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By COLUMBUS JOURNAL CO.
News in Brief
Cracks in four Chicago buildings
are reported by experts as due to bor
ings of the Illinois Tunnel company.
Pliny L. Soper, United States dis
trict attorney for the Northern district
of Indian Territory, is in Washington
on business with the department of
John D. Rockefeller received a party
of newspaper humorists at his home
at Cleveland, broke all precedents by
acting as their guide around his
A cabinet meeting held at Madrid
authorized the minister of the Interior
to organize a body of special police
for the supervision of the anarchists
Secretary Hitchcock will return to
Washington from his summer home in
New Hampshire September 2C, and
'will be at his desk in the office on the
Mrs. George J. Gould, who was hurt
during a fight with peasants while on
automobile tour in Europe, returned to
New York so badly injured that she is
unable to walk.
Norman B. Ream is reported to have
won $90,000 in a trans-Atlantic poker
game with George Westinghouse of
he Equitable Life; H. C. Frick and F.
J. D. Stewart, assistant general
freight agent of the Santa Fe, has re
signed, effective October 1". He will
go to San Antonio, Tex., to engage in
The total number of voters in Phil
adelhpia according to the September
canvass is 339.9C0, a decrease of 35810
compared with the canvas made in
May prior to the gas lease fight.
Jules Grau, a stage manager for
many years, died at his home in New
York after a protracted illness. Mr.
Grau was a brother of Maurice Grau,
the impressario and Robert Grau.
The total number of voters in Phil
adelphia, according to the September
canvass, is 339.9G0, a decrease of 35.
810 compared "with the canvass made
in May prior to the gas lease fight.
A small colony of pilgrims from
Auckland, N. E.. destined for Zion
City, 111., is detained by the federal
immigration officers on account of an
alleged violation of the labor contract
Mrs. Orrin D. Rugg. of Calumet, O.
T.. has been held for the murder of
her husband, who died under myste
rious circumstances. Mr. and Mrs.
Rugg had been married only three
L. B. Wadleigh, a wealthy ranch
man near Pierre, S. D., is making ar
rangements to lease his ranch and
join his son-in-law, Markel. of Omaha,
who has the boarding contract along
the Panama canal.
Seven thousand persons attended a
meeting at Tokohama, called for the
purpose of protesting against the
terms of the peace treaty. The meet
ing adopted a resolution favoring the
resignation of the ministers.
So firm has been the belief of Ben
jamin Taylor, an aged minister, of
Colebrook, Col., that his sight, restored
to him after many years of blindness,
was merely a hallucination of his
brain that he has become insane.
A detachment of Mexican federal
troops has been sent to Clipperton is
land, in the Pacific, to guarantee the
safety of the steamship company,
which has a contract to establish fish
eries in the neighborhood of the island.
It was announced that Lazard Frer
es. bankers of New York, had engaged
$1,200,000 gold in London for import
to New York. The gold was in South
African bars and at the present rate
of exchange the transaction yielded a
The British foreign office has not
taken any further action regarding the
Anglo-Cuban treaty since the Cuban
senate refused to ratify it, but it is
understood that the treaty will be re
submitted to the senate at its next ses
sion. The latest results of the legislative
elections in Spain are as follows: Min
isterialists elected, 231; conservatives,
104: republicans. 31; Villaverdists. 12;
regionists, 7; Carlists, 3: integrists, 2,
and independents, 3. The result in
eight departments are n ot yet known.
The Great Northern railroad, of
which James J. Hill is president, has
been caught in a flagrant case of re
bating, contrary to provisions of the
i.Kins law. So pronounced and defi
nite was the case that the interstate
commerce commission has brought it
to the attention of the department of
Minister Irishman's reports to the
state department indicate that the
Turkish government is disposed to
maintain strongly its position that
Vartanian. the naturalized Armenian,
who has been sentenced to death for.
murder at Stamboul, shall be treated as
a Turkish subject, and cannot be al
lowed the privileges of an American
The Canadian Pacific's car shop at
Kingston. Ont., were burned. The loss
Coal operators in the anthracite re
gion declare they will resist the de
mands of the miners' union, which, if
granted, would mean an increase in
Dr. Stanley Smith, mayor of Colum
bia. Mo., issues a statement denying
that an epidemic of typhoid exists in
Printers belonging to the typo
graphical union are quitting in many
cvities where an eight-hour agreement
cannot be made.
