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Til K KANSAS m JUUKiS'AL. SUNDAY. DKCKiM I'.KIl 22,1895.
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it tlin Poturtiie nt Knttsn City,
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T..7. juiiiN.i,isTiii:noMH nkwi'ai'KU
ii ' ton, Dec. SI -Tor nkHhoma nnd
1 i . rritory Cli ncrally fairs colder;
J It tt mis.
i .' .iniri-Fnlr; probably threatening
I-. in portion: southeasterly wind,
! i .. variable; oexder In northwest por
t k nin Pair and eoMeri Northerly
V in' ii undent thnt Uncle 5vm nnd
I) ii,' .it A ti cut t po together cnii Hive
31i i i 'l quite a lively tussle.
I' M Cleveland wants to keep Iiln
w ' iviularlty rolling he should lot
lit. ii i itI ami talk Culm and Waller.
11 tu r than not lie In the procession
. Chicago hits decided to ninke an
if n to i.itittue tli Democratic con-
t n t
Am hit It other evidences of healthy
jn i t. Kansas linn a congressional
di t t in which not a single dally paper
13 i tit 1 1 .bed.
K u Is "Jingoism," n the British pa
) r t MSt, it Id the biggest thing tir the
kill on earth. Continent vlde and 70,
Ooo 0 strong.
When Mr. Cleveland begins to talk
fin m v popular enthusiasm wines tup-
id- The country doesn't care to listen
t W ill StllH-t.
lo--tilily the Monroe dacttlno Is not
In h code of Internatlnnsil law, but It
-will be there by the time tills little of
f ilr Ib.vvs oer.
In a -nnr with this country Great
Brit, .n -would lie linndlcnppod from the
out! t by inability to set Kansas City
beef Cor Its army.
R) 'ii rig Mr. Illtt at the head of
the mm it tee on foreign nffalrs, .Mr.
Re 1 i (i.Iiiitly determined on n vig
orous American policy.
Wr ! .ngtatulate the speaker of tho
h-nr n lu selection of so good a man
n Mi" K'i'l. of Maine, for chairman of
tht i mitt i e on rules.
I' m i tu- that Il.irry llayward wis
l i nl us he i hi In ted himself, but
r bud enough to prevent nuy le-
lfi i itiat ho was hanged.
il fnldorhead seems to have mado
ou r i m.'i-h on Speaker Hood, for a
Dt iv a. ij i . r He Is on two of the most
lu house committees.
'i' n of Mary IWzabelh hcav
i' thit she hasn't fully decided
V r I lin Bull should bo placed In,
tt Mr . .so column or not.
I ii t be necessary for congress
embassador ltuyard. The old
'- mortified and miserable
n w without anything more.
i Morrill believes the admln-
J Washington is making de-
l i mil for the whole country.
1 5 I'.'ully avoiding- them In Kan-
-n if Mr. Cleveland will come out
v . mphasls for ft sound pro-
t i tf his domestic policy will be
mutto level with his fotelgn
i- been o much excitement
w la that it Is a wonder
i Her hawn't rushed off and
n i million to thu Chicago
! I. (
nt is in error. The
i. iitlun does not
i i'h i i il metropolis
m - ut I." It mere-
iit mgres.1 the
i iti "make this
i ult m its turno?
I i iuiers might
the Culonel In
ii nt on fines it-
in 1 gambler of
m win havi n
ii'ii' The bulls
.ii h other to
i nut try to d'.sre-
'llflir? ttlid tuk? bin
tentlary when they
' mere fact thu be Is
i of their crimes duos
vilgationu as an ollicer.
v York World pictures Presl.
land tu soldier .lothes. us
t in-chief of the army. liar.
' t that his ash Is over the
i ''ikler the prebidmt makes
iMii-isliifc' iiilttary appeartnt-e
-inking one, we dare say, than
uui' presented thirty odd eir
l Keshleor tnarntly beltevpi
.iin the Judgrui-ntsof Hie courts.
.-i iiteiweii to the jiiiiltemtuiT
' main In the county Jail, and
i t mod to Jail be allows to run
Mr. Keshlear would confer a
I'hrUtWM il(t on Jackson
. m ndiuif lit bis ft-algiiution, to
i at once.
1. .'lull New deelaii's that a
1 1 .an to replenish the United
t-' ' mury is an irnjiossibiUty at
t1 i i i tliae. Neveithi-less when
t - . i. .ntl sale hi ttdvenlsed lib h
J.- i i i i . bu very sjifi--vve loik tor
V. J i n baidtus to bid up quite live.
1 Jf t d"ii't, so inuih tin bittir.
N'i. 11 Ui b-ild and in id at Imme.
t ' f liat if a. gu.it bx.ii to tlri-d
tsaf sir n .-mil clfj-ks. Tin ut k Just
j i" b is foei n cm of high pn c-utn and
1 fj- n uis and sti-ulti'd nrvt und
v'r muixlea cry for relief Twcnti
- r -J
tiny of ruMn trtl befnft tlm ChrlKl
mn trrtrt clu'mi'-thr Irttxieil nnrt nurd
est da, tirolmhly. of the hop excited
ifasoh. Thp holiday tmslhes thl vear
has been very llvoly slttl ftppurentlj
rry .ntinfBcbiry to imth sellers mid
, i'iit t tniPAUi'.KSH.
When no trtnny penple nr MtOTWil In
mttttin filthithd rnmparlson of the il
nllv iitwisewthms, warlike nnd othetwlse,
brtwei-n Oreat Hrllnln and the United
States, some will find It of interest to
iKite n few points In that rotation train
cfed frrim nvallnble sintlstlcs. In ft
ntiftiuMnl wny.tokititr fur Instance the vol
ume of domestic exrhttiiRe, H Will be
seen that those of this country nre nl
m.ist equal to thene nf Oermany, Prance
and Oreat lirtiatn eombltied.
All the money in use Is not la domestic
trade, to be Mire, but In mrftteirHte
wealth that of the United States Is
Rrentest of the two lending nations of
the world by 38 jier cent and Is Increas
ing nt a rate that will very soon pxceed
the combined wealth of the three coun
tries named above.
The mechanical energies of this coun
try used in producing thle wealth
amount to 129 tnllHon tons, as tiKslnsl
13 million tons for England, Trance and
The standing ntmles of CJrertl Hrltaln
ntid tho t?iiltetl State have been car
tooned, by the lepresenlntlon of a giant
of ten feet In height to typify that of the
one, and a pigmy of six Inches for thut
of the other; nml so with the armament
In guns and the telntive sttength of the
two navies. Hut America's army Is at
peace, producing the real sinews of war
In the wealth of productions and Intel
ligence of thf people, a devotion to home
Interests and that soft of putt lot Ism thnt
goes hand In hand with national pride.
The standing army of Great Hrltaln
Is i:i8,000, scattered all over the world.
That of the flitted State Is 27,000, all
at home. Tin- full strength of the Itrit
lh army with nil its reserves is 1,011,000.
while the entire population of the Unltil
Htatep capable of bearing arms la the
reset vc we have, and three million men
can be put Into the lleld ns fast as they
can be alined and equipped.
