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THE, AUG US, WEDXESD,Vr, . JANUARY JO, 1900.
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blp io Koek Island canty.
Wkdne-dat, January 10.
The regalia worn by Washington
a Mason is in the possession of J.
T. Smith, of Goodland, Kas. It con--i-ts
of an apron and a baldric.
TriE Rritish are now arming the
Zulus against the Boers. That's
what they did with the Indians dur
ing the revolutionary war, it will be
Hai Blaine teen secretary of state
instead of Hay," said an old-time re
publican", "the wires would have be-n
kept so warm that 'seized' Hour could
have been served as hot huscnits in
side of '21 hours."
Amos; the pistmasters appointed
by President Mckinley vesteru&y wen
these from Illinois: B- F. Show. Dix
on; W. A. M( Koight, Alexis; A. J.
Deger, Nauvoo; LI. J. Cheesman.
J'rinceville; J. V. Parkinson, Stockton.
Is bvgone d.ivs Boston and New
York wight be regarded as th'- very
centers of opposition to democratic
iilnnii fur flip if fnrra nf tin- ciirrcnp
We notice thtt both Boston and New
Vork wen' tottering on the verge of
a tremendous unanciai collapse tin
dav that the reDublic.au cnrrencv bill
passed the house.
When Andrew Jackson smashed the
bank of the I'nited States all the
newspapers of the then great cities
turned on him and declared that his
defeat was certain. In the next elec
tion, out of 2s;i electoral votes Jack
son received 'JVJ. and his nearest
competitor. Clay, relied up the im
pressive total of VJ. Mr. McKinley
has not been smashing hanks, but
It is at tbe present momenta pretty
well settled fact that the date of the
republican slate convention will, at
the state central committee meeting
to le held in Chicago Saturday, bi
.set ahead a month. The new deal
may upset the plans of some of the
politicians somewhat, but thev will
readily adjust themselves to the cir
cumstances and the ti;ht within the
party will go mertily on.
IT is nroitosed that Catholic nona
genarians of the world shall present
an address of congratulation to the
pope on the occasion of the holy
year, as the sovereign pontiff him
self will have completed bis yoth year
March 2 next. The idea of this novel
address by signers of nearly a century
old originated with an old priest in
Thun, Switzerland. The suggestion
met with favor in Europe, and copies
of the address have !een prepared for
signatures. I he address says in part:
I be remembrance of the great part
of vour holiness' life must fill vour
soul with gratitrtde to God for all
that He has accomplished through
you. And to this consciousness your
holiness must certainly he indebted
for the nourishing health, tbe ever
youthful strength, which are the won
der of the world ami the joy of the
The pyrotechnic eloquence of the
young man who hat come out of tbe
west t electrify the statesmen at
Washington, in such efforts as Sena
tor Beveridge. cf lml:ani. gave over
his great talents to yesterday, while
delightful in the classic, weigh for
little when in the balance with such
How sad if is to see weak
children boys and girls who
are pale and thtn. They can
not enjoy the sports of child- I
hood, neither are they able
to profit by school life. They I
are indeed to be pitied. But
there is hope for them. i
Scott's Emulsion ;
has helped such children for f
over a quarter of a century, f
Your dorter will tell you it b both
food and medicirje to them. They
begin to pick, up at once under its
use. Their color rmproves, the flesh
becomes more firm, the weight
increases and all the full life and
vigor of childhood returns again.
At all miirt ; yog. md ,i otx. .
. SCOTT BO .Nt, Chcmuu. New Ycrfc.
arguments as the venerable Senator
Hoar, of Massachusetts, applied to
the Philippine situation at the close
of the Indianian remarkable address.
Briefly, the Massachusetts statesman
protests against the course of sticking
to a wiong. Because the nation has
erred and has departed from the tra
ditions that have made it great, there
is nothing to be gained by sticking to
a wrong ueeinse we are strong. Sen
ator H'ur would send a Dewey, or a
Wood, or a Miles to Manila to succeel
the autocrat who is in control there,
and by the introduction of Ameiican
methods and manners make the best
of a bad bargain, and eventually give
the people ot the islands justice, and
win their confidence and friendship
by convincing them that we mean to
act in good faith, and that we have
not abandoned the principle that gov
ernment is only just when it come-
from the governed and is of. by
and for the governed.
i-HIS START IN LIFE.
