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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 13, 1900.
12 TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL BY FRANK P. MAC tSNXAX. VOLUME XXVII . .... No. 246 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier. 10 rent a week to any part of Topeka or suburbs, or at the Bime price tn any Kan sas town where the paper has a carrier system. By mail, one year 13. J'.y mail, three months f "Weekly edition, one year .a1 PERMANENT HOME. , Toneka State Journal building. SOO and Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. NKW YORK OFFICE. TemBle Court Bldg. A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICK. Stuck Exchange Bldg-. A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. LONDON OFFICK. 12 Red I Jon Court. Fleet Street. TELEPHONES. T".usines Office Bell 'Phone 101 Keporters' Room Bell 'Phono 677 Uncle Adlai is proving to be some thing of a spellbinder himself. Having shown Buller how to do it, "Hobs' will now leave him to complete the- job. . . Fittsburg(h), newspapers. shouH get together. Some epell H with an h and some don't. As South Dakota goes, so goes the Union; at least that is the way the cam paign managers appear to look at it. . Sir Thomas Lipton has acquired all the visible pork in the United Stales, and now he is after the America's cup. The people- seem determined not to permit politics to disturb their enjoy ment of this beautiful Indian summer weather. Mr. Gage and Herr Schurz have been crowded out of the letter writing arena by Mr. Meiklejohn- and Mr. Bryan, the two gentlemen from Nebraska- Senator Depew says the Republican party is trying to put the dollar within reach of the man. This is said to be true of both parties in Indiana. Presidential Candidate Barker thinks Mr. Bryan cannot win unless he can carry New York and Illinois and con cludes, that this is not wholly impossi ble. ' Writers of newspaper headlines who have tried to get Roosevelt's name in the top line and failed, will appreciate the announcement that it is too long for the official ballot. Indiana can promise Governor Roose velt decent treatment at any rate. In dianapolis News. But this was written before the Ft. AVayne incident took place. A subscriber writes to an eastern news paper asking if a Roman Catholic is eligible to the presidency. Let one try it and the other churches wouldn't do a thing to him. The good judgment of the Democratic senate which refused to confirm Presi dent Cleveland's appointment of Wheel er H. Peckham to the supreme bench, foas been confirmed. The gentleman in question has come out for McKinley . New York World: If that state is test governed which is governed least, -New York is at present the best gov erned state in the union. It has neither governor, lieutenant governor nor even private secretary. President McKinley has not been par tial in his distribution of good crops. He has treated Democrats and Republi cars alike. The cotton crop of the south is an excellent one and Florida has a bumper yield of oranges. Everybody reads the State Journal. Republican managers appear to be plac ing a large amount of faith in Senator Stewart. The venerable gentleman, it will be remembered, had a hard time carrying- the state for himself. Mr. Cleveland continues to resist all attempts to draw him into a discussion of political questions. The most that he has been induced to say is that he has not changed his financial views. Neither has Bourke Cockran, David Hill or Senator Gorman. There are not cars enough to handle the country's big crop, and even when they get to the seaboard there are not enough ships to carry the grain and cot ton abroad. The only way to relieve a congestion of this nature is to elect Bryan. Within two years there would be plenty of cars. Cincinnati Commer cial Tribune. Here is a plain declaration that the success or failing of crops in the United States is under the control.of the presi dent. THE 1904 EXPOSITION". Directors of the proposed Kansas ex position, communicating w ith the mem bers cf the committee in charge of the preliminaries, send in flattering reports concerning the outlook for this event. It is an encouraging feature of the work in the hands of the committees, th.t the directors are reporting the fact that nominees for the legislature in all parties are pledging themselves to vote for appropriations for1 this exposition, in the event they are elected to serve the state in the house or senate. The practical unanimity with which people are taking hold of the proposed exposition indicates that the prospects are very bright. The sale of stock is progressing and the officers receive from all parts of the state letters of encour agement and offers of supiport. Wichita would have appreciated the exposition but since Topeka has secured the location of it. the men in Wichita, have gladly united with those who sup ported the capital city to make the ex position here a success, and are working as diligently as they would if the loca tion had been given to Wichita. This fact is very pleasing to the officers of the association who report the excellent work being done now in Sedgwick count-. IT DOES NOT PAY. Leavenworth had a very unfortunate ending to the Apple Carnival. The dis orderly element was uppermost, and the fighting and rowdyism which began a