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l'oLUME; X;;;VIII No. 2
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'Wheat Is again journeying dollar
ward. Let u9 hope that the tramp also has
gone with the do-parted century.
Col. Roosevelt is now out of office
and will remain so, until March 4.
Among the things peculiar to the old
century and which went out with it
was the train boy on the railroads
some of them.
After making a fortune by conducting'
his newspapers on the AMeriCan plan,
Editor Harmsworth is now in this COLM
try telling' us how he did it.
MI Cleveland wants the presidential
term made longer. About five years
ago there would have been serious ob
jection to anything' of the sort.
The correspondent at Webster City,
Iowa, has a rival at "What Cheer, from
whence a story recently emanated tell
ing of the drowning of 51 children in a
The Kenebec Journal calls attention
to the fact that there are only a few
buffalo left in the country, It might
have added that there is only one Buf
falo Jones.
If Lord Roberts is to be made a,
duke, what will be done for the man
who brings the South African war to
a. successful termination, if such a man
shall appear?
There is no reason why Topeka should
not double her population by the time
the next census is taken and show up
fM the list with '15,000 people. Now is
the time to begin working toward that
With the new Santa Fe shops and the
Parl-zhurst-Davis & Co. building as
starters th? year 1901 is likely to prove
a record braaker for Topeka in the mat
ter of material and commercial pro
gress. There reed be no hesitation on the
part of any one in predicting what will
come to pass during the century upon
which we have just entered. There will
be nobody left to recall them when the
time is up.
Dostort Transcript: Parents of chil
dren who attend public school will wel
come the signs of revolt cropping up
here a,nd there against the growing op
pression of home lessons and excessive
study which are put upon boys and
girls between the ages of ten and fifteen
the age when health is a most im
Portant consideration and any mental
strain is often followed by disastrous
results. A session of 5Y2 hours with a
half hour for relaxation is sufficient tax
'loon any child of this age, without the
added strain and responsibility of les
sons which must be prepared at home
for the coming day, a neglect of which
would incur sure reprimand or punish
ment of some sort from the teacher. It
is a pernicious and altogether repre
hensible custom, this encroaching upon
the hours of recreation necessary to the
health of the growing boy or girl, and
parents 'should rise up and protest
against it. The dictates of common
sense demand that some attention
should be paid to the health of pupils
in the planning of a curriculum, and the
manner of dealing with it, and if the
studies are so crowded that they must
be taken home to usurp the tours that
should be devoted to the replenishing
of tired brains and bodies, the enjoy
ment ef healthful recreation anti un
harassed sleep, there can be no doubt
that the plan is radically wrcng, and
parents should wake up to thefact be
fore it is too late. Strained optical
nerves, severe headaches, spinal trou
ble, 'nervous twitchings and many kin
dred disorders are unpleasantly com
mon among public school children of
this age, attributed in most cases by
physicians to the present method of
sciaool studya, cramming process re
gardless of the physical ability of the
victims to sustain it.
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Prom the Washington Post.
In closing an editorial discourse on
,A, Century of Reform," the Toronto
Ilan and Empire makes this pessi
rristic allusion to social conditions in
the -United States:
"We are going into the next conturY
vastly impraved. Still, we are taking
with us new social problems that will
have to be solved. Possibly the great
est of those i5 that which has arisen irk
the neighboring republic, where enor
mous aggregations of capital are pass
ing into a. few hands and are giving to
their possessors power over their fellows
greater than that which was exerted by
the feudal lords of old. With fabulous
vkealth at one end of the social system
roverty nwst btlajt at tbe other,
to;entieth century has a question
that is not less important than
,rne, lk Lie la hae been dealt with. by its
pr-.1ect,ssor." ,
lt is true that in this republic "eller
rrlOtri a.regations of capital are pass
ir g .,) a few hands." It is also true
"enormous aggregations" are
contonLly passing out of those "few
Death is alwayi busy, and one
of the resolts of his work is the dividing
up of large estates.
The capital of nearly all the 'Ver,,I rich
men in th,.s country is Invested in man
n( toturing industries, rmning. transpor
tation, banking, or other 13,,,isiness en
terprises which fnrnist. employment for
the Inlillons. The that in Oita coun
try, and at the end of the nineteenth
century, the men of w-elth possess
"power over their fellows greeter than
that which was exerted by the feudal
lords of old" is simply sentimental clap
trap. The poorest man has the same
political power as the richest. The vcae
of a coachman counts for as much tts
the vote of his employer and often off
sets rt. Labor in the United States
knows haw to take case of itself. and
when there is a clash between labor and
capital. the right generally triumphs;
for public sympathy keenly discrimi
nates between justice and injustiee, re
gardless cf the wealth on one side or
the lack of it on the other.
