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The Western Kansas World
H. S. GIVLER. Pub. WAKEENEY KANSAS May was almost as pleasant as De cember. ' ' Happy Alfonso! His . castles In Spain seem to have materialized very felicitously. - . , . The czar says he would be willing to die if he could make Russia happy. Why doesn't he try moving away? The prince of .the Asturias has not yet arrived at the stage where he will grow strong by eating Spanish .onions. That Berlin laborer who has been Jailed for; making faces at the- kaiser should restrain his feelings till after dark. ., ........ -- .. , Census bureau figures indicate that some women work until they get mar ried, thei secure divorces and go back to work. i . - -. . The cantaloupe will soon be here and then you will have to gamble whether- it will be good or bad when you buy one. . The man who referred to It as the merry month of May Is generally sup posed to have been a poet, but he was probably a satirist. "The American Indian never laughs," says the London World. Go on we know some in this town that seldom do anything else. From a legal point of view Methu selah has held the age so long that the statute of limitations prevents any successful attack on his title. Stolypin, the Russian premier, seems to lead a charmed life, and, in spite of plots and counterplots, may live to write his reminiscences. An arraignment in court of a young woman who has attempted suicide is assuredly not calculated to make her take a rosier view of existence. Prof. Jim Jeffries has turned down an offer of $40,000 and expenses to fight Prof. Bill Squires. It impairs a man's usefulness to society to be too rich. A New Jersey woman has recovered a. verdict of $2,500 against the Erie railroad for injury to her voice. She must have proved that the road cracked it. Finland is thinking seriously of try ing woman suffrage and the abolition of the liquor traffic. Either would cre ate commotion enough in almost any part of Europe. - . - , ' With a contract in his pocket under which he will be entitled to draw $206,000 a year, for four years, Caruso might build -himself a whole "zoo" of monkey houses. "' They are not saying much down on the isthmus, just now, but the rec ords for digging are going up and up, month after month. The canal is coming and coming fast. In England the manufacturers of bicycles are almost as prosperous as the automobile builders. Is this a revelation of British slowness or just proof of common sense? An effort is to be made to compel the Pullman company to charge less for upper than for lower berths. If a change is made in the prices the old prejudice against uppers may be ex pected to vanish very suddenly. If everyone concerned would keep In mind the fact that an angry dog is not a mad dog, 9,939 times out of every 10,000, says Cleveland Leader, It would contribute much to the pub lic comfort in times of hydrophobia talk. The prompt arrest of a burglar who bad been eating onions should be fol lowed by condign punishment. - It is bad enough to carry off the valuables of law-abiding citizens, but to invade a happy home and scent it up with onions is simply an alliaceous offense. The young heir to the Spanish throne has practically dropped out of public sight since his birth. He may as well be given to understand at the start that if he expects to continue to be famous he will have to keep doing things with uninterrupted regularity. Of the 19 women just elected to the parliament of Finland, five are teach ers, two are editors and a number are well-known philanthropic workers. Several of the women led their tick ets. Baroness Alexandra Gripenbere, beloved for her sweet personality and ber good works, got the largest vote of any candidate nominated by the Old Finnish party. Another woman 'who got a big vote and was elected waa Minna Sillanpaa. president of the Servants' union. It is said that women, of all parties voted for her because of her extensive knowledge of the conditions of working women. The Japanese legation has - sent word to the Brazilian minister of for eign affairs that there will shortly ar rive in Rio de Janiero a large liner, belonging to a Japanese ""shipping com pany, which is fitted up as a floating exhibition of Japanese products, say? the Brazilian Review. The government of Brazil is atnrhor Ized to organize a regular service for propaganda of the mineral wealth of the country, especially as regards pro . pecting, and can. It it- deems exped ient, subsidize comprcles capabJa cf AN OLD SOLDIER'S GRATITUDE. He Buys a Wonderful Hat for His Ben efactress Who Aided Him in Get- . j.