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THE IOLA REGISTER FRIDAY, JULY 2(5,. J901
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MAY RENT
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be Good Chances
Homeseekers
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In the New Country to Rent
Farms which will Yield
Good Returns
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ThcMostofit is pklahoma
School Land
Can be Leased for a Period
of Three Years and can
then be Released
El Hono, Ok., July 22. Tho thous
ands of homeseekers who will be dis
appointed In not drawing a lucky
number calling for a 160 aeros of lund
In tho now country can consolo them
selves with tho fact that as good, and,
In many instances, better lands will be
open to them subject tb rental condi
tions. In every township subject to
homestead entry are four sections of
land resorved for the uso and bcnellt
of tho public schools, colleges and
public buildings of Oklahoma. Alto
gether there are about 130 townships,
or 2,17(5 farms of 170 acres each be
longing to Oklahoma. Again, tho ter
ritory of Oklahoma secured about
110,000 acres in indemnity lands, takon
as Indian allotments, equivalent to
72o farms of 100 acres each. Oklaho
ma, accordingly, will havo not less
than 2,000 farms for rent. To thoso
farms can bo added 3,800 Indian allot
ments of 100 acres, embracing tho
cream of (he soil, nearly all of them
lying In tho valleys of the streams and
which can be loasod. The total num
ber of farms for rent or lease will be
0,700.
HOW LANDS MAY UK LKASEU.
Tho school lands can bo loused for
a period of thrco years, tho lesseo
having tho privilege of releasing upon
tho expiration of his llrst leaso.
Should ho not desiro to renew his leaso
ho will recolvo payment from tho next
lesseo for all his improvements, such
as wells, orchards, houses, etc., at a
fair prico to bo fixed by a board of ap
praisers. Tho lands aro controlled by
a school land commissioner, James J.
Houston, whose olllco is at Guthrie,
and to whom applications must be
made for leases. Tho school lands in
the now country have not beenjup
praised, but tho work of appraisement
will begin in a short time. Tho leaso
rentals havo noverlbeon exorbitant.
Indian ullottments can be leased for
a period of threo years. The lesseo is
required to make certain improve
ments, such us digging a well, build
ing a house, barn, fences, eto., aud at
tho expiration of his loaso all these
improvements become tho property of
tho Indian owner of the allotment. Tho
lossee, however, may succeed in re
newing his lease, but If ho fulls ho
loses his improvements. In Choyenno
and Arapahoo counties rental of an
Indian allotment of 100 acres has been
from S35 to $50 a your for tho tlrst
threo years, after which all cultivated
land litis been leased at about $1 an
acre and tho unbroken lund at twenty
two cents an aero. Applications for
leases in tho'now country must be made
to Major Randlett, United States In
dian agentlat Anudarko, Ok.
PUHLIC LANDS IN OTHUIt COUNTIES.
A numbor of Western Oklahoma
counties will take part of tho overflow
from the now count y. In the counties
of Green, Hoger Mills, Washita and
Custer arojilands still subject to free
homestead ontry, and as good as many
of tho homesteads that will bo settled
upon in tho new country.
J. A. Powers, of Mungum, Greer
county, said today:
"Thero aro 1,300 quarter sections In
Greer county, every bit 119 good as tho
uverago homesteads in Kiowa county,
and there are many fnrjus in profitable
cultivation that can bo purchased from
$." to $10 an acre. Greer county has
always raised good crops. Wo will
raise a fair corn crop this year, oven
though no rain should fall. Our cot
ton is lino, and thousands upon thous
ands of tons of hay xva harvesting."
RCCOIIU 1IIIOKUN AGAIN.
Kl Rono, O. T July 22 All pre
vious records for registration at Kl
Ileno were smashed to-day. Tho total
was 14,050, almost 4,000 more than on
tho previous big day. Tho booths
wore kopt open until (I o'clock to
night, but fow people wore registered
after tho usual tlmo. Over 2,000 sold
iers' statements wero filed, and moro
than 800 women registered. Gold
Good let, a clork from Tennessee, reg
istered over COO ulono. That is a
record breaker.
