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"Limit * .
The train was called the limited , but
pliat was limited about it ? It ran at ,
an unlimited speed , the Incivility ot
the conductor and the brakemen was
unlimited , as was the rapacity of * lw
! "It's a mystery ! " exclaimed the Httla
party of foreigners.
Kut in a raompnt they entered tbe
drawing room car and their wonder
"Of course , it's the good taste of the
decorations ! " they whispered , and , re-
jtneinbering their manners , pretended
not to notice. Puck.
CtJrl Ilad Running ; Sore.s from Ecxe >
ma Boy Tortured by Poinon OaU
"Both Cured by Cuticura.
"Last year , after having my little
girl treated by a very prominent phy
sician for an obstinate case of ec
zema , I resorted to the Cuticura Rem
edies , and was so well pleased with
the almost instantaneous relief afford
ed that we discarded the physician's
prescription arid relied entirely on the
fCuticura Soap , Cuticura Ointment and
Cuticura Bills. When we commenced
iwith the Cuticura Remedies her feet
'and limbs were covered with running
cores. In about six weeks we had her
fcornpletely well , and there has been no
recurrence of the trouble.
I "In July of this year a little boy
Sn our family poisoned his hands and
iarms with poison oak , and in twenty-
ifour hours his hands and arms were
'a mass of torturing sores. We used
bnly the Cuticura Remedies , washing
iiis hands and arms with the Cuticura
Soap , and anointing them with the
Cuticura Ointment , and then gave him
the Cuticura Resolvent. In about three
Weeks his hands and arms healed up.
So we have lots of cause for feeling
grateful for the Cuticura Remedies. We
find that the Cuticura Remedies are a
valuable household standby , living as
\ve do twelve miles from a doctor. Mrs.
Lizzie Vincent Thomas , Fairmont , Wai-
den's Ridge , Tenii. , Oct. 13 , 1905 ' /
The average family in the United
States lias four and seven-tenths persons.
Great Crops j Fine Climate.
The Texas Gulf Coast Country is
now offering the greatest inducement
to farmers and other settlers who are
pouring into that section from all parts
jOf the north and west A geiiial cli-
Jmate , two crops a year on land costing
only $25 an acre. The Rock Island-
JTrisco lines are sending an SO-page
Sbook descriptive of this great country
$ md making very low round trip excur
sion rates to all who write to John Se
bastian , Passenger Traffic Manager ,
Koom 56 , LaSalle station , Chicago.
* But the Other Side Objected.
' Attorney ( for the defense ) Do you ' he
know anything about the merits of this ke
Venireman I should say not. It basn'l
any merits. af
Attorney We'll take this man , youi I
_ "WHAT 'WESTERN' CANADA DOES ,
"Old Indiana" Holds the Rib ton. sa
Dundurn , Sask. , Sept 30 , 1906. H. [
IVlr. W. H. Rogers , Canadian Govern CO
ment Agent , Indianapolis , Ind. :
My Dear Sir When you were at ouz tu
place hi July I promised to write you
what my Xorth quarter made per -acre.
You will remember it was all sown to th
wheat Well , I finished threshing yes ph
terday and received from it
, an aver go
age of 43 % bushels per acre testing fle
i ii 64 % pounds per stroked bushel. Tha flewj
.wheat is the best sample I have ever yo
raised so uniform and even in size. nil :
You may know it was a good sample
when I tell you that I have already
sold 2,000 bushels of it for seed to my fle
neighbors. This year has been my best thi
effort in farming during my life. My tw
wheat totalled 9,2SO bushels and my ha
oats nearly 5,000. fO
If you remember I pointed out to an
you a half-section lying just west of
our house and joining my upper quar
ter on the south , which I said I should
irave in order to make one of the best
farms in Western Canada. I am very
glad to be able to tell you that I now
own that half-section. My ambition
i ; * now is to be able to market 20,000 tlot
bushels of wheat next year. If some
of those good honest Hooslers could oft
have been with me during the last two trc
weeks and could have seen the golden
grain rushing down the spout into my
wagon and then could have seen it in
great piles in my granaries , I feel sure In
'they would have been forced to ac MI
knowledge there is no better farming * Ji
country in the world than this. I may Sle
just say that I have done all my farmIng - 701 >
Ing with eight head of horses.and one
hired man except during harvest and
threshing. This year I proved to my
neighbor that the Hoosiers wfien once sal
"woke up" can raise grain equal to the j lea
best Minnesota farmers. His best ? ytf&ld mi
was 42 % bushels per acre , so you ; sea till 1
-'Old Indiana" is holding the ribbon tillt
41iis year. les
Yours very truly ,
N. E. BAUJ&INE.
OPINIONS OF GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
STILL A CHANCE POB , THE POOR BOY.
