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The Western Kansas World
ment will be pleased to give Informal
non regarding ue various districts Ut
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,,
where free homesteads of 160 acrea
are available.
H. S. GIVLER. Pub.
On a cold day the hobble skirt baa
Its advantages.
Now that we have entered upon the
making of a new year, it is natural
London should not strain its back
breaking mosquitoes on a wheel.
Bren nursing bottles in New Tork
Tire short measure. This is really
the limit. x v
The whirling dervishes of Scrutarl
re out on a strike. This carries the
strike business to the limit.
Aviation appesjJaEo be a good deal
like playing the game at Monte Ca-lo.
Ww people know when to quit.
Several prominent flying men hare;
greed to quit sensational perform
ances. That Is getting down to earth.
Eggs have advanced in price, but
let us hope that the hens will not
become too proud to keep on lay
ing. And now mere man will be able to
arise in the still, small hours and go
through the pockets of bis wife's
trousers skirt.
Whoever began the custom of spell
ing "shiver" with only one "v" had
no adequate conception of the horrors
of a cold street. car.
If the surviving aviators should hold
reunions at the close of the years
would they be able to get special
rates from the railroads?
Two persons in Baltimore were mar
ried Just for fun. This is another evi
dence that the accepted standards of
humor need revision upward.
' TJncle Sam has Just paid $88.50 for
clothes worn in the Civil war. This is
Betting a gooH example to the men
who never pay their tailor bills.
A bride of seventy-eight In Brooklyn
Is accused of eccentricity. The fact
that she is romantic enough to be a
bride ought in itself to prove the
English scientists are now discuss
ing a beer without alcohol. They
should bear in mind the discomfiture
which overtook the discoverers of
odorless limburger.
The Evansville (Ind.) man who is
suing for a divorce because his wife
bathes her pet dog in the dishpan
is unreasonable. She might have
ompelled turn to do it.
One thousand copies of the book
written by the king of Italy were gob
bled up as soon as they were placed
on the market. For successful au
thorship try being a king.
It took 12,299 hunters to kill 5,551
deer in Maine during the recent open
season. If the hunters had used clubs
Instead of guns they might have
brought down a few mor.
A woman in a Pennsylvania town
found a gold nugget in a chicken's
craw. Poultry will now get deartr
than ever with the prospect of every
hen's being its own gold mine.
Science, says an expert, will make
men in the future centenarians. But
It is impossible to please everybody.
This news will raise a calamity howl
from the pessimists and undertakers.
A New York woman who has been
arrested for bigamy says she married
ner first husband for spite and the
second on a bet. We think the Joke
was on the man who enabled her to
win the bet.
They have accused the family fly,
the night-singing family . mosquito, of
Infecting with tuberculosis, and now
they say the family cat must go for
4lu Kam reason. But when the last
la abolished there will come the threat
of the rat with the bubonic plague
germ. No matter which way we turn
we are confronted with a new peril.
A physician in Washington, who
evidently is obsessed with the idea of
being the benefactor of his race, de
clares that silence is the best cure for
nervous disorders in women. But
with all his science he does not know
the nervous sex. If he thinks a dic
tum like this, after centuries of of
fensive and defensive volubility, la
going to make them stop talking.
It is said that whistling Is now a
tad in Washington society among the
women, v. The pessimists, who have
been unable to shock the country with
their wails over the terrible deteriora
tion nf the race caused bv ciearette-
moklng among women, will now have
a fresh , outlet lor their vociferous
calamity outbursts. And ;.s a result
the women will, as long as It pleases
them, keep on wuistung.
A man in a Philadelphia "theater
tore to pieces a big hat which hid his
view of the stage. Of course, they
' had to arrest him. but no one will
1 floubt that he waa a martyr to" the
sacred cause of our common hu
manity. A man In Pittsburg pleaded that he
beat bis wife only when she needed it.
But, as he found when she had him
sent to Jail, there Is nothing about
which people - are so ungrateful as
the solicitude of others for their
moral welfare.
