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THE ENTERPBISE. WELLINGTON, i i OHItt NEWS OF THE WEEK. Gathered from All Quarters. CONGRESS. Sehati, Deo. 18. An effort M made by Vr. Lodge to secure an Immediate vote upon liia immigration bill, which Is substantially the same measure that was pass el by the Fifty-fourth congrets and vetoed by Presi dent Cleveland. Mr. Allen objected to an Im mediate vote and suggested that the final vote on the amendments and the bill be taken on January 17. This suggestion was accepted by Mr. Lodge and the order for a vote at that time was made. House. Very little business was done. The legislative, executive and judicial appropria tion bill was reported and the remainder of the day was consumed in adjusting a personal dis pute between Mr. Hepburn, of Iowa, and Mr. Morton, of Ohio, Senate. Deo. K The session lasted only 15 minutes, an early adjournment being taken taken out of respect to President McKinley, whose mother was burled that day. House -Consideration of the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill was begun. Mr. Bingham explained its provisions. An amendment to reduce the clerical force in the pension office by 98 clerks, involving a re duction of 1115,000 In salaries, was offered by Mr. Bingham. The house then adjourned. Senate, Dec 15. The prohibition of pelagic sealing by Americans caused an interesting de bate. The bill finally passed by a vote of 37 to II Mr. Mc Bride endeavored to secure the adoption of his resolution directing tho secre tary of war to supply reliof to Buffering miners in the Klondike region and appropriating 1250, 000 for that purpose The resolution was re committed to the military affairs committee, with the understanding that It would be promptly reported. The day closed with a civil service debate. House. The legislative, executive and judi cial appropriation bill was considered. Only one amottdment of Importance was adopted. It reduced the clerical force in the pension office by D5, Involving a reduction in salaries of 1115, 100. The civil service question was the chief topic of discussion. A resolution tor a holiday recess from December 18 to January 5 was adopted. Senate, Deo. 1ft A resolution was passed directing the secretary of war to send sup plies to American and other sufferers In the Klondike. The bouse joint resolution provid ing for a recess of congress from December 18 to January 5 was adopted. A resolution ap propriating 1250,000 for relief of American min ers in tho Yukon valley of Alaska was passed, and after an executive session the senate ad journed. House. A bill was passed appropriating (175.000 for tbe reliof of the people who are In the Yukon country, and also one passed by tbe senate to prohibit pelagic sealing by Amer icans. An hour was spent on the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill with out accomplishing anything. The bankruptcy bill was reported. Senate, Dec, 17. An exciting debate oc curred over the report of the special joint com mittee of the senate and house appointed to investigate the use of alcohol In the arts. Under a special order 138 private pension bills were passed. The bill passed by the house for the relief of the miners In the Klondike region was taken up and the senate bill was substi tuted for that of the house and a conference ordered. House The consideration of the legisla tive, executive and judicial appropriation blli was completed, wtth the exception of the para graph relating to civil service. The debate on that paragraph will go over until after the holidays. The house refused to accept the senate amendments to the bill for the relief of miners In the Yukon and it was sent to con ference. Sen ATI, Dee. 1ft A motion was adopted In creasing the amount to be expended by the government on the buildings at tbe tran-Mls-slsslppl International exposition to beAeld In Omaha from 150,00) to H2.500 and reduced by 12.500 the sum to be expended upon the gov ernment display. The senate adopted the con- Terence report on the bill extending relict to miners In the Yukon river country. Adjourned until January 5. House. The conference report on the emer gency relief measure for the Yukon country was agreed to by the bouse. It fixed the amount of relief at 1200,000. Adjourned until January 5. WASHINGTON. No change will be made in any of the customs features of the Ding-ley tariff law at the present session of congress. A general understanding to this effect has been reached among the republic a members of' the ways and means committee. The bureau of statistics' monthly statement of tbe exports of merchan' dise shows that during November the exports of domestic merchandise amounted to $114,008,801, a gain of nearly 17,000,000 as compared with November, 1890. - - m , ! EAST- The proposed celebration