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Gen. Sampson Tells of His Ex
periences as Minister. RESULT OF NEW RAILWAY Machinery Will Be Carried Into the Interior. BEGINNING OF MANUFACTURING Prices Cheap for Everything but Im ported Articles?Country Mer chants Fear the Parcels Post. BY WILLIAM R. CURTIS. Written for The Sltr ?nd the Ctilogo Reconl Heralil. Gen. A. J. Sampson of Arizona has re cently returned from several years' resi dence at Quito, where he was appointed minister to Ecuador by the late Ptesident M-cKinley. Although Ecuador Is confider ered a dreary and lonesome place for ? foreigner because of Its primitive condi tions and isolated situation, Gen. Sampson was fascinated with the country and says that he is going back there for a visit as soon as he can find the time. ? The climate of Quito Is the finest in the world." Gen. Sampson asserted. "It Is June all the year around. The ther mometer never goes below sixty nor above seventy-live. We have all the fruits ani the staples and vegetables of every zone from January to December; plenty to eat and drink, and living is very cheap ex cept when you have to buy Imported goods. We found thirty-six different kinds of fruit and berries In the market of Quito, all of the finest flavor and Including everything we hive here. 1 never saw better vegeto. 1.1,-' or a greater abundance of tnem, ana on the market stands wc could find every variety that grows in the United States. We had oranges every day in the year, the best you can imagine, for 5 and o cents a dozen, and, as everybody knows, the pineapples of Ecuador are unsurpass ed You cut off the top with a sharp knire and dig into them with a spoon. The liber Is so tender and delicate that pulp will melt In your mouth. We had the. finest meats possible also. There is something about the climate and the pastures that give a superior liavor to the beef and mut ton and the hides of Ecuador cattle com mand the highest price in the market. Tenderloin steak sells for 7 and 8 cents a pound, and veal, mutton, lamb and poul try at similar prices. Cheap Labor. "I-abor is very cheap. We had five serv ants In our house and their wages aver age! $3 a month. It did not cost as much to keep them all as it costs to keep one M.-i\;?nt in Washington or Chicago. "We had a very agreeable little Ameri can colony in Quito. The director or pub lic works for the government h a Yale man and from San Francisco?J. C. HaliocK. He w is a mining engineer in Esmeralda, where he attracted the attention of Presi dent Plaza and was offered the appoint ment. is building railroads, bridges, public buildings and making other im provements and is doing great woi k for the republic. MaJ. John A. Hatmaii, re cently an officer of the United States regu lar army, is chief engineer of the railroad and Mr. C. <". Sommers, from Tonawanda, \*. V.. is Ills assistant. Both were very welcome additions to our little circle. Prof, ami Mrs. Compton, front Delaware, < ?hio, have elmrgt of tile normal school at Uuito, and Miss Kinsman of N< w York is en gaged with them. Two American syndi cates are operating gold mines. Mr. J. W. Mem r of Denver i* manager of the Zaruma Company and Mr. P. C. Stap'.eton of Jollet. Ill U manager of the Playa de Oro. They claim to t>e doing very well, but I do not know much about their business. * Effect of the New Railway. "Ecuador is going ahead rapidly, and the recent revolution will not Interrupt its prog ress. because General Alfaro. who is re stored to power, is a very able and pa triotic man. and. without doubt, the most progressive man In the country, lie will do everything h< can to promote the devel opm? nt of its material resources, and the railway, which is now in operation three four! of the distance between Quito and the >-iacoast. has been ills fad. This load will revolutionize Ecuador. When it is fin ished you will see tl.at country make most rapid strides. The people are beginning to Introduce manufacturing. Two cotton mills and two woolen mills are now running on ii*tlve raw material. An excellent variety of cotton is produced there. I'p till now all mechanical industries have been con fined to the households and all the work has been done by hand because it was Impossi ble to get machinery into the Interior. All traffic between Quito and Guayaquil was conducted over a mountain trail two and a half times its high as Mount Washing ton and higher than the top of Pike's Peak. Everything that went into or carne out of the interior had to be carried up and down that tratf on mules or on the backs of men. and it was impossible to take in heavy ma chinery There are several pianos in Quito which required seventeen men thirty days to carry them up from Guayaquil. They were nandled by two squads of eight men each, with poles on their shoulders, and the seventeenth man was the general traffic manager of the outfit. The railway Is now finished over the mountains to Ainbato, from which the road to Quito is compara tively level and smooth, and it is now pos sible to get In any kind of machinery or Implements. 