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Globe-Republican Ptg. Co, Pube. DODGE CITY, : : : KAN. Soon, predicts a Cornell professor, children will quit being born. All the eblldren we know have done so already. The duke of Abruzzi is to try Alpine climbing. He is determined to get to tbe top of some of his mountains of difficulty. England shows its good manners nd good sense in not getting excited over those alleged interviews with the German emperor. ,. Both England and Germany would sleep better on dark nights if they would generate a little more of the fplrlt of brotherly love. "flr. Hammersteln says "a theatrical man can't be a pinochle husband." Which would doubtless be Interesting Information If we could translate It. Lord Roberts has grown so nervous over the aggressive curl of Emperor William's mustaches that he demands for England an army of 1,000,000 men. A St Louis Justice became very in dignant when a bridegroom offered blra a drink after the ceremony. The customary fee will buy several drinks. Sir Theodore Martin, the doyen of English literature, recently celebrated the ninety-second anniversary of his birthday at his Welsh home, Bryntlsi Ho, Llangollen. A powder firm in Cologne refused to fill an order from Houmania on ac count of previous large orders from other Balkan states. Naturally, a Cologne firm would be able at first tight to scent war trouble. Mr. Rockefeller has Just drawn Mis check in favor of Richmond college, Richmond, Va., for $150,000. Another Item added to the cumulative evidence that he really has some other business besides that of making money. A society In Norway has concluded an agreement to work Dr. de Saval's patents for making metallic zinc out of low-grade ores. At first about 50 v tons of metallic zinc and about one ton o metallic lead, as well as a little cop per and silver, will be treated each day. Mrs. Charles Brodle Patterson, a fitudent of longevity, announces that it Is possible for a man to live forever. Precisely. Not only "a man," but all men live forever, although they cannot remember this earth, which is rather limited in its standing capacity. Man has to move up to give other fellows a chance here below. An attempt is making in New York to limit the height of buildings in that city to 350 feet. It Is urged that tbe higher buildings, those of five or six hundred feet, are a menace to the health of the people as well as dan gerous In case of fire. In Boston and in Washington a much lower limit has been established by law. The divorce statistics Just published emphasize again the need of a uniform national divorce law as the only means oy wnicn me evil can oe Kepi in cnecK. As a chain is no stronger than its weakest link, neither Is divorce in the onion more difficult than In the state with the most lax laws. There Is no use in passing a restrictive law In one state which can be nullified at indi vidual pleasure In another. Mr. Powderly, after investigation, declares there are few men In the New Tork "bread line" who want to work. He suggests state farms. Good, as far as it goes. But many of these men would be of no use on any kind of a farm. Some are better adapted to building roads. The plan of Orlando F. Lewis for employment stations Is more comprehensive and more prac tical, thinks the Pittsburg Dispatch. ,A British peer advocates temporary confiscation of a car for automobile Deeding. The remedy Is, In the opin ion of the Baltimore American, rather drastic, but it Is evident from the in creasing number of accidents and the disregard for life and limb manifested by tbe speed maniacs that something must be done in the way of punitive legislation. The present system of fines la wholly Inadequate; in fact, they constitute but the smallest part of the running expenses of motoring, and plainly are so regarded. STATE CAPITAL ITEMS The navy department wants a wire less telephone plant established In Washingtoa for its use. If the system la sufficiently practical to be In such demand it will eoon be In general use and vocal messages will be - floating through the air in every direction. But where is the sound while the message ii on ita travel? , The query suggests the old problem: If a tree falls in the middle of a forest where no man can bear it, Is there any noise from the crash? Wllbnr Wright, is going after a f 15,000 prize la a French aeroplane race next month, although he knows perfectly well how the French aero planlsta bate to lose the money. What satirist of society has done nch a sketch of degenerate aristoc racy as Is drawa of themselves by the French princelings in the court pro ceedings for the possession of .an American glrre fortune? Is the bau ble for which American heiresses bar ter themselves to titled rakes worth the Incumbrance? asks