of the pass ing of old New York by merging it in the Greater New York is oft The Ilugh McCulloch, a new revenue cutter, has left Cramp's Philadelphia shipyard for the Pacific coast by way of Cape Horn with ten officers and a crew of 75 men. She will be the flag hip of the revenue cutter fleet in those waters. ; The conference between the New York TypothetiB and Typographical union JNo. o nns-ended in a compro mise, a . nine and one-half hour day being agreed upon. -.L The Merrimao street depot of the Boston jfc Maine railroad at Lowell, Ma6S., was gutted by fire on the 14th. The building was constructed in 1853 and was to Lowell what Faneuil hall is to Boston. It was here the body of the late li. F. Butler laid in state and . many historic, gatherings occurred in the halls above. A Prenceton, -N.. J., dispatch states that three members of the senior class of Princeton university were indefinite ly suspended for hazing, on the 17th. lT In the majority of the 40 lamp cliira ' ney factories of the country notices J have been posted that Instead of the 4 usual two weeks' shut-down there will i,be only one day Xt idleness (Christmas) : during tbe holidays this year." The v. extra work means thousands of dol lara in the aggregate to the workmen. w While on her way from Pittsburg to Cincinnati the tow boat Sam Brown J ran into the bank near Bellaire, O., on - - '.mi.' 1l j l i' L t 1 1 i . ' rr- the 18th and sunk bine coal boats. The -nl tvB.ii valued at about 115.000. i ' , Under the law's) of ' New Jersey the wood working machlneryVminnfaci tnrers of the United States have or y iranized and , will , incorporate the American Wood Working JdAchiiery f Co. This company has purchased K'ltaitibef of the 'most sueusssfal com cerns engaged in this business. The plants are in the eastern, middle and western states. Th magnificent four-story atone structure, Pardee Hall, that stood or. College hill in Easton, Pa., and wai the pride of Lafayette college, wai badly damaged by fire on the 18th. Only the east wing was saved from the flames. The Ward library of lO.OOt Tolumes was burned. WEST AND SOUTH. A returning passenger on the steamer Alki, C. G. Warren, of Port Townsend Wash., reports the discovery of rice placer diggings near Dyea, Alaska. There has been a stampede from Dyes to the placers, which are If miles above the town. A colony of 10,000 Croats will locate in the Shenandoah valley of southwest ern Colorado, where houses, schools, churches and various industrial insti tutions will be erected. The advance guard has arrived at Denver, CoL The bridge spanning Little Wear creek, five miles south of Lafayette, Ind., was struck by an immense block of stone on the 17th while a freight train was passing over it, and along with 18 Monon ears the structure went crashing down to the. bottom of the creek. Many thousands of dollars dam age was done.. In the presence of 1,000 persons at Baltimore, on the 10th, the Argonaut, a boat built by Simon Lake, of that city, was submerged in 20 feet of water and remained at the bottom of the Pa tapsco for four hours. The craft be haved admirably. Under water she cruised around at the will of those inside. Near Alma, 111., on the night of the 16th an unsuccessful attempt was made to wreck the fast mail train from New Orleans to Chicago on the Illinois Cen tral. Six pieces of fish plate were placed across the track at a place where the embankment was very steep. The train struck them while running 55 miles an hour, one of the plates be ing cut in two. The anti-football bill failed to pass in the Virginia state senate. In tho Union Pacific shops at Chey enne and Laramie, Wyo., notices have been posted reducing the time of the men employed from five to four days a week and from eight hours to seven hours per day, taking effect immedi ately. In addition the employes are given a lay off of ten days during the holidays. The chamber of commerce of Port land, Ore., has tendered to the gov ernment 100 tons of provisions for the relief of the Yukon miners. The jury in the case of Omaha, Neb., against the bondsmen of ex-City Treas urer Henry Bolln returned a verdict in favor of the city fee $71,000. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. Madrid newspapers say that the Cu ban reformists at the reopening of the cortes will demand the trial of Gen. Weyler. An agent, representing the United States government, has arrived at Trondh jem, Norway, to buy relndeei for the Klondike relief expeditions. The treaty of peace between Turkey and Greece has been ratified by Kino George and the sultan. A dispatch from Shanghai says China will acquiesce in Germany's retention of Kiao Chau. Russia and France are said to be irritated at Germany's pre clpitancy in prematurely disclosing hei plans to England and Japan. A dispatch from Paris on the 19th states that the trial ol eight men charged with complicity in tbe Panama canal scandal has begun in that city. They are charged with bribing mem bers of the French parliament s - LATER. On the 20th the United States su preme court adjourned for the holiday recess, to convene again on January 3. The American Missionary associa tion's fifty-first annual report shows that during the last few months hun dreds of students have been turned away from the schools for want, of funds. Tiik weavers in the William Strange Ca's mills at Paterson, N. J., are on strike against a reduction in wages. One person was probably fatally hurt and six others were more or less in' jured in a collision on the Roxbor ough, Wissahiukgn & Manayunk elec tric road on the outskirts of Philadel phia on the 20th. The three-masted schooner Lucy, of Philadelphia, went ashore on the 19th near New London, Conn., and will be a total loss. Tiie Golden Rule department store at Danville, 111., owned by Schmitt & Ileinly, was destroyed on the 20th by a fire which started in the show window, Loss $73,000. Fifty broad silk weavers in the em' ploy of the Meding Manufacturing Co. at Paterson, N. J., have struck for an increase in wages of 10 per cent. Geokoe K Mohewood & Co., commis' sion agents of New York City, have as' signed. The business is one of the oldest in the tea line in the city, hav ing been established in 1832. No appointments will be made by the president during the holiday recess oi congress except in cases of emergency, Lewis Lkland, one of the family oi famous hotel men of that name, died in New York City on the 20th, aged 65 years. He and his brothers have been among the most prominent hotel men in the United States. Owing to the destruction by fire of an asphalt factory at Bacaioca, Spain five persons were burned to death and 30 injured. Two pastboard boxes filled with eel lulold combs came in contact with steam pipes of a car on the Sixth Ave' nue elevated railroad in New York City on the 20th and exploded with great force. Two men were hurt by the explosion. Tbe car was wrecked. At Pawtucket, R. L, the trouble be tween the weavers and management of the Royal Weaving Co., which ex isted since the reduction in wages wai announced to take place, culminated on the 20th. Tbe weavers refused tc comply with an order to have several cotton weavers' taught the business. and tliey were discharged. The mllli will have to close. They employ 25( MR. GAGE AGAIN EXPLAINS. He Answers Questions u to the Effect of Mis I' inn in Regard to Gold, Bonds ana Sliver. Washington, Deo. 18. Secretary Gage yesterday resumed his exposition of his currency bill before the house committee on banking and currency. Before tbe bill was taken up, some semi-political questions were asked. Mr. Hill (rep., Conn.) called Mr. Gage's attention to the statement made Thursday that the first purpose of the bill was to commit the country to the gold standard. "You are recognized as a republican," said Mr. Hill, ad dressing the secretary, "and are fa miliar with the financial platform of the republican national convention at St Louis. Do you consider that this purpose of more firmly fixing the gold standard on tbe country conflicts with the St. Louis platform?" No, sir," responded Mr. Gage, "not as I look at the principle of bimetal lism." The secretary said that the amount of refunding bonds under the bill would reach $1,138,000,000 if allot them were issued. These being the basis for circulation, bank notes could.be issued to that amount. Besides these the additional 25 per cent of unsecured circulation would give a further issue of bank notes of about $300,000,000. But that vast issue was the creation of spectre, and was not a reality. . The extent to which drains on the government stock of gold would result under the operations of the bill ex' cited much discussion. Mr. Gage stated that all redemptions would be made in gold or its equivalent. Mr. Fowler, of New Jersey, inquired if silver certificates would not be de posited and impounded, and their place taken by national bank notes, thus in' creasing the drain on our gold Bupply Mr. Gage answered that it was easy to conjure up objections,' but he did not look at this one as serious. Any secre tary of the treasury 6n receiving silver certificates would "swap" thera for greenbacks, treasury notes and other forms of demand notes which served to drain gold and thus build up the re' demption fund. ALMOST A RIOT. Disorderly Scenes Attend the Conviction of Election Judges for Falsifying Re turns. ' Chicago, Dec. 18. John J. Hanrahan and Patrick Ferris, judges of election in the Seventeenth ward at the last municipal election, were yesterday convicted of falsifying the election re' turns and sentenced to the peniten tiary. Albert G. Purvis, an