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HAYS CITY, - - KANSAS.
KANSAS ITEMS OF INTZSZ811
A Republic county lady found -a
chicken with four leg's and four wings
in a brood hatched out last week.
Some of the people of Tbpeka, when
asked to contribute to a fund to buy
Fred Funston. a sword, whacked up 5
Westmoreland's railroad will be
open on the firs! of July. They ought
to make it the Fourth and break the
the record with a celebration.
On one street in Galena nine bus!"
ness buildings are in course of con
struction. This is the way the towns
in the mining district are marching
On the 18th of this month the old
settlers of northwest Sumner, south
east Kingman and southwest Sedg
wick counties will hold their annual
The Scandia Journal has discovered
that some fellows who are too poor to
pay for their home paper manage to
dig up a dollar or so a week which
they blow in at the joints.
Narka's city council purchased 350
trees for the purpose of beautifying
the city park. A good move. It is not
necessary to wait for a town to get
big before taking steps to make it
At Pleasanton a man was fined S10
and sent to jail for thirty days for
throwing hot coffee on his mother-in-law.
It is not stated what line of de
fense he adopted, but he probably
alleged that his mother-in-law kept
him in hot water.
This is the time of year when the
unwise small boy ties the rope attach
ed to the family cow to his body and
gets dragged to death. It is also the
season for the foolish little girl to
pass in her checks as the result of try
ing to "skip the rope' 275 times with
Beattie has a fire engine and a hose
cart, but no organized department of
fire fighters. A few nights ago there
was an alarm of fire. Everybody lit
out for the scene of fire, forgetting all
about the fire apparatus. The Palla
dium calls loudly for the organization
of a volunteer fire department.
The season of land work for horses
is well begun and will continue on the
majority of farms until the first of
next November. Unless this season is
an exception to the rule, the majority
of the horses will begin the year's
work in good flesh and spirits, but be
fore the season is over, thousands of
them will be so poor as to be almost
literally "nothing but skin and bones"
and will require a winter of high feed
ing to make them able to begin anoth
er year's work. This method of treat
ing horses is ruinous to the horse as
well as expensive to the owner. Horses
so treated are weak at a time when
the heaviest work is required of them.
Their bones protrude in such a way as
to make it almost impossible to pre
vent the harness from galling them
and we almost invariably find them
with shoulders covered with collar
boils, with sore backs, and with large
patches of skin rubbed off their hip
and stifle joints. Such conditions are
not due so much to excess of hard
work as they are to lack of the proper
kind and amount of food. All animals
require different kinds of food in pro
portions which vary according to the
conditions under which they are fed.
Company E, of the Twentieth Kan
sas, has had hard work. For one per
iod, covering five weeks, not a man in
the regiment had his clothes off.
A suggestion has been made by the
Topeka Capital that a subscription be
raised to buy a handsome sword for
Brigadier General Funston to be pre
sented to him at the reception which
' Will be held in Topeka when the
Twentieth Kansas returns. The plan
proposed will no doubt meet with a
hearty response from the citizens of
The ' Kansas university board of xe
gents nas completed its workleaving
three places on the faculty unfilled;
those of assistant professorships in
sociology and ' political " economy,
French and forge and foundry work.
"4eacnes are nearly au Kiiiea," says
the Sedgwick Pant a graph. "The
strawberry crop is short and there is
little prospect for a ' good apple crop.
If anything should happen to the wa
termelons we will probably begin to
hear something about the 'black man's
The gardens all over the state are in
good " shape and much home-grown
truck are on the markets.
The internal, revenue collections for
the Kansas district, comprising Indian
and Oklahoma territories for April
amounted to 857,926. 89. This is more
than double the amount collected for
April of last year, Of the collections,
819,749 was on the sale of oleomargar
ine stamps and 825,764.19 for docu
mentary stamps. The balance was in
cigar and other stamps and in smaller
amounts. . t
It is getting about the time of year
for the band boys to dig up their
Fourth of July music. -
.Nickerson is said to have more good
looking widows than any other town
of its size in America. Were their
The corn over the state is peeping
through the ground and the indica
tions are that there is a good stand.
The late spring rains are just what 'was
needed to make everything' grow. The
soil .is in the very best condition and
everything is growing1 nicely.
