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t y .... t . T ,. , " . " v . , The Western Kansas World H. S. GIVLER. Pub. "WAKEENEY KANSAS The Beet-Sugar Industry. Tbe census of 1905 shows much - progress in the beet-sugar industry of the "United States, showing 51 es tablishments, against four in 1880, says the Baltimore Sua. At present $55,923,459 Is invested la beet-sugar ' production, and the annual product Is worth $24,393,794. Most of the in crease of plant and product has taken place -since 1900, wlien the output was -worth "but $7,323,857. Of the 2,175,417 tons of fceets grown in the census year on 240,757 acres and cost ing $11,345,785, four-fifths were grown by contract by independent farmers. The sugar factories do not grow their supply of ""beets to any large extent. Granulated beet -sugar was produced to the extent of 496,618,314 pounds, worth $23,493,373. Other products were raw ugar, 11,223,607 pounds; molasses, 9,609,642 gallons, and pulp, worth $202,070. The leading states in beet sugar are Colorado, Michigan and California, the first producing $7,198, 982 worth of beet sugar, the second $5,378,004 wopth and ,the- third $4,415, 172 worth. California- and Colorado Irrigate the land . used -to produce beets. In Utah a system of pipelines connects dicing stations with the central factories. The beets from the neighboring country are received at these slicing stations, where the juice is extracted and treated with a com position of lime, after which it is forced through the pipes to the fac tories. Hereditary Divorce. As a matter of fact, divorces run In families. The children of a di vorced mother are the likeliest them selves 'to contract alliances which the law will have to sever. There have been numerous instances of families of sisters or brothers who 'have gone through the divorce courts In almost unbroken succession. This . phenom enon sheds some light on the true causes of divorce and suggests that a very large proportion of the -separations which the law countenances -are due not to an initial "fatal mistake" nor to complete "Incompatibility," nor even to the .actual misdeeds of either party, but to mental and tempera mental pecuiliarities. Not the insti tution of marriage is at fault, says Chicago Sun, not the mistaken union of antipathetic personalities, but the human nature of one party or the other to the -compact. Divorces are prevalent in -certain families. So are incorrigible levity, disagreeable dis positions, unwillingness to abide the consequences of a deliberate act, a deficient philosophy. Spice of Life in Maine Woods. The southeast corner of the state of Maine is a happy remnant of the ancient wilderness. Tbe . railroads will carry you around it in a day, if you wish to go that -way, making a big oval of 200 or 300 miles along the sea, and oy the banks of the Penob scot, the Mattawamkeag and the St. Croix. But if you wisely wish to mass the oval, writes Henry Van Dyke, In Scribner'e, yon must ride, or go afoot, or take to your -canoe; prob ably you will have to try all three methods of locomotion, for the coun try is a. mixed quantity. It reminds me of what I once heard in Stock holm that the Creator, when the making of the rest of the world was done, had a lot of fragments of land . and water, forests and meadows, mountains and valleys, lakes and moors, left over; and those he threw togther to make the southern part of Sweden. I like that kind of a pro miscuous country. The spice of life grows there. Though Elihu Root, secretary of state, is a great lawyer and a success ful diplomat, the verbiage of the dip lomatic paper that bears his name Is not his. Am a lawyer of large prac tice he acquired the habit of . direct ness and incifilveness, which is ill suited to the ways and customs of diplomacy. Realizing this fully. It was not long after Mr. Root assumed the duties of secretary of state that he discovered that the safest course for him to pursue would be to have one of his assistants clothe in the formal and stilted language of diplo macy every .communication of Impor tance he had to make to a foreign power. Accordingly he has Assistant Secretary Adee who has been longer In the state department than any other high official there, compose these communications. "Seeing that she was a woman." and that "he did not wish to be hard - upon her," a Rangoon magistrate "re cently fined a" Burmese prisoner for being in illicit possession of four balls of opium, $160, with the alterna tive of six months rigorous -imprisonment. Damages of $3,000 because of an ac cident that Incapacitated her from dancing should make a Milwaukee belle satisfied Just to think of former waxed floor triumphs. SAD YEAR FOR CUPID WAS ONE JUST PAST DOMESTIC JARS FREQUENT AND SEVERE Matrimonial Wrecks Almost Strewn the Shores of Life East in the Number of Eezn Ashed For Chicago. Surely New Tear's .day must have been the -saddest that Cu pid ever has spent. When the little god balances his books for 