso possessions,
largely real estate, aro estimated at 30,
000,000, is given solution in this way. A
writer in an eastern paper has some com
putations as to how much tho Astors,
Vauderbilts and their plethoric class
could add to their income by this agency.
They have large amounts of tho requi
site security for obtaining the govern
ment issues. On $100,000,000 of ther
rea" estate thov could borrow 50,000,
000, and with this buy more real estate.
On tills added $50,000,000 of realty they
could get .$25,000,000 more of tho
2 per cent money. This will en
ablo them to swell their securities 25,
000,000 more. This process goes on until
they have added 90,987,792 to their S100,
000,000 of real estate. They would pay
the government a triflo less than $2,000,
000, while it is assumed that at 5 per
cent income would be moderate for busi
ness property. If they were making $5,
000,000 a year before, they now would
have $S,000,000, or a gain of $3,000,000 a
year in rentals. The property is sup
posed to enhance in value about, $3,
000,00 a year, so that they could work
about $0,000,000 a year out of tho
scheme. As a theorizing mathematical
problem this all figures out very nicely;
but, while wo have no patience with
proposition for tho government to make
the low-rate-of-interest loans or at any
rate as for that we think the scheme
outlined above is too visionary to bo
seriously considered. Tho same process
of reasoning has been usd against other
lines of financial policy adopted by tho
government and successfully pursued for
years the bond basis for tho national
banks, for instance yet we all know that
no such results have taken place as that
predicted for the land-loan scheme.
A HUGE SCHEME.
Tho Sherman bill putting the govern
ment in for a guaranty of G per cent in
terest on $100,000,000 of tho Nicaragua
Caual company's bonds comes like a sur
price. When the company received a
congressional incorporation, two years
ago, it was expressly provided that the
government snouici not incur any money
liability by tho act, and the friends of
the enterprise were voluble in their con
fident assertions that it did not need any
help tho enterprise was so promising
and capitalists regarded it with such fa
vor that it was able to secure all the
money it required; yet, hero it is before
congress, asking that its bonds to the
amount of $100,000,000 be given a G-per-cent
guaranty. Such a guaranty would
make tho bonds worth at least 120 or
$120,000,000 for tho whole lot enough
to pay for tho work from beginning to
We quite agree with tho St. Joseph
Ballot, that "the proposition looks like a
scheme to construct a great ship canal
on credit, and on the credit of the United
States government at that. There may
be reasons of public policy for tho gov
ernment extending its favor, and even of
assistance to the Nicaragua canal, but
this should be made clear before the
Sherman bill is passed. It is iinw that
western senators and represen atives
were beginning to mako a resolute stand
against the never-ending themes for
subsidies, gratuities, grants and guaran
ties for the benefit of the insatiaole
A good many papers quote approving
ly the statement alleged to have been
made by Secretary Noble to the effect
that the Indians are able to earn their
own living and should be made to do it.
As an abstract statement that sounds
plausible, but if the Indians wero hon
estly paid what the government has
I Droniised to uay them thej do not need
to work, and in abstaining from it they
are simply following the bent of human
nature. If the government undertakes
to compel anybody to work, even those
who have mo other means of support, it
will havo its liands so full that it will
have no time to monkey with the In
dians and quell uprisings among them
that its agents provoke by systematically
Speculators have their plans laid, in the
event of the free coinage bill becoming a
law, to bring in 8oc silver from foreign
countries and trade it for our gold dollars.
Free coinage would be a bigger "snap" to
those who are in It, than the subtreasury
scheme would be to the yeomen. But free
coinage will hardly be a go. Newton Re
publican. The writer of tho foregoing thinks it
an ungetoverable argument against free
coinage of silver, no doubt; but it is the
merest flummery a stock chestnut with
out kernel. The silver bill passed by tho
senate contains no such provis on, and
tho Republican man knows it, if ho
knows anything about the bill, and if he
doesn't, he ought to quit talking his
demagogy until he learns something.
