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OBW IV WEHBLE, FnblUha
MEADE, . KANSAS
KANSAS ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Admiral George Dewey has inherited
and now owns a house in Topeka.
Hugh Day, of Smith county, was
killed by his mother-in-law, over a
family difficulty.
Independence and Coffeyville are
rivals, and they sometimes show their
teeth at each other.
Mr. T. Vineyard, a prominent citizen
of Wellington, aged 73, is dead from
dropsy of the heart.
Ex-Lieutenant Governor A. J. Felt
leaves Kansas to make his home with
his son in Oklahoma.
During' the late snow storms a cen
tral Branch train was 17 hours getting
over 43 miles of track.
State Auditor Cole has refused the
appointment tendered to him of war
den of the penitentiary.
The Santa Fe is making preparations
to make improvements on its line be
tween Ottawa and Olathe.
Fort Scott is named for the annual
convention of the Kansas Christian En
deavor Union on May 21-23.
Two shot firers were killed in a coal
mine at Weir City. The timbers of
the shaft were torn to pieces.
The railroad bill of this session is
the first one that ever passed the sen
ate w ithout an opposing vote.
Ttev. J. W. Vanderlip, of Ransom,
Kansas, was among the injured in the
wrecked train at Millersburg, Indiana.
Terry Simpson is opening a branch
in Wichita of the commission company
of Kansas City which he is a member
of.
The employes of the house of repre
sentatives have given Chief Clerk Lob
dell a S00 set of silver knives, forks and
spoons.
Nearly 3,000 hogs were received at
the Wichita stock yards on February
and 2,440 of them went over the
scales.
Another good wheat crop will turn
all the slurring talk about Kansas now
appearing in Eastern papers, to the
old Btyle.
Chas. J. Webb, the grand master of
the Masonic grand lodge, has been pre
sented with a magnificent grand mas
ter's jewel.
Walter Dunlap, of Bonner Springs,
was silly enough to quarrel with his
wife and fool enough to blow out his
brains latter.
State Treasurer Frank Grimes has
gone to Washington to get pointers on
his future work as private secretary to
Senator Burton.
Clyde Miller, of Osage City, sncceeds
Henry J. Allen as private secretary to
Governor Stanley. He graduated from
Kansas University.
In the fifth annual oratorical con
test at Midland college, at Stirling,
Martin H. Dirks took first place and
Oscar Woods second.
C. D. Metcalf, a millwright, was
caught by a shaft in a mill at Coffey
ville and was terribly mangled. His
death was instantaneous.
Kansas University will probably use
the S'20,000 received from the govern
ment on the old Free State hotel claim,
for a gymnasium and armory.
- Governor Stanley stood firmly by his
declaration that he would not sign any
local bills passed after February 15,
but most of those so passed have be
come laws by reason of his holding
them beyond the constitutional limit.
A horse and mule buyer, direct from
South Africa, with veterinarians with
him has reached Kansas City after
more Kansas horses and mules.
Somebody suggests the profit there
might be realized by shipping train
loads of Kansas soil to New England
and selling it by the pound as a fertili
zer.
Iola has lost one of its 818,000 school
buildings by fire; the one which was
built in 1898. It was of pressed brick
and was fitted with all modern con
veniences. Mrs. Nation finally consented to give
a bond and two citizens of Topeka
signed it. She left immediately for
Peoria, Ills., where she had engaged
to edit a paper for a few days: there at
whisky production's great center.
Colonel W. F. Cloud, who served in
three wars, the last being with the
Second Kansas in the civil war, is 70
years old, and as active as a boy, walks
at the rate of five miles an hour, goes
up stairs two steps at a time and never
knows what it is to be sick. He was
recently given a pension of 825 a month.
At J. W. Logan's sale, in Franklin
county, steer calves brought S20, year
ling steers S31, cows 825 to 840. Out of
a sale of 81,000 it was all cash but $120.
Dr. Welcome W. Smith, aged 85, died
at Peabody February 22. He had lived
in Peabody about 20 years, ne is said
to have been the oldest Odd Fellow in
Kansas.
Mrs. Nation wrote to Judge Hazen,
"I want you to quit this fooling and
let roe out of here." She threatens to
sue for damages in being unlawfully
held in jail.
- Rev. William Dring, a returned mis
sionary from Assam, has given to the
museum of -Ottawa University some
valuable specimens among which are a
sword, a set of deer's horns and the
skin of a royal Bengal tiger.
The total appropriations made by the
legislature at this term will aggregate
something like 84,500,000, which is
. nearly 81,000,000 larger than ever be-
fore. This is accounted for by the
amounts given for new buildings and to
pay deficits which have been accumula
ting for several years.
The Santa Fe ia constructing a large
vat in Topeka for pickling ties. There
are two other of these vats in use by
the Santa Fe; one in Texas and one in
New Mexico. A secret chemical solu
tion is used which has proven a -success.
-
It was reported on the wires en Feb
ruary 24, that Captain ?ohn Schilling
of Hiawatha, was dying. He has lived
in Brown county since before the civil
ud has since been prominent ia 6tate
affairs. : . - .. - .-
Sallna is to have a wholesale drug
tore.
Anti-cigarette legislation failed in
the legislature.
Toronto is using natural gas for
lighting the town.
A priest in Rush county has a collec
tion of 8,000 stamps.
Governor Stanley promptly signed
the liquor nuisance bill.
More than 120 bills were sent to the
governor in one day last week.
Every masked ball in Kansas now
has one or more Mrs. Nations.
