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SOLD THE TOWN'S OIL.
Recent Instance of Civic Honesty
Among Cuban Officials.
Washington Post: "The e ffects of the
American occupation of Cuba are being
rapidly effaced," said a man who, until
recently, was one of the officials help
ing to administer the government of
the island. "I don't predict revolution
and civil war and all that sort of thing,
A good many of the sanitary lmprove
forgetting the lessons she learned since
Epain gave way to the United States.
A god many of the sanitary improve
ments and municipal regulations are
disappearing, and In a year or two we
shall Bee the same old Cuba, but, allee
samee, free and Independent.
"Just to giva you an example of the
way things arc going, I will give you
an instance of what happened down in
a little town not. so very far from Ha
vanna During the American occupa
tion the streets of the island were
lighted by oil lamps set upon lamp
posts, as Is the case in many small
towns In this country. For the past
three years the people have had well
lighted streets at night, and we thought
they had grown so accustomed to oui
methods they would continue them
when we left."
"But the light In this town were not
burning three nights after the island
had been turned over to the Cubans. I
knew that a carload of oil had arrived
at this town only a day or two before
we left, and as a matter of mere curi
osity I went out there to see why the
streets were not lighted. The oil had
disappeared from the municipal ware
house, but I had no trouble locating it
at several stores, the proprietors of
which said they had bought the llluml
nant from the alcalde. I then went to
the alcalde and expected to receive a
denial of the story told by the mer
chants. Instead of this, he unblush
Ingly admitted his approprlaton of the
oil. and said that under the Spanish
regime it would have been one of his
perquislties, and he thus regarded it.
I unofficially reported the matter, but
ncthing will be done about it. The grab
for these 'perquisites' is going to cause
trouble in Cuba, for all will want their
New Set of Eyelids.
A remarkable surgical triumph has
been won by a Philadelphia doctor,
who has succeeded in grafting a new
set of upper and lower eyelids on the
eyes of a man who lost his original set
In a fire. The accident had left both
eyeballs unprotected, and there was
danger of the victim losing his sight
When the case was brought to the
attention of the doctor, he resolved to
graft four new eyelids if possible, tak
ing the skin from the hip of the patient.
It was necessary to proceed slowly
hut the experiment was successful from
the start. Today the patient has four
new eyelids, whleh perform the normal
The case has attracted wldesnread
Interest among medical men. While
eyelid grafting was not a new opera
tion, this is the first time, so far as
known, that an entire set had been re'
The chief danger In the loss of the
eyelids lay In the fact that it left the
eyes unprotected. The lids act as
brooms and keep the surface of the eye
clear. Without them it would be im
possible to remove specks of dust or
any foreign body mat round us way
Into the eye. This in time would cause
the loss of the organ.
7?tf EDCflfl 6S CX
The authorities in Cape Colony have
made an enactment forbidding the
practice of medicine to all foreign phys
icians in whose home countries a simi
lar privilege is not accorded to resident
practitioners in Cape colony. inus
does the reciprocity idea grow.
DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CUBED
by local applications as they cannot reach
the diseased portion of the ear. There It
only one way to cure deafness, and that
Is bv constitutional remedies. Deafness U
rntisprt tiv an Inflamed condition of the
mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube.
When this tube Is Inflamed you have
rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing, and
when It Is entirely closed jjearness 11
the result, and unless the Inflammation
can be taken out and this tube restored
to its normal condition, hearing will be
destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten
are caused by Catnrrh. which is nothing
but an inflamed condition of the mucous
We will give One Hundred Dollars for
nnv ease of Deafness (caused by catarrh)
that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
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Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Former Lieutenant Governor Jones
of New York, long known as "Jones,
he pays the freight," has Just finished a
novel of country life in New Hamp
shire. For several years he has bpen
partially blind, but has worked faith
fully on his book, dictating to a sten
ographer. The H. F. Brammer Manufacturing
company of Davenport, Iowa, have a
unique puzzle souvenir, which they are
sending free to persons writing for
same. The Brammer company are
manufacturers of the O. K. Washing
Machine, one of the best machines ever
placed on the market. Any goods bear
ing this company's stamp may be relied
upon as being what the trade mark Im
plies, "O. K."
