SnbserJttion Prleb 4
- ____In Advac
Use4r at Plten. Poisto
The corn crop
Southern states I
The Czar of Russia has bought a
newspaper. Now, he'll get acqualiited
With some real troubles.
It !s possible to buy a cement house
with a roof garden for $2,500. We sup
poso the cellar would be extra.
The Elberta peach crop anil the Al
berta wheat crop are friendly rivals,
and both are ful of promise this year.
Germany has ordered another Zeppe
lin airship. Germany imiit have de
.cided to keep on trying until she gets
a good one.
There is no use in fighting the in
levitable. A prominent college is add
ing to its courses one to teach men
bow to cook.
Milliners tell us that small hats will
be tho fashion this year, but it is not
likely that tho prices will be any small.
er thani usual.
Now that Dr. \Viley has taken unto
himself a wife we are curious to know
-whether she can make the pies that
not-her used to mimake.
No divorced woman or actress who
has married a peer will be presented
at the EInglish court. This is very
hard on the.actresses.
A woman of 84, living on Long Is
band, saws her own wood. And no
body rebukes her for entrenching on
Uan's sI)bero of activities.
Vassar collego has celebrated her
ilftieth birthday, and has silenced all
eyinical critics by not claiming to be
a day younger than she really is.
Pittsburg woman wants a divorce
because he:' husband treats her sister
too affectionately. Yes, younger sis
tor; why asis superilous questions?
Hopkins professors have discovered
that water is a valuablo anesthetic.
Uefore long someono may prove that
it is equally good for drinking pur
Two French vasdoville criticB re
contly fought a duel. They should
have stuck to the pen, which in the
ory at least is considered mightier,
A prominent railroad man says that
Neuropo leads the United states fit the
number of railroad wrecks. She's
rwelcomeo to the prize for this line of
The report that a German plumber
has been raised to the Prussian nobil
Ety by the kaiser leads us to believe
that some foreign correspondent has
been hitting the pipe.
"Girl students are smarteor than
mnen" opines the presideont of Vassar
college. Hlut men made better foot
bail players, and wvhat Is a college
without a football team?
The Marys of EIgland are comibin
ig for the purpose of buying Queen
Mary a coronation gift. Trho Queen
staunds a chance to get a manicure
set. or a photograph album.
*I read in the papers the other (lay
of a muan who got a divorco because
the womanil lie married was a pick
pocket. it seems to me that Is es
tablishing something of a precedlent.
What wife isn't?
A chicken in Ohio has swallowed a
$200 dliamnond ring and its owvner re
tuses to have the culprit killed. The
only way out of it is to set the chick
en in a ring and wear it.
A Chicago lady wuants a divorce be
cause her husband shut off her charge
account at the dlepartment storeR. It
probably comes under the head of
cruel and Inhuman treatment.
An Evansville, Ind., widow has just
annoxed her ninth husband. Massa
ohusetts spinsters may be Informed, if
they wish to have particulars, that she
is 70 years of age-and wealthy.
A fat nmn's club in Now England
ha discovered that few fat meni are
criminals, and that most good-hearted
and right-minded men tendl to take
on flesh, for they are naturally men
of stout hearts.
A St. lomis wvomnan left instructions
In her will that her dog should be shot,
and buried after her death. Thus do
'we gradually climb up from -the days
'when men caused their wives to be
burled wvith them.
A minister in WVashington state
roused the feminine population. by
naylng. that. women are worse liars
than meon. H~e has no exceptions,
since the protests began to come in,
that they are going to lie like ladies
in expressing their opinlon.f'n,
A Masanchusetts alIenist 'says that
everyone somnetime iii life is on the
verge of insanity. The smart ones
are those who manage to make this pe
riod connect with crime, so as to get
the benefit of ,the latter Witli the for
aner as an excuse.
tO face hirn
( Uoesonablp (Ga.) Telegrap
tIhDollnar a -Year
es M Picker
- Mis Nora H
Dime A 800nd Cass Minnie Morgai
ri, 18. Morgan visite
of the nine Miss Minnie ]
stf .ear e ~ - 8ton, spent
south, and for several years, dur
various southern states. Then I %w
tryI beyond the Mississippi which a
I gained great pleasure from in
In that western land and watched
"I had mniny exciting encount
ties between the federal troops ai
"When the Spanish-American
and was placed in command of a
fought through the Santiago caip
"I have fought much and long
in the glory 'of the past. lut I si
army, and my heart will be with
IS ONLY LIVI
General Keif-er to, the hardships of
as well as in military strife. The
action, and lie was next heard of
captuiredl Cuban capital.
After 20 years' absence Gener
triump~hs and defeats, and now, at
major general of the Cisvil war ret
tives to his Democratic successor.
