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V f . c t 1 ''4 .'4 i Baxter Springs News CH1S. L. SMITH, Editor & Owner. BAXTER SPRINGS - - KANSAS Spain Is trying very hard to b up to date. It now bra a bullfight trust If woman Is to have a buttonless dress, why don't man have a- button less collar? It Is going to be a hard winter for the poor. The price of automobile tires has gone up. Gold worth $11,000,000 is coming out of the Tanana Valley, Alaska, this sea son. It should suffice to fill quite a number of teeth. - . ' Servla seems bent on looking for trouble. The little kingdom will dls cover trouble is a thing much euslei to find than to lose. - This country is not captious and carries ho chip on Its shoulder, but It dares any foreign navy to Ball up to the north pole and take It The Mbors have caught anothei Spanish force unawares. That war seems to be conducted by the hostile tribesmen on the surprise-party plan. Western crop and trade reports con tinue highly favorable. And big har rests and good business in the west mean general prosperity for the coun try. A Chicago man shot a motorman because he laughed at him. Oi course, motormen should be taught manners, but there may be methods less drastic. While it is true that the poor we have always with us, it Is lso a cer tainty that some of the rich hardly ever allow us a respite from their di vorce troubles. Another man has been mistaken for a deer in the Adirondacks. He is dead .now. This Is the open season for deer, but It should be the closed season for humans. The amateur hunters are already getting in their crop of human game. And it is part of the Irony of fate that no matter what bad shots they are, they can always hit a man. The latest triumph of surgical science is successfully to remove a man's stomach. Some cynics say, however, that to the vast majority of masculinity death Is preferable. Glenn. H. Curtiss appears to be the reigning aeroplane favorite. His vic tory at Brescia, Italy, supplements that at France, where he won the in ternational championship. Curtiss also receives $6,000 of the prize money, and this, in addition to the sums given in other contests, makes a total of $15,000 f rom -these sources alone. And it is added that the Curtiss aeroplane cost only $1,000. That invention ap pears to have been one of the best investments on record. A New York judicial authority has been called on to decide whether a man's grave can be seized and sold for his debts. Whatever the abstract justice of the proposition, there is something so revolting to human na ture's most sacred instincts in busi ness which carries its claims beyond the-grave that no one was surprised to find the court forbade the desecra tion of the dead. There was some thing too ghoulish in the mere pro posal. Earthquakes, fires, floods and tidal waves have been especially numerous angl destructive in Mexico this year. The latest of the visitations is a tidal wave along the coast of Lower Cali fornia, causing the 'loss of several lives and the demolition of many buildings. As the wave swept Inland for two miles something of the force and extent of the flood may be con ceived. Mexico will have reason to ' remember 1909 because of the ..fre- Quency of calamities during that pe riod. The Spanish press has rebelled against the strict censorship of news by the authorities and announce they will publish new true news of the war In Morocco. The policy of withhold- v Ing. Information from the public Is on a par with that of the ostrich who bides its head when seeking to con ceal its whereabouts from Its enemies. . The eventual truth cannot be sup pressed in this age of information, and the nations can no longer be treated - as children to have only what their rulers think is good for them. The dull silence that hung over that New England dinner table has been - lifted of late, says the Delineator. It Is gone like the dew In the sunlight of the new social influences. , The isolation- of the farm was the chilling cause that drove men into the cities. Now, by telephone and free mall de livery, all, the warm world currents are being carried to the country and are vitalizing the rural community Into a life that is rich and abundant la the variety of its interests. A- rtpl Seeing France with Uncle John By ANNE UNCLE JOHN VopjriigtU, by "Come lnt Come on! Well, don't you hear? -Qan't you understand any Oh, it's you, child. I thought it was one of those darned waiters. "Sit down; pull up a chair by the bed. It's so long since I sent for you that I just about thought that you were not coming. I suppose you were surprised at my sending for you; but It was the only way to do. It's a hard thing to break to you, Yvonne; but you'd have to