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O. B. . K. FOX, PuUlihtn.
PLATTSMOUTH. - NEBRASKA
M;s. Robert Louis Stevent-on has
bad a fire-proof vault built in ber San
Kr an cisco house, where she keep3 the
numerous unfinished or unpublished
manuscripts of her husband.
A commercial weekly, in reviewing
current prices, says that lemons are
""stronger" and raspberries "firmer.
rnfortunately this does not mean
that a dozen lemons will make more
lemonade or that it wili be harder to
convert raspberries into Jam.
The first gold pens mad? la this
country were all manufactured by
hand, the gold being cut from strips of
the metal by scissors, and every sub
sequent operation being performed by
hand. These hand-made gold pens
cost from $5 to $20. and were far in
ferior to the machine made article o.r
the present day.
The sixth contract for American io
tcmotives to be delivered in Japan has
just been closed with the American
locomotive company and will b filled
from Schenectady. It is for eighteen
engines. An order for thirty locomo
tives for the government n;,,oads -of
New Zealand is being filled at the
Haldwin works in Philadelphia.
The tendency among the British
middle classes is rather to live above
their incomes than within them. There
is also a passion for luxury in London
and a desire to display, which seems
a peculiarly stupid and useless desire
in a huge city, where one seldom
knows one's neighbors. And so. too.
tne cordial pot luck dinners of a
generation ago have given place to
ceremonial champagne functions, in
which a man out of dress clothes is
oat of place.
Volcanic action, coral deposits and
hell formations produced the founda
tlons upon which rest the coming new
possessions of the United States1 the
Danish West Indies. They are com
posed of the islands of St. John. St.
Thomas and St. Croix and cost this
government $1,020,000. It is assumed
by geologists that at no very late date
all the Islands of the West Indies
group formed a land connecting link
between North and South America.
The largest island of the group in
question is St. Croiu. having an area
of 135 square miles; St. Thomas comes
with fifty-three square miles, and St.
John last with thirty-five square miles.
The population of the three islands
is about 33.000, chiefly composed of
As early as 1300 all the West Indies
(called so by Columbus, because he
thought he had discovered the west
ward passage to India where he
touched at San Salvador) "were
claimed ly Spain. British and Dutch
explorers following in the Spaniard's
wake heard strange stories of fabu
lous wealth in the Islands and attacked
the claims of Spain. France sought a
foothold in 1625. England captured Ja
maica in 1633 and has kept it ever
since. After various wars, years of
domination hy pirates and internecine
troubles, a final division of the islands
was arranged between foreign powers.
This division was as follows:
Spain Cuba and Porto Rico.
cos, Jamaica. St, Lucia. St. Vincent.
Barbados. Grenada, Tobago, Virgin
group. St. Christopher, Nevis. Anti
gua, Montserrat. Dominica and Trini
dad. France Guadeloupe, St. Bartholo
mew and Martinique. .
Holland Curacoa Bonaire. Aruba.
St. Eustatius. St. Martin and Saba.
Denmark Santa Cruz, St. Thomas
and St. John.
Hayti Repjblics of Hayti and Sau
In 1898 The Spanish-American war
removed Spain from her possessions
in the West Indies and introduced the
United States. This country, with the
further acquisition of the Danish
group, in a military or naval sense,
becomes the mistress of all the south
ern waters sweeping Central America,
the Isthmus of Panama and the north
ern coast of South America. The na
val and military stations being estab
lished in Cuba and Porto Rico will be
duplicated In the Danish .West Indies
on a smaller scale. The government
secures three bases for future opera
tions not equalled by any in the island
possessions of France or England.
Almost as important as this is the
fact that Hayti and San Domingo will
hereafter be flanked east and west by
American possessions, and when the
time comes that the two weak repub
lics fail, as they must, they will easily
pass under the control of this govern
ment and not that of any foreign pow-
England Bahamas, Turks and Cat- j r. The strategic advantage of St.
