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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL SUNDAY, MABOH 10, 1895.
KNOW LITTLE OF YANKEES.
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I MI 1:11 .'TAILS Slir xt-ttl'ltlMNd.
lint What Tlii-y Arn nrc of M 'Unit W'c
!uli' l!io AliirlRhiy lliiltnr mill .Snirp
Alui In tm' lllrrnil Itmli for
Wi-ultli-l liryl nil tin i lie
(.'imnlM nf llull.ir,."
Sj'C iiil C'jrrcpfiondmro to the Journal.
f :i-, no, in. The l'tnch nre famous
t u lii iwiim comparatively tiothlns of otli
ir t , . .in.l nation-'. They irmaln 111 Ihelr
ii ! i- I rruncc, uhd occupy theinaelv. ns
1 i li i potmible v.lth foreign lands
'' ii' .r iKnurntire of the tnllcd Hlnte.i 1
1. ' tli' . fore uririlnit In It.iclf, lor they
1 i i no i artlculnr relations with our conn
Irj. 1 h like America, for there It no
I on u,iy they should dlrdll: It.
An avptnge Frenchman will tell you Hint
t. l-'umli rcvolutluii paved the way for
the American revolution. If you call his
nutl e to the fnct Hint mir war for lnd
licnileni'e ended six yearn bi fore the 1'rencli
luvolutloii began, Ik- Ik greatly surprised,
for lu takes It for 'minted that all the
;rnnd nlnetdtith century motives, event,
I)ha'-;oa of clvillr.atlon, ilato from atul were
m io tus-slblo by the revolution of "Sit.
lint he remembers how his ancestors
lielpij our forefathers throiiKll In their
strut,, lo for liberty, and you 'feel that he
is somewhat wounded by the fact that
America has never helped I'ranco In return.
The L'nltod State", as well as the rest of
1ho world, were dumb to the appeals and
jillr-ht Of i'rnnce In 1570.
It Is illlllcult, then, to say that there Is,
one way or the other, a pronounced opinion
nnd feeling In l'rnneu about the United
Mates and the Yankee, You know that
Talleyrand said 100 years nj;o: "America
5s a country where they have thirty-two re
llolons, and one course at dinner." How
intercut, Indeed, from the land of the
Vrcncli, where they reverse the order by
having ouu religion and thirty-two courses
Wo nro thus faintly associated In the
Trench mind with a roudneas for variety
nnd novelties In religions, and Mcrlmec, lu
Ills celebrated "Jettres a line Inconnue,"
referred to the Yankee, who, wlshlni? to
conceive a novel, conceived a religion and a
rather Hourishlm; one.
What the Vrcncli are more sure of with
respect to us Is that we love the Almighty
dollar, and sweep alone hi the eternal rush
lor wealth. They amiably cnll us "the
country of dollars," nnd say our two mot
toes are: "Time Is money," "Huslncss Is
liuslness." So little proilclent nre the
French In foreign languages that the above
two mottoes usually nppear In the best
Prench papers as: "Time Is money," "Uus
Jneis are business."
Wo are to them also the synonym of
lilgncss as well ns speed. They have found
out that we nre disposed to be contented
with a thing If It be large or swift. Im
mense, quick, are our watchwords. Amer
icans typify to them huge outlnys of
money. We are fond of noise, of notoriety,
of material success, nnd have an eye for
We are Illustrated to them by Mr. Ike-
uteln, of Chicago, who, on being shown the
nailer' of mirrors In the palace nt Ver
sailles, heaved this sigh of regret at lost
opportunities: " Vat a mngnlllceut blaco to
To the French hotclkcepcrs we are dis
tinguished by always feeling cold. They
describe the Americans ns a race who al
ways want a hot tire built In their rooms
and a pitcher of Ice water brought up.
They cannot understand the display of
logic (?) on our part. It seems to them
that we are hopelessly ridiculous In want
ing to live in a baking heat In a room nnd
at the same time In wanting to have the
windows open for fresh air.
Two things that wo have always been
nblo to brag about ncross Europe are our
national constitution and our dentists. For
half a century now the American dentist
lias held Kurope In his grip, nnd nowhere
Is his fame so great ns In l'arls, Ameri
cans aro renowned for spending more
money on their teeth than any other race,
i" Paris paper was saying the other day that
it 's beginning to be the fashion In the
UnJtcJ States to wear diamonds In bicus
pids. Our national constitution until within a
year or two, has held an even supremacy
with the dentists In the mlndi of the
French, and they generally refer to our
government as the muM. signal modern
type of successful republic lint of late
l. Temps, the great polltlcrl lournnl In
France, llnds a little secret gra'Itlcatlon In
pointing out that our miraculous constitu
tion, like certain axioms of geometo. i be
ginning to show lapses and Insuillclcncic.
and that It is proving not lo be the ln
splied and Impeccable Instrument which
our eagle has always been screaming
The horn-lockings of the house of rcpre
sentat'ves and the senate, and the power
jessness of the president Is certain con
tingencies seem to Justify I.o Temps in not
ing that even the American constitution is
As our dentists and our constitution nre
thus coming down a peg In echoing noto
riety, tho American girl Is rapidly becom
ing a must prominent American Institution
lieforo the French eye. Tho frequent mar
riages or rich American gills to French
nobility keep our Daisy Mlllcru hovering
us n theme over tho pens of the Parisian
The Figaro some time since had an arti
cle rehearsing theso Frunco-Amuiienn miir
llages, and wound up with these amiable
words: "Wo can but applaud this entry
among us of theso new French women
whoso splendid dois augment the financial
fortune of our land. It Is a most gracious
and '.splrltuellc' revingo over the McKinley
Our literature the French nro Ignorant
of In toto, we may almost say. Poo and
Fcnlmore Cooper ure alone well known In
Franco of our literary stars. Walt Whit
man created. In tho past few years, a slight
Interest hero. Irving, Whlttler, Lowell,
Emerson, llryant. Howells, Mark Twain,
and all of the rest aro liko undiscovered
mummies to tho French.
