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THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS.
18 wife needed money for the medicine, Her father refused and beard no more from them. He did not try to find them, and now as he listened to the landlady'H Btory he was filled with deep remorse and intense grief. He went back home a sorrowful old man. With him he carried a little rose wood box, the only relic of Bertha'a better days, containing her marriage cer tificate, the date of her husband s death and of Marjorie's birth. On Christmas morning Marjorie found a lovely doll and carriage beside her bed. There were other toys and plenty of candy and fruit for her, too. She was happy in her new home and called her aunt "Mamma" and her grandpapa "Santa Kos." Perfectly sat isfied with her beautiful surroundings she leads a happy and contented life, Good Things from the Kansas Issue. The Kansas Issue is a lively monthly at 25 cents a year, published in the In terests of temperance by the Kansas State Temperance Union. Here are some . of the good things in the December Is sue: Secreary Coburn, in a communication to the officers of the Union: The year 1899 should see a great and widespread revival of law enforcement. A pledge signing and moral suasion campaign would bring thia about. If the temperance people of Kansas exert that moral Influence in the next legislature of which they are capable, the legislature will not only maintain our present prohibitory law, but will amend and strengthen it. While our own lawless and law-defy ing elements, aided and abetted by the worst of such elements in other States, act on a different theory, there is no question in my own mind that the de cent, law-respecting, law-abiding people are in an overwhelming majority in our State and it is due to the world that they assert themselves. As ever, the eyes of the world are on Kansas. She must go forward, not backward. Whisky In Its Place. It was at a hotel table In central Kansas. A farmer and his wife were chatting with a commer cial traveler a former acquaintance whom they met by chance. The com mercial gentleman says: "They may say what they please, but I think a little whisky is a mighty good thing in Its place." "Yes," said the farmer's wife, "that is true, and its place is in corn, fed to hogs." The dinner proceeded in thoughtful silence. Mud or Rummy Walks. Havensvllle has a mayor who knows his duty and does it. The one Jointist who persisted in hi3 illegal business has been driven beyond the boundaries of the town. There he has built a den, but is not satisfied with the business that comes to him. With the usual boldness of this class of criminals he proposed to the mayor to pay to the city $25 a month to be expended on the sidewalks of the place if he were permitted to return within the limits of the city. The mayor quickly gave him the answer, "Our cit izens will gladly walk in the mud rather than stagger on the walks that might oe built with the money from tippling shops." D. Does Prohibition Pay? A Detroit li quor paper asserts that prohibition in Kansas has "emptied her treasury and thrown the whole State in the throes of bankruptcy with no means of pay ing her just obligations." Comparing Kansas with high-license Nebraska, the facts according to the Sta tistical Abstract are these: In 1890 Kan sas had a State debt of $1 to every $315 of its assessed property valuation; in 1895, the latest year for which the fig ures are given, with ft decrease of al most 120,000,000 in assessment, her debt was only $1 for every $411 of assessed valuation. In 1890 Nebraska had a State debt of only $1 to every $727 of assessed valuation, while in 1895, under high license, with a smaller decrease In assessment, her debt had increased to $1 for every $198 of assessed valuation. Results on Alfalfa. H. D. Watson, of Kearney, Neb., who is raising annually five or six thousand tons of alfalfa and making money out of alfalfa and hogs, is on the program of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture to be at the board's annual meeting, January 11-13, and tell the secrets of his successes. The results he attains with alfalfa in south central Nebraska afford great encouragement to the pos sibilities of the plant in Kansas, where