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Meade County News.
JOHN D. PEBBLE, Publisher. MEADE, - - - KANSAS. His satanic majesty may not run all the newspapers in the country, but no one can deny the fact that no newspa per can be printed without the aid of the "devil." - The chief French railroads have re moved all the advertising billboards from along their routes, so that the. many strangers who visit France this year will be able to scan the beauties of the landscape without incessantly being reminded of the virtues of wares they do not need. Americans will Bote the reform with pleasure, and may be moved to say, with Sterne, "The order this matter better in France." President Frost of Berea College tells of the success of a Kentucky mountain girl who taught school in a particularly unpromising district. A native observer praised her enthusias tically, saying that to look at her you would think she was having "the fin est kind of a time." Possibly some teachers in favored regions miss ths highest success because to look at them you would think they were hav-. ing the worst kind of a time. ' Value of Diamonds. An idea of the great increase in the cost of dia monds imparted by the labor of pol-, ishing and mounting, as well as by the profits of traders, may be obtained by comparing their price at the mines in South Africa with the pncesjn the' jewelry shops. A diamond weighing one carat, mounted in a ring may cost the buyer ?100 or more, but at Kimber- ley the average value of diamonds is only $6.33 per carat. The value, of course, varies with the size and purity, of the stones, but the total value of the 22,343 carats of diamonds found; in the Transvaal in 1898 was only; 212,812, an average of 9.32 per carat Puerto Rico's exportation of coffee, is larger in volume than that of any; of the other native products of the is-! land, and, according to Gen. Roy; Stone, much of the coffee is sold as; genuine Mocha and Java. The aver age Puerto Rican agriculturist, what-! ever his deprivations otherwise, is usually the possessor of a coffee-patch which he cultivates, and from which he secures a sufficiency of the berry to supply the needs of his family. He bakes the berries till black, and pounds them into powder in a mor tar. The beverage resulting there from has the color of ink and the consistency of broth. Since the close of the war, some of the natives have learned to prepare coffee for drinking purposes after the American fashion; but most of them practice the ways of their fathers. In the light of recent discoveries one of the greatest wonders of the heavens appears even more 'wonderful. There is a small class 'of variable stars, less than twenty in known number the most conspicuous member of which is, Algol, the "Demon" of the Arabs which at brief intervals suffer a partial eclipse from the interposition of dark or invisible companions revolving around them. Mr. Roberts of Cape Colony and Mr. Russell of Princeton, working" independently, have lately hown that all of these bodies are sur prisingly light in their composition, hardly more than whirling clouds. In only one case can the limiting density exceed half that of water, and in six cases it is less than one-tenth that of water. The average is one-sixth that of water. This density these stars can not exceed, although they may fall far below it. The density of our sun com pared with water is 1.41. The possibil ity exists that the Algol stars may each have a denser nucleus surrounded by an enormous cloudy envelope. The border line between gifts and bribery has been so often crossed that scrupulous officials seldom accept a gift of .intrinsic value. A late presi dent of the United States, who had nearly two hundred curious and his toric canes, used to say that such gifts necessitated the offer of neither "the ministry to England nor the post office at Podunk." Not all gifts, how ever, are of suspicious complexion. For example, the check of one hun dred thousand dollars recently sent to the president of a street railway com pany by certain prominent members of the corporation was a notable token of their trust in his integrity and of their appreciation of his devotion to the in terests of the corporation and the pub lic. The gift Is probably the largest ever made by a corporation to a single salaried officer. That the recipient not many years ago was a brakeman, and that he owes his permanent advance ment to no influence but his own in dustry, ability and faithfulness, is suf ficient protest against the too common assertion that boys of today have "no chance." The reciprocity treaties recently ne gotiated by the executive have not found favor with the senate. In the of the arrangement with the Ar gentine Republic the time limit fixed within which the treaty must De rati fied passed without action by the sen ate. Those with England relating to the West Indies would have lapsed in the same way had not the British gov ernment agreed to an extension of the time. The time limit in the French treaty was March 24, but it was ex tended with the consent of the French government. , Evidences