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T1IR KANSAS CITY JOURNAL Kill DAY, AUGUST 5), 180a.
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v. i ' nuton, Amf. s. For Oklahoma dhtl
i'. I rrttory; 0ncralty fair; southerly
i - K i !!- lr. except howr In ex-
-Tth , , -nntpr: winds be-
i : f.nrt
M.-so r with hoWers and
i ! 1 rl ,u:;:. in .astern portion In
' probably cooler in northwest
I vi . ind shifting to weterly.
T.-utsinnn, In confronted with a pros
pe . glut of molnsse. This I a form
of calamity that 18 likely to spread.
P. r.nti.r Stewart seriously Injured Ills'
I a fo" days ago, but not In nn
t'r it to bent It before the golden calf.
Mr Cleveland hardly does himself
J.. :i a parent. He Is the happy
r ) .if three little girls and one big
I :i it.
s - it..r reffer denies that he has
s ..-' i .i new party. A careful exnmln
ut. u with u microscope confirms the
m it 1 1.
Kentucky physician fatally shot a
i i who Had applied for his services.
His tiiither physicians should ostro
i him for killing unprofesglonally.
n lnsuranc.0 company has rejected
Mr Cleveland as a poor risk. Many
ether people have found with regret
tlj .. th' y risked him onco too often.
Vml-wecd clubs arc being formed In
Kansas-. The best anti-weed club ever
inib ik the kind which has a keen
c 1,- I hie on the other end of It.
A't r .ill, the question of whether kiss
ing i.- unhealthy is not wholly a snnl
t nt ne. It depends largely on the size
and wh. reabouts of the girl's bl brother.
Wo tnt.-t the president will not hold
Sir Fr.itu'ld responsible for the Tertle
Pprii-jjs affair. It was fully as painful
t Jlr l'rancls as It was to the president.
la se'tllnp with Great llrttaln for the
nitniKfs uHin her missionaries Chlr
wi'l find the services of Mr. John W.
Fust r still available at the established
Let S. f rotary Carlisle tako all the rest
b .in k t. In. a couple of months that
1). - I vndlcatc truce will expire and
tj . r ),,. win have to walk the lloor
n pa i n
Tr-. talk of Vilas as a presidential
i"" 'Int.- Is rather nmuslnsr. The argu
n. nt that he would suit the administra
te ' -. k I enough as fur as It goes, but
1' 'hi. -...'t go anywhere.
T Kansas City ball club, beinp; a
" ' -" .lKBrefratlon, has carefully
i . i' ' ,inalnst a brass band reception
i' "turn from fho North. It at-
! in that at Minneapolis.
Tuikish Bovcrnment still defers
'i the Armenian outruKes. It
v i in i-essary to hold some more fn-
' n - t. tlil- country and
' i"l . i" t i iln Homethlnjr.
' i' hi i I. a- magnanimous
' ''t'-i i i:n. , ,t in become the
!' '' ! -'tin the matter as
1 " v ' t'tnalns now is
T '' p- '.-t of the state
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y "l I" i' n the " nlnp for
1 ' f in ' y.
U rior-mel,t that he
1 ' ."I- re-eleotlon is
' -'i ii i'r. i- rarely riks
"I -r th it dooHnot give
3 ' !' 'in,- A prospective
3 . .ui 'ii. iia.-n't strike the
t- wit - I business open
' nor . f 4iiy a confident
B Miears to t)6 thera la
?' . i ti aoubt the outcome. Quay
i i lly a shrewd ond keen sighted
j ii and he knows Pennsylvania,
i . - 1'ivi' a spelling book. When he
3- . i. 1" be will be the first man to
it - i it.
i s i t.r Ins-alls says the people of
1 hi. try "'have exactly as wood gov.
r -o i r as they deserve to have." It
1 ' that the peopte mad a fearful
j i.. in mi, but It is uuklnd to throw
J- ii- i ' Uiem In this exasperating
f 'in w hlle they aw powerleM to Jielp
-it-. i.s, dive the people a, chance,
;.i ii tt.iiis.
I. M.. . iking of th revival of prog
r r a, "th beneficent effects of tlitt
,"i- :. t.trilf" the fre tradit oraanti
j -iral errors, In tl flrl place,
t - r .tuning prosperity Is in MO tsensa
"! .. me 'llon tariff; In tlia second
rii .-. th..- effects of tha Wilson tariff are
Jvs: tho nverne of beneficent; and in
t third pluc, tUere iin't any Wilion
i !-: rf
Tlx- fu t that 30.000 Iiullana are com
f rt ii ly supjiortliig themselves by funn
liB ural tiitfugluj? in uther clvllUed pur
Fvuta Is a svveaplui; argument In favor
of compelling nl) the nation' ward to
tfurn their own living. I-'eedlng and
i! thitjf,- a lot of idle and lazy redkkins
! aft'i' year while thousands of
worthy whitea are strub'Sliog to muln-
lain exlPleneo Is n polley which npjifnrB
to the a vera -e riti"n as Rrnssly tinjtmt.
There Is rt popular Impression In thin
cnuniry thai a decent wlille titnn Is s
Kcoti as n nithy Indian ami ought to
Itnve as goml treatment.
VI III. Ill MIMIJIIIM' Is AM. lildlll.
Tliere is only ..no sentlmenl In feswrd
In thn wisdom of n uniform system of
JiftVln. Itnd evelyhody In MKrewl tlmt
a movement to (hnt end should 1m set
ti fool without delay, but It Is n matter
of fact thnt nothinR at nil will lx done
Until somebody ttmti'rtnkes the tank of
liMWumtinjr th work.
Tho pinn liirlmles the completion of
improvements on the downtown streets,
the rxtrhslon or the work outward, ami
the si'leetlnn of mnterlnl thnt will .prve
more than metely a temtsiniry ptirrKp.
It Would be folly to put down mnterlnl
oft the buslnoss streets that would be
wurtt out before imvlnit Is completed In
the sections beyond. Nor would It he
Wis to put down itmtstial that would
soon Wear out or eoft more for mainte
nance than the first cost of better and
A patchwork of good and bad pnvlntf
would be little better than the lilt-and-mis
work that has already been done.
