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KANSAS AGITATOR GARRETT. KANSAS.
Russian Business Ways r Bank Officials Hardly What Delights of a Sail on of Moscow, the Ancient Capital of the Empire, (Special Correspondence.) O say farewell to Ba toum was good-bye to the Caucasus, with Its mountains beyond com pare, Its wonderfully good-looking men, Iti extortionate hotels and cheap railways, Its de licious peaches, and, lastly, to its ftea3. And In spite of the drawbacks it was to us a painful ceremony. The ceremony of departure was painful to some extent, both on account of our passports and of our letters of credit. The former had been delivered Into the hands of the hotel on the night of our arrival, and were returned next morning. When they had been snugly stowed away, our portmanteaus and bundles packed, our dressing cases locked, and we were preparing to sally forth in search of the bank we were Informed that we must again deliver nfrlw Temple of the Savior. (Moscow.) our passports. There was much both er In unearthing the things, but they were at last produced, and after an tour returned, and again we prepared to sally forth. As by that time we felt that we pretty well understood the ways and methods of letters of credit, we decid ed to send our courier on a shopping expedition and go by ourselves to the ' bank. We found all the officials of the bank most polite and considerate. To all that we said thqy bowed and smiled and said: "Yes, ccrtf.inly." And, taking our letters, returned to a far room to per use their contents. After waiting many minutes It oc curred to one of us that the identifi cation was not sufficient. So we begged the attendance of one of the stalwart gentlemen, both of whom looked like Germans, and said In Eng lish (which we took It for granted they understood, as there had always been English-speaking clerks in all the banks heretofore), that if they wished further identification we could name auch and such people In Batoura. They ittill bowed politely and said, "Yes, cdrtainly." Then we decided that those two words were the only ones they knew or understood, which really proved to t . a C General View of be the case. I said politely that pos sibly Monsieur would prefer to speak French, and they both brightened vis ibly. . After a time, however, the same aftably knowing look began to return to their blonde countenances, and they retired again to cover, taking the letters with them. ' Can it be that they understand no a Trial to Tourhis We Would Call Vpto,Datc the Black Sea Some Views French either? we sp3culated. One of them appearing at the door of their private lair, to regard with puzzled elanccs our open countenances, we hailed him politely in German. An ex presslon -of immense relief overspread hL fat fr.ee, and he cped to us with fleet, "flat" feet, and, all smiles and beaming glnnces, took a chair back of the lr.r.c,e table at which we were scat ed, and then, in fairly good German, begged that the ladles. If they object ed not, would read to him the con tents of the Utters of credit. The ladies did so In German, and ex plained as best they could the mean ing of the thinv why we had come to tl em and the fact that we were not to be charged a large percentage on our checks. The ladles themselves were, I fear, extremely hazy in theii understanding of the subject in hand; but they did their best, wondering at the same time why the sign "EngllsS spoken" was o be seen displayed upoi the bank's dcors, and why the name of a bank which evidently knew noi the ways of a letter of credit was tc be found upon those letters. All that afternoon we skirted th shore in sight of the magnificent mountains, with those of Asia Mlnoi also In view, a panorama of peakt seen across a sea almost unbcllcv ably blue. It was a dreadful night, and had there been any kind of shelter neai by the captain would have put us off But we were several miles from town and there were no droschkes In sigh) or hearing. Even if there had been it would have been Impossible to drive in such a wind. The captain was ur. all night and in great doubt as to the strength of his cables. Next morning wo watched with In terest the arrival of two droschkes ol passengers. They "proved to contain only a melancholy yoing Russian and four French officers, none of whom could speak a word of English. W longed for one other womau. We started late In the afternoon, and the next four days were made as pleasant for us as was possible. The ship's of fleers did all in their power to make us content. The captain we considei a very remarkable person. Born Ir Corsica of parents who could no 11)11 3 jfill "5 fci Moscow. even read their language, and whe had not money enough to give him a; education, he had educated himsel; and worked his way up, until at