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TTTE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. THURSDAY, MAY 0, 1805.
KANSAS CITY JOURNAL
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GOOD MOIl.VINQ. " ' "
Com Is growing In Kansas now almost
ns fust ns Populist scandals last winter,
mid Is uiniost as rnnlc.
It nin lo assumed that tho president
Is likewise not responsible for Secretary
Morton s latest outburst.
An Ohio editor advertises for 500 lions
on subscription. doing to lay for a
loathed contemporary, probably.
Since her marriage Nellie Illy Is keep
Ing very still. All that Nelly asks Is to
be let alone with her Joy and her honey
The worst thing that can be said for
free (diver coinage Is that Dan Voor
hces and John I. St. John arc advocat
Atchison people are elated over a cut
rate war among Icemen, A war of this
Fort cuts considerable tee with con
sumers. Tho high-minded Tennessee legisla
ture, having stolen a governorship, is
now engaged in u partisan gerrymander
of the state.
It costs $1.13 per head to save Chicago
sinners. This seems high, but Chicago
sinners are hard cases, and It Is proba
bly worth It.
It is Intimated that as soon as Mrs.
Lease can llml a suitable man to play
Trilby to her .Svongall she will write
Senator Stewart recognizes tiiat the
president is n. busy juan, and conse
quently Is willing to carry on the corre
spondence all by himself.
Speaking of bargain counter rushes,
thero must have been one at that Chi
cago store which sold sliver dollars at
00 cents nil day Tuesday.
They have had the wettest April in
twenty-live years in North Carolina.
Kansas will now understand where Its
Inst month's moisture went.
If the scales were right at the time,
this eat til "f ours weighs 5.S.12,fi; t,000.
t'00,000,000.000 tins, owned mostly by tho
Standard Oil and other trusts.
From th- disparaging way lu which
Mrs. Lease spoke of Governor Lcwell
ing's butter It is plain to see Hint she
dutibts the integrity of his eggs also.
Kansas has a stale musical Jubilee in
progiess nr Hutchinson. Hut the swect
tst musii i'. the majority of Kansas
people just now is the pattering; on the
S nai r orchard Is of opinion that
CS.crn,, ! hi, .a,, might set the legisla
tor'! a g....d , ..sample in the matter of
turning .i.'n lobbyists by turning lilm
The f. i That the Illinois Democracy
h.is no ..utl...k would not distress Sen
ator Palm, r .-.. much If It wore not
that he is in the same unhappy condi
Th ht,i that Spain's apology arrived
at Uasmrigii.il several days ago will go
dewo Oi-iii' with the public when the
text .i it. properly signed, appears In
thi ii uM.itt is.
bx -Senator -Martin Is right In predict
ing a r. in the next Pemoeratle cou
enii.n Then- will be a row and somo
bod wi'i g"t badly hurt. Jt will be the
Uem icr.itu- party.
There is a good deal of talk about
" heap muni y," lint the only genuine
cheap money was on ualo at a Chicago
store th. iihr day. when silver dollar
retailed for 0'i cents and $5 gold pieces
told foi t.7J, all day long.
The fact that Cail Hiowne blossoms
cut in a now dress Milt and patent
leathers .-very now and then create the
suspicion that some crank of the kind
who leaven money to Henry Georeo has
become infatuated with Carl.
I'hl.agi is to havo a religious daily
paper, mm whose columns all crlma
pews will b i.uefutly exclmlod, and the
v rk on the Monday Issue will be done
mi Saturday. It may bo an Interesting
publication, but It will not be a news
paper. Tho industry of finding wills mada by
the Into Senator Fair seems to have
died out. The number of those docu
ments has been Ki-oaily exaggerated. An
actual count would doubtless show that
Mr, Fair did not make exceeding- two
dozen wills, all told.
Wo havo little patience with tliou
iconoclasts who tell us that Oeorgo
Washington did not cut the cherry
tree; that General Dlx did not threaten
to shoot tho man who hauled down the
American Hag; that Admiral Furragut
was not lashed to tho mast, etc. It will
not be many yearn till some irreverent
skeptic will be asserting that Grover
Cleveland never bent u substitute to
save his country In Its peril.
In a recent Interview President ftaoul.
of the Mexican Ccntial railway, says.
"The use or the silver dollar has stim
ulated every Industry in Mexico, and
there Js a continued, movement of prosperity-
In thav coiw.ry." It doubtless
looks like active Industry and prosper
UKt but IVeslicijLaaoul p"Sljt(.to know, J
that the itiillmlleil use of Oliver etui pro
duce only demoralization and chaos. We
fear the president of the Mexican Cen
tral has not been rending the recent ut
terances of the president of the United
Slates carefully and iirnyerfully.
tin: iiiii.ii nasi.
The dispatches from Washington In
yesterday's Journal were rather sensa
tl'ilml, showing that the gold syndicate
I at work quietly to do what the do
moneiifcnticm 'of sliver gave thein the
tmw'or lo do-jrorntr gold. The tmylug
tip at a piemlum of the line gold 'from
tho mines will make them ready for the
hew loan that tho treasury shortage
In this Whole gold mitter-tir the loan
thh Journal has held to the theory of
a r-qnsrSlrnry to force a loati of at least
J2M.rmo,000. This Is not from the fact
thai we were any wiser or had Informa
tion that others did not. but from tho
logic of the situation. There arc no
coupon bonds anywhere available for
investment by tho gteat loan brokers In
this mutt try. and their surplus from
semi-annual Interest payments has been
lying Idle, ltnllroads are loaded down
so that most of them are In the hands
of receivers. The conspiracy was that
for success the men behind Cleveland
agreed that such loan should be the
As soon as the extra session was
called to tepeal the Sherman net. tho
organs of the president demanded at
once the authorization of a $:no.noo,000
gold loan, and on congress refusing the
lonn was made over the heads of con
gress by a forced construction of an old
statute ami JI,V,noo.onO already bor
towed. Yet oven this seems Insnlllclent
to wake up some people to the fact
that there Is and was an understanding
that amounts In olllclal action to a con
spiracy to get these loans from the
treasury for a favored few In the world
If anything was needed to make this
plain it Is In the unprecedented fact In
the history of civilization of a contract
with private parties to give them con
trol for n term of months of the nation
al treasury and an option on any loans
to be made subsequent lo the contract.
