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tlSQIBTER, KaTABLlanitD 18C6.
nOOKANT, KSTABLiailKD 1881.
KLRMORK KAOLK, HaTASLtaniD 1890,
SAVONBORQ PROGKRBS, EOTiBLlaniD 1891.
JOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1902-
Limjtknant Hoijson is still a horo,
but bo Isn't working much at It.
Tun Mayor of Kansas City, Kan
sas, now wishes that ho hadn't said it.
TiiEitr. aro too many pcoplo with
dinky llttlo schemes hoadod for Oyster
Tin:m: are any number of great men
whosejnames do not get Into the nows
papors. Gitovnit Cr.nvrxANn will not havo
his copy of the Commoner sent to
Iv It was anybody but May Yoho
wo would havo a curiosity to know
how to pronounco it.
It is about tlmo for W. II. Crad
dock to bo elected governor of Kan
sas by Hugh Farrclly.
Tun news from Paris was loss dis
quieting yostcrday. Only one hun
dred arrests woromado.
It was really too much to hopo
that tho Eastern Anti-Imperialists
would bo ablo to resist it.
Tin: JetTries-Fit.slraraons contest
having been settled, tho country may
now coinmcuco whero it loft oil.
By hurrying through yesterday and
not stopping for lunch tho President
was able to get ton mlnuto's rest.
As wo understand Ex-Senator Pef
fcr's disclaimer, tho only Populist
party ho knows anything about is
Sr.NATOit Cakmaciv forsees revolu
tion In tho Philippines. SonatorCar
mack ought to join a Don't Worry
"Roosr.vw.T is popular," admits
tho Kanfas City World. Will tho
valuod World speak just a llttlo
Tin: number of newspapers whoso
telegraph editors can linfl "No Traco
of Traony" lb, happily, gradually
Tun Kansas City Star was tho flnt
newspaper to get olT with that ono
about tho King being put on a milk
dlot at Cowes.
Tun fact that (Consul nigham has
not resigned sinco last Wednesday Is
not to)bo taken to mean that tho gen
tleman feels roslgned.
Pno.uja perusal of tho news appear
ing under tho Oyster Bay dato lino, wo
judgp that all tho resting tho Presidont
is doing isn't going to hurt him,
l-'irasiMMONS says ho will suo tho
defamers of bis character for $100,000.
Wo trust Mr. Fltzsimmons takes tho
precaution to sleop with it under his
Wn notlco there is ono thing tho
Kansas Democrat always refrains
from doing: IIo novot points with
prldo to tho achievements of his party
Tm: Lawrence Journal thinks that
if Candidate Craddock's Injunction
to do right Is generally followed tho
gontloman will get mighty fow yotob
Tun Kastorn Antl-Imporlalistsmado
tholr porlodlcal attack upon tho army
yesterday. Tho Democrats aro glad
to havo somebody tako tho ugly job
olT tholr hands.
Tin: striking messonger boys havo
compromised it, and will havo a tcu
iustoad of an eight hour day. Per
haps thoy folt that eight hours did
not give thorn sulllclont rest.
Bufoiii: Senator MoLaurin docllncd
that judgeship ho was accused Jn somo
quarters of bolng a Democrat. Ills
action In declining an ofllco coi'talnly
places him abovo suspicion.
Tm:m: aro any number of follows
today who can reel oil wholo hoaps of
reasons why a man should not gamblo
on a prlzo fight. Most ovorybody
fools that way about It tho noxt morn;
John W. Macicay dieu leaving a
fortune- of a hundred million dollars,
It is qulto ovldont that tho-Androw
Carnogio theory about dying rich
hasn't becomo oxactly popular yot tyy
savoral julnps in tho road,
Iluuu JPAHUnr.r.Y, chairman of tho
Democratic Statu Central Committee,
now thinks that W. II, Craddock may
possibly bo elected governor. If tho
Democrats aro going to devolop Into
a sot of quitters, why did thoy nomln
ato a ticket at all.
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Editorial Notes )
Bhyan Is still talking," oxcltcdly
Otclalms an oxchango. Did our valued
contemporary think that Mr. Bryan
Tun valued Washington Post calls
Bryan ''tho human sprinkling cart."
Wo think tho Post will admit, upon
reflection, that Mr. Bryan moro close
ly resembles a human windmill or a
Tin: Illinois nowspapor which Is go
ing to print tho Blblo at tho rate of a
chapter a week claims that pcoplo
will road It who now novcr look lu
sldo of tho book. What sort of a con
stituency has this editor got?
