WESTERN KANSAS WORLD
H. a GIVLEK, Publisher.
Shall we fix our stores over to burn
aft coal or Kansas core?
Arctic explorers do not succeed In
finding much except one another's re
snains. Diamonds are -worth $300,000,000 a
ton. Remember this, and don't pay
Most of us know "just how Explorer
Baldwin felt when he found that he
short of coal.
No man can serve two masters.
And it is harder still for any man
to serve two mistresses.
Yet how many of us, even with a
full complement of toes, could have
done better than Peary did?
Roumanla is acting very much like
the saucy little boy whose brother Is
the biggest fellow in the school.
Mr. Edison has just made another
of his Justly celebrated predictions,
but the horse is still jogging along.
St. Paul girls are organizing for the
purpose of marrying union men
only. Get your working cards, boys.
The man who gets a wife from a
matrimonial agency generally has rea
son to believe that the camera lies
Bogus Chicago matrimonial agents
-were fined 8100 each, but they will
seed only four or five good victims to
Set it back. ,
If Peary is correctly reported, he
thinks the north pole "can be reached
tor $200,000." Even the north pola
has its price!
No, no. Sir Thomas, don't try any
balloon trips across the English chan
xtel until after the third Shamrock
xtaa been beaten.
The more we read about King Leo
pold of Belgium the less we feel like
making our best bow to him when he
comta to visit us.
Twenty-four thousand people at a
taU game in Philadelphia! They
haven't sunk to the ping pong point
of athletics there as yet.
A Maine man has been pronounced
Insane because he ate raw beef. What
would his fellow citizens have thought
.of him had they found him burning
They are now paying $6,000 apiece
tor boxes at the opera In New York.
-It must be the intention to have all
tthe lady members of the troupe in
A Chicago woman is seeking a
divorce from her husband who is des
cribed as an enthusiastic amateur
pugilist. She says he was too en
thusiastic The Judge who decided that piano
playing is disorderly conduct evident
ly had been hearing some of the latest
popular music interpreted by his
Perhaps if Gov. Salazar of Colom
bia, would put a wet towel on his
bead and dampen it with ice water
occasionally, it would soothe his
The airship In which Mr. Spencer,
the English aeronaut, is making his
thirty-mile flights, has a pug nose.
Eventually it will land in the demni
Harriet Huggme of Youngstown
wants her name changed. If she fully
appreciates the snap she has with
such a name she will have little trou
ble getting it changed.
Peary says he could discover the
north pole if he had $200,000. But
if he had $200,000 why should he ever
want to do anything as disagreeable
mm discovering the pole?
A sweethearts' trust has been or
ganized in a Nebraska town to correct
the intemperate habits of the young
men. Of course, in a case like this,
it will be permissible to water the
From the published pictures of the
count de la Escosnra, the putative
bus band of the Spanish queen dow
ager, her majesty could have got a
better looking man by patronizing a
K. A. Robinson, who has just fallen
beir to $1,500,000, says he is going to
spend his whole fortune in eighteen
months. No, Mr. Robinson is not one
of those vulgar Americans. He lives
la London and was born there.
There Is news in the fact that a Bos
ton man lost his wife in Buffalo while
on a .wedding trip. It would have
been scarcely worth mentioning had
the couple hailed from Chicago.
King Alfonso wants to rehabilitate
the Spanish navy. Gen. Weyler ad
. vocates an expansion of the army. Is
Spain getting ready for another fight?
A Kentucky girl of unusual beauty
Is doing more damage in the fashion
able circles of New York than any
thing that Col. Watterson may say.
,m a wanton spirit
TARIFF TINKERS ARE LIKE MIS
tagsr to Make a Hole in the Protec
tion Dam, Apparently in Ignorance
of the Dire Disaster Which They
Would Thus Precipitate Upon the
Gentlemen who are advocating the
readjustment of the tariff and the dis
turbing of business interests and of
the existing conditions which make
for general prosperity are hard to
please. They are mischievous or
ignorant. Though they are con
fronted with unexampled prosperity
In every part of the country they do
not seem to know it. There are few
idle men in any branch of industry.
