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ULMAR, .... COLORADO. The trouble with the lobster busi ness, as explained by the trust, is that there are no by-products. “Don't put a $5 hat on a 5-cent head," says Booker Washington. No applause from the hatters. Somebody Is trying to prove that Juliet was forty. That’s all right — the loved "like sixty," anyhow. Some kind friend will oblige by tell ing the mikado he would look much better without that dinky little goatee. Kissing, they say. Is going out of fashion In Paris. That Is likely to hap jen in any city where babies are out if fashion. Intemperance is Increasing in France. Perhaps the 2-cent cigars sold by the government drive the poor Frenchmen to drink. Old Mrs. Oyama is now probably around telling the neighhors that she always knew little Iwawo would grow np to be somebody. Several interesting explanations of Iho origin of the term "cocktail” are prlven. They grow more interesting after about the fourth. Perhaps It would be prudent for New Orleans to organize a beanblower brigade to stop the onslaught of that terrific Venezuelan army. “Our liquor bill,” says the erudite Savannah Press, "is one billion dol lars a year." That word “our” is alto tether too comprehensive. The magnetic iron sand recently tiiscovered in Java is said to have treat potential value. It will help to make weight In the coffee. Castro's lieutenant wants to invade the United States with 30,000 men. Why 30,000? Thirty would achieve ex actly the same general results. The London fashion arbiters an rounce that trousers are to be very tight, showing the shape of the calf. Alas, must the world see our finish! They are now praying for the city government in Philadelphia. They have been swearing at it for some time, and the change may help some. Before invading New Orleans Cas tro would do well to recall what hap- I*ened there to an English person named Pakenham in one A. Jackson's time. Counting money puts a Baltimore bank man to sleep. If you are trou bled with insomnia, take a thousand dollars In pennies to bed with you.— Puck. A supreme court decision has up held the suicide clause in life insuranc policies. This knocks out another somebody else rich quick" scheme. A Philadelphia glutton who ate fif teen plates of ice cream and held them down with a pork sandwich is in a hospital. Lucky for him he Isn’t in a cemetery. in the spring, says an observant con temporary. women's footsteps turn lightly toward the millinery stores. And men’s hands instinctively toward their pocketbooks. Ixmdon papers see “no real reason why knee breeches should not general lv be worn.” This is probably because the real reasons for wearing trousers are not generally visible. "When does a girl cease to be a girl ind become an old maid?" asks "Spin aier" of the New York Sun. It’s nn old question, and the answer in every case depends upon the girl. The German empress, says a dis patch, "dines nowhere this year." Let It be hoped the good lady has a “course lunch" and a "high tea” to make up for the dinner deficiency. Happy the man who has married a wife capable of making a virtue of the mother of Invention. She can prob ably also evolve an Easter hat from a Itngth of telegraph wire and a cordu roy coat. There is a great religious revival in Philadelphia, but it is understood to be not far-reaching enough to em brace the sinners who transfer names from the tombstones to the election lists. King Alfonso is going to visit Lon don after leaving Paris in the early part of June, and considering his emi nence as a matrimonial possibility, the British girls will all. of course, try to look their prettiest. How times change! Six thousand years ago this spring Adam went to the fig tree and did Eve’s spring shop ping.—Chicago Tribune. Eve went to the apple tree first and hubby has had to hustle ever since. The New York Sun kindly explains that Manuel Garcia’s preservation is due to the fact that he abandoned the pernicious habit of opera singing more than half a century ago. and so es caped acquiring an ambition to sing Wagnerian roles. Sir Hiram Maxim, talking about his rew flying machine, says: "Yes. this time I think I have really solved the jroblem. I have always said that if a goose can fly a man should be able to.” Apparently Sir Hiram never heard about the darky who remark ed: "Huh! A cow’s big enough to cotch a mice, but she caln’t do it." Cottage City, assembled in town meeting, has resolved that there must be no more wearing of bathing suits in public places. That’s right. You can swim a good deal better without suits. WILL FIGHT ON WATER BIG NAVAL BATTLE IMMINENT Russian Fleet Passes Singapore Steam ing toward Japanese Waters —Warships Outnumber Japanese. Singapore, Straits Settlement, April 9.