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Tllfi KANSAS CITY JOURNAL TIIUUSDAYe Jl'LY !, 1803.
KANSAS CITY JOURNAL
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ROSTER OF WOMEN'S EDITION,
Manager-Mis. 'inra U, flmtth,
nnslness Manager Mr. Putll
.in ii" l-Mttot-Mrs. lima Lmiffftn.
Mrn. A), llolltn Winch, Mies
i Mrs. Sarah K. Allen.
r..illorMrs, M Hollln Wlneb
I tTM KNTA L KDITORB.
Mrs. Kloanor Denny, MlM
Mm. Martha F. WnMen, Airs,
-Miss Ahnim Hayes, lit. Car
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i Ml t.tstlc M. Hritft.
- Mmy Phillips Kloss.
' - t. II. Harris.
mix Mnrv 11, Weok.
.nrs. w. ii. .Miner.
Avis K. Kmlth, M. n.
Societies--Jlrs. Miry J. Wooley.
i Mrs. Af. Itolll
It. Alhudn M. AI
Ut. Alhudn M. Allien, MIS Xlyr-
r nlator-Jlrs, AI. I. Cetehmn.
lit foitimti.M, si.ii'i',
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' i;. iirown,
Mm. Byron Sherry,
,. , .Mm. n. i). rtuylea.
All C r: . Ua lllnltinan,
V Minnie Molntyre,
Mlsa. Margaret Uewltt,
Allss Rle Wilson,
Ml HI i I ong.
h - Imrntliy SIIIpii,
Minn (leoritlH Colfninn,
MIhs iiiia t'limtre,
2Mi i i i: Smltli,
Jlii-i I ,u I ii HiuiiiipIk,
MIkh I ."in JllllPr.
MIhs Minnie McCUtitonk.
M'. ' -t siiiisr,
Jilt. N. .liiHephliip Trnnilall.
Mihh l.ury Kellrrhotme,
JIIh (IrncB Qcary,
Jti: M .! Kl.hvpll.
Mi Hi U' Ttioinimoii.
Mm Mllxaheth Dohtiln.
jn Florence KlledKe,
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Jlr.i II i Huron,
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i; iintrllmtnl thnli- nrtlrlfs to tlilH
ji. lwl;tKKl('llt..llaHUIf III .lioieby
.. our t-'orutnl tlinnkH. If their iiro-
1 iw tiioiiRht tlioin no KUln. they
i-i lie a srmri-i" iff itiNurc anil
lis. TIiIh lit tliii reward of the
' l.s aro iiIko iliif. anil most heart
i to thul jfrent hOBt of tcoort,
numcii.- Hint llvnly. liitelllRfitt,
i' l vininu Iti'lles, who have workoil
" r'tntlon of K'arrl. exeept to
1 i MHlile cnterprlim HUrds!ifiilly
' TUB BU1TUR.
iii'tin Fourth Is here. Let
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'till the pihir man's country,
i ffoldbugs do try to put It
.Tournnl stixff is having a
in women tr h ulng a plcn
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"in it'ii edition it nn St. rnui
. bus bvup rt. :-. ,l and the
- .ditloii of the Journal in
i i i haw Ihe opportunity of com-
hi it, Ule lu.lbn of thu Twin City
. ir -nee. Tba liUpatch fchown
I . ladle have done renrkulle
i r tin: jmper, whiU- the business
if the city haVB rupouded nobly
ill for support. The literary
- ut high grade uml the complla-
i.-WH wt a tiiijjtt ut Mupk-iou
ui. r lUc. wuhp'h wiw 414 the work
.ii , lib i. iHeil to It, or they prevailed
- up- "harrW Heu 'to givs tlwitt a
Toe w.iwaB' OfcrtiMtaa TynnM
r. i ..f the Twelfth 41trlt, together
v '-Ii i! lit fruud who liava Ueu
, ,. . , I Ills edition, tlenlre tu thank
! ' '. mp.ii. i.i ii w iii losity
2u- jtfwii.v ul itiut4i.ii; ..hn.ilrv tu the
women prvo th.it e 1 1 - .1 mrnnl I? nil It
i'lnlm to he a !! iwnltr, ttp-t.i-ihli
n'Wf tmprr, with th- r lioM IfltetMts
of the city tut In view'. Couf
try nmi hlKh hmrlng rfVttil1
every department. H unBltttmFSed
fnriinieiii nnd fine iiitne man
agement have Iwen n plenl!t sur
prlw to th women ttin hvp lw con
heeted with thU ehterprl!e. The pd
llfticp dnn" forbearnttee tf the wltlor nd
hlTMAMHI munilfer hltve len MS1, We
frnlle. hut evMentljr nut lieyohd their
cnelty. Ut mure kindly intorMl cntild
hitve heen fihoWn hy therrt It thin
venture Md been one of their nWB, In
uteitd of ft purely generous donation to
ttm ratiBo of ehnrity.
y8lfrdsr mornina lite regitlar Jo
nnl forre uliicked rm hade t ddleu
nnd left us In charge. We are anmc
what bewildered, of course, but nfler
the cmirtrnlen thnl hftvt been nhotfrh t
ly the Journal Mnff for the atil month,
we feel vpfy flhueh at home. This W
our wiper tifdayl to-day!! We hav
been behind the jnurnnllKtle aeenen.
We have round that the editor of a
metropolitan hewapaper I no tinnp
proachnhte mogul, tie la nut only cotir
tenut, but nettmlly Jolly, lie Will even
unbend to a little harmleaa gossip
about those who do not advertise. We
feel that tn the future wc ihftll not be
compelled to, atand In awe of him. lie
hits niir lhanka, our gratitude and our
rejected tmuniscrlpl whtit more can we
ui:i:.i i:it ica.n.hA;. ijitv.