noon, reached a disgraceful stage by ten o'clock at night. Fights were in numerable, women were insulted, and scenes were enacted that reminded people of Kansas City. The Leavenworth Times says the management should bt ashamed of the parade, and that the carnival was disgraceful. Atchison Globe. This is the natural result of truckling to the Criminal and disorderly element. As soon as that class is given to under stand that the authorities wink at the practices by which they thrive Ihey be come bold and do not attempt to dis guise theii' contempt for the citizen who would attend to his own business and who does not believe in violence. Every city in Kansas will eventually fihd out that it is not necessary to encourage lawlessness in order to make a public festival ok celebration a success. All the talk about visitors expecting and want ing that kind of a condition is rot. Such a procedure is not only a mistake but is an outrage upon the visitors .who are invited to be present and enjoy themselves, appreciate the benefits of doing business in the city, and incidental ly, spending their money. The Kansas City festivities this year were a shining example of this condition. Sharpers were allowed to ply their" avo cations on Main street and the guileless visitor was inveigled into dens w here he was fleeced of all he had. The thugs and gamblers were encouraged by the city authorities and they knew that what ever they did would be overlooked. It will be strange, indeed, if the plan followed will help Leavenworth or Kan sas City. It is only reasonable to sup pose that people who have been imposed upon and robbed will not cherish fond memories of the cities which are respon sible for the outrages. The result can be but disadvantageous to any city which" encourages the lawlessness and winks at the discomfiture of the visitors who are brought there under the erron eous belief that they are to be enter tained. The city which will suppress rowdyism and will drive the outlaws from its lim its will find that honesty pays in ad ministering public affairs at all times. EVERY DAY MAY BE SUNDAY. In some school readers of a decade or two ago the children read a story of a poor swain who received a tantamount refusal when he asked her father for th hand of his love in marriage. The old gentleman replied that she should be his when three Sundays came in a week, and chuckled at his own diplo mancy. Continuing in a fanciful way, the tale brings, two old ship captains to the home of this shrewd parent on a certain Sunday. Both have just re turned from voyages around the world, sailed in opposite directions. These three worthies, being mixed in their reckonings, have a weighty argument. Somewhere in the antipodes the west going sailor lost a day, so he said the next day would be Sunday. But the other sailor averred that the preceding day had been the' Sabbath. And, of course, pater familias maintained that all three of them were even then breath ing: the air of the holy day. Therefore, the young lover, who had his ears glued to the conversation, although he had but one thought uppermost in his mind and one desire in his heart, put in his claim for his bride on the ground that three Sundays had occurred in a week, and carried her off with the paternal bless ing. Now in Jerusalem the people really have three Sundays In a week. The Mohammedans observe Friday, the Hebrews Saturday, and the Christians Sunday. If each sect should send rep resentatives around the "world in oppo site directions, behold the possibilities. On their return they would have a com bination of nine Sundays; but, because they overlap, only a net gain of two would be recorded. Thursday and Mon day would be taken out of the secular list. Hence, if there were only one more sect, the entire week could be filled. If another sect will arise and take Tuesday for its day of worship, by the same globe-trotting method both remaining days, and the grand total would be twelve Sundays in a week of seven days, with Saturday three times Sunday, Sunday twice Sunday, and Monday twice Sunday. The above computations are for the benefit of the Sons of Rest. The grand total would not be too many for some of those who pin their faith on the words of the song-writer w-ho- wrote "Every Day will be Sunday By and By." With all these possibilities the Zionist movement should succeed, if it divides its cohorts and approaches Palestine from opposite directions. With such alluring prospects for days of rest, a large number of recruits could be se cured for a crusade from Topeka. judg ing from the ' congested condition of some street corners these bright days, with its able-bodied individuals blink ing at the "men wanted" signs, and the influx of hobo mendicants that have made their appearance in droves in the last few days, since the first frost struck town. q) .tojDEj X-taAg; :satujx otBjjng makes to the development of the intel ligence of the whole people, every means to the end of correct public judgment Upon the vital questions of popular gov ernment, constitute the asset of modern journalism, and the newspaper that an swers the proper ideal of conservator of public opinion is not only a legitimate part of our system of common educa tion but a real public beneficence. The late Thomas G. Shearman before departing this life, fired a parting shot at the