Newspaper Page Text
KANSAS AGITATOR. GARNETT. KANSAS.
t Silence of rtillosoptiy. j The story goes that Mrs. Carlyle veil' tured up to Carlyle's "sublime garret" with her needlework one day, but be' fore long her husband drew attention to the noise which she made with her needle. Folding her hands Idly upon her lap, she sat motionless, but pres ently the silence was broken by tho voice of tho philosopher. "Jane," said he, "I can hear you breathing." As Mrs. Carlyle found It Inconvenient to abandon this natural process, she was forced to give up all attempts at bear ing her husband company In his study, An Arkansas debating1 society had for discussion. "Resolved, that 'gee' whilliklns' is profanity," and the affirmative won. PATENTS. TJIgdon, Fisher and Thorpe, (Reals' tration No. 2037), Patent Lawyers, l)ia' mond Buildinir, Junction Main and Dol aware Sts., Kansas City, Mo., report the following list of patents for the week ending Dec. 13, 1898, to inventors living in Missouri, Kansas and Ne braska, lei. 1912. MISSOURI. Lcandcr Bartholomew, Wichita; windmill. George F. Briggs, St. Louis; sample shoe case. - Charles A. Brown, assignor to Mound City Faint and Color Lo., 6t, Louis; paint-agitator. Millard F. Brown, Kansas City; cookincr utensil. Henry C. Fehrlin, St. Louis; purify' Inp acetanilid. Henry G Fehrlin, St. Louis; making acetanilid. Louis Frcderitzi, Maxville; clothes- brush. John M. Gray, assignor to W. F. B, Goforth, Iberia; kitchen cabinet. Francis M. Greenup, St. Louis; globe-holder. Rolla W. llcss, St. Louis; punching' bac. Robert Lincoln, St. Louis; submarine boat. David L. Max, Houston; line-holder. William U. Pike, Jr., assignor to American Arithomcter Co., bt. Louis; calculating machine. Morso B. Sahaffer, assignor of one half to C. II. Howard, St. Louis; hand car. Julius L. Thoma, assignor of scven-tcen-twenticths to A. M. L. Miller, C. P. Brod, L. V. Panhoff and J. Potzner, Kansas Citv: electric motor. Brown Tobacco Co., St. Louis; trade mark for plug, twist, smoking and fine-cut tobacco. KANSAS William n. Barr, Wichita, alternat ing air pressure system. Harvey II. Draper, assignor to T. B. Murray, Arkansas City; picture lifter and hanircr. George C. Flngg, Liberal, assignor of one-half to E. Carter; cornplanter. Orion A. Little, Oxford, automatic wagon brake. Fremont B. Shackolton, Erie, car rier for bicycles. NEBRASKA. Nils S. Eraert, Omaha, locking olasp. John A. Rost, Axtell, link valve gear. Total issue of Des. 13, 1893. Patents 40C Designs . 8 Trado Marks . 30 Labels 8 Prints 1 Reissues 1 Total 468 A copy of any patent in the above list will bo furnished on application for 25 cents. Send for price list and catalogue free. Plcaso mention this paper. It is a bit strange, and yet few peo ple in a lifetime find as many articles as they havo lost. IVaaa IfAim 4 mirs vfisir lead Acfie ? '4 Are your nerves weak? Hait l JVU DKbU WWII Mil. In your back? Lack energy? Appetite poor? Digestion These are sure signs of 4 From what poisons? - .1 From poisons that are al 4 wavt found in constioatcd bowels. If the contents of the M bowels are not removea irom b J the body each day, as nature I 4 intended, these poisonous p . 1 cnhsfsinces are sure to be 1 ' ways causing suffering and I frequently causing severe rJ disease l There is a common sense f4 cure. . They daily insure an easy and natural movement of the bowels. , You will find that the use of User's with the pills will hasten recovery. It cleanses the blood from all impurities and is a great tonic to the nerves. Wrlto tho Doctor. Onr Medical Department hns one of tlio most eminent phyaiclans m the United Btate. Tell the doctor 1ut how you are sultering. Jfou will receive the beat medical advice without coat. Artilreai, juoweii. J ffl av A STUDY OF ONE STAR. (By Maude D. V. Krake.) CHILD stood be tween the lace nets at the window of the stone house, looking out at the wet, shivering trees and the heavy rain dropping down upon the beatefl yellow grass and old leaves. Th houses on the opposite Bide of the street looked cold and forsaken, and the blinds were drawn. The child sighed; she did not know it. She was thinking, and a little, perplexed frown crept over her face. She spoke her thoughts, as if to herself, forgetting the other occu pant of the room, a pretty, dalntlly clad woman, in a low wicker chair drawn close to the flre. The scene was far more cheerful than that without, but the child