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THE 05tAlXV PAILY BEEi TUESDAY, MAItClfE5; 1902.
'Hie omaiia Daily Bee.
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'complete copies of The Dally, Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
month of February, was as follows:
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80,300 23 30,120
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13 30,280 26 80,070
It 80,140 71..... 2U,U60
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Those million dollar rains bare commenced.-"--
The Iron crown Is the only crovm for
The Lincoln municipal campaign Is en
livened by the appearance of Carrie Na
tion and her hatchet.
At all events, Omaha did not have to
call on the pugilists to come to the res
cue of Its exposition gate receipts.
The projected Woman's club flower
gardens on. vacant lots should be supple
mented by private flpwer gardens In
every front yard.
While the work of making the county
assessment Is n progress the Heal. Es
tate exchange should keep a weather
eye oh the assessors. ' "" '
Complaint la made in Iowa of a short
age of school teachers in country dis
tricts and no tniBt of teaching talent
has yet been organized.
A Chicago paper, asks the question.
Is Miles looking for trouble? it he is,
he evidently knows where to look to
make sure of finding It
Iowa leads all the other states In the
nnlon In number of cattle, chickens and
cabinet officers. Iowa should leave a
few nrsta for other states.
It la hoped that Mr. Mcintosh, In his
Keal to work up a political boom,- has
not forgotten the prior claims of Millard
Fillmore Funkhouser. Two bodies can
not occupy the same space at the same
-It Is admitted on both sides that the
political situation in South Omaha's
municipal campaign is particularly com
plex. The best way to remove the
complexity Is to elect the republican
The sugar trust is reported to be con
templatlng an entry Into the beet sugar
business. If the trust really intends
to take hold in earnest to develop this
great' Industry, It can redeem Itself In
part from the odium attaching to its
efforts to crush It out
Actions speak londer than words. The
Intelligent colored people of Omaha
know how much credence1 to give tho
effervescing protestations of friendship
for the negro on the part of newspapers
that never miss an opportunity to
foment race prejudice against him.
Lincoln people are waking up to the
fact that it is a serious Question whether
the town, will go wet or dry in the com
ing spring election. The fusion state
committees will take the hint to wait
until the 'outcome' is known before, fix
lng the plac for their state conventions.
People who' are expressing sympathy
for Colonel-.Bryan because he is living
In a barn vnlght feel better about It If
they saw the brim. A $0,000 barn will
compare, pretty well with the ordinary
dwelling' occupied by members of the
association referred to as "the common
The government of Chile finds Itself
with revenues equal to Its expenditures.
Chile, unlike Its South American neigh
bors, manages to get along without the
yearly revolutions and as a consequence
la prosperous, if more of the southern
countries would follow this example
their trade would be worth more effort
If the members of the State Board of
Health would devote less of their en
rgles to advertising Nebraska In a bad
light and more to Improving health con
Altions they would not only strike
attach more popular chord but also ac
jeonipllsh more useful results. The pub-
tic has no patience with professional
jealousies of physicians to which the
public luterata are made the victim.
are me bokrs beekiso riAtit
The visit to Pretoria of representative
Boers can only be regarded as meaning
a desire on their part to bring about
peace, since it is not apparent what
other object they could have had in
conferring with the British commander-in-chief.
It Is not necessary to assume
that they have any authority to make
terms with the British, or even that
they represent the Boef commanders In
the field. In order ' to'-conclud that their
mission Is in the Interest of peace. The
British government a short time ago
pointed out, In response to the note
from the Netherlands government,- that
the proper course was for the Boee lead
ers In South Africa to confer with .the
British commander there and H aeenis
probable that it Is this suggestion which
has now been acted upon, chiefly with
a view to ascertaining what Lord
Kitchener Is willing to do and communi
cating it to the Boen commanders.
, At all events, .it will be universally
hoped that this conference may result
in nn arrnngeuient. leading to early
pence The advices at .this .writing Inti
mate that Kitchener agreed Ao with
draw the banishment proclamation.