The receipts of the test offices of the
Western Union Telegraph company for
the first seven days of January are re
ported as 6howing an increase of $14,000
over the corresponding period of last
year. A satisfactory showing for the
stockholders, but not an auspiciona one
for the best interests of the company as
a common carrier, viewed from the
standpoint of the popular demand for
government control of that service. It
will afford Mr. Wannamaker another
hitch in his breeches, so to speak.
If Kansas City, Kan., wants to retain
the metropolitan police system in a
word, if she wants her police affairs
controlled from Topeka by all means
let it be done. But thero is no reason or
justice why other cities in the state that
are capable of managing their local
affairs should be outraged with tho
imposition in order to satisfy a whim of
thoeo who confess their inability to at
tend to their own business properly.
Boston's demonstration against free
silver coinage showed an imposing array
of influential financiers of the hard money
gold standard school. Tho only surprise
in that demonstration is that it was so
ENDORSEMENT OP KINDRED WORK.
To the Tctarv of the Qnarterlr Convention of
tho Farmers Alliance of boJswick couuty. State
Dear Sir I havo been authorized by
the State Assembly Alliance of the In
dustrial Union to tender, through you,
to the Farmers' Alliance of Sedgwick
county our sincere thanks for tho real
ovation your convention, on tho 21st
inst., gave our chief representative. Tho
spontaneity of your action is most highly
appreciated. Seldom can a cause pre
sent so much merit as to bring so large a
body of men as yours was, impromptu,
to its feet, in its commendation. It was
the electric stroke of a common human
ity, flashing from ominous clouds, on
lines of like endeavor, viz: The uplift
ing of tho oppressed, and the equal dis
tribution of tho public buidens. Wo can
but feel much strengthened and better
equipped for the arduous and responsible
duties that are before us, by your mag
nanimous acti n.
Be assured of our supreme sympathy
in your courageous efforts to attain
justice for all, and special favors for
none. I h ivo the honor to remain your
H. Wixslow Abbett,
State President of the Alliance Assembly
of the Industrial Union.
P. S. A requst was made b tho
State Assembly that this acknowledg
ment be given by mo to city dailies and
to Weekly Commoner for publication.
H. W. A.
WONDERS SEEN BY SIR JOSEPH
From the New York Herald.
A recent number of tho London Lan
cet contained a letter from Sir Joseph
Lister, in which occurs tho following
"There is another lino of inquiry from
which I cannot help hoping for good re
sults. Through Dr. Koch's great kind
ness I had the opportunity of penetrat
ing into the arena of the Hygienic
institute of Bprlin, where I saw most
beautiful researches carried on in that
institution, of which Dr. Koch is the in
spiring genius. I saw in the cases of
two of the most virulent infectious dis
eases to wi ich man is liable the course
of the otherwise deadly disease cut short
in the animals on which tho experiments
were performed, by the injection of a
smnll quantity of a material perfectly
constant in character, an inorganic sub
stance as easily obtained as any article
in the materia medica. Not only this,
but by means of the samo substance
these animals were rendered incapable
of taking the disease."
This undoubtedly refers to the report
that Koch had discovered a certain cure
for scarlet fever aud diptheria, those
dreapful scourges of childhood and
DISADVANTAGES OP WEALTH.
Can a millionaire be "hard np?" I
never supposed that such a thing was
possible uutil the other day when, says a
New York Sun writer; I met in lower
Broadway a gentlemeu whose wealth,
expressed in Arabic figures, runs into
seven numbers. This gentleman is a
resident of a near-by New England city,
and is prominent in railroad matters and
well known for his charitable works. He
carried a large valise, and when stop
ping to chat with him I casually asked
if he was about to take a jouruer. He
laughed and told me that he was only
going as far as the office of a big trust
company in the street and added that
the bag contained a lot of railroad and
other bonds. "Tho fact is," added he,
"I have to borrow some money. You
see," he continued, "some years
ago I built a waterworks system in a
new town up in Washington territory.
