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TOPEKA STATE JOUEXAL, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 24, 1900.
14 nr- tLrU&A Libra' U u The sale of three million bottles oi this elegant Britain in 1859 proves that it lias surpassing KAV3 Hasr-LloaSlLS has been a blessing to thousands who have become gray or b-'i-Kay Hair-rlefiith is a hea:::i iu hir food, restoring youthful color anr! beau:T to gray aod laded hair. Removes and prevents dandruff and stops failing and breaking of the hair. It is not a dye, and positively will not dis co.or the scalp, hands or clothing, aod its use cannot be detected by your best friend. Prevents hair falling after sea bathing or much perspiration. HAY'S H AIR. F1T I Cn9 Bctt!3 Does.lt. Xlargesoc iSC if If) SI Cut out and sifrn this coupon m five days, take it to any of the following druggists and they will give Tou a Iarsre bottle ot Hay's risir-l te.ilta and a 25c. cake Martina Medicated &oap, the best soap for Jjir. Sraio. Complexion, Fsih and ioiiet, both tor l-irty cents; regular price, 75c. This offer is good once on v to same tamiiv. Redeemed by leadline drugcists everywhere at their shops only, or by the PhHo Hay's Specialties Co., 220 Laiayctte St., Mewark, N. J., either witn or without soap, by eiprcss, prepaid, in plain seaied package on receipt of 60c. and this coupon. jj Name.... Address Follow Ins druggists sunply Hay's Hair-Health and HarfinaSoap In their shops only 3 Swift & HoIIiJay, 523 Kansas Avenue, Topeka. Rowley & Snow, 600 Kansas Avenue, Topeka. A SURE 1 THING! J The new Santa Fe Shops and i 0,030 more peop'.e in To- peka. Before the advance secure the finest building; site, on a paved street, in the city, lying between Lane and "West streets about 250 feet south of Williams Ave., or I3th street. For sale, also, several vacant lots on Grand and Woodward Avenues, and several good homes for sale in Heery's, Jao. Norton's Second and Oakland Additions to the Gty. See JONATHAN THOMAS, 6J4 Van Buren St. Photo Buttons Your own or any other Photo on Buttons, Cuff Buttons, Hatpins, Etc. Advertising Buttons For the trade any de sign or wording. Developing and Printing- for ama teurs. HO. F. STRICKROTT, PHOTOGRAPHER, 515 Ilnnsas Avenue. o o o LOUIS VAN OOHP Hard and Soft Coal HEATING STOVES, Steel Ganges, MANUFACTURER Of Galvanized Cornices, Tin and Slate Roofing, Metal Skylights. Contract work solicited in any part of the state. Hardware, Cutlery, Gasoline Stoves, Purnps. Some specials in Hammocks and Croquet Set3. 828 K WSAS AVE. TELE. 130. A little farther to go up the Avenue, but the prices are a lit tle less than others. ON O 2 The Kaw Valley Brand OF Mince Meat MANUFACTURED BY o o o Chas. Wolff Packing Co. is made of the verv best, and o o strictly pure and healthful ingredients. Your grocer keeps it buy some. It will C O make the best fUNCE PIES 5 you ever tasted. 004CC0C A. W. Hopkins. W. M. Hopkins HOPKINS & SON, MERCHANT POLICE. Private Work a Specialty. Office and Residence, 1015 Kansas Ave., Topeka, Has. 1 n TTTSi hair dressing: in the United States and Great merit and does all that is claimed for it. HEALTH f EVERY BOTTLE VARRAHTED to restore gray, white or faded hair to youthlul color and lite. It acts on the roots, giving them the required nourishment and positively produces luxuriant thick hair on bald heads. Xot a GrmyHmlrLmtt the testimony of hundreds using it. Hay'a Hair-Health is a dainty dressing and a necessary adjunct to every toilet, and unlike other preparations, has healthful action on the roots of the hair, causing " f- th the hair to regain its original color. net-aer mac, orown or coiaen. bottles j & LeadlOrugglsts. AWiV U&&j HARFiMA SOAP OH T n I T F -ny Terson purchasing- Hav's Hair-Health Vi4184Si I LmSm anywhere m the United States, who has not . .bef-n benefited, may have his money back by addressing Pmu Hay's Si-realties Co., 220 Lafayette Street, Newark, N.J. a'c;wvf- the nsintts liHxy's Hnir-Hfaftk'1'' and ' J-fariTut . .Soap " Reuse all substitutes. Insist on having H. H. H. . - A NEW STANDARD For Assessment of Corporate Stock Fixed in Illinois. Springrfield, 111., Nov. 23. Radical re vision of the rules under which corpor ate stock is taxed was made by the state board of equalization today. The new rule does away with the standard under which the Cook county board of assessors made returns showing $268, 000,000 worth of taxable capital stock, and establishes a new standard, under which the valuation can be fixed at a.1 most any figure. The gist of the change is as follows: Under the old rule the method of ob taining "a just valuation of taxable cor poration stock." was to subtract from the market value of the stocks and bonJs of