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The Western Kansas World
H. S. GIVLER, Pub. WAKEENEY, KANSAS. Is It due to a yearning for the high er life tha; society women are taking up ballooning? The great trouble with being a cash buyer is that you have no credit? when your cash runs short. "Are we civilized?" asks Prof. Trlggs. Don't allow your judgment to be warped by isolated cases. . The movement for cleaner money is all right, but it should be accompanied by a stern demand for more of it- Some people actually seem to be disappointed because France has changed presidents without a revolu tion. Johann Hoch declared that he died an innocent man. The more import ant question, however, is, did he live that way? Woman, says Fulda, the German playwright, is first in , modern art. Well, modern art is realistic and true to nature. However, Mansfield may be serious about it. You remember that other actor, Jim Jeffries, retired when he said he would. America sent 722,000,000 cigarettes to China last year. At this rate the yellow peril will soon be on the other foot, so to speak. France's new president began life as a blacksmith, but he did not com mence to rise until he had stopped using his hammer. When you can tell yourself to for get your troubles as you tell your neighbor toforget hers, you will have .made a great discovery. Running down the popuiace in an automobile appears to a much more serious offense in Italy than in some places you might mention. A New York contemporary writes several stickfuls about Gotham man ners. The chapter on snakes in Ire land required but half a line. Richard Mansfield's announcement that he is going to retire in 1909 . is a reminder that comparatively few peo ple think more than a year ahead. A Connecticut woman died at the age of 105, and there is still an older woman in that state. They got their start before the age of food adulter ants. Many Russian liberals have no con fidence in the douma. They fear that the czar will have no difficulty in making it turn handsprings and loop the loop. If Mansfield and Bernhardt do act together in her theater in Paris, we'd like to wager a small sum that the best play of the engagement will be "The Tempest." The Medical Record has an inter esting article on "The Modern Con ception -of Matter," but it doesn't help the layman to find out what is the matter with him. The ruling passion is strong in the richest woman in the world, Mrs. Walker of Philadelphia, who is going to live over a store. No bargains will get away from her. Dueling is a great thing. After a man's wife is stolen, it must soothe his feelings considerably to have a few inches of steel run between his ribs by the abductor. The Japanese appear to be of the opinion that by taking thought, accom panying it with suitable diet, they may be able in process of time to add something to their stature. An amateur scientific sharp sug gests that maybe the stars cause the earthquakes. This Idea is certainly more plausible than the theory that the earthquakes cause the stars. If we had a grudge at a nervous man we should inveigle him to some spot where he had to see a woman sit in a rocking chair, and rock, and chew gum. while she did embroidery work. The courts at Dresden have award ed Mme. Schumann-Heink the fortune of her late husband on the ground that it was earned by her. There is nothing violent about that kind of reasoning. Pat Crowe says his conscience was all that restrained him from stealing $10,000,000," and that would . probably not have restrained him such an aw ful lot" if he had known where there 'was $10,000,000 lying around loose. One of the New York papers says that Queen Margherita of Italy ex pects to stop a week In New York before beginning her automobile Jour ney. And yet . nobody has ever stopped a week since Joshua stopped the sun. Now they are discussing the Ques tion whether or not married men are the best Jurors In a murder trial where the defendant is a girl. There's one advantage in having married men serving on the Jury. Their wives know where they are. Details of the Recent Disaster in Society Islands Not Yet Received TAHITI C yj 1 - 4xjuvp meson. X f3 NEW 7TI1 INT. S 2fAf ftp 7AfflTl WCATIOJi fSLAVD t MrVW.tSJ The Position of the Isles Swept by the Great Storm Is Shown by the Map. The Pictures Are Those of a Native and Harbor Scene. The officials of the Department of State have received no advices re garding the tidal'wave and hurricane FORETELLS ACTION OF TIDES. Wonderful Machine Used by United States Coast Survey. A machine that prophesies is an engine in use by the coast survey at Washington, D. C, which can and does predict the time of high and low tide for a given locality, and makes these predictions for a year in advance. Its performance is not limited to a year. but that is the maximum of work it is usually called upon to do. It Is com pact and delicate to a degree not easy to appreciate. To make these tidal