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A MIGHTY SLAUGHTER
Saturday, larch 28, '08, at 9 0'elock p. m.
Worth of mm Gratis eis.li
int. Dm CnOi. ,
Shoes for Men, Women, and
m Children to be distributed in
homes of the people at a
30 Per Cut Discmt
FOR FIFTEEN DAYS ONLY
it the Cokk Bargain Store, 419 Elsrenth Street, Cokbis, Heb.
3,000 YARDS OF BEST STANDARD GRADE CALICO AT 5 CENTS PER YARD
will reach the
lowest limit ever
I.MI PfUT QVfTMC
I at 49i
We are overstocked with Dry Goods, Men, Women and Children. Everything you need to complete your summer
list of toggery at prices that will drew you from head to toot at a saving of 30 cents on every dollar spent with us. Wehave received our spring and summer line
which is exceptionally. large. We need the money you need the goods and everything will be a bargain from a money saving standpoint. We call this a Slaughter
Sale and it is just what the name indicates. Never has such price-slashing been made on seasonable merchandise in the history of Tlatfee County.
ONLY RED AND YELLOW.
These the Dream Colors, Accenting
to Dr. Haveleck Ellis.
r Red aad yellow an the dream col
n if Dr. Havelock Ellia Is right. No
ether haes come to the dreamer of
Simroth has declared that
la the most primitlTe of colors.
ami leas; protoplasm from which
keaaaa halags derived their origin oa
he aew earth probably. respoaded to
r was affected by red color wares.
: la the depth ef the sea the algae
e sea weed are red. With the savage
red ia the favorite color, and for a
bright piece of red calico African sav
aamV gladly woald give Talaable ele
aid strikes the note ef iatease emo-
It is the color of joy, exulta-
Jabilatkm. Savages paint them-
red, and rejoice at seeing each
sta baraiag haes. German wom
enof she early ages daubed their bed
las with brilliant red and yellow, and
themselves must beaute-
Oa sacred festivals in Rome and
PHay records red was smeared
the stataea of Japiter, and was
of reUgioas rejoicing. The
eyes. It is said, can distinguish
tltMtt different hoes er colors, and
earn appreciate and differentiate 2t
ef each hue. In other words,
eye la capable of Z,aee,eee color
RELIEF FOR THE UNFORTUNATE.
wfhaffe the tinned
Ser eetabliehlag a state
Incidentally calls atten
tat the backwardness of the new
I am twe Important matters, the
E at heaest-men oat of employ
. and the suppression of vagrants.
far the work dome calefy by pri-
ia a few large
weald be absolately noth
Uaited States which a
Datch charity work
to the labor colonies
Even a French-
itry is overran by
paint with pride to
which have already
i ef from fct-per cent to seven
seat ef all worUagmea. The
ef aBottlag small gardens to men
ef- work waa conceived and pat
practice by Gen. van den Bosch in
as far hack as 1818; to-day
2,ttt poor families are than
la the little kingdom. The
ef Farm are dotted with aome
iMet, platB assigned by the Workmen's
Society to the unemployed,
gratia er at a aomlnal cost.
atone maeh to redace
awe e cue onrorcea cea
DEFENSE OF THE STINGY MAN.
Wherein He Differs Occasionally from
the "Good Fellow."
"They say I am stingy. All right,
let it go at that: I AM stiagy. Bat
did you ever hear that I was a dead
beat?' There was a time when I
threw my money away, and stood off
my creditors, in order that I might be
known as a good fellow, but aow I
save my money and pay my debts.
There was a time when I spent ten
dollars in an evening, bumming aronnd
with the boys, and owed the tailor'
for the clothes on my back; when I
went riding every Sunday with a liv
ery rig, and did not pay my board;
when I thought it an evidence of
smartness to buy cigars and drinks
for other people, but now I think it
an evidence of sound sense for a man
to save the money for which he is
compelled to work, in order that he
may realise something from it For
this I am called stiagy, but I can stand
It; in fact, I rather enjoy the title,- for
there are so many shiftless fools in
this town who Imagine that they are
good fellows, hoping to realize on
their .wanton waste of money, that I
am glad I cannot be classed among
them. Ask the bill collectors about
the good fellows. The bill col
lectors will tell you a story worth
listening to and they will also tell yoa
that the stingy men pay promptly.
