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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 13, 1891)
Credited to general fund.
Return premiums of Insurance 0 S3.cr
Nov. 0.1889 , returned by
Wheeler & Wheeler 842.701
Dec. 7,1889 , returned by
Wheeler & Wheeler 840.05 ,
Credited to general fund.
Fscheatcd estates , 81.827.22.
Nov. 7 , 1889 , G. .7. Fraser ad
ministrator of the estate ol
Frank Aschnrbrenner , de
ceased of Madison county ,
Credited to permanent school fund.
Government sales of U. S.
Apr. 14 , 1890 , U. S. Treasury - _ , .
" * "
ury order , 5 per cent on *
sales of lands in Neb. $113,443.74.
Nov. 8 , 1800 , ditto 111,384.0:5. :
Credited to permanent school fund.
D Total received by me $235,124.94.
All the above amounts have been
paid to the treasurer for which I hold
AUDITOR'S REPORT. - REVENUE AND
The assessed valuation of the taxable
property of the state in 1881) ) was $182-
703,538.41 , being an increase of $0,750-
717.90 , as compared with the assessment
The assessment of 1890 gave the value
of the property of the state for the pur
pose of taxation as $184,770,304.54 , giv
ing a total increase for two years of
The rate of taxation for state pur
poses for the year 1889 was six and one-
half mills , and for the year 1890 , six and
one-fourth mills on each dollar valua
tion , and there has been collected dur
ing that time the sum of $2,438,459.28
distributed as follows :
General fund - . 81,041,777.52
Sinking fund " 85,191.22
School fund ' .
- - 287,835.09
University fuml - * 129,431.44
Penitentiary fund 333.14
State bond fund 31.10
Capital building fund 154,239.35
Reform school building fun' ' 45,403.07
Normal building fund - 12.71
Institute for feeble minded
youths - - - 42,478.30
Live stock indemnity fund 51,720.28
Total - - $2,438,459.28
The levy of 1889 will yield the follow
ing amounts :
General fund , 4 8-9 mills , $900,270.19
Sinking fund , i mill 31,904.28
Schoof fund , 7-10 mills 141,970.77
University fund , $ mill 08,535.49
Reform school fund 1-7 mill 20,107.03
Institute for feeble minded
youths , t mill - . o22,845,13
Total - - 81,191,633.8 $
The levy of 1890 will yield the follow
ing amounts :
General fund , 4 51-89 mills 878,685.92
Sinking fund , 29-100 mills 31,600.72
School fund , 60-89 mills 142(462.60
University fund , f mill 09,285.06
Reform school fund , 1-7 mill 26,395.10
Institute for feeble minded
youths , inrill - - 23,095.02
Total - - $1,171,524.48
DEPARTMENT OF SECRETARY OF STATE.
The report of the secretary of state
presents a complete showincr of the
business of his department during the
past two years.
It furnishes conclusive evidence of
the remarkable enlargement of all busi
' The report contains the following
. County and other bonds , incorpora
tions , county officers , notaries , com
missioners of deeds of Nebraska and
other states , elections and other statis
tics.To all of these your attention , is
Ic also contains a constitutional
jm oHn'r"4 rpafcjprr fbn hoard of
transportation a commission , .to be
elecicu ijy the puopiu. j. concur 10. taio
* REPORT OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL.
This report shows that the business of
his department has increased in the
number of cases in the supreme court
over 50 per cent , but he has been able
with the help given him , to keep pace
with the rapid increases.
As a member of the Board of Pur
chase and Supplies , he shows the de
fects of our present system of awarding
contracts , and recommends some
method of concentrating the purchase
of supplies. He recommends that the
interest on school leases be reduced ,
and that a law be passed to extend the
time of payment on all sale .contracts
that are about to expire. The board
has extended the forfeitures on all
leased lands without limit as to time.
PUBLIC LANDS AND BUILDINGS.
The report of the Conamissiener of
Public Lands and buildings furnishes in
detail a large amount of valuable information
mation in regard to the various institu
tions and properties or the state. It
shows that during the last two years
there have been more building and im
provements at the different state insti
tutions than in any previous biennial
period in the history of the state.
The report upon the educational
lands and funds contains several sug
gestions relative to needed legislation
that should be given attention. The
tabulated statement shows that the
number of acres of land granted and
confirmed to the state for educational
purposes is as follows , viz :
Common schools 2,7 . .WO 10.