Mrs. Nation's trial in the district
court in Wichita is set for March 8.
The total appropriation for the state
normal this year amounts to 8159,000.
Bank Commissioner Albaugh has
chose Saml Moore, of Lawrence as his
deputy.
The Mulvane state bank has three
times as great deposits as on January
1, 1900.
The women of Osage City are raising
money to spend on the three public
parks there.
Wallace county stock growers have a
standing reward offered for the capture
of stock thieves. -
- A five day's fair held by Concordia
Catholics made a net gain averaging
8360 for every day.
Corn that has been stored in Smith
Center for five years has just been sold
at 36 cents a bushel.
The Salina Union says that the city
of Salina collected $6,500 from joint
keepers in a month's time.
The receipts of the Wichita postoffiee
for February, 1901, were 25 per cent
greater than for February 1900.
The Eureka fire department enjoyed
a banquet so well that it took a fire
alarm at 2:30 a. m. to adjourn the af
fair. Upon her return from Peoria to To
peka, Mrs Nation went directly to the
county jail and delivered herself to the
sheriff. Her bond was cancelled.
A gang of train robbers walked into
a trap at Riley, and Frank Wharton,
their supposed leader, was captured
and taken to the jail at Manhattan.
George W. Tinclier has cut 20,000
posts from his catalpa grove two and
one-half miles west of Wilsey and ex
pects to cut from 12.000 to 15,000 next
season.
The injuries received by Postmaster
Guthrie of Topeka, prove to be serious
His fall from a street car dislocated his
shoulder, burst an artery in his shoul
der and split a piece of bone off his
shoulder blade.
According to a census completed in
Kansas 46 years ago in February the
territory had a population of 8,501, of
which 2,905 were voters. There were
403 persons of foreign birth, 151 free
negroes and 192 slaves.
Captain William Crozier, who has
been appointed to a professorship at
West Point military academy, entered
West Point from Kansas and his home
has always been in Kansas. He is the
inventor of the disappearing gun car
riage. English parties owned 2,058 acres of
land in Sedgwick county and sold it
recently to a firm in Wyoming, who
have sold it to a Newton real estate
firm for 827,000. Tney bought it on a
speculation and are selling it out in
single quarter sections. .
J. Clark Baldwin, who was employed
in a job printing office in - Wichita,
committed suicide, leaving as a reason
his ill health and the fear of becoming
insane. lie left directions for the pay
ment of certain bills and that his es
tate, most of which he had but recently
come into possession of, should go to
his sister, who is a professional nurse
and is living at Lamed.
Represantative Epperson, of Scott,
has smallpox, and Representative Claw
son, of Cherokee, went home because
his family has smallpox.
Orlando C. Troxel, the son of a Dick
inson county farmer, has just gradua
ted from West Point and has beeu as
signed to an infantry regiment in the
Philippines.
Elijah Collins, of Highland station,
is dead at the age of 86. He was a
charter member, of the first Masonic
lodge in Kansas. He had lived in Kan
sas 40 years.
Both branches of the legislature took
a half hour off just before the noon ad
journment and held a jollification over
Kansas getting first place at the St.
Paul Butter Makers' meeting. The
SI 50 banner won there, was brought
by the Kansas delegation direct to To
peka.
Among the barrels which had their
heads knocked in by the women of
Goffs were several barrels of pickles.
It is not yet settled which will cost the
ladies the most per barrel, whisky or
pickles.
A Westmoreland man in one day
traded an 80 acre farm for town prop
erty; sold that to a farmer and rented
the latter's farm. Before night he had
rented his own town home, and had
sold 25 cattle. Hustler? Oh! yes, con
sidering that it was a short winter 'day
A Wichita wholesale hardware com
pany has ordered a million pounds of
nails to be delivered during the next
sixty days. The firm expects their
orders for nails will exhaust the entire
invoice by the time the sixty days expires.-
Dick Walker is reported as saying
that now that Bill Hackney has gone
back to Winfield he will go back there
too.
Mr. and Mrs. George Kretsinger, who
have lived in the vicinity of Wellsville
since 1857, have celebrated their golden
wedding.
It is not remarkable, only a symptom
of mental weakness, that Judge Hazen
receives abusive and threatening let
ters. The fools who write such letters
are dangerous in the proportion of one
to the million.
There was a sheriff's sale in Smith
county last week. What is notable in
the fact is that it is the first one in the
county for over a year. .
The county health physician of Nor
ton county says there are more than
75 light cases of smallpox in, the coun
ty. One fatal case is reported at Al
mens. - " "
Judge Flannely, the new judge of
the Fourteenth district was a Topekan
as a young man.' He is '33 years old
and was a member of the legislature
of 1899. - ' ; : '- ::
: KANSAS LEGISLATURE. I
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The bill has passed both houses
which requires county commissioners
to appropriate 8100 to assist in conduct
ing normal institutes.
Among the many bills passed in the
closing hours of the session was the
bill sustaining the contract made with
the people of Lansing when they deed
ed their lands to the state for the use
of a penitentiary, that they should get
their coal supply of the state at about
what it cost
The bill to authorize the state board
of assessors to assess the property of
telegraph and telephone companies is
passed.
The county attorney inquisition bill
was somewhat modified and passed. It
is thought to have been shorn of the
weaknesses of the old law.
The doctors got through their bill
for a board of examiners at last.
The law permitting the establish
ment of mutual live-stock insurance
companies was repealed.
The house finally killed the appro
priation for the Pan-American exposi
tion at Buffalo.
