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- Short Course in Agriculture. The hired man from the farm -who spends his Bummer earnings during the winter in. town will find a special program arranged for his benefit this winter at the Kansas State Agricul tural College. It is- a program ar ranged at the state's expense. It will cost the hired man or the farmer's eon or anyone else, for that matter, about $3 in fees, to take the winter short course, the hurry-up instruction! In agriculture arranged especially for men, young and old, who find it im possible to go to college for the regu lar term of four years. This short course will begin January 7 and end March 19. It will be ten weeks of condensed practicable and' practical instruction, a fine foundation for a first class farmer's education. Instead of spending $50 or $75 in idleness, many a hired man, or tenant, might get, with his money, the knowledge tie needs to make him a land owner. The program thus far arranged for the short course includes: Crop pro duction, live stock feeding, live stock market classes, stock Judgment, ani mal breeding, poultry work, wood work and other manual training, dairy farming, and dairy manufactures, creamery management, butter mak ing, cheese and ice cream making, Judging dairy products, orchard and garden work, how to plant trees, grain Judging, farm mechanics, crop judg ing and farm management. Dean Miller of the extension division is al ready receiving applications from in tending students. Celebrated Double Golden Wedding. The double golden wedding anniver sary of their parents was celebrated with a Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William L Bid die of Leavenworth. Mr. and Mrs. Levi C. Biddle and Mr. and Mrs. George A. Fisher, the parents of Mr. and Mrs. Biddle, have been married "within a few days of 50 years, and each couple has lived in Leavenworth 38 years. Raises Chinese Products. Working under the direction of the State Agricultural college and the United States bureau of agriculture, C. C. Cogswell, a farmer living north of Jetmore, has this year successfully raised two crops, the product being of Chinese origin, kowliang, a food for people, and hudan urra, a forage crop. Wilson Won't Go to Kansas. Wood row "Wilson will not attend the Social Center congress at Lawrence as had been announced, according to a telegram received toy Prof. Richard It. Price of that city. It is probable, however, that Miss Eleanor Wilson, daughter of the president-elect, will attend . as her father's representative. After Bone's Job. W. A. Ayres, ex-county attorney of Sedgwick county and a widely known eighth dlstri M; Democrat, at one time considered . a candidate for con gress, is In vtie race for the office "of United States district attorney to succeed H. J. Bone. ' I Kansas Farmer Shot. Conrad Juesar, a farmer 26 years old, was shot and killed accidentally at the home of one of his neighbors near Richmond. The neighborhood had gathered there for a barn rais ing. Juesar's shotgun was discharged as he placed it in a corner. Woman Bootlegger Convicted. Mrs. Lulu Dogenberg, first victim of the felony section of the Kansas liquor law, was sentenced to one year at hard labor in the Lansing prison by Judge Foust at Iola. She was taken to Lansing immediately. Now They Want Office. Having the full rights of citidenship now, the women voters of Atchison have put in their claim for a portion of the political pie. Following a meeting by the members of the Wom en's Civic club, the name of Miss Carrie Buck has been added to the list of candidates for the position- of postmaster here. Crawford County Contest Filed. Contests for six offices to which So cialists have certificates of election In Crawford county have (been filed. The offices in the contests are sheriff, register of deeds, treasurer, county clerk, district clerk and probate judge. The contestors allege illegal voting. Farm Hand's Ear Torn From Head. Louis Kater, a farm hand, met with a peculiar and painful accident in a runaway near Newton. In some man ner one of his ears was torn from fcls head. A doctor managed to sew the member "back en, and expresses a belief that It will heal, and not im pair the man's hearing. Woman B a I iff for Women Jurors. Mrs. Eva Rider of Eldorado, la prob ably the first woman ever appointed to th9 office of district court bailiff. She was sworn in in the damage case of Boeckand vs. Schreiber. Mrs.' Rider will serve as long as the woman Jury Is on duty. . Prisoner Hurt In Explosion. As a result of a dynamite explosion In the rock quarry on the Fort Leaven worth reservation. William Castleman. a military prisoner, is In the hospital with Injuries that may prove fatal. To Have Model