There never was in any other titre or
country so much of prosperity and hap
piness among the working people as we
have in the, United States today. No
where else is labor so intelligent, so
moral, so well rewarded. Nowhere else
are there so many wage-workers who
WTI their OW rt homes. Nowhere else
are there so many working people vvho
have capital laid by in savinga banks or
invested in securities. Of "poverty most
abject" we have very little in compari
son with other countries, but we have
not yet been able to achieve the entire
abolition of poverty. The greater part
of that which we have has come to us
in the swelling tide of immigration
which our prosperity has attracted.
And, finally, we challenge any of our
critics to point to a country whose men
of large properties are bestowing' their
means upon their fellows as our rich
men are doing-. If this century has
been exceptional in putting "enormous
aggrPgations of capital into a few
hands," it has been still more excep
tional in imparting to the possessors of
wealth a broader and deeper sense of
the responsibilitiPs of their position. No
brighter chapter illumines the history of
mankind tha,n the story of charity and
benevolence in this country of ours
since we began the accumulation of
wealth a fPw decades az.
0140333 SIGHTS
From the Atchison Globe.
Some men are as noisy and worthless
as they were when they were boys.
ThPre is one g-ood thing about the
New Year: we have heard the last of
fin de siecle.
We have never seen Mrs. Carrie Na
tion, but the fact that she smashes
mirrors tells volumes about her looks--
When the members of a family try to
help one of the married ones with the
care of her children, she starts a. story
that they spoiled them for her.
Some people are so constituted that
they will drop all other interests at any
time to search for the wandering one
hundredth missing' sheep, and neglect
the ninety-and-nine.
, The secret terror of every womart's
life is that on her wPdding day, the
groom will fail to appear. Nothing
could happen that would humiliate a
woman more.
"Among my New Year resolutions
will be one to never eat turkey again.
I have eaten so much turkey lately
that I will be able to taste it all the
rest of my life."Drake Watson.
Ever 3r man ghoul.: learn how to cook
a little, that he may be able to do the
housework vvhen left alone with his
wife in their old age. Though the wife
is usually younger, it is a general thing
that the man is more active and able.
When the high salaried officials at
West Point admit that with the farce
of the law and the nation behind them,
they can't stop hazing", there should be
less censure of the mother who is un
able to prevent her older children from
bullying and tormenting those younger.
Two Atchison women have been
known as great friends for ten years.
It has des-eloped lately tha,t they have
hated each other in secret from their
first acquaintance. But they still kiss,
anti pretend to love each other. Ni Thy
do they do it? They have a right not
to like each other, but why do they
pretend to be friends?
V,rhen a child breaks an expensive
Christmas toy, it is harder for the fath
er to forget the price of it than the
mother: she remembers how much
Johnny enjoyed it in the five minutes
he had it, and is consoled with the be
lief that the memory of the toy will al
ways be a. Bright Spot in his life.
NI re. Zeke Partington, living on K
street, called at this office today to re
quest that The Globe ask the charitable
young ladies to cease their calls at her
house. She complains that a Queen's
Daughter who recently brought a pan
of soup, stayed until she had looked in
to every trunk and bureau drawer in
the house, and had learned Mrs. Part
ington's entire history.
From the Chicago News.
A boaster is next door neighbor to a
The present grief is always of the
first magnitude.
Vanity in sometimes cured by baying
a. photograph taken.
The back of EL clock, like some men,
is always behind time.
Never mention your own faults; oth
ers will attend to it for you.
D is a very useful letter because it
turns the rain into the drain.
Many a man by virtue of tin ancestry
is only the shadow of a mighty name.
The average man gives advice by the
gallon and accepts it by the spoonful.
An artful woman can make some men
sane or insane. wise or foolish, at will.
If you associate with devils during
your waking hours you need not expect
angels to visit you in your dreams.
Many a man has given himself the
credit of discovering a, good thing that
was in reality the result of an accident.
From the Philadelphia Press.
Every woman is the conductor of her
own train.
The talkative barber is apt to indulge
in cutting remarks
A fellow may sing base and still feel
that he is high-toned.
The New Year's shooters should be
careful not to get loaded.
No, Maude, dear; we would scarcely
refer to a pousse cafe as a. cat nip.
Every girl tries to get her best young
man to go to church at least once.
The average boy longs to run away
and go to sea. but his nautical plans
usually come to naught.
Mrs. Muggins,--"What do you do to
punish your husband?" Mrs. Ruggins
"I make him go shopping with me."
don sci, why they have
scales at all the railroad stations." Joax
,--"They a,re tliways Ir. the weigh, that's
a fact." ,
Tommy"Pop, what is a fatalist?"
Tommys Pop---"A fatalist, my son, is a.
man wtiok,knows he's going to get the
worst and doesn't care."
131obbs"Do you know Rev. Dr.
Longwind?" Sloblas'Well, I have a,
sort of nodding acquaintance with hint.
He always puts me to sleep...
