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THE KANSAS-CITY JOUENAI? SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1899.
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Great Holiday Sale of This Year's Manufacturers'
and Importers' Samples at Retail
ATi
New Store
919 WALNUT ST.
Low Prices
This line not only embraces L,. H. Fielding's this year's new line of Samples (a whole carload), but also includes several other large Import
Sample Lines which I picked up in New York and Boston at ridiculously low prices, and I propose to give Christmas shoppers the benefit of my pur
chase. Eemember, your money has double purchasing power in this store, as I bought these entire lines of samples at 50c on the dollar. They
are all clean choice goods, and in addition to the sample lines I shall also offer:
Great Holiday Book Bargains.
We have 1,000 Books which we shall sell special on
Monday, well bound, large type, good paper; price ....ioc
Also have same in larger and more beautiful book;
special for Monday 25c
Famous Books by Famous Authors, richly bound in
silk cloth; this line cannot be purchased anywhere for
less than 45c; we will sell special for 25c
Holiday Edition of Standard Works, 60 of the great mas
terpieces of literature, beautifully bound; actual value
$1.00; special price 43c
Exquisite -Edition, the daintiest binding ever designed,
have always sold this series at 45c; special sale price. 25c
Classics in dainty bindings, a clean cut of one-half from
the regulation price of this beautiful line, nearly 100
titles; price I2c
Books in Sets.
Bound in fine durable cloth, in clear, bold, readable type,
printed on good paper and handsomely stamped with gold.
Cooper's Leather Stocking Tales, 5 voh.
Cooper's Sea Tales, 5 vols.
Macaulay's History of England, 5 vols.
Marie Corelli's Works, 5 vols.
'Rudyard Kipling's Works, 5 vols.
A. Conan Doyle's Works, 5 vols.
G. A. Henty's Works, 5 vols."
Nathaniel Hawthorne's Works, 5 vols.
Hall Caine's Works, 5 vols.
Roa N. Carey's Works, 5 vols.
A choice of any of these sets is given at the - c .
extremely low price of OQCtloCL
Great Holiday Book Bargains.
Thackeray's Works, 10 volumes complete, Bulwer Lyt
ton, Charles Dickens, in cloth binding, set $2.73
Books for children, 10c to 81.50. Books for older boys and
girls. All new books are here now about prices:
Hon. Peter Stirling, )
Choir Invisible, In cloth 4 9c
Under Robe, etc J
Janice Meredith 95c
Richard Carvel 95c
David Harum 95c
BagsterS. S. Teachers' Bibles. These are not the ordi
nary cheap Bibles with which the market is now flooded,
but these are bound in good leather, Divinity circuit, red
under gold edges; special 75c
These Bibles usually sold in department stores SL00
to $L25.
HOLIDAY INDUCEMENTS IN
BRIC-A-BRAC, GHINAWARE, LAMPS.
A most wonderful collection of beautiful specimens col
lected from all parts of the world, and submitted to you
at prices that elsewhere would buy but very ordinary sorts.
As a flyer for Monday, offer you 500 Bavarian China, Me
dallion Pin Trays, beautifully decorated in center with
busts of Napoleon, Lord Nelson and queen regent beau
ties; regular price 50c; my price ioc
Bric-a-Brac, Glassware,
Lamps.
Also Dresden China Inkstand Retails 50c, Monday
price ioc
Beautiful line of sample fancy Medallion Center Plates
at prices 15c up to $4.98
Bohemian, Roval Saxe, Carlsbad Vases from 25c up
to $3.98
Japanese China A wonderful line at low prices. Beauti
ful Cups and Saucers, Creams and Sugars, Teapots, Choc
olate Pots, Vases, Bon Bons, Puff Boxes, Salads in all the
latest colors: Cobalt blue, green and pink, in direct imi
tation of Dresden and Austrian designs at half the price.
Rich Gut Glass.
Sugar and Creamer, beautifully cut, from $2.50 up
to $10.00 Set
Cut Glass Tumblers, beautifully cut, from $3-00 Dozen
to $24.00 Dozan
Fancy Goods Celluloid Toilet Sets, 3 pieces, comb, brush
and mirror 75c
Large Celluloid Toilet Sets, satin lined, 98c to $10.00
Complete variety Celluloid Collar and Cuff Boxes, Glove
and Handkerchief Boxes, Photo Boxes, Work Boxes,
from 50c to $2.48
Albums, nice variety, from 50c to $10.00
Leather Goods, Pocketbooks.
