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V fj as ' r " POUND GUILTY AND ALL FINED Trial of Bridge Companies and Agents Concluded In Huron County. CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY Court Likely to Take Action on the Grand Jury Report at Bucyrus New Lima Hospital Trustee Announced. Workmen Burned to Death Other Intelligence of Ohio. Norwulk, O., May 30. A Jury In crlmlnnl court returned h verdict of gultty Uiialnat seven btldge companies for restraint of trade. Tin seven bridge agents indicted for conspiracy against trade were also fonud guilty. The companies were fined $1500 and costs, each and five agents $230 and costs each. Henry Hughes, who was recently tlued lu Eriu county, was lined $123 and costs. The companies and agents found Etlilty are W. N Cleveland, H. G. Hammond, Henry Hughes, W. H. Lyons, J. H. Hilton. V. C. Lalblln, Cauton Bridge company, Masslllon Bridge company, the Belle fontalne Bridge Sc Iron company and the Brackett Bridge company. Sensational testimony was given by James U. Adams, Jr., of the firm of Adams Brothers company, bridge builders of Findlay. Adams said that there had been a pooling agreement among the bridge companies for bid ding for the contract for a bridge in Putnam county in 1900; that his com pany secured the contract and that It paid "certain persons" f 1,300 to bo divided among the different bridge companloB. Up t the Court, Bucyrus, O,, May 30. Prosecuting Attorney Carl Htnkle, when asked as to the result of the investigation into the Ohio Central railway ouster case and the report made by the jury, said any future development will have to be instituted by the court, and he is ready to piosecute any case brought. Judge Tobias, who authorized the in vestigation, may take some action, and it is possible that the circuit court may act on the ground that the attorneys abused their relationship with the court in not submitting the entry in the case before spreading It upon the journal. Boy's 'Tragic Death. Sidney, O., May 30. John, the 13-year-old son of John Shearer, while leading a. horse to water, tied the hitching strap around his waist. The horse became frightened and ran, dragging young Shearer around the barnyard and tramping on him. The horse also ran through a gate, dash ing Shearer's head against the post, crushing his skull, causing his death la a. few minutes. Head Blown Off. Marietta, O., May 30. While play ing with an old shotgun supposed to be empty the weapon was discharged and 13-year-old Bessie Dalton, daugh ter of Isaac Dalton, a well-to-do farmer of Rain Bow. Washington county, was instantly killed. Bernlce the 11-year-old brother of the girl, did the shooting and the charge of the gun tore the back part of her head entliely away. Burned to Death. Dillon rale, O., May 30. Edward Neely of Portland, O.. and John E Singer of Bryant, O., were burned to death near here. The men, together with 20 fellow workers, occupied box cars as nice plug quarters while en gaged in making repairs ou the Wheel ing Lake Erie railroad. The lire started from an overheated stove. Three cars were consumed. Girl Committed Suicide. Dayton, O., May 30. The body of Miss Bertha Montgomery, 23, who had committed suicide, was found in Still water. The girl had been ill for some time. She had taken carbolic acid be fore leaping into the water and her face was bady burned. A note pinned in her hat contained this message: "Goodby, everybody." The girl was greatly esteemed. Boat Overturned. Wooster, O., May 30. FredeilcU Bartram of Shreve was drowned while Ashing In Brown lake, near that vil lage. The' boat In which Bartnun, Luther Everhard and Ernest Bruce were fishing, upset while Bertram wns casting a line. Bruce was able to swim and Everhard was rescued ny a farmer. For Webber. Mt. Cllead. O.. May 30. Repub llcaus of Morrow county selected delegates to the Fourteenth district congressional convention which meets in Mansfield. While unlnstructed the IS delegates are all Webber men. It was the largest convention of this kind ever held here. Lima Hospital Trustee. Columbus, O., May 30. George E. Whitney of Union county has been appointed trustee' of the Lima State hospital. The board is bi-partisan and Mr. Whitney, who is a Republican, is a banker of Maryvllle, His appoint ment completes the board, which is composed ot six members. Bishop Leonard's Views. Cleveland, O., May 30, Bishop Leonard, in his address opening the annual convention of the Ohio diocese of the Episcopal church here, uu dorsad the action of the ecclesiastical court in the case of Key. Dr. Algornon ti. Crapsuy. A clergyman, the bishop said, might hold any views he deslied, but to remalu a minister of the fcils copal church he must