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WESTERN KANSAS WORLD
H. a GIVLER, Publisher. WA-KEEXEY. - - - KANSAS The undergraduate, body of Roan oke College, Salem, Va, Includes four Koreans one of tbem a son of the emperor and five native Porto Ri tans. A Korean recently won the prize for English declamation. The tree planted at the Naval Train ing Station in Newport an dedicated to the memory of Admiral Philip, who commanded the Texas at Santiago, will typify the vitality and growth of the hero's fame. His record illustrated at once the valor and humaneness that characterize the model officer. He did cot fear a fighting enemy, nor fail to succor a dying foe. The fifth of an extraordinary series of weddings has Just been celebrated In Paradise Valley, near Oroville, Cal. The first was that of John Weer, a Cornish widower with four good look ing daughters. Some years ago fca wedded Mrs. Malarin, a French widow with four sons. The boys and girls have now been all mated and the five couples live under the same roof. The experiments are for the purpose of improving and perfecting bombs that are now made for the purpose of exposing the position of an enemy at night, and to reveal the character of defenses to be attacked. These pro jectiles explode on impact, liberating a flaming compound. One compound consisting of sulphur, saltpetre, and hydrocarbon, is a blue light mixture. The illumination lasts as long as the saltpetre supplies oxygen to maintain combustion. President John Henry Barrows of Oberlin College, announces that John D. Rockefeller has offered Oberlin $200,000 on condition that the college raise $300,000 during the present year. As $150,000 of this is already pledged, there seems to be no doubt that the college wil claim the gift before Janu ary 1. During the two years of the presidency of Dr. Barrows, the endow ment has been increased by $700,000, not counting the $500,000 expected from the sources just mentioned. In electing Henry P. Davison to the presidency of the Liberty National bank in New York last week the stockholders of that institution placed in control of their property a man who is today the youngest bank presi dent in the metropolis. Mr. Davison, at the age of thirty-three, ranks not only as president of a national bank in the financial center of the continent, but also as the secretary of the New York clearing house, the organization of the banking interests. Russia has decided that it wants th American bicycle, having tired of the more clumsy English and German ar ticle. Such are the comforting reports received by the managers of the Amer ican Bicycle company, which does much of the exporting of American machines. Russia finds more popular use for the machine at a moderate price than it has found heretofore, and the many American-made machines that travelers about Europe have seen have convinced them of the superiority of our machines over those of Euro pean make. So there is an unusual de mand this year, a fact which pleases the American maker who finds the de mand here falling off as compared with that which existed when all America was bicycle mad. "Threatened men live long," some times when, for instance, they chance to be criminals whose counsel are anx ious to make a record. Almost ten years ago a man in the state of Wash ington was convicted of murder In the first degree and sentenced to be hanged. That sentence has been thrice reaffirmed, but the man has not been hanged yet. The state supreme court and the United States Supreme court have had the case before them, in the form of exceptions and objections, dur ing these ten years, and the con demned man's attorney declares that he has still "many cards to play." Such attempts to "cheat the gallows" have the evil effect of arousing against a convict a sentiment which is not easily to be distinguished from vin dictiveness. Few persons know that the United States government derives an income from some of the largest bathing es tablishments in America, if not in the world. The hot springs of Arkansas, which have been a resort for invalids for many years, are owned by Uncle Sam, and he extracts a payment of $30 a tub for the use of the medicated wa ter. As there are 634 tubs, the spring brings him ' an Income from that source of $16,020 a year. The various hot springs, which are said to number seventy-three, issuing from the west side and the base of Hot Springs moun tain, and which are now obscured from view, have been converged In many in stances from several different Issues into one outlet by development work done on the reservation under the su pervision of the various superintend ents. According to correspondence Issued by the London foreign office, 98 per cent of the slaves of Zanzibar and Pemba prefer to remain slaves. Fewer slaves applied for freedom in 1900 than In 1899, because, the British commis sioner avers, most of the slaves know they are not likely to gain much pres ent advantage, seeing that those whc "were thrown on their own resource lave a difficult time to make a living. The masters have been kinder since the slave legislation was enacted, and eeek