The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, June 24, 1908, Image 2

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Columbus Journal
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Secretary of War William H. Taft
was. nominated for the presidency on
the first ballot In the Republican con
vention at Chicago, receiving 702
-votes. Then, amid scenes of wild en
thusiasm, he was made the unanimous
choice of the convention. The major
ity report of the platform committee
was. adopted after a debate. For sec
ond place on the ticket Sherman of
New York moved prominently to the
Representative James S. Sherman
vsas. nominated for vice-president, on
the first ballot by the Republican na
tional convention. The convention
then adjourned and a sub-committee
of the national committee went to Cin
cinnati to consult Mr. Taft as to his
choice for national chairman.
For 43 minutes the delegates and
spectators In the Republican national
convention wildly cheered for Presi
dent Roosevelt. The vast throng In
the Coliseum was crazy with enthusi
asm and some people feared that the
threatened Roosevelt stampede was
about to take place. The demonstra
tion was started by Senator Lodge's
speech as permanent chairman. The
credentials committee reported, seat
ing all the Tart delegates, and the con
vention voted down the proposition to
ediice the representation of southern
states in future conventions.
t an all night session of the cre
dentials committee of the Republican
national convention 110 contests
brought by the "allies" were consid
ered, the decisions being in favor of
the Taft adherents. A sub committee
of the resolutions committee labored
over the platform, modifying many of
the planks. Gov. Cummins of Iowa
became the leading candidate for the
vico-presidentia! nomination, with
Fairbanks a close second.
Congressman John Sharp Williams
of Mississippi resigned the minority
leadership of the house of representa
tives, to take effect December 1 next,
saying it was for the good of the
Democratic party.
United State 5 Commissioner of Pen
sions Vespasian Warner suffered a
legal defeat in the litigation growing
out of the administration of his fa
ther's estate when the Illinois supreme
court handed down a decision sustain
.ing the contentions of his stepmother.
Mrs. Warner will receive about $500,
000 or one-fourth of the estate.
E. T. Bethel, convicted of spreading
sedition in Korea, was sentenced to
tfirec weeks' imprisonment.
dorge G. Metzgcr, one of the
vntlthicst men of Toledo and presi
dent uf ihe failed Broadway bank, was
ialictd by the grand jury on counts
charging him with embezzlement and
mlsapi Mention of funds.
By the will of Oliver IT. P. Belmont,
Mrs. Belmont is to receive all the real
and personal property and she is
named executrix of the estate. The
Talus cf the estate Is not given.
Scc-etary Taft's daughter won a
Pennsylvania scholarship in Bryn
President Roosevelt told the Dis
'trict of Columbia commissioners to
order all stray dogB In Washington
muzzled for 60 days.
President Roosevelt accepted the
resignation cf Secretary of War Taft,
tfj fake effect Juno 30, and announced
that he had "-elected Luke E. Wright
of Tennessee as Taft's successor. Mr.
"Wj-Igbt followed Mr. Taft as governor
oTlhc Philippines and was the first
American ambassador to Japan.
An explosion in a coal mine near
Monongahcla, Pa., resulted in the
death of three men, the probably fatal
injury of two others asd the entomb
ing of 15, many of whom were thought
.to be suffocated.
A jury found Carl FIscher-Hansen,
the New York lawyer, not guilty of
4lic charge of extorting $15,000 from
Joseph E. C'Bricn of Philadelphia.
The Capital City Savings bank of
Little Rock, Ark., conducted by ne
groes. Is in the hands of a receiver.
The thirty-second national saenger
fest of the North American Saenger
btind opened in Indianapolis, Ind.
The government's suit for injunc
tion against seven coal carrying rail
roads that Iraasittrt anthracite from
tlieir own mines was argued in Phila
delphia. Thrc men at Enid. Okla., accused
ofTynching a negro, were acquitted by
a iury.
Mrs. J. D. Tuthlll of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
sister of J. S. Pomeroy, cashier of the
Security National bank, Minneapolis,
committed suicide by jumping into
Lake Minnetouka at Breezy Point.