James S. Wilson, secretary of agri
culture, addressed an immense crowd
?t the state fair groundi, at Huron, S. 1
The steamers Knudson and Thrift,
both hailing from Norvregian ports, ar
rived in North Sr.dney harbor in a
Tartars are terrorizing southeast
Caucasus and people are fleeing in
terror to the towns.
Dedicatory exercises were held at
Council Bluffs for the new city li
brary building, erected at a cost of
$70,C00, that sum having been donated
by Andrew Carnegie
Happiness is the end of every man's
philosophy, .whether he be a phlllso
pher of the schools or a philosopher
of the fields and shops Bat the ques
tion is, "What is happiness?" "What
constitutes it?" Most of what we
thought was happiness had the bitter
of selfishness, but when our happi
ness consists in making others happy
and helping them in their hour of
need, there are no dregs in the cup
we drink. And if there were, we
would never know it, for this cap of
joy is always full, and further, as long
as we live there will be those who
need our help, and consequently we
cannot exhaust the contents of this
Wild Pigeons Excite Comment.
Rant H. Hewitt of Wethersfield saw
flying over the town Sunday a flock
of fourteen old-fashioned wild pig
eons. This variety has not been seen
in this section before for twenty
years. Thirty or forty years ago they
were very plentiful hereabouts.
Sportsmen who heard Mr. Hewitt tell
about the flock are considerably
stirred up and wonder if the pigeons
will return here after an absence of
so many years. Hartford Courant.
When a girl is in love she thinks
she is the -happiest thing on earth.
Pity she hasn't sense enough to stay
there! But some people never know
when they are well off.
Cculd Get No Rest.
Freeborn, Minn., Sept. 18th (Spe
cial) Mr. R. E. Goward, a well-known
man here is rejoicing in the relief
from suffering he has obtained
through using Dodd's Kidney Pills.
His experience is well worth repeat
ing, as it should point the road to
health to many another in a similar
"I had an aggravating case of Kid
ney Trouble," says Mr. Goward, "that
gave me no rest day or night but using
a few boxes of Dodd's Kidney Pills put
new life in me and I feel like a new
"I am happy to state I have receiv
ed great and wonderful benefit from
Dodd's Kidney Pills. I would heartily
recommend all sufferers from Kidney
Trouble to give Dodd's Kidney Pills a
fair trial as I have every reason to
believe it would never be regretted."
Dodd's Kidney Pills make you feel
like a new man or woman because
they cure the Kidneys. Cured kid
neys mean pure blood and pure blood
means bounding health and energy in
every part of the body.
. A Sweet Voice.
The loud voice, the boisterous
laugh, the noisy behavior, emanating
from the pretty, tastefully dressed
woman, are unmistakable evidence of
an inner vulgarity, unsuspected were
she merely judged by her appearance.
Insincerity, too is nearly always be
trayed by the voice. It even more
than the eyes, is the interpreter of
the heart. The face may deceive the
the observer by its masque, but the
voice rarely. If the speaker lack sin
cerity, heart good-will, though the
words be fair and all that is correct,
there is that in the voice that betrays
the lack, some flatness or unrespons
iveness that "reverbs the bollowness
It is not the physical defect in the
voice for this, though regrettable, is
not the fault of the possessor that
mars it, so much as the lack of the
moral quality, if one may be permitt
ed the expression.
Coin for the Bride.
In Holland when a girl is betrothed,
it is the custom to place a money box,
often in the form of a china pig,
which must be broken before its con
tents can be taken out, on the hall
table, or some other conspicuous
place, and every one who calls is ex
pected to drop a coin into it, which
goes to help in furnishing the young
couple's house. If the sum put in is
a large one a paper is generally at
tached to it with the name of the
given written on it. It is really a
more sensible arrangement than that
by which a mass of often useless
presents is bestowed on a bride.
Bengal is Productive.