preach iU oc trlnes and obey Its rules. He said it was absurd that one preaching lieietl cal doctrines should be allowed to re main In the the church. Disease Pronounced 8mallpox. Ilellalre, O., May 30. Dr. A. J. Heln leln, usslstaut to the statu health hoard in eastern Ohio, was called to St. ClrsYllle, Belmont couuty, this eioruUijjMo Investigate a riUeasa said to he rhlcltPiiuox, mid ho pronounced It anmllpox Th whole town hut) been exposed to the disease Locomotive Starts Fire. Limn, O., May P.O. I'M re cmibpiI 'u 000 loss at the yards of the Fidelity Coal und Supply tompuny. Sparks from a passing locomotive Ignited I lie supply house, which was totally de stroyed, with its contents, together with surrounding storage buildings. No Saloons In Fayette County. Washington C H., O., Mny 30. Tim Beal law election nt New Holland ie suited in h victory for the "drys" by ti majoilty of 20. A total of 302 voes were polled. This will practlcnlly wipe out all the sulpous lu Fayette county. Cauflht In Shaft, Dayton, O., May 30. Otto But ten defor, 33 man led, was caught lu an elevator shaft at the Piatt Iron works und received lnjutles from which he died while en route to the hospital In the anibuluiice. SJt 0USTERCASLS. Grand Jury at Bucyrus Reports as to Their Settlement. Bucyrus, O., May 29. The report ot the grand jury, which was ordered by Judge J. C. Tobias, to look Into the settlement of the ouster cases gainst the Ohio Central railway, has been made. The case was brought In 1901 on iust ructions secured by Pros ecuting Attorney Charles Gullinger from the county commissioners, ou the ground that the railway company was violating the anti-trust law by com bining with a parallel line. At the same time suits were brought In Hock lug county against the Hocking Valley Hallway company and In Perry county against the Sunday Creek Coal com pany. The report of the jury says that while the cause ot action was good there was another motive back of the suits aad that none of the objects of the suit could be attained; that Frank S. Monuett, former attorney general of Ohio, was the Instigator of the suits and the chief counsel; that he suggested a settlement of the cases and that the journal entry made at the time of the settlement was never sub mitted to or approved by the court; that the attorneys In the case received $2,000 for their services, which the jury finds no authority for under the statutes or decisions ot court. It avers that all the cases were settled at the same time and that F. S. Monnett re ceived as his portion of the tees ?1, 324.23. Finiay and Gallinger and Pugh and Pugh also were compensated, each lirm receiving a like amount. The jury also found that two personal dam age cases against the Ohio Central and brought by these attorneys, were settled at the sume time. The testimony was finished Monday afternoon by Judge Xorrls, who was the presiding judge at the time of the settlement. Frank S. Monnett was wanted for further examination, but could not be located. Six Hundred Saloons Close. Cleveland, O., May 29. According to computations made by the agents of the brewing companies about 20 per cent of the saloons in Cleveland closed their doors through inability to pay the ?1,000 tax provided under the re cently enacted Aiken law. When the time for the second semi-annual In stallment of the tax comes around it is believed that an additional 20 per cent of the saloons will be compelled to stop doing business. Fully GOO sa loons closed, most of them being In the outlying districts of the city. Coroner's Verdict. Hamilton, O., May 29. Coroner Schumacher bunded down his verdict on the death of Mrs. Anna Stevens, who was assassinated on the doorstep of her home. He finds that her hus band, Charles T. Stevens, tired the fatal shot with a revolver. Stevens was immediately arraigned before Mayor Thomas. He waived examina tion and was held to the grand jury for first degree murder without bail. Fell Dead Over Grave, Cincinnati, O., May 29. While In the act ot delivering the final prayer at a funeral, Warden Buttenwelser of the German Protestant cemetery, dropped dead from heart trouble. The alarmed mourners saw him totter and then fall lifeless across the open grave. He had been warden of the cemetery for years, but only occasionally was he called to deliver funeral addresses. Schooner Sinks, Cleveland, O., May 29. Buffeted by the tleice storm that swept Lake Erie the schooner Mabel' Wilson sprang a leak and sunk just outside the Cleve land breakwater. One sailor was drowned. Seven other members of the orew were rescued, after a hard tight. Whisky Saved Him. Gallipolls, O., May 29. Clarence Massle, a young man of Okey, this county, was bitten ou the hand by a