When any end Is deaired, the means
tnuttt be rHreftllty tnnked over to see
whether they are adaptable to that ehd.
In thla enae everything pnlnta to the
poMlhlllty of our hopes becoming rral
laed. There Is not n city In the Cnlon
with a more delightful natural location
than this; not only for health, but for
beautiful surroundings, The very tipa
nnd down that seem to be stumbling
blocks are only menus to an end of
greater beauty. The charm of Ita
atmosphere Is attested by the many
visitors who clnlm that the climate Is
all that eonld he desired. We have most
excellent schools; our corps of teachers
having so much reputation In larger
centers of education, that one of them
Is chosen as the examiner for all can
didates for entrance Into UnStcrn col
leges. Then the best part of n place the peo
ple. Kansas City holds within Its bor
ders ninny of the most enterprising,
public spirited people In the world.
tf we build up our city. We may In
the future b spared those pangs which
parents suffer when their boys urn com
pelled to Seek larger places In order to
have nn opportunity for work, and this
can only be accomplished by making
our city large enough to meet the de
mand which our boys will put upon It.
Some grenl writers clnlm that in all
departments of life Shakespeare and the
Bible are the two best, and the only
complete, authorities thul we have. In
Shakespeare we rend that "there Is n
tide In the affairs of men." which will
have suggested Itself to us all at this
time when we want to push on to a
consumtnmatlon of our wishes. And 111
the flood Hook we find In Isaiah xll-7.
"They helped every one his neighbor,
nnd every one said to his brother, be
of rood courage." That is the sum and
sulV"110? of tl,e whole matter, It Is
so e:isy for every one of ua to do well,
and to do good to others, If we nrb only
encouraged. "A merry heart goes all
the way, but a sad one tires in a mile,
While In helplns 'Kansas City on to
Ita great growth It Is necessary to study
the municipal government of such -a,
city as Glasgow, for instance, nn ex
ample as it is to tho world; It is neces
sary for us to have boulevards and
parks and hrenthlog-spotn for tired
mothers; pluylng-places for restless
boya, where they can throw a ball with
out a policeman threatening to "run
them in" spots of beauty where the
traveler may look nd see that It Is a
city made by good people, to have good
homes in: still over nnd above nil, wo
nniht keep before us the fuel thul If
'. we would have such ft city as wo wish.
we must encourage each other. Tired
! .mil disheartened people would be only
1 too Klti'l to renew their energies nnd
i.i k in
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III. 1 1 ill
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upl" cf whom it might
- ..mi' was mild of n
i- tin mum heurttiome
, .1-- tins, with mir nat-
1 .Ltll.lell.'I'.S, flU lorlt'H,
I. 'i mill- nnd sui-h things
Th n with good i-o;idn,
f ul In existence it It Js
i in - would crop up on
ii'i' hills, and Kansas
i .1 onlj a thing of beauty.
. i l '.ut our motto must
.ion other, and to talk
n-.i City tli'Ki, lust and
V, J. AUSTIN.
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:ill of tl
CI IV wi-ni i I
but llj !
In. to ei i
of and i i
all the i. n.
The in, i;lug power to manufacture
publlo opinion, and inrluenee the tnimU
of men .i i i h i-nn he exerted by n eoin
bliuitlo ' i . t ' in- to iiihtiiice a ctiuse
whleli ii," ii. lu-gety to their helliith
i,i.iil t.n I ii 'iiinti s i he personal Inter-t.-us
at ' tp line of Indivbluala ao
Inilueni -.' tu- hi v.r been more plainly
iii.uiife-i. .1 Hi. ui In Hie effort of the
nob! in in Miii-ih t" Impose their pe
cnliur i. 'n.e- it' iiiian.'u upon society
and ui " '.'.' i I'loiis.
I Jn l'ii i: .gliitid ul.ipted the single
I gold st ad ul ! '! herself the flist In-
! rt.inett ii .11 HI.'', iiy of a great nation
., b.ptin- i'h' p lui. in HTJ th I'nlted
Mate i um the example of Kneland,
but in a hesltatliiB and cowardly man-
t.i r. tin- kmiwledge of what had been
I in- being kept from thu people, from
lie- president, who approved the net,
' and -if their own statement can be re-
litd upon ewn the majority of the leg
Islutuis nho enacted It.
Ucnnany, Ji'i-amie and Awtrlit followed
KUfc'UMid. and thu aingle gubt turturd
i to-day the established policy of the
great eomniercial nations of thu worh.
Tu continue make prjHmai thi
jwticy the efforts of the P Who Jlfst
4-taiiiliied it are now dtrncttd. with
a di t.imiiiatiiin and i-eckleWMieiiii uf
ihura.ier that nvllihneM ant avarice
could alone augyeat.
In continental Europe tUe cruabing
welirht uf the loiust-Uke arwles U the
chief dependence to Weep lty people
ijuic-t, under this as under ttli other
In England, It Is urged (iiat the gy
tew Is uf great ad vantage to that cuun
lfy, ax i:niand is tin nww loaning
vuuutr)" Qt the world. t-ctvlfltf from thf
otUr uuple of the larlb mor than
rUNKMMtt.UUD annually in lnttet; and,
of cuurse, the more valuable the money
paid, tin. iiit.i. pi.iiu This Is go 1 et .jii
niny so far in tin i , i,ey loaie r in t.,n-ti-rncd,
uhusu ...liu s inertasvd i;rtai.