predictions, which are issued in the form of a fat book of tables every year by the survey, the machine is first set, then operated by hand. As may be surmised, the setting of the machine is the point at which accurate mechanism and the human brain join forces. There are nineteen factors to be determined in making tidal pre dictions. Each factor : alters an the rest. Hence the machine is so con structed that an alteration of one fac tor has its -effect on the others. How this is done is understood in a meas ure by noting that there is a getting of nineteen dials, with pointers. Each pointer is on a pulley mounted eccen trically' on its shaft, and over this pulley passes a chain which goes from one to another. Obviously if the ec centricity of one pulley is altered it has its proportionate effect on all the rest. The engine was invented by Prof. William Ferrell, who presented it to the government without charge for his Idea. It cost originally but $3,500 and. does the work of forty ex pert computers. Virtues of the Apple. An apple eater is rarely either dys peptic or bilious. The apple is an ex cellent dietetic remedy and corrective, acting beneficially upon the liver. It will correct a sour stomach almost im mediately. It is invaluable in curing hemorrhoid - disturbances, and pre vents the development of stones in the bladder and liver. It is a good preventive of sore throat, and be cause of the abundant amount of phos phorous that it contains, possessing more of this element than any other fruit or vegetable. It is regarded as a valuable brain and nerve food. Made Fortune Breeding Sheep. Charles Cunningham, a native of Galway, Ireland, went to Oregon thirty years ago and got a job as sheep herder In a year or two he went into partnership with a friend in the sheepraising business, but soon bought him out. Gradually he in creased his flocks until he became known as "the sheep king" of the section In which he lived. Now he announces his coming retirement from active life, having sold his ranch for a sum not far from a million. He was the first to bring imported sheep into Umatilla county, Oregon. Evolution of Tools Slow. The stock of tools increased slowly with the slowly growing needs. As these multiplied, and the natural sup ply of raw material diminished, the latter was supplied by the manufac ture of artificial flakes. When the lesson of associating definite forms ef Implements with definite uses was learned, special types arose, notably the almond shaped implement and the poniard. Then came the transition from the eolithic to the paleolithic, and man is on at least piebJstoric ground. which swept over the Society islands. There is no fable communication with Samoa and the department does not expect to hear any official news of the "disaster for at least a week or two. , One report places the number of dead in Tahiti and adjacent islands as high as 10,000 and the property loS3 at $5,000,000, but this could no be con firmed by officers of- the steamer Mari posa, which has arrived at San Fran cisco from the scene of the disaster. It is affirmed beyond doubt, however. that seventy-five buildings in the city- oi jrapeeie aione were aesuojeu, auu suburbs. The building of the Amer- ican consulate and French government r.iillHno- rnIlar.coH o rwl trio F"n-lish consulate was seriousjy damaged. It will require years to restore the is lands to their former state of prosper ity, and a general appeal for succor has been made. The village of Tarona was complete ly swept away. A settlement of sev eral hundred Cook Islanders, British SERVE ADOPTED COUNTRY WELL French Foreign Legion Has High Rec- ord for Gallantry. Great honor has been done to that unique corps, the Foreign Legion,- the like of which exists in no other army than the French. One of the last de crees signed by M. Loubet has been that conferring the Cross of the Le gion of Honor upon the regiment. which will now display the order on its colors. The Foreign Legion con sists solely of foreigners, chiefly Alsatians, Germans, Italians and Span iards. All, of course, are volunteers, and many are deserters from their own country. Yet these men have time after time stood by their adopted flag to the last gasp, and no French regiment has a higher record for sheer gallantry than the Foreign Legion. Paris Letter to London Telegraph. FOUR ARE UNDER INDICTMENT. Informer Is to Stand Trial with Men He Accused. The grand jury at Caldwell, Idaho, returned indictments for murder against Charles H. Moyer, William D. Haywood, George A. Pettibone, Harry. Orchard and Steve Adams. . Their trial is set for April 24. A separate indictment, covering the same charge, was returned against Jack Simpkinswho is not yet in cus tody. - Protecting the Forest Preserves. The government has recently sold to contractors 1.500,000 railroad ties to .be cut on the Yellowstone Forest reserve in - Montana. After the fire, spruce and pine ties are cut and re moved there will be left a