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?Si.v-ift; P n$r ' ; iRg--; - r&z XT - . rwy vro39g 3S? v? rSffSMnHBHI ,s fe Sfr 4" !- i& p V f PS K , sVal R-5, TEMPTJS 7TQIT BT JETFIE F0KBO8H IIAX AF0E3. A motner tends o'er her babe bo fair. Smooths Its rings oi golden hair. Studies its feature and eyes or bine. Its face the imago of papa's, too And longs for the tixno, both early and late. When baby should grow to a man's es:a e. "Tempns fnqit 1" The yeirs have flown. And baby at last to a man has grown : Tint -where is the mother so youn2 and fair. "Who -tratched lior babe wi h tender at caro? Alas ! yoa will scarcely know her to-day. Tor her golden tresses are silvered with gray. Her step is slow, her eyo3 are dim, She'rembles no.r throngh every limb; Her rm. that once was full of grace. Is d j with age, find her dainty fa:e Is fi. cd with sorrow end anxiou3 core. Alas I there are changes everywhere. Thirtv will number tho years that have pone Thirty long years since her baby was born. iow, tvi h saddmed heart and tear-bedimmod ees. She bo-vs low li"r head and in &2ony cries : -Give back my babe 1" but prayers ore in vain ; The man can ne'er be a child again. Chicago, IlL Tfl! I0KENT1L' STATTOOS BY ALEX. DUKi: BAII.IE. "Thet's a fae' times is changed," !aid Uncle Clepper, as he tilted his chair farther back and distributed his tobacco essence oer the stove in a scattering volley, like a charge out of a two-dollar shot-gun. "They've changed the very lor an' gospils not thet ther wer much use, iur es I ken see, ter tinker -wuth th' ole Book, fur them es wus sot en ther doctrins used ter twist et eny en effry &bape fur to suit 'em, en I calkilate they'll do th' same ef et wer rewised tell et wer hind-formost an' down-side up. "Perlitikally, th' bottom rail hes got a-top fur sartin, an' I hain't no cause cer growl nuther, en I don' see es th' South'rners hes. I wer raised a North'n man an' I font es I thort wer right. They wor brung up ter own an' w orl niggers, an', natcherly, they thort they wor right ter holt outer 'em. Thet's th' way o' the world, an es some one on them poits ses: Follis ther is, nv all o-pm-i-ins Some likes apples, an' some likoJ m-yans. n so et goes. Th' South fout us .squar en hard, en we font em hard en fair, en ther ain't never no hard feelin' ntu een two old solg rs, no matter which w ere licked. "But thirty year ago, tho', ther' wer' hard fitin' an' plenty on't, you bet! I were farmin' down nigh Perrysburg, O-hi-o, them times, en hed es good Ian an' e? good a lot o' stock, cattil, an' bosses, es eny man cud want. Th' only trubble wer' thet, effry wunst ter a while, some one on them United btates Marshils en a lot ov fellers, a possy, ud come ever frum Kaintuck bide an' gobble up eny iikelv nigger es happened ter bo 'bout, en they'd swar thick en thin es he wer' a slave, en run him right over t'other size Mason an' Dixon's line. "Thet kind erwork didn't suit us, nohow; but wot cud we do? Et wer ihe lor, en no gittin round it. Ole Squar Elijah Huntington, he wer jes tice o' th' peace en a Baptis frum th' word 'go,' he hated et wus kind, but th lor eu stattoos, es made en perwid ed, wer es biudin onto him en he's jes tices office es th' Bible wer en the meetin house; but he used ter scratch gravel terribul of he hed ter gif a pore nigger up. "Ther wer one bright, hansnm, per lite, ea dustriotis murlatter, name o' Henry Gaynes. es hed kep a barber suop m l'erryiburg fur nigh onto four year. NoboJy neer as'ed wher ho kem from, fur nobody w anted ter know nuthin bout sech things, then ef they wos as'ed they cud jes say don'"know.' "Wall, this Henry jes minded he's own bizzines3 en efTrybody liked him. "One-mornin, moughty airly, fur I werent done feedin stocK, long comes th news es how Gaynes hed been rested night afore, outer his bed by a United State3 Marshil en his possy, from Kaintuck, es a fugetiv, en es how et looked moughty blue fur the yaller boy. "I lit right inter town, en then I fonn the hull place a bilin over, en airly es et wor the Squar wer holdin' court en rastlin th bes he knowd how fur ter clear th boy, en ercordince wuth th lor en stattoos, es made en perwided, en when I scrouged my way inter his iestice room he were putty nigh th end ov his tether, en cuddnt sea daylight then, an the swet wor a rollin offen him like he were cradlin heavy wheat in th hottest o summer. "This yer Marshil hed two young fel lers ov lawyirs en his possy, en they knocked the lor an stattoos, es