Nolle Prentis history ot Kansas has j
been akopted by the Kansas text book
Harrison Bowker, a pioneer settler
of McPherson county, is dead at the
age of 74 years.
Specer, coal oil inspector, has turned
over his collections for the month of
April, amounting- to 82,512.
In anticipation of the coming strike
of the miners, the Kansas railroads
are laying in a large supply of coaL
-General Funston is a small man. A
bullet or two more in his body may
make him so heavy that he will be un
able to swim.
A movement is on . down at Garnett
to get" that town into the natural gas
push. It is believed that natural gas
can be found there.
The need of more normal schools in
Kansas is illustrated by the fact that
many students from southern Kansas
are attending the Alva, Oklahoma nor
mal. A large number of people are pro
testing against the proposed pardon of
Emmett Dalton, the outlaw. Among
those protesting is Lyman U. Humph
If Fred Funston knew that Ameri
can rymesters were stringing the pub
lic with effusions in which he is made
to appear red-headed and as weighing
but 95 pounds it would worry him
more than the Filipinos do.
The indications now are that the ef
fort on the part of Governor Stanley to
secure reduced insurance premium
rates for Kansas through the co-opera
tion of the companies engaged in fire
business will be abandoned.
The recent rains in Cowley coun
ty have almost insured the wheat crop
of that section. In the three days'
rain of last week nearly four inches of
water felL The rainfall for April this
year has exceeded that of any previous
April for several years.
State Grain Inspector McKenzie en
countered an obstacle of a serious na
ture in Auditor Cole last week. Mr.
Cole drew his blue pencil through an
item of 8418.59 in Mr. McKenzie's claim
for the past month. The total amount
asked for expenses was 81,017.94, in
which was included a bill for 8418.59
in favor of the Kansas City Printing1
company for printing. Auditor Cole
refused to allow the claim on the
ground that printing for state officers
must always be done by the state prin
The Howard Citizen says: "A few
days ago a sea gull was shot by a
hunter near Fiat. Sea gulls are rare
birds in this section in fact so rare
that the hunter who brought it down
didn't know what it was that he had
shot. So he brought it to town and
showed it to several who pronounced
it a sea gull of a rare species, now al
most extinct the rose or roseate Arc
tic g-ull known to science as Rhodos
thetia Rosea. It attracted much at
tention by its beauty, its downy breast
being of a rare, delicate pink and its
wings of a glossy black."
Since the formation of the Twentieth
Kansas regiment a year ago fifty-seven
Kansas soldiers have lost their lives.
Sickness attacked the camp soon after
it had been pitched in the sand lots
near Golden Gate park in San Fran
cisco. The nealth of the volunteers
improved after the camp had been re
moved to the Presidio, but in the
meantime several Kansans died. Dis
ease has caused twenty-eight deaths
since the regiment was mustered into
the United States service. Twenty
one men were killed in action dead
before they were taken from the field.
Eight -soldiers died from wounds re
ceived in battle, only one or two of
these living more than a few days af
ter they were shot.
The wheat fields throughout the
state are in prime condition and grow
An endowment of 5100,000 has just
been made to the Princeton university
for the establishment of a chair of pol
itics, by some one who requested that
his name be not made public The
man who takes that course and wants
to try his hand should come to Kansas
where home-grown talent would
skunk him at every stage of the game,
from township caucus to the state con
It is said thai the Great Western
Stove company at Leavenworth will
join a stove trust which will be form
ed at Cincinnati this week.
Cattlemen of Oklahoma and western
Kansas are in a dispute; some of them
claim that the heel fly has a stinger
and others maintain that it has not.
In order to settle this question before
the political conventions begin to en
gross public attention the cattlemen
ought to appoint a committee of one
to back up against a heel fly while in
Something must be wrong -up in
Oketo township, Marshall county one
of the best counties in the state. It
has a- -population of over 700, but the
assessor reports but . two marriages
during the past year.
Miss Pauline Lewelling, daughter of
ex-Governor Lewelling, has been
chosen as instructor in English litera
ture by the trustees of the Sumner
county high schooL For the past two
years she has been at the head of that
department. in the schools of Arkansas
Kansas is to turn herself loose when
the Twentieth returns and many a
man will welcome the heroes of a Bag
Bag with a jag-jag.
