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llY O. S. ll-AWI.EY.
Russia It as a larger proportion of
blind people than any othor European
country. Two out of every thousand
of her people are sightless.
A boy in Berlin only 13 years old
has been convicted of the -crime of
lese majeste, and has been sentenced
to three months' imprisonment.
London's places of entertainment
would hold all the inhabitants of Mil
waukee—about 312,000 and then
there would be several thousand va
In Germany policemen Pn duty can
stop children in the street in school
hours and ask them why they are not
at school. It is suggested in England
this be made the law there.
The San Francisco police arrested,
the other day, thre& men and three
women in what they said was a shop
lifting school. It had counters and
shelves, and the women were being
taught to steal.
Welding by electricity is brought to
such perfection that welding appa
ratus can be carried to a railroad
track and two rails joined as solidly
as if they had come out of the rolling
mill in one piece.
Money is scarce at Anstcok, Me.,
now. A peck of potatoes is the small
est change. They used to pass for a
nickel, but they are only worth a post
age stamp now, and the mail carrier
won't take them at that.
A Hungarian blacksmith recently
sent, as a present to the emperor of
Russia, a horseshoe, a pair of pincers,
a file and a knife, all ingeniously
nailed to a goose's egg, without the
egg being broken. The emperor sent
in return his photograph, a gold medal
and 30 ducats.
According to the bureau of statistics
of the department of commerce and
labor, the world's coal production in
1903 reached the enormous total of
804,000,000 long tons, of which the
United States produced 319,000,000
tons, Great Britain 230,000,000, Ger
many 160,000,000, Austria-Hungary 39,
•00,000, and France 3r.000,000.
But few people have any conception
of Florida's extent. Jacksonville is
about as far north of Mia.roi as it is
south of Charlotte, N. C.—about as far
north of Key West as it is south of
Danville. Va. Ignorance of the extent
of Florida leads to many amusing mis
takes. It takes over 24 hours to go
from Pensacola to Miami. A land trip
from one end of Florida to the other
is as long as from the lakes to the
With its 83,000,000 inhabitants in 1905,
•which are growing at the rate of 15,
000,000 every decade now, the United
States is the largest civilized country
in the world except Russia. With it3
$110,000,000,000 of property in 1905, as
compared with $55,000,000,000 for
Great Britain and Ireland. $50,000,
©00,000 for France, $48,000,000,000 for
Germany, and smaller figures for the
rest of the countries, it is immeasur
ably the wealthiest of the world's na
Canned tomatoes and other red
vegetables and fruits are often col
ored with eosin preserved peas and
beans, as is well known, have the
green color fixed and accentuated oy
the use of a very objectionable sub
stance, namely, sulphate of copper.
Added red coloring matters are often
found in wines. Preserved cherries
are first bleached so as to become
white, then colored a beautiful red,
and many other objectionable prac
tices of similar kinds are indulged in.
When Gen. Kuropatkin was a young
man he was asked to undertake the
editing of a military newspaper. He
declined with the words', "Fighting
battles is much less dangerous."
Fighting battles may not really be
less dangerous, but it is certainly less
vexatious -than conducting a newspa
per in the czar's dominions. The edi
tor must lay himself out to please,
firstly, the imperial court secondly,
a dozen ministers of state, individu
ally and collectively thirdly, half a
dozen censors, and fourthly, the pub
The length of time man has been
known to inhabit the earth has been
proved to be 8,000 years. A. M. Araen
lineau has issued the first volume of
the history of his excavations at Aby
dos, the sacred residence of Osiris.
Here he has found prehistoric tombs,
and from their contents he knows that
they date back 8,000 years. Fortu
nately for the explorer, the Egyptian
of that day thought of death as a state
so closely allied to life that he would
have need of all the necessities and
comforts to be used here, and these
were entombed with his body.
One of the greatest battles in his
tory occurred on October 18, 1813, at
Leipsic, when Napoleon was defeated
by the allied European armies. Dur
ing the last few years funds have been
collected all over the German father
land in order to provide for means for
the erection of an immense monument
in commemoration of this great battle.
This gigantic monument, which will
be the greatest in the world, is now
under construction, and it will be fin
ished to be unveiled on the day of
the 100th anniversary of the great bat
THE LITTLE TOWN LOUISBERG
MINN., 18 ALMOST WIPED
OFF OF THE MAP.
Eight arj Injured, Two Seriously.
Many Buildings are Razed,
Appleton, Minn., March 28.—A cy
clone travcliug north struck Louisburg
at 6:30 last evening. Every business
house was either totally demolished or
Eight persons were injured, two may
die. Physicians from Appleton and
Madison are ciring for them.
