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Daily edition, delivered ov carrier, M.
ents a ween to fin part of Topeka or
suburbs, or at the sime prlca In any Kan
sas town where the paper Baa a carrier
By mail, ens year on
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Weekly ed.tion. one year ...
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Perhaps Mr. Sells -will charge the cost
of his divorce suit to the advertising ac
count of the show.
Santa Claus behaved this year In a
n ay to set aside all doubts as to his ex
istence for a loni? time to come.
The United States treasury will have
a chance to recuperate to some extent
w hile congress is taking its holiday re
cess. Bank robbers, railroad bandits and
kidnapers appear to be taking a holiday
along with the remainder of the world's
It seems strange that the British con
tlnue to hunt the Boers when every
time they find them the queen's soldiers
pay dearly for their success.
The main point of similarity between
the ligeslature of Porto Rico and those
of many states of the Union, appears to
be that in both nothing is accomplished.
Mr. Bryan is a wise financier. Be
fore starting a newspaper he secured a
farm on which probably he hopes to
make enough money to keep the news
paper going.
Since vaccination is being brought in
to use to prevent so many afflictions,
perhaps it might be tried effectually by
the government on West Point cadets
as a means of warding oft hazing.
Something like 200,000 Englishmen fail
ed to get the plum pudding to which
they are accustomed at Christmas time
by reason of the fact that they were
rlaying hide and seek with, the Boers in
South Africa.
Mr. Cleveland has divulged another
secret which would have been more wel
come to Democrats before election. He
now declares that he did not vote for
McKinley. What his party wanted was
that he should say two months ago that
he would not vote for the Republican
Chicago Chronicle: There Is some
reason to doubt whether the enda of
Justice will be furthered by Mr. Cud
ahy's offer of $25,000 reward for the ar
rest of the men who kidnaped his son.
Already there are indications that per
fectly innocent men may be railroaded
to the penitentiary or lynched in order
that unscrupulous detectives may claim
the reward. The thing has been done
before and the temptation offered by the
heavy reward is a strong one.
One of the Philadelphia sugar refiners,
who formerly sold out to the sugar
trust, is to build a big independent
plant. A new sheet steel competitor is
announced almost daily. The United
States Rubber company declares that it
Is tired of "holding up the umbrella"
for rival concerns, and has found them
so numerous that it will declare war.
A $3,000,000 rival to the glucose combina
tion is announced, and so on. This leads
the Pittsburg Dispatch to ask: "If the
purpose of the trusts is to make prices
cheaper by superior economy and or
ganization why should that invite new
capital Into the business? " How can the
United States Rubber company be hold
ing the umbrella, much more getting
tired of doing so, if its trust organiza
tion makes Its cost of production and
handling cheaper than in the case of
any of these misguided persons who in
sist on going into the business?"
From the Philadelphia Record.
A great many years ago (in 1872) a
question of steamship subsidy had a
very interesting connection with the
men who then guided the councils of
the Republican party. That matter has
an intimate relation to the present con
troversy, and for this reason it deserves
to be well considered, especially by those
who have been persuaded that the Re
publican party is committed to the pol
icy of ship bounties. The Pacific Mail
company was then making strong ef
forts to secure a renewal of its subsidy;
and with these efforts there mingled
some scandalous revelations of corrup
tion. As a result of the scandal the sub
sidy bill was defeated in the house with
out much consideration of lta character
and intent.
But In the senate the whole question
of subsidy then underwent a thorough
discussion. No less distinguished a Re
publican than Senator Morrill, of Ver
mont, the "Father of the Tariff of 1S61,"
declared that he was opposed to grant
ing a dollar of subsidy to the Pacific
Mail company. He said that the true
policy was to give shipbuilders a rebate
of duties on materials of construction;
and under his counsels shipbuilding ma
terial have been admitted free for
many years. But now, in the revolution
of commerce, the most Important ma
terials of shipbuilding are exported.and
a rebate of duties Is of no further con
sequence. Senator Sherman, the pre
decessor of Senator Hanna, also opposed
eteamship subsidy as a chimera and a
delusion. He argued that in free ships
was the only practicable way of restor
ing the American merchant marine. If
Ehip3 could be built in England thirty
per cent cheaper than they could be
built In this country, he asked, why not
admit free ships? He predicted that if
such a course should be pursued half
the steamship lines between the United
States and England would be American
within sixty days. However this may
have been in 1872, there is no doubt that
if the navigation laws should now be
repealed the American flag would rise
as by magic over a great merchant
marine on the high seas.