That contract runs to next October
live months yet and with a dellclt of
$."'0,000,000 now before the tieasury, not
only that but possibly a hundred million
added will be needed. The syndicate
seems lo be getting ready, and lo make
sure of being able not only to meet the
demand, but to keep others out, Is buy
ing up the gold of tho mines In ad
vance. And the cry is, when too late,
that the treasury Is at the mercy of the
Hut how can they buy up gold at a
premium and loan It to the govern
ment at 3?; per cent Interest? The
last loan cost them lOIl-i, and they have
been selling the bonds at 1214 1" cents
profit. Cold at IS cents an ounce prem
ium Is nothing like a margin of 17 cents
on the dollar on the bonds.
And what for? To force the country
to a gold basis and fund the $300,000,000
outstanding tieasury notes into gold
bonds. Such a spectacle as this pre
sents of the treasury openly looted by
contract is enough to make the very
stones cry out against the Infamy of
HUch a humiliation to a great nation.
Ex-tniled States Senator John Mar
tin Is walking the golden sands of the
Pacific slope and has iintiurdied hlm-st-lf
to an Associated Press representa
tive regarding the Issues which will be
before the people In the approaching
campaign. The ex-senator, realizing the
overwhelming sentiment In the West
and South for free silver, gives it as his
opinion that silver will be the sole Issue
before the people. The distinguished
predecessor of I.ucien liaker Is Improv
ing as a mind reader, though it would
be a dull Interpreter of the signs of the
times which could arrive at any other
conclusion than that Mlver will bo tln
leading Issue In the next campaign. It
Is tho Issue which is the thorn In the
side of the Kastern candidates, and
there Is a vast deal of skurrylng to
shelter on the part of the politicians
The senator passos very lightly over
the tariff question, believing It Is out
of the way. Ueing a Democrat, he shares
the hopo thnt it will sink Into Insignifi
cance before the dominating silver
Issue. Ilul the wish is father to the
thought, ami there are hundreds of
thousands of voters anxiously waiting
to get a chance at the Democratic party
cm the tariff Issue. Tho senator says
the foreign policy of the administration
la not an issue, hut there Is no doubt It
will enter to some extent In the contest
of next fall, While It is not an Issue in
ii direct seiinc, yet there will be several
ballots cast In favor of patriotism and
Americanism in our dealings with tho
nations of the earth.
i.momi; tax iti:ni:.itiMi,
The reargument or the income tax
case before Hie supreme court is not
likely lo ehunge the opinion of any one
of the Justices who .-at in tho original
hearing, and so thero Is little probability
that the standing of the law will be
changed lu any degree whatever unless
by tho vote of Justice Jackson it hliall
be declared unconstitutional as a whole.
The court has decided by an emphatic
majority that no income tax can be
levied upon land rents or upon the in
lerefct of t-tate and municipal bonds.
Thene points, aie not touched upon by
the iiigumeiitu now being made. Hie
main purpose of the rehearing being io
decide the question of the constitution
allty of the remaining portions of the
act. If, with the oie of Justice Jack
son, tho court shall llnd that tho ruling
of the lower court wust good law, then
the collection of the tax will go on as
begun. On the other hand, if the tind
Ing Khali be that the entire lw U void
becuuse unconstitutional, then th8
amounts already collated will have to
be refunded and the treasury will In
deed be In a bad llx. It Is expected that
a few days will tell the story, for the in
valid Justice will lose no time in getting
back to his home In Tennsi.;e before
the hot weather sets lu.
THIS wink I'MINH ) 1Mb
The hvit course for the Dvinocratlc
senate to pursue from this time on )S
tj hasten through thu buiiluess for
which the iipecial session of tht lcj(isu
tuie wjs called, and then adjourn the
Mttlng as soon as possible. The house
is ready for business and Is d. leiunned
l-j have something to suy lu th. logls
lation that is to be had, or l.-i th ,,r.
pie know the reason why. li has been
determined that a new election law
must be passed before an other legis
l.ttion can be had. The reason the house
has taken this stand Is that the senate
would. If possible, enact a fellow
tervants law and then blotk the Way (o
the more important measure
There Is nothing whatovcr'tu the wpy
of an agreement on a hew election law
for the two principal cities of the state
hut purely partisan opposition. Detnor
racy has too good a thing In the Infam
ous statute now lu force to surrender
It without a desperate struggle. The
jltcpubllcaiis demand it law that will ro
'move the opportunities for firtttd that
;nre provided by the present statute; but
,lhe Democrats propose) to amend every
'thing else bill these very provisions.
livery day that tho deadlock continues
;wlll be n damage to the party In power.
,The house Is In a position to make tell
Ing campaign capital from tho very mo
meut that an honest settlement of the
election measure shall be refused by tho
other side, and the course of wisdom Is
for the senate lo bow to the Inevitable
vlthoiit longer delay.
TIIISY IIAVIS .MAIMS A .MISIAKi:.
Strikes are always an unfortunate
method of securing the ends desired by
Workmen, and tho strikers In the Kan
sas smclteis will probably realize this
fact before the trouble Is settled. This
Is it very bad time to sit Ike, nml If the
men had consulted their own Interests
more wisely they would have hesitated
before taking action which has thrown
hundreds out of employment and de
prived their families Of support. Tho
sympathies of the people generally nre
with the workmen in their honorable
efforts to secure an Increase of wages,
but the owners of the zinc mines have
had their share, perhaps more, of the
hard times. Tho workman cannot ex
pect the employer lo operate his plant
at n loss for any great length of time.
The workman who bases his action on
a consideration of his own Interests, In
dependently of those of his employer, Is
not only selllsh but unwise. There are
mutual Interests which must be adjust
ed to prevailing conditions. The strik
ers must now realize the mistake they
have made lu bringing about conditions
far more Irksome than those which pre
vailed when they struck. If tho mine
owners were rolling In prosperity, thero
would be more justice in the demand for
an Increase of wages, but the owner Is
not becoming rich very fast, and, hard
as it may seem, the workman must bear
his share of the misfortunes of a dull
market for thu products he turns out.
is this isxt) xiSAit?
The final acceptance of the city's
water bonds by tho syndicate which had
an option on them, the acceptance be
ing conditional upon tho adoption of the
chatter amendment to be voted upon
next month, seems lo remove the last
obstacle to the speedy settlement of tho
protracted anil expensive litigation in
which tho city and water works com
pany have been engaged. Tf this action
of the syndicate really does mark the
beginning of the end. It Is a cause for
sincere congratulation on the part of
the people of this, city, for with the
water works question there are a num
ber of important questions which will
be settled at the same time.
