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.11 water damaged
goods will bo offered
at public auction
FEB. 17, at 7 o'clock.
All such goods posi
tit ely g es to the
These sales will con
tinue each evening
thereafter until all
damaged goods are
gone, when we will
replace with as
line a stock as was
ever oifered for sale
in Rich Hill.
E. M. Chamberlain,
S. L. AMES,
Money o Loan.
I have & few thouKRnd dollarH , On last Thursday morning
to loan on t-asy terms on good wnen we cntcn d our office we
1L P. Kodi.nson.
Itead the Tribune.
Hrnd tin the Dews by
A)V, IMILFS. 1
Sub-cribe lor THE Tribune.
Dr. Si.der's dental office will
be i hereafter on Monday
A li. um- and lot for sale.
!... in. At a bargain. Call on
Ci.i . IV IhvKi.iiY.
Vi;:::..riah Close, of Cen
I..v:i. is bere V.sltintf
i.l n .t ).r, Mrs. Nancy
l tin' family of J. Ed
I'ni.i' ouirt and Probate
ln'iiir in session at
li.iir, iuii- a number of our
riii,: in, ! (rcijuent visits to
tl.. c.ir.ty scat as litipints, wit
's r 'i scrors.
T'n' i.-M regular uiet'UnK of
(; n. I' .ni.v I'.tsi tl. A. 1. will be
lulu Wednesday evening, Feb.
'Jl. M.'iniiri should not forget
the i i toil al!-nd and bo on
telephone In No. 5
Kobt. E. Johnson, cf Butler,
was in the city Monday.
Miss Pereza Pritchard is en-
Joying a short vacation and is
spending it with relatives and
friends over in Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. J. It. Weaver, of
Burlinpton, Iowa, who have been
visiting at the home of her father
Dr. J. V. Cox, returned to their
home Monday at noon.
Mr. and Mrs. Kos Lenning-
ton and little ton Maxell, re
turned to their home at Eldon,
owa, Tuesday, after a few days
isit to Mrs. Lennington's moth
er, Mrs Nancy Cox, and the fam-
ly of J. Ed Jones.
The candidates were as thick
as flies in a sugar cask this morn
ing. W. C. Hedden, Ed Crabb
and Homer Seig, all of whom are
trying to break into the record
er's office, were bunched at one
and the same time, and a tobacco
chewer couldn't find room to spit
in that part of town. Review.
Mrs. Nancy A. Gossard, who
has been quite sick at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. J. II. Phil
lips, has so for recovered that
she is able to be about again.
While she was quite sick her son
Mr. J. N. Gossard, of Porter,
nd. Ty., came to see her which
lad an effect equal to the best of
WAN TED: by Chicago wholesale and
mall order bouw, aottlHUiUt innnnrvr
( tnnn or woman) fur thin county and
adjoining territory. Kalirr fM and
ripen paid weekly; pipeline nion
ey advanced. Work pleanant: posi
tion tieritmnent. No Investment or
exM-rlcinv required Write itt on re
for full particular and etioloe elf
itddrrwrnsl rnveloif . COOPER &. CO.,
Feu 15 06 132 Luke rt.. hlcairo. 111.
Frank 1$. Lane will sell at pub
lic auction all his stock, farm im
plements and household goods
at his residence on the Prarie
City road about six miles East of
vich Hill, on Friday February 23
1900. W. W. Burrows will be
the auctioneer and furnish the
jokes and fun. Sale will begin at
10 a. in.
found it flooded with water, the
result of a defective ink and a
frozen water nnr. Without
stopping to start fires or think
much about how thing happen
ed or who was to blame, we be
gan the work of baling out the
room and getting rid of the wa
ter. We havn't carried as much
Another letter from Panama.
In this letter I will try to give
a description of the canal, and
work that is being done on it.