Money was voted for all the private
hospitals in the stated
The bill was passed giving cities of
the first, second and third classes the
right to grant franchises to light, water
and power companies.
The bill championed by Mr. Breiden
thal relating to the organization and
control of trust companies was passed.
The biennial election bill has been
signed by the governor.
The bill to allow old soldiers at the
soldiers' home to vote passed the sen
ate. Both houses : have passed and the
governor has signed the act which
makes a prize tight -a misdemeanor,
with a jail penalty limited to one year.
A proposition to submit to the voters
at the 1902 election an increase of the
pay of members of the legislature has
been adopted in both houses. It pro
poses to pay members 8500 for attend
ing the regular session and 85 a day
for a special session, together with ac
tual traveling expenses in lieu of mile
age. Regular sessions are not limited
as to the length, but the constitution
limits a special session to 30 days.
The senate judiciary Committee ap
proves the bill giving counties the right
to lease lands held by tax title.
The senate defeated a second time
the bill to permit the school fund board
to compromise bonds of western coun
ties. The legislative apportionment was
sent to the governor.
The legislature made the QuindarO
negro school a present of 822,000.
The house having cut out the addi
tions to salaries of state house clerks,
and for a number of other officials, from
the executive and judicial appropria
tions as passed by the house, the senate
put back their former figures and sent
the bill back to the house.
The legislature has passed a bill
making train robbing punishable by
imprisonment, the limics being for life
and for ten years,
The special legislative apportion
ment bill making the legislative and
commissioner districts the same in
Sedgwick county is passed.
The bill relieving counties from pay
ing uncollected state taxes to the state
is passed. By a bill whicli has passed
the Bcloit Industrial School for girls
can purchase OS acres of land which it
now leases.
The senate, after ordering 81,000
worth of calendar holders, reconsidered
the action.
The house ways and means commit
tee decided to adversely report the ap
propriation for the Kansas semi-centennial
exposition. The committee
recommends 820,000 for a Kansas ex
hibition at Buffalo and 560,000 for one
at St. Louis.
The house passed the legislative ap
portionment bill. The anti-fusion
election bill has passed the house and
gone to the governor.
The bill giving women the right to
vote for president died on the calendar.
The same fate was met by the resolu
tion of sympathy with and encourage
ment to the Boers.
The bill which gives a county the
right to acquire absolute title to prop
erty bid in at tax sale for three succes
sive years, is passed by both houses.
Senator Smith's anti-hobo bill -has
gone to the governor. It gives train
men authority to arrest trespassers on
trains.
The Kansas agricultural appropria
tions, as passed, includes 810,000 for a
herd of thoroughbred stock.
The Parsons asylum appropriation
was extended for two years by the ac
tion of both houses.
All of Governor Stanley's appoint
ments up to date were confirmed by the
senate.
The senate threw away the whole
batch of bills relating to county offi
cers' fees and passed a bill relieving
sheriffs, district clerks county clerks,
treasurers, and probate judges.
The house killed the bill to prohibit
persons from stealing rides on railroad
trains.
The house passed the railroad bill
with nearly a unanimous vote, the
same as the senate had done.
The double header railroad bill was
defeated.
The cattlemen had four bills passed
by the senate giving the Live Stock
Sanitary commission more authority;
providing for inspection, of brands of
cattle before shipping; preventing
double taxation on cattle; permitting
-gates to be placed across roads inside
their pastures.
The house passed the Grattan text
book bill and the senate will consider
all the bills of that sort at one time
under a special order.
Bills were reported adversely to the
house: to establish a minimum rate for
f ratt-rnal life insurance; to keep light
ning rod agents out of Kansas; to give
second and third class cities the right
to vote for ownership of waterworks;
for taxing franchises; to stop hiring
convicts to manufacturers; to create a
state fish hatchery.
The senate passed the bill providing
for ventilation of mines.
The house has passed the railroad
bill and sent it to. the governor. The
bill establishes a board of railroad
eommissioners with power to fix and
enforce rates when complaint is made
of unjust discrimination.
Both houses responded to a message
from the governor concerning prize
fighting and in a very short space of
time a bill was passed by both houses.
The bill makes the penalty one year's
imprisonment.
The senate passed several of the reg
ular appropriation bills; also the bill
to improve the headquarters of the G.
A. R. and to pay for printing their re
ports. Messrs. '. Babb, of Sebgwick, and
Johnson, of Decatur, made speeches
against the bill to organize cadets in
the state colleges, taking the ground
that it is wrong to cultivate a spirit of
militarism among young people.
Manila Alive with Carriages.
Washington, March 2. Consul Gen.
Wildman's last mail report, before
leaving Hong Kong, calls attention to
the folly of mailing trade papers there
which represent carriage and harness
makers, and says that there are bnt
three carriages, and a hearse in that
city. He advised carriage manufac
turers to tors their attention to Manila,
which be says, .is alive with carriages
of every description and where the de
mand will increase from year Ho year
as the conditions improve. .- -
PROSPEROUS MEXICO.
EX-SECRETARY FOSTER TELLS
SOME TRUTHS.-
Bars That Thar la No 81f a of Paolo
Fear of the Gold . Standard Ia All
' That Ia Troubling- the Happy Mass as
f Oar Sister Republic
In a letter to the New Tork Tribune
Hon. John W, Foster, former secretary
of state, gives an interesting account
of the existing conditions in Mexico;
That republic has made great progress
during the past twenty years and to
day is one of the most prosperous of
nations. It is also one of the most
wisely governed countries. Mr, Fos
ter notes that there is everywhere evi
dence of peace and security to persons
and property. In this respect the
country has undergone a complete
transformation within the last quarter
of a century. There is relatively far
less violence and outlawry in Mexico
than In the United States, and Mr.