know in the course of the day, and I always do everything light off that I've not decided to wait and see about Now don't look fright ened, my dear; nobody's dead it's only that I'm paralyzed! "There what do you think of that? YeB, it's true for a fact My legs! I had some premonitory symptoms yes terday going up that cursed old tower, And I had some very advanced ones coming down from It, and this morn ing, when 1 started to shave, the truth juBt burst In my face. Now, don't try to say anything, for I've read too many patent-medicine advertisements not to recognize paralysis when I feel it up and down the back of my own legs. I'm not the man not to know my own feelings, and I want to tell you that when I got up this morning I couldn't stand up, and then, after I stood up, I couldn't sit down; and if that isn't a clear case of having com pletely given out I don't know what you would call It "Now, my dear, the question Is, what's to be done? Of course our travels have come to a full stop, for I shall probably never walk again. The curious thing is that I don't feel any particular Inclination ever to walk again. You've no conception of the sentiments that I feel in my legs; but If you roll the fatigue of a lifetime into either the left or the right you can get some faint inkling of the first freshness of paralysis. I tell you, Yvonne, it is awful. Every cobble stone I've gone over seems to be sing ing in my calves; but that neither here nor there. What I want you to do Is to go to the pocket of my valise get out the cable-code book and look out a word that means 'Both legs par alyzed. What shall I do with the girls?' You'll find a word that means It If you look long enough. They've got 40 pages of words that mean every fool thing on earth from It's a boy' to Im possible to lend yon ten dollars.' I was reading it over In Paris the other day while I waited for my money at the bank. "Well, ain't you going to get the code-book? I don't want to be impa tient but I want some one to be doing something. You don't know how rest less It makes me to think of lying still for the rest of my life. While I was waiting for you, I was thinking that probably I shall live right here in Caen till I die. Tm very glad we got here too late to. see anything, because now I can take it bit by bit and drag It out through my remaining days..- I shall have a wheeling-chalr and a man to push me around, and well, maybe It's In the little outside pocket I 3f 9 p. "f Dreux. know I had It in Paris, anyhow; I remember. I was just reading that 'sal sify means Tour mother-in-law left by the ten o'clock train,' and that 'bsJ Ifry means that she didn't -when they brought me my money, and-1 was free to go. "Well, now you've got It I thought maybe It would be In the little valise jf "ft! t;: ml T 0. k WARNER PARALYZED lb. Oenurr U. nesses begin with 'Salt I remember 'Salt-fish' means 'have got smallpox; keep away,' and 'Saltpetre' means 'have got a cold; come at once.' You look along there and find 'Paralysis.' I'll just keep quiet while you're look ing. I'd better be learning to keep quiet Keeping quiet must be the long suit of the paralyzed, I should fancy. But you see what It Is now to be an optimist Here's my life prac tically over all of a sudden, and, in stead of being blue, I'm as cheerful as a cricket No need of fussing over the candle-grease on my hat now, for I Ehall never wear a hat again, I shall wear a soft felt tied over my ears with a plaid shawl as they always do in rolling-chairs; as for the umbrella, I'm actually glad I left it It would only have been an aggravation to have seen It lying around. But all the same I can't see why you didn't lnHice it lying down there. It must have been in plain sight I remember pointing over lit Mont Mirat with it and saying the rock looked as if it had been dropped there front above. Yvonne, I tell you when 1 think Of all we did these last two days I feel per fectly content to be paralyzed. . I'm glad to think that I've got such a good excuse to stay right in bed; I'm happy that it will be out of the question for me ever to travel again. I feel as if I've traveled enough to last me for ever; I actually don't want to see any thing more. No more catching trains and climbing castles for your Uncle John not In his life. You can put 41 " 'I'm Happy That It Will Be Out of the Question for Me Ever to Travel Again."' the Baedeker in the fire right now I never want to see a red cover or a green string or an index again 88 long as I live. What's that? No, I sha'n't want it to look oveMmdrecall things by; I can recall more than I want to just by the way I feel. I don't need any guide-book to remember what I've been through since I left Paris. I re member