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WESTERN KANSAS WORLD!
'. H. & GIVLER, Publisher. "WA-KEENEY. KANSAS An oceun steamer or 10,000 tons bur den carries in a year's steady work an average xt 210,000 tons. ' The average man regards his wife as an angel for two weeks one week before marrying her and one week after her funeral. A peculiar tombstone rests over a grave in a cemetery near Evansville, Wis. A corner of the marble slab is adorned with the sculptured resemb lance of a bunch of young onions, and it bangs over the edge of the stone as if carelessly placed there. This is in accordance with the wish of the lady buried there, who was very fond of - onions. The Rev. Mr. Babcock of Converse, Ind., whose wife had been blind for ten years, brought her to a specialist in Kokomo for treatment. He left her there for a few days, but on his return his wife was absent. He went to an auction sale of lots in the sub urbs, in which one lot was given free. Mr. Babcock won the free lot. When he went back to the doctor's home he Joyfully learned that his wife's sight had been completely restored. Some mischievous boys who attend a school in New Fairfield, Conn., flut tered a red rag before a bull which was quietly grazing in a lot near the schoolhouse. The animal became en raged and chased his tormentors, breaking down a fence in his pursuit. Boys, girls and teacher fled to the school, hurriedly entered, and barred the door. There the bull stood guard for several hours, butting and kicking the door and smashing the windows. It is an interesting indication of Li Hung Chang's personal force as an ele ment in Chinese affairs that while he acted virtually as prime minister ot that empire for a long time, none of his offices entitled him to the preroga tives of such a position. At his death Li Hung Chang officially was "earl of Su-1 of the first rank, tutor of the heir apparent, grand secretary of the Wen-hua throne hall, minister of com merce, superintendent of the north ern trade, and governor-general of Chill." Resolutions condemning the Rev. Dr. Silas C. Swallow of Harrisburg, Pa., for an attack on the late President McKinley in a rn:ent issue of the Penn sylvania Methodist, of which he 13 editor, were adopted at a public meet ing, held under the auspices of the McKinley Veteran Patriotic League of Dauphin county. The resolutions state that Dr. Swallow "deserves to be pil loried as an enemy to ' ' the United States and that his name should only be mentioned with those of Judas and Cain, Benedict Arnold, Wilkes Booth. Guiteau, Czolgosz and the other trait ors, assassins, liars and vile traducers of character who have blackened the pages of the world's history." Gen. Buller's campaigning and in his forty-three years of soldiering he has seen much service has been prin cipally in Africa. Having served In the Red river expedition In 1870, he be came one of the "Garnet Wolseley ring" and served under Sir Garnet in Ashanti. But his fame rests chiefly on his exploits in South Africa and In the Sudan. In Zululand. after Isan ti u la, he largely helped to aver the consequences of defeat and took part In the battle of Ulundi. Still more notable was his record in the Sudan. When Sir Henry Herbert Stewart was wounded and Col. Burnaby killed MaJ. Gen. Buller took command of the des ert column and withdrew it in safety from Gubat to Gokdul in the face of the mahdlsts, whom he defeated at Abu Kleathe same spot where Burna by had been killed a month before. His record In the Boer war is fresh in ev ery one's memory. Since the murder of President Mc Kinley the Italian police have directed all their efforts to ensure a strict watch being kept over dangerous an archists. The Italian consuls In Dal matla lately signalled the departure of a certain Natale Glavinovich, describ ed as a violent anarchist, and said to have declared to his companions that he was going to Rome, and would not return without having first murdered the pope. Cardinal Rampolla. and. perhaps, other personages. The clos est watch all along the Adriatic coast was kept. It being known that Glavino vich bad left by sea. but he succeeded, no one yet knows how, In landing at Ancona, and reaching Rome undis turbed. Even in Rome he was able to maintain his incognito for a few days, and went several times to the Vatican as a tourist. He was eventually rec ognized by the police, and arrested, without offering any resistance. On him was found a sort of polgnard made out of a razor. The pope has not been informed of the plans attri buted to Glavinovich. The common cockroach has spread throughout the civilized world by means of ships. This disagreeable bug comes and goes on ships almost as freely as the rats. The- two seem to live together amicably and they mon opolize the hold of the ships which carry foodstuffs. If, as Is asserted, the United States is to export two million cheap watches to Great Britain this year, our manufac turers can' hardly be said to hare frit tered away their Urns on foreign market. A question op time TARIFF REVISION WILL COME WHEN NECESSARY. Ko trodnci Haste Will Be Takes That Xig-bt ' Injnr-e American Indus Ij lea Great Care Will Ife Taken to See That Oar SntaJler Capitalists Are Protected. From American Economist: .The Schenectady Star exhibits astonish ment at the statement of the American Economist that the time will come when it will be necessary to revise the tariff. It thinks that: "When sane folks read the admis sion in the Economist that there ever will arrive a time when it will not be sacrilege to tinker the blessed Dingley bill, they will pinch themselves to see If they are awake and will surely con clude that the millenium is in sight. 