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Pie Th- Blows Up.
Commentinf'on the explosion of a
huckleberry pie in a Paterson (N. J.)
boarding house a few days ago, the
Washington Star has this to say:
"Many warnings have been promulgated
against pastry. Some persons regard it
with such timidity, nay teraror, that they
would have it baked in a bomb-proof,
served under cover of a red flag and have
S·trrl lsmes oa it at.r u ..t -Ma"
persons consider pantry such a menace
to society that they would no sooner
think of engorging themselves with it
than to dispute the right of way with a
haughty chauffeur. They have weak
knees and weak stomachs. Perhaps as
many uncomplimentary and insanitary
things have been said about pastry as
have been said abotu hash, and the num
have been said about hash, and thesum
equaled by the number of things in
hash. It is hoped that the things in hash
are more becoming, polite and decorous
than the things said about it. But of this
one cannot be certain. There is a lways
more or less uncertainty in the matter
of hash. But pastry, despite the carping
of dietetic sensationalists. digestion ca
lamitists and stomachic pesismists, con
tinues to be an American institution,
and in the eyes of some patriots whose
patriotism is as sensitive as a soft corn,
'tis treason to say bah! or fudge! or to
use other disrespectful or discordant
speech against an American institution.
O# s oure, those traitors.whob reproach
the American institution of pastry have
certain facts to encourage them. It used
to be thought highly un-American to
protest against spitting on the side
walk, and Fourth of July cra~:kers.
crushers, busters and other toys of dis
memberment were things sacrosanct
But of late men have been bold enough
to assail these national institutions
wtihout being hanged and quartered
without benefit of clergy and attainder
of blood. So it may be that men may
protest against certain kinds of p stry
without being convictre of felonry or
contempt of pie. The opponents of pas
try only admit three kinds of pastry;
first, the kind that mother used to make;
second, the kind that cannot be eaten,
and, third, the kind that should not be
The Public School.
The Kansas City Journal thus states
a view of the broader function of the
public schools: "Of late years, par
ticularly here in Kansas City, it has
come to be recognized that education
is as important in the building up of
character as in the development of the
brain. Character building, which was
formerly supposed to be the provinc3
of the home and the Sunday school,
is now a distinctive feature of the pub
lic schools. This is a very fortunate
thing for the coming generation; at
tendance at Sunday school is not as
general as it might be, and even then
ts limited to one day in the week.
Moreover, the public school offers the
-nly opportunity for the development
of character in many children whose
home environment is not of the best.
Too often the indifference or ignor
ance of the parents reduces the child's
chances to grow in character at home
to a negative quantity. And where
the parents lack character the child's
ease is as hopeless as that a stream
can rise above its source. Character
building in the public schools makes
for a higher standard of citizenship
In the nation. It is carrying out the
ideas of the patriotic forefathers who
planned the country's institutions."
Economy in food does not imply pro
bibititon. It is neither vegetarianism,
fruttarianism, nutarianism, or any
kind of "ism." It means, writes the
author of "Economy in Food," in Cen
tury, simply temperance ,in diet, with
the application of available scientific
knowledge; the use of reason and intel
ligence, combined with a due apprecia
tion of the dignity of the body and the
necessity of meeting the daily wants
without imperiling that high degree of
efficiency which helps to render man
physically and mentally supreme. Prac
tically this implies the avoidance of
large quantities of proteid food so com
mnonly used by civilized man, with the
substitution of a dietary characterized
by a predominance of the lighter vegeta
ble foods. In this respect it leans some
what toward vegetarianism. The
heavier meats of our daily diet can be
advastas.emly replaced in part b.
-tesr Wictls dat iti less rie in pro
tisae am i musoree qotnsadta on ot
green vegetables, fraits and correspond
ung articles of food less prone to yield
otbectionable decomposition products.
SA traveler in the Panama eountry has
this to say-of one of his boatmen: "The
negro limped from a sore in his foot.
He explained that his toe had been at
sacked the previous night by a vampire
bat, which paid him frequent visits,
though he was never conscious of the
blood-saching piocess until he awoke."
A Georgia pot t says there is money in
literatare: He wrote a rhymed adver
tigment Air tIl grocery man and re
eeived therefor 9 whole ham sad a bar
Veo of Oq.
RAILROAD TO TAP BOLIVIA.