A STORY THAT A DISCUSSION ON
RELIGION BROUGHT OUT.
Medical Treatment Free
Anything to Say Bomatblaf.
The Hanna-McKinley organs have
been, manufacturing and publishing
with startling and ridiculous embel
lishment a variety of stories about
Mr. Bryan's ad ventures inthe wilds of
Texas during his recent visit to that
state. Among tbem was one about an
attempt of ex-Gov. Hogg and Mr.
Byran to ride a span cf ostriches.
While in Chicago the other day Mr.
Bryan good-naturedly referred to
these stories and among other things
I am in the position of that west
ern congressman who had not been in
Washington long before a tale came
back to his district that he had tried
to blow out the electric light in his
hotel room and had bet his watch by
the clock-like cash register in the
street car. When he was confronted
with the charges on his return home
he exclaimed: I will admit that I
tried to blow out tbe electric light,
but I'll be goldarned if I set my
watch by the cash register:' Sj,
with me, I'll admit I hunted a panther,
but I'll be 'goldarned' if I rode an
ostrich! That panther hunt was a
most ladylike alfair. and no one en
joyed the 'joke more than the panther
did. No hunter was hurt, the horses
were not hurt and the panther was
not hurt. After we had hunted bini
he was led to his cage again. We do
not bunt, like the imperialists, to kill
something, and when I go out hunt
ing to do damage I always huntrepub
licaus. This ostrich story was a clev
er one. It has been built up with all
styles of architecture ever since
it started, ihey had uov. Hogg lau-
ing oil his feathery steed and know
just where the ostrich kicked me, and
to prove the story they will show the
two ostriches. Like the panther, it
was a gooj joke.
Tbr Art 1st 'a Hoodoo.
"Artists are a mioer lot," remarked
one of them yesterday as he smoked
IK.'iisively in his Chestnut street studio
and gazed dejectedly at a half finished
sketch. "I can't do any work today
just itocause I dreamed of a redheaded
girl last night. That lets me out.
can dream of any other kind of girl
anil It doesn't affect my work, but if
the vision of my dreams has red hair
I'm no good the next day.
"No, it's not superstition. I don't
know what it is. All artists have their
off days from some cause or other, and
some of them have antidotes. I have
none. I Just give up when the red
headed girl comes across the path of
"A friend of mine counteracts the ef
fect of his hoodoo ly clothing himself
In an outlandish way. I have seen him
working In an opera hat. the coat of
his dress suit and a pair of pink pyja
mas, and doing good work at that. An
other friend of mine always eats a lot
of raw onions when lie has a particu
larly sentimental subject to handle.
Rut when It comes to me I Just have to
give up." Philadelphia Ledger.
The r.rnllr Art nf IVinkln.
When you have mastered the gentle
art of winking." said Lord Iteacons
Held, "you hold the key to success In
Kvery one's personality is made tip
of trivial failings and trivial talents.
Foster the good qualities In your
friends and sr.lordinates and wink at
those failings so dear to their possess
ors. Not to see everything Is a rule
which will strengthen friendships and
help you to get the best results from
your fellow workers.
"lie is no good," said the great Na
poleon of one of his officers. "He Is
continually looking into the privates
T want a man who can keep bis eye
on the ultimate result and ignore little
failings, never mind how aggravating."
paid Nelson. And General Gordon once
remarked that the man who lost his
temper because a private's boot lace
was tied loosely on the day of battle
did more to lose the day than all the
"Sot it It Were My Bor."
Some years ago the late norace
Mann, the eminent educator, delivered
an address at the oiiening of some re
formatory institution for boys, during
which he remarked that if only one
boy was saved from ruin it would pay
for allthe cost and care and labor of
establishing such an institution as that.
After the exercises bad closed. In pri
vate conversation, a gentleman rallied
Mr. Mann upon his statement and said
"Did yon not color that a little when
you said that all that expense and la
bor -would be repaid If It only saved
"Not if it were my boy." was the
solemn and convincing reply.