Every competent workingman who
really wishes to get employment has
little difficulty in finding it. The
"want" columns of the newspapers
are filled with demands for every kind
of labor and the "situations wanted"
columns have dwindled in corre
sponding degree. In addition to the
marvelous activity in every line of
manufacture and trade, the country is
on the eve of the most abundant har
vests known in many years. Appar
ently there will be no crop failure of
any kind. Corn, wheat and cotton will
be marketed in enormous quantities,
and undoubtedly will fetch good
prices. There will be an abundance
of corn for feeding cattle, - which
should make lower prices for beef,
and the packers will have better prof
its at lower prices than they have had
What ails these chronic malcontents
and discontents whose feelings find
expression In the jeremiads of such
calamity howlers as Bryan? What Is
the matter with them? Are they dis
tressed because of abounding prosper
ity? Do they in a spirit of malice 'or
recklessness long to experiment with
another condition of affairs? Have
they not yet learned the lesson that it
is "better to leave well enough
alone?" Might it not be advantageous
for Chicago, for Instance, to feel
the impulse of the good times all
about us and reap eome of the benefits
which other cities are enjoying?
The effort to disturb existing con
ditions In trade and business for the
purpose of giving occupation to a cer
tain class of restless politicians who
have nothing to do In prosperous
times is unwise, if nothing worse,
and exhibits the wanton spirit of the
small boy who defaces public build
ings, destroys private property and
tortures animals to give expression to
his superabundant "cussedness."
Some of those who are so anxious to
try "the other side" and experiment
with depression and disaster appear
to desire the fulfillment of these pro
phecies of evil even if their fellow
citizens have to suffer therefrom.
Others from lack of experience or
from sheer selfishness, having no
other occupation but politics and
being on the losing Fide, evidently
think that bad times for other people
may be good times for them. Those
who in this spirit wish for change
should read la Mr. Ailerton's letter,
printed on Tuesday last, his reference
to 1S91, whesn as tho result of demor
alizing business end disturbing pros
perity "every cr.o was Idle, old men
and young men asking for a job."
Those who tfesire I his condition of
things, thos-3 who would like to see
the fires put cut. In the great mills at
South Chicago men walking the
streets this winter looking in vain for
employment, . the highways full of
tramps and hobos, the corridors of the
city hall and the police stations
crowded with vagrants men, women
and children actually perishing from
hunger and cold will do what they
can to reverse present conditions.
They will subscribe to the program
which the calamity howlers would like
to have carried out for the delectation
of their misguided followers. It is
only candidates out of office and poli
ticians out of jobs who would have a
"change." They will not be gratified,
for "prosperity Is the issue and all
other questions are secondary." Chi
Old Story; Modern Application.
There is an old story of a bumpkin
who saw a fowler take aim. at a bird
in the topmost branch of a tree, and
who, when the gun had been dis
charged and the bird came down with
a thud to the earth observed: "That
was a waste of powder; the fall alone
was enough to kill the bird."
The Democratic party has always
been addicted to equally shallow criti
cism. In the 703 the Democrats of
Wisconsin were greenbackers. They
bitterly denounced the resumption
act: and when resumption was fol
lowed by a return of prosperity they
refused to adailt that the resumption
act had anything to do with the im
provement of business. In 1896 they
furiously attacked the gold " standard,
having previously taken advantage of
a brief lease of power to run afoul of
the protective tariff. When Republi
can legislators enacted the Dingley
law and placed the currency upon a
sound basis, and prosperity returned
after dreary years cf panic and de
pression, the Democrats said the pros
perity would have .come anyhow, from
the revival of confidence, their eyes
were tightly closed to the fact that
sound currency and the Dingley tariff
ware the conditions precedent to the
revival of confidence, without which
confidence would not have revived any
more than the bird that provoked the
bumpkin's foolish' remark would have
fallen if it had not been shot.
Sportsmen would bag few birds If
a law were passed compelling them
to dispense with weapons and wait
till the birds fell from the trees. The
Democrats are going Into the pres
ent congressional campaign advocat
ing a policy as foolish as that -more
foolish, indeed, for the business pros
perity of the country is of vastly
greater importance than the bagging
of birds. Milwaukee Wisconsin.
A WOMAN'S SUGGESTION.
How to Insure an Increased Demand
for the Product of American Skill.
In a contribution to the American
Economist Grace Miller White brings
forward the suggestion that If the
women of the United States were to"
act in concert In buying and using
only fabrics, materials and articles
that are of American make they could
revolutionize trade and labor condi
tions in this country. This writer,
who has gone much deeper into econ
omics than Is the habit of her sex to
go, demonstrates that by uniting in
a common determination to patronize
none but home industries the women
of America would bring about an
enormous increase in production, and
with it better qualities, more accept
able styles and cheaper prices. As the
matter now stands Paris is the
world's great market for novelties
of all kinds in women's wear. A man
ufacturer in England, France or Ger
many, being assured of a world mar
ket in Paris, increases his unit of pro
duction to meet that certain demand.
