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H. H. MULLIN, Editor.
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lor In advance.
Kn. Adm. will hi- assigned t«
command the European squadron
when it is established. ami Tlr. Adm.
Sampson wii be retained in command
of the North Atlantie squadron, while
h new gulf squadron will probably he
formed, under command of a commo
Empkiiou Wii.i.iam uses the largest
visiting eards of any member of Eu
rope's royal families. They are of
heavy eard, six inches long and four
inches wide. On the upper line is the
single word "Wilhelin," and <>n the
second line are the words "Deutschor
Kaiser und Koenig von Prussian."
Somi. years ago llonne. la., was suf
fering from an epidemic of typhoid
fever. Col. (ieorge Waring, who died
of yellow fever in New York recently,
came west and projected a sanitary
system for tiia: town, which is regard
ed as equal to that of any city of the
same size in America, .lust when he
was commissioned togo to Havana he
had about completed arrangements to
practi .'ally duplicate the lluonc system
in sevt nil other lowa cities.
A (Ikkmav dentist. Dr. llerz, pro
poses to put microbes in our mouths to
Steal away our pains. His discovery
consists in an itioculant prepared from
microbes he cultivates for the purpose.
When applied in the case of a decayed
tooth it stops the pain, but does not
destroy the nerve; further, it again
fixes the tooth and makes it possible
to putin a lasting stopping, lie lias
already treated a number of eases
with it.and they have proved most
Ik a child in Switzerland does not at
tend school on a particular day the
parents {rets a notice from the public
authority that he is fined so many
francs; the second day the fine is in
creased and by the third day the
amount has become a serious one. In
case of sickness the pupil is excused,
but if there is any suspicion of sham
ming a doctor is sent. If the suspicion
proves to be well founded the parent
is required to pay the cost of the doc
tor's visit.
A SI KSTITI TK for tobacco has boon
discovered by an eastern chemist. The
appearance, odor, taste and effect on
the system are all reproduced, it is
claimed, and the sham can only be told
by a microscopical examination. The
one essential difference between the
leaf tobacco and the substitute is the
absence of nicotine in the latter. The
cost of producing the substitute is said
to lie small, and a promise of the best
perfect!>s of to-day at a price within
tilt; reach of all is made.
A COMPANY has been incorporated in
Pittsburgh to abolish the razor. In
stead of shaving a man, the barber
will daub over his face a lather that
will remove the bristles. The company
has a capital of $200,000, with which to
start business. As soon as it gets its
charter it will open a "parlor," where
practical demonstrations will be given.
Specimen men will sit in a show win
dow on a crowded street and have
their beards publicly anil painlessly
removed by a gentlemanly lecturer.
THE French so ready to use electric
ity in automobile locomotion, now pro
pose to use the automobile wagons for
exploration purposes. M. Felix Du
boise, the explorer, intends to use
them in his expedition to the Niger
river. A number of his wagons were
recently inspected and gave satisfac
tion. lie can transport his automo
bile wagons to within 250 miles of his
objective point on the Niger, anil he
■believes he can cover this distance in a
week. The bicycle may also be used in
MKDICAI. men of I'lainfleld, N. J.,
are deeply interested in the discovery
of a man with two distinct and sepa
rate hearts and two breast bones, all of
which he can move about at will. The
man who is tli us generously endowed by
nature is William King, colored, who
claims to be 100 years old. His home
is in New IJedford, Mass., and he has
been visiting his cousin, Thomas .Mar
tin, the jail warden in that city, fur
several days. That he has two hi arts
Dr. M. 15. Long, chief the Mulilenburg
hospital staff, says is undeniable.
