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H. S. GIVLER, Pub., WAKEENEY - - - - - KANSAS President Castro's motto wems tc be: "Let your debts go and buy suns. Many homeless wanderer would like to change places with a scented society dog. Holland is in financial difficulties Evidently Queen Wilhelmina hasn't the softest of schnapps. If this hoopskirt foolishness goes much further, every woman will be her own airship next winter. When people are fond of airing other people's faults it generallj means that their own need deodoriz ing. . A Virginian who is 99 years old and has forty-four children is going to mar ry again. He has already done his part. O. C. Barber, the match magnate, is to build a $500,000 church. Sulphur may be well enough in this world, but . Partially to offset the loss occa sioned by the removal of young Mr Hyde, New York, City has imported a live gorilla. A Chicago tailor says that there are nearly 200 men In that city who wear corsets. There are some who ought to wear strait Jackets. Sim DIpp is again in our midst. Sim would cut more ice among the ladies if he would disguise himself in a clean shirt. Enid (Ore.) Echo. A New Jersey man of 70 has been sued- for alienating the affections of another man's wife. The love of money is the root of all evil. A California paper says bad water kills as many people as bad whisky does. Well, we don't have to buy the water by the glassful, anyway. A plot to assassinate King Peter of Servia was recently, discovered. But why should Peter permit himself to be worried over one plot more or less? A Connecticut poker player drew four aces and dropped dead. Five aces have had the same effect, only the death was not due to heart failure. London theaters are accused of cruelty to lower animals. What about the cruelty to their patrons Involved in the production of so many modern plays? Cincinnati women now go shopping without wearing their hats. This will make it easier for the ones who get in late to see "what is on the bargain counters. When the new rule for slim waists and long skirts goes into effect the physical culture movement will learn just how much of a pull it really has with the sex. Ex-Senator Stewart, who iias lost his fortune, is a man of nerve. He is going to try to Jerk another fortune out of the rugged and inhospitable rocks of Nevada. That Jersey City pastor who pro tests that hatless women distract the men's attention may not have noticed what effect hats have on the women members of his flock. Senator Martin of Virginia reports that it cost him $11,542.02 to be re elected. The 2 cents probably went for a postage stamp and the rest for drinks, cigars and cabs. Hall Caine says that he would rath er be the author of a great book than President of the United States. The Constitution alone would keep him from ever being President. If the ordinary man, as Marshall Field did, gave $25,000 wedding fees, he would think twice before beginning divorce proceedings and losing the re sults of such an investment. If for no other reason, we should like to live about fifty years longer so as to be able to remind some mild mannered, gray headed grandmother that we remember when she nsed slang. One of the- college professors de clares that the self-made man clogs progress. It might be added that the self-made man doesn't stand very high in the estimation of. his sophomore son, either. T. F. Hogan of North Tarrytown, N. Y., who weighs nearly 500 pounds, has married 100-pound Helen E. Fitzgerald of Jersey City. He must be prepared for more or less levity when he refers to her as his better, half. "Nothing but bombs-, said a profes sor of the University of Finland, . "makes an Impression on the Russian bureaucrats." "Impression" certainly Is a mild word to use, particularly if the bomb explodes under the carriage of the victim. " A man of the name of Hans Mo has resigned from the board of equalis ation at Sleepy Eye, Minn., just as James J. Pappatheodorkoumountour- geotoupoulos rises -to prominence in Chicago. Thus do the fates manage to keep things happily balanced. BATTLESHIP The United States battleship Mis sissippi, launched at Philadelphia, is urique among the big fighting ships of the world's navies. Its displace ment , of 13,000 tons is smaller than that of any United States battleship now being built, with the exception of the Idaho, a sister ship. The Mis- IN ASIATIC RUSSIA PEOPLE OF SIBERIA ALERT AND ENERGETIC. Western Spirit More Prevalent There Than in Any Part of the Empire Peasants Frequently the Possessors of Large Fortunes. . . "It Is a startling paradox that Asi atic Russia is more western In its spirit than European Russian.'Vwrites a traveler. "The great impetus of western energy and enterprise seems to be circling the globe, having cross ed the Atlantic, the American conti nent and the Pacific ocean. The trav eler from Europe begins to feel the Influence at Samara, a great business center on the Volga, the Mississippi