Bengal is the most populous and
productive province of all Brtish In
dia. Woman's chief foolishness consists
in not demanding a higher standard
in the man of her choice.
Works with Himself First.
It is a mistake to assume that phy
sicians are always skeptical as to the
curative properties of anything else
Indeed, the best doctors are those
who seek to heal with as little use
of drugs as possible and by the use
of correct food and drink. A physi
cian writes from Calif, to tell how he
made a well man of himself with
"Before I came from Europe, where
I was born," he says, "it was my cus
tom to take coffee with milk (cafe au
lait) with my morning meal, a smail
cup (cafe noir) after my dinner and
two or three additional small cups at
my club during the evening.
"In time nervous symptoms devel
oped, with pains in the cardiac region,
and accompanied by great depression
of spirits, despondency in brief, "the
blues!" I at first tried medicines,
bat got no relief and at last realized
that all my troubles were caused by
coffee. I thereupon quit its use forth
with, substituting English Breakfast
"The tea seemed to help me at first,
but in time the old distressing symp
toms returned, and I quit it also, and
tried to use milk for my table bev
erage. This I was compelled however
to abandon speedily, for, while it re
lieved the nervousness somewnat, it
brought on constipation. Then by a
happy inspiration I was led to try the
Postum Food Coffee. This was some
months ago and I still use it. I am
no longer nervous, nor do I suffer
from the pains about the heart, while
my 'blues' have left me and life is
bright to me once more. I know that
leaving off coffee and using Postum
healed me, and I make it a rule to
advise my patients to use it" Name
given by Postum Co., Battle Creek
i here's a reason.
THE NEWS IN NEBRASKA,
STATE FAIR MADE MONEY.
Board Will Have Balance of $12,000
With a balance of $12,000 to $14,000
In the treasury when they were ex
pecting not more than $6,000 or $7,
000, the members of the board of man
agers of the state fair are feeling un
usually jubilant The board held its
usual meeting for the allowance of
claims and after all those which have
been presented were paid the balance
sheet showed there was $14,758.67 re
maining. This will be reduced some
what by belated bills and in order to
allow for all possible items the fore
going general estimate has been
The members who were present at
the meeting were almost incredible
when Secretary Bassett announced
the result of his figuring. Chairman
Rudge shook bis head and insisted on
going over the figures again. After
the members had been convinced of
the correctness of the figures a broad
smile spread over their features. Im
mediately after the close of the fair
it was estimated that the balance
would be between $5,000 and $7,000.
The following statement shows the
receipts and expenditures of the fair:
On hand, January 1, 1903 $13,640.41
General Admission 13.4SS.30
Quarter Stretch 433.23
concessions R.I 33.33
Stalls ami Pens 1.123.00
Speed Kntries l.SGfi.OO
Camping Permit 2.30
Miscellaneous Sources 363.10
State Apropriation 3,000.00
1? vnnn (1 i t ii rai
UA'Vllll( tin r.-.
Warrants to Sent 12.S21.933.9S
Claims audited and
This is said to be the best showing
ever made by the board at the close
of the fair. It is more remarkable
as some of the members of the board
had spent considerable time on the
two rainy days figuring the amount
of the deficit and wondering how they
could raise money enough to pay out.
At the beginning of the fair the
board was just about even with the
world in all departments. Because of
the fact that there was no balance in
the treasury the members of the board
were fearful of a deficit.
STATE OF NEBRASKA
WINS ONCE MORE
The state of Nebraska has again
won a victory in the interior depart
ment in the matter of the Boyd coun
ty lands which have been claimed by
squatters. The state has now won
repeated victories in the department
of the interior and one decisive vic
tory in the state courts, after repeat
ed attempts by the squatters to se
cure title through the legislature and
the state board of educational lands
and funds. A former board, or the
majority of it, including Attorney
General Prout and Secretary of State
Marsh, once voted to deed the land to
the squatters, but Land Commissioner
Follmer declined to attach his signa
ture and as a result the property was
saved to the state.
Land Commissioner H. M. Eaton
has received notice of a ruling on the
last appeal case taken by the squat
ters to the department of the interior.
The appeal was filed there by G. W.