ths age of fifty he commanded the bee,i ship of the Black Sea merchant fleet, besides which he had learned to speak Italian, French and Germas and could understand English. Sim CATCHING A BURGLAR NEW YORK MAN HAS FIXED UP ELABORATE SCHEME. Ha Rightly Thinks a Midnight Prowl' er Would Have Little Chance to Escape the Traps So Cleverly Set A Most Ingenious Scheme. In Westchester county, where many burglaries have been committed re cently, people are asking one another what they would do if they should awaken suddenly some night and find a burglar in the room. The answers do not vary much. One man, how ever, has, or thinks he has, solved the problem. "What a burglar fears," he said, "Is a noise, so I have arranged a scheme that I think will work. "Right in my bedroom is a big, healthy, 12-Inch gong. It Is worked by electricity and the switch is fas tened on the inside of the sideboard of my bedstead, out of sight, but very convenient to my band as I lie in the bed. "When I turn that switch there Is a racket right there in the room that is enough to set a man crazy, es pecially in the night time. Just imag ine that big gong starting its racket while a poor burglar Is gathering up a few trinkets to take away with him as souvenirs. I'll bet it would scare him so that he'd drop his booty, and his intentions with it, and just light out. Calculating on this effect I have arranged a little surprise for bur glarious visitors. Fastened by Its lower end to one of the banisters at the head of the stairs leading to the parlor floor is a stick of oak an inch and a half square. At the top it is held in place by a catch such as holds the front door in a flat house. "When I turn on the switch this catch is released and the stick drops straight across the stairway about six Inches f.-om the floor. I know a bur glar will run if he hears that bell in my room, and I want to do something for him after he leaves. He will, naturally, rush for the stairs and he won't be particular to examine the way to And out If it is just as he left it when he came up. "Imagine him, then, rushing in ter ror from my room and meaning to es cape by way of the stairs. He's sure to bring up with his shins against that stick. When he does I'll bet he won't go down the stairs on his feet. Ol course, I am not anxious to hurt him, but if he will place himself In a bad position, I must do the best I can for the community, of which he Is cer tainly not a useful member. "If the burglar lands on his feet, which is not likely, or is spry and well enough after he strikes the par lor floor to jump up and run before I can get to the top of the stairs, he is all right and safe enough for all of me. If, however, I can get him at a disadvantage I will try to have him put where he will not commit another burglary for some time, and this is how I propose to accomplish that trick. "In one corner of my bedroom 1 keep a double-barreled shotgun. It i always leaded and ready for use. "My intention Is when I have scared any burglar with the sound of the big bell, to jump from my bed, grab the bhotgun and reach the head of the stairs as soon as he reaches the bot tom. At my door Is another switch which will turn on the electric light in the hall at the foot of the stairs. I intend to turn this and let the poor fellow see where he lands, if he cares to look. "But the light will show me also where he lands, while I myself will be In semi-darkness. If I am at the top of the stairs, where it Is not so dark that he cannot see my gun, and ha is ir a bright light, I think the odds will be heavily on my side, especially since he is certain to feel a little dls commoded because of his undignified descent. The probability is that he will be kind enough to heed me If I tell him to stay just where he is while my wife calls the police on the tele phone." Couldn't Catch the Bed. A correspondent sends this story to the New York Times: A little boy and his older sister, together with their parents and myself, had all been walking in the park one evening, and on our way home stopped at the Casino. The father whispered an order to the waiter: "Lemonade. Four plain, and a stick In mine." When the father got his glass there was no "stick," but he supposed it was an oversight and drank in silence. We walked home, and the children were sent up to bed. Ten minutes later the sister came to report that John nlo was unmanageable and that he refused to go to bed. I was asked to go and set things straight. On en tering the room I found him creeping stealthily about the floor on all fours, 1:1s eyes fixed on the bed. When I ordered him to "Get right straight Into bed!' he answered: "Well, I want to. I'm all right. Somebody hold t'.:o bed!" Rich Wives aa Lottery Prizes. For the Milan exhibition of 1905 an original competition