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CORBIN. Lots of flowers were used on Decora tion day. Mrs. 0. P. Brownback is making an extended visit near Alert, O.T. A large crowd was in attendance at the childrens' exercises Sunday night. Thos. Casey and Sam Hawkins went to Perth Tuesday to pitch horse shoes. Mrs. C. R. Hayes and Mrs. A. S. Ruth rauff of Caldwell, visited friends here Tuesday. C. H. Shoup was transacting business inVellington Tuesday and participated in the Decoration exercises. SEVENTY-SIX. Wheat and oats will be short both in length and yield. Mrs. J. R. Bowers has gone to King man to see her parents. The Childrens' Day exercises at Prairie Center will take the place of the regular Sunday servi ce. Will Hackneyjis digging a cave. He hopes to get it done by the time the cy clone weather is done. Rev. McLaughlin preached his fare well sermon Sunday night. He goes to Horton to take charge of a church at that place. His place will be filled by the pastor at Anson. Seventy-Six gets the township Sunday school convention to be held June the 14th. The program will be given out next week. Rev. Vangundy will preach next Sunday evening as usual and will tell us what changes the quarterly couference made. DALTOK. Quite rainy here the last week. (Thomas Carson of Iowa, a brother of our merchant, is visiting in our town. H. J. Winslow has returned from Kan sas City where he went with two cars of stock. W. E. Vaughn has gone into the chick en business. He is raising the improved Leghorns. J. H. Vaughn has got a nice stock of blacksmith's articles. Bolts and iron of all kinds. You will be pleased if you call on him for anything. The Woodmen of this place have quite a live camp. Have almost doubled their number of members since April first, and will give a banquet in the near future. A fishing party consisting of Bill Wil son and family, J. H. Vaughn and fam ily, Will Vaughn. Walton Alderson and Harry Randall went to the river last Thursday, and report a good time. Blessed t.e our prent McKlnley 1 ai.nf, too And t it n jble politicians Brave and trua. Who. in congioiH put the tariff Measure through . Whi'-h .vith duties on the foreign Wool and flux, Ma the European natron! Pay our tax. Let t'le working man applaul Iu uis ruUtat, Let the tn issss rar aud revl In delight. For the pries at flour is up Out of sight. And the price olothes la riling Lite a ros. COUNCIL HILL. Daisy Shinn returned last week from her year's work in the high school in Wichita. These be the days of storms. A few dollars invested in hail insurance may bring splendid returns. These rains are bringing the wheat and oats out. They are also bringing the weeds. Corn is looking fine. The certificates of stock of the Peck ikimmeng station are now ready. Call at Will Roll's store in Peck and get yours. It is time to organize Anti-horse-thief Association. On last Friday night some miserable specimen of humanity went to Uncle Jack Bean's and stole Aunt Em's horse, buggy and harness that she had worked hard raising chickens and tur keys the past two years to buy. He also took James' single harness and his jsad dle. We hope he will be overtaken and placed where he can do no more dev-elment. MILAN, O.T. Plenty of rain. Mr. Howard's family is sick with the measles. R. Benedict is meeting with success in selling the McCormick binder. The hail storm last Saturday did con siderable damage to the growing crops. Mr. and Mrs. Patton speut Sunday with Mr. Patton 's cousin down at Helena. Farmers are busy cultivating their corn as the weeds are getting quite a start. Mr. Livengood was in our neighbor hood a few days last week talking hail insurance to the farmers. Mrs. Andrew's sister, Mrs. Aley, who has been visiting here for the past six weeks returned to her home in Kansas City last Saturday. Married, at the bride's home, Sunday, May ai l&99 ean Sweat and Miss Tucker were united in marriage, the ceremony being performed in the pres ence of a number of relatives. Ye jcribe wishes Mr. and Mrs. Sweat a hap py and prosperous future. I A cyclone swept through the south west part of Dicks township a short time ago. The storm commenced in Mr. Couch's pasture where it killed some stock. In the evening about five o'clock clouds gathered in the southwest and it began to thunder and lightning and rain. Soon it began to hail. Many of the hail stones were the size of a hulled walnut, and some as large as hen's eggs. The border of the cloud was gray, but the center was inky black the roar terrible. Almost