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Try Gr-tn-O! Try Grain-Of
Ask your Grocer to-day to ahow you a packngeof GHAIN-O, the new food drink that takes the place of coffee. The chil dren may drink it without injury as well *® 'he adult. All who try it, like it. GKAIN-0 has that rich seal brown of Mocha or Java, but it is made from pure grains,, and the most delicate stomach re ceives it without distress. V 4 the price of coffee. 15c. and 25 cts. per package. Sold by all grocers. Don t tell children liow very good you •were when young. They may doubt your veracity. Consistency—A jewel that the pawn broker refuses to recognize. Both tlio method and results when Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant and refreshing to the taste, and acts gently yet promptly on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys tem effectually, dispels colds, head aches and fevers and cures habitual co istipation. Syrup of Figs is the only remedy of its kind ever pro duced, pleasing to the taste and ac ceptable to the stomach, prompt in its action aDd truly beneficial in its effects, prepared only from the most healthy and agreeable substances, its many excellent qualities commend it to all and have made it the most popular remedy known. Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50 cent bottles by all leading drug gists. Any reliable druggist who may not have it on hand will pro cure it promptly for any one who wishes to try it. Do not accept any substitute. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL LOUIBVILU. Kf. NEW YORK, N.Y. ICOuch] ■ don t delay! I fAK£; I IkeMFsl I BALSAM I L'visfkJ It Cures Colds. Coughs, Bore Throat* Croup. Influ enza, Whooping Cough, Bronchitis and Asthma. A certain cure for Consumption in first stages, and a sure relief in advanced stages. U?e at once. You will see the excellent effect after taking tht first dose. Sold by dealers everywhere. 25c and 60c Per Bottle jWjj fp POBVBMEL SLICKER a' Kef ps both rider and sil £ feoly dry In the hardest storms. Substitutes will disappoint. Ask for k 1897 Fish Brand Pommel Slicker— a 7 ew lidujff, it is entirely new. If not for sale In fLtef'S? 3 WtEb your town, write for catalogue to I'm?!® iH HTFor information oh to Low Railway Ratos, Maps, PumphlotH, etc., address the Department of the Inleri* or, Ottawa, Canada, or C. J. BROUGHTON, l'JZi Mo mid nock Build n, Chicago, II!.; W. V. BKNNE'XT, 119 New York Life Building, Omaha, Neb. 4Q FOR 14 CERTS /Vrf&L m Wr wish to gain 150,000 new cuj , nSriWsS’ tomers, and hence offer 1 Pkg. 13 Day Radish, 10? MSMWa 1 Pkg. Early Spring Turnip, ICj 1 " Karliest Rea Beet, 10^ imUviMlßyJgg l " Bismarck Cucumber, 10c flfimttnMTrg l '* Uusen Victoria Lettuce, 16c IBSSf 1 tflonriyke Melon, 16c Ff4\i\WsA 1 " Jumbo Giant Onion, 16c Worth SI.OO, for 14 cents. , % pftj Above 10 pkgs. worth SI.OO, we will ■V HH i 1 you free, together with our Ba great Plant anti Seed Catalogue H upon receipt of this notice and l4c. p * Fm postage. We invite your trade and Ml M know when you once try Salrer’s M> H will never get slung with- BR out them. Potatoes at Jw 1.50 a Hbl.Catnlog.lun.se. No.CN. XmT .J Sum s**i> to.. I* cbossx, ws. | ■■ _ A powerful wean Sample Free .. v , Bicycle Enamel. Silver, Wood Work. Kitchen Ware. Kut on nickel or bright metal, any kind. A mere touch will do it. The new wonder is < I.K \> VI.L We want to semi you a sample free. Write for it. \> e want Agents. Full size box. Vo cents. riIVI.FAVt NOVKf/n 4 0., I*. 41. Box 603, - - 4 bit ugis 111. fTnuji riQIJO For Sale on crop payment. V per I AIUnK iMiimO balance‘i crop ycarlvj for J MuibalL Waukegan. 11l AM OPEN LETTER To MOTHERS. v/E ARF. ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR RIGHT TO TIL. EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WORD “CASTORIA,” “PITCHER’S CASTORIA,” AS OUR TRADE mark. I DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts, was the originator of CASTORIA,” the same that has borne and does now syf on every bear the facsimile signature of wrapper. This is the original “ PITCHER'S CASTORIA," u-hich has been used in the homes of the mothers of America fur over thirty years. LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that it is the hind yon have always bought SJ? on the and "has the signature wrap per. Mo one has authority from me to use my name except The Centaur Company of which Chas. 11. bletcher is 's, 1807: Do Not Be Deceived. Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting a cheap substitute which some druggist may oiler you (because he makes a few.more pennies on it;, the ingredients of which even he docs not know. “The Kind You Have Always Bought” BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF Insist on Having The Kind That Never Failed You. TNC CC4TAUN COMPANY. TT MUN AAV STIUKT. NSW YORK CITY. WHEN YOU WANT TO LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THINGS, USE SAPOLIO A PERFECT HOME SECURED AT LITTLE COS f, “ '" Ivan Miff .