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TJlti KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. THURSDAY MAY 1, 1895.
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URStST MORMHG HIRCOLATIOX IS KANSAS CIH
V islilnston. May 15 for Oklahoma and
In i m T rritorjs Northcrlv wlrnK
1 ir M orl Fair In western: showers
In eastern, cooler In western tortlon;
li rthcrlv winds.
Tor Kan'-am Pair, except showers In
eastern portion In the early morning!
xvarmcr In western psrtlons, northerly
winu, becoming southerly.
About sixty tlays for contempt of
curt Is what )oung Governor Evans
And now, If the weather cleric has no
objection, this part of the country will
tnko a llttl" genuine liny weather In Its,
Will the ndvnnced women who are to
liave a ntvv Ulble be content with the
limnbook or will they Insist on a. hor
book? The Now York grape crop wan badly
damnged by the cold snap, but nt last
accounts the Bowery peach was still all
In regard to that nttempt to blow up
Mr. ltei'd, we nre confident that both
Mr. McKlnley and Mr. Harrison enn
There I one crime the responsibility
for which the country will hae to take
on Its own shoulders, and that Is the
crime of 1S0J.
Recorder CJoff, of New York, Is going
to Japan. He has been given a pass on
the Japanese rallioads nnd Is going over
to ride It out.
Great Ilrltnln found oveirldlng the
Monroe doctrine such easy going thnt
she has concluded to do a little hogging
up In Hairing sea.
The women aro generally In faor of
Found in moy borausp It has a good ring.
Women iiIwidh like a i;ood ilng, es
pecial!) If it is a solitaire.
Worn the virions repot fs sent out
from Washington It seems h.afo to con
clude th it the Income tax will either be
upheld or will not be uphold. i
The weather has done considerable
damage In the past week, but It cannot
come up to Democratic uile for de
etructlveness and It needn't try.
That St. Louis woman will have to
nnswer for her icekless act, notwitn
rtandlng that the man she shot was a
member of the present state senate.
Admiral Meade may be Indiscreet In
his utterances, but the counti) would be
glad If the administration nt Washing
ton hud some of his lobust patriotism.
It se mi to hnve occurred to Mr. Cai
neslo that it Is not only a disgrace to
ill'1 rich, but it Is a disgrace for a rich
linn to allow his cmplojes to live too
Tu sdny night's hail storm came so
late th.it It Is impossible to say whether
the hailstones were as laig- as coeoi
nuts or onls the size of ordinary goose
"Nearly till men think a woman Is a
s "hI cinvi rsatlonnllst." remaiks the
Leavenworth Times., "If she will nssume
nn Int i st In Ills tioubles." In whoso
Tin dularation of Mr. Gas Addlcks
tbat lie will et be senator fioin Deln
wan Is Insult added to Injuty. The
"liUir blui hen" will undoubtedly sit on
If f. v rnor Kvan? I.s a fair sample of
t fruits of a "white man's govern
i i i South Carotin i it would be
v 1 r i,'i to let the. colored people try
t .r '. uni
V N w Ymlt paper has an article on
' II iw ti Judge Cats." It Is ensy enough
t m U i atu. The trouble Is to carry
out Hi nunce after the Judgment Is
j r o un'" il
The MiiHourl undertakers appear to be
n rr .lubly dice: ful lot of mon, con
Fl ' tl'ig that It is n part of their bus
In""! It wi ir lontf faces. Hut It gives
fjtud ft cheeiful air to islt Kansas
T nfll kit recoids show that the
mid r of O'.M illejs In only two wauls
n c it t;j diuwlni; pay fiom the city Is
t rtj-nlne. If thu ratio keeps up In
tli otb r waids Chicago may come to
If Known as O'MallejWIle.
It will be caty enough for a policeman
t teU wh triL a bicycle rider Is going
f 'tr tbaa tlifht miles an hour He can
fcimrly take out his watch nnd run
al 'ig-M.. the "bike" for u mile, and If
lir 1nu b has made the distance in less
IP ' i an eighth of an hour it will be his
du to inn the rider In provided lie
can t at'li him.
Tin IJi.nton county leprebentatlve who
pr , -s to sue a St. I.ouU paper for ns
seiUi? that he goes, tlsliing on Sunday
ought to win his case. Things have
com to u pretty pass If a Missouri
statesman can't slip out quietly on Hun
daj and string u few crapple without
the newspapers telling his wife and fel
low church members all about It.
Citizens ought never to be punished
for manifesting public spirited enter
prise. Some of the property owners on
Independence avenue put down expen
sive stono sldeualks, which In addition
to bcautlflng their own premises have
been an ornament to the thoroughfare.
Others, more economical, have got along
with cheap board walks. The park and
boulevard commission Is to replace all
these walkb. when the avenue Is
widened, with vvalk3 of uniform appear
mice and quality, at public expense The
proposition that the board confiscate the
costly walks already down must strike
ewrv thinking citizen as grossly unfair.
The enterprising properly owner con
tributes Just ns much to the boulevard
project ns his les enterprising or eti
able neighbor, nnd why should he be
compelled In addition lo give up a vnt
tmble sidewalk? The material In Ihe
walk Is his personal property and (tie
city has norlght to confiscate II. nnd
cannot do sd" nuccessfully. No well reg
utatetl court would sustain surh a high
handed procedure, and It would be un
wise ns well ns unjust to attempt It.
The dilatory tnctles of the city coun-cll-ln
the vacation of Hell sireet have n
wider significance than the simple le-vet-lon
of properly to Its orlglnnl own
ers. Hy the delay of the council hun
dreds of men nre prevented from work
ing who otherwise would be earning
The vacation of llcll street carries
with It the changing of cable lines,
changing of electilc llne, pnvlntf'of
streets and building of stock pns and
sheds. All this work will Immediately
begin on the parsing of the ordinance
to vacate the street nslted for bj the
stock yards comptfuy, and It Is esti
mated that It would give libor1 to more
than seven hundred men from now until
This Is a question In which the lnbor
lng men of Kansas City ate deeply In
tel ested, nnd while nn effort Is made to
raise the demngoguo cry of "corpora
tions" the plain fact tint plenty of work
Is being held back by a dilatory common
council qnnnot bo denied. Ij"t this mat
ter be settled speedily and then all other
questions growing oiit,of It can be ad
justed. AN ADMISSION.
