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Columbus Journal
By COLUMBUS JOURNAL Co.
COLUMBUS,
NEBRASKA.
General News
Senators Dolliver and Cullom stand
apart from the rest of the republican
members of the senate interstate com
merce committee on the railroad rate
question.
The brotherhood of American yoe
men decided to hold the next conclave
in Minneapolis. A movement to in
crease rates of insurance in the order
failed to pass.
Congressman Pino Guerra of Cuba
Is charged by the prosecuting judge
of San Juan y Martinez with the lead
ership of the Insurrectionary plotting
In that vicinity.
Gross earnings of the Atchison in
October are reported to have been
about $G,750,000. This amount would
exceed the gross earnings in the
month last year by $1,200,000.
The comptroller of the currency has
been advised that by order of the
board of directors the First National
bank of Leesville, La., has closed its
doors. No cause is assigned.
The battleship Virginia completed
her official tests in a four-hour endur
ance run down the coast, during which
she slightly exceeded her contract
speed of nineteen knots an hour.
General B. J. Viljoen is at El Paso,
Tex., negotiating for land near there
on which to found another colony for
the Boers who recently abandoned
their homes in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Rev. David Claibourne Garrett, rec
tor of the Church of the Redeemer
(Episcopal) of Chestnut Hill, Boston,
has received an invitation to become
rector of St. Peter's church of St
Louis.
A dispatch to a news agency from
Tokio says: "A message received from
Seoul states that the Marquis $to was
slightly injured by a stone thrown
by one of a party of disorderly Kor
eans Wednesday night."
Foreign Secretary Landsdowne, in
behalf of Great Britain, has accepted
President Roosevelt's invitation to
participate in the naval and military
display on the occasion of the James
town (Va.) exposition in 1907.
The British foreign office informed
the Associated Press that the porte.
refused to accede to the demands of
the powers, the naval demonstration
will proceed, the matter no wbeing in
the hands of the naval commanders.
Cephas Poindexter, the murdered of
Deputy Marshal Z. B. Wade, was
hanged at Rocky Mount, Va. When
taken to the scaffold he was asked if
lie had anything to say, and he re
plied. "They are hanging an innocent
man."
Thomas Taggart. chairman of the
democratic national committee, ap
pointed August Belmont of New York
as treasurer of the committee to suc
ceed George Foster Peabody, who re
signed, it is stated, on account of
sickness.
The appointment of M. Revoil, for
mer governor of Algiers, to represent
France at the Morrocan conference
has been decided upon. Mr. Revoil
conducted the negotiations leading up
to the Franco-German agreement in
the conference.
It was officially announced at Lon
don that Sir Henry Sanderson, perma
nent under-secret ary of the foreign of
fice since 1S94-. retires early next year,
and that he will be succeeded by Sir
Charles Hardinge, now British ambas
sador to Russia.
It is authoritatively announced in
Tokio that the embargo against Amer
icans who desire to visit Port Arthur
to investigate the conditions of their
properties abandoned owing to the
war, will be abandoned owing to the
war will b eremoved in a fortnight.
The report of the C. J. Devlin receiv
ers, appointed by the United States
district court in the bankruptcy pro
ceedings of the Kansas coal magnate
was made and showed: Total assets,
$4.956,94S; total liabilities, $4,592,208.
The contingent liabilities were esti
mated at $674.6:9, but their value has
not yet been fully determined.
A new limited passenger train be
tween Chicago and Los Angeles. Cal..
over the recently finished San Pedro
line will be established December 17.
The train which will be known as the
Los Angeles limited, will be operated
over the Chicago & Northwestern, Un
ion Pacific and the new San Pedro,
Los Angeles & Salt Lake railways.
Governor Joseph W. Folk of Mis
souri says: "A state primary law
should be enacted whereby nomina
tions for state, county and municipal
offices will be made by primary elec
tions held on the same day all over
the state by all political parties, with
the same number of voting places as
in a general election, and the expenses
paid in the same manner.
