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Iowa Lad Wrests World's Chain pionship Honors From IlacU cnsclnuidt HACK QUITS AFTER TWO HOURS Gotch Secured One Fall and Russian Becomes Discouraged—Police Carry Victor From the Ring—iMatch Is Slow and Crowd Yells for More Ac tion. Chicago, April 4.—(frank Gotch, the American champion, defeated George Hackeaschniidt, the world's champion, for tilie world's wrestling title after one •af the greatest mat contests In history at the Dexter Park pavilion last nigjht. The men had fought on the mat more than two hours when the "Russian Lion" quit 'the match. Gotoh worked his famous toe hold and played with •the foreigner, and when he had the lat ter oil the floor he made h.lm quit. A great throng crowded into the Dexter Park pavilion to see the men do battle. It probably was tho largest attendance at a mat contest in this country. Ha-ckensclimidt was first to arrive at the iring, tout he waited unobserved outside •the ropes untirGotoh's arrival. Tremendous cheers greeted the Iovvan when he climbed .thru 'the ropes at 10:19. An American flag decorated his corner. His seconds were Jack Car keek, Emil Klanlc, and "Farmer" Burns. Hackensemidt quietly entered a moment later. Americus and Rudolph Unholz were in his corner. The crowd waited good naturedly while the photographers snapped the gladiators. The referee called the men to the center of the ring to give them their final instructions at 10:25, and they shook iiands for the flTst fall at 10:29. Hack assumed a crouched attitude, while Gotdi stood erect. Both feinted for a .graipple. Hack made a short rush, but Gotch danced away. Both men got neck holds after a minute and a half of fiddling and let go simultaneously after a few seconds of pulling, appar ently for tihe purpose of testing each other's strength. Then came more feinting', neck and arm iholds by both, and a quick break. Another neck and arm hold was broken by Gotch when Hack made a play for his body with ihis right hand. A short, spell of fiddling brought them in the same thold, both .pulling and tug ging. After a break the men took the same .hold, but devoted more time to tugging and feinting with -the free arm. Both were Puffing a bit. Gotch slammed his hand on Hack's face, but not hard enough to call for & caution from tho referee. Hack appeared anxious and did not, as was expected, go after his man like a wild bull. Once lie got a firm hold on the American's neck and tried to pull him toward 'him, tl.'.nking by so doing Gotch would overbalance and give him a chance for a body hold, but Frank would not be caught by such an old trick and slipped out of difficulties. American Bleeding From Mouth. Gotdh's mouth showed blood, brought on presumably by George's head pressing against it. The Iowan got a bit funny and tried "to spin the Russian by twisting his head, and for his joke was tripped to the mat He. however, regained his feet before the Russian could get at ihim. Hack was slow to take advantage of the opening. This brought about more fiddling and feinting which was not advantageous to either. Gotoh during this session of pulling, hauling, and tugging appeared as strong as 'his opponent, which evidently surprised the "Lion." Gotch 'indulged in a bit of rough work when Hack by brute strength pushed him out of a clinch, by ramming his forearm into the foreigner's neck, but Hack .paid no atentlon to it. After a siege of twenty minutes Hack got both hands on the back of Gotch's head and tried to pull him off his feet, but Gotch's quick duck of the head spoiled the effort. Hack made fu tile attempts to grasp Frank's leg, but the latter was too shifty. In one of the clinches Gotch stuck his thumb under Hack's eye, and when he repeated it a few moments later Hack protested to the referee, but \vas told to wrestle. Iowan Hissed for Raw Work. It was either man's bout at the end of twenty-five minutes. During the next minute Hack dropped to his knees and tried to grasp Gotch by the ankles, but he was not quick enough. The Iowan again and again worked his thumb on George's eye, and did it so plainly some of the spectators hissed him a'ad told him to "cut it out." Hack again appealed to the referee, who shook his head and told him to con tinue. Botli were perspiring by this time, and it' was difficult to retain arm or neck holds. The talk of Hack jumping out of the ring If he failed to get a fall in fifteen or twenty minutes was exploded when ho was still on hand after working a half an hour. He prob ably was a bit discouraged over his, failures to down or get behind Gotch,' but he did not show it. Frank tried to make him feel ill at ease by josh ing him and informing him that "he was Iri America." Gotch made his first play for Hack's legs nft-^r they had been at it thirty six