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Columbus Journal
By COLUMBUS JOURNAL Co.
COLUMBUS,
NEBRASKA.
General News
Robbers entered the bank at Pleas
tint Plains, near Springfield, 111., and
pecured $S00. They escaped on a hand
car. v
Sir Arthur Nicolson, the British am
bassador at Madrid, succeeds Sir
Charles Hardings as ambassador to
Great Britain to Russia.
The municipal council of Havana
appropriated $5,000 toward the fund
for the International automobile races
to be held there in February.
Two Angora goats have been ship
ped from San Jose, Cal., to Vladivo
stok. As far as known this is the first
hipment of Angoras to Eastern Asia.
James B. Oliver, president of the Ol
iver Iron and Steel company, died af
ter a four days' illness from pneumo
nia at Pittsburg, Pa. He was 61 years
of age.
The safe in the postoffice at Piggott,
Ark., was found blown open and two
registered letters and $300 in cash
were missing. The building was bad
ly damaged by the explosion.
Four Berlin banks, the Deutsche,
Dresdner, Schaaffhausen and National,
intend to organize a bank for doing
business in Turkey and Egypt with its
bead offices in Berlin.
A board of regents of the Univer
city of California has just concluded
the purchase of Bancroft library. The
purchase price was $250,000. Of this
amount H. H. Bancroft donated $100,
000. The Society of Arts, London, lias
awarded a silver medal to Robert P.
Porter of New York for his paper on
the London electric railway, read at
the session of the society held in 1904
and 1905.
For the first time in his regn of
nearly forty years. King Charles was
unable to open the Roumanian par
liament in person. He was too indis
posed to attend the speech from the
throne was read by the premier.
The dead body of Charles Cheshire,
a land dealer, has been found six miles
west of Tishmingo, I. T., with the
throat cut from ear to ear, a bullet
hole in the left cheek and knife
wounds. There is no clue to the mur
derer. President Roosevelt has approved
the sentence of Captain Alga P. Berry,
Twenty-ninth infantry, who, by two
courts-martial, was condemned to dis
missal from the army on charges of
conduct unbecoming an officer and a
gentleman.
Consigning his personal property to
his principal creditors, John H. Cro
ney, a stock broker, committed sui
cide at his farm near Cascade, III., by
banging himself to a rafter in his barn
after drinking carbolic acid and
strychnine.
Dr. Daniel Shepherdson died at Hon
olulu. He formerly was an assistant
of President Harper of the University
of Chicago and also assistant pastor
of the First Baptist church ot t'lat
city. He had been at Honolulu since
last September.
In a collision between a. freight and
passenger train on the Boston &
Maine railroad near Wayland station,
Mass., a child was killed the engineer
of the passenger train received prob
ably fatal injuries and several persons
were seriously hurt
From a field of forty-two contest
ants, William J. Hale of Yale won the
individual championship of the Inter
collegiate Cross-Country Association
of Amateur Athletes of America over
the Travers Island course of almost
six miles in New York.
A terrific blowout of gas has occur
red in the Humble oil field in Texas,
tearing a hole in the earth 100 feet in
diameter. A derrick and machinery
bouse tumbled into the opening and
the escaping gas gives the disturbance
a volcanic appearance.
A dispatch from Newfoundland re
ceived at Charlottetown, P. K I., says
the steamer Chamberlain, bound from
that city for Newfoundalnd ports,
foundered in Fortune bay with all
hands during the recent gale. The
steamer carried four men.
The attorney general of the United
States has appointed Edward B.
Crow, Charles Nagal and Chester H.
Krum as special assistants to the at
torney general to assist in conducting
proceedings' against the Terminal Rail
road association of St Louis et al.
This is commonly known as the St
Louis bridge case.
