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RUFU8 I LOGAN, B. S. D., Editor.
THE NEWS CONDENSED.
Exchange at Baranqullla Is rising by
leaps and bounds. An American dol
lar is now worth eighty-live dollars in
Colombian paper currency.
With the announcement that the coal
conference had failed of its purpose
prices of soft coal advanced to 18-50 per
ton in New York.
King Edward has ordered his private
apartments in Windsor thrown open In
case the American Generals Corbln,
.Young and Wood wish to visit them.
Sir Michael Herbert, the British am
bassador to the United Stat, accom
panied by his wife and son, arrived at
New York on the steamer Campania.
Colonel Myron T. Herrlck. treasurer
of the National McKInley Memorial as
sociation, Is receiving many hundreds
of letters dally containing small contri
butions to the memorial fund.
Several American orders for steam
coal were booked at New Castle Wed
nesday. In fulfillment of one order a
steamer was chartered to carry 4,000
tons to New York.
The People's party Illinois state cen
tral committee has filed nomination pa
pers on their state ticket. The nomina
tions were by pettltlon with 4,500
names on the petition.
The Siamense government has Just
Issued a large quantity of paper money
with the assistance of the Hong Kong
and Shanghai bank. Siamese credit is
thus placed under the control of Great
The Russian ministry of finances Is
about to increase the tariff on foreign
wines and brandies to about 87 cents
per bottle for still wines, $1.17 for
sparkling wines and nearly $1.50 for
The monthly circulation statement
shows that at the close of business Sept.
30, 1902, the total circulation of nation
al bank notes was $306,993,598. an In
crease for the year of $8,163,050 and an
Increase for the monthof $750,907.
The monthly coinage statement showe
that during September. 1902, the total
coinage executed at the mints of the
United States was $6,702,115. as follows:
Gold, $3,500,860: silver. $2,831,185; mi
nor coins, $370,090.
Harry L. Dupuy of Pittsburg, Pa., a
Yale student, charged with manslaugh
ter in causing the death of D. Thorpe
Munro of New Haven, Conn., by an au
tomobile collision last June, waived ex
amination in the police court and was
held in bonds of $1,000 for the superior
The British-American Tobacco com
pany, limited, was registered at Somer
set House, London, last Monday. The
capital of the company Is $30,000,000,
which Is divided in $7,500,000 worth of
preferred and $22,500,000 of ordinary
shares of one pourd each.
According to figures prepared by Col
lector of the Port Stranahan, the pres
ent fiscal year promises to become a
record breaker for customs receipts at
New York. Since July 1, the beginning
of the government fiscal year. $49,101,
6S2 in customs duties have been col
lected at that port
The collector of customs of Honolulu
gives the following statistics Of sugar
shipments from Hawaii! to the united
States during the past two fiscal years
that Is, since annexation: July, 1900,
to June 30, 1901, G90.877.934 pounds;
July 1, 1901, to June 30. 1902, 720,553,
337 pounds, valued at $23,520,113.
The treasury department reported
Tuesday It has on hand $7,500,000 worth
of silver coins. This Is the smallest
supply It has had In several years and
there are grave fears that It will not
be sufficient to meet the demands of the
treasury during the approaching Christ
mas shopping period.
The city reservoir of Camden, N. Y.,
near the Delaware river, broke, and
about 8,000,000 gallons of water escaped
and flowed down Twenty-seventh street,
flooding many houses and doing other
damage. A watchman whose duty
It was to open a valve when the water
reaches a certain height neglected to do
Grand Duke Nicholas arrived at Con
stantinople on the Russian ironclad
Georgi Poblodonosetz, which, owing to
the Insistence of Russia, was permitted
at the last moment to pass the naval
forts. The Mussulman population was
deeply impressed by what was regarded
as another Instance of Russia overrid
ing the clause of the Berlin treaty,
which closes the Bosphorus to foreign
James O'Brien and his attorney, Mor
timer Walker. ' of Racine, left re
cently for New York, and sail
ed for Ireland, where O'Brien will be
placed In charge of one of the largest
estates In Ireland, estimated to be
worth $8,000,000. O'Brien is a nephew
of the late John O'Brien, a bachelor,
who, when he died a few weeks ago, left
a will by which his entire fortune
should follow the ancient laws of de
scent and go to the oldest son of his
oldest brother. An older brother was
James was killed about a year ago.
