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They Stand Alone.
Standing out in bold relief , all aon L
and as a conspicuous example of open ,
frank and honewt dealing with the sick
and afflicted , are Dr. Plerce's Favorite
Prescription for weak , over-worked , de
bilitated , nervous , "run-down , " pain-
racked women , and Dr. Plerce's Goldrn
Medical Discovery , the famous remedy
for weak stomach , Indigestion , or dys
pepsia , torpid liver , or biliousness , all
catarrhal affections whether of the
gtomacb , bowels , kidneys , bladder , nasal
passages , throat , bronchia , or other mu
cous passages , also as an effective remedy
for all diseases arising from thin , watery
or impure blood , as scrofulous and skin
Each hottlo of the above medicines
bears upon its wrapper a badge of hon
esty In the full list of Ingredients com
posing It printed in plain English.
JL'his frank and open publicity places
these medicines in a clews all oy them
selves , and is the best guaranty of their
merits. They cannot be classed as patent
nor secret medicines for they are neither
being of linuwn composition.
Dr. Pierce feels that he can afford to
take the afflicted into his full confidence
and lay all tho ingredients of his medi
cines freely before them because these
Ingredients are such as are endorsed and
most strongly praised by scores of tho
most eminent medical writers as cures
for the diseases for which these medi
cines are recommended. Therefore , the
a filleted do not have to rely alone upon
Dr. Pierce's recommendation as to the
curative value 'of his medicines for cer
tain easily recognized diseases.
A glance at the printed formula on
each bottle will show that no alcohol and
no harmful or habit-forming drugs enter
Into Dr. Pierce's medicines , they being
wholly compounded of glyceric extracts
of the roots of native , American forest
plants. These are best and safest for
the cure of most lingering , chronic dis
eases. Dr. R. V. Pierce can be consulted
FREE , by addressing him at Buffalo ,
N. Y. , and all communications are re
garded as sacredly confidential.
It Is as easy to be well as 111 and
much more comfortable. Constipation is
the cause of many forms of Illness. Dr.
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure constipa
tion. They are tiny , sugar-coated gran
nies. One little "Pellet" is a gentle laxa
tive , two a mild cathartic. All dealers in
medicines sell them.
Performing Unpleasant Duties.
"The very next time you have some
thing unpleasant to do , something , to
tvhich you bring an unwilling mind , "
Bays a writer in Harper's Bazar , "jusl
repeat the following formula to your-
\ self , and say it over and over again
until you believe it : 'This which 1
am doing now is what , in the circum
stances , I prefer to do at this moment ,
above all other things. Of course ,
then , I enjoy it ! ' Ti Is self-restraint ,
.faithfully applied during dishwashing ,
bed-making , sweeping , dusting , house-
cleaning , stocking-darning , and all the
monotonous duties of a home woman ,
'may be relied on to bring floods ol
sunshine everywhere. The work ia
done in less time , and with less fric-
'tion ' , than ever before , an atmosphere
of peace and serenity pervades the
whole household , the soul of the work
er is enlarged. It is worth trying. Try
It at once , dear readers. "
BANKS OF CANADA GAIN ; PEO
PLE'S SAVINGS BIG.
Record of Financial Institutions for
the Year 1O05 Shotva Remarkable
Prosperity All Over the Dominion.
Ottawa , Ontario , March 1. The year
tvbich has just closed has been one
most satisfactory and progressive with
the financial institutions of Canada ,
and the business of the chartered banks
reflects the unpsecedented prosperity
njoyed throughout the country during
Ithe year 1905.
i The Increased demands made upon
the banks of the Dominion by the com
mercial and agricultural expansion of
, the year were provided for without the
'monetary ' disturbances sometimes noted
In the United States. Whatever opin
ions may be held as to the composition
! of the Canadian banking .system , it is
.claimed that is flexible currency has
many commendable features , and with-
'out which the last few mouths of the
, year must have produced a money
Stringency with probably disastrous re
sults. It is felt that a wider field of
credit in the Dominion is needed , and
consequently the capital of many exist
ing banking institutions has been in
creased and several new banks are in
process of organization.