But Senators Morrill and Sherman
were not the only distinguished Repub-
lican statesmen who opposed the re
newal of the Pacific Mall contract In
particular, and the whole steamship
subsidy in general. Senator Morton, of
Indiana, the most sagacious of party
leaders, expressed his opposition to sub
sidy In strong terms. Senator Harlan,
of Iowa, declared that the granting of
subsidies of bounties to stimulate in
vestments of capital In any branch of
business would not be desirable legisla
tion. Last, but not least. Senator
Zachary Chandler, of Michigan (for
long time chairman of the Republican
national committee,) declared that he
hoped to see the day when the country's
merchant marine would be again in the
lead; but he did not believe It could be
attained by subsidy even at the expen
diture of $10,000,000 a year. This seemed
to the senator from Michigan a pre
posterous sum for steamship subsidy
and yet the Frye-Hanna scheme comes
within a million of it. ,
From the Atchison Globe.
A "Quit Roasting Tour Friends" soci
ety has been organized in Atcmson.
The air isn't let entirely out of the
Christmas balloon until the New Year's
bill3 begin to come in.
Most of you, in exchanging Christmas
presents, will reel teat you are entitled
to boot.
There never was a woman's resolution
to work hard that could resist etoppine
to eat peanuts or look at a love story
A woman should insist upon a church
marriage, for she then has the satisrac
tion of knowing that once in her life she
got her husband to go to church.
This is the season when a woman with
a superior, contented air, suddenly
screams and fails in a fit: she has just
remembered soma one she forgot to buy
a present for.
"The Boston people," says a corres
pondent, "are the most conceited peopl'
in the world about their native place.'
We wonder if the correspondent ever
knew any Pennsylvanians
It is related that a man awoke one
morning with a terrible bust head, af
ter a night of carousal. Having a cur
iosity to see how tough he looked, he
reached out for a hand mirror, but se
curtd Instead a hair brush. Thinking
he had the hand mirror in his hand he
gazed at the bristle side, and eaid:"Gosli;
but I need a shave!"
Milan Herald: The remains of the late
John Good was the most beautiful adult
corpse It has been our lot to see. Just
in the prime of life, a full high fore
head, face smooth shaven, upper Up
shaded with a neat mustache, a fine
broadcloth suit, a white collar and black
necktie, adjusted neatly to a shirt bos
om. It was as one in a sweet slumber
on a bed of down.
The editor of the Globe yesterday
dined on the Duke of Burgundy, son of
Harold the Mighty, a Belgian hare sent
by William Gurwell, postmaster of Fan
ning. A good many Belgian hares have
been sold in this section at high prices,
but so far as we know, this is the first
one eaten. Belgian hare meat is very
much like plain rabbit, and no one eats
rabbit except the boys who kill them.
The Duke of Burgundy was young and
fat, but not very much superior to ordi
nary cotton tail, except that he was not
shot up.
From the Chicago News.
Some actors acnear at their ba&t in a
dying scene.
But for prejudice more opinions would
become universal.
Unless people swallow flattery It Is apt
to make them sick.
Little sins are the eggs from which
great sorrows are hatched.
Some female fools and their fathers'
money acquire foreign titles.
A miser is never contented until he ia
put to bed with a shovel.
A Cincinnati policeman recently ar
rested a legless man because he had no
visible means of support.
With the single exception of being un
able to decline marriage many a girls
grammar is absolutely faultless.
It has been said that speech was given
man to enable him to conceal his
thoughts, but it was a needless precau
tion to many cases.
TFrom the Philadelphia Record.
Glue should be sold by the stick.
It's only natural for a bright man to
One way to get rid of creditors Is to
pay them.
The man who owns an oil well has the
fat of the land.
Trimming the Christmas
many a man's pocketbook.
tree trims
It's funny if the flight of time can't be
arrested that anybody can stop a min
ute. "The man who thinks he can do it all,"
says the Manayunk Philosopher, "gen
erally never tries to do any of it."
"Were you thinking of suicide when I
saw you on the slot machine today?"
queried the Simple Mug. "Suicide?" re
peated the Wise Guy. "Yes, doing a
weigh with yourself."
The new boarder had been three weeks
in the house. "It is usual," said the
landlady, with great delicacv, "for mv
lodgers to pay as -they go." "Oh, that's
all right," he replied affably, "I'm not
going for a long time."
"It would be better If you'd hold still
sir," suggested the barber. "Ain't you
afraid of me cutting your throat?""No,"
answered the victim, with another lurch,
"not as long as you use that razor."
A certain love-stricken young Mr.
Caught a girl 'neath the holly and kr.
And then he got mad
It was really too bad
When he found it was only his sr.
On the Grand. Canon of Arizona.
