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There is only one cure for Contagious
Blood Poison—the disease which has
completely baffled the doctors. They
are totally unable to cure it, and direct
their efforts toward bottling the poison
up in the blood and concealing it from
view. S. S. S. cures the disease posi
tively and permanently by forcing out
3very trace of the taint.
I was afflicted with a terrible blood disease,
lVliich was in spots at first, but afterwards
spread all over my body.
FORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. with the medi
cal profession, and the satisfaction
which the genuine Syrup of Figs has
given to millions of families, makes
the name of the Company a guaranty
of the excellence of its remedy. It is
far in advance of all other laxatives,
as it acts on the kidneys, liver and
-bowels without irritating or weaken
ing them, and it does not gripe nor
nauseate. In order4,o get its beneficial
effects, please remember the name of
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAW FRANCISCO, CaL
_l.OUI8VII.LE. Ky. NEW YORK, W.Y.
Manitoba, Assiniboia, Alberta,
That means that in any of these four
?reat Provinces of the Dominion of
Canada you can secure 160 acres of
agricultural land, yielding from $15 to
$20 per acre yearly, if yon become) jta
actual settler. Their resources ate
tgricuKurey timber ao4 mineral.
Write for experienceof fanners to
"VvV*^ •O-**"* '?iv*fib*srjt*'ig
These soonbrokeout into
sores, and it is easy to
imagine the suffering I
endured. Before I be
came convinced that the
doctorscould do no good.
I had spent a hundred
dollars, which was reallj
thrown away. I then
tried various patenl
medicines, but they did
'not reach the disease
When I had finished my
first bottle of S. S. S. I
was greatly improved
and was delighted witb
the result. The large red splotches on my
chest began to grow paler and smaller, and
before long disappeared entirely. I regained
my lost weight, became stronger, and my ap
petite greatly improved. I was soon entirely
well, and my skin as clear as apiece of glass.
H. L. MYERS, 100Mulberry St., Newark, N. J.
Don't destroy all possible chance of a
jure by taking the doctor's treatment
of mercury and potash. These minerals
3ause the hair to fall out, and will
wreck the entire system.
is PURELY VEGETABLE, and is the only
blood remedy guaranteed to contain no
potash, mercury, or other mineral.
Books on the disease and its treat
ment mailed free by Swift Specific Com
pany, Atlanta, Georgia.
MINNEAPOLIS, NEW ULM & SOUTH
Departure of Trains.
St. Paul, Mpls Pass 6:30 A. M.
St. Paul, Mpls Puss 11:10 A. M.
Winthrop Acc'dation 4:00 p. M.
Arrival of Trains.
Winthrop Acc'dation 8:00 A. M.
St. Paul, Mpls Pass 2:20 p. M.
St. Paul, Mpls Pass 8:55 p.
All Daily Except Sunday.
No. 15 arrives Mpls 9:50 A. M. St Paul
40:d0 A. M.
No. 16 leaves St. Paul 5:00 P. M. Mpls.
5:3r) p. M.
No change of cars between New Ulm,
St. Paul & Mpls.
Close connections for Chicago Mil
waukee and all points East.
For full particulars apply to
JOHN RYCZEK, Agent.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SYRUP OF S
is due not only to the originality and
simplicity of the combination, but also
to the care and skill with which it is
manufactured by scientific processes
known to the CALIFORNIA FIG SYBDP
Co. only, and we wish to impress upon
all the importance of purchasing- the
true and original remedy. As the
genuine Syrup of Fig-s is manufactured
by the CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
only, a knowledge of that fact will
assist one in avoiding- the worthless
imitations manufactured by other par
ties. The high standing of the A
[154 Ea$i Third 8t,
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a FEARLESS CONVICT.
BTEADMAN'S DARING ESCAPE FROM
SAN QUENTIN PRISON.