is proposed nothing less than a world's beauty show, with a first prize of a million francs, four prizes of EOO.OOO francs, eight of 200,000, twenty of 100,000, and fifty-five of 50.000. To cover expenses a lottery would be organized. The lucky winner of the first prize would take the prize lady and the million, if both, like Barkis, were "willln'." U not, they would have the "dot" bo tween them. The other prizes would be dealt with on the same principle. PRETTY TELEPHONE GIRL WEDS IRON MILLIONAIRE HEAD OF TELEGRAPH DIVISION Charles B. Horton to Succeed Colonel John J. Dickey. Charles B. Horton, who has been ap pointed superintendent of the western division of the Western Union Tele graph company to succeed Col. John J. Dickey, deceased, i3 one of the best known and most popular telegraph men In the West. Mr. Horton was born at Geneva, N. Y. He was taken by his parents to Northville, Mich., in 1857 and in 1863 be migrated to Nebraska. In 1864 young Horton crossed the plains, drlv. lng six yoke of oxen hitchen to a "prairie schooner" and reached Den ver in the fall. He enlisted In the Th!rd Colorado Cavalry, better known as "Chivington's 100-day men," and took part in the expedition against the Indians which resulted In the famous Sand Creek massacre. At the expira tion of his term of service with Chiv ington he re-enlisted in the Second Colorado cavalry. After the war Mr. Horton attended Tabor college for two years and then served three years in the regular army, being a member of battery C, Third United States artillery. Ho then returned to Michigan, where he engaged in business and married. At this time he learned telegraphy and on his return to Nebraska in 1878 he en tered the service of the Western Union Telegraph company, holding the posi tion of operator until the Western Union and the American Union com panies consolidated, whereupon be was appointed cashier of the Omaha ofuce. Where Carnegie Drew the Line. They tell a story of Mr. and Mrs. Carnegie being Invited to dinner by a box holder at the Metropolitan opera house, the party going on to the per formance afterward. As the dessert was reached the guest of honor asked his fashionable hostess what opera they were to see. "La Tosca," was tho reply. "Ah!" said Mr. Carnegie, mov ing away his chair, "that's Immoral.' We cannot go. to it," and immediately the ironmaster and his wife ordered their carriage and departed. 9 TOIVNE Miss Mary Towne Bogardiis, the pretty telephone girl, vhose romantic engagement to Albert Edward Tower, the millionaire widower and owner of the Poughkeepsle iron works, has been a subject of comment in society circles Bince the announcement was made shortly tfter Mr. Tower's wife killed herself and her 14-ycar-old son last spring, was married to her ad mirer In her parents' humble home at Poughkeepsle, N. Y last week. After the ceremony Mr. Tower took his bride direct to nls palatial home on Hyde Park road. His mansion had been ex tensively altered and refurnished in preparation for the coming of its new mistress, DUSE TO HAVE A THEATER. Daughter of Pierpont Morgan Will Aid Famous Italian Actress. Ml3s Anne T. Morgan, daughter of J. Pierpont Morgan, has undertaken to raise a fund of $150,000 with which to provide a theater in Italy for the use of Mine. Eleonora Duse, the actress. While Mme. Duse was attending a re ception Miss Morgan heard her speak of her long cherished plan to erect a temple of art to be devoted to the pro duction of classic and modern drama. The young New York woman at once raised $21,000 among her friends and pledged her support to the project un til the theaier is built. Only the wom en friends of Miss Morgan are to be asked to subscribo to the undertaking. MANY GREET BISHOP HARE. South Dakotans Celebrate Thirtieth Anniversary of His Consecration. Sioux Falls residents and many clergymen and others from various parts of South Dakota participated last week in the public reception given in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of the consecration of Rt. Rev. Will lan Hobart Hare, Episcopal bishop of dev.. Wn Bjahop HA?e South Dakota and famous for his work among the Indians. The reception im Informal and taraalv mttendnd. ' TZ&J ANNIE TTfQPGAN f w For Comfort In 'Cycling. The latest Invention is a combined umbrella and fan for the cycle. Th canopy is made in the form of an or dinary umbrella and la fitted with blades, which as the cycle speeds along, catch the air and rotate the apparatus. Monument to Pioneers. The three Swedish pioneers In Min nesota, Oscar Roos, Carl Fernstrom and August Sandahl, have just had a monument erected to their memory at New Scandla, Minn. Cress a Quick Growing Plant Cress is the quickest growing of plants. Under perfect conditions it will flower and seed within eight days of