The Ladles' Music club has secured
Mr. N. M. Brigham, the celebrated lec
turer, for the evening of January 4, when
he will deliver his illustrated lecture on
the "Grand Canon." It will be given at
toe First Christian church.
"Few people appreciate the way bus!
ness was done in the western counties
during the boom days," said a gentle
man at the Copeland. "I lived in Stev
ens county and in Scott county while
he wild rush to get land was on, and I
lived there some time afterward when
every, man was trying to make a living
by going into politics because the land
would not raise enough to support them
and the money brought in by the settlers
had all been spent. The thing that
caught the western Kansan more than
anything else was the fact that he could
vote bonds and sell them. It seemed
such an easy way of making money that
no western county overlooked the op
portunity, and mighty few eastern coun
ties avoided the evil. But everybody in
the west understands about the bonds.
What I intended telling you was an In
stance in the bond issuing business
which I have never heard equaled, al
though about all the fool bond issues
have been written about until tney are
tiresome. The issue that I speak of was
made for the purpose of starting a sugar
factory, the sugar to be made of sugar
beets. After the bonds were issued it
was impossible to sell them, for the
eastern buyers were getting scared
about the western bonds, so the county
officials decided to trade the bonds for
windmills, which were to be put up all
over the county to pump water to be
used in irrigating. It was the flightiest
schema ever proposed, but anything
seemed feasible to a western Kansas
man in those days, and the deal went
through. The windmill men backed out
of their bargain, and that was the only
reason the county is not dotted witn
windmills. The bonds are not worth the
paper they are printed upon, for they
were repudiated or annulled or some
thing of that kind. I have in my pos
session the original contract oetween
the windmill company and the county
commissioners agreeing to trade the
bonds for windmills, but I have not seen
one of the bonds for some time. A man
who was anxious to see one of the bonds
called with myself upon one of the men
who had been a county commissioner,
and asked him to show us one of the
bonds. He looked at us in an injured
way, and then holding up his coat that
we might see tne patches on nis trous
ers, said: 'Do I look like a bondholder?"
That was all we got out of him in re
gard to the bonds. I suppose some one
knows w-here the bonds are, but they
would be mighty hard to find, for bust
ness was done in a very slack way in
the western counties in those days, and
it would be difficult to find them."
I got my head bumped In a very
beautiful manner when I was reporting
on a paper In southern Kansas, said
a newspaper man. it was a scoop tnat
cost nie a great many cigars, and It is
still thrown up to me when I go to tne
town. I had a very good friend who was
principal of one of the schools and was
also quite prominent in society circles.
as society circles go in small towns. He
was engaged to a young lady, but that
was known only to the intimate friends
and the people the intimate friends told.
The marriage was expected and looked
forward to by all the town gossips, and
goodness knows the town was blessed
with its share of them. There was an
other little daily published in the town.
It was a morning sheet, while the paper
I worked on was supposed to come out
in the afternoon. If I missed a personal
and the morning paper got it, every one
n the town knew I had been scooped,
and I was told about It at least a dozen
times during the day. The teacher had
confided in me that he was to be mar
ried and had asked me to engage the
wedding ring for him, as he did not
want the jeweler to give the thing away
as he would be sure to do if he pur
chased the ring personally. I bit at the
bait like a fish and told him that I
would get the ring when he wanted it.
He was to tell me the afternoon be
fore the evening of the wedding. I
thought it was a snap, as he could not
possibly get married without first tell-
ng me, and I would have it In the
paper in the afternoon. One afternoon
about twenty minutes before press time
was called up at the telephone, and
a woman's voice asked me if we had in
the paper that the 'professor' would be
married that evening. I answered that
we did not have it because the marriage
would not take place that night. The
female at the other end of the line as
sured me that she knew they would be
married, and that if I did not have it
in I -would be laughed at in the morn
ing for losing the item. I thought I had
a cinch on the business, and gave her
the laugh. Well, that night the teacher
did get married, and I had lost a great
piece of news for that town. He had
simply put up a job on me, the wed
ding ring business being a bluff. He
was not afraid of the jeweler but he
was afraid of me, and he took about
the only possible way to keep me from
publishing the fact that the marriage
would take place when it did. His ob
ject was to avoid the crowd that would
Burely congregate to throw rice and old
shoes. They got off on the train that
night without more than a dozen people
knowing about it. If I had got the item
in there would have been at least a
hundred, and I would have headed the
crowd. The next day it cost me at least
two boxes of cigars, which is a terrible
strain on a ten dollar salary."
This Is the city where the chief of
police came from who was robbed when
It Hangs On
We are talking about your
cough. One cold no sooner
passes off before another comes.
