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Conquer That
Don't go around with a
mortgage on yout chest.
Every day that you let It
remain, the tighter its
grip becomes. Th cough
becomcs more violent
and exhausting the del*
icate bronchial passages
get inflamed under the
continual haclcmir the
lungs become lacerated
under the constantly re
curring paroxysmm.
Ptso's Cure
there is a soothng and
healing effect upon the
entire respiratory mu
cous membrane. It has ,/J
stood the test fot nearly
hall a century as the one
reliable remedy lor con
sumption. colds and all
chest affections. It goes
right to the origin ol the
trouble, removes the
cause and aids nt.ture In
restoring healthful con
ditions. Piso's Cure is
absolutely free from ob
jectionable ingredients.
Its perfect safety, pleas
ant taste and unequalled
efficacy make it tlie ideal
remedy for man, woman
and child. If you have a
cough drive it
Before It
Conquers You
for 100 acres,
20 acres or
30 acres, from
1 tb 3 miles
from town If
you have such
Over 10 West Main Street
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
Fidelity Savings Bank
Open Saturday evenings 6:30 to 8
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.
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.
: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.
South First
Ave. Mintlialltown, la.
Reports ot Money Getting El
forts in Central Association
Not Assuring
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.
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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.
Cost of Wood Pulp $26^)00,000 and Still
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-
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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
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
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.
(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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
And then Hlckey's wife heard about
the ghost
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.
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
"It Is a Christmas present. Ifs a
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
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
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
preffv mnr
deferring the name.
Por Infanta and Children.
Fhe Kind You
Have Always
Bears the
Signature of
Cavron's Cigar Store
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.
It is a beautiful piece of mechanism and the perfection of
system and accuracy In business transactions _^Jween
clerks and customers.
Tou would pick up a dollar If you found It on the street
and think you were In luck.
by our dividend system.
l/ho cannot supply tt»«
tcceot no other, but tend map
for I. ustrftted took—sealed. It
iive- full particulars and dtoctloaa la.
vM ARVEL CO., 44 E. 23d SL.lSZrorit S
Tou can pick up, dollars here
But it is not luck It is business—good business.
We are bringing all our resources to bear to make It
pay you to be a regular customer at our store.
Tours very truly, fs"
^Marshalltown, Iowa.
I am willing to assist
you in securing a home
of your own, it is up to
you to taKe advantage of
Charles W. Hughets
Real Estate Owner and Home Builderi
Marshalltown: State Bank
•-y vtJj
**e &
I am arranging to erect twelve
houses in Highview early next
spring and parties taking advan
tage of this proposition will not
only save from 10 to 15 per cent
on the cost of their homes, but will
have the benefit of a special ar
rangement that will enable them
to secure a home practically the
same as paying rent.
•ch' J! A Ft#
if. .*
Of a Bank With Which to Transact
your Banking Business Should Depend
on the Character and Stability of the
Bank, and Upon the Facilities Which
the Bank Offers. We Have Every Fa­
cility Known to Conservative Banking
and Our Resources are Such as
Leave no Question as to Stability. A
Safety Deposit Box in Our Steel Lined
Vault Will Insure Tour Valuables
Against Loss by Fire or Robbery.

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