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THE MAINE DISASTER.!
The Battleship Maine Blown Up
in Havana Harbor.
Hearty Two Hundred and Sixty
Lives Were Lost.
The Cause of the Terrible Disaster
at Present a Mystery.
A Searching Investigation Will be Made to
Ascertain Whether it Was the Re
sult of Base Treachery or
Simply an Accident.
X-ntCHt r foiK-prnlnc tliR Calamity,
l-Vitm Havana. Washington anil Mad
rid -('apt. SiKsht'P 'iniiils Sus
pension of Judgment.
The Navy's Mist Terrible Iisaster.
Washington, l-'i-l). Hi. Thi' most Ut
rilili' disaster that lias ever happi-m-il
t tlu' navy of the I'nitctl States -ftirrt'il
in the harhor of Havana. Cuba,
when, without a moment's warning, sin
explosion occurred on lioartl the battle
ship Maine, lyinjj peacefully at anchor,
with fires banked, resulting in the de
struction of the vessel and the loss of
cearlv three hundred lives.
CAPT. CHARLES D. SIGSBEE.
The cause of the explosion is.
so far as reports received would
indicate, involved in mystery, no
hint as yet being given that would
tend to point in any manner to the
The explosion created the utmost
consternation in Havana, windows be
ing smashed by the concussion in all
parts of the city. The fire police and
military were prompt in rendering as
sistance, while the boats of the Spanish
cruiser Alphonso XII. did good service
in rescuing many of those who were
either blown overboard or jumped into
the water to avoid the names of the
The Maine was a battleship of the
second class.and was regarded as one of
the best ships in the new navy. She
was built at the Brooklyn navy-yard,
anil was 318 feet long.T.'i feet wide. 21.B
mean draught, G,rs-J tons displac-inent.
She carried four 10-inch and six six-inch
breech-loading guns in her main bat
tery, and seven six-pounder and eight
one-pounder rapid-fire guns and four
iatlings in her secondary battery, and
I'our Whitehead torpedoes.
Secretary Long Expresses Himself Care
fully. Washington. I-Vb. IT. After a day
of intense excitement at the navy de
partment and elsewhere, growing out
of the destruction of the battleship
Alaine in Havana harbor. Tuesday
night, the situation, after the exchange
of a number of cablegrams between
Washington and Havana, can be
summed up in t'.ie words of Secretary
Jxng. who. when asked, as he was
about to depart for the day. whether
lie bad reason to suspect that the dis
aster was the work of an enemy, re
plied: "I have not. In that I am influenced
by the fact that ( apt. Sigsliee has not
yet reported to the navy department
tin the caus. lie is evidently waiting
to write a full report. S long as he
loes not express himself I certainly
cannot. I should think from the indi
cations, however, that there was an
accident that the magazine exploded.
How that came alxmt I do not know.
For the present, at least, no other war
ship will be sent to Havana.'"
Had a Solierlns KftVi-t.
"The appalling nature of the disaster
and the gravity of the situation that
would arise should investigation jjive
a basis for the undercurrent of sus
picion of treachery and foul play that
ran through all minds, had a sobering
effect upon public men of all shades of
The fact stands forth, and is little
less than remarkable, that not a single
resoldtion was introduced or a single
rspeech made in either house of congress.
ave one of condolence witli the fami
lies of the killed, offered by Mr. IIou
U'llc and adopted by the house of rep
resentatives. Public men expressed their opinions
with reserve when approached, but
vervwhere there was a demand for an
investigation and full details in the
light of which the horror may be just Iy
(eneral Opinion Summarized.
Secretarv Ixng undoubtedly sum
marized the general opinion of the ma
joritv of the naval experts in finding it
impossible just now to state the cause
of the destruction of the Maine. There
are a great uuiuIkt of theories, but
most of them are of a character that
makes it easy to prove or upset them by
a single investigation by a diver.
Secretary Long has taken immediate
flteps to make this investigation. I.ate
yesterday afternoon he telegraphed to
Admiral Sieard.at Key West.toappoint
a bf rd of naval officers to proceed at
l 'iil' VA ' '
once to ITavana. employ divers, and
generally to make such inquiries as the
regulations of the navy demand shall
be made in the case of the loss of a
Invest ijrat Ion Will Take Some Time.