This would undoubtedly be regarded by
the Boer leaders as an important con
cession and It is possible that some
thing farther might be yielded by the
British, as for Instance an agreement
to free those cow inu. banishment and
also to do something to enable , the
Boers to resume Industrial, pursuits.
The British government could .well af
ford to do this and It. would be magna
nimity which would la a measure atone
for the severities of the war. Of course
If the Boers Insist upon Independence
efforts for peace will be futile and It is
to be presumed that 'most of them real
ize this. On the other hand the British
must see that Boer aubjugatlon'js still.
far off and that a large expenditure of
life and treasure may be saved by giv
ing reasonable terms . to the brave
Dutchmen of South Africa. Such a
course would be commended not only
by millions of British subjects, but by
all civilized people, nor can there be
any doubt that It would operate
greatly to the advantage of Great Brit
ain in the future administration of af
fairs In South Africa.
If the. Boers are aeoki&g..neace it will
be a. mistake on the part of the British
government to regard the fact as an
evidence of weakness and refuse such
reasonable concessions' as will be 'con
ducive to the termination of hostilities.
The Boers, as has very recently been
shown, have by no means exhausted
their resources. It is believed that they
now have at least half as many men In
the field aa at the beginning, of the war
and It does not appear that they are
lacking in military supplies. They oc
cupy as large an area of territory as
the British and they have a host of
sympathizers in ' South 'Africa from
whom they get substantial' aid.. It is
therefore not improbable that they can
maintain the present warfare for a
year or two longer.' "
PREPARING FOR CUBAN REPUBLIC.
The Washington administration is
preparing to transfer Cuba 'to the gov
ernment of Its own. people, which will
probably be done within a few weeks.
For this purpose General Wood Is now
in Washington ' in conference with the
president and cabinet Everything is
ready in Cuba for the establishment of
the new republic, affairs being In such
a condition, according to General Wood,
that they could be turned over to the
new government on a few days' notice.
He stated that the Cuban government
will be organized next month and the
Cubans will have the finest opportunity
to show what they can do that any peo
ple have ever had before them. They
will come Into a government with half
a million dollars in Its treasury and
with Its people loyal and law-abiding,
who will do all they can to support
President Palma and his cabinet
General Wood stated that the Income
of the island is fully equal to Its finan
cial demands at this' time and he be
lieves the Cubans will keep It so. He
thinks they are capable of governing
themselves now and If they fall it will
not be because they did. not have the
opportunity to show what they could
do. The most Important work that the
Cuban government will have to do after
it is organized .will be, In reference to
commercial arrangeiuenta with the
United States. It la said . to . be . the
opinion at Washington that no time
will be lost between this installation of
President Palma and the starting of the
reaty-maklng" machinery, lii the fevent
of the legislation proposed by the ways
and- means cornmittee being Adopted.
Probably the' -first' step after the- or.
gauizatlon of, the Gnban government
will be to send a minister to Washing
ton to represent the'ew'TCpublk;. Our
government will receive njm and In this
way formally recognize me. existence
of the republic of Cuba and at the same
time a minister' vrtll be accredited to
the island by.fhe preeldeat'- It' Is ex
pected 'thut the ubau lrdnlrtM will be
Instructed '..to proiauyy MtOT.mto nego
ttatlons for a ,coalmerclal greement on
such lines as majf, be ' prescribed by con
gress. ' , ; .'
The proposed 20 per cent tariff con
cession on Cuban products is of course
not satisfactory to. the planters of the
Island, but no serious complaint re
garding It has yet, . been heard from
them and It is not probable' there will
be any, since they undoubtedly realize
that they can obtain nothing better and
thut any attempt at aggressive opposl
tlon would Imperil the chance of their
getting even the proposed, concession. It
is manifestly wise on the part of the
Cubans to accept uncomplainingly what
the 'American congress shall accord
them In a commercial way,: recognizing
the fact- that tiie-arst duty of our
government Is to consider the Internets
and the welfare of its own people. Had
we no sugar Industry, with great fu
ture possibilities, the question or com
mercial relations with Cuba would be
easily disposed of: .Put saving a sugar
Industry that promlfi(N,.vdFelojment
jritWA a. few.-year faatswilt nearly f
quite supply the home demand, we
cannot reasonably be expected to aban
don the policy which Induced American
capitalists and farmers to engage In
this industry and bntld it tip to Its
The American people will welcome
the establishment of the Cuban repub
lic. They have made a great sacrifice
to bring it about and they will al trays
feel a deep Interest In the people of
Cuba, to whom will be extended every
consideration consistent with the duty
of our government to Its own citizens.
