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Ri- W-i1 jfc&v CITY NEWS. *.• [N. B. If you "have relatives or /rieuda visit las In the crey ov gotnsr to xnahe a visit, please inform us: we soHr.lt alt your local news—Ea.1 Mr. George Stanton is reported quite 'ill this week. Mis& Beatrice Terrell of Buxton has been visiting In our city the past week. Mrs. Martha Bass left for Denver, Colo., this week to visit relatives and friends. Mr. B. J. Mitchell who has been spending' the summer at the lakes re turned home last Tuesday. Messrs. Henry Brown and Chas. Mash left Tuesday for Minneapolis to attend the conference. Mrs. Chas. L. Wicks of Denver, Colo, has been the guest of Mrs. H. Gould, 1310 Center street, for the past week. Mrs. A. J. Jackson has several good furnished rooms for rent at reasonable rates, for gentlemen only—1209 Cherry street. Mr. Is&aa Trusty of Mutcutine made a business trip to our oily lust Friday, returning home the same day. Call your own doctor when sick. Dr. Edwards is located temporarily at 750 West Ninth street. Ring Iowa phone 1318-X, Mutual 7543-K. Mr. John Jackson who has been sick for several months is able to assume his work at Younker Bros, store, al though not entirely well. Rev. H. S. Graves, wife and son left Tuesday for Minneapolis, Minn., to at tend tke annual conference of the A. M. E clmrch. It has been said that a very sweet young lady who does not live many miles from the capital city, will soon write her name Mrs. instead of Miss. When going to give a party or enter tainment remember we would be glad to give you our prices on printing...... $'-HS4r. Nels Tomlin returned to bis home in Muscatine last Friday, after cooking here daring the fair. Mr. W. D. Williams was out of the city for a few days this week. It i3 said that' he went to Kansas City, but we don't think he ever left the state. FOR RENT—A niee front room with furnace heat and all modern conven iences, for two gentlemen also another room for one gentleman, Call at 379 School street. Mesdames Bertha and Mary Turner left Sunday night for a few weeks visit with relatives and friends in Denver, Colo They will be the guests of Mrs. Lee A. Home, formerly Miss Mary Burk of this city. Club No. 1 of the Union Congregational church will give asocial and supper at the home of Mrs. L. J. Shelton, 1323 Day street, Friday evening Sept. 15, from 6 to 8 p. vn. Fried chicken and other delicacies will be served. Mrs. Emma Early entertained a few friends last Wednesday evening a six o'clock dinner, in honor of Mrs. Hattie Morris of Hilton, la. Mr. Fred Hooker of Chicago who spent last week visiting his parents and friends in tlie city, returned Mon day night to Chicago. Last Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. Hooker enter tained a few friends at 6 o'clock dinner complimentary for him. Be v. O. A. Johnson returned Tues. lay from his western trip. He is very much pleased with that part of the conntry and intends to give a lecture in the near future about the VVest. While West the reverend visited the Lewis and Clark Exposition and a part of British Columbia. The invitations which were out, an nouncing a eliocolataire Thursday Sept 7, by Mrs. Harriron Gould, compli mentary to Mrs. Gbas. L. Wicks of Denver, Colo., was called off on ac count of the sudden accident and death of Mrs. Wicks' brother-in-law, and she was called away at ooce. She left Wednesday morning for Emporia, Kansas where he will bo buried. Miss Mabel Hall of Keokuk, Iowa, will be the guest of Miss Garnet Smith, 352 Cedar street, during conference.— St. Paul Appeal. As both of these young ladies were former residents of this city our many city subscibers will read with pleasure this local news. The laxative effect of Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets is so agree able and so natural you can hardly realize thai it is produced by a medi cine. These tablets also cure indiges tion, For sale by all Druggists. Geo. I. Holt and H. Gould will enter tain the A. M. E. church choir this evening at tho home of the latter. Mrs. E. F. Jones of Buxton who was visiting with her sister, Mrs. S. Joe Brown last week, has returned home. Mrs. J. H. McDoWll entertained a few friands in honor of her last Thursday. The Carnation club met Thursday with Mrs. Yancy, 812 Twelfth street. The meeting was royally attended. The club meets next week with