Chambers' Journal, one of '1 e con
servative Hrltlsh magazines, In its
March Issue, that we haVe Just seen,
makes a most Important admission. In
an nittcle on the hard times It l.ts the
cause to the hoirdlng of gold In what
It calls the "war chests" of Huropo. It
shows that over $750,000,000 In gold Is
looted up as n war res'rve by tho Hu
toptnn governments "that would not
under nny circumstances be parted
w Ith, even for the most temporary ob
ject." And while depiccatlng this, the
nrtlclo only hopes for relief from the
new mines of South Africa and Austra
lia, which It says would be the "height
of fdlly to allow being swept Into the
sociecy of military chest", or locked up
In the military binks" Hut It Is the
following admission that has bc.cn so
unwillingly wrung from this authority
thnt we rail especial attrition to. Speak
ing of. this hoarding. It snjs:
"Nor could this lne happened at a more
unfortunate time, for while the output of
sliver lncreaeil by leaps and bounds, tint
of Kohl tell nwav raplillv. Hart Mlvcr
maintained the position It had always pre
loudj held In the world's currency, tlure
would have been but slight disturb nice,
for oven had the gold been hoarded, there
would rnve le"n ample silver lo take Its
til ice. This much ni,i be conceded to the
iil-mctalllts, that had IUcr rem lined the
Kiiropeim standard, trade mid commerce
might have continued to llourl'h, even
while the gold was being withdrawn from
circulation. It Is ueles, however, to spec
ulate on what might have been."
Thite Is the fact admitted as frankls
ns could be deslied. The stiangc thing
about It nil Is the concluding .icntencc
that H Is "useless to speculate nbout
what might hnve been." liven this ad
mission cannot Influence the abandon
ment of a policy admitted to be contin
uously dinstroits oi the emploj ment of
a lemedy confessedly ample to cure.
We commend this admission to oui gold
friends. If the use of silver In the
money of Huiope would have main
tained trade and eommeice in a nourish
ing condition, would not nnd will not Its
use In the United States do the Mime for
us? It Is doing so in Mexico and In all
sliver using countries now none of
them suffering as we aie or nt. Hut ope
is. The one sine and only cute fur hind
times nnd tho ptomoter of future pros
perity is tho restoiatlon of Mlver. That
fact is admitted even by Its enemies
The finances of the woild must not bo
used solely and only for the benefit of
money owneis nnd lendeis. The people
want a day In court for themselves.
i.iciit ox iim: m'ii.iih't.
A statement has been lecently Issued
by the bureau of statistics which con
tains some veiy Mgnlllcnnt, if not stnit
llng, figures legaidlng immlgiatton,
I'lom the ear 1S20 to the enr JbO.!
Italy sent to this countiy 0D7,GU Imml
giants, of whom 63 per cent, or 053,03,
were unable to read or wilte theli na
tive language, Poland contributed 52 1,
021, of whom 43 per cent, or I1C0S5, were
llliteiatc, their mother tongue being a
scaled book to them, to far as reading
or wilting It were concerned. Austila
and Hungary sent CJ3.000, and the per
centage of Illiteracy among the Iniml
giants from these two counttlcb was 57
Here, then, were 1,743,133 people who
came to America from the.e four coun
tries, the great in ijurlty of whom weio
uttcily without smpathy with our In
stitutions or undei standing of them.
They neither knew not caied anything
bejond the opportunity of geitlng work
at half the wages paid to Amcrlcin
workmen. Of this vant number l,3i$,7&0,
or 73 per cent, were unable to lead or
write their own language, much less tho
language of their adopted country,
The llucest nnd bloodiest labor dis
turbances in this count i y have been
those In which tho Huns and 1'oles hive
been engaged. It Is a lasting continen
tal y on the stability of our institutions
that they could withstand this mighty
assault upon them from this aggiega
lion of hostility and llllteiacj. The llg
ures suggest the trend of legislation
which must be enacted If the Institu
tions of this country mo to locclve the
protection which they domaiid.
wiiv w.wi nv i uiioi'r. :
As long as the United States shall
continue to wnit on Huiope for the
lestoratlon of silver the International
gold ilng will bo secuie In the monopoly
it cujovs. Illmetalllsm as It js advo.
cated by the friends of silver U tle
American Idea, while bimetallism as
proposed hi those who talk ot an Inter,
national agreement means the perpetu
ation Indefinitely of gold monometallism
as It now exists both here and abioad.
It Is within the power of the voter of
the United Htates to cut the bond which
binds the Industries and tiade of tho
country to the money sweaters of the
world, but It Is not go with the suffei
lng millions of gold enslaved Kurope, If
the United States Is compelled to awult
the action of Kngland und German) be
fore It can huve silver restoud. nobody
can tell when the day of diliverance
from the power of the money changers
will come, for they have all Huropo in
their grasp with a grip ten times as
strong as that by which they hold this
The- shortest way to an International
agreement Is for the United States to
llrst cu( loose.
"There la no doubt," frJnkly confesses
the leading' financial paper of London,
"that if the United States were to adopt
n pllvcr basis to-morrow Itrltlsb trade
would be ruined before tho year was
out." Hut the home-grown goldbug
throws up his hands In nlnrm nt nny
suggestion ot lb kind, and cries! "Hut
that would put tho country on a silver
brtsN, and we would have silver mono
metallism." And It might be that there
would be a temporary los of balance,
but (hero Is not the remotest danger
thnt the people would suffer from It ns
they are suffering now.
