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The writer of a little pamphlet which bat been published In Cleveland call* attention to the fact that the movement, for municipal ownership of pobltc properties U growing and that the result* are proving *occc**fnl. Manchester Kugland, has used Its own gas plant for many year*, and the money de rived at a charge of «» cent* a thousand cable feet la sufficient to pay alt expenac* and give the city treasury annually for other public expenses. It owns it* own street railways and rent* them to private companies at a good round protit, the fare ix-iug «M|ulvalent to 1 cent a tulle, and the • ■ouipanv standing the cost of all repairs. Coder municipal control of its ga* ayatem Glasgow has reduced the cost of gas front $1.1-1 to t*» cent*, and car fare* there have been cut down one third. the town finding ample compensation In the increase of pa* aenger traffic. Toronto In 1HUI took posse* ■i.tn of it* street railway ay*tem. lwsel it to the highest bidder «>n gno«l iwn'MtMM. uud the rltlaen of that town get* eight tick et*. for 23 cent* when he rhles during the “rual»*‘ hour*. Sheffield, I.lverpo**! and Ittr mlnghatn. in Kugland. enjoy similar bene fit*. In fact, at the present day over one third of the street railway mileage of Great llrltain is owned by mantel paHtle*. These are facts, not theory. CttlMDi of Chicago who contemplate the return of the time when franchise* are to be renewed will do well to atudy them.- Chicago Kecord. An Interesting Woman A woman paat Srt, who ban bad her abarc of youthful c«od look*, may. 1f "he keep* her lo-aith. retain the e»»cntiat part of her atira-'tlveiitw*. which » In character and expression. Hoch i* the oaae with llettr tirn n. Tliuv ha* tout-bod her *eutljr. withal. Her hair la not ret quit® cray. tior her face rrr*.=i:irJ. She baa keen blue-*ray eyea. a dear fimphtlou and tiMOfly marked fea ture* that Indicate truly the force and deter onlnatlon behind them. In repoae. her ex i> region bro'me* raone and abe look* like the borne lovlnc and rfomeatlc xv-iduu that abe la at heart. Mr* tlreen baa the reputation, not ait-ceiher nndeaenred. of l*eloc a bad dresser. Tlda appear* to 1»e rather au affectation. |>crliapa with a pur po»4- on her |*art. rarher than a deficiency of feminine laale. Her ordinary street at tire. of Hob but plain black. with a Tlolet trimmed bonnet. na« nothin* outre *lwnl 1C Her manner. In talking about her battle* with eoorta and financier*. U full of a* gwtlvr animation. and jtive* the Impreaslou that fighting »«|r* her temperament- A |>e mliar iih-twrewinenca* la Imparted to her ■pec. h by the trace* of New Kngland «jnnk erl»n> that ellu* to It In moment* of aelf forgetfulness *be any* “raaa*’ almoat a* broadly aa the character* In a Yankee dia lect atory.-—Leullea Weekly- Don't Give Way to Dispair AJtbouffh you bare miffrmJ for a Jon* Unw (rout malaria. djrwpafMta. kl«ln«*y trouble. nHTon»nw» or blii)iui>nca» Know ttiat H*» tetter'* Stomach Bltt«*r» has cured wow <«*•-» than *»or«. xml la potent to hrln you aw it baa lifiia-d boat* of other* Itnt alway* rem.mter fhnt trite Mtyrio*. "Itelaja ana dautreroua.’* Mole bill* *r«*«r to be moun ta'.ua tu <T»baequcnce of diaregardln* It. (tw-fe illwnw at the noinat with thU In com parable dofnixln tuedlrior. A Modern Habit. Krnahaw—“That waa a *ad accident that hat'p'UC'l to Ure. Klcstua." Flan—“What *a« it?” RrDtoi*—**Why. a)te fell out of the win 1 Flin-"T<»u don't may »»T’ lleiunaw “Yea. Th«*r<- waa a family in«* Inc In next door, and ab* wm trjrln* to aee what kind of furniture they bad.”—Up to Date. A True Artist. ••lie fi an actor of Infinite rr source. " “Yes; tal« advertising nieihndM *h-*w mar relouw Ingeuulty.' I’bl iadelplila North Amer lean. Plao’a Cure for Conwuuiptlon ta the beat if all rough cures.—tieor*- W. Lota. Fa burber. La.. August 'Ji. 1.***.