—The Russian Baltic squadron passed here at 2:30 yesterday after noon. The forty-seven ships, steaming slowly at eight knots an hour, four abreast, presented a striking spec tacle. The vessels, however, bore evi dence of the effects of their long sea voyage, and the water line showed sea weed a foot long. The squadron was led by a large cruiser, followed by three converted former Hamburg-American line ves sels. Then came the cruisers, colliers, huttleships, etc. The colliers were mostly in the center of the fleet. The decks of the warships were coal laden, while the colliers and the former Ham burg-Amcrlcan liners were light of draft. The Russian consul visited and gave dispatches to a torpedo boat. The fleet consisted of six battleships, nine cruis ers, eight torpedo boat destroyers, three volunteer fleet vessels, sixteen colliers, one salvage ship and one hos pital ship and three Hamburg-Ameri can liners. The squadron disappeared about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, still smoking black on the eastern horizon. Following is the composition of the Russian Second Pacific squadron, com manded by Vice Admiral llojestvensky, as far as known: Battleships—Knias souvaroff (Ro jestvensky’s flagship), Sissoi Veliky < Voelkersam's flagship), Alexander 111., Oslabya, Orel. Borodino, Navarin. Cruisers—Admiral Nakhimoff, Au rora, Vlentonnna, Oleg, Dmitri, Don skoi, Jemtchug, Almaz, Isumrud. Torpedo Destroyers—Blestlachy, Be rovi, Bravi and five others. Volunteer Fleet—Kieff, Voionej, Vladlmiroff. Tamboff, Yaroslav. TransiKrrts - Kaintchatka, Korea, Goetschakoff, Andadyr, Maynya, Jupi ter and several others, colliers. Following is a list of the vessels probably comprising the Japanese squadron commanded by Vice Admiral Togo: Battleships Mikasa (flagship of Togo). Fuji, Asahi, Shikishima. Battleships, Second Class —Chlnyen. Armored Cruisers —Asa inn, Chlyoda, Iwnte, Mssliln. Adsuma, Idsumo, Ka sugn, Tokiwa, Yakuma. Also thirty unarmored cruisers, twenty torpedo boat destroyers and thirty-five torpedo boats, a large pro portion of which is believed to be with the admiral. SUICIDE OF GEORGE WILDER. Prominent Denver Pioneer Plunges Into Gulf of Mexico. Denver. April 10. —A few days ago the dally papers noted the mysterious disappearance of George Wilder, aged eighty-four years, formerly cf the Den ver firm of Best & Wilder, wholesale grocers, but a letter was soon received from him at Galveston, saying that he hail left secretly to avoid expected re monstrances of his friends, and that he was about to sail for Key West, Florida. Yesterday the following telegram was received from Key West: "George Wilder. Denver passenger on Concha, disappeared at sea night of April sth. Please notify relatives." After successfully eluding his rela tives ami friends for twelve days, the wealthy Denver pioneer took his own | life rather than return to Denver to be, as he feared, a burden and care to his step-children and friends. Since Thursday morning this bad news has been almost hourly expected. Early that morning William Scott Lee, the business agent and an old friend of Mr. Wilder, received a letter from him. It had been written April Ith in Gal veston. but it had not been mailed un til April sth, a few hours before he sailed on his last voyage. Heartrending in Its pathos, and piti ful in the care shown by the aged man for his relatives, he manifested his broken spirit, and fear of becoming a burden to those he loved, in this last letter. To his friends he wrote: Tremont House, Galveston, Texas, April 4, 1905.—Mr. William Scott Ix?e: Dear Friend—l presume this will be a little surprise to you to hear from me at this point. I got here Friday morn ing, March 31st. 1 have to remain longer than I wanted to In order to get a steamer, but leave at noon to-mor row. April sth, for Key West. Florida. Before 1 get half way I am going over board. I have got through. I am worn out. and tired out. and I thought 1 would put this old frame where there would be no inquest, save the sharks." Following were careful instructions in regard to the care of property by Mr. Lee for Wilder’s step-daughters. Two letters were also received by his step-daughters intimating his in tended suicide. Message were instantly rushed to Galveston. An attempt was. made to stop the vessel, but It had already sailed. A tugboat was sent in pur suit. Heavy winds delayed it and the Concha could not be sighted. As a last resort, wireless telegraphy was used. From New Orleans, from Key West and from Galveston desperate efforts were made to signal the Concha. For some reason not a wireless message was received by the ship. Following is the story of his death: He nt first went below and shut him self up. Late in the evening he came on deck and after looking carefully around stepped over the rail. A sailor who wns watching him, came running down the deck yelling at him to stop, the old man dropped into the water of the gulf. The night was pitch dark. The vessel was stopped and the boats lowered. For an hour the sailors rowed around, searching for the body, but no traces could they find. Secretary Hay in Italy. Nerva, Italy. April 10.