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T Temporary -President.
Jose Ives Limontour, the minister of
finance, who is to act as head of the
Mexican goTernment during the for
eign trip of President Diaz, has for a
long time been looked upon as the
probable successor of the great execu
tive in case of the latter's death or xe
tirement from any cause. President
Diaz is fast approaching the three
Bcore and ten years of the psalmist, an!
in the course of nature cannot ba ex
pected to hold the reins of power for
many more years. Senor Limontour 1?
comparatively a young man and has
for a long time been closely assoc'atsd
with the Diaz government. He i3 also
a thorough believer in the so-called
Diaz policy, which is that of affording
every protection and encouragement to
foreign investors in Mexico. - The
strength and permanency of President
Diaz's government is largely due to the
fact that he has always had the sup
port of the foreign Interests, which are
enormous, and the same support will,
doubless, be given Senor Limonour
while he occupies the position of chief
power. Senor Limontour is also ex
tremely popular with the people of
Mexico. A short time ago he visit d
all principal cities of the republic and
was everywhere received with great de
monstrations of pleasure. When he
took the place of minister of finance he
sacrificed large private interests and
has ever since devoted himself to keep
ing the financial and banking Interests
of the country on a sound and conser
vative basis.
' den. 'Boynton K.ept 2tr.
Gen. H. V. Boynton has been elected
president of the board of education of
Washington, D. C, taking the place of
C. J. Bell, resigned. Gen. Boynton is
one of the best-known residents of the
national capital. For years he was
Washington correspondent of the Cin
cinnati Gazette and Commercial-Gazette,
and only gave up active newspa
per work five years ago. At present he
i3 engaged on the commissions having
in hand the work of creating national
parks of the Southern battlefields.
GitJes Way to Progress.
One of the most curious memorials
of the eighteenth century to ba found
In London, the St. Marylebone court
house, will soon pass from view, as
It stands In the way of the modern
improvements now going on in the
world's metropolis. From an architec
tural point of view, there is little to
say for the gloomy looking structure,
the front of which dates from the first
quarter of the nineteenth century,
though there are portions of the build
ing which are of considerably earlier
date, and may possibly have formed
part or the original building erectad in
1729. Beneath the wing which forms
the southern extremity of the building
are to be found a series of the most
gloomy looking cells that are to be
seen anywhere. They are approached
from an area by going down steps and
are all below the level of the present
pavement. These cellars are at pres
ent let out for' the storage of goods.
. but their appearance Is quite dismal
enough to supply material for the most
bloodcurdling romance.
Origin of a Lincoln Phrase.
In an article in the February Review
of Reviews George F. Parker suggests
a possible origin of the phrase "gov
ernment of the people, by the people,
for the people." On page 53 of a book
bearing the title "Some - Information
Respecting - America. Collected by
Thomas Cooper. Late of Manchester,"
and published in London In 179S. is
round a similar phrase. The paragraph
la which it occurs reads:, "There is
little'fault to find with the government
of America, either in principle or In
practice; we have few taxes to pay, and
those of acknowledged necessity and
moderate In amount; we have no ani
mosities about religion; it Is a subject
about which no questions ate asked;
we have few respecting political men
or political measures; the present irri
tation in men's minds in Great Britain
and the discordant state of society on
political accounts is not known there.
The government is the government of
the people and for the people." The
words "of and "for" were printed In
Italics In one edition and In small capi
tals in another. Both editions had a
wide sale in America, and Mr. Parker
saya they "may have come to the- no
tice of Lincoln -as a young man; nor
would it be surprising for him to give
new currency in almost its exact form
to a sentiment written seventy years
before." This, if true, detracts in no
way from the masterly Gettysburg
speech. Although originality was a
strong characteristic of Lincoln, as it
was of Franklin, he did not hesitati
to take the good ideas and apt phrase;
of others wherever he found them, and
make ie of them to strengthen his ar
guments. for "Brides of the Hoar.
Some recent weddings in Chicago
have been remarkable among other
things for the gorgeousness of the
bride's cakes, which were works of
fanciful architecture in sugar. This
fashion originated in Europe and was
adopted in New York, where it is being
carried to a costly extreme. At the
wedding of Miss Elsie French and Mr.
Vanderbilt the wedding cake measured
four and one-half feet from the base to
the topmost flower, which was one if
its most interesting features. ;
The queen of Holland has broken
the record of the New York bride by
ordering a wedding cake a foot higher.