,ine 2,6)5 Miles Long Is Ahc.t to
Be Constructed in Is
Consul Mansfield, Valparaiso, Chili.
announces that the government of that
country proposes to construct a rail
way through the provinces of Tocna
and Arica into Bolivia. The latter
country is provided with poor facili
ties for getting about and the im
pression is strong that if Chili's plans
of constructing some 2,695-miles of
road are carried out a great commer
cial revolution will be effected. Re
garding the present conditions, Mr.
Mansfield speakp as,. follows:
toad-maklng - n Bolivia, owing to
the peculiar configuration of the coun
try, has many difficulties. The most
important roads have a total length
of 2.297 kilometers (1,426 miles). In
the loftiest parts of the Andes the
highways are little more than goat
paths, which have been cut by Indians
for the traffic of their beasts of bur
len. Along these mountain paths droves
of mules, donkeys and llamas are con
tinually going and coming, carrying
from the interior tropical fruits, cocoa,
yungas. coffee, etc., and taking back
from La Paz and other towns along
the routes flour, groceries, alcohol. etc.
The Internal trade carried on in this
manner will be largely increased once
the country is tapped with railways.
The government buildings, called
"postas," at intervals along the way
form a peculiar feature of travel by
road in Bolivia. In these pesthouses
travelers are provided, free of charge,
with a place wherein to rest and sleep,
and, for a trifling charge, with food
for themselves and forage for their
animals. Here, too, travelers can ob
tain relays of mules. The charge for
these relays is 20 cents a league (about
3% miles) per mule, and one real per
league for the Indians who go on foot,
qs many do, keeping ahead of the
mules, no matter at what pace the ani
mals may travel-eight, ten and even
twenty Bolivian leagues in a day (35
to 70 miles).
It is easy to imagine the radical
.hange that would be wrought by rail
ways in a country where such primi
tive customs prevail. Bolivia is a new
country waiting to be opened to the
commerce of the world. Until 25
years ago it resisted the introduction
of the electric telegraph, but now it
is clamoring for railways and for
more and more telegraph wires. In
exchange it offers some of the most
valuable, useful and necessary natural
products to be found on the globe. In
the opinion of those who know it best.
Bolivia is one of the most promising
qelds for investment in industrial de
velopment of any of the South Amer
TO DISPLACE TICKET AGENTS
I Machine Has Been Invented Which
Will Automatically De
An Italian engineer has recently pat
ented a machine which is designed to
take the place of the railroad ticket
agent, stamping, issuing and printing
the tickets automatically. In the Bo!
letino della Societa degli Ingegnerie c
degli Architetti Italiana of Rome Ric
cardo Salvadori describes the invention.
The tesserografo is an invention of
Signor Piscicelll-Taeggi and will do the
following things: Manufacture, on de
mand, every sort of ticket used on the
line for which the machine has been ad
justed; indicate the price of the ticket;
register this price in a total figure in
the manner of a cash register; total
separately the different items corre
sponuing to the different tickets;
number progressively the different
tickets; keep account of the number
of tickets issued for each class and of
the total number, duplicate the ticket
on a continuous ribbon and stamp ad
vertisements on the backs of the
tickets. Signor Salvadori says that
the advantages of the new machine
are apparent when we think of the
present system. In Italy it is neces
sary to provide the general store
with millions of tickets from which
the different stations are supplied;
the manufacture of these tickets must
be as carefully watched as that of
postage stamps or money, but it Is
difficult to maintain a rigorous in
spection. In many other respects
there are frequent opportunities for
fraud. The machine in question,
however, will eliminate all of these
defects and will not substitute new
ones for the old. The traveler simply
applies to the employe who has
charge of the machine and tells this
person the destination and class. The
machine then indicates to employe
and traveler the price of the ticket.
The money is then given the employe
and with a turn of the handle the
ticket is printed, duplicated and de
livered to the passenger. The ma
zhine is not complicate4.
Then Carie Qit -
Carrie Nation was silenced by a quick
witted conductor down in south Mis
souri recently. The smasher was in a
railroad car in which a half-intoxicated
man was talking. When the conductor
came through Carrie stood up and said:
"Corductor, do you permit drunken peo
ple to ride on your traint" "Yes, I
gassm so," replied the man in the uni
form, "If you keep still and behave
yourself." Carrie sank into her seat si
Governmental supervision of rail
roads may be studied in America, as ac
cording to good authority, the republic
of Mexico now controls betweap 8,000
and 4,000 miles of the principal railway
systems in that country, and at the pres
ent time taBultl4nE additional .ileage.
