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K. U. to Aid in Road Work. The movement for bettec roads in Kansas is receiving an added stimulus from the university where extensive laboratory experiments are being made with, the different road ma terials and modes of construction. Frank Joste and Harley Burger, seniors in the school of engineering are making the tests under the di rection of Prof. B. J. Dalton. Prof. Dal ton has made a special study of the road building problem for a num ber of years. Both young men have inspected numerous roadways beig built in Eastern Kansas. They believe that in most instances too much ma terial is being used. From their tests they have demonstrated that four inches of foundation material makes the best bed. In several counties the contracts called for 12 inches. This extra amount, they believe, could well be utilized in adding to the" total mite age of improved county roads in these counties. t Kansas City Thsaters. The Shubert will have a week of grand opera' commencing Sunday, March 19. "Manon," "Faust," "La Boheme," "Carmen," "La Traviata," "Les Huguenots," "Thais," "Rigo letto" and "Le Chemineau," will be given in the order named by Layolle's company from the French opera house of New Orleans. "The Queen of the Moulin Rouge," a sensational musical production and a distinct novelty in amusements, will be the attraction at the Willis Wood for a week commencing Sunday, March 19. The play correctly por trays night life in Paris. The famous Apache dance is one of the many fea tures. The new La Salle musical play, "The Sweetest Girl in Paris," with Trixie Friganza and Alexander Carr as the stars, will appear at the Grand during the entire week beginning Sunday, March 19. The company is said to be the best ever sent out carrying the La Salle trademark. j Pastor Dies of Grief. Rev. Solon B. Presby, of Turon died recently in that place. Rev. Mr. Presby was an uncle of State Printer- elect W. C. Austin, of this city and a ' resident of this county nearly 40 years ago. Just three weeks previous to his death and on the same day of the week occurred the death of his wife. It was from grief over the loss of his wife that his own death was largely due. Florence Business Men Will Feast. At the meeting of the Florence Business Men's association it was de cided to give a banquet to all the members March 21, and to invite all -the editors in the county to attend and participate in the festivities. Homer -Hoch is going to try to or ganize a county editorial association here on the same date. The spread will cost over $200 as planned. No Maneuvers at Fort Riley. There will be no regular maneuvers at Fort Riley the coming summer. The only troops to take the summer instruction will be the First and Sec ond regiments of the Kansas National Guards. The time for their arrival has been set for August 15, and they will spend 30 days in the field. ; K. U. Debaters are Chosen. Eliot Porter, a senior, and Clarence Connor, a freshman, both students in the college, will represent the Uni versity of Kansas in the annual de bate with the University of Missouri. The debate will be held at Columbia, Mo.. April 29. Honors for Thirteen Students. Thirteen- members of the classes of the University of Kansas have been elected to the national society of Phi Beta Kappa. This distinction is the highest that can be conferred on a student of any American colege or university and is reached only through the highest record of school standing throughout the colege course. Its First Banquet. The first annual banquet of the -Osage City Commercial club was held the other evening. One hundred and fifty citizens were seated at the ban quet tables. Five minute speeches were made by local men and the en tire affair was a great success. Free Delivery for Osage. Word has been received from Wash ington -that free city delivery of mail would be started in Osage City on June 15. Three regular carriers and one substitute will handle the work at the outset. Eventually, four regu lar carriers will be employed. Many Divorce Cases on Docket. Forty-six applications for divorce are to be heard by Judge McBride as judge pro-tern, of the Cowley county district court which convened the other day in Winfield. Thirty-five of these cases were filed by women. 400-Pound Woman Diss. The funeral of Miss Anna Temple ton, aged 62 years and who at the -time of death -weighed 400 pounds, took place at Belleville recently. For many years she had been, afflicted with dropsy. Death of C. C. Coleman. Ex-Attorney General Chiles C. Coleman, died at his home in Clay Center after an illness lasting about nine months. About nine months ago an operation was performed from which he partly recovered and during the fall was out on the streets of Clay Center again. At the first of the year, he was again stricken with the disease, cancer, and has been gradual ly sinking since that time. For the last two weeks, his death was mo mentarily expected and for the last four days he had been unconscious. His family were all at the bedside when death came. . Funeral services were held in Clay Center conducted by the Grand Commander of the Knights Templars of Kansas. Other Masonic bodies acted as an escort. Southwest Teachers Close Meeting. The annual meeting of the South east Kansas Teachers' associatnon was recently held at Chanute. The enrollment reached 929, twice that of last year and the largest in the asso ciation's history. Independence was chasen for next year's meeting. Of ficers elected were: President, F. L. Pinet, superintendent at Parsons; vice-president, C. M. Ware, Olathe; sevretary. Kale