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I I ' The Western Kansas World - H. S.' GIVLER. Pub. WAKEEN'EY KANSAS Table Manner. Man gives up with reluctance the table manners of the jungle. For cen turies he has been instructed with line upon line, precept upon precept; but the average boy and girl still pre fer fingers to forks and tongues to napkins. It may. however, be encour aging to the weary mother to ob serve that a little progress has been made by the human race in four cen turies, even though . her individual specimen of boyhood may lag far be hind perfection. Erasmus, writing for the young gentlemen of his time, laid down a code of table manners re markable for what they do nqt take for granted; and although we must make some allowance for the irony ol the learned critic, we still have a pic ture of the dinner table of his "time calculated to give us hope of our own. He assures his reader that it is very rude to wipe his nose on the table cloth or his Angers bn his neighbor's coat. One may not praise the achieve ments of one's own cook, or criticize unfavorably one's host's dinner, .no matter how badly it is cooked. A courteous guest will not ' give his bones to the dogs to crack under the table, nor will he feed the cat, or en courage either cat or dog to Jump on the table. "But, above all," says the frank and vigorous Erasmus, "do not lick your plate! It Is an act that ill becomes a cat, let alone a gentle- Stage Reform. Every now and then the important intelligence is imparted to a waiting multitude that the stage is to be ele vated. It is an old cry and it signifies nothing, for the patrons of the play house make it what it is and mana gers only Bupply a public demand. References are always being made to the palmy days of the drama, and a revival of them is frequently predict ed, but the truth is that there were just as reprehensible performances in the past as there are in the present, though, of course, there were some noble histrionic efforts that are re peated to-day. It is claimed that this is an era of commercial managers, who are only bent on making money and are deficient in artistic inspira tion, but " even Shakespeare did not disdain accumulating .a comfortable fortune for his day. from the produc tion of his play3, and few, men are anxious to embark in an unpaying venture, even for the sake of art. We are now told that there Is to be an intellectual theater in upper Broad way, New York, where only the cream of the best old and new plays will be brought out. We wish it success, re marks the Boston Budget, but we are afraid that its patronage will not be remunerative, for the theater is re garded by the majority of people as a place of entertainment, and not as a school for moral and intellectual training. China After Ideas. - Slowly but surely modern ideas are getting a foothold in China. The ap pointment of a commission to visit Japan, Great Britain and Germany with a view to examining and report ing upon the working of constitution al systems in- those countries is ;full of significance, which is Increased be cause of the character of those chosen for the service. These are men of the most progressive spirit. Further more, they represent the aspirations pf the real Chinese rather than the purposes of the Manchus, who to a large extent are an alien element, al though they have managed to fasten their power upon the government and to perpetuate a dynasty which has been a constant source of political friction. . The voice of awakened China is making itself heard and is likely to be more insistent in. demand ing changes and reforms that shall be for the benefit of all the people. And much of this impetus to better things comes from Chinesewho have been educated in the United States or have lived here long enough to see how lib eral government works. - According to a report on the crops In the American Agriculturist, Ameri can farmers earnings will be a thou sand million dollars greater this year than last. The gain is due to the in creased prices of farm products, the production in general being fully ten pe cent, smaller than last year. No wonoer farmers are celebrating bj holding big state fairs. They can af ford it. - Peace advocates are trying to check the importation of German war toys. They wish some one to invent a pop ular "peace toy." How would pigeons do? Boys like to raise them as much as they like to play with tin soldiers. . Why not distribute doves of peace in pairs? Scholars assert that St. Patrick's real name was Patrlclus Magonus Suc atus. But this will not make the slightest difference on the 17th of March. r Latest Kansas Events. Making Two Blades Grow. Four years ago Henry Smith of Mis sion township. Brown county, hauled out the manure from his cattle yards, and scattered it on his farm. When he went to plow he found big bunches of rank clover growing wherever the manure had been placed. He plowed it under and to his surprise up came large patches from these 'scattering bunches the next year. He plowed it all under again and. the next year it had spread wonderfully, and now after raisXs a crop of wheat on the same ground each year, he has a patch of solidly set clover, rank and vigorous, scattered over 50 acres wherever the manure was placed. A big crop of wheat and a crop of clover off the same ground this year and the ground again seeded to wheat. He does not believe that this wonderful spread came from the seed, but from the lit tlejbuds on the roots, for, said he, I plowed too deep for clover seed to ever get through. The ground was enriched more every year . and' the yield of wheat increased. 