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THE KANSAS CITY J0U11NAL. FRlliA, FJKftRUARY 8, 189.5.
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LARGEST MORHlhG C1RCULATI0S I, KANSAS CUT,
Washington I'eli 7 1'or .Mlssouti Pair,
probabl) slightly warmei In western por
tion, northwet to north wind diminish
ing. Por Oklahoma and Imllin Terrltor :
Pair, warinei, v tillable wind
Por Kan.ii Pair, warmei , outhent
The Journal doen"t mind admitting
confidentially that It la plent) cold
enough for us.
The coal wnt still inges In Kansas
City, but consume! are bearing up un
der It i.avnges manfull).
It appeal thnt Mi. Pullman has nlo
been unfoi tunnle enough to got Into con
tempt of the Chicago com I.
The nieieuiy has fallen o fm and
hard In Tcmis and otlici Southern states
a to bieak the lecoul badl)
New Haven women have dlscatded tho
theater hat. ami tho men of that town
now write Ifavpu with an extia e In It.
Oregon has decided to take a fall out
of womnn suffiage. The leglslatuie h is
voted to submit a (.onntltutlonal amentl
ment Speaking ot Kanas Miffereis, the cn
the Wet would be grateful just now for
a gtneious contilbutlon of atmospheric
The ttouble about laving a table to
Hawaii Is that It m ly be fifty ve.us be.
foie thej have an moie tun In that
The tlopement of oung natllng, the
fori of the gun man, will undoubted!
bring furth i fusllaiU'.from the p.na
Judge Pee. of Mount Pleasant, la , has
fined a druggist 11,000 for selling whlskv
Tho Pee sstcm Is not at all poptilat
with Iowa druggists
It is a hard munth fot the poor very
wheie hub-zeio vveatliei and Democrat
ic proipeilt make .in uncommonl dls
New Yolk Is to have an exhibition of
liot Halts of tho mo-t beautiful women
In 'he wrld It will be a great advei
tis m nt fur Kansas City
'I be Denioei itlc p.tit.v will bo numei
Uallv mu' h smaller In the next ron
grisi imt u will not bu any moto help
lch tm bvious reisonfc.
Mi I., a s refoim book Is now out,
and D lail.huists s hoon to be is
sued If i hi wmld goes wrong aftei
this, it will be Its own fault
A b ll p.esiilblng death for train rob
bers bus p!si'il tin Missouri house, and
Is likeh j pnP4 tho senate alo. Indian
'JVliituii i-Xi bauges pliase cop
Mi ( niifllv declaie that the llrook
n ni'lk'i.s will maintain an unbiokiu
front Th it Is mini' than Homo ot tho
Ihookbu lui have hot n able to do
Stnu i I.' edy N giving utteiniiuc to
siitli eminent) .einl1ilt ltwn on va
lloui pubjects that his Handing as u
Populli-t l In damsel of serious Imp ill
The Portland minister who tuimd
bank lobbei made a grievous mistake
He xhoulii have eonflned himself to an
rceaslonal extia rueh or the contilbu
Th linan ,jl ltuatlon mi thus be
summed up If toiigiiss passes a eui
rrne bill tin. .idmlnlKtratlon will Issue
bond' If n. i, the administration will
I i lc t nds .111 way.
Jinuan and V'obiuaty nro hid strike
m n'hs ns the itionklu motormen now
realize In fat, theie Is onl ono month
of th' eai that is good to stilko In,
and tlMt i- the thliteenth
The Kansdr. City tllm.ito eMends sym
Prt'h' to Its esteemed conumpoiaiy the
ltdllan rliiii.iie, and trurts It will get
out fiom under thoaa twohc fert of
n"w without serious Injury.
Tho case of the Kanms Clt man win
has been htntmced tu twelve ears' lin-prlsonnn-nt
for stealing jam will make
& deep impression on small boys If moth
ers properly utllUa their opportunity,
Frank KJennlken. Senator Plumb's
private (secretary, has effected a landing
us secretary of the Kansas board of
railroad commissioners it Is believed
thnt Fr nk h-n a future ahead of him
If he can ir catch up with It.
The prejumablo reason why the two
footpads who have been Industriously
working the center of the city have not
held up any policemen Is because they
haven't been able to find any, When
the weather moderates they may have
Chicago's temperance baloon will ke-p
on, tap si beverage which looks and
mehs like beer but doesn't produce jags
It nil) furnish a good coaling station for
bnj who have leen limited to itodii
vvnter nml want to pan on to onie
thing tOURlier. Uhl beer drinkers, of
course, will not Insult their stomnchs
Willi the sltiff
niivvvs -t in: i.im: i tmt.n.
fceroliirj I'ntlhle Ims lakon more than
it week's lime to pnl hlmaplf mi the
subjects embidecil In the Uormnn reso
lution nt Inquiry, mid sllll Ills answer Is
lint lend The vital point uf the trtieiy
ialeil I Id iihovv tint the pllipoe of
the administration In asking for an
thorll lo Issue moie bonds is to Fecute
miiiiey fot the running expenses of the
government. Hut to answer the vnrlous
points of the question In ilotiill would
be lo olllclall expose (he actual pur
pose of the demand made by .Ml. Cleve
land, which Is to deal a llnnl blow to
liver nnd Lomptete the establishment
of gold as tho sole money stnndard
The proposition mnde by CoiiRiennn
Heed, wo nie told by the dispatches of
Wedliesda, was satlsfnitoiy to the "nd
mlnlstiatlon leaders" except In the one
pirtlctllat' that It specllled thnt the
bonds should be nndo p.iahle In "coin '
And It was futther announced that the
admlnlstintloii "tefused to accept any
lull that did not cart mithorlntlon for
n gold bond "
'I he milk In the eocoanut lu exposed
light there. Mi. Clevclnnd professes in
! engaged In a herculean elTol I to sa.'e
tho cotintiy, litlt lie lesoltilely lefnsps to
accept ".ilvatlon unless It comes bound
In gold The light lie Is making Is not
foi money, but foi the tllumph ot the
II evuy possible administrative net
sllvei bis been dlsciedltnl, and now It
Is pinposed to eoeico cougicss Into a
vlitual Indorsement of the polio ')" "
lelslatlvo Intel pi elation of the liability
of the govei anient In the payment ot Its
Wheievei a pioiule to pay in coin
appeals Hi a bond oi a note the execu
tive bianeh of the government sns it
means that pavment mi be mnde In
gold if eonguss can be Induced to au
thorize the woul "gold" to be substi
tuted for "coin" In obligations hereafter
to be Issued It will be tindei stood as an
acceptance of the i tiling of the tienmv
dep.it Unent that gold Is the mlv coin
having a monettuy recognition.