the, New York World. . Fraternities Plan Fight For Lives. The fraternities of the University of Kansas have decided to Btart a defi- nate campaign among the members of the Legislature to show that the frat ernities are a benefit to the university rather than a hindrance. There is a possibility of a bill, being introduced in the next legislature to exclude the "frats" from the school, and it is for the purpose of guarding against this movement that the fraternities will take action. Each member of a frat ernity will try to see each member of the legislature from his district and try to influence them in favor of the Greek letter societies. As Successor to Dawson. Attorney General Fred S. Jackson has announced the appointment of John Marshall of Wlnfleld, attorney for the State Temperance Union, as his assistant to succeed John Dawson, who resigned to accept the private secretaryship to Governor-elect Stubbs. As attorney for the State Temperance Union, Mr. Marshall made an enviable reputation in the enforcement of the prohibitory law. He is regarded as one of the most ca pable lawyers in the state and his selection for this Important place was made on account of his familiarity with this portion of the work in the attorney general's office. Fight Against Drug Store. The fight of the temperance people In the coming legislature will be against the drug store. A bill has been drafted by the attorneys of the State Temperance Union, and the measure, if passed, will be one of the most radical ever promulgated against the liquor traffic of the state. Ac cording to the officers of the temper ance organization, It will work to take away practically all of the liquor busi ness from the druggists, and the deal er that relies upon this trade almost exclusively for his profits will be forced to hunt up a new business. Between Beck and Holton. W. W. Stahl of Great Bend has with drawn as a candidate for chief clerk of the house, and his strength will go to Will Beck of Holton. This leaves only two candidates, Beck and C. A. Brilhart of Elk county. Some of the leaders are now framing up a plan whereby Brilhart Is to retire from the race and permit of Beck's election by acclimation. In return Brilhart i3 to be made assistant chief clerk. Beck Is receiving pledges of support from every section of the state. As s-sc- retary of the Republican state com mittee he seciired an acquaintance with all the Republican members of the legislature which makes his racJ for chief clerk easy. Sues for $1,028 For State. Attorney General Fred S. Jackson has filed mandamus proceedings in the supreme court against Frank M. Holcomb, county clerk of Wyandotte county, to compel him to turn over to the state a total of $1,023.25. This amount of money Is that collected by Holcomb as hunters' licenses during the three years ending June 30. Un der a Kansas statute all hunters must have licenses. These cost a dollar each and are Issued by the county clerks. Holcomb has turned over to the state only a part of the money he has collected. Jackson contends that Holcomb has no authority to hold the money and that It should be paid at once. The court granted an alterna tive writ of mandamus, returnable January 9. Holcomb must pay over the money at once or show cause why be does not. It Will Be Farmers' Week. Secretary Coburn has Issued the pro gramme for the thirty-eighth annual meeting of the state board of agricul ture to be held at Topeka January 13 15. Addresses will be made by Gov ernor Stubbs, A. L. Sponsler of Hutch inson, Professor M. L. Bowman of the Iowa State college, Dr. L. R. Parker of the bureau of animal industry, Dr. S. J. Crumbine,, secretary of the board of health; ex-Governor Samuel J. Crawford, Professor G. C. Hopkins of the Illinois university, T. L. Bond of Sallna, Mrs. Louise C. Murdock of Wichita, Professor Albert Dickens of the Manhattan agricultural college, Professor C. H. Eckles of the Missouri agricultural college, John Powers of Marlon, R. C. Johnston of Lawrence, Justice A. W. Benson of the supreme court, . Mrs. Nellie Jones of Kalama soo, Mich. Tbe Kansas Improved Stock Breed ers' Association, will hold Its regular annual meeting at Topeka In the same week as the state board of agriculture, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 11, 12 and 13. V Give Legislators Auto Ride. The committee having In charge the arrangements for the Inauguration of the new state officers on January 11 held a meeting and mapped out' the programme. j :, : - The ceremonies, will take place at the new Auditorium at noon and in the evening reception will be given in the state house. . In the morning the members of the legislature and other distinguished statesmen will be given aa auto ride around the city. Moore Case Appealed Again. The