Thomas, which has a magniflcant bar
bor, . is the reason why the Danish
group has been desired by the United
States ever since Seward was secre
tary of state. A base commanding the
approach to the Isthmus of Panama
and the proposed Nicaraguan canal is
of the highest naval importance to
the United States. Porto Rico has al
ready furnished such a base, but, as
Denmark has her group for sale, this
government deemed it inadvisable that
a foreign power should secure it.
In a mercantile way the acquisition
will amount to little. Sugar is the
principle product of the islands, but
the planters have suffered heavily dur
ing late years owing to the discrimin
ating tariff against them. Denmark
stipulates if the United States takes
the islands they must enjoy free trade
with this country, and that all the in
habitants must be admitted to full
The climate of the islands is often
dubious. Hurricanes of great severity
sometimes nrevall. The heat of the
day is extreme, but the nights are cool
and refreshing. Frost forms in the
cold season, but snow is unknown
The annual precipitation is about sixty-three
inches. Invalids suffering
from pulmonary troubles find that at
certain seasons of the year the atmos
phere of the islands is quite beneficial
although life there is monotonous to
anyone but a drone. The introduction
of naval stations will undoubtedly
bring new business and social life.
A detective of a big department
store said the other day: "Winter is
by all means our busiest season. In
s-ummer time the stores are bothered
but little by shoplifters, but as soon
as cool weather sets in their annual
reapparance begins. Why? Well, I
ngure it tnis way. hirst, there are
fewer persons in the stores in hot
weather and the nimble-fingered one3
run a greater risk of discovery. Then.
again, winter clothes long overcoats
and wraps arethe best possible means
of concealing their booty. That is prob
ably the main reason for the shop-
litter's inactivity during the warm
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MAP OF THE DANISH WEST INDIES, SOON TO BECOME A PART OF THE UNITED STATES.
T Original of "Mr. Dooley" U III. J
'Colonel McNeery" will probably re- f Chicago disptach. The serious illness
cover Irom his present illness, says a which has kept him bedridden for sev-
Probably the most elaborate meer
schaum pipe in this country is now in
process of coloring by a New York
merchant, who bought it from a local
manufacturer recently for $1,800. The
pipe is known as a "character" pipe
to the trade, and is a wonderfully
tarred reproduction of the painting
"St. John at His Bath." It represent
six maidens grouped around a fountain
and either St. John is concealed be
hind the fountain or in it: he is not
in sight, at any rate. Te figures are
niseiea from a solid piece of meer
schaum, which was imported from
Tm key. The labor eTpended upon It
extended over a period of two years.
and the amber mouthpiece alone cost
The money value of a title in other
than a matrimonial market is illustrat
ed by the policy of an old established
manufacturing business in New York
tlty which sells its products all over
Europe. The present manager, like his
father, is very democratic, but for
business reasons he continues the pol
icy established by his father. No
agents are employed abroad except
men with titles. This is easilv ar
ranged in Germany and France and
Russia, but it sometimes causes in
convenience in England. A titled
agent on the continent, no matter how
poor he may be, can usually get a
hearing in a business house easier
than a man without a title. No bogus
titles are allowed, and the company's
list or ioreign agents reads like a
wiwii mm W'jj
PORTRAIT OF THE ORIGINAL OF
eral weeks promises to pass. But it
cannot pass from the history of liter
ature that "Colonel McNeery" was the
original of "Mr. Dooley" and that but
for the genius of Finley Peter Dunne
meeting the quiet humor of "Jim" Mc
Garry the world might have lost tales
now famous from ocean to ocean.
"Jim" McGarry. dealer in spirituous
goods he despises beer first indirect
ly suggested to Mr. Dunne the creation
of the series of pp.pers now made fam
ous under the name of "Mr. Dooley.
Mr. McGarry, who is just recovering
rrom a serious illness, eight or nine
years ago, presided over a bar on Dear
born street. Chicago, where it was cus
tomary for judges, lawyers, newspaper
men and other bright lights of the
town to meet. They came in pairs,
groups or alone. They were as apt to
drop in early in the morning as late
at night. Mr. McGarry's quaint phil
osophy passed among them, and while
enjoyed, never suggested publicity
until Mr. Dunne wrote his first story of
"Colonel McNeery 's" whirl on the Fer
ris wheel. It appeared in a ChicagoSun
day paper. No one who knew him had
difficulty in recognizing that "Colonel
McNeery" was "Jim" McGarry, and
thatMr.McKenna, his friend, was John
McKenna, famed in political circles.