Mrs. Bryant, 1010 Eighth street. Mrs. Bettie Whitfield of St. Louis, Mo who has been visiting her son, Mr. Edmonds, for several week left this week for her home, after haviDg a delightful visit. Many dinners, parties and receptions were given for her, and she made friends while here. Miss Emma Hack of Humbolt, la., last week in our city attending the state fair. While here she was the guest of her brother, J. Hack, also the Misses Bells of East Third and Saylor avenue. She returned home Saturday morning^ Quarterly meeting at Burn's M, E. church Sunday, Sept. 10, Rev. .J. Will Jackson, D., Presiding Elder, will preach at 11 o'clock a. m, and at 3. p. m. he will administer the Lord's Sup per. He w.!ll also preach at 8 p. All are invited to attend these services. Invitation have been received this week announeing a dancing party to be given at Cycling hall next Thursday evening. The committee who will have charge of the party is oomposed of the Messrs. J. H. Woods, Claude A. Harris and John McClain, which gives assurance that an enjoyable evening will be spent, as they always make it pleasant for the guests. NOTICE—The first regular meeting of the Athenian Literary society, after their summer vacation, wil[ be held at the Union Congregational church next Monday evening, Sept. 11 at 8 o'clock. All members are requested to attend this meeting as the work for the fall and winter will be outlined at this time. H. W. HUGHES, Pres. MUPTIALS. On Tuesday evening of last week Mr Green Windsor of 14 Park street and Mrs. Ida Fry of 833 Eleventh street were united in the bonds of holy mat rimony. As they are well known and an entergetic couple it is the wish of their many friends that they may live to enjoy along happy and prosperous married life. Resolution of Condolence. Adopted by the S. S. Board of the A. M. E. church, Sept 0, '05: Whereas, It has pleased the Divine Creator in his all wise Providence to call from affliction to reward Mrs, Martha Walker, the sainted mother of our beloved Assistant Superintendent, Miss Francis Walker, Be it Resolved, That we. the mem bers of the Sunday School Board of St. Paul's A. M. E. dhurch of Des Moines, la., do hereby express to our beloved Assistant Superintendent, and to her bereaved family, our heart felt sym pathy and commend them to Him who gave and who hath taken away, and who alone can give solace in the time of such bereavement. Hats made to Order All Via the V-aA^C worn guaranteed J. KIRKPATRICK. Practical Hatter Hats Gleaned, Dyed and Reshaped AfcL THJP LATEST .STYLES Hats at Factory Prices Best $3 Hat. on earth 817 Grand Ave., Near0th St. Iowa 1290 Very Low Rates to Chattanooga Tenn North-Western Line. Excur sion tickets will be sold Sept. 14 to 10, inclusiye, with favorable return limits on account of Anniversary of Battle of Chicamauga. Apply to agents Chicago & North-Western R'y. STANDING OF THE CLUBS IN WESTERN LEAGUE. P. W. L. Pet. Des Moines 129 85 44 659 Denver .... 132 82 50 621 Omaha 125 67 58 536 Sioux City 128 68 60 531 Pueblo 124 49 75 395 St. Joseph 126 31 95 246 AB TRUE A8 GOSPIU •peak well of your friend, of jom «temy. say nothing. He who says what he likes will h®a* sfeat he doe* not like. A man's manners are the mirror ta vMch he shows his portrait If cheerfulness knocks lor sdmie rioa, we shovld opsn oar hearts w»*e to reeelvs K. for It asnr French Users of Tobacco. In France there are 6,000,000 smok ers, and of every fifteen there are eight who smoke a pipe, five who •moke cigaip, and only twe who use cigarettes. Still the French consume more than 8,000,000 cigarettes a year CHURCH CORNER STONE LAID. The corner stone of the Union Congregational church was laid last Sunday afternoon with a beautiful ceremony, amid the sound of many eloquent addresses. The crowd was very large, even with threatening rain clouds and a cool chilling wind, yet the large crowd remained fully two hours. There was music by the choir Invocation by Rev. T. L. Griffith, that able and good chris tian man from Corinthian Baptist church scripture reading by Rev. Rosenberger of Greenwood Con gregational church greetings from the churches of the city by Rev. J. W. Day. that earnest and eloquent man from the Presbyter ian church address by our belov ed and popular Governor, A. B. Cummins address by Judge W. H. McHenry, who is always lik ed song by the intermediate Sun day School class, under the super vision of Mrs. Wm. Coalson ad dress by Editor John L. Thomp son Hon. C. C. Cole, Dean of Drake University Law College, delivered a fine address the Rev. T. O. Douglas made a good ad dress. Then a collection was lifted and pledges received. H. W. Hughes read what records the box contained among the things deposited was a Holy Bible, con stitution of Iowa and the United States, copy of the first minutes of the organizing of the church, with the names of the charter members, two copies of the Iowa State Bystander, a list of all the Sunday School children, with officers, the names of the aux iliaries of the church, etc. Rer. H. W. Porter laid the corner stone, which- was simple brief and beautiful. Thus the second great epoch was witnessed and recorded in the erection of this church. BACK TO SCHOOL AGAIN. The glad ring of the old famil iar school bell this week again after having been silent about three months, brought joy to the urchins, the boys and girls. It also reminded the older ones of ye by gone school days. No doubt thousands and thousands of children answered this bell call with their presence in the school room, eager to begin the years reserch for knowledge and learning and well they should be, for those golden opportuni ties to secure knowledge does not always come or always remain long with us. Our urgent advice to every boy and girl of school age is to make use of these golden opportunities. Ye parents, you ought to see that they go at once to school. If you do not you are neglecting your duty to your children. Let no excuse keep them out of school, thus depriving them of the free public learning. Don't let pride, proverty, style or society keep them from school. Remember the old adage, "first seek knowl edge and wisdom and all else will come." LABOR DAY. Last Monday was a legal holi day to our state and to many other states, known as Labor day or a holiday for organized labor. So it was on last Monday more than a million of the American laborers marched to the sound of music in parade perhaps more than five million of people viewed them with pleasure. In short it was a rest day from our labor, for nearly all the people are laborers. This holiday is one of the many benefits that organized labor has been able to accomplish. Labor should be organized and have their unions, for they are a great benefit to humanity. They can be of a great deal more bene fit when they will lay that race hatred and color prejudice down and admit all true and worthy laborers, regardless of color give every man a square deal don't try and keep the Negro out of W' IOWA STATE BYSTANDER. VOL. XII, No. 14. DES MOINES, IOWA, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 8, 1905. Price, Five Cents. your unions and then when a strike comes beg him not to take youe places, or cry Negro domi nation when your unions should have permitted him to join in time of peace. Accept him as a brother and co-worker. All we ask as a race is an equal chance in life, a man's chance. We have to live and support our families. Therefore if your unions are true and loyal Ameri can citizens you cannot deny your brother the same rights, privil eges and protection that you yourself expect. Treat him right and labor day will mean more for all people. PEACE. Peace, sweet peace, that will ultimately bring joy to the world has at last come by the two war ing powers, Russia and Japan, having signed a treaty of peace through their plenipotentiaries here" assembled in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A few weeks'ago when these distinguished diplomits came here we could hardly expect them to have come to peace terms, but our gallent, brave, loyal hearted president, Theodore Roosevelt, urged upon them for the sake of suffering humanity, with its thousands of homes made desolate and unhappy by the death from shot and shell. While upon the face of the treaty it seems that Russia got the best of it, whereas Japan should have for they won. While it may be a benefit to Russia, it is still a greater benefit to Japan. For she has established herself as a nation of dark people worthy to be conisdered by all powers. Then it will give Japan a better standing financially. No doubt Russia was sick Of this war, for it was an expensive one the dis tance being So' far from their home, and then again having such internal strife and