'The railway will open up a vast and rich country, capable of producing unlim ited quantities of coffee, sugar, cocoa. Ivory nuts. wool, hides and all kinds of agricultural products, and there Is a plan to extend it eastward over the mountains Into the heart of the rubber country. The chief product of Ecuador is co^oa, from which chocolate Is made. Ecuador produes one-third of all the chocolate that is con sumed in the world, and Its product is of the best quality. Tills product is grown on the hot damp iawlands along the seacoast. The railway will also give access to rich mining regions, which have been inacceol ble up to this time for heavy machinery, and hence were at a disadvantage In their development. The mountains are tilled with all kinds of minerals, especially gold, sil ver and copper, and It is believed that there are deposits of iron aiui coal. There has n?-ver been a thorough scientific ex ploration of the country. "Tin commerce of Ecuador is Improving every year. The exports have increased front five millions to ten millions during the last few years?since Alfaro came into power?and the re venues of the government are improving. The public debt is only 93.35<i,<KJ0. and as soon as the railway is completed the prosperity of the i>eople will bo still more advanced." Fear of the Parcels Post. I have received several letters from country merchants in Illinois and other parts of the west complaining that their business is threatened with ruin because of the plan of the Post Office Department to Introduce parcels post delivery of merchan dise by the rural carriers. They claim that the big mall order houses are behind the movement, and that their motive is to ex tend their trade. The country merchants ?eem to be under a delusion that the Post Office Department is prejudiced against them and is regardless of their rights. They claim that the great department stores of the cities and the trolley lines have de stroyed the business of the small dealers, and that there is comparatively little "neighborhood trading" any more, because a woman in the outlying wards and suburbs in the city can Jump on a car and ride down town for 5 cents to a big depart ment store, where she can get a larger va riety and a lower price than the rnnall shop keeper* can offer. And now It Is proposed to ruin the trade of the village merchants Snd the small towns by furnishing a special ellvery system among their customers for the benefit of the big stores In the cities. This alarm does not seem to be well founded. We heard similar lamentations when electricity was introduced as a mo tive power. We were told that there would , - =? I = ****** J* ******* ******* ****** ****** * ***** ******* ******* ******* ****** ************ ******* ******* ****** **** J? 420=26 7th St. 417-25 8th St. Lansburgh & Bro. " sz Swiss Ruffled and Renaissance Curtains ?: At a Saving of a Fourth. . <.??Pi"it^4Cii-'ri".rWJMrSPfr/Pi f,"V,-',C--/?"<?"'/P?"<f*iV"~vC-1.-~i-.i~i<**9V.<?*W*.?~ii JJ U UW-JW wwu ?ft";r w< rwwwww-: ?VERY Curtain in this immense coliectaon is bath desirafolle and-of a dependable quality, yet the prices are a fourth less than equal grades can be bought regularly anywhere outside off Lansburgh's. You can easily prove this, to your own satisfaction by making a comparison. "We've been planning this sate for months and we've gathered the goods from the leading curtain mills under conditions which made these matchless values possible. 90c. Ruffled Swiss Curtains. Alternate stripes; 42 Inches wide; 3 yards long; plain ruf- x <rk lie; very neat and effective. /n\Uj?7 Palr ^ * $1.25 Dotted and Figured Swiss Curtains. Plain ruffles; small dots, medium dots, large dots, coin spots and Mal tese cross effect; six different ^ Q designs; very fine Swiss; would be cheap at $1.25. Pair 79c. Plain Swiss Curtains. Six-inch ruffle; .