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JO r" JLiLJO Vol. XXIV. PHILLIPSBURG, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER J, J903. No. 50, . The Phillipsburg Herald Until January J, 1904, For Only J5 Cents. ' ' " 1 ' " I '-i. . ii - i .,. .. ', i ,. . "' , .,..'.,, . '..'m. .":! I -i ,i ..J THE BAND CONVENTION ! Despite The Threatening Weather The Con vention Was Well Attended. BEAUTIFUL PARADE .OF FLOATS. Nearly Every Business in Our Thriving City was Represent ed by Artistically Arranged Floats. When the citizens of a town deter mine to provide public amusement, it is certain of success just so with the band convention held In this city this week. Although the matter was not taken up by them until late, a large subscription was guaranteed and en tertainment provided for visitors. With the business men it was a mat ter of exhibiting their calling in an artistic manner, while to musical it was a treat in the form of an assem blage of brass bands. Monday only the Thilllpsburg band was present, but our girls are always equal to the occasion when music If to be furnished, so we did not lack for It. - The parade occurred In the after noon as advertised. There were about twenty-live floats all well arranged, although several were not completed. ' Tuesday was the big day. The Smith Center ladies' and gentleman's bands, and the Norton boy's band were present and took prominent part In the days' entertainment. A con tinuous concert lasted all the morn ing and In the afternoon the parade of floats occurred again. The order of the parade was as fol-'-ws: Smith Center gentlemen's "'band; C. M. Cole, a pretty float exhib iting an assortment of general merch andise from his store; Bridegsoom & Marsh, a well designed float repre senting the hardware business Includ ing the harness department and cream separator; Olney-Gaston Music Co., a Kingsbury piano with the Simplex player on float; Dunn & Son of the city meat market whose float while exhibiting the produce handled by them was made very appropriate by the dressed porker which sat on the throne with an car of corn in its mouth; The Phillips County Post which had a well decorated float.wlth an up-right post, a double news stand and compositors, and an editorial table; then followed the Smith Center ladies' band; J. VV. Lee's decorated surrey representing the Ice man; Mrs. G. II. Tucker's millinery empor ium on wheels; the lloston store rep resented the elephant tearing the in scription "The Boston is IT;" G. W. Cole who had a number of boys dress ed in a grotesque manner to represent the grocery business; C. 13. Lane who presented a real furniture store on wheels; M. A. Spauldlng whose clerks were actively engaged in taking nec essary measurements for tailor made clothing: Smith & Son who were rep resented by three floats, the first be ing a double-seated ruboer tire top buggy on a flat car float, the second an old tumbled down trap bearing the inscription "Going to Smith's for a new buggy," the third being Miss Grace s pretty little trap and ponj with the legend "We've been to Smith's for a buggy;" The Shlmeall Clothing Co., had a very prettily dec orated buggy occupied by C. M. I or and wife; Stearns, the barber present ed a burlesque on the business and caused a great deal of merriment: then followed the Korton boy's band; Dickey's Owl representad on the ilrsl day by a large owl, on the second da) by a decorated carriage; J. 1). Couch whose float carried a loud of chickens , and farm produce: here followed the hay-seed band which was an Inspira tion co" nion to occasions of this kind: II. C. liickford's float was a large one well decorated and loaded with groc cries and other merchandise; Y. E. Win.ship, a surrey beautifully decorat ed with luce curtains and ribbons; N. Poling who was advertising bis clos ing out sle; Gcbhart & S.m general mrrchandiso, who.se clerks tiled tin CUMointrs wants; John Close, tin painter, a ct mio In which he rod: a cart drawn by boys; tho l' M. & S. Hardware Co., wim had a fl'.at wind rc r.'Miiml i hi-ir busim-vs in ;i ven Nil iMaclnry in-timer, cl. coraU'tl wllb rol fsaiid bavhv I lit- m.tik: of ihe re- i etit r blnry