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The Baldwin Bee from Baldwin, Kansas • 7

The Baldwin Beei
Baldwin, Kansas
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old men, then work for the children, teach parents the injury done by using soothing syrup, headache medicine and like drugs, that they may know the harmful effect upon the child. Let the watchword of this department be, The Some of the resolutions adopted total abstin-, ence, wr believe, (that total abstinence from' intoxicants and narcotics is the duty of every 'individual. Science and experience combine their testimony that it is the only safety, and that it would remove a very prolific source of insanity and physical degeneracy." Education Resolved: That the strongest hope for the success of the temperance reform lies in the education of the youth of the nation as to the seductive nature and evil effects of alcoholics and narcotics, and the cultivation of public sentiment through every line of work represeutde by our various departments. R. C.

J. Old People. Old people who require medicine to regulate the bowels and kidneys will find the true remedy in Electric Bitters. This medicine contains no stimulants and has no whiskey nor other intoxicant, but acts as a tonic and alterative. It acts mikUy on stomach and bowels adding strength and giving tone to the organs, thereby aiding Nature in the performance of the functions.

Electric Bitters is an excellent appetizer and aids digestion. Old people find it just exatly what they need, Price 50 cts. and $1.00 per bottle at W. E. Cary's Drug Store.

5 Some people are too soft and silly to be called people; they should be banished to some fruitful clime where, all day long, they can indulge in soft, silly smiles, smirks and grins; which show the of their brains as well as of their faces. Everything in the line of fine shoes and rubbers are going at actual cost. Have you been in and found out for yourself? If not why not? Call before sizes are broken. G. A.

Anderson 306 Main Ottawa Kan. 20 2t W. C. T. U.

Convention. The twenty-third Annual Convention of the National W. C. T. U.

met at music hall St. Louis Nov. 13. The white ribbon convention was a fitting close to the round of great conventions which had filled the hall from time to time for the past few mouths. It had now become the scene of a peaceful warfare for the principles advocated by three hundred thousand women.

We venture to say that no decorations were so unique as those which met the eye at this time, that no better parliamentary usage marked the proceedings of any other body, that no truer love of country was ever expressed by any convention, that no more adherence to platform principles was ever disblayed and no devotion to the welfare of mankind than was showed at the W. C. T. U. National Convention.

After the devotional exercises Miss Francis Willard called Mrs. L. M. N. Stereus to the chair, then proceeded to give her annual 'address.

She was greeted as usual with round after round of applause and waving of handkerchiefs. Oh, that space would permit me to give part of her at least, for it is so grand, good and inspiring! As she took her seat amid prolonged applause, Master Freddie Ingalls, son of the president of 1 the St. Louis central committee, came forward and presented her with flowers. Miss Willard said "I like to see a boy stand by his mother, and I like to see him with a pure white ribbon on the lapel of his coat; I pray the blessings of God on him and when he grows up there will be a great and triumphant party of Prohibition for him to vote with; for right is right, since God and right must win the day. To doubt would be disloyalty; to falter would be sin." The superintendent of narcotics said.

"The only advice I have is, work for the children; the only plan I wish to impress upon our mothers is, work for the children. We can never hope to reform the Fifty Years In Kansas. Over fifty years in Kansas, and now the widow of John Tecumseh Jones is going back to Maine to spend her remaining days. In 1842 Jane Kelly left her comfortable New England home to preach the gospel to the bands of indians which then roamed on the Kansas plains. Coining by Kansas City, then consisting of but one cabin, she went to Ft.

Leavenworth, and there commenced her work. John Tecumseh Jones was a remarkable indian. Born in Canada in 1808, he was in early life thrown much in contact with the whites, who were attracted by his unusual brightness. He was sent to Hamilton, N. to be educated, and went from there to the Choctaw academy in Kentucky, where he graduated.

Speaking fluently French, English, and several indian tongues, and being a man of broad views, he was employed by, the government to assist in settling the remnants of tribes in their new homes in Kansas. While engaged in this work he met and married "Miss Kelly. One band of indians, the Ottawas, were settled on Pottawattomie creek a few miles east of where Ottawa is now located. With this band Jones and his wife took up their residence, and he became known as "Ottawa" Jones, which was afterward corrupted to "Tauy" Jones! In their cabin home ill 1859 they entertained Horace Greely when he was making his famous trip the country. In this year the Republican party was organized inKrn-sas, and Greely addressed the convention at Osawatomie in lieu, of Lincoln, who was billed to speak Jones was very intimate with John Brown and accompanied him on many of his expeditions.

