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Oil and Gas Wells. Taxed. Important changes in the taxation xt oil and gas property will be made this year If the instruction given the county assessors of the Kansas oil and gas field by the state tax commission are followed. The assessors were in Btructed to levy taxes upon the wells and also upon the mineral license or lease under which the wells are op erated. Heretofore, in most counties at least, the only item which has been taxed has been the fixtures. These, of course, will be levied upon as usual. The wells are to be appraised accord ing to their production. As a basis of valuation Edwin Foster, the county assessor of Montgomery county, said that he had adopted the rule that a gas well is worth $800 for every million cubic feet it will produce daily and that an oil'well is worth $200 for every barrel of oil it will produce daily." Murder Not a Bailable Crime. Frank Schenck and Mrs. Mollie Stewart, accused of the murder of the Schenck family near Ottawa last year, must remain in jaii umu ineir case is finally disposed of, according to the decision of the supreme court. Schenck and Mrs. Stewart brought an applica tion fcr a writ of habeas corpus in the supreme court to obtain their re lease on bond but the supreme court refused to grant the application. The attorneys for Schenck and Mrs. Stew art argued that since the Kansas leg islature had abolished capital punish ment that murder in the first degree became a bailable offense. Says Weights Must Be Full. Dr. S. J. Crumbine, secretary of the state board of health, is sending out a circular letter to the flouring mills of Kansas, urging and warning them that full weight must be sold. He states that he has found many brands of flour short from eight ounces to three pounds in 49-pound sacks. John Kleinhans, bis chief Inspector, has been making a thorough test of the flour sold, and Dr. Crumbine's letter is based upon that. Miss Howe Got the Prize. Miss Mateel Howe, daughter of E. W. Howe, editor of the Atchison Globe, has been awarded $590 for an article on Portland, Ore. Prizes were offered by the Portland Commercial club for the best articles on that city, pub lished in outside papers. The first prize was $1,000 and Miss Howe se cured the second prize with an article published in her father's paper. A Busy Printer. During the last , two., months,, the state printing office, under the" man agement of T. A. McNeal, has turned out 27,300 volumes of state books, hav ing a total of 7,971,600 pages, or an average of 292 pages to the book. Died On Road Home. The war department has been in formed of the death at Long Beach, Cal., of Edwin C. Jones, of Emporia, assistant director of printing at Ma nila, who had come home for the bene fit of his health. Named Sheriff of Barber County. Gov. Hoch has appointed Charles W. Kldd of Medicine Lodge sheriff of Barber county, to fill the vacancy made by the death of D. L. McCracken, who was killed. Kidd was McCracken's tnder-sheriff. Should Do It If They Can. " Finney county is now claiming it can grow finer cantaloupes than the Rocky Ford district can produce. If this is correct the Finney county farmers would be wise to raise them. A Wildcat Story. A catamount was killed near Cedar vale recently, and the Jokers are say ing that it probably escaped from one of the wildcat oil properties which ' abound in Chautauqua county. Should Be Considerate. The town marshal In Wathena should be careful not to vex his pris oners. One man was so provoked that he kicked a hole through the side of the jail and walked out. Wellington's Chautauqua. - Wellington's first " Chautauqua as sembly, which will open June 27 and close July 5, promises to immediately .take rank as one of the big Chautau Quas of Kansas. Death of Rev. S. B. Fleming. Rev. S B. Fleming, D. D., superin tendent of home missions for the Presbyterian church In the synod of Kansas, died at his home at Wiohita Junction City Has 6,800 Population. The population of Junction City is 6,800. ' A very careful census of the city made for the new directory shows this number of inhabitants. Fire At Penitentiary. . A-fire which started In the warehouse of the Kansas penitentiary destroyed more than $25,000 worth of property. Efficient work on the part of the officers and prisoners, the latter helping in a commandable manner prevented the flames from spreading and burning the binding twine ware house where more than $200,000 worth of manufactured twine is now stored ready for shipment. Had there been a hisb wind and the boiler and power bouse, new ice plant and manufactur ing shops would hare been destroyed. A Conflict of Schools. Evidently the regretable condition of affairs at the state agricultural cot lege, which has culminated in the resignation of the president of that institution and several instructors has weighed heavily upon the mind of F. D. Coburn, secretary of the state board of agriculture, as do all things which threaten the interests over which he watches with fatherly solicitude, as he has felt called upon to address a letter to Gov. Hoch upon the subject. A portion of the letter says: . "As you are doubtless aware there has been for. many years, oi practically since their beginning, more or less conflict of opinion and action among the directing forces oi the state university, the state agri cultural college and the state normal school, as to the lines of work each should follow if an unwise duplica tion by one or both of the others was to be avoided. But in the minds oi the greater unbiased public who sup port these schools there is no differ ence of opinion, as to what each was really intended for and is expected to do. For example the public, who pay the bills, expects the