Mrs. Lillian de Malinowski Telts
of Alleged Persecution by
Her Husband's Rich
Thrilling Adventures to Recover Her
Baby Son, Heir to Large Estate,
Recounted on Her Safe Arrival in
the United States Still Fears That
the Boy May Be Kidnaped by
Emissaries of His Father's Family.
EW YORK Separated
from her wealthy Rus
sian husband by the,
scheming of his fam
ily; kept by force from
the side of her baby
boy; risking her life
to regain him, and fin
ally escaping across
the Austrian border of
Poland by the aid of an American
friend who had hurried to her from
Norway, Mrs. Lillian Richter de Ma
linowski is back in New York after
three years of distressful married
With his girlish mother is Leonard
George de Malinowski, eighteen
months old and heir to a vast estate
not far from Gitimir, Russian Poland,
In Ithaca is Edward G. Wyckoff, a
member of the typewriter family and
rich in his own right, who thinks mod
estly but with real satisfaction of the
part he had to play in the drama of
Mra. de Malinowskl's life.
Four years ago Caesar de Malinow
Bki came to America from Russia. He
was the eon of Casimir de Malinow
ski, a rich Polish land owner, whose
home, "Mlynysczce," was one of the
oldest and largest estates in all that
part of the empire, Caesar, then twenty-four,
had come to the United States
because his father insisted upon his
marriage to the daughter of the own
er of the adjoining estate. "If I must
marry I want to marry the girl of my
choice," de Malinowski said, and bade
his family farewell.
Wedded In New York.
A very few months in America
brought him both the desire to marry
and the girl ' of his choice. She was
Lillian Richter, the seventeen-year-old
daughter of Mrs. Caroline Richter of
Tea Neck, N. J. Five times he pro
posed to her, and finally, April 28,
1908, they were married In St.. Francis
Xavier church. New York.
For a long- time the young hus
band's family refused to recognize his
marriage, but finally the father came
to see his new daughter for himself,
and in July, 1908, they sailed together
for Europe and "Mlynysczce." On the
steamer with them was Mr. Wyckoff
and his family bound for a two years'
visit to the continent, and In the
course of the Journey Mrs. de Malin
owski became so intimate with them
that when the time for good-bys came
she kissed Mr. Wyckoff and called
him "Dad."
That fall the Wyckoffs visited
"Mlynysczce," and were cordially wel
comed by the entire family. They
spent a week on. the estate and then
started again on their travels. A year
and a half later, leaving his family in
London, Mr. Wyckoff .went to Iceland
intending to come home by way of
Spitsbergen and Norway. He had
not much more than got on his way
before this telegram came to his ad
dress in London: ,
"Please come to rescue. Homeless,
childless, penniless. LILLIAN."
Alarmed by this word, Mr. Wyckoff
replied with a request for more infor
mation. This answerl came without
. . "Please wire money. Beg Dad to
After much, search these messages
were relayed to Mr. Wyckoff at 'a vil
lage on the coast of Norway, and at
once he started for Russia. He had
made reservations on the Virginian,
sailing from Liverpool on Aug. 19, Just
a month away, and his passports
would expire Aug. 5. That left him
but two weeks In which to get to Giti
mir and make what , arrangements
might be necessary for Mrs. de Malin
owski. He wasted no time, however,
in worrying over the shortness of his
Reaching Gitimir, Mr. Wyckoff only
succeeded in finding Mrs. de Malin
owski at the home of her physician
after a friendly German had come to
his aid aa an interpreter. He was
shadowed everywhere he went, and
when he finally found the little moth
er his passport had but three days to
Mrs., de Malinowski was almost a
wreck, physically as well as nervous
ly. Her own passport was good over
a limited territory only, but Mr.
Wyckoff. by the cunning nse of soft
words and persuasive roubles, got
her and the baby safely to Warsaw.
