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rjx on incomes.
Tbv, "3111 for K Ulnar Revenue) by
It U ft Var-Reachlne; Measure, and la De.
Ipicd, If Enacted Into Law, to Take
Effect Ja inary I, 1808 Bnm-
mar of It Provision
Washington, Jan. U. The ways and
means committee Y:M completed the In
come tax bllL The last work was done
to-day, an the bill is now in the hands
of the r,ublio printer. The substance
of the bill la as follows:
That from and after the 1st day of January,
1W, there shall bo levied, collected and paid
annually upon the (tain, profit and Incomo of
crery person residing In iho United States, or
any citizen of the United States residing
abroad, derived. In each preceding calendar
y'ear, whether derived from -any kind of
property, rents. Interest, dividend Or
salaries, or from -any - profession.
trade, employment or vocation carried
on lit Iho Ilnlte.l Stntn IW lu.l,. on
11 dividends, annul He or Interest paid by
corporations or associations organized for
pront oy virtue of the laws of the United
States, or of any state or territory, by means
of which the liability of tho Individual stock
holders is la any wise limited, in cash, scrip
or otherwise, and the net income of all such
corporations In 'excess of In cash, scrip or
otherwise, and the net income from any other
sources whatever, a tax of t per centum on the
amount so derived over and above (4.000, and a
ltko tax, shall be levied, collected and paid an
nually upon tho gains, profits and Income from
all property, and of every business, trade or
profession carried on In the United States by
persons residing without the United States
und not citizens thereof.
The tax herein provided for shall be assessed,
collected and paid upon the gains, profits and
income for tho yonr ending the 8lst day of De
cember nex; preceding the time for levying,
collecting and paytn? suid tax.
A SWEEPING UEASURS "
Bee. 2. In estimating the gains, profits and
Income of any person there shall be included
all Income derived from Interest upon notes,
bonds and other securities as- Drofits realised
' within the year from sales of real estate pur-
cnosea Trunin tne year or within two years
previous to the year for which income Is esti
mated; Interest received upon all notes, bonds,
mortgages or other forms of Indebted
ness ocaring interest, whether paid or
not. It good and collectable, less the
tntorest which has become due from
said person during the year; tho.amount of all
premium on londs. notes or coupons; the
amount of sales of live stock, sugar, wool, but'
ter, cheese, pork, beef, mutton or other meats,
hay and grain or other vegetable or other pro
Auctions being the growth or produce of the es
tate of such person, not including any part
thereof consumed directly by the family; all
other gains, profits and Incomo derived from
any source whatever and tho share of any per
son of the gains or profits of all companies.
wnotner incorporate.! -or partnership, who
would no entitled to the same if divided,
whether divided or otherwise, except
tho amount of Incomo received from
institutions or corporations whoso officers are
required by law to witlAiold a per centum of
the dividends. Interest gains, or profits and
Incomes mado by such institutions, and pay
tho same to tho officer authorized to receive
the same; and except that portion of the salary
or pay recelvea lor services in the civil, mill
tarv, naval or other service of the United
States, including senators and representatives
and delegates in congress, from which the tax
has been deducted: and except that portion of
any salary upon which the employer Is re
quired by law to and doe i withhold the tax and
pays the same to the oftlccr authorized to re
' And in addition to $1,000 exempt from income
tax as herein before provided, all national,
state, county and municipal taxes, shall be de
ducted from the gains, profits or Income of the
person who has actually paid the same,
wnctner such person be owner, tenant or
mortgagor; losses actually sustained during
the year'nrlsln? from liros, shipwreck or In
curred in trade and not covered by Insurance
or otherwise compensated for, and debts ascer
tained to be worthless, but Including all es
timatcd depreciation of values and losses with
in the year; on sales of real estate purchased
two years previous to the year which income
is estimated; provided, that no deduction
shall be made for any amount paid out for new
buildings, permanent improvements, or better
ments, mado to Increase the value of any
property or estate.
Provided further that only ono deduction of
M.0W shall be mudc from the aggregate income
of all tho members of any family composed of
ono or both parents and one or more minor
cutMren, of husband and wife; that guardians
sliu',1 be allowed to muko a deduction of (1.000
in Invor of each and every ward, except in
case where two or moro wards are comprised
In cue family and have joint property Interest
tho abrogate deduction to their favor shall
not exceed H.OJX
AS TO FEDEIIAI. EMPLOYES.