seemed attracted by the dreariness of the November day. "I am all alone," she said. "What do you mean, Star?" inquired her stepmother, fretfully. "I am here, though you seem to have forgotten the fact. Your father must have been blind when he said you were attractive and interesting. You have been at that window all afternoon, and haven't paid me the slightest attention, and now you are so rude as to Ignore my presence by such a remark." She had evidently grown tired of her novel. "Yes, you are In the room, but I am far away. See," as she came up to the side of the chair, "I am Quite, quite close to you, mamma, but I am far away in my mind." The woman did not stroke the little hand laid upon her. The child uid not respect it. She had heard long before that she was ugly and had a bad disposition. She "really tried to be good, she had told her father, the only one who kissed her and thought her pretty. He had said that her eyes were like stars, and Star-eyes he had called her ever since the night she had first opened them, and they had looked beyond them all, as if following, the mother's spirit to the skies. "You are good," her father had an swered, but wishing that he under stood her. "You are good, Star-eyes, but you must not think so much. Play with your dolls." "I do not like dolls," she had said, slowly shaking her head. "They stare at one as the la-V.w who come to see mamma do.- They haven't any souls or hearts; they cannot talk to me, or love me. How do I know they have no souls, papa? Birds talk, some of them, but mamma says they haven't souls, and Marie said Brave had a heart, that was why he loved me; but 70U said dogs have no souls. How does God know that the ladies nave souls, papa?" And then he had sent her to the piano, and he knew she would got a less perplexed listener in the keys. The child stood looking at the blaz ing wood in the grate, her hand still resting on the white, slender one. "It is time your papa were here, Star. He has been later than usual all week. See if tea is ready, and then run and tell Marie to bruHh your hair. Dear me, if you only had pretty curls you wouldn't look like a terrible owl, as you do now, with those great eyes. Don't look at me so, child! What makes you?" "I was thinking," she said, as she slowly turned her head away. "Well, don't think," was the sharp reply. The child passed out into the hall and up the stairs, turning Into her mamma's room as she reached the landing. "Marie," she said to the maid, "what will make my hair curly?' I want to havo curls. Will It hurt very much to burn them, as mamma does?" The maid laughed and brought out the irons. "No, Miss Star, it won't hurt you," and she lifted the child to a high chair hofnrn the dressing table. Star watch ed the maid in the mirror with solemn interest. When the crimson bow had been tied she viewed herself critically. "It looks better, doesn't it. Marie, but you don't think that it will make my eyes grow very much smaller, do vou? I shouldn't like to have my eyes look different." Tho maid assured her of tho harm- lpssness of her newly-acaulred beauty. and sent her down to the old-fashioned evening meal which Mr. Howard would nnt e-Iva 11 d for the more formal din ner. He and his wife were at the table when Star entered the room. She went up to her father, kissed him grave lv and then took her nlace. Mrs. How ard glanced up from the cups and no ticed the pretty little head which formed so striking a contrast to the elfin face. She went Into raptures over the effect, and called her hus l onfl'a attention to the imnrovemcnt. The child seemed deaf to the praises, and soon the conversation turned to another subject. At the close of the meal Mr. Howard glanced up to see Star looking at the wall beyond It and he called to the child as though she were far away from them. "Star- eyes, where are you? ' "I was thinking," she turned her eyes m to his, "if God is sorry that we do not like the way he makes us look, and if he likes to have us make ourselves over." And then she slipped from her chair and went back to her place of the afternoon. When the others en tered the library she was standing looking out at the dark. There was nothing to be seen save the reflection of the firelight in the glass. "If she were only like other chil dren," murmured the wife, thinking her words unheard by the child. Star came from the window to her father's side. "Am I not good?" she