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By COLUMBUS JOURNAL Co.
News in Brief
The pure food bill was introduced
by Senator Hepburn.
Senator Lodge introduced a maxi
mum and minimum tariff bill.
The National Ginners report indi
cates a total crop of 9,623,000 bales of
cotton, with 8,486,000 bales ginned up
to December 1.
The general electric company has
filed with the secretary of State at Al
bany, N. Y., a certificate of increase
of capital stock from $48,325,500 to
The Kalmakam of Yenidjo reports
that he has found in IakeYenidje the
bodies of forty-four Greeks and Bul
garians who were killed during the
A telegram has been received in
London from Saigon, French Indo
China, saying that an explosion had
taken place on board the British
steamer Carlisle in the harbor of Sai
gon. Henry Lund, Norwegian consul at
San Francisco, received a message
from his government authorizing him
to send to Roaid Amundsen, the Arc
tic explorer, whatever funds he might
The supreme court of California, in
the case of the Western Union Tele
graph company against the county of
San Joaquin, affirmed the decision de
claring the company's franchise as
sessable. Representative McNary of Massa
chusetts has introduced a bill provid
ing for the transfer of the frigate Con
stitution to Castle island, Boston har
bor, for use as a naval museum.
The foreign relations committee of
the senate met to consider the treaty
between the United States and Cuba
for the adjustment of title to the
ownership of the Isle of Pines.
Two granddaughters of Commodore
Charles Stewart, who commanded the
Constitution, sent a telegram to the
secretary of the navy protesting
against using the old frigate for a tar
get The correspondents of the London
Times at Sofia, Bulgaria, reports that
the Bulgarian chief, Tehernoeyeff, and
seven members of his band were found
drowned in Lake Dolran, in Mace
donia. Bostonians are still true to the
baked beans. Last year they spent on
their favorite diet $6,598,272. Accord
ing to wholesale dealers, 68,732 barrels
were consumed in tha period and the
demand is increasing.
Representative Bourke Cockran of
New York has introduced a joint reso
lution providing for an amendment of
the constitution which will make it
possible for members of the house to
be elected for four years.
Thieves entered the Church or St.
Lawrence, in the village of Cassilina,
Torro, Italy, and tried, with the aid of
chisels, to remove from a wall a beau
tiful bas relief representing the twelve
apostles, the work of Michael Angelo.
A bill prohibiting the use of the
money of insurance companies in fed
eral elections was introduced by Sena
tor Culberson. The offense is made
a felony, and punishment is fixed at
from two to twenty years' imprison
ment. Almost simultaneously, Martin and
George Hicks, brothers and members
of a well known family of Joliet, 111.,
met sudden death. One succumbed to
a hemorrhage and the other died from
shock over tho news of his brother's
The French senate after a long de
bate, adopted the bill for the separa
tion of church and state by a vote of
181 against 102. The vote was an
nounced amid enthusiastic scenes and
cries of "Long live the republic!" and
"Long live liberty!"
The conference of the Farmers Un
ion of America at Texarkana. Ark., de
cided by a large majority to form a
large organization. Discussion of the
advisability of establishing a national
newspaper organ took up much time,
but was not settled.
, C. Hanley. who has received a great
deal or public notice through connec
tions with farmers' co-operative
schemes, was indicted by the federal
grand jury at St. Paul. Minn., on a
charge of using the mails in further
ance of a scheme to defraud.
The bureau of insular affairs of
the war department has been advised
that the Philippine commission has de
cided that for five years more tho
Spanish language shall be the official
language of the courts of justice in
the Philippines, by the end of which
time the commission hopes to be able
to hare the English language adopted
In its stead.
The third International Congress of
American Republics will meet in Rio
de Janeiro, January 21, 1906.