1906 he will be compelled to sit down and weep, for the list of the matrimonial wrecks of the year shows an awful number of disasters. There . have been enough domestic jars to shake the continent worse than the earth quake sbook San Francisco, if they all had occurred at one instant. The tears that have been shed would make a salty sea if they could be collected in the desert basin of Sahara. Indeed, it . has been a bad year, for Cupid. Divorces have been more numerous than in any other twelve months since marriage became an in stitution. Princes, dukes, ' counts, statesmen, magnates, and millionaires, butchers, doctors, grocers, . lawyers, and laborers have come to grief in their love affairs. . In the good old days people married and "lived happily ever after. Now the problem of the novel begins in stead of ending at the altar. People get married and then get divorced. Chicago still leads the world in di vorce population, and perhaps in the facility with which divorce is grant ed, due cause being shown. The hear ing of testimony and the granting of a decree in default cases in this city takes only a few minutes, and the average length of time consumed is estimated at ten minutes by people who study divorc3 methods. That is why the local courts are known as "divorce mills." They work with the speed of a steam buzz saw as they go througb the knots of matrimony. Your lawyer files the papers, your case is called, and burr-r-r you are di vorced. It is the women who keep the buzz saw working in tha divorce mills in Chicago. Four out of five suits are brought by the wives. The men are meaner than the women, perhaps; or else the husbands are more willing to tough it out without appeals to the court. A.ir of Festivity in Courtroom. "While Cupid weeps at the sight of a divorce court, that is more than the complainant does. One Chicago di vorce lawyeT says that there is a no ticeable air of festivity in the court room when cases are being heard. The average woman who appeals to the courts for release manifests no sense of sorrow or humiliation. It Is a business proposition with her. She sues her husband for his cruelty or desertion and tells the story to the court in a business-like way. The ninformed stranger, strolling into the courtroom, easily might think the dispute was over a grocery bill or a ruined gown, rather than a ruined life. The law says she may have a divorce, and she proposes to get it. That is all. If her husband has a good position or a bit of property, she asks for alimony. The struggle for some form of maintenance sometimes becomes strenuous, showing that the woman regrets - the loss of " the man who has been her support rather mora ; ; : Beyond Counting Have West Far Ahead of the ' Divorces That Have and Granted. than the loss of the man who has been her husband. All this is like a comic opera, but it makes Cupid weep. He has been tell ing the world for thousands of years that marriage is a sacred institution, and now he first discovers that it is a joke. The proportion of divorces to -marriages In New York is one in four. In Chicago It is one in nine; in San Francisco It is one in four. The further west you go the more fre quent are divorces. The decree sepa ration has hitched its wagon to' the star of empire. Kansas City, Los An geles, and Seattle are as bad as San Francisco, In each of these cities there being one divorce to every., four mar riages. The statistics for Sioux Falls are kept locked up in a reporter proof vault. . ' " . The most notable case of the year, perhaps, was the international tragedy of the Castellanes. , For years the world had witnessed the extrava gances - and indiscretions of - Count Bonl and wondered how much longer the poor countess would endure them for the sake of her children. Ameri can sympathy, almost without excep tion, has been with Anna Gould, for however much Jay Gould, the rail road magnate, may have been dis trusted, his daughters always were popular. Count Castellane was a ri diculous joke to people- who took iffe lightly and an - exaggerated villain to those who took it seriously. Troubles of Heiresses and Titles. When the countess finally left her husband, people on both sides of the Atlantic said it served him right. The matter of separation has been set tied, but the count still is clamoring for money millions of it to pay his f debts. Perhaps in the final disposi tion of the case he will receive an allowance even greater than the ali mony of Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, who draws $250,000 a year from her former husband, W. K. Vanderbilt. Count Castellane is said to have cost $15, 000,000 when the Gould family first bought his title and it probably will take as much more for them to be rid of their bad bargain. The domestic wreck of the'Marlbor oughs was more of a surprise to the world. There had been rumors of disagreements, but these were not thought to be serious. The duke of Marlborough, like the count de Cas tellane, was