full-grown copperhead snake. His life was saved by liberal potions of whisky sud by walking for 24 hours, TURBULENT Session of the Tennessee Democratic Convention. Nashville, Teun., May 30. The date Democratic convention, which met here to nominate candidates for gov ernor and railroad commissioners, re cessed without having even effected temporary organization. It was do cldedly the most turbulent body of the kind over assembled In Tennes see. Pandemonium and free fighting were the rule and It was with tlio ut most dlliicutly that any sou of record of the proceedings could bu inude. Adjournment was had after un under standing was reached butweon lead ers of opposing factious that thu three gubernatorial candidates, Gov ernor J6uu I. Cox, Congressman Mal colm K. Patterson und Judge John it. Bond, each name four representatives who shall constitute a committed to decide on u temporary chairman Be fore this agreement was effected the battle over contested delegations oc cupied the entire time of the conven tion, which Is the largest lu the his tory of Tennessee politics. Many counties are contosted uud thu vast Kyinau auditorium, where the con vention sat, was taxed to its utmost capacity- The services of the police were uecoisar fn.-ui the outset. , STRIKE Off EN ILLINOIS Coal Operators and Mine Workers Read) an Agreement. TO RESTORE SCALE OF 1903 Miners Agree to Pay the Wages of Shotflrers and to Ask for Repeal of the Law Break In Strike In Pan handle District Ohio Miners Will Meet. Chicago, May 29. Coal operators In Illinois have decided to yield to the demands ot the minors for the scale of 199S. The question of a settlement is declared to be a uiattor of detail and by the beginning of next week mining will be rosumed In Illinois with union men. Iu return for thu restoration of the 1903 scale of wages the Illinois miners have agreed to pay the wages of shot flrers and to ask for the repeal of the law by the next legis lature. Thoy havo agreed also to in demnify the operators for the loss sus tained through the action of pit com mittees lu calling unauthorized strikes. This latter griovanco was one of the most serious objections the operators had against the union. Uuder the new agreement the uulou will be respons ible for the conduct of the miners and guarantees that no such strikes will be permitted lu the future. At a conference here between rep resentatives of the Ohio and Illinois operators the latter asked to be re leased from their agreement not to settle with the miners until a settle ment should be reached also In Ohio and Indiana. The request was granted, leaving the Illinois operators free to settle with the union miners. The scale committee of the operators and miners will meet in Springfield and submit a report to the joint convention Wednesday which will, it is believed, end the long suspension. Break In Miners' Strike. Steubenville, O., May 29. The first break Iu the miners' strike In the Pan handle district occurred when several of the miners of the Hinchman Coal company at Benwood, members of the United Mine Workers, entered the mine and resumed work. The failure ot the United Mine Workers to con tinue the payment of strike benefits is the cause of the defection, which it is thought, will spread and especially among the foreign workers. It is re ported that the eastern Ohio "stand pat" operators will place the mines ot the Provident Coal company at St. Clalrsville at work with non-union workers. Ohle Miners Call Convention, Columbus, May 29. At a meeting, officers of the Ohio Mine Workers called a convention of the delegates to be held in Columbus Friday. The call is signed by President William Green, Vice President D. H. Sullivan and Secretary Tieasurer O. W. Sav age. Thei Is nothing in the an nouncement to warrant a prediction as to the probable action which the min ers will take, but It is expected that It will lead to a settlement of differ ences in Ohio. L. & N. WRECK. Eight Persons Were Killed and More Than a Score Injured, Loulsrllle, Ky., May 29. Eight per sons were killed and 22 Injured by the derailment of two coaches of a pas senger train ou the Louisville & Nash ville railroad. The train was from Knoxvllle, was on time and was Leaf ing the Union station in Louisville at a moderate rate, when a flange on a wheel of the smoking car broke, throwing open a switch and causing two of the coaches to sldewlpe a cut of box cars ou a siding. The dead: Howard B. Coleman, Stanford, Ky.,'a salesman; T. W. Thorpe, Broadhead, Ky bridge carpenter for L. & N.; Georgo W. Ponder, Broadhead, Ky bridge carpenter; William Prultt, col ored, Lebanon, Ky., overseer of Bailey's farm; John C. Black, Louis ville, coal merchant; Francis Weaver, Broadhead, Ky