1- t nt b u ar. but lh" lilt 1 i
Hi" fnti'.rs, the tm .-hnnl-'s, an I tie
trndrts nte becoming poorer In nlnut 'In
ame piopnrllnit as the favored ftw ar"
The t:rclih, n Is their custom, will
work mit this problem for lhem''lvis
In due time; we are chiefly lnbretid
In what we shall lo.
If one were In ilotibl np to the merits
of the single aolrl Btandwrd, or blmcal
Itsm. the i-easonlng. or Mther (he want
if reasiMdnif. of the advocate of th
former should bp enotich lo settle the
HuMtlon in the mind or any reasonable
They talk of hnhent money, meaning
thereby gold .clulvely. Xw, when
did the t'nlted Plates nrt begin to use
awhnhfst mohey? Were the billions of
dollars paid out by the nation prior to
IxM dishonest money? lld (he constllti
tloh of the t'nlted filntea authorize the
slates to make dishonest money silver
legal tender? l)ld Iho tlrst congress
or (he 1'nited Stntea make dishonest
money, sliver, a unit the unit of value?
Was th money used by the atlmltilatt-n
lion of Wnshlngion. and of nil his ut
cessors down to lS, dlshoheRt money?
tUd the t'nlted States paj off their ob
ligations Incurred In the wars of
Ihe devolution of WIS, the Mexican
War nnd the wnr of the rebellion. In
dishonest money? Was the very money
tnnnrd and secured to be paid by mort
gage, national, atuie, county, city nnd
railroad bonds, and for which gold la
now demanded, dishonest money?
Finally, is It absolutely necessary In or
der to maintain the single gold standard,
and thus, honest money, that we should
place the credit and treasury of the
grandest nnd richest nation the world
ever saw under the protection of the
remorseless usurers of London nnd New
Yor, and for such valuable service iy
them a bonus of some 110,000,000 on n
bond sale of $03,000,000?
The American people will answer1 these
questions, nnd on how they answer
them depends the future prosperity or
slavery of their children.
SAllAlt K. Al.LKS.
Tin: t'lii.i: iKim.
Modern novels, ns well ns modern
newspapers, seem to regard pugilism as
one of the noticeable features of the
day, For the novel Is the magic mir
ror, reflecting the passing storms of
"degeneration" which sweep across the
Not long ago n writer who stands
near. If not at, the head of descriptive
romantic fiction In Knglnnd, presented ua
With n beautiful Story In which the hero
appeared as nn ox-prlsictlghter. More
recently still, the pet of the introspect
ive, the hypercritical, the favorite prose
tnystlfier of that exclusive clnss which
Is supposed to bo endowed with a psy
chological instinct this man devotes nn
entire chapter of n late serial to a prize
In our own country the public (locks
to witness bnd acting by good fighters,
where the piece do resistance Is n box
ing contest; and even those of us who
found no chnrm In "Clentlemun Jack"
are inclined lo we can scarce say wink
at tlie evident tendencies of such ex
tremely proper persons as Jtr. Itichnrd
Harding Davis and his Mr. Van Jllbbcr.
However, modern pugilism differs lit
tle from the ancient contests for phys
ical prowess, except as It partakes of
the spirit of the age an age which rates
money above fame, or beauty, or pleas
ure, or any other thing.
Though the nvernge wnmnn of to-day
sees nothing In a prlxe tight but brutal
bullyln anil bloodshed, the average man,
even when he disapproves, takes n more
tolerat view. He usually regards
woman's disgust for the rng ns proceed
ing from n feminine horror of blood,
or at best from the unreasoning protest
of a New England conscience against a
fight. Perhaps, too, n prize fight Is less
disgusting to n. man from the fact that
he attaches less importance to physical
pain. A little pommeling nnd bloodshed
is nothing to him. If his man comes up
groggy, why grog has few horrors for
him. He perhaps came to witness the
fight in much the same condition. And
as for a black eye a. black-eyed pugilist
ha no more tenors for his manly heart
than a black-eyed Susan has for the rest
of ua. Then, too, he constantly reminds
us that absolutely no danger attends
nn encounter; that you never hit below
the belt and you never lose your temper.
ln that us it may, the average mart is
a living exponent of the theory that
might la right, and it is usually n wom
an who is tormented by that excruciat
ing consideration for the "under dog"
of the light. Du Maurler well knew that
only a Woman, with her sympathetic
weakness for physical inferiority, could
havo made a hero of Utile Biltoe.
Itnck of at! this, however, and, beyond
the low instinct that revels tn light,
or the gambling instinct which supports
the ring, Is the admiration and honor
which men pay to superior physical
strenjfth. Tlilw reverence for a strong
and beautiful body Is unlveraal; but
men forget that th- body Is only n tool,
a machine, for thus use of the man him
self. For man la pot n body poaemlng
a spirit, but a spirit using n body as
u are taught, a temple. Therefore nny
exercise of the body which tends and
ends alone In the development of this
machine, per se, Is abnormal. It tuny
be a very Interesting fact that a man
may so educate his muscles aa to play
thu llddle behind his back, or play the
jilauo with his toe, but the quality of
the iinwli- is not thereby improved. I'm
due and abnormal development nf nuts
ile la not health. Health, like happiness.
Is only real when It Is in an unconscious,
that l a normal, state.