4i- Chautauquas Organize. . Representatives of nine Chautauqua associations of Kansas met at Topeka and organized a mutual benefit or ganization which will be known as' the Kansas Chautauqua alliance. The purpose of the new organization is to raise ' "the standard of Chautauqua work throughout the state, secure bet ter lecturers and attractions for the summer courses and look after other matters intended to improve the courses. There are 18 organizations in Kansas which are eligible to mem bership in this alliance. The require ments are that the association be or ganized and comply with the plans of the general association. Nine of the Kansas associations were directly represented and five more were repre sented by letter and they agreed to help in the state work. The officers elected were: President, W. H. Eaton, Clay Center; vice president, A. O. Ebright, Sterling; treasurer, C. F. Henson, Paola; secretary, Miss Chloe Mattison, Kansas City. Finest Hog in the World. Clay Center is now the home of an $8,000 Poland-China hog the property of C. W. Dingman of Clay Center and Smith Bros., of Alma. "Voter is the name of this wonderful hog and not only is he an $3,000 hog but he is the finest specimen of his breed in the world, according to the hog experts of the United States. "Voter" won the championship prize over all Poland-China hogs of all ages at the Illinois state fair. The Illinois state fair Is held late, and the winners of all the state fairs held before were there to compete " for the prize of champion which would indicate that the winner was the best of his breed of any age in the world. "Voter" is not only valued at $8,000 but a half interest' in him actually sold for that price, being paid to Mr. Dingman by Smith Bros., of Alma. He is the highest-priced Poland-China hog in the world. Must Report on Typhoid. Physicians who do not report ty phoid fever cases in Kansas are to be prosecuted by the" county health of ficers, according to instructions sent out recently by Dr. S. J. Crumbine, secretary of the Kansas board of health. Dr. Crumbine has received several complaints of typhoid cases not being reported. Typhoid fever is regarded as the most dangerous dis ease in the state. - The orders for re ports were made so that county health officers could investigate the source of .infection and take steps to prevent the. farther spread of the disease from the same source. While the disease is not contagious, many cases may spring from the same source. - Meeting of Librarians. The Kansas' Librarians'-asociation held its seventh annual convention at Newton. New officers of. the associ ation were elected as follows: Presi dent, Miss Lida Romig, Abilene; vice president, - Miss" Clara Francis, To peka; second vice president,- Mrs. Rosa M. Hibbard, Topeka; third vice president, Mrs. Dora Renn. Lawrence; members at large, Mrs. Rebecca D. Kiner, - Hiawatha, and . Mrs. Nellie CJ Beatty, Lawrence; treasurer, Mrs." Delia E. Brown, Salina. Kansa City, Kan., was. chosen for the meeting place next year. She Kills Sixteen Rattlesnakes. - Edna Lloyd, a school girl " living near Goodland, has demonstrated that she is a rattlesnake killer. She states that one morning she was startled by a rattlesnake warning. She killed it with a hoe. Going to the other end of the patch she saw two more which she killed. Next lay she came upon a nest of 13 and disposed of them, mak ing sixteen rattlers disposed of in this way. - :. x - Sherman's Remark Recalled. General W. T. Sherman visited Kan sas last in 1879. It is recalled that on that occasion be temarked: "I once marched to the sea with 100,000 good. trusty men. I wondered what had be come of them ail until I came to Kansas." - . Six New Banks Chartered. Charters were granted to six new Btate banks by the state charter board. Five of the new banks are capitalized at $10,000 and one at $16,- eoo. New Farming Club for Boys. Another movement which ought to interest everybody in Kansas i3 the organization of the "Kansas Boys' Im proved Farming club." In this an endeavor will be made' to Interest sev eral thousand boys in . working out some practical . demonstrations In farming and feeding or dairying, sim ple problems that represent best methods recommended by the heads of departments for every' farmer and