If thto is to be u elmiij;e in the iiollcy
let It be a change that will be a lastltiR
Improvement. That Is the object aimed
at by the Journal lit the discussion of
The cedar block fraud 1 out of tho
way, or will be as soon as the repaying
now In such presslh- need Is ac
complished. Let us have no more ex
periments. Experiments' nnd tempo
rnry expedients arc alike Inconsistent
with any policy of systematic nnd per
manent Improvement. A piece of temporary-expedient
pntchwork is now to be
seen on West Sixth street between
Itrondway and ltluff streets, where n
larger part of the henvlest trntllu of the
city passes. There Is a. divided re
sponsibility for this piece of unwise
work. It is a street belonging. In a more
strict sense, perhaps, than any other, to
the people of the whole city. It may be
unfortunate for the owners of property
there that they made Investments In tho
bluffs whttslt line Its course, but the
business interests of the whole town
should not be tnndo to suffer on ac
count of It, and there should be no more
like Investments of the public money.
While public sentiment Is uwuko on
this subject let tho good Work begin,
Titnv orcnr not th i'i:.it.
It Is announced that the mall carriers
of the local postofllce are in a state of
iwrturbation owing to the alleged pres
ence of a lot of spies nnd spotters sent
on by the department at Washington to
see how the local carriers attend to
their duties. Under ordinary clrcum
stanofs honest nnd faithful employes
ought not to fear the most rigid scrutiny
of their conduct. Under ordinary cir
cumstance: It would be true that only
dereliction of duty would receive punish
ment and that those who attended to
their duties with intelligence and lldollty
would have nothing to fear.
Uut things are not run that way now.
The administration Is so jealous of its
reputation as a "business" administra
tion that tho local authorities are not
considered competent to enforce the
regulations of the department and
spotters must bo Imported to spy upon
the carriers, to see whether they stop
to answer a civil question or commit
some other equally heinous infraction of
postal regulations. Tho local olllco can
.not bo accommodated with the force
needed to handle the business of tho
oflloo with the greatest expedition. But
there are ample funds to hire spotters.
Just as the Interests of "economy" de
manded that the "bummers" and "dead
beats" be stricken from the pension
rolls, though there were plenty of funds
for the "Investigation" of maimed and
crippled soldiers who were "bleeding"
the treasury of a few paltry dollars a
month. The result of the most ex
haustive Investigation revealed a few
frauds, which were made the basis of
givat "exposes" of the Iniquitous pension
system. The people's money was
squandered on "Inspectors" and spies
and the amount saved was only trifling
in comparison with the expense of the
Investigations. That'B business, that Is.
This Is a "business" administration,
There Is now in progress at Washing
ton a heating which is a fair sample of
Domoeratlo methods of doing buslm-ss.
At tho last session of congress an ap
propriation was made for the payment
of the sug-.tr bounties which had accrued
prior to tho passage of the Wilson bill,
which repealed the beet sugnr bounties
provided for in the MoKlnh-y bill, It Is
a disgraceful commentary on the Demo
cratic party that the bounties were ever
repealed and that after the beet growers
In various parts of the country had in
creased their aereugu and made eon
tracts with sugar manufacturers on tho
strength f the solemn promises of the
government, the sugur beet Industry
should have received such a blow.
Hut congress partly atoned for tho re
peal of the McKlnley bounties by pass
ing an act to pay tho bounties duo at
the time of the bounty repeal. Now
comes the comptroller, who declares that
this act of congress was unconstitution
al and a hearing Is actually going on to
persuade this appointed underling that
an act of congress is constitutional. The
assumption of Judicial powers by a mere
administrative orlii-lol is unwarranted
enough under any circumstances, nut
when such an olllcial stands in the way
of the fulfillment of a solemn contract
and threatens to bring disaster to a
great Industry and distress upon thou
sands of farmers throughout the coun
try, the need uf'an abridgment of his
authority is apparent. The supreme
court of the United States, and not some
fourth rate official, is the tribunal which
should decide the constitutionality of
acts of cuiigreb. When a .Democratic,
congress accidentally dors nn act of
Justice the people Interested ought by
all means to get the benefit of It.
V IIOI.T .y IOWA.
Cleveland, with his policy, has sue.
ceeded in disrupting the patty In Iowa
and precipitating a bolt on the part of
the toavkes agulust tho olllceholilem.
Jt is a singular spectacle now pre
sented to the people of the United
States: A man chosen president by a
great petty openly discarding Its plat
form on the money question, refusing
to sign a tevenue bill parsed by his
party In congress, and now using his
patronage and ofllce to destroy (he
harmony oiMils party If falling to con.
trol its aetlNji. What he failed to do
In Illinois, Missouri and Texas he has
succeeded In doing In Iowa.
Hut there Is moie than this under these
movvmeuU: it la tlio determination of
the gold conspiracy, tu break up both
parties unless it can tontrol them. That
Is the puip.ostf, TUv wtlon of the Mis- ,
sottrl nemocrntlc state i-. mention hn
made thrtu nltitnut rabid .ml the de
nunciation of the t'ertl" Hprleas con
vention by th IteptiblleBii aO.1 papers
i as tierce n tliottBh It had been lcvplcd
at a llepuWlcan ndmlttlstrnilon. What
nas dnlie 111 lown wan expected of Mis
souri. This iasslonntr denunciation of
Missouri Demorrats la the evidence of
the gravity of their sctlon-ror Missouri
has a voire in national convention fllid
In the electoral college that place llrr
among the controlling state.
A TIMNO til" ItlJAt'lV,
Many other people of Knnwt City
beside the" member of the tark board
have felt thNr bosoms swell with pride
o they gnzel at the llltle Rreett public
square. As they did so their mind went
hark lo the day, not far Imek. when this
spot, now a thing of lteattty. was a thing
or banana stand and chicken eonp,
where the effect of unfortunate debtors
Were auctioned off by brnsen-lunged
court crier nnd where "Jag" of wood
were wont to await a customer. Now
In reminiscent gratification the cltlsen
look upon a very different scene. In the
arid desert of Urn North end there 1
one green spot, an otxsl that lark only
fronded pnltn and tippling water to be
n joy forever. It I already a thing of
This Is the first work the park board
ha completed and It shows what can be
done Willi a little taste and a small out
lay of municipal receipt. If tho other
enterprises of the park board nro carried
out with similar effectiveness the peo
ple of this city -will bless the day when
they voted the mossbnek to tho rear
and when Kansas City decided to put
on a clean dress and "primp up" a bit.
Those who have occasion to venture Into
the barrel-house district of the North
end where the city hall stands will
hardly recognize the locality. Where
were formerly wagxmloads of wood nnd
cherry phosphate stands and wheels of
fortune and refuse and garbage of all
sorts, there Is now a neat Iron fence en
closing a bit of green sward, with huge
stone posts curved In quaint and curious
fashion. Mn the vast nnd malodorous
expanse of the North end this tiny em
erald shines out "like a rich Jewel in
nn Ethlope's ear or a good deed In a
The president now hns an opportunity
to reward a. faithful cuckoo. A seat on
the supremo bench is a. choice plum, nnd
ninny a heart will thump with anticipa
tion until It Is bestowed. Unfortunately
It is not nt all certain that the lucky
man will bo a lawyer whose attainments
are sutltclent to entitle him to such a
responsible, position. Mr. Cleveland's
appointments heretofore are not of a
character to wan-ant high expectations
In an emergency of this sort.
lilwr I'ront Liinit".
