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Meade County News.
TOH2T . WEHBLE, pBl. MEADB, . . ... . KANSAS. .Ali8A8 ITEMS OF INTEREST. 'The circtam n4 Hiffni. ta completed.' There were 584 recorded conversions daring the revival at Wellington. "Stone's Folly,"; a 820,000 residence near.. Topeka, erected during boom times, is burned. - E. D. McKeever, of Topeka, has been appointed assistant V. S. district attor ney. District of Kansas. A Topeka syndicate has leased lands near Mulhall, Oklahoma, for the pur nose of rjroducincr o-n and ml. . x D o Douglas county is receiving propo sals for a site upon which to build an 980,000 court house in Lawrence. A man supposed to be Edward D. McCoy, laid down before a train at Wilmot, Kansas, and was killed. Representative Bowersock, of- Kan sas, was a member of the committee on eulogies to the late President McKin ley. During five years ending with 1900, Kansas harvested 8378,433,347 worth of wheat and corn, outranking all other states. A branch of the Southern Stock and Grain Company, of St. Louis, at Salina olosed on account of the failure of the company. Several Salina traders may be losers. Garden City, Ks., 'furnishes about all of the employes of the Indian agency at White Bocks, Utah. H. P. Myton, of Garden .City, is the Indian agent at White Rocks. Ex-U. S. Senator Martin's long time home in Topeka, occupying nine lots facing the state capitol, has been sold for 89,500. It is proposed to place a city school on this property. Mell Adams, a young farmer of Smith county, killed himself a few weeks after his marriage. He was interested in a contested will and was despondent over the will being broken in court. Joseph L. Speer, a pioneer of Kansas who has lived at Chandler, O. T., is dead. He was killed by the wagon he ' was riding in running off a bridge. The remains were brought to Topeka. Prof. Ernest Fahrig, a scientist of Philadelphia, has made several tests and promises that the Trego shale of Western Kansas will turn - out more than 83 a ton in gold and silver and give a profit. -Jas. Higgins, a Santa Fe brakeman, who lost both legs in an accident has been offered by the railroad company to teach him telegraphy and give him a life long job, also a pair of cork legs. He has accepted the offer. The state board of charities turned down all bids to supply the state in stitutions with flour, on account of the advanced prices. Contracts for all other supplies were awarded. They were distributed about equally among- Topeka, Salina, Leavenworth, Atchison and Wichita houses and the agents of Kansas City houses. Chief Justice Doster, acting as arbi trator between the coal operators and the miners in the Pittsburg district, decides for the miners. The dispute UO WA bUU LU1rCUlU V. UUU T14l Uv7 U their contract "double shifted entries," the operators claiming that it meant working men in alternate shifts; the miners that it meant working two men in one entry. Judge Doster said that the first construction was technically correct, yet by common use of it about the mines it had become recognized as meaning what the miners contend. The town of Moran, ' over towards Fort Scott, on the Missouri Pacific, has women in several public positions, in cluding a school teacher, a telegraph operator, a postmistress, a rural mail carrier and the pastor of the only . church in the village. The state school fund commissioners have at last compromised the Scott county bond case, which have default ed in interest for several years. The case had gone to the U. S. Supreme - court twice and was on its way there again. Ladies are to be admitted to the gal leries at the next meeting of the Kan sas Day club, which is to be held in Representative hall at the state house. There were sold in six days' time in the Wichita hog market, 5,541 hogs to Cudahy, 53 carloads, or about 4,000 to Armour, and other packers also got some loads. Tonties was held in Wichita, with about 150 delegates. Delegates were elected to the national convention to be held in Washington in January. J. W. Stone, of Lawrence, a G. A. R, official, is one of the incorporators of a Soldiers and Sailors Historical and Be nevolent- society, with the object of collecting the history of soldiers and sailors lor me oenent or weir iamiues in future generations. The Southwest Kansas and Oklahoma Implement and Hardware Dealers' as sociation, at their meeting in Wichita, pledged themselves to work for the de feat of any congressman or senator who fails to do his utmost to bring about anti-trust legislation. "A company has taken a charter with 850,000 capital, to manufacture agricul tural implements at Bine Rapids. Water power will be used. A popular subscription is beinff cir culated at Ottawa to raise means to . sink their gas prospecting well to the depth of 1,500 feet.