carpenter; Martin Hilton, Broadhead, Ky,, bridge car penter; unidentified man, white, about 30 years old; laborer, supposed to be Lee Miller of Broadhead, Ky. Condition of New York Life. New York, May 2. The report of the expert accountants who have been examining the New York Life Insur ance company under direction of the Fowler investigating committee was handed to the board of trustee by the committee. It staged that on Decem ber 31, 1905, the New York Life had a balance available for dividends on par ticipating policies of 151,047,176, and that this balauce exceeds thut claimed by the company In Its annual report for 1905, "We find," say the acount ants, "that on December 31, ,1905, the total assets amounted to $438,788,015, 39, and are fully worth that sum. The general administration ot the company Is well organized and Its management is sound," British Decrease; German Increase, London, May 29. Accordlag to a parliamentary paper Issued last night there was a decrease last year nt 47C, 958 tous of British shipping passing through the Suez canal as compared with 1904, while for the same period the touuage of German vessels pass ing through the cuuul Inuieused 143. 923 tons. Elections In Denmark, Copenhagen, May 30. The general election fo mulubers ot the lower house ot w Duluth diet was held Tuesday. The result leaves the min isterial position somewhat weaker. Against 59 firm support! lu the old house the ministerialists now havo only 55. The Socialists, who lu the last house hail 1C seats, have elected 24 members, the Rightists 13, thu Mod erate Leftists 9, the Radicals 9 and thu Judepender s 3. Tito large Increase iu thu Socialist vote and the loss of (found by the radicals Js very marked. SCANDALOUS Governor Hloolna Pron:yricei the De lay In the Patrick Case, Albany, N Y., May 30. "Little less than scandalous" Is the phrase used by Governor Hlgglus lu a veto luetnur undum Issued regarding "the law's de luy" In the case of Albert T. Patrick, convicted of the murder ot the uged millionaire, William M. Illce, In Now York city lu 1900. The governor's veto wns introduced by Assemblyman Wade of Chautauqua to amend the code of criminal procedure so as to ponnlt nti appeal from an order denying a mo tion for u new trial in a crtmlnul case on the ground ot newly discovered evidence, Recorder Goff, before whom Patrick was originally tried, has now under consideration such u motion for si new trial for Patilck und Governor Hlgglus has reprieved the condemned lawyer for a third time until June 18. Portion of Crater Collapsed. Nuplus, May 30. Another portion of the main crater of Mount Vesuvius fell In, causing a thick, black column of smoke to arise to u height ot sev eral hundred feet, eclipsing the sun and spreading ashes and cinders over Torre Annunzlata and surrounding villages. The Incident cuused consid erable nlnrm, especially because It was accompanied by several loud de tonations, and many peasants left their houses. Professor Mritteticcl, di rector of the royal observatory, who had returned to his post, oideied the workmen who were clearing tho roads to stop operations. The piote sor telegraphed to Naples that he be lleved nothing serious will happen, even If the pTienoiuenon could be ie peated, Philippine Tariff Decision. Washington, May 29. The supreme court reiterated Its decision of last term In the Philippines cases of War ner, Barnes & Co. and Frederick W. Lincoln involving the validity of tariff collections in the Philippine Islands under the executive order of 1S9S. The cases involve about $4,000,000. The government collected revenues uuder executive order on imports into the Philippines between the ratification of the peace treaty and the passage ot the act for civil government, which some months ago was declared void. Shooting Affray; Three Dead. Ft. Worth, Tex., May 29. As a re sult of a shooting affray near Stiles, Reagan county, the following persons are dead: J. R Warren, 28, a wealthy ranchman; Mrs. J. R. Warren, his wife; Mr. Pierce of Hillsboro, Tex., a guest of the Warren family. There were no witnesses, but from a tele phone message sent to Sheriff Japson at Stiles It Is deducted that Warren killed his wife and Pierce and then committed suicide. Denatured Alcohol Bill. Washington, May 29. The dena tured alcohol bill with the senate Amendments was agred to in the house n motion of Mr. Payne, (N. Y.) au thor of the bill. It now goes to the president for, Ms signature. EXPENSES Of INSPECTION Meat Packers Would Saddle It on the federal Government. ASK TIME TO CONSIDER BILL Compulsory Education Proposition Passes the House Question ol Canal Supplies Agitates the Senate. Important Decisions Handed Down by the Supreme