to make their services more attractive!. While vast fortunes are being piled up In oil speculations in Texas not all success is reached in this way, writes a correspondent from Beaumont, the center of the oil region. Business en terprises of all kinds are paying well. I was In a restaurant the other day a plain looking affair that didn't seem to be worth $300 and the owner sat by a desk on which was spread out $18,000 in small bills and coin. I asked him what he kept so much money in his place for, and his answer was: "Have to do it stranger. Everybody around here is using $500 and $1,000 bills. I have a dozen or so of them thrust at me every day, and I must 'Parisian's applaud Mer. Miss Sybil Sanderson reappeared at the Opera Comique in Paris the other night in "Phryne," it being her first appearance in the French capital since A Judge on "Common CitilHv" Judges are supposed to know the law better than laymen. When a New Jersey vice chancellor says from the bench that "common civility Is the law of the land" common people, un learned in the laws, will not venture to take issue with him, but they will express their regret that the law of the land is not enforced. There is often a painful lack of the cheapest kind of civility in public offices, at bargain counters, and on street cars. The vic tims do not seem to have that legal re dress which they expect where the law of the land has been violated. The vice chancellor went on to de fine "common civility,' saying that one person has no right to speak to another person unless he first gets his consent." People, who are bubbling over with questions or views and who wish to open conversation with stran gers will please bear this in mind. They should begin operations not by remarking that it is a pleasant day, but by saying, "Have I your consent to talk to you?" At this point "organized labor" and the vice chancellor part company. These remarks of his were made apropos of a strike in a Paterson silk mill. Non- unionists have taken the place of union workers and the latter have been reasoning with the former, some times quite violently, to Induce them to quit work. In such a case the vice have the change bandy." At night he locks the desk and goes home feeling secure in his wealth. Before the boom this man was deeply in debt. Now his receipts are from $1,700 and $2,000 a day, and he's got all kinds of money. A barber had a two years' lease en a building that is worth probably $1,000. One of the oil speculators wanted it for an office, and gave him $8,000 to move out. Men who came here with great sums of money cannot keep doubling it in less time than it takes to tell it. Men who came here with a little amount of money to invest in any kind of busi ness cannot easily go broke and stand the death of her " husband, Antonio Terry. The house was filled with an appreciative audience, which gave en enthusiastic reception to a former fa- chancellor deems it only civil for the man who wishes to do the reasoning to get the consent of the other party. The lawyer for the strikers asked the court how this consent was to be obtained and was told that his clients could write a letter to the mill-hands asking for leave to argue with them the question of stopping work. This is a delightful suggestion. Nothing could be more dignified than for strikers to write polite notes to those who have taken their jobs, saying to them, "Come, let us reason together." "Or ganized labor," however, does not agree with the judge on this question of "common civility." If all walking delegates and pickets- thought about this matter as he does, controversies between union and non-union labor would be conducted with a degree of politeness and decorum not always found in courts and congresses. The Valu of a Scrap Heap. The enterprising Mr. Terkes, of Chi cago, who is about to tear up a large part of London in his rapid transit schemes, intimates in the latest inter view that the English need a rum mage sale of some of their present belongings. "I tell you what," he de clares with choice Chicago directness, "the trouble with the English con cerns is that they don't know the value of a scrap heap." for more than an even show of maklni fortunes. Women are coming in from all sec tions daily and are investing in board ing houses, laundries, etc., while not l few are Investing in the oil. No towij ever enjoyed such a boom and what iij ueiter promises to De permanent, n curious feature about it all is that those already here are endeavoring t keep dark the possibilities so thai , there will be fewer to divide the vast wealth with. But this effort has not succeeded at all and every train bring! in its load of prosperous looking met and women who have the dough and are looking for chances to make more vorite. All the Paris papers pro nounced her return a success. Miss Sanderson's admirers in the United States will be glad of her new success. There is a good deal of truth and philosophy in the observation. Amer ica has stepped to leadership on its scrap heaps. The other day, in New York, four million dollars' worth of cable equipment went to the junk shop because