M. Meek, Fort Scott; treasurer, J. O. Ferguson, Indepen dence; executive commitee, O. F. Urubbs, Neodesha; H. I. French, Howard, and Geo. A. Allen, Erie. Pastors Oppose Sunday Ball. The ministers of Salina are de termined to prevent Sunday baseball tnis summer u possiDie. Home oi them have preached against it. The Salina franchise in the Central Kan sas league changed hands recently and the new management announced that Sunday ball would be played, The ministers advised their congrega tions to remain away from week-day games if Sunday ball is attempted. Five Wolves Killed In Hunt. The farmers of Lelmore township. McPherson county organized them selves for a wolf hunt and. the entire forces of the township turned out and after surrounding the township and closing in they had 14 wolves In the round up, but owing to lack of organi zation of the north line, nine of them escaped, the other five being killed. It is estimated that about two wagon loads of rabbits were also shot. Commission Vote at Salina April 4. At a special meeting of the city council Tuesday, April 4, was set aa the day on which the people of Sa lina will vote on the proposition of commission form of government. This is the day of the regular spring elec tion. For two years past a part of the city council has been trying to get this proposition before the people but in each instance their efforts were failures. Modern Theater Planned. From the ruins of the old Bower- sock theater, which burned at Law rence recently, there will rise one of the finest playhouses in Kansas. For mer Congressman J. D. Bowersock, the owner, announces plans for a modern theater already are in the hands of a local architect, and it Is probable that construction will begin withii a few weeks. Abilene Masons in New Home. The Masonic temple Just completed at Abilene was occupied for the first time recently. The temple nas cost $25,000, and is located on one of the most prominent corners of the down town district. It is the most imposing building in the city, and the Masonic bodies are very proud of It. Condemn Land for Santa Fe Yards. The Santa Fe Railroad company has instituted proceedings in the Lyon county district court to condemn, a piece of property belonging to Mrs. Sarah Hobbs In Emporia which the company wanted to use for a new freight depat and yards. The court has appointed a board of commission ers to appraise it. John Lofty Heads Teachers. At the meeting of the Northwest ern Kansas Teachers' association in Salina John Lofty, superintendent of schools, of that city, was elected president. Orpha Woodward, the county superintendent of Cloud coun ty, was elected secretary and W. O. Steen, of Solomon, was elected treas urer. Manhattan - was chosen as the place for the meeting next year. Emporia Journal Plant Sold. The stock and plant of the Emporia Journal has been sold to Sanford Loomis, the purchase price being $1,- 250. The Journal, which ran as a daily- paper for nearly a year, was discon tinued in February. Public Buildings Must Wait. The public building authorized for Abilene at the last session of con gress will not be built for two years. Senator Curtis writes that the treas ury department will not have its specifications ready before 1912 and until then it will not ask for money to be appropriated. Sunday School Worker Dead. Miss Isabel ' Caldwell, organizer of one of the . first Sunday schools oT Allen county, died at her home in Carlyle recently at an advanced age- HOME NURSING THE SICK ROOM. The choice of the sick room Is very Important. A patient in a dark, poor ly ventilated one has a harder battle to fight than one in a properly select ed room. It should be on the sunny side of the house, well ventilated and as far as possible from the noise of the streets and the odors of the kitchen. In arranging the room, all unneces sary furniture should be removed, es pecially bric-a-brac, - which forms a repository for stray germs. The floor Is preferably bare, al thou eh small rugs or strips of carpet should be laid down to deaden the noise of foot steps. Place the bed In a position so that the direct light from a window does not fall on the patient's eyes. Provide an artificial light, that also Is shaded from the patient's eyes, but which can be turned on brightly in case of necessity. Sudden changes may arise In the night, when a good light is an absolute necessity and a few mo ment's delay may mean disaster. In cases of diseases of the brain or eyes the physician will probably wish to keep the room darkened. Care should be taken that the curtain or shade does not flap in the wind and so annoy the patient. The temperature o? the room should be kept as even as posible. Remem ber that the temperature usually falls at night during the time when the vi tal powers of the patient are at the lowest, that is, in the early morning hours. Because of this, care should be taken to provide extra covers at that time. Unless otherwise directed. It is safe to keep the temperature of the room for a fever patient at about BO degrees Fahr. For patients afflict ed with other diseases, the thermome ter should register about 68 degrees Fahr. The temperature of the room must be regulated by turning the arti ficial heat off or on, not by closing windows that are needed for ventila tion. In some cases dry heat from a furnace is very Irritating. This may te remedied by keeping a kettle of boiling water in the room. To keep the room cool in hot weather is not ilways an easy matter. Keeping the blinds down and the windows closed in the sunny side during the day will produce very good results. A wet