everybody watched the coming storm and took refuge in their cyclone caves. Those who were not fortunate enough to get to their caves and who were in the path, report having been rendered unconscious for a brief period. The cyclone first took effect five miles south of Milan. It plowed its way through the neighborhood and wont on northeast. Places in its path is swept clean. Hundreds of sight-seers visited the stricken district on Sunday last. The storm struck Elder Lang's home, de stroying everything. Mr. and Mrs Lang escaped injury. The home of Frank Strange was stripped of its contents. Mr. Camering was another victim. His home was literally torn into kindling wood. Mrs. Camering received a bad scalp wound. As far as is known at this writing, there were no lives lost in this locality. We are only able to give a brief sketch of the storm. Madam Gossip announces a wedding for this week. Mrs. J. W. and Mrs. Calvin Collins spent Sunday at Zyba. W. M. Copeland and family spent Decoration day here with friends. Judge Deming of Lexington, Ky., is spending a few days at the Hosick home. Mrs. Wm. Smith of Guthrie, O.T., is visiting friends in Oxford for a few weeks. Members of the 0. E. S., from Wel lington and Belle Plaine will join the Oxford lodge in Krell's grove for a pic nic Thursday. Oxford will soon have another paper the Bee which will make its first ap pearance about June 8. J. S. Converse, the editor, needs no introduction to Sum ner county people, as he is an editor of wide experience, having had charge of the Register here some twelve years ago. Decoration Day exercises passed off very smoothly here and without a rain, something which has not occurred for several years. The various committees had done their work faithfully and well. Probate Judge Staffelbach and Judge Deming were the orators and gave us very interesting and instructive lessons appropriate to the day. When Papa's Sick. When papa's sick, my goodness sakes! Such awful, awful times it makes, lie speaks iu ob! such lonesome tones. Aud gives such ghastly kind of groans. And rolU his eyes and holds his head, And makes ma help him up to bed; While Sis and Bridget run to heat Hot wator bags to warm his feet, An 1 I must get the doctor quick We have to jump when papa s sick. When papa's sick ma has to stand Kikht side the bed and hold his baud, While 81s she has to fan an' fan, For be says he's ''adyln' man," And wants the children round him to Be there when "sufferin' pa gets through," A .. 1 kiss us all and then ne'il die; Then moan and says bis "breathln's thick" It's awful sad when papa's slk. When papa's sick be acts that way Until he bears ths doctor say, "You'vo only got a cold, you know, You'll be all right'n a day or so." And then well say! you ought to see, He's different as a man san be, And grols and scolds from noon to nlgbt Just 'cause his dinner ain't cooked right, And all he Joes Is fuss and kick -We're all used up when papa's sick, CALDWELL. Will Ferguson is working for James Jordan. Oats are heading out before the wheat in this section. Belle Logan is just able to be up, after a seige with the measles. Thomas Jordan bought a farm near Renfrew, 0. T. He paid $2,500 for it. Mrs. 0. H. Benedict is preparing the little folks for Childrens' Day exercises. G. G. Winsor and two little daughters went down to Oklahoma on a visit Saturday. Misses Clara Logan and Ada Lassel will attend the county normal from this place. George Mitchell couldn't give a good title to his farm and Tom Jordan is hunt ing up another place. Frank Logan has 225 acres to rent for this fall. Rent, one third in bin on farm. First come, first served. Mrs. Frank Logan's first hatching with the incubator averaged seventy-seven per cent of the fertile eggs. She has 500 little chickens. Rev. Curtis, the Presbyterian minister gave us a good sermon Sunday. There will be comunion services on the last Sun day in June at Calvary church. The Oxford new piper is Lamed 1 lie Oxford liee. Just let it be, it will be 1 bee if R?ed will let it be. If be don't let it be, he will be one of the has beens, like be is at Tonka wa, and will have a lot of old type stored away for sale. .Might as well store it anywtiy. HONOR THE DEAD Wellington Pays Fitting Tribute to the Nation's Heroes. Is THIS Eloquent Addresses at the M. E. Church by General J. K. Hudson aad Commander Coulter A Long Parade to the Cemetery, Where Graves of Soldiers Were Decorated. T. A. MAYHEW, DENTIST. OFFICE OVER THE FARMERS' BANK. WELLINGTON, KAN8A8. Wellington