Mankind ever forgets the object of the
search, the end, In the mean used for
purauance; loses sight of the real In Its
material symbol. Indeed, if we may
believe a modern school of metaphysi
cians, it Is In thU way that we arrived ut
our present state of sin and misery,
That is, in looking to the body its the
real, instead of regarding it as the sym
bol, the externalluuilon of the real, the
machine of i(n soul of the man,
it is this retrogressive- tendency which
lies at the root of man's endeavor to
torniuhue, to make creeds, to make vis
ible the vital spontaneous growth of
thought, and to crystalltni mxch wave
of progress into an Impassable battier
against the next.
it Is this Circa spell which converts
our men of science, who should be phll
osiiphers, lnt mere "classillej-s and Ja
Mers," J.et us luipe it Is ii" k-ss an Influence
than this which turns an tuneicmi love
for physical perfection Into admiration
for that abjioiuial development of the
Tn practical question is, has the law
the riant to say, "Tlum sltult not?" Wu
know the Uw has sgld it; In u whisper.
In a tone of playful ivbiikc, and occa
sionally In a i nice ,.f .tern command.
As t whither it a ,?. tin right, you will
probably learn of iht- classes. Those
who belli in, na do inol Worn- n. that Ihe
barbarians should lie prntc(ei from
their own Ignorance; thos- who believe
wllh John Stuart Mill and others, that
the Individual right of men to pound
ertph oiher tn the verce of dl"l,itlon
may In no way be Interfered with, or
lllftt other class, who lielle that legis
lation can never etfect a "chnnRe of
Iteitrt." and (hat Ignorance must slowly
It dispelled by the law of progrets. nnd
tile process of the suns.
UL1UJCOH ImSfi 11AYL1-2S.
Nature never Intended there should
be a roiiillct between men and women
for superiority. Mankind should not be
nt-rayed against womankind for sn
premacy, for Vantage ground In the
battle of life. The reverse Is nlso true.
The advancement of one is not built
upon the hoti-ndvanceincnt of the other.
The real progress of the race must come
from the all-round progtcss of both men
The divine order was thai man and
woman would be n helpmate one to the
other. It Is dllllctitt to Improve the orig
inal plnn. Hut with many other good
things, this understanding was lost with
Ihn losing of liden. and the fashion of
glvlmr woman a smell conelderatlon In
the affalts of life was stalled and still
ohmins lit many places. Hut lime and
thought have wtougbt great changes
and evolved the hew Woman.
The hew woman has heen lohg In coin
ing. Now she Is hero she Is often mis
understood, therefore of unappre
ciated. To many she Is but an Idiosyn
crasy on wheels, n vagary In bloomers,
a termagant on the lecture platform,
"it creature out of her sphere." True,
the wheels, the platform, the more com
fortable dress may have had something
to do with bringing her on the scene,
but she Is vastly more than pint
form, wheels, or dress suggest to some.
Her real characteristics are not her
dress, but bet spirit of earnestness, her
noble, sincere purpose in life. Phys
ical nnd intellectual strength are lurs.
Tender it nil trim and sympathetic tn
heart Is she, willing nnd skillful with
her hands. She Is still one-half the
henrt of the home. Without argument
or Hurry she takes her place In tie
world of workers and by her success
I roves her right to bo where she Is.
The true new woman modestly nnd
quietly nsserts her Clod -given preroga
tive of developing herself physically, In
tellectually, spiritually, of filling nny
place for which she Is fitted nnd her
services lire needed. She 1 essentially
unselfish, charitable, generous In spirit,
broad-minded. Philanthropic, yet hnnie
lovlng. She Is Interested In the general
wenl nnd will surrender personal ense
nnd live a life of self-sacrifice if by
that means she can benetlt the race. In
a word, the now woman Is tho true
woman, with body, soul, heart, brain
and spirit fashioned to fulllll the high
est possible destiny. She Is to-day what
she would always have been but for
prejudices and social customs. She does
not seek to detract from her brother
laborer one iota of his strength or power.
She would the rather add to these.
Naturally tho counterpart of the now
woman is the new man.
In the past man has not been handi
capped by the overpowering prejudice
of one-half the race ns to what be
should or should not be or do. He has
been and is the tlnqiiestlned arbiter of
his own life. In many lines he has done
famously. Strong Intellectually nnd
physically, be has long since proved
himself. In ethics not always blame
less, yet chivalrous to the weak and
defenseless. One last gallant thing re
mains for him to do to make himself
the peer of his own and woman's ideal
of himself. It is one thing to be gal
lant, generous to a "clinging," supposed
Inferior being quite another to be gen
erous to an equal. This, then, 1s the
ditllcult task the new man bas before
him, to tnke in steady, helpful grasp
the hand of sister or wife and. looking
into yes full of an earnest purpose
like his own, to be and do, see there his
peer not his superior In spirit and In
tellect, and bid these make the race of
highest, truest living, accompanied by
his own sturdy strides, unfettered by the
ban of his "must nots." It Is no Idle
prophecy to foretell this he will do.
8. F. J.
a.v i;xi)ovi:i riti:s.
Our philanthropist of to-day endows
colleges nnd schools. What rich man
will establish an endowed press?
Colleges are caterers to man In the
elegancies of his Intellectual life, but
the gront brawn and muscle of intel
lectuality Is our prchs.
Why must it still struggle in Clrec
llke tolls? Its bravo utterances choked
by policy. Its liberty shackled by tlnan
clal dependence or political machinery. .
Alan is a nucleus of Immature instincts
nnd "unsure" purposes. These ho at
taches to what he considers a safety to
bring them in tow. Tho press is n poor
safety when struggling llku others to
It Is not an exaggeration to say that
practically all the world's great proh
leros social, political and moral are in
the hands of the press; she not only in
terprets their speech to the uninformed,
but gives to them Iter own stump.