The plant was ample to supplv a place of
5000 or 10,000 inhabitants " and was a
good paying investment. Somehow,
people crowded into that region so fast
that before I knew whre I stood, the
place bad grown from 6000 or 7000 souls
to nearly 20,000. I have to enlarge the
works to meet this existing demand and
to provide for the 50,000 inhabitants
who will be there inside of two or three
years. It costs a heap of money to do
so, and to tell you the truth, keeps me
'liard up' for the time being." I left my
millionaire friend trudging in the direc
tion of the trust company with his
securiti and fell into a reflection on
the burdens and disadvantages of
The Gored Taurus Bellows.
Frem ta . city GaxeU.
Speaker Elder is reported to haTe re
marked a few daj3 ago: "Some of the
d d cattle in this'coml need dehominjr.
and I'll do the job for them soon."
Sounds like him.
ALL OVER KANSAS.
A meeting in the sugar interests will be
held in Halstead today.
From all reports Judge McKay, the Peo
ple's party's farmer-judge, is proving him
self worthy of the confidence reposed, and
iully equal to the task before him.
The Voice denies the report that there
are several cases of smallpox in Welling
ton. It says there is only one case of vario
loid and that is rigidly quarantined.
The Alliance house is trying to establish
a new county office to be known as county
printer. He is to be elected every twb
years. This is the slickest scheme yet.
Businss mnst be very good in Atchison.
The Globe say3 a couple of boys got to
fighting on Commercial street today, and
not more than three men stopped to watch
The Times says nearly one hundred men
have applied for positions on the police
force in Leavenworth. One man now on
the force as a patrolman, is worth about
The good that die are not all young. The
Peabody Graphic, the Augusta Journal
and the Burns Mirror hud reached years of
maturity and were all good; but they have
all ceased to exist.
Atchison is becoming a very swell town.
At a recent reception soup was served in
cups. It is said to be a good idea. It stag
gered the guests for a few moments, but
they soon rallied and came again.
One newB stand in El Dorado sells 5,500
daily papers every month. El Dorado is
not considered a fast town, by any means,
but it doesn't propose to be left in the race,
as far as keeping posted is concerned.
Next Monday is the day for the special
election to be held in Wellington on the
matter of voting bonds for prospecting for
coal and gas. The Voice says it is pretty
generally conceded that they will carry.
Judge C. G. Foster, of the United States
district court, is confined to his residence
in Topeka by sickness. He has a kidney
trouble. That alleged wild boar hunt in
Colorado was a fake, as was suspected.
The Haven Independent says farmers
are complaining a great deal about hog
cholery in that section of country. Some
have lost all their hogs, after feeding them
0 cent corn for sometime. They feel a
The Atchison Patriot says Cloud county
eiecteu a surveyor last fall who can t sur
vey a section of land to save his life. He
should have followed the example of
Judge .McKay and learned how before ho
went into the office.
A. Morris, living five miles southwest of ;
Burrton. near the corner of Harvey, Sedg
wick and Reno counties, sold one ot his
farms (820 acres) a few days ago to Charles
Skelton, from Posey county, Indiana, for
$7,000, or $23 an aero.
The Globe says Atchinson county has an
average of about $50,000 on deposit all the
time, for which it receives six per cent, or
$3,0u0 a year. The presont contract will
run until April. Wonder how many other
counties in the state are as fortunate?
The newspaper outfit of the Coldwater
Echo, Democratic, has been purchased by
Messrs. M. S. and II. A. Boyce, the name
changed to the Coldwater Voice and run
by them as an Alliance organ. Another
exemplification of the-liou-and-the-lamb
Major Penn, the great Baptist revivalist
and evamrelUt has left Hutchinson and
gone to Nashville, Tenu., to commence a
series of meetings there. The Hutchinson
meeting continues, under the direction of
the pastor of the church in which it was
The fellow, supposed to be working for
the coal dealers, who two months ago was
going about predicting a long and severe
winter is out of a job; but it is expected
that he will shortly drive a trade with the
ice people and begin an unusually long and
A big rattlesnake who got gay and start
ed out to force the season, was killed the
other day in Santa Fe, in Haskell county.
