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'AN ABODE OF THE DEAD.
Not a Cemetery, but the Great Brit ish Museum. To say thai tin- British museum is a dead museum may sound like flat blas phemy to those old habitues of the iu stitutiou to whom its atsmosphere is al most tlie breath of tlieir life and ,to whom its treasures of antiquity and art are certainly the nourishment of their minds and souls. Hut apart from this little band of devont worshipers at the shrine of learning the British tuu ..Beurn seems to me quite dead—as dead 'X- \M a door nail. I have been there many .\Jijt. time, and I went there again and ^^Walked through long an(l silent gallcr- V. ies peopled only by the gods of Egypt, India, cfiina, of ancient Greece and frome and thronged only by-those won l£rful works of sculpture wrought by fcqitiiing hands long crumbled into (he dttat of past ages, but whose spirit of beauty and reverence still lingers in these heroes and heroines of old re nown. In some of the rooms one may sec a few nursemaids relieving the tedium of their daily walk through BToowsbury by bringing their little charges to the museum, where they may amuse them selves and get material for bnd dreams while the nurses themselves have a quiet gossip. In the holiday season also.one may see troops of Americans passing swiftly through the galleries, '"doing" the mu seum with wonderful dispatch and commenting with western levity upon the relics of ancient civilization and the bones of prehistoric men. But. the Londoner does not come. The time that he can spare from lunch hour j,. he devotes to a walk up Choapside, the j^frIftrand or Holborn, "to look at the shops/' The day's work done, lie takes the first train home. On a Saturday afternoon lie prefers a matinee, a game -.tennis or cricket or a few hours on !ie river. I do not blame.linn altocretli but the fact remains that t\!ie P.rit ilsh museum is to him an abode of the dead, which ho regards with the same repugnance as a tomb.—Philip Gibbs in 1UI flfj*f London Mail. FARMER IN WINTER TIME. Steudy .Job* Are Feeding tlic Stocl: mid IveeilnR- AVarm. The great steady winter jobs on ar, American farm in the north nowadays are feeding the stock and keeplnj warm. And keeping warm nowaday* means hauling coal. When "l lived in the country, it meant cutting wood. It meant for-our large family constant teaming day after day from the woods to the wJod yard and a wood pile that must' have covered a quarter of an '•mare.- It- meant toward spring the com ing'of men with a horse power and buzz saw to cut firewood, and that was -.fllniost as interesting an operation a. b:.' thrashing.' 1 Th/fere were other stirring days when the lake had trozen hard ind the lce ^^house was tilled, involving ice cutting more teaming and more precarious ffcliing ,on behind 'loads and going jack in empties. And early in the win- JBtirringoftime!the ier there was momentous and gory killing pigs. Oh, that was indeed a They kill a pig every YJ second, no doubt, in Chicago now j»,adays, but that is mere mechanical routine, with no quality of sport in it. ifc There 'was nothing so very slow Siabout the country winter 111 days as as the civil war. I suppose soap uaking as a domestic industry is as ^dead as household spinning. In those 4times of wood tires and woodashes all ^self respecting lannlies made soap. }.0ur family lyid an outstanding kitch expressly for that use. with a big ^cistern-like hogshead behind it iu which ashes were leached and convenient libs for holding the soft soap. A very indsoine substance is soft soap of the /'proper consistency and complexion, and .a' pleasing exercise it used to be for the» young to stir it with a stick and wWatcfy its undulations. All the super- ffflnousM fat of meat from our kitchen is turned info soft soap in those near aid times.—Harper's Magazine. A. CI Badger'a UIRKIIIK Ability. Tlit "Dorlsiuau naturalist, St. John, one da .timid a badger in a trap not Jnucli injured. Tying a rope to its hind leg, he drove the annual home—strange to say, the captive beast jogging stead ily along in front of him and giving little more trouble than a pig going to market. On reaching home the annual was put lor the night into a paved Court, where it seemed pertectly secure. "Next morning," said St. John, "lie was gone, having displaced a stone that 1 'thought linn quite incapable oi moving. and then, got uway." digging under the Villi,., lie mV TJ. 3'Iie Hitter Truth.! Husband (looking up from a book)— Do yon know what 1 would have done If I had been Napoleon ItouaparteV Wife—Ws I know. Yon would have BP4-led down in Corsica and spent your W'.Mfe grumbling about bad luck and ban) ""'•times.