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The St. Joseph Weekly Gazette from St. Joseph, Missouri • 4

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TH3! T. JOSEPH WEEKLY OAZETTE TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 31, 1C07. LAST DAY NOT THE LEAST The Gazelle Company I'ublisliers. done the better It will toe. A'ccordlnir to generally acci-pted theory trees Wanted in th autumn thrive but.

Nothing" In li line boat th cot ton wood1 fT rap-Id and aubntuntlul growth, for thrift and f.r shade. A few hundred dollars Invested In such trees any other rapid growing ami thrifty species, for that mat'ter would bring a rich reward; The tree huilt) be planted so a to shade the walks from the entrance to the main building, and from the main building to the tock pens, barns and grand aland. If possible there should lie a email grove for ferine and pic for everything In this tins In St. Joseph for tha next ten year at least. Old Fashioned Fair Never Waned in Interest.

I on of the lat things that Is felt with th return tidal wivi of prosperity. This I not Just, and those who art enjoying the prunperlty of today should generously cru'i1r the claims of th long poirly-puld, worklngnun who must henceforth pay increased prices for tho bread they cotisume. With the sdven't of renewed prosperity In the country there will be 4 very general Increase tn the coat of all the necessaries of life. The Increased price of wheat must necessarily increase the cot of bread, and the Increased tariff taxes on all the various fabrics consumed by the American people, must largely Increase the cost of living even among the most frugal households. Thl Increased cast will bo felt Immediately, and Inereajiea compensation for labor, where It can be at all Justified, should cime promptly from employers aa a matter of sheer Justice to the wage-earners of the land.

With prosperity clearly In eight for all the varied business and Industrial Interests In the country, let the claims of the wage-earner be promptly and generously safe. Th growth of th postal sarin; bank 0iWm In England has bn-n extensive and rapid, and certainly commends Its u'cfulnwi over there. ji USf there wore depositor and tha deposit amounted to I5 wh.lt the Intprvnt paid lo depositor or placed to their credit was n.lM.JW. In lst'6. ton years luter, the number of deposl-tora Increased to ll.3N4.9T7, the amount of deposits wn flll.OTH.MO, and the Interest paid or placed to th credit of the depositor was In Canada a similar Increase shown.

In IStiK there were only eighty-one aavlng bank In that country with a balance to the cred.t of hip.Mit.ir umiuntintr to In June. IS7, there were 800 of such hank with a balance, due the dcpinltor. of 1:11,000,000. These bank In England pay 214 per cent Interest on the Ravings of the people. Against the success of the syotem It Is argued that, there are not enough of outstanding neouritles In which to Invest the probable deposit, and that It would be necessary to provide for the Investment of the deposits sinn-thlng elKe beside the t'nited Stati bonds for making the system a In answer to this It la assorted tliat number- FRANK raZYTAO, Manager.

Cf 8 1 3 EDMONO TEL. 93. tlattrtj at lh Postofltce In Bt. Joseph, Bocond CUa lUtlar. tl'IECKIPTIOS BATES: The Dally and Sunday Gutelta delivered ty carrier la cent a wtek.

The Dally and Sunday Gazette by mall; On year OO e.x months Thret month 1.00 On month Th Sunday Gaiett by mall! On yaar 11.00 Six month The Weakly Qaxctt by mailt On year fl-M Six month It. H. Selby and C. V. Conger nr th authorirej traveling of The Dally and Weekly lignite.

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. A Brilliant Programme Closed a Great Week. The Management Endorsed by Exhibitors En Masse. Ten days after the assassination of other forma of security could be the prime minister of Spain hU slayer supplied by the government If 'he flup-waa legally executed. There was no dc I Ply of bond were Insufficient.

Among lny nor any unseemly hase. There was I theno forms. It la proponed to Invent the a fair trial of every pi Insanity in eluded. The aecusd wan asked to give hU reason for the killing, every fair chance of was offered. So much for Spain.

