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Fears for Browntail Moth. Unless rigid precautions are taken the browntail' moth will have to be reckoned with n Kansas. Many New Englanders, 'now living in the west, are familiar with the havoc played by the caterpillars of this insect among forest, shade and fruit trees in the eastern states. The chief of the bu reau of horticulture of the state of New York recently advised the Kan sas authorities that about 75 nests of the brown tail moth had been found an apple, pear and cherry seedlings and quince stock just received from France. Just now so many trees, plants and the like are being shipped Indirectly from Europe, that is, first to some wholesale house and then re billed to small growers throughout the Missouri valley, that it behooves all to watch out for suspicious clumps of leaves interwoven in a -web. The Kansas authorities at once sent out letters of inquiry to all im porters of tree3, fruits, plants and vines within the state, asking that their shipments be not opened until examined. Two consignments have already arrived at their destination in Kansas. These have been carefully examined, and the first revealed the presence of two nests of the brown tail moth, containing in all about 400 caterpillars; the second, three nests, containing about 500 caterpillars. They were destroyed. Kansas G. A. R. Growing. The membership in the Kansas G. A. R. is growing. Charles Harris, as sistant adjutant general, has just for warded the report of the Kansas de partment to Washington and it shows an increase of 330 in the last year. This is the largest membership shown since the report for December 31, 190:. In 1903, when A. W. Smith was department commander, the per capita tax was paid on 11,764 mem bers; in 1904, Charles Harris com mander, 11,904; in 1905, P. H. Coney commander, 10,653; in 1906, Coney's second year, 10,669; in 1907, A. W. Campbell commander, 10,604, and for the year ending December 31, 1908, with W. A. Morgan commanding, the cumber has again ascended to 10,934. In the last year the death losses ha not been less than 500. New Road for Topeka. If present plans are realized the Kansas City & Olathe electric rail road will be extended from its pres ent terminus at Shawnee to Topeka by way of Lawrence. The line was originally projected by way of Olathe, but in order to shorten the line the final survey was changed to run west several miles north of Olathe. The road is now built and in operation irom Rosedale to Shawnee, a dis tance of seven miles, with the power house located at Merriam. The mile age of the completed line will be 66 miles, one mile less than the pres ent shortest steam line between Kan sas City and Topeka. She Was a Friend of Lincoln's. A woman to whom Abraham Lin coln is a reality, a personal friend, and not morely a great president, is Mrs. Margaret Usher of Lawrence. She not only attended the second Inauguration of Lincoln, but knew well the man himself. Mrs. Usher is the widow of the late Judge John Palmer Usher, who served as first assistant secretary of the interior un der Lincoln in his first cabinet and as the secretary of the interior in his second cabinet. She is the daughter of Gen. James Patterson, one of the most distinguished generals in the war of 1812. Death on a Ktmsas Windmill. Lee Garrett, a young farmer who lived north of Atchison, met death in an unusual manner recently. The sleeve of his jacket became caught in the revolving shaft of a windmill on bis barn and he hung by his clothing until he froze to death. The body was violently wound about the shaft, the. head against the framework of tha tower. A Farmers' Institute in Coldwater. The annual meeting of the Coman che county farmers' institute was the best ever held at Coldwater. It was voted to have a contest for boys and girls this year. P. H. Thornton of fered trj give $25 for prizes. Found Dead in Corn Field. Thomas Lewis of Frontenac was found dead and his body frozen stilt In a corn field 6& miles northwest of Pittsburg the other day. A Farmers' Institute Reorganizes. The Southeastern Marshall County Farmers' institute ha3 reoraraujed by electing Andrew Shearer president. A Kansas Volunteer Dead. - James Graham, lieutenant colonel of the Twenty-first Kansas volunteera during the Spanish-American . war, died recently at the National Sol diers home In Leavenworth. , He served a year in the state prison there for killing a man in a street duel, being pardoned. A Pittsburg Woman Killed. Miss Alice Lewis was killed by a train at Pittsburg the other day. An umbrella