Foster says that in few countries of
the world Is better protection afforded
to persons and property. Omaha Bee.
Mr. Foster wouldn't have written
this letter before the presidential
election and if he had the Bee would
not have published it.
How can Mexico be prosperous on
the silver standard? We are told that
our prosperity comes from the gold
standard and that without it times
would be hard and the people would
suffer.. How then can Mexico be pros
perous without any gold? Is It possi
ble that the Republicans were lying to
us? Mr. Foster says that Mexico is
one of the most prosperous of nations
that there Is less outlawry and
violence than in the United States,
tt is also one of the best governed
nations In the world. How can that
be when it has neither a gold stand
ard, a Republican party or a Mark
Hanna for ruler?
If the United States is prosperous
under the gold standard and Mexico
is prosperous under the silver stand
ard, there must be some other cause
than the kind of money that has
produced that prosperity.
. Fifty, years ago .Mexico was not
even a half civilized country. It was
far Inferior to the present condition
of the Philippines. Yet how it is an
enlightened, well governed, peaceful
and prosperous nation. If we should
give independence to the Philiplnos,
what is to prevent their becoming
just such a nation as Mexico in a
few years? Nebraska Farmer.
A PRIVATE MONOPOLY.
Standard oil shows confidence in
the recent railroad consolidation by
declaring a quarterly dividend of 20
per cent on its capital stock of one
hundred millions. There was also a
material advance in the speculative
price of the stock, and it is now sell
ing at 1,400 per cent premium its
actual stock of one hundred millions
is now quoted at one billion five hun
dred millions. Who dares to say now
that prosperity has not come to this
afflicted people? Standard oil is worth
fifteen dollars for each one In
vested and derives an annual Income
of $80,000,000 besides. Who ever heard
of such wonderful prosperity? It is
true that these immense profits are
not very equally distributed among
the people, and millions still continue
to work at a dollar a day. The readers
of the Nonconformist are no richer be
cause Mr. Rockefeller has piled up
many additional millions, but of
course they will rejoice in that he has
so much, and the good Lord has given
it to him in answer to his fervent and
believing prayers. Of course we all re
joice in the nation's prosperity as
manifested in the rapidly increasing
wealth of the Standard Oil company,
but some of us would like it better If
that eighty millions a year could go
to 75,000,000 of people instead of going
to one man.
We trust that the people will ap
preciate the benefits of co-operation
when they see how successful it has
been In the hands of Rockefeller, Mor
gan and Carnegie, and that they will
soon be ready to go into co-operation
on a still larger scale by combining all
the people in one great business enter
prise that will swallow up all the
"present combinations and co-operate
toge'ei r for the permanent good of all
the people. The big dividends of
Standard Oil, the combination of great
railroad corporations and the union ol
iron and steel into one mighty trust
ought to prepare the public mind for
the people's universal trust, otherwise
known as socialism.
APPLIED CHRISTIANITY.
Thousands of people have died and
thousands more are on the brink of
death by starvation, in a single prov
ince of China. This does not seem to
disturb the Christian people of Eu
rope and America. Not one dollar
has been raised for their relief not
one Christian minister has raised his
voice in their behalf. They go down
to death unaided, unwept and unla
mented. How different it was in the
case of the famine In India. Every
church in the land was calling for
contributions to assist the subjects of
England's greed. Our charity was not
due in that case, but it was freely
given. England should have fed her
own subjects and not played the part
of pauper before the world.
This Chinese matter is different
These poor people are perishing help
lessly and there is no aid for them in
all the wide-wide world. Christian
nations have destroyed Chinese cities,
have looted Chinese homes have des
ecrated churches, raided temples and
profaned the cemeteries of the dead,
but have not contributed one single
dollar to save a helpless people from
starvation. This is not a favorable
showing for 1900 years of applied
Christianity. Christ should come again.
There is much work in the world still
left for him to do.
LESSON IN TAXATION.
Here is the funniest thing in refer
ence to taxation that ever happened.
Some of our rich men are actually
paying something towards the support
of government, but it is the British
government instead of their own.
When Britain was hard up she bor
rowed money In the United States and
gave her bonds to our millionaires.
This money was used in the war
against the brave burghers of South
Africa.
Now the holders of those bonds have
been notified that they must pay five
per cent income tax to England on
their holdings. They are kicking like
bay steers, bnt it will do no good
they say they won't stand, it, bnt they
will have to stand it even the su
preme judge with a changeable mind
cant help them the Income tax is de
ducted before, the Interest on the bonds
Is paid and there you are-the Eng
lishman makes no mistakes If &e col
leettoh of taxes.
" The holders of the bonds will not
feel as bad as if their money went to
the support of their own government
the whole thing is so thoroughly Eng
lish, you know. Great Caesar's ghost,
but isn't it funny? The men who
killed the income tax In America are
compelled to pay an income tax to a
foreign, country. That isn't the worst
of It, either they are made to pay a
tax on government bonds, which in
this country are considered too sacred
to tax. The income on these bonds
owned by America is about ten mil
lions a year five per cent on that in
come is $500,000 a year, .which Ameri
can patriots are paying to assist id
subjugating the patriots of South Af
rica; The British rulers are as wise as
the American common people are
foolish. The former extend their tax
ation tentacles to the uttermost parts
of the earth, while the latter refuses
to tax billions of dollars of income
here at home that has actually been
stolen from their own coffers. What
fools we mortals be especially we
American mortals who do the voting
in this country. For God's sake save
a place for all of us in the benevolent
institutions for the weak-minded.