planting. Princess Has Beautiful Eyes. The little Princess Yolande of Italy Is said to have the largest and dark est eyes of any European princess. Use for 8pent Hops. Litter for horses and cows is ta be) made from spent bops at Dublin. A Struggle for Life. Eagle River, Mo., Jan. 19th. Maggie E. Decker, a hard-working woman 49 years of age, whose home Is here, has just gone through a thrilling battle for her life. Many another would have lain down and died, for for twelve long years she has suffered the most awful pains. She had Kidney Trouble and Rheu matism, combined with a very dis tressing stomach trouble. At last she got so bad that she cculd not Bleep, for she ached all over, and was so lame that she could scarcely walk. She spent over a hundred dollars in different medicines, but only to be dis appointed, for everything failed to help her. At last, however, just when she waa beginning to despair of ever finding a remedy, she beard of Dodd's Kidney Pills and bought six boxes. She says: "Now I can eat well, sleep well, and am feeling splendid. God bless Dodd's Kidney Pills, for they saved my life. My troubles were many, but Dodd's Kidney Pills cured me completely. But fcr them I surely would have died." During courtship affection Is apt to be overdone, but after marriage it is rare. NO MORE TICKET SCALPING IN CHICAGO. Illinois comes Into line with New York and Pennsylvania in vigorous action against the ticket scalping thieves and forgers, three having been sentenced on Saturday, in Chi cago, after a iM'tnlght's trial, one of whom, profiting by his experience, pleaded guilty to a second indictment, while the trial of the others will doubtless proceed to another convic tion. Chicago has long been a favor ite field for ticket speculation, and a blow against the nefarious practice could nowhere have been landed more effectively.' The persistent and unit ed efforts of the leading railroads of the country to exterminate the busi ness, which is simply one of petty lar ceny, robbing the poor and the wage earners, are bringing most satisfac tory results. From the Brooklyn Standurd-Un'on.' Somehow cut-diamond rates are al ways higher than the original prices. UNION MADE W. L.DouKlas makes and sella mora men's $3.50 and S3.00 shoes than any other two manufacturers In the world, which proves ineir superiority they are worn by more people In all stations of life than any other make. Herauso W. 1m. DouiiIrs Is the largest ninnuf.icturer , he can uy clienpor and roiluce lils shoes at lower cost than other con- corns, which onahles him to soli shoes fur $3.50 and &.S.O0 equal in every way to those sold elso- wliere for 4 ami s'i.iio. W. 1m. Douelas !.(.) I and S3 shoos are worn by thousamlsof menwho have been paying $ t ami $5,not hclioving they couiu gui a ursit'iass snoe ior t.s.w or fj.uu. He has convinced thorn that tho style, fit, and wear of his $3.50 and $3.00 shoes is just as'good. Placed side by side it is impossible to tsoe any difference. A trial will convince. Sfollre I nrrrntr nm Sales ! ,eO,K:l,St In i;iiliii: ViTOSilen: .V"4,:40,0 A Kalu of 4,t,4AU.?l in Four Yean. . W. L. DOUCLA8 S4.0O CILT EDGE LINE, Worth SS.OO Compared with Other Makes. Tht best Imported and American leathers. Heyl't Patent Calf, Enamel, Box Calf, Calf, Vicl Kid, Corona Colt, and Motional Kangaroo. Fast Color Eyelets. Paiitlnn. ?h aenuine have W. L. DOUQLAS VAUUUIIfl name and price stamped on bottom. Alort bu maii. 2.V. ejtra. Win. t'alalnaree. W. 1,. UOUULAS, IIBOCKTO,, MASS. WESTERN CANADA GRAIN CROWING. MIXED FARMING. The Ronton Why more vhent I grown tn Western Canada In tew fthoi-t months than elsewhere, la been ii Ke vRKOtatton prows In pro portion to the tuinlttctit. The mora northerly latitude In which grain wlllconie to perfection, Uiu betwr It ts. Therefore 63 lb, per bushel Ir as fair a standard at 60 lbs. in the Kant. Area underorop in Western Canada, 1903, 1,067,330 Aores, YitV IMS, 117.S28,?S4 Bus. HOMESTEAD LANDS OH 160 ACRES FREE. the only charf jfor which Is 9 10 for making entry. Abtm'tlunce of watur ami fuel, bulletin; material chuap, nooti xrmta for punturo umt hay. a fertile sol, a sutiiclcnt rainfall, and a climate giving an augured pd adequate eaon nf growth. 8nml to the following for an Atlas and other literature, mid aio for cor'.llk-ato nlvliitf you re duced freight and pn'sfcr rut us. etc., etc.: Superintendent of Immigration. Ottawa. Canada, or to .),&. Omwford. ti Wont Ninth St.. Kansas city. Mo., the authorized Canadian (ioveriiment Atxfnt. RE YOU SATISFIED ? re you entirely satisfied with the cowls you nay una wiui tuo jirlcei thut you imy? Over 2.(1(10.000 peoplo oro trncllnir with us and eeuliiir U'!r kooUs at wkulesalt f rices. Our 1.000-rve cntulomio will be sent on receipt ot 15 cents. It tells tbe story. ii Hi CHICAGO