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The Western Kansas World
H. S. GIVLER, Pub. WAKEENKY, KANSAS. Will Princess Kna continue to say "After you. Alfonso, after she la married? It is said that insanity is caused by a microbe. That is why a crazy man is sent to the bug house. Will Mr. . Carnegie kindly lend us a million so that we can try to hold It And laugh at the same time? It Is to be hoped that this is the farewell tour the yellow peril is pre paring to put on in the far east. a mew jersey juuge nas ruiea mai beer is not a necessity of life. He had better keep away from Milwaukee. Scientists have discovered a new way of raising ships. What we yearn for is a new way of raising the price. Still, It doesn't follow that every man who refrains from laughing is a millionaire. Dyspepsia is as bad as money. Conceding that wealth lessens hap piness a large number of persons will remain firm in their determination to be unhappy. - Oil is being tried In Cuba for the ex termination of the mosquitpes. Per haps Mr. Rockefeller is down there working up trade. As there appears to be nothing do ing in Morocco, the European war cloud can pack up and resume its old stand in the Balkans. According to a household Journal, one of the best appetizers is .orange marmalade. Another good one is a day's work on a woodpile. It will be a long time, lust the same, "before the National Educational asso ciation succeeds in popularizing "thru." "blzness," and "tuf." It is given out that King Edward is lamed for life. Surgical science is not yet equal to the job of giving even a king a new tendon Achilles. London Truth remarks that so many Actresses are becoming peeresses that the aristocracy of the realm should be known as the actressocracy. Samples of adulterated whisky fur nished by Dr. Wylie were thoroughly enjoyed by a congressional committee. To the pure all things are pure. The sailing lists chronicle the de parture of Mme. Calve for Europe. .Also of Mile. Calve. And everybody il3 privileged to take his choice. Let yesterday be a happy memory ,and tot-morrow a sweet anticipation. iTo-day is the middle of the sandwich, and therefore the best part of all. In Africa there Is a tribe which is still living in the stone age. Not so different from the rest of the world, which is living in the age of rocks. Britain's .lawmakers are modest in their demands for salaries. Fifteen hundred dollars a year would not .seem excessive pay even for Mr. Bal four. According to a lady of some experi ence in the courts, the stars are against divorce. She's wrong. Stars .get divorced almost as frequently as chorus girls. One of the theatrical managers wept recently because the New York critics made fun of his play. But he would probably have felt worse about it If they had said nothing. Whistling, according to some doc tors, will do much toward the devel opment of a robust physical frame. It will also do much toward developing a tendency toward homicide. Mr. Labouchere is out of parlia ment, but he isn't above giving advice to his successor. Above all things, says Labby, eschew eloquence, and never be guilty of a peroration. The report of the death of the dow . ager empress of China has not been confirmed, and it Is, therefore, but fair to suppose that the emperor continues In a- horizontal position under the bed. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,' is the cong suggested by the news from Washington that the Austrian ambas sadress is running an auto which : leaves in its wake the odors of Araby the blest. Fashion has decreed the floating, flimsy auto veil must go. A veil on a 'ipretty girl Is a nuisance, anyhow, and this recent edict must meet the hearty approval of every man, whether or not he owns an auto. Chinese officials are naturally slow to act upon the report that the Dow ager Empress is dead. Persons who have acted upon previous reports of a similar nature have met the fate of the didn't-know-it-was-loaded experi- '.xnenter. ... One of the Vanderbilt ladies recent ly paid a big price for a thimble that . once belonged to Queen Elizabeth. Owing to its value as a relic, however, the owner of the thimble will not use it when she makes -her shirt waists this spring. Charles S. Francis of New York Made Minister to Austria Charles S. Francis of Troy, N. Y., formerly American minister to Greece, will- succeed Bellamy Storer as ambassador to Austria-Hungary. His name was sent to the senate March 19. He Is the son of John M. Francis, who was formerly ambassa dor to Austria and who served three years as minister at Athens. Mr. FOR THE AMATEUR GARDENER I He Has Wealth of Easily Grown Flow ers to Choose From. The beginner should try to grow a few varieties of flowers and learn their habits thoroughly, for in thor oughness lies success. He should not construct a garden in fancy out of the highly colored plates in a seed cata logue, and expect to produce it in real ity. But he should choose his plants with regard to the place he will grow them, and study their needs carefully. There is a wealth to choose from. For early spring flowers, for