McCright. The point raised by Mc
Cright was that a former state land
commissioner had made a choice of
lieu lands in Cherry county and that
the state laid claim to the land he
occupies subsequent to the date of the
settlement thereon by him.
The interior department now holds
that the state had the right to make
its choice of the lands set apart for
that purpose and that the prior oc
cupation of the land by McCright did
not defeat that right.
TRIES TO EXTERMINATE FAMILY.
Drink-Crazed Man Assaults Wife and
BEATRICE Crazed from drink
Harm Huls. a German living about
two miles north of town, knocked his
wife down with a club and dragged
her about the yard by the hair of
the head. He then attempted to kill
his five children. The older ones es
caned. but he struck his 18-months-o'd
child over the head, injuring it
se-i'Misly. Two men happened to be
passing the Huls place when the craz
ed min was eneaed in his brutal
work and prevented his from making
a further attack. He was arrested.
Adjudged a Dipsomaniac
YORK Ora Tucker, who has been
a prominent figure upon the streets
of this city for the past year, was
taken before the board of insanity and
found by them to be a dipsomaniac,
and was taken to the asylum for
A Joke That May Cost Life.
NORFOLK Harry Curtis, a farm
hand near Elgin, lies near death, one
side paralyzed, his skull fractured and
his scalp gashed, as the result of too
much joking. Hhis physicians give
no hope for Curtis recovery. Curtis
began badgering and hectoring Ross
Knott, a younger man. Knott lost
patience, seized a neckyoke and
brought the weapon down with ter
rific force on Crutis' head.
Kills Two Horses and Tow Mules.
PLATTSMODTH During a heavy
electrical storm which passed over
this portion of Cass county the light
ning struck and killed two horses and
two mules for Joe Tubbs, who resides
about one-half mile yest of "Mynard.
Grand Jury for Polk.
OSCEOLA The first grand jury for
Polk county called for a number of
years was ordered by Judge B. F.
Good. It will convene about the 1st
OVER THE STATE.
Robert E. Recroft has been appoint
ed postmaster at Newport, Rock
W. T. Snavely, employed as a Bur
lington section hand at Falls City, lost
his left hand under the wheels of a
Fremont schools opened with a large
enrollment The high school numbers
170. The exact figures cannot be
learned from the other schools.
The 11-year-old son of Jacob Bra
neimeier, living in Boyd county, re
ceived possibly fatal injuries as the
result of a runaway accident on the
The State bank of Bladen, Webster
county, was chartered by Secretary
Royce of the state banking board.
The capital stock of the new institu
tion is $15,000, paid up.
Miss Bertha Stotenberg, a domestic
employed at the home of Fireman
Wood of the Northwestern at Norfolk,
was very nearly burned to death as
the result of lighting a gasoline stove.
Work was begun Saturday on the
new four-story hotel that is to be built
at Alliance by C. L. Drake of Guern
sey, Wyo. It is proposed to make
this one of the best hotels in the
Passenger train No. 7, southbound,
on the Omaha road, ran over and kill
ed an unidentified man about four
miles west of Tekamah. The man ap
peared to be a working man, about 38
Word received by Schuyler parties
states that the Thirtieth infantry, Uni
ted States regulars, who will make a
practice march through the state,
will go into camp there for two days
Phelan & Shirley of Omaha, it is
reported, have been awarded contracts
for excavating three divisions of the
thirty-four-mile?, government irrigation
canal at Glendive, Mont., at a con
tract price of about $357,000.
A conference of German Lutheran
ministers was held at the church
southeast of Tecumseh last week.
Nearly 100 ministers from over the
state were in attendance and the ses
sions were filled with interest
The jury in the Haddix-Butler case
brought in a verdict of murder in
the second degree at Broken Bow.
Sentence will not be passed until At
torney Sullivan of the defense has
presented arguments for a new trial
Peter Barber, a single man, who had
worked on the farm of John Burger,
seven miles north of Auburn, for some
months, committed suicide. He was
of an emotional nature and frequently
threatened to put an end to his exist
ence. Much new lumber is being sold at
Wood River every day and taken Into
the country, where the farmers are
building granaries, barns and resi
dences. This has been the busiest
building season ever known in that
part of the state.
