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7 A GRAND PRIZE 11 U II A J. JJ JL JL 1 1U J.U 1 Two Thousand Dollars in Prize3 will be Equitably Distributed, READ OUR PLAN, For several years past competitions of an instructive order have been offered by reputable business houses and manufacturers in England with the objeot of increasing their sales and interesting their customers in their respective goods. These oonteots. on account of the unquestioned fairness displayed in conducting them, have interested the best people of Great Britain. Believing that competitions offerod by a manufactur ing oonoern such as ours, and oonducted in the same honorable manner, would eioiU universal interest among the intelligent people of the United States and Canada, our Company have decided to offer a Prize Competition in which our flrsteffort will fee to make it strictly ykvr and imfabtiai The intention is to satisfy every one entering this competition that they have been duly credited with the position whioh their efforts have earned for them. We are sure that this class of a prize oontest will receive the approval of parents and all those having the instruction of young at heart The prizes to be awarded in this competition will consist entirely of articles of bufficiiht valux to be appreciated by every person receiving one as a fair reward for the efforts put forth by tnem. Our intention is to divide the amount to be given away in prizes, varying in vain from flight dollars to one hundred dollars eaoh. and we enter into an honokasli agreement with those entering this competition to distribute fairly Two Thousand DniTHa in nrirflA. AWARD OF PRIZES. Ten of the leading ministers of our city will be invited to attend and assist in the award of prizes, PRIZE BIBLE COMPETITION. We will cav Osa Hohdbid Dollars in oash to the first person who oorreotly an swers the following questions. Where in the Bible do the following three words first appear: 1, RAIN ; 2, BREAD ; 3, MILK. The second person answering correctly will receive Sbvixty-fivh Dollars in cash. The third nerson sending oorrect answer will receive Fifty. Dollars in cash. The next ten will bach reoeive an elegant Coin Silveb (hunting oase) Watch. The next ten will iaoh reoeive an elegant Silk Dress pattern (sixteen yards in any oolor). The next ten will bach receive a first-class pair of Opera Glasses. MIDDLE PRIZES. Every answer when received will be numbered and entered on a special book, with the name and address of the competitor. The thirty-three per sons sending the thirty-three oorrect answers whioh are the middlb onks received will -AOAira dunficates of orizes awarded for the first thirty-three oorrect answers. LAST PRIZES. The thirty-three persona sending the thirty-three oorrect answers whioh are received last will reoeive duplicates of the prizes that are awarded for the first and middle thirty-three oorrect answers, the last oorrect answer receiving the One Hundred Dollars, the next to the last the Seventy-five Dollars, and so on until the thirf.v.f hr nrixM for the last thirtv-three oorrect answers have been awarded. SPECIAL PRIZES. A prize consisting of an elegant Lady's or Gentleman's Watch will be given to the person sending the nrst oorrect answer wnion is tne nret re ceived from their state or provinoe. CONDITIONS. Answers must be aooompanied with fifteen United States two-cent postage stamps for one package of FEARLIFOAM, whioh is the latest soientino discovery for cleansing and preserving the teeth. Our object is to introduce and attract attention to PEARLI- FOAM, whioh is the only preparation whose manufacturers are willing to offer a reward of Five Hundred Dollars to any dentist who can show that it contains anything inju rious to the teeth. A mouthful of pearly white teeth is the sure result of its constant use. It is recommended by the leaders of the dental profession everywhere; ask your dentist what he thinks of it. PEARLIFOAM is sent by mail, post paid, and free of oustoms duty. B SURE AND SESD TOUR ANSWERS TO-DAT. YOU HAT RECEIVE A VALUABLE PRIZ1 TOB tour troub&b. Address EXQUISITE TOILET MFG. CO., 120 YONOE STREET, TORONTO, CANADA. THE SCHOOL BOOK QUESTION. Mrs. E. S. P. Stiteler, county super intendent of Bourbon county, has written an open letter to the Advo cate upon this question in which she does herself and the Advocate great injustice. "We shall waste no space in reply to her insinuations. They are unworthy of her, and must have been written under excitement and without due deliberation. The Advocate is in favor of a satis factory adjustment of the school book question. It has differed with Mrs. Stiteler concerning the time and manner of undertaking that adjust ment We expect the next legislature to be controlled by the People's party, and when it convenes Mrs. Stiteler will find the Advocate where it is upon all other questions, right on the school book question. Further, if another legislature shall adjourn without action upon this subject, we shall not further question the pro priety of Mrs. Stiteler's method. Our difference of opinion on the subject is entirely one of time and method. When it is settled we want to see it settled right Mrs. Stiteler's plan, in our judgment, would not secure this result ' At the proper time, when the op portunity for action is at hand, Mrs. Stiteler can use the columns of the Advocate to present her views, and we shall be glad to second her efforts to secure uniformity and to secure immunity from such hardships as may exist in consequence of any unlawful or unjust combinations of school bcok publishers. Under existing circum stances we have as much right to say that Mrs. Stiteler is acting in the in terest of a certain publishing house as she has to say that we are acting in the interest of a certain other one. There is simply a difference of opin ion as to time and method of accom plishing a certain object, and it is an exhibition of bad spirit to make accu sations that are entirely unwarranted by facts. At the present time there is no op portunity to do anything either by her method or ours, and a discussion of the subject would therefore do no good. Our columns are too much crowded, also, to give it space. When the time arrives for action our col umns are open to all sides to any ex tent that may be necessary for a thorough understanding of the sub ject This is all we have to say now concerning this open letter. We are Close to Plutocratic Government. Labor World (Buffalo, New York). A suit of a laborer against a duke was one of the surprising recent events In England, remarks one of our plutocratic old party papers, and continuing the game authority says: "A still more sur prising thing la the laborer's