But it's the same old cough all
the time. And it's the same
old story, too. There is first
the cold, then the cough, then
pneumonia or consumption,
with the lone sickness and life
trembling in the balance.
loosens the grasp of your cough.
The congestion of the throat
and lungs is removed ; all in
flammation is subdued ; the
parts are put perfectly at rest,
and the cough drops away.
Three sizes: 2 sc., wc- fi.oo. All drug- ,
gists. J. C Ays. st Co, Lowell, Mass. j
he came to our town," said a traveling
man from Kansas City at the National.
"Didn't you ever hear the story? Well,
I have heard the old policemen in my
town tell about It several times. It was
during some kind of a blowout. I don
remember now just what the occasion
was, but people from all the adjoining
towns were pouring in to see the fun-
ana tne crow-a and among tnem was tne
chief of police from Topeka, He did
not intend to stay long, and did not take
me irouDie to cnange his doming De
fore going down. He was dressed in
his uniform and had his badge pinned
on his breast. He had got off the train
and was walking up Union avenue when
ne saw two men fighting m an aney.
The policeman's instinct was too strong
for him, so he rushed ur to them ana
succeeded In parting them before they
nao none eacn other mucn aamage. it
took quite a struggle to quiet the men,
and then he told them that he was
really not a member of the Kansas City
force and had no right to arrest them,
and that If they would promise to be
good he would not call a policeman. He
looked very severe, and gave them a
sharp talk. They promised that they
would go quietly about their business
if he would say nothing about their
little disagreement, so he let them go
and they were auickly out of sight
The chief was feeling good over his first
adventure of the day. and he was think
ing that it would not be a bad incident
to relate when he got home, and maybe
he might tell the chief of the Kansas
City, police about it, just to show him
that he was not afraid of the Kansas
City toughs. It occurred to him that it
was- about time to go up town, so he
felt for his watch and found It missing.
It was a valuable gold watch and high
ly prized as It was a present, but it was
gone, and it flashed in the chief's mind
that the fighters had touched him. He
told of the affair to the Kansas City
police, but it was not in the spirit that
he had Intended telling of the adventure.
The watch was never found, and the
Kansas City police still tell about it."
Arrangements Por Twentieth Century
Ball Nearly Completed.
The arrangements are all completed for
the Twentieth Century Inaugural fete
next Monday night. No expense haa been
spared In working out every detail of the
great social and historical event of the
season. The entertainment from 8 o'clock
until 9:30; the refreshments, the decora
tions, the music, the midnight ceremony,
the dancing and all the little details for
the evening have been worked out and
the close or the. nineteenth century will
witness the grandest event ever under
taken in the west. . . ,
Tickets are now on sale to those hold
ing invitations at Stans-field's, Woolver
ton's. Moore's. Kellam's and Arnold's.
Parties who have been overlooked in the
matter of invitations should not hesitate
to call for them. They ought to realize
that the invitation committee has had
vast amount of work to do and has una
voidably missed some names. The bal
cony tickets can be secured in advance
at the above places at 25 cents. Single
tickets entitling the holder to all the
privileges or the nrst noor are on sale at
$1 each. The names of all those who at
tend will be handsomely engrossed in al
phabetical order and placed in the State
Historical society for the inspection of
tuture generations. A. canopy from the
sidewalk to the front entrance will be
placed for the -accommodation of ruests.
i ne entertainment portion or tne pro
gramme will commence promptly at 8
o ciock ana me nrst notes or cna n-ann
marca win ne sounaea at :3U.
State Auditor Cole Has a Plan to
Help Immigration.
State Auditor Cole'will ask the legisla
ture to enact a law providing for reports
from county clerks to the auditor showing
the amount of land still owned by the
The necesstiv of such a law was dis
covered todav. K. M. J. Heina, New
York city, wrote to Governor Stanley ask
ing ror information as to tne location and
price of land now obtainable in the state.
The purpose is to establish a colony of
Finlanders in the state, direct from the
grand duchy on the north of Russia.
In the years past the Finlanders enjoyed
a separate government, but Russia ex
tended her domains and absorbed the
country. There was much trouble there
at ter, ending in an edict tnat the Fin
landers might enjoy their own religion.
Now it seems that a new edict has ffone
out which deprives the Finlanders of the
opportunity to continue as Protestants,
which is responsible for what Dr. Heina
says '"will be a general exodus from that
country to this."
me county clerks have the information
which the governor desired the auditor
to furnish. In the absence of renorts
from them the state departments cannot
furnish such information as Is asked for
In this case.
John C. Stanton Resigns as State
Manager For Equitable.
John C. Stanton. 1r.. state manager for
the Equitable Life Insurance association,
has resigned. Two managers have been
appointed to succeed him in charge of
the Kansas branch. They are Daniel F.
Cobb and Thos. H. McDeamoa of St.
The change becomes effective January
Messrs. Cobb and McDeamon are ex
pected to arrive and take charge of the
office in the Stormont building in a few
davs. Mr. Stanton left the citv lust be
fore Christmas, going to New Tork city.
Topeka Man Becomes Manager of
Omaha Linseed Oil Plant.
L. L. Robv has gone to Omaha to be
come manager for the linseed oil works
at that place.
Mr. itoDy has ror many years Deen in
charge of the Topeka works and even
after the trust absorbed the Topeka plant
ne was retained, duc spent part or tne
time traveling. His new position enlarges
his field.
Via "Rock Island Route."
One fare for the round trip to points
within 200 miles, west of Missouri river.
Tickets sold Dec. 22. 23, 24, 25, and 31.
1900, and Jan. 1, 1901. Return limit, Jan.
2, 1901.
Pneumonia Prevented.
Among the tens of thousands who have
used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for
colds and la grippe during the past few
years, to our knowledge, not a single case
has resulted in pneumonia. Thos. Whit
field & Go., 240 Wabash avenue. Chicago,
one of the most prominent retail druggists
in that citv, in speaking of this, says;
"We recommencr Chamberlain's Cough
Remedv for la grippe in many cases, as it
not only gives prompt and complete re
covery, but also counteracts any tendency
of la grippe to result in pneumonia." For
sale by ail druggists.
Via "Rock. Island Route. "
One fare for the round trip to points
within 200 miles, west of Missouri river.
Tickets sold Dec. 22, 23, 24, 25, and 31,
1900. and Jan. 1, 1901. Return limit, Jan.
2, 1901.
Sciatic Rheumatism Cured.
I,. Wagner, wholesale druggist, Rich
mond, Va.. savs: "I had a fearful attack
.f Sciatic Rheumatism, was laid up al
most two months; was fortunate enough
to get Mvstic Cure for Rheumatism. This
cured me after doctor's prescriptions had
failed to have anv effect. I have also
heard of fine results from others who have
used it." Sold by Swift & Holllday, 523
Kansas avenue, druggists, Topeka.
Topeka Conple Decided to Get
Married bat Did Not.
That the course of true love never did
run smooth a pair of Topeka youngsters
are willing to believe. They went away
Christmas to be married, the Journey
being made to the home of the young
man's parents at Ottawa.
John Anthony, a clerk In the Santa
Fe offices, is the young man In the case.
Santa Walker is the bride that was to
have been.
When young Anthony and little Miss
Walker, full of hopes and plans for their
future happiness, arrived at the home
of the expectant groom's father, George
Anthony, the expected paternal blessing
was denied. The young people were
talked to and argued with. They were
prevailed upon to abandon their pro
posed marriage and return to Topeka.
At last they consented, being talked out
out ox tne notion, it la said, ana re
turned to this city.
Mr. Anthony, father of one of the
principals, is In Topeka today to get
to the bottom of the affair. His con
cern now is to learn whether the young
people may not have stolen a march and
are already married. Miss Walker be
longs to a well known and highly re
spected family.
Sr. Angell Discusses the Failure to
Get a Treaty.
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 27. Immediately
after Peter White, of Marquette, Mich
had called the first meeting of the six
teenth annual session of the American
Historical association to order today in
the absence of President Eggleston, dis
cussion of "The Crusades and tjie east,"
was taken up. Prof. George L. Burr
of Cornell university was the first
speaker with a paper on "The year one
thousand and antecedents of tne cru
sade." He was followed by Prof. Oliver J.
Thatcher of the University of Chicago,
on "Critical work on the sources of the
first crusade."
President James B. Angell of the Uni
versity of Michigan, ex-minister to Tur
key, read a paper on "The Capitulation
in Turkey.
Dr. Angell reviewed the history of the
capitulations of Turkey to foreign pow
ers, from 1453 to the present time, dur
ing which, he said, France had an ex
ceptional advantage there. Referring to
the trouble between the United States
and Turkey in getting a proper treaty
signed. Dr. Angell said the Turks claim
ed that while four treaties had been
submitted, an authentic translation of
none of them had been submitted. Dr.
Angell said he believed there was much
truth in the claims of the Turks.
It la Begun in a Sensational Manner
in England.
London. Dec. 27. The war office has
begun the promised reform of the army
in a sensational manner. It has de
manded the resignation of Major Gen
eral Sir Henry Colville, commanding an
infantry brigade at Gibraltar, and re
cently commanding the Ninth division
of the South Africa field force. General
Colville refuses to resign and is now on
his way to England. The news is all
the more startling as. the question of
General Colville's responsibility for the
yeomanry disaster at Lindlay last May
was fully investigated by the authori
ties when General Coville returned from
South Africa last summer. After the in
quiry General Colville was reinstated in
his command at Gibraltar in Septem
ber last.