of the preparation for the grand national contest for control of the government during the next four years are now to be found everywhere. Caucuses and conventions for the elec tion of delegates to local, state and na tional conventions draw the attention of every man of whatever party to the culminating political duty which he Is to perform in November. Discussion of "issues" grows warmer, and con sideration of statesmanship of pros pective candidates becomes eager and pointed. , Senate Conferees Yield to the Hojse Bill in the Main. MAKE A UNANIMOUS REPORT. Washington, April 19. After extend ed meetings a unanimous agreement was reported by the house and senate conferees on the Hawaiian government bilL The senate conferees yielded to the house measure as a whole, although a number of amendments were made. The prohibition of saloons in Hawaii as provided by the house bill is retained in a modified form, in effect leaving1 the matter to local option. The house provisions as to the land laws are re tained, including the amendment re stricting the amount of land to be held by a corporation to 1,000 acres. The bill establishes a complete form of government for the islands, with a governor and other executive officers, a legislature of two branches and a judicial branch consisting of a supreme court, circuit courts and inferior courts. The bill provides that Hawaii shall be represented in congress be a delegate who shall have a seat in the house of representatives with a right to debate "but not a vote. The delegate to con gress is to be chosen at an election of the people. There is no tariff provision in the bill, as the tariff laws of the United States are extended over the island and the territory of Hawaii is specifically made "a customs district of the United States," with ports of entry at jlonolulu, Hilo, Mahukona and Ka hului. The Chinese on the island are given one year to obtain certificates of resi dence, but the conferees struck out the amendment providing "that all Chinese and other Asiatics" arriving since the island was acquired by the United States shall depart within one year or else be deported by the government. This latter provision was omitted in view of the belief that the Japanese have se cured a treaty status in Hawaii and that their forcible deportation by the United States would invite a serious and needless breach with Japan. Gold Fields of Laton. San Francisco, Cal., April 19. The transport Tartar brought advices from the Philippines up to March 6. One of the reports from Manila is that Wil liam Odun, who is spoken of as a miner of large experience, has return ed from a prospecting trip in the dis tant coast of Vigan. He showed rich specimens of gold and declared that he had located a ledge of quartz as rich as anything in Colorado or California. He is organizing a company of ex-sol diers and will go into the mountain districts of Vigan to secure claims. In an interview in the Manila Freedom, Odun says: "Never before did I .see such indica tions of mineral wealth. I have traveled from the Klondike to South Africa and I am convinced that there is not a much richer mineral country in the world than the island of Luzon." Crippled Hoy's Gratitude. Kansas City, April 18. Frank Mills, the little crippled boy who was so wonderfully helped in the children's ward of the Women and Children's hospital last year and for whom the children of the fourth grade room of Humboldt school bought a rocking shoe which euables him to walk with out a crutch, walked a mile, with only the help of a cane, to recite to the children a poem of gratitude for his recovery, written for him by his grand mother, Mrs. T. S. Conger, of Chandler, Oklahoma. - The children knew of the intended visit, and had purchased two beautiful potted plants for Frank a white spires, and an Easter lily. The little boy spoke his piece with wonderful expression and feeling, and when, he closed a stanza with the words "But today I walk, you see," he walked proudly across the room to emphasize the words. Destructive Wind Storms. Dallas, Tex., April 17. A cyclone struck Eoyse, Texas, at midnight and it is believed -that several lives have been lost. Eight houses were wrecked. A man in a buggy was lifted from his seat and blown 100 yards. Telegraph and telephone lines were destroyed. Royse is thirty miles north of Dal las. Wichita, 'April 17. On Sunday after noon there was a high wind north of here. Wires were down and all sorts of wild rumors prevailed. Dispatches were sent to the Monday morning papers, giving rumors and guess work, but they were mostly wrong. At Put nam, a small place this side of Newton, three buildings were destroyed and at Burrton two buildings were blown down. That is about all of it. Topekans Make a Good Strike. Topelca, April 17. Word has been received from Circle City, Alaska, that three Topeka men, C. A. Chance, W. F. Culver and Frank Lange, have made a big gold strike there. . They' went to Alaska two years ago as the represen tatives of the Topeka Prospecting and Mining Company, a local concern. F. M. Newlands, president of the com pany, will leave here in a few days for Circle City. Only 85,000 Boer Troops. RomeJ April 17. In an interview, Jonkherr Fisher, one of the Transvaal commissioners, is-alleged to have de' clared that the South African republics are willing to make any sacrifice in order to preserve their liberty and in dependence, They - did not wish, . he declared, to add to their territory, but merely to retain it and to live peace fully at' home. The republic had only 25,000 soldiers and Great Britain was exaggerating the numbers in order to magnify her victories. EXPRESS COMPANIES WIN. Not a Unanimous Opinion by the Supremo Court. Washington, April 18. -The supreme court decided the cases involving the stamp tax as it applies to express packages, the question involved being whether the shipper or the carrier shall pay the express charges on pack ages. The opinion was favorable to the express companies. There were two cases before the court involving the ' question, but the opinion was based on a case from Michigan, which came to the supreme court from the decision of the state supreme court adverse to the claims of the express companies. Quoting the section of the law im posing the tax upon express company receipts, Justice White said: "There is nothing in this provision which by the widest conjecture can be construed as expressly forbidding the person upon whom the taxes are cast from shifting the same by contract or by any other lawful means." Justices Harlan and McKenna dis sented from the opinion on the ground that the "war revenue act imposed upon the express company the duty not only of affixing at its own expense the required stamp upon any receipt issued by it to a shipper, but of can celing such stamp." For Amendment on Trusts. Washington, April 19. The subcom mittee of the committee on the judiciary agreed to report a proposed constitutional amendment, which pro vides that congress shall have the power to define, regulate, control, pro hibit or dissolve trusts, monopolies or combinations, whether existing in the form of a . corporation or otherwise, and which further provides that the several states may continue to exercise such power in any manner not in con flict with the laws of the United States. The necessity for this amendment grows out of the fact that it is held by the supreme court of the United States that manufacture and production are no part of interstate commerce and cannot be reached under the interstate commerce clause of the constitution, even though monopoly in manufacture indirectly affects or controls such com merce. Thsrefore, monopoly in manu facture is not restrainable by congress, even when it controls the output of an article of necessity to all the people in all the states and fixes the price at will. Tills Probably Require Salt. St. Petersburg, April 17. The Czar and Czarina are in Moscow. Extraor dinarily persistent rumors are current in Moscow that the Czar will issue a manifesto containing an ultimatum to Great Britain demanding that she con clude peace with the Boers forthwith, under threat of occupying Cabul and Herat if Great Britain fails to comply. No reservists are at present allowed to take unlimited leave, but probably the orders to the reservists are connected with the projected summer maneuver in the central provinces, in which 200, 000 troops will participate and at which Emperor William is expected to be present. Old Men in the Departments. Washington, April 17. The report from the Treasury called for by a reso lution of the senate shows that there are 331 emyloyes between 60 and 64 years old; 100 between 65 and 69 years; fifty-six between 70 and 74 years; twenty-four between 75 and 79 years and ten who are over 80 years old. In the Interior department there are 162 employes between the ages of 65 and 69; fifty-eight between 70 and 74; twenty-eight between 75 and 79, and four who are over 80 years old. The total number of employes in the de partment is 3,255. Customs Keceipts at Manila. Washington, April 18. The division of customs and insular affairs of the war department gave out for publica tion a comparative . statement of re ceipts at the customs port of Manila, during the years 1893 to 1897, inclusive, with the receipts of the port in 1899. The receipts named comprised ton nage, taxes, import duties, export duties, fines, seizures, etc. The re ceipts by years were: 1S93. $2,109,540; 1894, $2,385,269; 1895, 52,268,234; 1896, $2,421;532; 1897, $2,916,870; 1899, 53,825, 150. Rain Fall in Colorado. Denver, Colo., April 17. A mixture of rain and snow has been falling in cessantly throughout the state of Col orado Saturday and Sunday and, with the exception of intervals of several hours, the stormy weather, has been continuous for eleven days. Previous to this there had been but little mois ture for months. ; Now fear is being expressed of the possible damage that may accrue from it- Several small washouts have occurred and news of greater ones is expected. Iowa's Building and Lou Law. Des Moines, la., April 18. Governor Shaw says that he will sign the build ing and loan bill, passed recently by the