"I'll kill you, Dunne," said McGarry
when the town began to laugh over
his wit. "if you write me up again, and
I'll kill you if you don't." But Dunne
laughed and kept on with the stories
which appeared once every week. Mc
Garry was tto rich a field to be neg
Fancies of Novelists
Instances are numerous which show
how the fancies of the novelist may
become realities through men and
women reproducing in actual life the
imaginary scenes of the story teller.
It is well known that Sir Walter Be
sant's story of "All Sorts and Condi
tions of Men" brought about the build
ing of the People's palace in London.
Jules Verne's apparently wild flights
of imagination in "Twenty Thousand
Leagues Under the Sea" is probably
largely responsible for the wonderful
progress that has been made in sub
marine navigation, and the construc
tors and operators of these boats have
been already able to discount soma of
the novelist's fancies. When the city
of Galveston was overwhelmed in an
instant by the destroying waters tens
of thousands of people read the de
tailed story in the newspapers and
wondered at the reproduction In this
catastrophy of the Lafcadio Hearn's
story of "Chitu: A Memory of Lost
Islands." The Galveston story, to the
smallest detail, had long before been
dreamed and the dream told by the
pen of Hearn. Those who have read
"King Solomon's Mines" remember
how Captain Good upon one occasion
when things were looking decidedly
dubious for the English adventurers
saved the lives of himself and his com
panions by a skillful manipulation of
his single eyeglass and his false teeth.
The recent outbreak in Ashanti fur
nished an incident which almost paral
leled the one imagined by Rider Hag
gard. Two Englishmen were in a na
tive village far out on the western bor
ders of the disturbed country. When
the war broke out all their native
servants left them and they were alone
with the hostile savages. One, a min
ing prospector, went to a neighboring
chief for protection. The chief re
ceived him kindly, gave him a meal
and. while he was eating, beat his
brains out with a war club. The other
man. Walter Bennett by name, a sur
veyor, was starting from his house
when he heard the fate of his compan
ion. He made his way to another
chief, who received him grimly, took
him into his house and then intimated
that he would shortly "do things" to
Mr. Bennett. The chief's family gath
ered around to inspect their vict:m and
the Englishman adjusted his monocle
and sat down to think things over.
The single eyeglass at once caught the
fancy of the chief's wives and children
and they laughed and jabbered until
Mr. Bennett had to laugh too. For an
hour or so the family of the chief kept
the surveyor "doing stunts" with hit
eyeglass. When he managed to screw
the glass into the eye of the chief's
favorite wife the hilarious rapture of
the whole village was complete, and
even the old chief laughed until his
woolly hair hurt him. Needless to say
Mr. Bennett's life was spared and he
was conducted to a place from which
he could reach the British lines. Bib
ianiha is the name of the village
where the surveyor saved his life after
the manner of Captain Good of ' Kin?
Solomon's Mine3." You can't find it on
the map at leust not on the ordinary
ones but it is probable that the vil
lagers are laughing there yet at the
strange Englishman with the adjusta
ble eye. Some years ago Justin Mc
Carthy wrote a novel called "Red Dia
monds." In that story can be found
mang things which remind one of the
Molineux case. Captain Praven, secre
tary of the Voyagers' club in that story
had an enemv called Bostwick. who
tried to kill him as. it is alleged. Moli
neux tried to kill Harry Cornish, by
sending him some poisoned headache
powders, which came to the captain in
almost exactly the same manner as the
powders came to Cornish. And the
failure of the plot is about similar In
manner to the failure of the plot
against Cornish. When Alaska was
purchased from Russia in 1867 no one
thought that It would prove a second
California as regards gold, but in that
year Bret Harte pictured Yankee min
ers swinging their picks in the midst
of wildernesses of snow and ice, and
in fact, prophesied the Klondike out of
the fullness of his imagination. In
"Pursued by the Law." J. Maclaren
Cobbian has a criminal, in the custody
of tvro policeme.1. scramble through
the window of a rapidly moving rail
way train, leap from it to the ground
and make off. The critics naturally pro
nounced this incident as "highly ex
citing, but unfortunately impossible
Two days after such a criticism ap
peared the London papers, under the
heading "Leaped from a Train,"
chronicled an incident exactly similar
to that described by Mr. Cobbian. Chi
Test Will Try It.
