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| Tramp Printer Wilhs Rfvnd*"n* Known> I
1 to Indiana News
■_ paper Shops.
A recent special from Wabash, Ind.,
to the Indianapolis News, says that
Willis Randall, the tramp printer, who
ilied there, was a well known character
in the printing houses of Indiana. He
belonged to the old school of journey
men type-setters, but he differed from
them by never wandering beyond the
boundaries of Indiana. He lived In
Wabash for a time, and until his death
had a strong attachment for the city.
So thoroughly did Randall cultivate
the acquaintance of editors and print
ers of the state that it was with ease
that he followed his nomadic life. He
was a rapid and accurate compositor,
and, when sober, had the knack of suc
cessfully operating any department of
a newspaper. Saloon men knew him
as well, and a dime of his money
would go as far with them as would
half a dollar of a stranger's money.
When Randall struck Wabash and gat
liis loan of a dime, he would generally
get comfortably drunk within half an
hour and turn up again at ♦he office of
the donor, exclaiming: aiy name is
Randall, and I spell it with a big R. 1
am not the worst man on the road,
though at times my habits are very
Asked to go to work, he would gen
erally respond with a few lines of dog
"My bird Is dead," said Annie Ray,
“My bird is dead, I can not play.
Go take the cage, far, far away,
1 do not care to work today.*
Several years ago, after working
steadily for several days, on Lee Linn's
Wabash Courier, ho informed Linn
that he was tired of labor and intended j
to got “blind” drunk. Linn begged
him to stay, but Randall was inexor
able, got the money due him, and was
soon in a state of glorious intoxication.
He took up a position at the corner of
Wabash and Canal street, the universe
spinning around his enlarged cranium
at a rate that made him surge back
ward and forward, while he struggled
to prevent the unduiattng sidewalk j
from hitting him in the face. At this
juncture a team of horses, running
away, dashed around the corner and
were upon Randall before he could
comprehend the danger. The peril
c.eemcd to sober him and he grasped
the animals by the bridles with super- I
human strength and hurled them back
ou their haunches. He was thrown
down and it seemed he would be killed.
But Randall quickly rose to hiB feet
and when the crowd gathered and he
was asked why he thus risked his life,
lie dropped once more into poetry and
replied with his usual bland smile:
Inspiring John Barleycorn,
What dangers dost them make us
Rater he said he saw a calico cloth
flutter in the wagon as the horse*
jumped upon the pavement, and he
supposed the vehicle contained a wo
A Wabash minister in later years un
dertook to plead with Randall to cease
putting in his mouth the enemy that
steals away his brains. Randall smil
ed quietly through all the appeal, and
then remarked, in his unctuous man
Ah, brandy, brandy, bane of life.
Spring of tumult, source of strife.
Could I but half thy curses tell,
The wise would wish thee safe in hell.
The appeal, it is unnecessary to say,
was fruitless. Randall and Billy Free,
another intemperate printer, were boon
companions, and both attended tem
perance meetings here tw'enty-four
years ago. Free was impressed, and
signed the pledge. Randall was dis
gusted, and when Free tried to induce
him to reform, Randall became Indig
nant, and the long friendship ceased
then and there. Randall said repeated
ly that he could not quit drinking,
although he would like to break the
habit, which he knew was destroying
him. He was give* several good posi
tions in the last five years on his
pledge to reform, but the tyranny of
drink could not be overthrown, and
he drank almost to the very last. There
is not a newspaper office in northern
Indiana in which news of his death
was not received with regret, for his
ability and his integrity, his inexhaust
ible fund of humor and his faithfulness
in friendships was recognized by every
newspaper man. He seemed to have
but one fault, and that wa3 an over
shadowing one, and to that undoubted
ly was due ids death.
Who ties to the right will never get
The petrified forests of Arizona, as
reported by Dr. J. N. Pulver, form one
of the most interesting of modern dis
rnvei P s. They a:e in the northern part
of the territory and in the heart of the
San Francisco mountains. The most
notable feature in this land of won
ders is the "agat« bridge,'’ which is a
tree trunk, transformed into the finest
agate and spanning a chasm GO feet
wide. There 13 a fine group of big logs
in the foothills about 12 miles east of
Winslow and about 45 miles from the
Several miles westward along the
slope of the mountains, a small but re
markable petrified forest was found..
The largest tree, which must have been
the very king of its race, stands on the
summit of a sun-baked, desolate foot
hill. It is 26% feet in circumference
and 14 feet in height, with roots em
bodied in the solid rock. Almost all
of these trees are perfectly preserved,
even to the bark, which in some case3
is five inches thick.