First Small Boy--"We had a bully
time with our Christmas tree." Second
Small Boy--"Bet you didn't have as
much fun as we did. Ours caught fire
an' burned all up."
This was after the quarrel. "I can
never forgive you," he cried; "last
night you said WEI S a lobster." "But
-you know," she replied, and her tone
was conciliatory, "you know bow dearly
I love lobsters."
She stood beneath the mistletoe.
As foolish maids are apt,
And that's the reason why, you knoW,
She got her lips so chapped!
Sweet Apple 13 the popular probate
judge of Ottawa countY.
Lawrence is still selling horses to the
British for South African use.
Mr. Brokover, of Eureka, declares he
will stick to his New Year's resolutions
of 1901.
The most popular parties for the
young folks in Toronto axe those given
by Miss Huggins.
Miss Jessie Morrison is visiting for a
time with a sister who lives in a coun
try precinct out from El Dorado.
Mr. Doom, of Verdi, received $2,000 for
a carload of alfalfa, seed. IIis neighbor
farmers would like to be doomed to a
similar fate.
Kearny county farmers are turning
their attention to broom-corn. One
Lakin merchant purchased seven loads
on Saturday last.
Three Blue Mound brothers with two
wagons husked and cribbed two hun
dred bushels of corn each working lay
of last week. and were sorry to have
Sunday arrive.
John E. Willits Is residing quietly on
the old home place of 140 acres three
miles north of Mc Louth. He has ad
jured politics and is simply gathering
in the sheaves.
The Norton Champion suggests the
following Democratic ticket for 19O4:
For president, Ben Harrison, of Indi
ana; for vice president, Hazen. R. Pin
gree. of -Michigan.
W. H. Morgan has published the Pea
body Gazette for twenty years, and has
never been sued for libel nor eowhided
by an angry subscriber. And yet his
paper is a hustling, newsy sheet,
Thomas Kernp moved to Jefferson
county from Missouri in 1857, and has
never left the county since. He assisted
in threshing the first bushel of wheat
in his vicinity, but greater than all, he
says: "I never voted for a. Democrat."
An Oskaloosa woman gave her Sun
day school class a. rabbit hunt on her
fatni near town and then entertained
them at luncheon. The little fellONN S,
true to their teachings, , manfully' ac
knowledged that not a bunny was slain.
A farmer living near Argonia has 80
acres of sandy soil which wasn't worth
the taxes ten years ago. Wheat. corn
and oats were tried but all were fail
ures. Someone suggested fruit, and to
day there is 141 better paying eighty in
the state outside of the mineral belt.
A Nebraska pastor will start a Demo
cratic weekly at Atchison. The strenu
ous life which tbat editor will lead in
attempting to follow the pace of Ed
Howe and Ewing Herbert will sorely
test his faith in Divine Providence
many Hines In the next six months.
Oakland (Cal.) Con San Francisco Caml
With blood in Ms eye. cartridges in his
revolver anti a plentiful supply of whisky
in his stomach. Charles Murray rode into
Sitnol last night. Ile increased the sup
ply of blood in his eye and whisky in his
stomach and decreased the number of
cartridges in his revolver while he took
possession of the town for about an
Murray came from somewhere out of
the darkness In the canyon (Wel. near
Pleasanton. As Sunni is a very quiet lit
tle if)Wri. Murray's presence was soon no
ticed. for EL fusillade of shots from a re
volver does not cecur there every night
in the week. -When the shots attracted
the attention of the good people cif Sunol
and they peered cautiously out into the
right they beheld Murray charging up
and down the main street. shooting as
he went.
Phis was not exciting enough, so Mur
ray did the usual thing in such casse
made and provided. le rode his horse
into the Sa10011 owned ELTIEI operated by
a man named Ager. Murray wanted
more whisky. and when it did not come
fast enough he shot a few bottles topleces
with his revolver. This accelerated the
movements of the barkeeper, and Mur
ray added still more to his overplus of
whisky and blood.
During- these antics Murray's horse was
charging' EITOLIEld the saloon and a large
oil hemp was overturned. In a, moment
the room was in a blaze. and Murray rode
his horse out into the back yard. Here
he found himself inclosed with a high
board fence on three sides, with TIO hope
of escape. and the burning saloon on the
other. Digging his spurs into his horse
he charged through the fire and down
the road up which he had come.
The people of Sunol turned out to fight
the fire first. and when they had suc
ceeded in putting that out they turned
to look for Murray. But Murray had
already gone and nothing-. remained but
the damaged saloon and the recollections
of a lively night for Sunol.
trivi Arql wr Pvw
Itar gkgiliat At' SI di .tie m et; 11,,
That is what is required by every
organ of the body, for the proper per
formance of its functions.
It prevents biliousness, dyspepsia,
constipation, kidney complaint, rheu
matism, catarrh, nervousness, weak
ness, faintness, pimples, blotches, and
all cutaneous eruptions.
