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Globe-Repubfkaa Ptf. Ce Pvbe. DODGE CITY, I I t KAN. Nature is Just at green aa abe look. Now punish all who violate the co caine law. Underground trolley wires never blow down. Periapt a little bensoate of soda would help in preserving; the peace In the Balkans. Just about the time a man gets a woman's waist line comfortably lo cated, she moves it Here is where the baseball language begins to be substituted for lest pic turesque vehicles of expression. What fun our grandchildren will have looking back at the bats their female ancestors wore! , If dogs save more Uvea than they cut short, what kind of a protective measure is it to kill the dogs? The south pole crossed its fingers Just as the Shackleton explorers started on the last dash of 111 miles. A poet has just died in Denmark leaving $1,000,000. We presume he dallied with the Muses as a side issue. "Preachers," says the Brooklyn Eagle, "are not infallible." Why, no. They contradict each other frequently. The preacher who Insists that wom en shall take their hats off in church is dooming himself to slim congregations. GOVERNMENT SCEIITS ST0FEHF.03S FRAUDS INVESTIGATION THREATENS TO DI8CLOSE GRAFT HERETO FORE UNKNOWN. $50,000,000.00 ARE INVOLVED New York Steamship Men and Im porters Are Strongly Suspected of Being Leagued to Rob Government Camilla Flammarion e - neat-producing well is a mighty fine Idea, but the chesty coal men still decline to be Stampeded. While we are condemning the man who rocks the boat, why not include the nervous woman who trails her band in the water? The man who kills another through reckless auto-driving has committed as Berious a crime as though his weapon were a knife or gun. Now that a fertilizer trust is being organized, of course something ought to be said about such an organization probably being in bad odor but let it pass. A New York paper publishes an edi torial on "Why Girls Leave Home." In the majority of cases they go be cause they are Invited by young men to do so. It isn't going to be any easier for a gentleman leaving a banquet at 2 a. m. to call for a "tetrahedral kite" than it is for him to say that he wants a "taxlcab." It is not worth while to speculate concerning those canals on Mars until the astronomers have agreed among themselves whether or not they really are canals. A lemon famine is threatened. This is not alarming, however. The fruit has been too freely handed out of late to make Its scarcity a subject of gen eral regret. . A speedy and highly satisfactory way to wreck an aeroplane seems to be to send It up without an occupant. We are making scientific progress, locally, every day. No doubt, when some Chicago or Wall street financier has perfected a way to corner the oxygen In the at mosphere we shall be permitted the luxury of protesting, at least The truth is the bats only look like peach baskets; if they really were peach baskets they could be bought for 11 cents a dozen, Instead of cost ing an average of $15.33 each. Down In Mexico there are some peo ple who do not want Diaz for president again, but they take the precaution to come north of the Rio Grande before giving expression to their sentiments. Dial started in to be president of Mexico away back in 1877, and, with the exception of one intervening term, has been president ever since. The grand old man has made some history during those years. Premier Asquith describes Edward VII. as "a great national asset." Yes, be Is very popular with the masses, and lives strictly up to the constitu tional principle that "the king reigns but does not govern." Rev. Dr. McPberson may be right In asserting that the man who falls to pay his street car fare because the conductor has overlooked blm Is act ing a lie, but there is another side to the matter, as one passenger found out when be tendered a fare that had been missed and was privately "called down" by the conductor for the pro ceeding. "When you do that," the latter said, "you may be calling the at tention of an Inspector or spotter to my carelessness and will get me a rep rimand. Don't do it again." Owing to the fact that a Dread nought might be constructed with the money it would cost to communicate with Mars, It Is not likely that Eng land will Inaugurate any movement for the purpose of getting on speaking terms with our stellar neighbors. Russia Is now pardoning its naval commanders who surrendered to the Japanese. No one thought they would pvpr be punished, and the czar's gov ernment was alone to blame that the nfivy was in rotten condition when the war began. . ' Washington. The federal govern ment's investigation Into the New York customs frauds threatens dis closures more astounding than those recently unearthed