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I 4 pnniiiJunwM. "JJu~«... ij ,i v. '.' -t If IT DOES NOT APPEAR IK THE REVIEW IT DIDN'T HAPPEN VOLUME 40. (Democrats Elect Harlan Man to Succeed Maxwell. ROMANS RESIGNS HIS OFFICE Democratic Slate is Made up. J. B. Romans Slated as Nominee For State Treasurer. The Democrat State Central commit' ^tee held their meeting at Iowa City on Monday last. The important business of the meeting was the selection of a chairman of the state central commit tee to suceeed Mr. Maxwell who resign ed. Stephen H. Morrisey, of Harlan, •who is said to represent the conserva tive element of the committee waschos ^en. Morrisey has been a strong op ponent of Maxwell throughout the con gest between the anti-Hearst and Hearst men. J. B. Romans* was present and asked to be relieved a9 treasurer of the com mittee, a position he has held for a number of years. Mr. Romans has al .80 been slated as the nominee.for state treasurer on the democratic ticket. IWhile at Iowa City he was interviewed by a Register and Leader reporter and speaking of Mr. Maxwell's withdrawal said: '•It mii.fes a'turm tired." he said. "It was a baby play. It puts every man whoever worked with him in an em barrassing and belittled* position. I caDnot understand why be did it. ''He wrote me some time ago that he was thinking of this course. That A-as since the national convention. I repli ed by asking where in the world he would go. ''Now, the St,. Louis business did not please me and it anything but satistii-d me. 1 object strenuously to the letter of Judge Parker, amending the plat form. But what in the world would 1 do and where would I "Why, maybe it is all wrong, but'the fact is that the democratic ticket and platform are better than the republl i'kii I would rather stay with the dem crats, half bad, than with the republi cans, all bad, as Jerry Sullivan put it in his speech at the democratic con gressional convention in the Seventh district., at Des Moines last Saturday. "Parker at least knows what demo cratic principles are: I doubt if Roose velt has studied political principles enough to know auythirg about them "And as long as Mr. Bryan and other big mt have accepted the situ tion and expect to remain in the party, where they may exert some sort of in lluence, I think that Mr. Maxwell could hlTord to stay in, too. "And so do I think ithat hi:- bolt it foolish, that he will take no consider able number of democrats with him, that he will have a cool reception in the republican party, and that heoughl to have remained in with u^, for if wc* did not get everything we wanted thi time there is a good time coming.'' FOUR KINGS. Tlie khedive of Egypt neither smokes nor drinks. He Is an early riser. He 1B also a linguist, speaking six lan guages. King Edward never uses butter ani» always takes lemon instead of cream in his tea. He wears a No. 8 shoe and a 7% hat. Francis Joseph, emperor of Austria, Is an expert embroiderer, as is also the Grand Duke of Hesse. The grand duke makes many pieces for charity ba zaars. The king of the Belgians is known at "the royal stock jobber." Witli all his wealth and schemes for the getting of more, the king is not happy. He is for bidden to take any but the most simple fare, and the poorest laborer in his kingdom extracts more joy from life than he. 'l'lic Wren. It is to be noted that if more than a year old wrens come directly to their nesting site of the preceding summer. If it is still intact, all's well. There is 110 loitering in the neighborhood, nor has it ever happened, so far as my ob servation extends, that a singje bird appears and a mate subsequently comes upon the scene. The pair arrive together. This is unquestionably true of my doorstep wrens of the past seven summers and suggests that the marital tie is not voluntarily broken, whatever the birds' careers from August to -\pril. The male may lose his mate, but he soon finds another, and the widowed bird may lose her lord, but she prompt ly mates again, and so one or the other keeps the old summer home in mind, and it is never forsaken. It becomes a fixed feature of their lives. Dr. Charles 0. Abbott In Lippincott's. rrf ^fM ^jrv% •s 1.^, S,T r. „, AN AFRICAN ADVENTURE. Paul Iu Clialllu'H First Encounter With a Monster Gorilla. In his "Explorations and Adventures In Equatorial Africa" Paul du Chaillu tells of his first encounter with a go rilla. "We saw an immense one coming straight toward us out of the woods," he wrote. "As he came he gave vent to terrible howls of rage, as'much as to say, 'I am tired of being pursued an^ will face you/^ "It wa3~a lone male, the kind which is always the most ferocious. This fel low made the woods resound with his roar, which is an awful sound, resem bling tlie muttering of distant thunder. He was about twenty yards off when we first saw him. I was about to take aim and bring him down where he stood when my most trusted man, Ma laonen, stopped me, saying in a whis per, 'Not time yet.' "We stood in silence, gun in hand. The gorilla looked at us for a minute or so, then beat his breast with his gigantic arms—and what arms he had!