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Ditching Neosho Bottom Land. The first steps toward reclaiming the land along: the Neosho bottoms in Cherokee county has been started in Neosho township by J. D. and Frank Williams, who own a large tract of land along the river. Their work is not a part of the large drainage ditch proposed some time ago, but is being done as a private enterprise. Both of the men are experienced in this line of work. The work was begun a short distance west of Melrose and will extend several miles in length along the river. The brothers own about 2,700 acres of land , many acres of which have been covered by small lakes and is recognized as the richest land along the river. There will be about 15 laterals leading from the lakes, comprising ditches- to the length of 12 miles. It will take about two years in which to complete the work. Travel in Night to File Leases. Old settlers at Ashland were re minded recently of the lot Jumping of early days, when dawn found a crowd of people in town to file on school land. Leases expired at mid night Saturday and at midnight Sun day there were two or more persons on each vacant tract, with a stake, lan tern and gun. Just after midnight, Sunday the stake wa3 driven, a gun fired and each settler started to Ash land to file" before the board of com missioners. Every notary in town was busy writing out filing papers at 25 cents. A long line blocked the cor ridor of the courthouse until eih trance was almost impossible. All filings offered were received, though there were as many as six for one quarter section. Nephew of Gov. Hoch Is Dead. Horace Waring, aged 22. son of Mrs. Anna Waring, only sister of Gov. Hoch died of pneumonia at Salt Lake City, Utah. Horace Waring was a member of the class of 1903 civil en gineering Kansas University but had not graduated prefering the actual field work.. He was attached to a United States government surveying party in Utah and in charge of a squad of men, contracting pneumonia while at work in the mountain snows. " Disposed of that Rose Fine. The $1,000 fine collected by the su preme court from former Mayor W. W. Rose of Kansas City for contempt of court will go to Shawnee county tor the support of the common schools. This in effect is the opinion handed flown by Attorney General Coleman. The clerk of the court was in doubt as to what disposition to make of the money and called on the attorney gen eral for an opinion. Bee Sting Nearly Fatal. ..Physicians worked on H. H. Beal, a well known farmer living near Prince ton to save his life from the effects of a bee sting. In eating some honey from the hive, Mr. Beal took a bee in to his mouth. The bee stung Mr. Beal on the tongue and in a short time the tongue and mouth were so swollen that breathing was almost impossible. Mr. Beal was not out of danger until morning. Western Roads Come Next. It . is announced that when the In terstate commerce commission sits at Wichita on February 4, it will consider complaints against the Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe, the Missouri Pacific and other Western railroads, regarding the giving of rebates and unjust dis criminations against certain shippers, and will receive testimony in cases growing out of these complaints. Largest Stone Arch. The county commissioners of Cow ley county have viewed and accepted the new stone arch Just completed at the McCaw ford on Grouse cre In Harvey township. The bridge is notable as being the largest single arch span in the state. It is 70 feet In the clear, with a rise of 18 feet at the keytone. , Stockbreeders 'Election. The seventeenth annual convention of the Kansas Improved Stock Breed ers' Association at Topeka eHected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, George W. Berry, Em poria; vice president, E. W. Melvillfc, Eudora: secretary and treasurer, H. A. Heath, TorJeka; assistant secretary I. D. Graham, Topeka. , Emporia's New Eating House. The contract for the erection of a Harvey eating house at the Santa Fe railway station at Emporia ha3 been awarded to S. M. Parker of Empor ia. The building is to cost between $40,000 and: $50,000. It will be three stories high and of brick construc tion. He Shot a Pheasant. The first conviction for killing one trf the Chinese pheasants, recently Imported from England and liberated tn Kansas occurred in Justice Hodges' court at Paola. Walter Ring of Louis burg, who' was arrested by Deputy Game Warden T. J. Cummings, plead ed guilty to the charge