In the false weigh ing of sugar for the benefit of the su gar trust. If the fears of treasury department officials are realized there will be disclosed the existence of a conspir acy of many years standing and of such magnitude as may Involve not only customs inspectors, but several big importers, a transportation com pany and some men "higher up" In the New York customs service. Losses to the government through these frauds are believed to exceed $50,000,000. The detective force which has been employed on these cases has now been supplemented by secret service men, and, working together, they have secured a strong lead on the follow ing abuses: Under valuation of Imports, collu sion between transportation line em ployes and inspectors. Bribery of Inspectors by importers. Frauds in weighing. Inspectors' graft on traveling pub lic. Acceptance by customs officials of entertainments and presents from im porters. MacVeagh After Crooks. Although Franklin MacVeagh, sec retary of the treasury, is not in a po sition to commit himself as to the progress of the investigation, he makes it perfectly clear that he is heart and soul with the movement for a complete eradication of the cor ruption alleged to exist in the New York customa service. "It is not that I am more Interested in good, honest administration in New York than elsewhere," he ex plained yesterday, "but because of the disclosures that have been made there and my personal knowledge af ter a visit that certain charges In the methods of doing business should be given prompt attention." The secretary says that he did not assume charge of the treasury de partment with the Intention of In stituting any particular reforms, but conditions have demonstrated the ne cessity for them, especially In New York. Death Follows Oklahoma Rains. Oklahoma City, Okla. Five people are dead, several thousand acres of crops are inundated, many cattle have been drowned, and every stream in the northern, northwestern and east ern portion of the state Is raging as a result of almost unprecedented rains during the past 24 hours In those sec tions of Oklahoma. The dead are: Mrs. W. W. Brown and three child ren of near Foraker, and Mrs. Mattle Jones, negro. The former were drawned last night in Salt creek while attempting to escape from high wa ters and the latter dropped dead of fright when the waters of Boggy creek, near Enid, surrounded her home. Heavy Rain at Wellington, Wellington, Kan. Six inches oi rain fell in three hours Sunday night In a territory fifteen miles in length extending from South Haven, a few miles south of Wellington, into Okla homa. The rain was accompanied by sheets of hail that beat the grain into the ground. Messina. One of the severest shocks since the great earthquake oc curred here this afternoon. The movement was both vertical and hori zontal and lasted ten seconds. The shock was preceded by a rumbling noise. The populace fled panic stricken and the walls of the ruins in various places collapsed. Fort Smith, Ark. At Wlster Junc tion, Okla., across the line from here, yesterday a passenger and a freight train on the St. Louis and San Fran cisco railway collided In a blinding rain storm that prevented the crew of either train from seeing the ap proach of the other. Nine persons were injured, none seriously. Canal Is Progressing. Washington. Secretary of War Dickinson, who has just returned from a twenty days' inspection of the Pan ama canal, said yer.tcrday all the en gineering problems advanced In the construction of a lock of the canal will be successfully worked out by the canal commission. Tallahassee, Fla. A br.nk guarnn tee bill, differing but little from the Oklahoma law, was passed by the house yesterday. To the i S Devoted Dead a. i ;,. A Memorial Day Poem Km ill 5 EYOND a golden edge, the skies ,. . Are sapphire; . drifted argosies ,' Bear April's showery pearls away, 5 But . leave their raln bow tints sur ;, paused ' On Held and wold, the flowers of May; Deputing May; that In her arms These infant blossoms, of her charms The dearest, gathers; and her last Farewell bestowing comes to east Them on the mound of Memory. With martial step and toll of drums What spectral host is this,' that comes Between the gates that guard the deadT Haste they to seek the wilting bed? Impatient Is the griuled head Of dallied pillow? Bay not sol While yet their Winter passeth slow Here blooms perennial their Spring; And here the pledge of Hope they bring And Love that dleth not, bestow. Where once their heart of youth was fain Its rich florescence, white and red, Upon the field of strife to shed Folded, the petals that remain; The morning glories of their youth That drooped not In the midday drought- Have shut on Peace; as to a stem