instance, there are the bulbs qf tulips, jonquils, narcissi, hyacinths, crocuses, snow drops and squills. It is best to plant them in the fall, then as soon as spring begins they begin to bloom, and produce a surprising amount of color. . The crocuses, snowdrops and squills may be planted in the lawn. and mowed down, for they flower very early, and will continue to bloom for several years. Jonquils and narcissi may also be left in shrubbery or in grass, where they are not cut; and they will bloom many years. The bulbs may also be planted in the early spring; any dealer will tell how. Sweet peas are deservedly popular, because of their ease of culture, pro fusion of bloom; dainty colors and de lightful fragrance. Plant them in any good garden soil, fertilized well with rich cow manure, in rows preferably running east and west. Keep the flowers well picked each day to pre vent seed pods forming, for like pan sies the vitality, of the plant is im paired by the production of seeds. The seed should be planted very ear ly in the spring, in trenches three or four inches deep, being covered only a little at first and the trenches grad ually filled as the plants grow. Few persons are acquainted with the merits of the gaillardia, or blan ket flower, which, is a hardy perennial and blooms in the summer in great profusion. It is about a foot high and has good stems for cutting. For an old-fashioned garden the new hybrids of French marigolds and zinnias, lark spur and fringed petunias are exceed ingly beautiful and furnish a wealth 3f bloom for cutting. Menu of Aged Salvationist. It is Interesting to - know what a man of Gen. Booth's age and vitality lives on. Here is his day's menu: For breakfast he takes a moderate quantity of buttered toast, with strong tea and an equal portion of milk. Be tween, breakfast and lunch he -eats a few raisins.. For lunch he has a bowl of vegetable soup with dry toast soak ed in it, vegetables, especially pota toes cooked in their jackets, and what ever green stuff is in season. Then he Bleeps from a quarter to half an hour. Tea Is similar to breakfast, with the occasional addition of a few mushrooms. For supper he takes in variably a plate of rice and milk. The World Full of Heroes. Yon find them here, there and every where. . They are not produced by governments nor laws, but by nature. Let the emergency arise and lo! here stand your heroes, all panopied with courage and ready for sacrifice. Whether or not any of them are. as Bernard Shaw would have.it, daring because they are afraid not to be whether they are outwardly brave be cause they are lawardly coward, does not alter the fa' that they risk -their lives to do gloriu8 deeds. Louisville Courier-Journal. . Francis is owner of the Troy Times, a newspaper -founded by his father. When a student at Cornell he repeat edly won the. single scull champion ship of the university and in 1876 made the time which stands as the world's intercollegiate record two miles in 13 minutes and 43 2-3 seconds. FROM STEAM TO ELECTRICITY America Likely to Lead the Way i in Movement, as Usual. It looks as though the day of steam were passing. In this prodigious change if it come America is likely to lead the way. Already there is a feeling in Europe that if electric loco motives are to replace steam the ques tion will be solved in this country. And the steam locomotive was never more powerful. Think of the speed it attains, of the loads it hauls! What did, the world know a few years ago of what the steam locomotive could do? Compare the machine of a few years ago with the one of to-day its size and speed. A ship does not con vey an iuipression of man's power to accomplish great things more forcibly than does a modern Americ'an rail way train with its monster engine, its long train of huge cars, with all the appliances of water and light and heat. And yet this monster locomo tive may soon have to make ita bow, so to speak, to run its last raca. Its very perfection Indicates that it has reached the limit. Indianapolis News. Volcanic Activity in Alaska. Volcanic activity is so commonly associated with the palms of the trop ics that it is somewhat diflScult to think of subterranean fires burning fiercely through the hard crust of the cold northland. Yet one of the most extensive volcanic belts of the globe lies on the southern coast of our Alas kan province. " This necklace of mam moth peaks comprises fifty-seven ac tive or recently extinct volcanoes, with altitudes ranging from the 14, 000 feet of Wrangel, above the head of Cook's inlet, down to the few hun dred feet of the Bogoslofs beyond the western extremity of the Alaskan pen insula. This belt of volcanic activity is 1,600 miles long and not more than forty miles wide. More than twenty five of the Alaskan peaks are live vol canoes to-day, forming a varied and imposing array of cones that rise in many cases from the sea. Tacoma Ledger. Night Work In Parliament. It Is not so long since the house of" commons used to meet at 4:15 p. m. for the convenience of lawyers and city men who could leave their courts and offices