The entire population of Knglantl and
her colonies, capable of bearing ami"", Ii
1 million, ns given by Kngllsh statis
ticians Hy using the same means of
arriving nt the estimate v- And that
the United Stntet would have 17 millions'.
Great Hrltaln lin a navy many times
larger than ours, but her Interest1 that
would be p.K.ed to our slilp und cruis
ers In ca.-e of war .ire many times larger
still, and with thoe interests Ctlppled,
ns they certainly would be, she would
Hud It up-hill business to catty on tiny
war tit nil.
In the case of hostilities the United
Suites would have but si single enemy,
While our hostile opiioiient would be tin
nble to tin ii around without finding a
vlclntm dog at her heels.
And as for money with which to carry
on a conflict, the United States has been
able to got along In the past In emer
gencies quite n.s pressing, with resources
not a tenth ns great. The fact Is, look
at 1t In any way ;iou will, there Is no oc
casion for discrediting the ability of tho
American nation to Mand up for Itself,
let the present unhappy state of affairs
turn out as it may
iiai.amji: or rnwiiit.
More or less learned piofesors of In
ternational law may air tlielr views le
gnrdlng the merits of the controversr
which has been precipitated betwen
this country and Great Hrltaln. But
tho situation is not one upon which
hook men nre competent to throw the
most light, especlallv when they dis
agree ujion almost every proposition ad
vanced each by the other. It Is a condi
tio p and not so much a theory which
confronts us. If nations are not law
makers, who are? If the solemn accept
ance of the nations of tho Western
hemisphere does not place upon a cer
tain policy the seal of authoritative
sin ction, certainly the impudent claim.-,
of Kumpe and Asia cannot force upon
them the iiollcy by which they shall be
Kuropran aggression and the extension
of Uuropean Influences have been uni
formly repudiated and resisted by all the
South American nations, and the most
practical result which bids fair to fol
low In the wake of this latest instnnce
Is the formation of an alliance vt all
the republics of this hemisphere.
Knglnnd should be the last to resent
or complain of iuterferenio by the
United States, for she has most fre
quently resorted to the piaotlce her
self, tinder the guise of maintaining the
"balance or power " We have a little
power left over here; too much of It
has already been surrendered, but we
are going to keep the balance Kngtind
d( prlved Russia of the territory con
quered from Turkey; she denied to the
same countty the right to acquire t3"ri
tory in the vicinity of the Himalayas;
she, with Prance, refused even to allow
Russia to have a fli et In the Hlark sea.
Russia, seized a share of the spoils o.' the
lato war in the Orient. It was all dune
to preserve that delicate "bnlunce of
power." Well, we have a sort of n tion
that It would disturb our balunce of
power to allow England to make tho
map of South America to suit herself,
and we don't purimse to have that bal
atue disturbed. If there Is no Interna
tlonal law that can protect the nations
of tint, hemisphere, It lt high time there
was one, and now Is u pretty good
change to make It.
ViV sin: is (ii;rn.N; a.n.vmhn,
It seems that Spain has tomc cycelluit
reasons for being on the anxious eat
tegftl'MnB the outcome of 'ije little un
pleasantness now going on In Cuba.
They me practical reasons, very prac
tical, and they have nuihltii to do with
the maintenance of national prestige,
dignity or honor, except Indirect!) Tl oy
very intimately concern the Spanish na
Three Items alone In the budget of the
expand It nre of Cuban levtnuj aggregate
ISI.OOO.OJO. Think uf tha statu ,if Kansas
Wlnie taed mote than tJl.OtiO.OO') evety
year, for the imputation of Cuba is Jut
about equal to that of KniiMis. Vet
Cuba has tu pay $10,500,000 mutually to.
watd the Interest on Spain's national
debt, iiut think of the bitter sai.aMii
of (he Cubans paying $7.00i),0fl0 P..ry
year towunl the lutilnuiuinco of the
Spanish at my and navy now being ubfd
to crush out the Uaine of pan lot i.-.. a
which has lUn-.l up all over th ii-li'w.
Nu wonder they light with tho biavery
of despair against this pitiless oppnr
tflon; against being shot down !ik' d tw
with the very guns they bought Hum
selves Who can blunie them t r rr
btillug? Another J7.000.000 goes to fiy salarUs
jnd pensions of Spanish civil employes,
miking 121,000 000 for threq r?m rinio
I What does the "mother" c&uniry di jn
return? A paltry half million t expended
K, JnuU"8 uud kb fa hnVay: oniy
of Cuban edtieaiion. What e.x;n can
n !vll!d nation make Tor retnlnlng
tt hold on a dependency whose Interests
She n brutally disregards, and whmp
people fdie so heartlessly oppresses "
When arraigned nt the bar of hrttlons.
what has Rpaltt to say why Cuba should
not tie declared, as of right she nttchl
to be, free nml lndepetldent?
fltlch Is the fight gnlng on in Cubit;
such nre the people with whoe oppres
rs the administration sides. To the
cretllt of the American people, be 11 slid,
they made a dirfennt choice.
MM A .NAItKlIU (Jl'lisl ION,
The question a to tho control of ICnn
a Clly's grain trade raised by Mr
ntlckney nt the CVmmertlal Cllib ban
quel Is the broad matter of the Interests
of Kansns City ns a whole, and not the
Individual gnl ns of those Who are oper
ating in the grain market under the
present restriction! Imposed by tho com
bined railroad Inltuencen. It Is mis
take to attribute the tenor of the Maple
henf president's comments to a desire
to Injure the grain trade of the city,
nor can It be admitted that his criti
cism Is likely to have that tendency.
In view of the well known status of
rntps and their lnllucnce upon hitslnis
Interests quite generally, It would be
folly to say thttt Kansas City Is ns well
favored lis could be desired, or even as
well us It should be. Il may be that in
dividual shippers, whose earnings nre
confined to their commissions, are satls
lled with what they have got, but tho
city has been made the center of a
grand railroad system thnt should do as
well by one class of business ns by an
other. Tho subject of Mr. Stiekiiey's speech
was commented upon by Mr. Vatilnnd
Ingham, commissioner of the transporta
tion bureau of the Commercial Club, In
the right sort of spirit. It Is In that
temper that the subject should be con
sidered by all concerned In the good of
the city's business. There Is nothing to
be gained by looking at the matter from
tho (ircumsctlbed standpoint of personal
satisfaction. Tho question Involves the
action of the combined railroad jiower,
and nobody believes that Knnsas City
can secure any modification of tates In
the Interest of Its trade without asking
To say that the present conditions nto
satisfactory to the few Is to discourage
any effort to make better terms for the
many. Wo believe that the merits of tho
subject as discussed by Mr. Stlckney ate
sulllciently well understood by those
most directly Interested to render hair
splitting discussion ns unnecessary as It
Would be profitless.
It should be agreed on all sides that
any Improvement of the facilities for
building up a home grain market to tho
commanding magnitude of our home
live stock mntket is most highly desir
able. It may bo perfectly satisfactory
to a claa of dealers in grain to have
conditions remain aa they are, but it
Is not so to those who consider tho sub
ject from a more comprehensive view.