—Secretary of State Hay is living a very quiet life here. He drives out daily, the weather being fine. Mr. Hay Is annoyed by curious tourists coming from Genoa to see him and has refused interviews to all such. Escaped Convict. „ Denver, April 10. —A News special from Buena Vista last night says: Nat Weston, convict No. 1,456, escaped from the State Reformatory this even ing about 6 o’clock. Bloodhounds are on his trail. He is described as tall and slender, aged twenty-three, light ‘complexion and weight 158 pounds. He wns received from Grand Junction eight months ago and was serving an indeterminate sentence which would have expired in a few months. COMBINES WILL STAY NECESSITY OF CORPORATIONS Modern Enterprises Have Outgrown Individual Effort—But Trusts Will Be Curbed by Ade quate Supervision. Pittsburg, April B.—For the first time in the history of the Traffic League the three aspects of railroad traffic were represented last night in Pittsburg, the greatest tonnage origi nating point in the world. The occa sion was the third annual banquet ol Jhe Traffic Club of Pittsburg. Samuel Spencer, president of the Southern railway, spoke for the rail roads; Willis L. King, vice president of the Jones & Ixiughlin Company, Pittsburg, presented the interests of the manufacturers, and Judge Peter S. Grosscup of the United States Circuit Court, Chicago, upheld the rights of the people. Speaking to the toast, "The Regen eration of the Corporation,” Judge Crosscup said in part: "We are now well into the fifteenth year since the American people started out, through the Sherman act, and the several state anti-trust acts, to destroy the so-called trusts. Are they de stroyed? Are they diminished? Has any one of them, except from causes arising within itself, been destroyed or diminished? True It is that some of them have been bitted and reined until they are again in the highways of the law. Some of them have voluntarily come back to the highways of the law. Some have never departed from these highways. Some are still at large. “But none that 1 can recall have been destroyed; none have succumbed to the full length of purpose with which, as a people, we started out to annihilate them. Whatever has been the success of our policy of measure able control, the policy of annihilation has proved a failure —a flat, sheer fail ure. "The reason of this is not far to seek. A corporation is only the individual multiplied. The so-called trust is nothing but the corporation enlarged. In these days, when enterprises have grown so large that no single indi vidual can launch them, or keep them going, the only industrial expedient that civilization has yet found of mass ing and co-ordinating the wealth of the many into one management, unless we accept Socialism as a workable means, is the corporation. Socialism has yet to prove itself; so that the corporation is civilization's sole and only way of wielding large masses of capital. As such, as I have many times said, the corporation is here to stay. The large corporation is here to stay. To blind our eyes to this truth is to grope in the mountains in the dark. “But there is no need in all this that we should conclude that there is noth ing wrong—that the public sense that there is something wrong is without foundation. "The corporation is here to stay, hut not to set aside all the industrial and commercial laws of the trust. The cor poration is here to stay, but not to de stroy the individual ideals, the indi vidual aspirations, and the individual opportunities that have given to the past everything In it that is worth pre serving. The corporations, and the enterprises they embody, have grown great. But behind them, and above them still rise the peaks of humanity; higher than commerce Itself, for com merce only serves humanity bv sitting at its feet; higher than manufactures; majestic above the state itself. And the heart and the hope of humanity is tho Individual Man "To enjoy opportunity; to measur ably exercise individual dominion; to be a man among men; a proprietor, even though in a small way. among the proprietors—these are the instinct, the incentive, and in great part, the hope of the race. And it is just this instinct, this incentive, this individual hope, that having mounted the heights, seems ready to disappear again. The cause of this phenomenon—to a republican people, nn appalling phe nomenon—is the corporation. "But you ask me: How can the course of things as they are now going be changed? How can the individual men be brought back into proprietor ship? My answer is: Take the cor poration at once and forever out of the list of suspects. Put the corporation, as national banks and trust companies are now put, under the supervision and control of law. to the end that it be come a faithful steward. “Make it impossible to capitalize cor porations at figures that can have no purposes other than that of artificial and temporary inflation—an inflation that on collapse leaves the victims holding the bag. "Make impossible the geologic cap italization—the capitalization laid In layers, one on top of the other, the last kept green for a little while only by dividends snatched from the air, or ab stracted from the assets.” Earthquake Kills Soldiers. Calcutta, April B.