Save doctors' bills by eivinir Folev'a
Honey and Tar to infants and chil
dren in time to prevent pneumonia or
croap, which are fatal to so many
thousands of babies. All druggists.
. It Iavolved a Christ Inn and an Infi
del and a Moat Itrnarkable Coinci
de ucr, and the Xarratitr Pointed a
Moral an Well.
The question of religion came up the
other day In the Busy Men's Lunch
I club, cud old Parmesan, w ho Is senior
warden of St. Pecunia s church ana
therefore constitutes himself it de
fender of the faith, remarked, "You
may say what you like, gentlemen, but
a religious man is more apt to help
those who need It than an infidel."
"I am a lirni leliever in Christian!
ty," remarked Hilsou, who has made a
milliou or so in the Swamp during the
last few years, "but 1 take exception
to that statement. When it comes to
helping a fellow who is down, it's
about an eveu toss ltweou a Chris
tiau and an intidel. You doubt it?" he
1 continued as' he saw old Parmesan
1 shake his head. "Well, to prove, whaf
1 say I will give you an episode tu my
' own life. I came to New York in 1873
J with no capital but a country made
suit of clothes and a common schoo!
education. I was a lank looking young
fellow, with 'hayseed' written all over
me; but. like wiany another raw conn
try lad. I was Irresistibly attracted tcf
the city, where I soon expected to
strike the combination that would lead
to fortune and fame. But before long
my main thought was to keep from
.starving. I could get no work, and no
body would listen to me when I asked
for It. I triitl to keep up my courage,
but in my heart I would have given
anything to be back on the old farm
"Well, one day I grew especially ties
perate. The papers were full of the
triumphant success of 'P.illy, the Con
verted Hum, who was holding revivals
all over the country. And I asked my
self why I, a clean, decent young fel
low, who bad never been a 'bum
should be allowed to starve, while
, 'Billy was living on the fat of the
laud. At first the wild thought came
into my bead to start out inself on a
career of cr I mean of revivalism un
der the name of "Charley, the Con
.verted Boy Fiend, and rake in the
shekels like 'Billy. But somehow
felt I couldn't get down as low as that
A brilliant thought struck me, how
ever. I would state the whole thing in
an advertisement, more to relieve ,my
feelings than with any hope of getting
"So I scraped enough money together
to Insert the following In one of the
papers: 'If I were a drunken "bum"
Just taken out of the gutter, scores of
kind religious people would stretch
out a hand to help me. But as I am
only a decent and self respecting young
man, with no vices or bad habits, I am
without work aud starving in this
great, cruel city. And I added my
initials and address.
"The next day I called to see if there
might possibly be an answer and got
two. The first one I opened read as
follows: 'I was touched by your
strange advertisement, as I myself was
once in the same position. I found help
through a noble Christian man. and if
you will call aud see me I will prove
to j-ou that there is a Christian who is
able and willing to help you if you are
worthy. Ask to see me personally, as
I am sorry to say my partner is an In
fidel, and. though a good man, be
might not be disposed to look at your
case so kindly.' ,
"My heart Jumped with joy on read
ing this kind letter, and for a little
.while I forgot the other one. But
soon opened it and read as follows:
was deeply stirred by the undertone
of despair In yctir advertisement, as I
was once as friendless as you are.
found a start in life through a noble
man who, like myself, was an unbe
liever. And If you will call and see
me I will prove to you that there Is an
unbeliever who is both able and will
Ing to give yon a start in life ir you
are worthy. Ask to see me personally,
as ' my partner is a Christian, and,
though n good man, he might not be
disiKsed to look on your case kindly.
"Wonderful coincidence, wasn't it?
But the most wonderful part of the
story Is yet to be told. These two men
were partners. Each one of them was
trying to do a good deed without the
knowledge of the other.
"The end of the story? Well, that
was interesting and remarkable too.