SknatokTai'P, of Wichita, ono of
tho old, original Populists, has an
nounced that ho is tired of it and
will henceforth voto with tho Ropubll
cans. How tho Populists do Insist on
rocking the Democratic boat!
Ex-SnNAToit Piu'kuh roqulrcd thrco
nowspapor columns In which to ox
plain that ho Is no traitor because- ho
joined tho Republican party. Wo
hopo tho remainder 'of tho Populists
will explain it on tho tabloid plan.
Wn observo in Lieutenant Ilobson
tho ro-appearanco of a streak of yel
low. IIo Is getting into tho telegraph
columns of tho newspapers with a lot
of his Croak performances. If a man
could only bo a hero and then stop!
On second thought wo think It will
bo conceded that W. J. Bryan Is tho
human paradox. Uo features himself
up as a wholo symphony orchestra,
and yet ho Is tho most conspicuous
element of discord In tho Democratic
Concuuissman Jackson feels that
ho will bo olected by a larger majority
than ho received two years ago. IIo
Is also conlldent that Mr. Craddock
will overrtholmlngly defeat Mr. Balloy
for governor. Congressman Jackson
Is fast becoming tho local James K.
Bnmun tho Insurrection In the
Philippines was endod tho lives of
4,lii," American soldiers wero sacri
ficed, 1,00.") of whom wero killed In
battle. How many lives would tho In
surrection havo cost If It hadn't boon
for Tillman and Carmack and Haw
litis and others of their ilk?
Candidati: Ckaddocic says that
W. J. Bailey Is a good man. Tho
Republican stato convention had a
suspicion that ho was a good nun
when t nominated him at Wichltu,
but it is doubtless glad to havo Its
judgment conllnncd by an unbiased
oxprcsslon from Mr. Craddock.
Otto Kuiuink, tho Topcka ptcklo
manufacturer, who has been carrying
a lino of advertising in tho Kansas
nowspapors for a week or two.
now announces thi t ho was only fool
ing and will not removo his pickle
plant to Kansas City. If it is dono
in just a cortain way it don't cost a
W. 11. CitADDOUK, fusion nominee
for governor, says that tho campaign
will bo ono of good feollng so far as
ho is concerned, and that ho positively
won't got mad. That's tho way to look
at It. Tho world always admires a
man who, In splto of adversity, main
tains his equanimity and acts as
though ho wcio having tho tlmo of his
Tin: Ottawa Herald, which will soon
havo a now dross and a tolegraphlo
nows service-, also announces that to
subscribers who aro away during tho
summer, tho regular recoipt of tho
Horald will bo llko a daily lottor from
l)omo. This latter announcement has
tho truo metropolitan ring. All of tho
big dalles run It at tho head of tholr
Si:natou Hahuis sails next Wed
nesday for Livorpool and will spclid
somo tlmo In Europo collecting exhi
bits for tho Louisiana Purchaso ox
position. A good many pcoplo will
wondor why Senator Harris don't ro
turn to Kansas and help elect mcrn
bors of tho legislature who favor his
return to tho Senato. Tho answer ia
probably that tho Senator doesn't
want to appoar ridiculous.
Pkusons who hoped that tho forth
coming campaign was to bo conduct
ed on a high piano and that thoro
would bo striking bolow tho bolt will
bo grieved to loarn that tho Republi
cans aro talking about reproducing
Bryan's spooches of 1800 and 1000
through phonographs whorovor pub
llo mootlngs aro hold. Tho man who
deolared that all was fair In lovo nnd
war didn't soy anything about politics.
At St. Joseph tho Missouri Demo
crats aro lighting over Bryan. Evory
tlmo another state convention Is heard
from Is becomes moro and moro ap
parent that Mr. Bryan would better
begin preparing tho plans and speci
fications for that now party ho Is go
ing to load.
EvnitY tlmo Candldato Craddock
appears In a now placo with that story
about reducing taxation one-half If ho
Is oleeted governor, tho Republicans
aro mean enough to dig up his record
as Mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, and
ask him cmbrasslng questions. And
tho worst of it is, tho Mayor cannot
Tin: Lawronco Journal defends Sen
ator Harris and Candldato Craddock
for tolling tho newspaper reporters
that tho fusion ticket will bo olected.
