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iff- ki! to- *'*•. ... prefient SATURDAY, February 4, 1909. TRADES TO] COUNCILS Tri-Weekly Courier, THE COURIER PRINTING CO. Founded 8th August, 1848. A. W. LEE Publisher JA& F. POWELL...Business'Manager Iti~ SUBSCRIPTION RATflSL li! Sa«y Courier, 1 year,-by mali. .0 .|3.00 ^#1 rl"We^kly an* 'jr y+Z't aqj Courier, year ...... 1.60 Office: U7-119 East Second street. Telephone (editorial or.' business of flee) No. 44. Address the Courier Printing Co.. Ot tutnwa, Iowa. Entered as second class matter Oc tober ,17,'1903. at the postofflee. Ottum wa, Iowa, under the Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. BRYAN ON DEMOCRACY. William J. Bryan Is talking pre® nearly as often now as he did when he was a candidate for president in 1896 and 1900.' There has always been a noticeable characteristic about Mr. Bryan—his ability to talk whether he had a talking point or not. But thiB time he has had plenty to talk about and has rather run over. When in Chi cago recently he gave a reporter an Interview to the effect that he had beejv wrongly reported in the south and 'had been made to say that Presl dent Roosevelt Is the best president the United, States eyer had. Mr. Bryan there expressed his hope in the suo cess ofv the1 reorganized democracy four years from now, giving as his rea son that a great many republicans will at that time, vote against Presl dent Roosevelt's successor as the re publican standard bearer if the repub- nevertTefe8s""the lican party commends Roosevelt's the same ideas Mr. Bryan is looking to the fore with i» wide open eyes and if he believes what he says he is saying to the world r|»'- that he can see a great deal farther K-\ l" ahead than can most men. However, his ability as a prophet has never been a'/ held in very high esteem by the coun- mo is ril W* «n tr,,» thl yiQscuit vYiiu a uuuHiuiuaiauuu UL _. several ideas and Ideals it would be it*®" hard to strike'an average and declare a'policy, of .the party. On the other i? J? ,, hand the republican party is organized ^!^°"btlea® with his party. The silver orator told his Inter viewer that he would not yet say whether he would. In 1908, be willing fa the .omln.ti™ .or the pre..- ffi'tr'S.'K Accept the nomination for the presl dency. William Jennings has not, evi dently, given up his ambition to be :j coihe president in spite of his two de feats at the hands of the country's voters and his third defeat at the •, hands of the men who, four and eight years ago, followed him implicitly. A BULWARK GONE. One of the greatest bulwarks with which the trusts thein selves in the from before their intrenched position by the decision handed down a few days ago by Justice Holmes of the United States supreme court. It came out, in the allegation that the charges made by Attorney General Moody against the beef trust were technically insufficient, that no one act charged against the trust was of itself suffi-, cient to bring about the combination1 .• alleged in the bill. Justice Holmes answers this allegation as follows, dis posing of the point of which the trusts have made much, once and for all: "The scheme as a whole seems to us io be within the reach of the law. The constituent elements, as we have stated them, are enough to give to the scheme a body, and, for all'that we can say, t6 accomplish it. Moreover, whatever we may think of them sepa rately, when we take them up as dis tinct charges they are alleged suffi ciently as elements of the scheme. •ftt is suggested that the several acts BEWARE S W charged are lawful and that Intent can mak$ no difference. But they are bound together as- the parts of a single plan. The plan may make the parts unlawful. Intent is almost essential to such a convention and is essential to such an attempt. Where acts are not sufficient in themselves to produce a result which the'law seeks to pre vent—for instance, the monopoly—but require further acts In addition to the mere forces of nature to bring that re sult to pass, an intent to bring it to pass is necessary in order to produce a dangerous probability that it will happen. •X-Wt, THROUGH GERMAN EYES. The western spirit is now, as it has ever been, a popular subject for com ment by the people of the old Euro pean nations. The American consul general to Berlin recently stated that it is impossible to pick up a newspaper in Germany without seeing in itB col umns a criticism of America and Amer icans by some German who has just returned from a trip in this country and is retailing the impressions and information gained here to the mem bers of his vereln or to the local cham ber of commerce in the town in which he lives. While admitting without re serve that America has many and boundless possibilities for the ambi tious young man of the west, our Ger man critics object to