And oh this point we will quote again
from the financial News, the eminent
London authority mentioned above! "Of
course the States would suffer to a. cer
tain cvteiit through having to pay her
obligations In gold, but the loss on ex
change under this head would be a mere
drop In tho bucket compared with the
plollls to be leaped from the markets of
South America nnd As! i, to say noth
ing of Hui ope." The silver advocates ot
the United Slntcs nte by no means
nlone In their estimate of the power ot
this country to go nlone In the restora
tion of silver nnd the ultimate certnlnty
thnt all Huropo would follow. And that
Is the only way to International hi
mctnlllsm. inn i'!t.im:it avii:mmi:nts.
The people of Kansas City owe It to
themselves to take nn active Interest In
tho approaching special election nnd to
vote for tho three amendments to the
city chnrter which have been proposed
by the major nnd city council. There Is
no ground for opposition to a single one
of these amendments, nnd the only dan
ger to bo apprehended Is that there will
not bo suillclclit Interest taken In the
election tu secure the necessary three
llfths vote which the amendments must
receive to be adopted. There Is "noth
ing in It" for the gnng, and the pro
gressive and public splilted people ot
the city, who have the city's Intel ests at
heart, must assume tho tesponslblllty of
seeing thnt tho amendments receive tho
required mnjoilty of votes leglstered.
Tho lit st amendment proposed Is to en
able the city to close up tho wnter
vvoiks deal by lstilng bonds to pay olt
the Judgment ot the court of appeals.
This Is all that Is necessary to know
nbout this nmendment, for ceitnlnly
there Is not a cltlrcn of this city who
does not want the city to own the wnter
works plant, and no vote should be cast
which will tend to nullify the efforts of
tho counsel for the city In the wnter
woiks mntter. The litigation has been
protracted nnd expensive, and no
chances should be taken In the matter.
The second amendment Is one which
provides for a comprehensive sstem ot
parks and boulevards. This amendment
should be read by eveiy citizen. It Is
published every day In the Journal. The
amendment has been prepared by the
most eminent lawyers ot the city and
the burdens on the taxpayers have been
i educed to tho lowest limit. Every pub
lic spirited citizen should vote for this
Tho third and last amendment to be
voted upon Is one enabling the city to
Issue n license for $1 instead of $3, tho
piesent minimum. The adoption of this
nmendment will bring In a large amount
of levenuo fiom licenses Imposed on va
rious things on which It would be bur
densome to place the present minimum
MH.Wl IN A .NAMi: .'
The members of the legMatuie have
been squabbling nil this time over the
nnme by which the election bill shall he
called. What's In a name, an) way? An
honest election bill will prevent fraud at
elections by vvhatnver name It Is called;
and the prevention of ft and at elections
Is the object for which the legislature
was called together and for which the
people expect It to piovide. It Is trifling
with tho rights of the people and squan
dering the mono of the people to spend
nil this time In a content of a puiely
paitlsnn untitle over a matter which is
not, or .should not, be connected with
polities In any manner what '"or.
The announcement that there Is a
piospect for the passage of an honest
election bill will be hailed with pleasure
by the people of tho state, and they will
not stop la Inquire whether It Is called
by the name of a Republican leader or
by that of an organization for the pur
pose of secutlng a free ballot and a talr
count. Tho main nnd only thing to bo
effected Is the passage of an honest
elections bill nnd the other measures
w hlch hive been proposed nt the extraor
dinary be.sslon. Then the legislature
should adjourn, and the people will
settle for themselves the measure of
ciedlt which attaches to those who have
given them the tellef that they have
The revenue deficit, which Mr. Cleve
land spoko of some months ago as "a
comfortable suiplus," Is steadily mount
ing upward Tluee weeks ago It was
admitted by the treasury oflleinls that
it might tench foity-llve millions; now
it Is conceded to be fifty-live millions,
and tho suggestion Is mado that It may
go to hl.xty millions. Tho truth Is, tho
tieasury depattmont has never hnd any
Intelligent Ideas concerning the revenue
.situation, nnd Its "estimates" are noth
ing more than the wildest sort ot guess
The Western Kansas man who writes
to Governor Motrin that the people of
the state will have to lepont of their
sins neioio j'roviuence win smile on
them has a very shoit memoiy. It was
only last fall that tho people did re
pent and announced their purpose to
llvo a better life, and have since been
diligent!) engaged In tinning tho ras
cals out. The state Is now jeady for Its
KARNIVAL KREWE NEWS,
hytttt'iiiutlii I'liui Adopt d tu HttUo Monry
Needed fur lieu (.rent I'.iriulu
The dlroctors of the Kamlval Krewe
met last evening and districted tho city
and appointed tlu neceasar) committees to
cinvnss the dlstri s to raise the necessary
fund to Insure the success of the Krewo
at the full parai't Tho districts and can
vasseis were si-I.u,l us fallows;
l'lrtt district .ill wtst of Main and north
of Ninth Mchkrs.Lavv tan, Hlllard.Hlckock,
31 V. Watson, 1). I, Hamilton.
Second eUstrkt. all east of Main ami
north of Ninth John Sullivan, Joseph
Helm, George Gruss, Captain Cannon, Wil
liam Albrlttaln, A. J Wolf.
Third dlhtrii t Muln street east between
Ninth and Twelfth VV K. Hen. on, D. H.
lUeder. II J. lacker, John W. iloore and
C. N. Fitch.
fourth district, west of Slain and south
of Ninth John B Stark. H. U. H. Jaccard,
J) C. Saunders and H, K, Lang.
rifth district, tamh of Twelfth nnd east
of Main -Hmll S harnagel, l'red C. Hey,
I. on (laskell
Msth dlstrlc'. toik )ards Colonel N. P.
Slmonds, Frank Coopei, J. C. McCoy.
Seventh diirb t. West bottoms Dent
Yates. C. J, Si 1 melzer. Percy Thompton,
J. J. McPhtrrson. Ucorge Kyisell.
II r. J, Harry Le-wls was appointed press
agent, and his ductal title Is Kamlval
Krewe Knewsruper Kw tiler.
The vice consuls of tho city were chosen
to manage the parade of nations. They
are: 1. E. Hurroueh. Orltirh, chairman;
Th)ge Sogard, Denmark; Silvan Lang,
French; Jerome Fldell. Italian; Enrique
Guerra, 3Iexlcan; H. Johiion, Sweden.