Secretary of the Treasury Shaw vis
ited the Florida state fair and address
ed 5.000 people.
Judgment was rendered at Sioux
City by Judge Gaynor of the district
court against some twenty Indians on
the Winnebago reservation in Nebras
ka, upon accounts.
Croceus. the world's champion trot
ting stallion, record $2:02, was sold
at auction in New York for $21,000 to
M. W. Savage of Minneapolis.
At Los Angeles. Cal., robbers broke
Into the local Japanese bank at 111
East Fifth street and took cash
amounting to $15,000.
Young Theodore Roosevelt, son of
the president, received a broken nose
in a football game.
The new police system established
by an American instructor. George
Jiminez, on lines similar to that in
operation in New York, went into ef
fect at Panama.
The centennial celebration of the
Christian church as founded by Alex
ander Campbell will be celebrated in
Pittsburg, Pa,, in October, 190.
The government of Ecuador has ac
cepted the invitation of Emperor Nich
olas to take part in the second peace
conference at The Tague.
NEBRASKA
TUCKER JURY LAW
IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
LINCOLN The supreme court has
held that the new Tucker jury law, af
fecting all counties outside of Doug
las, Lancaster and Gage, is unconsti
tutional and has denied the applica
tion of Governor Mickey for a man
damus to compel the canvassing
board of McPherson county to pro
ceed under the law in the preparation
of a jury list The governor acted on
the advice of the attorney general for
the purpose of testing the law, which
had been found to be so defective that
it could not be applied. The opinion
in the case will be filed later.
The main defect in the statute,
which was offered in the legislature
by Senator Tucker of Richardson
county, was the provision requiring
the division of the number of voters
by the number of precincts In the
county to obtain the quotient which
was to serve as the basis for the se
lection of names from a list. The
state legal department claimed that
in most instances this resulting quo
tient would be a fraction and that it
was physically impossible to use it in
picking out the names on the list.
Other features of the act were also
found to be inoperative because of
vagueness.
The invalidation of this act will
leave the counties affected free to re
sort to the old law in choosing juries.
Nebraska Loans Money.
LINCOLN Nebraska is loaning
much money in the east, according to
quarterly reports of the state banks
now being received by Secretary
Royse of the state banking depart
ment, iteports from 250 of the 565
banks of the state have been received
and it is evident that the total list of
deposits for the quarter will exceed
any quarter since the state banking
department has been in existence.
Many of the cities, counties and
school districts of the state are re
funding their bonded indebtedness at
a lower rate of interest
CITIZENS OF NEBRASKA
HELD IN LAND OF CZAR
LINCOLN Wealthy, respected and
happy, Mr. and Mrs. George Schmidt
of McCoolc decided to visit Russia,
the land of their birth. Now the fam
ily has been broken up by the Rus
sian police and the authorities refuse
to allow them to leave the land of
the czar.
They formerly lived in Lincoln and
were married in this city Today Mar
riage License Clerk Abbott received a
letter from Rev. Gustav L. Henkle
man of McCook, giving the details of
the trouble.
As soon as the two arrived in Rus
sia they were apprehended. Mrs.
Schmidt was sent to one colony and
the husband to another. The Rus
sians examined their marriage cer
tificate and took it from them.
Henkleman wanted a copy of the
marriage certificate and Abbott fur
nished it The minister will take the
matter up with the Russian embassy
in Washington. Both the prisoners
are American citizens. They have
several children.
Fremont Vets Among Dupes.
FREMONT Among the old soldier
declaratory statements canceled by the
United States land office at Grand Is
land were about eighteen or twenty
made by residents of Fremont They
were procured by a smooth "locating
agent," himself an old soldier, who
represented to them that actual re
moval to the land was not necessary,
that they could dispose of their relin
quishments, have credit for their
length of service and when they proved
up sell out at a good price. Most of
them paid the agent $10 to $15.
Buys Poison and Disappears.