Stripped bare, the banners cling of them All, hath the beauty vanished vain Their glory to Invoke again. About the feet of these that stand Beside the headstone, hand in hand. Who once were foes their children kneel And break the close turf's emerald seal, To let the sweet rain find the roots Of grass and flower, and the shoots Of rose and myrtle bid to grow, That, o'er the dust In love entwined. Shall breathe upon the Summer wind Sweets from the mold they bless below. Ah, let the banners come and go For old remembrance; dip them low Above the Dead that dared and died; God knoWeth who are Justified. About His Work He moveth slow; The roses fall, the roses blow- He will not hasten tho' we flood The Earth with our Impatient blood Nor that avail, of all we shed, To paint one rose a deeper red. Nor heeds the Rose, If of the clay Beneath, the tint be blue or gray; Nor Love, while human 'tis to err, Shall be Truth's hard Interpreter. Plant nothing over me, that keeps My heart apart from him that sleeps As faithful In his narrow bed As I in mine shall; with the Dead The Dead are" reconciled nor we Dare break their hallowed amity. Plant then the myrtle; blue and white Its flower, as Southern suns delight To deep its tint or Northern snows To blanch Its color; plant the rose Both white and red and for the stars The periwinkle; fade the bars Of separation; stripes as red As the one blood their fathers shed, Bring ye, and bind the Peace that saves In unity, these sacred graves. The Flag! their sacred heritage, Their children's children shall engage, Their sponsors In a new baptism For them to cherish; let that chrism On their dead brows descend, and bless The ancient bond of faithfulness With its renewal; so shall we March onward to great dec tiny; Nor one untoward memory stand Between us, in the Motherland. John Harrison Mills, In The Sunday Magazine. I KANSAS HAFPENIK3S i UllllUMllllillllllMI The Change of Years p HE sentiment which sur rounded Memorial day with feelings of sacred character, when it was Inaugurated 41 years ago. has in a measure passed away with the lapse of time. Then the majority of the neonle of the United States bad the graves of fathers, sons or brothers who had given their lives to the union to mark for honor and tender recollection. The memories of the great struggle for the union and freedom were en. hanced by personal memories of the dead. The lapse of years has wroueht an Inevitable change. Even to the older part of the community who retain the memory of the civil war and its heroes the freshness of the recollec tion is lessened by the passage of time. The greater part of the com munity Is a new generation, whose knowledge of the events originally designed to be commemorated is ob tained by reading or at second hand, without the force of personal memorv. Naturally, therefore, the progress of time has made Memorial day an an niversary of honor for the nrinoinle of patriotism and of tho memories of the dead, more than a revival of the personal feelings that hallowed the first two decades of the observance. Kansas Schools to Advertise. It is possible that the University of Kansas and state normal school will be able to do a little newspaper ad vertialng'this year,1 after-- all. Last year James M. Nation, state auditor, ruled that the schools could not tpend the state's money for newspaper ad' vertlsing for students, as be believed it was a bad policy. " Also be could not see the wisdom of a school adver tising for students and then asking the legislature for additional funds, be cause there are more students than can be cared for properly. The school were notified that no advertisement bills would be audited or allowed this year. But, a few days ago It was learned that the agricultural college was placlng.advertising contracts with, newspapers. The school was notified that rhe'Wnr would'not-be"allowed and word came back that the state would not pay the bill as advertising con tracts would be paid for out of the $40,000 appropriated by . the govern ment for agricultural college work and not out of state funds. As the audi tor has no contral over the govern ment money he could 'not stop that school, so arrangements are being made for the university and state nor mal schools to spend a few hundred dollars a year for advertising. K. U's Bio Year. By far the largest graduating class in the history of the University of Kansas will receive diplomas of graduation June 9. The registrar of the university has just finished the list of seniors eligible for graduation this year. This list contains 320 names from the six schools of the university, who will receive bachelors' degrees besides 15 graduate students, who will receive masters' degrees from the college and the