The $7,000 city hall refunding bonds
of West Point have been sold to the
Bankers Reserve Life Insurance com
pany of Omaha at a premium of
$112.70. The bid of this company was
the highest received. The new bonds
bear interest at 4& per cent.
Governor Mickey honored a requisi
tion for the return to Adair county.
Missouri, of J. N. Hatfield, wanted for
forging a note. Hatfield is in jail at
McCook and Sheriff Curry of Adair
county went there for him as soon as
the requisition was honored
Washington dispatch: Fifty-five
men, under command of First Lieuten
ant Laurence P. Butler of the signal
corps, with camp equipage, have left
by the Pennsylvania and Rock Island
for Fort Omaha. This is the begin
ning of the big post, as it is known in
army affairs, for the signal corps.
Michael Caulley, for thirty-nine
years a resident of Fremont, was fa
tally gored by a vicious cow and died
a few minutes later from his injuries.
Mr. Caulley. who is 80 years old, was
leading his cow out to pasture near
the round house and passed a cow
staked out which belonged to Amos
Christen sen. The Christenscn cow at
tacked him. tossed him several times
ou her horns, and trampled him.
Ralph Clair, a young section hand
on the Northwestern lies at the point
of death at Winnetoon. as the result of
the wheels of a handcar running over
his head, splitting the skull wide open.
When the car passed over Clair's head
it was derailed and upset and the four
other men riding on it were thrown
into a ditch. The car was rolling rap
idly down a grade when Clair slipped
and fell forward, striking the rails
John Rankin of Fremont, a teamster,
fell off a load of coal and sustained
injuries which will probably result fa
tally. He was coming up the street
when the axle broke, dropping the rear
end of the wagon nearly to the pave
ment. Rankin was thrown from his
seat to the pavement, striking on his
face, and taken up unconscious and
carried to the hospital.
The town of Nehling, eight miles
south of Oakland, on the Great North
ern railroad, has been laid out and
contains ninety-nine lots. Material is
on the ground and work will be com
menced at once on the building to be
occupied by the bank, already incor
porated Paris Shumard was seriously injur
ed while playing ball at Hoag. He
was at bat when the pitcher delivered
a ball which struck Shumard on the
left jaw, badly fracturing it and ren
dering him unconscious for a short
time. He was taken to Beatrice for
With his left hand completely sev
ered under the keen edge of a plow
his whole body bruised from tip tc
toe, and internally injured, the 10
year old son of Jacob Bruniemeier
near Butte, may die as the result ol
a runaway accident in the field.
A local company has been formed at
Louisville, with H. E. Pankonin presi
dent and William Thomas secretary,
for the purpose of prospecting for
coal, strong evidence of which, has
been found on the farms of Amos
Kieser and George Jackman, three
mils west of town- Work will begin
at once. '
How Rlght.of.Way Nan Won at
Dobey'e Crossroad Putting a
Different Light on Thing
CoL Bonder Scheme.
vCol. Bender was trying to get a
railroad across a certain southern
state and he found a great deal of
opposition to it at Dobey's Crossroads.
He went up there to speak and be
went on to tell the audience how much
they would be benefited by the line,
and all that, but his remarks were
coldly received. When he had fin
ished speaking the man who evidently
controlled the situation came to him
"Kurnel, I'm sorry, but I can't agree
with you about that railroad. I've
heard that they was great hands to
"Yes, they do kill oft a few hawgs,
I believe," admitted the colonel, "but
those are always promptly paid for,
and then there are other offsets."
"Some you didn't speak about?"
"Yes. There will be "a depot here
at the Crossroads."
"The only loafing place any of you
fellers have got now is the store, and
you've shown up there so often that
the Interest is all gone. There'll be a
Nation Fare Beat When Dealing
Openly and With No Ulterior
Motive Story That Emanate
from Portsmouth. N. H.
Admiral Mead, at a dinner in Ports
mouth, N. H., praised frankness in in
"The nations that are honorable and
open with one another, like man to
man," he- said, "get along best. For
in diplomacy, as in every-day affairs,
trickery is only met with trickery,
and ill feeling is the inevitable re
sult." He smiled.