legislature. Managers of the loan associations have made strenuous ef forts to have the bill vetoed, claiming that it is unconstitutional. The bill reduces the interest from 12 to 8 per cent, and, it is maintained by associa tion officials, practically invalidates existing cc-atracis. Early Spring in Alaska. Victoria, B. C, April 17. Warm weather in, the north is breaking ' up winter trails and the river is open in many places. Navigation will open two or three weeks earlier than usual. High water flooded the mines " at Do minion and Hunker creek. During the winter typhoid fever has raged at Nome. There have been thirty rteaths from the disease, and 300 cases. It is also stated that many persons perished on the way from Daw son to Nome. - . ' ' ' GREATEST HEREFORD SALE. Ninety-Six Sold for an Average of $671. IMPORTED BULL FOR $3,100. Chicago, April 21. The greatest auc tion sale of Hereford cattle . ever held in America has been held this, week at Dexter Park amphitheater, Union stock yards. It broke all records of auction sales of any breed since the Cochrane sale of Shorthorns in Dexter Park in 1874. The sale was a dispersion of the of the champion Fairview herd of Here ford cattle owned by F. A. Nave, of Attica, Ind., and in this sale, occupying two days, ninety-six animals sold for 864,415, an average of 8671 each. The purchasers are from thirteen states and Canada. Among the bulls sold was the famous "Daje," champion over all breeds in 1898 and 1899 at 57,500, The imported bull Viscount' Rupert brought $3,100, and imported Bruce SI, 400. Perfection, a 16-months-old calf, brought 51,300. Seven cows sold for 514,300, among them being Russett and Theresa, at 53,000 each, imported Lady Help at 52,500, and Dolly Fifth at 82,100. In all, twenty bulls brought $19,095, an average of 5954 each, and seventy-six cows, 845,330, an average of 8596, making a grand total of ninety five animals for 564,415, a general aver age of 8671 a head for the entire herd, all ages, old cows and young calves included. Flood Troubles in the South. New Orleans,- La., April 23. New Orleans has ceased to regard the flood situation as a temporary inconvenience and that instead of the worst being over the evil has just begun. There are now within the gates of the city no less than 500 waterbound travelers, who are not only unable to return to their homes now, but who do not know when the will be able to leave. Partial reports of the damage have run the figures up into the millions and taking into consideration the losses, real and resultant, the amount foots up to an enormous figure. The Illinois Central railroad system has incurred damages which will amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the end is not yet. There is no telling when the trains will be able to run. The same state of affairs prevail on the other southern roads. The streams are still rising and rains continue to fall. Americans to Do it AIL Philadelphia, April 23. E. F. Walker of this city and J. H. McCleary of Rich mond, representing prominent capital ists of Philadelphia, will go to London where a conference will be held with Russian military officials. They will then proceed to Faris and Berlin for conferences with other Russian officers. It is understood that the new railroad cannot be constructed at a cost less than $90,000,000. Should the contract come to this country the responsible positions in the actual construction of the railroad will be filled by Americans. All heads of departments for the plan ning and all foremen required for the laying of the railroad will be taken from American offices and workshops and only American material will be used. Young Japanese Coming. Tacoma, Wash., April 23. An officer of the steamship Goodwyn, in from Ja pan, says that - the steamers Bramer and Tacoma, now en route, are bring ing 2,200 more Japanese to those land ed at Seattle and Tacoma within the next week or so. ' Most of the Japan ese brought by the Goodwyn are under 25 years of age, and all are of slight physique. Right of XVn j Not Secured. Managua, Nicaragua, via Galveston, April 23. The Diario, the official or gan of the Nicaraguan government, declares editorially that President Zelaya and the members of his cabinet, in their recent interviews with the members of the United States canal commission did not express any inten tion to cede sovereignty over any por tion of Nicaraguan territory for a canal route. The paper also asserts that the government is not disposed to sell its sovereignty over the route. - Free Homes Bill on May Third. Washington, April 20. The house this evening, by unanimous consent, made the free homes bill an order for May 3. This means that the bill will become a law, the unanimous consent given insuring but little opposition. There is no danger in the senate, which has frequently passed a free homes bill. Free homes advocates are jubi lant and justly so, after their long fight. Oklahoma may now., be more certain than ever of the house's favor able action. Other Countries Have Like Claims. Washington, April 23. The greatest trouble is that Turkey, whose govern ment is