O'Brien has for years lived on a small
rented farm, which he worked In the
summer, and he fiddled at country
dances during the winter.
Secretary Cortelyou this evening said
the conference yesterday was a severe
Btraln upon the president. While in
the judgment of his physicians his
progress toward recovery has been satis
iactory and continues so, they feel that
to avoid risk of a sot-back be should
be relieved of any undue tax upon his
strength; therefore, for the uext week
or ten days, only such matters will be
brought to his attention as are Impera
tively necessary for him to consider.
The national Irrigation congress will
retain Its identity as an independent
organization at least for another year.
This was decided by a vote of 113 to 91
tonight. A fierce parliamentary battle
was waged this afternoon and tonight
over the report .jof the committee on
permanent organization, signed by 14
of the 16 members of the committee,
that the national irrigation congress
merge with the trans-MIssisslppl con
gress, the former to constitute a branch
of the organization to be created by the
BOER RECEPTION AT BERLIN.
Government is Discouraging Recep
tion Committee Strenuously Op
posed by Officials.
Berlin, Oct. 15. General Botha has
telegraphed the reception committee
that the Boer generals will arrive here
Thursday, but as their presence Is neces
sary in England they must leave Berlin
on Saturday. The government is dis
couraging the Boer reception commit
tee In various ways. The police will not
permit the proposed procession to pass
through Brandenburger gate, doubtless
because It is near the British embassy.
Billposters who have a monopoly on the
city's advertising on the pillars have
broken their contract and refuse to put
up any more' placards advertising the
reception of the Boers. It Is intimated
the reason Is they received a secret
hint from the police to cease advertis
ing the entertainment. The govern
ment seems determined to prevent the
slightest demonstration that might be
construed as offensive to Great Britain.
Paris. Oct. 14. The Boer generals
this afternoon drove around the city
and went to the town hall, where they
were received and welcomed by the
president and other officials of the mu
nicipality. CHEERING NEWS TO PUBLIC
A Competent Authority Predicts the
Price of Coal Will be Normal
Early in December.
Washington, Oct. 15. An authority
who knows the conditions of the coal
industry of the country predicts that
the price of coal will fall by the early
part of December to the price that pre
vailed before tho coal strike began.
"Bear In mind," said this authority,
"that I do not suppose that people can
get all they want by that time, for they
cannot. It would be a physical Impossi
bility. But It Is probable coal will be
quoted at the normal figure about that
time. Enough coal to im all the de
mands cannot be taken out of the mines
in such a short period, but if the miners
return to work Immediately, I see no
reason why all the coal wanted mrough
out the country cannot be supplied by
about the middle of February. If the
miners should determine to work by
next Monday they can get out oi the
mines in the neighborhood of -J,000 to
50.000 tons a day during that week.
Within two weeks they should be able
to put out approximately 75,000 tons a
day, and within six weeks the output
should approximate 100,000 tons.
ABANDONS CITY OF CARACAS.
President Castro Removes Seat of
Venezuelan Government to
Willmestnrt. Oct. 15. The eovern-
ment of Venezuela, owing to the fear
the revolutionists might make an at
tack n Caracas and In view of the fact
that Vice President Winente Gomez
left that city yesterday with an me
troops available to reinforce President
Castro, has been transferred to the
"provisional capital" of Venezuela. In
Guaxpuro district, surrounding Los Te
ques, without any town or village be
ing stipulated as the headquarters of
Berlin, Oct. 15 Dispatches of the
Associated Press from Willemstad an
nouncing the apparent critical position
of President Castro of Venezuela were
communicated to the foreisn office
here, which had been expecting such
news, but which has not yet received
confirmatory dispatches. The position
of Castro, according to official intelli
gence, has been crowing precarious, and
his ultimate downfall Is here considered
probable. This Is the reason why Ger
man claims against Venezuela have not
been passed for settlement. The gov
ernment of Germany is waiting until a
new administration is formed, capable
of carrying out the terms of settlement.