>s T h <; otlore IS"~'Sl S "~'S S 1 riovski * r°* m , 5. gan, l>u.t now living in Alame da. Western Canada, before taking up their home there visited the country as delegates. They reported to the Gov ! eminent of tiie Dominion of Canada i the result of their observations, and j from this report extracts have been | taken, which are published below: “We have visited a number of most I desirable locations, and are highly pleased with the country as a whole, j It being beyond our highest expecta tions. We tind here a prosperous and well-contented lot of people. They have comfortable homes, and their vast Helds of wheat and other crops in addi tion to their herds of choice cattle, iii dicate prosperity in the full sense of the word. In conversation with the farmers throughout our trip we learned j that the majority of them came here | with very limbed means, and some with no more than enough to bring them ! here, and they are no v well-to-do. They till claim that this is the only country for a poor man. or one with little moans, to get a start and make a home for himself and family As you are aware, wo were a little shaky and un decided before leaving Detroit, but have determined since that we, with our friends, will make this country our future home. It is far from being the ; wilderness we had pictured it to be; it is, instead, a land having all the facili | ties required liy modern civilization, | such as railroads, markets stores, i churches, schools, etc., in fact, an ideal ! home for those having tin* future wel ! fai“ of themselves and families at | heart.” The Messrs. Striovski selected the | Alameda district, but what they say ! of it applies in a general way to most I other districts in that vast country. | They speak of the fuel, which is to lie I had In great quantities, of the water j that can be hud by digging from ten to ! twenty feet, and of the good grazing i land to be liad almost everywhere, j There is plenty of wood for building | timber and for fuel, while coal is eon j venient, and sells at low prices at the j mines. In driving through the country they passed many fine patches of wild raspberries, and say they can speak highly of their flavor, as they could not resist the temptation to stop and eat. Having already transgressed on your valuable space, I shall defer further reference to Western Canada for an other issue. An illustrated pamphlet recently issued by the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, Canada, giving a complete description of the country, will be forwarded free to all who write for it. Yours, W ESTE It N CA N A DA. Map Puzzle Educator, Sent out by the Chicago Great Western Railway, is a dissected map of the Uni ted States, printed on heavy cardboard, and the puzzle consists in putting the pieces together so as to form the com -1 plete map. It will be found interesting and instruct ive to old and young. Send 10 cents to I’u. /.le Department, Chicago Great Western Railway, Quincy Building, Chicago, 111. | Don't judge the cigars a man smokes ; by those lie gives away. What Do the Children Drink? Don’t give them tea or coffee. Have ! you tried the new food drink called UIIAIN-O? It is delicious and nourish ! ing, and takes the place of coffee. The more Grain-O you give the children the more health you distribute through their systems. Grain-O is made of pure grains, and when properly prepared tastes like the choice grades of coffee, but costs about %as much. All grocers sell it. 15c. and 25c. _ My party, may she always be right; but, right or wrong, my party. Mother Gray’s Sweet Powders for Children, Successfully used by Mother Gray, nurse in the Children’s Home in New York, cure Feverishness, Had Stomach, Teeth ing Disorders, move and regulate the Bowels and destroy Worms. Over 10,000 testimonials. They never fail. At all druggists, 25c. Sample FREE. Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. There are more dialects spoken in China than in all Europe. Coughing Leads to Consumption. Kemp's Balsam will stop the cough at once. Go to your druggist to-day and get 1 a sample bottle free. Sold in 25 and 50 cent bottles. Go at once; delays are dan- I gerons. Can This He True? Parson- Wlmt do you gather from tin* lesson of the five wise and the live ; foolish virgins? Student—That at least one-half the | women are foolish. Lane's Family Medicine Moves the bowels each day. In order to be healthy this is necessary. Acts gently on the liver and kidneys. Cures sick headache. Price 25 and 50c. There are more than 10,000 Euro peans and Americans resident in China. Of these 4,000 are English. Klondike via Portland, Tacoma or Se attle. Only personally conducted excur ! sions to Portland leave Chicago Thurs days. Write J NO. SEBASTIAN, G. P. A., Chicago. We learn something even by our fail u res. Thorough purity of the cuticlo is attained by the use of (iU-im'a Sulphur Soap. MU’* Hair and vv lilskor Dye, black or brown, 50c. If it is true that poetry runs in the blood it must lie in the poetical vein. My doctor said I would die, but Piso’s Cure for Consumption cured me.—Amos Kelner, Cherry Valley, 111., Nov. 25, *95. FITS Permanenily cured. No fit* or nervouanea* alter first day’s we of Dr. Kline’s Great Nerve He • orer. Send fur Fit EE *4.00 trial buttle and treatise, Du. It H. KI.iNK. Ltd., yai Arch St. Philadelphia, Pfc ODD MEN IN CONG HESS SOME ARE MADE CONSPICUOUS BY PECULIARITIES. Among the Members of the Two Mouses Sprague Is the Richest, ltecd the Big gest, Sulloway the Tallest, Cockrell the Homeliest, Penrose Handsomest. Extremes in Congrc-*. Washington correspondence: AT N the present House I o f Representatives F are probably more rich members than in -feb-* any of its predecess fg/sfTTly&gfgfj ors f rom the begin- Xs/Mlili ll > n S of die Govern ed/?., k.fLA.I A meiit. Pennsylvania, L New York, and par- TOlMMfe ticularly Massnchu setts, are sending wealthy men t.