After trying in vain to decide to which
of these two gentlemen I should make
myself known I determined to see
them together and read the two letters
to them. I did so, and you ought to
have seen the look of blank surprise
that came, over the faces of both men
as they learned that, though differing
so widely in creed, they were at one in
acknowledging the religion of humani
ty. They were silent for a few mo
ments, and then the Christian, with
tears In his eyes, grasped the hand of
his partner and said:
'Brother, 1 have wronged you, for I
have learned that, without knowing it,
you are not far from the kingdom of
" 'It is I who have wronged yoa, ex
claimed bis partner, 'in assuming that
you would not obey the teaching of
your Master to feed the hungry and
clothe the naked. Let us hereafter live
as brothers Indeed, even though we
may not be able to profess the same
creed. And may the unknown God
whom ignoraotly we worship accept us
at the last.'
"These two good men gave me a
start and were my dearest friends un
til they died. The moral of it all?
Weil. I think there is more goodness
In the world than can be enshrined In
any creed, however true. New York
Tbe manufacture of quinine -was be-
run in I'miadelpnla by John Farr In
1ICW, the year of its discovery. I
For Three Months in Offered to All In
valid Who Call L'pon tha Brlttoh
Doctors at lOOS Second Are
na Before reb. 1 S.
A staff of eminent physicians and
surgeons from the British-Medical In
stitute have at the urgent solicitation
of a large number of patients under
their treatment in this vicinity de
cided to establish a permanent branch
of tbe institute in this city at No.
1002 Second avenue.
These eminent gentlemen have de
cided to give their services entirely
liree for three months (medicine ex
cepted) to all invalids who. may call
ujon them for treatment between now
and Feb. 15. These services consist
not only of consultation, examination
and advice, but also of all minor sur
The object in pursuing this course
is to become rapidly aud personally
acquainted with tbe sick and tbe at
fiicied. and, under no condition what
ever will anv charges be made for anv
services rendered for three months to
all who call before Feb. 15.
The doctors treat all forms of di
sease and deformities ami guarantee
a cure in every case they undertake
At the hrst interview a thorough ex
amination is made, and, if incurable,
you are frankly and kindlv told so,
also advised against spending your
money for useless treatment.
Male and female weakness, carlarrh
and cartairhal deafness, also rupture.
goitre, cancer, and all diseases of the
rectum are positively cured by their
Dr. K. Valentine Heaton,
consulting surgeon of the
will be in personal charge
Ollice hours from 9 a. iu
ru. Not open Sundays.
till S p.
Can alter the facts in the case of the
compound versus the Pure Goods
It is not a matter of sentiment or of
opinion alone. It is a question of
getting what you pay for.
It ought not to be necessary to
urge that what is worth having: t all
is worth having right.
Our advertising appeals are ad
dressed to those who know a good
thing when they see it. We are
pleased to address your intelligence,
and not your cupidity. We want
you to see for hew little money really
Fine Wines and Whiskies can be bad
if you will go to the right place for
As the only wholesale house in the
city holding the legal right to sell by
the bottle? we can save yon money on
your purchases and you are spared
the risk of buying adulterated goods.
Our Choice Varieties
Old Crow 1892 liottled in bond.
Hermitage bottled in bond.
Clark's Rye bottled in bond.
Old Grand Dad.
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Cal'fornia Wines, bottled ripe.
Ports, Muscat. Sherry, Angelica.
AH guaranteed free from glucose
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Open every evening until 10.
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Information of paramount interest to in
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Ilia Happy Future.
The Saunterer happened to be dining
with a friend the other evening- nnd
of course the table's population includ
ed the inevitable 5-year-old boy. The
latter had fallen into the habit of ask
Ing for all kinds of Impossible things.
being refused and going howling from
the room in obedience to the command.
He would re-enter two minutes later
with a hair dozen dirty streaks and
a bright I-aecept-your-apology smile on
On this evening, after the third ex
cursion, he suddenly conceived an af
fection for the sugar bowl. He reached
for it, got it and as promptly gave it
up in response to the threatening hand
of his mother. His father glanced up
casually, waiting for the usual. out
burst before be sent him out, but in
stead the child's face brightened and
bis eyes twinkled with anticipation.
"What are you so glad about, .Wil
lie?' asked bis father.
'I w-uz thlnkin," answered Willie
"I wuz thinkin of all the sugar I'm
goin to have when everybody else in
this house Is dead." Philadelphia In
quirer. " - 4
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