In this country It is always months and often years before foul red- handed murder is Frequently the people weary of this method of procedure mid take the liw Into th lr Tlie Baby Show Was a Drawing Card aM the Award ol Prizes Was Acquiesced in Without Bioodsbed Official Estimate ol Attendance From Day to Day One ol the Most Successful Undertakings in the History ol St, Joseph Another Fair Next Year, Conducted On tin Same Plan, Will Have the Enthusiastic Support ol the FarmersEvery Pledge Kept and Every Premium Paid in Cash Pleasant Words lor Fair Managers. own hands. There Is always a public rail or the Ottoman empire startled both (ne p.e fjr a reduction In hock when such a thins occur, and it heniisitieies some three weeks ago and i the prcJ ot WlUat. A shortage of crop Is even true that the wrong man is! since then It been direused with ja the activity of speculators, ometlines put to death by the infurl- sensational intret. Within the past lhe lm( of the ordcrly movement, ted mob.

liut who Is to blume? Judged few days even serious complications nave t0 do nith the rise in Of our courts and lawyers generally dis- jhave which threaten, unlesa re- jt i4 fys tariff; conrequent'ly by claim the responsibility. Th all admit fisted by some influence at present un- i the tariff is response 'acts as to the delay, and they seen, to verify the Quarterly Review's s-ble ff0C9 oft a St the committee for the first prize and Secretary Palmer L. Clark decorated Master Ralph with the blue ribbon. This baby's father Is the president of the Bennett Lumber company, and hU mother Is a plump, rosy cheeked ma EXHIBITORS' TRIBUTE. Secretary Palmer L.

Clark's Good Work is Not Forgotten. There Is no doub that exhibitors, as well as visitors, have been satisfied by the manner In which the Old Fashlonod Fair has been Only'woTds of praise have been heard for the manage, went and yesterday the exhibitors prepared for publication the following merited tributei We, the exhibitors and stockmen at the Old Fashioned Fair, now tuka pleasure In announcing to our fellow men and the public our thanks for tha klndneM and courtesies shown us during tke entire progress of the fair by tha aaxoclatioa and particularly by tha abla secretary. Palmer L. Clark, who, during all the trying moments and exciting limes, ulways had a kind word for everyone present. We also wish to express the good feelings of everyone who took part and feel safe tn stating that few paople, if any, leit the grounds dissatisfied John H.

Carey, Agency, Mo, W. P. Hnyzlott, Fillmore, Mo. C. Stone, Peabody, Kan.

Silas Steele. De Kalb. Mo. H. D.

Williams. Kansas City, Mo, W. J. Holler. St.

Joseph. Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Lee Hall. De Kalb, Mo.

K. J. Thompson, St. Joseph, Mo. J.

A. Utz, St. Joseph, Mo. Jos. K.

St. LouU, Kansas City, Mo. Tickle Ma Gum Mfu. St. Josenh.

Mo. H. C. Carson, Superintendent fish exhibit, St. Joseph, Moi The K.

Wlllman Medicine St. Joseph, Mo. H. G. Dean Dayton Money Weight Scales, St.

Joseph, Mo. A. L. Baker. Kansas City Salt Hutchinson.

Kan. Geo. R. Mokel. Coulter Co.

Burt J. Wright, lit. Joseph Mantel and Seating Co. A. J.

Snhlupp, St. Joseph Brewing Co. W. T. Johnson, G.

W. Chass Son, St. Jovn'i, Mo. Elliot Marshall, Burlington Route, St. Joseph, Mo.

J. K. Royer, Hemple, Mo. J. .8 Brittain.

McCook, the Republican Land Co. R. II. Faucett Mill J. H.

Mo-na-ghan. Globe Cereal Mfg. St. Joseph, Mo. Wonderful Blue Starch St.

Joseph, Mo. Val Blats Brewing W. F. Hayzlett, Mgr. Collins.

Blue Valley Creamery. Josephine Ganahl, 111., Canning Co. Ethel Holland. E. C.

BishoiT, St. Joseph, Mo. Sidney Stern, Enterprise Furniture Co. L. J.

ITartman, Coshy. Mo. J. W. Bond.

St. Josenh. Mo. Townsend-Wyatt Dry Goods St. josepn, aio.

H. H. Libbe St. Joseph, Mo. C.

M. Gleason, St. Joseph, Mo. S. S.

Murdock. Kansas City, Mo. Muchenburger Wall Paper, St. Josepn, Mo. Eva L.

Kinmore, Seneca. Kan. C. M. Keller.

Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Elizabeth Werst. St. Joseph, Mo.

W. P. Harned, Bunceton, Mm Wm. Kntmm Sons. St.

Joseph, Mo. United Typewriter Supplies E. M. Piatt. St.

