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The Hopping Rheumatism.
"Yes,” said the old man, "peared
like we wuz give over inter de han s
er Satan, en Satan 'dieted him with
de hoppin’ rheumatism. Fust it wuz
In one place, en den It wur, anathcr;
but we went ter prayin’ ter be re
leive’ of it. en one day, whilst it wuz
a-hoppin’ fum one j’int ter another, it
hopped Into his wooden leg, an’ he
pulled off de leg, an’ tho’wed it in de
fire, en it en de rheumatism wuz te
totally consumed.’’—Atiania Constitu
Widows in Indin.
One of the native rulers of India,
who was educated in England, has is
sued a decree permitting the remar
riage of widows. W lien It is known
that in India there are more than 20,
OCO.OOO widows, many of them chil
dren under 10 years of age, and that
the condition of widowhood is virtual
slavery, the significance of this decree
as an entering wedge In removing one
of the curses of India—it3 child wid
ows—is plainly apparent.
The "Antiseptic” Cigar.
An "antiseptic” cigar lias been pro
duced in France. It is composed of
aromatic products, and contains no to
bacco. Abundant smoke is produced
without the cigar being lighted, which
permits persons unable to use tobacco
to enjoy the illusion of smoking with
out fooling the evil effects. One of
the leading authorities oil hygienic
subjects, however, pronounces the ci
gar injurious, as introducing into the
mouth an excess of ammonia, and
urges that its sale be forbidden.
An Iron Serpent.
Experiments are being made in Ger
many with a railway engine of a new
for mand a train incased In steel
plates, so that it resembles an iron
serpent and attains a speed of eighty
or ninety miles an hour. The front
of the engine is pointed.
The transfer system is not used by
any street railway in Great Britain.
Dealers say that as soon a.: a custo
ruer tries Defiance Starch it is ira
I ossibic to sell them any other cola
water starch, it can be used cold or
A good many prize fighters seem to
be interested in paper mills.
Usually when you want your um
brella it is not here, but over there.
No need to foar sudden attacks of cholera
Infantum, dysentery, diarrhoea, summer
complaint of any sort if you havo Dr.
FowlerN Extract of Wild Strawberry in
the m. dicino chest.
A dishonest man suspects every
honest man he encounters.
A BEUEFIT TO FARMERS.
The benefits that will undoubtedly
result to farmers from the recent in
corporation of the International Har
vester Company which took over the
business of the five leading harvester
manufacturers have probably not
been considered by a largo portion of
the farming community.
The economical necessity of a con
solidation of tbe interests of manufac
turers and those of their farmer cus
tomers must be apparent to any one
who understands the present situa
The increased and increasing co't
of material, manufacturing and sell
ing—the latter in consequence of ex
treme and bitter competition between
manufacturers and their several sell
lug agents—has made the business
The two alternatives left for the
manufacturers were either the in
creasing of tho prices of machines or
the reduction of the cost of manufac
ture and sales. The latter could only
be accomplished by concentrating the
business in one company.
* As can readily be seen, the forming
of the new company was not a stoeU
Jobbing operation but a centering of
mutual interests. There is no watered
stock; the capitalization Is con
servative and represented by actual
and tangible assets. There is no
stock offered to the public, it having
ail been subscribed and paid for by
the manufacturers and their associ
The management of the interna
tional Harvester Company is in the
hands of well known, experienced
Tho officers are: President, Cyrus
H. McCormick; Chairman Executive
Committee, Charles Deering; Chair
man Finance Committee, George W.
Perkins; Vice-Presidents, Harold F.
McCormick, James Deering, Wm. H.
Jones and John J. Olessner; Secre
tary and Treasurer, Richard F. Howe.
1 he members of the Board of Direct
ors arc as follows; Cyrus Bentley,
William Deerirg. Charles Deering,
James Deering. Eldridge M. Fowler,
E. H. Gary. John J. Olessner, Richard
F. Howe, Abram M. Hyatt, William H.
Jones, Cyrus H. McCormick, Harold
F. McCormick, George W. Perkins,
Norman T?. Ream, Leslie N. Ward,
Paul D. Cravath.