With the exception of a single cot
tonwood truuk the trees are of an ex
tinct coniferous species. They lie
prone upon the ground. The section
or ends of the logs show brilliant reds
and yellows and dull blues. The bark
is not brilliant but dull, and wonder
fully well preserved. Some trees show
even the knots to perfection. Some
of the petrified logs are four f :t in
thickness and from 10 to 12 feet long.
They have no branches, but the hun
dreds of pieces varying from a couple
of inches to one foot in diameter are
probably the remains of branches.
Here and there are heaps of chips
from the petrified trees and their
beauty of coloring is bewildering.
There are literally thousands of bushels
of chips that are red moss agato and
may be beautifully polished. There are
many times more chips of amethyst,
gray topaz and various lined agatos,
showing the grain of the trees, as they
grew millions of years ago. One may
obtain cross sections of fallen tree3,
showing in eompletest detail the annual
ring marks and the separation of the
bark from the trees. The stone is of
the hardest and takes and keeps an
An American Jury,
It is indeed an unusual spectacle in
Massachusetts to see a shoemmaker, a
blacksmith, a machinist, a contractor,
a real estate dealer, a fireman, a la
borer. a clerk, a livery stable keeper
and three farmers hearing the evidence
in the case of a Harvard professor on
trial on the charge of murder.—Boston
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:: Garden of Eden in Illinois
Dan Parmalee, an eccentric charac
ter of Illinois, claims that he has dis
covered tlie. original Garden of Eden.
It Is situated on the bank of the Kan
kakee river at Indian Town, 111., three
miles from the Indiana State line,
Parmalee has relies which he asserts
prove the identity of Adam’s and
Eve’s Edenic home. Among these rel
ics are the apple tree on which grew
the fruit with which the serpent
tempted Eve; the apple Itself, turned
to stone; the head of the serpent, like
wise petrified, and other relics men
tioned in the Holy Book. The con
tour of the petrified apple is distinctly
marred where two generous bites were
taken from It. The serpent’s head is
diamond shaped, like that of the
deadly adder. The apple tree bears
every mark of great age. and still
bears fruit which is tempting as it
hangs from the drooping limhs. "Old
Dan” is firm in his belief that it is
the original tree, nnd, what is more,
he believes that Adam and Eve still
live in the garden. Adam is a giant
black oak on the river bank, and Eve
is a smaller white oak growing near
by, extending her arms appealingly to
Glovernvllle‘H Curfew law*
The city council of Glovcrsville, N.
Y., passed an ordinance recently or
dering all children under the age of
16 to be indoors in the summer time
after 9 p. m. and in the winter after
i S p. m. The parents are made respon
i sible with their children.
All tricks come back to the trick
Freorru pat Ion.
Ono of the familiar figures in our
large cities is the busy “suburbanite"
who, apparently, does all his reading
on the trains that carry him to and
from the down-town district. An eld
erly citizen of this class was on his
homeward journey one evening, sit
ting alone In a seat, with his knees
braced against the seat in front of him,
and was intensely absorbed in his eve
ning newspaper, when the train on
which he was riding ran into the rear
and of a train just ahead. The engi
neer saw the danger in time to apply
the brake* aid avert a serious disaster.
, but the shock was severe enough to
throw one of the passengers forward
and knock off the hat of the busy
suburbanite in question. Ho merely
muttered, as he picked up his hat and
went on with his reading, unconscious
that anything unusual had happened:
‘‘I think you might at least have apol
ogized for that!”—Youth’s Companion,
We wouldn’t give much for a boy
who should go out in company often
and never disgrace his mother with Ha
WHY MRS. PINKHAM
la Able to Help Si?k Women
When Doctors Fail.
TTow gladly would men fly to wo
man's aid did they but understand a
woman's feelings, trials, sensibilities,
ami peculiar organic disturbances.
Those things are known only to
women, and the aid a man would give
is not at his command.
To treat a case properly it is neces
sary to know all about it, and full
information, many times, cannot l>e
given by a woman to her family pby
Mrs. G. II. CHAPPEI.L.
sician. She cannot bring herself to
tell everything, and the physician is
at a constant disadvantage. This is
why, for the past twenty-five years,
thousands of women have been con
fiding their troubles to Mrs. Pinkham,
and whose advice has brougiit happi
ness and health to countless woweu in
the United States.
Mrs. Chappell, of Grant Park, 111.,
whose portrait we publish, advises all
suffering women to seek Mrs. Pink
ham's advice and use Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound, as they
cured her of inflammation of the ovaries
and womb ; she. therefore, speaks from
knowledge, and her experience ought
to give others confidence. Mrs. Pink
ham's address is Lynn, Mass., and her
advice is absolutely free.
