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K. 0. NICTTI.KTON CO., Tub. HtTCHlNKON, KAN'S. KANSAS ITKMN tr INTKIIIMT, George V. Powey, ft cmiisln of Ad miral Dewey, Ih nslcing to be appointed postmaster (it ("hnimte, Nhuwnoo county voted against tlio proposed levy for 'fixing itp th" -state fair grounds at Topcka, Chase 'county apple growers aro lio cninlngdospernW', They cannot Hud u market for their apples, C. .1. Miller, if Obcrlln, lvhllecuttlng out cuttle was thrown from his horsu Mini dragged to dragged to death. Thofl;'nil report of the Kansas su preme court will he" ready for those who want it, orrn-tiMio In December. .Julia V. V. Harris, of Wellington, Ih Ihc only wottmn lawyer of Khiisiih who practices before the supremo court. R( ports arc out that oil has been dis covered near llliii'liHtoni!, Sunnier conn ty, between Caldwell and Anthony. Tho plow of Physician lit thn Insane asylum at Topcka is vacant and linos arc out. to llnd the best nmn to 1111 It. A new Congregational church Ih to be built lit Osborne. It. will boof stonu ami will cost between 8:1,000 and 84,000. Throw hunks of Siillnil hold deposits amounting to Sl.llll.UM.r.il. which Ih nver 47K for .every Inhabitant of Saline enmity. Thirteen bunks do the business of the M,0m )c(iilo of Hrown uimnty, The combined assets of these IiiiiiUh Ih '.',lT,OO0.ri3. Galena Is trying1 the I'nitod StatcH courts to further the ollWt to force down water rates 40 per cent, accord ing to the city ordinance. In and within three miles of Cherry vale there are 30 gas wells with a pro ducing enpaelty of UI0 million cubic feet daily; equivalent to li.SOO tons of coal, or 400 carload Tho Catholics are building now churches ut Frontcnae, Chlcopco and Grecnbush. Work has commenced on & hospital ut Pittsburg and a newsehool building will be built there. Tho binding twine plant at the .Kau nas penitentiary will start to work alxuit January 1. Warden .lewett has secured enough sisal to keep the work going through the winter months. Superintendent Church proposes to rigorously prosecute the Mercantile Fire Insurance company, of Chicago, n ml Its agents In Kansas for doing busl JnesH without a license uud for refusing to scttlo losses. The counties of KUnton, (Jrant, Mus sel. Morton, Stephens, .Seward and Meade , and a part of tho counties of Hamilton, Finney, Kearney, limy, Ford and Clark are not within tho Louisiana Purchase. Hev. P. IT. Anderson has just re turned to Abilene from tho Klondike, where his mines have this year given a largo fortune, anil bus purchased sev eral farms In tho county and settled bis relatives upon thorn. Tho present term of the supreme court has on tho docket 114.1 cases. It will take the court a year to catch up. There arc about 40 new cases coming in monthly, which would make 1,000 cases in sight for the next year. The old law suit over the mineral springs properly at Carbondalo has reached a verdict In the Kutporiii dis trict court for 817,000 damages for tho Jlurillcks. The case Is against the Car bondalo Investment company and it has been in the courts for 1 1 years. Hd Winchester of Leavenworth, bus has had a leg amputated. It was the result of Injuries received In u football game. Cattlemen are buying up tax deeds and unsold school lands in western counties, taking every acre they can ,gct hold of. II. L. Jones, lined 71, the tlrst mem ber of the legislature from Saline coun ty, is dead, lie was the original "Buf falo Jones," representing a large section of tho state which was then covered with buffaloes, Reports received by Superintendent Nelson from 'J5 of thu lll.'i counties of tho statu show that 1.10 new school houses have been built during 1 1)01 . Tho second jail delivery within a month occurred at Great Itend. Four prisoner? took a stone out of tho wall ami the next day were dodging blood hounds, lllucklcg among young cattle In Sedg wick county Is attributed to sudden change of tlie stock from grass to pas turage on early sown wheat with a rank growth. Two sets of h'irs and tho state of Kansas are trying to get tho property left by John Gainer, of liutlor comity The state's claim in based upon the alien law which was In force at