election clerk who was on trial with them, was acquitted. : Both Hanrahan and Ferris had many friends in, the court room and when the verdict was announced there was almost a riot. Mrs. Hanra han, the wife of the convicted man, became hysterical and her female friends added their vocal powers to hers as she sent up shriek after shriek The male friends of Hanrahan and Ferris cursed the jury and made -. vl lous threats against Assistant State's Attorney Barnes, who had prosecuted the'ease. When the jury was about to leave the court room two men, friends of the convicted ex-judges, seized Silas Hunt, one of the jurors, by the coat collar and demanded: "How did you vote to convict these men under the evidence?" "I was coerced into it," replied Hunt With a jerk that nearly took Hunt off his feet the two men pulled the juror up before Judge Chetlain, who presided at the trial "This man' says he was coerced into signing this verdict; your honor," cried one of the men. But you signed it, did you not?1 queried the court I did," responded Hunt Then the court can do nothing," said Judge Chetlain. ' A TREATY WITH , RED MEN.. Bemlnoles Agree to the Allotment of Tbeli Lands and. Extinguishment of Tribal Government. Muskogee, I. T., Dec. 18. The treaty between 'the United "States and the Seminole nation has been signed by the Dawes and Seminole commission era. It provides for the allotment 'of tae lands of tbe Seminole nation and a division -of its moneys among the citi sens after: the tribal governments are extinguished.. Five hundred thousand dollars of the funds of the nation are let apart for a permanent school fund. The United States courts are given additional jurisdiction over the mem' bers of the tribe, and the United States is to prohibit the introduction or hand ling in any way of intoxicating liquors in the nation. ' To be binding, tbe treaty must be ratified by the United States congress and by the Seminole council ' A WISE REPORT. New York Railroad Commlxsloners Have Decided that There was a Wreck at Gar risons In October. Albany, N. Y., Dec. 18. The board of railroad commissioners yesterday handed dawn a report of its lnvestiga tion into the causes of the accident on the New York Central railroad at Gar rlsons on October 24 last The commis sioners arrive at the conclusion that the train was wrecked either by de- railment.whicb destroyed the embank' men t, or that the embankment gave way and threw the tram into the river. The board recommends that the force of track walkers on the Hudson river division of the New York Central be Increased so as to provide a constant and sufficient system of watching and warning along the line at all times. Schnrs Re-elected President. Cincinnati, Dec. 18. The National Civil Service Reform league yesterday re-elected Carl Scliurz president by acclamation. ' Resolutions were adopt ed demanding from congressmen sup port oi the civil service law and prais ing President McKinley for upholding tbe law. The league renews its decla rations in favor of repealing the law prescribing four-year terms for many federal offices, the extension of' the merit system' to the Consular service and tne consolidation of outlying with central post offices. It disclaims any advocacy of civil service nensiona. STAY AWAY FROM CHINA. onsol General Goodnow's Advice to Amer ican Railroaders Mo Market for Labor on RoadS in That Country. '.., Washington, Dec. 20. The first re tort to the state department from Con' ul General Goodnow at Shanghai eon ains a warning to American railroad nen not to go to China for employ ment Says he: "The American only nvites starvation who comes here without a definite oontract of employ ment with some reputable firm, made before he leaves America. I must ad vise United states railway employes that there Is at present no market . for their labor in China and should more roads be constructed there will be a market only if these roads are built by Americans." r The ceasui ' general says he has had many inquiries from American rail road men as to the chance for employ ment in China, so he describes the small Chinese railroad system to show the hopelessness of looking in that di rection for work. There are only two all ways in operation with a total mileage of 293tf miles. They employ only 27 foreigners, of whom four are engineers and the ethers managers and division superintendents. The operatives are practically all Chinese and a foreigner cannot compete with them. The highest salaried natives are the telegraph operators at $4 per month. . Engineers get $20 to $30 and train hands and trackmen $0 to 110 month. All this is in Mexican silver worth 44 cents on the gold dollar. The roads are paying 15 per cent dividends. GOMPERS AGAIN CHOSEN. federation of Labor Re-elects the Cigar- maker as Its President. Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 20. At Satur day's session of the American Federa tion of Labor the committee on presi dent's report recommended that the president issue an appeal to the unions of the country for contributions to a fund for the aid of the striking engi neers of England. It was advised that the federation appropriate $500 for this purpose. Concerning restriction of im migration, the committee recommended that the convention "Pronounce itself is favor of a reasonable measure of re- triction on the lines of the educational test as contained in the Lodge bill that failed of enactment at the last session of congress." The report was adopted. The election of officers was then en tered upon. For the presidency Ernest Kreft, of Philadelphia, and Samuel Gompers were nominated. The vote resulted: Gompers 1,845, Kreft 407. P. J. McGuire and James Duncan were elected for first vice president and see ond vice president. Robert Askew was elected third vice president and M. M. Garland became fourth vice president. George B. Lennon wai chosen treasurer and Frank Morrison secretary. The choice of the next place of meet ing was a contest between Kansas City and Detroit, the vote resulting: Kan sas City 1,300, Detroit 800. BANKS DEFRAUDED. An Insurance Solicitor is Reported to Bav Secured Large Sums of Money by Crooked Methods. Louisville, Ky., Dec. 20. Joseph Clark, one of the most successful life insurance solicitors ever known here, has been absent from the city for the past two weeks and it is stated that he has obtained large sums of money from various people in an irregular manner. Clark was until a month ago employed by the New York Life, and W. R. No ble, local manager of the company, says his company will lose nothing by Clark, as it made him pay everything he owed before he left. No accurate estimate of the amounts collected by Clark before he left Louisville can b made at this time, but many well' in formed men say he got at least $100, 000. The difficulty in the way of leara ing anything definite is the fact that Clark's victims will not talk. The only case of Clark's crooked' ness that can be directly traced is that involving a check for 62,860 drawn by C C. Mengel, jr.; on the Bank of Ken tucky in favor of the New York Life Insurance Co. This check was cashed by Clark without authority, it is said, at the German Insurance bank, which institution is stuck for that amount Other banks have Clark's, paper for greater or less amounts. THE SIEGE OF GUAMO. Spaniards Claim to Have Endured an As' sault by Insurgents for More than Month. ' Havana, Dee. 20. A Spanish detach' ment at Guamo, on the Cauto river, in the province of Santiago, was besieged according to the official account, from November 8 to December 10 and re polled tho insurgents. On November 27 a fierce attack was made on the fort by a large body of insurgents with two cannons. More than 150 cannon shots made a sieve of the fort and de stroyed a factory. Finally the insur gents got inside the wire fence around the fort and called on the garrison tc surrender. The garrison refused to listen to the demand and "with heroic pride continued the defense." The insurgents left 20 killed inside the wire fence and a quantity of arms and ammunition, which the garrison nsed to prolong its defense. Gen. Al- dave, while reconnoitering in the neighborhood, found the bodies oi three other insurgents and many graves. During the siege and the at tack on the fort the insurgents lost, it is officially asserted, 200 killed and wounded. The garrison had only six killed and 81 wounded. But the fort was completely destroyed. . Insurgents' Ranks Reinforced. Havana, Dea 20. The insurgents ar Increasing largely in numbers in the provinces of Pinar del Rio, Havan and Matanzas. A resident of Plnai del Rio asserts that 1,600 paciflcot have gone to the insurgent camps. Ad ex-chief of the insurgents says that in Santiago province the Insurgents have increased to 5,000. Gen. Pando has sent to Gen. Parrado a dispatdh from the correspondent of a Madrid news saner. Bavins' that the rebellion in Santa Clara was being vigorously car ried on and that it was impossible to fight Gomez, who avoids engagements with tne bpanisu. THE LOCKOUT IS ENDEP. Window Glass Factories of the Country Will Soon Resume Operations Workers aro Granted an Advance In Wages. ',- Pittsburg, Dec. 20. Window glass factories throughout the United States will be able to resume work just as soon as they can get the furnaces hot enough to begin work. This will be in about three weeks and means work for about 15,000 men. Telegrams were sent Saturday night to the managers of every 'window glass plant in the country to start the fires at once, as a settlement of the wage question which has been so long in dispute had been