minutes, but was unsuccessful. Hack made another short rush, hut Frank was out. of reach. Then Gotch got what appeared like a firm leg hold, but was not strong enough to retain it. More rough work followed by Gotch 'thumbing Hack's cheek. the end of forty-five minutes were far from a fa.ll and the At they Ffr We are so certain that I rf Itching, Bleeding and I I Protruding- Piles can al ways be r«Uevad and ab solutely cured by this oin tmont that we positively guarantee satis faction or money refunded. SrM Dr. A.W. Chase's lealersurDr.A.W.Chase ASntfMAfit Vfedicinc Co.,Buffulo,N.Y. \#ll 1 illllpllk For Sale by McBride 4L Will Drug Co. £3 crowd settled down to sec a long drawn out contest. Hack finding he could make no headway or get Frank on his knees by playing for his head, changed his tactics by trying to twist the Am erican's wrists. He either was not strong enough or else the perspiration caused his hands to slip. All his at tempts to get a body or leg hold were frustrated by Gotch's speed. Quick Play by Russian. Altho the sameness of the bout was becoming tiresome, the crowd enjoyed it because Gotch was holding his own. Hack livened things a bit after fifty one minutes by pulling Frank towards him. Quick as a flash ho got behind the American and forced him to) his knees. Gotch, however, was too quick and regained his feet before Ilac.k could get near enough to hold him down. A few minutes later Frank nimbly slipped away from si. leg hold, which Hack, judging from the expres sion on his face, could not under stand. Just before the expiration of the hour Hack made another rush, forc ing Frank to the ropes, but he was too slow to hold him. Both had bellows to mend at the end of the hour, and it might be called an even break. About this time the spectators began won dering where and how Hack got his reputation as a world beater. They also wondered what had become of his terrible bull rushes and his Immense strength, as up until this time he had not demonstrated he was stronger than his opponent. Probably the American's speed and clever foot work was something new to him. At any rate, ho did not come up to expectations. Crowd Yells for More Action. During this long siege Gotch acted as if he was working to tire his man out and force him to quit, as he was entirely on the defensive. Perspiration was dripping from both men and the crowd yelled: "Wake up and wres tle," requesting the referee to throw away his whistle. Hack rushed sev eral times, but could not catch the nimble American. The bout had now resolved itself into a test of endurance and gameness, and all Indications pointed to an all night affair. The combatants set the crowd cheering and yelling after working one hour and eighteen minutes, by a short session of fast and exciting wrestling. Gotch pushed Hack's head back rough ly, which angered the foreigner, and a bit of open hand spooning and slap ping followed. Hack worked his man near the ropes and forced him to his knees, but was not quick enough to take advantage of it. One more long siege of pulling and hauling followed, with Gotch working his wrist across Hack's neck for which he was cautioned by the referee. PENSIONS FOR INSTRUCTORS. Carnegie Will Add $5,000,000 to Pension Fund of New York. New York, April1 4.—Andrew Carne gie .will add $5,000,000 to the fund of the Carnegie foundation, or whatever sum may be necessary, to include as pension beneficiaries eligible professors of state universities. No provision was made for this class of educators in the original gift for the reason stated by Mr. Carnegie at the ,ie that the donor thought it possi ble that such Institutions might prefer that their relations should continue ex clusively with the state from which their chief support was derived. This view .was not taken by the Na tional Association of State Universities which in the year followi the estab lishment of the fundation petitioned the trustees for admittance to the ben efits of the retiring allowance system, It was then found that the earnings of the orginal fund of $10,000,000 were exhausted thru the outlet already planned, and that if the faculties of all state universities were to be benefited an additional $5,000,000 would be re quired. The situation was placed before Mr. Carnegie by Dr. Henry S. Pritchett, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, on March 81. Mr. Carnegie replied that the money .would be forthcoming for any state institution whose application received the approval of the legislature and governor of Its state. The addi tional donation will be in 5 per cent bonds providing an added annual in come of $250,000 and a total for yearly disbursement of $750,000. A Man's Place in the World. (New York Sun.) "Your place, sir, will never be filled," a reporter said to Holnrlch Conreid, the retiring director of the Metropolitan opera house of New York. Mr. Conreid shook his head and smiled. "There was a ghost,' he said, "a ghost in Bielltz, my native Bielitz. I will tell you of him. "The ghost haunted .the Inn. Nobody minded him, for in Silesia he was well known but an Englishman stopped at the inn one night in the season, and to him the ghost had not been ex plained. "So the next morning the English man came down to his broalcfas: pale, bloodshot, snd Irritable. "'Landlord,' he said, 'tell me, is not my room haunted?' 