university to provide an education in literature, and the arts and sciences, as these terms are understood by educators, and the young men and women of the state are sent there, instead of elsewhere, to obtain it. The same public expects the state normal school to especially train and qualify it3 students iathe art and science of teaching peda gogy, if you please particularly for the common public schools. The pub lic likewise expects the college at Manhattan to be the school . where practical agriculture and the mechanic arts are taught, and for this has gen erously equipped it with men, lands. vast buildings, herds and flocks, labor atories, machinery and money, and will provide more, as merited. Owing to duplication and overlapping In the work of these schools the purposes indicated are but partially met, while in its zeal, coupled with a spirit of rivalry, each institution biennially be sieges the legislature for increased funds for carrying on work which should be or is done by another. In the interests of all, schools, students and public, this is a condition that sooner or later will have to be reme died, and the sooner it is .remedied by a proper adjustment the fewer its difficulties and complications. My thought is that you could do an in estimable service by officially bring ing the situation (which they all con cede is unsatisfactory) to the atten tion of the heads and boards of re gents of the three schools, inviting them to come together, in conference, perhaps wisely including the state superintendent of public instruction. for the purpose, and urging them to work out, agree upon and adopt (or recommend for your approval) a pol icy which would result in each insti tution's adhering to its legitimate duties, without conflict with any oth er, and in a spirit of harmonious co operation rather than one of rivalry. competition or antagonism." The gov ernor has since stated that he will call a conference as suggested. Alfalfa Makes Prosperity. R. F. Vaughan of Mankato refers to Jewell county as the banner alfalfa county and attributes much of the great success of the farmers up there to the fact that alfalfa is so generally raised. "The farmers as well as the town people up' there are prosperous and progressive," said Mr. Vaughan. "Last year was not favorable to crops of any kind, but just as usual, the al falfa made a good showing just the same. One of my neighbors, A. B. Smith, raised on 15 acres of his farm alfalfa and seed to the amount of $780. This was at the rate of $52 per acre. And this amount represents the net profits from that 15 acres of land, as all the expense of harvesting and handling the crop is deducted. In our county seat, Mankato, we also find many evidences of thrift, as well as genuine enterprise. Recently a move ment was started to erect a Y. M. C. A. building there. One woman gave $10,000 on condition that a certain amount be raised to keep it In oper ation and the required sum was soon raised. Teachers Were Guests at the Fort. The session of the Northeast Kan sas Teachers' association was attend ed by more than 1,300 teachers. Frank Strong, chancellor of the University of Kansas, delivered an address on the progress of education in Kansas and the west. The visitors saw ' a dress parade of the Infantry regiment at Fort Leavenworth and were shown over the post. - . They inspected the federal penitentiary after finishing the convention work. Democratic Paper for Council Grove. Council Gfove is to have a Demo cratic paper. A. R. Zimmerman of In diana will be editor and publisher. Brings Money to Mead "County Ed. Burg shipped 36,000 pounds of alfalfa seed out of Fowler recently to McPberson, says the Fowler Gazette. Alfalfa seed is worth $8 per bushel an I figuring at this rate, Mr. Burg left about $4,800 with the farmers of Mead county. Harvest Time Coming. "Now," says Dave Leahy. "is the time for brass bands in country towns to polish up their horns and practice No. 9 and No. 11. The candidates are ready to "help out the boys." SPRING KIDNEY. TROUBLE. Vividly Described by , One Who- Has . Suffered 'from It. . Mrs. it Mntzabaugh, of Duncannon, Pa., says: "I was sick and miserable all last Spring and as X did not know what was the matter I - kept going down and down until I " was a physical wreck. jJ - I bad smothering jyV spells, . flashes of &f iR heat over the kid- Ing the kidney secre tions, which contained sediment. My husband urged me to try Doan's Kid ney Pills, and at last I did so. They did me much good, and I used in all eight boxes which restored me to per fect health." Sold by all dealers, 50 cents a- box. Foster-Milburn Co, Buffalo. N. Y. Hope. Walter Damrosch tells of a matron In Chicago who, in company with her young nephew, was attending a musical entertainment. The selections were apparently en tirely unfamiliar to the youth; but when the "Wedding March" of Men delssohn was begun he began to evince more interst. - "That sounds familiar," he said. "I'm not strong on these classical pieces, but that's a good one. What is it?" "That," gravely explained the matron, "is the 'Maiden's Prayer. Harper's Weekly. Catarrh Cannot Be Cured With LOCAL APPLICATIONS, ma they cannot resell the seat of the disease. Catarrh la a blood or consti tutional disease, and In order to cure It yon mast tslco Internal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Carets taken In ternally, and acta directly en the blood and mucous nrfaces. Hairs Catarrh Care Is not a quack medi cine. It was prescribed by one of the best physicians In this country for years and Is a regular prescription. It Is composed of the best tonics known, combined with the best blood purl Hers, acting directly on the mucous surfaces. The perfect combination of the two Ingredients Is what produces such wonderful re sults in curing catarrh. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. CHEKEY CO., Props., Toledo, O. Bold by Druggists, price 75c Take Hall's Family Fills for constlsatlon. Too Free Speech. The allegations made during a trial for "blasphemy" raises the whole ques tion of courtesy and kindliness in pub lic discussion. Ridicule and sarcasm are permissible, and effective weapons In debate, but mere vulgarity and abuse or Irreverence in dealing with subjects that are sacred to others, are not to be confounded with free speech and cannot be tolerated. Lloyd's (Eng.) News. . . His Great Fault. "Yes," said the would-be author, "I've taken a borne in the country, but it will be necessary for' me to engage a gardener. There's quite a plot of ground around the house ; too much Eor me to handle." "Tes," replied Crittick, ."you never could handle' a plot, could you?" Catholic Standard and Times. 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 sst discovery Defiance Starch all in jurious chemicals are omitted, while the addition of another ingredient, in rented by us, gives to the Starch a itrength and smoothness never ap proached by other brands. The Power of Love. Love as many persons and as many creatures as you possibly can. Love is the only power by which you can make yourself rich In a moral world. Blackie. Garfield Tea cannot but commend itself :o those desiring a laxative at once sim ile, pure, mild, potent and health-giving, it is made of Herbs. Ail drug stores. The bachelor who takes unto him lelf a wife gives up the simple for the itrenuous life. RED CROSS BALL HI, UK Should be in every home. Ask your grocer or it. Large 2 oz. package only 5 cents. The great doers of history have al irays been men of faith. Chapin. Smokers have to call for Lewis Single Binder cigar to get it. Your dealer or Lwis Factory, Peoria, III. Perish discretion whenever It Inter feres with duty. More. 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In fact, any fine wash goods when new, owe much of their attractiveness to the way they are ' laundered, this being done In a manner to enhance their textile beau ty. Home laundering would be equal ly satisfactory if proper attention was given to starching, the first essential being good Starch, which has sufficient strength to stiffen, without thickening the goods. Try Defiance Starch and you will be pleasantly surprised at the Improved appearance of your work. Rubbing It In. "What's that crank In 38 kicking about?" asked the hotel clerk. "He's explaining that everything's too old and shabby," replied the bell boy. "He wants everything new." "All right. Begin by giving him those new stiff towels." Important to Mothers. Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA a safe and sure remedy for infants and children, and see that it Bears the Signature of In Use For Over 30 Years. The Kind You Have Always Bought. Too Polite to Interrupt. Police Justice You saw that cock fight? Why didn't you stop it and ar rest the men? - - Police Officer I did, Y'r Anner afther th' fight was over. Chicago Tribune. Genuine greatness Is marked by simplicity, unostentatiousness, self forgetfulness, a hearty interest in others, a feeling of brotherhood with, the human family. - This woman says she was saved from an operation ly Lydia E. PixLkham's Vegetable Compound. Lena V. HenrYj of Norristown, G&, writes to Mrs. Pinkham : . . I Buffered untold misery from fe male troubles. My doctor said an opera tion was the only chance I had, and I dreaded it almost as much as death. One day I read how other women had been cured by Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and I decided to try it- Before I bad taken the first bottle I was better, and now I am en tirely cured. " Every woman suffering' with any female trouble should take Lydia EL Pinkham's Vegetable Compound." FACTS FOR SICK WOMEN. For thirty years Lydia E. 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The State of Wyoming Is preparing to open for settlement ten thousand acres of irrigable land, nnder '. the- Carey Act. at 50 cents per acre, as an addition to the now famous Wheat land Colony. For further information write to ... - 3. R. MASON, General Immigration This company has been ma kins engines and nothina- aUa tor thirty years. We are eneine specialists. ;" It stands to reason that a big. successful con cern like this, that makes one thins, must make that one thins well. Onr new factory is the most complete and np-to-date engine factory in the United States. Because of its complete equipment we can build engines of the highest efficiency at the very lowest cost. That is why we can (rive yon a durable, simple, strong, highest-arade, perfect-working lone lived engine at a low price. This liberal proposition is ths crowning reason on top of a lot of good common sense ones, why you should buy an Olds Engine and none otaasw - We Have Any Kind of an Engine You Want Onr new catalogue tells about them in detail. I especially want to call yonr attention to our Hopper Jacket Engine on skids or wheels, 3 to IS h. p., vhich is ready to run when yon get it. Fill it with gasoline, throw on the switch, turn the wheel that's all. No piping to connect, nothing to set up, always ready, can be moved anywhere. 8HOE8 AT ALL r PRICES. rOR EVERY MEMBER OTTHiriUILV. Hopper -IfJjfri MEN, BOYS, WOMEN, MISSES AND CHILDREN. mm'a S3. BO, S.OU asms SS.SO mfttmm " Hmn mty othmr imamifmotw in Jt&mrprtt, bmommm thmsf ' -"553 n of arnmtmr rmlm Ihmn mnjr Aom fathm mtorti fo-dsr. W. L Doughu $4 and $5 Gilt Edge Shoes Cannot j a w . w. i XKma-iae name arm pi Bold by the best shoe dealers everywhere. 6boes wrrAUTIOHT. W. I.. 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