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Meade County News. JOB D. WCHBtl, Fab. MEADE, KAN at KANSAS COMMENT. Eeso Apple Men.

The apple grow- er of Reno county have organized a combine for mutual benefit. The Governor iSick. Governor Bailey had his turn with the grip last week and was away from the executive office. Fish Commissioner. Gov.

Bailey has announced his selection of Dell Travis, of Pratt, for appointment as state fish commissioner. Mrs. Forter Is III. Mrs. Emma T.

Forte, president of Kansas W. R. is confined to her home in Marysville with pneumonia. Cows Drowsed. Monte Kearse, of Niles, southern Ottawa county, has lost 18 cows by drowning.

They crowd ed onto the ice and it gave way. Elevator Is Buhsed. The Rock grain elevator at Pawnee Rock, is burned at a loss of $10,000. 1 here was several thousand bushels of wheat in it. Two to One.

The city of Parsons, by a vote of two to one voted for issuing about 540,000 in bonds for a site and school building in the second ward. Significant. "I've seen a lot of things around this legislature," said a girl employe the other day, "that couldn't go through the United States mails." Low Death Rat. At the Topeka insane asylum it is five and three-tenths per cent; the lowest reported in a list of 19 asylums in nearly as many states. Moke Oil Leases.

They are still being filed at the court house and cover more leases in the Mnlvane gas and oil field. The machinery for drilling has arrived at Mulvane. River Brethren. Another colony of this religions sect in Dickinson county are seeking a place to move to. Fourteen of them have gone to California to spy out the land.

College Rodtism. The trouble at the oratorical contest at Atchison is having good results in that a number of Kansas colleges are likely to be rid of the long prevailing rowdyism. Pension Surgeons. Pension examining surgeons appointed in Kansas: Dr. L.

W. Merrick, at Wichita; Dr. J. A. Rea, at Wellington; J.

W. Darlington and A. W. Somerset, at Holton. No Salt Plant.

Bucklin's bill providing for the establishment of a state salt plant at the state reformatory at Hutchinson has been killed by the house ways and means committee. The bill carried an appropriation of 830,000. Wichita Rate Case. The hearing of the case of Wichita vs. certain railroads involving charges of discrimination in freight rates in favor of Kansas City, has been had at Washington before the interstate commerce commission.

Wreck at Florence. The California Limited train on February 26, crashed into a local freight which was standing on a side track at Florence. The Limited was running 25 miles an hour and when it struck the switch the engine jumped to the side track leaving the tender on the main line. The mail car toppled over and two mail clerks, W. O.

Rogers and R. O. McGee were standing in the door ready to throw out mail and were thrown out and dragged along the ground. McGee had a leg broken in two places, while Rogers escaped with only a sprained ankle. Burs CnANUTE Wells.

C. J. Devlin of Topeka has bought a controlling interest in 170 acres of land in the Cha-nute oil and gas field, which has seven oil wells, with a flowing capacity for at least 67 wells. Colonel J. D.

Norton of Topeka, is to be manager of the property. Farmers' Insurance Company. A recent statement of the Brown County Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance company shows that with over $4,000,000 at ribk, the loss was only about $6,000, or less than one-sixth of one per cent. Won Gold Medal. Grace Tier, of Fnrley, Sedgwick county, won the gold medal in the essay coutest at the state normal school at Emporia.

Her essay was entitled "The Home of My iForefathers," and those who heard it give the young woman the highest praise for her work. Depot Burned. Lightning struck the Santa Fe depot at Elk City and it was burned. The ticket rack was all that was saved. A box car will serve for a ticket office until a new depot is built in the spring.

New Mission College. The Swedish Mission conference has raised 845,000 of the $75,000 necessary to establish the new mission college at Mc-Pberson. It is believed that the balance will be made up the coming summer and fail. Champagne oi: Kaw Water. The senate defeated a resolution "instructing the government of the United States not to use champagne in the christening of the proposed new battle-thip Kansas and there were 15 votes in favor of it Baker University Won.

At the college contest in oratory held at Atchison the judges awarded first place to Edward Hislop, of Baker University, Baldwin; second place to T. J. Hopkins, of Ottawa university. Ottawa: third place to Wallace Thompson, of Washburn college, Topeka. There were five other contestants.