case of the state against John C. Moore of Cowley county has again been appealed to the supreme court The transcript of the case Is a type written volume of 999 pages which in. eludes every bit of evidence Intro duced at the trial of the case. In 1906 Moore, who then lived in Arkansas City, shot and killed his wife from whom he had seperated some time before. He was tried some month later and sentenced to the penitenti ary for life. The case was appealed to the supreme court and sent back to the district court for a retrial, f he second trial of the case again resulted in a conviction and a life sentence and the supreme court will again be called upon to review the evidence submitted to the lower court as well as the courts rulings. KANSAS STATE NEWS A Brief Review of trie Happening of a Week Condensed Into' Paragraph for oar Busy Readers DISTRICT OFFICERS LEW MUCH TRIBUTE. TOO The Increase Is Running From 910,009 to $15,000 Per County Taxes Should Have Been Lower; Shawnee Leads in Druggist's Permits. In preparation for the fight the State Temperance Union will make In the coming legislature for a law re quiring all druggists to give bond to the amount of $5,000 to cover all dam ages that may result from the use of liquor they sell, data has been pro cured from tho probate , Judges throughout the state regarding the number of permits and the amount of liquor dispensed by the drug stores of every county. The Temperance Union has spent the past two months gathering facts on this phase of the liquor business. Of the 105 counties, 103 were heard from. In over half of the counties 63 to be exact not a single druggist permit is now outstanding. In the 103 coun ties heard from, there are 309 permits. Eight counties have only one, and sev enteen over five permits in force. Six counties of the state hold over half tho permits. The names of these counties and the number of permits are as follows: Cherokee, 17; Leav enworth, 15; Labette, 17; Sedgwick, 30; Shawnee, 4S; Wyandotte, 33. From this list It can be seen that Shawnee county has the most permits outstanding, and next in succession comes Wyandotte and Sedgwick counties. Scheme to Help The Farmers. Senator George H. Hunter of Wel lington has evolved a plan to make Kansas turkey wheat the premier wheat of the world and to greatly stimulate the production of high grade wheat In Kansas. Senator Hunter Is putting his plan in the form of a bill which will bo ntroduced In tho next legislature shortly after the beginning of the approaching session. He was In Topeka In conference with F. D. Coburn, secretary of the state board of agriculture, and others In terested In the wheat growing Indus try regarding his plan. Secretary Co burn Is enthusiastic In Indorsement of he plan which Senator Hunter will present, and thinks that Its adoption will be of almost Inestimable advan tage to the formers of the state. Senator Hunter's bill will provide for the appropriation of $100,000.00 by the state, creating a 'revolving fund' to be used In the Importation of fine seed wheat from Russia and Alberta. This revolving fund will be handled In much the same way as the revolving fund from which capital Is drawn on which to run the binding twine plant at the penitentiary at Lansing. It Is not the intention of Senator Hunter that the state derive any actual profit from the seed wheat business any more than It does from the manu facture of binding twine, although his plan contemplates that the state be reimbursed for the expenditure necessary to start the seed wheat project. The Kansas Swine Breeders' Asso ciation will be In session January 12, tne annual meeting of the State Dairy Association will be January 14-16; of the State Good Roads Association Jan uary 14 and 15, and the State Poultry Association will be holding Its annual convention on Thursday, January 14. To 8top The 8 pitting. An "anti-splttlng" bill will be intro duced at the coming session of .the legislature by Captain Clad Hamilton, Senator from the Shawnee district. Tbe bill, if it becomes a law, will pro hibit expectorating on the floors of street cars, passenger coaches and other public conveyenccs. It will also require that cuspidors be supplied in all such places. The bill will con fer upon the conductor or other offi cial in charge of the conveyance au thority to arest the offender at once and place him in charge of proper offi cials at the first stop. The railroads are said to be strongly in favor of such law. They will make new rules compelling the observance of the las aa soon as it becomes effective. ' ,i Farmer Sofa Stale Eggs '; The first case In which the pure food Inspectors have gone after a farmer for placing bad eggs on the market has been filed In Nemaha county, where Inspector Harry Bell caused the arrest