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ITEMS OF INTEREST
Murray & Company, who lend In the
nwnlup business, nuil who were loenteil
on Itumlolpu street for eleven years, In
vite j on to call nt their new tuanuuoth
establishment, 320 to 833 South Canal
street.
GREAT NAVAL TRAGEDY.
When out driving stop nt the Elm
wood ltufTct nnd l'atully ltesort, 170
ItDth street. You enn get the nicest
lunch with wet goods attachments here
of nny place on the South Side.
All the boys stop nt Fred Mueller's
Rummer Garden when riding on the
Houth Side. Fred Is always the same,
genial, polite nnd courteous to nil. ' lie
keeps the best eatables nnd finest beer
in Chicago. Don't forget his number,
170 30th street.
Tor tents, nwnlngs nnd waterproof
covers go to Murray & Co., 32U-333
Houth Canal street. These people are
leaders In this Hue of goods.
The best livery men nnd business
men who own their own stables patron
ize Murray & Co., 320-333 South Canal
utreet, for stable nnd storm blankets,
waterproof covers, adjustable buggy
Aprons, etc. Don't forget their number,
320-333 South Canal street.
Dunlap's famous lints nnd silk um
brellas are the best In the world.
The best business men In Chicago
dine regularly nt the Northwestern Ca
tering Company on Randolph street,
opposite the City Hall. The famous
Zacherl nnd Bohemian pale beer are
kept on draught constantly, and nil
lovers of good beer soy the products
of the great Northwestern Brewing
Company cannot bo excelled anywhere
Is this country.
The finest nnd best equipped safety
deposit vaults west of tho Alleghany
Mountnlns nrc those recently built by
K. O. Schmidt & Son at 300 Clybourn
avenue, northwest corner North ave
nue. The telegraph manual Issued by the
Western Electric Company will tench
any one the nrt of telegraphy. To get
a copy address Department 0 G, West
ern Electric Company, 242 South Jef
ferson street, Chicago, and Inclose two
cent stamp.
While abroad Mr. Thomas Conley, of
Tanner & Conley, fashlonablo tailors,
in the Reaper Block, selected as fine a
llncof Imported goodsas the old country
could produce. Tanner & Conley Invite
one and nil to cnll and Inspect their line
of fall suitings, as they are sure to
please the most fastidious.
K. G. Schmidt & Son's great safety
deposit vaults are the only vaults In
Chicago equipped with tho Bankers'
Protective Company's automatic elec
tric burglar alarm system.
You can rent boxes In K. G. Schmidt
& Son's new safety deposit vaults, nt
300 Clybourn nvenuc, for $3 per year
and upwards.
For nourishment drink tho famous
Zacherl beer, brewed by the North
western brewery.
The Ilallct & Davis Company offer
three free scholarships In tho famous
conservatories one of them In Eu
rope, Including transportation nnd
board through tho year to ambitious
teachers and students of music. Par
ticulars of the contest can bo obtain
ed at their office, 230 and 241 Wabash
avenue.
The Wurzburger nnd Prima beer,
brewed by the Independent Browing
Association, cannot bo excelled In this
country, or nny other. Don't forget
their number, BSO-012 North Ualstcd
street. Telephone North 045.
Tho Bankers' Electric Protective
Company have equipped K. G. Schmidt
& Son's new safety deposit vaults, ut
300 Clybourn avenue, with tho best au
tomatic electric burglar alarm system
tnado In this country.
"Nnturo smiles through sunbeams"
Is the trade-mark of tho Sunbeam In
candescent Lamp Company.
For dress suits, patronize Tanner &
Conley, tho Reaper Block tailors.
Get your shirts made at Thomas J.
Cavey's, 100 Dearborn street.
Cavey's stock of gents' furnishing
roods, 100 Dearborn street, Is tho best
In Chicago,
Tom Rowan, tho genial manager of
the custom department of Work5 Broth
ers & Company, thogreatclothlngestab
llsbmcnt, at 238 and 240 Fifth avenuo,
Is closing out his winter stock, at un
heard of prices, before their opening of
spring trade. Call on Tom nnd he will
stell you a suit of clothes, or an over
coat, at such a low figure that you will
sot be able to resist the opportunity of
taking advantage of his very low
prices for the best goods In Chicago,
What has bacoma of
tha proceedings against
tha packers who atole
ONE MILLION DOL
LARS' worth of water
from the city? Who did
the peckers settle wjth
at the City Hall that the
matter has been so
completely dropped?
Explosion on the Stiltnnn Hint Kilted
l,BOO American Troops.
Dreadful ns Is the loss of more than
230 lives on the Maine, this fatality Is
not the worst In the naval annals of
the United States. By far the greatest
loss of life from one Anierlcau vessel,
and probably unsurpntsed In tho his
tory of tho world, wns when, at the
close of the civil war, the Mississippi
steamer Sultana blew up her boilers
near Memphis and hurled 1,500 Union
soldiers to death.
The Sultana was n fine, large vessel,
2S." feet long, which piled between St.