each company the assessed valuation of each company's property. The remainder thus obt ned was held to be "a fair taxable Vi. aation of the company's tangible assets." The new rule brings into play new considerations, such as duration of franchises, compansation paid to muni cipa'ities and the probability of futuie competition. By taking advantage of these changes, it is asserted, corpora tions may show the actual taxable value of their intangible assets to be merely nominal. The rule is admitted to be for legaliz ing the practices by which the assess ments of corporations have been re duced. TRINITY COLLEGE. Catholic Institution For Girls at Washington Dedicated. Washington, Nov. 22. Trinity college, the newly founded Catholic institution for the higher educalion of women, was dedicated today with imposing cere monies. Cardinal Gibbons, Mgr. Marti nelli, the papal delegate, and other hisrh dignitaries of the church conducted the service in the presence cf a large assem blage, including prominent cfhcia.s, many members of the diplomatic corps and representative educators from vari ous parts of the country. The institution is one of the most am bitious projects of higher education that has yet received the attention of the Catholic authorities. Its inception and actual execution are due to the Sisters of Notre Dame. The plan is most com prehensive, covering the first hall dedi cated today, a science building for physics, psychology, geology and chem istry, an art school, library building, musical hall, gymnasium and residence building. The art school is promised. SYMPATHETIC STRIKE Declared by the Federated Trades of Tampa, Florida. Tampa, Fla., Nov. 23. The Federated Trades assembly today decided to de clare a general sympathetic strike as the result of the trouble here between the International Union of Cigarmakers and the Resistencias. the opposing organiza tion. The assembly decided that the strike should take place commencing Monday. Thousands in no way connect ed with the cigar industry will be affect ed and the labor bodies are protesting against being forced out. Appeals are being made to the unions to which they belong to prevent the strike being made effective. ANALITICLA. From the Memphis Scimitar.3 At the Seventh ward registration booth Tuesday night an old negro ap plied for his certificate. The clerks propounded the usual cate gory of questions to him regarding his age, the period of his abode in the state and city, his place of residence and like matters. Finally he was asked to name his occupation. "I belongs to de city scrimatory force." was his reply. "What sort of organization is that?" asked the bewildered clerk. "Why, just scrimatory, dat's all. "We scrimates things." "Well, you have sprung a new occupa tion on us. What kind of things do you serimate?" "Cats and dogs and horses and mules everything dat's dead 'cep'n folks," an swered the negro. Then it dawned on the clerks that he belonged to the crematory department of the city scavengers. Mystified. From the King. "Mamma, my brthdiy comes this year on Monday, doesn't it?" "Yes, dear." And last year it was on Sunday, wasn't "Yes, dear." "Did it come on Saturday the year be fere last?' "Yes, dear." "Mamma, how many days in the week was I born on?" A WESTERN BAD MAN. tFrom the Chicago Record. John Wesley Hardin, whose death at the hands of Constable John Sellman, of El Paso, is yet within the memory of rewspapr readers, affords a str king type of the I), rder bad man both in tie t ry of his life and in, the manner of his death. He was the son of a Baptist preacher, but In spite of his home advantages he grew to be an unruly, shiftless and sku k ing member of the communi y before h was fifteen years old. He was b xn in 1S51. near the town cf Comanche, Texas, an.l began his wild career before he was twelve years old by riding to death the only two horses hi father had. He refused to go to school, was caught cheating at cards when he was fifteen years old, and in the same year put out the eye of a neighbor's son in a quarret over a cock fight. Preacher Hardin died soon afterwards, and it is a tranition i 1 C( manche county, that he d.ed t f a brok en heart over the wickedness cf his fav orite son. In 18i2, being twenty-one years old, John Wesley or Wes Hardin estab lished himself on a part of his father's farm, and began to assemble about his cabin a company of the wildest young men in the county. None of them had means, none of them seemed to work, and yet after a few months of midnight rides into adjoining counties their corrals wer crowded with cattle and the townsfolk of Comanche began to fear and suspect Hardin and his gang. Not satisfied with ranch solitude, and