The next night the little party was
on its way to Kallsz. on the Austrian
At every station gendarmes went
through the train, plainly In search of
Mra. de Malinowski, but Mr. Wyck
off had. run short neither of flattery
nor money, and each new danger was
passed until Kallsz was reached.
There a delay of three hours came
and a company of soldiers. This time
there was no disguise of the fact that
Mrs. de Malinowski was being sought,
but even in this crisis the Ithacan did
and said things so suavely that the
soldiers peeped into the compart
ment where the mother and the baby
seemed to be asleep, turned to Mr.
Wyckoff with a salute and allowed the
train to cross the border ten minutes
later. The troubles of the Americans
were over.
Bride's Story of Persecution.
My sorrow began Immediately aft
er the baby was born," Mrs. de Malin
owski told a reporter for The World
the other day. "My mother-in-law and
my sisters-in-law turned openly
against me, and before Leonard was
a month old he had been taken from
me, and even Caesar had taken apart
ments in another wing of the manor
and refused to see me.
The most absurd reasons were giv
en for all this. Mme. de Malinowski
accused me once of taking some linen
while she was away, as though I
could make any use for it, supposing
I had wanted it, in a house where we
all lived together. There was nothing
too trivial to be used against me, and
finally, after all my Jewelry and most
of my clothing had been taken away
from me, I was taken by servants to
Gitimir and ordered never to return.
"I took refuge with a priest I had
got to know, and began to plan to gefi
Leonard. I really didn't -care for any
thing else, but I did want my baby.
The first time I tried to get him I lay
hidden behind a clump of bushes for
two hours and a half waiting for a
nurse who had promised to bring him
to me. She got so near to me I could
see her eyes, when some other serv
ants caught up with her and took her
back to the house.
That night orders were given to
shoot any one found on the place
without permission, but the following
midnight I tried again, another serv
ant having promised to bring Leon
ard to me at a specified point on the
banks of the Volynia.
The Volynia is very wide and swift
there, but It has shallow places where
reeds and grasses grow to the sur
face. Although the priest tried to dis
suade me, I hired two men to row me
across the river. Half way across the
boat began to leak. I grew frightened
and the boat capsized. Fortunately it
was one of the shallows, and although
I went into water up to my shoulders
the priest, who had been following In
another boat, dragged me quickly in
beside him and took me back to his
Disguised as Servant.
"Even then I had not failed to see
that lights were moving through the
Manor house, and I made up my mind
that . they were getting ready to
take the baby away, as I had heard
they meant to. I was so sure that I
went to the station at Kodyna, where
Mme. De Malinowski would have to
take the train wherever she was
bound. The station master hid me In
the upper part of the building, and
from a balcony I soon saw Mme. De
Malinowski arrive with five servants
and the baby.
"I was dressed as a peasant, and
when my mother-in-law got into her
compartment I was put into one ad
Joining. She had the train searched
to make sure I 'wasn't aboard, but my
disguise saved me, and we started for
Berdeschev. The conductor proved to
be my salvation. Sixteen years before,
when he was a porter, he told me,
Mme. De Malinowski had . given him
25 kopeks five cents In our money-r-for
handling 25 trunks, and he had
never forgiven her! .
"He telegraphed ahead to Berde
schev, and when the train arrived the
police were waiting. I told them that
a rich woman was trying to kidnap
my baby, and when they had satisfied
themselves that I was the baby's
mother, and when they discovered
Mme. De Malinowski in the next com
partment with the baby, they took
him from her and gave him to me. It
was my first victory.
"I hurried back to Gitimir and paid
board for a week, which left me only
enough money to send the telegrams
to London. But within a very short
time Mr. Wyckoff had come to me
and It waa all over. When we,
reached Charing Cross and I saw Mrs.
Wyckoff waiting there for me I came
VKSy 1
nearer to fainting for Joy than I ever
shall again, I know." -
Protected Her Arrival.
Mrs. De Malinowski and her small
son sailed for New York on the Adri
atic August 10, 1910. Mr. Wyckoff, be
ing compelled to wait for the Virgin
ian, cabled to his brother, Clarence V.