Tesla is actually going to put his
wireless telegraphy into trans-Atlantic
operations, he avers, having bought 200
acres of land at Wardenclyffe, on the
sound coast of Long Island, and con
tracted for the erection of five c six
buildings thereon. One of thpse is to
be 100 feet 6quare and several stories
high, and will contain a complete
electrical plant of 350 horse power and
costing $150,000. The other buildings
will be occupied for his several experi
ments, and he will make that his bead
quarters, giving up his New York city
A CRIME TO STAGGER
FROVISION AGAINST INTEMPERANCE IN
SOUTH CAROLINA TOWN
Most Striking 'Boer teJar Cartoon. Jx
Books that sell by the hundred thou
sand are not common, yet there are
some instances that are not modern.
It Is now just about two hundred and
forty years since one John Bunyan
was shut up in Bedford jail. He stayed
there twelve years: but a book of
his went free, and no man since that
day could have suppressed or impris
oned it. even had he wished. Millions
of copies of it have been printed. Prob
ably more copies are sold in auy one
month, now. than could have been die-
poseu or in a jear during the au
thor's lifetime, and the book is as
vital a part of this twentieth century
as it was of any preceding time. There
are excellent books among the ' popu
lar novels." but spite of all the
adulatory comment it would bs hard
to point out one that seems likely to
weather two centuries and more as
bravely as has "Pilgrim's Progress."
During a recent French duel one of
the combatants acidentally touched the
point of bis sword to the ground. The
seconds immediately stopped the com
bat until the sword could be sterilized
One cannot help recalling the famous
cartoon in Punch which represented
Aft.-. A . . .. .
ice mu iru-nnifn waiting uenind a
rook for their landlord, one with a
shotgun, the other with a club. "Sure
the master do be very late." says one.
anxiously. -He is." says the other. "I
hope he have met wid no accident."
After this one cannot regard that car
toon as merely a humorous fancy.
The public sc hools of Nebraska have
an endowment in lands duplicated in
no other State. The securities held
by the State in the permanent school
fund are in amount $4.265,54t.6:; the
landed endowment consists of 454.854
acres under contract of sale. 1.848.612
acres under lease and 53,365 acres va
cant. From the interest on securities,
interest on sale and lease rentals,
$a'j3.205.5S was realized in 1900. None
of the endowment can ever be divert
ed, and as the lands appreciate in
value the annual receipts will be aug
It is not often that a cartoon excites
so much attention as that published
by the Amsterdammer a short time
since, showing negro soldiers under
the British flag shooting down white
women in South Africa. This was
based upon Mr. Chamberlain's speech
In the House of Commons, in which he
intimated that the employment of the
blacks as soldiers was contemplated in
Friends of the Boers professed to be
horrified at this suggestion and said it
would alienate sympathy for the Brit
ish among the Cape Colonists, even
those of English birth, the race feeling
there being even stronger than it is in
our Southern States. One London pa
per has iointed out that in spite of
American race prejudice tsre are
black troops in our regular army.
The Amsterdamraer's cartoon has
been widely copied, and more than
once referred to in public speeches
The London Daily Mail called it "a
A Rotable Find.
Mexico is hardly the country in
which one would expect to find any
souvenirs of Napoleon, yet a notable
disgraceful cartoon," but republished j the most striking of the Boer war car
it. Continental critics pronounce it toons.
A PICTURE THAT IS DENOUNCED IN GREAT BRITAIN.