—Philadelphia Telegraph. V: Ills AHrnetiveiiCNN. can't understand how you He—I lould be so taken with Mr. RIakley. There is nothing striking about the man. lie is just ordinary. Slie—I know, but he such an extraordinary Transcript. ordinary in degree!—Boston Knew Her Dictionary. 1 ,"J': it a "Was it exactly pl-oper to call farewell tour?" "Certainly," answered the prima don l»a. "I uever fared better in my life."— '^Vgsliiugtop^Star. lint 8 the .use of having trouble there are so lupny people anxious row It?—.New York Telegraph. t-HPT! leitlMJr ignorant nor careless with It to the future.—Virgil. MILLIONS AT STAKE. CAUSE OF DECLINE OF PENNSYLVA NIA RAILROAD STOCKS. Gould and Iloekrfdlcr Said to Be AVnrrinpr Aitaliixl President Caw Knit—UfvoiiKc For Action Aaniimt Western In Ion Company. Probably the most gigantic conflict of wealth ever waged in this country, which has resulted in the lo^s of mil lions of dollars to thenstockholdera of the richest corporations in the world,' is the war in which the Gould-Kocke fell4r interests are said to be arrayed against A. J. Cussatt, president of the Pennsylvania railroad system. The at tack on Cassatt is said to be in re venge for his action in removing the Western Union telegraph lines from the Pennsylvania right of way. For many years the Rockefellers have been investing in railroad and other properties. Last year they formed an alliance with the Goulds, who control the Missouri Pacific, the Denver and Rio Grande and the Wabash railway systems. The Gould-Uockefeller lines now ex tend from Salt Lake City to Denver by the Denver and Rio Grande, from Denver to Kansas City and St. Louis by the Missouri Pacific, from St. Louis to Toledo, O- by the Wabash and from Toledo to Steubenville, O., by the Wheeling and Lake Erie. The Gould Rockefeller line now building from Steubenville to Pittsburg, the greatest industrial center in the world, of which the Pennsylvania has long enjoyed al most a monopoly, will be finished in a few months. When this small gap of sixty-live miles is built and the hue from Steubenville across the Ohio riv er into Pittsburg is finished next April the Gould-Rockefeller interests will control a new transcontinental railway stretching troni tidewater at Haiti more westward across the continent to within about 800 miles of San Fran cisco. When Gould secured an entrance into Pittsbrtrg last spring the Pennsylvania railroad declared war on the Gould in terests. It happened that a long time contract between the Pennsylvania railroad and Mr. Gould's Western Un ion Telegraph company, in which tin- -wftsi-l A. J. CASSATT. Rockefellers are large holders, was about to expire. Mr. Cassatt refused to renew the contract on any terms. The Western Union sought by injunc tion to prevent any interference- with its business. The answer of President Cassatt was his famous order on May 21 last for the instant destruction of Western Union telegraph poles and wires along the Pennsylvania railroad. Wrecking crews were sent out, and thirty-six hours nearly 2,000 miles of poles, some of them giant masts carry ing from hfty to a hundred wires, were chopped down, a destruction of $3,000, 000 of the Western Union propei'ty in a day. This was the first act of the war. An attack of an extraordinary kind was then begun on President Cassatt with the view, it is said, of driving linn from the control of the Pennsylvania road. Within a few months there has been a fall the price of Pennsylvania stock of nearly CO points, the price going down troin the highest point tin record to the lowest since the Spanish war. \A hat tin? final result of the great battle will be no one can predict, lor President Cassatt is a sturdy lighter, a skilliu 1 tinancier and a'splendid or ganiser and has the conlidenee of the directors oi the road. Alexander Johnston Cassatt begun his work1 lor the Pennsylvania in IMil and continued the employ of the road until 1NS2, during that tune hav ing risen from rodsman to the first vice president of Ihe road. Then he retired to private life that he might have leisure to travel and enjoy life as a country gentleman. More active duties he refused to as sume, devoting himself to horse breed ing at his Chesterbrook stock farm. He was absorbed in these pursuits when Frank Thomson, the president of the Pennsylvania road, died, and on June !). ISOit, the board of directors elected Mr. Cassatt president. Mr. Cassatt began at once to do groat tilings and has accomplished wonders the lour succeeding years Ills most notable achievement is the plan lor running the system into the heart of New \ork city. Mr. Cassatt at sixty-four is a model of vigorous manhood, robust and hearty. Although president of seven companies and