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Top-Notch Slate - The year-books for 10. of the United States Department of Agri culture putt Kansas right op among the top-Botcheri In farm product!. In the last ten yean Kansas hai been ' flrit in wheat and fifth In corn In 190. Kansas was first In alfalfa, . In fact no state even geti Into the ' aame class with Kansas on thla crop. Also last rear thli ttate stepped Into " fourth place on the number of, bortea and seventh place In the number of ' hogs prodnced. . ,r " F. 0. Coburn, secretary of the board of agriculture, has been compil ing some figures about Kansas crops and the . lame crops In other states, ' It was done. for some skeptical Kan . sans who supposed that Kansas got Into the first rank only occasionally. Tin government figures stiaw that Ift the last ten years KanMt iro- duced 770 million bushels of wheat while Its nearest competitor produced 70S million bushels. This was Min nesota. Kansas was third In K'09 but In nearly all the other yiars it was first. Id the ten years Kansas produced 1,601 million bushels of corn which gives It fifth place In that period. Illinois Is first; Iowa second; Ne braska, third, and Missouri fourth. Tens Is almost the pnty state that produces more cattle than Kan sat and only the states that, exceed Kansas In corn produce a greater number of bogs than does this state. RELIGIOUS VALUE OF UNIVERSITf DRAWING Br 'xVunir &. AlsalV imtrii'cfur In Mathematics, University ot Kan sas: An Institution dependent on the public for financial backing and moral support must justify Its exist ence by service rendered to the com munity. Kansas people rightly re gard religion as one of the serious toncernt of life and demand ot their University such presentation of relig ious troth as its Importance requires. A university stands or truth his-! forlcal, scientific, philosophic. It embodies the belief of learned men that the studies ot a hundred genera tions have brought to light facts Which It isworth while for present and future generations to know. These facts arranged and classified accord ing to the several branches ot science and the arts, are here presented to the' youthful or the Inquiring mind and come to form the grounds of the atudent'a judgments about the world In which he lives. - If the student profits by bis university training be will be led to draw his own conclu sions and not accept second-hand, those of tome other man, not even of bis teacher. This Is the, first great gain In a liberal education, to be afct free from bondage or opinion, which la all the uneducated man has to guide him through life. Such a inan who has heart Mr. Bryan speak, becomes con vinced that he Is a good man, there fore his opinion about the currency must be right. Or he haa ehaken hands with Roosevelt and decided tba so stenuqus a person could not possibly be mistaken about Porte Rico or the Philippines, :. Religious fellowships,, or their, rejection, are commonly determined by equally In sufficient persons. , - The llbsrally educated pan will think. And how will he tblnkt . The corner stone of a modern education Is science. Science depends on the discovery of unity In the apparently endless diversity of observed phenom ena. It is found that they always take place in accordance with defi nite, unchanging laws. Physical science Is the recognition of law la the material universe. But It is also found that equally fixed laws hold ' good in the relations of human beings with one another In trade, society, government Further, there are laws governing the activity of the indiv idual, his' bodily health, his thinking, his moral conduct These laws carry penalties for breaking them. If a man gets drunk regularly and perslstenly for a certain length of time, he becomes unable to do his dally work; If he restricts his reading to Ibsen, . d'Annunslo and Bernard Shaw, he will lose the capacity to understand ,- Aeschylus, ; Plato or Shakespeare; If be relies for success on over-reaching his neighbor Ot on any' sort of fraud or Injustice, It his aim la life ,ls nothing but self-indulgence, he soon loses the capacity for generqus thought or unselfish action.. A single Individual does not always find opportunity to verify these mor al laws by his own observation, but In the pages ot history they are writ large and plain. There one may read 'clear as the writing on the Babylonian palace wall the awful Judgment of Ood on pride, oppression, hatred, lust all the long list of human sins. The student who really profits by ' his opportunities will,, therefore, be . come Impressed with a deep sense of law In the tangled maie of human conduct - Last and most Important are the means whereby one Is trained to think lightly. In the past these have been theology, philosophy and mathe matics. Theology, unfortunately, has been side-tracked and philosophy has not fared much better, being made accessible rather late In the course, but elementary rostbeniatlcs now en jors popular favor to an uncommonly b:eh eegwe. Tli's paper will b worth reading U it r-r c';t tfce value ef mshessatles as an aid fa wlif'oua testable.. 15 ..-... ,.-.r Cvt!..-.