% neat tucks at bottom and side; suitable for bed room or dining room. Pair 59c. $1.59 Renaissance Net Curtains. Battenburg insertion and edge, 3 most populrr window drapery for bed room, dining room, or den; comes In white or Arabian. He want to give you a spe cial value. Pair $1.25 Plain Ruffled Swiss Curtains. Hemstitched edge; very sheer and fine; an exquisite curtain that will strike your fancy; -10 0.13 inches wide; 3 yard* long. Pair $1.59 Plain Swiss Curtains. Renaissance insertion; ruffled with Renaissance edge: one of the most effective curtains we've shown this season; 40 inches wid?; 3 yards long.. 95c. Plain Swiss Curtains. Wide fluted ruffle; good quality ma terial; 3tf inches wide; 3 yards ^ long. A great value at the fjQr special price. Pair V7Vi $1.79 Ruffled Renaissance Curtains. Plain net center. Renaissance Inser tion and edge; fi-lnch ruf fle; drapes back artistic ally; tomes in white and Arabian '(f 1 :<? ?0; :<? *iV | 3? 1 3? I 1 A February Silk Sale. We reupholster furniture In the lat est approved style, and make it as good as new by rebuilding and repolishlug the O frames. We make box couches to or der, any slae or style, as well a.s regu lar couches. K We make the best Window Shades. 3>j in Holland, opaque, and transparent shadings. A We make Window Screens. An early ? order will give you your screen Just at 'J!1 the time you want them. We make slip Covers which are guar- s?; anteed to fit. 3!! Estimates are free?a postal or phone 3f message will bring our expert Women's Short Knit Underskirts of nil wool. In good, serviceable ?hades of red, gray, navy, and black; finished with a dainty Per sian border; full width and leng-th. Regular price, $1.48. Spe cial price, 95c. Women's Long Kimonas. of exceedingly good quality flan nelette. in rare Persian patterns; yoke collar less, finished with satin folds; two silk frogs, a full sleeve; excellent width and length; slses 34 to 44. Regularly $1 75. Spe cial. $1.25 Women's Short Kimonas of splendid quality flannelette. In neat Persian design; the complete garment edged with plain mate rial; full length and width; siEes 34 to 44. Regularly 60c. Special, 29c. io,ooo yards Fancy Louisine and Taffeta Facon ni Taffeta, Jacquard Louisines, Satin Fancics, Plaid Fancies, Satin Liberties, Paillette de 4I Of Soie. Instead 69c " Special Sale of Black Crepe de Chines. 5 pieces 40-inch All-silk Black Crepe (0)iJ(r? de Chine. Warranted. Value, $1.69 ? 5 pieces 40-inch All-silk Black Crepe de Chine. Warranted. Value, $1.98... 5 pieces 42-inch All-silk Black Crepe tie Chine. Value, $2.25. 5,000 yards 40 - inch Colored Crepe de Chine. Value, $2.00. Very heavy, firm quality. Very crepy. Colors: Rose, pink, light blue, vio- (Q)Sf .let, cream and white OVo 50 pieces 23-inch Satin Crepe de Chine. Col ors: Pinks, blues, violets, maise, lavender, navies, 5s browns, grays, green, Alice blue, gobelins, cardi-. =| nals, garnets, etc. More than 40 shades to select from. Value, 75c.. w Women's Tailor-made Suits. Prices Way Below Half. 1)1 3C 3? 3? :o; * EV ERAL hundred of them?of Broadcloth, Cheviot and Ma nnish Cloth?iu Mack, blue, brown and fancy mixtures; sizes 34 to'40. All have Eton Jackets. The cut and sty;le of making of the suits are good. The trouble isn't with the Suits. But spring goods will soon be here, and room is wanted. Lucky for those who have need for a suit, and who could not use one at these new prices? >c. $12.50 and $15.00 Suits, $17.50 and $19.50 Suits, $25.00 and $27.50 Suits, Specials in Black Guaranteed Taffetas. We are the agents of Doherty's Old-fashion Black Taffeta. Warranted to wear for YEARS. "Doherty's Old Fashion" woven in selvage. Look carefully for this. 27 in. wide $1.25. 36 in. wide $1.75. $3.95 $4.95 $6.95 Gilt Edge Black Taffeta Guaranteed. 21-In. wide, flreen selvage, gilt thread . . . 98c. 24-in. wide, green selvage, gilt thread . . . $1.19 2 7-in. wide, green selvage, gilt thread . . . $1.49 36-ln. wide, green selvage, gilt thread . . . $1.98 We have as many grades in wide Black Taffetas as any house in the United States, priced for this week's selling. See the following values: 5 pieces 36-inch Black All-silk Taffeta. Value, $1.00 All specially feta feta pieces 36-inch Black Guaranteed Taf Value, $1.25 5 pieces 36-inch Black Guaranteed Taf a. Value, $1.35 .25 5 pieces 36-inch Phalanx Black Taf feta 5 pieces 36-inch John X. Steam's fa mous make. Value, $1.39 5 pieces 36-inch Imported (lilt Let tered Taffeta. Value, $1.50 5 pieces 36-inch Black Peau de Soie <?? fl 1 Taffeta. Value,$1.59 A sZ 'SZ 3i & jE $29.50 and $32.50 Suits, $35.00 and $37.50 Suits, $39 50 and $42.50 Suits, $8.95 $ 10.95 $ 12.95 *- >?