of shooting one of the birds and was fined $25 and costs. He said he did not know what kind of a bird It was. Twelve pairs of these pheasants were lib erated n Miami county. The Prison Is Profitable. The 15th biennial report of the di rectors, warden and other officers of the state penitentiary has been issued. It shows that the penitentiary is more than self-sustaining. The earnings for the two years covered by the re port were $67,491.39 in excess of ex penditures. The board of directors. Captain John Seatoa, T B. Ballinger and W. I. Biddle, tell In their report of new improvements in the twinw plant which have enhanced its value and will increase the output 20 per cent. The board recommends an in crease of $10 a month in the salary of the guards and says . that the in crease in the cost of living since the last report and the long hours and close confinement of the guards make It urgent that the raise be granted. W. H. Haskell, the warden, also urges the increase in wages in his report. Favored Holding State Fair. That Kansas should have a state fair held annually in some principal location in the state was a sentiment developed at the various agricultural and livestock meetings held at Man hattan. Every one -of the associa tions in session there, including the good roads organization adopted a resolution recommending ; that the state make provisions for' the holding of such a fair. Mr. Graham of the Kansas Farmer said it had been de termined that there should . be some positive action toward the "establish ment of a state fair at the approach ing session of the legislature. The plan seems to be to authorise the ap pointment of a commission, of about three men to locate, the fair. 623 Rabbits Killed in an Hour. The farmers of the Anson neighbor hood near Wellington for several years have held an annual rabbit hunt during the Christmas holidays. The hunters met this year near the Great house farm and organized. The north division went northwest up Slate creek and the south division, southeast down the creek. . At the end of one hour the northmen showed up"" with a record of 340 dead rabbits, while the southmen had 283, a total of 623 rabbits that were sent to the hap py grounds to be hunted in one hour. Harry Trekell, proved to be the cham pion hunter, having killed 59 rab bits. For a Graduated Bank Law. Among the bills to be introduced early in the session of the legislature is one drawn by John Q. Royce, state bank commissioner, graduating the capitalizaton of state banks. Should the bill pas3 state banks in towns of less than 500 population, - would be required to have a capital of $10, 00C. In towns of 500 to 1,000 population the minimum capital is $15,000. In all other third class cities the capital Is $20,000. In second class cities the capital required is $25,000, and In first class cities the capital is $50,-000. Bondsmen's Liability Determined. J. E. Caton ,the accountant who ex amined the book of J. E. Wade, ex treasurer of Cloud county, has figured out the liability of each signer on the bonds of Mr. Wade. The liability of those on Mr. Wade's bond for his first term is $66.70 per $1,000 and that of those on his second term bond is $143.02 per $1,000. The shortage to be made good is $10,772.07. Finney County Land Valuable. That Finney county land values have changed with the time is shown by the fact that an offer of $175 an acre was refused for a piece of land adjoining Garden City recently. The land which less than ten years ago would have been considered high at $50 an acre could not be bought for nearly four times that amount. One Devlin Company Pays Out. Although it had assets to the value of $31,476.21 and liabilities of only $19,450.73, the Marceline - Mercantile company managed to pay out after going through the receivership by only a small margin. The figures on the assets and liabilities were given by the receivers in their report to the court. Burlington Paper Has Changed Hands F. C. Flory. editor of the Elk County Citizen of Howard has bought the Burlington Independent from Ray P. Sponenbarger- and is now in charge. Mr. Flory is an old newspaper man and is prominent in state -political as well as editorial circles being a mem ber of the democratic state central committee. Organize a State Bank. F. J. Atwood, and E. C. Whitcher, cashier of the First .National bank of Concordia, together with Kackley par ties have organized the state bank ot Kackley. capital $10,000. A Concordia Woman This Time. Mrs. A. O. Rice, was