The annual report of Director Rob
erts of the United States mint bureau
shows that the domestic coinage for
the year amounted to $91,172,729 and
to 152,422,302 pieces. The coinage
for the Philippine islands was 29,390,
626 pieces; for Panama 6,435,000
.pieces; for Costa Rica, 450,000 pieces,
'and for San Salvador, 400,000 pieces.
Total coinage, 189.907,827 pieces.
The boiler makers and ship build
ers' union is contemplating a general
strike in the United States and Canada
on May 1 for increased wages.
Ambassador Whitelaw Reid has con
tributed $500 to Queen Alexandra's
fund for the unemployed of London,
which now amounts to $400,000.
The steamer Corsica, for which
grave fears had been entertained, as
she had not been heard from in sev
eral days, has arrived at Ashland, Wis.
Thanksgiving day was celebrated in
London in the time-honored manner by
a reunion of leading Americans in the
grand banquet hall of the Hotel Cecil.
In St Petersburg the stars and
stripes floated from the American em
bassy in honor of Thanksgiving day.
Great excitement prevails in the
gold fields bordering on the Strait of
Magellan. Many companies have been
formed and there has been a great
opening of the fields and washeries.
Robbers wrecked the safe of the
Citizens National bank at Owl, L T.,
and escaped with over $3,000.
According to a decree of the pro
vincial council of Santiago de Cuba
the provinceNwill in future be called
the province of Oriente, instead of San
tiago de Cuba.
OFFICIAL ABSTRACT OF THE VOTE,
Caist at the Election in Nebraska., Nov. 7, 1905
Sup. Judge. Regents.
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KILLED BY A BURGLAR.
The
Girl Shot in Chicago Formerly
Lived in Nebraska.
LINCOLN Miss Maude Reese, wno
was shot by a burglar in her Chicago
flat was formerly a Nebraska girl.
Her father was the president of the
United Brethren college at York, and
Miss Reese had many friends in York
and in Lincoln.
Miss Reese, who was 25 years old
and a stenographer, was living in a
flat with her sister, a trained nurse.
The sister was out of the city at the
time of the tragedy, and Mrs. M. M.
Baumgartner was staying with Miss
Reese. Mrs. Baumgartner was tem
porarily blind from having her eyes
treated. When the two women en
tered the flat Tuesday evening they
heard sounds in another room. Miss
Reese told her friend to remain quiet
while she went to investigate. Mrs.
Baumgartner then heard the sound of
a struggle, heard the burglar threaten
to shoot the girl if she did not release
him, then a loud report, the fall of the
body and the swift steps of the man
as he ran to the window and jumped
out, leaving the silverware and other
valuables he had collected benind him.
The murderer has not yet been found.
The girl was shot through the heart.
Burglars Pay a Visit to a Bank.
GRAND ISLAND The state bank
of Chapman was entered at 2:30 in
the morning, the safe forced by dyna
mite and between $1,200 and $1,500
was taken. The burglars apparently
secured entrance through the front
door by use of skeleton keys. The
safe was badly wrecked and all the
cash was taken, but papers were not
disturbed. The robbers escaped.
BEET GROWERS DISSATISFIED.
Farmers Threaten to Turn Their At
tention to Other Crops.
M'COOK The dissatisfaction among
raisers of beets in this section is such
as to make it quite probable that the
industry will receive an ugly set-back
another year, unless better terms in
several respects are secured from the
factories, especially more liberality in
the matter of receiving beets at the
factory. Delay in taking them at the
factory at present is a great annoy
ance, inconvenience and loss to the
producers.
Hog Cholera at Grand Island.
GRAND ISLAND The ravages of
the disease of cholera has become
quite devastating among the herds of
swine in this county, many farmers
reporting the loss of over half of their
herds, and some as high as 80 per
cent Peter Tagge, a farmer in Cen
ter township, reports a loss of seven
teen out of twenty-four; A. Felske of
a more southern township, reports a
loss of thirty out of thirty-seven; J.
L. Johnson reports a loss of sixty;
Fred Scheel of the Island a loss or
ninety.