— then gave another howl of defiance and advanced upon us. How horrible he looked! 'Not yet,' whispered Malaonen. "Again the gorilla made an advance upon us. Now he was not twelve yards off. His face was distorted with rage. His huge toeth were ground against each other so that we could hear the sound. The skin of the forearm was drawn forward and backward rapidly, making his hair move up and down and giving a fiendish expression to his hideous face. Again he roared, a sound which shook the woods like thunder. It seemed as if 1 could feel the earth trembling under my feet The beast, looking us in the eye and beating his breast, advanced again. 'Don't fire too soon,' said Malaonen. 'If you don't kill him he will kill you.' "This time he came within eight yards of us before he stopped. I was breathing fast with excitement as I watched the huge creature. Malaonen only said, 'Steady!' as the gorilla came up. When he slopped Malaonen said: "•Now!' "And before the beast could utter the roar for which he was opening his mouth three musket bails were in his body. He fell dead almost without a struggle." THE ALBATROSS. Curious and Elaborate Dunces In Which It Participate*. It is well known that many of the cranes and other long legged wading birds indulge in curious antics that partake closely of the nature of the human dance, but it is not known to many persons that the albatross has the most elaborate and ceremonious dance of them all. Only very few have ever seen the al batross 011 land probably niue persons out of ten who have seen the wonder ful birds at all have observed them only on the ocean. One of the nesting places of this great winged creature is the island of Laysan, in the I'acific ocean, and there at times the ground is absolutely cov ered with their nests. It is on l.aysan that tlie albatross dance was first seen by a lucky scientist. The ceremony begins when a lot of the birds are grouped in a circle. Two will advance toward each other, bend ing and nodding tlieir heads in exact imitation of the human bow. Then they spar with their bills, crossing them gently and still making funny little bows. Then one bird will lower its head and stand quite still in that pose, while the other throws its head back till the bill points straight into the air. It puffs out its breast and ad vances with a queer, fantastic strut, uttering a curious grunt. The other bird begins to snap its bill till it pro duces the sound of castanets. So the two wil^ alternate, advancing and retreating aaA.bowing to each oth er by turns. Sometimes one will pick up a bit of grass or a feather and offer it to the other. Then a second couple will join the dance, nnd at last as many as forty of tlie huge birds may be en gaged in the queer pastime. St. Loiii*. St. Louis is the only lar.w city in the United States which is nut a part of a county, says the Chicago Chronicle. The municipality is self governing. The county of St. Louis has 110 juris diction in the city. William J. Court ney, a clerk In the office of tlie clerk of the federal courts, recently attained his majority, and owing to the peculiar location of tlie house in which he lives he has been puzzled over tint question of whether lie should register to vote ill the city or in St. Louis county. From the latest maps Mr. Courtney finds that the imaginary line dividing the city from the county passes diag onally through the house in which ho lives. The house is 011 the mirth side of Gainblei'in avenue and therefore, if the information bo correct, lies half in the city i.iul half in the county. Mr. Courtney says that under the best ad vice he has got on the question a man should vote in tlie precinct in which ho Bleeps. lie therefore decides to sleep in the St. Louis side of the house and vote in the city. 1 2* AAdrich Ilistorici REPUDIATES TICKET, A. W. Maxwell Resigns Chair manship of State Committee. BITTER IN HIS DENUNCIATION Says the Party is in the Hands of the Trusts and no Good Will Come of it. Will Not Attend Convention, A. W. Maxwell, the hold over chair man of the democratic state committee, has put an end to the contest for the chairmanship by tendering his resigna tion as a member of the committee and as chairman of that body. In the letter he repudiates the ticket nominated by the party at St. L:uis saying that the party is in the hands