Theie Is whole the line Is diawn and
the people of the coiinti might as well
umki stand It.
V HMi: III ItDMIIMIll.K llli: I'Otllt.
This Is a time when people sui rounded
b the comforts of life should remem
ber the pool. The winter until now- has
denlt klndlv with those 111 provided
with food clothing and fuel, but the
ilgoi" of the season me now at their
height, when the scant smlngs oi even
piovldent people aie in man cases ex
hausted Piom all sides, both lu town
and out, the ei for aid Is heaid.
'I lie numbei of destitute Is not such
as to oci strain the lesotuces of the
charitable minded, but It is incumbent
upon evet.vbod who has something to
spire to come toiward with donations
In Kansas Citv the Piovldent Associa
tion has so fa i kept sufieiing down to
a minimum, but the demands have been
so laigp as lo xhaust the icsouices of
the Institution at the vei time when Us
help Is most needed. It should be nec
ess.ii to onlv make known the fact
that Its funds, aie exhausted to have Its
tieasui leplenlshed In a da, but this
will not be done as long as one waits
upon anothei, thinking that the piesslng
want will be geneioush supplied
Theie is nothing In the wav ot food
oi elothlng that cannot be used to good
puipuso in the absence of money con
tiihutinns but mone.v should be given
to the woik and given futl. There H
no longei am iiustlon as to the wle
and olllcient wav In wlilch aid is dls
ti United bv this institution Pi hate
chailtv. bevond the elrvle of one's per
sonal acquaintances s so often mlsnp
plltd thiough the Ingenious repiesenta
tions ot piofesslonal mendic.inte that the
dlstilbutlon of aid in that wav is an
Injustice- to the vvoilhv pool
The Piovldent Association Is so well
equipped with facilities fur detei mining
the uieilts of eaeh case of destitution
repotted that the suffering ean be leach
ed qlliekh and the telief altoidid be
made elleetunl And the time to do a
good act in this direction Is now
l)ls( III 1)1 1 Alll.l' A 1,1. AlEOtlM).
It now linns out thnt the 5-preckics
famlh was engaged In the eonspli.icy
tor the oveiilnow of the Infant republic
111 Hawaii that Clnus himself advised
the deposed queen to lesoit to arms to
le-establlsh her throne, and that ono uf
his suns supplied the dogs of war wlilch
weio captured lu the hands of the n
suigcnth The significance' of these de
velopments lies lu the fnct that tho
apologists foi the Cleveland policy have
all along lepieiented that the sugar
magnate was engaged In a scheme for
the annexation of the cotintiy to tho
t'nited States, and that tho icpubllc Is
In taet an Institution of his own crea
tion for that specific purpose In the end.
Theie is leally no limit to the ends
leached fm b the average cuckoo to
bolster up the acts of his mnatei . The
flawnllnn pollcj of the pompom dlcta
toi at the White House has been dls
gnceful tlnoughout. The eiy Incep
tion of his "plans" was disreputable. It
was of u piece with every act thnt has
had to do with tho policies of his pre
decessor In office The mennness of his
purpose can be pioperly measured only
b.v the uatow gauge of his pitilotlsm
Ills attempt I" dlSrfr.iee the accred
ited rciuesentaihei of the nation who
wero on tho giouud, and the only au
thority having the means of pioperly
Judging of the true merits of the revo
lutionist uwvemiut, weie outrageous In
tho extreme He proceeded bv stealth
beenute he knew that his plans would
meet with unh.rsnl condemnation If he
made them known In advance. He Ins
not had the suppoit of a single Anieil
iun In high place who was, be)ond the
Influence of Ids powri of vontiol. The
new spa pei contingent that have stood
as his apologlstH have been his puling
abettor In season and out on every
question that has coma up for public
To an) one less obtuse to the humil
iating developments of the latest chap
ter In the recoid of the Hawaiian In
cident the SprecKles e.xpostne would be
the final straw to breul; down his in
iil'ui tiv a nu.co r. ii:.
"Dollar gas Is assured," say thos who
weie Instrumental In beating a propo,
sltlon to give gas consumers cheaper
gas, Just how it la assured Is not plain,
but the hue and cry seems to have ended
to tho complete satisfaction of those
who did the bunco act upon the clly
council and the people at large.
Not only Is dollar gas not asaured, but
the people who bum gas have been pie.
vented from getting that commodity at
a gitut icductlon fromtho piesent rate.
Instead uf Ke'ttlW gas ut ?l.vQ after
March 1 we shall continue to pay I.O.
Horzellc, Tlernnn nnd Ihc Star have
pln.ved their trump cnid nnd have
wreaked their personal eMigenuce en
tho gas c mpanv at tho expense nf the j
people There nre no Indications of the
Siltlitir iirilllintlr... Iirllur nnfAtlliMl mill HO
wn of enforcing the oidlnaiiee which
has the pi mil tllle nt "Tlernnn "
In Hie wnt waged by city ollielnl to
gi illfj peisoiuil feeling Ihe clt suffers
tin mu tin iivck.
ihforunttott from Jefferson Cllv shows
that the senate committee on education
proposes to tnkc n long sttlde back
wnids. In advising the abolishing of the
three state normal schools the commit
lee has made a serious blunder. Nearly
two thousand men mid women over six
teen 5o.il of age from eveiy count In
the state ate now attending the normal
school located at Klrkvllle. Wnrron.
