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OOUKANT, KuTAnusitKD 1893. DBM001UT.KBTABM8KSD1B86. KLSMORE KAOLK, KftTABLMMKn 1890. 8AVONHUUO PUOORK8B, K8TABUIIBD 1891, Iola, Allen County, Kansas, Friday, February, 28 1902. VOL. XXXVI No. 15 m ; v.. Ai- -VAyvrvvrxA ' Editorial Correspondence Washington, Feb. 14. Since the publication of my nttludc on tho oleo margarine question, I liuvo been much gratified to reeolvo a great many lot tors In commendation of it. Thoso liuvo not como from tho manufacturers of olcoinurgurinu, us miht be sus pecuu a1? a mutter of fact 1 never recciMiliin intimation, oral or writ ton, dii'tcilyor Indirectly, from any manuiuetuter of oleomargarine at tempting to inlluoiR'o my position on tho ninttor but from farmers and others, who might naturally bo sup posed to tuko the other side of tho question. Amwii; other letters is one from Dr. Carl Swcnsson, tho distin guished president of Uctlinuy Col lege, ut Ltndsbori;, Kansas, which .states tlio easo so clearly tliat I trust he will pardon tho liberty I talco in publishing it. Dr. Swonsson says: "Pardon mo from suggesting to you that in my humble opinion the pro posed prohibitive legislation against oleomargarlno is a stupendous blow against tho poor people, tlio working people and against everyone who is not wealthy. "If wo cliooso to cat olco instead of butter, whoso business is it but our own ? And why in tlio name of com mon senso should tho ere mery trusts bo allowed to color their products, every pound of it, when the oleo pro ducer is to bo refused that privilege':' Thorn is no equity in that proposition. "I am raised in tho country, I know nil about milk and butter from per- nnr.nl . ..n..t .. 1.... T 1n... ll.n. lw. OUUU1 U.IUl ItHIUU. UUl J. ItllUW, UJUb UIU peoplo of tho United States should liuvo tho right to havo it look as well us possible. Let every pound of oleo bo labolcd, us it now is, and let tho matter drop there. That would bo right. Tho farmor furnished tho raw material in overy easo, but the cream ery trusts and combinations do not but in ono, and that is why all this fuss is kopt up. Tho farmer Is not tho gainer, but tho creamery trust is, by tho proposod legislation; and tho poor people, tho nilddlo classos oven, are losors." As a matter of fact, tho bill which passed on Wednesday is a very dif ferent measure from what has been horetoforo known as the Grout bill so different, indeed, that General Grout himself has expressed the opin ion that "it is not worth a rush." I um of that opinion mys6lf, although from a wholly different standpoint than that from which General Grout spoaks. ( am utterly opposed to the fraudulent salo of oleomargarlno for butter, as overy readorof tho Rmis'mt knows, and I think some national leg islation is needed to prevent it. The minority bill, in my "judgment, will prevent such fraudulent sale, and that is tlio roason I supported it. Tho majority bill, on tho other hand oven if it should 1k?couio a law, which Js very doubtful will not havo this effect, for tlio reason that no perma nent good can over bo accomplished by u law framed upon an unjust principle. It is a rule to which there is no exception within my recollection tl.a a measuro founded upon princi ples of abstract justico and right grows stronger with agitation. The fuct that after two years of argument, tho Grout bill passed tho House with loss than half tho majority recorded for It in the last Congress, is tlio best possiblo evidence that it is not founded on just principles. As sorao readers of tho RlXilSTWi who havo boen watching this legislation closely may wish to know exactly tho form of tho bill which finally passed tho IIouso I shall bo glad, to sond a copy of it to anyone who may mall such a request. Tho doleguto from Now Mexico, Mr. Rodoy, is a dolightful llttlo red-hoadod Irishman, who happons, by tho way, to havo boon employed onjtho A. & P.lroad In that Territory away back In 1881 at tho samo tlmo I was (except that lie was doing olllco work while 1 was hording mules). And ho was tolling mo today somo of his troubles. "You have two men in tho Somite," ho said "and oight men horo in tho IIouso, to watch things your Stato is interested in, so that you don't all havo to bo on guard all tho tlmo. I havo nobody In the Souato and I am alone horo, so I havo to watch every thing all tho tlmo. I havo bills before u dozon committees and I don't daro to loavo tho IIouso for fear somothlng may happen. Hosidos all thut I got letters in French, Spanish, and Eng lish, and wagon loads .of them I thought I worked hard boforo I camo hore, for I havo a mighty strenuous law pructico; hut I novor worked more than two-thirds