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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAX, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1897.
he Kansas P J? twnal. Eifalilixlit'il J'v'I THE JOIKNAL COMPAM', FuulUher. Rialto Building. Ninth aud Grand Avenue Subscription Ilatcx: By carrier. Dally rrd bum ij. 10 cents per week; 43 cents per n.onih. l.y mail. Dsllj- and Sunday, one month, 0 ccrla. three months, 1. six montlis, 2, ono .ur, $1 ' S! T ? fcmglo copies, 2 cents,- Daily; 5 cents Son day. " - The "vVrcIl -.Toornnl'iind AKrlenltnrlut Published Thursdaj s.' 50 cents per J car. Irli-plioiu-s: Business Office. 250: Edi to.ial Rooms. SIS, Kansas Citv. Kas..vV. 23. 1'orclEii Ailverllsinj-: The J. E. Van Dorcn Special Agencj-. with olhces 1320 Ma ronic Temple Chicago, and 31-22 Tribune Building. New York, sole agent for foreign adv ei .ising. Entered at the Postofllce at Kansas City, Missouri, as second class mail matter. Weather Forecast fur "VI -i!iii"iihi. Washington. Oil I") For Oklahoma anu Indian Ttrriiorj: Fair, lisht north winds. Tor Missouri. K.iir. light ariable wind-. For Kansas. Fair and warmer; south winds. I'llOIMCTION AM) MVNirACTlKINO. The latt docado has witnessed, many changes In the location of new industrial enterprises, the tendency being toward a closer concentration of the forces of pro duction ard, those of manufacturing. Dur ing this period Fennsjlvania has advanced hut little in the volume of her iron and bteel products, hut Alabama his largely increased her output In tluse linds. New England, w hich for a time almost monopol ized the trade in many lines of goods, is notmore productive now than she was ten j ears ago, but the vast Increase in our na tional output is due to the location and operation of mills and factories In other states. Tor a long time the mills of the .North- absorbed almost the , entire'ejotton cropof"tlte South, -barring that exported In the bahv ,Nqwtthc Sjuthis consuming morpthan half as much -cotton' a, tho Iforth. Tlie"sleSdy growth of the" Southern -cotton manufacturing industry is-sct forth in the following table, covering the past eleven jears and showing the number of bales consumed: 21. Southern Northern Mills. 401.432 45C.0 479.11. -Mills. .1,710 OS0 i.soi.ys .7R".079 2.027,".G2 2.1r1.7M 10S7.2SG J.C0U73 2P3,fiS9 .1,000.271 l.sOl.GSO Tear ended Aug. 1RS7 lfcSS .1&3) r'::,:i. ;...!..:. 1KJ0 Wi.su 1S31 .. SWXl 12 (KJ.00 lfjn .. - ?2-? . lfil lS.Sla 1TO M2.S, ISM ., - JJM.- 18U7 1.042.G7L There is a pertinent local application of , the Icsslon here , suggested. Our packing " houses, havo-learned to utilize every part of ' the slibciif tl'e stecr and the hep, but they , are sepdlng their hides away to bo tanned and manufactured into lraots and shoes, ' harness and other leather products. Kan sas City Is a great "and growing grain cen ter; T)'Ut hcr-mllling-'lntefests, although rapidly Increasing in capacity and facili ties, aro not nearly commensurate with, her relation to the grain producing- aroa of the country. Iansas City should, and will in time, become one of the greatest milling, tanning and boand shoo, centers In tho world. Thtf rn-ocesscs? of competM&n de mand that there shall be a. saving-of the enormous freights that Jesuit from the un necessary handling ofrrawi materia? and manufactured articles. , t hasn't the power. And the end of the whole thing, brother, I", it doesn't much mitter what jour condition in life is; all things are equalized. "When the prophet said, 'God is good, and Hi-, mercy enilurcth f'rom everlasting to everlasting,' he un derstood himself." TI- CANS AM) MCJM, INVOLUTION'. The science of dietetics is m iking com mcndahle progress under our cjes and to is the science of psjchologj, hut the age waits for a man of sjnthetic mind who sh ill combine the two. We need to know the rxact relation between plain living .u d high thinking: wo need to understand how murl. of Schopenhauer's pessimism had lis origin in the necessities of human thought, and how much came out of tho esoteric rites of German cooking. It is well to med itate on the remarkable fact that there is In Scotland a demonstrable connection be tween oatmeal and Calvinism, and then tc- remember that oatmeal and evolution became fashionable in America together, and that evolution, with its determinism, Is merely Calvinism done over into phys ical science. . When this science shall be finally wrought out, and then applied to the in terpretation of American history, it will he seen that much in the peculiar gct.ius of-Western civilizition which has been at tributed to the influence of the new the ology and tiie higher education is really owing to the tin can.. As a man cats, so Is he. 'The 4D'er lived on-side meat,- bread ,and heans. Ho was tremendous physically, 1mt helacked phos phates In his.brain and the fruit acids in his stomach. The -sketches of Bret Harte reveal asoclcAy, possesslng.many rude ir tues but' lacking' In intellectual power and tru"e"s6clalconscIousness. " Xho thoughtful, mind, 'recognizing that the'scciety or'n-v' 'regions -"differs little to day from that of the older districts, may trace with great profit the manner In which the tin can, adding one article at a time, has In the tread of the jears made It possible to spread the table of civiliza tion in the wilderness. It Is Interesting to note how ennijed" fruit tbrought Intellectual quickening to the pioneer, how canned-corn' and peas Introduced -the domestic virtues how canned meats taught the exercise of faith and canned brown bread prepared the way for transcendentalism. Last of all comes canned soup; In the evolution of the dinner table the first is last. This sets ihe capstone on the structure of far Western culture. The tin can is at present valued only by the burro and the comic Journalist; It waits Its duo at the hands of the dietetic psjchology of the future. AS TO IICM'ECKED HUSBANDS. The editors of a number of current liter ary publications have seized upon a recent article by the editor of the Philistine with an avidity that would seem to' Indicate con siderable personal Interest In tho subject under discussion which subject is "Lit erary Men Who Are Henpecked by Their Wives." The conclusion of tho Philistine editor is that compensation is offered to literary men who are possessed of shrewish helpmates in the experiences which they