There are a lot of old good fellows in
Atchison who have not money enough
to bury them, and there are stingy fel
lows in Atchison who began life under
more unfavorable circumstances than
the good fellows, and the stiagy fel
lows are rich. I recommend that the
youag fellows deserve the name of be
ing stiagy, for a stiagy man seldom
stints himself or his family, but he
often refuses to throw his hard-earned
money away, aad very properly. A
stingy man Is seldom bothered for
donations, and, altogether, I like the
name." (Found amoag the papers of
aa Atchison man who died rich.)
KEEPS STRICT TAB ON CIGARS.
PepeJerly speaUag. the heat of the
a la each that the totak annual out-
ef all the earth's coal mines wonld
to keep ap the solar radiation
ealy eae fatty -millionth part of a
If the earth was a aoHd mass
could be supplied to the
It woald last jest 3
of the eeiar heat that is ap-
by oar planet Sdeace has
that the amount of the
.'sheet caught by the earth ia only
the sua isseft-
ap 2,SSt.ttt,ttt worlds
ef theaaeweareHviag In.
he ate. The seane dime
ittm l.toumfllfcmth part
Hew She Kept Young,
i eae eaee aelrrri . vonu fcow
it waa aha kept her youth so wonder-
hair waa eaowy white, she
eld aad her energy was
dm never impressed oae
ef age. for her heart
m sympathy aad la-
fa"emS SJQs MBaC
eaeagreeable thugs. I
the art of saying pleas-
I did not expect too much
I kept my nerves well
allow them to
I tried to lad aay
Melancholy Man Tells ef Drawback to
"My wife," said the melancholy
man, "always gives me a box of
cigars on my birthday. No; I'm not
going to say what you expect me to.
They are excellent cigars; they ought
to be, for I always give Iter careful in
structions as to what to get '
"The trouble ia that she can't seem
to separate herself from the gift'
presume it is femialae human aatare,
but she exercises a watchful guardian
ship over that box. She has a notion
that it ought to be like the widow's
cruse' of oil, which, aa I recall, lasted
for a considerable time. Because the
cigars are expensive the taUagef eae
of them becomes hi her eyes, an
event I have tried to smuggle other
cigars iato that box,-but I've always
been caught Her proprietary inter
est lacrosses as the number of smokes
"Why don't you exert your Inde
pendence?" the melancholy man was
asked, "and tell your wife that yoa
will smoke those cigars aa you like,
at home, or take the whole box to the
"Ton don't know my wife," replied
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the stranger with the hand satchel fall
of cosmetics aad massage machines.
"Do yen taiak I could get aay prac
tice around here?"
"Teou make ugly things pretty,
don't yeour drawled the old farmer ia
the speckled shirt v
"That's my easiness,-sir."
"Wan, If yeoull go down, hack of
my bemyeou1! lad aa old slate-colored
cow with one eye aad one horn
aad wrinkles like caaaw all over her
face. She's the ugliest cow ia sevea
states aad If yeou can make her pret
ty 111 agree that yeou be a 'beauty
doctor'-an' give yeeu a doHar."
The Brain After Fifty.
- The brain usually stops grewiag at
about St and from tt tmjn It la mora
likely to decrease. It haa been re
lated by Caaea MaeCeQ that Mr. Glad
stone's head waa coaataatly outgrew
lag Us hats. Aa late as the MMIotlh
Ian remnalan. when he waa nearlv 74
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COUNTRY'S NEEDS SET FORTH.
Wall Street Journal Advocates Re
turn to Old Conditions.