burg and Capo (ili.inleau Tho Instruc
tion nf normal students costn the state
less tlmii $50,001! it Jem. The people
who attend them outnumber many
times the ctnollmeilt of students of like
age In the state's Institutions for lltci
ntv anil sclentlUe ilucntlnn. The noi
mal hohool of this dltitct bu n jeail
attendance of mote than ou students,
who come fioni oei half the counties of
There Is no doubt whatevel that train
ing lu the theotj and practice of teach
ing makes n man or a unman moie ca
pable to dltect tho mciitnl and moral
giowth of chlldien. No Intelligent com
iiiunlt.v would enteilalu the Idea of pei
mtttlng piopli to ptaellce medicine nnd
suigeiy without prevlotisl taking a
course In the theory nnd practice of med
icine. Iiistitictlon In i mill schools, In
high schools, or even lu the Iltciaiy and
sclenlille ilep.iitmeiits of the gie.itesl
universities lu the world, Is not sulll
clent No poison has a legal nr a moral
light to practice medicine until the
needed special training lu the theoij and
pi notice ot medicine has been leeched,
Mcie Knowledge of the bunches lo be
taught is not sulllcleiit piepuiutlon fur
the vvoil: of school teaehei" The pecu
liai function of not mill schools Is to
tialu people to become safe and effective
lustiuctors Noim.il schools do not
stand opposed to unheisltles and col
leges as the uiilnfoimed may think.
Cuheiilt and college giaduatcs are no
moie lilted to teach school without spe
cial tialnlng foi the woil: than they are
to piactiee medicine without hiving
Mlssuuil emplovs over 1J.00J school
teacheis. The geneial public has a
light to demand that unualned tcachcts
nhall not eutei upon the ieponslble
tak ot attempting to make Intelligent
citizens of the huiidieds of thousands ot
Mlssouil bovs and gliW
Judged bv the attendance' In the tluoe
noi mal schools It Is safe to assent tint
no otbei publli educational Institutions
aie closei to ilie heaits of the jieoplc
Public pationage Is we believe, a fall
guago of public cunlldeucc lu nil other
sections ot the Pnited .States, noith,
south, east and west, the noimal se-hools
mo being extendi d, and the ones now In
existence aie being libel allv supported
The legislatuie suielj will not throw us
back wheie we weie in this mattei twen
ty cat's ago.
'i ill. i.xi'ixi i.i ii.vimm:m:i).
There Is nothing that seems to give
moie delight to ceitalu people than a
chance to expiess absurd propositions
upon evei) subject that mav come up
tor discussion This has recently been
exemplified In the Jamison mattei The
com l hud iiu tooiiei given Its opinion
than these wise-acres began to discount
the goveinoi's action. When the had
talked about what he woujd do In u
most knowing manner the began on
Jamison's position as icgaids Ills rep
leseiitHtlou of the heventh waul lu the
novel nor Stone did just exactl what
was right ami propei and hid no dis
position to hesitate in the matter ot Is
suing a commission to Jamison, and
Jamison has done Just exactly what
was proper tor him to do and has re
signed as membei of the lower house ot
the cltv council No one who knew
either of the gentlemen expected nny
Let the ma or now call a special elec
tion fm the Seventh wind and Ihe croak
cts will be silenced on that line of dis
cussion. a I'.Mti.rui. ixvi:srici rtox.
The committee which Is investigating
the stock vmds will go back to Topek.i
with a fund uf knowledge that should
be a jiait ol evei) legislators equip
ment. The committee Is making n most
thoiough Investigation, and Is going
over the ground in un Impuitlal and un
It is evident fiom the painstaking ef
loits of tho committee that the stock
jnrds compiny will not be lu danger of
an unjust lepoit. Pull and free discus
sion Is being accoidid nil Interested
patties, and It enn be lelled on that the
lepott will be- fair and Just.
Tho Cook gang, we aie lufoimed, h ih
now been entlrel wiped out with the
exception of Dili Doolin Ml. Doolln has
been Killed oneo or twice In Interesting
and exciting combats, but Is still able
to attend lo his railway and banking
biiHlnest with reasonable eftleleucy and
President Cleveland has decided the
nia-sll-Argentlne boundary dlsputo in
favor of Ituizil. Those who remember
the supremo couit's action on Mi. Cleve
land's decisions as referee lu New Voik
cases will consider this prima facie ev
idence that Aigentlne's claims wero
The admlnlstiation refuses to accept
Mr. Reed's bill because it piovides for
"coin" bonds insii ml of "gold" bonds.
It will suipiiso man people to learn
that Mr, Cleveland recelvet his salary
iiveiy month In eilsp new tieasuiy
notes without piotest.
Tho Philadelphia mnde a remarkably
slow run to Hawaii, m rhlng there foity
clght huuib aftet the Austialla, which
stalled from S.nu Francisco n. day later,
The man who named the Philadelphia
evidently knew his business.
The attention of the Mlssouil legisla
ture is called to the fact that wicked
boys In Kansas City tlnow snowballs on
Sunda', Docs not this call for some vig
Chief Spiri' Thermometer,
Chief fepeers had a huge thermometer
In his ottlcc until jesterday, and he took
treat pride In the Instrument which re
corded the rle Jni fall of the thermom.
tcr In the room It i nut iecorded thut
the mercury ran high when the ehlef
was notified of the numerous hold-up f lu
Kansas City vVeiliiesda night when he
earne to his ottlc-j Vesterday inornlmr, or
that the sudden change from Its usual
high depot tuient mused the catustrophtf.
but when he hum. it out of the window
jesterday uiteinoon lu set how oatdeor
weather stood the thermomeiei could lot
apparently tnd, the sudlen foil in he
mcieury, and It broke.
I ISAM'IAt, l.i:ltM,1IO.V WIM,
III: KNACl )'!
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tlovi rniucnt t.oan nf
Inn Hundred .Minimis. n 1 ore-
Intd In tlir ".Icinrml," Is mi
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editorial Cotrespondence of the Journal.
Washington, Feb. i", Wo.