It perfects all the vital processes.
'W. P. Keeton. Woodstock. Ala.. took Hood's
Sarsaparilla to make his blood pure. He
writes that he had not felt well but tired for
some time. Before he bad finished the first
bottle of this medicine he felt better and
when he had taken the second was like
another man free from that tired feelin3
and able to do his work.
if afis, 4"'ZPICS mtaL:
Promises to cure and keeps the
promise. Accept no substitute, but
get Hood's today.
To Be Given at Auditorium on
Washington's Birthday.
Major T. J. Anderson and Major A. P.
Shreve are making the preliminary ar
rangements for a children's carnival in
carnival dress at the Auditorium, on
Washington's birthday, February 22.
The entertainment will be given in the
afternoon and will consist of a flower
drill, a flag drill, skirt dancing by two
little girls, 8 and 9 years old, specia-lties
by two little boys, and all to end up in
a dance for the young ones. The hall
Will be darkened and the electric lights
will be used. The dances Will be given
by the aid of calcium lights
The proceeds of the entertainment will
be devoted to the seating fund of tbe
Auditorium. Major Shreve will be as
sisted in putting the entertainment on
by a corps of ladies who have had ex
perience in this line.
Century Ball Not a Financial
The Commercial club will not realize
a sum anything near what was antici
pated as profits of the Century ball. Al
though all the bills against the commit
tee have not been turned in yet it is es
timated that the profits 11 got exceed
One expense which the committee will
have to meet and one which was not
anticipated will be the replacement of
the glass windows in the west side of
the tiat on Seventh street which were
broken out by the concussion caused by
the discarge of extraordinarily heavy
loads of shot from the cannot, at mid
night. AN'hile everyone actively connected
with the enterprise put forth their best
efforts to make the bait a success fin
ancially as well as artiscally they fell
far short of the mark. The previous
question still confronts the Commercial
club, "How shall we raise the money
with which to pay for the seats in the
Pennsylvania Legislature Adjourns
Until Time to Elect a Senator.
Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 2.--Norninations
of candidates for United States senator
w-ere made in both branches of the
state legislature today. The following
names were presented in the senate:
M. S. Quay, Republican; Congressman
Dalzell, independent Republican; ex
Governor Robert Fl Pattison, Democrat;
ex-Congressman Simon P. Wolverton,
Democrat; John Stewart, Republican;
Congressman William Connell, Repub
bean; George P. Huff, Republican; and
,National Committeeman James M.
The same nominations were made in
the house, with the addition of George
A. Jenks, Postmaster General Ctiarles
Emory Smith, ex-Attorney Gen eral
Henry C. McCormick, John Howard
Harnis, ex-Attorney General William U.
Hensel and William Nelson. Messrs.
jenks, Hensel and Nelson are Demo
crats, and Smith, McCormick and
Harris are Republicans.
The voting will begin Januarl 15,
when the two houses will vote sepa
rately. The candidate receiving 127
votes on joint ballot will be declared
After the governor's message bad
been prenented in both branches and
some minor business had been trans
acted, both bodies adjourned until Janu
ary 14.
Democrats Have It All Their Way in
Colorado Legislature.
Denver, Colo. Jan. 2.---The thirteenth
general assembly of Colorado convened
at noon today for the regular biennial
session of ninety days. Organization
was effected as agreed upon by trie
Democratic caucus, Col. B. P. Mont
gomery, of Cripple Creek, being elected
speaker of the house, and Casimero
Bare la, of Trinidad, president pro tem.
of the senate. The inaugura,tion
James B. Orman as governor will take
place on Tuesday, January 8. The leg
islature will ballot for United State:3
senator to succeed E. O. Wolcott on
January' 15. Tbe leading Democratic
candidates are Thomas Ar. Patterson,.
Governor Charles S. Thomas and ex
Govelmor Alva Adams. The legislature
consists of 100 members, of Nirhoru only
12 are Republicans.
Defeated Burton Candidate For Sena
tor Will Try For Seat.
A contest has been filed in tbe Tbirty
ninth senatorial district which is com
posed of the thirteen northwest counties
of the state. The contestant is C. A.
Buschow, the Republican who was de
feated at the last election by Sheldon G.
Hopkins, Populist. The election returns
showed that Hopkins was elected by 26
Buschow is a pronounced Burton rnan
and it is claimed that the reason of the
contest is that the Burton managers see
a chance to get another vote in the sen
atorial contest.
The ,papers in the case were flied in
the distriet court and will be sent to
Secretary of State Clark in a few days,
Mr. Clark said that he had no official
notice that the contest had been filed
but that he had received a private com
munication from that chstrict stating
that the contest had been filed.
Crash of Double Headers.
New Orleans, La., Jan. 2.--Five men
were killed and one badly injured In a
head-on C011iSiOn between two freight
trains on the Yazoo & Mississippi Val
ley railway at Melton, Miss., last night.