led by Wes Hardin, the desperadoes soon began to make mid night raids upon the town. It became their practice to gallop into Main str.et every night at 8 o'clock, "shoot up" the storos, carry off what they wanted in the shape of liquor and supplies and terrif into silence the protesting storekeepers. It is current history in Comanche to this day that Wes Hardin and his men held the town almost in bondage during the great er part of the year 1S73. Many farmers who had suffered at the hands of the rustlers then began to as tembled in Comanche for the purpose of "invest gKti-g" Hardin's Isy uu Whether this vis.tation had anything" to do with his departure, or whether store looting and ranch life became too dull, is not known, but in August, 1873, he left home and ident-fied himse.f with the Comanche county gang of Taylors, then engaged in a feud war of four years' standing wi'h the sons and friends of a man named Sutt; n, who was killed by one of the Tay lor family in De Witt county in 1868. Hardin had no personal interest in the feud, but he was chosen leader of the Comanche Taylors, and during the short period of his leadership got "credit" f ir slaying three of the Sutton faction. To show now ineffective was the machinery of the law in punishing the perpetrators of these border crimes it is said that thi ty-eight men, participants in the Taylor-Sutton feud, were killed within six years in Gonzales. De Witt and Comanche counties, and their slayers were neither puni: hd nor pes ively identified. Report gives Hardin credit for shoo Irg many of the Sutton party, but he boasted always of having "got" three, and as he was proud and Jealous of his man killing rec ord it is pr bable that he k-llad no m-re of the Suttons. February 15, 1874, Hardin reappeared suddenly in Comanche with a crowd of his followers, who immediately captured the principal saloon of the town, barred the front door and proceeded to carouse after the manner of their class. Some time that afternoon Deputy Sheri.f Charles Webb, of Brown county, arrived in Comanche with a warrant for one of Hardin's gang who was accused of cattle stealing. He soon learned that the des perado and his fellows were embattled i i the saloon, but, nothing daunt d. tied his norse ana enterea tne back do r, which was cpen. Hardin knew h m and the mo ment he put his face in the doorway shouted: "He 1 j, Webb! What do vou want here? "I'e a warrant for Cal Selbv." the dep uty was sayi g as h- vull?d ;h d eume t half out of his pocket. But Hardin sh t him through the heart, rdding. "I gue s you won't serve it!" In the party with Wes Hardin when Webb was shot was Joe Hardin, a vounerpr brnther nf W a then posing as a lawyer, but following cioseiy m tne rootsteps or nts lawless brother, and with a growing reputation in Comanche as a de perad rni a cr-ok News of the shooting of Webb sprea 1 quickly over the town, and bef re d rk the saloon was surrounded bv a posse of volunteers. The enrag-d citir: ns torme 1 the locked barroon bout dusk aid cap tured four of the irmate, i: c t d nat J e Hardin. Wes escaped in the confusi n, and rode to temp rarv l'berty n the horse of the man he had killed The p s se, determined -to make an ex pie of somebody, hanged Joe to the nearest tree and gave his companions hours to leave the county. When the coroner examined the effects of the dead young desperado he found the seate of thirteen counties which had been profitably used for months by the quondam lawver in the pr cess cf making ou b-gus h'i'ls f sa'e f r cattle stolen by members of his broth er's gang. Wes Hardin then fled toward Florida. In the suburbs of nainesv'lip he whs cver'aken bv tn regrcs, "Jake" Men zel and Robert Borup both of whom had worked f r Hardin's father. Impeded bv de ire to obtain the $500 reward offered for Hardin's enpture, they attempted to arrest him as he was leaving his lodging place early in the morning. They ap proached him with levelld pistols. He had his thumbs in the waistband of his trousers andassured them he was un armed. As they attempted to seize him he wh'pped two pistols from h's ves and killed one of them. The other wa blind ed and fled for his life. Hardin wis caught at Shreveport a few davs later, returned to Comanche and sentenced to twenty-five years' imprisonment for the killing of Charley Webb. He was set at liber'y under the exerrplarv conduct rule in 1S92 and left te pe-itfntiarv wi h the rpu-ation c f havi g p r'- cted h'msolf In the study of law during the seventeei years of h's incarceration. Immediate y af er r gai-ing his liberty he olir ched his reputation for being the "meanest bad man on the border" by betted $5 that he could at t' e first shot knock an innocent