Among the mercantile buyers who as
semble at Paris at different seasons of
the year the buyers from the United
States are by far the most liberal pur
chasers, for they buy for a country
whose purchasing power and consum
ing capacity is twice or three times
s jereat per capita as that of any
other country. Hence, under the con
ditions supposed that is, where
American women and men should
have united in using none but Ameri
can made goods an enormous trade
would be transferred from Europe to
the United States. Consequently our
domestic producers, being now as
sured of the domestic market with its
vast purchasing power and consuming
capacity as a whole, coupled with a
vastly greater per capita purchasing
power and consuming capacity, would
find our 80,000,000 of population a
consuming market equaling 250,000,
000 consumers in any other part of
The dream of such a state of things
is not altogether fantastic or impos
sible of realization. Much has oc
curred in the past five years of pro
tection to help make the dream come
true. Much more could be done to
ward realization if the women of this
country, and the men, too, were to
decide that the things made by our
own people were good enough for our
own people to wear and use.. They are
good enough, and some day we shall
find out and. act accordingly. In the
meantime any progress along the line
at finding out is to be encouraged and
commended. To the largest possible
extent tho people of the Uniteq
States should answer In the affirma
tive the question. Shall the Republic
do its own work'.'
A WORTHLESS REMEDY.
To Deal With Domestic Trusts on the
Plan of Increased Foreign Com
petition. "The unexpectedly large treasury
surplus for August is due to- the pro
ductiveness of the Dingley law. Tar
iff tinkers think they can Improve the
present tariff, but the practical bus
iness sense of the country will be
slow to believe it. St. Louis Globe
Democrat." Tariff tinkers do not concern them
selves with so trivial a question as
revenue production. Their sole idea
seems to be that the times are too
prosperous, that prices are too high
and that somebody Is making too
much money. It is for the purpose of
rectifying these objectionable condi
tions that they urge the importance of
tariff revision. They are quite right.
It would unquestionably bring about
lower prices. To take off the duties
on articles competing with . trust
products would lower prices forthwith,
and the decreased range of prices
would hold good until such time as
our own trusts should have reached a
"working agreement" with the foreign
trusts. In the meantime all the non
trust industries would suffer a knock
out blow. That would suit the trusts
exacly. Once domestic competition
were removed the home trusts would
be masters of the situation, and in a
position to dictate terms with foreign
competitors. With the disappearance
of tariff protection would inevitably
come the international trust. The
tariff insures home competition, and
home competition is a safe and cer
tain check upon trust extortion. You
cannot smash the trusts by smashing
the tariff,' but you can smash the non
trust competing Industries by that op
eraion. The "progressives" clamor
for lower tariffs and foreign competi
tion as a means of throttling the
trusts, forgetting that this plan would
at the same time throttle the com
petition of the non-trust concerns.
Either they forget it or are unable
to comprehend it. In any event their
remedy is futile, worthless and de
structive. A Question.
"Is prosperity another name tor
trusts?" asks the Sioux City Journal,
one of those curious types of Republi
can newspapers which apparently be
lieve that the best way to promote
Republican success Is to antagonize
principles and policies that have made
success possible; in short, a tariff
tinkering newspaper. "Is prosperity
another name for trusts?" Well. If It
were would you destroy prosperity In
order to smash the trusts? If not.
why ask so sill a question?
Voodooism the Power
in Haytian Republic
Eayti, which may be annexed to
the United States to escape the grisly
horrors of voodoo rule and revolu
tions, ranks second only to the for
bidden lands of the lamas ,ln its -mysterious
present. As for a past, it Is
such that even the Haytlan patriot
scarcely may find pride in it, and for
the future, the ominous throbbing of
the voodoo drum Is significant of that
Isle of mystery, lying frog shaped In
the blue of southern seas.
Old Gen. Tlreslas Simon Sam, who
reigned recently as president of this
"black republic," has had seventeen
predecessors In office, none of whom
served out his term of office, and- some
of whom died at the hands of the open
assassin, or immediately after the
deadly Mamaloi or Papalol, with their
secret nostrums, had gained entrance
to the presidential kitchens.
There is not a night, year in, year
out, that the traveler in any part of
the island cannot hear the strange,
awesome throbbing of the voodoo
drum. Its sounding makes one think
with a tremor of the tales of the Afri
can explorers, and with reason, for
the voodoo drum is a direct importa
tion from the Gold Coast and the
Congo. When that drum throbs, Hay
ti knows and bows down to its real
master. Not long ago a priestess of
voodoo boasted openly in Port an
Prince that if she were to beat the
drum in the market square the most
powerful persons in the city would
not dare to disobey her summons.