Ranch. One of the largest land deals ever made in the Arkansas valley and one of great importance to the future of western Kansas has just been con summated at Garden City. L. R. Moore, Jr., of Kansas City, purchased the Dr. Hamer ranch of 990 acres near that city for $50,000. One of the largest alfalfa ranches in the Central West will be established at once. Ten pumping plants will -be installed. County Honored a Pastor. The people of Lincoln county joined in an all-day meeting at Lincoln in honor of the Rev. H. C. Bradbury, the pioneer preacher of the Saline and Solomon valley. More than 200 per sons were served at dinner 1n the Workmen hall in Lincoln, and gifts aggregating about $300 were received for the minister. The Rev. Mr. Brad bury came to central Kansas more than 40 years ago. Hunting Accident Costs Leg. Otta Zachrias, a youth of 19, of Potter, underwent an operation for the amputation of his left leg as a re sult of a shotgun wound. He had gone to the home of a neighbor to go hunting and set his gun down on the porch. Just as he came out of the door the gun fell and was dis charged, the full load striking him be tween the knee and ankle. Put Gasoline on a Fire. As the result of a mistake In pour ing gasoline instead of coal oil onto a smoldering fire, William Dawes ef Leavenworth, 17 years old, may lose both of his arms. Prompt action on the part of his aunt, Mrs. W. T. Hines of Easton, where the accident oc curred, by following him outdoors and throwing a blanket over his burning clothes, probably saved the boy's life. Woman Juror is Excused. Because Miss Edna Smith told Judge G. P. Aikman in the district court at Eldorado that she is opposed to woman suffrage, and does, not be lieve a woman's place is in the jury box, she was excused from service. Mrs. Carl Selig said "she was too busy with housework to serve, but she was not excused. Case Too "Raw"' for Women. Capt. W. P. Morris, formerly state auditor and assistant county attorney, gave the woman jury movement a backward blow at Pittsburg. On his motion the jury panel in the "Enoch Arden" case was quashed and the nine women summoned to try a man for being the affinity of another's wife will not have to serve. Frison for Motor Bandit. Richard "Victor, motor bandit, was sentenced to serve not less than ten or more than 21 years in the Lan sing prison at hard labor by Judge Oscar Foust in the district court at Iola. Victor pleaded guilty to high way robbery. To Debate Parcel-Post. Pupils from the high schools of Abi lene, Chapman and Junction City will have a triangular debate on the par cel-post at Abilene January 24. The teams have been selected. Women Drawn on Jury. The names of 27 women were drawn for the jury to serve at the adjourned session of the district court of Butler county, to open at Eldorado Decern ber IS. Grub Attacks Wheat. Wheat in southern Sedgwick and northwestern Sumner counties is be ing killed by a grub worm. The worm attacks the stalk of the wheat just below the surface of the ground. Ex-Editor Changes Plans. E. W. Howe, former editor of the Atchison Globe, who had planned to leave this month for a tour of South America, has altered his plans and leaves San Francisco December 17, by the Oceanic Steamship company's ship, "Sonoma," for Australia, stop ping on the way at Honolulu and Samoa. Salina's New Theater Opened. The new Salina opera house, the New Theater, nas Just been opened by the Jones-Crane company with "The Arab." The New Theater seats 900. It is modern in every respect, with boxes and double gallery. It is bs id to be th finest small theater in central Kansas. Arkansas City Has Gas. The Arkansas Valley Gas company made connection at the state line south with the Kay county, Oklahoma, field, which was recently developed. It is said that the new supply will be unlimited and that Arkansas City people will suffer no more for want of natural gas for fuel. Tar Barber In Jail. Because of his failure to report In court, Ed Rlcord, the barber who took Mary Chamberlain to the place near Shady Bend where the famous ta party attack was made, has been com mitted to jail under' his original sen tence.. . Made Egg Record. H. C. Davis, an Atchison business man, who raised chickens as a side line, has twelve Barred Rock hens that laid 612 eggs (51 dozen) from August 14 to November 22. BIGGEST YEAR FOR FARM CROPS The Produce for 1912 la Worth $9,532,r '000,000 Says the Secretary of Agriculture. Washington. The most productive year in Jthe history of the United States has drawn to a close, accord ing to the annual report of Secretary of Agriculture Wilson to the presi dent, just made public Basing his figures on the census items of wealth production on farms. Secretary Wilson values