us hard in my lifo as I am working now." And tho chances tiro that tlio dologutos from all tho other Torrltorlos would toll a similar story, for while a Dologato has no vote In tho IIouso ho ropresents a con r . $iA v . i. stituency which is governed direct from Washington and thereforo has most multitudinous wants which the Del egate must look after. Among all the Delegates of recant jours none has worked harder or to better purpose than Dennis Flynn, of Oklahoma, and ho made no secret of the fact that he Is gottlng weary. "If the nomination and election wcro tendered to me on a a golden platter," ho said tho other day, "I would not tako it." lie. may change his mind, uml Oklahoma ought to pray that he mny but that is tho way ho fools now. A Territorial Dologato surely earns his salary if anybody doos. Senator and Mrs. S. .1. Stewart, of C'ottngo Grovo, who have boon here dur ing thepasttwomonths.oxpeotto return homo in a few days. While they havo been hero chlelly for chnngoand rec reation, the Senator has been holping his brother, Major Stewart, with u claim which tlio latter has before tho Department horo growing out of Ills re eolvnrshlp of the old Humboldt land olllce. lie has also been looking aftor somo matters of importance to tho Stato Agricultural College Tho IIouso this afternoon passed, without debato and by a unanimous vote, a joint resolution submitting a constitutional amendment providing for tho election of United States Sena tors by a direct voto of tho people. Tho resolution now goes to tho Senato where in all probability it will sleop a long, long sleon. C. F. S. Washington, Feb. 18. A strange and wonderful thing happened in the Houso of Representatives yesterday. At ono stroko, without a word of do bato and without a negative voto, tho last vestiges of tlio Spanish war taxes were swept from tlio statute books, tho revenues of tho government being thereby reduced sovonty-soven million dollars a year. It is doubtful if leg islation of such magnitude and im portance was over beforo enacted with so much unanimity and so llttlo talk in any free legislative body on earth. This singular result at least tho elim ination of tho talk was duo to what seemed to bo a sudden notion on tho part of Mr. Richardson tho Demo cratic leader. Tlio commltteo on rules brought in a rule providing that tho measuro should bo considered in tho committee of the whole until four o'clock today nnd then reported to tho IIouso and tho vote taken. Tho Dem ocrats, under tho leadership of Mr. Richardson, fought this rule until shut oil' by tho provious question. As soon as tlio previous question was ordered Mr. Richardson uroso and asked unanimous consent that tho voto on tho bill bo takon at once. Tho Re publicans, of course, could not object, becauso it was their moasuro and they woro supposed to bo ready to voto on it at any timo. Tho Democrats could not object becauso party discipline compels them to follow their loader. And so tho voto was takon at once notwithstanding Mr. Payno and Mr. Dulzcll, of tho Republicans had pre pared long speeches in dofenso of the bill, whllo soverul Democrats had ex pected to make a lot of campaign thunder by demuding that tho tax be bo left on somo of tho big corpora tions, on beer andjoii a few other arti cles which pooplo generally think ought to bo heavily taxed. Of courso Mr. Payno and Mr. Dal .oil uro not worrying about tholr unspoken spoechos, although they havo to sub mit to good deal of good natured joshing from their friends. But tho Democrats aro mad. Tholr own loader shut them oil' from getting a slnglo protest into tho Record and tlioy dared not voto against tho bill, hence thoy aro foreclosed from a word of cam paign criticism. So what Mr. Rich ardson probably thought would bo a good joko on his Ropublican oppo nents, looks to his party friends a good deal liko a boomerang. So far as I am personally concerned I should havo beon glad of a chanco to voto to retain somo of thoso taxos. I don't think thooxtra taxes on boor or on tlio sugar trust or on tho iStandard Oil Company was hurting anybody. Tho argumont, howovor, was that all theso taxes woro lovied In the first place as a special war tax, Intended from tho boglnning to bo temporary, and that when tlio tlmo camo whon tho rovonuo was 'not needed it was only fair thut all of them should go oil' to gether. Anothor most Important action was taken yesterday. And that was tho , .j. ',.'dSH, "V. it .. rt.'uti ' ' "v 3fcMfti'WMiT'ii UMT i iWTnnr Eg - passago by tho unanimous voto of tho Ropublican Congress of a resolution asking tho Speaker to appoint a special committee whoso duty it should bo to oarofully investigate