CIHIOUH creeds can TIE found among
the upper classes. Lord l'ollington,
eldest son of Lord Mexborough, is a
self-confessed Jiuddhist. The duke of
Northumberland anil his family, in
cluding Lord and Lady Percy, are Irv
ingites, as are Sir Herbert Maxwell
anil Lady Frances Halfour, a daughter
of the duke of Argyll. Lord and Lady
Radnor are credited with being ardent
spiritualists. The late Lady Charle
mont was a Jewess, not by birth, but
by conviction, and Lord Stanley, of Al
derly, is said to favor the principles of
Hankrr Crass Leaves a Written Ar
roimt »l Ills Itnsrallty, a
llartl l.iii k Story «s Kxrusp,
Emporia, Kan., Nov. a:s.—Since the
failure of the First national bank,
which was followed by the suicide of
Charles S. Cross, president of the bank
and owner of the celebrated Sunnyside
stock farm, there have been rumors of
a written confession left behind by
the suicide. This letter was made
pnblic last night by William Martin
dale, vice president of the bank, and
has caused a sensation in Emporia, for
it is an acknowledgement by the sui
cide that he has systematically de
ceived and defrauded not only the
patrons of his bank, but his business
associates. The letter follows:
"Emporia. Kan., May 12, IS9B.
"I desire to state that the misfor
tunes of myself and the bank have
been caused through my faults and er
rors. I inherited a large debt, which
1 endeavored to meet by going into
other schemes which have all been
practical failures and only got me
deeper into the mire. As to the bank
matters, I desire to say that I have
carefully tried to deceive both the
board of directors, the cashier and
employes. Mr. Martindale will now
learn for the first time how 1 have
carefully deceived him, principally by
way of substituted paper of which he
has no knowledge. The reports and
letters written to the comptroller have
been by me misrepresented to the
board, they having signed on the last
page and 1 having sent other let
ters than the ones read to them,
changing every one but the last sheet.
"I have had a hard luck story most
of my lifetime, the only pleasant fea
ture being that of my present wife,
who has been a good and true woman.
Mr. Davis, our cashier, has never
made an improper entry on the books
and knows nothing of this whole mis
erable business. Death Ido not fear.
It is preferable to the agony of the
past year. I know of nothing further
to add except as to Mr. Martindale.
This is a terrible thing for him. He
has trusted me without reserve. I
have given him a bill of sale of all my
personal property. C. S. Cross."
lie (lets the Derision In (lie Mitlli
ICoiiikl of B B is Itiitile Willi Corbott.
New York, Nov. 21!. —The Sharkey-
Corbett fight, which was witnessed by
the largest and most representative
gathering of sporting men that ever
congregated to see a ring contest,
ended in a disgraceful fiasco last night
at the Lenox Athletic club. Corbett
had all the worst of the encounter
when one of his seconds. Con McVey,
jumped into the ring, appealing to the
referee, thus violating the rules, and
the referee, •'llonest" John Kelley,
had no alternative but to disqualify
Corbett anil award the bout to Sharkev.
AlcVey's interference was absolutely
inexcusable and the referee, believing
that there was a "job" in MeVey's ac
tion, took it upon himself to declare
all bets off.
In the second round there were wild
yells from the admirers of the Irish
man when he floored Corbett with a
right swing on the head, preceded with
a powerful blow on the body. Shar
key's rushes were successful invariably
and .lim's quickness and leg work were
tested to their utmost in trying ty
eva e the aggressive sailor. That
Sharkey has improved wonderfully
goes without saying, anil on the other
hand that Corbett is not the Corbett of
Xew Orleans is beyond question. At
no time had the Californian the upper
hand of his younger and more sturdy
rival. Sharkey is a fighter and a clever
one at that, and his work last night
stamps him beyond all doubt as being
second only to l itzsiiumons.
From the second to the eighth round
Sharkey held a decided advantage. In
the ninth round, which vas so pro
ductive of disappointments and «n
--looked for incidents, C'orbett seemed
to be stronger than at any time during
the fight, but it was evident that he
was slowly but surely fading under
Sharkey's onslaughts. It was two to
one on Sharkey after the second round
and had not McVey acted as he did
there is very little doubt that Sharkey
would have won handily.
ilHkrrn «>1" "tlie Queer" Produce a $5
Note that 'lay Deceive tlie I nwary
—How lo Detect It.
Washington, Nov. S3.- —The secret
service gives notice of a new counter
feit B's legal tender note, series of 1880.
check letter A. J. Fount Tillman, reg
ister; I). N. Morgan, treasurer; por
rait of Jackson, small scalloped seal,
this counterfeit is printed on stiff,
leavy bond paper, no attempt having
iieen made to imitate the silk fiber of
the genuine paper. The entire face of
he note has a blurred,smutted appear
ance; especially is this true of the por
trait of Jackson.