tho date, of Gainer's death. Hev. Thayer, who ban been pastor of the Congregational church of Wichita for a number of years, during which the tine edifice, now occupied by that congregation was erected, has resigned having been chosen to succeed Hev. L. I', Broad as Held agent of the Congro. Rational Home Misuiouarv society. Eplzootlo is 'prevalent among the liorsos of Saline county. Mulvitno recently shlrped 3,500 bush shuls of apples to Texas, Tim Catholic cathedral to be built in Wichita will cost 8.10,000. Many Sumner county wheat Holds show a growth of T-i inches. Harbor county cattle are being taken for pasturage to Pratt county, Typhoid fever cases arc reported In almost every paper in Northern Kan sas, Captain Admit), Clark, of Lawrenee., bus boon appointed a lieutenant lu tlwi regular army. The Kansas state lodge of Sins of Herman Is to meet in Topeku, Novem ber It) and Hi, Indian Agent Hound) has paid 910. H00 to the hatidfull of Indians still in Franklin county. Old Kith Kansas veterans are trying to get the survivors of that regiment together In a reunion. Dispatches from Anthony get pult lishcd which Indicate that the Orient Is rather slow in its ocrutlons in that vicinity. Tho supremo court did not decide tho Topcka mayoralty contest last week as expected, Neither did it reach the eight-hour ease, Fire destroyed at Hutchinson, the lllue Front livery barn, the (irand Central hotel, a laundry, a printing olllco and a restaurant. F. I. Mead, of Dexter, a cattleman, has boon Indicted for putting to bis own use money sent him by a Kansas City commission man for expenses. The Kansas cotton mill at Indepen dence has boon leased to a new com pany and will begin operations in a. few days, It will employ about lull men during the winter. The free employment agency in T peka has made up quite a list of purtic who have oll'cred bribes to be put in good places. No olio on this list will ever be helped by the agency, (!, W. Proctor, a juryman at Fort Scott, in a criminal ease, was arrested for taking a newspaper into the jury room and insisting upon reading an ac count of tho trial to the jury, Pearl Pagett and Frank White left llelolt for Denver to buy 3,0110 Mexican lambs. J, W. lliggins, of Cawker, Is Interested with them. They have made sheep raising a successful specialty. The Wells Fargo company has com menced building a pressed brick struc ture In Hutchinson, for their own use. It Is to be by l .'O feet and two stories high. They will need it all, especially during the fruit season. Two men of Marysvlllo, with eastern capilal to back them, propose to have by May next, the largest plaster plant in thu I'nitod States. They have taken a 30 year lease on a ((uurtcr section in Marshall county which Is rich In gyp sum. The supreme court decides that :,chool district warrants are not affected by the statute of limltatloif, and must bo paid. The Importance of this decision j Is great as there arc thousands of dollars of unpaid scrip and warrants which were issued in boom days. The sbuep upon which grew the llccco that gives Kansas the world's record for heavy llcece is a Merino, born mid bred In Sedgwick county. His llcece, when 2 years old, sheared 3".'j pounds; when 3 years old 44 j pounds, and when four years old M pounds, Kansas claims the biggest horse In tho world, He wus raised by X. i Stout, of Troy, Doniphan couniy. Ait average horse weighs 1,000 pounds, but this animal is twenty hands high and bis weight Is just '.Ml'.' pounds, making hiiu us big as two horses, with more than a third of another to spare. The new Mitchell county court house at llcloil luis a room especially designed for a rest room for women of the conn t v who come to town. The California Limited wilt pick up the fast mull cur ut. Newton and take It to La Junta , and the returning lim ited, No. 4, will take It back to Kansas City. Henry Williams, of (iaylord, Is be coming quite wealthy by fattening cat- tic on alfalfa. This your he has 400 head in his feed lots which he will feed this winter. Judge Har.cn, of Shawnee county, de cides that an assistant attorney general cannot punish a witness who refuses to give him evidence, under the inquisition