really friendly to the United States, would probably like to, pay the comparatively small amount due to the United States, but can not well do so without affronting .other govern merts, whose similar claims have been ignored for years. Almost every Chris tian country holds similar claims against Turkey, amounting to millions of . dollars, ' and similar promises to pay- - Mrs. J. S. Robb's Flans. Chicago, April 21. Mrsi J. S. Robb, whose testimony before the Congres sional industrial commission in this city created a sensation on account of the stand which . she took against the labor unions, gave out Ihe details of a plan by which she expects to organize thousands of ' wives of . worktngmen throughout the country, together with the non-union in a movement against what she terms "trades union tyran ny." She will hold mass meetings of Tvcrkingmen's wives. .-,." CONGRESSIONAL NEWS. TV hat is Being Done In The Fifty-Sixth General Assembly. - APRIL SEVENTEEN. The Senate received a reply to its request that the president send a statement of the ex pense ol the Philippine commission. The statement is itemized nnd aggregates 1117.185. The Senate passed the bill granting soldiers of the Mexican war pensions of ili a month in certain cases. Senator Hoar addressed the Senate in -a lengthy speech on the Philippine question. ' ' Senator Thurston (Neb.) is the author of a bill to limit the word '.conspiracy" and the use of restraining orders, as applied to labor dis putes. It limits indictments for conspiracy to such acts as would be criminal if done by any person: and that no such act shall be consid ered a restraint of trade. In the house the naval appropriation bill was discussed. The naval bill carries 13,000,000 more than any previous naval bill. . APRIL EIGHTEEN. The naval committee reported to the Senate the resolution providing for medals for dis tribution amour; the officers and men of the North Atlantic aquadron, at a cost of 25.000. The foreign relations committee reported favorably on the convention extending the time six months in which Spanish residents of the Philippines can elect whether they will remain citizens of Spain or become citizens of the islands. The house continued consideration of the naval appropriation bill. A joint resolution was adopted by the house authorizing the secretary of the interior to ex hibit the printing relics at the New York printing exposition. May S 1 1 June 2. APHIL NINETEEN. President -McKinley sent a message to both houses of congress asking for prompt action to be taken upon a necessary provision for the government of Puerto Rico from May I, the time when military control of the island roust cease, under the law which takes effect on that date, and the complete installation of the civil government which the law provides for. Senator Foraker immediately offered a joint resolution which is Intended to meet the presi dent's recommendation. The Senate naval committee reported a bill authorizing the president to buy from Spain tb ten-thousand-ton, steel, floating dry dock no in Havana harbor. Senator Piatt has a bill which is intended to provide for the payment of the individual debts of the Osnges. Senator Piatt introduced a bill providing for allotment of the lands of the Osaiee reservation in severalty. Senator Chandler introduced a bill for the protection in their rights of colored voters in all the states. The house has made a special order to act upon the free homes bill on May S. The is a bill in the house to advance Generals Joe Wheeler, Fitzhugh Lee and James H. Wil son to the rank of brigadier generals in the regular army and then retire them from service.- The debate on the naval bill drifted into politics and for sometime there was danger that partisan rancor might culminate In a sensa tional scene. Mr. McRae (Ark.) has introduced a bill au thoriz.ng the construction of an electric rail way, connecting outh McAlester with several neighboring towns. APRIL TWENTY. The Senate passed the house bill relating to allowance of exceptions. It provides that in case or disability of the trial judge in any cause, his successor may pass upon motions for a new trial and sign bills of exceptions. The commerce committee reported a joint resolution for estimates of cost for a canal for navigation between Lake Michigan and the Illinois river. There is a bill in the Senate to grant a pen sion of $50 a month to General Longstreet, for service in the Mexican war. The committee of the house having the Nic araguan canal bill in charge has stricken out the provision for the ' fortification," thus pro viding what is expected to be a compromise which will aid in passing the bill. A bill was passed authorizing the revenue bureau to redeem or make allowance for reve nue stamps spoiled or destroyed or improperly or unnecessarily used. The Nicaiagiian canal bill will be given con sideration early in May. APRIL TWFNTY-ONE. Senator Hale (Me.) introduced a bill appro priating s'5 1.OOJ for the purchase of l.00 acres of land near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for naval purposes. The army affairs committee