she was carrying kept her from seeing the train. Caught in a Dough Mixer. Private Ederidge, Twenty-fourth jn fantry, attending the bakers' and cooks' schol at Fort Riley, met w'th a. bad accident while at work at one of the large power dough mixers. In some manner his hand was oi'ight in the machinery and his arm wks slowly drawn Into the t mixer, mangled and crushed. When " assistance ar rived the machinery was stopped iid he was released from the machine. He was taken to the hospital, where his arm was amputated. Kansas Masons in Wichita. The grand council of royal and se lect Masons of Kansas met recently in Wichita in annual session. At the election the following officers wore chosen for the ensuing year: A. J. Applegate, Wichita, grand master; P. M. Hoisington, Newton, deputy grand master; T. L. Bond, Salina, conduc tor; A. H. Connett, Great Bend, treas urer; A. K. Wilson, Topeka, grandJ recorder; Charles H. Rogrs. Hutch inson, chaplain; E. W. Wayaaui, Leavenworth, marshal. - . A Pioneer Kansan Dead. Israel Marley, a widely known resi dent of Minneapolis, died at his home in that city recently of -paralysis. Mr. Marley was one of the widely known men in central Kansas. He came to this state from Illinois in lS.'G. He developed the water power and built the flour mill at that place when it was far out on the frontier. He waa a large land owner and stockholder in various banks. Mr. Mar't.v came from England when he was a young man. A County Treasurer ShortT Hal R. Clark, county attorney of Montgomery county has filed an ous ter suit against E. E. Stubbiefield, county treasurer of that county, in the supreme court. Tfie petition alleges that Stubbiefield has been converting to his own use certain money which belonged to the county. One charge is that he received as treasurer 55, 597.29 as penalties on taxes and turned into the county 13,200.99, thus keeping for his own use $2,996.30. A Fire in Ottawa. Fire the other day destroyed the Saunders Music company's store - and the adjoining private bank of C. W. Goodin, with residence rooms and real estate offices. Two I burned buildings owned by C. W. Goodin were probably damaged $10,000. The total damage is estimated at $20,000 $25,000. The losses generally were covered by insurance. Volunteer fire men, in sheets of ice, fought the fira for five hours. Emporia Normal 44 Years Old. The forty-fourth anniversary of the founding of the state normal was celebrated recently in Emporia. At the exercises in the morning Judge L. B. Kellogg, the first president of the school, gave a reminiscent talk. There was a banquet at night. New Y. M. C. A. Secretiry Called. A call has been extended to J. E. Manley of Topeka, assistant state sec retary of the Y. M. C. A- by the Wichita Y. M. C. A., offering him the secretaryship of the local organiza tion to succeed A. G. Pearson, who is to go to Denver. Stole From Bank in Daylight. A negro entered the Commercial National bank at Hutchinson and, picking up a sack of money, turned and ran out of the door. The robbery Was committed at nine o'clock, just as the bank opened. There was only $80.40 in the sack. Scale Attacks Forest Trees. The Sedgwick County Horticulture society, which was the first to take up the fight to secure legislation to rid Kansas of the San Jose scale, re ports that the pest has spread to the forest trees from the orchards and threatens much damage to the trees along the Arkansas river. According to the report made there are few trees in any section along the river on which the scale cannot be found. A Fire in Lebo. Fire destroyed two of Lebo's stpra buildings. The store was in a frame structure of one story and the fire had gained such headway before being dis covered that nothing was saved. An adjoining iron-clad building, occupied by a pool hall and skating rink, also was destroyed. Municipal Plants for Marion. Marion at recent special election voted to issue $60,000 in bonds to build and equip a municipal electric light plant and waterworks system. The 'vote was two to one In favor of the bonds. K. U.'s $20,000 Claim Put Off. The claim of the University of Kan sas against the government for $20, 000 for the destruction of the Free State hotel- In Lawrence will not;; be settled at this - session, of congress. The appropriation was authorized by a provision of the omnibus claim bill, which has been killed by the house leaders. . " New Postoffice for bearing. P. II. Fox has been appointed .post master at Dearing, Montgomery COUn tv -rina O. W Alhrisrht. rljrnwi. WILL DECEIVE BIG FEE. Texas to Pay Prosecuting Attorney Brady $390,000. Austin, Tex. John W. Brady of Aus tin, prosecuting attorney of Travis county, will . soon receive a fee of $390,0Q0. This sum will be paid out of the judgment of. $1,623,900 which was obtained by the state of Texas "against the Waters-Pierce . Oil Company for violating the anti-trust laws. . This big judgment was recently affirmed by the United States supreme court and in due course it wllKbe paid over to the EX 38. SI state. Tne state Is amply protected by a supersedeas bond for $3,000,000, which is signed by a large surety com pany and John H. Kir by, the lumber king of Texas. The payment to Mr. Brady of this enormous fee is there fore assured. This fee is allowed under the anti trust laws which formed the basis oi the action against the Waters-Pierce Oil Company. The law of 1889 allows the district or county attorney 25 pei cent, of the judgment collected from anti-trust violators. The law of 1903 places this remuneration at ten per cent. It was not supposed by the leg islature at the time these liberal pro visions for remuneration were em braced in the law that judgments so enormous as that in the Waters-Pierce Oil Company case would ever be ob tained and collected. The suit against the latter company was brought In part under the law of 1889 and in part under the law of 1903. The fee which Mr. Brady shall receive for assisting the attorney general In prosecuting the case is therefore calculated partly at the rate of 25 per cent, and partly at ten per cent., amounting in all to $390,000. A large part of the evidence upon which the Waters-Pierce Oil Company was convicted was obtained through J. P. Gruett of St. Louis, former secre tary of the company. Mr. Brady en tered Into a contract with Mr. Gruett, whereby the latter is to receive one :hird of the fee that he obtains. This sontract is a matter of public record Hid played a part In the Democratic political campaign in Texas last year. When Mr. Brady receives his fee of $390,000 he will immediately pay over to Mr. Gruett tb sum. of $130,000. Mr. Brady also employed two firms of Aus tin lawyers to assist in the prosecution of the case against the defendant com pany. Ht is to pay these lawyers! an other one-third of his fee. This will leave him the net sum of $130,000 as his part of the amount to be paid out of the large judgment. This is said to be the largest fee ever earned in a single case by a local prosecuting of fleer in this country. TO GUARD TOMB OF GEN. GRANT. Precautions Taken to Prevent Depre dation by Vandals. New York. Because the Grand Army of the Republic, complained that Famous Tomb of Gen Grant in River side Drive, N. Y. opportunities exist for vandals to work Injury Police Commissioner Bingham of New York has ordered three police men to guard Grant's tomb night and day.- Eight hour shifts have been- or dered, so that one man will be on duty In or about the mausoleum -every boor of the 2 J.- No vandalism has yet' been, committed,, and this .posting' of police sentinels. Is simply a precaution. Here tofore a park watchman has been on duty, but he had other duties to per form, and at night the tomb was bb-guarded. NEW STRENGTH FOR WOMEN'S BACKS. How to Make a Bad Back Better. .Women who suffer with backache, bearing down pain, dizzy spells, and that constant, feeling of dullness and tired ness, will .find hope in the advice of Mrs. Mary Hinson of 21 StrothepU SL, ML Sterling;' Ky. "Had I not -used Doan's Kidney-Pills I be lieve I would not be lining to-day," says Mrs. Hinson. "My -eyesight was poor. I suffered with nervous, splitting headaches, spots would dance before my eyes, and at times I wjjuld be so dizzy I would- have to grasp some thing for support. My back was so weak and painful I could hardly bend over to button my shoes and could not get around without suffering severely. Doan's Kidney Pills helped me from the first, and I continued until practi cally well again." Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. THE BOY AS WE KNOW HIM. All In This Particular Capacity Are Labor Savers. Mra. Belle De Rivera, whose special knowledge of public-school life has made her famous, narrated at a recent dinner a number of public-school epi sodes. " -N One concerned the small boy's win ter hatred of cold water. "His teacher," began Mrs. De Rivera, "said one morn ing to a little boy: "Jimmy, I'm ashamed of you. Your cheek is all black and sticky. Go to the hydrant and wash it.' "Jimmy went out to the hydrant, moistened his wash rag, and rubbed soap over it. Then, rag in hand, he returned to the schoolroom. "Which cheek did you say?' be Inquired." THE VERY LAST. "I'm so delighted to see you, major. I thought you had died." "Died, madam? - That's the last thing I'd do, madam." Distinction Without Difference. While holding a term of court at Au gusta once. Judge Walton sentenced a man ; to seven years in prison for a grave crime. The respondent's coun sel asked for a mitigation of the sen tence on the ground that the prison er's health was very poor. "Your hon or," said he, "I am satisfied - that my client cannot live our half that term, and I beg of you to change the sen tence." "Well, under those circum stances," said the judge, "I will change the sentence. I will make it for life instead of seven years." Got the Letters Mixed. A young American, who is particular about his washing, the other day wrote a note to his laundress and one to his sweetheart, and, by a strange fatality, put the wrong address on each envel ope and sent them off. The wash woman was delighted at an invitation to take a ride the next day, but when the young lady read, "If you tumble up my shirt bosom any more as you did the last time, I will go somewhere else," she cried all the evening and declared she would never speak to him again. A Substitute for Work. "Physical culture, father. Is perfect ly lovely!" exclaimed an enthusiastic miss just home from college. "Look! To develop the arms I grasp this rod by one end and move it slowly from right to left." "Well, well!" exclaimed the father; "what won't science discover! If that rod had straw at the other end of it you'd be sweeping." Success Maga zine. PRIZE FOOD Palatable, Economical, Nourishing, ' A Nebr. woman has outlined the prize food in a few words, and- that from personal experience. She writes: "After our long experience with Grape-Nuts, I cannot say enough in Its favor. We have used this food almost continually for seven years. , "We sometimes tried other adver tised breakfast foods but we Invariably returned to Grape-Nuts as the most pal atable, economical and nourishing of an. "When I quit tea and coffee and be gan to use Postum and Grape-Nuts I was a nervous wreck. I was so ir ritable I conld not sleep nights, had no interest in life. "After nsing Grape-Nuts a short time I began to Improve and all these ail ments have disappeared and now I am a well woman. My two children have been almost raised . on . Grape-Nuts, which they eat three times a day. . "They. are pictures of health and have never had -the. least symptom of stomach, trouble, even through? the most severe siege of whooping -cough they could retain Grape-Nuts when all else failed. ' ". ' '" ' .i, . "Grape-Nuta' food has saved doctor bills, and has been., therefore, "a, most economical food for as." ' - Name? -given by Fostnm Col; 'Battle Creek, Mien." -Read The Road to Well ville," In pkgs. "There's a Reason.". Em rea tfe letter? A aw g npa-taia trmwrn tm ttac Tier First Fahrenheit Thermometer. In the year 1714 one Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit brought to the chancellor f , the University of Halle two ther mometers which agreed so perfectly In registering temperatures that they were considered marvels. All scien tists : were amazed. His method is now one of the three accepted stand ards. ' Fahrenheit was by birth a Prussian, but after his fifteenth year he lived a long life In Amsterdam. His great skill in working In glass en . abled him to carry out . bis ideas. He .was an original thinker,-but for com mercial reasons kept secret his meth ods of manufacture for 18 years. ' Professor Munyon has just Issued a most beautiful, useful and complete Al manac: It contains not only all the scien tific information concerning the moon's phases, in all the latitudes, but has il lustrated articles on how to read char acter by phrenology, palmistry and birth month. - It also tells all about card reading, birth stones and their meaning, and gives the interpretation of dreams. It teaches beauty culture, manicuring, gives weights and meas ures, and antidotes for poison. In fact, it Is a Magazine Almanac, that not only gives valuable information, but will afford much amusement for every member of the family, especially for parties and evening entertainments. Farmers and people in the rural dis tricts will find this Almanac almost Invaluable. It will be sent to anyone absolutely free on application to the MUNYON REMEDY COMPANY, PHILADEL PHIA. The Retort Salty. Summer Visitor' Did you ever see a waterspout, CapL Oldsalt? CapL O. Aye, mum, that I have, dozens of 'em. S. V. Really, how remarkable! Where did you see them, if I may ask? CapL O. At the plumber's, mum, at the plumber's. Red, Weak, Weary, Waterr Eye Relieved by Murine Eye Remedy. Com pounded by Experienced Physicians. Con forms to Pure Food and Drug Laws. Mu rine Doesn't Smart; Soothes Eye Pain. Try Murine in Tour Eyes. At Druggists. As we grow older it is very com forting to assure ourselves that wrin kles are merely the dimples of second schildhood. A CoupH, If neglected, often affects the Lungs. "Brown's Bronchial Troches" give relief. 