'Why, yes,' said the landlord, 'Did n't you know?' '"Of course, I did not know! What do you mean, sir, by putting me in a haunted room?' the Englishman stormed. 'But the old fellow is quite harm less,' said the landlord reassuringly. "'The old fellow?' 'Yes,' said the landlord. 'The ghost. The old fellow who built up the busi ness. He built it up. you know, and died, and now he can't rest easy be cause It goes -on as well as ever it did without him.' Mr. S. L. Bowen, of Wayne, W. Va. writes: "I was a sufferer from kidney disease, so that at times I could not get out of bed. and when I did I could not stand straight. I took Foley's Kid ney Cure. One dollar bottle and part of the second cured me entirely." Foley's Kidney Cure works wonders where others are total failures. Mc Bride & Will Drug Co. Tricks of the Vernacular. (Baltimore American) .She—I don't understand this story of a policeman's ibrurtality to a man he •was arresting, at all. jie—.What don't you understand? She—The paper says he was so rough with the man, and it sounds to me like he was real kind this warm weather. He—What does the account say? She—That he fanned the prisoner until he put him to sleep. I Oddity in the News Cow Routs Sheriff. Snglnaw, Mich.-—Deputy Sheriff Me Mlllun wont out to Laketteld to attach a number of cattle In a lawsuit. There was a bU red cow in the bunch, how ever, which objected to being driven off on tho authority of a court order, and she resisted the officer. The deputy's helpers endeavored to head her ofT as she tried to get away, and McMillan planted himself in her! path, determined to show his bravery. Hossle lowered her head just as she got in front of the officer, and In tho twinkling of an eye, before he knew what had happened, picked McMillan up on her horns and tossed liiin clean over a rural mail box at the side of the road. McMillan landed In a ditch with a soft bottom and w.-ts not seriously hurt, tho Ills companions say he turned a complete somersault. When ho got on his feet tho deputy said: "Boys, I'm going to take this critter back and attach the two we had ex empted in her place," which he did. Recovers Pot of Gold. Camp Crook, S. D.—After a three months' secret search, John Dahl, a resident of this place, has finally un covered a pot of gold coin that he had saved and buried under Ills cabin over two years ago. Dahl is somewhat of a character here, and Is one of the: men who refuses to trust the banks. When he hid his savings he thought he had marked tho spot securely, but several months ago, when he went to look, was unable to locate the money. Dahl then built a small shed over tho ground where he thought the gold was located, and, unwilling to allow others to know of the existence of the gold, lest he be robbed, ho set about digging evenings by candlelight. After lo:.ig toil his search was Anally rewarded, and he emerged from his cabin with the coins. Dahl !s to be I married in Denmark this summer, and has just 1 sft for that country with his sayings. Old Sweethearts Can't Wed. Lancaster, Pa.—With her trousseau all ready, Mrs. Sarah St. Claire, 60 years old, finds In the law a bar to her marriage with her girlhood sweetheart. A few d.iys ago she went to Kokomo, Tnd., to wed Dr. Alexander C. Freeman. 77 years old. Mrs. St. Claire had hoped that the wedding would occur imme diately, but she found the prospective bridegroom In charge of a guardian, who refused to allow him to marry. Thereupon, wedding clothes and all, Mrs. St. Claire appealed to the court for help. Mrs. St. Claire Is at Kokomo, declar ing that she will wait days, even months, until the obstacles are re moved. Years ago they were engaged, says Mrs. St. Claire. Then, after a quarrel. Freeman disappeared. It was years be fore they met again, and, widow and widower, they still loved. Fortune Found on Body. Minneapolis.—A well-worn purse containing nearly $3,000 was found yesterday In the clothing of Miss El eanor O'Brien, the aged woman who died Saturday at the residence of Mrs. George St'.ntzl, 2310 Fourth avenue S. Friends and relatives did not know Miss O'Brien had any money or prop erty, and the purse was not discovered until an employe sent from an under taking establishment prepared the body for burial. He turned the money over to the relatives who had ar ranged for the funeral. The body was taken to Stillwater, and the funeral took place from St. Michael's church. Trails Husband 5,000 Miles. Chicago.