Seek End of Hostilities.
Port au Prince, Oct. 15. Acting on
the initiative of United States Minister
Powell, the diplomatic corps here has
proposea a cessation of hostilities in
order to arrangs preliminaries for peace
between the revolutionists and the
forces of the provisional government,
IMPORTANT CASE IN COURT.
Constitutionality of Ltgal Tender
Provisions of Eland-Allison Act
Involved in Court Case.
Washington, Oct. 15. An Important
case, which raises a question of the con
stitutionality of the legal tender provi
sions of the Bland-Allison act of 1878,
was submitted without argument In tho
United States supreme court today. The
case originated In Michigan in 1897
Stephen Baldwin was Indebted to Frank
A. Baker in the extent of $361, and in
payment tendered 304 silver dollars,
Baker refused to accept silver, alleging
It was not legal money. Baldwin
brought suit in the state courts of
Michigan to compel acceptance, and
those courts sustained his contention
Baker brought the case to the supreme
court on a writ of error.
SANTA FE RAILWAY TO EXTEND
Plans Adopted for the Construction of
More Than 300 Miles of New
Line in Oklahoma.
Chicago, Oct. 15. The Atchison. To
peka and Santa Fe road has adopted
plans for the construction of more
than 300 miles or new line in Okia
homa. The work will be begun soon
and details concerning the work will
be given out shortly. It is estimated
that these projects will necessitate an
expenditure approximating $2,500,000,
Generals Visit Aldershot.
London, Oct. 14. Generals Corbln
Young and Wood and their aides de
camp visited tne camp at Aldershot to
day as guests of General French, In
sperted by the soldiers' quarters, wit'
nessed evolutions by a light horse bat
tery and visited the gymnasium. The
generals dined with War Secretary
Broderlck this evening, where they met
END OF STRIKE IS NEAR.
THE PRESIDENT'S EFFORTS ARE
Operators Accept Commission to be
Appointed by the President, to
Whom Shall be Referred AU Ques
tions at Issue Between the Com
panies and Their Employes Men
Who Will Form the Commission.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 14 By au
thority of J. Plerpont Morgan, who,
with his partner, Robert Bacon, and
Secretary Root, were in conference
with President Roosevelt tonight, a
statement was given out by Secretary
Cortelyou in which . the presidents of
the coal-carrying railroads and the
ml no operatords propose a commission
of five persons to adjust differences and
settle the coal strike in the anthracite
coal fields. The proposition Is believed
by the administration to be satisfac
tory to the miners, as It covers the
proposition made by ntchell, with ad
ditional conditions which it is believed
the miners will accept.
The statement sets forth the desire
of the operators to have their position
understood. Then follows a statement
respecting the number of companies op
erating mines, and the miners employ
ed, and the declaration that "possibly
onehalf belongs to the United Mine
Workers." The organizing of the min
ers' union Is briefly reviewed, leading
up to the ordering of the strike last
May. Since then, the operators say, 7,
000 to 10,000 men not members of the
union are at work, and that many more
who wished to work were prevented by
violence and: intimidation, destruction
of property and fear of death. They
charge this reign of terror has contin
ued and Increased notwithstanding tne
disavowals of Mitchell, and say "It is
clear he either cannot or will not pre
The operators say the wages paid are
fair and full, and that profits have been
small. They say they never have been
unwilling to submit questions between
them and their workmen to any fair
tribunal, but say they are not willing
to enter Into arbitration with the Mine
Workers' union, nor to make any ar
rangement which will not secure to the
men not now working, and- all now or
hereafter wishing to work, whether
they belong to th? union or not, the
right and opportunity to work In safe
ty and without insult or bodily harm
to themselves or their families.
