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And His Self-importance Blinded Him to the Possibility of a Mistake. fear nlntfnpm nf o ciocti;.. u i 1 eniis.v vama station, says the Cleveland i ij --caieri wnen a iussy ana cnoienc tld man clambered up the steps. He topped at the door, puffed for a moment ana then turned to the young man in uniform. "Porter," he said, "I'm going to St. Loais, to the fair. I want to be well taken care of. 1 pay for it. Do you un derstand ?" "Yea, sir, but " "Kever mind any 'buta You listen to what I say. Keep the train boys away from me. Dust me off whenever I want you to. Give me an extra blanket, and if there is anyone in the berth over me. slide him into another. 1 want vou to . But, say, boss, I" "oung man, when I'm giving instruc tions 1 prefer to do the talking myself. 'You do as I say. Here is a two-dollar lull. I want to get the good of it. Not a Word, sir." ' The train was starting. The porter Jockcted the bill with a grin and swung lmself to the ground. "All right, boss!" he shouted. "You can do the talking if you want to. I'm powerful sorry you wouldn't let me tell you but I ain't going out on that train." CAVE HIS MAN MUCH TIME He Could Take Sixteen Hours a Day to Do His Work If He Required It. Judge Sauntlerson, who is pract'eing law in Everett. Wash., formerlv livpd in Kcntland. lnd., the boyhood home of 1 George Ade, the humorist, relates Sue- J cess Magazine. j "Ade was a peculiar character, in his i younger years," says the iudce. "He made ny cilice a sort of a loaiing place during the little time he spent in loafing. He was employed on a farm owned by a banker. One day he walked into the office and said to me: " 'That man is the best I ever worked for.' " 'Why?' I asked, for I knew that some thing funny was coming from Ade. " 'Well,' he replied, 'he doesn't ask a mnn te do a day s work in ten hours he gives him 10.' "As a boy we didn't suppose that Ade would amount to much, continued the judge, "though his drollery was always amusing." ' Relics on Court's Protection. The Louisiana (M .) Press-Journal tclla of a negro bootblack who was being "joshed" in a barber shop the other day. "if the era rid jury had got at you," said a man, it would have made you tell all about your crap shooting." "Xo dey wouldn t," replied the bootblack, " 'cause de court done held dat a man doan' hab to tell nothin' dat cremates hisself." Kansas City Journal. It ia interesting to learn that th TTnit States navy cost last year a little more than one dollar apiece for every man, woman and child in the country. This ' information comes from the secretary of j the navy and it is calculated to stir up ! considerable pride in the patriotic fa- I iiumb oi large iamines. Cleveland I'lam Dealer. A man thinks it awfully stupid for a nuiium io me hit pocKeioooK, but tie tor- ' cets how often she has to help him find ins conar button, ana remembers for him just where he put his hat. Baltimore j uncrican. Shouting Their Praises. Kirkland, 111., Jan. 2nd. (Special) Cured of the terrible Rheumatic pains that made him a cripple for years, Mr. Richard It. Grcenhon. an old and respect ed resident of this place, is shouting the praises of the remedy that cured him, Dodd's Kidney Tills. "I had the rheumatism in my left limb so that I could not walk over ten to fif teen rods at a time, and that by the use of two canes," Mr. Greenhon says. "I would have to sit or lie down on the ground when I was out trying to walk, and the sweat would run down mv face, with so much pain. I could not sleep at nijrht for about five or six weeks. "I tried different doctors' medicines, but they were all no good. Then I sent for Dodd's Kidney Pills and almost from the first they brought relief. liy the time I had taken 'ourteen boxes of them my rheumatism was all gone and I can truly pay I feel better than I have in the last twenty-five years." When a man in his pajamas bumps his shin on a rocking chair it is surprising what a weak, washy thing his vocabulury scems to him. X. V. Press. ULCERS FOR THIRTY YEARS. Painful Eruptions from Knees to Feet Seemed Incurable I'ntll lie I'aed Cuticura. Another of those remarkable cures . by Cuticura, after doctors and all else had foiled, is testified to by Mr. M. C. Moss, of Gainesville, Texas, in the following Ittter: "For over thirty years I sut fered from painful ulcers and an erup tion from my knees to feet, and could find neither doctors nor medicine to help me, until I used Cuticura Soap, Oint ment, and Pills, which cured me in six ironths. They helped me the very first time I used them, and I am glad to write this so that others suffering as I "did may be saved from misery." Chicago is to have a daily paper for