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j Tho only system of trackless trol H leys in tbo United States Is thnt nt H Bcranton, Pn., which has mado a fall B ehowing of success. In Franco and H Germany a numbct of thoso lines, H which havo electrical automobiles op H rated by nn overhead wlro, havs H proved satisfactory, tlio only objection H o them being tho fact that they ro- H julro twlco tho current used for can H operated over rails. H 10,000 riniit for ICo. H ' This Js a rcmarkablo otter the John H 1A. Salzcr Seed Co., La Crosse, Win.. H snakes. They will send you their bis H plant and seed catalog, together with H nough peed to grow H 1,000 fine, solid Cabbages. H 2,000 delicious Carrots. 1 2,000 blanching, nutty Celery. B 2,000 rich, buttery Lettuce. H 1,000 splendid Onions. H 1,000 rare, luscious Itadlshes. H 1,000 gloriously brilliant Flowers. H This great offer Is made In order to H Induca you to try their warranted seeds H for when you onco plant them you H trill grow no others, and H AM. FOH HUT ICo I'OSTAOB, H providing you will return this notice, H and If you will send them 20c In post- H age, they will add to tbo above a pnek- H ego of the famous IJcrllner Cauliflower. M lew. N. U.) H Cuba's Mineral Products. H Tho mineral products of Cuba In M cludo gold, silver, mercury, zinc. cop- H por, lead, mangancso, asphalt, naph M tha, pctroloum praphlto amianthus. M PUTNAM FADELESS DYES aro H Jfast to light and washing. H Tuberculosis Victims. H tn Russia 4,000 out of ovcry 1,000,000 H -Inhabitants dlo of tuberculosis; In H franco and Austro-Hungary, 3,000; In H Oormany, Ireland, Sweden and Swltz- H rland, 2,000, and In England, Belgium, H Scotland, Holland, Italy and Norway, 1.000. H Ptso'i Curo cannot bo too highly spoken of as H a cough cure. J. W. O'liaiEN, 312 Third Ate., H K. Minneapolis, Minn., Jon. . 1900. M CARRJED POLITENESS TOO FAR. H Act of Courtesy that Lost Lighthouse H Official His Position. H Recently tho Ilrltlsh warship Spar- H row visited tho nntlvo kingdom ol H Tonga, In tho south Pacific, over which H tho Ilrltlsh govemmont exorclcos a H protectorate. Us ruler Is a dusky and H spirited young man who calls himself H King George II. When tho Sparrow H was In tho harbor of tho Tongan cap- H Ital a ball was to havo been given on H board. Dut the electric light failed H and all sorts of expedients wcro rc- H fiortod to for the purposes of tllumlna- H tlon. An obliging customs otllclal ot H high standing removed tho light from Hf cno of tho lighthouses In tho harbor H and took It aboard tho Sparrow. For H this risky pleco ot polltoncss ho wns H dismissed by tho Tongan government. H Tho captain of tho Sparrow Interceded H with King Qcorgo on his bohalf, but H his majesty was lnoxornblo, which In- H dlcatos that ho knows his business. H New 8ystem In British Army. Hj Confidential reports aro henceforth H to play an Important part In Ilrltlsh H army discipline Exnct roportlug Is H to ba rigidly lnslstod upon. If tho H reports aro favorablo, a promise of H accolcratcd promotion is held out to H ho officers; if tho rovcrso, ho will bo H ondomnod to rotlro from tho profes- H elon for which ho shows himself un- H fitted or too careless to qualify. Two B' adverso roports In succession will H tiring up tho question ot removal oven H to men ot long standing; tho Juniors H of loss than thrco years' service will H bo Incontinently dismissed It thoy H to not show up wall. 1 DR. FED HIMSELF. H Found tho Food that Saved His Life. H A good old family physician with a H lifetime oxporlonco In saving pcoplo H Anally found hlmsolf sick unto death. H Medicines failed and hut lot H blm toll his own story. "For tho first H tlmo in my life of slxty-ono H years I am Impelled to pub H llcly tostlty to tho valuo of a largely H advertised artlclo nnd I certainly H would not pon thoso lines except that, H -what