No Increase. The house committee of the whole has killed the bill providing for an increase in the salary of the supreme court justices from S3, 000 to 55,000 a year. Taboos Frats. President Miller, of the Presbyterian college at Emporia, gave an ultimatum from the faculty to the fraternitv statins- that if mem bers did not sever all connections with ithe Delta Kappa Gamma fraternity they would be svspended. He also had published in the local papers.

Seventeen Organs In the past year seventeen country schools in Lyon county have bought organs, raising the money by means of box socials and similar plans. A number of the school hava alio bought libraries. KANSAS LEGISLATURE. 48TH DAT. Both honsex pawed the bill to buy a S1.500 silvw service for the battleship Kaunas.

The aenate pasted the bill providing for the permanent mvextment of school funds in TJni ted Htates and other bond. The hlarkmailino- bill won nent to the governor. Tapp's bill re- quimiK lur tt iii la eireet railway company to Dat a rimtinctrtr ln mnm mf muflHl. Among bills pawed by the senate are: Pro- viaing ror ine appointment or a commissioner to para upon all "union military" claims outstanding and report to the next legislature: creating a court to determine what Price raid and Qnantrell raid claims should be paid by the state and to report to the next legislature. The senate bill requiring cities of the second class to maintain courses of study which would enable graduates to enter the freshman class of the state university was passed by the house.

The child labor bill has passed the house. It firohibits the employment of children under he age 14 years in any capacity or under the age of 18 years in night work. The house passed the bills: To regulate the plumbing business to provide for the protection of river banks repeating the Hanna public utility law of 1H97: requiring life insurance comprnies to place in their contracts for insurance all the verbal representations of their agents. The senate has approved McKnight's insurance company bill which gives the Kansas Mutual authority to consummate its merger with the Kansas Union. 4TH DAT.

There was an effort made in the senate to commit the state officially against the use of champagne in christening the battleship Kan-which was defeated by a vote of 19 to 15. The senate passed a congressional reapportionment bill. There is no change except in the Heventh and Third. Both houses passed the bill making the operation of slot machines a felony. The state fair bill was adversely reported to the house by the ways ard means committee.

A motion was made to place it on the calendar which was lost, Both houses have passed the senate bill repealing the double liability law. The house passed the senate bill requiring all machinery in mannfacturing establishments to be safeguarded for the protection of employes. 50TIT DAY. Many senate bills died on the senate calendar. Among them are An appropriation for a horticultural display at Ht.

Louis; Hmith's anti-consolidation of corporations; requiring county officers to give bonds for a state examiner of county treasuries: authorizing the narration of home co-operative concerns; tlio deed of trust bill. The legislature quit businees very early on the morning of March 12. A few members of. each house will continue in mimic session until the governor has passed upon all bills which have reached him. Congressional reapportionment was finally disposed of by action of the house by a vote of 47 to 5s upon a motion to recall the senate bill from the committee that had failed to act upon it.

A bill having passed to place a bust- of John J. Imralls in the rotunda of the national capital Mr. Waggener offered a bill to appropriate Stt.UX) to purchase a bust and the house passed it. The house at 2 oVlock in the morning passed the senate bill which provides for the election of railroad commissioners by the people. It gives the governor power to fill vacancies in the board until the regular election in 19J4.

The bill re-enacting the nuisance clause of the prohibition law passed both houses. The bill to prohibit professional baseball games on Sunday died on the house calendar. Note. The days of the sessions have been numbered in this report without reference to the constitutional 50 days, but by the actual number of days in which the legislature has been in session. K.

U. Withdraws. The oratorical association of the state university has formally withdrawn from the state oratorical association on account of the trouble at the Atchison oratorical contest. No Book Work Contract. The senate receded from its amendment to the state printer bill providing that the bookwork and binding should be let by contract.

Double Liability. The legislature has passed an act repealing the law making stockholders in corporations liable in twice the amount of their stock. Two Appropriations. The Winfield imbecile asylum receives by the appropriation of the legislature $177,010. The reform school at Topeka gets SI Fish Hatchep.t Passed.

The house state fish hatchery bill passed the senate in the closing hours. The bill carries an appropriation of SI 0,000. Choir of 400. A choir of four hun dred voices was a feature at the re vival meeting at Topeka. Over 5,000 people attended the first meeting.

Gas and Oil Bonds. Emporia has voted bonds for exploring beneath the city for gas and oil; to the amount of The vote was 730 to 244. Congressional Convention. The republican congressional convention is to be held at Great Bend on April 2. Nuisance Clause Re-enacted.