Fred Wellhouse, the apple king of
Kansas, says that this year Kansas
will have the greatest apple crop in her
history. But the constitutional yaw
per will kick because the peaches are
a partial failure.
While a Columbus man was attend-
ing services in the Baptist church some
nnregenerate sinner made off with his
horse and buggy.
This is splendid weather for young
The towns in Kansas show a steady
Just at the present time everything
is quite prosperous looking in- Han
sas. The rains during this month is just
what were needed to rush the crops
Merchants are enjoying a splendid
trade, and mechanics are generally
By the way of a prismatic lie, W. E.
Curtis writes to Chicago that the
women of Kansas ride their bicycle
A poor stand of any crop may it
most instances be traced to poor seed.
It may be immature or too old. Most
seed deteriorates rapidly after from
one to three years. Immature seed is
most often met within the so-called
hay crops as alfalfa, millet and timo
thy, for in these it is impossible to
harvest the crop so as to get all the
seeds matured and at the same time
There is no penitentiary in Oklaho
ma, and there are no poorhouses oi
poorfarms in the territory. The need
of such things has never been felt.
Although there is an impression in the
east that this is a lawless country, the
reports of the criminal courts show
that the penitentiary population is
only 155, and that there was only one
convict last year for every 2,150 of the
inhabitants while in the good state of
Ohio the ratio was one for every 1,902;
m Kansas, one to every 1,G00, and in
Indiana one to every 1,250. There are
jails, or "coolers" as the people kindly
call them in all of the larger towns,
but in the smaller places when a man
has committed an offense against so
ciety the sheriff locks him up in a va
cant room until he gets time to take
him to court.
Cneap Rates to Pacific Coast via Santa Fa.
The Santa Fe are selling tickets to
San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego
and other California points at the very
cheap rate ot 832.50.
To Portland and points in Idaho and
Oregon 828.85. For particulars call
on or address, L. R. DeLasey, Agt.,
Only 81.41! Only 81.41! Only 81.41!
Kansas Musical Jubilee Kansas
State Sunday School Association,
Hutchinson, Kans. For these events
the Santa Fe will sell tickets to Hutch
inson and return for one fare 81.41
for the round trip. Tickets on sale
May 8, 10 and May 15 and 19. Good to
return until May 12 and May 20, 1899.
L. R. Delasey, Agent.
Excursion to San Francisco, Cal., via the
Great Santa Fe Route.
On May 15, 16, 17 and 18 the Santa
Fe will sell tickets to San Francisco
and return on account of the National
Baptist Societies meetings at the rate '
of one fare for the round trip 860.00
limited for return to July 15th, 1899.
The Santa Fe's California service is
unsurpassed, having two trains daily
from Wichita, leaving 3:50 a. m. and
7:10 p. m. L. R. Delajtet, Agt.
Homeieekeri' Excursion via Santa Fe
For this occasion on May 16th
and June 6th and 20th, the Santa Fe
will sell round trip tickets at the very
cheap rate of one fare for the round
trip plus 82.00 to all points in Arkan
sas, Arizona, Indian territory and New
Mexico. These tickets will bear going
limit with stopover privileges of fifteen
days; final return limit , twenty-one
days from date of sale. Before pur
chasing tickets you will do well to call
on some representative of the road
reaches all points of importance The
Great Santa Fe.
L. R. Delaset, Agt.
If there are no delays it is believed
that the waterworks plant at Wamegc
will be completed by July.
An Atchison man is in trouble. His
children have passed the measles anc
whooping cough age, and just as he
was looking forward to uninterrupted
rest at night, the boys have begun to
hang around. This courtship busi
ness takes a great deal of time, con
sidiring how often it results in fail
ure. Not so much time and attention
are put in any other venture.
Business is picking up in all branch
es and very few idle men can be found
Kansas farmers will plant a large
acreage of broomcorn this season.
There is good money is raising broom
corn. A Dickinson county man who manu
factures merry-go-rounds has enlarged
his factory and expects soon to have
the largest institution of that kind in
the United States. He also makes the
organs which grind out the music
which accompanies the giddy whirL
We don't have to rake up uncles and
aunts and cousins of war heroes in
Kansas any more.-' We seem to have
the original stock.