reached. The workers will resume at an advance which is not as large as was expected and for which such a strong contention was made. Ten days ago a settlement was reached by the blow ers and gatherers. The cutters and flatteners who have seceded from the Window Glass Workers' association were not satisfied with the rate offered and held out until Saturday evening. One week ago a fruitless conference was held by the wage committee of the manufacturers and the cutters and flatteners, when the manufacturers of fered an advance of 12 per cent, over the wages of last year. The parties in terested met again Saturday with all sections of the industry represented. Late in the afternoon the manufac turers made a concession. They pro posed to give the cutters an advance 13 per cent and the flatteners 15 per cent. Heretofore tne naueners have in addition been paid 25 per cent, of the gross earnings of the blowers. This feature was the hardest pill for the flatteners to swallow, but they finally concluded to accept the offer, thus ending an expensive lockout THE CRACKER TRUST. Combine of Three Great Baking Com panies Is Formed with a Capital of 805,000,000. Pittsburg, Dea 20. S. & Marvin, president of the United States Bakery Co., returned from New York yester day and announced that the consolida tion of the three great cracker. com panies of the United States is now an assured fact The deal has been prac tically consummated and only details of organization remain to be settled. The capitalization of the big combine will be $55,000,000, and it will be in operation by January 1, 1898. The three companies entering the trust are the New York Biscuit Co., the Ameri can Baking Co. and the United States Bakery Co. The latter is now capital' ized at $5,000,000, while the other two are rated at $10,000,000 each. Mr. Marvin says the great and pri mary object of the combine is to in vade foreign markets and open up an outlet for the overproduction of baker ies in this country. Another object is to establish a co-operative company, one in which the employes can have an opportunity to own stock, by invest ing their savings in that way instead of depositing in banks. The location for headquarters of the new company has not been decided upon, but New York seems to be generally favored. KILLED WITH A MACHETE. Insurgents Execute a Spanish Colonel Who Urged Them to Accept Autonomy, Havana, Dea 20. Col. Ruiz, of the Spanish army, proceeded into the country on Monday last, having previ ously written a letter to Col. Arangu ren, an insurgent leader. On Kuiz ar rival at the insurgent encampment at Tumba Cuatro he was met by Aran' guren and an escort of 12 men. Ruiz urged the party to accept autonomy and congratulated himself that he would induce them to return with him to Havana. The insurgents in camp had not been prepared for the visit by Aranguren and. seeing1 Ruiz in his uniform and learning the object of his visit, they demanded the application of the pro lamation of Gomez and Redrlguez, which orders the infliction of the death penalty upon all persons who attempt to induce chiefs of the rebel lion to surrender. In compliance with their demands a court-martial was formed and sentence of death was passed upon Ruiz and he was executed with a machete. A later report states that Aranguren was afterwards shot by order of Gen. Rodriguez. DOWN THE FIRE ESCAPE. Firemen Carried Inmate of a Bnrnlng Block A Property Loss of 9335,000, St Louis, Dea 20. A fire started in the building occupied by the Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Co. early Sunday morning, and in a short time the five- story building was completely gutted. The total loss will reach $335,000; fully insured. The fire had been burning some time before it was discovered at 4:40 and at 5 o'clock the south wall and all the' floors began falling. ' W. A. Rutledge, the engineer, and his family lived on the fourth floor. They barely escaped with their Uvea The firemen dragged them uncon scious from their beds and carried them down the fire escape. Five min utes later the floors fell. Several other tenants in the building had narrow es capes, but there were no fatalities. The Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Co. was one of the largest in the world and carried an immense stock. One half of the stock was in two large vaults and was saved, but the rest, well as tbe building and its fixtures, was totally destroyed. The Model Cloak Co. in the north east corner of the building was wiped out sustaining a loss o( $50,000, on which there is an Insurance of three- fourths. Collided at an Open Switch. Pontlac.llL, Dea 20. An open switch on the Chicago & Alton railway was the cause of a collision Sunday after noon between tbe St Louis limited passenger and a freight train on the side track. The brakeman