women, about women, by women. Look out for scoops also toques, Gaines bor oughs and turbans. Indianapolis News. A Guaranteed Care for Piles. Itching, Blind. Bleeding or Protruding Piles. Your druggist will refund monev if Pazo Ointment fails to cure lu o to 14 days. 50c Some people think they have fallen from grace if they forget to grumble. THREE YEARS AFTER. Eugene E. Lario, of 751 Twentieth avenue, ticket seller in the Union Sta tion. Denver. Col., savs : "You axe at lioerty to repeat what I first stated through our Denver papers about Doun's Kidney Pills in the summer of 1899, for I have had no reason in the interim to change my opinion of the remedy. I ortua finiiiAtt. rv kavava At tacks of backache, al. I ways aggravated if I sat 1 long at a desk. Doan's 1 'Kidney Pills absolutely I stopped my backache. I " have never had a ' tain I or a twinge since." ng J Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo, N. Y. For sale by all druggists. Price 60 cents per box. r The Extensive Colonial Possessions t)F Holland Islands Which the Dutch Nation Aay Offer For Sale Before Long. a CONOMY and pride wage 4". desnerate conflict at times. both in the lives of individ uals and that of cations. Prido holds on with stub born loyalty to position and possessions whose past is bright with glory and riches and power, while economy points her unsentimental, cal culating finger at the small credits and the large debits, and councils a read justment of affairs to meet the changed conditions. Holland is in the throes of such a conflict. The debate is on in the states general over the proposal to sell the vast colonial holdings of the nation, and which have played such an impor tant role in her national history for several hundred years. The Dutch East and "Vvest Indies are no longer the source of wealth to the country which they once were, in fact each year sees them becoming more and more a finan cial burden. The practical, business headed statesmen (and their numbers are constantly growing) are advo cating the wisdom of selling the island possessions, while those who stand for the old-time glory and power of Hol- NATIVES OP INTERIOR OF SUMATRA. land and who are jealous of the na tion's prestige, are strongly opposed to the plan. What the outcome of the agitation will be is uncertain, but the history of some of the other European nations in the matter of colonial possessions would point the wisdom of selling while such course is possible. Spain, through pride, held on to her colonies while draining her exchequer, and at last lost them, when she might have sold them years before for a goodly sum. And since her islands were j wrested from her the prosperity of the nation has revived amazingly. Portu gal would be able to get rid of a large portion of her navy debt, which is sap ping her vitality and obstructing pros perity, had she accepted the offers made by England, France and Ger- J many, a3 well as by the late Cecil i Rhodes, for the purchase of her im- mense territories in Africa. Should International complications arise in the east Holland might lose her large possessions there, and Japan is a power which must be reckoned with, and in j event of her emerging victorious from her present struggle the possibility of her turning covetous eyes towards the Dutch East Indies commands consider ation. The little government of Holland, with her 12,648 square miles of terri tory and population of a little over ; 0,000,000 people, owns over 783.Q0O : square miles of colonial territory, and governs over 35,000,000 people. In the east she has the splendid and rich j islands of Java and Madura, the island of Sumatra, with its turbulent natives. ! the Island of Celebes, the Moluccas ! Ball and Lombok, and numerous oth ers of lesser size and importance. It was in 1602 that the Dutch created their East India company, and this powerful organization conquered sue-1 cesslvely the Islands now held by Hoi- j land and ruled them during nearly two : centuries. The company's charter was 1 surrendered in 1798 since which time , the mother country has governed ' these possessions. At the beginning of the seventeenth century, commerca and Holland were simply synonymous. Its morsel of ter ritory was but the wharf to which the republic was occasionally moored: its home was In every ocean and over all the world. Nowhere had there ever ! existed before so large a proportion of population that was essentially mari time. They were born sailors men and women alike and numerous were the children who had never set foot on the shore. At this time the repub lic had three times as many ships and sailors as any nation of the world. Great stimulus was given to the for eign trade of the Netherlands