To the Editor of the Journal.
The article In your paper of August S
relating to the river lands north of the
packing houses. In which you detail the
efforts of Mr Meriwether to hold theiJo
lands, Is Incorrect In several particulars.
Mr. Meriwether Is right In saying thnt
these lands arose as nn Island, In tho
main channel of the river, and not .19 an
accretion to the shore. Under thews cir
cumstances the owners of the shore, ac
cording to the well settleit law of Mis
souri, do not take the land; and this, for
the reason that It did not "accrete" to the
shore. It is true tlrat Meriwether's an
cestors once onncd land where this island
afterwards formed, but his ancestors'
latulh- entirely washeil aWay betwen thi
years HG0 and 1S70 as he admits In IJur
gard vs. Howe, now pending. Under such
circumstances. If the new land forms n
an Island it does not belong to the former
owner of the washed-out lands. The su
preme court of the state has recently
decided the point squarely. In fox vs. Ar
nold, Southwestern Iteportcr, No. D, vol.
31, date July S, IKK, page CM. The court
said, page 593:
"When a rlnurian owner beronies the
owner of land, he acquires, as Incident
theroto. without prbe. whatever may be
anlde'l to It by gradual and imperceptible
accretion, while, at the Mime time, he as
sumes th" risk of losing it all by -its
being gradually washed away by the
waters of the river; but hii line always
remains at the water's ilge, wherever
that may be. Vlatntlff's line hi-lng nt the
water's edge, he was not entitled to re
cover In this action, not withstanding the
land began to reform within the bounda
ries of the original survey," which plaintiff
had owned Wrnri! it washiM away.
Mr. Meriwether had constantly mnln
tained up to the timo of the decision
cited that he was the owner of the re
formed land because his unc-stors owned
the lund which had washed away, the
new land bavin, formed as an island
within his orlnlnal boundaries laid out
In 1S26. But the supreme court having
entirely disposed of that contention In
Cox vs. Arnold, he now seeks to hold the
land under the deed obtained by him
on tho Uth from the county court. Hut
it seems from your article that while
seeking such deed be denied the Interest
or ownership of the countv. In this he
was clearly right, as the law of 1S!)5, Acts
tstfo, page 2U7, has no application what
ever to lands of this character. Counselor
Waters, It seems. a likewise of that
opinion and Is quoted as saying that tho
deed, which was a quitclaim, simply
assumed to transfer no right or owner
ship, 'lho transaction was harmless, but
the Jolly county counselor was too bhrewd
to hinder Jackson county from taking
in, us a contribution from Mr, Meri
wether, the neat little sum of $10S as so
much clear gain, and the county nothing
The land In controversy. Including tho
entire inland and all accretions thereto,
belongs to Mr. Blmeon K. Howe, whose
possession of parts of ii Mr. Meriwether
has twice admitted in different suits be.
tween them, and there Is no way known
to the law, as it now stands, In which
Mr. Meriwether can either hold or re
cover this land.
Mr. Meriwether's ancestors, Instead of
buying pralrte land in that early day,
undertook to gamble (no orionsu Intended)
on their chances of accretions from the
Missouri rlyer, but that muddy stream un
dertook a job of gamboling a little on Its
"i iicmiuH, una nanny ifamooieu Men
wo her s iirospeetlVH Inheritance Into the
Gulf Of AlcxiCO. Thf. lull' o.,ir, fl.A n.u.
aland tho loss. Very respectfully.
KAGY & IWliMIUtMANN.
Who llobU 11. id.- tlii.t'ltyv
Tothe Editor of the Journal.
AH the people Indorse tho position of
your paper on syttematlc street paving
with the exception of a few selfish proper
ly owners who own large blocks of vacant
property which they expect to have In
crease in value by reason of the money
expended by others In their locality in
building and Improvements, Thebo few
are the rlclt ami non-progressive property
owners who object to all public Improve
ments un the ground that It will take one
dollar uut of their pocket boforo ten
comes luck in. W have a very substan
tial Instance of the way these peoplu stand
In the way of InijiroU'ineius In the case
of East Fifteenth street. The property
ownoik who live on this street have been
trying to get It lun-ed fiom Virginia to
the eastern 'lly limits for tun years. It
Is a beautiful strei t and thu only one run
ning cust to the city limits on a uniform
easy grade, ami It paved and otherwlbo
improved would be the most popular en
trance to and exit from the city, but ail ef
forts to iiae it have proved unavailing
by reason of the ivmonbt ranees filed by
these non-piogiekslve gentlemen. Several
tilfuris to macadamise It have been de
feated, then came an effort to pay with
asphalium, In which I lie Oral id Avenue
(.'able Company juined, agreeing 10 t-od and
plant with trees several feet outside their
tiaik and comilbute mine J I, dm or $3,000
toward the com of the paving; this was
defeated. Then i-ame a proposition to
macadamize with u granite uurfaco like
the boulevard on Independence avenue;
i his was last spring: then these gaum gen
tlemen got round the council and with a
vi ry pretty story convinced them that
though they were In favor of paving thu
street, there were some poor people who
owned small twenty-tlvo or fifty foot lots,
and thnt they could not afford to p.ivo this
year, but that If tho council would put It
olf till licit year then they would pave
the sireet with granite surface macadam
and make no objection.
When paving this year was mentioned
to them Uivy lma change ih,vlr luiuas, If
Pivfl nt all thev ti.n.l. i the street p-H-ed
nlth a cheap nmca i ,-n i.nemenl, nnd the
mti. II iirrordtnglt pi--. I an oidlnanco
!.. pave with m.iciilim When this opti
mum hnd paused tbrctir'i the many trap
it l require-) to ni- ih' i-iah lo become it
l.i w. and after the . m Ml (a It lm In the
rn't live years) stunt -wra! hundred dol
lars In the effort to u. ihl Mtrct paved,
these Jtoor, oppressed .i'ttntrodilen prop
erty owners come f. in.nd nnd file a re.
monstrnnce. And win' I" yott think tiny
nte? Take tho n.-itm f every property
omr on the entlr. Imstlt of llfteenth
street from Virginia m the Postern city
llnili" who have ikih i the rnmtthtmncc
to d'f"at Ihl linptKM ni.'iit, and let me
ssk the Joitrnsl t" ..rfcr a prize In the
preallui t lode B'1"P'"I by some other im
pels for the poor .utui of a twenty-live
or fifty foot lot atn'nct the ntnnb'r,
Who tire the tieopi. who are driving the
business off fifteenth treet and keeping
It in Its present disur.i. -fid condition?
