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Established 1S77. LYMAN W. MATTESON, Editor. PHILLIPSBURG KANSAS The last survivor of the noble- Sli Hundred Is dead again. Do you suppose any young woman with sense would marry Thaw If he had no money? An English lord Is to become a monk. Probably tired of making a .monkey of himself. "Poeta should let their hair grow," Fays a contemporary, with an air of ft'ithorlty. Can they stop It? Two war correspondents are report ed killed. In the meantime, the oth ers are merely killing time and : space. Princess Louise denies that she Is Insane, but has not yet been heard to remark that sho Is not somewhat im proper. Platinum can be drawn Into wire so fine that It is Invisible to the naked eye. It seems to be something like a 25-cent beefsteak. Kansas City has an "Au Fait" club. It Is a secret organization. Probably the secret is to And out what the club's name means. Fashionable Englishmen now wear seams pressed in their coats. Also a good many of them seem to have creases In their minds. A 3-year-old boy of Machlas, Me., walked eight miles over rough country roads the other day. That boy will grow up to be a great actor. The vivacious Savannah Press tells us that "all Industrious men are la borers." Especially that large class which labors under a delusion. The reason women can't believe men have souls Is that they don't get any more excited over baby's new tooth than over a stock market panic. The editor of the New York Herald Is doing Jerusalem. If the Jerusalem ltes find him out they will make his sojourn there one grand, sweet song of backsheesh. Pictures of John D. Rockefeller's new strong box now going the rounds make plain at least one of the reasons why it Is so difficult to get any of John D.'s money. Japan has floated another loan of $60,000,000 at 6 per cent, and put an other mortgage on her Import duties, all of which shows that war Is ex pensive as well as hell. A Boston bucket shop has failed, having lost $1,000,000 on the recent boom In securities. This Is the first time on record that a bucket shop really had something to lose. The fact that most of the great men of history were of lowly birth may be encouraging to the average man, but it is no loss a fact that most of the small men of history were, too. Word comes over seas that Sir Thomas will not challenge for the America cup again next year. Well, then, we suppose we shall have to keep the cup, just as we have been doing. That Chicago professor who says pain reduces strength has evidently never seen the way a man kicks a rocking chair after he has cracked his ankle against it in the dark. Cincin nati Post. The djibboh is a picturesque gar ment which is to supplnnt the kimono. It comes from Egypt and Cleopatra wore one. It recommends itself to American women because no one can wear It and wash dishes. A Chicago poet's wife , wants a divorce from him because he has an abhorrence of soap and Is otherwise objectionable. That he Is : ot alto gether an abandoned character, how ever, is clear from the fact that he does not insist on reading his poems to her. As a precaution against a sudden drop In the temperature, says an au thority, it Is well to be provided with a copy of a reputable rewspaper. which should be folded to the proper size and thrust up under the vest as a back warmer. Now Is the time to ' subscribe. The Japanese now admit that they lost a battleship several months ago when the war correspondents report ed the matter and were officially pro claimed by the Japanese government to be liars. It Is pretty safe, after all, to take it for granted that the war correspondents know a good deal ;about what Is going on. Much as all might wish it other 'wise, Russia's Inclination to remain away from The Hague so long as she has & war on ber hands has the merit of consistency. The cause of pence will make no great strides, more's the pity, so long as nations talk peace and make war. We read with melancholy Interest that Mr. Henry N. Goldfogle, bachelor, candidate for congressman in New York, who kissel 6,000 babies during his campaign, waa defeated by the tnarrled Mr. Elverson. OEMS Lingerie Blouses. Lingerie blouses are to be worn the winter through with tailored coats and skirts. They are really indispensable, for they are thin, taking up no room, and when mussed water and a hot Iron restore them to an Immaculate condi tion. They are, however, as expensive as the more elaborate silk and crepe bodices, as a greater number of them are required; but they are always fresh and spotless, and thus delight the dainty woman. In cut they are al most facsimiles of those worn during the summer, save that heavier laces are used, cluny, guipure and the lately revived crepon being favorites. These laces are used as insertion rather than in appliques, and in many