Provided further that in casos where the
sabry or other compensation paid to any per
sot In the, employ or in the service .of the
Lilted States shall not exceed the rate of
&1.XJ0 per annum, or shall be by fees,
or uncertain or irregular in the amount,
or In the timo during which the
gtme shall have accrued or been earned, such
silary or other compensation shall bo included
1 estimating the annual gains, profits or in
ame of tho person to whom the same shall
hive been paid and shall Include that portion
a any income or salary upon which a tax has
rot been paid by tho employer where the em
Hoyer Is requirod by law to pay an excess over
Section 3 provides methods and means for
tic return or assessment of all Incomes to be
tlxed. Every person wlth.an Income of more
turn 13,500 Is required to render, on a blank to
.bt furnished by the government, a full state
ment of his income, gains or profits for tho
table year.. All guardians, trustees, exec
utors and receivers are requirod
td make returns for the ' persons for
wtom they act. Persons having less than
13500 are not required to make report. All re
ttrns have to be verified by oath. Where the
pony to be taxed falls to make return the
deignated collector, who will be an agent of
tq United States commissioner of Internal
rejrenue. Is required to make out the list from
sh facts as are available, and, after the tux
lsssessed, to add 60 per cent, as a penalty,
mere a false or fraudulent return Is made a
ptialty of 100 per cent, is added to the tax.
HfSnt Is gives to take oath that an income is
nc as much as tt.000, and if the deputy col
lector disagrees and assesses the Income, ap
peal Is allowed to the collector of internal rev
enue of the district.
there, on this appeal, a decision adverse to
thi applicant is rca-.-hed, a Anal appeal to the
UteU stutes commissioner of internal reve
nue is provided for. Final provision of this
action is that due notice shall be given to de
UHueuts before an ofBoial assessment of their
pnperty is made and the penalty tax levied,
fee. 4. All the Income taxes are to be due on
. Juy 1 of each year. To all taxes of which due
notice has bean given, and which are not paid
fol tea days after July 1, a penalty of 5 per
ceL of the unpaid amount is added and there
after Interest at the rate of 1 per cent, per
mjnih from the time the tax became duo.
fatea of deceased, insane or Insolvent Der
ails are exempted from this penalty.
T MON-HESiriKNTS MUST FAY UP.
leo. 6. Every non-resident person or. cor
poration owning property in the United States
o receiving an income from the United States
stall pay taxes on Incomes received just as if
ildentlntbe United states novision lor
e exemption of Incomes under 14.000 as iwell
for taxation of delinquent taxpayers is same
as In cases of resident citizens.
Sec. ft That there shall be collected a tax ol
t per cent, cn all dividends lo scrip or money
thereafter due. whenever the same be payable
to stockholders, pollcty holders, Including non
residents, whether eltlxeas or aliens, as
part of the earnings, incomes - or. galas
of any bank, trust company, savings
Institution, and of any tire, marine, life or
1 other Insurance oompany, whether specially
Incorporates or existing unaer general taws,
and on B tadlxtrlbuted sums, made during'
the year to their surplus funds; and said
banks, trust companies, etc, shall pay the
said tax. and are hereby author'! aad re
quired to deduct all payments made on ac
count of any diviaenoa, oue euu payauw ma
aforesaid, the tax of I per cent Aad a list or
ret lira shall be made aad rendered to the col
lector ea or hefon the teat day of she month
fallowing that to which say dividends be
come loe.' containing a true account of the
Umoont of taxes: and there shal) be. annexed a
Idoolaratloa of the - president or cash-
I 1st, under ' -oath. Is form as prescribed,
that the same sootalns a faith
.! default In thf making ol such list or return
(Wit sstetUttftflS) kWMMd, US pas M,
shell pay a pensltv of fl.OOO, and in ease of de
fault In rendering said list or return, of of de
fault In thepaymHat at the tax, the asies
ment and coilectlas Of the tax anl penalty
shall be in ercordance with the general pro
visions of law In other eases of negtact- provid
ed that the tax upon dlvlrfdv)f life insurance'
companies shall not b tleemed due until such
dividends are payable, nor shall the portion of
rMlutos Nturned by mutual life companies
set? holders nor the Interest sllowedor
'aid to the depositors In savings banks or in
stitutions bo considered dividends.
8ec 7. That any bank, building association
or other banking Institution omitting to make
divldonds or additions to IW surplus as often
as six months, shall make a list in duplicate
tinder oath to the deputy collector of Internal
revenue, on January 1 and July l.of the amount
of profits accrued by sild lnrtltutlon during
six months preceding and shall present on
list to the collector of the district and pay I
per cent, on such profits, and in default shall
be subject to the penalties prescribed In tho
foregoing soctlon; provided that whan any
dividend is made which includes any part of
the surplus which has been assessed and paid
tho amount of duty so paid on that portion of
the surplus or contingent fund may be deducted
irom ine duty on such dividend.
