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THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS.
MARCH t, PUBLIC OPINION Wilson County Sun: The greatest man Is he who shares his Joys with others and keeps his woea to himself. -Manhattan Republic: Speaker Reed has drawn his sword on the McKlnley ad ministration and has thrown away the scabbard. flmith County Pioneer: Although Agulnaldo is a great lover of music he Is said to drow his line when It cornea to an American quickstep. . , Concordia Empire: Trade not only follows the flag; It follows the "ad." as the enterprising and successful merch ants long ago found out Arkansas City Traders' Exchange: Men who are not in favor of the enforce ment of law are dangerous men to manage the affairs of a city. Kansas City (Kans.) Gazette: Hoe cake, corn cake, corn dodgers and Johnny cake for the asking will be part cf the exhibit of Kansas corn at Paris. Florence Bulletin: When Ed Little returns to this country he will carry his chin Just as though he had been going up against bullets instead of arrows as though his enemies wore clothes instead of just plain atmosphere. Garden City Sentinel: It is gratifying to be complimented on your accomplish ment of some difficult feat and then have the Idiot add that he cannot understand how you succeed so well. Colby Free Press: The labor and trade unions of Denver will erect a monument to the memory of Myron Reed. Who would ask for a greater and more fitting memorial than that would be? Clay Center Times: Every first-class State In the Union, barring Indiana and Kansas has a law on Its statute books prohibiting the coloring of oleomargar ine to resemble butter. Kansas cow men killed It here. Trader's Exchange: Thousands of, range horses and cattle are said to have starved ito death during the past three weeks In the eastern part of Oregon. The stock men claim that they will lose one third of their herds. Kengston Mirror: The freezing weather In the South has proved a bles sing In one respect so authorities say. It will destroy ithe yellow fever germs that still existed after the hard work done by the authorities last summer. Cherokee County Republican: Did you ever notice that when a man haa no argu ment to advance against an adversary, he always resorts to abuse thereby show ing his weakness. This would be a good thing to remember during election con tests. Holsington Dispatch: The bill Intro duced In the legislature providing for the condemnation of the lands of Cheyenne bottom for water storage purposes has passed both houses and will become a law. The projectors of this Mg lake will now proceed with their work. With ample capital behind them the lake will be a real thing before many years. Ford County Leader: The United States has decided to become independ ent of foreign markets in the making of all sorts of armament. Now If It will adopt the same plan with reference to our financial system the people would endorse It. Grant County Republican: The cut tings of many of the plants to be used In the flower garden should be rooted dur ing the months of February and March. Geraniums made during these months should be covered with blooms during the summer months If they are given proper care. Garden City Imprint: The greatest danger which menaces the cattle Inter est Is from possible etorms of early spring. The hard winter has reduced much of the stock In flesh and vitality, and If they are caught In a cold storm of spring the losses will be heavy. Look out for thi3. National Labor Tribune: The union label agitation gathers increased mo mentum a3 it rolls across the country. Our exchanges abound with happenings Incident to the crusade too great in num ber to be quoted. Every true union man should be also a union label man In order to be effective and consistent. Brown County World: We believe the soy bean Is worthy of a trial In all parts of this State, and that the trial should not be made on less than an acre; five acres would be better. Hundreds of peo ple have tried planting a quart of seed, with the result that grasshoppers and rabbits harvested these small patches.. Des Moines (Iowa) Register: The Kansas legislature has passed a hill providing for the establishment of a binding twine fac tory in the State penitentiary. Minne sota has had great success with such a factory, South Dakota is going to try the idea. Kansas will soon, have her fac tory, and Iowa might well Investigate the, matter. Holly (Col.) Chieftain: If any saloon keeper would dare to give a horse liquor and make the animal reel and unfit for labor, such a saloon keeper would suffer at the hands of every person to whom such conduct became known; but what does the public do when he perpetrates such mischief to a man, also known as an American citizen. Osage City Public Opinion: By all odds the greatest evil the people of this coun try will have to fight is the trusts and powers that make It possible for the pro motion of them. When our Uncle Sam uel gets through worrying over the em balmed beef outrage, the Philippine situ ation and other matters at present at tracting much of his attention, he may THE PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. Tho eonimisaton appointed by President McKlnley to investigate the political con dition of the Philippine consists of Jacob Q. Sohnrmsn, of Cornell; Hon. Chariot Denby, ex-Minister to Chins; Professor Dean Worosstsr, of Ana Arbor uni varsity; Rear Admiral Dewey and Major Goners! Otis. open his eyes in horror at the existence of the terrible monster that has fastened Its fangs upon the interests and wellfare of the American mass of humanity. Un derstand, we say he may. Le Roy Reporter: There are a good many walnut logs at the depot waiting for shipment A great deal of money has been distributed here for these log3. Good walnut timber is getting very scarce. Greenleaf Sentinel: There la a time honored rule in Kansas that a hard win ter is succeeded by a good crop. If that rule does not fall this year, how the bins and granaries of our farmers will bulge next fall. Nebraska Independent: The englneeers appointed to survey the International South American railroad, and they are of the hlgheat grade In their profession, re port that the cost of building the road would be $32,000 per mile. But according to the railroad magnates of Nebraska it cost over $90,000 a mile to build the B. & M. and over $100,000 a mile to build the Union Pacific. Hugoton Hermes: Wednesday's storm was something fearful In Colorado, and today's clouds here mean the mountain high drifts are still deepening. Not In years have the snows been so heavy, and their melting will make rivers In deed of the Arkansas and Cimarron. This will Insure greater rainfall In western Kansas during the summer months than we have had In years, which means big crops. Sabetha Republican-Herald: If the State starts a binding twine factory at the penitentiary to relieve the farmers, we move that It also start an envelope factory to relieve the printers. The en velope trust has put envelopes away up, but the printer can't Increase his price, for the government furnishes them for nothing. We don't know of anybody but the printed whois subjected to the ruinous comepetltion of a concern as big as the United States government Iowa Homestead: Some one has said that fences cost farmers more than gov ernment, schools and religion. Poor fences frequently cause a row in the neighborhood. A patent fence cost a farmer a lawsuit. A barb wire fence caused a rent In his pants. The important ques tion is: What kind of fence to build this spring who knows? The next Import ant one is to repair the old fences so that your stock will stay where lit be longs and thus promote peace and pros perity in the neighborhood. Fort Scott Monitor: The patriotic spirit of the people of the West was strikingly manifest at the opening of the convention hall In Kansas City. Every reference to the flag received a response of hearty cheers, and when during the rendition of our national anthem, a splendid silk flag bordered with red, whit and blue electric lights, was un furled from the top of the dome above the stage, the audience of 16,000 people rose to their feet and gave a cheer that made every one glad he was an American. Richfield Monitor: Every newspaper man, says an exchange, has at some tlmo in his business experience met the man who now takes more papers ithan he c?in read. The same fellow haa paid twenty five cents for an almanac, wiped his nose on an awning, tried to blow out the elec tric light, put a nickel in the postomce expecting the postmaster to appear, wanted to lick the cashier of a bank because he closed at 4 o'clock, and watched the sign clock on a Jewelry store waiting for It to strike. Ottawa Index: Don't expect everybody to be your friend in this world. There are people who would sooner see you make a flat failure in life than succeed. There are people whom you have put yourself to trouble and expense to serve who would sooner speak evil of you than good. Merit is not always appreciated even by one's kith and kin. Remember that in this world, if you have burdens laid upon your shoulders, to bear them patiently and In silence. 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