In Henry VIll.'s time tho streets
were filled with rioters nt night; murder
and nrsnn stalked abroad. Prohibitum
laws and capital punishment did little
good. When street lamp,- were put In.
crime died out, comparatively speaking.
Th endowed press ca.fi bo this light
showing, up all prowlers and criminals
of social, political or moral standing.
Fearful epidemics have swept com
munities while doctors stood by almost
helpless. Now the knowledge of hy
gienic laws prevents what physicians
could nut cure. The epidemics in tho
thought world aro something terriilc.
liactertologlsts may Imvu hero a new
Held to dlscuver. Certain It is that
churches, theology and educators can
not cure; but the endowed press ran
give such a healthful locality of thought
that no epidemic nued be feared. Tho
socialist, Ihe anarchist, the iiiiiltl-inll-MuniUro,
tho king by divine rights, will
have all unnatural and dangerous
growths and teudenules iippi-esod In
the days of the endowed press.
,MAUV PHILLIPS KLOSS.
The editors of the women's edition of
the Journal wish to uckiiowlcdgc
the courteous treatment received
from thu Kansas City World, which
was all the mui'e noticeable, because
of the churlishnuhiS of I lie other
two iipei. Tho World missed
no opimriunlty to say a kind
word for the enterprise, and gave cor
dial mid kindly uutloss of our publica
tion, while the Times and Star even
j-efused paid ndvertlsetntinls from us.
The paiier which is conducted on sm-h
principles as permit It to uxtend friendly
greetings to ita contemporaiK-s seldom
falls to elicit the patronage which is to
her-tFunry to its own xlFtence and pros-
-tin: !AV vi; t:l:l.t;itltAii:.
More than o. century has ias.ed since
Ihe tleilsrallon of Independence was re
ceived with p.-pular demonstrations of
approval In ev ry imrt of the country.
Now, as then, are the words and deeds
of our twtrlot ancestors on this great
day made the occasion to renew otir de
votion to the iirlnelptes of American
freedom, and Ihe mnlntenance of Amer
The iiosltbm then taken was both fruit
and seed, Independence was recognised
and pence wllh DtiRlninl negotiated in
IT J. organization of the government
was delayed six year. The Inst two
events derive thnlr slgnlftcnnce from
July I, 1TT6. A tesoltltlon passed by the
Continental congress In secret session
made the srond day of Ihe month the
basis of our celebration, but the people
do not celebrate the proceedings of a
star chamber. The gray dawn of that
day only two days later was changed
Into brightness of meridian splendor.
The people have ever since seen this
day, July I, made the focal point In
American history, and observed It With
that spirit of Ametlcan patriotism which
finds expression In the blase of the bon
fire, the crash of the cannon and the
llight of the orator.
It Is too much the fashion of the swift
moving utilitarian of to-day to decry the
proper retebratlon of the Fourth of July.
It may lie true that lit the wild rush of
business we have no lime lo be as sen
timentally patriotic as were our fore
fathers, and yet It may lie equally true
that therein lies n pregnant danger In
the future lo the loyalty and the devo
tion and tho patriotism ut this great
republic. No doubt many absurd
sjieeches will be made on this day; but
Is it not betler to listen to the scream
of the eagle than to have our patriot
ism deadened nnd extinguished by the
hoarse croak of cynicism?
Kvery Fourth of July ought to serve
as n training school In pntrlotlsm; teach
ing the lessons of the patriot fathers,
reviving that old-time Sentiment which
mnkes every man a man of patriotic
politics Iwlltics that will tnko tho cit
izen from his private concerns to ded
icate time and power to affairs of state.
We cannot afford to spare the Inspira
tion which comes from the observance
of an anniversary like this; it excites
love of freedom, respect for law and loy
alty to country.
The heroic struggle for a national life
Is at all limes the most engrossing pict
ure the world's history has shown to us.
Where shall we look for a more vivid
Illustration of the theme than we find
in the history of that time when men
thought of duty In till forms. The
story of the colonies rising for free
dom; the struggle of the Kevolutlon: Its
defeats; Its victories; the Imperial glory
of the sword which shono In the forests
of Valley Forge, all record tho lesson of
the hour: how much liberty and lndc--icndcnce
cost nnd what a great trust
devolves upon us to keep and preserve
It Is the happiness of Americans that
In a true sense they are "born free."
Liberty of conscience, thought and
speech, the full comprehension that
obedience to law is loyalty to liberty,
has passed into tho blood of the nation
ns a principle of democracy. In this
land of ours the call to duty Is as Im
perative when it comes in the still small
voice ns when It Issues from tho can
non's mouth, so that, while the celebra
tion of tho ttli of July Is a national
custom, sanctioned by the government
and confirmed by law. there. is added to
this the force of a patriotic obligation
that Is of Inestimable value to tho na
tion. The question of patriotic enthusiasm
should be encouraged for the educational
nnd stimulating value there is In Its in
fluence upon the minds of tho young,
and also to thnt large class of our peo
ple who are foreign-born. These people,
however well educated at homo, aro not
well Informed ns to this country, its
record and its prospects.
The United States should not bo back
ward on its natal day In rehearsing the
story of its origin, growth and great
ness. By its side the tales of Arabian
fancy are tame, when we consider that
within little more than a century the
young republic hns passed from thnt of
the poorest to that of the richest of all
civilized nations self-supporting, self
protecting, self-governed. Producing tho
oranges and bananas, the pineapples
and the cneoanuts of the tropics; rival
ing the silks of Lyons by those of Now
Jersey, and surpassing Great Britain In
its product of iron. True, wo have no
standing army; the strength of this
country is not in its armed battalions
and Its men-of-war. It is born of thnt
potent force which springs eternal in the
heart of the true American citizen, prov
ing him to be as patriotic when ho sits
beneath the olive branch of pence as
when he follows tho eagles of war.