> Con l^'nrrr^P^ 8 nownduyJ; the "111 M ® po r men come from "Lthe South and West. f - s * ,ruKue 11111 t|\T o f Massachusetts llS’fffteiir”''lP'jI 11 [‘heads the list of plu- UMnrlr rat (1 i*' tocrutg. He married a Miss Weld of Boston, who brought him about $15,000,000. Some sav it was only $10,000,000, but even the latter sum may he considered a fairly decent dower. Mr. Sprague is anew man in Congress, and is only 40 years old. Another very rieh man from Massachusetts is William C. Lov ering, who is likewise serving his first term in Congress. He made his money in the manufacture of cotton goods. J. J. IJelden of New York is worth four or five millions, in- ( vested in hotels l'3S5 ■at |1 and all sorts of en- J |3) terprises. Hitt of I J Illinois is probably as rich as Bolden; ' .3* he got his money with his wife. * p Over at the Sen- [ / J ate end of the Cap- \I / . ' itol is to lie found r quite a hurch of ELKINS, millionaires, of course. Turner, t.Te new Senator from Washington, is appraised at about $4,000,000, invested in gold mines. Wetmore of Rhode Island, now serving his first term, inherited $5,000,000. El kins of West Virginia may be put down conservatively at $3,000,000; he owns coal mines and vast tracts of land in that State. Eugene Hale of Maine, who mar ried tlie daughter of Each Chandler, is vggßffWfefr supposed to possess $5,000,000 or $6,- jr 000,000. Proctor f iftlg of Vermont Las JMWreSEa In marble quarries. J 5/ JkEw and Smith of New I a rfery lersey is credited With $2,000,000, earned by the inan- Sg j ufacture of patent \t The oldest inem 38%.her of the House f j of Representatives PROCTOJt. Grow of Pennsyl vania. He has passed his 75th birthday. Harmer, also of Pennsylvania, has seen the longest service, having been elected to thirteen Congresses. The fattest and heaviest mend or is Tom Reed, the Speak er. The tallest is G.v Snlloway of New Hampshire. He measures four inches over six feet in his socks, and his beard and hair are long and black. It is not certain who is the shortest representa tive t>ut George It. Me- Cleilan seems to have a Af 'v fair claim to that dis- Mi. \ tinction. The baldest BHP is Cooper Wisconsin, Y*j unquestionably. Over . ,^Ol on the Senate side Gal- 'T rffltssM linger of New Hump- A shire boasts the least hair. The Santa Ciaus-jjflHfcgA—_p* .f Congress now, as for |\z^'V many years past, is V / Stewart of Colorado, oallinger. With his silvery hair and beard he is the very picture of Kriss Kritigle. There has never been any dispute as to the identity of the homeliest man in Congress since Cockrell of Missouri was elected to the Senate. There is no malice in saying this, for he himself takes pride in the fact. Even Pcttus, the new Senator from Ala bama, makes no attempt to dispute Cock rell for the d’stinetiou. Except for Cuek rt’ll, however, Pettus would be an easy win / ner > u 'his regard. The homeliest man in 7 W'M the lower house is E<l - jfr/TW dy of Minnesota, and, like Cockrell, he Uprides himself on it. ff lcsst ‘ s like a farmer, in a gray nen- Y ’ descript cost uin e, which looks so soiled Giiow. that it does not show dirt. His mustache is always just about four days old, and his whiskers hnva a growth of two days. How he keeps ' em so is a mystery, but he has nevet been seen clean-shaved. Withal, he is a quaint humorist, at.d a man of considerable ability. Better to Look Upon. The handsomest member of the House, in his own judgment, is Barrett of Mas sachusetts. He wears a neat Van Dyke beard and gold-bowed glasses, and he is alwnys very well dressed. Every- AlyffSk body else thinks Ki that Bailey of J _ l . _ fa Texas easily bears off the palm for (rO J lfJ\i good looks in that tJpi. legislative body. The ladies are all x’pWMr // of that opinion, YVW tdr and they ought to Ar know. Bailey is /ws a liig man, smooth ' 7t\ * shaved and with a strong face, full lodge. red lips and a youthful look. His attire is spick and span, and his broad-brimmed slouch hut gives him a look that is not of the effete East. The handsomest man in the Senate to day is Penrose of Pennsylvania. He is only 37 years old, and, though much ad mired by women, he remains obstinately a bachelor. He is very tall and broad, but he carries himself badly, being somewhat hunched about the shoulders. Henry Ca bot Lodge of Xahant, Mass., is the swell est looking man in the upper house. Though now 47 years of age, he has re tained the youthful look of earlier Jays to a remarkable degree. Allison of lowa is the most distinguished looking Senator, ami a handsome man at that. The dude of the Senate, par excellence, is Edward Oliver Wolcott, who is raid to possess seventy-five suits of clothes; and he never wears a pair of trousers more than three times. IPs clothes are always of the most fashionable cut, and it is even alleged that he ehatiges his cos tume two or three times during a long day’s session at the Capitol, keeping a small wardrobe in his committee room for that purpose. Allison, McMillan, Gorntnn and Wetmore are all well-dressed men. Cockrell is the worst Pressed Senator; it has lieen said of him that tiis trousers bag at the ankles. Well-Dressed Representatives. The best-dressed man in the House is, beyond question, Harry Bingham, who carries the Republican ifirty of Philadel phia in the palm of his hand. Though 57 years old, and with a record of service in ton Congresses, he has all the ivii and activity of a youthful biau. Ilis earnest rival is a Cincinnati member —Jacob 11. Rronnvcll. It may be declared, without any reserve, that the worst-dressed man in the House is Romulus Z. Linney of North Carolina. For some reason he ap pisrs in a very much dressed up condi tion on rare occasions, but the phenome non is purely spasmodic, and immediately he relapses into his accustomed disord?r lv asjM’Ct. Customarily he looks ns if he had on his wedding suit of >0 years ear lier shiny and buttoned awry. Neverthe less, he is a brilliant orator, in the old-time florid style, impetuous aud earnest. Speaking of oratory, it is surprising to find that there nre no great orators in the House of Representatives to-day—no mei-. to take the place o? Crisp and Bourke Cock ran. Such orators as there are sit among the Republicans, and the only three of any note as such are all of them lowa men, oddly enough. There is Hen derson of lowa, fervid and impressive; Dolliver of lowa, smooth and mellifluous, and Cousins of lowa, who has a fine voice and prepures his speeches carefully. All three are eloquent men and Dolliver is a wit of the first water. On the Democratic side no man it to be considered seriously as an orator, unless Bailey be so termed. The Republicans have a rising man in Moody, from the old Essex district of Massachusetts; but among the leaders of the House at pres ent then.