director In more than twenty, ho finds lime to devote to the outdoor sports that have kept him young despite Ills years A WONDERFUL INSECT. Oai Companies \nt IVunted Where the Cucujo Flourishes. Have you ever hoard of the cucujo? If you are one of those uufortunatcs who are in the habit of grumbling at gas bills you will wish that the place was swarming with cucujos, so that the gas companies might be circum vented. The cucujo is the firefly of the tropics, and it is the most brilliant of tjie whole tribe of light giving insects or animals. Thirty-eight of them yield one candle power. Photographs have been printed by two minute exposure of bromide plates to their illumiuation. People in Cuba confine them paper lanterns for go ing about the country at night or for indoor lighting. Sometimes they at tach one of the insects to each foot for traveling in the dark to serve as a guide,to the path also they use them as ornaments for the dress and hair. Cucujos are beetles beginning life as grubs. Skipjacks or springtails they are sometimes called because when placed on their backs they jump over with a clicking sound. A small species of the same family is found in Florida and Texas. They have two luminous spots on the thorax and another on the abdomen. Damp evenings are most favorable to the light giving, the object of which is presuma bly to attract a mate. The young lar vae feed largely on snails, to which their bite is poisonous. The luminous organs are developed before the insects leave the eggs. Now, a theory formerly held was that these fireflies stored up light in the daytime lor emission at night, as is done by the so called lumiuous paint of-calcium sulphide. But it was found that they shone as brightly as ever after being confined for ten days in darkness. Some that were carried from Cuba tti Havre in the pitch black hold of a vessel were brilliant on their arrival. A' more striking disproof, however, was attorded by a batch of larv:o hatched in'the dark from eggs laid in the dark on a piece ot rotten wood, the young insects being kept in darkness for the tirst six months ot their lives. They shone as brilliantly as any of the other brollies.—Golden Penny. ODD NOTIONS OF WOMEN. Itosa Bonheiir treasured a small lead image ot St. Anthony ot Padua as a lucky charm. Caroline. Herscliel firmly believed that if she met a crosseyed beggar in the morning it presaged the discovery of a new star that night. George Eliot was a slave to the influ ence ot the hunchback and elubfooted man and diu 110 literary work upon the day when she saw one. Lady Millais, the wife of the great painter, was convinced that the crack of doom would sound tor any one who stepped on a crack in the sidewalk. Harriet Heecher Stowe believed that it was bad luck to throw away a tooth brush winch had outlived its useful ness, and to the anguish of her house hold 11reserved every one that she had ever used. Queen Victoria cherished a number of superstitions, and among them she be lieved that the removal of her wedding ring would surely bring calamity and that a pet Manx cat would bring good •luck to the royal household. Worth Ills Vt eiKlit In Gold. The maliarajah ot Travancore was. on one occasion at least, worth his weight in gold, for lie was weighed against a pure mass of the king ot metals, and. alter the scales were bal anced, the mass of gold was distributed in charity. This custom, called "Tulab hara," is one of great antiquity and is said to lie traceable in Travancore to the fourth century. It is not unknown in other parts of India, though, ot course, gold is only used in the case of wealthy persons, humbler folk be ing content to weigh themselves against spices or gram. On the occasion men tioned the inaliaraiah weighed a little over nine stone. '1 he Iirahnians, it is said, wished to defer the ceremony in the hope that trie ma ha rajah might more nearly approach the weight of his father, who did not undergo the rite until l'orty-seven years old. when he weighed tourteen and three-quarter stone.—Golden Penny. IV Public Sale. I had a bad case of La Grippe about ten years ago which left my Lungs so weak that I have been troubled more or less every winter since until I used FOLEY'S HONEY AND TAR, which cured me completely and my Lungs no longer trouble me.—J. H. BROWNING, D.D.S., Orrick, Mo. ft t" |_ .j 1 The undersigned wilt offer for sale on the John Siotrjohn hum in Eist Boyer township 2$ miles eouttaeaet of Denison, on MONDAY AN'Y 25th 1904. the following property: Horses, cattle and hogs. One colt, .will be year old in June, one bay mare 14 years old. one bay mare lOyears old, two ponie? 