Mrs. Alary Stuart Coffin, the only
practicing woman lawyer in Detroit,
tlich., committer dulcidc by taking
The plant of tho Royal Coal Mine
company at Argeatlne. Pa., was de
stroyed by dynamite, the loss being
An attempt to assassinate Gen.
Piouart, French minister of war, was
made by a man --timed Bellanger.
The world's ceutonnial congress
held excrcUcs at the grave in Glens
Falls. X. T.. of William J. Clark,
founder of the temperance movement
in America.
3j Most Important Happen-
'S ings of the .World X
8 Told in Brief. 8
i According to th Iron & Steel
Trades Journal of Londo, American.
German and Russian syndicates are
about to form an international steel
trust with 150,000,000 capital.
Three national guardsmen of New
York were killed by a "flare back" in
one of the guns of Fort .Wadsworth
during 'the mimic war.
Twenty-three wrapping paper com
panies pleaded guilty, In New York, to
Indictments charging them with de
lating the" Sherman anti-trust act
Sweeping reductions In lumber
rates west of the Missouri river, and
approximately five per cenL reduction
in the advanced rates In the east, as
well as other changes In the tariff,
were ordered under decisions an
nounced by the interstate commerce
commission. 7,
Five unidentified Italians employed
by contractors on the Lackawanna
railroad cutoff at Lehigh on the
Pocono mountains, were killed by a
premature blasL
Twenty passengers were Injured,
one fatally, In an Interurban trolley
road collision near Bakertown, Pa.
Mrs. Mary Farmer was found guilty
at Watertown, N. Y., of the murder of
Mrs. Sarah Brennan, and was sen
tenced to be electrocuted.
Dr. Frank Stlrn of Cudahy, a suburb
of Milwaukee, was shot and probably
mortally wounded by a man named
Antony Kriz whom he had treated
The famous Summit house on the
top of Mount Washington was de
stroyed by fire.
Gen. Khoroshkin, commander of a
detachment of Cossacks stationed at
Vorkniskan. a town near Uralsk, was
Three members of the New York
National Guard were seriously injured
by the explosion of a powder charge
at Fort Wadsworth.
Fire destroyed the plant of the
Shelby Steel Tube company at Shelby,
O., owned by the United States Steel
corporation. Loss was $2,000,000.
Several persons were Injured, one
perhaps fatally, two houses and a half
dozen barns were destroyed by a
tornado which struck the eastern out
skirts of Sioux City.
Dominga Schiappa Pietra filed a
suit against the heirs of the late Leo
pold Pietra of Los Angeles, asking for
one-half of an estate valued at $2,500.
000, alleging that she is the common
law wife of Frederico Pietra, an Ital
ian immigrant, who laid a foundation
for the immense fortune.
As officers, carrying a warrant charg
ing him with misappropriation of the
funds of the Aberdeen (O.) Banking
company, were breaking down the
doors of his barricaded home to place
him under arrest, D. H. Fawcett, pres
ident of the bank, placed a revolver
to his bead and fired a bullet into his
Martin Finn of Salisbury, N. Y
was killed in his sleep by his wife,
who then took poison.
Mrs. A. L. Stairs of Sandy Creek,
W. Va., while temporarily insane
killed her two little children and herself.
Lazarus Levy, the 65-year-old head
of the banking firm of L. Levy & Co.,
was sued at New York by Susie A.
Merrill. 30 years his junior, for $100,
000 damages for breach of promise.
The federal grand jury at New
York found a third indictment against
Alfred H. Curtis, president, and
Charles W. Morse, vice-president Na
tional Bank of North America, charg
ing them with making false entries in
reports to the comptroller of the cur
rency and the misapplication of funds
for speculative purposes, amounting
to about $1,250,000.
The president of the Russian revo
lutionary republic was sentenced to 15
years at hard labor.
Three Black Hand members were
killed and a fourth wounded by a
wealthy Italian merchant of New Or
leans from whom they had attempted
to extort money.