What Is wanted Is a primary market
and not a mere outpost. Wo can have It
when the railroads jdiall see lit to give
the facilities for making such a market.
And whutever may be done to Induce
them to do so will be good work for
sixoni) 'liioroiiT. nr.sr.
It Is becoming apparent that those
"financial leaders" over the other side
havo decided that they have more to
gain by keeping hands off the whole
matter In dispute between England and
America than by coming on the United
States pell-mell for their cash that is
out nt Intel est over here. If they were
determined to cash out they might he
nble to kick up a deal of trouble for
other people, but they are not blind to the
fact that It would be at fl. terrible cost
On second thought they have made up
their minds that 1t Is dangerous business
monkeying with boomerangs. Ten to
one, If the United States should offer an
Installment of gold bonds these same
financial leaders would be tho highest
bidders for them, regardless of their
Umptatlon to get up a scare to set our
markets wild and brlnff on financial
These money dealers measure every
thing by dollats und cents, or by pounds,
shillings and pence, which Is tho same
thing under a different name. They
know the United States will never go
Into bankruptcy. There might be a sus
pension for a time, if worst should come
to worst, but In the end everybody who
loans Unci.. Sum a dollar will get It
back with all tho Interest promised. '
But there will be no gold bonds. If
It comes to tho olnt of actually dis
tressing the treasury In order to pay
gold denuincU abroud It will clearly be
because of an eftott to coerce the gov
ernment into submitting to foreign dic
tation in international politics. And
then tt defense will have to be Instituted
that will be commensurate with the nat
ure and magnitude of the attack.
The war flurry has been a good thing
for tho country, b showing how easily
the people drop politics und come to
gether as patriot when trouble Is
threatened from abroad. It will be a
still better thing if It results in provld
lug the country with coast defenses and
a stronger navy. In addition to teaching
foreigners thnt the Monroe doctrine is
a vital und Indestructible American
principle, equully binding with rtcog.
nlaed tenet of International law.
Missouri and Kansas each havo one
pronounced untl-lver man in their
congressional delegationb-nCabh and
Calderbeail anil these are the members
Speaker Reed has selected to represent
these state; on tho committee of bunk
ing und currency. If there has been
uncertainty as to Mr. Reed's financial
vlewa there shouldn't be any longer
at least, not in Kansas and Missouri,
Oh. why should the plrK
nf mut'tal be proud?
A few dy of fiuttlng,
nr'toillng uud iw eating,
Of fruitless tt-gtettlng-.
Then crape and a shroud,
Mr. Gladstone' position that "only
common sense" l.s tequlrud to pt event se
rious trouble U not quite uccuruto.
Ctiiuiiton hont'bty and faltneku to Veuo
.ttelu ate uIim eenUul.
An full) Ciiiiii Itml,
The Indianapolis Journul it ports a ccrap
of dlalugue bet i Hi two boys Soiiii. peo
ple would say that tlulr bleak uud lo.lglu
were lioth churuett-rMK' of thtlr fcex.
Tointns "l wouldn't be as btmk up as
girls is for anv thing'
Jlininv "M ii'ltln-r, Tliry thinks they
art Just us t,ooi us boys
A l.i-mil I iL'bt.
Indianapolis Journal: "I guess I had
betlir plead punty," said the gentleman
v, hi. unu In Inll nil .L .l!iri?,l nf .liii!lriir it
bK i cte
riut mucn you won. i." saia tne laivver.
HUltlt I.N II It t. AMI itl.ADIA,
ItllUs lint Tnlil IhiTTlatit In il llelit
With a Mlitili'l-ini. It unlit
!nn IHepo l.ettet in 9ii l'ranclsco Hnm
(UtUers ntilVdi the other day with the
bud of Juitti fasti . who, ns a in mbir
or Constable llubln it's iwsse, wns kllbd
111 the light with Itetitertii nt or rnnr
Mii.i lltande irti fiuunhiy..
The imese, whMi cotmlsted gf Cou
ntable H. F, Iiniiirt, or Utssnnslde;
Charles II. nml W A. nut lock, IMward
Uoodln and Juan Castro, the littler the
fviiNin of Atiilwi, iiln was shot by
Itentorln In Sxn i.uls lto, lelng con
iil nt that UetiUrlit whs In the Immedi
ate vicinity, nml worn out by almost
seven dai and nliiht In the middle, se
cured tho services of Indian tntllerri to
hunt down their in m. It has slnie been
IciiiiuhI thut the 1 1 din lis not only fed
lletitertn, but wiiind hltn of the ni
pronch of the w. utul the direction It
wn taking. Then these same Indians
Would tnke thu trull utul follow It fnlth
full.v, bsidlng the oilhi is to the Inst hid
ing place of the humd man.
Saturday morning the trnllers warned
the olllcers thnt tin v were clo to Hen
tetiit, and the tletnitus, nil good trnllers
themselves, rendllj uillrmcd the topott.
Uutiy in the tnotmng severnl fnrmir?,
armed with t tile. J 'Itieil tin- ikissc hihI
were jmsteil nlmut the country, which nt
that jKjlnt Is a piittli tilnti rough jrnrt
of the tnesit. Aft' i the men wcte till
IhisKhI Constnlde llubbetl and Castro
st'irted to bent tin bushes, assisted by
the two llutiocks
It wns urtor 10 ml sit In the afternoon
when llubbert cntni up to Castro nt the
foot of a sloping hill. Ats-iut 100 yards
ahead of them nnd intt wav up the hill
was a gtent live oak tree, the bronchos
of which came to the ground nnd almost
concealed n huge granite boulder. With
proper caution on" well aimed man
might siicce.ssfull maintain his position
thete ngnlnst an or-llnnry isisse. Chlro.
with gun in hand, was watching this
sjKit intently, his ki-i n ears having
caught the sound of something like n
suppressed cough behind the boulders
"He's In thete," he said. Indicating tho
pile of bntilderd ns Hubbeit came up.
Hubbett doubted it. but on Castto in
sisting they started ton ant the fort, the
ltttrloeks being stationed on the up hill
side, near the summit. Guns In linnd,
the Hurlixits ey.nl tin- wall of rocks as
Castro and llubbert nppronched on the
down hill sldo. llubburt was in the Imul
nnd as ho passed the rift In the ro-'ks
there was a flash amid the given folinge
which partly concealed tho cleft. A cry
of "I'm done for!" came ftoni Castto
Then there was a gurgling hound us he
pitched headlong to the ground. I.Ike
a Hash camo the vision of Rente! la's
face through tho smoke to Constable
"Thtovv up your bands!" he cried as
the cornered man swung his rifle around
The command w.is haidly out of his
mouth before the otrker tired, but quick
n-. he whs, Konterin was quicker, and
the bullet cut the space occupied bv the
hitter's face In the tree behind hltn.
Like n Jack-ln-the-lsi, Kenterln came up
again from behind the Hat boulder, just
In time to catch the constable's bullet
in his left breast. The officer's shots
had been hardly a second ap.tit, and
tho whole thing had happened In
less time than It taki s to tend of It.