FIRST TRAIN IN IOWVA.
its Dar t,-re fromi Dav:er'o-t i:t1t
Yc ts Age Wres Saluted
Just 50 years ago people gathcr. re n
.he platform at 1)avenpcrt and boarded
the first passenger train on an Iowa
railroa:l. I he little engine, which
would now be spurned as a useless
combination of iron and brass, was at
ta hed to a combination Laggage car
and coach and a passenger coach. with
wooden seats and hard springs. This
irain, as it slowly steamed out of the
depot yard(s, was greeted with cheers
and with a salute of guns. It ran only
to Walcock, a siort distance frog
Davenport, and returned.
To-day Iowa, with its thousands' of
miles of railroads, its millions of dql
lars invested in rolling stock and rail
road properties, with its industries so
enormous, made possible by transpor
tation facilities, has forgotten the ini
tial trip of this little train.
The few men connected with the
road and the chosen few who were
asked to accompany the train on this
short journey will always remember
the details of the day. This little train
was the foundation for the great Rock
Island in Iowa. It was the result of
a protracted effort on the part of Iowa
pioneers to become a part of the com
mercial interests of the United States.
As early as 1828 William C. Redfield
suggested substantially the route upon
which the Chicago. Rock Island & l'a
cific railroad was located and built.
Twenty-two years later, in Iowa City,
on October 14. 1850. the company was
organized to build a railroad on a por
tion of that route. James P. Carlton
was chosen president. II. W. Lathrop
secretary and LeGrand Byington treas
urer of the company. The right of way
was easily secured, but there was but
little surplus capital in Iowa at that
time which could he spared for rail
In October, 1852. the Mississippi &
Missouri Railroad company was organ
ized to build a railroad from Daven
port to Council Bluffs. At the head of
,this new company were capitalists
from the eastern states and Chicago,
and such prominent citizens of Daven
port as Hiram Price. John P. Cook,
James Grant and Ebenezer Cook. As it
became apparent that this company
could command capital to build the
road. negotiations were opened with
the directors of the Iowa City & Dav
enport Railroad company by which its
franchises were transferred to the Mis
sissippi & Missouri company upon the
condition that the road would be built
through Iowa City. Meanwhile the
Chicago road was approaching Rock
On January 17, 1853, the legislature
of Illinois had incorporated the Rail
road Bridge company to build a bridge
across the Mississippi river at or near
Rock Island. Powerful opposition on
the part of the river cities and steam
boat interests was now organized, but
the courts decided for the bridge and
the work was begun in the fall of 1853
and completed in April, 1856. The
railroad was completed to Iowa City on
January 1, 1856, with a branch to Mus
catine, which was completed in July.
HE HAD THE WHOLE ISSUE.
Man Who Built Maine's First Rail
road Also Ran Bank in
Gen. Samuel Veazie. of Bangor. built
the first railroad in Maine, and also
founded the Veazie national bank.
which isdoing business to-day in the city
of Bangor, according to the Boston Her
ald. He had occasion to visit Boston
once, and made the trip by the cir
cuitous means of transportation used in
those early days. by stage. railroad and
steamboat. He arrived in Boston in the
evening, and went to the old Tremont
house for the night. All he had with
him was an old carpet bag, and, as he
was unknown to the clerk, he was in
formed that, having no baggage, he
would be expected to pay in advance.
"All right," said he, reaching into his
inside pocket. He drew out a pocket
book and took therefrom a $1,000 bill of
his bank. The clerk took it, got out his
bank detector and looked up the stand
ing of the Bangor institution. In a mo
ment he came back and said:
"That bank has issued but three bills
of that denomination."
"Yes," said the general. "and if that
one is not enough for you, here's the
other two," and he laid the bills before
the eyes of the astonished clerk.
Value of American Railroads.
According to the estimate of the
census bureau lately published the
commercial or market value of the
railroad property in the United States
reaches the enormous total of $11,244,
852,000. This one item in the in
ventory of the national wealth is many
times greater than the national debt
and the figures cannot be approached
by those of any other-country. Penn.
sylvania looms large in the magnificent
exhibit with A valj tlon of $1,420,60
000, with New York following at a long
distance with $898,222,000, and Illinoil
with $805,057,000. The vast wealth
represented by railroad property has
been created well within a century and
within the memory of many persons
The Age Limit.
Railway companies are beginning to
abolish the age limit in hiring men to
work for them. They have found, oddly
enough, tLt some of their employes be,
come more valuable as they grow older
Much Changed for the Worse.