The Cunarder Lusitania was stopped
for 20 minutes in the narrows at New
York because the great guns of Forts
Wadsworth and Hamilton were being
fired in the "war game."
The Democratic state convention of
Mississippi instructed the delegates to
vote first and last for the selection of
William J. Bryan as the presidential
Dr. W. F. King, for 40 years presi
dent of Cornell college at Mount Ver
non, la., resigned on account of ill
health. Prof. James Harlan was
chosen president
Four hundred feet of the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas railway embankment,
which served as a levee protecting St
Charles county (Mo.) farms from the
Missouri river, gave way and 4,000
acres of farm lands were inundated.
Miss Miriam Frances Bloomer,
daughter of James F. Bloomer of Cin
cinnati, drank poison by mistake in
New York and died.
Thomas Hagen, a marine, was killed
by a blow over the heart in a boxing
bout on the battleship Mississippi at
Two hundred lives were endangered
by an incendiary attempt to burn a
tenement house in New York.
Joseph Fangele, a wealthy merchant
and brewer of Gallitzin, Pa., commit
ted suicide.
Benjamin H. Richardson, known to
Harvard graduates as the bookseller
of Harvard Square, and the landlord
of President Roosevelt during bis en
tire college course, died, aged 76
State Senator James W. Milliken o".
Traverse City, Mich., died of apoplexy
on a New York Central train.
Dr. Thomas W. Small, chief surgeon
of the American line steamer St.
Louis, committed suicide in his cabin
on the steamer by shooting.
William Hamilton Young, manager
of the Washington office cf the West
ern Union Telegraph company, died
suddenly In Chicago.
Gilbert Wadsworth Barnard, welJ
known to the Masonic fraternity or
Chicago and the United States, died
at his residence in Chicago.
Charles Ray, a farmer living near
Jasper, Mo., was shot and killed by his
wife. Fannie Ray.
Louis Eppinger. manager of the
Grand hotel in Yokohama and one of
the best-known hotel men on the Pa
cific coast and in the Orient, is dead,
aged 77 years.
Contract With the Broom Company
Expires and Machinery of the Same
is Ordered Taken Out.
Convicts Now Idle.
Four hundred convicts In the Ne
braska penitentiary are Idle, a major
ity of the members of the Board of
Public Lands and Buildings having
voted not to permit the Lee Broom
and Duster company to have their
services longer at 50 cents day, the
contract price in effect for several
1 Warden Beemer was instructed to
collect the amount due from the com
pany, between $6,000 and $i,000, and
order the broom company to take out
its machinery.
Members of the board are united
that the price of 50 cents a day, when
the state furnishes buildings, heat
light and power, is too low. They de
mand 75 cents day, which Clinton R.
Lee of the broom company says he
will not pay.
I The contract under which the com
pany has been working has expired.
Under orders the convicts were locked
in tnelr cells. The company employs
273 men on full time and fifteen on
half time, which makes a revenue of
about $150 a day to the state. Some
years ago tje state said the contract
price was too low and refused to re
new a contract, when the broom com
pany moved out and started a factory
in the city. Later the board yielded.
Mr. Lee asserts the company will do
likewise again, while the board thinks
the charge demanded is moderate and
should be paid.
Publication of Amendments.
The submission of the two consti
tutional amendments passed by the
last legislature is going to cost the
state In the neighborhood of $15,00.
Secretary of State Junkin has received
proofs of the amendments from the
printers and will in a short time send
the copy out to the republican news
papers in the state. The amendments
will be printed only In republican
papers in each county In the state.
Inasmuch as there are two amend
ments they will be cut up where there
are as many as two republican papers
in a county. Tlfe amendments are al
most three times as long as the
amendment submitted at the last elec
tion, when $52.50 was paid each paper
in which It was published. It Is
figured this year the cost per paper
will be about $1C0. In Hamilton
county there is only one- republican
t paper and It will get both amend
ments provide for an enlarged supreme
court and for the investment of the
school fund In city, county and school
district securities.