- .s remarkably little oratorical ability. At the Senate end of the Capitol, Frye and Wolcott are the best orators. Wol cott is the wittiest man in the upper house, and is always sure of atten* an when he talks. Aldich of Rhode 1.,.'- :d is the most expert debater. Stewart, of the silver longue and silver hair, talks the most. MILLIONS TO PAY OLD CLAIMS. Bills Reported to the Senate for Ap propriation of $9,705,253. S'mator Teller, chairman of the Senate Committee on Claims, introduced two bills ia the Senate embodying the results of the committee's investigation under the provision of the general deficiency act of last session authorizing that committee to investigate and report upon meritorious claims against the Government which nre before the committee. One o' the bills refers nun ■ rous claims to the Court of Claims, atm the other is an oumihus measure providing appro priations under general heads, as fol lows: Court of claims cases (mostly under the Bowman net) $1,840,963 French spoliation claims 1,043,117 Under naval contract? 7U2.500 On account of churches ami schools 305,974 Claims of state 4,093,128 Miscellaneous claims 897,204 For adjustment aud settlement (in POft) 130,359 Total $9,765,253 All but about $2,000 of the claims of States allowed nre for the refunding of moneys advanced for raising troops dur ing the war of the rebellion by California, Oregon and Nevada. Provision is made for tiie investigation by competent tribu nals of the claims of Florida and Tennes see against the United States and the counter claims of the general Government against those States. Both these conten tious are of long standing. Provision is also made for the adjust ment of claims of fifteen other States amounting in the aggregate to $195,200, which are the results of expenditures made by the various States in equipping troops during the war of the rebellion. GEORGE E. ROBERTS. The New Director of the Mint la an lowa Newspaper Man. George E. Roberts, nominated to be di rector of the mint, lives at Fort Dodge, lawn, is a noted writer on economic top- OKORGIC K. ROBERTS. ics and a warm advocate of the gold standard. Mr. Roberts began his career as a printer in the office of the Fort Dodge Messenger, ana before he had arrived at his majority he was part owner of the plant, and a few years afterward its sole owner. Mr. Roberts won a reputation during the last presidential campaign by his reply to Harvey’s “Coin’s Financial School,” and more than 150,(XX) copies of his book were bought by the people. He lias occupied prominent public positions in lowa aid lias been n political leader for several years. GAIN FOR TREASURY. Revenues for Last Seven Month In creased $03,009,000. The January treasury statement of re ceipts and disbursements shows the total revenues of the Government (exclusive of the Postoffiee Department) for the first seven months of t.ie fiscal year beginning July 1, 1897, to have been $245,094,000, against $181,42- ,510 f >r the correspond ing period of 1890-7, an increase of $03,- 009,000. Customs receipts for seven months foot up $77,084,573, against $59,098,500 for the corresponding period last year; inter nal revenue receipts, $92,941,403, against $88,853,581; miscellaneous receipts, $70,- 058,245, against $13,972,405. The expen ditures for the seven months aggregate $24-4.000,000 In round figures, Against $225,079,000 for the corresponding period of the preceding twelve months. The in creased outlay is charged against the sev eral accounts ns follows (approximately): Civii and miscellaneous, $10,500,000; war, $5,500,000; navy, $4,000,000; pension, $8,500,000. January customs receipts ag gregate $14,239,490; internal revenue, $12,443,200; miscellaneous, $10,640,947. News of Minor Note. Anew surety company, backed by the Deutsche bank of Berlin, is to tie *tarted in New York. Abraham Tebbits, the Boston leather merchant accused of embezzlement, has been arrested at Regina, Assinaboia County, Northwest Territory. President Burt of the Union Pacific lias secured an option on forty ceres of laud in Omaha, which is to lie laid out in railroad yards for the use of the com puuy. Orders have been given by Secretary Long to h.ive the big armored cruiser Brooklyn make a winter cruise through the West Indies, and especially atoong the Windward Islands. The General Passenger Agents' Asso ciation has ratified the finding of the ra*te clerks in which it was recommended that the excursion rates of last summer be maintained this year. The Canal Boat Owners’ Association of New York has drafted two Sills for the protection of the commerce of the State and of the canals and thf/ will be introduced in the Legislature. President Potter of the L. A„ IV. re quests that wheelmen everywhere send him the name of any transportation com pany that imposes unjust chargee for car rying cyclists, or in other ways is