One of the Bfoet Remarkable Oases of
Jail Breaking on Record—Accomplished
by a Feat Which Almost Bordered on
It is one thing to catch a thief and it
is another thing to hold him. Daring a
meeting of the chiefs of police of ail the
larger cities of the United States and
Canada, which occurred at Milwaukee,
there were reminiscences of remarkable
captures and of escapes which bordered
closely upon the miraculous.
"The most remarkable escape from
prison that I can recall," said William
A. Pinkerton, "was that of Frank
Steadman from the San Quentin prison.
But I'll not tell you about it, for here
is John Glass, who cauglft Steadman
and sent him back to San Quentin."
Chief Glass pinched the brown im
perial on his under lip reflectively for
a moment before he responded to the
looks of inquiry bent upon him by those
not familiar with the story.
"The escape to which you refer, Pin
kerton, was made after I sent Steadman
to San Quentin and not before. I was
not the fortunate one to get him after
that last wonderful break. And to tell
the truth, I have never taken to myself
much credit for taking him the time I
did, for it was to a considerable degree
a matter of good fortnna You see, we
were just at that time keeping our eyes
open for a bank robbur by the name of
Barnes, who had gone into one of the
banks out there, covered the one man
who happened to be alone in the place
at the time, locked him up in the vault,
and then coolly walked out of the bank
and out of sight with all the funds he
could get his hands on.
"One day a man answering closely
the description we had of Barnes step
ped off the train at Los Angeles. We
took him in tow at once, but found
we did not have the bird we were after.
However, we managed to hold him
long enough to find out that he was
Frank Steadman, who had become no
torious even at that time as a successful
jail breaker. He had four orfiveescapes
from prison in southern Indiana credit
ed to him, had got away from Joliet
and had still seven years to do at the
Illinois prison had also been at San
Quentin, and had escaped from there
with five years unfinished.
"Steadman was a machinist by pro
fession, and a burglar by inclination.
When he was sent back to San Quentin
to finish his time, he was pnt to work
with other convicts in the engine room.
It was here that an idea came into his
brain that for absolute daring and fear
lessness was typical of theman. He had
noticed that every evening at the time
the men working in the engine room
were lined up to be marched away, the
machinery was stopped at exactly the
same moment. He had observed as well
that a window leading to an adjacent
roof was not far from the top of the big
driving belt of the engine. From that
roof it was possible to reach the outer
wall of the prison. Beyond the wall
was freedom. He had escaped so many
times that his mind reverted again and
again to the window high up on the
wall of the engine room. Apparently it
was beyond all possibility of being
reached. No ladder was to be obtained.
Had such a thing been even standing
in place against the wall, to break
from the line and scale it with catlike
dexterity, although the work of but a
few seconds, he well knew would be
futile, possibly fatal. Bullets travel
faster than legs, and the guards were
not bad shots. But desperate deeds de
mand desperate means. Some minds
may work with an ingenuity born of
despair, but Steadman's was of a differ
ent caliber. His plans were the out^
growth of steadfast optimism.
"One day there came to him as if by
inspiration the thought that the big belt
might be the means of carrying him to
his goal. He found that it was impossi
ble to count the revolutions of the driv
ing wheel, but there were lacings, in
the broad belt, which he was able to
distinguish as a sortof blur as it passed
a given point For days and days he
counted, and in his cell at night lie
spent his time in calculations. He dis
covered the exact numberof revolutions
the wheel made per minute. He learned
also by constant observation just how
many times the belt went round after
the engine was shut down.
"One evening, when the line bad
been formed as usual at the close of the
day's work and as the big wheel began
to lose its momentum, suddenly a con
vict sprang from the line, leaped to the
belt, with outstretohed arms grappling
both edges of the broad leather. He had
calculated well the strength that would
be required, for the terrific wrench did
not loosen his grasp. Outward and up
ward he swung until he reached the
topmost point of the circumference. The
nicety of his calculation had reaped its
reward. The belt stopped. He laaped-46
his feet, sprang through the window
and was gone before conviots or guards
bad recovered from their astonishment
He caught up a guard's coat and hat,
dropped from the wall and got away in
the dusk of the evening. I am inclined
to believe that as a mathematiealpropo-'
sition that was about as perfect apiece
of work as any man ever accomplished."