The jK-ivvdcr smoke was so dense In tho
pile of bouldets, and, having hoard a
suspicious wiund after his last shot, the
constable moved around the hilltop out
of range, wheie he was Joined by tho
"Renteiia is down there," he said to
hl.s posse. "If you want to st,e him you
can go down. He's g it oor Castro, but
I do not know whether I got him or not "
The pile of bould. t wan coveted by
the guns ot the pn for some time, and
nftor watching rath ntl.v the pose. head
ed by Constable ! lph Woods, of Mi sa
Grande, nppro.iched the rooks and found
the bodies. Itent-rla. hail been shot
through the breast, and could have lived
but a moment The body ot" Castro was
found whole he fell, his stiffened tlngets
still clasping bis gun. Ho had been
shot In the back of the neck, the bullet
coining out at the biea.st, Ju.t below the
Renterla wns a native of Hermosillo,
Mexico, but came to California In early
days. In ISO'.' he was sentcneed to ten
years bv a Contra Costn county comt
for horse stealing. On his vvn, while
riding on the dock of a stage, he raised
his mnnneled hinds and knocked down
first his guard and then the driver. He
jumped from the stngo nnd lied, to be
come the lendir of n gang of horse
thieves. Tour veurs later he nppeored
at San Gabiiel Mission, wheie. during a
row, ho sbr.t .Tenlii I.asnlder In the
mou tli and was again compelled to flv.
In 1ST" he flist appeared at San I.uis
Rev. He then volunteered to enpture
Ka'rmnn Fotiiln. a Los Angelos horse
thief who wns wanted Iradlv which lie
accomplish, d His next trouble was be
cause of selling liquor to Indians, on ac
count of which he wns compelled to leave
the state. He kept a saloon here at the
corner of Third and II streets for n
short time. .
am. ovnt .-Missotmi.
(Walla Is to have boar mint for Chrlst
miiR The Oinee river rose twonty-fivo feet at
A Young Mi n's Christian Association Is
being organlm .1 at Surcoste,
An Arnn-troiig man has Hold 100 head of
mules in the lost sixty davs.
Tho sulphur well at Neosho Is becoming
quite a popular r.-'fort for Invalids.
The oldest Inhabitant gives It up on the
recent Southwest AIlnsouil rain etorm.
The electric cars on the .loplln-Curthago
line havo been provided with ventlbulps.
It ousts 11 to b" a vap In Seilalln, but tho
amount can be hoarded out If It isn't con
venient to p iv it.
The rainfall nt Springfield TufFilny,
Wednesday and Thursday amounted to a
fraction er nine Inches.
Payette ' greatly pleased with the
"I'rodlgrtl rutlur," notwithstanding the ab
sent e of the ' fatted calf."
The dike jurn about tho bringing of little
Ruth Cleveland to Klrltsville for treatment
Is being uiihlv clu united
(inlhttlit modestly acknowbilgi s that It
fully realizes the fact that it is the hand
somest town In the country,
The poles ale b'ing put up for l.lbertv's
tiKW telephone cm hange. It will open for
business shortly with 100 subscrlbert,
l.ess than &m people voted lit the special
election In Sedalla Krldaj. Only nine votes
were cast against thu funding bondt.
Congressman 1m, keiy and wlfo have ic.
turned from Washington, and will spend
the hullduys si th. Ir home In tlnllatln.
A man who It suspected of proclivities
peculiar to kl'ln tiirri has been suspb iously
watched by Joplln people the past vveik.
The Uiwtgo trait of niliuinl ground, at
Joplln, containing soino 700 ncies, w.u. sold
at special mitei. r's sale u low davs ago for
liven the country school debiting socle,
ties causiiUr thur iiiuipiiu lit uluill In
complete now If not provided with a. sult
IVttU loiintv hutiteib who bring In less
than forty squint Is from u daj's hunt con.
slder that thtv have a tight to kick on
lite kCurcit uf guine.
The lUmaiiil for store hull lliu;s in Mnr
fliall Is gituter than the supply, and tho
papers ute uulng local capitalists tu show
thelr faith by tlnir works.
The tain i.ioul wasn't the only one
broken at I'lithage last week. There vveie
nine muuiuifi lb ensvs Issued thilu the iluy
the flood was th. hlgheut.
Caithage has just piepared a largo and
vinll appulnii'l ro. k pile for thi nttoinnio
dutlou and viitertuinini'lit of uc.uj peiics-
II tails who visit thut locullly.
llullalln Noith Mlskourl.ni: Toho Hufr
niaii was over fiom Junu sport UVducsday.
In thu tumult r Tube plujs ball In the
winter he nails fur tminiuer to come so lio
nun pla ball aiiuin,
Mlkkoutl nevvspapers will lie lepretentod
by tntlvu lUiinatts at the meeting or the
National i;tituiial Assot i.itluu In .latkson
villi. 1'la . nut iiioiiih. Thej will leave St,
I.ottls toyithir January 10.
A coritsnoii'li nt of tho Advertiser, at
l'ajette, while un oifort Is being made to
bn'iiie wuttr vvorkb tells thut paper thnt
1'ulton has the most ib lb Ions uatir this
siiie the I) k uiuuntuilis.
The allegt 1 sloituge i r n 000 in tho ae
couuis of . liunlum is lr-im uml
cumin il rlerk hus beta compromised by
Gretlio countj uuthorltles on the basis of
a pa)im-nt b Mr. Dunham and hi bonds
men Of ?1 ivl'L
The annual meeting of the state board
of agriculture, the convtu'lon of the Stat
IWIr Association, the Statu Snlna lire J.
crs' couveiiilon und the medlng of thu
Stute. Gcotl UojfU Asscickitkw wiU ,,Ul-hn
W s - I
sttltll.M AMI Ills MMIils.
.Viw Vnrli's tlriiil Artlit 1 IK Titled tu
.N'apelciin Ssronv. otie of Amerlen's oldest
nnd best knoun srtlt, h rcifiitl) taken
up n entire Iv original nnd extremely In
teresting Hi lit in nrt unjs a New York
Journal Instead of di voting himself to
painting, as ha brn M habit rhiitng his
mill. lie lfe. h hus rvsumi I photography,
the nrt of his vonth. Hut the veterun nitl't
no lolmrr mskes bust Miririills or snaps
the ftiltK n Hiss and lor Kiddv mow
ments, nn in his yotithrul dsv. This work
he leaves to his son and stinMiir, while
he tnkisi up n mors, sertmis work, the t-enll
of "tltteh fie hi ps will linlnort illse hlrti
Sarony's new srt l pholnfmiphlng mule
women In evirj pose ismsllile. At his dlf
losl he has evitiil hiindm.1 famous ngurn
model", nnd In his piivnte studio he photo,
frnphs them In the attitudes In nhlih thf
relii'h mlntrs hove pni-nte.1 famous
nude.. He i Iftlms that Ibis not only nd.
vatiresnrt In photoerRid, devilops the np.
preilntlon or the utile In art, but nlo
jiolnts out the ImpusslMlfty of the ocs
glvtn liv pnlnters to their sublet tu.