dangerously burned about the body above her waist at Concordia by an explosion following the starting of a fire with kerosene. Greene's Work Finished. -The work of Col. A. R. Greene, In Kansas, investigating land frauds and illegal fencing of government Jands, will not be resumed CoL Greene naa been sent to Idaho his work in Kan sas being completed. ni.Ka citkiii n ts i dati. PAZO OINTM 1ST is a-naranteM loeira any 1 C ltchinsr. Blind. Bleeding; or Protrudiil fU km to ia Oars or aooar sesnndsal 6ue. . , : Man cannot be altogether cleared from .Injustice in dealing with beasts as lie now does. Heraclitus. To recover quickly from bilious attacks, sick-headache, indigestion cr colds, take Garfield Tea, the mild laxative. - Guaran teed under the Pure Food Law. Richard Croker, the old Tammany chief, who is about to, return to New York, is said to have had an offer ol $100,000 -for an autobiography. That an article may be good as well as cheap, and give ( entire satisfaction, i3 proven by the extraordinary sale of Defiance Starch, each package con taining one-third more Starch than can be had of any other brand for the same money. Sixty Years a Lamplighter. Timothy Boldra, who has died at Yarmouth, England, at the age of 82 years, had been in the service of the local gas company more than 60 years. and before that, as a youth, was em ployed to light the street oil lamps with a flint and steeL Starch, like everything else, Is be ing constantly improved, the patent Starches put on the market 25 years ago are very different and inferior to those of the present day. In the lat est discovery Defiance Starch all in. jurious chemicals are omitted, while the addition of another ingredient, in. vented by us, gives to the Starch a Btrength and smoothness never ap proached by other brands. Has Seen Much of Life. John Avery Mcllhenny, recently lominated . a civil service commis lioner, though only 36 years old, has put two girdles round about the earth, has killed big game in Africa and has (ought in a real (though small) war. Besides being a former rough. rider. He is one of the richest men in Louis! ina. His pepper farm on Avery island, Iberia parish, is famous, and so is the huge factory in which he makes pep per sauce. Two years ago the Mcll- hennys entertained the president's older daughter, now Mrs. Longworth, In their New Orleans home at carni val time and last year the president himself was their guest. Always to Be Depended Upon. When a person gets up in the morn ing with a dull headache and a tired, stretchy feeling, it's an almost certain indication that the liver, or bowels, or both, are decidedly out of order. At such times Nature, the wisest and best of doctors, takes this means to give warning that she needs the help and gentle assistance which can best be obtained from that old fam ily remedy," Brandreth's Pills, which has been in use for over a century. . They are the same fine laxative tonic pill your grandparents used when doctors were few and far be tween, and when people had to have a remedy that could absolutely be de pended upon. Brandfeth's Pills can be depended upon, and are sold in every drug and medicine store, plain or sugar-coated. HEADS SHAPED TO ORDER. German Doctor Explains Causes of Various Formations. At a recent convention of German naturalists and doctors Dr. Walcher, of Stuttgart, in an Instructive paper put forth a sensational theory to ex plain the formation of the shape of the heati of infants. He maintained that the head of a child could be molded artificially. He found by ex perience that when a medium-shaped head is placed in a soft cushion the child turn3 on Its back, or rests on the back of its head, in order to free mouth, nose and face. In this manner the head rests smoothly, and a short head is developed. But if the medium shaped head of a child is placed on a hard underrest, like a hair mattress or rolled carpet, the child's head turns aside, as it cannot stand any more on its head than an egg, for the muscle of the back is weakened. Therefore, with continued resting on the side a long head is developed. To prove his assertions the lecturer pre sented a child whose mother and sis ter are short-headed. The child at its birth had a short head, now after 18 months It is long skulled. If the child had been placed on its back according to other experiences its. head would have been short-shaped. Dr. Walcher did not deny that the shape of the head was inherited, but asserted that it could be greatly influenced by the way