The check letter has been omitted
friuii the left end of the note. The
small curved line between "Series of"
and "1880" and the small ornamental
lloral design at the end of the imprint
of the bureau of engraving and print
ing. upper left face of note, have also
been omitted.
The note is from one-sixteenth to
one-eighth of an inch smaller than the
genuine. The seal is darker than the
genuine. The treasury numbers are
smaller, but fairly good in color. The
back of this note is lighter green than
the genuine, and the lathe work and
small lettering is very poor.
Naval Oflii'l'rn Ketlrc.
Washington, Nov. 'So.- —Hear Admiral
Joseph N. Miller, recently detached
from command of the Pacific station,
was placed on the retired list yester
day on account of age. The vacancy
thus created in the highest grade will
be tilled by the promotion of Commo
dore Howison, now commanding the
Boston navy yard. Other promotions
will be made all along the line. The
retirement of Hear Admiral liunee oc
curs on the 25th proximo. Admiral
lSunee is commandant of the New York
navy yard. Admiral Dewey will be
the ranking admiral in the navy when
liunee retires.
Col. Roosevelt Toetifiea Before the
War Commission.
Col. Klmliall, tlie A»»>li»taiil tluartrr
inanler lienrral, Nu)n llial All Arin>
Contract* Were Lot to the Hltlrier
Hltlrier I:« I
drnce <>l a I'riml.
New York, Nov. "Jii.—The war inves
tigating committee decided yesterday
that it would not visit Montauk Point,
the site of Camp W'ikoff, in a body, but
would send a committee to prepare a
report. Col. A. S. Kimball, assistant
quartermaster general of the army,
stationed in this city, said that all the
contracts for supplies were let to the
lowest bidder after proper advertise
"1 never knew of any money or in
fluence being used in the matter of
awarding contracts. My records show
that from May 13 to June 17 my office
expended 54,1170,000 for clothing and
camp anil garrison equipment."
Col. Kimball told of the purchase
and hire of transports in this city. He
explained that he had obtained a list
from the owners of all the ships that
ould be purchased or chartered and
tad submitted the list to Washington.
"When a middleman or broker came
to my office 1 ignored liiin entirely. I
dealt only with principals."
"Was the price paid for the charter
of those ships fair and reasonable?"
asked Dr. Conner.
"Yes, I think so (generally, but when
ships were wanted badly they were
hard to get. In the case of tne Clyde
and Mallory lines, when the govern
ment offered the usual price the corn
panics said they could not spare the
ships unless double that price was
paid. The ships were needed and the
government paid the price asked."
Miss Mary Lowell said she had
talked to every man of eight regi
ments of regulars. Half of them were
on the sick report -and many others
were sick, too sick togo to the doctor's
tent. There was a great scarcity of
doctors anil Miss Lowell considered
many of the contract doctors careless
and indifferent to the men. Miss Lo
well mentioned doctors who she said
had neglected their duty and said
great suffering resulted from the ill
management of the ambulance service.
She said the condition of affairs in the
general hospital was shocking. She
corroborated the testimony of previ
ous witnesses as to the lack of sani
tary precautions and the plague of
itev. Henry Is. Bryan, of the Garden
City cathedral, spoke of the manner in
which the soldiers dying in hospitals
were buried, lie said the publication
of a statement of Maj. Brown that all
the bodies were decently buried had
induced him to testify, "in his pub
lished statement," said Mr. Bryan,
"Maj. Brown said there was no truth
in the report that the bodies were not
decently buried: that every body was
embalmed and decently clothed in a
new uniform: that a bottle containing
his name and all the information ob
tainable about him was buried in his
coffin anil that a cross marked every
grave. 1 believe Maj. Brown gave
those orders and issued the clothes,
but that his orders were not carried
out. 1 know personally of '.JO bodies
that were not buried as Brown says
they were.