Beginning at a point just west rt
Celon, the route runs in a wouth
easterly direction combining
curves and straight lines to con
form to the topography of the
country and enters the Pacific
at the harbor of La Boca (Span
ish, meaning "the mouth") two
S . t'.i
v in! ill 1 il
li Mini .tii
Ul'M .. ill o.
in t s i . . : 1 1
i;u;. "i it it or
1 i-l A -
to li ne t'.ow.
r iuf been but litth
i vi limi if Missou
sins now indicate
no iic in Kkh Hill
! except that that is
il l ie a good thing
i n for Tin: Tin hcnk.
Kci-p ins Kidneys Well
W.rtll hHtltiifa Hlld
'ti.liif K"iiw How
t ike tin Ir live In
ii. i;t-( tlnvc the kid
M.no (i. i. i.l,
t in ir III il l
iii vk uln'ii ilii- know them orim
licc-l !i (; si k ll liif are rvpoti
MM.- f v ii t .i-t ittiiiiillit of Mllflt rill
iiimI 1 i li.' Vi . Inn I here U noticed
t.i i-iit; r nor In ivmtilu ill dnlivr
m ii. ti i'.I ' ! and uilien and
p im. i! i.' i- wi-.ik kitlu-M rim !'
l'ii U io.d i niutifnt l.v cured t.v
ti,.' n-f . ( I' i in' Kidney 1'ilU. Here
U tli'- tui.'iueiii id a proinliM-nt
Mi--Mii j in ik !) h i4 r-vlii!tued ;ood
li. nil li in i in- ii - nl i Id- remedy;
!.t.iii,t Jii'lti' Ulllliuu Kane
id .li ill-:-. m t'.ty, Mn , .vt: 'l UMtl
1 1. i.i n V iM'lii'j ' i Ih and found them
t,il..'n x.ihiiiiii- remedy for kidney
t r hi ' liiv I uoiild not have the
li .- I. -I i.e H iSI.mi In advlolni; liuy
li icii.U it i I !! ! tl ilalaileeo llflt rtllC
fi-..!ii kl iis'.i -. 1 1 1 1 s I .tint In any t)f It
,ui ..-. I.. i in u at tniiv to
:i- iii.li'.tii. fa i driu tore, Imy
iiu.i.i'n yi l.i.'v I'lim and take i
l ,iiii nf t li.- li. nl mriit "
1't.r !) lo nil l.-.t ur I'rLf. ttO
1'iiiiH I n-li i-dtltnirii ti., tlutf-tlo,
S Y , it f"r tlm t'tiltwl
l.. i.( ..ii tin niiii D"u' ud
tuC U'J vUitT.
i r i l.. ,. t .. nr-l. .
wet paper we rolled up ana
Ktnek in fhr Ktrive after uc t'ot . '
the fire started. The principal
damage we suffered was the wear
and tear on our usual good na
ture, the extra labor it cost us to
clean np and straighten out the
disorder caused by the flood.
The Bazaar, below our office.
suffered more than we did and
were quite considerably damaged
Who is to blame we do not know,
as the Tuibcne office is very
careful to look after the safety of
property generally and espec
ially that of their own and their
Judge March and wife were in
Rich Hill Monday. They were
accompanied home by Mr. C. A.
Morris Clifford and wife spent
Sunday with Rich Hill friends.
Master Orville Howard is laid
up with a large boil on his head.
Mrs. Belle Keedy is visiting
her friends, Mesdames Wm.
Robinson and N. Engleman, at
Rcavley, this week.
James Robinson and wife vis
ited relatives at Metz Sunday.
Jos. Oohner lost a valuable
cow Saturday. She got mired
down in the creek and chilled to
Little Woodson, the iet of Wil
low Grove, is thought to be
Sam Ray, of Appleton City,
was in Rich Hill Monday.
' Spivey Sivils and family have
moved to Shobe.
FaI Miller was in town last
Miss LeoU Balltinch, of Rich
ill), is visiting at her aunt'n,
Mrs. Noats, this week.