The International Harvester Com
pany owns five of tho largest harves
ter plants in existence. The Cham*
plon, Deering, McCormick, Milwaukee
and Plano—plants that have been
producing nearly or quite 90 per cent
of the harvesting machines of the
It also owns timber and coal lands,
blast furnaces and a steel plant; it
has a new factory in the process of
construction In Canada.
It 1b believed that the cost of pro
ducing grain, grass and corn harvest
ing machines will be so reduced that
the present low prices can be con
tinued, and that consequently the re
sults cannot be otherwise than bene
ficial to the f..rmer. To maintain tho
present prices of these machines
means to continue and increase the
development of the agriculture of the
world, for no one cause has contribut
ed or can contribute more to this de
velopment than the cheapness of
machines for harvesting grains.
Gift of King Edtoard
to the British fiat ion
OSBORNE HOUSE. WHICH KING EDWARD HAS GIVEN TO GREAT BRITAIN AS A MEMORIAL TO QUEEN
King Edward of England has sig
nalized his coronation in a memorable
manner by ih< magnificent gift to the
nation of Osborne house, one of the
favorite rosilonres of the late Queen
Vk-toiia. T ic gut is made in a Tims
sage to his people, addressed to
Prime Minister Balfour.
Osborne house, in the Isle of Wight,
was classed as the fourth of Queen
Victoria's royal manors. She pur
chased the proper*v In 1840, tOiU
down the old mansion and erected the
seaside residence since known as Os
borne house. It has been described as
of Italian style, for lack of a more
appropriate name, for, it is very bare
and overburdened with the melan
choly ot' the 40s and the 50s. The
estate comprises 5,000 acres.
A year ago it was stated that King
Edward was desirous of disposing by
private sale of Osborne house, be
cause of its impracticability as a royal
residence and the comparatively great
cost of its maintenance.
It was later reported that, negotia
tions had been entered into between
the king's agents and certain million
aires for the sale of the house to one
of the latter, and that these negotia
tions were broken off by the action of
the law counselors of the king, who
called hia majesty’s attention to a
clause in Queen Victoria’s will by
virtue of which Osborne house and
the immediate estate became "appur
tenances of the sovereignty of Eng
land." Under this clause, it was de
clared. King Edward was stopped
from disposing of the royal resi
It was stated at the time that
among the millionaires negotiating
for the purchase was William Wal
dorf Astor, who, it was said, desired
it as a wedding present for his daugh
ter, Miss Pauline Astor.
GOLD IN THE UNITED STATES
*JH0».9OO 01bt TOOOOO. *6/0.000.020 *711106.000. 71* iCOOCO \l
*/. A SO. 000.000 jf
IT WOULD TAKE 100.000 MEN TO CARRY
I A BILLION AND A QUARTER OK COLO,
AND THE aRMYC?7REASURE
BEARERS WOULD PILL
Through the treasury department of
his government at Washington, Uncle
Sam gave out a rather startling piece
of news the other day in the state
ment that this country at this moment
possesses about a quarter of all the
gold that has been made up into
money in the entire world.
To quote the official figures cor
rectly, there is now in the United
States (including treasury coin and
bullion) $1,200,000,000 of gold money,
whereas the world s entire stock of
gold money is worth less than $3,000,
000,000 ($4,906,700,000, according to
the latest figures). New York finan
ciers believe Uncle Sam's figures as to
his own gold money are shy and that j
in truth the amount of gold money in
the country is close to $1,250,000,000—
a billion and a quarter—while all the
rest of the world possesses less than !
$3,750,000,000. This is a larger sum
of coined gold than has ever been pos- ,
sessed by a single nation in the his
tory of the world.
Next to the United States, accord
ing to the latest reports, comes .
trance, with $810,600,000, followed by
the British empire, with $709,700,000; j
Russia, with $724,300,000, and Ger
many, with $721,300,000. So far as
coined gold is concerned, it will be
observed the United States is in a
class by Itself.
TWO SOULS AND SO FORTH.
Diffident Youth Learns Something
From Summer Girl.
They were wandering about the
dark, deserted piazza, arm in arm,
talking softly, as people usually do
under such circumstances. They
had only known each other two days,
but the days were long at a summer
hotel and time is short.