"1 do not question Maj. Brown in any
way. lie had not time to see that his
orders were carried out. My duties
led me by the morgue every day and I
stopped into see who had died during
the night. 1 saw the naked bodies of
soldier- placed in bare pine coffins and
the name of the man and his regiment
written on the lid of Ihe coffin. Of
course tin- damp earth quickly obliter
ated these marks and no further rec
ords were kept. Sometimes the body
was buried in a night shirt, but they
never took the trouble to button the
shirt. It was grossly indecent. At
the morgue the attendants sat on the
coffins with the bodies in them and
chewed and smoked and told indecent
stories. 1 rebuked them once, but they
were Bowery toughs, and it is useless
to talk to them."
Theodore Roosevelt told of the equip
ment and mustering in of the Rough
Riders. "When we reached Tatnpa,"
he said, "there was a condition of ut
ter confusion. We were dumped out
side, a mile away from our camp. No
one knew where the camp was. There
was no one to tell us where togo or
what to do. After waiting 24 hours 1
bought food for men and horses. Later
when we found our camp we were all
"Was your command fully supplied
with food and ammunition,'' was asked.
"The ammunition supply was excel
lent. The food was insufficient. There
was plenty of food at Siboney. 1
suppose it was lack of transportation
facilities that kept us without good
food until -Lily 24. I organized a trans
portation corps with the officers' horses
and went to Siboney and got food for
the men."
"I believe all the difficulties we met
with would be obviated in the future
if tin- national guard were trained as
are the armies of foreign countries,
(live them long marches. Let them
mass at Nan Antonio and move to Oal
veston or some other place. March
them to a port anil embark them. No
matter if it does cost money, let them
be trained. Kacli year let the army in
peace lie put through the experience it
must meet in time of war."
Seized n i'unlraliaud <'urgo.
New Orleans, Nov. 23. —The Ameri
can schooner \V. 11. Swan was seized
Tuesday by the collector of customs at
this port for carrying contraband
goods. Besides 3,050 cigars which were
not down upon her manifest, she had
on board 37 Mauser rifles, 14 bayonets,
44 belts of cartridges, 49 boxes of cart
ridges and three brags cannon. The
ship cleared from Santiago and put
into New Orleans in distress, and when
the customs inspectors boarded her
they discovered the cargo. The. offi
cials claim that not only are tlio ord
nance and arms contraband but they
are the prouertv of Spain.
Pre«l<lent t|<Kinl<> IteliiNC* to Ae
rfpt tin- Counter I*ro|M>«al«t 'liulr l>)'
S|>nnihil Prai r Cofiniil»»ioiicr>».
Washington, Nov. 20. A special
meeting of tin- cabinet was held at 10
o'clock last niyht. All the members
were with the president except Secre
tary Long, who is out of the city The
meeting was called by the president in
order to consider advices received last
evening from the American peace com
missioners at l'uris. It is understood
that the advices related to counter
proposals informally made to the
American commissioners by the repre
sentatives of the Madrid government.
At the conclusion of the meeting,
which lasted only 40 minutes. Secre
tary of Statu May said that the presi
dent had received some advices from
Paris that he desired to lay before the
cabinet and that he had called the
members together to consider them.
The nature of the advices Mr. Hay
declined to discuss, lie added, how
ever, that after considering the con
tents of the dispatches, the president
had cabled the American commission
ers reiterating liis lormer instructions.
Paris, Nov. !i(J.—Senor Montero liios
told a correspondent last evening that
the Spanisli peace commissioners had
not yet decided upon the answer to be
given to the last American memoran
To l><- < liriMcnetl \\illi Champagne.
San Francisco. Nov. 2U. —The battle
ship Wisconsin, which is to be launched
at the I'nion iron works to-day, will
be the first California-built battleship
not christened with the native wine of
the state. When a committee of Wis
consin people were selected to make
arrangements for the christening, the
agent of a French wine managed to
secure the pledge of the committee to
use his company's production in the
christening and Miss Klizabeth Steph
enson. who will name the battleship,
gave her promise to use the wine se
lected by the committee. The \\ is
consin excursionists who arrived here
yesterday brought the champagne
with them.
A Speeeli from Shatter.
New York, Nov. 25.—Gen. Shafter
was the principal guest last night at a
banquet given at Delinonieo's by the
Sons of the Revolution of the state of
New York. In the course of a speech
he said: "We had lots of suffering.
There was always suffering in war.
There is not a moment, when 1 could
prevent it. that any man suffered un
necessarily. Out of the 150 wounded,
but i:< died. That is a small percent
age. 1 have never heard a complaint
from any officer or man of the regular
army.'' Lev. Henry Vandyke was in
troduced and created a s -nsation by
vehement ly denouncing the policy of
I'irM Vmi-ri-.ali ramp at Havana.
Havavia, Nov. :i(>. -All four companies
of the Second regiment, volunteer en
gineers, which arrived off Marianao
beach Friday on board the transport
Florida,landed at the Marianao wharf.
They formed at the landing place and
marched to their camp, two miles
away, filing past Gen. Greene and his
staff, who reviewed the men. All the
men. with the exception of five who
are still suffering from sea sickness,
were in line, and by 11 o'clock the
tents were being pitched for the first
American camp at Havana.
Tlie \c\v ltroom Swept < lean.
Santiago de Cuba. Nov. !i<>. —Some
time ago Maj. McLeary whom Gen.
Wood had appointed mayor of Santi
ago, requested to be rel'eved of his
mayoralty duties and to return to his
military post. This request was
granted yesterday. Gen. Wood ap
pointed as McLeary's successor Senor
Bacarni, an old resident. The first offi
cial act of Mayor Bacardi was to dis
charge the entire clerical force in tin
mayor's office and to employ Cubans
who hail served in the war.
New York. Nov. SB.—Money—On call
percent. Prime mercantile paper 3 ,0r.4 , pei
cent. Sterling exchange steady at 4b5J44So 1 i
for demand and 482(048i!-< for BO days.
Government bonds steady.
(.rain, Provision* anil Live Stock.
Flour—Minnesota paten.s :t. 8, ,41.10.
Wheat—No. 2 red at 77% tt~'J 4C.
Corn—No. 2 at 40!tc.
Oats—No. 2 at 30
Butter -Western creamery Js'/V®2lc.
Cheese—Larsre white 9Vje, small colored 10c.
Eggs—Western 2;< .c.
Beeves Steam 4 6 veals st.s
She -p Sales at
Hogs—F.rmer at .3.6i<i3.80.
Cleveland. Nov. 20. -Flour -Winter wheat,
patents, 4. 15'(,4.3 >.
Wheat—No. 2 red 71c.
Corn—No. 2 yellow, in elevator. 38c.
Oats No. 2 white 31 j(3>32",c.
Cheese -York state 9 1 H'e, Ohio 9!j@!oc.
Potatoes—Per bushel 40e.
Butter —Extra creamery 23 ?.23!;c.
Eggs -Strictly fresh 2l@2.'e.
Cattle—Choice steers •SI.->ofjj4.7.>, fair to good
54.2>(r&(.4 ! 1. calves .».? >(*46.25.
Sheep—Good tochoiee *BO 43.80, fair to good
13.3&<'&50. lambs 5.0i»5.i5
Hogs Yorkers M.4 ). pigs :3.25>ft3.3">.
Chicago. Nov. 2(5. —Wheat -November 60''jc.
Corn—November 32 ' 8 14 3c.
Oats—November 26c.
Pork—November *7.80.
Lard November £4.90.
Klbs— December 14 50.
Hogs -Sales at 3.4 I C1 55, pigs *3. 20,?.3.:t5.
Cattle—Fancy shipping b eves t5.60&5.8),
stockers and feeders r3.-2.5ij, I 00.
Sheep Sales at i2 50 ■ 4.25, iambs ¥1.257^5.50.
Toledo. Nov. 20.—Wheat No. 2 cash 72c.
Corn—No. 2 mixed 3tc bid.
Oats—No. 2 mixed 20c bid.
CloverSecd Prime cash, new, 14.05.
East Buffalo, Nov. 26.—Cattle—Nothing do
ing. Prime fancy veals i7.50 i77V
Hogs Yorkers «3.4.">u3.>0, mediums 53.503
355, pigs #3.40(^3.50.
Sheep Best lambs $ .6035.0>, choice sheep
44.25(164 40.
East Liberty, Nov. 2C. Cattle—Extra 45.10J4
5.35, good -I.ol>/>4.75.