Mr. Snron.v Ivan had a studio purposely
fitted up for making his nude titillcs. lie
Is-gun by innUmr Jut slnpte tlgures. anil
then groups of twos and threes nnd llnnllv
nrrand au thnt be lould take eight or
ten figures grmipisl together The artll
iim not, however, relv entirely upon ilther
th" beautj of his modi Is or fne art of his
Photograph). Af(er itunblnlng Imth h
brings Into piny ht artistic training before
hl pletiues nre read) for the public.
Ills method or stud)lng the nude nnd
petting the wonderful elTiet from It which
he alone hss been nble to produce Is ex
tletnely Interesting. Tlrst. with the great
est ore the moilrl Is placed In xstion
each limb has to be separately plnred bv
the artist, nnd the body so turned and
twisted thnt It is In exnMly the iiosltlon
of the phtiire whli h It Is to represent.
Sometliues the posing of n woman will tuko
over an hour, stid bv (he time s!k )m been
mliiisted exactly to the artist's liking she
will be so fatigued thai It Is almost im
IKsslbl for iter to held the iiose while
tho pimp l iiirtde After the jihotograph
has ln'iii tnltsn the artist usually paints
up all the defects. Idealise everv pottkm
of the IkhIv and destro) all likeness In the
feiilutis to t tie original.
The liki in s Is destroyed, ptrtly because
the model n quests it, but more often be
cause It Is not all the artlt wishes it to be.
So In the second stage nearly all Sirony'
living pictures ate headless objects of
beaut) until he has timet to complete them
b painting in gotid fentures The thlid
stage Is to photograph these retouthes and
turn them out full Hedged photographs und
works of nrt
Sometimes Mr. Sirony Is so enthusiastic
ot the rt suits of his living pietutes that he
cannot rest putting them Into color, twist
ing them Into nieimalds. n mpliH and en
plds It Is b such plctun s that be l
ustinllv leprescnti d at the big exhibitions.
The mnjoiltv of .Mi. S irony s models are
hiirus Birls, "living pictures" and concert
tlll.V SVIAI'IMII) 1. 1. (IS.
I'wo (iraitil Ann) Xiierins Hua Trouble
t'litll llie) Did s0.
Urom the Washington Star
Major John Vt Hurst, of Chlcaco. who
wis quartet ninstir penernl ot the O A. It
undei Conimander-ln-Clilef Lawler, last
t.ir Is one of the greatest practical Jok
eiu in the cotinti), and his mirthful pro
pi nsitli s will peep out at the least shad
ow of a rluince for fun. Colonel Jaik SUv
en, also of Chicago, Is not so much given
that wii), und very otten cin't see an)
fun In Hurst's nonsense Hoth lost thilr
light les near the hips during the war.
and while Hurst Is about D feet 7 Inches in
helsht, Stephens Is ptctty close to six feet
hi his slinking".
Hurst was on the G. A. It natlonnl pen
sion committee for several vear.s. and his
duties In that lino brought hlin to Wash
ington freiiuiuitlv, tin one of hi" visits he
registered at one of the uptown hotels with
his frlind Stephens, and after transacting
sonic- businiss and having considerable fun
with the bo)s tiny retired for the night,
ocitip)lng thu sunn1 room.
The n. t morning Hurst was wandering
slowly down r tieet, apparently having
much dltlleult) with his wooden leg. for
he got along very slowl). but evidently not
painfully, us his faee was beaming with
smiles In the middle of the square nn F
street car stopped and a ver) excited man
came toivaids the "idewalk with a hop-sklp-and-Junip
motion. It was Colonel
"Here. Hurst, what In the d 1 did vou
run olT vfltli my leg tills morultiK for'"
exclaimed the colonel, his head bobbing up
and down as bo wobbled townids the major.
"our leir?" lesjionded" the major, danc
ing mound In a three step pnllsa move
ment, with a look or lnnoi ent ainii7ement
"Well, 1 thought something was wrong
with the blanu-d thing. Let's swap."
And the) ineaiuli r. d Into a private room
of a near-by restaurant and traded.
1 w o VV u.i
New Vork Weekly: Magistrate "Vou aro
charged, sir, with tr)lng to commit sui
cide." Prisoner "I was driven to It, your hon
or dilv en to It by a woman."
Magistrate "Hum! Uld she refuse you,
or marry you?"
l'rovbliil tlie llrlde Km-it tlnw.
"Why." nsked Mr. Ashury I'epners, "why
is the letter 'k' like a wedding''
No One noticed him, but he went on
"The letter 'k' is like a wedding because
it causes a change ironi cooing to cook
ing." Cincinnati unquiier.
Mt.M i.utvi:ic m:i:d.
Humboldt's turkey surplus wns reduced
to the extent Of 4 0(13 pounds by a shipment
to Chicago tho other day.
"Gene Ware's latest whoop: "Corn bread,
baeon and war are better than terrapin,
champagne and peace."
It is lemarked that there Isn't a dally
paper In the Sixth dlsttlet. Neither is
there n Hi publican congios"iiian.
Ciny Center dealers "di nil the tnulJs
they ian pick up during the week to a
Kansas City buyer, who goes thcro every
The Missouri unlversltv bovs are deter
miiiod to rub It In on Jcnnas this year
Their Glee und Hanjo (,iub will make a
tour of the state shortly.
Geneial o o. Howard, who lectured In
Uniporla Thursday night, told the pioplu
that, In his opinion, there Isn't tho hast
likelihood of war with Unglaud.
Raid-head low at RmporlnV home inln
strul show the other night was exclusively
occupied b) a bevy of handsome oung
women. Hut they couldn't be coaxed out
for a "smilu" beiwetn acts.
Railroad Commlssloni r Joe Lowe suf
fered a loss of sevnal tliousand ilollurs
more than was covered b) insunnce In
the destruction of his home In Washington
county by tire a few d.i)s uko,
Kansas doesn't entirely i scape responsi
bility Tor Miiidi rer Holmes after all
Charlie Cinch and Tratik Webster w.n
schoolinates of tho distinguished anato
mist during his sojourn at Ann Arbor.
Published statistics credit Kansas with
;,5m1 poisons and lltms engaged in innklng
and h lllng liquor, InuluilliiK one tenililer,
two brewers, thirteen wholesale and '.',?jri
le tall liquor dealers, (lrt).iilnis w holesulo
and S70 retail dealms lo heir.
I.avMtiire Journal: Urom the vvn) In
which Gov ei nor Riddle and l).l Vub ntlno
i our about ths wickedness an.l duntjer to
be encoiinioitd In K.in.is City, and the
.shyness of the polios force down there, we
are bid to the reluct int hi lief that this
most excellent pair have been taking lit
Tho Chicago Insurance Post sa)s that
not a slnuie company will decline to com
jil) with the requirements of the Kansas
Ia with refernnca to listing Intmauio
premiums' iiuuer the Hit-men's pension act.
It had been previously Mated that inuiiy
piomiiKiit companies would pay no atten
tion to tho law.