- It is now down 950 feet - A special meeting of the State His- ' torical society is called to be held De cember 17, when the new rooms will be dedicated and changes of tne society s - constitution will be discussed. The De Forrest sisters at Irving have recived 81,000 each as an advance pay ment from the estate of their uncle. XT t-..i t v..i- As one elevator in the state house is not sufficient to handle the crowds dur ing a session of the legislature the exec utive council will advertise for bids to . put in another one. - Tn a tac mi.'i. in flu. S. a li no iwnnfv district court the jury decided that the Union Pacific railway company must b sparks from engines. " Wichita has organized a chamber of commerce. Fort Scott proposes to crush rock by electric power. Chicken burglars are being arrested in Sedgwick county. John Guthrie has been re-appointed postmaster at Topeka. It is proposed to create the office of city auditor for Topeka, The smelter at Argentine is to be shut down permanently on February 1. Franklin county has commenced, preparations for a fair next year. A contract has been let for a county high school for Norton county, for812, 000. Barton county jail at Great Bend has leaked prisoners four times within four month. The Keystone flour mill at Sterling burned on December 8. Loss ' about 815,000. Henry Heitfelt, U S. Senator from Idaho, lived at Seneca, Kas., for over 20 years. There were only 137 cases of small pox in Kansas during November, two of them fatal. Wellington has contracted for an ice plant, to be ready to commence produc tion on April 1. W. A. Johnston has just completed his 17th year as associate justice of tta supreme court. Syracuse has 22 charter members in its commercial club, and expects to triple the number. The postoflice at Empire is discon tinued and a sub-station of the Galena postoflice takes its place. . . There are 73 gas and oil producing wells around Chanute and there are 10 drilling outfits at work. The state association of connty clerks will hold its annual meeting in Hutch inson during the holidays. The Norton Golf club has purchased 40 acres adjoining the town for their links. The price paid is 82,000. The policemen's ball at Wichita- raised enough money to buy each man a regulation overcoat and then some. Smith county is preparing to cele brate the day on which it will be thirty years old. It occurs in February, 1903. Shawnee county casts more votes than the state of Nevada, which has two senators and a representative in congress. Jos. Smith, a pioneer of Norton county, crawled through a wire fence with his gun which was discharged, killing him instantly- The Wichita branch of the Santa Fe, which extends west to Pratt, has been Changed from the Oklahoma division to the Panhandle division. Representative Fowler, of New Jer sey, lived in Beloit, Kansas, in the early '80's. He is with Mr. Calderhead, of Kansas, on the committee of banking and currency. The district court of Finney county took the responsibility of changing the punctuation of the law concerning the appeal to the supreme court of misde meanor cases, so that it would give the right to appeal. D. A. Valentine, clerk of the supreme court, is calling the attention of law yers to the? necessity of. their paging and indexing records filed in the su preme court and making the proper en dorsements on all papers presented. Many lawyers now fail to do this. Avery Turner is to go to the Pecos Valley division of the Santa Fe as its superintendent, to succeed D. U. Nichols, who comes to Arkansas City to take the place of manager of the Kansas Southwestern, which line, it is said, will be operated, independently in the interest of the Santa Fe and of the Frisco. Kansas City packers secured most of! the contracts for meat for the state in stitutions which were let by the state board of charities. Barney Lantry, head of the Lantry company, whose latest contract with' the Santa Fe company is for an S3, 000, 000 job, worked as a stone mason only 25 years ago, and his oldest son Henry was a Santa Fe engineer for several years. The Lantry company owns sev eral hundred cars and ten locomotives, and is putting in repair shops at Strong City. A freight train on the Union Pacific ran into an open switch at Grainfield and the fireman and head brakeman were injured. The engine and tender were derailed and badly damaged. Chas. L. Seagraves, traveling pas senger agent for the Santa Fe, is ma king a collection of newspaper clippings about the sugar beet situation in West ern Kansas. After the clippings are compiled they will be printed in book form, for the purpose of advertising Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado as a sugar beet country. Edwin H. Brown, of Girard, dropped dead while visiting his sister in Kan sas City. He was one of the promoters of the Union Pacific railroad and built the Joplin line from Joplin, Mo., to Girard. W. H. Smith, secretary to the board of railroad commissioners, is quaran tined on account of scarlet fever in his family. The Santa Fe now has a depot of its own at Pittsburg. Heretofore that company has occupied a depot jointly with the Memphis road. ' The division point of the Santa Fe will be changed from Wichita to Ar kansas City on the first of the year. Superintendent Tice, with his office force will make their headquarters at Arkansas City. Dr. J. F. McNaughton, of Decatur county, has been selected for appoint ment as assistant physician of the in sane asylum at Topeka. A reunion of companies E and C, Eleventh Kansas, was held at Emporia on the 39th anniversary of the battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas. Delphos has a new, 15,000 bushel ele vator, with all modern improvements. It is owned by a co-operative grain as sociation. State superintendent Nelson has called a meeting of the county superin tendents, at his office for ' December 26, to discuss