General Keifer is only one of
qind the fact that he is president o
author of recognized merit would
gage his energy after his retireme
ment~ ~~~ik tote uPntml y n
mehd e ttingt olylnead
stanspeas Mpct. A n
thod of gttn g roli e~s a.nd
Mlmal is al
9s Re 49
Ives visite ,
1 one d4
A veteran of two wars and many
Indian skirmishcs, a man of the
strong, vital traits that have made
heroes in life and literature, war
scarred, weather-beaten, lirig. Gen.
Charles L. Hodges has ended his serv
ice in the United States army. (en.
Hodges, who succeeded Gen. Freder
ick Deni Grant as commander of the
department of the lakes, enlisted as
a private in 1861, and reluctantly for
sakes-the old Eoldier leaves his post
only becauso he must.
"I'm just a plain soldier man," he
said, modestly, when asked to tell of
exploits of his career. "I have fought
in battles, many of them, but all sol
diers do that."
The veteran stroked his gray mus
tache, smiled good humnoredly, and his
visitors thought of him in his younger
years as the picturesque type of sol.
dier described by Kipling as a "fust
class fightin' man."
"After the war I was sent to the
n1g the reconstruction period, I served in
'as sent west, to that great, primitive coun.
t that time seemed like another nation, and
experience during the thirty years I lived
the development of the country.
ers with Indians and fought in many bat.
id rampaging redskins.
war broke out in 1898 I was sent to Cuba
battalion of the Twenty-fifth infantry. We
lign, and it was lively fighting, too.
now I shall retire to private life and live
all always feci the deepest interest in the
One of the notable events at the t
passing of thl- Sixty-first congress was 1
the retiMenment from active political c
life of one of the country's best e
known statesmen, Gon. Joseph War- ;
ren Keifer of Ohio, whose political I
career has extended throughout many %
years. General Keifer holds the I
unittue position today of being the
only living ex-speaker of the house of
representatives. He held this im.
portant place in the Forty-seventh
congress, and since the death of John
G. Carlisle this honor has been .his
General Keifer took part in the very
flrst skirmishes of the Civil war, and
when General Lee laid dow'n his arms
at Appomattox the commander of the
One Hundred and Tenth Ohio volun
teer infantry was there to witness
that memorable event.
lEight years in congress, during the
later '70's and '80's, served to inure
victory' andl the blessings of dlefeat in civil
Spanish war again calledl him into military
leading the victorious Americans into the
al Keifer returned to the scedfes of his civil
the age of seventy-five, this one 5ium~iving
ligns his chair in the house of representa
a legion of busy young-old American men,
fa national bank, a college trustee and an
to men of less ability seem enough to en
nt from congressional duties.
--Gen. T. Coleman Du Pont is going to
build at his own expense the first
link in the great highwvay ,from New
York to Washington. A boulevard is
an unusual form for a wvealthy man's
public gifts to take. Delawa're is the
state wvhich is to be0 made the bene
ficiary of such a gift. Glen. Du Pont, I
has offered to giv-e to that state: ai
highwvay, running from end to end ofi
the commonwe.alth, a distance of 103
miles. It is to be 150 feet wide and
will cost from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000.
In his offer of the highway (Con. I
D Iu Pont stipulated that he would re
/taint tho sides of the road and re.
cquestedl puhlic utiilities franchises up. I
on themi. This feature of his offer 1
came in for much criticism and led<
Mr., Du Pont to modify it consider, m
.ably. He now offers to build the I
road, retain the sections on the side, f
but turn them over free of charge tri
any concern which will obligate itseli I
to build an electric railwvay line or i
tys his object is to make the road a menu. m
also to improve the state by assuring aj
other improvements down the peninsula... 'r
slN IS POPULAR
The most popular member of the r
Romanoff family of Russia is the a
Grand Duke Constantine Constantin. I
vitch, cousin of the czar, who beside
holding the important post of inspec, I
tor of military schools of the empire a~
is a playwright, an actor and a poet'
Better perhaps than all of these, he ig r
a man of good morals and exaltod t
The grand duke has translate<)V
Shakespeare into Russian, has writ,
ten several plays and acted them and i
has' published some valuable critical
studlies of new Russian poets. It is a
.as a poet that he is best known. One
of his works has agofIe th.-ough ten
/ ditions and his songs- arc sung sin t
.4ver peasant cabin. Two of his. agnga a
are rendered at .evetly Russian .cont
cert and many have bpen act to mnusie r
4part from his 'meritsi'as a poet, t
the grand duke is an attractive pen 'i
sonality. He is about the only livingt
Romanoff of whom the average Rue \~
pector of military school., he is obliged to ii
etter known thani theo osar's oth~a, rlativea
P.. A ATEF
0 C E AIN
A7 THK1 CROJJMADl1
THAS been admitted by the stal
department In Washingtoni th
negotiations for- the acquisition <
thle Galapagos islands, oft it
coast (if Iecuador on the we:
oast of South America, by the Unite
;tales as a naval base hanve been m1
er way for some timio between til
ted States and cuador. T
slands. which are sparsely settlei
annot be bought outright, because <
L clause in the cons;titution of Ecu;
lor which prevents thetr sale.