*' ••I’m a man that like* t** keen tny own business strictly to myself.” ••Well. then, you ought to rjutt carrying home package* of coffee In the atreet rar.” Make Tea Tk«u%«ml Do 11 Mr* bj PASTEVKIKK oi k Kar p*rtml»r. write JOHN T- MILUKM at to. at. leal* M«> “Hartlpnah ha*. c*>« hliuvalf advertised at last.” '*Ho» did he «»o Itr- "He wrote something mean about Pickens.” TO Cl'KK A COLO IN ON K DAT. Take Laxative Brotr.o Quinine Tablet* All Druggists refund the money If it fnila to cure. Ac The Seamy Hade, ••They say food baa an affect on charar “That may l»c. but hunt ling for food ha a sawed off many of my moat charming char acteriatlca.*’—Detroit Free i’resa. Caacareta atlmulate liver. kldneya and bowels. Nerar sicken. weaken or gripe. 10c. •‘Don’t yon like to wee a man strong enough to throwr off tronbleV” “Tea: If he ■ ! • > rry t'» throw it • »fT ■ »n nu 1 Humors Hun riot In the blood in the Bpring. Hood's -arsaparilla expels every trace of humor, give* i good appetite und tones up the system. Hood’s Sarsaparilla Purifier. Ail druggistn. $l, six for $5. Cet Hood's. ■ i «•„ r>rii„ cure liver liis; easy to nood S rills take, easy operate. Z-o IN A CROW COURT. THE BLACK PRINCE HAS HU MAN CHARACTER.STICS. I’rttoorr 1 * «riilrncr a »M — Thaa(h lIU K«raaincd a MjiUry (a ib« Spn-lalor—l owrldrn Co4r of Law. HKHK was a time when the crow was regarded as a veri table black prince among Ceylon birds. The crow may be a groaa feeder at times, but habitually he l* a clean feeder, say* the Colombo Pe riod. Wu It not on T account of the fact that our feathered friend wan mainly Instrumental In the dinsemination of the undigested need of the cinnamon plant that a law was passed forbidding the killing of a crow under the severest penalties? Most of the stories which are related of the sagacity of the crow and of his power of acting in conceit with others are so Incredible that I almost fear to com promise my character for veracity by repeating them. For instance, crows hare be hi known to undo a paper par cel In order to pry Into Its contents; to untie the knot of a napkin Inclos ing provisions; to remove the peg by which the lid of a basket was fastened down —always with some unhallowed object in view; to hunt In couples after a brood of chicks, one diverting the at tention of the hen-mother by repeated feints in one direction, while the other made off with the coveted prey. etc. That they have a language of their own. though undistlnguiahable to our ears, by which they readily communi cate Intelligence, give warning, secure assistance, and combine to act In a defi nite way. Is only too evident- Point but a gun at a crow, and the warning cry of “Gare! Garc" or something similar la at once raised from the nearest out post and echoed and re-echoed from every tree for miles around: and for many a long day that spot will be care fully shunned by every crow in the neighborhood. Put a substitute a stick, crutch or broom for a gun a&d he will laugh you In the face and positively call his fellows to come and defy you with taunts and yells of derisive laugh ter. The most notable instance, how ever, which I have seen of their power of acting in concert, and apparently after due deliberation, was what I wit nessed on a certain occasion of the pro ceedings of an immense multitude of crows and which had all the semblance of an open-air criminal court; or. rath er. of the summary mode of trial and execution pursued by vigilance commit tees under the sanction of lynch law. It was at noon and I was driving past the Colombo esplande, when my atten tion was drawn to a gathering of the Crow clan in large numbers. They ap peared to come from the mat and the west, from the north and the south sim ultaneously and. for the most part, si lently. Perched on the branches of some large trees which stood at a dis tance and occupying irregular but com manding positions along the seaside were stationed certain noisier brethren apparently engaged on sentinel duty, but cawing their eternal khaa khaa with a vehemence and energy which seemed to denote some occurrence of more than ordinary import. Perhaps like the “Qye*! Oyez!” of the town crier their hoarse, monotonous cries were a summons to all good citizens to assem ble forthwith in the interests of public justice. Presently there was a sort of an arrangement of the black forces. Serried rauks formed a kind of square, all the birds hopping