LONG PINE Utterly disheartened
over a little domestic quarrel John
Kurtz, night foreman at the North
western shops and an old resident of
this place, disappeared from home and
had in his possession twenty grains of
strychnine capsules purchased pre
vious to his disappearance. With these,
it is thought he has ere this ended his
life.
Union Pacific Hurrying Work.
The Union Pacific has completed
getting the right-of-way for its line
up the North Platte valley. The land
is all secured and work is progressing
rapidly.
Trampled by Cattle.
NORFOLK U. T. Carl, a Wayne
county farmer living between Norfolk
and Hoskins, may die as the result of
an attack made upon him by a bunch
of cattle at his farm. He was tram
pled by the beasts.
Was An Old Ruling.
State Superintendent McBrien has
cleared up the mystery of the two
county superintendents-elect who were
said to have issued first grade certi
ficates to themselves. In one instance
It was a clerical error. In the other
he has learned that the county super
intendent issued himself a first grade
certificate, under an old ruling, which
has never been formally repealed. It
was rescinded July 1. The superin
tendent will give the official the advan
tage of the technicality and recognize
him as the legal head.
Kills Large Gray Eagle.
PLATTSMOUTH A large gray
eagle, measuring seven feet from the
tips of the wings, was killed by Harry
Wiles, while the young man was
hunting in the timber, the eagle at
tacked him.
Geneva School in Good Shape.
Governor Mickey has returned from
trip of inspection to the Girls In
dustrial school at Geneva. He ex
pressed his satisfaction with the man
agement of Miss McClellan, the superintendent
STATE NEWS
NEBRASKA BRIEFS
There is great demand for corn
huskers in Gage and other counties.
A number of cases of typhoid fever
are reported in the town of Callaway.
The corner stone of the new Con
gregational church at Aurora was laid
last week.
The Sarpy County Teachers asso
ciation will hold convention in Gretna
Saturday, December 9.
The present term of the district
court of Custer county has twenty di
vorce cases on its docket
Farmers have been having splendid
corn husking weather and they have
improved it to the fullest extent
The barn of W. H. Kennison of Ed
gar was destroyed by fire, with all
contents, including fifteen horses.
Loss, $15,000.
An independent telephone company,
known as the Johnson County Tele
phone company, has been organized
at Smartville.
Earl Sanford has been sentenced to
fifteen months in prison from Fre
mont for forgery. John Husky got a
year for burglary.
J. R. Huttemier, a young man 18
years of age, husked and cribbed 10G
bushels of corn in seven hours at his
home seven miles east of Beatrice.
An attempt to commit suicide by
Mrs. John P. Beard of York nearly
terminated successfully. She has been
mentally unbalanced for some time.
The local lodge of Knights of the
Maccabees has presented the city li
brary of Tecumseh with one hundred
volumes of standard works in fiction,
history and poetry.
Four coyotes were captured by two
Sutherland men and their hounds in
a few minutes the other day. The ani
mals have become very numerous and
their depredations have been exten
sive. A building permit was issued to i.
D. Foster of the Foster Grain com
pany of Lincoln for the construction
of an $8,000 elevator, with a 75,000
bushel capacity, at 1003 North Tenth
street.
Angry and chagrined Mrs. Cath
erine Curry of Lincoln dragged her
husband through the streets and
threw him at the door of the woman
he had been visiting. Curry was
bruised and his head was injured.
Harry Chambers, who deserted his
young wife at lork several weeks
ago, was brought back to face the
charges. He was found in Colorado in
the regular army, having enlisted, it
is supposed, in order to avoid arrest
Oscar Jacobson fell from a dray at
McCool and was instantly killed by
breaking his neck. He had jumped on
the drav to ride home and in attempt
ing to get off he in some way lost his
balance which icsulted in his acci
dental death.
The people of Butler county are
preparing to strike back at the Union
Pacific and the Burlington railroads
for the non-payment of taxes. These
companies are contesting the revenu
law and owe the county taxes for two
years amounting to $20,895.33.