oppres sive to riders. At Bethlehem. Pa., Rt. llev. JBthelbert Talbott, I). I)., LL. D., former mission ary bishop of Wyoming and Idaho, woo enthroned ns bishop of the CentiSl Penn sylvania diocese of the Protestant Epis copal church. Henry Goottel, a young Germtn baker, after making a confession to th? Sheriff at St. Augustine to the effect that Her man Broetz and himself wrecked a pus senger train near Rivera on the Florida East coast, committed suicide by hang ing himself with a towel in the Jail. Alphabet Fngraved on a Pinhead. Frank J. Molh nhauer is perhaps the most expert engraver In New York, if not in the world. In delicacy of touch and skill In ,handling deHcata instru ments Ills work Is something marvel ous. His latest achievqmert was to engrave the twenty-six letter of the alphabet on the head of a P‘L Under a magnifying glass the letter? t.re clear and distinct, and each is as ferfect as any ever engraved for a visittug card or wedding Invitation. But with the naked eye the minute letters .v?e mere ly scratches which have no dtw ernibie form. Molleuhauer\s work was the re sult of an attempt to beat the work of a man who had engraved Lord’s prayer on a three-cent New York Journal. Mrs. Browning's Age. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s care fully concealed age Is exposxl to the world on a tablet in Kelloo Parish Church, near which she w*.\ born, March 6, 1806. She was. therefore, 6 years older than her husband. Wolverine trimming, made to Imitate sable tails, costs to cut and sew $7.50 per yard, one inch wide, material not Included. DE LOME 18 RECALLED HIS RESIGNATION ACCEPTED BY SPANISH GOVERNMENT. Impertinent Spaniard No Longer Min ister at Washington—Confesses tliut He Wrote the t unalcjus Note—Peace able Relations Are Not Affected. Message Comes from Madrid. Enrique Dupuy de Lome is no longer the Spanish minister to this Government. His recall was demanded by this Govern ment when it was discovered he had writ ten a letter in which he spoke of the Pres ident of the United States as a “low poli tician, weak aud catering to the rabble.” Such a letter, purporting to have lieen written by him in December last to S >aor Canalejas, was published throughout (h country Wed’ic.’hiy morning, having lieen given to the press by the Cuban junta in New li ck, who had received it by the hands of a special messenger from Ha vana, where it hud been stolen from Cu nalejas. The following is the substance of the cablegram sent to Minister Woodford in Madrid by the State Department: “There has appeared in the public prints a letter SENCR DE LOME. addressed to Scnor Canalejas. The Span ish minister admits writing it. It con tains expressions reflecting upon the Pres ident of the United States of such a char acter as to end the minister’s usefulness here. Gen. Woodford has been instruct ed to inform the Spanish Government that the immediate recall of Minister de Lome is expected.” At a meeting of tiie Spanish cabinet, held Thursday under the presidency of the queen regent, the minister for foreign affairs, Senor Gallon, read a dispatch from Senor Dupuy de Lome, tiie Spanish minister at Washington, saying that the published letter to Senor Canalejas was written by him, and that his position, con sequently, had become untenable, and lie begged the Government to accept his res ignation. The cabinet decided to accept the resignation of Senor Dupuy de Lome, and the ministers subsequently nn-t and decided to telegraph to Senor de Lome accepting his resignation and intrusting the first secretary with the conduct of the current affairs of the legation. Senor de Lome sought to cover his re treat in an adroit manner by voluntarily tendering his resignation in advance of tb. President’s demand for his recall. It is nmv admitted that he cabled his resig nation as early as 10 o’clock Tuesday night. At 9 o’clock he learned a fac sim ile copy of the letter was in the hands of the newspapers, and an hour later in* had resigned. This step was taken to pre serve De Lome’s status in the diplomatic service at home. He hoped thereby to forestall action by this Government which would have made him ineligible for reap pointment in the diplomatic service again. The President determined not to give the minister tiie benefit of this ruse and made the demand for the recall, with a view of forever terminating St nor de Lome’s usefulness as a diplomat. The feeling of indignation in the admin istration against the Spanish minister is illustrated by the President’s act heap ing humiliation upon the diplomat. Wed nesday morning De Lome positively re peated his charge made the night before that the letter was a forgery, even after he had stealthily cabled his resignation on account of it. His purpose was to keep the President in the dark long enough to get his resignation before the home government in time to avert a recall. The feeling Wednesday morning at the \\ bite House and the State Department was one of charity for De Lome. Nobody doubted the letter was a forgery and State Department officials showed their sympathy for the diplomat to the extent of calling attention to the Federal statute protecting foreign diplomats from libel. While ail this anxiety was being shown for the Spanish minister he was crown ing his diplomatic career by misleading the President and State Department in order to gain a personal advantage. This net of De Lome’s was the prime cause for the President insisting upon registering at Madrid a demand for his recall. It is not believed by officials of the administration that the incident will lead to any friction whatever between the two