NAPOLEON'S TEA SET FOUND IN
relic of this kind has just leen found
It is a tea set. fashioned of the fam
ous Sevres ware, which was manufac
tured for Napoleon in 1806. Its color
is bleu du rol and it is stamped with
the imperial arms, the bees and deco
rations being In old gold. In every de
tail it is as perfect today as when it
left the factory, and as to the date of
its manufacture there can be no ques
tion, since it is clearly indicated by a
red mark on the back of each piece.
Whether the emperor used it much or
little is not known, but after his death
It pased into the possession of his heirs
and thus in time became the property
of Louis Napoleon. During his reign
it remained in Paris, but after his
death it'was purchased by an Austrian
merchant from the executors of his
estate at Chlselhurst, in England. The
Austrian took it to Vienna and soon
received a handsome offer for it from
a firm of jewelers in Mexico city,
which he accepted. The new owners
retained it in their possession for sev
eral years, but finally disposed of it to
Mr. F. B. McKercher, assistant general
manager of the Mexican Central Rail
way. For the last few years many admir
ers of Napoleon in Europe and else
where have been wondering what be
came of his beautiful tea set. and the
news of its being located has attracted
unusual attention and Is impelling sev
eral persons to ask whether there may
not be o Napoleonic relics in Mexico.
"Reforming English Speech.
The spelling reformers are outdone
on their own line. D. G. Porter of
Waterbury, Conn., not only favors the
revolutionizing of spelling, but he
would radically reform the English
language every way. He would begirt
with the alphabet and change the long
sound of the first three vowels to the
continental method of pronunciation
Mr. Porter not only would have
words spelled as they are pronounced
but he would have words kindred in
meaning conform to artificial rules of
analogy. He would pronounce "obe
dient" "obadient" because "obey" is
pronounced "obay." and so on through
the entire unabridged dictionary. He
gives a fling at the English language
as having been formed by "an in
tensely ignorant and stupid peasantry."
Senator Clark's Parisian house is
one of the handsomest in that city and
generally regarded as second only to
that of ex-Quenn Isabella of Spain.
The strangest law which has ever
sprung from South Carolina s dispen
sary system has been adopted by the
town council of Yorkville. a thriving
country seat near the mountain line.
When the dispensary system was first
operated Yorkville fought it bitterly,
because the c itizens or- that town are
strong on temperance. The lav was
unpopular. It did not prove success
ful and finally it was decided to have
n election in which the people could
express their views on the dispensary
or prohibition. The voters buried tne
dispensary and prohibition ruled the
But the closing of the state estab
lishments did not stop t;e sale f
liquors. Men got drunk just as they
formerly had done, and in the low
quarter of the town intoxicated men
reeled out, a shocking spectacle of
prohibition. The wise heads took
counsel together. They talked over the
defects, and agreed to punish the man
who drank, and not the man who
sold. An extra meeting of the town
council was called. An ordinance was
introduced making it a misdemeanor
for any person to be seen staggering on
the streets of the town. That was
where the wise heads thought the root
of the evil could be crushed. There
was a bitter fight in the council over
the proposed legislation. Class 'was
arrayed against class, but the anti
stagger law prevailed, and it was ac
cordingly entered on the statutes.
There is no provision in the law
by which a man suffering from paraly
sis can be exempted from the operation
of the law. All staggering people look
alike to the wise men of Yorkville.
Whether he' stagger from drink or
from partial paralysis, he is seized,
hurried before a town physician, and
his corfdition tested. If there is the
odor of whisky he is sent up to be
fined; if he staggers from paralysis
or from other troubles, and can pro
duce the whisky odor besides, he is
dealt with under the anti-stagger law.
Friends and supporters of the new
measure declare that -it ha3 rid the
streets of the drunkards and has ma
terially decreased the sale of liquor.
Men who fought for its adoption de
clare that it has increased drunken
ness, because men buy the whisky from
the "blind tigers" and then go home
to drink the entire supply, with the
expectation of remaining there until
thoroughly sobered. The law has in
jected new issues into the political life
of Yorkville, and people from other
towns are anxious to see similar meas
ures adopted at their homes.
The Long-Lived llrowm.