law, which gives that power to county attorneys only. A combination of Baptists has pur chased Campbell university nt Holton, and have changed Its name to Campbell Collegiate Institute. The Scottish Kite reunion In Topcka will bo November 20 to 29 inclusive. Tho out of town Masons will be enter tained on Thanksgiving. Otto Miller, chief of the Springfield, 111., lire service, visited in Topcka re cently. Twenty-seven years ago he was with Chief Wilmurth In tho old volunteer lire service In Topcka. Wil marth is there yet. November 4 was the 20th anivcrsary of tho pastorate of tho Rev. W. N. Page, of tho First Presbyterian churcb of Leavenworth. There were 1(13 mem bers then of whom theru aro left only 41, During his pastorate Mr. Page bus received 1,700 members. . The pres ent membership Is i'7. PLUTOCRACY'S AIM IS TO MUZZIE THE HONEST POR TION OF PRESS. Ai Having rumhSMHi tha UUhuiiMt I'upura - freedom for IMahoiiaat Frees ail Muaala far lloiieel. Trend Is tha AUu mt CwjMtraUoua. Thn attempt of the plutocrats to muzzle a free press and free speech Is an old as the government. Hamilton and the Federalists tried It and wero so thoroughly defeated that as a party they disappeared' Irwn the stage of American politics, hut their teachings tinfortunutoly did nut die with them, and now appear again under the stress of natlonul misfortune, taking advan tage of popular excitement to again rear Its IiIiIcoiib bend. Tho Nashville News well describes this when It says, An arbitrary government mid a freo press can never agree' together without an explosion. This Js a self-evident fact, and Is the touching of history, It Is as well known to the gentlemen who are seeking to monopolize the In dustries of the nation and lax till the people for their Industrial benefit as it was to Thomas Jefferson or any other of the founders of the government. Froo speech Is eHBeutlal to a freo pco plo, and the one cannot exist without the other, Undoubtedly tho blackest portend of trouble In the future which bus recently shown Itself is the dis graceful attempt of tho organized cap ital of the country, through Its subsi dized newspapers, to use tho sentiment aroused by the mittouul misfortune of tho murder of the president, as an ex cuso for an attack on the freedom of the press, If this wero an Isolated case It could bo put down to the Idiosyn crasy of some hysterical editor, But It Is national uiul shows unfortunately from tho number of papers engaged lu it, that an enormous percentage of the dally press has been acquired by tho same' Interest which now controls prac tically nil the transportation lines, the ooul oil, the ships, tho Iron, tho stool, the coal nnd the agricultural machin ery plants, and which Is reaching out after a monopoly of the hardware, the rot.ull dry goods buslines and the fed eral Judiciary. The order has been Is sued, uud from Maine to California tho chorus of yelps and howls from the pack has answered vociferously. The burden of tho song Is tho same in ev ery case. Tho cry Is "yellow Journal Ism," and the (lemiind Is that tho gov ernment be allowed to decide what may be said and what may not he suld In u newspaper about public affairs. CIVIL (lOVKRNMKNT OVIJIUUIJIIKN, Tho civil government In tho Philip pines which was established on Dec laration Day to emphasize that a cer tain amount of freedom had been in augurated and to carry out promises niado to these Filipinos who surren dered, Is a farce. It now appears the military claim full authority and have ordered tho deportation of n civilian who on appeal to the Supreme Colin, that the civil end of the dual govern ment has set up, has been ordered re leased under a writ of habeas corpus. General Chaffee, however, holds that tho court has no such power und Is In fact a figurehead to please the Filipinos nnd fool tho American peoplo Into be lieving that peace exists there, and has nppeuled to the war department, who Is, through the president, the real power under the extraordinary Spooner amendment. The trouble arose from the fact that the government has been trying to carry wntor on both shoulders, to bo prepared to truce Its authority to either sourco as legal exigences may ."em to require with a view to meet ifce constitutional questions that are before the United States Supreme Court. If the civilian can be deported by the military commander there can certainly I.) no civil government In the Philippines, and tho expensive one that has been sot up is worthless. 