Thompson Files Expense BUI.
Attorney General Thompson has
filed with the state auditor the ex
pense account of himself and L. E.
Wettling incidental to their trip to
New York to take depositions in the
express cases. Mr. Wettling went
along as an expert The total ex
penses of tae two amounted to $295.20,
Including railroad fare, berths, hotel
bills, street car fare and hacks.
Administrator for Horn Estate.
Joseph H. McCarthy, an attorney,
was made administrator of the estate
of Mrs. Horn, following the end of tho
fight over the w'll. The appointment
was made upon the request of two
sisters of the dead woman.
Daily Temperature Low, but Precipi
tation is Heavy.
The weather bulletin for the week
ending June 15. is as follows: The
week was cloudy and coal, with an
' excess of rain in nearly all parts of
the state.
The daily mean temperature was be
tween CO and 64 degrees, which Is six
to eight degrees below the normal.
' Friday was the warmest day, with a
maximum temperature generally
sltehtly above 80 degrees.
The rainfall was above the normal
In most of the state. It ranged from
one to three Inches, except in the ex
treme western counties, where it was
about, or somewhat more than half
an inch. Rain fell, as a rule. In a
large number of moderate showers
scattered through the week. At some
places some rain fell on each of the
seven days, wiile in most of the
state rain fell on five or six days. The
totil rainfall from April 1 to date is
generally decidedly above the normal.
The excess in the eastern counties
ranges from three to nine inches.
Section Director, Lincoln, Neb.
Nebraska Prohibitionists.
Prohibitionists of Nebraska in state
convention here indorsed the follow
ing state ticket to be voted for at the
state wide primary in September: Gov
ernor, R. R. Tcetir, Falls City; Lieut-
enant Governor, F. T. Lynch, Lincoln;
j Secretary of stale. II. F. Hockenburg
er, Columbus; Treasurer, C. G. Hral
burt, Utica; Land commissioner, Frank
Burt, Aurora; Auditor. C. II. Lindsay,
. Polk; School superintendent, Louise
Dewey, University Place; Attorney
1 general, J. H. Kretsinger, Beatrice;
! general, J. H. Kretsinger, Beatrice.
Prisoners to Fort Leavenworth.
Judge T. C. Muager received an or
der from Attorney General C. J. Bon
aparte directing him to send all pris
oners convicted In the Nebraska fed
eral courts to the federal prison at
Fort Leavenworth, Kas. For the last
two years federal prisoners have been
sent to the Nebraska penitentiary, the
state being paid for the keeping cf
such criminals, but the Nebraska
prison has become so crowded that it
seemed best to make a change. Pre
vious to two years ago the federal
p:lson at Sioux Falls, S. D., was used.
ef Greater or Leaser tmpor-
tance Over the State.
Rafts Pryor. county commissioner
of Bcone: county, died last week.
' Mrs. Welch and one of her children
was seriously burned by a gasoline
explosion at Boone.
Benjamin Roberts Is under arrest
at Alliance for forging a bank chec.
William Kay, who was injured by a
circular saw on the farm ofC. W.
Hagerman, near Filley, died from Tils
We publish a list of Omaha business
houses in another column. In writing
or calling on them please mention
this paper.
We publish a list of Omaha business
houses in another column. In writing
or calling on them please mention
this paper.
The Commercial club or Chester has
raised $1,000 which It is offering for
the erection of an auditorium suited
to the needs of the town.
The McCook junior state normal
school closed its opening, week with
the largest enrollment of any of the
junior normals in the state, 206.
Principal J. O. Lyne of the Culbert
son schools has resigned to accept the
prlncipalshlp of-the Mlnden schools,
for which post he has been elected.
McCook now has subscribed $30,000
of the $35,000 required for its Ma
sonic temple and opera house com
bined. A building committee has been
F. H. Abbott, now a regent of the
State university, has announced bis
candidacy for the office of railway
commissioner. He will oppose J. A.
Secretary of State Junkin has se
lected the newspapers In which he
will publish the constitutional amend
ments, and the copy will be sent them
about July 1.