Following is tho registration as It
stood at tho close last night:
Registration at Kl Reno yestorduy,
1,550.
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L-vtiiUL tsl.'J J,. -' Atuiii aMumJi4i .UkaiunSil if liiiiin&iM
At El Reno up to dato, 03,048.
At Fort Sill yesterday, 1,704.
At Fort Sill up to dato, 25,043.
Total, both districts, 118,501.
Tho suit of Lono Wolf against the
government to enjoin tho oponlng of
tho now country was fllod In tho
socond judicial district court hero to
day, Tho government ofllolals named
as defendants aro: W. A. Richards,
assistant commissioner of tho general
land olllco, and tho roglstors and re
ceivers of tho tho El Reno and Lawton
land oIIIccb. Notice was served on
tho government that tho hearing for a
temporary restraining order would bo
heard Saturday beforo Judgo C. F.
Irwin, at this place. Judgo Irwin re
turned tonight from Chicago. Horneo
Speed, district attornoy at Guthrlo,
will conduct tho case for tho govern
ment. Judgo Springer, C. J. Johnson
and W. C. Rcoves aro tho Indians'
attorneys. It is claimed by tho fed
eral ofllolals that the JplalntllTs havo
brought it in tho wrong court. They
havo brought It in tho territorial
court instead of tho United States dis
trict court.
Governor Richards is not alarmed
over tho mattor. "It Is tho same old
bluff that was called in Washington
some time ago," said ho. "Tho gov
ernment will win tho cuso. I shall go
ahead and complete all arrangements
for tho drawing, just as if tho suit
were not filed. There is no temporary
order oven granted yet and I do not
think thero will bo."
Tho appointment of Frank Dalo, of
Guthrlo, and Patrick Dyer, of St.
Louis, as two of tho commissioners to
supervise tho drawing Is not creating
any enthusiasm hore. It was given
out in Washington some das aco
that men of national reputation would
bo named. Tho homeseekers hero to
night are asking each other, ''Who in
thunder aro Dalo and Dyer?" Gov
ernor Richards is tho only one of tho
threo who is known outsldo of his lo
cality, and he is kicking because ho
was chosen.
Tho notaries public all opened up
tholr booths at midnight in order to
corral tho homeseekers who cumo in
Sunday.
Hayward Morrison, brothor of
Jessio Morrison, of Eldorado, who
was sent to prison recently for killing
Clara Castle, registered to-day. If
ho gots a claim ho will bring tho Mor
rison family to Oklahoma, .losslo
will come hero also when sho has
served out no.' livo years' term at Lan
sine. This afternoon a bony little pony,
pulling a rickety old spring wagon,
came walking int town. In tho
vohiclo were two people, a man about
00 years old, and a boy about 10, both
apparently dead. A physician was
summoned and it was found thoy wero
prostrated from hoat and hunger.
After hard work they wero resusci
tated. Thoy were S. L. Robblns and
Ray, from Puola, Kas. Thoy hud
driven through. Tho old man said
thoy hud not eaten anything for two
da)s. A mun in tho crowd passed tho
hat and over $50 was obtained 'for
t,helr rollcf.
W. J. Edwards, a civil engineer, Is
arranging to lay out a town to bo
owned exclusively by women. It will
be located In tho vicinity of Anadarko.
Tho townsite company will bo known
as tho "Women's Mutual Townslto
Company." About fifty El Reno
women aro behind tho scheme. Thoy
will recelvo lots in tho now town in
proportion to tho amounts thoy sub
scribe to tho capital stock. There is a
stipulation that no men shall own any
real estate or engage In business in
tho now town for a period of flvo
years. Tho women will ondeavor to
show tho men that thoy can run a
model town.
15000 AT KANSAS CITY,
tlr Rcrlppn-MrlUe TTtm aikocikiiod,
Kansas City, July 23. Suporlnten
dont Sanford estimates that fifteen
thousand will pass through tho local
depot before night enrouto to El Reno.
Such a crowd was never seen at Kan
sas City's station.