Sec. 8. That any railroad or canal, turnpike.
canal navigation company, any telephone, fie
graph, electric light and gas company or wa
ter company, and any street railway company
or other corporation lndelted for any money
or wnicn oonas nave oeen issued upon which
Interest is to bo paid, or any such company
that may have declared any dividend In money
payable to its stockholders as part of Its earn
ings, and all profits of such company shall be
subject to a tax of 2 per cent, on the amount
of all such Interest or coupons, dividends
or profits, whenever the samo shall be
payalde, and to whatsoever party, and said
companies are authorized to withhold from
nil payments, on account of interest due and
payable, the tax of 2 per cent., and the pay
ment of the amount of tax so deducted from
the Intorcst aad certified by the president
or treasurer or other principal accounting of
ficer, shall dlschnrge said company from that
amount of the dividend or coupon on bonds,
except where said companies may have con
Sec. 8 requires that all officers of the gov
ernment receiving more than HMO shall pay
a tax of 2 per cent, which It shall he the duty
of all paymasters and disbursing officers to de
duct and withhold to the credit of the govern
ment. Tho payment of priza money is re
garded as an income from salaries, and the
regular tax collected therefrom.
Section 10 amends section 3167 of the exist
ing internal-revenue law, so that any collector
or otner otneer or internal-revenue agent who
divulges in any way the operations, apparatus
or manner of working of any manufacturer or
producer visited by him in collection of Income
tax. shall be subject to a .mo not to exceed
1,000. or imprisonment for one year, or both,
and shall be dismissed from office and bo for
ever thereafter incapable of holding any office
Section 3172 Is amended so that deputy col
lectors shall from time to-time proceed through
every district inquiring after and concerning
all persons liable to pay any tax. and shall
make a list of such persons and their owning.
Section 3,173 is amended so that any person,
f partnership, firm, association or corporation
iable to any special tax or duty not otherwise
Srovided for. on July 1. shall, on tho 1st of
lurch preceding the -.time when such taxes
are due, make out under oath a return of their
dutlablo goods or Incomes When this is
not done It Is required that deputy collectors
shall make out the list. A collector Is given
the power when the proper person can not be
found in his own district to enter any other
collection district where such person may bs
found, and. to make tho examination.
EVASION OR FRAUD.
Section 316 Is amended so that where the
person to be taxed refuses to make a return list
or makes one which is deemed fraudulent the
collector shall havo power to enter the prem
ises and make his own, adding a penalty of M
per cent, for refusal or neglect, and of 100 per
cent, for fraud. The sickness or absence of the
party to be taxed gives the collector tho right
to allow not exceeding thirty days In which
the delayed list may be offered.
Section 12 requires every corporation doing
l usiness for profit to make return of amount of
dividends under oath that it is true In nmouut,
in such manner as may be prescribed by the
Section 13 prescribes that every corporation
shall make return, beginning with IMtt. of all
the following matters: (II Gross profits; (21
expenses of corporation exclusive of Interest,
annuities and dividends: (S) net proHts with
out allowance for Interest, etc.; (4) amount
paid on account of Interest, etc., stated sepa
rately; (3) amount paid in salaries of (4.000 or
less to each person employed: (8) amount paid
in salaries of more than H.O00.
Section II requires every corporation to keep
accurate looks for Inspection by proper offi
cers. Section IS prescribes that taxes Imposed up
on dividends, etc.. shall te collected therefrom
whenever tho same may be payable, and every
corporation paying a tax thereon .may rotain
from all payments made on account -thereof a
proportionate amount of the tax so paid.
Section 16 requires collectors to give full re
port for all taxes receive.) and a separato re
ceipt for each tax paid t y any debtor on ac
count of payments made by him to
separate creditor in such form that
such debtor can produce the same sepa
rately to his several creditors and such re
ceipts are to bo sufficient evidence m favor of
such debtor to Justify him in withholding tho
amount therein expressed from the next pay
ment to bis creditor.
Section 19 provides manner of fixing salaries
Section 20 declares that no rule established
by the commissioner of internal revenue shati
be valid without tho approval of the secre
tary of tho treasury, nor shall the same
be binding upon any corporation or
person not nn internal-revenue officer until it
bus been printed and conspicuously posted in
the office of the collector of the district.
Section 21 provides for the prosecution of
Secretary 22 gives the secretary of tho treas
ury or the commissioner of internal revenue
power to relievo or rcleuso frqm all forfeitures
nml nenallies imnosed bv this act in such cases
as either of them may deem proper, except to
penalties Imposed by law for punishmoht of a
misdemeanor or other crimes.
The Japanese nod of War.