MINIU AM) lllti IHtA.MA.
Chnrlr 11. Hoyt 1ms Just completed "A
Cohtenled Woman." the new comedy In
which his beautiful wife, Caroline Mlnkel
lfoyt, will play the principal part thl
season, says the New Vork Uratnatle Mir
ror. A capJtRl company hn been engaged lo
support Mr, Hoyt. It Includes Tratik
I.nne, w. ll. Citrrle, OeorRe Ober, Will II.
tlray, John A. Holland, Halt Snyder, Ssllle
Scales, Marie Uart, Mr, it. E. Clurk nnd
Mrs. Annie Clark. The Hint production will
be made In lltilTnlo Sentember 20. The
company Will then play West to San Fran
cisco. "A Contented Woman" deal", In a far
cical way, with the burning question of
woman's suffrage. The scene Is laid In
Denver, where the heroine I dragged Into
politics against her will, runs for mayor
in opposition to her husband's cttndldaey,
is elected, and finally comes to the con
clusion that politics may be good enough
tor men but a woman finds more content
In the domestic field. Mr, Hoyt's strong
personality nnd original Ideas are said to
be ndmlrnbly Illustrated In "A Contented
Mr. Hoyt's new bnsebnll play, In which
Captain A. A. Anson, of the Chicago club,
will appear, hi unlike any of the author's
recent works. It is melodramatic In tone
nnd construction. It will be completed
some time in October, going on the road
the month following and coming to the
American theater for a run a little later.
Edwnrd W. Itok brings to tight the dis
covery of Mary Duff's unmarked grave
In that part of ilreenwood eeiimterv which
Is known as "The J I lit of Cirnves," where
10,000 paupers nnd unknown dead lie buried.
.Mary Duff was a beautiful woman who
began her theatrical career as a dancer,
nt Dublin, In the first decade of this cen
tury. Tom Moore saw her, met her, and
fell in love with her. He proposed mar
riage, but she rejected Mm. and It was
then that the poet penned tho celebrated
love song, whose first lines are:
Mary. I believed thee true,
And I was blessed in thus believing;
Uut now I mourn that e'er I knew
A girl to fair and so deceiving.
Moore consoled himself bv marrying
Mary's equally lovely sister, Hllznbeth.
Mary became the wife of the actor, John
It. Dtuf, nnd with him she enme to this
country and appeared for thirty years
with distinguished success. She suddenly
disappeared from New Orleans, nfter h.r
retirement, In 1J-M, and twenty years later
someone discovered her nameless grave In
The elder Hooth thoucht so hlchlv of
Mrs. Duff's powers that he cnllcd her '"the
greatest actress In the world."
Georgia Iloyton, who was a popular mem
ber of the Washington park opera com
pany, has been engaged to play with Iluit
Hnvcrly and Laura Digger In "A Trip to
Chinatown." and will assume her old role
of Willie Grow.
Chicago, Aug. S.-The Chicago Exhibition
Company Is to have the largest amuse
ment and exhibition building in the world
completed September 2. The structure will
be known ni the "Coliseum," and It Is
being erecled upon the ground occupied
during the world'.- fair by the Hultalo illll
Wild West show. It Is u feet long by
SOO feot wide, covii.ng five acres, and glv
1111: a. total street trontage of 2,2l feet. and
will seat about 2. 'i people. There will bo
a giound lloor aim of "1.000 square feet,
together with nn interior gallery and mcz
za, nine stories--, Rive a total lloor area
of eight acres. ine of the peculiarities of
the construction, and a novel feature of
the Interior. Is the movable character of
the immense auditorium, constructed in
portable section-, so that It can be madv
larger or sin i!.'. r nt pleasure to suit each
particular show, football game, bicycle
tournaments. .r any other exhibition or
gathering requiring accommodations for
an enormous audience, and ample space to
a.notiikk mo at:iui:nci:.
Nearly fifteen Hundred 1'eople nt the
Vallib.llli, at rairinoilllt l.uvt Niht.
Tho man who said vaudeville wouldn't
go In Knn.-..u i'ity should have been pits
ent ait the Fa Irmount auditorium last
night and luaid tho big nudlencc of nearly
1,000 people, ninny of them the leading
business men of the city as well as the
society leaders thunder out applause at
tho various acts presented. Not a turn on
tho programme but what was encored
all the way from two to Mx or eight times.
Tho audience mver tired of Hugh Km
mett. while last night the "Dutch Hand,"
by the liison i'ity Quartette, proved a
tlrolcss feature. it was Immense, The
Fonte Bon I brothers, with deep cellar
voto.es, scored hits an usual, While all tho
"turns" were equally- favored. Miss ISmtna
Kelso snug Mi.-s Snlllo Mawsey's song,
"Mother Low- You," with line eftect.
Miss Massey i- a. Kansas City girl.
There will be a. children's matinee to
morrow afternoon. Tile show is one which
delights children morn than a clrciih.
AM, OVIltt .-MI.OlHtt.
Carrollton Is to havo a wholesale gro
cery September 1.
Forty new telephones nro to be added
to tho Cnrrollion exchange.
Eighteen, inmates partake of the hospi
tality of Livingston county's poor farm.
Eighteen carloads of Clinton Hour were
shipp.il to the South la one day this week.
The Im-rnar women aro to have chnrge of
an edition of the Dally Hummer Mime time
during fair week,
Trenton's dry goods- and grocery mer
chants are to go against each other in a
bat lull ynie to-day.
The Sedallu Gus Company is asking for a
thirty year renewal of Its franehlso at a
$1.7S rate per thousand.
Trenton, too. will Join the procession of
enterpriklng cities that bo:u.t the pos.se
blon of a Masonic temple.
Lamar authorities talk of compromising
Mrs. Si hopf's $15,Ci0 damage suit against
the city by tho payment of $'J,0mt.
W. a. Julian, of Clinton, has paid out
JJHi.sM for eggs, poultry mid expenses of
handHlnw them, since February 1.
The state will contribute ?3,S60."l toward
the education of Grundy county's D.SSij
kvhool chlhlion during the ensuing year.
