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ii. i OFlBElSf Established 1877. Kansas Notes LYMAN W. MATTESON, Editor. KANSAS All the world hates a mosquito. The two-minute trotting harse has lome and he's a mare! When Turk meets Bulgarian there's bound to be a lot of slashing dona. "Coal output heavy, but not equal to the demand." Have you "got yours"? Sir Thomas is now in a position to figure out what it costs not to lilt the cup. By the way, can you bound Mace donia offhand, without looking at the geography? Any one owning a town on the slope of Vesuvius would do well to move it without delay. A Crow chief has discarded the torn ahawk for the automobile. The cun ning old murderer! Vesuvius has an opening in her side. Can it be possible that she, too, has been operated on for appendicitis? Sir Thomas may count upon receiv ing the usual collection of loving cups and complimentary addresses, how ever. If Rev. Cotton Mather had foreseen the bicycle girl with low shoes and openwork stockings, what wouldn't he have said! Bulgaria has bought 15,000,000 cart ridges, and it Isn't likely that she in tends to use them merely for making a noise either. Participants in the "baby party" at Narragansett believe, doubtless, that society leaders are just as young as they "cut up." The reporter who thinks he has a "nose for news" ought not to print any news in his paper that will be offen sive to the public nose. Physicians have discovered that a boy In Morrlstown, N. J., has his heart on the right side which Is the wrong Bide, as everybody knows. The quarrels of capitalists lead many a small Investor to offer a few variations on Mcrcutio's remark, "A plague o' both ypur houses." When that bolt of lightning struck the powder magazine it is a debatable question which of the two was more surprised. Augusta Chroniclo. A new York surgeon has Just per formed the appendicitis operation on Princess Rupprecht of Bavaria. That's one way to get Into good society. When you use strong language, It doesn't make so much difference what you say as what you mean. She also swears sometimes who only says "O, fudge!" Sir Thomas Llpton was born In Scot land, of Irish parentage. He lives In England, transacts business In India and gets left in America. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Kin Pete of Servla wants to bor row 11,000,000. If he gets It the gold brick artists will no doubt be willing to pay well to have him divulge the name of the lender. In a divorce trial it is testified that when a bell boy put his arm around the woman In the case she only laughed. Some people are so quick to catch the point of a Joke. If the people of Naples only had a little American enterprise, perhaps they would harness Mt. Vesuvius and utilize all this waste of hot air to warm the city with next winter. "Sheriff Morrissey," says the North Adams Transcript, "has secured the knife with which Michael Blair sawed his way out of a steel cell in the base ment of the town hall," but the man, where 1j he? A Chicago man has given his rela tives $1,000,000 because he wants to see what they will do with It. Let us hope the fun will be worth the price and that this form of amusement may become popular. And now Champion Jeffries offers Jack Munroe $10,000 If he will stay four rounds with him. Unless every minute of Mr. Munroe's time is profit ably occupied, it would seem as if he ought to try to arrange to stay. Of course you are shocked to hear that the Basbl Bazouks have been turned loose In Macedonia, even though your knowledge of what the Bashl-Bazouks are Is confined to the Idea that they are something terrible. Mrs. Langtry says that disrobing oa the stage Is not so much of a shock as that sometimes seen In the boxes. A good many of the common folk who sit down In the orchestra and up In the galleries will be disposed to agree with ber. Although a Chicago doctor an nounces that be has discovered a curs for lockjaw by Injecting a solution ol calcium and potassium salts, It will b Just as well to restrict the use of the toy pistol before the uproarious fourth comes around again. PHILLIPSBURQ Novelty in Feathers. Among the novelties in millinery which are eyed with favor at our coast summer resorts is the soft plumage of the Japanese duck. One does not know if this Is only the trade name of an arrangement de vised by a cunning milliner, or wheth er it be the species. At any rate it is stylish, whether used as soft breast plumes or the stlffer wing feathen The general law in summer millinery favors fiat or horizontal effects, and most of the feather trimmings, wheth er curling ostrich plumes, stiff wings, or curved breast feathers mounted