The following editorial from the
Wall Street Journal is somewhat re
markable, appearing in a purely finan
cial paper, and is certainly worthy of
"What-America needs is a revival
of piety, the kind mother and father
used to have piety that counted it
good business to stop for daily family
prayer before breakfast, right ia the
middle of harvest; that quit field work
a half hour early Thursday night so as
to get the chores done and go to
prayer meeting; that borrowed money
to pay the preacher's salary and
prayed fervently in secret for the sal
vation of the rich man who looked
with scorn on such unbusinesslike be
havior. That's what we need now to
clean this country of the filth of graft,
and of greed, petty and big; of wor
ship of fine horses and big lands and
high office and grand social functions.
What is this thing we are wor
shiping but a vain repetition of what
decayed nations fell down and wor
shiped just before their light went
out? Read the history of Rome, in de
cay and you will find luxury there
that could lay a big dollar over our
little doughnut that looks so large to
us. Great wealth never made a na
tion substantial nor honorable. There
is nothing on earth that looks good
that is so dangerous .for a man or na
tion to handle as quick, easy, big
money. If you do resist its deadly .in
fluences the chances are that it will
get your son. It takes greater and
finer heroism to dare to be poor in
America than to capture a battery in
eaed citizenship. One of the most dis
couraging features of the country If
the low esteem in which woman It
held. A great many Brazilian girlc
marry by the time they are 12 yean
old aad are grandmothers long before
they are 30. Woman is regarded as a
chattel, and In maay a household ol
.the republic never opens her mouth
except at the bidding of her husband.'
ELECTRIC CORN POPPER HERE.
Very Different from the Old .Time
Kind Yeu Held Over a Fire.
The old fashioned wire corn popper
in which you pop corn over a glowing
fire. Is familiar enough, but a novelty
Is the electric corn popper; In which
you pop corn by electricity.
The electric corn popper consists of
aa aluminum basla with flaring sides,
to which Is fitted a dome shaped cov
er of wire gauze; this cover to keep
the corn from popping out as it porta,
and also to enable one to see how the
popping is getting on. To the under
side of the basla Is permanently at
tached a resistance coil in which heat
Is produced when the electric current
is turned on.
In one aide of the popper 'are two
plug holes. Iato these holes you in
sert the two plugs at one end of n
flexible electric wire, the other end
of which you screw into the nearest
and most convenient electric light
As everybody knows, la poppiag
corn in a wire popper you have to
keep the popper moving as yoa hold
It over the fire to keep the corn from
burning; to permit keeping it agitated
to the same end, the electric popper,
which Is used on a stand or table. Is
mounted on wheels.
Cotton ae a Food.
Absorbent cotton Is practically pure
cellulose andican be easily .converted
Into a grape-sugar by the action of sul
phuric acid. Cellulose and starch arc
Identical In formula to the chemist
When we have learned to actually
aad cheaply transform cellulose intc
starch, says Red Cross Notes, absorb
ent cotton will become a source of
food, and the struggle for existence
for want of food will be at an end.
When bread and cakes' are made from
absorbent cotton there will be no
more "corners" in wheat, no famines,
and no high-priced food.
HIS ARTISTIC SOUL REVOLTED.
DOUBTFUL OF THE GUARANTEE.
Didn't See the Jeke.
. A certain curate was of a painfully
nervous temperament and in conse
quence was constantly making awk
ward remarks Intended as compli
ments to the bishop and others.
Having distinguished himself in an
unusual degree during a gathering of
clergy to am afternoon tea In the
bishop's palace, he was taken to task
for his -failings by a senior curate,
who was one of his companions on the
"Look here," said Brace, the senior
decidedly, "you are a donkey. Why
can't you keep quiet instead of mak
lag your asinine remarks? lam speak
ing to you now as a brother!"
Load laughter interrupted him nt
this point aad for the moment he did
not see the joke. Rehoboth Sunday
Specific Clause Caused Increase in
Price ef Cloth.
The Arabs, and, iadeed;all Mos
lems, have the practice of re-enforcing
promises by adding to" their word of
honor the Arabic phrase; Inshallah
"please God." How much meaning It
conveys in some lands of the3 east is
told in the pages of "In Moorish Cap
tivity." The pious proviso is a very useful
formula to the Moore, and Is frequent
ly used in making promises that they
have ao intention whatever of keep
ing, as they can then take refuge be
hind the Almighty when they are
taxed with their breach of faith.