the complacency with which the average American views conditions here, which same conditions impress the slow going and methodical easterner as too insecure to last long. While the Germans agree upon the energy, industry and unsurpassed mechanical skill of the people, the superioritey of our factory system, the Bpeed and cheapness of rail transportation, and the restless, progressive spirit which is always looking for a new and better machine or method than the one already in use nevertheless the German experts Roosevelt iaiuj they have found defects in many (clalni they have ft course of action against the corpora- parts American system, which tlons and, nominates a man who holds a a a a another of his unreliable, unlikely and But the silver orator goes farther. When the reporter in Chicago asked him if he is a socialist he made the following reply: "The democratic party believes in some measures the socialists believe in. That does not make it socialistic, ilt believes with the populists on some points, hut it is not therefore popu-|provident listic. W'e are: said to be now in ao cord with the republicans in a few matters/ but we can't be accused of being ^republicans. "The principles of blmetallsm re- __ unless reforme whlch he deals altogether useless forecasts. technical education, the trifling annual contingent of chemists, engineers, edu cated dyers, weavers, and electricians, as compared with the throng of law yers, physicians, dentists and unspe cialized graduates turned out by Amer ican colleges and universities, seems to the Germans a shortsighted and Im system of education. will continue to weaken our country's grasp upon in ternational trade. The American feeling of self-satis fied self-sufficiency, the critics assert, Is already producing its natural re sults. Americans do not study care fully. The average American working man has but scant scientific knowledge ^eagerness of According to German standards, there are not more than a half dozen good technical schools in the United States, and these are grossly lnade quate to the needs of 80,000,000 people. 1 In no main true but owing to the immense tematic training given in Incrfeabe in the production of gold the need of it now is not as crvimr an it hanking, .and foreign trade. The educa was institution is any careful and Bys- Uon of llttJejJ speech the disorganized situation fcla!' of democratic party as it exists at ff1"6 ^^led commercial col: With a conglomeration of, Le5!LT£lch,a/•6 A*®1101"1 youth in these mat- ... ters is acquired by a three-month's conde^ne4 a' lltu^ faroe- A 1^°¥h^ere in accord with the President and ^.m?.rlcttn.Js.^11 the President is likewise in accord have surrounded their indomitable will and often proven past is removed power that they depend for success The American's education Is only be gun in the college and the university. The Renowned Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher ESTABLISHED 1898. ^e. some defects Al?®r,can school system, and h*s lta, satisfied because he realizes that the advantages more than balance against the defects. The American mind and spirit are not studious and patient. lackt many of American, though he may strike out quickly, generally hits the mark ahead of his slower German brother. Though he puts in considerable time hunting for a short cut over an obstacle he generally arrives at the other side ahead of the European who patiently plods around. The German says Americans rely on luck and destiny, but Americans know that it is upon The early wisdom is not gained at the fountain of knowledge. The latter comes from the school room but the former is the result of years of mature labor, study and application. The American starts Into business young because he knows he will learn as he goes along. The result is that when his German brother starts the Ameri can has mastered many of the details and is forever ahead. This one of the secrets which account for the fact that Americans are practical, inventive, Ingenious, while the typical German is slow, though soJd, and an imitator rather than an inventor. THE FARM VS. THE MINE. Secretary Wilson's annual report upon the value of the crops for 1904 gives some valuable and interesting figures. Though the gold mine is re garded generally as the best source of I I E OF* CHEAP IMITATIONS. Boards of Fire Underwriters favor this particular oneby using it in their own homes, rf? Will not freeze, lump or spoil. Write at once for special price and particulars. The Fyricide Mfg. Co. 44 MURRAY ST., N. Y. CITY, Liberal Inducements to Good Agents. CM quick wealth the secretary of agricul ture does not take the popular view. The crops for ,1904 were valued at $4, 900,000,000. These figures are so great that the human mind Is unable to real ize Its very greatnesR, but Secretary Wilson gives a good idea of its size ii the following paragraph In his report: "All of the gold mines of the entire world have not produced since Colum bus discovered America a greater value of gold than the farmers of this country have produced in wealth in two years this year's product is over six times the amount of the capital stock of all national banks it comes within three-fourths of, a billion dol lars of equaling the value of the manu factures of 1900, less the cost of mate rials used it is twice the sum of our exports and imports for a year it is three times the gross earnings from the operations of the railways it is four .times the value of all minerals produced In this country." The sum, $4,900,000,000 is exclusive of the value of farm products for 1904. A similar estimate made for 1903 gives ¥4,480,000,000, and the census total for 1899 is $3,742,000,000. It 1b not admit ted, however, that these figures repre sent fully the value of the wealth pro duced on farms. Within the limits of ascertainable values, the farms of 1904 produced an aggregate wealth with a farm valuation that was 9.65 per cent above the product of 1903, and 31.28 per cent above the figures for the cen sus year 1899. MAY 8TUMP THE VICTIM There will be no endf of trouble for the Iowa people who will soon be ques tioned by the census enumerators. The questions are worse than those asked of an applicant for life insurance or a civil service Job. They inolude the ac tions of the victims for the whole year of 1904 and the only ones who can an swer them all accurately are those who keep a carefully prepared diary of each day's events. Here are a few of the queries that will be put to the farmers, for instance: "Number and value of all live stock on the farm on January 1? "Number of pounds of milk sold and value for the year? "Number of bushels of apples and plums raised during the year? "Number of quarts of small fruits raised in the preceding year? "'Number of acres and yield of small grain? "Number of chickens and eggs pro duced in 1904? "Number of bushels of grain hauled to market in 1904? "Number of pounds of live stock hauled to market? "Number of loads 6f fuel and build ing material hauled from market dur ing year?" The subject of the cremation of gar bage is being widely discussed In Iowa as spring approaches, and the coming summer will, ho doubt, see some defi nite action taken by more than one Iowa city along these lines. Des Moines, Davenport and Ottumwa have had the subject up for discussion be fore their respective city councils on numerous ocoastonB and It is gener ally agreed that It is- very practicable but that it Is costly.- However, cities generally, all over the country, are awakening to the realization of the Importance of the improvement of san itary conditions. The coming year will no doubt see the establishment of some system in Ottumwa for doing away with the garbage. The plan of dumping it into the river is a danger ous one for the health of the public, and the crematory seems to be about the best and most feasible plan known. The plan about to be tried in Mus catine for an association of charities will no doubt prove a success and charitably inclined people all over the state will watoh the outcomp of the experiment with Interest. The care of the wfcrthy poor is a task which no good citizen shirks, but which is a hard one to discharge well, thor oughly and without distributing bene fits to the unworthy poor. The idea in Muscatine is to get all the chari table organizations and people to- gether and to appoint competent and honest officials, who will distribute charity where it will do the most good. The idea is a good one and if Muscatine proves it to be practicable it would no doubt be the same in Ottumwa. Just at the time when there is talk of doinff away with the grand jury, and more talk among the lawyers of the decrease in criminal work, some Iowa cities are talking of establishing superior courts. Among these is Wa terloo, a town which, suddenly, Is re garding itself as very much of a city. If there Is any place in Iowa outside of Des Moines and Sioux City where a su perior court is needed, It is Ottumwa, but this city has been able to worry along without it and still transact con siderable court business and send sev eral undesirable citizens to the peni tentiary. The average city has no more need of more courts thaff of two city halls. IOWA PRE88 COMMENT.' At the sight of the red flag in a meeting a Kansas City anarchist ex claimed: "That flag stands for our warm, red blood." The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, however, thinks that, as a matter of fact, it generally means some one else's warm, red blood. ~-~0—- Ifr. Bryan says the President Is "terribly in earnest." "This Is no new discovery," says the Keokuk Gate City, "Judge Parker found It out some time ago