KOAKERS arc forever saying that the aver
age American boy with nothing but his two
hands , his brains and his pluck no longer
has a chance. Gtone , so the croakers lament ,
are the good old days when merit , with.
"Excelsior" on its banner , could press up
ward to the heights. Somehow , the path
to success is supposed to be fenced up at its very startIng -
Ing point ; and all that the poor youth of to-day is ex
pected by the croakers to do is to sit down outside the
fence and bewail his sad fate all his days.
Isn't It strange , then , that when a conspicuous man
dies and the story of his life comes out , it is still so
often found that no silver spoon was in his mouth at
Alexander .7. Cassatt , president of the Pennsylvania ,
and as such guardian of a billion of property and em
ployer of 150,000 men , who died rue other day , found
his first employment as a rodman. The first lesson he
learned in real life was ( o work. Ho knew what it
meant to drag the chain through brush and over the
hillside. Then , step by step , he worked upward , his
only advantage being superior capacity and a determina
tion to do particular tasks better than others. Cassatt's
successor is James MeCrca.Vhat was his start ? Also
as a rodman.
The beaten paths to success may be fenced against
the boy without capital , but there are always ways across
lots and over the hills. He whose ideals are stars
swung high in the heavens needs no beaten path to guide
him. He who has learned to labor and whose heart
thrills with aspiration and reolvn has tiie best capital
there is and the best chance. The silver spoon in the
mouth at birth is greatly overrated as a factor cither
for success or failure. There are lots of rich young men
whom wealth has not deadened. And lots of poor ones
who it would not have helped. Kansas City World.
A3ST IBHEPSESSIBLE CONFLICT.
OR a time it was supposed that the relations
between the .States and the nation had been
permanently adjusted by the Civil War. It
has lately b-ji'ii impressing itself on the
minds of lite4 people that the war decided
only the indissolubility of the Union , and
that the ell conflict between the national
power and state rights still continues.
It is of great importance that the men of the present
and coming generations should give serious thought to
these things , so that when they vote they may express
their opinion with intelligence. The general question is
between a centralized government , supreme iu ail mat
ters that concern the people of the whole country , and
control in local concerns by the State governments , even
when the whole people are interested in the decision.
How far can or ought the national government to go
in the regulation of largo corporations chartered by one
State , but doing business in other States ? Should it
Interfere in the management of manufacturing as well
as transportation companies ? If international compli
cations arise because * ? ! State refuses to exercise its pow
er over affairs within its borders , shall the national gov
ernment , acting for the- general good , step in and try to
set things right ?
Such are some of the recent forms in which this old
political question reappears for decision. It was the
Issue on which Thomas Jefferson defeated John Adams
lor the presidency in 1SOO. The conflict over it led
The two girls were talking of Christ-
ms gifts , and Dorothy asked Helen
'ho of all her tribe of relatives and
est of friends seemed to have the
eenest intuition as to her longings.
"I'm no.t sure about that , " said Helen ,
fter a short period of reflection , "but
know whose gift I always find saves
ie from embarrassment all the next
2ar Aunt Mary Colburu's. "
"Dear me , that sounds mysterious. "
lid Dorothy. What does she give you ? "
"She gives me a liberal check , " said
elen , "and on the envelope which
ratains It she always writes. 'For my
Eece Helen to mount and frame pic-
ires , supply cushions , and otherwise
oish the gifts she receives. ' You see ,
ople are lovely about embroidering
lings for me and giving me valuable
biotographs and sketches , but it costs a
) od deal sometimes to get them in or-
jr ; and yet if you don't , the people
ho give them to you seem to think
u don't appreciate them , and What
akes you look so queer , Dorothy ? You
sver gave me an unfinished present"
"No , " said Dorothy , in a vo.ice muf-
d by her handkerchief , "but I was
linking about one somebody g vc me
70 years ago some beautiful mull
mds ; and I've never been able to af-
rd ] the dress to put them on. I Iwveu't
ly Aunt Mary Colburn , you know. "
"I ought to have been ashamed of
yself , " said Helen. Youth's Compan-
A Bitter Speech.
Hilary K. Adair , the noted Western
Jtective , replied to the toast , Detec-
3n , at a dinner in Omaha.