This may seem like a paradox, but
He was a summer young man, as
she was a summer girl, and he was
not accustomed to crowding (he
mourners, so that, notwithstanding
he had been very devoted, he had
been somewhat diffident in the ma
terial expression of his devotion.
The girl was quick to note this, but
he had not caught on.
He was still permitting “1 would"
to wait on ‘‘1 dare not."
So it was they strolled up and
down, up and down, on that piazza,
until the girl tired.
As they turned at a far away cor
ner, she saw a lonely chair waiting
“Mr. Jerome," she said, coyly,
“there’s a chair. Let's sit down."
"Permit me," he responded, gal
lantly drawing it forward. “Take this.
I’ll get anoth—”
But the girl didn’t take it. She
stood there laughing a cute little
gurgling, appealing laugh, and some
how Mr. Jerome tumbled to the fact
that one chair was plenty for two if
a man only went about it right.
Early Distribution of Seed.
Distribution of flower and vegetable
seeds by the Government will be
started Sept. 1, three months earlier
TRIED THEM ON THE INDIANS.
Raspberries Looked Tempting, But
He Was Afraid to Eat Them.
“When I was out in Oregon, fifty
three years ago," said a plcasant-look
ing farmer, who has been in the red
raspberry business for twenty-five
years, according to the Detroit Free
Press, “I first saw red raspberries
growing wild in the thickets and
along the edges of the wild Oregon
roads. They were saucer-shaped, and
not so deep as the modern berry—
just like those which still grow wild
in Michigan. As the Oregon berries
looked tempting I picked a lot in
my hat, but did not dare to eat them,
as I did not know whether they were
poisonous or not.
“On my way hack to camp I met a
number of Indians whom I had seen
i before and knew to be friendly; in
l fact, they had taken such a fancy to
■ mo that they once offered to adopt
I me into the tribe. To these genial
j Indians I presented my hatful of
1 fresh red raspberries, and my joy was
! great when they ate them all with rel
j ish. After that I ale all I wanted.
“In old New England. I under
stand, they used to call the raspberry
I the ‘thimbleberry’ on account of its
j resemblance to a woman’s thimble.”
A Centenarian Sextoness.
A widow, sextoness of the village
church of Wick, near Bristol, England,
has jubt celebrated her hundredth
birthday. She had been sextoness for
over half a century, but her duties are
now performed by a deputy.
Manufacture of Hats.
The United States manufactures
05,000 hats every day, while England
manufactures about 40,000.
ANCIENT HISTORY WAS FATAL
Shade of Philadelphia Evoked with
The trio who sat in the lee of the
deckhouse had been doing Europe
and the orient, and were homeward
bound on a big ocean liner.
The woman lived in Baltimore, one
of the men called Philadelphia his
home, while the other man remem
bered with satisfaction his bachelot
quarters in New York, which he was
willing, however, to abandon, provided
he could persuade the woman to ac
company him along the shoals and
breakers of the matrimonial sea.
The Philadelphian was of the same
They had been disucssing the va
rious points of interest seen by them
during their stay abroad, and unani
mously agreed that Egypt, "the play
ground of the east,” with its beggars
and pyramids, its merchants and
ruins, its Sphinx and its donkeys, was
by all odds the most entertaining and
Then the conversation drifted into
the history of that ancient country
All were fairly well informed upon
the subject, and for half an hour oi
more the dynasties of Cheops, Thot
mes, Rameses, the building of the
pyramids and other kindred subjects
were thoroughly and learnedly dis
cussed, until the Philadelphian said:
“Of all the rulers of Egypt, none
were greater, than the Ptolemies, and
of all the Ptolemies, Philadelphia OC'
cupies the first place In history
Among his other claims to greatness
is the fact that the City of Brotberlj
Love is named after him.”
“I didn’t know that,” said the New
Yorker, rather ironically, “but 1 cat
scarcely imagine anything more ap
"Why so?" queried the others it
“O, that's easy,” replied the New
Yorker. “Phlladelphus has been doac
for many, many years, and so hat
“O. cut that out,” angrily snorted
the Pennsylvanian, as he walker
away, while the man from Manhattar
seized the opportunity to put the mo
mentous question to the fair resi
dent of the Monumental city.
Chance and Change.