-?-JJJ f. ?-r '/\-'j-<r'/. . 19 if 11 st I Women's $ I Gowns, 75c. 52 -.c ..?=; pw=..=.? ~?-:~ :'c A number of splendid styles of Women's Night Gowns, of excellent quality muslin and cambric. V and high neck: yoke neatly tucked; finished with a dainty edging of embroidery; . also the neit yokes of hemstitched, full width and length. Sizes 14. 15, 1? and 17. The choice is yours?to buy now and save a fourth?or to wait till these lots eone and pay full price. I a re i'$ We Never Had So Many Cotton Dress Fabrics, And Never Gave Such Ahead-of-the-Season Bargains Before. Are You Getting Your Share? India Linen Special. Made of fine combed yarn; sheer medium, and heavyweight; exceptional values. We offer? 30 inches wide at Sc. to i-Mc. yard. 32 inches wide at 1-M>c. to 25c. yard. 3t! inches wide at 2<>e. to 37%c. yard. 40 inches wide at 10c. to 25c. yard. Imported Silk-finished Fancy White Waistings. * Plain weave and in a variety of ? small and dainty designs; Just the ^ thing wanted this season for waists and suits, also children's wear; ^ actual values, .Tic. and 3?c.; ^ for, yard : White English and French Percales. 3? and 42 inches wide; for waists, suits and children's wear; will wash and wear like linen. Two grades? 50c. Kind, 39c. Yard. 3754c. Kind, 25c. Yard. 15c. Figured Batiste, \2I/ic. Extra quality; a large variety of de sirable colorings, principally on wlilto grounds. in stripes, n / dots and floral effect?; j| 75c. Sheer Irish Handker chief Linen, 59c. Yard. 1.000 yards of fine sheer Irish Hand kerchief Unen, for waists, &c.; 30 inches wide. Actual worth, t 75c. Special, for this lot only, i yard Embroidered Brilliants. A new French Cotton Dress Material; foundations are of light and dark colors, with plaid and mixed effect, embroidered with red, helio, pink, white, black and light blue ?. ^ dots. Actually worth 30c. and 6t>c. yard; for ' "Ji I I :<i: :<z I 1 I 1 Colored Mercerized Persian | Lawn, 40 inches wide; soft chiffon finish; In light blue, pink, lavender, Ji and ni!e; also black and = A white; a regular 39c. value; ?? yard Jl 29c. Mercerized Crepe de Chine. A beautiful plain-colored cotton fab ric for waists and full suits, in all evening and street shades; 2S ^ inches wide. Special tomor- 1 'U'if7 row, yard U ^Ve $7 Silk Petticoat Values to Go at $3.79 We have secured 120 Taffeta Silk Pet ticoats frpm one of the best makers of these goods in A 111 eric a. They're traveling men s samples. 1 hey have come to us below usual cost, owing to llieir being somewhat mussed, which will not in the least affect the wear. Made of change able red, green, brown, navy and solid black; some finished with deep circu lar flounce, deep accordion pleating; others with hemstitching and shirring; excellent width, foundation and dust -S) /p*. ruffle; lengths, 42. 43, 44- / V While they last ^ Another Lot of Taffeta Petticoats at - - In plain black and changeable; some made with deep circular flounce, finished with full ruching; others have a deep accordion pleat; full foundation and dust ruffle of silk. Regular prices. $8.00 and $9.00. $4.98 to.' S* *r w s* *" *" if f *? * Jf ?? Jf ?P |P Jf * f J? S? I? *" If * f J? f # f ** * ^ K *'? ** ** *' *'? If IP IP IP IP * IP IP IP IP IP IP |P |P ?P |P' |P |P |P |P |P |P |P |P K1 IP |P |P jP if |f |p * ^ +-? # # # # p ^ p , .. *"? *' *'? IV' k-' ^ . no longer be any demand for horses. But the facts are that horses of all kinds bring higher prices today than they ever did, and that there is a greater demand for them notwithstanding automobiles and trolley cars. The census returns show that the "neighborhood shops" have not been ruined by the department stores, but have in creased In number very rapidly, and no village merchant should get nervous over the parcels post proposition, because it is not likely to be adopted for years to come. It Is probable that sooner or later rural delivery carriers will be authorized to han dle packages of merchandise originating at the places from which their routes start, and that will throw the country trade back into the hands of the village merchants and enable their customers In the country to send In their orders by telephone or mail and have the goods delivered at their doors without going Into town. The complaining country merchant, how ever, appefs to forget that the public have some rig., a. Of course, lie must be ex pected to look out for himself, but