whose duty it was to close the switch was unable to move it' The passenger train was approaching. He jumped on the track and signalled for it to stop. '.The engi neer applied the air brakes and re versed his engine, but it was too late and the passenger went crashing into the freight The locomotives are complete wrecks, 10O Reward IIOO. TIia roaAer nf i.hiu rmnpr will be rjleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages, and that is Cutarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient . strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its cura tive powers that they oner Une Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, 0. Sold by Druggists, 75c. ' Hall's Family Pills are the best. Timely. First Klondike Miner (wallowing through snowdrifts higher than his cabin, his ears, nose, toes and nngers irozen, cbatteringiyi . M-M-M-Merry C-U-U-Uhristm-m-m-mas! Second Klondike M ner (ditto) S-S-S-S- Same t-t-to y-yy-you! ' T-T-T-T-This is w-w-what our f-t-tathers w-w-wouid d-d-a-a- -deheht in calling "A r-r-real old-fashioned C-C-C-C-C-Christmas! "Brooklyn Eagle. All About Alaska. TVsrrintive folder containing five mans of Alaska and routes to the gold fields, the most complete publication of the kind in print- Send 4 cents in stamps to F. I. Whit ney, G. P. (t T. A. Great Northern railway, 3d ana uroadway, ist. faul, Minn. AiasKti, Land of Gold and Glacier," a beautifully illustrated booklet, sent for fifteen cents in stamps. The Great Northern is over 100 miles the shortest line from t. raul ana Minneapolis to Seattle and Portland, tho outfitting points whence steamers sail for Alaska. . ., :: j Struck It Rich, .- i ; . . "I see Plimley's wife has a new sealskin coat." "Yes, he s had a streak of luck." "How was that?" "Got his thumb smashed the dav after lie took out an accident policy for $50 a ween. Vieveiana iieaaer. There la a Clnaa of People. Who are injured bv the use of coffee. Re cently there has been placed in all the grocerv stores a new Breoaration called GRAIN-O, made of pure grains, that takes the place of conee. 1 he most delicate stom ach receives it without distress, and but few can tell it from coffee. It does not cost over as much. Children may drink it with great neneht. 15 eta. and 25 cts. per pack age. Try it. Ask for GRAIN-O. Rendy for Him. "Did vou tell that western customer of ours that you would draw on him if he didn't pay?" - "Yph. snd hp wrote hnolc that if I thouornt : I could draw any quicker than he could just IAS vuiiic vuv kiicic nun J """"ni'S uvn.m and make a settlement. Detroit Free Press. -v nnrttx nut thara in r h mw ohnntmir r f si IT I A Holiday Reduction For the Christmas and New Year holi days, the Cleveland, Akron & Columbus R'y will sell low rate excursion tickets to all points on its line and to prominent points on connecting railroads. Tickets on sale De cember 24th, 25th and 31st, 1807, and Janu ary 1st, 1898, good returning until January 4th, 1898. Ask Agents for particulars. C.F. Daly, Gen. Pass. Agt., Cleveland. Sayings of the People. A German acauaintance of ours thus dis coursed learnedly upon the business situa tion recently:!, "it business is no better next week than it was yesterday two weeks ago, den I'm: a son of a gun,i dat's vat; I hopes" Philadelphia North American. : For Homeseeker's Excursion dates via the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Ry. and infor mation of their tourist sleeper arrangement, address H. F. Bowsher. 435 Walnut St.. Cm-, cinnati, Ohio. . A man never eniors reading auite as much as he does just as his wife is ready to start to cnurcn. Washington democrat. , WithoutDistress roor Health for Years-Hood's Sar- eaparllla Cures Dyspepsia. "My husband was in poor health for years owing to dyspepsia and he could not get relief. We gave him Hood's Sarsapa- rillu, and after be hod taken three bottles he could eat without distress and was able to work." Barbara Rebbero, 139 North Pearl Street Green Bay, Wis. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the best-In fact the One True Blood Purifier. Hood's Pills cure constipation. 25 cents. TryQrain-0! TryUrain-O! Ask you Grocer to-day to show you a package of GRAIN-O, the new food drink that takes the place of coffee. , The children may drink it without injury as well as the adult All who try it, like it ' GRAIN-O has that rich seal brown of Mocha or Java, but it is made from pure grains, and the meet delicate stomach receives it without distress. the price of coffee. 15 cents and 25 cents per package, Bold by all grocers. , Tastes like Coffee Looks like Coffee Inaiit that your grocer gives youQRiIK-0 Accept no imitation. It 0urn Colds, Ooufhi, Bon Throat, Oronp, InHu tut, Whoopinr Couf h, Bronohitii and Aithma. 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