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ha Editor of The Journal. In Jiy communication on this subject, K'hlch appeared In The Journal of June IS, I showed that Mr. George "Wilson's Interpretation of the name Israel was contrary to the authority he adduced In his favor, viz., philoloiry. But if the meaning given by him to Israel was fanciful, his Interpretation of Elohlm (God), and Yahaveh (Lcrd or Jehovah) Is the very antipodes of their true signification. God In Hebrew Is El or Eloah, singular, and Klohlm, plural. Its etymology Is admittedly Involved, and Its true root meaning not fully known, perhaps. Still, what concerns us Is not so much Its etymological signification as the meaning attached to, and the application of, the term by the Hflirew writers. And on this head there is little doubt among scholars. It is admitted that as a verb El means to lnter-pcaor Intervene, by the exercise of auas In the case of Saul, thoritative power, 1 xiv. 24. As a particle before or preverbs it also signifies Interposition, by yad, vention. It Is sometimes Joined lisr.d, as the symbol of power. Heathen source rtalioi.s worshiped the heavens,Is the concerned, cf ::ll power o far as earth ur.drr the name of El. Applied to the true God it expresses His omniscience as well HJ Ills omnipotence, and of His dwelling l 19.) "God as above all gods (Gen. xlv.-God). Anymctt high" (not the most highconception of one wishing to have a clear its meaning will do well to consult Dr. William Smith's dictionary of the Bible on is t!io subject. The peculiarity of Elohlm noun, it Is genthat though It Is aaplural when singular verb erally used with speaking of God. This proves, according in the Godhead to some scholars, that persons, Implied in of there is a plurality unity substance, the noun, and a verb "Aof Trinity in expressed by the know Mr. Vnlty" in fact. I should like to Important George Wilson's view on this point The second meaning of the word is that the plural form, Elohlm, Is usedna-to denote the sum of all the powers of as resident In the ture, actual or potential, Hebrew Divine Being. Undoubtedly the conception of God (Elohlm) was that of omnipotence. The opening words of Gen. 1:1. plainly show this. They are Bcreshlth (in the beginning) bara (created) Klohlm AVh'ether we understand by bara (created) into existence out the calling of matter a preof nothing, or the elaboration of present existing ethereal matter into its of sysckmental state, or the evolution 13 now probtems out of nebulae, such asway and other ably going on in the milky necessity parts of the universe, we are ofpower that of forced to admit the exercise through every pasres human thought. Go the verse from the first in chapter 1 to one third in chapter II of Genesis, and the prominent idea In the successive acts of mind Is the creation ever present to the The exercise and manifestation of power. light, production of creation, the of act disposition formof land and seas, the generthe and stars, the ation of sun. moon ation, evolution and distribution of life, wonder and glpry appears, "the till man expresses it-- all of the universe." as Darwinmental view as the God before bring Such was the view of the God of power. was Moses, of view the such the Hebrews, story of cr the original writer of the if we view, our be must and such would hae a rlgnt conception of the To



r?Cow, contrast this. Biblical view with that of El was of Mr WINon- "The religion was the father of an optimistic one. He happiness, religion of Is the all life It of the love of life: that all of optimism, woman man and "good;' Is that creation other and their hlghet are made for eachoffice is to reproduce their nr.d most blessed own kind, and fill the earth with them." on what authority does Mr. Wilson Now d e a that statement? He is see him and I should be glad to aurespectable some by tify his assertion there is thority But, as a matter of fact, thirty-fou- r In whole single word the not a which bespeaks vcrsts of the narrative God as the "father of life" that Is not infourth verse of chapter II timated till thesingle reference In the whole nor Is there a account of creation to a "religion of optimism." or onv other kind of religion. In His relaGod is the as in Ills relations to matter. tions to life,paper. pleasure in have shall I In another that pspect of the subject God's presenting power In the sevenfold manifestations of life- - If vou can spare the space Now. let us turn our attention to the "Jehovah," translated Ixird, In the nmc English crsIon But a few preliminary reupon the spelling of God's sacred marks proper name may be useful to the general to the Babylonish exile, reader Subsequent the translation of the Hebrew but prior toInto Greek the Septuaglnt. there Scriptures objection among the arose a superstitious proper name of pronouncing the to Jews Instead, therefore, of the name Yah-ve- h God. tbev used the word Adonal or Lord. Then, Instead of Its own proper vowel points, Yahveh had tho vowel points read Into It, the result being cf Adonal Then the Germans, responsible Ychovah many errors besides, spelled