and now the beef, paper and other trusts are learning it to their sorrow." —o— Machen, Lorenz and Groft of post offlee scandal fame, will now have to go to the penitentiary for two years, says the Davenport Times adding, "There they can have plenty of time to reflect on the folly of trying to beat the government with a fastener scheme." "What's the »matter with Iowa?" asks the Des Moines Capital. "Well, one thing is the. eternal endeavor to treat her as a patient when her every( indication points to the most robust health." "Fortunately for the little czare vitch," says the Cedar Rapids Republi can, "he is still too young to realize what is going on In the country over which he must rule some time In the future, unless, in the meantime, they mmrntm THE OTTUMWA COUR1EH WW PEOPLE OF IOWA Praise the Treatment as given by Dr. J. Bonham. Mr. Zeb Smith, of Ottumwa, says* "I was cured of a very bad case of Piles after suffering twenty years." Mr. D. O. Ross, Albia, says: "I had a suspicious cancerous growth on my lip. Dr. Bonham removed it by use of X-Ray." Mr. Wm. Gibson, Albia. Iowa says: "I was cured of a double rupture and am well pleased." Rupture cured without the knife. No severe pain, no danger. Hun dreds all over this country are cured. 7, WART8, MOLES, Superfluous Hairs, Pimples on the Pace cured. We cure" all cases of pimples and black heads. Make your face soft and smooth. can upset the autocratic and bureau cratic concert that still passes by the name of a government." The Cedar Rapids Gazette says that Gen. Mlstchkenko is conducting his retreat according to the strategy of the birds in the nursery rhyme, when "one flew east and one flew west and one flew over the cuckoo's nest." ?.*.•: Observing that the beef trust says that the margin of profit is very small in the packing business, the Boone News sarcastically remarks that the "time is not believed to be propitious, however, for asking a subsidy from congress for this business." "The lobbyist at best is an enemy of the people, being inevitably a disciple of special legislation and a seeker af ter favors, and he should be shut off from wielding any undue influence it ?nt®rrH^esays lators," the Dubuque Telegraph. —O— The Sioux City Tribune has dug up another scandal with "Gas" Addicks as the center and says: "Nobody seemed to know 'Gas' Addlck'a name until Lawson turned over the leaf. He was either always spoken of as 'Gas' Addicks or J. Edward Addicks. But Lawson alludes to him as J. Edward O'Sulllvan Addicks. Why was O'Sulli van dropped?" —o— "The primary system of making nominations is a beautiful one in the ory, but a rotten, degrading system in practice," says the Alta Adviser. "In this county it Is breeding a set of petty bosses who never regard a man's qualifications for office ,but look out for the candidate who can pay them best." It is the Burlington Hawk-Eye's view that Wisconsin simply unloaded on the United States senate. O— The Cedar. Rapids Republican be lieves that the United States senate will come nearer sizing up Governor LaFollette than the governorship of Wisconsin. ——o— Atlanta, Ga., comes to the front with the sad story of a woman whose mouth was frozen wide open during the re cent cold snap. The Sioux City Jour nal says: "It goes without saying that the woman was alone at the time the unhappy affliction came upon her." —o— "There is no question but motoring has come to stay," says the Clinton Herald. "It is an excellent sport, ex hilarating and full of pleasure and will be an lmporant factor In promoting good roads. Nevertheless, It seems that some regulation Is necessary to check the reckless drivers. Motorists themselves, for self-protection, should take the initiative in this matter." •-0-- "If Mr. Lawson will restore his ill gotten millions and begin life over, live the elemental life, as Tolstoi is doing in Russia, and if then he will publish the elemental life, as Tolstoi Is doing —he will become truly a hero with the American public." says the Cedar Rapids Republican. "Until he does that he is so much bosh and mush." Mr. B. J. Harman, Bladensburg, Iowa, says: "I was cured of a rup ture which was large. After suffer-1 lng thirty years I was a bad case.' A. JAAllen, Blakesburg, Iowa, says: "I was cured of rupture over a year ago and can recommend Dr. Bonham's treatment." Mr. Lambert Funk, Agency, says: "Several years ago Dr. Bonham treated me for catarrh. I was cured and have had no trouble since.' We are constantly curing people of Chronic Diseases, Rheuma tism, Kidney and Bladder Diseases, Catarrh of the Nose, Throat and Lung Troubles, Diseases of Women, Variocele, Hydrocele, Nervous Diseases, Sexual Diseases, Blood and Skin Diseases. CATARRH. Is your, breath bad? Is your voice husky? Do you spit up slime? Does your nose dis charge and do you hawk and clear your throat. Do you have a cough each winter? If so, you have ca tarrh and need treatment. 