by 4 o'clock. Now it meets a little earlier,, but still most cf its work is done .after dark. In the old days this' system appeared to work well enough, but now, with the pro gressive sentiment of England insist ing that the service of a member of parliament shall be of a businesslike character and that he shall be paid for it In a businesslike wa, it Is prob able that a radical change will take place In the general scheme of par liamentary attendance. We may ex pect to see parliament meeting in the morning and finishing its labors be fore nightfall. Boston Globe. Champ Clark's New Word. Champ Clark has been . receiving felicitations on the popular apprecia tion which has greeted his use of the word "jowering" in debate. Papers all over the country are discussing it and his colleagues are congratulating hint on adding a new word to lue lan guage. "Hang 'cm!" said Champ. "I'm going to look it np now and see If there isn't authority for it. i ll bet Shakespeare or somebody nsed It, and if they didn't i the first new word ever added to the language of which that Isnt true." - . THINK EARTH'S CORE OF MET AW Explanation of Scientists for the, Oif. , fering Density. Is the middle of the earth made of metal? . Experiments on the gravita tional attraction between small mass es give us the means of determining the average' density of the earth, and it has always been considered remark able that the density thus found, five and. a half times that of water, is far higher than the mean density of the rocks which constitute those parts of t:e earth accessible to us. These lat ter have not more than two and a half or three times the density of water. It does not seem probable that any pressure in the interior, however great, could explain so great a differ ence. It must . be assumed that the interior is made of a totally different material from the outside. The great density of the earth suggests that in all probability its core Is of a metallic nature. It is significant that the me teorite, the only planetary bodies of which we can examine the interior, are composed for the most part of nickel iron. The inference becomes almost irresistible that the iron bear ing rocks are samples of the deep In terior, which by a rare and exception al ' chance have been extruded to the surface by volcanic agency. NAME SUCCESSOR FOR WITTE. Gossips Already Have Picked New ' Leader for Russia. The rumor that Count de Witte is about to resign names. A. N. Kokov soff, former minister of finance, as his r - I its; successor. St. Petersburg advices, however, say M. Witte has no inten tion of retiring. Bat Ball Into Three States. Probably no other part of the Unit ed States except in East Liverpool, Ohio, is there a baseball ' diamond from which it is possible to bat a ball into any one of three states. Such a condition actually exists at the grounds which have just been leased for the Klondike club there. The diamond Is laid out on a lot which is known as the "state line cor ner." If a batsman makes a hit over third base the ball will be sent into West Virginia. Snould a foul tip re sult the catcher would have to chase the ball in Pennsylvania. If a straight drive or bunt is made the ball will bowl into the state of Ohio. Taking advantage of this freak of nature, the Klondike club Is going to advertise - the fact that its club will play ball in three states simultaneous ly. Philadelphia Ledger. Highest "Judicial" Court. Two pretty girls visiting Washing ton listened with hushed attention to the words of wisdom that fell from the lips of their guide. He was their Washington cousin, knew all about the capitol and was graciously ex plaining its sights to them. "And this," said he, stopping before a door in the capitol, "is the supreme court of the United States. That, you know, is the highest judicial court in the land. There are other courts in dif ferent parts of the country that are just as high, but this is the highest judicial court." Then they entered and heard an argument delivered be fore nine judicial judges. Represented Filthy Lucre. Assistant Secretary of State Bacon is exceedingly natty in personal ap pearance and cannot abide anything or anybody- savoring of slovenliness. While rummaging through his desk a few days ago he found several soiled and rumpled slips of paper. With one hand he touched a button for his mes senger and with the other daintily picked up one of the slips. "Eddy said he, "what is this?" That is your pay check, sir." "And these others?" "These are pay checks also, .sir. "Well, take the filthy things away and get them cashed," said Mr. Bacon in digusted tones. Popularity Distasteful to Him. Congressman McCall of Massachu setts is a born insurgent. . He never is on the same side with anybody else if he can help it. A short time ago he proposed an ameidment to a pend ing bilL There was a call of the house. After it was over McCall was discovered striding moodily np and down in the Republican cloakroom. "What's the matter, l-cCall?" he was asked. "Matter!" snorted McCall. "Matter enough. I am getting too blamed popular. Seventeen