Mexican off a soap box wher he sat sun nmg himself. He won the bet and left the dead Mex'can in the gu t'r wher h fell. That he was pruud of his mean es 1 is proved by a story which he bo-'stfu ly told rf an adventure In Nogajes. He sa'd that in a hotel there he was annoyed bv a heavy snorer i" the next room. Wifh tut making an r ff rt to cau'lon the le-p-er, he put his ear to the thin board par- CRUEL METHODS Of Treating Piles and Rectal Dis- The old method of treating piles by the knife, by ligature or dilation, besides causing intense pain and frequently col lapse and death are now known to be worse than useless as far as actually curing the trouble is concerned. Derangement of the liver, and other internals organs as well' as constipation often cause piles, and it is a mistake to treat It as a purely local disease; this is the reason why salves and oint ments have so little effect and the wide spread success of the Pyramid Pile Cure has demonstrated it. The Pyramid Pile Cure is not a salve nor ointment, but is in suppository form, which is applied at night, absorbed into the sensitive rectal membrane and acts both as a local and constitutional treat ment and in cases of many years stand ing has made thousands 0 permanent cures. Many- pile sufferers who have under gone surgical operations without relief or cure have been surprised by results from a- few. weeks' treatment with the Pyramid suppository. The relief- from, pain is so immediate that patients sometimes imagine that the Pyramid contains opiates or cocaine, but such is not the case; it is guaranteed absolutely free from any injurious drug. The cure is the result cf the healing oils and astringent properties of the remedy which cause the little tumors and cenjested blood vessels to contract and a ratural circulation is established. All druggists sell the Pyramid Pile Cure at 50 cents for full sized package. - A little book on cause and cure of piles mailed free by addressing- Pyramid Drug Co.. Marshall, Mich. titioH till he got the exact position of his snorir g neighbor's head. Then he fired one 45-calibre bullet through the brain, but the bad man was permitted to ride away. . Whatever he may, have known of the theory of law, his grotesque idea of its practice was manifest when he set. out f r Kl Paso wearing frur six-shooters and carryi g a Winch ster r fl. It was d Tins the .rial of the Miller-Frazier cattie con. spiracy cases that he arrived. Acco-1 ed as he was he went to the office of "The F.l Paso Times," and, in a badly written, badly spelled "card" announced thut he had come to El Paso "to practise law on a high plain." He meant "plane," of course, but his spelling was as bad as his later legal perf rmances. From the news paper nTice he called at the Wh.te E e pliant saloon, and at the point of a gun borrowed JJ100 from the proprietor. W th this ready monev he engaged in an open "crap" game in the G-em saloon, in Texas avenue, lost all his capital and then, with a pistol in each hand compelled the p ay ers and the croupiers to pay him b'Ck what he had lost. He collected about $2.X and went back to the saloonkeeper whom he had first robbed, offering to "buy a h?lf intere t" in the place for f505. a d en. forcing his proposal with his ever ready weapons. He got the half interest, and before daylight all El Faso knew that Wes Hardin, guns and all. had come to town to "prac i e iaw on a high pi me." For more than six mon.hs he terrorized El Paso. Thtre was only one man the e who dared cross his path at all times and under all conditions. That man was John Sellman. a bad man. too, but of a d ff er ent mould from Wes Hardin. After . ay bloody career as a soldier, cowb y pfi'l border deputy, and with a record of what he called "twenty-three justifiab e - k 11 ings," Sellman had settled down into the alm-st pi cid ccupat on of pa ro'linr t e streets of El Paso. It was pi c'd 'n ugh till Hard'n came, but a month Inter e- ery man there knew thaa: one cr the other h d c-o p at last into the presence of sure death. The crls's came on August IS, 18S3. Old John Sellman's son. who was a p lice-man.