cnacto.'; the- Herald, a ' surrey diivtn l.y a 'Tid deil" itb mi lUiiutlal chair; Laliuu & Jiont- gomery, a decorated wagon loaded with hay, feed, grain and coal; J. S. Morse represented his sewing ma chines; Tookers had a carriage very nicely decorated; and following all these was Wm. Kingery's little boy with his goat hitched to a two wheel cart. The ladies' band rode in a very pretty float made by Mrs. Tooker and very neatly arranged. The Smith Center ladies' band rode in a hand somely decorated float. The parade lasted for over forty minutes and was very much appreciated by the thous ands of spectators. A band concert followed in the court house lawn lasting until 3:30 and was participated in by all bands present. After which the foot ball game between Smith Center and this city was called in liissell's pasture. The game was well "played but our boys were out classed, the score being 12 to 0 in favor of the visiting team. The attendance was very large. The parade yesterday was nearly a repetition of the second days' parade. The visiting bands of the second day returned to their homes Tuesday ev ening. Agra's band was the only vis iting band present yesterday. They together with our ladies' band furn ished the music for the day. Program. Programme for Phillipsburg-Mound. Twp. S. S. association to be held in the Presbyterian church, Tuesday, Oct. 6. 10:3011:00 Song and Praise service, conducted by Mr. Arnold. 1111:30 What constitutes a good Superintendent, Runion, Mrs. Moore. 11:30 11:15 How to make Superin tendents, Rev. Woodward, appoint ment of committees, adjournment. 22:15 Song service and General exercise, Rev. Ilassard. 2:152:30 Reports of Superin tendents. 2:303:00 Improvements, a In Management of School, Mr. Cole' Mr. Walker, b In S. S. Music, Mrs. Bickford, Mrs. Locke, c In Teach ers and Teaching, Mrs. S. Rogers, Mrs. Hahncn Kratt. 3: 3:15 Paper by Mr. C. M. Arnold. 3:153:30 Business Session, Question Box, Adjournment. Notice change in date from Sept. 30 to Tuesday, Oct. 0. By order of Committee. Program Of the Greenwood township Suuday School Association to be held at , Plumnier school house, Oct. 11, 1003, at 2:30 P. M. Song service led by Mrs. M. M. Rurabaugh. Devotional exercises led by Rev. Isaac Johnson. Song by congregation. "Dilliculties we Meet" discussed by oillctrs and teachers from eacfl Sunday School. Song by Greenwood Sunday School. Kecitation by MI.--S Bessie Rumbaugh. "Resolved that .we make a Virtue of Necessity and show morr Willing ness In the S. S. Work," by Mrs Ada Wolfe, James Johnson and John Steveus. Song by Inglcwood Sunday School. Recitation by Willie Meyer. "Influence of Sunday School upon the Children" by Mr. Van Dewater, Mrs. Cuse and Mrs. Hill. Song by Pleasant Valley S. S. Paper by Miss Ethel Johnson. Who Is to Blame for Tardiness? (a) Ihe Supt. M. M. Rumbaugh and Mrs. Mayer, (b) The teach ersMr. Brings and John Wolfe, (c) The scholi.rs Mrs. Ilcndcr and G. A. Tilotoii. Sung by Plumnier Sunday School. ddrcss by County Prtsldent. M iscollaiipous business. Ycu can save mency by g ing to ShimcalTs for Clo.hir.g and Furnishings, besides get ting better goods. An Articulated System of Education For Country Youth. The proposed plan of articulating consolidated rural schools, each which will cover an area from three to live miles square; agricultural high schools, each to cover nearly a dozen counties; and the agricultural college course in the State university or State college of agriculture and mechanic arts, will meet the needs of four fac tors, namely, the pupils, the teach ers, the courses of practical instruc tion, and the subject matter to be taught. The fact that nearly every farm boy and girl who has had the advantage of a course of study in the Minnesota Agricultural High School is not only enthusiastic in Its praise but desires to live on a farm, is proof that the school has a faculty of in structors peculiarly to Its work, and that the plan of the school and the available subject matter are such that agricultural high-school education succeeds and meets the need, While the home, the consolidated rural school, and the agricultural high school train for the farm and the farm