'Every one agrees that the tariff will have to be revised In time.' What time? Babcock says. 'Now" is the ap pointed time; now is the day of sal vation," and invites sinners to repent ance. The Economist admits that it must be done in time, but belabors poor' Bab for setting the time prema turely." This shows how difficult it is for the average free trade intellect to correct ly grasp the true principle of protec tion. It is, in fact. Impossible for the free trader to understand that there is a wide gulf between the rash and reckless ripping up ofa tariff in the interest of free trade and the conserv ative, level-headed adherence to a tar iff that has thus far produced a pros perity unequaled in the world's history until such time as experience and the development of events shall show the wisdom of changing that tariff. The Star is right in one thing. It Is, in deed, a question of time. Unlike Mr. Babcock and his revisionary brethren who would tear open the tariff sched ules as a means of attacking real or imaginary evils which did not grow out of the tariff, do not flourish because of the tariff, and would not be remedied by the removal of the tariff, the Amer ican Economist says, Go slow, let the tariff alone; give business a chance; and when it becomes clear that the greatest good of the greatest number will be conserved by revision, then the work of revision will be undertaken by the only party to which tariff legisla tion can be safely intrusted, the party of patriotism, progress and protection. But not until then. WHY THE MILLS RESUMED. The Washington Times says editori ally, referring to the Dingley law: "We may concede that there was not a general reopening of the mills until after that measure was passed; but that was merely because the man ufacturing interests were desirous of pointing to the idle mills as an argu ment in favor of the tariff which they wanted." When so rabid a free trade organ as the Washington Times is willing to concede even such a self-evident fact as that the mills were closed under the operation of the Wilson law and did not reopen until the Dingley law was enacted, there 13 hope. The only thing which can account for the free trade delusion is the failure to recognize in dustrial facts. The second part of the sentence quoted is so manifestly ridic ulous as almost not to call for com ment. Men are in business for the purpose of making money. They ' are not so blindly loyal to any. economic theory as to let good business oppor tunities go by for the sane of bolster ing up their theories. If the mills were idle, as they were, it was because it would not. have paid to run them. The pleasure of being able to point to the Dingley law as a restorer of prosper ity would hardly have been sufficient to make up for the lost dollars. When the free traders are driven to take ref uge In such absurd statements as this in order to support the claims of the policy they advocate, they but make more evident the .weakness of their position. BABCOCK MAY NOT PUSH HIS BILL. Mr. Babcock ot Wisconsin, author of the bill to put iron and steel products and some other things on the free list, which he introduced in the last Con gress and which he has said he would introduce in the next house, seems to be changing his mind. Asked today as to whether or not he intends to push the bill at the coming session he replied: . . "I won't develop my plans until I confer with my- colleagues, but I may say that this is recognized In the Northwest as a principle that will go on, regardless of whether it is pushed by me or not. The people of the North west are with me on this question, and I would not have the least fear of stumping my district on this question alone." Some of Mr. BabcocK's discreet friends have been saying all along that he would, when he had fuller informa tion on the subject, abandon his prop osition to destroy the protective tariff, as that would be the result of the pas sage of his bill, and they now assert that he has secured that knowledge and will drop the subject. If senators and representatives from the West are any guide to public sen timent there the Babcock bill has no support In the Republican party In the West. The Senators from Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and other states have declared that the Republicans of their respective sV-.tos would not support any measure - de signed to destroy