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THE KANSAS CITY JOUKKAL, TCESDAV, JANUARY ?, 1805.
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Washington. Jan. 31. For Oklahoma and
Indian Territory: Fair; westerly winds.
For Missouri: Fair; westcily winds.
For Kansas: Fair: westerly winds.
Kansas will now hnvo two Halters In
congress n senator and a cipher.
A dark horse wins the Kansas sena
torial race, and a. very satisfactory ono,
he Is, too.
It Is no sign of hard times when a
man Is unable to realize on the money
ho puts into politics.
J. R. Hurton has mado many good
Bpceches in Kansas, but ho made ono
bad ono and It cost him a senatorshlp.
The Republican caucus nt Topeka
might have done worse a great deal
worse. But It couldn't have done much
Sir. Ingalls has a strong popular fol
lowing In Kansas, but he was unfor
tunately handicapped In his newspaper
No Intelligent and candid Democrat
can deny that his party has made a stu
pendous failure of Its attempt to run the
The Cleveland administration Is get
ting I early for another performance of
Its celebrated specialty entitled riling
Up the Public Debt.
The Minnesota legislator who refused
railroad passes Is getting considerable
advertising in consequence. Possibly he
prefers advertising to passes.
It is estimated Hint nn expert feminine
shoplifter gets more booty in a year
than an expert train robber. And she
occasionally holds up a train, also.
The coming woman seems to be arriv
ing In both hemispheres simultaneously.
A young female has applied for tho
place of public executioner nt Merlin.
Speaker Crisp's illness Is doubtless due
largely to the humiliating consciousness
that he is the olliclal head of the most
worthless congress the country over had.
The charge that the Japanese buy
some of their victories Is not plausible.
Tho Japs nre too shrewd a people to pay
for what they can easily get for nothing,
It will take the Philadelphia several
clays to get to Honolulu. In the mean
timo American Interests In the islands
will be at the mercy of tho belligerents.
Dr. Parkhurst says he can And no evi
dence that Tom Piatt Is in politics for
money. Wo have suspected all along
that Mr. Piatt was simply bdslng for
Secretary Morton Is too good n Demo
crat to admit that Germany's discrimi
nation against American meats is n
measure of retaliation, but he knows It
Leavenworth, Luclen linker's home. Is
In 'tho adjoining county to Atchison. It
looks a little as though Mr, Ingalls
might be a statesman out of a Job for
cjulte a while yet,
Tho country never heard of Addlcks
until ho. attempted to become a United
States senator, and It would have been
belter for his reputation If It had not
heard of him at ull.
The tltlo of Colonel Hob Ingersnll'a
new lecture is "Which Way?" If tho
preachers aro not greatly at fault It is
emphatically Downward, eo far us Col
onel Hob Is concerned.
The report that ex-Governor Walto
has decided to quit tho lecture platform
because there Is no money In It Is u hand.
tomu testimonial to tho good sense nnd
good taste of tho American people.
"Wo Germans must keep our blood
cool and our powder dry," says Kmperor
William, If tho kaiser will keep hi
Mood cool the German people will doubt
less ogreo to tnko caro of the powder.
It Is gratifying to know that there is
a remedy at han'l which practically
takes diphtheria out of the list of ueces.
sarlly fatal diseases, and It would ba
still more gratifying to have assurance
that Kansas City's sanitary condition Is
such that no fear of a serious spread of
the disease need be apprehended.
The opinion of tho editor of the At'
lantlo Monthly that not more than ten
minutes should bo spent it; reading any
newspaper Is remarkably narrow. A
mn should not only read hla newspaper
thoroughly, but ouco In a while, If not
too much pressed for time, lie should dot
vote half an hour to looking oyer some
"During the past year," says Secre
tary Morton, "the agricultural depart
ment has Inspected mote than twelve
million head of cattle, and up to date
- nan ot these baa been (shown u bg
otherwise than In a found sanltnry con
dition." In the light of such a Knowing
Kuropean countries might as well with
draw Ihelr flimsy pretext and admit that
they arc simply retaliating against thli
country on account of our tariff ollcy.
They are not fooling anybody over this
w''. The nomination by the Republican
caucus nt Topcka last night practically
settles the Kansas ncnntmlnl contest.
The outcome, though n Kitrptlse, Is not n
disappointment. It Is a surprise because
Mr. linker was not an active candidate
ami his name had not been seriously
Urged by his friends, It Is not a disap
pointment because there Is no innn bet
ter qualified to capably nnd creditably
rrpresent the state In the United Stales
senate than I.ticlen M. Halier. Mr.
Halter's personal character Is above re
proach and without a stain. He stands
high In his profession and Is universally
lespected and esteemed. Ho Is a high
minded gentleman nnd nn unwavering
Repnbllcnn. As a member of the Kan
sas legislature he has shown an apti
tude for legislative work nnd public bus
iness nnd has earned a record to which
his ndmlrcrs point with pride. The more
tlic people of Kansas study the work of
lat nlght'n caucus the better they will
like It. The Journal congratulates them
upon the selection, nnd Is conlldent they
will hnvo no cause to regret it. Mr.
Raker will be the right man In the
Kansas t'trV ri.oim.
The Journal a few years ago gave a
series of nrllclcs on the wheat of this
2th parallel, the Held of which Includes
Missouri and Kalians nnd the foothills
nnd plains of Colorado. We said then
that It was the best milling wheat
grown on the planet, so far as the Hour
markets of the world knew. It does not
grow either In Iowa or Nebraska, nor In
Arkansas or Oklahoma, It Is a Wheat
Kvcryhody knows that St. I.ouls
XXXX Hour held the markets of the
world for years being the best brand
known because It was mnde of this
wheat grown tributary to that city by
water ways. After our articles were
printed the Rex mill was located here,
nnd tho fact that it Is to be rebuilt after
burning down, with a doubled capacity
of production, reminds us of another
fact, which may be news to our read
erssome of them.