- had arrested Hardin's friend, and Hardin at once announced that he would exterminate the whole Sellman family, beginning with the father. To this end toe offended desperado armed himself wTith pistols and a quantity of whisky and went looking for old man Sellman. The latter, who stated at his trial afterward that he knew it was only a question of time when he must kill Hardin, traced him to the Echo saloon. With that pe culiar and almost anomalous sense of fa:rness which characterized many of his class, Sellman then sent word to Hardir, that if he would come out of the saloon, he, Sellman, would give him a "fair chance to exterminate or be extermin ated." Those were the very words of Sellman as reported at th- trial. Aftet waiting an hour for a rep'y Sellman en tered the bar room. Hardin saw his re flection in the glass and had his pistol cut in a second. But Sellman was sober. His first shot pierced Hardin's head from hatband to hatband, and even when his vict m fell Sellman conti -ued to fi e t li he had placed five shots in vital parts ot his enemy. "Good gun fighters like W'es Hardin sometimes shoot after they're hit," ex plained Sellman in telling why he fired so many "fatal" shots. MUTILATED COIN. New York Cor. Chicago Inter-Ocean. Glaring indignantly at the dapper lit tle bartender in a Sixth avenue cafe.the portly citizen, who had strolled in for a bottle of ale, laid down a handful of small change which had been handed him. "I'm over 7," he remarked, shoving the coins toward the dispenser of bev erages. "What's wrong now?"queried the bar tender with an assumption of innocence. "I didn't come in here to buy gold bricks," pursued the patron. "Do you think you can work off such stuff on me?" And he indicated several of the coins with an angry gesture. One piece was a badly mutilated dime; another was a "nickel" with a name stamped upon it; a third was a quarter of a dollar clum sily "plugged." "Oh, that's all right," . returned the Dartender, cheerily. "Give you other lucre in a minute. -Merely an accident, I assure you." ' ' That's the time I slipped up on my self," he explained as the patron, the "mistake" corrected, left the place. "Never thought the gent would stop long enough to look at his change, or I shouldn't have taken chances. Better luck next time." "So you really did intend to 'work off' those mutilated coins?" I asked. "Sure," returned he frankly. "Haven't you noticed that a lot of mutilated coin is in circulation in New York of late? Why, there are barrels of it, and hand ing it out for good money is a regular part of many a business. Take barkeep ers, for instance. There is hardly a rum mill in the city or a restaurant where you are not liable to get it in change. A heap of conductors, too ,are engaged in flooding the town with it. No, this coin does, not come, to us exactly in the course of business. Barkeepers and con ductors are generally too wise to accept it from customers or passengers. It is bought just the same as you would go into the butcher shop and buy a piece of beef. Get all you want of it, if you know how. Dollar's worth for 60 cents that is, would be worth a dollar if the money was good. "Agents for the men who buy mutila ted coin drop in at stated times to see us fellows, who can dispose of it, and sometimes barkeepers, conductors and waiters make a neat little profit in a week. Some men working behind cafe bars manage to use $10 worth of the stuff in a week, and that means a profit of $4. Heaven alone knows just how much a car conductor can get rid of in a week, while the waiters in popular middle class restaurants must get rich shoving it along. "Down in the Bowery you will find several little shops with signs up, which inform the public they buy mutilated coins. Now, can you guess where the bulk of the stuff comes from? Don't suppose the proprietors are in the busi ness for their health, or are actuated by philanthropic motives. S'long." WOMAN SUFFRAGE BAZAAR. 1 . From the New York Sun. From Dec. 3 to Dec. 8 the National American Woman Suffrage association will hold a bazaar in the concert hall of Madison Square Garden. Every state in the union is to be represented. Re cruits have been joining the suffrage ranks so rapidly that more money is needed to carry on the work. A bazaar which combined pleasure and profit seemed the pleasantest method "of pro viding the money, and some time ago the national committee,, which has its headquarters in the American Tract Society building, issued its call. The state societies have responded most loyally. So far as possible the booths will be characteristic of the states they repre sent. Maryland will display its name in a booth decorated, with terrapin, can vasback ducks and oysters. Among other things it will have for sale a-beau-tiful pair of homespun silk curtains. Six Maryland women are coming to take charge of it. California's decora tions will be the beautiful yellow -California poppies. William Keith, a"Cait fornia artist, has given for the cause a painting of California's scenery worth $400. Kansas expects to stand well up in the list of unique decorations with a booth made of ears of corn so huge that they will justify to sceptical east erners all the stories of the- wonderful properties of Kansas soil. If possible the booth used in