may turn to account In their literary la bors. He show, too, that somo of the brightest men of letters the woria has ever known have needed the s,oal or stimulus of scoldinz wives to keep them up to the standards of which they w.ere capable. "Walking through the gallery of statuary at Luxembourg." sajs he, ."I saw the white carved nude figuro of a man a man in all the splendid strength of outh. Standing behind him on a, higher part of the pedestal was the form of a woman and this woman was leaning fiver, her f ace" turned toward him, her lips about to be pressed upon his. I moved closer and to one side, and saw that on the face of the jouth was an ex pression of deathly agouy; and then I noted that every muscle of that splendid body was tense with awful pain. And in that one glance I saw that tno woman's body was the body of a tigress that onljv-her face was beautiful and that the arms end ed in claws that were digging deep imp the vitals of tho man as she drew his face to hers." It was this piece of staluary that gave Burnc-Jones the suggestion for his paint ing, "Tho Vampire." and the rhitjitine collor sajs that one mlRht suppose "from that awful sermon in stone tint woman was the. cause of man's undoing." Bjt fcr -the-benefit of henpecked and misunderstood husbands ho callh attention to the fact that men who h.iv e acliic-v ed most in literature, art. music and philorophy are men who knew from sad cxpcrlrncoVIlhe harpnecs of woman's claw si Socrates, Dante, Shakespeare. Kousscam Milton,. Wagner, Paganlni and so many more that were I to name them all the worjch'would not l-o large enough to contain the books in which they are printed." And then, with the laudable, purpose of giving woman her dues, the Philistine edit or says: ' Of course I'll admit that the men who have been tin veil bv women have usually "been greatly helped by woman.nnd this sometimes ai counts for the Having. But the point I make Is that all experience Is good the law of compcnsitlon never rests and the- stagnation of a dead-level happy morricilTlfe' may not he any more to a stiong man's advantage than a long i outre of stupid misunderstanding. Milton hew ailed the fact tfi.tc, could get free dom from marital vYoes.on.no less ignoble Grounds than violating his ni.frrlage vows. Milton did not get bis .freedom. His wife :-at on him. silent. and Insensate, and so md her whole family of scyen . persons. And, his sharp cry made him ihefbutt of Jibes and Jeers Innumerable. Milton was an obscure school teacher and clerk; but if any of those gtcat men who sought to -humiliate and defeat him are mentioned iiowadnjs in history it is only to say 'they lived in the age of Milton.' 'His life rulnfd by a woman' Pish! jou flatter her; she NVnSTI'OUT THE ISSUE. Since the Commercial Club has taken ac tion on the subject of Kansas Cirj's exten sion, it would have been gratifjing to learn 'the sense of that body as to the most ad visable, plan of procedure as well as the n.cst desirable limits of acquisition. The question at this time should not be, how far to the east and to the south sh ill 'we extend our limits, but, what shall wo do with Wcstport? Kansas City has extended an invitation to tho flourishing suburb and the invita tion has been heartily accepted. The con ditions of acceptance have never been dis puted, but disputes have arisen as to what other territory should or should not be tak en In at tho same time. It certainly seems to be the manifest duty of those who aro entrusted with the man agement of this undertaking to make sure of Wcstport and leave the disputed terri tory for future consideration, as it is easily possible to undertake so much that nothing can bo accomplished. Many a worthy and much desired bill has been killed by an unpopular or an un lawful rider. One annexation scheme has already been defeated by overreaching. There are enough urgent considerations bearing upon the Immediate annexation of Wcstport to suggest that nothing that is doubtful, especially if it be unnecessary, should be allowed to jeopardize the chances of such annexation. No one argues particularly against ex tending the limits to tho Blue and to Brush creek as an ultimate proposition, and there 1. doubtless a respectably large sentiment that this extension ought to be made at no distant day; but should it be allowed to Interfere with tho main issue which is cer tain of success If unincumbered? That Is the question to bo determined and It Is one which the people of Kansas City, if they were consulted in tho matter, would In all probability answer in tho negative. Slowly and surely is a good rule of action, in annexation as well as in many other things. which is satisfactory evidence that neither faction has as jet made a cash offer for county fair oratory. A Tammmy candidate died while mak ing a speech. As he was praising Tam many at'the time, his fate was not unlike that of Ananias, of old. 1 lie Teller faction In Colorado will un doubtedly give Senator Wolcott the hoarse hoot when he returns from his wild goose chase. The Monroe doctrine may be an insolent bluff, as Bismarck calls it, but It will not be healthy for the eountiy that calls the bluff. M)TES AM) .NOTIONS. Tiie Milwaukee diocesan council has in itiated a moviment to establish tho official name of the Protestant l.plscopal church as "The Church." The Milwaukee council will fail to lind'gener.al support In such a movement, which puts direct affront upon all other churches. There are some fool ishly exclusive membeis or the Episcopal! in church whohive alwavs cultivated the af fectation of refeiring to their orginlztlion as ' The Church," but the body ot the membcn arc too sensible. If any church h-is a cl lini to such an exclusive titli! it is tho Catholic. But none has a right to it. The Milwaukee diocesan council might just about as well propo-e to appropriate the name of "Cbiistianlty." Or how would ft seem if Johns Hopkins should assume the corporate name of "The University," or if the Tiavelers should advertise itself as "Tiie Insuiance Companj"? We all know how it would sound. ...Major Carter Harrison either has an ele gant independent non-partisan, nerve, or can net the part well, and that is about ns good if ho keeps up the p ice. His latest ut terance"! refusing to allow 'a "fashion ihle c'lub to .dispense drinks ta the Coliseum, which is, in a no license, district, ins