—lt now appears that 400 of the Seventh Gurkahs were killed at the Dharmsala cantonment by the collapse of a stone barrack building in consequence of the recent earthquake. In addition, twenty mem bers of the First battalion and fifty members of the Second battalion of the First Gurkahs were killed, while it is roughly calculated that from twenty to thirty per cent, of the native popu lation of the surrounding villages were killed. In addition to the Europeans already reported killed at Dharmsala. seven children of Europeans are said to have perished. The Kangra valley is believed to have been devastated, and it is re ported that the town of Kangra was reduced to ruins, with great loss of life. No confirmation of the report is obtainable, as the telegraph station at Kangra is wrecked. Independent Pipe Line. Chanute, Kan.. April B.—Represen tatives of thirty Independent oil com panies. which control three-fourths of the oil production of ansas. met here yesterday and decided to form a com pany representing $7,000,000 to build a fuel oil pipe line from the Kansas oil field to Kansas City and to construct a refinery and storage tanks in that city. Rojestvensky's Squadron. Ixmdon, April B.—A dispatch from Singapore to a news agency says the British steamer Tara reports hi ving passed forty-seven Russian vessels off One Fathom bank, in the Straits of Ma lacca. at noon Friday, steaming south ward. A Batavia, Java, dispatch to the same paper says that Chinese junks report that Japanese warships are po licing all the straits available to Ro jestvensky in an attempt to reach the China sea. COLORADO NEWS ITEMS The Denver Mountain and Plain Fes tival for 1905 has been abandoned. A band of gypsies has been telling '■’ortunes and gathering in loose change at Bessemer. Active work has been commenced on the foundations of the new union depot at Grand Junction. This has been an excellent spring for filling irrigation reservoirs in Colo rado. In this state water is money. Thomas W. Jaycox has been ap pointed state engineer by Governor McDonald to suceed Prof. L. C. Car penter. F. S. McNamara, purchasing agent of the Colorado & Southern at Denver, has been appointed purchasing agent of the Cripple £reek Short Line. A movement has been started to en large the Florence Crittenton Home in Denver, wnlch is devoted to rescue work for women. The home is now crowded. M. E. Sloan, official of the federal census bureau, is In Denver, directing and supervising the work of making a census of the manufacturing industrial business of Colorado. The Department of Colorado and Wyoming. G. A. R., will hold its an nual encampment at Denver May 17th to 19th. National Commander Black mar is expected to be present. Governor Hoch, the • fighting" Kan sas governor, will be one of the speak ers at the Epworth League convention in Denver this year. His subject will be "The Problems We Face." Benjamin Franklin of Fort Collins will enter the employ of the reclama tlos service May 15th as masonry in spector. and will be detailed to the Belle Fourche project. South Dakota. C. E. Peters, manager of the Duran go power plant, while- riding on the front end of a street car at Durango on the 4th instant, was injured by striking his head against a bridge and died next day. The country newspaper that James Barton Adams is about to establish— in his mind—will be described in a pa per to be read by the celebrated “Postscript Man" at the newspaper gathering at Montrose nbxt June. . Spontaneous combustion among a new lot of "green" Easter celluloid novelties in the stock room of the Den ver Dry Goods Company at Denver caused a $15,000 fire and endangered a stock worth several hundred thousand dollars. Five thousand electricians from all over the United States will attend the annual convention of the National Electric Light Association in Denver, beginning June 6th. The last two days of the session will be spent in Colorado Springs. The State Board of Equalization will be in session at Denver from April 10th to 20th to hear arguments on as sessments to be made by the board. Those whose property is affected may appear at that time and present their arguments. A southern Colorado interscholastic oratorical contest wil be held under the direction of Colorado College and Cutler Academy in connection with the first annual track meet, which takes place at Washburn field, Colorado Springs, April 29th.' William Webster, postmaster at Box Elder. In I.arlmer county, died suddenly on the sth instant at the age of seventy-three years. He had been postmaster through several adminis trations and was probably the oldest