on crinoline, are trained . In this direc tion. To Make Hair Fluffy. To make the tresses so fluffy that they appear to be twice as plentiful a :ourse of electrical brushing is ri jmmended. This also has been found to cure many of the ills to which the hair of :hose poor in health is Bubject and to illeviate neuralgia and insomnia. The process is simplicity itself. To brushes and combs electricity is conveyed by means of wire connec tions, and all the operator has to do Is to use them gently in tho ordinary manner. (gitebcu Do not throw away food tidbits, not a thing, but use them soon. Induce a draft every morning Into the closet by opening the doors and windows opposite the kitchen. Bo rure the water is at boiling point before putting in vegetables to cook; otherwiso their freshness and flavor will be lost. Sweet as a nut should be tho kitchen closets. Shelf papers should be frequently changed and the shelves washed with hut water and soda. Ventilate the closets nnd do not let them give up tho ghosts of all the fried anil boiled dinners of a centuries as soon as the closet do'or is opened. Washing soda or strong snap suds Is a good disinfectant. One a day at least Hush out the pipes of the kitchen sink by pouring down a quart of bull ing water In which a handful of wash ing soda has boon dissolved. Every house mistress ought to go through kitchen and pantries at least onco a ween, poke into closets, turn out dark corners, and see that every nook and cranny is cleaned, aired and sunned, nnd that all odds and ends which so quickly gather, are effective ly disposed of. What Young Girls Wear. Young girls are wearing a good deal of hand-embroidered muslin or batiste and this Is very dainty. Spotted and figured foulards are also used for pet ticoats, but chiefly to form flounces Three wslklnr suits sprroprlate to development In voile, etamlne, canTM okt effect la the center .tid the sleeve of the bolero to the right n::ll':" of trimmings on a plain silk founda tion. These In black and white, blue and white, and green and white are suitable for wearing with our dark serge mourning frocks, cut short and very full around the feet. Everything to match. Rich combinations of lace and fur are promised. A pelerine yoke ornaments the autumn frock. It's a French touch to add Just a bit of brown to the white get-up. Many of the newest traveling wraps have capuchin hoods of silk plaid. Wide hemstitched stationery with elongated monogram is the thing. Separate waists and skirts are not dressy, but a Jacket like the skirt saves the cosUme. Dame Fashion frowns upon a feather boa unless it be ten inches wide and reaches the floor. The girl who got a long, light jheket in the spring will find It quite up to date for fall wear. Motifs of ecru' lace studded with bits of opalescent shell make a trim ming affected by the novelty-loving girl. Coming Street Suits. The fall and winter street suits will be made with skirts of Instep length and the long-fitted coat. This coat In various adaptations will be the pre vailing model for street and carriage costumes. Its skirt grows longer quite to the knee, indeed, and below it for dress wear. These are the de velopments of the present season's fashion. Wo do not have nowadays the radical changes that used to be considered necessary. The good style of one season becomes the leading stylo of the next. It Is perfected and adapted, the right material is found for it and by the third season it Is evolved Into a fine and satisfactory Rtyle which holds for a longer period than formerly. This is the history of the Russian blouse, which existed with slight changes for several years. For the Porch Pillow. An effective sola pillow top is made of denim, with a conventional decora tion In the form of Renaissance but tons, arranged In tiny triangle, open square or any other design that the fancy may suggest, and working out from that ns a center a Maltese cross of embroidery silk in cross stitch. Sev eral of these designs, arranged at reg ular distances on the pillow top, make an excellent pattern. The denim and embroidery may be of any tint or con struction that the taste of the embroid erer may suggest. Lucile Waist. One of the smartest fads In tfiis season's shirtwaists is the military strap down the shoulder. And added to its general effectiveness it addi width to the shoulders, which Is s much desired In this summer's fash Ions. The Lucile carries out the mil itary effect in the entire waist. It is cut to fit very trim and the plaits in the front are held in place with military cords. The back Is the same as the front, except that It Is finished without the cords. A blacK peau d sole tie finishes the stock. Grape Juice 'a Refreching Drink. According to a pamphlet recently is sued by the department of agriculture, grape juice is a healthful, refreshing and delicious beverage, and one which may be used in a great many' ways. For invalids, two tablespoonfuls ol grape Juice should be put in a glass to which add the beaten white of an egg and a little chopped ice. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. The drink is popular in certain sanitar iums. Outdoor Coat. It must be loose, It must be short and it must have large sleeves, and all these are absolute necessities on such a garment, which has to be easily slipped on and off. Fawn, white and champagne color are, perhaps, the most useful, but the royal purple and black relieved by white find many a herents. There are plenty of black glace coats worn, many enlivened by bright colored embroideries of Bul garian or a Russian nature. Monograms in Gilt a Fad. A pretty fad much followed this season calls for the monogram or crest of the owner in gilt (to match other decoration) upon each white and gilt plate In the set. Occasionally the insignia occurs in the center. A prettier fancy is to have it inscribed on the rim. HOUSEHOLD TALKS To serve tomato salad in Frencb stylo sHco the tomatoes into a glass dish and garnish the edges with large rings cut from raw white onions. F1L the center of the disli with mayon liaise or whipped cream dressing. Heavy linen In natural color makes an excellent table cover for suminei cottage use. A decorative touch Imparted by embroidering in gaj tints, and the more elaborate cover show an edging of linen colored lace Light-weight burlap in rich ret covering has been utilized to gooc advantage in a shade for a tall lamj for a summer cottage. Among the silver novelties are ber ry baskets in filigree work in genuini Louis XVI. pattern. Tiny silver crenn jugs, with covers, accompany the bas kets. or linen. Especially nor; Is tn . .,v It may be true as the Wtr depart ment contends, that the Kaw is not a navigable river, but it is likely to be any minute. Sheriff Dienst, of Oswego is not much given to sermonizing, but he has ornamented the fence surrounding the county jail with the text: ''Keep Out." Several Montgomery county editors "syndicated" a few days ago . and bought a carload of white paper, They saved collectively about $300 by the transaction. The Leavenworth inventor who is experimenting with non-explosive ker osene would do better to devote his energies and talents to a no:i-co!laps-ing grandstand. The coal operators who were sen tenced by Judge Hazen for contempt are only "constructively" in jail- But there is nothing "constructive" about the frequent and arbitrary increases in the price of coal. Rush county makes the claim that it raised more wheat in proportion to its population than any county in the state. It raised nearly 4 million bush els, and the couunty has 6.500 nhabit- ants. The "per capiter" is 615 bush els. Atchison let a contract this week 'or the paving of Commercial street. from Second to Ninth street with vit rifled brick. It will cost $62,500. The prehistoric cedar blocks on Main street have been really the only thing that was the matter with Atchison. As a further concession to the live stock interests, the Missouri Pacific has agreed to extend the south fork of the Central Branch to Bull City. But Mr. Upton of Hoxie waited un til the yacht races were decided be fore entering a vehement disclaimer of any relationship to Sir Thomas. General Funs-ton will probably nev er forgive K. U his alma mater, lor not at least inviting him to join the exploring expedition to South Ameri ca. Kind friends should do something to restrain the Leavenworth man who thinks he has invented a method of making gasoline and coal oil non-explosive. A I.arwrenre paper which Is anxi ous to get at the facts in the case wants to know whether Martin Cil moie was murdered, or killed as the result of an old grudge." A Sherman county ranchman claims that the lightning during a recent storm killed all the fish in his pond. It may develop later that the thunder curdled all the milkweed in his pas ture. Kansas may lie rolling in wealth, but the school teachers can't be blam ed if they are skeptical on the subject. The teachers' salaries for the entire state are found to average $.'!