Mr. James Hupton and family
Htarted to Iowa Wednesday,
where they will reside for the
A certain young lady had rath
er a cold phinge the other night
when the ice broke while she
was learning to skate.
(Jabe was shaking hands with
the voters at the sale Saturday.
Mrs. Hooper is in town visit
ing her little grand daughter
who arrived utChas. Marquardtf
The young people wore very
pleasantly entertained bj' Mr.
and Mrs. B. Kraree last Friday
Rev. Chapman, of Rich Hill, is
holding a protracted meeting at
Reavley this week.
Anyone traveling on the rouds
where the drag has been used,
can't help but see the need of
one. Everybody should drag the
roads along their premises
Someone may be telling us to
try it around our place.
Miss Emma King visited her
several days last week.
Thermometer almost up to
temperate this morning, Feb. 13.
Uist winter Feb. IU, 21 below
rero. Quite a difference in tem
perature. Noah Caton Jr. met with a very
painful accident vh'le nUuting
Katuaday tiight had hi left wrUl
thrown, out of pUce.
Walnut Street M. K. Church.
Proachinir at this church each
Sunday at 11a. m. and";U0 p. m
by the pastor.
Sunday School at 9 45 a. m.
Junior League at 1 'M p. m.
Kpworth League at 0:30 p. m
Prayer meting on Thursday
Tle iiublic are cordially invit
ed to attend.
R. B. Tk.mi'LKTON, Pastor.
l MW Uku lotereallf. ridt lb MkJ
of Vfc. iioiftuiMM. u..i&r ct. Lit
r iu U.rvci cour of ilr tlij.w.
IMvlol U'iiur 8on lau. l
iul mlrl trow iid. kn. k iwilMWI
till U bic llwinl tf panijiiHj tu
bluuj. ).'-fc.Ill- tl iOium
ftl4 tut lt4 II t(MK l
OR. 8. O. CLAKD
of kiMMt. tM writmmi
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T-.. M,--1'i ""''"' tlfi
length, not counting the dredg
ing to be done in the ocean beds
is nearly forty-four miles, seven
tv one killometers, to be exact.
Its course follows exactly the
route laid out by De Lessep.
The French engineers placed a
monument of concrete at each
killometcr distance on the center
line; and, in like manner marked
the beginning and end of each
curve. In places where no work
or little work, has been done,
these monuments remain.
The canal is to be 150 ft. wide
at its base, and the sides are to
have a slope of one to one. The
water is to have a depth of Co
feet. Consequently the width of
the canal at the surface of the
water will be 220 feet. Ten feet
above the surface of the water a
berm fifty feet wide is to be lev
eled off on each side of the canal,
thus affording ample space for
It has not been decided wheth
er a sea-level canal will be built.
It is claimed that a lock canal
may be completed in less time
by three years, and at a saving
in cost of $-0,000,000. In an
swer to the former argument it
may be saidthat the commerce of
the world has been carried on
for all this time without the canal
and can surely wait the few ad
ditional years. As to the cost, it
appears that the handicap to na
vigation which the lock feature
of the canal would entail, would
more than effect the saving in
cost. A sea-level canal across
Nicaragua would have been ita
pract ioib'e. Lake N icaragua
was to be utilised, and it is (M feet
Doubtless many of your read
ers know of the famous Culebra
cut. It is at the Continental di
vide, 10 1-2 miles from the Pacitic
and 33 1-2 miles from the Atlan
tic. It is named from a town of
the same name near it. It is two
miles south of Empire. The to
tal depth of the excavation at the
center, including what luu al
ready beon doue, will bo about
500 ft. To get sufficient width,
excavations on each side have to
be made. F'm the level of the
toj of the highot mountain to
t he base of the canal will be i'r0
feet., If a lock canal is con
structed, the digging will be u
great deal less. The plans for a
I n k canal provide for the build
ing of a lock 130 feet high t Cu
The materials encountered in
digging are genen ily: First, (
the ordinary soil, thencS iy, soap- j
stone or shale, soft i.k and.
hard rock. The soil is dug eai
S Iv, but does not dump well on ac-!
count of sticking to the dump!