The water works company has a mar
velous fertility of resources, and If thelo
Is any possible chance of further delay
ing the settlement of the matter and re
taining the possession of the plant, the
company may be relied upon to Invoke
the law to secure such delay. Few of
the people of this city have ever be
lieved the company to have acted In
good faith with the city or to have been
desirous of complying with the orders
of the various courts which have taken
a hand in the water works matter. Hut
the end seems to be In sight at last,
and the people of the city are heartily
glad of it.
Coventor Stone Is right. Let the leg
islature gel through with the Important
work In hand before it Is supplied with
more. The main purpose for which It
was called together was to enact a bet
ter election law, and attention should
not be diverted to other matters until
this purpose is accomplished.
Peter Turney was Inaugurated as gov
ernor of Tennessee yesterday. The Ite
publlcan and Populist members of tho
stato legislature refused to participate
In the outrage and did not honor It with
their presence. The day was one of dis
grace and shame for Tennessee,
AT THIS TIIKATRIIS.
Plunker Oreene will give his song re
cital at the Auditorium to-night, and the
advance cnlc is said to assure him the
largest audience he lias known In Kansas
City. Tills will be his tlfth concert here.
The increase of last year over the year
before and of this season over last, In
the face of the tremendous opposition from
the Herman opera, carries special signif
icance. Mr. Oreene will arrive early this
morning and to-morrow morning will leave
for St. Louis, where he slugs under tho
auspices of the Decorative art Society to
There will he an "Amorlta" matinee at
the Urand thlh afternoon, and tho 1,111
putlans, now tilling an engagement at tho
L'oates, will occupy the boxes. This will
also bo the last chance to hear "Amorlta"
this season, as to-night and for tho re
malnder of the week Miliackor's "Mack
Hussar" will be the bill. This Is the opera
in which the Calhoun company made such
a lilt here a year ago.
The second summer season of the Kemp
er tock company at the l'oates opera
house will be opened next Tuesday night
with the presentation of the comedy from
the Herman, "A Whirlwind," preceded by
the one-act cm tiiin-r.ilser, "A Uentleiil.tli
Whin." The record achieve,! hv tlm
Kemper stock company last season was
such an excellent one that the ret tun of
this organisation Is looked forward to with
tunic than visslng interest. .Messrs. Wag
enhals and Kemper succeeded In winning
a warm place in the hearts of the Kansas
City theatergoing public. This year Ihey
return with a mole punctilious company,
a strong reiiertoire of plays and tho hearty
good will of the publh alieudy weighing in
the balance In then- favor. Theater par
ties are being organized and, already, be
(ore the opening ot the advance sale, ap
plications for seat- have been made, o
that it looks as though a packed house
will welcome the i.iurii of .Mr. Kemper
and his associat. - "A Whirlwind" Is
adapted fioin the Herman from which so
many brilliant fan..-, are derived. It com
bines quick action, lattllng dialogues. Iin
nieiisely funny situ iiluiis. and u good op-
pQiiiiutiy for e a trie characterization,
It is not a "star role comedy," but af
fords the whole i uiiipuiiy good opportuni
ties to show wh.it ft , .in an .i,..-, i,
entire strength ot the company will be
brought out, so tint ihe publio will have
a good opportunity of Judging of Its va
rious membeis. James k lr.-wkut, lb,r..
Johnston. Thomas A Hall. Charles Char
ters. Thomuk Itos- Krrull Dunbar, Percy
hage, Annie Muitlmr. Winona Andres.
I'na Abel) and Laii-otig Kuwait all have
strong roles and tiom reports received
from Chicago, when. ih company is re
hearsing, the) will .ill appoar to excellent
The Oram) op-u ionise will have for Its
next week's .ittij, nuu the Pat Kooney
comedy Poinpaio vvhl.h Justillrs Its name
because one of n. , uinpauy is .Master
Pat Itoonev. sn ..( ir,e Ut,. IrUh come,
dian of that nam. K.ule mid Josh, Koon
) are also in th- i-t The bill will be
Lord Itooney. -. (ll )rt. jrjKnt f(lIve
comedy with innii.iou specialties.
Tile low Sale of oil, , iiunnotw..l tn it..
Sousj bapd concert- .u the Auditorium
ou.uit.a? ...,)ouii .iicj evening lias at
tracted much uu.ii'i.n There has been
a particulaily Hv lv -ale of ,10 cent seats
since they vv err ., , ,hl. ,lrket at the
.unction II kel ott, Saturdav is a par
ti. uUrly favorabl. 1 1 fr,r a baud concert
as nuny have a ) ,t holiday Saturdays
th s season of the wt Fousj's hand is
jald to be even hell r thu before Jsnd ti
certainly is the foremost military band of
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FEMALE MASONIC LODGE,
It Is tlrgaiiOcd by llrrrli Ctinpter, llrder
of the Iji'lirn tnr, Amtil Much III-
Inrllj The l'ainllilnle
When that somen hat. crrnllc apostle of
t'opullm, Mrs. Mollle JS. hraiv, of Kansas,
asset ted Hint she kitew the secrets of
Masonry so thoroughly nti.i well that "the
oldest living Mason" tould not havo en
lightened her as to a single feature of the
mysterious riles and reremonles of the
order, she started a sentiment that soon
got beyond even her wildest fancy, and
tcstllted In the orRnU.illoti of a female
Maonle lodge, nml What Is more, strango
than her beaulltnl llrtlnn is the fact that
It wnt la Katisan t'tty that the llrst fe
male lodge was Instituted.
Last night was the regular meeting nkhl
of the Io.Irc nt IH hall nt luiB Itrnnd ave
nue, and several, candidates wtie ptesent
for liiltl.itlott. "Miss riif.in II. Anthony"
was the llrst lo present herself to the wait
ing cirri around the nltnr. The olllcers
of the lodge were attired la gowns and
robes of tno-t extraordinary ch.irncier, not
patterned nfter the severe apparel usually
worn by olllcers of the tnitulltie Musonlo
lodge, but irentlotis of the feminine
mind, fashioned after the bewildering styles
or the present day, with Utile regard for
the dictum of the past, decreeing thnt the
Rnriiietits should be of the style worn in
King Solomon's time,
"Miss Anthony's" debut Into Masonry
was In the traditional manner, she bclng
niounted upon a goat with decided burk
ing tendencies. She wns escorted to the
most Illustrious high mogul and Introduced
ns one desirous of being Initiated Into the
siiiMime degrees or reinnie .Masonry, a in
Lease. The Initiator' ceremonies proceed
ed With n ileern.t rtf nnlemMtfv enrrrttileit
bv the occasion, when nil at once, while
the candidate was 111 the midst of the In
struction In the secret work. It was dis
covered that a man was hiding In the
chamber. He wan quickly captured and
given the liiolre between Instnnt death
or Immediate Initiation Into t.ie order, lin
ing a discreet young man. nnd In rear of
death lie chose to be Initiated, and was In
that part of the ceremony where he wns
bring told that the mysterious words, "A.