Tiir.Y mi:an husinhss
Fort Sill, Ok., July 23. "Notlco is
hereby served on all confidence men,
pickpockets, thieves and crooks who
aro caught plying their vocations that
thoy will bo hanged to tho nearest
tree."
An organization which will call
itself Law and Order league was form
ed hore yesterday and will print 1,000
bills making tho above announcomont
and distribute them among tho crowd
which is already gathering around
Luwton. One of tho old residents of
tho reservation has taken tho Inltlutlvo
in tho movement. This would indi
cate that thero might bo lynohlngs and
all kind of things liablo to happen
when the new town of Lawton Is orga
nized. But tho men who huvo passed
through similar experiences say It is
all nonsonso to perfect such an orga
nization, and thoy laugh at tho four of
tho Inexperienced.
"Mark my word, no organization
will distribute any such circulars,"
said a man who had soon ut both Ok
lahoma City nnd Enid at tho former
openings. "Rut you'll soothe live
liest oleotion that was over hold in Ok
lahoma." An inquiry ifmong the
campers proved tho plausibility of the
statement in which tho first salo of
&&.
town lots is moro than two wcoks re
moved. Thero is tho liveliest sort of
political humming already in pro
gress. Moro than 2,000 persons who
announce tholr intention of making
Lawton their homo aro already there.
QUICK TO OO INTO ITJUTIOS.
Fully one-half of these are now
camping in tents around the Lawton
townslto. No loss than a half dozon
municipal tiokots have already been
discussed. Tho Democrats and Re
publicans will oach havo a tlckot,
there is a Cltlzons' ticket forming and
tho law and order contingent, repre
senting tho anti-saloon element, will
have a ticket, and tho wot will confront
them with a list of candidates favoring
a "wldo open" town. Toxans aro now
in a clear majority and tho politicians
from tho Lono Star stato raako no
secret of tholr intentions. Thoy say
Lawton is to bo a Democratic town.
"Say, mister," declared tho proprietor
of a lemonado stand, who had proved
himself a great influence by organiz
ing flvo Texas companies for registra
tion, "we'll lick them Kansans and
Oklahomans out of their boots. Just
watch our smoke. Wo've got spell
binders for your llfo in overalls, by
gad, sir. Wo'vo got 'em In ovoralls
that can skin Champ Clark from your
stato a mile. You just toll that paper
of yourn to watch tho smoko from
Lawton. Say, we'vo got fellows right
hero that will tako the crowd with them
and we'll havo a Texas man for may
or." Tho Democrats from Kansas
and Oklahoma seo tho handwriting on
the wall and aro looking for a valu
able man from Toxasformayor. Any
number of Kansans and Oklahomans
aro offering for tho minor olllccs, but
not ono has had tho temerity to an
nounce his candidacy for mayor.
Frank Field of Guthrlo, Is a candidate
on the Democratic nomination for po
llco judgo and E. S. Young, of Enid,
for chief of polico and D W. Buckner
of Guthrie, for city attorney Tho Re
publicans now on tho ground uro
booming W. O. H. Haynos of Lexlng
ton, Ok., for mayor. Haynos organiz
ed eighteen companies and is well
known among tho campers. Tho Re
publicans claim that after tho drawing
at El Reno tho rush from tho north
will begin and tho Toxans will bo out
numbered. Dennis Flynn will bo hero
August 5 and organize tho Republican
fight.
SANTA FE COLLISION
Two Were Killed mid Fourteen In
jured. Kansas City, July 17. Two men
wero killed and fourteen Injured in a
head-end collision between a Santa Fo
froight train, No. 40, and a St. Joseph
Grand Islund passenger train, No.
10, at 4:10 yostorday afternoon, thico
miles west of Gower. Mi. Tho dead
aro tho Santa Fo engineer, Henry F.
Becker, and tho Wolls, Fargo & Co.,
oxpross messenger on tho Grand Island
train, Captain W. A. Floyd. Nono
of tho Injuries is expected to prove
fatal. Tho Santa Fo ongino is demol
ished, tho St. Joseph it Grand Island
engine badly damaged and a coal car,
a meat car owned by Swift & Co., and
a cur loaded with hogs wero piled up
at tho sldo of the truck.