Ira Hicks, weather prophet: "Do not
be surprised if cold weather comes im
meeiately on the heels of electrical
storms, during the latter half of May.
We believe that the temperature will
fall low enough for snow .squalls in
the north, with heavy frosts at night,
after the cloud areas have passed
away. May ends much warmer and
Getting about time now to have the
old mower and binder repaired.
And now an astronomer comes forth
with the prediction that Biela's comet
.will meet up with the earth on the 7th
of next November and cause no end oi
trouble. If Mr. Biela's comet expects
to - do any business in Kansas it. will
have to select some other date. Nov
ember 7th is already taken. That is
election day, and no firey-tailed tramp
j of intar-stellar space will be able to
j divert attention from "the sitrtatioBw
J and the ballot-box.
THAT DEAR MAN.
"But don't you think you are repos
ing too much confidence in. him, Ber
tha?" "You are such an unbeliever, Mrs.
Postman. Have I not trusted him in
so far that I have promised one day
to become his wife? And that once
conceded all other trust becomes a
matter of . less consequence."
Mrs. Portman was a matron of 50,
who had passed through the fiery or
deal of experience, and profited with
al. Bertha Broods was only 24, the
widow o" a man whom she had duti
fully married because her father bade
her dp so. Old Gen. Brooks had lived
only four years after the marriage,
and the young widow was left with
two cherry-cheeked little girls and
"half a million of money.
"Of -course Mrs. Brooks will marry
again," prophesied everybody, and
Mrs. Brooks verified the popular
rumor by engaging herself to Gerald
Montressor, "a model man!"
He was president of half a dozen
benevolent societies, director of as
many more, chairman of a charitable
committee, and - had the whole book
of psalms at his tongue's end.
"Such a dear man," said all the old
"Such a jolly humbug," said the
men, but then they were always dis
posed to pass severe judgment on cne
of their own number.
So the big wedding cake was made
and the white silk dress was ordered,
and the clergyman engaged to perform
the ceremony, when a telegram arrived
from Europe demanding Mrs. Brooks
instant presence at the deathbed of
her only brother.
"You surely will not think of go
Ing, Bertha?" pleaded the bridegroom-
"I shall go," Mrs. Brooks answered
quietly. "It is a duty from which I
may riot shirk." And she went, reso
lutely refusing the escort of Mr. Mon
Before she sailed, however, she
made a will to Mrs. Portman's utmost
dismay, leaving her children, her prop
erty, her all, to the guardianship if
Gerald Montressor and thereby arose
the little discussion which opens our
Three or four weeks glided away be
fore a second telegram was handed in
to the gothlc-furnished library of the
AND SHE WENT.
house on Patrician square, where Mr.
Montressor was reading the paper
aloud to Miss Josepha Johnson.
"I sail in the San Duomo, April 12.
Love to all. B. B."
Ana wmie tne upnolsterers men
were tacking down the pale blue vel
vet carpet in the bride's boudoir, the
sad tidings came of the foundering of
the good steamer San Duomo and the
loss of all on board.
"The Lord's will be done." groaned
"We must strive to be resigned,"
said Miss Josephine Johnson.
It was a sun-bright morning, toward
the . first of . June. Mrs. Portman was
watering the monthly roses and geran
iums in her windows, when there came
a soft tapping at the door.
"Come In," said Mrs. Portman, and
a ghost glided In. Or, at least, so she
"Don't be frightened, Mrs. Port
man," said Bertha. "It's only L
didn't sail in the Duomo, after all. A
little extra law business that I hadn't
anticipated kept me until the next
steamer. And npw tell me about the
children about Gerald." '
Mrs. Portman's spectacles glared
upon the Inquiring face of the young
Is it possible," she asked, "that
you haven't been there?"
I wanted to hear something of
their welfare, first. I wanted to sur
"And I guess you will surprise
them," said Mrs. Portman. "Why, Mr,
Montressor thought it was a great pity
the wedding cake and the dress and
the Tell should all be wasted, so he is
to marry that precious Miss Josepha
.Johnson of yours the day after to
-."Impossible!" gasped Bertha.
He is such a dear man!" quoted
"And the children?"