Court. Washington, May 29. Meat oackers who are opposing the proposed meat Inspection law, which was put Into the agricultural appropriation bill In tho form of an amendment by Senator Beverldge, have thus far failed to make any Impression upon tho president, who Insists that the measure shall bo put into effect. The puckers aro beg ging for time to consider it, and aro huggling over the question whether they or the government shall pay the expense of the proposed inspection, which is estimated at about $1,600,000 o year. Meauwhlle Charles P. Mc Neill, commissioner of labor, and James II. Reynolds of New York, who made the Investigation which revealed startling conditions in the big meat packing plants, are hurriedly putting the report of their investigation into definite form for the president. The seuato sent tho rate bill to conference, hoard a defense by Sen ator Klttredge of a sea level canal and three Democratic speeches on the reso lution relating to purchaso ot canal supplies in foreign markets and de voted the remainder of tho time to the postotllce appropriation bill. No ob jection was made to tho appointment ot the ranking members of the inter state commerce committee as con ferees on the rate hill aud they were not Instructed In any maimer. They are Senators Elklus, Cullom and Till man, Chairman Elklns called a meeting of the rate conferees and they assembled in Senator Elklns' room. Tho meet ing was preliminary, though there was some discussion of the bill. The housu conferees were asked to present any objections they had to the "wisdom ot the senate" lu ameudlug the house bill, "We commend you," suld one ot thu senators, " &a a piece of our monu mental folly, (he anti-pass umeudmont, hut you may do as you will with It." The compulsory oducutlonal bill for the district occupied the attention ot the house, the hill lielug finally passed. State and Freight Regulation, Wshlngton, May 29. The supreme couit of the United States has de cided the wo, of the North Carolina railroad commlsiic.'i vs. the Southern Railway compauy, Ju layer of the rail way company. The case Involved tho right of a state to compel u. railroad conlpjnv to., place Its care ontracka Logan, Ohio, Monday. June 11, 1986. Renipel Hotel from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m, SAVE YOUR SIGHT Hnve your eyes oxmnltierl ahd tested by r, skilled Optician. Dr, West of tho KYiwcc Medlcnt Institute Co., will EXAMINE YOUIl EYES FREE. If glneWi nro required lie will nt you 50 per cent lower than nny other firm. Wo grind Iouhoh to stilt cnoh pursuit. If You are Suffering from any Disease, Weakness or Disability , V.'.iy Not Consult Froo an Exporloncod, Educated Spoolallst, who is thoroughly equipped with tho necessary appliances known to modorn medical scionco ? It Will Pay You to Go 200 Miles to See Dr. Weist Chief Examining sndConiuHliiz; PhyilcUn of ttio Frsnre Medical Initltutc. Dr, Wclit wilt do lnoro tor you ntullniu re perfect aucceai end lu tho H0RTEST PC! JIBlf time and you nro At no charges if he falll to heal fillt to rurc, Not a PENNY U ton to you if you arc at all dliiatlifled. 1 would rather effect a cure of a difficult case than receive It Ma; sum of money. I believe In "CUniNQ TO OTAY CURED." Nothtnc 13 PAID by you if NOTHHB is aone for 30U. RESULTS COUNT; NOTHINB ELSE. You jet satisfaction, you g6t cured or you are OUT HO MONEY. The FRANCE MEDICAL INSTITUTE CO.,3Ga;SlColumbUs,0. .nEKKnlt, deslguateff ,".r r VUe authorities for the benefit ot individual snippets. Tlie railroad company attac-ked the law as unconstitutional ou the ground, that it Involves an Interference with the Inter state comnjerce, and the circuit court sustained this position. That decision was allirmed by the supreme court. In his opinion Justice White said that state railroad commissioners have authority to reasonably regulate the delivery of freight within the state, but nof to the extent of Imposing n burden on commerce between the states, as was the ease In this instance. Franchise Tax Upheld. Washington, May 29. The case of the New York Central Railroad com pany vs. N. L. Miller, comptroller ot the state of New York, involving tho New York state law imposing a fran chise tax on railroad property iu that stute was decided by the supreme court favorably to the state. The case covered taxes for tho years 1900 to 1903, and the amount Involved was $889,375. the law was enacted in 189C and provides for a tax on fran chises of railroads on the capital stock at the rate of l mills on the dollar In proportion to the equipment em ployed In the state of New York. Boy's Composition on a Horse. A father going into his stable one day lust week found his little son astride ono of the horses with u slate