the grand to tal of the 1912 crop at $9,532,000,000. Besides the production of the soil, this amount includes the live stock output. In commenting on the productive ness of the past year in refation to those preceding. Secretary Wilson said: "The enormous sum represented by the crop output of the United States for 1912 is more than twice the value of the wealth produced on farms in 1899, according to the census, and it is about one-eighth more than the wealth produced in 1909. During the past 16 years the farmer has steadily In creased his wealth production year by year, with the exception of 1911, when the value declined from that of the preceding year." Farm prices at which the crops oS 1912 are valued have declined from the prices of 19H in the cases of some important products. Barley has de clined 36 per cent, corn 10 per cent, oats 25 per cent, rye 17 per cent,' wheat 5 per cent, hay 19 per cent, potatoes 43 per cent, hops 43 per cent, flaxseed 27 per cent and beet sugar and cane sugar about 22 per cent. The price of the cotton crop of 1912 has gained about 13 per cent, and for the tobacco crop 7 per cent. Butter has increased 11 per cent and milk nearly 5 per cent. Eggs have gained 16 per cent and poultry about 1 per cent. SOME MISSOURI APPOINTMENTS Governor-Elect Major Announces Some of His Selections for Important . State Offices. Jefferson City. Elliott W. Major, governor-elect, announced the follow ing appointments: Coal Oil Inspector John M. Atkin son, Doniphan. Beer Inspector Speed Mosby, Jef ferson City. Insurance Commissioner Charles G. Revelle,1 Farmington. Game and Fish Commissioner J. B. Jones, Frankfort. Pike county. Pardon Attorney R. B. Noel, Lewis county. Warden Penitentiary D. C. Mo Clung, Jefferson City. Prison Physician Dr. M. R. Nolond, Monroe county. Secretary of State Board of Health Dr. J. A. B. Adcock, Warrensburg. Immigration Commissioner Dr. V. R. MeCue, Daviess county. Deputy Warden Penitentiary Por ter Gilven. Mr. Major said there are other ap pointments upon which he has de cided, but that these will be withheld for the present. HOUSE PASSES RAILROAD BILL Interstate Commerce Commission tc Get Physical Valuation of All Lines. Washington. By viva voce vote the house passed tha bill of Congressman Adamson. Democrat, Georgia, for phy sical valuation of all railroad property by the Interstate Commerce Commis sion. After a bitter filibuster, led by th minority leader, Mr. Mann, the Re pulAicans finally reported adoption ol an amendment extending the investi gation to railroad securities. The Adamson B?ll requires the In terstate Commerce Commission to as certain and report annually to Con gress the actual physical value o1 every piece of railroad property ic the country also the amount of out standing stocks ajrf bonds. The Mann amendment provides thai the commission shall investigate how the ' government can supervise anc limit the issue of railroad securities how it can prevent issuance of wat ered stock, and, how to insure that ai: money secured Is actually used fci physical improvements. Missouri Baptist Paper Sold. St. Louis. Negotiations have beer completed for the-wsale of the Centra: Baptist, a denominational religious weekly which has been issued without interruption in St. Louis since 1865 The paper will be absorbed by itf purchasers, the managers of Word and Way and will be published weekl; In Kansas City. Charge Student With Murder . Springfield. Mo. First degree mur der was charged against. Marshall Copeland, a theological student in Morrisville College, Morrisville, Mo., In a warrant issued here. Copeland, it is alleged, fatally stabbed Bryan Crane, another student. Governors In a League Now. Richmond. Va. Permanent organi zation of the various states of the United States in an association to be known as the "Governor's Confer ence" was effected -here at the an nual conference of the state execu tive. Two Die In Jail They Fired. . Crowley. La. William Collier of Los Angeles and an unidentified com panion were burned to death in the jail here, after they had set Sre to the structure In an effort to escape. MADE HIM SOMEWHAT TIRED Hose Had Good Excuse for Wishing - to Be Rid of the Company of Sam Jackson. Twant an account o' dat yaller CaL Saliny, explained Mose. talking with difficulty through the bandages that swathed bis face. "I goes ont walking wid her and along comes dat Sam Jackson, what he's been keeping company - with. Widont saying a word dat man comes over and busts me in the mouf. No sooner did I get up dan, bam! - He lands on my let year and over I goes again. "After that he hit me in this year and then in the other one; and stomped on me while I was down. When I got up and began to run he followed, kicking