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Black Snake to lie Eiuplnjetl by Its Captor in Kidding His Place of Mice. A few days ago passengers on a oar of the Middle river line were given a remarkable exhibition of snake catching between Black and Middle rivers. As the car was speeding along the motormau saw a large blaeksnake crossing the rails. He stopped his car and pursued the snake with the switch stick in his hand. He was about to kill it when a passenger jumped off the car and begged him tint to kill the snake, as he wanted to take it alive. The stranger quietly approached the snake, grabbed it firmly just below the head, and held it tip. It was nearly seven feet long, and it entwined itself about its captor in a mauler that fair ly chilled the blond in the veins of he onlookers, says the llaltiniore Ameri can. The man then started to board the car with his prize, but this was too tnttefy for the passengers, and with one accord they blackballed the snake. They appealed to the conductor to put man and snake off the ear, hut the nerve of the official failed him as he approached the man holding the ugly reptile. A compromise was finally agreed on by which the man and his pet were to be given full possession of the rear platform, and the car pro ceeded to its destination. When questioned as to what he in tended to do w ith the snake, the man stated that he was going to take it home and turn it loose for the purpose of ridding the place of mice. THE EXECUTIVE ENGINEER. V Position Tlmt Is GxrllinK Hie \in bitlon of Students in All Mo cha n ion I Departmen!*. Engineers—mechanical and civil— now make it their ambition to be come. not consulting experts, but executives. Among military and naval cadets, the most brilliant and success ful students eagerly enter the engin eering corps of the service, and be come In after years the most thor ough and successful officers, says the Engineering Magazine. The same ten dency is pervading commercial life. This state of affairs is becoming more and more prevalent. The managers of street railway, gas, electric lighting and similar companies are, in the main, men of engineering training. The general management of broader man ufacturing industries is being concen trated in the same direction. The de partmental organization of commerce requires men who shall be, first of all, able executives—second, experts in the departmental work. In all except ing purely specialized branches —such as the legal or financial —use is being made of the trained engineer. Sales men of mechanical goods, railway transportation department officials and incumbents of many other appar ently' unrelated fields are made from engineering timber. The highest ex ecutive positions in the great indus tries are accessible to men of mechan ical training and common sense. DOCTORS’ SHORT VACATIONS. Medics Look with Kmr on Thoaf W ho Cdii Steal n Month or Two Off. “What a contrast the legal profes sion presents to the medical in re spect to holidays,” said a well-known New York physician the other day. according- to the New York Mail and Express. “A medical man rarely, un til he has attained the highest posi tion, thinks of taking a clear two months and the greater number re gard themselves as exceptionally for tunate if they get a clear three weeks, whereas lawyers and judges take their three months at a stretch and as much as another month more at odd times. “A doctor of 35 whom I know has been trying in vain for five years to see a play. Another told me lately that he had not been out of New Y’ork city save for the day for five years. As for m3’self, since I took ray degree in 1872 I don’t think I’ve had a year’s vacation, taking it all in all, up to the present time, and lam now 65 years old. Very few out side the medical profession realize what a terribly exacting service it im poses.” THREE ANTELOPE AT A SHOT. Michlunn Hunter Tells of tl He murknlale Ksploit in Mo iilnnu. One of the must remarkable shots ever reported was made by the late Dr. J. 11. Welch, of Hudson, Mich. Welch was hunting antelope in Mon tana and was surprised one morning to see a herd of the animals appear upon a ridge some 400 yards from camp. Welch ran to the top of the range and