Tho two trains cumo together at u
curve, reached from either side by a
down grado. Oscar Smith, a section
foreman for tho Santa Fe, wus on tho
track near tho curvo, saw the approach
of tho Grand Island passonger train
and heard the freight train in the dis
tunco, coming from tho other direction.
Ho flagged tho passenger train, which
cumo almost to a standstill just beforo
tho f rolglit train rounded tho curvo and
crashed into it. The passenger train
was backed 300 yurds up grade by tho
foreo of tho collision.
ARE RUSHING CATTLE
Receipts in KmiBas City Reach an Un
precedented Figure.
Kansas City, July 22. Cattlo re
ceipts at the stock yurds today ag
gregated 24,000 up to 12 o'clock and
about 25,000 for tho day, tho hoaviost
on record and nearly 5,000 groutnr
than at Chicago. Tho highost por
vious record was on October l, 11100,
when 21,015 urrlved.
If tho railroads aro able to supply
the demand for curs, the recoipts to
morrow may bo fully us heavy, or
oven greater.
Tho heavy movement is duo to tho
drouth and tho attractlvo pricos puld
last week by exporters, as shown b,
the fact that nearly two-thirds of the
arrivals wore beef cattlo. Prices
opened 10 to 25 cents loor and closed
25 to 40 cents lower.
IS HARD ON KRUGER
His Willi's Death 11ns Almost Pros
trated Ilim.,
Dy Sulpps-Mcltaa prcta AMooiatlon.
Amsterdam, July 23. Former presi
dent Kruger passed an oasy night bu
is all broken up by tho death of his
wlfo. A mombor of his entourage said,
"Oom Paul wus a broken man a fort
night ago. Another blow would finish
him. He would not survive tho sur
render of tho Boers." Thoro is con
siderable feeling against tho British
bocauso they refused to transmit Kru
ger's lust messugo to his wlfo because
it was written in dutch.
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Mill II!
Schley Threatening all Sorts
of Trouble
That McClay History is the
Source of it all
lleExpcctB tho War Department to
Take up tho Matter Host
Thoroughly
Washington, July 23. The Wash-
ington Post last night tolegraphed Ad
miral Schloy that, in an editorial, it
Insisted that ho owed it to himself as
well as to his friends to begin pro
ceedings against Mr. Maclay, tho
author of the History of tho United
States Navy, to disprove tho lattor's
chargo, adding:
"Will you do this? Pleaso wire
statemont."
Today it received the following tele
gram: "Great Neck, L. I., July 23. Editor
Washington Post: I believe tho first
stop should be investgatlon of all mat
ter by a court, then a civil action
uftorwurd. I am preparing to tako
this course. W. S. Sciilky."
Tho Post in tho morning, as a result
of extensive Inquiries based upon tho
admiral's dispatch, will say in part:
"Admiral Schley proposes to ask
an investigation at the hands of u na
val court of inquiry an 1 then to sue
Historian Maclay for libel. His act
ion is tho sequel to tho developments
during tho past week, when tho entire
country has been stirred by the publi
cation of tho unexampled abuse pour
ed out upon him in tho third volume
of E. S. Macluy's History of tho Unit
ed States Navy, In which publication
Schloy Is said to havo run away 'In
caitiff flight,' and is, in addition, de
nounced as a coward, a cur and a
traitor.
"Tho Schley court of inquiry will
undoubtedly be one of tho most cele
brated cases in tho naval or military
history of tho country. Tho high rank
of tho olllcers involved in tho contro
versy and tho intense public feeling
which has been aroused will combine
to glvo to tho investigation adrumatlr
interest. Nothing has occurred iu
Washington for many years that will
compare with It.
DUWKY WILL I'linsiDK.