Dog in a Well.
PLATTSMOUTH A. B. Rockwell
of this county is the owner of a pet
dog which disappeared three moneas
ago. The animal was not a valuable
one, but was a household favorite. A
few days ago the children were play
ing In the timber near the Rockwell
premises and found an old unused
well, and at the bottom discovered the
missing dog. They were not long in
bringing It to the surface, and his dog
ship was alive, but a mere shadow.
He had lived ninety days without food
or water.
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NEBRASKA ELEVATOR MEN.
A Largely Attended Meeting Looked
For in January.
LINCOLN James Brady, of Al
bion, one of the ofHcers of the State
Co-Operative Elevator association,
who has been in the city, predicts
that the state meeting to be held in
Lincoln January 17 will be large and
enthusiastic. He stated that tnere
are now 135 co-operative companies
in the association and he looks to
see the membership considerably aug
mented because of the fact that many
of these concerns have been doing a
proGtable business recently.
In this connection, it is pointed out
that at the time the attorney general
filed his suit for an injunction against
the Nebraska Grain Dealers' associa
tion it was believed that the result
would be to Increase the number of
independent associations which had
been kept down because of the price
cutting tactics of the old line com
panies. Under the temporary injunc
tion secured by Attorney General
Brown that species of attack on the
new concerns would invoke the wrath
of the supreme court in the shape of
contempt proceedings, and there is, in
consequence, an absence of interfer
ence. Liesner Landed in Asylum.
NORFOLK Carl Liesner, the aged
fanner from Pierce county who so
nearly ended the life of S. H. Crippen,
the Plainview marshal, by running a
sword into the latter, was brought to
the state hospital for the insane here,
but was only placed in the institute
after a struggle, in which Sheriff
Jones of Pierce county, his deputy and
an attendant were almost overcome.
Strawberries in November.
TECUMSEH Kansas and Missouri
cannot make their boasts of being the
only states in the north to raise the
second crop of strawberries. G. W.
Crawford of Tecumseh raised a sec
ond crop, from which has been picked
several quarts for his own use the
past two weeks.
WASHINGTON Representative Ed
mund H. Hinshaw has requested the
president to appoint Samuel G. Phes
ant postmaster at Osceola, Neb., in
the place of H. H. Campbell, who re
signed on account of his election as
county Judge of Polk county.
Wealthy Farmer Suicides.
NEBRASKA CITY J. H. Meyer, a
wealthy farmer residing near Burr,
committed suicide by drinking car
bolic acid. He was forty-nine years
of age and leaves a widow and five
children. He was in ill health.
Laborer Killed by Engine.
MILLARD A man supposed to be
a farm laborer near here was struck
and instantly killed -by the engine of
train No. 10 on the Union Pacific
tracks, eastbound. It seems to have
been a caso of suicide.
Fairbanks May Visit Nebraska.
WASHINGTON. Vice President
Fairbanks, who called on the presi
dent, indicated to Represensative Hin
shaw of Nebraska that he would prob
ably accept an invitation extended to
him by. E. Benjamin Andrews, chan
cellor of the University of Nebraska,
to participate in the commencement
exercises of the university next June.
LOS ANGELES, Cal. Jack (Twin)
Sullivan was given the decision over
Mike Schreck of Chicago at the end of
the twentieth round tonight.
IS MADE SPEAKER
THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS AGAIN
SELECTS CANNON.
HIS SPEECH OF ACCEPTANCE
Returns Thanks for Honors Conferred
Refers to Forthcoming President's
Message and Touches on the Rebate
Law Question.
WASHINGTON The republican
members of the Fifty-ninth congress
met in caucus in the hall of the house
of representatives and renominated all
of the elective officers of the house
who served during the last session.
William P. Hepburn was again chosen
chairman of the caucus. The princi
pal feature of the evening was the
speech of Joseph C. Cannon, who was
for a second time unanimously chosen
for speaker. The nomination of Mr.