the child rested. COSTLY PRESSURE. Heart and Nerves Fail on Coffee. A resident of a great western state puts the case regarding stimulants with a comprehensive brevity that is admirable. He says: - ' "I am 56 years old and have had con siderable experience with stimulants. They are all alike a mortgage on re served energy at ruinous interest. As the whip stimulates but does not strengthen the horse, so do stimulants act upon the human system. Feeling this way, I gave up coffee and all other stimulants and began the use of Postum Food coffee some months ago. The beneficial results have been ap parent from the first. The rheumatism that I nsed to suffer from ha3 left me. I sleep sounder, my nerves are stead fer and my brain clearer. And I bear testimony also to the food value of Postum something that ia lacking in coffee." Name given by Postum Co, Battle Creek, Mich. There's a reason. Read "The Road to WeUvUle." the quaint little book in pkga. Roman Relics Found in Wales. - Worklngmen eagaged . ia. diverting a -roadway at "Welwya, -Herts, Wales, unearthed seven Roman urns ' In m good state of preservation, a . Roman spur, .' two'-' drinking bowls 'six -. inches -high,, one smaller cup, a bowl, some bronze plate, an iron standard and a small urn six inches high. Sound Law In. New Book. A. C. Fox-Davis, a London lawyer, who has written 54 volumes; mainly on the peerage and law, has broken into the 'field of fiction with a detective story .in - which he warrants that the law is all right. He wrote the book just because he found . the law all wrong in one of the best of the Sher lock Holmes stories. , Beware of Ointments for Catarrh - that Contain Mercury, as mercery will surely destroy the kdw of amen and - completely derange the whole system when enterics; It through the mucous surfaces. 6uch articles should never be used except on prescrip tion from reputable physicians, as the damage they will do Is ten fold to the good you can possibly de rive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney a Co., Toledo, O.. contains no mer cury, and la taken Internally, actlnst directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cnre be sure you get tb genuine, it is taKeo internally and made In To unto, cy jr. J Cheney. & Co. Testimonials free. ooia oy uruginsts. nice. ISC per bottle. Sake HaU's Family Fills for constipation. NOT DOOMED TO SECLUSION. Austrian Nuns of Noble Blood Lead ' ' Pleasant Lives. The "first lady" in the Austro-Hun-garian court is now the abbess of the Theresian Convent of the Noble La dies in Prague, a position which Is always held by an archduchess. The Archduchess Maria Annunciata, the present abbess, who is a niece of the emperor, has succeeded to the position of first lady through the widowhood of the Archduchess Maria Josefa, wife of the late Archduke Otto. The noble nuns of Prague live a very different life from what is the usual conception of convent life. They play a leading part in the society of the city and are not even compelled to live in the ab bey, where each is provided with two rooms and service. Handsome car riages with liveried servants are also provided for their use, and they have a box in the opera. Kach noble lady is paid $500 a year, while the abbess has a salary of 110,000. When they attend court balls they must wear black evening dress with a ribbon of light blue. SCALY ERUPTION ON BODY. Doctors and Remedies Kruitless Suf fered - 10 Years Completely Cured by Cuticura. "When I was about nine years old small sores appeared on each of my lower limbs. I scratched them with a brass pin and shortly afterwards both of those limbs became so sore that I could scarcely walk. When I had been suffering for about a month the sores began to heal, but small scaly eruptions appeared where the sores had been. From that time on ward I was troubled by such severe itching that, until I became accus tomed to it, I would scratch the sores until the blood began to flow. This would stop the itching for a few days, but scaly .places would appear again and the itching would accom pany them. After I suffered about ten years I made a renewed effort to effect a cure. The eruptions by this time had appeared on every part of my body except my face and hands. The best doctors in my native coun ty advised me to use arsenic in small doses and a salve. I then used to bathe the sores in a mixture which gave almost intolerable pain. In ad dition I used other remedies, such as iodine, sulphur, zinc salve, 's- Salve, Ointment, and in