saw that after going a short distance directly from the camp the antelope had turned and were running so that their broadside was exposed. They were nearly a quarter of a mile away and Welch did not ex pect to hit when he opened on them with his high-power rifle. His astonishment may therefore be imagined, says the New York Times, when on seeing one drop and going tc the spot, he found three dead ante lope each shot through the head. The three had been running side by side, and one bullet had potted the trio. Cover (he Mule’s Eyes. The mule drivers who take their animals across the South American Andes always cover the eyes of the mules with a poncho while they put on the heavy loads. If they could see they would be unmanageable, but blindfolded they meekly accep their burdens and --tart on their jo.nm \ without protest CITY WOOD GLEANERS. Women mid Children Clear Away ■Wreckage of Iloildlnga in Short Order. One of the picturesque sights of certain sections of the city is that of a woman bearing bundles or bas kets of wmod on their heads. Some times the dimensions of the bundles exceed the stature of their purveyors. In that case it may be concluded that the journey is''toward home, where the material will be worked up. per haps, into kindlings. After certain days it may appear again in the street, carefully bestowed in a basket and heaped high over the edges—two sticks being run up from the inside of the basket to support the pile —and the whole balanced on the head of an Italian woman, says the Chicago Trib une. The women who collect and ped dle woou —often helped by their chil dren—are sometimes an annoyance to wreckers, since it does not always “come natural” for them to limit their pickings according to the pre scribed restrictions. They make short shrift, however, of clearing away such wreckage as is left to mercies, and when there is a considerable “find” it vanishes before the assault of many rival hands almost like mist. The car riage of such heavy burdens on the per son is not an ideal method of transpor tation for this day and generation, but the erect posture, bold step and free movement i f the wood peddlers as they pace off under their towering burdens is one of the most interesting and artistic sights which the streets afford, and the grace and strength of the figure thus attained may well be admired and coveted. The sight itself is one which will largely disappear with the wooden pavements and frame cottages which now survive from an earlier day and are gradually being sacrificed. A PAIR OF WEDDED LOVERS. Czar and Cznrlnn Vre Snlil to He) Without Eyes lint for Each Other. It is amusing to hear the remarks of those who saw the czar and czarina at. the camp lunches they attended while in France. They behaved like a newly married couple at a table d'hote, with neither eyes nor ears except for one another, says London Truth. She spoke so much to the czar at the Jietheny lunch that M. Loubet, who was at her left hand, imagined an old graybeard like himself was de trop, and chatted continuously with his other next neighbor, Mine. Casimir- Perier. Nicholas was full o£ anxiety. He tilled himself the empress’ glasses when champagne or other wines were handed round. Mme. Loubet sat next to him, but she showed, by conversing with her other neighbor, that she did not wish to bore him. When he and the empress chatted, the latter looked animated and as if she enjoyed herself. As soon as he spoke to Mme. Loubet the expression of the imperial lady changed, and she gazed without the slightest animation, as if absent minded. THE SUM OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE IS CONTAINED IN THE New Wemer Edition of the ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA FREE— a day This edition contains ALL that is found in the original edition and in addition includes 5 volumes of supplement which not only bring An i the work down to date but are Much More Practical to illllLl Itdllj T TTTt Ttr WHAT IT MEANS to have at your instant com I H I INI IX mand complete and valuable information about A X XXX EVERYTHING. Can you afford 10 cents a day for such a library? You may learn what you wish (no obligations imposed) by calling cr addressing us. DR. TURBIN