"Wouldn't it bo a smart thing now
for them to go before tho pcoplo and
say that thoy aro licked already?"
asks tho Journal. Wo shall havo to
admit that It wouldn't bo ivory smart
to say ;that,; but docs tho Journal
think it is any smarter 'to go before
tho pcoplo with a lot of ridiculous
claims that thoy know jan novor bo
fulfilled? Especially w'.ien tho people
know that thoy cannot bo Ifulllllcd?
Why not rofuso J to answer tho em
barrassing questions that aro asked
So.mi: Democrats deny that tho
American army was attacked by their
representatives In Congress. Hero is
what Senator Carmack, Democrat,
said: "How long will It bo in this pro
coss of degradation and brutalizatlon
beforo tho American army shall fur
nish a fit companion to rellovo King
Herod of tho solltudo of his infamy."
Evon tho most prejudiced defender of
tho Democratic course will admit that
Senator Carmack's declaration isn't
exactly eulogistic. Up against tills
arraignment of tho American army
by Senator Carmack put tho lluo pat
riotic sentiment of Senator Lodgo,
Republican: "I am for tho American
army against tho Insurgents.
Thcso soldlrcs aro our own. They aro
our llosh and blood."
"ANTI-IM I'EIUA LIS l"' LE'l TEK.
EitOM tho standpoint of moral obit;
galiou or olllclal duty there Is noth
ing in tho eflusion of tho "Antl-Im-porlalists,"
addressed to President
Hoosovolt, that ought to glvo tl o
unioi i.xceutlvo any real concern. On
tho other hand tho promulgators of
this letter know full woll that tho Pres
ident Is so high-minded, that ho
continually alms at such exalted
standards of national life and admin
istrative Justice that oven such criti
cism as this, emanating from men
Inspired by narrow projudlcos or
political animosity, must causo Mr.
Roosovolt somo anxiety. Thoro is
always tho fear that somo may hon
ostly entertain tho views protlorcd by
Through tho President and Secre
tary Hoot tho conduct of tho army In
tho Philippines hub been given thor
ough investigation. Somo of the
olllcurs havo been reprimanded atd
several havo been sovcroly punished.
It was found that tho Instances of cm
olty, to make no allowanco for oxteu
uatlng circumstances, Incident to
dealing with a diabolically treacher
ous foo, wero very exceptional. Tho
letter of tho "Antl-Imporiallsts"
says, in its address to tho President:
"Yours means of Information on this
point should unquestionably bo infin
itely hotter than ours." So, Indeed,
thoy should bo, and so, Indeed, thoy
aro. Tho President's facilities for
getting at tho truth of tho matter, and
his manifest jpurposo to deal Intelli
gently and justly with all concerned,
aro so obvious, in fact, that It is an
imperflnenco for any sot of men to
question tho thoroughness of his
knowledge or tho faithfulness of his
Evon on tho presumption that still
othor dorollctlons may come to tho
knowledge of tho President, through
subsequent investigations, such do
tails as may bo oiTorcd by a narrow,
bickorlng, prejudiced organization
would bo wholly untrustworthy. Tho
"Antl-Imporiallsts" havo been Inspir
ed by ono motive that of discrediting
terrltoral expansion, to which thoy
wero opposed from tho beginning.
Politically thoy aro further oneouragod
by tho fact that tho Administration is
Republican, and It suits their pur
posos to champion tho Democratic
causo and opposo tho Ropubllcun
party. The President doubtless will
continue to wolcomo all unprojdlccd
and authoritatlvo roports and all in
toll'gont and dispassionate suggest
ions on tho subject. But ho could
not, if ho would, accept us ovldonoo
tho charges of an organization bo
meanly inspired as tho "Antl-Imper-lallst"
Loaguo has been.
THEODOJtK 1I00SKVKLT; HONEST
A ropulatlon for boing absolutely
honest and slneero Is worth a good
deal to a man In any walk of llfo. It
Is a big asset alllto to tho laborer, to
tho mechanic, to tho business man.
Such a reputation Is also worth a
good deal to tho President of tho
In politics thero is moro or less
playing to tho grand stand; moro or
less talking for political effect. Men
do not always say what they mean.
Thoy do not alway toll tho truth or,
If tho truth, not all tho truth. Molo
hllls aro made to look llko mountains
and mountains to look llko molehills,
to suit tho exigencies of tho situation,
Tho result Is that pcoplo havo como to
bo suspicious and Incredulous.