Poo was made known to them by Bau
delaire, tho poet whoso Immorality Is so
much discussed in Paris. Ho was a voilta
blo worshiper of Toe, nnd translated his
verso nnd stories Into French soino thirty
flvo years ago. It Is singular that the
most objectionable of tho greater French
poets should have revealed to the French
tho only American literary light (except
Copper) known to them. It fomowhat ac
cords with tho fact that about the most
questionable cafe on tho grand boulevards
Is named Cafo Amorlcnln.
Tlio amazing lgnoranco shown by the
French about our llteraturo may bo Judged
by tho following taken from tho great
magazine called the ltnrue Bleuc, and
written by tho Frenchman who supplies
the Itevuu do Deux Mondes regularly with
Information about foreign lands.
Ho pays: "The United States possesses
now but two poets, nnd they belong as
much to France as to America. I refer to
Mr. Merllt and Mi. Vlelo-Grlllln. Among
tho living American authors who have
wrlttei verses, neither Mr. O. W. Holmes,
notwithstanding his physical resemblance
to Kenan, nor Mr. Whlttler. notwithstand
ing his ngn and tho purity of his Inten
tions, nor fllla Dlotz. Ilinma I.aznrus, Ada
Isaacs and Zadcl Uustafson, In spite of the
grand number of their poems not one of
them U a real poet. Nor was Lowell a
poet, llut on the contrary, Walt Whitman,
tho magnlllcent nnd noblo old mun who
Ji.i.1 lust died, was every Inch a noot."
French bandu never play what little
AmCJrlcan muslo there Is. The other day.
wheil Zimmerman won about his tenth
cons.fcutlvo bicycle race In Purls, tho band
at list struck up "Vankee Doodle" for
perhaps the first time In Franco under
Youi remember that one of Flaubert's
characters. In "Madame Hovnry" says: "I
saw It at the first glance on entering. J
liavo ati American eye!" This shows that
tho American eyo appears long ago to have
made an Impression on tho first sieat
French realistic novelist, for "Madame Do.
vary" was published In Ji07. And this, too,
lu splto of the fact that the French aro
noted for their ciulckness and efficiency of
Tho eloquent historian, Mlchelet, In n
bool; which appeared about tho samo date,
characterized the United States In the
following bentencoj "America Is nctlre."
Tho great French writer Stendhal, lu a
book which appeared In IS.':', has this about
the United States; "That which one must
ndmlre In America Is the government and
not society. For that matter It Is tho gov
ernment which Is responsible, for evil.
They havo changed loles In IJoston, and
tho government practices hyprocrlsy In
order not to shock society," I liopo this Ife
Clear lu ill? iruuui.
The American has scarcely entered on the
Parisian boards as a study or a type. The
only American role that 1 have evu- teen In
the repertory ot the Theater FrancaU Is
found In a on act comedy by a writer on
the Figaro, The play U called "Canillle."
and thu American In It U called Murphy,
of course. Mr. Murphy U a millionaire porl:
pa'ker bristling with diamonds and
equipr- d wl h vry brusque and rough man.
n r H's special feat Is to Bhake hands,
llf crushes the lingers of everybody ho
mots n mlhty hundhakcs.
Mr Murphy pulU u revolver finally on
the hesitating young hero and forces tho
r.iarr age In one of our practical American
w.ys. Tho cu.taln rolls down on this
roup de main. Mr. Murphy, with all his
waiMy barbarism, has at least succeeded
n getting on the classic boards of the
Thtater FrancuU. and that l what no
other American has ever done.
Just as the Pai'Mins are beginning linn.
ly to believe that America Is a famous
theater country, which lavishly tempts all
Kuropean "stars" to haunt Its shores.
Uicre bobs up, unluckily, an unknown
"proteMor of French literature In one, of
the great Amrrlciin unlverjItlrV In n lot
ter in M Raleey, the celebrated Parisian
theater critic. The latter publishes the let
ter. The proreMtir Inform the l'renfh,
though M. Hdirey, that American have no
Innate twite for the thenter, and only nsk
to be emitird by the boards. They do not
Miidy plays nnd "the grand tratttdy nnd
the grand comedy" arc above iheir force",
for the untiif teutons that they prefer
poltir to whlil. Thy did hot appreciate
Mounet-Hillly lc:ille nf Incapacity, pre
judice and Ignoi-niice IncnpiHitx, for the
U'snons Jut plvtii prejudice, bncnue of
t hi inner! Ahulo-Haxon iiilsJiiilRtnent of
I'reiti'i ttilgedyi Ignorance, because M"U
net-Sully had never eloped with anybody's
wife or been married more than once.
With lt mprt'iife of truth and error, the
nbo-e letter Is apt to take Us down a nob h
in the theatrical estimation of the Fr- m-h.
Fortunately, Madam Melbi hm Jiift dime
out In an InUrvlcw In Pari", declaims
that a New York audience Is the mot dif
ficult and critical In, the world.
The Chicago exhibition awakened In the
t'ri'iich the first ircncral Impiilne to nn In
terest In, nnd knowledge anil admiration of,
the United States. The French reviews
nnd Jotirnnls had correspondents who not
only visited the exposition, but traveled
even to Colorado nnd California, writing
letters from Kansas Oily, Denver, t'tah
and the coast. Their accounts wore amia
ble, nnd showed full slgni of amazement
and bewilderment at the Ptretch nhd vast
boss of the plan of things; nnd this l In
deed the great Impression of the French
When they think of It at all, they think
It l a long way off, that it Is glc mtlc,
that It Is young, that It l Undeveloped,
Amiability and Ignorance, therefore, mny
be said to characterize their attitude to
wards Amorlcn. They have much of tho
rnmo lack of concern nbout in ns we have
nbont .hlnn, with Its Ii0.000,t) people.