of these blouses the lace Is also elaborately em broidered In floral designs in plumetls stitch. One such blouse has its crepon lace embroidered across the front in chrysanthemums. WML THB Tea BiEWJ Gardenias are the chosen flowers for the trim little beaver hat. Short crepes of wonderful color and sheen are an Innovation. Bracelets are fashionable again, the chain and bangle styles prevailing. Little girls are wearing dainty white ruffled aprons again over tbelr school frocks. Such a pretty crepe de chine blouse Is applied with pink velvet popples and green buds. Sables are particularly good rlth the brown tones so much affected in this winter's dress. Given some chiffon and ribbons, and a simple frock may be made to blos som like a rose garden. The new capes may not be trim looking, but one can't store two yards of dress material inside a little coat leeve. A wreath of gorgeous chrysanthe mums in copper and yellow tones fin ishes the beaver bat with a copper broadcloth. Dainty Dressing Gown. A dainty dressing gown Is a neces sity for a woman of taste; It may be quite charming and elegant without losing Its useful character. There was a time when there was little choice between the frivolous peignoir and the uncompromisingly hideous or gaudy striped garment, but In these days of beautiful and Inexpensive fabric! there is no excuse for anyone to wear unbecoming colors. "Something serv iceable" means to many people chiefly an absence of color. A deep, rich shade, however, looks clean and fresh much longer than a nondescript or dingy hue. The prevailing color of the bedroom should be taken Into con sideration when choosing a dressing gown. It Is no more trouble to choose the right shade and secure a harmony In your room. A simple gown of fine serge or amazon cloth, with a border of galloon, Is pretty and Is very easily made. Neck Chains Galore. This Is the day of old jewelry. Even with the severest tailored gowns, strings of turquoise, pearl, jade, coral or colored glass beads are worn. One pays as high as $5 for a string of glass beads. These are supposed to be Venetian, but most of them are made In Providence, R. I., and other American cities. There Is a green bead turned out In a Providence fac tory which rivals jade for translu cence and tender coloring. Pink coral and white coral are in high favor. Brilliant Red and White. No color Is more attractive for the negligees of Oriental suggestion than bright red. This smart and novel kimono shows the color In stripes on a ground of white wash flannel and Is trimmed with bands of Persian silk. In which is much red, and worn with plain red sash. The style of the gar ment is peculiarly desirable and be coming and the Empire suggestion salts present styles to a nicety. To make it for a woman of medium site i .7 will be required 8 yards of material 27, 7 yards 32 or 6 yards 44 inches wide, with 1H yards of silk for bands and 3 yards of ribbon for sash. Veils of the Moment. The newest veil is called the "Mel ba," and looks more like an exquisite lace flounce than a veil. It is deep and wide and circular, and made most ly of Chantilly lace, with its flat, silky mesh and graceful patterns. Some of them have the pattern of the edge repeated, In a smaller way, at the top of the flounce. Just where It lies over the brim of the hat. Chiffon veils some of '.hem have scalloped edges and an appllqued with small velvet daisies. But their charm Is the way they pull up on a drawing string and tie snugly around or over the crown. Some of the prettiest automobile veils are double a medium shade, with a lighter shade over It, and Join ed together at the top. Anoher double veil has the Inner veil embroidered In large dots and shirred up to fit somewhat under the chin, while the outer veil flows free. A curious trick It's new, too Is to have the veils made of changeable stuffs. The second color doesn't show definitely, but gives a little shimmer ing beauty note that is fascinating. For Daylight Wear. One point that pertains to all cos tumes for daylight wear is the notable absence of a train to the skirt. The very best makers are showing gowns in all of the expensive materials with the skirt full and bouffant, either to clear or barely touch the ground, Just as the wearer prefers. With the new skirts that are anywhere from six to ten yards around the hem the problem of "how to hold up four sides of a skirt at once and only two hands do it with," as a clever old lady expressed it, was one that is simply solved by do ing away with the necessity for hold ing up the skirt at all. Hood for Small Child. Fashions for the wee ones are as exaggerated and varied as those of their elders. In hoods there Is an endless variety. An odd but pretty model Is white faille, and It may be readily copied at home. One piece of silk makes the hood, and where it