"Speeches , pregnant with meaning ,
ten help the detective in his delicate
ork , " said Mr. Adair. "Often a
Kech of eight or ten words Avill re-
"Thus I once knew how things stood
a Milwaukee house when I heard a
ilwaukee woman say to her husband.
Lm , do you know you talk in your
ep ? ' and the man replied , 'Well , do
u begrudge me those few words ? " ;
Hi * Finish.
"You'll find I'm hard to discourage , "
Id the persistent suitor melodramat-
ally. "Some day I'll make you ad-
It you love me , and then and not
then I will die happy. "
"I'll say it now , " replied the beart-
3s girl. "I don't mind telling a lie for
good enoV'-J-Philadelphia Ledger.
to nullification in the time of President Jackson , and
finally to secession in 18 JO.
On the whole , the national power has been greatly ex
tended as the result of successive contests , yet. every
statesman will admit that there must be a limit heyond
. which the national authority cannot be carried , or the
jurisdiction 'of the State governments restricted. The
question is , where is that limit , and it is upon that that
parties have divided from the beginning , and will long
continue to confront each other. Youth's Companion.
TRAVEL 3Y BAIL AND SEA
EVKKAL hundred ships were in.sl nf. ? ea last
year , but they were nearly : iii sailing ves
sels. Such. steamers as foundered were
small and antiquated. No firi-t-fiJtSb steam
ship such as those which make up the
fleets of the great transatlantic companies
v/as ever so much as in danger.
The perils of traveling by sea have be.pn almost
eliminated. Modern ocean-goiug ships un ; bandied
with perfect skill and discipline , ami one who
takes passage in any of them is as safe as lie
would be in his own bed. But railroad travel is no safer
than it was thirty years ago ; indeed , it may be doubted
whether it is as syfe as it was.then. . . There have been
frightful accidents of lute and persons making a railway
journey consequently have coine to feel thar they are
taking their lives into their hands when they enter a
The perils of the sea are tremendous , but men have
conquered them. The perils of land are none , and the
dangers of a railroad journey are all self-created. If
railroads were managed as carefully as steamship lines
there should be no accidents. The trouble is that rail
roads , now seem to be in the hands of Wall street specu
lators who are more interested in big dividends on
watered slock than In improving their roads.
Railroads will some day be almost as safe as steam
ships are now , but that time will not come until men
of conscience are placed in charge of them. To-day
those who use the railroads of the United States take
risks such as ought not to be demanded of human be
ings. Chicago Journal.
LIOPHETS and the sons of prophets , prognosticators -
nosticators , star gazers , ' 'financial experts"
and other persons who are manifestly not in
that class , are still disputing as to the con
tinuance of prosperity during 3907. The
alleged lugubrious prediction of Rockefeller
and the gloomy views of Stuyvesant Fish
are quoted on the one hand. On the other , the cheerful
predictions of a British Rothschild and numerous Amer
ican men of affairs are printed to show that there is
nothing whatever the matter with the United States.
The every-day citizen may wisely conclude that the
opinion of one man respecting the future is just about
as likely to be correct as that of another , and that his
own best course will be to apply himself with diligence
to whatever trade or occupation he is engaged in , not
forgetting the fact that it is always advisable to keep a
certain amount of funds available for squally weather.
Worrying over the possibility or "reactions" in advance
of definite signs of their coming is not unusually a re
munerative habit. Sticking at honest work is apt to be
much more conducive to useful results. Philadelphia
ISTHMIAN EOAD IS IN OPERATION.
General Porfiro Diaz , President of the Republic of Mexico , and Sir Weet-
man Pearson recently nominally superintended the unloading of the
first ton of freight from the steamship Venture and saw it loaded into a
freight car ready to be transported across the Isthmus of Teliuautepec on the
Tehuantepcc National Railroad to Coatzacoalcos ready for reshipment by
steamer to New York. In doing so they commercially brought San Francisco
11,627 miles nearer New York. The distance around the Horn is 10,552 miles ,
while that via the Isthmus of Tehuantepec is only 4,925 miles.
The Tehuantepec highway , the competitor of the Panama Canal , is now
opened to the traffic of the world and the dream of Herman Cortes almost
40tf years ago came true. Eight years before the possible completion of the
Panama Canal , there is opened from one ocean to the other an American
isthmian route. Thirty-five millions of dollars gold have already been ex
pended in perfecting this project , and $15,000,000 more will be expended before
all is completed.
Tennyson's "Palace of Art" occur
the lines :
She saw the snowy poles and moons of
That mystic field of drifted light
In mid Orion , and the married stars.