governments. kSC®^. Tin)© W€W|> A Georgia postmaster who objected to the criticism of his management of the office got his gun aud winged his critic. Detroit lias a bigamist with eight wives, and the authorities are actually consid ering the infliction of further punishment. A Washington special says: “Cables from Havana declare that the city is as quiet as Philadelphia.” Perhaps they’re all dead. Of course the three Scminoles who were engaged in that latest “uprising” quit just as soon as they learned that Congress was likely to pass an anti-sealping bill. The New York police department asks for a round appropriation of $13,000,000 for the coming year. That's an unlucky number—for the taxpayers. For that Klondike feeling: Take a shov el and dean off the sidewalk before break fast, repeating the dose as often as the sidewalk seems to require it. llev. Hugh Johnson, the “President’s preacher,” who made such sensational “breaks,” is going to resign. Another case of “Too Much Johnson.” A Boston contemporary says “straw berries arc again in our midst at $2.50 a box.” They will not lie in our midst until they are much cheaper. As Mary E. Lease has become an in surance agent, people may conclude they can insure their lease of life by securing au insurance on their fife of Lease. Poor John Chinaman is holdtig his queue with both hands and vainly trying to decide whether Russia, England or Japan is the real "Jack the Clipper.” 8. D, Nicknni of Indiana claims to have invented a light that will hern forever without costing a cent, lie’s the only mun on eaitli prepared to fight the Stand ard Oil Company. A 16-year old girl has lieen expelled from the St. Louis public schools because she is married. This is a mistake; any 16-year-otd wife clearly needs to know more than she does. The press censorship in Havana is now so strict that American war correspond ents who hope to keep up with the game are compelled to cable the details of riot ous outbreaks before they occur. The visit of the battleship Maine to Havana was merely the movement of a pawn on the international chess hoard, but it may cause Spain to sacrifice a cas tle to prevent the checkmate of a king. President Dole's Hawaiian whiskers are of considerable length, but they are not as long as Senator Morgan's Hawa iian speeches —nor as heavy. The Atlanta Constitution says: “Wil liam Goat is the name of anew Arkan sas bard.” This must be the pen name of “Billy the Kid.” The Maine has gone to Havana on a friendly* call. Due regard for personal appearance doubtless prompted her to put on plenty of powder. Billy Patterson is mixed up in the cot ton spinners’ trouble down East. Is this the same man who had something to do w'Ji a famous strike? THE HUSH FOR GOLD. MIDDLE WEST TO SEND 25,C00 MEN TO ALASKA. Argonauts in Illinois, lowa, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan Soon to Start —Have Spent the Winter in Preparation and Are Well Equipped. Exodus for the Klondike. Ci 7/*r t *' e ra r' n *> epidemic yVjjf/t in the Middle West hj 'XmT cm States. It is bg \jlt’oiated ou an abso lately accurate basis nAi''’ that at least 25,000 men in Illinois, Wis consin, lowa, Indiana and Michigan are planning to go to the Yukon this spring. The estimate is built upon reports that 2,114 have actually bought tickets and secured their implements and outfits. This company of argonauts is ready to start be fore the month is up. The ostium'-d rush to the Northwest for the whole spjbix is based upon actual figures of the movement of the next fif teen days. It makes allowance for the vast number of prospectors and gold hunt ers who have not left their names or pre fer to make the trial without notoriety. It shows that there has never been such a rampant spirit of adventure in the coun try since the memorable days which took the endless caravans across the plains to the gold fields of California. lowa leads the list. Information conies from Des Moinc that fully 10,000 men in the State hare declared their Klondike intentions. The exodus from lowa during the coming few days will be 285 at the lowest figure. Illinois cities have report ed that 704 will leave he fore ten days are up, excluding the big delegation from Chicago. Indiana will start 204, Michi gan 277, and Wisconsin COO. There is nothing of uncertainty in these figures. The messages which brought them also give the names and addresses of the explorers. The tabic of delegations to start north at the first sign of good weather is this: Illinois 704 Wisconsin 000 lowa 255 Indiana 2* >4 Michigan 321 It appears from data and statistics which have been gathered l.y the Chicago Times-Herald that the men are going fully equipped and well prepared for the hardships. The brave-hearted adventur ers will be provided with ample means, adequate provisions and suitable imple ments. They have spent the winter in perfecting arrangements. They are con fident that they will have the advantage 9ver companies, corporations and indi viduals who dashed into the region with out tools, food or study ol' the country. They figure that it has paid them to make haste slowly. They will get to the creeks, mountains and hills in better state of body and health than the crowd which has been ice-locked during a frightful winter. Illinois has hardly a town in which there is not an association of Klondike in terests, or at least a little hand of met PORTABLE KLONDIKE OUTFIT. who think they have the courage and the strength to enter this race for gold. It has caught the men of professions, busi ness men, and men who work for wages. The permanency of the undertakings prove that they are not mushroom in char acter