Agricultural college 8alt0.25.
Sute"Uulvcr8t7 ! 45.426.18.
State Normal Schoel 32,804.80.
Total , 2,880,871.27.
Of this amount 232,729.39 acres have
bpen deeded , leaving a balance of 2,048-
I 141.83 acres the title of which is yet ves
ted in the state.
oOf the common school land 225,419.43
acres have been deeded553,878.65 ; acres
are under contract of sale ; 1,436,304.19
under contract of lease : and 517 , 902.89
acres are still vacant.
'There is now invested in U. S. bonds
state securities and registered countv
bonds the sum of $2,222,942.85 and cash
in the state treasury to the amount of
8552,364.86 , making a total of 82,745-
307.21 , showiug an. increase of $644-
662,76 in .the permanent school fund
during the past two years. The unpaid
principal on sales amount to o$8,768f-
782.61 ; this together with the amount
already on hand makes the total of the
permanent , school fund , of the. state.
SG,5iyOS9.82 exclusive of tne yaluo of
the land now under lease and those still
vacant. The annual interest on sales
now amount to'S220,000.95 and the an
nual rental charged is 815)0,927.96 ) , mak
ing u total annual income from these
lands of S416.93i.91 , to be apportioned
to othe schodl districts of the t-Jate in
addition to the ivvenuo derived from
the investment of the permanent school
funds-alrcady in the treasury.
During the past two years the state
has received from these lands in prin
cipal , interest , lease , rental and ad.led
interest the sum of 81,141,211.00 which
largely exceeds the Receipts of any
previous biennial period since the es
tablishing of this department.
The commissioner has given atten
tion to the-matter of indemnity lands
that are still duo the state ftom the
general government for losses sustained
in the regular school sections 10 and 150
by reason of Indian and military reser
vations , previous homestead and pre
emption entries , fractional townships
and meander of streams , and after a
careful computation of these losses
finds that there is still duo to the state
41,409.43 acres as indemnity.
PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEir.
The public schools in this state arc in
a prosperous condition. The continued
faith and confidence of the people in
our public school system is shown by
the fact that the sum of $4,215,403.41
was contributed to their support for the
sdiool year 1889-90.
The report of the state superintend
ent of public instruction for the biennial
term of 1889-90 is the most complete
over presented , and I recommend its
The total number of children of school
age has increased from 298,000 in 1888
to 332,243 in 1890. The attendance at
the public schools has increased in a
still greater ratio , there being 129,028
enrolled in the public school in 1888 ,
while for the year just closed 140,139
were enrolled. The great increase of
school children in the state and their
attendance at the public schools have
demanded increased accommodations
which have been well met. During the
past two years no less than 750 now
school districts have been created , and
750 new school houses erected. The
early acts of our New England fore
fathers , who first planted the cross ,
erected a church and by it a school
house , have in a large degree been ex
emplified in our own state in the early
and rapid provision for the education of
The number of teachers employed in
the schools for the year 1889-90 was 10- ,
505 with an average attendance of 140-
139 school children. The amount of
money paid for teachers' salaries for the
year 1889-90 was 82,051,349.09 , an in
crease of 8351,565.08 over the amount
paid in 1888. The average length of
term in each district has been increased
three days over any previous year , 4-
408 districts having had from six to ten
months school during the year 1889-90 ,
an increase of 507 more than had the
same amount of schools in 1888.
The general fund on Nov. 30 , 1888 ,
and Nov. 80,1890 , was as follows :
Cash on hand S 270.6S ! 70 $ 633,80 * 88
U. S. bonds 15.000 00 35,00'J 00
County bonds 1.377,200 00 1,881.075 00
State funding : bonds 326.2C7 33 o20,267 35
Bal. due on scbool
lands sold 3,953.203 fit 3,7C6,7S3 61
Other claims 5,883 76
Total : C5.t'i7,724 ' SO So.072,08n 83
Increase - 501,305 5'J
THE STATE UNIVERSITY.