and pencil in his hand. "Why, Harry," he exclaimed, "what aro you doing?" "Writing n composi tion," was the reply. "Well, why don't ysu write it in the house?" asked the father. "Because," un swered the little fellow, "the teacher told me to write a composition on a horse." Getting Rid of a Habit. "Habit" is hard to overcome. If you take off the first letter it does not change "a bit." If you take off another you still have a "bit" left. If you take off still another the whole of "it" remains. If you take off another it is not "t" totally used up. All of which goes to show that if you wish to get rid of n habit you must throw it off altogether. Phil adelphia Ledger. Species of Birds. Six thousand different speck'H of birds are known, and of these Eu rope possesses 503 and North Amer ica 471. Penny Glad and Penny 8ad. When a little penny's) dingy And n dull and ugly brown From tho (lngerx of tho butcher boy An1 HVory one In town, I feel norry for the penny, Aril I say It is too b,d, Don't you think the little penny must be sad? Then I ruli it on the carpet Willi till my main und might Till It et nil warm and shiny A ml to pretty uud so bright Thut I'm sure It hus forgotten All thu troubles that it hud. Don't yeu think (he little penny must t (lad? t. Nicholas. mlJM 1 HE HEALS ALL CURABLE CASES The France Medical Institute ffiift " years no have been making regular monthly vlilts to the principal cltlci of Ohio, our long experience, remarkable nklll, and great miccets entitle ui to the full confidence ol the atllicted. REFERENCES But (Jinks nd Laadlng Bulniu Man at Cdiimbui. Men and women who need treatment, llntl out what alii you. When tho real trouble Is known that It one half tho cure. Not n dollar need he paid unless you are nbtolutcly latllllcil lu every particular that Dr. Weltt will keep hlr agreement. WHAT AILS YOU? Throat, Lung, Nasal Diseases ASSSH.on Heart, Blood and Skin Diseases JffiMSit rim" Brain, Spinal and Nerve Diseases fl&5&$2ll'. ,. eiiay, Kits, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Jlendachea, Sleeplesinesi, DU7lnet(, Brain, .nil Nervous KxluiUBtlon, etc, tttccesafully treated by our original method. Plmumnticin Our cure for Itlieunmtlsm li the moit aucceiilul known nilUUIIldUblTl to medical iclence. foung and Middle-Aged Men Tj&ffiJftSSrSZ; ind Nervous Debility may call with confidence. ricnncao rf Wnmon After ycara of experience we havo dlacor llbt)itbUb Ui. VV UJIltm cred the greatcat cure known fordfaeaaer peculiar to the aes. Painful Menstruation, Sterility orilarrennera.I.e. "orrhcon, J'rurltK Ovarian and Fibroid Tumors In the early atagea, etc, positive! .ureit by our method. Our treatment la perfectly harmless and easily applied. No humiliating expomire on examination. Try It, and you will exclaim like hu:. drodo of others: "Oh, I feel like a different woman,'' Rupture and Varicocele Raffi'irr, tnry. Be sure and consult us before taking treatment elsewhere. Kidney and Bladder Diseases SS'iSSrVaSIM: der Enlarged Prostate, Frequent and Dribbling Urination. It cottt no moro to employ an expert than toilsk your life with an inexperienced physician. Qtnintiina ""' R" form ot dlieaae rf the urethra and prostate gland O LI I U I U I c cured by our Medicated Doufle, a method of treatment with out pain or detention from business. Syphilis or Blood Poison $?$ tToZenVin.imion' Not necesuvry to attend expensive Sanitariums, Hospitals, or Health Re sorts ; our medicines and treatment can be taken and applied at home. Eacli pi-rscm applying for Medical Treatment to our vi9ltli)gphyslclan or at the home omen annum bring from two to four ounce of urine, which will receive careful chemical and microscopical examination. Consultation and Examination free and strictly confidential. NO names publlshsd without written consent. FOR THE LITTLE ONES. How a Greedy Dog Got Moro Than Hor Share of Food. Old Fan was 1111 Englfah beagle, black and tan, with long silky ears, great black, expressive eyes and rather pointed face She was very motherly iu her ways. Her great hunting qualities were exceeded only by her gluttony. Besides herself in this family of dogs were her son, liex; Xed, or u Uncle Teddy," a setter; Lady, a spotted beagle, and Gene, the grey hound. They had all their own pans and were given their meals ut tho same time. Fan would hurry and eat her por tion, run around the house and bark fiercely. Of course the others would all leave their food to see what the disturbance was. Old Fan would then positively ily baek to the puns, gobble up all the food, and when Ihe other dogs returned to finish their meal everything would be eaten. "So the poor dogs got none." Time and again she would do this, until some one would have to