-try )"rB to enact reliable results from our study. Hnwavar. haM the nraof mar be or I however tiresome the reckoning, we .are in me namt or uuaiug aenmw answer to the question In hand; and this 'answer will not be one thing for one pupil and a different thing for another according to their sevtral ak ahlllHaa hllf It will he lb fame (of 0 aai nlwayt ujf to date. The assertion that train may oe one thing for yon and another thing for me or that In a free country each of .,. i. antfi t till nwfl; oolnlon Is just it likely to; bf right at another, is mere moonshine to a mathemaucai- iv disclnllned mind. Even the Declar ation of Independence would not bear me ant In maintaining that two times two Is fire or that two circles can each lie wholly Inside the other, just be cause I feel like It U - maw llama, innnl ttlOM bene fits of university study which are within everybody's reach, the ability t think tnr nnaaalf. the expectation Vw V a.wa --a - w of finding laws among the things we think about and the recognition ot restrictions on our thinking If It Is to agree with the reality. ' . Mow in thla otherwise well-ordered world, there is one discordant ele mentthe oreverse will, which so often chooses to do wrong rather than right Not much learning. Is needed to discern this. Everyone ran fuel Its working In his inner life. The Greek philosophers were aware of It and studied naro now w over come It. But the atudent learns that nrak nhllosoDhv was absolutely pow enless to stem the surging wave. m k.,m.a nualan. And every thought ful student, knowing the Inevitable MHMMuaacee of lawlessness, win Loner or later cry out with the strong Apostle: "0 wretched man mat i am! who shall deliver me rtom the taodv of this death?" But If he holds . his faith In eternal trutn, ne win riniti be able to answer: "I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord ' THE VIIXAGE DEACON. A lot of felows would now own good farms If they had put in as much energy on a pitchfork as they have on a billiard cue. , jt Jt The old bachelors who board at i..at h.v thla satisfaction: They never catch the dickens for forgetting to bring home bread for dinner., :'. Jt Jt The man who joins church and pre tends he Is religions just to get busl .... mv (onl a few neoole, but he isn't making any particular hit with the Lord. '. . Jt Jt It beats the world how many wom an imazina they would have been await sinters or beautiful painters If they had juet "taken lessons wnen they were younger," Jt Jt . I never get the best of a trade in my life. That likely accounts lor tne f.ot th.i t wouldn't trade one "Bow ser" story for a whole carload of "Dooley" Juak. Jt Jt Young man, I notice that you still have the aneaklng Idea In your beaa that von are xolnx to finally get a full Nelson bold on old John Barley- mrs and dumo him Into the dust Ton fall to realise that the catacombs of the old world are full ot the bones of men who have tried the same thine- and failed. You don't know that among al the glanta who labored on the pyramids ot Egypt not one was strong enough to turn the trick. If you don't believe It look Into the poor housae ot this broad land; zlance over' the resisters ot the pen itentiaries that loom bp sullen and gray in all the commonwealths where floats the flex of your free country; read the columns of the dally papers every day for a score of years. Then take aa hour off some day and go back and lt down and try to figure out Just how yon are gjing to do It You can't do It with physical strength, with ir.rr,' priifc brains. Out John knows alt of those hold 4 s St '-- -n iU it -'"y r s'n-' the sun began to ablne. There are no holds he can't break. The one decent thing' about old John Is that, be won't follow yon Into respectable places to frame np a match, may away from him and you won't be dumped Into the dust , Jt .Jt . ' The man'wbo roars most about the cold westher In our . nelgborhood really has no kick coming. . His wife carries In all the coal and sweeps tbe snow oft the sidewalk. Jt Jt ':',;''. "Brother Philander," said t to our head deacon the other ;' day, "you trade horses ' occasionally; How do van menace to do it and keep yonr religion at the eame timet" "Most ly," replied old Philander with s siy twinkle in his eye, "by not letting tbe other fellow skin me." y ' ,V:. '' Jt Jt . Lots of ken have gone broke In runnlns- for office because they couldn't tell tbe difference between "encouragement" and votes. ( jt Jt . Lots of business men are just like bees. They keen busy all the time, but always manage to find time to get tbelr stinger into an eaeniy. . Jt Jt All of ne would be drawing ten thoutand dollar salaries if it took nothing but chyelcal strength to hold down the big Jobs. Yeara ago I knew. great big husky man who was never known to work. He was very religious and never missed a service or at prayer meeting. He need to stand around on the streets and say that he pat all his trust in tbe Lord and knew that be wonld not starve. He would quote scripture about the ravens and the neoole who had believed and were fed. , He bad plenty of faith but the storekeeper didn't and ne couiani rat trusted for a sack ot flour. I Hit wife was a meek and lowly soul who kept .chickens and a cow nd occa ainnaiiv did a family washing for some