It is expected that this work will
take some time.and while there areofli
cers who say that in their opinion it will
not be possible, owing to the probably
disrupted condition of the hull of the
ship, to make out the cause of the ex
plosion, the opinion of the majority is
that the question will be easily settled
by the simple observation of the condi
tion of the ship's hull plates in the
neighborhiH)d of the hole which sank
her. whether or not they are bulged
out. as would be the case if the explo
sion came from the inside, or whether
they were driven in. as wouid result
from the attack of a torpedo or the ex
plosion of a mine beneath the ship.
The large majority of mivnl officers
are inclined the belief that the explo
sion resulted from sp. .itaneous com
bustion of a coal bunker, theover-heat-ing
of the iron partitions between the
boilers anil the magazine, or from the
explosion of a Ixiiler. though the last
theory finds little suport.
The Maine May he Kaised. (an
The naval constructors, in the light
of the dispatches thus far received, say
it is by no means certain that the
Maine cannot be raised and again carry
the flag. They say that while she is a
big ship, others as large have been
raised, and at Havana the new floating
dry dock would receive her if she could
once be gotten above the water.
'apt. Sigsbee evidently is taking an
interest in the future of the ship, for he
sent a telegram to Commander 1'or
sythe. at Key West, that was promptly
transmitted to Secretary Long, sug
gesting that a lighthouse vessel or
some such smail craft lie stationed in
Havana harbor to watch over the
wreck. The latter, even if beyond
resurrection, contains valuable ord
nance ami other property that doubt
less can be sccurcl by divers.
One of the (ircatcst Iis:isters in Naval
It is said at the navy department
that this disaster is the greatest of the
kind in naval history, since the sink
ing of the big Itritish war ship Vic
toria by co! lision with the Camper
down in the Mediterranean, oil -Malta.
Jit ne. 1 st:t. liy that accident the Brit
ish admiral, commanding. 22 olliccrs
and .Till men lost their lives.
The Spanish legation was early ad
vised of the horror by Capt.-tleu.
lllauco. who expressed his profound re
gret and added that the occurrence
was a chance accident, the undoubted
cause being an explosion of the boiler
of the dynamo. This was the only
speciric cause assigned from an official
Source during Uie day.
Foreign Diplomats Kxpress Kegrets.
M. Dubosc. the Spanish charge
called at thestatedepartment to express
his profound regret, anil the entire
Spanish staff left their cards at the
navy department as a mark of personal
condolence. At all the foreign estalv
lishments there was the deepest inter
est and solicitude over the affair, and
during the day Ambassador Camhon.
of France. Sir .lulian l'aunccfote of the
liritish embassy anil other foreign rep
resentatives called on the president, or
at the state department, to express
The disaster is remark.ible in that
only two officers lost their lives. They
were Lieut. Friend W. Jenkins . and
Assistaut Kngineer Darwin I!. Merritt.
The former was unmarried, but leaves
a mother anil sister. The latter, it is
thought, also was unmarried, but the
department was unadvised concerning
Hard Work and II inli-r Vuiting.
Hard Work and harder waiting and
expectancy marked the evening for
most of the department otiieials whose
duties connected them in any way vith
the Maine disaster. Secretary Loiig,
who had been aroiv.cd at a. in.,
when the news reached Washington,
was thoroughly tired out. and went to
bid unusually early. He turned over
to Lieut. Whittelsey the receiving of
all dispatches relat ing to the disaster,
with orders, following out those of the
president at the cabinet meeting, to
make public everything relating to the
The state department was on the
alert for news both from Havana and
from Minister Woodford at Madrid,
but beyond a s.-i-ond message from
Cell. Lee expressing the hope that pub
lic excitement in the l'i:ited States
would be represted. ami detailing ad
ditional courtesies at the hands of the
Spaniards, nothing was received,
strenuous l-:lTorts to Kemain Calm.