meet, hung in the window or where i breeze will blow over it, often is a material aid in cooling the room. If in electric fan is used, care must be .a ken that the direct current does not itrike the patient. Good ventilation is necessary ' in ivery disease. Formerly patients were confined In dark rooms with all doors ind windows closed. It is surprising low many recovered under these con litions. Sunshine and fresh air are lature's two most potent remedies. In old weather it may not be desirable :o nave tne winaows open in tne pa rent's room, but in this case windows n an adjoining room Ehould be low- red and the door between the rooms eft open. Usually though, the room an be ventilated directly. Raise the window about six inches from the bot- om; fit a board tightly under It- Fresh air will then came in between he two sashes and danger of a direct Iraft on the patient will be avoided. Every morning the room should be ihoroughly ventilated by throwing ipen all windows and doors for a few minutes. Before doing this, the patient should be covered with one or two sxtra blankets and a light covering thrown over the face. Do not re move this extra covering at once when rou close the window, but remove it gradually as the air In the room re- rains its normal warmth. It is better not to keep any plants ir flowers in the room, but if the pa tient desires a few during the day :hey may always be removed at night. Keep all medicine bottles, empty glasses, etc., out of sight and if pos- ible out of the room. All excreta, soiled linen and dress Flat One of the New Spring Hats, Which" ; t - . .-Continue In Style. - ' By EDITH B. LOWRY Bachelor of Science, Graduate Nunc, Physician and Surgeon. Fwmcrlr Suveftelea4r Jefcnoa Park and floatk Calcac Hocpttxit and Trarohic School for Nanes. -A Book for Yormr. Cilia," ings should be removed from the room at once, as they pollute the air. In Infectious or contagious diseases the urine, feces (bowel movement) and vomited matter should be disinfected with chloride .of lime or carbolic acid Care should be taken not to empty the excreta near a well or any place where the water supply" will become contaminated. If no sewerage system Is convenient, the feces should be bur ied or burned after being disinfected. If a patient expectorates he may be supplied with small pieces of cotton to receive the sputum.. A paper cone pinned to the side of the mattress, within easy reach of the patient's hand, makes a convenient' receptacle for these pieces. A new cone should be provided once or twice a day. The sweeping of the sick room must be done slowly, keeping the broom always near the floor so the dust will not fly. Before commencing to sweep the broom should be dampened, or moist sawdust or tea leaves be strewn over the floor. The dusting should be done with a damp cloth, never with a feather duster. If there is a fire in the room the coal should be brought in wrapped in paper and gently laid on the fire. The ashes should also be removed noiselessly. The patient's room is the patient's home for the time being, so ' everything possible should be done to keep it clean, airy and comfortable- (Copyright. 1910, by W. G. Chapman.) Evening Slippers. Just now black velvet slippers are very smart indeed for evening wear. Not only are they very pretty, but they have that advantage which all black footwear possesses the virtue of mak ing the wearer's foot appear very tidy. And that in itself is enough to win fem inine commendation. They are especially modish for wear with dark-colored street frocks. Some times there is a wee satin .rosette or perhaps a fluffy bow of tulle or maline is used for adornment. And not infre quently these rosettes have a spark ling rhinestone nestling down in the heart of the rosette. u miiady wisnes something even more elaborate, there are great paste buckles which gleam and glitter and look very fetching on a pretty foot. Gift Necktie Rack. A birthday gift necktie rack which is substantial as well as ornamental, consists of a hardwood back, covered with heavy natural colored linen bear ing a hand embroidered design and supporting a hinged rod of . nickel which may be folded backward when the article is to be packed. Another rack which may be easily crowded Into a traveling bag consists of a broad strap of leather from which a big ring of metal is suspended. A third tie holder has five ivory arms attached to a brass bar, and a fourth is merely a gold plaited stirrup and leather loop joined by a strip of hand embroidered satin. White, pink, light yellow and Amer ican beauty shades are used for danc ing gowns. Kid gloves on the glace order and usually white are worn with any even ing costume. Polished wood buttons of cloth and silk colors are in great favor for polo and storm coats. Paris has a new fancy for shading her feathers and even her veils as well as her gowns. Irish lace bands carrying out the Irish lace vest or collar so much worn adorn many sleeves. A great many velvet bags have come and satin ones outnumber those which appeared last spring. Big white flowers, poppies, edel weiss, etc., in velvet or in kid, appear upon some of the latest large bats. Sailor S hows That the Flat Sailer Shape Will SOLDIER OF roiM.Eim Gen. Christmas a Dumas Char acter in Real Life. Turned From' Railroad Because of Color Blindness, He Became an . Aimless Wanderer Whose Only Business Was Revolution. New Orleans, La. Gen. Lee Christ mas, the most spectacular ngure in Central America today, became a sol dier of fortune because he could not distinguish a red from a green switch light. Born In Livingston Parish, La., Christmas