feeder. Boys who join" this club will receive circulars from the" extension department of the agricultural college indicating four lines-of simple experi ments or demonstrations, and each boy may. choose those that suit him best. Then- when he has made his choice and notified the college fie -. will be given further instruction, suggestion and help. - There Is no fee of any kind connected with th's and no charge for pamphlets sent to the boys. There ought to be 10,000 members in this Kansas Boys' club. All boys who wish to become members should write to the superintendent of Agricultural Col lege Extension of Manhattan, . and membership blanks will be sent and demonstration circulars and pamph lets will be mailed immediately. Dickinson's Successful Fair. -: The Dickinson County fair has been a success throughout and the attend ance was ... large, considering the weather, which was very bad. The prizes given to school girls for the finest flowers and to the boys for the best corn, the free automobile rides for all the country school children and the public wedding were the chief features of the meeting. The races were excellent and some fair records "were made though the track was heavy. Vaudeville was given between races and the attendants on the fair were greatly pleased with the entire programme. To Drain Farm With Tiling. Sam Ward, who lives near Tonga noxie, just across the county line in Leavenworth county, has undertaken to lay tile in such a way as to drain every part of his 200-acre farm, and ordered ten car loads of tiling. He expects to use all of this and possible to have to order two car loads more. There will be 33,500 feet of the tiling when laid and the cost will be ap proximately $2,800. Live Stock Prices Higher. Live stock prices are getting hign er and higher all the time in Western Kansas, especially for horses send mules. . Ivan Fisher who has . a big sales stable, at Fort Collins, Col., shipped a car of mares from Norton which cost him an average of $195 per -head-. They are heavy animals weighing from 1,400 to 1,800 pounds each. Good mules are selling around the $200 mark. . Anthony Favors Primary. Congressman D. R. Anthony of Leavenworth has written to each state officer a personal letter in an attempt to learn whether or not the present state officials, who will undoubtedly be candidates for re-election, favor the nomination of the next, republican state ticket by a direct primary. An thony is in favor .of this plan and has so announced himself.. Militia of 1864 to Meet. F. M. Gable of Lansing has issued a call for. a meeting of the members of the Kansas State Militia of 18C4 at the National hotel in Leavenworth to consider action to be taken in se curing pensions for . the members of the state militia who took part in the campaigns Kot " the Civil- war and against .General Price's invasion of Kansas. - Many Alfalfa Mills. Alfalfa meal mills are getting to the front. In Northwest Kansas.- The one in operation In Mankato has proved 6a successful that money is be'ng liberal ly subscribed for the erection oi plants in Kirwin and Osborne. A ne mill Is to be built at Norton to take the place of the one destroyed by fire a few months ago. v New Union Pacific Divisions. " -" It is asserted at Salina that Salina will be a Union" Pacific freight divis ion point hereafter. It is also reported that-. there will be four freight divts--Ion points on the line instead of three, the four being Topeka. Salina, Ellis and Sharon Springs, instead of Junc tion .City, Ellis and Cheyenne Wells, as heretofore. . Dead on Track. " ' The body of a man was found on the Santa Fe tracks at Reading-. . A book found in one of the pockets di rected that in case of accident to the owner, Joseph t. Evans of Allegan, Mich., was to be notified. The name of Charles Lvans was signed in the book." . In One Family Six Bora in August. There Is an unusual record in the family of Hugh Doniy. a city letter carrier in Hiawatha, . Mr. Doniy has six children between the ages of one and 13 years, and all of them were born In August. There are no twins in the family, but two of the children were born on the same - date, seven years apart. Mr. -Doniy was born July 31. This makes seven birthday an niversaries in ' the ' family within a month. The members of the family are obliged to buy 49 gifts to give to each other within this period.. A Young Composer. Rachel, aged 12, wrote an compo sition on wild flowers in which she praised the arbutus, the liverwort, the spring beauty, the blood root, and all of the other blossoms of dell and dale. But she wrote on both sides of her sheet of paper, and when she asked her father, who was an editor, to publish her article, he called her attention to that fact. "--' "You've written on both sides of your paper," said he. "Well," was the reply, "and don't you print on both sides of yours?" - ALL THINGS IN PROPORTION. invalid's Meal Evidently Had Not In- - . creased Good Humor. - .