Blobbs-Buggins' wife says he is a
Siobbs-Yes, and he used to be such
a good fellow, too.-phiade!phia Re,
CHINESE GAME OF CHE-FA.
[t Is Very Similar to the American
Method of Policy
It is a curious thing that here in a
.oimmunity where the Chinese gam
bling game of che-fa has flourished for
,any years comparatively few outside
jf those, who are devotees at the shrine
of the goddess of chance have even the
faintest idea of how the game is
played. says the Hawaiian Star.
Che-f is a very simple game indeed,
sod in its very simplicity lies the diffi
culty which the authorities here, as
$sewhere. find in suppression. It needs
t, apparatus or "layout" as do rou-.
lette" faro and other games of chance.
It does not even need a pack of cards
o- a susply of chips.
Simpl: judged as a gambling game
and caneding for the moment that it
is play ed on the square, che-fa has Its
allurements, for it is on that basis a
game in ishich every player has an
equal ehawce and the bank simply col
lects a perentage of the money staked.
Unfortundely for the players, how
ever, the? is not the slightest reason
for douhtng that the game as oroinari
ly conduced is as crooked as the tra
ditione.l log's hind leg.
The~e ire 36 characters on a che-fa
ticket, e-h representing some familiar
object Che non, tiger, moon, mouth.
silver nuney, gold money, box, centi
pede, d~, rat are among these, but
many d the characters represent
things vhich are not generally dis
cussed as polite society.
A pirson who wisnes to play the
game e;eks an agent and gives him
what nun he wishes, from five cents
up. at the same time indicating what
character he chooses. This character
is marked off on the agent's ticket and
hn - orctune seeker receives a slip ac
knowledging his bet or stake. Should
the particular character prove at the
drawing to be the winning number the
lucky player wins 3o times the amount
of his stake. Thus if he stakes five
cents he wins $1.50 or if he plunges
heavily with, say. a dollar he wins $30.
But he does not get all that he wins.
There ig t.h agent to be considered
and he collects ten per rent. of the
amourt of the winning, so that the
man who won $30 would only receive
$27 from the hands of the agent.
It is one of the odd traits in the Chi
nese character that made che-fa so
popular with them. They are devoted
believers in dreams. If a Chinaman
dreams of a rat, for instance, he will
lose no time in seeking a che-fa agent
and backing the rat to win and no
number of recurrent losses seems to
upset the Chinese faith in the heaven
sent sign for success. Of course, it is
apparent that if a man played on ev
ery one of the 35 characters he would
in all probability win, but his win
would be a loss, for he would only re
ceive :) times the amount of toe single
bet on the winning character, less the
agent's commission of ten per cent.
Such is the game of che-fa. Barring
only the dream portion of it, it does
not seem to possess any particular
allurements, and to some people even
the chance of betting that their dreams
will come true does not seem attrac
tive. Possibly the average American
does not have the same kind of dreams
as does the mild-eyed chink. That can
easily be imagined from a casual
glimpse at a Chinese meal and a re
flection of the possibilities of what
even a simple Welsh rarebit can ac
MOON CUT FROM EARTH.
Theory of Professor Pickering After
seeing the Volcanoes of
Prof. W. K. Pickering, of Harvard,
the astronomer, is here after a visit to
the Hawaiian islands. He makes the
inters:.ing statement that althc.:gh he
had never seen the volcanoes of Ha
waii previous to his trip there he rec
ognized in them old friends. He says
he met their ancestors from afar, as
it were, through a telescope, and they
are similar to those of the moon-that
is, those cf the engulfment variety.
While in Honolulu Prof. Pickering
delivered a lecture, in which he ad
vanced the theory that the moon was
originally a part of the earth and was
thrown off and that the Hawaiian
islands were about in the center of
this lunar genesis. The space that was
left when the moon material was
thrown off was the Pacific ocean. The
large volcanoes of Mauna Loa and Kil
auea on the island of Hawaii and Hale
akala on Maui were, Prof. Pickering
stated, in many ways exactly like those
he had observed through a telescope on
River That Bridges Itself.
For a long stretch the Colorado river
has bridged itself with logs of wood,
which have jammed so tightly from
one bank to the other that even dy
aamitc is powerless to clear them
4way. It was at first only a slight
jam of logs, which three or four men
could have dealt with effectively, but
it has grown at an enormous rate, and,
in some places, has become solid
ground. with vegetation and trees
growing upon it. Roads have been cut
through, over which teams cross fram
bank to bank as unconcernedly as
though a great river was not rolling
swiftly underneath. The monster raft
has become an object of interest to
tourists, but the authorities are tak
ing steps to break up the bridge as
soon as possible.