not able to., understand the character of American girls. They might be attracted by a title, but they would not submit to the indiscretions it is a mild word of their hus bands. It was said at the time Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt married the duke that she had made the best bargain of any American girl that ever bought a foreign lordllng, but her present unhappiness proves that the belief was unfounded. Among the wrecks of the vear none has caused more comment than the Pittsburg cases," which include the tragical nnhappiness of the Thaws, the Coreys, and the Hartjes, and cer tainly no other cases have caused greater- distress to Cupid, the -, deity of. all true lovers.' It would seem that the gleam of suddenly acquired mil lions, as seen through, the smoky at mosphere of Pittsburg, Is sufficient to blind the eyes of love. William E. Corey was ruined by Mr. Carnegie, so Mr. Corey's uncle is re ported to have said. This was be cause Mr. Carnegie "put Mr. Corey in the way of becoming rich. The head of the great steel trust, looking for pleasure and "thrills" in the byways ofllfe, found only unhappiness. As the familiar saying goes, "he couldn't stand prosperity." All the world is familiar' with the story of Mr. Corey's spectacular rise In the world ' of fi nance and of the alleged escapades which caused his wife to leave him. She obtained a divorce last summer after living in the state of Nevada long enough "to acquire citizenship under the liberal laws of that state. In her bin she charged her husband with desertion, but it generally was understood that the family happiness was wrecked by Mr. Corey's public at tentions to Mabelle Gilman, an act ress. Coachman Figures in Many Cases. The Hartje case of Pittsburg made the whole country gasp. It involved grave charges against Mrs. Hartje and her coachman and counter charges on the part of the wife that sbe was the victim of a conspiracy, in which her husband the man she had loved and with whom she had lived sought to blast her reputation by hired and perjured testimony. This was one of the most notorious domes tic tragedies ever aired in any court of any land. It was worse even than the Tagagrt case. Alone it was enough to make the year memorable in the matter of divorce. . . - In contrast with this the trouble of Mrs. Charles T. Yerkes and Wilson Mizner were almost farcical. Mr. Yerkes, the traction magnate, died in New York in December last under circumstances that called the atten tion of the whole world to his widow. Although they had not been living to gether harmoniously during the later years of his life, Mrs. Yerkes declared that her husband had never- ceased to love her, and that she was devoted to his memory. Yet within a' month it was an nounced that Mrs. Yerkes had mar ried Wilson Mizner. At first the pub lic refused to believe it. Mizner was not 30 -and the widow of Yerkes was more than 50. He was a gay young soldier of fortune, and people only laughed when he smiled and admitted that the marriage had ' taken place, especially as Mrs. Yerkes tearfully and indignantly declared that the idea was absurd. - . But the news was true. Mizner and Mrs. Yerkes were man and wife. Be fore people were through talking about the case the couple quarreled and parted and remained apart.- It -eras said, though not known to be true, that Mr. Mizner had insisted upon her giving him $1,000,000, and that she had refused. After the sep aration. Mrs. Yerkes-MIzner explained the marriage by saying: "Mr. Mizner came . to me at a time - when . I was looking at life throngh eyes that were filled with tears. He was an artist, lie enchanted, me. The way I was ap .proached first startled and amazed m, then captivated me." But within a few days she discovered, she says, that the young man did not love her. The case was a nine 'days' joke to the public, bat it was a great shock to Cupid, who insists that all matters pertaining to love be taken seriously. Cupfd and Senator Piatt. Senator Thomas C. Piatt of New York is reported as saying: "It is better to be wise than to be rich," and that "A good wife is the best of all a man's possessions." Yet Sena tor Piatt was not wise enough to get a1 good wife,' if what he says be tnw. Or if bis., wife, was - good,-, as she- de clares she .was, : then, - the -, aged New York senator was not wise enough to keep her. He is not the first man marked by Cupid, however, as being unable to live up to his own epigrams. When the- separation of the Platta occurred a few months ago Mrs. Piatt defied her husband, notwithstanding the charges he made, and threatened to bring suit against him. She In sisted that he should give her a share of his riches. She is quoted as say ing:. "He bought my beauty; now let him pay for it." If the senator did not pay in money, at least he paid in sorrow and humiliation and loss of dignity paid to the last farthing. - Love Leaves After Many Years. It is small wonder that Senator Piatt declared