The operators then refer to the con
ference with uie president Oct. 3 and
repeat the proposition made then. They
say they realize that urgent public
need of coal and apprehension of an in
adequate supply for the approaching
winter, calls for an earnest effort to
reach a practical conclusion which will
result In an increased production. '
The statement concludes: "We sug
gest that the commission be appointed
by the president of the United States
if he is willing to perform that public
service, to whom Bhall be referred all
the questions at issue between the re
spective companies and their own em
ployes, whether they belong to tne un
ion or not, but the decision of that com
mission shall be accepted by us. The
commission to be constituted as fol
An officer In the engineer corps.
either military or naval service of the
An expert mining engineer, exper
ienced In mining coal and other
materials, and not In any way connect
ed with coal mining properties, either
anthracite or bituminous.
A judge of the United States court,
Eastern district of Pennsylvania.
"A man of prominence, eminent as a
A man who, by active participation
in mining and selling coal, Is familiar
with the physical and commercial fea
tures of the business.
"It being the understanding that, im
mediately upon the constitution of such
commission, in order that idleness and
non-production may cease Instantly,
the miners will return to work and
cease all Interference with and persecu
tion of any non-union men who are
working, or shall hereafter work. The
findings of this commission shall fix
date when the same shall be effective
and shall govern the conditions of em
ployment between the respective com
panies and their employes for a term of
at least three years."
While no official statement was made
at the white house after the operators'
address was made public, the opinion
was expressed that the way is now
open for a complete settlement of the
strike, and that the mines would soon
be in operation once more. When Sec
retary Root came down at the close of
the conference his face was beaming,
and although he would say nothing he
seemed so satisfied that those who saw
him believed good progress had been
made toward a settlement of the great
question which has been giving the ad
ministration bo much concern.
The proposition of the operators was
the result of the visit of Secretary Root
to New York and his conference with J,
Pierpont Morgan on Saturday. Morgan
at that time expressed keen intereit in
the situation and desired to bring about
an adjustment If possible. Following
this talk with Root there was a confer
ence in New York today, at which the
proposition of the operators was agreed
to, and Morgan was delegated to bring
it to the president, in the belief that
such would be courteous and the nest
way of promulgation of the offer.
The next move will be the presenta
tlon of the matter to the miners, and It
Is probable President Mitchell will be
invited to Washington to consult with
President Roosevelt It is believed here
that he will accept the proposition,
J. Plerpont Morgan and Robert S,
Bacon, one of his partners, arrived here
tonight and were driven to tho Arling
ton hotel. They refused to see anyone
In their rooms. Their visit Indicates an
apparent conference on the coal strike
will take place either with the president
direct or with Secretary Root, who has
represented the president in the van
ous efforts of uie latter to bring about a
settlement It was reported that Presi
dent Baer also was here, but he could
not be found. Shortly after going to his
room Morgan came down stairs and
left the hotel for the temporary white
house, where he was at once shown up
stairs and into hte room where the
president was and a conference on the
strike situation began.
. Mitchell is Silent.
Wllkesbarre, Oct. 13. When Mitchell
was shown a bulletin that the opera
tors had agreed to arbitration he re
fused to mako any statement tonight.
COAL COMING FROM EUROPE.
Germany and Russia, as Well as
Wales, Filling Large Orders from
America for Anthracite.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 14. The
Brauer Line Steamship company, oper
ating between Philadelphia and New
York and Hamburg, is reported to
have purchased for Importation to this
country 20,000 tons of anthracite coal
from Germany and 15,000 ons of anthra
cite from southern Russia. The latter
is to be shipped from Mariupol, South
Russia, during October and November.
The -bulk of the coal that will come
from Germany will be a reimportation
of Pennsylvania stove and chestnut
grade exported to Germany and pur
chased from Philadelphia & Reading
way company. The British steamship
Marlanna Is scheduled to sail from
Hamburg for Philadelphia with ' the
first cargo about Oct 15. The steam
ships North Point, Montauk Point and
Manchester Market have all been char
tered to load coal at Welsh ports for
Philadelphia, New York and Boston.
Shipments From Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Oct. 13. Sixteen steam
boats pushing 170 barges and 24 coal
'boats left Pittsburg today for Cincin
nati and Louisville. The total num
ber of bushels Bhlpped is 7,000,000.
About 3,000,000 bushels additional is
expected to go out tonight
FATAL EXPLOSION IN MINE.