of Russia. Here there are signs of commercial prosperity a bustle and stir of business unusual in Russia. The people are more alert and move with' greater energy. They are free from the deadly torpor of Russian life. East! East!. Farther est!' is the cry all along the great Siberian line. It corresponds to gclcg west in America. The farther east one goes the Impression strengthens until, at Kurgan, the first important Siberian town, one might almost imagine ore's self to be in one of the precocious cities of the western- states. t'Butter is booming in Kurgan. Everybody who can get hold of a cow is either m-'king butter himself or selling the milk to a dairy. And every drop of milk goes into the churn or into the separator. The children suffer. In the old days, when wheat was the staple product, each child had as much milk a3 it could drink. But now the fluid Is too pre cious fof domestic use, and the popu lation live upon bread and tea. From hundreds of versts around butter comes pouring into Kurgan, and yet the exporters cannot get enough. The peasant arriving in town makes his first call at the office of the union. There he can see a list of the latest prices . paid by each exporter. He naturally selects the highest, and then drives around to offer hi3 butter.' He will visit every firm in town before he will lower his price by a kopeck the pood. He demands cash payment and receives it. On the other hand, if he is purchasing machinery from any of these firms he demands a year or eighteen months' "credit, and he receives that, too. "Many of these peasants are men of comparative wealth. Several were pointed out to me as millionaires in rubles. The younger generation are displaying greater proclivities for spending than do their elders. They delight to drive smart and showy horses, and sometimes they will even pay a visit to Moscow and see life. The independence, intelligence and initiative of these Siberian - peasants are doubtless due to the fact that they have never been private serfs. They -Were fixed upon the land, it is true, but the land was crown domain. and they could not. be bought or sold. They never experienced the degrading and demoralizing domestic slavery to which the . private serfs were subjected." Will Drive East With Ox Team. Ezra Meeker, who left Iowa In 1852 and went to Oregon with a party who drove ox teams, will start from the Pacific- coast early next spring with a similar conveyance, and if possible will drive to Kainsville, Iowa. - He will follow the old emigrant trail ard has arranged to lecture at a number of places along the route. Japanese Inflated Over Success. Travelers returning from Japan are generally of oplrion that the mikado's subjects have ' become quite inflated over the result of their war with Rus sia. As one American puts iL "They are scratching their heads where the hat brim ought to be. A white man is a poor critter In their eyes. They seem to think that they can lick a German, an American or a Frenchman with the same ease which the white brethren of the Russians in other countries so gleefully dilated upon ir. the beginning of the war." MISSISSIPPI UNIQUE AMONG BIG issippi will be equal to many battle ships of 16.000 tons displacement and no vessel of the same displacement in any navy of the nations carries equally heavy batteries. The main batteries will consist of four 12-inch breech-loading rifles, in four turrets: eight 7-inch breech loaders, behind KNOW MOON IS NOT PEOPLED. Scientists Almost Able to Make Abso lute Assertion. The moon being much the nearest to us of all the heavenly bodies, we can pronounce more definitely in Its case than in any other, says Prof. Simon - Newcomb In Harper's Maga zine.. We know that neither air nor water exists on tie moon in quanti ties sufficient to be perceived by the most delicate t,ests at our commard It is certain that the moon's atmos phere, if any exists, is less than the thousandth part of the density of that around us. . The vacuum is greater MiEn any ordinary air-pump is cap able, of producing. We can hardly suppose that so small a quantity, of air could be of any benefit whatever in sustaining life; an arimal that could get along on so little could get along on none "at all. But the proof cf the absence of life is yet stronger when we consider the results of actual telescopic observa tion. An object s'lch as an ordinary city block could be detected on the moon. If anything like vegetation were present on its surface we should see the changes which it would under go in the course of a month, during one portion of which it would be ex posed to the rays of the unclouded sun and during another to the intense cold of space. ' PRISON RATHER THAN ANSWER. Threats Unable to Induce Woman to R?rly to Questions. Mrs. Sarah Peckham, a witness in the bankruptcy case of-Sarah Defaye & Co., milliners of Chicago, refused at the proceedings in New York to an swer questions put her by the referee, although three times adjudged guilty of contempt of court, and said she would go to jail rather than answer. She declared certain questions con cerned matters not pertinent to the case, and "I won't answer," T re- fuse," "1 won t tell you," was all the referee could get out of her. He fin ally gave up and adjourned the hear ing to report to his court. Commerce the Foe of War. The commercial union of the world now in process of development and proceeding in ever-increaslcg ratio of certainty and speed, through the ex tension of transportation lines and the opening of: regions that from the birth of the 'race till now have 'lain fallow. Is making more and more ab horrent the idea of destructive and too commonly fruitless contests, which interrupt industry', reverse prosperity, destroy enterprise, increase disease and crime and burden the masses with the obligations of sacrifice. Bet ter yet is the growing tolerance which Is felt by people of one race and faith for those whom bigotry and tra dition have consigned as opponents. Brooklyn Eagle. Minister Clings to Oriental Dress. Unlike most of the members of a the diplomatic and consular service of the celestial empire who come to this country. Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng, the Chinese minister in Washington, clings to the dress of his native- land. This is unusual, for generally the Chi nese" and Japanese of the better class quickly adopt American dress when they come to live in this country. But even more remarkable is the fact that the sons of the Chinese minister also continue to1 be clothed Jn the oriental style. WARSHIPS. easement armor, and two 21-Inch, sub merged torpedo tubes. Also three sec ondary batteries: Twelve 3-inch, six 3-pounders, two 1-pounder automatics, two 1-pounder rapid-fire guns, two 3 ipch field pieces, two machine guns an unusually heavy armament, and six automatics. This makes up GAVE LIFE FOR FAME PECULIAR CASE IN SUICIDE OF V YOUNG WOMAN. English Girl,, Writer of What She Be lieved Inspired Work, Died That She Micht Give to the World Her Important Message. Mis3 Edith Allonhy, the Lancaster school teacher, who recently commit ted suicide at Cartinel, England, left a written statement which is publish ed in the London Standard of Sept. 9. In it she says: "I have written a book (I wrote it four years since) which contains one of either two things truth or page upon page of blasphemy. I know it to be truth, but so simple that the world can hardly recognize it, and ; while I stand in the light I am afraid it can not be seen at all. When I am gone, and when it once has a fair chance of being read and discussed as it de serves to be, it will appear different from what it ever could do with me living. "No book ever was written by hu man hand more reverently or with greater purity of thought. I tried to publish it but failed. Since then I have gone on writing patiently and spending money willingly with the ejd in view of making an opening for it, .but I am afraid, so far as it is cen cerned, I am as near to it as I was four years since. Had 'The Fulfill ment' been less near to God and less sacred to me, I had fought for It well with earthly weapons, but it - was given to me out of the great silence, and I must give it to the world the same. That is the simple, honest truth of the whole matter. I have died to give God's gift to the world with as little stumbling block as pos sible." It appears that Miss -Allonby had published two works with a London firm anonymously. She had private means and took up teaching and lit erature from choice and not of neces sity. Her family are in possession of the manuscript of "The Fulfillment and it is stated that the Rev. H. W. Meeres is acting as their literary adviser. Hague Peace Palace. Said a prominent architect: "From what I have picked up at the clubs and about town, there will be at least ten American bids for the Peace Pal ace plans at The Hague for the Per- I manent Court of Arbitration." The prizes are not' large In money, but some glory will attach to the design er. The first prize Is 12,000 guilders, equal to only about $4,800. All ex planations are to be given in French. I can't for the life of me understand why they should not have demanded the new universal language, .Esper anto. It is said you can learn to speak it In a week and write it in a month." Expensive Economy of Time. Dispatches tell of the tragic death of a New Yorker under conditions that point a moral. - This man prominent, wealthy, presumably mas ter of his own time, and with no vital reason for undue haste -died on an elevated train in the metropolis from heart disease following the undue ex ertion of taking the station steps two at a time to catch an approaching train. He saved , the" two minutes' time Intervening between trains, bat lost his life. Rather expensive econo my. This instance simply illustrates one of the foolish and somewhat futile phases of the day. Persistent Woman Gambler- When In 