Henry Grace and William Ayers,
the two men employed at the Kilpat
rick shops north of Beatrice, who were
badly burned in a gasoline explo
sion, are improving and it is believed
will recover.
A local body of the Nebraska Rail
way Protective association was formed
in McCook. The object of the asso
ciation is what its name implies, for
the protection of the interests of rail
way employes.
Arrangements are being made to
hold one cf the biggest fairs at Cul
bertson this fall that Hitchcock coun
ty has ever held. Spring wheat, corn,
sugar beets and potatoes are looking
fine throughout the county.
A Sioux Indian named Thompson
shot and killed himself on the Rose
bud reservation. The redman had
been accused of horse stealing and
an Indian policeman was after him
with a warrant for his arrest
Dr. A. T. Gatewood of Arapahoe has
announced his cand'dacy for the of
fice of secretary of state on the demo
cratic ticket He sent a notice to
the secretary of state, but it was not
in legal form and was not registered.
Georee Myers was arrested In Wy-
more Friday night as he was climb
ing out of a window in a shce store
with a sack full of shoes. Ho was
given a hearing and bound over to
the district court in the sum of $1,000.
The season for destructive storms
Is at hand. WIND and LIGHTNING
will destroy and damage buildings and
kill and maim stock in barns and
pastures. Protect yourself by insur
ing them in the Nebraska Mutual Ins.
Co., home office, 141 South Twelfth
street. Lincoln, Neb. Write us for
Michael Newell cf West Point, 111.,
en route to Lafayette. Colo., wandered
away from the depot at McCook, and
spent the nigbt and forenoon of the
following day tramping over the coun
try southeast of this city. A farmer
finally persuaded him to get into his
wagon and brought the old man to
The Sunday school convention held
at Fremont decided to hold its next
annual meeting at Kearney. There
were ever a thousand visitors In the
city for the meeting. Closing resolu
tions were passed just before ad
journment. By the adoption of them
the convention voted to set June 23
aside as anti-cigarette day.
Beautiful and Impressive were the
ceremonies which attended the un
veiling of the soldiers' monument at
Greenwood. Despite tha inclement
weather and bad roads a large crowd
was present to hear the address or
Congressman E. M. Pollard. Tho
local Grand Army of the Republic post
was assisted in the exercises by rep
resentatives from the posts at Asr
land, Waverly, Havelcck and L:nco.:.
The educational council of Nebraska
Wesleyan university last week closed
Its twelfth annual session. Reports
of the year's work as given by the
state officers and presidents cf local
counc Is showed a substantial growth
and interest. Due to the fact that
the memcrial building has been com
pleted, some appropriations during
the year were made for tho furnish
ings of the headquarters of the wom
an's Wesleyan educational council
Wind completely destroyed the out
buildings on the ranch of Arthur
Groves, seven miles north of Alliance.
Loss of life was prevented by the
families observing the stcrm in time
and seeking shelter in a potato cellar.
Haezl, the 11-year-old daughter of
C. M. Tribbett, from near Rockford,
had a narrow escape from drown ng.
The girl with her 13-year-cld brothe-.
Nelson, were playing en the banks cf
Mud creek, when she slipped and fe'l
Into tho deep water. She had sunk
twice, when the boy jumpec in ana
after considerable difficulty succeeded
in bringing the girl tc the shore.
Last winter the tardware store cf
E. L. Overton at Nebraska City, was
robbed and considerable cutlery was
stolen and also some mrney. Recently
a part of the stolen gcods were found
by some children who were playing
about a culvert In the southern part
of the city.
At the request of Congressman
Pollard, W. L. Spcon, United Stai-a
road expert arrived in Plattsmcu h
from Washington. The obejet cf h s
visit Is to examine the reads in that
and other portions of Nebraska
a view, if possible, to improve their
' condition.
A Pioneer ef Colorado and Nebraska.