silver men by inserting a clause In his will to the effect that "the word dollars, wherever the same has been used in this will, it is to be construed as meaning dollars in gold coin of the United States of America." I am completely disheartened. Tonight I entered the narlor suddenly and I found my husband lying on one of my lovely new" sofa cushions. How impossible it is for a woman to make a home in the true sense when she is marrid to such an insensate man! -Sometimes I feel that I should be glad to die. Detroit Journal. VACATION" IS OVER. tWritten for the State Journal. When the summer days are over And you've hied yourself "to hum," And are btiy earning money For your next vacation "bum" When the working hours seem longer As the days reverse the rule: And ttie stifling heat of summer Is displaced with autumn's cool. Then you shiver in your shirtwaist And are sorry that you're poor. For you've squandered all your savings And you haven't any more. Then you feel the old reluctance Against working ev'ry day; You would lead a life of leisure It you only hail your way. But you've spent your hard-earned dollars For two weeks of solid fun. So take your old familiar seat And turn the grindstone on. FLORENCE KIMBALL. THE INDIAN SUMMER. Written for the State Journal. When pastures green lie in between The lields of a winter's sowing, When rows of corn in early morn Are stirred by soft winds blowing: When stacks of gold, like mines do hold, The wealth of summer's toiling; When rivers gleam and all the scene The painter's brush is foiling. It's golden fall so bright to all. An Indian summer in Kansas. When soft twilight of coming night. O'er the landscape's gently creeping, The evening star is seen afar. And others so faintly peeping Through tree tops high, against the sky. With the moon are softly flirting; The startled hare, from grassy lair. The base of the hill is skirting, Then quiet reigns and all proclaims The Indian summer of Kansas. PHIL EASTMAN. DANGER IN FOOTBALL VICTORY The palm of victory in Missouri val ley football has been' handed around un til it has come to Topeka. The sons of Ichabod Washburn have sent the K. XT. eleven down in humiliating defeat and should the victorious team not win an other game this season Washburn can point for years to come to the team of 1900 in the strength of that one game. But with the team she has Washburn stands an excellent chance to end the season with an enviable record. Athletics at Washburn have received a stimulus. This year's baseball team closed the sea son with a good string of victories, one against K. U. But there is danger of over-confidence as a result of the K. U. game. The baseball team of last season after defeating several strong clubs was imbued with the idea that it could de feat any nine and allowed one of the weakest teams in the state to score a victory. But Washburn has the future to look after. With the exception of the state universities the teams of the colleges. of Missouri and. Kansas have .suffered af ter a season of marked success. In 1892 the Marmaduke Military academy in Missouri put a football team into the field that easily defeated the college teams of the state and played the Mis souri University Tigers a tie game. That was the end of winning football teams for Marmaduke, a small school. The next season found half a dozen of her star players at M. U. and others at the larger colleges. In 1893 Baker universi ty at Baldwin, Kan., put into the field a team which was certainly one of the strongest that ever played in the west and defeated both the Kansas and Mis souri university teams. But that was ' the end of football at Baker. Missouri came to the front in 1895 with her "In vincibles," which won everything but for the past three years M. U. has not Scored against Kansas. Last year K. U, put the strongest team into the field that ever represented the -university. But the university has suffered as with all the rest and this year has a team that is deplorably weak. The "presi dents' "agreement is given as the cause. Last year K. U. had Yost for coach but could not retain him at Leland Stanford university saw his worth and being a much larger and wealthier institution secured his services at a handsome con sideration. Iowa and Nebraska univer sities have had teams in the game in past years that carried off the honors with little or no, opposition and then the 'varsities had to be content in seasons to come with teams of questionable worth. Will the result be the same with Washburn will her star players and her competent coach be gobbled up next season by other teams, leaving Wash burn weak and with only the memory of past greatness? It Happened in a Drug1 Store. "One day last winter a lady came to my drug store and asked for a brand of cough medicine that I did not have in stock," ways Mr. C. R. Grandin, the popular drug gist of Ontario, N. Y. "She was disap pointed and wanted to know what cough preparation I could recommend. I said to her that I could freelv recommend Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, and that she could take a bottle of the remedy and after giving it a fair trial if she did not find it worth the money to bring back the bottle and I would refund the price paid. In the course of a day or two the lady came back in company with a friend in need of a cough medicine and