-For many weeks " the Irritable mer chant had been riveted to bis bed by typhoid fever. Now he was conva lescing. He clamored for something to eat, declaring that he was starv ing. "To-morrow you may have some thing " to eat,"- promised the doctor. The merchant realized that there would be a restraint to his appetite, yet he saw. In vision, a modest, steam ing meal placed at his bedside. "Here is your dinner," said the nurse next day, as she gave the glow ering patient a spoonful of tapioca pudding, "and the doctor emphasizes that everything else you do must be in the same proportion." TTwo hours later the nurse heard a frantic call from the bed chamber. "Nurse." breathed the man heaplly, "I want to do some reading, bring me a postage stamp." HAVE CRAZE FOR FORMULA. Smokers Follow Fashions in the Use of Tobacco. "Make me up a package of tobacco according to the formula used by Ed win Booth," said the man with a southern accent. "That is the third man who has asked for that kind of tobacco to-day," said the dealer. "It Is strange that people from remote parts of the country as well as New Yorkers make a fad of buying the same brand of tobacco that Booth smoked. And it isn't always the Booth mixture that they want. I have filed away the formulas for mixing the favorite tobacco of many famous per sons. Smokers the country over .have heard of this collection of recipes and one feature of every man's trip to New York is to try a pipeful of some big man's favorite tobacco. In most cases . this special mixture la so strong that the nerves of the average smoker cannot stand it. He has to give up after a few pipefuls and go back to a popular mixture,-but he has the satisfaction of having had the ex perience." The New York Sun. 66 A Doctor of Divinity, now Editor, of a well-known Religious paper, - has written regarding the controversy be tween Collier's Weekly - and the Re ligious Press of the Country and oth ers, including ourselves. Also regard ing suits for libel brought by Collier's against us for commenting - upon its methods. - These are his sentiments, with some very emphatic words left out. , "The religious Press owes you a debt Of gratitude for your courage in showing up Collier's Weekly as the "Yell-Oh Man." Would you care to use the inclosed article on the "Boo Hoo Baby" as the "Yell-Oh Man's successor?" ..." "A contemporary remarks that Col lier's has finally run against a solid hickory "Post" and been damaged in its own estimation to the tune of S750.000.00." - - - "Here is a publication which has. In utmost disregard of the facts, spread broadcast damaging statements about the Religious Press- and others and has suffered those false, statements to go -uncontradicted until, not satisfied after finding the Religious Press too quiet, and peaceful, to resent the In sults, It makes the mistake of wander ing into fresh field and butts its rat tled head against this Post and all the World laughs. Even Christians smile, as the Post suddenly turns and gives It back a dose of its own medicine." "It is a mistake to say all the World laughs. No cheery laugh comes from Collier's, but it cries and boo hoos like a spanked baby and wants $750,000.00 to soothe its tender,- lacerated feel ings" - "Thank Heaven it has at last struck a man with "back bone" enough to call a spade a "spade" and who believes In telling the whale-truth without fear or tavor." - " Perhaps Collier's with Its . "utmost disregard for the facts," may say no such letter exists. Nevertheless it Is on file in our office and is only one of a mass of letters and other data, news paper comments, etc., denouncing the "yellow" methods of Collier's., This volume Is so large that a man could not well go thru it under half a day's steady work. The letters come from -'various parts of America. Usually a private controversy Is' not Interesting to the public, bnt this is a public controversy. - Collier's has been using the "yellow" methods to attract attention to itself, but, jumping in the air, cracking heels together and yelling "Look at me" wouldn't suffice, so it started out on a "Heller Than Thou" attack on the Re ligious Press and on medicine. . We leave It to the public now, as we did when we first resented Collier's attacks, to say whether, in a craving for sensation and circulation.