5 years oil, one buy horse 3 years old, one stable horse 5 years ol». Six heifers coming 3 years old, all with calf^two heifers coming1 2 years old, two- cows, one 4 years old the other 7 years old, one calf. Forty shotes. One disc, only used one year. 1 set good work harness, 1 Champion binder, one situble plow, one Jennie Line corn plow, nearly new: one McCormtck mower. I Champion hay rake, good as new. 1 cornplanter with 100 rods of w're. T.rnu—Sums of $10 and under cash On sums over that amount a credit of one years time will be given on approv ed notes bearing 8 per cent interest Sale commences at 1 o'clock P. ED WHITING W.J. MCAHREN, Auet. W. LAUU. Clerk. 3,00 MoreThan Hair Fare Via Chi cago (jreat Western Railway. To points iu Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas. Louisiana. Missouri, New*Mex ico, Oklahoma and Texas. Tickets on sale December lBt. and 15th, 1903 and January 5th and 19th, 904. For fur ther particulaos apply to any Gaeat Western A tent, or J. P. Elmer, G. P. A., Chicago, LI. THE JEWETT A Vest Pocket Doctor. Never in the way, no trouble to carry easy to take.-picatiut and never failing in results are DevVitt's Little Early Risers. A vial of these little pills in the vest pocket :s a certain guaran tee against heodttche, biliousness tor pid liver and nil ot the ills resulting from constipatio". They tonic and strengthen the liv, r. Sold by Rudolpd Knaul and Cassady & Co. For Sale. —Forty !ure bred barred Plymouth Rock cockerels, J. M. Holt strain. These are fine birds and will be sold at a bureain. A. D. BliiNK, Rte 1. 89-2t Cured After Suffering 10 Years. B. F. Hare, Supt. Miami Cycle & Mfg. to. Middletown, Ohio, suffered for 10 years with dyspepsia. He spent hundreds of dollars for medicine and ith doctors without receiving any permanent benefit. He says, "One night while feelinjr exceptionally bad I was about to throw down the even ing paper when I saw an item in the paper regarding the merits of Kodol ^Dyspepsia Cure. 1 concluded to trv it and while I had no faith in it I felt better after tlie second dose. After using two bottles I am stronger and better than I have been in years, and I recommended Kodol Dyspepsia Cure to my friends and acquaintances suffering from stomach trouble." Sold by Radolph Knaul and Cassadv & Co.) One Minute Cough Cure For Coughs, Colds and Croup* THAT'S ALL" FOR LUHBERHcN We build a special machine With S6 characters. FLR INSURANCE Companies we make a "special policy machine. Ask aboutit. 5I7 Jewetts in use Des rioines Ask for prices on oor^'J^wett-Carbon" and Ribcons. Jewett Typewriter Co. Home office and Factory DES MOINES, IA. California Oregon and 4 rt ti Washington Fast Through Trains Daily over the only double-track railway between Chi cago and the Missouri River. Direct route and excellent train service. Two trains a day to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland Through service oi Pullman compartment, drawing-room and tourist sleeping cars. Dining cars, library and observation cars, buffet smoking and free reclining chair cars. Daily and 'Personally Conducted Excursions For tickets and information apply to agents of The North-Western Line or addrcu W. B. KNISKERN PASSENGER TRAFFIC MANAGER CHICAGO •W134 11 $ 'W v. in IOW^A. and SO. DAK. SALES DEPT. GEO. LOARTS, Mgr. 606-608-610, Locust St: .v Des Moines, la. tH WRFF I LA GRIPPEtfPNEUMONIAE So many people who have apparently recovered from an attack of La Grippe are stricken with Pneumonia. This is due to the./act .tjiat the Bronchial Tubes and Lungs are left weakened and unable to resist disease. not only cures La Grippe Coughs, and prevents Pneumonia, but strengthens the Lungs so they will not be susceptible to the development of serious lung troubles. Do not take chances with some unknown preparation that may contain some harmful drug when FOLEY'S HONEY AND TAR costs you no more and is safe and sure. Contains no opiates. L. Sf 4 S 1 /••O t* /'iv1 0. 1 i. in« 50c bottles contain two and one-half times as much as the small size andtthe $1.00 bottles, almost six times as much. SOLD MID RECOMMENDED DY 1:1 (Ml JGkJEM-l^uMLA MMMJBS Change in the Train Service Illinois Centr R. B. •Train* No 5 West Bound due Deni« son at 3.17 and No. 6 oast bound due Denison at 1 will be disoon tinned, effective Sunday. Nov 15. Notice to Clergymen. Owing to a delav in adoption of Clergy rules for 1904. The Illinois Central R. R. Co. will honor joint Western passengers Association Olergy permits for 1903, up to and including January 31st. 1904. The New Omaha Short Line. Of the Chicago Great Western Rail way offers two finely equipped trains each way daily. The flyer running every night makes connection in Uniom Depot, Omcha. for Denver, Salt Laks City, San Fraocisco, and all