I-. nnd A. M.," slgnllied "amlnblo females
and aggravating males." when n loud
knocking wns heard at the outer door, and
the sister grand Inner guard of the Temple
Key Hole announced that there was a
"big" man outside demanding admission.
The lodge wns thrown Into consternation
by this announcement, nnd. after repeated
ly assuring each other they Were not nt nil
.cured, nnd discussing various expedients
lo pimMi the Intruder, the penalties rang
ing from death to setting the whole lodge
up to Ire cream sodn, It was decided to
adjourn and leave the naughty nmn In
possession, wherepon the closing ode, with
the following appropriate chorus, was sung,
and the lodge broke up lu confusion:
"Drat the men, they're nlways 'rounfl,
And It Is most provoking.
We cannot have a Masons' lodge,
Hut In It they are poking."
The burlesouo WHS irlven Under fhn nil
spices and by the members of Hesperla
chapter. Order of Kastern Star, .No. 172,
uuuci in,- tiiMimKeim'ni oi J-. . jiani
cnstle. The parts were all cleverly taken
and furnished Inllnlte amusement to the
large audience assembled. 'Hie partici
, Mrs. Nettle I'hllbronk, most Illustrious
high mogul; Miss Delia Wlngtlcld. grand
high pull hauler; Mrs. Anna lluney, sister
ronl panjandrum; Mrs. Ur. Hnrke, sister
high imiek-a-mucki Mrs. 11. K. Pierce, sis
ter hobblc-de-hoy; .drs. C. Jlrooks, sister
linen draper: .Mrs. Anna lnty. sister A. P.
and A. M.; Mrs. A. J. Ml Idleton, grand In
ner guard of the temple key hole.
Miss ISiilu Cooper took the part of "Miss
Anthony." Among the t.indldates not in
itiated were ".Mrs. Josiali Allen." "Fran
ces H. Wlllard," "llev. Anna jr. Shaw."
and "Annie I.. Dlggs."
At the conclusion of t lie burlesque re
freshments were served, after which danc
ing was the order of the evening for bcveral
MIST PAY IIYMCANr IC1SN r.VI
Water Works ('.inipiiny Will ICerelm Two
Hlg i ks I'riiin the City.
Under the recent ordi r made by Justice
IJrewer, of the Pulf-l States supremo
court, this city must pay the hydrant lent
iils due the water works company at once.
The amount due the Central Trust Com
pany, of New York, Is 5:'l.u) for arrears of
tent. 1,'nder the decree, which settles the
title of the coinpiiny and removes the ob
jections of the nltdrnevs for the iltv, $ii,
("l of thU amount must be paid to-morrow
and the balance wiiton two vvevk. This
will remove everything in the wuv of com
pleting the purchns,. with the new bond
Issue. The iuoii(r.v ur the payment of both
the sums Is now In the cilv tieasury. and
nothing I'cninlns Inn .in ordinance to order
Its payment. This will probably bu done
ine ueerue etle the vexed oiiestlon of
the water supplj of Kansas city, ICis.,
which has been a tumotlns block all the
time. The key to the position Is the Kaws
uioiith works, which are deeded to Judge
lllaek as trustee, fur the fuliillment of the
contract of the company to furnish the city
across the river with a separate plant
within a reasonable time. Meanwhile, the
company must furnish. Kansas city, Kas.,
with water until this is done, at a rate of
tin for each million gallons us. d.
'1 he Oulndaro works and the How line,
with the rluht of way thromrh Kansas
l Ity, Kas.. will become the property of this
city under the purchase, but there will be
a burden on them until the other city has a
separate plant. For the completion of this,
the Kawstnoiitli plant is held In pledge
and Judge Hluek may sell It if the con
tract Is not eoinpllid with in a leasonable
time. In this event, this rlty can buy and
the new plant can be constructed out of the
A Wbmin Merchant.
W. W. Jolmst.rSlr., of Wichita, Kas..
was In the city yestelday. Mr. Johnston Is
senior member of the linn of Johnston
I.arimer, the largest wholesale dry goods
house In Wichita, and Hie plaintiff lu tho
now celebrated "Wichita can.," tried before
the intuistale commerce romiulsxioii lu this
city lust week. Mr. Johnston Is In Kansas
lity on business, and lneldrntallv to lljc
the papers in the i.n... In which h.- s In
terestud. The raiboad attorneys were
given thirty days in which to luplv to the
case made out by the Wichita parties, who
have twenty dajs to perfect their evidence.
Mr. Johnston had wlih him a number of
receipted Santa Pi way bills for hauling
cotton piece goods from t.alveston, which
were to be (lied as evidence that his Itrm
had been charged more than the regular
rate. He says Ihe Wichita ineiehaiits pro.
pose to light tor the Kansas cfty rate, and
If they do not get it this time they will
have to abniaiu from grumbling until an
other favorable opportunity arrives for tho
pleading of their cause.
lliuglar Caught and llouuil.
Yesterday afternoon, when .Mrs. Hatch
returned to her home at ."iOU Holmes street,
she discovered a man coming down tho
front steps of her home with her jnweliy
ease In bis hand. She screamed, and Will
iam lleeker, who was passing, cingbt tho
burglar. Several men ran to Ibsiker's as
sistance, ami the lobher was securely
bound Willi inpes. The putinl wagon re
moved htm to the station, where lie gave
the name of John Hnrke. A quantity of
small articles taken from tho bouse was
found lu Hurke's pockets.
W. K. Folks, of Wellington, Kas., was
In the city yeslerda).
Colonel J. If. Kiolniids and (.'. IS. Henton,
or Fort Scutt, Kas , arrived In the city last
P. Snodgrass. live stock agent for the
Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis rail
road at Clinton, wus In tho city yesterday.
Another Insmance anency came into be
ing )eturday when Henry Kumpf, Ceorge
Kuiupf and Oeorifo W. H.iehr Hied ar
ticles of Incorporation for the. Kuuipf In
surance agency. Capital stock, JS.OoO.