made en perwiiled, aroun the jes ice's ears -ontil he thort his head were in a nail lag long ov a hive ov yaller-jackets ; en tho ole man were worked up wus sort, en, bein a Baptis deacon, he cuddnt even blow off steam by a swar. I beed he wer nigh bustin, en so I je3 dot in an cussed allroun all Kaintuck, n marshils, en lawyirs, an nigger Jcetchin lors. I gin et to em good fur bout two minits fur the ole Squar cud stop me;lie purtended ter be moaghty riled, but I seed es et don him good, eased hes mind, es et-wor, an give him fresh wind ter kitch hold arain. Wall, Uiey jawed, bacJtardaaforani, 1 "thet's a fac', times is changed," said tocle clepper. ' ontll nigh noon, uthout settlin nothin fact es, ther wornt nothin ter settle th boy wor swore to, thro black en white fen th lor en statoos, es made en perwided, sed he hed ter be gimp. "Course a lot onus, off en on, nd go en argify th' mcf ter, en swar oat our feelins. Wall, 'twer jest Trout noon when every feller es hed a hoss tied et th' Squar's office er eny whar Txrat town, mounted, his critter, en sot off fur home, 'ceptin' me. I were goin'ter stay en see th' hing out. So I goes back inter th' Jestice's, en he wer jis' then ownin up thet, sorry es he wer fur th' boy, the Marsha's Varrint, en the two lawyirs, en th' lor en stattoos es made en perwided, wor too much fur him, en he lowed es he'd hev ter han over Henry ter them es claimed him. "Jis' then I happen ter look outer ther winder ahind th' table whar th' ole Squar' sot, en thar I seed a-standin', all saddiled en bridled, a hoss I knowed' was jis' the bes' critter fur speed en UUxLUUl CU IUCU 11UX1. DCU11UU. "Soemses ef Henry inns' hev seed . . . . r. . J . 7, . . . nimjes ez quicir, iur, zacuy es tnet Marshil wer' comin' to'rds mm, wuth th' irons fur t' put onto hes wrists, th' boy made a clean jump ov 'bout seven t feet, lit right onto th' Squar's table. an gin a yell " 'A dead hoss, er a frea nigger 1' yells he, an' wuth 'nother jump he were outer thet windy, inter th' saddil en off up Front street, down the hill, over th' river bridge, thro' Maumee City, lick- ety split fur Canady. "Sich a bilin'-over es ther wer en thet jestice's' room; the Marshil en his possy jump'd, en 'course, fur th' boy, en so, fur es I cud see, did th' Squar en lots ov others, but somehow th' Squar bumped agin th' Marshil en both ov 'em rolled onter th' floor en under th' table en a mos' permiscus sort er way, en each on em fellers ov his possy hed so many on us ter tell him jest wot ter do en wot way ter run thet et wer won'erful how long et did take em ter git outer thet room: en then when they rushed ter th' tavem fur ter git ther bosses, thet fool ov a Jake, th' hos'ler, hed gon' scootin' up the road afoot fur ter try en stop thet nigger, en he hed th' key ov th' stable in his pockit, en ev'rv saddil en bridil ov thet possy hed been hid. Dy sum slier es thort ter play a joke on 'em, en when they did get started en come ter the toll-gate on th' bridge et were shut en locked, en ole Josh Chapel, es "tended th' gate, he'd runned Txrat a mile away arter thet fug'tiv ter try en stop him, en e3 he hed a game leg, en were all winded, et tuck him nigh onter half n hour fur ter git back, en, take et all en all. et wer th' mos' sing'lar lot ov axcidints thet ever hap pen'd en thet town es 'curred ter ben der thet Marshil en his possy on thet o'casion." "Ther cons'quence wer, Henry got safe inter Canady en never showed up agin outil Uncle Sam listed th' blacks fur ter fight fur thersilves. Now he's in Phil'delfy, got lots ov money en makin' more stiddy all th'time. Squar got a letter from him 'bout ten days after he lit out, sayin' es he wer safe en well, en ther wer jis' th' puttyist saddil en bridle yo' ever see on thet hoss when he wer brought back to me." "Brought back to vou, Uncle Clep per?" "Shol Thar, now! Theb slipped out unbeknownst ter me. "Wall, yes, et wer my hoss thet I thought mos' ov en th worl, 'ceptin th ole woman; but I w willin en glad ter risk him, spite o th lor en the stattoos, es made en perwided, en I'd do it agin; but, praise th pigs, times, es I said afore, is changed, en I'm moughty glad ov et." "Dented Clever, by JoTe., A friend of mine was visited not long ago by an English gentleman, who seemed to take a great interest in whatever was shown to him, and to be highly appreciative of American insti tution,, howbeit his admiration was rather monotonous in expression. My friend piloted him through one of our cotton