1744 Lady Mordington, who had a , gaming-house In Covent Garden was formally charged with keeping a disorderly house she set the authorities at defiance, boldly claiming her privileges as a peeress of Great Britain and continuing to ad vertise her "assemblies"; and it was not until the House of Lords inter vened and declared that no person was , entitled to privilege of peerage against any prosecution for keeping a public gaming-houoe that her lady ship had to close her doors. JTrmfT-irm f!itv ?n all Mroitement nTpr the finding of oil near there. Somebody dynamited the Abilene jail, but damaged it only slightly. - Riley county, which has never owned a court house, has decided to build one. The Missouri Pacific freight truckers at Atchison have gone on a strike for higher wages. Elmer Dustin of Leavenworth and John KIggins- of Lansing are after the job of state parole ofiicer. Secretary Taft wants to liven up the Philippine commisson, a d, it is said, wants a Kansan for the place. The star worn by the under sheriff In Clay Center is said to be the lar gest official insignia in the state- The state printing plant has already saved the state $5,0UO on one job that of printing the legislative jour nals. This prediction is freely, made by the- Wilson County Citizen: "There"s going to be some state politics in Kan sas next year. A Wichita man attributes the scar city of tramps in Western Kansas-"this year to the prolific growth of soap- weed along the track. This is Old Home week in Lawrence and those who attend will be pleased to find that the Old Home hasn't changed much. This month's examination of the state treasury shows tuat 547,000 of state funds is still "on deposit" in the collapsed JJevlm bank in Topeka. The last census return seems to have given general dissatisfaction. judging from the way the state news papers are jumping on its details. The Ottawa Herald protests that there Is a good deal of lack of infor mation as to who Pallas was, and what business she had with priests. Irving is bragging about its brass band of eighteen members not one of whom drinks intoxicants in any form. or chews; and only three are smokers. Out In Mitchell county the fight against Hooligans is progressing to the point of a crusade against the young men who carry revolvers to a dance. The Iola Record expresses the hope that Miss Tarbell knows more about Standard Oil affairs than her writings indicate that she knows about Kan sas politics. Wichita ' and Newton are both talk ing of holding a horse snow. It has not been many years since the na tives of these towns referred to a horse as a cayuse. W. R. Cunmnghan, the Topeka auto thief, who was once suspected of the Miciium murder, escaped from the Lansing penitentiary after beating a guard, but was captured after a few hours. A. H. Heagan, manager of the Nov elty theatre, has "Jim Crow" seats for negro patrons. A negro who took a seat in another section' was ejected and has now sued Hagan for dam ages. It is proposed to hold a centennial celebration at the site of the Pawnee republic in 1906 to commenorate the hauling down of the Spanish and tnt hoisting of the American flag, by Capt. zeDuion m. rate. Freeport township, 'way out in Har per county, sent eighteen young men and women away to higher institu tions of learning this fall. The ten Harper county banks, it may be add ed, have $952,953 of ueposits. The Clay Center Chautauqua tried the plan this year of setting apart $000 for advertising purposes; and when the books were closed it was found there was a surplus of $3,000 on hand as a start for next year. Kansas City, Kan., Leavenworth and Wichita are known as the big sinners in the joint business, and the country press is optimistic enough to predict that within six months there will not be an open joint in either of those three burgs. From the Leavenworth Conserva tive of October 9, 1861: "By Captain Jenkins, who arrived here yesterday, we learn that General Sturgis has placed Kansas City under martial law, and appointed Colonel Anthony provost marshal. The culprit who recently attempted to burglarize the Abilene telephone exchange in the night time and carry off the hello girl met with a warm reception. The girl fired a couple of shots at him. Of course, she didn't him, but she scared him so that he hasn t been back. A circus showed in Concordia last week and its managers inquired of Richard Varer, the Missouri Pacific agent, the amount of the fare to Be- loit. The agent sized up the outfit and said $300. In a . short time a wagon drove up to the depot and dumped 600 half dollars on the plat form. Ross Stubbs says the money has been- raised for the Kansas City- Topeka electric line and that the work of building will commence shortly. The trouble with a great many Kansas enterprises of the kind is that work always is to commence "shortly," but is never finished In number of liquor dealers in the state Wyandotte county comes first. Leavenworth