TxHils nnd New Orleans. She left New
Orleans one tine April morning In 1805
on her return to St. Louis with n heavy
cargo. She touched nt Ylcksburg, on
her trip up the river, nnd took on board
covery of the noble rivers, the Orinoco
nod the Amazon, nnd the exploration of
the vnst forests west of the Andes.
About the end of the sixteenth century
nn English expedition either sent out
by or under the personal lendershlp of
Raleigh penetrated Into Guiana, there
by obtaining n claim on that country
which has resulted In the acquirement
of the modern British colony of that
name.
It has been supposed that the origin
of this fable arose from the yearly cele
bration of n tribe of Indians near Go
gota, whose chief was on these occa
sions glided with gold dust, but this
ceremony wns never witnessed by the
Spaniards, nnd the story niny simply
be another version of the El Dorado
myth.
The Mine El Dorado wns commonly
used te describe the city or country
THE TRAGIC STEAMER SULTANA.
12,100 Union soldiers, who had txfctt pris
oners at Columbia, Llbby, Anderson
vlllo and other Southern prisons, nnd
who had cither been exchanged or freed
by the flight of tbclr Jailers. The sol
diers wcro from the West, nnd there
wero several cases of 100 or so belong
ing to one regiment.
This was an enormous load for the
steamer and she mado slow progress
up tho river. Tho boat coaled at Mem
phis. After taking on an unusually
largo supply, she left Memphis at 8
o'clock at night, April 20, 1803. She
pulled out of the harbor for the last
time and started up the river. But she
did not go far. About ten miles above
Memphis, while all wcro asleep, tho
vessel exploded. It was 4 o'clock in
the morning, April 27, 1805, that the
Sultana waa wrecked, with a 'lots of
1,000 men, nearly all Union itoWlers.
One of the boilers burst, tearing out
ono whole sldo of the hull. The vessel
then listed to one side, while tho other,
which had caught lire, burned furiously
as tho swift gale fanned tho flames Into
a roaring blase. It waa a horrible
scene. Twenty-two hundred men wero
William Churchill, former consul to
Apia, Samoa, has recorded ono of tho
Wallctoa war songs, supposed to bo
about 400 years old, In a grnphaphono
belonging to tho bureau of ethnology.
which was the object of the search, but
n Inter usnge of the terra has -been Its
figurative application with regard to
nny region of more than common rich
ness, JSI Dorado County, in California,
was the scene of the famous gold finds
of '40, and since then tho expression
has been used to describe many gold
camps. Pittsburg Commercial Garotte.
CONSUMPTION OF INTOXICANTS
latsresttna Figures on the Drink
Bills of Four Lcsdlns Nations.
Tho British Board of Trado has Just
published some figures showing tho
consumption of wine, beer nnd spirits
In the countries of Europe and the
United States. The report emphasizes
one fact that Is generally overlooked
nnd that ts.tbat tho consumption of the
various Intoxicating beverages' Is con
trolled, very largely, by climate. Spirits
predominate for drink In the cold coun
tries', beer in tho moro modernto and
wines la tho southern sections. Thus
we sec that spirits nro used very large
ly in Scotland, northern Russia, 8we
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blown Into the air, and fell Into tho
water with the shattered ruins of the
onco proud Sultana. Many of tho men
were torn to pieces, whllo hundreds
sank beneath tho waves. , t '
Tho night was hideous with tbj cries
and moans of tho wounded nndjgrowu
Ing men who clung to tho. remains of
the wrecked craft. Tho Marble City
and Jenny Llnd were both In tho har
bor at Memphis, but having up no
steam, they could not go to the rescue,
rhe little steamer Gray Eagle happened
to bo coming down tho river, and pick
ed up about 400 of tho struggling men
and carried them to the United States
Hospital at Memphis. Occasionally
hero and there In tho North to-day can
be found a survivor of that awful night,
The El Dorado Myth.
El Dorado is the term now beard on
every side In connection with the placer
mines of Alaska and tho Northwest
Territory of Canada. Its derivation is
of Interest. In tho fifteenth century it
was rumored that thero existed In tho
northern part of South America a city
of great wealth called Manoa, whoso
king, El Dorado by name, was period
ically smeared with gold dust, until his
whole body had a glided appearance.
It was said that on these occasions ho
throw gold, emeralds and other pro
clous metals nnd gems Into a sacred
lake, In which ho afterward bathed.
Beginning In 1KJ2 tho Spaniards t,ent
many largo expeditions to search for
this phantom cltyiuiil most of them
ended disastrously, hundreds of lives
being lost. Ono explorer, Orollano,
averred that he found Kl Dorado In his
voyage down tho Amazon in 1540. Tills
was disproved, but tho hearch waH con
tinued down to the eighteenth century.
Homo of the results wcro the conquest
and settlement of Now Granatin, tho
making known to tho world of the
mountain region of Veaezucla, the dls-
den nnd Norway, beer in England and
Germany, whllo in France, Spain and
Italy wlno Is drunk nlmost to tho exclu
sion of other Intoxicants. From this It
would follow that beer) should bo chief
ly used In tho northern section of the
United States and wlno In tho southern.
