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THE GLOBE REPUBUCAli
X. B. KLAINE, PabUsfcer.
KJX8AJ ITEMS OF INTEREST.
A brand new organ will help swell
the joyful chorus in the Congregation
al church at Fredouia.
In Lawrence the Commercial club
has taken up the good roads problem.
The idea ough to spread.
It took a short time one afternoon
for a couple of Downs men" to collect
$30 for the Cuban relief fund.
Cimarron has a woman for Mayor, a
woman for postmistress, and a woman
for superintendent of public instruc
tion. One Lincoln county man who owns a
quarter section of land has sold since
the first of January 988 worth of live
If a Kansan feels his sympathy for
the Cubans weakening, let him take
up a good history and read about Val
The Independence ice factory started
p last week working day and night.
Five men are employed and the capac
ity is eleven tons a day.
At Gaylord the Christian Endeavor
society got stuck about 23 worth on
Tank Kee's Chinese lectures. Old Tank
is overworking that graft of his.
Near Keodesha a prospector had bad
luck. He drilled 1100 feet looking for
gas or oil, and struck nothing but wa
ter. The hole has been plugged up.
The salary of the city marshal at
Seneca has been reduced to 15 per
month, but there has been no reduc
tion in the number of applicants for
Every day gives more assurance that
the header barge will be the popular
ship of state in Kansas again this year.
They may not be very pretty but they
will do to tie to.
Baker university was forty years old
March 10. Age is becoming evident on
its gray walls, but the first young
woman graduate is living near Law
rence and still gires her age at twenty
three. Humboldt is getting to the front. A
big brick factory has just been put in
which will soon be turning out brick,
both ordinary and vitrified, tile and
sewer pipe. Natural gas it used. The
town has a furniture factory in opera
ation. Atchison lodges complain because
the Salvation Army and the American
Volunteers disturb their sessions with
the beating of their torn toms and hal
lelujah shouts. Their racket does not
jibe with the mournful, solemn cadence
of the voice of the Grand Hooker-in as
he leads the victim around the ring.
The farmers in western Kansas should
put out a grove of some kind. Besides
affording shade and shelter for stock,
it adds much enhancement and beauty
to a farm. Maple groves are the pret
tiest, but the cottonwood have the
most rapid growth. Any kind of trees
will answer for a grove, but it is al
ways advisable to put out the ones
that make the best shade and the most
An Atchison preacher who is some
what new to the ways of the west
jarred his congregation from stem to
gudgeon recently by expressing the
belief that the church ought to buy
two or three hundred silver cups for
communion purposes. The idea of a
common cup for this purpose is distaste
ful to him, but a great many of the
congregation arc disposed to regard
this as a finicky idea.
Nine of the most staid and respect
able families in Burrton, have thrown
away their stove lids and packed their
dishes in the useless stoves. "Whether
they have imbibed somewhat of the
restless "something new' spirit of their
inateral commonwealth or not, they
have shocked the ordinary ideas of
economic propriety, and have formed a
co-operative living association, where
in the food question is settled upon a
Most farmers understand that the
use of broad wagon tires gives an ad
vantage in the matter of lighter draft,
aftd, as they are usually mounted on
low frames, an advantage is gained in
loading and unloading. The broad
tires pull much lighter on paved
streets, gravel roads and dirt roads in
all conditions except when soft and
muddy; in such cases the narrow tires
are to be preferred. For use on the
farm in meadow lands, corn lands, and
in fact, on all kinds of lands in all
kinds of shapes, the broad tire show a
lighter draft and it is to be preferred
to the narrow tire taking the year
The Howard Courant says that there
are but two girls in that town who can
make their own clothes and naturally
enough they are spoken for.
A sample of dress goods or of wall
paper pasted in an fed in a newspaper
is a very catchy scheme and a number
of papers have taken it up. It is all
right as long us the department does
not catch on, but the third assistant
postmaster says that "sampl& of wall
paper or other merchandise pasted to
paeead class publications snbjccts them
Much corn will be in the ground by
Hoboes who strike Pleasanton now
will run tip against a rock pile.
