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II. S. GIVLEK, Pub. iWAKEENET - KANSAS "Can ladies smoke In automobiles T" queries an exchange. They can; but 'they dont. Hops have gone up, but they will ;go down just as steadily as if nothing i had happened. For wearing a dress with a low ' neck on the street Mrs. Fat Campbell was annoyed by a lot of rubbernecks. Churches - are uniting at a' great rate. Is the religious world becoming superdenominationalistically inclined ? Whew! A blue book of the cat aristocrats of America has been published. All cats Iook. alike from the bedroom window. The college young man, if desired, will cheerfully look after the coeds. Chicago Tribune. Rubber? Dr. Gunsaulus says that the day of the boy orator is gone. Sure. The boy orator has grown to a man and quit the habit. The world's fair air ship race was a fizzle. Still, it is worthy of praise for one thing. It didn't result in the kill ing of anybody. Those lamas who pray even for the microbes they swallow might save time by following our example and boiling the water. , The Parisians are now engaging in falconry in automobiles. By my hali dom, messieurs, mediaevalism up to date is really hot stuff. In his new novel entitled "Automo bolisme" it is thought that Jules Verne will considerably lower his for mer record of eighty days. The loss sustained by the University of Minnesota by reason of the recent fire is not so great as at first report ed. They saved the gridiron. How would it do, for instance, to try the recently discovered and much talked of sour milk elixir of life on the frequently slaughtered Kurds. There is nothing to show, however, that the Harry Lehr dogs try to un dog themselves, so to speak, when they attend one of his parties. William Waldorf Astor is still able to tolerate America as a financial in vestment, but nothing more than that, mark you, must be expected of him. The Radcliffe girls have been cau tioned not "to look at the boys" in their travels in Cambridge. It's a slow girl that can't see the boys without looking. Mr. Harry Lehr, whose latest flash of genius is the invention of tea par ties for dogs, is said to object to newspaper notoriety. We'should think be would. An Asheville hen scratched - up In the poultry yard a diamond worth $2, 000 that had been lost two years. Be kind and considerate to your hens; it may be worth while. President Butler wants $2,000,000 for Columbia university. Dr. Harper may be able to furnish him with a prescription, but he will have to look for his own apothecary. The small stockholders in the $2, 000,000 New Jersey corporation which has been sold out for $200 hereafter will believe just one ten-thousandth of what prospectuses say. Wu Ting-fang, who is to revisit the United States, will be surprised on bis return to find out how well this country has managed to worry along without his counsel and advice. Surgeons .lately relieved an Ohio young woman of fifty-one needles mat were scattered through various parts of her anatomy. She- must have been a girl with many fine points about her. Chicago teachers are going to make a careful study of that city. Incident ally the hospitals are preparingto in crease their facilities for caring for persons suffering from nervous pros tration. The Senate committee finds that the - Chickasaw and Creek Indians are sell ing their valuable lands for a song. The worst of it is that they immedi ately pass the bars of music over the other kind. Experts are discussing the question . as to what shall be done with our Idiots. Really it isn't necessary to do anything with them so long as they do nothing worse han take iBtraw votes. - , Mr. Joseph Jefferson has announced "his purpose to retire forever and en Joy that long vacation to which he has looked forward for so many years. Everybody hopes that he will have plenty of time and opportunity to act the part. ' The house of an editor in Shelblna. j mo., was struck Dy lightning three times in one night during a recent storm. But his house may have been so large and palatial that the light ning struck it in three different .places. Exchange. AS THE WORLD REVOLVES CLUB MAN'S TRAGIC SUICIDE. Member of Ancient New York Family End Life in Disgrace. Prank De Peyster Hall, forced to re sign from leading New York clubs, compelled to give up his business, and shunned by his former friends, killed himself Oct. 10 in his apartments. His suits for $100,000 damages for slander against the president of the Calumet club and the secretary of the New York Yacht club were to have come up in court that day. Hall was a member of an old New York family, and until recently way president of the firm of F. De Peyster Hall & Co., importers. His resigna tion as a member of the Calumet club was requested on July 28, 1903, and was immediately given. Hall was also a member of the St. Anthony club, the New York Yacht club and the Trinity alumni. He was 50 years of age.