paid honor totbe heroes of two wars Tuesday. Business In the aftamoon wa suspended and afier listening to a program of patri otic addresses and exercises at tbe Methodist Episcopal church, a moo trous procession waa formed and vehicles conveyed hundreds of people to Prairie Lawn cemetery, where the graves of veterans of tbe civil and Spanish American heroes were cov ered with (Uwers spread by the bands of loving relatives and friends. The day was an Meal one except for a strong south wiod. At assembly call at 2 o'clock p.mtheG.A.H., W.R. C, K.N.G., Savage's cadets and a number of loges gathered at the cor ner of Washington and Harvey avenue and formed in line. Headed by Ansell's band in new uniforms, the procession moved north on Washing ton avenue to Harvey avenue, west on Harvey avene to G street, and south oa G street to the Methodist church As usual 00 such occasions, the church was crowded and many people were unable to gain admission. The services at the church began shortly after 2:30 o'clock with a patri otic selection by Ansell's band. Rev. 0. L. Smith delivered the ivocation, and every voice in the room joined in singing the patriotic song, "America." Tbe reading of orders was made by Captaiu J. P. Grinstead. Judge. J. G. Woods delivered a short but charac teristic eloquent address, in which he praised the soldiers of the two wars. He was followed by the double mixed quartette with a song, "Angels Guard Our Comrade's Graves." Rev. A. 0. Ebright offered a prayer and Mrs. F. T. Owens rendered the popular and patriotic song, "Just As the Sud Went Down," in a charming manner. After the reading of the muster out roll, or the list of the dead, by Capt. Grinstead, Commander Coulter of Topeka, spoke for fifteen minutes. Col. Coulter talks in a smooth, rapid tone which is entertaining and demands the close attention of his hearers. His address was devoted for tbe greater part to praise of the heroes of the union and the Spanish American conflicts. He touched lightly upon the question of expan sion, aod In favor of it. General Hudson's oratory is more on tbe spread-eagle order. His address lasted about thirty minutes, in which he went over the causes that led up to the civil war and tbe Spanish Amer cau war and mixed politics and patriotism a-plenty. He Is an enthu siastic expansionist, and advised his hearers to stand by the present administration Id its policy of im perialism. The services ended with a selection by the quartette and bene diction by Rev. E. E. Stauffer. At the cemetery, the usual exer cises were held. A salute was fired over the graves of the departed sold iers, and the mounds of earth that hide their remains from the view of the world were covered over and crowned with garlands of love. The Baccalaureate Sermon. Many people were unable to get seats at the auditorium Sunday to hear Rev. A. 0. Ebright deliver the baccalaureate sermon to the graduat ing class of the Sumner County High school. The services began promotlv at 8 o'clock, with the auditorium crowded to its utmost capacity. The High school chorus, under the direc tion of Mrs. I. I. Scott, onened the services with a selection. The audi ence then joined with the chorus in singing an appropriate song and Rev. Smith delivered the opening prayer Rev. Ebright's sermon was listened to from beginning to end with intense interest. Tbe graduating class occu pied seats close to the stage directlv in front of the speaker. Rev. Ebrieht drew a vivid comparison between the schools of twenty or thirty years ago and the schools of today, and held out tc the young graduates the many advantages of modern civilization. He administered good spiritual advice to tbe old as well as the youog. The aermon was marked for its profound ness or thought, its careful prepara tion and excellence of delivery. At the conclusion of his address, the audience and High School chorus joined in singing "Gloria." Rev. Smith made the closing prayer and Rev. Mayse delivered the be nedietinn SUff of Life. You have a right to expect some thing unusually good when you buv some of our Dewey Cream, Vienna", Home Made. Whole Wheat or Rve' bread, as well as cookies, cream puffs, layer cakes and kisses. Bon Tun Bakery. u "Every moraine I have a bad taste in my mouth; my tongue is coated; my head aches and I often feel dizzy. I have no appetite for breakfast and what food I eat distresses me. I have a heavy reeling in my stomach. I am eetting so weak that sometimes 1 tremble and my nerves are all unstrung. I am