Leather Goods Writing Tablets 75c
Gents Traveling Cases 98c to $6.00
Pocketbooks -Grain Morocco, Alligator and Seal, with or
without Sterling Silver Corners 48c
Genuine Seal and English Pig Skin Finger Books; these
are latest fad 48c
Initials for Finger Books 15c, 20c and 50c
ART GOODS.
A fine selection of Glass Medallions from 25c up to $ 1 o Each
Grand Yuletide Offers
In Dolls, Toys and Games.
14-inch Kid Doll, stitched wig, open and closing eyes,
teeth, shoes and stockings, worth 39c, my price 25c
Large variety of Kid and Jointed Dolls from. 30c to $5.00
Everything in Toys.
Iron Toys, Steam Toys, Tool Chests, Toy Bureaus, China
Tea Sets, Games, Blocks, Lead Soldiers, Ten-pins.
Christmas Tree Ornaments.
Just 12 days, then Christmas. The tremendous volume of business that must be crowded into that brief period
should induce early shopping.
TWO STORES
JAMES McARDLE
TWO STORES
919 WALNUT STREET
:AND:
17 E. FIFTH STREET
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SCRIP LAW DEAD
KAXSAS SUPREME COURT KILLED IT
YESTERDAY.
JUDGE D0STER DISSENTED
REPUBLICAN REGENTS OP AGRI
CULTURAL COLLEGE WIN.
Supreme Court, by Majority Decision,
Kcvrnea Court of Appeal' De
cUIon State Elght-IIonr Law
Declared Valid list
'of Opinions.
TOPEKA. Dec. 9. (Special.) The scrip
law met a vI61ent death at the hands of
the suureroe court to-day. It was declared
repugnant to the fourteenth amendment
to the federal constitution and therefore
Invalid.
This law. In substance, made It unlawful
for any corporation employing: over ten
persons to pay those persons in anything
other than lawful money of the United
States. The object to be sought was to de
prive mining companies in Southeastern
Kansas from paying their employes in scrip
or merchandise.
The majority of opinion writen by Judge
Smith, says:
The obvious Intent of the opinion Is to protect the
laborer, and not to benefit the corporation. Why
should not tie nine employes who work for one
corporation be equally protected with the eleien
encaged In the sane line of employment for another
wrporatlon? If sncli a law Is beneficial to wage
earners In one Instance, hy not in the other? The
Dine men lawfully paid for their labor In goods at
a truck store might, with much reason, complain
that th protection of the law was unequal to them
when they ea eleien men paid In money for the
same serTlce, performed for another corporation en
gaged in a liVe business. Such inequality destroys
The law. In the Instance cited two of the eleen
men might quit the employment of the company for
which they worted and by this set alone make a
method of payment by corporation lawful which was
unlawful while the eleven were employed. If the
classification attempted by this act Is constitutional
It follows that the legislature mleht tune made a
law applicable only to corporations employing mar
Tied men or persons over a certain age.
The equal protection mentioned in the enforcement
of this statute Is denied by making one of the two
men engaged In the same business, under precisely
the came circumstances. In the same town or In
the same building, a criminal, and Imposing no
penalty whatever upon the other for the same act,
the only difference being that, one worked for a co
partnership end the other for a corporation, or one
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worked nine men and the other eleven. Those who
seek a protector over labor reflect upon the dignity
and Independence of the wage-earner and deceive
him by the promise that legislation can cure all
the Ilia of which he may complain. Such legislation
suggests the handiwork of the politician rather than
the political economist. Snch legislation treats the
laborer as a ward of the government and discourages
the use of those talents which lead to success In
the fields of commercial enterprise. Under this law
the laborer who works for a corporation employing
more than ten persons Is deprived from, the freedom
of contract.
The law places the laborer of such concerns under
guardianship, classifying him In respect to freedom
of contract with the idiot, the lunatic or the felon
In the prison. In this country the employe to-day
may be the employer to-morrow, or nest year. Laws
treating employes as subjects for such protective leg
islation belittle their Intelligence and reflects upon
their standing as free cltlsens.
Judge Doster dissented.