- The institution of the slander tuits only became public recently. These were against Alfred H. Bond, presi dent of the Calumet club, and George A. Cormack, secretary of the New York Yacht club. Hall alleged tnat both men, in conversation with others, had accused him of disgraceful prac tices while he was a member of the Calumet club. He alleged that the disgraceful charges against him had compelled him to resign the presidency of F. De Peyster Hall & Co.; that his business and social acquaintances refused long er to transact business with him or to associate with him; and that he had been obliged to abandon entirely his occupation. The defendants in the slander suits declared that they were ready to prove their charges and Supreme Jus tice Levintritt signed an order requir ing Bond to give a bill of particulars. It is said that Hall had heard that the district attorney had started an investigation of the charges made against him with a view to possible action, and that this knowledge may have led to his suicide. CHAFFEE CLINGS TO UNIFORM. Only Officer on Duty in War Depart ment Who Wears It. War department officials and em ployes are unable to make up their rrinds whether the joke is or is not on Gen. Chaffee. While he was in the far west last summer inspecting army posts the order issued during the Spanish war requiring officers on duty in the war department to wear their uniforms during office hours was rescinded, and since then the wear ing of uniforms at the department has been abandoned. That is, it has with one important exception. The exception is Gen. Chaffee, the rank ing officer of the army, who appears at his desk every day in his military attire, including the three stars on each shoulder, indicating his rank. Either he does not know of the latest order on the subject or he does not care. Naturally none of his subordi nates feel called on to suggest a change, so that Gen. Chaffee con tinues conspicuous as the only man in uniform in the war department. Russian Admiral Knows Men. Admiral Robert Wiren, who has been intrusted with command of the remnant of the Russian fleet at Port Arthur, has been before the public during the present war as commender or the cruiser Bayan, the one Russian vessel that has steadily distinguished herself. Though idolized by his men, brother officers do not approve his plan of collecting all sorts of scoun drels and making smart seamen of them. Nevertheless his judgment ha this regard was vindicated on the oc casion when he visited an English port about a year ago. He gave eighty sailors shore leave one Sun day, when no places of amusement were open. He told them "the honor of the Bayan- was in their keeping, and not a single man overstayed his leave or became intoxicated. In English Harvest Fields. Driffield, in Yorkshire, is probably the only place in England where the harvest bell is still rung. On each of these days, at S a. m., the church bell sends the harvesters to the fields, and at 8 o'clock In the evening sets them on their homeward weary way. In Hertfordshire the same signals are given by blasts upon a horn, which Is blown at the farm-house. : In some rural districts the beginning of the harvest is still a little ceremony, the first sheaf being cut by the clergyman. CHRISTIAN CHURCH CONVENTION Thousands in Attendance at the Gathering at St. Louis Short History of tho Church. CSpecial Correspondence. In 1804, Just one hundred years ago. Barton W. Stone, an American, born in 1772, started a non-denominational ehurch, calling it simply "Christian." "Liter one hundred years of existence J:his distinctively American church numbers a million and a quarter mem bers and ' has increased in the last lecade, especially, at such a rate as to cause widespread comment. The life of Barton W. Stone, the human founder of this church, reads Mrs. Nancy E. Atkinson. President of the Christian Woman's Board of Missions. like a romance. Though a village in Maryland wituessed his advent, his early years were spent in the back woods of Virginia, whose quiet was disturbed now and again by the raids of contending armies. He resolved to "secure an education or die in the attempt," as he himself has declared. It is strange that with an ambition to practice law, and going with those students who made light of religion "in their jests at the pious," this 's Christian Church Pavl young man should ultimately prove the founder of a great religious refor mation. In the end he became the pastor of a Presbyterian church at Cane Ridge, Ky. It was here that he discovered ho