joins a back forms a decided point on top. A wide band of heavy lace, edged with a tiny ruffle of plaited silk, turns back from the face, and a deep cape of the material, bordered with narrow ruffle of silk, Is attached to bottom of hood. Strings of white taf feta ribbon tie In bow under chin. Dutch Neck-Flnlshlngt. A great many shirtwaists and shirt waist suits are made with the round or Dutch neck. The neck Is finished with a cording or with a little frill or ruffle. This Is shirred around the throat and the waist Is trimmed to match. For day wear these necks are never low enough to show the throat, but the whole of the neck Is exposed. The fastening is quite simple, consist ing of a little pearl button at the back and the effect Is charmingly girlish. For evening the neck can be a little rounder and slightly more Inclined to reveal the lines of the throat and neck, but they should not by any means be low. With this style of neck the neck lace, be it fur or feathers, or be it made of chiffon ruffles, Is a necessity, and from the minute the first fall breezes blow It should be worn. The round neck In the street Is only pretty in midsummer, not by any means In the fall and winter. The best finish Is a little frill of lace or a narrow mus lin ruffle, and If the gown be very nice the lace frill can be made of Valen ciennes lace or of any other fashion able lace, but the finish must be sim ple. Wraps and Hate. In wraps the cape Is far and away the favorite. Many and various are the modes and models In these, from the military cape, such as Uncle Sam's officers carry, to the draped shawl production that is lined with quilted and padded satin and covered with costly lace. The cape slips on so easily over the shoulders and rests so tenderly on the filmiest and fluf fiest of sleeves, that the smart girl haa already elected it as her favorite wrap for all occasions. Hats and wraps, too, absorb an ap preciable amount of fashionable at tention, for over here we have not altogether taken np the English fash ion of dispensing with a a at for even- MHION lag wear. White is again the favor ite for hats, but the dominant note oi color is introduced in the ostrich plumes which often form the soli trimming. Pleasing Stylea In Coats. The short basque coats and coats ol moderate hip length will, be found more generally becoming than the red- ingotes, and while not t so new, arc quite as fashionable. The short basque coats are, of course, fitted snugly a the waist and often belted or girdled; but though the general tendency ii toward the coat fitted closely at bach and sides if not in front, the sack coat has not disappeared and loosely fall ing coat models are numerous. Putting ground coffee to steep In cold water the night before will bt found to result In economy and rich ness of flavor for the breakfast bever age. Enough coffee should be used to allow one tablespoonful for' ever j cup and an extra one for the pot. Sugar should be bought in small quantities as It dies and loses flavoi if kept; raisins, currants and candled peel will not keep long. Vinegar rooi loses its flavor if kept, and so doei Lucca oil. Macaroni will not keep, and spice, pepper and roasted coffee, too soon deteriorate. Candles burn better and more slow ly If they have been stored in a dn place six or seven weeks before be ing used. Soap will go twice as far II well dried. It should be cut into smali blocks and these arranged in tlerei with spaces between to allow then to dry. Hoopskirts Coming. Walking skirts will remain short and full. There are those who hint at a lining of buckram In the hem, to be succeeded by whalebone, with pos sibly steel as a last resource. Between a steel-stiffened skirt and a crinoline there la little difference. Full skirts will be ' worn also in those gowns that are Intended foi smart occasions, although the pleati and gathers will be more simply ar ranged than hitherto, while flouncei and frills will be fewer In number. In many cases, where soft fabrics like crepe de chine, velours and mous sellne are being used, the skirts will be allowed to fall In long, straight folds from waist to feet, the bodices being also very simply but pictures quely arranged with full folds coming from the shoulders and crossing in front under a deep waist belt of soft silk or satin ribbon. Pretty Fancy In Blouses. New blouses In Paris are made ol alternate rows of ribbon and Russian lace. The ribbon used is only hall the width of the lace employed, the latter being of mixed colorings. These are worn with skirts, the. color oi which matches the ribbon or the lace, and are worn over fitting silk under bodices or corset covers without yokes or sleeves. Charming New Collar, Here's the dearest little new collai Just out meant for a light silk blouse. It's not more than two or three Inches deep and fits