too much. I remember so much that I am rejoiced to think that muscles over which I have no control will prevent my having to go out to day and see anything else. It seems a little hard to think of having sight Been so hard that you never want to see another sight but I'm perfectly content - And I don't want a doctor, either; I've no faith in French doc tors. It would be just like one to hypnotize me and set me going again, and I don't want to go. I want to He right here, and I thank the Lord that I have money enough to allow me to lie here forever, if I -feel like it I was thinking this morning what a horrible existence a tramp must lead always going on to new "places. Thank heaven, I can just 'settle down in this old one and stay on indefinitely. I want you to go down to the office and ask what rate they'll make for this room by the year. I want this same room right along. It's the first restful spot Tve struck since my trunk went smash into that ship. Yvonne, did you notice the way they handled those trunks when we landed as if they were eggs? I tell you, the baggage system at home is a burning disgrace. That's one reson I like Europe so u's quiet and peaceful. I beard, some goats go by this morning; Td like to know a hotel In America, where you can listen to a goat And then that wallpaper, what a tranquil pattern a basket of sunflowers qpside down al tenurtely with a single palm upside up! What a contrast to the paper on that room I sailed from! It looked more like snakes doing physical cul ture than anything else, r "Yvonne, I was thinking It all over as I lay here this morning waiting for you, and the truth is, we've been trav eling too fast . I wanted yon to' see all there was to see, and I overlooked myself completely. Don't feel badly, child, because I know you never meant it; but It Is the truth, and, as a masses we've beon travellnx too fast It's tho vice -of the Amorlcan abroad; It's the terrible secret drain upon tho strength of our better classes. We come over to rest, and If we don't do two countries a week we feel we've wasted our money. The Idea of leaving Paris In the morning and doing Chartres and Dreux and getting to Argentan that night! Why, Hercules himself would have been used up. And then that castle at Falalse. No, I'm not sorry. Yvonne, there was something about that castlo that I'll never get over. I tell you those were the days to live In! I was thinking about it while 1 was waiting for you this morning. Will you consider what it must have been to put on a suit that you couldn't be punched through, and then get out with an ax that faced two ways and have full freedom to hack at people yon hated. I tell you, child, I should have been one of those who barricaded themselves behind the dead bodies they had killed and kept on firing over the top. And to-day my armor would be hanging up somewhere all full of dents and rust? blood-stains, and I'd be a sight In some cathedral with your Aunt Jane wearing a funnel and an accordion beside me. We'd both be in marble, of course, some worn by time and chipped by tourists ah, well! "Can't you find anything suitable in that code-book? Here, I've been waiting a quarter of an hour for you to hunt hand me that book. I re member 'Shell' is 'have broken my left leg,' and 'Shell fish' is 'have broken my right leg, and 'Shawl' Is wait a bit keep still, Yvonne; no one In the wide world can study a code and listen at the "Oh, well, HI leave it till to-night. Nnt that I'm irritated at your inter ruption, for I never let anything ruffle me, and when you write home the first thine 1 want rou to tell your mother is that being paralyzed has not changed me one particle, same even disposition, same calm outlook on life, same disinclination to ever bother any one. I want you to make them under stand in particular how cheerful I am. Some men would turn synlcal at waking up paralyzed, but not me. I feel as If I might get about quite a little in Caen, maybe, even get to Falalse again some time; but you can bank on one thing, and that is that if I ever go back to Falalse I won't go up that tower again. I was wondering this moraine as I lay here waiting for you how in thunder you were holding that candle to spill so much grease on my hat You can't say that didn't know I was there, for every second step you took your foot hit me in the small of the back. You ought to have gone first anyhow. I know the rule is for a man to go first going down a staircase, but I don't call that business we were on any staircase; it was more like a-serles of cascades with us form ing the merry, leaping part I tell you what Yvonne, the next time it's up to your Uncle John to play the chamois that springs-from crag to crag over an old