It Is Willi special Interest that Paul nour
get's "Outre Mer" should be read by nil
American". He Is the tlrst serlou" anil
trained Frenchman lo study nnd write of
us In n serIouly popular wtiy, as Talnc
wrote of the llngll'li. He Is a dli-cltile of
Talne, and hence nn admirer of tho Anglo
Saxon i ace.
M, Uonrgot Is a traveler, academic, psy
chological, capable of close reasoning and
logical thought, and nt the same time he
Is a man of society and the world
VETERANS AT FORT SCOTT,
Meeting of the Aochithm of Kt-VrUmicrs
nf War Adilri'"" by Colonel Cloud.
To tho Hdltor of the Journal.
One of the peculiarly pleasant nnd profit
able methods whereby tho old soldiers of
Uourhon county, Kas., keep alive the thrill
ing experiences of tho war bus been tho
formation and maintenance of nn associa
tion of ex-prisoners of war. This society
was formed eight or nlno years ago, and
though without a written constitution or
by-lawn, It has continued Its career of
prosperous existence to tho present, and
Its annual meetings glow In Interest and
In tho number of participants. Their laHt
meeting was held at Fort Scott on tho 7th
Inst., when tho whole day was occupied
In Joyful exerciser.
The forenoon witnessed the coming to
gether nt tho commodious and beautiful
rooms of the W. 11. Iytlo post No. 3l of
comrades nnd citizens In numbers pulllcient
to fill them full. At II! In., that active nnd
effective order, tins Woman's ltellct Corps,
under tho guiding hnnd of Dr. Sarah f.
Hull, tho chairman nf tho committee, fed
tho throngs which filled the well supplied
After this the association nnd a multi
tude of visiting comrades and citizens
inarched to the court hou.e, where, after
nn Invocation, there were recitations and
Then Colonel W. F. Cloud, of tho Second
Kansas cavalry, by request and nn align
ment, gave nn address upon tho subject of
"Mexico. Her Past and Pres-ent." Inas
much as tho colonel Is a veteran of the
Mexican war, and has recently made a
visit to each ot tho historic battlefields of
that war and to every point of interest In
that country, and has In prefs a history
of Mexican politics, he was able to Interest
tho audience in matters not before pre
sented to any meeting of the association.
Ho treated of unwritten history of Interest
to ovory patriot, old and young.
At tho conclusion of Ills remarks Miss
Dora Webber recited an original poem by
.Mr. A. 1J. Paine, a citizen of Fort Scott.
It was n train of pretty and patitotlc
thought gracefully expicssed, und the
gifted young elocutionist did credit alike to
tho author and to herself.
Hut tho .owning exercise of the day
was the banquet. .'.:. am.uul habit ot those
ex-prisoners, held nt the ''"remont house,
whc.o Host Zack Woodnrd, nv lcasu,, oi
the profuso spread, made the once fam
ished pilsonei.s of war feel that, after all,
life's bounties are equalized. About 150
guests, men, women mid children, enjoyed
tho "good things."
After this tho Inspiring genius of the as
sociation, .1. 1'. Unbons, who was presiding
olllccr of the occasion, called for uttentlon,
anil addresses. These addresses were oi
tho two minute order, the limit being Im
posed that each und every guest might
mako a speech, sing a song, or tell a story.
The nssoclatlon has honorary members of
all political parties and from nil sections ot
the country. Conuade Itobens first called
ujion n young gentleman, a native of Vir
ginia, who voiced a broad patriotism; oth
ers then. In rapid succession, tesponded to
"orders," among them of tile I teller Corps.
Space, forbids names and substance of sen
timent, but loyalty, patriotism and frater
nity came with unqualified words and
songs from the man ot 9J years lo boys
and girls not many summers removed from
the tnindlebed and the cradle. And thus,
until midnight, when Inexorable conditions
called a bait; but many more stood ready
to add to the Joyous, patriotic proceedings
hail not an adjournment been compelled.
Too much pralso cannot bo given to tho
citizens of Scott, to tho Uellef Corps nnd to
Comrade Itobens for tho kiiccuss uf the oc
casion. A GUDST.
Oh, Galveston, sweet Galveston, forever
you will be
The fairest spot that mem'ry holds within
her Jeweled sea.
It was dawn upon the shining beach and
dawn upon the bay.
And the salt sea air came freshly through
tho portals of tho day.
With the wind ncross the waters came a
breath of foreign lands,
While the wnshlng waves vcre whispering
their music to the sands.
"Sweetheart, sweetheart, love me. love
me," sang the waves unto the snore.
And the sands gavo back their answer:
"I,ovo Is life foreverniore."
And the sun was rising, rising, dripping
with tho washing sea,
With a path of rippling glory stretching
clown to you and me.
Then I turned nnd haw your features
dawn-lit, haloed, glorified.
And my heart ilood-burst Us bondage and
my words came with the tide.
On the shining beach at Galveston I sat
when you were gone,
And the talt sea air came coldly through
the gateway of tho dawn.
And the washing of the waters sounded
harsh to me ulone,
And the wind across the waters cut and
chilled me to the bone.
Wnlle the mm sill! lifting, lifting could
not cheer that lonely place.
You had carried oif Its glory In the dawn
light of your face.
"Sweetheart, sweetheart, love me, love
me," song the waves unto tho shore,
And the sands gave back tho answer:
"l.ovo Is dead foreverniore."
Once airaln upon the shining beach I sit at
break of day,
And tho balmy air blows gently from the
shores beyond the bay.
Once ngaln ncross the water comes the
breath of foreign lands,
Once again the waves are whispering their
music to the sands.
And I look Into the sunrise whence
your sinless soul has gone,
And a holy peace comes stealing through
the gateway of the dawn,
"Sweetheart, sweetheart, love me. love
me," clng the waves unto the shore,
And the sands give back their answer:
"J.ove shall live forevermore."
Oh, Galveston, sweet Galveston, forever
you will be
The fairest Ule that mem'ry holds within
her Jeweled Bea.