mills. uDeuced clever, old boy, denced clever," he said, as they came out. Then his host showed him a large Auburn shoe factory. "George, that's deuced clever!" he exclaimed, enthusiastically. On the way across the bridge the English gentleman stosd still for a few minutes and gazed at the foamy falls roaring down over the rocks. "By jove! thafs deuced clever!" said he. Lewiston Journal. Giddixgs "That young Smithy that got married the other day is a mighty nice fellow." Pevton "Don't know. Saw him treating his wife the other day as I wouldn't treat my dog." Gid dings (excitedly) "Is it possible? And she so lovely. "What was he doing to her?" Peyton (calmly) "Kissing her. I wouldn't kiss my dog." San Jfran cisco Examiner. Utah cannot come into the Union because of too much marrying. 'Some States oneht to jro ont beoswe of too much divorcing. Ctncmntti ISm ltrcr. BOOMING A JNEWSPAPEkI BOX KTK SATS A WOKD FOR FAVORITE JOURNAL. BB HIsArtlO, Re.dUke Paarf tfc. c... snSSSrSSSLrriSsS tec Interest In It "Which. Is Abere Xer- ceaaiy Considerations. WASH! A8HEJGTON. possess- no thinar more intnrpr ing to one of a liter ary nature perhaps than the extensive offices of the Con gressional Becord. This paper never opened the year with brighter pros pects than it does now. Its age now begins to ghe it a solidity whioh, as a young squirt 01 a journalistic vent ure, it did not here IU1U1D JJU03O33. X' Or ta coining year it will, therefore, bo bright. breezy, racy, fresh, cossipy. and still in- tofore possess. For structive in a high degree. While catering to the tastes or the careful student, it will also bubble over this year with parentheti cal "laughter," and "prolonged laughter" wiu De an evcry-uay occurrence. There will be articles of interest from time to time by some of our most entertaining Congressional writers. Notable articles on Dakota by Cor. war history by Iugalls. Sherman and others. Special articles will appear from time to time by its bestwriters, both in the House and Senate, men who will during the present year give up more of their time to the preparation of such ad dresses or essays -for the Recoi d and less to making speeches than heretofore. In past years too much time has been given to de liverine these speeches or opinions, ana the printing has been considered secondary: but now the editors of tho Record hope to print tho best work of Congress in advance of its delivery, or in many instances giving much better and entirely original matter in the Hecord. Page after page of tho maga zine will this year be used for this purpose exclusively by the publishers, and thus it is hoped that those who have heretofore gone to the House or tho Senate to listen to a speech will become paying subscribers to the Record in order to get more and better literary stuff. It is thought that the time will come at last when Consrcss will be merely opened with the aid of a powerful prayer, and then the various associate editors of the Record will repair to their committee-rooms, thus refreshed and purified, to write their ed itorials for tho great magazine and its eager readers. In the humorous department several changes will be made with great advantage to the paper; it is thought Senator Biddle berger will give less time to histrionic hu mor hereaftor, and thus have more leisure for sparkling and bubbling in the columns of tne Record. Heretofore many of his best things were not reported, as tho blue pencil has slaughtered his brightest and goodliest humor. He will nowllaea chance to di his best, and see that his work is properly printed. 3Ir. Riddloborgcr will also handle the laughter font and (hie!) galley under contract with the editor of tho Record, with a positive obligation on his part not to contribute to any other paper in the meantime. This may read like a puff for the Congres sional Record, but I feel a crowing interest in the paper which is far above mercenary considerations. Tne paper is one mat l have watched with much solicitude for many years. It has had a hard struggle, and other papers have hopped on it in a critical way that made my heart bleed. Now it is prospering. It has a good stafT. and, best of ail. it is backed by Congress with writers like Preston B. Plumb and Amos ,T. Cummings. old journalists, who can write a speech for themseh es or others whoso heads may give them pain when they try to use them for thinking purposes. "With a hell-box full of statistics and a two bushel coffee sack full of poetry, to