the word for so an Initial .T, but a Y pronunciation, with English, adopting the German : r.d the the initial let-tP:iliig. but pronouncing according to its sound in their own the altogether faulty alphabet produced Jehovah. This and wrong pronunciation. English i on'v an instance of how Fpeaklng people emphasize and propagate other German errors, especially In theologv. Yahaveh (Jehovah. lord). Is made up of two words. Yah and Haven. Yah Is someand Is considertime? ustd for God's name,essence, or unity ed to refer to the divine Godhead. In com-- 1 cf substance of thesyllables to produce a inatlon with other new word, it Ii simply represented as Y Ciod), as in Ylsrael, as pointed out In my previous communication. Haveh. the d syllable in Yahaveh, means life. As a to be. to subsist, to verb It Is rendered ccntlnue. and as .1 noun, being, existence, when applied to God means "The Beand necessarily existing of and from himing Parkhurst. etc.) On the self" (Spearman, of Trcgelles (where is there a nuthorlty cay: "Yahaveh, tho came caa jee btUfcrU -







of God, from the verb, havah. to be, hence, This name Is not applied in any sense to any created being." The kindred word, khavvah, life, is the name given by Adam to Eve, "because she was the mother of all living." (Gen. 111:3).) Havah, then, beyond dispute, means being, existence, or life subsisting of itself. And as we have already seen Yah signifies the essence, we have In essence, and a a life. Both inseparably combined are Yahavah. The axiom that life can only come from life Is. I suppose, universally admitted. Life. then. In all Its multitudlnal forms, comes from the Divine Being, not In His characteristic of power, Elohlm, butYa-In of being, that of his havah. Yahavah, therefore. Is not only whence "the law of life." but Is the source brought all life comes. As Yahavah. he Is Into relationship with all life, and all life is brought into relationship with htm. Hence it is that from the fourth verse to the end of the second chapter of Genesis we have the power of God (Elohlm) In His works, and the relation of God (Yahavah) to all living things, but especially to man. Inseparably Joined together, whilst In chapter fourth, where the relationship to man alone Is treated of, we have invariably Yahavah mentioned In that relationship. Yahavah, then, and not Elohlm, Is "the father of all life." This Is, of course, directly opposite to that which Mr. Wilson states, and It will therefore be amusing, if not Instructive, to mark what he does say. He asserts with out any .attempted proof, however that me seconu cnapter ot uenesis is antagonistic to the first In Its account of creation. Beginning as it does properly at the fourth verse, it. with the third chapter, elves the god. gospel of the cult of the the Jealous god. and his name "Jhoh" (the observant reader will note that Mr. Wilson is incorrect, even In the initial letter; it m "Y" and not "J"). It blended with that ot the Elohlm. or lifelonc cods of the first g chapter. That Yahavah is a god Is the pith and marrow of Mr. Wilson's contention. Contrast this bold assertion with what purports to be the statement, not only of the great prophet Moses, but of Yahavah Himself, as to the signification of His name. "And Yahavah passed by before him, and proclaimed, yahavah, Yahavah Elohlm, merciful and gracious, and abundant in goodnessandtruth.keeplng mercy for thous ands, rorgiving iniquity ana transgression and sin. and that will by no means, clear visiting the Iniquity of the the guilty; fathers upon the children and upon the children's children unto the third and to the fourth generation." Exodus. xxxiv.67. Is It too much to ask that Mr. Wilson and such as he will read the Bible for themselves and not take it at second-hand- ? If so, this gentleman, who is evidently well-rtawould not cut such a sorry spectacle In Biblical criticism and attacks on reEven his Hebrew dicvealed religion. tionary would keep him from making such a statement as this "In tho attempt to bring the two together there was no change irom tne root oi tne gou name ot tne two latter tribes (Judah and Benlamln) from one akin to Sansklrt Cvns. to blas-tto kill, and an attempt to get it from one akin to Independent to of create." Sanskrit Jlv. the confusion of thought In this not very elegantly expressed sentence. I nslc upon what authority are this and kindred assertions made? Not on the authority of the Bible narrative; not on the authority of anv historical document: not on the authority of philology; not on the authority of scholarship: not on the authority of any recognized author, it is made solely on tne authority of Mr. George Wilson. He has spun the theory from his own Inner consciousness Just as the spider weaves its web from Us own body; and It 13 Just as flimsy. But Derhans Mr. Wilson and those who think with him will nay resnect to a very ancient authority, and one not of the there Hebrew race. In the British h at the present time a tablet In the cuneiform character which gives a list of the various equivalents of the word Ilu. "god." Among these equivalents we find Yahu, tho