reported the bill to confer rank of lieutenant general upon the senior major general. President Frye announced the appointment of Senators Carter of Montana and Harris of Kansas, as members of the board of visitors to the West Point military academy. The Senate passed the joint resolution pro viding for the administratis n of civil affairs in Puerto Iiico, temporarily. Senator Piatt (Ct.) introduced a bill for the payment of the Osages' debts to traders from the Osage trust fund. The naval appropriation bill received a heart blow in the house when the limit price to be paid lor armor place was so changed that no nrst-clnss plate can be procured. Commerce committee substituted the Sherman bill for the bill passed by the Senate for the construction of the Pacific cable It provides for construction by contract while the Senate bill is for constru.tion by the government. Poll Tax For Voters. "Washington, April 23. The senate has under consideration the conference report on the Hawaiian civil govern ment measure. Mr. Cullom made an extended explanation of the changes in the bill. The report was the sub ject of sharp criticism. Final action upon it was postponed. A long dis cussion took place over a provision requiring the payment by the residents of Hawaii of a poll tax of 55 before voters could be registered. Sale of Galloways. Kansas City, April 23. The sale of the Galloway cattle at the stock yards did not come up to the expectations of the owners. The cattle were the prop erty of the Brookside Farm Company, and were the best of their kind. Forty-four head were sold. This is the first sale of Galloways that has been held here for some time. Sixteen bulls brought81,700, the average being 8111.87; twenty-eight cows sold for 83,9.10, with an average of $141.07. The entire forty-four head i.old for 85,740, with an average of 8130.45. Travel to South Africa Restricted. London, April 23. In consequence of Sir Alfred Milner's dispatch to Mr. Chamberlain urging a cessation in the stream of tourist travel to South Africa, the various tourist companies have withdrawn their prospectuses of trips to the South African battlefields. The Daily News says: 'j9rthe urgent request of Lord Wolseley, implicit instructions have .been issued by the government for '. Vie restriction of travel to the South African ports." A Suggestion From Roiila. St. Petersburg, April 23. In discuss ing American-Turkish affairs, ' the Novoe Vremya says: "The Porte could easily avoid undesirable reprisals by asking for the friendly mediation cf neighboring European states. In the present international . controversy, friendly intervention is possible upon the basis of the Hague convention, and such intervention would undoubt edly both serve the cause of peace and save Turkey from troublesome com plications." Mrs. Stanford's Latest Gift. Sacramento, CaL, April 21. The Bee says that the Leland Stanford mansion in this city, has been presented by Mrs. Stanford to Right Rev. Bishop Grace of the Catholic diocese of Sacra menta end his successors together with an endowment fund of $75,000 invested in interest-bearing , bonds. The mansion is to be known as the Lathrop-Stanford Children's home and is to be used in any educational way which will realize the ideas cf Mrs. Stanford. - ; The Cimarron calaboose is used for storage of grain. Sterling is talking of becoming a city of the second class. - . A hardware store is burned at Logan with a loss of $5,500. " ; G. T. Mead, of Spivey , was killed by .bis team running away. ; A big pipe organ is being built in the Baptist church in Winfield. John James, Sr., hung himself with a strap, in his barn near Alida. ; S. W. Hough and his wife, of Colum bus, were poisoned by canned corn. ; The Fifth district W. C. T. U. met in annual session at Abilene last week. - ". Shoughnassee, the famous Pottawat omie chief, is dead. He was DO years old. The Kansas state Sunday school con vention will be held in Atchison, May 8 to 10. ; There are sixty-two women in the graduating class of Kansas University this year. Some Kingman county farmers held a meeting and decided to establish a creamery. .' Len Glanville, of Hutchinson has fallen heir to a valuable estate near Utica, N. Y. Secretary Barnes of the state horti cultural society says that fruit pros : pects are good. During March the- Kansas peniten tiary received 81 convicts and only 27 were discharged. Montgomery county has more money on hand than the law allows to be de posited in banks. There were seventy-one volunteers for the Spanish war who were Kansas University men. Labor Commissioner Lee Johnson is ! commencing to prosecute contractors who fail to observe the eight hour labor law. James Harris, now one of the literary lions of London, in 1873 took a special course in oratory and literature in Kansas University. The output of berries in Doniphan county is a big item in the production and this year berry grower.8 report the right kind of prospects. Robbers tried to blow up the Mis souri Pacific safe at .El Dorado, but failed. .They then cut open and rifled the mail sacks in the depot. At Milton ville