Th wedding of I.itiitenant George J
l.anileis, uf .Muiyluud. and Mis Joan
Dod'l Sneiter nt lite home of the bride
In Junction Cit), Wednesday evening, is
spoken of b) Ptl Valentine, in his Clay
Ci liter Times, as the social event of the
season In Centtal Kansas. Mr. and Mrs,
Landers will etdu at Tort Riley, where
the lieutenant is stationed.
Another pleasant illusion rudely dis
pelled. Profissor Miller, of the university,
sii)s that instead of It being a phenomenal
ly raie thing for the moon to "get full"
twice ill a month. It Is, op the other hand,
a matter of comparatively trcqtn nt oc
currence, the old gill being addicted to
th deplorable practice of indulging In such
excesses us often us mer uliiitein years,
Patriotic proposliiuli by Hill) O reason of
the Paola Republican. "Wanted, a few
guns, on subsoilptlon to the Republican.
In cake Johnny Hull icfuses to take Uncle
Sam's vciy excellent advice. Wo have a
lew delinquent subs libera, whom We will
take pi as u re in aiming and offering to
1'iswliUnt Cleveland wlun thi proper time
toiues. The) ute staler-- -Just the kind of
fellows, he will need Vic hute to give
thtiii up, but we will sairltlce every one
of them, It necessary, In I'ncTu Sam'3 dc
ft'iise." Uniporla Republican Wo would respect,
fully refer lh Kansas, delegation to the
testlnnny of J Joily Jones, who wants to
bo keepi-r of the house restaurant, given
before tho congressional committee which
Investigated Public Printer Renedlcfs lirst
administration, l'hew ure undoubtedly
plenty of worthy Republicans and bona fide
lituens of Kansas whom the delegation
mUht fuvor with their support. Jones Is
no Kantian He was secretarv for .Indue
j;uajicuecvftire.Tjiajf iyu;..Aijflvy,r'j 'y;
Cn plain George II Roach, Hi vonleetilh
Infantry C s A "Of uure, I should tint
cute to see war doclircl with Knglnnd, but
ir it has to cciine, so lie It. Ion enn rest
assurtsi timt the United States would not
come out nt the small end or the horn. It
would lake Knglnnd nt least Ihlrt) dn)s to
land .Ainio troops un our shores with all
their supplli s In thnt time we i ould htiv
inuMirtd Into service and laid them down
at nny pnrt or the country, noun militia
and ami ngulnrs In sixty dnjs we would
huvi an army or l.om.oio men. What would
we have bei n doing nil this time' Ch,
nothing pnrtlMihir, exiopt to run up Into
Connda and tnke possession. You see, wc
haven t u tiling to protect erccpt the
Unltid States, whereas the Kngllsh would
find it neeessnry to come to u In order to
look niter her Cnnudlan po"oslons. It's
a tvowerful sight different where the other
fellow has to come to )otl to make war,
and )ou can pimply "It down quietly and
wait for him. It's my opinion that Kn
gland villi go a lone wny mound the burn
before she allow r the war rrisls to cotno
to n head with tho United States Not only
will .she have the Canndlati tertltory to
look after but "lie will hnve to take enre
that her other countries are taken care of
It IS well known thnt certain members of
tho 'powers' vi ould he onlv too glad to pee
wnr declared lietween iSngland and tho
t'nltesl States, In order that they might Kit
a tlnccr In some of her outside possessions.
No, I do not look for wnr, but if It has to
come, thete need be no fenr of its outcome
n,s far as we arc concerned."
Hdwnrd Wright Taylor, lawyer "Do )ou
know there Is a great deal of difference
In the edueatlonnl sv stems of Germany and
tho 1'nlted States. I have reference, of
course, to the higher educational systems,
the colleges nnd the universities, lit Ger
man), one who Is In a college, or 'gymna
sium.' ns It Is more commonly called. Is
simply being prcpaied for the unlversltv.
His studies conespond, ns 1 understand It,
to thoe of Vnle or Hurvnrd. Hut It Is not
"o much the consldeintlon of the studies
thnt the oung man looks forward to his
rhatiKe from tho college to the university,
but tho fact that he leaves forever the
gymnastic exercises In the college ho Is
Instructed In the gymnnslum Just as much
as In the classroom. He I" taught a mili
tary walk, and. In fnct, all the exercises
that one sees In the Gertnun-Ameiicnn
turning societies Such a thing nn an ath
letic game like football, baseball or clickct
Is never heard of When he conns to the
unlversltv. however, tho gymnasium Is a
thing of the past He keeps up his fencing
to a certain extent Pucdlng Is practically
done nvvny with In fact, to hear of un ett
countir these dn) s, one opens his ce In
wonderment. Ill tho university the student'
Is supposed to choose the profession ho Is
to follow In his business lire."
Harry M. Shiw. Kansas "There Is more
buncombe and nonsense and chicanery
and pietinse In tho average suit for pecu
niary damages In the courts or the coun
trv than can lie round In any other legal
pioocedlng. The people will some day get
tbeli eviR opened to the frauds that ate
being pinctlced In thnt line, and enact laves
that utYord ample redress for nctuul suf
ferers, nnd still effectually dispose of the
multitude of small fry that lives tor noth
ing else, appuently, save to mulct otheis
under the pretenses afforded by the law as
It is flamed to-da). Men place a pecuniary
value on their affections, on sentiments
that are too near the heart or a good man
to be of any accepted money value and
then go Into court with a vvoe-begone face
nnd tiy to hoodoo a Jurv Into helping them
in their false nnd unman!) efToits The
nveraire damage suit Is a fraud, based on
pietense nnd otten suppoilid by nonsense
nnd higgled facts nryl buncombe It Is
enough to sicken a man Often these pre.
tenders are assisted lit their effotts by
other pietendors who nre on tho Jury, and
thus many ooiporntlons ore forced to pay
sums that are not based on Justice."