postmaster in Colorado. The Lincoln County Cattle Growers’* Association held its regular quarterly meeting at Hugo. April sth. which was well attended. Ix>co weed is flourish ing in some parts of the county to such an extent that the association's time was taken up mostly with this ques tion. By an appe-al to the District Court, the Socialist party of Boulder suc ceeded in getting a representation on the list of judges of election at the spring election. It was shown that only two parties were in the field last year and the Socialist party was one of them. Mrs. Birdie Moats, accused of kid naping. was acquitted in Justice Ru by’s court at Colorado Springs, the by’s court at Colorado Springs, the judge holding that the mother had an equal right to the child with its fa ther. who was recently divorced from the defendant. Mr. and Mrs John Platt celebrated their golden wedding at Greeley April 7th and Mrs. Platt received. a letter of congratulation from her mother at Mendota. Illinois, who is ninety-seven years old. It is not often that a mother survives the date of her daugh ter's golden wedding. The Denver art commission has ad vertised for designs for an ornamental wrought iron arch to span Seventeenth street in front of the union depot. A prize of SIOO is offered for the best design received by April 21st. The arch will be ablaze with colored elec tric lights at night. Ninety-five carloads of fat sheep and lambs were shipped out of Lari mer county April 4th. Of this number forty-two carloads were billed to Cleveland. Ohio. Buffalo. New York, and Jersey City. New Jersey. It was estimated that about 125.000 fat sheep and lambs were left in the county. W. H. Copeley is under arrest and held for trial at Colorado Springs on the charge of defrauding Mrs. Emma A. Powell out of S6OO. He is said to have interested her in a scheme to capture mythical wild camels, alleged to abound on the Arizona desert, which were to be sold at an immense profit. The midsummer meeting of the Col orado State Editorial Association will be held at Montrose June 26th and 27th. Papers will be read by thirteen well-known newspaper men and among the side features will be a banquet and ball given to the editors by the Montrose people, and a railway trip "Around the Circle.” State Treasurer Holmberg's office has been in receipt of about $5,000 a day from liquor licenses. They have been coming in at the rate of 200 a day. as most of the state licenses fell due on the 4th. There are about 3,000 state licenses issued by the state. This money goes into the revenue fund when collected. David M. Richards, for twelve years regent of the Colorado State Univers ity. and since 1869 a prominent figure in the western mining world, died at St. Luke’s hospital in Denver April 3d, of strangulated hernia. Mr. Richards was the founder of the Rocky Moun tain Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and is said to have made considerable money recently through the sale of coal landa in Routt county. In early days he served as a member of the Territorial Legislature from Gilpin county. For many years he had been almost entirely blind, but went about the streets with remarkable activity and fearlessness. SAN ANTONIO'S REUNION ROUGH RIDERS AND ROOSEVELT Chief Executive Meets With a True Western Reception Never Dreamed When Rough Riders Were Mustered in That He Would Return as President. San Antonio, Texas, April 8. —With San Antonio richly decorated with pa triotic emblems, flags of all sizes and likenesses of the President, and the streets filled with cheering throngs of people, Theodore Roosevelt yesterday could not mistake the hearty welcome accorded him. Enormous crowds of people greeted him along the route of the procession from Fort Sam Hous ton to Alamo plaza, where an address of welcome was delivered and a re sponse made. The people felt that they had as their guest not only the Presi dent of the United States, but a man toward whom the people of San An tonio feel especially friendly on ac count of the fact that it was here that the Rough Rider regiment was mus tered in. The President was delighted with the reception. He was kept busy bowing right and left, acknowledging the out bursts of enthusiasm. it is seven years since President Roosevelt left San Antonio with his rough riders. "No human being dreamed that af ter that I would return as President of the United States,” he said in a short address at the railway station. Yesterday was a busy one for the President. The day begun with a re ception at the train. This formality was soon over, and the President and party proceeded to the parade grounds of the post, where the troops in Fort Sam Houston were reviewed. This in teresting ceremony over, the start was made for the city. From the moment the procession of troops, carriages, police and rough rid ers swept out of the gates of the post into Grayson street until the President entered the fair grounds to go into camp