The attitude of the war office indicates
that a new regime in Pall Mall will re
verse the decisions of Lord Lansdowne
and Lord Wolseley in regard to some
of the recent commanders in South Af
rica. General Colville, like General
Methuen, has always been a great so
cial personage in London, and a promi
nent club man. He has had a most dis
tinguished military career, has been re
peatedly mentioned in dispatches, and
is familiarily known a3 "Gdgers." He
also a well known author, and on the
occasion of his marriage created a stir
by going on his honeymoon in a balloon.
Disclaims Responsibility.
The Hague, Dec 27. On the reassem
bling of the senate today.Senator Regens
disclaimed, on behalf of the house, all
responsibility for the letter of the pres
ident of the senate to Mr. Kruger, De
cember 7. In so doing the senator point
ed out that the senate merely authorized
the president to express sympathy with
Sir. Kruger. In the letter alluded to
above the president of the senate of The
Netherlands, expressed approval of "the
noble purpose of Mr. Kruger in at
tempting to put a stop to the unjust
war forced on him in such a barbarous
manner," and expressing the hope "that
it will result in the independence of the
republics being assured forever."
American Physical Society Meets.
New York. Dec. 27. The second Quarter
ly meeting of the American Physical so
ciety began in this city today. President
Henrv A. Rowland presided. This so
ciety embraces nearly all of the professors
of physics in the leading universities of
the country and other scientific men.
British Move Against Boxers,
Tien Tsin, Dec. 27. A force of 1,100 Brit
ish troops, with two guns and a Maxim,
haa gone to Tang Tsun to attack the box
ers in tnat vicinity ana protect tne rail
way. The Germans and Japanese are
clearing the river of pirates from Taku
to Tien Tsin.
County Clerks Coming.
The County Clerks' association of Kati-
as will meet in Topeka Ja.nuary 16 and 17.
This will be .the eighteenth annual meet
ing of the association. The object of the
meeting is to secure legislation along lines
artectmg county cierxs. tounty ierK
Wright, who is president of the associa
tion, is sending out the notices of the
meeting today.
Fred and Will Cooper, the colored boy 4
convicted of burglary, were sent to th-j
Reformatory in Hutchinson this morn
C. H.Thompson and Belle Godard were
married by Judge Dolman this morninsr
W. E. Wiltse, probate judge of Os
borne county, is in the city. The probate
Judges of the state will meet tomorrow
in Judge Dolman' office to organize a
state association.
The Kansas Hotel Keepers associa
tion will meet in Kansas City January
2. They will reorganize the association
and will take in all the hotel keepers in
Missouri who desire to join. The hotel
men of Kansas City will entertain the
association and a good time is expected
by the members.
"Harry, yesterday was our wedding
anniversary, and you never said a word
about it."
"Well, my dear, I felt It In my bones
that it waa some sort of a big day, but
I couldn't remember what it was." In
dianapolis Journal.
Gov. Dole Will Recommend That
They Be Paid.
Washington, Dec. 27. It is expected
that Governor Dole of Hawaii will make
a recommendation to the Hawaiian leg
islature which meets in February for the
settlement of the claims of Chinese and
Japanese, growing out of the destruc
tion of their property at Honolulu at the
tim" of the bubonic plague outbreak. It
appears that the Chinese claims are less
than was at first estimated and that the
tota' of Japanese and Chinese claims is
approximately $1,800,000.
The Chinese government has not been
in a condition of late to exert pressure
In behalf of the claims of its citizens,
but the Japanese authorities have been
actively looking out for the losses sus
tained by their countrymen and now
seems to be in a fair way of securing
partial or entire remuneration. Governor
Dole suggested a short time ugo that the
matter be referred to the Hawaiian leg
islature and this was approved by the
officials here as the best means of ad
justment. It is probable however, that
Governor Dole's recommendation will be
considerably below the face value or the
claims. There appears to be little doubt
that the legislature will authorize a settlement.
Chairman Hull Thinks Army
Will Go Through.
Washington, Dec. 27. Representative
Hull, chairman of the house committee on
military affairs, apparently does not
share the fear expressed in some quarters
that the army reorganization bill will fail
at this session of congress and that a
makeshift temporarily continuing the
present provisional army will have to be
resorted to. He was at the White house
today in conference with the president
and Senator Allen regarding some Iowa
appointments ana slated nis pertect con
fidence in the speedy enactment of the
army bill.