was not in accord with the relig ious ideas of that age. Here, too, was held that remark able revival in 1801. It almost gave at that time a national fame to this little place in the cane brakes of Bourbon county. Here is a descrip tion of one of the meetings, by an eye-witness. "When the ground had been clear ed, seats of roughly hewn logs were prepared ; over these seats a roof of clapboard was erected, a rude stand constructed for the speakers, houses of log3 or tents erected. The attend ance at this meeting was enormous, having been estimated at twenty to thirty thousand persons. The relig ious duties were kept up day and night without ' intermission. There would be a half a- dozen preachers at the same time in different parts of the grove. The hospitality was free and lavish. At night the scene was weird in the extreme, hundreds of candles and torches throwing their uncertain light upon the tremulous foliage, the solemn chanting of hymns, impassioned exhortations, earnest prayers, sobs., shrieks or shouts burst ing from excited persons. The sud den spasms that seized upon scores and cast them suddenly to the earth, all conspired to invest the scene with terrific interest and to work up the feelings to the highest pitch of ex citement.' - This revival, whatever nay be thought of ' its manifestations, pro duced another great crisis in relig ious history. Barton W. Stone had a Returns Wedding Presents. The wedding presents received In expectation of the marriage of J. A. C. McColman and the daughter of the Lord Mayor of London, which did not take place because McColman with drew' at the last moment, are being returned, to the number of 300. Among them is a superb . diamond necklace from the London Court of Al dermen, and a pair of diamond ear rings and set of table silver from the Common Council. ! : -H ; m V4 new vision whica . Julted in him and several followers rejecting the party name which they had so long worn and calling themselves simply Chris tians. Such was the origin of the Disciples of Christ." But Ireland and Scotland had a great share in the development ol this movement. Thomas Campbell, a Presbyterian minister, left Ireland to find health in the New World. A year later his son, on the way to join his father, was wrecked on the coast of Scotland, and entered Glasgow uni versity. When the reunion came in 1809 father and son found themselves thinking very much alike. In that year the famous "Declaration and Ad dress" was issued, in which Thomas Campbell and those associated with him declared their intention of taking the Bible alone as their rule of faith and practice. Such a stand naturally produced opposition that has not yet died entirely away. Alexander Camp bell was at times bitterly received when be went back to Great Britain. But Campbell's influence in history is unmeasurable. "Surely," said Geo. D. Prentice, "in his essential charac ter he belongs to no party, but to the world." Gen. Robert E. Lee picked him out as one of the highest representatives of the race. These men, with Walter Scott, re lated to the "great Sir Walter Scott," were the forerunners and leaders of a large number of preachers who v ent about the country preaching the Reformation of the Nineteenth Cen tury. The convention will cover a week, beginning with a concert the night of Oct. 13, and ending with "Disciples of Christ Day" at the World's Fair the following Thursday. Noted speak ers and leaders will be present from all parts of the United States and abroad.- ' The Disciples of Christ, when the World's Fair directors decided they could not have a building devoted to religion, determined to erect a build x '--v 1 lion at World's Fair. ing of their own. This they have done the only exhibit of its kind upon the grounds. Here all the socie ties represented in the convention, as well as the colleges and publishing interests connected with the church, have their displays. The building ia partly modeled after the library of Alexander Campbell at Bethany col lege, which he founded; Many of the colleges will have banquets during the convention, and one Christian Dr. W. T. Moore. A favorite pupil of Alexander Campbell, and for many years a leader in pulpit, press and college. College, of Columbua; Mo. has been assigned a day at the fair Oct. 18. It is one of the oldest and most pop ular woman's, colleges west of the Mississippi. Asks Annulment of Divorce. A San Franciscan named Frederick Muller got a divorce from his wife several months ago on the ground of desertion and cruelty. Later she was committed to an Insane asylnm. - Now he has had the decree of divorce set aside on the ground that he believes her mistreatment of him was due to the condition of her mind, and that he wishes to