The university of Nebraska consists
of two colleges , viz : the academic col
lege , devoted to the classical and mod
ern languages , literature , history , math-
emathics , and the sciences , ami the In
dustrial college , in M-liich modern
science , and its p.pylicatlons in agricul
ture and the mechanical arts are the
leading objects. These t'.yo colleges
occupy' substantial brick buildings ,
' . /hich are now crowded with students
from all parts of tha state , engaged in
various lines of study. These build
ings are now comforts , ! ) ] } ' heated by
steam from a boiler house situated at a
distance , so as to avoid danger from
fire or explosions. Good apparatus ,
and an excellent library of upwards of
12,000 volumes have bi-oa provided by
the munificence of the state. The re
gents of the university have elected a
faculty qf. instruction numbering twen
ty-nine in all , of which nineteen give in
struction , in the Academic college , and
twenty-two in the Industrial college.
The total enrollnieut of students in
the university has been steadily grow
ing from year to year. In 1887-8 there
were , all told. 400 students ; in 1888-9
there were 427 ; in 1839-90 there were
475. For the current year of 1890-1 ,
there are already enrolled 513 students
in all departments , although but one-
third of the year has passed. Of this
number 208 are young women , and 305
young men. In the lirst two years the
studies are preparatory , and during
this time the work js nearly the same
ror all. After this the student pursues
'the studies which are peculiar to his
course. It is found that 20 per cent of
the young ineu and young women pur
sue the classical course ; 35 per cent of
the men and 65 of the women the liter
ary course ; 45 per cent .of the men and
15 per cent of the women the industrial
By the law of the general govern
ment military instruction is made a
part of the curriculum , and the young
men accordingly have exercises
throughout the year. This commend
able feature of the course contributes
to the manly bearing of the students ,
teaching them habits of obedience , and
soldierly conduct , while at the same
time , by giving regular exercise , it con
tributes much to their general health.
This is supplemented by regular gym
nastic exercises under the direction of
the professor of military science. It is
desirable that the faculties in this de
partment of the university should be
The university has graduated from
the two existing colleges 187 young
men and women , who have taken hon
orable places in all departments so
ciety. Some have become known to
the whole country as profound think
ers and investigators , whose books and
writings are held in high regard by the
learaed world. Some have been called
to occupy professor's chairs in the col
leges and universities of the country.
So far as known all have been success
ful-men and women , and no one has
disgraced the fair name of the state.
Ic should not be forgotten that al
though the university affords oppor
tunities for the highest culture , its
doors are open ta all classes , and no
worthy young man or woman need
despair of being able to enter it. The
boy or girl from the farm , who has
mastered the course of study recom
mended for country schools by the
tate superintendent f public instruc-
lion-call pass the entrance examina
tions to the preparatory department ,
while the graduates from the high
schools . cau enter a year or
two farther along. Lost year in
these ways 148 entered the university as
new students , and this year 187 have
already gained such admittance.
In addition to the work of teaching ,
the state university is becoming a bu
reau of information for the people.
Questions relating lo the various de
partments of art , hcience , and industry
are constantly referred to the faculty
for solution by citizens in all parts of
the state. Through the manificenc-o of
the national government the university
has established an agricultural experi
ment station , in which the problems re
lating to the different departments of
agriculture are investigated , and the re
sult given to the people gratuitously.
The problems which have received spe
cial attention during the biennium arc
the culture of sugar beet ia Nebraska ,
the destruction of the insects of the
farm and garden , the grasses and for
est plants of the state , the composition
of the soils and waters of Nebraska ,
and irrigation for the western counties.
The published results are free to all
citizens who choose to apply for them.
The continued growth of the univers
ity requires a generous treatment at
the hands of the legislature. Not only
does it require money to pay for the
services of the instructors , and for the
necessary current expenses , but still
more to provide additional apparatus ,
books and materials. A modern uni
versity has many departments , and it
takes a long time and much work and
money to bring together the necessary
facilities in them all If the University
of Nebraska is to rival the great uni
versities of the-ieast , if it is to furnish
opportunities to the voting neoplo of
Nebraska as good as those enjoyed by
he sous and daughters of the older
states , it must be liberally supported.
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.
From the biennial report of the prin
cipal of the Nebraska State Normal
sohool , it appears that during the year
ending December , 1889 , there was in at-
fpndance in the normal school proper ,
572. Of these 370 were ladies and 192
gentlemen. Fifty-nine graduated in
June of that year from the two courses ,
the elementary and higher.