"We are net sure of the meaning of
the noun 'bugnboo' or the verb 'to
boost,' " says the London Academy of
Literature, in its review of Mr. Carne
gie's "Empire of Business." "But we
. ore sure," It adds, "thev mean some
thing vigorous, or Mr. Carnegie would
not use them."
Just listen ter the miner
Pourin. forth their owes.
It's a shame, diggin' black shiners.
Not a soul that lives but knows
Gall unto wormwood is their lot.
Poor though they be.
Oh, J. Ping-pong Morgan,
Now the time has come, yer see.
aive unto them for daily toll,
More pay, have you forgot
Of deeds of desperation years ago?
Riot, wreck an' ruin, blood did flow.
Gain thou a name for human kind.
An' not leave Christ's teachings ail hp-
Nor with thy greed be cursed.
"The combine uv capital an' the
combine uv labor are havin' a 20-round
contest in the coal regions what bids
fair ter make 'em both look groggy be
fore the 'referee decides It,' 'said Uncle
Bill, as he laid the paper down and
continued: "These strikes are goin'
to continue from time ter time until la
bor an' capital git closer together, by a
torce uv circumstances, somtnin like
the Commune in Paris. They got so
close together then that the rich didn't
cut much ice fur awhile, 'cause It was
too hot fur them ter do much in that
line, 'jest 'bout that time.
"It looks at times as though capital
ists might prevent these outbreaks by
conceding a few points to labor, espe
cially when it is so easy for them ter
even up by fixing the price of the prod
ucts, so that they would not be any los
er in the long run," remarked the edi
tor. "Yes," replied Uncle Bill, "but people
like J. Ping-pong Morgan are so busy
buyin' 1500,000 curtains fur King Ed
ward that they can't concede ter the
labor element a few cents a day; but
some uv these days labor will be hold
in' a full hand uv clubs fur them fel
lers' and then they will discover that
their 'royal flush' is a 'bob tail.' I was
talkin' ter a large employer uv labor.
the other day as I was watehin' a lot
of men workin' on some construction
work, an' asked him what he thought
would happen if there would ever come
a time when there would be enforced
idleness all along the line, with our
millions uv laborers, an' he said that
the capitalists an' government would
have ter keep 'em ter work or the devil
would be ter pay, with no each on hand
ter satisfy the claim. An' he's right
If J. Ping-pong Morgan, who controls
all the coal mines, iron mines an mills,
a good share uv the railways an' other
concerns, imagines that he can corner
labor, some day he 11 go up in the ait
an' it wouldn't be towards heaven that
he'll be goin', either; an' the best thing
fur him ter do is ter sort uv prepare a
parachute ter light with when the time
comes, or he may git a jolt that money
"I see that they burned him In effi
gy," said the editor.
"That shows the feeling that exists
at the present time, an' all that capital
needs ter do is ter heed the warnin' an'
treat with the labor end uv the people
with a little consideration. But labor
is havin' a struggle ter git a few cents
more a day. J. Ping-pong Morgan Is
busy buyin' presents that cost half a
miliion dollars fur King Edward, or
hobnobbin' with the emperor of Ger
many. Millions fur luxuries fur the
kings uv other nations and not a cent
fur the poor miners Is a dangerous pre
cedent ter establish jest at this time
uv peace an' plenty. There ain't much
use, though, ter talk; but If J. Ping'
pong Morgan had been born in some
miner's family, Instead uv a banker's
family, he would in all probability be
loliin at the sharp end uv a pick now
instead uv playin' with the dull ends uv
different empires uv the earth an' a
buyin' uv 'em presents," said Uncle
Bill as he threw one leg ocross the
other so hard that his joints made a
"He no doubt has some scheme which
he will spring on them for a combine,'
remarked the editor.
"I 'spose he has," assented Uncle
Bill. "I notice that he has been a-giv
in' churches big donations, organs
an' sich like an' I presume that he'
got a scheme on hand ter form a com
bine on salvation. He's after them
streets what's paved with gold, but I'm
thinkin' that he'll have a hard time
gittin' the combination on the locks uv
the pearly gates; an If they ain't al
ready ajar fur him, he'll give 'em an
awful hard jolt. Still, 'cordin' ter the
Scriptures, he an' the camel Is goin' ter
have a mighty tight squeeze, an he
might some day be durned glad ter
change places with the poor miners
who am t askln much here below, only
a chance ter git livln' wages by the
sweat uv their own brows, while J,
Ping-pong Morgan Is a-gittin' his by
the sweat uv other people's. But they
say time rights all wrongs, an' If it
does, mebby the poor miners '11 git
their s, from the coal combine."