- ting a Pension. Letters from Washington made It apphtent-T It waa. in the year 1891 that Heinrich Heinbach was going to receive a back pension, dating from 1865; - Badly wounded during the civil war, lie had applied for a pension, and then forgotten it. Now, applying un- -dr the disabilities act lof 1890, his old claim had been revived. . From my observations . of the claim ant and the witnesses who accompan ied him when he came to. my office, I was sure that Heinrich would need some counsel and admonition when he should unexpectedly acquire two or three thousand dollars, says Ada C. Sweet in the Chicago Journal. So I wrote to him, asking him to call upon me, bringing with him his wife. He came, with Mrs. Heinbach, a sensible, hard-working, kindly woman. the mother of four well grown chil dren. I broke the news of their com ing good fortune, and Heinrich prom ised to take his wife with him when he drew his first pension and to carry out her wishes as to how the money should be used. The great day came around, a month or two after our talk, when I listened to the plans of the hones t couple had made for the future. They were first to deposit the money, $3,050 and some cents, in a bank. Then they were to buy a little home in a small town near. Chicago where there was a factory in which Heinrich and his oldest boy. could work, and where the children could" go to school and "grow It Was Indeed a Triumph of Millinery Mind. up to be somebody," as Mrs. Heinrich said. "We'll be happy, in our own home, and away from the places where it is so easy to go wrong," she added, with a significant look toward her husband. Heinriok made one meek appeal for $50 to have a good time, once," and this was conceded to him. And later in the day I saw the happy couple go out with their indorsed government check in the wife's pocket, and they were headed straight for the savings bank. I thought I had seen the last of them, but within three hours they re turned. Something great was evi dently on the mind of the veteran. The wife had an apologetic and sub dued look, but nothing of the kind ap peared in Heinrich's mien. The new bank book showed their deposit of $3,000, and after felicitations over that, Heinrich arose and brought from the outer office, where he had left it on coming in, a big- milliner's box. He had bought for me, as a token of esteem, and in recognition of my ef forts to save his money bom his rath er shady friends, a hat. "She shall have the very best hat In Chicago, I told my wife," explained the old soldier, as he ui.Ued the string from around the box. - j ' "I told Heinrich he might not suit you," broke in the wife, "but he would have his way!" "Just this once," said Heinrich. "Every woman likes best of all a fine hat. We went over on "State1 street, and there I had made Just the hat for you." . - " . Now came into the view, from its wrappings, the gforious hat. It was indeed a triumph - of the millinery mind, aided "by -masculine determina tion. There was first a frame of some kind, and this was piled with ribbons and flowers and lace and buckles and beads, and topped by feathers. It was a large affair, with nothing stingy or contracted about it. As for color, as Heinrich pointed out to me, it could not possibly go wrong, no matter how unreasonable I, as a woman, might naturally be. "I know how particular women are about the colors they wear," he said, "and so I looked out for that. "There Is every color on this,", be continued, as he balanced the hat on his fore finger, and" turned it round and round. It waa true no color was wanting. The price, too, was conspicuously dis played, in order that I might have no misgivings. ' The tears came to my eyes as I saw that, the veteran had paid $10 out of his $50, reserved for his "good time, once." . , I put on the rainbow hat before the little mirror, and . I told Heinrich, truthfully, that I bad never bad snch (5g M Use a hat before never dreamed" of sucn 1 a hat! - My every -day hat of brown was contrasted : with this new - one, " and Heinrich felt sorry for me that I could' not wear his present every day, a manifest sacrilege, 'though, which" he really could not recommend. . - . "I bet youTl hate to put on -that lit tle hat Mondays after you have been wearing your new one," he said,- and he openly gloated upon the contrast" between my plain old hat and my new and striking headgear. But there was a look of uncertainty on Mrs. Heinbach's face. She knew that hat was not "my wtyle," But-, her woman's wit never allowed her- fpra moment to dampen the satisfac.tion'ot her Husband in this supreme-, mojnent of his altruistjp ; triunfph." " At JatK after many handshakes j the. manand his wife went. away. As. I was laying my treasure in" its box .Mrs."