a good ring. He savs: "It makes no differ ence whether the people who are in the club bear hvphenated or three-ply names, or whether they have none at all." A Demo cratic official who will not let whisky have the whole road, and especially when the whisky is to be manipulated by a lot of the b'hovs, is a phenomenon worth keeping jour cj-es on. Mr. Harrison Is not jet too oljlto hccomo-Ji genuine reformer in mu nicipal affairs, though his political backing scarcely promises much In that line. Can 'Mr. narrlsohjhe bigger tlian his partj? u If .the Manhattan Industrialist is to be used according toprogrammeto expound the principles of distribution and exchange, as is done in a recent number containing as a "leader" President Will's article on Tuhlic Ownership and Socialism," well and good; if the people of Kansas like that sort of thing it is prohablj about the sort of thing they want. But it is not necessary for the management to follow up the men who vert; discharged because tliej- could not agree with the Populist views of dis tribution, and throw wholly undeserved re flections upon their professional work and their official honcstj-. This is done in the same number of the paper. Why not be outspoken about it, and say frankly that thej' wanted more Populists on the facul tj ? But to use a paper published at the pTTipnco nf tho stnto for the nurnose of slandering men and scholars of high stand- I ing well, it is of a piece with Todd s and Osborne's publications under the Lcwel lhig administration. that publicly, at 'least, no Catholic clergj--min daro announce such views. JVt a re cent Catholic scientific congress at Frei burg, in Germany, Dr. Zahm also discussed fianklj- and favorablj- the complex charac ter of tho Pentateuch, its non-Mosaic or igin, and manj- other points fimillarly known as belonging to the higher criti cism. In answer to a question on the sub ject. Dr. S.ahm admitted that his views were not jet popular in ihe Catholic church, butexpressed unhesitating 'confi dence that the church would In due time adopt them. "13 puor si niuove." It would be strange if the conservative mother church should cit around to the accept ance of the truths ot science before some of her modern oft-pring. trebled; the sunflowers grew higher; the checks of the girls took on a rosier tinge and more of the farmer bojs.rlde In vur rished carriages like plutocrats. roullney Bigelow continues to show up the hollow ncss of Emperor William's 1 mil in a way that must greatly strain the friendship between these tw6 old ihums. This time it is tho triiks of Germ in tradesmen to discredit American goods on the German m lrket-. or to steal or plag i irizo Amcricn devices and inventions. Among these triiks is the familiar one ot usln American pack iges for the p icking of German goods. The fnshtfully unsan itary conditions of German stables, and farm houses, as well, leads Mi. Bigelow to conclude th it there is a good deal of Ph ir-iseci-m in Germans 's concern regarding the importation of tainted or infected American products. He fails to find in somi of the fairest p irts of Girminy "a cow fit to be milked or an average pig fit to ho killed." Incidentally Pouilney gives Wilhelm a thrust for being something of a demagogue in his public speeches, as when ho HUtercd the Hungarians, who have done what they could to overthrow Wilhelm's stjle of government In Europe. KN!.Vh TOPICS. Topics Is in receipt ot a pitiful letter from Mrs. T. J. Nolan, ot Havs Citj who is de sirous of learning of the whereabouts of her husband, who escaped from the Insane asj--lum at Topcka on October 8, and has not since been heard from. Mr. Nolan was a well known school principal in Western Kansas for a number of j ears and later be came a lawjer. He was taken to the asy lum on August 1. So far as Mrs. Nolan is alilo to learn, the asylum authorities have made no effort to find her husband. V It was related in a telegram from St. Louis the other day tint Mr. L. I). Itohin- son. of Stoddard countj-, a wealthy mer chant who had formerly been postmaster, had been arrested by the United States authorities for establishing a postofllce at a place not designated by the postmaster general. Kansas has a. case that exactly parallels thb Missouri case, and It is thus described by the Wellington Mail: The Biverdale postofllce used to be held by E. E Cornwell and located In his store in what is known as West Itiverdaie. Dur ing Cleveland's administration it was moved to what is known as East RIvcrdilo and William Morris appointed postmaster. Many of the patrons of the office were opposed to the change-. So they gave, Mr. Cornwell written orders for their mail, and he has been going regularly to the postofllce every morning with a sack, getting tho mail, taking it fiver tohisfctoro and there dls trlbliting It a c Ad. He refused to sell his JotofiTcj. fTxtuyf fctjcausfc he desired them for this pursi In the course of aVbhituarj- notice of the late J. v . eppentan mo -Minneapolis wies- Anr.A wnT tier . MmnxL filila inlnnlilino iVStlUfelL iVi,ln: President Jesse has written a letter to President Snow explaining that ho did not charge the Kansas men with brutal plaj ing, but frankly admitted that he assailed professionalism In Kansas as well as in Missouri. President Jesse's position in tho n.alter will commend itself to all seiious citizens of Missouri, and we trust of Kan sas as well. He regards It as professional ism in spirit to go about hunting men for the sake of their brawn, and urging or in viting them on that account to go to a school. Ho would stop It if ho could, and ho discourages it. President Jes-e recog nizes that professional sports in and qut of the universitj- pay athletes for going to tho university merely to play football; ho calls theso men professionals, and does what lie can to find them out and discourago them. A man who has entered Missouri for the purpose of going on the eleven, and proven it by leaving shortly after Th inksglv ing. is not welcomed at Missouri when ho tries It again. When President Jesse knows that a man's solo object In going to Missouri is to plaj- football, he refuses to admit him. And in all this the taxpajers of Missouri will approve his course. rpm-irknhlA cnlneldtnee. "-'- .h...