In these letter t riinnot give news,
for the Associated Press uttelids to that
two dnjs ih advance of the until. o
Ihc.v must ie confined to comment nnd
opinion, .u one opinion Is thnt no
financial legislation will be enacted thl
congie tiJr do I think mi extra ses
sion one of the probabilities. Monejed
men aie pr.tctlcal people. They set out
to gel n government loin of nt least
.o,000,000, hnd the) have succeeded,
Mr Cmllsli ha given ottt thut a new
100,uo),000 loan Is In sight, and that the
levpuues will likely meet cxpendltuies,
o the "ieervc" will not be In danger.
The Journal, nmong the vety few new
impels, hn kept Its hi'iiil level from the
beginning oi this conplracy and has
maintained thnt the object was to foico
n government loan of about JIOO.OOO.Oio.
Hvent" have veillled this clunge literally
nnd to n dollar. As was ald, moneyed
men are pinctlcnl thev have their loan,
and that Is what they wanted. They do
not caie for legislation, for they fear
that If piessed silver would gnln position
In the cuneney. They diew the gold out
to the point of panic, and Cleveland,
under the cover of his sensational mes
sage', ha negotiated the othet half of
the original demanded loin nnd congress
quletl.v assents to It because he cared
them with his tin eats There has never
been so cow nt cllv nnd unstable a con
gress as this. With foui-llfths of the
Denioctatlc membetshlp opposed to
Cleveland's policy, thev hnvc allowed
him to bully his wnj thiough. It was
a sienilngly despeuite attempt to In
ciense the national debt KOO.OOO.OOO lu
u time of peace and general prospciltv
but It has been accomplished. And
now thnt Cleveland has paid his ante
election debt the countrj will be allowed
to get along as best H ma.
It Is strange how people lose their
heads In the beginning the so-called
"gold reserve" was known to be n sub
terfuge. It lias no warrant In law, nor
had It ever been thought of until Mi.
Cleveland Invented It ilutlng his llrst
teim It was not tecognlred ns nn es
sential feature of out finances by the
Harrison ndminlstiatiun It will be re
inenibeicd that Secietai Poster ex
prcssl.v lepudlaled smli .ui Idea. I3ut
now this whole p.inli and this enor
mous loan has been niineeied upuii the
theoi) that this "rese've" was a sacied
thing, an obligation .'f law, while It Is
oul a mischievous lb lion to enable the
biokeis to woik ptmis and badger the
maiket Some people have been so thin
skinned ns to have theli feelings litut
at the cluuge that i president nnd M
sccietar of the tieasuiy could so far
descend fiom the dlgnlt) of theli high
positions as to engage In u vulgar eon
spli.icy to benefit the money powei.
Some people would die of. dignity If It
wete to stilke In. Who aie these men?
I have suld enough of Cleveland here
tofoie, and Carlisle ean be disposed of
In a sentence. And that sentence is
That as secretarj of the treasut be
has puisued a policy dlametilcnlly
nveise to that lilch as repiesentatlve
and senatoi In idvocated foi twelve
jeats. Theie i- but one of the two
horns to the dilemma In which he has
placed himself He was elthei a dema
gogue, uttPilug what he did not believe
for all those ve.us or he is now lending
himself to a poll v that he knows to be
vicious and destructive to bis counti).
He enn choosi which It is not for me to
disci Imlnate That a conspliaev has
been engineered through Ills depaitment
Is is plain as that It has been consum
mated. Peoplt must understand that
offices are filled by men, and that an
flection does not change the nature of
the elected from what It was us a can
didate. This is i common mistake on
the pait of confiding constituencies And
the public service will suffer as long ns
voteis continue the practice of electing
men to olllee ihey vvould not employ in
their private business. Cleveland was
about equal to tho duties of shcrllt, but
sadly out of place ns, ptesldent. Carlisle
owes his eminence to the sunve and
couiteous healing of a politician who
ran theoiles as statesmanship and com
manded charily for the most glaring
thoitcomlngs by the amenities of per
sonal deportment That is the slpo of
both men, who to-day spoil with tho
vital interests of a great nation, It Is,
however, even better to have the power
to change such In four jears than to
have them Indefinitely under the acci
dents of rojnl blith and descent. Herman-
may hao thlity or forty years of
the Junior William, while we can get
rid of Grover or his like In four. So
much for freedom.
I seo by the Journal received to-day
that the Jumlson-riretneriunun case has
been tei initiated by collapse, and while
ll Is fiesh I want to mako a point lu
regal d to the election bills now pending
befoio the geneial assembly nt Jefferson
City. I havo no criticism to offer ns to
the bills, content to leave the detnlls to
the good sense and patriotic Instincts of
the membtis of the legislature. Only
one thing has surpilsed me, mid that Is
that any man favoilng honest elections
should for a moment favor Interfeilng
with the primary lights or action of
tho people, It Is a blow ut tho very
vlt.ils ot free Institutions. A man, be
cause ho is a man, lias ccttain lights
one of which is to think and act us he
pleases prior to nnd In all things pre
eeding sututui) law. There can be no
Illicit, no fieedom, no honest govern
mciit where tho pilnuiiy lights of the
cltUen me liuerfeud with, It Is of
the pure essence of tyranny. Then the
Idea of lecoguUlug political parties by
law Is something as outrageous as It Is
unique. Sometimes tho very essentials
of good government may depend on
smashing parties, but how can It be
done when the law Bteps in and protects
them against the primary action of the
The case of the "gang" is in e.act
point. Under this primary law the
"gang" for years not only prevented the
honest Democrats of Jackson county
fiom controlling their own party, but
they nominated candidates for ofllces es
sential to them in the Republican party.
This was possible by this innovation of
a prlmai J law subversive of the oilg.
Inal tights of the people. It was an In
vention of villains for their own uses
timl ought to be wiped out. Pass an
honest law for the government of elec
tions, on election day, but Jeave the pil
mary action of tint people untouched.
Such control bj statute li of the essence
of tyrnnnj nnd corruption -anti-Demo-emtio,
subversive of ccr.v Republican
principle, nnd Ueful onl) lo corruption
The poor, pitiful plea I suggested Hint
primary act Inn Is often olcnl and tin
satlsfactor.v Hut If so the honost mem
bem of n purly hnve the redres of orig
inal action lo remedv It thev tan bolt.