of a well known farmer of that county on the charge of bringing old eggs to the town and selling them to the retail dealers. The farmer appeared In court and pleaded guilty to the charge and was assessed a fine and costs. Topeka The state tax commission, in its report to the legislature; will censure tax officers of the state for levying more tribute from the tax payers than they should durtng the' past year. All told, the commissioners believe that over $1,000,000 more have' been raised by taxation than It was contemplated should be raised. Most of the. excess tribute was levied by school district officers. These officers are not accused of wantonly doing it, but of carelessness. If they have not dissipated the revenues, they should be in position next year to get through on an extremely small levy. Didn't Figure Closely. "The tax officers had no Idea, It seems, what an additional miU levy, for instance, meant on the new assess ment," said S. C. Crummer, tax com missioner. "Thep don't stop to figure It out ' closely. Very' few of them split their levies Into a fraction of a mill. Where one mill wouldn't raise enough they simply added another mill instead of a fraction of a mill. As a result they have raised more money than the purposes demanded. As near as I can figure with statistics at hand the school districts alone raised $1,000,000 more this time than they did the year before. The in crease is running from $10,000 to $15,000 per county." Had the special session of the leg islature last year followed the recom mendations of the tax commissioners there would be no excessive tax levies to report. The commissioners urged the enactment of a law that would prohibit taxing officers from raising any more money during the year than they did for the year be fore. That would have kept the reve-1 nues about where they were before. But the 165 members or the legisla ture thought their combined wisdom was greater than that of the tax com missioners on this subject, so they enacted a law limiting the Increase to 2 per cent above the maximum amount that could be raised under the levies of the old law. Levied 2 Per Cent More. It happens that most of the school districts, esecially, had not levied up to the maximum the year before. Two per cent Increase on what they levied would have been all right. But they did not do that. They levied 2 per cent more than the maximum fixed by the old law, which in many In stances was 50 per cert more than the taxes of the year before. That Is how It happens that he people are called upon to pay $1,000,000 more for maintaining their public Institutions, including schools, this year than they paid last. The state tax is $500,000 less this year than last and If the local taxing officers had shown the same business Judgment that the state taxing officers did the peoples' taxes would be much lower this year. As it is, the taxes' on individuals, as a rule, are not much higher. Perhaps they are less on half the individuals on account of a read justment of values and also owing to the fact that the state tax commission put about $300,000,000 of property on the rolls that had escaped taxation be fore. However, had the tax business I nor has no Idea how long It will take worked out as it should everybody's ! to make the Investigation. He says taxes, except the tax dodger, would Ing to figure out what the maximum levies should" be' under the new assess ment .They hope to have1 the figures in time to present to the legislature. "The levies must be out right down to the bone," saldi Mr. Crummer, "in order to complete the machinery of the new tax law. Local' taxing offi cers must be curbed when It comes to fixing the levies. If they are' not, the whole law will fall' to the ground. The people of Kansas are in favor of an equitable assessment, but they are not iii favor of paying a million dol lars more in taxes than Is needed) Just because tax officers don't know how to figure;"' The legislature; no doubt, will cut the levies. It probably will' profit by its experience In ignoring the recom mendations of the tax commission last year, and pay some attention this tln;9 as to. what the commission sayr o that subject. If It doesn't afford somij relief in the matter the people, tww years hence, are. liable to send: a leg lslature here that will'. Ex-Congressman Bowersock of Law rence says that If the ' legislature doesn't limit the levies .this winter, Ik will run for governor two years hence on the tax Issue and he believes that the people will flock to his support. E Fourth Bank for Sallna. The Trad ers' State bank will open Its doors for business in Sallna on the morning of Saturday, January 2, with a capital stock of $35,000. This will be the fourth bank for Sallna. Woman Sues for Slander. Miss