care for her during the peri od of her infirmity and afterward in the event of her recovery. rtVITIi THE WORLD'S BEST EARLY MARRIAGES AND SUCCESS We are used to look grave when a young man takes a wife unto himself with what seems to us to be undue precipitation, and if presently we see a young family growing punctually up around him maybe we wag our heads a bit and say it was a pity that young Buxton 4id not wait until he had got a round or two further up the ladder. We say we don't like to see a likely young fellow overweighted at the start, and we know of men of prom ise who incurred domestic blessings so early In life and in such numbers that all their lives they never did bet ter than to stagger on under their load. We say they never had a chance-to get where, they belonged, and we fear it is going to be so with that young Buxton. But if Buxton ias got his start and seems to be the right sort, and if that demure young Lucy seems to have some hard sense and due constancy, in whatever disguise under her rib bons and muslin, let's not croak un duly tor forecast, a lot of bogy trou bles that are not actually in sight. Keeping body and soul together is not quite so desperately complicated a task as some of us have grown to think it. Lots of people don't starve to death. Metropolitan Magazine. THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. We scarcely appreciate what a treasure we possess in our English tongue. The vocabulary of English has been enriched by plunder, from every land and adapted to any idea, and a tongue which welcomes acces sions when those are necessary. It is not by its intrinsic virtue, however, that the English language is spreading and is becoming the cosmopolitan me dium of communication, but rathea by the increasing importance of the peo ple that speak English. The British and the Americans control a large por tion of the world's trade. Their in fluence is felt everywhere. They sell to everybody and everybody wishes to sell to them. Verily, the English lan guage has come forward since the time when Bacon, despairing of the perpetuity of the English tongue, translated some of his works into Latin. San Francisco Bulletin. THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE. It is not well to be without knowl edge; and to have a well-stored mind is a source of great enjoyment to its possessor. When knowledge is to be acquired from books, much depends upon reading one book well rather than from the number or variety of books from which information is sought. Much may be learned from observation. Not so much from try ing to remember everything that is passing, but by carefully selecting a few of the most important facts. "It is not the man who has seen the most of the world who knows most of it, but he who has seen what is best worth seeing, and has well con sidered what he has seen." Sometimes an intimate acquaint ance with what is happening in the world is missed through unwilling ness to ask questions. This unwilling ness may arise from a fear of being troublesome, or, again, it may be oc casioned by a proper desire to find out for one's self rather than to be de pendent on another. Most commonly it is the result of false pride. To ask for information implies ignorance, and some persons, rather than confess their ignorance of a subject and learh something by a reasonable amount of questioning, conceal their ignorance and learn nothing. Philadelphia Led ger. VAST EXPORTS OF MANUFAC TURES. It cannot be said that we are a pas coral people. For the first time in the history of the country the value of United States exports of manufactured goods has this year exceeded that of agricultural products. For a long time America has been regarded as the granary of the world a vast farm with storehouse attached upon which the artisans of Europe might draw indefinitely. Europe was making things while we were raising things. It is significant that in 1904 the United States has excelled in manufactures her previous efforts in food-producing. We are to-day making more things to sell than we are raising to sell. Vast as is the exportation of grain, cotton and meats, manufactured goods have mounted to the first place. Detroit Tribune. COMPETITION IN TITLES. If only this discovery of a traffick ing In foreign titles had come sooner, perhaps we might have been spared some talk about international mar riages "for a coronet." Why should a thrifty millionaire pay a good slice out of his fortune for the sake of get ting a bunch of crested notes of-hand ir to the familyr at the further sacri fice of his daughter's well-being, pos sibly, when he can purchase a German baronetcy for $50,000, or a lesser, but still very respectable, degree of no bility for $30,000, to