For the year ending December , 1890 ,
there was 555 in attendance , of whom
395 were ladies , 160 gentleman ; 128
graduated from the two courses , of
whom seventeen were of the higher
course. Nearly all ot these graduates ,
and many of the under graduates , are
now engaged in teaching or in school
As "a significant fact bearing upon
this point , * it was ascertained that at
the late assembly of teachers which was
held in Lincoln , the largest in the his
tory of these meetings of the stdto ,
about one-sixth of the ] entire enroll
ment were persons that had been con
nected with the Nebraska State Normal
school , most of them graduates of eith
er the elementary or higher course.
This clearly indicates the zeal in their
chosen profession and a faithful contin
uance of those who have availed them
selves of the advantage of the school.
The improvements that have from
time to time been in the building have
had reference to increased efficiencies
in the particular line of work , for
which the normal school is established
A practice school is an essential fea
ture of this work. The graduates of
either course , besides a thorough course
in the theories of education and the
principles of instruction , are given sev
eral weeks of observation and practice
in actual teaching in primary and inter
mediate supervision grades , and under
the immediate supervision of the
teachers and methods.
At the last session of the legislature
thirteen thousand dollars were appro
priated for the purpose of erecting a
separate boiler house and removing the
boiler from the building , and for the
erection of a library building. The
buildings are completed and add greatly
to the facilities of the school , but there
seems to be some difficulty in the work
ing of the heating apparatus.
The library now contains four thous
and well selected volumes , besides a
large number of public documents and
The labratories are well equipped with
apparatus and cabinets. So far as prac
ticable the entire school now enjoys
The sum asked for the next two years
is the same in the aggregate as for the
last two years , omitting any estimate for
building , but including one thousand
dollars for placing the heating appara
tus in working order.
It is believed that no state institution
returns directly to the people greater
value for the sum expended in its sup
port. The estimates of the Normal
school board have always teen moder
ate. This school deserves well at the
hands of the state legislature.
The number of volumes in the state
library as appears from the report of
the librarian is 24,890.
Number of volumes added the past
two years according to accession cata
The librarian makes the following
1st. That the sum of $4,000 , or so
much thereof as may be necessary , be
appropriated for the purpose of building
and furnishing of a vault in which to
keep the records of the supreme court.
2d. That an appropriation of $300 be
made for printing a new catalogue of
the library , none having been issued
3d. That provisions be made for
binding in one volume for the use of
each state and territorial library the reSorts -
of state officers and other public
ocuments. The plan is now largely
followed by the different states. It has
much oto recommend it. It ensures
the preservation in good condition of
the various reports , and ia of great as
sistance to persons seeking information
REPORT OF THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
This report contains a large amount
of varied information of vitalinterestto
all the people , to which your attention
is respectfully invited.
Chapter 1 contains tabulated results
from inquiries as to the cost of living
among unskilled wage workers. The
information was obtained from accounts
kept by many of them , a visit to their
homes , and stores where they receive
credit. Their employers irere inter
viewed and the amount of the earnings
of the workmen ascertained , together
with other facts necessary lor this arti
The object of this chapter is to famil
iarize the employers with the condition
of their employees in general. "A groai
deal of trouble existing between em
ployer sind employee would bo avoided
if an honest effort was made by the
former to show that he had other than o
monetary consideration in his welfare.
Ic is to be regretted that there are very
few employers compared to the number
whoever cross the threshold of their em
ployees' homes with a purpose of in
quiring into their circumstances. When
ever this has been done it has been
marked with good rcsnlts.
Chapter II deals with the o.iiestion of
loan and building associations. Any
process that will assist the man of lim
ited means to secure a home should bo
supported and thoroughly advertised.
Local loan and building asssociations
have done very much in this respect.
Statistics on this subject will interest
wage workers and others anxious to se
Chapter III deals with farm mort-
' Chapter IV shows the importance of
our manufacturing industries , their class
capital invested , raw material used ,
value of production , and the amount
of wages paid , to which is appended a
tabular statement of employee's returns.
Chapter V. records the strikes which
have taken place in the state together
with the causes and statistical infer
Chapter VI. the laws adopted by vari
ous states on the ballot reform , or so-
called Australian system of voting.