Mothers will find Sirs. Wlnslow's Sootn
Ing t-yrup the best remedy to use for their
children during thy teething period.
The board of assessors of Chicago
have recommended that nearly $3,000,
000 be added to the valuations placed
on the various life, fire,' accident and
casualty insurance companies doing
business in the city. The board Is re
ported to be Inclined to the opinion
that even the figures decided upon as
the proper assessed valuation are be
low what they should be, but with the
Information at band they are aa fair aa
coul J be made. .
She Was One.
Phllfcde'iphla Press: She I am very
sorry to say, though I appreciate the
honor your proposal does me, I must
He (spitefully) O! don't bother,
There are as good fish in the sea as
ever were caught.
She Of course. That's the way you
men always talk. about the big fish that
get away from you. ,
New coal fields which have been
opened up in Poland may, it is stated
lead to Warsaw developing into one of
the foremost manufacturing cities in
olio of events.
The artesian wells which supply the
houses of Boise, Idaho, with hot water
for heating and domestic purposes are
gushers 450 feet deep, which emit wa
ter, having a temperature of 171 degrees
As the site is wanted for a great un
derground railway station, it is stated
that the famous Parisian markets
known as the HalleB Centrales are to
be moved to the bank of the river
Seine, near Pont Neuf.
The porte has issued an edict forbid
ding all Turkish subjects, under pain
of severe punishment, to take lessons
in rencing, sword exercise or in revol
ver practice outside the army, as these
practices form a danger for the public
A man who has every chance to know
says that the reason the European mar
ket is not as good as It was is not so
much due to high prices as to the num
ber of gold bricks which have been
sent across the water as the real article.
A Danish press exhibition, held in
connection with the forthcoming con
gress of Scandinavian authors and jour
nalists, has just been opened in Copen
hagen in the presence of the crown
prince regent and other members of the
royal family, the ministers and the
principal authorities. M. Soerensen,
minister of the interior, has consented
to act as president of the exhibition.
which will remain open for two months.
Ripon still maintains a custom said
to date 1,000 years back. Puctually ev
ery night at 9 o'cloclrthe city "wake
man," attired in official costume, ap
pears before the mayor's house and
blows three solemn notes on the "horn
of Ripon," an instrument decorated
with silver badges and with the insignia
of the trading companies of the city of
Surs. Thereafter he marches to the
market cross and gives one blast of his
Bob Womack, who discovered the
riches of Cripple Creek, Col., but who
never profited by what he learned re
garding the wealth concealed there. Is
working as a day laborer In Colorado
Springs. He was Invited to spend the
Fourth of July at the great gold camp.
near which he lingered until his old
time herding ground had yielded nearly
$100,000,000 to the men whom he in
duced to investigate his find in the win
ter of 1890-'91.
The chief Justice of the supreme court
of errors of Connecticut has decided
that the bequest of $100,000 made by
a decedent to controvert the doctrine
of the immortality of the soul is valid.
The testator was Sidney Hall, an eo
centric resident of Hartford, who died
three years ago. He was a member of
the Advent church of that city, and left
the sum named to the Advent Christian
Publication society, of Boston, to be
disbursed as directed in his last testa
ment. Relatives contested the will, but
have failed to disturb the legacy.
Miss Mary S. Anthony has paid to
City Treasurer Samuel B. Williams, of
Rochester, $71,C7 as city tax on her
property, "with a protest, as she writes
to him, "in the name of 10,000 other
taxpaying women of the city of Roches
ter, who are deemed by the lawmakers
fully capable, intellectually, morally
and physically, of earning money and
contributing their full share toward the
expenses of the government, but totally
incapable of deciding as to the proper
expenditure of said money."