PROF. HOWARD:
Prof. Howard, the latest Leland
Stanford martyr to untamed speech,
instead of seeking an asylum In the
Nebraska state university will remain
in San Francisco to complete a book
on which he has been working. This
shows lamentable lack of foresight in
thus throwing away the opportunity of
a lifetime to take advantage of the
free advertising achieved by his unen
viable notoriety. Omaha Bee:
Where is Prof. Howard's "unenvi
able notoriety?" We can't see it. He
left Stanford university because an
ignorant old woman was endeavoring
to instruct educated men in their po
litical duties. He had to stultify him
self or quit. He quit, but he did not
try to gain notoriety by his action. He
quietly resigned and modestly engaged
in other duties. Why should the ad
ministration organs hound him for
simply doing his manly duty? If he
had held his job he would have been a
coward and a knave. By resigning he
showed the world that in a matter of
conscience he was too great a man to
bow before the mandate of encroach
ing - plutocracy. AH honor to Prof.
Howard and the other able men who
have abandoned the Stanford univer
sity at the command of their own
consciences.
GLORIFYING CARRIE NATION.
The New York plate glass insurance
company, . one of the largest in the
country, has sent its Kansas agents
instructions to amend their policies
on glass in all joints, saloons, and
drug stores to protect the company
against loss by Mrs. Carrie Nation and
all members of the Women's Chris
tian Temperance Union. Press Dis
patch. Many contracts are made, condition
ed that the contracting party Is not
to suffer from loss resulting from "the
act of God on the public enemy." The
plate glass Insurance company now
adds another clause which reads
something like this: "Provided always
that this company shall be held harm
less from all acts of Mrs. Carrie Na
tion and the other members of the
Women's Christian Temperance
Union."
Almighty God, the public enemy
and Mrs. Carrie Nation are now
placed in the same category.
ANOTHER TURN ON WIRE.
Not satisfied with its earnings ot
nearly $8,000,000 last year, the wire
trust has decided to advance the price
of its product $2 a ton. When a trust
wants more profits it knows how to
get them. Cleveland Leader.
The way the trust gets additional
profits is by electing one of its bond
servants to the office ot president of
the United States and then it can do
exactly at it pleases for four years
longer. The trust3 elected the presi
dent in 1900 and now they raise prices
with none to molest or make them
afraid. For the coming four years
the trusts will be the absolute rulers
of the American people and their ex
actions will be a proper punishment
for the ignorance and versatility of the
voters.
Prlsmatlo Colors.
Mrs. Opie, widow of the great por
trait painter whom some one has call
ed the "inspired peasant," never, even
in her old age, lost her love of bright
colors. A little girl, Emma Martin, af
terward known in literature as Emma
Marshall, visited her one day and ex
perienced a rare pleasure. She says:
On a screen in her drawing room were
hung a number of prisms, which were
suspended from chandeliers before the
bell-shaped globes came into fashion.
I sat on a stool at my mother's feet,
wondering what those long bits of
glass could mean. Presently the bril
liant rays of the western sunshine
filled the room. "Now," said Mrs.
Opie, "thou mayst run over to that
screen and give it a shake." I did as I
was bidden. "Be gentle," said my
mother in a warning voice, but I gave
the screen a vigorous shake. Emerald,
ruby and violet lights danced on the
walls and ceiling and delighted me so
Intensely that I kept repeating the
process. Then my mother, afraid of
mischief resulting, came and drew me
back to her side. Mrs. Opie looked at
me and said: "If thou lovest bright
colors, thee will never see anything
more' beautiful than the rainbow God
sets in the sky." Youth's Companion.
"Canned Ufa" In Cities. ,
"Canned Life" is the term that J. P.
Mowbray In Everybody's Magazine ap
plies to the constricted and hum
drum life of the city man and his wife
in a New York flat. Seven-eighths ot
their income goes for rent, food and
clothes, the small balance for the inci
dentals. "The Making of a Country
Home" tells the story of the revolt of
a bright young man and his spouse
who decide to cut down expenses, aave
money and make a home for them
selves in the country. Most men en
tertain a similar ambition and the
story of how this young couple set out
conquering their difficulties will surely
be an incentive to others to do like
wise. Incidentally . Mr. Mowbray's
comments on new phases of commer
cial life are very suggestive.
Speed la Conn tins; Money.
The Girard National bank of Phila
delphia claims to have two clerks of
champion speed in counting cash. One
of them has the- record of having
counted 1,000 Bland silver dollars in
one and a half minutes. The other has
counted in fifty-two seconds 100 oner
dollar bills. ' . . .
. The largest diamond found in thla
country weighed over twenty-tlree
carat.
CQMPLETE MARKET REPORTS
Kansas City.
CATTLErleaTv. 4 59 a SO
HOGS Choloa to heavy t 80 & S 40
WHEAT No. thard ST S 69M
CORN No. t Mixed. ai Sin
HAY Cnotee timothy.. 10 SO .
- Choloa prairie 8 SO & 00
BTJTTM 17 ia
QGS u A ....
Chicago.
WHKAT Xo. S hard . TIM a M'i
CORN No. t 39X aii
OATS No. t 33
8a Loals Live Stock.
BEEVES S 50 8 60
STOCKERSFE?DEBS.... 2 40 (ft j
SOUTHERN STEBItS 3 40 H t TO
Cotton.