Now they e.in't Tlte fact that n party
wa b.v this Infamous law ilebaired from
tunning ti ticket becrttie It did tint havo
at n ptevlous election n certain percent
age ot the voters could only be thought
of bv men who make law to foster their
plunder of tnpn)eip Wipe out the pri
mary laws altogether nnd let the people
alone In their orlglnnl ilglils A man
hits the same right to run for olllee he
has to vote, and he has the same right
to announce himself on the morning ot
election that he hns to c.nt his ballot
mid mi) man has the right to vote foi
him These piltnnry laws mo stibvei
slve of original right and can onlv be
ued for bad ends. V II.
.t. i. oi:it Missorm.
The Mlssouil Pacific pavs taxi on over
JCW.WJ worth of propert) In Cole count).
The Ihe Carthage schools and Professor
bite's olllee are to be connected by tele
phone A course of lectin es I lo be delivered In
Pajette bv Rev Dr. Tigert. formerh ot
Knnas Clt), but now residing In Nash
ville, Colonel Ferdinand Me)er.onc of Sedalla's
nldet and best citizens, died In St. I,oul
Mondav of pneumonia. The H.uette s,is
"the world Is better for Peidlnalid Me) el
having lived in It."
Volume IjVIII of the Missouri court ot
nppeuls report has Just been deposited with
the ecretary of state. It contains 121 opin
ion, of which lift) -seven weio rendered
bv the Kansas Clt com t
Thi Nevada fire depaitment. which de
cided to disband rcccntl), hn changed Its
mind and now wants to "remain In the
service ot the city to light lire, unless oth
erwise ordered by the city utithcilttc "
A Sedalla cltv oidlnanee lequlies that a
red Hag be kept waving upon all houses
wheie contagious dlcne prevail. Anai
chll temporarily In the city will take
notice and govern themelvc according!).
Profesois White and Wharton, of Car
thage, are endeavoring to persuade Ihe
lcgs.ntiuo to so change the laws that cities
the size of theirs may examine theli own
teaehei. They nlo w ant some piovl-lon
made fur having mental arithmetic taught.
Pavctte pi Ides Itself on the fnct of hav
ing as residents within Its bouleis a fam
llv In which one son, 13 )ears old. Is the
posscsor of a phenomenal voice, of won
derful sweetness and puiltv, and anothei,
older, who gives promise of becoming nn
nrtlst of renuwn.
At a meeting at Monett Tuesday of those
Interested In the mnter. It was was decided
to have a grand brass band carnival at
Peine Clt). June J. 4 and S, In which all
the binds at Southwest Mlssouil aie ex
pected to take part. Prizes aggregating t--o
will be dlstilbuted.
A combination of lightning lod and book
peddler fakirs has been devastating the
rural districts of Jasper county. A couple
of well known f.nimeis were astounded to
discover a few da)s ago that contracts
the) had signed for $5 mid $Ji. lespectlvelv
hnd become piomlsor notes foi S'j4 and
A Joplln man has Just leturned fiom
New York, where he has been painting the
hulls of the government cruiser Vesuvius
and the American liner. New Yoik, with
the sub-limed white lead produced lu Jop
lln, for which the claim Is mnde that It is
superior to an) othei A big older Is ex
pected from the government.
Pnglneer "Dad" Pairih, of Sedallu, who
has handled tho throttle on .VI., K. ,L T.
engines loi twenty-four ears cortlnuously,
was surprised b half a hundred ot his
neighbors and fi lends Moncla) night, who
lenilndeil him ll.nt It was his with blrthdn),
and piesonted him with an elegant book
ease and desk In commemoiatlou of the
The Democrat eonsoles Its Clinton con
stituency b) assuring them that the at
tack of measles fiom which the aie so
extenshelv suffering, Isn't a clicumstnnce
to what Vlni shall Is afflicted with, viz. "an
epidemic of twins, so prevalent as to cause
stiong men to fairly quiver v ith helpless
apprehension. ' and adds th it "the fright
ful miktdv I spreading with nlaimlng rap
Idliv rrnlltilble hurll.
Cleveland Pliliidenler- Old Smith
"Want to work for a meal, do vou""
Poor wandeiei "Ye, sli I'm not a
tramp from choice. I want nothing but
what th-e old hands earn"
Oil Smith "Weil, ju see that wood
pile ' '
Wanderer (eager!)) "Yes. jes"
' Well now. vou cut that an "
Wamlerei ilia If an hour Inter) "It's
done, sll "
"I'm-huh' Now thar's four horses to
cuirv, an' a bugg) lo wash, and"
"I'll do them, sir'"
Half an houi later "All done, sir, an)
"Well, not as I know ot but ye might
enrr) in some some loddei and grease thvt
wagon, then we'll have dinner"
OI I Smith (aftei mini h is gone)
"Warned tramp! Hut I didn't lose mueh
on thnt feller. Dinner didn't cost moie
than fifteen cents, got at least 51,n worth
o' woik out of him t'leai savin' by a
rh.iilt.ihle act of JIT, Up th it ghcth to
the pool lomleth to the l.onP"
hnpo-hlC on the Ciilplillliittiil.
Chicago Record Prosecutoi "This swin
dle!, )uur honor, buncoed the plaintiff out
The police magistrate' If the plaintiff
Is a stranger from the countiy I'll give, the
swindle! len davs "
Prosecutoi "Plaintiff's from Phllndel
phia, )our honoi "
The police magistrate "Then 1 give the
defendant sixty dnjs "
Wllnwood banks will have to put up iW
ench under the requirements of the Income
tax law. The newspapers j,et oit with a
Craw ford county spent 7J7 SO fur election
expenses at tho last election, exiluslve of
37; 3.1 which the Judges and clerks were
paid for their services.
Charles Fulr.ill, formeily a lesldent of
Doniphan county, has achieved notoilet)
recent!) by his alleged connection with a
bogus dlvoice mill at Choenno Wells, Col,
The editor of the Dispatch, nt Phillips
buig, stuck Webb McNull foi hats enough
to last him several )e,irs, ou the result of
the senatoilal election, Webb took the Ilur
ton end of the bets,
White Cloud hunters who go out after
rabbits and only succeed in bagging elthiy
five duilng a two-hours trip, come buek to
town and kick because it's such a poor
day for shooting labblts.