It is said In Ecuador that the Unite
states offers to pay $35,000,000 1
ent. That would be $253,000 a yea
From at commercial or an IndustiL
sit of view they would be of litt
'alue to thle Unitedi states. The
otal area Is only about 2.400 squa
iles. But they would serve, thru
Put into the Pacific as they are, ts t
avance post of the Panea cam
Ond. which is tpr e mhin point, th
VOUld not he the menace to t th<
ould be under certain circumstanc
or the next 100 years.
So, the completion of the Panui
anal wvill bring thle Galapagos Islam
ito the limeliht of the world stag
n almost a Uraight line and Thalf w
rom Southampton to Sidney, their f
uire maritime importance cannot I
.xaggerated. Th islands, about tv
lays' run from Pana a, stand in tI
ate relation to the Pacific entran
t the canal that the West Indies do
o Its Atlantic gateway. It will al
re noticed that they are a little mo
han half way on the trade route fr
san Francisco to Valparaiso.
it needs no prophet to foresee th
he now almost unknown archipela,
vill soon lbe a port of call for t]
.teamships of the world and their i
ition be likened in SOmel degree
hat of the llawaiian group in ti
torthern Pacific. The settlement
Thathanm island will be changed fra
he status of a penal colony to that
commercial center. The rapidly1
reasing .trade between the wvest coa
>f South. A merica and .Japan ,brin
herse islands in the pathways of ti
nercantile vessels of the latter cou
This -group is remarkable in ma:
vays, and the story of the isles frc
he prehistoric period when natui
a the throes of some great agol
hrew them up from the bed of t
'acific, to the time of their discove
nad occupation by man, holds much
Nothing is known definitely of t.
late when the islands came into 1
ng, except that they were of a d:
inctly later appearance than tV
nountains of tile South Americi
nainlandl. Some scientists think the
hie remains of a nlow-sunken con
eat. Owing to tile isolation of ti
glands, thlere is no athentic reco
*f active eruptions, but we know tb
s far back as 1735 volcanic distur
aces were noticed, while in 1814 ai
825 English skippers reported ti
raters active, and as late as 1907
ew openiig appeared ,pn Jam
sland, from whlich a torrent of Ia,
owed to the sea.
The archipelago consists of
irger islands and about 40 smalle
pith a total area variously estimate
t from 2,400 to 3,000. squiare mile
Leaving the question of discove:
erhaps forever undetermined, we<
no0w that Thomas do Berlanga, thi1
ishop of Panama, *was the first E
opean to sight the Galapagos, on ti
0th of March, 1635. This explorii
relate is also credited with being r
ponsible for the introduction
ananas into the western continent.
His discovery of the Galapage
dlands was quito accidental and can
bout during~ a voyage from Panan
Peru, whither heohad been sent
pert on the doings of Pizarvo, f
te worthy bishop enjoyed the con
once of his king. The good bisht
'as a scientist as well as a churc
ian, and ho determined the exact Ia
uide and longitude of tho archipel
o; but he gave no name to the grou
ad after a stay of ton days 'tuirne
me prow of his ship toward Per
'he archipelago now was well know
) the Spanish mariners, and for re
ons already suggested wore calle
Te' Enchanted Isles, During the p
[od of reyluion against Spanish al
uority' trya~oath .America the islanc
'ere much used by the privateei
iat preyed on Spanish commerb
Vith the fall of Spanish power tt
bies were in a masure for.-t
y Qp cavdv4Y'c4
0 and these desolate Ehores were only
t touched by an occasional whaler o1
if somo circumnavigating sailor, the
e archipelago actually remaining nc
,t man's land until February 12, 1832
d when the Ecuadorean government for
I. mally took possession of the group. I
e is curious to note that this act of oc
e cupation was inspired by a Norti
1, American, a Louisianian namced Vil
If lamil, who left his native territor:
. when it came under the jurisdiction o
the United States.