Mr. C. P. Parker and Mr. Gus Ordloff
were added to the advisory board.
AT TIII1 TltUATims.
The second performance of the Kemper
stock company was a very brisk nnd pleas
Inn one and delighted the Coates au
dience last evening. The strength of the
company was even more apparent than oh
the opening night. The ciirlaln rang up
nt shaip nnd the play was over at 10:43.
This will be the schedule for the remainder
ot the neck. The bill Is a very attractive
one nnd should continue to draw large
Next week the Kemper stock company
will present Tom Robertson's famous old
There are few more delightful plajs
than this old favorite. From time to tlmo
It Is1 given a revival by a stock company
nnd Its ld)lllc benut). Its brilliant dia
logue, Its quAlntncss nnd charm never
fall to delight. Numerous plays have been
written In Imitation of It, but somehow
they all fall to attain Its success.
It Is a great favorite with Augustln Daly
and proved the most attractive bill of list
season with the National stock compnny
In Washington, Tho production of
"School" will present for the nrst time to
n Kansns City audience Miss Alberta Gal
latin, whose name Is familiar to all thea
tergoers and readers of theatrical gossip.
She comes most highly recommended by
a record of distinct achievements. She
will nssume the role of Delia, which she
played with great success last season tn
Tho cast of "School" Is unusually large
and will call for the full resources ot
the stock company.
At the Grand next week the attraction
will bo ono of the most laughable, nnd, at
the snmo time, one of the most refined
that this theater has ever offered. It Is
"Our Flats." with Mls rimlly Dandier, a
beautiful woman and delightful comedi
enne, as the star. Mls Dancker pla)ed
nt tins tneater last season in uionann.
and early In tho present season gave the
pliy with which she returns next week.
She has mode many friends, who will bo
especially glad to know that tho support
ing company is even stronger man it was
before, Tho p.u tlctilarly Interesting scene,
it will bo remembered, Is tho Impromptu
furnlihlng of a flat when the toil furni
ture Ins been taken by the installment
house for lack of pa) ment. Doxes, bar
rel", Ironing boards, bakct, and other
homely articles are mnde to answer utility
nnd contribute to beauty by means of ar
tistic draplngs deftly placed bv the mis
tress of the flat. This scene took Immense
ly during the former engagement.
The Gllllss opera house will have a re
turn engagement of "In Old Tennessee"
next week. Since the plnv was produced
at this house a few weeks ago, many
changes have been made In the llne,
scenes nnd cast, and It Is said that it has
been greitly Improved, it will be remem
bered that It contains ome of the best
pi mtatlon features ever placed on the
stage, it possesses a novelty that should
make it a valuable piece of theatrical
The employes of the Glllls opera houo
will be given a benefit Wednesday after
noon nnd evening of nnt week. The pro
gramme will be furnished by the Third
Regiment band; tho Shaffers.ln a high class
musical act: James Glbon, monologue; At
kins and Altmnn, horbontnl bar perform
ers; the Knnns City Athletic Club, eight
In number; the Tuxedo quartette. In pop
ular songs; Farrel! & Pope, comedians, In
n sketch; Arthur Jennings. In songs nnd
dances, and one act of "In Old Tennessee,"
with full cast.
AN IVKMIV1J WOMAN.
She is a genial old coloied aunty, )et
she has a sarcastic tongue, which she can
use when the occasion arises.
Aunty went Into a Main street drug store
the other afternoon to make a small pur
chase, but the clerk was much Interested
In n couple of girls on tho corner and paid
Aunty little attention.
What with tho ogling, neck stretching
and primping of the )oung man and her
f (Iff If ft', . If'.
fl'' IJU ?1
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desire to be speedily waited on. Aunty
dually got very nervous, and then her
nervousness changed to wrath Mie stood
the Indignity as long ns possible ind then
broke out with a (-coring that made the
oung man's hair assume an erect posi
tion She wound up her talk with the fol
"See here, )oting man, If I had as many
who Is In my head and as much rubber In
my neck as )ou have I would make me a
The Tort Scott Evening Item has been
flnall) clipped, having run forty-one dn)s,
Marshal James Hatton, of Weir City, has
Just been appointed for the ninth consecu
tlva time to the position he so acceptably
Galena expects, by stretching Its lim
its out sulllclcntly, to show a population of
7.000 or 8,000 Neighboring county Eeats
should keep their e)es open.
The prosperous and progressive Taola
Odd Fellows will let the contract Saturday
for a Una brick business block, with lodge
headquarters In tho upper story.
Abilene Deflector; A snow storm got In
Its frltky work up at Hajs City Sunday
nnd the farmers are Jubilant Thpy hope It
will make the wheat they sowed last fall
Mr. Dike, the new poll tax foreman for
the First ward. In Fort Seott, will undoubt
edly Und It convenient to ride himself
mound when making his collecting trips
over his district.
Major Cole opened his Fort Scott en
gagement Sunday night to n crowd so
great that the big tent was not only tilled
to overflowing, but hundreds were unable
io gain aornission at an.
The craduntlni; class In TMeklnsnn nnnn.
t)'s high school this year will number
twenD-bcven. the largest in its history.
The salaries of the faculty for the ensuing
;ar wll aggitgate only I i'd, a contlder
able saving over previous )ears,
The freight train on the Missouri Pa
elite, known as the "strawberry special,"
made the run fium Coffe)vllle to Osa
watomte, J37 mllm, In four hours nnd a
half the other day. It averages faster
time than either stock or passenger trains,
One Arm In Columbus shipped C500 crates
of straw ben les of their own raising last
)ear besides several thousand for other
growers and expect to do even better this
vear, The Advocate insists that fcklnner
Dros. are entitled to be called the "straw
berry kings" of Kansas,
Judge Walter I.. Simons, the silver
tongued lawier-orntor. of Fort Scott, has
entered the lecturq Held, and Is delivering
what is said to be an eloquent and enter
taining address on "The Character of Jesus
Christ as Viewed from the Standpoint of a
l.awjer and Tested by the llules of Hv(.
