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The New Colors.
Dark smoke gray is a very favorite
shade In new cloths; so are brown
navy blue and purple. Nearly all the
blouses for morning wear are made
of cloth or fine flannel, the favorite
trimmings being braid and button
Linen, collars are giving place to the
very high inner ones of tucked mus
line with outer ones of velvet or silk,
Sleeves strike a note of novelty
they are very slightly fulled in on the
shoulder, giving, a square effect, and
trom the elbow to the wrist they are
as tight as is consistent with com
tort. Very often they have a little
turned back run of velvet, and occa
sionally a linen cuff is seen. The
ehlrts are beautifully fitted, tight at
the back and sides, with a becoming
fullness across the figure in front
very . little pouched and mostly fin
lshed with a suede belt held in place
Collars are extremely high, and
sleeves extremely tight; that is the
difference between the blouse of the
present and the blouse of the past,
There Is no compromise in the mat
Many smart blouses worn in Paris
are arranged in rather big box plaits.
These are made of linen, and are
nice to wear under very thick cloth
coats. Then quite charming are the
blouses in plaid materials, relieved
with a touch of velvet In some dark
color, and a little Inner chemisette of
muslin or a white linen collar.
White Trimming for Spring Costumes,
Much more often becoming is the
costume with the skirt and fancy
Jacket to be worn over a waist of the
same color, or the blouse of lingerie
for that these separate waists of lin
gerie and lace are as popular as ever
there Is no gainsaying and the short
Jacket with the slashed sleeves, most
elaborately trimmed and very charm
lngly executed, looks especially well
over an elaborate blouse of this sort,
There is a great deal of white notice
able in the trimming of all costumes
for the spring, and this model gives
an opportunity for a lot of white In
the waist; much the most satlsfac
f- tory place to have It, by the way, for
mere is men not me same danger 01
iU being quickly soiled,' and In
"Kway that cannot easily be made clean,
""oereas the blouse can be laundered
Weaned withoutany difficulty. The
Nkfu'lo applies to the more severe
vt long coat and skirt, which is
In gowns Intended both for
td afternoon. In truth, the
V3 ln coats is almost too
J on some of the pongee
. ...V. 1 1 L 1 V.
I -,u v ii o, mine tuc iiuee-
gth In silk or veiling
:s In detail as to seem al
pal spring hat has a flex
khlch Is turned up sharply
perhaps In a broad and
ff, quite as likely In a series
ar and frantic pinchings,
ubled-up hat is tilted down
contributing to the general effect
uu typical crown is oi at learn me-
i iit.i:iii. i Mi, u i ii v iii iiii k inruum
altitude, and as fashion licenses the
uoafiufi u gaiucu nup ui llllBlclia
iieous .flowers upon and around this
forward-tipping tower, tbere is little
help to be bad from this feature in
, the maintenance of sanity.
A Dainty Gown.
Frocks for the small girl may have
eome simple ornamentation, but the
plainer they sre k t the more com
fortable will the .mall Ktarcr be. The
skirt of the pallcrn shown hangn In
oft, full fold from the joke, which
caa be plain or tucked, or striped with
Valenciennes and needlemork. A
tertha edged wllh lace trims the
waist, half concealing the thcrt puff
leeves. A dimity In rosebud pattern
4s suggested for summer wear, while
cashmere chad! or pni.jee whi be ap
propriate for tie spring months.
What Is Worn.
First and foremost copper red. or
age tinted broaa, shaded mandarin.
Burnt orange Is the color which we
all desire our hair to assume. La
Valiere chains are becoming alike to
slender and short necks. Valenciennes
lace, certainly on blouses, takes the
lead, and It is being introduced into
lounging gowns and tea gowns, as
well as full dress high bodices. Vel
vet takes first place in luxurious
gowns, and is second to no other ma
terial for the three-quarter coat, says
the Queen. The broader the bodice
the more fashionable. Green seems
best allied to the softest make of
face cloths, and peach colored chiffon
nothing can rival.
Dressy Separate Waist.
A dressy separate waist for spring
and summer wear appears in the ac
companying Illustration. Loulslne,
chiffon, batiste or fine lawn combined
with any one of the fashionable inser
tions in white or an ecru tone will
develop a dainty bodice. These waists
all close in the back with small but
tons and thread eyes, and, while
pretty fullness exists, the tendency
toward a blouse has been greatly
modified. The sleeves are extremely
full above the elbow and terminate
In a long, tight cuff. By using the el
bow sleeve, together with a round
neck, an elaborate waist for more
formal occasions is secured.