"And did he get away without re
capture?" some one asked:
"No, I am almost sorry t& say, he did
not," answered the Los
"for that ought by rights to be the de
nouement of Eueha storjr/whlbh oonv-A
bines so-much,of darmg and cleverness^
Steadman was taken-.agate in abort
time and put to work at his old ipfc'--:
Thereare bars over that? high window
above thd big drive belt now. Uosf
after tiiis Steadman«dt and nearly
efl one of the other oonviOts and is
serving oat an additional 'sentence fgr
attempted murder at tittJTblsempBilfosV
which is situated some 28 u^les from
Sacramento."—Chicago Inter Ooajwrpj
-. 'fX&\ £&•
TILTING THE EARTH.^
A XMter of Scientific Interest, If 'Not of
M. Fouche, the vice'president of the
French Astronomical society, has in
vented away of altering the present in
clination of the earth's axis to the
ecliptic. What he wants to do it for is
not very clear. Perhaps, however, he
doesn't want to do it and merely puts
forward his method as one possessing a
purely academic interest. At all events,
it is worthy of the attention of com
All that has to be done, as described
by Invention, is to dig an enormous oir
oular ditch, say, in Africa or South
America (its center must be on the
equator) and to fill it with ssa water.
Fresh water will do if you can get
enough of it, but as the radius of the
ditch is to be a few hundred miles that
is hardly likely. Having got your ditoh
full of sea water, nothing remains but
to make it race round and round in the
trench, whereupon the earth's axis will
begin to point toward different quarters
of the heavens from those it indicates
at present. The amount of deviation
will depend on the radius of the ditch,
the amount of water if holds, the speed
at which the latter moves and the time
during which the motion is kept up.
We may suggest to M. Fouche that
When a sufficient sphere of French in
fluence has been secured in Africa he
might have a trench dug and then by
its use get all the ice melted round each
of the present poles. French explorers
could then discover them, whereupon
the action of the trench would be stop
ped and the present climatic conditions
restored. France could then remain as
long as she wished the only nation to
have reached the celebrated points on
the earth's surface. As the digging of
the ditoh will be very expensive we
make no charge for this suggestion.—
A TOUCHY OLD COMMODORE.
Insisted on Running His Own Man-of-war
Even on Sundays.
A story is told of an old commodore
at the Boston yard whose method of
measuring religious affairs was with
the same inexorable rule used for tem
poral things. One Sunday morning he
was aroused from his nap by something
out of the usual routine being announc
ed from the pulpit, and he sternly ad
dressed the chaplain with: "What's
that? What's that?" The chaplain de
murely repeated thenotice that "by or
der of the bishop of the diocese divine
service will be performed in this chapel
on Thursday evening next," etc.
"By whose order?"
"By order of the bishop of the dio
"Well," thundered the commodore,
"I'll let you know that I am bishop'of
this diocese, and when I want service
in this chapel I'll let you know. Pipe
down," and he cleared the ohapeL
On one occasion he heard a different
voice in the pulpit from usual, and,
looking up, he asked: "Who is that up
there? Is that you, Billy MoMasters?"
(Billy was a religious foreman in the
yard who sometimes helped the chap
"Come down out of that," thundered
the commodore. "When I want a relief
for the chaplain, I'll appoint one. Don't
you ever let me catch yon up there
again," and he cleared the chapel
again.—"On a Man-of-War."
The Poor Mother-in-law.
Mother-in-law stories area drug on
the market, but this one seems to be a
little less druggy than usual.
A man and his wife went to Europe,
and the man's mother-in-law went
along. Op to this point there is no nov
elty in the story.
On the voyage the mother-in-law fell
ill and died. Of course, she had to be
buried at sea, and so the usual canvas
sack was made, but instead of an iron
weight to sink the' body they used a
bag of coal.