-', Mr. Copemas's birth, marriage and death occurred at exactlj- the same hour In the daj-, half past 6 p. m. There was a differ ence in the day of tho month, though all three of the events occurred in the same month. He was born on tho 21st, was mar ried on the 22nd and died on the 23rd. GEOHCI3 M. l'UIXM N Mr. Pullman mav- not hav e been a great philanthropist, but he was a great public benefactor. Through his skill and enter prise the hardships ot railway travel have been largely ameliorated, millions of peo ple enjoying the restful comforts of their own bedchambers while speeding over plains and mountains with terrific elocltj-. It is truo Mr. Pullman grew immensely rich from the proceeds of his Invention, but tho world would much rather have .paid tho price than done without it. it is said by those who know him intiimtely tliat ho performed manj' worths- and phil anthropic deeds, of which the world heard nothing. It is certain that his name will no down in historj- as one of tho world's great inventors or, rather, as the origina tor of one of the world's most useful in- v entions. A Denver paper s-,Jh the granting ot an injunction against McNall by Judgi Will iams was unjustifiable anil revolutionary. which adds one more to the manj- ridicu lous things tho Denver papers have been sajlng In the last eighteen months. Mr. Pullman, who has done so much to enable the traveling public to sleep com fortably, has fallen so soundly asleep himself- that tho whistling of all .the engines and the c.Uls.of.aU the porters In the world would not suffice tp aie', him. The reason Miss Cisneros has not accept ed tho orfefiof that Kansas farmer to adopt her Is iiow apparent. She docs not speak or readfEnglish. ,Tho,Kansas farmer should address her again, In his choicest Spanish. r ' The BcV; Mr. Shdrln, of Chlcigo.jlcclarcs thaUthe-church is a failure, the W. C. T. U. a political machine, and the Y. M. C. A. a fraud. Mr. Shcrin Is what might bo calied a religious Populist. Dr. B. W. Slppj recentlv gave a very plain talk in Chicago on tho subject of Christian Science and kindred matters. Ho had been over the field with a serious de sire to do justice to the sincero advocates of the sjstcm. and was talking before an audience containing many adherents of the faith. Speaking of tho woman in chargo at one of the dispensaries, he said: "Her total Ignorance of the pathology and nature of disease, her mind filled with 'there is no matter, there is no diseases' enabled her to stand up and innocently perpetrate a glaring fraud, a crime against humanity that should bo legally prevent ed." This is severe, hut it Is alxjut truo. But when it comes to legal prevention there a:o so many other crimes against hu-nnuitj- perpetrated, somo of them by pro fessors of regular schools of medicine, that we would like at least to make tho motion include them all. Would it bo feasible to require of all w-ould-bo practitioners a thorough knowledge ot anatomj- and phj siologv? If with these it is still possi ble to hold tho Christian Science theory, perhaps we had better let it go its way. The faculty of the University of Kans.is has refused to permit the students of that institution to take- part In a debate with the students ot the Unlversitj- of Missouri in Kansas City the evening of Th mksgiv ing daj-. Wo do not know tlni reasons that prompted this ruling. It strikes us that the men of both schools will be too much exhausted after the football game to prop erly appreciate a debate, and that some other time would be better. But If tho rea son was. as reported, a fear to trust the students ot the two institutions to meet Jn Kansas City on that or any other evening, it seems to us that the reason pertains more proncily to some of tho small mili tary schools than to a state university. If students of the two great schools can be trusted to come hero and engige in a rough phjsical contest, closely lescmbling a battle, and spend the evening celebrat ing, we fall to understand the point of view that would discountenance an intellectual contest. At tho time of tho Emporia wreck It was related that Mr. W. J. Bryan poured a drink down Ihe throat of one of the in jured passengers, and In other waj-s aided him in ins distress. This was, of course. creditablo to Mr., Brjan. but it has since been established that tho fellow was sham ming. Tho Emrioria Gazette tells the fol lowing storj- df'lho affair, and it may bo, added that the "hospital phjsicians of the Santa re substantiate the Gazette's ac count: "He sot out of tho car, climbed down tho debris and walked a dozen steps, when it occurred to hint what a pie it would be to sue tho railroad for damages. So he suddenij- flopped on the ground and began howling. Thej ran to him and neglected others who were crushed and burning. Still he screamed, and wonien came up and prajed with him. Still ho howled. He got delirious; hugged the women, kissed them, called them pet names and had a lovely time. Men who were really hurt kept still; they could onlj- groan. This' fellow fur nished tho 'screams of the djing that the newspapers told about. No one else made anj- disturbance. They lifted this fellow up, put him on a cot, took him to Topcka, and when the doctors found him he was not even bruised. They turned the electri city on him, and he jumped up and put on his trousers in a holy minute. He got little damages." "Little Eveljne How land," sajs the Ioia Begister, "heard all about tho Garden of Eden In her Sundaj- school class the other Sunday and it interested her greatlj-. So when her teacher asked her the next Sun day If she remembered about the garden she proceeded to tell, with great eagerness, tho following storj': "God put Adam and Eve in a garden and told them that they mustn't eat anj- ot the apples off of this tree. And ono daj- when Adam was away Evo pulled the apples and made applo sauce out of them, and when Adam came back thej- had the apple sauce for supper. And God was mad at them and made them go out and pull weeds till they sweat!' " There is one verj- admirable thing about Lieutenant Thom is Benton Murdock he never Knows when ho is icked, and there fore never ceases fighting. A short tflfie ago lie prlnitil an editorial in which he declared that grease was the mainspring of the world and that no man ever amount ed to an thing who did not cat grease. Ever since ho li is been In open combat with people whom ho designates as "vege tarians" and "frultitarlans " Tho other d.ij ono ot the "frultltaiians" wrote a piece for the lieuteu mt's paper in which l.e quoted scripture by the j.tnl to prove th.it humans ought to live on apples and greens, and drink nothing but w.atci, and tc this the lieutenant replies as follows: Tho book of Daniel Informs us that the fellows who lived on "pulse" and creek vv.itcr "appeared fairer and falter in llesh" than the ones who ate the king's meat. But that proves nothing. The fairest ard fattest babies are those whoso mothers eat meat and grease three times a daj- and lots of it. Better give the "pulse and water" to the hogs and eat the hogs. 