school of engineering. As usual, the college heads the list with 151 seniors, while the engineering school will grant degrees to 59. Forty- nine will be graduated In law, 81 in pharmacy, 23 in fine arts and seven In the clinical department of the medi cal school in Rosedale. Kansas to 8 to re Wheat. The mills and farmers of Central Kansas are preparing to store wheat next year. For several years they have seen wheat lower in the fall than In the spring, and the fashion of selling wheat directly . from the threshing machine has grown until early winter sees the crop well out of the wheat belt This year's experience has been lesson and the mills are building steel and concrete warehouses to hold 50,000 to 100,000 bushels in prepara tion for storage. The farmers, too, are building granaries and barns, and next season will see more wheat stored than in a half a dozen years previous ly. Most of the Central Kansas mills are shut down because of lack of grain to grind. Alton to Try Bond Election Again. The Attorney General of Kansas has decided that the school bond election, held at Alton on May 1, was illegal, in that the petition was not properly drawn, says the Osborne Farmer. The bonds carried without a dissenting vote. Another election will be called. About half the school bond elections held in Kansas are illegal. The law is very strict and a small technicality will knock out an election. 8upport Themselves by Preaching. Among the students of the Univer sity of Kansas this year are two young college students who are supporting themselves while in college by preach ing the Gospel, Sundays, to congrega tions in nearby towns. They are Fred E. Lee, Who Is a sophomore, and Louis Elmer Larson, a freshman, both from Columbus, and both ministers in the Christian church. Gets the Highest Rate Pension. A private letter from Victor Mur dochs secretary in Washington an nounces that Wallace W. Dill has been allowed a pension of $100 per month for total blindness, the origin of which was successfully traced to his military service in the Civil war. This is the highest rate under the pension laws of the United States, and Mr. Dill is one of the few persons In the United States that get it Fatally Burned by Gasoline. Mrs. Harry Bolyara at Wellington was fatally burned while attempting to light a fire in a small gasoline stove. The fluid in some way became ignited and set her clothing and the room on fire. She was rescued from the flames with difficulty, while the house was totally destroyed. Elsworth to Vote Bonds for Nsw Jail. The board of county commissioners of Ellsworth county has called a spe cial election to give the people a chance to vote on the proposition of building a new county jail. Monument In Memory of Founder. Mayor F. L. Martin, backed by lead ing business men of Hutchinson,' has lunched the movement for the erec tion of a monument in honor of the lite Clinton C. Hutchinson, founder of the city. Winfield Accepts Bond Offer, The board of county commissioners as decided to accept the offer of E. Jordan of Omaha, Neb., of $20,000 'or the $100,000 stock of the Denver, iempliis Atlantic roilroad owned by Cowley county. FinFRl.Y PFftPIF. - HELPED FREfe The lost years of life are the sweet est, and, yet the most difficult to pro long. It is then that the greatest care Is exercised ' la maintaining bodily health. But the chief care should al ways be with regard to the food you eat and whether you are digesting it properly. You should not allow your self to become constipated. No doubt you have tried salts and cathartlo plus, purgative tablets, etc, and have come to the conclusion that they are violent in action and do but temporary good. Listen, then, to the voice of experience with regard to wonderful and mild laxative, Dr. Cald well! Syrup Pepsin. It is not new, only we are trying to find new friends tor it. , A. A. Felts, of Johnston City. 111., suf fered from stomach trouble for six years ana louna me cure in vr. uaiaweire Syrup Pepsin. His wife uses it too with success. Ws could name hundreds of others. Some heard of It first through neighbors or friends; others through the doctor's offer to send any sufferer from a stomach, , liver or bowel-complaint a tree. sample bottle for trial, ' without charge. If you will send your name and address ha will send you a trial bottle direct to your home. If it proves itself as he claims then continue the treatment by buying a SO-cent or $1 bottle of your druggist, as all of them sell It Old peo ple, like children, should look for purity, and It is well to mention that the purity of thlevremedy is vouched for with the U. B. rovernment. Also, thoueh a free bot tle-is sent to prove its merits, results are always guaranteed irom' tne regular bottles