There were double header engines on
both trains. Both engines were demol
ished and a large number of cars smash
ed. The cause of the accident was a
misunderstanding of orders. The dead:
William Watson, engineer; Fred Grieff,
engineer; Charles Cra,ne, engineer; two
colored firemen.
Nichigan Legislature Meets.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 2.--The two
houses of the Michigan legislature C011-
vened at noon today and proceeded to
organize by electing officers nominated
in the Republican caucus last night with
John J. Carton as speaker of the house
and P.- R. Loomis as president of the
senate. Owing to the drawing of the
seats the house did little other business.
Want Their Share of the King.
Stockholm, Jan. 2.Caotain Torkild
sen has written a strong- article which
is published in the Norwegian papers.
urging members of all parties in the
storthing to pass a law compelling the
king to lire six monthe a wear in Nor
way. '
the Chicaget Inter Oceatel
In the Grenelle Theater in Paris the
caher day an actor came -near killing his
Professional frieAd witt4 a stage dagger
whose spring got otp ot order. The. vit;-.Iin
relied 50 naturally s-rid the blood flowed
63 -freely that fhe audience was delighted-
arid nevs,e,realized the realism until
the curtain dropped. The accident prompt
ed a Paris scribe to hunt up the record
of things somewhat similar 'upon I he
stage. According to his storY, Mme. Be
noin. at Prague, in a suicide scene,
stabbed herself seriously.
Witliarn Moritz kil!ed his associate,Tem
ple Crozier, in the Novelties Theater la
In the play of "The Indian EmPeror" an
English actor, Farquhar, playing the part
of Guyomar, dangerously wounded an
other player. who, unfortunately, had to
take the part of a Spanish general, after
which Farquhar wisely bade farewell to
the stage.
Macready In "Macbeth" at one time
came so near scoring a victory at Dunsi
Dane tha,t poor Macduff had to be taken
to the hospital, where he remained for
six weeks.
Garrick in "Othello" half choked more
than a dozen Desdemonas.
in the banquet scene of "Macbeth"
Charles Kemble flung away his wine cup
with such violence tha-t it smashed a.
chandelier and the pieces of broken glass
tiew almost in the faee of Mrs. Siddons,
who vvas playing Lady Macbeth, but she
never moved a muscle.
Sarah Bernhardt. playing the "Dame
aux Camellas," with Darmont in the role
of ATITIOXIC Duval, turned many beads
temporarily during the play and provoked
some astounding ridiculous interruptions.
But it Will be bard to beat the record
of the old time "Passion Play" performed
a few hundred years ago before King
John of Sweden. A fatal blunder on the
part of the actor in the role of Longus
the Centurion caused the death of two
artists. Enraged, the king bounded upon
the stage, sword in hand, and with a first
class right-hand swing" that made the
blade whistle, decapitated poor "fungus.
The audience rose in a fury and literally
tore his majesty.to pieces.
This laststory needs confirmation, but
it holds good with the gallery, in the light
cif the historic fact that a. French ambas
sador to Sain, Gaubler de Branault, vvit
nessing a representation of the battle of
Pavia, in which a Spaniard got largely
the better of a Frenchman, killed the un
fortunate actor who played the Spaniard.
All of which goes to s-how that there is
only one step between the stage struck
and the stage stuck.
From the New York Times.
"Wha,t do you do with the second
hand clothes you pick up from men who
sell them to you?" asked art inquisitive
person of one of the buyers who stopped
him on Broadway the other day with the
stereotyped query, "Any old clothes to
dispose of, sir, a,t a fair price?" The
questioner had the g-eneral impression
that the clothes were cleaned, pa,tched
up, and made over as best they could
be, and were then sold to the misfit
clothing houses about town, or possibly
to the slop-houses of the lower east
side. "They are sent to the south after
they are fixed up as best we can, and
sold there to the negroes. Ready-made
clothing is so cheap nowadays that there
is no market for the cast-off clothes
here. Dut in the south there is a ready
market, especially for cloting with, large
checks or for fancy vests such as the
sports about the race tra,cks and the
"tenderloin" affect when they are flush.
A 'nigger' likes a fancy vest above all
things if the color is loud enough. Next
he wants trousers with big checks and
"Those are the things men in my busi
ness pay the most for. Even the flash
iest men tire or such things quickly, but
the darky never does. Because the sport
does tire of them they come to us in
such good shape tha,t a, darky will mort
gage a, month's earnings to get some of
those that could not be worn on Broad
way without almost creating a, riot.
Here's a tip that Will surprise you in all
probability. Some people will not sell
cast-off clothing, but give it a,way to
charitable institutions far distribution
among the poor. Now there are more
tricks about our business than you
WOUld suspect, for we get those things
all the same in a great many instances.
There axe matrons in these places that
receive cast-off clothing for the poor.