the protective tariff, as would be the result of the passage of the Babcock bill. Every Republican member of the ways and means com mitted of the lr-rt congress, excepting Mr. Babcock and one other, bas de clared against the proposed measure. Mr. Babcock evidently begins to ap preciate, the mistake he has made an will act accordingly. Phlladelphi tress. SENATOR HOAR'S WISE WORD. American manufacture, as its frlendi predicted, has outgrown the Americai market. Now the manufacturers of thi country are girding their loins for thai struggle. I see It is proposed to begli operations by making reciprocity trea ties with leading manufacturing na tions of the world, especially with om manufacturing rivals. Now I do not wish to be understock as opposing altogether and in all casei such commercial arrangements, whei main carefully and wisely and in I constitutional way. I shall pay thi highest respect and deference to thi conclusion wh.ch the president, a greai authority, perhaps the greatest livinf authority on that class of questions may deliberately form. But I am bound to caution the man ufacturers of the country not to entei upon this great struggle with all man kind for an antagonist by placing' anj fetters upon their own limbs. The possession of your own markei is what has gained for you the powei and the opportunities to enter upoi foreign markets. Be careful that yoi do not throw i away that vantagi ground. Remember that nearly everj considerable reciprocity treaty we havi ever made, especially our old reciproc ity treaty with Canada, has been I source of unmarked vexation, and yot were eager to get rid of it as soon ai its term expired. If you make a mis take in this matter the mistake Is ir reparable. The national faith becomei pledged. A FREE-TRADE STAR GAZER. An astronomer used ts walk out every night to gaze upon the stars. II happened one night that as he wai wandering in the outskirts of the city, with his whole thoughts wrapt Up in the skies, he fell into a well. On halloo ing and calling out, one who heard his cries ran up to him, and when he had listened to. his story said, "My good man, while you are trying to pry Into the mysteries of heaven you overlook the common . objects that are undei your feet." THE FARMER'S HOME MARKET. If there are any farmers who im agine that their branch of industry is not benefited by the tariff on steel, and in fact by all tariffs that tend to pro mote the establishment of manufactur ing industries in this country, let them reflect what would happen if all the workmen now engaged in turning oui domestic manufactures were removed from this country and set to work, saj in England. Would not the home mar ket for foodstuffs and other agricultur al producers be curtailed by such de portation? Instead of selling such a large percentage of farm products tc home consumers, the farmer would b obliged-to sell them abroad, and would be mulcted for the freight and charges The home market is the most profit; able market for the farmer, and any thing that tends to increase the hom consumption of products is of benefit to the men on the farms as well as to the men In the workshops and th stores. Minneapolis Tribune. FREE-TRADE AND SAVINGS. There is no better way to judge thv future than by the past. From theii experience, the people of this country especially the "middle class" and th workingmeh, can readily foresee thai the abolition of protection, which hat enabled them to increase their savings a billion dollars in the past four years and the adoption of free trade, with the idleness and want which followed that policy before, would not present any necessity for postal savings banks. During free trade in this country' th "middle class" and the workingmen were more interested in and had man use for free soup houses than savings banks, and the same conditions wonlc obtain if free trade were again Inaugu rated. Helena (Mont.) Record. HOME FIRST. Some men, most all free traders, am fools enough to argue that becaus Germany and a few other countries dc not like our tariff we must materiallj modify if not replace it. Well, 11 makes no difference whether German likes It or not. as long as Protection enriches our country, develops our re sources, builds up manufactories, glvei more employment and better wages tc our people, and furnishes us the best market in the world right here ai home for our products, we will main tain Protection. We are legislating for the United States, not Germany England, or any other foreign country London. Ky., Echo. Out ot 156,000 houses or fiats la Glasgow 36.C00 were found to have bu; one room, and 70.000 but two rooms. CAMPF1HE SKETCHES SOME SHORT STORIES FOB THE VETERANS. Bon. John D. : K-ong-. . BemeUUM of the Ka7 Writes of the Personal Charae terlstMs of the Late President Me Klnley Projectiles and Power. THK BBAlE AT HOME. The maid who binds her warrlor'B sash With smile that well her pain' dis . sembles. The while beneath her drooping lash One starry tear-drop hangs and trembles, : -. . Though heaven alone records