IS MCK1CWAL HEFUHM A FA1LVRE1
Less than three months have elapsed
since Mayor Seth Low assumed the re
sponsible position of chief executive of
Greater New York. The herculean task
devolving on him In purging the munici
pal machinery of the American metropo
lis from the abominations that made
Tammany so odious can only be ac
complished after years of patient hard
work, but the Impracticable reformers
and political demagogues have already
raised an outcry that tho overthrow of
Tammany has brought about no ma
terial change In the public morals or
manners of the city.
Rev. Charles 'Henry Parkhurst and
other radical advocates of municipal re
form appear to be norrlfied over the
failure of Mayor Low to completely sup
press vice .and crime, and the yellow
journals of New York continue to print
caricatures . and sensational stories to
discredit Mayor Low and his administra
tion. The refrain of these prophet of
ill-omen has been taken up by the Chi
cago Chronicle, which pronounces the
attempt at municipal reform In New
York a complete failure, because for the
past two months New York newspapers
that are warring upon Mayor Low print
each Monday a list of resorts where
drinks could have been procured the
previous day, coupled with the assertion
that "the saloons w here the law Is vio
lated have greater fear of the Parkhurst
society raids than they have of the raids
of the police." it is also charged that
gambling dens and poolrooms are still
To cap the climax. It Is charged that
an appalling murder was committed on
February 1U to destroy evidence against
policemen under Indictment for protect
ing disorderly resorts and to. punish a
witness whose testimony cuused the
conviction of the policemen charged
with accepting blackmail. Furthermore,
It is asserted that before the consolida
tion with Greater New York, Brooklyn
claimed to have a moral position on a
higher plane than that of New York,
which pretense is no longer heard, and
the Brooklyn League declares that In
that city of churches and homes the
vicious are openly pandered to in the
sight of the respectable community.
All of these complaints may or may
not be well founded, but It should be
borno In mind that Rome was not built
In a day. No rational person would ex
pect that vice and crime can be com
pletely eliminated In a densely crowded
community of more than 3,OUO,6uo popu
lation. With all the discipline and
moral suasion It would not be possible
for Mayor Low or bis police commis
sion to guarantee absolute honesty, eltl
clency and morality for every member
of a police force that Is equal to an
army of twelve regiments. It would
not be possible to enforce the Sunday
closing regulations upon each of more
than - 8,000 saloons and resorts where
liquor is sold, but all who have bad an
opportunity to visit Greater New York
within the past mouth will agree that a
very marked Improvement is noticeable
In the police surveillance and the main
tenance of law and order in the public
thoroughfares of that city.
The alleged Increase of vice and de
cline in moral conditions of Brooklyn
since the creation of Greater New York
and the change in the municipal admin
istration could scarcely be accounted for
because Brooklyn and New York have
been merged under one government As
a former resident of Brooklyn and for
mer mayor of that city, Seth Low is
surely well qualified to administer its
affairs as well from the city hall of
New York as he was from the public
building across the East river.
The fact is that Dr. Parkhurst and
the radical reformers of New York are
asking and expecting too much and the
political opponents of municipal reform
are simply shedding crocodile tears of
distress in order to bring about a re
actionary movement that would remand
New York into the hands of Tammany.
Our Dave knows how to make himself
solid with the railroads. lie knows
that the pay of the railroads for carry
ing the malls is readjusted every four
years proportionate to the volume of
business done during a given month.
He knows also that the four-year period
Is up this spring and the weighing of
the malls at Omaha la now in progress.