in one of his late-st inter views that his life as he bafl lived it "was not worth the living, and that if he had the years back he would spend them differently. Rich and powerful as he is he finds nothing in his old age to compensate him for the disrupted home. . W. J. White, the chewing gum mag nate of Cleveland, was the central figure in one of the domestic wrecks of the year. Perhaps he was spoiled by good fortune, as Mr. Corey was said to be. Mr. White lived for 33 years with the wife of his youth. .To gether they had planned and worked to build up the " foundations of his millions. After they had grown old and rich together they found that love had flown out through the window as the millions came pouring in at t he door. Mr: White left home and Mrs. White sued for divorce. There was no. public scandal in the case, but It certainly was enough to make Cupid weep. He likes to see the whito haired man and wife going down the hill of life hand in hand. Having borne the burden of the day together, they should reconcile themselves to the calm and peace of the evening. W. J. Lemp, the millionaire brewer of St. Louis, also bad trouble which resulted in his separation from the beautiful Mrs. Lemp, known In St. Louis as the "lavendar lady" on ac count of the prevailing color scheme of her many beautiful gowns. Four Times as Many Separations. Among the more famous Chicago cases of the year might be mentioned that of Clarence Eddy, the organist. This was a musical romance, in which the first discord was struck after near ly 30 years of married life. The "ar tistic temperament" of the great or ganist i3 mentioned in connection with the domestic unhappiness. Cupid has had trouble from time immemorial with the artistic temperament. The separation of the Eddys occurred in Paris, and Mr. Eddy first brought suit in Chicago, but afterward dismissed bis case and secured the divorce in South Dakota last summer. - The list of the year's domestic trag edies might be continued almost end lessly. It is no wonder that Cupid weeps. Efforts are being made by di vorce congresses and reformers to cure the evil by a national divorce law. It is claimed that if . the road to separation were made more diffi cult to travel thece would be fewer divorces and perhaps less unhappi ness. j In recent years, while the popula tion was Iacreaslng'30 per cent, the number of, divorces has risen 300. per cent. The disproportion. Is ; increas ing rapidly. If it keeps on for another generation there will be a divorce for every marriage. Meantime dejected Cupid ponders the case. - He knows how to make people fall in love and marry, but he can find no way in which they may be happy though married. He doubts much if legislation against divorce would compel them to continue to love one another.. . tJEUTEKANT COWMAN. it - ' - FDHTY- EIGHT HOURS PE-RU-Nfl CURED HIM, Cold Affected Head and Throat Attack was Severe. Chas. W. Bowman, 1st Lieut. - and Adjt. 4th M. S. M. Cav. Vols., writes from Lanham, Md., as follows: "Though somewhat averse to pat ent medicines, and still more averse to becoming a professional affidavit man, it seems only a plain duty in the present instance to add my ex perience to the columns already writ ten concerning the curative powers. of Peruna. have been particularly benefited by Its use for colds In the head and" throat. I have been able to fully cure myself of a most severe attack In forty-eight hours by Its use according to directions. . 1 use It as a preventive whenever threatened with an attack. "Members of my family also use it for like ailments. We are rec6m mending it to our friends." Chas. W. Bowman. Ask Your Druggist for Free Peruna Almanac for 1907. Trade-Mark for Ireland. Ireland now has a trade-mark with which her products are to be stamped. A penalty may be inflicted for its im proper use. Give Defiance Starch a fair trial- try it for both hot and cold starching, ind if you don't think you do better work. In less time and at smaller cost,, return it. and your grocer will give foil back your money. Autocratic Revivalists. The earl and countess of Tanker rille have been holding crowded re ligious meetings in Shropshire, Eng land. Both are much interested in this kind of work. The countess was Miss Lenora Van Marter, an American girl, and the earl spent much of his youth in this country. He is an ener getic member of the house of lords and, like his wife, a great lover of art. Newspapers for the Blind. The announcement that the London Daily Mail Is about to issue a weekly edition for the blind, draws attention to the other British journals published in Braille type, which have had a long and useful career, though they have seldom been seen by the general pub lic. The first "weekly newspaper for the blind was published on June 1, 1892, and called the Weekly Summary It has always been issued below cost price, and its promoters derive no benefit from its publication. 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