. ' The New Millinery.
The new millinery la always a most
attractive part of the toilette for the
coming season. We have become ac
customed to ','alry, fairy" hats all
through the winter, often showing
the saving touch of fur, it is true, but
positively summery for all that, keep
ing pace with the topsy-turvy vogue
of lingerie waists worn all through
this cold term. The changes are
therefore, mostly in the shapes and
in the use of straw In place of felt
In hats for general wear. Although
gome of the winter shapes are simply
repeated in spring and summer hats
there are many pleasing new ideas
and revivals of picturesque old styles,
An illustration of this is the dainty
little dress hat of white crinoline with
its long plume, giving an impression
of the Henry II style, with twentieth
century art and chic added.
Long, Straight Lines.
The long, straight lines are the
thing. Yet there Is something of a
return to the I860 tea gown, that
thing that was worn before the war,
It Is round In the skirt, round In the
waist and there is a girdle to which
the woman who wants to be pictur
esque will hang a silver key, the key
to her linen closet. f
It Is almost a rule that fcT sleeves
shall be full and wide and slightly
flowing. "The fuller and wider and
more flowing the better, If it Is
peignor," said a modiste who makes
Henriettas Are Popular.
Henriettas, Introduced last fall, are
being pushed this spring. For the
first spring gowns they are to be pre
ferred to almost anything else, being
warmer than mohair and much light
er than broadcloth. Drap d'eto and
lightweight fancy mixtures are also
recommended. As soon as warm
weather approaches, many eolienne
gowns will be seen on the street, that
lovely fabric having been elected for
walking gowns by many fashionable
Some perfectly plain black em
broidered cloths are made with the
tight-fitting habit bodice, with sleeves
puffed at the top, and having deep
cuffs of the embroidery coming right
over the bands. And here we have
an Inclination to Introduce the inevi
table waistcoat of some soft, shaded
velvet, kid or satin, and the cheml
rette or jabot of lace or of some soft
Linings Are Featured, Now.
Linings are worthy of note. Mostly
of white silk they are faced to give
very gorgeous finish when the coal
Is thrown open. As for sk'-ts, they
re for the most part unllned Mid one
toet faw drop skirts. "The drop wean
out so soon, 'am a isaies isnor.
that we prefer to do without the
drop skirt and to use a nendsome silk
petticoat Instead. There Is nothing
In the drop skirt to specially cou
! SHORT KANSAS ITEMS
The Easton Herald has reduced its
uize from eight to four pages.
W. H. Ranson has recently taken
possession of the Downs News.
Ottawa does not wish to appear
proud, but it had a tornado, a $12,600
(ire and an assassination all the same
Something which happened in Cof
fey county recently was announced la
the newspaper under the heading
was a double wedding.
Great Bend has raised $25,000 for
the purpose of building an opera house
and Is evidently ambitious to become
known as the Llndsborg of Barton
A correspondent of the Newton
Kansan has encouragement for hor
ticulturists. He says: "We have
noticed that not all the apricot buds
have been killed."
John Q. Royce, of Phllllpsburg, la
another editor who has been placed
In charge of the affairs of the state.
Governor Hoch appointed him state
A bank in Anthony prints quite an
elaborate advertlsment headed: "Ad
vantages of a bank account." There
are many of us who did not know, and
welcome the information.
The probable result of the election
In Atchison is further complicated by
reason of the fact that both candi
dates for mayor are so popular that
the community hates to defeat either
one of them.
Applications for work in the sum
mer session of the University of Kan
sas are already being received by the
university in large numbers. The sum.
mer session opens June 8 and con
tinues six weeks.
The heavy wind last week caused
a great deal of damage to telephone
and telegraph wire through the east
ern and central parts of the state,
However In a very few days everything
was again in repair.
If a man got his leg caught In a bear
trap everybody would be excited until
he was helped out; but when be falls
into the whiskey trap, which Is worse
and much harder to get out of, they
call him a fool and let It go at that
The Wisconsin senate has passed
the Evans anti-cigarette bill. The
bill, which absolutely prohlbts the sale
or manufacture of cigarettes or cigar
ette paper, has already passed the as
sembly, and now goes to the governor,
H. Pierce formerly supelntendent of
packing plants for Nelson Morris at
St. Joseph and East St. Louis, but now
of Des Moines, la., was united In mar
riage at St Joseph with Miss- Adelia
Mae Bagby, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. R, W. Bagby.