Cannon and his speech of acceptance
created hearty enthusiasm among the
republican members and his remarks
were generally approved. In accepting
the nomination, Mr. Cannon said:
"Gentlemen One year ago, after
full consideration, the people under
the lead of the republican party elect
ed its candidate for president and vice
presdent, continued a strong majority
in the senate and gave a republican
majority in the house of representa
tives of 112. The congress will be or
ganized on Monday next and will
promptly receive the annual message
from the president. 1 will not specu
late as to what may be the contents
of the message, I have no doubt it will
be both wise and patriotic in its rec
ommendations. "The cnanges in the methods of pro
duction and commerce so salutary and
beneficial, involving as they do the ex
traordinary use of combined capital,
emphasizes the necessity for prevent
ing agreements in restraint of trade,
and the regulation of commerce among
the states and with foreign nations.
The congress, within the limits of its
jurisdiction under the constitution, has
therefore enacted legislation touching
these subjects. In the fullness of time
it may be, under the law as it now is
and by the operation of competitive
forces, that matters of difference be
tween the corporations, the carrier, and
the people they serve, would be adjust
ed in justice to all.
"The consensus of opinion of the
people, however, is that congress has
the power by amendment to the law to
provide better remedies for real abuses
existing, so that the producer and con
sumer can find a more speedy and less
expensive remedy than we now have.
In this opinion I for one concur. T.e
burden is upon congress and our party
having power is primarily responsible.
Let us go forward. But it is our duty
to see that legislation is wise in the
premises, just to the corporation, just
to the carrier and to the people. We
cannot oppress one by foolish or un
just legislation without in the end
bringing disaster upon al'. We should
be especially careful to not unduly in
terfere with the operation of the com
petitive forces, for atter all, our very
civilization rests upon it; each indi
vidual living in the sweat ol his lace.
hustling to promote his own interest.
We may regulate commerce among
the states and as an incident thereto
we -may regulate the competitive
forces. We dare not destroy them."
The officers of the house were re
nominated as follows:
Clerk, Alexander McDowell. Penn
sylvania; sergeant at arms. Henry Cas
son, Wisconsin; doorkeeper, F. B.
Lyon, iew York; postmaster, Joseph
C. McEiroy. Ohio; chaplain, Rev.
Henry N. Couden, Michigan.
CAIN SHOWN BY
CIRCULATION STATEMENT
WASHINGTON The monthly cir
culation statement issued by the comp
troller of the currency shows that at
the close of business on November 30,
1905, the total amount of national
bank notes in circulation was $533,
329,258, an increase for the year of
$72,C50,1S2, and an increase for the
month cf 18,821,009. The amount of
circulation based on United States
bonds was $497,616,304, an increase for
the year of 63,668,798, and an in
crease for the month of $7,57S,49S.
The circulation secured by lawful mon
ey aggregated $35,712,954, an increase
for the year of $2,981,384 and an in
crease for the month of $1,242,511.
The amount of bonds on deposit to
secure circulating notes was $500,269,-
440, and to secure public deposits $65,
395,300.
Favors Joint Statehood.
ROSWELL, N. M. The Daily Rec
ord published an interview with the
newly appointed governor of New Mex
ico, Herbert J. Hagerman, who de
clares himself in favor of joint state
hood for New Mexico and Arizona, if
it can be secured on fair and equitable
terms.
Another Football Victim.
SALEM, Mass. Arthur W. FoFote,
a pupil of Phillips' grammar school
here, died from internal injuries sus
tained in a football game recently.
Foote was 13 years old.
Cannot Carry Sticks.
WARSAW. Governor General Skal
lon has issued a proclamation prohib
iting street processions or meetings
and the carrying of arms or heavy
sticks and ordering shops and houses
closed on demand by the police under
the penalty of a fine of $250 and three
months' imprisonment for disobedi
ence. The workmen in the factories
threatened to strike Monday in sup
port of the eight-hour day movement.