tho olection laws of the various stutos with a view to ascertaining v bother the right of any persons to voto were denied or abridged contrary to tho constitution of tho United Stutos, and report their llndings to tlio House. This is tho llrst step in what is hoped will bo tho ulti mate righting of ulgreut'and notorious wrong, it is well known that thirty Democrats uro now silting on tlio floor of tho IIouso who owe (their ullegcd election directly to tlio unlawful sup pression of tlio negro voto. It Is also known Unit when thorecontconventlon mot to frame, u constitution for Vir ginia, tho inembors by a voto of "id to ;i" rofusod to take the usual oath to support tlio constitution of tho United States for tho avowedjire.tson that It might embarrass them when they camo to framo the sullragbjsectlon! In view oUheso notorious and uiidonod condi tions, tho Republicans in Congress havo felt that the loastj;thoy could do was to gather thojfuotsjund submit them to tho country. Thoso facts will form a basis for Informed and Intelli gent public opinion, (and tho Republi can party can bo trusted to respond t'o it. Washington, February 20. A great many people who havo been Interested in tlio passago of tho Gillctt-Lodgobill will bo gratllled to learn that it lias passed both houses and Idas received tho signutttro of the President. This bill forbids tho salo of intoxicants, opium -ind liro arms bylAmorlcun citi zens in islands of tho Paclllc not un der any civilized power. It is intended specially to roush tho Now Hebrides, and In order that tlio protection which it extonds may bu permanent and unl versul In It's nppltcatlou, Secretary Hay has asked tho British government to join ours in submitting to other commercial powors a universal troaty to prohibit tho salo of Intoxicunts, opium and fire arms to all aboriginal races ovorywhoro. It Is doubtful if any other enactment of tho American congross was over so directly in the interest of righteousness and human ity. Anothkr most important measuro which is likely to become a law is Sen ator Nelson's bill for tlio creation of an oecutivo department, to bo known as tho Department of Commerce. This bill was drawn in compllunco with tho curnost recommendation of Prosldent Roosevelt, mid provides for an uddi tionul member of tho cabinet, to bo known us tho Secretary of Coinmorce, with an assistant secretary and a full complement of olllcers. Under tho now department shull bo tho following of fices and bureaus: Life-saving Ser vice, light-houso board, light-houso service, Marino Hospital Sorvlco, steamboat inspection sorvlco, Bureuu of Navigation, und the Unltod States shipping commissioners, Buroau of Immigration, Bureau of Statistics, tho United Suites Coast and Gocdetlc Survey, tho commissioner of rail roads, tho Department of Labor, com missioner of llsli and lUlicrlos, Bu reau of Foroign Commerce, now In tho Stato Department, to bo consolidated with the Bureau of Statistics. Thero Is also established a Buroau of Manufactures und a Buroau of Mines and Mining. Tho now department is dosigncd to promoto commerce and gatlior and furnish all information upon coiumarco and Industries. It also will roliovo the oilier departments, notably tho Treasury, of n groat amount of work now performed there. Tho last Congress changed tho pen sion laws In such a way us to permit tho widow of a soldier who hud re married, and whoso second husband had died, to bo rostored to tho pen sion rolls, provided sho could provo that hor first husband died from dis abilities incurred during his urmy ser vice At this lato dato It is nearly Impossible for such proof to bo given, und us u rosult tho law, whllo Intonded to bo benollcent, really accomplishes but llttlo good. It has scorned to mo that it is unjust and unnecessary to ro qulro this proof to bo mado, and I havo thereforo introduced a bill elimi nating this provision of tho present law, which 1 hopo will meot with tlio approval of tho old soldlors and their friends and may become a law. I havo already alludod In this cor respondence to singular and some timos amusing letters received by mem bers of Congress. In further illustra tion of this I was shown tho other day a lottor rccolvod by ono of my col loaguos from u gontlomun in Kentucky, who stuted that his son was now a ros idont of Kiinsas, und that ho had writ ton his parents a lettor, usklng them .,t . . .d . ' .V v - - Wmeiii xmvgmm'&s'iwrMZ xymnwat iriirnasKaasKiw to sond him the money to buy an over coat und a hat. Tlio father enclosed this letter to tho congressman, asking him to kindly send the boy tlio money which ho doslrcd. Tlio old and experienced leaders of tho Houso understand