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If you have a cough drive it but today Before It Conquers You 1 i': E •JV ®8X5)©®®gXS)®SX5®®®®® for 100 acres, 20 acres or 4. 30 acres, from 1 tb 3 miles from town If you have such !4\w A. SALISBURY Over 10 West Main Street MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA a Workman Should Save" A workman's highest ambition should be to provide a home for his family. The surest and quick est way to do this is to prepare yourself for the next real estate opportunity by putting away a 'portion of your earnings each week. A dollar will open an ac count.' Fidelity Savings Bank MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA Open Saturday evenings 6:30 to 8 M.M. KENDALL, AUCTIONEER Live stock arid general farm sales a specialty. Having been in the mer chandise business for myself and had experience in the business, I can sell your merchandise and uet the good prices- you are looking for. My terms are reasonable. Try me. ,, Public 8ale. /Household goods at public auction on Monday, Dec. 23, 1907. Sale will be held at the old Dr. Getz residence at No. 12 East Main street, Marshalltown, la., just opposite Letts-Fletcher Wholesale Co. Come and buy goods absolutely at your own price once. This is a bonaflde -sale, everything goes to the highest bidder without reserve. Furniture. One big office safe, fire" proof one ward-robe three iron bedsteads two bookcases two hall settees one desk cushion chair three carpets one fine sideboard pictures thrse bed room sets matresses 4-burntr gas stove one old cook stove one flour bin lamps electric globe shades one drop gas light book rack two clocks one hall rack pillows and bedding. Terms cash. M. M. KENDALL, Auct. S O E A E Is if IpP MRS. GETZ, Owner. SURETY BONDS :im .. it I Issue bonds for Administrators, Ex t* ecutors, Guardians, Curators, Contrac "fe' tors. County and Township Officials, Druggists, Liquor Dealers and all ill! classes of Fidelity bonds. Fire, Light jA. nlng and Tornado Insurance written. W. M.CLA'K South First Ave. Mintlialltown, la. Reports ot Money Getting El forts in Central Association Not Assuring NO LEADER FOR BURLINGTON Egan Wants to Sell But No One Has Offered to Buy at the Fancy Figure He Has Named John A. Flynn Dead—Other Gossip of the Sports Reports, which give the intimation of initial difficulties In raising money in -the various towns of the Central Assentation, the old Iowa State League, would seem to show that all things are not running smoothly in the new organization. Two or three of the towns are busy trying to raise the money *o finance their teams, so far with only indifferent success. At Bur lington affairs are in a rather uncer tain condition. A leader for next year Is lacking, and the wise Egan, the perpetual thorn In the side of the old league, holds his franchise at such a fancy figure that he has not yet found a buyer. Whether Egan will return to manage the team is not known but it Is not thought likely. Last season Burlington announced with much display of black-faced type that Burlington was the only town In the league that made any •money at the game. The disinclination of Egan to return to that city would seem to make the truth of that state ment open to question. As a matter of fact neither Burling ton nor any other town or city of the old league ever made a cent out of professional base ball. Certainly they did not when In the Iowa league, with a team salary limit of $1,100,' which was openly and wantonly disregarded. It cost this city approximately $30,000 to last four years, and the opening season It was first and the second year it was second in attendance, v:: There Is a chance that Abe Attell and Owen tyoran, the English feather weight,.who fought twenty-five rounds to a draw at San Francisco this week, will meet in a finished fight Moran is willing to meet at 122 pounds four hours before the fight, and if Attell will meet the weight the go will prob ably toe arranged. Moran claims that the extraordinary effort he had to put I forth to get himself down to 120 re duced his staying qualities in the re cent battle. At that he was overweight two ounces, which cost him $100 an .ounce, paid to Attell ibefore the fight began. Attell will be wise If he con siders this latest proposition cautious ly, for with the odds of 10 to 7 against him Moran still was able to break even with the Californlan. John A. Flynn, once famous as a National league pitcher, died at his Lawrence, Mass., home this week, at the age of 42 years. Flynn was a •member of the champion Chicago team of 1886. Speaking of Flynn "Cap" An son said he was a corking good right handed pitcher, and a capable all around ball player. One athletic league of North Ameri ca record and two track records were broken at the annual open New Year's athletic meet held at the Chicago Cen tral T. M. C. A. gymnasium. Paul Schmidt, a Central Y. M. C. A. ath letic, hurled the twelve-pound shot a distance of 46 feet 7% inches, better irig the mark made by H. B. Webster of the Central department by one inch for the new national A. L. N. A. ma'rk. R. C. Taylor set up a new mark in the 220-yard dash, negotiating the dis-! tance in 0-24 