of the Standard Oil Company and that he does not care to assist in the election of such a ticket,' He says he has not discovered one clause in the platform to commend it to the people and sees no hope for the democratic party or for .the country if by any accident Parker and Davis should be elected. Following is the full textcf the letter a3 sent out by Maxwell. Seymour, la.. July 17—Unable to countenance, aid or support the candi dates or platform of the St. Louis con vention, I have tendered my resigna tion as a member of the state central committee, and as chairman of the same body. The announcement of my determination to repudiate the ticket has been delayed until this date in an efi'ort to persuade myself that there was enough good in the candidate and the platform te justify me in remaining loyal to the ticket. Thus far I have discovered absolutely nothing to com mend it to the voters of the country. It's surrender to Wall street has been so complete as to leave no doubt of I the party's further course. Dominated as it is by the trusts of the country, I can see absolutely no hope for the party in the future and no hope for the country if by accident Parker and Davis should be elected. The party has been bound, gagged and delivered bodily into the control by the very interests I have been fighting for the past eight veart and if its candidates, who are subser vant to the Standard Oil Company and their tru.-ts, shall be elected, it must be without my aid or sanction. 1 shall in the near future issue a more extended statement of my reasons for refusing to support the ticket. In view of my inability to support the ticket, I. of course, shall not attend the convention at Iowa City, (Signed). A. W. Maxwkr,r. ENCAUSTIC PAINTING. The Art Was Practiced by Aucieiit Greeks and Uomana, The use of paint brushes is of great antiquity. But as late as tlie fifteenth century it was customary to apply var nish by smearing it on with the fingers or with a bit of sponge, as the var nishes then used were too viscid to flow well with a brush and could be put on more thinly and evenly with the fin gers. This practice was used in the earliest times of which there is any record. The Egyptian mummy cases bear evidence of having been varnish ed in this manner. The use of fresco, or water color paints, though the oldest, was not the oniy method known to the ancients. The Greeks and Romans especially practiced encaustic painting. Encaustic plaints were made of clarified bees wax, with which, when melted, pig ments were mixed. These paints were applied hot with brushes or spatulie, and when cold they were given a glazed surface by holding a torch or a hot iron near them. The hot iron was called the "cauteriuni." Another method is said to lmve been to melt the wax with rosin, and after the pigment was added tlie compound was allowed to cool to a hard and brit tle mass, which would be pulverized. The colored powders made in this way were mixed with water, so that they could be applied with a brush like fres co paint, after which they were melt ed by tlie cauteriuni. If rosins were tlu'.s used with the wax, a sort of var nish was tlie result. If the wax was used alone, the finished painting was sometimes varnished. These colored, waxes were also used for writing. The 1 red especially was used for royal sig natures, whence the use of red sealing wax for a seal. And this "incausticum," as it was called in the middle ages, is the origin of our word ink.—Cassier's Magazine. Humiiiliij? Ilirilfi. A man who made pets out of a cou ple of humming birds declares they recognized tlie pictures of llowers printed 011 chintz curtains and would try to press their bills into them. Ar tificial fiowers were approached in the same way. .. "V&1. NMMM 1 %v *J$K ^$te: DENISON, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY ao, 1904. ps€5#H#4 i1' Vv: :f.V':Y*/^' 'fit J* V,.. )ON REVIEW CORSET! A CHANGE OF AIR. Wlij It Proves Beneficial When a Person In Ailing To maintain the balance of perfect health in a body so complex as man's, where the circulatory, respiratory, mus cular and nervous systems interact so much upou one another, there is need of very frequent adjustment, especial ly in such a busy age as this. One great benefit of change of air is that the great law of contrast enforced upon us by all natural phenomena is allowed fuller scope for its boiieticent work. The various organs of the body are very really rested by slight changes in diet, cooking, water, new surround ings, people and amusements. The same monotonous daily round of duties tries them as it tries us. and change of work is actual refreshment. •If specific ailments have manifested themselves, then the seashore for a tonic aiul general