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CONVENTION Or THE If. 0. T. V.
Report of the quarterly couvention of the Vf. C. T. U. held at Lowell, Kan. Nov.g and 9,1890: 8ATUUDAY, 10: 30 A. M. Convention opened by the president reading? llin 12th chapter of Rinnan. Prayer by Rev. Houston of Weir City. 801 "Noarer, my God to Thee." Greeting by 11. Lowderniilk of Low ell wat (riven in a few well cIiohcii words. Son?, "Never give up the rljyrlit way." Tho president then open ed the convention tor bushiest, and :n u few gracious worda expired her pleasure in timing do many delegated prcKfiit. Alter tlin neerctary's retwrt tho president appointed Hie following ('Oiiiiiiittne: Credentials Maude 1L. Smith of Lowell, Nettie Haworth of Vaivk ; plmiof work Mrs. Jauney of Crestline, Mrs. Henick ot Weir, Mrs Houston of Coluinhus; resolutions Mrs. Pendleton of Weir. Mrs. Slaugh ter of C :.. it-, .'m Mitchell of Varck. Report of unions Mrs. Iter tha Ilerriek reported for Weir Oily Y's : Organized Aug. 7, 18'J0, with 8 members and 3 honorary; have held 5 business meetings, 5 literary, 2 evan gelistic n itel 2 social; have rented a hall with organ, libiury. and elloits are huinsr mude to open a reading room; enrollment of 12 members and 12 honorary. Miss Nettie Haworth reported for Varck union : Regular monthly meetings, sent delegates to lwtriet and state conventions; enroll ment matuo hs at last report. Mrs, Slaughter made a verbal report for Columbus: Renewed interest in the work: resolved to do much good in future. Maude E. Smith reported for Lowell x s : Have held regular meet in its every 2 weeks; 3 business meet i liars: have superintendents in 14 de purtmeuls and an enrollment of 27 mem hers. Remarks were then made !v Rev. Houston of Weir City, II. M Grandlo of Weir, S. A. Maroney of Lowell, Mrs. Pendleton of Weir, Mrs. Houston of Columbus and Mrs. Davis of Lowell. Mrs. Loudertnilk led in grayer, followed by the president, and ''-the session closed with singing, "God be with us till we meet again." , SATURDAY, 2 I". M. Mrs. Loudertnilk read the first chap ter or 2d Pet. Prayer by Ruth Mitch oil. Musie, "Yield "not to temptation." Mrs. Morgan led in the discussion on social purity and was followed by Al faretta Mitchell of Varck. Miimc. "Youthful volunteers." Mrs. Davis of Lowell give a good talk on evangelist i! work, followed by Mrs. Jauney of Crestline and the president, who urged that all unions hold a series of revival meetings during tho winter. Music, "In her home the mother sits." Mrs. . organ, superintendent of scientific temperance instruction, reported good Avork being done in that linn among Tin teacners in uie county, nor. ma roney gave an interesting talk on sci entific experiments with alcohol. A number of teachers present reported good work doi:o in their respective schools. Music, "Hurrah for Prohibi tion." The president gave an instruct ive talk on more thorough organiza tion, followed by remarks by Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Jauney, Mrs. Mitchell, and Mrs. Houston. Question, "Why should men join tho W. C. T. U. ?" was answered by Rev. Houston: "As a help to the ladies and a benefit to themselves;" Committee on creden tials reported 5 delegates present from Weir City, 2 from Columbus, 1 from Crestline, 5 I rom Varck and 12 from Lowell. Music, "Rescue the perish ing." SATURDAY, 7: 30 P. M. Song, "Coronation." Mrs. Pendle ton read the 10th chapter of Prov. Prayer by Rev. Marshall of Galena. Music by a quartet t from the Weir Y's. The reports of the committees on plan of work and resolutions wero accepted. An invitation to hold the next convention in Columbus was ac cepted. Music, "Tho unequal fight." Rev. Marshall of Galena gave a very intending address very earnest for political prohibition and woman's suf frage.' Prof. Maroney gave a fine talk on picnic lile inau ought to havo a high idea I'of life. Musie, violin and organ. Rev. Houston then gave an eloquent talk on temperance work, its relation lo statesmanship. Solo and chorus, "Please, Mr. Barkeeper, has father been here," which was very fine. Benediction by Rev. Houston. - 6CNDAY, 2 P. M. Song, "To the work." Mrs. Sharp of Lowell led in devotional exercises. Musie. 