—Mrs. Martha Clark trav eled more than 5,000 miles, visited nine cities, and searched thru them, and then came to Chicago and walked Hal sted street from Twelfth to Sixty-fifth and back dally for three months in search of her husband, Frank, who had deserted her in Kansas City, Kas., three years ago She fo«nd him and still loves him. She had him arrested Sunday night on the charge of abandonment, but he merely was taken captive by the po lice In order that he might not run away again before she could have a chance to talk to him. This she did yesterday a few minutes previous to their appearance before Municipal Judge Scovel. Mrs. Clark's entreaties or wonderful determination moved her husband, and he offered to "take her and provide for her as long as he lived." On her re quest, and on the promise of Clark, the judge dismissed the charge and the pair left the court room. Pastor Wrote Love Notes, Loses Job. South Norwalk, Conn.—Admitting over his own signature that his con duct with Miss Clara Raymond, a pret ty Sunday school teacher, was all that has been charged, and without making a personal appearance or defense of any kind, the Rev. Frank C. Brown, fromer pastor of the Rowarton Bap tist church, was unfrocked and turned from the church Monday afternoon by the Fairfield County Baptist Minis ters' association. While the parson's famous love letters were not Intro duced In evidence, It was these letters that caused his unfrocking. Pays for Stolen Tree. Toledo, O.—Park Superintendent Moore Imagined ho was the victim of an April fool Joke when Ed Culkin visited him at the city hall yesterday and gave him? half a dollar for a Christmas tree. He said ho stole it from a local park nine yetirs ago. Culkin explained that he was out of work and had little with, which to cheer his two children. He thought a Christmas tree would help make them glad and as he had no money to buy one he stole one from Ottawa park. Supt. Moore would not take the mon ey at first: but the visitor said he could now afford It and wanted to leave the place with a clear conscience. It was then turned over to the city treasury and added to tho park funds. Turtle Reptile or Animal, Which7 Washing ton, D. C.—Is a sea turtle a reptile o:r an animal? This is question the bureau of in sular affairs has been caTled upon to decide. Whether the American govern ment will make a decision similar to that in which It classed frogs' legs as "dressed poultry" remains to be seen. Complaint has reached the bureau that Cuban customs officials have been TOarsJtdl&w §mm $prh 4 1908 classifying sea turtles, many of which are shipped to Cuba each year from Bato Bano, as "animals." The duty as such is prohibitive. Shippers maintain they are "rep tiles," and as euch should go free of duly. They cite the fact that Roman Catholics consider that a turtle is not flesh. Woman Chokes Coyote. Portland, Maine.—Choking a coyotu to death after the animal has fastened his teeth in Ikt breast is tho experi ence of Mrs. T. A. Caldwell. Mrs. Caldwell, who lives on the M. Winglield ranch, near Adel, was at tracted to tho barnyard by a commo tion among the poultry. Discovering that a coyote was malting a raid, on her chickens, Mrs. Caldwell sought to scare away the animal. She had no idea that the wolf would attack her, but, releasing his hold on a hen, the animal turned fiercely on tho woman, who, as she started to beat a hasty retreat, tripped and fell. Tho coyote was upon her In a mo ment and fastened his teeth In her breast. Mrs. Caldwell grabbed tho beast by tho throat, and, notwithstand ing his desperate efforts to free himself from tho woman's clutch, the animal finally sank exhausted, but the brave woman did not release her hold un til the animal was dead. Collar Button Kills Boy. Philadelphia.—A small celluloid col lar button slipping down his throat caused the death of 14-year-old Sam uel Kelly by strangulation. The lad, who lived at 26 Oxford street, had been confined to his bed with a severo cold for several days. Yesterday .afternoon he was playing v.-ith a number of toys on his bed. He had the collar button In his mouth. He sneezed and the button slid down his throat. It lodged in the entrance of his wind pipe, and all efforts to dislodge it were unsuccessful. He was taken to St. Mary's hospital, but died as he was about to be operated on. Leap Year Releases Her. Berwick, Pa.