say nothing of pick-ups. or picks-UD. rather, in the way of Prolonged sensntion. apnlause in the gallery and cries of "Shetup!", the Record is better equipped than ever before, and yet thero will be no addition made to the price. A Representative, who is also the associate editor, tells me that they think of making the Record also an illustrated magazine at no distant date. Senator Brown of Georgia will contribute, with valuable articles on table etiquette, and Senator Staniord will prepare a treatise on "How to Acquire a Compe tency; or. Tho Mighty Masterpiece of a Self made Man." An ex-Senator from Florida will prepare an article of 2.000 words on the question. "Is Marriage a FaQure?" ThcHon. Daniel Webster Toorhecs of Indiana will write a continued story about the war. He will be followed by an Old Soldier and many citizens, henator Edmunds will write something on the care of the hair. He will be followed by Senator Spooner of "Wiscon sin. Senator Ingalls will do the paragraph ing for the Record this year, and Senator Quay will oversee the job printing. It is a bright, cheery sight, indeed, at a late hour of the night to drop in and see the staff at work on to forthcoming paper. In the midst of it all a member of Congress harries in with a bicyclo item, marked "must," or a panting secretary comes in with something for tho chess column. All are alive, all are busy. and. with tireless hand and rambling brain, ther are getting together the great paper which is soon to meet the eye of the eager reader. At the desk Mr. Cox is measarinjc the string for an employe, while at a ease near by Senator Hoar is looking overagaHayof UafoctlMomtac speech and avriakMas it (fc-4fiaJ EIDDLKDEBGEB. THE PBUITEB'S DEVII- m &JKL jnffliijli SEKATOB HOAE'S GALLET. neifiuat at tkm creets tkn uum ni .-. .-JzZL kLWHWa AABkmA S5.25 'O' Maiae. comes in with a j"2? Poem wfclcfc. ho would like to see la 2? 1 A1 wothy. He says he will sur- --". P" """Z-teorder -""- w nave suDsntutea lor tne one be uoncreu as tne morning session of Con gress. Next comes the Chaplain, who just remembers that he was a little ungrammat lcai to God in opening the House, and de sires, not for his ownsako especiallr. but on penau or the cause he represents.'to have me correction made, also to add another line,to the couplet with which he closed his pn?erm?therwise ifc might not be accepted at the Throne of Grace. ?. not think I am oversanguine when X say that the Congressional Record is the coining paper. It embodies nil tho good ieatures of many more voluminous publica tions, and yet is ever fresh. At least it is just as fresh as it ever was. It combines all uiB earnest rorm of an English joke book with the frotny figures and statistics of a CenSUS renort. thp hriwhti nnronnnl Inlnmm. tion of a city directory with a dog chain on .1 ?? ?utle Pathos of the tax roll for 1888. the thrill and throb embodied lnathou S??"!, o coupon book over the Tip TJpand Whistle Railroad, and tho bloodcurdling plot found in Jf0ah Webster's works. Arboriculture in Kew Mexico. lawlessness in New Mexico seems to be on the increase. Various reasons and explanations have been givenffoi the prevailing bad condition of society, but none, of them are satisfactory. In our humble opinion the true cause is to be found in the fact that there are very few trees in that country, and what trees there are are not of proper size on which to suspend outlaws, hence many of them escape who other wise would dangle. A good tree for the frontier is the live oak, with its tough, wide-spreading branches and suggestively overhang ing limbs. Trees of this type have a much greater moral effect in a frontier country than those who dwell in the busy haunts of men can possibly im agine. It is perhaps a rough way of dispos ing of criminals, but desperate dis eases demand similar remedies. It has been noticed in frontier countries where the live oak flourishes lawlessness is banished almost as effectually as ma laria is by the eucalyptus. The lower limbs of the live oaks should bo trimmed off so as to give the frnit plenty of room to swing free. It is with frontier settlements pretty much as it is with raising children. In the families where the mothers wear slippers, one of which she can easily remove and promptly apply to the slippery boys, they, the boys, cannot help growing up to be useful citizens. On the other hand, in families where slippers are unknown and where but toned or laced shoes are worn instead, it being a