Of Berlin, Germany, the Expert Specialist and Surgeon. Who has visited Manitowoc for the past SIX YEARS,J Once a Month, will again le in Manitowoc- Saturday, Jan. 4th. AT THE WILLIAMS HOUSE. DR. TURBIN, Business Men He Specialist || CUUUNIC J ' g andthc Whv? ▼ ▼ ■ " J most prominent Because he gives v who are his best his entire attention friends, to these cases. *, v V* All Cases He Undertakes Guaranteed. vrll\ir. MF\! If you are troubled with IV7UIAVJ iTiUl\ nervous debility, stupid ness, or are otherwise unfitted for business or study, caused from youthful errors or excesses, you should consult this specialist at once. Don't delay until too late. MIDDLE-AGED AND OLD MAMKIMD There are thousands of you nsraitn\!i\l> troubled with weak, aching backs and kidneys and other unmistakable signs of nervous debility. Many die of this diffi culty, ignorant of the cause. The most obstinate cases of this character treated with unfailing success. Ai 1 of delicate nature—in f-aL.L. (laminations and kindred t"outiles—-quickly cured without pain or incou t cnience. PATAPPJ-I widen poisons the oreath, ral\i\l I stomach and lungs and paves the way for Consumption, also Throat, Liver, A FEW POINTS! JSXSS 3d—Names and pictures never published unless are his friends. WRITS' y° ur troubles if Using away from city. Th insands cured at home by correspondence nullu and medicine sent ns directed. Absolute secrecy in all professional dealings. Address all letters, giving street and number plainly. Send stamps for list of questions. DOCTOR TURBIN, 103 Randolph St,, Chicago. 111. ’’Conscience money" in Great llrit ain now amounts to thousands of pounds annually. The first sum no ticed was on March .'!(), I7si, when £360 was carried to the public account in consequence of a note received by the chancellor. The writer, with trou bled soul, implored him. *as an hon est man, to consider the money the property of the nation, ami to he so just as to apply it to the use of the state in such manner that the nation may not suffer by its having been de tained. aid! thus to ease the conscience of an honest man." Asylum for Domestic Animals. A Frenchman living'at (JencsM, near Paris, has an asylum for din , ,-iic ani mals, Among them arc a pi:: aj'.d '.'.l. a cow aged 36. and a muie aj:<d 7 years. Heart, Kidney, Bladder and all constitutional and internal troubles; also Kupture, Piles, Fistula, Dyspep* 1 *. Diarrhoea and all diseases of the stomach and bowels treated far In ad vance of any institution in the country. BLOOD AND SKIN Scrofula, Tumors, Tetter, Eczema and Ulood Poison thoroughly eradicated, leaving the sys tem in a strong, pure and heaDhlul stale. I lf you ore suffering from persistent I'ZnL'll-J Headache, Painful Menstruation. Uterine Displacements. Pains in Hack, and feel as If it were impossible for you to endure your troubles and still be obliged to attend your household and social obligations. There are many women doing this to-day. However, a ~reat many have taken treatment of this spe cialist. and he can refer you to those who have been cured by him Dive the doctor a call. 11c can give all the encouragement in the world and will cure you if you trust yourself to his care. personal attention to each individual ease, on a professional basis and strictly confidential, requested to do so. 4th —The doctor’s patients According to a Vienna correspon dent a tire recently broke out at llr -inannisreuth. an Austrian village near the Bavarian frontier. \ Bavarian fire brigade which was stationed only three miles away haste ned to the res cue. but the Austrian custom-house au thorities refused to allow the fire en gines to pass the frontier w ithout pity ing the usual tax on imported machin ery. The Bavarian firemen naturally turned back and half the village w burned down before the nearest Aits trian tire brigade could reach th*. scene. I lilted Stolen Will 110. A recent writer says the Jargot called Yiddish is “as conglomerate a English, as flexible as (Jreek. and appalling in its written forms as old Hebrew'.” WILD ILLINOIS REGION. Ri'iiiarkable Tract of La ml in Tnic* well County That Ilea** in blew an African luiiftffle. • An African jungle transplanted to central Illinois would l>e the best