Tom Winger, bruised and injured in
ternally may die.
Minnie Winger, badly cut.
Jennie Winger, aged seven, proba
bly fatally hurt.
Johnie Winger, knee hurt and other
Paul Paulson, aged 65, head bruised,
Bennett Berges^n and Roy Beedle,
badly bruised, but lives, saved by hav
ing crawled under a pool table.
Fred Moen, head badly bruised.
QThe heaviest loosers are the Henne
pin Lumber company, lumber yard
and machinery Northwestern Elevator
company Philley & Beedle, hardware,
and Tom Winger, restaurant.
The Luthern ehurch was demolished
and only two houses escaped untouch
ed. The depot was damaged and sev
eral cars were blown oft' the track.
Manv people from the neighboring
towns are inspecting the ruins in the
darkness. It is believed much damage
was done outside of the town.
Rumors tell of several elevators be
ng demolished along the line of the
storm, which took a northwesternly
path. The elevators are undoubtedly
those situated along the Breckenridge
branch of the Great Northern road,
which runs from Watertown, S. D., to
The storin swept down upon the
town suddenly, the atmosphere having
been heavy and the wind changing
rapidly, left the villagers little time
to prepare for the devastating wind.
Louisburg is 115 miles from Breckin
ridge, and 163 miles from the Twin
Cities via the Wilmar-Benson route of
the Great Northern. The exact origin
of the strorm could not be located but
it is suppored thnt it was somewhere
in southwestern Minnesota or north
Upon receiving word of the misfor
tune of the neighboring town, several
physicians at Appleton, eight miles
from Louisburg set out to give aid to
the sufferers, being carried on a hand
Heavy Storm at Fargo.
Fargo, N. D., March 28.—A heavy
electrical storm, the first of the sea
son, occurred last night, followed by a
The rain is generally regarded as
timely to put the soil in proper shape
for seeding, which it will delay for a
FIGHT WITH BURGLAR.
A Burly Burglar is surprised in Ho
tel and He Puts up an
Minneapolis, March 24.—A giant
midnight prowler, surprized by the
proprietor, the clerk and a guest, while
he was burglarizing the kitchen and
dining room of the Windotn hotel, 119
University avenue, SE, fought his way
to liberty with a large butcher knife,
and escaped only after he had inflicted
three painful wounds upon Robert
Shaver, the clerk, who with the pro
prietor, and the guest engaged in a
desperate encounter with the prowler.
Shaver has knife wounds in his hip,
right hand a,nd left arm, which neces
siated the taking of nine stitches by
an Eist Side doctor. The proprietor,
William McKee, has a bruised hand,
while the guest, Charles MeWha, who
is a meet wagon driver, escaped unin
jured. The burglar has a welt some
where on his head from a padlock
which McKee threw at him, and his
clothing is soaked with the blood of
Fargo, N. D., March 28.—Seeding is
general in many sections of the state.
All the farmers seem to have been con
vinced that spring has arrived. The
soil in the Red River valley is in good
condition and everything is favorable.
Farmers who had the nerve to seed
when the thaw came the latter part of
February, seem to have made a hit,
as the grain is growing finely. It will
be able to secure a better root and will
better than other seeded grain.
Many farmers seem to fear a dry
season, and the more enterprising are
spreading as much of a dustbed on top
of the grain as possible to retain the
moisture. Many will roll their
wheat after the dragging and seeding.
Cliaska, Minn., March 28—Men at
work here tearing down the old brick
walls of the county jail, under the
courthouse, to make a coalbin, found
six diamond rings, a gold watch and a
pearl necklace, hidden in the brick
wall of a cell.
Tornado in Kansas.
Eldorado, Kan., March 2&— A tor
struck the business portion of this
city last night, injuring several per
sons, one fatally, and wrecking a ho
tel and school house.
NO DIVORCE FOR
WESTERN JUDGE DECIDES
AGAINST COL. W. F. CODY
IN HIS SUIT.
Famous Defendant Is Roundly Scored
for Heaping Indignities Upon His
Wife in Return for Her Fidelity
Sheridan, Wyo., March 24.—The dis
trict court here has refused the petition
of Col. William F. Cody (Buffalo Bid)
for a divorce. Judge R. H. Scott deliv
ered an opinion of considerable length,
reviewing the allegations and evidence
and giving his conclusions. An excep
tion to the ruling of the court was
noted by Judge H. S. Ridgley, attor
ney for Col. Cody, and his request for
60 days for filing a petition for a
hearing was granted. The motion for
a new trial will be argued at the noU
term of court and in case this is de
nied Cody's attorneys will take the
matter to the supreme court of Wyom
Charge of Poison Disproten.