great deal of trouble to re move such shoes, discipline is lax and the boys grow up to fill legislative halls or penitentiaries. The unslippered boy, 'in the absence ui umeiy correction, grows recKiess, finally runs for office or becomes a des perado, in either event bringing a dis grace upon his family. What New Mexico needs is trees. Arboriculture will change New Mexico from a wild frontier country into a comparative paradise. Texan Sift' ings. The Guardians of Ancient Borne. There were in ancient Borne 7,500 constables, and, as ihe streets were unlighted at night, an as beggars and brigands were even more sturdy and energetic than they have ever been in the Borne of later years, as the elder, brother of the London Mohawk, the drunken patrician, was very unscrupu lous, and as every Boman citizen evaded every police regulation with the great est ingenuity, 7,500 were none too many. Moreover, the streets were so narrow that, although nobody but the vestals, members of the imperial fam ily, and a few others were allowed to drive through them, quarrels and dis turbances were incessant, even in the hours of daylight, and a Boman Gil bert, had there been such a creature, would have found a delighted hearer in the person of every constable. But their woes were unsung; and so were those of the firemen, although the lat ter seem to have had enough to do; for, in spite of being "fireproof," an cient Borne was remarkable for stupen dous conflagrations. Some were willfully caused, as when Nero burned the city in order to re build it on a better plan, but accidental fixes occurred frequently, and 7.000 firemen were necessary to aid the police. Becently discovered inscrip tions have revealed all the details of their organization, but the only detail in it which would be of geat service nowadays is that providing for the use of the cat o' zrins tails on any janitor who permitted an accidental fire to break out on ths premises of which he had charge. It was the fireman whe hut had the lost Sibylline books, sav ing them from the conflagration which, in 363, destroyed the temple of Apollo in the palace of the Ciesars, and which have never since been seen. Bodolfc Lauciana. The Struggles of Anthorship. If you have not positive talent the sooner you are crowded out as a writer the better for yourself and the reading world more especially yourself. And yet. it seems to m it one is so much in love with his chosen work, and a desire to benefit humanity through it, as to become miserable and to find life confined to any other path, an aimless existence, it would be better to con tinue in this' work, solely in the hope of it some time proving a benefit to mankind setting aside the selfish de sire of reaping the reward yourself. Alas, that it is so I How many have left a record of their thoughts (un appreciated in their lifetime) that have caused their memory to be revered, and filled the coffers of succeeding generations, long after the brains that gave them birth and the hands that penned them have passed from earthly life. Monnie Moore, in St. Louis Magazine. The average weight of a skeleton is abomt fourteen pounds, though 'Sarah Bernhardt runs somethins: over after partakiBg of a hearty meaL Texas Sifltngs. Tax pain of parting is most severe wham it ia a bee you axe parting with. Yontors (HucUe. lKMMt perspiraUoK adhot-ro K1BSA8 STAT HE 8. Th Ji ckBgd haada. The DigMom Jbvxsal haa pvrohaaad tteambaoripfewliat, jrood trffl and gm ral palroaag of the Bepmblioan. The NortonviHe Nans has baas pus chased by W. L. "Wflaon, Charlea Kauf man and W. Ij Garges, the last named to act as editor. Hbllenberg Becord: The bridge men have left for home, having completed the bridge that spans the Bine mar just west of tins city. Salina Herald: County Attorney Blair haa summoned a number of people before him in reference to the twenty- five or thirty joints now being operated n this city. Junction City Union: Every lot west of the depot that the Union Pacific peo ple desired in order that nothing should interfere with the extensive improve ments contemplated haa been secured. Jetmore S if tings: We are reliably informed that the machinery for the cheese factory will be placed in the building secured for that purpose in a few days, and the factory will be ready to commence business by the time spec ified in their contract. , Girard Press: The McCune Times has again changed editors, Otis J. Sog ers being succeeded by M. F. and Wm. Sears, w to were at one