The local unions have sent delegates
to St. Petersburg to attend the con
gress of the union of unions.
Want Closer Inspection.
WASHINGTON. In order that sup
plies furnished the government under
contract may be submitted to a closer
personal inspection by commissioned
officers of the army, in accordance
with an order recently issued by Sec
retary Taft, as an outgrowth of the
developments at the Schuylkill ar
senal, additional quartermasters have
been assigned to duty at several of
the principal quartermasters' depots,
as assistants to the officers in charge.
pointed at San Francisco
OUR COUNTRY'S ILLITERACY.
One In Ten Citizens Over Ten Years
Old Cannot Write.
WASHINGTON According to a bul
letin issued by the census bureau,
about 106 persons' out of 1,000 in the
United States over 10 years old are
unable to write, which is equivalent
to about 1 in 10. Of the native white
population only 46 out of every 1,000,
or fewer than 1 in 20; of the foreign
born white, 128 out of every 1,000, and
of the negroes 445 out oi every 1,000
are illiterate.
International comparisons, restrict
ed as far as possible to corresponding
classes of the population, are on the
whole favorable to this country, indi
cating that in most European coun
tries illiteracy is much more prevalent
than it is here, although the United
States is still far behind Germany,
Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Switz
erland. There is also ground for satisfaction
in the statistical evidence that illiter
acy is steadily being, reduced. In
1890 the number of illiterates per 1,000
was 133 for the total population, 62 for
the native white population, 130 for
the foreign born whites and 156 for
negroes, Indians and Mongolians.
The female sex is shown to be more
illiterate than the male, the illiteracy
for females being 112 per 1,000, and
for males 101. But the contrast is
less marked than it was in 1890, when
the illiteracy for the two sexes was
144 and 123, respectively.
WEATHER BUREAUS
MONTHLY BULLETIN
WASHINGTON The weather bu
reau's monthly bulletin for November
summarizes crop conditions as fol
lows: While the Atlantic coast districts ex
perienced drouthy conditions and
heavy rains proved detrimental in the
west gulf states, the weather condi
tions during November, 1905, generally
were favorable for farming operations
in nearly all districts, being excep
tionally so in the central valleys. The
long continued drouth in California
was relieved by generous rains near
the close of the month, while a heavy
fall of snow occurred throughout the
northern Rocky mountain regions and
thence eastward to the upper lakes.
NINETEEN MEN DEAD.
Another Disastrous Explosion in Mine
No. 1 at Diamondville, Wyo.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. At 1 o'clock in
the morning an explosion of dust oc
curred in mine No. 1 of the Diamond
Coal and Coke company at Diamond
ville, Wyo., completely wrecking the
upper levels of the colliery and snuff
ing out the lives of nineteen men. It
was ten hours before the rescuers
were able to penetrate the mine to a
sufficient depth to reach the first man,
and not until 11 o'clock next day were
the fears of the relatives of the en
tombed miners confirmed when the
blackened and charred remains of
Robert Marshall were brought to the
surface. His body was burned into
an unrecognizable mass, and the only
method by which he was identified
was the brass mine check carried by
the victim.
CHANGE INAUGURATION DAY.
Committee Votes to Recommend Last
Thursday in Apr.il.
WASHINGTON The last Thursday
of April was decided upon at the
meeting of the committee on the pro
posed change of inauguration day as
the day to recommend to congress for
future presidential inaugurations. It
was decided that no action should be
taken on proposing a new date for the
assembling of congress. The vote was
unanimous.
The committee having the matter
under consideration consists of fifteen
residents of Washington and the gov
ernors of the states and territories.
Governor Lea of Delaware was the
only state executive present, though
letters commending a change in the
date of inauguration had been received
from all the remaining state and terri
torial governors.
PEOPLE OF MOSCOW LEAVING.