points west. The Day Express is tae best tram for Austin. Mason City, Fort Dodge and Omaha. For: urther infor mation apply to any Great Western Agent, or J. P. Elmer, G. P. A., Chica go, 111. Christmas and New Year Holiday Kates. Fare and one-third for the round trip to points within a radius of 200 miles via the Chicag Great Western Rail way. Tickets on sale Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st, good returning until 4th. For fur ther information apply to any Great Western Agent, or J. P. Elnier, G. P. A., Chicago, III •sa It Aiinouceineuts Illinois Central II. Direct to Havana. lii Jlhtiois Cuntrnl R. U. to Ndw Orleans and the weekly southern Pacific 8. S. Louls iana" to Unvana. LeaveCliicaKoSaucI (Jincin imtui Friday moining, leave St. i.onls and. Louisville Friday noon, arrive New Orleuna Saturday 10:00 a. m.. leave Saturday 2-.0O p. iinlvinf? at Havana Monday morning. Round-trip and one way tliroujtli Hotels at /*»*." unusually low rates. Eree Illinois Central It, it Illustrated jfolder on Cuba, giving alt particulars, on application. Ocean Steamships From Sew Orleans. Ocean steamships sailings from -New Or loans for Mexico. Panama,1 central and 1 Sobtli America, West Indies aud Kurope con eisely set forth in a .special tolder issued by tbo Illinois Central K. II. fcend fcir a copy Mexico California. Tour of all Mexico via Illinois Central li- 14. '•••••. under escort of lleau Campbell. Ueneral Manager tlie American Tourist Association, Qutucy Building, 113 Adams St.. Uhlcag* leaves Clneago .Iauuarv 2ti. Select clientele. LtuuteU. All exclusive -privileges, indepeu deut travel. Special I'ulluittu Vestibulo Train, Drawing rooms. Compartment. Library \s I and1 Music itoom. with the largest Dining Car in tho world, and the famous open Top 1 observation Car. Chililitli. special Baggag« Car. Tickets Include all expenses every where. 1 special Tours of Mexico and California vl» the Illinois Central and J»«sw OrU»iu.s under I the auspices or Raymond & Wlmoomb. will Chicago I* rhla.v. Feb.'lii. and St. Louis Satur day. Feb. 1.1, l'.t04. for Mexico and California I namely New Orleans. Including a stopover at a. I the MarJl Gras also from Chicago-Friday, .• March -itli, and rit.-Louis Saturday. March 5. for California, via the Illinois Central iLna I New Orleans. Entire trips made in special '.private vestibule trains of finest Pullmans, "v (with dining car service. Fascinating trips, complete In every detail. 1 Illinois Oeutral Weekly Excursions t» .California. Excursion Cars through to Los'- Angeles aud San Francisco as follows: Vl» .New Orleans rud the Southern Uimte every 1 Wednesday from Chicago every Tuesday from Cincinnati. Via Omaha and the Nceni« Uoutc every Wednesday from Cli cago. Mardi Gras. This occurs at New Orleans on l-'ebruarv 18, l'J04. For it excursion rates will be in effect to New Orleans on specific dates which your local ticket agent will be able to advise you. New Orleans. A delightfully unique city for the tourist to: visit. Winter tourist raves now in effect. Double dally service and fast steam heated vestibule trains with through sleeping cars. w. buffet-lib. ary smoking car service and all "mea son route in dining cars. Ask for an I us at 0 1 1 011 fc G. VACHER, 157 Osgood St., Chicago, says: "My wife had a very severe case of La Grippe, and it left her with a very bad cough. She tried a bottle of FOLEY'S HONEY AND TAR and it gave immediate relief." 1 N O an Gnlfport, Miss. The Uri at jsoutheru Hotel, at Culfport. Misa the Mexican lulf Coast, has C.-ii* rooms sin gle or en suite, with or without liatli. Meaia heat, electric light, hot. and cold running water, and telephone In every room. Keaehed via Memphis aud the Illinois 1 eutral's fast morning trains, carrying sleeping and buffet— library cars, with a single change, on saniu'M train en route at Memphis, into throughsleep-iSii ing car to Gulfport. sen! for an illustrated1*^ Hg folder describing Culfport and tlie hotel. Florida. riirongli "Dixie Flyer" Heep.na Car l.ineS St. Louis to Jacksonville and Chicago to Nashville, the latter connecting en route with through Jacksonville car ftoui .St. Lonis.a: Houie viaNashvill. Chattanooga and Atlanta.^ Hot Springs, Ark. Through ficeping Car between cliicago and Hot. Springs, carried oil the I'tntral's last Pu.imau vestibule. •Limited' t'tiin. send for book describing this most interesting of health and pleasure resorts. Full Particulars concerning all the above ran be hud of a ents of the Illinois rentral..oi- bv address ing the nearest, ol the undersigned" represen tatives ot tli" "Centnal. A II. HANSON, 1\ t-'H M) 1 'j* Jf*]* A.. Chicago. 1 11. .1. MhliUY, A.ti. A Duliiniue. Iowa. fflr iV is