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A painstaking mathematician esti
mates the average number of hairs in the
human head to be 127,920.
Twelve States the size of Pennsylvania
could be carved out of the Territory of
Alaska, with enough left over to make a
State like South Carolina.
The Grand Army of the Republic has,
during its thirty-one years of existence,
carried on its rolls the names of more
than COO.OOO men who served honorably
during the war.
There are 250 classes and values of
stamps made by the government. Five
dollars is the highest value among post
age stamps, but newspaper stamps reach
the hundred dollar mark, while a rev
enue stamp may represent $5,000.
Dr. Wm. C. Whinter says deaf mutes
can be taught to speak. All over conti
nental Europe, to-day, dumb children
are learning how to use their voices ar
ticulately, and the old manual system of
communication between them by signs
ha3 beeu abandoned.
Brussels has 451 electric clocks in ser
i vice, all governed by the master clock,
, which in this case Is the town clock.
Each minute all the hands of the clocks
in the circuit are advanced one minute
by the action of a current Impulse sent
out by the master clock.
A hole three-quarters inch in diame
ter has been drilled through steel to a
depth of twelve inches in fifteen min
utes. The speed of rotation was 1,000
revolutions per minute, and the oil was
supplied under pressure, at the rate of
two gallons per minute, through a tube
in the drill.
At a wedding in Fredericksburg, Va.,
lately, the bride wore a gown of white
moire silk,, trimmed with rare old lace,
which hud been worn by her great-great-grandmother,
Miss Pendleton, of Vir
ginia, who became the wife of John
Penn, one of the signers of the Declara
tion of Independence.
A few weeks ago over 4,000, persons
narticinated in the Christian church's
nnmmunion service at Tomlinson hall at
Indianapolis. The gathering is believed
to be one of the largest of the kind in
tuft hlstnrv nf this nnuntrv. Thirty-two
deacons distributed the bread and the
wine, of which latter ten gallons were
Donald Murray, a newspaper man of
I Sydney, New South Wales, ha3 Invented
land patented a device by means of which
an operator in New York, witn a Key
board before him like that or an orai-
jnary typewriter, not only can produce
. typewritten copy in jew uneans, out u
Jis claimed that he can operate a type
J setting machine there and deliver his
(matter there in lead, ready for the forms.
A remarkable locomotive perform
ance is the long run made between Ev
anston, Wyo., and Omaha, Neb., on the
Union Pacific, a distance of 955 miles.
The train was made up of one baggage
and two special cars, the weignt or tne
three cars beine 264.775 pounds. The
(weight of the engine and tender in work
ing order was 226,833 pounds, making the
Votal weight of the train 491,608 pounds.
iXhe highest speed attained was seventy
jight miles an hour, which was held for
ja distance of thirteen miles. The aver
age running speed from. North Platte to
vlrand Island, 137.5 miles, was 61.1 miles
in hour, and from Grand Island to
.jraaha, 153.4 miles, it was 57.52 miles per
jhour, while for this whole distance the
)iverage running speed was 59.17 miles
i The largest gun ever built in the world
Is now being constructed at the Bethle
jhem iron works for the defense of New
York harbor. This enormous piece of
ordnance will weigh, when completed,
,126 tons. The caliber of the new gun
vill be sixteen inches. The length, from
.ireech to muzzle, will be forty-nine feet,
Uo inches. Through the breech in a
vertical line the gun will have a meas
urement of exactly Ave feet. Mr. Meigs
computes the weight of a shot for the new
gun at a little over 2,300 pounds. The
powder charge for the American gun will
weigh nearly 1,000 pounds. Provided ex
treme elevation for range could be ob
tained, a shot from the New York har
bor gun should be able to travel more
than sixteen miles. The greatest known
irange ever attained was from the fa-
mous "jubilee shot" In England. The
finance measured about twelve statute
Are necessary to a business, o
For those who can afford JJ
it, we have the best piano jj
money can buy the New o
Knabe. Then the favorite J
Vose, a piano of high qual- g
ity at a modest price. Fi- &
nally, the best pianos we
can buy to sell as low as jj
$200. Always the most for
your money, whatever the
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931-023 Main St
KANSAS CITY, M0.
Oldest and Largest Music House
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ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC
TV. a PnV Talanrt la fnrftmnst in AdODttllSt sUlT
plan calculated to Improve speed and give
tnat luxury, saieiy ana cumiun iu uv yvy
ular patronaga demands.
Its equipment is thorougalyjcomplete with
BEST DINING CAR SERVICE
IN THE WORLD,
Pullman Sleepers, Chair Cars, all the most ele
gant and of recently Improved patterns.