It ways probably prompted by the success
ful forays of the ravenous wolves (') upon
defenseless women and childreu (?) in that
neighborhood (?) a few days before.
The arrangements for a 100-barrel flour
mill in Dighton, Lane county, are nearly
complete and within sixty days work will
be commenced, and possibly booner. The
Journal says after work has commenced it
will take from thirty to sixty days to com
plete it, but even then it will be ready in
time to grind up all the old wheat now in
the county before the new crop comes in.
The original and only genuine (all others
are spurious imitations) Blind Tom is
making a tour of Kansas. So is an Uncle
Tom's aggregation with the liest Tops',
Marks, Little Eva and original blood
hounds. The piotracted absence from
Kansas of the last named entertainment
was becoming oppressive. But all is well
A noteworthy and difficult surgical oper
ation was performed at Freeport last
Saturday on a man named Campbell who
was so badly burned the 3d inst. Camp
bell's legs wero both almost a mass of cor
ruption and decaying flesh at the time tho
operation was performed, a week having
elapsed from the time the accident oc
curred. Harper Sentinel.
A dastardly piece of meanness is report
ed from the vicinity of the New Salem
church near the north line of Dickinson
county. The church was built four or five
years ago and being an expensive structure
the corner stone contained a. collection of
coins, newspapers of the county, state and
nation, a bible, eta, as is usual in such
cases. Last Sunday the congregation
found that some wretch had broken the
stone and taken the money and papers,
leaving the bible and discipline. The ques
tion of Malachi, "Will a man rob God?" is
full answered Abilene Reflector.
From the Kingmaa Leader.
About as partisan a thint; as wo havo
seen is the naming of a farmer as chair
man of the judiciary committee in tho
lower house of the "Kansiw legislature.
Tiiis is one place that in the past ha
never been given to a partisan. Judge
John JIartin, Tom Fenlon and George
W. Click, all Democrats, each in turn
held the place at the hnds of Republi
can houses, but in this year of reform
Judge Webo, Georgo L. Douglass and
"W. E. Brown, idl eminent lawyers, are
passed by and a farmer placed at the
head of the committee. But that is not
all Sam Wood, the worst old reprobate
who ever disturbe 1 the quiet of Kans is,
is mado clerk, it is openly understood,
to furnish the law to the farmer chair
man. Such is non-partisanship and re
form in Kausas.
A FARMER'S RIGHT.
Some farmer wrote to the Troy Chief
"Have not farmers a right to think in
E)litical matters as well as editors and
And this is the answer he got to his
"You are mighty right, they havp.
And when thev think that is, when
they do their own thinking, a large ma
jority of them aro level headed. Bat
when they allow somebody el?e to think
for themi as in the present epidemic,
and that someboey else is usually a small
bore shyster, and "allow him to put them
under oath, with signs, grips and penal
ties, to act accordingly to the way he
thinla, that 13 what a 'playing the mis
chief, and the 'gig back' will hurt the
farmers worse than anything else."
Ttozz X:toas Fra 1 FlretVd..
We elsewhere xve a speech of Senator
Ingalls m favor of taxing the rascak who
fleece the farmer by playing fast and
loose with prices of his prod nets. Aside
from the merit and argument of the
speech, it contaiBS some qaota,tion from
3Ir. Justice Storey, that we commend to
the cranks who oppose the Conger bill
because thev churn it is using the taxing
power injaciickxiaiy what mora judic
ious ue can be made of the power of the
governmeat tfesa t stamp out fraud and
IS THE SQEEZE OVER?
From tne Boston, CotaaercUU Bulletin.
Mr. Jay Gould was reported to have
announced some time since that on Jan
uary 15 monev would be a drug in New
York. Whe'ther it will be that he
hoarded the millions of money he is
supposed to have withdrawn from the
market, or whether the result is due to
the influx of money that has been com
ing to the metropolis from country
banks, as far as tho stock market is con
cerned, his prediction has been justified,
when .he state of business 13 compared
with that existing immediately before
and immediately after the national elec
tions. In the merchondise markers,
however, such is not yet the cate. We
have been purchasing a stupendous
amount of foreign merchandise, the im
ports of woolens alone being valued at
50,0000,00, the largest in a quarter cen
turv, and the desperate attempt to carry
an overstock of all sorts of merchandise
has necessitated a stringency that has
resort to barter instead of sale, and from f
which the return to ordinary conditions
of trade through the process of liquida
tion is naturally slow.