on the ground, save those on outpost duty, till the greensward presented almost a funereal appearance, while in the center, under the custody of some special constables, an unfortunate crow culprit was care fully guarded, not without sundrj* pecks and raps on the head and other reminders peculiar to the force. There was a brief silence while the president of the tribunal appeared to be asking the prisoner if be could show <*au*s why senttncs should not b» passed on him. Ca»s < 'nott(b he had. poor frl* low. but the formula «a» unnwaala*. as In many a higher tribunal, his caae was prejudiced; and without walling for a reply he was ordered to be* drummed out of the ranks, banished, outlawed —que sals-je? The sentence was received with acclamation. There was a universal clamor and uprising Into the air. f looked round for the rt«lm: he was running the crow-or deal for life. He roe*, was peeked at by a number of his fellows, struggled fiercely and got off. only to be pursued by others, who hurled him do am with beak and claw. Then on bis back, grimly facing hlc assailants. be fought desperately for bare life Once again be was successful, aod this time as bs rose in tbe air with a rapid wing be dis tanced his pursuers and was noun lost to view What hla ultimata fate was I do not know But the whole affair tn terested me greatly. What possible crime could he have committed, tbs miserable wretch who bad sinned against the unwritten code of crow law. such a code as only an opium eater could cooceive of In bis wildest Imag inings or a colony of ewaped convicts enact la a new settlement. POT-HUNTER'S MEANNESS. KIIM a l)oo aatf Co** lh* I'oar !*««»• I'm mm M«ih«*lrM. A young man with a pet fawn trot ting behind him attracted attention on a recent afternoon on the Whit* House road In Portland. say* the Portland Telegram. The little creature was per fectly tame and on the approach o t a team would timidly rul to the boy‘a aide, aa though seeking protection. To a well-known insurance man. who waa on the road driving with hU wlf*. the lad had told the alory of hla acquui tlon of the fawn. mmdf weeks ago the boy waa fishing on the Tualatin river. FT*b were plen tiful. and. engrossed In the sport, the lad kept hts eyes on the rtppie. taking no cognisance of what was going on behind him. A bleating sound from the bank above him be paid no atten tion to thinking It was some stray lamb. The bleating was repeated a number of time*, but the boy was fish ing and the trout were rising freely. 1 h«yi came a patter of tiny hoof* down the river bank and a little cold noae was pushed in his band. looking down, the boy found the fawn standing beside him. apparently without fear, the pleading look In Its big brown eyes asking help Its neck and one side of tbe head waa covered with blood, still wet. its limbs barely supporting its frail body. The boy's first thought was that the waif had been wounded and in attempting to reach water had come out on the river bank at the point of location being the runway, at through sheer weakness, being unable to go further, had tumbled down to the stream, landing by his side. Picking the little thing up in his arms, the lad waded out on the ripple and. washing the blood from the fawn’s neck, found it uninjured. Some pot-hunter had phot the mother doe and. with her dying strength, she had plunged back through tbe timber to reach the baby deer, born but a few days before. The fawn had evidently become alarmed and started to And the buck. Ita one point of location being the runaway, at the river, where, duriug its few days of life, the two had nightly come to drink. The boy. who fcave his name as Frank Harrison, took the fawn to his home, where there was a baby brother and a nursing-bottle, and, together Mrs. Har rison Is bringing up her own baby and the orphaned deer. It was less than an hour before the fawn had accus tomed itself to the new surroundings and was perfectly at home. It at once attached itself to the boy, Frank, seem ing to look on the lad as its natural protector and now wherever the lad goes the fawn is sure to follow. Joke on Him. “These Jokes about the young man staying so late." remarked Chollie at 11:58 p. m., “make me tired.” “Dear me!” said Maud Edith, “I had an idea you never got tired.”