THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAX, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1897.
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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
Tear ended Aug.
.1&3) r'::,:i. ;...!..:.
1S31 .. SWXl
lfjn .. - ?2-?
. lfil lS.Sla
ISM ., - JJM.-
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Monroe doctrine may be an insolent
bluff, as Bismarck calls it, but It will not
be healthy for the eountiy that calls the
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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-
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
. S32JSS S7 4CS
. 22-701 10.407
.2,033, 104 .W),403
.. 801.427 4. 414
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
Butter made, in factories and fami
Cheeso made in factories and fami
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."
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
There comes a month in the weary year.
A month of leisure and healthful rest;
When the ripe leaves fall and tho air ia
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
And oh! for the mornings crisp and white.
With the sweep of the hounds upon tho
The bark-roofed cabin, the campfire's light.
The break of the deer, and the rifle's
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
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
And lungs are choked, and shoulders aro
In the smoking reck of mill and mine:
And Death stalks In on the struggling
But he shuns the shadow of the oak and,
And of all to which the memory clings.
There Is naugat so sweet as the sunny
Where our shanties stood by the crystal
The vanished hounds and the lucky shots.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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