Developments brought to light the
fact that two additional lives were lost
in the explosion in mine No. 1 at Dia
mondville. Wyo., making the tota"
Senator Bulkeley has introduced a
bill granting a pension of $100 a month
to the widow of the late Senator Haw
ley. Samuel P. Cohen, manager of the
new Montauk theater in Brooklyn, died
following an operation for cancer in
The president sent to the senate th
following nominations: Associate jus
tice of the supreme court of the Phil
ippines. James F. Tracy, New York;
Indian inspector. Frank C. Churchill
of New Hampshire; secretary of New
Mexico, James M. Raynolds of" New
The military secretary of the army
has been advised of the death at Gen
eva, Switzerland, of Brigadier General
Morris C. Foote, U. S. A., retired.
Very Rev. John B. Morris, vicar gen
eral of the diocese of Nashville, Tenn.,
lias been appointed domestic prelate to
pope, withthe title of monslgnor.
All Around Athlete.
Aid. W. Anker Simmons, of Henley
sn-Thames town council, has just ac
complished a remarkable feat near the
famous reach of the Thames at Hen
ley. He walked, ran, cycled, rowed
and then swam 200 yards all under
eight minutes. As Mr. Simmons is 48
years of age, the feat is all the more
Of Course He's Married.
There Is a certain fine looking man
in Atchison who does not amount to
anything. He dresses well, looks well,
bas a fine head of hair,, good health,
and every thing else desirable, ex
cept ability. We oflen wonder that
he isn't president but he has a hard
time holding a $12 a week job. Atch
Light Dumb-Bel Is Best
If you use dumb-bells, as the cus
tom of many is in these days of
strength and figures, don't have them
at all heavy; and the same applies
to the Indian clubs. It is not weight
but exercise of the muscles you want
light regular exercise not to over
do it one time and neglect it then for
a week. x
8nakes Easy to Ship. -Of
all the creatures to be seen at
zoological gardens, snakes are prob
ably the most easy to ship from one
country to another. Snakes take very
littl eroom, and throughout a long voy
age give not the least trouble. They
do not require to be fed, nor do they
require looking after in any other way.
A Lost Art
Somehow men and women do not
find time to practice the art of walk
ing. They are always resorting to
vehicles of some sort other than
"shoemakers' nags" and thus depriv
ing themselves of a most delightful
and health-giving exercise. Good
Suicide Among Jews.
For fifteen years no suicide of a
Jew was recorded in the seven great
districts that comprise the most pop
ulous part of central London. But of
late there have been several cases.
Dayton, Tenn., Dec. 11th (Special)
Among many prominent residents
to praise Dodd's Kidney Pills is Mr.
N. R. Roberts of this place. He tells
of what they have done for him, and
his words will go deep into the hearts
of all who are suffering in the same
way. He says:
"I was a martyr to Kidney Trouble,
but Dodd's Kidney Pills completely
cured me. I shall always keep them
on hand in case there should be any
return of the old trouble, but I am
thankful to say they did their work
so well there has not been the slight
est sign of my old complaint coming
back. The pain in my back used to
be terrible. If I got down I had a
hard Job to get straight again. But
my back is like a new one now and I
can stoop as much as I please. I don't
believe there ever was any medicine
half so good as Dodd's Kidney Pills."
Short, But to the Point.
Elizabeth R , when a small girl,
was a child of many and lengthy pray
ers. Each night she prayed and pray
ed for everything under the sun. One
evening as she and her small brother,
Tom, were getting ready for bed, Eli
zabeth said out loud her usual long
petition. The little boy listened much
impressed, until she had finished,
when he knelt down and prayed: "Oh
God, give me things, too!"
Women in the Armies.
Women, disguised as men, have oft
en served as soldiers. The following
inscription is on a tombstone in the
English town of Brighton: "In mem
ory of Phoebe Hassel; born 1713, died
1821, aged 108 years. She served for
many years as a private soldier in
many parts of Europe, and at the bat
tle of Fontehoy, fighting bravely, she
received a bayonet wound in the left
The bonanza kings were: James C.