This high battlefield of ideas Is the na
tional Agora: tho exalted -field where
the citizen becomes the patriot and the
From this view-point tho proper eel
ebratlon of tho birthday of the nation
would 4o more to fortify us against all
enemies than tho best equipped nrmn
ment the world aver saw. Yesterday
sits as the sahoolinnstcr of to-morrow;
the lesson, If wo will receive It, Is the
tmiortanco of tho preservation of tho
liberties the patriot fathers secured to
us, and that we render due meed of
prntse to the aureoled host whose matoh
less principle achieved our Independence
and whose wisdom guided tho begin
nings of our Infant republic.
AI.ICi: C. JORDAN.
Moiti; itoiiiiiAV .m:i;iii:ii,
Kvery body In Kansas City, man. wom
an and child, should enjoy this day as
a real holiday. Dull care, business
worry, household vexation, children's
griefs shutild till be dispelled for a time.
Our holidays are too few to Might with
Impunity, "All work and no play makes
Jack (i dull boy" I Just us true of the
man "Jack" us the boy "Jack," and
he n greatly needs the play. .Most of
our people know well how to work.
They need take time to learn to play,
lo rest. The comx.'tition in trade Is so
sharp and severe, one man fuels lie can
not step out of the race lo enjoy a brief
holiday alone he will bt distanced by
those who keep right on. Hut when all
stop the grind of breadwlnnlng for a
breathing spell, the one man can afford
to rest, too. All are then nt the same
advantage. On this basis a plea Is en
tered that all our merchants and trades
people unite to give themselves and em
ployes a much needed rest by closing
their places of business a few hours
earlier ou Saturday during the heated
Our people could soon be taught to
do their shopping-during the curly hours
of Saturday. Tin ladles of Kansas City,
always philanthropical. could do no
truer philanthropy than to observe this
plan. C-iul'l the employes of our large
establishments of nil kinds but lme
these extra Irours for recrefltlon nnd
outings, the exlrn energy and nerve
force slomi tip to be expended In bet
ler service In business would more than
repay the money ent of the holiday.
As a people we are altogether too much
concerned nlmut the almighty dollar,
and take too Utile pleasure along with
business. The Countries of ISurope enn
tench us some excellent lecsohs on this
question, mil to make the Saturday
afternoon holiday n success In our city
Will require the co-operallon of the buy
ing ami selling public. The gains ob
tained by such a plan would make It
wotth a trial. S. F. J.
In Ihe recent sudden dentil of Mrs.
Carrie At. Morrison the V. C. T, V. has
lost a valued worker atid a loyal friend
woman of culture and refinement. Mrs.
Morrison wns the corresiiondltm secre
tary of the Wlllard W. C. T. t. and wns
also connected wllh several local clubs.
At the time of her sudden death she
was working on the women's edition of
the Journal. We feel her loss keenly,
but solace ourselves with the thought
thnt she Is performing a higher mis
sion. Our love nnd sympathy Ro out
to her bereaved family, We shall work,
but we shall miss her.
This Is the sort of weather and Ihe
kind of day that would make the o
ple of Kansas City appreciate the new
parks and Imulevsrdg which they will
have next year.
The ladles who htive charge of this edi
tion of the Journal will not readily forget
that the "Hoyal linking Powder" Is the
only one tihose manufacturers care to be
noticed in a woman's jioper.
PttKOBPT AND HXAMPI.K.
"The wisest plans ganit aft nglee"
Is often, t quoted by the man wholly itica
trnble of inskltig anything, let alone wise
Looking at the face of the averace wearer
of the Napoleon hat, one can credit the
statement that these once formed a part of
the original Old Guard.
We met a man Decoration day who snld
he felt so Kor he couldn't afford to let his
wife see the street parade.
If men wore dresses nnd stuck to the
colors worn on enla days ye godsl what
shows they'd be!
Perhaps the reason that so many Jokes
are "stale" nnd "lint" Is becnuse they are
A married woman can't safely deal In
generalities. When she says: "So many
men do such nnd such things." her friend
Interprets: "One man does such and such
things many times."
A woman iloesn'i feel complimented when
n friend calls her "young" and Implies
It Is snld that the fogs and mists of
Scotland and Knglmii! are responsible for
the fair skins of their daughters. Perhaps
If the American girl didn't know enouch to
come In when It rained her complexion
would ilvnl her British sister's.
The "Worth" that made a woman Is
dend. Whnt next?
Apropos to the Oresbam subscription:
"What's wealth to a man when his wife's
Ilouseclenning days tiro over and the "It
looks as good us a new one" is heard In the
A quick answer often turneth away ob
"Ignorance Is bliss" ttnd so on means bliss
to the other fellow.
Heredity! Heredity! How many crimes
are committed In thy name!
It Is better to be young at 30 than old
A Kan mis man who recently called his
wife n "cat" lied nicely out of It by saying
he meant she always landed ou her feet.
It Isn't often that charity makes a
"show" of Itself.
" Weep nnd you weep alone "
You do If you are sensible.
It Isn't all of llfo to buy, but nearly all
To some people dishonesty means your
The most unbearable bore Is the "re
peater." Some people, when they hear a story and
can't see the point, think the fault lies In
Sense and cents Batlo: K to 1.