with the rough riders, he was the recipient of hearty greetings. A spectacular scene occurred at Travis park. where 8,000 school chil dren cheered the President and sang “America,” while a band played the national air. In Alamo plaza, within the shade of the old Alamo, w.dch the President said had seven years ago filled him with a determination to do nothing to reflect on the heroes who died there, he was greeted in a manner which touched him. His arrival was the sig nal for a burst of cheering which lasted uotil after he had taken his seat on the stand and which was renewed when hs arose to respond to the ad dress of welcome. The President's speech was fre quently punctuated by applause. He was pleased that San Antonio agreed with him in his ideas of race suicide. He notei with satisfaction the atten tion Texans are paying to education. The law of the worthy life, the effort in a cavse of striving for, was his in a came worthy of striving for, was his theme. His reception throughout Texas had touched him, he said. A banquet was given the President in the Menger hotel last evening by the Business Men's Club. At its con clusion the Club gave him a handsome pair of silver spurs with gold buttons and ornaments. The President bade farewell to the rough riders In the parlors of the hotel. His train left for Fort Worth at 11 o’clock last night. ATTACK MORMON CHURCH. Injunction Asked Against President Joseph F. Smith. Salt I.Bke. April B.—An injunction suit was filled In the Third Judicial District Court yesterday asking the court to restrain the Church of Jesus Christ of letter Day Saints and Jo seph F. Smith, its president and trus tee-In-trust, from investing the tithings of the church for any other than church purposes. The petitioners are Charles A. Smur thwaite, of Ogden, who was recently excommunicated from the church and Don C. W. Musser. a member of the church who yesterday voted against sustaining the twelve apostles. The petition, after setting forth that the tithing paid by members of the church amounts to $1,000,000 a year, and that Joseph F. Smith, as trustee in-trust for the church, has each year since his elevation to the presidency invested fully $500,000 in sugar factor ies, woolen mills, banks and other secular enterprises, and also “to es tablish estates and residences for the church leaders and their favorites.” which action, the plaintiffs aver, is in violation of his trust, prays the court to declare the legal duty of President Smith with respect to the tithing and other funds entrusted to his care, and the purposes for which they may be used. The Mormon church is incorporated under the laws of Utah. / Rough Riders Elect Officers. San Antonio. Tex., April B.—The fullest reunion in the history of the rough riders is in progress in San An tonio. Camp was opened Thursday morning. The rough riders met in the afternoon in business session. Offi cers were elected, the constitution amended, the retiring president made a speech, and four names were added to the rolls of honorary membership. The new officers are: President, C. E Hunter, Indian Territory; first vice president. David Goodrich. Indian Ter ritory; secretary. Robert Colbert, In dian Territory. Probably the most striking feature of the business session was the selec tion of honorary members. Those chosen were as follows: Lieutenant General S. B. M. Young. Major General Joseph Wheeler. Major General Sam uel Sumner and Brigadier General Charles T. Cooper, retired. The constitution was amended so that biennial reunions will be held hereafter. Governor Joseph H. Kib bey. of Arizona, and Mayor Morris Goldwater of Prescott appeared before the association and extended a hearty invitation to hold the fiext reunion at Prescott. This matter was left In the hands of the executive committee. Goldfield Deportation. Reno, Nev., April 8. —As a result of the abduction of Deputy Sheriff Jen nings at Goldfleid, this week, the peo ple of that place, or at least some of them, have prepared an appeal first to Governor Sparks, and that failing, then to President Roosevelt, for protection against a recurrence of the outrage. Jennings, it is said, was in charge of a “bullpen” at Cripple Creek, some months ago. It is alleged that the four men who abducted him are members of the miners’ union. HER JOURNEY TO MANILA. Officer’s Wife Writes Interesting Let ter From Philippines. The wife of an army officer who re cently went to the Philippines writes a glowing account of the journey, and, instead of discomforts, which one is supposed to encounter, seems to have found the experience altogether novel and interesting. Honolulu she de scribes as a wonderfully picturesque place, with its cocoanut palms, flower ing trees and shrubs and hedges of night-blooming cereus. The sea bath ing is excellent and the hotel as got.