questions relating to the im provement of the common schools. The socialist colony in Bourbon conn-, ty of Carl Browne and Coxey's planting is so far abandoned that the coal mine and the canning factory are both idle and only 9 of 30 families are left. m HE REASON WHY I heard a story lately, which I think Is very queer!" And Kobert's self was on my lap, his lips were at my ear "A dreadful, dreadful story" a sudden, awful pause "Somebody said the other day there alnt no Santa Claus. "Would you believe It, auntie? They eaid 'twas all a trick About the tiny reindeer and -the visits ol Saint Nick, That all the chimneys were too small, the stoves were all too hot. And lots of just such stuff as -that, I can i remember wnat. "They said that years and years ago, with tire-places wide. And all the doors upon the latch in all the countryside. Both old and young for myths and dreams had quite a pretty passion. But now belief in Santa Claus had all gone out or fashion. "And when I cried that I could prove 'twas all a wicked lie. They only shrupged their shoulders and said I'd better try; I never will believe it, I know It can't he true! For if I've never seen him, say, auntie, haven't you?" Ah, yes, my little questioner, quite often in my dreams, Thouph when I wake I only see the cold, white, still moonbeams; Dozing I often think I hear the sound of horn and hoof. And waking find the elm-tree boughs a tapping on the roof. But I have other reasons than those plain to eye and ear For trusting in the story that we hold so true and dear; I never shall outgrow It, nor lose my faith, because The world will never get beyond a need of Santa Claus. Youths' Companion. THE DAY OF DAYS. A thousand years have come and gone. And near a thousand more. Since happier lisht from heaven shone Than ever shone before; And In the hearts of old and young A joy most joyful stirred. That sent such news from tongue to tongue As ears" had never aeard. And we are glad, and we will sing, As in the days of yore; Come all, and hearts made ready bring, To welcome back once more The day when first on wintry earth A summer change began. And dawning on a lonely birth. Uprose the Light of man. T. T. Lynch. mm our travelers who were snow-bound in a Western passenger train on Christ mas Eve speedily became acquainted with each other, and sat about the stove at the end of the car to "talk it over." One of the men was a drummer, another a cowboy, the third a big cattleman, and the last the minis ter who tells the story. They finally fell into conversation with a poor wo man and her two children, the only re maining passengers, and found that the mother, who had tried to maintain herself by sewing since her husband's death, was giving up the unequal strug gle and going home to live with "grandma." The little threadbare children had been promised a joyous Christmas there, and when they found that the blockade would prevent their getting farther, for the present, they cried bitterly until sleep quieted them. Just before they dropped off the drummer remarked: "Say, parson, we've got to give these children some Christmas." "That's what!" said the cowboy. "I'm agreed." added the cattleman. The children were told to hang up their stockings. "We ain't got none," quavered the little girl, " 'ceptin' those we've got on, and ma says it's too cold to take 'em off." "I've got two pairs of new woolen socks," said the cattleman, eagerly. "I ain't never wore 'em, and you're wel come to 'em." The children clapped their hands, but their faces fell when the elder re marked: "But Santa Clans will know they're not our stockings. He'll put in all the things for you." "Lord love you!" roared the burly cattleman. "He won't bring me noth in. One of us'Il sit up, anyhow, and tell him it's for you." Then the children knelt down on the. floor of the car beside their improvised beds. Instinctively the hands of the men went to their heads, and at the first words ' of "Now I lay me," hats were off. The cowboy stood twirling his hat, and looking at the little kneeling fig ures. The cattleman's vision seemed dimmed, while in the eyes of the trav eling man shone a distant look a look across snow-filled prairies to a warmly lighted heme. . The children were soon asleep. Then arose the question of presents. . " I ? "It don't seem to me I've got any thing to give 'em," said the cowboy, mournfully, "unless the little kid might like my spurs. I'd give my gun to the little girl, though on general principles I don't like to give up a gun." "Never mind, boys," said the drum mer, "you come along with me to the baggage car." So off they trooped. He opened his trunks and spread before them such an array of trash and trinkets as took away their breath. "There," said he, "just pick out the best things and I'll donate the lot!" "No, you don't!" said the cowboy. "I'm going to buy what I want and pay for it, too, or else there ain't goin' to be no Christmas round here." "That's my judgment, too," said the cattleman, and the minister agreed. So they sat down to their task of se lection. They spent hours over It in breathless interest, and when their gifts were ready there arose the ques tion of a Christmas tree. It had stop ped snowing, and tramping out into the moonlit night, they cut down a great piece of sage-brush. The mother adorned it with tinsel paper and the gifts were prettily disposed. Christmas mmwm "NOW I LAY ME" dawned for two of the happiest chil dren under the sun, and a happy moth er, too, for Inside the big plush album selected for her the cattleman had slipped a hundred-dollar hill. It matters not what the origin of Christmas, whether born among Pa gans centuries before Christ when heathens offered sacrifices to their gods in joy over the return of the sun after the winter soltice, to warm the earth and cause it to again smile with fruits and flowers; nor how many of the customs employed in the observ ance of the day are purely Christian, nor whether the anniversary of the birth of Christ fall on Dec. 25. All of these vexed questions are for the theologian, the historian, the anti quarian. If solved beyond the per adventure of doubt, their solutions would not detract from nor add to the significance of Christmas to the vast majority of people who observe the day. It is sufficient for them that the day is, and its observance i3 Christ like the one day in the whole year on which there is almost universal emulation of the' example set by the Wise Men of the East, not to Christ only, but to our fellowmen whom He said are His children. Ex. The Uav or Days. Christmas is the day of all the year best and dearest among the time mark; of our recurring calendar. It is the day for peace and harmony in every heart and at every hearthstone. We celebrate God's chiefest gift to man and discordant thoughts or contentions have no place at the joyous festival. All should ring clear and true and sweet as the Yuletime chimes. The spirit of Christmas softens evil, sor row and hopelessness with the magic touch of charity, for in charity is the embodiment of all the Christian graces. It gives to goodness a brighter luster and to resolve a nobler purpose. It Is a spirit born in every heart that can know its inspiration, without regard to creed or race or station. Of all the days to which man has given special observance, Christmas alone has grown in its power, its beauty and its value. It has been stripped of the grandly de vised liturgy and dramatic representa tions that had their root in heathen customs, dispelled by the true Chris tian spirit. On the eve of St. Nicholas day, Dec. 6, parents in France used to secretly give presents to their chi'dren as Nich olas had given the purses. The par ents denied that they gave the presents and said they had been left by the saint, who on this night traveled up and down the earth and entering un seen and unheard through the windows of the houses reward the good chil dren. - In the stock market don't expect to make money from following the tape. No man ever can do it Unless you three-legged stool. "I guess It Is re are on the inside, don't speculate. plied a small pupil. "The teacr if uV T ho mas W. Law son of Boston. i ways sits on it." -. iSirfffiiHi A Sift of a fancy bedecked A box of candies is at all times a most welcome gift, and as bonbon candles are very ex pensive to purchase in large quantities and are so easily made.a lew recipes for Christmas goodies may be useful to our readers. Years ago peo ple believed that candy was harmful but that notion was set aside; and it is declared really beneficial of course, when eaten at the proper time, in proper quantities and made of pure materials. Home-made candies are al ways pure, the best materials are used and the cost is much less than is paid for the same grade in the stores. It Is a nice plan to make your own Christmas candies, and you can send boxes away to your friends who- will prize things made for them much more than anything bought. To send candies away they should be made to look as dainty and pretty as possible. Fancy baskets can be cheaply bought that will be pretty after the candy is used, and lined with waxed paper over a fringed inner lin ing or some delicate colored tis sue paper. In packing place waxed paper between the layers, and when the basket is filled wrap the edges ol the lining paper over the top so that the candies are covered, then gather the fringed tissue paper into a rosette, and tie with baby ribbon. In making peanut candy, to every half pint ot shelled and blanched pea nuts use one cupful each of molasses or sugar. Boil together until the mix ture is brittle when dropped into cold water; then stir in the half pint of peanuts before taking from the fire. Pour into buttered pans and mark off into squares or lengths before it cools. Hickory nuts, English walnuts or al monds may be used in place of pea nuts. To blanch nuts is to remove the fine skin which covers the nut under the shell. This will easily rub off in pea nuts, but other nuts require different treatment. After removing the shell cover the nuts with boiling water, and let them stand until the dark skin will easily rub off, then put them into cold water. Dry between towels. doubt if any class of men in the world appreciate their holidays so fully as the jackies, writes a re tired naval officer. The life on board a warship is at besi very confined and necessarily strict and severe. There is the suggestion ot a prison in the steel walls and narrow quarters and the regularity of the hours and meals. The life of the jackies is made up almost entirely of work with very little play. We learn to enjoy our Christmases the more when at last they come round. On Christmas, for once in the year at least, all rules, of which there are so many on board a battleship, are thrown to the winds and the jaekies are given the entire freedom of the ship. The order which is usually giv en them is that they can spend the day exactly as they like, and take any lib erties they choose short of blowing up the ship. It sometimes happens when the ship is in some attractive port that the sailors prefer to spend the day on land, and they are of course always granted leave of absence. It is sel dom, however, that the ship is so de serted that the cabins are not for the time converted into a veritable pande monium. There is no formal celebra tion of the day ordered by the gov ernment. The sailors are simply giv en their liberty and they do the rest. If a chaplain chances to be on board the day is opened with some simple religious services and there the juris diction of the captain may be said to end. F After Christinas. As a general thing affectionate fathers and mothers rejoice in the hap piness of their children, but the rule has its exceptions. "Is Mr. Smart at all given to drink?" inquired a merchant, anxiously,' of his confidential clerk. "No, indeed!" was the decided an swer. "He never touches a drop.. But what put such a suspicion into your mind ?'' "Why, I noticed that he has been two hours late for the last three mornings, and he looks for all the world as if he had been on a regular spree." "Oh, that's all right," said the clerk. "He gave his boy a drum for Christ mas." . In England children hang their stockings at the foot of their beds. In America the whole family suspend their stockings from the mantelpiece of the sitting room, to save Santa Claus the trouble of ascending the stairs and entering, each room to distribute hit wares. "I suppose that is the dunce block," said the school visitor, pointing to a Commutation of Homestead Claims For Townsite Purposes. WAIT -FOURTEEN MONTHS. ' Washington, D. C, Dec 14. The in terior department has sent out a ruling on proving up claims for townsite pur poses, which is here given. 'Department of the Interior, "General Land office, "Washington, D. C, Dec. 10, 1901. "Register and Receiver, Lawton, O. T. -"Gentlemen: Referring to the regis ter's letter of the 23rd instant, replying to letter "A"" of November 23, as to your needs of blank form 4-20 , appli- rations to enter under cash system in . which you refer to section 22 of the act sf May 2, 1890, (26 Stat., 81.) you are advised that on November 26, 1901, the honorable secretary of the interior in passing upon the application of Arthur Y. Boswell for the commutation of his homestead entry, under section 24 of said act, held that commutations under that act did not come under the pro visions of the general homestead and townsite laws, under which entries could be made in the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache reservations, and that, therefore, commutation of homestead entries for townsite pu-poses, under section 22 of the act of May 2, 1890, could not be made In said reservations. Very respectfully, "I5INGEU HERMAN. Commissioner" Under this construction of the law, Miss Heal and James It. Wood will be prohibited from proving up their claims at Lawton for tovns!te- purposes. They had published notiees, and De cember 16 was the day set for their proofs. It looks now like the only Jhing they can do is to wait for the ixpiration of the fourteen months limit applicable to all lands. The decision also effects a number of projected townsites where the entry men expected to pay S10 per acre and get a patent under the general town site law. Law Temperature. Sioux City, Io.va, Dec 10. Mercury fell 33 degrees and is 10 degrees" below and is growing colder. La Crosse, Wis. A cold wave struck this section driving down the mercury 30 degrees to 10 degrees below zero. Peoria, III. Thermometer showed 51 above at night and at noon next day a blizzard came continuing seven hours. Cheyenne, Wyo. The blizzard raging throughout Southern Wyoming is ter rific. Great distress is reported by sheepmen. Denver Col. In the mountain region thermometers are generally registered below zero, the lowest temperature re ported being 21 below at Gunnison. The record in Denver was a few de grees above zero. Lisbon, N. D. Government ther mometer registered 32 degrees below, zero. Fergus Falls, Minn. Mercury fell here 50 degrees in 15 hours registering 25 below. Dishonesty Charged. Topeka, Dec. 16. The Secretary of tate charges that some county clerks sell copies of the session -laws sent to them for delivery to justices of the peace and township trustees, as the law provides. In order to correct this a list of these officers is being com piled and the books will be sent to the county clerks with orders to deliver them according to law. At the same time each justice and township trustee will be notified by postal' card that a copy of the laws has been sent to the xranty clerk for him and that he is entitled to it by calling. Slaves Still Held In Tennessee. New Decatur, Ala., Dec 14. That negroes have been confined for years within a stockade and held as slaves on a Tennessee river island plantation Jear here is disclosed through a story told by a young black man who re cently escaped from the place. Ben Milam, a negro, formerly a slave in Lawrence county, has been arrested, charged w'th kiduapping negroes and selling them to the manager of the plantation. The negro youth says that one man has been confined on the isl and for seven Years. Communication Cnt Off. London, Dec. 16. The postal author ities say that the gale and snow storm caused the worst breakdown of the telegraph and telephone lines which has occurred in twenty years. North of a line drawn through Birmingham, the whole country, including Ireland, is almost cut off from communication with London, Press dispatches had to be sent by rail. The heavy snowfall continued and the gale was still raging. There is no doubt that many shipping disasters will be reported. Fortone Givsa by m Kansas GlrL . Galesburg, 111., Dec 14. A freak of fortune has brought independence to a poor man of this town through his ac quaintance with a Kansas young woman. The beneficiary is C. II. Ever ett, a carpenter. For some time he has carried on a correspondence with Miss Effie Bush, 19 years of age, of Smith county, in the Sunflower state. He has received news of her death and accompanying the announcement was a notification that she had left him an estate valued at 545,000. Interesting- Address Promised. Topeka, Dec 12. John M. Stahl, editor of the Farmers' Call of Chicago, and for many years secretary of the Farmers' National congress, will make an address in January before the Kan sas State Board of Agriculture, with the title of "Three New Farm Hands. " These new farm bands are free rural mail delivery; the farm telephone and elementary agriculture taught in the district schools. The address will be delivered in Representative hall proba bly on the evening of January 8. A Thousand New Oil Cars. Topeka, Des. 11. The Santa Fe rail road company has decided to purchase 1,000 new oil tank cars. Each car will cost about 51,000 which means an ex penditure of over SI, 000,000. This is one of the largest car orders ever placed. The cars will be put in service 5n the oil fields of Texas and will be run as far north as Parcel!, I. T. This is in addition to the order for 1,500 new freight cars which has already been given. The total cost to the com pany will be nearly 83,000,000." ' THE NATIONAL LEGISLATURE. Soma of the Bills started by I .antes If em bers. - SIXTH DAT. A committee ot senators is named to select the Republican members o ' the senate commit tees consisting of Senators Piatt. Connecticut McMillan. Michigan: Proctor. Vermont-. Per kins, t alifcrnia: Nelson. Minnesota; Warren. Wyoming: Fairbanks. Indiana; Keao, Near Jer sey, and McOomas. Maryland. Senator Penrose has introduced a bi'l for the regulation of immigration which provides for a duty of $i per heud for all comers from foreiirn countries except Canada and Mextoo. the funi thus ratsed to pay the expenses of such rei nU tion. The bill excludes oertuin named obj c tionable classes. - SEVENTH DAT. Senators Tillman a McT.anrn. of Soutr Carolina, reopened t'jeir controversy in the sen ate. It appears that Tillman dem-in -s th M -Lnurin be ept out of th? Democrat iccaucu or the senate b?-:-u-e he favors a prniectiv tariff. The incident gained interest amng th senators. Senator Fry (Maine introduced his ship subsidv bill. Senator Koar fMass. introduced a bin re questing the preHent. if he hall doem it prac ticable. to nojrotlnte with other countries U- jointly set aide some islsnd to which -person-ZUiitv of anarchistic art- or teachinc shrill be -ent and miarded: also a bill ffivin; the Unite" .--fates jurisdiction of lynching, punish ng that crim-s wiih d?atn. Jiils were in r iuce Granting K-n acres of land for the us o industrial institutions loca ted on the public domain: to prohibit OM :e:w Immigration; providing a code of land laws for Hawaii. There was a lar?e attenlsnre 'n the house to hear the announcement of committees. EIGHTH DAT. The senate did litt'e but routine bu-lness be fore .join into executive session on the Tlav Paunucfote treaty wnich met with fall ap proval. Senator Monran introduced a bill provldlne for the construction of thu Isthmian chnat. It provides an atrcroirate of sl81.Mfti.1iO. of whicu S-.tf .''( is t be immediately nvailnble. There were more anarchy bills introduced. The house a lopted a concurrent resolution fof a nouuny rei ess irom t uursoay. uectunuer i to Monday. January s. Mr. Grow iPa. sd ke for an hour on tho pros pective legislation for the Phnipp;nes. Hn aorued thut the constiiution mive congress p wer to govern the Philippines ajcordi g to its uiscreimn. The house re eived from Secretary Gotre a list of deficiency appropriations of several branches of the government service, agiega-tinirs.3U.u-fi. Mr. Kyi.ii M. Y ) has a Mil nu'horiztna tc state department to exp-nd such auunt as is necessury to secure the ransom I AIiss vtone. Mr. Wilcox (Hawaii! has a bill far the retiring or tne Hawaiian silver coin The house adjourm-d until Friday. NINTH DAT. In the ll-it of appointments conflrmel by the sennte aie 4. M. .