The chartered banks of Canada to
day enjoy the confidence of the general
public to a greater extent than ever be
fore. The total deposits of the people
In thesa institutions last year were
$522,317,000 , which shows an increase
of over $56,000,000 for the year. In
actual money in bank probably no otn-
er country in the world , comparatively
speaking , can make a better showing
The total deposits of the Canadian
people in the government savings
banks , in special savings institutions ,
and In the chartered banks alone
amounted last year to the enormous
sum of $609,454,000. This represents
an average credit balance of over $100
per head of the population of the Do
minion , and it is stated that the only
other country in the world that ap
proaches this record is Denmark , where
the average credit balance is about
$96.50 per capita. The above figures ,
however , do not comprehend moneys
deposited with private bankers , loan
companies , mortgage corporations and
trust companies , or what is hoarded up
In secret hiding places.
The annual report of the Dominion
finance department , just issued to the
public , shows a surplus in the Domin-
' ion treasury for the fiscal year of $7-
863,000 , and refers to the remarkable
increase in the public revenues during
Marriage an an Institution.
The historical facte concerning mar-
riageasan institution are probably only
vaguely known to the majority of peo
ple , most of whom would doubtless be
surprised to learn that the institution ,
as we know it to-day , Is less than 500
years old. Histories or the marriage
ceremony show that it was not solem
nized in churcb as a religious rite until
the time of Pope Innocent III. , A. D.
119S , and was not considered a sacra
ment until 1443.
i When mild
yvlou > ch comes in
LThe trick b just
to "work in
' Ao mxtter how
the month comes in
Twill do out like
0 o-circus )
ARMY OF LAWMAKERS.
More than 8OOO of Them
to Frame Our Statutes.
There are 8,155 lawmakers in the
United States , counting bath State and
federal legislators and those who are en
gaged in the framing of laws for Ha
waii and Porto Rico. These lawmakers
cost a lot of money. In New York the
members of the Assembly and Senators
used to get $15 a day each , with the idea
that the session wou'd last on an average
of 100 days.
This limit was overrun so often , how
ever , that a change was made some yeara
ago , the payment of each session being
fixed at $1,500 for each of the 200 Sen
ators and Assemblymen just $300,000
a year in salaries for the lawmakers them
selves. These salaries , of course , are only
a beginning in the annual cost of the
lawmaking mill ; there are legislative em
ployes of many sorts and grades ; all
have to be paid , and the grand total would
be a fortune every year for anybody with
notions of wealth below the multi-mill
In most other States the pay is by the
day , ranging from $3 in Kansas and some
other States to $8 in Florida. Pennsyl
vania paj's $1,500 a session , like New
York ; Massachusetts , $750 ; Illinois , $1-
000 ; New Jersey , $500 ; Wisconsin , $500 ;
Mississippi , $400 ; Ohio , $000 ; Iowa ,
$550 ; Washington , $300 , and Maine ,
Such investigating committees as tho
insurance committee , whose report is now
up in the New York Legislature , are a
fruitful sourceof cost , and years when
such investigations are made the law-
making expense is increased in New York
by many 'thousands of dollars.
OHIO SHIP CANAL.
Bill to Incorporate a Company In
Presented in Consfre.su.
The bill to incorporate the Lake Erie
and Ohio River Ship Canal Company wa3
taken up by the House by the vote of 180
to G7. Chairman Davidson ( Republi
can ) of Wisconsin of the committee on
railways and canals said this would be
the last link in the chain of waterways
from New York too New Orleans , over
which the commerce of twenty-four States
could go , and , "as canals everywhere
have proved to be , would be a regulator
of railway rates. " Leader Williams of
the minority said he suspected that the
franchise had already been turned over
to the Pennsylvania railroad or some
other railroad interest at Pittsburg. His
objection to the bill was that the govern
ment surrendered its power over a river
and harbor improvement to a private cor
poration. Mr. Dalzell ( Republican ) of
Pennsylvania , who is the author of the
bill , declared it to be a great national
project , the construction of which would
not cost the government a penny. He
said that the idea of connecting the lakes
and the Ohio had been advocated as far
back n < ? 1824 , when the government mado
the first surveys.
Baron Gucrne has been elected presi
dent of the Paris Geographical Society.
It ir announced that King Edward will
go to Athens to attend the Olympian
King Carlos of Portugal , who is an
artist of considerable ability , usually
sends his paintings as gifts.
Admiral Togo will be escorted on his
trip to the United States next month by
two Japanese armored cruisers.
Roger E. Fry of London , England , fs
to succeed George H. Storey as curator
of paintiugs in the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in New York City.
The Czar's eldest daughter has one of
the finest collections of penny toys in
the world , which have been sent to her
from Paris , London and Berlin.