Chicken thieves are making very sue
cessfiil raids on tho coops of the good elt.
Izens of Caldwell, and tho News can't
llgure It out on any other theoiy than that
the artists are h)pnotists,
A McPherson man clilins that the soil
In that vicinity U particularly well adapted
to the raising of ecler), and s.os that
iiioi u than enough could easily bo grown
there to supply tho local demand
While In Wue Rapids the other day Hon.
W, A Calderluad, eongiessman-elect from
the Fifth district, wus called upon by a
delegation from the local Republic in Club
nnd presented with a cop) uf Illalne's
"Twenty Years In Congress,"
Commander-in-Chief Law ler, of the
Clam! Army uf the Republic, will visit
Hiawatha February 2, on his way to the
state encampment. The local post has ur
lauded for a reception In the afternoon
and a camp lire at night lu hU honor,
A company has been organUed In Ab.
lene, with JW.OOO capital, to manufacture
and pluce on the market, a recently patented
fence machine which is tuld to have great
merit, Charles Kubach, the Inventor, Is
the manage! of the new company, and Ed
Little Is Its attorney,
Ottawa has a young ladles' evening
school, which has been eitabllshed and put
on a successful batis by the ladles' auxil
iary of the V, M. C. A. The attendance Is
good and Ihe Republican sajs "a happier,
more earnest set of young women could
hardly be found anywhere,"
Hiawatha Is a trifle shy on Pullman
shops, but the possession ot two full-fiedg.
ed physical culture classes, In which the
dear girls da the dumb bell act In bloomers
ot the latest pattern, ought to at least ini
tially console the good citizens of Heibert.
ville for the loss uf that which was lo be
but Is not
t'p In Philllpshuig they have a chief ot
the tile depaitment, who, according to a
local papei, goes to llie-j "dressed in Ills
Pltnce Willie suit und high collar of spot
less white, with Icicles hanging from his
low tut vest and bright red necktie"
I nder such circumstances any dectut Ilie
uurfhl to go out uf its own accord.
BEAR RUNS 0FFWITH A BABY
Thrilling l.tprrlrnce nf Sir, linker In lell
tininly. Ark. I.ffirt f Hie fold.
Little Rock. Ark, Pel) 7 -The coldest
weather ever known In Arkansas In the
month ot February was experienced here
to.da), when at "am Ihe thermometer
registered 12 below teiu, nnd the local fore
caster pi edicts a still greater fall In the
In the rountr) wild beasts have been
mnde ilespeinte and mail) tales of neh en
title are reaching the clt) Near Danville
lit Yell count), while .Mr. Hakcr was at
the cow pen milking, a big bear entered
her hniiffp and mnde off Willi her 4-venr-oM
hlld Alts. linker cave chase with n dog
nnd recovered the child, who had been c
veiely bitten by the bear
J Mnllaid, k Clreen count) farmer,
had a life tussle with a hungry panther
while tn route home, accompanied b) his
13-) ear-old son, acioss Cache bottom. The
panther sprang upon tl,o mule from n tree
near the roadside, nnd the sudden shock
n lull leiicl both father and son half to
diath. After a severe encounter be sue-
ceded lu killing the animal, but received
seveiul gash's from the pnnlher'a teeth.
Wolves, pnnthers nnd bears arc making
night hideous In Ihc bottoms uf Saline, Hot
Spring. MontKomei v nnd Urant rounties.
and leporls rroni there snv the Hock of
jheep of several of the farmers hive been
great!) decimated from attack of wolves,
whU.) loss lu I'nttle nnd hog Is enormous
A wagon containing several negroes was
eh.ed for two mile nrioss the Imttoins In
Woo-rilfT count) b) a pack of wolves, the
men only raving themselves bj a free use
oyf clubs, with which they kept the ani
mals nt bay,
COAL FOR WESTERN KANSAS,
Mvt) t'arliiuds llnvi' Alrend) He i n Orili led
for the s, ttl r on the llle tk
Topcka, Ka,, Feb, 7. (Special.) lp to
this date the board of rallroul commis
sioners have filed orders for sixty curs of
conl for Western Kansas sufferers. Tho
warden of the penitentiary report that
Hie stnte mine can now supply five cars
a dav. It Is likely that the railroad com
missioners will commence to-morrow to
buy coal on the account uf the state fund
of J.'.OOO appropriated jesteida).
The most piesslng demand from the
West Is for ruel. and the cold spell has
made It distressingly in gent.
The alii committee appointed by the
gov ei nor Is receiving read) icponc
from manv parts of the state.
Cats from Wichita, MeLouth. Flllng
linm, Fnloiitown, Ku,. und Turnc), Mo,
have been placed ul the disposal of the
committee mid shipped to points In West
ern Kans i. 'Ilie committee received no
tice )cterduv that the students and facul
ty of the Hate unlversllv had raised
enouch mone.v to purchase a carload of
good which will be -hipped to-da) . Cit
izens of l.iwience have nl-o i.ilsed pro
visions and other supplies which will be
placed In a car and sent out to-day.
J. D. Bnwcrsock, ot Lawrence. Is chair
man of the relief committee which Is do
ing verv nctlvo work In Lawrence.
Mr. Howe leeched a messngc )eter
duy fiom Klngsvllle, Mo. placing a enr
load of provisions and clothing at the dis
posal of the committee. This will nlso
bo dlspoed of by shipment, piobably to
dav. The citizens of Rossvllle and vicinity
hnve contilbuted two e.il loads and ship
ped one to Wallace and Hie othei to Noi
SHIP WITH AFR0ZEN CREW.
A sihnoiier With Three Dead vie n Came
Atdinre at Martha's V liie'itrit.