Strawberries are a. drug on the market,
and they ar larae. and Juicy, tou. The
best ones sell for II a crate, and the Ital
ian hucksters cry them on. the streets In
the early morning "six boxes for a. quar
ter." Postmaster lluiner Jteed will talk on
"Hummer Farming lor Hoys" at the meet
ing of the Kansas City Athenaeum this
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The general top.
ic of Hit- afternoon will be "S'acation In
dustries fur Children."
A. W. Allen fell otf a cable car at Mis
sum i avenue and Walnut street yesterday
illuming and was stuvk by another car
moving In the upposlte dltcctlon. The car
was moving veiy slowly and Allen escaped
with a slight cut uu Hie head.
W. F. lirant and Charles Jubnson. of
Vili 1-Ss-t Nineteenth sliret, quarreled early
yesleiday iiiuMiing at iirth and Central
streets, i Slant totally diew a pocket knife
and stabbed .lohu-on twice lu tiie neck.
The knife nlad. iv i-, short and the wounds
are not serion- 'Irani is under arrest
Yesterd.i) iiu.iiuiiM Justice Wltluow sen
tenced Joe ciiaiit of Allen uvemie and
Seventeenth ,-u.i. to one inuuth In the
county Jail ili.u i was under airest lor
robbing the kio. .i store at lbw Holly
street or Jt in pennies two weeks ago.
When artaign. I m court yesterday lie
pleaded guilty and received a light sen-
teuce on account or nis youth,
Jake gimp.. ric. v ho was sent up from
Justice c.isi's ,r, t ror disturbing the
peace en I vv in ir,idB ids brag when ha
was pu in j it he could "sweat u
oil ye-l.r'i- .t'-'iut noon coiniuded that
he bad svveatr ' - Sjiuid naliMu- line nnd
uminc J?3.33.).He wsssit OU'-e
relea e, ,n
i n ,( i.
raying he would not
THE UNIT OF VALUE,
(101,11 ASM Mt.VKIt WlSItt: THIS STAMJ
AHtlS POM ISIfltlTY Y.SAIts.
ler.ldlng n Wnger .tnilgo Vinrenj tie'
icmrcs.Th.it linttt MrbiU. Wtrr. i j
' flin I'ttll t'rr.,.1 llll'l
Chicago, III., May S.-Tho Don, ,'lljl.ttrl
A. Vlnent hac dechled the hot '.triadiS by
two! tvell ktiovvlv Democrats of llils lily,
rx-Mnyof Hopkins nnd Wllll.uit tV For'
rest, ns to (he nfilt of vain front 1"K to
197.11 This bet h. attracted Co.ns'l'lcrabt.J
ntttnilon here nnd throughout tht- country,
and It bns been asferted in editorials that
.Mr Vint cut's reputation wns snelt t not
to .warrant confidence lb his opinion. 11c
was lit one time chief Justice of the al
premc lottrt of New Mexico and was re
moved by President Cleveland, owing to
hl appointment of Stephen Dorsey as Jury
The following Is Judge Vincent's decision
of the bet:
During a recent discussion at the Iro
quois Club, between Hon. Washington Hos
ing, Hon, John P. Hopkins, Slgmund Zeis
lr, JSsq., nnd W. st. Forrest, ISsq., the
trnthfttlnes of certain statements In regard
to the unit of value in the Fnlted States
from 173J to 1S73 was questioned. Tills ar
gument tesulted In a controversy, which,
by agreement of the nartle.. was referred
to me for decision, At my request the
question to bo determined was reduced to
writing, and is as follows:
"Slgmund Zelsler states that Under the
statute, of 1V2 both gold and silver weru
mndo units of value In the United States;
John P. Hopkins denies the proposition."
While I had a settled conviction as to
the inexpediency of the free coinage ot sil
ver by tho United Stales, without interna
tional agreement, ut the ratio of 1; to 1,
which was well known to tho parties ot tho
time, I had absolutely no opinion as lo the
precise technical question Involved lit the
controversy above stated.
In my consideration ot this subject I
havo had tho benetlt of the views of advo
cates of each side, and It seems to me
that the matter has been carefully and ex
In April, 1W, congress referred certain
matters relating to the establishment of a
mint to Alexander Hamilton, then secretary
of the treasury. January is, 1791, he com
municated the result of his Inquiries and re
llcetlons to the house ot representatives.
This report is nn exhaustive treatise on the
suoject of currency, on which Hamilton
.. uuiiusi universally conceded to be the
best Informed and most profound student
of the nation.
Hamilton evidently asked Thomas Jeffer
f.??...t':vurlmt'. th." report and express his
Judgment upon it, because In February. 17W,
or two mouths before the passage of tho
act under discission. Jefferson wrote to
Hamilton: "I return you the report on tho
mint, which 1 have read over with a great
",eal of satisfaction. 1 concur with you In
thinking that the unit must stand on both
metals, that the alloy should be the same
In both, also In the proportion you estab
lish between the values of the two met
als." t'nder the question. "What ought to be
the nature of the money unit or the United
States?" Hamilton says among other
things: "As long as gold, either from Its
Intrinsic superiority as n metal from its
greater rarity, or from the prejudices of
mankind, retains so considerable a pre
eminence in value over silver ns it has
hitherto had, a natural consequence of this
seeni3 to be that its condition will remain
more stationary. The revolutions there
fore which may take place In the compar
ative value of gold and sliver, will be
changes In the state of the latter, rather
than In that of the former. ...
Hut, upon tho whole, it seems to be most
advisable, as has been observed, not to
attach the unit exclusively to either or the
metals; because this cannot be done effect
ually without destroying the olllee and
character of one of them as monev, and
reducing Jt to, the situation of mere mer
chandise which, accordingly, at different
times has been proposed from different
and very respectable quarters; but which
would probably be .1 greater evil than oc
casional vat lotions In tho unit, from tho
llurtuations in the relative values of the
metals especially If care be taken to reg
ulate the proportion between them, with
an eye to their average commercial value.
" I he conclusion to be drawn from the
observations which have been made on the
.subject Is this: That the unit In the coins
or.."e... I"'"''1 States ought to correspond
with Jl?, grains or pine gold and with
. 4 1;r'1'"! ,f pure silver, each answering
to a dollar In the money or account."