eetting pale and thin. I am as tired in the morning as at night." That does your doctor say? "Yon are suffering from im pure blood." That is his remedy? j ON TUB DIGNITY. t "Are you going up to town to-dav. apa?" asked Mnriel Kennard, ad Iressing her father aa they sat ai tie treakfast table on this crisp aud sun ly September morning. "No, dear, I have several matters to ittend to .here; the estate accounts snd so forth, which will occupy me !or the greater part of the day." "How is your new secretary getting n?" she inquired afu-r a .short pause. "He's not a fool, but he seeuis to save a somewhat inflated opinion of lis own importance." Mr. Kenuard was a tall, masterful looking man, with keen dark eyes and l hard and severe type of face. Fifty Ive yeara of age, the banker, for that ivaa Mr. Kennard's profession, still preserved the hale and vigorous ap pearance of a comparatively young man. "Is his manner objectionable then, papa?" she asked as she rose from the Ml "Yea, it's objectionable in the sense '.hat he is rather off-hand and a trifle loo 6elf-assertive for a person of his position. After all, a secretary is only i clerk, and clerks must be kept in fceix proper place." In a few minutes the banker left the breakfast room, and went to the li brary, where his secretary, Mr. Hope. iraDK ana retinel-ltokiDir vouuir expression of grave reproof fa ber winsome brown eyes. "You are the last person in ties world I would wiah to offend,'' he con - tibued, in a tone of deep and earnest leeling. I cannot tell how deeply I regret my hasty words of this morn ing. Forgive me." "Yes. I forgive you, Mr. Hope." Af ter a moment's pause, she added, "1 suppose you have finally decided to leave us?" "As a matter of fact, 1 have beem ignominiously dismissed," he replied1,, with a bitter laugh. "I trust voa a 1 E A sippoe,." she said in a low a:ul tremulous voict. "that 1 approved of my father's beat ing towards you?" "I felt sure you did not; iaJecd it was that belief 1 may be perfectly frank wrth you sow that encouraged? me to submit tor a month to his un governable temper." Drawing closer to her. he continued, in a tone of deep and heartfelt teuderness, "1 casaot mist cor.fessing my folly, my mail dream of impossible happiness to you, Muriel." He hesitated for an instant,, ami 'hen added. "1 love you. darling. 1 love you." She stood before him with downcast eye? and quivering lips, her hurried breathing betraying the agitation or her heart. He took her hand tenderly" and said, "Muriel, is there any hope for me?" She raised her head and looked at bit, her eyes glowing brightly witht usponsive tenderness. And ihen iw Yon must not have consti pated bowels if you expect the Sarsaparilla to do its best work. But Ayer's Pills cure constipa tion. we have a book on Paleness snd Weakness which you msy have for the asking. Wrttm to our Doctor: Perhaps 70a won Id Nice to consult emiuept phrilcttni about jour condi tion. Write di freely all the particulars In jour cue. You will receive a prompt reply. Address, DR. i. C. AVER, Lowell. M&aa. (ban with keen blue eyes and dark ! ,h? fast Rathrintf darkness of rhiw surlv hair, was harrl t -nrk i8tl11 autumn evening, their lips met,. I "Have you fiuished that statement au(1 in han1 5 wan5er,d relating to the rental averages yet?"i,be cUeP ot ,he q,,iet woods- 'he asked in a snappish tone, as he 1 sa-v- ( r0U('h-" sau1 Mr- 'leated himself at his table and pro-li)US,liD& in, his ,aw-ver's nffice j seeded to glance at sundrv documents j London two da-v af,er ,h" lbow (a-hich the secretary had placed before 1 eveTU- "wnat on eartil dld T' m" . itm. I by sending such a cad as that maw "Not yet, Mr. Kennard. You only! HoPe down to m-v Plac.e' Varo it tn mo loct ;v, ,. i.. iou surprise me, Mr. ivennaro. ind it will take several hours to W "Just Iistn- 1 had to dismiw ; fch I fellow for insolence; he actually seera- "Xonsense! a junior clerk in my ed ,0 ,nat he w" on a Ieo?j bank would get through it in an hour. I equalitJ- wi,h me! And now ,J Ifou really must bestir vourself a lit- ' 01,1 ,hat 'he has been makmS ,ove tf U If vou wish to remain here. Get'Muriel( and the ?irl-who is young ! with that settlement at once. Do end 'neneneetl-has heen feo, fou understand? At once!" , enough to encourage his attentioa I An angry flush mounted to the sec-'He is hanff'n? round Kelverton now; retaTy's pale face, and looking stead- 90 1 wish -vou'd send for him at jay at his employer, he said in a voice' 80 &s, I1 him out of t,he 'g11" fihrating with