it is becoming more highly appreciated each year. V I J 4 1 i I i V III I I i "l 1 I "I A HOLIDAY SERMON DY SEN- T ATOR H. W. YOUNG. "It is more blessed to give than to re ceive," says the Great Teacher. I have been thinking a good deal about this test. What does it mean? Is it that we enjoy giving to our friends more than receiving presents from them at this holiday season? Is it merely when out of his abundance a rich man bestows some of his goods In charity, the satis faction is greater than when he receives a check for rent or dividends? Of course the truth applies here; but isn't thero much more than this in the text? Does It apply only to giving what we can spare without hardship? The same Teacher who propounded this principle told the young ruler to "go and sell all thou hast and give to the poor." He wasn't advised to sell one of his farms or a part of his flocks but all he had. There is something deeper in this matter of giving than dispensing in alms or giving to the needy what we can spare without cramping ourselves. The widow was commended who gave two mites, al though It was all the living that she had Christ accumulated no property. He had not where to lay his head, though anything and everything on earth was at his command. Is he a true follower of the Master who is willing to be well fed while a brother man goes hungry, well clothed while a brother is naked or sheltered while a brother is homeless? Is it more blessed to give than to receive, when you give all you have? When you see your brother have need, have you any right to debate whether you can sDare what he needs and you have? To ask these questions seem3 to me very much like asking, "Is the gospel of Christ practical?" "Can it be lived in this world?" I am not going to attempt to answer them. I will only say that if we accept the teachings of Christ on the subject of property literally, no follower of His can justify himself in the pos session of houses and lands and goods while any one for whom Christ died is suffering for the necessities of life. And if this view be correct, it will appear that the Salvation Army comes nearer doing the work Christ commanded than any other organization in existence to day, and that those who dress In pur ple and fine linen and sit in softly cush ioned pews in the most fashionable churches will find it harder to enter the kingdom of heaven than it is for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. I do not say these things because it 13 pleasant or popular to say them; but be cause it seems to me there is not a church in existence to-day calling itself Christian which is practicing the pre cepts of the Man of Sorrows or feeding His lambs as he commanded. Private property in the means of production and distribution and fortunes built on profit are not compatible with the ethics of Him who said, "Inasmuch as ye did it not unto the least of these, my brethren, ye did it not unto me." FLORIDA. A Superior Through Sleeping Car Line Between St. Louis and Jacksonville. Commencing December 17th the Louis ville Air Cine will inaugurate for the season the great through sleeping car route to Florida. Through sleeping cars will leave St. Louis 9:15 p. m. daily, pass ing "Louisville 7 a. m.f Lexington 10:55 a. m.. reaenmg Chattanooga 5:55 p. m Atlanta 10:40 p. m. and Jacksonville 8:40 a. m. (second morning). Stop-overs al lowed. This route Is through large cities and interesting country, and is operated over most superior and well-established lines of railway. The schedules are fast and most convenient. In addition to the above schedule leav ing St. Louis at night, train leaving St. Louis 8:08 a, m. will arrive in Jackson ville the next night at 9:30 p. m., making only one night out from St. Louis to Jacksonville. This line affords passengers for Flor ida trip via Ashevllle, N. C, the greatest American all-year-round resort. Correspondence solicited and Informa tion promptly furnished. R. A. Camp bell, General Passenger Agent, St Louis, Mo. This is also the best line to points in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and North and South Carolina. CHEAP RATES FOR THE HOLIDAYS, The Missouri Pacific will sell tickets on December 24, 25, 26 and 31. 