"I have canvassed the situation in the
senate," said he. "and I believe that the
differences between the parties on the
measure win De adjusted within a week
alter tne bin goes to conference."
A. G. Hales, in the London News.1
Kt our dead lay, and grinned at those
otner aeaa, and the fierce sun dried flesh
and blood on Briton and on Boer, for
notn remained unburied for a while:
ana so it came to pass that a Boer com
mando retook the lines where those who
died for us were lying, and as they
marched among our dead they saw a
sergeant lying at full length, shot
through the brain, yet even in death the
man looked like some fighting machine
suddenly gone out of order. His rifle-
was pressed against his shoulder, his
left hand grasped the barrel on the un
der side, the forefingers of the right
hand pressed the trigger lightly, the
oarrei rested out upon a rock, and his
death dulled eye still glared along the
sights, for dissolution had come to him
Just as he bent his head to fire at those
who shot him, and now his hands had
stiffened in the unbendable stiffness of
eternal sleep. A Boer soldier saw the
sergeant as he lay, and with rude hands
grasped the rifle by the barrel and tried
to jerk it from the dead man's grip, but
as he pulled he brought the rifle In line
with his own breast and the unyielding
finger on the trigger did the rest, the
rifle spoke from the dead man's hand.
and the bullet passing through the
Boer's heart laid him beside the Briton.
Sounds like a Journalistic lie, does it
not? Read it in a novel, and you would
laugh, would you not? But it is the
eternal truth, all the same, for the com
rade of the Boer who died that day,
killed by a dead man, told me the tale
himself, and he was one of those who
planted the dead Dutchman on the slope
of Spion Kop.
An Albatross's Lease of Life.
From the London Globe.
A writer in "Nature" says Sir William
Corry told him some time ago that on
one of his steamships coming from New
Zealand an albatross, supposed to have
been choked dead, kept in an ice box at
a temperature which was always much
below freezing point, was found to be
alive at the end of 14 days. Captain
Reed, in command of the vessel in ques
tion, supplements the story with the
statement that the bird was supposed
to be killed by being strangled with
twine tied as tightly as possible round
the neck. This twine was not removed.
The beak was closed and tied and the
legs crossed behind the tail and tied. It
was then wrapped in an old meat cloth
and put with three other birds in the
return box at the end of the port snow
trunk. It remained there for certainly
not less than ten days. On the snow bny
complaining that the bird "grunted"
when he went near it, the albatross Wms
taken out, when it was found that lr
could move its neck about and open its
beak, and the eyes were open and life
like. The lower half of the body and
the legs were frozen hard. The fasten
ing on the beak had come off. It was
alive for two hours after being taken !
out, and was then strangled and put in
tne snow pox.
Complications in Caserta's Marriage.
From the London News.1
The Count and Countess Caserta look
forward to the wedding of their second
son, Prince Charles, with the Princess
of Asturias taking place toward the end
of January. Their eldest son, who was
also brought up in Spain, married not
long ago the Princess Marie of Bavaria,
granddaughter of the Grand Duchess
KMzabeth, mother of Queen Christina,
and daughter of the Este Modena Prin
cess whom English Jacobites call Mary
III. The father of Prince Charles claims
to be king of Naples. Should he go to
the wedding the Italian ambassador
cannot, our Paris correspondent says,
attend it, unless the count meanwhile
formally waives his claim. There is an
example in his own family of renuncia
tion on the basis of a pension from the
Italian government. The duke of Aquila
accepted King Humbert both as de Jure
and de facto sovereign of Naples In re
turn for a pension of 400 a year. In
following this example the count of Ca
serta would free the Spanish govern
ment from an embarrassing situation
in regard to Victor Emmanuel III.
Welcoming- the Soldiers.
Winnipeg, Man., Dec. 27. Thousands of
citizens stood in the chilly b ts two
hours today awaiting the arrival of sol
diers from South-Africa. The welcome at
the railroad station was most enthusias
tic. An immense procession was formed
to Holy Trinity church, where brief serv.
ices were conducted. Luncheon followed
at the drill hall, during whic h the mayor.
Sir Charles Tupper, Hon. Hugh John Mc
Donald. Chief Justice Killam and others
delivered addresses. Tonight a grand
ball and concert will be held.
Place Had Been Given Out.
Washington. Dec. 27. Representative
Southard (O.) called upon the president
today to urge the selection of a man
from the western division of the northern
district of Ohio for the judgeship created
by an act of congress, passed just pr1r
to the adjournment of congress for the
holiday recess. It is understood, however,
that the president has offered the position
to a Cleveland lawyer. The latter, it Is
said, has not yet either accepted or de
clined the proffer.
Death of Lieut. Slack.