.cars. Shale is the idea! inatei ial !
taking both operations into con-1
sideration. Solid rock of course ;
is the costliest. The hea v blast-'
I ting in it almost shakes the eon-j
tincnt from side to side, the dis :
tance from one side to the other j
not being very great here. i
The soft materials are a'.l dug ,
anil Uvided with steam showN,
and the hard materials are load-;
; ed with them after they are b'.ist-
iod into pieces sufficiently smalt.;
The steam shovels are immense
j machines. An Irishman once"
Jsaid, on seeing a ste.mi shovel;
"You can do the work of forty ;
j meat, but you can't vote." If I.e
jlud stvn a steam shove! l,'e
those used he tv he could have
substituted "one hundred li en''
fur "forty men." One shovel
his Un.it know n to kmd 2i. w.rs
c mt.tiuing five cubic yards oath,
but 2v ca s is counted an extra
jt'd da ;'s woi k.
,The C S. government aoti;iivd
,Srv:'-t v'.-.ixl f t'.i.u lilm -ry &r. d
erjuipments, l.-n the right of
the French, company erc
lyyught. Htigh drdg7 Ut,
cranes, dump cars, anf a great
dal of mitrial for tra.kicg
may bi foun"J all along the carnal
l.'ri'f. These. Laving bx-a oat of
use and unprotected froni the
weather for long atjmeare
in a bad condition. Tli'j raostcf
tlie looonxnives auctuirc! Ime
lxn put in repairs and put Into
bv.', and Kfmeof the darap cars
are being ns'.-d. Tlw nsactinerj
besides be'ng out of repairs, is
out of date, and rriay be very
economically thrown s.side.
The greatest impediment to
the work now is the scarcity of
laborers. As is well known.
white men from the U. S. ould
not labor in such a clirca'. a?
this, and most of the laborers
here are f rorn Jamaica. Lately
large numbers of negroes Iron
Marfmigue have b?en indaced to
to come here. Tber are cot as
good laborers as the Jamacians.
The Panamans are poor laborers,
and a very few of then are now
employed in the work. A ship
load cf Colombians ure expected
here this week. Being similar
to the Panamans, not ranch Ls to
be expected of them.
There appears to be a great
deal of doubt in the U. S. states
that the canal will be completed
but I think the need of it is so
great that its construction will
never be abandoned. When com
pleted it will be the greatest av
enue of commerce in the world.
It will be the only route between
the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of
the U. S. and the Orient, and be
tween the eastern part of the U.
S. and the Pacific coast of South
America Central America and
Mexico, and it will be a favorite
route between Europe and the
Orient, in cl u d i n g A u st raiia. Be
sides its commercial importance
Jits value to the U. S. navy will be
great beyond computation. Tl
construction of this great &hip
liighway will be a century mark
er for all time to come.
J. li. Makch.
Empire, C. Z., Panama, Jan. Cl
Mpldi4 IXprw3feU, in !
teoTlnU. f Otebratf
Cry pr(ti U X-
Vxr to fT l it & yr i'wr rta
to tb TwiciA-wixic Rr.ru cue
OKIE'S, rrKf, AE-OHTTf.f.V
tW -TU l2rt2m tA tlt I r. U
frota tL Moos tA U'a...:; i"..-,""
Tti p':tzr U direct irr j.l attZi
frotai tlx v3f l.mtl MSatiar 1-t
1i tb proce. It 1 csa &3 a
Cry, 1at papr, a I Z1 t.-A"-",
rwt or&arstMst t'jf tlx! toajs. Ai-4
froca lt (5otslo artitic oer-::. t.