—"I don't care to leave home as a hired housekeeper," said Mrs. Barbara Kline, aged 67, to James Hunslnger, of this place, "but as it's leap year, if you want me as a bride I'll go." He did, and Squire Shuman, of Mainville, married them. Uncle Remus and Andy. All Discounts Off. "Mark Twain is the most interest ing character in American literature today, and has made more money out of it than any other author," said A. S. Swanson, representative of one of the great publishing houses of New York, at the New Willard hotel, Washington, recently. "Mark lives Just around the corner from our place, and we see him often. He Is never so happy as when telling a story, and is often seen doing so in a group of congenial spirits. He was telling me that recently he went into the sales department of our house, and being attracted by a particular book, asked the price." 'Four dollars,' said the clerk. 'Well, now,' said Mr. Clemens, 'I am a newspaper writer. Don't I get a discount for that?' 'Certainly,' replied the obliging clerk. 'I am also a magazine writer. Do I get something off for that?' 'Yes,' said the clerk. 'You get a discount for that.' 'I am also an author. Don't I come in on the author's discount?' 'In addition,' said Mr. Clemens, "I am a stockholder In this house. Does that entitle me to something off?' 'Yes, sir," the clerk returned. 'Now,' continued Mr. Clemens, 1 would like to state that I am Samuel Clemens does that fact entitle me fo another rake-off.' 'It does,' said the clerk, after a moment's hesitation. 'That's good,' replied the author 'now how much do I owe you?' 'We owe you 80 cents,' said the clerk." How to Avoid Appendicitis. Most victims of appendicitis are those who are habitually constipated. Orino Laxative Fruit Syrup cures chronic constipation by stimulating the liver and bowels and restores the natural action of the bowels. Orino Laxative Fruit Syrup does not nauseate or gripe and Is mild and pleasant to take. Refuse substitutes. McBride & Will Drug Co. A Curious Coincidence. peaking of curious coincidences," said the man with the rabbit's foot attached to his watch chain, "one hap pened to me a few weeks ago. I was traveling in the west when a man that looked near enough like me to be my twin brother sat down in the parlor car. My name Is Darius Jones, and I soon found out that his was the same. I married a red-headed girl, and I found out that he had done the same. I had got a divorce within two years, and the same was the case with him. I was in San Francisco during the earthquake, and so was he. I had lost money in a certain railroad stock, and he had lost exactly the same amount in the same stock. I was on my way to the Palmer House in Chicago, and so was he. Don't you call that a curious thing?" We all replied that we did, and then one of the group queried: "But there is more to it?" "Yes, there is more," was the rep'.y. "I made up my mind to ask him for the loan of $20, -but I had only opened my mouth when he asked me to favor liirn with the same amount." "But you didn't?" "No." "No. And that's where the last of the curious coincidences camo in. Wa were both dead-broke." Side Lights on Mythology. Vulcan had just put four new horse ghnos on the feet of the Centaur. "Easiest Job I ever did," he said iff the bystanders. "He stood perfectly still, and when I handed him the fly brush he kept the flies away him self. Making a handsome discount from his usual price, he asked Ills customer to drive himself to his shop whenever ho needed any more work. An Insidious Danger. One of the worst features of kidney trouble is thai It Is an Insidious disease and befbre the victim realizes his dan ger ne may have a fatal malady. Take Foley's Kidney Cure at the first sign of trouble as it corrects Irregularities and prevents Brlght's disease end dia betes. McBride & Will Drug Co. National Banker of Wisconsin Believes He Has Solved Money Question A GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM C. F. Latimer Believes His Plan Would Place Our Currency Beyond Realm of Politics and Reach of Man Who Might Use It For Private Ends. C. F. Latimer, vice president of the Northern National bank of Ashland. WIh., has formulated a scheme deal ing with the currency problem. He calls it a government currency, safe, flexible and uniform. In opening his article on the subject Mr. La timer re ferii to the various plans which he says have failed to meet the approval of the people and to the central bank of issue, which he believes wouiil meet With strong opposition, as it would In all% probability be managed by the other banks and savor of mo nopoly. lie then discusses the pres ent currency, deploring its lack of flexibility and uniformity, in refer ence to the uational bank note he says: "It is wrong in principle and would not float except for the guarantee of Undo Sam, and he, out of the kindness of Ills henrt, pays the bank 2 per'cent interest upon bonds deposited for the privilege of going good for the bank's notes. Practically ail that a national bank now