"It is like the two linemen." he
said, "who tried to best the tavern
keeper. "These two men, meeting on a hot
afternoon in a street that blazed with
August sunshine, agreed to retire to
the cool blue gloom of a neighboring
tavern for a awhile.
The entered the tavern, and each
drank a ginger ale. Then, smiling to
himself, the first lineman laid on the
bar a twenty-dollar note.
" Must take it out o' that.' he said.
"The tavern-keeper frowned.
"'Nothin' smaller?' he asked.
Gen. Fitzhugh Lee
An Apology and an Explanation
Thought Mr. Fitzhugh Was a
Man He Once Knew as a
Rascal The Awakenlntf.
One of the last times that the late
Gen. Fitzhugh Lea was in New York
he related the following at a private
dinner. He regarded it, he said, as
the most amusing incident of his
varied career. He called it "an Irish
"I was waiting at the depot at
Charlotte, N. C, one afternoon some
years ago for a train to Richmond,"
he said. "It was behind time, and not
caring to go back to the hotel I light
ed a cigar and paced up and down the
long platform. Among the waiting
passengers a diminutive Irishman,
with trousers touching the tops of his
shoes, a cutaway coat six inches too
long, and a litle old billycock hat,
particularly attracted my attention.
He was an unusual character, with the
style of whiskers known to the lads in
the army as 'sluggers.
"When I first saw him he was pac
ing up and down the platform with his
head bent slightly forward, eyeing i smack 'but I see yer not the man.' '
Sorcerers Are Exciting the Chinese
So-Called Witches Play Upon the
Superstitions of the People
Recalls Boxer Incident of
Says the Pekin and Tientsin Times:
"Sorcerers and witches are at present
preying on the superstitions of the
native population of Chefu. The im
posters are practicing a rather unique
method of securing a little gain while
at the same time making their victims
believe the latter are 'solid' with the
gods, to say nothing of escaping a
calamity which is only imaginary.
They have issued a tract which is be
ing widely distributed. It begins by
stating that Chang Tien Shi (the Bud
dhist ruler of heaven and earth) en
tered Pekin in the second moon of
this year (March). He made known
that nearly all the people of the coun
try would die. On the fifteenth day
of the seventh moon (Aug. 15) many
demons and spirits would go about
wailing and crying because of the
Ch'oukin pestilence (a disease of
which the main symptom is convul
sions), which was about to come on
How a Wise Maine
Trouble Enveloped Him but He
Was Quick to Hoodwink a
Surprised and Startled Gam
Warden A Bluff Made.
There are several ways to get out of
trouble. One is to bluff your way
through it. This was the method
taken once by a man who might have
belonged to the Maine legislature, or
might not. We won't say either, but
will infer that he was a Maine official
of some sort.
Everybody knows that Maine has a
"short lobster" law, and, with the per
versity of human nature, the Maine
man was very fond of short lobsters.
It happened that one day when he was
returning from a seashore town he be
thought himself of the family's needs,
and, "incog.," purchased a fine lot of
"shorts" from a fisherman who "need
ed the rioney."
Ladta with a basket of very lively
young lobsters, he boarded a train
upc which happened to be one of the
on Careless Hos
dozen trains a day over my road. You
can loaf down to each and every one
and stand there on one leg, with your
hands in your pockets and a chew of
tobacco in your mouth, and all the
passengers are going to look out of
the window and say to each other:
"'That's him that's Tom Coxon,
who run his mewl agin Joe Batter
son's hoss and beat him two lengths
in half a mile.'
"That's what they are going to say,
Tom, and you'll be proudly standing
there and taking it all in and knowing
you are a bigger man than the presi
dent, of the United States. That is. it
would have happened if you critters
hadn't got down on my railroad and
decided to vote agin it."
"Say, kurnel." replied Tom, after a
little thought, "I'm glad I came to you.
I'm glad you explained matters. You
have put a different light on things
and you go ahead with your old bull
gine and I'll have a talk with the boys
and see that every human one of 'em
votes for the bonds. What we all
want is a new loafin' place and what
I want is to hear somebody savin' that
I'm standin' up on a pinnacle and
bound to climb higher if the durned
limb don't break."