The recent pajment of 253 per cent divi
dend winds up the business of the defunct
First National Dank of Abilene, and De
ceive Hogers v.Jll soon be discharged He
has handled the tangled ulfalrs of the In
stitution very skillfully and has secured
for the creditors all but J2V per cent of the
face of their claims.
Mose Hazeltlne, the Jovial Newton drum
mer, prides himself on owning the tlnest
c) clone cellar In Kansas. It Is built of
brick. Is four feet by eight, seven feet high,
the floor is" of cement, and the loot is
formed of heavy oak timbers covered with
earth. It cost . New ton probabl) won't
enjoy a visit from a tornado now for the
next twenty )eurs
Captain Deub Smith, of Osawatomtc, has
been heard from. In his triumphal toui
across I.ngland, waving aloft the banner of
the sunflower and the grasshopper, ho has
set his foot upon his native heath, and is
exposed to the dazzling glare of fame by
the local paper, the Stockport Advertiser,
thus. "Captain Deuben Smith, of Dasa
watomle. Kansas. .1'. ft. A.. U neer l...r .,,,
a visit to his native town after an absence
of U years, and to-morrow night he will
address the Inhabitants of his native -v II-
H l if r j
t 1 1 i (
i?'HnA-n,?.n?;.wta?tir0.: ns nStlevn- w llf enable them to care for themseves un
lhl?'e ' school til the opening- of work during the fall
HOW AMERICA MAY RULE,
The "Itest Interests" nf thft t'ntteil Stfttff,
nt Seen by I-ondnn's f esdlng Finan
From the tjondon Financial News,
There have not been wanting of hie In
dications of growing Irritation with En
gland for Us dog In the manger silver pol
icy. Gold monometallism Is convulsing
two continents nnd gravely compromising
the future of the noorer stales In Europe.
This feeling has been voiced In America
by Senator Ixdge. whoe proposal Mrtuslly
to shut out Drltlsh goods from the United
Stales until we should assent to n bi
metallic convention, though extreme nnd
absurd, Indicates tho trend of sentiment
on the other side ot the Atlantic.
Senator Lodge Is not n silver man, In the
usual sense, being opposed out nnd nut to
free coinage In the United States under ex
isting conditions, nnd therefore his
views, thoURh tlnirod with strong feeling,
may attract more attention here than
thoc ot tho pronounced sltverltes, Mr.
1.ode Is very bitter nbout the failure of
the DriiFsels conference ot last enr, where
the attitude of the Drltlsh olllclal dele
gates vvns "enreMv lrs Ihrtn iltseonrlp-
otis" to the United Slntes, nnd he believes
than nine-tenths of the American people
regard It In Hint light.
, A feeling of this kind Is not to be lightly
Ignored, Wo hnve frequent dlplomitlc dlfJ
Terences with the United Stntes, but as a
rule thcro is seldom nsoclaled with these
nny sense of animus between the people of
the two countries. Hut now we nre en
couraging the growth of n feeling thnt on
a question, which nlTccts the prosperity ot
million of individual Americans, Knuland
Is inclined to entertain views unfriendly to
tho United Stale. We know, of course,
thnt the unfriendliness is accidental, and
that, our monetary policy Is controlled by
purely selllsh considerations so purely self
ish that we do not mind seeing India suf
fering from our action much more than
America does, The Americans nre suf
ficiently old-fashioned enough to believe
that It Is the part of a friend to show him
self friendly, and when this country turns
n deaf ear to the plnlnt of half the world,
they not unnaturally take It unklndlv.
It Is not for us to sny whether the feeling
ot Irritation Is wholly Instilled or not: It
exists, and that It the main point. More
over, it Is taking n shape that may entail
very awkward consequences on u. The
recent proposal to foln Mexican dollnrs In
San Francisco was a bid toward giving us
an object leson by ousting us from our
commanding position In Eastern trade.
There is a plain moral In the remark that
If the United Stntes would venture to cut
herself adrift from Europe nnd take out
right to sliver, she would have nil Amerlci
and Asia at her bick, and would command
the markets of both continents. "The bar
rier of gold would be more fntnt than any
barrier of a custom house. The bond of
silver would be stronger than any bond of
There can be no doubt nbout It that If tho
United States were to adopt a silver bils
to-morrow IIr!tlh irnrin wntiM Iim rnlner!
before the )ear was out. Every American
Industry would be protected, not only nt
home, but In every other market. Of
course the Stntes would suffer to a certain
extent, through having to piy her obllgi
tlons abroad In gold, but the loss on ex
change under this head would be a mere
drop In the bucket compared with the
profits to be reaped from the markets of
South America and Asia, to say nothing
The mnivel Is that the United States has
not long ago seized the opportunity, nnd
but for the belief thnt tho way ot England
Is necearlly the way to commercial suc
cess and prosperit), undoubtedly it would
have done so long ago. Now Americans
are awakening to the fact that "-o long as
they narrow their ambition to becoming a
larger England," they cannot beat us.
It has been a piece of luck for us that
It has never before occurred to the Amer
'cans to scoop us out of the world's mar
kets by going on a tilver basis, nnd It
might serve us right If, Irritated by the
contemptuous apathy of our government to
the gravity of the silver problem, tho
Americans retaliate by freezing out gold.
It could easily be done.
i.irTLi: hit coon.
Cnrdlii it Tostl I'ails tn MtUty Ills ltnthcr
Hungry Gut stx.
From II Messnggero.
Cardinal Tostl took his greatest delight
In watching people eat who v.-ere "blessed"
v.Ith voracious appetites, and to gratify his
whim ho frequently Invited a company ot
notorious grent eater, nnd regaled them
with an abundance of the choicest viands
hi- could procure. One day, being In a spe
cially good humor, his eminence said to his
cook' "To-day )ou must nsk three men
ot extraordinary capacity to dinner, and
prep ire a set of coures that would satisfy
eighteen ordlnar) persons. "
The cook set off to Dlp-tgrande, where he
selected the strongest and most fnmishpd
lool.lng of the porters he found standing
about, provided them with decent clothes
and took them to the cardinal's palace.