electricity was better. Down at League Island there was a scrap heap of old monitors which were hardly valuable even as objects of in terest, and if the recent work of the new projectile in smashing the strong est armor plate is continued there will be other scrap heaps of larger ves sels, which have cost the government millions of dollars. It has not been many years since the newspapers had to make scrap heaps of their old presses. In fact in every department of effort the scrap heap has been the sign of progress and success. It would be fortunate if men could deal as promptly in their ideas and prejudices as they do in their machinery. The spoils system in politics would make good junk. The excessive tariff pro tection would look well as a second class ruin. Some of the present navi gation laws might be sacrificed with profit. And there are other things. A government needs scrap heaps as much as a corporation. In Turkey when the present sultan plays chess even business of stats tost wait, A Gar Lost Itself LOAD - OF FRUIT JUMPS FROM CENTER OF TRAIN The mysterious disappearance of freight car No. 4,849 from the center of a moving train between way stations on the Santa Fe road made a lot of trouble for two train crews in last March, and puzzled the officials of the road not a little. The car was loaded with fruit for the eastern market, and dropped out of sight midway on the journey without damage to the rest of the train and without any one having seen it go. Tracers were sent out, but the car was not to be found on siding or in depot yards. The tracers' report showed, that the car had been loaded with select oranges on a spur leading to a well-known fruit packer's estab lishment in the San Gabriel Valley, California. It was a new car, equipped with all the modern cold storage ap pliances. It was joined to a train of cars of the same class, all loaded with fruit and all destined for the same market. The heavy train had wound its way without incident over the Seirra Madre and the Sierra Nevadas, up the gradual slopes, across the continental-divide,-through many villages and over sage bush plains and sandy deserts. It had toiled through east ern California, Arizona and a part of New Mexico, It had climbed the rug ged steeps of the Rockies, plunged into and through the great tunnel at the srest of that range and started on its downward flight to Trinidad. That was as far as the tracers had been able to track it, for in Baton, a division station on the Santa Fe, No. 4,849 had been noted in the conductor's report when the train was turned over to a new crew; yet when the train reached Trinidad No. 4,849 was missing, and no trace of it could be found between Trinidad and Baton. For all that the tracers knew. No. 4849 might have ben whisked up into the air by bal loon and transported to some foreign land. A lot of discharges had been made out for the members of the two freight crews, and there was trouble in the air threats of strikes, and all that sort of thing, because of the in justice done to the men, when sudden ly the mystery was cleared up. A HE MIGHT HAVE KNOWN IT,... From London clubland a rather amusing story comes over the sea. The Athenaeum and the United Service clubs are situated in close proximity to each other and during the summer each of them is closed a few weeks for general renovation. Care is always taken, however, that both shall not be closed at the same time, or while one is being renovated its members temporarily become the guests of the other by a mutual and friendly ar rangement. Now, the Athenaeum's members represent the higher spheres of litrature, art and diplomacy, and particularly the established church, inasmuch as nearly all the bench of bishops may be found upon its list. The United Service club, on the other hand, is made up of officers of the army and navy. One day last summer while the Athenaeum was closed for repairs and its members were tempo rarily enjoying the hospitality of the other club, there came down into the hall a retired admiral, a man of portly build and violent temper. "Where's my umbrella?" he demanded of the hall porter. Search was made and the um brella was not forthcoming. The ad miral began to fume. A dozen flunkies Immediately swarmed into the hall. "My umbrella!" cried the admiral. "An umbrella with a silver knob where is it, sir?" The bustle continued for a few moments, and then one of the at tendants timorously Informed the ad miral that it could not be found. HARRISON ENJOYED HIS POPULARITY When Benjamin Harrison was in the senate he often went hunting in Northern Indiana, and stopped with an old farmer who for some time had been engaged in a controversy with a neigh bor in regard to a dog whose sheep killing propensities had often caused the old man considerable worry. The animal's depredations at last brought his owner into a lawsuit while General Harrison was in the neighborhood, and the farmer, understanding that his vis itor was one of the best lawyers in the country, begged him to take up the case. General Harrison consented. His eloquence -caught the jury, which re turned a verdict for the