shortened form of Yahaveh. The Babylonian scribe has attempted an etymology of the name which he has connected with words signifying "myself In his own lancuaee." For this I give the authority of the emTfient Assyrlologist. Pro- lessor sayce, or uxiorn, an autnoruy wnicn The Babylonian Mr. Wilson will accept. the same scribe then gives practically meaning to Yahaveh. or Yahu. that the Hebrews did. and that scholars do now one. the There are other mistakes of a serious nature which Mr. Wilson makes. Although Insignificant when compared with those underlying the names Elohlm, Yahaveh, Ylsrael. yet It may be well to point out a lew. sipeaKlng or tne len princes ot El" (the Ten Lost Tribes) ho says: "In short. It was a confederacy of tribes, wor- snipers ot tne great goa i.i. wnose city was Bab-e- l. or what we know through He takes the Greek form as Babylon." pains to divide the word Into syllables, so as to emphasize all the more the meaning he gives It Bab-e- l. "the City of El." But "Bab" does not mean ritv! It means pate. The Babylonian word for city is "alu." Nnr 1nps tho Wni-- "Ttatwi!" mpfin 'r.nt nf the cod." It Is not n. Rnhvlonlnn wnnl nt nil. It comes from the Hebrew "Balbel." to "contounii." The root Is not to be found In Babylonian. "Sabbath, from Sheba. the seventh day." writes Mr. Wilson, "meant at first Ihe divider . . . Sabbatuo. or Sabbath, in Chaldea. 'a day of rest for the heart,' was originally the seventh, or the day that divided one week from the next." These assertions are not facts. 0) Sabbath does not come from Sheba; they are distinct words, and neither of them means "divider." Sabbath, or Shabath. as a verb means to cease, to leave off, to rest from work, and is opposed not to weariness, but to work, or action. As a noun It means cessation from work, rest from work. Sheba has for Its third radical. Ayln. which has no equivalent sound in English, and as a verb means to have enough, to lie satisfied, full, complete; as a noun It denotes sufficiency, or Among the ancients the completeness. number that signified completeness was seven; hence Sheba came to express the number seven, as well as completeness. Because oaths were usually confirmed by seven vlotlms the word came also to signify to swear. (2) It happened that God rested from His work on the seventh dav. and thcrcipxe the seventh, became the Sabbath. Yah-hav-






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But Sabbath Is not confined to the seventh day; it Is also applied to the tenth day of the seventh month, to the feast of unleavened bread, to the seventh year and to all times of sacred rest. 3) Nor It Is correct to say that In Chaldea the Sabbath was always the seventh day, for in that country there were originally five Sabbaths In the on month. The Sabbath rest was observed the seventh, fourteenth, nineteenth, twenty-fdays of the irst and twenty-eight- h month. Therefore, inasmuch as the Sabbath day fell upon the nineteenth it could not possibly be "the day that divided one week from the next." (4) The origin of the Sabbath can be traced, as we should have expected, to times. The Hebrew Shabeth comes from the Babylonian Sabattu. This again Is derived by the Assyrian scribes from two Sumerian words, "8a" and "bat," which mean respectively "heart" and "ceasing." In Accadlan times. too, tho Sabbath was a day on which certain work was forbidden, and when we come to primitive Accad, we are in touch with Noah. (5) Sabbath did not mean the "divider." Quite a different word 13 used for "to divide:" It Is bedel or ben. Again, Mr. Wilson asserts that the "Hebrew kal, to kill, is most likely no other radically than Latin calculus, a stone. To stone and to kill were the same." That may be. but they were not expressed by the same word. Eben meant to stone, and katal meant to kill. Because the conjugation kal of the verb katal, to kill, has the same sound as the first syllable of the Latin calculus, a stone, therefore Mr. Wilson concludes not only that they have the same root, but that to stone and to kill are etymologically and historically the same. And by such reasoning ior it will De seen nis otner arguments are on a par with this the basis of the Chris tian religion is demolished: But were this bad philology and worse argument confined to the ancient and dead languages, one could make excuse for the neglect or inability to refer to the original for a clear and concise statement of fact; but when It comes to a matter of English, and and a statement Is taken second-hantho superstructure of a thesis Is raised upon a misconception that reference to a 10 cent dictionary would correct, one Is ant to lose patience with a writer so recklessly remiss. That this Is so with Mr. Wilson Is also too manifest by the following: "Gospel, by the way, does not mean what we are taught, 'glad tidings,' but Is Icelandic. .Gud-spl- l. and means 'stories of the gods.' " Now. If the reader will take up his dictionary he will find that gospel comes from n God. or good, and spell, message, news, story "Good news." Oh, Mr. P. F. DUFFY. Wilson! Bector of St. Paul's, Kansas City, Kas.