The biirieyors are making good progress
In the preliminary survey for a route, for
the ivew railroad which to connect Tren
ton with St. Joseph,
13d Wlgle 1 to pay JIM for the use of
tli Grundy county jioor farm for the next
yiar, and will icceiw Jl.W per week for
each pauper kept there,
The Chiltleothe. Commercial Club has ap
pointed a committee of twenty to push
the local end of tho "Missouri on Wheel"
scheme for all ihuro Is In It,
1'eople who are prepared to talk business
on a proiiosltioit to oktabllsh a canning
factury there, will be cordially received
and substantially encouraged in Cubonl.
Hagen's opera home at Lexington, with
a seating capacity of &00. was sold at sher
iff uk. the ilii,i of the week for JLGOO.
Mr. (Jiiinm, tho present manager, was the
The canning factory at Odessa, which
cost Ki.in.") when built, want sold under a
d.ed' of trust by tho sheriff fur fl,fki0 the
other duy. It 1 to bo put in active opera
tion at once by a Monk company.
Notwithstanding the publicity given to
his swindling schemes In nearly every oth
er town in rho btate, Carrollton has re
cently been a regular plum pudding for
the boap fuklr, Where's tho fish warden?
Th Sedalla papers say that an Ohio
ca ileudtil by tho I'liltnl States supreme
court in Ibuo practically covers the pretrnt
Injimitlon bull brought by Jefferson City
uml will finally settle t beyond any ques
tion in Sedalia1- favor.
The statu elocutionary contett of the
Epworth League will take place at Ne
vada. August & anil 29. The contest la
open to npreseiiratlves of any school, col
lege or city u Mto&ouri. Three gold med
als, worth rtspe. lively ?126, ?3() and 12. ure
to bo awarded.
O. L. Ilundy, who was foreman of the
Ilock Islimi shops at Trenton, but has
recently been, promoted to a more respon
slide, position with the same company ut
Davenport, la . n,j the rtclplcnt of some
handsome i'Ojir-A from his fellow rall
ruad. vwv.f IP ious to his departure
to"' duejdjiy - - .
HENRY WAITE CONVICTED.
rotIND til ll.TV 01" OIITAINIMI MONI'.V
nv iAt.Hi; l'iti;Ti:.N.si;9.
lined HI ml uml Col utui Sentenced to the
Comity dtill for Twenty llnys-llmr
ltr Hi Ititlcil the (ompliiln-
The cbt of Henry It. Wnlte, alias Lib
erty lltark. in which the defendant was
charged with obtaining motley Under fnlo
pretense, were called yesterday morning
In Justice Spits' court, after having been
continued from Utile to time during the
past six week, by the attorneys for the
d-fine. At I o'clock two of the cose
were ended and Wolte was sentenced nnd
on h's- way back to the county Jail. He
wbs convicted on two charges of obtaining
money under false pretenses from Mis S,
G.Ilntictt, of No. mw) East Twelfth strrot,
nii. XI is J. E. Fiher, of No. 2728 Cherry
It was claimed that he obtained J10 In
the tlrst Instancy and JO In the latter. In
the complaint It wn charged that Walte
had taken the tnohey with the understand
ing that he was to win large prltes for
th women In the Louisiana State Lot
tery, nnd thnt he wanted the money to
buy tickets, which the spirits Indicated
would secure rich rewards. After obtaining
their money, Wnlte disappeared and his
pursuit aim enpture in St. luils Is still
flesh in the minds of the public. Yester
terduy, nfter hen litis: the evidence, Justice
Hplta lined Walte ".n and eots In each
count and sentenced him to Jail for twenty
At the end of hi Jail sentence, Walte
will Again be tiled for obtaining MM from
Mrs. lUtrbant Voclmtzer by the same lot
tery scheme Hint wat so successful with
his former clients. The amount in this
case however, constitutes It a felony, and
as the punishment Ii much more severe,
the htnrlilir was continued by Justice Spitz
unit II the end of the sentence for commit
ting the misdemeanor.
Miss jtcntwtt was the first witness called
to the stand yesterday. She Is- n stout
looking German girl and works for the
family of Mayor Davis, at Ills home, No.
3ii Hast Twelfth street. She said that
she went to Dlack's olllce, lol3 Onk street,
on the morning of Juno 2 for the purpose
of having her fortune told. At the door
she was handed a card on which to place
nny question she wanted answered, and
the nntiio of sotne dear friend supposed to
be in the spirit land. This seemed n queer
wa to go about telling one's fortune, but
as the card was blank on one side, nnd
had well printed Instructions on the other.
Miss Henmtt thought lllack knew his
business nnd did as requested. She signed
her nnme and testified that lllack came
lmmedlatelv Into her presence. He handed
her a pile of six slates, with Instructions
to clean them. She did so nnd placed them
on her lap. In a few moments, she said,
lllack plclcd them up and she read tho an
swers lo her otiesttons.
Without saying whether the questions
were answered correctly or not, Miss Den
nett continued, saying that on the bottom
of tho last slate was a line which rend:
"If you take mv advice you will win 1200,"
She said Hindi told her that for ". he
would be able to Invest In a lottery ticket
which would win 200. She said she did
not have the money with her, but could go
home and get It. He was agreeable, and n,t
4 o'clock she claims to have returned to
HlaikV ofllce nnd given him the money.
The stipulations weie, so she testified, that
she was either to have the $200 In six .days
or be given back her money. At the end of
that time she returned and Hlack was gone.
Chief of I'ollee Irwin was then put on the
stand and testified that in conversation
with Hlnek, after his return from St. Louis,
the latter told him he made clalrvoynncy
a. study, and considered himself beyond
Miss Fisher, of 2T2.1 Cherry street, was
then placed on the stand and told n story
similar to the one Miss Dennett had told.
She had heard of the latter's good fortune
and asked If she would be lucky If she
bought n lottery ticket. Sho claimed that
Walte told her she could get Jl.tl1 If she
bought n ticket for J20. She only had 510
nnd claims that Walte said he would put
In the balance, and if she would call In a
week she could have JOOO. She testified to
Bsklnir him why he didn't buy lottery tick
ets for himself, and was told that It was
the spit-Its who directed him, und thnt he
could not obtain the proper Information
unless somebody was associated with him.
Detective naldwln then Introduced the
papers and letters he hnd found In Illack's
olllco, ninong which was a placard which
read as tollows: "If you are looking for a
fraud, you are In tho wrong place. Go! Go!
Quick! No talk. No money wanted from
Smart Fools. 1 only sit for those who need
This closed the evidence against walte,
and after Mr. FJIiott. for tho state, and
Messrs. Drown and Johnson, for the de
fense, had made their arguments, Justice
Spitz sentenced Walte, as above stated.