Sa It U ots V'8A-L'.2.z.'Xi. t,i-
icg at the yjrtssX A li V'lL-i
Uotac. hll Z'.iz. aAvk t ttn triii
t&tiotnt. tcit;y, eu.
The TWICE-A-WEEK KEIt ELSC
t'a? ol Wt a&ri lt imcri'--;
lAta'.lr m;ti la tie wo a try. ai
FAR vl PR'-KJREKS. ii!i:bi l al
Iiat:b-1 t y The ivstIVr.. U tUs
laitt-gTOl85 ti.rvi moati.' ii
America.. lVroCiVr tLat jrri gt
both c tlynr ;.Wts'i;4 Jonrii'U aa
entire year, an ta traiitv:-! r.-sr
co!orv-i pictarf, aJ lor jilj .S'.
Frm-nt cbrriber li.sy t?.kii. J-
rantaz: o ttln oS.t, by s "r; a
dollar and bavin;; tbelr tiis lari.
ed ap a year. Tbn riaWje htnl-j
give notfc that ttU offsr txay t
wlth'lrawn at asay tisse, aal tiow
who tbe pieiare haali J 5a
eotcrirtio!M AT ONCE.
Remit ty I"ot-!Ti or es i-tvh
mooey ordfT, rcUtere-J Jettrr or
taok draft. Do not wtx peroaal
cbeckit. Write aaraet anJ a IIr.T
plainly, and add new,
The Ipubltc, Jit. LouSi, M-j.
Mrs. Ed Walker, of Lee Sum
mit, was t!ie guest of Mis
Georgia Davis over Sunday.
Wanted: Two men ia eca
county to represent md Jvertie
Hardwaeo Department, put out
Mmple of oor goods, etc. Ttiv.
elinsj position or otlice cingcr.
Sa'iry I yO. oo per month ca week
lv with all expense paid in sJ
vncc. Ve furnih evervthiisg.
The Couvhuas Hocse, Dej-L 6ta
VA.rti: Dit'.rict Miaigen to
post p5! avert;.e anJ distribute
aip!et- Salary $i3.oo weekly.
$3.00 per Uy lor expenie. State
ge nd prwent employment.
li h.KL Su la k Co., 3 KiaJo!pa
St. Cbicgo. 10115.
CUT PRICES. I
Here arc some prices
that will Interest you.
20 lbs bast granulated sugar Sf .00
l lu. Itfi Northern i'outoe
( 4tk ilct l?rn
I 4cl IJevt .Shout .
0 U tiet Njvv Hearts
5 U lhmlny Fle
6 11 Di'c.l Ciittn lc ...
5 It tio.n.1 Pionr
j l; tiicl Kinuit
4 lb livo i Fijj
3 it tJ. wl Ctuporatvd Swett Corn
1 lit Siti'jr Tvacca .
I lb llotc S im Tobacco .
t lt lhm;o Sjun Tt Tobacco
I lb YsTgui Natuta! Leaf TobaccJ
a ci' Solid Tacked ll'ackberne
t casi lci, w cf r iijc, now
1 can IiikkI Plum, vie IJ'.C, row
t cau 1 Twtraioea -1
v.ar j lti Toinatoo
3 cln- 1 U'liu-aia.'e J tl!y
12 t jr A l ! Svap ...
ti lae liuKtnd C Sojip
S C"l'rt'.e Soap - .
t hat C)U Country Svap ,
0 ti ay Soap .
j tif Smmhv Maiuiay Soap
5 hai Ftl Napiha S.p . ,
1 l' I'wr Nlaple Sujjar . .
1 !( 11hkj a'.td Katfbcitict .
t.oy tiLt)Hi: and CRYSTAL KLCUR
g vi.S 1 1 1 d.
il tea vuiit
r MTivirs corFEt:s.
brr t Lv',je and Cun.'r Sopper.
Coiic ud Naj,'iii
jnnES' gash googehy