Tho other day tho President made a
speech at Pittsburg, during tho course
of which ho dcllncd his position on
tho trust question. IIo did not tnlnco
words. Ho said that trust legislation
was needed and should bo enacted.
IIo promised to uso allof tin inllucnco
at his command to sccuro tho enact
ment into law of a tnoasuro that would
bo effective. When ho had finished
spoaklng thero was no doubt as to
whero ho stood.
Ordinarily tho Democrats would
havo called tho President's speech a
bliilT. Thoy would havo insisted that
ho was saying things lib did not
moan; that it was merely a speech for
campaign consumption a promlso to
bo forgotten after tho elections wero
over. But hero Is whero tho Presi
dent's 'reputation for sincerity stood
him In good stead. Nlncty-nino out
of ovcry ono hundred voters In tho
United States who do any thinking at
all thoroughly beltovo In tho Presi
dent. IIo has their confidence. Ho
has tholr confidence ns no other Pres
ident has over had It. They know
that is not been , his habit to say
ono thing and moan another. Thoy
know that ho docs things openly and
abovo board; that ho Is honest and
slnccro all of tho tlmo. Tho pcoplo do
not stop to ask If tho President Is in
earnest, becauso thoy know that ho is
always in earnest.
Thoso facts mako It mighty embar
rassing for tho Democrats. They do
not daro to say that tho President Is
bluffing, because to say so would bo
an iuault to tho Intelligence of tho
American people It is very discour.
About tho only thing thero is loft
for tho Democrats to dw is to go on
hoping that something will turn up
Thoy aro afraid of tho Philippines
issue; thoy haro been forestalled in
tholr pttrposo to mako political capi
tal out of tho trust question.
What will tho poor Democrats do?
To mako a bad matter worse, hero
is tho record of tho two parties:
Tho only federal law ovo." passed
for tho regulation of trusts was passed
by a Republican congress.
After that legislation was enacted,
tho Democrats wero In control of Con
gress for four years, and did not
change a letter of tho law.
Why didu't thoy mako tho trusts
tako to tho tall timber?
Perhaps It is tho Democrats who
Wn hope thu Assoclatod Press
worked oil all of tho old gags with
which It was loaded during tho lato
If tho dispatches aro to bo rolled upon,
it seems that each of tho big fighters
spent several hours prior to and aftor
tho battlo, protesting that ho himself
was no gontloman, tho othor having
proviously monopllzed all of tho
c laractoristlcs whiohcontiibutoto that
end. Why will th,o Associated Press
stud out this sort of rot when it costs
good nionoy to pay tho telegraph tolls
and improsscs nobody? It may bo,
howover, that! It has been productive
of somo good, Perhaps tho Associated
Press fuels bnMer. Wo hopo so.
An oxohaugo says that Choa Tollo
fson, an actlvo farmer aud politician
living south of Robinson, likes W.
J. Bailey and this la tho rouson why:
Ono day ho was in Kansas City with a
load of cattlo and tho market was dull.
IIo was undecided whether to hold or
sell when ulong came a sunburned
farmer and stock raiser from Nemaha
county who alBO had cattlo on tho mar
ket thero. Chos looked tho stranger
over from heird to foot and something
about him Inspired conlldonco. Ho In
6 oducod himself and stated that ho
was a new hand at tho business and
wantod somo advico. "Hold'om,"
said tho stranger, "hold 'em till to
morrow." Chcs held them and tho
noxt day tho prtco advanced five cents,
Tho man who gave him that advico
was Balloy of Balloyvlllo. And that's
why Chos, speaking of Balloy, always
says: "Of pourso, I am for Bailey
'or anything ho wants IIo Is a farmer
just llko tho rest of us."
Tho coloiol girls of Atchison havo
organized a baso ball club. Well,
Senator Tapp, Pop., of Wichita,
says ho will ho fusion In state and
Republican in national alTalrs.
It is now said that gushing oil wells
havo been dovolopod near Manila at
Cavlte. If tho cavity Is largo enough
and full of oil tho Hud Is important.
Tlmo was when tho Ottawa CI atiu
qua was tho wholo thing. Now rival
ones llourlsh successfully at Win
field, Cawker City, Bollot and Em
poria. This is from tho Atchison Olobo
and it will givo you ground to think:
How many friends havo you whom
you can trust to defend you when your
back is turned?