In the Japanese capital there is a
gigantic image of a woman, made of
wood and plaster, and dedicated to
Hachiman, the jrort of war. In height
it measures fifty-four feet, the head
alone, which is reached by a winding
stairway in the interior of the figure,
being large enough to comfortably hold
twenty persons. The figure holds a
huge wooden sword in one hand, the
blade of the weapon beinar twenty
seven feet long, and a ball twelve feet
in diameter in the other. Internally
the model is fitted np with an extraor
dinary anotomical arrangement, which
is supposed to represent the different
portions of the brain. A fine view of
the country is obtained by looking
through one of the eyes of the figure.
The admission to a1! parts of the struc
ture is two cents. N. V, Sun,
A Bad fipell.
"Why, how is this, my dear sir?" In
quired a Harlem doctor. "You sent
me a letter stating that you had been
attacked by small-pox, and I find you
suffering from rheumatism."
"Well, you see, doctor, it's like this,"
said the patient, "there wasn't a soul
in the house who could spell rheuma
tism." Texas Sittings.
Another strip of Indian lands, the
northern part of the Coolville reserva
tion, in Washington, will probably be
thrown open to settlement next fall.
Government surveyors completed their
survey of the strip several weeks ago.
The reservation is bounded on the
north by te British Columbia boun
dary line, on the west by the Okanon
gan river and on the south and east by
the Columbia river. The portion to be
thrown open for settlement extends the
whole width of the reservation and
from the British Columbia boundary to
about thirty-six 'miles south. It has an
approximate area cf two -thousand five
hundred square miles. There are a few
Indians on the strip, who will receive
each one hundred and sixty acres be
fore the land is thrown'open to the
: By the Bertillon system of Identifi
cation the length and width of the
bead are taken, also the length and
width of the left middle and little fin
gers, the length of the left foot, of the
left forearm, of ' the right ear, the
height of the figure, the measurement
of the outstretched arms and of the
trunk w hen seated. It is said that no
Instance of all these measureipenU co
inciding la ,wo persons has ever tot-a
I WILL THINK OF YOU.
I ertii think of you, my sweetheart, when the
shadows softly ereen,
And the crooning chirp of mother bird bids tiny
ones to sleep,
Aad the twinkling, gllsfntng starlight throws
s halo, tender sweet.
Caressing, sodding flowers blooming brightly
st my feet. . . .
I will think of you, mj sweetheart, for I know
yon think of me.
Throughout the breadth of daylight tilt all Its
And the radiance of the mornings glides so soft
ly from its place.
To where sable shades sre waiting, the bright
ness to embrace ,
t will think of you. my sweetheart, for in all
this world to-day
There'ro no thoughts like thoughts of you can
lighten up my way,
Can ease tho heavy burden can cause the
clouds to part
Can let the rars of God's light In so I think of
you, sweetheart .
Frank L. Stanton, In Atlanta Constitution.
THE BLUES CURE.
What the Great Golden Remedy
Did for the Patients.
There was a Water cure, a Rest cui e,
and a Mind cure in the same town; but
all three together did not do half the
business of the Blues cure. In fact,
those three establishments complained
bitterly that tho Blues cure took away
many of their patients. They did all
they could to crush it out; they de
clared it to be a humbug, a mere quack
concern, with its mysterious "Oreat
in trut there was a mystery con
nected with the Biues cure. It was in
one respect something like the Loisette
Memory system, for every patient had
to sign a bond that he would never re
veal to anyone the secret of the "Great
Golden Remedy." But in spite of this,
and the enmity of the other establish
ments, the Blues cure prospered ex
traordinarily, and people thronged to
it from far and near. The Blues cure
could proudly affirm that in all its ca
reer a case had never been lost
The Blues cure office was a small,
sunshiny room opening from a large,
cheerful waiting room.
One fine October afternoon the clock
was just striking three as the doctor,
accompanied by a patient entered the
office and closed the door behind him.
The doctor was a jolly little man
with a bald head, and a beaming smile
so much like sunshine that on rainy
days his great black cat would stretch
herself out before him, as though she
were really warming herself in its
The patient was a tall, thin theo
logue, with a lugubrious expression of
countenance, suitable for a chronic at
tender of funerals.
The doctor's style was laconic.
"What's the matter?" said he.
"I am subject to depression of
spirits," replied tho theologne, with a
deep sigh that roused tho black cat
from its slumbers.
"When do these attacks come on?"
said the doctor, looking at him with
half closed eyes, as an artist surreys
."Every evening," replied the theo
logne. "I can't use my eyes then, and
I fall to thinking of my theological
questions, and I get extremely down
in my spirits."
"What kind of questions?"