Walter Applebee, a farmer living
near Pickrell, was arrested on a com
plaint sworn out by his wife, Mrs.
Bertha Applebee, charging him with
deserting her and her children. The
case was set for hearing December 4
in the county court of Gage county.
J. T. Elerbeck, a farmer living a
few miles southeast of Beatrice, has
purchased of W. E. Smith of Oketo,
Kas., Logan B., the head of Mr.
Smith's herd of hogs, for which he
paid a fancy price. The hog weighs
1,100 pounds when in sow condition.
The dead and mangled body of Earl
Stearns, an employee of the Beaver
City Mills, was found wound around
the shaft at the mill which is situated
a mile west of town. It is believed
that he had been dead for fifteen
minutes at least when his lifeless
body was discovered by the proprie
tor. While in a drunken condition near
the Omaha agency Samuel White, 19
years old, accidentally shot William
Walker, an aged Indian, with a re
volver, the ball penetrating below the
collar bone and coming out on the op
posite side between the second and
third ribs. Walker is in a critical
condition.
The tragic killing of a happy little
boy. playing with his father and
mother in a cornfield near Dorsey, is
reported. Roland Dean Pickering was
his name. His father and mother, be
cause of the scarcity of corn huskers,
were plucking corn. The little fellow
hid under the wagon and was caught
by the wheel and mashed to death.
Ten requests for teachers, one a
principal, is the record made by Peru
normal in one day last week. Presi
dent J. W. Crabtree says: "The
school regrets that there is no one to
recommend for these positions; those
having finisheJ the course have se
cured positions some time ago. and
students attending prefer not to leave
until their work is finished."
The jury commission appointed un
der the new jury law has selected 500
citizens of Cuming county from which
list the jurors for the terms of court
for next year will be drawn. Twenty
six names have been selected from
each voting precinct in the county.
The foundation for the new normal
library has been made, and work is
well under way. The appropriation of
$32,000 was made for this building by
the legislature last spring. The stu
dents are eagerly looking forward to
the completion of this building, for
the present library is crowded to its
utmost
Gotlieb Bockerman, aged 72 years,
was instantly killed by a switch en
gine in the yards of the Northwestern
road at Blair. Mr. Bockerman, who
is very deaf, was walking along the
track toward his home and was struck
on the forehead by the tender of the
engine.
In the district court at Fremont
Harry Hurley of Mason City, la., who
burglariously entered the Blatz beer
vault there, was sentenced to serve
one year and three months In the
state penitentiary. He is a one
armed individual, aged 25 years, and
his home is at Mason City, la.
Great Center of Russian Unrest
W7IIEM&
Kronstadt, the scene of a mutiny
of soldiers and sailors ic which hun
dreds were killed, is one of Russia's
principal naval stations and form a
separate administrative division of
the empire. The forts and batteries
are unsnally heavy, and made se espe
cially for the protection of St. Peters
burg. A revolt there would be a seri
ous menace to the czar. Not only
would St. Petersburg be at the mercy
of the mutineers but Peterhof Palace,
to the southward, could easily be seiz
ed. Kronstadt is situated on Kotlin
Island, thirty-one miles west of St.
Petersburg. The Island, which was
taken from the Swedes in 1703, forms
an elongated triangle seven miles long
by one mile in width. Its base is to
ward St. Petersburg. On one side of
the island is a shoal channel through
which only small vessels may pass,
while the channel south of the island
is the marine highway to the capital.
Heavy batteries defend the northern
entrance, while the southern passage
is dominated by Forts Alexander, Ris
bank, Peter the Great, Constantine.
Mentchikoff and Cronslott, all built of
granite and armed with guns of largo
caliber. Kronstadt has two harbors
EDUCATION NEEDED IN RUSSIA
First Requisite for Success of Popular
Government.