For one gorgeous cake, designed and
executed by a Chicago firm, $600 was
paid, and this did not include its trans
portation to its destination, under the
care of two competent men who were
obliged to travel with it in order to see
that no injury was done its delicate
decorations, and also in order to put it
together on. the bridal table.
Besides "the fairy tower no less than
$25 is paid for the loaf the bride cuts,
and when a crowded reception is giv-n
the contents of the cake-loaded table
prepared for the guests in the hallway
coaxes at least another $500 from the
indulgent parent that is, if the cake 13
good and the boxes covered and dec
orated in proper and fashionable style.
The Grand rtny Going Fast.
The adjutant general of the Grand
Army of the Republic reports that
during the last year the death rate
among its members has rapidly in
creased. At present taps are being
sounded over the graves of the old
soldiers at the rate of 1,000 a month.
During the last ten years the member
ship of the order has decreased by
more than a third. In the Department
of Illinois the loss of death has been
especially severe. During 1900 more
than 3 per cent of the total enrollment
at the beginning of the year answered
the last summons. The flag has hung,
at half mast more than once over every
Grand Army post in the country. In-
eTitably the death rate of the order
must rapidly increase - with the pas
sage of each year. Twenty years hence
the men who wear the bronze star and
eagle will -be a mere ; handful. The
Grand Army will be practically extinct.
The present membership of the order
includes thousands of feeble and brok
en old men, who are no longer able to
follow their torn battle flags in the
annual parades. Soon these memorial
marches must be abandoned. Year by
year the national encampments will be
attended by a smaller number of mem
bers. Already, many posts have been
compelled to give up their charters be
cause their muster roll had been re
duced below the minimum allowed.
SAYINGS id D01ii(iS
JteXar HeathDealing Gctn.
German, military men are beginning
to realize that the rifle adopted .by the
army for the use of smokeless pow
der had some drawbacks. The breach
did not closa per-
fectly, the rep at
ing mechanism was
not all it should be,
the magazine ac
tion did not ccme
up to the require
ments and there
were several other
defects such ' as
might be expected
in a hastily impro
vised arm. It was
inevitable that an
other and Tjctter
weapon should be
provided for the
German army and
the new rifle has
now been Issued to
a portion of the
troops. The.e was,
of - course, soma
mystery attending
its introduction a
mystery originat
ing in the fear of
other- nations that
they had not such
an effective weapon..
Some Insisted that
it was to be an au
tomatic rifle, the
like of which for
rapid death-dealing.,
had . never been
seen before. The
rifle, however, is
now . quite well
known and there is
no particular mystery about IU It Is
an ingenious and splendid weapon, of
the same character as Its predecessor
(7.9 millimeters), but that is the only
point It has In common with iU. The
harr.l la ntmr. Tr- f - 1
tXUU 1E UUlll Up VJ
Succession of cylinders. The sighting
is on a new principle, the sight being
raised or lowered by a horizontal slid
which moves along a graduated scale
and is marked up to 2,000 yards. . The
magazine resembles those of all the
rifles of the Mauser system. It hclds
five cartridges, which are arranged bo
that the depth of the magazine is re
duced. The cartridge clip is loaded
Into the magazine from above, the
pressure of the thumb sending it at
once into the magazine and throwing
out the used clip.
The bayonet has a dagger-shaped
extremity and is saw-backed. - It Is
fixed to the rifle without touching the
barrel or the foresight, and it does not
interfere with the aim. The new rifle
weighs four kilos, 100 grammes -without
the bayonet, which . weighs 430
grammes, and its extreme range 4,000
meters. At 100 meters its bullet will
pierce through eighty centimeters
thickness of dry pine and fifty ' centi
meters at 1,800 yards. The velocity of
the bullet at twenty-five meters from
the muzzle is 620 meters a second.
J?1op the Looting in China.
It is a relief to see that Field Mar
shal Count von Waldersee has at last
drawn up a plan for the ultimate with
drawal of most of the allied soldiery
from China. The record made by some
of the allies since the relief of Pekin
has been a disgrace to civilization. The
so-called punitive expeditions sent out
in every direction have looted, burned,
and murdered in a style more sugges
tive of the red. Indians than of civil
ized nations. . Unopposed by armed re
sistance, these raiding parties have
killed large numbers of unarmed Chi
nese, plundered their homes, commit
ted criminal assault, and left a record
of savagery far worse than that of the
Boxers. A correspondent of the Co
logne Volks Zeitung, writing from
China, expresses the hope that these
awful conditions may soon cease, add
ing: ''The depravity and bestiality
among our troops is enormously on the
Francis Tt. Loom is.