4-5. The old mark was one-fifth of a second slower. H. Lar son.first regirtient, bettered the track record for the 44-yard run, clipping one-fifth of a second off the old mark, 0-56. ... .. The covered half-mile track which has been in course of construction for some time past at M. W. Savage's In ternational Stock Food Farm, Savage, Minn., is at last complete. It is 3D feet wide and Is roofed and sided with as bestos. Over 1,400 windows make it almost as light as .out-doors Itself. The cost was about $17,000. It will be used by Harry Hersey and Chase Hus sey In developing early speed In the offspring of Dan Patch 1:55%, Cresceus 2:02%, Directum 2:05^4, Arion 2:07%, and Roy Wilkes 2:06%. Harry Bosse, for two years first baseman for the Dubuque "Three-I" team, yesterday signed a contract to mantfge the Kewanee club in the Cen tral association. He will have full! charge of signing players for the new league team here. ».« .\ Catcher "Billy" Sullivan of the white sox, received word yesterday that the fortune of $80,000 which his wife in herited some time ago from a rich uncle would be forthcoming in a short time. The relative of Mrs. Sullivan left an estate of $750,000 and there are several other heirs to the fortune. In the first half of the series of six games for $100 a side the Rockford, 111., bowling team defeated the Gold ackers of Chicago last night 2,835 pins to 2,694. FORESTS FALL FOR PRINT PAPER Cost of Wood Pulp $26^)00,000 and Still Increasing. Washington, Jan. 3.—Today there is general complaint among publishers that printing paper is constantly grow ing dearer. In the middle west many local papers are raising their sub scription price 50 cents in order to pay for the paper. From the time when Gutenberg first used movable type, made of wood, to the present day of metropolitan papers, some of which consume the product of acres of spruce in a single edition, printing has in very large degree depended upon the forest. In the face of a threatened shortage of timber, the amount of wood con sumed each year for pulp has ia- ii -2 JSCWVJ "V If creased since 1899 from 2,000,000 to 3, •500,000 cords. The year 1906 marked ail increase of 93,000 cords in the im ports of pulpwood, the highest aver age value per cord for all kinds, and a consumption greater by 468,053 cords than that of any previous year. Spruce, the wood from which in 1S99 three-fourths of the pulp was manu factured. is still the leading wood, but it now produces less than 70 per cent of the total. Since 1899 poplar, which for years was used in connection with spruce to the exclusion of all other paper woods, has increased in total quantity less than 100,000 cords, and is now outranked by hemlock. Pine, balsam and cottonwood are used in much smaller amounts. New York consumes each year over 1,250,000 cords of wood in the manu facture of pulp, or more than twice as .much as Maine, which ranks next. Wisconsin, New Hampshire. Pennsyl vania and Michigan follow in the or der given. Sixty per cent of the wood used in New York was imported from elsewhere, and even so the supply appears to be wanH»y, slr^e Mm total consumption for the state shows a small decrease since 1905, whereas the other states named have all increased •their consumption. Other states Im portant Sn the production of pulp are Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Ore gon, Vermont, Virgiinia and West Vir ginia. The average cost of pulp delivered at the mill was $7.21. The total value of tlio wood consumed in 1906 was $26,400,000. The chief Item determin ing the price of paper is 1'he cost of pulp. An example of the Increased price of paper 'Is found In the case of a publisher of a dailly In fhe middle west, wfto recently paid $1,200 for a carload of paper. The same quantity and grade of paper cast a year ago but $800. The chemical process of paper mak ing, which better preserve the wood fiber, are gaining over the mechanical process. In 1899, 65 per cent of the wood was reduced by the mechanical process in 1906, less than 50 per cent. All Importations of wood for pulp are from Canada, and comprised, in 1906, 789,000 cords, nearly all of which was spruce. Four and a half million dollars' worth of pulp was Imported in 1906, a slight falling off from 1905. SHAW TALKS CURRENCY (Continued From Second Page.) be placed in control. If a board of gov ernors, from what walks In life I ask would they be selected, and what would be the Influences likely to con trol them? Where shall the central bank be located? If In New York, what relief need Spokane and Des Moinei expect until after the needs of the many larger and more important cities have been supplied? I woncler if anyone has considered the amount of capital that would be necessary to enable one large central bank to supply the extraordinary needs of twenty thousand commercial banks, or the extraordinary demands of com merce in forty-six states. A central bank to be effective would require branches In every Important business center. If these branches were to en gage In ordinary commercial banking, existing institutions would of neces sity suffer, and if they did not en gage in commercial banking, they would ha,ve little business to do