uprising. In fact let us too rejoice that the war is over and nations now are at peace. Let us settle down and develop the land and the physi cal man and Tielp make the world better. OBITUARY. Mr. John Davis, age 17 years, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Davis, 512 Crocker street, last Friday even ing at 9 p. m. The funeral services were con ducted by Rev. H. O. Breeden of the Central Christian church at 3 o'clock, from the family resi dence. Interment in Woodland cemetery. It is with a degree of sorrow and sadness that we chronicle the death of Mrs. Martha Jane Walk er, the wife of our well known and highly esteemed citizen, John Walker. She died August 30. Mrs. Walker was born in Clay county, Mo., March 21, 1858. She came to Decatur county, la., from Missouri, then to Osceola, where the family lived until 17 years ago when they moved to this city where they .have since lived. She leaves a sister, a lov ing husband and seven children with other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her death. She had been a constant sufferer for many years, yet her pleasant manners and kind ways won for her the affections of all with whom she came in contact. She was a faithful member of the A. M. E. church, from which the funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. S. Graves, assisted by others. Tljere were many flowers as a token of respect. Her relatives from Osceola were all present. The pall bearers were Jeff Logan Adam Dixon, W. H. Humburd, Alex Birney, D. A. Boamer and Mr. Clipper. The remains were laid to rest in Woodland cemetery. The Bystander has known this good woman from infancy up and we most sincerely extend our con dolence to the bereaved family. NATIONAL NEGRO BUSINES8 LEAGUE. What Is Said Of It By Our Corre spondent—Many Good Things— Much Work Done, Etc. Mr. George Foster Peaborty, a dis tinguished representative of the world of finance, talked interestingly on similar lines and gave some excellent advice. Attorney Wilford H. Smith, of New York, J. H. Atkins of the same city, E. C. Brown of Newport News, Va., Charles H. Stewart of Indianapo lis, Ind., read papers on "The Negro Tenant," and Dr. J. W. E. Boven closed the evening's urogram with a scholarly address on "Foundation Building." One of -the very ablest addresses of the evening was that of Miss Carrie W. Clifford of Cleveland. Ohio, who is noted for her splendid work among the organizations of women in the state of Ohio. Her dram atic warning made a pronounced hii. She said: "Whatsoever a man sowe^h that shall he also reap." If the white man sows lynchings and Jim Crow cars ami disfranchisement and injustice, you may be -sure he will reap a bountiful harvest of them." Mrs. Clifford re ceived an ovation. Thursday Was Field Day. and the League ran the gamut of the painfull occupations, and much valu able information was imparted. Edi tor C. J. Perry spoke on "The Negro Publisher" Charles T. Bass, of Sulli van, Ind., told of what he was doing in "Opera House Management" D. Macon Webster on "Business Condi tions in New York" Rev. W. F. Gra ham, Richmond. Va., on "Insurance" H. C. Haynes, Cxncago, 111., on "Razor Strop Manufacturing" Mrs. Emma L. Pitts, Macon, Ga., on "Dressmaking alid Millinery" J. I. Diffay, Birming ham, Ala., on "Modern Bartering" T. J. Minton, Philadelphia, on "Loan As sociations' Rev. Matthew Anderson of the city of Brotherly Love talked of the work of the Berean Association there Rev. W. R. Pettiford, Birming ham, Ala., W. H. Davis of Washing ton, D. C., on "Business Training for Business" and many others of equal importance were presented. Mr. John Wanamaker Visits "The League. The event of Friday's session was the visit of Mr. John Wanamaker, the American merchant prince. He spoke frankly and forcefully and to the point, pointing out the shortcomings of the Negro, yet declaring in sympa thetic vein the warmest admiration for his aspirations and virtues. After announcing that he came not to make a speech, but to view the assemblage so that he might form an idea from its personner Character of the men nnd women* who were exerting themselves to bring the race to a higher plane in intellectual and commercial endeavor. Mr. Wanamaker said in part: "You are beginning at the best time America ever had. You are at a mo ment of great responsibility, because the world is watching closely every step