Human skulls are a strange article of
commerce. Yet such is the demand
which has arisen among curiosity deal
ers In Europe for the skulls of New
Guinea native ancestors, which have
ornamented the poles of native dwell
ings in New Guinea that the Australian
government has inhibited the trade,
says the London Express. Large prices
were offered the blacks for the strange
relics, and it was feared that the tempt
ation was becoming so strong that as
the supply of genuine ancestors ran low
illegal methods of procuring spurious
ones would be adopted.
Several of the Frenchmen who vis
ited America as members of the Roch-
ambeau delegation want to join the
Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati,
General Comte de Chalender of the
French army is an applicant for mem
bership, as are the Comte de Bougain
ville and the Marquis de Queste, wbo
are the eldest lineal male descendants
of French officers in the revolution who
became original members of the Cin
cinnati. Action on their applications
was taken on their application at the
annual meeting of the society at New
port on July 4.
A new life-saving apparatus weighing
one and one-third ounces has been in
vented by Herr de Irsa, a Hamburg
engineer. It Is the shape and size of
an ordinary pocketbook. The action
of the water causes a small cartridge
to explode, generating sufficient gas to
enable the apparatus to sustain 206
pounds for three days. The old-time
life-preserver, weiguing as many as
several ounces, shaped like an ordinary
flash, when taken unmixed with water
says the Philadelphia Ledger, frequent
ly resulted in fine and costs, with the
alternative of ten days.
Gabrielle D'Annunzto, the distin
gulshed Italian writer, has been receiv-
ing, during the past few months, so
many requests for his autograph from
collectors and admirers, not only In
Italy, but throughout Europe, that he
has at last grown tired of signing his
name and has adopted a novel method
of notifying the public that he Is unable
to comply with any such requests in
future. In the hotel at Bologna, where
he is staying, this notice may now be
read: "Gabrielle D'Annunzlo's right
hand Is injured, and therefore he re
grets to say that he cannot write his
name in albums or on postal cards,
Count von Zeppelin, who has the dis
tinction of having built the largest of
all airships, has been financially ruined
by his aeronautical experiments. Un
able to obtain means for carrying out
his new projects, he is now breaking
up the old framework of his airships
In oruer to sen tne aluminum or wnicn
they are composed. Zeppelin is 67 years
of age. He was a military attache of
the German embassy in the United
States during the civil war, and made
several balloon ascensions from battle
fields of the South in 1863. He was
the leader of the famous cavalry raid
in France In 1870, which marked the
commencement -of hostilities of tte
A Thoughtless Druggist.
QNLY a thoughtless druggist would offer a preparation without the signature
of Ohas. H. Fletcher when Castoria is called for ; the " delicate, faint and
flickering light " that joins bahy's life to its devoted parents being too sacred,
to the self-respecting druggist, to be trifled with.
For over thirty years Mr. Fletcher has given, and still gives, his personal
attention to the preparation of Castoriai It has won the conMence of mothers
and physicians everywhere never harmed the tiniest babe. Ttfis cannot be said
of Imitations, Counterfeits and the " Just-as-good " rot.
The thoughtless druggist only offers the counterfeit because of a few pennies
more profit. Any new preparation can be but an experiment, and they are experi
mentsmere guess work irrespective of what their sponsors may say for them.
It is experience of over thirty years, against wild and injudicious experiment
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ting the Stomachs and Bowels of
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The Kind You Hare Always Bought, and which has been.
in use tor over SO years, has borne the signature of
and has been made under his per
sonal supervision since its Infancy
Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Jost-as-jrood" are butf
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment
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BURIAL OF AN INDIAN.
Last Descendant of Powhaten Laid
to Rest in New York.
New York Times: Evans Bradley,
last of the line In direct descent from
the mighty king of tho Seneca Indians,
owhaten, received Christian burial
yesterday. Several of the race wit
nessed the burial service of the Baptist
church, to which he had been convert
ed rml of which he was a devout mem
ber. "! he service was In the ro jms of
tho Stephen Merrltt Burial and Crema
tion Company yesterday afternoon, and
was performed by Alga Tahament,
medicine man of the Seneca tribe.