1838. and January 1 and 2, 1899, limited for return January 4, 1899, at rate of one fare for the round trip, between points within 200 miles distance. Minimum rate SO cents. ; you can ; 5 Pnv Off : J V" Your Mortcrape This winter by work ing evenings for THE LADIES' HOME JOURNAL 500 best agents get $11,500 divided among them in addi tion to good pay for work done. The Curtis Publishing Company Philadelphia, Pa. CHEAP RATES FOR THE HOLIDAYS, 1898-99. The Missouri Pacific will sell tickets on December 24. 25, 26 and 31, 1898. and January 1 ana 2. 1899. limited for return January 4. 1899, at rate of one fare for the round trip, between points within 200 miles diatance. Minimum rate 50 cents. MEMPHIS ROUTE HOLIDAY EXCUR SIONS. On December 20 and 21. '98. the Kansns City, Ft. Scott & Memphis R. R. Co. will sell round-triD tickets from Kansas City and all coupon ticket ofllces on its lines to I'UllllO 111 UCUI I' IUI lUtl, AlUUEllIlil, CLI1M the Southeast generally, at rate of one On December 24 , 25. 26, 31, and January i and 2, tickets will be sold at one fare be tween all K. C. F. 8. & M. stations, lim ited to January 4, for return. No round- trip tickets will be sold at reduced rate less than 60 cents. CHRISTMAS '98-BOOKS FOR THE LIT TLE ONES. Each year as the holiday season ap proaches the Chicago Great Western makes a practice of publishing some attractive book which is sent out to its Matrons as a Christmas greeting. This year Its General Passenger Agent, Mr. F. H. Iord, has paid his respects to the very little people, and has published a series of pretty little books entitled "Baby Rhymes," "Baby's Boquet," ana "uaby s opera," the last being a col lection or the old familiar nursery songs such as "I Saw Three Ships," "Old King Cole." "My Lady's Garden," "Ding, Dong, Dell" and others that we all loved so when we were children. The books are beau tifully illustrated by Walter Crane and printed on heavy paper In bright colors. A copy of any one of the books will bo sent to any one sending 10 cents In stamps or silver, or 25 cents for the three, to F. II. Lord, General Passenger Agent of the Chi cago Great Western Railway. 113 Adams St., Chicago, to cover the cost of mailing. Administrator's Sale of Seal Estate. Pursuant to the will of the late David K. Youngs, I offer at private sale all the real estate belonging to his estate, as follows: j. xne "Home riace." w. hf. of nw. qr. sec. 26, and e. hf. of ne. qr. sec. 27, t 12, r. 15, 160 acres. Contains good house, barn and sheds, outhouses, corrals, wells and cisterns, wagon scales, three orchards, and all appurtenances constituting a first-clans rami. About iw acres plow land, 13 acres clover, 6 acres alfalfa, remainder pasture land, timber land and creek, all well and conveniently fenced. Price, 8,000. Terms, one-third cash, one-third In two years and Daiance on long time, interest on de ferred payments 7 per cent per annum. secured by mortgage. z. Also tne e. ni. 01 nw. qr. or saia sec. ztt, ) acres. About 40 acres first-clans plow land and about 40 acres hay land, wall and separately fenced. Price, $3,100 Terms same as above. 3. Also about 101 acres of pasture land In one body, well fenced and well watered. being nw. qr. of ne. qr. frl. and sw. qr. of ne. qr. frl. of said sec. 21, and about 34 acres oft the east side of the nw. qr. frl. of said sec. 27. Price szo per acre. Terms same as above. 4. Also about 101 acres of good Dralrle hay land, being w. hf. of nw. or. frL of said sec. 27. and about 34 acres of the west side of the e. hf. of nw. qr. frl. of sals sec. u. frtce s per acre. Terms same as above. 6. All of the above described land lying contiguous and constituting one large and complete rarm and situated about seven miles southwest of Topeka near the Bur lingame road, will be sold together for (15,000, on the same terms already stated. 