Judge Scott, in his opinion, said:
"The first cause of action in this case
is the charge of poisoning on December
26^-190©,. or eOEftri tJlmfl prior ^thereto.
The evidence wholly fails to support
this issue, but shows the defendant
was trying to rescue the plaintiff from
a state of intoxication and adminis
tered no poison, but remedies which
she deemed beneficial to him. His in
ability to speak on this occasion did
not come from these remedies, but
came from his excessive use of intox
icating liquors at the banquet board,
and was as humiliating to the defenl
ant as to the plaintiff."
Judge Scott also found that the
charge of unbecoming actions on the
part of the defeudant toward the col
onel's guests was not proven that
there was evidence that she had ever
threatened her husband's life.
Tribute to the Wife.
"She was an over-indulgent mother
and wife, who always took pride in his
success and always looked forward to
his home coming, and made great
preparations to receive him," said
Judge Seott. "She entertained his
guests with cordiality. She did not use
prol'ane language. The poisoning of
his pet dogs was accidental. She
never spoke disrespectfully of him to
his friends or guests. She always ac
companied him to the depot on his
departures and was there to receive
him on his return. In her home she
has a large statute of him in the hall
in her bedroom' she has his portrait
done by a famous painter on her
stand, and her dishes were stamped
and etched with his portrait. Such, in
brief is the character and conduct of
Mrs. Cody extending over a long
period of married life.
"In return for this wifely devotion
the plaintiff has been cruel to her and
heaped indignities upon her. Even if
it were true that the defendant had at
times been impatient with him, and
such impatience has been considered as
indignities, it is also true that she has
had much to contend with. There are
some allegations in the answer that are
not sustained by the evidence. iTrom
•the evidence it does not appear that
the plaintiff was so addicted to -gam
bling as to impair his business abilities
or trustworthiness. He did not use
intoxicating liquors in such quantities
as to interfere with the transaction
of his business."
Held on Serious Charge*
New York," March 25.—Francis P.
Magoun, of the banking and brokerage
firm of Magoun Bros. & Co., of Wall
street, which failed a few years ago,
was held in $10,000 bail for examination
in the Tombs police court Friday on a
charge of grand larceny.
Wisconsin Centenarian Dead.
Baraboo, Wis., March 23.—Michael
Clifford is dead at Reedsburg, aged 102
years. He was born in Ireland and
ocated in Milwaukee In 1834, where lie
ved for 2.0 year?
DEATH OF JULES VERNE.
Famous Novelist Passes Away at
Amiens, France—Short Sketch
of His Career.
Amiens, France, March 25.—Jules
Verne, the famous novelist, died here
Friday. His family was at his bedside.
Verne was born at Nantes in 1828.
Like many other famous authors, he
began his career by studying law, but
he found this profession not congenial
and began to gratify his taste for writ
ing. At .that time the stage offered the
best inducements to a young author, and
he wrote plays and librettos, and for a
time was secretary of the Theater Ly
rique. In 1868 he published his "Five
Weeks in a Balloon," and this decided
his future. He had discovered his pow
er to combine in the form of a story dar
ing flights of the imagination with the
operation of the laws of nature.
He rewrote his stories many times,
having made ten copies of the manu
script of one book before he got it to
his satisfaction. For 37 years he wrote
an average of two stories every year.
His most popular books are "A Journey
to tfyjB/Center of the Earth," "Around
the world in Eighty Days," "Twenty
ThOOTatfd|j||agues Under the Sea,"
"The StfipHKHis Island," "Michael
Strogoff" and "From the Earth to the
Moon Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours,
Twenty Minutes and a Journey Around
BEEF TRUST INQUIRY BEGINS
Judge Humphrey Urges Utmost Se
crecy in Investigation in
Chicago, March 23.—Instructions
were delivered to the special federal
grand jury by Judge Humphrey, in the
United States district court. Wednes
day. Within 15 minutes after the jury
retired the first witness appeared be
fore the body and the sweeping in
vestigation of the packing combine
was under way. Judge Humphrey's
charge had been carefully prepared to
cover every detail of the inquiry. He
first impressed upon the jurors the
solemnity of their office as jurors and
the grave importance of the task they
were about to take up.