Hogs—Prime heavy '.3.55, best Yorkers 83.50,
good pigs .40(£X50.
Sheep Best wethers *4 3"> (.4.50. fair mixed
$3.60®.'.90, good to choice lambs :5 0 J fjji 15.
Cincinnati, Nov. 26.—Hogs—Active at .3. 10.5
Cattle Steady at (250 4.7\
Sheep Steady at 1f2.2xji4.00. lambs SI.OO J
5 21.
Oil market.
Oil City, Nov. 26—Credit balances Jl. 15k No
bids (or certilicates.
Secretary Lon<* Gives It to
the Men of Our Navy.
When II Came the Ships and
Sailors Were Fully Prepared.
The I'rexent SyMteni of Kcwarriiiis:
onicci'N lor t.allunt Conduct in ICatile
Is Declared to l>e I njllMt \ Kemetly
Washington, Nov. 'l~. —The annual
report of the secretary of flu navy is
much longer than usual. The first sen
tence explains this, as follows; "For
the first time since its rehabilitation
the navy lias been put to the supreme
test of war. Years of patient training
and development had brought it to a
point of high efficiency, which resulted
in the victories at Manila and Santia
go—victories which have given I lie
names of our naval commanders world
wide fame and added an additional
page to the glorious naval history of
our country."
The story of Dewey's victory at Ma
nila is old and of it the secretary says:
"Aside from the mere fact of having
won without the loss of a single life
such :i brilliant victory at the very
outset of the war. with all the confi
dence which it infused throughout the
country and into the personnel of
every branch of the service, it removed
at once all apprehension for the Pacific
coast. The indirect pecuniary advan
tange to the United States in the way
of saving an increase of insurance)
rates and in assuring the country of
freedom from attack on that coast is
One fact disclosed by the history of
the days before the surrender of San
tiago is that Sampson ».;ked to be rep
resented in any conference held to ar
range the terms of surrender of San
tiago, by virtue of the fact that he had
engaged in the joint operations. Shaf
fer replied that lie should be glad to
have Sampson represented, but tho
surrender took place before his repre
sentative could reach the camp. Samp
son's chief of stall' did arrive before
the final articles were signed, but
Shafter declined to permit him to be
one of the signatories.
A brief chapter in the report tells of
the operations of the blockade. It is
said that this was of an extremely
arduous character, generally unre
lieved by the exhilaration of combat.
Many crews from the beginning of tho
war till the end rendered most valu
able service, without opportunity for
winning distinction in battle. High
praise is awarded to the marine corps
for their work.
Touching upon the naval militia,
Secretary Long says these organiza
tions were largely recruited outside of
the. seafaring class anil lacked the ex
perience in gunnery, navigation and
the habits of the sea which are essen
tial to immediate efficient service in
the navy. On the other hand they
were men of a high standard of edu
cation and rapidly acquired while on
shipboard the knowledge necessary
for their efficiency.
i't:.ise is accorded to the officers and
men connected with the auxiliary
naval force and (he coast signal serv
ice. Secretary Long gives a list of all
the merchant vessels and yachts that
were acquired by lease or purchase for
the navy, and in each case shows the
purchase price. There were 110 of
these vesseis, including the warships
bought abroad. The most expensive
ship was the New Orleans, which was
bought from Brazil. She cost our
government 81,4:29,315, while her sister
ship, the Albany, cost 81,205,000.
The secretary includes in his report
a statement of the operations of each
of the bureaus of the department, and
submits estimates for the next fiscal
year aggregating 847.09)5.251, which is
an increase of 89.809,173 over the ap
propriations for 18<J9 and contains e>.v
items aggregating $7,0:27,834. Of these
new items the most important is $4,-
729.899 for yards and docks.
In reference to the workings of the
system of labor employment at navy
yards, the secretary says that in con
tinuation of the policy of giving prefer
ence in appointment to veterans of the
civil wai> he proposes to give prefer
ence now to those who served during
the Spanish-American war, rating as
first those who served in foreign
waters or on foreign soil, and next
those who served in the I'nited States
or its waters, providing they have had
honorable discharges.