Joseph, Mo. C. Tanner Sons. St. Joseph, Mo.

Columbia Electrical and many others. WELL SATISFIED. Another Tribute to the Good Management of Secretary Clark. During the day another delegation called upon Secretary Palmer L. Clark and presented the following: Mr.

Palmer L. Clark, Secretary, St. Joseph, We, the undersigned exhibitors of 3wine at your Old Fashioned Fair, August 23rd to 2Sth, now take pleasure in expressing our gratitude this year and recommending for next year, Robt. I. Young and Assistant John Christ as managers of this department, for their excellent treatment and efforts in our behalf.

We furthermore desire that a class and premium list bo prepared for all breeds and an exnert judge be appointed. vve wish the fact to be known far and wide that we have received the kindest treatment from vou and wh believe oil exhibitors are well satisfied with your careful management and cash system of paying premiums. w. if. Hazlett, Fillmore.

Mo. John W. Oliver, Dearborn, Mo. J. D.

McGauhey, Agency, Mo. Ed J. Thompson, St. Joseph, Ma, A. S.

Russell. Fillmore, Mo. J. W. Utz, St.

Joseph, Mo. "Ellas Davis, St. Joseph. Mo. J.

H. Blodgett, Beatrice, Neb. Beautifying Military Parks. Chattanooga. Ausust 28.

Work" in the National Military park has assumed immense proportions and many extensive addi tions and improvements are now being made. the famous Craven's house on Lookout mountain the foundation for the big iMew York monument has been begun. This monument will be over sixty feet in height, the main body be ing torty-eight leet and a 'oronze figure surmounting thirteen feet. The Twenty-eighth and One Hundred and Forty-seventh Pennsylvania monuments to" be erected near by havp arrived and will-be put up during the next few days. Around the historic Orchard Knob, a stone wall is being built and sidewalks.

brick gutters and catch basins are being constructed. The Connecticut monu- -ment to be erectedat this dace has arrived and will be put un at once. Kansas District Nomination. Colby, August 28. At the Republican convention of the Thirty-fourth judicial district, this city, the present judge, Charles W.

Smith of Stockton, was re-nominated to that office by acclamation. The convention adopted resolutions of congratulation for McKinley, prosperity and the excellent record of its candidate. Train Robbers Located. Guitirie, O. August 27.

Superin-ten-dent Kinney of the Santa Fe secret service has located the rdbibeirs who held up the Santa Fe passenger at Eid mond. The job was done by local talent who fled, to the Sac and Fox country. Kinney's mien are in nicker. Once planted the tree will practically take care of ttifmwlvea, and the first would be the only coot. Thin suggestion Is made not only for the benefit of the public, but for the good the cause, and It Is hoped that the gen.

tlemen In authority may see Jit to act upon It. THE ALMIGHTY TARIFF. Chicago Chronlnle: When wheat goes up and fine farmer rejoice we learn from Republican authority, for whit it la worth, tliat the almighty tariff did The iTbir of ttie husbandman, the fruitful properties of the Roll, the refreshing ahowers from heaven and the rays of the fixed and everlasting pun planted in the firmament by Omnipotence are not S3 potent as a tariff meas ure by a tew gentlemen ai w-jshington, They determine tlie quan (tv allj ttie price of wheat and' consc- quently the prosperity of the country. Such is In effect Republican claim. And eo wheat is up a few points lhA iif-ff If wvti.

a fc The uw ut We is wonerly used by friends may make points. An the market is moving rapidly up and down 'the scale are -we to 'bless or damn the tariff at every rise or fall? Let us suppose ifor a moment that no new tariff law- had Ibeen enacted. Would there then have been no rise in the price of wheat, no ttiortage in Europe, no speculation on the grain exchange? If we had had' no tariff would there have 'been no discoveries of gold' in the Klond'ike? The demands of the tariff takes from the farmer more than would have ben taken had not iDngrle-y'S' measure become a law. The farmer 'who sees in ttie tariff a potency Increasing both t5ie volume and the price of his crop is a farmer lacking in common sense and steeped- in superstition. GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP.

Xo doubt the favorable report of Coiv sul Monoghan, at Chemnitz, upon the successful operation of railroads unider government control in Prussia will give fresh impetus to tlhe clamor for state owanrsihlp of railToa-da and telegraphs in this country. Accondling to Mr. Mono- ghan state ownership of railroads plays an important part 'In Prussia's finances. Earning enormous euans, serving com merce and manufacture In times of peaoe and all strategic purposes In times of war, they have more than jus-tiifleti the arguments that urged the government to own them and the liberal policies that 'have put them down and pushed them out into all parts of the empire. The receipts for 1S96-97 have gone beyond the estimate of the bud'get of 1,020.592,400 marks, and the estimate for 1S97-9S 1,110,210,350 marks, while the total income of the kingdom is only slightly more than 2.000,000,000 marks.

OTo other bramdh of public property pays so surely and so well. The cer tainty of the receipts, the ease with whiich Hhey are obtained, their cash character, render them most useful of all the moneys- turne'd into the public treasury. How successfully they are run in other -respects', whether better than they would have been under private ownership, it is 'hard to say. The state has had its on the rail-roa'dis from the very beginning. Seeing how successfully they would aid armies, and aliso how necessary they would be in the development of the empire, Prussia id'i-d not to take the railroads over the state.

Their vast public character has re'iped the people to understand that they should be controlled, at least, if not owned by, the state. The tendency all over the empire is toward state and-city ownership of all kinds of transportation facilities, asi -well as of telegraphs telephones other means of communication. DOLLAR WHEAT AND LABOR. Philadelphia Times: Dollar wheat means much to the American farmers, who compose the largest of any of our industrial classes. It means prosperity to them and giadmss to their homes, and wiieu niey are pi usperous tne nation cannot fail to share the advantages of their improved condition.

It must be remembered, however, that dollar wheat to farmers means increased cost of the necessaries of life aonilt tnat. to prevent crime, pumsll- jiient should be swift as well as suro. In this connection the letter of a prom- liunt citizen of Atlanta to The tution well worth reproducing, at least in part. He writes fivm the standpoint of a patriotic citizen whose date history jius many uoiuereu 111 uiaeii 10 me ry ut Jmlge l.ynch, and wlille he additv-ses himself to the judiciary or his own commonwealth, liis words are not in any other section of the country, our own not excepted, lie says: "The fact is that crimes of violence are most frequent in our country, punishment is slow and less cer- tain ill olh-lw So slronu i-; lh. 1 opinion that whole counties, cities states aiv acting on it.

The tor judges and attorneys is on tii- wane. i.v ttiii'-u utti iv, ii iiu iiie a i nnt of such travesties ot justice? To detail the crimes committed in Georgia in five years past and recall Uic resultant action of courts and attorneys, excites a bitterness feeling and a distrust and contempt for our lawyers and judges that they do not yet tiet-m to appreciate. It runs through our whole system. One instance will suffice. Bam J.

Tiiden, that astute lawyer, tried to make a will that would stand the test. He gave to his kindred what he hoped wouid satisfy their cupidity, and left the balance of his vast estate to found a great public library for the use of those who neeued it most. After his death tlie lawyers pounced on it and made holes in it that you could drive a horse and cart through. His will was defeated. 'There is toj much dignity hedged about our courts too much verbiage, too much form.

A lawyer had a headache put off. So matter about witnesses, juries, courts. They can come and go. The people are tired tired. Gentlemen of the bench and bar, it stands you in hand to see to it.

Just after some awfully tragic lynching, we hear talk of outraged Indignant governors, and then all is auiet. Another crime and the same tactis on the part the attorneys. The respect for lawyers and courts never was so lost as now. Some day the people will take the bridle and all, and who will be to blame, and who will suffer most as a class? The making of our code has been confined to the lawyers in our legislatures. If they can find no remedy, the people will soon simplify our mode of procedure.

It can be done and would THB FAIR. Now that the Old-Fashioned Fair lia closed, It Is only proper to say a word of praise In behalf of t'he gentlemen whose enterprise and abili ty contributed materially to the suc cess of this event Messrs Palmer Clark and W. T. Van Brunt. It required grit for the undertaking In the face of past disasters, and sagacity to manage the almost endless details.