What tb'e effect of high taxation Is
upon a nation's drink bill Is a subject
not well settled, whllo It Is well estab
lished that tho amount of spirits con
sumed varies with tho prosperity or
purchasing capacity of tho people; that
largo vintages and correspondingly
largo production of wine Increase the
amount of the per capita consumption
and that In most cases Increase In tax
ation and corresponding Increase In the
cost of intoxicants somewhat reduce
the amount consumed. There Is con
siderable variation In tho revenuo de
rived by different nations from the tax
ation of alcoholic beverages. In Great
Britain it is 80 per cent; lu Frnnce 10
per cent; in the United States 30 per
cent, and in Qe'rniauy 17W per cent,
The following tablo gives tho quanti
ty of wlno, beer and spirits, In gallons,
consumed per capita lnN tho couutrle.
named: '
Country Wine. Jlcer. Spirit.
United Kingdom , . 30.7 1.01
franco 2u&0 n'J i.W,
Ocrinnnr 1.00 Sftft 1.04
United Htate 0 22 13.7 08J
Probably tho largo amount of spirits
consumed in Germany Is duo somowhat
to tho fact that It Is cheaper there than
lu either Franco or Great Britain. Tho
showing In tho United States Is certain
ly cnedltable, for tho people consume of
alcoholic beverages very much below
tho a vera go of tho four nations,
ADAMANT
THE PERFECTION OF
WALL PLASTER!
A.TST SECURE PERFECT RESULTS
517 Ohamber of Commerce,
(Telephone Main SSIS), OHIOAOO.
ILWAUKII, Wit.
In Island of Ceylon.
Railway building has been carried on
with vigor of lato lu tho Island of Cey
lon. Tho beads of some meu are like va
cant rooms they lack furniture.
ETROIT, MICH.
WEST tUPf MM, Vttk
MURRAY & CO.,
ansitfa-bllssXieca. 1SQO
AMc Hi Fore Esci Co
123 HARTFORD BUILDING.
For Motels, Factories, Residences,
Public Buildings.
Always ready for us. Safe and durable. Does
not require expert to operate.
A. W. NOHE, General Manager.
SHEFFIELD AVENUE SHOEING SHOP
GEO. B. MILNE,
Practical Horse Shoer,
648 SHEFFIELD AVENUE,
NIAR LINOOLN AVI.
TlpHon
1QO.
Horses Shod on the Most Approved Princi
ples with Neatness and Dispatch.
Telephone Main 3376
Murphy & Lorimer
Brick Company.
ROOM 407 WESTERN UNION BLDG.
ASPHALT PAVfflG CO.
XITJIL.DI2US OF"
High-Class
Streets.
Suite 1401 and 1402 Title sod Trust Building,
Telephone Main 3152. 100 Washington Street.
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BLANKETS
SQUARE WOOL, all prices.
DUCK'LINED, square and'
shaped, all grades.
STABLE BLANKETS, llnedi
and unlined, all styles and.
qualities, cut to fit and)
guaranteed to stay on.
WATER -PROOF Horte andi
Wagon Covers.
WHITE DUCK Horse and Wa
gon Covers.
CHEMICAL DUCK Hors and
Wagon Covers.
ANYTHING that can be madt
out of Duck or Canvas.
Not Chans of eddreset
333 S. CANAL ST.
W. D. CURTIN & CO.,
Undertakers
FTCE3J
148-160 Walla Street,
Talaahan Narth SSS.
Embalmers
and Livery.
176 Grand Avenue,
TaJaahvna Main
LIVERY: 148 and 160 Wells Street.
WM. EISFELDT, JR.,
Funeral Director and Enbalmer,
LIVERY ai BOARDING.
86 and 88 Racine Avenue,
1387 North Clark Street.
TKLIPHONI
NORTH 870.
SEBHDDEZ
I NM Mat ""(
JOHN ADANK,
Livery, Boarding,
lANDi
JOHN ricOILLEN, Vict President and Oencral Ilanagcr.
JOHN P. AQNEW, Secretary.
LEONARD J. EASTLAND.
OEORQB DUDDLESTON.
TELEPHONK lOlO
Eastland & Duddleston
BUTCHERS
27 and 29 Market Street, Chicago.
Hotels, Club Houses and Restaurants Supplied.
1 A $7.00 OIVEN FREE
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331 and 333 Wabster Ava. (Tel. North 646.)
CHAS. BURMEISTER,
UNDER TAKER!
303 Larrabec Street,
mrtnus.
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The Mooney Boland Detective Agency. Founded 1870.
Incorporated 1890.
WM. J. SUTHERLAND, ROBERT J. FERNS,
Qenersl Msnsger Western Division. Qen.rsl Msnsger eastern Division,
JOHN BOLAND, President.
The Mooney & Boland Agency
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Special and Expert Detective Service.
Security Building, Chicago, 137 Broadway, New York,
Telephone Main Expree JJ. Telephone Courtlandt ipafo
Long Distance Telephone Connection.
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