' United States Minister to Venezuela,
who Is being kept very busy Just now.
"Relief for Litigants "Desirable.
It is the custom of the judges In
many courts In the event of the dis
agreement of a Jury to pat the case
at the foot of the docket. This Is hard
on the litigants. They may have wait
ed two or three years for a trial. Un
der existing practice they will have to
wait two or three years more for the
settlement of their controversy. It bo
comes worth the while of a defendant
to secure a disagreement, for the plain
tiff may become discouraged on learn
ing that his suit is no farther advanced
than it was the day it was filed.
? r jl
Professor Cornelius Tiele of Ley den
university; on the occasion of his sev
entieth birthday, the other day, re
ceived congratulations from all parts
f the world, especially from England,
where lie is known by his Gilford lec
tures ic Edinburgh. The universities
of Oxford. Cambridge and Dublin and
other 1 earnerl societies have sent ad
dresses, and Edinburgh university has
made him a doctor of law honoris
A new bridge la about to be built
tcrose the Bophoras, bear lag the name
of the sultan, Abdul Hamid. It will
be constructed of granite and metal by
e Bospherua Railway company, which.
designs a junction between the rail
ways ef stareae and the transeaiatlo
railway ef Bageaa. new being built by
the Germans. The narrowest dividing
line efsea nan been chosen for the
point of constractien.
teg- Maa Hat Servs. -
Indians living on the eastern end of
tha- Keshena reservation, near Oconto.
Wis., recently held their annual "dog
feast." In eld days dog were fattened
specially for these feasts, roasted and
eaten with relish, but In these times of
degenerate civilisation the braves are
content to eat turkey, chicken, goose
and other delicacies, all of which, were
plentiful at the Keshena feast.
Mrs. Julia Bent Brant denies the
steries ef her husband's dislike for
music. "He did net," sha said, "car
for musical gymnastics, as ha called
them, but he was meat fond of music,
and often asked ate te sing for bim."
Btai Nettta BUM Ear the Reaaedr That
Cut Mar Would ate kf at
This Prion.
Cincinnati. O.. Feb. 11, 1ML (Spe
cial.) Miss Netta Hlxea is Sergeaat-
Bt-Arms ef Camp No. 1. Patriotic Order
ef America. Her home is at No. 1717
Hughes street, this city. She Is a very
popular and iaauantial lady. For
three years sha has been ill. New she
is well. She says: "I cannot praise
Dodd's Kidney Pills too highly lor
what they have done for me. I was
troubled for three years with weakness,
nd often had dizzy spells, so that I
dared not go out alone. My head would
ache continually for four or five days
at a time, until life became simply a
"All the medicine I took did me no
good, until my physician advised me
to try Dodd's Kidney Pills. I secured
a box. and soon found that my head
ache was leaving me. I felt encourag
ed and kept on taking t"-em and get
ting stronger. The pains gradually
diminished, until I had used four
boxes, and all trace of pain had gone.
I am today a strong and well woman,
thanks to Dodd's Kidney Pills. If the
price was one dollar per pill. Instead
of 60c a box, they would be cheap,
compared with other so-called medi
cines placed before a suffering public."
This is but a sample of the letters re
ceived every day by the hundred. They
all tell the same story of sickness and
soreness, changed into health and
vigor by the use of - Dodd's Kidney
Pills. They never fail. 50c a box. six
boxes -for $2.50. Buy tnem from your
local druggist if you can. If he can t
supply you, send to the Dodds Medi
cine Co.. Buffalo. N. Y.
It takes a versatile man to make a
different kind of a fool of himself each
B. B. B. (Botanic Blood Balm) cures
through the blood the worst cases by
draining the poison out of the blood and
Ijones Aches and pains in tha bones or
Joints, hot swollen muscles, swollen
Slands. sciatica, droppings in tha throat,
hawking:, spitting; or bad breath, impaired
hearing, etc., all disappear promptly and
permanently. B. B. B. cures wher all
else tails. B. B. B. makes blood pure
and rich. DruKKists. tt- Treatment free
by writing Blood Balm Co., 82 Mitchell
Bt . Atlanta. Ga. Medicine sent prepaid.
iJeKcpibe trouble, and free medical ad
vice given until cured. 3. two testimonials
of cures by B. B. B-, so don't fttve up
hope, but try Botanic Blood Balm.