Their salaries axe not laxge, and they
have just a,s great a fancy far fineries
as have women in other walks of life.
Some of these matrons with an eye to
the main cha,nce know all about our
business, and about the sort of clothing
we want to get hold of. So they quietly
absorb such of the gifts as they know
some of our people will buy, and sell
them to us for shipment south. No one
is any the wiser, and the women get a
little pin money in that way. We get
the goods, and no one is hurt, accord
ing to my way of looking at it.
"Mind you, I do not say that all ma
trons in all institutions do that sort of
thing; only some matrons in some
places, for there axe some of the wo
men that we cannot do business with in
any way. though we are constantly try
ing to increase our clientele."
Then the inquisitive one wandered on,
wondering whether the old-clothes man
was lying to him as a means of pre
venting him from giving a,way his cast
oft clothing. He could hardly believe
the yarn about the matrons, even
though there was a possibility of its
truth. But he is still wondering, for it
is one of those puzzles that axe very
difficult of solution.
Japanese Sword Blades.
The blades of Japanese sabers are
forrned of a metal prepared from mag
netic iron ores and ferruginous sand.The
steel is produced in the form of thin la
minae, and the workma,n commences by
fixing one of these to the end of an iron
rod, which serves as a handle To this
are soldered other sheets untii the mass
has a. length of from six to eight inches
a width of two inches and a thickness of
from ene-rmarter to four-fifths of an
inch. This bar, brought to a white heat,
is doubled upon itself and hammered un
it has talren its original dimensions.
This process is repeated 15 times. Four
similar bars are then soldered toigether,
.2aubled upon themselves, resoldered and
hcatod, this operation being repeater rive
times. By this process the superposed
lavers of metal become so thin that a
saber is estimated to contain at least a
thousand sheets of metal. Sometimes al
ternate layers of iron and steel ale sold
ered together ,and thus the blade pre
sents a veined appearance.London
The fire at 611 Kansas avenue oc
curred on Sunday, December 20th. The
furniture and fixtures of Mr. Chas. E.
Wardin was insured by Geo. M. Noble
& Co., in theGerman-American Insurance
Co. of New York f9r $1,000. The loss was
adjusted by Mr. -Will 1. Drum, special
agent of said company, who gave Mr.
N''.'-ardin a- draft in full for the amount
of his loss on January 1st. 1901, just
forty-eight hours after the fire oc
curred. The above statement gives the facts
concerning' my loss correctly, and I de
sire to express my acknowledgments to
the atent, Messrs. Geo. M. Noble & Co.,
the German-American Insurance Co.,
and Mr. Will Drum, their special
agent, for their prompt and efficient ac
tion in the matter. Such promptness
merits the recommendation which
most cordially give.
Head Split With an Alt.
Lynchburg, Tenn., Jan. 2.--Eu,ene C.
Smith, a, farmer, was found dead'in bed
this morning with his .head split open
by an ax. The identity of the assassin
is unknown,
M.Thompson ha-s filed Kilt a,g'Cnet
re L. Hall for the payment of Vete
John M. "Wright returneC today frem
Keeeeas City, ' where he eleeel i'efew
Yeere. '-
The English Luthevan church sent
free tickets to fife, peer children for
their cantata last week.
The Sunday schools of Barclay
shipped a box of new clothing and books
to the poor children of Topeka.
W. S. Haynes, John Emery. John Gib
son and Red lemons were arrested yes
terday' on the charge of drunkenness.
The liquor cases of Ed Ryan, Frank
Crist and O. Kempton were heard in po
lice court today. No decisions were
The court of appeals has adjourned
and the judges left for home today. The
business of the court will be finished by
January 14.
An organization will be completed at
829 Kansas avenue tomorro,w evening
of a brench of the Womeres Interna
tional 'Union Labor league.,
The regular monthly business meet
ing of the Sons ef the King WAN he noi
in the Guild parlors at 3 o'clock, Sat
urday afternoon, January 5,
Dean J. W. Sykes is arranging to give
a, stereoptieon lecture on the "Pasaion
Play" for the benefit of the Sons of the
King about the middle of January.
Mrs. S. A. Sullivan, farmerly of To
peka, died at Kansas City, Kam, Mon
day at the a,ge of 76 years. She wa,s the
mother of L. J. Lucy of the state print.
ing office.
The limited fa,st mail came into To
peka On time this morning for the first
time. It left here four minutes late, and
reached Emporia eight minutes behind
Chas. Ridgeway, assistant superin
tendent of insurance, injured his leg in
stepping, from the train at Lawrence
yesterday. He will walk on crutches
for a few days.
Holders of Ladies' Music club season
tickets are entitled to admission to the
illustrated lecture given by Mr. N. Al.
Brigham. at the First Chrietian church
tomorrow night.
The Joeeph Hoefner murder case etas
been continued until Saturday, January
5 at '2 o'clock. This was done in order
to give employes of the Santa Fe shops
an opportunity to attend.