Just before the beginning of the sor
vlse the Indians filed in, and as they
passed the casket they said one after
the other, "Friend and fellow." With
the Indians was Mrs. Harriet Maxwell
Converse, the only woman ever admit
ted to the Senecas. The Indians ar
ranged themselves In a semi-circle near
the body. Albert Page, John and Er
nest Bradbv, cousins of the dead brave,
wept bitterly, but the other Indians be
r rayed no sign of their sorrow. Annie
Thornlaw, the girl for love of whom
the dead chief lost his mind, was at the
ar end of the circle.
The service was opened with prayer
and quotations from the Scriptures.
Then those present sang the dead man's
favorite hymn, "Nearer, My God, to
Thee." Dark Cloud spoke in eulogy of
the dead. His voice trembled with
emotion as he told of tho Indians' con
ception of the "Great Spirit"
"I am not boasting," he Bald, "but It
is true that there is no profane word
In any Indian language. We marvel at
hia works, and wonder that the pale
face dares to speak lightly of the ruler
of the lightning, the flood, the sun,
moon and btars, and that in anger he
iares to use the name of the one who
In his anger can destroy all."
Bradby died on Tuesday In tho Pa
vilion for Insane at Bellevue Hospital.
He was taken there from the Fall river
steamboat Priscllla. on which he was
an assistant steward. Some time ago
he fell in love with Annio Thornlaw,
the daughter 01 the engineer on the
boat, but when he learned that he
could receive no hope of marriage, as
her parents had objected to his color,
ha brooded until he became Insane. He
was born and brought up in Virginia.
A Bolt That Failed.
Washington Post: Whether or not
Mr. Bryan was a bolter when he enter
ed the Chicago convention of 1896 is
not a matter of great moment, sine he
was a good enough Democrat to be twice
nominated for the presidency by that
party. But it is generally unoeisl.-od
that after Hon. Charles T. O'Ferrall. a
gold Democrat, had been nominated uy
the Virginia Democrats for governov a
year or two before the Chicago conven
tion, Mr, Bryin promised to stump -lie
state for a Populist candidate against
O'Ferrall. The Nebraskan was with
come difficulty dissuaded from currying
nut that plan. This statement has bnon
made by ex-Governor O'Ferrall, and its
wpuracy has not been questioned.
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A Helon's Strength.
A well known student ot nature once
tried the growing force of a melon.
When it was 18 days old and measured
27 Inches in circumference, he fixed a
sort of harness around it, with a long
lever attached. The power of the melon
was measured by the weight it lifted,
the weight being fixed to the lever.
When It was 20 days old, two days af
ter the harness wbb fixed on it, It lifted
CO pounds. On the 19th day 1: lifted 50
pounds. The seed of the globe turnip
Is about the 20th part of an inch In
diameter, and yet In the course of a
few months this seed will enlarge into
27.000,000 times its original bulk, and
this in addition to the bunch of leaves.
It has been found by experiment that a
turnip seed will under favorable con
ditions Increase its own weight 15 times
in a minute. Turnip3 growing in peat
ground have been found to Increase
more than 13,00 times the weight of
their seeds in a day.
Mrs. McKinley' Mourning.
Poor Mrs. McKlnley's mourning, so
a Ijtter from Canton says, remains Just
the same. A gown of very silky henrl
etta, with a shaped flounce, headed by
a stitched band of henrietta Is her In
variable rule. She wears no coat now,
but the bodice that resembles a shirt
waist, all In black henrietta. It Is made
with high stock and with a folded cloth
belt. There are dull ornaments upon
both belt and stock. A round hat, to
which Is fastened a light veil bordered
with black Bets off her head and face
the latter seeming to have grown clear
er and more estberlal In expression,
though hopelessely pathetic.
"And the brigands," said the man'
who was telling the story, "after writ
ing me several letters demanding a;
ransom for my wife, sent me a lady,
finger as proof that they really held her j
"Terrible! Terrible!" sighed his!
"Yes, wasn't It?" he blithely said.'
"She got them to let her try several:
others things, but they soon sent her;
home and gave up all thought of ran-i
som, for they couldn't stand her cook-'
Ing at all. But as soon as they sent,
that lady finger I knew it was her work.
It was hard as a rock, and had brigand
toothmarks all over It," Balitmore
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CENTRAL N. U.. NO, 20-03.
treat Franco-Prussian war.