Washington, July 24 Secretary
Long this morning received from Ad
miral Schloy a leitordemandlngacourt
oflinqulry Jto investigate hlslconduct
during tho Santiago campaign. Im
mediately on receipt of tho letter Long
sent for Roar Admiral Crownlnshlold;
chief of tho bureau of navigation,
Captain Cowles, and tho lattor's
assistant, Captain Lemley, Judgo Ad
vocate General of tho Navy. A con
sultation followed relating to tho jer
sonoll of tho proposed court.
Socretary Long, having been inform
ed lato yesterday that Schley would
make this request wired Admiral
Dewey to comoto Washington. When
Dowoy arrived this morning ho was
tondered tho position of president of
tho court. Ho Immediately accepted.
Tho other members aronotyot named.
Tho court will probably meet In Sep
tember. A DROUTH IN ILLINOIS
Reports From That State Predict a
Hulf Crop of Corn.
Springfield, 111., July 22. A fow
crop reports are coming in to tho olllco
of tho weather bureau, but tho bulk of
tho reports havo not been received.
Those alroady sent aro of the most
discouraging character, as compared
with tho optimistic statements mado
by tho same correspondents a week
ago. Thoy agree that tho corn crop
is seriously damaged, that tho drought
area is rapidly oxpanding, and that
thero is now no hope for moro than
half a crop of this cereal In tho soufi
ern part of the stato. In tho contral
and northern division tho damugo
from tho recent hot weather is esti
mated from 25 to 50 per cont, and a
fow correspondents say it will bo even
groater.
ALL FOR MANILA
5111 School Teachers Sailed From Snn
Francisco.
11 Prrliipa-Mrllaa Pre Anoclatlon.
San Francisco, July 23 Fivo hun
dred school teachers, of whom ono
hundred and forty-livo aro women,
sailed today on tho transport Thomas
for Manila. They aro appointed for
a term of throe years. It costs the
government threo hundred dollars to
transport ouch one.
MRS. NATION'S SENTENCE
Thirty Days mid SI 00 Kino For n Sun
day Joint Raid.
Topeka, July 23 Mrs. Carrlo Nu
ion was sontencod to thirty days in-
jail and lined $100 by Judgo Haen In
tho district court yesterday for dis
turbing tho peaco and dignity of tho
city by a Sunday joint raid last
March.
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$500 REWARD,
Wo will pur the bovo reward for any co of
Liter Complaint, Dyapepala, Rick Headache.
IndlgeitloD, corutlpatlou or CoillTeticu wo
fS?.?oti icure.?f,,h. "verlta, Up-To-l)ato
Ultle Liver Pill, when tho d.rectlotn are strict
ly compiled with. They are purely Vegetable
!ild.n.ev?kf?.!,,o.KlT.?.,atlfac,l0n' lxc
contain 10O l'llla, 10a bjci contain 40 I'llls. Bo
&nnUl?.',J.,11?",v.8ent ht "" Stampi taken.
NKIIVITA MI'.niOAL CO., Cor. Clinton and
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Chas B. Spencer fc Co.
KAN8AS NOT SO HAD
Governor Stanley on Kiimnclal Con
ditions Topeka, July 18. Governor Stanley
to-day issued tho following interview
on tho subject of Kansas crops and
general condition of tho stato:
"Tho present drouth throughout tho
West has been vory injurious and in
Kansas has worked a practical de
struction of tho corn is in fair condi
tion and with seasonable rains Kan
sas might produco 50,000,000 bushels,
but tho latter part of July and tho
month of August Is always tho trying
period for tho corn and very llttlo
hopo may bo entertained for this crop.
It may as well bo considered a sub
stantial failure.
"But with tho corn crop wholly
eliminated Kansas is in u better sbapo
this year than in many past years,
and whllo tho comparison affords no
particular causo for encouragement, it
affords no ground for discouragement.
"Tho value of our wheat this year
will bo equal to or greater than that
of last year, which in round numbers
was $42,000,000. Our llvo stock pro
ducts will bo at least $00,000,000, alfafa
and other forago crops $5,000,000, buy
and grasses 2,000,000. This makes a
total of $109,000,000, for farm pro
ducts, not counting corn, oats, pota
toes, fruit and many other things of
which considerable quantities will bo
produced.