A large bust of the late President
Kruger , destined to mark his grave at
Pretoria , has just been completed by a
sculptor at Saargemund , Lorraine.
Tho Duke of Teck , who was educated
at Wellington , is descended from a char
coal burner and has in his armorial bear
ings a coal burner's hand holding some
It is said that Prince Louis Napoleon ,
now in the Russian service as governor
general of the Caucasus , recently object
ed to having soldiers fire on unarmed
mobs of workingmen.
The father of Campbell-Bannerman ,
the new prime minister of England , laid
the foundation for his fortune in Glas
gow by abolishing in his place or business
the sj'stem then known as "prigging. " To
"prig" was to bargain and to beat down
the price of goods. His goods were mark
ed in plain figures and his success was
almost instantaneous. He was knighted
by Queen Victoria.
Lieutenant Commander Count Albert
Victor Gleischen , the new military at
tache of the British embassy at Wash
ington , is a second cotisin of King Ed
ward and a third cousin of the German
Horridge , "the man who beat Bal-
four , " as he is already known , is a law
yer and was a stranger in Manchester.
The Liberals thought little of his chances ,
but he developed unexpected fighting
qualities and called Mr. Balfour's divis
ion the "Port Arthur of conservatism , "
and asked everybody to imitate the Jap-
.anese and take the stronghold.
BILLBOARDS FOR RELIGION.
Churches of Colorado Are Adrer-
The use of the bill board , the postei
and the placard to advertise religious ser
vices is coming into favor in Denver. It
was begun by Rev. Christian F. Reisner ,
pastor of Grace Methodist Episcopal
church , and if the present rivalry among
congregations in the matter of the con
spicuous display of their advertisements
is not soon abated theater managers , who
in the past enjoyed a practical monopoly
of the bill board privileges , may be called
on to pay an advance in the price of
space on the boards. Not only are the
churches doing more advertising than ever
before , but there is keen rivalry in the
wording of the advertisements.
This activity dates from last spring ,
when Rev. Billy Sunday , the ex-ball play
er evangelist , held meetings in the Colo
rado gold camps. He caused all the coun
ty seat towns in the neighborhood of the
places where he conducted revivals to be
placarded , and families drove for miles
and traveled across the mountains to hear
Sunday introduced what to Colorado
was an innovation , in the form of "stick
ers , " bearing the legend , "Get Right With
God. " These were pasted on sidewalks ,
on lamp posts , on the winar > ws of street
cars in every place where they would
attract attention. One religious cam
paigner slipped into a fashionable hotel
at Colorado Springs one night and pasted
a "sticker" on the bands of all the hats
he could find while the owners were at
The Denver Young Men's Christian
Association has adopted modern methods
in raising money for a new building. It
has set out to collect $200,000 in one
month. The organization has rented a
large storeroom on a prominent down
town corner and there has established
headquarters , much after the manner of
a political campaign headquarters. A
chairman receives reports hourly from his
lieutenants , who have certain districts in
charge , like precinct captains. New sub
scriptions are indicated on a large clock
dial placed high outside the building in
plain view from two streets.
The spirit of rivalry has spread to the
Sunday schools , and school cries have
been adopted by the children. When par
ties of pupils from different Sunday
schools meet they give voice to their
cheers with all the enthusiasm of student-
of rival colleges.
IVENS ON TRIAL.
Chicnfi-o Youth Charged with the
Mnrder of Mrs. HollLster.
Richard Glines Ivens.who was placed
on trial in Chicago Wednesday before
Judge Smith for the murder of Mrs.
Brsinklin Hollister , is 24 years old. His
father is a carpenter and the boy Imd
no bad reputation until he confessed his
crime. In many ways the appearance
of the youth is not unfavorable. It
was on Jan. 12 that lie attacked the
woman at the rear of his father's barn
at 438 Belden avenue. Mrs. Holister
was a church worker and a choir sing
er at Wesley Methodist Church.
The first shot by the defense in the
trial was a vigorous objection to the
admission of any reference to Ivens'
confession , the prisoner's lawyer claim-
ing that the confession was extorted
from him by the "sweat box" process of
the police. The court overruled the ob
Franklin C. Hollister , husband of
Mrs. Hollister , was put on the stand.
He said be last saw bis wife alive the
morning of Jan. 12 , before be started
to work. The next day be identified
her body at an undertaking establish
I Steel Tru. t Opposes Strike.