by the publication of Llnschoten's works. This Dutch traveler spent 13 years In India and visited all of the islands of the east, and his accounts of the peoples and countries which came under his observation served to arouse an inter est which had its fruit in a rapidly growing commerce. At first this trade was in the hands of Independent com panies, and it soon became apparent that the Portuguese and Spaniards could neve be driven out of their com mercial strongholds in the east, ex cept by the concentration of the strength and wealth of these independ ent companies. The Universal East India company was therefore chartered by the government, and It entered ac tively in the fbrht for the east Am. ti- The island of Ballxa, a small Island J of the Sunda group, just east of Java, was the first island to come into pos session of the Dutch. The expedition sent out in 1595 landed on the island two years later and won the friendship of the people. An amusing story is told in this connection. A globe and a map of the world were shown to the king, and the positions of the differ ent countries were explained to him. In order to impress him with the size of Hollana, the Dutchmen took the lib erty of annexing "Germany, Austria, Norway and a slice of Muscovy," which had the desired effect of making him feel that his own little island was not a very important- possession. On a subsequent visit in 1601 the Dutch envoys by way of flattery told the Bal inese king that they would call Ball "Young Holland." Lombok, an island adjoining Bali, came into the possession of Holland a few years afterwards. This island has been called Little Java. It was this island which was the scene of a des perate struggle in 1894, when the Dutch after some serious reverses succeeded in crushing the native opposition and destroying the Lombok dynasty. .This expedition is an illustration of the dif ficulty which attends the holding of these far-off possessions, and is but one of the many heavy expenses in curred. Sumatra and the Moluccas were in control of the Spaniards and Portu guese at the time the East India com pany was formed and these islands were the scenes of some of the most spirited and heroic conflicts. Java come into the possession of Holland in 1610, and only once has it been out of her control since then. This was when the British seized it in 1811, but six years later the island was restored to the Dutch. All these East India is lands are rich in spices, coffee, tea, sugar, etc. But the good old days, when a golden stream flowed into the nation's treasury from the trade of tha islands has passed and of late years Holland has found it a losing game. The Dutch possessions in the west consist of Surinam, or Dutch Guiana, on the coast of South America, and the colony of Curacao, made up of the is lands of Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba St. Martin, St. Eustache, and Saba, of the West Indian group. These Islands are insignificant, comprising only 403 square miles, with a population of 51, "24. The chief products are maize, beans, pulse, cattle, salt and lime. Dutch Guiana has an area of 46,060 square miles, with a population of something over 66,000, which is ex clusive of the negroes living in the forests. The principal product is sugar, with extensive trade in cacao, bananas, coffee, rice, maize, molasses and rum. Gold mining is a development of re cent years, and in 1898 the production amounted to 864,990 grammes. The Netherlands came into posses sion of Dutch Guiana in 1667 when the AMPENAN. isi-ANnnp i nMpnif (Landing Place of Dutoh Military Expedi tion of 1S94.) peace of Breda was signed with Eng land, New Netherlands in North Amer ica having been given in exchange for the territory in South America. Since that early date, Dutch Guiana has been twice in the power of England, Jan uary, 1799 to 1802, and January, 1804 to 1816. If these colonial possessions of Hol land are put on the market it is con jectural as to what nations might be the purchasers. Germany-would look with jealous eye upon the attempt of any nation to take over these valuable island possessions, for that nation has long beiieved it was only a question of time when the German flag would float over the Dutch East Indies as well aa over the western territory. "WILLIS S. EDSON. But She Didn't Wait "I'm glad to hear you're fond of mu sic, Mr. Fortay, Shall I sing?" asked Miss Skreech. "Why er really. If you will" stammered Mr. Fortay. "Shall I sing 'When I Am Gone?' " "Yes. 