(! a month. E. D. McKeever, assistant United States district attorney, Is getting ready to spend several weeks In the bowels of the earth. At least he says he is going to probe the Coal trust "to the bottom." Prof. E. Miller, dean of the school of art ,at the University of Kansas, has retired, and will be succeeded by Prof. Olln Temnlin. The latter has long been Prof. Miller's righthand man. William Sorrell, an Inmate of the Huntsville infirmary, died last week. after fasting eight weeks. He beat Dr. Tanners's record by tv,veeks. It is any wonder that "harmony has been forgotten" among the Republican Tactions? It has been so long since there was any. The Santa Fe is putting in a "Y' at Conway Springs. The paper ex plains that the trafie was "so crowd ed it couldn't turn around." The Atchison Champion hnlf way threatens to start a paper In Leaven worth. There seems to be no reason why it should stay In Atchison. The Parsons Sun takes a hopeful view of the present theatrical season It Is assured that there Is only one "Florodora" company on the road this year. This short grass Idea is promulgated by the Svracuse News: "E. P. Parker says that there Is more sport In watch- Lig a muzled dag try to murder young rabbit than there is in going to a fair." The Independence Reporter predicts that one of the Coffeyville glass com panies "may run against a snag be fore tho fire is over." Now that Judge E. B. Pfost Is mar ried again, the movement eas been renewed In Kasas City, Kas., to have him shave off his superfluous "f." Wichita s '-baby farm seems to have been a great suci-es.). even If Colorado does monopolize the visitors of the Arkansas river. Sheriff Pleasant has arrested two Ottawa druggists for selling liquor. But why should a man with a Jovial name like that object to an occasional smile?" A Larwrenre girl asserts that since June the necks of the people of North Lawrence hsve oncreased two inches in length, on an average, by the pro tracted effort to keep their heads above water. A letter addressed to the "Corn Carnival City. Sunflower State." was delivered this week to the Atchison man for whom It was Intended. opeka's Labor day parade was head ed by the traditional "platoon of po lice." It also had the Boys' Bugle corps, the mint cnristiaa cnurcn band and the Asylum band. The "Beat-Girl" Habit. "Why," asked her anxious and e cited mother, "do you think he la com ing to the point at last?" "Well," the maiden replied, looking demurely down at the rug, "when he took me In his arms and kissed me last night he said he'd got so used to me he didn t believe he could ever break himself of the habit." A Combination of Discomforts. "I see that those progressive Mext :ans get the latest weather report stamped across the envelopes of the letters they receive." "Well, it must be enough to make a man feel pessimistic to get an en velope stamped 'Continued rains and much colder,' with an unexpectedly large bill Inside." Wanted the Real Thing. "Matilda!" shouted old Crawfoot, angrily, "stop pounding on that pi anny." "Oh, papa," lisped the girl In ging ham, "the paper says music will kill mosquitoes." "Well, then, why don't you play music' Maternal Pride. First Young Wife The photogra pher said my baby was the prettiest baby he'd ever seen. Second Young Wife That's etrange. He said tiie same thing about mine. First Young Wife Well, I suppose ho saw your baby before he saw mine. Neat Scheme of a Clubable Wife. "I think,' she said, "that I have a little the best 6f my husband." "How is that?" "Why, he thinks I give too much time to my clubs, so I offered to give up one of niiue for every one of his that hi tvould givo up." Well?" 'Weil, he belongs to two and I be long to eight. Yes, I think I have a little the best of him." Chicago Post Unsportsmanlike. First Chauffeur Puffer ought to be put out of the auto club. He's no true sportsman. Seconu Chauffeur Why, what's the matter with Puffer? "He runs people down promlseu ously, without ever tooting his horn. A regular pot-hunter." Kansas Citj Journal, In Kansas. "Do the Kansas farmers expect much for their money?" asked the hat salesman. "I should say so," responded the lightning-rod agent. "After they buy a llghtninc rod they expect you to send along a thunderstorm so they can test it." Chicago News. Couldn't Have Been He. Lady I'm sure you're the same iDtn I gave a loaf of home-made bread to yesterday. Tramp It wasn't me, madam. never felt better in my life. Both Sides Of It. She It's lots of fun to flirt with man till you get him to propose and then say "No." He Yes. and It's lots of fun for the man, too; but he runs an awful risic She How's that? He She might fool bim and say "Yes." It Comes Back. Subbubs Do you really mean to say you keep a catt Baeklotz Yes. Subbubs I shouldn't think you'd want one around the house. Baeklotz I don't, but the cat In sists. What He Deserved. 'Tld he marry for money?" "Yes." "Aim did he get It?" "He did. I understand sh mains bin) a cash allowance of (".50 a week."