If popular government in Russia is
to meet with even moderate success
it will be necessary for that country
to put every dollar it can raise for a
good many years into educational fa
cilities. Of the 120,000,000 of people
in the empire 99,000,000 are unable to
read. According to official statistics
the number of persons in schools of
all grades in Russia is 1.350,000. It
takes a good deal of energy and strug
gle in America to keep our public af
fairs going as they should go and
many costly mistakes are made. Yet
in this country, with a population of
two-thirds that of Russia, we have
over 13,000,000 of our children and
young people in schools, ten times as
many as Russia-, and only 0,000.000 of
our people, ten per cent, are illiterate,
as compared with the 99,000,000, or ,0
per cent, of Russians. Nebraska
State Journal.
CHAMBERLAIN MAN OF REPOSE
English Statesman Quiet in Manner,
but Shrewd Observer.
Of Joseph Chamberlain a critic
says: "He is one of the most restful
men I have ever met. There is no
flurry or haste or bustle in his man
ner. He is what our grandfathers
would have called 'a dry stick.' His
voice in conversation has a quizzical
tone, his wit is dry, his manner is
that of a shrewd and somewhat bored
observer rather than that of an active
participant. He leans back in his
chair, sitting rather low, his hands
folded, his eyes studying those about
him with quiet, contemplative interest.
He never appears eager to make a
point in conversation, and one only be
comes aware of the quickness and
wakefulness of his mind by some
shrewd remark which brings general
conversation back to the point from
which it first set out, or to some def
inite conclusion.
In Training for High Position.
August Belmont III has begun his
business training just as his father
did. having gone to work in the bank
ing house of August Belmont & Co.
He is doing just such routine work as
always falls to the lot of the youngest
clerk in the establishment. The young
man is quiet and earnest in manner,
seeming intent on mastering whatever
Is brought to his notice. When he
shows that he has made good progress
he will be promoted to a junior part
nership, but for the next few years
life will be real and earnest for Au
gust III. Just as the first August Bel
mont trained the present head of the
house for the vast responsibilities he
was to assume, so the youngest Au
gust Belmont is to be trained for the
task which will be his when his father
lays down his work.
School for Backward Children.
Miss Olive Jones has established in
the heart of New York's swarming
east side a school for backward chil
dren. The children in each class will
be of practically the same age and will
have equal opportunities to learn. Miss
Jones hopes that one'of the great
causes of truancy will be remedied in
her school, children who have for any
reason got behind their mates and
have to join classes with the little fel
lows are made fun of and to avoid this
ridicule these backward big ones play
truant.
Beauty's Troubles.
It is one of the most difficult things
in the world for a girl to be happy if
beautiful. People are jealous of her;
women she has "cut out" and men
she has ignored both unknowingly,
perhaps say odious things of and to
her. The pleasure of ordinary social
intercourse is marred for her by the
other women's Inevitable distrust.
The man her best friend loves will
probably fall in love with poor Clor
inda, who doesn't care tuppence for
him. The World and His Wife.
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harbor, capable of accommodating
1.000 ships. During the winter season
part of the transportation, of freight to
St. Petersburg is effected on railways
built on the ice. The town has' a
population of about 65,000, but the in
dustries are chiefly in connection with
the government navy yards. It was
founded by Peter the Great in 1710,
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Man Unaware He Was
Up
Against Champion.
John Roberts, the English billiard
player, has just returned from a trip
to Australia. One day he was in a
small city on the big island, when a lo
cal player entered the billiard room
where Roberts was. The local man did
not know Roberts. Some of his friends
who did put up a joke on the Austral
ian. They whispered to their unsus
pecting champion that the stranger in
the corner was a very good player,
who might be able to give him a few
points. The provincial was nothin
loath and requested Roberts to nlav a
game oi wv with mm. Huberts replied
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handicap he said he would reserve the
right to fix that after he had seen the
local man play his first stroke. This
offer was considered a somewhat
strange one by the challenger, but he
accepted it and opened the game with
a miss. Roberts then said: "I will give
you 99," and proceeded to run out
with an unfinished break of 100.
THINKS FAIRY TALES DO HARM
English Duchess Would Have Children
Learn Lives of Great Men.