home, there is a large need for teachers, experimenters, writers and other spcialists with higher training such as is supplied in the college course In agriculture. The proposed system of three articulated classes of of schools needs all along the line teachers broadly and technically trained No doubt many of these teachers must be educated in existing high schools academies, and normal schools, which more or less closely articulate with agricultural colleges. From "Our Parmer and Youth and the Public Schools," by Prof. M. Hays in the American Monthly Review of Reviews for October. An Aftcrslght The appointment of a probate Judge occasioned some pretty political play. It was admitted by all that Royce was the governor's spokesman, and that the successful aspirant must have his endorsement' There were several candidates who really desired the office but knew it was useless to apply. There were others who believ ed that their relation with the powers that be, would gain recognition for them and strengthen the machine. And there were others who wished to move In the interests of harmony. Among the second were numbered the friends of J. W. Barron of Kirwln and the latter class was represented by those whoadv wated the appoint ment of J. L. Seavty. Of course, the endorsmcnt had to be secured and pressure was produced by friends of each party. But Phil lipsburg townsliip has always been considered a vantago point, and friends of L. K. Countryman, al though his candidacy did not seem to be favorably received, Dore down heavier than the rest by threatening to secede if their wishes were not granted, and the result Is as all know. It now remains to bo seen how the plans will work out, and whether, from the ring point of view, the move was the most diplomatic that might have been made. " Bargains in Real Estate. HiO acres in Sumner township. All under fence. About 8o acres In culti vation good well, windmill and tanks. Good granaries and stables; price, $2,000.00. H. G. 400 acres, all (none body, In Green wood township. Good houses, barns, pastures, water, and orchards. On rural imall route. Must be 6old by Jan. 1st. BM I. W. UK) acres I ti Greenwood About 89 acres in cultivation; price 92,000. 210 acres in Sinltu County. Good honses, barns, orchards, and water. On rural mail route; pilce, !2J per acre. Parties desiring the above should address, S. A. Matteson, Agra, Kan sas. Information given at this office. It Is not new, but the story is being told again of a Kansas farmer who decided to sell his property and ll.stcri it with a real estate agent, who wrote a very good description of the place. When the agent, rnad It over to the farmrr for his approval the old i. an -nU'r. K that auain." Af-!-r t hf S''cnt 'l it-ading the farme r m' ',iT M"eral PiimittH in a itiMuuht f 'i! m' ''!. 1 !)f") s i "I fln.i't bvlipvp I w:u,t f il. I lis v.; Ik'.Ti ywj f'.t that kind "f a p'k" o'I rnv I if-, ami i' never ox irrul to mil' hat I l.ad it un til yi.u ri.-M,Tiln!l It to nip. , don't want to wll out." sur. An Original Grace. At one of our theological seminaries It is the custom for the students to take their turn In asking a blessing before meals. At one time last term the meats had not been as tender aa the students thought they ougfct to be, and the eyes of the faculty were opened to the fact when one day a young student offered the following blessing: "O Lord, give us strength to eat this meat!" Wants Women Officials. Margurlte Du Pont Lee of East Gloucester, Mass., writes the New York Sun urging the appointment of women on vestries, etc., of churches. Women, she says, fill the pews, do church work and give and raise a larg? part of the money expended, and "yet such important matters as a change of the church's name, for ex ample, are settled by the men alone. American Macaroni Wheat Macaroni wheat seed was first im ported in 1901. The following facta are attested by South Dakato farmers: Its yield Is 60 to 120 per cent greater than that of. blue stem and Fife wheats; in quality it Is better than the Italian; the demand for it is greater than the supply; Its bread is more nutritious, and, to many, more palatable than ordinary bread. Thorium