The greater the weight of the mall mat
ter the greater will be the pay for the
next four years. So Our Dave has con
cluded that the time has arrived for
supplying the Second district with gar
den sass and farm seeds. The mail
sack hustlers and mall tack weighers
have been perspiring under the weight of
the bags of onion bulbs, potato sprouts
and cabbage seeds that axe being mailed
from the various distribution points of
the national seed bureau to the con
stltuents of the wideawake congress
man from the Second, who never loses
an opportunity of swelling the pay of
the railroads under the pretense of fa
voring his constituents.
Stock In the new Corn Products com
pany Is selling for between 30 and 40
centa on the dollar at the outset of the
company's career with no prospect of
ever being much if any higher. Many
other big corporation stocks are on a
similar basis. Just what there Is In
such company promotion which leads
people to designate the promoters as
great financiers Is not easy for the lay
men to understand.
Kansas City is debating whether to re
vlya rk.st V i'aite fiaradea,
Dead Sea Fruit of Fusion
Against the strong desire of a consider
able portion of the populists of Nebraska
to "go it alone" another fusion with the
democrats of that state has juat been ef
fected. Mr. Bryan, the most untaught and
buoyant bourbon of them all, was present
at the meetings pf both committees and
helped on the fusion.
A fusion that fuses Is one thing; a fusion
that fails Is quite another. In Nebraska
and throughout the entire west with the
exception of four Insignificant sage brush
states of mining camps, the attempt to
unite the democrats and populists has re
sulted in defeat and discredit to both.'
Is 1802 the populists polled more than
1,000,000 vetes for their candidate for presi
dent and obtained twenty-two electoral
votes. They had three governors, four
senators and nine representatives in con
gress. In 1900 "they had been swallowed
or disposed and made no showing worthy of
mention is the elections.
In the last straight democratic campaign
the democrats elected the president and
which were Interrupted for . the first
time Inst year, and Its business men
have been notified that the display will
not be given unless they come up to the
scratch in advance with a guaranty, of
the money . necessary to pay the bills.
As a gentle reminder, attention Is called
to the noticeable falling off In attend
ance at the Kansas City, festival last
year, when the parade was omitted.
Kansas City's experience should stand
in good stead for our own Ak-Sar-Ben
when he comes to make preparations
for his annual court' carnival.
At the risk of being accused of scaring
away investors who are disposed to es
tablish tanneries, glove factories and
woolen mills in Omaha, The Bee ven
tures to propound the following ques
tions to Its sham reform contemporary,
the World-Herald: Why have you kept
mum about the pttrdon of Joe Bartley
while every other paper in the state has
had something to say on that subject?
Why have you preserved such discreet
silence about the vindication of Me
serve? Do you Imagine that you can
disguise your natural affinity to public
thieves and rascals by playing ostrich?
An Imported prohibition lecturer In
formed the people of Lincoln that there
was not a saloon or a bootlegger's Joint
in Topeka, where liquor can be obtained.
The day following the delivery of this
speech a follower of - Carrie Nation
horsewhipped the mayor of Topeka be
cause she asserted he would do nothing
to close up the numerous saloons . In
the city. The - anti-liquor crusaders
should get together on their stories.
A compilation made by treasury do-
oartment officials at' "Washington shows
that the world's product of sugar baa
Increased front S1.J50.000 tons In 1840
to S8.800.000 ton in 1900 while In the
same period the percentage of the pro
duct drawn froin sjugar, beets has risen
from 4.33 to W.Zi Somebody w 111 now
work out a theory that progress In civil;
lzation is. to be gauged, by the amount
of sugar consumed by the population.
Mighty Ilauidy In a. finch.
1 Chicago -Record-Herald.-r.enersl
Miles talks a good deal like a
man Who doesn't need the Job, anyway.
Delicate Ten of Sarcasm.
Detroit Free Press,
n.n.rol Otis makes It plain that It It had
not been for his shrewdness in modifying
President McKinley's proclamation the
United States might have had trouble with
A practical Demonstration.