the Paris exposition will be brought over to the bazaar otherwise a reproduction will be made. The Pennsylvania booth is to be hon ored by having two distinguished dolls, William and Hannah Penn, whose pres ence at a woman suffrage bazaar is ex plained by the fact that the original MI'S EE MRS. V. A. FARRON. I Could "I was suffering with rheumatism and was dis tracted with the pain when I commenced using this wonderful medicine. I had tried several different kinds of treatment to no avail, but two bottles of Paine's Celery Compound did me so much good that I am able to do my house work, sleep well all night, and wake up in the morn ing feeling refreshed and with new strength." MRS. V. A. FARRON, 255 Ogden Ave., Chicago, III. USE ONLY Hannah Penn was really the acting governor of Pennsylvania for several years, while her husband was ill. Ru dolph Blankenburg of Pennsylvania has testified to his approval of the cause by promising to the booth a handsome hanging of Oriental embroidery. Organizations and individuals are working for the bazaar. The Woman's Tribune has presented to the District of Columbia committee ten subscriptions. The Spencerian Business college of Washington has made the committee a gift of a scholarship worth $100. The Woman's Journal, a suffrage paper, has made a special offer of subscriptions to the bazaar. In Ohio many local clubs are contribut ing money. Certain Iowa women will also give money, and probably their method of earning it will not be duplicated. They have donated a carload of pigs. They will not risk the transportation of the animals, but will convert them into dollars. The suffragists in New Mexico are planning to box up a young burro and express it all the way across the continent to the ba zaar. The committee is looking forward to its arrival with mixed feelings. The chairman of the Louisiana booth presents temptations to the lover of sweets in five trillion kpe-s of verv choice table molasses. Nothing is too small to be welcomed by the bazaar committee, neither is anything too large, as its delight over a $700 loco mobile, presented by Mr. and Mrs. Lang don Barber, testified beyond a doubt. The doll collection is likely to prove one of the most interesting features of the ba zaar. The wives of the givernors of the states have been asked to contribute a doll each. Mrs. Roosevelt was the first to respond with a charming doll of undoubt ed French extraction. Already Mrs. Murphy of Arizona, Mrs. Stone of Penn sylvania, Mrs. Shaw of Iowa, Mrs. W B. McSweeney of South Carolina and Mrs. Otero of New Mexico have sent their dolls. Not all the states can respond thus, since some of the governors are widowers or bachelors. One of the most significant things on the five days' programme will be the reception given on the opening night to the four pioneer suffragists. Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Miss Susan B. Anthony, Mrs. Marv A. Livermore, and Mrs. Julia Howe. They are all over 80 and are all women who have left their impress on the world outside as well as on the suffrage move ment. Among the patrons and patronesses of the bazaar are: From New York city, Mrs. Mary J. Schieffelin, Mrs. Henry Lan ders. Mrs. Faniiv Humphrey Gaffney, Mrs. Mary Lowe Dickinson. Mrs. William Halleck. Prof. William Haileck, Isaac Franklin Russell, the Rev. Phoebe Hana. ford, the Rev. W. S. Rainsford. Boudinot Keith, Miss Adele M. Field. John Martin; from Massachusetts. Lieutenant Governor Bates and Mrs. Bates: William F. Bow ditch, Senator George F. Hoar and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. One of the tables is to be a tribute to Susan B. Anthony. Among other things it will have a quilt made by her. Views of her home, and of herself as she was and is, have been gathered into a book for the bazaar and will be sold at her table. At another table autograph lovers will have an opportunity of buying auto graph copies of books by Secretary of State Hay and William Dean Howells. KING MEN ELEK'S CAPITAL. From Pearson's Magazine. Menelek and his empire axe often on men's lips, but how many people we meet would care to say ofthand what is the name of his capital? Magdala we know and Adua we know, because of recent wars, but Addis Abeba enjoys the blessing of having no history. Some say the words mean the "new white rose," others translate it "the new flower," but I prefer the former title. It is a unique capital in that it arose almost in a single night, and 1? destined to disappear as speedily. The fact is that Abyssinians are utterly reckless in the matter of forestry, and whenever a vast number of them live together they soon use up all the fuel available for miles around. Menelek's foimer