From London comes news that the
duchess of Somerset has ordered the
teacher of her village school no longer
to read fairy tales to the children.
The duchess explains her abhorrence
of myth and legend in these peremp
tory words: "I protest against filling
children's mimls with such nonsense
and such unpractical ideas. They
should be taught from their earlier
years, instead, the lives of the world's
great men. Julius Caesar, Dante. Na
poleon and Milton." Now. it is rather
unfortunate for the citation of great
men by the duchess that one of them,
the first Napoleon, is credited with the
cynical statement that "history is a fa
ble agreed upon." while the names of
Messrs. Dante and Milton are pre
served as the authors of great works
of imagination. And as for Julius Cae
sar, well, he was no novice at fairy
tales. The arbitrary duchess has no
little boy or girl of her own. Boston
Globe.
Meant to Be Complimentary.
At a reception given in Paris not
long ago by Lady Colebrook a French
municipal councilor wished to compli
ment an Englishwoman and her pretty
daughter. The mother wore a fawn
coiored gown, the girl being in pink.
"Milady." said the councilor, "your
lovely daughter might well be called
the pink of beauty." "An. monsieur,"
was the reply, "you are prone to flat
tery. I fear." "But no," said the
Frenchman, whose knowledge of Eng
lish is somewhat limited. "I speak but
the truth. Indeed, all must admit that
mademoiselle is the pink and you the
drab of beauty."
Fifty Years in Bed. '
A woman has died recently in Car
marthenshire, Scotland, to whom a
strange story attaches. Fifty years
ago, when she was twenty-four, she
fell in love with a man who won f-om
her a pledge to marry him. Her par
ents, however, disapproved of her
choice, the mother declaring that
sooner than permit her daughter to
ved the youth she would keep her in
bed all her life. Strange to say the
girl took to her bed at once, and
rever rose from it again, losing all
interest in the outside world.
Novelist's Widow in Poor Health.
Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson, who
has made her home in San Francisco
for several years, is in very poor
health and has gone to Lower Califor
nia to recuperate. Mrs. Stevenson has
identified 'herself with a literary co
terie in San Francisco and her home is
a sort of literary salon. She recently
completed a new edition of her hus
band's works in which she has sup
plied a large amount of new material
bearing upon the life of the disting
uished novelist.
churches specimens of Peter's work as
a carpenter are also enshrined. In the
matter of schools Kronstadt is fairly
well equipped, there being a school for
sailors, a naval academy and two
gymnasia. Two canals traverse Kron
stadt, whose streets are regular and
well paved, but all the houses, with
the exception of those owned by the
government, are chiefly of one story
only. The commerce of the town is
highly important.
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MEANS EXPANSION OF TRADE
Increased Output of Gold Will Have
Good Effect
Feast days and holidays. Sundays
and work days throughout 1905, each
will give the world over a million dol
lars of new gold. The mines of the
earth will yield this year $375,000,000
of gold. F. A. Vanderlip. the New
York banker, looks forward in the
near future to an annual average out
put of $400,0(10,000 of new gold for at
least a considerable number of years.
He does not think this startling yellow
flood will be a yellow peril to those
business relations which are based on
terms of money so as to cause any vi
tal derangement of affairs. But he
does think there is likely to follow
just what followed in the two former
periods of the world's history when
there was an extraordinary production
of gold added to the monetary stocks.
One of these periods followed the dis
covery of America when the treasures'
of Mexico and Peru were exploited.
The other was in the years following
the discovery of gold in California and
Australia. In each case a mighty im
pulse was given to the exploitation of
virgin fields of development. It is not
improbable that the next few years
will witness the expansion of the field
of commercial enterprises into new
iuaces. countries mat are commer
cially and industrially backward will
yield to this important influence. At
our hand is South America on one
side and China and Japan on another.
Beyond are Africa, the other Asiatic
countries, and eastern Europe. The
Yankee rapidly is awaking to their
commercial possibilities. If he will
have an influx of gold more than am
ple to sutsnin the credit operations for
! I,is (inmesl'- affairs he will Iouk to
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neficent uses, preventing it from ever
becoming a serious menace r busi
ness organizations. Chicago Tribune.