There is a story told of a man who
kept a shop ia Gibraltar, and who
knew the ways of the Moor. To him
one day came one of the faithful, who
was desirous of buylag some cloth.
On being informed that the price was
two dollars a yard, payment In SO
days, he replied:
"All right I will take ao much and
will pay you ia tt days, Inshallah."
"No." said the vender, "the price is
two dollars, payment in St days. For
St days. Iasaallah, the price is two
dollars aad a half." Youth's Com
Young Painter Saw Period ef Suffer
ing While Earning Needed Money.
The youag artist, almost oa the
verge of starvation, had just accept
ed an order from, an elderly spinster
to paint her portrait When the terms
aad appotatmeats had been fixed and
the spinster waa descending the rick
ety studio stairs, a studeat friend of
the youag painter, who had overheard
the deal, rushed ia from the aext
room to offer his congratulations.
To his surprise, however, he found
his friend sitting downcast before his
easel, his head ia his hands.
"Why, Francois, why so downheart
ed?" he Inquired, stopping short to
store at the artist "Didn't I just
overhear you bagging aa order to
paint a face at l.ttt francs?"
"Yes," replied Francois, sadly.
"And your need of the money Is
something fierce. Isn't it?"
And the other nodded.
"Then, my friend, you should be
kicking the ceiling In your lucky
The artist aow lifted his head slow
ly and gazed plteously at his compan
ion. "Melvln," said he, "did you. get
a glimpse of her?"
"Then." said the other, altowlsg his
head again to fall Into his heads, "you
do not know, my friend, what torture
I will have to undergo from morning
till night for a whole week studying
Chat face!" Illustrated Sunday Magazine.
WORLD'S TRIBUTE TO MOTHERS.
Proverbs ef Many Natiene Shew Leve
At a mothers' meeting a young
woman recounted with some pride a
number of proverbs about mothers.
"'It is easier for a poor mother to
keep seven children than for seven
children to keep n mother.' That sad
and striking proverb," she said, "is
from the Swiss.
" A mother's love Is new every day.
'He who will not mind his mother will
some day ; have to mind the jailer.
'Better lose a rich father than n poor
mother. 'A father's love Is only
knee-deep, but a mother's reaches to
the heart' Those splendid proverbs
are all German.
"The Hindoos say poetically. 'Moth
er mine, ever mine, whether I be rich
"The Venetians say, 'Mother! He
who has one calls her; he who has
none misses her.
"The Bohemians say, 'A mother's
hand is soft even when U strikes.
"The Lithuanians say, 'Mother means
HAZY AS TO THE CHAUTAUQUA.
YOUNG CONVICT WAS A GENIUS.
MUSICIANS OF TENDER YEARS.
Many -Youthful Prodigies" In the
World ef Melody.
Like so many of the world's great
composers, Sir Edward Elgar was. a
"youthful prodigy" of exceptional gifts,
as was proved by a recent perform
ance of n suite composed by him at
the Immature age of 12. But even Sir
Edward was probably aot as preco
cious as oae of his English predeces
sors, Samuel Wesley, who in his eighth
year heard a reglmeatal band play a
march which he had composed for It
At 11 Franz Schubert 'had already
placed several songs, string quartettes
and piano pieces to his credit Han
del's first attempts at composition
were made at eight aad Vleuxtomps,
who began to scrape the strings of a
Uay fiddle at two, la said to have been
even more precocious. Sir Charles
Halle was only four years old when he
played In public a sonata expressly
composed for him; Lust was a public
performer nt nine, Chopin aad Ruben
stein at eight Lady Halle and Joachim
at seven, and at five Mozart composed
a piece of music almost too dtmcult
for his father to play.
Australian Saved from Penitentiary
Later Did Remarkable Work.