perfectly wall that thero are u.certainnuinberof bun combo speochos which must got them selves delivered somo time dining tho session. Thoy uro therefore allording as much opportunity for them during thoseeaiiy and unhurried days as pos siblo, in order that when tho rush comos toward tho closo of tho sosslon, tho wheels of tlio machine may not be Impeded. It Is on this account, there fore, that whllo tho Indian impropria tion bill has been nominally under Consideration every day this weok, yet as u mattor of fuel not a single speech hus usyot beon made boaring directly upon any Item of tho bill. The House has been "In commltteo of the whole IIouso on tlio stato of the Union for the consideration of II. R. li:f.",:i," which Is equivalent to "mlscollanoou.s matters and matters portainlng to tho good ot tho order" in the usual well regulated lodgo program. It is construed to mean that overy man who can got tho recognition of the Chair is at liberty to talk about any subject he pleases, und so tho talk this week has ranged wide. A considerable part of It from tho Ropublican sldo has boen directed to tlio boorish and ill-timed remarks mado by Mr. Wheeler, of Kentucky, last week In Ills attack upon Secretary Ray and his criticism of tho adminis tration for sending a special eiuoy to King Edward's coronation, and for extending courtesies to Princo Henry of Germany. Doubtless the best of thoso Ropublican speeches was mado by Mr. Boutollo.of Illinois, who took occasion to show that if it was "dlsgrucoful sycophancy and llunk- oyism" to send special representatives to royal coronations, or to treat royal visitors with courtesy, thopractico did not orlginato with tho. Ropublican party. Among other thiugs ho road a lettor from Thomas Jefferson, tho father of democratic simplicity, ad dressed to his London business agent, asking him to buy him a family coat of arms, as ho understood thoy were to besftd eV.eatf. He also road a let ter from Mr. JolTorson, written only a few months before tho ro volution, in which ho stated that ho would "rather bo In dopendonco on Groat Britain than any other nation on earth, or than on no nation," Mr. Boutello humorously suggostcd thut Jellerson's reason for perforring to lie dependent on Great Britain was tho four that if u republi can form of government wero estab lished, his coat of arms would not bo a valuablo asset. Coming on down the line, Mr. Boutello instanced the attendance of the son of President VanBuren at tho coronation of Queon Victoria, whero ho was treated with such distinction as to gain tho sobri quet of ''Princo John," which ho re tained tho remainder of ills lifo. Com ing on down to 181)0, thespeaker culled nttentlon to tho fuct thut two speciul envoys woro sent by Mr. Clevolund to attend tho coronation of tho C.ar of Russia, nnd ho created much amuse ment by reading cablegram:! und let tors from General Breckenrldgo, then our minister to Russia, asking for in structions as to the costume ho should wear, und describing thut required by court otiqiiotto. Ho then alluded to tho visit of tlio Grand Duko Aloxis, and quoted a long description of the obsequious attentions that wero paid o him by tho Democratic governor and loglsiatiUQ of tho stato of Ken tucky, closing what ho called tho "natural history of truculent sycoph ancy" by describing tho visit of tho Queon of Iluwull to Washington, und her reception by President Clovoland, Including a stato dinner, at which tho queon occupied tho soat of honor ut tho right of tho President, nnd tho othor members of tho dusky company woro troat3d with corresponding con sideration. The specchof Mr. Wheeler hud beon founded upon tho supposi tion that tho Republican party wastho only party in this country which had over shown any consideration what ovor for kingly ceremonies or royal visitors, auu Mr. Boutollo's rovlow of Democratic precedents wus un answer so completo and crushing that tho gen tleman from Kentucky did not oven attempt u reply, whllo somo of his Democratic colleaguos took occasion to oxprossly disavow any sympathy with tho hontlmonts to which ho had glvon uttoraiico. C. F. S. P. S. I urn in receipt of two or threo unsigned requests from Iola ask ing for gaHon seeds, similar to tlio ono rocontly published In tho Riccns Ti:it. I inn glad to comply with nny requost, whonover it is within my power to do so, und hopo thut this may moot tho oyo of tho persons who Bout tho unsigned lottors. ' . 