dur ing the major portion of the year, and would find it difficult to pay expenses, not to mention dividends. I have found considerable sentiment in favor of branch banking in cities like Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and St. Louis, but the advocates thereof have all opposed allowing a ibank to establish branches beyond the confines of the state in which the parent insti tution is located. When I have asked the reason, they have expressed the fear that New York would place branches in their city. What they seem to want is the privilege of putting ibranches in other cities, and security from invasion from New York. •The Canadian plan has many ad vocates, but it will not woidt advan tageously as an adjunct to our pres ent system. The Canadian plan would be a failure tout for the branch bank feature, and it would also be a failure if there were any considerable num ber of commercial institutions in the dominion,: other than the thirty or forty banks of issue and their branches. In order to have the plan effective, it must be adopted in its entirety, and not as an adjunct. The plan which to my mind presents the fewest objections is to allow our national banks to issue a limited vol ume of supplemental currency, subject to a tax of 5 per cent or 6 per cent during ttye period of its .maintenance. I deem it important that the supple mental currency shall be identical in form with some money regularly in circulation otherwise .its presence would alarm, and do more harm than good. I deem it important, also, that its ultimate redemption in gold be guaranteed by the government. I realize that this Is illogical, but the American people have been schooled to ibelieve in government guaranteed money, and any departure therefrom would meet with very general dis trust fatal to commerce. I, therefore, deem it wise to supercede the state ment on the present bank note "this note is secured by United States bonds" with the statement "this note is guaranteed by the government." With this change the supplemental currency to be issued by the national banks can be identical with that which is secured by a deposit of bonds. So generally, so wellnight universally sol vent are our bankipg institutions that theigovernment would be taking slight risk to guarantee the ultimate redemp tion of all this supplemental currency and the proposed tax would many fold cover the risk. Those who think the government should insure deposits can find no ob jection to such a guarantee, for a bank note is almost identical with a certifi cate _of deposit, payable to bearer on demand and it would never be parted with or paid out by the bank except in exchange for something ibelieved to be equally good. If the bET1'f5 were permitted to issue to the ext-?nt of an average of 50 per cent of the capital graduated, accord ing to the size of the cities and towns where the banks are located, the ag gregate volume would be approxlmate lv $400,000,000. The great champion of free silver is not recommending that the government shall guarantee all National bank deposits, aggregating over $4,000,000,000, and this without "-A IS *.»€ 1.* -A,sl V^ compensation of limitation or restric tion of any kind or nature. The plan which have suggested contemplates as a condition precedent to the is suance of any uncovered currency the consent of the •comptroller. This con sent will naturally be with-holden from such institutions as are not conserva tively managed. The tax would many fold cover the risk. Thus the public would be protected, for the notes would bo guaranteed by the government the existence of the supplemental cur rency would not cause alarm, for It would be identical in appearance with tho ordinary bank note it would spring into existence where needed, and when needed, and it would be promptly retired by a deposit of a like amount of any form of money, with a sub-treasury, whenever the rate of interest became normal and the demand therofore ceased. In other words It would be elastic for It would contract as well as expend. German Humor. The tendoucy of the German comic papers to employ continuously the same characters as "producers of mirth" Is the subject of an article In a Berlin paper by Ludwlg Bauer. The writer mentions as the most conspicu ous of the funny figures the absent minded professor whose habitual um brella losing proclivities have made generations laugh. This figure had Its origin at a time, he says, when the man of letters was a helpless person In the active world—a dreamer dwell ing In realms away from tlje actual and therefore blind to his surround ings. In this form he hus been rep resented in the comic papers. But Germany, he thinks, not the professor, has been and Is being caricatured. The professor today must be a wide awake man, for science Is no longer an Is land. These are not the days for sleep and for dreams. Another abused char acter is the lieutenant who, having no foe to fight, is always shown as mak ing conquests where Amor has com mand. The old maid Is another of the stock figures, and oue of equal Impor tance Is Mr. Newlyrich. Of the latter It is said: "He is always full of fear and suspicion. He knows that he has been misplaced, and