The Western Kansis World
There I no Rochelle Salts, Alum,
Llmo or Ammonia In food made wits
In Franz Josefs Troubled Land
H. S. GIVLER, Pub.
VO V CTT- C J
The per capita wealth of the United
'States at this present time is $31.73.
That Russian who shot himself to
, Jirove his honesty merely returned a
If Rockefeller loans 1200,000,000 to
Russia we know who will own Russia
a few years hence. -
The Japanese are animated, per
iaps, by a laudable ambition to grow
-up with their country.
After living in New Tork a while,
Mark Twain defines a gentleman as a
biped who is not a lady.
In order to be on the safe side it
may be just as well to eat the un
canned varieties of fish.
Mr. Balfour has managed to squeeze
Into parliament, but he is likely - to
find it a very lonesome place. V t
It is announced that shoes are to
cost more. But let us hope on. It may
presently be cheaper to ride than to
Granting the correctness of the the
ory of evolution, there iriust have been
a time when there was no stork.
Yvette Guilbert is back in New
York, but is said to have no naughty
songs. Humph! Why, then, is she in
Count Witte's cabinet is breaking
up. This ought to relieve any kind
ling wood stringency that may exist
at St. Petersburg.
The savant who says everybody is
going blind because of electricity
can't scare us worth a cent. We've
seen about everything.
At least Washington should be
made as much of a "model city" as Is
possible with frequent congressional
sessions on the premises.
The feeling of Paris toward Jimmy
Hyde is very cordial, says a cable dis
patch. Any time Paris is cross with
a man who has $4,000,000!
Mark Twain Insists that he knows
veracity when he sees it a block away.
.Then why doesn't he cross the street
and make its acquaintance?
' Boni de Castellane says he is going
to be good hereafter, . unless, of
course, he should have the luck to get
his hands on some more money.
The Englishman who says that he
'can measure the one-seventy-millionth
part of an inch can safely defy doubt
ers to prove that he is only boasting.
The Chinese, even under Japanese
'leadership, are not yet ready to fight
the foreign devil. A premature move
jment will land them in the chop
A Pennsylvania woman drank caus
tic potash because her hair was turn
ttng gray. It did not restore the natural
color, but she won't worry about it
A Boston man who discovered that
he hasn't any bad habits to give up
(during Lent says that he won't be
caught that way again next year.
The ' Japanese have begun to use
"beer Instead of sake. This may not
make them taller, but it Is likely to
necessitate their letting out their
What has become of the old-fashioned
editor who never used to fill a
gap in one of his columns by asking
"what has become of the old-fashioned"
something or other?
The doctor who predicts that the
world will soon go blind from the ef
fects of electricity might give good
testimony on the progressive soften
ing of the brain from causes unknown.
Scientists claim that insanity Is
caused by microbes. If proof is want
ed they can point to a large number
of people who have grown crazy over
microbes and others who are still go
ing. It has been decided that men may
eat dinner at the big restaurants in
New York without wearing evening
dress. This is another Important tri
umph for the advocates of personal
Speaking of human nature, the man
who kicks the hardest about the in
crease of 10 cents a hundred pounds
in the price of ice is generally the
man who pays 15 cents for two ounces
of It In a highball.
Now that Pierpont Morgan has paid
350,000 for Borne Robert' Burns: manu
scripts, the conviction of the average
-contemporary poet will be strength
ened that all he needs to get good
prices for his stuff is to be dead a
A New York doctor says that skele
tons should not be used In women's
classes in teaching the principles of
first aid to the Injured. "Women," he
declares, "are too feminine to see
skeletons it makes them nervous."
.And yet every woman has one.
MAP OF AUSTRIA-HUNGARY.
Distribution of the different raws Is shown by the lines and dots.. Four lan
guages are spoken in the territory covered by the dual government, and the key
illustrates where each preponderates.
Susan B. Anthony and Her
Work for Equal Suffrage
Susan B. Anthony was one of
America's famous women. She was
known in every state in the Union, and
her fame reached to all the great
capitals of Europe as the most able
leader in the woman suffrage move
ment In the world. She was known
for her earnestness, her singleness of
purpose, her courage, and her cheer
fulness under defeat. She gave wom
an a place in the United States that
woman did not occupy in 1853, when
she scandalized a whole community
by daring to speak in public of the
wrongs of her sex.
To-day American women are envied
by those of all other nations, and
stand comparatively free individuals,
with the exception . of political disa
bilities. During fhe fifty years which
have wrought this revolution, just one
woman in all the world (Susan B.