It always was a matter of common
belief that Hippolyte was a votary of
voodoo, and it was believed almost as
commonly that he belonged to the sect
that . sacrifices the "goat without
horns." The "goat without horns" is
a young child, and it Is eaten after
Voodooism holds Its strength in the
v ueww pour tz etAtx.
islands not only because of the love of
the people for that form of worship
but because It is inextricably mixed
with the political intrigue that is go
ing on forever. It is said to be dying
i But no man can . tell. One may
spend ten years in Hayti and the land
still be mysterious to him. The news
papers of the "republic" dare not print
anything about voodoo. And the bet
i ter classes fear the voodoo priests for
;the reason that voodoo and poison
i have a fearful and close connection in
1 Hayti. The Mamaloi and the Papalol
are past masters in the knowledge of
: strange vegetable, poisons. The ia
: land is singularly rich in trees and
plants from which drugs may be ex
tracted, and Mamaloi and Papalol
know them all.
There are, strange diseases In Hayti.
One of them causes a person who goes
to bed feeling well and sound to wake
up a raving madman. Another brings
death after an hour of agony, during
which the skin is covered with huge
yellow blotches. There is a death that
comes after one has put on a shirt on
which has been sprinkled a liquid fur
uished by a Mamaloi or papalol.
Again, some of the diseases that
come to a person who has made him
self objectionable do not kill. One
will waste the victim day after day
until death seems only a few hours
off; then will come a hint that a voo
doo doctor can cure. If the victim is
wise, he will pay the priest whatever
he asks; if he doesn't, the disease will
end in death. There is another di-
sease that causes sudden blindness.
That, too, can be cured sudlenly.
swiftly and mysteriously by a voodoo
priest after the doctors have given' it
Thus inqulsitlveness In Hayti Is a
danger at all times. Your host may
be a cultured black gentleman fresh
a -visit tn Paris, and BDeakine
English and French with an elegance
;hat will oppress you. and yet it will
e as well not to mention -voodoo witb
- jut having carefully and minutely felt
I your way. For he may be a worshiper
of the serpent himself.
The voodoo drum is a bamboo, with
a, depth of two feet. A piece- of goat
skin, with some of the hail still at
tached to It, is stretched over the top
and is beaten with the knuckles.
Led by the drumming, which was
plain to -hear- all over the .town, the
writer witnessed a typical voodoo
ceremony not far from Jeremle. It
was attended by at least S00 blacks of
both sexes. The drummer was a white .
haired woman, holding a white rooster I
in one hand while beating the drum
with the other. The blacks all swayed
back and forth, keeping time with the
The Incantation. Just as represented."
drumming, and chanting a monotonous ' A FREE TRIAL of this great Kid
song of three or four notes, which nev- ney medicine which cured Mr. Schar
er varied in intensity or pitch or 6chuS be mailed on application to
rhythm from beginning to end. ' any Dart of tho United States. Ad-
The Mamaloi, a tall, fine looking dresa Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N.
woman,, was dressed in a loose gown Y- For saIe by 011 druggists, price 50
of white, with red ornamentations on cents Per box-
her shoulders, and with a white and j A yellow dog counts that day lost
red cloth tied turbanwise around her when nobody condescends to kick him.
neaa. &ne Degan a slow, swaying
dance and with such few steps that
she hardly lifted her feet from the
floor. The Papalol, a thin, whiskered
black, crouched at her feet.
Suddenly the Mamaloi screamed
twice and froth appeared on her
mouth. She swayed a little faster and
turned up her eyes till nothing but the
whites showed. Then she stooped,
seized the rooster, and held it flutter
ing oyer the heads of the worshipers
for an instant. In the next she had
swung It so sharply and savagely that
the beheaded body of the fowl went
flying across the room. She thrust the
severed neck into her mouth and fell,
writhing horribly, among the specta
tors. Then the Papaloi brought out all
kinds of uncouth images and smeared
them with blood.
After a while the Mamaloi recov-
ered and repeated the operation with
im ettar urmtm a jtr-tmr .urju aWMAiA.
a second fowl. The blood from this
one was gathered in a vessel and she
danced into the open air with it and
painted the door posts. Then she re
turned and made the sign of the cross
in blood on the forehead of each vo
tary. This was the signal for shouts
and songs and dancing. Women be
gan to fall here and there. Men
frothed at the lips. The excitement
rose steadily and culminated in an
orgy the details of which are too
disguisting to describe.