he sways from Bide to side like a timid rope walker. This makes him really funny, and we must laugh at his antics." Too Slow to Be a 8oldier. In a room on the top floor of a large factory a boy was amusing himself by going through the bayonet exercise with a long handled bruBh in lien of a rifle. His boss, coming quickly upon him, gave him a box on the ear for wasting his time. The sudden blow caused the lad to lose his balance and fall down the hoist shaft, but fortu nately he kept his hold on the brush, the handle of which, getting across the shaft, broke his fall and enabled him to grasp the chain, down which he slid In safety. The boss was horrified at the effect of his action and rushed breathless and gasping with fear down the eight flights of stairs to the base ment, expecting to find a mangled body for which he would have to ac count. He was, however, just In time to see the lad drop on his feet un harmed, so, recovering his self pos session and his breath, he exclaimed: "Want to be a soldier, eh? Well, you're too slow for that. Why, man, 1 can walk down all those stairs quick er than you can fall' down the hoist shaft"—London Answers. Tintea-Hepwliltmn IXferaltalllmm^ foniM, January 4 i908 Toward the Polo. Ice eight feet thick on the ocean and snow falling even in summer—such is the weather experienced In the polar regions. When the air is dry and still It is remarkable how low a tempera ture can be borne with ease. One ex plorer tells us that with the thermome ter at 9 degrees it was too warm for skating. The summer weather in this region is, moreover, in some respects pleasant and healthful. Within the arctic zone there are wonderfully col ored sunrises and sunsets to be seen. They are both brilliant and impressive. But the nights—the nights are monot onous and repelling. A rigid world buried in everlasting snow, silent save for the cracking of the ice or the wail of the wind. Travelers in these re gions experience many discomforts. The keen air causes their skin to burn and blister, while their lips swell and crack. Thirst, again, has been much complained of, arising from the action of the low temperature on the warm body. Simple Remedy for La Grippe. La grippe coughs are dangerous as they frequently develop into pneumon ia. Foley's Honey and Tar not only stops the cough but heals and strength ens the lungs so that no serious re sults need be feared. The genuine Foley's Honey and Tar contains no harmful drugs and Is in a yellow pack age. Refuse substitutes. McBride & Will Drug Co. Exploration of Unknown Lands. A series of expeditions constituting one of the most comprehensive explora tions of unknown lands ever attempted by any Institution was recently an nounced by the Field Museum of Nat ural History at Chicago, says a Chica go dispatch. To blaze the trail for ex peditions that will make detailed in vestigations George A. Dorsey, curator of the museum's department of anthro pology, will' circle the globe, visiting many practically unknown regions and mapping out the lines of inquiry to be undertaken. Of equal importance is the announcement that the museum has set out to give to the world of science the first comprehensive exposi tion of the characteristics and customs of the people of Tibet, the forbidden land. For this work Dr. Berthold Lau fer, a distinguished Chinese scholar, recently of the faculty of Columbia university, has been engaged. He will soon sail for a stay of three years in the country of the lamas. A Card- Tliis is to certify that all druggists are authorized to refund your money if Foley's Honey and Tar fails to cure your cough or cold. It stops the cough, heals the lungs and prevents serious results from a cold. ?ures la grippe coughs and prevents pneumonia and consumption. Contains no opiates. The genuine is a yellow package. Refuse substitutes. MoBride & Will Drug Co. Now Amphitheater For Olympic Games Will Seat 80,000 J'eople MARVEL IN SIZE AND BEAUTY The Stadium at Athens or the Coliseum Would Bo Lost Within It—Rhode* Scholar* In England May Compete For the United State*. Nothing more extraordinary as a con structive feat is io be seen just now in London, England, than the city with in a city which Is rising as rapidly as Aladdin's palace on the open spaces of Shepherd's bush, says the New York Post. Astounding advance has been made in the last few months in the erection of the huge constructions that cover 140 acres of what was desert land less than twelve months ago. Eight spacious halls, each 400 by 70 feet, are already outlined In steel, iron and concrete, for many external decorations have already been affixed to the fireproof structural walls. Two hundred and fifty thousand square feet of floor space have been roofed over for the machinery hall alone. Other pal aces are rising rapidly for education, fine arts, music and woman's work. In its- present condition, with only the two great segments finished at each end of the mighty ellipse, the Olympic arena irresistibly reminds the spectator of the Coliseum as that ven erable monument of imperial Rome now looks In the splendor of Its ma jestic ruins. Bnt the Coliseum, with all its tiers of arches, could be easily contained