scorns to mo a direct act of B Provldonco, saved my life and I am Bfl Impressed that It is a bounden duty H to mako It known. fl "For 3 years I kept falling with Hw tomach and liver disorders until I BflJ was roducod 70 lbs. front my nor- Bfll s. - - mal wolght. Whon 1 got too low to Bfl treat myself, 3 ot my assoclato pliysl- Bfli Ians advised mo to 'put my houso in Bfl t order' for I would bo quickly going tho BC, way of all mankind. Just about thnt Bfl tlmo I was put on a diet ot Grape- Bfl Nuts predigestod food. Curiously BC enough it qulck!y began to build mo BBj up, appctlto returned and in 15 days Bj I gained 6 lbs. That started my ro- BS : turn to health and really saved my Bfl ufe PBJ "A physician Is naturally prejudiced Bf- aralnst writing such a lottor, but In Bfl this caso I am willing to doclare it BJ from tho housetops that tho inultl- BH piled thousands who aro now Buftorlng BB as I did can find relict and health as BH easily and promptly by Grape-Nuts. It BB they only know what to do. Sincerely BH and Fraternally yours." Namo of this IB promlnont physician furnished by Po3- BH turn Co., Battle Creek, Mich. BH Look In each packago for a copy nt HB tho famous llttlo book, "Tho Iload to BH , WellvIUo." HHI HHftt ""l0' " .k rK0Jsl THE Cowr Records Young Silas Wntklns stolo a ham a theft most reprehensible, Ami then engaged n, counselor, (which certainly wns sensible.) They plunged him In a dungeon deep, a dungeon grim nnd tcrrorful, Tho while his lawyer went to court upon n mission enorrul. t And when he found nt onco tho wholo proceeding could bo "busted," he Sued out a hntxns corpus nnd took Hlinx out of custody. In court hln lenrned counsel urged with dignified suavity Tho dnngeis of sunsi-ninly hnato In matters of such gruvlty. The prosecution's bitterness ho held unjustifiable, " 'TIs Justice, with her blinded eyei!, Iiefoia whom wo nro trlnblel" And nfter hours of nrgumont. with growing hent nnd frlctlonal, lie took n chnngo of venue on a question Jurisdictional. Wherent the counsel got n stay of trial for a year or two. To find a missing witness, (who wns dead, I havo a fear or twol) Tho years rolled nn, they tried him and unmercifully depleted him Th" commonest of larcenlstsj-the Jurors then convicted him. "No chance for Bllns!" cried his lawyer. "Yes. I say. Indeed ho has!" Upon tli" which he went to court and got a supeiscdeas, "Good cheer:" snld be to 811ns. "You will soon bo on your feet again. While Silas gae a ball bond nnd was straightway on tho sticot attain. A monstioiis abstract then they fll"d. the luwjer mnde a noise nnd fuss. Until, within a ynr or two. the couit gave them a syllabus, Which, stripped of all Its verbiage and law and technicality. But unlllnncd the vctdlct based on Silas' proved rascality. . .1 'T "Odds blood'" cried Silas' counsel to his client. "When I've read you tbU, You"ll see the ntlro finding simply reeks with Haws nnd prejudice. To Jail shall any eltlzou for stealing of a hock bo sent? Stralghtwitv. the which, be went to court and tiled another document. "No sheriff shall ntiest lilm, Sir. nn anv legal sham as grim As this, and If a Shcilff tries, I'll certainly mandamus blm!" Again upon the solemn court, with masterful urbanity, lie ui'd-d a close Inquliy by nn expert on Insnnlty. Who felt the Lumps on Silas' bend, who found piofund lascallty, Who In a year made his toport of "obvious notmollty." Long Silas' counsel studied It, by methods not rewnlable, And finally concludtjl the decision whs appealable! Good Silas gavo another bond to stay his Jail processional. Good Silas' counsel labored with an ardor qultu professional, Until ho got nn order from the highest court available. ("That, as tho statutes rnd, thelo was a question If t'wns Jallable.) Tho court below should try agiln. nnd UioukU they might acquit It, or Cor.vlct It. they must try again" so stHtd tho