Albert lilgelow Palue In Atlanta Consil-
Iiii In lie,
London Graphic: Lord llyron pined poeti
cally for "roses la December" as for ilu
unattainable, llut the practical genius of
the present generation, which Is gradually
taking the poetry out of our dally life, ).,
now made roses In mid-winter possible. The
P, and O. steamer Gothic, newly arrived,
has brought buds Into this country tr.mi
New euuudi preserved in Ice Just Iiki
If unromantic association of rox , wiln
mutton should shock the nice ten .tj.iiiu
uf our numerous young poota, tl., y may
find at least a pleating suggestion or sum
mer In the heart of winter In the Idea of
(lowers living In a block of Ice. They are
said to look as If they had juxt been c.it,
these blooms gathered lu New Zealand,
and come to life again In this cotntry. To
be iure the poets will have to rt-vit - th ir
language with reference to the rose, but
the experiment should suggest come new
thoughts upon the subject. At least origi
nality has a chance.
Malor Ashley J. Abcll, governor's stnff ot
Illlnol' "I seo the legislature of Missouri
has clung lo the traditional niggardliness
of tho mate In dealing with Its Nnllonal
Ciuanl npptoprlntlon this jcar. All over
the country tho National Guard has grown
In tho estimation ot the people within tho
bast two years, unless the exception bo In
Mls'ourl. Judging from tho notion of the
legislature In dealing with the appropria
tion this state ! the exception. Thoro
ought la be no rensim why .Missouri should
nut havo n good sized forco of military
ready to tnko tlio field and show up along
side of other states not pn highly blessed
with wealth ot resources which go to make
Judge l J. I,. Scnrrltt, of tho circuit court
"Yes, I have made statistical notes from
the dlvorco enscs tried In my court for the
past two years, nnd 1 nnd that o per cent
it tho couploa uppcuttng In dlvorco pio
ccedlngs have been mlsnintched hi hasty
and lush marrlnges while the girl was less
Hum 18 ycnis old. In most of these cut.es
tho ncquiiintulico ot tho couples has been
but of Nhort duration. Of tho cases tried
this term W per cent of the couples were
married when the gills were under IS, nnd
when tho contracting parties had known
ench other less than nine mouths. Some
nf the marriages were niter nn acquaint
ance of but two weeks. All this Is nn nr
gument In favor ot homo missions."
N. Jnrrelt, florist "I never saw the time
when It was so hard to find competent
gin-donors and other help to work nbout
an establishment like ours. Usually we
enn get nil the help wo want, but this
spring It scorns that there nie no good
men to be had. They usually como along
In droves, but I haven't seen nny this year
yet. I thought theic would bo an unusual
number on account of the bard times."
George Coup, assistant weather observer
"In the South everyone Is the owner of
an umbrella. During the summer these
umbrellas arc In eonxtnnt use. I remem
ber tho first morning I was In Chattanooga
I was utterly amazed at the number of
umbrellas I saw. It was a June morning,
and I was sitting In the hotel watching the
people pass. Nearly every man. woman
and child curried an open umbrella. liven
tho negiocs, who nio supposed to be proof
against sunstroke, carried them. I thought
to myself the glare must be terrific out
side, but when I went out upon the side
walk I found the heat was only moderate."
.1. T. Illdgeway, principal Washington
school "I bellee our school is the most
cosmopolitan in the city. Wo have little
Italians, Arabians, Polish Jews, itussluus,
Frenchmen, cieimans and Irishmen as pu
pils. And we have children born In eery
state and territory In the United States.
As a result of thl our methods of teaching
reading arc almost altogether phonetic.
Most Itnllans aie ery expert at figures,
because they nil have a pretty fair Idea of
business. The Arabians aie very slow In
picking up the Hngllsh language becauso
their luiigunge Is so entirely different from
the Fiiglisb. Most of the Italians leave
school by tho lime they havo reached tho
fourth grade, the reason being thev have
to assist their parents In trade. In our
primary rooms tho names of objects nro
to bo heard in six different tongues."
Dr. I.ovo. city clerk Westnort "There
used to be nn ild fellow down In Cass
county who attended all tho political con
ventions as a ih bgate, nnd was a kind of
a local celebrity. His nnmo was linrues,
and he wim n red-hot Democrat. I never
heard such whirlwind speeches In my life
as he used to get off. They were always
scorchers. The old fellow always wore
home-made clothes, and wns as bald ns
you can Imagine. He was a picture, one
tlino a neighbor of Ills ran for lcp.'escnta
tlve, and Barnes stumped tile county
against him. ills speeches were simply
terrific. Once I lemember l.e said: '1 know
iMs lllllu: I'm a ll"l:hbo, of bis. Von ran
rake "!l.sso':;i, yon can lake Kansas; ves,
you can rake h I. and' you won't find a
meaner man. Mean' Why, the man hasn't
any soul. You iouM put ,U0O souls the size
of his cm the point uf a cambric needle,
and, gentlemen, they wouldn't then be 111
hulling distance nf one another.' The old
man came here to Missouri trom Michigan.
I believe. He was a member of tho legis
lature up there, and om e, I have heard,
spoko thirty-six hours until the close of
tho session In order to stave off a vote nn
a big steal which was being pushed. His
opponents tried every means to choke him
otf, but it wasn't any use."
W. G. Mellvllle-"TlH're Is one prison In
the country to which I recently paid a
vh.it where no guards are employed and
Where no walls aro built to secure the
prisoneis. II Is the celebrated prison ot
San Juan Vloa, located just off (he Mex
ican coast near Vera Cruz on an Island.