I President Corey of the United States
Steel Corporation has brought to bear
all the influence of that great enterprise ,
including his twenty-five-year contract
with the Pittsburg Coal Company , in
favor of granting an advance to the coal
miner1 ! if necessary to avoid a strike. This
he dirJ in a talk with President Robbins
of tho Pittsburg Coal Company , Tues
day , saying that the steel trust would
not stand for any strike that would cause
his steel mills to shut down for a single
day for lack of coal. At the same time
George J. Gould , representing interests
in the West and South , has told the bitu
minous operators that they must prevent
a strike at all hazards. To this end , a
meeting of the operators was held at Pitts
From 3ar and Near.
The Central California Raisin Grov--
ers' Company disbanded at Fresno.
Fire damaged the building of the Equit
able Life Assurance Society at Memphis
to the extent of $200,000.
President Roosevelt will be invited to
address the national convention of tho
Travelers' Protective Association in Buf-
1 falo next June on "The American Drum
Frederick W. Seward , 70 years old ,
third assistant Secretary of State un
der President Garfield , was knocked down
and injured by an automobile in New
President Watts of the Toledo , Ohio ,
school board , charged that attempts hud
been made to bribe him by agents of pub
lishers when new books were bought for
tha schools recentlj- .
The Senate Friday passed the bill pro
viding for tho settlement of the affairs of
the five civilized tribes of Indians. Un
der the guise of considering the measure ,
practically the entire session was given
over to a discussion of the railroad ques
tion , raised by Mr. La Follette's propos
ed amendment to the Indian bill prohibit
ing railroad companies and their stock
holders from acquiring the coal lands in
, the territory. This amendment , together
with all the Indian committee's amend
ments , was laid on the table. At 5 :32 : p.
m. the Senate went jnto executive session
and at 5 :40 : adjourned until Monday. The
first private claims session of this Con
gress occupied the House , twenty-five
bills being passed , all for small amounts.
1 Opposition to many of the measures ac-
' counted for the small number put
' through. Five which were reported favor-
ably by the committee went over because
there was no quorum at 5:30 p. m. , when
ths House adjourned until Monday.
In the Senate Monday numerous bills
on tho calendar were passed , among them
being one appropriating $100,000 to pay
the expenses of the delegates to tho third
annual conference of American States ,
one providing for compulsory education in
the Distriot of Columbia and another reg
ulating the selection of officers in the
revenue cutter service. Senator Knox
submitted extracts from the railroad laws
of several States. At 3:30 : o'clock the
statehood bill was taken up and read and
then Mr. Nelson resumed his discussion
of the measure. Legislation by unanimous
consent under suspension of the rules en
abled the House to pass severaf" bills of
considerable importance. A resolution of
inquiry as to whether any criminal pros
ecutions have been inaugurated in the
Northern Securities case was adopted
after some heated debate. Mr. Shackel- (
ford of Missouri attacked the concentra- '
tion' of power in the hands of the Speak
er in a speech on a bridge bill. The
Senate measure providing for a delegate
to Congress from Alaska was passed. A
bill providing for the expenditure of
$200,000 instead of $50,000 for the pur-
[ chase of metal for nickels and pennies and
' providing for the minting of these coins
at Denver , New Orleans and San Fran
cisco was passed.
The question of enlargement of the
army by disposing of contract surgeons
and replacing them with surgeons who
shall be given the rank of army officers
occupied the attention of the Senate for
the greater part of Tuesday. Mr. Hale
criticised the bill severely. Senators Car
ter"and Gallinger also spoke against it ,
and Senators Warren and Blackburn in
its favor. The measure was not disposed
of. Senator Long spoke in behalf of the
statehood bill. ' Senators Clapp , McCum-
ber and Du Bois were appointed to confer
with k House committee for the settle
ment of the affairs of the five civilized
tribes of Indian Territory. A unanimous
resolution was pased declaring Anthony
Michalek a citizen of the tmited States ,
a resident of Illinois and a duly elected
membpr of the Fifty-ninth Congress. The
bill permitting tobacco growers to sell
leaf tobacco through agents without pay-
Ing the tax of 6 cents a pound heretofore
charged was passed without discussion.
The remainder of the day was devoted to
tariff discussion , precipitated by the In
dian appropriation bill.
Two speeches on the railroad rate bill
were made in the Senate Wednesday.