within the completed arena of today. The Stadium of modern Athens, According to reports from the vari ous countries interested In sports in all parts of the world, the assembly of athletes will be the greatest both In quality and quantity that ever com peted for international honors. France, Germany, Greece, the United States and many other nations aside from England and the British colonies will be represented by a host of entrants, and the winner of any special event can well be termed champion of the world In his particular specialty. The Olympic games will be held un der the auspices of the British Olym pic council. The American committee, which has been appointed in accord ance with the wishes of Lord Desbor ough as president of the Olympic coun cil, is a representative one* the honora ry president being Theodore Roosevelt, president of the United States: Caspar Whitney, president, and Julian W. Curtiss of Yale, treasurer. No athletes of the Uulted States will be permitted to compete in the Shep herd's bush stadium through an Indi vidual entry. He must be a member of the American team and entered as such by the American Olympic com mittee. Only native born or natural ized Americans, either residents of the United States or having migrated to foreign countries within recent years, will be eligible for the team. While it is not likely that any of them will be used, the United States has quite a few athletes In England Itself, who In case of necessity or In the event of them showing such class that they would be entitled to places on the team can be called upon to compete under the stars and stripes at the Olympic games—the Rhodes schol arship men. Under the ruling of Lord Desborough these men are eligible. None of the Rhodes men are world beaters, but in intercollegiate meets they have been placed well most of the time. CHARITY INDUCING SPOOK. Ghostly Appeal After a Raffle That produced Result*. .When John Hlckey left a raffle at a house in West Caldwell, N. J., on Christmas' morning and started for his home in Little Falls he carried slung over his shoulder three turkeys and four geese which had fallen to his fortune, says a West Caldwell special dispatch to the New York Times. The others at the raffle had asked him to leave at least two of the fowls to be sent to the homes of poor families, as they had done, but Hickey grinned and said his wife had a good appetite. Just before he departed the others lapsed into ghost stories. So as he walked down the overshadowed road near the carpet mill his nerves were not so very steady. As he reached the old mill dam and heard the drop, drop, of the water Hickey felt he was not alone. He turned about quickly. As he did so he felt a touch on his arm. A white object stood close to him. "Give to the poor!" said a hollow voice. The object vanished. Hickey began to run, but the white thing kept close behind him—so close that it was able to touch him several times. "Give to the poor!" repeated the voice. Hickey faced about and swung his bundle of fowls at the shape. It van ished. Then he began to ruu again. Still the thing followed. Whenever Hiekev stopped the ghost would touch him and then vanish, although Hickey could not have seen even a white ob ject very far off, the road lying be neath trees that meet overhead. After numberless efforts to shake off his pur suer Hickey stood. "Give to the poor," said the gljost, •'or I'll drive you to your grave." JQickey threw all of th^. turkeys Mrs. Beats and all, could be built within the space of grass that forms merely the center of London's latest marvel. The am phitheater of Nlmes or Aries could be nldden away at one end of the Shep herd's bush arena and scarcely inter fere with its proportions. Some 80,000 people will be able to Bit around its spacious seats and watch the greatest athletic gathering the world has ever seen. and ,»* I/^SsCr?^ geese In the ghost's direction. "Here, take the things," he said and ran back to West Caldwell, where his adventures excited i«lrth among those still at. the ratlle. When It was d.nylight Hickey went home without discovering any solu tion. After he bad been in his home for some hours Mrs. Hickey found two turkeys and three geese lying on the rear veranda. Hickey explained to his wife, who hadn't heard of the ghost. "I won those birds at the raffle. There was one more of each, but I left them to be given to the poor." "John has had a change of heart," Hickey told her neighbor. "He was scart to death," said the neighbor. And then Hlckey's wife heard about the ghost NO RENT FOR 1,998 MONTHS. Campaign of Neapolitan Tenants Who Are Leagued Against Landlord*. The Naples householders have form ed a league with the object of obtain ing a reduction of rents, and they dis covered that the best method to force the landlords to accede to their de mands was to stop the payment of rents. The league numbers about 2.000 members, none of whom has paid tent for the last six months, says a Naples (Italy) correspondent of the New York Sun. The landlords first attempted evic tion, but they failed, as the police de clared that they were unable to evict 2,000 families who meant fight and ex pressed their willingness to stand