remittitur! Tho witnesses, thoso gray old men. ro-allcd the ancient history Of Silas' crime with halting speech, nnd deep and dark the mystery To them of why they were recalled; with quavering tones, In truthfulness They told nnnln tho old. old tnlo of SlUs" erring youthfulncss. The Jurors held be could not change his spotB; but. Ilko the leopard, he, Bo Silas' counsel straightway held ho had been twlco In Jcopnidy! A las I So Intricate a case, with all the, points Involvnblo! When Death took Silas and to dust found him to bo resolvable. Took blm for reasons, good, pwhaps, but which were not rcvealable. And Silas' counsel found, slack, tho Judgment not nppenlable! Hut back to court bo strode when sure that Charon o'er hart ferried him, And cried: "I want a nol pros, for my client wo have burlfd blm! . J. W. Foley, In New York Times. ft T. Have But Brief Day J Just as horses doprcclato so do Jockeys. Tho outlaw tracks and bushes nro full of Jockeys who woro onco stars on tho raco courses. Jock., oys who mado fortunes a fow seasons ago aro now hustling for mounts and when thoy socure ono It -is usually some outsider that cannot win. Willlo Sims, tho Jockey who won famo and fortuno for tho Dwyer broth ers, a boy who onco held tho privilege of solectlng his own ongagoments, is amongst tho number who aro now hustling for mounts. Evon his old tlmo omploycr, Mlko Dwyer, puts a stahlo hoy up In prcforonco to tho onco famous Sims; Sims claims ho can rldo as well ns over, but.no boy on earth could rldo a wlnnor on tho horses ha hns been forced to rldo. Fred Tnral Is another living oxam plo of tha man who has go no back ward. Fivo years ago Taral was America's greatest, Jockoy. Every promlnont stnblo in tho country wns after him. A year later tho class of his mounts bogan to doprcclato. Ho between tho Puritans nnd tho 111- grlras. In part ho said: "Uear in mind that tho 'Scroohy' congregation was tho last organiza tion of Separatists that existed In Eugland nt that time; that It lied to Holland in 1C07, and after thirteen yoars' rosldonco thoro it camo In tho Mnyflowor to America and founded tho Pilgrim llopuhllc at Plymouth in 1C20. Notice that it was thlrteon Significant Mame. Ilov. Dr. William T. McElvcon, on tho Intelligent uso of. Scripture r "Whon I was a.youngor man I met a colored woman In Tonnossoo, "who named hor son 'Judas Iscariol, r.nd whon 1 askod hor why, sho said: 'Dat's 0. Scrlpturo namo, massa. I roads in mrf'Dlhlo dot it was good for dat man ho nobcr boon bawn. Woll, mo an ma old man had slxteon children 'fro dls ono coino, and wo Jus' called him Judas Iscnrlot.'" ' saw that ho was losing his grip. A now stylo of riding was coming into voguo. Taral discovered It and packed his trunk and left for Australia. ' "Soup" Perkins, who piloted tho groat Honry of Navarro, whon tho thoroughbred was America's greatest 3-year-old, has bedh eking out an o'x lstcnco at tho Newport track. "Tiny" Mooro, who was onco tho Jockoy of tho Lorlllards, secures an occasional mount nt NowporL This lad is capa bio of riding at n rcasonablo weight, but Inst season, when ho mado his np pcaranco in tho oast, bo was not given n decent mount. At Chicago "Tiny" Williams landB a mount occasionally. Somotimos ho wins, but his vlctorlos nro few and far hotweon. Stovnl, anothor worthy lad, died poor at St. Louis. At tho tlmo of his death ho could not securo a mount. And so on down tho list In definitely. Tho Jockeys havo tholr brief period of sticcoss and then fndo out ot tho public mind nnd nro forgot ton, loft too often without any means to live upon, Pilgrims Were the First "Forofnthors' Day" was observed at tho First Unitarian church In Onk land, Cal on tho evening of Dec. 20. Col. John P. Irish prosified, and re lated In brlof tho causes which led tho Pilgrims to forsako tholr natlvo land nnd cast tholr lot In a now and strange country. Tho