does In the way of issuing thesie notes Is for the president and cashier to sign them, and this is more often done with a stamp than other wise. "At this time we are witness to the fact that our government is issuing many millions of bonds to be used In aiding the national banks to secure circulation and not for the legitimate needs of the government, as the gov ernment now has on deposit with the national banks over $200,000,000, mon ey which has been deposited from time to time to facilitate the business of our country." A:s to other paper money In circula tion, Mr. Latimer believes the cur rency issued directly by the govern ment to be the best protected and the most useful of all our paper money. Continuing, he says: "Any paper currency not protected by a good coin reserve or guaranteed directly or indirectly by a government meets with little or no favor. In our own country we have a currency to the amount of $350,000,000 Issued di rectly by the government. Until there was a disposition on the part of the government to redeem this paper mon ey on demand lu coin it was badly de preciated. Later on, Mien there was a doubt in the minds of the people as to whether the holder of the currency was to get £t ld or silver when the pa per was presented, came the 'endless chaiu,' which nearly exhausted the gold In the United States treasury and would probably have done so If the president had not issued bonds to protect the reserve. As soon as this was done and it became known that the currency would be redeemed in as good coin as used by any nation ou earth the trouble ceased, and no one has since doubted the value of our legal tender notes. "Such being the case, why not en large upon the proposition and by 60 doing simplify our paper money and place It beyond the realm of politics? "Have a board of commissioners or governors, appointed by the president and confirmed by the senate, of no! less than nine or more than fifteen men who by experience in a financial way are qualified to fill a trust of greet responsibility, men who will in no way be Identified with the different banking interests of the country and will therefore be entirely independent In their actions, to hold their positions for life and to be paid salaries such as the responsibility and dignity of such positions are worth, placing them, as are our judges of the supreme court, above reproach make the secretary of the treasury an ex officio member of this body place in charge of this body of governors or commissioners our en tire treasury system, giving them pow er to Issue government notes, backed by a coin reserve of not less than 40 per cent refund the legal tenders and treasury notes into a new form of gov ernment note refund the national bank notes Into government notes of like character take the gold and silver cer tificates and do likewise. To do all of this and procure the necessary coin for reserve it may be necessary to issue United States bonds to quite an ex tent, possibly $400,000,000, but as some $600,000,000 will be surrendered by the banks the bond issue will be reduced abojt $200,000,000. The ultimate sav ing to the government will be a large sum. of money. The coin purchases will be naturally from the banks, as they will have no further use for coin except for export, and It can then be procured on demand by the presenta tion of government notes or by the presentation of securities, the kind of which we will mention later. "One might inquire, 'What is meant by nhe word "coin?"' It may be said that, coin should be construed to mean golcl only, that gold is the only true .measure of value and that everything should be measured by the gold stand ard. We woujd not depart from that standard neither would we wholly Ig nore sliver. "Consolidating the gold and silver coined and In use in four of the most progressive nations of the world—viz, the United States, Germany, France and the United Kingdom—we find that silver la used to the extent of 24Vi per cent: of the whole. To do away with this natal as a part of our circulation or as cart of otir rewrre would b« a more in the wrong direction aod tend to dlsasraage values a great extent. Therefore'a» substantially 25 percent of the coin held by fourrof the. leading nations of thejvorld is jifrer, we con sS-v tend that our reserve should be held 75 per cent in gold and 25 per cent in sil ver. That coin is both gold and silver. "Thus far we have procured theo retically a uniform currency, protected by a coin reserve. How about its flexi bility? How are we to issue new cur rency or withdraw the old as required? "The stock of money In the United States is something over 000,000,000. Of this sum $2,250,0'10.000 is In coin or coin certificates, and of the coin $1. 