The Barton County Democrat dis
covered a county commissioner who
established a new record for economy
at the last meeting of the board when
he kicked on a bill for "ribbons for
typewriter". "She's a "nice girl," said
old eagle eyes, "but the county la un
der no obligations to buy her clothe."
Guy Gardner, who some months ago
disappeared from WInfleld, where he
was- agent for the Santa Fe railroad,
and who since that time had not been
heard from, and was mourned as dead
by his family, was located last week
In Carlo,-111., by his father and was
brought back. He was In the employ
of the Big Four at Carlo, and Bays
that the time since his disappearance
Is a blank to him.
County Attorney Lee Bond, ol
Leavenworth county, who Is attorney
for the Kansas CIty-Leavenworth
railway, has filed complaints agaln&t
Maret and Powers, the two young men
who fired Into an electric car near
Wolcott recently and Injured two men.
A Kansas City attorney will defend
Maret, who, it Is said, will claim that
he Is but 15 years of age and not sub
ject to a penitentiary sentence.
The subscription list of a local
newspaper Is one of the very best fi
nancial directories that can be Imag
ined," says the Highland Vldette.
While we do not divulge it, we could
go over the entire community and
classify everybody as follows: Prompt,
good but negligent, good but slow,
deadbeat. A glance at the various
date tags beats any Bradttreet or Dun's
commercial agency rating ever pub
Miss Ida Tarbell, the Standard Oil
historian, has reached Chanute in her
tour of the Kansas oil field, and Is In
terviewing producers with special ref
erence to the 20-cent differential the
Prairie Oil and Gas Company main
tained between the North and South
Neodesha . fields for several years.
She will go to Humboldt from here
to Interview Webster, the Humboldt
refiner, being desirous of getting data
on the refining qualities of the oil In
the north field.
Frank S. Thomas, Santa Fe watch
Inspector, wants $48,888 from the San
ta Fe railroad because, he alleges, the
company broke off a contract with him
to sell Its employes 4,800 watches and
take the money out of their wages,
The contract was made In 1896, Thorn-
as sold 720 watches at $C0 each.
When the contract was annuled, he
had, he claims, 4,074 watcbe still on
hand. He would have made $12
on each watch bad he sold them.
Colonel Walter T. Duggan, First
Infantry, U. S. A., will succeed Brig
adier General Fredrick Funs ton a
commander of the department of the
Lakes, with headquarters In Chicago,
Colonel Duggan Is now at Fort Wayne
and will come to Chicago within ten
days. General Funston, who haa been
transferred to the department of Cal
ifornia, with headquarters at San
Francisco, will leave for the West at
once. Lieutenant B. C. Long and
Lieutenant B. J. Mitchell, his aides-
de-camp, will accompany blm.
The Taxpayers League, of Leaven
worth county, bad an act passed In
the last legislature abolishing the of
fice of county auditor, and the work Is
now done by the county board, assist
ed by the county attorney. Three
ays have been consumed already In
checking up the bills presented this
month, and a howl has gone up among
those who bare over charged the
county for several years. It has been
discovered that the county has been
paying 60 per cent more for electrlo
lights and 25 per cent more for gut
than the dir.
Weight of a Dinner.
It has been seriously asserted by
many people that we are naturally
lighter after a meal, and they have
even gone the length of explaining
this by the amount of gas that Is de
veloped from the food. Average ob
servations, however, show that we lose
3 pounds and C ounces between night
and morning; that we gain 1 pound 12
ounces by breakfast; that we again
lose about 14 ounces before lunch;
that lunch puts on an average of 1
pound; that we again lose during the
afternoon an average of 10 ounces, but
tbat an ordinary dinner to healthy
persons adds 2 pounds 2 ounces to
their weight. t
Why the Hermit Kingdom.
Oppressed by her neighbors for cen
turies and overrun with war; her peo
ple decimated; her cities, her temples,
and her libraries sacked and de
stroyed; her nobles and maidens
driven off to China, and her artisans
to Japan; the most ambitious and un
scrupulous of her subjects constantly
stirred to intrigue and conspiracy by
foreign powers, it la small wonder that
Korea has endeavored to shut herself
off from the world, and, by becoming
the "Hermit Kingdom," has effectually
barred the way to all p'ogress. From
W. F. Sands' "Korea and the Korean
Emperor" In the February Century.