The table groaned under a glcnntlc heap of
the best and dearest eatables to be li id.
The porters required no pressing, hut madu
a raid on the provisions like a pack of
hungry wolves Tho cardinal w itched the
proceeding- from behind a curtain, and wii
delighted when In a comparatively short
tlmo all the nice things which adorned the
table had disappeared, down to tho veiy
lit As genuine Unmans, the three recf
ers were not unmindful of the rules ot po
liteness, and one of them was deputed to
express to his eminence their heartfelt
thankH for his kind invitation A footman
took him Into tho presence of the cardi
nal "Well," Inquired the old gentleman, with
a smile, "did )ou enjoy jour feed"
"Vei much, )our eminence," was the re
ply. "Little, but good!"
New York Weekly: Mistress "What?
Dinner time, tho tiro out and tho breakfast
dishes riot set washed? What have )ou
been doing"" .. wm
New Girl "Please, mum, I was busy all
the morning readln' about a fine lady who
stab'aed her servant girl, mum."
illsttess Well, mistresses can't stand
Harper's Dazari "Vou said you would
go with me to the ends of the earth."
"To tho ends of the earth, yes: but not
to Drooklyn, Mr. Plppy." ' l not
Gray, Omaha, Is at tho Coates.
, Crane, Columbus, O., Is at the
, Hunter, Fort Scott, Is at the
It. J, Walsh, Pasadena, Is at the Coates.
J L. McLaughlin Is at tho Coates.
J. P, Wiser, Prescott, Ontario, Is at the
L. I). Hopkins, Sedalla, Is at tho Coates.
O. F. Dogcrs, Philadelphia, Is at tho
T. P. Ta) lor, Drldgcport, Conn., Is at tho
W. 13. Cowan. Portland. Ore., is nt h
Mr. Dnnkln Mason and 31, J. II. 3IcCune,
of Topeka, were at the Coates House )es.
Mr. A. J. Oowles, ot Abilene, Kas,, pro
prletor nf tba Union depot at that place,
was In tho city jestorday,
31, Trailer, Warrensburg, 3to,, Is at tho
John Moren nnd wife, Omaha, Neb., are
at tho New Alban),
II. S. Tucker, .Marshall, 3lo., Is at the
Geoigo D, Gordon, Dover, 3Io,, Is at the
W, fiirjsler, Ellis, Kas., is at the New
13. W. Hamilton, St. Joseph, is at the
H. W. Hall, St. Louis, 3lo., Is at the Ho
P. 13. Williams, St, Louis, is at the Hotel
H. P. Cox. Springfield, 3lo., Is at the
Hotel Vlctoila. ' lnq
C, II, Gardener and wlfe.Spriiiglleld. 3Io..
aro ut the Hotel Victoria. '
AW D. Swan, Helfast, 31e., Is at tho Hotel
Miss, Annabtll Swan, Dclfast, 3le Is at
the Hotel Victoria. '
sF. si Btewar, st- Louis, is at the Hotel
J. W. Edwards, of Newton, Kas., was
registered ut the Centropolis jesterday.
J. D. Lowery, chairman of the board of
police commissioners of Fort Scott was in
the city yesterday, sir. Lowery Is author
ity for the statement that the saloons
are all closed at Fort Scott. """'
Hon. William Gardner, of Girard. Kas.
and Colonel 13. H Drown, of tho same
Place.vvere In the city last evening. Major
Gardner left for home on the evening
tiuln. having completed the business that
culled him to tho city, but Colonel Drown
Is to remain for several days. Colonel
Drown was for several jeurs enguged in
the coal mining business, but is out of that
line of trude at present. Ho tali tho
miners of that part of the state are buy
ing about three days' work each week and
are making expenses. There Is expected to
be enough work during the summer to
keen them on about half tlmp mi !.
68 EX-BANKERS IN ONE JAIL,
A coi.onv or riiiBONr.nn in kinos
President, Cnftlilcri nnd Tellers All At
Hani Ijvlmr Drcniun They t'outd
Mut ItcsUt Stertllng Other
I ormer bank orricers to the number of
sixty-eight, nil serving sentences ,ln one
penltcntltaryl That Is the remarkable fact
which will appear In the forthcoming re
port df Warden Hayes, of the Kings coun
'lo bo more explicit, a)s the New York
World, there arc now within the cold gray
nnd black walls of thnt Institution seven
men who, when nrrested for embezzlement
of deposllors' funds, were presidents of
national banks; twelve men who, when
rounded up In a career of crime by the
strong nnn of the Inw, were honored nnd
respected cashiers of national banks, nnd
forty-nine othbr men who were trusted
clerks or tellers In banks ot the same
The Kings county penltenllnry Is ono
ot the live penal Institutions in thft coun
try wnicn, unner contract wmi tne general
government, keep In confinement nil pris
oners convicted of felonies by United Stntes
courts. The other prisons that board Un
cle Sara's lawbreakers nre that nt Albany,
the Erie county penitentiary, near Durfalo;
the house of correction! nt Detroit, nnd the
most Impregnable prison In the world, tho
Minnesota stato penitentiary, at Stillwater,
Federal convicts are allotted to the con
tracting prisons In Him. At present the
Kings county penitentiary hnsi nil the
United Stntes prisoners that It Is permitted
to have. For this reason Dill Cook, the
Indian Territory desperado, train robber
nnd murderer, was sent to Albany.
The olTen'es for which tho federal courts
send prisoners to the penitentiary nre for
felonious violations of the national banking
laws for robberies of nnd Interference with
the United Stntes mail", for counterfeiting
tha rnih n lnnlf nnteq of the covernmcnt.
for misuse of the mails, for ilolntlons of
the revenue laws and for felonies commit
ted In the territories, not punishable under
tribal laws. , ...