Flood, A. S. O'Brien, John W. Mac
kay, and James G. Fair, four men of
Irish parentage, who acquired vast for
tunes from the gold and silver mines
on the Pacific coast They had vari
ous imitators and successors, who
shared the name, but these four men
were the "only original" bonanza
No Lack of Attention.
It was seven-year-old Tom's first
visit to the circus. He annoyed his
mother by persistent questions as to
what was coming next Finally she
said: "Keep your eyes open and you
will see for yourself." Huh!" said the
Indignant Tom., "I've been here half
an hour and I havent winked once
Battle of Bennington.
The battle of Bennington was fought
bout four miles from Bennington, Vt,
an a hill that rises from the Walloms
soick. Just within the New York state
line. Here, Aug. 16, 1877, Gen. Stark
defeated the intrenched forces of
Lieut Col. Col Baum of the Brunswick
Rats Terrify Hospital Inmates.
At Aeton, England recently, it was
officially stated that the nerses at the
public hospital were afraid to enter
some of the rooms on account of the
rats and that "the rodents terrified
the patients at night by sitting on
their beds." The matter was referred
to a committee "with power to act"
Annual "Mop" Fair.
Dating from mediaeval times, the
anaual StratfordonVon "Mop" fair
took place recently and eight oxen
and twelve pigs were roasted at open
fires in the streets in the presence of
a record gathering from all parts of
From the Rear Platform.
An Irish street car conductor call
ed out to the passengers standing in
the aisle: "Will thlm is front plaze
to move up, so that thim behind cn
take the places of thim in front, and
lave room for thlm who are aayther
in front or Behind?"
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Originator of the Tin Foil Smoker Pick
age. The man who has made Lewis
Siegie Biader Straight 5c Cigar famous
among smokers throughout the West.
Clothes Washed by Electricity.
Clothes washing by electricity,
without soap, is the idea of a Hun
garian. The stream of electrified
water Is claimed to remove all spots
and dirt, and the 300 garments held
by the machine are washed in less
than 15 minutes.
Ask Your Druggist for Allen's Foot-Ease.
"I tried ALLEN'S FOOT-EASE recent
Jy and have just bought another supply. It
has cured my corns, and the hot, burning
and itching sensation in my feet which was
almost unbearable, and I would not be with
out it now." Mrs. W. J. Walker, Ha-mUs-fr
N.J." Sold by all Druggists, 25c
Had Some Excuse.
"Is this man a maniac?" asked Mr.
Fordham, at North London Police
court on Saturday. "I don't know,"
was the reply of an applicant for a
summons, "but I understand he is
married." London Telegraph.
A GUARANTEED CURB FOR PIt.ES.
Itching. Blind. Hl-edlntr. Protruding I'lles. Drug
gists are authorized to refund money If VAZO
OINTMENT fall to cure la 6 to U da). 50c.
A cold had kept the boy in the
house he was fretful and wan and
weary. "What shall I bring you," his
mother asked, "from the great big
stores, my deary?" He looked at the
scattered toys around once held dear
and vaunted. "Oh, bring me some
thing," he petulant, cried, "that I
never knew I wanted." Kate M.
Cleary in The Sunday Magazine.
A New Mexico paper announces the
marriage of Miss S. M. Boots to E.
Barefoot He now has Boots, but she
has become Barefoot. Thus it is seen
that in entering into a marriage con
tract the v. oman is invariably the
loser. But there is no denying that
the match was one of an affinity of
soles. Los Angeles Times.
Two Masters to Be Served.
"Can a man serve two masters?" in
quired a visiting pastor of a deacon of
Trinity church. "He has to, some
times," confessed the deacon. "I think
not," said the pastor. "You have never
had boy twins at your house, have
you?" inquired the deacon softly, and
the pastor retired in discomfiture.
Why Japs Are Good Sailors.