"Oh, -the children! They are a sec
ondary consideration," said Mrs. Port-
man, dryly. . "They are to be packed
off tea boarding school, for Miss
Josepha Johnson has had quite enough
of them already, and Mr. Montressor
Isn't fond of children, now that their
mother's eye is off him and the proper
ty is in his control. . . So you see the
consequences of that Quixotic will of
yours, ; Bertha."
Mr. Montressor lost his rich wife,
but Miss Josepha Johnson did not gain
a husband. She Is an old maid still;
for "that - dear man" had too much
-common sense to throw himself away
'on a homeless governess. And Bertha
Brooks still- remains" a widow, devoted
to Blanche and Bessie. New - York
Corafed " Phil ophcr
"While the people, as a rale," said
the Cornfed Philosopher, "don't know
just what they want, they usually and
cut what they don't want, if the pol
itician will only go on talking.".
SXade ty m French Experimenter wltn
tha Aid of Mussel.
At various times attempts have been
made to manufacture the genuine dia
monds and other precious stones, but
the cost of manufacture has in each
case proved so great that up to the
present time no such diamonds have
been placed upon the market. This
statement, of course, does "not apply
to the manufacture of artificial
precious stones, which seems to be
thriving at present, judging from a
recent cable dispatch to the Enquirer,
which told how artificial diamonds and
rubies are being manufactured in Eu
rope. The point of interest just now
is the fact that a method of manu
facturing genuine pearls at a trifling
cost has just been discovered. Man
ufacture, however, is hardly the right
word, for it is nature herself which
does almost the whole business. A
natural pearl, we know, is formed
through the intrusion of a foreign
body into the shell of a musseL The
sea mussel is popularly supposed to
have a monopoly of this business, but
this is an error. A certain spcies of
river mussels, technically known as
Margarltana Margaritifera, also pro
duces beautiful pearls. The attention
of a French naturalist. M. Boutan, a
professor at the Sorbonne, was recent
ly drawn to this fact, and he at once
conceived the idea of producing pearls
by means of the river mussels. His
first step was to prepare a sort of oys
ter bed for the propagation of the
mussels, after which he began to aid
nature in her work by making pearls.
In each shell he bored a very small
hole, and through it he introduced a
tiny bit of mother-of-pearl .Into the
body of the fish. His work was now
complete, and all he had to do was to
wait until nature had completed the
process. ' That he will in time reap
a rich harvest seems to be the general
opinion among naturalists. By the
way, this method" of manufacturing
pearls Is not new, as the Chinese are
said to have practiced it for centuries.
From a Feanat Which Xodged In Bis
From the result of having a piece
of peanut about the size of a coffee
bean fall into his windpipe and finally
settle in his lung, 14-year-old George
Flood, of 209 Huron street, is lying on
a cot at the Alexlan Brothers' hos
pital in a dying condition. He is un
conscious, and it is expected death
will soon end his sufferings. The boy
is enduring great pain with the piece
of nut in his lung, which also brought
on pneumonia. The doctors have lit
tle hope that they can do much to his
aid without having an operation per
formed to get the particle of nut out,
which will necessitate cutting open his
lung. It was a week ago Wednesday
night that the young boy's accident be
fell him. He was out on an errand,
and while on his way obtained some
peanuts. He had almost finished eat
ing them, and he put the last one in
his mouth, when he commenced cough
ing. He opened his moutii to draw
some air, and in doing so the peanut
slipped down his throat. The nut
lodged in his throat haif way. He
commenced a terrible coughing which
led into spasms. He fell to the side
walk, and his face turned white, while
a dizziness came over him. He drank
a glass of water, but it seemed to have
him cough more. He then obtained an
orange, which he swallowed by pieces
of quarters at a time, but it did him
no good. The piece had slipped down
Into his lung. Tuesday he showed
signs of unconsciousness and became
delirious. At times his breathing was
stopped, and he felt great pains.
Wednesday the sickness turned to
pneumonia, and he was removed to the
PASSE PARTOUT IS IN STYLE.
Old Fashion In Pictures Is Again the
The old-fashioned passe-partout is
once more in fashionable demand,
bringing again to the front a style
that was modish in the day's of one's
grandmother. While anyone with skill
ful fingers can frame her own pictures
in passe-partout, the regular picture
dealers charge so little for their work
that there is little advantage in get
ting one's fingers In a sticky condition.