"Oh, the most importa nt and inter
esting which can stir a man's mind,"
said the theologue, with such unwonted
animation that the black cat again
was startled. "Whether Moses wrote
the Pentateuch; whether the Lcvitical
code came in with Ezra or before; the
doctrines of original sin, future pro
bation, and many others. 1 am so up
set in my old ideas (for I was taught
from my youth up that it was wicked
to question anything about such mat
ters) that I get terribly blue."
"Oh, ho!" said the doctor, jumping
up and fetching a little gilt box from a
table. "I see what you need! You
must drop your studies for a time and
devote yourself to taking this great
golden remedy. Follow tho directions
as if your life depended on it and you'il
be cured of the blues."
"Is that all?" said the theologue, in
"You'll find it enough!" replied the
doctor, as he showed him theVoor.
"Next!" he called through the ante
room door, much as a lecturer directs
bis assistant to throw the next picture
an the screen.
In came r young woman of perhaps
seven and twenty, attired according to
the latest fashion.
"Oh, doctor, how can I get over the
blues?" she asked, in the jerk-,
shopped-off, broad-A style of enuncia
tion so fashionable among feminine
"What gives them to you?" said the
ioctor, looking at her with a magnify
ing glass, as if to see to what genus she
"My looking glass," frankly an
swered the young woman. "It shows
me that I'm getting plainer svery day
I've got three gray hairs and one crow's
"WelL what of that?" asked the doc
"What of that?" repeated the pa
tient "It shows I m growing old, and
that's enough to make anybody blue.
There are lots of 'buds' coming out ev
ery year in society, and I'm getting to
be one of the old girls. I just hate to
be an old girl and be laid on the shelf!
I had an odious time at my last ball,
and life isn't worth living, and I'm sick
"Hnmph!" said the doctor. "We'll
cure you, if you will obey me implicit
ly. "Yon must follow this prescription
faithfully. Take this Great Golden
Remedy whenever you feel the symp
toms coming on, and you won't have a
So sayin.7 he handed her a little gilt
box like tha one he gave the theologue,
and she too passed into the street
Next came a widow buried in crepe.
"Well, Mrs. Relict, I suppose you've
come to report? said the doctor.
"Yea," replied the widow. "The
Golden Remedy has worked wonders
with me. I thought it would be so
easy, but I found it very hard to swal
low at first I persevered, and it has
done me an enormous amount of good.
I've slept and eaten as I haven't since
"You've given up reading your letters
of condolence and wiping your eyes,
thenT" said the doctor. .
"Oh, yesl" said the widow; "I don't
have any time now."
"How often do yon take the rem
"Ub, nearly ail tne time," she re
plied. "If I go an hour without it, I get
to thinking about John and bow I
miss him, and It gives me the bluea
"WelL keep on the samo way," said
the doctor, heartllyj "keep It up."
Ao sooner had the widow departed
than in came a pale young man.
"What gives you the blues?" said the
doctor, with one of his most sunshiny
smiles. The cat left the window and
stretched herself out In front of him.
The young man hesitated in answer
ing this question, but as the doctor
pressed him he finally admitted the
I can't help thinking about myself.
said he. "When 1 go among people I
am purs jed by thoughts of my own
awk wariness and stupidity and am
keenly sensitive to every little slight
This shuts my mouth and makes me
doubly uninteresting, and naturally
people don't enjoy mo; and then I come
home and brood over it and it really
seems as if everybody were laughing
at me, and I get as blue as indigo."
"Yes, you're right," said the doctor;
"it's an nirgravatedcase of morbid self
centcredness; but If yon take this
Golden Remedy every time you get to
thinking about yourself, and take large
doses of It when you are in company,
you'll be cured as sure as fate."
The young man looked Incredulous
as he took his little gilt box and his
departare, and went his way.
"Oh, doctor!" said the next, a poor
little di fssmaker with so sad a voice
that tho black cat again retired to the
sofa. "I'm so blue! When I get through
my work and sit alone in my little
room evenings, I feel so lonely I'd most
like to kill myself. I haven't a rela
tion or a friend in all the town, and It's
something dreadful to have no one to
welcome you home nobody to tell
things to, nobody to say good night or
morning to you. Why, sometimes I
kiss my own arm, I feel so desperately
loDelv!" and she burst into tears.
"Poor thing! poor thing!" said the
doctor, in a cheerful voice, as if he
were saying: "Fine day! fine day! We'll
fix you up. Now, my dear, just follow
the directions in this little gilt box
whenever you begin to feel lonely; and
take a specially large dose in the even
ing when you come home from work "
The young girl smiled a feeble kittle
smile as she thanked him for the box
and left the room.
"What in the world is the matter
with you?" inquired the doctor of his
next patient, an elegantly-attired
young man, who looked as sleek and
well-to-do and about as intellectual as
a well-fed, well-curried horse.
