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Tellers and clerks of savings-banks have a rare opportunity to study hu man nature. All sorts of people, w s tb tnan.r strange notions of the methods and purposes of banks, come before them. A teller of a Boston, savings bank sends to the Cotppanion a true etory of a good Irishwoman who came to the bank to open an account. “Please write your lame on that l.ne,” said the official, pushing toward the woman a book and a pen. “Do yez want me first name?” she asked, taking the pen in her hand. “Yes, your full name, and middle initial if you have any.” “Do yez want me husband’s name?” “Yes, his last name, but your own first name.” “Oh, me name before I was married?” “No—your given name—Ellen or Bridget ” “Sure, then, me name is nayther o’ them!” “Well, what is it, then?” ■**’ “Sure, it's Mary.” “Very well. There are others waiting for you, so please hurry and write your name.” “Ah, sure, do yez want the ‘Mrs.’?” “No. never mind that. Now go ahead.” “Ah, sure, mister, I would, honest; but ye see, I can’t write!” Cockrell Introduced to Clark. Senator Cockrell of Missouri Is one of the Senatorial landmarks at the na tional capital. Although he has been In public life for a long time he has never thrown away either the habits, clothing, or personal bearing of the honest countryside from which he sprang. Once, at a political gathering at Stdalia, the Senator was standing apart from a crowd in one of the hotels. A number of the committee on enter tainment saw him and concluded that he was not being properly looked after. “Would you like to get acquainted with some of the prominent visitors?” the polite committeeman asked. “I don’t care,” said the Senator quiet ly. “Whose that big mau over there with the smooth face?” “Why, that’s Champ Clark,” said the committeeman; “would you like to meet him?” “If you please,” the Senator returned. “Mr. Clark,” he said, “I want you to know a gentleman who has expressed a desire to know 3 cu.” “This is the Hon. Champ Clark of old Pike, one of our most promising Con gressmen; Mr. Clark, Mr. ” “Cockrell —Senator Cockrelll,” said the other. The committeeman sought to turn tiie joke, but it was on him. The World s Greatest Library. The largest library In the world is the Bibliotheque Nationnle. in Paris, founded by Louis XIV. It contains 1.400,000 volumes, 300,000 pamphlets, 175,000 manuscripts, 300,000 maps aud charts, and 150,000 coins and medals. 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Of these twelve conventions Philadelphia has had three, Chicago five and Balti more, Cincinnati, Minneapolis and St. Louis one each. Tuesday’s proceedings were of a purely perfunctory character. Senator Hanna, chairman of the national committee, call ed the convention to order. A surpliced clergyman read a lengthy prayer in a si lence which was truly remarkable in so vast an audience. Then Secretary Dick . road the call. The delegates answered to their names and Senator Wolcott was installed as temporary chairman and made a speech, after which the commit tees on credentials, organization, resolu tions, and rules were selected and retired for deliberation. ~ 1 ul | (. Ai B . 5 6 A ]| .SPEAKERS] ' i J-L-j PLATFORM pf-ff £> —i; ; f 11 v 8 I B L ~1 1 --1 w I i Trn T 1 ' ' ' ■ ALA- ipahO N.J. ■* -■ iii ________ _______ f— —— _ impiama fi.HAr-iP. \/T. T , IOWA N.YORKC i-y A . I cdJE S £ * I I cow .-feOLJgg ™ ji 1 ‘i \ DEL- /v\ass. ki ORtoors alaika J; E ... _ ><■ ci a. Alien.■ j oenna. r*.f. —„ 1 co h GA- Q s caroLina h 5 U . ifl , MONTAMA S.DAKOTA OK. . I Uj A ILL. NEBRASKA TEMNFSSEE n mi, D V D 2 uj K InevaSa 152 R > i j v 2 zn pp ' -A tl i 1' 11 — < “ •’ 5 i 11 11 1 It l t % s L S I ■ 'sj- *- j 6 i UJ , * E * L _ _ _L ** * ' MAIIN LMTIJAMCt NORTH Seating Plan of the Auditorium of the Republican National Convention Hall, Showing the Location of All the State and Territorial Delegations. Ten thousand people attended the for mal opening of the convention. The splen did hall was well filled and the scene was one to remember. Facing the speakers’ platform were nearly one thousand dele gates and as many alternates, represent ing the Republicans of every State and territory in the Union, including Hawaii and Alaska. Seated iu tiers surrounding the inner circle was the crowd of sight seers. The arrangements were perfect. On all sides was heard unstinted praise for the Quaker City managing commit tee. The feature of the first sessiou was j the speech made by Temporary Chair man Wolcott of Colorado. Senator Wolcott iu his eloquent speech touched upon all the leading events of the past four years, and made them appear as arguments for the continuation in power of the present administration. All allusions