Your worth depends on what you are
and not what you have.
Ilr«. Winslow's Soothing Syrop.
Forchlidren teething, soften< the gnros, reduces fir
Csuiiuailun, al.uy* pa.u,cures wiudcolic. li>c a bottle.
The wisdom or today is not infre
quently the result of yesterday’s mis
Arc Ton I'slng Alton’s Foot Ease?
It la the only cure for Swollen,
Smarting, Burning, Sweating Feet,
Corns and Bunions. Ask for Allen's
Foot-Ease, a powder to be shaken into
the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoo
Stores, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Ad
dress. Allen S. Olmsted. LeRoy. N. Y.
The “bad boy” often makes the best
Ask your grocer for DEFIANCE
STARCH, the only lf> oz. package for
10 cents. All other 10-eent starcn con
tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran
teed or mfinoy refunded.
flasket picnics are one kind of en
tertainment and basket ball is another.
Pain—Wizard Oil. Use the last on
the first and you have neither one nor
A dollar in the hand is worth two In
l'rlvuto Maltnc Card.
Private Mailing Card with colored
views of scenery on the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul Railway sent on
receipt of ten (10) cents in stamps.
Address P. A. Miller, General Passen
ger Agent, Chicago. 111.
A flat in the ninth story of an apart
ment house is a place intended for high
WHAT WE HEAR FROM
ASSINIBOI A. WESTERN CANADA.
"Do o’I Think of Coining:, bi.t Come."
To the Editor: The above Is the em
phatic manner lu which a friend in
Yorkton writes to a friend near St.
Paul. Minnesota, and it is pretty near
ly right, too, with the advantages
that Western Canada offers to those
seeking homes. The Assiniboia dis
trict is one of the best. The writer
from whose letter we quote goes on to
"John, if you miss this chance you
are foolish, for you can get out cheap
er when there are so many coming,
and i would not tell you to come if I
thought you could not do well, and
if you don’t come in the spring you
will have to go away back, for you
do not want to think that there is no
one living out here but us. I saw
nicer buildings out here than I ever
saw before, and if the country was no
good what would they want them for?
John, if you sold everything you have
and came out here you would be worth
more than ever you were before, and
if you can bring your team. You can
get anything you want on tick, and
when they do that with strangers they
are not afraid they can't make enough
to pay for it. I saw as nice wheat as
l ever saw in my lire, and if they could
not grow grain what would the flour
mill be for, and it cost $20,000."
Now this was what Mr. Thomas
Fitzpatrick, of Yorkton, Assinihoia,
Western Canada, wrote to a friend.
There will he opened up this sum
mer new districts in Saskatchewan
and Assinihoia at low prices, particu
lars of which can be had of any agent
of the government of the Dominion of
Canada, whose advertisement appears
elsewhere in the columns of your
paper. Yours truly, An Old Reader.
True fishers of souls have little use i
for bread and butter bait.
noi FOR OK T. A ROM A?
Kew land* aoon to open He ready' Morgan'* Manual,
t*1th supplement containing iiroc Imitation. map showing
allotments. t’onnty m at?* etc . t\ Supplement Map,
fcuc- Agent* Wanted. LUCK T MORGAN, Terry,u. T.
A man may have a keen mind with
out a cutting tongue.
You can not always improve an un
cultured man by cultivating him as an
I>o Vnnr Feet Ache and Itnrnf
Shake into your shoes, Allen's Foot
Ease, a powder for the feet. It makes
tight or New Shoes feel Easy. Cures
Corns, Bunions, Swollen, Hot and
Sweating Feet.. At all Druggists and
Shoe Stores, 25e. Sample sent FREE.
Address Allen S. Olmsted, LtRuy, N.Y.
It doesn’t take an artist to draw a
perfectly natural long breath.
Ilall'R Catarrh Cure
Is taken internally. Brice. 75c.
A family tree is one kind that Isn't
admired for having a shady reputa
Piso’s Cure Is the host medicine we ever used
for ail affections of the throat and lungs.—WM.
O. E.njjsi.ey, Vanbureu, lud., Feb. 10,100U
If a man couid do just as he pleas
ed ho would lx; the most unpopular
individual oil earth.
Dyspepsia Is the Pane of the human system.
Protect yourself against Its ravages by tho uso
of lineman's Pepsin tium.
People who ask "time” for their
debts don't care to spend it in jail.