'I'm bored to death," drawled the
young fellow. "I was so bored with
balls and parties and racing and cards
and shooting and theaters and every
thing else in that line, it was positively
a relief to wake up one morning and
find I had the blues; for it was a new
sensation. But I've had them so long
now, I'm bored with them, too, and
I've come here to get cured."
"Well," said the doctor, looking at
him through his raagnifying-glass till
the young man actually blushed, "you'll
find my remedy so hard to follow it
will be like drawing teeth; but I can
assure you it will be a "new sensation,'
and if you stick to it it will cure even
"I'll take It at any price!" said this
afflicted representative of boredom.
"No price," said the doctor, "except
secrecy. The remedy does no good if
anyone else learns that you are trying
it for such a purpose."
The young man signed the bond, and
departed with a more animated expres
sion on his blase countenance, and a
small gilt box in his pocket
The next arrival was an invalid in a
rolling chair. Her pale face beamed
with pleasure. N
"Oh, ho! So you're back! Remedy
don't work?" said the doctor, knowing
"I should think it did work," she an
swered, gravely. "You know how
long the days were as I lay in my bed
or sat in this chair, knowing I could
never take a step, and brooding over
every ache and pain. Well, now the
days are not half long enough to do all
I want Tho remedy has given me so
much to do, and made life entirely dif
ferent to me. llow can I thank you,
'Pshaw, child!" said the good man,
"don't thank ine. It's the remedy.
Keep it up; just keep it up."
Next came a very intellectual-looking
young woman, who had obtained a de
gree from a university. She complained
that through all the studying to which
she devoted her life for the cultivation
of her mind, there ran an undertone
of melancholy which, whenever she
stopped work, culminate in an attack
of the blues.
As usual, the doctor dispatched her
with his universal prescription, and
also the other half dozen patients who
called that afternoon. One was a man
made miserable by his own selfish
jealousy of any attention paid his wife.
Another got the blues because she was
so discontented with her humdrum,
monotonous life, being kept at home
by an invalid sister when she wanted
to study music in Germany.
So they came, rich and poor, young
and old, no class in society seeming to
be exempt from this miserable ailment,
and each departed thankful for the
Great Golden Remedy.
At last the clock struck six, and the
doctor closed his office door and settled
himself comfortably by the fire. The
black cat jumped up in his laD, and the
doctor took one of tho mysterions lit
tle boxes from the table. As he. In an
absent-minded way, removed the cover,
a little paper fluttered out Not a pill
nor a powder was to be seen, and the
Great Golden Remedy consisted only of
the little paper, on which were printec'
in golden letters these words:
WHENEVER TOU ARC PEBLIKO BL VE,
SOMETHING FOR SOME OSE ELSE OO DO.
"Flow silly people are!" said the doc
tor to himself. "They travel miles to
get here, take no end of trouble, sign
that bond and all that nonsense just
to get what they could have learned
from the Book of the Great Physician
just as well as I did. Just because the
idea is dressed up in a poor rhyme and
a gilt box, and there's a mystery about
it, and it's the fashion to come here,
the Blues cure is a howling success,
and all the world is running after my
Great Golden Remedy," And the black
cat switched her tall and said amen,
aa well as she knew how. N. Y. Inde
pendent During the Franco-Prussian war
the Germans fired 80,00,000 rifle cart
ridges and 36a,000 charges of artillery.
killing or mortally wounding 77,000
Frenchmen, showing that 400 shots are
required to kill or mortally wound one
During the years from 1835 to I860
poisoning by means of arsenic became
so common in England that parliament
in 1851 passed very stringent laws reg
nlating the sale of tUU polaou. Pulln.
Tctiket Salad. For a deliclona
turkey salad use a pint of turkey meat
chopped fine and minus all skin, sinews,
etc.; tho same of cut up celery. Pour
over French dressing. A pinch of cay
enne improves this and a little lemon
Juice. It should be mixed an hour be
fore needed and put In the Icebox.
Cold Potato Salad. If you hare
some cold boiled potatoes and vvill use
them for a salad, you can slice them
into a bovrl, put on plain dressing, add
dice of cold boiled bect, shreds of
celery, a sprinkle of minced parsley
and bits of salt herring, boned and
minced. This is a very substantial
salad, and relished by "hungry" folk.
Camiaqe Salad. White cabbage
makes a cheap and good ralad. Use
tho firm, white hends only; a quarter is
enough for a small family. Shred very
fine, mix with it some minced boiled
potatoes and cover with the French
dressing two hours before serving. If
the cabbage is not tender, shred and
cover with boiling water about fifteen
minutes, drain and dress.