Anthony) gave every day of her time,
every dollar of her money, every pow-.
er of her being to secure this result.
She was impelled to this work by no
personal grievance, but solely through
a deep sense of the injustice which,
on every side, she saw perpetuated
against her sex, and which she de
termined to combat Never for one
short hour was the cause of woman
forgotten or put aside for, any other
object. Never a single tie was form
ed, either of affection or business,
which would interfere with this su
preme purpose. Never a speech was
given, a trip taken, a visit made, a
letter written in all this half cen
tury but that was done directly in
the interest of this one object. There
was no thought of personal comfort,
advancement, or glory; the self
abnegation, the self-sacrifice, was ab
solute and unparalleled.
Many Chances to Wed.
- Next to woman's suffrage, if there
was one live question in the world
upon which Miss Anthony had decid
ed opinions It was upon matrimony.
She had so many chances to wed that
she didn't remember all who asked
Miss Anthony had one beau who
wore a green waistcoat, but that Is
about all she does remember of him.
Once, in telling of other chances to
marry, she said:
. "Oh, they'd come shining around.
It was the thing to go to meeting with
them, and to all the socials and spell
ing bees, and sleigh riding and buggy
riding, and the girls counted how
many horses and buggies were' hitched
In front of another girl's house at one
time. What do you call them now?
Oh, yes scalps. In those days men
in general were afraid of a woman
who wrote a book, and one who
taught school was only a little better
off. If a woman got the reputation oT
having brains It was bad for her mat
rimonial chances. The men were
afraid of petticoat government, and
it took a good many smiles and bright
colors and curls to overcome this.
"Still, I had my share. I'll tell you,
I've always been busy, and men were
"They are all dead now, so none of
them can feel hurt. I would have
been a widow, no matter which I had
Her First Convention.
Miss Anthony attended her first
woman's rights convention in Syra
cuse, N. Y In 1852. At that meeting
she displayed the tendency to speak
oat her exact thoughts, which have
Kaiser's Daughter a Favorite.
The only daughter - of the German
emperor is the youngest of seven chil
dren. She is 13 years of age and is
"tall, angular and pale." This young
lady is called affectionately Princess
schen by the people, and is said to
be the only one of the kais
er's children who ever dares to
take any liberties with the august
head of the family. It is said that on
one occasion the emperor said: "My
daughter often forgets that I am Ger
man emperor, but she never forgets
that she la princess royal."
Mr L3L I
furnished entertaining stories for fif
Mrs. Oakes Smith, a fashionable
Boston woman of the day, was named
for president. Mrs. Smith appeared
at the convention in a low-necked,
short-sleeved white dress with a fancy
sacque of pink delaine.
Quaker James Mott nominated her
for the office, and this was more than
Quaker Susan B. Anthony could stand.
She rose in her place and said bold
ly that no woman dressed in the friv
olous fashion of Mrs. Smith could
represent the earnest, hard-working
women of the country, who, Miss An
thony believed, were asking the bal
lot. She carried the day, and Mrs.
Lucretia Mott was elected president
of the association.
Not long after that Miss Anthony
attended a second woman's meeting,
at which the speakers had such weak,
piping voices that they did not reach
beyond a few front seats. Miss An
thony got up and said: "Mrs. Presi
dent, I move that hereafter the pa
pers shall be given to someone to read
who can be heard."
Squelches Horace Greeley.
From the beginning of her work
Miss Anthony had the friendship and
support of Horace Greeley. He en
joyed, however, an occasional contro
versial tilt with her, and in one notable-
instance she had much the best
of it. "Miss Anthony," said Greeley,
in his drawling monotone, "you know
the ballot and the bullet go together.
If you vote, are you ready to fight?"
"Yes, Mr. Greeley," Miss Anthony
retorted instantly. "Just as you
fought in the late war at the point of
a goose quill."
At the Empress' Reception.
When Miss Anthony was in Berlin
several years ago she attended a re
ception given by the empress of Ger
many. Miss Anthony insisted on
standing. The empress was stand
ing. Why shouldn't she stand? Every
body else sat down, but she stood up
under her 84 years and said she In
tended standing until the empress
took her seat. A moment later a court
.functionary, splashed from head to
foot with brass and gold braid, came
up to the suffragist and said:
"Her majesty requests that you will
Miss Anthony sat down, but pres
ently bobbed up again, and explained
to the others present that maybe it
wasn't respectful to sit in the pres
ence of royalty.