A bill re-enacting the nuisance clause of the prohibitory law was passed by both houses. The action was taken be cause the supreme court decided recently that the Hurrell law repealed the old law containing the nuisance feature. Must Encase Belting. An act has passed the legislature requiring belting for machinery to be cased. The bill is stringent in its requirements for the safety of employes in manufactories, in many particulars.

Fish and Game Bill. Senator Si mons' bill providing for the appointment of a fish and game warden was killed in the house. The vote was 33 to 52. The commissioner was to have received a salary of $1,000 a year and $400 traveling expenses. He was to take the place of the fish warden and was to look after the enforcement of the game as well as the fish laws of the state.

Says Loss Is Small. The Liberal News declares that the percentage of loss of cattle was small. To Plaitt Pinks. A movement has been started to ask President Roosevelt to set aside 75,000 acres in Finney county as a forest reserve. It is planned to have the work under the direction of the bureau of forestry if the president grants the request.

Pine trees will be planted. Katt Brakeman Killed. Frank York, a brakemun on the "Katy," run ning from Parsons to Junction City, was run over at Emporia and died shortly afterward. His home is in Parsons. Kansas Horses in Demand.

The demand for Kansas horses in the East has caused a decided advance in values. Buyers at Abilene have shipped over 900 horses in tho past year and others in adjoining counties have done as much. The horses that two years ago sold for now bring $100 or over and the farmers are going in to the busi ness more extensively than ever. Parsons Asylum. The appropria tion bill for that institution, as passed, carries $200,000 for a new building and $70,000 for equipment, etc.

No State Fair. When the house ways and means committee adversely reported the state fair bill, Hutcheson, of Pratt, moved to place it on the calendar. Kinkle, of Reno, moved to lay the motion on the table. The Kinkle motion carried by a vote of 38 to 37. This kills all legislation along state fair lines for this No Soldiers' Monument.

The bill providing for a monument to the soldiers and Bailors of the civil war was killed in the house by objection to its advanoaiBeat on tht calendar. Decided at Primary. The Repub lican primary at Topeka for nomination of a candidate for mayor, had an open-saloon candidate and a candidate who favors the execution of law. In this primary the total woman vcte cast was 5,378, of which there was a majority of 2,128 for prohibition. The total male vote cast was 5,943, of which there was a prohibition majority of 025; making a total majority of 2,752.

A $5C0 Toot. A Dickinson county woman has brought suit 16c divorce against her husband. The couple live on a fine farm which is the wife's prop erty. The story goes that she gave him $500 seceutly and sent him to town to buy horses. lie filled up in Abilene, went to Junction City in order to get better facilities for a big toot and blew in every cent of the money.

Appointments. Governor Bailey has announced the appointment of C. A. McNeill, of Columbus, and F. D.

Den-man, of Osborn, as members of the State board of charities; M. C. Campbell of Wichita, as chairman of the State live stock sanitary board, and J. B. Dobyns, of Elk county as member of the board of managers of the Dodge City soldiers' home.

Mud Stories An Ottawa doctor telU of a trip in the country during which in many places the axles of his scraped the top of the mud. At an Ottawa funeral it required four horses to each carriage to go to the cemetery. Pittsburg grocers have quit deliveries at mining camps, it being impossible to deliver goods on account of the mud. Fined $100 and Costs. One Nieo-tlemus, who has a second hand store in Newton, was found guilty of receiving stolen property and fined.

He had bought a quantity of brass from a number of boys who stole it in the railroad yards. Asylum Outrages. The legislative committee appointed to investigate the reported outrages and scandals at the Topeka and Osawatomie insane asylums will meet in Topeka on April 20 for the purpose of commencing its investigation. Fish Hatchery. It is stated that the state fish hatchery will be located at Pratt.

The power to locate it rests with the governor and the fish warden, and the governor has appointed Dell Travis, of Pratt, as warden. To Clean tuh Town. At Salina a Civic Improvement League has been organized, and an active campaign in the work of cleaning up and beautifying the town was commenced prompt- For Sifting Old Scrip. Both houses passed a bill for appointment by the governor of a commission to pass npon all outstanding "Union Military" scrip and report to the next legislature. To Buy Coal The legisla ture appropriated $25,000 to buy the Green farm, adjoining the penitentiary for the purpose of extending the prison coal mines under it.