The efforts of all government oilicers
to remain calm in the face of the shock
ing disaster and Us attending mystery
was apparent, and a number of naval
otliiers volunteered theories in favor of
fhi' accident hypothesis, all of which,
in the absence of any facts on which to
base a reasonable opinion, were de
At the White House the president
spent the evening in his office. There
was no otiicial conference on the dis
aster, however, and but one caller.
Senator Fairbanks, of Indiana, who
merely discussed the Maine catastrophe
incidentally with the other business
which brought him to the White House.
The president displayed the keenest
interest in the appalling story and the
deepest sympathy for the sufferers, and
it was at his suggestion that the order
half-masting all government flags was
issued, lie was kept informed of the
course of events by private dispatches
and those of the press, which were
sent to him through the evening.
Capt. Sij-shee'H Message to Commandant
Kky Wkst. Fla.. Feb. 17. Capt. Sigs
bec's message to Commandant Forsythe
of the naval station here, received yes
Havana. Fe!. in.
Advise sen'.Hnu American vessel at once. The
Maine is siii.nicreJ except the debris. Mostly
work for divers. Jenkins anrl Merritt are still
missing, and there is but little hope for their
safety. Tho e known t have lieen saved are
the oifleers and 24 uninjured of the crew.
Eighteen wounile.l m?n am nLw on board the
Ward Line steamer, in the city hospital and at
the Muscotte hotel 53 sfar a, known. All
the others went down on hiird or nar the
Maine. The total number mlsin: is 251 With
several exceptions no ofllcer or man has more
than part of a suit of clothing and that is wet
witn harbor water.
The Ward line steamer leave for Mexico
(Vera Cruz) at two o'clock this afternoon. The
officers saved arj uninjured. The dama?e was
in the compartments of the crew. Am prepar
init to telegraph list of saved and wounded.
Olivette leaves for Key West at 1 p. m. Will
send by her to Key West all officers saved ex
cept myself. Wainwriirht. Holman. Heneber
per. Kay and Holdvn. Will turn over three un
injured hoais to captain of port, wiih request
for safekeeping. Will send ad wounded men
to hospital in Havana. Siusiike.
Will Not Venture a (tiles at the Caufte of
Havana. Feb. 17. Capt. Sigsbee. in
terviewed last evening by your corre
spondent with reference to the cause
of the explosion, said:
"I cannot determine the cause; but
competent investigators will decide
whether the explosion was produced
from an interior or exterior cause. I
cannot say anything until after such
an investigation has been made. I
will not and cannot conscientiously an
tic;p..te the decision, nor do I wish to
make any unjust estimate, of the rea
son for the disaster."
The News in Madrid.
Mahhid. Feb. 17. The following
semi-official note was issued yester
day: "The news of the disaster of the
Maine has caused a painful impression
in Madrid. It was at first feared that
there had been some act of imprudence
to which the catastrophe was attribu
table. Afterwards as the details ar
rived the fears dispelled took the form
of feelings of sympathy and sorrow for
the misfortune which has occurred.
"The captain-general, the commanil
ant of the arsenal, the sailors of the
cruiser Alphonso XL, the crews of the
merchant vessels and all the available
forces hastened to succor the injured.
Tile government has expressed to
Minister Woodford the regret it feels
at the catastrophe, more especially as
it occurred in waters within Spanish
An adminil in full uniform, in the
name of the minister of marine and the
entire Spanish cabinet, called on Cen.
Woodford and informed him that the
government had telegraphed to the au
thorities in Cuba to do their utmost to
relieve the distress of the injured and
to furnish the officers and crew of the
Maine with everything which they
A Cablegram from ten. I.ee.
Washington. Feb. 17. The following
cablegram was received from Consul
(cncral Lee at It: Hi last night:
Havana. Feb. HI. Profound sorrow
expressed by government and munici
pal authorities, consuls of foreign na
tions, organized bodies of all sorts and
"Flags at half-mast on governor
general's palace, on shipping in the
harlwir and in city.
"Ititsincss suspended, theaters
"Dead number aliout 200.
"lltlicers" ijuarters being in rear and
seamen's forward where cvnlosion
took place, accounts for great er propor-
tional loss to sailors.
"Funeral to-morrow at 3 p. in.