Tho reason no guard are employed Is that
tho waters surrounding the island are full
of sharks and that it would be folly for
anyone lo attempt to swim to mainland or
got away unless supplied with a very sub
stantial boat. The prisoners nre allowed
to talk with visitors and are employed In
the manulaciure of curiosities that nre
sold lo visitors. In many Instances the
work done by the prisoners Is very fine nnd
I have seen articles brought from that
place that were finished in the most nr
tlstlc manner and really were worthy ot
being saved for their beauty. It is in this
prison that the women make the celebrat
ed drawn work that Is so dear to the fem
inine heart and the work there Is simply
marvelous. The linen Is finished In the
most lovely designs, the patterns of tho
drawn work ure exquisite and the laces
inndo are of the most perfect workman
ship. These specimens ure sold by the
prisoners to the visitors nnd the pur
chases of tho American excursionists are
always very heavy."
Superintendent of Streets Dodds "If 1
do say It myself the street department has
done a good Job on tho Main street sower.
This sewer has been In a threatening con
dition for years and has been patched up
a little now nnd then, but no extensive
repairs have been made on -"It for some
time until now. When we took hold of It
It w.ls In a really dangerous condition and
a serious accident might have happened
if the repairs had not been made. The
work has cost aliout &t,GQ0 nnd tho-sewer
l now safe and will remain so for many
years to como under ordinary conditions,1'
Superintendent of llulldlngs I.ove "We
must have that new workhouse nnd that
Is all there Is to It. We need the work
house worse than we do the hospital and
we certainly need that badly enough. Uoth
these Institutions are a disgrace to the
city ns to size nnd equipment and how the
peoplo In charge of them manage to get
along as well as they do Is more than 1
can understand. If the new workhouse Is
not built, 1 shall condemn the present
structure as being- a menace to public
health and safety und as being unfit for
occupancy. We must find the money lor
the new workliaune."
Justice Spitz "I have married only a few
couples duct, entering upon the duties of
my olllce. None of the persons concerned
was very young. Some were over 83. They
would average, I believe, about 2S years
uf aire. I have noticed in glancing oyer
the lists of marriage licenses published In
tho papers that extremely youthful mar
riages, onee so common, are now very few.
More people marry at is or SO than at IS
or 1G. What U the future generation go
ing to do for grnnupureiuH. Tuning me
average age of a groom at 34 you can eatl.
Iv figure out how old he must be before he
would have Hramhlldren and he would
never live to tee his great-grandchildren."
D, W. Miller, Metropolitan hotel "I
noticed while In Chicago lately that one
of the factories there wns turning out
largo numbers of long, fiat trunks that
looked )IUe tbey hud been subjected to
Immense pressure, so long and thin were
they. Upon investigation I learned that
ijiey weie bicycle trunk. Ilefore tho bl-
-ycle 18 placed in me iiuuit un iiuiiuie
and pedals are removed and placed In
compartments made for that purpose
Wheels whl h are sent unpacked In bag
jge cars are likely to suffer Injury In
transit and the blcjcle trunk does away
with this danger."
Dan Talmare, Ilrooklyn, N. V. "There Is
pertiups no tuinnier resort better known to
the people of Gotham than Hast Hampton,
I,. I. It Is one of those peculiarly beauti
ful places where there appears to be every
charm of surroundings during the heated
term, und Is, and for many years has been,
a favorlie stopnlng place for the wealthy
people of the ciy. 1 was familiar with the
place during my boyhood days, long before
it was discovered and made famous. Many
years since there lived In that place one
of the roost pecullr characters I have ever
"To All Catarrh Sufferers," Says IMIlnr TV.
T. Powell, ol t'litrlngton, Ohio.
V. T. rowcll, editor of tho Independent,
of Clarlngton, O., writes that ho was taken
flck with bronchitis and catarthal fever,
head was la a terrible condition, lungs
were badly nttected, being eo tight and
ore ho could hardly breathe, and coughed
almost Incessantly. For two months, tried
local physicians, took cough medicines
nnd other medicines. Took three bottles of
Pe-ru-n.-i and was entirely cured. . ,
, The tendency of catarrh of the head ,1s
to. pass downward through the bronchial
tubes to tho lungs. Any one who has had
catarrh of the head a year or more finds
the dlseaso gradually progressing down
wards. In some cases the progress Is
rapid, and In other cases It Is plow; but,
fooner or later, If catarrh Is allowed to
run, It will bo to tho lungs and set up
tho disease known fts consumption. It Is
doubtful If consumption is ever caused by
anything except catarrh.
It is needless to attempt lo give only
tho vaguest outline of the wonderful suc
cess which Po-ru-na has mot with In tho
cure of catarrh. This success Is entirely
due to Ilia fnct that Fc-rti'na eradicates
the disease from the system, Instead of
temporarily relieving sonio disagreeable
symptom. Not only Is catarrh In nil
stages nnd varieties cured promptly, but
nlso colds, coughs, bronchitis, la grippe,
catarrhal dyspepsia, all yield, surely and
permanently, to the curative virtues of
A valuable treatise on catarrh by Dr.
Hartman sent free to nny nddrcsu by the
Pc-ru-nn Drug Manufacturing Company,
of Columbus, O. ,
For free book on cancer address Dr.
llnrtmnn, Columbus, O,
known. He came to the city, according to
the village gossip, nbout the year 1840 nt
tended by a valet, nnd apparently nbund
nntly supplied with funds, He was then a
man of middle nge. He chose a stopping
place, maklngi his home with one of the
best families. Soon after coming ho sup
plied his valet with funds and sent hint
away. The men wept when they parted at
the little stage station, nnd the Incident
excited great comment among tho wonder
ing villagers. The man gavo his name as
John Wnllnce.nnd during the years he lived
there was very retiring and went out but
little. His rooms were well supplied with
reading matter and ho remained there a
greater part of the time, llach month he
received from a bank In New York a sum
of money suillclcnt for his needs. Accom
panying the remittance was a package of
ietters. Tho answers were sent by Wallace
to the bank. The strange man and his
mysterious habits caused some talk among
tho villagers, nnd to stop this ho said one
day to the people with whom he made his
home that he had no story to tell, nnd
cared to answer no questions. Io asked
them to make no effort to learn more, and
nil would be well, llelng people of good
breeding they observed his wishes in the
matter. As he became older he grew more
popular nnd became the pride of the city,
and his counsel was asked In all that was
done there, and was nlwnys given with
pleasure, ns he showed the keenest Inter
est In the welfare of the city. He became
Infirm and seldom came from his room, and
ns the place became a summer resort tho
villagers, proud of him, would .take the
visitors to cnll on him. He became the
village patriarch and was the pot of nil.
