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WM. MCKIN],EY Ohio
G. A. IJoTtAKT Nov/Jersey
I). M. OiiOvan Minneapolis
For Lieutenant Governor
JOHN L. GIBDS Freeborn County
For Attorney General.
K. W 0nn,ns St. Paul
Secretary of State.
ALBERT BERG Chisago bounty
A. T. KcSKitBH LitefenVld
The balloon tfesves liavhiu bad a
^vl.at lengthy liuiufi. the liooi)
I! arc next to appear. Two of the
latest Parisian fashion journals so an
nounce, and fashion's decrees arc In
violable. The new boopskirt dees not
differ to any great extent from those
worn during the days of the republican
court by Mrs. Washington, Mrs. Alex
ander Hamilton, Mrs. John .lay, Mia.
Harrison Gray Otis, and by many oth
ers. The bigger they are, the more
fashlpnablB. Those that are live feet
In diameter at the base will permit
ladles to crowd into one of
the BiOBt capacious street cars.
A UuinortKt'H TceJli.
Xoiieiug that Nye had very white
teeth. 1 remarked upon their regularity
and whiteness, and asked him What
k-p rhu eo white. "Oh, that's nat-
ural." he said. "All teeth remain
white it lb' are properly taken cnn
of. Of course, I never drink hot
drinks always brush my teeth every
moroiBS and evening, avoid all acids,
and. nlthoujm I am thirty-five- years
o'd, mv teeth are as good as ever."
"And this is all you do to keep your
teeth white?" I asked. "Well, joa
that is. burring the fact (hat 1 put
them in a glass of soft, water nights."
^.tI,^yjV(.,.-:Tv-tir.!i-v' tllAt- j-^V*-.i*fci
the matter serious consideration,"
eaid a lady to a servant who had
"given notice" because she was to be
married "that day two weeks."
"Oh, I have, ma'am," was the ear
nest reply. "I've been to two fortune
tellers and a clairvoyant, and looked
In a sign book .and dreamed on a lock
of his hair, and been to one of those
-teiTolosv.-rs, and to a medium, and
r'-.r-v tell me to go aheadreekless-llkeI
ma'am." -Weekly Telegraph.
What JBttfllt EliM'e tU".'i\.
Fud-.iyit said that un infant at
that sum" time
hUili la bljtad,
I wonder if that is so. By
1 would have taken notice when
born if I had supposed the que*
ti'jii would ever be raised.-iioston
Several Russian war ships are win
tering in KIau-Chui bay, and BussiO
haft sectifed in this harbor one of the
most important gatewavs of Northern
China. Its position is convenient to
Cbreo, and ie one of the sea portals
of IVkin. A coal field is situated with
in ino miles of the bay. and near it is
one of the best Iron-mining centers of
China. While the other powers of En*
rone iiiv mnfci&S faces* at
prizes that seemed beyond its reach a
fow months ae.v.
A n*-Mtfiy'V'*:*%uti nana*.
On these wintry days,-' if the hands
are exposed to the weather for one mo
ment they are eue to become rough and
chapped. Many cures are suggested to
keep them from getting hard and red.
One of the fashionable women of Bel
fast last summer visited Warrenpoint.
a famous watering place of Ireland,
and sle thus relates one of th* things
sh.j observed during her stay:
"Luutng the season Irish gifts leave
thVir thickens and caws and come to
Wi-tronpolnt to mind children for the
gu.sts. They are big, strong, merry-
pcaTiod creatures, green as the country
gi'tws. with pink and cream complex
ions and the most beautiful hands im
aginable. 1 couldn't account for thorn,
Wause they were frequently misshap
en and disfigured by ugly, often claw
liko nails. The texture wa? superb,
and made- up ray mind to get at the
go-net. Here it is: In every' farmyard
there are two bins, one containing bran
for the cattle and the other oatmeal for
the chickens. When the girls go to,
milk they wash their hands at the
pump and dry tnem in the chicken
feed. The seit Is superb bands
smooth, soft and white. When I left
th- village 1 took away as muoh Itisn
men! as 1 could carry. Now I boy the
\tulf in a-feed store, and I use it. I
keep it in a bowl in the bath room I
vva.--h my bony hands with Castile soap
iml a pinch of meal, mop them with a
towel and dry them in the bowl. My
bands are not softbones never are
b'.it look at them."
Thry vv.'iv beautiful smooth, warm,
jbje-tk'.nned ji"d as \vhbe_as bread.
1X)WED A LIEAR.D.
ing thej i
Cuc,3|'.?er tor I'roflt.
We raise a variety of vegetables for
sale, but our jialn money crop is cu
cumbers. We pla'-.t In rows about
eight feet apart. We first prepare the
ground, making it as fine as possible.