"Officers Merritt and .Jenkins still
"Suppose you ask that naval court of
inquiry he held to ascertain cause of
"Hope our people will repress excite
ment and calmly await decision.
No Smokeless Powder on It ird -Precaution
Taken with I'owiler.
Washington. Feb. lii. There was no
smokeless powJer on lxiard the Maine,
and the ten-inch ammunition was made
up of brown prismatic powders. Not
only is this powder most carefully
packed in hermetically-sealed copper
cast's, but its heat-resisting qualities
arc so great that it can not be ignited
by the flame of a match. HI degrees
Fahrenheit being the amount of heat
that must he applied for some time to
set off the powder. OntheotluT.hand.it
is readily ignited, as in the case of the
charge in the gun. by the explosion of
a good quantity of fulminate. Fvery
prciaiitioti is adopted aboardship to
safeguard the magazine.
In its vicinity a sentry stands on duty
continually. The doors are closed
hermetically, except when the ship is
cleared for action. At eight o'clock
every night the temperature is taken,
sind the keys of the locked door are
placed in the captain's hands for the
night. The records of the navy depart
ment show that S7 degrees was the
maximum temperature in the Maine's
magazine during the past month, a very
low and safe temperature. These facts
make it extremely difficult to account
for the explosion.
An Kx-Coiifederate Naval Officer's Opin
ion. ClilcAiio. Feb. Commander J. E.
Montgomery, once of the I'nited States
navy, commanding officer of a confed
erate fleet during the civil war. and
the man who raised the frigate, after
wards the ram Merrimac. was
very emphatic in declaring the
sinking of the battleship Maine
in Havana harlior the result of
treachery, and an act without parallel
in the world's history. In his opinion
war must inevitably follow. "When
the divers go down and examine the
hull of the vessel." said Commodore
Montgomery, "it will lie found that it
was stove in by a torpedo exploded un
der the bow. with diabolical intent."
OFFICERS AND MEN SAVED.
Capt. SiffsheeV Response to a Message of In
quiry. Washington. Feb. 10. Capt. Sigsbee
has reported, in answer to a cable mes
sage of inquiry, that the following otli
cersand men were saved from the Maine:
Capt. C. O. Sic-ibee.
Leeutenant-Commander R. WainwriKht
Lieut. (. F. Wheelman.
Lieut. J. Hood.
Lieut. C. W. J unpen.
Lieut. G. P. Blow.
Surgeon S. ti. H-'nebergcr.
Paymaster C. M. Ray
Chief Engineer C P. HowclL
Lieuu J. J. Bland on.
Chaplain J. P. Chadwiclc.
Passed Assistant Engineer F. C Bowers.
LleutAiant of Marines CatHa.
Assistant Engineer J. R. Morris.
Naval Cadets J. H. Holden, W. T. Cluverlus,
R. llronson, P. Washington, A- Crenshaw, J. 11
Iloatswaln F. E. Larkin,
Gunner J. Hill.
Carpenter J. Helm.
Paymaster's Clerk B. McCarthy.
M,-n Kedon. Larson. Hallberg, Bullock, Mel
ville. Willis, (jalpin, Kushieda, Noppin. Tur
pin. Harris, Lutz. Jeretson. Holland. Her
bert. McDeidtt. Foley. Hutchins. Schwartx,
Richards, Teaclcle. Klynne, Dresseler, Da
vid. Mlchaelson. Sohman. Kox. Wilbur.
Waters. Anderson. ( 'hristianson. Koehler,
Ericcson. Mack. Williams. J. White. Pauls,
Coffee. J. W. Allen. K ie. D. Cronin. K. Cahill,
J. Kane. Jerene. ('. A. Smith. C. Shea,
Herncs. J. Ile.tron. Bloomer. Johnson. Berif
man. Mattison. A. Johnson. Pilch;r. Holster,
Loftus. McUinnis, W Matiason. Furn-ss.
(JimhI. D.irliins. il.m. MeN.iir. Oab.-i'l. A. Hal
Ion. Senetech, A. Kueze. Benjamin. McKay.
Tho Time and Place and Character of the
Uostox. Feb. 17. Hear Admiral
(leorge Belknap. I". S. X.. retired, said
yesterday that he was inclined to think
the Maine was blown up by a torpedo.