The reward has been two-fold. The financial credit of the 01dl-Fastlioned, Fair ranks A A 1, and the people have come to "believe t'hat anything In this line undertaken by these gentlemen In the future wilt be up to the present standard Tiie Old-Fashioned Fair had everything that -was on the -bills, and more, too. TCie grounds were In good shape, there was ample police protection, the corn- foe of the visitors was looked after with especial care, there were no gambling devices, no grab games. It was a clean, twell-conducted, old-fashioned fair, which gave -what It promised, paid every obligation, and has hopes for tlhe future. A SOLUTION Georgia Is In a condli- tlon of revulsion from the penal contract system on account of the horrible revelations made In the recent report of Col Byrd aa to Its abuses.

By way of solution, Mr. Joseph- Mansfield, one of th state representatives, urges the establishment of a penal colony on the island of SapeVv (This Island Ss about twelve miles long and nearly four miles wilde, containin.g about 40,000 acrea of land. Half of It 'is high. The climate is good. Before the war it wa3 known as a producer oft the finest 5ea Island cotton.

Mr. Mansfield thinks that the conditions that prevailed under slave labor can be restored by convict labor, with advantage' to all concerned. The plan seems feasible enough, and' pre sents advantages not only as to the ihealth of the convicts also as to the mode of employing the labor that Willi make a trial of it a very interesting economic experiment. SAFE However sudden and startling the variation may be in the price of wheat and cotton because of the des- Pate manipulations of stock gamblers, the farmers of the country can confi dently depend upon at least a dollar a bushel for their wheat, with a fair increase in the price of all others agricultural commodities; and the cotton plant- ers' with the lalsest crop ever produced, can connaentiy rely on receiving eight cents per pound for tho best quality of their product. There need be no flurry Lor worry among either wheat or cotton growers as to the market for their products.

They have a first class market absolutely assured for their entire crops, with every prospect that both wheat and cotton will command a larger price in the near future than at any time curing the last few weeks. And it Is safe to predict also, that corn will not be used for fuel this winter. INJUNCTIONS There seems to be room for investigation by lawyers of the question whether injunctions of all kinds are not too easily obtainable. The issuance of a preliminary injunction appears to be largely a matter of swearing. A sworn statement is made of facts that justify injunction and there is seldom more than it for a basis of the original order.

There is as protection the penally for perjury and the bond for damages, but it is seldom indeed that either of these is enforced even when injunctions should not have been issued. And this is especially true as to the most aggravating forms of Injunctionsthose that affect public rights. There might in most cases of that kind be longer notice and more opportunity to the defense to prepare for hearing. Wirr? viw Ti-'a z.m rrunn- Icle prospective Klondike to ook out fn h4lt steamer passage -t from 'St. Jffichael to Dawson City on Yukon river.

Winter usually sets in5 there about the 20th of September, the Yukon is 1,987 miles long two points nam ed no vessel can possibly get through. the prospect of the boat being ruiined by the pressure o( the ice. i 0 i 'lias for fni'K- tvam svnil wrnnff-nt XT nifl-Tl -K-- ri T71T- tT 1 ior tne advancement Df St. Josepn through that potent meduim, the press, XZ oommunity -bid adieu. bet wishes of our people go with Major Bittlnger, who leaves shortly for 'his poet as consul general to Montreal, and with them tha hone that he may be happy and successful in his new field of labor.

PAVE Now that the old-fashioned fair is over, it wouid be well to revert to the original proposition the paving ot Third street with asphalium from Sv-Vi to Franklin streets. I I money In mate, county and municipal bonds, and as Mr. Wanamak advo- cated, loan to national batiks. The question will arise for solution in the next congriTM. TURKEY IN DANGER.

A leading article In the London Quar- t. fly Review foref.hado.ving the flown- I'leoieuons. 1 nese compiicauons are not the immediate outgrowth of the sul- 1 tan' refusal to accept the terms recent- I 1 prescribed by the Kuropean powers, but spring- from a suppose! alliance 011 the pait of Austria and Russia, whereby tlie empire is to lie parceled out i me writer 111 me quarterly noview iStaus that had it not been ir the jcal- ous rivalry which has lung existed be tween Austria and Russia, the fate of the Ottoman empire might have bee-n decided during the early part of the century. On account of this Jealom feeling, however, each of these powers lias enttrtained the ambitious dream that possibly some dark night Turkey might become its own-exclusive possession. Move than a hundred and lifty years have elapsed, it is claimed by the writer of this article, csince Austria and Russia tinst began to covet Turkey, and at length, It is said, theso powors have decided to settle the matter by dividing the empire between themselves.

According to tlie plan alleged to have been agreed upon, Ausaia is to have all that portion cf the empire west of a line drawn through Jfovi Ba- zar to Salonika, while Russia is to have the remaining portion, which includes Constantinople, and is, of counsel tho lion's share. But in this connection the question naturally arises will the other powers ot Europe tactily sumbit to a proceeding which is bound to disturb the existing equilibrium, in Europe and destroy the even balance of power which is now maintained between tlie different na- tions? On this point the New York Sun throws some light. Says this ablo commentator on current events: "The Turks certainly cannot look for any assistance from France or Italy, nor is it likely that William II, though it ia his whim for the moment to pose aa the sultan's protector, would set li.mself to thwart his Austrian ally or the czar whome lately at St. Petersburg he strove so earnestly to conciliate. There remains only England and, were it agreed that her possession of Egypt should remain henceforth unchallenged, it is hardly conceivable, in view of the Lorn in upsetting tne treaty of San Stefano, but there is nothing In his present attitude, to justify the belief that he would now Interpose to shield Turkey from attack on the part of Austria and Russia." But whatever the attitude of the powers may be in the event of a seizure of Turkey by Austria and Russia, the statement advanced by the writer in Ttie London Quarterly Review Is sufficient in itself to arouse deep interest in the situation, and the reading pub- lice will eagerly scan the foreign news dispatches for some announcement of its verification.

BEAUTIFY THE FAIR GROUNDS. It was fully d'emonst-ratfd during the past week that the people of St. Joseph and the tributary country Ciave a warm spot for old-fashioned fairs-. That fact was demonstrated once before, when t'he oM fair grounds at the foot of Eleventh street were in existence, and' when the Infer-S-tate Exposition1 assceiaiion of happy1 memory provided old-fasihioned entertainment. Those old grounds excelled the -present location only in- one particular.

There was an abundiancie of sha(Je trees It aI.ways cooI and, Peasant -and homsil.ke there, an'3 the visitor did not dread t'he walk from one building to the other, for ther was no scorching sun, no blowing d'us't. Had it not been for t'he remarkably noble behavior of t'he weather during the past week the visitors to the oldi-fasnioned fair would: have had a decidedly uncomfortable time of it. The present grounds were laid out in 1892, and a decided mista'ke was made in not planting trees then. But can yet be easily overcome. this defect And If the Is The Old-Fashloned Fair close! yesterday, and today there Is silence on the grounds where for the past six days thousands have congregated daily to enjoy a programme replete with interesting features from beginning to end.

It had been promised in advance that every day should1 be a "big" day and it is worthy of cots that up to the hour of 5 o'clock, before which exhibitors were not allowed to remove their wares from the grounds, there was no appreciable difference in the order of exercises from that observed on Thursday when 25,000 visitors were crowded into the enclosure. The closing moments of the Old-Fashloned Fair found the most interesting races of the week in progress, the W7ild West show in the midst of a realistic reproduction of border experiences, the band still playing for Gilbert's dog and pony show, and the diving horses on their way to the stables after one of the finest exhibitions of the week. It was not to be expected that there would be an attendance such as characterized davs. but there wa3 a fine audience in the grand stand and It was favored with all the entertainment that could have been offered had there been twice the attendance of Thursday on- the grounds. It was this conscientious observance of their pledges, this strict adherence to the programme mapped out before the fair began, that sent everybody away pjeaeed with the management and guaranteed the suc cess of the Ola-u asnionea air 01 ioao.

A Great Baby Show. The of yesterday was- the baby show, which took placet at 1 p. m. in ex position hall. This wa'3 a feature not cne regular crograirrjmie.

ir yet embraced in the list of special ait- tractions, D'Ut Wll-'cn was -uevei-mei-cOT drawing cau'd not second even to ithe diivln horses. The hooks were toft open to entries up to 1:30 nv at Which time itweniy-eign-t non-o morne-is iruu registered 'their naimeis, together wlt'h the namea and ages or the -inrants wno were to be plaice-d in competition for tne ca-iti prizes offered. -At the outset the exhibitors and the ex-hiibiia were marshaled- on the hand stand in the. center of the hall. From the four sides of the gallery above an excellent view was thus had, and the crowd took 'full advantage of the opportunity.

It was well nigh impassible to get near enough to the railing to catch a glimpse of the Ibabiea and their mother, but itihoee fortunptcy-iioug'h to get within seeing distance -can vou'cih for the truth of t'he statement -that it was wapiti ten years of peaceful life, one glance at 'that array. It -would have taken a Solomon to tell 'Which was imcstt worthy of aid'm-iiration, the Uitt'le ones or their mothers, ea-dh of the latter 'beaming with pride and confident that the Wue ribbon would Boon decorate her child. A Catastrophe Averted, It became evident as the moments elapsed in waiting for the committee to make its appearance that the strain on the bandstand was too much to be safely risked. When it was constructed it was guaranteed to sustain the weight of twenty people, but here were twenty-eight women and twenty-eight babies. There was an ominous creaking of the timbers and cracking of joists, and there was danger that a week that had passed oft without an accident that was worth mention'ng would wind up with a terrible catastrophe.

It was wisely decided to transfer the baby show to the second story proper of the hall and this was accomplished without much difficulty or loss of t'me. There was a hitch in securing a committee. It had been agreed that the committee should be composed of ladies, but the management had telephoned all over town for members without success. It is not a desirable position, that of judge upon the merits of and it was known that a committee of men could not be secured under any circumstances, unless the members were furnished in advance with tickets to some remote point and a tratn kept in waiting to carry them away immedi ately after the announcement of the awards. After a long time a commit tee was secured consisting of Mrs.

Palmer L. Clark, Mr3. Conrad Hartzell and Mrs. T. E.

Browne, who set about their work fearlessly and did not consume any unnecessary time in reaching a decision. The Prize Winners. Ralph Lee, the 6-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W.

A. ozenberger ot 824 North Sixth street, was the choice of tron whose delight at the confirmation of her own opinion of her baby knew no Donnas. The second prize was awarded to Don the 4-mnnths-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burgderfer, of 3116 Lafayette street.

Don is a typical prize winner, as pretty as a picturs and as plump as a little partridge, wis mother was not the only one who was pleased and who regarded the members of the committee as acting unaer little snort or Inspiration. There Is an old saying about valuable goods being done up in small pack ages, and the management must have had this In mind In offering the third prize, which the committee gave to Marjorie Lucille, the 11-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hatch of 2243 Felix street. Mr.

Hatch is yard cierK in tne Missouri Pacific freisht office on Olive street and his wife is a fragile little woman who would per haps tip the scales at 90 pounds, but who enjoys perfect health. And littls Marjorie! Why, she is just the daintiest ana prettiest little baby to be found anywhere, and as bright as she is pretty. Some day she will likely be settin Don and Ralph Lee by the ears. It is a significant fact that of the twenty-eight entries there were nineteen girls and nine bovs. This does not look much as if there was war in the immediate future.

A Week's Good Luck. In addition to what has been written from day to day concerning The Old Fashioned Fair and the management. it may be said that a great deal has been acctimrliis'hd beyond the mere securing of a large attendance. First of all, every premium has been paid in cash, so far a3 is known, and this has been a source of satisfaction to exhibi tors. Some of the diplomas have not been delivered, as the wind was blowing so hard yesterday afternoon that thsy could not be filled out and will have to be sent by mail.

But, as one old farmer expressed it. "it is pleasanter to have the cash premium in one's pocket and the diploma coming by mail, than to have the diploma in one's pocket and the cash always coming." Exhibitors at this far went away willing and ready to take the word of W. T. Van Brunt and Palmer L. Clark for anything.

It was as good as gold, though they had both the word and the gold before they left. The cattlemen and other stock exhibitors were particularly well pleased and morning two distinct combinations called on Mr. Van Brant and Secretary Clark with memorials and Detitions ac knowledging fair treatment and promising co-operation in case the fair is repeated next year and conducted on the same basis. These tribute were none the less pleasant because wholly unexpected and unquestionably written in good faith. The Daily Bound-TJp.

The estimate of attendance on the different days of the week, as made 'by the management.on a very conseirvati-ve -basis, is as foltows': Monday, Tluesday, 4.000; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 3.0UO. Outside figures exceed iiihe.se considerably, bint even accepting the figures of Messrs. Van Brunt and Clark it must be admitted that the Olid Fashioned Fair has been a success beyond anything that could have been hoped for. Great credit is d.ue the management for the special effort made to entertain the visitors on Saturday. It was realized that a great many town people could not get away from their business to attend on any other day, and it was determined that, they should have the very best there was on the programme.

There was no feature of t'he daily programme omitted, and some of the fea-turfs presented d'a-ily were never eo and interesting aa yesterday. The Slayton Jubilee singers scored a great success during the week and Mr. Van Brunt yesterday closed a new contract with them for another week at Krug park. They have been a draw. ing card right along and it is but fair to say that their popularity has earned them an increased price under their contract.

The excellent order maintained at the fair grounds during the week has been phenomenal. It was largely due to the fact that no cause was given for complaint and also to the presence at all times of a detail of policemen and secret service men, who were seldom if ever compelled to interefre in the Interests of peace and good order. Altogether it was an Ideal Old-Fashloned Fair, in which Messrs. Van Brunt and Clark have set the pace greatly lessen the evils now patent til changed temper of her people, that her nearly all men, but the one class, who government would venture to obstruct created the complex and elastic system once more, as it did in 1S2S, 18:34, ISo.l under what the evils sought to hi reme- and 1S78, ttie deliverance of the Chris-lied are possible. We offer no excuse) tian subjects of the Turks, It is true for lynch law.

It is lawless and horri-1 that Lord Salisbury co-operated with tie. and has grown out of evils only I more detestable and shockm-. "The way to correct tne evil is to change the mode of Our attorneys and judges are too much addicted to mutual admiration. Often attorneys are rude to the verge of insolence to witnesses and others. They are not regardful of the rights and privileges of the laity.

The people have the power to correct these things, an 1 -when they begin it will be too late for the 'learned brothers to tne procession." POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS. Ex-Postmaster General Wanamaker outlined a plan for postal savings banks In 18S2. which has been revived by the announcement of Senator Mason of Illinois that he will introduce a bill at the next session of congress providing for the establishment of such institutions. The Wanamaker plan was: "Designated postoffices to receive on deposit sums of not loss than $1, which may be in postage stamps on cards- to tie furnished, interest to be added from the beginning of the next month after deposit, on sums of not less than $10. All deposits to be transmitted to the secretary of the treasury, who shall, at the beginning of each half year, fix the rate of Interest to he pa to depositors.

Said interest to be cne-i half of 1 per cent less than the current rate at savings hanks at the monetary i centers. The secretary of the treas- unry shall keep account of deposits by states and, to put the money in circulation, shall offer the funds arising in each state as a loan to the national banks of the same state, at a rate of Interest to be fixed by him, and sums shall be declared trust funds and shall be a preferred claim against the assets of the bank." It is argued that the establishment of such a system will provide the wage earner with a place wherein he can de-! to the wage-earners of the country, and To take that route to run the risk of this fact should be well considered gin- being frozen in til long from any-erally by employers. With such a broad where for an entire Arctic winter, with His Usefulness Was Gone. Tourist Where is the hermit who occupied a cave in the mountain last year? Native Well, ye see he got to plavin billiards fer the drinks at the hotel 'too often an' they had to fire him. Puck.

Keep Cool There ain't no sense in gettin' riled An' havin'-'all your temper spiled, There ain't no use o' showin' spite Because things don't turn out jest right. Don't flare up like an ol' blame fool Keep cool. When things is gettin' in a muss, Don rave aroun' an' start a fuss: Gol dar yer eyes, it might be wuss Keep cool. Ye'll sleep a good deal sounder, too v2.Jnyfiytr.Jneals and won''t set blue ye 11 find the sun ain't dropped away Because there is one cloudy day Don't let yerself be Dull Cara's'tool Keep cool. Pittsburg News and substantial basi3 of prosperity for, the country as is exhibited in the immense crop3 and unusually large prices for all agricultural productsthe tide of t' me nuc u.

luusijcmj iiiuoi opccui.y ue leit in every channel of industry and trade, and the laborer who consumes the more costly v.v, lauuci, must have increased wages to enable him to provide himself and hia household with food. It Is one of the great misfortunes of the country that the reduction of wage3 one of the first things felt when depression and paralysis come In industrial circles, and the increase oi wagfs posit his hard earned wages, and rest present exposition grounds are to be In knowing that they will be maneirtly rnaiarta-inedi the ssoiier tiris is.

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