- Heinrigh; reappeared, alone.i -;- J neinrica was gone .aown in tne el evator," she said. ; "I told" him to wait for me. - know that: hat is not for you. It is big enough,. but it has too' much red, and yellow, and purple, and the pink ribbon is not to you becom ing. So I said to the clerk, when Heinrich would- have her put on the green feather,. 'You must change this," I said, 'when-the lady - brings it back." And she promised It. Your go over al ready and you trade for what you like." , I thanked the good woman for hei kindness, and she went away as pleas'; ed with herself as Heinrich had been with himself. And there never wis, and ncter will be, another, hat built and anagned like unto that hat from kind old Heinrich Heinbach! LARRY'S PROMOTION. After His War Experienc He Became a Veteran and the Pride of His Mother's Heart. "Idle, is it?" said Mrs. Flaherty bridling. "If annybody had said that same but yersilf, Mrs. O'Rourke, that's been the good friend to us all, and fished the bye himself out o' the oulc cistern oncet wid yer blessed gooc grip on the little breeches of him ah. well, you may call him idle if ye like 'Tis but a careless way of spaking and no rale discompliment. : J "Tubbe sure, Larry's niver one tc howld a job beyant the toime the jot howlds his fancy. 'Tis Mike's the.stid dy- one yis; if he wasn't, whativer'c become of him? 'Tis not himself could drop a job in the middle, and take hit bit of a rist, and thin get another jot anny toime, annyhow, annywhere. th minute he was ready for jt. But Larry, that has the way wid him, and the shmile on him 'There's a square thing about the bye's ears,' 'twas hit grandmother used to be saying. 'Thej niver hear No whin 'tis--said ; to hin: the first toime; and whin 'tisrepated 'tis Yis!' , And that's so. ' "Ah, now, Mrs. O'Rourker ye know betther! Partial? Me? Me that lovet the pair of thim as ayquil as ipet tw"c eyes? Ah, thin, niver 1 But -I 4oq what I know. . " ' " ' : "Whin ye say that Mike's a foine stiddy worker, and shares " his 'wages wid his mother like the good son he is saints-forbid I shud deny it. But m youngest me Larry 'twas him. wint fightin to Cuby, a picture in his sod ger clo'es and ready to be kilt like s hayro. And now he's promoted to b a veteran. Sure, 'twas years afthei the big war befure Patrick was that; but here's Larry, niver shtopping lik his father to be a corporil and a ser geant on the way, but just making tht one grand lape of it, and a veteran al twenty-si vin. . "Mike is a good bye; but me Larry, praise hivin! is the pride of his coun thry, and an honor to the Flahertys. and the joy of me ould heart. 'Tit the impartial judgment of a mother. Lindy's Select patronage. It was during the time of the Spanish-American war. An' officer of a Massachusetts regiment, carrying un der his arm a bundle of soiled linen, called at the home of a colored women living on the outskirts of Jacksonville, who had made quite a reputation for good - laundry work among the sol diers. "Does yo berlong t' de Fif Man' land?" "No." -" "To de Hund'ed-an'-fifty-f if Indee any?" . "No." ' "Th'd Pennsellvany? "No." "Twen'y-secon' Ohio?".. - - ." ' "No!" :. ' "Wale,-yo' all clar outen here; fse kep' private wash-lady by dose fo' reg iments!" Harper's Weekly. Repulse of Balloons by Coast-Defens - Batteries. The German military authorities have been conducting a series of in teresting experiments at the Heubude coast-defense battery, Danzig bay, with the object of determining the efficiency of modern . ordnance in re pelling captive and free balloons. The battery was : eqaipped with -10-centimeter guns and mortars. : Shrapnel was the ammunition used., Floating at a height that varied between ..18,000 and 25,000 feet,' balloons of 100 cable meters' capacity - were quite - easily brought down. Only one balloon es caped inland. -.x : . . Explorer's Widow . Marries. : " Dorothy. Lady Stanley, the widow of the famous African; ixplorer,- was married a few days ago to Henry Cur tis, of whom the .world knows little save that he is a fellow of the Royal Collego of Surgeons. Since Sir Henry M. Stanley's death, three years ago, she has "lived .the life of a recluse at Furze-Hill, the country placein Sur rey, that Stanley bought, and where he is buried. w TWO TERRIBLE. YEARS. The Untold Agonies otUNcglected Kid ney Troubles. Mrs. James French, 65 Weir Street, Taunton, Mass, says: "When I began ' - - using Doan's Kid ney Pills I was so run down and mis erable that I could hardly endure it. Terrible pains in the back attacked me frequently-and the kidney secre tions were - much disordered. I was a nervous wreck and there -seemed no hope.