A Japanese marine officer', kas ex
plained why Japan has such good sail
ors. Most of her coast vessels are
small, but there are a great many of
them and almost any man taken from
a fishing village has had enough ex
perience to enable him to become an
efficient sailor in a short time.
Water a Real Food.
Water is contained in all solid foods,
animal and vegetable. It forms the
greater part of all liquid foods. It is
found in all the secretions of the body,
as the bile and gastric juice. From
these, and many other facts, scien
tists say, we must conclude water to
be a real food.
Death to His Hopes.
A Kansas man called upon a young
woman the other night Of the Swed
ish man at the door he asked if the
lady was at home. On being informed
that she was, he inqiured, "Is she en
gaged?" and nearly fainted on receiv
ing the reply: "Yes, but ay tank he
no in town tonight"
Petty annoyances make good plumb
lines to determine the depth of your
A BRAIN WORKER.
Must Have the Kind of Food That
"I am a literary man whose nervous
energy is a great part of ray stock in
trade, and ordinarily I have little pa
tience with breakfast foods and the
extravagant claims made of them.
But I cannot withhold my acknowledg
ment of the debt that I owe to Grape
"I discovered long ago that the very
bulkiness of the ordinary diet was not
calculated to give one a clear head, the
power of sustained, accurate thinking.
I always felt heavy and sluggish in
mind as well as body after eating the
ordinary meal, which diverted the
blood from the braid to the digestive
"I tried foods easy of digestion, but
found them usually deficient In nutri
ment I experimented with many
breakfast foods and they, too, prove J
unsatisfactory, till I reached Grape
Nnts. And then the problem was
"Grape-Nuts agreed with me per
fectly from the beginning, satisfying
my hunger and supplying the nutri
ment that se many other prepared
"I had not been using it very long
before I found that I was turning out
aa unusual quantity and quality of
work. Continued use has demonstrat
ed to my entire satisfaction that
Grape-Nuts food contains all the ele
ments needed by the brain and nerv
ous system of the hard working public
writer." Name given by Postum Co,
Battle Creek. Mich.
There's a reason. Read the little
book. "The Road to Wellrllle." in okas.
HARTLEY BOND CASE
IN SUPREME COURT
LINCOLN -The supreme court af
firmed the decision of the Douglas
county district court in the case of the
state against the bondsmen of ex-
State Treasurer J. S. Bartley. F. N,
Prout, representing the state, was at
torney general and filed a bill of ex
ceptions which the supreme court has
quashed and refused to consider. This
Is the fifth trial of the case in the su
preme court, the decisions being al
ternately in favor of the state and the
defendants and invariably remanding
the case for a new trial.
The opinion was prepared by Com
missioner Duffie, concurred in by the
court, Chief Justice Holcomb not sit
ting. The syllabus of the case is as fol
lows: A bill of exceptions will be quashed
where it is not certified and identified
in such manner that this court may
know that it is the identical bill al
lowed by the trial court and the whole
The statute provides that a bill of
exceptions, where the original bill is
used, shall be attached to the tran
script of the record. Where this court
is presented with what purports to
be a bill of exceptions, contained in
two spearate and detached volumes,
neither of which are attached to the
transcript and but one volume of
which is certified by the clerk of the
district court and the contents of this
volume show that there was other im
portant and material evidence upon
which the decision of the case must
depend and there is nothing in the cer
tificates or in the record itself by
which this court can with any cer
tainty determine whether the volume
not certified or oterwise identified
contains the omitted evidence, the b.ll
will be quashed.
BOOM FOR LIVE STOCK SHOW.
Business Men Indicate Desire to Take
Hold of the Project.