-l as any in Washington. In Guam, she writes, the tropical growth is marvel ous, but there are few flowers. Thev ride from the landing to the town, a station of marines, in a carabao cart, which she declares to be “not a swift means of locomotion, but safe and good for the liver,” and adds: “The drive from the dock is the most beautiful I have ever seen; following the shore line is an avenue covered and shaded by immense cocoanut palms and be yond a tangle of tropical growth. The natives were without garments, save from their hips down, the women wear ing trailing skirts in an efTort to equal ize their clothing.” She describes the passage through the San Bernardino straits, through reputed to be a dangerous one, as very delightful—mountains as large as the Alleghenies sloping up from the water’s edge and green to their very tops. They wound in and out among the islands a day and a half, and so close to land that they could distin guish natives on the shore. 1-ike most others, she finds life in Manila very fascinating, but admits that her first introduction to a native bed was not calculated to make them lifelong friends. It has a cane-seat bot tom, where springs usually set; on that is spread a thin pad and then a straw mat. or one made of palm leaves, upon which is laid the usual sheets, etc. She says the civil government peo ple wouid like to have the entire army evacuate the islands, but that, in her opinion, the army will be needed for some time, and cites In that connection the fact that the priests take the school boys from the Luneta before "The Star Spangled Banner” is played, which is done at the close of every concert, and that the Spanish native element also leaves. WHY OLIVES ARE PICKLED. California Joke on Tenderfeet From the East. “I have just returned from Califor nia,” said the traveler, "and for your Information, in case you ever wander thither, let me post you on one of the merry little jests which the inhabi tants love to ring in on the innocent tenderfoot. “About the first thing they’ll run you up against the California ripe olive. Ever eat them? You can hardly get them here because they won’t stand shipment. And they’re mighty good. "Most real olive eaters prefer them to the ordinary green pickled olive. The ripe olives are pickled also, you understand, and come out of the brine jet black. "After you have eaten and approved, they will lead you on by remarking: " 'Well, if you like them that way you’ll like them better fresh. Just stroll out to the orchard with me and we’ll have one.’ "Then they will lead you out to one of their long lanes of olive trees. I pause to remark that you don’t know what olive, green and olive brown mean until you’ve seen those colors in that slim, graceful little tree. “There are the fresh olives all right, hanging among the gray leaves and looking mighty tempting. You pick one with the confidence of the easy mark and bite into it. "Whew! Bitter? I can taste it yet. It’s all the quinine and rhubarb and wormwood in the world, combined in a nasty, haunting bitterness that hangs to you until you have eaten two meals. It is an oily bitterness that gets into the corners and crannies of your mouth and won’t be washed out. “When you recover a little they ex plain that the brine takes out the bit terness, and that's why olives are pickled.” John Paul Jones’ Grave. J. A. Wheelock, editor of the Pioneer Press, who is in Redlands, California, writes that a Mrs. Preston, an aged resident of Redlands, but a native of Dumfries, Scotland, declares that the grave of John Paul Jones, for which Ambassador Porter has been searching in the old cemetries of Paris, is really located at Dumfries, Scotland. When Mrs. Preston read of the quest of Ambassador Porter, she im mediately wrote to him to tell him where the grave of John Paul Jones was. She well remembered it, for it is marked with a stone which bears the sinister inscription: "John Paul Jones, the black pirate.” Her story is that his mother caused his remains to be transported from Paris and buried among the graves of his kindred in his native village. Be cause John Paul Jones had not even spared his native village during his raids on the coast towns of the Brit ish isles, the villagers vented their wrath on his memory by inscribing the epithet of "The Black Pirate” on his tombstone. In-the Spring. Lowndes, Mo., April 10th. —Mrs. H. C. Harty of this place, says: “For years I was In very bad health. Every spring I would get so low that I was unable to do my own work. 1 seemed to be worse in the spring than any other time of the year. I was very weak and miserable and had much pain in my back and head. I saw Dodd's Kidney Pills advertised last spring and began treatment of them and they have certainly done me more good than anything I have ever used. “I was all right last spring and felt better than I have for over ten years. I am fifty years of age and am strong er to-day than I have been for many years and I give Dodd’s Kidney Pills credit for the wonderful improve ment.” The statement of Mrs. Harty is only one of a great