stimulant, mountain nil" for its aseptic property, a sandy district for ils dryness or a sea voyage to invigorate the whole system will he calculated to ward off what would otherwise spell serious illness. An IntvreNted Juror. An Instance of an interested Jury man was reported not long ago. A jury had been Impaneled, when a man stepped forward and explained that, having been summoned to serve, ho wished to he allowed to do so at once, as he had to attend a funeral at a dis tant place in the latter portion of the week. A place was therefore made for him iii the jury box. The case was tried, and owing to this man's obsti nacy a verdict of acquittal was se cured. It was subsequently discovered that the man had never been sum moned to serve at all and that the pris \jc was his frieud.—Loudon Tit-Bits. 4 CASH PAID FOII PRODUCE Don Take PAPER CHIPS when you can sell your Butter and Eggs at the high est market price and be paid in Cash at E N A 1 "T V., V»i"'" cv we sell the Best Standard Twine at 101-2c per pound. Best Granulated Sugar (cane) for $5.25 per hundred. Kerosene Oil in 5 gal. lots, 13c pet Gallon. Kerosene Oil in 1 gal. lots, 14c per Gallon. Use one of Our "Otsego" Forks orice and you will use no other Geo. Menagh & Co, HARDWARE AND GROCERIES. THE FIT OF YOUR GOWN DEPENDS ON YOUR TRY THE "CASE" AT SARACMOIN SISTERS, WORMS AS CANNIBALS. Que Member of the Daby Brood Eats l*p All ttie Kest. The adult earthworm is one of the most peaceable and respectable crea tures iu existence, feeding chiefly on earth, though not disdaining little bits of vegetable or animal matter. The latter might possibly include pieces of defunct friends or relatives, but there would be uo malice in the matter. Yet this same creature is invariably a can nibal of tlie worst type when it begins life. The parent worm lays quite a num ber of eggs in a little horny cocoon, which also contains a nutritious fluid for their benefit. On this they feed when hatching takes place. One mem ber of the brood, when this supply is used up, turns its attention to the re mainder and devours them all. This unscrupulous and voracious young worm then comes out of the cocoon and for the rest of its existence tries by a blameless life fo atone for its ju venile atrocity. In some creatures of the jellyfish kind the very egg itself is addicted to this revolting practice. It is an irregular particle of living slime, by which its weaker sisters are engulf ed and digested. Sea Level. The waters of the various oceans are not all on a level with each other. Water in the bay of Bengal is 300 feet above the Indian ocean level, and that of the Pacific along the coast of South America Is heaped as high as a thou sand feet or more above the waters in the opposite Atlantic. These eleva tions depend on the attractions of great mountain masses—the bay of Bengal on tho Himalayas and the South Pa cific on the Andes. a Few of Our Bargains 'Ait 1 1 *k 18S§S p* s? lU ISSiil "J W|^r4s»3s ANTISPOONING SOCIETY. Klsaen Rated at Each at Cornell L'nlvemtty. An "antispooning society" is the lat est creation of the women of Cornell university at Ithaca, says the New York World. The new co-ed organiza tion aims to discipline the Cornell men and to teach them tlie rights of a co ed. The provisions of the bylaws provide for a system of fines for vio lations of the principles of the society. If a Cornell man calls at Sage col lege—the dormitory where the co-eds livw— the girl whom he asks for is fined 25 cents, it' she permits him to see her the punishment is increased to 50 cents. The next step is that from which the society derives its name, for if she is caught "spooning" with her caller the fine is doubled and amounts to $1. It' she should be so indiscreet as to allow |lim to kiss her and so unskillful as to not conceal that happening an underlined bylaw provides for a fine of !?2. There are many quiet forest walks about the Cornel! campus, and for en joying one of these with a Cornell man the unhappy member of the anti spooning society is fined $1. For a country drive the same punishment is meted out. l'layiiiK Bridge by Mall. An innovation iu the game of bridge is to play it by mall. Tartners in dif ferent cities having been arranged, tho four select an umpire, who deals four hands and mails one to each. Tho game then proceeds in the usual way, each player communicating his play to the others through the umpire. It is not necessary that the players should be aware of each other's Identity untlll tlie contest has been entJed, "4 .' tf ,*K ,y .» -:V ,stk,p 1 \^f-j:J-ki ,- 1&4 \*V. 4 *1 V* pti 11 1 »3£ •$ •"'fft fd A REVIEW OF WHAT "AS HAPPENED, NOT WHAT HAS BEEN PRINTED. *5» SU, NO. $ If 1 Vf 29 •K -45 4 -JJ r, 4 $ •V. 'ft®I1 •r-va -ri 1!