Washington. Dec. 27. A cablegram
from General MacArthur, dated Manila,
received at the war department today,
announces the death of First Lieut
Walter T. Slack, Forty-seventh volun
teer infantry, from dysentery.
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In - L' V1
From the Philadelphia Press
He is a quaint, old-fashioned gent!t
man in a high collar and a quaint, olJ
fashioned cravat, and he dines four
times a week in a centrally located reci
aurant, where waiters in evening drejs
serve fingerbowls with your checks
Whenever the old gentleman appears
in the palm-veiled doorway a certain
waiter detaches himself from the grou:
of ebony-hued servitors in the back t
the room and hurries to help him shed
his overcoat and to get svttled comfor
tably at a table.
The old gentleman scorns the bill of
fare. The waiter seems to know In
stinctively what things to bring for tha
white-haired guect's .delectation. Witn
an tlmt!8t fostering care he tiptoes about
the table throughout the meal, antici
pating the diner's slightest wish, even t'j
the extent of salting the puree and carv
ing the meats Into mouth-Hi' pott ten".
The ruler of seven prinrlpallttn at 111
royal meal could not be better attended.
Dinner over, the waiter brings the oUl
gentleman's hat, helps him on with lilN
overcoat, places the gold-headed cane in
his hand and bows him out.
For months the patrons of the restau
rant have watched the pretty formality
that always attends the old gentleman n
visits. And in all of tlv-se months they
have seen no tip pass from the gnet
to the dusky waiter, end no indication
that the waiter noticed the omission.
"Jim," said a patron to the waiter one
day, "who is the old gentleman?"
"Just an old mend of da fambly, h."
said Jim.
The pretty cashier knows all about
Jim and his family friend.
One day, about a year Bgo, two gen
tlemen took seats at Jim's table. All
through the meal Jim listened to their
"Ain't you gemmen from de Souf ?" h
asked as he held the match for his
guests' cigars.
The older man at the table nodded.
"I thought so." said Jim. "I'm from
de Souf, too. Mout you gemmen com-j
from Car'liny?"
Yes. The gentlemen came from Caro
lina South Carolina, to be exact.
Dar s whar I waa born," said Jim.
Down below Spartanburg 'bout a mlie."
"Indeed," said the old gentleman. b-
coming interested.
ies, sah. My mother used to b'long
to ole Mr. Langdon. Her an' me an' mv
brother came North when de wah brokj
"What was your mother's name?"ask-
ed the old gentleman.
Mary Liza, sah."
'H'm," mused the old gentleman. ' I
used to own a Mary Eliza down there.
She had two boys, I think. One named
Alex, otner named Jim. Big yaller wo
man, she was, and the bst cook on the
far side of Richmond."
The waiter nearly dropped a decanter
In his excitement.
"What's the matter, you black
hound" asked the old gentleman, with
more kindness in his voice than in his
"Nuffin's de mattah, sah," said the
waiter. "Only I'se Jim."
(From the Chicago Journal.)
Near the town cf Baku. In the Fluii
Rian Caucasus, are several traet of
land whereon no cattle would feed, al
though they were covered with Unusual
ly rich herbage. The superstitious
peasantry declared that aji evil spirit
had bt-witched the meadows in ques
tion. By and by there happened along
a practical, mattfr-of-fnet Englishman,
who started to investigate the phenome
non. He quickly discovered fiat, al
though the grass waa undoubtedly rich
and succulent, it tasted otrongly of par
affin, a substance the flavor of which Is
intensely repugnant to nearly all ani
mals, but especially so to cattle. Bu fe
was the origtn of the discovery of th
Baku petroleum derxmits deposits
which have already yielded millions of
pounds' worth of oil, and which show'
no signs of becoming exhauated.
Holiday Excursions via. Santa Pe
Tickets on sale to points within H"1)
miles west of Missouri river. On fare
for round trip. Tickets on sale Deo. 22,
23. 24. 26 and 31, 1800. Jan. 1, final limit
Jan. Z.
Ten thousand demons rnawlng awav
at one's vitals couldn't be much worn
than the tortures of Itching piles. Yet
there's a cure, lxran's O.ntment never
Holiday Rates.
The Missouri Pacific will sell tickets
December 22. 23. 24, 23. 31 and January 1,
between all points within 200 milts dis
tance, at rate of one fare for th round
trip, with minimum of 60 cents, chil
dren between b and 12 years half fare.
Tickets limited for return to January 2.
"Little Colds" neglected thousands r.f
lives sacrificed every year. Dr. Wood s
Norway FiuC Syrup cures lilt; rr-lds
cures big colds, too. down to the veiy
verge of consumption.
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