advised her to buy a bottle of Chamberlain's CouRh Remedy. I consider that a very good recommendation for the remedy." It js for sale by all druggists. AT MOORE'S The New Art Statuary in our north window we are told is very attractive and very reasonable in price. Inspection will convince you. t MOORE BOOK and STATIONERY CO., 603 Kansas Ave. t HfrMMM'"'"' "WITH HOOPS OF STEEL" A Xovel by a Former Kansan Florence Finch Kelly. A Bright and Entertaining Story of Southern New Mexico and Its Picturesque Life. This is the last new novel of adven ture in days when novelists sack the corners of our solar system for heroes and adventures, and seize upon every event from the celebration of Christmas 200,000 B. C. to the building of the tower of Babel, and the screwing together of a Broadway skyscraper. But in this last story the scene is not laid far away in time end place. It is not in times we call prehistoric; nor in the hour of Philip the Crafty of Spain, or of politic Henry of Navarre, or of bluff Harry VIII. of England. Nor is it in some imaginary kingdom in the center of Europe, nor in inner Africa, nor upon the rectangular ditches of the red plan et Mars. Its entourage is not in ancient feudalism, or ancestral glory. or the machinations of imaginary folks whose heads do grow beneath their shoulders. It is far from, all this. The author has chosen simply, and in our own land. Here we have a town in southern New Mexico for the scene, and for the char acters the devil-may-care, powder-burning, hot-headed Spanish and American children of nature found in that home of the mesquite. You will see at once that there are none of the jousts or tournaments, none of the wars of extension and revenge and destruction, the detailing of .which forms a great part of many of our late novels. If there are jousts they are those of the cowboys over some sweet water spring. If there are wars of ex tension they are those for the gobbling up of lands by a cattle company; and if of revenge, well, we all sympathize with the border rioting the small breed ers have waged against the great cattle breeding corporations or trusts. This beok has the same values in ad venture that one finds in mediaeval story. Precisely the same. But in stead of earls and counts we have judges and colonels; instead of the vil lainous Italian or Turk, we have the stealthy Mexican, and instead of faith ful henchmen who fight for the lord's advantage to their own death, we have the picturesque vaqueros. In choosing such a subject for her new novel Mrs. Kelly has taken one almost untouched, and one moreover In which at present she will have few competi tors. Few who have a pen facile like the pen that wrote this book, have knowl edge of this land of the "tomorrow" and experience with its people. The authors of books treating that locality and peo ple have commonly gained their plenary inspiration from a distorted fancy. But with Mrs. Kelly it is different. She has lived in the region and studied her neighbors, and, in addition to this, she has all the time had in mind a different point of view, a different Criticism of life from that of her neighbors, a differ ent standard by which she measured events and peoples. The hero of this story "With Hoops of Steel" is not one man, I should say, but three, and three which must have liv ing originals. Down there in New Mex ico we should doubtless find them. These men's strange mixture of blood will not seem unnatural, or forced, to those who know the southwest and the infiltration of races constantly going on in these regions. The author's descrip tion of this tripleTbodied hero is much better quoted than described. Here it is: "They were all three of nearly the same age, they were all Texan born and bred, and for many years had been the closest of friends. Each one stood six feet and some inches in his stockings, and their great stature, brnad should ri, deep el es s and sinewy figures marked them for no tice, even in the southwest, the land of tat!, well muscled men. "Thomson Tuttle was the tallest and by far the heaviest of the three a great blonde giant, w-ith the round, frank, sin cere face of an overgrown school boy, glowing with the red tan which fair skins take on in the hot, dry air of the south west. From this red expanse a pair of serious blue eyes looked out, while a short tawny mustache covered his lip, and auburn hair curled in close rings over his head. It was never necessary for Thom son Tuttle to do any swearing, for the colors that dwelt in his face kept up a constant profanity. There was a strain of. German blood in him his mother had come from Germany in her childhood which showed in his impassive counten ance and in the open serious directness of his mental habit. "EUborn was the handsome one of the three friends. He was straight, slen der, long of limb, clean of muscle, and remarkably Quick and graceful in his movements. His regular features were clear-cut, and his dancing eyes were bright and black and keen. His sweep ing black mustache curled up at the ends in a wide curve that shaded a dimple in each cheek. He was as proud of the fact that both of his maternal grand parents had been born In Ireland as he was that he himself was 8 native of Texas. The vigorous Celtic strain, that in the clash of nationalities can always hold its own against any blood with which