Inasmuch as the number or grains in a
silver dollar was suggested to be exactly
Hfteen times the number or grains In a
gold dollar. .Mr. Hamilton's report neces
sarily recommend the adoption or a bi
metallic system nt the rate ot 15 to 1, and
his rellectlons are certainly of greater
value than those made by others vears be
roie that time. Hnsed upon the Hamilton
report, congress enacted the law of Apill
-, li!'-. sections nine and eleven.wiilch read
Section !i-Tlicif uiii.ii i... i..A... !.. n
inow ""'J'i "'I',1 '""Incd nt' the said mint
coins or gold, silver and copper, of the fol
ovving denominations, values and descrip
tions, viz.: H.igles-ISacli to be of the
value or ten dollars or units, and
to contain two hundred and forty-seven
grains and four-eight lis of a ginin or pine,
or two hundred and seventy grains of
standard gold. Half eagles-ISach to bo of
tho ynlue of live dollais. and to contain
one iiiiiidrud ami twents -three grains and
six-eighths of a grain of pute, or one hun
dred and thirty-live grains of standard
god. uuarter eagles Kadi to be ot the
ynlue or two dollars and a hair dollar, and
to contain sixty-one grains and suven
elghths or a gialn of pule, or slxtv-seven
gnilns and four-eighths of a grain ot stand
ard gold, liollnis. or units ISach to be of
the value or a Spanish-milled dollar, as tho
same is now rurnnt, and to contain three
hundred and seventy-one grains und four,
sixteenth parts of a grain of pine, or four
iiuiioi.'o aiio siMcen Krani oi sinii'iara sil
ver. J ,ilr dollais Kadi io be of half tho
value of the dollar or unit, and to contain
one hundred and elghty-tlve grains and
ten-sixteenth parts ot a grain of pure, or
two hundred and eight gialns of standard
silver. Quarti r dollars is.-ieli to be of one
fourth tho value of ihe dollar or unit, nud
to contain ninety-two grains and thirteen
sixteenth parts of a gialn of pure, or alio
handled ami four grains of standard sil
ver. Dimes I'Such to lie of the value of
one-tenth of a dollar or unit, and to con
tain thirty-seven grains and three-tirth
parts or a. grain of stamlaid silver. Iliilf
dlnies Kueli to be of tile value of one
twentieth of a dollar, and to contain eight
een grains and nine-sixteenth parts of a
gram ot pure, or twenty grains und tout
lirth parts or a grain of standard silver.
Cents Kneh to lie of the value of one.
hundiedtli pait of a dollar, and to contain
eleven pennyweights of copper. Half-cents
ISach io be of the value of half a cent,
nnd to contain live pemi) weights and a
half n pennyweight of copper.
Heetlon 11 That tho proportionate value
of gold to sliver in all coins, which shall by
law bo current as money within tho United
States, shall be as IT, lo I. aecoidllig to
quantity in weight of pine gold or pure sil
ver; that is to say. every fifteen pounds'
weight of pure silver shall bo of iqual
value in all payments with one pound
weight of pure gold, and so in proportion
ns to any greater or less quantities ot tho
A careful leading of Secretary Hamil
ton's report und the ad of April ", J7S.',
cannot fail to convince that congress sub
statulally adopted and emitted all of
his views which agreed with thos of
Thomas Jefrerson. It is true that congress
did not provide for the coinage of a gold
John- of 21 grains and ai of a grain, prob
ably for the reason that it would be too
small to be- practicable for use, and be
cause, us suggested by Hamilton. In the
same report, "in Binall payments It Is not
perceived wui any inconvenience can ac
crue from an entire dependence on the sil
ver and copper coins. The chler Induce
menu to tho establishment of tho small
gold piece Is lo have a sensible object in
thut metal, as well as in sliver, to express
the unit. Fitly thousand at a time In cir
culation ma)' sulllce ror the purpose."
It has been suggested, and seems lo be
true, that If tho provision ror the silver
dollar lu the art or UW hud been omitted
we would still have hud a unit or one-tenth
of the enu'le. or tY trains of uold. us
recommended by Mr, Hamilton, as the Idea
wus to have the value of denomination
made equal In gold und sliver. It was in
tended by Hamilton's report und the a. f
of 17'..! to have live and unlimited coinage
of gold and silver, after deducting one-half
of 1 per cent, as lu suld act provided, at
the ratio of F, to I, the then commercial
value of the two metals, und butli weie
made a legui tender for ull debts.
II Is undoubtedly true that the .Spanish
milled dollar, us It was then cunent. was
tho starting point, und the number of
grains to lumposo a gold dollar was ascer
tained by dividing the number of grains
in the silver dollar by 1 , but this does not
alter the fact that units were expressed lu
gold and silver On the contrary. It seems
to jiiow mat ooin were made units or
vatue. 'ine word -unti" was employed us
ahic. The word "unit" was, employed as dial. Msy 1 Mjjs.UUle, Jichiu:." wlllflve
i. equivalent of dollar, mt thdoltaP washer grunting cf44,
to consist of either one of two different
thlnes. One-tenth part of l; grains of
god, or 3ili grains of sliver, just as equal
values might be embodied In given weights
of any two given commodities, such as
wheat or corn. A unit of value l the unit
In which Values are expressed; the value
of both gold nnd silver nre expressed in
the act of 17W, so we had two units of
value. If both had .not been so expressed
we could, not have had hbmetnlllm.
The unit Is simply the starting point In
.ui?.r.l(Konm" of foner. In Knglnnd the
utilt Is the pound sterling, lu Hermnny the
mark, In France (he franc, while section
of the tt of i;o2 provides "that the
money of account of the United Slates
shall be expressed In dollars nnd units."
The language of (he proposition submit
ted for decision is not ns clear and sails,
raetory as might be desired, but I am of
the opinion that under the net of 17W the
unit was, to be the dollar, The value of
this unit was to be measured lu both gold
and silver, sit.t', grains being the quantity
of silver ntid s!Pi grains being the quantity
or gold which were to equally express the
measure and value or the unit adopted.
As I conceive this tn be the point nt Issue,
ns understood by the parties to (he con
(rovers), and which was intended lo be
e pressed in tho -written statement there
of. I decide In favor of the alllrmatlve of
ine prupof mon.
WIM.1AM A. VINCISNT.
Ihey Have Called it .Meeting for Netl I'rl-
day lo Discus Important
Chicago. May S. A formal call has
been Issued for a meeting of tho trans
continental lines, to bo hold In this city
on next Friday. The cull docs not state
specifically that the meeting Is to con
sider tho reorganization of the trnns
contlental association, hut that Is what
It mpnris. 'rhn .it! ....... ,i.. ..........
. . ...., .,, oiinw linn icjiic- I
sentntivrs of the lrnnsf.noiii,,,i.,t nna
arc Invited to meet nnd discuss methods
for the conservation ot revenue." It Is
well understood by nil tho Interested
lines that the only way In which reve
nue be conserved Is through a stronK
agreement thnt will Induce tho united
action on nil common Interests. Tho
plan ut present Is to form nn association
which will cover the through Paclllc
coast business only. It Is not llkolv that
the meeting on Friday will do more than
to decide whether or not the formation
of u transcontinental passenger associa
tion Is expedient at the present time.