Uplands. GuU.
Liverpool s 5-S41
New York oxo tc
Oalveston a. ..it 0 3-18
Wichita drain.
Close. Close.
WHEAT PB' Hl'h" LW' TodT y af
j'fc 7H 1iH KHH 1554 T3V-S
CORN
l 4i 41 41,
4
Mr- as MM as; sum tsfi
Wll. Gaits, Puta.
Wneat: May , jj'j j-'f
Uorn: May 41x4 Mii
rTlehlta Live S toe It
HOGS.;;;; JO J ia
Chicago Live Stocks
PJJIME STEERS UM q i w
COWS AND HEIFERS 2 B0 Q 4 40
STOCK ERS A FEEDERS..... t 73 A 4 50
TEXAS FED BEEVES 4 00 a 4 80
HOQS 5 40 9 S 43
THE LATEST NEWS IN BRIEF
California wheat prospects are re
ported exceedingly fine.
Wheat on the Chicago market is now
or slow sale and a very slim commission
business.
Ex-Governor St. John is now attend
ing to his large interests in Missouri
coal fields.
Itrigadier Generals James H. Wilson
and Fitzhugb l.ec have been placed on
the retired list.
The New York Sun says that J. It.
Burton reminded the New Yorkers of
Roscoe Conkling.
The Big Four railroad system has
advanced ths salaries of its telegraph
operators per cent.
The business portion of Park River,
. D., is destroyed by fire Loss over
8100,000 with only partial insurance.
Governor Shaw, of Nebraska, is send
ing out warnings to sheriffs of that
state against permitting prize lighting.
The American Biscuit company has
given its employes an opportunity to
become shareholders in the trust on
very favorable terms.
The interstate commerce commission
has ordered a reduction of 20 cents a
ton on coal on shipments to points in
Kansas and Nebraska.
A saloon man has put in a claim to
have the cost refunded of the stamps
destroyed with the beer which he 6aid
bad been "nationized."
The coffee and sugar war has been
settled again; this time with an ad
vance of one-half cent per pound on
coffee. Jobbers will be pleased.
An auction sale of Angora goats at
the Kansas City stock yards disposed
of 1,300 hundred of them. The high
est price paid for ewes was 813.50.
Senator Edward O. Wolcott has re
signed as a member of the Republican
national committee from Colorado, and
Archie M. Stevenson has been desig
nated as his successor.
William M. Evarts is dead. He has
been very feeble for several years and
for a time was nearly blind. This
greatest of American lawyers of his
generation was 83 years of age.
Fifty years ago, on March 4. Galusha
A. Grow first took a seat as a member
of Congress. He served 12 years and
then was a private citizen for a third
of a century, returning to congress
again in 1804. He is now 76 years old.
. The Hereford sale in Kansas City
disposed of 303 head for 839,555. The
cow Cleopatra brought SI, 010 and the
bull Pretorian 8905.
John Julian, but little more than 21
years of age, was sentenced by Judge
Wofford, of Kansas City, to 40 years in
the penitententiary for robbing a man
of 82.85 and locking him up in his ice
chest.
Sir Cavendish Boyle has been ga
zetted governor of New Foundland in
succession to Sir Henry McCallum,
appointed governor of Natal. .
The new reduction plant at Colorado
City has commenced work with 250
men. The plant comprises 13 build
ings covering 6 acres. The cost is
?7.-)0,000. It will treat Cripple Creek
ores.
Kcv. Iienry Blatchford is dead at the
age of OS. His life was spent as a mis
sionary with theChippewasof the Lake
Superior region.
Striking coal miners at Gallup, N.
M. have been enjoined from in any
way interfering with negroes who have
taken their places.
The new Illinois apportionment law
gives Chicago more than one-third of
the voting strength in the legislature.
Magistrate Crane, of the Harlem, N.
Y. police court, advised the police to
"go into any place where they are sure
there are gambling games, batter
down the doors, smash partitions and
clean the place out from' cellar to
attic" .
The railroad telegraphers' paper pub
lishes a list of 170 men who refused to
go out on the Dolphin strike and asks
the O. B. T. men to shun them.
The district court at Charitan, Iowa,
awarded Thos. Burke 81,000 damages
damages for injuries received when
initiated by the Modern Woodmen.
There were more than 35 Santa Fe
trains a day out of Cleburne, Tex., for
30 days. During that time there
1,192 engines turned on the round
table.
Mayor Ames, of Minneapolis, Minn.,
has issued an order to the police to see
that no glove contests or sparring
matches shall take place in the city in
the future.
Fifty-six years ago one florist in
New York did all the business. He
sold 8200 worth for Easter. The sale
in January this year amounted to
8200,000 and for the year 1899 to over
86,000,000.
The railroads of New Zealand, all
under government control, have 2,000
miles of track, at a cost of 880,000,000.
Their operation show a profit Jn 1805
of about 82,000,000.
The grazing leases for the Osage
reservation are to be let In Washington
this year, on April 1.
Creates a System With 3,002 Miles
of Track.'
TERMINALS IN KANSAS CITY.
