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rio He Secretary, Hon. Ethan A. Hitch
ock, UteAmbamdorto RtuuU,
at Ilia I'ost.
"Washington, Feb. 21. Mr. Ethan Al
len Hitchcock. Of St. Tmiis: rnontlv
United States ambassador to Russia,
ETITAN ALLEN ITITCHCOrir
took the prescribed oath and entered j
upon nis duties as secretary of the
The Succni of the Filipino of Short Du
ration FUteen or Tlieni
Manila, Feb. 21. Filipino insurgents
were to-day driven away Zrom Mucati.
This morning they opened lire upon
Anderson's lines there and seemed de
termined in their attack. Two guns al
the Sixth artillery, under Lieut. Scott,
however, were trained on the insur
gent positions while the troops from
Macati charged and drove the enemy
before them. Fifteen Filipino dead
were found and four wounded. Two
American soldiers were wounded by
the explosion of Springfield rifles.
The natives had concentrated in
front of King's brigade, and nrcnme so
annoying that two companies of the
Washington infantry were sent over
the l'asig river. They swept the coun
try for two miles, and then swung over
....- oa..K, opm.sne .e iiisur-j
te nt trenches, facing the American
position at Macati. and opened a flank
iiiv uu i iic uixii geui! ;n;roi lie nw.-r,
The Filipinos continue to fire upon .
hospitals, and the lied Cross flag has !
been a target. Several times Chap- !
lain Pierce lias narrowly escaped
death, and all ambulances are sub- i
jrcted to a guerrilla 're. Sharp
shooters have attempted fo pick off
surgeons of the hospital corps, and
there are instances where wounded
men have been killed by insurgent bul
lets. TO MEETGEN.GOMEZ.
I'aoule Are Florktnq; Into the City or Ha
vana to Io Him Honor Seized
Ilavana, Feb. 21. (Jen. Qnintin Ban
dera, with two aides-de-camp, all col
ored, arrived here Sunday night, from
Santiago de Cuba, and put up at the
Hotel Ingleterra. The news of their
arrival brought crowds of colored peo
ple to the hotel. They blocked the
sidewalks in front of the building,
and invaded the dining room and
cheered the general.
Gen. Handera has arrived here for
the purpose of consulting with the Cu
ban assembly and to meet Gen. Maxi
mo Gomez. The latter was due to ar
rive at Matanzas yesterday, and is
expected here to-day or to-morrow.
Special trains running to Matanzas
will carry the junta and patriotic
clubs to meet. Gen. Gomez. The as
sembly's welcoming committee went
to Matanzas yesterday.
Owing to the fact that a numlier of
American gamblers hare been plying
their trade among the soldiers of the
Seventh army corps, several gambling
outfits have been seized and destroyed
in Gen. Fithugh Lee's camp.
The $10,000 worth of American to
lir.ceo seized on Saturday is to le soM
at auction, as the owners are not will
ing to pay the prohibitive duty de
manded. MUTUAL MISCONCEPTIONS.
Ksallr tho llet or Frrllnir Ktlstlnc lla
tween American nnd C'iiIi.'iia, D
aplte Inij-iilni; Falsifier.
Washington, Feb. 21. Senor Que- !
sada, late of the Cuban legation and
just returned from Culm, was in con
sultation with the officials of the state
and war departments yesterday. He
does not care to discuss his recent mis
sion for publication, but did say that
there appeared to be a misconception
in both the United States and in Cuba
as to the attitude of the people in
each country, lie desired it under
stood, and said that he based Ins state
ment on the closest observation while
in Cuba, that absolutely the best of
feeling prevailed among the Cubans
towards the United States military
authorities in the island. This was
true, notwithstanding the open efforts
of some persons to give rise to the
nmression that trrcat friction exists
and that the Cubans generally were i
chafing at the actionsf the Amen- j
lie was sure thnt with the simple
exercise of the most ordinary taet on
both side? ttere could arise no trouble j
between the Cubans and Americans.
The Elprtlnn of a : G. A. It. Com-niMnlr-lt-Clil'f.
Cincinnati, Feb. 21 Capt. W. C
Johnson, senior viee-commander-in-chief
of the Grand Army of the Repub
lic ami acting commauder-in-chief, is
charged with the duty of calling to
gether the executive committee for the
purpose of electing a commander-in-chief
for the remainder of the term.
Although the judge advocate general
has decided thai the executive commit
tee has full power to elect. Acting
Commander-in-Chief Johnson will gii
o Philadelphia for still further con
sideration before taking official action
cetv?v' r - --K5
ANOTHER RABBIT TRAP.