Drama In the West.
A number of literary and artistic
people of Berkeley and San Francisco,
:alllng themselves "The Live Oak
Guild," have started a movement to
ward the building up of a distinct Cali
fornia drama in this state. Charles
Keeler, of Berkeley, has a play, "Vivi
an, of San Luis Rey," which It is
planned to stage in unique manner.
BEINGS HEALTH TO THREE MEM
BEES 01 SAME FAMILY.
Cures a Wife's Debility After Malaria, a
11 band's Rheumatism, a Daughter'
" I have recommended Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills to many people," said Mrs.
GruBsott, " Iwause I have seen such good
results, time after time, right in my own
family. There are three of us who have
so doubt about their merits. We do not
need to take anybody's word on the sub
ject for our own experience has taught us
sow well they deserve praise.
" It was just about ton years ago that
t first read about Dr. Williums' Pink
Pills, and bought my first box. I was at
ilmt time all rnn down, weak, nervous
mil without ambition. I bad been doc
toring all summer for malaria and
itoraach trouble. Everybody thought I
was going into consumption, as my
mother had died of that disease. '
" Thanks to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills,
am now alive and hearty. I began to
improve as soon as I began to take them,
and when I bad taken three boxes I was a
well woman. Everyone wonders how I
keep so well and am able to caro for my
home and six children without holp.
Dr. Williums' Pink Pills explain it.
' My oldest girl's health began to fail
wheu she was about fourteen. She was
nervous, complained of sharp pulus in
her head, would get deathly sick and
have to leave the school room to get fresh
air to revive her. I gave some pills to her.
She took only a few boxes, but they cured
her troubles, and caused her to develop
into a perfect picture of health. Then my
husband took them for rheumatism and
fouud that they would cure that too. So
you see we have all got great good from
using them, and that is why we recom
moud them to others."
Mrs. Minnie B. Oossett lives at
TJhriehsvillo, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, and
is well known, as she has resided in the
same neighborhood for more than thir
teen years. Her story shows that a
medicine which makes the blood sound
and the nerves strong, overcomes a vari
ety of diseases and should, be found in
every household. Dr. Williams'Pink Pills
are sold by all druggists everywhere.
They have cured anaemia, and all forma
of weakness, also the most stubborn
cases of dyspepsia and rheumatism.
They are iudispensablo for growing girl.
Misery Is about the only real en
joyment of the pessimist.
BABY ONE SOLID SORE.
Could Not Shut Eyes to Sleep Spent
$100 on Doctors Baby Grew
Worse Cured by Cutlcura
"A scab formed on my baby's lace,
spreading until It completely covered
her from head to foot, followed by
bolls, having forty on her head at one
time, and more on her body. Then
her skin started to dry up and It be
came so bad she could not shut her
eyes to sleep. One month's treatment
with Cutlcura 8oap and Ointment
made a complete cure. Doctors and
medicines had cost over $100. with
baby growing worse. Then we spent
less than $5 for Cutlcura and cured
her. (Signed) Mrs. Q. H. Tucker, Jr.,
335 Greenfield v.. Milwaukee, Wis."
Pollltcs has made a few men and un
made a great many more.
A Isrre t-or. tmrkace Rrd Croos Ball nine, only
loeuu. The Kuas Company, Koutta Bead, lnd.
A woman's maiden aim Is to change
her maiden name.
Known the verM over as
arcmpust, surest cars
Of leucorrhea, excessive flowing, painful
periods, prolapsus, or falling of womb,
attended by weak back, bearing-down
sensations, ulceration of womb, pain
and tenderness of ovaries, are almost
always cured by a fairly persistent use
of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription,
If in any case it should, in due time,
not seem quite adequate to meet every
phase of some complicated case, Dr.
Pierce always stands ready to offer
valuable suggestions based upon yean
of varied experience which often proves
of inestimable value. This he does en
tirely free of charge to those using his
medicines. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce,
663 Main Street, Buffalo, N. Y.
Da a V. PiiROa Buffalo. N. T. t
Dear Sir I once thought I should never
enjor rood health wain. What I suffered
with womb disease words cannot express.