Its specialties are
Fast Time, Courteous Employes,
First-class Equipment and
First-class Service Oiven.
For full particulars as to Tickets, Mapa
Rates, apply to any Coupon Ticket Agent in
the United States, Canada or Mexico, or ad
dress JOHN SEBASTIAN, G. P. A., Chicago.
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the following diseases.
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Xeti rat gia
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M'ain in thti Hack
All lVeaknesnen In
i njurs ii'4 wi-
t Ret tl
Usli fop cnSy
Is good fur
i sent with an ordery.
for a po.oo Lai, not
later than thirtvaa vs
from date of imsf"
We nmk this Spcrlnl rnpreredented Offer to yulokly
IntruUuce aihI Obtain iigeuta in iew j.octuiues
To quickly iiitrtxliicA and oMin KnU in an mny iw Iwilitirn aspomilila
ftir l)r. Ilomo'l Nfw ImiirovM KlpctricBcIti aim Appliance, wa hva flMhiw to
oil for SO dv only, our No. 4 Pr. Horn' New Improved Keitul.r tMM Kleclrio
Belt fr only Sil.toa, apncatliat will ni it poiniuie mr every permm readinaiiiii
idvertlnenient to ft one of mtr liet Belts at a linmiiial pru-e. Never la lha III.
teryef aur haalaeM aava wa affereil la aril this Bell at aaek a price, Imtwewaut
in agcnl in your locality, aim wo neue mat n jourayipmyirawm." nru
pleaMd with it that you will either act i our agent or help u to et on.
Brnratber, the Bolt we ara offrriiiR yn for only il.(l61a our No, 4 Dr. Horne'a
New Improved Hegular I'JO.W) roinbinaliun Belt for men or women. It la ailjut
able anl can ha worn ly any mrmhernf the family. Knapeuaory frea altli aery
Male Belt. It la the Ixtut Belt we iiianufai'ture; In fact, the Beat oa Karth, an ! we
make no exception to thl atatpinant. We have aulJ hiiiidn-tU, yea, thouaand of
them, up to ilrMXI. There i not a family but what ahould have one of thee Bella,
i)t it. It will last yon for years with proper care, and will lave itnelf in doctor hilla
n lime. over. These Electric Belt! hive cured thousands and wilt cure you If yon
will only live it a trial, as the many testimonials which wo publish in tiurrtalue i
''r"V' YOU RUX N3 RISK DEAUXQ WITH US.
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belts we are perfectly willing to send it to your nearenl express otllcc, C. O. D., ao jt.
that vou can sea ana examine u nee or any roi, jui me same . n ou nnm imu
our office or go Into any store, and if you aro perfectly satitlled with II, pay uieex
n .iient the nrica of the Belt and rxnrri.s charses ami take it; otherwise it will
be returned to us. Can any fairer offer he nmde yon than this t W a are theonly
mnnufactuior of Klectrio Belts who send Belts t'. O. II., without ankluit one cent in
advance. If yon wish tn send cash with order we will prepay all express cuartfe
and (iiariintea the Belt to be exactly as represented, or forfeit $1(10.00.
v;e HAVE K3 w offered you an opportunity of your life
ami if you do not accept it yon may be sorry f.ir it, as we shall never nuain offer
this Belt st such a price. It seems needless tossy thai we aie siistaiiiinu a losaon
every Belt we sell at Ilia above nrice, but It i cheeper to Introduce them in new lo
calities in this way than to semi traveling men to do it for u. I f you want one of
these belta OTTT OTTT OOUPOPI
and send to us with your waist measure in Inches. Don't delay. Ordar today It
possible, otherwise you may forjet it.
Dn. llmi Elects Belt & Truss Oa.
112-114 BEARSQRK ST., CHISAGO, ILL, U.S.A.
P. 8. - If yon have no me for an Klectrio Belt please hand or mail this adver
tisement to some one that you know, who Is not enjoying food health. By doing
this you will favor them and us. Wa want a good ent in every locality to whom
wa can give steady employment. W' only employ those who hava used our Delta
and en spek of their merit from perwmal experience.
REI'KRi;Nt'ES:-A to our reliability we refer to any Ex pres Company, jr-'.,.'
any Bank in Chicago, and the many thousand all over the United Htutca who I. ..
havausedour Electric Belt and Appliance during the pant 20 years. ' ., .
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First published October 27, 1897.
In the DIstriot court of Shawnee county, Kansas.
N. W. Vandyke, plaintiff, vs. L. Vandyke, defd't.
L, Vandyke, the above named defendant, will
take notice that she has been sued for a divorce
In the above named court by said defendant,
and that she must answer in said action on or
before the 27th day of December, 1897, or the pe
tition tiled in said action will be taken as true
and judgment rendered accordingly.