asked, wist fully. " He sighed a he lifted her to his knee and pressed the little bead close to him. Mrs. Howard went upstairs. They heard her hum a strain from a popular song as she went along the corridor. A smart gown had Just arrived from the modiste, and she wished to try It on. "Am I not good?" repeated the child, when the steps died away. "You are very good, Star-eyes." And his heart ached with the old dull pain, as he thought of those other eyes, so like these looking into his; and with the memory of that other face came shreds of conversations, a confession of love, promises, and In swift suc cession the happy scenes of one short year and then a tiny, motherless creature lying in his arms. ' Star felt herself being drawn In a closer embrace, and, as if by a quick Impulse, put her Blender arms about his neck and burled her face in his shoulder. So the child and the father Bat by the fire, thinking. She was so quiet that he thought her asleep. "Star-eyes," he whispered, half to himself, and instantly the little face was lifted to his, "of what are you thinking?" "Papa, people talk when they do not speak sometimes. " I have heard people's minds when they were still. Now listen, I am going to tell you something." She ran to the piano, and with one hand touched a few notes over and over, and they said, with perfect clear ness, "Come to me, papa, come to me." He rose and went over to the piano. A rare, sweet smile transfigured her odd, little face, and as he lifted her up in his arms she said, "I knew you would come, papa. Mamma won't let me call her so. She says it drives her half crazy, but I knew you would come!" Then, as if afraid of her own power, she cried out piteously, "Oh, what is It, what is it!" A girl looked out of a lace-curtained window on Fourth street. It was chilly February day, but the afternoon sun threw the pictures of the leafless trees upon the pavement. A few chll "I AM ALL ALONE." dren were racing up and down, laugh ing shrilly. The scene contrasted un favorably with the one within. From out the adjoining room came the tinkle attending the serving of after noon tea, and the medley of voices characteristic of the gathering of so ciety women over the cups. The girl had felt out of place and had Btolen away from the unbearable gossip. She felt that curious sense of loneliness, at such times, a feeling of being absent from one's own land, a longing for something undefinable. "No one understands me," she had said once to a girl, "and I do not un derstand myself. I have such strange ideas sometimes that I grow fright ened and wonder why I am different from other girls. Is this the way peo ple feel, I wonder, when they go mad?" And her companion had left with the Impression that Star Howard was, if not slightly mad, the strangest per son she had ever known. The girl looked up at the blue, blue sky and noticed a tiny white cloud in it, seemingly motionless. It seemed as lonely as if it were lost.. The poor little baby cloud! She wanted to go to It, and comfort it, and the wish seemed to draw her away from the earth. A familiar voice brought her back again. She turned to see the heavy curtains parted, and a slender, gray- gowned figure In the opening. The sweet, smiling face held a world of tenderness for the girl hastening to her. "May," she cried, "I wanted you, and did not know It! That is why I have felt so strangely alone today." "I have come to say good-by, Star," said the young woman. "I go to Aunt Isabel's tomorrow, and the wedding takes place in June, and then we go abroad." Star tightened the grasp of the little hands within her own, and her eyes, her wonderful eyes, shone with what must have been tears. "Then you are sure that you will be happy?" she began, earnestly. "Hush, Star!" and a soft kiss enforced the light command. "You have gone over that same speech a dozen times before, and it hasn't had the slightest effect. So you had better wish me joy. Some day, when your prince comes, I shall punlsa you by repeating that very speech of yours. I have heard It so often that I cannot forget" "Oh, May, it hurts me so to have you say such things! I know only too well how odd and unlovable I am. I think God as given me my few talents to take the place of those other things dear to a girl's heart. So I will wish you joy, my dear, sweet friend. We may meet in some antiquated spot in the Old World. I have promised papa to drop my Btudies and