bought of druggists, who will re fund your money it it does not satisfy you. Send at least for tne free test bottle to-day. . If there Is anything about your ailment that you don't understand, or If you want any medical advice, write to the doctor, and he will answer you fully. There Is no charge for this service. The address is Dr. W. B. Caldwell, 201 Caldwell bldg., Montlcello, 111, feou ft 8HE DID IT. Mrs. Fat So your husband has stopped smoking? It must have taken considerable will power? ' Mrs. Thinne All I had. Fighting Tuberculosis. Three large fraternal orders are at present conducting sanatoria for their tuberculous members. The Royal League, the first order to take up this form of work in the United States, has a sanatorium at Black Mountain, North Carolina. The Modern Wood men have recently onened a sanator ium at Colorado Springs, and the Knights of Pythias, one at the Bast Las Vegas, New Mexico. Tbe Royal Arcanum and the Brotherhood of American Yeomen will consider prop ositions at their coming grand coun cils for the erection of similar Insti tutions. Family Medicine Chest Everv mother of sons ought to keep an "accident box" containing a spool of adhesive plaster, a package of car bolated cotton, a bottle of boraclc acid and some soft old linen. A fresh cut should be carefully bathed immediate ly and bandaged to keep out tbe dirt, which so often contains germs of lock- law. If there Is much bleeding, first close the wound with the plaster, then cover it with the cotton. An applica tion of alcohol will easily removo the plaster. Memorial to Brave Explorer. A memorial has just been erected In Kensington cemetery, London, to tbe memory of Admiral Sir Francis Leopold McClintock, tbe Arctic ex plorer and discoverer of the lost Franklin expedition. It takes the form of an old style wheel cross standing on a massive molded base, reaching to a height of ten feet and erected in rough silver-gray Cornish granite. THINK HARD It Pays to Think About Food. ' The unthinking life some people lead often causes trouble and sickness, il lustrated In tbe experience of a lady In Fond Du Lac, Wis. "About four years ago I suffered dreadfully from indigestion, always having eaten whatever I liked, not thinking of the digestible qualities. This indigestion caused palpitation of the heart so badly I could not walk up a flight of stairs without sitting down once or twice to. regain breath and strength. . "I became alarmed and tried dieting, wore my clothes very loose, and many other remedies, but found no relief. "Hearing of the virtues of Grape- Nuts and Postum, I commenced using tbem In place of my usual breakfast of coffee, cakes, or hot biscuit, and In one weeks time I was relieved of sour stomach and other ills attending Indi gestion. In a month's jtlme my heart was performing its functions naturally and I could climb stairs and bills and walk long distances. "I gained ten pounds In this short time, and my skin became clear and I completely regained my health and strength. I continue to use Grape Nuts and Postum for I feel that I owe my good health entirely to their use. There's a Reason." .'-..' "I like the delicious flavour of Grape- Nuts and by making Postum accord ing to directions, it tastes similar to mild high grade coffee." Read "The Road to Wellvllle," in pkgs. Ever rend the above lettrrf A new one appenr from time to time. Thry are aonulne, true, ail full of human Interval, . .. , . Had Her Doubts, r "Mamma, does God watch over and take care of me when I am asleep V suddenly asked little Marjory one evening after she bad said her prayers and was ready to be tucked Into her crib.'. - "Why, yes, dear; of course He does," replied her mother. j , i "Well," said Marjory doubtfully. "He didn't keep very good watch last night. 1 woke up twice and found the blankets fcU off." ,wv ;,i ,? ) - With a smooth iron 'and Defiance) Starch, you can launder your shirt waist just as, well at home as the team laundry can; it will have the proper stiffness and finish, there will be less wear - add tear of the goods, and It will be a positive pleasure to use a Starch that does not stick to the iron. '. . - :i ; - Monkey Had Good Memory. During a performance In a variety theater at Copenhagen a monkey named Morits suddenly sprang off the stags and threw himself Into the arm ef a'man.ln the audienee.tt was dls-; covered that the man bad been Mor its' master four years before. Marr W t.rri 1 I'is JsW a asbt u i mm m a m Food Y Products VhsiaF&sIfy You will never be disap pointed if you use Ubbyn Mokl mnd OondU mmmta on your table. Libby's have the right taste, which U always -uniform, and you can depend upon Libby's as being; absolutely pure. 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