OMAHA Fifty business men of
Omaha and South Omaha, including
the board of governors of the Knights
of Ak-Sar-Ben, the executive commit
tee of the Commercial club and live
stock commission men, met at the
Commercial club rooms and discussed
a live stock show for Omaha next
The concensus of opinion was that
Omaha can and ought to have a suc
cessful live stock show next fall or
winter. It was determined to hold an
other meeting soon to which the pub
lic will be invited, and at which the
question will be finally decided. A
committee was appointed to make a
study of conditions necessary to a
successful live stock show and to re
port at this meeting. It is probable
that members of the committee will
visit the live stock show which is to
be g'ven in Chicago, December 16 to
ON SCHOOL LANDS
LINCOLN State Treasurer Morten-
son said that during the past year
holders of school land contracts have
been paying the principal at the rate
of $1,500 a day, on the average. He
regards this fact as an indication that
the people living on such lands are
anxious to own their own homes, al
though the low rate of interest prevail
ing and the ease with which money
is secured plays a part The interest
on these contracts is 6 per cent, under
terms of the statutes.
TREASURY PAYMENTS HEAVY.
Mortenson Hands Out Two Million of
State Funds in Past Six Months.
LINCOLN The semi-annual report
of State Treasurer Mortensen to Gov
ernor Mickey shows that during the
six months from June 1 to November
29 the treasury paid out $2,008,810.35
of public moneys belonging to various
funds, while the receipts during that
period totalled ?l,725.17a.78. The dif
ference between the outgo and the In
come Is accounted for largely by the
fact that the permanent school fund
cash has been diminshed over $100,
000 in that time, together with the
payment during the period of the ex
traordinarily heavy temporary school
apportionments for June .
Falls and Breaks His Neck.
NEBRASKA CITY Fritz Radde,
aged 65 years, who has been a resi
dent of this city for the past twenty
years or more, fell into a cellar way
on the north of H. L. Hobien's store
and broke his neck, dying instantly.
Killed by Switch Engine.
OXFORD While working In the
Burlington yards. Joseph Eckman was
run over by a switch engine and sus
tained injuries from which he died.
Railroad Surveyors In Field.
NORFOLK Eastern Keya Paha
and Rock counties are aroused about
the prospects for a new railroad. It
Is supposed to be an independent com
pany building to the northwest It
will run in a northwesterly direction,
from Chambers. In Holt county, cross
ing the Northwestern at Newport,
thence to Cams and Sprlngvicw. A
rorps of surveyors Is In the field be
tween Newport and Carns. and mnny
regard the road as a certainty. The
immense hay business of these coun
ties will furnish a large traffic.
Temporary Fund Reaches $263,000.
The temporary school fund for De
cember apportionment amounts to
$263,000, in addition to which there is
$2,900 due to Hitchcock county from
the last apportionments, making the
total close to $266."00 for the entire
fund. Treasurer Morten pen will cer
tify to the state superintendent the
amount of the temporary fund avail
able for the Decemh-ir apportionment
and -the latter official will, within
twenty days, as provided in the stat
utes, distribute the money among the
fthool dlRtrfrts of the state.
Fred Ruh, of Beatrice, a boy 14
years of age, has ben declared incor
rigible and sentenced to the reform
school. The boy's parents are both
John Mangerson, a well known farm
er of Garfield township. Cuming
county, while repairing a windmill on
his farm fell from a height of twenty
feet, breaking his left leg.
George Mason, living near Charles
ton, York county, met with an accident
that nearly deprived him of his eye
sight. While shucking corn a part
ol a dry blade corn struck him in the
The state, through the farm depart
ment of the Soldier's Home at Grand
Island, is the loser by nearly fl.OOO
by hog cholera, 150 of the porkers of
the home farm, or half of the herd,
having succumbed to the disease.
The three children of Mr. and Mrs.
E. A. Ross of Chadron, succumbed to
scarlet fever within two days. Two
died within an hour of each other.
They were the entire family of Mr. and
Mrs. Ross. Mr. Ross is a locomotive
engineer on the Northwestern.