suppressed indigna-1 nood-" Son, "Mr. Kennard, I must really ask 1 1 wa8 Just on ,lie Poin ' rou to desist from treating me in this for him- Th fact and 1 m8T " fashion. I am desirous of doing my :we11 confe9S e ,0 J at oac"' Juty but " n's name 's r10 Hope at all. I "Go on with your work, sir! How' "An. 1 thought he was an imposfer. flare you attempt to bandy words Who on earth is he, then? ' a-i r h mo?" "The next heir to the Castletowss 1 baronetcv he is the eldest son of Sis She Win rtft. In OTrmci'nf n ) , .1 ia t1A n . i 1 "I rpalVw f-nnnnt nut nn tvitn tiie CrJSnET "S,Iia !k 5n rtof treatment anv longer," replied j jf?; one her magnificent chestnut tresses, tmMiSh haven't "- fiha11 1 tel"Ph Gfrsia which fell down lo her ankles: She . K. J Datipn. .to come up to town at once?" Med to fete her heir brushed for SSiTtrU tSSli ift "o, on reflection. I think I'll let hours every day. HM majesty was jjJJ I matter take their course " replied the who brushed her long braids should avoid pulling out a single hair. This, of course, was an impossibility, and the unfortunate maid concealed care fully in the pocket of her apron anv hair which became entangled in the brush. One day the empress, happen ing to glnnce in the looking-glass be fore which she sat. caught sight of the maid concealing a small roll of hair fn the above-described fashion. Jump ing up from her rocking chair her ma jesty grasped her attendant's hand, exclaiming: "I have caught you at last! You are ruining my hair!" With a presence of mind which tvonld have done honor to an expert diplomat, the maid repled, unhesitatingly: T implore your majesty to forgive And he did. I III It A BACTERK IUE. "But," angrily interrupted the, tranker, as he started to his feet, "you! Ihall not have the satisfaction of gw-j bg me notice, young man. You shall ; go, Sir, and at once. The idea of a T,e Beverae Deelared to Be a p- paltry fellow such as you, a man in, cBc Agnin.t Typhoid Fevi-r. receipt of two pounds a week, andi not worth even that, daring to-" i Cid-rwas regarded by the late M I At this Instant Muriel Kennard en- mond e .oncojirt as the drink of tered the room, and an expression of dry hard-headed reasoning aaefc buk 'nain and retrret clouded her face a. ms judgment was prouauiy ber eyes fell upon the two men "This precious secretary of mine, Muriel," continued the banker, turn ing to his daughter, "wishes to re verse our positions. He thinks he knows the duties of an employer bet ter than I do, so I have "I merely resented, and I now re jient, Mr. Kennard, your gratuitously the traditional nreiudice of the French against the calculating ami wily "Xorm-and." It may be re marked that the Devonshire people, who are the cider drinkers of Eng land, do not appear to have this char acter, though tihey are certainly intel ligent. Literary men, owing to their partial, haaty or superficial viewv especially when dealing intuiting treatment of me," said the ! a J? fal1 i me: n never nappenen oeiore. i oniy jSMJxp - - ""'' Urith the characters of races and pee- wbhh iu iihc Mime 01 my sovereign s r" i i hair to put in the locket which my Mjse Kennard hurrteuiy retreated ' Th do not Hftttt and p toT ittle girl wears around her neck as a rom the room, evidently much dto-L tnmatter a or talisman. irebscu oy me ouiuiui sceuc. Whether the empress believed this "Yoo quite understand that after clever invention or not I do not know, to-day your services will not be need but shrugging her shapelv shoulders d here?" continued the banker, ad she resumed hw seat, laughing hear- JTessing Gerald Hope, who had quiet tily, and the next day she presented Jj resumed his work at a table at the her maid with a locket enriched with 'opposite side of the room, diamonds, saving, with a mischievous ! The secretary bowed, and with a twinkle in her eves "I think this is the kind of talisman your little daughter deserves for hav ing such a clever mother." take the long time required to sift it to the bottom and so arrive at the truth. In short, they have not thv scientific habit of mind which migiS save them from very erroneous com elusions and the propagation of per ticious popular mistakes. At the same time there is nodouht that the tnort of petulence and impatience, his )jquor , man habituallv Mnka W Usiversslists, Attentiou. The Universalis! church at Seneci, Kan., will entertain the Kansas Uuiversalist Convention at.d Young People's Convention July 5 9. Representative Universalist speak ers and a good program by the youog people