grew up nursing a well grounded ambition to become an en gineer on one of the big eight-driver passenger engines of the Illinois Cen tral railroad, and ' almost succeeded. He had the promise of a job In a cab, but when he reported for his examina tion the physicians made the discov ery that he was color blind. Turned down flat he wandered disconsolately from the building and down toward the wharves. A steamer preparing to Bail attracted him. He walked aboard and leaned over the sea rail. An hour later, when the ship was well on her way, the purser touched Christmas on the shoulder and asked for his ticket. Christmas in turn in quired as to what part of the world the ship was going and paid the amazed purser a fare to the first port of call. It happened to be Puerto Cortez, Honduras. A' fresh revolution had just broken out in Honduras. Both sides needed. recruits, and soldiers of fortune from the states were in greater demand than supply. Manuel Bonilla found Christmas first. And this is why Christmas became Manuel's best friend and Policarpo Bonilla's worst enemy. Lee Christmas is a typical soldier of fortune. His narrow escapes from death have been many. He was once captured and sentenced to death and the firing squad got down to business. On being asked if he had anything to say before the order to fire was given, he replied: "Yes, I do not want my body buried, want it to remain on top of the ground." This strange request excited the curiosity of his enemies, and they inquired why. This was the very ques- tion he had planned to induce his jail ers to ask, and he hissed back: "Be cause I want the buzzards to eat me and then scatter my remains all over every one of you." This insult, terrible to the ears of the Nicaraguans, so angered ' and en raged them that they decided to re taliate with some strange and extraor dinary punishment on Christmas be fore they killed him, but could not agree among . themselves a3 to what form it should take. Some wanted to punch out his eyes. Others wanted to peel his skin off in small strips. They wrangled, then quarreled, and lost time, and while they wrangled a party of Hondurans arrived, fell upon them and drove them away, and rescued the hard-pressed soldier of fortune. - Christmas has been shot and badly wounded several times, but always manages to recover and get back on the job again. He is or?e. of the lead ing spirits in the present revolution in Honduras, and bids fair to carry It through to a successful termination. Child Labor In Japan. Tokio, Japan. According to Dr. Kn wada, a member of the Japanese House of Peers, more than two-fifths of the 1,000,000 factory hands are wo men and children. With no laws to fear or evade, says a labor investiga tor, the mill owners are employing 70,000 children under the age of 14. In the match and tobacco industries particularly the work is for the most part done by children, and of these many are under ten years of age. In the spinning mills these child workers are often compelled to con tinue at their tasks at night without receiving extra pay or chance for rest. For disobedience of sh5p rules they are lashed and fined, this latter Im position usually wiping out J their meager wages. Beef From Mexico. El Paso, Tex. The constant de crease in the cattle ranges cf this state has given a boom to the cattle industry across the border In . Mexico and shipments of live stock from the latter country Into the United States are growing. American ranches are, being located in Mexico, where range land may still be had, and the repub lic across the border promises to be come a great cattle country. I -&p I LEU ztrZ &a&m&a 1 I nLi.iAnrvADLC LEI I EH In 1903 and 1904, I was a terrible mS ferer for about five months with kidney and bladder trouble. I could not sleep nights and was obliged to get op ten or fifteen times to urinate. I passed mucus and blood continually. One doctos said X was going into consumption and gave me up to die. Had two other doctors but re ceived no help from either of them and am sure I would have been in my grave had I not seen your advertisement in the "Daily Eagle Star." After taking several bottles of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root I was entirely cured. In the last two years I have been railroad fireman and have passed two ex aminations for my kidneys successfully, so that I know that my kidneys are in ex cellent condition now as a result of youi Teat preparation, Swamp-Root, Yours very truly, . - " GEORGE KJXSLER, , 1422 Mary St. Marinette, Wis. Personally appeared before me this 25th of September, 1909, George Kensler, who aubscribed the above statement and made oath that the same ia true in substance and in fact. HENRY GRAASS, Notary Public. Door County, Wis. letter to -Tta. KIImt A Co. Blag too, K. V. Prove What Swamp-Root Win Do For Yoa Send to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bingham ton, N. Y., for a 'sample bottle. It will convince anyone. You will also receive a booklet of valuable information, telling all about the kidneys and bladder. When writing, be sure and mention this paper. For sale at all drug stores. Price fiityj cents and one-dollar. . . STRIKING PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY. Servant Heavens I have knocked the big flower pot off the window ledge, and it struck a man on the head. Mistress What! My beautiful ma jolica? WEAK BACKS MADE STRONG. Backache in most cases is kidney- ache, and usually accompanied by Ir regularities of the urine. To remove the pain and weakness, you must cure zrrj the kidneys. 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