- Doan's Kid ney Pills -brought my first relief and six boxes . have so thoroughly cured Land-yegulate.d my .kidneys tha't there has. been no return of my old trouble." ' Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-Milbnrn Co., - Buff alo-, N. Y. .Targets for Anglers. - Not long ago several wood disks. one foot in diameter, painted white, and. each provided with a line and a lead weight, were placed in the pool in . Central park, this city, "" by the Anglers' club, for targets for fly and. bait-casting. As a granitoid walk adjoins the eastern end of the pool, and the targets furthest from the casting platform are near this walk, thousands of park visitors' worry the lives out of the policemen and park employes with questions relative to the purpose of the white disks. They have been asked if the strange things are early lilypads and everything un der the sun an idle lounger can im agine. One of the patrolmen told me the other day that his naturally sweet temper had been ruined since the ap pearance of. "them things." But the most curious questions of all was fired at me one day as I watched the anglers practicing. "Are those tin cans used in fish breeding?" asked the visitor. "What cans?" I queried, not grasp ing his meaning. "Why, those tin cans in the lake?" "Oh! No, those are targets." For est and Stream. . The Breakers to Remain Closed. Word comes from abroad that Mrs. Vanderbil is to take a large estate near -London, and that the Breakers will not be open this season in New port, . - This will be the second summer that this magnificent estate has been closed, and it means a social as well as financial loss to the place. - To the gossips of the smart set it means that" something attractive is keeping Mrs. Vanderbilt and her daughter on the other side of the At lanticsomething' that draws like ' a lodestone. No longer is Robert Goelet's name heard in connection with the hand of Miss Vanderbilt, and we are at our wit's end to know just who the lucky Johnny is. New .York American. Is the Sailors' Friend. Sixty thousand sailors look to H. A. Hanbury for advice and for " protec tion.' Mr. Hanbury . is the " United States shipping commissioner for the port of New York. . He is the sailors' judge and jury. The men who sign on foreign craft now must appear be fore him for their papers instead of going to the consuls of the various countries. He decides all disputed questions between the men and their sailing masters. Many of the abuses of these men that formerly were com mon, such as compelling them to buy their outfits from the ship owners or captains, have heen done away with under Mr. Hanbury's rule. His-office is on the Battery park, New York; where he easily can reach all the ships leaving that port. ... . - Riddle, "What is the difference between a chauffeur and a surgeon?" asked the every ready joker. "Give it up," answered the man who was bored. "The chauffeur runs people down and the surgeon cuts them up." Hastily boarding a - passing . street car, he made a safe getaway. De troit Free Press. COFFEE COMPLEXION. Many Ladies Have Poor Complexions from Coffee. ""Coffee caused dark colored blotches on my. face and body. I had been drinking It for a long while and these blotches gradually appeared, until finally they became permanent and were about as dark as coffee itself. "I formerly had as fine a complex Ion as one could ask for. "When I became convinced that cof fee was the cause of my - trouble, I changed and took to using Postum Food Coffee, and as I made it well, ac cording to directions, I liked it very much, and have since that time, used It in place of coffee. "I am thankful to say I am sot ner vous any more, as I was when I was drinking coffee, and my complexion is' now as fair and good as It was years ago. It -is very plain that coffee caused the trouble." " - .. - Most bad complexions are caused by some disturbance of the stomach and coffee is the greatest distnrlier of digestion known. Almost any woman can have a fair complexion if she will leave off coffee and use Postum Food Coffee and nutritions, healthy food in proper quantity." Postum furnishes certain elements from the natural grains from the field that Nature uses to 3-ebuild the nervous system and when that Is in good condition, one can depend npon a good complexion as well as a good healthy body. I There's a Reason." Read, "The Road to WeUville,- In pkgs. . TOO YOUNG FOR A STICiCC. Why Boy Would Have Nothing to Do with His Lemenade. Tt was at a children's treat in the country," said the Settlement worker with pink cheeks and unbounded en thusiasm, "and lemonade and edibles were being supplied to a collection of small children who looked, for tne most part, like babies and were as sophisticated as I don't know what to say. As I walked around to see that everyone was getting enough to eat and drink I came to one Infant whose "mug of lemonade had not been touched apparently. I observed that there