de scription that could bo given to a re markable tract of land in Tazewell county, lying along the Mackinaw riv- i e*r, near the village of Lilly. This tract, in locdi parlance, is known ns “the Lost Forty." It is witjjput doubt the wildest piece of land itfall Illinois, and consists of a continuous series ot abrupt and deep ravines, says the Illi nois State Journal. Not a foot of the tract could be cul tivated. The ridges are full of fox <i wolves are occasionally found, and turkey buzzards hover over it in larg. i;u„s. iian people familiar with the territory have been lost in the dn.se forest. Except for a few giant oaks, the wood has no commer cial value. The tract is known as “the Lost Forty” because no one knows who owns it. For years it lias been used for trading purposes, and many un wary persons from a distance have advanced money upon it and taken mortgages in various sums, only to receive a questionable tit le to a wort h less piece of land. On the Tazewell county tax books the 40 appears w ith "Owner unknown." The land is wa tered by innumerable springs and the Mackinaw river, which winds its way through it. THE BRONX ROCKING STONE. Many Ton* in W elulit Vet Can He M Italy Mo, oil li> Oiif MroiiK Hand. The rocking 1 stone which stands on the Hut surface of an out-cropping of rock on a little eminence in Bronx park does not attract so much at tention as the animals there do, by any means; but there are, neverthe less, always interested people walk ing’ around it, and trying to see it they can move it, says the New York Sun. This great fragment of rock, which weighs perhaps eight or ten tons, 01 nio’e, has in its general outlines a form in some rough semblance to an egg’. It lies on its side, and so nicely balanced is it that me man of fair strength can readily move it; and almost any two persons can start it into the rocking movement ol which, through a small radius, it is susceptible. A woman comes up and lays her gloved hands upon it and presses gently; it doesn’t budge. “Why, it doesn’t move,” she says. But two or three women together can set the great stone rocking easily. And no matter who it may be that sets the rocking stone in motion, he is pretty sure to find in setting it rocking a sort of fascination. BUY WATCHES AS TRINKETS. Women 110 Not Wear Them a*Tlme keeiier*. Say* a Jew eler. “No, I don’t believe that there are many women who buy a gold wateli to keep time," deelared an Kighth street jeweler the other day, accord ing to the Philadelphia Iteeord. “The lies! proof of my assertion is in the fact that while we sell quite a num ber of watches to women we have very few women’s watches in our re pairing department. Men, on the other hand, come in every day to have their watches repaired, and they keep our repairing department busy the whole day long. Some of them are mighty particular, too, to have their watches timed almost to the second, “Women, as a rule, buy a gold watch as a trinket. They pin it on the breast like a medal. Some wear it at the waist with a quantity of other trinkets. You have no doubt seen many such women on Chestnut street. It is only the professional woman whose business requires her to have strict time who buys a time piece for the purpose for which it was made. A trained nurse is an in stance. And as a rule the profes sional woman buys a Silver watch, lint women will be women, you know!” ILLINOIS PUMPKINS. Treated ly a I’rncraa Thai Header* Them Superior to the I nailed A rtlele. Anew use has been found for the pumpkin, which promises to he an innovation in southern Illinois. An apple evaporator at Noble is being used for the drying of pumpkins, and the product finds ready sale on the market, says a Flora (III.) corre spondent of the St. bonis Republic. The pumpkins are cut into long strips, and dried very much win the same manner us apples. These evap orated strips are then pressed into cakes, which arc ready for the mar ket. This dried pumpkin has been tested by bakeries and hotels in the cities, and is pronounced superior to the canned article. It is claimed that I>o pr cent, of the pumpkin cun be evaporated. In this section of Illinois the pump kin grows to an enormous size. A specimen weighing 70 pounds was on exhibition in this city a few days ago. The growers are receiving three dollars per ton for the fruit, and many farmers have grown a ton to the acre in their corn fields this sea son, despite the unprecedented drought. lirlck* IVr < it|iiln. Two hundred and fifty million bricks are used in a month in the United Kingdom; that is, each inhab itant uses lio in a year. Each Amer ican averages l.ia LEGAL-NOTICES. I X i’Kt >BATE Manitowoc County ('ocrt • In tin' mutter of the estat • of Atmm Bnb dee *r■*■(!. To all whom it may concern; Letters of ad ministration on said estate of Adam Bull d.