the tear. And Fame shall never know her story,' Her heart has shed a drop as dear As e'er bedewed the field of glory. The - wife who girds her husband'B sword, 'Mid . little ones who weep or won der, . And bravely speaks the cheering word. What though her . heart be rent asunder. Doomed nightly in her dreams to hear The bolts of death around him rat tle, ' -Hath Bhed as sacred blood as e'er -Was poured upon the field of battle. The mother who conceals her grief While to her breast her son she presses. Then breathes a few brave jwords and brief. Kissing the patriot brow she blesses. With no one but her secret God To know the pain that weighs upon her, Sheds holy blood as e'er the sod Received in Freedom's field of honor. T. B. Read. MR. M-K1NI.KVS KINDSEfS. In an article in the Century on "Some Personal Characteristics of President McKinley," the Hon. John D. Long, secretary of the navy, tells of his late chief's unfailing kindliness. He was considerate toward everybody. His first thought seemed to be to make all with whom he came in con tact or had political or private relation happier and more at ease. &a he drove through the street or along the country road, he never failed to recog nize a salutation, even if it were only the wistful face of some child or the kindly Interest of the wayside laborer. There was no school boy or girl who had the happy fortune to be admitted to the cabinet chamber that did not receive from his hand the flower which be was wearing In the lapel of his coat. How many times I have seen him break from an important t?iik to receive a call from a visiting delega tion of teachers or excursionists, and that, too, without the slightest im patience or expression of Irritation, which almost any other man would have uttered in conferring' the same favor. It was in this spirit that he went among the people of the south, and did more than any other man has done since the civil war to restore among them the fraternal spirit. He acted in this no doubt from a wise policy, but he also acted in the genu ine spirit of his own generous nature. In the long railroad Journeys which I made with him over the country his latch string was always out. If his fellow countrymen could not come in, he went out to them, fearless, frank, confiding. Who will attack me?" he would say. "I haven't an-enemy in the world." He had a fine sense of humor. He remembered in cidents and narrated them with effect. Twice a week, on cabinet days, it was a delightful thing to go into the cabi net room at 11 o'clock in the forenoon. The president would be standing near the window, looking fresh, with a white waistcoat and a rose in his but tonhole. A few people left over from the morning callers would be linger ing for a word, each getting a pleasant one. In due time the cabinet would be left with the president. He would take his seat at the table, but before settling down to business was more than likely to entertain us -for ten or fifteen minutes with some story - of the war, or some anecdote about pub lic men, or some experience of his in old campaigning days. OUR SAVAI, EQl'IPMENTS. Increased efficiency In our big naval guns must be looked for from the use of the heavier projectiles and the pro duction of powder possessing high ballistic qualities, rather than from an increase in the weight and dimensions of the guns themselves, says Rear Ad miral Charles O'Neil, chief of the naval bureau of ordnance, in his an nual report. The last types of guns are so large and heavy, he says, that it is inadvisable to make an increse In either respect, and the bureau will now confine itself to developing weightier projectiles and powder " of greater energy. The only material change In the system of gun construc tion last year was a provision that guns of and above 6 inches in caliber for greater safety shall have an inner and outer tube instead of a solid forg ing, as heretofore. Admiral O'Neil believes that the ordnance equipment of United States naval vessels is fully up to the highest standard maintained abroad for vessels of corresponding age and class, and says he knows of no guns afloat, or soon to be put afloat, equal in energy to those manufacturing for the United States navy. The man ufacture of gun mounts and other ord nance fittings for the new vessels of the navy, he says; is well in hand, and he has every reason to believe that the outfits will be ready when the vessels are ready to receive them. Daring the past fiscal year 143 guns 1 for the nary were completed, and 256 are now. -partially finished. In regard to the Smokeless powder. Admiral O'Neil says there is no doubt that the grade of this powder made today la considerably superior to that of a year ago due to the natural processes of development, not to inferiority in the powder formerly manufactured. The ordnance bureau considers the powder question in a very satisfactory state at the present time. Admiral O'Neil believes that the subject of submarine boats is being given undue promin ence. if these boats are shown to have any value, he