—lndian apolis Journal. l lic WonJcrful Uava-K ■ N A Now Botanical Die. ~\ , Hpocinl Interest, t v> Hufl>r< 'B^B Dls-HUM of th« KidnhVn . .1««r KhPun;ntlßU.. etc A to Humanity. sill A Free Gift of Great Value to l^B Our reader* will be glad to k:• « BK the new botanical di*co*erv - from the wonderful Kivi Ki. ha* prove*! aa assured cure j I a. ■ - ***** can** •: * . .wm | a.:;*! b> b|| /». h**. *r r< "“ H 3 J rim, I^B TnrKto K. **Mn»»n-l prvd’ub't flnj I l <t«r JH>|irfi(»a ) used for Vt the native* before it* ex:*/.< • ;-ert;e* t-ecanie know *^B through Chriatian miaaionarie* B|| • . 1 reape ft It re*em l !c* the d.v<*'«M of quinine from the perurian ramie known hr the Indian**.- - -^B Je*oit missionaries in South An and hv them brought to r-.\■'.:«• ! ]t ;* * wonderful discover*. w » ord of i? •• hospital cure* in *. acta directly upon the blood «r. ! ner*. and l* a true Specific ; cue :*tn malaria. We have the e*t '.r*ttraonr of itunt n»ini**rr* * »;e! we'. 1 , known doctor* at ~^B men cured br Alkavia, when all remedie* had failed. . la twe Nr» lat* ■ or#.*» W-' V « >«t' tVr tea; rm.mj Bo W * V-. r* t> -e,.h -«• n ’■ c »•■ *'«<« r^H Km ~ • ff * »l*4oe* •• ' wtam-t.m mn-t *):• rapid care l» * • C '-Vs l - . .. pmrnw'i 1 ■* ** - V --^B Kre* *t m.'tet I*o •***• u*e .f « • -• II '.!»•• «cf v MO-* Tflo » • MB » * • ' f *», y«'* %- .• rt -n al h-m W~l of 4*tvt»r «*<>'■ A tier K -rf !-etwee« i:‘. tel ' H r-. ■•-•-. . ■ •:.**!• doc Im* • '* -*^B k. A'k. »- t *.»• c wptftf'. "*' -. ■■ 4 1 h .-.J'* 1 . -a: rrr r ,«• M» ■ » ! . ~. . < :.,:.f!l !»-*.«*• *-* *^B k *e, k.ttio »«i4 K*,W»» « ■ «' t" *'»«' • v-w Bl 1- m- • n|lnr<m»uot m.w'j '• i . itw- ten Itwe* d«rt«a the ri t -ant of wemkMW of U*« hllAV' H* • i » ■ f . mh-.rae phi»lf«n« « '.t.e: *B<J o*mt’* <«Wt»pJetr‘jr I v:r • f.w »»k. »■> Alkmrr* The irmlstf-er : • «1 remllt w*?«!lerf»l S 4» • k~ « im f'V .n * i *»•--.-* it »mtc that »Aea.»« ••-.•.> : tvr ’R -V.■..*•» temmd - • . '* - k '■ r»-» *r«w • “ B » c s-iti.f cf Atka*. la mar-,. • *..«>r(!er* peculiar to wtjmaah'-v-l jn So far the Chur- h Ktdnejr Cure pane, No. 4»* Fourth Avenue. Nfl Vorlt. are the on It Importer* of tB r.ew remeir and ther are *o prove ita value that for the aake of (luction they Will aend a free of Alkari* 'prepaid by mail to e<reß reader of this paper who i* a Snffrß from a ay form of Kidney or BUHB diaorder. Bright’* Diaeaae, Rbruiß ti*tu. Dropey, Graenl, Pain in P'-m Female Complaints, or other afllictiß due to improper action of the Kidnrß or Urinary Organ*. We advi*e a' -.fl erer* to aend their Dane* and addreß to the company, and receive the Alkxiß free. It it aent to yon entirely prove it* wonderful curative powetß T*»# « «B.miiHTii.r Itoc* It rurtuer •tm>rUit»r to b**r ®«* °* j ie» 4»Winc a i|o*-»tl*>u a»*.»nt w*rMtra w» ~ «*f making »n **«rrtV>B. but «h* Tnnutml: -Wh) U It » t—amlful •■•man »»r«*r i» » telleetnnir* . _ *•!» .1! proKahlUtj’.” nn>tte«l the « i«w ▼llle ‘"ehe »•; but whew « »m«t> *• - the prrernre <*f * beautiful woman Ur n*-» U»« enough left to know whelk**? * t» iuteileetual or not.*'--Cincinnati K*h - THAT SPLENDID COFFEE. Mr. Goodman. Williams County. lil wrtu* us: •From one package Sailer German Coffee Berry I *re« pounds of better coffee than I can bu in store* at 30 cents a pound." A package of this and big **«d cats togue Is sen: you by John A. Baiw Seed Co.. I-a Crosse. Wla.. upon receip of IS cents stamps and this notice » o “Do you believe the arbitration tiwt wnnld establish universal pwrt. JuU-i --dl l but ! -aid *« to an unur oßot » ulffht. «u<l he got hopping mad. Ju*» try a IOC box of Caseareta caod? * tharttc. the finest liver aud bowel regu J made. “Mr. t* positively Ibe meanest mi on earth" “What's the matter no" “When iu* goes through a ncwepap* mark* everything h** has read with 1 , . j/*n*U. so hi* wife can’t read it aMei • f’tS *iep ; .ru tree amt rToanentlveur-^ 5 , »t: -r t!r»t .»<.' « uae ■ l>r. Kline's hie*' Ks.tmer. free S 3 irUl untie eul ri -><ud to Its. Kun, Ml Arvh M.. rtoi»«a*V“*'