it mingles, had dowered him well with Celtic characteristics. A trace of the brogue still lingered in his speech, along with the slurred r's and the soft drawl of his southern tongue, while his spontaneous rebellion under restraint nnd his briliiant disregard of his behavi jr were as truly Celtic as was the honey sweet persuasiveness with which he could convince his friends that whatever he had done had been exactly right and the only thing possible. He was all Irish that wasn't Texan, and all Texan that -wasn't Irish, and everybody he knew he either loved or hated, and was ready according to his feelings either to do anything for, or to 'do up' on a moment's notice, "Emerson Mead's stronger and more sober intelligence harked back to New England, whence his mother had come in her bridal days, and although the Puri tan characteristics shdwed less plainly in his nature than she wished, having been much warmed ar.d mellowed by their transplantation to southern soil, no Puri tan of them all could have outdone th s tall Texan in dogged adherence to what he believed to be his i-ights. His mother had kept faith with the land of her na tivity, and as part of her worship from afar at the shrine of its great sage hid given his name to her only son. By vir tue of his stronger character and beter poised Intel igenee, Emerson Mead l ad al ways been the leader of the three friends." It would be impossible to tell here of the difficulties and hair-breadth escapes; these three fine fellows live together with entire honor, fealty and affection. Some of their adventures are full of risk, and others again full of humor. I think that among the humorous parts the cut ting off of the queue of a Chinaman is the funniest, or rather not the act it self, but some of the results of that ef frontery and daring. A brt of the fun appears in the scene of the trial for damages. "Ellhorn returned to Las Plumas for his own trial, the result of which was that he was fond guilty of assault and battery upon the Chinese and fined five hundred dollars". The moment sentence was pronounced upon him he strode ti the judge's desk and laid down his check for the amount of his fine. Then he straightened up, thrust his hands in his pockets and exclaimed: " 'Now, I want that pig tail!' . " 'You are fined five doil-irs fr con tempt of court,' said the judge, frowning "With Hoops of Steel." bv Flereice F'nch Kelly, illustrated by Dan Smith, pub ished by the Bowen-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, Price, $1.5. at the tall Texan, who looked very much in earnest. , " "All right. Judge! Here you are!' sail Nick cheerfullv. as he put a gold piece down beside the check. "Now. I want that Chinv pig tall! It's mine! I've paid bg for It! It's cost me five hundred and five dollars, and no end of trouble, and it be longs to me.' " 'You are fined ten dollars for contempt of court.' the judge said, severely, biting his lips behind his whiskers. " "Here you are, judge'.' and Nick spun a ten dollar gold piece on the desk. "I want that scalp as a memento of this affair, and to remind me not to mix my drinks again. I've paid for it. a whole heap mor n it's worth, and I demand my fropertv." 'That scalp's mine, and mean" to have What I've paid for. if I have to sue vour blamed old court till the dav of judgment!' And he went at once and filed a suit against the district for the recovery of the queue." This queue appears as a sort of mascot at opportune moments throughout the rest of the tale. It serves Emerson as a life-preserver and finally on the last page helps the small brother of the he roine to play horse on the morning of that wedding without which a story is no story. The idiom of this book "With Hoops of Steel" is notable. The author is es pecially happy in reproducing the ver nacular of the country she writes of. The speech of the characters rings with the mother-wit and honest individuality, which, as a rule, enliven western ex pression. They have the picturesque de scriptive to a degree, and the pointed terse speech of the plains and canyons. Such talk is commonly at war with set trite expression and makes its inde per ience known by all sorts of riotous acts against the conventional usage of nouns, verbs and adjectives. But it is strong, and full of honest blood, inven tive resource and humor. In this it be speaks the character of the people who use it. Besides this flavor of local speech there is reproduction too of another characteristic of the southwest that in evitably strikes as odd an outsider who chances to be there. There are social lines in the community of course. Wher ever women are, social lines are, and there were women in Las Plumas, But the odd part of it is that the social lines are drawn after the political division of the town. Indeed social conventions await political party lines. The follow ing is one of the instances where the author touches the fact: "On Saturday of the first week in Oc tober Judge Harlin received a private dis patch from Santa Fe, saying that the su preme court had decided the shrievalty contest in favor of Joe Davis, the Demo cratic candidate. At once ' the threat ened storm -began to break. By noon Main street was again divided into two opposing camps. Every rifie, revolver and shotgun in the town that was not carried on some man's person, was put within easy reach of ready hands. Shops and offices, stores and gardens were des-rted. and men hurried to the center of the town, where they drifted along the side walk or stood in doorways . in excited groups, each side anxiously and angrily on the alert for some open act of hostil ity from the other. The Republicans sai 1 they had not received official notice of the decision of the court, and that they would not surrender the office until it should reach them. The Democrats de manded that it should be given up at once and accused the other side of secreting the court order with the intention cf hold ing the office through Emerson Mead's trial. Mead's case was the first on the docket. "Men who were next door neighbors, or friends of long standing, passed each other with scowls or averted faces, if they were members of the opposing parties. Mrs. John Daniels was planning to give a swell breakfast to a dozen chosen friends early the next week, the first ap pearance of that form of entertainment in Las Plumas society, and she was de lightedly pluming herself over the tnl the function would be sure to create and the envious admiration her fren would feel because she had introduced something new. She had talked the mat ter over with her dearest friend, Mrs. Judge Harlin, whom she had sworn to secrecy, and she was on her way to the postoffice to mail her invitations when she saw the threatened storm was break ing. Her glance, swept up Main street on one side and down on the other, and she turned about and hurried home to sub stitute in her list of guests for those whose sympathies were Democratic, oth ers whose masculine affiliations were Re publican." The drinking habit of the people one wishes were different. But again any one with knowledge of the life of that region will see that the author is dis tinctly within facts in allowing her characters unblushing mixtures, and unhesitating use of them. As I said above, the plot of this story of adventure is quite impossible to re late. It is filled with startling turns and most unexpected contingencies and per ils. There is in the midst of it, and serving as a directive force, a love story, or rather love stories, for there are two or more which run through the book and give it sentiment of the sweet er sort. The author shows a peculiar felicity in the construction and evolution of the intricate plot. It is one of those rare stories that you can not foresee the course of, and the end ahead as you read. I remember seeing some years ago a newspaper squib to the effect that most people you heard about wrote "of Kan sas, "or "formerly of . Kansas" after their names. Perhaps I should add that this remark was in aKansas newspaper. For this second novel by a former Kansan which has come to my hand within the last six months is this fair Ciaim. The first you recall by Professor Wickersham's "Enoch Willoughby," which has now passed through several editions. Mrs. Kelly used to IiVe in Kansas. She was formerly a student at the state uni versity. After her graduation she en tered newspaper work in Boston, and since that time she has written much for publications of both the eastern and western coast cities. She is now living in Philadelphia where her husband is editorial writer for the "North-American." Mrs. Kelly is herself also an edi torial contributor to the same paper. This book "With Hoops of Steel" may prove especially attractive to Kansans both because it is by one who used to live' in their midst and for whom they have the kindest of Kansas feeling that is to say the kindest feeling possi ble in the world and also because the book is in itself such a stirring and en tertaining tale of adventure. Then there is still another reason why It should in terest Kansans it details a phase of life not so remote from them that a Santa Fe or a Pacific train may not carry them within a few hours to the same weird scenery, the same hearty people to the same life made up in part of the nine teer.th century and its amenities, and in part of the days of our early free booters and land grabbers whose law- of right lay in their own trusted pistol and carbine and musket. A word should be added about the il lustrations, which are six in number, and by Mr. Dan Smith. The first thing you think of when you see them is that they are colored, and beautifully colored. Instantly, too, you see they are we'l drawn and well thought out. The artist knows his country. The landscape, the people, the cattle and horses are New Mexican. The feeling of the country i3 in these colored plates notably in the ride of the three horsemen, and in the midnight stampede of the cattle through the torrents of rain. KATE STEPHENS. New York, September 29, 1900. "He called you a political boss." "Yes" answered Mr. Rawkus. "I heard him." ' "Weren't you indignant?" "Not a bit. That fellow has been try ing for seme time to make trouble, and the sooner he realizes exactly who the political bosses are the better it will be for him." Washington Star. JHHHHHHtHr ......... I Twentieth i I Century Classics $ """'' VERY KANSAN interested in Kansas Litcra- J t j 1 ture, Kansas History, or Kansas Nature Study, J J I should subscribe for the Twentieth Century X Classics. Issued monthly, $ J. 00 per year, prepaid. The following numbers can be furnished now I J. 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