take up the role of society girl abroad this sum mer." "I am glad, glad," said her friend, earnestly. "Oh, Star, learn to be hap py! God teach you, dear! Good-by." One long silence, while Star held her to her heart, and then the girl fled to her room and cried until the darkness dropped down o'er the city, as the , IVi-n M r .:'--. ,T- T J I YA curtain falls to hide the gaudy scenery and rest the tired players. It was a glad summer day in late June. Far up In a little wooded spot on the side of the mountain sat a man and a girl. They had met at, the little inn below a month previously, and he loved her with all the ardor of youth, and the strong heart of a man who knows he has found an ideal woman. From the first be had never looked In surprise at her when she spoke her thoughts. He had been so careful not to hurt her sensitive mind. He had gently put aside her perplexing ideas with a practical suggestion, and had not laughed at her childish speeches. Day after day she became merrier and more contented, and when at last he could still his heart no long er, he told her of his love, and she knew that she might give her life Into the keeping of Wynne Lawrence, and never fear that he would misunder stand and wound her tender heart A week of glad days had passed, and then they had met May and her hus band, and Star received her own little speech from her friend's lips. This June day a party from the village were bent on climbing the mountain. Ob stinately refusing to go farther, these two lingered half way up the ascent The voices of the rest of the party grew fainter and fainter. The girl looked away to tho soutn, her beautiful eyes glowing with a strange, new light. A little troubled expression shadowed them for a mo ment, and the Keen eyes of the lover saw It "Star, you know that I love you. Surely you cannot doubt It!" bus glanced at the strong, loving face and answered tremulously: "No, I don't understand it at all; but I do not doubt you. I could not do that, be cause I love you. It seems as though I had been wandering all these years and had, at last, found rest Wynne, dare I be so happy?" He did not an swer in words. There is yet a more expressive way. It was long after when a merry laugh floated down to tell them that the others were returning. "That is May's voice," said Star. "She and my father were the only ones who cared for me." Her eyes grew questioning. "What is it, sweetheart?" he asked, tenderly. "I was thinking," she said, as they went to meet the returning tourists, "that though many hearts break be cause of loving too mucn, one mljht almost break from loving too little." The man turned and took her in his arms. "Do you mind my thinking?" she asked in a childish tone. "I love your thoughts," he answered, gravely. "More than me?" she asked, saucily, "They are you," he replied, "and you must always give them to me, for, wun you, they are mine." They slowly followed the others down the trail; bo slowly, Indeed, that the stars came out before they arrived at the inn. "They are telling me to hurry," said the girl. "Who?" asked Wynne. "My sisters up there the other star eyes." "They are jealous," he said; "that Is why." "I used to envy them," she murmur ed, "and now they are envying me," and she laughed a little, soft, contented laugh. "Wynne, do you think there are none in heaven but the good?" "Yes, Star-eyes. Why such a ques tion?" he asked, wondering if she was nearer the skies than those other stars. "I wondered if I had been good," she said In the old, childish way. "I know it now." Collarettes nml Hohs. The array of novel collarettes and boas now to be seen in leading city stores is unusually attractive. And these are just the days for them this breezy, crisp, autumnal weather, when it's far too cool for promenading with out more protection than the jacket gives at the throat and neck, yet hard ly wlnterlsh enough for storm collars or heavy furs. Some of the newest conceits in boas and collarettes are made of coarse net and mousscline de sole, thickly dotted with chenille pompons. These styles are full at the neck, and have long, well-rounded tabs, which can be caught in grace fully at the waist or allowed to fall free, at the wearer's will. While in expensive, the effect of these dainty mufflers is very pleasing, particularly where worn by a slender, willowy wo man, but there are other collarettes thousands of them. Many are pretty, and a few