By a majority opinion the decision of
the court of appeals in the Agricultural
college case was reversed by the supreme
court. The case grew out of the removal
of C. B. Hoffman and J. M. Limbocker as
regents of the college by Governor Stan
ley after they were found guilty of mis
managing the affairs of that institution
by an Investigating committee. The gov
ernor named J. S. McDowell and W. T.
Yoe as regents to succeed the two Pops
removed. Hoffman and Limbocker then
went to the court of appeals with quo war
ranto proceedings to oust the two Re
publican members. That court granted the
writ by a majority opinion. Judge Wells,
Republican, dissenting. An appeal was
taken to the supreme court and that tribu
nal, by a majority opinion, Judge Dos
ter, Populist, dissenting, reversed the
court of appeals.
The question involved in the case was
whether sufficient grounds were shown to
justify the governor in removing the Pop
ulist regents. Judge Smith, who wrote the
majority opinion, declared that the find
ings showed sufficient grounds for the re
moval of the Pop regents. In his dissent
ing opinion. Judge Doster held that the
grounds were Insufficient. He concluded:
These charges are trivial. They are made and
prosecuted, as everybody knows, for the purpose of
ousting the officers named and thereby gaining polit
ical control of one of the educational Institutions of
the state. They were not made and prosecuted for
the purpose of advancing the Interests of the Instt
tution, but were conceived and prosecuted In that
spirit of malignant partisanship which Is a curse
to American politics, and they but provoke a retal
iatory assault when the trembling balance of poltt'
leal majorities in this state shall go the other way.
They were made and prosecuted to subserve the
ends of office for politicians, and not of education
for the youth. Similar charges and proceedings by
the officcseckers of my party shall never have coun
tenance by me: nor win I be aeterred from denounc-
lng those made and conducted by political opponents
as causeless, wicked and despicable.
Tho court decided a caso which will
bring joy to tho hearts of the various
clerks of the courts of appeals and tho
supreme court. The question as to whether
these clerks had any right to charge fees
under the law was raised several months
ago. Opinion among the lawyers of the
state on the question was about evenly
divided. The court, in a case to retax costs,
ruled that the clerks could lawfully collect
the same tees as district clerks are al
lowed. The court also held the eight-hour law
valid. This decision was made in a case
brought up from Junction City, where a
contractor was arrested for working his
employes more than eight hours a day In
the construction of a court house. Labor
Commissioner Johnson will now endeavor
to rigidly enforce this law on oil public
work.
Other decisions handed down follow:
By Chief Justice Doster Martha Harrison et al vs.
the JJasonlc Mutual Benefit Society of Kansas, mo
tion to relax coats overruled. John A. Edwards et
al vs. E. A. Glldcmelster et al, error from Wjandotle
county: retcrsed. II. M. Brooks et al vs. the city of
Blue Mound, error from Linn count ; retersed. James
M. GUle vs. Carrie L. Emmons, error froni Wyan
dotte county; reversed. John Pope ts. Jonah K.
Nichols, error from Rawlins county; reversed.
By Justice Johnston L. C Mason et al vs. city of
independence et al, error from Montgomery county;
affirmed. Chicago, Burlington Qulncy Railroad
Company vs. John Guild, error from court of ap
peals; dfrmlssed. Ellen A. Ilandley vs. Missouri
Pacific Railway Company, error from Greenwood
county; affrlmed. Rachel E. Hatch, vs. Hester J.
Small, error from Shawnee county; affirmed. Mary
A. Whltmore vs. George W. Stewart et al, original
proceedings In mandamus; peremptory writ allowed.
Vy Justice Smith John S. Brainier vs. Josle Webb
et al, error from Shawnee county, affirmed; Mary
G. Myers vs. G. P. Jones et al. error from Lyon
county, reversed; St. Louis & San Francisco Rail
way Company et al ts. tJllysses Brlcker, etc., error
from Snmner county, reversed; Jesse L. Shore et al
vs. the White City State bank, error from Morris
county affirmed ; In re J. T. Ballon, original pro
ceeding In babeaa corpus, writ denied and petition
remanded.
Per curiam The Citizens' Bank of LaCygnt vs.
Julia Wallace, motion to retax costs overruled; C.
Hood vs. Bain et al. error from Lyon county, revers
ed; Elisabeth B. Wilds vs. J. W. S. Peters, error
from Wiandotte county, affirmed; Elizabeth B. Wilds
vs. T. K. Hanna. error from Wrandotte rountv. ar.
Armed: Alvln M. Brlnckle et al vs. W. M. Chslllss.
error irom Atcntson county, affirmed; Earl Sample
vs. S. W. Homer, error from Morris county, plea
In abatement overruled: R. S. Marple, executor, vs.
W. S. Marple, error from Woodson county, certified;
E. G. Wilson et al vs. Mary J. Wolfe et al, erros
from Shawnee county, certified to court of appeals;
First National bank, of Mauch Chunk, vs. the Val
ley State bank, of Hutchinson, error from Reno coun
ty; dismissed; In re R. it, Counsll, petition for writ
of habeas corpus, dismissed.
JUDGE W0FF0RD CANED.
George Woods, a Convict, Sends Him
a. Token of Ills Regard, Though
Sent Up by the Judge.
Judge Wofford, of the criminal court, was
yesterday presented with a walking cane
by a convict in the penitentiary. The donor
was George Woods, a negro formerly some
thing of a politician in the Second ward.
He did not make the presentation in per
son because he is still serving a sentence
of three years for burglary, imposed by
Judge Wofford last fall. He accordingly
deputized another negro who was recently
released from the institution where he is
sojourning to make the presentation.
"Judge," he said, impressively, "Ah can't
do nothln' lik' do eloquence he tor me, an'
I'so got 'fluenzy of de borax, but he said he
didn't hoi' it agin you fer sending him up
an dat de lectur" wot you glv' him done
him good.
"He said he send dis becaus' he learnt
when a man swipes him in de neck to turn
de other cheek."
Woods is remembered principally because
of the vigor of his protestations of inno
cence when sentenced. The cane is made
of leather with a steel rod running through
It. Around It near the handle an attempt
at ornamentation had been made by in
serting diamond shaped pieces of mother of
pearl.
Well Informed.
Prom the Detroit Free Press.
Patron "Are you sure you know all
about this girl?"
Manager of employment agency "Well,
I ought to. She has been in my own
family for the past week.'
Taste of Strychnine.
The taste of strychnine can be detected
when one grain Is diluted with 600,000 parts
of water.
FOR WELL PEOPLE.
An Easy "Way to Keep AVell.
It Is easy to keep well if we would only
observe each day a few simple rules of
health.
The all Important thing is to keep the
stomach right, and to do this it is not
necessary to diet or to follow a set rule or
bill of fare. Such pampering simply makes
a capricious appetite and a feeling that
certain favorite articles of food must be
avoided.
Professor Wiechold gives pretty good ad
vice on this subject. He says: "I am OS
years old and have never had a serious ill
ness, and at the same time my life lias
been largely an Indoor one, but 1 early dis
covered that the way to keep. healthy was
to keep a healthy stomach, not by eating
bran crackers or dieting of any sort: on the
contrary. I always eat what my appetite"
craves, but for the past eight years I have
made It a daily practice to take one or two
of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets after each
meal, and I attribute my robust health for
a man of my age to the regular dally use
of Stuart's Tablets.
My physician first advised me to use
them, because he said they were perfectly
harmless and were not a secret patent
medicine, but contained only the natural
digestives, peptones and diastase, and after
using them a few weeks I have never
ceased to thank him for his advice.
I honestly believe the habit of taking
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets after meals is
the real health habit, because their use
brings health to the sick and ailing and
preserves health to tho well and strong."
Men and women past 50 years of age
need a safe digestive after meals to Insure
a perfect digestion and to ward off disease,
and the safest, best known and most wide
ly used is Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets.
They are found in every well regulated
household from Maine to California and In
Great Britain and Australia are rapidly
pushing their way Into popular favor.
All druggists sell Stuart's JJyspepsIa
Tablets, full sized packages at 50 cents, and
for a weak stomach a 50-cent package will
often do 50 worth of good.
MUST SPEAK SOON
BREIDENTHAL WILL SOON" HAVE
SIXXED AWAY HIS DAY OP GRACE.
HIS FRIENDS KEPT IN THE DARK
THEY WILL SOON BE LINING UP
WITH OTHER CANDIDATES.
Populists Long on Sympathy, but Ob
ject to Cubing It Sir. Monger
and His Itch for the Gov
ernorship Bill Hack
ney Talka.