C It. Hubbnrd. Marshall "Did vou ever
notice the habit or smoking thnt ovists
among the different classes or people" Tako
the ollhiis In the regular nun), and yon
will notice that a few of the old, gil7led
veterans are quite content to smoke a
black pipe or a strong cigar, but the Iledg
llng in a uniform struts- about with a dain
ty little clgaiotto between bis lips 111
some cases he sports an exquisite little
caived cigarette holder for his 'coffin nail,'
and labors hnrd to smoke with the air of
an attist Tho Fame may be said or the
mllltln ollleets most everywhere We ex
pect the army olllcers to be hurdy old fel
lows, accustomed to hardships, with a
liappv-go-lucky nlr. and tin cigarette shat
ters our ideal. Tako the college youth, and
he Is a tvpe as different as tan be Imag
ined. He disc aids bnih cigar nnd cigar
rtte and clings closely to the pipo of tic
eeptod I'liglMi size and dosicn lie loves
to go forth for a stroll and heave foith
those great billons of smoke as he wan
ders about in an absent-minded manner,
pondering on tho gietit questions or metn-ph-i
"Ics and other matters to which ho Is
giving the most sulous attention He af
fects to Imagine that, as he brushes nway
the cloud of smoke, he Is nt the same time
blushing away tlm must and gloom that
has half hidden many or these matters lor
several njros, nnd have In en attacked by so
manv phllosophtis In vain. He smokis In
a heavv, labored manner, much nt vnrtance
with the light, puffy nir of the milltaiv
lledgllng Rut tho college youth of to-dav
is a pii77le, a new creation In the wotld of
knowledge, and possesses many stinnge
and novel chaiaeterlstlcs, nnd the same
may be said ot tho aveiagc youth in mili
C O. Harbeson, court of appeals "One
of the city editors under whom I worked
when 1 was in tho new simper business in
Chicago, wtis Joseph Imnlop, who Is pon
tile proptletor of the Chicago Dispatch, I
believe. He made n lively city cdltoi It
was the Times we were on. I renumber
once I was sunt out to write up a tnuider
or shooting scrape or something of the sort
and bv some mistake 1 had the wiong man
c ominitting the deed. I was totullv Innocent
of any evil puiposo, though. Well, the
offended mill enine up In the ofib e the
next dav crazy with ninth H asked Dun
lop, with several oaths, who has written tho
stor). Dunlop Jumped up from his chair
with some eqtinll) strong ixpiesslons on
his lips and shoun I: i did Now talk fast
ir vou're. going to talk nt all' As may be
supposed the limn couldn't talk lust enough
to suit mj city editor and he was summar
ily tin own out of tho place. Dunlop and I
were arrested because or the cxnasiiits
which the Times ran relative to tho cor
ruption prevalent among the police. I had
just finished number stoty about somo po
lice captain who bad u pile or stolen goods
In his cellar, nml was telling Dunlop about
it when a policeman came up stalls to say
that we nete under arrest for criminal
libel, liiinlop said' T s'pose )ou'rc going
to humiliate us all you can. Vou'vu got
tho patrol wagon dovvnt-tali haven't you?'
The officer said ho had not, so n nmit
downstairs and to the police station with
him I because I had wiltten the story, und
Dunlop be i'.i it so he had deitnlled me. to do
tho job. Tho ticcotint was also a tenlbly
severe roast on the chief of police. Well,
wo sat about tho police station, expecting
piesentl) lo secure bond. While doing so
tho captain of the precinct thought to tele,
phone the older ns to nhnt to do with us
meantime, Thu chler telephoned back: 'Put
'em down In tho cells double quick.' And
they did R wus the Hist and last lime
1 was ever In a cell. Wull, soon the news,
paper men hentd or it and for half nn hour
)ou never saw such nn ovation. Wo were
the lurots of the hour. We weie balled out
mid to make a long story fchort, our proofs
ot tlm chief's dishonesty were so (Olivine.
Ing und overwhelming he dropped every
chatge against us and thu paper."
C II Howard, Denver. Col, "I do not be.
lleve that we will havo war with i'ligland.
The two greatest Kngllsh speaking nations
cannot afford to gtappla In sanguinary bat
tle. There will priibabl) he mm It coire
Miondcnce between tho representatives or
thi two powers, all tho Jingoes throughout
the land will scent tho smoke of Imaglniiiy
lonlllct Item afur and it may be that Borne
ut tin m will go to the extremity or or
gunlzliig troops, l.'ngland will not back
down, out will consent to arbitrate In
the end. Ungland is a great bluffer and
with a Icvssii nutlou than the United States
Its llim bland might accomplish the end
It .Utiles. It Is well for us to find out right
now whither the Monroe dootiluo amounts
lo an) thing or whether It Is u meaningless
phantom that we have revered all these
jc-urs us a sacred declaration pf national
C. K. Walters, Chicago "I have begun to
lose fulth in the boasted civilization of the
cnd-of-the-nlnetceiith century. The fright
ful atto llles that have been perpetrated
b) tho iruel Kunht upon tho pmctlcul!)
defenceless Armenians, while the poweiful
nations of thu glube qulbblu with the sul
tan, ii so repugnant to evoiy sonse of right
or justice or Chiistlunlty, that the pretext
for hesitation becomes a flimsy fabrio be
hind which the faltering diplomats hide
ineir snaiueiess iac-c-o wnue nicy uiaite lies
,ttnl5..3lf.. CIVSLlS- .fVKn.VllMMlOS. u.iw .w
hnv lifsjn ft-neile,! by tht Kuril should
Itsvp flrtnisiM every nation thnt lay i laim
to lntrlllync or oli-lltwitfnn to Imme Unto
ii Hon The gun; of England and Russia
and uprmnnv nnd other strong powers
should hftlp ftn ntt"h..1 cirfiM tho Tulk.
I frontier and the tiitnn hotihl have bee,,
lorreu to tnke fliisive hi t ton to qusii uis
turhnnoe. suppress Inn etsnei, prevent
overt nets nnd rpntrsdri Moleni e Tilplont
nev Is but nnothr imtne for dels) Tho
power ntii suspl. Ions of csi h other. Whdn
'he Kurd with hloodv hands reach out
in sin) new ib tlm. F.nglnnd ami Russia,
pre !hlr rlnlnf toward the east and
Austria Slid rranee nnd Germany stand
loll b). It I prnhntilo thnt the sultan
smiles In his iialaeo,"
Cook Herman "While I wns on n hunt
ing trip lst month nt Intrnin, Kns , I nv
n slirht whlih I believe few spirtmen
have ever seen One night Jul us It wns
frroivlng dusk our twrtv wa hunting on a
k' where no had been having Rood sil -cis
with duck Suddenly the k) "oimeil
to Ih clouded over o thnt We thought a
storm wns unnlng up. hut on looking In
"p what wns the cause of the u Lb n
darkness we discovered that Immediately
over us tva a tlljtht of wild gee which
literati v covered the skv for ns Tnr n the
eve ititiM roneh. I do not lwllevo I would
be rxnggoratlng ir I w to n that th
geo In that tllght were numbered bv thn
thousand. Tor hair nn hour we wntclud
them fl)ing by, forming nil nrts of pi -t-ntpsqitp
groups like maH in tho fk,
shitting rapidly from one combination tu
another. They were Hying Just high
enough to be out of gunshot
reach. but I managed to kill
one tired slraggler, which hnd falh it
behind one or the big hunches nnd veil
Hired where ho could bp lenclied by a Ion.;
shot. It wns a sight which I shall novir
forget und 1 am still regretting that wo
could not get a crack nt them."
James Morgan. Atlnntn "The exposition
nt Atlanta Is pluving the ver) old mis
chief with the members of the legislature
or the state or Georgia, whlrh Is nt pres
ent In session at the exposition city. A
metnlier from the rural districts, whose
family or friends hnve not ben nble to uvt
n ver) perfect glimpse of metrotiolltnn life,
coclnlly during the lire of u great expo-
Itlon, gets to Atlnntn nnd begins fairly
uKin the work which l before him ns ,), -sirtbod
bv hfs constituents, when hire
come his wife and daughter or the wWa
and daughter ut somo or his friends Thtv
insist upon his going with them to see the
sights und point out nil the objei ts or In
terest, as well ns pilot them down the
Midway. Then he picks up his hut nit 1
overcoat, drops whatever he Is aliout doing
In the legislature, ami roes with thorn ror
the remainder ot the day. It Is at onco
demoralizing and disgusting to the member
who has soon over and over again the
sights ot tho exposition, nnd who Is being
kept from Ills work Such actions on thn
part" or the members or the legislature
get home to some ot his supportots. und
thev, too. are becoming disgusted. 1 can
count some ten or twelve political careers
that have lioen ruined this vv inter by tho
groat Atlanta exposition."