1.1111)11 LOOKING .tllKAII. The steel strikers appear to have if.'Wiied a lesson from the result oi tlntr late repulse by tho steel trust, for their organ, the National Labor Tribune, In discussing tho effect of the strike, says: Now, us a mutter nf fact, there is never likely to be a tlnm when tho steel corporation can afford better to precipitate a fight than It could the past summer. What it fears, and what every other trust fears, above every thing else Is a public anti-trust agita tion which will nffeet tho elections, and either bring about hostile legisla tion by the existing congress or bring Into power n congress representing a hostile political party. A year from next month a now congress will be elected, Two years from that again there will be elections for not only a new congress, but for a new president. The best time for a strike, from the company' standpoint, Is when there Is no political campaign In progress. Tho worst time, from Its standpoint, Is tho time of a campaign of some Import ance. Till.: COAL TKI'MT. The coal trust, it now appears, can work the double twist on the price of coal. As the trust controls the rail roads that carry the coul and nlso owns tho coal mines, they can, when they have raised the price of coal to the top notch, give it an extra twist by raising tho frelsht on coal, "ull the traffic will bear," as the following in terview in the Washington Post shows: "While the recent combinations of rail roads in this country have not mate rially advanced freight rates so far as coal Is concerned, they have resulted In the price of coal being Increased," remarked Mr. John Duff, a coal Jobber of New Bedford, Mass, "You tee." hi continued, "All but about 15 per (mi of the total output of coal of the Unit ed States Is controlled by the railroads, Prior to the consolidation the roads owned as many mines ah they do now, but It was Individual ownership, and competition kept the price down, Now there Is no competition, and as a re sult wo pay Just about $1 a ton more for coal, both hard and soft, (ban we did one year ago, "The Lehigh, the I'll! hole phi i and Heading, the Delaware, Lackawanna and Wostern, the Jersey Ceutrul, and the Pennsylvania roads in the big Mor gnn syndicate own practically all the coal mines In this Kaslern section, They secured them by Increasing freight rates to the mine owners along their lines, thereby compelling them to sell out. Railroad rates for shipment of coal are ubotit the snnie, but they stay down because tho companies don't have to put them up. 'They put the In crease on the coal Itself, Of course we here In the East ship most of our con I by water, but most of the barge com panies aro controlled by tho railroads of the combination, Rarrs have not advanced for water shipment, because an Incrense would Immediately drive many vessels now carrying other prod ucts Into the coal business, THE ritKNIIIKNT AND TIIK TKIHTM, President Roosevelt In his Minneap olis speech dollvered but a few weeks before his accession to the presidency, said: "We shull tlud It necessary In future to shackle cunning as In the past we have shackled force, The vast Individual and corporate fortunes, nnd the vnBt combinations of capital, which have marked tho development of our Industrial system, creato now conditions und necessitates a change from the old attitude of the state nnd nation towards property." To which the Kansas City Star re plies: "These aro pointed and direct sentiments Inspired by conditions to which no thoughtful and sober-minded man can hu blind. They are not littered In any spirit of Intemperance agitation or any false alarm for polit ical pui poses. They come from an In fluential member of the party which capital In modern years has regarded as its chosen champion. They do not proceed from a poison who bus ex cited the suspicion of the conservative element by the radical character of his opinions," If