Wyckoff, to meet Mrs. De Malinowski,
but since the name of the young moth
er did not appear on the passenger
list Mr. Wyckoff had great difficulty
in finding her. He sought the aid of
Collector ' William Loeb, Jr., and met
no less than ten steamers due on the
same day as the Adriatic, or the next.
Mr. Loeb, however, had seen to it that
no obstacles should stand in Mrs. De;
Malinowskl's way, and although Mr.
Wyckoff did not meet herat the pier
he did find her just as she was start
ing for her mother's home.
"I have no doubt," Mrs. De Malin
owski said yesterday, "that the at
tempts to get Leonard away from me
will continue. My husband's family
does not care about me, but they do
want him. and they are as rich as I
am poor. The upkeep of Mlynyszce '
alone costs them between $100,000
and 1150,000 a year, and I have no
reason to think that they will agree
either to let Caesar come back to me
or to let Leonard stay with me in
peace." '
Mr. Wyckoff ' received a letter not
long ago from De Malinowski in which
he begged his American friends not
to form an opinion of the case until
his side had been heard. He did not
say, however, what that side was.
Weds One After Another as Death
Successively Removes Them
" Has Sou by Each Wife.
White Hill, N. J. To marry four
sisters is the experience of Harry D.
Philkill, -formerly a resident of this
place, who now resides in Baltimore,
Md. He is 58 years old, and has mar
ried Miss Josephine Conroy, seven
years his senior. She is the fourth
bride, and a sister to his three other
wives, now deceased. - Philkill declar
ed after the ceremony, which was
performed by the Rev. S. C. Cutter,
that he felt like a boy of 19.
He was first married 40 years ago,
when he eloped with Miss Marie Con
roy. He was greatly attached to all
four - sisters, and it has been often
said that they were all fn love with
him. His first wife was killed in an
accident about six ' years later. ' He
afterward married Miss "Anna Conroy,
with whom he lived for a dozen years.
She died of heart disease while they
were enjoying a trip to the Pacific
Mr. Philkill remained single for
two years, declaring to his friends
that he would never marry. He did
not .keep this resolution, however, as
he again fell in love wen he came
here to visit the Conroy family, and
the graves of his wives, who are all
buried in the family plot. v ' -
Miss Lillian Conroy was the next
bride. He wooed and won her during
this visit and she accompanied him to
Baltimore as a bride. This proved
Philkill's longest venture in matri
mony, as the couple lived together for
18 years. At tlra. expiration of that
time Mrs. Philkill died of - typhoid
fever. Mr. Philkill remained single
two years, but Cupid possible believ
ed that he made too good a husband
to be without a wife, the wedding to
Miss Josephine Conroy and the wid
ower being the outcome. Mr. Phil
kill Is the father of three boys, one
having been born to each of his three
Child Welfare Exhibit.
The New York child welfare exhibit,
which is scheduled to open on Janu
ary 18, will be most comprehensive
and will consist of moving pictures,
documents and anything that will help
To make the subject clearer to those
interested. Among the speakers win
be Miss Jane Addams of Hull house.
Miss Florence Kelley of the Consum
ers league. Miss Lillian Wald, founder
of the Henry settlement and initiator
of the idea of a children's bureau, and
a number of men workers and sym
pathisers. The exhibit Is financed by
philanthropists and is headed by the
Russell Sage foundation with $6,000.
Twenty men have contributed $1,000
to look back over the past one, for
the purpose of ascertaining what has
been done. The business man and
the farmer have taken stock, and'
both, if they are "keen in business de
tail and interest, know -exactly their
financial position. The farmer of
Western, Canada is generally a busi
ness man, and In his stock-taking he
win have found that he has had a
successful year. On looking over a
number of reports sent from various
quarters, the writer finds that in spite
of the- visitation of drouth in a small
portion of Alberta, Saskatchewan and
Manitoba, many farmers -are able to
report splendid crops. And Ihese re
ports come .from different sections.
covering an area of -about 25,000
square miles. As, for instance, at
Laird, Saskatchewan, the crop returns
showed that J. B. Peters had 12,800
bushels from 320 acres, or nearly 40
bushels to the acre. In the Blaine
Lake district the fields ranged frgm
15 to 50 bushels per acre, Ben Crews
having 1,150 bushels from 24. -acres;
Edmond Trotter 1,200 bushels off 30
acres, while fields pf SO bushels were
common. On poorly cultivated fields
but 15 bushels were reported.