two of the Heald boys married two of the Comfort sisters, and at the same time two of the' Comfort boys married two of the Heald sisters. The waterworks system owned by the city of Coffeyville cleared 81,075.59 from January 1 to April 1. The receipts were $2,100 and the expenses about 81,000. George Helwig, an old resident of Labette county, died and the coroner's jury said his death was from arsenic poisoning. The evidence is kept se cret. The officers of the Leavenworth Light & Heating company have information of a fraudulent issue of 140 bonds for 81,000 each, now in circulation and offered for sale in Chicago. H. L. McNurney and Ethel Bacon, of Butler county, were to be married, and on the same day, while riding, the horses ran away breaking the bride groom's collar bone and bruising the bride severely. They were married on schedule time. ' Frank V. Elliott of the Troy Times recently convicted of libel, was sen 'tenced to 120 days in jail and to pay ;$109-fine and costs, - After being in jail two hours he was liberated on an ap peal bond, on order of Judge Wells of the appellate court. E. Haworth, professor of geology at Kansas University, says he knows of at least a hundred assays of ore taken from different mines around Galena and there has never been any trace of gold and very slight indications of sil ver found. ) Governor Stanley has named Mrs. J. : K. Hntlson of Topeka, and Mrs. S. R. ; Peters of Newton, to be members of . the women's board of managers of the : Pan-American exposition to be held in Buffalo, N. Y., from May 1 to Novem ber 1, 1901. Wm. Reynolds came to Stafford coun ty twenty years ago with but little : capital. He is now building a fine res idence in St. John, besides which he owns several farms. ! The board of regents of the state : normal elected officers as follows: F. ;S. Laribee, of Stafford, president; C. A. ' Ross, Burr Oak, vice president; S. H. I Dodge, Beloit, treasurer; John Madden, 'secretary. A contract for the erection of a gymnasium was given at $7,175. An additional 83,000 is to be expended in equipment. The Hoffmans of Enterprise, propose to plant 50,000 catalpa trees ' in the" Smoky Hill bottoms. They will plant four feet apart each way. They do this as a ten years' investment and ex pect big returns. The Turners of Sabetha have had their hall seized by the sheriff and their ' bartenders also. - They will make a fight in the courts. The Kingman county Live stock as sociation has decided to have another picnic this year. Last year's picnic drew immense crowds. ' Members of the Twentieth Kansas living in the two Kansas Citys propose to form a permanent local organization. There about 200 of them. Burlirgton's accepted plan for its new court house is a duplication of the court house at Junction City, built of mag nesian limestone. The architect's fig ures are $38,000. Prof. Martin, of Kansas University has finished mounting a specimen of a common reptile of the Mesozoic age which measures twelve feet across thf back. Ancient esann r Xxndon. - St. Dunstan'a is an Interesting anrl handsome church. " The nresent fahria was erected In 1471, but it stands on the site and Is built partly on the foun dations of an older church erected by, St Dunstan himself. Since Dunstan. ministered in this parish no fewer thatf sixty-two parish and district churches nave been built in Stepney, which has now become a bishopric. Within tha memory of persona still living the par ish had a non-resident pluralist rec tor and an average congregation ot thirty. when a wife hints at Easter bon nets we may look for a touch of spring. When it comes to courting a girl, the tailor is not always a successful suitor. As a rule when a man suffers from, ennui he makes a lot of other people tired. Millions for Baseball. A million of dollars are spent every year for baseball, but large as this is, it cannot equal the amount spent in search of health. We urge those who have spent much and lost hope to try' Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. It strengthens the stomach, makes diges tion easy, and cures dyspepsia, consti pation, biliousness and weak kidneys. Some people are so well known that they can?t even borrow an umbrella. Are Ton Using Allen's Foot-Ease? It Is the only cure for Swollen, Smarting, Burning, Sweating Feet, Corns and Bunions. Ask for Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder to be shaken into the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoe Stores, 25c. Sample Bent FREE. Ad dress Allen S. Olmsted, LeRoy, N. Y m, i . i - j. ne eievator man is continauiiy run iDg people down. A Mother's Tears i " I Would Cry Every Time I Washed My Baby." "When he was 3 months old, first fes ters and then large boils broke out on my baby's neck. The sores spread down his back until it became a mass of raw flesh. When I washed and pow dered him I would cry, realizing what pain he was in. His pitiful wailing was heart-rending. I had about given up hope of saving himi when I was urged to give him Hood's Sarsa parilla, all other treatment having failed. 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