fact I was continually giving some remedy a fair trial, never using less than one or two boxes or bottles. All this was fruitless. " Finally my hair began to fall out and I was rapidly becoming bald. I used 'a , but it did no good. A few months after, having used almost everything else, I thought I would try Cuticura Ointment, having previously used Cuticura Soap and being pleased with it. After using three boxes I was completely cured, and my hair was restored, after fourteen years of suf fering and an expenditure of at least $50 or J60 In vainly endeavoring to find a cure. I shall be glad to write to any one who may be interested in my cure. B. Hiram Mattlngly, Ver million, 3. Dak., Aug. , 18, 1906." SAVES HER VISITING CARDS. One Woman's Pet Economy Certainly a Queer One. Women are proverbially niggardly on one or two points; every woman that ever existed had some pet econo my, no matter how extravagant she may be in some respects. There's the woman who spends hundreds of dollars on imported gowns,' but hates to give up one penny for a paper" of pins. The paper-saving' person, who drops into department, stores and ho tels to borrow stationery rather than spend any, money upon the commodity always is with us; we an know the stamp stealer and the match borrow er; but the visiting-card economizer is a new brand of woman who exists only in the most exclusive society. So niggardly is she on the point of her visiting cards that she demands them back from her Intimate friends; from .her mere acquaintances she steals them at an opportune moment when the servant's back is turned, or when the mistress has left the room. She puts them slyly back into her card case. By a clever series of ma nipulations, it is said she can make 100 of them go as far as 500 went before. 1 THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAIL ROAD AND WESTERN CANADA. Will Open Up Immense Area of Free .Homestead Lands. The railway facilities of Western Canada have been taxed to the ut termost in recent years to transfer the surplus grain crop to the eastern markets and the seaboard. The large influx of settlers and the additional area put under crop have added large ly, to the grain product, and notwith standing the increased railway facil ities that have been placed at the dis posal of the public, the question of transportation has proved to be a se rious one. It will, therefore,1 be good news to everyone interested in Western Can ada to know that an authoritative statement has been given out by C. M. Hays, president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, that that rail way will do its share towards moving the crop of 1907 from Alberta, Sas katchewan and Manitoba to tide water, and thus assist in removing a serious obstacle which has faced the settlers during recent years. . Mr. Hay3, who has just completed a trip from Port age la Prairie to Edmonton In a prai rie schooner, a distance of 735 miles, which was covered In eighteen days, is enthusiastic about the country. This will be gratifying to settlers in the Canadian West, even if Mr. Hays declines to be bound to a time limit with the exactitude of a stop-watch. The Grand Trunk Pacific road will be in a position to take part in the trans portation ot the crop of 1907, and that will be satisfactory to the settlers in that country when the harvest is. gar nered. . - s The wheat crop of 1906 In Western Canada was about 90,000,000 bushels', and, with the increased acreage which is confidently expected to be put un der crop next year, it is safely calcu lated that fully 125,000,000 bushels will be harvested in 1907. . The necessity for increased transportation facilities are, therefore, apparent, and the state ment made by Mr. Hays will bring en couragement to the farmers of the Canadian West, new and old. The opening up of additional thousands of free homesteads is thus assured by the agent of the Canadian Govern ment, whose address appears else where. Hints for the Pipe Lover. The Canadian Cigar and Tobacco Journal gives some hints to those who smoke pipes. Everybody thinks he knows how to smoke a pipe, but to do It perfectly is not easy. "Time is a keynote of successful pipe smoking," says the Journal, "and another Is gen tleness. Take It easy. Don't crowd the pipe' to the top of the bowl. Never get a pipe hot. Keep cool, and keep your pipe cool. You can relight a pipe, and if you are an old smoker you will be all the better for it. When you have finished do not refill a heated pipe." MEN STILL LIVE IN