When the Rex mill Hour was first put
upon the Eastern markets It was at 50
cents per barrel below the price of llrst
brand Minneapolis Hour. Wiien the mill
was burned the Rex Hour was selling at
13 cents a barrel above tho best Minne
apolis brands, and In the opinion of ex
perts would have soon been f,0 cents
thus reversing the conditions.
And this Is as sure as that climate ami
soil are permanent factors In wheat
growing. Three facts nre becoming
known, nnd we are In possession of ru
mors nnd negotiations which in tho near
future promise to double the Hour out
put of Kansas City. If the Hgures we
hear talked of as probable are realized,
by the time the crop of lK'jr, is ready for
the miller the dally consumption of
wheat for milling purposes alone will bo
from 63,000 to C3.UO0 bushels.
We are not given to boasting, nor do
we claim that this grand result is duo
to the direct efforts of the Journal, but
we do know that it was In these editor
ial columns that the facts as to tho
wheat of this parallel, Its excellence and
Us remarkable milling qualities were
llrst and for a long time only written
about, and we do know from the millers
themselves that the facts referred to In
tho Journal called their attention to tho
HUbjcct nnd their location hero followed.
Hut Hint is and for forty years has been
the Journal's mission.
John Sherman and Graver Cleveland
would bo well mnted as to the gold Idea
were the senator in Carlisle's place
only that his bill introduced would
seem to indicate that ho does not be
lieve the one hundred million loan al
ready made was authorized by law. Ills
bill Is to give that authority.
The reader will remember, or If not ho
can go back and so find it, that tho
Wall street plan when the repeal of tho
Sherman bill was demnnded was to au
thorize a gold loan of $200,000,000 at once.
The Journnl contended then from tho
outcroppings that such a loan was part
of the bargain between the brokers and
Cleveland made before his nomination
anil election. And It will bo carried out.
If you will take the falling off In the
negotiation of government bonds by tho
policy of debt reduction, you will llnd
that the Street needed an outlet for
about thnt amount for investments.
And the Street never deals In anything
without a coupon Is attached to It.
Mr. Sherman helped Mr. Cleveland In
his gold policy and now he comes for
ward with a bill to help him barrow
money legally. We do not Ilka tho alli
ance at all, but have to record It never
theless. It raUes anew the question of
tho legality of President Cleveland's
The constitution and practice of tho
government for 115 years has been that
no money can be rafsed or spent except
by law as enacted by congress. Mr.
Cleveland's loans are a pure usurpation
of power, wholly unauthorized. The
most that can be said In Its favor, and
the most that he claims In, that the act
of U75 thu resumption net can bo so
construed as to raise tho presumption
that It can bo done. So Mr. Cleveland
tells congress to legislate or not legis
late. If it doesn't do so to plcaso him
ho will veto their work and go on and
borrow money to run the government nn
he pleases. If over there was an Im
peachable crime by n president it Is this
gold burrowing without authority of
Mr. Sherman seems to think It Is
about tlmo to em loose from oven ap
pearing to in'lotso such action though
ho would llko to do by law that which
Mr. Cleveland is doing without law.
a jirri;m;.NT w.tv or uoixi; it.
Notwithstanding the announcement of
President Cleveland thnt the ndmiulb
tratlon has not changed Its policy as to
Hawaii, there has been a very decided
change In the way of conducting Inter
national business with the little repub
lic. Instead of dispatching n pcrtunui
representative with sealed unWrs (mint
ing the accredited ministerial represent,
ntlvo there, a rear admiral of the navy
has been given open Instructions to re
port to tho present minister und to con
sult with him on oil points that may
arise, "seeking his opinion nnd ndvica
whenever practicable upon the employ
ment of the forces under your com
mand." And it will be noticed that es-
,'ccjai stress la laid upon the injunction J
to bear in mind that "the dlplonuil
nnd pilitiiul Inloresln of the I'nltel
Stnti s ai" la his charge."
It Wotil I have saved Mr, Cleveland tm
little Iniinlliatloti and the country a deil
of Kh.itne if he hnd recognized the mine
obligations of law, cusloin nnd decency
when he first dipped Into Hawaiian af
fairs. If It had not lieeti for the unwar
ranted interference with the acta of
Minister Stevens two years ngt, there
Would now be ho occasion for the public
announcement Hie president makes
through the Associated Press that he lias
no object In sending a wnrKhlp to the
Island other Ihnn the protection of the
persons and property of American clll
rrtis. No other object would linve been
suspected, nor would he have thought
hlinelf called upon to titter a word on
Hut there has been a change In the
ndmlulstratloti'n policy. Cleveland him
srlf hns told congrcsB that his orlglnnl
plans failed. What those plans were
must always remain a matter of con
jecture, though based on very strong
evidence that they were disgracefully
un-Atnerlcail In their Inception and
without the warrant of law or precedent
In their execution. It Is certainly In ev
idence that the lesson then learned was
not wholly lost upon Ills Sclf-stiHlelency.
wiiniii: is tiii: ihu.i.aii wiii:at?
How long will It take the American
farmer to forget the campaign cry by
which his vote for a change In govern
ment was solicited? It was In the pro
gramme of promised blenslngs that dol
lar wheat would bo one of the results of
a Republican defeat.
The farmer himself knows how far he
has come short of a realization of the
glittering promise, lie has the facts
brought to his mind every time he goes
to market, every time he has an Install
ment of Interest to pay, and every time
his wife wants n new dress or his chil
dren a pair of shoes.
. The secretary of agriculture han had
figures mado which will present n10
matter to everybody who can rend so
thnt ho can understand it ns well as the
farmer, and with the man who plows
the ground and sows the seed every
body la compelled to participate In tho
distress that romes tram the result.
In the forthcoming report on farm
crops for Inst year It Is shown that In
lSao-02 tho average price at the farm for
each bushel of wheat was "0." cents.