or the result of any passing mania. In many instances the parties will start with new inventions it the line of cloth ing, strange tools against cold, mosqui toes, and hunger, foods prepared in new ways—all the efforts of the patentee be ing directed to get as much as possible in the smallest possible space. lowa seems to be entirely under the in fluence of the rage. It is reported by cor respondents that 285 men have given their names as bona-fide Ivlondikers—to start during the month. It is calculated that this is only a fraction Oi the total number to leave, and figures sent from Dos Moines show that fully 10,000 farm ers, professional men, mechanics and la borers will risk their savings and lives along the Yukon this fall and coming win ter. There has already started a pilgrim age like that of the ’49crs. The stories of fabulous wealth have caught the rich and the poor alike, and even politicians are planning to take the risks. Charles A. Walsh, secretary of the Democratic National Committee, has re signed his place and is alrea y on the way north. W. M. McFarland, former Secretary of State and a California cam paigner, is about .ady to start. James Callahan, a capitalist at Des Moines, has organized a grub-staking company and is sending . delegation to the Yukon. There is an almost daily exod ,s from Des Moines, and railroad men there are busy night and day with ticket buyers and seekers of information. Michigan has 521 men who have already bought tickets and will leave shortly. There is hardly a town of any size in Michigan that is not talking Klondike or showing interest in companies about to have for the Yukon. . Wisconsin is still more nthusiastic. Milwaukee reports more than 100 men who are looking about for supplies and equipment and getting tickets to the Northwest, and from every hamlet over the State comes the word that one man or two men have started for the Yukon, or are getting ready to start. Indiana’s total from correspondents is 204. This is far from the entire number of argonauts. Indianapolis has been the center of a great Klondike movement. The companies there expect that 100 men will leave during the nevt ten days. It is the same all over Indiana—in big towns, the little ones and in the country. The amazing interest the West is now showing ir> the Klondike has not been equaled since ’4!) and is thought to he as wild is it was in that year. Notes of Current Kvents. Standard Oil certificates arc quoted at 4<>3, being the highest mark yet reached. The opening of the new steamship ser vice between Tampa, Fla., and Central America is inaugurated. The grape growers of the South lake shore have decided to form an organiza tion for the coming season. The Canton (Mass.) postofllce was broken into. Blowing open the safe, the robbers carried off over 52.000 worth of stamps. There is no clue to the burglars. Juau Orosco is under arrest at Los An geles, Cal., charged with the murder of his bride of seventeen days, who was found dead in bed with a bullet in her heart. Nicholas Backus, keeper of the water works crib at Cleveland, started to walk ashore on the ice, when the wind shifted and the ice began moving out into the lake. Backus .vas or. a cake about twelve feet squer" Two fishermen finally saw him ard he was rescued when about a mile and a half from shore. Daniel Meyer has commenced suit against the city of Sacramento, Cal., to recover the value of 103 bonds of 1859, due Feb. 1. 1892, and amounting to $84,- 200. Bishop John H. Vincent, of the Meth odist Episcopal church, appearing before the State Temperance Union, appealed to his hearers to take up the chewing gum habit, and to persevere until it was “crusaded” out of Kansas. A sensation has been caused at Con stantinople by the demand of the Bul garian agent that hideous outrages on Bulgarian subjects in the vilayet of Us kub be stopped. Dismissal of a number of Turkish officials is demanded. PRES. M’KTNLKY VS. FREE STIVER. A battle of giants Is going to take place this summer on 30,000 farms In America, not in talk or votes, but in yields. Sal*°r’s two new potato mar vels are named as above, and he of fers a price for the biggest potato yield, also S4OO in gold for suitable names for his eorn (17 inches long) and oat pro digies. Only seedsmen in America growing grasses, clovers and farm seeds and selling potatoes at $1.50 a barrel. The editor urges yon to try Salzer’s Northern Grown Seeds, and to Send This Notice with lOCts. in Stamps to John A. Salzer Seed Cos., La Crosse, Wis., for 11 new farm seed samples, worth $lO, to get a start, and their big catalogue. c.n. Wasteful. “Fwat'a this 1 hear about you soak in’ a Chlnyman wid a brick?" asked Mr. Hogan. "I did,” admitted young Ilogau. “Niver let me hear av th’ like again. Always hr Teak a brick In two and soak your man twice. You young Americans are much too wasteful."— Indianapolis Journal. Hong Kong is the capital of foreign industry in the far East. More than 3,000 vessels touch there annually. When men try to get more good than comes from well doing, they al ways get less. Cipher—The average man who thinks he is one in a thousand. Eruptions On the Face "I was troubled with eruptions on my face. 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A good idea is to keep some Pearline i a sifter, ready to use for •washing, dish-washing, etc., ou sprinkle a little over the instance,and then just wash h a wet cloth. See how :onvenient to use than soap, ing of the easier work ! buying and using Pearline ( ( t , ashing clothes, and not for (t/ 1 .