to the Spanish war. of the Phil ippine questions and other leading char acteristics of the administration were re ceived with prolonged applause. The scene in the spacious hall during the progress of Senator Wolcott’s speech was impressive in the extreme. The orator had evidently completely caught and swayed his audience, and the vast multi tude answered to his glowing periods with the greatest enthusiasm. The forenoon had produced nothing new In the Vico Presidential situation, and when the convention had settled down to business the question was still in a condition of as much uncertainty as it was forty-eight hours before. It was evident, though, to even a casual ob serwr. tGov. Roosevelt, of New York, wab still the hero of the hour, and that it would be as easy to stampede the convention for him as to startacontlagra tlon by the commingling of fire and tow. A signith ant thing in this connection was the fact that when reference was being made to the Spanish war ?ad the bravery of American arms was being extolled by Senat, • Wolcott, there were frequent cries of San Juan intermingled with great outbursts of cheering for ttoosevelt. The day opened auspiciously for the event. The sky was slightly overcast and there was uone of the sweltering of many former national gatherings, ihe air was cool, the temperature being below 70. Af ter Wing up half the uight with the dem onstration of 30.000 marching men. fire works. bands, final caucus and earn.v: conferences. tL army of delegates and the conspicuous figures of the convention were slow to make their appearance. But the staid old Quaker city was early astir with preparation and by $ o'clock the streets t kon an air of animation and anticipation as the crowds Wgan to - con verge toward the convention grounds. The arrangements for transporting the great multitude from downtown to the hall were admirable, many lines of elec tric cars giving ready conveyance. That splendid avenue, Broad street, leads to the most direct route, that on South street, and all of the early cars along this line were crowded with those wishing to secure p* int- of vantage in or around the building. The throngs weer good-natured and intensely earnest. The women showed their interest in the event by making up & considerable per centage of iie moving host. and the fair weather permitted all the color of bright parasols and midsummer dress to be b end*d with the blaze of bunting. Out at the convention grounds the offi cials were early on hand with the : r corps of doorkeepers, sergeant-at-arms, ushers aud pages, putting them through final drills in anticipation of the crush soon to come. The first squad to put iu an ap pearance was that of under Organizer Owen. ?i strong, having charge of seat ing the delegates and spectators. After them cam? the 400 assistants under Ser geaut-at-s.-ms Wiswell. more particularly to care for the interests of the delegates. Chief Doorkeeper Kercheval had an early drill, both at the outer gates and at the entrance doors, which gave promise of an SENATOR HANNA. Chairman of the National Committee. avoidance of the confusion and delay which often attend admission to conven tions. During the early hours the inside of the convention hall presented the appearance of a vast sea of pine, 'overhung with a wealth of festoon, bunting and historic portraiture. It was very light, very airy, and so arranged in the gradual rise of seats from a common center to give full opportunity for the demonstrations of en thusiasm which >vere soon to come. Outside of the hall the approaches be gan to congest with the crowds during the early hours. The cars added hundreds every minute, and as the outer gates were not opened until 10 o’clock, the early ar- rivals were massed on the walks and streets awaiting the signal to get in. The street venders did a thriving business in buttons and badges und a lively trade was earned on in seats for the convention at rates varying from $5 for a single ses sion up to S6O for the three sessions. While tlie.se scenes were being enacted about the convention hall, the political managers and the delegates were holding their final conferences and caucuses and preparing for the work before them. Illi nois. Ohio and n number of other tions held morning meetings for organiza tion. and felt the pulse of the delegates on the vice-presidential situation. Most of the State delegations arranged to go to the hall as bodies, many of them be ing escorted through the streets by their marching clubs with bands and banners. To the leaders, however, these outward demonstrations had little interest, and they continued to spend most of their time in the privacy of upper chambers at the hotels, trying to figure out the per plexing questions presented. At Dolliver headquarters the feeling was strong that if Roosevelt should put himself out of the race the lowan would receive the uomiuation. With an open field and the San Juan hero not a starter, the lowa people believed that Dolliver would win. SOMK AMUSING SIDE LIGHTS. One Delegate Wanted a Hall Boy and Got a Physician. Philadelphia hotels have some new-fan gled conveniences that some of the dele gates had trouble in getting along with. For instance, at the Walton they have a tale seme system. If you want anything yon turn a handle and push a button. A Southern delegate wanted to call a hall boy. aiul he got his dates mixed. By vigorous repeated punches of the button lie divw two gin riekeys, the house physi cian. and the head laundress, the fire de partment and his mail. But it is not only this machine that bothers the delegates. Most of the hotels are fitted with electric lights. A Montana man landed in a room where an electric globe was tied by a wire to the head of his bed. It had been placed there, of course, to enable him to read after he had retired. The Moatana man wasn’t used to electric light. He could not find any way to stop that thing shining in his eyes. He tried hiding it under the bed. Finally he got up and put it away in the bureau drawer, and then shut the drawer on it. The chambermaid found it there when she made up the room, while the Mon tana man weut down to the clerk and swore that he was going to change his j hoi?L Hawaiian Delegate* Seated. The delegation from Hawaii reached Philadelphia Monday morning. There : were four in the party—Samuel Parker, A. N. Kepoikai and \V. R. Castle, dele gates, and C. B. Wilson, alternate. It i was decided by the national coTumittee I that the Hawaiiaus would tv allowed two delegates in the preliminary organization >f the ccur. utioa. Ti .v were Samuel Parker and A. N. Kepoikai, both of ’ whom arc natives and ex-royalists. The British Government expects a drouth in India abont twice in every nine years, and a great famine like the present about twice in a c mtury. LOSS IS TWO MILLIONS. Bloomington, 111., Visite:! by a De structive Conflagration. A wild conflagration swept over the business portion of Bloomington. 111., Monday night and Tuesday morning, leaving in its trail the charred and black ened ruins of more than half of the city’s finest business blocks, together with the court house and other public buildings. Conservative estimates by insurence agents place the loss at not less than $2,- 000,000. In the block northeast of the court house square the fire broke out at 12:30 o'clock, and, borne by a strong south west Wind, cut a diagonal swatch across the court house square into the blocks on the south and west. Both the north and east sides of the court house are in ruins; two other blocks cornering on the square and one-half of the block west of the square are destroyed. In the vicinity of the court house the path of the fire is nearly two blocks wide and its area was confined to that portion of the town only through the most strenuous efforts of the Bloomington fire department, aided by re-enforcements from Springfield and Pe oria. Dynamite proved a powerful agen cy in fighting the conflagration, and some fine buildings were sacrificed to save the blocks to the of the court house. The court house stands a blackened shell, gutted from dome to basement, but the records were removed and saved. Tiie clock in the tower of the court house struck the hour of four before the roof fell. Originating in the Model Laundry, on Monroe street, the pillar of flame trav eled with marvelous rapidity across the intervening block to the court house square. In less than an hour the entire block was destroyed, with the exception of the Government building, in which was the postoffice. This structure of fire proof material escaped unharmed, but the old Duvley Theater and several buildings being remodeled were destroyed with the rest of the block. From the rapidity with which the fire spread it was soon apparent that the Bloomington department was powerless and messages were sent to the surround ing towns for aid. Responses were quick, but steam could run no race against the conflagration. Before the special trains carrying aid from Peoria could arrive the fire had encompassed the court house. Iu the block west of the square the west ern branch of the fire was checked by the combined efforts of the departments and with a liberal use of dynamite. It seemed that the court house square split the conflagration into two wings, one circling to the blocks east of the square and the stronger gathering into its maw the blocks west and northwest. As soon as the western branch was ren dered safe the departments hurried across the burned district to the froDt of the eastern wing burning fiercely southeast of the court house. At the critical stage of the tire the water pressure was defi cient and the departments were power less. Business men were compelled to sit with folded hands and see their merchan dise destroyed with nothing to check the onward march of the fire. Dynamite was used with telling effect and the fire was checked more through this agency than with water. News of Minor Note. Chicago has sent a check for $5,000 to starving India. Northwestern W ‘L” road, Chicago, was formrlly opened. Chicago First National and Union Na tional banks may consqlidate. It was reported that torture of a Co rean minister ended in death. Venezuelan troops captured Gen. Her nandez. leader of the revolution. New Zealand has now sent nearly 2,000 men to the front in South Africa. Chicago police have stopped the rabbit chases conducted by the Coursing Club. The restoration of the Bloody Tower la tbt Towet of 1.0u.10n is now complet ed. Near Fort Scott, Kan., a farmer boy accidentally shot and killed his 7-year-old brother, while imitating an expert shot with what he thought to be an unloaded pistol. Pine and hemlock stumps and old logs that were supposed to have become worthless years ago are being gathered in northern Michigan to be manufactured into lath. The original manuscript of the speech favoring the admission of Kansas into the Union, made by William H. Seward, has been secured by the Kansas State Historical Soeiecy. Livingstone enthusiasts are preparing to send into the heart of Africa n British | monument to mark the spot where the explorer died. Ft is an obelisk of con [ c-rete blocks, twenty feet high, with metal i panels on the Four sides. Twenty-four members of the British Parliament have gone to the front, the ! British Postmaster General, who resign ! ed for that purpose, and many others am civilian officials. The people of Joplin, Mo., which is the i commercial center of the Missouri Kan j sas zinc and lead mining district, are : talking of holding a great mineral exposi- I tioa in the near future. | A hound was purchased in Missouri : and shipped in a closed express car to a ; ranch in Kansas. In a day or two it I was missing. Investigation proved that ! it had gone back to its Missouri home, ; over a distance of 500 miles, on a road e* | tirely unknown to the dog. DOWN TO BUSINESS. I SECOND DAY’S SESSION OF THE CONVENTION. Senator Lodge of Massachusetts Chosen as Permanent Chairman— Credentials Committee Reports—Platform of Prin ciples Read and Adopted. Philadelphia correspondence: It was almost 11 o’clock Wednesday when the advance guard of the great ar my of visitors crossed the Schuylkill and besieged the doors of the convention hall. Every road led toward the Exposi tion building. In street cars, carriages and afoot the people streamed thither. There are thirty entrances to the hall, mere keyholes into the vast amphithea ter, and through these tiny aperture! the populace flowed unceasingly, gradually spreading over and blotting ont the great waste of unpainted pine chairs. As on Tuesday, the delegates were slow PERMANENT CHAIRMAN* LODGE. in arriving, but the distinguished guests were on hand somewhat earlier. Shortly after 11 o'clock the big municipal band of Philadelphia took its place in the gal lery opposite the stage and a few minutes later the strains of one of Souza’s stir ring marches crashed out. Some of the women of the national leg islative league of the woman suffragists were busily engaged while the delegates were assembling, distributing appeals for a declaration by the convention favorable to woman suffrage. At 12:30 o’clock, when the convention was called to order by Temporary Chair man Wolcott, the band played “The Star- Spangled Banner” and the crowd arose to join in the song. During the prayer by Rev. Chas. M. Boswell seven delegates who had been at the birth of the Repub lican party in 1830 marched t< the chair man’s platform waving a faded flag, bear ing the date 1 85 Gon a streamer attached to Old Glory. Behind the standard bear er was an octogenarian carrying the ban ner of the Fremont Association. Senators Hanna and Cullom met the distinguished veterans of Republicanism, and. leading them forward to Chairman Wolcott’s side, waved their arms as a signal for ap plause. The convention cheered, dele gates arose and waved their hats and the faded flag was kept in sight of the dem onstrative spectators while the band play ed “America.” This was the signal for renewed enthusiasm. The banner bore the legend "National Fremont Associa tion of Republican Clubs of Pittsburg.” Credential Committee Reports. This incident over, the chairman recog nized Representative Sereno E. Payne of New York, chairman of the committee on credentials, who mounted the platform and read the exhaustive report of the committee. The settlement of the Dela ware contest in favor of “Gas” Ailicks, announced by the chairman, was greeted with considerable applause from the friends of the Delaware crowd. In be half of the majority of the delegates from New York Mr. Payne asked the previous question and the motion prevailed. Chair man .Wolcott put the motion for adoption of the report. This was passed without a dissenting voice. The convention, which evidently felt relieved as this quick dis position of the contests signified its ap proval with applause. Gen. Grosvenor of Ohio, chairman of the committee on permanent organiza tion, then presented that committee’s le port. This report was also put through with a whirl. Henry Cabot Lodge, Unit ed States Senator from Massachusetts, was made permanent chairman of the convention. Senator Lodge made a schol arly speech in accepting the gavel from Senator Wolcott, who retired as tempo rary chairman. Charles W. Johnston of Minnesota succeeded to the secretary ship. Senator Fairbanks, of Indiana, chair man of the Committee on Resolutions, read the platform. The platform submit ted to the convention was practically the same as that reported to the Committee on Resolutions by the subcommittee ap pointed to draft it. The labor plank was drafted by Martin B. Madden, of Chi cago, and approved without discussion. AH of the members aided in the construc tion of the money resolution, and the trust policy laid down was dictated by Senator Fornker. Mr. Quigg. of New York, drafted the Philippine resolution and gave the platform its final finish after it had been reported by the sub committee and approved by the full com mittee. At 3:15 o’clock the convention ad journed until 10 o’clock Thursday morn ing. This action was taken when the order of business reached was the call of States for nominations for President. Plans of the leaders were changed almost at the last moment. The plntforin and the reports of the credentials and rules committees, however, had been adopted. Odds and Ends. The United States cruiser Albany was commissioned at Newcastle-on-Tyne. Munster, Germany, has a high school which has been in existence 1,100 years. Mrs. Anua B. Leeds, a literary woman, was using gasoline to clean gloves near a gas jet at Chicago and was burned to death. The elevator having stopped. Miss Flor ence Irene Leonard of Arlington, Ga.. was imprisoned on top of the "i>M>rvation tower at Niagara Falls all night. A substituted forefinger was shown by a Koenigs berg doctor at a snrgical con gress iu Berlin. He had cut off the pa tient’s second too and sowed it to the stomp of the missing finger. Primary union followed, and the new finger could be moved by its owner. Several communities in lower Italy ha ye recently petitioned the King for the abolition of compulsory education, be cause of its cost. A woman who wears a stuffed bird on j her hat is liable to a fine of from $25 to SSO by a law recently passed by the Leg -1 islature of Arkansas. Near Great Bend, Kan., about 16,000 I acres of the Cheyenne bottoms have been’ [ passed upon by a board of appraisers, j under a law passed by the last Legisla [ ture, allowing the condemnation of land I for certain purposes. The Lake Koen I Reservoir and Navigation Company ex- I peets to make a lake on the land for irri gation purposes. A now cyclone story is vouched for by I the Minneapolis Better Way. It is that a cow which was picketed on a rope was picked up by the cyclone and carried up the length of her rope—about sixty feet— where >he remained until the storm £ad passed, when she quietly climbed down the rope and resumed her grazing. Arno Finger of Waldron. N. Y., lost his eye in a peculiar manner. He was attend ing a horse race at the county fair, and after a free-f- r-all tr<>t thought be would go across the track. He stooped and crawled under the fence, and as he stuck his head out on the track a wheelman passed, the pedal of the wheel striking Mr. Finger in the eye. Too Much Faith In a Dog. It Is not always safe to put too much trust iu a dog. An Ellsworth man had a highly prized dog, and when a neigh bor presented a bill for two hens which he claimed had been killed by the brute j the dog owne* was grieved and posi tively refused to believe the charge or pay for the heus. A few days later the Ellsworth man was driving by the farm where the liens had been killed. The dog was with him in the carriage. He drove into the fanner’s yard to prove to him that his dog was not guilty. “Let out your hens,” he said, “and I’ll call the dog out of the car- j riage to prove that he will not kill i hens.” It was done. Before the dog 1 could be stopped he had killed four. The owner of the dog. who never dis honors a just bill, pulled out his wallet and settled for six hens.