'J LUNG AND BRONCHIAL CA TARRH—This form is simply an extension of Catarrh of nose and throat. You have to cough a little harder to raise. It becomes a lit tle more yellow. You may lose flesh and get feverish at times. Do not neglect such symptoms. They need attention. RUPTURE AND PILES—Absolute ly cured. Piles cured in 10 days' time. No severe pain. You are cured forever. I guarantee to cure you in 10 days. 1 *. Located in Ottumwa Fourteen Yea^if' My office is equipped with ElfCtrical. Appliances, X-Ray, Massage Ap iV '*"•-. I paratus. Inhaling Ap- i1 -i: •«. V.V..V ,, V-'S.. 'V J". paratus for Lung and Throat Troubles. RHEUMATI8M—There are several1 forms of Rheumatism. If you have it and want to be cured come here and take our Hot Springs treat ment. We give Turkish Vapor andi Massage Bathe, which sweats the disease from your system. Massage makes the muscles suple and re moves the pain. VARICOCELE—This most annoy ing disease consists of an enlarge "ment of the veins in the sack on left side, causing pain In the back,weak ness of organs, pain and despond-' ency. You will have it always if not properly treated. I cure every case on a guarantee. Have cured over 100 cases Without a failure. NERVOUS DEBILITY—Decline of manhood, wasting diseases, sedi ment in urine, weakness caused from excesses. BLOOD AND 8Klff DISEA8EI~i People who have contagious blood diseases are cured by my special treatment, known as the Hot' Springs cure. We can give you would cost you. Send for symptom blanks. Send for Book on Rupture, Variocele. I Etc. Enclose a stamp for reply. ADDRESS DR. J. C. BONHAM. Elks Block, Ottumwfe, Iowa. 1 just as good treatment as you can get at any. Hot Springs and cure you for what your railroad iare AFTER THE 8TORM. New York Evening Post.—Every on® must have been struck by the way In which labor agitation and political dis turbance have been blended in the news from Russia. The explanation Is simple Except for the universities, the great industrial centers furnish almost the only nidus for the germs of political reform. Revolutionaries like Prince Kuropotkin long ago gave up the idea of doing much with stolid and scattered peasantry. But as great manufactures brought worklngmen to gether In increasing swarms, the ma terial was more and more provided for a propaganda. This has necessarily taken on a twofold form. Trades union notions have been imported and the need of an organization of the workers preached at the same time that political changes have been cried up as necessary. This mingling was obvious in the petition which the strlk ®rs wished to lay- before the czar on Sunday. They put their own griev ances as laborers in first place, but they also added their voices to the ap peal for' some kind of national repre sentation. As the strike Is broken (it is to be presumed it will be), the poll tical upheaval may appear to subside but a lire has been kindled which can not be wholly extinguished. New York Tribune.—It Is to be noted that popular sympathy in other Eu ropean countries Is strongly on the side of the Insurgents. That is be cause it is realized that their original demands were temperate and reason able and should have been granted. They did not ask as much as Germans and Austrians and Italians, not to mention Frenchmen and Englishmen, have long enjoyed as a matter of course. The people of these other countries realize perhaps more keenly than we can in America the need of reforms In Russia and the hardness of the lot of those to whom the common rights of other civilized lands are de nied. There will, of course, be no in tervention. Russia wlll .be permitted to settle her own affairs in her' own way but the sentiments of other lands will not be without their effect. Chicago Tribune.—Certain classes of Russians professors, lawyers, stu dents, editors, zemstvolsts have learned the use of their tongues, and they never again can be made dumb. Not long ago they hardly would have dared to petition. Now they have cour age to remonstrate. They have spoken with a freedom which would have been impossible a year ago, because it would have meant imprisonment or exile. No man speaking for the editors would have dared to say to a minister of the Interior "the whole Russian people are behind the liberal movement" and "the army, which has Its roots In the peo ple, will make common cause with them." One zemstvo, undeterred by. the re bukes administered to others which have made similar requests, asks that representatives of the nation be sum moned to take part in legislation and financial and administrative control Another says that "Russia is on the road to complete ruin" and nothing can save her but "freely elected repre sentatives." This is the language of a new Russia. These are not the ar