Disaster at Victor Mines, Pawnee,
111. Two Killed and Many
Springfield. 111., Oct. 14. Two men
were killed, four fatally and many oth
ers seriously Injured this afternoon by
an explosion at the Victor mines, at
Pawnee, 18 miles from here.
The dead are:
W. V. OVERCASH, aged 30.
MICHAEL YORJA, aged 27.
Thomas King and several others.
The explosion occurred just before
the day force of 190 men went off duty.
and was caused by an overcharge in a
blast, the concussion causing the coal
dust, which thickly overhung the mine,
to explode with great force.
Some Idea of the force of the explo
sion can be learned from the fact that
all those killed and Injured were about
4,000 feet from the place where the shot
was fired. Isaacs was hurled against
the entry wall with such force that his
head was smashed beyond recognition.
It is reported that Overcash was
worth $40,000 and had no relatives. He
had been In town but a few days.
STATUTORY LAW MUST RULE,
New York's Governor Says Lawless
ness of Whatever Kind Must be
Suppressed by Executive.
New York, Oct. 14. Governor Odell
tonight opened the Republican cam
paign In Brooklyn by making a num.
ber of speeches. Early In the evening
he attended a dinner given in his hon
or to the Union League club of Brook
lyn, at which Senator Depew was one
of the speakers. The governor was
then driven to the Academy, where he
opened a Hebrew fair. After this Odell
was taken to the rooms of the Brooklyn
Young Men's Republican club and
thence to Claremont rink, where he
made the principal address of the night.
The greater part of the governor's
speech was devoted to state affairs strlc-t
ly. Speaking of combines, the governor
said: "Combinations of capital which
marked the commercial progress of our
country have been accompanied by com.
blnatlons of labor. As long as both pur
sue their business within the limits of
constitutional and statutory law they
are entitled' to the protection of the
state and the strong arm of the govern
ment. Violations, whether they be
through artificial enhancement of
prices; whether they be in direction of
curtailment of production; whether
they be by interference with the rights
of individual workingmen, or whatever
form such lawlessness may take, should
be promptly met and suppressed by the
power vested in executive branches of
the government. The rights of the peo
ple are paramount Whenever conflicts
of capital and labor threaten not only
the prosperity but also the physical
comfort and welfare of the people, it
then becomes the duty of those who
represent the commonwealth, which
has given to one the charter right for
existence, and to both labor and capital
Its guarantee of protection, to step in
and endeavor to adjust such differ
ences. "Broad American principles are
teaching the youth to respect his coun
try and flag, which will lead him to be-
liuve the laws of his country are made
for the good of all and founded upon
principles upon which all should rely.
because so soon as there Is shown dis
respect or envy of success, just so soon
a government like ours must fall and
anarchy and disorder must result."
ALL QUIET IN PHILIPPINES.
General Grant Reports a Satisfactory
. State oi Affairs in the Islands
The Effect of Education.
San Francisco, Oct. 13. Brigadier
General Grant, who arrived on the
transport Logan, said today: "Every
thing in tne lsiana is quiet and peace'
ful. Big fighting is over. The work
now consists of concentrating men and
erecting forts. The beneficent effect of
education is rapidly clearing away the
Ignorance of the natives, which, in
reality, was the principle cause of the
J. Plerpont Morgan will import '60.'
000 tons of hard coal to distribute
among the poor and public Institutions,
SCRANT0N MINES' CONDITION.
Majority of Them Could be Worked to
Full Capacity Within a Week
After Strike Is Off.
Scranton, Pa., Oct. 15. Superintend
ents of local mining companies say, so
far as this region is concerned, the ma
jority of mines could be worked to
their fullest capacity within a week
after the strike Is off. With the excep
tion of a few places men have been at
work right along cleaning up the falls,
keeping timbering repaired and other
wise preparing for the day when work
would be resumed. All mines, with one
or two exceptions, have been kept free
of water and gas, and Inside of ten days
could be In full operation. The Dela
ware, Lackawanna & Western company
gave out a statement that its output
for Monday was 10,985 tons, or 55 per
cent of its normal production.