In the south, which was the last part
of the country to feel the pinch, the
-a -.. V -.."11 ...;i. "rtffin
stringency lor tasu eiui (Jiciaus. wuvwu
is pouring into the southern ports, the
receipts in every direction being heavier
than last year, but, on tho contrary, the
recipts at New York are nearly an eighth ,
less than last year. In other words, the I
mills aro not buying cotton yet. the cost )
of money being still too high. It is not j
so very long since that as high as 8 per
cent was paid here for gilt-edged corpo-,
ration paper indorsed by the commission
Virilism Tho rate for such naner has fal-,
len to 6 per cent, and even to 5$. but
leading southern mills, even with a
sound exhibit backed by an unquestioned
commission house, cannot borrow for 6
per cent yet.
The tide, however, seems to be slowly
ebbinir. and there is less and less demand
lv all these
goods, it seems, are owned abroad and I
cousigned to this country. 1110
mouey, therefore, it mighty be
fnirlv rnocil. would be mid bv
the foreign owners, it being cheaper
to borrow money abroad than here.
Should this money be thus transferred
from Hamburg and other foreign mar
kets to the United States treasury, it
would hardly be an injury to this coun
try, indeed, so far as it had any effect at
all. it would be a benefit to this country.
We have been plunged into a dumb
panic by the usual squandering and sink
ing of capital in unremunerative invest
ments; by unseasonable winters, necessi
tating the carrying of heavy stocks of
goods; by a change in the tariff, result
ing in enormous and suddenly increased
foreign importation. In this gorged
condition of commerce the liquefying
agent has not been sufficient, but as time
passes the mouey gradually returns to
circulation, the glut of goods disappears,
and unless the quacks at Washington
substitute fever for indigestion a return
of a more healthy state of trade may bo
pretty safely prophesied.
EMPEROR AND PEOPLE.
From the London Globe.
The democratic spirit is spreading
there can be no doubt of that. It tias
got into China, of all places. That em
pire has not hitherto been remarkable for
its accessibility to ideas, but in this won
derful century we aro accustomed to the
revolutionary and extraordinary. The
republicanism of tho west has evidently
penetrated into tho most eastern fast
nesses. There are "reformers" in India
what wonder that the infection should
have spread from the land of curry to the
land of chopsticks. The man in the
comic poem chewed hU pigtail till ho
died. Perhaps, metaphorically, the Chi
nese are goiug to do the same thing.
Their pigtail will go, and with it all that
mado Chinese life and character distinc
tive. The emperor of China is no longer
an absolute autocrat. lie condescends
not only to recognize tho complaints of
his people, but to explain his own con
duct. Some one has dared to charge
him with indifference to his people's suf
ferings, inasmuch as he la building for
himself "a lordly pleasure house," for
which there is no n ed. Xot so, says the
emperor, in the course of a decree which
ho has promulgated: "I am not build
ing a new palace, I am only repairing an
old one; and I am not doing bo for
myself I am doing so for madarne ma
mere, so that she mav have a place of
recreation and enjoyment as he ought
to have." Whereupon ho rates his critic
for criticising without knowledge, and
hands him over to the authorities for aj-
Eropriate puni hnient. The unfortunate
lemocrat is likely to have "beans," as
the saying is; but meanwhile he has
"drawn" his emperor and got notoriety
for himself. Clearly there is such a thing
as public opinion in China, and the mon
arch has to take account of it. It is a
sign of advancing civilization, with all
tlio blessing which, notoriously, civiliza
tion bring3 in its train. Happy China,
to have an emperor who is amendable
to criticism! Probably the critic him
self will be the only unhappy man in the
empire when he reads the emporor's
"Them Words la Latin."
From the Howard Courant
Poor old Elder! Knocked one by a
heretofore unheard of calamitv-ite from
Ottowa being elected state painter. Ste
gloria transit chumpinus.
Spend the Money at Home.
f rotn the Buffalo Coorl?r.
If congress should insist upon spend
ing $100,000,000 in ship-canal en tor
prises, let the money be spent at home
instead of on the foreign soil of Nicara
gua. Thinks It a Good Idea.
From the Ou9U C&JL
Judge Wall, of Wichita, advocates
the theory that judgments ought to be
taxed and a failure to pay the tax ou
the same should lapse the judgment.
We think it a good idea.
The Eaale'3 Report the Best
From tSo Barrtso Oraphl.
The Wichita EaOLE, in answer to oae
nf nttr Inef TTk nrtirlM. SATS that hl-
innA nt ftun2- us the "Sunflower f
Shimmer"1for the paper, Vic Murdock j
"shimmers 1 rom jopena. uwinue.
for he is sending out to the Eaule about
the best reporc of the legislature that we
What.s Oleic Done to Tcks7
From th L rae Jearssl
A town down m Sedgwick county has
been at work for a week trying to settle
the question, "What is a Christianr
and the folks find t impossible todecWc.
That seems pretty rough on Sedgwick
rotintv. but D-rhaDS since Dick Walker
moved to Topeka there are no Chrkttiaos j
A Dot for the Dorcasas.
Fra tit St. J& G.
When a woman arrives ia Boerxw
Ayers h is at once set upon by cors
of" eligible barhelor?, who are anxiooi to
marry her, and she needn't be parocu
larlr good-looking, other. The trouble
that there are about wxier men to
one woman in the Argentine Kemiblio.
Our DoTcaJ ocieties ahculd look into
for deferring the tune ot the payment
the S7.000.000 of duties on the goods
in lmnri in Nftw Yolk. Near
A Questionable Scheme.
From the Albany Anrus
The enterprise is a grand one, every
body wil' acknowledge that, but thero is
some hing suspicious about the remark
able change which has taken place in tho
assertions of the directors of the com-
Jany since they obtained thoir charter,
t would be well for our government to
?ause and examine closely into the
inancial standing of the company before
committing itself to a measure which
seems to involve it in uncalled-for and
Things that Shorten Life.
From the Indianapolis News.
The Indian policy.
The railroad car heater.
Puddles of tobacco spittle.
Women who will not keep to tho right
on muddy crossings.
Men who go in droves on tho sidewalk.
Tho man who wants to make a bar
room of the parquet.
The price and the wear and tear of
Too many analyses of drinking water
and not enough inquiry into tho beer
Tho unadulterated odor of onion and
The street-car hog whose No. 11 toes
have to be tramped on to make him sensi
ble that he is occupying more of tho
"pen" than ho pays for.
Apt Illustration of Satan's Power.
Thero Is a small hot spring in tho
southern part of Taney county, Missouri,
says a Detroit Fru Prewi writer, which
was regarded by the sitnplo natives of
ten or twel e years ago as being a direct
manifestion of the unholy oxistence of
satan himself. Tho circuit ridT of that
time often preached his most tolling
sermon whilo his audience sat near the
boiling phenomenon. His discriptious of
an eternity of fire and brimstone were
made effective by tho motioning of a
gauut linger toward thw hot spring.
Even now some of the natives think the
spring is the result of ntanic wrath and
the "boogie man" of the native child of
that locality exist at the bottom of the
DAUGHTERS OF EVE.
Mrs William Walter, of Kaston, Pa., is
over I'M years of age. She has just been
photographed for the first time.
The Duchess d'Uze has just lost S0,00CI
by the flight of a French banker. It is sold
that she has nho sunk ?t)50,000 in The
Gaulois, a Parisian royalist newspaper.
Mrs. Chandler, tho widow of Zachariah
Chandler, is erecting a beautiful houso In
Washington. Iui wnlki are of pinkish yel
low brick with trimmings of grayish yellow
The widow of Gen. Rorncyn B. Ayre,
who used to assist -Mrs. Hayes at tint White
house, receptions, has slgnillod her Inten
tion of entering iv religious onlmr of the
Roman Catholic church.
Mrs. James G. Blaine, Jr., Li described as
having the h;iniomt. hands and feet ot
any woman in New York Tiy are per
fect and have escaped emaciation from the
long illness that their owner baa nuffeml.
Mrs. Garfield U wid to be overwhelm!
by her correspondence. Letter coow to
her from evory part of the country ami on
every conceivable topic Every communi
cation she receive is given careful atten
tion. One of Chicago's pretty hairesv Is Mum
Helen Drake, daughter of John B. Drake.
She is a very stylish blonde, with a dimpled
face and a brilliant com plexiea. She i hi
great favorite in society and an tatereetvd
church worker as well.
Mrs. Chaunccy M Depw to one of tb
most elegantly attired woowa in New
York. She dresses anltlewly aod k, mow
over, magnificent In styl. Sbe in literary
and has been known to Ket hr name "in
print" on her own account.
Mrs. Perlng, wbo ha ryjn elected to the
office ef rond overwor in Kanvw. 1a a wide
awake woman, with mapping black ey
and determined ml. "WTmw sfce has c
caioa to m; 'No' her Totce can be heard a
mile away," aays a eomsfoml'-.ut.
Annie Bnnt, tfa Katrlfah oelalUt and
theoopkfot, i a charming woman o me
dium siz, well proporUOKMi. and bam a
3b head corered w-.ih luxuriant hair tnat
2e Jut taming gmy Her eyes ar large
and soft, and her fare bright aad pleading.
Mrt. Salter, the mayor of Argosla, Kan .
for her Kooad torm. U a nonrxM lookiaz
and usiid Uuife vwbu. Be4t attundiag j
to her peblie and social dutW e has done j
all b?r fcotuoaotd work. Incladtag wa&
lag. Ironing and eeekicg tar a family of I
Prise Chun, the father, brasher xad nn '
ot various enspwe-rs Ckwa, died re
cently. Rumor hxa it thai King K-Ukaaa got
away with the enure wirpfcis of the ILa
wila treaory before he left Hocoioia re
cently and lost It aU at pokw.
Kx-EcipTww ZagisaAe deobnee to help any
more o' apoieoo ills relatives. She
think see bax beea too rood to them, id
the is not able to baly thus, ranch cow.
King Albert of Faxoay U 68 yir old.
and ha b!Z as the throne tor Mrrestaee
years. He i a ban U man of tte acd U at
botae in the foreata of the Bohesoiaa fron
tier. Tb Prince of Wale 1 a dfcrct deftcead
ast of Khig Alfred, bria the tWrtj-tblrd
grect-graaslaoc, tba the Kojllai thro
ba? rwaaiaed la the Mae txtsSj foe over
The rao rateable solid gki dhsorr
erTke.ia. th wcrld Lelosja to CLieta Vic-
A COLD IS INFLAMMATION.
IKA COLD IN X11E 2tAB, apply
I'oxid Extract (dilate! eae-fealf)
by a. nasal douche, r -mux U, or
vnporlzo it over a. lamp xsd tnkala
the fumes tkroHgh (ho aesc.
IP UOAISSE, garIe wltli Pond'
Extract several time dally.
IF THE XXXKO.VT IS SORE
and NECK STIFF, rub Slo neck,
thoroughly iritli Pond's Zfcctrsct,
and, on retlrlHg, wrap tho neck
la a Avoolca bandage saturated
-with Pond' Extract, nml pro
tected by- an onter wrapping.
IF THE LUNGS AIXE SOKE,
take a teaspoonful of Pm.t' Kx
tract four or flvo times daily.
IF THE LirriZJS ACHE and nro
ore, rub them Tlrorouly ivlth
FOR CHILBLAINS, bathe iritli
Pond's Extract and band ago vrtth
cloth saturated with Pond's Ex
tract. ItchlHC quickly stopped.