Chapter VII. contains the proceed
ings of the seventh National convention
of the commissioners and Chiefs of Bu
reaus of labor and Industrial statistic. .
Chapter VIII. the sugar beet indus
Chapter IX. recommendations. !
STATE OIL INSPECTION.
The state oil inspector's report for
the two years ending Nov. 30 , 1890.
shows that there has been inspected
230,03 ? barrels of oil and gasoline.
Total fees received for sumo 523,005 30.
Cash on hand Dec , Ii888 723.83.
Total receipts Including cash on
hand Dec. 1,1888' 523,702.12.
Salaries and expenses for two
years ending Nov. 30 , 1330 , 521,148 03.
Ain't paid State Treos. Jan. , 1889 , 3.8. . < i
" " " 1890. ; i,554B.13
Balance cash on hand Dec. l.lb'JO , G85 3J
The State Inspector recommends that
the law be so amended as to prevent
the-sale of one grade of oil for that of
another of higher grade. There should
be some provisions made to protect the
consumer from fraud in this matter of
substituting the cheaper grades for
the higher. It has been demonstrated
that the state inspection of oil has re
sulted in giving the people much bet
ter grades of oil.
The warden's report presented the
following statement :
Total number of convicts received
since the organization of the
prison up to Nov. 30 , A. D. 1890,1,857
Total number discharged since
organization of the prison up to
November 30 , A. D. 1890 , . 1,445
Total number of deaths during
same period 26
Number in prison Nov. 30,1890 , 387
Number in prison Dec. 1 , 1888 838
Increase in last two years 49
Received in last two years 894
Discharged in last two years 296
The management and discipline of
the prison is deserving the higkest
JOHN M. THAYEE.
Electroplating Human Bodies.
A French doctor wants to introduce
his patent process of preserving the
remains of the dead. It is not em
balming them or yet mummifying
them , though the bodies must be em
balmed before the doctor's new pro
cess takes hold of them. The ne idea
is to electroplate the whole body and
thus preserve to posterity the noble
lineaments of those whose estates cut
up sufficiently well to allow the ex
First the body is embalmed , after
which it is dipped into a bath of
nitrate of silver. It comes from this
bath the color of polished silver.
After that the face is subjected to a
regular electroplating dip , and conies
out burnished copper , ready to be
preserved to the latest generations.
In order to insure perfect success the
face is varnished , and this is the last
operation. The burnished copper face
is tljen warranted to remain the
same for centuries if treated with
reasonably fair care. This opens up
great vistas for old families. They
can preserve to the latest day the
burnished copper countenance tof the
hod carrier , saloonkeeper or tailor
who was the distinguished founder of
their noble line. Brazen cheeks can
be transformed to copper ones. Along
with the family spoons , grandmother's
corner cupboards and otherrelics , the
old man's copper bottomed face can
be kept a thing of beauty and a joy
forever. All the race can have copper
Dlated ancestors by and by.
The Cleveland Leader speaks of the
jury amendment to the constitution
of this state as "one of the most in
teresting changes in the system of court
practice which has been made in any
part of the United States for many
years back. " It refers to it as "a radi
cal innovation , " and anticipates such
satisfactory results that the practice
may be extended to the criminal
trials. In regard to this it says :
That is the field in which reform is most
needed , for it is in trying to save villains
from punishment that unscrupulous law
yers are most likely to "fix" one or two
scoundrels in a jury. If a system like the
one which is about to go into force in
Minnesota had been in operation in the
Illinois criminal courts when the murderers
of Dr. Cronin were tried , the result would
have been that at least three of them would
have gone to the gallows. Then , it is
probable , one at least would have turned
state's evidence in trying to save his neck ,
and the greater villains who kept in the
background while their tools and dupes did
the work of. butchery might have been
brought to justice. It is the general rule
that when only one or two men refuse to
join the rest of "the jury in renderin a ver
dict , the majority is entirely right , and the
small opposition due to crankiness or devil
try. Jury reform is sorely needed every
where , and all experimentsin that direction
will be watched with hopeful interest by
lovers of justice.
Should theinnovation prove asbene-
ficial in operation as its friends
anticipate , there will be strong effort
to extend it to the criminal practice.
1'ROMTHE FRENCH OF CAUT1ER.