Matthias Campbell, veteran of the
SUU War and two Indian wars, aad
a pioneer of Colo
rado, now living at
218 East Nebraska
street, Blair. Neb,,
says: "I had such
pains In my back
for a long time that
I could not turn In
bed, and at times
there was an almost
total stoppage of
the urine. My wife and I have both
ased Doan's Kidney Pills for what doc
tors diagnosed as advanced kidney
troubles, and both of us have been
completely cured."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. T.
He Then I am to understand that
you absolutely reject my offer?
' She There is really nothing else
for It
He Well, I think It very selfish of
you. Here, I've actually gone 'and
purchased a guide for our honeymoon.
Laundry work at home would be
much more satisfactory if the right
Starch were used. In order to get the
desired stiffness, it Is usually neces
sary to use so much starch that the
beauty and fineness of the fabric is
hidden behind a paste of varying
thickness, which -not only destroys the
appearance, but also affects the wear
ing quality of the goods. This trou
ble can be entirely overcome by using
Defiance Starch, as it can be applied
much more thinly because of its great
er strength than other makes.
What the Fox Really Said.
The fox that Aesop made looked
np at the grapes.
"Grapes soar!" hooted the old owl
far up in the vines.
"They may be." yawned tho fox, in
differently, "or they may be preserved
sweet by some chemical process. You
know the pure food laws are not as
strict as they might be. Anyway, 1
don't care for them because I am
afraid of appendicitis."
And sly Reynard darted away to en
joy the sport of a fox hunt
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach the dto
eased portion ot the ear. There is oniy one way to
cure deafness, and that Is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness la caused by an Inflamed condition of th
mucous lining ot the Eustachian Tube. When thin
tube Is Inflamed you have a rumbling sound or im
perfect hearing, and whea It to entirely closed. Deaf
ness is the result, and unless the Inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to Its normal condt
1103. hearing will be destroyed forever: nine cases
out of ten are caused by Catarrh, which b nothing
but an Inflamed condition ot the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any ease or
Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured
by Hall's Catarrh Cure Send for circulars, free.
V. J. CHEN'EV & CO.. Toledo. O.
Sold by Pruettfsts. 75c
TaVe Hall's Family Fills for constipation.
Days of Bohemia Ended.
Bohemia has ceased to exist in the
Paris Latin quarter, according to At
fred Capus. the playwright, who may
be regarded as an authority on the
point. In a lecture delivered on be
half of the "Maison d'Etudiants."
which Is to be the headquarters of
the General Association of Paris Stu
dents, he remarked: "We must not
be afraid to acknowledge that our stu
dents are no longer Bohemians."
People Talk About Good Things.
Twelve years ago few people knew of
ai,l r nronnmfinn sis. a I'mrrlpr for the
, Feet. To-day after the genuine merits of
' Allen's Foot-Ease have been told year after
year by grateful persons, it is imhspeti
able to millions, it is cleanly, whole
some, healing and antiseptic and gives
rest and comfort to tired aching feet.
It cures while you walk. Over 30.000
testimonials. Imitations pay the dealer
a larjrer prone otncnvise you wnuia nevei
be offered n substitute for Allen's Foot-
, Ease, the original foot powder. Ask for
Allen's ioot-JSase, ana sec twit you get u.
Canada's Extensive Fisheries.
The fisheries of Canada are the most
extensive of the world. The eastern
sea coast of the maritime provinces
from the Bay of Fundy to the Straits
of Belle Isle covers a distance of 5.600
miles, more than double that of Great
Britain and Ireland, and the salt wat
inshore area, not considering minor in
dentations nor the great lakes of the
west, covers more than 1,500 square
Sheer white goods, In fact, any fine
wash goods when new, owe much of
their attractiveness to the way they
are laundered, this being done in a
manner to enhance their textile beau
ty. Home laundering would be equal
ly satisfactory If proper attention was
given to starching, the first essential
beinrr cood Starch, which has sufficient
! strength to stiffen, without thickening
the goods. Try Defiance Starch and
you will be pleasantly surprised at the
improved appearance of your work.
Some Men's Luck.