This was during the yeais of protection
of American industries under the Mc
The llrst year after the change that
was brought about by false promises
and deceptions of all sorts, the farm
value of tho product fell off .2.0 cents n
bushel, and last year tho average price
was 27.0 cents less than tho average for
the three yearn Hrst named.
From Slt.9 cents a bushel In 1S91, the
price for which the farmer must sell his
grain has now fallen to an average
price of 40.1 cents, and who can tell how
much farther down' It will go?
The farmer has had a lesson ho will
not soon forget. The vision of dollar
wheat has long since passed from view.
Under tho most favorable conditions It
must be years before the wreck under
which the country's prosperity llc3
burled can be wholly cleared away. The
llrst move has been mado to begin tho
work, but every deluded voter whoso
eyes have been opened will have to lend
The senatorshlp contest will be over
with to-day and the Kamas legislature
can henceforth devote Itself to the ordi
nary business of the session. If the sen
ate will co-operate with the house In ex
pediting business there Is no reason to
doubt that everything necessary can be
accomplished within the fifty da;. s limit
without any crowding or rushing. It is
far better to keep business moving from
the start than to try' to dispose of half
the session's work In the closing week.
It matters not who was primarily to
blame for tho troubles between the
Hrooklyn trolley company and Its em
ployes, the fact remains that the condi
tion growing out of those troubles Is a
gross wrong upon nn Innocent public
and ought to be summarily dealt with.
Some other method must bo found for
settling labor troubles thnn that which
makes tho public, which Is In no sense
a party to tho quarrel, tho chief suf
ferer. Senator Hugh's declaration that "the
Democratic party has torn down until It
has nearly torn down the country" Is
not In tho nature of news, but It Is quite
n refreshing admission coming from a
Southern Demoeratlo statesman.
The supremo court has ordered the re
lease of Debs nnd his associates op
52,000 bonds. It will bo only fair for
Debs to except the supremo bench here
after when ho holds "the Judges In con
tempt." The courso of tr.uo love doesn't seem
to run any smoother in tho case of nn
experienced nnd thoughtful old gontle
mnn like Casslus M. Clay than It does
with a gay young blado of only 10 or 50.
Tho three lady members of the Col
orado legislature toko their hats off on
entering tho assembly hall, nnd as the
session warms up they may take some
of the male members' hair off,
"It is hard to see," lemarks a contem
porary, "Just where a presidency Is con
coaled In Mr. Carlisle's, present llnnnclnl
scheme." Have you looked among tho
The sooner congress lots up on "cur
rency reform" and provides some prac
tical way of raising revenue tho sooner
the government's financial embarrass
ment will b relieved.
DAYS OF FIVEjCENT COTTON,
lepliir.ibli t'liuillliiiii In the Smith I'roin
the Mliiuiii:meiueiit of America'
Five, cent cotton has tausht the farmers
of the South a harder lesson than they
have reeeivid line i-cc-sslon. AH over ag.
rleultural Dixie bouuds of lamentation have
gone up and Btininua of discontent have
indicated thu tniktahle ilymibty of the cist-
while King Cotton. An extensive planter
Of South Carolina talked lleely to a Nuw
York Mall niul Rxpre.-,. nportcr over the
condition of the faimeis of that section,
Tho amount of euitoii In thu South
Drought Into tight up to the end of 1W
leached U,7i,5l7 buleb. 'fills Is moru than
tho entire crop of uny year previous to J6S7,
and not near all this je.ir's yield has been
niurketod. As n result of tho glut prices
have fulien to 5 emu n pound, a llguro
which scarcely covers tho expense of get
ting the cotton Into the ground and pick
ing It oft of It.
"South Caiollnu fiiimers bctran the sea
son In debt to the uurehunts for udyunctsi
uf provisions, took, mid fertiliser's. Now
they ore tumble to ii.-ar up their accounts
and In bomo section mortstages on thu
lund hnvo been foieclused and cuttle, fod
der und grain have hnn mid out of the
country to tatlsfy Ileus. Farm rents are
far above their value, n somo Instances
amounting to half the market price of the
land. The merchants bm, of course mn
bariasscd, and bla;mUh$ and wgcu-
iv d.ers have been crippled with the rest.
How the colored ptople me going to
n .ili" out 1 cannot cny They nre relyhiT
mi employment ns hand, bat there h lit
tle left for Ihem to do. Not more limn SS
a month will be paid for llf b"t el.is of
farm work. Some of the i mailer neuro
p!nn!M Intend to nlmiidoli Ihelr nhptoflt
nhle holdings nnd wnrk out. Thlr. will swell
the nl,it supply, while white PlntH'-s will
trv to net along with less hired Help t e
ntnltitr rnon. As n mnllu of fm!, how.
ever, the only opes who linv made money
! ive ben the mn on snlarj lit tner-
hiint' lerk and the n sr-i ptowiu.m.
"The senmn ends for the farmer with
i tumid debts nnd empty bnnk iiccotmts.but
with bursting bams nd full Intders. They
mil not starve and liny nre not dlrronr
nerd. Already you may hear the cheerful
iree liaw' ns they drlV" nut their tnlile
tenins to break Up the ground far nuother
"There will be a reduction In this year's
I'cltoti nerence In my vicinity nt pethap
20 per rent, The plantrs enniuit afford to
buy so miieli ptnitio nnd other fertilizer?,
for one things they will be unable to hire
it rrent deal of help, for another; nnd for
a third, they nre talking of (tolling In for
dlveislfled farming. Tho cry of 'hog mid
hominy' hns been mined In my stntc, and
the old hog-kllllng days nre coming back
"I brlleve thnt It 1 nut rorrfet polltlcnl
economy, hut It U the hnrdoit kind of iik
rletiltnrnl sense never to buy for ronstimp
Hon nn the fnrm wlmt ran be mined upon
the farm. Our people will rnl.e mote grain,
more truck, more cattle and Iioki this year
than Inst. They will feed theirieve, an.l
cotton will simply lie the stirpltir crop.
"We cured n good deal of h.irnn Inst year
mote, I ntn loM, than In any year slnci
the war. Hut the f.irtner.s went In for rais
ing a few pnnipercd big hogs Instind of
dtoves of pigs. We want to produce more
pork; we nnt parkerles in South Caro
lina; we should not rely for our meat on
the Chicago stork yards.
"Tobacco, would have paid ur better than
cotton, and the fnrmets may go In for some
of the profit that now accrues tn grower.'
of the weed In Kentucky, Virginia and
Tennessee. They will r.ilce (leorgln wat
eiinelous; they will set up lJCe gums and
main: their own honey; they i 111 rrtndl out
more sorghum; they will get rid of the In
Jtnloiis credit system and will learn to rely
on their own bruins tnther than on speclnl
at tiii; tiii:ati:us.
If you go to tile Contcs this week you
should make It a point to g"t to the tbe
ater about 9;1S. You will still bo there In
time to see the circus parade nnd thu
ling performance, which are well worth
your money, and you will miss two acts
of very tedious Introduction. "A Coun
try Circus" 13 a clever idea. The popu
larity of the circus with all classes of
people, Its novelty as n stnge fenturc,
the means of advertisement It affords,
nil serve tho purpose of moneymnklng,
and it is not strange that Messrs. Jef
ferson, Klaw ,t nrlnnger have reaped
rich rewards from this attraction since
it hns been placed before the public. It
does seem, however, thnt they might
have found a better means to Introduce
the circus feature. J'rom the title one
could not expect other than rural
scenes and rural characters, but In this
Instance they arc Indly drawn, al
though played by people capable of bel
ter things-. There Is much talk, a good
deal of ridiculous rustic foolery, but Ut
ile action nnd n mere gllmps" of a story.
The nlliged humor Is positively sloppy.
Those who Pke this sort oi thing
should go early. It Is hflnn'ess except
for the time it takes, on.!, .is said be
fore, It can be avoided by go'm: late In
time for tho real show.
As a stage circus these managers
have put forth a pi rformnnco that Is
entirely enjoyable. It comes nearer the
circus idea than would have been be
lieved possible, and while the perform
ances nre wonderful accomplishments
mo element or comedy is not wanting.
William Showles, the celebrated bnre
bnck rider, on a white charger, does
porno wonderfully rneefnl riding and
pome remarkable i untlng. Although
tho size of tho rlnt ; ;o!udM the-speed
of the circus, the . irmance Is never
theless a very lot dtlng one. William
Conrad has a d, erroneously named
"Tramp," for he Is gentility itsplf. He is
probably the most highly trained ca
nine In the matter nf performances. I.a
Hello Tina, a graoful and symmetrical
little creature, gives a wonderful per
formance on tings, trapese and horizon
tal bars. A selm..l of Shetland ponies
nltord great entertainment with tblr
marches, leaping, teterlng and tricks
Luclana Tatall, nne of the most sym
metrically formed athletes ever seen on
the local stage, gives nn amazing ex
hibition of contortion,, performing on
suspended ring. A pony called Mul
doon comes pretty near being the star.
He Is a wrestler and his encounter Is
vastly Intelligent and very amusing. The
great feature, however, Is the closing
one the tumbling, gun twirling, pyra
mid building nnd balancing of the Has
Mn Ben All troupe of Moorish nerohats.
Some of thesn were seen here before
with "The Last Days of Pompeii." They
have a strong man In their number, his
prlnclpnl feat being tho holding of elev
en men In the form of a pyramid.
Ono does not get tho life and dash of
the circus, but there Is tho great advan
tage of nearness, nnd that Is consider
able. The engagement ought to be a big
one. Last night's nudlence was laigo
and enthusiastic. There will bo a
Tho great novelty nt the theaters next
week will be Uagenbeck's trained ani
mals, those wonderfully Intelligent
beasts of prey thnt have been trained
Into the mildest form of conduct and
taught feats that were one of the great
wonders of the world's fair. It was the
Intention of Hngenbeck tn take the an
imals back to Hamberg, Germany, after
tho close of tho fair, but tho attention
attracted during the great exposition en
couraged him to take them on a tour,
nnd that ho has done at enormous ex
pense. They will be seen nt the Audi
torium Monday evening and the remain
der of the week, with matinees ever)'
day after Monday,
Miss Carrie Turner, ono of the fore
most actresses of this country, but ono
who has not been beep In the West for
a long time, will be nt tho Coates next
week supported by ono of tlm strongest
dramatic organizations seen In this city
In a long time. The Hrst hnlf of the
week she will play "Tho Crust of So
ciety." Sho has outdone all otherB who
have attempted the role of Mrs, Hast
Inke Chnppel. Her company Includes
five distinguished lending people Miss
Rleanor Carey, Mr. Joseph Whiting, Mr.
Hdgnr I.. Davenport and Mr. Eugcno
Thursday evening of this engagement
n play by Mr. Sutton Vane, an Hngllsh
dramatist, entitled "Under Compulsion,"
will bo put on for the first tlmo In Amer
ica. This will glvo Knnsas City a new
experience, and with such a company It
will bo nn exceedingly Interesting one.
The Grand will next week hnvo "Tho
Span of Life," ono of tho most sensa
tional of melodramas.
John U Sullivan will open a week's
engagement at tho Ninth Street next
Perils or a 1'hysli i:i".
Cincinnati Unqulrer: "Tho worst I was
ever frightened," tnld Dr. K. D. I.uens. ut
thu Unmet, "was when called at midnight
to attend a man, reported to bo in a dying
condition. When I reached bis bciUlde ha
was dead, nnd had been for several hours.