Fedetal prisoners, ns n rule, are either
men of more than average Intelligence
such ns bank defaulters and counterfeiters
or ot desperate courage and daring such
as train robbers nnd moonshiners.
There nre to-rtny In the live peniten
tiaries named 2.100 federal prisoners. In
their nsslnnment no distinction Is shown.
A new batch Is sent to the prison that has
at the time tho fewest "boarders," ns they
The percentage of former bank officials
at Albany, Erie, Detroit and Stlllvyater
will average the same as at the Kings
countv Institution, ihe total number is
equally divided between the five prisons.
Thiro are nt present m't "boarders" at
Kings, of whom slxtv-elght are from banks.
The total number of bank defaulters, cm
berzlers nnd wreckers formerly connected
with national banks aione win. tnereiore,
approximate 310 or about one-sixth of the
total number of federal prisoners in confine
ment for felonies.
The numerous federal offenders convicted
ot minor offenses such ns illegal timber
cutting, destruction of government prop
erty, obstruction of mails, etc. are con
fined In the Jails ot the districts In .which
they are convicted, at the government'3
Warden Hayes yesterday absolutely re
fused to potmlt the compilation of n list
of the ex-li.ank officials now in his cu3to1y.
He takes the rather novel and humane view
that the publication, from time to time, of
a reminder of the whereabouts of a con
vict is nn unwniranted humiliation of tho
family of the convict, and un additional
punishment which, as a prison ofllclal, ho
h is no right to inflict,
"These men aro brought to me," he said,
"to safely keen for a certnln term of yeacs.
That duty I discharge. 1 he commitment,
since Attorney General Sllller's time, has
been so worded as to evade tho stntute
against cmplo) ment of these men. They
nre sentenced to o manv ) ears' Imprison
ment nt 'hard labor.' In this Institution
there Is no congenial employment for this
class of prisoners, no occupation which
their clerical training would fit them for.
"There is but one clerk In the Kings
county penitentiary, nnd he Is. like mv
seif. a regularly appointed and paid ofll
clal. I know that In manv of the peniten
tiaries of the country there is a great deal
of bookkeeping, timekeeping, compilation
of statistics, etc., done by detailed con
victs. All that class of work in connec
tion with this prison Is done by cleiks In
the employ of the commissioners at the
Charities und Correction olllce, on Elm
"I have here In my population as able
financiers nnd expert accountants as ever
lived They came from nil over the East
and Southwest. We have them from Louis
iana to Maine. If there should be a strike
of tellers, cashiers and clerks In any one
of the banks of greater New York, I could
furnish a complete staff on one hour's
notice. Yes, I iould fit the bank out with
a president and a full force down to but
not including the iaultor. It is a rcmark
abe fact which I have aerified by looking
over the records that although there have
been conllned In this prison since It began
to receive United States prisoners, twelve
or fifteen venrs ago. a total of 130 bank
oitlcers nnd clerks, we have never ns yet
had a Janitor or watchman or runaway
"The terms of this class of prisoners
van from five to twenty )ears. ot the
lxty-elght prisoners but one Is a Liook
lin man, nnd not over four of them are
from New- York city. Seely is one of
these. Ho robbed a national bank, nnd
there was a vacancy here, nnd that is
whv ho is with us, Had his offense been
.against a state bank he would have gone
to Sing Sing, Clinton or Auburn. If thero
is a vacancy here, Seely's brother-in-law,
A) mar, may be near him."
As the commitments cnll for hard labor,
there. Is nothing for the warden to do
but to put them Into the shop. Slen who
dally handled thousands of dollars in hank
notes aro now caning chairs. Able finan
ciers, with valuable views on bond Issues
and popular loans, are becoming deft In
the manipulation ot needles or tho opera
tion of sowing machines in tho tailor shop.
A dishonest teller may make a good cob
bler but thA maiorltv of them nro en
gaged In the manufacture of tho fahrlo
known ns "tampeek." As prisoners this
class has alwavs been found orderly, and
cheerfully obedient to the rules of the in
ntltutlon. They nre neat und well-man-nenil,
steady patrons of the prison library,
and without exception avail themselves to
the limit of the privileges given for letter
writing. They are, ns a class, men who
realize the Justice of their punishment,
nnd are disposed to make tho best of tho
situation, and lose no chance for commu
tation of therbeiitences.
ANIMALS TUIKI) FOR CKISIKS.
Curious I.nw of Olilin Times by Which the
LouriT AiiIiiiiiIh Wero 1'uiiUliod.
In these days of enlightened equity
It is hard to realize that there was a
tlmo when the lower animals wcro pros
ecuted by law. As late as the sixteenth
century hogs, luts, tiles, bees and In
beets of v.nlous kinds wcro solemnly
tiled for depredations of which it was
said they wero guilty. It is recorded
that a lot of rats tried to eat up the
barley of the South of France. In tho
trial the rats were defended by Chas-
oeiie-uii-t, u great lawyer or tno day, who
actually won tho case for tha animals.
In .Suidlni.i tho ass was the only animal
exempt from capital punishment. Why
It should hnvo been exempt more than
other animals Is a m) story. Sometimes
un animal would be executed. Again It
would bo anathematized.
Jlules have had their cars lopped off
for wrongdoing. If the mule was very
bad he run the chance of being declared
forfeit to tho king, wherefram It can bo
buspected that there was Just a ttiilo of
method in the governmental madness.
It Is stated that a horde of small flies
which had become a pest In Slayenco es
caped punishment because of their ex
treme youth and small size, Onco In
France a number of hogs were tried for
devouring nn Infant. The veidlct was
that they should bo hanged, drawn and
quuriereu. u'lio sentence was curried
Procedures of this nature were com
mon as late as the time of Shakespeare.
Towards the latter end of the sixteenth
century the authorities awoke to a
sense of the utter silliness of the whole
affair, and by the year 1700 the practice
hud become yeiy uncommon.
Happy by Compurlsou.
Tammany Times: "Hello. SIcGlnnls, you
look blue. What Is the matter?"