MICROPHONE IS THE LATEST
Brings London and Rome in Telephon
ic Communication.
Tete-a-tete between London and
Rome. 1.100 miles apart, is the latest
telephone revelation. Prof. Majorama
has invented the microphone for use
with the telephone, whereby experts
of London and Rome have already
held disjointed conversation. To es
tablish telephonic communication be
tween the two cities is said to be per
fectly simple, provided the connecting
wires are thick enough. It is merely
a question of money. In telephoning
long distances sections of wire are
used, which are effective for inter
mediate points, but perhaps not sub
stantial enough for the entire distance.
Failing the necessary .substitution of
thicker wires the alternative is the
use of the microphone, which makes it
possible to hear words transmitted
over the thinner wires. The longest
distance for effective telephoning from
London is at present to Marseilles, 800
miles distant
Could Not "Rattle" Schwab.
It takes a good deal to disturb the
mental equilibrium of Charles M.
Schwab, the steel magnate, and the
Clover club of Philadelphia realized
this ar its latest dinner. Mr. Schwab
was one of the guests and was down
for a speech. When he began his re
marks the club members started their
usual catcalls and interruptions, with
their accustomed object of disconcert
ing the peaker. Very few men are
able to withstand this assault, but Mr
Sch wall was leady. He was suave and
self-posessed throughout the ordeal,
and when the din became so great
that he could not be heard he calmly
turned to a neighbor on the platform
and started to tell his story. These
were new tactics for the Clover club,
and after a few trials the steel man
was permitted to complete his speech.
Shock to His Pride.
"A well known dramatic author told
me he once took a couple of friends
to a play of his own. ' says Frank
Drome. "He did riot mention to them
that he was the author. Their faces
as the play proceeded lengthened; it
did not seem to be their school of
comedy. At the end of the first act
they sprang to their feet. "Let's
chuck this rot," suggested one. "Let's
gc somewhere else," suggested the
other. The well known dramatist fol
lowed them out. He thinks the fault
must have been with the dinner.
Wants America to Found School.
Shaban Bey, a leader of the Alban
ian insurrection against Turkey, has
arrived in this country and will try to
interest the American hoard of foreign
missions in his psoject for a boy's
school in Albania. The sultan has set
a price u ua his head. Shaban has
been w-ounded several times in fights
vrith the hated Turkish soldiery. He
thinks that if the boy's school were es
tablished by the American board the
sultan would not dare interfere with it
for fear of offending this country.
CONVINCING EVIDENCE
That Dr. Williams Pink Pills WiH Cwr
Rheumatism.
' People can core themselves of a good
many common ailments at a very Binoll
cost if they go about it the right way,"
said Mr. Hoar, recently. "For instance,
1 have just cured myself of a very pain
ful disease. I might have begun to treat
it sooner, that's all the mistake I made
in the matter. But I found the root of
the difficulty and I picked out the right
remedy without the aid of & doctor.
"It was really ali in my blood. I first
felt a twinge in my left foot mid ankle
iu the middle of last Januurv, following
exposure to cold. I realized I had rheu
mutism and I knew that really conies
from 1k1 blood. Cold iinply develop.
it. Then my bunds and feet were cold
and clammy even in hot weather, and
numb a great part of the time. I cou
eluded that my blood was thin and poot
ami the circulation sluggish.
"After a time my feet and ankles
swelled so badly that I could only tio
my shoes half way un. Mv legs swelled
terribly mid I could walk" only a sliorl
distance before giving out completely
"When I read of the cures of nit kinds
of blood diea.-es. that had been effected
by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, 1 was con
vinced that they were jiva the reined v
for my case, mid so it proved. I could
see that they were benefiting mo before
I hud quite used up the first box. The
improvement was decidedly marked u.
ter I hud taken two boxes. " Three more
boxes restored my hands and feet and
legs to natural size and feeling and
then I stopped taking medicine and have
since been perfectlv well."