just around the turn of the throat. But the way It's made refuses to be set down In cold black and white letters. It Is frills and fluff and tiny bints of roses and bits oi the sheerest laces joined together Ilk fairy work. Ladies' Waist Ivory white crepe de chine was used to develop this attractive waist, with cuffs and collar of ecrue lace. It Is made over a fitted lining, and the closing Is In the back. A deep-point ed yoke that extends over the sleeve in drop-shoulder effect is a pleasing feature, and may be of all-over lace If desired. The sleeves are gathered to form two puffs, and are finished by deep cuff of the lace. Pale green loulslne would be pretty, and taffeta, lansdowne and voile would all be suitable to the making. The medium Ite requires three and seven-eighths yards ef thirty-all Inch BatartaL I LATEST KANSAS ITEMS" A mortgage recorded in Franklin county to secure a loan of $180 includ ed a horse, buggy, piano, pair oi skates, shotgun and a dog. John Spotts was granted a divorce from Alice Spotts in Topeka Monday. It Is inferred that the two-Spotts had a deuce of a time. The newspaper situation in Em porla is made more complicated by th rumor that the Preston P. Plumb fam ily Is going to start another dally. If Morton Albaugh makes as good a clerk of the United States district court as he has been bank commis sioner, be will soon have the federal judiciary on a sound basis. Traffic on the Arkansas City streel railway was suspended for several hours on Monday while a large posse went out to capture the four mules which are the sole motive power 'ol the system. James R. Smith of Nemaha count; was 90 years old this month, and cel ebrated the occasion by quitting the use of tobacco. He has chewed the weed since he was a boy. W. R. Bingham, the United States consul general at Cape Town, South Africa, is visiting his home in Gearj county. When Mr. Bingham was ap pointed consul to Cape Town several years ago, his post was In the fifth grade of that service, but it is now one of the nine first-class consulships in the United States service. Mr.Bing ham says that In the last few years the Imports from the United States to Cape Town have increased about 245 per cent. In 1902 the Imports from this country amounted to $G, 500, 000. 3 Some very bold thieves are operat ing near Lancaster. A few days age a farmer named Moore, who lives one and a half miles from that town missed a fine sow from his hog lot. In vestigation showed that she had beer driven to a pasture nearby and slaughtered. The thieves had hauled the meat away in a light vehicle. The Fulton Sun has discovered who set fire to the Missouri building at the world's fair. It was the Fire Fiend. The Butler papers are advertising the appearance of a countess at the theater there. It is expected that a great many people will make It a point to attend the performance an,d catch a glimpse of royalty. A Topeka man has a "motto." It is tacked on the twall of his office and reads: "Live every day so that you can look any damn man In the face and tell him to go to hades." Abilene came near having no Thanksgiving. Mayor Cowan did nol issue his proclamation until Wednes day. The Topeka man whose automobile was stolen this week Is aware that he can get no comfort from the Anti Horsethief Associations.. The St. Joseph Gazette Is authority for the statement that the World's Fair, which has been It for several months, will soon be Nit. This year will be chiefly remem flered In Ottawa as the one when the people wore their straw hats on Thanksgiving day. The Indignant Denial is unaccount ably tardy in the case of the yarn that 200 university students voted Illegally In Lawrence. Colonel Jeltz, editor of the Negro Ledger, was arrested In Kansas City, Kan., this week for assault with Intent to attack. Wlnfield had a baseball game Thanksgiving day not a foot ball game, but base ball. Fred Clarke, the captain-manager of the Pltisuurg na tional league team, ran It. Ed Howe's theory Is that Topeka s latest murder was committed by a 'syndicate." So far yellow hairs, brown hairs, black hairs and red hairs have been found on the door knobs, axes and furniture. When Mrs. Nation alighted from a train In Wichita a few days ago, the Eagle says, one of the spielers called out: "Hotel Carey." Mrs. Nation shook her fist In the man's face and shouted: "You needn't get pert, young man; I'm going to Mrs. Wilhoit's." 1 A basket ball match between the Atchison County High school and the Midland college teams was played a few days ago, and the Effingham New Leaf remarks that "The visiting team showed themselves to be ladles." The esteemed Brown County World not only begs to differ from the es teemed Atchison Globe, but it so far forgets Its love-one-another principles as to exclaim "Poofil" Not satisfied with suppressing the Inaugural