President Roosevelt tries to shackle the trust and corporation, which are ull noted for their entitling, he will split tho Republican party Into two camps. Ho will have the common peoplo with him, but the Republican politicians will bo ugalnst him, at least tho most Important of them who are maintained In their places by the money of tho combines. Hut Presi dent Roosevelt making a stump speech and Roosevelt as President may be en tirely different persons. (I ACE AM) 41AMIILKUM. The Wall street sharks and their side partners, the bunkers thereabouts, should keep u tighter muz.lo 011 some of their number or buy up some more of the newspapers that are npt to let the cat out of tho bug. To work their graft on the United States treasury they should all stick to the same tale, or the people will be Rsklng with more emphasis than they are now, why tho treasury should be run In tho in terest of tho banks and the Wall street gamblers, The bankB of New York made a demand on Secretary (in go for money. Ho gave it to them out of the United States treasury in order that the money stringency might be re lieved. Now comes a banker of New York Forgan of the First National who says In the Chicago News: "At tho sanio time our deposits are keeping up In a highly satisfactory way. Conn, try banks are not withdrawing their balances und this Is doubly gratifying when applied to the Institutions In the northwest where heretofore thu de mand at this time of the your has necessitated a heavy diminution of the moneys deposited In thn reserve cen ters." I'nder the circumstances w hy do you suppose Mr. Gage was so ready to extend aid to the New York blinkers. The financial organs of Wall street uro hinting that another combination of capital will soon be announced that will be more startling than the enor mous Steel trust, but they do not toll us what line of enterprise Is to be monopolized. The consolidation of all tho railroads Is about due, Instead of the community of Interest plan they are now working under. In vustuess of capital and the number of men em ployed that combination would bo a fearful menace to our political Institu tions which would make thousands of votcis at the beck and call of one man. The Inevitable result of the Imperial istic tendencies of tho government Is found in the annual report of the heads of bureas of the army and navy, They all demand moro officers und more men, and tell of the great, dan ger to the country If their demands are not complied with. As the army has been raised to a maximum of 100, 000 men and the naval force largely Increased by the last congress, the formw at all events far beyond what Is necessary, these demands for a stlil greater Increase Is pretty good proof that the Democratic charge of militar ism is rapidly being accomplished. A report Just issued by the English Hoard of Trade gives statistics of the changes In rates of wages nnd tho hours of lnbor. Tho great feature is ! tho rise In coal miners' wages, which In the different districts rango from 36 ' to 43 per cent. No wotider tha English nre unable to compete with American coal, with our lower miners' wuges and much lass value of coal lands. COMPLETE MARKET REPORTS aataa Clly, CATTLK Hvjf I 4 7 ( 1KK1S Chnlnsto hntry tm Ut WHKAT-Nn.ll hard met roiiNNn.il MUbiI iu 4 II A Y-Clinlni) tliimlhj II! fx I 14 Cliolra pritirl U iki r,t nt'TTKU ', 17 i fcXJUN (j Chlaaga. wliKATNo.lliar4 7X H IKHIN-No. S ut OATH-Nd.9 40 U it nt. I.onli Mva Nionk, MKRVKH 4 7 HTOCKKHHA KKKDMHS,,, 'J 1U1 (A Hdiri'lllCltNSTEliHrt l 7J Cotton, (I II 6 Ml 7.1 mi'i n no DM 111 ill 111 1 '4 ill'i it 4'l 4 4(1 4 Ml UnliiniU 4 7-lM 7V out MVKIMWH,,, NliW VOIIIC. UAI.VKSl'lIN, Wichita drain, 'linn. I'lnw. Illvh Tatar Vilay, W 5M, 7.1H 7;'J 71V ;n ? 71114 ;iw hD'i Wi IWM ,VH 11.' 