'ihe book of Daniel also tells us that when God Almighty w anted to punish King NcbuchailneiCar he turned him out to cat grass with the oxen. King Neb was a dreamer of dreams, and didn't amount to much an.vway. When the three children of Israel were cast Into the ficrj- furnace they were so soft and waterj- from living on .1 vegetable diet that they wouldn't burn and Daniel may have been so tasteless that tho lions wouldn't cat him. As our stalwart friend, Mr. "Scntlcrcr." refers us to Daniel, wo will refer him to Leviticus, where the Lord speaks of cattle of the herd, the sheep, the lambs and he goats, oxen, bullocks, joung turtle doves. pigeons, joung calves, and "whatsoever lnth fins and scales In the waters and the rivers and the seas." That is what jou should eat. And when a meat offering ot the first fruits was in order the corn and tho Hour were to have oil poured upon them. The fat "that was upon the Innards belonged to the sacrifice, while the fat upon the kidncj-s was to be burned upon the altar by the priests as a sweet savor. "All the fat is the Lord's." Then there are the five cakes of unleavened bread, mingled with oil, or wafers annointed with oil. It Is oil and grease and meat and fat all the way through. We nowhere read of apples, pump kins, turnips or ether stock feed being of fered as a sacrifice. Fruits and vegetables are all right in their way, as, a sort of roughness, to go along w 1th the grease, but that is all. If jou want "phosphorus" for the brain jou will find it in beef or pork, butter or cream; and If jou are constipated. Instead of filling, jour stomach with the water and coarse fiber in an apple, take pills. Turn the hogs into tho orchard and let them eat tho apples. Thej- have lots of time to turn what little albuminoids there is in them into grease. If jou depend on the doctors they will keep jou sick all the time. A doctor will give jou quinine, jalap and other vegetable medicines, when jou are just a little siqk, but when jou begin to get dangerously ill thej- will pour calomel, blue mass, mercury and" other minerals Into jou. If our esteemed friend will take a runtj calf, turn it into n haystack and feed it on turnips, pumpkins, apples, potatoes and cabbages all winter, It will be on tho lift In the spring. If he will give It a quart of cornmeai, night and morning, along with tho haj-, it will get rolling fat. Why? Be cause there is oil in the corn. Grease is what goes, and it is useless for our friend to talk about filling up on ap ples. It puts our teeth on edge to think of eating a cold, clammj-, raw apple. Think of an apple pic without grease in tho crust and butter in the fillln'. Give us grease. In fact, the trail southward and return Is well beaten. A. P. Ciajton. the new president of the St. 'Joseph Commercial Club, is secretary oMhe Shcrliian-Clajton Paper Companj-, of that city. Mr. Ciajton represented Its in terests on the ro.ul a number of jears lie fore ho became a member of the i ompany. and Is not only well fitted for the public duties devolving upon him but is thorough- Ij- acquainted with the business people in the territory tributary to St. Joseph's im portant trade interests. MISSOURI POINTS. An enterprising. Lamar milling firm is shippins'a portion of its flour product to a Charleston exporter who has worked up a good trade for it abroad. Tho Interesting and reassuring report Is being passed around among Northwest Mis souri towns that, after all, potatoes are not going to be nearlj- as scarce as prospects Irdlcated a short time ago. Nelson Church, of Bethany, who has long been prominent In political and newspaper circles in Harrison county, is making a temporary staj- in Chicago, where he i3 ui.dergolng medical treatment. The fakirs who come In from outside the state and work the confiding farmers and dwellers in the smaller towns with bogus cheap grocerj- bargains arc on one of their periodical tours In Northwest Missouri. Much of the time of the Springfield police court is taken up in the adjudication of the dilhculties that have ari-cn among the scrappy dwellers in tho hallowed precincts of and adjacent to "Good Children's Lane." T.hls reminds us of a littlo ILajs City girl who tried to tell her mother of the sub ject ot the Sundaj- school lesson, and ac complished it after this fashion: "Let little children come to supper and put bibs on them not, for of such there is nothing in tho kingdom of heaven." Tho Kansas department of agriculturo will not Issue its'flnal and official crop re port for 'the year until December, though statisllcs have bee,n gathered which would enableTthe sccretarj- .to Issue somo pretty acoura'to. estimates it -he felt so disposed. An unofficial compilation of these statistics shows tile chief crops of "Kansas to have -been about as follows! Ignatius Donnelly wnnts to raise a sub scription for the relief of Mrs. .Lease. Ignatius Is misinformed. Jt is not Mrs. Lease, that neWs relief It is a long suf fering public.,, Mr. Brj'an sajs he has expressed no opin ion in regard to the New York campaign. Since the interviews with Coach Wood ruff -and President Snow, published recently in The Journal, we have been favored with a copy of the Kansas university rules governing athletics, and we arc pained to notice a wide difference between them and the excellent rules adopted bj- the Western college presidents and quoted with appro bation by President Snow. W)ille the presidents exclude nnj- per-on who receives "nnj- gift, remuneration or paj-," tho Kan sas rules refer onlj- to "nionej- considera tion." The presidents' rules permit college teams to plaj- only with college teams; the Kansas eleven is plajlng with cverj thing in sicht. Tiie presidents' rules exclude from the team anj- student who Is "delin quent in his