But no sooner had the kind old
"Aunt Susan" arisen than the "major
domo," as she called him. came bow
ing back, and in the choicest German,
"Her majesty says she will be much
distressed if you do not sit."
Miss Anthony sat down and re
mained sitting until the empress
came up to her, and bidding her good
by, wished her a pleasant stay in Ber
lin. After Miss Anthony had
"escaped" from the place and had re
turned to her friends at the hotel,
they, having never seen an empress
outside a picture nook, began asking
what she looked like. One said, "Did
you kiss her hand?"
"Kiss her hand?" asked Miss An
thony. "No. Should I have done it?
I just bowed my head and told her I
was a Quaker, and didn't know much
about court etiquette, and she gently
told me to follow my own customs."
Two Clever Retorts.
Archbishop Temple had a ready .wit.
A fussy curate once asked him if an
accident which prevented the curate's
aunt from taking a ship, which after
ward sank, was an instance of provi
dential interference. Here's the re
tort "Can't tell; didn't know your
aunt." More unkind Is the reply
which Talleyrand is reported to have
made to a friend who was lying on a
sick bed. "I am suffering the tortures
of the" damned." said the afflicted man.
"What, already?" said Talleyrand,
with polite incredulity.
AUSTRO-HU NGARI AN DISPUTE
Something About the Cause " of the
The cause of dispute between Aus
tria and Hungary is of long standing
and must be settled by complete sur
render on one side or the other, says
the New Orleans Times-Democrat. It
was brought about by opportunists,
who, after the manner of that school
of politicians, in reaching the compact
in 1868, left disputes which they had
not the courage to settle to the set
tlement of posterity. When the com-,
pact was formed in 1868 there were
several points of disagreement, the
chief of which referred to the military
prerogatives of the crown. In the
drawing up of that compact, from
which was born the dual monarchy,
Koloman Tisza, father of the present
Count .Tisza, one 'of the Hungarian
leaders, insisted on the Introduction
of the Hungarian language of com
mand in the army and the develop
ment of a separate Hungarian army.
But the king was unalterably opposed
to this and Deak and Andrassy the
elder, great men of Hungary at that
time saw that the compact was about
to be wrecked, and they made a
bridge of the word "constitutional,"
which was meant to be ambiguous.
Ambiguity has always been the
mother of strife and it has proved to
be so in this case. Hungarians were
to understand that the royal preroga
tives in respect of the army were to
be exercised under "constitutional"
that is to say, parliamentary control,
while the king was expected to be
lieve that these military prerogatives
in respect of the Hungarian part of
the army were constitutional in the
sense of being recognized by Hungar
ian constitutional law, but not essen
tially different from the military pre
rogatives of the emperor of Austria.
This is a statement of the case re
cently made by M. Kossuth, according
to the London Times. The Hungar
ian leader admits that the phrase was
intentionally made ambiguous, and
he added that Hungary had since
been living in a constitutional fool's
paradise and now she saw the consti
tution tumbling about her ears.
It seems a small thing to demand
that the words of command in an
army shall be in one's own language,
but it is to be remembered that the
Magyar language is not the language
of Hungary, though it is the dominant
one, as the Magyar is the dominant
race. - There are Czech, Poiak and
other races who constitute about one
half of the population to whom the
Magyar language is anathema, and
who would much prefer that the Ger
man words of command should be
used in the army. The Magyars and
the Jews of Hungary are in close com
bination and stand firmly together on
all political questions. Together they
elect a majority of the members of
the diet, because they possess more
generally the privilege of the fran
chise. When the parliament meets
its temper will be such that it will
probably be dissolved by royal com
mand, or at least by order of Premier
Fejervary, who has 'already received
authority, from the emperor-king to
that end. Then is expected to come
This is one of the sticks of dyna
mite which have been lying around
loose in Europe for a long time, await
ing the spark which is to set it off.
The aged emperor, while naturally
conciliatory, has fully made up his
mind on this subject, and it appears
that the Magyars have as fully made
up theirs. Should revolution result,
the trouble would not be confined to the
limits of the dual kingdom in all
probability, for the neighboring na
tions have long since had an eye on
the prospective carcass of the empire,
upon the death of aged Franz Josef,
and Russia, Germany. Italy and per
haps other states would demand a
hand in whatever settlement is to be
Saved Life by Strategy.
Sir Harry Johnston, the famous ex
plorer, once escaped from a very tight
corner in Africa by a queer stratagem.
A score or two of murderous natives
had surrounded his tent, into which,
before rushing it. they sent an envoy.
The envoy was told the smallpox was
in the camp and a wretched Albino
was sent out as the awful example.