"Alice Flitter is such a restful
"Restful! She talks all the time."
"That's it; I never have to think
what to say when I'm with ber"-
'ropake Stats .'ourx.
THE TROLLEY IN MANILA.
Some of the Strange Things That Take
Place Along the Coun
Jack Harding says he will wear his
uniform all the time now-so he won't
sia'e to pay to ride on the street cars,
says the Manila Sun.
The newsaper fraternity are anx
iouely seeking Dickle Laflin-don't we
A Chino did the Catherine-wheel
act the other day-he tried to get off a
car 1 ackward.
P'eople living along the car lines
are tying their horses in"' front of
their hoases. Mr. Horse can't break up
any carromatas while getting used to
A cochero got out of his carretela
and held his horse's head the other
day when he saw a trolley car in the
distauce. The car passed, the horse
never moved-but the cochero climbed
a tel phone post.
A motorman lost control of the
brake the first day of the opening of
the car lines and dashed madly down
the Escolta end of the bridge of Spain.
The watching crowd surged wildly
backward, ladies screamed and Mark
er. of the Kiosha Habanero. clutched
his cash register. As the car took the
curve the motorman reversed his cur
rent, and the car swung protestingly
around, grunted a couple of times and
stopped. Everybody breathed again
and Marker began to figure on how
much he could have sued the company
for if the car had left the track and
dasher' into his place of business.
An old mujer stopped the car the
other day and tried to climb in. She
had a pig, a bundle of zacate and some
three pecks of vegetables with her,
and wanted to take the whole lot
aboard but the car sailed merrily away
ann left her angrily expostulating.
All conductors have received special
instructions not to let Mayor Brown
ride on the footboard.
When an American sees one of the
street cars for the first time he grins
a bit and then looks around to see if
anyone is watching him. A Filipino
stares at it as though he believes the
devil was somewhere inside. A Cni
namrr:ar. doesn't look at the car at all
he stares at the wire above and won
ders what makes the car go.
A trolley car isn't so very different
from an automobile. I saw one stand
ing In the middle of the Escolta the
other day, while three men lay on
their backs under It and softly swore
as they tried to see why it wouldn't
Another word has been coined-trol.
leycartis. Filipinos suffering from it
stand in the middle of the sidewalk
and block the traffic both ways.
Several people have said that the
trolley car reminded them of home,
but it remained for an American lady
to remark that the zephyrs skitting
over the Santa Ana paddy fields were
a regular "trolley car breeze, just like
we have in Ohio."
SAVING SUGAR FROM BUGS
Hawaiians Import Sandwich Island
Insects to Kill Lice That In
In the Sandwich islands they are
protecting sugar by studying certain
varieties of insects that have manifest
ed more interest in sugar consumption
than redounds to the welfare of hu
man trade in that article. The insects
are leaf heppers, jumping relatives and
enemies of common plant lice, and
what with their belligerencies with
these, their kindred, and with the mi
nute dryinidae, who attack and pester
them, lead a life free from all mo
The Hawaiians have allied them
selves with the dryinids, importing the
latter in large numbers, in order to
assist in keeping down the leaf hep
pers, but at present only with par
tial success, owing to the fact that
some of the introduced kinds do not
prey on these insects. Any leaf hep
per attacked by a dryinid may be
reckoned as good as dead, for even
the contents of its head and eyes are
mercilessly sucked dry by the in
vaders. But the old rhyme about little
fleas and lesser flies is forcibly em
phasized in the case of the dryinids,
since they in turn are attacked by
hyper-parasites, who press them hard.
In one instance, from about 50 cocoons
of several species of parasites obtained
near Cairns, one solitary male alone
emerged, all the others falling prey
If you see an advertisement from
Honolulu offering for 15 cents a pack
age of seeds of the lantana, which is
represented as "Hawaii's beautiful,
multi-colored flowering shrub," don't
send for it. A Honolulu dispatch says:
"Instead of the lantana being a desira
ble shrub it is the worst agricultural
blight that the islands have known.
Scores of rich valleys and gulches on
the island of Molokai, Manu and Ha
waii have become impassable frrests
through the spread of the lantana."
New Zealand Workshops.
The state workshops of New Zealand
have been working overtime lately,
building new rolling stock for their
railroads, on account of the rapid in
crease of travel. There are few coun.
tries more interestingly or more scen
ically wonderful than this South Sea
colony.-From "In the Trail of the
Traveler," in Four-Track News.