This at first looks like a literary par
allel to Swift's well known fortuitous
forecasts of the discovery of the Mar
tian satellites , and J. S. Stevenson ,
writing from' Blairavon , Norwood ,
Ceylon , points out that Professor H.
H. Turner quotes it in "Modern Astron
omy" BB having been written In 1835.
This , however , appears not to have been ti
the case , for Mr. Stevenson on refer 1
ence to the biography of the late poet
laureate by the present Lord Tenny
son has- found the note : "The 'Moons
of Mars' is the only modern reading U
here. All the rest are more than half 0
a century old. Scientific discovery was 0a
thus not anticipated by Tennyson in a
the mention of Martian satellites.
There wouldn't be so many mar dibi
riages If a man had any idea his wife bill
would ever resemble her mother. $ (
The Senate Monday passed the agricul
tural .appropriation bill , carrying nearly
$10,000,000 ; the postofficc appropriation
bill , carrying $210,000.000 ; the pension
appropriation bill , carrying $145,000,000 ,
intl the bill authorizing the establishment
jf an agricultural bank in the Philippines.
The principal amendment to the agricul
tural bill was offered by Senator Bever-
idgc , which requires the date of canning
and inspection to appear on the label ,
Another amendment offered by Mr. Bever-
idge , to require the packers to pay the
test of administering the meat inspcctio.n
law , was defeated. The Senate also pass
ed a bill granting a service pension of $12
a month to army nurses who have reached
the age of 02 , $15 a month at 70 years ,
and $20 at 75. Senator Dopew addressed
the Senate on his resolution for an _ inves
tigation of the currency system. At the
night session the Senate ratified the
Santo Domingo treaty by a vote of 43 to
19 , and passed 300 private pension bills ,
clearing the calendar. The House devoted - \
voted the first hour of its session to eulogies - ,
gies for the late Representative John F.
Rixey of Virginia , and as a further mark
of respect took a recess for half an hour.
Upon reassembling a I'esolution reported
by the committee on rules was adopted
providing for five hours of debate on the ,
Litlauer substitute for the Senate ship '
subsidy bill and for a vote on the measure
not later than 5 o'clock Friday afternoon
The Senate Tuesday passed the sundrj
civil appropriation bill , carrying $114-
000,000. It also passed the Aldrich cur- '
rcncy bill by a vote of 43 to 14. Con
ference reports were adopted on the naval ,
army , fortifications aJid District of Columbia - - ,
lumbia appropriation bills. The confer
ence report on the bill allowing the gov
ernment the right of appeal in criminal
cases was agreed to , as was also that on
a bill opening for settlement 1,000,000 j
acres of the Rosebud Indian reservation '
in South Dakota. General debate on the
so-called ship subsidy bill was begun in
the House and under an agreement con
tinued throughout the day. The confer
ence reports on the fortifications appro
priation bill and the omnibus revenue
cutter bill were adopted. The conference
reports on the army appropriation bill
and the river and harbor bill were pre
sented. Conferees were appointed on the
postoffice and agricultural appropriation
bills. An order was adopted authorizing .
the consideration in the House as in the
committee of the whole of private bilh
Deported from certain committees.
After listening to an argument by Sen
ator Patterson of Colorado in favor of
government ownership of railroads , the
Senate Wednesday agreed to the confer
ence report on the river and harbor ap
propriation bill. The Senate passed with
out discussion the Daniel bill establishing
"the foundation for the promotion of in
dustrial peace , " with the Nobel peace
prize received by President Roosevelt. Tha
expatriation bill also was passed. The
House bill to prevent shanghaiing and
fifty minor measures were passed. Con
ference reports were agreed to by the
House on the naval , river and harbor and
District of Columbia appropriation bills.
The House concurred in the Senate
amendment to the. army bill providing for I
the retirement of certain brigadier gen
erals who served in the Civil War , with
the rank of major general. The President
returned to the House without his ap
proval a bill for the relief of J. M. Bauer
and others growing out of their failure to
make returns for special tax as retail du
ties on oleomargarine. The conference !
reports on the commercial appeals bill and
the bills authorizing the allotment and '
disposal of surplus lands in the Rosebud
Indian reservations in South Dakota were '
agreed to. The House disagreed to the
Senate amendments to the sundry civil
appropriation bill and appointed con
ferees. The ship subsidy bill was debated
throughout the day. c
The Senate Thursday passed the bft. ti
extending government aid to the Alaska- tit
Yukon-Pacific exposition to be held in s
1909 at Seattle , and debated for several
hours the denatured alcohol bill , reaching .