Gets a Write Up. The Robisons of Tovranda have secured quite a reputation in Chicago for their draft horses. The Livestock Journal of Chicago gi ves them a write-up. Democratic Convention. The convention of that party to nominate a candidate to succeed Chester I.

Long in congress is called to meet at Dodge City on April 9. FARM For $30, 000. The Ford Harvey farm eight miles west of Emporia, has been sold to V. B. Wright.

The price is $30,000. It is one of the finest farms in the country. Struck Quicksand. The first day's boring at Arkansas City struck quicksand and a halt was called until casing could be Large Convekmion, There will be 191 delegates in the Seventh district Republican convention. Pay of Some Increased.

The house and senate reached an agreement on the executive and judicial appropriation bill, which increases salaries of some state house officials, among them the salary of the curator of the Goss collection of birds to $800 a year. Slot Machines. The house has passed the senate bill, prohibiting the use of slot machines in Kansas. Gov ernor Bailey says he will sign the bill. Under the provisions of the new law the operation of slot machines is re garded as a felony.

Conference Agreements. The dif ferences between the house and the senate over the St. Louis world's fair and state printer's bills and the bill pro viding for the election of railroad com missioners by popular vote were settled by a conference. A' Teacher's Pluck. A Newton young lady school teacher started to drive to her school one day this week and got stalled in the mud.

She unhitched the horse, turned it loose and then walked the rest of the way to school. Widow Gets $2,000. llrakeman Blarney requested that the usual withholding from his pay check of dues on his life insurance should lie skipped at last pay day. His request was not heeded on account of its making extra work on the booka Two days later he was killed and by this close shave his wife gets $2,000 on the policy. For Davis' Eyes.

The house passed an appropriation of $300 to Bert Davis, a member of Battery K. N. at for injuries to his eyes in the premature explosion of a cannon. All Talk at Once. Clarence Anderson, of Lindsborg, says he has invented an electrical apparatus for a telephone system by which twenty-five telephones can be used on one wire and any one of the twenty-five telephones may be called up without disturbing the others.

Theiii Pat Raised. A special act has become a law which raises the pay of the county commissioners of Kbaw-nee county from $900 to $1,000 a year. Twelve years ago they received $23 a month each. Large Receipt of Nails. Fourteen car loads of nails aggregating 980,000 pounds of wire nails, or an average of 70,000 pounds to the carload, have arrived in Wichita billed direct from the factory to a Wichita firm.

The cost of the nails was about 524,500. A Pioneer Woman. Mrs Elizabeth Randle, one of the pioneer, residents of Reno county, is dead at the age of Co. She was formerly of Lexington where she was principal of the first negro school established after the civil war, TRUE HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND DEEDS OF ST. PATRICK There are strange notions regard ing St Patrick, Apostle and Bishop of Ireland.

Many people still believe St. Patrick to be a peasant boy, who came suddenly into prominence and earned his title by killing all deadly reptiles in Ireland with the wave of his hand. Shorn of fiction, the life of St. Patrick is one of deep interest. The wise men claim St Patrick as a Scotchman, Englishman, Frenchman, Spaniard, or Welshman, but every son of Erin knows that the saint was an Irishman.

St. Patrick was of the Irish royal blood, and to show that he was not of any other nationality let us ex amine his ancestry. His father was Caiphurnius, a deacon, son of Potitus, a priest in the Roman Catholic church. His mother wa3 Conchessa, a near rel ative to St. Martin of Tours.

Potitus was son of Odais, son of Connudh; son of Leobut; son of Mere; son of Oda, son of Ore, son of Muric, son of Ore, son of Leo, son of Maxime, son of Oth- rag, son of Einlede, son of Euse, son of Piliste, son of Pherum (Farine), son of Briottan Maol, son of Fearghus Lethdug, son of Nunbaidh, a quo of the Nundians, who were descended of Magog, son of Japhet Caiphurnius was the Latinization of the Celtic, Cal-pum; the later form was Maculpum, now MacAlpin, one of the early royal families in Scotland, who came into that country from Ireland, where they were of the royal and noble lineage. As a child, St. Patrick was called Suc-cat, but when he was baptized into the Catholic faith his name was changed to Paderic, or Patrick, which means "a nobleman." So here is our saint's name, Patrick McAlpin, who aa a boy first came into historical prominence in Gaul, then a Roman province. St. Patrick landed in Ireland as a missionary in 432 A.