. < v ; / : -
When I mu dead upon me place ,
Itoforc the cofl'm has me hid ,
A little red to light my face ,
A little black about thu lid ;
For I desire on my ole c bier
As on the night he told hfc love ,
In roc eternal to appear ,
With kohl my soil blue eyes above.
Make mo no shroud of cloth so Hue ,
But drape me in the pure white Swiss
Of tliatt-oil garb of mou. seltue
I wore the night I felt his kis. .
That is the robe to me mo-ft dear ;
1 wore it when it pkwcd him most.
His look hai made it sacred here ,
So let me grace it as a ghost.
New York's Thirteen Club.
New York has a club that exists for
the purpose of combating the " thir
teen" superstition. It started with
thirteen members , who ilcd in the face
of Providence by sitting down to
gether to dine. The club now has 13 ,
000 members , and the peculiar part
of it is their death rate is no larger ,
and , possibly , smaller than is that of
other clubs. At their dinners they
have 13 courses , with 13 different
wines. There are always 13 seated at
each table , and the dinner always
commences at 8:13 : p. M. The committee
on arrangement , entertainment com
mittee and reception committee each
number 13. The dues arc 13 cents a
month. The wine list for the last
dinner , given December 13 , is printed
on black cardboard , in the shape of a
cofiin lid , in which there arc 13 gold
, nails. One side tells you in the most
.reckless manner that death is saluted
' though it is tamed down a little by
being in Latin and the other side has
the name of the wines , headed with a
gold crown skull , overshadowed by an
incredulous , astonished owl. They
defy death , and then have the courage
to stand up and ridicule the supersti-
'tion in their responses to sarcastic
ttoasts. They have several dinnen
through the year , and the last was
'the 13th. From the Chicago Herald.
.Winning a Wife In Darkest
A plot for a new novel , with a gloss
of novelty , illustrating the old-fangled
ways of an ancient race seen by Stan
ley in Africa : lie was a young Yam-
buya chief , stalwart proud and black :
she was a Yambuya maiden , hand
some , graceful and swarthy. lie was
brave in the field , bold in thehuntand
merry at the feast ; she was truehearted
ed and gentle and could carol like a
bird. He wooed her , but she was coy.
He almost won her but she shrank
.from his embraces. He gave her
ilowers for her hair , charms for her
fingers and handkerchiefs for
her wardrobe ; she required him to
fetch her the skin of a tiger , the jaw of
a serpent and the head of .her rival.
The next day she got them all and ere
the set of the sun they were wedded.
They lived in happiness ever after
ward , he proud of his prize , she vain
of her babies.
Certain spots in large cities thafc are
occupied with billboards for theater
posters and other advertising contriv
ances are becoming as valuable as
though they held the finest buildings.
A London corner of land that has re
mained wasteforsomethinglike twenty
years , abuts on one of the lofty palaces
that flank Victoria street , and it seems
an easy and natural thing to build a
new wing to it. The owner was asked
whether it was not a sad thing for him
to hayethisland , one of the most v lu-
able sites in London , unoccupied. He
smiled a satisfied smile , pointed to the
billboards and mentioned the income
derived from the advertisements-
When asked if he should build , "De
cidedly not , " was the reply.
Be Careful in Speech.
Carefulness and exactitude in speech
are sometimes characterized as af
fectation and mere pedantry , but
say what some people may , it is un
questionably the unfailing mark of
culture. No one thoroughly and lov
ingly acquainted with the literature
of his language can regard propriety
in its use with contempt. The purity
and harmony and rhythm of his native
tongue are as precious to him as the
perfect rendering and interpretation
of music are to the musician ; and to
the preservation of the English lan
guage in its integrity , it should be the
duty and pleasure of every individual
lover of it to contribute. Farm and
How Madam Met Her Water
The late Duke of Wellington got a
letter once from a lady saying that
she was soliciting subscriptions for a
certain church in which she was much
interested , and had taken the liberty
to put his name down for 200 and
hoped he would promptly send her
a check for that amount. He forth
with replied that he was glad she
thought so well of him. Certainly ,
lie would respond to the call , and he ,
too , was interested in a certain church
which needed subscriptions , and count
ing on his correspondent's well-known
liberality , he had put her name down
for 200 , "and so , " he concluded , "no
money need pass between us. "
A Smoker's Revenge.