Salad Macedoixe. When you have
a variety of vegetables, canned or
fresh, take a little of each, some string
beans, some peas, some asparagus tips,
a boiled carrot and a couple of boiled
potatoes; if to this you add celery root,
boiled in salt water and cut into
wheels, you have a pretty macedoine
salad, which you arrange, dress and
place on ice two hours before serving.
Detroit Free Press.
' There are four unique mountains in
Lower California, two of alum, one
of alum and sulphur mixed, and one of
pure sulphur. It is estimated that in
the four peaks named there are ono
hundred million tons of pure alum and
one million tons of sulphur.
Dn. Galippe reports to the French
Academy of Sciences, after eight years'
investigation, that all stones, such as
gravel, found in the human body are
produced by microbes. Microbes are
the authors of that chemical decom
position which results in calcareous
Mr. Clap.exce Kixo, the well-known
geologist, has computed the age of the
earth, taking for his basis the clrect,
as shown by careful experiments, of
heat and pressure on certain rocks.
lie concludes from these data that tho
world has existed as a planet twenty
four million years. This willstand for
a pood enough guess until some one
else guesses better.
The great South Dakota cave in the
Black Hills region is said to be fifty-
two miles long and contains nearly
fifteen hundred rooms, some two hun
dred feet high having' been opened.
There are streams, waterfalls, and
thirty-seven lakes, one of which is an
acre in extent. The care is six thou
sand feet above sea level und four
thousand feet below the earth's sur
818 Bo. 8 Lbs. Oats from One Has. Seed.
This remarkable, almost unheard-of.
yield was reported to tho John A. Sal
zei" Seed Co., La Crosse. Wis., by Frank
Winter, of Montana, who planted one
bushel of Great Northern Oats, care
fully tilled and irrigated same, and be
lieves that in he can grow from one
bushel of Great Northern Oats three
hundred bushels. It's a wonderful oat.
20 sorts field corn, yielding SO to 130
bushels per acre.
IF VOL' WILL CfT THIS OVT ASP SEND IT
with Sc postage to the above firm you
will receive sample package of above
oats and their farm seed catalogue. KJ
"I wi?n vou wouldn't be asking mo for
monev nil the tune.-' prowled the husband.
'I'm "not, dear." responded the wife, sweet
ly. "Pun of the time is occupied in spend
ing it" Detroit Free Press.
Check Colds and Broni-hitis with Hale's
Honey of Hnrehmuid and T:ir.
Pike'sToothache Drops Cure in one minute.
A wuippiso post The
driver s seat
"'Bnows's Bnovcnm. TuornEs' are ex
cellent for the relief of Hoarseness or Sore
Throat." Cninl-uu 'md, L"iui'ii, EniUin.l,
New York, Jan. 22.
TATTLE Native Steer i i 0" n
FLOUK Winter Wheat
WHKAT No. 8 Red
CORN No. 2
OATS Western Mixed
PORK New Mess
BEEVES Shipping Steers..
S1IKEP Fair to Choice
Fancy to Extra da
WHEAT No. Red Winter..
CORN No 2 Mixed
OATS No. 2
RYE No. 2
HAY Clear Timoihy
BUTTER Choice Dairy
POHK Standard Mess (new). 13 tliWi
uaiai.-m i (ear kids
LARD Prime Steam
HOGS Fair to Choice ,
SHEEP Fair to Choice... ,
FLOUR Winter Patonts. .,
WHEAT No. 8 Spring
No. 2 Red
CORN No. 2
OATS No. 2
PORK Mess (new) ...
CATTLE Shipping Steers .
HOGS All Grades
WHEAT No. 2 Red
OATS No. 2.
CORN No. 8 ...
FLOUR High Grude 8 fl
CORN No. 8 41
HAY-Choice 1 00 j
WHEAT No. 8 Red
CORN No. 8 Mixed
OATS No. 2 Mixed 30
PORK New Mess
BACON Clear Ribs
I COTTON Middling
enables tho moro advanced
and Couaervative Sara
geoai oi u-iny io cure
niauy diseases without cut
ting, which were formerly
regarded as Incurable with
out resort to the knlfo.
RUPTURE or Breach, Is
now radically cured with
out the knife and without
pain. Clumsy Trusses can
bo thrown away I
TUMORS, Ovarian, Fi
broid (Uterine) and many
others, are now removed
without tho perils of cut
PILE TUMORS, how
ever large. Fistula and
other diWHinw of the lower
bowel, are permanently
cured without pain or re
sort to the knife.