'When I Am Gone.' " Phil adelphia Press. Cause for Complaint. Merchant What did that man want? Clerk Nothing, sir. "Then what was he growling about as he went out?" "He was growling because we didn't have it in stock." Chicago Daily News. Between Friends. Borem Ha, ha, ha! Now isn't that a good story? Hammerton Sure, I like it better every time you tell it Chicago Daily News. Ml s FILIPINOS LIKE NEW MONEY. Currency Formerly in Circulation in tne xslands Gives Place to American Cash. Following the recent legislation ol congress providing for a currency sys tem tor the Philippine islands, the Phil ippines commission passed an act to dis courage the further use of the currency formerly in circulation on the islands and designed to give the gold standard full force and effect, states the New York Sun. The following cable message from the civil governor of the Philippines to the secretary of war will show the ef fect of this legislation: The approach of October 1, when the first currency taxing provisions became effective, caused a large export of Mex ican pesos commercially, and a large in flow of Spanish-Filipino coin In the treasury. "In September 1,197,500 Mexican pesos were exported and 530,622 Spanish-Filipino pesos came into the treasury and were withdrawn from circulation. Dur ing September tile actual circulation of the new currency Increased 1,891,000 pesos. In October to date 1,682,995 pesos Mexican currency have been exported commercially and 950,000 Spanish-Filipino by the insular government for re coinage. Have on hand nearly 500,000 Spanish-Filipino pesos for recoin age. The increase of the actual cir culation of the new coins for October was approximately 1,300,000 pesos. Every bank in Manila published no tices refusing the old currency on -deposit after September 30. Railroads re ceived no old currency at any price. Nearly all the accounts of banks throughout the islands have been re opened in the new currency. Banking business has called in its old notes and issued new ones based upon the new currency . All new contracts are being made with the new currency. Business throughout the archipelago is conducted now mainly on the new basis. Banks and large dealers are co operating with the government. Little old currency is left, and existing taxing provisions will eliminate that by Jan uary 1 next The gold standard is an es tablished fact and now meets the ap proval of the entire public. Business con ditions have much improved. PORTO RICANS IN HAWAII. Importation of Them Does Not Meet with Favor Among the Natives. In an evil hour the sugar planters of Hawaii imported a number of Porto Ricans to labor in their cane fields. The venture was an experiment, says the Chicago Record-Herald, and was tried because of the troublesome conditions of the local labor market The planters prefer Chinese to all other help, but the Chinese are barred by our exclusion act. Furthermore, the large immigration of Japanese under contract has stopped and the native Hawaiians are indolent and unreliable. Hence the expedient of Introducing Porto Ricans as substitutes who might solve the labor problem. A very short trial was sufficient, how ever, to convince the Hawaiian whites that a mistake had been made. Accord ing to their testimony the Porto Ricans are a most undesirable lot, and latterly public hatred has been aroused against them on account of the murder of a young man named Damon by one of their number. Damon belonged to one of the prominent old white families of the islands and was so widely known that the crime cast a gloom over the whole community. This was the more natural because it was unprovoked. Damon had merely cautioned the Porto Rican against removing a danger lamp from the road when he was set upon and killed. It is said now that the Porto Ricans are generally shunned and that no one will give them work. "This lack of em ployment is driving even industrious men to crime and women to shame." Manifestly the planters who were re sponsible for bringing these people to Hawaii should feel the responsibility for their presence and endeavor by some means to secure their return to Porto Rico. Adaptability of Filipinos. An interesting proof of the ability of the Filipinos to adapt themselves to vo cations requiring intelligence, endur ance, obedience and resourcefulness ap pears in the work of the Filipino mem bers of the crew of the cable ship Burn side, engaged for the last year in con ducting the Alaskan cable system. The work was extremely arduous and ex posed the men to severe hardship, but Col. James Allen, of the signal crps of the army, who had general charge of the construction, in an official reports i wards hearty praise to "the entire Fil ipino crew and cable men for activity, willingness, alertness and reliability The previously expressed good opinion Df the services of the Filipinos as crew and cable men has been strengthened by late experiences." Army