In Foam Lake (Sask.) district 100
bushels of oats to the acre were se
cured by Angus Robertson, D. McRae
and C. H. Hart, while the average
was 85. In wheat 30 bushels to the
acre were quite common on the newer
land, but off 15 acres of land culti
vated for the past three years George
E. Wood secured 495 bushels. Mr.
James Traynor, near Regina (Sask.)
is still -on the shady side of thirty.
He had 60,000 bushels of grain last
year, hair of which was wheat, its
market value was $25,000. He says
he Is well satisfied.
Arthur Somers of Strathclair
threshed 100 acres, averaging 25 bush
els to the acre. Thomas Foreman, of
Milestone, threshed 11,000 bushels of
wheat, and 3,000 bushels of flax off
600 acres of land. W. Weatherstone,
of Strathclair, threshed 5,000 bushels
of oats from 96 acres. John Gon
lilla, of Gillies," about twenty-five miles
west of Rosthern, Sask., had 180 bush
els from 3 acres of wheatV Mr. Gon
zilla's general average of crop was
over 40 bushels to the acre. Ben
Cruise, a neighbor, averaged 45 bush
els to the acre from 23 acres. W. A.
Rose, of the Walderheim district,
threshed 6,000 bushels of wheat from
240 acres, an average of 25 bushels,
100 acres was on summer fallow and
averaged 33 bushels.- He had also an
average of 60 bushels of oats to the
acre on a 50-acre, field. Wm. Lehman,
who has a farm close to Rosthern,
had an average of 27 bushels to the
acre on 60. acres of summer fallow.
Mr. Mldsky, of Rapid City (Man.)
threshed 1,000 bushels of oats from
7 acres. '
The yield of the different varieties
of wheat per acre at the Experimental
Farm, Brandon, was: Red Fife, 28
bushels; White Fife, 34 bushels; Pres
ton, 32 bushels; early Red Fife, 27
The crops at the C. P. R. demonstra
tion farms at-Strathmore (Alberta)
proved up to expectations, the Swedish
variety oats yielding 110 bushels to
the acre. At the farm two rowed bar
ley went 48 bushels to the acre.
Yields of from 60 bushels to 100 bush
els of oats to the acre were quite
common in the Sturgeon River Settle
ment near Edmonton (Alberta). But
last year was uncommonly good and
the hundred mark was passed. Wm.
Craig had a yield of oats from a meas
ured plot, which gave 107 bushels and
20 lbs. per acre.
Albert Teskey. of Olds (Alberta)
threshed a 100-acre field which yielded
101 bushels of oats per acre, and Jo
seph McCartney had a large field
equally good. At Cupar (Sask.) oats
threshed 80 bushels to the acre. Qn
the Traquairs farm at Cupar, a five
acre plot of Marquis wheat yielded 54
bushels to the acre, , while Laurence
Barknel had 37 bushels of Red Fife to
the acre. At Wordsworth, Reeder
Bros.' wheat averaged 334 bushels to
the acre, and W. McMillan's 32. Wil
liam Krafft of Alix (Alberta) threshed
1,042 bushels of winter wheat off 19
acres, or about 53 bushels to the acre.
John Laycroft of Dinton, near High
River, Alberta, had over 1,100 bush
els of spring wheat from 50 acres.
E. F. Knipe, near Lloydminster,
Saskatchewan, had 800 bushels of
wheat from 20 acres. W. Metcalf had
over 31 bushels to the acre, while S.