In five minute the scared tribesmen
had vanished. As Sir Harry well
knew, they feared the "white disease"
more than all the inventions .of Maxim.
' Maiden Enthusiasm.
I spoke of poetry. She listened;
While her eyes with pleasure glistened:
As an oracle regarded
Me, the when I interlarded
My remarks with choice citations
And some banal explanations.
Then, recovered self-possession.
She exclaimed with rapt expression
As a maiden will, you know, m
Accent mainly on the "so!"
"I'm so fond of the poets!"
I spoke of racing. Her attention
Jutted o'er the fourth dimension;
In her eyes was admiration
At my stock of information
In her earnestness no nicker
As I -plied it thick and thicker!
Till at last, enthusiasm
Overleaped attention's chasm.
And she broke the story, said.
With empressment. cheek of red,
"I'm so fond of the races!"
t spoke of Clarence. Now this Clarenct
Is the name my happy parents
Gave unto me when I entered
This world chilly and self-centered.
But when I, with skill mirific.
Though not crudely broad, specific.
Made allusion to my merit.
Never Joy or symptom near it
Came unto the maiden's eye;
Not e'en habit made her cry;
"I'm so fond of Clarence!'
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Paper Went to Old Address.
A subscriber to the Portsmouth
Chronicle taught his dog to bring his
paper to him each morning, giving the
subscriber an opportunity to read the
news in bed. The other day the sub
scriber called on the publishers to reg
ister a kick because of the non-deliv
ery of his paper. The next day he
called again. .He then explained that
the paper had failed to arrive because
he had changed his sleeping room.
The dog had continued to deliver it at
the old address, so to speak.
Big Tree in South of England.
The biggest tree in the south ol
England is said to be the king's oak at
Tilford, which stands on the village
green between two ancient bridges
over the river Wey, and is some 30
feet in circumference at a height of
six feet from the ground. It is men
tioned in the charter of Waverly Ab
bey, the Cistercian monastery close by,
now in ruins, which gave its name to
the work of Sir Walter Scott. This
giant tree is still In vigorous growth.
Church Fair of 1842.
Dr. A. J. Todd of Manchester, N. Hn
has a poster announcing a church fair
to be held under the auspices of the
Unitarian society in that city July 4,
1842. Ice cream, strawberries and
cherries were served as refreshments.
The announcement concludes: "Doora
open at 11 o'clock a. m. Admittance,
12 cents; children, one-half price.
Persons once admitted will not b
charged extra for a second Visit.' "" "
Headquarters for Postal Cards.
All the postal cards of the country
are made at Rumford Falls. Me,
where 50,000,000 are turned out eacr
month. All records were broken last
June when the figures went to 60,000,
000. The cards are shipped to four
distributing points, from which points
the smaller stations are supplied.
These points are Washington, D. C.
Cincinnati, Ohio, St. Louis, Mo., and
Troy, N. Y.
Really a Work of Art.
A. G. Smith of Brockton has re
ceived a unique present from an en
graver at New Haven, Conn., in the
shape of a cherry stone containing one
dozen silver spoons. The stone is in
two parts, which screw together, and
the spoons are arranged about on the
inside. The spoons are - perfect, and
large enough to be distinguished with
the naked eye.
Defense Was Absolute.
Summoned at a Dublin police court
for driving a bull without securing it
with a rope and a ring passed through
its nose, a cattle drover made a de
fense which absolutely floored the
prosecution. The bull had no nose!
Nothing so dramatic has happened
since a man charged with forgery
proved conclusively that he could
neither read nor write.
No Tails; Many Legs.
Mrs. D. P. Hutchins of West Deer-
field has two kittens which she guards
with care. Being of the manx variety
they have no tails, but, furthermore,
each has eight perfect legs, all of
which seem to be useful In their kit
Salmon Swallowed Pocket Knife.
On opening a rock salmon consign
ed from Aberdeen, a Carlisle . fish
monger found a pocket knife In the
stomach of the fish. The blade of the
knife was open, and the handle and
blade together measured nearly five
Inches in length.
Sisters Dressed Alike.
It Is an easy matter to pick out sis
ters in a group of children on the con
tinent, for girls of the same family
are dressed just alike. In the Breton
provinces, where the gala dress is
quaint, the effect is fantastic on fete
Pig Decidedly Out of Place.
A large pig escaped from the freight
yard at Brattleboro, Vt, the other
afternoon. The animal made straight
for the ladies waiting room at the
passenger station, from which strong
hold he was dislodged with difficulty.