Atom. The thorium atom, universally be lieved Blnce its discovery by Brazil ians, three-quarters of a century ago, to be a single and indivisible particle of matter, now appears as the pro genitor of live new substances, even more elemental than ltaolf, evolved by successive and spontaneous changes within its substance. Plant Stimulators. Ether and chloroform, so nsefnl in sending men asleep, have the very op posite effect on plants, which are stim ulated to the greatest possible activity by these drugs. In Denmark and Ger many advantage has been taken of this fact to force flowers in rooms and glass houses, and to make them bloom out of season. The results are said to be marvelous. 8he Was Safe. I heard the ether day of a spinster who was asked if she had ever beea disappointed In love. She said: "No; but I know of many of my married friends who have been." Unidentified. "Poet of Methodism" Dead. The Rev. Dr. George Lansing Tay lor, the senior member ot the Kew York East Methodist Episcopal con ference, and known as "the poet ef Methodism," is dead. Colonies Are Expensive. Few of the French colonies are self supporting. The burden of ad ministering their affairs has been con stantly increasing. The cost of the colonies has grown from $5,(100,000 in 1876 to J22.4O0.00O In 1903. The great er part of this expenditure $14,400, 000 was for the military. For late style goods, don't forget to go to the Shimeall Clothing Store. They are al ways in the lead in style, qual ity and price. How We Pay Our Hrvarrte. An old-time political ecenemlet a as been figuring up to find oat vhe it is that the public pay brat, and the fol lowing Is the sum total: rirst We pay best those who destroy ns: Oea erals. Second Those who cheat ns: Polltlrlars and quacks. Third Those who merely amuse ns: Singers, act ors and musicians. Last, and least of all Thoae who Instruct us: Authors, ichoolmastera and editors. 'Twill Double The Value of Your Kodak. Kodak Developing WUlJ. T HI' JJ.'tfflHIL'PtM Machine. csESSEssBzrsa Come to" our store at two o'clock on Thursday, Oct. 8th and the Eastman Demonstrator will show you how it will DEVELOP FILM WITH- OUT A DARK-ROOM. Y. H. TROMP, BMkKUcr. fltwKlcikr. ' SUtloatr. noaOQOOODODODOaOOODOnODODO o a SPAULDING o o o a o o o n o o o o Sells good Clothes good Clothes Cheap. He not only sells good Clothes, but he Cleans and Presses Gent's and Ladies' Clothes. If you are not ready for a New Suit, why not bring in your old Clothing and have it Repaired and Brightened up? g SOUTH SIDE SQUARE. o a onoaonoEODonoaonononooooo Colonist Rates to California. Another period of low rates to Cal 1 fornla has been arranged for by the Rock Island System. The iirst soiling date is Sept. 15th, the last Nov. 30th. The rates are the same as were In ef fect last spring. 133.00 from Chicago. 131.00 from Peoria and Rock island. $32.00 from St.Paul and Minneapolis. $31.70 from Cedar Rapids. $29.25 from Des Moines. $2.r),00 from Missouri River points. Corresponding reductions from all other Rock Island stations. Tickets are good in tourist Bleeping cars. Go ow before the rush bcgl ns. There will be no reduced rates to California during the winter. Tho Rock Island System offers two routes to California "Scenic" and "Southern." Ask nearest Rock Island ticket agent for folder "Across the Conti nent In a Tourist Sleeping Car." It gives full information. A. K. Cooper, Topeka, Kansas. Wonderful Lighthouse. The Germans have placed on the Island of Heligoland, In the North sea, a unique light, the greatest in the world, which has for Its base the parabolic mliror of Schuckert Every five seconds It flashes a light of 86V 000,000 candle power over the whole horizon to a distance of twenty-five miles during one-tenth of a second. Peanut Trust at Work. Four students of Norwich university, three of whom are working their way through eollege, during the last three months of the college year saved an even $30 each by deserting the frater nity haahheuse" and living on pea nuts. Every one of the quartet Is in better health than when he started in a the strange diet Advertises fer Immigrant. During Ui fiscal year 1802 the Ca nadian government spent nearly