plentiful stand of young timber which in a few years will be of mechantable dimen sions and find a ready market. By the pursuance 'of a policy of protec tion for the great forest reserves, thus preventing the raids of thieves and the destruction by fire, they may be made a source of revenue for all time. Philadelphia Record. Wealthy Youth Works as Clerk. Young Marshall S. Morgan, son of the multimillionaire traction magnate. Randall Morgan of Philadelphia, has gone to work as a clerk in the office of the Cincinnati Traction Company. There he will acquire education for the-next few months. He will be taught all kinds of deals. Young Mor gan's duties are net confined to any special class of work. He will look into the street car building and street car running and street car line ma nipulation in all the various ramifica tions. subjects was entirely destroyed, and one American named Seefeldt, who lived near "by, battled for 'hours with the waves before he was rescued. Many fine homes in Taumao were de stroyed. x The , heaviest loss of life. It is feared, occurred in the lagoons of the Tuamotu Islands, the guardian of the quarantine station being among those who perished. The schooner Papeete was submerged near Anaa, and the sailors had to be lashed to the vessel. All the government buildings an J dwelling houses and the Catholic church in Fanaran were washed away. All the important buildings on Mo tauta Island were destroyed. Through out the path of the storm breadfruit cocoanut, banana and plantain trees were blown down, and the result will be a tremendous hardship to the na tives. The islands Moorea, Huabeni, Rait tia and Tohaa, of the Society group, sustained damages to the extent oi about $100,000. BEAUTY AND RICHES IN TEXAS. Great State in Itself a Magnificent Empire. The new Granite State of Texas whose magnitude of granite deposits probably outrank those of any other state. It could with equal fitness be styled the foremost cattle state; and, judging from its famous undeveloped iron ores, it may become a center of metallurgy. With but a fraction of its acres devoted to "grain, it produces nearly 200,000,000 bushels a year of wheat, corn and other grains. On 15 000,000 acres it is annually growing nearly $300,000,000 worth of agricul tural products. Texas is an empire with less than one-tenth of its area un der cultivation a fraction so small that it might be cut off one side the state without being missed from the other; with a population of 3,000,000, and easily able to support 50,000,000, with a variety of soils suitable for ev ery crop from that of the tropics to that of the higher altitudes of the temperate zone, with great water pow ers yet unutilized; with a wealth of mineral resources defying description, a beauty of mountain scenery un known and unappreciated by the world at large, and a charm of climate un surpassed in the United States, vary ing from cold regions like the north west to sunny areas where roses bloom throughout the winter. Chi cago Tribune. Schwab's Gift to Native Town. A New Yorker who is constantly doing generous acts without attract ing special attention to them is Charles M. Schwab, the young steel master. He was born in the village of Williamsburg, the sleepiest place in Pennsylvania, except Loretto. to which his family moved. When Schwab got rich he built a paper mill at the place of his nativity, "merely to liven it up." He made it -a co-op erative affair and got everybody in terested. He supported the enter prise until it was upon a self-support ing basis and then he turned it over to the town. It is quite a money maker and has lessened the taxes no ticeably. International Exposition Prizes. In connection with the coming in ternational exposition at Milan the king of Italy will give $16,000 in prizes, as follows: Two thousand dol lars each for the most artistically fur nished room, the best public automo bile, flying machine, workingmen's house, and the most useful invention for Italian industries and $1,000 each for the best automatic coupler motor boat, best means for distribution of milk, best brass band, best horse ex hibit and the best indicator for high- power currents. The prizes will be awarded to any one exhibitingat the exposition and the competition is open to the world. Bering Strait. The narowest part of Bering strait, which separates Asia from America, is near 66 deg. lat., between East Cape, in Asia, and Cape Prince of Wales, in America, where the capes approach within 36 miles of each oth er. The English channel at its nar rowest point at Dover, England. Is 20 miles across to the French coast. The length of the Panama canal .will be 47 miles, the breadth 100 feet, and the minimum depth of water. 