He told them they were to probe
charges of violations of federal stat
utes and to leave no stone unturned
to get at the truth. Finally he charged
them to preserve secrecy outside the
grand jury room and talk to no man
upon the subject of their investiga
tions. A. G. Hoffman, of Mendota, was
appointed by Judge Humphrey as fore
man. The jury then retired and began
SNUBS UNCLE SAM.
President Castro, of Venezuela, jRe
fuses to Arbitrate Issues with
Washington, March 25. Minister
Bowen cabled the state department Fri
day from Caracas that President Castro
had flatly refused to arbitrate the pend
ing issues between Venezuela and the
United States. President Castro denied
that Venezuela had questions pending
with the United States, and declared
the case of the New York & Bermuda
Asphalt company must remain in the
courts. The administration will take
no action in regard to the reply which
President Castro of Venezuela made to
Minister Bowen. The matter was fully
discussed at the cabinet meeting, and it
was determined to allow the matter to
await developments. It can be said pos
itively that no determination was
reached which would involve drastic ac
tion on the part of the American govern
Fire Is Costly.
St. Louis, March 27.—The freight
depot of the Anheuser-Busch Brewing
association, located .in the center of its
immense freight yards in the southern
part of the city, was totally destroyed
by fire Sunday, together with 17 re
frigerator cars, the property of the St.
Louis Refrigerating Car company, of
which Adolphus Busch is the presi
dent. The total loss is estimated at
Rockledge, Fla., March 27.—Four
persons were drowned by the capsizing
of a rowboat in Banana river, near
here, during a squall.
END OF WAR BETWEEN RUSSIA
AND JAPAN MAY COKE WITH
IN SIX WEEKS.
Indications Are That Negotiations Are
Already Under Way—Japan Said
to Have Offered Terms Which Rus
sia Can Accept.
St. Petersburg, March 27.—The cry,
"Stop the war!" is increasing. The
folly and futility of carrying hostilities
further are admitted by financiers,
bankers, merchants and, indeed, by the
majority of military men. The latter
foresee the inevitable loss of Kirin,
which would add a hundred fold to the
difficulties of maintaining the army. It
is loudly asserted that the time to
make peace was after Liaoyang, or as
this opportunity was missed, after
Mukden. It is feared another disaster
is impending, and it is believed this
would render the situation hopeless,
leaving Harbin and Vladivostok at
the mercy of the Japanese.
Peace Likely in Six Weeks.
St. Petersburg, March 27.—The in
formation contained in dispatches for
over a week regarding the change in
Emperor Nicholas' attitude' concerning
the advisability of making pacific pro
posals to Japan is fully confirmed, and
in very high quarters peace within six
weeks is regarded as certain. The
positiveness with which this is affirm
ed would indicate that the government
is already in possession of information
as to the Japanese terms, which indi
cate a basis to which Russia can agree.
The exact situation is shrouded in mys
tery. The secret of what has been
done and what is being done is zeal
Pourparlers in Progress.
It is reported, however, from a source
close to the throne that pourparlers are
actually in progress in Paris, but pos
sibly only of a preliminary character,
and that Copenhagen may be the scene
of the first exchanges between repre
sentatives of the two powers. In this
connection importance is being attach-,
ed to the visit of M. D'Iswolsky, Rus
sian minister at Copenhagen, and Bar
on Rosen, former Russian minister to
Japan, to M. Bompard, the French am
bassador to Russia, on Tuesday. The
parties to this conference refuse to ad
mit that significance is attached to it.
In the meantime the foreign office is
Powers Urge Czar to End War.
In this connection it is said that
practically all Europe has lately urged
Emperor Nicholas to make peace, the
king of Portugal being the latest to
make an .appeal. This pressure-from
Europe, together with the military and
financial reverses, appears to have in
fluenced Emperor Nicholas to try to
Russia Has Lost 500,000 Men.
Stung by the wholesale criticism
lately heaped upon the war office for
its unpreparedness and incapacity in
providing the Manchurian army with
men, guns and munitions, the army or
gan Saturday laid hare wuat has been
done since the opening of hostilities,
giving the exact figures. From these
it appears that up to March ii the war
office had dispatched 13,08 officers.
761,467 men, 148,408 horses, 1,521 guns
and 316,321 tons of munitions and sup
plies to the front. Military men find
from the figures a practical admission
that the war has cost almost 500,000
men in killed, wounded, prisoners and
sick, as the whole effective force in
the far east is now believed not to ex
ceed 300,000 men.
PERISHED BY FIRE.
Two Small Children in Wisconsin
and Two Others in Michigan
Burned to Death.
Brule, Wis., March 24.—Two small
children of E. Syring, a farmer living
near -here, set fire to the house in
the absence of their parents"
burned to death. They hid under a
bed from fear of a whipping for start
ing the fire.