ISO, 006 In the United States In advertis ing Its lands and promoting emigra tion from this country, and, by Ita owe figures, each homesteader cost it neir lyllO. This does not Include the enor mons sura spent by the railway com panies for the same purpose. Colonial Possessions. The eolonial possessions in the world number 141, and all of them are tropical or subtropical in location, ex cept Canada. Their population ag gregates 485,000,000. Danger Signals. Persistent Insomnia, unwonted irri tability and dread of grappling with buslnexs problems are danger signals Of general nervous breakdown. Soles and Uppers. "Here, waiter," said Mr. Medder grass to the attendant In the city cafe where he was breakfasting. "I see you got some 'fried soles' on this here bill o' fare. Bring 'cm cn. I think them was the uppers I got fer griddle cakes a minute ago." Judge. Chinese Census. A recent census of China shows that that country, crowded with "teeming millions," has 103 to the square mile, Belgium has 220 to the square mile, Great Brltlan 130 and Germany 10S. Nothing Striking. Eaile Tear marager pronounce It a very striking likeness. Champion Poglllst Not on your tintype. Where's de champ wot's giuin' de punch? Fh!lAd.e!(b!ft Ledger. o o o o a o o n o o o Abolishes Slave Trade. Tho great slave trade at Kano, tho metropolis of Nigeria, Africa, havlnf 100,000 Inhabitants, which average 600 men and women sold each day, has been abolished by the British, who have extended tholr authority over It. Threo provinces on the? Niger were seized because the native chiefs refused to surrender the mur derers of a British officer. Education of Indians, The often-prlntod statoment that th educated Indians, soon after leaving) school, relapso to the "blanket" atate is rofuted by the report of the Hamp ton Instituto. That school has grad uated 938 Indian boys and girls, 8?l of whom are now living. The report) shows the work of those alumni te bo excollont In 141 cases; good fa 83 J; fair In 149; poor In 43; bad ra t. Brothers Live Long. Six Shaffor brothors, sons of Sdh Shaffer of Highland county, Ohio, vert photographed In a group at Hillsbor ough, O. The oldest Is 80 years of are and the youngent 74. Their unlte4 ages amount to 480 years. Exposition for Munich. Munich will hold Its ninth interna ttonal art celebration in 1901. Tie prince-regent, who will be aenorwfr president, has given the Crystal pataea to be used for the exhibition. The Ba varian government will issue thts yea Invitations to foreign governments X take part. Cheap Money. Colombia has in dreulatlett CBS, 000,600 of paper money from which nearly all value has departed. Tie paper money per capita Is 1193 aa it takes over $100 of the stuff te fay a hotel bill for ono day. Animal Prices. The lion Is worth to the animal iet. r $1,800; the lioness, $G6; tie lees ard, $300; the panther, $366; hears, $50 to $600; an elk, $200; the enL $Q, and the elephant, $500. Cure for Dyspetata. The latest fad in the way of a ears fer dyspepsia Is bread made af wator Instead of fresh water. A Phil adelphia baker makes a speclaJity f this bread, and the dyspeptlee who It declare that it aids them. The haker gets his sea water from At lan tie Cits'. Seals Being Exterminated. American and Canadian flsherme are exterminating the seals aa the Prlbyloff Islands, near Alaska. Juet fb the sport of the thing they shoot the animals Instead of spearing; the bod ies sink, and the breeding seals are frightened away by the noise. Leads In Immigration. Austria-Hungary Ipd the list of Im migrants last year with 230,000; Italy was second with 206,000, and Russia third with 136,000. Of Interest to Globe-Trotters. There Is no route around the world In which railway and steamship lines make an effort at close connection. , India's Wheat Reports. India exported 19.212,165 bushels of wheat during the last aeasoa. . SUtee WIViOKt Detrta. OUo, having paid the ket of her debts July 1, t&ere are Dew six states without outstanding UaMttMee. Thev are Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, New Jer sey, West Virginia and Ohio. The debts of Delaware, Kansas, Michigan, Nevada, South Dakota and Wyoming are ocly coalQal.