Adjutant General Culver has issued
an order selecting three expert riflmen
from the national guard of the state,
fifteen sharpshooters and twenty-two
marksmen. The order is a result of
the competitions of the past summer
when at the various shoots held over
the state, the men made tests of their
The employes of the Burlington at
Plattsmouth will commence on a nine
hour working schedule. This order
which affects over 700 men, will be in
force during the entire winter season.
The company is still employing many
new men at that point, and the fore
men report that there is a demnad for
an additional number.
Burglars attempted to rob Kuns'
general, merchandise store at McCool
Junction, and entered the rear of the
store. Mr. Harvey Kuns, one of the
owners of the store, returning quite
late from the country noticed a light.
went to the front of the store to make
an investigation and discovered four
men who immediately left
The man found dead alongside the
railroad tracks in Dodge county has
been identified from papers found on
his person as James White, a former
resident of Philadelphia. His rela
tives were notified by wire. He had
been a blacksmith by trade and, judg
ing from the papers on his person, had
been earning good wages. The cause
of his death is still unknown.
Attorney General Brown said that
the decision in the Tucker jury law
case has not affected the special stat
ute governing Lancaster, Douglas and
Gage counties. There has been some
speculation as to the effect of the in
validation of the new general act be
cause of the fact that the special stat
ute is not complete In itself, but re
fers to the measure governing the
state at large.
Governor Mickey has signified his
willingness to cummute the sentence
of Spencer Nyna, a colored convict
sent to the penitentiary on a charge of
assault. He was sent up for a year
and since then has showed the result
of a bad case of consumption. Rela
tives from Tennessee have promised
to come for him and when they ap
pear, the warden has been instructed
to let the man have his freedom.
Kansas City Dispatch: Z. A. Mac
kay of St Joseph and Miss Nellie
Mooney of Minden. Neb., came to Kan
sas City, after having eloped and be
ing married at St Joseph. Miss
Mooney left her home in Minden
Thursday, ostensibly to visit relatives.
She went to Hastings instead, where
Mr. Mackay met her and took her to
St. Joseph. Mrs. Mackay says she
eloped because she wanted to escape
the fuss of a big wedding later on.
Governor -Mickey said that he
would soon issue a statement of the
position he takes in regard to an extra
session or the legislature at this
time. Governor Mickey had not di
rectly intimated that he is opposed to
an extra session, but those who have
conversed with him think his attitude
to be against calling the members of
the legislature together now to per
form any task that was called to their
attention while they were in session.
Last week was the thirty-first anni
versary of the railroad to West Point
Trains commenced running on Decem
ber 3, 1875. In the Issue of the West
Point Republican, for that date coal
was quoted at $20 per ton. In an
other portion of the same paper it is
stated as a notable fact that eleven
loads of wheat were marketed in West
Point the day before. At this time five
Winnebago Indians were being tried
in Decatur for the murder of Oscar
Gunson, who was killed by Indians on
Plum Creek, a few miles north of
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Tillman, well
known citizens of south of West Point
celebrated their golden wedding last
week. They are aged, respectively, 81
and 79. and located In Nebraska
thirty-!rht years ago.
Sheriff Ilollistcr of Merrick county
passed thouzh Fremont with the five
men who were arrested at Lincoln for
complicity In the Chapman bank rob
bery. One of the bunch. John Bark,
vas recognized as a man who has heen
in that c'ty off and on for some time
ard who Ian yeir served a thirty-day
te-m In the county Jail as a vagrant
and Ju,sieIoui character.
Ben Herr. who lives some five miles
northeast of Table Rock, sold over
'00 bushels of apples from his orchard
this fall. Apples have not been a plen
tiful crop this year In southeastern
Nebraska and this Is the best yield yot
Following is the mortgage report for
Gage county for the month of Novem
ber: Number of farm mortgages filed.
6; amount $10,500;- number of farm
mortgages released, 22; amount $32.