Mr. F. LeRoy Hoar lives at No. 13S
Constitution street. Bristol. R. I. Any
one can get convincing evidence that
Dr. "Williams' Pink Pills have cured
anaemia, rheumatism, erysipelas and
other serions diseases of the blond by
simply writing to the Dr. Williams
Medicine Co., Schenectady, N.Y.
Parisian Market Porters.
The porters of the. market place in
Paris carry, strapped on their backs,
great baskets full of garden produce.
Often one sees a man with a load of
cabbage that is bigger than himself.
Value of Private Cars.
A few years ago only men of great
fortune possessed private cars. Now
adays there are so many of these
palaces on wheels that their value is
estimated at $72,000,000.
Symbol of the Cross.
The symbol of the cross is used in
the religions of the aborigines of
North and South America, and by
the most ancient nations of Europe, as
well as by Christians.
River Rises Forty Feet.
The famous Tugela river, in South
Africa, is said on one occasion to Lave
risen forty feet during a single night,
owing to thunderstorms on the moun
tains. Old Mother Nature.
Nature is an endless combination
and repetition of a very few laws. She
hums the old well-known air through
innumerable variations. Emerson.
Idaho Joins.
Fraser, Idaho, Nov. 27th (Special)
Mrs. Martha J. Lee has given for pub
lication the following statement, con
cerning Oodd's Kidney Pills:
"I was down with Rheumatism
three times." she says, "and each
time Dodd's Kidney Pills helped me.
The last time they cured me. and now
I am able to get around and do all
my work, though I am fifty-eight, and
I can walk to Suiiday School every
Sunday. Before I took Dodd's Kidney
Pills I was so bad I could use neither
bend nor foot. I shall keep Dodd's
Pills on hand all the time."
Rheumatism is caused by Uric Acid
crystallizing in the muscles. Healthy
kidneys remove all Uric Acid from
the blood. Diseased Kidneys cannot
remove this Acid which collects in
the blood and poisons every vein and
artery. Dodd's Kidney Pills cure
Rheumatism by curing the Kidneys;
by healing and strengthening them.
so that they can rid the blood of all
impurities.
Valuable Pair of Scissors.
The German emperor not long back
received a pecular present a pair of
scissors, but so exquisitely made as to
be valued at nearly $."00. A steel
merchant was the giver. He had the
emperor's portrait and some celebrat
ed historical buildings engraved on
the scissors. The engraver is said to
have worked five years at his task.
The North Pole.
It is often said that, when the North
Pole is discovered there will be found
a Scotchman doing busineoJ. The
Highlander always ranked foremost
amongst the pioneers of the Ameri
can West. His Herculean strength
fitted him for frontier life, and to his
constant use of "porridge" for break
fast is attributed his splendid phy
sique. This generation can be as
brawny by eating Pillsbury's Vitos.
Wondrous Work of Tailor.
A countryman in Stoken Church.
England, says that he has worn the
same suit on Sundays and holidays for
forty-seven years. The wearer of this
wonderful old suit gives the tailor's
name, adding that it is good now and
that "not a stitch has given way,"
Mother Cray's Sweet Powders for Children.
Successfully used by Mother Gray, nurse
In the Children's Homo in New York, euro
Constipation, Feverishness, Bad Stomach,
Teething Disorders, move and regulato the
Bowels and Destroy Worms.Over 30,000 tes
timonials. At all Druggists, 25c. Sample
FREE. Address A. S. Olmsted, LeRoy.N.Y.
Saved Boy Three Times.
A custom-house officer at Yarmouth.
England, the other day saved the life
Df a boy who had got off a quay into
the sea. and found he was a boy whose
life he had saved in a similar manner
twice before.
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Tfce Kiad Tea Bm Ahnja BoafU.
Strong Japanese Intoxicant.
Sakl. the Japanese spirit, is stronger
than any drink known to us.
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