Bad distressing bearing-down pains, painful
monthly sickness, backache, constipation,
also cold hands and feet at all times. Wu
all run-down, and there was nothing- left of
me but a shadow. After I had taken eight
bottles Dr. Pierce's Favorite Proscription,
two of his "Compound Extract of Smart
Weed," also some of Dr. Pierce's Pleasant
Pellet. I was entirely cured. I always keen
the remedies on band now, and recommend
them to all my friends. Yours truly,
Mrs. John Bowbus,
P38 4th Street. Rensselaer, Albany, N. Y.
There is no opium, cocaine or other
narcotic in "Favorite Prescription."
Neither does it contain alcohol, wh'sky
or other intoxicant.
It often happens that childlessness is
due to conditions which may be cor
rected. Many women have found that
the vitality and vigor imparted by Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription to the
womanly organs, has been the one thing
needful to fulfill the joy of motherhood.
This famous medicine is not a oure-all,
What People Will Do.
A friend of Joseph Sharts narrates
the following conversation overheard
between two fellow-townsmen of the
author: "Heard what Joe Sharts Is
doing now?" "Lawyer, ain't he?"
"No; he's cut that out now. He's
writing fiction for a living." "What?"
"Writing fiction stories, you know."
(After a Bolemn pause) "Don't It beat
thunder what some folks '11 do for a
Much valuable Information free about
band Instrument!; write for the new cats
logie to-day. JENKINS' MUSIC HOUSE,
KANSAS CITY, M0.
Only Enough for One.
Father Walters, of Chicago, a very
strong temperance advocate, tells the
following btory on himself. He met
on of his parishioners entering a ta
lon. "You are not going in there, are
you, Mike?" he asked. "Your rever
ence, I am." "My brother," he said,
"do you know that the devil Is going In
with you?" "Sure then," was the re
ply, "he'll have to pay for his own
drink, tor I've only enough for one."
Hundreds of dealers say the extra
Quantity and superior quality of De
fiance Htarch Is fRRt taking place of
all other brands. Others say they can
not sell any other starch.
Crushing a Poet.
The young man with the uncut hair
and hungry look had submitted a poem
for editorial consideration.
"Well," Bald the man behind the
blue pencil, after a hurried glance at
It, "how does S3 strike you?"
"Why er really," stammored the
rhymBter, "that Is more than I er "
"Well, that's the best I can do," In
terrupted the busy editor. "I couldn't
think of printing a poem like tbat for
any less." Chicago News.
An honorable woman Is one too
honest and high minded to try to get
another woman'sc ook away from her.
Some families' keep a servant girl,
and several of her relations as well.
Write Eugene Moore, 210 Old Fellows'
I)ldir.,.St. Louis, Mo., for full information
of !tt8.0lJ acre plantation. Stock for sain
Easiest payments. 8 dividends gut. .-an-teed.
Active Managers and Agents wanted.
Mrs. Hlghmus I am glad the as
tronomers have discovered that Jupiter
has another satellite.
Mrs. Upmore Why?
Mrs. Hlghmus It Introduces variety
Into my husbands profanity. He
swears now "by the seven moons of
Jupiter." Chicago Tribune.
If you don't got the blgireit and best
It's your own fault. Defiance Starch
Is for sale everywhere and there Is
positively nothing to equal It In qual
ity or quantity.
Criminals Better Formed.
Dr. J. Marty, a French criminologist,
has recently made an examination of
4,000 delinquent soldiers of the French
army, and has found them In height,
weight, breast measure, muscular pow
er and general condition they averaged
much better than the well behaved
soldiers. Dr. Marty does not Imply
that criminals are by nature better
physically than non-crlmlnals, but sug
gests tbat the condition ot criminal
families Is so much more wretched
than respectable ones tbat only the un
commonly strong survive.
Tramp Madam, I am suffering from
Ijidy Why, I'm so sorryl What can
I do to help you?
Tramp You can cur me Instantly
by giving me something to digest De
troit Free Press.
Rheumatism and Neuralgia
but a specialist's prescription, havinf
as a single aim the cure of disease!
peculiar to women.
Reliable dealers recommend "Favor
ite Prescription." With tricky ones,
something else that pays them better
will probably be urged upon you as
"just as good." Perhaps it is for
them i but it can't be for you. Soma
saving may be made by purchasing our
medicines in half-dozen quantities.
If yon are convinced that the "Fa
vorite Prescription " is the medicine
you need, do not be cajoled ir.to ac
cepting something else. The attempt
to induce you to do so is an insult to
Sour intelligence, Turn your back on
le one who offers the affront.