Stories of extreme longevity in fam
ilies arc common in the green hills of
Vermont, but one will look far even in
that state of nonogenarians without
finding another group as remarkable as
the Brown family of five generations in
direct line, all living in the Whito
river valley of Addison and Orange
counties. From mot her down to great-great-grand
mother they are the picture
of health. Mrs. H. N. Brown was born
in Norage, Conn., June 14, 1812, and
went with her parents to Vermont In
her first year. She is now making her
home with her granddaughter in Ran
For lh Woman Ha Love.
Just as rapidly as Rabbi Mayer New
man can accomplish the work, George
Homey of New York is being trans
ferred from a Gentile to a Hebrew.
For a long time Horncy has loved
Sarah Kleinman and Sarah has loved
George, who was a member of the
Methodist church. For three year:
they debated as to which one of them
should change religion, Horney also
urging that they be married and let
the matter of religion go. But Mis
Kleinman would not consent, and, of
course, the man was finally forced to
give in. So the other day he applied
to Rabbi Newman to make him a He
brew. It will bo necessary for him
to change part of his name, and in fu
ture he will be known a3 Abraham
A NARROW ESCAPE.
Bath. N. Y., Sept. 16th. There is
now at the Soldiers' arid Sailors' Home
here an old soldier who has been near
er death than auyor.e who has lived to
tell the story.
nis name is A. E. Ayers. For many
years he lived in Minneapolis, Minn,
where he is well known.
Four . physicians of that city once
told Mr. Ayers that he could not live
four dnys. He had Blights' disease.
As a last resort he tried Dodd'a Kid
ney Pills. lie is strong and well today.
He says: "I was in the very presence
ef death, but Dodd's Kidney Pills saved
me. They arc the greatest medicine in
' flehold the Man."
Munkacsy's "Ecce Homo" 13 again
on exhibition in London. It Is twenty
four feet long and fourteen feet high.
and closed the series of Biblical paint
ings which include "Christ Before Pi
late" and "Christ on Calvary." After
exhibtion in England it may be
brought to America by the syndicate
which owns his works.
PUTNAM FADELESS DYES are the .
brightest, fastest and easiest to use..--
iSold by druggists, J0J. per package.
Started I ortnne With Ten Dulltra.
D. R. Beatty, one of the new Texas
oil kings- wa3 a reporter nvhea the-
news of a great oil "strikfe" came in.
He got together $10 and by putting
that up as a security he "bluffed" thu
discoverers and got valuable lands,
which proved so fruitful that he was
able to pay the balance due on them
in a few weeks.
If you wixh beautiful, clear, white clothes
use Ked tTosisall Blue. Lariro 2 oz.
package, 5 -ent.s
Discontent is the want of self-reli
ance; is is infirmity as well. Emerson.
THE NATIOJVS LIBRARIES
There Are Now 5,383 Such Institutions,
with 44,591.851 Volumes
The report of the United States Bu
reau of Education shows that there
has been In the last five years, an in
crease of 1,357 in the number of pub
iic, society and school libraries in the
United States. There are now 5,383
such libraries, as against 4,026 in
18&6, and 44,591,851 volumes, as against
3,051,872 an increase of nearly S5 per
cent, in the number of books.
The North Atlantic division has
2.4T7 of the 5.383 liDraries. and J,-
000,000 more than half the number of
volumes in the United States. New
York alone has 71S libraries with 7,-
196.509 volumes: Massachusetts. 571 li
braries, with .633,2fe volumes and
Pennsylvania. 401 libraries, with 3,-
947.577 volumes. The North Central
division has "1.728 libraries, with 11,-
211.710 volumes; Ohio, 266 libraries.
with 2,055,589 volumes, and Michigan
193 libraries, with 1,298,708. volumes.
The South Atlantic division has
421 libraries, with O.303.2J7 volumes.
Maryland has SO of these libraries,
with 1,175,253 volumes, and the Dis
trict of Columbia "4. with 2,504,783 vol
umes, 1,000,000 of these being in the
Library of Congress.. The South Cen
tal division has 374 libraries, with
1.386.731 volumes. Kentucky has 76
libraries, with 125,729 volumes, and
Tennessee 71 libraries, with 332,221
volumes. The Western division nas
387 libraries, with 2,7779,596 volumes.