time in the news paper business at Pittsburg. They have leased the office for a year. Mr. Bogers hsB returned to Girard, and, will again engage in the job printing business. The Junction City Republican's edi tor, George A. dark, writes a letter for publication which gives the sentiment of Junction City and Geary county people as decidedly indignant that the name of the county has been changed from Davis to Geary, without an expression of the people upon the question. Leoti Standard: Still they come! Wichita county is gradually being made -uore substantial by the arrival of enter prising people who take the place of kdekers. Since our last issue, three car loads of household goods and farming implements have been unloaded at the depot and taken into the county, where they will be utilized in the production of Wichita county crops. .Manhattan Nationalist: Nelson Cole, who has been operating the billiard ha1!, was arrested on the charge of violating the prohibitory law, and was bound over to district court. There are several counts hud up against him, and the evi dence will probably sustain them. Vio- latorsof the law, however sharp they are, will find that County-Attorney Irish and Sheriff McCordare after them. Caldwell Journal: An outfit of boom ers passed through town that were fixed for traveling. They were well supplied with horses, cattle, chickens and a goat. Their vehicles were all nearly new, and on one wagon was a sheet iron nouse, through the windows of whioh could be seen the ladies of the party sitting around a good warm fire talking about their neighbors, we presume. They were a happy looking outfit indeed. Grenola Chief: The following figures whioh were handed us by a single gro cer of this place, show the amount pur chased and shipped by him during the year of 1888, the bulk being sent to Mexico and Colorado. During the pe riod above named, Mr. Mann purchased and shipped from this point, 24,183 pounds of butter; 21,400 dozens of eggs; 210 dozen chi' kens and 4,129 pounds of turkey, distributing among our farmers over $6,000. Wellington Monitor: Thirty-five mem bers of the L O. O. F. lodge went down to Arkansas City, on a special train fur nished by the Santa Fe, to assist in the dedication of a new lodge room by the brethren of that city. Several members of Wellington division K. of P. went as far as Winfield to take part in insti tuting a new division ot the Uniform Bank. The boys all report having had a splendid time and tip-top treatment from the fraternities visited. Soldier Tribune: A bill passed the hou3e authorizing the city of Holton to vote and issue bonds, not to exceed $15,000 for the purpose of en larging and improving the university building. This is an institution the county at huge, as well aa the city of Holton, can with a feeling of pride look upon, and we are of the opinion the county should help bear the burden of completing the addition already started since so much hasbeen done by the Holton people. Muscotsh Becord: From all appear ances B. B. Cleavland, Bobt Miller and P. E. Daniel.all good farmers living near town, are the victims of one of the basest frauds that has been worked in this sec tion of country for some time. They signed what they supposed were con tracts to sell some farming implements and a patent fence for Spier & Go , of Kansas City Ma, but which have since turned up to be notes for a considerable amount of money. 'JL'ney worked Mr. Cleavland for three notes of $300 each ($900 in all") and Messrs. Miller and Daniels for one note for $300. These gentlemen have what were claimed to be duplicates of the contracts, and which appear to be very innocent oocumets; however there is something wrcng. Wellington Standard: A special dis patch from Albuquerque, N. ML, says: "Janes D. McElroy, the well-known baseball pitcher, died at the Needles last night from an overdese of morphine, the drs being administered to him by an opium fiend. Two years ago he pitched for the Topeks, (Kaa.) league team, after which he came to New Mex ico and played with the territorial league. He is well known among old ball play -era, haviag played with the Athlete of PhQedelphia a anmber of years ago." MeEboy was well known is WeDmgton, havaagbean a member ef the Wessng- He was a good ballplayer, ihasBnwM " ' " " stressr bkatfn Mt m t m ot bis sasiBMly d will be received wlkhr weak regret. - f-$ Girarf Press: L. P.