In many respects Hayti is one of the
strangest of the world's strange coun
tries. A thin strip along the coast Is
all. that white men ever see. There
are no roads to lead Into, the dark in
terior. Once there were highways here
and there, but the stupendous tropic
vegetation has eaten them up. "Hay
ti for the Haytians" is the motto of
the country, and that means Hayti for
a proportion of pure . blooded black
men, many of whom pride themselves
on tracing their lineagS back to the
Congo. This powerful class hates and
fears the white man, loathes the mul
atto, mistrusts the mixed breeds of all
kinds, and aims to keep Hayti In the
condition of a negro kingdom.
Elderly, but Still Energetic -Theodore
Sandford, justice of the
peace in Belleville, N. J., is 83 years
old, but even, now is too young to
quietly see a woman insulted in hip
presence, Bernard O Ronrte, a man
ui auuui av, aaaressea some imperil
nent remark to Miss Bessia RTnnMa
wTin ran tr Rnnfr Siiulfnnl'. nn
and complained. His honor skipped
,,,. , , , , .
downstairs and In less than a minute
faced O'Rourke. The latter aimed a
blow at the Justice, who ducked in ap
proved pugilistic fashion, at the same
time landing on the ruffian's chin and
knocking him down. Then the old gen
tleman tried to arrest the fellow, but
owing to "a touch of rheumatism" was
unable to hold him and O'Rourke
Adulterations In Foods.
The investigation of the Illinois
Pure Food commission shows tha
chemicals injurtons to health are free
ly used. Not only are acids snch a
salicylic and benzoic and the prepara
tion known as formalin utilized as pre
Bervatives of sirups and fruit Juices
but aniline dyes are not uncommonly
employed for mere'tpurposes of coloring.
Cost of Discarded War Material.
- Some idea of the vast quantities of
discarded war material thrown upon
the general market by the successive
changes in armament adopted by the
various great powers may be gathered
from the list of arms now offered for
sale from this cause by the Italian
government. The list Includes 600,000
rifles adopted so recently as 1887, with
48,000,000 cartridges, 1,200 nine-pounders
and 500 seven-pounder guns, with
200.CC0 shells, and 170 seven-pounder
mountain guns, with 17,000 shells.
IN A BAD WAY.
Night after night with rest and
sleep broken by urinary troubles.
Painful passages, frequent calls of
nature, retention, make the day as
miserable as the night.
wrong condition of the bladder and
klndeys is in a bad way.
Don't delay till dangerous Diabetes
comes. Cure the trouble before it set
tles into Bright's Disease.
Read how certain are the cures of
Doan's Kidney Pills and how they
John J. Scharschug, a retired farm
er, residing at 474 Conrnrd St
Aurora, 111., says: "Three years ago
I was a sufferer from backache and
other kidney disorders, and for
months exhausted all my knowledge
of medicine In an endeavor to obtain
relief. Doan's Kidney Pills cured me,
and time has not diminished my esti
mation of this preparation. Not only
did Doan's Kidney Pills cure me at
that time, but although over three
years have elapsed there has not been
a symptom of a recurrence of the
trouble. I consider this preparation
to be a wonderful kidney remedy and
Use for Ugly Women.
When a Chinese girl gets married
her attendants are always the oldest
and ugliest women to be found in the
neighborhood, who. are paid to act as
foils to her beauty. ' It is said that
some exceptionally ugly old women
make their living by acting as profes
sional attendants at weddings.
To the housewife who has not yet
become acquainted with the new
things of everyday use in the market
and who is reasonably satisfied with
the old, we would suggest that a trial
cf Defiance Cold Water Starch be made
at once. Not alone because it is guar
anteed by the manufacturers to be
superior to any other brand, but be
cause each 10c package contains 16
r-va wit1 all ti nthpr irlnrin pmu
in but 12 ozs. It Is safe to say that
the lady who once uses Defiance
Starch will use no other. Quality and
quantity must win.
Western Irrigation Work. ,
The government has begun to with
draw lands In Colorado and other
western states from settlement in
order to furnish sites for great reser
voirs and other irrigation works
ander the provisions of the recent
law. Work will be carried on as rap
Idly as possible, though on such a
comprehensive scale it will neces
sarily be very gradual.
From a cat's point of view a saucer
of cream is the lap of luxury.
THOSE WHO II AVE TRIED IT '
will use no other. Defiance Cold Water
Btarch baa no equal In Quantity or Qual
ity 16 ox. for 10 cents. Other brand
contain only 12 ox.
$3 & $359 SHOES made
W. L. Doigtas Mm ara th rtar.dar of thm world.
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tftlrec to the consumer two
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