He '"Will you give me a kiss?"
She "Yes, if you don't give it away."
Don't Oat roolsttrat iet rOOT-EASK.
A certain cure for Swollen. Smart
ing, Burning. Sweating Feet. Corns
and Bunions. Ask for Allen's Foot
Kase. a powder. Cures Frost-bites and
Chilblains. At all Druggists and Shoe
Stores, 25c Sample sent FREE. Ad
dress Allen S. Olmsted. LeRoy. N. Y.
People who buy goods on the' install
ment plan evidently believe in trusts.
Grip and colds may be avoided by
lrMnln v th sratAm eleanaed- tha blood
pure and the digestion good. Take Oar-
neia J. ea.
A woman with n baby and a woman
with a dog always look pityingly at
eacn otner.
ftltnT fall of 4nrs. TanTawaat yon
umj "Ashe, wtt jrm gmwrt
Ste Hatcftt Incubator.
la wl Bend for luuMire
-''f 100 poultry nMaf Ttm
0siOy . Csar Cw-ct. Jl?l.
6 a 6066
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aap : ff Iioat luaimra Bfwllof
KJtArsna a im urn, ra
Vhea asswerfaa ldTertheaseats Kindly
Heatioa This rapet. -
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fiasailli goal
ar Bata-a Iaa
BtaisiBt for a B.i last. -
- A ball to have been given In New
York's richest and most exclusive set
was recently postponed for reasons
that- might have been thought of little
weight, in such circles. ' An old and
faithful servant, who has been over
twenty years -In the service of t Mrs.
Frederick Gallatin, lay at the point of
death, and cs this account the great
dance for Mrs. Gallatin's debutante
daughter was postponed. ... - -
Vaedlna; a Spoagre .
The surface of a sponge is covered
with little holes that are larger at the
top than at the bottom, while , the
whole mass contains a system of chan
nels. When the animal is alive water
la kept . constantly flowing through
thane channels by means of minute,
hairlike appendages, where the little
polyps agitate. The water thus drawn
in b rings with it the food Tor the sus
tenance ef the sponge.
A Short Courtship.
Saveral ef the guests at a wedding la
Cincinnati had a laugh at the expense
r f ins Alice Sinclalr.one of the brides
"aida. She found a thimble In her
pieee ef the bridal cake, and - they
laughed because It Indicated that she
would die an old maid. She was al
ready engaged to Win. Keeler. and she
Persuaded him to aid her in proving
the omen false. Three hours later she
and ha were married. -
Governor-elect Dockery still wears
boots and likes to unburden hlmse-X of
his ceat when it is warm, says an ex
change. . It is stated that the executive
mansion is to be a home place during
his administration. : Owing to Mrs.
Dockerys health the entertainments
there will make np in cordiality and
real, old fashioned hospitality what
they may possibly lack In conforma
tion to the latest fads of society.
Red, Rough Hands, Itching:, Burning
Palms, and Painful Finger Ends. .
One Night Treatment
Soak the hands on retiring In a strong, hot,
creamy lather of CUTICURA SOAP. Dry,
and anoint freely with CUTICURA, the great
skin cure and purest of emollients. Wear, during
the night, bid, loose kid gloves, with the finger
ends cut off and air holes cut in the palms br
red, rough, chapped hands, dry, fissured, itching,
feverish palms, with shapeless nails and painful
finger ends, this treatment is simply wonderful,
and points to a speedy cure of the most distress
ing cases when physicians and all else fail.
I WAS trouble! with ban 4s so sore that when I pot them in water the oaJa
would near set me crazy the skin would peel off, and the flesh would get bard
and break, then the blood would Bow from at least fifty places on each band.
. Vords never can tell the suffering I endured or three yean.
I tried at least eight doctors, but my bands were worse than when I commenced
doctoring. I tried every old Granny remedy that was ever thought of without on
cent's worth of good and could not even set relief.
I would feci so badly mornings when I got up, to think that I had to go to work
and stand pain for eight or nine hours-that I often felt like giving op my job,
which was in the bottung works of Mr. EL I Kerns, the leading bottler of Trenton,
N. J- who will vouch for the truth of my sufferings.
Before I could start to work, I would have to wrap each finger on both l-,
and then wear gloves, which I hated to do, for when I came to take them off, it
woedd take two hours and the flesh would break and bleed. Some of my friends
who had seen my hands would say, "If they had such hands they would have
them amputated9 others would say "they would never work and more would
turn away m disgust. But thanks to Cuticura, the greatest of skin cures, it
ended a0 my sufferings. : .