will make this an event of special interest to young and old. Our church offers free entertain ment to all visitors who desire to atteud the convention whether actually members of our church oi not. Tbe secretary will furnish informa tion on application, and desires as a favor, that all who wish to attend the meetings, correspond with him at once. Leon P. Jones. Secretary. rritable and overbearing employer quitted the room. Gerald Hope blamed himself for what had occurred, feeling that if he bad taken an earlier opportunity of protesting against Mr. Kerrnard's of fensive bearing, he might have suc jeeded in bringing the choleric gentle man to his senses. In the evening, when the secretary was on the point of leaving to return to his lodgings in Kelverton, a 6mall rill age in the neighborhood, Mr. Ken Hail Insurance Insure your Growing wheat with BLACK tfe MAR TIN at Wellington. They will 9ave you money, Los8e8 quickly adjusted and in full. See them before your wheat insured. paid having 31 k Ml some influence on his mind, and ft h prtRsihlp that ttifl nillv pirlr sharpens the wits. "He who drinks beer drinks beer, is an old sayinp with some foundation. Re that as it may. the Paatenr insti" Mite has recently found that cider ir bactericide. The Normans ofter made cider with dirty water, and even pretend that pure water does, not make good cidtr. The ins-itnte-investigating Norman cider in sfMrvfv of bacteria, has observed that tht- nard entered the room and DMKlta i badUus of brnhoid dies in cider in him a check for 8, saying, "That i two to 18 hours, owing to acidity. erminates all business transactions The cider should contain at le.ist fvm between us. And now take my adv'ee, per cent of malic acid to produce thus roung man, and endeavor henceforth effect, otherwise the-bacillus wilt e to cultivate a more respectful attitude Irt for three or four days, and rftfit lowards your superiors." liquor is neuter, for more thaw Zc "I don't think you are in a position ' days. Ordinary cider, howerer. no to give advice to anybody upon that senses t least 2 per cent of matte subject, Mr. Kennard. You may be i acid, and consequently ff it is not rich, but. allow me to remind you that J drunk for 18 or 20 hours tlwre is nm. aaere wealth does not confer superior-1 dan s-er of typhoid fever. London Ity worthy of respect of any sensible Dan," and so saying the secretary left Che horary, and was soon walking rapidly across the park towards the Kelverton road. He slackened his pace in a few min utes, and the pausing, he turned and looked regretfully at the home of Mu riel Kennard. What could have possessed him to lose his temper with that sweet and jentle creature this morning? Was it not maddening that he should have done so on the occasion of their last meeting on easth? Oh! if he could but tell her how deeply, how keenly, he regretted his petulant outburst! His mind agitated with those thoughts, he slowly resumed his walk slong the narrow pathway skirting the dense woods of the Elms domain. He had not been walking many min jtes when a small terrier scampered towards him, and in the next instant le saw the tall and slender figure of Muriel Kennard approaching, evi dently returning in the village. He itooped and raised his hat when she was within a few paces of him. Ac knowledging his salute with a slight Kw, Miss Kennard was brushing past him when he said, "Miss Kennard, I lear you are angry with me." 6be stopped and' looked at him, an Globe. Jet Wm k Romk. mHU The Novosti. of St. Petersburg grew a description of roses that are jrS black in color, ond which are the suits of ten years' toil ami rJionglji? by a florrrt named Festisoff, Tn TCoron esch. Russia. This man haw prwrueets' some remarkable effects in tf go den world. His latest success with the bl'acfc ro9 has stirrer! up quite a sfrtioc among tbe lovers of flowers in ffn s'a. .Some specimens were senr to ttif czar by Festis.iff. and a beantlfirl col lection of them has been sent to Lon don to be exhibited at the coming an nua! flower siow. - 3- A suit against the city of Minaw epolis for loss by fire because sM water prpe were choked wf aenrv has been decided in favor of tu cirV by the Supreme Court, which nriM that the mttnicipal'ity was m.t liabi for the negligence of its servants,. Tt is said thaf while $42.393U3fi worth of war ships are no. betas built in American shipyards for waa nevy, th value of the ships now Li course of construction in Amcrrcaa, shipyards for our merchant mnewm but $19,716,900.