acting pastor of tho Dorkclpy Unltnrlan church, tho Itov. Oeorgo W. Stono, who was formerly tho Histo rian of tho MnsRuclniBOlts Socloty of Mayflowor Doscondttnts, delivered tho address of tho day, which took tho form of a study ot tho Pilgrim cm. Ho defined nt longth tho dlfforonco years after tho Pilgrims loft England nnd eight years nfter thoy plantod tho Scrooby church ut Plymouth that tho Puritans loft England. Tho Puritans landod nt Snlom, nnd thoro tho tlrst Puritan church In Amorlca was estab llshcd, In 1028. "This church wns nt first nn Epls copal church, but, under tho Inlltionoo of Surgeon Fuller of Plymouth, who wns sent to Salem to assist during tho provtilonco of what Is called In tho records 'a plaguo," tho Congrega tional systom wns adopted. This was accomplished undnr the lend of Gov. EndlcoU, lit 1029. Tho Pilgrims, thoroforo, were tho pioneers In tlio sottlemont of this country, nnd to thorn, rather than to tho Puritans, do wo owo what Is best In our national life, and I might add, most of thoso principles and prncilces which dlffor ontlato us from tho other nations ut tho earth. Lot us remember, nlso, thnt tho Pilgrims, and not tho Purl tans, wero tlio founders of Congrega tionalism In Europo and In America. San Francisco Chronicle. Life. A catch of breath, a rising sun, A few gtay clouds, life's raco begun. Youth scales the heights lovo Becks lt end. Wealth comes and goes, ties break and mend, A few good friends, a tear, a smile, Homo da of cheer a sign meanwhile. Tlmo's text of change, old frlonds depsrt. Lato thoughts gnv wlso, grace leads tin heart. Tho sun .drops down, the clouds swlns A fewfaiewells, then tlmo to go. Clifford Kanu Stout. HOW DRET HARTE LOOKED, Winning Personality of the Great Call fornla Author. Mr. Howclls gives us soma charming romlnlsconces of Urot Harto In tho Easy Chair of Harper's, relating to a week's visit Harto paid him whon tho latter camn East from California. Mr. Howclls thus describes tho author of "Tho Luck of Itoarlng Camp:" "Ho was then, as always, n child of ex treme fashion as to his clothos and tho cut of his beard, which ho woro In a mustache and tho drooping sldo whiskers of the day, and bis Jovial physiognomy was as winning as his voice, with Its straight noso nnd fas cinating forward thrust ot tho under Up, Its fine oyo3, and good forehead then thickly crowned with black hair which grow early white, whllo his mu&tncho ronmlncd dark. ... He was, as ono could not help scolng, thickly pitted, but nfter the first glanco ono forgot this.." Pittsburg Press. Sense of Smell In the Aged. Old pcoplo havo an atrophied sonse of smell, and thoy do not seem to bo-' conscious of this Infirmity. Evon whon thoy can scarcoly distinguish ono , familiar odor In ten, nnd when thoy tako strong smelling liquids for pure wnter, thoy assert that thoy enjoy tho perfume of flowers. Tholr visual Im ago?, for they recognlzo tho porfumo of flowers whon thoy aro nblo to soo thorn. Tho olfactlvo Imago thus has an Independent Intellectual existence, sluco It la cnpablo ot functional ro-vlvn. A Dentist's Advice. Toledo, Ohio, Jan. 25th. Mr. Harry Lh Lewis, Dentist, 607 Suralt strcot, this city, says: "I cortalnly ndvlso anyone, no matter how sovero thoy may havo Kidney Trouble to tako Dodd's Kidney Pills. "I was troublod with Kidney Dls easo for several years and Dodd's Kid ney Pills cured mo. I had usod many so-called remedies without any benefit. Four months ago, I was flat on my back with this painful trouble and must say that I almost gave up hopes vt ever getting any bottor. Through a friend's advlco I purchased six boxes of Dodd's Kidney Pills. "At first I could see but llttlo bene fit, but after two weoks, I could soo an Improvement. I bad bocn getting up several times at night and pr-lns in my back wero very sovero. When I had taken six boxes I felt bettor than I had for years. Tho