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Something on Prohibition. To the Editor of The Journal. Dear Sir: After reading your article on prohibition In Kansas, I feel constrained to say a few things as a citizen of the Sunflower state. Perhaps no law has ever been enacted that has given Kansas more notoriety over the world than constitutional prohibition of the traffic In liquor as a beverage. None has ever been enacted that Is so generally winked at by men who have been elected by the people to enforce the laws of the commonwealth, among the most responsible of which are the county attorneys, sheriffs and police commissioners and police officers.

The most responsible men In the state of Kansas for the enforcement of all the laws the county sheriff; next In authority Is the county attorney. If these two men did their duty not a single Joint or bootlegger could exist In our state. In cities of the first class the police commissioners are the responsible men. who are under oath to faithfully enforce the law not consent to the constant breaking of the law. Every man who has subscribed to the oath of his office solemnly swears to support and enforce all law. The dally spectacle of an open Joint allowed to run for revenue must bear its fruit, produce educated lawbreakers, who become the anarchists of a cation, for when .i state or nation teaches the lesson that violation of law Is right then our protection is gone as a people. Tho prohibitory law In Kansas is the supreme law of the state, because It Is the voice of the people expressed at the ballot box. Its enforcement should be. If anything, more faithfully enforced than the law against gambling. Why? Because that Is simply statutory and may be repealed by a subsequent legislature. Not so with prohibition. That must, if ever, be repealed by the votes of the citizens of Kansas. If we have and teach anarchy In Kansas by reason of violation of a supreme law, we. the citizens and church people and true patriots, are responsible for It. If our officers, who have taken a solemn oath to defend, support and enforce the law, refuse and fail to do their duty, we, the citizens, should demand of them the enforcement of the law or their resignation, and county see tc It that no man be attorney, sheriff or Judge that has violated his oath or neglected his duty, not simply the enforcement of the prohibitory law, but For. by the enforcement of the law. If It Is a bad law, or not for the good of the stntp. then repeal it: thus we are Invnl citizens, not anarchists. The ment ot law Dreeas ana promotes contempt of the for all law; the prohibitory law In Kansas has done more to break down respect and obedience to law than any other law that has ever been enacted by the people: not that there is anything wrong in the law, but a wrong on the part of men who are custodians of the law. The man who fired the first gun on the flag at Fort Sumter In 1S61 was not a good citizen, but a traitor to his country, and the posse comltatus, under the orders of honest old Abraham Lincoln, said he desired to be punished for his crime. According to your published statement of editors, who no doubt give facts, fifty two counties in our state are In an open rebellion against the enforcement of the law of the state, Wyandotte county one of those counties that Is daily firing of the flag. I don't like the term anarchy, and I don t think our officers who fail to do their duty would think kindly of term may be used, the term, but whatever however mild, wo cannot escape the fact that failure to enforce law means ultimately the overthrow of all law. in your sxucie mo uuauou is as&cu, is Is


an honest effort made by the proper officers to enforce the law? Thirty answers are In harmony with the officers' oath of office, enforcement of the law; forty-nin- e are against the officers, an honest effort at enforcement. Until within the last few months I have been favorable to the police commissioners and the law that gives the chief executive power to appoint them: but with a majority of the best people of Kansas City, who are Interested In good government, good morals and loyalty to law, we have been disappointed. Joints are spreading all over our fair city that mean political corruption and disregard to all law. If I were governor of Kansas I would require the men appointed by me to enforce all laws, whether prohibition or other laws, and If they failed I would call for their resignations and abolish the office, and leave the enforcement to the local city authorities. The plea tnat tne city government must nave money to pay tne ponce iorce is no argument for the permitting of an alien Intruder to drive up and down our streets with an outlawed product of the still and brewery and defiantly sell the same, that pioduces criminals, disease and distress. Inez eases taxes and city expenses. Inasmuch as the object of the law Is defeated that creates tho police commissioners, who utterly fall to keep the law. I believe It should be repealed at the next legislature. What is the need in our cities nnd. In fact. In the nation. Is a baptism of the spirit of patriotism. Our churches need It In great measure, and unless It be received we had better abandon both pulpit and pew. For what Is the mission of tho Christian church except to antagonize sin. either In high or low places? The balance of power lies In the keeping of the proNot one in ten fessor! Christian church. of our city ministers In our city churches dare open their mouths against the prevail ing sins oi arunKenness. ucenuuusnrss um boodlelsm. Why? Because he would be down likelv to hit some fellow who nestles pew, who Is brother-in-lain hfs of the church, who has an Interest In a brewery or distillery or rents his property for a saloon or a Joint or a snloon or the drug store or a gambling house, house of the strange woman. Money will Justify or permit the doing of most anything against law or society. Every officer his of the law In Kansas who refuses to doprosworn duty In the enforcement of the hibition law fires upon the flag and tramples one of the supreme laws of Kansas under his feet. Every Jointkeeper usis a. red enforce flag in the eyes of the law. Let all our laws, for that alone can commend for the Yours patriotism. loyalty and our enforcement of all law, CHARLES H. ST. JOHN. M. D.. Assistant Pastor Stewart Avenue Church.