you take to measure your capa city for citizenship and for a right place in the conduct of business with other men*. I want to voice a deep conviction that success or failure is not a matter of race, face or place. II is a matter of grace. The same grace of God which gives the white man a sense of what education, truth and honor does for him, that is just as much yours as if, while I speak to you. your faces should be tunie white." He contended that if Negroes were being crowded out of occupations once adjudged their particular proper ty, it. is not a question of color, but that the German, Swiss and native American whites have beeni giving more efficient service and hence were winning in the competition with thn Negro, who was neglectinig golden op portunities. Mr. Wanamaker's talk was listened to with many evidences of approval, and as he sat down the Chautauqua salute was given as a mark of especial appreciation. During the day the program of pa pers was cleared up, and among thoso who appeared were T. L. Grant of South Carolina Theophilus Bond of Arkansas A. A. Turner of Ohio: S. Laing Williajns of Chicago J. A. Lanlcford of Washington*, D. O., Charles Banks of Mississippi. W. M. Porter of Cincinnati, O., A. L. Ballard of Pittsburg, Pa., J. W. Alexander of Ocala, Fla., I. T. Montgomery, R. (.'. Calhoun and others. To Atlanta Next Year. The committees were heard from, and reports of officers were brought in and adopted. Mr. J. C. Napier, from the executive committee, an nounced that. Atlanta. Ga., had been selected as the meeting place for next year. Topeka, Kan*., was a close sec ond in the race, and may secure the League's presence two years hence. Other cities considered were Litiie Rock, Ark., Lexington, Ky., Cleveland, O., nd Columbus, the same state. Be ing in the heart of the south and near the center of tthe Negro population of the country, the attendance in 190(J will the very likely to outstrip even the great New York meeting of thi3 year. T. Thomas Fortune presented the report of the committee on* resolu tions, w,hich declared in favor of more s'renuous effotrs to plant local leagues in every community, and strive for larger opportunities in business hous es of all kinds for the young people who are now compelled to accept beg garly pay for hard and unsatisfactory labor. The National Negro Business League is doing a noble work in teach ing the Negro masses the gospel of intelligent thrift, and fhe sacredness of service that makes for the happi ness of humanity. Each conven tion of the League has been an im provement over the preceding ones. This Is an indisputable evidence that the influence of the organization is cumulative and expansive. In the con stantly increasing interest throughout the land and in the phenomenal mul tiplication of business enterprises as a result of these yearly conferences and experience meetings, the National Negro Business League finds ample justification for its continued exist ence. Booker T. Washington and the same list of officers were unanimously re-elected. G. M. Howell of Atlanta becomes first vice president. The League adjourned Friday, the 18th, to meet in Atlanta in 1906, after the mayor of that city had assured the organization by letter that he would personally look after its welfare If it would come there. A magnificent ban quet was tendered the delegates on Friday night. R. W. Thompson. The Freeman. The Iowa Annual Conference of the A. M, E church, embracing the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, North and South Dakota, and Minnesota, will convene in St. Paul, Minn., Se^t. Gth, continuing to September 12th. It, no doubt, will be one of the largest church gatherings ever assembled in the north-west. All persons desiring to attend apply to the undersigned for informotion concerning rates (Signed) HORACK S. GRAVKS, St. Paul A. M, E. Chureh, 2nd ard Center Sts. OSKALOOSA, IOWA. Rev. E. G. Jackson of Buxton and Mrs. Fanny Oliver passed through the city en route to the annual conference which is held in St. x-aul. Miss Bertha Strother, who has been visiting her aunt of Buxton*, returned home Tuesday. Miss Lettie Carey of Des Moines, after visiting relatives in Buxton and Oskaloosa. returned home Monday. Attorney G. H. Woodson, with the help of his niece. Miss Sheffy, enter tained Saturday and Sunday eight high school and college students who