capital. Entotto, two or three hours' climb from the New White Rose, was abandoned not long ago for that very reason, and nothing now remains there but two churches and a few brown ruins of the palace; ruins not a generation old how strange that sounds! Already the New White Rose must bring her fuel from a great dis pjj 1(1 GIVES STRENGTH TO ALL WHO ARE OVERWORKED AND EXHAUSTED. Overwork has first effect upon the nerves; wasted nerves drain the vitality of stomach, liver and kidneys. Impure, thin blood is made; the body grows weak for want of nutriment and there is indiges tion, acute pain in the back and head. Not Do My Work PAINE'S CELERY tance at a great expense, and the king of kings is looking for another capital. Of course, the chief interest of Mene lek's capital is Menelek himself, and I was fortunate in securing an audience of forty minutes the day before he was to start upon a royal progress through the kingdom of Shoa. His palace is like a straggling village, and I had to ride through courtyard after courtyard of mud huts before I leached the square which contains his banqueting hall, court of justice and hall of audience. On the forefront of the court of justice is a large clock, which never goes a fit ting symbol of Abyssinian administra tion. The banqueting hall is used on the occasion of great festivals to entertain some 6,000 braves at a time with huge joints of raw meat- All squat upon the ground and cut off portions close to their noses with their long, curved swords. Menelek is very much as pictures and books have led you to expect a stout, amiable man with a very black face and short, stubby beard. He is quite bald, so he wears a cloth tightly tied around his head, and over that a big felt wideawake. His clothes are of silk, loose striped garments for the most part, and his feet are clad in unlaced tennis shoes. In his left ear is a turquoise stud, the badge of an elephant killer, and on his left hand is a gold ring with a dia mond set gypsy fashion. Only royalty may wear gold in Abyssinia. I found him seated cross-legged on an ordinary cane chair upon his veranda. He was very amiable and had plenty of small talk, eked out with smiles. He did not strike me as particularly intelligent until his interest was awakened by a ref erence to Leontieff, the Russian adven turer whom he intrusted with the man agement of a remote province. Then he was shrewd and alert in a moment and I could see how well he would hold his own in diplomacy. HIS BIGGEST FISH. From the Washington Star. "The bit?st fish I ever caught, baran the story-teller, a scholarly looking purty, who evidently knew more about school books than flvbooka "Got away." interrupted a thin-faced lit tle man with a nose like a shingle. "I'm no liar," the Rtory-teller flared up. "This is a true story, and I'm prepared to swear to it. It was in the year when we had the hottest summer " "I didn't know the summer of "89 was so very hot." said a man In a weather-beaten straw hat. "If all you didn't know," said the story teller, "was piled on top of you, you'd be flatter than a flounder and deader than a mackerel. As I was saying, in the sum mer of 'H9 a party of us went to upper Canada on a fishing expedition. It wasn't hot up there a little bit. On the contrary, it was so cold that the ice froze the flist night we pot there." "Gosh!" exclaimed the little man with a shingle nose. "As I was saying." said the story-teller, showing genuine gamenews. "it froze the first night we got to our fishing ground, but we went out the next morning jut the sam. and I hadn't been fishing mn than fifteen minutes when I got a bite that I thought was going to pull the b.at under. Let go of my rod and it went scooting through the water, but I soon got it again, and the fight over the water and under it began in earnest- I hadn't been fishing for a long time and was ner vous as the dickens, but I had some sens left, and I didn't intend to let that tih get away if 1 could help iu I was so ex cited that I never did know how long I tussled with it, but in time I landed him In the boat, and he was the blt;gest one I ever caught in mv lif. I was so ex " pHow much did he weigh?" eagerly in quired the man in a straw hat as he drew up close to the atorv-teller. "Exactly half a pound." said the story teller, as serious as a sermon. "You think you ore dern smart, don't you?" sniffed the little man with the shin gle nose, as he got up and walked out side, where he could get more breathing room. If you have ever Fen a rhild In the agony of croup you can realize how grat ful mothers are for One Minute Couch Cure which gives reilef as soon ajt it It administered. 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