500.000.000 Is In gold and some $700, O00.000 Is lu silver. $3r»0,000.000 Is in legal tender notes and over $500,000, 000 is In national bank notes. All of the above should be converted into a new form of government note, except ing the 40 per cent reserve to be held In the treasury, being practically the percentage of reserve now held by the banks and the treasury. This eould be done without the least possible fric tion or disturbance and without the expansion or contraction of a single dollar. "To increase the amount the govern ment could authorize the banks or others to deposit securities against which notes could be Issued. Railroad bonds and bonds of other corporations which are subject to great deprecia tion and appreciation should not be Used as such security, but the class of bonds so deposited should be of a pub lic character, such as municipal, coun ty and state, all to be carefully select ed with a good margin of security, subject to a graduated tax as the cir cumstances warrant, forcing their Withdrawal when no longer needed. Public securities could be lodged in advance with the governors or com missioners that they could be availa ble as security for circulation at al most a moment's notice. "To avoid au accumulation of funds in the treasury In excess of the amouut required for the reserve and a working balance, deposit any surplus In nation al banks under the directions of the governors or commissioners, taking as security the same class of bonds as would be acceptable for an emergency circulation. The governors or commis sioners should fix a rate of Interest to be paid upon such deposits so that whenever there is a redundance of money the bank, in order to stop the payment, of interest, could turn the de posits into the treasury, where they could be held until again needed. Its action would be entirely automatic. "The process outlined above would enhance the value of all classes of bonds Issued by the people, lower the rate of Interest on the same and would be a healthful stimulus to the development of all public works. "Our aim has been to formulate a plan whereby the currency of our conn try can be placed beyond the realm o' politics, out of the reach of men who might manipulate it for private ends to give a uniform and flexible clrcu lating medium with a percentage of coin reserve larger than' almost aui other nation and backed by the God given resources of a country unequal ed In the history of man, the develop ment of which is still in its Infancy." "QUESTION POPPER." Device of Girla Who Compoao Leap Year Club. A "question popper" is the semi mechanical device created by the eight young women who compose the Leap Year club of Follansbee, W. Va., says a special to the Pittsburg Dispatch. The personnel of the club is limited to those who are eighteen years old. Young men are warned that Follans bee social circles will present danger ous features to those attempting to sidestep matrimony. The members of the club have bound themselves to be married before 1909, and they will take advantage of all the privileges the present year offers. One "question popper" thus far has been installed, and it will be experi mented with until It is a complete suc cess, when the seven others will be placed In the various homes. ,i RACE FOR SOUTH POLE. Lieutenant Shackleton to Pit Chinese Ponies Against Automobiles. Ponies and automobiles will race for the south pole, according to a Wash ington special dispatch to the New York World. Fifteen Chinese ponies have been sent from Shanghai to Lieu tenant Shackleton, in command of the Nipirod, conveying the expedition in search of the pole. The ponies will reach the expedition at the Bluff, New Zealand. Tbey come from northern Manchuria and are ac climated to severe temperatures. They will be shod with ice shoes and will pull sleighs. The motor cars will be provided with spiked drive wheels and runners in stead of front wheels. This experi ment with Manchurian ponies is re ported to Washington by Consul Tra cey at Tsigtau, China. Memorial to General Custer. In order to perpetuate the memory of her husband. General Custer, wuo was massacred by Indians at the bat tle of the Little Pig Horn in 1870, Mrs. Elizabeth purchased six Woman's Nightmare •n55».:V' •-, The critical ordeal through which the expectant mother must pass, however, is so fraught with dread, pain, suffering and danger, that tha very thought of it fills her with apprehension and horror. There i» no necessity for the reproduction of life to be either painful or dangerous. The use of Mother's Friend so prepares the system for the coming event that it is safely passed without any danger. This great and wonderfnl remedy is always ap plied externally, and cias carried thousands of women through the trying crisis without suffering. Said for free beok conulnlnz information of prlceleM