He lived there for forty years, nnd then
died. The villagers sent word ot his death
to the bank from which his remittances
came nnd received a very courteous note
In reply. They also sent a note to the
bank to be sent to the lady whoe letters
nlwavs came with the remittances. It wns
forwaided to her. and In due time there
enmo a reply from the lady thanking the
pood people for their kindness to the man
nnd signed merely. 'Mr. Wallace's Lady
Friend.' It was all that wns known of the
connection of the man prior to the time
he came to the city. Some years later my
brother, myself and Dr. Prlne, of New
York, were in Kdlnbornngh, Scotland, on a
plcasuie tour, and In our travels over the
rltv we were shown through the city library
and there saw the volume containing the
portraits of the citizens who hnd held ex
alted positions In the clly. Among others
we were surprised to see the photograph
of our own John Wallace. We recognized
It nnd asked concerning him. We told
where we had known him and how we
loved him, but were cut short by our
friend who cried oin. -Mop ne h uuc joiiii
Wood, once lord hloh sheriff, who default
ed. He betrayed hl friends and tied; he's
no value lo anyone.' That was all we were
able to learn of him or his history 111 his
Louis Horner.Benihelmer's "Anyone who
happens to be about the principal streets of
the city ut n very early hour can see the
streets swept. The mnchlnes go lum
bering nbout the streets like threshing ma
chines, nnd thc leave behind them great
clouds of dust. In which the pedestrians
who happen to be out at that hour can
scarcely breath.. These machines :nke
two or three turns up nnd down Main
street, the dust settles thick over pave
ments, plate glas. windows and tho fronts
of buildings, all kinds of microbes aro set
nlloat In the air, and when nil the dirt has
been lifted and thrown upward olf tin
Street, the street Is said to have been
cleaned. Somebody ought to Invent a street
sprinkler and sweeper combined, and the
approach of the street tweeper would not
occasion the tinor that It now does."
J. J. Williams, ex-asslstant prosecuting
attorney "If 1 hnd my llfo to live over
again, I think I would follow tho advice
given me by ,i young lady many years ago.
1 was about to decide on my vocation In
life, nnd did not know whether to he a
clerk In a store, keep books or study law.
In talking over the matter, the young ladv
Innocently renin iked that I ought to go
Into the wluiles.de business, that the whole
salers seemed to do well. The question of
capital never occurred to ner. Uut If 1 had
my life to live over again, ns I say, I
think I should engage In the wholesale
business engineer gas enterprises or tomc
thlng of that tort."
Ai'Aiir riio.ii tim: would.
Two Aged Hermits of Illinois Who Till
More Thill -100 Acres nf Lund.
From the Chicago Tribune.
William ami tieoige Coombs nre brothers
ami live ns hermits In Anderson township,
neur Marshall, 111. The one Is W, the other
SI, years old, and their home Is the most
primitive sort of a half-log. bare-board,
mud-plaster hut, built by their father
about seventy-live years ago.
Until three years ago the roof of clap
boards was secured simply by long poles
laid across, and tied. Now the boards arc
nailed on. The window at the Bide of the
door was formerly filled with glass, but
of lato years It has been closed with a
tightly nailed piece of sheet Iron. When
this hut was built Indians and all sorts
of wild animals roamed the then limitless
forest, and the lonely pioneer wns fre
quently roused from his fitful slumbers by
the llerco war whoop of the savage or the
wild shriek of the deadly panther. Now
tho vast forests aro but a memory, and
well-tilled farms occupy tho spot that onco
were tho Indians' hunting grounds.
William and George Coombs were born
In Kentucky and came to Clark county
when the latter was a small boy. Humor
has it that In his early manhood Wlllluin
was Jilted by a cruel maiden, and he then
and there abjured the sex forever. His
faithful brother, George, whom he to this
dxy terms "baby," became his companion,
and the two have ever since lived their
life alone, solitary In the midst of teeming
civilization. Their hut Is in the center of
a Hw-acro iract oi i.inu, wnicn tney own
nnd rent out on shares. They will never
sell their grain unless they get the price
they think they thould have or they have
to have money to pay their taxes. They
never keep any money by them, The
produce they raise on tho llve-ncro tract
suiioundlng the hut and the eggs from
their poultry tunply them with the neces.
tarles of life, ail of which they purchase
of a huckster, never going to any town
unless peremptorily summoned. Tho only
visit they have ever paid .Marshall In many
years was when they were summoned on a
trial a few years ago, and then the ap.
pcaniucu of the elder brother was like a
quaint picture of the venerable grandslro
of a bygone generation. A tall white hat
surmounted the. snow-white locks that fell
to nis gnouniers. a origin, uiuu coat Willi
brats buttons and having the wide Haps so
common a century ago covered the uppir
part of his body, und drab trousers com
pleted '.ho outfit, lie was the observed of
ull observers whenever he stepped upon
the street. The old men yet preserve all
their faculties. Sight and hearing nre
good In their early days both wero
mighty hunters, and thousunds ot wild
turkeys, as well us numbers of deer and
bear f.! to their rifles. JSoth still pride
themselves on their marksmanship, old ns
they are, and not without reason, for their
aim Is still deadly, us was the Leather
stocking's In his latt days.
The brothers had a will drawn up sev
eral months ago bequeathing their broad
acres o a favorite nephew, but they can
not bo Induced to tlgn It, taying that the
expression of their wishes Is suttlclent.
Doth tho brother are Democrats and they
have probably voted for more presidents
than any other men In tho state. They
have no decided religious views.