In commenting on the arrangements
afterward the bereaved son-in-law, who
stuttered badly, said:
"I—I always knew where m-ia-m
mother-in-law was g-going, but b-b
blame me if I s-s-supposed she'd have
t-to carry her own f-f-fuel f"—Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
Children as Orammssrlans. f*r
Two little tots of 4 and 5 years re
spectively, living out of town, were
anxiously awaiting the arrival of a fa
vorite uncle from whom they were ex
pecting a visit The train came in, but
no guest appeared, to the bitter disap
pointment of the little ones. They ran
to their mother for,jgqnsplation, the
younger one*saying:*^ .u-f&££*&* &
"Mamma, doh*t yon: think Uncle
Ned oiighter come?" •'•-.-•*
"You mustn't* say oughte* say
shooder," put in $he 5-year-old wiih
all the dignity that such a correction
would imply.—New York Tribune.
iAn SngUrth Jokn^j'lj
Mother—Why, don't yon play with
that American boy? 4 ^*Wty
Boy—He tells atariea™- ig **?. $f'
Mother—He does? ZifEt- j&&
Boy—Yes. He came from NewYork,
and he says he never saw an Indian or a
For more than 300 years a drapery
businesa has been carried on inthe'same
building at Sheffield under the title of
the Sign of the Growne, and since 1760
the business has been oondnoted by one
In fasting feats the sect of Jains, in
is far ahead of all rivals, -. Fasts,
df from 80 to 40 days are
Fifty years ago Austria had seven
cities with more, than 30,1000 inhabit
Profaniiy is forbidden by both the
awhy a itfr^^
«•__£_ ii.v* wan IU—.!!-» a ft•• ___n
INSECT HEAVY DRINKERS.
Butterflies Sit For Sours Sucking More
^Molstnre Than Needed. J/^S,
By means of a large number gt ob
servations Mr. J. W. Tutt is able to
confirm what has been stated by other
observers that certain butterflies and
moths are very much addicted to drink.
In a paper published in the "proceed
ings" of the South London Entomolog
ical and Natural History society Mr.
Tutt says there can be no doubt that
butterflies drink more than is required
by theii tissues under any possible con
ditions. He has known Polyommatus
damon to sit for more than an hour mo
tionless except for the slight movement
of sucking up and discharging the
moisture almost continuously.
What this internal bath may really
mean cannot be surmised. Another im
portant factor as to this* drinking habit
is a strange one, the "thirsty souls,"
as far as his observation goes, being al
most entirely males. Possibly if exact
observations could be made it might be
found that females in small numbers
also visit puddles, pools and streams
for drinking purposes, but as far as Mr.
Tutt has been able to discover it is the
males alone who indulge in these copi
ous libations, while the females are
away laying eggs. Moths and butter
flies of both sexes visit sugar, overripe
fruit and similar dainties, but they do
so for food. The males alone seem to be
attraoted by pure water, and Mr. Tutt
suggests that, their extra activity hav
ing originally given them greater need
in this direction, a habit which was at
first a necessity has become so pleasur
able that excessive drinking has literal
ly become a vice.
MUSIC FROM HEAVEN.
Charming* German Method of Summoning
While religious music will doubtless
live as long as religion itself there is
one branch of it—if music it can be
called—which is luckily becoming ob
solete. I refer to bells and chimes. I
shall never forget the look of distress
with whioh a famous organist once said
to me that whenever he heard a set of
chimes he wished he could put his ears
in his pocket.
In these days of $1 nickel watches
bells are no longer needed to inform
people when the service begins. They
are, moreover, a decided nuisance, and
often a dangerous one, for they have
killed many invalids whose life depend
ed upon a few hours' sleep, which the
bells murdered. In New York bell ring
ing has been frequently stopped on ac
oount of complaints to the board of
If it seems desirable to have a means
of summoning worshipers to church,
why'not adopt the delightful old custom
that is still observed in some south Ger
man villages and in the city of Stutt
gart? There four trombone players as
cend a church tower three times a day
and play a solemn chorale.