middle-aged salrcase while "his niece pours candle-grease on his hat, you can excuse me. "What I-ilke is clean, open-to-the-day-light ruins like that old one at Jumleeea! No nerll, no anxiety all on a level, and time to look up at what wasn't I tell you, I wouidn t have missed seeing Jumleges for any thing. I was thinking this morning as I lay here waiting for you that I have mod mind to write a book about my travels, and that when I do I shall have the frontispiece, me in front oi Jumiezes. I could take..an artist down there on purpose, and while he wasn't doing me, I could look it an over again. Maybe I could go there alone with a kodak and get a satisfac tory frontispiece, only those rocics were so thick that most people would think it was a defective plate. I shouldn't like to have thenrlhlnk that fnr if I was coin to have a book at all, I should have it in good style- gold edges, bevel-plate, and bo iortn, don't vou know. I'd like to write a book about "Europe, I vow. I haven't been here very long, but ni swear I know ten times more than any book ever 'tells. It never said word in Baedeker about there not being any cabs at Dreux, or about the condition of thoae steps In Talbot's Tower, and such- things ought to be known. "Wall, child. It - must- be nearlng noon, and I feel like taking a nap be fore, dinner. Suppose you go in ana rit a to vour mother and' Mrs. Clary. After your mother gets the cable, rhell naturally be anxious ror aeians, and she won't want to wait longer than ten days to know alL I wish you'd ring and tell them to bring .me some hot water before you go; tell them I want it in a pitcher. Make them un derstand a pitcher. They brought it last night in a sort of brass cylinder, and I couldn't get the thing open any wayhad to use it for a hot-water bag in bed in the end. It wked fine lor that : ' "There, now, yon go on and leave me to sleep. You havent the faintest idea of how osed-up I feeL Don't for get to write your mother how, cheerful I am; dont forget the hot water.. I'll Bend for yon when I want you. Thero there I'm all right child, dont you worry. Just pull the f yrtajpf MS W TBUTI2FUL iDnTi:i::3 TIi BASIS OF SCS23a", Since the Icredlenta EntfirhjPcnna Are Known Its Power as a Catanir Eemedy and Tonic is Understood, ' v- COLUMBUS, OHIO. The ae : tlve Ingredients entering the most . . popular household remedy In the ry world have been made known to the public. This means a new era In the advertising of popular fam " . 11 medicines Peruna leads. Peruna contains arsons; other things, golden seal, powerf ul In its . effect upon the mucous mem branes. Cedron seed, a rare medicine and unsurpassed tonic Cubebs, valuable In nasal catarrh and affections of the kidneys and : ' - bladder. Stone root, valuable for the nerves, mucous-membranes as well as In dropsy and indk gestion. HAS ITS GOOD POINTS. h (inn 'TEC Jt "One nice thing Tout shootin' pheaJ ants durln' th' open season Is that you kin bring 'em home in broad daylight, and you don't have to divvy up with no gnme constable so's he'll keep his mouth shut" ECZEMA COVERED HIM. Itching Torture Waa Beyond Words Slept Only from Sheer Exhaustion Relieved In 24 Hours and Cured by Cuticura In - a Month. '1 am seventy-seven years old, and -some years ago I was taken with ec zema from head to foot. I was sick for six months and what I suffered tongue could not tell. I could not sleep day or night because of that dreadful Itching; when I did sleep it was from sheer exhaustion. I was one mass of irritation; it was even in my scalp. The doctor's medicine . seemed to make me Vorse and I was . almost' out of my mind. I got", a -set of the Cuticura Soap, Ointment and Resolvent I used them persistently for twenty-four hours. That night I slept-like an infant, the first solid " night's Bleep 1 had had for six months. In a month I was cured. W. Harrison f, Smith, Mt Kisco, N. Y Feb. 3, 1908Jif. Potter Drag Own. Coipn Sol Pnpt, Botfttt. A man will coax his wife till she gives In, and is pleased with himself when he succeeds, but when the chil dren coax her, and she yields, he Is . -dlegusted with her. Atchison (Kan.) Globe. He that does a base thing in seal for bis friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together. Smolters aleo Wee Lewis' Single Binder "" cipar for its purity. It is never doped, only tobacco in its natural state. - Many a man suspects his neighbor as he suspects himself. - Tr. Plmee't Plenwnt Pxllet. rrgulato and Inrt. ' '' omte ltoirmch, llrer and boweln. HnKar-egw4, . Uaj , fnuiuLut, eai? to take. Ho not grip. Procrastination is the thief of many -a good time, - i mil ftililt v. Milium ChiMrcn's Cou-k f , 1 4 CTJHE-' r :v , . ..... Oim Much Uimhiit - 4 -9 I J! ! i) - t i j