226. Number of city mortgages ftd.
25; amount, $84,789; number of city
mortgages released, 29; amount $79,
Laborers In That Country Are Prac
Of labor conditions in South Ameri
ca, Frank Wiborg, author of "A Com
mercial Traveler in South America."
says: "Tho large planters of Ecuador
complain that they lose a part of their
crop every year through inability to
get sufficient laborers to harvest It As
la most tropical countries, the ques
tion of labor is most serious, for
among the lower classes the necessi
ties of life are so few and so easily
obtained that there Is little or nor
incentive for steady application. In
Ecuador the attempted solution of this
is the introduction of the same vicious
system which our government found
inforce In the Philippines and has
since been trying so desperately to
root out namely, peonage or debt
"To gain a hold on the laborer the
planter offers him a small loan which
he, with characteristic improvidence,
eagerly accepts, with the understand
ing that he is to enter the service of
the planter and pay back the debt lit
tle by little. Until it is paid he can
not enter the employ of any one else.
It is to the advantage of the planter
to keep the debt unpaid and it seldom
happens that a debt once contracted
in thi3 way is ever canceled. More
over, the debt always grows, for fines
are constantly checked against the la
borer's account if he misses a day or
breaks a tool until it actually results
that the longer he works the more
deeply he is in debt
"Then the various members of his
family are drawn into the employ of
the planter for the ostensible purpose
of helping to lift the debt and gradu
ally they, too, become bound body and
soul. The peons are not slaves; this
is vigorously asserted on all shies. But
they might almost as well be slaves,
for even if their bodies are not pur
chasable their debts are, and through
their debts their services, and a plant
er desiring the service of a certain
peon can get it by paying the peon's
present employer the amount of his in
debtedness. This transfer of debt and
service is a common practice."
CONGESTION IN GREAT CITIES.
Conditions Inevitably Must Force Peo
ple Back to the Land.
A statistician who has thought
long and deeply on the subject has
reached the conclusion that by the
beginning of the twenty-first century
the city of New York will have a
population of 15.000,000. This esti
mate is based upon the ratio of in
crease in the last half century. The
present population of the metropolis
Is 4,000,000, a great part of which is
not due to natural increase, but to
immigration. New York is congested
to a most uncomfortable decree with
only 4.000,000 inhabitants. With 15,
000,000 the congestion would be in
tolerable unless there were great ex
pansion of the city's limits. Long
before the beginning of the next cen
tury It is probable that the massing
of immense numbers of persons in
cities will be abandoned for econo
mic and sanitary reasons. Perhaps
man will have become wise enough
by that time to revert to the normal
condition of life which prevailed be
fore the rush to the cities began in
the nineteenth century. Baltimore
Of all the coal of every kind that
was mined in the United States last
year, Pennsylvania produced almost
half, or over 48 per cent. Of coke it
produced 63 per cent, of pig iron more
than 46 per cent, of steel over 5C per
cent, of steel rails 36 per cent, and of
structural Iron and steel more than S7
per cent. Putting all the steel, iron.
coal and coke into a huge mountain.
Pennsylvania's share would exceed 56
per cent, while all the rest of the
United States furnished but 44 per
These are the impressive dimensions
of this state's material wealth. In tho
value of railroad property Pennsyl
vania Is also far ahead of any othsr
commonwealth. There are so many
things In the way of natural resources
in which it leads that there can be no
doubt that for solid wealth the Key
stone state is the real backbone of the
Union. Philadelphia Press.
A Connemara Valley.
Sick little valley, meted out for sadness.
Bent thorns which rarely above your
Drown floods rke.
Brimming full your streams are. brim
mine full yot holding
Little joyous commerce with the sun
Sadly in the night-time the moon, be
sieged by shadows.
Over your bare boglands holds her pal
Scarce an evening flower lighting for her
Scarce a silvery ripple dancing for her
In your bareness finding. In your sad
Something strangely tender, strangely
near my heart.