The actual work of forming nn associa
tion will probably go over to a meet
ing to be called next week.
The earnings of the Atchison system,
all lines, were for the week $1,015,733, an
Increase of Jl2,ns2: for tho month, j:s,201,
4SG, an increase of JS.I.SOj. All the earn
ings given are annroxlmatod tn r-rosa
The passenger department of the Bur
lington road has decided to run n, series
ot personally conducted summer vaca
tion tours to the scenlo regions of the
Itocky and Hlg Horn mountains lying
east of the Pacific division. These ex
cursions have been run freqiicntlv in the
Kast, but this is the first time that
they havo been taken up by Western
Testimony lu liebuttal.
Chicago, May S. Commissioners Mor
rison. Veazey, Clements and Yeotnans,
of tho Interstate commerce commission,
to-day heard the testimony In rebuttal
against the transcontinental lines for
discrimination in freight charges. The
complaint was made by the Pueblo Iron
Company, of Colorado, which charges,
the roads with hauling iron and other
freight for the Eastern seaboard to tho
Paclllc coast at a less rate than was
charged from Colorado points to the
Paclllc coast. Paul Morton, vice presi
dent of tile Pueblo company, gave his
testimony In rebuttal In the morning,
nnd In the afternoon Judge Martin, of
San Francisco, made an argument for
the roads. He admitted the lower
through into and defended it on the
competition with ocean steamships,
claiming the rules of the commission
permitted roads to meet water rates
provided the freight was not hauled ut
a. loss. The commission took tho case
l"o Klver Valley Koad.
Madison, Wis.. Mav S. w new railroad
for the Pox Itlver valley, Wis., is assured
by tho organization of the Valley Terminal
Company, with a capital of $7,-,o,i"', all sub
scribed, which tiled articles with the sec
retary of state to-day. The road will run
from (ireen Ilav through Urown, Outagmle
and Winnebago to Neenali, a distance of
about thirty miles, tapping the cities or
! recti Hay, Kaukatina. Appleton anil Net
nab. The stock Is divided into 7..",il shares
of K) each, of which John J. Maclntvre,
of Niagara Falls, holds i',.s,"i); Ceorgu' K.
i ireen. Ulnghainpton, N. Y.. S5n, and Jo
seph Taylor. Detroit, .Midi.; A. II. Allen.
Chicago: Walter II. Pelton and John M.
llaer, of Appleton, WO each.
tight of Way .'Matter Considered,
Holden, Mo.. May S. (Sneclal.) At a
railed meeting of the citizens uf Holden,
held at 1-Siiglosslan hall this afternoon, tho
proposition olferid by the Missouri, Kan
sas .vr Texas olllrlals regarding the right
of way of the new proposed lireen ltidge
,c Holden eut-olf railroad wai considered.
Tile company icqulres the citizens of
Holden to purchase the right of way
through the city, and about three miles out
of town, and a commit tec was appointed to
solicit funds to that end. A little matter
oi o ie. iiioiisiino ouoars win not prevent
Holden securing the road In question, as
the c tizens are as a unit legal ding tho en
terprise. ICocnlcil tin, familiarity,
Last night at ! o'clock. William Moirl
soii, a painter living ut Fourteenth and
Johnson streets, was stabbed twice by
John (ireen, a porter employed in Ity.tn's
saloon, at Twelfth and Holmes stieet The
trouble arose over .Morrison putting sev
eral small pieces of Ice down the porter's
back. He was a stranger to the porter
and Oreen resented his familiarity by pull
Ing it Knife and trjlng to carve him. Mor
lison was taken to the pollen station In
the ambulance and Police Surgeon Hyde
dressed (he wounds, neither of which is
serious, iho porter ran away after doing
the cutting, and Is not yet under arrest.
One .Solitary Hoy.
Creat Hend. Kas.. May S. (Special.) Tho
seventh annual commencement nt the
Jreat Hend high school ocuried in tho
f.rand opera house to-night. The graduates
include, tour girls and ouo boy, two of them
BRIEF .ITEMS BY WIRE.
Nevy Voik. May S.-John M. Hyron, the
well known bucteilologjst, died ut tho New
oik hospital to-day of consumption,
Nashville. Tenn., May S. Tito inaugura.
lion ot Peter Turnev'wiio wis' dechired
governor by the legislature Frlduy night
ast took place at noon to-day u tj,e
hall of the house of representatives ut the
Scott City Kas.. Slay (.-(Special.) Mr.
Kiddle, an old man about W years old. Hv.
ns in the southvveat pan 0f ;OVl J,,,,,,,
ty, wus killed yesterday noon by a. ruti
uvv'uy team, ills grandson, named Drain,
who was also in (he wugon, bad an arm
Milwaukee, Wis May 8.-A special to tho
Wisconsin from WeUleld. Wis., says: ljx"
Unlted states Pension Agent D. K. Pond
died suddenly of heart disease at 1 o'clock
this afternoon. The deceased was promt,
nent in Urand Army circles and served In
London May S. The Times publishes a
dispatch from hobo, Jupan, stating cholera
has broken out on boaid the Japanese
transports at Tullenwun, on the I.iao penln
sula. It Is reported half tho troop ships ot
the original IV Chi 1.1 expedition are llying
the ydlow Hug, denoting tho dlseuse Is
Stanford. Ky., May t. Mayor H. O.
Hooker committed suicide hern to-day by
bunging. When round in the smokehouse,
lite was almost extinct, und he died shortly
after being cut down. Muyor Hocker left U
letter stullng that the cause ur the rush
act was luiiilly uoubles, which had be
Cherokee. Kas., May 8. -(Special.) The
Cherokee '.Mining and Smelting Company's
store was dosed yesterday evening under a
chattel mortgage, by local creditors, their
claims against the company amounting- to
J1.K0. To-day the Svvolford Dry (Joods
Company, of Kansas City, secured a second
mortguge for 11,100 on the stock of goods.
Lawrence, Km.. Muy S.- (Special.) Ar.
rutigeincnts were made lo-day for (he grad
uating exercises of the pupils of the Kansas
university department of elocution, There
win ur a manner Kitrn oy me nign class
pupils Saturday afternoon and on May ii
Miss Sweeney will give a graduating re-
iMi i?f vTia y i t i
Had I a pen Imhued with Are
From love's Immortal flame.