The secretary calls attention to the
injustice of the present system of re
warding officers fur conspicuous con
duct in battle. To cure these evils
the secretary recommends legislation
and submits hills providing that in
rewarding one officer injustice shall
not be done to another, and that
where officers have been jumped in
the present war that fact shall not
operate to their disadvantage nor re
tard their regular promotion. II is a
recommendation of the department,
though no names are mentioned, that
the grades of admiral and vice admiral
shall be revived temporarily as before.
The most important chapter of the
report is I hat relating to the increase
of the navy and indorses the report of
the nav 1 board of bureau chiefs look
ing to the increase of the navy by 15
ships, some of the most powerful char
Ktoamoi-N Collide.
Dnluth, Minn.. N. v. 30. —A 1:30 this
morning the (ilobe and the whalebaek
•lames I>. Co'yile, two large steel
steamers, came into collision in the
harbor. lioth are badly damaged.
Their forward bulkheads kept them
from sinking ou the spot.
In the head, with its ringing noises in tho
ears, buxzing, snapping sounds, severe head
aches and disagreeable discharges, is per
manently cured by Hood's Sarsaparilla. Do
not dally with local applications. Take
Hood's Sarsaparilla and make a thorough
and complete cure by eradicating from the
blood all scrofulous taints and giving health
ind vigol to tho whole system.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
[8 America's Greatest Medicine. J1 ; six for 15.
Hood's Pills cure all river Ills. ZSc^nts.
I There is a
| Class of People 1
t Who are injured by tho use of cof- 5
C fee. Recently there has been placed z
gin all the grocery stores a new pre- 2
t paration called GRAIN-O, made of -j
|j pure grains, that takes the place of ~
C coffee. 3
R: The most delicate stomach re- 5
Ceives it without distress, and but H
t few can tell it from coffee.
It does not cost over as much. H
C Children may drink it with great ben- sj
p efit. 15 cents and 25 cents per pack- ~
C ago. Try it. Ask for GIIAIN-O. ~
| Try Grain=o!
H Insist that yonrerocergives you GEAIN-O ~
E Accept no imitation. 3
Reflected Greatness.
"Pa, what is a lineal descendant?"'
"A lineal descendant is a person who has
to fall back on some praiseworthy ancestor
tor his own importance."—Detroit i'ree
Home Seekers' Cheap KscnrsioiiK.
On November 1, li», December 6 and 20,
the North-Western Line will sell home seek
ers' excursion tickets, with favorable time
limits, to numerous points in the West and
South at exceptionally low rates. For tick
ets and full information apply to agents
'Jhicago & North-Western U'y.
Some men snatch victory from defeat, but
more snatch uelcat from victory.—Chicago
Daily News.
Forget it? Toothache won't let you.
Don't forget St. Jacobs Oil will cure.
Only 23 letters can be taken seriously;
the others are all in fun.—Golden Days.
Deep down to the pain spot. St. Jacobs
Oil roots out Sciatica.
Less than one-half the things one hears
are true. —Washington (la.) Democrat.
I £oKQiispflQß
I Do not think for a single (
I moment that consumption will |
I ever strike you a sudden blow. 1
| It does not come that way.
It creeps its way along.
I First, you think it is a little |
■ cold; nothing but a little hack- |
fi ing cough; then a little loss in S
| weight; then a harder cough; 2
I then the fever and the night eg
I sweats.
gj The suddenness comes when B
S you have a hemorrhage,
cj Better stop the disease while B
ji it is yet creeping.
h You can do it with 112
You first notice that you
cough less. The pressure on
the chest is lifted. That feeling
of suffocation is removed. A
cure is hastened by placingone of
Dr. Ayer's Cherry I
Pectoral Plaster |
over the Chest. I
A Eisoh Free, fi
It is on the Diseases of the S
Throat and Lungs. jjr
Wrlfa us Fraefj/.
M If you have any complaint whntcvflr n
H ami desire the best medical ailvlce you m
E& can possibly receive, write the doctor JB
■sl freely. You will receive apr»'«upt reply ,§H
without cost. A'Mross.
LA DK. J. C. AYEK, Lowell, Mass. My
Have you
written to
Cell us how
much you can
afford to pay
foran Organ?
Do it now.
Estey Organ Co.,
Brattleboro, Vt.