* 1 * hinds of washing and cleaning, # . */* i\* * you’re cheating yourself out of a great •••**•* * * deal of comfort and economy. wt vHiUffIHSK Domestic Heroines. medicine. I have suffered for two years, and have spent over one hundred dollars for doctors. There was not a week passed without my doctor being called to my bedside. He said I had falling of the womb, and that I must wear a rubber ring. I wore it six months, but I still had those terrible bearin own pains, and pains in my back and side. Menstruations were so painful that I was compelled to take to my bed. I have taken four bottles of your medicine, and am cured of ail those pains. I never felt better in m/ life than Ido now. I would recommend it to all who suffer from female weak ness or womb trouble. To all suffering women I would say, “Take Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound. It will not only save dollars, but restore you to perfect health."— Mrs. C. E. Meier, Jacksonboro, Ohio Fever Content. Some pc pie are never content with anything. They will not find exactly what they want even In heaven, if they kuow someone is there ahead of them. For Instance, some are great sufferers from neuralgia. Friends have tolu them what is best and certain to cure them. Not content with wnat is said, they suffer ou. Pain ravages and de vastates the system, and leaves it a barren waste. St. Jacobs Oil has cured thousands. Just try It. Poor Tommy ! Even so sacred a thing as maternal affection may sometimes provoke a smile. "W by, Mrs. Jainesby!" exclaimed a neighbor across the back-yard fence. “Ifo you beat your own carpets?” “Tes." replied Mrs. Jainesby. "I don't mind it. Its good exercise.” "I should think you'd have Tommy do It.” "Poor Tommy!” rejoined the good woman, resuming her exorcise. "He belongs (whack!) to a gymnastic class downtown, and (whack!) lie's so tired when lie comes home in the afternoon (whack!) that I haven’t the heart to ask him (whack!) to take It >f any work like this.” (Whack! whack!)— Youth’s Companion. Usually the Case. Lady—Now that you have had some thing to eat, will yo usplit some wood for me? Tramp—l’m sorry, madam, but real ly, I’m indisposed. Lady—What is the nature of your indisposition? Tramp—l’m indisposed to split the wood. It Keeps '!ic Feet Warm and Dry And Is the only cure for Chilblains, Frost Bites, Damp, Sweating Feet, Cornr and Bunions. Ask for Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder to be shaken into the shoes. At all druggists and eaoe stores, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Ad dress Allen S. Olmsted. Leßoy. N. Y. When you give others advice, take some of it yourself. : TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY. Take ljisauvp Broun* Quinine i'ablela. All Druggists refund the uiouey If It falls to cure. 26c. By doing nothing we learn to do ill. Demand for More Battleship*, The Secretary of the Navy hag demanded mere battleships, and there can be no doubt that Congress will consider his recommen dations. Protection Is what our sea ports re quire. and fortifications will not adequately supply this. Deft use against all disorders of a malarial type is. however, adequately afforded by Ilostotter’s .Ifomach Hitters, ait efficient remedy, also, for constipation, bil iousness. dyspepsia, rheumatism and ner vousness. Jtist Like a Woman. Manic Why have you . continually stard at that couple across the way for the last half hour? Helen Oh, 1 was merely watching their actions. They were only mar ried yesterday. Mattie—That's just like you. You never miss an opportunity to contem plate matrimony. A Regular Contributor. Caller—Are you acquainted with Drivell, the poet ? Editor—Oh. yes. There Isn't a week passes Unit lie doesn’t contribute some thing to my waste-basket. Dearness Cannot Its Cured bv local applications, as they cannot reach e diseased portion of the ear. There Is only one ;•<>' !'* cure deafness, and that Is by constitu tional remedies. Deafness is caused by an in flamed condition of the mucous lining 'of the Eustachian Fuhc. When this tube is inflamed vou have a rumbling sound or Imperfect hear ing. aud when it is entirely "losed, Deafness is the result, and unless the Inflammation can be taken out atm Hits tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever: nine cases out of ton are caused by catarrh, which Is uothlug but an inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces. We will give Ono Hundred Dollars for any easy of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can not ho cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Scud ft r circulars; free. F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, O. ISP~bold by Druggists, 75c. Nothing engages our Interest aud at tention more than some of the things that never happen. Mrs. Winslow'* Soothinu Starr for Children ♦retain*: acinus tt-.e rums, reduces Inflammation, allays pain. cures wind colic, A' cents a bottle. I’rottlesUwU bTgj“ r[^r ' l Uui' ‘ l ' ' *'*' l" '""f' * ” • yours and nelflilmrs names for V Jjeftmv beautiful Illustrated Catalogue. Wr. h.SHUIVIWAY, Rockford, 111. POTATOES a r Largest beed I*o I A 1 O grower* In A merles The “burs, New-Yorker" rIoSALIER'B EARLIEST 14 yield ol 4it • bushel. acre. Prices dirt cbeup. Onr gresi BMill IHIOI, 11 Far* B*rd Sample*, "orth C/0 >'• el a start, er lOe. sad tkl* ootlce. JOHN 4.841 T.lfK SKktH O. ,L*i re*.e,Wl*. (I . v ) Rock Island Tourist Car Excursions to CALIFORNIA. Leave CniCAtfo, via Seville K >ute, Tin RsiiAts. via Southern Route, Ti khiuys. PERSONALLY CONDUCTED. For Information amt folders, write Jno. Sebastian, C. P. A. Chicago. Best Route fo Klondike Only Personally .-mliic'cc! 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