It Is said that Kansas City has so
dttced Otto Kuehno, tho Topcka plcklo
man, Into moving thert, Tho Topekan
Otto bo too wise a Kuehno to listen to
Tho unusual sight of a man marry
ing his father was witnessed recently
at Cheney, Kansas. Reverend Brink
united in marriage his father, a wid -
ower, to nts stop-inotticr.
AChanuto minister favors taking
$000 a j ear from tho salo of city cas
to maintain a town band. Why not
Jtiit connect tho gas well Willi tlio
horns and let that sulllcc?
What Kansas ought to havo is somo
of tho grafts which support somo of
the dinky, bloak Now England towns.
Por instanco, ono town in Maino
makos all of Undo Sam's postal cards,
millions a week.
Pcoplo who read into calamities a
direct manifestation of the angor of
God may now tako their pencils in
hand and Hgtfro out tho wherefore of
tho bolt of lightning which struck an
orphans' homo at Ft. Scott.
A young lady applicant for a
school was asked her position on
whipping. "My position." alio said.
"Is on a chair with tho child held m
my knees faco downward." Sho got
mo school walnut vailoy Times.
Tho Reverend Arthur Cteasy, of
uswego, who wroto anil nati published
a crazy poain, has ovidently been un
able to find any publisher for more of
his ulTusions for ho announces that
ho will launch a dally paper at Os
Tho editor of tho Seneca Tribune
prints a deserved compliment on him
self and paper from the Leavenworth
Times, introducing It thus: "Goutlo
reader, while you pursue this we will
remove our hat and stop behind the
Now that smallpox was about
stamped out word comes from Well
ington that a disease called "black
smallpox", started by somo movers
is spreading rapidly over that sec
tion. Many now cuscs and ono death
With a great waving of red Hags
and tho bursting of bombs tho Social
ist party of Lyon county nssembled
In county convention at Emporia
Thursday. As soon as tho condi
tion realized that just three dolegates
wore present It adjourned.
A Leavenworth man, desirous of
shullllng oil', conceived tho uuiquo
Idea of climing onto a water tank aud
jumtinr into tho smokostack of a
locomotlvo which stopped to tako
water, no (itcci, uut nia seiicmo will
probably novcr becomo popula'r.
Governor Stanley has received a
letter from Secretary Hay ns to his
opinion as to how tho Cecil Rhodes
scholarships at Oxford shall bn
awarded in this country. Tho matter
win uo leu to tno uovernors, as ono
scholarship is awarded to each Stato.
Through tho light mado on tho Amor
lean Book Company a ruling has been
sccurod from tho Supremo Court com
pelling all corporations doing busi
ness in Kansas to tllo tholr charters
ond pay fees at Topeka. It will menu
thousands of dollars annually to tho
Tho story is told of General Fuc
ston that whon ho responded to a
tons', the other nloiit. a must In whlc-li
ho had boon ouloglzed as a hero and
inogtcaiesi general oi tno time, no
arose and said: "I don't look llko a
horo; I don't feol llko a hero. I am
simply a lucky dog."
Tho Colby Tribuno soys that tho
city marshal arrested a sleep walker
tho othor night, who had wandoted oil
In his night clothes. "Surely you aro
not going to lock mo up," said ilio
man, "I am a somnambulist." "It
don't mako any dllTereneowhat church
you aro a member of," saldtho olllcor,
"you can't walk tho streets of Colby
In your shirt tall."
A good many pooplo will bo
shucked to road that a Kansas Citv
church advorllscs as ono of tho at
tractions at ono of Its socials will to
a boxing- match in which Tommy
Ryan, tho lleht-woliiht champion of
that city, will appoar. Think of using
a professional pugilist to get money
to reform tho benighted savages!
Ono of EuL'ono Wnro's earlv nuzzles
In tho pension dopartmentwas a claim
from a man who was kicked bv a
mulo, resulting fn smallpox which
caused him to go blind. At first it
was considered a hoax, but Investiga
tion showod that tho man was an army
teamster, was kicked by a mulo, taken
to tho hospital, caught smallpox from
his next-bed neighbor and went blind.
IIo got his pension.
A green louso is destrovinrr thn
watermelon vines, unless tho storios
about tho lice ate lies.
An Edna man, putting down car
pets, hold tho tacks In his mouth and
ono went down his throat.
Senator J. R. iBurton will go to
Hawaii August 1 1 n? a member of a
conuulttceo from tho Senate to look
Senator Jamos Tapp, elected to tho
Stato Legislature from Sedgwick
county by tho Democrats and Popu
lists, says ho will support Stanley
A Leavenworth man lias sued for
divorco becauso of ills wife's cruolty.
IIo says sho disturbed his sleop by
"digging him in tho ribs with her
elbows aftor thoy had retired."
An Indignant correspondent of tho
Bololt Tlmos waxes wrathy becauso
tho "types" in a provious letter mado
her say that sho was "proparlng
music for supper" when sho was really
An Inquost ovor a man who died in
a Winllold hospital brings out tho
fact that ho was "tapped four tlmos
by tho doctor." This is a gravo
charge. Anyono who has been "tap
ped" onco by a .doctor fcols poor for
Tho story is told that a Kingman
county larmor nas a row oi corn
mlbs long. IIo started in tho middle
of tho Held and then circled around
and around likoa tracing puzzlo, until
ho camo out on ono sldo. Tho corn'
Is doing well.
A skull found 20 foot underground
on tho river near Lansing is said by
i-roi. wui.sion ot .tno aiato unlvor
slty to bo that of a prehistoric man
doubtless 320 centuries old. Ho thinks
it tho oldest evidence that tho Garden
of Edon was located in Kansas.
Lovo makos a man timid and a
woman bold, so saith tho saying. Up
at Argentino a citizen out riding with
a girl was stopped by another woman
who pulled tho girl from tho buggy
and tho two fought with hat pins,
pulled hair and torn each othor's
clothes. Tho man sat dazed. Tho old
saying must bo Into.
A Winllold man met n Kontucklan
on tho train and thoy foil to discuss
ing tho corn prospects. Tho Kansan
told of tho number of bushols ho ox
pected to harvest. Tho Kentuckan
"reckoned" bin crop would bo poor,
not yielding ocr "a band to tho
A Madison paper tolls a curious
ring story. A shado treo was dying
on a lawn. Tho ownor decided to in-
tusuh'iuu aim nun ms Kniio ocgan
cutting around its baso. Ho discov
errd that tho main root of tbo tret
had grown through an 18 karat gold
ring, which strangled tho root whon
it grew larger, stopping tho sap and
killing the treo.
Thoy swam rivers and creeks to get
thero but when tho largo gathering of
Riley county Republicans met in
county conventlou thoy Included this
In their resolutions: "Resohod, That
wo demand of Senator Burton whoso
homo Is In this district that ho voto
for and stand by tho reciprocity pol
icy of Pro3ldont Roosovelt."
Wn cannot sympathl.o witli tho
complaint that is Ibolng mado by a
good many Kansas newspapers bo
causo Kansas paid out two and a half
millions for llfo Insurance last year
whilo only about six hundred nnd
fifty thousand camo back into tho
stato for losses. Wo confess that wo
aro ablo to leurb any inclination wo
may havo to collect ours.
Tim announcement of tho Cawker "
City Chautauqua, which opens at
Lincoln Park August l(i and lasts
oiglit days, givos an attractivo list of
speakers. Thoro will bo eminent
lecturos, divines and politicians.
Among tho speakers is Col. II, W. J.
Ham, of Georgia, a rolatlvo of Lord
Byron, who will speak on "Tho
Snollygostor In Politics." A foot
noto explains that "snollygostor is
lots wusser than tho octopus or tho
Red Dragon," so tho talk ought to
Wichita Eagle: "It was just a
year ago today that tho corn bleached
lu tho brassy sun, on Its last day of '
graco. A rain would save it; an
other day of sunshine would kill it.
Tho day opened bright, but beforo
noon a groat lathery mass of clouds
appoarod In tho northwest and moved
stoadlly forward. At 2 o'clock a pur
ple wall aroso In tho southwest and
Tipt narthward, donfo, deep, burst
ing with humidity. By 0 o'clock tho
ontlro heavons wero overcast by two
great storms. Tho wind coasod. Tho
thunder intoned Jeavily, and tho
lightning HnshjpT Everybody was
watching. Wotfld tho corn bo saved?
Presently from tho clouds shot llttlo
white ficcks, and tho pcoplo looked at
ono another and grlnnod. Then tho
clouds broke, and tho sun camo
through and beforo dark thero wasn't
anything lu Kansas but hluo sky, sick
corn and siekor pooplo. 'Sixteen in
all, said ono man to his nolghbor, 'I
countod soventcen,' said tho other.
Thoy woro speaking of rain drops."
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