pain had all gono and I didn't havo to got up during tho night at all. I continued the treatment until I had used Bevoral moro boxes, nnd now I am glad to ay that I am completely cured." She Took Them at Their Word. Kcuka Lako Is ono of tho most at tractive of tho great chain of lakes In tho Interior of Now York state. Bluff Point at its head Is a bold promontory, which rises grandly and improssivoly. It was upon tho banks of this lake that tho famous "Jemima Wilkinson" founded n colony nearly threo generations ago nnd announcod that sho could walk upon tho water oi tlio lako. A largo crowd gathered to soo her undertake tho oxpcrlment. Turning to her followers sho asked: "Havo you all faith that I can walk upon tho water?" "Wo havo, wo havo!" her followors replied. Then thero Is no uso In my undertaking to do so," sho replied. "If yo havo faith yo shall bo saved without my walking upon tho water." Tcoslnto nnd Itilllon Dollar Oross. The two greatest fodder plnnts on earth, one good for 14 tons hay and tho other SO tons green fodder per acre. Grows everywhere, so does Victoria Rnpe, yielding 60,000 lbs. sheep and swine food per acre. JC3T SEND lOo IV STAMPS TO TUB John A. Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis., nnd receive In return their big catalog and lots of farm secA samples. (W. N. U.) Grant's Size. Ethol was making hor first visit to tho metropolis and her eyes wero big and wlso with wonder at 'all tho strango and curious things sho had seen nnd heard. Sho had seen Conoy, tho dazzling: Brooklyn bridge, tho wonderful; Central Park, tho beauti ful, and ull tho sights which her young aunt bad solected for her to seo. FInnlly thoy camo to Grant's tomb as tho last 'thing to bo scon and remomborod. Ethol stood thoughtful a fow moments looking down upon tho sarcophagus, then sho whispored, ovorcomo with tho lm-' menso slzo of It all: "Auntlo Claude, waB ho a giant?" Boston Journal. To Curo a Cold In Ono day. Tako Laxntlvo Urorao Qulnlno Tnblots. All druggists rotund monoyUltfallstocuro.25ck Powerful Cannon. With 385 pounds of smokeless pow der, tho now 4008' or twelvolnch gun wnl send an SGu-pound armor-piercing Bholl through nlnotoon and flvo-tonths Inches of harvoylzod nlckol steel ar mor at a distance of a mllo and a bait. Uniforms for Army Electricians. Tho master electricians and the oloctrlclan sorgoapts of tho newly created corps ot tho army will bo des ignated by a symbol ot wblto metal rosombllng forked lightning inclosed within' a wreath of gilt motal. Tho I uniform trousors ot theso officers wlU eho'w'a scarlot strlpo. if 1 says: "My nightly rest was broken, owing; ' to Irregularities of tho kidneys. I j suffered lntensoly from Bovero pains ! In tho small of my back and through , tho kidneys and wns annoyed by pain ful passages of abnormal secretions. Doctors failed to relieve mo. 1 began j taking Doan's Kidney Pills and I ox- ij porlenced quick nnd lasting relief. U Doan's Kidney Pills will provo a bless- S Ing to all sufferers from kidney dlsor- I dors who will give thorn a fair trial." fj Foster-Mllbttrn Co., Buffalo, N. Y., il proprietors. For salo by all druggists, i prlco CO cents per box. '. Sanitary Conditions Improve. J In tho city of Now York alono there 3 are 150,000 people living to-day who would bo dead If tho mortality of flf- i ty years ago still prevailed. tl Mother Gray's Street Powders for Children, I Successfully used by Mother Gray, nurse In tbo Children's Home In Now York, curo Constipation, Favcrishness, Bad Stomach, Teething Disorders, movo and rcgnlato the Bowels nnd Destroy Worms. Ovor 80,000 tes timonials. At nil Druggists. 