remain with them until they were all through eating. Philadelphia Ledger. At a Young Folks' Party, A pretty and unique way to "pair off couples" for supper at a young folks' party is suggested here. Pass to the guests two baskets of flowers, ono to the girls and tho other to the boys, and request each to select one. There may bo roses, carna tions, violets any flowers that the young hostess sees fit to supply. To the stems of the flowers are tied with tiny ribbons small cards bear ing the names of noted characters in fiction or history. The boy drawing the card bearing the name Romeo must hunt for the girl on whoso card is the name Juliet. Pocahontas is sought by John Rolph, John Al den seeks out his demure Priscilla, Hamlet his Ophelia, etc. -I 1 - It Foretells Woather. Do you wish to gain a reputation as a weather prophet? Watch tho clouds, says an old sailor, or, rather, ono cloud. Pick out the smallest- cloud you can see and keep your eyo on it. If it diminishes and disap pears it shows a slate of tho air that is almost sure to be followed by fair weather. But if it increases in size falling weather will not bo far off. Tho reuson is this: When tho air is becoming charged with electricity you will seo every cloud attracting all less ones toward it, till it gathers into u shower. And, on the contrary, when tho fluid is passing off or dif fusing itself even u largo cloud will be seen breaking to pieces and dis solving. Recreation From Golf. Soon after being beaten at the re cent election ex-Premier Balfour was on tho links with some frionds. One of his companions expressed his sorrow that Mr. Balfour would not have a sent in parliament. "Too bad," agreed tho former prime min ister, "I don't know what I'll do now for recreation from golf." Chicago Inter Ocean. A Customary Impression. "I rely on the sense of tho plain people," said tho youthful states man. Tes," answered Senator Sor- ?hum. "Somehow a man always eels that tho plain people havo splendid judgment just after they have elected him to olUce," Wash ington Star. . Humor and Philosophy By DUNCAN M. SMITH CHASE FOR RICHES. We sail across the ocean, We chase about the land, .Wo cross the boundless prairie. 4 We bravo the desert sand. We dig into the mountains, We dale the northern cold. And nil to capture dollars To get a bunch of gold. We set up In tho morning And spend the day In toil. And then we keep ou slaving; ISeneath the midnight oil. For In tho iush for riches We never want to quit Until wo' have tho treasure Securely in our mitt. We seek some savage country Or fever ludened coast. We walk the dread Death valley, Where weather comes on toast; Wo climb a live volcano And peer down In the pit. And If we ee a nugget We dive in after it. We overlook the sunsets, Wo miss tho baby's smile, Wo miss the April blossoms And other things worth while, And then to cap tho climax, To top the tale of woe, Iu splto of all our striving We do not got the dough. (7 Turkish Postal Department. There is salil to be but one postal oflicial in the entire Turkish empire. We may judge from this thut the Turks aro not much given to writing love letters ou pustul curds or the ofll clttl wouldn't have auy time left to eell stamps after rending them. Probably the person who was look ing for the letter thut never caiuo after ho had searched elsewhere would find It iu 11 pigeonhole uuder somo old rub bish Iu the desk of the oflicial who hud been wondering for six months wheth er he would send It to its destination or sell it for wpste paper. When a uow otllclal Is appoluted there Is greiU excitement In his depart ment If a letter comes directed to some body after ho has held olilco for threo or four years. Aftor consulting with the chief of police ho soaks It In witter for three days and then cautiously tears It open, Americans who buiuI out circulars to select lists udvortlslug patent churns would drive him to nervous prostration. Not All Icemen Either. The weather may bo hot enough To make you sweat beneath the collar, Utit still a lot ot men you know Will freeze liisht on to every dol lar. Give Her 0 Chance. "No man should marry a womun that ho doesn't respect." "Don't lot hltu worry about that. Just hand Iter a rolling pin, uud ho will learu to respect her," ' Pie For Him. ! An ounce of hurry, A pound of worry, A thing or two that frets you, Some more distraction With strong nerve action, Aud then the doctor gets you. Lives Up to Agreement, "I understand sho takes hi board ers." ' "Yes, aud after they havo beou with hor a week they admit they were tak en Ju." PERT PARAGRAPHS. Toets are artists for art's sake aud writers of oa udverthjemeuts for their stomach's uako. 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