I ne'er could hope lo paln( (he chatmi
Thnt cluster round th)' frame,
The wavy hair thai .lusters o'er
Thy brow, so mite and while,
Would put to -iiiimr the fabled tints
That slutd" th- wings of night.
Thine eyes ore pure i,s limpid brooks
Where Bieetiet mosses grow.
And gazing In their depths I sea
A soul ns white as snow.
Thy checks! Hut, nh, no mortal knows
How much beM know of bliss,
If on them he could ever leave
The Impress of n kiss.
Thv lips nro sweet as any ro.e
That blooms In any June;
Thv smile Is sunlight, nnd thy laugh.
That sunlight set to tune.
If earth were tilled with womankind
Whoe charms could match thine own,
There's not n saint lu paradise
Hut would lies, rt the throne.
Jerc Johnson Barker.
S.MAIIT AND SAUCY.
Here are a few "don'ts" taken at ran
dom from tho "Hook of Dress:"
Don't wear a Dutch bonnet simply be
cause It Is fashionable. Don't part your
hair in the middle, unless you have the
profile of a Slstlne .Madonna. Don't. It
you have a sallow skin, comb your hair
V.?'.n .V.or ?'01!r etlrs unt" you look like a
Botticelli virgin painted In the llftcentli
century. Don't wear the new toothpick
patent leather shoes: they will mako
.u walk like a lame peacock and send
the blood to your nose. Don't wear whlto
sou.cn ii your nanus nro nig. Don't think
that because you can't accomplish a lullor
gown you can't coddle up the dainty.
I'tenchy little frocks now the rage. Don't
wear pink if you are a dingy brunette, or
yellow If you arc a faded blonde. Don't
ankles "lockings If you have thick
,.A,u1. now, the most meaning don't ot
them all. curtly put and worthy ot tho
wisdom of Solomon himself:
' Don't." concludes the "Hook of Dress."
keep nl your good clothes for vonr worn-
en enemies; wear them sometimes tor the
man who loves yon,"
Dear Cuiildl the god or the bow,
Why sharpen thine arrows all day?
My heart Is of stone you must know.
My nature the stubbornest clay.
Iliy dart will fall short, howe'er sped:
So use thy tlmo better, I pruv;
1'or 1 m not quite ready to wed.
... linn nmn, iiiHu uaoic nay
Sweet Cupid! thou herald or woe
Or happiness all, who shall say?
V Itll one whtsnereil "V'nw rl...,..'" .-,.
e rule like a queen In Iter sway.
Hewildered. unknowing, astrav,
I glance at the winter Just tied:
And yet let them say what they may,
1 m not yet quite ready to wed,
I've tempted the rates high and low:
Vveiilth. titles and statesmanship lay
All pleading heroic me ns though
Poor I were some mythical I'av;
es, poets and princes, the gay.
The sober, the wise nil have spread
Their nets; but lo each I said, "Nay;
I'm not yet quite ready to wed."
Ah. Cupid: I beg thee, don't stay.
For snnie lucky elmp may bo led
To pierce this stone heart with a ray
Of love, and then I MUST wed.
New York World.
To make a fruit salad Cut up fruits of
nil sorts attainable. If you use small
frultH, stone or break them so that tho
julre will How. Pack the fruit In a col
under witli a bowl under it. sugar plenti
fully, anil put on the ire until the juices
shall have drained thoroughly Into the
bowl. Add to this syrup one small glass of
iimr.iMriniiu tur earn person, and ror everv
four persons a similar glass of brown eura
coa. Place in a deep glass bowl, garnish
with a tew strawberries, cherries, black
berries, or quartered large rrults. pour on
tho syrup and serve.
A friend whose years are verging on tho
half century says that never In her ie.
inenibiunce have middle-aged women, as
a mle, looked so well got up and altogether
comely as they do now. Hither from a
more rational method of ireutlng the hair,
or because the present wajs ot dressing It
are favorable to Its growth, the abund
ance of gray and white locks is remark
able; and, although the masses of colls
and curly Hinges may sometimes owe a.
little to art. ill numbers of cases the thick
ness of the unmistakably natural gtowth
amply Jitstliles the harmless addition.
Then, too, the Inei eased independence of
feminine life and the Interest felt bv mo?t
women in sensible occupations and .sub
jects, have swept awa) forever that absurd
appearance of age without self-rellancn or
freedom which used tn distinguish Mm
elderly spinster, entiiely nullifying such
attractions as she might still possess.
There's a man lu Chicago who has a
mania for collecting all sorts of queer
farts In history, science, ami so foiih.
and his wite can't appreciate him at all.
ihe other evening he laid down his pa
per. "That's odd." ho said to her.
"What?" she inquired.
'ThQ statement that It -would take is,.
(Wi.KiO vears to pump tho sea dry at the,
ra to ot I.OjO gallons a second."
hhe studied tho statement profoundly
for a full minute. '
"Where vyould they put all tho water?"
she asked Innocently; and ho paid no at
tendon whatever to the question.
The late M, Worth appears to have been
a llrm believer In the theory Hut a nation
may, so to speak, dance itself from a con
dition of commercial depression into ono
of abounding prospeilty. Asked for his art
vice during the crisis In France in mi.
the great man milliner at once tendered a
simple spccltlc-thal the salaries of the
president and his ministers should be im.
mediately and materially enhanced. This
course, he urged, would enable them to
give moie balls and, by asking (ewer
guests to each. Induce the ladles to invest
In new dresses. Thus "money would dr.
culate, trade would revive and all would
go as merrily as marriage bells." It was a
simple remedy, and, a moditlcutlon o( it
would doubtless lend new lire to lethargla
Oatmeal and chopped Hgs,
m ,, LUNCH,
Curry o( Mutton juce
n. . j Huked bananas.
Toasted wtirers. club house chees
. , Cocky leeky.
if ,p . '"Ultun, sauce Bechamel,
liaked potuio. Iteans;
,., , Lettuce salad.
Cabinet pudding, strawberry sauce.
HIack and witlte parasols are mm.
smart, not the black arl white matertlV 1
i.'ifh"1., a.s "'?. blaek trbnmed with white"
KVofe vrtw ,!'itk S W
o'w casi ny pink or tiliiu. v.,,. -lv
effect of tonlog up and e I ffn? h
'Ste 2f. 'he skin Jnd iTy. "wh 'iLBW,lH
,'."L'i' 2L'M"'s ); while hi. ev
Mhie. and VhniilS .?njhn? ,brJnM t lh
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