D. Ireland at that time was peopled by a fierce and fiery race of sun and idol worshipers, whose priests were the Druids. They had, strange to say, a code of morals of their own, and they treated women with the greatest consideration. They were barbarians, for the Romans, who for nearly 400 years had been the conquerors of Britain, had to acknowledge that they could do nothing with the people of Ireland. Invincible in warfare, they were, too, and their code of morals, which gave them rugged health, was perhaps as much to be credited with this result as their valor on the field.

St. Patrick landed in County Meath. His first convert was Benignus, a boy at the house of whose parents the saint stopped. The next convert was Prince Diehn, who, hearing of the landing of St. Patrick, came down to the coast to drive him and his religion into the sea.

But Prince Dlehn's sword arm became rigid as marble when he attacked St Patrick, and Diehn, finding that he was dealing with some one above the human, accepted Christianity and was baptized. St Patrick's great ambition was the conversion of his old master. Prince Personnel of St Patrick. St Patrick is believed to have begun his missionary labors in Ireland in about the year A. D.

432, being then in the very perfection of his physical manhood. In figure he is represented as being over the ordinary hight of men, but attenuated by early suffering in slavery, and in consequence of his strict observance the rules of fasting and abstinence laid down by his instructor, St German us, of whom it is said "that, from the day on which he began his ministry to the day of his death, a period of thirty years, he never touched wheaten bread, nor did he allow himself the common -seasoning of salt with his barley, the only food which he permitted In temperament St Patrick was grave and stern, and sometimes moved to acts of severity, was easily meited to compassion at tae sight of physical suffering or mental affliction; and, like most great men who have made themselves a place in the world's history, he had an unbending will and temper prone to sudden bursts of anger; in his case, how-vtr, ubdutd and kept In check by Milchu. He traveled north in the direction of Milchu's castle, but when he came in sight of it a great red light in the sky caused him to halt in wonder. He soon learned the cause of the glare. His fame as a converter of souls to Christ had preceded him.

Something made the old warrior Milchu feel, when he "heard that St Patrick was traveling to his castle, that he would be led to desert the gods of his fathers. Milchu determined to prevent such a humiliating fate by dying as he had lived, so he set fire to his ancestral home and perished in the flames sooner than be converted by St. Patrick. From the funeral fyre of his old master, St. Patrick burned with a new and brilliant idea in view.

The court of King Lacghaire (Anglicized to O'Leary, and ancestor of that family), son of Nial Mor, of the time of the Nine Hostages, 126th monarch of Ireland, whose reign opened 378 A. D. (he married first Inne, daughter of Prince Luighdrach, and became ancestor of the princely families O'Neil and McNeil St. Brigid, or Bridget, who is the patron saint of Ireland, is of this house), was about to meet to celebrate the festival of the Fes of Tara. Here all the priests and dignitaries gathered to worship in the national fashion, and St.

Patrick determined to strike a blow at the fountain head at once. The sequel showed how wise a determination it was. As he approached the vicinity of the palace, St. Patrick lighted a fire, to camp for the This was a grave offense, for no fires were allowed to be lighted until the sacrificial fire of the following morning was ignited. The king saw the rebellious blaze in the distance, and sent to find out who had kindled it.

St. Patrick wa3 discovered sitting as bold as a lion at his fireside on the plain, in company with a few followers. The king, who knew too well with whom he had to deal, ordered St Patrick to be brought to the idolatrous celebration on the following morning to pit his supernatural powers against those of the court magicians and high priests. At daybreak, therefore, behold the Druidical high priests and St Patrick arrayed against each other, King Laeghaire and court and people looking on expectantly. The Druids had the first inning.

They made snow fall to the depth of several feet, but they could not get rid of the beautiful. They caused black darkness to cover the land, but when they called for light the light declined to come. So they had to suffer the ignominy of accepting the proffered assistance of St Patrick, who caused snow and darkness to disappear in a twinkling. Then St Patrick challenged the chief priest to a trial that looked all in favor of the latter. He proposed to have the priest placed on a pile of green wood, and the boy, Benignus, who accompanied the party, placed on a pile of dry wood, and a test was made to see whose God would protect his own watchfulness and continual self-denial: His dress was a tunic, or long garment, of coarse wool or serge, which covered the whole body and reached quite to the feet; a cuculla, or small hood for the head, which ended in a point, and, when not drawn over the head, hung over the neck and shoulders; and an inner garment of haircloth.

He wore the tonsure, but no covering for his head other than the cuculla, and his feet were bare, save as they were partially covered by the thin sandals. The Day Generally Observed. Few anniversaries are more heartily observed than is the natal day of St Patrick by the loyal Irish people in America. The wearing of the green has become a very common practice, and the Irish national societies put forth their best efforts in the line of entertainments and parades. In Ireland, the celebrations less formal, but more universal.

The shamrock is worn everywhere, in commemoration of the fact that when St Patrick was preaching the doctrine of the trinity, he made use of this plant bearing tire leavsi from the flames. The priest accepted, with the result that he was burned to ashes, while the flames did not injure tie boy at all. Then King Laeghaire. with rage in his heart and a smile on his lips, invited St. Patrick to come to his palace on the following day.

Armed men were stationed on the road to kill the saint and his followers, but they saw only a few deer pass them in the night. Then the king played his last card. A cup of poisoned wine was given St. Patrick when he reached the palace, but the saint turned the cup upside down, the poison fell out, and again the king was foiled. Then he decided to make the best of it and gave St' Patrick the freedom of his kingdom to do as ho pleased.

St Patrick's career began from that moment. King Laeghaire would not submit to be baptized, but he showed that Christianity had made a deep impression on him. When his preaching failed to convert the heathen St Patrick lifted the "staff of Jesus" against the idol, "when suddenly, by the power of God, the idol fell on its side and the silver and gold poured forth from it broken and powdered into dust and the earth swallowed up the twelve inferior gods," images surrounding the chief idol. On another occasion, when two brothers were engaged in a fierce combat with swords, the saint made their arms immovable as stones, staying them in the air, which miraculous intervention made good Christians of the brothers. During one Lenten season the apostle retired for prayer to a mountain in Connaught It was during this retreat that he banished the serpents from Ireland.

St. Patrick was at Madh where he was warned that death was near. The saint proceeded to Armagh, where he made his episcopal headquarters, as first Bishop of Armagh. While here an angel appeared to him in a vision and gave him minute instructions about the size and style of the proposed cathedral. Accordingly he built the wall 140 feet long, the great hall was 30 feet long, the kitchen 17 feet and the treasury for the sacred vessels 7 feet, as the angel ordained, and when it was done the saint went to Rome to bring back a "linen cloth marked with the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ," besides certain relics of SS.

Peter and Paul and Stephen. He was told in a dream to return to the province of Uladh, which was the scene of his first triumphs. When he arrived at Saul he took to his bed and died on March 17, 492 A. sixty years after his arrival in Ireland, at the great age of 120 years. The apostle of Ireland and its first bishop breathed his last surrounded by converts of his ministry.

He found in Ireland 3,000,000 of pagans, and in sixty years he had changed the religious aspect of the land so completely that there was not an idol to be found on all the land. on one as a of the great mystery. In every household a plateful of the herb placed on the breakfast table of the "master" and the drowned in generous draughts of whisky, after which the bottle is sent to the servants in the kitchen. Among the higher class at Dublin the celebration is topped off with a big ball at St Patrick's hall, Dublin castle. St Patrick's Pre-eminent Virtues.

Among what may be called the human virtues of St Patrick, there were three for which he was pre-eminently remarkable; his sense of justice, his directness of purpose, and his unflinching administration of law and enforcement of discipline. After completing his labors, the apostle directed, it is said, by an angelic visitant, proceeded to Down pat-rick, where, having ended his earthly mission, he passed gently into the other life to receive the reward of his good works. He had become blind and quite feeble before the time of his death. His age at the time of mortality is variously stated at -from SI to 121 years. Federal Court Issues An Injunction Against Team Drivers' Union.

ARE GOVERNMENT CARTMEN. Kansas City, Mar. .14. Much uneasiness has been manifested by the large wholesale and retail business houses of the city over the teamsters' strike and there is a strong probability that the business men and merchants will take a hand in the trouble and attempt to force a settlement between the employers and the men. An injunction has been granted to the Kansas City Transfer against the Team Drivers' International Union, No.

459, and the sympathizers of the strike, by Judge John F. Phillips of the United States district court The action was brought on the ground that the complainants are government cart-men, being employed by the government in transporting bonded goods. The papers filed with the court state that the company was unable to secure the names of all the members of the union, but such names when obtained will be added to the list contained in the order. The order restrains the defendants fioin participating in the strike; from interfering with or intimidating the company's drivers; from picketing or patroling the sidewalks adjacent to the company's place of business and from confederating or conspiring to ruin, destroy or damage the business of the company. A.

United States deputy marshal served the order on the defendants immediately after it was granted. It is probable that other transfer companies will ask for restraining orders from the federal court Foolish Legislation. New York, Mar. 16. The World cites the following instances of fool legislation of this years hatch.

U. S. Senator Wellington sought to have the constitution amended to prohibit the possession of more than ten million dollars by any individual citizen. Kissing without a certificate of health from a physician is prohibited by a bill before the legislature of Montana. A bill fixing a tux of $50 a year on bachelors and $25 a year on old maids, who are such voluntarily.

The Missouri legislature in 1897 actually passed a law which fined widows and maidens from $100 to $500 for rejecting a suitor. (The World might have added several fool bills presented in the Kansas legislature.) Intermarried Cherokee. Vinita, I. Mar. 16.

The Cherokee division of the Dawes commission has been directed not to permit the intermarried citizens of the Cherokee nation to receive allotments of land at this time, pending citizenship, but to permit this class of citizens to apply for reservations, to include their improvements. The secretary of the interior has ordered tnat the names of all intermarried citizens be eliminated from the schedules of the final roll, transmitted from the Dawes commission to the department This is based upon reference to the court of claims of the question of the status of intermarried citizens. Australian Cyclone. Brisbane, Queensland, Mar. 12.

Townsville, North Queensland, lias been visited by a cyclone in which many persons were killed or injured. A part of the hospital building collapsed during the storm, killing six persons. Schools, churches and residences were destroyed, and many of the inhabitants have been rendered homeless. Wreck Near Omaha. Omaha, Mar.

13. The "ovdr-land limited" east-bound and freight train No. 27, west-bound, on the Union Pacific, collided head-on at Gilmore station, 12 miles west of here. The fireman on the freight is buried beneath the wreckage and is supposed to be dead. Five other train men are reported killed.

A number of the passengers are reported injured. A wrecking crew and a corps of doctors have gone to the scene of the wreck. Gilirioro has no night operator. Financial legislation. Washington, Mar.

12. President Roosevelt bad a conference with Representatives Hill and Calderhead, both of whom were members of the banking and currency committee of the house in the 57th. congress. It is the desire of Messrs. Hill and Calderhead that the president should use his influence to bring about financial legislation early in the Fifty-eighth congress.

It is regarded quite likely that President Roosevelt will deal with the subject in his next message to congress. Secretary Cortolyoa Besieged. Washington, March 10. Secretary Cortelyou has been besieged during the week by politicians who wanted to secure places for their constituents, but he has beeu compelled to announce that they would be filled in the usual course by selections from the civil service eligible list This applies to all clerkships and minor appointments. Accommodations have been arranged for a private office for the secretary aud another for Mr.

Garfield, and for about 40 or 50 clerks. Wheat Going to Mexico. Kansas City, Mar. 14 Three hundred cars of wheat are in process of shipment from Kansas City to Mexico. The movement has been on for several days and will continue until the entire shipment is made.

The cars are going out under contract with the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad, and Grant W. Kcnney, of the board of trade, is handling a large part of them. Tariff on grain was suspended by Republic of Mexico aud the present shipments arc to get the grain in during suspension. Earthquakes In Haxony. Berlin, Mar.

10. Earthquake shocks have been felt for two days in the district of Voigtland, Saxony in the Oregon mountains. The first day's shocks were slight but later were violent The inhabitants of Grazlits left their homes. The tremors were felt so far as Plouen, Richenback and Zwickau. Houses at Unter Sachensenburg and at Aach shook for several seconds.

There wag great excitement throughout the afltcud dlatrlot. ALL TIRED OUT. The weary, for n-o all-tired feeling come to everybody who taxes the kidneys. When the kidneys are overworked they fail to perform the duties nature has provided for them to do. When the kidneys fail, dangerous disease quickly follows; urin ary disorders, diabetes, dropsy, rheumatism, Bright's disease.

Doan's Kidney Pills cure all kidney and bladder ills. Read the following case: Veteran Joshua Heller of 706 South Walnut street, TJrbana, 111., says: "In the fall of 1899 after getting Doan's Kidney Pills at Cunningham drug store in Champaign and taking a course of treatment I told the readers of the paper that they had relieved me of kidney trouble, disposed of a lame back with pain across my loins and beneath the shoulder blades. During the interval which had elapsed I have had occasion-to report to Doan's Kidney Pills when I noticed warnings of attack. On each and every occasion the results obtained were just as satisfactory as when the pills were first brought to my notice. I just as emphatically endorse the preparation to-day as I did over two years ago." A FREE TRIAL of this great kidney medicine which cured Mr.

Heller will be mailed on application to any part of the United States. Medical advice free; strictly confidential. Address Foster-Milburn Buffalo, N. Y. For sale by all druggists.

Price 60 cents per box. Throwing Out the Lifeline. An Atchison woman says her husband is miserly. Did she ever try deep breathing for it? It will cure everything. Atchison Globe.

THOSE WHO HATE TRIED IT will use no other. Defiance Cold Water Starch has no equal in Quantity or Quality 16 oz. for 10 cents. Other brands contain only 12 oz. Many Plaintiffs In 8uit.

In an action for slander brought against a well-known anti-semlte of Berlin all the male Jews of the town of Kronitz figure as plaintiffs. Grim Determination. A Somerville girl fell upstairs one day this week, but she protests that she is going to get married in October, just the same. Somerville Journal. What is Your Opinion? It is our opinion that a woman looks ridiculous at all times when she is hurrying, except when she is hurrying to get dinner.

Atchison Globe. To Show Italy's Gratitude. The Italian parliament is considering a proposal to grant a pension of $500 a year to the four granddaughters of Gen. Garibaldi. Hungary Leads in Enterprise.

Hungary, the first country to adopt cycles for postal service, has also been the first to take up mortors for the same purpose. Leaves Senate for Farm. Former United States Senator Ransom of North Carolina is devoting his time to farming on a huge and scientific scale. Ruminants Defined. "What is a ruminating animal?" asked the examination paper.

Tommy knew. In a fine, bold, convincing round hand, wrote he: "An animal what chews its cubs." London Globe. London Birthplace of Y. M. C.

A. London is the birthplace of the Toung Men's Christian association, and although it celebrated some eight years ago its semi-centennial, it has not become languid. President to Serve on Committee. President Roosevelt has consented to act as a member of the general committee which is in charge of the fund being raised to build a memorial to Henry Ward Beecher in Brooklyn. The Czar's Favorite Dog.

Lotki is the name of a large greyhound belonging to the Czar. This dog accompanied his master on his visit to Paris, three years ago, and shared with him in many of the honors of that visit Millionaire Acts as Motorman. Alfred G. Vanderbilt amused himself several days ago by playing motorman on one of the electric cars, running from his home into Newport, and presenting the motorman of tho car with a $20 bill for the privilege. One Cure for Consumption.

Dr. Sarah Barney of Franklin, N. employs a woman to drive her carriage. The woman was a consumptive patient, whom the outdoor life has completely cured. Incidentally she has become an excellent driver.

The Latest Chemical Wonder. An American chemist has invented a tube for truth. You speak Into it; the chemical solution changes color according to the tensity of your emotion, and truth and mendacity are described as being quite distinct and vivid colors. Child Labor Necessary. Compulsory education has been defeated in the West Virginia senate on the ground that if adopted it would destroy Wheeling industries and deprive many widows of their means of support which now come from the earnings of the'r young children.

Metals and Microbes. Prof. Raoul Plctet has proved that at a temperature of 200 degrees acids do not act npon metals, their molecules having ceased to live; and yet the microbes of many diseases subjected to that temperature, practically immured in a block of frozen air, enjoy good health. The Quarrelsome Man. If a man has a quarrelsome temper, let him alone.

The world will soon find him employment He will soon meet with some one stronger than himself, who will repay him better than yon can. A man may fight duels all his life, if he is disposed to quarrel. Cecil. Prince Writes Ballet Music Ever since Frederick the Great, the house of Hohenzollern has been conspicuous for its devotion to music. The latest instance is Prince Albrcht of Prussia, the second son of the regent of Brunswick, who has just completed the music for a spectacular ballet entitled "The Mir-aclt of Spring,".

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