The will of William Bachelor , a
Avealthy and eccentric resident of
Coshocton , 0. , has been offered for
probate. Nathaniel Bradner , a neph
ew , is disinherited , because , Mr. Bach
elor wrote , "I don'tlikehis wifepretty
well. " The will requires that all the
heirs must file an affidavit with the
executor promising not to give any
part of their bequests to Brander. It
is reported that during a visit to this
nephew in New York Mr. Bachelor
could not smoke in the parlor be < ause
Mrs. Bradner objected. For this , it
it is supposed , Bachelor determined io
"get even. " Philadelphia Ledger
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken ; it ia pleasant
and refreshing to the taste , and acta
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys ,
Liver and Bowelo , cleanses the sys
tem effectually , dispels colds , head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced , pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach , prompt iu
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects , prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances ,
its many excellent qualities com
mend it to all and have made it
the most popular remedy known.
Syrup ot Figs is for sale in 50c
nnd $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept
CALIFORNIA F/G SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
LOUISVILLE , KJf. NEW YORK. N.Y.
For Coughs & Colds.
John F.Jones , Edom.Tex. , writes-
I have used German Syrup for the :
past six years , for Sore Throat ,
Cough , Colds , Pains in the Chest
and Lungs , and let me say to any
one wanting such a madiciue
German Syrup is the best.
B.W. Baldwin , Carnesville.Tenn. ,
writes : I have used' your German.
Syrup in my family , and find it the
best medicine I ever tried for coughs
and colds. I recommend it to every
one for these troubles.
R. Schmalhausen , Druggist , of
Charleston , 111.writes : After trying
scores of prescriptions and prepara
tions I had on my files and shelves ,
without relief for a very severe cold , ,
which had settled on my lungs , I
tried your German Syrup. It gave
me immediate relief and a perma
nent cure. ©
G. G. GREEN , Sole Manufacturer ,
Woodbury , New Jersey , U. S. A.
A GAIN OF A POUND A DAY IN THE
CASE OF A MAN WHO HAS BECOME "ALL
RUN DOWN , " AND HAS BEGUN TO TAKE
THAT REMARKABLE FLESH PRODUCER ,
OF PURE COD LIVER OIL WITH
Hypophosphites of Lime &Soda
IS NOTHING UNUSUAL. THIS FEAT
HAS BEEN PERFORMED OVER AND OVER
AGAIN. PALATABLE AS MILK. EN
DORSED BY PHYSICIANS. SOLD BY ALL
DRUGGISTS. AVOID SUBSTITUTIONS AND
' rositivelycured bj
these Little Pills.
They also reliaye Dis
tress from Dyspepoia.In-
digestion and TooHearty
ITTLE Eating. A perfect rem
edy for Dizzines3Nansea
IVER Drowsiness. Bad Taate
in the Month , Coated
PILLS. Tongue.Pain in the Side.
TOKL'ID LIVER. They
regulate the Bowels.
Price 25 Cents.-
CASTES 2ffiDION2 CO. , NSW Y03S.
Small Pill. Small Dose , Small Price. !
POR ONE DOLLAR rent us by malt.
J- deliver , free of all cbarve . to any pervra Inthe
United States , all Uie following articles "iarefully
packed 1 n a n eat box :
One two-ounce Dottle of Pure Vaseline lOctx.
One two-ounce bottle Varellne I'omado.lScts. .
Onejarof Vaseline Cold Cream . . . .15c . .
One cake of Vaseline Camphor Ice. . . . . lO'cts. .
One cake of Vaseline Soap , undented. . . . lOcts .
One cake of Vaoeline Soap , scented. . 25 cts-
One two-ounce bottle of White Vaseline 25 eta. .
Or for stimps any Mngle article at the price.
If you have occasion to use Vaseline in any fontr
be careful to acceptonly cenulnecoodsputup by ns
In original package ; . A greatmanjr drurclBUore
trying to persuade buyers to take VASELINE pot
np by them. Never yield to such persuasion , aa the
article la an Imitation without valne and will not
pive you the result yon expect. A bottleof Blue
Seal Vaseline is sold by all druggists at ten ceaj [ &
CHESEDEOCCH DT ; . Co. , 21
BIKES CHILD BIRTHjM !
IF USED BEFORE CONFINEMENT.
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