STONE in Uwi Bladder, no
matter bow laiyc, is crush
ed, pulverised, wasbed out
and perfectly removed
For pamphlet, refereoots
nd all particulars, send 10
oento (In stamp) to World's
Dispensary Medloal Aaao
gaUoa, No. 663 Main StresL
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IN all receipts for cooking
requiring a leavening agent
the ROYAL BAKING
POWDER, because it is an
absolutely pure cream of tartar
powder and of 33 per cent,
greater leavening strength than
other powders, will give the
best results. It will make the
food lighter, sweeter, of finer
flavor and more wholesome.
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ffi ROYAL BAKING HUWUttt tu.,
Weight of tho Atmoplirrp.
Somebody lias made the calculation ;
that, taking the quantities roiurhiy
and in round numbers, the atmosphere
weighs about a ton to every square
foot of the earth's surface. J".0'mi.(ioo
tons per square mile, or "i.OOfi.oo'i.ij.iii.
000.000 ton to a total of j-io.oiku.xju
square miles:and its energy is that due
to the motion of this a conceivable
mass, at velocities varying all the way
from the slightest zephyr to the hurri
cane and the cvclone rushing over the
prairie or along the surface of the st
at more than too miles an hour. Again,
according to this authority, a cubic
mile of air. weighing about lO.oi'0,
000.000 pounds, develops, at the rate of
motion as the cyclone, some 4.OHO.H0O.
000,000 "foot tons" of energy, and if a'.l
were employed at such rate for the
performance of work, useful or de
structive, this number of "foot pounds"
would be equivalent to more than
000.000.000,0U0 horse power. Chicago
Deafness Cannot bs Cared
by local applications, as they cannot rca -h
tnediseas-jd portion of thecal-. There is-n'.y
one way to cure Deafness, and that is by, n
stitutiu'nal remedies. De.il'ne-s isc:;usi-d by
an inflated condition of the mucous Iiiiii.tr
of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube
gets inflamed yon have a rumbling sound or
imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely
closed Deafness is the result, audunlefs the
inflammation can bo taken out and tldstubc
restoredt ) its normal condition, hearing will
he destroyed forever; nine rases out of ten
are caused I by catarrh, which is nothing l-u'
an inflamed' condition of the mu. o'.-.s sur
faces. We will irive One Hundred Dollars for any
case of D":.fness icauscl by i atari-!: t thai
cannot bo cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Send for circular, free.
F. J. Cnr.vr.r & Co., Toledo, O.
pfSold by Drmrsiists. 7."c.
Hall's Family Piiis, 35 cents.
Modest. Tramp "The world owes mo a
living." Citizen "Weii, I'mnot the wo-rid.
Uet out I"
Don't be a Slave
To the absurd notion that tyrannizes cany
minds, that violent ilra.-tie" purgatives will
cure you of eotiveuess. Iu i-. alitv they
only aggravate your ailment. For this ob
stinate trouble, ns for biliousness ati l dys
pepsia. Hosteller's Stomach Bitters is an all
sumVient spccilie. It is an onVicnt safe
guard against malaria, nn-l cures rheuma
tism, inaction of the liiJfteys and nervous
ness. A local dealer advertises -a new stock of
waiiving slicUs for gentlemen with carved
wooden head." Philadelphia Kecoru.
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bathine. if vou':
Q cyA Tedders and son" unscrupulous procers will tell you " this is as good as"
wwiiu or the same as Vesrline.
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Tnu fair may bo forgotten and all of ite
B'orie vanish from the memory; but peo
pW; will probably never cense to recall
und snigirio over tiifir experiences in tho
Midway F.aisaiicc Boston Transcipt.
A Fun Proposition. She (doubtfully)
'I believe vou want to marry mu for my
mouev." lie (confidently; "Try me anl
sec." Detroit Free Press.
The reason women don't appreciate th
telegram ut half its value is that a post,
script cannot bo added withoutextracharge.
Brings comfort nnd improvement and
tends "to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many,'who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting tho world's best products to
the needs of physical being,, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Svrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties cf a perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and feycra
and permanently curing constipation.
It hai give a satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
nevs. Liver and llowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
everv objectionable substance.
Svrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gist's in 50c and SI bott'es, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, iryrup of Figs,
and beinf well informed, you will not
accept any bubsiuuw if oi'.ered.
Have a Shampoo?
When you do, have it with Pearlire.
It's delightful. Not only cleans your
head, but clears your brain. It's good
for your hair and scalp, too invigorates
just as a bath with fearnne m-
missincr half the luxury of
re doine it without Pearl-
as clean, probably,
This may surpi
re not retting
as you might
urprise you but
11 t rALt-t I'earlins is never peddled.
sends you somethinj in place of Vecrline, bs
453 jAJlto i-Yl.fi, ac or.
TidisUi Ut tor use la ljdynd cat-
Citalofc-co nJono, 6c. for postage.
' RUBBER CO.'S
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