The county commissioners held their
regular meeting today. Nothing of im
partanee was done. The monthly meet
ing will be held next Monday at which
time claims Will be allow-ed.
Motion for a new trial In the Crook
"Wright robbery case Will be argued in
tee district court Friday. Arguments
for the Page whisky case from Wa
baunsee county will be heard January 7
The motion for a new trial In the
Maris and Wilson cattle case was being
argued in the district court today. T'oe
defendants have been convicted of sell
ing mortgaged cattle worth about $1.3.-
Erect C. Trigg says that It is a tree
take that he expects to leave Kansas to
work for the A. N. Kellogg Newspaper
company. His brother has secured the
position with the Kellogg people, and
Fred Trigg will stay in Kai-leas and en
gage in the newspaper business.
J. R. Miller Is a. candidate for door
keeper of the coming legislature. He
served in the house during the wax
times of '93, would like to serve one,
term in time of peace, and will make a.
lively effort to secure the place. Ile is
a brother of Congressman J. M. Miller.
The county treasurers are remitting
mon,ey collected for taxes and interest
on bonds ta the sta,te treasurer. The
amount received Monday was S87,000.
The county treasurers are supposed to
remit this money before the tenth of
the month, but it will be April before it
is all sent In.
E. A.. Fisher, who was operator and
ticket eeller at Hutchinson, on the Rock
Island. has been promoted to be dis
trict freight and passenger agent to
succeed C. A. Bascom. It is the posi
tion of operator and ticket seller, thus
vacated, to which C. A. Matthew's. of
Topeka, succeeds.
Thursday night the Democratic Flam
beau club will hold Its annual election
of officers. Arrangements are being
made by the club to hoid its nineteenth
anniversary on January 23. The mat
ter Is in the hands of a committee for
arrangement, and appropriate exer
cises will be prepared and a dance Will
be held in their hall, 413 Kansas avenue.
J. S. Furason was arrested last night
at 9 o'clock on the charge of keeping
a gambling house. Chief Stahl with
Officers Donovan and Walker entered
the place, which is situated on Quincy
street between, First arid Crane, arid
arrested B. B. Anderson, Lee Ellis, W.
H. Redey, A. W. Monday, W. A. An
derson and Frank Lewis. They ob
tained nothing except a. few cards.
How the Diseuss,on Ended.
From Harper's Magazine.
It was whispered in -Washington that as
the Montague Browns were not as rich
as other members of the smart set. they
bad to practise economy where it did not
show. 'Fitt tonight there was certainly
no hint of economy anywhere. There were
strawberriis, hothouse grown and -terra pin
and canvasback ducks, though both were
exorbitant in the market. The handsome
tablecloth had been ruthlessly cut, and
through the opening a. cluster of Ameri
ca,n Beauty roses, their SterTIS on the floor,
shot up two feet above the table. It was
the most effective table decoration of the
Mrs. 'Montague Brown, young, pretty,
and ambitious. smiled a smile of rare
pleasure. Sae reflected complacently that
she had captured a. cabinet officer for this
dinner. 'Phe conversation was bowling
along smoothly, and she leaned forward
to listen. The guest of honor was speak
ing: "And still I insist that no woman can do
society all the time without neglecting
her household and children."
"Not at all," smiled Mrs. Montague. 'I
think I can yersuade you to the contrary
if you" pawed, observing. that he
was staring with wide open eyes at the
doorway. A tiny, half-clad figure stood
"Mamma, Mary's in the kitchen, and I
tan't find my nighty," piped Montague
Brown, jr.
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Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our thanks to the
employes of A. T. S. F. water service
department for their beautiful flowers
and their kindness to me and little
daughter at the death of our husband
and father.
And daughter Antonette Furze.
Hay Is Sick Again.
Washington, jam 2.Secretary Hay is
again indisposed and was confined to his
home today.
December comes. And yet the south wind
A gentle strain upon the woodland reed;
And promises of a new budding rose
Are wetted on the zephyrs as they
Now where are your billowing drifts of
w hite,
Your silver tracings on the frosty pane.
Your winds that sob and murmur through
the night
While nosed branches shiver and com
plain? All things in seasonand with mood per
verse We scorn the joys which once we held
so dear;
Life truly lived is lived throng well and
'Tis loath to miss a mood from all the
Washington Star
ITIV MI ilir9 Ir IMF
80.5 TOV"IGIIT 8:15
sietter, Brighter. tintioer thug
eve,!7; tram the Pacinc Cosat
with everything New and Up-to-dam.
Big, Jolly Performance fog the
Popular prices-15c, 25c. 35e and 5(ie.
Thursday, dantlary 3d. 8:13
Engagement Extraordinarte
Direction Henri Gres.fit, presenting
the eistinguishecl New York Wallaek's
'Theater success.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett 8 lid
Ptcphen Piiigni,end. Gorgeous Ces
turnes. Magnificent Scenery.
t'arriagei; p, m.
prices-2.5c, $1.(0 and 11,Cd.