the Post Office Department Is looking out for the public, so as to secure the greatest good to the greatest number, and the wheels of progress never move without running over somebody. A Sample Complaint. The following is a sample of the letters received on this subject: "This is a city HX> miles from Chicago, with 18,000 people; a factory town In the center of the best farming community in the state and country. This city some time back had the usual hustle of a live city and did a large business. Now we have eight rural de livery routes out of here and ten within a radius of eight miles out of the small towns that we formerly drew business from. "Now the farmer has the Chioa^o, St. Louts and New York markets at his door, so to speak?all the large centers. He don't come to town for his mall; don't buy a cigar or put his rig up In the feed barn or eat at the restaurant. No busi ness man can reach him except by peddling to him. Conditions in the town are bet ter for work than they ever were, every thing runninr. yet the business on the street has fallen away in favor of the large centers. The country merchant can not light this competition, as it Is just as legal as hi* own. Only the farmer has the aid of Uncle Sam, where the merchant has not. In the majority of cases I hear no complaint In regard to competition of price or quality of goods. It Is the Inabil ity to hold the trade at home. "Now, if this Is the case at present. I will leave It with you to figure out the fate of the smaller business centers when the government makes it possible for city merchants to deliver goods to the con sumer cheaper than we can afford to do. The parcels post law. If passed, will kill the small towns. And another thing, when the government lias lost and is losing on the two cents an ounce proposition, how wla It ever make it pay at the rate of twenty pounds for ten cents? "Remember that It Is not because the man In the large center can sell any cheap er, but because the large corporations which handle many lines of goods can go to the expense of "issuing a large, flowery catalogue and put It right Into the home where It takes the place of the family Bible lu many Instances on tii? center table, and ' the consumer buys from tlie catalogue be cause it is less trouble than driving to town, and has the goods delivered at his door. The week ending December 18 there were 247 shipments for town people and 573 for the country at out: local depots. The express business we could not keep track of, but estimated It upon what we could learn from reliable Sources at 1,500 parcels, country and town. We could learn nothing at the post office, but we all know that the bulk of the rural mall is mer chandise, and*. If the rate is made right, do. you not think that the railroads and express companies will lose out along with the small dealers?'.' TANGLED LOVE AFFAIR. Washington Girl in Peck of Trouble Over Sentenced Lover. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, Md.. February 10.?The love affair between Michael A telle ty, twea ty-one years old, of New York city, and Miss Pensy Penn, a member of a company which Is appearing at a'local theater this week, is In a tangled state, because the for mer Is locked up at the city Jail unable to pay a fine which Justice Grannan was obliged under law to assess htm this morn ing. Atchety was arrested and charged with hawking and peddling Jewelry without a license, and the magistrate was obliged to fine htm $25, which is the minimum penalty for the offense. Atchety met Miss Penn In New York about a year ago. It was a case of love at first sight, and the two became engaged to I be married. A few months ago, when she ; gave up her position In. the chorus of a well-known musical company, Miss Pennsy j Penn, whose name In real life Is prosaic Hat-tie-Hooper, went to her home In Wash ington, and It was not long before her sweetheart followed her there. The youth abandoned his trade of tailor ing and began to hawk Jewelry, taking out a license In the District of Columbia. Last week Miss Hooper Joined the bur lesque company and came to Baltimore with the show. Atchety followed in her train. Were the fine but 125 Miss Hooper, by pawning a diamond ring she wears, says j that she coud raise the money. But it so | happens that an additional fine of $10 must ! te Imposed In each case of this sort, the [ money going to the informant. It is this additional $10 that stands In the way of j Atchety going on to New York with