"I do not see." he said, "how an ex
plosion of the forward magazine could
have o?curre((. The len s of the nriga
zines are always kept in the custody of
the captain. All the ammunition
is carefully c-asetl. mostly in
the form of projectiles. and
their explosion by themselves
is next to impossible. If. as the dis
patches state, "the whole bow of the
ship was blown off. it is apparent that
the explosion could not have becn-eansed
by the boilers.or the coal getting heated.
I do not see how it could have oecttrred
from the paint room, as every precau
tion is taken to prevent the collection
of explosive gasses in the paint room,
and if such tin explosion had occurred
it would more likely have caused a
fire than destroy the .ship."
Kear-Adniiral llelknap said it was
very significant thing that the Maine
should have blown up in that particular
harbor at this particular time, fn the
absence of information as to the cause
of the explosion, he thought that was
the most signincant indication in tho
CAPT. SIGSBEE'S ADVICE.
Oen. Cnppluger says Judgment Should he
Suspended I ntil the Facts are Knoun.
Omaha. Neb.. Feb. It;. Urig.-t.Yn.
Coppinger. commanding the depart
ment of the I'latte. said, when asked
this morning for some expression on
the Cuban situation, that it was impos
sible for any army officer to make any
comments on international affairs,
and that in the present strained rela
tions iM'tween Spain and the United
States careless talking might do great
injury. He thinks that Capt. Sigsbee's
advice to suspend judgment until more
is learned concerning tiie destruction
of the Maine is very wise.
t ten. Coppinger expects that a full
report of the affair and a satisfactory
report will be made by night. He svs
the loss of such an expensive and won-drous'.y-constructcd
vessel was a loss
that our navy could ill afford to en
dure. THE RESULT OF TREACHERY.
Senator Butler Does Not Itellere the Kx-
plosion on the Maine was Accidental.
MiNNKAi'ous. Minn., Feb. 17. Sen
ator Littler of North Carolina, now in
Minneapolis at tending the session of the
populist state central e :u:nittee. is in
clined to view the loss of the Maine as
the result of treachery.
"The act of blowing up a vessel in
that manner would appear to many of
the Spaniards as a noble deed and the
author would be a hero." he said.
"I!ut. of course the Spanish govern
men has no connection with it."
"Will it precipitate war'.'''
"No. hardly. If it is shown that
the explosion was not accidental, tho
Spanish government would be in duty
bound to disavow any connection with
it. and punish the author or authors iu
a summary manner."
IT IS A PUZZLE.
Naval oilicers Can Not Asree ("pon a
Washington. Feb. 1. At this mo
ment thfiiavul oilicers can not agree
uon any theory to account for tiie de
struction of the Maine. Perhaps a
majority arc indited to the belief that
tiie explosion was purely aee'elental;
another constd'Tabi? number feel that
a torpedo was cxpio led under the ves
sel, and a third theory is
that some infernal machine was
smuggled aboard the ship and
setoff. In the present lack of knowl
edge it is not thought possible to say to
which theory the balance of probabili
ty inclines. An examination by a diver
of the hull of the Maine would demon
strate instantly whether or not a tor
pedo had been used, for in case it had
the plates of the hull would surely be
driven in. On the other hand, pro
truding plates would be an evidence
that the explosion was purely internal.
The Red Cross at Havana.
Nkw Yokk. Feb. 17. The following
instructions have been cabled to Miss
Clara llarton. president of the Ameri
can Ked Cross, now at Havana:
"Save neither trouble nor expense to
render every possible assistance to our
Miss Ilarton and her corps of lied
Cross aides are available for immediate
service in behalf of those injured by
the explosion on the Maine. Their
organization, and the Ked Cross tempo
rary hospital will doubtless lie placed
at the disposal of Capt. Sigsbee for his
Ex-President Harrison Interviewed.
Indianapolis. Ind.. Feb. 10. When
ex-l'resident lienjatnin Harrison was
asked by a press correspondent for a
statement regarding the destruction of
the Fnited States battleship Maine he
"The occurrence is a most terrible
and shocking one. It is to be hoped
that au investigation may leave no
doubt that it was an accident. If there
should be any room for suspecting foul
play it would be very unfortunate.