-impson internnl reveruecoi lector for Kansas and Wii.iam B Biuhani. of Kansas, consul general at C- pe Town. South Alrif-a. The senate comm ttee on the iMlmvnn canal bili reported favorably nion the bill pioviding lorifettin tne rlgut ol way irom Nicaragua anu Costa Kica The senate passed the house resolution to ad iourn Irom December V to January -i. The new isihmian anal tr uty was discusse.f by senators spooner Money and r oraker .Mr Money was not tatlstied wi;h the treaty bu: wouia nut oppose it. Chairman Ray. of the house judiciary com mittee is to name a special committee to in vesiiirate the powers o con-ress and retiort a measure to p.inlsb nttneks on the president, anil to eal with anarchists. The In'iian committee does not endorse the secretary's suggestion that four men be added to the Dawes o mission. &lr. Curtis will in sist that the commission be reduced to one man inst ait. Mr Jackson (Kansas) has a bill to raise the pensions of veterans who have passed the age or J.i. TENTH DAT. The house committee on interstate and for eign comm-'ree decided njon a favorable report on the Hepburn bill lor the construction of the Nicara'uan canal an I the chairman was direct ed to urge prompt artion upon it by 1he house Mr. Cur is (Kansas) has introduced a bill for payment o- ovt-riime labor to about &l laborers at Fort Leavenworth for several years p-isi. Mr. Scott (Kansas) hus a bill autboriz-ni? tho imposing of license and eccupation tax on p-r-sons engaged in commerce outside their slates. Mr. Caluerhend (Kansas) presented petitions asking for un amendment to the constitution de fining legiil marriage. Mr. Calderhead has a bill which provides for pensions to the lsth und lutn Kansas cavalry volunteers. There is a bill in the house granting right of way and alternate sections of land for a trans Alaskan railroad from t ook's Iniet to Bering Strait, Boil miles. This is the road that (Jeneral Manager .Frey, of the Santa Fe. is at the head of. Jnat in Tims. Muncie, Ind., Dec 10. Martin Vene man came home and told his wife that his search for work was unsuccessful. His wife handed him a letter informing him that he had fallen heir to $100,000 from the estate of his grandfather in Pittsburg, Pa. New Bock Island President. New York, Dec 14. The resignation of W. G. Purdy, as president of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific rail road, was accepted by the directors of the company. William B. Leeds was then elected president. Federation of Labor. Scranton, Pa., Dec. 16. The Ameri can Federation of Labor adopted many resolutions; among them one instructs union men to keep aloof from state militia companies; against the use of militia in times of strikes. The con vention decided to increase the per capita tax of national and international unions f ron one-third to one-half of one per cent per member per month, and also agreed to double the monthly per capita tax for each member, the in crease of 5 cents to go towards the raising of a defense fund for the unions. 8nex Ronto Abandoned. Washington, Dec 16. In order to expedite the shipment of troops and supplies from the United -States to the Philippines the secretary of war has transferred, the transport Kilpatrick from the New York-Manila route', to the San Francisco route, so that the vessel, which is now at Manila, can as sist in carrying troops between the two last named posts. It is estimated that it takes twice as long1 for a trip from New York to Manila as from San Fran eisco to the same point. . leaves It all to Flynn. Guthrie, Ok., Dec. 14. Governor Fer guson was asked the question as to whether he wotpd be expected to make endorsements for patronage in Oklaho ma. To this question he replied: "I know nothing about this matter, and do not know whether my recommenda tion is expected or not. I would prefer to leave all such matters to Delegate Flynn, as I will probably have enough business of ' my own to attend to. I would very much prefer-not to be mixed np in Oklahoma patronage affairs." - Press Given Everything Guthrie, Dec K.The policy of the new administration in regard to public affairs will be to give every official act out to the press of the territory, in order that the people will have an op portunity of knowing what is being done. The reports from all .the de partments will be given out and gen eral information which has never been placed before the public, in - regard to the affairs of the territory will' become publie property in the columns of the newspapers.' ' " - Carnegl Gives Ten lllllloas Washington, Dec. 11. Andrew' Car negie is to give S10,DOO,000 to the cause of university extension in the United States. Mr. Carnegie was here a few days ago and took luncheon with President Roosevelt when details of plana were discussed. Mr.. Carnegie has thought best to create a national board to handle this benefaction. ' President Roosevelt will probably name . such s, board for Mr. Carnegie or at least set in motion the machinery which shall lead to a national organization. - SASKATCHEWAN, WESTERN OANADA IS CALLED THE "GARDEN OF EDEN," Former R.sldent of Bed CltyJ By - Klohlgan. s In a letter to the Reed City, Michi-j - .. tr I jan, Clarion, Mr. J as. u. aiiuu-.. of Meltford, Saskatchewan, says, wriw ing on 27th May, 1901: I This is a fine country lor a pwrj man, as he can go out on the hay slews and cut all the hay he needs. He turns his cattle out on the prairie, and when he is not using his horses he turns them out also. There is such an abundance of food, they never wan der away. A lady, who has lived here elgni years told me that this was the origi nal 'Garden of Eden'. I certainiyi would believe it, if we could only flndf the apple trees. But as it is, we have! many varieties of .fruit strawberries,! cranberries, saskatoons, huckleberries,! red