"Vine) anl Haven, Mis-., Feb. 7 n un
known schooner, encased in Ice, with thiee
of the crew fiozen to the roof of her cabin,
came ashore on the noith coast of Maltha's
Vlnejmd to-da). hhe was at once bouid
ed b) the life savets, who found hei to be
the T H. Dickson, of New Yoik, thence
for Rockland, Me. The bodies weie neai
lv covered b) Ice, and theli limbs were
examination disclosed the tact th it one
of them was Captain Jocph lloatwick, and
jnother was Mate Martin Lee. of the
Dickson, both of Rockland The third Is
"till unidentified, although from his cloth
ing he Is supposed to have been the eook.
Theie was no ti.nce of the rest of the ciew,
and it Is feaied they were washed ovei
bonul and lost.
All that icmalns of the D!cson Is thnt
part ot the deck abaft and ton mast, und
the cabin, In which was toiuul Ihe vessel's
log book, but this contained nothing icfei
llng to her present trip Alongside the
wieck lay i mast and boom, with furled
and close-reefed sail, and It is thought heic
that the vessel stiuck on some reef along
the eoast ilurlng the bad weathei of the
pat few il.os, and was unable to battle
witli the elements.
lining tu finite it the Will.
San Pinnclsco, C.nl , Peb 7 The chlldien
of the lute James ti. Fall have decided to
contest theli fithei's will An attorney
for the daughter. Mis. Herman Oel
ilehs and Miss Virginia Fair, made the
statement In com t to-dav that the pio
bated will would be opposed, und the eouit
allowed a continuance of two weeks to In
augurate the contest Pall's daughters
and his son, Charles L Pali, are acting in
comeit In the matter. The tight ovei the
Pali millions piomlseii to be Ion,: and bit
ter All of the leading la" firms of the city
aie being drawn Into the contest on one
si le or the othei. eioveinor Iludil being one
of Ch.ules L Pali's special eounselois.
.V Mmi 1 ound Head.
C.uthuge, Mo.. Feb. 7 (special ) This
morning the tialnmen on tho .Mlssouil I'a
illlc latlwu) toiind a dead man foui mil s
south of Carthage. His bod) was cut lo
pieces and carried along the track Coi
onci Ritlbreth was notified and had tl o
bod) brought to Carthage to hold un h -quest
Prom papers found on his pet son
he pioved to be Ilaine) Weathertord, n
old bacheloi, of Wells Clt) He Is said
to have lel.athca In Washington eatint)
and .1 slstei living nt Sullivan Hi hud
no means and hud at different times l.,n
in the pool house Veidiet of accideiit.il
death was returned.
s, ttlld With In i.i r,.
H.nkersfield, Cal , Feb 7 E Houghton,
a leal estate dealei and Insui.nuce ngent.
committed suicide In a dramatical manner
heiei this evening. He had become finan
cially emb irrnssed and used sonic mon )
which did not belong to hlni 'Jo-dny two
Insurance at,cnts at rived heic fiom San
Francisco and gave Houghton until 5
o'clock to settle lie piomlscd to have
the mor.e) and. aceoiding lo agreement,
met the agents at the Kein Valley bnk
at A o'clock Hn said he was lead) lo
settle and, pulling a pistol from hs i ock
et, shot himself through the heart He
Si lllll s ill the le llipll.
Thern will be services this evening at
tho Temple, loiner eleventh nnd Oak
stieets The subject of Rabbi Scliulmau's
illscouisn will be, 'Amos a Typical
jiriiip iti:vis iiy wmi:.
Washington, Feb. 7 The wlthdiawals of
gold from the New York sub.treasury to
dav amounted tn t3.Ki.0j". which leaves the
gold leservo ttt,"M,lA,.
Plttsbillg. Kus Feb, 7. (Special ) J. II
Cordon, a workman lu Sheldon mines, had
his hunt so badly crushed by an use ending
us eterday that amputation wus neccs
sar). Little Roik.Alk, Feb. 7-The lowei
house of the Arkansas legislature to.day.
by a vote of 71 lo Jo, passed a bill prohibit
lug the salo of cigarettes und clgaietto
Tho senate has combined tho following
nominations: Robert 11. Uathlel. of Man
laud, to be assistant naal cousiructor In
the navy: fleucral John McAllister Seho.
Held to be lieutenant geneial
Ilrook!)!!, Feb. 7. Ma) or Sihlerm has
vetoed Ihe resolution adopted by the board
of aldermen on Mundiy icioklng the tiol
ley franchises of the IlrookDn City and Al
iunde Avenue Street Railroad companies,
Sedallu, Mo Feb. 7 (Special ) Last
night file desiiO)eil the dwelling of bte.
Phen Drown. Loss, ti.uuj. Insurance, l,"u).
Thomas Kaler. of engine company No .',
while at the fire, had both feet badly fro.
New York, Feb. 7. There was no sight
or sign to-day of the missing LaGascogne,
no Indication of her whereabouts or of the
mishap that may have befallen her. From
those who report all vessel Inward bound
came the same answei "No news" to the
oft.iepeated query; "Is the LaQastozue
Sau Francisco, Feb. 7 Antonio Kzeta
announce his Intention to go to Mexico,
state his case to President Pla and as
sume cciiim md of a brigade lu the Mexi
can arm) If there should 'be war with
Cuutemala with the understanding that
It (iitatemala be couqueied, Salvador
would again be given lo Fzeta to rule,
Chicago. Ill, Feb 7 In the contest of
(ieoige II. Snlft (Rep.) foi the teat uf
Ma)oi Hopkins (Pern). County Judge Car
ter to-da) decided that the county court
had no jurisdiction The case may be
taken to a hither court, but as Mayor
Hopkins' teim enplies next spring. It Is
not considered probable that an) further
action will be taken by the contestant.
if )ou were but n shepherdess
An 1 I h shepherd lad.
Vou'd lister, nnd vou'd say me yes.
And then my life were glad
If nnught save vou I had
I never could be sail,
For happy heirts enn beat, I cues,
llene.ith n shepherd's plnld.
If j, on weie Inn a milkmaid, while
t was n rustic swain,
I'd kiss )ou oft across the stile
Reside the farm van! lane
Nor would )oii give me pain
Hv bidding me icfrnln.