guments of social democrats secretly printed and circulated by stealth, but of large property owners In city and country whom the government does rot now dare to punish. ceeoocseeeseeeeoeessseeeeeeeeeeseeeesesoees It is the custom of manufacturers of certain lines of goods to warrant their goods to stand a reasonable amount of strain, friction, weight and wear. These points are Important to dis tinguish the goods made by these man ufacturers and sold through local dealers, from goods made by other manufacturers and sold by other deal ers. Among these articles, there are sev eral lines of boys' clothing that are warranted to be mighty good in gen eral and there is one manufacturer who makes a line of boys'^pants which are particularly slow to snow the ef fects of wear. He assures everyone that these trousers will stand most any kind of an ordinary strain this side of a bolt of lightning and that when wear ing them a boy is safe in trying any kind of a stunt, from going through a barb-wire fence with a watermelon on his arm, to hanging on a splinter of a scantling from a third story win dow. However, one of our local dealers is now considerably worried regarding the extent to which this guarantee can be construed and the different kinds of warrants it can be made to Cover. A few days ago, a small lad came into his store with his mother and the clothing merchant sold him a pair of pants, which he was glad to guaran tee In several languages and with great confidence. He assured the boy's mother that these pants would not rip, wear, tear, ravel, or get whiskers on the bottom. The purchase was made and the mother escorted her young hopeful out and the Instance was for gotten. About four days after that, the mother brought the boy back into the store. He was wearing another pair of pants and carried in his arms the pSir he had recently purchased. The lady proceeded to call to mind with very minute and marked detail the high words of praise that the mer chant had sioken about the wearing qualities of the trousers, and she par ticularly dwelt upon the merchant's There was hardly enough of these pants left to recognize the piece of goods it originally had been intended for. They were worn and torn and rip ped and looked as If they had been caught by the dogs or come through a threshing machine with a reverse mo tion. The merchant took one glance at the trousers, then at the mother and then he asked the boy if he hart tjeen caught in an automobile wreck or blowp up in a roc., quarry. The kid looked him straight in the eye and told him that he hadn't been anywhere except straight from home to school and back again and that at school the big boys imposed upon him so that he didn't get out of doors even at recess, that hie just stayed in the school house all the time and studied that he was the particular pet of the teacher and that she just doted on him —he was such a good quiet little boy. "That little brute," said the mer chant, "wore an expression as meek a*, a lamb and of course had to square the deal on the pants. "Later in the day, I called on ft friend who lived up on the hill, and at we sat in his housej we were attracted by some boys who were playing on a vacant lot across the street. Th« street was about twenty feet higher than the vacant lot that fronted on It and these boys were sliding from the street down the bank into the lot. The articles they used in the descent were many and consisted of barrel staves, barrel heads and a piece of scoop shovel, and all parts of their anatomy, including the seats of their pants. "We were much amused as we watched them and we both enjoyed It fully as much as the boys themselves —my friend is still enjoying it—there has, however, been a slight change in my feelings in this matter. There was one kid In the bunch that slid down there about three times to once for any of the others. He was the liveli est Indian in the gang. One time he would start the descent on a' stave and go all right for a few feet an$ then the piece of wood would catch oo something and he would slide the bat ance of the way on the seat of' his pants and Anally roll over two or three times at the bottom. "Then he would crawl and climb up the embankment again and start the next slide on the barrel head, or the scoop shovel—honestly he was the busiest boy I ever saw. "During the conversation, I told about the little mild eyed good boy who had brought the pants back and noticed that my friend seemed to enjoy it exceedingly, and when I left, he suggested that I go over and see if I knew any of the boys. He said they were all playing hookey from school. "Just as I got to the middle of the street, the busy little boy' was starting at the top, and all he was sitting on was a piece of the old shovel which statement that they were all good was about Blx inches square. He