says, it will be as an adjunct to the system of coast de fense. They "can not and will not, ha continues, take the place of naval ves sels of the regular type and render a less number necessary. Submarine boats, says the Admiral, have not yet emerged from the experimental stage. The use of torpedoes on large vessels has been practically discontinued, no provision having been made for them in the last battleships and cruisers. Like the other bureaus of the navy de partment, the ordnance bureau also has suffered much delay in getting steel castings for gun carriages. New carriages for her 5-inch guns were sup plied the Brooklyn, as a number of these mounts were considerably in jured after the battle of Santiago. Ex periments at Indian Head with a 3 inch gun have shown that, firing at the rate of one and one-half shots per minute, such guns are rapidly eroded, though this rate is below that re quired in battle. Admiral O'Neil says that the latest armor contracts are extremely advantageous to the gov ernment, the price being lower than that paid abroad, and the armor be ing the best that can be produced. As president of the board of construction, he sets out at length the details of the plans for the new battleships and cruisers called for by congress and heretofore made public. Incidentally, Admiral O'Neil says the real Issue in the board was not double versus single turrets, but 7-inch versus 6 and 8 Inch guns, and he argues strongly in favor of the 7-inch weapon. The estimates accompanying the report aggregate $10,902,000, the largest items being for armor and armament, $6,000,000, and navy yard plants and ammunition. $2,423,000. There are also Items for replacing the present - foreign made guns on the New Orleans and Albany and for a new battery for the' Newark. St.- Louis Globe-Democrat. roosetelt's opportunity. I wonder if many of us attach due importance to the fact that Theodore Roosevelt is the first president we have had in forty years who has not come under the influence of civil war times and prejudices. Roosevelt be longs to a new era. He is of the pres ent and future. He comes upon the stage of national action at a time when the country is united and he has no sectional prejudices to hamper him. To him the civil war is a matter of history, to be read by the student with interest and profit, but not to live over In memory or to canker the mind through vain recollections of bit terness and strife. Roosevelt has a great opportunity to stamp his admin istration with the spirit of nationality. On his mother's side he is connected with the South and his father's family is identified with the North. He has nothing of fratricidal strife to re member, nothing of hostility to forget. He also has the advantage of having fought side by side with Southern men in the Spanish war. The work of uni fication was done for him by the war with Spain and the broad catholicity of his predecessor. He is free to pur sue a truly national policy. If he avail himself of the splendid possi bilities of the situation it will be well for the country and for his own fame. What he win do remains to be seen. No president ever had a better chance to make nationality the guiding prin ciple of his policy. Pennsylvania Grit. Stonewall Jackson In a Cane. Dr. J. J. Lafferty, editor of th Christian Advocate, has in his posses sion one of the strangest of canes. It was made from a sapling that fed on Stonewall Jackson's body. At . the time of the burial of Jackson someone set out a mere twig upon the grave. It grew in time to be a sapling sev eral inches in diameter. Friends of the Jackson family deplored the fact that the , bush had ever been allowed to grow . there and Mrs. Jackson had it removed. The men found that the root of the sapling had found its way into the plain wooden coffin of the soldier and had twined Itself about his skeleton. It was taken up and a cane was made of part of .it. The cane was artistically carved and given to Doctor Lafferty. . VfltH Confederates at Gettysburg. Major General Sir Arthur Jame Lyon-Fremantle, G. C. M. G., C. B-, lately governor of Malta, who died re cently, was much talked about in this country about the time of the battle of Gettysburg and his name is fre quently mentioned in the histories of our civil war. He was the colonel of the famous Coldstream Guards and came over to see how American sol diers did their fighting. He was with the Confederate army at Gettysburg. -Kavy Chaplain Retired. " Chaplain William E. Edmondson, T. S. N-. has been retired on furlough pay, under the provisions of the Re vised Statutes, on account of disability incurred in the line of duty. He Is suffering from asthma. The successful coachman always does a driving business. Shah Photographed tarn Bed. Ta Shah of Persia Is an amateur . photographer who has attained great proficiency In the use of the camera. He has a mania for being taken in every conceivable pose and dress, and has even been photographed In bed. . A Man's Axe. 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