Dol lle M. Tllford of Topeka, well known In fraternal insurance circles in Kan sas, has filed suit In the Shawnee county district court against W. B. Kirkpatrick, national president of the Knights and Ladies of Security, for $25,000 damages for alleged slander. In the petition she says that Klrk pntrick scattered a story which has scandalized and Injured her and that there is not a word of truth In It. It's a Compromise Verdict. W. E. Jackett of Cunningham, charged with the murder of George McMlchael, Hal loween night, ha3 been found guilty of murder in the fourth degree In the Kingman county court. His sentence may be either for six months In the county Jail or for two years In the state penitentiary. The verdict is said to be a compromise between Jurors who wanted to clear Jackett and those who wanted to bring In a verdict of murder In the second degree. Citizens Prevent Robbery. Burglars made an attempt to dynamite the safe of the Milan State bank at Milan, twelve miles west of Wellington, ex ploding two charges, the first of which tore off the outer door of the safe. A second one failed to shatter the door to the Inner cash drawer. Before a third charge could be prepared, citi zens who lived near surrounded the bank and opened fire on the robbers who left behind their tool3 and explo sives and fled, escaping from town on a handcar. Gov. Hoch Names the Date. Gover nor Hoch has fixed December 30 as the date for starting the Investigation of the penitentiary, and notified the Kansas members of the committee to that effect. He has wired Governor Haskell of Oklahoma to notify the Oklahoma members. The committee will meet at the Lansing prison and get right down to work. The gover- have been much lower. Curb Tax Officers. The tax commissioners are now try- Stubbs Investigating School Situa tlon. Governor-elect f. R. Stubbs Is sending out letters to county superin tendents all over the state asking for information concerning the schools of the different counties. Every county superintendent either has or will re ceive a letter of this nature. It Is evi dent from the letters that Mr. Stubbs suspects that district teachers . have not gone far enough In school as he says he Is Informed that of approxi mately 1,000 teachers In the state, less than ten per cent ever graduated from a college, a normal school or univer sity. He says' that he regards the edu cation of Institutions of prime Import ance and desires to put forth an ef fort to make the schoob more prac tical and helpful to those who attend them. It Is believed that he hopes to have the educational commission of the state or the legislature to 'make more stringent requirements this win ter touching upon the qualifications of teachers. , New Hotel for Wichita. The .John P.. Stewart estate, by E. A. Bowers, secretary and treasurer, has pur- "Blffalo" Made Money. Buffalo Jofles killed a number of buffaloes on bis ranch a few days ago. One of them, counting the financial roturns on meat, hide and horns, netted him $900,' Block Burns at Mulberry. From some unknown cause, fire started in the Burton grocery store at Mulberry, destroying an entire block in the busi ness district, Including the opera house and postofflce, entailing a loss of between $20,000 and. $25,000, with only partial Insurance. he wants It to be thorough and he knows It will be from the character of the me'n that, he named on the committee. chased 75 feet of ground on Market street In Wichita, opposite the federal building, paying $30,750. ' An eight story hotel, to cost $150,000, will be built on the lot3 by the Stewart es tate. Shot Through the Heart. Swan Nel son, a young Swede farmer, resldng twenty-five miles southeast of Sallna, accidentally shot and killed himself while hunting. A load 'of shot went through his heart, killing him instant ly. His clothing was set on fire and when the body was found the clothing had been entirely burned off. He was 28 years old and unmarried. There Was a Suicide Clause. The administrators of the estate of the late Albert J. Nelson, at Sallna, have brought suit In the district court for the collection of $1,900 on a life In surance policy Issued by the Bankers' Life Association of Des Moines. Mr. Nelson committed suicide on Christ mas morning last year and the com pany refuses to pay the policy because of a clause in the policy, which was Issued In 1903. , , . Killed by Natural Gas. Miss Ar netta Rogers, 21 years old, a clerk in a Topeka store, was asphyxiated In her room. She failed to turn the nat ural gas off tight in a stove without flue connections, Burned , to Death . While Alone. Mrs. Mary Hughes, 86 years old, per lshed in a fire which destroyed her little home four miles north of Cha nute. Her charred body was found near a gase stove In which a