CAVES. Troglodytic Villages Are Found. In Northern Africa. Grottoes and caverns are used more or less as shelters by primitive peo ples and thu3 Inhabited caves are of course most frequent in Africa. A con siderable number of natives make their homes in caves along the south ern shore of the Strait of Gibraltar and in some of those caves are found the polished stones and arrow heads of the stone age. Troglodyte villages are frequent in the Tebessa territory of Algeria, one of which, at Djeurf, 250 feet above the gorge of the Wadi HallaiL is reached by steps cut In the rock. The Inhabitants of the " Tunisian Island of Galite are cave dwellers, their habitations being grottoes which they have dug out of the limestone, or ancient burial caverns that they have enlarged. The subterranean villages of Matm-ata and of Medennle, hewn out of the rock, are in southern Tunisia. A Christian monastery built under ground in the twelfth century still exists.-at Goba, Abyssinia. The enor mous cavern discovered several years ago within two hours walk of the xrt of Tanga, in German East Africa, con tains rooms the roofs of which are from 120" to 250 feet above the floor. Only a few of these vast chambers have yet been explored, for the entire cavern seems to be inhabited by mil lions of bats. One of these killed with a stick measured nearly five feet cross its extended wings. f fIl O I JOIIN W. MORRIS I IlSik JOIVlJ Wantalnartoo. Dm CU I Successfully froecirte Claims lmia PrlnelDSl Fiainlner IT- 8. Pension Bsreaa. W. N. U, KANSAS CITY. NO. 3. 1907. . OI.OOO.OO REWARD F AL F (U) R R D AS L A D In the GULF COAST COUNTRY IN SOUTH TEXAS. Our Fanners make sore oron-j of frosa, Sjo.oo to twuxi per acre, and two or three crops a year. SUFFICIENT KAINf ALIm PltODUC TII SOILS. ARTESIAN WELLS. HEALTHFUL CLIMATE. No IllUaards in our Country like m the Paa handle. Land sella NOW at Sn-oo to Sas-oo per acre, on easy tetmt. WRITE TO. DAY for FREB LITERATURK and LATEST TEXAS MAP. Advertisinc Department D FALFURR1AS IMMIGRATION COMPANY. KANSAS CITY. MO. LET'S SHOW YOU. of fife, in girls (at about 13), or women (at about 45), requires the help of a pure, strengthening, tonic medicine, to carry them over the critical period and en sure their continued strength and health. - -.' -CARD TOE OF WOMAN'S RELIEF for over 50 years, has been a most successful medicine tor relieving pain, strengthening the womanly organs ' and regulating the func tions. Purely vegetable, non-intoxicating, harmless and reliable. Try it. At all Druggists cat WRITE lor Free Advice, statins' gee and describing-your symptoms, to Ladies Advisory JJepU. Cbattanoosav Medicine Co., Chattanoosa, lenn. NEW WHEAT LANDS IN THE CANADIAN WEST 5nnn additional miles ,UUU 0ff railway thia yer bar opened up & largely increased terri tory to ttoe progressive farmers of Western Canada and the Gov ernment of the Domin ion continues to ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY ACRES FREB to every settler. THE COUNTRY HAS NO SUPERIOR " Coal, wood and water in abnn dance; chnrchea. and schools convenient; markets easy of access; taxes low; climate the best in the northern tem perate xone. Zaw and order prevails everywhere. For ad v Ice an d in formation ad reus t he SUPERINTENDENT OP IMMIGRATION, Ottawa, Canada, or any authorized Canadian. Government Agent. J. S. CRAWFORD, No. 125 W. Ninth Street. Kansas City, Missouri. SICK HEADACHE i Positively cured by inese Aaliie jrms. They also relieve Dis tress from Dyspepsia. 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On first enlistment will be allowed an outfit of clothing worth $45.00. Rations, medicines, and medical attendance are furnished gratis in addition to pay. All candidates must pass the physical ex amination; must be citizens of th3 United States, and be able, to speak, read and write English. For full par ticulars apply at or communicate wltls THE NAVY RECRUITING STATION. 22 Past Office Baildiaf. Kansas Cily. Ma. r re Vast I I DON'T DELAY TO APPLY FOR PATENT . fV-ixl for FREE BOOKLET and learn wfay. M1LO B. STEVENS CO.. DS nth tit.. Wash ington. D. C Branches at Chicafro. Cle-relaiMl and Detroit. ESTABLISH ED 1864. NO PATENT. NO FEE FOR OUR SERVICES RFATIFR of tWs paper de lLllllVUv sinnz to bur any thine advertised in its columns should insist upon having what they ask for, refusing ail suosti ' tutes or imitations. MtMZAL ESTATE. FARMS FOR BENT m?.Z 4..HELHAIX, ail OI.J CITY. loWa. CALIFORNIA ?r:T-. 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