DR. PIERCB'3 PLEASANT PELLETS
Cure biliousness, sick and bilious head
ache, dizziness, costiveness, or consti
pation of the bowels, loss of appetite,
coated tongue, sour stomach, windy
t t L : 1 1 i ..a v ,i : i j :
ueiuuuiKB, iiearvuuru, uam snu uia
tress after eating, and kindred derange
ments of the liver, stomach and bowels.
Persons subject to any of these troubles
should never be without a vial of the
" Pleasant Pellets " at hand. They are
always adopted as a household rem
edy after the first trial. Put np in
glass vials, tightly corked, thorefore
always fresh and reliable.
One little "Pellet" is a laxative, two
are cathartic They regulate, invigor
ate and cleanse the liver, stomach and
bowels. As a "dinner pill," to pro
mote digestion, take one each day. To
relieve the distress arising from over
eating, nothing equals one of these
little 'PelleU." They're tiny, sugar
ooated, anti-bilious granules, scarcely
larger than mustard seeds.
Doctor Pierce's great thousand-page
"Common Sense Medical Adviser" will
be sent for the mere cost of mailing;
paper-bound (or 21 one-cent stamps.
or cloth-bound for 31 stamps. It is a
grand ana useiul dook. Address Dr.
K. V. Pierce, 063 Main St., Buffalo, N.Y.
For hoarseness beat up the white)
of an egg, flavor with lemon and
sugar, and take some occasionally, '
Important to Mothers.
Examine carefully trery bottle of CA8TORIA,
a ssfa and sure remedy for Infants and children.
and ses tbat It
la Use For Over SO Years.
The Klad Yon Hare lwai Bought,
A dollar saved Is a dollar ernod
and a dollar not loaned Is the eatau
Lewis' "Single Binder" straight 5c cigar.
Price to dealers IIW.OO per M. They cost
soma more than other brands, but no more
than a good fio climr should cost. Lewis'
Factory, Peoria, 111.
When a woman Is In the height ot
fashion her husband Is often In the)
depths of despair.
Dealers say that as aonn aa a cue
tomer trls Defiance Starch It Is Im
possible to iell them any other cold
water starch. It can be used cold oi
It Is the Innocent, blue-eyed baby
kind that make men act the biggest
Every housekeeper should know
that If they will buy Defiance Cold
Water Starch for laundry use they
will save not only time, because It
never sticks to the iron, but because
each package contains 16 oi. one full
pound while all other Cold Water
Starches are put up In 4 pound pack
ages, and the price Is the same, 10
cents. Then again because Defiance
8tarch Is free from all Injurious chem
Icals. If your grocer tries to sell you
12-os. package It Is because be has
a stock on band which be wishes to
dispose of before be puts In Defiance.
He knows tbat Defiance Starch haa
printed on every package In large let
ters and figures "16 oxs." Demand De
fiance and save much time and money
and the annoyance of the Iron stick
ing. Defiance never sticks.
What a jolly world of grand morals
this would be If every man came up to
the standard of perfection he fixes for
Ask Tour Dealer for Allen's Foot-Kaaa,'
A powder. It rests the feet. Cure Corns,
Bunions, Swollen, Sore, Hot, Callous, Aching,
Sweating Feet and Ingrowing Nails. Allen's
Foot-Ease makes new or tight shoes easy. At
all Druggists and Shoe stores, 25 cent. Ac
cept bo substitute. Sample mailed Fuss.
Address Allea S. Olmsted, Le Koy, N. Y.
A bachelor physician declares the
microbes In klst.es are often fatal at
least they often develop matrimonial
EFFECTS OF PROSPERITY.
In the six years of the country's
greatest prosperity, from 1897 to 1903, .
average prices of breadstuffs advanced
65 per cent., meats 23.1 per cent, dairy
and garden products 60.1 per cent,
and clothing 24.1. All these were prod
ucts of the farmer and stockman who
profited more than any other class of
the community by these advances.
The miner benefited 42.1 per cent by
tbat advance In the average price of
metals. Tbe only decrease In the
average prices ot commodities In thst
period wss In railway freight rates
which decreased from .798 per ton
mile In 1897 to .763 In 1903, a loss,
of 4.4 per cent. The report of the In
terstate Commerce Commlsslou shows
tbat the average Increase In the pay
of railroad employes In the period was
a trifle above 8 5 per cent.
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kissing If they appreciated a soft snap.