His wife stood neur seemingly culm, anil
when I told her that her hufcbuud was
dead, she said: io is not dead you nrq
a phvslclau nnd must cure him. If you do
not I will kill you.' 1 looked at her ami
saw that I was iilimo with a munlac und
tho corpse of her husband. In her hand
tdia grusped a pistol, und It was evident
that she wns determined to use It if I did
not rcstoio U(e to her husband 1 knew
that I must keep my self-posssslon or all
would bo loPt, and felt bis puUe, leaned
over him us If listening to h'M heurt beats,
and finally tuld 'You are, light. Ho Is
not dead, but must not be. disturbed; he
will awaken In the mornlnx. As soon as
ho awakens give him this tiiedlclne, ami
I poured somo drops Into n glass of water.
Fortunately, tho woman was satUtled, and
allowed mo to leave. It was a very nar
row escape, and 1 felt relieved when the
woiniu was taken to au insane asylum."
NOT ROOM FOR THE CROWD.
MAitt.v o.M: -"t'.AM) tiri.i:.Ns at-
TCMtllll. t. AT !t l;N1i:itiAINMI:.Nr.
.seine Item irtulMc Tests ttlien I hit Pleased
the lt"lleter nnd Confounded tho
Mirpllc-Wlll Appear at tlm
Auditorium .Nrt Week.
The benefit jenhec of John Slater at
Miiflc hull Inst night, the proceeds of
which weie turned over to Mayor Davis
for the benefit of the poor of the city.
wns attended by on nudlence which
troweled every available Inch of fpace In
Ihe hall. Just CSS people paid 25 cents each
to witness the enlcrtnlnnicnt nnd ns a re
Mill 4247 were turned over to the mayor,
every cent of the proceeds being devoted to
charity. Mr. Slater will give nnothtr char
ity benefit at the Auditorium one week
from to-morrow night.
The hall teats only T25 people com
fortably, but 2f.S more managed to jqucezi
In. They tood up against the unlit they
fat on the Jteps of the stage; they perched
on the orchcutn railing nnd they crowded
the gallery to suffocation. It w.ib an nud
lence which was thoroughly en rapport
with Mr. Slater and the remarkable feats
he performed were heartily applauded. Ami
the feats he performed were remarkable In
every respect. Tho most rkepllcitl admitted
the marvelous gift which enabled Mr. Slatci
to dig down Into the Ihea of thee prtcent
nnd bring up things hidden for years,
Mr. Slater, on beginning his entertain
ment, thanked the people for coming out
in Biich large numbers; he thanked Mr. M
II. Hml.on for the tree un of tho hall for
the benefit of the poor of the city; the
lliii!soiiKlnibrly Printing Company for
fteo printing; the Kansas City cable cotn
pnnlfs for pel milling the posting of no
tices of the meeting In the cars; the Mason
.1 Ilamblln company for the use of chairs;
nnd In riferrlng to the press he said: "I
wish to thnr.lt the Journal, World, Stnr.
Mnll and no other paper." (Applause.)
He then Invited the people to deposit arti
cles they wished "lead" on the platform.
The Invitation wns ncceptcd by the nud
lence and for several minutes the air wns
thick with and the platform soon full of
canes, notes, umbrellas, knives, hnmlker
rhlefs, photographs and scores of other
articles. Mr. Slater advanced, and, with
out more ndo, said that the Hrst thought he
had lecelvcd as he came Into the hall was a
sensation of unrest and dissatisfaction ns
he brushed against a gentleman In the
aisle. The gentleman wanted to know If a
Certain affair connected with a marriage
would turn out O. K. or not. A gentleman
In the rear of the hall rose nnd mid thnt
was right nnd Mr. Slater Mild the affair
would eventuate satisfactorily.
Mr. Slater picked up an open note to
which was attached a pink ribbon. He
said n laugh was connected with the note
nnd that the matter will be all right.
A young lady In the audience acknowledged
having sent the note up and he informed
her she had left home at 0:10 o'clock ond
thnt she had remarked the tlmo to her
companion. Also that a young man, whom
lie called by name, had given her a lottery
ticket and she wanted to know if the
ticket would win. -Mr. Slater did not pre
dict the success or failure of her hopeb In
A pocket handkerchief wns next picked
up and Mr. Slater said he received the im
pression of pleasant surroundings and a
ehcerlul home. He callenl for the owner,
and, after a minute's delay, an old lady
sitting on the edge of the stage spoke up
and said the handkerchief wns hers. Mr.
Slater v. as vexed at the delay nnd totscd
the handkerchief to her without further
"That lady over there wiping her mouth,"
called out Mr. Slater, "came here wonder
ing whether her husband would get n cer
tain position he Is very anxious about."
The lady addressed raid that was right and
Lslie was comforted with the assurance that
the position was forthcoming.
.Mr. Slater paced back and forth a min
ute with closed eyes nnd Middenly called
out n name which he said wns connected
with a marriage. He said this wns a pri
vate matter nnd then ho darted down the
aisle nnd confronted a lady sitting there
with the declaration that she was wonder
ing whether she hnd better marry I.eroy.
The lady blushlngly acknowledged the toft
Impeachment and wns informed that bhe
would be married to I.eroy September 2j
and that they would be hnppy.
Mr. Sinter then said he received a thought
that a certain lady sitting close up In front
was disgusted with her task of keeping
accounts and that she was tired of figur
ing up unpaid dues; she had lemarked
at the supper table that If she was elect
ed ngaln sho wouldn't have the oillce If
given a salary'. The lady declared amid
applause that "that was right."
A knitted purse was picked up from tho
pile cf articles and Mr. Slater said he re
ceived the Impression that the owner was
a lady who paced up and down when think
ing deeply. The owner said that was not
right. "Well, you dance up nnd down
when you nre excited," exclaimed Mr.
Sinter triumphantly, nnd the lady said
Money Turned Over to Urn Mayor.