studies;" the Kansas rules re quire the student to be "'r good standing." The force of both these last phrases, bj tho waj-. depends upon tho snirit of the officials who enforce them. If these pres idents' rules are puch wholesome measures for discouraging professionalism, we do not see why Kansas should wait on Mis souri In the matter. Nor do we see why, with President Jesse's views, Missouri hesitates. Acres. Yield In Bushels. Winter whe-tt 'J.'llsJGS 40.502.0S7 Spring wheat 125 C01 1.057(112 itjc :? msts i.w.,10-; Oats OSSTiS 23,11,379 Barley HS.lflS 1 RIO 130 Flax IK) 1?) J.lWWl Corn S,203,S19 lf".G77,2S0 The wheat has not jet all been thrashed nor the com husked, and until that Is done tho department cannot verifj- its esti mates, lnit it is the opinion of Secretary Coburn that tho final reports will nhow rather less corn and considerably- more wheat. Thcie are some statistics of live stock on hand, however, that are final ail's com plete and thej- show in an appreciable 'way the growth within tho jear of this most important industrj-: Number of milch cows Number of other cattlo Number of sheep ........ Number of svvlno Increase. . S32JSS S7 4CS .l.tOI.OH 23i.6.,i; . 22-701 10.407 .2,033, 104 .W),403 Decrease. .. 801.427 4. 414 G.529 Dr. Zahm, formerlj- professor In Notre Dame university, in Indiana, but now at tached to the pope's personal following, is a believer in evolution and does not hesi tate to preach it to his own people. This will bo news to most people, who suppose Number of horses Number of mules and asses. M.019 Value of animals slaughtered or sold for slaughter $37,7S1.67! Value of poultrj- and eggs sold 3,!"0,997 Horticultural and garden products, and wood sold 1.2S3.512 Pounds. Butter made, in factories and fami lies 37.213.92S Increae 2,200,594 Cheeso made in factories and fami lies 1,143,500 Value of milk sold, other than for butter. and cheeso $533,000 Ev-erj thing except mortgages and Popu lists increased in Knnsas during the year. The population increased more than 30,000; the marriages increased; the births in creased;1 the" banlf deposits were, nearly Ex-Congressman Hubbard, tho man who beat Dick Bland In '91 and was in turn de feated b- Bland last j ear, w as a locomotive fireman on a Missouri Pacific freight train in his early dajs. Atchison Globe: A Kansas Cltj- man who was In town to-dny attracted a good deal of attention because he said he only received $20 a week. Most people who llvq in Kan sas City claim they get $200 a week regu-larlj-, and lots of extras. A gencrallj accurate and carefully cditel dailj- paper In ono of the smaller Missouri cities paid a tribute in Monday's issue to tho memory of "Charles A. David, the eminent journalist and noted editor of tho New Ycrk Sun, who died Sunday afternoon." m There Is a gratifjing significance In tho fact that many of the stanchest and most influential Democratic papers in tho state are copjmg the anti-fusion manifesto re cently flung In the teeth of the Popocrats bv George W. Trigg, of the Richmond Con servator. A hospitable Clinton man is so anxious to have a roekpilo provided for the benefit of v-eary pedestrians who happen to make that city their temporary abiding place during the approaching winter that he offers a liberal cash donation toward a fund for establishing one. Missouri's penitentiarj- Is said to be the largest prison in the United States, and is declared by people who are cap iblo of Judg ing of its merits to be among the model in stitutions of Us kind. Tho earnings of the 1.400 convicts confined there are now suf ficient to paj- all of its current expenses. Along with other well deserved tributes tj tho Intelligence and good Judgment ot the people ot Northwest Missouri the state ment that Calamity Orator Anna Diggs, of Kansas, got only $12 50 as her "hare of the proceeds of her harangue at tho Hopkins jubilee tho other daj-, should not be over looked. Prosperitj-, remarkable as tho statement may seem, is In danger of being shut out by legal, proceedings from Carthage. At any rate, the point has been made for the defense in pending litigation for the col lection of a city license that the addition bearing the "general's" name Is outside the municipal limits. Colonel Strang, the promoter of the pro pesed North and South railroad, the two erds of which temporarily are to be at Miami and Sedalla, exhibited his faith by his works Mondaj- in putting up the fee ot $500 or more necessary for the Incorpo ration of his enterprise, the franchise name of the company being tiie Missouri & Iowa Southern railway. The Stono County Oracle remarks, touch ing the exodus from there to Texas and Oklahoma on account of the drouth: We have lived hero eleven years, long enough to have seen several people becomo dis gusted, and pull out for Texas or somo other place. And tho second chapter re lates that we have also seen them return acaln, much poorer than when they started. Pike county school teachers have alrcndv ninde the preliminarj" arrangements for a gicat county .spelling contest which is to take place In Bowling Green the lirst Fri ll ly night in February next. A li-t of the 2,000 practical, everydaj- words which will bo used has been printed and sent to all contesting schools, each of which will have two representatives, while Ashley seml-r.arj- and Pike college will have four. Valuable prizes will be awarded the win ners. A rumor has been going the rounds of the Papers to the effect that William Schoolej-, Frank and Iife Coleman, of Vernon county, who left for Alaska three jeirs ago, are returning with $00,000 In gold dust, and have written their relatives from Seattle, Wash . to that effect. Inquiry, however, the Nevada Mall sajs. fail- to substantiate the report, whicli would seem to be a sensation made in order to lit ths present Klondike crae. In tho first place, the home of the Coleman hojs is ascer tained to be Bourbon county, Kas , and the destination of the- party was California and not Alaska. William Schoolej- is indeed a former resident of Vernon, and his mother is .1 sister of John Tjlcr, living near town. Mrs. Schoolej- spent lost night at the home of her brother and Mr. Tjler asked her partlcularlj- If there was anj truth In the report. She denied 11 itly having received any letters containing any such news from her son, and has no faith in the truth of the report. Mr. Tjler and