"Slatter enough. Boil on the back of my
"Hy George, old fellow, I sympathize
"Hut )ou are not looking remarkably
cheerful yourself, Wbuckster. Anything
wrong with you?"
"My wife Is cleaning house."
(Fervently.) "Thank heaven for my
Jlmson "Doctor, I nm getting too stout
for comfort, and I want jour advice."
Doctor "Nothing reduces flesh like wor
ry. Spend two hours a day thinking of the
unpaid bill you owe me." New York Weekly.
i?v Hit 1 1 " e
These are tho new commandments ten.
Which wives now make for married ment
i Itemember that I nm thv wife,
Whom thou must cherish all thy life.
2 Thou shall not stay out late at night,
When lodges, friends or clubs Invite.
8 Thou shalt not smoke Indoor or out,
Or chew tobacco round about.
Thou shall with prnle receive my pics,
Nor pastry made by me despise.
6 My mother thou shalt strive to please,
And let her live with us In case.
Ttemembor 'tis thy duty clear,
To dress me well throughout tho year.
7 Thou shalt, In manner mild nnd meek,
Give me thy wages every week.
8 Thou shalt not bo a drinking man,
Hut live on prohibition plan.
9 Thou shalt not flirt, but must allow
Thy wife such freedom nnyhow.
10 Thou shalt get up when baby crlcj,
And try the child to trnnqunlize.
These my commandments from day to day.
Implicitly thou shalt obey.
- B . n
The shirt waist Is a becoming and artlstla
nrtlclo, and some ladles' tailors make a
specialty of It, and as much attention Is
given to it as to any other part of the cob
tumc. It is astonishing what difference
there Is In the effect of a well made gar
ment of this sort in contrast with many
that are worn by ladles who think them
selves well up In matters of the toilet. The
most approved waists have outside yokes
pointed at the back, regular turn over col
lars and wide cuffs. An effort was made
to make the sleeve much larger, but this
was found to have its inconvenience when
worn under the blazer, and the idea did
not obtain as much favor as was supposed.
Lndles who take delight In the easy and
comfortable skirt and blazer, with tha
shirt waist that has become a necessity,
will be comforted by the assurance that
this Btylo of dress Is even more popular
than heretofore, and a great deal of pains
Is being taken with tho lit and finish ot It.
Dralding In all Its varieties Is a popular
trimming, whether in metal, silk, worsted
or cotton. It Is seen on dresses of all
sorts, and some of the new yokes and cuffs
aro solid masses ot this sort of garniture.
Gray nnd orange aro a new and rather
popular combination. Of course, it is fear
fully trying, but thnt is a consideration
that cairles. no weight with many persons
so long as it is fashionable.
In planning for the comfort of the house
hold during the heated term, the Intelli
gent homemaker realizes that half the bat
tle Is gained when a cool appearance is
secured. To this end she divests her rooms
of every bit of drapery, window, mantel
nnd door hangings, and puts cool looking
mattings, which come now In inexpensive
and artistic weaves, on the floors.
Lady (engaging cook) "I hope you have
not a weakness for policemen?"
Cook "I.or'. no, mum; it's them as has
a weakness for mo!"
Sufficient Importance has never been
clven to the necessity of taking medicines
and drinks hot in working for flesh, wheth
er In case ot a convalescent from wasting
Illness, or the chronic scrawny man .or
woman. Quantities of drink nre desirable-
hot enough to stimulate and comfort tho
stomach It should bo taken direct from
the boiling kettle, and sipped with a
dessert spoon, which cools it to the swal
lowing point without losing too much heat.
The coffee, tho chocolate, the cocoa and
milk or soup should be as hot as it Is at
all comfortable to take them, and often the
only care necessary to lay on flesh will bo
tho alkaline water and hot beverages,
with warm rooms and clothing. It Is
dlltlcult to make people understand what
a vital part ot h)gieno lies In keeping
Green shades at the windows are an ab
solute necessity through the warm days,
and, with the indispensable awning, tem
per the glare In the most grateful way.
Those of hunter's green are the best In
An Easter egg of pure gold, containing a
pearl necklace, to wear on her wedding
day, was the present received by a London
beauty thl9 year.
It Is surprising haw many absurd fash
Inns women will adopt for the sake of nov
elty. Every little while this piping and
cording idea In some contrasting color
gets possession of the fashionable mind
and Is carried to excess. There certainly
Is nothing particularly attractive In the
dress of a woman which suggests the results
ot some topographical survey with chalked
outlines and cross lines,
'What's the matter 3IollIe? Is there
"Yeth; my new dollhouse
"Isn't broken, I hope?"
"No; but thero ain't any plumbln In It
to freeze up an' bust," Harper's Dazar,
Spinning Is the next fad that awaits rec
ognition. It has been taken up In England
and worked for charity. Ladles of nobis
birth spin threads for the factories, whera
the fruit of their aesthetic toll is bought
for sweet charity's suke. The pose in spin
ning Is simply irresistible. America will
soon see tor itself.
Hosiery Is changing in fashlqn. Whlla
black remains the standard, there is a de-
tiueu e-au lur lancy styles ot all sorts,
Some extremely handsome samples In fan
cies are shown, and the indications are
that costumes will be matched in all shades
j"t J & X
ii fuai r a'n
I X5Ul JtH.I . fi 1
WH . TNteJ-,
tiemi uiaete tu vwuie.
In fashion, as well as In most of the oth
er things in life, there is nothing certain
but uncertainty, and It Is equally true that
reaction, the swinging of the pendulum
to the opposite extreme, follows any eccen
tric or marked departure from conservative
notions. And the reaction has set in with
a vengeance in Jackets. Instead of the
skirts so full as to be ruffled and crimped
about the lower part, the new models are
straight and perfectly flat, giving one the
appearance of being done In plaster. The
latest patterns have these straight backs
without even a seam down the middle and
no back forms: simply one smooth ex
panse of cloth, unbecoming, of course but v
"iruble thing! 3"5t n"W th9 ""'
Excltlug, but Harmless.
"Help! HelPl Police!" screamed Front
rSSm" y There a rlot -
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