farmer with out leaving the court room. The farm er was greatly pleased. "I thought you was a pretty good dog lawyer," he kept repeating to General Harrison all the way back to the farm, "and if ever that dog gets me into trouble again I'm go ing to send for you, 'cause I don't be lieve you can be beat on dog cases." General Harrison enjoyed the incident immensely and never tired of telling the story. Oris of West rlt- No American can justly claim the merit of originating the idea of the West Point Military Academy, because Institutions similar to that existed long before ours was thought of. The establishment of the academy was recommended by General Washington la more than one of his messages, but cowboy reported a strange find on his range, and it turned out to be the miss ing freight car. To- 4,849 was lying: at the base of precipitous cliff in a. thicket of underbrush,- with' its sides distended, its roof bulging and a con fused mass of choice oranges appearing: through the clefts of its wrecked out lines. The car was on its side, dis mounted from its trucks, a mass or ruins, with its contents preserved by the crisp mountain air under a cloud less sky. The train. In its rapid de scent, at a sharp curve had broken the flanges of a set of wheels, and the car was thrown from the track. Bumping over the rough roadbed and ties had; detached the couplings at either end, and the disabled ear rolled down the steep embankment to the valley, hun dreds of feet below. The train being on the down grade the rear section soon closed up the gap, and by means of automatic couplers had again be come attached to the front section, all unknown to the train crew. Thus No. 4,849 dropped out of account, leaving its disappearance a deep mystery. New York Press. Blodlall Bathlnc Clothe. Though it is perfectly safe to predict that white bathing dresses will out number all others, none the less will many colored ones be worn. Startling bright red and Yale blue, black and orange, scarlet and white are some of the flamingo and parrot-like studies in. color that the fair amphibians will pat ronize, and there is a very marked inclination toward the adoption of vivid Roman stripes and bold Scotch plaids in the more showy gowns, says the New York Sun. Roman stripes are prominent in the majority of the flan nel and Turkish towelling bath wraps, without which no well equipped bath er pretends to consider her sea going toilet complete. The desirability of the things we haven't got is enhanced in proportion to the improbability of our getting them. Indianapolis News. English Admiral Had Little Respect For Clerical Clubmen "What, sir what, sir? Not to be found, sir! Why not, sir?" "I am afraid, sir," replied the hall porter, "that some gentleman has taken it by mistake." "Taken it! Taken it!" roared the admiral, now fairly apoplec tic with rage. "You mean stolen it yes, sir, stolen it! I might have known wSat would happen when we let in all those d d bishops!" Novel Wedding Gift. A clever young American girl re cently found a new way of using her luck. Last summer she was in Ger many, in a place where four-leaf clo vers seemed to grow as thick as au tumn leaves that strew the brooks in Vallombrosa. She wanted to give a wedding present and the truth of the matter, was that she couldn't afford a very magnificent one. So with her adaptable American way she resolved upon a simple remembrance that she could prepare herself. She gathered a number of the most perfect German clovers, and, having pressed them carefully between blotters, brought them back- to this country with her. On her arrival she had them framed between two pieces of glass, in a sort of passe-partout. It was much the same idea as that of the lucky clover that used to be carried in a crystal on a watch chain. Nothing among the bride's numerous gifts gave her more pleasure than this quaint wedding card that came from over the seas. the first intimation of the necessity of such an institution occurs in the letter1 of a lady. Mrs. John Adams, in 1777,. lamenting the Want of good officers In, the Revolutionary army, used the fol lowing language: "It was customary among the Carthaginians to have a military school, in which the flower of their nobility, and those whose tal ents and ambition prompted them to aspire to the first dignities, learned the art of war. From among these they selected all their general officers." These words were written ten years before the formation of the institution at West Point. They were addressed to John Adams, who was an early ad vocate of the Academy. BallroMl rrciiiilw The police department of the New York Central railroad, In its last an nual report, shows that 2.300 men have been arrested on the premises of the company, of whom 1,700 were sent to prison for terms of one to six monthsi T-t In - A mrW- Conn trie. Mexico is the largest of the Latin American countries except Brazil, and it is a much more propsperous country than Brazil. Mexico's population Is In the neighborhobl of 14.000,000, while Brazil's Is about 18,000,000. Kisses are like mushrooms; they all look alike, but some of .tfcess aren't.