GEN. RUSSELL A. ALGER,
V I .'i'(,H:V?---i
Who has been appointed the successor
of the late Senator MacMillan of
MANSFIELD SCORES SUCCESS.
Revival of Shakespeare's Tragedy of
"Julius Caesar" a Revelation
of Dramatic Art.
Chicago, Oct. 14. Richard Mansfield
disclosed his revival of Shakespeare's
tragedy of "Julius Caesar" tonight at
the Grand opera house. It Is a revela
tion of dramatic art. He has created a
new Brutus a pattern, a precedent for
the future. The acting throughout was
a masterpiece and was given an ova
tion. Models for the scenery and cos
tumes were secured from Sir Alma
Tadema, R. A., and won much praise.
After the close of the engagement in
Chicago. Mansfield will visit six cities
of the middle West next month.
MAYOR TOM JOHNSON,
Of Cleveland, Ohio, whom Senator
Ilanna has challenged for a debate
on the tariff question.
Passenger and Ticket Agents.
Portland, Me., Oct. 15. The 47th an
nual convention of the American AssO'
elation of General Passenger and Tick
et Agents opentd today at the Hotel
Falmouth. J. R. Wood, general passen
ger agent of the Pennsylvania railroad
presided, with A. J. Smith, general pas'
senger agent of the Lake Shore road,
officiating as secretary. The morning
session mainly was devoted to the
transaction of routine business. Durln
the next two days the convention will
take up the discussion of antl-scalplng
legislation, safety paper, the desirabil
ity of issuing rate sheets salf-yearly in
stead of quarterly, aransportatlon of
excess baggage, and proposed changes
in the manner of punching standard
form of round-trip tourist tickets.
Chicago, Oct. 15. nutter Market firm,
Creamery. Ki'vfi'.'Sc; dairies, 15i2Uc.
Errs Market tlrmer, 2tV-c.
Poultry Market firm; turkeys, 12Q12o;
chickens. Ivy 12c.
ChieaRo, Oct. 13. Cattle There was an
active trade today at about steady prices,
Range cattle were in moderate supply
most of the natives being rather ordinary
In quality, there being a scarcity of fat
steers. Good to prime steers. f7.40tfiS.30
poor to medium. $3.75!i7.00; stackers and
feeder. S2.2.W4.90; heifers, 2.25g).50;
mors Tne supply ojrered today wn
small and sold readily at 10c higher. Hogs
are bo extraordinarily scarce that every
sharp decline. In prices Is followed by a
rally, the supply being utterly Inadequate
to meet requirements of the fresh pork
anil packing trade. Mixed and butchers
ti. 85(57.43; good to choice heavy, 7.VH7.iO
rough heavy. tfl.4nfft6.D5; light, 6.40Q7.25
bulk sales. f0.Mlfi7.0j.
Sheep The market continues to stand
the strain of unprecedented receipts re
markably well and the demand for feed
ers was strong and easier. There wns an
octlve and steady market today. Sheep
$2,253-4.00; lambs, 3.50(8.75.
St. Louis Live Stock.
St. Louis. Oct. 15. Cattle Receipts. 7.
000 head; steady to Btrong:beef steers. t4.O0
t7.oa; stockers and feeders, t3.00tff4.65
cows and heifers, t2.55tfj5.50; Texas steers
Hogs Receipts, 7.CO0 head; 5 to 10c high
er; range, tO.O507.GO. ......
Minneapolis, Minn.. Oct. 15. Wheat-
December, May. : on
track No. l mrcl. No. 1 northern
C9; Xp. 2 northern, CS'J.
NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK.
A Link of Communication Between;
Lonely Mother and Her Son.
"I have a cousin in America. No
doubt you have met him. He lives at
Few are the voyairers to the other
Bide of the Atlantic who have not
bumped against some such assertion
and then fallen under suspicion of be
ing themselves unknown, since tho
provincial mind of the foreigner cannot
realize that the Western hemisphere is
slightly larger than a parish In Kent.
Ana this apropos of the fact that
some years ago a certain New York
man who happens to be a "mighty
hunter before the Lord" journeyed to
British Columbia In search of big game.