fire had been left burning. She was alone and It Is unknown how the fire started WHAT THE 0O1U1IESP HAD. ghratD Wondta That the- UUtl Mother Wae Ra Alarmed Blttle- Mary really very Illi STotherf said she- was sure it was an' attack oft appendicitis?, but Grandma war eqnalt'y sure the little one waa tfareatenefll with convulsIoDS. ' The argument waxed warm inv Mary's1 presence, ajid'approprlate reme dies were used,' and1 ther next day she- was betterv - - Coming' into her mother's room dm- 1: 1 U A ing ner pmy buo iu. "Mamma; two of my dollies are very sick this morning." "Indeedl dean ram-very sorry What' Is the matter with tHem ?" "Well F don't really know, mamma but T think Gwendolyn has 'a pint o'spiders' and Marguerite is going to" baveenvulsions:' " INTOLERABLE ITCHING. Fearful Eczema All Over Baby's Fac Professional Treatment Fal led, A Perfect Cure by Cutleura. "When my little girl was six montbe old I noticed small red spots on her right cheek, They grew so large that' I sent for tbe doctor but, instead of helping the eruption, hie ointment seemed1 to make If worse. Then H went to a- second' doctor who said It; was eczema. He also gave me an oint ment which did not help either; The disease spread' all over the face and' the eyes began, to swell. The Itching; grew Intolerable and It was a terrible- utirVit . n r rn ' T ium.iii.HaJ Amlmm 9rv , BlgUI. IV DOT. A WUBUIbCU UUVW1I 1W ' months, but they were unable to cure the baby. I1 paid out from $20 to $30 without relief. One evening I began; to use the Cutleura Remedies. The- next morning the baby's face waa all white Instead of red. I continued until: the eczema entirely disappeared. Mrtv P. E. Gumbln, Sheldon, la., July 1308."' Potter Drug 4 Gbem. Corp., Bole Props, Boston HORRORSI "Whafs the trouble, Zambo?" "I thought It was missionaries, but It's a load of Altruists." His Absent-Minded View. They were engaged in purchasing shoes for the children. The husband was a former teacher, but the wife was a very intelligent and practical person, relates the Chicago News. "For school purposes I don't want and dull kids for they roughen up so easily," said the wife to the sales woman, adding: "What do you think of it, dear?" "Well," he said absent-mindedly. "I have known a good many dull kids at school, but I never regarded them as any rougher than other children." Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that Contain Mercury, u mercury will surely destroy the sense ot (mH tad completely derange the whole system when entering It through the mucous surface. Such articles should never De usea except on prescrip tions from reputable physicians, as the damans they will do Is ten told to the good you can possibly de rive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney k Co., Toledo. O., contains do mer cury, and is taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces ot the system. In buvlni Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you get the genuine. It Is taken Internally and made In Toledo. Ohio, by F. 3. Cheney A Co. Testimonials tree. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. Off for the Woodshed. "Great Scott!" snorted the Irritated: old gentleman, as he dropped his pa per, "what Is all that noise In the li brary?' "It's me, grandpa," responded Tom my. "I'm playing I am a ship poundv ing In the surf." "Playing you are' a ship, eh? Wellt young man, I think you need a spank er." And the next moment grandpa waa slipping off his slipper. Starch, like everything else,, la b teg constantly improved, the patent Starches put on the market 25 yeart ago are very different and inferior to, those of the present day. In the lat est discovery Defiance Starch all In Jurlous chemicals are omitted, while the addition of another ingredient, in vented by us, lves to the Starch a strength and smoothness never ap proached by other brands. "Marriage Service" Defined. A Boston cynic of the female per suasion defines the "marriage service'' as "watting on one's lord and master in the capacity of cook, laundress, seamstress and maldof all-work." PILEH CUKED IN 6 TO 14 DATS. , PAZO OINTMENT Is guaranteed to cure any east) ot Itching, Blind, Mewling or Protruding Hleslu t to 14 days or money refunded. 60c. The way to gain a good reputation Is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. Socrates. GOOD HOUSEKRRPnRH. Ue the best. That's whv thpv Cross Ball Blue. At leading grocers S cents. Jt Is better to begin late doing our duty than never. Dionyslus. Lewis' Single Binder Ckar has a rich taste. Your dealer or Lt)' Factory, 1'eoria, ill. He isn't much of a baker who eats all the bread he kneads. t'SA Allan' FnntFn.aA Ournstlred, aching, sweating (;et. 2w). Trial packaUj A singer doesn't weigh his words oa the musical scale. - '