"Tho farm products of Kansas, con
sisting of wheat, corn, potatoes, for
ago crops and livo stock products, for
tho last ten years aggregate moro than
1,400 million dollars.
"During this period wo hud thrco
short years, tho valuo of tho product
far 1803 being $122,000,000; 1804, $113,-
000,000; 1800, $110,000,000, so that tho
entire farm products this year will
practically equal tho cntiro farm pro
ducts of tho boat of tho threo years
above mentioned.
Tho bank deposits of thoso threo
years wero approximately as follows:
1803. $55,000,000; 1891, $55,000,000. Tho
bunk dcpositslof Kansas at this time
aggregato about $70,000,000. Tho
farm products will bo more than $100,
000,000, and thoso will therefore ex
ceed tho sum of tho farm products and
bank deposits for tho best of tho threo
small years sinco 1891.
'Taking our furm products ulono
for twenty years and dividing them
Into periods of flvo years each, com
mencing with 10P2 and ending with tho
present year, wo havo for tho llrst
period a farm production of $(175,000,
000, for tho second $(190,000,000, for tho
third ?0l(l,o00,000 and for tho flvo year
period ending with tho prosont year
$750,000,000.
"In 1S90, tho last short year wo had
in Kansas, our indebtedness was very
largo and tho amount of money going
out of tho stato to pay intorest was
enormous. Since that tlmo public and
privato indebtedness has been largoly
reduced, and this is bearing a much
lower ruto of interest than over
Thousands of farmers wbc wero in
dobt at that tlmo aro now out of debt,
with deposits In tho bank, and wo owo
many million dollars loss in Kansas
and wo did in 1990.
750 DEATHS PER MONTH
Tho Record of tho African Rc-L'oiicon-trado
Camps.
1v flcrlr-McIUe iTeia Aoociatlnn,
London, July 21. It Is otllclally re
ported In South Africa that tho rccon
contrado camps for Juno show that tho
four camps in Natal, Transvaal,
Orango river colony, andCapo Colony
contain over forty seven thousand
souls including twonty thousand clill
dren. Thoro wero over sovon hundred
and fifty deaths during this month,
including llvo hundred and seventy
children.
ft GANTZ, M. D,
Itoom 1, :.orthrnp IluUdlnir.
EYE, EAR. NOSE and THROAT
' IOLA, KANSAS.
TSjb Mail
and Breeze.
Oflicial State Paper ol Kansas.
Tho best weekly newspaper in the
west. Contains all tho nows of Kan
sas, an ably edited farm department,
u woman's pago, nttractlvo cartoons
and Kansas illustrations, and Tom
MoNeals famoiu fables, and breezy
comment on current events. It 1b the
favorlto paper of tho Kansas farmers
and no farmer in this county should
bo without it.
Wo club with the Mall and Breeze
andwlll glvo you that papor ono year
with the Register ono year for $2.00.
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SIGNALING MARS IMPOSSIBLE
It la IJntlroly Ileyond the l'imer of
Ililnuin Iljonreea to Accomplish,
Tha very largest city that till earth
has ever known would be altogether
too small to be visible to a being
dwelling on the planet Mars, even If
that being were endeavoring to see it
with a telescope on powerful as the
greatest and most perfect Instrument
in any observatory on this globe, says
Sir ltobert S. Ball, in the Independent.
If the whole extent of Lake Su
perior was covered with petroleum,
and If that petroleum was set on fire,
then I think we may admit that on
inhabltantof Mars who was furnished
with a telescope fts good as that which
Mr. 1'erclval Lowell uica at Falkstaff
might be able to see that something
had happened. But we must not sup
pose that the mighty conflagration
would appear to the Martian as a very
conspicuous object. It would rather
be a Texy small feature, but still I
think it would not be beyond th
reach of a practiced observer lit that
planet. On the other hand, if an area
the size of Lake Superior on Mars was
to be flooded with petroleum and that
petroleum was to be kindled, we would
expect to witness the event from here
not as n great and striking conflagra
tion, but as a tiny little point of just
discernible light. The disk of Mars Is
not a large object, and the conflagra
tion would not extend over the three
hundredth part of that disk.