- ' f leWi, asH-- wager of the Crawford fWrii Of, tonal society, deMrered the jofcf sjwM " , -- ii ij won mr jhot 'mmmmm , h MdsL and coat fM. The design wee' smaller than that of 1887, tmt more del icate wmfaMBship. The gold bar s& - awiu OQKUH U Word "JCIO- cntra," which bar m attached to ths medal with a abort gold chain. The monogram "E. L." is elegantly engraved in the center of mefel, which is star soaped, the monogram being snrroanded by sixteen small diaaooods, one pearl and eight garnets. ThelettsrsE. L. are also surrounded by a sresa sold wreath. finely executed, sad resecting fine sen rajs. In a circle are the words "Craw ford County Contest" On the back of the medal are engraved the words "Eias Lane, Cherokee, Kansas." - Stock and Farm. BosBville Times: J. T. Hopkins is feeding two hundred head of cattle at his corral on the banks of the Saw. He expects to hold them until April or May, thinking that by that time the market will be less glutted and prices more buoyant. Ingalls Union: A large portion of Gray county will be under irrigatkm by next fall. The Eureka caaal is com pleted, and water being furnished to a great many patrons, and the next to fol low will be the Amazon, in the northern part of the county. Salina Gazette : A carload of horses were shipped east by Mr. S. T. Nuts, of Boston, recently. They were a fair spec imen of Saline county horses, and will do a great deal lo advertise and keep the prices of good stock at a living figure for saline county ranchers. A Hugoton special: W. M. Brown, living in Harmony township, raised 800 bushels of potatoes last year on five "cres of land. The potatoes brought nun on an average of $1 25 per bushel. He'will plant forty acres to potatoes this season. A Hugoton special: Quito a number of our farmers have contracts for furn ishing eastern firms with seeds. D. M. Ferry, Tick and the heaviest seed grow ers of the east were so well pleased with the seed grown in Stevens county last year that they have doubled and trebled their orders. Hundreds of acres of water melons, musk melons, citioos, cu cumbers, squash and pumpkins will be planted this year in this' county for seed purposes alone. The farmers clear from $800 to $2,000 on each one hundred ecres so planted. Kansas Churches. Jetmore Journal: The stone cutters have commenced work on the new ML E. church. lithe building is erected ac cording to the model it will be the finest structure in the city. A Caldwell paper: The religious ser vices held at the Presbyterian church the past two weeks have resulted in great good and in a number of conversions. The interest grows from day to day and the Christian workers are greatly encour aged. Twenty-two people have united with this church recently. Baldwin Loader? The nioct success ful protracted meeting ever held in the town was at Media. The whole coma nity felt the awakening power and there were few who were not benefitted by the meeting. Where was once the card party, is now held the prayer meeting and all the people feel that the greatest good has befallen the town. Bcssville Times: The special meet ings held at the Baptist church have carried with them much of the union aspect, the congregation being composed' to a considerable extent, uniformly, of those who frequent the other churches in the village. The labors of the Bar. J. M. Whitehead are appreciated and have resulted in additions to the mem bership of the church. Marion Bscord: Kev. Oto. Sweeaey, ot Batavia, New York, is visiting with his old college chums, McLean, Dean and Van Ostrand. He has been filling an appointment in a Presbyterian church at Wichita, and last Sunday preached to the people in the Presbyterian church at Peabody, to which charge he will prob ably be called. He is an affable, agree able gentleman and we welcome him to Marion county. Paola Bepublican: The union revival that is being carried on at the Presbyte rian church has bees the cause of brisg ingmany persons from their ways of sin and vice. It is pleasing indeed to note among the numerous conversions so- many of Paola's business men. There have been about 100 persons con verted and still no signs of sbstemenf each meeting seems to be one of greater interest than the one preceding. Kansas G. A. B. Salina Bepublican: Hon. J. J. In galls has written an old soldier in this city a letter, in which he promises bis support in passing senate bill 505, which would entitle every one to $3 per day for the time spent in rebel prison. Holton Signal: A happier soldier, than J. M. 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