This made him a special object of hatred with the border ruffians, and they visited his home one night in the hope of finding Brown there. Disappointed, they pillaged and burned his house, Jones barely escaping with his life. He was very wealthy and soon after this he built what was then the finest house in Kansas, at a cost of $30,000. The house was built by Damon Higby, a prominent and unique character in. the history of Douglas and Franklin counties from the early days until recently.

Higby was a bachelor and lived alone five miles south" of Baldwin for the past forty years, dying last He was an atheist, but he followed the religion of the Golden Rule; and many are 'the witnesses yet living who can testify to his many noble traits of character and his kindness to the -poor. But, as Kipling says, that's another story. Jones and his wife lived in their mansion for a number of years and when he died, loved and respected alike by whites and reds, his widow removed to Ottawa, where she has since resided. The old mansion still stands, as good as the it was built, and is passed daily by scores ot people who know nothing of the history of the builder or the romantic legends connected with it. It is on the Ottawa road, eight miles Southwest of Baldwin, and is the magnificent home of J.

C. Woodlief, who owns over 1200 acres of land adjoining. Directly opposite the house, in the fine old timber on the banks of the historic "Tauy' is the finest picnic ground in eastern Kansas, and there meets many a merry party of young people from Baldwin and Ottawa each Mr. Woodlief is the personification of hospitality, and not only gives picnicers the liberty of the grounds, but does all in his power to make the occasions enjoyable. Mrs.

Jones is 86 years old, but is sprightly and will live many years yet to relate interesting incidents of early Kansas history. In Fantastic Costume. i The Fraternal Aid association entertained their friends at the Odd Fellows' hall last night with a masquerade social. Over a hundred invitations were issued, and by eight o'clock what might have been taken for anything the imagination could call them, were seen wending their way through the streets to the hall. By half past eight the hall was filled, and it was a sight for a kodakor an asylum.

The were negroes and indians. divils and clowns, with here and a modest little Catholic nun, and many specimens impossible to name. Gaiety and joy reigned and he who could act the biggest fool was the most popular. At 9' o'clock the grand march, led by Nat Bailey, was started, and. then caine the unmasking.

The ladies had chosen partners for the inarch and for supper, and when the masks were removed many were the exclamations of well merited suprise, as the costumes were so perfect that very few of the Wearers were recognized. Supper was served after the grand march and it was such a supper as only the Lodge knows how to serve. The menu was "out of sight," and there was plenty and to spare. To say the evening was one of unalloyed pleasure is putting it mildly. The two star clowns, Nat Bailey and John Hair, furnished amusement for all by their "komik that they' had missed their calling by not selling out to Barnum.

A special feature of the evening was an exitttibn of team work by the' Lodge. When the guests dispersed they voted the Fraternal Aid association royal entertainers, and the event one of the most pleasurable of the season. May this Lodge prosper as only the worthy can. A tender young bit of feminity who signs herself "Jessie," contributes the following touching lines to the Solomon City" Sentinel, but neglects to give her address: The frosty nights have come again, And at this time of year, The single men who sleeps alone Prance round "upon their ear." They turn the bedding quickly back, And then hastily tumble in, Dreaming of delightful bliss, Their knees up under their chin. And then then they softly murmur Just loud enough to hear, By Georgel this thing has got to cease, Before another year.

A Subscribe for The Bee." WHY OUR COMPETITORS ARE HOT! WE ARE OFFERING All Domestic COT- I TON GOODS of every description Cheaper than any other house in Ottawa. And the Finest Stock BEST-TAILORED CLOTHING Goes the same way. 260 Pairs BL AN KETS I you can't-match them in quality and price. 125 Pairs LACE CURTAINS at less than manufacturers prices. Underwear and Hosi- ery, we are always way ahead in quantity, quality and price.

CARPETS, OIL-CLOTHS, RUGS 1 of choice styles and cheap. Rugs from 90c to $25. Oct. 1st we opened the only stock of CAPES AND JACKETS That are owned at a price that they sell them- 4 selves to all who look. Come and See us.

D. OR ANES- 222-224 Main OTTAWA..

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