Howard City, Mich., March 24.—Two
children of Mr. and Mrs. George Hy
sell have been burned to death in their
home at Alanson, where the father is
a mill employe. The mother upon dis
covering flames in the hous3 rushed
out for help, leaving the one-year-old
girl and four-year-old boy asleep in
bed. The roof fell in just as the
mother returned and the children per
Weil-Known Actor Dead.
New York, March 27.—Maurice Bar
rymore, the well-known actor, who has
been an inmate of the Long Island
home, Amityviile, L. I., for the past
six years, died Saturday of paresis.
He was the father of Miss Ethel Bar
rymore and Jack Barrymore, well
Great Influx of Immigrants.
New York, March 27.—With a total
for the' last week of 26,000 aliens, and
with the prospects of at least 23,000
more to come in on the steamships ar
riving this week, it is probable that all
immigration figures will be broken be
fore the spring is ended.
Sues the Governor.
Chicago, March 27.—P. H. O'Donnell
sued Gov. Deneen for $500,000, which
he charges should have been paid into
the school fund from fees and bond
forfeitures collected when state's at
torney of Cook county.
Eight-Hour Bill Signed.
Denver, Col., March 23.—Gov. Jesse F.
McDonald has signed the limited eight
hour bill passed by the legislature.
"Kadley's one man who doesn't believe
in the old saving, 'there's always ..room
at the top.'"
"Pessimistic, eh? Doesn't believe he'll
ever get there?"
"0! no, you're wrong. He thinks he's
there already and that he occupies all
the space himself."—Philadelphia Pn
Couldn't Do It.
Hix—How did that old millionaire make
Dix—He invented a suspender buckle
that turned into a night latchkey.—De
troit Free Press.
That scratching sound emanating from
Indiana is not all made by the hens the
oets are making some of it.—Chicago
What the Dentist Saya.
Toledo, Ohio, March 27th.—(Special)—
Harry T. Lewis, the well-known dentist
of 607 Sumit street, this city, is telling of
his remarkable cure of Kidney Disease by
using Dodd's Kidney Pills.
"I was flat on my back and must say
I had almost given up all hope of ever
getting any help," (.ays Dr. Lewis.
"My kidneys uad troubled me for years.
The pains in my back were severe and I
had to get up several times at night. I
tried different medicines but kept on get
ting worse till I was laid up.
"Then a friend advised me to try Dodd's
ICidnev Pills and in about two weeks I
started to improve. Now 1 am glad to
admit-X-am cured and I cannot praise
Dodd's Kidney Pill* too highly."
If you take Dodd's Kidney Pills "when
your 'kidneys first show signs 'of 'being
out of order you will never nave Bright's
Disease, Diabetes, Dropsy, Gravel or
Generosity too often consists of spend
ing other people's money.—N. Y. Times.
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund the money if it fails to cure.
E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c.
It takes ladies and gentlemen to create
I am sure Piso's Cure for Censiimptioa
ived my life three years
Robbing. Norwich, N. Y., Feb. 17, 1900.
Innocence that is advertised,—usually
hides some iniquity .—Chicago 'lribune.
EXPERIENCE OF MISS MEBKLEY
She Was Told That an Operation Wa»
Inevitable. How She Escaped It
When a physician tells a woman suf
fering with ovarian or womb trouble
that an operation is necessary, the very
thought of the knife and the operating
table strikes terror to her heart, and
our hospitals are full of women coming
for ovarian or womb operations.
There are cases where an operation
is the only resource, but when one con
siders the great number of cases of
ovarian and womb trouble cured by
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound after physicians have advised
operations, no woman should submit to
one without first trying the Vegetable
Compound and writing Mrs. Pinkham,
Lynn, Mass., for advice, which is free.
MissMargret Merkley of 275 Third
Street, Milwaukee, Wis.", writes:
Dear Mrs. Pinkham:—
"Loss of strength, extreme nervousness
shooting pains through the pelvic organs,
bearing down pains and cramps compelled
me to seek medical advice. The doctor, after
mAiring an examination, said I had ovarian
trouble and ulceration and advised an opera
tion. To this I
strongly objected and decided
to try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound. The ulceration quickly healed, all
the bad symptoms disappeared and I am
once more strong, vigorous and welL"
Ovarian and womb troubles
ily on the increase among women. If
the monthly periods are very painful,
or too ffeluifent and excessive—if you
have pain or swilling low down in the
left side, bearing down pains, leucor
rhcea, don't neglect yourself try Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
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