other friends of the family agree with her in believing the rumor a fake. St. Joseph Times: Some ot the papers have been publishing accounts of the ter rible fights that have been going on in the Fourth district over the appointments to be made bj- the administration. Those who know anj thing about political matters were av.are of the absurdity of these stories, and also knew- that they were originated for the purpose of stirring up a strife that might be used for tho benefit of Democracy. The postmastershlp at Sa vannah is a fair illustration of this. Mr. O E. Paul, editor of the Savannah Report er, was a candidate for the position, and thf last Issue of his paper shows that there was more fiction than realitj- in these blood and thunder stories. The Reporter, In sfeaking of the appointment, sajs: "The president last Saturdaj- appointed Julius Schnitzius as postmaster at Savannah. There was an unwarranted prominence given to the selection of the postmaster here, somo of the metropolitan papers pub lishing a ridiculous storj- about the people of Savannah being arrajed in two bitter factions favoring two opposing candidates. People here, of course, knew better, and laughed at many of the fanciful fairj stories of the castle-building correspond ents. There appeared to be a mooted ques tion as to whether Mr. Crowther was to dictate tho appointment here or not. It was decided that he should do so, and he named Mr. Schnitzius, whom he has fpvored for more than a jear. He was also Indorsed by R. C. Kerens. Mr. Schnitzius has served the public satisfactorily several times before, and we have not tho slightest doubt he will do so In the present in stance." A Unlqne American Abroad. From tho Boston Globe. An authoritative statement has been, made in New York to the effect that Dr. Thomas W. Evans, the famous American, dentist of Paris, whose fortune Is various ly estimated at from $30,000,000 to $33,000 000, will spend a large part of that huge for tuno In founding and maintaining educa tional institutions In different cities in this country. 4 Here is the reversal of the ordinary Amer ican plan that is ery refreshing. The fortune of Dr. Evans was acquired from foreigners, and not only from foreigners, but largely from the exclusive order of foreigners known as kings, emperors, dukes, empresses, queens and creatures of rank generally. It has been stated that so sacred is the person of majesty in Germany that the skipper who ventured to slap the emperor's face recently! hastened to commit suicide in order to satisfj- an old and revered tra dition. Dr. Evans has sawed, filed and bored on a German emperor's teeth by the hour and plaj-ed with the most sensitive raw and rojal nerves at liberty. For racking and twisting roj-al jaws Dr. Evans has been compensated to the tune of millions, and this money, wrung from tho tortures of nobility, he proposes to spend for the elevation of his plebeian cornitrj men. Dr. Evans' conduct is so in contrast with that of those Americans who carrj" Booil American monej- abroad, and leave or spend it there as though it were an honor and privilege, .that he has not only earned tho admiration and gratitude of those whom his fortune will benefit, but of his countrjmen gencrallj-. OCTOnGR. There comes a month in the weary year. A month of leisure and healthful rest; When the ripe leaves fall and tho air ia clear, October, the brown, the crisp, the blest. My life has little enough of bliss; I drag the dajs of the odd eleven. Counting the time that shall lead to this. The month that opens the hunter's heaven. And oh! for the mornings crisp and white. With the sweep of the hounds upon tho track; The bark-roofed cabin, the campfire's light. The break of the deer, and the rifle's crack! Do j ou call this trifling? I tell j-ou. friend. A lif in the forest is past all praise; Give me a dozen such months on end. You m-iy take my balance of years and daj a. ror brick and mortar breed filth and crimp. And a pul-eof evil that throbs and beats; And men grow withered before their prime. With the curse paved in on the lanes and streets; And lungs are choked, and shoulders aro bow ed. In the smoking reck of mill and mine: And Death stalks In on the struggling crow d. But he shuns the shadow of the oak and, pine. And of all to which the memory clings. There Is naugat so sweet as the sunny spots Where our shanties stood by the crystal springs. The vanished hounds and the lucky shots. Anonj-mous. CHIDLB SONG. Thej- spread their sails and sped away. O er seas of darkling blue: And brought the best from many lands. My little one, for jou. Soft silks to wrap thj- daintj- limbs; Sea corals, white and red. Rare perfumes, strings of shining pearls. And down to line thy bed. The sailor's babe has hair of gold. That fails in silken curls; Between his parted coral lips Are rows of seedling pearls; And when the fierce storm dragons blovT Their trumpet blasts of glee, His mother folds him closer jet, A-sleepIng on her knee. Oh, hush thee, hush thee, baby mine! What if the night be dark? The same ej-e watches lovingly Babe's bed and sailor's bark; And He who In His mighty hand Doth hold the land and sea. Hath caro for both His little ones. The sailor's babe and thee. Edith M. Norrls. 3IV SECRET. Tis not what I am fain to hide. That doth in deepest darkness dwell. But what my tongue hath often tried, Alas, in vain, to tell. John B. Tabb. The -World'- Straw Dnllot. From the Chicago Tribune. The New York World completed its can vass of the voters of Greater New York last Saturday evening It has carefully obtained the preferences of more than one third of those who will vote at the coming election. At the conclusion of the World's canvass Van Wjck leads with over 40 per cent of the vote. Low is a good second, and after them comes George, with Tracy next to Gleason, who is last. Total Per vote cent ten total dajs. vote. R. A. Van Wj-ck (Tammany). ...59 "SO TAW Seth Low (Citizens' Union) 40,017 23 is Henry George (United Dem.)....34 037 101, Benjamin F. Tracy (Republic.an).27.7S0 ICO Patrick Gleason (Gleason Dem.). 