Then it is laid off in rows and fur
rows about eight inches deep and tilled
half-full of wcil rotted manure. The
dirt IB then raked back and fined
again. Then wo draw a line and
drop the seed about two inches apart,
pre#8lntf*them into the earth about an
Inch. If it ruins before tho seed comes
up, we go o\er the rows with a rako
to prevent a eruSj from forming. After
they have pat out the second leaves
they are thh.nod to about eight Inches
apart iu the io-vs. If th bugs bother
we, use tob.'io,. The tillage ls all
except to pdlrthe weed:* out of the
rows The ctjrjtnbers are always gath
ered early !a the morulu.'*' or late in
the evening ?Wc have never failed to
have a jjoodlcTop -ind with the excep
tion of a fei^ weeks the past summer,
the dry weftfher lias never seemed to
hurt them. We sell all we raise to
regular customers for 2." cents per
hundred fo* small cucumbers for
pickles, and from 5 to 10 cents per
dozen for 4afge ones.Ida E. McCul
lough in Practical Farmer.
Enortnwa* Appetite of iv JLnbovnf
fc Anoouuttd for.
.liiniea. Dominion*, up la -Sul'ivan
county, hx* recently askund" that
Fe'ti.iii i)f[!] country by 111- ma vel
dus rents in the eatin and swallowing
line, aays Hie New York World. i
His omga"!ry in thLs respect began
to attract ''attention about four months
a-zo, but the more ate the thinner lie
As days went by no signs of abate
ment in. hi*, eating proclivities wera
uoticeablftjhTlut faudly began to Buffer,
lie thought uolhliiK of eating sixteen
pounds of beef with "piu-taters and
fixin's." as ho called them, and wash
ing it all down with live or six huge
bowls of coffee.
,U last^Densmore, wh had felt a
his stomach,o consulted a
Alt aitndry taps, pikes In the bs
ami questioning the doctor raUl: "My
ffot ma|%" it is my li.Iief that you
have ft liatrd in your stomach. Now,
lizards cftn't stand salt, wo you oat
nothing bjk salt meat, and drink as lit
tle water jfs possible, a:d then coma
to me. wjwai I'll see what is best to be
At the ojjid of a week Denstaore, still
suffering, returned to the doctor who
now told'biui to lie dewu somewhere
by a gurgling stream with his mouth
open. He diU so, aud presently a nine
inch lizard ran out.
The slglMs was too much for the
weakened nmn. and, with his mouth
still open, be fainted dead away.
The lizard, having satisfied i's thirst
and b.'.tijt^k itt tho coed running wa
up the batik anain. See
b's mouth still open it
tyrn to its unnatural home,
hops! The water it had
,ttde it so much bigger that
it was'unable to get in again, and its
struggles.aeon brought thj unconscious
man to his senses.
With a veil he leaped to his f"et,
seized the *fytile by the tail and beat
its head against a tree til! life was ex
Hcav the lizard got into Densinorc'a
stomach Is the mystery. As he worked
In the pumping station it might have
seen his mouth open while he was
asleep after dinner time, and, attarcted
by the sjneTi of the food just eaten,
At any rote the lhwrd is now stuffed
and can be seen in Densmore's parlor.
This fr'ory is vouched .r by the family
farming throughout the
entire region, where cotton has hereto
fore reigned supreme lm, during the
past season gained a foothold where It
will hereafter firmly stand upon its
Intrinsic merits. It is a fact that the
wise policy of diversification bos now
become successfully established.
Home-grown supplies, sufficient to
more than meet the home demand, and
a satisfactory advance in the price of
cotton, tobacco, stiain and orchard
products, hate culminated in a most
eatlefact' ry ond encouraging condition
of affairs. 'With a determination to
continue to*' diversify cropping, raise
much and tnjy little, the outlook for
the coming year Is one of hopetul
promise. The safety of the fanner
lies iu the line of complete independ
ence of cotton, grain, transportation,
or other grasping trusts or monopolies.
From i^tafc'to year there !s a grad
ual gravitation of butter products to
ward a re^iu standard. New York,
Boston. Chicago and other markets
liave had standards of their own.
showing variation of color, salting and
packing., tfith the increase of scien
tific knowledge in dairy matte:-s t!n-c
has coitio saeh an interchange (1f
ions and .servations thot a greater
uniformity ef standard become po?sb
Mo This uniformity is extending to
the emalh'. uarketfl. The time is evi
dently not far distant when a SJxcd,
rule Yeirn!. 'ina color, amount of salt
and ehiir-u-^r of packing will become
The British blue hooic on Armenia Is
out, which f-ays that Russia Informed
England that any attempt of that
power to coerce Turkey into Institut
ing reform* In Armenia would be dis
tasteful to Kussin. In spile ihis,
IP added. Great Britain did keep up a
fiembk.nce of coercion. Hereafter it
will not do to sneer at blue books foi
their lack of news and interest. This
particlfi -me has "scooped" all th
faewh^ jpers.4n the world.
A Muslrul Htut.
'T have just bought a new c!'K*,^,
Mr. F^i-lnte," she said swiftly.
"Indeed!' "Ye*. aT.i
it has su.-h a nrtvel
ranc-'rror*. It has a uremic box
"7oo it pl er-Try how?"