ball In Topeka, the clergy men are now demanding of the legis lature a law prohibiting Sunday base ball. "A middle-aged man appeared at the office ol a Fort Scott lawyer recently." the Tribune says, "and expressed his Intention of deeding all his property to his wife. He Is quite wealthy, and stated that every few months he was In the habit of getting drunk and "'Mowing In several thousand dollars. He owns land In Illinois and Colorado, besides real estate In this section." Up In Horton the young women are not too proud to make their "raglans" do for another winter. There is more truth than poetry in the name of Frank Ode, the Potter banker, who is owed by hundreds ol people thereabout. Here is a funny item from the To peka Capital: "The birth of a white mat echlld to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boyde is reported." A grocer In Perry, in the very cen ter of the rich Kaw valley potato dis trict, advertises "Early Ohio ootatoes direct from Dakota." GUARANTEED MINING INVEST MENT3. 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Every housei-i er snould know that if they will Imy DeSance Cold Water Starch for laundry use they will save not onl time, because it never sticks to the iron, but because each package contal is 16 oz. one full pound while all c.her Cold Water Starches are put up in -pound-pack-ages, and the price is the same, 10 cents. Then again Because Defiance Starch Is free from a 1 injurious chem icals. If your grocer fies to sell you a 12-oz. package it Is oecause he has a stock on hand which he wishes to dispose of before he pats In Defiance. He knows that Defiance Starch haa printed on every package In large let ters and figures "16 zs." Demand Defiance and save much time and money and the annoyance of the Iroa sticking. Defiance never sticks. The weather to-day is as cold and raw as an old maid's second love. Dr. David KnndT'n FAvnrlft Rm,i1v. th Great Kidney and Llvar Cure. World Famous. Write Dr. .enneu7'i Hnua. Hoadout, H. Y., for free sample bottle. The moth always looks on the bright side of the flame. Mr. Window' Boothlnsr Httoo. T or children teething, softens the gums, reduces tot sammatlon. allays pala, cures wlnil coltu. 25c a bottlev Love and whisky make men do queer things. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAT Take Laxative Jlromo Quinine Tablets. All drug. gluts refund the money If It falls to cure. E. W. Grove's signature Is on each box. 23c. During courtship they argue; aftei marriage they quarrel. The Beginning of "Contraband." During the war between Spain and Holland those powers acted with so much rigor toward ships of every na tionality conveying goods to the bel ligerents that England felt bound to protest. The resistance provoked by England led to the first use of the term contraband of war when the treaty of Southampton was drawn up between this country and Spain in 1625. London Answers. Occupied Queer Pulpit. A curious pulpit was that used by Bishop Blckersteth, who once occu pied the lantern-space of a lighthouse In which to deliver a short address to a small gathering of visitors and the) lighthouse men themselves. On an other occasion the saintly old man preached In the operating theater of a hospital to a congregation of pa tients. King Solomon's Gold. The evidences that Rhodesia was tho country from which King Solo mon's gold was obtained are said to be accumulating. The builders of the more ancient portion of the massive and extensive ruins recently explored at Great Zimbabwe are believed to have lived about 100 B. C, and to have belonged to a race who we ra the gold purveyors of the world. Music Halls the Fad. Paris, like London, is deserting the) theaters for the music halls. The the aters are too expensive, the runs of plays too long; the "star" system tends to make the program a one-per-ton affair, and. In brief, the theaters bore the people the music halls amuse them. Explosives In Cabbage. In these days of chemical manures, we often consume a lot of explosive when we eat a cabbage. Ground. the nature of which requires It to be fer tilized with nitrate of potash, yields some of this up to the plant in the course of growth, and so it reaches the interior of the body. Clothes Washed Without Soap. Clothes washing by electricity, with out soap, is the Idea of a Hungarian. The stream of electrified water is claimed to remove all spots and dirt, and the three hundred garments held by the machine are washed in less than fifteen minutes. They Need a 26-Hour Day. If you have ever lived In the' coun try, yon know why It Is that ther has never yet been a labor union or farmers, loudly demanding an eight hour day. Somerville Journal. Cure for Contagious Diseases. A new tribe was recently discovered: in India in which contagious diseases are combated by killing those who are-attacked.