It is sufficient to state these facts
to show that the possibility of sig
naling to Mnrs Is entirely beyond the
power of human resources.
QUEER CATS IN MAINE.
One Tiibhy That Hit Acquired the
Hut Water llnhlt I'rullt In
HnlalnB Coon Cilia.
The cats of Maine have been making
new records for queer doings lately,
says an eastern, paper. A Portland
woman owns a striped tabby that cries
for hot. water and is not appeased un
til a saucer of water as hot as anyone
could drink is poured out forher. The
cut has been drinking hot water for six
weeks, nnd seems to thrive upon It.
lfow she acquired the habit no one
know s.
A lllddcford man. has a two-legged
cat that he raised from a kitten. Tom
Is big nnd has a beautiful black cont.
but was. born without fore paws. On
the right shoulder a small bone pro
trudes, and on the left there Is a small
stub. The eat walks erect and goes
about with ease, not seeming to mind
his deformity.
A Ilnr Harbor eat fancier Fnys there
Is great profit In raising coon cats, so
called, if one lias good luck to help out
tireless industry in cnrlng for the ani
mals, but that It does not pay to at
tempt to raise them on a large scale.
Until a j ear old eoon cats are ery deli
cate and subject to many diseases,
such as pneumonia, fits, spasms and
dysenlerj, and more die than survhe.
Seal brnwn and pure white cats nre
most prled,and the man who can raise
to maturity any considerable number
of these colors is sure otblgproflts.
USE OF PRIVATE CARS.
Mimr llaiiilxoiin- llnllitny Cmirlicx
Arc imv OiviiimI h 3liii Not
MlltltiiinlrtM.
IMvnte rallwny cars have Always
been associated in the popular mind
with great wealth, but a plan has been
developed which makes it possible for
even a vnnidcville actor or n business
man In ordinary circumstances, orany
body else reasonably well to do, who
wishes to make a display or to enjoy
tho luxury of travel, to own n private
car built according to his own speci
fications, according to the World's
Work.
A cnr-reflttlngoompany In New York
city buys old Pullman coaches, tears
the inside furnishings out and refits
them according to the wishes of its
customers. Whatever kind of private
car a man may wish lie may order
parlors, handsomely carpeted, sitting
rooms, dining rooms, sleeping com
partments, smoking rooms all with
equipment more or less perfect no
cording as the price. And cars are
refitted In this way nnd sold for prices
varying from $l,.'.00 to $15,000.
Very handsome nnd serviceable cars
have been built from the old "casta
ways," nnd the man of moderate means
can trael privately and comfortably
In a home of his own. It is nu interest
ing evidence of American manufactur
ing thrift nnd of the growth of wealth.
To Hun Hoik! Iiy Tileition,
General Superintendent Clarke, of
the T.aekawnnn railroad, mndo the an
nouncement at Scrnnton, Pa., tho
other night tlint his rond, in tho
course of a few months, will be oper
ated by telephone, instead of by tele
graph, as at present, at a sav'ng of
about GO per cent. In the hire of tele
graph operators, lie says that the
telephonic system has been placed on
tho Morris and Ksscx branch, whero
its use has been successful, nnd that
it is being put In ns quickly as pos
sible on tho Hcranton branch. First,
tho telephonic system will bo given
a thorough trial on tho branch lines,
nnd if it proves successful thero will
come into general use on the main
lino from New York to HuiTulo, total
ly superseding the telegraph.
Mnkc War on rlenalcUueaa,
The Paris league against sickness at
sea Is organizing ut Ostend an exhibi
tion of methods for treatment. Thero
will be six sections In the exhibition
first, apparatus to diminish the rolling
of a vessel; second, an apparatus for
cleansing the viscera; third, ventila
tion of cabins? fourth, apparatus, food
and drink for preventing seasickuets:
fifth, specifics against seasickness, and
sixth, literature on seasickness.
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