second, Crawford, third, Shawnee fourth, Sedgwick fifth, Cher okee sixth, Atchison seventh and Montgomery eighth. Nine counties in the state are free from liquor dealers Grant, Hamilton, Kearney, Meade, Morton, Scott, Sheridan, Stanton and Wallace. A section of land oct in Russell county, with no improvements upon it except the fence and a well, was sold last week lor $13,500 cash. It is somewhat of a coincident that the assessors' reports should show that Topeka lost 1,332 in population dnring the last year and that Atchison gained exactly 1,332. C. M. Harger of Abilene tells of an American at a London hotel who was tsked one evening: ,- "Where Is your home?" "I come from Kansas," re plied the questioned, endeavoring to preserve a -modest demeanor. "Ah, yes," commented the Englishman, "the largest state in the union." CONGRESSMAN GOULDEN Finds Quick Relief from Bladder TrouK bles Through Doan's Kidney Pills, Hon. Joseph A. Goulden, Member of Congress representing the 18th Dis trict of New York, also trustee of the Soldiers' Home at Bath. N. Y writes: Gentlemen:- . As many of my friends have used Doan's Kidney Pills and have been cured of kidney and bladder troubles, I feel it " my duty to recom mend the medicine, experience I know From personal Doan's Kidney Pills will cure inflam mation of the bladder, having experi enced relief the second day of using the medicine. (Signed) J. A. GOULDEN. Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-Milbum Co.. Buffalo. N. Y. He May Repent. Mr. Bryan asumes a tremendous re sponsibility by leaving the country for a year to its fate, and he may be com pelled to repent in sackcloth and ashes hat he permitted his curiosity to be hold strange lands and people to lure him from his place on the watchtower. It is noe recorded that either of the Gracchi left Rome while the crisis was still on. New York Globe. Just a Little Hair. "A strange hair can make a lot of trouble in a household," observed the philosophical citizen. . "What's the answer?" inquired the facetious citizen. "If it's found in the butter the hus band raises a rumpus, and if it's found on his clothing the wife throws a fit-" Louisville Courier Journal. AWFUL NEURALGIA Mr. PorterThought He Should Go Mad But Dr. Williams' Pink Pills Cured Him. "It seems like a miracle that Dr. Williams' Piuk Pills should have cured! my nenralgia, ' ' said Mr. Porter. They are certaiuly a marvelous medicine and, I am always glad to recommend them. "For two years," he coutiuued, "I had suffered almost unendurable pains in my head. They would start over my eye aiid shoot upward most frequently, but they often spread over my face, aud at times every part of my head and face would be full of agony. Sometimes tlie pains were so intense that I actually feared they would drive me mad. My eyes ached constantly aud there was always a burning sensation over my forehead, but the other pains varied, sometimes they were acute, aud again they were dull aud lingering. I could, uot sleep. My temper was irritable and. I .got 110 pleasure out of life. I tried 'remedy after remedy, but finding no help in any of them, I be came a despairing man. Even when I began to take Dr. Williams' Pink Pills 1 had no great hope of a cure. "That was iu December of 1903. . To my surprise, a change in my condition, took place right away. The pains grew less intense and the acute attacks were further apart, as I kept on usiug Dr. Wil liams' Piuk Pills. The improvement be gan with the first box, aud when I had. used six boxes I stopped. My cure wa complete aud has lasted ever since." Mr. Charles H. Porter lives at Ray mond, N. H. He is one of many trratef ol people who have found tliat Dr. Williams' Pink Pills will cure diseases of the nerves that have stubbornly resisted every other remedy tried. Not only neuralgia, but sciatica, partial paralysis and locomotor ataxia yield to them. They are sold by all druggists, or may be obtained directly from the Dr Williams Medicine Co- Schenectady, N. Y. After Riley When the frost Is on the punkln an th fodder's in the shock You can see us madly chasin 'round1 an 'round a city block, For the coal bin now is empty an The air is. gettln chill '. An' we got to buy some fuel with no coin to pay th" bill. . We have spent our summer's wage where the many pleasures flock An' th' frost that hits the punkir gives yours truly quite a shock. Will Be Cheaper. Life Insurance in some of the Eur opean companies costs just one-half as much as it does In this country. We shall get It much cheaper, however, when the leaks have been stopped and the graft knocked out of some of the big companies. Philadelphia Press. You can always borrow trouble without collateral, but it is a cinch, that you will have to pay. compound Interest at usurious rates. St Jacobs Oil . for many, many years has cared and continue to cure RHEUMATISM NEURALGIA . LUMBAGO BACKACHE SCIATICA SPRAINS BRUISES SORENESS 8TirFNESS FROST-BITES Price. 25c and 50c. OTvl MARK.