otherwise. Every taste can be satisfied, and it is not necessary to empty the pocketbook in order to pos sess oneself of a dainty and artistic throat protector. The Diving Spider. There is nothing new in the diving bell. Long before man thought he in vented it, the water spider knew all about it. The water spider shins down a reed, dragging his diving bell with him, and anchors it under water on a level keel, so that the air it contains keeps the water out. When this air becomes foul, the spi der swims to the top, captures a bubble with a flirt of its tall and carries It down to the bell for future reference. There the spider lives in snug com fort and no storm disturbs his lowly home. How She Keeps Warm. " The Princess of Wales possesses fur garments to the value of 12,000. An expert furrier is charged with the duty of overhauling these periodically, and great care has to be taken to keep them free from moths. Ills DIBIenltlee. Foreigner Vot you moan ven you say I learn de langwlch like a big ghost? Native American That isn't what I said. I said you were learning it in great shape. Foreigner Veil, vot's de difference? Chicago Tribune. There Is Class of People Who are injured by the use of coffee. Recently there has been placed In all the grocery stores a new preparation called GRAIN-O, made of pure grains, that takes the place of coffee. The most delicate stomach receives It without distress, and but few can tell it from coffee. It does not cost over one-fourth as much. Children may drink it with great benefit. 15 cents and 25 cent! per package. Try It. Ask tor GRALN-O. About a quarter' of the pooplo' in Paris live in apartments. Perhaps the Americans ought to stop copying Frunce in this bad particular. Mrs. Wlnmowi sjootnina; Bytap Star children u-ethltig.sof tn. tiie guin.,reducea raflsnfr bbjlUob. alleys pala. cures wind colle. M cents a buttle. The new name for the man who throws a banana peel on the sidewalk is a bananarchist VERY LOW RATES. Via tbt) Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway. j Semi-monthly excursions to the Southwest. The greatest opportunity to visit Texas, the empire state of the union, unparalleled as to resources and products and with an area exceeding all the Eastern and Middle states. The statistical reports of products as com piled by the commissioners of Texas indicate this section as having the greatest possible advantages in its mild and equable climate and in the variety and productiveness of its soil. For further information, descriptive pamphlet and dates of excursions, ap ply to Geo. K. McNutt, D. P. A., Kan sas City, Mo. Can Ton Solve Tills I'uzsle Versa A simple go-between am I, Without a thought of pride; I part the gathered thoughts of men, And liberally divide. I set the soul of Shukespeare free, To Milton's thoughts give liberty, Bid Sidney speak with freer speech, Iet Spenser sing and Taylor preach. Though through all learning swift 1 glide, Ho wisdom doth with me abide." If you can solve the foregoing, and send the correct answer to George H. Heafford, General Passenger Agent, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail way, Old Colony Building, Chicago, to gether with a two-cent stamp, he will send you what it calls for. A. B. Stlckney, president of the Chi cago Great Western Railway, has re ceived the following cable from Lon don: "London, December 7, 1898. A. B. Stickney: Reported here that At chison, Topcka & Santa Fe and Rock Island & Pacific have given notice of boycott against Chicago Great Western Railway. Is it true, and what will it amount to?" Tho following is A. B. Stlckney's answer: "Their last boy cott increased the west-bound business of the Chicago Great Western Railway to Kansas City from less than four to more than ten per cent Too early to say how profitable the present boycott will be." pEWEY'S PROJECTILES ffit. So do the pains of NEURALGIA. So does ST. JACOBS OIL. Pnln surrenders subdued, "HE THAT WORKS EASILY, WORKS v SUCCESSFULLY." CLEAN HOUSE WITH CURED BY TAKING ELIXIR SIX BROMIDES. 'e f f ' f W. Walker-Green Pharmaceutical Co. OFFICES LOSDOS. GUSGOW AND SEW TOEK CITT Western Depot 17 W. SlhSt., KniisCily, Mo. CURE YOURSELF! V ItitT f.r itii.rtirnl I diirbared, futlaniniutiuns, I irritations or ulcerutiunt uf in 11 co Ui nietfibrniH'S. I'Riiilpiifi. ftnrl not nutrtn LuHEEyAMSCkEM.GALCO. S " r puiwnoug. Sold by DrDffirifltfl. OP lent In ntnfn wrnnnnn lV oznroBR. nrpnnlil tixr 1.n, or 3 bottlei. 