While sojourning at Winnipeg he ex
pressed a desire to bag some caribou
and a friend who knew the country
thoroughly advised him to go to Wau
bagun, a station on a branch of tho
"There is nothing but a water tank
there," said his friend, "and only one
man In the whole section, a Scotch re
cluse, who looks after the tank but he
Is a superb guide, and as he has only
one train a day to watch out for he-
will give you all the sport you want"
The New Yorker went, won the re
gard of the hermit and slew caribou by
Last summer he was in Scotland, and
while roaming over the moors one day
lost his way. At length he espied a little
cottage, and, making for It, Inquired for
directions and asked if he could not be
accommodated with something to eat.
His hostess, a motherly Scotch lady.
at once set about getting him a "snack"
and, like all rustics, during the course-
or her preparations, deluged him with
'An' so ye're frae America, ye Bay?'"
she finally Interjected. "Happen ye ken
my son, Sandy McNeil? He s been over
there this mony a year.
I think not," replied the visitor.
wearily. "You see, America Is a very
large place. Where does your son re
"At Waubagun water tank," replied
Strange freak of chance! An habitue
of Fifth avenue was made the link of
communication between the lonely
mother and her equally lonely son, sep
arated from each other by half the dis
tance around the globe. St. Louis Re
HELEN MOON'S CASE.
New Providence, la., Oct. 13. The
wonderful case of little three year old
Helen Moon continues to be the talk
of the neighborhood and everyone i
rejoicing with Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Moon,
the happy father and mother.
It will be remembered that this sweet
little girl was given up by the doctors
with Dropsy. She was so far gone that
her eyes were closed up and her body
bloated till It was purple.
After everything else had failed
Dodd's Kidney Pills were used and to-
the Joy and surprise of everyone she
commenced to improve.
This improvement resulted In com
plete good health and she continues to
keep strong and well and without the
slightest symptom of the Dropsy left.
The coctors are as much bewildered
as anyone at the wonderful cure of
this desperate case.
In a certain sto!e on Broadway there
was a collection of cheap, scarf pins in
the window, and above the pins a sign
"Two of these for $1."
A man read the sign, entered the
store, and said:
"la that sign right two pins for $1?"
"Oh! that's an awful mistake." ex
claimed the clerk; "those pins sell for
$1 each, but as a mistake has been
made and you have called our attention
to it in time we will let you have two
The man thought he had a great bar
gain, laid down the $1 and took two
pins. Several hours later he passed
the store and saw the same sign in the
window. It was there every day during
the week. There are tricks In all
trades. New York Evening Sun.
DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED
by local applications as they cannot reach
the diseased portion of the ear. There 1
only one way to cure deafness, and that
Is by constitutional remedies. Deafness Is
caused by an inflamed condition of the
mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube.
When this tube Is Inflamed you have a,
rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing, and
when It Is entirely closed Deafness 1
the result, and unless the Inflammation,
can be taken out and this tube restored
to Its normol condition, hearing will be
destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten
are caused by Catarrh, which Is nothing
but an Inflamed condition of the mucous
We will give One Hundred Dollars for
any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh)
that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Toilet of a Lady Ant.
A naturalist has been making obser
vations on the toilets of certain ants,
and has discovered each insect goes
through most elaborate ablutions.
They are not only performed by her
self, but by another, who acts for th
time as lady's maid. The assistant
starts by washing the face of her com
panion, and then goes over the whol
body. The attitude of the ant that is
being washed Is one of intense satisfac
tion. She lies dcrwn with all her limb
stretched loosely out; she rolls over on
her side, even her back, a psrfect pic
ture of ease. The pleasure the little in
sect evinces being thus combed and
sponged is really enjoyable to tho ob
server. London Express.
Mothers will find jfrs. Wlnslow's Sootn.
Ing Syrup the best remedy to use for their
children during tha teething period.
Some people argue that congress ban
the reputation of talking too much to
be called upon in an emergency..
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children, v '
The Kind You Have Always Bought
If the coal barons had their way,
they would let the people freeze rather
than acknowledge the fact that labor
has rights. -j '.