In all my musical experience I have
never heard anything more thrilling
than those majestic harmonies in the
air, which seemed to oome straight
from heaven. If our churches would
adopt this custom and these celestial
sounds became associated with religions
experiences, they might arouse the dor
mant devotion of many a onewhoother
wise would pass the church door by.—
Swenson Obeyed Instructions.
It was in an aristocratic Hyde Park
home. The well trained English butler
had left, and the newly engaged man, a
Swede, was in process of breaking in.
Callers came, and he took the cards to
his mistress in his ungloved hands,
leaving the silver card tray resting
quietly in the hall.
"When you bring things in here,
Swenson," said she, "use the tray. It
is not proper to bring them in your
"Yaas," he replied.
Mrs. H. Park had a new toy terrier.
The guests wished to see it and shesent
for Swenson to fetch it
Soon there was a succession of stac
cato yelps and whines. The door open
ed, a very red faced Swenson appeared
with the silver tray in his left handand
a tiny dog terrier held firmly down an
it with the other.—London Globe.
An Old Friend.
A gentleman, while traveling on a
certain railway, got out at a station
where the train stopped for a few min
utes and entered the refreshment room.
His eyes resting on a basket containing
buns, he suddenly burst into tears. The
sympathetic attendant gently asked
him what was the matter and elicited
the foUc^ng-touching explanation:
"Pra^excuse my emotion Twoyears
agolwas^tmvelingontais line on my
honeymoon. My wife came into this
refreshment room and iaratohedour ini
tials en a bun which I see in this bas
ket I beg you fto let me have it as a
tender souvenir.jHere ishalf a dollar."
—Few York Ledger. ..„ ,,~
,u* .' t.- -fgg
Tb» Kdftor^ ProtoM. .'
^The editor of The Clarion was a very
patientman, A startling crash from
therdlreotioir of .the composing room
caused him/to push his spectacles upon
his brow^aift pease writing. When he
foundHhaf the boy had let thcfflrst page
fornr falcon theHOoor, where it lay in
an uiooherent mass, be shook his head
reproachfully and exclaimed:
"^emuel,Tdo wish that yon could
"manage to breiakthenewsmoregefitly.''
—Washington Sto_ & &*
More Sotenu Still.
^"It i» a solemn things" said the
young man, "when a woman trusts a
man''with haraffeotlons.M ,-'
"It ain't as solemn," said the man
with the dry goods necktie, "as when
she won't trust him with bis own
Nerve is that faculty whioh enables
ownt famlly.—Ohioaffo Beoord.i
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Real Estate bought and sold legal documents executed loans nego
tiated steamsnip tickets sold,
December 81, 1895, 389
May 1st, 1896, 1 869
December 31st, 1896, 2435
May 1st, 1897, 2863
Claims due and unpaid, none.
$5,000 Death from accident.
5,000 Loss of hand and foot.
5,000 Loss of both hands.
5,00d lioss of both feet.
5,000 Loss of both eyes.
2,500 Permanent total disability.
2,500 Loss of cither foot.- .
2,500 LOBS of right hand.,*
.1,250 Loss of left hand. y
625 Loss of one eye. ."' '}'.
i' 25 Weekly indemnity (accident)
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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS.
E. R. Brace, (real estate & loans)
Jno. Cummings. (Manager Minn, Packing &?rov. Co.)
Chas. W. Ericson, (Merchant)
A. H. W. Eckstein. (Real estate, Loan« & Insurance.)
Hon. Jno. A. Keyes, (Attorney at Law)
Dr. Frank L,ynam (Physician «fe Surgeon.)
P. S. Anneke (A. Fitger «fc Co., Brewers.)
P. G. Kraemer (P. G. Kraemer & Co.)
W.D. Williams (Lumber dealer.)
M. M. Gasser [Grocer.]
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