,..n mihn failed at West Point In
mathematics went .to the Philippines,
fought a score of the enemy single-handed
and came near having his arm entirely
severed. Of course, mathematics count for
much in the education of an oracer, dui
courage is of greater practical use la the
Thin vmmz man was not In the class
of the young woman who studied mathe
matics to harden her Drain. .
Aetlna -When Too I.ate.
. . . l t.U.in Tlun.a whA ft TIOW SUb-
II tuB luuu " - -
scribing large sums and projecting great i
enterprises to keep tne uanisa wesi in
dies subject to their king had done aa much
some years ago the sale of the Islands to
the United States might never have been
made. But the Danes are Dy no means m
only people who decline to act until It Is
too late; we have had some forcible in
stances much nearer home.
StraJaat and to the Folnt.
? it,, minnrttv re do rt of the senate com
mittee on interoceanlo canals the right of
the New Panama Canal company to sell Its
property to the United States Is made so
clear that nobody can fall to understand.
The report of the majority. Insofar as It Is
intelligible, amount merely to a. state
ment that the transfer or utie win neces
sarily be accompanied by some troublesome
formalities. JTbe truth of the assertion
will not be disputed. Formalities, more or
less vexatious, are lnevltaniy connecie-j
with law business of any kind.
The CarSeld Boys.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
nnalntment of James R.
Garfield, second sob of the late president,
aa civil service commissioner In place of
Mr. Rodenberg will be cordially approved.
The "Oarneld boys ' nave laaen aa Honor
able place In Ohio life, and they have Iden
tified themselves, best of all, with pure
politics, even making a "iaa - oi cavii serv
ira nfnrm (n n atta where this nartlcular
cranklsm Is not popular, if General Gros-
venor and others of his type are oeuevea.
Mr r.orfl.M wilt atronrihen the commis
sion and furnish more young blood to an
administration tnat already nas a notaoie
supply of It.
Material (or a Good Earns.
Some railroad officers have admitted that
they have extended special favors to some
shippers and at the same time have said
that they did so with reluctance, hut that
these favored shippers had "a way with
them" which waa so potent that these
officers simply had to yield to It. . They
should be thankful to the Department of
Justice for coming to their asslstaac by
supplying them with a sew reason for re
sisting the Importunities of these shippers.
The officers of these enjoined roads will
henceforth be able to say to these shippers
that . they dare not . disobey the express
Injunctions of a court, for if caught doing
o they would find themselves la exceed
ingly, lot alter, w -
vice president by a popular plurality of
380,000 and an electoral plurality of 132;
they elected twenty-seven governors' and
increased their number of senators to
forty-five and their representatives to 220
a majority of eighty-six, and they secured
all the federal offices not protected by
the civil service law.
Ia the last "fusion" campaign the demo
crats lost the presidency for a second time,
with a popular plurality against them of
8.'0,000 and an adverse electoral majority of
137. They elected only sixteen governors,
all but three at the south, and they have
now but twenty-nine senators and are In
a minority of forty-five In the house.
In Nebraska Itself fusion has petered out
quite as disastrously. After carrylig the
state several times, the fuslonists lost It
by 7,800 in 1900 and by 12,659 in 1901.
The men who never know when they have
had enough of a bad thing may have the
plgheadedness of their consistency, but
they are not sane or safe leaders.
BITS OP -VASIII.UTOX LIFE.
Scenes and Incidents Observed nt the
Three typical representatives of the Union
Pacific, railroad blew into Washington one
day last week on business and pleasure
bent On of the bunch was Garrett Fort
of Omaha. They drifted Into Newspaper
Row as naturally as a bald-headed man
takes to hair tonics, and the knights. of the
pen returned the compliment by throwing
boquets at the Overland Route. One of the
number talked to the Washington Post In
this style: "The Union PacMo has been
very fortunate in discovering the Ideal ma
terial for making roadbed.. . After experi
menting for years, after profiting by the
experience of other roads In all kinds of
climates, our company, has found, an. un
limited supply of material, placed beside Its
track out In Wyoming by old nature her
self, which not only surpasses everything
else ever known to railroading, but which
is perfection itself. I refer to the enormous
deposit of what is really decomposed gran
ite, which is now being used over the entire
system for roadbeds. Hundreds and thou
sands of years ago that granite must have
been -one great solid rock. By some
process or other It has disintegrated, until
now It Is a mass of pieces a little smaller
than the - crashed rock used by the Penn
sylvania. We call It 'Sherman hill gravel.
It has Just exactly the sufficient amount of
elasticity to make the trains ride smoothly
and at the same time It is hard and solid
enough not to give way to the strain of
the heaviest traffic. It was certainly a
great find." .
One of the expert-gardeners In the Agri
cultural department had been sent to the
White House to trim the rose bushes In
the flower garden Just west of the presi
dent's residence. He had been working
for an hour or so when a man in a slouch
hat with a short coat buttoned close up to
his aeck approached the gardener and of
fered some suggestions.
"Ton are cutting those bushes toe
closely. There won't be any flowers on
them this year,"' said the stranger.
"That so?" asked the workman, as he
continued snipping off the twigs, "well, I
have been trimming rose bushes for thirty
years and If you knew as much about this
Job aa I do you might be dotng It your
self." The other man turned on his heel and
walked Into the White House, where he
entered' the president's private room, sat
down at the president's desk and went to
work 'at his own Job.
Senator Pettus solemnly arose as if to
address the senate, reports the Washington
Star. His tall and venerable form towered
above his colleagues. The senate became
silent, waiting for the words of wisdom
which should fall from his lips.
With every eye upon him. Mr. Pettus
reached around Into the tall pocket of his
long frock coat and drew forth a plug of
tobacco. Then he took a chew and sat
down again without saying a word.
When Representative Foster of Chicago
was delivering an impassioned speech re
cently In advocacy of a resolution of sym
pathy for the Boers he called attention to
the fact that Chairman Hltt of the foreign
relations committee was not in his seat.
"I wish the distinguished chairman of
the committee were present that he might
hear what I have to say," declared Mr.
Foster, Impressively. At the same time
he began what he expected to be a futile
search of ' the galleries for the missing
' "If he were here I would say to him
Mr. Foster stopped short. He had dis
covered Mr. Hltt sitting in the front row of
the reserved gallery with a party of la
dles. The chairman of foreign relations
had heard Mr. Foster's words, and as their
eyes met Mr. Hltt smiled at the Chicago
man. Foster dropped his eyeo and took a
drink of water. Then he continued his
speech, but he never took the house Into
his confidence as to what he Intended to
say to Mr. Hltt had the latter not been in
Myron H. McCord, who has Just been con
firmed as marshal of Arizona, tells a story
of a time when In his career virtue was not
Its own reward.
"I wa running for office," he said to a
New York World correspondent, "In a dis
trict that had a tremendous democratic
majority. I took the nomination under
protest, for I didn't think I had a chance.
On the afternoon of election day a citizen
came to me 'and told me he had twenty
Votes corralled that I could buy for $2 a
vote, or $40 In ail.
. "It waa contrary to my principles to buy
votes. Besides, what was the use, even if a
man were lacking In moral stamina, to
throw away $40 for .twenty votes when he
was going to be buried under an avalanche
of ballots? I answered the request for
lucre with an empbatio 'no,' and threw In a
scornful word or two to make It more
"The next day I didn't rue my honesty,
but my friends did when the final returns
showed that my opponent had downed me
by Just ten votes."
There Is a good-natured rivalry between
Senators Tillman of South Carolina and
Warren of Wyoming as to which Is .the
real farmer, says the Washington Post.
When thty discuss the subject they com
pare the muscles of their hands and arms
and swap experiences of their early days.
"Did you ever milk' cows T" asked War
ren. "No." replied Tillman, "but I have
"So have I," said Warren, "and I have
milked cows, too. Then, fur six days a
week from early mora until sundown tot
aa entire winter, I chopped wood."
"That's how you got your big muscles in
your arms," remarked Tillman, admiringly.
"I have chopped wood, too, when I was
clearing land. But, Warren," said the
SouLh Carolinian, "I had to take charge of
a farm when I was 17 years old and I
managed It . until I waa elected governor.
You never ran a farm as long as that."
"No," sail Senator Warren, "that beats
Z -Mrs. Helen Farrell, Secretary W.C.T. U.,
Sarah&c Lake, N.Y., says to every sick
woman, "Try Lydia E. Pmkham's Vege
table Compound. I know it will cure you."
. 'Dear? Mrs. Tinkham: Although I have fi(cV;r1given a testi
mony before, I feel it a duty as well as a pleasure to advise sick
women to try Lydia E. Plnkhara's VogetabiolCompound.
By experience I found it a most valuable remedy for the peculiar ail
ments known only to women. A large number of my friends have
been-cured, and very recently a dear friend of mine who has tried a
number of physician's prescriptions without relief gave up in despair,
when Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound was suggested to
, , her. It was her last hope, but it proved a Godsend to her jjust the
right medicine for me, she says now she is cured and just the right
medicine for every 6ick woman say I try it and you will nd it will
cure you in very short time." Mrs. Helen Farrbix.
$500O FORFEIT IF TITO ABOVE LETTER IS NOT GENUINE.
When women are troubled with Irrpfrular, suppirsTOd or painful
menstruation, weakness, leueorrhcBa, displacement" or ulceration of the
; wtfmb, that bearing-down feeling, inflammation of the ovaries, bark
ache, bloating (or flatulence, general debility, indigestion, and nervous
prostration, or are beset with such symptoms as dizzinoss, faint ness,
lassitude, excitability, irritability, nervousness, sleeplessness, melancholy,
!V R0.ne ani " want-to-be-left-alone " feelings, blues, and hopelessness,
they should remember there is one tried and true remedy. Lydia, K.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound at once removes such troubles."
Mrs. Plnkltam invites all slrk women to write her for 'advice.
She has guided thousands to health. Address, Lynn, Mass. '
One German engineer officer has been
sentenced to a month's Imprisonment and
another heavily fined for receiving presents
from the contractors engaged on the new
fortification schemo at Mett.
English stockholders of Marconi's aero
graph are carrying 750,000 Insurance on his
life to protect their Investments In the sys
tem In the event of his death before It
emerges from the experimental stage.
Lord Roberta, replying to a correspondent
who suggested using corps of veterans for
British home defense, says he appreciates
the patriotism of the proposal, but la of the
opinion that soldiers who have served their
country may now look to younger men to
defend It. , .
rrlnca Adalbert, the third son of the
German emperor, will probably be the next
member of the German royal family to land
In. America, as ha Is a cadet on the training
ship Charlotte, which will reach Baltimore
about May 1. .
Brigadier General Robert P. Hughes, who
succeeds Major General Young in the com
mand of the Department of California, was
born In Pennsylvania sixty-three years ago
and entered the. army at the outbreak-of the
elvil-war as a private In the Twelfth Penn
The. name of Lieutenant Charles Carroll
Wood, a. grandnephew of Jefferson Davis
and a great-grandson of President Zarhary
Taylor, appears as the first on the role cf
honored dead on Canada's memorial statue
to Its soldiers who fell (n the Boer war
and which will be erected In Halifax,
New Britain, Conn., Is the banner town
for Invention In the country, Its inhabitants
having taken out 1,447 patents since the
patent laws were enacted. The Connecticut
Yankee. Is Uo typical Inventor and during
the past ten years one patent has been
granted yearly for every SOS population of
Aunt Mary Ann Van Dyke, colored, of
Brooklyn celebrated her 111th birthday a
few days ago. She sat smoking aa old
black pipe while she told of the time she
saw George Washington. Were It not for
the "old black pipe" doubters might scoff
at the story, but this touch of realism com
mands Implicit faith.
Dr. Edward Everett Hale, who will be 80
years old on April 3 next, made a promise
the other day which he Is not likely to be
called, upon to redeem. He had boarded a
crowded car and a boy had given him his
seat. "Thank you, my boy, thank, you,"
said Dr. Hale. "I'll do as much for you
when you are SO, If I happen to be around
ChtcMO Post: "He Is a man of very
strong nerves. He seems to be able to
view the most excruciating suffering with
out a tremor."