Walte, through his attorneys, said he would
lile notice of appeal at once, but up to a
late hour last night It had not been done.
The case ngninst Walte. In which Mrs.
Voclmtzer is the complaining witness, will
bo tried August 2S. It will probably be
heard In tome other court besides Justice
The Inspiration of the surroundings was
such that even Ji rrv Slmnson made a
speech at the Farsons reunion the other
day that the Sun pronounces creditable.
Cowley county old settlers will get to
gether nnd recount thrilling Indian, buffa
lo and Dill Hackney Incidents of the early
days, at the fair grounds in Winileld Au
Marsh Murdock has dually settled upon
Hmporla as the proper location for the
state capital when it Is taken away from
Topeka. Hreak it gently to Sallna and
A merry-go-round, with a particularly
aggressive and discordant "musical" nt
tachnient s driving hitherto reputable cit
izens to drink, down In Kiirllngtou, nnd the
county fair is a muuth oft yet.
The noticeable strength of some of the
productions In the last Issue of the Kurekn
Herald was perhaps partially attributable
to those twelve-Inch onions left on the ed
itorial table by an admiring subscriber.
A Weir City man who Is particularly fond
of spectacular shows, but had too much
hair to be able to secure front row priv
ileges, has had his head entirely shaved,
and is now ready for the giddiest of 'em.
Ed Howe says ho will never be wholly
reconciled to the practice of sending mis
sionaries to China to be slaughtered, until
the people can be given an opportunity
to express u choice as to the ones to bo
Miss Strait wai nominated for register
of deeds by tho Hourbon county Republic
ans the other day, by a tremendous ma
jority over all her opponents, and there
was nothing crooked about the way it wus
Some of the Weir City people were In
clined to attribute tho sudden rise in tem
perature there the other day to the fact
that Ira Heaton was In town, having coino
over from Columbus to look utter some
Homo grown grapes, watermelons, nnd
excellent prospects for the publicity of a
rich and juicy local scandal are among
the glimmer nttrnctlons mentioned by tho
.Messenger that make life In Eudora par
ticularly enjoyable just now.
They must have had a sort of a district
gathering of the recent victims of the soup
man, or something of that kind, down at
l'leiikantnn, the other day. At any rate, tho
(ilr.ird World speaks of a man from that
town who "went to l'loasanton Tuoiday
to attend sucker reunion."
llreezy, seasonnbln little corn lie from tho
liuiliiigton Jeficrsouluit: I'nclo James
Leak In left a stalk cf his upland corn at
thU olllce yesterday that indicates more
cribs for Uncle Jim. The stalk has two
big, well made ears that measure four
feet two Inches from tip to tip, and Undo
Jim says he has 100 acres Just as good.
Atchison Globe: I'.iul Hudson, of the To
peka Capital, Is an llliibtratlon of what
push and em rgy can do. While on his
vacation In the Jackson Hole country, la
Wyoming, he got up an Indian scar"
that paid him more than the cxpensos of
his trip will amount to. In time he will
become great, like his father, and work
the Republican parly.
Troy Chief: The woik of 'enforcing the
law" goes bravely on like the old woman
kept tavern III Michigan. In the large
towns there Is not n drop ss liquor sold
than heretofore. It may be that in oonui of
the towns, the business is carried on less
openly than It has been. This, by spells,
will be as near as thu law comes to being
enforced In these places.
Columbus Advocate: Colonel Dick nine's
Idea is that the nation needs a ureut btlff
eiilng of its backbone und he believes that
the people aro heartily In sympathy with
a policy that will build up Americanism.
The Kansas congressman Is a great ad
mirer of the lllalnu policy of protection,
reciprocity, the upbuilding of homo Inter
ests and the protection of our own Indus
trie.. Abilene Rellector: E. L. I'rather, who
left Abilene to take a position as com
mercial traveler a few weeks ugo, is ut
Gainesville, Tex. He preached on the two
past Sundays In the Christian church of
that city, and wus an applicant for the
task of filling the pulpit during a thrcf
moaths vacation of the pastor. Tho trus
tees telegraphed to Abilene parties to In
quire about him, und the indications ure
that he .woa't preach. .tUvis any. gore, ,
Mllimlttcil tu flly t'uiinselnr MrUnitcnl Ve-
trrd.iy by Interested Parties for Ills Ap-
pnniil Action May lie llrlajcd.
Who will, or who should build a conduit
for the electric light, telegraph and I'le
phoile wire of Knnsn City? This Is a
question that Is being agitated by the mem
ber of Ihe cntimll. Hie owner of various
telephone systems, rent alid prospective,
and the mannger of the Western Union
Telegraph Company. A a result of lids
agitation, City Counselor MeDrtugnl hn un
der consideration two ordinances giving
frnnehlse to different person lo construct
rondtllts mi nu extensive scale, and glMng
I hem the right to maintain them for a
period of thirty year.
The Ordination were submitted lo Judge
McDougnl yesterday. One or them was
prepnicd by L. P. Andrews, who repte
sents the Harrison Telephone Company.
The ordinance Is but ah amendment to an
ordinance of a similar nature, submitted by
me same man scveiai montns ago. it iisks
the privilege of putting In the conduit In
ine uowniown nisirici, iieiw-peii nroiiuwHj,
McGce, Fourth and Fifteenth street, and
la the West bottoms. The company tiroilp
Ises to Rive the city 15 per cent of the gross
receipts or the enterprise, and an option
on the system at the expiration or twenty
five years. The cutnpnn) also offer to glvo
cheaper telephone service than tho people
are now treelvlng. ...
The second ordinance Is bnrked by F. A.
Faxon, Johnson A Lucas, attorneys; Itoll
ert It. Keith. Webster Withers, Major 11.
F. Jones and othets. They ask for a fran
chise, over neatly the same territory lis
Unit Indicated In the Andrews franchise,
and oiler a cheap telephone rate.
The proposition made by the eslcrn
Union Telegraph Company 1 that It be
allowed to build a conduit for Its .wires,
and a plan of the route to be taken Is now
before the board of public Improvement.