A. A. GRIIIAM, Attorney for Plaintiff.
Attest: K. M. Cockrell, Clerk District Court.
First published November 17, 1897.
Notice to Holders of Bonds.
In accordance with th3 directions of an act
relating to redemption of bonds issued to rail
road companies, which took effect March 16, 187,
I hereby give notice that the county of Dickin
son, State of Kansas, will on the 15th day of Jan
uary, 18IW, at the fiscal airency of the State of
Kansas, In the city of New York,8tate of New
!ork, redeem the following described bonds
levied by the said county of Dickinson, to-wlt:
Numbers from 1 to 116, inclusive of numbers 1
and 116, issued July 1,1887. in aid of the Chicago,
Kansas Sc Western Railway Company; and num
bers 1 to 100, Inclusive of numbers 1 and 100,
issued June 1. 187, in aid of the Chicago, Kan
sas & Nebraska Railway Company; and num
bers 117 to 176, inclusive of numbers 117 and 176,
issued November 1, 1887, in aid of the Chicago,
Kansas &. Wostern Railway Company, each num
ber being itself a bond for l,000.
Holders of said bonds are hereby notified that
on the 21st day of January, 1808, said bonds will
cease to bear Interest, and they are hereby noti
fied to present same at the said fiscal agency of
the State of Kansas, hereinbefore mentioned,
for redemption. C. H. PATTISON,
County Treasurer Dickinson County, Kansas.
Abilene, Kas., November 0, 1807.
Geo, "Wm Olfxrlr,
(Late Judge Court of Appeals.)
Attorney and Counselor,
501 Kansas Avenue, : TOPEKA, KAS.
PROMPTUY SENT TO EVERY f.lAN WHO NEEP3 A GENERAL ORACINQ UP.
IT BRINGS PERFECT MANHOOD TO ALL.
. -TheIeeliSlfvenr 0.08' INSTITUTE, of Como, II).
GRATUITOUSLY, GLADLY SENT to all men who need It and who will writ for It.
a i - ir.a mn t twla ara aadl In nfll of the rloht Had of madical treatment for weaKnea pfcanar to men. many
I'lRE'E are due to overwork, worry and general nervoua debility. It
nn whnt the raaM may have been, the fact aatill remaine that they aU reauire proper .ww,iu -
medical attention uusuuiazAii. ...in
Write oa at once, elvlnB o deaorlptlonM yqm 'cam arirl we wlll prepa m i you a J?" "0"
failare is imposaible with our method'. We have thousands of testimonials from all oyer the world.
READ WHAT THESE PATIENTS 8AY
Haraia. N. D.. Jan. 29. 18V5.
Oimu,-l wish to expras my
heartfalt thanks for the result of my
treatment. Durinf the last two weeks
that I took your treatment the Improve
ment was remarkable. I hae had no
erolsslons or other symptoms since tak
n yoar medicine. My friend ara all
surprised at the Improvement In my
general appearance. Hoping that you
auay svar prosper, I remain,
Hundreds of similar letters are now oa file in oar bualness office, and all are bona fide expreaaions of
.i " li iiJ Tno H.u. -rt.lnr la na. and remtmlm) that we are not only a reeponalrile iDatltn.
BuBCBAio, Wasb , Mar. 28, 1896.
PbyicianJ ItuittuU, Chicago:
Diaa Bias, I have nearly finished my
course of treatment, and And myself a
different man. 1 cannot find words
enough to praise and express the deep
gratitude 1 feel toward! you. Tour
treatment Is limply wonderful. I am
perfectly cured and thank you a hun-
llmM .ntt will keln OU all I DOS.
nay uoa oust you ana j"ur
lours truly. M. a. r.
lores, la., June 19, 18M.
Phytiriam' Itutilutt, Chicago:
Mi Dxaa fsimns,- Please accept my
thanks for the kindness you have dona
ma. Losses have entirely stopped and
vigor has retained. I am all O. K. 1
am better than I have been for 15 yean.
I do not feel like the tame man. All
my friends when they meet me, lay,
"What have you been dolnet Never
aw a man come out like you. '
ira are now oa nie in onr DUHinees ornco. ana an are rasa ""TT
t delay writing to oa. and remember tnat we are pot only a rwponalhl) inatltn
the larert medlool Institntein America that makes a specie tyof iSXVALA&a
fOVS DHSAdia. Inoiose S cents lor poautfe on inaatciae, wiuvu iwb i""3""
PHYSFJMS' illSTITUTE, 1ES5 Lcnlc Tcspls, CHIG1G0, ILL .
permently cured men. Do not delay writin
tion tn every way, out onn is sua