The latest passe-partouts are fash
ioned of colored cardboard to corre
spond with the tones of a room. Card
board in any shade is easily obtain
able. Granulated paper of the same
color Is used to hold the glass In place
over pictures which vary in subject,
importance and price according to the
taste of their owner. The passe-partout
is especially in demand for fram
ing photographes of foreign travel or
souvenirs of enjoyable journeys In
America, and frequently saves from
destruction groups of amateur prints.
It is a pretty fashion, and being inex
pensive Is apt to have much vogue.
Longest Flight of a Cannon Shot.
The longest distance ever covered
by a cannon shot is said to be fifteen
miles, bwt that probably was several
miles within the possible limit,. accord
ing to CaptE. L. ZaliMkL the retired
army officer, who ranks among the
highest authorities in the world on
munitions of war. On the point of
possible range Capt. Zalinski says:
"Under existing conditions, and with
the guns, powder and projectiles avail
able, I believe it possible to fire a shot
to a distance of eighteen miles. The
distance will be greater when a powder
is produced that will exert a uniform
pressure on the gun throughout the
course of the projectile from breach to
A Fatal Reform.
"I understand she married him to
reform him." "That was It. And she
did the job so thoroughly that now
he doesn't like the kind of a woman
he liked when he married her, and is
trying to get a separation."
"What do you think that girl said
when she refused me?" "in never
guess. "She said she had so many
similar . experiences lately that she
couldn't offer to be more than a half
sister to me." Tie Rival.
ROSWELL PJLOVER DEAD.
Prominent New York Politician
WAS ILL ONLY A FEW HOURS.
Nkw Yoek. May 13. Former Gov
ernor Roswell P. Flower died last
night at 10:30 at the Eastport Country
Club, at Eastport, I L Mr. Flower
was taken ill early in the day with a
severe attack of acute indigestion. In
the afternoon symptoms of heart fail
ure supervened and he grew steadily
worse until the time of bis death. Mr.
Flower's family were notified and
were with him when he died. Mr.
Flower has been a sufferer from gas
tritis for a long time with every now
and then an acute attack.
Rosy ell Pettibone Flower was born
at Theresa, Jefferson county, Nl Y.,
August 17, 1835. He was educated in
the country district schools, and be-
It. P. FLOWia. "
fore he had passed from youth to man
hood he clerked in a country store,
worked in a brickyard, farmed and
taught schooL For a time he was a
clerk in the Watertown postofiice and
then engaged, in a small way, in the
jewelry and brokerage business. In
1869 he removed to New York, and in
1SS1 he was elected to the unexpired
term in the house of representatives,
vice Levi P. Morton, who resigned to
accept the portfolio of minister to
He was re-elected to the Forty
seventh Congress from the Eleventh
Congressional district of New York,
defeating Waldorf Astor.
In lfbi he was favored by many as a
candidate for governor of the state of
New York, and was a candidate for
the high office at the convention held
in Syracuse; the honors of the nomi
nation were, however, carried off by
Grover Cleveland. Later on his name
was also mentioned for the presiden
tian nomination by the Democratic
In 18S8 the nomination for -lieutenant
governor was tendered him by hi3
party, but he was compelled to decline
the honor for business reasons. In
November. 1SS& he was again returned
to Congress. In June, 1S91, he re
ceived the Democratic nomination for
governor of the state of New York,
and was elected in November of that
year by a majority of nearly 50,000
over his Republican opponent, J.
He made a good record in the office
and since his retirement had devoted
himself to his vast business interests.
Good authorities estimate that Mr.
Flower's profits in the last eighteen
months in Wall street have exceeded
810,000, 000. He has become in that
time the acknowledged speculative
leader in the financial markets of the
Mr. Flower married Sarah Wood
ruff, a daughter of Morris M. Wood
ruff, of Watertown, in 1659. Three
children were born, of whom only one
survives, Emma Gertrude, who ia the
wife of John IX. Taylor. Mr. Flower
has been for years one of the wardens
of St. Thomas' Episcopal church in
DEWEY IS NOT WELL
Cables That Condition of His Health
Necessitates Rest and Qalet.