- its at tacks do not amount to a systematic mercenary hounding. We likewise leave it to the public to say whether Collier's, by Its own policy and meth The "Mound City." St. Louis rejoices in the sobriquet of Mound City from the fact that the original settlers found there . many elevations which it is supposed were relics of that strange people who dwelt In the Ohio and Mississippi val leys and are known to modern times only as the Mound Builders. No ade quate explanation has yet been found of their strange - mode of leaving memorials of their existence. The limestone bluffs -on which a part of St. Louis stands furnish a solid foun dation for the business buildings. - Held Up. y "Stop!" shouted the man on, the country road, holding up a warning hand. Muttering - something about rural cops, the automobilist obeyed. "Turn around and come back to town with me," said the stranger. "You were going at least 35 miles an hour." . "You're a constable," I suppose," said the automobilist, with a covert sneer, when they had reached the village. "Me?" replied the passenger. "No, I'm a farmer and had to come into town when all the teams was busy. Nice growing weather? Thanks. Good by." - " . "" Ensuing comment is purposely omit ted. Philadelphia Public Ledger. " Belling a Rat. You have probably read or heard that the best way to rid a house of rats is to catch one and fasten a bell about "its neck. A boy in Delaware tried the experiment two months. ago. He was badly bitten in making the bell fast, but he turned the rat loose and expected the tinkling of that bell would have great results. It did have. In the first place, the rat who wore It was constantly on the move all night, and the tinkling bell kept the family awake, .and in the next the sounds brought scores of new rats to the house. Instead of being afraid of the bell, they were charmed with the mu sic. Had the boy tied a harmonica to another rat's tail, the rodents, would have had a dance every night. She Was Willing. . "Yes," says the husband, "I have consented to accept the nomination-' "I am so glad the party is begin ning to recognize your merit," beams the wife. "Now my dear," the husband con tinues, "you know . that political af fairs are not love feasts, by any means. You must expect to see me vilified and attacked in a scandalous manner. No doubt the opposition will try to dig up sensational rumors about me, and all that sort of thing, but you must not ' " "Well.' she Interrupts, "I am really glad of it. You have always been strangely silent about whether or not you ever were engaged to anyone be fore you met me."' BOO-HOO ods, has. not made itself more ridicu lous than any comment of ours could make it. Does Collier's expect to regain any self-inflicted loss of prestige by de monstrating thru suits for damages, that it can be more artful In evading liability for libels than the humble but resentful victims of its defamation, or does it hope for starting a campaign of libel suits to silence the popular in dignation, reproach and resentment which it has aroused. Collier's can not dodge this public controversy by private law suits It can not postpone the public judgment against it. That great jury, the Pub lic, will hardly blame us for not wait ing until we get a petit jury in a court room, before denouncing this prod igal detractor of institutions founded and fostered either by Individuals or by the public, itself. No announcements during our entire business career were : ever- made claiming "medicinal effects" "for either Postum or Grape-Nuts. Medicinal ef fects are results obtained from the use of medicines. - Thousands of visitors go thru our entire works each month and see for themselves that Grape-Nuts contains absolutely nothing but wheat, barley and a little salt; Postum absolutely nothing but wheat and about ten per- "cent of New Orleans Molasses. The art of preparing these simple ele ments in a scientific manner to obtain the best food value and flavor, re quired some work and experience to acquire.. - Now, when any publication goes far enough out of its way to attack us be cause our advertising is "medical," it simply offers a remarkable exhibition of ignorance or worsa. - We do claim physiological or bodily results of favorable character follow ing the adoption of our suggestions re garding the discontinuance of coffee and foods which may not be keeping the individual in good health. We have no advice to offer the perfectly healthful person. His or her health is evidence in itself that the bever ages and foods- used exactly fit that person. Therefore, why change? But to the man or woman who Is ailing, we have something to say as a result of an unusually wide experience in food and the result of proper feed ing. . -.'"" "- ' . - In the palpably ignorant attack on us in. Collier's, appeared this state ment, "One widely circulated para graph labors to induce the impression that Grape-Nuts will obviate the ne cessity of an operation in appendi citis. - This Is lying and potentially deadly lying." ' In reply to this exhibition of well let the reader name it, the Postum Co., says: ' Let it be understood that appendi citis results from long continued dis turbance in the Intestines, caused pri marily by undigested starchy food. - .- The Way of the Child.