Mr. Scott spoke in opposition to the
pending measure , and Mr. Glapp sup
ported it. The remainder of the session
was devoted to statehood , Messrs. Per
kins and Spooner speaking in opposition.
Under the cover of the general debate on
the Indian appropriation bill the House
indulged in a Xood of oratory. Mr.
Burke ( S. D. ) told of tl-e prosperous con
dition of the Indians ; Mr. Kline ( Pa. )
advocated reforms in the fiscal system ;
Mr. Brantley ( Ga. ) spoke against fed
eral licenses for pilots ; Mr. Haughen
( Iowa ) opposed the establishment of a
parcels post ; Mr. Gardner ( Mass. ) urged
additional immigration restrictions , and
Mr. Gaines ( Tenn. ) defended Henry
Clay from the charge of being a stand
The entire time 'of the Senate Thurs
day v..ns devoted to general debate on the
statehood bill. Messrs. McCumber and
Patterson opposed the measure as it now
stands , while Mr. Beveridge supported it.
He had not completed his speech when
adjournment was taken. The House pass
ed the Indian appropriation bill , carrying
$7,785,528. Only a few minor amend
ments were made. The members then pro
ceeded to entangle themselves over the
bill to abolish the grade of lieutenant
general. The result was an adjournment
for lack of a quorum , but the vote to
consider the bill showed an overwhelming
sentiment in its favor , and it probably
-will be passed in due course. The follow
ing reolutions were passed : Calling on
the Secretary of State for the report of
Herbert H. D. Peirce on the condition of
Ameru-an consulates in the Orient , and
especially Shanghai ; requiring the Post
master General to report to the House
J whether Town Topics is admitted to the
mails and whether the government assists
the puolication. in "its ocupation of cx-
tortiug money by blackmail. " The latter
was trom Bourke Cockran.
Xotes of the Ifiitlonal Capital.
Congressman Hopkins urges Congress
to check the flow of dangerous class of
President Compels of the American
Federation of Labor has appealed to
President Roosevelt to hold up the appro
priation bill until the provision abolish
ing the eight-hour labor law in the canal
zone is out.
Secretary Shaw announces himself in
favor of the reduction of internal reve
nue duty on grain alcohol.
Congressman Hill , speaking for the
army bill , told the House the nation
should prepare for trouble with China.
A great chance for American com
merce in Manchuria as a result of Rus
sian development is predicted in a State
Legal experts of House judiciary com
mittee hold life insurance cannot be con
sidered commerce between. States , and
federal legislation on subject , therefore ,
COST OF LIVING.
Now the IIIprhfj.it that It Ha * Been
In Thirty Years.
The cost of living is now the highest
that ft has been in the thirty years dur
ing which the Dun Mercantile agency ha- ?
kept a record. According to these statis
tics the average of commodity prices pro-
I > ortioned to consumption is $104,204 , as
compared with $101,930 a year ago. The
Dun system of averages makes its com
parison by the selection of an index num
ber , and in the tables published commod
ity pnces on March 1 compare with those
of a year ago as follows :
March 1 , March 1 ,
ll'Oti. IflO. .
Breadstuffa $ 15,715 $ 18,07.
Meats D.O.-.U S.417
Dairy and garden 13,044 14,10 : ' .
Other food O.Gitt 10.C.GI
Total food $ 48,137 5,1.250
Clothing 19,015 115.01 f.
Metals 10.073 K5..T" '
Miscellaneous 20.079 17,41'S
Totals $104,201 SlOl.93'1
The total in this miscellaneous class is
highethan at any time in thirty year ? ,
and 'the recent rise occurred chiefly in
Aside from a general advance in meats ,
most food products became cheaper , but
die general level of prices is higher than
on March 1 , 1903. despite the fact that
foodstuffs have declined about G per cen" .
Quotations for live stock and provis
ions hove not shown the customary dispo
sition to follow the courseof the grain
markets , practically every itom in thi-
list recording more or less advance , moss
pork rising $1.25 per barrel during Feb
ruary and $1.75 since the opening of the
In fact , the upward tendency in meats
has been in progress , with scarcely any
"interi-iption , since early last autumn. A
moderate decrease occurred in prices of
dairy and garden products , the principal
differences being lower quotations for
milk , eggs , Lay and cheese , while butter
rose another cent , and vegetables were
also slightly higher.
LOCK CANAL NOW CERTAIN.