thT company tomorrow, where he expected to marry Miss Pennsy Penn on Tuesday. Miss Pennsy Penn is as pretty as a pic ture and young Atchety, who eavs he is well connected In his native land, is a stal wart, manly young fellow. Miss Penn wrote a letter to her fiance to night stating that she would, come here next Sunday from New York and secure his release from Jail by paying the fine. Fir? at Paper Factory. An alarm of Are was sounded from box 732 about 7 o'clock last evening for a Are on the second floor of the District of Co lumbia Paper Factors*, K and- Potomac streets. The police reported that an elec tric wire caused the blaze and that damage to tho amount of resulted. WINCHESTER NOTES ANALYSES OF GROCERIES BY DR. BRADBURY. Special Correspondence of Tlie Star. WINCHESTER, Va.. February 10, 1906. Dr. C. M. Bradbury, one of the chemists of the Virginia agricultural department, has just completed a tour of the state for the purpose of gathering groceries, canned goods and feed, with a view of ascertain ing to what extent the pure-food laws are being violated. An analysis of some sam ples bought over the counter shows that of seven bottles of catsup six contained acid preservatives, one cochineal and two coal tar dye. Some jellies contained benzoic acid and dye stuffs. Zinc, tin and borax were found in canned peaches and sulphites were discovered in cans of asparagus. In quantities of feed lie found peanut shells, pins shavings and similar adulterations. tIt Is stated that wholesale prosecutions are likely to follow. Word has ?een received here that all the money will be returned to the various hotel managers and others by the family of John Henneman, jr., the young Baltimorean who was arrested in Washington, and who, upon being searched, was found to have a num ber of checks he admitted were bogus. The only person here, so far as known, who was victimized by the man Is Charles P. Jack, proprietor of Hotel Evans, who cashed a cheek for $42. Arrangements are being perfected for the establishment in this city of a cider and vinegar plant. A stock company, with a minimum capital of $l.r>0,000. Is being or ganized here, with Bruce Worthington at its head, and it is expected that work will begin in a short time. It will be the most extensive cider and vinegar concern in Vir ginia, and will utilize thousands of barrels of second-grade apples. A deal lias practically l>een closed by the Winchester and Washington City Railway Company for the purchase of the entire electric lighting plant of the Winchester Gas and Electric Light Company. The plant will be used as an auxHiary and emergency station in case of accident at the power house at Millvllle. The company has also bought ground at Herryville for a substation for switches and transmitters. The printers of Winchester, who organized a union about a year ago, but which threat ened to become extinct, it la said, through lack of Interest, have reorganized, with T. G. Spradln as president and Charles E. Haines, Jr., as secretary-treasurer. The work of reorganization was done by F. C. Roberts of Columbia Typographical Union of Washington. A petition signed by nearly 200 voters has Jutt been presented to Judge W. M. Atkin son of the corporation court, asking for a special local oyiioa election In April or May, In order to test the sentiment on the saloon question. Ecclesiastical robes over K50 years old which belonged to Rev. Peter Muhlenberg, the revolutionary patriot, whose statue is in the Capitol at Washington, were worn this week for the first time in public since his death by Rev. J. Frederick Kitzmeyer, who was installed as pastor of Muhlenberg Memorial Lutheran Church at Woodstock. A communion service, presented to the church over a century ago by the King of Sweden, was also used. Rev. Henry St. George Tucker, who has been on a visit to his father, Rev. Dr. Bev erley D. Tucker, in Norfolk, and other rela tives In Virginia, has sailed from New York for Japan, where he will resume his labors In the mission field of the Protestant Epis copal Church. He is president of St. Paul's College at Tokio, and is a near relative of President Harry Tucker of the Jamestown Exposition company. Funeral Services Tomorrow. The funeral of the late John H. B. Jen kins will occur at 2 o"clock next Monday afternoon from the family residence, 22S N street. The Interment will be private, deceased was the husband of Sarah Patten Jenkins and son of the late David H. Jen kins of Pennsylvania. Placed on