2.7.V Circular lent on rcQuess A Natural Black is Produced by nnaiui ai uiavn 1 Buckingham's Dys. for the (Whiskers. SO ct. of druggists or R.P.Hill it Co.,Nahu,N.H. pecans; Q rowing urul Crocking . i;-oBtnblc.Send -i-rent ' Ktiintp for booklet, HENRY PFKlrHOU. Knm city Mo. nDflDCV NEW DISCOVERY III". J I quick relief anil curcK vortil cues. Send far book of totimnrualM end 10 (lure1 treatment Free. Dr. IL u. uussk's sam. inou.,(U. Spanish War Pensions! Write us. TS.DIB Jb WHITMAN O., Attorneys, Warder Bids'., Wa.hlngtun. II. a WANTKD-Cms of baa bealtb tbat H-I P-A N-8 will not benefit. Send S cents Mi Klpana ( hemlcnl Co., fiew Vuik.for 10 aaniplea cid lXJU textlinoniula. "JSSsTiS-f Thompsoa's Ey Water. Mien Answering Aarertisementj Kindly Mention This Taper. W.N. U. Kansas City. No. 52. ISQS UURtS WHIHE ALL USE fM' S. Boat Couah BTniD. Tastes Gi tooo. use In time. Sold by drugglata. X la 1 tooday.A ff Ouxaoiced VI VOINCIHIIUI.O.r--1 V -V "XA I 1Vi JNrL n Champion Sinter. A London paper says that an tant In the Salvation army &U achieved the remarkable feat of slfjr lng 69 hymns in 59 minutes, the w casion on which this record was mdflt was called a "singing battle." He he gan with "I Will Follow Jesus," and hymn after hymn followed Swiftly When he reached the Doxology, aftM singing eight extra hymns, he was twfli and a quarter minutes ahead of thi stipulated time. Wlion he finished he shouted, "Bless tha Lord; I've broken the record." , The World's Enpply of Wheat. An English expert claims that the wheat producing soil of the world It unequal to the strain put upon 1ft Even now when the food supply is ait pic, thousands die because their diV ordered stomachs fail to digest th( food they take. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters strengthen and tone up thi stomach and digestive organs. Garlic first came from A.-da, and it still has the habit of going a great way, even in small quantities. A St. Louis belle calls hor rival, who married rich, a "boodleress." We will forfeit 11,000 if any of onr pun llshed testimonials are proven to be not genuine. Tai Eibo Co., Warren, Pa. "Eat and drink with a friend, butde not trade with him," says a Turkish proverb. TO CURB A COLD IN ONE DAT Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money If It falls to cure. 60. The genuine has L. li Q. on each tablet. A man does not even have to be a Christian Scientist to think well of himself. Established 1780. Baker's Chocolate, celebrated for more 3 than a century as a J delicious, nutritious, j cava iivaii-4wi.iuiig beverage, has our J well-known Yellow Label J on the front of every 3 package, and our j trade-mark,"La Belle y Chocolatiere,"on the jj back, e NONE OTHER GENUINE. & ? MADE ONLY BY rtl I WALTER BAKER & CO. Ltd, g ft Dorchester. Mass. N: knocked out, and captured. Diploma Awarded Chlfar Seal (. njr Slorh and Hay Stale at Oaaaha Kipa Ittoa. OMeUI HealM Stock FavIIJea,. World'. Fair, Ibleagd, IHltf. Broatrt bo pit SUfl Pnunea. Iroaa forfitoak liafiba Scalea far all purpotfla. Ba- and (Jnallty. IioirMl Pricca Warraattflt Alio at tttaolnale Price t Sewing Bach I dm, Hafoa. Dlfieltft Blaebimltba' ToMa,Fed llla.Corn Bh1lera,Kaglnaa,B6lJar4a, Plowa. Scrapera. Wire at-, (Uoies, Saddlra, llarataa. Bun la Blrlaha and hundreda oraarrul artlrlri. Catalog- ft. Addrr CUU'AOO 8CALB CO., DM Jackaoa Boaltiard, Galeae, U Wheat "Nnrhin'r Imf. ivlianf. no fa. A a u- could reach on either sido: what you might n.l 1 1 n una nf wlianf l ...I. . ( ""a a luubuier speaking of Western Canada said while r ferriug to that country. For particulars as to routes, railway faros, etc., apDlr to CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AGENT, Department Iutwior. Ottawa, Pannrla.or t5 J. B. Crawford, 214 West Ninth Street, Kansas City, Mo. 1,000 NEWSPAPERS Aro now using our International Type-High Plates Sawed to LABOH-SAViNfi LENGTHS. They will save time In your composing room as they can bo handled even Quicker thnn type. No ex ti n charge is made for saving plates to short lengths. Send a trial order to this offloo and be convinced. western Newspaper union, KANSAS CITY. MO. STRANGE BUT TRUE Yon can get a Gold Watch worth SIS 00. war ranted for live years, (Ladlea'orGenti1) for V eta. Fur partlvu lara addreaa with stamp HDLBR00H & McNAHARA, BRIDGEPORT, CON. . ft ft & ft ft ft ft T" ft PUiS. 8 Gold Mai fmmj Wheat L-eM Wheat at A A A S.