W. M. Harnett, city "I have been run
ning out or Kansas City for n number or
vptim. and must say thnt the last )car, in
tnv lino of business especially, has been
unsurpassed for business. In evoty quar
ter or Kansas and Missouri through which
my terrltorv extends there seems to lie a
general revival or biilnos"i and u general
better financial reeling than has boon ex
perienced ror some yenrs. Most all of th"
traveling men who head out or Kansas
City and with whom it has been my good
fortune to 'talk shop,' report the same In
crease in their business nnd nic exceeding.
Iv oNultant over the business or the past
Vear. We have come ill for the holldnxn
and to get our spring samples and will be
out ag.iia in the first da)s or Jnminr) to
see ir we can't make better records for the
coming jenr than we did lat year
Another good crop e.ir In the two states
and their finances will be as tlrm as they
were In the good old days.
CLIPPINGS FOR THE CURIOUS.
Jerusalem, the "City or Daild," has five)
steam flouting mills.
The Ivondoii postolllco uses T.10,000 worth
of tnlne every jour.
"Mnrvland Is sending out n. loputed clell
caVy in tho shape of canned crabs' eggs.
IX-gs oie hatched by electricity In Ger
many. Ninety per cent of the chicks come
Kirtv thousand skins of the domestic cat
are shipped fiom the United States to
London every onr.
Yarn made of wood Is getting Into th
nlarket. It Is smooth, flexible, elastic and
otherwise much llko liber )arns
The largest piece of caipet over made in
one piece lias recently come from a Hcl-'
glum loom. It Is loity-five feet square
The first chlmo of bells hung In Knglnnd
wns the one sent by 1'ope Callxtus III , ns
a present to King's college, CambiUlge, in
The first two pronged forjes w. ro niadn
In Sheffield. Knglnnd, In lefts It wns nearly
ISO years laterJbcfoio tho thiee-tinccl ones
came into use.
Jews' harps nio mostly made In Hocoorto,
wheie the industry has been can led on for
S00 )cais A good workman can mnko
seven dozen in a day, i'or which he ic
quires no loss than twenty tools
Sanitary piocnutlons are carried to excess
In Hasle. Swlueilain! Occupancy o a
house until tour weeks nrtcr Its completion
is prohibited in that city. This is io pre
vent dlseise arising from damp walls
A very light and wai m waterproof cloth
is now made fiom tho down of chickens,
ducks ami stes. . Seven hundred and fifty
grains of the leatheis will make a little
more than e square yaid or the cloth
Tho Russians hnvo a singular method or
extorting disclosures rrom prisoners In
their food is mlxid a drug which hun the
effect of rendering them delirious, and In
this stnto thev are watched and Interro
gated, when secrets uro dlvulfid.
A ciieus condui ted by tho "high iwbil
Itee" is attracting attention In Vorvvnv.
A leal baron mnmiiri s the educated dogs,
another baron mains an ex. client ilonn
and his aire appeals as a sutihn tte A
duke blows the lite (the Old) genuine Iuko
or Vita) and a countCbS clushcs thu C)m
balt. COI.OItADO .11 1 M.S.
An Immonso body of rose quartz, assay
ing Jlli per tun, Is being worked ut Pom
berton. Sanguine Coloradnns expect the populi
t lull of tho btutc to bit Inei eased by at
least IsMim! next )tar on account ut tha
It Is nxpcotnd that pi rcer mining through
out tho stiiio will be largely ilcvilup d din
ing tho coining jeur, and add gieutl) to the
Tho .Mooso mine ut Clippie Cieik. slnca
Keluuiry, ls.il, has paid monthly dividends
of 0.iji) to tV-Mt), the uvetago output, per
month being 7W tons of oiu.
i'ho big Hidden mine, nt list Oilman in
Kaglo county, has teoently lieeri Incoi
pomieil with a capital of J,(m0.! Th.s
mine has been an enotnious producer for
A lich pocket In the Mollle Gibson mine
nt Aspen Is fiunlshllig some ore of ex
trnoidlnary richness. Six tu ten sack of
r.,csi ounce, mill. -ml ate taken out dally,
und the end is not In sight
So gieat hns been tho demand for tho
map of tho Cripple Creek district published
by the United ttute gnuloKlcnl survey that
Senator Teller has Introduced a bill to
provide for printing COJO extra copies,
According to 1'nlted States mint tlgures,
the unniuil gold output of Colorado ron
steadily from ta.tyi;,.'!? in Us'J to U0.01B.4CJ
In 1.'H The IlKUtes for ISO") are expected to
bo 11y,0uo,(ii), and from pit sent Indications
tho ileld for lsuii will bo at Itnst f ."..wo.n a.
Colorado Jius a strong rival in Neviulu,
as fat as gold produt tion Is conciiinnt,
Thu Jiuekeyo placets are proving phenom
enally rich, and it Is estimated tht-y nra
3. tett to tho bedroik. A roush estimate,
places tho value of the dlggingb at J.la,
WO.Oto. A Chicago corpotutlon has secured the
Gladstone, mine, on the w.st slopo of Gold
hill, Crlppla Cteek district. At a depth of
thlttr-svven feet u. tour loot vein of pay
oiu was encountered, containing un ilch
icen Inch etr.ak of high grade dltt. run
ning tram V l" 1M per ton.
Aspen Timed t Colorado is now tha center
of uttiactlon ror tlm mining world. It is
as much vi title u und talked nhuut ah nus
South Aft lea a year m so ago. it s esti.
mated thut tho gold output or tho statu In
the next ) ear will exceed that of South
Atrica. iou can't down the guut Cenleii
nial btute. uvin by hostile and vicious lev,
(station; her iesourc.es uio too great and
Down tho Animna can) on, between Sil
verton and Duratigo, a most remarkablu
enterpilso was startid this year for tlm
discovery of placer Koll. Tor ages, tho
Aspen Times relates, tho iteep gulches
of tho San Juan country have been giud
uully washing don it. tho melting snows
forming toireiits. bearing guldtu sand
Into tho trlbutailes of the liver, At one,
peculiar tutu In tho dark cuii)6n ot tha
Animas a nutuial basin of unknown doplh
hus bien dug out of the mouutulii b) tho
fureo of tills mighty stream, up 1 a nutuial
dam hus caused a deposit to bu formed in
this basin, where un untold wealth of gold
Is supposed to have been collected. A num
ber or Denver men built a dam this season
and diverted the water fiom this basin,
leaving it dry. They novy propose to sink:
a shaft from the silt to tho bottom of tiila
basin, wheie they 'believe they will ltnd
juru stoici iu luuueuou uuuuuiies. it is n