no conclusion on the latter measure. The
conference report on the array appropriation -
tion hill was presented , and by the Senate - ! (
ate receding on the point in controversy w
its provision for the retirement of paytf
masters' clerks a complete agreement between - P
tween the two houses resulted. The conti
ference report on the military acadmy bill
was agreed to. The Mexican boundary p
treaty was ratified , and the nominations
of isthmian canal commissioners sent to i
the Senate Feb. 15 , including Chairman '
Shonts and Chief Engineer Stevens , were n
confirmed. General debate on the ship b
subsidy bill was closed in the House and w
the measure was read for amendment unbe
der the five-minute rule. An amendment T
was adopted providing for a line of six- ai
teen-knot ships from the Gulf of Mexico
to Brazil , while one excepting the steam-
ers Sierra , Sonoma and Ventura of the
Oceanic Line from the operations of the
bill was defeated. The general deficiency ° f
bill , carrying $9,847,39G , was reported.ea
The conference reports on the military T
academy appropriation bill and the expatms
riation bill were agreed to. The night pe
session was devoted to bills on the private I
calendar , but little was done , because Mr , ; .
vMahon of Pennsylvania , smarting under ,
his treatment when bills from the committee - ' ,
tee < on war claims were under consideration - ' e
tion , raised the point of no quorum , and g
quorum was not secured until 10:45.
National Capital Notes. th <
The Senate has passed a bill to ms
tablish an immigration station in New j at
Orleans. / \
The House has passed a bill creating fri
new land district in Valley county , jCai j
The House passed a bill providing for
United States judge for the northern / .
district of Alabama. u
The District of Columbia appropriation ' *
, carrying $10,724,532 , an increase of Ce ]
$687,298 over the amount passed by tha j "WT
House , was reported to the Senate. ' clei
Wfcy ET tTanietl a Fa * .
When Jim Eisk was In his glory as
a railroad magnate one day he was
greatly annoyed by people asking for
passes over his road for all sorts of
reasons. He was well worked up when
a seedy locking individual asked for a
pass and asked' sharply , "On what
grounds do you ask for a pass ? "
The applicant replied , "Because I do
not want to pay my fare. "
Fisk called a clerk and said to him :
"Give this man a pass to anywhere and
return. He is the first man that has
told the truth to-day. " Boston Her-
A Woman "Who Kits Sneered Telia
Ilonr to Fliitl Relief.
The thousands of women who suffer
hor.t-nr.iio inrnrnnr. iirfnni'V disorders
and other kidney ills ,
will find comfort in
the words 'of Mrs.
Jane Farrell , of 600
Ocean Ave. , Jersey
City , X. J. , who says :
"I reiterate all I
have said before in
praise of Doan's Kid
ney Pills. I hail been
having heavy back
aches , and my gen
eral health was affected when I began ,
using them. My feet were swollen , my
eyes puffed , and dizzy spells were frequent -
. quent Kidney action was irregular
and the secretions highly colored. To
day , however , I am a well woman , and
I am confident thatDoan's Kidney Pills
have made me so , and are keeping me
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Fostcr-Milburn Co. , Buffalo , N. Y.
Lincoln and the Cup of Ten.
"There is a story told of President
Lincoln , " writes A. Maurice Low in Ap-
pleton's , "that during a critical timg
in the Civil "War , when the Senate had
been particularly obstructive , one oJ
his ardent sympathizers burst in upon
him and hotly denounced the , Senate ,
and finished his tirade by asking :
'What's the use of the Senate , any.
way ? '
"Mr. Lincoln was drinking a cup ol
tea. In his homely fashion he poured
the tea fsoi the cup to the saucer and
back again to cool It off , undisturbed
by the caller's vehemence.
" 'Well , ' said the man Impatiently ,
Vhat's the use of the Senate ? '
" 'I have just shown you , ' was Lin
coln's answer , and once more the tea
"The man looked puzzled. Then 3
great light broke upon him. 'You mean
it enables public passion to cool off ? "
"The greatest of American presidents
nodded and drank his tea.
"That , then , is the function of tha
House of Lords. " I
"Who is the taciturn man opposite ,
next to Miss Smith ? "
"That is Louis the Fourteenth. "
"Louis the Fourteenth ? "
"Well , you see , his name is Louis ,
and he is called the Fourteenth because
he's , only asked to keep us from being
thirteen at table. " Fliegende Blatter.
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