TOPHKA, Dec. 9. (Special.) It has about
reached that point where John Breidenthal
must coma out and declare himself on the
gubernatorial question. He can't stay on
both sides of the fence much longer. Some
of his strongest friends are becoming dis
gusted on account of his failure openly to
declare himself one way or the other. To
newspaper men he says he will not be a
candidate. He has a habit, however, of
telling the newspapers one thing and do
ing the opposite in politics. HU subor
dinates In the bank commissioner's office
are out booming him for all they are
worth. They declare emphatically that he
will tako the fusion nomination and are
laying wires all along the line to capture
delegations for him. To some of his friends
he makes the same declaration that he
does to the newspapers. These men are
the ones who control Populist conventions.
It is getting time for them to line up their
forces, and they are anxious to know what
he proposes to do. Unless he makes an
announcement of his candidacy in a short
time, the Jig will be up with him, for
some who want to support him now will
be lined up with other candidates. They
think they aro at least entitled to know
where he Is at.
There is one class of Populists who claim
that Breidenthal cannot shirk the duty of
running for governor, even though he
would lead a forlorn hope. They say that
he lias held a lucrative office ever since the
Pop party came into existence, and that he
owes it to tlie party now to make the sac
rilice. This sort of talk makes Breidenthal
mad. "1 owe the Populist party nothing,"
said he. "I am simply being paid now for
what I earned from it when some of these
fellows who are now howling the loudest
were spending their time and money to de
feat the party. Besides, I give valuo re
ceived for every cent I draw in salary.
Tho same energy expended in a business
enterprise would make me more money."
However, he has not threatened to resign
as bank commissioner to become identified
with any of the enterprises he speaks of.
A few weeks ago the Reform Press As
sociation of the state adopted ringing reso
lutions sympathizing with Frank Elliott
and Pool Grlnstead In their various libel
cases and issued a manifesto "to lovers
of liberty and a free press" asking them
to contribute to a fund to pay the at
torneys' fees for these two downtrodden
Populist editors. Up to date. $3 lias been
donated. That was given by Dr. Pilcher, of
Wlnfield. Tills shows that the reformers
are long on sympathy but short on cash.
George Munger, of Greenwood county,
who wants the fusion nomination for gov
ernor, has given it out that if he secures
the nomination lie has a plan by which a
campaign fund of JjO.OOO can be raised to
elect him. His friends claim he can ex
pect the "loyal" support of the Itching
palm.
Mr. Munger is making his campaign on 1
the government ownership Issue. He favor I
public ownership of everything, from pea
nut stands to railroads. There is one ex
ception, however laundries. He owns sev
eral of them. He doesn't believe the gov
ernment can make a success in the wash
ing business. It is very intricate, and a
successful laundryman, like a successful
poet, must be born and not made and con
trolled. But it seems that Munger has troubles
of his own in his own county. He is not
getting that enthusiastic local support that
is usually accorded a gubernatorial can
didate at home. G. S. Sallyards, of that
same county Greenwood wants the fusion
nomination for state treasurer. Sallyards
is popular with his party and It is pos
sible that the county convention will send
a delegation to the state convention in
structed for him instead of Munger.
Barney Sheridan, the Democratic editor
of Paola, says that there are not to ex
ceed 40,000 Populists in Kansas to-day.
Commenting on the causes- of tho disin
tegration of that party, he says:
The special session ot the legislature called by
Governor Leedy last December had more to do In
hastening on the dissolution ot the Populist party
than anything else. The law It was called to pass
and did pas3 the law creating the railroad court ot
visitation was pronounced a humbug when Leedy
signed it. aid now since the federal court has de
clared It unconstitutional the Fopullsts who en
gineered its passsge wash their hands ot any and
all responsibility of It.
When that special session began there were about
75.000 Populists In the state who still had a sort ot
hope and lingering belief In the Populist party;
when It ended there were not to exceed 50,000, and
not less than 10.000 hive left since. So there are not
to-day to exceed 40.000 Populists In Kansas. Deeper
causes, of course, set the Populist party to disinte
grating, but the special session was the hari-kari act
that upset the bandwagon.