It Is Quite Clever In Dexlcn and Cai
lie ConatrneteU 1" Any I n
Sink a dry goods box two and a
half or three feet deep into the ground
near a hedgerow or in a fence corner,
or any secluded spot that may be fre
quented by rabbiis. Leave the top
about six inches above ground. Saw
out a hole about six inches square at
the top on one side. Make a box (b)
without ends 18 inches long, the sides
of inch and the top and bottom cf half
inch boards. This is to lit exactly the
six-inch hole in the dry goods box. It
may be made so as to work a little f rce-
DESIRABLE RABIIIT TRAP.
ly and is to be hung on a pivot in such
a wr.y that the end outside the box
is slightly heavier. Put the bait (c)
at the inner end of the pivoted box.
It does not t:ike much to induce a rabbit
to enter a hole. Once inside thin the
animal crawls along until past the mid
dle, when its weight overbalance the
box. which tins up suddenly, and the
animal slides out into the larger box.
j The pivoted, box then falls back to its
original position and is ready for an
j otiier rabbit. The trap i. easily con
j structed, simple and has- the advan
tage of being alwars set. There can be
two entrances as shown ill the illustra
: 1ion. T,,e t am si(Jes of . box
' ilfl..H rnn(, ,.n ,.V,.P,.,,
with leaves, snow or anything to dis
guise it. The trap door (a) is for re
moving the raptured rabbits. Orange
The Honey HuxineNa la ot Reeelvlnn
the Attention In the Went
Which It Should.
It is a matter of congratulation that
m many of the side industries possible
to- the farm have been brought into
prominence within a few years through
the farm press and the farmers' insti
tute, but there is something st ill lack
ing. The hoiu'y business is rarely men
tioned at a farmers' institute, and many
of the farm papers do not mention it
except in the most casual manner.
Illinois has many honey plants whicl'
would' be a source of considerable rev
ei:ue if the honey could be secured., but
because of lack of bees thousands of
dollars worth of nectar wastes every
year. All over the state white clover
grows and flourishes during the sum
mer, and in most of the state hcartsea.se
and Spanish needle are found in waste
places, while golden rod might almost
be named as the flower of the state.
Besides these is sweet clover, which is
a troublesome weed in most places, and
many dislike the honey that comes from
Intelligent farmers recognize the
value of bees in the pollenization of
fruit flowers, and they no doubt ac
complish much good in the same way
with other crops. There is room for
bees on every farm in the state, and if j
every farmer produced oniy honey i
enough for his own family, the saving j
in the item of sweets fur familv use i
would be larger than most men imag
ine. Fanners Voice.
Qnnlifieatlona of a Jndsc
Mr. Mortimer Levering, of Lafayette, j
fr.d.. in an address delivered at the an- j
nual meeting of the New York State
Breeders association, recently held at
Rochester, on "Judging Live Stock in
the Show liinc" after emphasizing the
ert-nt responsibility of the position.
summed up tlie requirements ot a judge
as follows: "An eye for symmetry and
outline, a fine sense of touch, an educa
tion in animal anatomy to detect blem
ishes, defects and malformation, a com
plete knowledge of the points of excel
lence governing the variety under con
sideration, a mathematical genius for
comparing sizes and weights, a cool
head and resolute nerve, an unpreju
diced mind, the courage of his convic
tions, unimpeachable integrity, and a
disposition to do what is honest and
About Color and flreedn.
Many readers who take an internst in
.he breeds are at a loss to understand
"e advantages possessed uv Dims ot
same breed, but which are different
in color. For instance, there are the
white, bull, black, brown, dominique
and silver-ciuckwiiig-Leghorns, but they
jiffer only in color, beii: equal in lay-
i"S qualities. The same may be stated
of the single-comb and rose comb va
rieties. There is a difference, however,
in hardiness. The varieties that are
rare, such as the black, dominiqu? and
silver-duckwjng Leghorns, are more in
bred, as new blood is not easily ob
tained, but the buffs, whites and
browns, though hardier than the oth
ers, are about equal in merit otherwise
Color has but little, if any, influence in
determining quality. Farm and Fire
ride. A tight, slanting platform, arranged
jnder the roosts, so as to catch all the
Jroppings, will help in lessening the
work of securing cleanliness.
lip1 . ,
nmldoi; ti a riihrrmaa.
One day Clyde Scott and his dog
Styx were playing on the banks of
Stillwater creek, when suddenly Styx
stood at attention and then made a
mad da?h into the water and grabbed
a large fish in his teeth. The fiih nnd
the dog fought for fully five minutes,
the fish getting iway from his captor
twice. Scottencouraged Styx by shout
ing at him to held on, and finally the
leg crawled out ol the water with the
fish in his mouth, a proud conqueror.
The finny denizen was a carp weighing
ten pounds, and its captor ,1 buldog
which had been taught many carrying
tricks. Duluth Xews-Tribune.
Snafcea I liable to Hear.