Henderson, who was hailed . badly,
had an average' return of 32 bushels of
wheat to the acre.
McWhlrter Bros, and John McBaln.
of Redvers, Saskatchewan, had 25
bushels of wheat to the acre. John
Kennedy, east of the Horse Mills
district near Edmonton, from 40
acres of spring wheat got 1.767 bush
els, or 44 bushels to the acre.
J. E. Vanderburgh, near Dayslow,
Alberta, threshed four thousand bush
els of wheat from 120 acres. Mr.
D'Arcy, near there, threshed ten thou
sand and fifty-eight bushels (machine
measure) of wheat from five hundred
acres, and out of this only sixty acres
was new land. '
At Fleming, Sask., A Winter's
wheat averaged 39 bushels to the acre
and several ' others ' report heavy
yields. Mr. Winter's crop was not on
summer fallow, but on a piece of land
broken In 1882 and said to be the first
broken in the Fleming district.
The agent of the Canadian Koran-
Brown What your son doesn't know
abeut horse racing isn't worth know
ing. Walker And what he does know
about It isn't worth knowing, either.
Resinol Ointment Is an Excellent:
Remedy for All Scalp Troubles.
I suffered with eruption on rrfV scaliv
for 15 years when Resinol Salve was.
recommended to me by one of the
best known men in Baltimore. Since
using I am so much better that I be
lieve the trouble is practically cured..
Rev. H. C. Jones, Extension, La
Easy Game.
"What you need," said the kindly -friend,
"is a change of air. You should ,
leave the city a bit forget cares and'
worries. Travel ! Breathe the pure
ozone of the prairies. Go out to Mon
tana and shoot mountain goats!"
The listless one bristled.
"Montana!" he snorted. "Why, 1"
know a mountain goat in Newark!"
New York Times.
The Glamour of the Show.
"When Dustln Stax was a boy he
would work like a slave carrying water
to the elephant."
"Yes. And now he works just as
hard carrying diamond necklaces to
opera singers." ,
Send 2c stamp for five samples of our
very best Gold Embossed, Good Luck,
Flower and Motto Post Cards; beautiful,
colors and loveliest designs. Art Post Card
Club. "731 Jackson St.. Topeka. Kan.
Does your nusDana go in ior goirr
asks the caller. ,
' "No," she answers. "He goes out
for it." ' "
The greatest cause of worry on.
Ironing day can be removed by usingr
Deflaace Starch, which will not stick,
to the iron. Sold everywhere, 16 os..
for 10c
What deal of grief, and care, and
other harmful excitement does a.
healthy dullness and cheerful insensi
bility avoid. Thackeray.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure consti
pation: Constipation is the cause of many
diseases. Cure the cause and you cure
the disease. Easy to take.
Hear It.
Ball What is silence?
Hall The college yell of the school
of experience. Harper's Bazar.
Take LAXATIVE BSOMO Quinine Tablts
r:xx WKn-fnnd money If It fails to eon. ifi. W.
fcKOV JC'S runatar 1ft on e&ch box. 25c
Progress in the human race de
pends less on getting ahead than on
helping along. ;
dovt shoii. tour Clothes.
Use Red Cross Ball Blue and keep thenv
white as snow. .All grocers, 5a a package..
A woman's idea of a great financier
is a man who can straighten out her
expense account.
The Secret of Health
is well known to users of
Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters. They know from
experience that it not only
makes health but preserves
It as welL- Surely , then
the Bitters is the medicine
you need to restore your
appetite, tone the stomach,
correct bilious spells and
make life a pleasure. It is
also excellnet in cases of
Indigestion, Dyspepsia,
Colds and Grippe.
IK. drags, do aavlta, bo pills, mo dilators, bo 1b
Jeotiona, A positive, Batumi. ajrreeabla cure,
will el u be sent by mall. Fall particulura
I fraa, ipon receipt of name and address). Until
Xxnplctman t and M SLeopLna; Sappilaftfc

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