1 ;' tux in! .110; HSS Jfi'i IU'( 4 1 a 4l. Ho Opan WIIKAT Niiv Diw Mnv OOHN lliw Mitr ..... OATS I leu Mar ;-. Mm, M-a III' I WIcMla Lira NtuH, HODS t ,1 411 ',' IS CO Chlnano Live Mliink, dOOHTOI'HIMK 1 11 ill n AM rows ,t IIKIKKK I .' f ,1 iki STOCK KHH A PKIillKKfl.,, I) ml S 41 TKXAS l-'KU lIKiiVICH .Ilia ,7D Inn IIOOS II mi ;j THE LATEST NEW5 IN BRIEF. The t'nlon PnclHo is putting In the block system from Kansas City to Den ver. The Is-cf packer arc looking forward to higher prices In the neiii' future re sulting from the decrease of the vlsiblo supply of cuttle, J. J. Frey bus resigned active rail road operations In Colorado to devote bis time to the TrutiK-Miixloin railroad, of which he Is president, LI Hung Chang was placed lu the wiiue costly eotlln of teak wood, beauti fully lacquered, which he took with liiuion his trip around the world. Stookmeu assert that the unfavorable methods of administering the public lauds Is causing a serious shortage of the beef supply of the years to follow. Franco and Russia are Mild to huvu agreed to Invite all the powers ton con ference for agreeing on common action for reforms In Armenia and other Tur kish provinces. .'Senator W. A. Clark bus refused 8:,(HI,lim,llim for his great United Verdo mine In Arlonii, It. Is estimated that, it, has two and a half billion dollars worth of ore within mining reach. The Young Women's Christian Asso ciation, (International) owns property to the amount of SI. '.'.MM ion, During the hist fiscal year the association re ceived 8S'.'.-,,0'.'.. nnd expended SH.noo. Tbe American church committee In ilerlln has decided to break ground for the new cdillee. The building fund now amounts to $4l,(iuu. The lot, which cost S.Kl.lKK), has been fully paid for. Tbe Santa Fe bus 'ihi miles nun f road. It Is tho connecting link from Ash Fork to Phoenix, Arizona, which has just been purchased by the Santa Fo and which is said to bo the .second largest dividend paying road In tho United States. (Ion. (iroelcy, chief signal officer, re turned from Manila by way of London where ho had a conference with telu graph and cable companies, and made an agreement by which toll paid by the United States will bo reduced about one-third. Adjutant General Corbin recommends the. abolition of the U. S. transport ser vice, to and from the Philippines. Ho thinks tho service can be done cheaper uiul with greater satisfaction by com mercial companies; and that thlscnurso would build up a better commercial service. Tho comptroller of the currency at Washington reports 21 new national banks organized in Kansas since March 1, with a combined capital of SO'.m.ono, Six of them wero converted from slnto banks, The California limited of the SuiiU Fe Is made u fast mail train on tluit, partof Its run between Kansas Cliy and Chicago. Tho Pan-American exposition was a losing game for the stock and mortgage holders to tho tune of three to four million dollars. Port Huron, Mich., lost two grain elevators by tire, full of wheat, corn and oats. Loss on buildings, Sl'.'.l.tSIOi on grain 8175,000. President Ripley, of the Santa Fe, while at Los Angeles, said there was nothing In the report of an ullianco be tween tho Santa Fo and the Pennsyl vania R. R. Porto Rico nsks for protective duties to build up the coffee interests of the island. They ask the United States to place a S cent duty on coffee from countries other than Porto Rico. The Herman Imperial deficit has here tofore been estimated at 100,000,000 marks, It Is now assorted that tho budget will assume a deficit of 140,000, 000 marks. A Gorman mark s equal to '.':ij4' cents. Al S. Rankin, for many years chief clerk to various general superintendents on tho Santa Fe system, has been ap pointed train insdector of the entire system. This Is a now position just created. Rankin has been in bad health for about four months, not being able to be at his desk much of the time. Moaanaat "Dlak." Blaaa. Ton uonument to th mamory t Richard P. Bland, to U anottd PjJ Lebanon, Ma, by tat eltlianf of t&Af place, will eoaslit of a baa of whiUj bronse, surrounded by a fries mai as If from silver dollars. Tbe base wlllj be surmounted by a Ufe-stt figure of Mr. Bland In bronze, In one sense the matchlea man la the one who remains single. Some young men fall In love and' some jump In with both feet. Myall Had. ,M! can't understand It," tutd the man with the heightening brow; "I can't understand It at all." "What's put tUng you 7" "The fact that my daugh ters seemed so content during i th summer with bathing suit and tben came home to trunks full of clothes snd said