sat goods and hard to wear out, that they down on it and two of the others gave would last a long time and finally she him a start. He went about six feet wound up by unwrapping the pants and then the shovel stuck in the and showed him how they looked after ground. The ltid turned over head four days' wear by this little boy who seldom went away from the house. first a couple or times, slid ten feet on his stomach and finally rolled into a pile of bricks. "As he got up and started up to ward me, I recognized my meek faced acquaintance who had told me with such childless simplicity about how good he was. "I looked at him and said: •m "Hello, bud, you're that good little boy, arn't you?' "G'wan, what ye givin us," was his only answer. "I understood how the pants fcere worn out." "Now I'm waiting for that woman to come back to the store again. I never did think much of the boys at school who used to tell the teacher on the ones that played hookey, but ll I don't tell that woniati about her good little boy and his little, shovel game it will be because I drop dead or have' paralysis of the tongue before I get to see her." Winter Tourist Rates New Orleans. Havana, Jacksonville, R. R. CHURCHILL, Traveling Pass. Agt., 308 N. Broadway, St. Louis, Mo. lad CHRISTIANITY IN JAP ARMY. Philadelphia Press.—The hospitably mindpd Japanese have adopted another recent American notion, even though their action seems to carry a greater sanction of Christianity than would or dinarily be expected of a nation which has but recently emerged from what the missionaries' comprehensively term "heathendom." The recent reports from the Japanese army in Manchuria show that the Toung Men's Christian Associations of Japan, profiting by the example of the American associations in the recent war with spain, have equipped a number of army headquar ters with Y. M. C. A outfits, for "the entertainment and convenience of the men. The method Is simple. At every military base a tent or building is op ened as a free rendezvous for the sol diers. Here they find books, newspa pers, games, stationery and facilities for writing, together with freqUent phonograph entertainments, exhibi tions by volunteer talent and other di versions. Tea is served without cost, and the innumerable conveniences which a soldier's outfit lacks, and which are valued far beyond their in trinsic worth, such as buttons, needles, thread, hair clippers and bathtubs, are freely supplied. The Japanese them selves apply the term "mothering" to this association work, and the army officers, from the highest to the lowest, have been warm in commendation of the plan. Every courtesy and conveni ence have been extended to the work ers and official, prestige has not been lacking, the commissioned officers themselves freely patronizing the tents. As to the men themselves, their ap preciation of the association rooms is shown by such reports as that of one secretary, who says: "During the mil4 jaunstuiiviiic, ia.<p></p>Fla. ,*• And all Points South and Southeast via Liberal return limits and stop-over privileges,.granted on all tour ist tickets reading over this route. For rates, folders, information about through sleeping car lines* apply to your local agent or address, 1.. ..« I* C. C. McCARTY Div. Pass. Agt. St. Louis, Mo. preceding week there were .1,500 visits to our rooms. In one day we served ten buckets of tea to the men. About four hundred letters and postals a day were written in our rooms. We have used in six weeks 20.000 sheets of pa per, 15,000 postal cards and 12,000 en velopes." This Is practical religion. No won der that the hard headed Japanese have given to It a.favor which repre sentatives of their ancient faith, Bud dhism, have not received. The Y. M. C. A. idea has always been character* ized by eminent sanity, but it has never done any service which commends true religion more than this ministry to the soldiers. The far-reaching Influence of this army work upon the nation of Ja pan cannot be estimated It is pre paring the way In the homes of the people for a hearty welcome to every one ytho may later come In the name of Christianity. •, -4 1 A Card. do herety We, the undersigned, agree to refund the money on a 50 bottle of Greene's Warranted Syrup of Tar if it falls to cure your cough of cold. We also guarantee a 25 cent bottle to prove satisfactory or money refunded. F. B. Clark, W. W. Ennls, W.D. Elliott, East End Drug lor% 8. V. Sampson, Agency. Rates to Pacific Coast Cut 916.00. Commencing March 1 the Iowa Cen tral will have on sale daily one way tickets to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and other points In the west and northwest. Kates cut $15. Througn' Tourist cars to California without change. Call on agents for full par* tietflars or address, A. B. Qutts, G. P. ft T. A., in .. PM' Minneapolis, Mlna.