me every yuther step. "I never got so tired of a cullud man in all my life!" A CLERGYMAN'S TESTIMONY. ' The Rev. Edmund Heslop of Wig ton. Pa., suffered from Dropsy for a year. His limbs and feet were swol len and puffed. He had heart flutter ing, was dizzy and exhausted at the least exer tion. Hands and feet were cold and he had such a dragging sensa tion across the loins that it was difficult to move. Aftfi. ,i o i n a. K Rev. E. Heslop. Wa of Dodd8 Kidney Pills the swelling disappear ed and he felt himself again. He says be has been benefited and blessed by the nse of Dodds Kidney Pills. , Sev eral months later he wrote: I have not changed my faith in your remedy since the above statement was author ized. Correspond with Rev. E. Hes lop about this wonderful remedy. Dodds Kidney Pills, 50c. per box at your dealer or Dodds Medicine Co., Buffalo, N. T. Write for Household Hints, also music of National Anthem (English and German words) and re cipes for dainty dishes. All 3 sent free. Adv. King George Superstitious. An incident which" occurred while the king was out shooting recently over the Hon. John Ward's preserves at Woolley shows that the monarch shares with many other " persons the superstition about the number thir teen. The eight guns were joined at luncheon by five women of the party staying at Chilton, and the king no ticing the unlucky number would not Sit down until Donald Harding, the acting agent upon the estate, was called in to make the number up to fourteen. New "York Herald. Important to M others Examine carefully every bottle of eASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for infants and children, and see that it Tloo t- tlio Signature of In Use For Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria Selecting Recruits. , "That's my idea of a pleasant Job." "What's that?" "Scouting for a comic opera com pany." The one time man doesn't mind put ting his foot in it is when he steps into a fortune. We are most apt to realize that time is money when the interest comes due. Q I Every invalid woman is invited to consult our Staff of Physicians, Surgeons I Ol an(i Specialists, at the Invalid's Hotel and Surgical Institute, Buffalo Q Ol Y., by letter or personally at my expense. R. V. PIERCE, M. D. Q H IIimvMe Simf feirnnag Wmmeim There is every reason why women should not trust their deli cate constitutions in tile hands of unskilled persons. It requires a thorough medical education to appreciate and understand the delicate female organism. There is every reason why she should write or personally consult an experienced specialist. As a powerful, invigorating tonic, "Favorite Prescription' im parts strength to the whole system and to the organs distinctly feminine in particular. For "run-down," debilitated women of all occupations IMS. PIERCE'S Faivoiriitt IPirciriipffiPim is unequaled as a restorative tonic. As a soothing and strengthening nervine "Favorite Prescrip'Son allays and subdues nervous excitability, irritability nervous exhaustion, and other distressing symptoms commonly attendant upon functional and organk: diseases of the feminine organs. . It induces refreshing sleep and relieves mental anxiety and despondency. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is devised and put up by a physician of vast experience in the treatment of women's maladies. Its ingredients have the indorsement of leading physicians in all schools of practice. o G O o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o TheTavorite Prescription' has been sold by dealers in medicine in its liquid form for over 40 years. Now it can also be obtained of them in tablet ibro or send SO one-cent stamps to Dx. Pierce for trial box. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets invigorates the stomach, liver and bowels. One to three a dose. Easy to take as candy. Send 31 one-cent stamps to pay coot of wrapping . and mailing only on a free copy of Dr. Pierce's Com mon Sense Medical Adviser, 1008 pages, cloth boand. Invalid's Hotel and Surgical Institute, R. V. Pierce, IS. D, President. Buffalo, tl. Y. , P.U T N AM TP DEEES:S-IB ID S CulgorgoodtM'ghterndi mir colon than any other dye. QnelOc pat lreculomll libera. Thti aiaincoM . jlci batei than rnr&erdy. Yeocait 4ym mur iui.m wuhoij nppinc trt. Writ, for freg bookWt How to Dye. Biemch and Mfat Color. MOKBOC DBUO COMPNT, Qliy. Ill, i WOMEN SHOULD NEVER USE HARSH PHYSICS Women are especially susceptible to constipation and their more delicate organisms rebel at the violence of cathartics and purgatives. Drastic medicines like salts, mineral waters, pills and powders may afford tempo rary relief, but their violent action on the stomach and bowels tends to up set the entire system. A. mild laxative is far -preferable and more effective. . The combination of simple laxative herbs "wih pepsin pre scribed by Dr. W. B. Caldwell, and sold in drug stares under the name of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, is Ideal for women, being gentle in action, pos itive In effect and pleasant to the taste. A spoonful of Syrup Pepsin at night will bring natural relief next morning and, used regularly for. a brief period, will so strengthen and tone the muscles of the stomach and bowels that there will be little. If any, further need for medicine. Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin can be procured-in any drug store. Your name and address on a postal to Dr. W. B. Caldwell, 203 West St, Monti cello, ILL, will bring a free trial bot tle by return mall. Adv. The. Real Problem. "Well, dear," said the young hus band to his bride. Til make out the deposit slip in your name and all yon have to do is to take it to the bank." "Yes," she responded, "but suppose I want to draw out some money some day, how will they know which is my money?" Harper's Bazar. Her Ideal. "What is your idea of an ideal hus band, Mrs. Muchwed?" "One who will begin paying you ali mony without waiting for the judge to name the amount." i We all love peace, when things are coming our way. No man can stand in his own light without casting a shadow. Mamma Sarvs fits Safe for Children CONTAINS NO OPIATES MONEY" WI jm Wwi mm tj bat BVtM vsHMtB. Write for lXlii Weekly rie 14 it. m. ha if Kb m buns, LOCIBViLLK. ST. Dlera l For. HMcs. WosL FsfhlUhc4 ia6. Buy RICH-CON TOOLS and CUTLERY The very finest madq. Ask your hardware dealer. RICHARDS-C0N0VER HARDWARE CO. Kansas Gitx, Mo. Oklahoma Cltj. OUa, 5ffi4I6fflaSCiSAB ALWAYS BEUABLE SWEET POTATO PLANTS. We will have five million potato all pa for shipment April, 'May and June, Triumph, Norton Yam, Providence and Red Tarn, very best. Orders accompanied by cash booked now $1.75; after Jan. 16th. $2.00 per thous and. Thompson A Company, Homeland. Ga. DEFIANCE Cold VaierStarch makes laundry work a pleasure. Id oz. pktf. 10a W. N. U., KANSAS CITY. NO. 49-1912. i.1 1 -It Helped Me So Mach. Vks. F. W. Mtzh, of Bodlnes. Pa. says; "Your 'FsTortte Prescription' has done mea wonderf nl lotof g-ood. "Seven years ago when onr first child was born I waa left mleermble. I doctored witb two physicians with out any relief. I then wenttoeeeone of tbe bead doc tors In WliUamsport; be said I most hare an operation at once and that I Pbovki Quit work, but that was something I could not do I then began tsfclntf your "Favorite Proscription and It helped me so much. 1 a I ways suffered so until oar lastcbftd when I rot a too nicely. X shall never tro tfarontfh itaaln with out yonr znedidtne. wiu clone by wishing jon mocta snccess in future. Old Landmark Gone. " The Blaine schoolhouse in Mara Hin up on the hill, the one James O. Blaine honored years ago by giving) a bell, which still hangs in the belfry., is no more. It has been converted! into a storeroom and moved to an other site. A good many bright boy and girls, now old men and women.) graduated from this historical build ing, and no doubt there is a feeling; of sorrow as . the old schoolhouse leaves the foundation It was builded upon years and years ago. Kennebeo (Me.) Journal. ' tfot Frequent. "Do yon like rare beerr "Is there any other kind these days? About the only man In the world who Is satisfied wltii bis Job la the self-made man: Don't Envy anyone a good appetit a perfect digestio robust constitution. HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS will help you to obtain these very quickly. It tones strengthens in vigorates the entire di gestive system and always stands for better health. Try it today. All Druggists. Saskatchewan - Your Opportunity is NOW n tha Provlno ef Saskatchewan, Western Canada Do yon desire to get a Tree VlnmSLnsUl rt ". ACRES of that well Known wneat janar The area is becoming more limiied but no less rainable. KEW DISTRICTS have recently been opened no Tor settlement, and Into these rail roads are now being- bttllu The day will eoon ooou when there will be no landieleHomeSeatof A Swift Otrrrent, Saskatchewan, farmer writes: I came on my homestead, March 1906, with bout C1.0U0 worth of horsea-andnraebln-ery, and Jost S36 in cosh. Today I nave W0 acres of wheat, 800 acres of oats, and 60 acres of flax." 4ot bad for six years, but only an In stance of wbat may be done In Western Canada in Manitoba. Saskatchewan or Alberta. Send at once for Literature. Hans. Hallway Bates, etv, to Q. A. COOK. 129 W. Kb STBEET. KAJBAS CITY, ML Canadian Government Agent, or address Superintendent of m miiKg-nnion, uttaw o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o mm