Tet O little valley. little bog-fllled valey.
I who linger near you sigh and sigh to
Turning with reluctance, often I look
Seeing, feeling, counting what hath
Finding In your bareness, seeing In your
That which, having left you. And I
E. L.. in the London Outlook.
.The modern suffrage leader turned
to her meek little husband with a sus
"Henry," she snapped, "I believe
yon deceived me. I believe you have
been married before."
"W-what in the world put that In
your had?" gasped the frightened
"Why, you went through my pocket
with such rapidity. No one but a
man who had been married before
would know where to find his wife's
pocket the first night they were mar
First to See Mikado's Face.
Admiral Lord Charles Beresford
claims the distinction of belni- the
first European wro was allowed, bj
invitation, to tr-ze on the faco of the
Mikado of Japan. This was in 18CS.
Just What He Meant.
"That widow!! make a fool of hlrs
If he doesn't watch out."
"No. I have it on very go! author
ity that she Intends to marry him."
"That's what I mean."
' ' BBBW
AILING WOMEN. ' I
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'and how to cure
them. Mrs. W. G.
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Texas, says: "Back
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could hardly stand
Spells of dizziness "
and sick headache:
were frequent and
the action of the
kidneys was irregu
lar. Soon after I began taking Doan's
Kidney Pills I passed several gravel
stones. I got well and the trouble lias
not returned. My back is good and
strong and my general health better.
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-MUburn Co., Buffalo. N. Y.
Cause and Effect
Pessimism usually conies from
'bad liver." New York Times.
AN AWFUL SKIN HUMOR.
Covered Head, Neck and Shoulders
Suffered Agcny for Twenty-f.ve
Years Until Cured by
"For twenty-five years I suffered ag
ony from a terrible humor, complete
ly covering my head, neck and shoul
ders, discharging matter of such of
fensiveness to sight and smell that I
became an object of dread. I con
sulted the most able doctors far and
near, to no avail. Then I got Cuti
cura, and in a surprisingly short time
I was completely cured. For this I
thank Cuticura, and advise all those
suffering from skin humors to get it
and end their misery at once. S. P.
Keyes. 149 Congress Street, Boston,
Largest Theater Stage.
The largest theater stage in the
ftrorld is that of the Paris grand
jpera, which Is 100 feet wide by near
ly 200 feet deep and SO feet high.
Stats of Ohio. Citt or Toledo, f ..
Leo as Cocwtt. f "
Fkaxk J. Ciiksby makes oath that he ! settlor
fanner of the firm of F. J. Chkxky Co.. dulnz
usfnesa in tDe City of Toledo. County aid Staio
aforesaid, and that raid Ann win pay the um or
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cane of Catakbh that cannot be cured by tho use ut
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FKAXK J. CIIKNEV.
Sworn to before me and iubcrltrd in uiy prea
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Hall's Catarrh Care fs taken Internally and acta
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Sold bv all Pnnrctitts. 75c.
Take hall's Family rills for constipation.
The Man with a Career.
A man with a career can have no
time to waste upon his wife or his
friends he has to devote himself
wholly to his enemies. John Oliver
A Great Monarch.
Wealthier than any brother sover
eign; master of legions, which num
ber over a million; lord of more than
one-sixth of the surface of the globe,
with subjects of many colors and
races, amounting to over one hundred
and twenty million souls, the Car of
all the RusSias will not be invincible
until he adopts Pillsbury's Vltos
his regular breakfast diet.
The largest crab caught this sea
son was in the North sea. It meas
ured 2 feet 7 inches across.
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he puts in Defiance. He knows that
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package in large letters and figures
"16 ozs." Demand Defiance and save
much time and money and the annoy
ance of the iron sticking. Defiance
As a balm philosophy seems to be
suited to wounds that have healed
Piso's Cure cannot be too hitrhly spoken of as
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A pessimist doesn't enjoy life un
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