At this point Mayor Davis was called to
the platfoim and the proceeds of the en
tertainment, amounting to 1247, were hand
ed over to him. Tlm mayor made a few
remarks, during which ho said;
"This money comes at a very oppor
tune time. To-day 130 men applied for
work; there are. now on tile In my ofiico
100 applications for coal. The Provident
Association, tho Helping Hand Institute
and the other charitable Institutions of the
city are doing much to relievo the distress
but the demands nre very great. Every
cent of this money will go toward buying
coal nnd groceries for the debcrvlng poor
of the city, as good a class of laboring
men as there nro in tho country, but who
nre without employment.
"We nre not all spiritualists to-night;
wo hero aro of all creeds and all beliefs.
Hut that religion is a good one which
loves our fellowman, (Applause.) Any
religion Is good whoao exponent will olfer
tho proceeds of a whole entertainment to
the great cause of charity. On behnlf of
tho suffering poor of this city I tender my
thanks to Mr. Slater, the greatest medium
In the world, and to the people who have
come out to.nlcht.
".My 'control' tells me (laughter) that Mr.
Slater will glvo nnother entertainment
ono week from next Wednesday night
at the Auditorium, the entire proceeds of
which will go toward charity, (Applause.)
The time will come In tho years that are to
bo when It will bo a great thing to have
seen John Slater."
The mayor then picked up the J2I7 and
put them In his pocket, remarking that
thl3 was n gooil night for footpads, Mr.
Slater tpoke up and enld that If tho foot
pads stopped the mayor, John Slater's
gift would find tho footpads out,
Tho entertainment then proceeded. Mr.
Slater picked up a photograph and paid
it was the plcturo of a Ijdy who had suf
fered a great deal dining her life. The
lady who had sent the picture up admitted
the correctness of tho declaration,
Mr. Slater pointed his linger nt a lady
in Ihe audience und nbked her If she know
anyone whote Initials were A, J. II. She
replied thnt sho did not, "Oh, yes you do,"
declared .Mr. Slater. Don't you remember
(naming a man), who icrt lingland
twenty years ngo and who has never be.eu
heard from to this day?" The lady an
stverrd quickly, "Oh. yes. I remember: he
was my cousin." "Well," replied Mr. Sla.
ter, "yon write to Stockton, Cal., and you
will get nn answer right away,"
One of the Iteni.irlilllile Tents.
Ono uf (ho most remarkable tests of
the evening was when Mr. Slater pointed
to n mlddle-age'd man standing against tho
wall and told him his son, who had been
drowned, was standing beside him, und
that before coining to the meeting thu
father had thought of a certain man,
naming him. The man admitted tho fuet
and was told that his son said that ha had
investigated nnd found that the person of
whom the father was thnlklng was In
Outhrle. O. T., but that ho (the father)
would have to pay for the horses which
had been stolen. The man admitted that
every fact stated was true.
A pear-shaped pin cushion wa3 picked
up from the pile and Mr, Slater said the
person connected with It was of a Very
lively disposition and he sang a sprightly
song, which was recognized by the lady
w-ho had sent up Ihe pin cushion ns being
the favorite of the lady connected with the
pin cti'hlon. Then a pathetic song wns
sung nnd this, too, was recognized by the
Mr. Sinter picked out a man standing
ngilnst Ihe wall nml he said that he wns
Ihe man of whom he (Slater) had spoken
in his seance Sunday nl&ht as blng sorry
he couldn't come on neounl of rheiltna.
Ilsm. The gentleman admitted that this
was correct. He was then told that on
coming to the meeting .Monday night
he had had n hard run for Ids car. but
hnd mlsed hecnlise he had been delayed
by having lo wait for a lady to get her
bonnet fixed straight. The gentleman ad
mitted this fact and Mr, Slater ran down
the aisle and picked out an old lady, who,
he said, was the lady who had delayed the
gentleman with thciimatlsm. The lady
was his wife, nnd She admitted that she
was responsible for the delay,
This wns the Inst test of the evening nnd
the nudlence was dismissed.
The charily benefit nt the Auditorium
one week from to-morow night will bo the
last performance Mr. Sinter will give In
Kansns City. His public seances will be
resumed lo-morrow night at Btrope'n hall,
Ninth ami Central streets.
WORK OF THE LEAGUES.
Iter. It. T. Mnllh Tells nf the Inflllellre
Ihey Are Quietly P.tertlng
At the meeting of the Ministers' Alli
ance, held yesterday morning. Itcv. it. T.
Smith, pastor of the Summit Street Meth
odist church, rend a paper on "Our Law
and Order I.eniMics," nnd It nns decided
to Include the Second nnd Sixth wards In
the lellsloux canvass, which Is practically
completed. In Ihe com so of hl paper
Itcv. Mr. Smith, who Is one of Ihe leaders
of the West Side l.engue. nnd took n prom
inent part In the visit to the rlty hall to
call upon the police commissioners last
"The action of the Law and Order
Leagues has n restraining Influence upon
both the saloons and the drug stores. I am
conversant wli the work of the West Side
League only, nnd 1 know the Influence It
exerts Is salutary. Committees from the
league go to the saloonkeepers nnd In a
quiet way tell them that they are violating
the law. The representatives of the league
make no threats. They simply say that
they have obbcrved und know. This has Its
effect. The drug stores are pretty careful
now not to sell liquor except on a physi
cian's prescription. The league raises tho
standard of the community In which It
operates, for It crystallizes the moral sen
timent and purpose of tho people. Good
citizens become. Interested .and ally them
selves with the movement. Now, coming
down to the tangible results of our work,
I may say that we have razed eight sa
loons on our side of the city. One building
wiilch was formerly a saloon Is now a
church, and another Is a grocery store.
One saloonkeeper we drove out tried live
times to set himself up at dllfercnt points
on our side, but we watched him too close
ly. 1'lnally we shipped him to the Hast
side. 1 don t know but what we might to
nave a devil's half ncre composed of sa
loons, but we must see to it the acre la
not too near any of our churche3.
'.Now, what is the character of our or
ganization? It Is composed of representa
tives of the churches, members of Chris
tian Rndeavor Societies, with the pastprs
of the churches and the presidents of the
Undeavor Societies uctlng as nn advisory
board. To the'se nre added from time to
time shrewd business workers who show
that they nre interested In the work. We
do not desire numbers. If you get every
body into the league you do nothing. Some
people have the Idea that If you have a
large membership you are sure to accom
plish a great deal, but we find that such
Is not the case. We never publish our
nlans. We think we know too much to
give our plans publicity. We simply have
an understanding among ourselves. We
hnve hnd a programme but once that I
can remember. We get our evidence se
cretlv, and very often the work Is done by
a committee, whose members the league
may know nothing of. We nre non-pollt-leal
anil we are not spasmodic. We nie a
conscientious belief materialized. We work
through the city officials, who are sworn
to carry out the laws when we can. We
never" court newspaper ndt'oritity 'iind've
never cavil. In nil our actions we nre
guided by three principles. We never
sleep, but are as vigilant ns tho enemy Is,
We try to treat men as we would have
them treat us; nnd last, we recognize that
God Is behind us."
The paper was not discussed, except that
Rev. It. K. Shawhan, of the Helping Hand
mission, slid that he believed the subject
was worthy of serious consideration, be
cause he hns doubts as to whether Chris
tian ministers should lake ran In the move
ment. On the conclusion of Rev. Mr. Smith's
paper the report of the central committee
on the religious canvass of the city was
called for. Rev V. II. Price, chairman of
the committee, said the canvass Is almost
completed, but that the tough portions of
the Second and Sixth wards have been left
unennvassed. He then suggested that the
Alliance set apart a small sum to defray
the expenses of members of the Alliance
who might volunteer to canvass those
sections of the city. This gave rise to
some little discussion. Rev. Dr. J. W.
Love said that he considered the expense
would be greater than Rev. Mr. Price
thought. Rev. Dr. T. R. Vassar thought
ten days would be needed for the canvass
of the parts of the city under discussion.
Rev. F. D. Altman was of the opinion that
the canvass of the cltv need not embrace
thoe places at all, while Rvangellst Shaw
han said that ho thought It would be n
great humiliation It the Alliance did not
obtain a complete census of the North
end. Rev. Harry Woodcock spoke In tho
same vein. Rev A. W. Kokcndorffer spoke
briefly. Rev. Mr. Price's motion was then
nrrled, und, shortly nfter the meeting
broke up, he announced thnt a meeting of
all those who ore willing to engage in the
cnnvnss of the North end will be held nt
the Helping Hnnd mission at 1 o'clock to
A Disappointed Mother,
Springfield Graphic: Anxious mother
"Did I hear Mr. Watreasnu kiss von In
the conservatory to-nlgbt. Jennette? I am
snro I heard a very suspicious sound."
JcunnettH (almost SO) "No, mother. That
sound came rrom mo dining room. You
lemeinber tho door wns open."
Anxious mother "Oh, my child, what a
night of disappointment this has been for
A I.I, OVRIt MISSOURI.
There Is not a vacant store room In Ham
ilton. Maryvllle churches will hereafter be car
peted with body lirusscls. Nothing Is too
good for Maryvllle.
Monroe City Is putting on airs slnca tele
phone connection with a number of Mir
roundlng towns was completed,
Lexington Is bound to have a bridge
across the Missouri if It takes another
twenty years of talk to build It.
Jefferson fity Is chuckling over the
rumor that the Missouri Pacific railroad
shops are to bo removed from Scdalla, but
tho Prairie City Is not alarmed,
Southwest City Is asked to take a hand
in the building of the proposed railroad
from Rentonvllh' to Ohctopa. Kas., and
can't very well afford to have the Hue
pass It by.
If It turns out thnt John O'Day really
has got control of the 'Prlsco road, Car
thage expects to participate with Spring
field In the benefits that will come to South
There Is certnlnlv some foundation tnr
the cheering prospects of llrookfleld for tho
coming ieaon, basement walls for no less
than three new biiblncss houses having
been already put In.
A llrookfleld Inventor believes he has
solved the vexed question of separating
g&ld from sand oy a dry process, and has
aircany uien auereu large siimb lor an in
terest In his prospects,
Farmers who read the newspaper ehoull
know by this time thut it Is mighty ,-sly
business to accept a check from a stran
ger. The money of the nation Is good
enough and still none too gaud.
Dawn Is a snug little village In Llv'ip,
ston county, with a flrst-class roller mill, a
well established creamery and u number of
good stores, If any of Its rivals get ahead
of It they will have to get up before Dawn,
The word of Kdltor Laughlln is suf.
fielent authority for the statement thut
Monroe ity has the biggest inula in the
United States, standing eighteen liamU
high and weighing l.Suo pounds In his bare
A fish culturlst of Carlervllle would
like somebody to tell him why It Is that
his German carp are dying olf, It Is be
cause tiny arc not lit to live In a country
that produce! such fish as are native to
Missouri. U pays to raise good llsh, as well
as the best of everything else.
There Is little prospect that the Taylor
brothers will be tried before the regular
March term of the Carroll county court.
For some reason or other, known only to
the manipulators of mysteries In connec
tion with the practice of law, neither side
will be ready for trial on the 23th.
"Shall woman ride the bicycle?" 's the
problem of the hour,
For women must hate problems 'lis a
pntt of woman's dower,
"Shall Komen smoke?" has gone quite out;
"Shall woman vote?" also.
Iltlt "Phnll she bike"" 's the point 'boUt
which Just now she wnnts to know.
"She shall," 's the answer I would give,
bcenuse I would not llko
To see the woman I ndmlte perched high
neon a "bike:"
'From wiint I know of woman's will, of
whnt she does nnd don t
I'm curtain If man says she shnll, she'll
tell him that she won't.
And, further, I would like to see the point
vetoed or signed,
For 1 would really like to know what next
will vex her mind.
Will It be "Shnll she drive a cnb7" or
"Shnll she drive n 'bus7"
What other of our follies will she want to
share with us?
Oct all the problems rettled. Let tin Jenow
Just where we slnlul.
So that wo all mny reach at last the happy
Hut mark my words, howe'er 'tis solved,
on cabs or votes, or "bikes."
I think that woman's sure to do exnetly as
sho likes. -Tit-Hits.
Sausage Cream Sauce
Hiickwheut Cakes Coffee
Roast Rlbs'of Heef Brown Sauce
Drowned Potatoes Corn
Raked Sweet Potatoes
Celery French Dressing
Peach Sponge Corfce
Sweetbreads In Chafing Dish
Coffee Hi own Dread
Oranges Sponge Cake
It may not be generally known that a
dainty menu enrd of vellum may be made
at home with very little trouble. A foun
dation of cardboard Is llrst cut to tho re
quired size, over which the vellum is
stretched nfter being dampened on the
wrong side with liquid glue, the edges he
Ing glued and turned neatly over the card.
A piece of thin cardboard double the size
of the first Is then cut, scored across tho
center with a penknife nnd then turned
back. One half l glued to the menu to
form a lining, while tho other half serves
ns nn easel back. The vellum mny be or
namented with floral or other designs,
which mny be executed In colors, sepia or
A bracelet of rare beauty Is mnde of fine
flexible gold, which, being absolutely elas
tic, can be adjusted to any wrist. The dis
tinguishing feature of the trinket Is Its
design, consisting of a series of Vandykes,
each of which Is tipped with a pure sap
phire, not set In the ordinary way, but
threaded upon gold wire so line us to bo
What an age of advance and knowledge!
All the pretty angels painted since tho
world was made nre wrong. Not one of
them could fly a foot, ns their wings ato
In the wrong place. Correct angels have
wings In the small of the back, If they aro
to My horizontally. Tho woman who
"Makes a jdKu--rtu5:.i tl?V '.'.'.'."JS Er9'.'!!ni"
nnd Indicates her shoulder Diaries, sins
against science. In the future to be cor
rect, she will feel about her waist line for
cmbryotle wings, and find no hint of them.
Golden Johnny cake Cook in the steam
er nnd pulp fine one grain squash (Hub
bnrd is best), thicken one pint sweet milk
with the squash pulp until the consistency
of rich cream; sweeten lightly with whlto
sugar; take three parts Indian menl, ono
part best Hour, the quantity being suf
ficient to make usual Johnny cake batter;
ad about two teaspoonfuls Royal baking
powder, one-half teucupful raisins, ono
teacupful currants, one pinch salt. A llt
tlo good butter worked In when pulping
tho squash Improves the cake.
Mrs. Highstyle "What do you want.
Tramp "Please, mum, If you would havo
one o' your servants give me a cold cut
of some kind "
Mrs. Highstyle "Certainly. Perkins!
Tell the chambermaid to come and stara
at this man without recognizing him."
The woman suffragists who object so
strennoiibly to the word "obey" in tho
marriage service should reflect what an
advance the harmless little word Is upon
tho old Russian custom, which requires
the bride to present her intended husband
with a whip mado with her own hands.
A feature of the marriage service was
a stroke of this whip given by the bride
groom across the shrinking shoulders at
the bride as an earnest of what she might
expect In the future If sho failed In wifely
duty, according to his notions.
The new nnd fnshlonublo velvet waists
nre very dllllcult to mako properly, nnd
should not be attempted by tho amateur
dressmaker. Velvet Is the most dllllcult of
all materials to work on. It seems to
fairly crawl away from one's bold, and It
takes n tailor who understands his trado
to stitch velvet beams without unsightly
puckering. Tho only way to make a s- .
Isfnclory velvet waist at homo Is to have
It of the blouse variety and profusely dec
orated with Jet and ribbons to conceal
Mrs. D'Avnoo "I advertised for a French
Applicant "01 hov been In France,
"Not very long, I guess."
"No, mum; Ol only shtayed long enough
to get the ncclnt." New York Weekly.
.Mrs, Heaiinrt "Why did you have the
face of that Venus tinted with red, Mrs.
Mrs. Parvenoo "I thought no woman
could help blustiln' who didn't have on
no more clothes thnn she has!" Puck,
Chicago Tribune! It hns never been ex.
plained why a woman, In bending a tele
gram to friends to meet her nt a railway
station, never mentions the tlmo when she
expects to arrive, and quite, often neglects
to mention thu road over which she Is
coming. It Is a fact, nevertheless.
The women of Slam entrust their chil
dren to the cire uf elephant nurses and
It Is said the trust Is never betrayed,
The elfllll.'ltit lint belnrr ciik,.Hhln ,A .u.
charms of the sauntering policeman nor
tho torlnl claims of its friends and re.
lallons, is consequently able to devote Its
entire attention to Its charge. The babies
play about the huge feet of tho elephants,
who are very careful never to hurt the
little creatures. ,nd If danger threaten
the sagacious niilmul curls the child gently
up n Its trunk and swings It up out of
harm's way upon Its own back.
Hero Is the latest story anent "Trilby"
and Its truthfulness Is vouched for by the
one who heard It;
A gentleman on a New York suburban
train the other day overheard a girl talking
to three young men. "
"Oh. have you read 'Trilby?' " he aike,i
one of the men, He admitted that he had
not. whereupon the young woman declared
that It was "Just too lovely."
"Who wrote Itr Inquired the Becond
"Weil." the girl replied, "it's translated
froi". '";, ,l nch b" a man named MorUr
and It's Illustrate,! In- . ..,.. ...,..:. .V
j ,, - ' M.WH.-U H QUI.