Bill Hackney, formerly of Kansas but
now of Cleveland, 0.,vhas been in the city
this week on legal business. While a res
ident of Kansas, Mr. Hackney was a stanch
tteputiucan ana a leauer of the party in
his part ot the state. After his removal
to Cleveland he went Democratic. He is
not enthusiastic over the prospects of Dem
ocratic success next year. Said he:
I had many Invitations to come to Kansas In the
189S campaign and talk for the fuslonlsts. but de
clined every one. The facts are I knew that the
fuslonlsts stood no show In the state. Besides. It I
had come here to campaign, I could not help but
run up against Republicans In every locality to
whom I am under obligations for political favors
obtained when I was in politics here, and I decided
not to come at all. I am no lngrate.
Comparing the two localities as places
of residence ho said: "I would rather be a
pauper and live in Kansas than a moder
ately rich man and live in Cleveland.
Brains count for naught In Cleveland.
Money talks. If you are not a million
aire, you are not in It there."
"Why don't you move back, then?" was
asked.
"My health will not permit," said he.
"While Kansas has probably the most
healthful climate of any state In the Un
ion, It does not agree with me. The climate
of Ohio does. This is the only thing that
keeps me there."
WILL FEED TWO THOUSAND.
Salvation Army Will Slake at Least
That Many People Happy on
Christmas Day.
The Salvation Army is preparing to feed
2,000 poor people Christmas day and wants
the following Ingredients of such a dinner:
Fourhundred pounds of turkey, 600 pounds
chicken. 500 nounds beef. CO bushels pota
toes, U00 pounds vegetables, E00 loaves of
bread. 100 pounds cranoernes, mm pies, tug
pounds coffee, 200 pounds candy, 100 dozen
oranges, 150 pounds butter, 1 barrel pickles,
400 pounds crackers. 1 barrel sugar, 2 bar
rels apples and 50 gallons sweet milk.
The Question Finally Admitted.
A story Is told of the late Chief Justice
Cockburn. He was once counsel for the
plaintiff in a certain case, and a Mr. IS.
was for the defendant. Cockburn called a
witness and proceeded to examine him.
"I understand," he said, "that you called
on the plaintiff. Mr. Jones. Is that so?"
"Yes," replied the man.
"What did he say?" demanded Cock
burn. Mr. B. promptly rose and objected. The
conversation could not be admitted as evi
dence. But Cockburn persisted, and Mr. B.
appealed to the judges, who thereupon re
tired to consider the point. They were ab
sent for nearly half an hour. When they
returned, they announced that Mr. Cock
burn might put his question.
"Well, what did he say?" asked counsel.
."Please, sir, lie wasn't at home," replied
the witness, without moving a muscl.
SHOULD BE "MIXERS"
TEACHERS OUGHT TO ENTER MORE
INTO EVERYDAY LIFE.
ThU Was the View Expressed by
Several Speakers at the Teach
ers Sleeting Yesterday Chan
cellor Snow's Address.
In spite of the rainy morning, most of
the Kansas City teachers assembled at
Central high school yesterday for the
monthly teachers' Institute. The pro
gramme was one of particular interest in
both principal and ward school sections,
and It is a matter of regret to a great
many teachers that they can't be In. two
1 iaces at once.
In the principals' section the subject for
discussion was "The Value to the School
of a Social Life for the Teacher Outside
of School Circles." The paper on the sub
ject was read by Professor Douglass, of the
Central high school, and the discussion
was led by Miss Ida Reese, principal of
the Oakley school, and Miss Van Meter,
of tho Manual Training high school.
Mr. Douglass began by saying that a
teacher is not independent, that he Is a
leader and that ho has failed In his calling
if he has not succeeded In giving to the
pupils higher Ideals and aspirations and
helped to strengthen their character.
He believes that teachers should enter
more Into the life of a community and that
as things now are they are looked upon
by that community as a good deal of a
nonentity outside of the schoolroom. He
thinks If teachers lulngle more with out
side life they will be better able to adapt
the education they are giving to the needs
of this life; that too much of the present
education is impractical. In teaching the
farmer boy wo fail to dignify farm labor
and give him the science of agriculture.
Instead he is given a little Greek or Latin,
perhaps, and the result is he grows dis
contented with the life of a farmer, where
as he should be turned out with the idea
that there are grand possibilities in such
a life: that In reality, when ordered by In
telligence and science, it Is an Ideal one.