The elder brother generally wears In
the winter time a coat made by skinning
iv thec-n, then cutting nif the lower parts
of the legs. Then he thrusts hU own limbs
through the holes thus made and laces
the coat up In front with rawhide. The
tall is left on and dangles almost to the
.round when he walks.
Have you eccn our
We nre seltlnr; a lot of them, but we arc
not selling thorn
As this cannot be done bj' nnyone. We can,
however, sell you Jio.oo wheels MAI(KI'.l)
STE3;INrC3-('"rtlItSnt model.,) J0ID K
All tun Wheels Hint wo linvo nre
V rito to Us for eatiilofrtio "II," givltifr
mm walnut sTiniiiT.
ALL OPERATIONS GUARANTEED!
U s u -E- n
Over 200 Teeth Extracted Daily. X0
PAIN Oil DANGER. Artlilclal Teeth
warranted to 1'it Perfectly. Decayed
and nchiiitr teeth, if worth it, tilled and
725 S3AiS STREET
ALTMAIt, KAULBACHS. CO., Props.
io West Ninth St., Kansas City.Mo.
LradlnK nnd .Successful Spocl illst la Hloo.l
Kervom and Urinary UNcasei.
MlliVUli.i iikiiim l v, with im man
clooray symptom?, cured.
!,). r VI'JAI.I'I V permanently restorel.
SYl'llll.ls cured tor lite without mercury.
I'KlXAltV iI.m:a-i:- cured quickly anl
tVIIM.N ALI, OTI!i:its I'.V If, consult Dr. IL
J. Whlttler and receive tlio candid opinion ot i
lliylclan ot experience, skill und Integrity. No
iiromli.es made that cannot be f ullllled,
.ili;itli iMii lurnlsucd at Email coit, and
Ri'iit anywhere bealed. Treatment NI1VI2U
MINI I). 1).
I kick consultation and urinary analyst.
(5 ITT nil1 to health and emersenclcs, seals 1,
J u i-iJU for n ciMits ,.t:ini)i. Wanks Fran.
Call or address In confidence
Dr. H. J. WHITTIER,
10 t'rt Ninth. St..
KANSAS C! IV, MO
PRIVATE WIRE QUOTATIONS.
U QUICK WIRE CONNECTIONS.
II. T., Chicago & St. L ouis -changes.
Ordere executed quickly for Listed Stocks and
Umidn, Grata and P.rk I'loilucts. Maki: ,1 spec
i.,lty of Commercial pjper. Nsticnal Hank Stocks
linndsand luv. Smiriiies. m. q. AOCLL. Pncs.
CHICAGO & K. C. COMMISSION CO.
G42 DELAWARE ST. KANSAS CITY, MO.
mock & Grain Toi 2 ( 27. Com. Pap. Tel. ) 5i)2
111. I'll OKAS.
OAlti:X TOOLS. Send for MIS Catalogue,
Trumbull Seed Co.
llUli Sl. Louis Am., KANSAS CITV, MO
C. II. FKK.NCH. I'res.
WYAS NKI.SOX, cc. and Treas.
Orders executed for future delivery of Grain
Jlooms uo, 21 and 22, KxchanRB lllds.
I'rlvate wires to Uhlcaso, New Vorlt and St
aaimo .-nMHiicoinii n
HILL- QDr?1llfllSIUN CO,,
KK1 New, Yurie l.lfu IIiiIIiIIik;.
TtlrpUaneUlHS. KANSAS CITY, IflO,
Dealers In CHAIN nnd VltOVISIONS for
cash or future delivery, and Itallroad STOCKS
nnd IIONDS. Prompt attention given country
orders. Heler to
New l.NaLANii Savu DErosir & Tnusr Co.
Farmers, Feeders, Shippers,
CATTLE, HOGS nnd SHEEP to
Ben L. Welch Go.
STOCK TARDS - .- KANSAS CITY, MO.
Market MentirU riirnUlieil. Write U.
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ficCO., ) J. F, -i-b-Sl'l-
rommltitou Merchant. Kansas Clly lock Ydi.
Liberal adrano made to parties feedln. Jtock,
IluylnK fredtnit cattle 011 order a pecUlty,
C'cronpoudence lullcttuX Telephone No. 1SI1,
T. Lee Adams
Mll.I.IIT ami (MSI!,
.120 Walnut St., Kunsas City, Jo.
mum vftfti-i. ss '
i lay is to IIBpsr tek for nulflus crayon iur.
traiui un- vutented methoJi uuyono who can
read or write can do tbo wurltat home, lutipare
tlaio. day or evoniug. aend for lurtlcularu and
worlt at onto.
II. A. ; It 1 11. (icrinaii.lrtUt. Tyrone. 1'a.
HEW FnESA?J'lABOtJTCAN'('rN(' ,
Hi.ll rNU-v thaKcaturcmadUi'aiov.'J
. .""".i w p. uuok lor a sliunp. I
Juhull. Woodbury, !tff.l .,, y,
,iu v u ,,vguuurjr'9 facial boap.
vi VK v wr
Bc E a
0.D QTJnT, 3?InTOSS,
A, tl and C)
now 1S03 pattern. Wo have net olil stock
complete description of our otttlro lino,
102 nutl io. West otli Street, Kansas City, iilo.
ti,. ni.i UMIahln twtitr. Oldcut III Ace, Lnnprcft Located, A ltecntat
(Imdiiiilo ill Medicine.
Authorized by tho State lo treat (WffiiWfflS V
uinntccu or money rciunucu. rtii.mwiicuiya luiiu,. ..--,, . , s,.,-.--
n from business, mtlcnts nt a nwuneo ircaicu y mini j.w.. ;;-i'" -, '"l""-i.i
frert trnini'nynnrbrcalniTC. tannics jow. uicr .w,'v tc. ..un ,w ,(,....
fiiSrtantf fetatovourclso and bcuQ for terms. Consultation is trco nnif coull-
nrnun ,riincrpcr.onnuyoruy icuer. ., .,, e-,,irrl,n.