This Is the Deilnite Conclusion of
That the Panama canal , when complet
ed , will have a summit level of 85 feet
above the sea , to be reached by locks , a
work estimated to cost $139,705,200 , and
to be completed in eight and one-half
years , is the definite conclusion of the
executive branch of the government , as
shown in President Roosevelt's letter ,
transmitting to Congress , Monday , the re
port of the canal commission , and a let
ter from Chief Engineer Stevens. Al
though the lock canal is favored by only
a minority of the board of consulting en
gineers , whose report is also transmitted ,
the canal commission , with the exception
of Admiral Eudicott , indorses the mi
nority's plan , and this is approved by
Chief Engineer Stevens , who says it will
take twenty years to dig a sea-level canal ,
and that it will cost $25,000.000 more
than the majority estimates. The Presi
dent concurs in Secretary Taft's recom
mendation for the lock canal. He calls
attention to the fact that the American
engineers on the consulting board , by
more than two to one , favor this plan ,
whereas , the foreign engineers are a unit
against it. He thinks this is partly ex
plained by the fact that the Suez canal
is a sea-level canal. He mentions that ,
although the tsault Ste. Marie canal , a
lock canal , is closed during the winter
months , it carries annually three times
the traffic of the Suez. The majority of
the consulting engineers found that a
sea-level canal would cost $24.7,021.000 ,
approximately , but held that the cost of
operating and maintainiug it would be
very much less than the lock canal. It
is admitted that it would require more
dredging , and that one lock would have
to be maintained. The question is now
up to Congress.
Morsrtin Qnizzes Cromrvell.
The appearance of William Nelson
Cromwell , the New York lawyer who has
been prominent in the affairs of the
Panama republic and the Panama canal ,
before the Senate committee on inter-
ocean' " canals , gave Senator Morgan o
Alabama the opportunity he had boon
looking for and he did not neglect it. Mr.
Cromwell began by explaining his con
nection with the French canal company
and with the American enterprise. He
said his firm had been counsel for the
Panama railroad for twelve years. He
denied that any part of the $40,000,000
purchase money for the French rights had
gone to his firm. Since 1904 he had serv
ed as legal adviser for the republic of
Panama. At one time Senator Morgan
said he would attend to Cromwell on the
floor .of the Senate. Mr. Cromwell ad-
mittel that he had received about $200-
000 from the new Panama company.
Whea asked what service he had render
ed he said that professional secrets were
involved in the question and that his cli
ents were satisfied.
Standard Oil Men Must Testify.
In a decision rendered by the Supreme
Court of Missouri it was held that offi
cers of foreign corporations doing busi
ness in this State by implication had
agreed to testify whenever wanted , and
that they cannot withhold books and pa
pers forming a part of their business rec
ord. Inasmuch as Judge Gildersleeve of
New York indicated that he would abide
by the decision of the Missouri court
as to the refusal of II. H. Rogers and
other Standard Oil witnesses to answer
questions put by the Missouri Attorney
General , the court decision means that
Rogers and his allies will have to an
swer questions put to them or go to jail
for contempt of court. The Missouri
decision goes even further by declaring
that officers of a foreign corporation must
produce any witnesses wanted by the
court in any prosecution that may arise.
This would include witnesses who have
fled from the process servers , including
John D. Rockefeller , head of the oil trust.
" \Vnr on Milease Hold-Up.
In the person of Secretary of Internal
Affairs Brown the State of Pennsylvania
has now taken up the fight of the travel
ing public against the practice of the
Pennsylvania railroad of exacting $30
cash for its 1,000-raile tickets , with the
understanding that $10 is to be returned'
when the ticket has been used up and
the stub turned in. Secretary Brown
finds that this extortionate deposit is in
defiance of the constitution on several
grounds , and Attorney General Carson
has been ordered to bring suit against the
railroad at once.
Jfnt to the .1:10 E ctcnt.
Timothy D. Sulihun. of New York ,
was describing his rc'-cnt European
"Tell me about a court presenta
tion , " a young man said. "What is
the ceremony like ? "
Mr. Sullivan gave as vivid a pic
ture as he could of the splendors of
a drawing-room at Buckingham Pal
ace , and the young man was a good
"Men. i suppose. " he said , "stand
uncovered in * lie presence of royal
ty ? "
"Yes. " said Mr. Sullivan , "but not
to the same extent as women. "
HERITAGE OF CIVIL WAR.