people voted for that amendment of mine." -1 : ;: 1 (A SHORT KANSAS ITEMS Salina is going to employ a city forester. The Caney gas well has- refused to wear a hood. The late snow has saved the wheat ;rop in Kansas. The Ottawa herd of Elks has been Increased by 46. . ' The Salina Union has put on a brand new dress. The Socialists of Parsons have nomi nated a municipal ticket. All the judges in Kansas have re turned their railroad passes. The Methodists have started their annual conference work at Hutchison. Thousands attended the M. E. union revival at McPherson the past few days. ' The "drys" won out in the" Topeka and Shawnee primaries held last week. Jerry Simpson's will has been pro bated. It shows his estate to be worth $10,000. ' , - . The Kansas Authors club has changed its name to Kansas Authors and Booklovers. The Kick a poo Indians want to ' dis pose of their reservation, in Brown county, Kansas. The baseball squad of Kansas uni versity has left for its annual spring trip to the South. Tyro has closed a contract for na tural gas for the city at the low price of 2 cents per 1,000. The santa Fe is going to extend its line from Coffeyville southeast to Vinita, I. T., this spring. The Northeast Kansas Teachers' as sociation will . be ' held ' this yea,F at Hiawatha April 5, 6 and 7. Ames, up in Cloud county, is said to have two open joints, and it has a population of less than 100. A road was oiled at Hutchison -a few months ago as a test case. So far it has proven satisfactory. Missouri Pacific employes - In the Wichita division will meet in conven tion In that city during May. . Mis3 Hattie Lewis has announced herself as a candidate for county su perintendent in Winfield county. Gov. Hoch will deliver an address at Highland, April 2 to aid Highland university in erecting a new building. Agricultural instructors at Farmers' Institutes in Kansas say that the sheep industry in that state has been neg lected. Fear is expressed that unless the Caney gas well is capped within a few days someone will write a poem about it. Kansas politicians are organizing clubs and regular meetings will be held in school districts during; the campaign. The Kaw river is trying to break into the Deleware at Perry, thus ren dering the two bridges at that place worthless. They mu6t be having an early spring in Summer county, where a merchant is advertising bargains in screen doors. Rev. John Price, Emporia, in his sermon Sunday severely censured the Clansman," which is soon to show In that city. The "Making Iola Beautiful" fund has reached a total of $1.3L which the neighboring towns declare is woeful ly inadequate. Mrs. S. M. Holden, Montgomery county owns the oldest watch in Kan sas. It has been a family treasure for more than 150 year3. Newton's new city assessor is com plaining that the people upon whom he calls 1n the fulfillment, of his duty treat him "like a book agent." The Denver International Improve ment Company will probably locate a large sash and door factory and a planing mill at Lawrence this sum mer. Senator F. Dumont Smith, who was- more or less exonerated a few weeks ago, was beaten in Edwards county last week for deligate to the Republi can state convention. One of the Atchison Globe's sub scribers asks. "Who is this "E. W. H. who is writing letters for your paper?" Another subscriber in the East wrote: "Give Mr. Hoch my regards." Down at Iola 22 young men who wish to vote in the primaries, are now only 20 years old, although they will be 21 before election. The c;ty coun cil has undertaken to decide their right to vote. ' An Osborne county man who is easi ly worth $60,000 is so stingy that he denies himself all of the luxuries of life. The Osborne Farmer declares he is as foolish as the calf that swam across a river to get a drink of water. ' Nat Howell, of Atchison, 13 import ing ice. He has 40 cars of ice on the way to Atchison from Waterville, Minn. The ice is 20 Inches thick; Waterville is In the northern part of the state; there's no ice in northern Iowa or southern Minnesota. A Wilson county Jointist who was convicted of thirty-six counts of sell ing liquor and sentenced to three years in jail and fined $4,C0(), found a way of avoiding both the fine and Imprisonment. He appealed to. the supreme court and pending the appeal he died. A "sissy" young man - In Topska whose name is Algeron was operated upon for appendicitis recently, and re covered. When Tom McNeal heard about it he exclaimed : "I can't see why the doctor didn't threw away Algeron and save the appendix." Speaking of old coins, the Concordia Blade says that W. E. Buck, of that place, has an old Spanish ' silver coin of the value of about our quarter that was struck in 1777 and is quite a curi osity. Mr. Buck places an added value on tne coin Decause, as a oaoy nt used to bite, on ft when cuttir.g his teeth, a string tied to it, keepins him from swallowing It. GET RID OF tHE GAS - - Or. Williams Pink Pi" I a Strengthen the Stomach and Enable It to Do Its Wo. When the stomach is feeble the tooS - lies in it undigested, decays and throws- ' off poisonous ' gases that distend the -walla of the stomach aud. cause inter ferenoe with other organs,, especially with the action of the heart and luifgs. These gases have other ill effects. The- nerves and the braiu are disturbed and discomforts such as disziuess, hot flashes, sleeplessness, irritableaess and. despondency originate from thii source. Experience shows that these troubles- vanish just as soou as the stomach is- -made strong enough to digest the food. In other words, it needs a tonic that will rouse it to do the work of changing the food into nourishment. Miss Minerva O. I Add. of Ipswich. Mass., says : " I had a weak stomach from the time I was a little child. Whenever I took hearty food it woulrf cause terrible faintuess, and I would finally vomit what I had eaten. At times there would be the most itenss pains through the upper part of nay body, x or days in succession, L would have to lie down most of the time. The distress was often so gr-eat tint I could hardly bear it, and the frequent and violent belcmug spells were very disagreeable, too. " Mr doctor s medicines gave me attle- relief and it was not until I tried Dr. Williams' Pink Pills that I found a cure. Within three weeks a decided improve ment was noticeable. The belchiug spells were less frequent, the p&ius through my body were not so inteise, ray food was retained and after taking the pills for a few weeks longer I found that I was altogether free from Ui miseries I bad so long suffered." Every dyspeptic should read " Wl;a to Bat and How to Eat." Write the Dr. Williams Medicine Co., - Schenectady, N. Y., for a free copy. j Busting the Beef Trust. Beef Trust Official Now, then, rtgit at the start, sonny, let us understand each other. If I give you evidence that we are breaking the law here, you'lL agree not to prosecute us. Is that- correct? I Mr. Xarfield That's' the idea, exact ly. Open your books. I Beef Trust Official Not so fast, son-( ny. Do you contemplate court proceed- j ings in this thing? Mr. Tarfield That depends; but I have no doubt whatever that we can. arrange matters amicably. If I find, after listening to your testimony, that no laws have been broken in the con duct of your business, I will doubtless- advise the attorney general to prose- cute at once. Beef Trust Official But, on the oth er hand Mr. Tarfield But, on the other hand. if I should be convinced from an ex amination of your books that you are violating the statutes it is, of course, understood that nothing unpleasant will occurr. Naturally, I will appreci ate it very much if you will condescend to incriminate yourself for the public; good, but at the same time I will bear constantly in mind the terms of agree ment. You are to give us the means. of convicting you solely with the pro viso that we do not use ft. Beef Trust Official Your conception. of the situation is perfect. And now. sonny, as to the investigation; would you prefer to look first at the books which we will show you, or at those which will be shown to you by us? Puck. i "Marked for Life." The man who had looked death in. the i face without - flinching, who had risked his life to save his fellow man, now turned pale .and his knees knocked " together - tremulously. He was face to face with a thing more- solemn, more awful and majestic than. death. i "My gallant friend," began the pres ident of the Carnegie Hero Fund com mission With a wild cry the hero turned and fled. But his dash for liberty was futile. He was pursued, thrown down, and the medal fastened to him. From, that hour he was a marked man. Puck. There is more money in not having: a large family than there is happiness. In having it. FOOD HELPS. In Management of a R. R. Speaking of food, a railroad man ays: - "My work puts me out In all kinds: of weather, subject to irregular hour for meals and compelled to eat - -Ji ' kinds of food. "For 7 years I was constantly trou-' bled with Indigestion, caused by eat- , ing heavy, fatty, starchy, greasy, poor ly cooked food, such as are the most accessible to men la my business. Gen erally each meal or lunch was fol lowed by distressing pains and burn ing sensations in my stomach, which, destroyed my sleep and almost un fitted me for work. My brain was so muddy and foggy that it was hard for me to discharge my duties properlv. "This lasted till about a 'year ago, when my attention was called to Grape-Nuts food by a newspaper ad. and I concluded to try it. Since then. I have used Grape-Nuts at nearly ev ery meal, and sometimes - between, meals. We railroad men have little chance to prepare our food in our c.- booses and I find Grape-Nuts mighty handy, for it is ready cooked. "To make a long story short, Grape Nuts has made a new man of me. E have no more burning distress in my stomach, nor any other symptom of Indigestion. I can digest anything so long as I eat Grape-Nuts, and my brain works as clearly and accurately as aa engineer's watch, and my ol nervous troubles have disappeared en tirely." - Name given by Postum Co.. Battle Creek, Mich. There's a reason. Read the little book. "The Road to Wellvllle." In pkgs.