Just to think, after docc 'ing three years, ana spending' dollar after dollar durmc
that time, Cuticura cured me. It has now been two years since I used ft and I
do not know what sore hands are. I never lost a day's work whSe I was using
it or since, and I have been wot king at the wm purities, and in acids, etc
THOS. A. CLANCY, 310 Montgomery St., Trenton, N. J. k
ifTisfnurn Ccxrii EitsrKl tsi tefenal Tmtssat for Erarr Haaor.
li 1 1 a L lj 111 J Oonaiauaa; of Ourictiaa HoP 2Vi.. to glnss la. sktn of rrat sad
srslws. suit sofiaa th. UnekeMd eatieU, Ounces OMmnt 0e-,
it mSMIlT aUsv iteMie. tnaannnaUoa. and ttrttati ja- ami anoih. aaa
TTJ V l V 1 Ctmcoaa.
wws aaa.w s. ihsu sn, is mm aameMot to ear. ta. moat torturing, tlmne-
urlaar. sad hassinattoc sMn. aeslp. aad Mood boatoia, wtta ks of hair, whea all .1m faila. Boat
taroagacxat ta. world. l"oTTsa Daoa AW Ckss Coar Soi. Propa., BoMon, U. a. A.
Millions of Women Uso Cuticura Coap
.Assisted by CuMeera OtnUaeat for preserrlae, pm-t friar, and. beaattfrtna; the bUi, ror
eleanstas; the seala of erosta, scales, and dandruf . aod tha stopptnr of falling; hair, for
, WDIUDlltf, HO aMsnioK rvj,
1 1 1 a ! lini. liiflaninkauaBn. siq
poses watch. xaadUy saceest taouisolvea to woman, aad eopactany mother, aad foraTi
-(be porpoaasof the totlnt, bath, aad naraery. No amonnt of aw siiselua eaa iBdae those
I It t na nnv- atnar-
1 W I I. awl .h4 Iftv-AH ffT-V-WTCT., . -J j.m... .
-" ' "T'r- .... llia.iiBt.hl
aad tne aaaas rarrnsatnaj ox ouira wavra. vw .u iii.u aaaa nw oomnoturao d la a.
ba ouatmarsd. wish It tor hisi litis.. auHfyias;. aad beauafrlnff fate skin, scalp, hair, aad
ante no us joraUm or dnisiia twth soap, bawarar .gr-saaWa, Is to lie compared
wtforaeusspai.u.ssof tao toiiat. Issih aad aarsary. Mas It msUm la Owe hoi?
grffr f-yffST -Wa .- a-al
Km by Etla Coffin,
Abram Rothmyer. an aged and ec
centric citizen of Sharon. Pa., became
Impressed with fear that after his
death grave r&bber would steal his
body and sell It to some medical col
lege. - Therefore he had a strong metal
casket made and kept it in his house
reaoy ror the funeral. The other even
ing he was trying to move the heavy
casket, when it feil upon him, injuring
him so that he died shortly.
Oa Taklna; Ufa E-T-
The average woman if she isn't wor
ried to death by her wonderful faculty
for making domestic molehills into
mountains at least shortens her life by
many a day through her foolish readi
ness to met difficulties half way. Some
unhappy instinct impels her to em
brace them, to cling to them.
The Peruvian legislature has passed a
law granting absolute amnesty to all
perse as who aaay have been concerned
in any political transgression or of
fenses, with the right to fill publia
offices. All political prisoners con
fined in Lima have been set at liberty.
Boaia Birds for Sorhvwt -
Sir Henri Joly, the lieutenant gover
nor of British Columbia, with the as
sistance of the Natural History society
of that- province, - is taking steps to
Import large quantities of song birds
from Bngland and eastern Canada. It
is believed that they will be rapidly
acclimated and will thrive in British,
Ta Praserva the "Old Xort."
Efforts are being made In Beaufort;
S. C, to get an appropriation for re
habilitating and preserving the "old
fort," which stands on the spot where
T T"1 ,1 . 1 J J AAA
j am juuawi leuiuwu auv years ago. it
was built by the Spaniards after they
had driven out the French.
Rasof.rrr (.Oe.), to ml and trtastiss tha blood.
nmm, aou aor. nanus, in we form or DaCns lor
ebannam. or soo Ilea ar aflaaalva namlMtf..
asnadallv for in MM ami nmlf, m
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