Box cars are the favorite hang-out
for the poker players and crap shooters
Many say that most of the early
peaches in Kansas were frozen during
the late blizzard.
At a big cattle sale in Texas recently
Landergin Bros., of Greenwood county,
bought 3,500 steers, paying for them
Up to the 23d seventy-one real estate
mortgages were released in Jewell conn
ty this month an average of slightly
over three a day.
Neither wars nor rumers of wars, nor
troubles of whatsoever nature will
ever cause the question of ''wet or dry'
to take a back seat in Downs.
A Spring Grove man came very near
crossing the dark river by eating poke
root, thinking it was a parsnip. The
doctor got there just in time.
Doniphan is a great fruit county.
One man delivered three car loads of
trees there last week, containing 22,000,
and has two more car loads coming.
The only University man who can
look with equanimity on the destruc
tion of the heating plant is Prof.
Dyche, who, if worst comes to worst,
can put on that fur suit, build himself
an igloo of manufactured ice and chew
blubber to keep the fire of life burn
ing. The watch that was kept over the
report of the board of inquiry was not
more vigilant than that now maintain
ed by the housewives of Kansas over
their jam and preserve department
since the freeze of the past week. Of
course they can buy supplies of this na
ture when their own run out, but any
one knows that ''boughten"' goods are
nowhere near the same class as that
which is put up in the home kitchen.
Two patrons of the Lebanon cream
ery supicioned that the tester was not
a fair one and loaded two cans for the
purpose of finding out. After filling
two cans about half full of milk, one
was filled up with water and the other
with cream. "When taken to the cream
ery the report of their can showed the
highest test. The Attorney General
was asked for information as to how
to proceed to get justice. He replied
that they had better water all of the
The creamcrj- at St. Albans, Vt., is
said to be the largest in the world.
The milk of 12,000 cows is converted
into butter, and about 10,000 pounds
of butter are made every da y. But the
creamery at Hutchinson, Kansas, is
fully as large, for it gathers cream
from its skimming stations some of
which are 230 miles away, and so per
fect are all its appointments that it
turns out five tons of butter a day, and
not one pound could be told from any
other pound in color, quality and fla
vor. The sun of prosperity smiles upon
Montgomery county. Following close
upon the heels of one of the largest
crops ever produced comes the excel
lent prospect of a still better crop this
year. "Wheat never promised better at
his season of the year. The fine rains
and the snow during the winter and
the warm weather of the past few
weeks have made a wonderful improve
ment in the wheat crop all over the
county. The oats crop is now in the
ground and the farmers are busy plow
ing for corn.
Mennonites, Russians and Germans
of Harvey eonnty are daily taking out
"non-resident" papers from office of the
county clerk. They do this to prevent
their going to war in case of strife be
tween Spain and this country. It is a
part of the Mennonite belief that no
one shall participate in strife of any
kind, or resist an attempt to use vio
lence in any manner. Especially with
horror do they look upon warfare.
Many of them firmly believe, too, that
the constitution of the United States
and the laws of Kans&s preclude any
liability on their part of ever having
to go to war.
A western Kansas paper says thai
quite a number of farmers in that vi
cinity arc contemplating a visit to
Pennsylvania and other eastern points
next fall. The visits of the Kansas
farmer man this time to the old home
places will be under different condi
tions'frora what they have been in
years past. The time was when they
made the trip in a prairie schooner for
the purpose of getting a chance to oat
regular meals during the winter. This
year they will make the journey in the
varnished cars, and swell up like the
"bloated plutes" you read about as
they tell the truck patch grubbers of
the worn out fields of the cast of the
yield of Kansas soil.
In Humboldt a petition has been cir
culated calling for a special election
to vote 10,000 for the construction of
a school house to take the place of the
one recently burned. They have 500
insurance money as a starter.
Abilene is a most appropriate place
for holding the convention of Kansas
cattle men, if old associations count
for anything. The old timers will re
member what a hot old cattle town it
was in the days of "Wild.BilL and other
well known characters of the early
Neodesha claims to be the "oil and
gas center"' of the state.
City elections are on deck now and
the wets and drys are lining up.
Prairie fires are getting in their work
in western Kansas. Plow fire guards.
A creamery has been established at
Furley, with Representative I. X. Mer
rill as president.
A Jewell county farmer who last
spring paid $12 for a calf sold it the
past week for 536.37.
The report that the cavalry from
Fort Biley had been ordered South is
untrue. Three batteries of artillery
are all that have been transfercd.
The right kind of a Kansas patriot is
one who plants a few trees every spring
The time will never come when the
State will have too many trees and
A western Kansas editor who has
been appointed postmaster predicts
better times this year. So far as he is
concerned the prediction is doubtless a
A car load of supplies were donated
by the people of Hutchinson for the
Cuban sufferers last week. Over SI 30
in cash was also secured and sent to
help the sufferers.
Many thousand yards of hillc have
been manufactured at the private cod
cern at Silkvale in Ottawa county. 11
was not profitable, and the farm has
been converted into a stock ranch.
The regents of the Kansas State Ag
ricultural college have made their
latest and most astonishing move and
have established a book and stationery
store in the basement of the main
building to be opened July 1st.
The St. Paul creamery, which waa
established last summer, has met with
so much encouragement that it has be
gun the erection of skimming stations
nearby. One is now being completed
near Greenbush, and another is to be
built in South Mound.
James Xellin, a farmer living ten
miles east of Newton suffered a loss by
fire amounting to nearly ?3,000. Seven
head of horses, a large barn, threshing
machine, several hundred bushels of
wheat, corn and oats, wagons, farm
implements, sheds, etc. were com
The people of Leavenworth are mak
ing an effort to secure the location of
the department headquarters of the
reorganized Army of the Missouri.
Leavenworth was the first headquar
ters of this division and is in the center
of the district. Omaha is off to the
north and is not a convenient center.
The old lightning rod swindle was
worked on a Dickinson countj- farmer
last week. An agent agreed to rod the
farmer's house as an advertisement and
he was asked to sign an agreement to
let the agents to do the work. The per
mit turned up later as a note for $140
in the hands of an innocent purchaser.
Ella, the six-year-old daughter of
Ames Lingard. a well known stock
man, living in the south part of Frank
lin countj, got an eye punched out
last week while playing at school.
She was watching the boys shoot point
ed sticks when one of them struck her
in the ej'e, penetrating the coverings,
allowing the humors to escape. The
child Avas taken to Kansas City for
Prices of corn in Kansas are 30 to 5C
per cent higher on the farm than they
were a year ago. and oats are fully 30
per cent higher now than then. The
consumption of both is very large, and
there is an extraordinary export de
mand for them, so that very moderate
reserves of old grain will be carried
over into the new crop year. More
over, the prices of cattle and hogs arc
satisfactory and seem likely to be
maintained for sometime to come, en
abling feeders to pay fairly good prices
for corn. The outlook for the farmer
for the coming year is bright, and he
can go on planting large areas with
confidence that he will not be forced tc
seU big crops at a loss this year.
Beno countj- has a ten-year-old crim
inal in jail. He gives the name of Ed
die Cartlier and says that until re
cently he has been living with J. M.
Jones of Baileyville. Kan. He is a
delicate looking boy and appears to be
very much frightened over the scrape
he is in. According to his story he has
been quite a traveler, the trainmen
taking a fancy to him and allowing
him to ride. He came west on the
Bock Island and got as far as Partridge.
"While the agent was out of the room
he slipped into the ticket ofiiea and
got the contents of the money drawer,
Sll.50. ne says lie has an uncle in
Ford county by the name of George
Johnson and that he wants to go tc
him. The county attorney wrote tc
Baileyville and to the address given-in
Ford county. Meanwhile the youthful
wrongdoer is in the county jail.
Two little boys were playing neai
ihe Missouri Pacific tracks at Paok.
last week and one wa run over by a
freight train. Before his death he
said that the other pushed him under
the train because of a quarrel they had.
The farmers are said to be taking
even more interest in the creamery en
terprises over the state thisspring
than they did a year ago. Tfceeviam-
ery establishments throughflirinsaa
nave pryyen, a, menu ww
and -many .new oaeswiUOm
OUR WOMEN IN WAR.