1 I. Kansas Clips $Mr. Lightbody llvoo ut Salinn. iNowton's Masonic lodgo has .'120 membeni und is the largest in Kansas. A San Francisco paper thinks that Aguiniildo would till trie It vorv proper that Funston should go to "Scarritt" hospital. A roviewor for tho New York Times has just discovered Eugene Ware's book of poems and ilvns him u two. column oulogy. Abilene Is talking of paving her streets with burnt gumbo. A good many Kansas towns aro alroudy puvod with unburnt gumbo. Arch Davenport labored with Ft. Scott's city council to got a gilrbugo ordlnanco passed und wus tl o llrst man arrested for violating it. I Warren V. Pino, formorlv of Hum boldt, and Myrtle Knots, of lieasan ton, wero recently united under tho catchy caption; l'luo-Knots. Ilolen Messmcr, of Vermillion, woro a celluloid comb in her hair and, get ting too closo to a stove, thn comb ignited. Now sho is nearly bald. For tho llrst tlmo In ten weeks tho Osborne County Farmor was unable to report u birth und it culls on its loyal friends not to repeat tho omis sion. The gutters of Sullna's streets aro sc clogged that it was ronor'.ed re cently that tho sticet commissioner had fallen into ono of the ponds thus mado and drowned. Will White isn't tlio onlv uroat man who is to como out. of Emporia. Adolph Wind of that place Is training to tako a placo on tho Baltlmoro base ball team at $3,000. Tho Galena Times is leading a worthy crusado to havo hogs kopt off tho main streets of tlio town. It's a wonder somoono doosn't start a movo mont for hog's lights. A Topeka hackman who fouud a drunk man on tho street for a joko drovo him to tho county jail instcud of homo. But the joko wus turned. Tho drunk man had not a cent. Congressman Bowcrsock has an amendment to tho Indian appropria tion bill which will glvo $30,000 for tlio purchase of additional lands for tho Haskell Instituto at Lawrence. Currlo Nation, who recently called upou and blessed Mayor Parker, ot Topeka, has culled again. Tho other timo sho endorsed him; this timo sho run him out of his olllco with her talk. Johnny Appel, living near La Crosse, swallowed his falso teeth while usleop tho othor night. Thoy lodged In his throat, probably from habit closing down on Appel's Adiim's ap ple. Knowledge of forestry is littlo eulti vuted In this stato so thero Is no sur prise that un Osuwutomlo mun who foiled a tree mado It tumble right squuro on ills heud, noarly killing him. Tlio Kinporia Republican moves to amend tho saying "If an egg and a half cost u cent and a half" to read: "If un egg und a half cost four cents and n half, what is n fulr day's work for u hen." People who havo tried to maintain a water supply by melting snow will sympathize with a Franklin county farmer who was compolled to resort to this method to quench tho thirst of 40 head of cattle. On tho Memphis llycr which passed through Pittsburg recently woro oight cages of South American wild cats. People of tho town aro now doing wild cat speculating as to what thoy aro wanted for. Tho authorities of Abileno havo ar rested a man named Martin who in sisted on talking his religion on tlio streets on weok days instead of keep ing it for brief exercise on Sundays. Thoy say ho must bo crazy. Kansas favors a just rosresentation In Congross. At prosont sho has 8 Congressman fur hor 3."0,lfll votes. South Curolina has 50,804 votes and gets 7 congressman; North Cnroltna with 282,072 gets 0 und Mississippi 50,102 hus sovon. Tlio Lawrenco Journal says.a girl of thut town was sent to tho reform school for stouling a diamond ring from tho wifo of the editor. Tho skop tical brethren uro wondering how u Kunsns editor could" got a diamond without stealing it hlmsolf. Instoad of u list of crazy words, why doosn't tho stato school board test toucher's orthography by having them writo sontencos liko this: "It is amusing to perceive tho untiurollelcd einbarassmont of an harassed peddlar trying to gaugo tho symtroy of a pouled polutoo." Ksslo Feo, u Pittsburg girl of poor parontago, who captured Europe with hor violin playing und married u French Count, Is at homo. Within two days u Pittsburg woman started u story that tlio husband isn't a count und that Ksslo has to llddlo to sup porthtm. "Wiinnen, lovoly wimmon!" Tho Russoll Record tolls of u pecu liar businoss transaction between two Russians of that county last week. "Two wealthy Russians of tills county" wore at tho court houso tho other day closing up a peculiar deal und getting tho necessary papors. One hud traded a daughter to tho othor for a son. Tho young pooplo wero not consulted, but, uceotding to tho customs of tho Russlnns, thoy must curry out the trademudo by tholr parents." z:. and Comments S yv.vk Wellington is after u lodge of Hlks Tuck Hart, a Solomon jointist. is under arrest. A cur loud of Iowa Dunkards has bought land and settled in the south end of Franklin county. Wlihlte, tho Fmporla lestuurant