His Wife This afternoon I called
on the family who recently moved
Into the flat across the hall."
Her Husband Well?
His Wife The man Is so deaf he
can hardly hear a word his wife says.
Her Husband It dees seem as
though some men have moro luck
than sense
Important to Mothers.
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA a safe and sure remedy for
intents and children, and see that u
Bears the
Signature of
! Tn TTsp For Over ttO Year3.
The Kind You Ha7e Always Uo'agai.
Jersey Legislation.
"That was a disgusting slap the gov
ernor took at our bills," said the New
Jersey legislator.
"Seemed to Irritate him as much as
mosquito bills," admitted the disgrun
tled colleague.
Uvis' Single Binder straight 5c cirptr
man of rich, mellow tobacco. Your deal
er or Lewis' Factory, Peoria. III.
Some farmers are smaller potatoes
than they raise.
S7b sFjO .
Fallieres Was an Indolent Yottng Law
yer Till Wife, Stuna by Sheers ef
Relatives, Planned Future
for Gifted Husband.
London. The recent visit to Eng
land of President Armand Fallieres of
France at a time when the public
hadn't ceased waeelne about the rise
of H. H. Asquith to the prime minis-
try and the amount of credit aue nis
tactful and friends-winning wife. Mar
got Tennant that was, have given the
active friends of the other sex re
newed room for boasting.
President Fallieres isn't a self-made
man. He lacks the Initiative, the en
ergy and the ambition for that some
times sorely miscarried process. Presi
dent Fallieres Is the product, so you
are told, of his ambitious and ener-;
getic wife, Mme. le Presldente.
Madame is all that the president of
the French republic is not, and It is
entirely through her desire to be re
venged upon certain sneering relatives
that her distinguished husband is not
to-day the mayor of the sleepy old
wnrlrf tnvn nf Nerao. in Gasconv. Had
It not been for Mme. Falllere's force '
and diplomacy her gifted other half i
would now be leading the sheltered
and stinted life of an ordinary legal
practitioner in his modest country
home instead of the luminous career
of head of his nation, entertained by
royalty across the channel, paid $250.
000 a year, forced to live in the great
white Elvsee palace and be shot at
by anarchistic muddle brains (in com- i
mon with most of the blessed of mod
ern greatness).
The true facts about Clement Ar
mand Fallieres (sometimes also called
Eugene by those who know the full
ness of his sundry cognomens), have
been greatly exaggerated. You may
be told, if you care to read, that Fal
lieres was born in a smith's shop, but
in the most straitened of circum
stances; that he rose from the depths
of poverty through his own efforts,
and more of the usual exaggerated
nonsense attributed to those who may
rise from comparative obscurity to no
tability. As a matter of fact, Fallieres was
the grandson of the b'acksmith In the
myth, while his father was a thrifty
(not to say wealthy) wine grower.
The son had a reasonably complete
education and was a. law student in
the little city of Nerac. He was by
no means dull, but nature had instilled
into his bones a certain lethargic es
sence not a bit rare In a Gascon.
Henry of Navarre knew the Gascons
as poor swordsmen; a later genera
tion may find them poor workers.
Aside from this indisposition for
special efforts the young lawyer was
distinguished as a dreamer. "Cracked
brained revolutionist" and "feather
brains" were some of the really fine
epithets to which relatives of Mine.
Fallieres treated the future president
of a great people when they learned
of the prospective alliance. Fallieres
didn't mind much. In common with
dreamers he understood his superiori
ty and would have let it be. Not so
Once married to her brililant but
indolent barrister, Mme. Fallieres
brought about a peace with her father
and secured for her socially Inferior
husband the rich legal practice of the
elder lawyer. She established a sort
of provincial political salon at Nerac,
had the happy faculty of making
friends and the rare prescience of dis
tinguishing those whose devotion
might prove disastrous. With herself
1 always in the background she labored
I with the vim peculiar to a hurt, ambi
than may be told in mere words.
To-day the spiteful relatives bow to
I the husband who has no social superi
ors in France; and possibly to the
skill of his wife.