'Duty." Tho audience then listened to a'u address by Rev. Frank Otto of Riixter Springs, which was a grand treat to all present. I wish I could give you a report of the address, hut must bo content to say that when lie lectures again come and hear biin. The president gave tho thanks of the W. C. T. U. to Rev. Otto. Session closed with music from gospel hymns. scndat, 7:30 P. M. Song. "Nearer my God to thee." Mrs. Lizzie Shields of Varck read Jan. 3d. Praver ly uev. unvis 01 lnvcu. llnsic, "Wonderful words of life." Duet by Mrs. Conch and brother. "All things are beautiful. Urclmimium by Alpha Maroney. Solo hy Bertie, R1e, temple, rise." Declamation by Prof. Maroney, a lemporunce selection "Betsey and I are out," very fine. Duet and chorus by Miss Simmons and Mrs. Dill. President now an iioii need that we would have a tem perance class meeting and called on Mr. Loiidermilk, Rev. Davis, Mis. Shields, C R. Louderinilk, Mrs. Davis, llrs. Couch, Mr. Rauier, .Mr. Morgan and E. J. Leggett who made appropri ate remarks. Tho president thanked the people of Lowell for tbelr hospi tality, and one of our most pleasant and successful conventions closed with singing "Never give up the right way," and prayer by Mrs. Loudermilk. M. E. S. THIS CONFESSION OF BILL NYE. lteluir Truo fitorjr of How Thla Bin Man Came to Write the I'oem or "Beautiful Snow.'' Hill Nye In Nc York World. Will the World newspaper allow me Rpacu in its valuable columns to state fully and finally under what circum stances I wrote tho now famous poem called "Beautiful Snow?" I had been reared in luxury, and as a youth did not have to do anything but cut cord wood and clear oil timbt r land, but in an evil hour I was tempt ed lo go lo the great city, where folks did not readily full into my ways. So I left the clearing, and, like Cincinnst u s, I also left my steers standing in the furrow, to strike out for the ripsuort iug town. At first I was afraid of the curs and would shy a little- when the baud played, but gradually I got used to it, and if things sort of startled me I concealed it, and could almost fool some people and make them think I was town-bred, although I even yet hold a cigar liko an immigrant and dodge when I sit by a car window and go past a telegraph pole. I had not been in the city long be fore I noticed that though I was ob served I was not recognized as a gen eral thing. Observation without rec ognition is a metropolitan peculiarity. I soon grew to be more and more va cant and the different coats of my stomach began lo get out at the elbows lor I had brought my sylvan appetite with me and also a glazed portman teau, which would not stay shut ex ccpt when I wanted to open it toseo if my new kip boots were still sale. I walked up and down the same street a good many times trying to look like I was really going some where, which, as heaven is my judge, I was not. I stopped now and then to scratch my chilblain against the curb and look at the most expensive diamonds in the jewelry show-windows, and, though my taste was pleas ed and gratified, it only annoyed and tantalized my appetite. For days and nights I did this, hop ing that' some kind banker would al low his team to run away near me, so that I could save his little daughter and get a chance to wet my finger on a sponge at his counter and count his coupons ior him. But when you come to consider this in a cool, methodical way, you will see that it is a most un certain method for obtaining a situa tion, tr bankers are getting more careful in selecting their horses, and also the coachman generally takes hU pick of the daughters, thus leaving talented but freckled young buck wheat ers lo marry otherwhere. I was so empty that when I button ed my vest in the morning I could hear it echo along down my corridors. I thought of begging, but I could not do that. So I said I must starve. If I had uot becu so hungry I would have gone home, where a barrel of pickled pork and a bin of atrophied potatoes, with pale green sprouts a yard long, just fairly held out their long arms to me. But I had put it on too long now. I must die on the streets of a great city and bo all mussed up by an au topsy. I put on a clean shirt so that I would not shock the authorities too much, and then I composed myself and waded for death. I waited quite awhile and thought I was going. Then the smell of soft-shell crabs came to my surprised and astonished senses. It was awful. 1 rose up anu tore out a few handsful or handfuls of hair, for I could afford it at that time. Suddenly came the tcmWation to lead an immoral life. I did not know whether to do that or write a poem. I saw on every hand how vice throve, while agricultural virtue stood arouna and chewed imaginary victuals. Oh.it was an awful hour! In the midst of it all I said at last: "No, I will not lead a life of shame till I have tried literature anyhow. I will compose a poem, for according to what I have heaid lam lust aooui uungry enough lo do good literary work." So I seated myself by the waning light and on a sheet of brown wrapping paper, with a piece of keel, I wrote the words of "Beautiful Snow." I can show you the spot yet. It Is between the old Castle Garden's north west corner and pier one of the North river. I also have what is lefl of the piece of keel and my unsoiled charac ter. Oh. how little 1 care ior tne non- or