The Western Kansas World
H. S. GIVLER, Pub.
Will Princess Kna continue to say
"After you. Alfonso, after she la
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
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
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
"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
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-
... 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
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
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
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
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
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."
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SHORT KANSAS ITEMS
Salina is going to employ a city
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
The "drys" won out in the" Topeka
and Shawnee primaries held last
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
The Kick a poo Indians want to ' dis
pose of their reservation, in Brown
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
Kansas politicians are organizing
clubs and regular meetings will be
held in school districts during; the
The Kaw river is trying to break
into the Deleware at Perry, thus ren
dering the two bridges at that place
They mu6t be having an early
spring in Summer county, where a
merchant is advertising bargains in
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
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
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
" 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-
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
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?
"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.
"My gallant friend," began the pres
ident of the Carnegie Hero Fund com
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.
There is more money in not having:
a large family than there is happiness.
In having it.
In Management of a R. R.
Speaking of food, a railroad man
- "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.
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