BUT do not pnrrhnoc notac cheap
utMtltuto and expect It to do what
Fond'a Extract will. IJo suro you
havo scnuino urtlcle. 77adc only
by Pond's Extract Co., rvcw York
tons, aaa occupies two rooms at nucmui;
ham p-tlnce, over which two men watch
The czar has decided to forbid any of bis
subjects from entering the principality of
Monaco on account of the large number of
wealthy Russians who have been ruined nt
the gambling tables.
The omperor of Austria lives very sim
ply in his palace iu Vienna. ITe la very
abstemious, and he is mast happy when
eeated at the work table in bis private
study with a fragrant cigar iu his mouth
The greatest marvel of all tho rich poa
iiesslons of tho maharajah of Bnroda is a
carpet about ten feot by tdx, mado entirely
of strings of pearl, with centre and corner
pieces of diamond. The carpet took three,
years to weuvo and cost JCS00,(Xu.
The sultan of Turkey ifi not In all re
spect the case loving monarch he Is re
ported to be. He poascs a good part of tho
day with his secretary, dlsonssing matter
pertaining to tho empire, and it is his boo.se
that he has never signod a state paper
without reading iu
When a man's head tells him a thing It
true, und his heart tolls him It Isn't, which
is ho to believe?
it Is a good rule to never do a thing tha
It would give you pleasure to acaiiM: yoar
enemy ot doing.
You can measure your strength by tho
greatness of tho temptations which J0.1
are able to restet.
Xo man's enemies would dare fight him
if they could hear thu ilereu things ho sajs
behind their bnaka.
So many people lmaKlmi that If thuy try
to do a thing thoy are an titled to tho credit
of accomphauing it.
All the Keneroua deeda men have ever
dono without hope of reward could be euu
murated ia one volume
The prformaB of some dutlen leaves a
man fpellutr an menu at though be bad been
held up by thieve aud robbed.
There In one thing a womau can do than
a man can't; she oan smile her aweetnt
and talk her brightest with a pin sticking
There are two kinds of good women. ooj
kind brinies in a tract whim you urn nick
and the other kind brings In a bowl of hot
Tho man who b a friend to every body 11
a good deal like tho remedy that h said t-i
cure every pain. It f highly valued and
respected until you have a pain and try It
Oae half the rx.-onie Uira tile Before tho
age of IA.
Tn Cfcrarae do not permit their women
to h. photographed.
Two dram of pplder web ly weighs
would, if h t retch ird Into a Mtrntgut line,
reach a distance of over 400 miles.
A velocity of about tx or seven mllci
a second would nMe to carry a body
away from the gravitation of the mrth
Indian ink is made la setae anknowu
way from burnt camphor; the oecrrt Is I
known only to the Cbincna, and tbr refusa
to roroal it.
The tbrwvi of the flk worm Wi so ifmail
that an average of forty-two of thorn tu
twisted together to form a thread ot com
men 84 wing Mlk: that of the Nfdder Is
many dtatnoturo ctmailer.
Did "ot Troubl Him.
When Sam Jonee was prearklng In a
wt trn town ronw time npi he wm an
noyed by a young man who wan whwpr
rag to hht gtrL Finally the preaoher otii I
Rtnad the Interrnptlon no longer, no h?
look! r-trateht at the young raaa and tW;
"I will pujjmj until the yuun man In tho
back ef the room getx la rottgh tFkln,c '
The tllenco wm intrne, and every eye
was on the young man, wbo waa atn
wbiprtog to hk girL Jim had bva to
bosy Uutt be had cot caught th preach
ers ertware. Air. Jonca repeul the re
mark, and tills tho the young man heard
him. Not an Ixtaat did hm bexitate, bos
be imnvsdJately trWl to Kjoaxe hirnte f
While every ono was watobtsg him he
loofcrd aqaamly at the preacher and a&id
"Go right ahad, Mr J on, you are not
bothering ntrj' Y&akj Blade.
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