(I As already stated, the indigenou
n animal life of the archipelago is in it
r. way perhaps the most interesting I
it the world. When Darwin first vls4te<
.e the islands he determined 26 distinc
Ir species of land birds, 25 of which wir(
*e round nowhere else in the world, an(
;t since that time other naturalists, wh<
v have studied this feature, claim tha
1. there are 58 peculiar species, and pos
y sibly more. Darwin puts forward th
y hypothes is that all of these are do
sconded from a single species. having
been modified in form and color dmr
a ing the course of ages.
Is Of the reptiles, the most interesting
e. are the turtles and lizards. The foi
.y mer, the Galapagos, are found n
Li- where else, and at one time literall
>e swarmed over the islands. They wer
,o huge, measuring sometimes three fee
ko from the bre.st shell to the dome c
3e the back; slow of movement, makin
,s about four niiles a day when walking
-o long, thin necks and curiously sma
re heads and broad flat flappers; thel
ti- The Galapagos Turtle.
whole appearance suggesting som
b-t dwarfed descendant of Lhe Pleistocen
dage. Some specimens weighed a
dmuch as 600 pounds, but these giant
eare very rare nowadays. An expedi
ation that sailed from San Francisce
with the special object of getting sper
ainens of the Galapagos turtle, afte
5considerable difficulty could only fin<
r5 a' few weighing 40 or 50 pounds. For
merly, cruisers or ships that stoppeo
idat the island had no difficulty'in kill
intg great numbers of these reptiles
~'but latterly a comb~nation of circun
'd stances are working for their comipleti
The turtles yield a peculiar qualit:
eof oil that can be used in place o
ilard. The medium-sized ones contali
from five to six gallons of this prod
uct, worth about 75 cents, gold, pel
gallon, and as it is a very simple mat
ter to extract the oil, it is easily seer
ahow the turtle hunters would pursui
otheir calling until they had complete
r ay exterminaqtedl this remarkable rep
tile. The dogs that roam the islandi
have also contributed to the destruc
tion of the turtles.
t. The Ecuadorean government has
~. several times begun negotiations foz
p, the disposition of the islands, and as
d far back as 1851 the preliminaries of
2. transfer were arranged with the
n United States, the sum offered being
,. $3,000,000 for the right of collecting
d the guano that could be fount on the
s. islands. For various reasons the 'deal
2. fell thifough, and while since thai
,s time tentatiVe negotiations have beern
'a commiericed during different adminia,
3.. trations, no definite agreement has
* ever been reached.
nQR A NV ILL PORTEmOC.. UL..
WHAT DID HE. MEAN?
The Judge-No, my conscience does.
i't hurt me when I give a man a life
!entence, if I'm sure of his guilt. But
i suppose yours does?
The Preacher-How do you mean?
The Judge--Why, you sentence
many innocent men for life and then
:olloct a fee for doing It.
Every church preaches louder by
its squaro dealing than by its high
Made Safe by Lydia E.PIFkham's
t Graniteville, Vt. - "I was passing
through the Change of Life and suffered
*j ---i f r o m nervousness
and other anno in
Mi:~i can tuysy that
Lydia E. Pinkham's
pound has proved
worth mountains of
- gold to me, as it
restored my health
-'d and strength. I
never forget to tell
-' my friends what
Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound has done for me
during this trying period. Complete
t restoration to health means so much
to me that for the sake of other suffer
Ing women I am willing to make my
trouble public so you may publish
t- otter. "- Mns. CnAs. BARCLAY.
r No other medicine for woman's Ills
has received such wide-spread and un
qualified endorsement. No other med
icine we know of has such a record
of cures as has Lydia E. Pinkhiam'a
For more than 80 years It has been
curing woman's ills such as inflamma-.
tio~ ulceration, fibroid tumors, irreg
ularities, periodic pains and nervous
prostration, and It is unequalled for
caryng wmen safel through the
Mrs. Pinkbam, at Lynn, M~ass.,
invites all sick Women to write
her for advice. Her advice is free,
and always helpful.
"I wish to
say, that I
-- Sloan's Lini
* m e nt on a
lame leg that
has given me much trouble for six
months. It was so bad that I
couldn't walk sometimes for a
week. I tried doctors' medicine
.and had a rubber bandage for my
leg, and bought eve thing that I
heard of, but they did me no
good, until at last I was persuaded
to try Sloan's Liniment. The first
application helped it, and in two .
weeks my leg was wel."--A. L.
H UNTER, of Hunter, Ala.
Good for Athletes.
Mr. K. GILMAN, instructof' of
athletics, 4I7 Warren St., Rox
bury, Mass., says :-"I have used
with great success in cases of ex
treme fatigue after physical exer
tion, when an ordinary rub-dowa
would not make any impression."
has no equal as a
remedy for Rheu
gia or any pain or
stiffness in the
muscles or joints. *
Dr. Earl S. Sloan,
Boston, lisu., U.s. A.
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