say nothing of Spanish and Portuguese mark-downs? Certainly here is a laudable enter prise being nipped in the bud. Bos ton Transcript. WRITERS1 RISE OF CIVIC HONESTY. For ten years public morals have become so vitiated by the prevailing code of party ethics that he who ex poses the public officers in their semi legalized looting has been viewed as an enemy ot. his party. Only within the last four years has there been, growing among the people any con siderable sentiment favorable to the public servant who exposed a fellow servant whom he caught stealing. But with the visible growth of moral per ception in matters political among the people the lever of the party system may begin to act for the people. But when civic honesty is as force ful in America among the whole peo pie as the sentiment is against un chastity, for instance, when civic hon esty is backed by a sentiment for which people are willing, to sacrifice their personal comfort and pay extra taxes to maintain, then, and not be fore, will personal honesty become tho best policy for government officials. To bring about such a condition means more for America than the ad justment of tariffs or the establish ment of any kind of currency. Wil liam Allen White, in McClure's. THE PATIENT BRAIN. The brain is one of the most pa tient and industrious organs of the body. It can be induced, by good treatment, to perform prodigies of la bor. Few realize its capabilities and endurance. But it is sensitive. It will not long brook abuse. It briskly responds to the whip at first, but i the lash is laid on too hard and too often it balks. It insists upon having plenty of good, red blood when it works hard; and good, red blood is made from wheat and roast beef, not from pie a la mode, lobster salad and cocaine or whiskey. The most essen tial thing for the man who works with his brain is plenty of sleep. Only in slgep does the brain find the rest and refreshment that are neces sary to maintain its vigor and integ rity. Chicago Tribune. TREATMENT OF HABITUAL CRIM INALS. The test of the habitual criminal ia the lack of response to reformative influences. The beginner in crime, whatever his temperament or his ap parent hardness of heart, is entitled to at least one opportunity to show whether he is thus amenable to re formatory influences or not. If not and he persists in criminal action, the interest of society would seem to demand the indeterminate sentence and he must be made to understand that, having forfeited his chance to shape his own career, he belongs to the state, and that whether his im prisonment lasts for a shorter or longer period depends upon himself. rsiew York Times. ANOTHER TOY OF SCIENCE. A few years ago the scientific sen sation was liquid air, as recently it has been radium. Liquid air was to turn all our wheels, heat our houses in winter, and cool them in summer liquid air was to destroy our garbage, anaesthetize all our pain and usher in a new era. It was soberly argued by men who made claim to scientific knowledge that liquid air could be used to run compressors to make more liquid air and thus, with a thim bleful at the start, a force could be created strong enough to pry the earth from its orbit. . A sad commen tary on these high hopes is an item, to the effect that judgment of $573 against the company owning the pat ent has been returned unsatisfied. Liquid air is as wonderful as it ever was, but wonderfulness is not useful ness. Science also has its toys. New York Globe. SOUR MILK AS A LIFE SAVER. Some actresses have advertised that they take buttermilk baths (and it is better to take buttermilk baths than none at all), but it remained for Prof. Elie Metchnikoff of the Pasteur institute of London to discover the efficacy of sour milk as a life-preserving potation. It is feared that many persons will be so unappreciative ot the scientific achievement of Prof. Metchnikoff that they would rather take on age than take in sour milk. However, if it came to the last pinch, where a man must decide between the cold grave and a glass of sour milk, some of the more timid would doubtless take the milk. Washington Star. A SUBSTITUTE FOR COTTON. Ramie, a plant extensively grown in India and China, is recommended by a writer in the British Trade Review as a substitute for cotton. Those who have made an exhaustive study of the plant say that it is the textile o the future, for it can be more cheaply cultivated and is not subject to the ravages which devas tate cotton fields. As yet there are no machines for the proper treatment of the fiber, but such machines would be rapidly forth-, coming as soon as there was a valid demand for them. A cheap substitute for cotton would almost work an industrial revolution, Boston Globe.