was a little twig from one of the trees floating on the top, but they are not fastidious as a rale and it did not oc cur to me that he objected to the proof that he waa playing under real trees. "Why don't you drink the lemon ade, little brother V said I. "Isn't it sweet and nice? Don't you like it?" He wriggled a bit and rubbed his ear on his shoulder in a delightful state of embarrassment, and then with a knowing twinkle he said: "I guess, teacher, I'm too little to drink lemon ade wid a stick in it." N, Y. Times. ELEVEN YEARS OF ECZEMA.' Hands Cracked and Bleeding Nail Came Off of Finger Cuticura Rem edies Brought Prompt Relief. "1 - had eczema on my hands for about eleven years. The hands crack ed open in many places and bled. One of my fingers was so bad that the nail came off. I had tried so many rem edies, and they all had failed to cure me. I had seen three doctors, but got no relief. Finally I got a cake of Cuti cura Soap, a box of Cuticura Ointment and two bottles of Cuticura Resolvent Pills. Of course I keep Cuticura Soap all the time for my hands, but the one cake of Soap and half a box of Cuti cura Ointment cured them. I recom mend the Cuticura Remedies to all suffering with eczema. Mrs. Eliza A. Wiley, R. F. D. No. 2, Liscomb, la., Oct. 18, 1906." New In Walt Paper. A new design in fancy wall paper patterns comes from Kansas City; also a way to utilize cancelled checks. A firm has had all its offices papered with old checks, placed neatly edge to edge. The face figures of the checks vary from $30,000 to $1,000, and the total for one room is $8,000, 000. As a gilt moulding runs around the edges of each check-panel, the general effect is rather pleasing. By following the directions, which are plainly printed on each package of Defiance Starch, Men's Collars and Cuffs can be made just as stiff as de sired, with either gloss or domestic finish. Try it, 16 oz. for 10c, sold by all good grocers. , Conclusive. "Do you regard this prevalence of high prices as a sign of prosperity?" "Certainly," answered Mr. Dustin Stax; "the fact that people can afford to pay them is a conclusive sign of prosperity." Washington Star. DO VOtR CLOTHES LOOK TELLOWf If so, use Red Cross Ball Blue. It will make them white as snow. 2 oz. package 5 cents. Once-in a while the voters get busy and elect an honest man. Tho Farmer's Opportunity 95, OOO Acres in the "Garden Spot of the World" is Now Being Opened Up to the American People. Dr. Chas. F. Simmons Ranch r the You will never get another chance like this: $210, payable $10 a month, without interest, buys two lots and a farm of from 10 acres, for truck and fruit raising, to a 640-acre farm in balmy south Texas, where the people are prosperous, happy and contented. - Where the flowers bloom ten months in the year. Where the fanners and gardeners, whose seasons never end, eat home-grown June vegetables in January, and bask in mid-winter's balmy air and glorious" sunshine. - Where the land yield is enormous and the prices remunerative. Where something can be planted and harvested every month in the year. - Where the climate is so mild that the Northern farmer here save practically all his fuel bills and three-fourth the cost of clothing his family in the North. -- Where the country is advancing and property values rapidly In -creasing. " r ' Where all stock, without any feed, fatten winter and summer, on the native grasses and brash. Where the same land yields the substantlals of the temperate the luxuries of the tropic zones. Where the farmer does not have to work bard six months in the year to raise feed to keep his stock from dying daring the win ter, as they do in the North and Northwest. Where there are no aristocrats and people do not have to work " hard to have plenty and go in the best society. Where the natives work less and have more to show for what they do than in any country in the United States. i Where bouses, barns and fences can be built for less than half - -the cost in the North. Where sunstrokes and heat prostrations are unknown - Where sufferers from. Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Hay Fever " and Throat Troubles find relief . " Where, surrounded by -fruits and vegetables, which ripen every' month in the year, the living Is better and less expensive than la the North. Where the water is pure, soft and plentiful. Where the taxes are so low that the amount Is never missed. . . - Where Public and Private Schools and Churches of all denom inations are plentiful. Where peace, plenty and good will prevail. - Where it is so healthy that there are few physicians and most of them, to make a living, supplement their income from other bus iness. - . . . 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