and black currants, dewberries plums, ped and black cherries, and! red raspberries. All of these fruits! grow wild. Then the flowers that don the prairies, making them look like al real garden. We have eaten of the wild red currants, and they are equal! If not superior to those grown in Michigan. We have sweet com 7V4 Inches high. As the Western farmer are all done seeding, branding cattle) nnri cTiaort c Vi no rl n e nra now nrOirre88 -. Ing. Wool is only five cents a pound,.; and many ranchers have on nana last year's clip. I enclose you a potato l . . - t . . viTk Diossom, slice ot new pumtu, moi f maasured fiU inches when cut. This Is no fairy tale, as we are so much farther than Reed City. It is all facts. Come up and see. This has been truly called the 'garden of the west.' With fruits and flowers, lakes and streams, fish and fowl, beau tiful rivers, tracts of timber and mountains, what more does a man want?" Information concerning all parts ot Western Canada will be cheerfully given by communicating with the agent of the government of Canada, whose advertisement appears else where. Old Ago Pensions in Franca. The proposed law for old age pen sions meets with much opposition In France, on the ground that the age at which the pension falls due, 65, is far beyond the average life of the French workman. Many labor organizations have protested and all on the same ground, that their members have no mind to lay by from their wages money bv which thev ne.rsnnallv am littla likely to profit. Hans Rlchter'a Crltlrlsm. On one occasion Hans Richter was present at a concert given by a brother composer, at which the latter per formed a long and not particularly in teresting work of his own. When the composition came to an end Richter; expressed his criticism in a very few words. "Well," he said, "I, too, haf . written compositions to make a pile so high," raising his band three feet from the ground; "but I haf burned them' Germ Theory Covers Everything. . -. Some one has discovered that sun-: stroke is only the work of a microbe, of peculiar shape and kind. It only remains' now to find the germ which1 causes people to' freeze to death in' winter time. The germ which invades ' the physical anatomy that has been struck by lightning and the bacillus that plays havoc with persons' who are run over by railroad trains ' can be hunted up and identified later. An ITnklased Kiss.' Last week the first doctor's degree ever bestowed upon a lady In Bohemia was obtained by Fraulein Dr. Gabot at the Prague university. At the pro motion of this young lady to the rank of doctor of philosophy it was found necessary by the senate to alter the form of admlsion at the conclusion of the address, which runs this: "Re ceive this kiss as a sign of close union and confidential friendship." London Telegraph. Those Canny Scots.- The Glasgow exhibition came out with a profit of 400,000, while the Pan American lost three millions. The canny Scot takes his pleasure with an ' eye to money-making still. New York Press. , . The Conqueror Shaved Clean. William the Conqueror, like the other Normans of his time, shaved his face clean. The Normans also had a fashion of partially shaving the head, which made the Saxons just before Hastings imagine they were about to fight an army of monks. One Use for a Hook. When In India several years ago Winston Spencer Churchill, Lord Ran dolph Churchill's son, presented a copy of his first bobk ta Gen. Tucker. -who previous to his .Souths African com mand was to command at Secunderbad. "Do you like it?" young Churchill in auirerl nf tho ranaMi tt ... . ' beuniai. nttVCQ . read It. Is it meant to read?" "Why; yes."? "Wish vnn'H tisl w,- n i - t i ' ' It hanging up in my dressing room, and tear off a page every morning to wipe my razon oh." Expensive Kitchen entflta. . ine most costly kitchen belongs to ine spamsn court. th' cooking nton. nils alone having a; value .of nearly $75,000. and are of a .rrMLW Th. kitchen of the Shah of Persia Is, how ever; the most valuable In the world. Even tllP rnrtlrfntr nnln mm IUiuI a Afcc CM SI I. Illi ,nU .1-- . ... the royal table are. of solid gold, en-' rrilsfaH - frl4h tm ix ...... rwwua a ivu,. al ( were possible for the contents of. the Shah's kitchen to be put up at auction tney would realize over $5,000,060, . Aboat Carl Schurz. - - A German .friend having Invited Carl Schurz to spend the remainder of his life in southern California, Mr; Schurz replied gratefully, but ay the literary projects he has on hand preclude the idea of his giving himself up to the enjoyment of nature. Mr.' Schurz, by' the way, was among the guests at a dinner given, to the staff of the New York Evening Post on its one hundredth . anniversary. In his. speech he paid -.the paper .the " high compliment by syin?: ."It is not even afraid of Its friends." , . ' ...tat Klirta Beetle. The '-.museum beetle is as queer a fellow-as the .bookworm. He -lives in museums iOnly, and 4eats . exhibits. Wool, furs, bric-a-brac, .wood,.- pic tures, chemicals anything which a museum beetle, and he often dnao great damage to - collections. - He la smaii . ana . aust-colored. Caretakers' know him well and are 'ever on th lookout for him, but despite their zeal h manages somehow to thrive and maltlDlv. and thr is afnhihlv not a museum in the land that Is not pestered with him. - -