VOiCES OF WIVES AND DAUGH
TERS ARE NOW HEARD.
(Taut to Join the Service as Nantt or
as Aids of Any Kind Ifoble Deeds of
Women on Both Sides Dallas' the
The president and secretary of war
sre receiving letters from patriotic
woeaen all over the country anxiotfs to
be mustered into service.
A letter received at the White House,
nd addressed "President McKinley,
Washington, D. C," reads: "I writs
asking if I would he of any use to you
in this Cuba trouble. I am only a
woman, but I can nurse the sick and
wounded. I only wish I were a man.
I would go and volunteer to take one of
our unfortunate ones' place who went
down with the Maine. If you need
women to nurse, or if in any way I can
be of service to you for my country's
sake, please let me know. I am strong,
weigh 150 pounds, height five feet five
and one-half inches, age 27 years, and
a good nurse. Hoping to be of service
to my God and my country, I am at
Another says: "I was one of the
first volunteer nurses during the war
of the rebellion; experience on trans
ports and in hospitals. If there is an
other war I am ready."
A Canadian woman, who says her
brother fought for our flag in the late
war, offers her services, and adds ia
her letter to the president: "Failing
the position of nurse. I shall be glad t
give my services in any other capacity
where I may be of use."
From away down in Colorado anoth
er woman, who addresses her letter
"War Department," offers her services
in these words: "Should there be a
war between the United States and
Spain, would there be any show for us
to get transportation. We are nurses,
and strong, healthy women. There are
two of us, aged 35 years."
These are but several examples of
the correspondence being received
from American women.
In the event of an outbreak with
Spain positions in the army will be
open to many women, the number of
course depending upon the extent of
the struggle. During the late war
hundreds of women served in many
capacities with relation to the army,
most of them as nurses, some as spies
and others as purveyors, laundresses,
Should a great war break out the
hospital corps of the army would have
to employ a great number of women
nurses. Secretary Alger would prob
ably appoint an experienced woman as
superintendent of nurses. In 1861, at
the beginning of the civil war, Secre
tary of War Cameron appointed Miss
Dorothea Dix for "this duty. She of
fered her services without compensa
tion, and nurses selected by her were
found upon every battlefield from Bull
Run to Appomattox. They were in
every Union hospital.
While the typical army nurse is al
ways described by the idealist as a
youthful, tender "angel of mercy," with
a beautiful face, it is interesting to
know that generals in command of ar-
(One of Spain's Military Leaders in
mies prefer middle-aged and homely
women for such service. A circular
distributed by the superintendent of
nurses in 1SG1 read:
"No women under 30 need apply. All
nurses are required to be very plain
looking women. Their dresses must
be either brown or black, with no bows,
no curls or jewelry, and no hoop
The pay given to nurses in the late
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war was $12 a month, but It Is said
that hundreds of women of social rank
and position, without waiting to be
formally mustered in, served without
pay or hope of reward. She who is
now volunteering to aid in a conflict
with Spain is not the "new woman,"
but the same patriotic creature who
offered herself to her flag in 1861.
General Sherman called "Mother
Bickerdyke," the celebrated nurse of
the civil war, one of his "best gen
erals." The woman who would be the moJt
conspicuous of her sex in a great war
between the United States and Spain is
Miss Clara Barton, president of the
American Red Cross, who is now car
ing for the starving Cubans.
Should a war break out with Spain,
woman's most valuable military serv
ice will be done at home. As soon as
the first gun of the civil war was fired,
woman's work for both the Union and
Confederate causes began in earnest.
Within a month after President Lin
coln called for the first army of 75,000
volunteers, an association of New York
women had chosen from hundreds of
candidates 100 competent nurses to be
trained by the physicians and surgeons
of the city. At the same time women
throughout the country organized sol
diers' aid societies, sewing circles, fairs
and entertainments of various sorts for
the purpose of furnishing the brave
boys both necessities and delicacies.
Trains running into Washington were
weighed down with a tremendous ac
cumulation of freight for this purpose.
Its distribution was finally turned over
to the sanitary commission, which co
operated during the war with women's
clubs and societies throughout the en
tire North. After each battle agent3
distributed the supplies as received.