Thousand * of Soldier * Contracted
Chronic Kidney Trouble While in
The experience of Captain John L.
Ely , of Company B , Seventeenth Ohio ,
now living at 500 East 2d street , New
ton , Kan. , will inter
est the thousands of
veterans who came
back from the Civil
War suffering tortures
with kidney c o m-
plaint. Captain Ely
says : "I contracted
kidney trouble during
the Civil War , and the
finally developed into
a chronic case. At one time i had to
use a crutch and cane to get about.
My back was lame and weak , and be
sides the aching , there was a distress-
Ing retention of the kidney secretions.
I was in u bad way when I began
using Doan's Kidney Pills in 1901 , but
the remedy cured me , and I have been
well ever since. "
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-MiIburn Co. . Buffalo , N. Y.
The Other Side.
Cholly Nitwit I say. bahber , don't
you think I shall ever have a beard ?
Tonsorialist I don't think you will ,
Cholly Nitwit That's deuced queer ,
y'know. Me father has a fine beard.
Tonsorialist Mebbe you take after
your ma. Cleveland Leader.
Hard Record to Beat.
Friend Do you think that automo
biles will eventually take the place o
the railroads ?
Auto Enthusiast ( gloomily ) I hardly
think so. The railroads killed 15,000
people last year in this country alone.
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by local applications , as they cannot reach
the diseased portion of the ear. There ia
only one way to cure deafness , and that Is
by constitutional remedies. De.ifness ia
caused by an inflamed condition of the mu-
'cous lining of the Euatachian Tube. When
this tube is inflamed you have a rumblin ?
sound or Imperfect hearing , nnd when it is
entirely closed. Deafness is the result , and
unless the Inflammation can be taken out
and this tube restored to its normal condi
tion , hearing will be destroyed forever ;
.nine . cases out of ten are caused by Ca
tarrh , which is nothing but an inflamed con
dition of the mufotis surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for
any case of Deafness ( caused by catarrh )
'that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
Cure. Send for circulars , free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO. , Toledo , O.
Sold by Druggists , 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. N
Heir Steady Diet.
It was Nov. 10. For seven weeks
Mrs. Symmington had been killing off
the surplus young roosters from her
flock and eating them. Now , with the
light of desperation in her face , she
loaded six of them , dressed , into the
old buggy , put a basket of eggs under
the seat , and set off for Belltown Cen
ter , determined to trade all six if nec
essary for a mess of plain corned beef.
As she passed the "Orthodox"
church three women emerged from
the basement and hailed her.
" 0 Mary Symmingtou ! " they cried.
"Are you coming to our church sup
per ? "
"Whoa ? " she said. "When is it ? "
"To-night , in the town hall. It's 25
Mrs. Symmington nodded acquies
cence. Here was something better than
she had hoped for.
"Of course I'll come , " she said. "I'll
go back for my men-folks. What you
going to have ? "
Three eager women gathered breath
for a simultaneous glad cry. It came
an instant later :
"Chicken pie ! Plenty of chicken pio
for everybody ! "
And He Still Was Happy.
"Had lots o' trouble this year ? "
"Oh , yes but we was born to it. "
"Sheriff levied on your crop ? "
"Oh , yes but that was 'cordin' to
i"An' lightnin' burnt your house
down ? " "
"Yes ; but ever since then I've been
shoutin' hallelujah that it didn't hit me. "
Explains Hotv to Keep Up Mental
and Physical Visor.
A New Jersey editor writes :
"A long indulgence in improper food
brought on a condition of nervous dys
pepsia , nearly three years ago , so se
vere that I had to quit work entirely.
I put myself on a strict regimen of
Grape-Nuts food , with plenty of out
door exercise , and in a few months
found my stomach so far restored that
the process of digestion gave me pleas
ure instead of distress.
"It also built up my strength so that
I was able to resume my business ,
which is onerous , as I not only edit
my own paper but also do a great deal
of 'outside' writing.
"I find that the Grape-Nuts diet en
ables me to write with greater vigor
than ever before , and without the feel
ing of brain-fag with which I used to
be troubled. As to bodily vigor I can
and do walk miles every day without
fatigue a few squares used to weary
me before I began to live on Grape-
Nuts ! " Name given by Postum Co. , Bat
tle Creek , Mich.
There's a reason. Read the little book ,
"The Road to Wellville , " in pkgs.
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