Ia the gardeaa attached to the hous
es of parliament Melbourne, there Is
aa elaborately sculptured -fountain,
embellished with human figures, birds,
flowers aad various other ornamental
work in stone. This fountain has a
remarkable history. It waa construct
ed entirely by a convict earned Will
iam Stanford, within the walls of the
Melbourne jalL When a young man
of 21, Stanford, in a weak momeat
joined a band of bushraaging desper
adoes, was captured and sentenced to
terms of Imprisonment amounting la
the aggregate to 21 years.' Oae day
CoL Champ, the governor of Melbourne
jail, waa astonished to find a beautiful
angelic figure which Staaford had
carved out of a meat bone. He showed
It to the leading sculptor of Melbourne
who declared that the youag man waa
a natural genius. The sculptor visited
the jaU aad gave Staaford some lee
sons la the art A petlUoa for par
don waa laflueutlally signed, aad Staa
ford waa released. He became oae of
the moat successful sculptors la Mel
bourne, aad completely lived down his
juvenile criminal escapade.
Politeness and the Clock.
When n very polite woman has com
pany she never looks at the clock.
If by any means her eyes must wander
to that side of the room she very
carefully looks above the clock, or be
low It. or to oae side of It. but never
Is she guilty of the rudeness of look
ing nt the clock Itself. When a guest
looks at the clock aad comments upon
the lateness of the hour, then a hos
tess may look at It. but she must im
mediately, in very polite and ladylike
terms, Insist that the clock lies; that
It is at least four hours too fast The
clock Is an important factor in true
politeness. Only by utterly ignoring it
when there is company can a woman
become a perfect lady. Atchison
Women's Righto in Brazil.
"The curse of Brazil lies la the
great illiteracy of Its men aad worn
ea,"' declared Edward B. Norris, aa
Englishman who has been many years
a reetdeat of Rio Janeiro.
"According to the oflkial govern
it agures the Illiteracy ia St pes
-Certaialy a country where' only
eae, man hi. five can read aad writs
and only earn woman hi 2t haa cause
to.hlaeh at the Ignorance ef Ms peo
a pepulstloa ef ealy lfjtt.ttt,
la sadly hsseiessied by Jack
Owls do aot appear to be the only
luminous birds. The authors of "The
Water Birds of North America" allude
to the phosphoresceat plumage of the
great blue heron. The breast feath
ers of this species, it appears, are fur
nished with a downy, light-emitting
substance. The bird itself la known
as the "bird-laatera." It hi suggested
that the luminosity may be of service
to the bird, both by attracting the fish
aad eaabliag It to eee th
Te Call Out Stations.
"The number of people who apeak
the TagHsh language la aw
at 17S.ttt.ttt,'' remarked the
A venerable Chinese mnadryman,
who likes to tell a tale or swap a
lie, said the other day: "la China
every gentleman "works for a livlag,
except the hog. Hog no work at alL"
Hogs do' work la some parte of Ire
laad, aad la the lowlands of Germany
are beasts ef burden. Abraham Lin
coln used to tell about them In his
younger days worhteg la Iadiaaa aad
Illinois. In the backwoods, waea a
chimney was to be built or a cabin
daubed, the workmen dag a big bole
ia the clayey grouad, filled it about
half fall of water, scattered a few
Vaadfuls of corn therein and turned
loose the swine. The latter plunged
la after the core, and In a short while
had converted the contenta of the hole
Iato excelleat mortar.
Women Growing Younger.
No women need now regard herself
as passee at 30. Ripened charms
should be at their meridian. Society,
so far from relegating her to the back
grouad. ignores the flight of years in n
belle of past conquests. In the words
of a competent London observer,
"there has beea a complete disappear
aace of the middle-aged woman. The
social world seems aow to be made up
of girls, young married woman ami
old ladies who are great-grandmothers.
Every oae has bright eyes, a
flower face and a slender form, aad
every one Is dressed to perfection, the
same style suiting equally well the
girl of 18 and her mother."
Ka Lasting Effect
"Ripsling. did you ever convert aay
body to your way of thinking by your
"I know of one, anyhow, aad It made
a changed man of him."
"What la he doing aow?"
"He's In the Insane asylum. Rug
glee; hi the insane asylum. A glimpse
of the truth wartoo much for his mod
eralsed iatellect" Chicago Tribune
Knowledge ef Reality.