California has 212 of these libraries,
with 1.781,858 volumes, and Colorado
54, with 363,866 volumes.
Creek Marriage Customs.
The marriage In Constantinople of
as Englishman and a Greek woman
entails three wedding ceremonies. To
be legal, it must be performed at the
consulate. The couple are legally mar
ried there the first day, and on the
next a church ceremony is performed
in the English church, while the
Greek religious ceremony which fol-
lows is celebrated at the bride's home.
The last is the only legal form of mar-
riage as far as the bride is concerned.
In the Greek ceremony no ring is used,
but the beet man places a wreath
bound with white satin ribbons on the
heads of bride and bridegroom. Then,
while the priest is pronouncing the
words of the service the couple walk
around him in a circle three times.
holding catdles. the best man at inter
vals changing the wreaths from one
to the other. When all is over the
friends throw small coins or tokens
of gold and silver over the wedded
pair, and a general scramble ensues
among those present to secure the
HT5 rrrm;ii.i.'.TC uppi. Sc rt nri.rrroni'nmHari
firxt dry u- 'f lr. iCH'ie urrat NVrva l-torr.
Bvncl tor Fit KK S2.DO trtui Uittle and treatio.
The 31 out llejeweled.
Mrs. W. N. Cox of Mason. O.. will
have the distinction on September 20
of wearing more and richer jewels than
any member of her sex has ever worn
before. On the date mentioned occurs
the great fall festivities and parade
in Cincinnati and in the street display
the feature will be the float of the
wholesale and retail -jewelers of the
city. Mrs. Cox has been chosen as
queen of the display and will wear
gems valued at $5t0,000.
Kail's Catarrh Core
Is taken internally. Price, 75c
is a necessary ingredient
A Michigan Town.
The arrival stepped up to th3 hotel
counter, swung the register around
and signed his name: "John Smith
Michigan." "Ah. Mr. Smith," said the
clerk with that hospitable manner of
the true hotel clerk, "what's the best
word . in Kalamazoo?" Mr. Smith
turned pale as if he had been caught
in the very act. "How did you know
I was from Kalamazoo?" he inquired
in surprise, for he had never been in
that hotel before. "Oh," laughed the
clerk, "I've been in the hotel bus!
ness a long lime, and l never- saw
one of them put down the name of
his town yet. The only others I know
of like that are from Oshkosh." Mr.
Smith didn't know Just what to say in
reply, so he said it, and went on up
stairs to h!s room, thinking. New
Natife Keed Ilet.
Like Indian corn, the tomato i3 lust
when the seed Is produced in the sanis
latitude and climate where the crop
is to be grown, and it seldom does its
best the first season when taken far
north or south cf it3 native locality.
Let us be of good cheer, remember
ing that the misfortunes hardest to
bear are those which never come.
Lowell. r '
How t lotbet Art mistered.
Many of the starches now being used
in washable fabrics contain' ingredi
ents that break and blister the goods
so that after a few washings they are
of little service. Defiance starch (made
in ienrasKu is niauuiacturea with a
special view to obviating the difficulty. .
li. contains a solution that can in no"
way injure the linen but instead '
gives it a .smooth, glossy finish that
makes goods look new after each iron- .
ing. Sold by leading growers. Mado
by Magnetic Starch Co.. Omaha. Neb.
The best that Money and OR'
Experience can produce. CJ
At all stores, or bv mail for the nrlee. Hjimule
Of Sozodont by mull for the poetaifc, 3 cents.
HALL & RUCKEL, New York
WAY GET SOAKED
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BLACK 0 TTLLOV
WILL KEEP YOU EOT
?vVrtwher6T HARDEST STORM?
LOOK fOR ABOVE TRADE MARK. MWARCOf IMITATION
' CATALOGUES rHttr I
MOWIN FULL LINE OP GARMENTS AND MAT3.'
A.J.I OTI LR CO. BOSTON. MASS. 4
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