Personal Property Worth Saving.
When the Booth liner Cyril sank In
the river Amazon, a wealthy Brazilian
banker was the only person who was
ible to save his personal property,
which consisted of a small handbag
containing 90,000 In bank notes.
Complies with the Pure Food Law
of all States. t
A Modern Romeo.
Amelia "Swear -not by the moon
the inconstant moon."
Augustus "Then what shall I sweat
"Swear by that which you hold In
valuable; something which is dearei
to you than all things else; something
that you cannot live without."
"Then, Amelia, I love you! 1
swear it by my salary."
Important to Mothers;
Examine carefully erery bottle of C ASTORIA,
a safe and sore remedy for infants sad children
and sea that It
b Vbs For Over SO Tears.
Ihe Kind Ton Rave Always Bought
A Tender Heart.
Hotel Guest in the West "So you
recently came from farther West?"
Waiter "Yes, sah; fram far West
Got disgusted wif de morals ob dat
section, sah. De Waitah's Danite
Union used to lunch guests wat guv
less nor one dollah, sah, an' I couldn't
stand that. No, sah! I don't con
sidah a man ought to be hurt unless
he gives less nor fifty cents, sah."
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any
ease of Cslsrrn that cannot be cored br Hall's
T. J. CHKSET CO., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, nave known P. J. Cheney
for tre 1wt 15 years, and believe him perfectly hon
orable In all business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made by his nrin.
VttDIMQ. KlHVAH & MaBVIS,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. O.
Ball's Catarrh Cora Is taken Internally, acting
directly opos the blood and mucous surfaces of tbe
system. Testimonials sent free- Price 75 ceil Is pel
bottle. Sold by alt Druggists.
Take Ball's Family Puis for constipation.
A Rich Man's Sport.
Mr. C. K. G. Billings, the owner ol
the fast horses Lou Dillon and Majoi
Delmar, is as much interested in auto
mobiles as he is in horses, and has
the largest private garage in America,
says the March World's Work. He
has 13 different cars and uses two
stables for their storage, paying $300
a month rent. He has a complete
workshop with lathes and other equip
ment for making repairs, and also an
electric charging plant which costs
about $ 1,000, a month to operate.
Every month he spends another $50
for lighting, and $225 for wages to his
head chauffeur. There are also three
oher chauffeurs who get $150 each,
and two washers to keep the cars
clean, who get $50 a month apiece.
He spends also every month about ,
$400 for tires, $100 for new parts, $200
for his chauffeur's clothes and food,
and large sums for gasoline and oil
It is estimated that his 13 automobiles
are worh $100,000 and cost from $25,
000 to $30,000 a year to keep in com
mission. ' Automobiling of course is
made exclusively a rich man's sport
when carried on so lavishly.
Our Leisure Classes.
"Have you any leisure class in youi
country?" asked the English tourist.
"Well, that's according to what you
call leisure," replied the citizen.
"We've got a lot of people - who sit
still and do nothing but complain
while the corporations they created
are robbing them blind. If that's
what you mean, then we've got 'em.'
GRAND TO LIVE.
And the Last Laugh Is Always the
"Six months ago I would have
laughed at the idea that there could
be anything better for a table bever
age than coffee," writes an Ohio wom
an "now I laugh to know there Is."
"Since childhood I drank coffee as
freely as any other member of th '
family. The result was a puny, sick
ly girl, and as I grew into womanhood
I did not gain in health, but was af
flicted with heart trouble, a weak aifj
disordered stomach, wrecked nervef
and a general breaking down, till last
winter, at the age of 38 I seemed to
be on the verge of consumption. My
friends greeted me with 'How bad you
look! What a terrible color!' and this
was not very comforting.
"The doctors and patent medicines
did me absolutely no good. I was
"Then I gave up coffee and com
menced Postum Food Coffee. At first
I didn't like it. but after a few trials
and following the directions exactly. It
was grand. It was refreshing and
satisfying. In a couple of weeks 1
noticed a-great change. I became
stronger, my brain grew clearer, I was
not troubled with forgetfulness as in
coffee times, my power of endurance
was more than doubled. The heart
trouble and indigestion disappeared
and my nerves became steady and
"I began to take an Interest In
things about - me. Housework and
home-making became a pleasure. My
friends have marveled at the change
and when they inquire what brought f
it about, I answer 'Postum Food Cof
fee, and nothing else in the world." "
Name given by Postum Co, Battle
. There's a reason. Read the little
book. "The Road to Wellville " in
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