Panic Stricken, They Hurry to Get
Away.
ST. PETERSBURG Advices by
telephone from Moscow declare that
that city is in a state of panic and
that the better classes are hurrying
abroad. From 100 to 200 foreign pass
ports are being issued at Moscow
daily.
Mail advices from Warsaw say that
the number of arrests of political of
fenders is on the increase and that
the searching of premises by the po
lice is continuous. The political pris
oners are marched through the
streets, guarded by dragoons with
drawn swords.
From Tobolsk, in Western Siberia,
comes news of a preat procession to
the cemetery to show honor to the
memory of the exiled "Decembrists"
who are buried there.
President Fills Vacancies.
WASHINGTON The president has
made the following appointments in
Oregon :
To be United States' district attor
ney for the district of Oregon, Wil
liam C. Bristol, vice Francis C. Heney,
resigned.
To be register of the land office at
Ro?eburg, Benjamin L. Eddy of Tilla
mook, vice Joseph T. Bridges, removed.
To be receiver of public moneys at
Roseburg, James M. Lawrence of
Bend, vice James H. Booth, removed.
Demolishing the Fortifications.
FREDER'CKSHALD, Norway The
demolition of the frontier fortifica
tions in accordance with the trcaty
recently signed between Sweden anu
Norway is actively proceeding.
Promotion for Cowles.
WASHINGTON. Orders were re
f ceived at the navy department assign
ing Captain W. S. Cowles, who has
just completed his captain's cruise in
command of the Missouri, to special
dutv in the bureau of equipment
WATCH COMBINE
AGENTS OF INDEPENDENTS FILE
COMPLAINTS.
IT IS UNFAIR TO COMPETITORS
Work of the Life. Saving Service for
the Past Year Summed Up Pen
sion Clerks Promoted and Salaries
of Others Reduced.
WASHINGTON. Complaint was
filed with Third Assistant Postmaster
General Madden by attorneys repre
senting the independent watch manu
facturers and watch case makers and
wholesale dealers, headed by the W.
J. Johnson company of Pittsburg and
the Dueber-Hampton Watch company
of Canton, O., charging that the Key
stone Watch company and allied con
cerns, forming what is claimed to be
the watch trust, is enjoying the privil
ege of second-class rates in violation
of the law. Allegations are that the
Keystone publication refuses to pub
lish the advertisements of persons not
selling the product of the companies
forming the so-called trust, and that
they have broken advertising con
tracts with wholesale dealers when
such dealers were found to be hand
ling and selling anti-trust goods. The
complainants charge that the so-called
trust endeavors by coercive methods
to drive every dealer to the wall who
does not sell its goods and that it ap
points special agents in certain locali
ties to undersell dealers who have re
cused to handle its products.
Life Saving Service Report.
The work of the life saving service
for the last fiscal year is summed up
in a report of General Superintendent
Kimball to the secretary of the treas
ury, made public today. The life sav
ing crews saved and assisted in saving
464 imperilled vessels and their car
goes, besides affording assistance of
more or less importance to 677 other
vessels, including craft of all kinds.
making a total of 1.141 vessels in
which aid was furnished. In addi
tion, the report states S3 steamers and
S8 sailing vessels running into danger
were warned of their peril by the sig
nals of the patrol and lookout in time
to escape disaster. The saving of
many lives and much property is at
tributed to such warnings.
No less than 365 disasters to docu
mented vessels occurred during the
period stated. Involving the lives of
4.0S9 persons, of whom 27 were lost.
The estimated value or vessels and
cargoes so affected was $10,320,660,
of which $7,917,3S5 was saved.
Promotion for Pension Clerks.
Commissioner Warner made recom
mendations to Secretary Hitchcock for
the promotion of about 100 clerks in
the pension bureau and the reduction
in salary of about twenty-five others.