Not Much!
"So you are one of those who want
I to be let alone?"
"Yes. sir. What we want is a little
sunshine and not so much tinkering
with other people's business."
I "What line are you in?"
I "I am the owner of a number of
buildings that ray agents are renting
to people who keep screens in front
' of the windows. It may be that they
are not strictly moral some of 'em
but it's not my business to go around
looking through chinks for the pu
pese of trying to discover things I
mightn't happen to like." Chicago
The Path to Peace.
"Harmony Is what I want," said the
political leader.
"Don't go too far," counseled an ad
viser. "Let's not get rash. We can't
kill all the fellows on tho other side,
vou know."
The Final Test.
The angel was making up the list
"Put me down," said the man, "?
one who will admit that my dog bite?
and my baby cries.
I And !o!,Ben Adhem's name led all
I the rest!
"Are yon Interested to things
psychical. Mr. Dubbs?
"Jjo. Miss Cukhaw;- I ' hwen't
wheeled any since the chalnless-geared
safety came In."
A Subtle Difference.
Mrs. Blank, wire of a prominent min
ister near Boston, had In her employ a
recently engaged colored cook aa Mack
as the proverbial ace of .spade. On
day Mrs. Blank said to her:
"Matilda. I wish that you woald lave
oat meal quite often for breakfast. My
husband is very fond of it. He is
Scotch, and yon know that the Scotch
eat a great deal of oatmeal."
"Oh, he's 8cotcb. Is her said Ma
tilda. "Well. now. do you know. I was
thlnkin' all along dat he wasn't des
like vs." Woman's Home Companion.
"Mrs. Pinkbam, or the Lydia E.
Pinkham Medicine Company of Lynn,
Mass.. together with her so. Arthur
W. Pinkham, and the younger mem
bers of her family, sailed for Naples
on May 20th for a three months' tonr
throughout Europe and a much needed
The Very Way.
"I don't understand an expression
In the book I have been reading, pa;
how do you get 'over the bay?' "
"By taking a schooner, my daugh
Even. Slight Catarrhal Derangements
of the Stomach Produce Acid Fer
mentation of the Food.
Ifs Stomach Catarrh
Some people are thin and always re
main thin, from temperamental rea
sons. Probably in such cases nothing
can be done to crange this personal
But there are a large number of peo
ple who get tnin, or remain thin, who
naturally would be plump and fleshy
but for some digestive derangement.
Thin people lack in adipose tissue.
Adipose tissue is chiefly composed of
Fat is derived from the oily constit
uents of food.
The fat-making foods are called by
:he physiologist, hydrocarbons. Thin
class of foods are not digested in the
stomach at all. They aro digested in
the duodenum, the division of the ali
mentary canal just below tha stomach.
The digestion of fat is mainly, if not
wholly, the work of the panoreatic
uice. This Juice Is of alkaline reac
tion, and Is rendered inert by the addi
tion of acid. A hyperacidity of tha
digestive fluids of the stomach passing
down into tho duodenum, destroys
tho pancreatic fluid for digestive pur
poses. Therefore, the fats are not di
gested or emulsified, and the system is
deprived of its duo proportion of oily
constituents. Hence, the patient grows
The beginning of the trouble Is a ca
tarrhal condition of tho stomach which
causes hyperacidity of tho gastric
juices. This hyperacidity is caused by
fermentation of food in tho stomach.
When tho food is taken into the stom
ach, if tho process of digestion docs
not begin immediately, acid fermenta
tion will take place. This creates a
hyperacidity of tho stomach juices
which in their turn prevent the pan
creatic digestion of tho oils, and the
emaciation results.
A doso of Peruna beforo each meal
hastens the stomach digostion. By
hurrying digestion, Peruna prevent
fermentation of tho contents of the
stomach, and the pancreatic juico is thus
preserved in its normal state. It then
cniy remains for the patient to cat a
sufficient amount of fat-forming foods,
and the thinness disappears and plump
ness takes its place.
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