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
Racine, Wis., has been selected by
the United Danish Evangelical Luth
eran churches of America as the place
for locating the Danish-American col
lege. Miss Parrish, the seventh round-the-world
temperance evangelist, is
now iii Japan, where she :r. pushing the
Gospel temperance work with much
vigor and earnestness.
Sixty young men are pursuing a
course of study in the Y. M. C. A. train
ing school at Springfield. Mass.. in
preparation for the various lines of
work in the Y. M. C. A.
Ilev. Dr. David P. Dreed, late pastor
of the First Presbyterian church, of
Pittsburgh, has accepted the chair of
sacred rhetoric and elocution in Wes
tern Theological seminary.
The Homestead is the name of the
rescue home for women in St. Louis.
It is a roomy old mansion and was re
cently given by James Stewart to the
Salvation Army of that city.
The Christian F.ndeavor society of
the Abingdon (111.) Christian church
provides carriages for invalids and
aged people, taking them to religions
, 'I'l. : ,....,... t . . ,
SCIICCS. illlM:iiri iuauaiiijjui lainu
children in India.,
Kev. John Robertson, the famous
Scotch preacher, has resigned the pas
torate of the City Temple, Glasgow,
Scotland, and will make a lecture tout
in America. He will reside in the vi
cinity of New York.
A QUEER RAILROAD.
Unlit I pon the Tops of Tall Califor
nia Ked woods.
In these days of advanced engineering,
railroad. have sought and conquered
many remarkable places. Here in the
i I'nited States we can ride up and down
mountains just as if they were little
j hills, and hurry along the brink of
I gorges that make us shiver when we
! Iivk down. From California, however.
comes the strangest railroad story and
picture for a longtime. It tells cf and
shows a train that actually runs over
Vi'hat a singular sensation it must
be to realize that one is following a
fuming, spitting locomotive over the
very places where kind nature iietendt'd
birds should nest and that delightful
quiet found among dense foliage reigns
supreme. This railroad down in Sono
ma county, Cal., between the Clipper
mills and Stewart Point, is not exactly
a passenger line, but it is a railrcad in
every sense of the word.
It so happens that when the railnad
conies to a place about equidistant
f:om the two points mentioned, a huge
ravine is encountered, the sides and
bottom of which are heavily wooded,
two giant redwood monarchs cf the
forest towering far above the less pre
tentious growth ant! imparting an air
of almost regal itupressiveness.
Now, it was very necessary thcit the
railroad should cross this ravine. It
was also true that the building of a
regulation railroad bridge would hard
ly pay, and this is where real genius
came to the rescue. If the reader could
sKind either at the edge of this ravine
it on one of its sloping sides, he would
see that strangely enough the growth
of the trees and their position is such
that their tops can be cut off and an al
most level surface of stumps be se
cured. Thus is what genius saw, and hence
the railroad across the tree tops. In
the first plsce. the big redwoods were
sawed off 73 feet from the ground, this
being the exact height from the bot
tom of the ravine to the level of the
tops of the trees. Next, trees on either
side were sawed off of sufficient length
to render their tops in a direct line
with the tops cf the redwoods, as wfll
aa of the edges of the banks.
In this fashion was nature made to
provide the piers and superstructure of
the desired bridge. To the lumbermen,
even the California veterans, the project
sicmcd ;;Imost chimerical, but the
builders pushed ahead ad presently,
one day, with a snort of triumph, a lit
tie logging engine pulled four flat cars
and a ca'.Kicse over the tree tops.
Nolx.dy ever heard of such a thing
before. We have all been told of the
rope bridge, have read of the great steel
structures that span several famous
livers, and many of us have seen these
triumphs of engineering genius, but
who is there that ever heard anywhere
else of a railroad bridge over the tops
;f trees? It is by long odds the queer,
est of the whole lot. Philadelphia
The Kanaka end the Mole.