Be Devoid of Trickery
"'Nope,' said the lineman, 'nothin'.'
"'Then you'll have to pay me an
"And the landlord wiped the bar
with a rag furiously.
"It was now the second lineman's
turn to treat, and he ordered two
glasses of weiss beer. Then his com
panion nudged him and handed him
secretly the twenty-dollar bill. With a
grave face he laid it on the bar.
" 'What's this for?' said the landlord,
in a terrible voice.
" 'The weiss beer, Joe, said the line
"The landlord snatched up the note
and jerked his coat from a nail.
"'Tend store till I come back," he
said to an aged man seated by the
window, and he rushed forth.
"The linemen drank their weiss
beer in silence. As they finished it
the landlord returned. He placed
$17.20 'in change on the bar.
"'How's this?' said the lineman.
This ain't right.'
" 'Sure,' said the landlord. 'Shure it
is, Hank. Ten cents for the weiss and
two seventy what you owed me from
Tells an Irish Story
me intently from under his shaggy
eyebrows. His hands were clasped
behind his back under the tails of his
coat, and with every step he took
he caused the coattails to beat a sort
of rhythmic time. He did not ap
proach nearer than ten feet, then
uould wheel quickly and retrace his
"Finally he emptied some tobacco
into a small black pipe, stuffed it in
with his thumb, and boldly approach
"'Would yez moind givin me a.
loight fer me pipe?'
"I knocked the ashes off my cigar
nd handed it to him. He jammed it
"own into the bowl of his pipe and
mlling away with a smacking of the
'ips that could be heard at the far
end of the platform, all the time glanc
ing sideways into my face with a quiz
zical expression, he exclaimed:
'"When I first saw yes' smack,
smack, smack 'I thought yez wor a
feller I yuster know when. I was
drivin a sutler's wagon out be Fort
Totten' smack, smack, smack. 'He
was a dam rascal smacK, smach.
"Those who see the tract should
take heed. If the reader makes one
copy of it he can escape this calamity;
if he makes ten copies and distributes
them he will save his family; twenty
copies will keep the pestilence from
his village; but if he fails to make
even one copy and publish it he will
surely die of hemorrhage. A good way
to prevent or cure the pestilence is to
make use of certain prescription. A
number of ingredients are then given,
of which orange peel and ginssng
seem to be the main ones. These in
gredients of the prescription are such
as are usually kept and sold by those
practicing scorcery or witchcraft.
"As the people are very supersti
tious the statements of the tract are
readily believed and followed. It is
reported that there isn't a native fam
ily in Chefu that hasn't received a
copy and the prescription is being
widely made use of; so somebody
must be reaping a harvest. This may
all seem amusing, but there is another
phase to the matter. During the Boxer
troubles similar tracts and rumors
were rife among the people and caused
a great deal of excitement."
Nan Got Out of It
game wardens. Within a mile of the
lobster owner's destination one of the
shellfish escaped from the basket and
crawled up the aisle. The game war
den dropped his whist hand and was
ready for business in an instant. As
the train slowed up the warden had
his man. With visions of a fine of so
many "plunks" a lobster, the official
gasped. Clearly, something must be
done. He resolved to identify himself.
"Do you know who I am?" he thun
dered, and was about to give his
name; then, realizing this would com
plicate matters, he shouted:
"Ira the Hon John Jimson Johnson
of the international fish hatcheries
commissir-i, wnd I'm taking these lob
ster cs xjri to Sebago lake to stock
And, before the train had on full
headway again, he stepped off, and it
was not until another ten miles had
passed that the puzzled warden really
made up his mind what a chump he'd
U. 3. SENATOR TOWNS
Credits Dean's Kidney Pills
Hon. Charles A. Towne, x-U. S.
Senator from Minnesota, brilliant or
ator, clever business man, brainy law
yer, whose national prominence made
him a formidable candidate for the
presidential nomination in 1904,
writes us the following:
am glad to en
dorse D o a n's
mended to me a
few months ago
when I was
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pains in the
back; was rest
less and lan
guid; had a dull headache and neu
ralgic pains in the limbs and was
otherwise distressed. A few boxes of
the pills effectually routed my ailment
and I am glad to acknowledge the
benefit I derived.