Chicago, May 13. Judging from a
cablegram from Admiral Dewey, his
health, despite medical assurance to
the contrary, is not of the best, and
to this fact is due his probable return
by way of the Suez canal instead of
the Pacific coast route. The message
is as follows: "
"Illinois. Manufacturers' Associa
tion, Chicago. Many thanks. Impos
sible to accept invitation now. Condi
tion of health necessitates rest and
TO DEMAND BETTER TERMS.
reeling of Filipino Congress Regarding
Loxrxnr, May 13. A 'dispatch re
ceived here to-day from Manila says
that the Filipino Congress now sitting
at San Isidro is composed of fifty -six
members, of whom twenty favor peace
and au equal number are irreconcil
ables. The others, holding the bal
ance of power, are ready to admit that
absolute independence is hopeless of
attainment, but demand better terms
at the hands of the United States.
Third Nebraska Mastered Oat.
Augusta, Ga,, May 13. The Third
Nebraska, Colonel William J. Bryan's
old regiment was mustered out here,
yesterday. The regiment started
homeward on special trains over the
To Control Kipling's Output.
LoSdox, May 12. The Daily Mail
declares that a group -of American
and English literary agents has
formed a syndicate for the purpose of
controlling the future productions of
Mr. Rudyard Kipling.
Miners Union Soed.
South M'Alester, L T., May 13.
The Mine Workers' union has been
sued by. Perry Bros., of Coal gate, L
T., for 810,000 for breach of contract.
Perry Bros, claim that when the strik
ing miners quit work they broke the
contract entered into when the scaler
was signed. The case will be tried in
the federal court at Atoka.
Strikers Use Dynamite Again.
Dm. urn, Minn.. May 13. The street
railway strikers last night dynamited
a car and fired several shots at non
It Solve tha Qaastlosv
In a portion of Hanover. Germany, a.
local decree requires each farmer to
deliver to the authorities twelve spar
rows or sparrow heads between Oct. 1.
and Dec 1 or pay a fine.
The largest leaves in the world are
said to be those ot the Inaj p'm,
which grows on the banks of the I. na
ion. They reach a length of 1 om
thirty to fifty feet and are ten to
twelve feet in breadth.
The blankets issued to the soldiers
of our army cost the government $3.40
Faith in a watch without works will
result In a timely disappointment.
Girls should not marry a light man
he might go out when you most
Scatter wocd ashes in the orchard.
They contain the elements mostly
needed to make healthy trees and good
A man has to hustle to get a govern
ment position, but after getting it he
can enjoy a good, long rest.
If a young woman cannot go to a
place without a chaperon, she should
not go at all.
It is said that a ruffle of newspaper
sewed on a petticoat sounds like silk,
an d costs those who pay the bills no
France's Jfew President.
The new president of France is calm,
sane and a trifle bourgeois. He looks
like a man who would infuse into
French politics as much vigor of Hos
tetter's Stomach Bitters will into the
run-down system of anyone who uses
it. It is n absolute cure for all stom
"Evil is wrought by want of
thought," says a poet. That's another
shot at the poor dude.
What Eklwmlnet" Are.
"Kalsomines" are cheap temporary
preparations manufactured from
chalks, clays, whiting, eta, and are
stuck on the wall with decaying ani
mal glue. They bear no comparison
with Alabastine, which is a cement
that goes through a process ot setting,
and hardens with age. Consumers, in
buying Alabastine. should see that the
goods are Ya packages and properly
labeled. Nothing else is "Just as
good" as Alabastine. The claims of
new Imitations are absurd on their
face. They cannot offer the test of
time tor durability.
When a baby is expected in a family
the church sewing society hears of it
Hall's Catarrh Care
Is taken internally. Price, 75c
Women have few friendships; love is
more to their liking.
Should always be dried before starching'.
Apply "Faultless Starch" freely to both
sides, roll up tight with bosom inside and
lay aside twenty minutes before ironing.
All grocers sell "Faultless Starch," 10c
The eyes of snakes arc never closed.
Alive or dead, sleeping or waking,
they are always wide open.
"Keep to Your Place and
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Suitt - Up Was . tired out, bad no
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Etta M. Haoek. Atbol. Mass.
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