Snakes, ki regard to au&tory or
gans, rank the lowest of all the mem
bers of the reptilian class. They have
neither external ears, ear drums nor
tympanum. The auditory capsule fie
well back in the occipital region, pro
tected and almost entirely covered by
the quadrate and squamosal bones, in
cluding a labyrinthine structure, a
cochlea and a very delicate bag con
taining otoliths. In reality snakes
cannot hear sound at all. but they can
fee! very slight vibrations. Chicago
There exist in certain parts of
liurniah mud volcanoes. These mud
volcanoes are connected with subter
ranean petroliferous strata, and both
volcanoes and mud wells produce a
grayish-blue mud. more or less sat
urated with petroleum. The largest
of these mud volcanoes has a crater
of about six feet in diameter, filled
with viscous mud. from which rise
enormous bubbles cf inflammable gas
with a strong odor of petroleum.
"If we go sailing," she said, "you wili
be pretty well occupied with handling
the boat, I suppose.
"Quite right." he replied.
"A sailboat requires constant atten
tion?" she went on inquiringly.
"It does." he answered.
"Then let's go rowing," she said.
Pour one qu;;rt of canned peaches
into a two-quart basin. Make a batter
of one cupful of milk, oae egg. a gen
erous lump of butter melted, two tea
spoonfuls of baking powder, flour to
make thick enough to roll out. Cover
ever tho peaches. Hake till the erust
is done. Serve with vcnilla sauce.
Pie Had lleen There.
Daisy Medders (who reads novels)
Have you never met the woman whose
touch thrflled every fiber of your b
irg and .'illed you with indescribable
Jay Green (who doesn't) Yep! I
(.as tp raxed on by a woman dentist
New York, Feb 22, lswt.
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Cows and Heiu-rs. 2 51 'a
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TOBACCO Luks 3 00
Leaf Burley 4 to
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SMKKI' I'air to Choice
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Oar Poller of Territorial Expansion.
Extreme annexationists are advocatincthe
addition of Canada to thiscountry. and think
it can be accomplished in a peaceful manner
without exciting a quarrel with England.
Such grave questions call for the wisest
statesmanship, iust as dyspepsia, constipa
tion, liver and kidney diseases and malaria
call for a thoroughly reliable remedy like Hos
tetter's Stomach Bitters. Xo experimenting
should be done with untried medicines when
a old established preparation is to be had.
A Wise Man.
-What do you thick of love and mar-
He One thing at a time, please! Puck.
Crescent Hotel, Koreka Springs, Ar
kansas, Opens February 23. In the Ozark Moun
tains. Delightful cilmate. Beautiful stenery.
Unequaled medicinal waters. Cheap ex
?ursion rates. Through sleepers via Frisco
Line. Address J. O. l'lank. Manager, Room
II, Arcade, Century Building, or Frisco
Ticket Office, Xo. 101 X. Broadway, St.
Keeping It lp to the Last.
Dix I understand Windig, the attorney,
is seriously ill.
Hix Yes; I met his physician this morn
ing, and he says he is lying at death's door.
"That's just like a lawyer." Chicago
The discomforts of this month can be
escaped by taking advantage of the winter
excursions of the Louisville & Xahville
Kailroad to one of the many pleasant re
sorts of the South. This line others unsur
passed facilities for reaching the cities in the
South, the winter resorts of the beautiful
(Julf Coast, of Florida, of California, and of
the West Indies. Write C. I. Atmore,
(eneral Passenger Agent, Louisville, Ky.,
for folders descriptive of Florida or the
A Hazy Term Defined.
Miss Fondart Jack, what do they mean
when they speak of a first-water diamond?
Jack One that um er one fresh from
the mine never been soaked, you know.
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We will pay a salary of $15 per week and
expenses for man with Rig to introduce Per
fection Poultry Mixture and Insect Destroy
er in the country. Address with stamp,
Perfection Mt'g. Co., Parsons, Kansas.
Some people are constantly so busy that
you can't get them to do anything they
ought to do. Washington Democrat.
What? A Cripple? Cure your sprain in
a day with St. Jacobs Oil.
Some people are smarter than you are; it
is important that you admit it. AUhison
Coughing; Leads to Consumption.
Kemp's Balsam will stop the Cough at
once. Go to your druggist to-day and get a
sample bottle free. I -arize bottles 25 and 50
cents. Go at once; delays are dangerous.
Strangely enough the "better half is not
the one who does the betting. L. A. W.
The way out of pains and aches is to rub
St. Jacobs Oil in.
"Do you know of a good fortune teller?"
"Yes; iiradstreet or Dun." Vogue.
Lane's Family Medicine.
Moves the bowels each day. In order to
be healthy this is necessary. Acts gently on
the liver and kidneys. Cures sick head
ache. Price 25 and 50c.
"If I am prejudiced, it is not because I
want to he, hut because I can't help it."
You mar be sure Neuralgia will be cured
by St. Jacobs Oil.
Drink is a noun that many men are unable
to decline. Chicago Daily Xews.
To Core a Cold In One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.. AH
druggists refund money if it fails to cure. 25c.
A photographer is never positive regard
ing his undeveloped negative. L. A. V.
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