6. Also 42 acres in se. qr. of sec. V, t. iz, 15. near Six Mile creek. Mostly flrst- class plow land; well fenced. Small house nd some otner improvements, race nm Terms same as above. For further Information write or can on the undersigned at his office, Bank of To peka building, Topeka Kas. ttiAo. jr. BrupiwiuK, Administrator, with will annexed, of said state. -mm 1,.' Ja. niw J.r '""":. Vlritlaaa4Hill V t if iiW ilSm Alt k Map. RnfHwOM4i.Iwf1ViMMm,SiMta AMlaUW.Uu.,LAUUMlIK;KIB4, M. PmiIm, lb. Ohm. hM IIMm. HU wAHWd Pr.l. OHIO JiV Wt. CM Ohla, y- V C;J3 ISS34lMi:)T0n itkua iih uomii'i, oui tmTal. Out Mid send to OS, MlU rMf klat 14 (kt, Imt Mar, ImujUi ar frt fraai Hilar wa Ih la valrt IIm, aaa oia Una la all 1 if aklrli aula arte waal and will , ud you thli auiaktau by at. V pram CO. II., aubtact loan- auilnatVini axamlna and try , lt a al yr aaartil aiama JaOMtnillf found axaotlr aa riRMDted sad y nw Ua y M MI M kr3 f, pay ymt ttivrrm Mfwi ota tmiaLoryiB ruat, ., and aiprnia rhartfoa. thin aiaiMiubii m aaaa m H! CI ar SUB aalM BiUU. Ll aMhla tailara. valan eKMflK cum, with fancy plaid II n In r, valval eohar, douhla dutachabta eana, extra full iwarp cape and ktrt. roar- antM latMtatyieaaa anon tailor-niai. OB I HKi CLOTH lAirtlS of wrflitu la bri' ntckta Ha for ft SsnalaBMiNa. tlC. AM 'IlFSfl, la.), inn ua. rlUMa.-JJiJ fMiM, writ for lr Banal Bmi Na. Bi t KAR3. R0I8UCX A CO. (! iuaata, Baaaaek C. art taaraaf aly High Arm fCI0bS2C SAVED ln buyltifrdlraot from factory. 'Jar free trial, No ammta lanra ' 1 profit to pay.Nomonny inadranra al tU (mwm4 BualM w BM.! So hrttrr Machin at any prb. V 4rll.U Brl Nr H.K) OUr Swain VO.OU, III.M ad I4H all attachments free, orar 100.0UA In um, CtloKiind tactlmonlalnfreo Writ today fomiHK'tal frl?htn(Tr. f!J8M ailVaTBft' IlilirtM. I6S.14U Wat VaaBarca St., Ki-84 tklcaao. if. I . .. 'I X I m , Moncl U01 fox our laOO ASKING vA$2 It mhrucoN all klmlH of Mntal and Kelt Hooflna, ltiilldliiK I'mitir, Tar and IMicli, (ialvanlted (J utter anil PIio, CorruKttted Iron, etc. AddruNH THE KANSAS CJTY ROOFING AND CORRUGATING CO., 41(1 Delaware St., K an una City, Mo. Mention Advocate and New when writing Texas! Texas! The Missouri. Kansas & Texas Railway Co. will Bell low rate round trip tickets on November lath, December eth and SOtn, with final limit of return to twenty-one days from date of sale. An excellent op portunity for homeseekers, tourists and In ventors to view for themselves the great resources of the State. For further Infor mation address, Geo. A. McNutt, D. P. A., 1018 Union ave., Kansas City, Mo. HOOKS 11V HENRY 1). LLOYD. Wealth Against Commonwealth. This book In already a olanHln. It la a oompleta his tory of the mothodit of the Kruatest truNtln thlsoouo try, tullliiK how It has endouvored to wrook lives and Institutions, spai-lntf not women or children and ac me kin k churvliei or cities regardless of any moral law. If you want to understand an Important phase of onr national duvolopiuent you must read Wealth Against Commonwealth. The regular edition Is sold at 2 IN), but we can supply a popular, well-bound fldl tlon for f 1, potttrpald. Labor Co-Partnershlp. This Is Mr. Lloyd's latost book. It deals with tb co-operative movement In (J real Britain, and tells In his moKi tntoreatinK style or the new ana succassru methods In co-operation which are arising In that country. Cloth, post-paid, II. AddreHs TDK Advocate and Ntws, Topeka, Kas. Go South This Winter. For the present winter season the Louis ville & Nashville Railroad Company has Improved its already nearly perfect through service of Pullman vestlbuled sleeping cars and elegant day coaches from Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis and Chi cago, to Mobile, New Orleans and the Gulf coast, Thomasvllle, Ga., Pensacola, Jack sonville, Tampa, Palm Beach and other points In Florida. Perfect connection will be made with steamer lines for Cuba, Porto Rico, Nassau and West Indian ports. Tour ist and home-seekers' excursion tickets on sale at low rates. Write C. P. Atmore, General Passenger Agent, Louisville, Ky., for particulars. GREAT ROCK ISLAND fitiTirrT,M,mln ROUTE jnaaEHESstBEa LOW HAT KM ON OLK PKRSOXALLY CON DUCTED TOI KIST KXCUKHION8. Leave Kansas City every Friday via Col orado Springs and Scenic Route. Southern Route leaves Kansas City every Wednesday via Ft. Worth and El Paso to Los Angeles. These Excursion Cars are attached to fast passenger trains, and their popularity Is evi dence that we offer the best Write for handsome Itinerary which gives full Information and new map, sent free. For complete Information, rates and berth reservations, see your local ticket agent or address K. E. MacLEOD. A. G. V. A.. Topeka.. Kas. JOHN 8E1IA8TIOX, O. P. A Chlcar ;