of writing "Beautiful Snow" when I think that it saved me, for I took it to an editor and was going to read it to him. He was irritated, because it was Saturday and the business office had expressed a wish to usurp tho ed itorial page for advertising purposes, and ho was so hot that he told me to go where it had been the whole aim of my life thus far to avoid and escape, and he said also that if I would not read tho poem and would go far, far away and never come back any more lift wonld give me a dollar. I closed with him and with this generous start I rapidly rose to where I now am, able to keep a team and dawdle through the .day at the seaside. This in brief in I he history of "Beau tiful Snow." Tho idea of incorporat ing into it a young woman who had lod a life of shame was -purely imagi nation on my part and not In any sense a personal experience. The poem wat lost that eveuing accidentally by me when I got something to eat, at the Live and Let Live chop-house in the Bowery. I never saw it agaiu until it was printed iu the newspapers and copied broadcast over the world. I cared little for the poem and hated to connect my name with it, fearing that my folks might get bold of it and surmise from it that as soon as I got into town I had fallen when such was not the case at that lime. It is a beautiful poem and has a tinge of sadness in it that pleases a great many. It was seized upon greedily by the press and recited in England by Prince Albert at a bean bag conversazione just before his death. Many, I know, will at once say : If yon wrote "Beautiful Snow" why do you not write something equally good ? My answer is that I can do it any time when the conditions are right, und some day, gentle reader, I shall prove it to you if I ever get hungry enough. In closing, let mo say that my home is at Tompkinsville, Staten Island, N. and though I am away most of the year I shall always be glad to see Uiomj who were the sole authors of this beautiful poem, and if those who wrote "Beautiful Snow" will come one al a time to my villa they will find the most cordial welcome and the most pronounced case of exposed latchstring they ever saw. TKY WATER QUEEN bOAP. A Much Talked of Cure. Kansas City Globe. The American people, while looking with intense interest upon tho experi ments of the famous Berliner, Prof. Koch, with his so-called cure for con sumption, are inclined to accept with a good many reservations any state ments that are made. The Brown Seqnard elixir fizzlo is still fresh in the public mind, and hundreds of people who experimented with it lo their sor row will never agaiu believe iu a "new discovery." One thinff, however, to lead to confidence that Prof. Koch is on the verge of, if, indeed, he has not already made, a wonderful dis covery in medical science, is the ex treme caution he observes. He is giving out no statements, mnkiug no claims beyond the fact given that "uiiliniiorh he has performed a number of cures he does not yet consider the time come for the publication of his researches." Tho importance of the discovery if made is not to be overestimated and it will bring relief lo millions ot the human race. If Prof. Koch can uotonly cure a victim of consumption, but can also prevent the propagation of the disease, it is easy to see that the human race must become more robust than it has been for many generations. In so-called civilized countries wnere the conditions of life are more or less artificial, pulmonary diseases are the great enemy with which we have to contend. It must bo remembered that Prof. Koch is still in the experi mental stage or Ills discovery ana ti.at it u nnt vet full v established whether he can successfuly combat the tuberculosis or not. Tin iniiorpfltflhlishcd efficacy of Jen ifer's discovery and the more recent practical benefits of Pasteur's practices will in.li tv a hono at least mac mien s consumption remedy may prove suc cessful. If the hogs to be slaughtered are fed within twelve hours of their kill in,, ti.o fan.l Id wauled, the ment will rliimnfwd to SOUl'. Blld it Will be more difficult to remove me ms tented intestines and take from them tho lard. Nor is it well to let swine drink on the morning of tho day they are to be killed. Hogs cannot be kill ed too quickly. The more rapidly they are killed, and the blood got out of them, the better. A wen uirecieu hlnur mi i be head, between and lust in front of the ears, will make the ani mals unconscious; but tne cnances r.i. a tuisa sti-nke nre so mauv. and a stroke makes unfit for use consider able meat, this method of killing can not be recommended. The use of the shotgun is no better. Tho rifle is the weapon to use. A ball on a line from the bace of the ear to tiie opposite eye produces instant death and does lint cause the waste of any meat. . . i - w e.u pronouncsa nope tw , From a letter written by Mrs. Ada i E. Hurd. of (iorton, S. D.. we quote: Wa taken with a bad cold, which settled on my Lungs, cough set in and finally termiuated iu Consump tion. Foot doctors gave me up say inir I could live but a short time. 1 gave myself up to my Savior, deter mined in could not stav wun mv frlAHila nn earth. I would meet mv absent ones above. My husband was ; advu;d to get l)r. iuug' new ms corery for Consumption, Coughs and Col-li. I gaye it a trial, took Iu all eight bottles; it has cured me and thank God I am vow a well audi hearty woman." Trial bottles tree at Polster's Jfrug store. 