"An interesting incident hnpper.cil
Alien I was in Honolulu," said Senator
Morgan. "You know the natives are
magnificent swimmers. They take to
the water like ducks. One day a cargo
of mules was being carried on a barge
to a .steamer lying off shore, when one
of the mules jumped overboard and
made for the shore. When he landed
on the beach he looked around, and,
seeing all the other mules still being
carried toward the steamer, he went
into the surf again and started in the
direction of the barge. After he had
gone some distance a great wave came
along and turned him over. When he
righted himself lie was absolutely
wild, and blindly headed out for mid
ocean. The men on the barge watched
him for awhile, and then the captain
asked if it was proposed to let the ani
mal drown. Quick as a flash one of thff
Kanakas sprang overboard, swam at
a tangent to intercept the mule, and,
reaching the animal, climbed npo-n hi?
back, and by clever tactics directed tht
animal to the steamer, riding hini like
a centaur in the water all the way."
P.rilain wasknown to the Phoenicians
as Dar.tt-Anac. or the "land of tin," as
far back as the year 1037 R. C. Some 500
years afterward the island was alluded j
to by the Romans nnder the name
Britannia, which subsequently became j
shortened into Britain. Chicago Ia I
ter Ocean. I
Lane's Famllr Mcdlela.
Moves the bowels each day. In order t
be healthy this is necessary. Acts gently o. ,
the liver and kidneys. Cures sick headache.
Price 25 and 50c
A big man with a soprano voice sounds
just as funny as a little man with a deep bast
voice. Washington Democrat.
This Is How to Make Orala-O.
In directions last week in this paper fo
making Grain-O, it should have been stated
that a tablespoonful (not a teaspoonful) be
used to two cups of cold water. Try it this
After a man is 30, in thinking of coasting
he considers the walk back. Atchison
Confined to Her Bed, but Hood'
Sarsaparllla Cured Her.
" I was taken with rheumatism and suf
fered a great deal of pain, and at times
I was confined to my bed. I obtained
only temporary relief from medicines, and
a friend udvised me to try Hood's Sarsa
parilla, which I did, and it cured me."
Mrs. P. P. Hat, Centralia, I1L
Is America's Greatest Medicine, tl ; six for tS.
Hood'8 Pills cure sick headache. -5c.
Celebrated for more than a
century as a delicious, nutri
tious, and flesh-forming bev
erage. Has our well-known
on the front of every package,
and our trade-mark
MLa Belle aiocolatiere"
on the back.
NONE OTHER GENUINE.
Made only by
I WALTER BAKER & CO. Ltd.
2 DORCHESTER, flASS.
A word which in the Estey
Organ construction means
experience, best material, deft
fingers and improved machin
ery. All this accounts for the
marvelous way the Estey "
will stand in tune and re
sist bad climate. Many an
"Estey," twenty-five years
old, is as good as new.
otirfiTO-p-.int.-ddi.- Estey 'OrgJii Co.
wtmlogue nt fre. TjrjttleOOrO, Vt.
have never used any
remedy equal to Dr. Bell Plne-Tur-Honey.
It gives quick and permanent rWlet tii grip as
well as cougba and cold. Mm. M. A. Mew
caife, Paducao, Ky.
For Children who Take Cold
nuily and arc aubject to croup, no remnly III ao help
ful, it will relieve tbe croup at once anil care a cole)
In one night. It abould be in every house ready fof
an emergency. You can buy a hotUe for 22c al any
Bnt-ciaaa drug Wore. Be sure you get
BR. BELL'S P1NE-TAR-K0XEY
WILL KEEP YOU DRY.
Don't b fooled with a mackintosh
or rubber coat. If you want a coat
that win keep you dry fn the hard
est stora buy the Fish Brand
flicker, it not tor sale la
A j. TOWER. Boston. Alas.
How to rrw wheat at 4 a bn. and 131 boa. oat
173 bus. b&rleT and 1400 bna. MtatoM Mr men-
ktrtK OUR ORKAT CAT A LOU It mailed yo
wim 1 1 frr-fta seeai aaivpie, upon r-wripi oi
THIS NOTICE mm lO eat In ctBpe,
JOHK A. ft 1 LIB K IKED CO., I.A CttOMl, Wlfl. )