they had nothing to wear." Washington Star. Wultlnf and l.earoluir. "What good does your college edu cation do you If you can't cany a bowl of soup to a guest wlthul put ting your thumb In It?" said the sum mer hotel proprietor to the student, waltor. "Oh, well," was, the reply,, "you must remember I have two years more la college,," Yonkers Stalesraaa. Cornatalk Jalra aa Mquor. Farmers about Cortland, N. Y., i prohibition district, were puttied to And that their hands got. drunk with out any visible liquor upply. They Anally discovered that the employes bad tapped tbe silo for the juice of tbe greon cornstalks, which, fermented makes a liquor that Is pleasant but most terrible. I. lability For flny-Ropa Nolaanea, A land owner Is liable for a nuis ance created by another person, ac cording to a Massachusetts decision,. In the cue of a derrick with a guy rope strotched across a highway so low us to be dangerous to travelers, where tho land owner pormltted It to remain after ho bad knowledge of It, though It was erected by a llconseo. Metric Pyntam CnniiiiUory, Consul Haynea reports from Rouen that the metric system Is now compul sory In twenty countries, rcpresentlnj more than 300,000,000 Inhabitants. These are Germany, Austrla.Hungary,. liclgliim, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Roumanla, Scrvla, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Argentine Republic, Hraull, Chile, Mex ico, Peru and Venezuela. AN HONEST NAME. In lllluula Sliilrmnitn Tullt a Ooml Story -Knew lilt Futhor'i Son Would Not I,la. The Honorable Alva Merrill of Chll Icothc, member for tho Twenty-fourth District, State of Illinois House of (eiresciitiitlves tells an Interesting tory; Some two years ago Mr. Merrill ;uvo a testimonial stating that Dodd't isldney Pills cured his rheumatism. Phis with Mr. Merrill's portrait were published in thousands of papers all. iiver tho United States. On the train returning home from Springfield one day last wlutor were tho Honorable Mr, Merrill and sev eral other members. After , a time one of them said: , "Merrill, what time do you get to "lillllcotlie'.'" This attracted the attention of sr.. old man who had been apparently iwaltlng some Identification of Mr. Merrill nnd ns soon as he heurd the name he rushed up to his scat ninl. .'xtendlng his hand said: "You are Alva Merrill and you. saved my life. I was moat deud with Lumbago and In an advertisement I jaw your picture and your recoinmcn latlon of Dodd's Kidney Pills. 1 knew your futhnr, and I knew his son wnulil. .lot He, and therefore I decided to try .ho Pills. "I am satisfied that Dodd's Kldncv IMlls and nothing else have saved my ifo and I have un waiting this op jortunlty to thank you personally, for lad I not soen your recommendation ( might never have been led to ti sk ills remedy, but, thanks to God. hrough your honest name and tlu tonost medicine which you so beurt ly recommended I am still alive. "I have been watching you since ou got on the train at Springfield and .nought I recognized your face aa the me I hud seen In the advertisement, tnd as soon as this gentleman called ,'ou by name, I knew you were th .-.an I had to thank." China and tba KaUar. We believe that the original propo sition was that the Chinese delegation to Berlin should prostrate themselves before the Kaiser and bump tbelr noses nine times on the floor. We think an American dolegation would be more Inclined to tumble the kaiser over und bump his nose on the floor, Our Dumb Animals. When a man comes opt of u joint be Is not. guilty unless he Is wiping bis mouth. Mm Wlnalaw's 8ootliln Syrup. for rhlldren tri'tlilnu, fl(in tho Kiimi, rniliiix In. llmimtlou.iilliirpiiln.'iiriiiwliH! culm. i: a liiii.tlti. Lots of verso writers Imagine they wero born poets. INSIST ON (JETTING IT. Some grocers ay thry don't krnp Df flunce Slareh. This Is beeauso they hava a Block on hand of other brands contain ing only 12 os. In a parknRe, which they won't ba sblo to sell Hist, because Do: ttnnce contains 10 oz. for the Mime money. Do you want HI oz. Instead of 12 ox. for mrae money? Then buy Dell&nue Kturch. Require! no cuoklng. Lots of mt iu. us rr uoi as briad at Sey are iouj;.