Kansas City, Ma, March 2. An
nonncement is made of the purchase of
the controlling interest of the Kansas
City, Fort Scott and Memphis railroad
by investors who are interested in the
St. Louis and San Francisco, a trans
action which will result in the consoli
dation of the Frisco end Memphis sys
tems. The Memphis and Frisco consolida
tion will make a system with 3,002
miles of Tail road, of which the Mem
phis contributes 1,250 miles. The
Memphis extends from Kansas City to'
Birmingham, Ala., with branch lines
in Kansas and Missouri. The Frisco
has lines from St. Louis into Arkan
sas, Oklahoma, Indian territory and
Kansas. It was formerly a part of the
Santa Fe system;
The Memphis properties included in
the deal arc the Kansas City, Fort
Scott and Memphis, the Kansas City,
Memphis and Birmingham, the Kansas
City; Clinton and Springfield, the Cur.
rent River railroad, The Kansas City
and Memphis railroad and Bridge com
pany, and the Kansas City Belt rail
road. The consolidation will give the Fris
co road use of the valuable Memphis
terminals in Kansas City, entrance to
the Union station, and a controlling
interest in the Kansas City Belt rail
road. Nat. Thayer, chairman of the board
of directors of the Kansas City, Fort
Scott and Memphis, and Kansas City,
Memphis and Birmingham roads, made
known the facts of the agreement. He
said: "I shall remain as chairman of
the board of directors, Mr. ilarriinan
as treasurer and Mr. Winchell as presi
dent. The general offices will remain
in Boston."
Grand Army Dlsgrrhntied.
Washington, March 4. Representa
tives of various veteran organizations
who have, through General Dal. Sick
les declined to participate in the
inaugural ceremonies because they
were dissatisfied with the place as
signed them in the parade, declined an
offer of the grand marshal to send a
guard of honor of twenty men from
each post to act as an escort to the
president. The veterans declined to
have any part in the ceremonies unless
the invitation were extended to all
members of veteran organizations,
both local and visiting. "
Buffalo Appropriation Nit.
Topeka, March 4. The house, by a
vote of two to one, killed the bill ap
propriating 840,000 for a Kansas ex
hibit at the Buffalo exposition. The
question was discussed at length. The
main reason for the defeat of the bill
was that Kansas could better afford to
moke one big exhibit at St Louis
rather than two small ones at Buffalo
and St. Louis. The house later passed
the senate bill, appropriating 875,000
for the St. Louis exposition.
- Cuba Will be Pleased.
Washington, March 4. The cabinet
talked over the Cuban situation, and
Secretary Root read telegrams from
General Wood to the effect that, in his
opinion, the Cubans would soon be
come convinced that the action of
congress in fixing the relations which
should exist between Cuba and the
United States was for their interests
as well as our own, and would accept
hem without serious objection.
A Scary Fire.
Chicago, March 2. An oil tank
wagonwas wrecked by a trolly car
and the oil soon floated the pavement.
Another electric car came along and a
spark ignited the fluid, the flames
spreading rapidly. The flames spread
to a store and burned the wood work
and broke the plate glass. Through
the efforts of the firemen, the burning
oil was confined to the middle of the
street until it burned itself out. No
body was injured.
To Protect Employes.
Topeka, March 4. A circular ad
dressed to the employes of the Santa
Fe Railway company has' been issued
by the genera manager's office, con
cerning the proper manner of drawing
pay. The new rule requires that no
employe shall authorize or direct any
other person to collect his wages.
Everyone must draw his pay direct
from the company and any employe
who gives another such powers will be
discharged. Also any employe who
assumes the right to collect for anoth
er shall be liable to dismissal.
It Is Warden Jewatt.
Wichita, March 4. A week ago Gov
ernor Stanley offered E. B. Jewett of
Withita the appointment as warden at
the Kansas penitentiary. It was a
surprise to Mr. Jewett as not a word
had passed between him and Governor
Stanley about it prior to the offer
being made. Judge Jewett asked for
a little time to consider the matter and
has accepted the place. Warden Tom
linson's resignation had been on the
governor's desk for a month. Judge
Jewett has never seen the penitentiary.
Archbishop Keane Sned.
Dubuque, Ia., March 8. Archbirhop
Keane is sued for 83.245 over a church
muddle at Webster City. When a new
church was erected there the German
members claim to have subscribed the
above amount with the express under
standing that .they were to have a
German priest when the church was
completed. There are no records of
the promise and, as. Hennessy is dead,
the present archbishop knows nothing
about the claims made. The suit has
been begun to recover this amount. -
Imperial Court to Return.
Pekin, Feb. 27. Minister Conger has
turned over the affairs of the United
States legation to W. W. Eockhill, to
conduct the negotiations with the
Chinese plenipotentiaries, and he will
return to the United States. Americans
here feel that this arrangement is a
confirmation of the report that every
thing 1 practically settled.' Ia Hung
Chang expects that the' imperial court
will return to Pekin ai soon as notifi
cation ia given that the troops of the
aUiea are vacating th capital. ;
Some people's idea of knowledge Is
the art of finding out things which
they have no business to know.'
Some cough remedies hide a cough)
they drug it into silence, but the irri
tation stays in the lungs to cause
trouble. Morley's Honey Pectoral
soothes, heals, strengthens and cures
thoroughly. -The cough stops because
the cause is removed. Price 25 cents.
Ask your druggist.
to Restrict Fain at FoWonst
The Pennsylvania slate pharmaceu
tical board proposes aonie proper legis
lation to restrict the sale of narcotic
poisons. The opinion is held that cer
tain drugs Jire too easily procured bf
persoTis who have contrarted unfortun
ate habits and those who are cultivat
ing vicious tastes.
fcrltlsia llattlesh'n.
if. as S3 stated, the British admir
alty proposed to put three battleships
into commission each year from 1S37
the expectation has not been realized.