17,z5 Friday, Jan. Ch. 7
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Snootal engagomont of Mrs. FlIt".
presenting the play in four gets tiiit
tied arty S1TAIRP.
Founded on alia.,:serayd 'Vanity
Prices-42.K $1.50. $1 00, 7:4! and foci.
Reserved seat sate Mr,nit,i, icrent
ber PLEASF RE FtlErieter it
The curtain rises for ;Mrs. 1.1i-he's
performance at 7:45 sharp. and that no
person will be seated duritig the per
formance while the curtain is up.
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8:15 Saturday, January 5th. 8;15
The Famous ZostOtiallS, Barnabee
MacThmald, propriPterA, direction of
Maw Erlanger, presenting for the
first time here the new comic opera,
By Victor Herbert. Grand Chorus
and Orchestra.
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Headache and stomach trouble are
often the result of eye strain. Perfect
fitting glasses will cure you. Drop Me
a card today. Have your glasses fitted
at home, where you will use them.
Consultation and tests free.
Eye 5pecialist,
1255 West St., Tucka, am..
Important Contracts Tied 'Up.
Pittsburg, Pa.. Jan. 2.---One thousand
structural iron workers struck tods y fur
an advance of six cents per hour in
wages and a nine hour day. Not a
single man is working and a. nurm,Pr of
important contracts are tied up. Work
on the new union station is entir..ly
suspended. This afternoon a commit
tee of strikers left for New York to con
fer with President Roberts of the Aro,,r
ican Bridge company.
Government is Thin Skinned.
Stockholm, Jan. 2.General Boer li-coff,
governor general of Finland, will de
mand in the Finland senate a more
stringent censure law, in order to pre
vent the people from criticlsing the gov
ernment. Private correspondence from
Finland says Governor Boerikoff is
about to remove professors of ilelsing
university for criticising the govern
ment. Grain Letter
Chicago, Jan. 2.WITrATThe
wheat market has been very erratie. the
trade jarge and at a higher range of val
ues. closing at 1ac below. The feature hag
been buying by commission houses tor
the speculative trade. The primary re
ceipte showed a marked falling off, and
sentiment being extremely bullish. it WWI
an easy matter to score an advance; porno
of the local traders were inclined to take
profits on long wheat early, but the buy.,
ing power being too strong in their en
deavor to get their wheat back the bilja
advanced the price easily. The situatien
in the northwest is being watched cn,c-tv,
and as flour haft been advanced lately it
is looked upon as a strong factor. At tlie
close there WaS a, large amount of liqui
dating' on the part of locals, and the tune
was somewhat easier.
CORNCorn early was easier on cold,
clear weather, on liberal receipts and ort
much freer count ry offerings. IA hen
wheat 'went snaring' the corn loss NV,I4 re
covered. Clearances ttwo days). Ecti,e,)
bushals. Contract stocks, S'21.0,-)
Public and private stocks. 3 ti,:l3.ixt) bushels.
Phillips anti commissien people led the
buying-. Estimated cars tomorrow, 475.
OATSOats have been stirred up con
siderably by the wheat activity, op at
their best for the day, but yielded
later. For a. week there has been con,
tinued bitying by the bull interests and
there has been name of such buying ta
day; furthermore. the demand fer c,tsti
has been larger, notably from the interinr
points. Peceipte ttwo days), 42-7 cars; es
timated tomerrow, 215 care.
PftlaVISIONSProvisions have been in
different to the grain strenctin pricee
merely holding their own. The impres
SiOn prevains that the big lo)11fr.',,, MIN, done
considerable selling. parilcularly Ltril.
Armour has been VI 1.)1k, Cr cif nrottilet.
'There were only 2,;,.0e0 hogs rind prices at
the yards were luc over Monday.
J. F.
::1 TALK rim 123.
There are a good many eyes
which do not see objects as well in
one tilt-eel:ion as in another. They
may see vertical lines more distinct
ly than horizontal. They may be
able to see the clock halals better
when they point to six and twelve
than when than when they point to
nine and three, or vice versa. This
condition is called astigmatism The
eNle is in better focus one way than
the other. There a re a, groat many
eyes in this condition. Fully
fifths of the people are subject to it.
-While in many eases it hi not so
marked as to be licalceable the M.-
feet exh-es je-t the same. le
one of the mogt frequent eus,ee for
headache that We haNe. There is
nothing that will relieve the troolee
eYeeot glasseA made especially tor
etteh partiCkdar case. The glass
must be madle stronger in one di
rection than in the other. No ready
made glass will ever correct the ri,,-
feet. make a specialty of COr
Meting astigmatism.
My exclusive attention is given tO
fitting glasses.
73o Kansas Avenue..
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