value to all expactaat mother*. Tfco Bradfleld Regulator Co.. Atlanta, 6a. -*5 teen lots in Bronxvllle WMRbwfii county, N. Y, on which she will boQ4l a large memorial home, says the York Journal. Mrs. Custer IntmAs tt make the memorial a permanent lifflDtf for aged literary women. The sifis fat the building is near the Harlem nil* road station and not far from Law-* rence Park, where many artists uA literary people reside. Mrs. Cuatejr hat written several books and takes great Interest in literary women. SHAVE AS TRAIN WArTED. Hurry Call From Traveler Who Didn't Want Hia Card Game 8topped. Theodore A. Hoppenjon, tie Union depot barber at Kansas City, keep* a private mug for Senator Clark Montana and various eastern railway officials. lie has been called, oat o€ bed at night to shave an eccentric pa* tron, but he said the other night that the demands made upon him by B. T* Crane a few nights ago were new aflj& decidedly interesting. Crane is in the Implement bnslneM and lives In Chicago. He travels about the country In a private car. On a ro* cent Saturday night the Crane car wad attached to the Santa Fe No. 9, In bound. As the train neared Chlllicothe, 111., the implement magnate discovered that he had forgotten his safety razoc when he packed for his trip to Lod Angeles. Crane had the conductor telo* graph the Santa Fe agent at Kanwid City to have a barber at the depot tot him, says the Kansas City Journal. The train was late, and It doesn't stop at Kansas City more than ten minutes when on time. Hoppenjon was notified and was In readiness, with his outfit, the lather all ready made up. As the train entered tho Union depot at 9:25 the barber swung on the private car and had his patron lathered before the engine was stop* ped. Crane, sitting in the drawing room of his car, was enjoying a game of solitaire. The cards were spread about the table, and the implement king did not appear to notice the bar* ber's presence. When the lather brush began to tickle his mouth, Crane with out looking up Inquired: "Does the game Interfere with yon?" When Hoppenjon replied, "I'm here only to shave," Crane placed the next card carefully and went on with tha game. The barber finished in live min utes, was paid by a secretary and' bowed out of the car. BURBANK VERSUS UNCLE SAM. "Wizard of Planta" Insists 8pineles« Cactus Is Good to Eat. Publication of a bulletin by tho Unit'' ed States department of agriculture on the subject of cacti under the title of "The Tuna as Food For Man," has aroused Luther Burbank to reply to the government "experts'" declaration that the spineless cactus cannot be grown on the desert and Is not fit toot for man, says a San Francisco dis patch. Mr. Burbank says: "The statement that thornlesa cactf will not grow in the desert has some foundation in fact, but it Is so stated that It is absolutely misleading. "The cactus originally was spineless. Nature added the spines to the plant for protection when It became a denV zen of the desert. "This variety of cactus contains much more sugar and starch than tha wild. It makes a splendid salad, good for soup and is not bad fried. "The fruit of the plant makes a do* licious jam or preserve. Eaten raw It Is considered as good as If hot bettef than bananas or oranges. Twenty tons of fruit can be produced to the acre.'* Friends of Burbank bear him out hi his statements. "POPPER" THAT MADE GOOD. Wonderful Device Adopted by a Girlf^. Leap Year Club. The "question popper," Installed Follansbee, W. Va., recently by tha eight members of the Girls' Leap Yeas club, haB already brought about oni marriage and one engagement, says a special to the New York World. Its great triumph was at the home Miss Bertha McWlthers, where John Williams expected to toast his shlna serenely all winter. They were ma^ ried the day after the "popper" got to work. Two weeks later at the homa of Miss Jean Bardy the "popper" got Its work in on Samuel Richards, who bad "steadies" at Mingo Junction and at Weilsburg and Steubenvllle, O, Both young men are helping the yoang women to maintain the secret of the invention. The other six girls are waiting thelf tarn, and they confidently expect to bo married within six months. The clvh refuses many requests from out ot town to divulge the "popper" secret. A Georgia Invitation. "Way down yander by de rocky hill (Kunnel, will you take a walk?) Dar'a aomepln' what looks lak' a mi shine still. But he des too stljl ter talk! "Down by de ol' flel" whar de raMM Jump An' he old mule bray an' balk Dar'a a brown Jug hldln" in a holler Btump. (Kunnel. will you take a walk?)" «... i. No woman's happi ness can be vithout any danger, nut great ana wQnoenu Mother's Friend complete without children it is her nature to love and want them as mucl^ 60 as it is to love the beau* tiful and pure.