victory." Such a result la "free America" would be well nigh an Impossibility. Hence the surprise of the plutocratic journal The other day when the Homestead people had some of the Carnegie leaders arrested, charged with murder for bring ing in armed Plnkertons who fired on and killed several of the Homestead citizens, the case was prejudged by Judge Ewing, who stepped in advance of his authority and hastened, with scorn' In hU language to tell the Homestead people they had no rights in the case, and that the Pinker tons had every right to be there. The monopoly and monied aristocracy has made such Insidious advances toward the subversion of republican government in the United States, that a judge de clares that a corporation has a right to employ a foreign army to invade a state without permission from the constituted authorities of the state, and when a town Is invaded by the hired mercenary sol diers, the people have no right to repel the Invaders. This is the logic of Judge Ewing's volunteered decision. We are mighty near the time and the boundary line when corporate power will step over and post its proclamation In every city that Its plutocratic princes will take charge of the government In future and relieve the people from all further care or concern in public affairs. Are the blind partisan voters ready for this? They have been and are voting as they are di rected. What concern to them If the same authority say to them their vote la not necessary longer to keep our party In power? Have they ever considered -there is but little if any difference be tween blindly voting to keep their party in power and Its keeping In power with out their voting? Think of this, ye party bigots. Protecting the Men Who Pick Their Pockets. New Nation. The lowest estimate of the expense to the tax-payers of New York, according to the state treasurer, of furnishing militia to protect the railroads In the re cent strike at Buffalo, was 1275,000. The strike having ended In the defeat of the strikers, the troops have just been sent home, and simultaneously the coal com bine, for the protection of whose railroad lines the militia was in large part called out, announces another rise of 25 cents a ton on anthracite coal on and after September 1. This advance, like the previous advances since the combine was formed, is not pretended to be justi fied by any increase whatever in expense of production, but is a robbery pure and simple. It is also announced that all the coal carrying roads (except the Pennsylvania), being the roads which were protected by the militia at Buffalo, on and after Sep tember 1 will raise their freight charges on coal to Buffalo 25 cents a ton and correspondingly for all other dis tances. This is over and above the in crease in the price of coal Itself. The Erie railroad, which brought on the strike by Its brutal refusal even to consider the juBt demands of the switch men, announces In addition to the ad vance of 25 cents a ton, a further charge of 10 cents a ton to tide water, and the Lackawanna, another of the militia pro tected roads, does the same. In still further addition to these in creases of freight rates, the Reading com bine people, consisting of the Reading, Lehigh and Central of New Jersey, the head of which, Mr. McLeod, refused ar bitration to the strikers, on the ground that they were "outlaws," will after Sep tember 1 put on still another 10 cents per ton for coal transportation. These Increased freight rates are not justified by an Increased expense of transportation, but like the Increased price of the coal Itself, are robbery pure and simple. The taxpayer of New York seems to be placed in the peculiar position of a man protecting a gang of thieves en gaged In picking his pockets. Attention, Exchange and Three&ers I We will furnish the beet Trades of steam or domestic eoal at lowest prices. We will sare you money. Hopzisa Coax. Co., 917 North Third street, Kansas City, Kas. FALL FESTIVITIES. St. Louis Extend a Cordial Welcome to All. The oity of St. Louis has beoome famous the country oyer through the agency of her annual fall f eetiTitiee, and from that source has gained the sobriquet of the "Carnival City of America." For the season of 1892 all previous efforts in the line of entertainment will.be eclipsed. The great St. Louis exposition will throw its doors open to the publio Wednesday, September 7, and will continue to enter tain and delight thousands during a period extending over forty days. One of the chief attractions announced by the managment is the engagement of Col. P. S. Oilmore and his world-renowned band, one hundred strong. The illumination by gas and elec tricity of the streets will extend over a larger area and be on a grander scale than any similar exhibition ever attempted in the world. The thirty-aeoond great St. Louis fair and zoological gardens, October 3 to 8, whose fame has been heralded broad cast, will be one of the main attractions of that week, and as has been customary for the last thirteen years, the Veiled Prophet will again appear in his favorite oity, on the evening of Tuesday, October 4. The hotel accommodations of St. Louis hare been materially increased since last year and strangers are ensured of hospitable treatment. The Missouri Paciflo railway and Iron Mountain route, with their vast network of lines extending orer the states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Indian Terri tory, Arkansas, the west, south and south west, in order to encourage trarel, hare made a remarkably low round trip rate from points on their lines to St. Louis and return during the festivities. 'For further information relative to dates of sale and limits of tioketsoall on or ad dress any Missouri Paoifio or Iron Mountain ticket agent, who will be pleased to furnish same. DR. PRICE'S MAKING POWDER. Supplying the Army, Nary and Indian Department. (Chicago Inter-Ooean.) The purchasing agents of the United States gorernment hare ordered nearly one hundred thousand pounds of Dr. Prios's baking powder in the first five months of this year, 1892. The government exercises great care in selecting its supplies of all kinds, rejecting everything that is not of the beet, and the very fact that it adopted Dr. Price's Bak ing Powder is proof that it has found it the best of all the baking powders. Dr. Price's is peculiarly adapted for export, as neither long sea voyages nor olimatio changes affect it, this brand keeping fresh and sweet for years while other baking powders deterior ate rapidly. It is guaranteed to the government to be a pure cream of tartar powder free from ammonia, alum, or other harmful sub stances, and it is also the only baking pow der prepared by a physioian of long standing.