25 cents a. box. Samples sent free by John I. Brown & Son, Boston, Mass, It's a good thing to have opinions and it's a better thing to keep the lid on them sometimes. ONLY OJJTE "BKCWO QUININK THat Is I.AJfATIVB BBOMO QUININK. Look foi tbe signature of B. W. GKOVifi. Used. U. 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The reason why it is so successful is because it contains ingredients which act directly upon the female organism, restoring it to healthy and normal activity. Thousands of unsolicited and genuine testimonials such as the following prove the efficiency of this simple remedy.' Minneapolis, Minn. : I was a great sufferer from female troubles which caused a weakness and broken down condition of the system. . I read so much of what Xiydia 22. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound had done for other suffering women, I felt sure it would help me, and I must say it did help me wonder fully. Within three months I was a perfectly well woman. I want this letter made public to show the benefits to be derived from Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound." SIrs.John0.jiXoldan, 2115 Second St.2?orth, Minneapolis, Minn. f t Women who are suffering from those distressing ills peculiar to their sex should not lose sight of .these facts or doubt the ability of Lydia E. 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Our factor! hav over 3 acr of floor apae. aais joilf Uff A UT on Man in aack naocevpioa Wff C nUIT nAnl locality to tak full chart all oliTri to farmer and othara from a waroa similar to th abov; in short, a man abla to tak full char of rverything pertain in r. to oar basin in hi district. Mot vttj man can fill this position nor can w afford to con tract with on who i too xtr varan t or too old or too youni. W wan to hoar from mn who har bn fairly succosafol honost, industrious mm who will ba faaaod $100 Per anov xpn tho fll MO0 tha thirJ year. If Ton ar fairly Month Clear Profit it year. flltOQ tha i n acquainted in roar locality aad too think To can fill tha position lose no tlm in writing n for full particular i as w ar now raptaiy nuinr eu do not want to hear from man under vacant temiory. v e si or trr ou years or got this portion a ma horses to con d act tha raf cranes. If you ca write; if yoa can ait ar looking for. Tha permanent. W.T.RAWUMHCO. ac. oolorod paopla. or woman. To n must b ante to furnish 1 or S basin, also good bosiaass mn as nnot mt tba rauirmnts do not . thm. write us; yoa ar tha man wa position pays big is honorable and 12 Utortytt. Friiml.HL BILLIONS GRASS H Cestt 60c tOc per acn for ttt. Moat wonderful frraa of tha oectury , yielding from e to 10 to os of hay per acre and lots of pasture be side. It simply jrrows. frrows. frrowe! Cut It today and in 4 weeks It looks for tbe mower again, and so on. Grows and flourishes everywhere, on every farm In America. Cheap as dirt; luxuriant aa tti bottom lands of Efrypt. Big seed catalog free or send lOc In stamps and receive sample of this wonderful (rraiw, also of Spelts, the cereal wonder. Barley, Oat, Clovers, GrasMs, etc.. etr., and eata !fr free. Or send I40 and we will add a sample farm seed novelty never seen by yoa before. SALZER SEED CO., Box W, L Crosse, Wis. TEXAS STATE LAND Millions of acres of school land to be sold by tne State, $1.U0 to $6.UQ per acre; only one-fortieth cask vnd eu years time on balance; three per cent Inter est; only C12.00 casta for 160 acres at (3.00 per acre. Greatest opportunity; good agricultural land; send ,-&0 cents for Book of Instructions and New State Law. J. J. Snyder, School land Locator, 1H h bu, .Austin, Tex. Reference, Austin National Bank DEFIANCE STARCH nerer (ticks to Uta Lro gurMr.ia xltlm"Ut.iv Matter towbMWttmj y lnfct Mspand.- Iald. irlTOn on U toneu.; mxKt on th. Blood and Gludaj ojpeU th soUonooa nnu from tb. body. Cars, Diatemper In Don nnd Btaoep nnd ( holer. 1 Poultry. UnttMHiUTarlixknilT. Cwm L. Qrtpp. tmon bum.a be last . tal l. k flu. Kldna. i.mtrj. toe ana .1 a bottto. Band no a doM. Cut Oil, out Em, It. Bbow to joardronrtet.wBo will sat It to joa. Ifraa HwilM, -pmanniaT.Can