are spending their vacations in Bux ton. Marie Redd is visiting her aunt, Mrs. A. G. Clark. Miss Hattie Elegan of Des Moines is visiting her mother, Mrs. Jordan Wilson. Roy Fields of Des Moines is visiting hs mother. Rev. C. H. Thomas departed Monday for the annual conference. Walter Williams spent Sunday in the city and returned to his home Monday evening. W. J. Howard of Des Moines spent Sunday at Franklin home, returning home Monday. Earl Hubbard of Chicago, 111., is vis iting his aunt and cousin. BURLINGTON NEWS. Mr. Richard Folks of 1701 Etna street entertained very delightfully August 29, 1905, at a stag party. An elegant four-course supper was served by the following ladies: Mrs. B. John son, Mrs. L. Welldoni and Mrs. Julia Folks. The'guests were as follows: Rev. W. W. Williams. Messrs. S. L. Tiggs, J. L. Brooks, John Williams, Walker Bird, A. L. Drew, B. F. Har rington. Archie Mitchell, Charles Mac ginis, Major Bender, Sanford Mitchell, O. C. Folks and Richard Folks. The Masons gave a reception Mon day evening, September 4, 1905, in honor of Rev. W. W. Williams, pastor of St. John's A. i.i. E. church, in the Masonic hall. The speakers of the evening were Mr. S. L. Tiggs, J. L. Brooks, Sargeant Hawkins*, Prof. Har rington, Rev. W. W. Williams, Miss Nellie Johnson and Rev. Jas. Smith. Light refreshments were served and an* enjoyable time was had by all. Sunday, September 3, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Drew entertained at dinner in honor of Sargeant Hawkins. The fol lowing guests were present.: Miss Ida Palmer. Sargeant Hawkins, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Tiggs, Mrs. Martin and Mr. and Mrs. Drew. A very enjoyable time was had by all. Burlington has the honor of having in the midst a very popular young gentleman known as Sargeant Hawk ins. Sargeant Hawkins is here visit ing his sister, Mrs. S. L. Tiggs. He is our young colored man who Isi a credit to his family, himself and to the race. He has the honor of win ning a number of medals, being one of the best sharp shooters in this sec tion of the country. Sargeant Hawk ins has won the five thousand doliar n?edal twice and if he is successful and wins it a third time the medal is then his own. He expects to be cal led out to the range for shooting again in October and that's when he expects to win the above medal the last time. So far he is the only colored man holding this medal. Master Charles King was entertain ed Thursday afternoon in honor of his eleventh birthday, August 31, 1905, at. his home. The afternoon was spent in playing games, after which delicate refreshments were served. Those present were Hasel Woods, Ruth Rich ardson, Mildred Richardson, Nioma Harris, Elizabeth Harris, Nathina Gra ham, Harry, Chas., George and Buddy King. Master Jeesse Brown, son of. Mr. and Mrs. Wash. Brown, of Foster street, has been critically ill with appendicitis but is now somewhat im proved. His friends hope he will soon recover. Rev. Clark, pastor of the Colored Baptist church, departed Tuesday morning for Buxton*, Iofa, to attend ilie Baptist Association. Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Drew have now gone to house-keeping in a neat little cottage on* Summer street. Mr. Ollie Folks met with quite a painful accident last week while at work in Blank Canning factory. He was working at the tank where to matoes were scalded ready for can ning and was in the act of shutting off a little steam valve when a stream of scalding water came pouring over his right arm. thus taking all the skin off. He immediately consulted a physician a.ml is now carrying his arm in a sling. It will quite a number of days before Mr. Folks will be able to go to worK again and his many friends hope his injured arm will get alright soon. The picnic given on Otter island by the Pink Tea club,, August 31, 1905, was quite a success. A good time was had and a large number were out. The Pink Tea club realized $30 clear. Rev. W. W. Williams left Tuesday !!5 evening for St. Paul, Minn., where conference convenes. The St. John's A. M. E. church serv ices are as follows: Morning services at 10:30 o'clock, Sunday Bchool at 2:30 o'clock, p. m., Evening services ac 7:30 o'clock. All are cordially inrvlted to attend. Members and friends of the St. John's A. M. E. church have some thing to feel very proud over. Thia year the pastor's salary