neighbor; The old man's voice used to ring out In testimony at the revivals, but his wife never had any thing to say. Finally the good wo man nassed to her reward 'and the old man sold the cow and the chick ens and went to live with a son. The son moved away and there was only nna nlaca left for the man With faith the poor house and he went there. When the time came for him to un loosen his mortal coll and fly away to his golden harp he looked, up and Said to tbe doctor: - "uroiner juei have faith and all will be well." I'll bet that fellow never saw the nearly gates. : , ... , .. jt jt - When a girl Inslsti o(i falling head over heels In love with' a particularly f.ilA tliaFB la Ana mrnv to oure her. Let her marry him and a year or so will do the rest S Jt , Jt ' , . About all soma men seem to be good tor la to stand around on the streets and prophesy changes In the weather, and help pull the hose cart the last ten feet ot the way to the tire. Bert Walker. In Osborne Far mer.' . ' . . '' ": Jt Jt , v,. Some reformers make the mistake of advertising when trey have no goods to sell, not realising that they can tool customers but once. ' The real healthy and marketable suckers are never landed with one cent stamps. ' ' ri '., Jt Jt ' I will admit that I don't know very much about poetry, but I have known some nersons who tried to write ft, and that was enough. " "beacon," said a man to me the other day, !'lt you would give the world more ot your muscle and less of yonr philosophy, there wouldn't be so many weeds In yonr corn and yonr credit would be better at the bank." ; ' ' 'v You otter hear the expression "Money makes the mare go." There Is a whole lot to it To be serfectly frank you will have to admit that all of us are out for the dollars. The man who wants an office so he can lift the voke from the necks ot his fellow men wouldn't shout so loudly and work so hard for votes If there was no salary attached to the job. But his reforms and his labors mean more votes, and more votes mean the Job, and the Job means money to him. Reform and the (ate receipts waik hand In, hand. Tbe business man opposes this measure or la tor that measure a good deal according to what his financial, barometer tells him. The money Is the thing In this good old world. Once in a while sentiment rets In and rules for a brief and fleeting hour, but It Is generally safe to figure that three huodrta ana sixty-four days of the year the al mighty dollar It wearing tbe crows of authority and roosting on t e most comfortable jwira. Religion and pol itics will never knock It ot. It Is Is Solis Is lostioii of XJdilld Losliip : This announcement con tains information in the form of facts and figures easily understood by the lay man--which has nev er before been published. It is important to the buy er who has been confused , by cjohflicting claims; be cause it enables hi rti t6 know the car whicH the ,, peop I e v haV e !&h ose ri above all others Y.C Jcb 0 lb h . i The Official Report ot the Association of Licensed Automobile Manu- facturers (Under Selden Patent) Shows the number ol cars manufao-. tured during the quarter ended Dec. 81, 190, as follows: Name , No of Cart .Manufactured 1 BUICK " 2 Cadillac , 8 Chalmert I Maxwell-Briscoe. 1" S Bverett-Metsger-Flanders 1,418 Overland 7 Packard . R.o t Hudson ..;...;... 760 10 Franklin "J 11 Peerless ....... 's 13 Plerce-Arrow 0' ill Mitchell 14 Stoddard-Dayton ?" 15 Oldsmoblte 888 1 Rapid ,...;...-. 17 .Locomobile 8 18 Pope-Hartford ' 881 '11 .Wlnton ,t 20 Waltham .,s, ,..' 2BJ II .Elmore 22 Thomas , 28 Stearns . . ; ........ W 24 Cartercar 25 Oakland ,,....;'.. lit..' 26 Autocar t ....... 1 , 27 Premier v.hV. . . . .- 114 28 York V.... .J" t : Stevens-Duryea 13 : It Brush Runabout ...... v 15 II Nordyke ft Marmon...... 124 32 Btudebaker I14, 13 Jackson -i. 1" 34 Moline ................. 107 The report 'shows that twenty eight Members and Uncensees of the Association not Included In the above list, built less than 100 cars each during the quarter. Members and licensees reporting for the year not Included. V Ciii!parati8 Groep Ilo. I Biiick 4,437 or More Than: Packard, 1,157 ; Pierce, 478 5 Peerless, 406 ; Winton, 179 5 Lozier, 85 ; Knox, 90 J Stoddard-Dayton, " 366 ; Oldsmobile, 336 ; Stearns, , 198; Haynes 81 ; ;Royal Tourist, 18 5 Stevens-Durjea. 1375 Pope-Hartford, 281 i Thomas,' 228 ; Locomobile, 296 ; total, ' 4.436' . Ccnipkrativa Group Ho. 2 Biiitk 4,437 or More Than:. Chalmers, 1,702 ; Mitchell, 371 ; Reo, 963 ; Jackson ro8; Waltham, 27; Moline, 107; Brush, 132; total, 4,351. Gcnparative Group (!o. 3 j,Vf.. E-M-F,;r,4l6j Overland, 1,177; Franklin, , 7 ,.s; 523; ;Colurribia, 52; Mitchell, 371; Mora, , ; 46;lvCorbin 26; Studebaker,, 114; total, - Ccsjaratiya Grcsp l!3. 4 Buick 4,437 or More Than: Maxwell, 1,6.8 ; Hudson, 755 j Elmore, 242 5 Selden, 57 ; Waltham, 252 ; Premier, 144 ; Nordyke & Marmon, 124 ; total 3,918. In the face of such an overwhelming evi ence of the trend of public opinion is there any longer a scintilla of doubt that the Buick is "the car the people have chosen?" BUIGK fa'OTOR G0;:PAIY , Flint, olsip T4- P .TTT "If CITfcTyr . D i! s HI 1 i 'V H S3 1 "J. ! IS 11 I S I i VI I M IS 'M t Ascnts for Tb! Territory '