If the teacher knew more nf th hnm
life of the pupils, Mr. Douglass urged that
many lives couiu oe Dngntenea and Hearts
made happier. He urged upon his listen
ers the many homes that need the sun
light of pure friendship. The tendenev to
tyranny and egotism which Is rife among
scnooi teacners, accoruing to Jir. JJOUgiass,
will be checked and modified by social con
tact with the outside world. There is too
much professionalism and not enough
heart in the school room.
Miss Reese's suggestions were somewhat
along the lino of Mr. Douglass' paper. She
urged the meeting of teacher and patron in
a social way as promoting to a great de
gree the highest welfare of the school.
Principal RIdgway was received with
hearty applause when he disagreed with
the previous speakers In thinking that the
burden of professional life should not be
borne by teachers In their social life any
more than it is In the profession of the
lawyer and doctor: members of other pro
fessions chocse their own friends those
who are congenial and the teacher's pro
fession should be no exception. With the
teacher's numerous professional duties, the
spending or his nours outside of these nec
essary duties should be devoted to congen
ial society, and the teacher not be weighed
down with the burdensome thought that
he must get acquainted with the patrons
of his school.
Professor Smith, of the Central high
school, commended Mr. Ridgway's stand
and added a few forcible words on the
same line of thought.
Assistant Superintendent Longan presides
at the principal's section and the meetings
are always exceedingly interesting and
provocative of thought.
In the ward school section the pro
gramme was equally Interesting. Mr. Hor
ace Williams, principal of the Chacf school,
read a paper on the subject. "From Con
victs to Colcnlsts," and Superintendent
Greenwood talked on the "Chicago Method
of Grading Teacher?."
When the two sessions came together
Miss Olive Whltely. a little pupil in the
Kiitiiii City schools, rsndsrtd. two very
beautiful violin solos. Little Miss Whltely
plays entirely without notes and with an
expression and delicacy that Is unusual In
so young a child.
Chancellor Snow, of the Kansas State
university, delivered the address to the in
stitute, taking for his subject, "Expansion
In Education." He traced the development
of education fn America and especially tha
progress of higher education. He believes
that" the time has come when we should,
as does Germany, demand a university ed
ucation in the professions of lawyer, doc
tor and preacher. He said there could not
be too much education if that education
was along right lines. He dwelt especially
on the advance ot woman in educational
neius and equality with man and said It
could be only a matter of time till political
cquauiy was aaaeu 10 me euucationai.
It has been proved that women may enter
upon the affairs of the nation, state and
God without injuring the home. As yet
the practical value of higher education In
making better and nobler homes Is not fully
realized.
Chancellor Snow closed hl3 address by
hailing the day when every human being
In the North and in the South, In the East
and in the West, will be admitted to tha
higher education, without regard to sex or
nationality.
ANOTHER WOMAN'S LETTER.
Mrs. Hester A. Kasaen Charged With
Securing a, Letter Belonging to
Miss May Knnde.
The federal authorities yesterday arrest
ed Mrs. Hester A. Kassen on the charge ot
tampering with the mails, and committed
her to the county jail In default of JSM
bond. On November 6 Mr. R. B. Glasscock,
of Nevada, Mo., wrote to Miss May Knode,
of this city, and stated in the letter that
he would send her a letter the next day
containing $5. which was to pay her rail
road fare to a certain point, from which a
crowd was to start on a hickory nutting
trip, and Miss Knode was to Join them.
On the day the letter containing the money
was to arrive, MIs3 Knode went to the
postot&ce and asked for her mall, but tha
young woman at the window. Miss Anna
Hopkins, Informed Miss Knode that Mrs.
Kassen had come to her about an hour
before with a written order from Miss
Knode for the letter. Miss Hopkins stated
that she had given the letter to Mrs. Kas
sen, and afterward thought no more about
It.
Miss Knode at once took the matter to
the federal authorities, and an Investiga
tion followed, which led to the arrest. Mrs.
Kassen stoutly maintained her innocence.
Mrs. Kassen has retained an attorney,
and through his advice finally paid to Miss
Knode $3, but refuses to acknowledge her
guilt. '
One of Those Grasping Individuals.
From the Indianapolis Journal.
Collector "Thl3 is the fifth time, sir. I'va
brought you this bill."
Customer "Well, haven't I always re
ceived you affably?"
Collector "I don't want affability, sir; I
want cash."
There is a concern that
imitates our brand on gal
vanized iron; why don't it
imitate the iron ?
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