- cH-ed having been i sued to Sarah Bub on t he llrdday of DeeemlsT A, I),. luol.and six months rom and after said day I einic allowed and lim it <1 for credit, rsto pn rent their claims for ex amination and allowance, riot ice is hereto niv eii that the undcrsiKurd will, on the second Tuesdays of February. and Ann I and .1 nne. iwct. at the I’robnti office in th • t ity of Manitowoc, in said county, receive, examine, aud adjust all claims, and demands of all persons against said deceased. Dated Decemher Hrd. Idol .1 ~ ANDERSON. County .Indite. y. C Mead. Attorney Pub. Dee. ■">. 12. 111. 2t>. CO A L. Once upon a time a man said that ali coal was good, but that some was better than others. If that man had been accustomed to using Scott Co.'s celebrated anthracite he would have said, “It is cer tainly better than any other coal. Fow SALK BY The J. (i. Johnson Cos. MOK I 111 KN WISCONSIN DEVELOP MEM. That rapidly developing territorry which occupies the northern halt of Wisconsin is not new enough to cause the hardships and vvissitudes of fron tier life, and not old enough to keep away the intending 'settler on account of eshorbitant land prices. It is in that stage of partial development which gives great opportunity to bring it to the high est point of perfection and prosperity. Schools, good roads and other improve ments are going in. All that is needed, is a small capital. Drawn and brain, supplemented by push and energy will do the rest. The iron ore. marl, kaolin and clay beds, the timber and the rich soil, give equal opportunity to the settl er and the manufacturer. Land is cheat and can be purchased on easy terms. Till'. WISCONSIN central ky. oflfei s facilities for the quick and cheap transpoatation of its products and as the line penetrates the very center of this vast northern territory, choice of loca tion is not confined to any one particu lar locality. Interesting pamphlets and maps fully describing this neuntifnl and rich country can be obtained by address ing, W. H. Killen, Land and Industrial ('ommissioner Ut'KTON Johnson, Jac. C. Pond, G. F. A. Gen. Pass. Agent. Colby & Abbot Dldg.. Milwaukee, Wis Spa\ in Liniment. English Spavin Liniment removes All Hard, Soft or Calloused Lumps ond Blem ishes from horses. Blood Spavins, Curbs, Splints. Sweeney Ring-Bone, Stifles sprains, all Swollen Throats. Coughs, etc. Save $. r i() by the use of one bottle. Warranteed the most wonderful Blemish Cure ever known. Sold by F. C. Utter- Gatte. WHEN A LOCOMOTIVE BLOWS Ub All Old lliillroinl Man** At* on nut of a ( ro|>li* That Hr \\ II n***<*<!. “I nin one of the very few persons who ever saw a locomotive blow up," remarked an old railroad man to a reporter of the Baltimore Sun the other day. “(lenerally the men who witness the explosion of a steam en gine are so dead when the -moke lias cleared away that they are never able to give an account of the dis aster. “Like many other accidents, the one I saw was the result of care lessness—low water in the boiler, f r the engine and Just come from the shops and was in complete repair. It was on a railroad in West Virginia a number of years ago. I was on a locomotive some distance behind th< one which exploded, and was looking ahead out of the cab window, so that the ill-fated engine was immediately before my eyes. Suddenly I saw the machine rise in the air; it seemed t< me about as high as the telegraph poles beside the track, which. Us you doubtless know, are not so high M telegraph poles in the city. Then ea me a cloud r f dense Idaek smoke and dust, which hid the engine from view, and almost simultaneously 1 heard the rortr <>f the explosion. “Both