Tiie employes who are to be reduced
are generally old persons who are
claimed to be not so efficient as for
merly, and yet who have rendered
such faithful service that it is not con
sidered just to separate them from
the service. Several such- persons
have been drawing comparatively
high salaries. Many of them will be
placed on the $900 roll.
PRESIDENT M'CURDY IS
OUT OF THE MUTUAL LIFE
NEW YORK Richard A. McCurdy
has resigned as president of the Mu
tual Life Insurance company. His
resignation was accepted by the
board of trustees and Frederic Crom
well, treasurer of the Mutual, was
named as his temporary successor.
While no definite announcement was
made regarding the selection of a per
manent successor for Mr. McCurdy.
it was persistently stated that the
presidency had been offered to James
E. Eckle.?, who was secretary of the
treasury during the Cleveland admin
istration.
GRAIN RATE WAR POSSIBLE.
Milwaukee Road Starts the Movement
With a Cut.
CHICAGO The Record-Herald
says:
What promises to develop into one
of the greatest grain rate wars in
years was begun Friday when the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad
put into effect a through tariff on corn
between Missouri river points and
Liverpool of 28 cents from Kansas
City and 30 cents from Omaha.
As nearly as can be ascertained this
action was taken because of the dis
covery that the grain men who ship
via the gulf were engaged in a cam
paign to corral an enormous move
ment of grain through the gulf ports
it less than agreed rates. It is now
the intention of the St. Paul road to
do the same thing by way of the At
lantic ports. The eastern road3 have
igreed to accept their usual divisions
on. the St. Paul's rate and the 30.000.
000 bushels of corn which the road
has secured will move through Balti
more. NO HOPE FOR MRS. ROGERS NOW.
Governor Will Not Interfere With the
Execution.
WALDEN, Vt. Governor Charles J.
Bell when informed of the decision of
the supreme court of the United
States in the case of Mrs. Mary Rog
ers stated that he stood on the same
ground that he has maintained here
tofore in this case. He said: "I shall
not interfere in any way with the reg
ular arrangements for the execution
of Mrs. Rogers on the date set, De
cember 8.
Busch Purchases Mosaics.
BERLIN. Adolphus Busch has
bought the two mosaic picfires which
stood in the vestibule rl the German
art and industry exh''t at St. Louis,
and received a g" I prize, with the
intention of do?'" ng them to the pub
lic museum o' St. Louis. Each con
tains 3 o fragments of glass and
tpitv six artists were occupied six
--"ir.ths in making the pictures. A
Berlin firm made them up on a com
mission from Emperor William, ac
cording to sketches from the histori
cal nainter. Prof. Oetken
IN CONSTANT AGONY.
A West Virginian's Awful Distress
Through Kidney Troubles.
W. L. Jackson, merchant, of Park
ersburg, W. Va., says: "Driving about
In bad weather
brought kidney trou
bles on me, and I
suffered 20 years,
with sharp, cramp
ing pains In the back
and urinary disor
ders. I often had to
get up a dozen times
at night to urinate.
Retention set in, and
I was obliged to use
the catheter. I took to- my bed, and
the doctors failing to help, began using
Doan's Kidney Pills. The urine soon
came freely again, and the pain gradu
ally disappeared. I have been cured
eight years, and though over 70. am a
active as a boy."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box..
Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo. N. Y.
Noserings as Aid to Beauty.
In New Guinea the ladies wear nose
rings, piercing the nose in the same
way mat civilized women pierce the
ears.
MILK CRUST ON BABY.
Lost All His Hair Scratched Till
Blood Ran Grateful Mother
Tells of His Cure by Cuti-
cura for 75c
"When our baby boy was three
months old he had the milk crust very
badly on his head, so that all the hair
came out, and it itched so bad he
would scratch until the blood ran. I
got a cake of Cuticura Soap and a box
of Cuticura Ointment. I applied the
Cuticura and put a thin cap on his
head, and before I had used half of
the box it was entirely cured, his hair
commenced to grow out nicely again,
aa"d he has had no return of the trou
ble. (Signed) Mrs. IL P. Holmes,
Ashland, Or."