"Punning Is the lowest form of wit,"
quotes he who couldn't see it Joke If it
were tired at him with a cannon.
A humorist considers you appreciative
of true wit when you quote his sayings.
"Do right and fear not;" that the ones
who do wrong and fear lots won't soon be
" So, live that when thy sum
mons comes " the whole neigh
borhood won't be relieved tn hear It.
The poet was doubtless thinking of the
humorist family when he wrote: "Pull
well they laughed with eountcrfeltcd glee
at all his Jokes "
The man who knows the most isn't the
one who always says tho least.
"Theie's nothing half so sweet in life
" as love's successive dreams!
A mother can readily trace her child's
good qualities to herself, while she sighs
over its faults so evidently Inherited from
Some pronle call poor ryhtnes poetry.
Last week the Fourth of July orator
who speaks without notes, or "on the spur
of the moment," was carefully committing
his speech to memory.
JlltH. H. AI. OIIAl'S.
rtP.FLKCTlO.N'S OF TUB NKW MAN.
"Oh, pshaw, wife! You needn't any that
you have not sowed ou a button for ntu
for a year. You know you sewed on a
".Mother, why don't the girls stny nt
home of evenings, or Invito mu to gq oat
with them, I am so lonely with my
"Just to think and feel I am at Inst
a full crown man. Can work out my
own siilvtition. No woman is responsible
for my spiritual growth."
"Wife, If yon don't mind, I will stop
smoking for a year, and buy you a horso
"I do wonder If 1 could havo tho com
pany of .Miss Smith to the opera, If I
proiulied to remain seated during the in
tervals between nets'."'
Thanks to tho church societies and New
Hnglaiid suppers, I am at Ist enabled to
occasionally make home hnppy for my
Wife, I am torry you aro not well enough
to so to prayer meeting to-night: I know
you need recreation.
I wish 1 liiid advertised in tho woman's
edition of the Journal.
Women have wants nnd, llko Indians,
"tVT fO'K0 -M. K. W.
City Hall Note.,
City bills werr paid yesterday, conse
quently the boys urn happy.
Semi-annual taxes for .denning and
sprinkling streets are now due.
The recorder of voters is still counting
the ballots in the D.ihl-Thompfon context
Seml-aiiiiu.il lnterc.it ou bonds held in
sinking fund, amounting to JI.'iA was col
The mayor has li;ned an ordinance pro.
ldlng for the inspection ot lood; alto the
now llccnsa ordinance.
The employes of the auditor's and treas
mer's olllce are happy In tho poKeilon
of a new adding machine.
The mayor has called a meeting of the
council for l-rl'lay night. A K"s fraiichisu
will probably be Introduced.
-Mayor Davis delivered nn oration on iho
"Blue and the Or.iy" at ilarrlsonvillo lw.
fore the U. A. it. reunion yesterday.
F. L. Bryant, deputy ussessor, is now
taking a list of all iuipiovcmeiiti. in bniM
Inns In the last two years, preparatory to
the new assessment.
Auditor Bishop iys there was an un
usually large number of warrants drawn
yesterday, neaily l.&H About 6t of these
were drawn on account of the recent clce.
Mr. F. H. Pauley, speoia! ,iUent of the
bureau tif labor, ia In the eliy luinpHiiiii
stntlslles for the forthcoming reiMi-t nf
that department. Jlr. P.iu!e i nuklinJ
present headquarters In the fciiptrlnteudeiit
of buildings' olllce in the city hull.
Want bi Wire lluried.
At a special meeting of ihe iward of im.
derwrlters the following resolutions weic
"llesolved, That In view of the constant
ly Impending danger to life and property
fioiu the overhead electrical wires anil
their impediment to the proper working of
thu tire department, we, the underwriters
of Kansas City, -Mo., respectfully and ear
nestly recommend to the aulhurltles hav
ing Jurisdiction that all electric, telephone
and telegraph wires used and to be usd
in this city, be placed in proper conduits
underground, ut as early u day us pos.l
ble; und thut a copy of this resolution be
tr.uiMiilttcd at once to both hon-.es. ot the
common council, the mayor, tin board of
public works and to the board of nark
The men Bless mt
They halt our Jrjis. double our sorrow,
triple our cares, and quadruple our i-oti-vtrsatlana!
topics; they ridicule our f.i-h-lons,
Increase our self-respect, matins'
our property, make our laws, pa "
lills. and love us with more or less deo-
They may have less fortitude than a
woman and less fidelity thsn a dog. bit
if they tell ns they adore us, we llleM
them, and will, t,ur hearts we ml"W
Though we insist that we are the equal
nf our friends the men that lire an I H
great possibilities ere ours to share, thilt
the orbit of "woman's sphere" is a wld
one, and that she is the representative of
her own capabilities we are hot sIxhltiK
for an "Adamles Kden." ,,
The hUfhnnd nf on ot our Journal s
artists says, slnre the "Woman's IMItlon"
bevan to take form, he has posed to his
wife, for everything, rrom black man
In chain", to the model for the Atiirth.v
Hereafter he will undoubtedly pose, ns
the husband ot a very artistic woman.
The gray tissue In many n Journalist's
brain . ., . ,, ,
Is fast giving away under the terrible
Of fathoming, analysing through and
throush, . ., .,
That intricate rreature, tho woman that's
"new." . . ,
But gentlemen grand, brainy and vle,
She Is here, and to stay and forever to
To summits of wisdom, of strength and
of pqw er.
And share with the new man the new
woman's dower. . . ...
AI tt. S. D. HI WIN.