The mcmlicrg of the council are almost
unanimous In favor of tho conduit system,
but are not III favor of giving a franchise
until the matter Is Investigated. The roti
dult committee of the lower house, con
sisting or Stoner, Crnlg and llrown. hns
held severnl meetings to consider conduit,
but hns done nothing detlnlte. A special
commltten from the lower house, composed
nt Mainlmra UhlU-ell Ol.sOll and ltOWtlllin.
has nlo met severnl times nnd talked the
same matter over. The Idea Is. to get these
two committees nnd the board iif public
Improvements together, and see It there Is
not some way for the city to constiiict
the conduits. In which wilt be placed nil
of the telegraph, telephone nnd electric
light wires of the city. This Mr. llrown
and several othet claim, would give the
cltv a source of revenue that will prove of
Inestimable value. ... .,
city Counselor MCDongnl hn been gath
ering statistics relative to conduits for
some time, and has a letter from the coun
selor or St. Louis telling the story of a
llcht to get the wires under ground In
that city. The light bus lasted for years,
and St. Louis Is ns deep 111 the woods as
when the ngltntlon was begun. Judge Mc
Dougol is In favor of the city owning the
conduit system, but does not 'see bow It
can afford to construct It. for when the wa
ter works plant Is paid for. tho debt-making
power of the city will bo nearly ex
This Is where the mnttcr stands nt pres
ent, and while developments nro being
awaited, the city hnll Is being Hooded with
pamphlets sent out by conduit construction
iir,Mt.NtscKNCi:s or iiorox.
Itetiirned Christian llndcniorcrs Meet In
Hie l'lrt Congregational Clnirrb,
The main auditorium of the First Con
gregational church, Eleventh nnd McGce,
was well Ulled last evening with Christian
Endeavorers and their friends, who assem
bled to review the events of the recent
convention held at Boston. The room was
decorated with flowers, while flags bearing
the emblem of tho society, "C. K.," were
hung about In many places. Itcv. H. L.
Shawhan, of the Helping Hand institute,
delivered the opening prayer, and the pro
gramme, which consisted of reminiscent
talks about the happy time spent In Hos
ton, nnd the welcome that was accorded
the Western visitors by the Eastern En
deavorers, was vastly Interesting, htnte
President Thomas Jones talked tiitnrestlng
lv about "Our Welcome," and State Secre
tary C. B. Dart told of the consecration
meetings. Short talks were also given by
Itev. .1. A. Cromer, lie v. George II. Combs
and Ilev. A. 11. 1'hllllps. Tho choir sang
appropriate hymns during the evening. At
the close the walls of the church resound
ed with the strains of tho song of the soci
ety. "God Ho With You Till Wo Meet
oKiii:i: or .si;li:cti:i) rmnxns.
The Supreme Lodge it 'Mils Society Steels
at 1'iirsiins, Km.
rarsons, Kns., Aug. S. (Special.) The
supreme lodge or the Order of Selected
Friends closed a three davs' session hero
to-day. Tho following odlcers were elect
ed for the ensuing year: J. A, Wells,
Erie, S. I'. I'.J J. T. Tinder, Parsons, S. P.;
Mrs. E. P.. Dalton, Winileld, S. V. P.;
Dr. W. J. Linn, Fort Scott. S. It.: A. It.
Sears, Fort Scott, S. T.; Dr. c. A. Vun
veliter, Fort Scott, S. M. D.; Mrs. M. K.
Smeltzcr. loin, S. C; F. T. -.iver. Sa
llna, S. M.; Inez A. Jose, Earned, S. I. G.;
W. P. Johnson, Webb City, D. 11. D.;
William D. Itelford, Joplln, S. O. CL; II. A.
Sirong, Mound City; 15. V. Donn, Inde
pendence; William Smelzer, loin, and
i T Ozborn, Leroy, supremo executive
conimllteee. D. W. Klnjrsley. Independ
ence; S. M. Jennings, lola; A. Hlnegnr,
Lcrov: W. M. Bartholomew. Pleasantnn;
3. Stewart Elliott, Colfcyvillc, supreme
ii AVi: Airi:Ai,i:i.
roustnblu llyliir nnd lleputy Ciiiiatnhln Mor
ris llelcrinllieil lo llaie .Salaries.
Constable William E. Eylar and Deputy
Constable J, C. .Morris, of Justice Wlth
row's court, yesterday tiled with the
county court an appeal from the decision
of tho county court refusing them the
salaries which they allege that the salary
law passsed by the last legislature en
titles them. This movo Is preparatory to
the llllng of a suit In the circuit court to
Ust the Intent of the lawmakers In pass
ing the law In controversy. The con
stables will test the hiw In a thorough
and systematic manner, four llllng suits In
the circuit court, and four will proceed
against the county court by actions In
mandamus to compel them to audit and
nay tho claims for biliary, as submitted
by tho constables to tho court.
ANXIOUS TO I'l'ltXlSIl .-MUSIC.
Applications for I'lultluns In tho Priests i,(
W. S. Walklii, of Afton, I. T tho secre.
tary of tho Cherokee Indian Citizenship
Association, has written tho directory of
the Priests of Palace Association that the
Cherokee Indian band is anxious to havo
a place in the parade. This band Is the
oldest In the nation, several of Its mem
bers having been members of the cele
brated Mathlas Spitting band, It number.-,
twelve plcoes. The Fourth lteglment band
ut Maryvllie, and the Second lteglment
bands, at Clinton nnd at Sprlnglleld, havo
requested places also.
Corporal Moult Improving,
Corporal Charles Manic, of Battery B,
First artillery. N, O. M., whoso right arm
was shattered by a premnture discharge
of a cannon July 4, at Mobeily, Mo., is
making rapid progress toward recovery
under tho onto of Dr. Bruno Sulzbacher,
tho company's surgeon. Private William
Campbell, whoso hand was Injured at tho
time Ooipoial Monk's arm was mangled,
Is said to bo also recovering rapidly. The
surgeon has grafted cuticle from Corporal
Chapman's arm upon Private Campbell's
hand, and will graft from other members
of tho company upon Corporal Monk's arm.
On Friday evening a court-martial will
convene at the armory to ascertain tho di
rect cause of the accident,
Wants to CoiiHruil u Sullrli.
Tho Metropolitan Street Hallway Com
pany applied to Superintendent of Streets
podds some time ago for permission to
construct a switch connecting the Trooat
avenue and Twelfth street cur tracks at
Twelfth street and Troost avenue. This
was in order to enable tho company to
transfer the curs from one lino to the
other, Mr. Dodds doubted his authority
to grant the desired permission und'The
matter was referred to the city consclor.
who decided yesterday mat the council
alone hud the tight to give permission to
build street railway tracks, and then It
must be done by ordinance.
New Hank at Itobltuou, Kus.
Topeka, Ens., Aug. . (Special.) The
Bank of Itoblnson, in llrown count has
been chartered, with a cnpltul of i0.O0O.
The directors ure: H. B. Idol, J. M. Idol
ond Hardee F. idol, or White Cloud, and
Frank Idol und William Idol, of Itoblnson,
I'l'likluil Ltiimlucr Appointed.