Convert Dogs into Lamb.
Stolen dogs are said to be sold in
Paris to butchers, who sell the meat,
particularly the hind legs, as "lamb."
FROM PLANT TO CIGAR.
Frank P. Lewis has recently returned
from a trip through the best tobacco sec
tions, looking over the growing Ileitis. He
noted tho best crops and engaged them,
and will po later to watch the curing and
packing of same. lie also, while there, ex
amined some of his lanre holdings of old to
bacco and found this to lio growing richer
in quality every day. The Lewis Single
Binder factory probably controls moro
fancy graded tolwicco than any other cigar
factory in the United States. Smokers of
Singlo'Binders have evidently learned this
fact which accounts for the ever increase
ing demand. In spite of the fact that tho
factory sends out no traveling salesman to
boom "its pood quality to tho trade, the
Singlo Binder Sales reached seven million
last year and will exceed eiirht million in
1903. The Singlo Binder sells itself. For
twentv-three months this factory has Veil
behind in its orders. Ucrald-Trunscripl.
Na Place for Her.
Mrs. Grundy is out of place any
where east of Suez. The extrava
gance and eccentricities of social life
would outrage her fabled dignity. No
one asks questions if you use a latch
key or play billiards on Sundays or
countenance the Macao lottery by tak
ing a $10 chance. They are not scan
dalized if you attend a wedding in a
Panama hat or a funeral in a white
suit. South China Post, Hongkong.
Eighteenth Century Earrings.
The eighteenth century saw the
glorification of the earriug. fashion
able beauties outvying each other with
the rarest and most beautiful jewels.
There is no doubt that the earring is
one of the prettiest feminine adore
ments and as such well deserves its
present popularity.
Worth More Than a Smile.
A generous stork visited a certain
home uptown and left a pair of babies.
A few days afterward the father and
? friend who congratulated him and
said: "I hear the Lord has smiled up
on you." "Indeed!" exclaimed the
proud parent; "He laughed aloud sir!"
A Lost Opportunity.
"Woman just dropped dead n the
bargain crush at the ribbon counter!'
cried the floorwalker excitedly. "How
inopportune!" exclaimed the head or
the firm. "Our undertaking depart
ment won't be open until next Mon
day!" Catholic Standard.
THE -COFFEE HEART.-
It Is
Dangerous as the Tobacco or
Whisky Heart.
"Coffee heart" Is common to many'
coffee users and is liable to send the
owner to his or her long home if the
drug is persisted in. You caa run 30
or 40 yards and find out if your heart
is troubled. A lady who was once a
victim of the "coffee heart" writes
from Oregon:
"I have been a habitual user of cof
fee all ray life and have suffered very
much in recent years from ailments'
which I became satisfied were directly
due to the poison in the beverage, such
as torpid liver and indigestion, which
in turn made my complexion blotchy
and muddy.
"Then my heart became affected. It
would beat most rapidly just after I
drank my coffee, and go below normal
as the coffee effect wore off. Some
times my pulse would go as high as
137 beats to the minute. My family
were greatly alarmed at my condition
and at last mother persuaded me to
begin the use of Postum Food Coffee.
"I gave up the old coffee entirely
and absolutely, and made Postum my
sole table beverage. This was six
months ago, and all my ills, the indi
gestion, inactive liver and rickety
heart action, have passed away, and
my complexion has become clear and
natural. The improvement set in
very soon after I made the change,
just as soon as the coffee poison had
time to work out of my system.
"My husband has also been greatly
benefited by the use of Postum, and
we find that a simple breakfast with
Postum Is as satisfying and mere
strengthening than the old heavier
meal we used to have with the other
kind of coffee." Name given by Postum
Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
There's a reason.- Read the little
book, "The Road to Wellville," in pkga.
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