A married wnmnn ot JIanson,ln.,Jlrs.lbill,
having fallen Into n water main (carelessly
left open by municipal employesi, and
having, thereby, sustained serious Injuries,
i.hlch Incapacitated her for work, sued
the town for dnmnnes, mid received a
verdict In her favor, the Jury .awarding
her J3,00. The town authorities appealed
from the district court's decision, u:d
their appeal was sustained by the jtelite
of the supreme court on the following
assumption: A married woman being a
"mere housewife" for her husband, uml no
being bound for her support, her i arn
Ings belong to him. and any loss of time
occasioned by the wife's Injury Is sobly
his loss; therefore, the husband only an
recover damages, and the wife's claim Is
not valid, as the time lost Is not her time:
'What a commentary upon the prevailing
Ignorunce of man I that a supreme court
should have to Inform them thut married
women have no time. We have often
heard It said, but did not know how lit
erally It Was true.
THH OLD N12W AIAN.
He didn't inlnd the cooking.
Ami ho tfttMt.t tftl.'l-ilf.lf well.
I He even washed and Ironed Willi ninny
A burn and resting spelt.
But when the i-hlldren's stockings
Were to ibim, how ho did fret,
But he "iltirned" with so much vigor ;
That tho air turned violet. ft
MINN III AI'INTIPtR. Sj
.Mrs. Boger A. Pry or. lllchinond. Ya.,i
says: We do not quarrel with the ideal
of men when, with every virtue nnd every
grace in wnmnn talent for conversation,
culinary skill, tact, self-control, patience,
wit often, the art which hallled the Israel
ites, of moklng bricks without straw they
demnnd also that she should appear a.
clinging, soft, dependent erenture, with In
fantile, cuinsslng ways. We do not criti
cise his Ideas; we only know he will bo
forced to remodel them. Women ate tinn
ing out thnt the pen Is mlghter than the
distaff easier to handle than a cambric
needle and much more profitable. Our
unliable broth, m nuit trv to Ilk.- us as
we are, and continue to deserve our grati
tude for an appro-intton which is as gen
erous as the most exacting of us desire.
These "bons" arc not old,
Have sel-liim been told
The Join mil will never deceive.
You'll hear no knell
From the "chestnut bell,"
'Though we begin with Adam nnd Hie.
To test Iho pupils' memory a teacher
asked, "After Clod created Adam uml K"
whrtt did he do with them?"
With u quickness which did more .i-.lit
to his idea of the eternal fitness of tl.m.;
than to his memory, a little boy uiiaw.n 1,
'.'Ho put clothes on them."
Said it ludy sympathetically to a l.ttl..
motherless hoy. "You no doubt f.-el no-
ninny wnen you iuiuk oi your niiuii-u t -"Yes,
1 do: but brother Yonny don't .-.o. .
cent. I whip him every day to milk, mm
cry about It."
Another young boy asked his mo'lur If
Jesus Christ was a swear word. "V.."
Mild she. "Wasn't Jems Christ a .iy
good man. mammu, the very best that . . r
lived?" Yes, ugaln answered Ills iiiainn, ,.
Thuti why did .they name him a .-.it. n
The little son of Hon. Hill P. Wilson Is
very proud of being Hill P. Wilson. .It.
One day he came tearfully to his mot h. r,
bearing murks of very rough usn. . sail
he, "1 told a boy my name and In sail
all right, I'll knock the honoruble oir "
A t-ycar-old boy went for the tlrst tune to
an IIpiHcopallan service. Upon hi- i. turn
ho exclaimed: "1 was so ushami.l. I was
so ashamed and everybody was so
ashamed; they bent down their heads and
put their hands over their eyes, for the
minister i-auio out right before us nil In
The teacher of nn Infant class In Sunday
school askd her puniU. "Why dl.l Jesus
die upon the cross?" "He was nailed to
tight lie eoul.! nut gel dutwi," unswcu-d a
"Arthur, will you give tho golden text,"
said another teacher. "If me, don't get
siar't." was Arthur's eralon of "It is I,
be not afraid."
Who so fearless in expression or honest
in conviction us the boy?
His slncerli n proavhea woman's di
plomacy nnd man's expediency.
He is a foe ot sham; In him Ihe Ideal Is
a delusion, lb- r. asoiis us he sees and
a what lie thinks.
He is lordly to Ills sister, for, In hi.,
world, she i little less than a noneiultt,
with her laces and frills.
lie will light for himself or his fiiendt
as much for tho "tight" an for caue.
lb- hesitates not an Instant to pluiivt
in to save a submerged comrado,
If he lives In town, he sneers at "cuuiitiy
kids;" If In the country he will "thrush ,..
"I city feller he catches away from th.
gang." Ill this wa he expends the i-neruv
that later forms "the thews thut throw
He is Ills father's epitome, his mother's
littler sweet, ihe test uf his tiach..-.
Christian forheiuunee and the fuiim- uUur
iliun of civilisation's material nrotneniv
We love the buys, of "Boyyllle.'' '""
The "douriml" Is in the Hand r ,,,
From the Kunsas City World.
The women have possesion of the Kansas
City Journul olllce to-day. Tht iditors
and leporters aru taking a day uif and Dr
Kdwgrds was the only nam ou ,Ut. oor
this afternoon. The newt of the day and
editorial comments will be tvrltun by
womon and to-morrow's paper, uhlch will
be twenty-four pages, will be known as the
women's edition. It is belnrf prepared ur.
der the dlmtioii of h- - ,- .. ..
slsted by memoirs of various giiit,- w03i' ,
B t I Is v 'ft'c
Mol -r9Yfk I "hit ,