Washington, Aug. 8. (Special.) Dr. W.
M. Sterrell has been appointed u member
of the pension examining boald ut Jet
more, Kas., und Dr. U, F. Green to the
saiflq iigslUpA at, l.'pBJrcDlj;, Jig.
The night wns damp, the night was chllt,
They wandered on together.
Where played the bund- her heart wan
A nny wind-blown feather.
For he'd proposed-what If his yenra
Were fifty, and trn over.
And hers were only sweet eighteen ..
He was a wealthy lover!
"O, how romantic! ' soft she sighed,
Her triumph quite unbounded;
"lthetimntlp rather!" he replied.
"Such weather bo confounded!
Knto M. Clear j.
The Empire or Colonial dress, ns they
nro now cnllcd, appear nmong special
French nnd American crentlons for mid
summer wear, and nre also made of portly
falling transparent, or some diaphanous)
textile organdie, net, India muslin, ore
poll, veiling, etc., the frills, berthas, shoul
der trimmings, huge sleeve puffs and other
details of the gowns appearing tu rar better
advantage when made or light, rather than
"Our landlady says she likes to see her
boarders have good appetites."
"Well, I'm not surprised. Some women
aro naturally cruel." Life.
Mrs. Smyth (to troublesome collector)
"You hold one claim against mo which
shall never be satisfied."
Smith (angrily) "And what Is that,
Mrs. Smyth (proudly) "Why, the claim
Nell "Klttv Covirlrl catlcht a blc fish In
Jack (enthusiastic angler) "Did she uso
Nell "I believe she did spoon a great
deal, of course, but then he's worth half a
Scalloped Tomatoes Peel nnd cut In sli
ces one-fourth Inch thick: pack In a pud
ding dish In alternate layers with a force
meat of bread crumbs, butter, salt, pepper j
nnd a little white sugar. Spread thickly on
each layer of tomatoes, nnd when tho
dish Is nearly full nut tomatoes upper
most, a good bit of butter on each slice.
Dust with pepper and a little sugar. Strew
with dry bread crumbs and bake covered
hair nu hour. Hcmove the lid and bake
Itobln Hood We think you are .Instilled
In feeling aggrieved because your wife
would not take you with her last Sunday
afternoon. Her idea that It was no place
for a man to go Is a weak one. A self
respecting wife will not frequent haunts
which are not suitable for her husband.
Whatever Is clean enouvh for her to see, or
hear, or do, Is equally so for him. Morality
has no sex. The Ten Commandments no
where permit a woman and forbid a. man
to lie, blaspheme, steal or commit any
other crime. To bo sure, custom looks at
things differently, but custom is not law.
Stand up for your rights, Itobln. New York
She "I read your book. Mr. Scribbler,
and liked It very much; but may I ask
why did you always have a shower In
Author"! was afraid it might be dry."
He askPd her for the glove she wore,
For he wns deeply smitten;
And later, when he sought her hand,
Twas then ho got tho mitten.
A London firm has lately produced a de
cided novelty tor the table which In these
days, when all desire attractive and per
fect appointments, will be greatly appre
ciated. This consists of a dessert service,
the "Auld Lang Syne" service, In a beau
tiful blue spodl china, with landscape me
dallions In the center of ench. Tills, of
course, Is not .new, the novelty being that
the designers are ptepared to decorate
with any desired landscape. So, should the
purchaser be ulso thn possessor of one
of "England's stately homes." he may
have his service decorated with sketches
taken from the various points of beauty
on his own domains, choosing himself the
points of Interest he prefers, and thus be
queath to his heirs a charming heirloom.
Proprietor of the summer resort "I don't
see what we'ie to do. Last year we hadn't
many guests, and there aren't any pros
pects that we'll havo miinv this year."
His manager (llrtiily) "There Is only one
thing to do. We must advertise that
we've raised prices." Chicago Jtecord.
"You don't go to tho club as often as
you used to?"
"No, not since my mother-in-law passed
away. Lot's have a dilnk."
New York Weekly: Mrs. Winks "So vonr
friend George Is married, .1 hope he is
.Mr. Winks "Unppy Is no name for It.
His homo Is a llltle paradise on earth.
His wife Is an accomplished cook."
Stylish costumes of pnlo buff-colored linen
duck with small dots of black scattered
over IN surface am mads with full un
trlmmed skirts and Eton jackets, with
fronts slightly tabbed. The jacket turns
back with rovers thnt are finished with live
rows of the narrowest black velvet ribbon,
which also borders the edge of the large
murine collar and the wrists of the mutton
leg sleeves. The yellow straw sailor hat
en sulto Is decorated with a baud, and
loops of wldo black velvet ribbon and a
cluster of Held daisies of the "black-eyed
The use of the mandolin In somo of tho
high churches in London does not seem to
have given any offense, and It has only Just
begun to attract ntteiitlon on the outside.
Yet the practice hns been growing for tome
time, says an English paper, and now that
so many of the young ladles havo tuken to
the Instrument It Is sure to extend,
"Ho seems to visit you qullo frequently
But do you iblnk him steady?" ' ":m,)r
"Steady? Well I should bay he was. He
calls every evening, "Chicago Tribune.
Young husband "You never suggest an
economical Idea." '
Young wife-" Yea I do. I suggested that
wo should buy a pug to eat tho scraps we
throw- uwuy, and you laughed at me."
"Mis. Brown never sits up to wait for
her husband," "No?" "No. When she
expects him to stay out late she retires
early, sets tho alarm at 8 o'clock and gets
up refreshed und reproachful," puck.
The number of English words which have
no rhyinu In the language Is very ' lurra
5,000 or 6,000 nt least urob without Rhymes'
and consequently cuti be employed at tho
end of tho verso only by tiunsposlng the
accent, coupling them with un linififJct
cpiibonance, or constructing un artificial
rhyme out of two w-oida. Among "tl er
words to which there aro no rhymes may
b mentioned mouth, silver, liquid, sprit
chimney, warmth, gulf, syliili miisie
breadth,' width, depth, lioiior, lto"', echo. '
Walter Besant Is authority for tho follow
ing information: "I bee." bays he, "that a
so-called 'new- drink for hot w'eather lias
been lately recommended In the ehupn of
weak tea drunk us boon as It Is cool I
havo nothing to say against the lukewarm
beverage, but perfectly cold tea Is a very
welt known tropical beverage. It is u verv
lino 'squelcher.' as Dick Swlyeller would
say. pu simply make tho teu, pour it out
into u Jug, so us not to.lct the leaves souk
ii It, und leave It on the btdoboard; wheii
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