(Signed) CHARLES A. TOWNE.
Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo. X. Y.
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cents per box.
The happiest days of a woman's
life are the days of her courtship.
Poor thing! it is a blessing she can
look back and get what comfort she
can in the memory.
REMEDIES USED BY MILLIONS
Truth About the Popular "Proprietary
The recent campaign against the
use of proprietary medicines, conduct
ed in the columns of The Ladies
Home Journal and Collier's Weekly,
has evoked an answer from the Com
mittee on' Legislation of the Proprie
tary Association. The committee says:
"In considering the question raised
by recent attacks upon proprietary
medicines, every reasonable man will
admit that there is a wide and legiti
mate field for the manufacture and
sale of medicines already prepared
for general use and easily obtainable
at all times and everywhere. . . .
As a matter of fact these medicines
are not patented at all, and the popu
lar use of the word 'patent in connec
tion with them is a misnomer. Any
pharmacist will tell you that practi
cally the only 'patent' medicines in
use to-day are those which are manu
factured either by foreign or domestic
pharmaceutical houses, and which are
now almost exclusively dispensed by
physicians or designated by them in
"The medicines which are now the
subject of wholesale attack by Mr.
Bok and Editor Hapgood are the old
fashioned family remedies properly
described as 'proprietary medicines.'
They are the favorite remedies among
millions of people all over the coun
try; and, notwithstanding the con
stant effort of some physicians to cre
ate prejudice against them, no one
ever yet heard of any of the millions
of users of such remedies asking for
legislation or other action adverse to
Love is a human game, where
hearts and diamonds and clubs and
kings and queens and knaves and
even the deuce get jumbled in appall
In these days of frenzied advertis
ing, it is hard for all of us to tell the
real thing, and it naturally follows
that the safest way is to pin our
faith to those articles and products
which are backed and guaranteed by
the oldest and most reliable concerns.
The Pillsbury Company of Minne
apolis, with a world wide reputation
for BEST quality, guarantees to you
that In buying their ideal breakfast
food, "PHIsbury's VITOS the Meat of
tho Wheat," you actually purchase a
product which is free from impurities,
and at the same time a most economi
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the wheat kernel, sterilized, nothing
added, nothing taken away; no flavor
ing. no cooking, and a two pound pack
age will make you twelve pounds of
delicious white food. Figure the
economy of this.
If you are looking for the best, and
are willing to accept the statements
of the largest and most respected of
firms, whose products are the yard
stick by which all competitors meas
ure their lines, yon will not hesitate.
Ask your grocer to-day for "PHIs
bury's VITOS the Meat of the
Put up only in two pound air-tight
packages. Price 15 cents.
Platonic love is only Friendship in
di&guise, because it lacks the magnet
ism that in a moment forgets all bar
riers and leaves Love conscious of
iwSfe is nSiief for lnfemen
Mother Gray, a nurse in New York, dis
covered a pleasant herb remedy for women's
ills, called AUSTKALIAN-LEAF. It is tho
only certain monthly regulator. Cures
female weaknesses, Backache, Kidncv and
Urinary troubles. At all Drtitrijists or by
mailSOcts. Sample mailed FKEK. Address,
The Mother Gray Co., LelJoy, N. Y.
Many a girl has been sorely disap
pointed because a young man asked
hoi to marry him instead of asking
her to accompany him to the theater.
Smokers find Lewis' "Sinplo Binder'
straight 5c cigar better quality than most
10c brands. Lewis' Factory, Peoria, I1L
Many a man who has succeeded in
carving out a vast fortune for himself
would not be able to carve a boarding
Piso'sCure for Consumption is an infallible
medicinc lor coughs and colds. 2C. "W. Saucei
Ocean Grove, 2. J., Feb. 17, 1600.
Some men never make a mistake
because they never make a move.
A man seldom makes his
last if his father made it fist.
Two .is company and three
crowd at a genuine picnic.
It's a wise investment that knows,
its own par.
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