Seminal Weakness and Sexual Dpbihty, (.SS'ffllSSft??!)
producitiK los?cs. pimples nnd blotches on the face, rushes of Mood to IicjiV palo. In back. con.
fused ideas and forKc'fulncss, bnshfiilncss. aversion to joclcty, loss nf wunl pom,'' 'moJ
HnClimS.s. fores, uollorrilu-iniiu.,ieei, u,.u
Sf,V,X.,S? ulsc;,5';s 1,03lllTelr cutca ur!
BOOl . " "f ".KWlff fiST .ier .tton of
above diseases, tho chects and cure, nent peal- i few doses rcmovo fovcr nnd pain In Joints;-
?.Hn nlal" ?" ipcrtor Sc. in stniniS Kcadtb.li Icnroin iv few days. Send statement ot case,
filtl" Cook in us" 'Hat of questions. I with stamp for circular. -------
f tjt t ..-.-.-.. For Men On y. ncplctowlthf onireuoimi
Free Museum of Anatomy fhousandsot curiosities. Tho j s..iop.
lifcdlko models nnd wnx flffurcs decrlj impress tho mlnd',-a hool of in-J Sunday 10 to 13.
t,7uCii?r,;5S0B?ttl. M - ftrMt Ar Jo Ut I court ,-
OUR PRICES ARE LOW
But Our Service Is UnoxcollGd.
Onrria;cri for Fimevate S8.O0
Carriages lor Opora S3.O0
Carriage to Depot, ono trunlc free .50
IBagjrago transferred airrwlierc in tho
carriage limits .25
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT 'PHONE 619.
H. W. ARCHER, Proprietor.
i. re. ncrtTni.ur,
c. s. 3foiti;v,
fi (. --Hi- Kansas City, Mo. '
Deposits Feb. 1, l!!9t, S-015,1M,98.
l tV. i:. Hall,
1 W. C. Ohm,
) A. l'dRSlcy,
( J. II. -Will's,
We ol!cIt accotintsof Il.iuiii, u.inltcrs. Corporations, Firms, Merchants and Individuals, nud T.-lll
beslad to meet or correspond with thoso contemplating maltlni; changes or opeuinR now accounts.
ASK FOR A .r--vrrrrfiVW&V:!,3r!tt
Tlio MERCANTILE IS TIIK FAVORITE TEN CENT CJGAR.
For biilo bv all I'lrst-clasi Dealers. Manufactured by tho r. It. ltirn JIIlltc.VNTII.i: CIOAIS
CO, Factory No. Sol St. Louis. Mo. oias. xr. LAMn, Western Asu, 901 Lydla Ave, Kas. City
vW BP 9 NATION All
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Foreisrii Drafts Issued on All Parts of tho Old World.
u. w. wociiiuvinn.
-tr? . I will f a., . i.,,r
,o , UUALUKS lS paints, oils and glass, J
! 1206 and 1208 u"'n Avo. (Noar Union Dopot), Kansas City, Mo, X
j3:0 TE CLIFFORD lOo OIGrAR,
l''"!!!"l!!!'!i'!!',!'!:!! """"'" T"1""''"''- '" "' " mr. lor .,lo ncryW,cr,
' jfni-iz.-iy .
KjMrT '.1".l- VT-N Y.Tui rv.
riwwour ravfirci "6 -Wli I. J
J7T,L-ir' ill'.T S- "rf JiKUtJ
neu-ar. o) imitation. ,5fld hv our .rtfer."dU..rn'e.'e,?,c',ilirJJ,J 5,5rfvi,.i'SiSJV,':,S!J
Temple, Chlcuto. Sold In Etn8a3 City, ilo.. by II.VArnow"j)ruL'Cl Main St"
HotisiGii jlii'c &
(Successors to Wro. J. Wolluiau Ci)
ISO DrlinmrnSI.. Khiixk Cllv. Mil
A SPECIALTY ORAQa
I CLOVER, TIMOTHY.
r or. a,. x3-Trx.Tr-.
J liOO-il- Union Avo., Kansas City, Ma
. -ij-ii ,"hrM
fCSPelaware St, Kansaj City, Ma Commercial
l'air, Stock and Uonda, Keil Katato Loaui
DOWN to JIS.M If you wont io buy them
Our machines nre nil made by killed
workmen who have given years of study
lo win i building, nnd are, not made In a
penitentiary nr by convict labor.
Wo have the Inrgest, etc.
Wc havo the largest nnd most com.
bleti lino of lllcycles ever offered in this
territory nt prices to suit every one. Also
a full assortment of. Sundries nnd Ac.
cessorles, ltetlnble dealers wanted to
represent us in unoccupied .territory In
Kansas. Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, In
dlnli Territory, Nebraska and Iowa,
second lmiul wheels to dlsposo of.
10th Street, KANSAS
cr U7 Yearn bpoclal J'iiictic-c.
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Rheumatism ,?gffl. t
SUUI3 CUItU. Tho contest discovery In tho
iH ot rncdlclne: 6 ilo.o clvca relief
J. O. STISHAK,
TTII.T, I OAIJfES,
Deposits Feb. 1, lfJ'J5. 52,7:18,578 24.
c. i:. 3fns,
Mcnrirn 1. Gates,
. It. Hiiriiliam,
11. . aicKIrny,
I.. It. Smith,
V. S. Zlloroy,
J. (j. Mroao.
24th and Summit Sts.
New York Life Building.
J, C. MORTON.
FAXON & CO..
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r ' ..,, irviuii4 wim ii wriiionuuora
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u r io us, Irru lurillriil
Bt Wlnif H. Y. T.lf,iT!lfl.. VATin'n nwv un
apuy, English Urancue", Uodcra tangnages, etc, . It
-wcrtratu. 0atalogiiefite.,,relephoi:9ll741 ' J
J. P, PImo, , M., Preliasnt
Vai mid $tjht Sclwolt.
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