the engineer and the fire man were killed, and the locomotivi was (it for nothing much hut the scrap heap when it fell to the ground The crown sheet over the firebox had blown out. “The strange thing about the ex plosion was that no white steam was seen. You know that perfectly dry steam is invisible, being like the air and before it had time to condense it was probably smothered by the cloud of smoke and dust raised by the bursting of the boiler.” raster's Modem liivitntloM. I’hilfipsburg. Kan., has an up-to-date Baptist preacher, say s the Kansas City Journal. Instead of doing some sen sational turn in order to attract peo ple to his church he simply advertises in the local paper: “There still remain a few vacant seals at the regular serv ices in the Baptist church of this city. The pu .or will, and con. preach better sermons if the seats are all filled with worshipful attendants. Will you not come V" 1 Soft § EUREKA IK 1 Harness Oil I [R' mnkea a poor looking !mr- IjHt fmH ness like new. Made of iMH Hgn pure, heavy bodied oil, ee- ■ JHia fVKj penally prepared to with- W tBK fiuiiid t lie weather. jflH jl Sold everywhere JR Jfc/ Madi b] STANDARD OIL CO. \TO Turkey s'-ems to be a sort of interna tional "Pinky Hluz." Tin; NATIONAL BANK. Manitowoc, Wisconsin. CAPITAL SIOO,OOO. 8 AVIXGB DEPARTMENT. L. b MOSES, President, LEANbFHCHt)ATE. Vice-President, FREDT, ZF.NTNF.H, Cashier. Money at 5 per ct. —on— First Mortgage Security AT— JULIUS LINSTEDT, Manitowoc, VVis. OFFICE IN SAMNCS BANK RlllDlMi. Don’t Be Fooled? The market is bcins Hooded with worthless imitations ol fCmk ROCKY mountain i' j6> 'j|Blsjl To protect the public we cnll /ff*' / especial attention toour trado V / murk, printed on ev, r> pu l - MS aite. Itemand the Kenuino. fr'O* Sale by all UruicuistS. Persons who object to paying txea should remember that those who have no taxes to pay feel even worse aboi. ;t. This Bignoturo in or every liox of the gem • > Laxative Bromo-Quiniiie Taints the remedy that cures n cold tu one ilay Every man ought to have g tod Ma tured wife to grumble at oceadouallv. Chamberlain’s Stom tli ami Liver Tablets. Try them When you feel dull after eating. When you have no appetite. When you have a bad taste in the mouth. When your liver is torpid. When your bowels are constipated When you have a headache. When you feel bilious. They will improve your appetite, cleanse and invigorate your stomach and regulate your liver and bowels. For sale hv Henry Hfirichs Official whitewash is now about the cheapest thing in the country. 11. T. Mclntyre. St. Paul. Minn., who has been troubled with a disordered stomach, says, ‘•Chamher’aiu's Stomach and Liver Tablets do me more good than anything I have ever taken For sale by Henry llinrichs. Souls there are struggling again t bars stronger and more immovable than any that confine a prison cell. * 4* ... A ( Altit We. the undersigned, do hereby agree to refund the money on a AH-cent bottle of Greene's Warranted Syrup of Tar if it fails to cure your cough or cold. We also guarantee a v'A-cent bottle to prove satisfactory or money refunded. Chas. A. Qroitman Henry Hinruhs. A scientist says a sigh is due to worry but that a deeper cause is a lack of oxy gen. EXIT It MOM It A i IS Kilt I HE HOI l- OA \ s Via the North-Western Line. Excur sion tickets will lie sold at low rates to points on the North Western System within v<m,i miles of selling station. De cendier-M. *’■). !U and January t. good returning until January inclusive- Apply to agents Chicago and North- Western Ky • •> * Unless his wife's relations are rich and distinguished the average man is never interested in them. Saved Mis Life. "I wish to say that I feel I owe my life to I%klol Dyspepsia Cure.” H. C. Chrestenson of Hayfied, Minn. “cor three years 1 was troubled with dys-rep siu so that I could hold nothing on my stomach. Many times I would be un able to retain a morsel of food. Finally 1 was confined to my bed. Doctors said I could not live. 1 read one of your iul vertisemeuts on Kodol Dyspepsia Cure and thought it fit my case and com menced its use. 1 liegan to improve from the first bottle. Now lam cured and recommend it to all. ’ Digests your food. Cures all stomach troubles.