The Caeaar, Illustrious and Hannibal
Were completed in 1898, but In 1S99
only the Canopus and Ocean were add
ed to the fleet, and the Glory and Go
liah in 1900. The Vengeance and Al
bion, which are nearlv ready, will com
plete the number.
Verdict Against Injuria Lawyer.
' The supreme court of Iowa has de
cided against a young lawyer who)
took out life insurance and accident'
policies to the amount ot $31,000 and
within a week came back from a hunt
ing expedition with his foot so badly
mangled that it was necessary to cut
It Off. The Jury came to the conclu
sion that he had maimed himself aud
declined to give him a verdict. Tha
supreme cert sustained this verdict.
AFTER EIGHTEEN YEARS.
Mrs. iutft df HlEblaiHl, toira, Restored
to Health A Mlrscnloui Case Her
Bnsbaiia Is Cared of Itrlglit's
Disrate by Same
Meant
Highland, Ia., March 4. (Special.)
Friends of Mrs. W. H. Doty are very
niuch pleased to notice the wonderful
improvement in her condition. For
eighteen years she has been a sufferef
from rheumatism, and the torture she
has endured during this time is past
all description.- Mrs, Doty tells the
following story:
"I have suffered for the past eighteen
years with. Kidney Trouble and Rheu
matism. 1 have tried doctors, patent
medicines, plasters, liniments, electri
treatments, and nothing did me any
good. I had nearly lost ali faith in
anything, when I sent for six boxes of
Dodd's Kidney Piiis. I said to my hus
band I expected that it was some more
money thrown away, but when I had
taken them a' week I could see that
they were helping me. The lameness
I had suffered with for so long is near
ly all gone. It is not a quarter as bad
as it was. For years I had to wear
a warm bandage around my forehead
to prevent the pain. Since usiug Ibo
Pills I have been able to remove this
altogether.
"I cannot find words to express my
heartfelt thanks to Dodd's Kidney Pills
for their wonderful cure of oiy case.
My husband has suffered from Kidney
Trouble for years. Last spring a doc
tor said he had Bright's Disease, and
treated him, but he received no benefit,
and he kept growing thinner and
weaker all the time. When I got Dodd's
Kidney Pills he commenced taking1
four a day. He has taken them three
months and is nearly well. Ills
strength is Increased, and the Improve
ment in his case is almost miraculous.
Dodd's Kidney Pil.3 have certain'y
been a God send to ns."
It Is just cases like those ot Mr. and
Mrs. Doty that have made Dodd's Kid
ney Pills so very popular In Iowa.
They are 50c a box, six boxes for
$2.C0. Buy them from your local drug
gist if you can. If he' cannot supply
you, eend to the Dodd's Medicine Co.,
Buffalo. N. Y.
Some young men dress so loud they
cant hear themselves think.
An enemy is a man who injures yon
and then refuses to forgive you.
Rich, Red nlooil.
Morley's Sarsaparilla and Iron not
only purifies the blood but makes new,
rich, red blood. If you have skin erup
tions, . boils, abcesses, rheumatism or
scrofula, or if you have a run-down,
tired-out-feeling, try this remedy and
note the prompt results. AsIc your
druggist.
Honesty is undoubtedly the best
policy but it keeps many a man poor.
Try Red Cross Ball Blue. 6 cents.
Good talkers are plentiful but good
listeners are hard to find.
An Inactive Liver, Stomach disor
ders. Sick Headaches and other ilia
arising from an imperfect digestion are
cured by Garfield Tea, which Is made
from Herbs.
A bad horse is like a poor play; it
cant run and it won't draw.
FITSrermsacBtlTCiiivd. NofitsrnrrToiunesrier
first dsy's ne of Dr. Kline's r.rrat Korve Restorer.
Send for FREE SS.OO tilsl battle snd treatise.
Da. B. n. Kxtss, Ltd., Ml Arch St., l'hlladelphls. Pa.
An extravagant man is always
preaching economy to his wife.
Plao'a Core for Consumption Is an Infallible
medicine for coughs and colds. N. W. Sakusl,
Ocean Grove, N. J.. Feb. 17, 1900.
You can't always judge a man by the
cigars he gives to his friends.
For frost-bite, chilblains, sore and
lame Joints, stiffness of muscles, try
Wizard OIL It won't disappoint you.
A small boy is never so full of emo
tion that he has no room for dinner.
Your Fortune; Future business success, misfor
tune snd love sffalrs foretold, only 25c, sad jour
blrtadste, by bent sstroloa-er Urlng.
Prof. KHAfUEL, H374, Blagbsmaum, V. T.
The Kiowa Book&roF'ti:: r.
as, Comanche a Apache reservation anon to be
opened. It la Illustrated, and contains a large
sectional map. Sent postpaid 25c or 12 a doz.
Address W. T. Cook, Glond Chief. Okla.
Sawyer's
Pommel
Slickers
Warranted Waterproof.
Sawyer's Kxeeleler Brand Pommel Slickers
afford complete protection to bolb rider and
saddle. Made extra Ionic and wide la toe skirt,
Insuring- a dry seat for rider. asily convertea
Into a walking coat. Every saraBenc war.
ranted waterproaf. 1-ook for trade-mark.
If your dealer does nothave Excel
star Brand, write for catalogue, fw
H. M. SAWYER a SON. Sola Mfrt.H. If
East Cambridge. Mats. XjaS
Milk In a Dried State.
A lecturer on agriculture predict
that fifty, years from now milk will he
sold in a dried state to save the trana
jiortation of water, that cows will be
milked by machinery and butter pro
duced without churninc The milk
maid must prepare to Join the ranlu
of the sew woman.
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