was paid up in full and also his house rent. Th» amount was $500.00 besides house rent which was $8.00 a month. It has been quite a long time since the above named church has been able to pay the pastor in* full. ALBIA NOTES. Mr. Crise Bennings and daughter, Fay, leave Albla for Denver, Colo., Sunday. Rev. J. Petterson leaves Albla Mon day for St. Paul, Minn., where he will attend the annual A. M. E. conference, Mr. and Mrs. Rose Johnson are re joicing over the arrival of a fine baoy boy at their home this week. Mrs. Anna Jones attended the state fair in Des Moines this week. Albla public schools open Monday their are between fifty and one hun dred children in the school. Pain from a Bura Promptly Relieved by Chamberlain's Pain Balm. A little child of Michael Strauss, of Vernon, Conn., was recently in great pain from a burn on the hand, and as applications only increased the infia mation, Mr. Strauss came to Mr. James N. Nichols, a local merchant, for some* thing to stop the pain. Mr. Nichols says: "I advised him to use Chamber lain's Pain Balm, and the first applica tion drew ont the inflammation and gave immediate relief. I have used this liniment myself and recommend it very often for cuts, burns, strains and lame back, and have never known it to disappoint." For sale by all Druggists The Arab Pony. -J The Arab is virtually a pony, stuA lag 141 hands, oftener under thai •rer. Ha Is not fast, even at the gak lop Indeed, he is slow. He is a very poor trotter, both as regards speed and action a bad hack, and cannot walk without continually sticking hie toe In the ground. He is totally on* fitted for harness and is uncomfort able to ride except at the gallop thia la his nataral gait, and in it his move ment it free, smooth, delightful anl eaay.—Sporting News. School Teachers Poorly Paid, Austria pays less to teachers than Is paid in France, and the Parliament has refused to consider the needs ot the teachers. The highest salaries In the empire are paid in Bohemia, where, by placing an extra tax on. beer, the government raised enough money to increase the salary of its teachers. The lowest are paid in the districts which once were under the Turkish government. /Emulating Her Father. At a recent children's party, give# on the Hill, the little people were dl» cussing, during refreshment time, what they intended "to be" when they grew up. One little girl announced that she "expected to marry a hand some man," whereupon her partner straightened up and remarked, "And I shall follow my father's example and be a bachelor."—Brooklyn Life. Butterfly Farm. Yorkshire possesses a farm for the rearing of moths and butterflies. Half an acre of land has been planted with trees and shrubs for the purpose. In their season the stock of caterpillars is 20,000. From 30,000 to 40,000 pre served insects are kept in reserve, e» that butterflies and moths can be sap plied irrespective of the time of year. Children Have No Footwear. Italian children of the poorer classes can neither hang up their stockings at Christmas nor put their shoes out the window at Twelftlt night for the wise men to fill. For when the weather is too cold for them to go barefoot they wear rags bound around their feet for coverings. Belgium Egg Exports. Belgium exports annually $6,500,000 worth of eggs. The shipments are almost entirely to England, where the demand is for eggs which run seven and a quarter to the pound. The Mediterranean breeds Leghorni, Spanish Minorcas and Andalusians-«« are the most popular. 8unday School Enrollment. There are within three million of as many persons enrolled in the Sunday schools of this country as in the pub» lie schools, there being thirteen mil lion in the former and sixteen million in the latter. The total Sunday school membership throughout the world la twenty-five billion. Split Wood by Machine. A machine has been invented whick is capable of splitting wood two feefc long and eighteen inches thick. It is run by a three horsepower gasoline engine, and consists of a huge knife which works through the knottiest wood at the rate of sixty strokes a minute. Total Output of Books. A Brussets expert, M. Paul Otlet* estimates that from the invention of printing, lii the middle of the fifteenth century, to January, 1900, 12,163,000 different books have been issued. He also estimates that about 200,00* books are now. annually issued.