a siege. Next the landlords brought suit in the civil courts. The case came on In due course of time, but none of the householders was present or represented. The land lords rejoiced at the prospect of an easy victory. Suddenly a woman walk ed in. She said she was one of the 2,000 members of the league and wanted to defend her case. The judges have to accord a reasonable period of time to the defendant in order that he may prepare his defense. This period is generally a month. Accordingly on the woman's demand the case was ad journed a month. The month passed and the case again came on for hearing. None of the de fendants was present The court then decided to hear the case In their ab sence, but Just then another member of the league came in, repeated' the Identical performance of the previous hearing, and again the case was put off for another month. For the next 1,998 months a member of the householders' league will repeat the trick, and the case won't be heard before that time. Meanwhile the mem bers continue not paying their rents. STORK'S CHRISTMAS JOKE. Left Wax Doll at Jersey Home Where Real Thing Was Wanted. Both Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Andrews, who live in Montgomery street, at Bloomfield, N. J., heard a knocking at the front door Christmas morning at the same time, says a special to the New York Times. "Get up, Sam," urged Mrs. Andrews after the knocking had gone on for soirfe time. "Get up. It may be a Christ mas present." Mr. Andrews looked out of the second story window, asking the dark figure below what he wanted. "Here's a package for you," was th« answer. Laying down a big bundle, the figure hurried away. Mr. Andrews went swiftly downstairs, with his wife making hasty preparation to bring up the rear. He struck a match, pulled back the cover and yelled up to his wife: "It Is a Christmas present. Ifs a baby." The Andrews home Is childless, and there was great joy In the voice of the head of the house. All morning the neighbors crowded in to see the baby that had been left on the doorstep, Just as babies are in New York city, on the stage and in books. Alarmed 'by the exceeding quietness of the Christ mas present, some motherly old soul, In a /great worry, grabbed up the little figure and began to investigate It from top to bottom. Well, it was a big doll that's alL Bloomfield Is a great place for the hu morous. MUSEUM IN TOLSTOI'S HONOR Wife of Russian Philosopher Supervis ing Its Organization. Countess Tolstoi is in Moscow super vising the organization of a museum In honor of her iiliustrious husband, says a St. Petersburg cable dispatch to the Chicago Tribune. The museum will contain a great mass of letters re ceived by the count, many of them be ing from America, one from John D. Rockefeller, asking the Russian philos opher's opinion as to the best way to employ his money. It will also contain Russian docu ments connected with the old count's activity on behalf of the famine strick en in 1891, besides an album of por traits and photographs of the author of "War and Peace," most of them made abroad. The famous painter Repin has just finished a great por trait of the count, which, after figur ing in a perambulatory exhibition that will visit the principal towns of Eu rope, may finally be placed in° this museum. No Need of Cotton Famine. The cotton spinners of the world are needlessly alarmed lest the ability of the south to Increase her cotton pro duction will not keep pace with the In creasing number of spindles and looms, says the Southern Farm Magazine. Governor Hoke Smith of Georgia in a recent article or interview says that his state alone if necessary could pro duce as much cotton as Is now being produced by the entire south. The same is true of Mississippi and more than doubly true of Texas. The labor supply lfi absolutely the only difficulty that prevents the expansion of cotton production in the south to almost any limit that might be desired. The 8udden Sawtog. The so called North Carolina poplar, a tree believed bj, some to be a dis tinct form of poplar and by others to be merely a stamlnate cottonwood. has the reputation of being the fastest growing tree in America. It is com mon to find trees that have attained heights of fifty feet in fifteen years. But even this marvelously rapid growth is both literally and figurative ly put In the shade by the black or Norway poplar (I'opulus nigra) of Eu rope. According to Forestry and Irri gation, a tree of this species has been known to grow to a height of twenty feet, with a diameter of four inches at the base, in three years. The tree has been called the "sudden sawlog" and conies preffv mnr deferring the name. CASTOR IA Por Infanta and Children. Fhe Kind You Have Always Bears the Signature of •"N/ Bought SAVE THE CHECKS YOU GET FROM Cavron's Cigar Store THEY ARE VALUABLE The above Is the motto of a new system of business which goes Into operation here today for the benefit of cash,, buyers at our store. Every cash customer gets, with each purchase, a check. The check Is printed, the transaction recorded and the dividend made possible by our new National Cash Register. 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