- . -a ...n Krw - who had recently - passed his :fifth birthday was riding; in a car. with his mother, when ther. were asked the customary qnesuuu. -How Old is the boy?" After being: told the correct age, which did not require a fare, the conductor passed on to the next person. -" The boy sat quite still as if ponder ing over some question, and then concluding that full information had' not been given, called loudly to the- -conductor, then at the other end of the car: "And mother's 31!" A Definition of Success. How have the hypothetical scien tists and the exponents of unbelief" benefited themselves or humanity at large by sowing the seeds of doubt broadcast In the world? The real sci entists do not fall In this category, for they are believers In the real sense of the word; they know too much, they have seen too many mysterious mani festations of" the Divine creative pow er. Now, those who have disposed of the Bible and all evidences of Inspira tion, have written a great many books and some of them have won what tbe world at large lightly calls fame. Ac cording to the ordinary measures that are applied in such cases, they have been extremely successful, but real . suecess means the benefit of human ity in some form or other. If no such benefits can be shown as the result of" their labors, their success is not equal; to that achieved by the direst poverty and the deepest Ignorance. Joel. Chandler, in. Uncle Remus" Magazine. WHEN A "HUNCH" HELD GOOD. Chinese Laundry Ticket Suggested ' Bet on "Wing Ting.'. Kay Spence, a well-known horseman of Mexico, Mo., won $1,000 at the Louisville, Kyn race meeting a short . time ago as the result of a "hunch." Mr. Spence has a large breeding stable of "runners" near Mexico, and. attends all the big racing events in. the country. Not long since he was in Louisville and entered the" betting-, ring to see what odds were being of fered on the various entries. He found that Joaquin was the favorite -at even money, and pulled his wallet from his pocket, intending to bet on that horse. His attention was at tracted by something that fell from his wallet to the ground, and he stoop ed and picked it up. It was a Chi- . nese laundry ticket. He looked at' the "books" again and found that there was an entry with a Chinese name,. Wing Ting, at ten to one. That set tled it, for he considered he. had re ceived a "hunch" that could not be overlooked. Wing Ting won handily. Needless to say, those who backed the favorite considered Spence the sev enth son of the seventh son. Kansas City Star. " - -. .. 99 such as white bread, potatoes, ricev partly cooked cereals and such. Starchy food is not digested in the- . upper stomach but passes on into the-, duodenum, or lower stomach and in- testines, where, in a healthy individ ual, the transformation of the starch Into a form of sugar is completed and then the food absorbed by the blood. - But if the powers of digestion are- -weakened, a part of the starchy food will lie in the warmth and moisture of the body and decay, generating gases . and irritating the mucous surfaces un til under such conditions the rwhole lower part of the alimentary canal, in cluding the colon and the appendix, becomes - involved. Disease sets up and at times takes the form known as appendicitis. When the symptoms of the trouble make their appearance, would it not -be good, practical, common sense, to . .11. i . . V. 9, 1 kt.h t. causing the trouble and take a food in which the starch has been trans- ' fnrm oV Intrk n form nf eiiirar In ttltffe process of manufacture? This is identically the same form of sugar found in the human body after starch has been perfectly digested. . Now, human food is made up very -largely of starch and is required by the body for energy and warmth. Naturally, therefore, its use should be continued, if possible, and for the rea sons given above it is made possible in the manufacture of Grape-Nuts. In connection with this change of food to bring relief from physical dis turbances, we have suggested washing out the intestines to get rid of the im- UACUACt V-AUSC Ul VI 1 131 (11 UillJ Naturally, there are cases where the disease has lain dormant and the abuse continued too long, until ap parently only the knife will avail. But it is a well-established fact among the best physicians who. are acquainted with the details above recited, that preventative measures are far and away the best. Are we to be condemned for suggest ing a way to prevent disease by fol lowing natural methods and for per fecting a food that contains no "medi cine" and produces no "medicinal ef fects" but which has guided literally thousands of persons from sickness to health? We have received during the years past upwards of 25,000 letters from - people who have been' either helped or made entirely well -by fol- lowing our suggestions, and they are simple. - . -- - - -.." If coffee disagrees and causes any of the ailments common to some cofC 1 fee users quit it and take on Postum-""" If white bread, potatoes, rice -and' other starch foods make trouble, quit and use Grape-Nuts food which " is largely predigested and win digest. nourish and strengthen, whenr other forms Of food do not. It's Just plain, old common sense. - "There's a Reason for Postum and; Grape-Nuta, Pogtum Cereal Co, Ltd.