many where Dodd's Kidney Pills have proven themselves to be the very best spring medicine. They are unsurpassed as a tonic and are the only medicine used in thou sands of families. Postoffice Lights. Paris is to have a special kind of street lights to indicate the where abouts of branch postoffices. The Nebraska man who recently eloped with his toothless mother-in law now heads the list of candidates for hero medals. THOUGHT SHE WOULD DIE. Mrs. 8. W. Marine of Colorado Springs Began to Fear the Worst—Doan’s Kidney Pills Saved Her. Mrs. Sarah Marine, of 428 St. Urain street, Colorado Springs, Colo., Presi dent of the Glen Eyrie Club, writes: ”! suffered for three years with Bev ere back ache. The doc tors told me my i kidneys were af- Ifected and pre ■scrihed medl ■oines for me, but ll found that it Rwas only a waste Vof time and money to take them, and began to tear that I would never get well. A friend advised me to try Doan'3 Kidney Pills. Within a week after I began using them I was so much better that I de cided to keep up the treatment, and when I had used a little over two boxes I was entirely well. I have now enjoyed the best of health for more than four months, and words can but poorly express my gratitude.” For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo, N.Y. "What are ye going to shoot, sir?” “Well—er 1 never can tell till after I’ve fired.” TEA If weary, tea is rest; good tea. If wakeful, sleep. If dull, animation. If silent, talk. There are men who never pay any thing they owe except grudges. Washing Blankets. Have ready three tubs of moderately warm water; for the first water make a strong suds by using plenty of Ivory Soap. In this put a pair of blankets and stir with the clothes stick until clean; then rinse through the other two waters, putting a little soap in each. Wring by hand and stretch carefully oa the line. ELEANOR R. PARKER. An amiable bachelor s&ys that al most any miss is better than a mile, providing she is neither too old nor too young. Those Who Have Tried It will use no other. Defiance Cold Wa ter Starch has no equal In Quantity or Quality—16 ox. for 10 cents. Other brands contain only 12 oz. Patches that decorate the trousers ot a calamity howler ure not on the knees. How** This? We offer Ose Hundred Dollere Reward for aaw •aee of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hell's Catarrh Cure. _ r. J. CHENEV ff CO.. Toledo, o. We. the underelgne<l. ha*e known P. J. Cheney for the last is rear*, and believe him perfectly hon orable In all buelneea transaction# and financially abla to carry out any obligations made by hie firm. Waldinu, Kinsam a Martin, _ Wholesale Druggists. Toledo, O. Hall s Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. l’rlcs 73 cents per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. Take Hall’s Family 1*1 lie for constlpaUoa. An average girl thinks all the young men of her uriiuiilntMnce wonder If she would refuse them If they proposed. No chromos or cheap premiums, but a better quality and one-third more of Defiance Starch for the same price of other starches. Paris announces that kissing is going out of fashion. Here's where we refuse to longer follow Paris styles. TEA What is good tea? Tea that tastes good and feels good afterward. Your grocer returns your money if you don’t like Schilling *i ■— A wise man has all the money he neetis, but a fool never has enough. OPERATION AVOIDED EXPERIENCE OF HISS MERKLEY Bha Was Told That an Operation Was Inevitable. How She Escaped It When a physician tells a woman suf fering with ovarian or womb trouble that an operation is necessary, the very thought of the knife and the operating table strikes terror to her heart, and our hospitals are full of women coming for ovarian or womb operations. There are cases where an operation «j he onl y resource, but when one con siders the great number of cases of ovarian and womb trouble cured by Lydia E. Pinkhams Vegetable Com pound after physicinns have advised operations, no woman should submit to one without first trying the Vegetable Compound and writing Mrs. Pinkham, Lynn, Mass., for advice, which is free. Miss Margret Merkley of 275 Third Street, Milwaukee, Wis., writes: Dear Mrs. Pinkbftm:— ofsti-cngth, extreme nervousness •hooting pain, through the pelvic organs. I 6 * 1 . ng ° own .. P n J na . * n d cramps compelled me to seek medical advice. The doctor, after making an examination, said I had ovarinn trouble and ulceration and advised an opera- To thi. I Inanely objmtod and deffid *° tr 7 Lydia E. Pinkham'■ Vegetable Com ulceration quick!? healed, all the bad symptom* disappeared and I am once more .trong, vigorous and well.” Orarian and womb trmiblra are atead llyon the increase among women. If the monthly periods are very painful, or too frequent and excessive—if you have pain or low down in the left side, bearing down pains, leucor 2*®*; don t neglect yourself : try Lydia B. Pinkham s Vegetable Compound.