'a nt 10:30. Then II
'Home, s$c! llorne.*"CJutl i
A BTliAVtE CAIiKEBS,
Tlife' Iii'itinrk: 1'. s'wrr of ttun
Onc in thv irn'.teil SIU(OM Sktmle,
Oov. "Bob" Stewart, who was
chief executive of^ Minsouii onc,*^
nflerofwd United States ,-.c-ai: e.,ni
that state n.u a
A TTOJl NJE Y-A T-LA. IV.
U. S JLand Cases a Speciality..
During his gubernatorial incumbencpa^/ flVITif
he ws.. one day looking through he .fj H.
penitentiary nt Jefferson City, When I kjillii'l I I "A I
pen he saw among the convicts an aged
man whom he recognized. On the fol
lowing day he scat to the warden ofj
the prison orders to have that man.
brought to the executive mansion.
When the man appeared the gov
ernor, calling him by name, asked bin*] Il
if he hadn't once been the mate of I 1
Missouri river steamboat. The eoflil* lU'JUlO Ul (III iUUK.
vict admitted that he bad been, and
then the following conversation
sued, tho governor beginning:
"Do vou remember at fue time of
having taken blankets av.ay from a *-y-.-4 -r/Ti/ri
boy who was a stowaway on the boaU -j S
and kicking him a.horeV"
of that door and off these premises, hB VI
and never let me sec your brutal old
The old convict walked away quite
briskly for one of his age
A little while aj a senator told me
that one day. about the clone of the
Half-way Tivtwren Ba l%
Ihmi and Poqqle Store.
New House, New Barn. Every
ntication given to travellers.
Ko isonall Charges.
war or perhaps a little inter, ho was Ht
walking down^Peiiusylvauia avenue lu 'JZj0-m mj t, jiliutt.
WiiPh'.ngtcn with another senator, !j
when his companion abruptly called
his attention to a rather distinguished
looking man tn a gang of laborers who
were cleaning th-.- streets, and I thluls
he said under police suiyeiiiunce.
"Do you know who that man 13?"
the second senator ask^'d.
"No." "IVoU, that is. ex-Gov. Bob Stewart
of Missouri. lie was of convivial na
ture, and the convivialities of Wash
ington proved too much for nlin."
IEE^A CITY LOT
CA bb OH ADDRESS
JLpcal Aaent foi'the
Bcmiclji Town Site
and improvement Co.
LOANS AND COLLETIONS.
DEM EDJ I, MINN.
IMilfilHi r- s^ag^rj.j:asaatWeirT'l i^gssa-rwirrw-^crzrz--^--1:..
nA ,Jj |fniK(
"The circumstance doesn't occur toj^
me now, but doubtless I did it. A
steamboat mate In these days had to
be considerable of a brute."
"Yes, sir and yon flllod the bill W
mirai)!y. I was the bey you robbed
and kicked ashrie very near to tbM
capital city, and thus 1 becanw
to give you your pardon. Here, sir, 11? I i 1 I
takf it Now, right about. March out lirAW
jKa'j eleaves J5 midji .Monday AYedne
1 and Friday's ]!aik
K#fl %\M 0
Horses Bought and Sold.
Feeding a Specialty.
I) E A LEU IN
pice Wiies, Lipors aiir i
yopc ss Lin
VVM. BARTLESON, Prop.
u.esdayrf. Tl.mrsday ami Saturday'
iio\t the same daw
vlrs. F. Lonocoy, Prop.
All Work Pfoniptly Done.
Satisfaction' Guar a bleed.
fecial Attention Given to U. S.
Land Cases Contests Be
gun and Defended.
J&rties Intending .to Make Settle
W~- uieut up the IU ,i .r ration
Land can Consult me
f. REASONABLE FEES C1IAK0ED.
Propriety of the
BEMIDJI SAW MILL-
IIIIi BEMIDJI HARDWARE CO.
viroceries, Dry Goods,
CROC KEBYjA^D GCASSWARE,
Is opening up one of the completest lines of Hardware an
Harness Coeds in Northern Miunsota.
STOVES AND TINWARE,
NAILS AND CARPENTERS' TOOL'S
Will bo our P})ocirJh* to start off with, and
Will bo a Staple
The Farmer find 7! nm?k-r will Srid that we keep everything
and that our Repair Work is First Class.
COME AND HUB TV
Bemiclii Hardware Co.
A Ji&d^yb** ip: ^sJ$^cr*f&*r?*%*
Corner Store Bemidji.
GARDEN SEEDSPACK A GES O BELR.
WHERE YOU CAB BUY THE CAEAPEST.
We are early oiuf/ie ffrourid, and will cater any
trade that rom-eMg'f way.
3ood Prices for FARM PRODUCTS
DOORS CLOSED 0]f'SUNDAYS.
dhstpi Sawibg Mad* a Siecialty. Our i^Iill 18 Near tho School-
cratt River, on tlie Uississippi. W Saw on Shares or lor
Lumber and Shinglo fuSalc: