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Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 1.—Governor Sav age at 8 o'clock lapt night granted an unconditional pardon, to Joseph S. Bart ley, former state treasurer, who five years ago was sentenced' to twenty years In the penitentiary on conviction of having embezzled of state funds. The pardon went into effect from the moment it was delivered to Mrs. Bart ley by the? governor's private secre tary. It was presented to Warden Da vis at the penitentiary half an hour later, aivd at 9 o'clock, with his family and laWyer, Bartley was brought in a carriage to his home In -the city. To newspaper morti he said he had no oth«* jjmtnediate pfafia than, to spend the first? day of th^ new year with his family. He would not admit he had an intimation tjie pardtfn was forthcom ing but Mia his joy in the present over bis Hbefty was so complete that he hafl, no desire or time to recount the past or/ (Escuas the future. Bartley has been In the state prison four years and six months in. addition to a year in the Douglas county Jail while his appeal to the supreme court was pending. His entire shortage is al leged to have been $550,000, but he was convicted on the single count of emibez slihg $201,000. Governor Savage makes an extended explanation of his reasons for granting the pardon. Primarily, tie says, lie 19 led to believe the ends of Justice have been met. in the punishment already in flicted. He thinks the enormity cf the crime was not such as to merit the.sen tence imposed. Further he finds ex tenuating: circumstances. Mr. Bartley, he says, was the state treasurer at a time when the whole country was un dergoing financial depression. Owing to depredating: values many Nebraska banks were on the verge of collapse and it wait with the best Intentions and to tide them over, the governor urges, that Mr. Bartley advanced them state money. Much of this had been lost, for which Bartley was responsible, tho.he did not profit. The governor finally gives thfe' names of several hundred of the most prominent ftsen In the state appealing for the pardon. Four thou sand others,^ he says, have made the same request. The governor also refers to the parole granted Bartley last July, which he jUBtlfles. It was givenv he says,, be cause^ was represented that by so do ing It was possible for the parolled .prisoner to make collections ot money which would be rCi&Jredto tfle state, -fche *CtiOn of the republican state con vention, demanding his return to pris on* while he regards It unwise, seemed to him mandatory and he cancelled the parole. Further study of the.case, the gov ernor says, leads him to the belief that the ends of justice are fully met by an uncondltionT pardon. BLOCKS PANAMA PLAN8. Colombia Putt Obstacles in Way of Sale of Franchise. Washington, Jan. 1.—Advocates of the purchase of the Panama canal, who have been asserting that the United States would be able to secure all de sired advantage from the government of Colomfbia. seem to have been reclt orrinfc without their host. Among the conditions precedent to the construction and operation of an Interoceanic canal by this government are absolute sov ereignty and a perpetual franchise. Both may be secured from Colombia, according to some of the leading sup porters of the Panama plan. The minister from Colomteia to the United' States, however, contradicts this statement flatly. In a recent con versation concerning the canal question he said positively that his government never would grant a perpetual franchise nor would it agree to absolute sover eignty on the part of the United States. This will prove a serious setback to the ambitions of the Panama people, who are hoping to secure favorable ac tion from congress, or at least to pre vent unfavorable action at this time, which from their viewpoint amounts to the same thing. It Is charged that thC government of Nicaragua will not give the right of ab solute sovereignty arid grant a perpet ual franchise, without which it is not expected that this government would attempt the construction of the canal. This is denied by the advocates of the Nlcaraguan route, who say that while Nicaragua may require the grant of perpetual franchise and of absolute sovereignty to be clothed In language so diplomatic that It will not offend the citisene of that country the conccseion nevertheless will be made. It may not be known generally that previous to submitting its report the canal commission* headted by Rear Ad miral Walker, was a divided house. One member proposed making a minority report 1n which the Panama route would have received favoralble consider ation. At the last moment he became disgusted wiith the dilatory tactics of the Panama company's president, arid, destroying the document he was pre paring, he signed the report of the ma jority. If President Hutin had said $40,000,000 when he was asked to fix a price for the property of the Manama company that proposition woulu have been considered. Now.the report of the Walker commis sion is In, and with It the recommenda tion that the Nlcaraguan route be cho sen as "the most practical and feasible route for an isthmian canal" to be un der the control, management, and own ership of the United States. The report of the majority of the canal commission says that "even if the privileges of the Panama company could be purohase9 and transferred to the United States they are incumbered with charges and conditions that would not permit this government to exer cise all the rights of complete owner ship over a canal constructed by it ov er the Panama route." The Panama people are counting on the aid of Senator Lodge, who is the president's close friend', and who is said to be In favor of the Panama route. ROOSEVELT WITH LOUD. Is in Sympathy With Movement to Regulate Second Class Mail Privi leges. Washington, Jan. 1.—Publishers who are making war on Mr. Madden, third assistant postmaster general, on ac count of his activity in enforcing the regulations concerning second-class mail privileges, will not secure relief, whether Mr. Madden remains in the de partment or not. President Roosevelt announced his approval of the reform in this direction, that has been pushed by the postofflce department, and declared his Intention of continuing the policy, •regardless of who occupies official posi tions in the postofflce department. This announcement of the president was made to Chairman Loud, of the house commltte on postofllces and post roads, who called upon the president to urge the retention of Mr. Madden In his official position. The president gave close attention to Mr. Loud's showing that benefits had been derived by the prosecution of the second-class mail re form4 and ateo to his explanation of the character of the attacks that are being made upon Mr. Madden and the post master general by the publishers who have suffered by the adoption of the regulations. At the conclusion of the conference, the president stated that he unqualifiedly approved of the regulation adopted by the department. He desired that the regulation be continued In force during his administration, no matter wh9 was In charge of the postofflce de partment. The question fit restricting the sec ond-class mall 'privileges has been be fore cbngress and the poBtoffice depart ment for years. It has been presented fn'bllls, Which always failed of, passage, and nothing was accomplished until -Mr. Smith, the pctomaster gegefaltfjdecl&Bd •thatithe m&ttercduldbe. controlled by a department* ^gulation. Mr. Madden has been a£tiye In its enforcement. The regulation wa6 'adopted aftej- .Attorney General Kno*'had investigated the le gal chafes, and decided that the matter could be covered by a department regu lation, making the passage of a congres sional act unnecessary. Publishing con cerns ruled out of the second-class mail® hav^ sought the aid of counsel to restrain the postmaster general, but the attorney general's construction of the law remains unchallenged in the courts. CASH GIFT FOR LABOR. A Chicago Company Distributes $125, 000 Among Employes. Chicago, Jan. 1—The Crane Company last night distributed among its em ployes the sum of $125,000 as a Christ mast iift, In recognition of the services rendered the firm and with the desire of giving its workers some share, over and above .their wages, in the splendid prosperity that has come to it in the year just closed. Every person in the employ of the company, from the office., boye. to the treasurer—3,500 men and women In all received a sum equivalent to 5 per cent of the money each has earned in- 1901. No limit was put on length of service •men only a moilth at.work got 5 per cent of that month's wages. Fifty clerks worked for two weeks figuring out these percentages, and late yester day afternoon the pay ^wagons were sent oui to the different branches of the firm at Judd and Twelfth streets, Jef ferson and Van Bureiu Jefferson and Bandblph, and' Fulton and Deeplalncs. Knox College 8hort of Funds. Galedburg, 111., Jan. 1 According to the statement made by President Thomas McClelland, Treasurer A. B. Perry and trustees at a banquet to the resident graduates of Knox College last night, the college is in financial straits, and there is need of her friends coming to her assistance. It was announced that the college -Is running behind! at the rate of $7,000 to $10,000 a year and that a defilcir of $30,000 has accumu lated! The opinion was expressed' that at this rate it would not toe many years before the principal was consumed and the college would be without funds, Trustee C. M. Avery said that to pre vent the" scuttling of the college ship the trustees had dbllgated the board to pay the $30,000 defliclt. Some of these pledges are on condition that the 1,800 graduates of the college raise an addi tional $100,000 for endowment Treasurer Perry explained the falling oft In the college revenue Is due to the lowering of the interest rate. The rev elations deeply inmpreseed the 200 graduates present, and a committee was appointed to organize for raising the needed funds. Woman Beats Burglars. Chicago, Jan. 1.—By "biting a high wayman's finger unjil he cried out with 'pain and then kicking his companion sensleless, Mrs. Anna WirsiUg, a wid ow, foiled an attempt to rob her Monday evening. Mrs. Wirsing was on her way to a drug Btore to purchase medicine Xor her mother when a man's hands were-clasped tightly over her eyes. Mrs. Wirsing caught the robber's wrists pulling one hand down and placing the fingers in her mouth. Then she bit with all her strength. The footpad yelled with pain, but he woman kept on biting until she felt her assailant's grip relaxing. The robber then ran. Mrs. Wirsing was about to pick up the articles which she had dropped •when another man appeared. He bent over to pick up the pocketbook. Tak ing advantage of his stooping posturo the woman balanced herself and kicked at the man. The blow struck the sec ond robber in the head and he dropped to the sidewalk and lay still. Mrs. Wlrslng then recovered her pocketbook and other things she had dropped and continued on her way to the store. Senator Berry Suffering. Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 1.—Advices from Bentonvllle Indicate that United States Senator James H. Berry is suf erlng greatly fro mi the Injuries he re ceived two weeks ago at Newtourg, Mo by a fall. He is able to rilt up for brief periods, but is still far from out of danger. The leg that was injured is black from con tusion its entire length, and the danger is from erysipelas or other disease aris ing from the inflammation. It may A be a long time before Gen eral Berry will be able to take up his senatorial duties. Blown to Atoms. The old idea that the body sometimes needs a powerful, drastic, pungatlve pill has been exploded for Dr. lung's New Life Pills, which are ^eff^ctly harmless, gently stimulate liver drid'BowelSfto ex pel poisonous matter, cleanse the sys tem and absolutely cure Constipation and Sick Headache. Only 25c at Geo. P. Power's drug store. guraing Timea-llepuhliam, TOarslialTtnmu, toura OTedneadag, faramrg 1, 1902 A Series of Hard Situations De veloping For the New .p Cabinet Officer. Increasing Surplus Has Ex hausted Resources For Re ducing the Public Debt. New Means of Preventing Money Stringency Must Be Provid ed--0ther Problems. Washington, Jan. 1.—A series of Im portant problems is likely to confront the new secietary of the treasury im mediately upon his entrance into office. Secretnry Gage has handled the condi tions of the last five years with great skill, but In dealing with the steadily increasing surplus he has exhausted most of the resources for reducing the debt without imposing undue charges on the treasury or causing confusion In the money market. The purchase of bonds at a premium has gone steadily on since the close of the Spanish war, until the margin of bonds which can be purchased at a fair rate has been pretty well absorbed. Secretary Gage pointed out In his annual report that within about two years, from Nov. 1, 1839, to Nov. 15, 1901, the bonded debt had fallen from $1,046,019,020 to $954,027,150, showipg a reduction of $92,021,870. Even this large reduction does not represent the amount which has been applied to re ducing the debt and the annual interest charges upon it. The annual Interest charge has fallen from $40,347,884 to $28,. 471,228, and is still in process of reduc tion. Interest has been saved or antici pated amounting to $54,548,424 within the next seven years alone. This remarka -ble record of debt reduction has been accompanied by measures which have prevented the congestion of money in the treasury and saved the money mar ket from strongency. The deposit of public funds In the national banks stood on Saturday at '$113,986,937, representing the liberation of that amount of money for the uses of commerce. Notwith standing all these measures, the cash balance hai continued to mount up ward, until it stood on Saturday last at $173,846,531. The surplus of receipts over ordinary expenditures thus far this year has reached $42,386,659, -where for the same period last year it was only $18,444,493. The record of the last three years has been one of financiering to keep down a surplus rather than the difficult task of Secretary Carlisle from 1893 to 1897 to keep down a deficit/ but the surplus problem has presented dif ficulties as great in their way as the problem of the earlier deficit. !1 Among thf* important problems which Secretary Shaw is likely to he called upob to face in the near future ate these: Can the treasury Surplus be k!»pt within reasonable lliftita without ?the payment of extravagant prices fori'un matured bonds? What legislation shall be recommend ed to congress for preventing the accu mulation of an excessive surplus? Can the public deposits in the nation al banks be withdrawn without causing financial disaster? Can the present expanded condition of trade and credit be maintained until after the ext presidential election wlthput a pAnic In the money market and a period of buslnes depression? Under the first head, the problem Is becoming constantly more difficult as the cream of purchasable bonds Is being taken from the market. The bond pur chases by the treasury under the offers of Secretary Gage have reached $17,706, £30 since Nov. 1. This Includes about $2, 500,000 received on Saturday last. The purchases during November were $11, 613,370, so that only about $6,000,000 has come to the treasury during December. The amount presented hereafter Is like ly to dwindle to a trifling sum unless the government raises the prices offered for the bondB. This will naturally invite political as well as financial criticism. It will be absolutely necessary, however, to keep down the surplus by the purchase Si bonds or by some similar process un less the money market is to be wrecked by the withdrawal of currency from cir culation by its piling up in the Jreasury. Closely connected with this problem of the surplus and the bond purchases is that of the bank-note circulation. The circulation in the aggregate has not yet begun a downward course, but the live circulation secured by bonds has been fUling during the last two months, and applications are already on file for the withdrawal of circulation to the entire legal limit of $3,000,000 for January as well as for December. The bank-npte circulation on Saturday last was $359, 905,600, of which $324,800,880 was secured by bonds and $35,104,720 was represented by lawful money deposited for .retiring the notps. In case of a pressure for cur rency the power of the banks to increase the amount outstanding by the issue of notes is being greatly impaired by the reduction of the bonded debt. There Is grave fear in many quarters that if con gress fails to provide some means of giving elasticity to the bank-note cur rency, there will be a pressure in case of a financial panic which will be as severe as that of 1893. The questi&n what legislation shall be recommended for keeping down the sur plus .opens up the whole problem of the tariff and the revenue. Secretary Gage has recommended that miscellaneous In ternal taxes be abolished to the amount of about $27,000,000. It is beginning to be apparent, however, that a reduction of this amount will be entirely Inade quate to keep the surplus under control. Hence the whole question of reciprocity treaties, concessions to Cuba, and gen eral tariff revision may be projected In to the political arena and referred to the secretary of tjie treasury by the presi dent for a wise solution. The most serious storm cloud on the political horizon is the danger of a col lapse of speculation within the next three years. Such a collapse is very generally feared in financial circles. Sec ^etrtry Gage, in an interview made pub lic on Saturday, expressed a hopeful view as to the future, but limited his positive predictions to the present or a future close at hand. The problem of the surplus may solve Itself if business depression sets In and receipts for cus toms and Internal revenue begin to fall off. In such a case, it will probably be necessary to attempt the difficult task which President Jackson essayed when he undertook to withdraw public depos its in the face of a tightening money market. The banks would find it diffi cult to reduce their resources $114,000,000 In response to government calls, and the treasury might be shut up between the desperate horns of the dilemma, whether to lose Its own credit by a deficiency of cash or sacrifice business credit by crip pling the banks. The attitude of Gov ernor Shaw on these questions is excit ing much interest here, and his solutions will be anxiously awaited. WANT TREATY RESUBMITTED. Cherokee Indians Anxious to Have Di vision of Their Lands. Washington, Jan. 1.—The officials of the Cherokee nation have at last real ized the advantages which would ac crue to the Cherokee people by the rat ification of an agreement with the fed eral government for the dlvison of their land and the extinguishment of their tribal form of government. According ly, they have petitioned the department thru the Cherokee council, to have the treaty negotiated with the tribe by the Dawes commission more than a year ago resubmitted to congress and to the Cherokee people for ratification. They are willing now to accept the agree ment In Its entirety, but have suggested the advisability, of adopting two minor amendments relating to the allotment of lands to the Delaware Ihdlans. The obstinacy on the part of the Cherokee people, and particularly their officials, during the past four years, in opposing ail treaties made with the na tion, has aroused the Ire at the officials of thedepartment, who are not now dis posed to extendi to them any undue amount of courtesy. For four years the officials of the department and the de partmental agents endeavored to in duce the Cherokee representatives to enter into some agreement wdieretoy the affairs of the tribe iqight be satisfac torily administered, and the, lands and moneys equitably distributed among the members of the nation. Three treat ies were negotiated, but each one failed of ratification. As a result, (he officials of the department became disgusted and issued instructions to the depart mental representatives to vigorously enforce all of the provisions of the Cur tis act within the limits of the Chero kee nation. The decision to enforce this law evidently had a salutary ef fect, as the members of the nation are cow appealing to the department to give them Another opportunity to ac cept the treaty which they rejected less than six months ago. No decision has been reached by the department upon the petition of the Cherokee nation The action of the secretary is problematical* There are good reasons Whyi it would be wise to allow the Cherokee nation to accept the farmer treaty. The enforcement of the Curtis act Willi undoutbedly, lead to much litigation which may prevent a final settlement of the affairs of the tribe for a number of years to come. These legal difficulties might be obvi ated by the adoption of the treaty, tho even this is dotfbtful, as the Cherokee people have shown a disposition to liti gate all questions thru all at the courts. If a guarantee can be Becured which 1s genuine that if the former treaty Is re submitted and adopted and ratified, that the Cherokee people will accept all of its provisons without question, and without attempting to embarrasc the department by. suits in court, they may be given another opportunity to ratify and coivfirih the treaty. TO HEAD OFF SPECULATORS. President Will Call Denmark to Time Offer for Islands. Washington, Jan. 1.—There is a grow ing belief in Washington that President Roosevelt will withdraw the offer of the United States to purchase the Danish WeBt Indian Islands unlesB the govern ment of Denmark very shortly cuts loose from the speculators who have prevented the consummation of the deal thru their desire to share in the profits. The president has taken one step in the direction of reducing the strategic value of St. Thomas by making over to the navy Culebra Island for use as a coaling base, thus placing that island, which immediately adjoins the Danish West IndieB, in precisely the same cate gory as Tutulla and Guam. Surveying operations under Rear Admiral Brad ford's direction have led to the discovery of an admirable harbor in this eastern most of American possessions. The president and secretary of state are getting tired of the dilatory conduct of the Danish government and now that they know the reason for it are inclined to abandon the Idea of purchasing the islands until Denmark is prepared to make a final offer. The whole delay is due to men who, having falle,d originally to sell the Islands to the United States in the capacity of agents of the Danish government, are now attempting to ptace themselves In a position where they can collect commissions in the event of the sale being consummated. They are the same men whose negotia tions with the McKinley administration were cut short two years ago. When they found that a new Danish" cabinet had entered into negotiations which were likely to be successful, they began an agitation In Denmark which has de layed the transfer of sovereignty so that they might make investments in St. Croix and St. Thomas which could be disposed of to the United States at a handsome profit. The Danish government wants to sell the islands and appreciates that if the United States does'not buy them nobody else can or will. If the pending nego tiations fall thru a great many years will elapse before the Danish govern ment will again find so favorable an op portunity to unload her burden in the western ocean on terms so satisfactory as those, which has been offered ,by the United States. WU MAKES NEW OFFER. He Hopes to Delay Action on the Ex clusion Act. Washington, Dec. 31.—Mr. Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese minister, has offered another proposition looking to a delay In congressional action on the Chinese exclusion proposition. While the adop tion of exclusion legislation is a fore gone conclusion, a number of influences are actively at wiork to prevent any rigid exclusion legislation to limit the term of any exclusion act 'that may be passed, and to modify the provisons re stricting immigration. The church people of the country In large numbers have been sending in pe titions against the passage of an exclu sion act. They take the high moral ground that the Chinese should be al lowed to come 'to America, to learn the Chrlstan clvlizatlon of the new world, and to in turn Impart it to their people at home. However praiseworthy this position may be, there are not many In dlcatlons that the members of copgress are being influenced In favor of the church argument. The second position taken by the anti-exclusionlsts Is re ceiving ^ore attention. This is based on commercial reasons,, and Its advo cates urge that any exclusion act passed at the present session be limited to two years instead of twenty, as is' proposed in most of the measures dealing with the question. The argument In favor of limltng the restrictions to a two-year term Is based on the tact that the com mercial treaty between the United States and China expires in two.yearp, and, It is argued, the question of immi gration and the commercial relations of the two countries could be better settled at the same 'time. Advocates of this proposition admit that such delay would enable the Chinese government to dictate better- terms with reference to the admission of her subjects to the United States If the proportion were consldefed'ln connection with trade re lations than'if It were disposed of by the present congress without reference to the trade treaty which will be consid ered in 1904. The proposition of the Chinese minis ter is that, before any action is taken by congress, a comlssion be appointed to make a thorough investigaton of the workings and effects of the present law. The minister's proposition has been sub mitted. to cohgfes8 thru the secretary of state and referred to Chairman Hltt, of the house committee on foreign rela tions." The" minister's letter Is based upon the terms of. the treaty of 1889 between Chi na and the United States, by which It is provided that if the laws work a hard ship on the subjects of China the Chi nese minister at Washington may call attention of the United States govern ment to 'the situation and ask for action that will accrue to the benefit of the parties concerned. Minister Wu asks that a commission be appointed to investigate the condir tions in HO'Wali and In the Philippines and the localities in the United States where the Chinese subjects are to be found in large numbers. The minister expresses the conviction- that a thor ough examination of the situation will satisfy the commission that there is no longet a need for an e'xcltislon act. It is not probable that any action of this character that may_,be taken will result In any delay, on the part of con-' gres that -will prevent exclusion legisla tion at the present session. There is no, manifest opposition to a speedy re-en actmerit of the existing exclusion laws, all of ithe parties represented agreeing pretty generally upon the necessity of such action. POSTMASTERS SET RIGHT. Instructions Sent Out Regarding Peri odical Postage. Washington, Dec. 31. Assistant Postmaster General Madden today is sued a notice 'to the postmasters thru out the country which will be of inter est to all published. The order Is based on misrepresentations, according to this order, of a certain publisher's bureau in Chicago to the effect that "the postofflce officials at Washington, D. C., have just ruled that a subscrip tion to any publication entered as sec ond-class matter must be discontinued when the time for which It la paid in advance has expired. "This Is such a radical ruling and di rectly opposite to all law and previous rulings th&t it means a complete change and revolution in the publishing busi ness. This ruling will greatly reduce •the circulation of nearly all papers'and cause the withdraw! of many advertise ments until a lower rate is put into effect. This vitally affects you, for it prohibits extending credit to your sub scribers and reduces your circulation and value to advertisers. Any viola tion of this will deprive the publisher of his ppund rate." Mr. Madden'B order Is as follows: "Postmasters will immediately notify all publishers In their respective cities that the statements made in the above quotation are untrue and misrepresent the attitude and purpose of the departs ment, and that there has been no such change In the rules or practice with re gard to subscriptions to legitimate sec ond-class publications as it represented. "The report grows out of' a ruling in an Individual case of a New York publi cation which was carrying an enormous list of evplred subscriptions which were largely .first Induced by premiums and wh^re due notice-had been given to the subscriber who had failed to renew or to order continuance with a promise to pay, expressed or implied. "When' general rulings are made they are published in this bulletin for the in formation "of the public and all postmas ters. ,• "A ruling such as is represented to have been made would be unwarranted under the law. Postmasters will take immediate action under' these instruc tions,'^ .. ,J,' Child Worth Millions. "My child is worth millions to me, says Mts...Mary Bird, of Harrisburg, Fa., "yet I Would have lost her by croup had I not purchased a bottle of O^e Minute Cough Cure." One Minute Cough Cure is sure cure for cptf*«H«, croup fend throat and lung troubles. An absolutely safe cure which acst immediately. The youngest child can take it with safety. They al lllke the taste and remember how often ,it helped them. Geo. P. towers. "Dry as Statistics." It is fairly ofbvious that the study of statistics IS not exactly what would be termed a popular pastime, says Win throp M. Daniels in the January Atlan tic. Librarians 3to not discover any ex tensive demand for statistical literat ure. Sir John LuWbock, if I remember rightly, found no place for a single vol ume of figures in his hundred best books, and in that flood of articles on Books 'thkt.fcave Helped Me, by au thors great and authors small, the same significant silence seemed to be main tained*. There were some very curious books that had apparently proved help ful to certain persons, but there was unbroken testimony of a negative kind that nobody had ever been helped by a blue-fbook. To say of anything, "As dry as statistics," is at once to consign it to the nethermost Limbo of Aridity. Such is the Verdict upon the finshed statisti cal product. As for the methods em ployed in constructing such tables— weighted averages, index numbers, or curves of error—these, to the wayfaring man, are hidden and) ingenious refine ments of cruelty, to toe avoided at all hazards, or at least forgotten with a ghud/der and a prayer. Ruth Rhodes, the 8-year-old.daughter of John W. Rhodes of West Superior, Wis., was shot and killed' by the acci dental dUscharge of an air rifle with which on older brother was playing. Resolutions of sympathy for Boers confine# in concentration camps were adopted a£ a meeting at Danville, 111. The nucleus for ai relief fund was also started. 1 -I»H H-MH-M I II! 11 111MM" MODERN ARCHITECTURE. •frM-l-1' '1 I' 1' •M-M-M-H..H A $1,250 Hpy,ET Design For a Small bat Cowrratmt Dwelling Hons*. If you cannot build more than a thiee room cottage, build that and be happy. Get a home of your own, and be quick atout it you may only have one Chance, so do 'not lose the opportunity. Tou only have one life to live make the most of this, for it is a solemn duty you owe to yourself and all dependent on yon to the end that you may leave footprints In the sands of time others can profit by and the world be the better that you have lived therein. That the cheapest is not always the best goes in the selection of a contractor as well as in other business transactions. If you are going to build yourself a home, PEBSPEOTZVK VIEW. be sure to get a builder who bas solid backing, not only financially within him self, but from those for whom he has pre viously built. To build a home is a very trying operation at the best, and if after the experiences gained thereby the builder can retain his customers' good wishes so far as to have them recommend him to others you can depend upon it he Is relia ble, and you can safely trust him. Be sure to make a proper contract and have the entire work, payments and all contin gencies fully provided for. This done, go by carefully, as much., depend* upon PORCH PANTRY KITCHEN DININO ROOM d-058-3" IO'-2-* 110 PARLOR IMMJI-O* PORCH TOUT 8T0KT. this, and the law stands solidly: by such actions at all times. See that no liens can exist at the time of making the last pay ment and that you be assured the home it yours in all that the sense of ownership implies after you have once paid for it Plan.—Frame cottage, 20 feet front, 24 feet deep. Height of stories: Cellar, 6 feet 6 inches first story, 8 feet 6 inches second story, 8 feet. Cellar walls of Btone to grade level, brick over. Cellar nnder entire house, floors cemented, walls white coated for papering. Outside blinds to first and second story windows. Interior woodwork, white pine, var nished. Cistern for water supply, sink CHAMBER CHAMBER 9 8 All'ft" HALL. CHAMBER. ll-02*J6a& CL06 SECOND STOBY. and pump in kitchen. Cesspool for drain age. Exterior, first story, clapboard fin ish, two coats of paint second story, ga bles and roof shingled and two coata of creosote stain for finish. Cost to build, $1,250, finished as above. A very convenient small house that pre sents a good appearance, even though built in a neighborhood with expensive houses, and one that .a young man start ing In life can occupy. G. P. Stencil Wovlc Im Decorations. Some of the best decorative effectB to be found in the handsomest of modern bouses are obtained by stenciling. This is used for all purposes—for hangings, for wall coverings and ceilings and for the furniture itself. The work is done under the direction of artists, the designs are prepared by artists and the work is done by expert workmen who understand ex actly the putting in of the colors, which is All done carefully by hand. The work la naturally expensive, but the results justify the expenditure. Armure is one of the materials which is Creauently stenciled for wall coverings. WHAT'S IN A NAME? Depends upon the name. Scott's Emulsion is a name that has value. Maybe it doesn't mean much to you— but to the consumptive who has been strengthened and fat tened, to the sickly children who havlb received good health, to the weak mothers and babies who have grown strong —to these Scott's Emulsion means something...' To all of them it has meant an easy and natural return to health. We'll send you •littbi to try, If you lilttw SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Fevl strtot, New York. ynjiiiMPIji r-i Buckram is also used with excellent eft as a ground for the work, and Japan!! grasscloth is exceedingly jbeauth Leather iOnd mttny other materials ti the stenciling and give good reaul •Velours is specially treated to rece the stenciling and is used for hangic and screen covers. Other soft msterii when treated with conventional desig aro just the thing-for dens, smoking a billiard rooms. Occasionally the matei will be given a special color tone beft the design is applied, and the whole wi: finished is as soft as if the stenciling been woven into the material To Covey Schoolroom Floors. Linoleum is the best floor-covering, if too expensive, the natural wood can| used with rubber stripft between the rd. of desks and in the main aisles. The kin dergarten floor should be smooth and without pattern or figpre, except the cir cle that is marked in black for the rinr games. Tables and chairs berC must be small and light, so that they can be easifr moved in order that the entire floor ma} he used for games. Thousands Sent into Exile. Every year a large number of pd^ sufferers whose. lungs are sore ant racked with coughs are urged to go.4 another climate. But this is costly ap not' always sure. Don't be an e*tt when Dr. King's New Discovery fo. consumption wil leure'you at home. It'^. the most Infallible medicine for CougM Colds and all Throat and Lung diseasfei on earth. The first, dose brings relief* Astounding cures result fnw persistent use. Trial bottles free at Geo. P. Price 50 c. and $L Every bottle gua teed. vti: ..»• The OTII Bye. The Corslcaus are not the Oju^v pie in the world, who believe In evil eye, for the Turk is so affected^ it that he thinks it extends, ltS yin|fe ences to whatever animals belong^1 him. Strings of coral are sold ottJ|il streets and said to be a pNveatni^ against the evil. It is very cuiooill see the donkeys, crowds of which ii* found in the streets, with strings Ot-I coral twisted In their tails. When he gets in. a vioIent riie/'tha| very worst thing that a Turkish geQttei man can threaten his donkey with Is I the taking away of the jewels wbicKl protect him from the evil eye, for tns this .way he will give him over W fctt] kinds of cruelty and tbe possession the demon. In the markets bitir, ff]l coral are laid among the purple ^rapep ji or green vegetables with the hope.than good luck will come to tbem and tbej,|, will bring a higher price. se. —.-mi ISTlMb .li- His Good. I*ki Mother—I don't like the look* of.1 boy I saw you playing with street today. Yon mustn't play frit bad little boys, yon know. ,4 Son-Ob, be ain't a bad UtOa W| mamma!' He's a good little boy! Si*! been to the reform scbool two and they've let him out each th account of good behavior! YOUR. FAITH Si,, oars If you toy ..1 A Shiloh's Consumptio and oars Is so itnt I .lire guarsnteeaenreori VMI money, and «re send free trial bottle if yon write -fcrj SHIVH'3 costs JS cents and wiUcstmr sumption, Pneuaonia, Branchiae Lung Troubles, will ewe acoagh'i in a day, and It has oeen 8. C. Wsixa YOU'D RATHER SMOKB a good cigar than aajntoriar weed. Weean suit your tarte whether you prefer mild ot strataa, closet rolled or loose. We are especially carefol In bay ing our clp* stock nd we flatter ourselves that our judgment ls pfetty good. Test it and Mb We bave a full stock of Frost with flannel. Frost Queen Saoffi Vests for: made Of covered with French flannel. Children's iljas, $2.00. -4m PETER MAYER, Pharmacist 19 West Main Street. MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA* J. M. PARKER, ATTORNEY AT LAW Practices in State and Federal Cocntb OFFICE OVER »T WKST MAIN ST.g Opposite Tremont. MARSHALLTOWN IOWA.