His Little Joke.
The shah of Persia has his own ideas
of fun. At Ostend the other day he
cut the string that held !00 toy bal
loons a woman was offering for sale.
Having laughed heartily at her dis
tress as the balloons rose into the air,
the shah .aid her far tLbm
FACTS ABOUT EOREA.
The people are miserably poor.
The country is aristocracy ridden.
Game abounds; the soil is .ery f, rtil,.
All the people are timid and peaceful.
The Korean men ar, tall and hand
The women are squat. -hapele.s anil
Its landscapes are gems. winter or
The peasant is bled to the limit of
The king's retinue is gorgeous in silk
Justice is bought and sold. Officials
buy their places.
The country is healthy and delightful
all the year round.
Seoul's nayor was chosen because of
his skill in sorcery.
It is considered. In natural beauty,
the Italy of the orient.
Taxes are farmed out like in France
before the revolution.
Korea has no religion. uhltilliistut was
disestablished years ago.
The better class of women are never
allowed to appear in public.
Seoul, the capital. is mean and
squalid beyond description.
Merchants who apprar prrsperoun ar,
tortured until they make "'ans" to the
The king orders displa :; of ;evils
and performances of magicians for royal
RAISED FROM A DEATH-BED.
Mr. Pitts, Once Pronounced Incurable,
Has Been Well Three Years.
E. E. Pitts, 6O IHathaway St.. Skow-
hegan. Me., says: "Seven years ago
my back ached and I was so run down
that. I was laid s:p
four mont hs. I
had night swveats
and fainting spells
and dropped to 94)
poumnds. The urine
passed every few
minutes with in
tense pain and
looked like blood.
Dropsy set in and
o the dctorsdecided
I could no; live.
My wife got me using Dan's Kidney
Pills, and as they helped me 1 took
heart, kept on and was cured so thor
oughly th;at I've been well three years."
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Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
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Cellent style, easy fitting, and surerijr wearin
hose that cost you $s.00 to $7.00- e oly
ierence is te price I could take you t
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ir of Doglas soes is provde, you would realznt.
W. L. Dougias $3.50 shoes have by their ti
celuent style, easy fitting, and an eriorwearlng
quauties, achieved the largest Tale of any $3.50
shoes producen the world. They ae lust as good as
thosIf I that cost you the dif.0 to 7.00-the oel
difference is the price. If I could take you kite!
my factory at Brockton, Mass., the larofest he
akhe world under one roD making men's fine
shoes, and show you the care with whIch evy ho
pair of Douglape fits shoes s meade, you would re oalize
why W. Lt Douilas 3.0e shoes any othe test
shoes producn the markn the world.
e I could show you the difference between the
shoes made in my factory and those of other
makes, you would understand why Douglas
$3.50 shrts cost more to mnake, why they hold
their shape, fit bett-r, wear lncger, ed are of
greter Intrnsic value dethaer n eerany other 3.re0
shoe on the market to-day.
W. L. Douglas hoes ar o sold holl l o
Mn, $3.50, $2.0f1 RogysnSchool A
Dsro" Wsoo,$2.50, $2, $1.75,$1.5h
CAUTiON ,-Insist upon b-firing W L.Itong
las shoes. Take no substitute lono genuine
withurst his name and price stamped on bottom.
WANTED. A shoe dealer In every town 'there
W. 1. Douglas Shoes are not sold Full lino of
samples sent free for inspection upon request.
Fast Coher Egelets used; they will not wear brassy.
Write for Illustrated Catalog of Fall Styles.
W. I.. DOUGLAS, Brockton, Mass.
On the Trait as rowed th
trail from Texas
lifb a Fish Brand to Motna
a FISH BRAND
8licker, used for
PommetSl cer an overcoatwhe
cold, a wind ccat
when windy, a rain coat when it rained,
and for a cover at night if we got to bed,
and I will say that I heve gotten more
omfor, out of your slicker than any other
one article that I ever owned."
(Tbe tame and addrem of the writer of attb
ansolicited letter may be had on application.)
Wet Weather Garments for Riding, Fralk.
ing, Working or Sporting.
HIGHEST AWARD WORLD'S FAIR, 1804.
A. J. TOWER CO.
TOWER CANADIANR I
CURES I5oc. and $l .O.
Send for Circular with Dfreetions.
Dr. EARLS. SLOAI, 615Albany St.,Boston.ass.