Nothing is so valuable as a knowl
edge of reality. No other knowledge
Is permanently valuable without it
The exteat to which the human mind
Is capable of deceiving itself with
knowledge of phenomena, the better
to avoid the temporary discomfort of
recognizing the vital truths of prog
ress. Is oaly less remarkable than the
extent of the power it is capable of
exerting when once Inspired by the
consciousness that it has become the
vehicle of some truth necessary for
the world's advancement William
Vincent Byers, "An American Commoner."
who had beea gleaning ashtletlcs from
"Sor rejoined the
tor at the pedal
ef the ma
The Ideal Wife,
ia your idea of
"One who will cook the meals, do the
wasaiag. look after the furnace, make
her own clothes aad aad "
"Keep herself looking na young aad
aa beautiful aa an actress who puUa
aowa SMt a week to vaudeville."
Queer Effect ef Extreme Cold.
Some idea of the effect of extreme
cold can be gained from the account
given by Dr. Kane of aa incident
which occurred when aa expedition
went north in search of Franklin. The
crew organized some amateur the
atricals, says Br. Kane, and the con
densation 5 was so excessive that "we
could barely see the performers; aay
extra vehemence of delivery was ac
companied by volumes of smoke;
their hands steamed. Waea an excited
performer took off his, coat he
steamed like n dish of potatoes."
Forget your faults and failures. Or
remember them oaly to learn the les
son they have to teach, the frailty or
folly or wickedness of spirit which
they should disclose to you the
vanity that weakens, the, pride that
hardens, the greed that corrupts. Let
yeur past be not a sell aad chain tied
to your ankle to keep you back, but
a journal to ten you what road you
have traveled. Then, lookiag back
ealy kmg enough to eee where yeu
are aad what yeur course should he.
the things that are
forward. The Outleek.
May Be Doubted Whether Country
- Vieitor Waa ef a Serieue Mind.
Down In Georgia the citizens of a
thriving towa of about t.ttt people ar
ranged for a Chautauqua assembly
last summer. They held the meetings
In a big teat about a mile from, the
town, aad the attendance waa large
from the first dny. An eaterprielag
circus maa heard of the large crowds.
and landed In the town on the second
day of the Chautauqua with a steam
merry-go-round, wb'ch he located about
half-way hetweea the towa aad the
Along in the afternoon a young maa
from the country districts waa ac
costed by a cltizea or the town.
"Well. Ezry, I suppose you are In to
"I shore am. Just come from thar
"How'd you like It?" asked the
"Fine ez n fiddle. I rode on the
dure thing nine times."
An interesting word group in which
the entire alphabet is put into seven
words, and only 32 letters are need.
Is: "Burst, fed. jingle, quip, vim. hack,
zyxomma." This is the smallest num
ber of words that the alphabet can be
Two intelligible sentences, however,
ef eight words aad 32 letters apiece
have beea found. They are:
"Quick browa fox jumpa over the
"Pack my box with five dozen
The first sentence Is often used In
testing the types on typewriters, on
account of the shortaess aad the fact
that It includes every letter aad haa
the advantage of making sense. New
The actual foundation of
hypnotic suggestioa was discovered
by Liebnult of Nancy, the famous "fa
ther of the therapeutic application 'of
suggestion." After several years of
practical experience, in 18SS. Liebnult
wrote his first book on the subject It
waa shelved and he was called a
lunatic Hypnotism remained a cari
osity aad Liebaalt's book was aot re
produced till six years after Charcot
la 1878. begaa his study of hypnotism.'
In 1884 Bernhelm wrote his work .on
suggestion, and this created a dirmand
for Liebault's book, which thea gave
him his lasting reputation. New
Had Hoped for Real Money.
"Mr. Heavyweight." said the minu
ter, "Is willing to subscribe Slt.ttt for
a new church, provided we can get
other subscriptions rushing the. easea
"Yet you seem dlsapeotated." suM
"Yes, I was la hopes he would een
tribute 10t la cash." Tewa asm
The Yery latest
and at moderate
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