man. has a sign up that sajs "Hyou will furnish tho oggs wo will cook thorn frco for jou." The McCoy family at Ottawa, charged with murdering old man Booth, havo been bound over to tho district court under heavy bond. Whon Princo Henry visited Congress ho found Charllo Curtis, of Kansas, in tlio Speaker's chair in tho IIouso. Foot ball toams are barred ut Baker but tho glad bund wus extended to tho Gosnol Toiim from tho Boston Theolo gical school, which is somo compensa tion. Tlio Globo says an Atchison woman, whoso husband was ucoidently killed, lamented that ho was not killed on a railroad truck so sho could Rim fnn ! damages. Whon Cherry vale people- cat at a hotel In Neodoshu and aro asked what thoy will liuvo to drink they invari ably say eagerly: "Water, if you have it." Yates Center cannot get water works and havo hor ilro plugs freeze, but tho papors muko the most of a storm which nearly froze a member of tho Hason pllug family. Win. Snooks, of Nemaha county, who loft a cow tied to a treo whllo h o went for u week's visit, has been ar rested by friends of tlio cow und given 00 days In tho county jail. An Altoona man who for 12 venr-. hus been government weatl -i has resigned. But poor 1 1 -f - zons must coutlnuo to o - this Is trying, beastly weutlie;. .Is t. "What kind of weather do you ox- pect," wrote a subscriber to a Kansas: paper. "Just Hko your subscription," replied the editor. Tho man took the hint and his bill Is no longer unsettled. Tho Ottawa Republic, noting the marriage of a well-known advertising agent to a six million dollar heiress in Now York, ventures tho hopo that ho can hereafter pay better rates for advertising. An "oratorical, arithmetical and ortnogruptilcul" entertainment is an nounced ut Neosho Falls, the proceeds to bo applied on tho preacher's salary, Whut is tlio mutter with the oysterical souptical method? Tho water famlno must bo on at Newton. A man who has kept a bottlo of city water two years to test its purity recently missed it. Somo cuss prjbablv stole it. expecting to sell tho supply for a big ilguro. A thief entered a Hutchinson tailor shop tho other night and stolo a nowiy finished wedding suit. It is presumed tho thiof donned it and immediately "panted liko .i bridegroom to run u race," for ho hasn't been seen sinco. An ICmporla mini just after leavlnir a lumber olllco whore ho placed an order suffered two uttneks of heart fuiluro in rapid succession. It is the safost plan, whllo present prices rule, not to inquire what the bill will bo after buying lumber. Hutchinson News: Tho second pair of twins wero baptised in a church at Kirwin hut Sunday, and tho choir broke up tho meetlngby singing, "And Still There's Moro to Follow." Tho meeting houso will bo roplastered as soon as tho weather gets warmer. Ablllno Rollector: Whllo Senator Burton Is having creamorv butter shipped from Abileno to Wiishington in order to get the best, Abilene poo plo withlna stone's throw-almost of tho creamery aro buying oleomargarlno. Thoro's no accounting for tastes. Years ago a brother of Albort Kd ward, husband of Queen Victoria, left Germany and settled In America. A family by tho numo of Krr.st, living near Holton, uro doscondunts of this emigrant and tho Trlbuno boasts that thoy aro cousins of tho present King of England. Congressman Jackson of tho Third district sont a constituent somo gov ernment garden seed and received a lettor containing this: "I received a sample of your garden seed, and If you sond mo a catologuo und price list of ull government seeds I think I can work you up a nice trade." Lit Crura camo noar losing tho U. S. inarshulship uguln. An olavator in tho federal building ntTopoka stuck between floors and Lit crawled through an eighteen inch holo with his 300 pounds of flesh to get out. It has not yet beon decided whothor It was the Burton or cho Baker faction which stopped tho olovator. Boforo leaving homo on a recent trip Bent Murdock of Eldorado was given tho usual admonition by his wife to "do nothing to disgraco tho family whllo gone." His youngest spoko up to tlio otl'ect that no matter what ho did sho would stick to him. And tho old boy was moro caroful than ovor. These warnings doubtless nriso from that Now York hotol abduction story. Tho fust mull editions of tho Kansas City papors failed to report Prince Henry's arrival and a big Now York ilro bundav. Tho Sunday Wlehlto Euglo hud lioth stories. A subscriber wroto to inquiro If tlio Eagle guessed thoso things, nnd old man Murdock felt Hko giving tho paper to tlio ques tioner for llfo.'becuuso It guvo him a irloiiouH opportunity to land on tho iaot mail edition. I I I E. T mmzZEmmzS ft : imL ' -- mmmmmi