$148 will buy new Upright piano on
easy payments. Write for catalogues,
bchmoller & Mueller, 1313 Farnarn
Sou tH lftkotM In rum
Is the title of an illustrated booklet
Just issued by the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul Railway, descriptive of the
country between Aberdeen and tho
Missouri River, a section heretofore
unprovided with railway facilities, but
which is now reached by a new line of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway. Everyone contemplating a
change of location will be interested
in the information contained in it, and
a copy may be had by sending a two
cent stamp to F. A. Miller, General
Passenger Agent, Chicago, 111.
Ask your grocer for DEFIANCE
STARCH, the only 16 oz. package for
10 cents. All other 10-cent starch con
tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran
teed or money refunded.
! Tied Up
* When the muscler feel drawn and “
5 tied tip and the flesh ttuder, that •
X tension is j
s Soreness ?
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o and •
| Stiffoess |
0 from cold or over exercise. It •
• lasts but a short time after 0
1 St. Jacobs Oil I
0 Is applied. The cure m
• is prompt aud sure. 0
backache, ncrvoumw®, sleepless
ness, weakness. lossof vitality, In
.bUddcr and urinary
tlie great kidney, liver und blood medicine ISO#
At all Druggists. Write l**r free sample, Add real
KlO-ftfc-OIL)S, St. Louis, Mo. ,
For Top Prices Ship Your
61 A ai K A % I) I* O t LT K V
€J. U. irkrn A Coinpaiiy,
Batter. Kgffs. Veal, Hides and Furs. Potatoes
Onlous lu Carload i.ots
Omalia. . Kcbraska
! Thompson's Eyt Water
Toasting - broiling
baking • ironing
anything that can be done with a wood cr coal hre is done
better, cheaper and quicker on a
Heat is not diffused through
out the house—there is no
smell, soot, or danger, and the
expense of operating is nomi
nal. Made in many sizes;
sold wherever stoves are sold.
If your dealer does not have
it write to nearest agency of
\ STANDARD OIL
— r . ■
Undigested, decaying food remnants, in the mouth and stomach, giving off pestiferous gases, are the cause
of that awful breath, so repulsive as to cause a halt in friendship, affection, love,—any form of intimacy.
Nobody can stand its overpowering stench, and it is a cause of terrible misery to those afflicted and their dear
ones. There is only one way to cure it—disinfect the digestive canal with CASCARETS! Clean it out, keep it
clean, let CASCARETS stimulate the lining of mouth and stomach, and put it in shape to work naturally and
properly. Nothing but CASCARETS will bring about the desired result. BE SURE YOU GET THEM 1
ens.—Detroit Free Pi. at
*tted - oris,
“I hare keen using CASCARKTS thro
sod wi » mild sod effective laxative they aro
it to filmply wonderful. My daughter and I were les'
_, bothered wit* sick stomach sod our bresth nr_
aped was very bed. After taking a few doses of
*-.cc Cwarets we have Improved wonderfully. SCO >
TSav nr a a me&t. hnln hi the funllu." i
( 25c. 50c.
L NEVER SOLD IN BULK.
mUBAWEFn TO CITRE all bewel troubles, appendicitis, biliousness,
bad brcnth. bad blood, wtad on the stomach, bloated bowels, foul mouth,
headache. Indigestion, pimples, pains after eating, liver trouble, sallow com
plexion nod dirr!s-«8. Whea year bowels don’t move regularly you are
retting sick. Constipation kills store people tkaa all other disease* together.
t Is a starter for the chrente aliments and long years of suflferfnff that come
afterwards. Mo matter what alls you, start taking CAgC'ARKTfi today, for
yoa will never gel well and be welt all the time until you put yotir bowels
right. Take our advleei start with CAftCARKTSt today, under uu absolute
guarantee to euro or atoney refunded. 07
Or A BA1VTCCD TO CFREj flte Tertra »fo the Crat box of CAS
CARETS wu sold. Now U Is over alx ralHIoo boxes a year, ar^atcr than MV
alrullur roedhlc' In the world. This Is absoluteproof vf great.merit, ami
onr beat tratimunlal. We have faith, and will wll ( All A KKTI 8 absolutely
yuaraatcnd tu cure or mun«y refunded. <i« bay today, two m)o boxes, tlva
tbom u I'xli'. Itoaesl trial, as per sia»i*le directions. and If you are not satisfied
after using one 50e box. return the naased 3Se box **od the empty box to
us Uy mall, or t'>o druculsl from whom yon purchased It, and jfet yoar money
bark for both boxes, 'T'ahf our advlce-ao matter what alia you—start today.
Health will ent^hly follow and yon vrIII bless the «<*>• ya-i imi started llieaaa
of t’AttCAIt i . lb. UuaU free by mail. Adds *nc*Ll!»<* KtJitbt CO., lav Y»rk *r Chleac*
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