4 i NURSERY STOCK Apple. Vear and Teach Tree, Graiw Vines Strawberries ami RtBplHTiiw, crown in Baxter Sprinjr, 1X)D SALE BY F. MKRKnSTS. Tint published Nefember IS, 1800 Administrator' Notice. ' All uroni Interfiled, will take nutioe that my petition is oa fl In lur oflloe of the Cherokee county, Kansas, Troha Court, analog for au tnorliy to tell Urn following described real es tate, situate In herokee county, Kantus, be longing to the estate of Ellen Mann, ileceaseU, for the purpose of paying the deblsoisalil estate and the expense of admlni-tratlon, to-wit: Uctfinning at a point 10 feet north and SoO fi et ent of Hie northwest corner of block six (B) , tu Munn's subdivision of out lot number three () Duller Spring, Ksdms thenoe south 110 feet, tlicuoe wett Hi feet, Ihence north 110 feet, tbrnoe earn to place ol beginning. Said petition It set lor hearing at the olllce of the probate Judge, in t'oliinibut, in tuld eounty, on Monday, th flrtt ds or December, IbOO, at which time and place you can make known any objections you may Imre tu the granting of such order. Paled November 10th, 18U0. K. M. WILLIAMS, Administrator of saldestaie. (First publiseed November 8, 180. Publication Notice. In the Eleventh Judicial District Court, Chero kee Couuty, Kuusa. V. U. liornor, plaintiff, -vs. 8. 11. Carnlb and E. J. Caruth, defendants. To lh uliove ntniiMl defendants. 8. B Caruth anl E. J. Carmhi You are each hereby notified Unit on the 191b day of September, IMM), you were sued by the above named plaintiff. v . H. liornor, in the district court of Cherokee coun ty, Kanson; that said action ia for the purpose ol forecloxinga mortgage executed January the tenth (Mill), eighteen hundred and elgbly-nlne (lSiifl), by you lo tuld plaintiff upon the follow ing described real property In Cherokee county, Kansus, to-wlt: The north U4 feet off of the wetl end or lot 8 the wirae being 34 feet wide by 72 feet long) iiIhd the w. si half ol the south naif of lot 0: alto Ihe second story of the building on suid iol 7 and S, begiuning 44 feet north I mm the eouthwest corner of suid lo: 7, thence north SJ le. t. Ihence cast 7J feet, thence South 2J feet, Ihence went 7i feet to the place ol beginning, all ii. block 10, in ihe city nf lluxter Springs, ac- nnwlln, tn lliw nfnrilf4l lilut Ihet-elit. Which mo'tgiigf was executed to secure Ihe sum of 81, 1M M In two notes, one lorii -oo pniuuie Murch lUth, ISBit, one note for $1,000 payable Jnnuarv the Knh, lNDO. each bearing Interest from date nt l!l percent pet annum, louur notilled that you inunt nnnwer th- petition llled hv the plaintiff on or before December the 22d, loflO, or said wlltlou will be taken as true and a Jiidsinent rendered Mguiimt you lor ai,157 50 with interest thereon at 13 per cent per anu. in from January 1'Jlh, 18t, and lor Ihe further sum f with li percent interest therein Irom (miliary lt. 190, and foreclosing the aforesaid mortgage und directing said property to be sold, and ihe proceeds to bo applied to the payment of plaintiff's Judgment, coals and taxes against said property; that delendunu be barred ol all inter est in suid property . W, H. HORXOR. Plaintiff. Notice of Appointment Admin istrator. Statu of Kansus. Cherokee county, ss. In the mutierof the estate of Ellen llano, late of Cherokee county, Kansas. Notice is bvrebv given, that nn the th day ol October, A D. WOtf, Ihe undersigned was, by the l'robate Court of Cherokee county, Kunsu, duly appointed and quail lied as udiiilntsirator of the estate el Ellen Mann, tale of Cherokee cotin ly, deceased. All parties interested in said es tate will take uoticc und govern theii-nelyet uo cordiiigly. E.M.WILLIAMS, Administrator. (First published Oct. 18.) rlEMPHJSROUTE. Kansas City, Ft. Scott A Memphis Railroad, Offers you Ihe most pleasant and desirable route to Kansas City and all points east, north and weit; to Memphis and all points south. At Kansas City connections are made at Un ion Depot with all through trains for Chicago, St. Louis and the eastj to St. Paul, Denver, San VmneWn. Portland and the west and north wt. 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