9,011 5 29 The AVorld claims that its canvass was accurate and reliable. It still thinks that when the remaining two-thirds of tho votes arc heard from Seth Low will come out ahead, but that is hard to believe. The total legislation ot Greater New York, the computation of which was com pleted late Saturday night, shows- the names ot rcS,5CS citizens on tho rolls. About 520,000 votes will be cast. The registration of Brookljn was over 240,0u0. which shows that there are more voters in Chicago than In old New York, and that she annexed herself to Brookljn none too soon to savo her credit ot being the most populous city in America. Chicago had. in fact, passed her In the race for first dace. Je-rry mill Henry. From tho New York Sun. Tho Hon. Jerrj- Simpson, ot Medicine Lodge. Kas., has perhaps the nimblest mind in the whole Populist outfit, but just at present that mind is clogged with calam itous forebodings. It is not ills dearest foe, the Hon. Thomas Brackett Reed, that now tills the sockless Socrates with alarm, it ! tho whole landscape of tho times to come. "What man," asks Jerry, "can fall to tako a gloomj- look into the future?" "I say," ho continues, "and I think I am correct, that in-ide the next year this coun try will bo in the throes ot a panic, the like of which was never dreamed, even in tho most vivid imagination." Mr. Simpson's panic fears are part of his capital as a Populist statesman, but It Is just to him to s iy that it is his purpose to do all that lies In his power to bring on a panic. He lias announced his intention of coming to this town to take the stump for Henry George, and he confldentij- predicts the election of that scourgo of tho un earned Increment. The hones of most of the cranks and rev olutionists are for Henry George, whose election, by means of the dlsunlfying forco of the Low conspiracy against good government thej- regard as certain or prob able. Jerry Simpson is not the only em issary whom Kansas Populism will send here to work for George and socialism, OF CURRENT IN.TEIIEST. Mr. Depew injected a little of his own autobiography Into his tribute to Commo dore Vanderbilt at the unveiling of tha Vandcrbilt monument at Nashville last week. He said: "I had known the commo dore well for several years, and one day ha suddenly asked if he could retain me as attorney and counsel. I had been appoint ed and confirmed as United States minister to Japan, a position of power and promi nence, because of the opening of that coun try to civilization. 'No future in politics." he said: 'railroad's the career for a younff man now. Don't be a fool.' He was 72 and I was 32, and thus began a confidential and personal relationship which, during the in tervening twenty-one years, has continued unbroken and unclouded through four gen erations of his familj-." Football by electric 'light has been proven to be possible, and a great drawing; card into the bargain. Philadelphia has the honor of hav ing demonstrated that tha game can be played under artificial light. If you don't believe It, the Record says, go down to Starr Garden park, at Sixth and Lombard streets, almost anj night, and you'll see a game in progress. The two teams are composed of colored "sports" of the neighborhood, and they play the game for all there is in It- One team is known as the "Hot Tamales," and the other rejoices In the title of "Warm Propo sitions." Both teams are clad in white suits, and tho ball is kept well chalked. It might be supposed that cutting- slices from a loaf of bread Is about as free from danger as anj- of the other necessary household occupations. But there Is a. boy in a New Jersey hospital who actually cut his throat while thus employed. He did tho work In such a way, however, as to invito disaster. Holding the loaf In front ot him. ho drew tho "blade across it toward his body. The knife slipped and the blade pen etrated his throat, cutting a deep gash and exposing, but not severing, his windpipe. Tho chances are that if he recovers he will observe the rule of alwajs cutting away from tho body when using a. knifa for any purpose whatever. Mr. A. Benziger. the artist, who Is in Washington painting President McKinley's portrait, thinks that "the United States Is Improving with gratifjing rapidity in tha artistic line. For the last twenty-live j-ears the best pictures of contemporary artists have found a better sale here than In Eu rope, with tho result that a majority of tho best paintings of tho most distinguished men of the old countries aro to to found In American galleries." Miss Mary Ann Crothers, of Philadelphia, who recently celebrated her 104th birthday, claims to be the oldest old maid in tha world. Notwithstanding her great age. she is active and vigorous, doing some of tha light work in tho house every day. She goes upstairs without help, and up to nlna j-ears ago walked regularly every Sunday to church, a distance of ono mile. Alderman Backer of Brookljn is a philan thropistalso a real estate dealer. He has offered to the first family that Is blessed with twins In his district a house rent freo as long as they want to occupy it. To tha first family that registers triplets he offers to give a house and lot. Triplets are now regarded as an unqualified blessing In the alderman's district. An Ohio countryman says that the best way to prepare high bred chickens for poultrj' shows Is to pluck them In the sum mer. Ho siys he plucks them clean and then rubs the birds with grease. By fall they have a beautiful second coat of feath ers. He adds that it doesn't hurt the birds a bit. The birds didn't testify personally. Cheering news comes from Alaska. A. party ot gold sekers who had paid for transportation through to Dawson Cltj' and who had ben dumped down 1.000 miles, short of that place are chasing the agents of tho transportation company over the wintry landscape with the laudable Inten tion of ljnchlng them. Dr. HcrlHirt Fricdenwald of Philadelphia, who has been appointed superintendent ot the manuscript . department of tha con gressional library at Washington. Is about 35 years of age. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and a Ph. D. or the University o Pennsylvania. Joo Jefferson, the noted actor, entertained! on Sunday tho convicts In tho Massachu setts state prison, giving them extracts from his play of "Rip Van Winkle" and a story from his autobiography. He had an intenselj- appreciative and esthuslastla audlence. . Tom Faugh of Backbone mountain, tho snake hunter of Harrison county, West Virginia, claims to have killed 122 rattle snakes the past summer. Mr. Gladstone weighs only 117, pounds. Lord Salisbury turns the scales at'252. M