"Naturally, its s a aentist.
Washlnston Star: "Charley, dear." said
young Mrs. Torklns, "I want you to prom
Ihh that you will not lose any more money
on horse races."
"I won t bet a cent.
"Now that's last sheer contrariness. You
know If you don't bet you can't win."
New York i'lmea:. Judge Your wife says
you have failed to support her.
lataweiier l guess mars rignt, your
honor; It takes all I can make to provide
luxuries for the servant.
Philadelphia Press: Hi! there," called
the policeman, "don't yon see thst lgn:
'No nogs allowed In this pjk7' "
"Ah!'1 replied th dor's owner, "but this
poor dog can't read. Flna day, Isn't it?"
Chicago Tribune: "OK, dear!'' exrlntmerl
Mrs. Pneer, wringing her hands. "I se.nt
Johnny with a nickel to buy some milk
and he accidentally swallowed the money.
What shall I do?" "
"Do?" said Mr.. Pneer. "Take . a. nickel
out of his savings bank and sond him
riilUvleJphla. Catholic StnhrTsfd? Tarkley
I see a western genius has discovered a
new process for extracting gold from the
Markley Huh! I wish somemie wrrtiM
discover a prot-pss for extracting nome gold
or even silver from, ml-ing- shares.
Pittsburg Chronicle! "I wonrtnr What' the
dowager empress of China said when she
heard of General Ma's defeat?" said the
"Hho probably exclaimed, Tth, Ma, Mar' "
guessed the Cross-Eyed Boarder.
Chicago News: "Now 'tnat our 'engage
ment is off," Said the bealitlful blonde, "I
Khali expect you to return my photograph
and lork of hair." .
"I'll return the photo," replied the young
man In the case, "but I want you to linder
Htand that I'm not advertising myself as a
hair restorer." . ......
HOW KHK M)T HIM. '
James Barton Adams In Denver Post.'
'Oh! for b' than!" the tlm-worfl tnatdH
crledi - . .-.
And there, were teardrops In, the sigh, she
"A mnn who'd appreciate a mate
Vet girlish, though a little out of date,
"A man who'd love a hen of fiill-groari
wing . .
In preference to a chicken Qf the spring.
"A man ' who'd catch all other women's
And make them wish thpy' could bake' his
"I hunger not for wealth, nor do I yearn
For lofty rank, yet neyther. would J spurn.
"I want a man who would be proud to own
This yearning rag and hank of hair an(J
"A man who will sing In sweet sincerity:
'There's only one gyurl in the world for
"A man who's sown his widest giddy osts
And has been weaned from cha)ng prtl
coats. "A man who'll let me share his Joys and
And sew the recreant buttons on his
"Who'll let me lay ray head upon hla
Nor fear he'll get enamel on his vest.
"Who'll stroke my hair, nor ask whose
head it graced
Before It 'twas on the bargain counter
"Who'll tell mo I'm the prize he long has
The sweetest apple dumplln' In the pot,
"I've tried for lagging years to moke, a
With burning seal, yet on I've failed to
"For every time I'd piny a leading card
The fates would trump ft, and would trump
"Must I be on death's altar sacrificed
Unloved, unsparked, unpoppedto and tin
Then came a thought as Insplratlve dream
That set her spark of tupe again ag!eum.
She acted on the hunch, and quickly got
The precious man for wliom she long had
sought. . ;
A coin of two-bit sIia she did Invest.
A little nve-llne want ad did the rest.
after, not quantity
That is why Ayer
Sarsaparilla is a
trated Extract. ' -
with cheap, bulky
Hold on to the.
kind that has been
tested for over fifty
years, "AVer's." -
- "As a draggUt 1 8 year' experi
ence, 1 wish to say tbauAysr's Sara
parUla la, wlihoat Uoutt, tho best
F. J. KaVAMAUGU, Saybrook,.Ili..
fl s etui. J. C. A Via CO, Uwcll, Mas.
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