Statistics show that during the late
THE HARBOR OF HAVANA,
war the women's organizations raised
altogether $50,000,000 among their so
cieties in the Northern states, the
amount recently appropriated by con
gress to put the nation upon an effect
ive defensive footing. The little girls
of the North, by their miniature fairs
and, handiwork, contributed $100,000.
Women might serve this government
as spies in a great war. That a woman
THE STEAMER OLIVETTE.
(In the Service or Uncle Sam Between
Havana and Key West.)
cannot keep a secret herself or let any
one else keep one is not borne out by
certain secret archives kept in a large
fire-proof safe in the war department.
One of the most active and reliable
Union spie3in the late war was a wo
man, who worked successfully for a
long period. Eventually, however, she
was caught by the enemy and hanged
to a tree. Martial law, which states
that "the spy is punishable by death
by hanging by the neck," has no re
spect for sex.
Had the Sontli Won.
We can measure the value of this
commemoration day if we reconsider
what would have been had the Con
federacy succeeded. Macaulay, in one
of those brilliant, haphazard specula
tions with which he was wont to sup
plement what Providence had failed to
do in the making of the universe, saw
in the future of the United States a half
dozen federations. England could
hold her empire by the power of the
sword, but where was the sword in a
democracy? Let us "suppose, as Mac
aulay seemed to anticipate, that the
United States should have accepted the
Southern Confederacy. If independ
ence had been conceded to the South
after Chancellorsville then the darkest
hour for the North what then? The
lines of separation would have been
drawn through West Virginia, with
the Rocky Mountains as a western bar
rier. The French would have held the
Rio Grande. Canada would have been
a neighbor in arms. i
h liaise" Unlmcky Career.
The last was the fourth accident 1
happened to the Maine. In Aummt.
1896, she tripped her anchor In swm
ing around while at Key West, and
drifted on a reef and bent ten plates
along the port keel.
In February, 1897, a one-pound cart
ridge exploded during target practice,
and seriously injured three men.
In July, 1897, she was rammed into
an East River pier by her captain In
an effort to avoid striking a heavily
loaded excursion boat. She sustained
only the loss of some bow paint this
It is a Navy yard tradition that the
(Commander of the Squadron at
Hampton Roads. Va.)
Maine was hoodoed from her launch
ing day. Rear-Admiral Braine, wht
superintended her building and whose
pride she was, had obtained a bottle
of real American wine for her christ
ening. He was then superintendent ot
the Brooklyn navy yard, and he ani
Mrs. Braine sent to Kelly's Island, la
Lake Erie, near the scene of Com-
SHOWING MORRO CASTLE.
mander Perry's famous whipping of the
British, and secured a quart of cham
pagne, made right there from AmerW
Miss Alice Wilmerding, a grand
daughter of Secretary of the Navy Tra
cy, christened the big armored cruiser,
and brought with her a bottle of cham
pagne from the hills of France. She
used this, and it was a severe disap
pointment to Admiral Braine. He hat
his bottle of American wine still in
prominent place in his library, and will
wish now, more than ever, that it had
been the one to have been smashed
over the Maine's bow.
Besides her accidents the Maine has
twice come in for severe criticism ai
to top weight and seaworthiness. Id
September, 1896, it was found that she
could not carry on her decks the two
torpedo boats designed therefor, and
the boats, which cost $80,000. were sent
up to Newport for practice work at the
In February of last yar Admiral
Bunce had to make to Assistant Secre
tary McAdoo, after his experience with
his squadron off Cape Hatteras in the
gale of February 5 and 6, the follow
"The Maine's behavior at sea In
heavy weather is bad. Her pitching
and rolling is excessive, and is attribut
ed to faulty design in placing too much
heavy weight at her extremities, which
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tance of Nineteen Miles.)
was Increased by attempting to correct
another error when she was commis
sioned. Her battery cannot be used a3
designed without destruction of boats
and other fittings, and in some in
stances loss of life, if the crews remain
at their guns. For this reason there
has been no attempt to make such use
of the guns as is contemplated in the
design of the ship and arrangement of
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