court of the District of Columbia, tho following: "Of all the kinds of evidence admitted In a court, this (expert testimony) Is the most unsatisfactory. It Is so weak and decrepit as scarcely to deserve a place In our system of Jurisprudence." The supreme court of New Jersey says: "Very learned Judges have characterized expert testimony as much too uncertain, even when only slightly opposed to for the foundation of a Judicial decision." The supreme court of Iowa lays down this rule: "While the evidence of experts as to signature Is entitled to consideration, it is. nevertheless, of the lowest order of evidence, and of tho most unsatisfactory character and ought not to be allowed to overthrow tho positive and direct evidence of a creditable witness who testifies from personal knowledge." Judge Stiles claimed that Mrs. Merine was not only a creditable witness, but a lady of high character. She has had the confidence of tho community In a high degree, as Is evidenced by the many Important positions she has been called to fill, and Mr. Merine. although more than once overtaken by misfortune, had been one of the men who, by his talent, had helped to give character to this city. The 33.000 of for many years exchanged for $300, while the Merine property depr.eciited. the McElroy money doubled, and yet ludge Slover refused Mrs. Merine a new trial. Did he know she had signed the transfer? Then why not give the widow the benefit of the doubt? was a small sum for Mr. McElroy; It It meant much for the delicate, sorrow-lade- n mother and daughter. It is difficult to understand how the woman's cause In Kansas City was. advanced by some of its aspiring leaders testifying against one of their well known Would the highest type of womanhood aid a man to wreck a woman? A FRIEND. ls

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From the Chicago Tribune. "Men promise so much," said the maiden, with a little sigh. "Ono never knows how far one may trust them. I dare say," she continued, drawing circles on the carpet with the toe of her shoe and looking at him pensively, "you would agree to buy me, some day, a bicycle of the very latest and best pattern, it i snouia listen to your protestations." "Mabel MUlsap!" exclaimed the young man, seizing her hand, "If It will give me favor I will the slightest claim on yourany bring you within two hours wheel you want and make you a present of It!" "Then bring me the Ferris wheel!" she said, clasping he hands together and flashing a radiant smile at the infatuated youth. An Iimnrnnce Tnngle. Without a word he put his hat on his head and rushed out into the garish, mockJournal. The of To the Editor unsympathetic glare of a cold, raw, ing, "For unto every one that hath shall be east windy afternoon in early June. The given, and he shall have abundance, but pneumatic tires of his hopes had collapsed frim him that hath not shall be taken forever. away even that which he hath." McElroy ersus Merine. Thirty years ago Artist Pretty Tnrf. A. Merine. his John C. Merine and Mary upon their lives From the Cleveland Plain Dealer. wife, secured a Joint policy Com"That pretty young widow. Mrs. Tolllver, In the Connecticut Mutual Insurance years of prosperI saw Is an advocate of the Knelpp cure. pany. For twenty-seve- n ity and adversity It was maintained for her walking In the grass barefooted this morning." tho proverbial rainy day. and about "That makes her a grass widow, doesn't were paid into the company's coffers. The amount Insured for was $2,000. If" husband Last August death claimed thehome was Many persons keep Carter's Little Livand provider and a once happy years ago Mr. Me- er Pills on hand to prevent bilious attacks, rent asunder. Twenty money from Hugh sick headache, dizziness, and find them Just rine began lorrowing McElroy, and in tho intervening years had what they need. borrowed and paid hundreds and thousands A Possibility. of dollars, always at 10 per cent compounded. At the time of his death, he was Detroit Free Press. owing him nine J100 notes, with lnterest.and From the head seems to "How is It that your son's for threo premiums Mr. McElroy had paid, drawn to one side? Only a year ago he amounting to about I1S0. Mr. Merine was be Indian?' an as straight was aland an artist rather than financier, ran onlv account for It throuch the though his Income varied from J300 to fc.000 fact that he did his courting on a tandem." a year, the financier usually has the better of the artist In money matters, and by a peculiar Irony of fate the millionaire Perhaps the adorns (?) his walls with pictures the art,,NewVoman"will ist would scarrelv hang in his hencoup, or, perhaps, rear bedroom. be a stronger Mrs. Merine was aware that her husband than the old had placed the Insurance papers in the one. Certainly, McElrov's possession as collateral for the notes. "He Intended to pay them In a short fresh air and the time, and, under that Impression. Mrs. Meright exercise will rine had signed them with him. She also do much for her. knew that Mr. McElroy had insisted time and again that they transfer the policy to Fresh air is a great declined. It him and she had positively years restorative, exercise that she was a dominant thought for a great nerve tonic would never sign away her life insurance, impressed because it and It was the more if a woman be in was the first and only time she had ever condition to take it, refused to sign a paper for her husband. A healthy woman As she kept midnight vigils during his Inst Insurance, life illness, ho referred to the can avoid disease. tiding through the hard times and saving She can avoid the s the sacrifice of property. Mrs. Merine seemingly almost surprise was Inexpressible when last Sepoffice, a detached McElroy in tember weakinevitable the paper purporting to be a transfer of the ness" of her sex if policy was shown her with her husband's she pursues the signature thereto, and In a different ink seen her own name written. She had nevertransproper hygienic that paper before. In speaking of the methods. The fer, Mr. Merine had always said she would i t 's- -- x w w go to the office of the McElroy"s and sign kuhc mcinous win (as she understood) the policy. Was It a not cure her if she business-lik- e proceeding for a man of Mr. be already sick. McElroy's acumen to send out a detached Taken under medical direction, in conpaper and have no witness to such an Important transfer? Though her husband may nection with the right medicine, they have signed his name to the paper there women who she Is positive he never brought the paper will help effect a cure. No " female weakfrom the office, as she had the care of all suffers at all from time he ness" should attempt athletics of any the business papers, and at theknow she sort. She should first put herself into may have signed it he did not would refuse to sign It. and he also already had tho money In his possession, possession of strong and hearty health by unless, perhaps, the last note. taking Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. During the trial In Judge Slover's court After she is thoroughly well, exercise and Judge Brumback. for Mrs. Merine. presented a ccpy of a letter the McElroys diversion will help to keep her well. The had sent the Insurance company In 1591, cure should come first. Dr. Pierce's Fastating they had made every effort posvorite Prescription is designed and recsible to "secure a more specific assignommended for only the one thing. It ment from the Merines nnd had failed.' acts directly upon one set of organs. No of which his honor took no notice, seemingly. During her husband's lifetime, Mr. matter what is the matter with them, it to Merine McElroy tried to compel Mrs. cure it. It will not cure anything pay the notes, and the law protected her. will She solemnly nnd emphatically avers that else. It is a wholesome tonic, an invigas well as she did not sign the transfer: neither did orating nervine, or nerve-foo- d Mr. Merine sign It for her. She has many a healing medicine, and thousands of reasons for knowing he did not, and not perfectly well women have found that by one for thinking that he did. He could not have died, she claims, without telling her taking it regularly during the period of and saving her the publicity, expense and pregnancy, the danger and pain of parhumiliation of a lawsuit. Judge SloverB were much lessened, and in decision against Mrs. Merine was upon turitioncases; almost entirely obviated. to be "the many what high authorities claim tho lowest order of evidence." In erery American household, there should be expert testimony of the several business a In copy of Dr. Pierce's great work. " Common men. each one admitted he might be Sense Medical Advier." loos pages, illustrated. In his business career. unit hart copy fret to any address on receipt of at One plea, eloquent In Judge Stiles' forcible and sumps to pay for mailing only. World'! for a new trial for Sirs. .Merine. he quoted Dispensary ilcdiol Association, Buflalo. V. Y. supreme among many others from tha






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SHIRTWAIST SUNDAY. Missouri.KansasijxasTriistCo. Seventh and Wja, tret! Great AVn the Snllor Hat and M1U KANSAS C no ' "Waist Parade Till Threatening OAPITAIj Surplus and Undltltfed i, $1.150.000. Skies Dlsperacd It. JS Wall street. New ON


"itv' From the New York Sun. 400 Chestnut street, PtiDlila. Pa. Thrice a year the East side arrays and MassT 2. Hamb.Qermany. adorns itself with great particularity and SSandthorqula gel 23S, Amsterdam,ian(i. goes forth upon promenade to show its 31id Lombard street. E. C, En- style. New Year's day is one of these occasions. The second Is Easter, when Grand gland. Dorotheen-Strass- e B. nrmanv. M. promstreet and Second avenue, the main 15 Rue du Louvre. ParU'-nr-p enades, are two bowers of spring bonnets s: E. Stllwell. PresV vice day Is without Arthur 1st, and new finery- - The third J. McD. TrE. d specific date. It Is the display of summer Martin: 3d, W. S. Taylor.' Jacques T. styles, and might bo fitly termed "shirt waist day." Usually It comes on the last . n- a Arthur f? Ttnhlnsnn. K Sunday In May or, If weather forbids, on Taylor. Treasurer: Frank Hcox. Ass't tho first Sunday In June. By tacit and .j. .j. ,cujic9. secretary: iitosum, common consent It was celebrated yester- c. o. .Moaner. .?t& 1 dvlici Trimble & day, and mighty was the parade during the entire afternoon of shirt walsted and sailor-hatte- d Braley. General Attorneys. maidens and matrons. President. Est-- 1S76. In anticipation of the event the big C. D.W.FRENCH. T. Dillon, Vice PrestLi Secy. stores on Grand street have been for two weeks advertising bargains in summer French Bros. Comminn Co., waists and straw hats, and the Intending purchasers have been spending their evenCOMMISSION MERCFTS. ings comparing the exhibits of the show Grain, Provisions and Sto private windows and their earnings in the selection wire to Chicago, St. Louis, Ncorjj Minof that outfit which most appealed to them. neapolis and several Sout points. put are Once bought, the hat and waist 20 Exchange b Kansas 23. Rooms to away with the secrecy characteristic of City. Mo. Telephone 140. Refeesnid-lan- d Christmas gifts, and, though tho whole National bank. tenement knows that Ellen McGulre, of the waist, said new silk a front, has third floor plaid, and C. 8. Lee, Pres. Geo. G. Lee, Secj Treas. to be of an amazingly beautiful to have cost no less than J10, none of Miss McGulre's neighbors or friends would venC. S. LEE COMMISSION)., ture to ask to se It or even Inquire as to pattern or price, for etiquette provides that Room 300, N.Y.Llfe Bldg.. Kansa..." mo. the TELEPHONE :i3fi. tho new apparel shall come forth to splen- DEALERS J.V UltAlS AMi l'RUioS. light of the day of parade In all themighty STOCKS A.J ltOXIIS. dor of novelty. Hence there is a comparing of notes, opinions and criticisms Reference, by permission: Mid va. wr.en ino exniDiiion upeus. Bank. First National Ba New under way by 3 o'clock In tlonal It was fairly England Safe Deposit and Trust C of Second avenue. Grand the lower partvery well for a winter or street Is all J.H.WaIte,Seceas. spring promenade, but when it comes sum- Geo.R.Barse,Pres. with its mer the wider thoroughfare, picturesque littlo parks. Its trees, and Its hedgy, open air cafes. Is more suitable. Therefore Grand street was quite deserted and Second avenue crowded. At ever" cor- Rooms Live Stock Exchange. ner there were little groups of girls chatlapuai otoK, jvrou.iisv. train u, tering of clothes always of clothes and taking stock of other girls passing by. One Buying Stockers and Feeders given Sai attention. heard from these groups bits of conversa- Reasonable Advances to Feeders. Tclo. tion something In this order: yours, Cella. "That's a swell sailor of Did It como from Milliner's row?" A. J. GILLES "Indeed It didn't. I went all through A. J. GILLESPIE L. J. GILLES. the uptown stores for this." ( j. F. GILLESr s OO. "Cely's glttln awful swell: but she got that shirt waist for 79 cents at the barCOM3IISSIOX 3IEIlCnJTH, gain counter." Kansat City Atocfe Yardu "Well. If I did. Miss Smarty. It fits me, advances made to parties feed. Liberal an' that's mflrft'n vours does." Buying feeding cattle on orders "Oh. girls. look nt this comln in green stock. specialty. Correspondence solicited. Te and white. Did you ever!" o. lo23. phone too. things, bargain one of them That's "Sadie Rosenthal's got a dead elegant silk shirt waist." said the girl with the upHOUSTON, FIBLE & CO., town sailor hat. "and it didn't cost her much either. She saw one In a Twenty-thir- d xo street window nnd they wanted J17 for It. Sadie got some silk like it and PRITATE WIRE TO SEW YORK. had one made up and it didn't cost her only eight dollars and a half. She's smart--" Naw York Bonds and Stocks dealt In fo "There's a style about them uptown shirt Cash or carried on Margin; also, waists." sighed a little girl whose hat was all Local Investments. obviously a last year's resurrection, and TeU SOOS. 7ZO Detairar Street. contrasted sharply with the exceeding starchy newness of her waist and necktie. "You can't get 'era made up qulto as general was believed locally always to have swell." a fabulous stock of the choicest vintages "Mamie Sweeney got some