35 feet. The estimated cost is over $225,000,- 000. New Rolling Pin. A Pennsylvania man has invented a rolling pin which . has an attach ment which feeds flour on the dough while the latter is being rolled, thus preventing the rolling pin sticking to the dough. The rolling pin carries a trough and a dredger for flour, by which the dough is more or less cov ered while it is under manipulation on the molding-board. The rolling pin is of any suitable construction the handles being detachable and the roll turning on the handles. The ends of the trough are attached to the handles and extend above the top of the roll, the sides of the trough ex tending so close to the roller that the latter can barely turn without contact with the trough. Thus the rolling pin is surmounted by a trough, which is open at the bottom, save as the roller itself forms a bottom to the trough. Inside the trough is a hollow cylin der, formed of perforated sheet metal, the cylinder moving within the trough and closed by a cover. When the cylinder or dredger is partly full of flour and is placed on top of the roller the latter can be so operated as to sprinkle more or less flour onto the roller, whence it will be carried onto the dough. A little experience gives i i if I ii iHUj Distributes the Flour. great facility In the use of the rolling pin, so that the dredger can be made to drop just as much flour (or fine sugar, as in rolling out cookies) as is necessary. Patent Office Breaks Records. The year 1905 broke the Patent Of fice record. The total receipts were $1,850,000, and the department enjoy ed the distinction, rare in govern ment affairs, of paying its own ex penses and turning over to the Treas ury a profit of $327,000. More than 31.000 patents were granted during the year; that being the largest number in the history of the office. At this rate the total num ber issued since the establishment of the department will soon reach the million mark. Just now the automobile industry Is the chief field for the inventor. There has been a great falling off in pat ents on agricultural machinery,-where there is supposed to be little room left for invention. Beneficial Effects of Yawning. Yawning is beneficial. It serves the purpose of lung ventilation. The lungs are not filled or exhausted by ordinary respiration. There is a cer tain quantity of air which physiolo gists call "residual air" left in the re cesses of the lungs after the ordinary respiration. This In time becomes vi tiated and affects the blood, and, through it, the nervous centers. The result is a yawn, which is really a stretching of the respiratory chamber to its fullest capacity and the filling of it with freshly inspired air. which drives the vitiated air out. Yawning also opens, stretches and ventilates the vocal, nasal and auditory cham bers in immediate connection with the mouth. Ancestors of the Dog. Dr. Lindsay Johnson, the celebrated opthalmologist, says that the dog has two ancestors, one round-eyed, the other oval-eyed. The first is the hy ena, the second the bear, through the raccoon. All dogs descend from these animals. The "corpus niger," or black body of pigment in the eye of the horse, which has puzzled veterinar ians, naturalists and zoologists so much, provides, through the opthal moscope. a new means of tracing the ancestry and relationship of the horse. It is the same 'eye curtain that is found in tropical animals (he onager. the camel and the antelope for pro tection from sunlight. New Street-Lighting Material. The Paris municipal authorities are extending their street-lighting trials with "iusol," a hydrocarbon recov ered as a by-product in making blast furnace coke. The light is said to be aven softer than that from alcohol; and a 100-candle lamp of the type hitherto employed costs only a farth ing per hour, while the domestic lusol lamp gives double the light at half the cost of a good paraffin lamp. One great nse of the new illuminant will be to form a reserve In case of un foreseen gas or electric light extinc tion. New Storage Battery. A Milwaukee firm has placed upon the market a new form of storage battery, light in weight, for which !t claims 100 miles on country roads on single charge. Habit-forming Medicines- Whatever may be the fact as to many of the so-called patent medicines con taining injurious ingredients as broadly published in some journals of more or less Influence, this publicity has certainly been of great interest in arousing needed attention to this subject. It has, in considerable measure, resulted ia the, most intelligent people avoiding such, foods and medicines as may be fairly sus pected of containing the injurious ingre oients complained of. Recognizing this fact some time ago, Dr. Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y., "took thne by the forelock," as it were, and published. broadcast all the Ingredients of which his popular medi cines are composed. Thus he has com pletely forestalled all harping critics and all opposition that might otherwise b urged against his medicines, because they are now op known composition. Fur thermore, from the formula printed on every bottle wrapper, it will be seen that these medicines contain no alcohol or other habit-forming drugs. Neither do they contain any narcotics or injurious agents, their ingredients being purely vegetable, extracted from the roots or medicinal plants found growing in the depths of our American forests and of well recognized curative virtues. Instead of alcohol, which even in small portions long continued, as in obstinate cases of diseases, becomes highly objec tionable from its tendency to produce a craving for stimulants. Dr. Pierce em ploys chemically pure, triple-refined p-lycerine, which of itself is a valuable remedy in many cases of chronic diseases, being a superior demulcent, antiseptic, ' antiferment and supporting nutritive. It enhances the curative action of the. Golden Seal root. Stone root. Black Cherrybark and Blood root, contained in "Golden Medical Discovery. " in all bron chial, throat and lung affections attended with severe cougns. as win oe seen Irom. the writintrs of the eminent Drs. Grover Coe, of New York ; Bartholow, of Jeffer son Medical College, Phila. ; Scudder, of Cincinnati: Ellingwood, of Chicago; Hale, of Chicago, and others, who stand as leaders in their several schools of practice, the foregoing agents are thm very best ingredients that Dr. Pierce could have chosen to make up his fa mous "Discovery" for the cure of not ouly bronchial, throat and lung affec tions, but also of chronic catarrh in ail its various forms wherever located. Bothered by the Lawyers. Widow If John had only made a will there wouldn't be all this diffi culty about the property. Visitor Do the lawyers bother you? Widow Bother me? They almost worry me to death. I declare I some times almost wish that John hadn't died. Write for a Sample Package of Garfield Tea, the mild laxative which cures constipation, sick headache and de rangements of liver, kidneys, stomach and bowels. Garfield Tea is made wholly of herbs. Address Garfield Tea Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. Send name of your ruggist. Harmonious. The Caller Your art gallery is a treat. This picture especially is de lightful; the values are so well balanced. . - . Mr. Porkham That's right. Frame $200,- picture same price. Puck. I TT C permanently cured. Noflttornmiinsftfr llld tlrst daT'faw of Iir. Klin'uret Nerr Restor er. Send for FKICK &2.00 trial bottle and creatine. PR. K- a. KJ.l K. l.tU-, Ktl A re ii sireei, fniiaaeiuaia, 1 Taught From a Window. A schoolmaster teaching from a window was an unusual sight recently witnessed in Gournoceral, France. The mayor had dismissed the schoolmaster' but the later barricaded himself in his school, so as not to be expelled pend ing an appeal to the prefect of the de partment. The town then beheld the extraordinary sight of the children, standing in the street outside, and be ing taught through the window by the schoolmaster. The teacher triumphed, for the mayor finally yielded. . Letter From Gold Coast. An English firm received this letter from one on the Gold coast: "Dear Sir: I am with much affectionate to write you this letter to say that I have seen your name in magazine, so try- best and send me your catalogue and so therefore you must hope me, and send me the catalogue, when you re ceive this letter send me as quickly, don't forget me, and I also too, I have nothing to say again, I with the com pliment to yours. I am yours faithfully. etc." Blood-Soaked Religionists. . Mohammedans of the Caucasus have a religious ceremony called "Chucksee Wucksee." It ' Is a ceremony In which the fanatics cut and wound themselves In the following ghastly fashion, ac cording to a travellor: "Each man. grasping a kinjal In his hand, brought it up in front and down on the crown of his head. Almost at every , stroke the blood gushed forth and soon one man after another became a stagger ing, blood-soaked figure." There is but little Christianity In a man starving his own iamily . oruer iu seuu luuutrjr away to I ' w ueamen. THE EDITOR. Explains How to Keep Up Mental and Physical Vigor. A New Jersey editor writes: "A long indulgence In improper food brought on a condition of nervous dyspepsia, nearly three years ago, so severe that I had to quit work entire ly. I put myself On a strict regimen of Grape-Nuts food, with plenty of out door exercise and In a few months found my stomach so far restored that the process of digestion 'gave me pleasure Instead of distress. "It also built up my strength so that I was able to resume . my business, which Is onerous, as I not only edit my paper but also do a great deal of 'outside' writing. "1 find that the Grape-Nuts diet en ables me to write with greater vigor than ever before, anf without the feel ing of brain fsg with which, I used to be troubled. As to bodily vigor I can and do walk miles every day without fat! cue a few sauares naprt to weary me before I began to live on Grape Nuts!" Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. There's a reason. Rpad the little book. "The Road to . WellvilW in xtkes.