and Navy Journal. Ghoulish Gifts. Among the Uoongotes, a tribe of sav ages in the interior of Luzon, A. Henry Savage Landor writes, "the wedding present given by the prospective groom to his sweetheart does not lack quaint ness and consists of a human head, part of a breast and heart as well as a finger or two. Unless a man can produce these gifts he has to remain a bachelor, but these gifts are invariably procured. The 'inclined to wed' lies in wait in the high grass until an unsuspecting man, woma:j or child happens to pass that way. Chi cago Daily News. Teachers in Philippines. -On account cf lack of funds, due to a decrease in the appropriation for educa tion, about 200 teachers will be dropped from the teaching staff In the Philippine islands. Uso Po-ra-tsa for Coughs, Golds, Grip cni Catarrh A Congressman's Letter. In every country of the civilized world Sisters of Charity are known. Not only do they minister to the spiritual and intellectual needs of the charges com mitted to their care, but they also minister to their bodily needs. With so many children to take care of and to protect from climate and disease, these wise and prudent Sisters have found Peruna a never failing safeguard. Dr. Hartman receives many letters from Catholic Sisters from all over tho United States. A recommend recently received from a Catholic institution in Detroit, Mich., reads as follows : Dr. S. B. Hartman, Columbus, Ohio: Dear Sir: "The young girl who used the Peruna was suffering from laryngi tis and loss of voice. The result of the treatment was most satisfactory. She found great relief, and after further use of the medicine we hope to be able to say she Is entirely cured. " Sisters of Charity. The young girl was under the care of the Sisters of Charity and used Peruna for catarrh of the throat with good re sults aa the above letter testifies. Send to The Peruna Medicine Co., Columbus, Ohio, for a free book written by Dr. Hartman. Fine Politeness. Newrich How'd you get along at the dinner? Mrs. Newrich Fine. When they eat ?iie with a fork, I done it, too, so as not o let 'em see their break. N. Y. Sun. The well earned reputation and increas ing popularity of the Lewis' "Single Bind er straight 5c cigar is due to the main tained high quality and appreciation of the smoker. Lewis' Factory, Peoria, 111. Many a boy is sent to college because he doesn't seem to be good for anything else. To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. ; Jk vv.urove's signature is on eacn box. SJoo. The school of experience is open 335 days in a year, and has no living gradu ates. Detroit News. I am sure Piso's Cure for Consumption saved my life three years ago. Mrs. Thos. Robbine. Norwich, N. Y., Feb. 17, 1900. Hair wreaths of mistletoe are terribly suggestive. Chicago Daily News. THE CCNTAUM OMWUn, TT For infanta ftad Children HAVE VOU A C30RSEP WOULD YOU LIKE US TO QAfini P9 FORTH! 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"David Meekison. f Dr. Ilartman, one of the best known physicians and surgeons in the United; States, was the first man to formulate Peruna. It was through his genius and perseverance that it was introduced to the medical profession of this country If you do not derive prompt and satis factory results from the use of Peruna, write at once to Dr. Ilartman, giving a full statement of your case and he will be pleased to give you his valuable ad vice gratis. 1 Address Dr. Ilartman, President of The Ilartman Sanitarium, Columbus, C THE FARMERS Oil THE FREE HOMESTEAD LANDS receive $55,000,000 as a result of their Wheat Crop alone. ' The returns from Oats, Barley and othet Trains, as well as cattle and horses, add con siderably to this. Secure a Free Homestead at once, or purchase from some reliable dealer while lands are sclV ing at present low prices. Apply for Information to SrsPElUCTKXDEJrr 09 liiiiiGKATioN, Ottawa. Canada, or to 3. S. Ciuwfobd, 13 West sth St, Kansas City, Me, Authorised Canadian Government Agent. Pltott iay where you saw thlt aivtrtittmmL David Meekison. j BSESSri of WESTERN CANADA tSTJlJiyoN I carry the banner tor yields or 3tigTjTAjj 1904" 1 and otbcr 'raia" All the fun of having a bank account is destroyed for a woman because the cash- S icr knows how much money she hasn't got N. Y. Piess. Friendship is never allied with flattery. N. Y. Times. D US) Fct Orer Ttlrty Years The Kind Yob Han Alaaji Ectt MUHKAV THSST.NSWVMW Wrj co.. Li ulTlI 111 NO MONEY TILL CURED. 3 TUXl DTIOCra. 7lf!!2IEf fZ&tJrmtim ss PBnt, IMMt Mtntssssf Iks Sl?'t'l"ahbu0?t WtMIW tftss tkssMBdttMWlr cssi mi csrss iinns ntiir ssrii as anu & tiiaon, ffffir.;raatfs.te A. N. K-H 2O60 r"- r- "3 ( BestWtisJrnHastes6ooX Ossj j t I ttise. BoldJy dru"ita, . T 1