awful tasty on band, a condition of affairs, by tho stocks for 37 cents apiece tho other day," way, which caused many a waggina; of. remarked a third. "She wouldn't tell where heacfs at village tea parties and similar she got 'em. either." functions. generOn tho occasion of "Let's not stand here any longer, girls. firemen promptly appeared, I'm going up to the square. C'mon." al's house the one to first Into the was rush of group off and Then the would movo and Tom he presently merge with another group on the the building. The family being all out. prop-csaving of to the attention his turned bo next corner. There seemed to a small strong con tvith the flavor of avillage proportion of tho male element In the the tavern promenade, perhaps due to the fact that coction lust absorbed at naturally thought of men never "rush the season" In the mat- still on his palate, he ana was soon seen wines, priceless the ter of dress as women do. Two or three from tho house carrying somepioneers appeared in straw hats, but they emerging wrapped In a small rug. were made the objects of comment on all thing carefully bore it to a neighboring vacant lot, put sides and suffered occasional guying. One Hedown beside a tree, and proceeded to It youth actually had the temerity to appear stand over It. When asked by friends in white duck trousers, to tho glee of the why hoguard did not return to the burning buildbicyclists, who hailed him enthusiastically. his labors, ho replied. In continue ing and "Ah. there. White Wings!" a mysterious whisper: "Where's your badge?" " "Ssh! Got a crate of the general's best "Does Colonel Waring know you're out?" here. Dasn't leave It for fear It gets "Give 'em a chase, cully. This ain't the wine broke or booked. You bet the general Fourth o' July." will thank me for saving it, and mebby After fifteen minutes of this the youth give me a bottle." gave up the fight and retired. All the side- he'll So Tom stood over the bundle and guardwalk cafes were filled with spectators, who ed It as a mother might guard her babe sat and sipped coffee or other drinks, while- till the fire was extinguished. Ha then took mev watcned the narade. XAta In tne ait- it up tenderly and approached the general, ernoon the sky clouded over and a chill ahn Teas on the outskirts of the crowd. wind blew up. and was naturally somewhat excited. Two or three bosom friends of tno rescuer, not yet for "It's kind of unwilling to share the possible bottle, trailexpressed was tho generally opinion, and the parade soon thinned out, ed behind. "Excuse me, general," said Tom, "but I for the shirt waist and straw hat bloom by your fine only in the warm sunlight. On the whole, knowed the store you sot so I Just snatched up a few bottles wines, day" however. It was a good "Shirt Walat brought 'em out. Had to watch 'em and the East sldo girl having seen in the and since, too, or some scalawag would forecast what styles will be most effective close, Mighty smoky in there this summer is now In a position to go a" hooked 'cm. I tell you, general," and Tom then. 'bout apparel ahead and make her collection of back and displayed a nig the folded Intelligently: globular bottles in a wire rack. general. looking at roared "Wine!" the Tom'i Herolo Iteacae. tho bottles. "Why, you Infernal idiot, you ought to have thrown 'em nt the fire! Those From Harper's Bazar. A man bearing the classic name of Tom things are patent Jones has been for a long time the most enthusiastic unofficial assistant which the TVhr don't yon try Carter's Little Liver volunteer fire department of a little Mass- Pills? They are a positive cure for sick his career headache and all the ills produced by disachusetts town had. He began In the line by rescuing an liver. aged citizen from a burning building, and ordered ever after his specialty was saving someThe Nickel Tints .Road thing, either property or life. The fact $10.50 for the round trip, that the aged citizen was tho meanest Will sell ticketsR.atencampment, man In town rather worked against Tom's account G. A. Buffalo. N. August his rescue 21st. 22nd and 23rd. first receiving tho credit for Y. On sale which was his due, but this was gradually Good returning August 24th to 31st. Inclusoverlooked by the better . element, and ive. City Ticket Office. Ill Adams street. Toms' reputation grew. F. E. SCOTT. T. A.. Chicago. Auditorium Annex. A few years ago fire broke out In the . which was the dwelling of General S finest residence In the place. It may be explained that though Tom had a very fair experimental knowledge of a popular brand of stato liquor, his Information concerning winrs w.-- nf the most rtidlmentarv char acter. It may be added, further, that the J













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