25c. Sample , FllEE. Address A. S. Olmsted. Leltoy.N. Y. i. I NEVER WITHOUT A CHAPERON. ' 1 I Dutch Girls Always Attended by Their Elders. ' Tho Dutch girl does not onjoy any- : thing llko tho amount of freodom L granted to her English or American sister. Sho Is a very carefully chapor- - oncd young person and whon sho goes t to tho theater It Is with hor oldors, not ii morely with a friend or two of her 1 own ago. At tho dances sho attends, songs, recitations and music for the I ontortalnmont of tho oldors form a j part of tho regular program and the '1 chaperons sit at tables socially enjoy- lng tholr corfoo or othor refreshments, I whllo tho young folk glldo over th woxed floor to tho strains of tho latest 1 waltz. Dutch maldons havo to mak 1 tho best of tholr opportunities ot I nmusomont, for when It pleases their j parents to seok tho quiet of home j thoy must meekly accompany thorn. (' In their country the Idea of a girl be- lng unchaperonod at a dance Is not to f bo thought of at auy rate, not yet I Fire 8tatIon Equipment. J Every flro station In Berlin has now , j been equipped with an oxygon appar- J atus to rcvlvo persons overcome by j sraoko or heat. Ordinary oltizcns 'i may also havo tho loan of tho appar- '.I atus In cases of urgont need. j Stats or Onto. Citt or Tolxdo, I ,. f Lucas Couktt. f " . J Fbaick J. Cnxssr tnikei oath that ha ti (rotor I partner of the II rm of F. J. Cnasir & Co., dului 1 buitnet) la tho City of Toledo, Counlr and Stat 1 1 afornsld, ana that "Id firm will ray Ida aura of tONK IIUKUItEIl IKII.UAIIS for each and erery .-a of tiATARna that cannot b cured by tha ate of 1 lUU'S CTAU CUM. rIANKJ.CIIENET. Sworn to before ma and aubacrtbed tu iny pree- j ence, thta 6th day of December, A.I). 18S8. ' .-Iji . A. W. ULKASOK, j j axAL f JfoTAnr rcntio. . ' HairTcatarrh Curo la taken Internally and acta directly on tho blood and mueoua iiirfacea of the yiteui. bend for teatlnmnlala, free. 1 ' K. J. C1IKMEY A CO., Toledo, O. I PoMbyallpru(tnltla.75c. , , Tako Halt's Family 1'UUforcomtinaUoa, ( Mongolia. , Although Mongolia, In which Russia Is now Intrenched, has been n part ot I tho Chinese omplro for tho greater ) part of tho last two conturles, China 1 has not oxerclsed much authority over '' It, and tho Mongol hns beou largely at j liberty to follow his own desires la i method of government and conduct. t Tho only tribute which has herotofore ', boon required from tho country has 1 been a certain numbor of men to servo In tho Chlnoso army. i Mm, Wlnilow's Hootlilng Ryrop. 'I For children toethtnir, aof ten tho gutna, redurea fr , ." aamuiaUon,alUyapalt',curetwUidcollu. SicabotUe. v Newfoundland Seals. J Tho seals of Newfoundland aro not I fur-bcarlug, but aro klllod In largo Ji numbers for tholr skin and fat. Tho ) skins aro used to mako patont loath- Y "cr and "kid" gloves; tho fat for flno " ' ' soups. !, Tho V, H. Dojit. of Agriculture Gives to Salzer's Oats Its heartiest ' . endorsement. Salzer's New National atc'1. Oats yielded tn 1803 from 150 to 300 , ' bu. per acre In 30 different, States, and ,' you, Mr. Farmer, can beat this In 1904, ', If you will. Salzer's sejtds aro pedigree -.). seeds, bred up through careful seloo- ?, tlon to big yields. , . Sj Por Acre. Ust'Lai Salzer's Beardless Barley - .$? yielded 121 bu. AVa Salzer's Homo Builder Corn. 300 bu. "V'w Speltz and Macaroni Wheat. 80 bu. "u : Salzer's Victoria Itape CO.OOOlbs. -.Jf" Salzer's Tcoslnte, tho quick- ?, , growing fodder wonder.... 160,000 lbs. n, ,"jL.u. Salzer's Billion Dollar Grass. 50,000 lbs. " Sgm Salzer's Pedigree Potatoes.. 1,000 bu. USs-' Now such yields pay and you can f10 have them, Mr. Farmer, In 1901. ' Vit BEND lOo IN STAMrS r "Jfe and this notice to the John A. Salzer ,J " f Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis., and you will ' , r' get tholr big catalog and lots ot farm - V$ seed samples free. (W. N. U.) ?? Cultivating Corn. Corn has been bred to show that ''Sll by Intelligent cultivation tho parts of -"' jStjP tho kernel that yield tho oil can be ' .2 minimized, whllo thoso that prpduco ;vSE protein can be developed. " 'H" I