Though dull and dark the skies, what
'Tis but the moment, which will soor
The morrow’s dawn may he as bright anc
As though the clouds were past for
Nor be thou overjoyous If the day
Is glad and bright and Nature hath her
Enwreathed In smiles; the morrow may
And leaden clouds come driving or
Darkness to light, and light to darkness
Night unto day, and day again to night;
E'en while the cloud shades hover o'er
Triumphant through them hursts the
sun’s glad light.
So 'tts with life. Re not too much cast
If darkness rests upon thee, nor elate
If bright be all thy pathway; smile and
fro w 11
Flit swiftly o’er the countenance ol
And that thy mirror Is. She frowns on
Who weakly murmur and who fear th«
But smiles on him who mocks at all hoi
And bravely bears him through this
Largest Stage in the World.
The largest stage In the world h
that of the Grand opera house, Paris
which Is 100 feet in width, 200 feet ip
depth and eight/ feet In height.
Undisputed for Half a Century.
It is a remarkable fact, which for
half a century has not once been dis
puted, that St. Jacob'j Oil never fails
to cure shooting pains in the arms,
legs, sides, back or breast, or soreness
in any part of the body.
It has for fifty years been guaran
teed by the proprietors, St. Jacobs Oil,
Lfl., Baltimore, Md., to promptly cure
lameness, sciatica, rheumatism, lum
bago, stiff and swollen Joints, stiff
back, and all pains in the hips and
loins, strains, bruises, burns, scalds,
toothache, chilblains, and all aches
St. Jacobs Oil costs 25 cts and 50
cts.; sold wherever a druggist is found.
Coral ‘is the Fad.
Coral Is the fad, and nothing in the
.vay of summer ornaments is consid
ered more fashionable. Long strings
of coral that knot just below the waist
line are worn about the neck. Of
course, in the real coral these cost a
great price, hut one can purchase a
string of beads that have the real look
o them for a nominally small price.
“Gypsies” Had the Price.
Three families of Servians, passing
is farmers, but believed to bo Gypsies,
went through the immigration office
it New York recently, having in their
possession $20,000 in gold. 'Thirty per
sons, Including a dozen infants, made
up the three families.
Egyptian Cotton Plant Disease.
Egypt is suffering from a now
plague which has come in the form of
a small, mushroom-like eryptogamoiu
fungus and is infesting the cotton
plant, says the London Ttelegraph. As
S5 per cent in value of Egyptian ex
ports consist of cotton and cotton
seed, this fresh trouble is a matter of
some moment. Damp and chill, It
3eems, favor the destroying agent,
tfhich is of a rusty color, and as usual
s most disastrous on poor soils.
A Faithful Friend.
Lenox. Mo., Sept. 1st.— Mr. W. II.
Brown of this place has reason to be >
.hankful that he lias at least one !
'riend by whose good advice he has
oeen spared much pain and trouble.
“I have had backache for over '
welve months. Sometimes I could
hardly get up when I was down the
pain in my back was so great.
"I tried many things hut could not
get anything to help me or give me
relief till a good friend of mine ad
rised me to try Dodd’s Kidney Pills.
"After 1 had used two boxes the
pain in my back had all left me and
l was as well as ever 1 was.
"I am very thankful to Dodd’s Kid
ney Pills for what they have done for
me and I will never forget my friend
for having suggested this remedy.”
Human nature is prone to laugh or
sneer at what it does not understand, j
Every man may have his price, but ;
every woman wants a bargain.
Good things always grieve bad men. !
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A Royal Chauffeur.
The crown prince of Germany
developed Into an automobile exp
Ho knows every piece of the machine,
and the other day when his automo
bile broke down the prince hircv f
alighted and repaired the damage.
Mr. TTenrv A. Salzer, the well known
La Crosse, Wis., seedsman, accompani i
by his family left for Europe last week
and will return in November. During
his absence Mr. Salzer will look up
Borne new seed novelties in Iiusoia.
Some men are like imported cigars
—very good, but exceedingly narrow.
Some men work for all they are
worth, and don’t work much, either.
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tired, fretted Mothers in warm baths with
Cuticura Soai», and gentle anointings with
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MILLIONS OF MOTHERS
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