Exhibition. Life-size portraits of President Roosevelt, the late President McKinley, Secretary of State Hay and Senator Hanna have been placed on exhibition at the Cosmos club. The pictures are the work of Mr. W. D. Mur phy of New York, who had sittings from all of his subjects. The exhibition, which Is by Invitation, will continue till Febru ary 15. Michigan Lumbermen Here. Members of the Michigan Retail Lumber Dealers' Association, to the number of 230, arrived here yesterday from Old Point Comfort on the steamer Washington ot the Norfolk and Washington line. The party will spend two or three days In this 1 city. The association has been making a tour through Virginia, and sailed down the James river from Richmond on a day light trip aboard the steamer Pocahontas. |THE WEAK 1 I $ STOMACH will retain 1 PQSTUM FOOD COFFEE $ and receive strength. | "There's a Reason." ifeiot <av,m'jmmu " -?-I? win ???n ?I <?? -:r .T.w.T v*? ? ?T.?U ? -j: .:u~ iHU-are- ?h, ??, 4?t J, *, [% iflf "' How to Fool a Lazy Liver [ with Artificial Exercise t VERT serious Sickness has a small beginning. And. in nine cases out ot ten that small beginning is made-In the Bowels. Indigestion is the beginning of most diseases. It paves the way for all others. Lack of exercise, hasty eating, im proper food, are its first causes. laziness, and postponement, permits it to grow Into Chronic Constipation, wmcn means life-long Discomfort. It Isn't necessary to be slck-a-bed. you know, in order to be mighty uncomfort able. Even slight Indigestion affects the nerves, dulls the mind, and obscures the merry sunshine of Life. And, Indigestion once started, grows fast, corrodes temperament, and dis counts happiness, good cheer, capacity. It does that long before it puts you on the Sick list. Every thinking Doctor knows why. ? * * Professor Rand knew It. That's why he framed up for students his famous formula for Happiness, viz.: "Trust in God, and keep your Bowels open." The Bowels need adjustment lrom time to time, just like a clock, or a watch. No "Good time" is humanly possible without this. And, the time to adjust the watch is not when it has run down, nor when the mala spring Is broken, but at the very minute adjustment is discovered neces sary. The time to adjust the Bowels Is not merely when your Head Aches, when your Liver Is Sick, your Stomach In Re volt, and Nature's Food Process retard ed for 24 hours or longer. The proper time to adjust them Is the very minute you suspect they need ad justment. ?If your tongue Is slightly coated, ?If your breath is under suspicion, ?If your Head feels a trifle heavy or dull, ?If digestion seems even a little slow, ?If Heartburn, Belching. Colic or Restlessness begin to show themselves, ?That's the time to eat a C'ascaret. Don't imagine the t'ascaret is Ineffec tive because it is pleasant to eat as Candy. It acts as pleasantly as It tastes. It is as congenial to your Bowels as It is to your Palate. It is not a "Bile-driver"' which floods out your stomach today with fluid Juices needed for tomorrow. But, It acts like Exercise. Instead. It stimulates the muscular lining of the Bowels and Intestines, so that they mechanically digest food and drive out the waste. ? a ? The time to use a Cascaret is when you first suspect you need one. The only way to have them ready to use precisely when you need them Is to carry them constantly In your pocltet, as you do a Watch or a Lead pencil. The ten cent box of-Cascarets Is made thin, flat, round-edged, and small, for this precise purpose. Be very careful to get the genuine, made only by the Sterling Remedy Com pany and never sold In bulk. Every tablet stamped "CCC." t7"FRF.E TO OUR FRIENDS! We wunt to ?pnd to our friend* a beautiful French-dealgned, HOLD-PLATEI) BONBON BOX, bard-enameled In colon*. It la a beauty for tbc dreaaing table. Ten cent* In atampa la Hiked aa a measure of food faith and to eorer coat of Caaea reta. with whleS thla dalnt J- trinket la loaded. 71<5 Send today, mentioning thla paper. Address Sterling Rented)- Company, Chicago or New York. Beginning with a subscription of $5,000 fiom A. Howard Hinkle, a fund was started In Cincinnati yesterday for the erection of * suitable memorial to Theodore Thomas. The memorial wlU probably be placed In Music Hall. ?Epes Randolph, acting as the personal agent of E. H. Harrlman of the Southern Pacific railroad has quietly secured conces sions from the Mexican government to con struct a line through the western coast ?talc* ot Mexico.