1 think )ou'd droop your head and smlM
And kls mo hick ngnlii.
Hut neither of the shepherd clan
You're daughter of blue blood mar
vvitn millions tniee limes tnree.
And 1 oh I vou'd a glee
That marr) lng poor me.
Would bo a verv silly plan
So I'll not nsk )ou see ...
Mar) Clarke Huntington, In Judge.
TV B? S Jl' I
K W f
PFARL WINGS AGAINST VL'LVHT.
Truth: Hci father "So ) ou have had a
proposal, my d uighter?"
Herelf "Yes. papa, Ecvtr.n1. An ice
man proposed to me."
Her father (breathlessly) "Uhl ou ac
cept him. mv dear? '
Herself "Nay, nny, papa."
Her futhet "Ingiate:"
Herself "After him n plumber proposed
to me, dear pnpa."
Her fathei (excltcdl)) "And him did
)0U accept him? '
Herself "Not for Jewels and pieclous
stones, papa mine."
Her father "Fool! Idiot!"
Heielf "I had a thlid proposal, papa.
The gentleman Is un Iceman In the sum
mer time and n plumber In the winter."
Hei father (on the verge ot apoplex))
Ileiself (calml)) "I accept him. fath
ei." Her father "Pall on mv neck, my angel
child ) ou aie theiarest rose of them all."
New Orleans Dillv Plc.iv line.
Washington St.n. The authoi wept.
"Dai ling," he sobbed. "I am discouraged.
M) veiv llrst s(0tv was accepted by the
Hist publlshei to whom I oflned it."
His devoted wife strove to be enlm.
"Herbeit," she said, "I am certain you
will et be a great wiltci."
Such sublime faith could not fall to
Mls Wa)iipp ' Shall I Invite the New
Mis Wa)upp "Really, I don't know. Are
the) In soclet) '."'
Miss Wn)Upp "Oh, they must be. They
never gossip about anv ono who dpesn't be
long to the Foul Handled "
Sweet Glil "Papa savs ) ou are gettlns
on!) ) a veai."
Voting Sllmp-on "That is hue, but I am
to have twice that next )cai."
Sweet Girl "Let me see That will bs
11,000 won't If That -isn't much, but tho
next eai It will be K (W, and the next J1,
000, and the next SS.OuO and then tlii.WO,
and then UMiOO, and the next ear ftl.GUO.
Wh), ni) love, we will soon be rich."
Oil Gentleman "What" Mair) that
.voting pnuper' Wh), he can't even alford
to buy coal "
Daughter "Rut lie won't have to buy
conl, pa. We'ie going to board"
A noveltv In Inmp slndes Is that known
as the "siunmei house" shade, which is
made of line fane) sliaw and his minia
ture llowei baskets, filled with artificial
lloweis and foliage, depending here und
there from Its edges Thi so shades which
have found mueh lavoi lu Ilurope, form a
poetic addition tu a summei dinner table
It Is almost al.va)s a mistake for two
1 idles to go shopping togcthei. and lu
vailabl) a mistake for more than that
numbei to attempt to tin cad the mazes
of the shops In eoinpuii) Onlv verj well,
stiong womiu .ue equul to the strain of
It for Ihe Inevitable cross-purposes lire
even more fatiguing than tr)lng to keep
topethei In the ciowds ol the shopping dls
trl't The things which Interest one havo
no manner ot attraction for another Tho
woman with children stops to look nt the
little gowns and cloaks whlih would bo
so cunning for Nellie or Chnille while her
childless companion is .nip.it lent to get to
the birgiln countei oi the India silks. In
nny ense. If both have purchases to make,
uiie must puhIi thiough the oiowiIk and
wnlt while her companion sclccs and pui
chases and waits foi her chance, and then
the whole pioccss Is rcveised, and thereby
the fatigue of both and the time consumed
Is doubled in occuslonnl Instances, when
u purchase of some magnitude Is to ho
made, and the tnstn nnd advice of another
U desirable, a shopping companion Is a
ie.il help. Hut in ordinary shopping, the
fuquenl aggregation ot trilling purchase,
the sensible woman will accomplish In soll
tar) comfort or at li-usl a nearer np.
pronch to It than If she hnd another worn
an with hei to say nothing of the In
creased comfoit of the othei woman some
"I find great dllllcult) In getting a mod.1
with gool arms." said a will known sculi
tor recently. "It Is nstunlshlug how few
women theie are Willi amis that conform
to the stand.nid A ported aim, me is.
ured from the wilst John to the armpit,
should be twice Hie length of the head.
The upper part of the aria should bo large,
full and well lounded. There should b
a dimple at the elbow, The forearm must
not be too fiat, not uearl) as fiat as a
man's, for Instance
A certain indolent woman with a ten
dency tuwards having u double ehlii has hit
upon a method of w aiding on the evil day,
Sha dislikes to arise as suon as she
awakes, und she spends the naif huur or
so beioro she gets out of bed each morn
ing in stroking her chin down Into her
peck with firm, even strokes. The mas
sage Is undeniably good foi Iiu chin, and
she feels that her indolence is forgivable
under thu circumstances.
The ul.e woman has plenty of ehoes.
She has two palls of walking boots In good
condition, so that unexpected plunges Into
snowy gutters may not leaye her shoeless
She has a soft pair ot high shoes for teas
and "dress" occasions generally, Another
pair of similar high shoes the weais at
home, alternating them with house slip,
pets. Then she has hei party sbppers an i
her bed room sllppeis bi sides, ir all
these aha pa)s no more than the unwise
woman does for her slnjlo pair of boots
which uhva)s look more or less shabby'
and which have to be replaced every two
Mrs. Hlackwood. of l.lklwi'. jnd ,i,u ae.
cording to Woman, un I'mll-h. w eekly,' un.
usual claims lo distinction bhe was mar
rle.1 ul 13 jeum. hhe Is now 10. j,i iT,,
just espoused her twelfth liusbinj Olio
of her late husbands, was killed, four died
falrl) natural dvatha and six were released
b "ue five and easy methods, of .11,.
solving the marriage tic which nre' ail hero
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