—Bangor Com mercial. The Typewriter Invention. A statistician has proven that the in vention of the typewriter has given em ployment to 500,000 people, but he fails to state how many cases of weak stom achs it has induced. Ail people of seden tary occupation need Hostetter's Stom ach Bitters. It helps nature to bear the strain which ensues from confinement. Feminine Diplomacy. Young Physician—But isn't $7 a week rather exorbitant rent for such a small room? Landlaa.\V-Oh, dear, no; uot for a doctor. Young Physician—And why not for a doctor, pray? Landlady—Because this is a very un healthy house, and there is never a week passes but what half a dozen of my roomers are ill. Homeseekers’ Excursions Via Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad. On the first and third Tuesdays of June, July and August the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad will place on sale Homeseekers’ Excursion tickets to various points in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indian Territory, Ken tucky, Louisiana. Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennes see and Texas. One fare (plus $2.00) for the round trip. Tickets are limited on going trip fif teen days from date of sale, with stop over privileges iu Homeseekers’ Terri tory. Returning, tickets are limited twenty-one days from date of sale. Remember that we now have in service anew wide-vestibuled train between Chi cago and Wa :o and Fort Worth. Texas, leaving Chicago daily at 1:50 p. m. Through Pullman sleeping cars and free reclining chair cars. For further partic ulars call on or address any agent Chi cago and Eastern Illinois Railroad, or C. L. Stone, G. P. & T. A., Chicago. It Would Seem So. Gyer—“They must have queer cattle down in old Missouri.” Myer—" Why do you think so?” Gyer—“l saw an advertisement in the want columns of a St. Louis paper the other day for a woman to wash, iron and milk two cows.” Try Grain-O! Try Grain-O! Ask your Grocer to-day to show you a package of GRAIN-O, the new food drink that takes the place of coffee. The children may drink it without injury aa well as the adult. All who try it like it. GRAIN-O has that rich seal b: >wn of Mocha or Java, but it is made from pure grains, and the most delicate stomach re ceives it without distress. the price of coffee. 15c and 25c per package. Sold by all grocers. Caban Custom. , In Cuba a bereaved family keep the windows of their house shut and dark ened for six months. They destroy the value of the clothing on the dead, and hack the coffin before burial. This is done that there may be nothing in the grave worth thieving. $30.30. N. E. A. convention at Charleston, S. C., in July. Tickets good going via Chattanooga, Knoxville, Asheville and Spartansburg, and returning via Norfolk, Old Point Comfort, Richmond and White Sulphur Springs, Ya. For maps, time cards, etc., address J. C. Tucker, 234 Clark street, Chicago. A Masculine Accomplishment. “ A man can carry a baby in a fashion that he can even delude its mother into the belief that he is bring ing home a package of meat for dinner. Earliest Maker of Quinine, The manufacture of quinine was be gun in Philadelphia by John Farr in 1820, the year of its discovery. By the bequest of Miss Anna H. Man the city of Providence, R. 1., is to come into possession of $200,000 for the maintenance of Roger Williams Park. Gov. Roosevelt detests jewelry of all kinds, and never wears any, except a plain gold seal ring on which his fam ily arms are engraved. Friendship never amounts to much where people don’t appreciate each other’s jokes. He thinks he lives, but he's a dead one. No person is really alive whose ipljWy.. liver is dead. During the winter most people spend nearly all their time Nil, in warm, stuffy houses or offices or and useless, rotting matter staying in Get all the filth out of your system, and get ready for the summer’s trials with clean, clear blood, body, brain free from bile. Force is dangerous and destructive unless used in a gentle persuasive way, and the right plan is to give new strength to the muscular walls of the bowels, and stir up the liver to new life and work with CASCARETS, the great spring cleaner, disinfectant and bowel tonic. Get a box to-day and see how quickly you will be BROUGHT BACK TO NEW LIFE BY . ;y- ' .'gj* vjKfc?,-- [ CANDY CATHARTIC ALL 25c . 50c a. S-MJDRUGGISTS To any needy mortal suffering from bowel trouble* and too poor to buy CA SCAPE! Swe will send a box :r. 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