OCR Interpretation

Lincoln County record. [volume] (Pioche, Nev.) 1900-1905, September 01, 1905, Image 2

Image and text provided by University of Nevada Las Vegas University Libraries

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86091347/1905-09-01/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

0. W. 6ABBHOK, rcMfckMk
. Tbe whole government of Warsaw
jhas been placed under martial law.
! Ben F. Elbert, a prominent Iowa
capitalist, was drowned In a small
!rlver south of Des Moines while driv
; A lone highwayman rode Into Col
.llnsvllle, I. T., and robbed the bank of
,11,200, making his escape without
hot being fired.
' Twenty persons were injured, som
of them very seriously, In a collision
between two trains in one of the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit terminals at
Coney Island.
1 A report has been, received at
Buenos Ayres of the foundering of the
British bark Bldston Hill. The re
port states that eighteen of the crew
were drowned.
News of a raco war that broke out
in the salmon packing camp at Nua
liagka, Alaska, between the Chinese
and Italian workmen last month has
Just been received.
; Word has been received In Van'
couver by the empress of China of a
outrage In Yucan province, showing
the revival of fanatical antagonism to
Christian colonization.
: Philip Karlgh, known as "Indiana's
700-pound man," is dead at his home
in Stllesvllle. He had been 111 for
everal months of dropsy and suf
fered greatly during the hot weather,
: Twenty Mexican laborers were kill
ed and a number Injured by the pre
mature explosion of a quantity of dy
namite at the port works at Manza-
By a terrific explosion of giant pow
der at Paris, fifty-one miles from
Bakersfleld, Cal., Mrs. A. W. McRae,
wife of a prominent mining man, her
son George, and Oscar Duclose, an
other mine owner, were Instantly
A scaffolding forty feet high, at the
American Radiator works, Buffalo, N.
Y., broke and eight workmen fell to
the stone floor In the basement An
thony Scr.ultze of Cleveland was
killed and several others were In
But a few minutes after the close ot
Rev. W. B. Riley's address at the First
Baptist church at Minneapolis, Sun
day, a man who Is thought to be W,
Rowen of Sublette, 111., got up in
pew and Bred a bullet through his
heart, dying Instantly.
Frederick Charles Beech, the mur-
derer of Joseph Bebbeau at Mount
Sicker, B. C, returned to the scene
of the crime and fired several shotb
Into the Mount Sicker hotel. Police
ran out and the murdered turned the
a rifle on himself and suicided.
Robert L. Wlmberly was shot anf
killed at Downievllle, Cal., by his sis-
ter-ln-law, Bertha Bennetts, aged 17
Tbe cause of the shooting Is unknown
Wlmberly was killed with his own re
volver. The Bhooting occurred on a
ranch one mile from Downievllle.
The court-martial of 137 mutineers
, of the battleship Kntaz Potemklne
has Just been completed. Eight of the
prisoners were sentenced to be shot,
but it was recommended that this sen
tence be commuted to life Imprison
ment. Nineteen others were sen
tenced to various terms of .imprison
ment at hard labor.
In the village of Nerac, France, a
house has been eaten entirely through
by white ants, and has Just crumbled
to pieces. The owner of the house
noted from time to time that portions
of the walls looked as though they
were being eaten by Insects, and as
fast as one part of the roof or celling
was repaired another fell In.
The situation in the Baltic provinces
Is not Improving. Several political
murders have been reported. Official
advices show that the disturbances
are fostered and directed by a thor
oughly organized social revolutionary
committee with headquarters at Riga.
Vlce-Admlral Rojestvensky, In a let
ter to his family, says he expects to
have fully recovered from the
wounds received in the battle of the
Sea of Japan by the end of September,
when, with the permission of the Jap
anese government, he will start for
Despondency believed to be due to
the fact that he was unable to secure
funds to return to his sweetheart at
her home in Belfast, Me., is believed
to be the cause ot the suicide of
Charles Skinner, who killed himself
by Inhaling Illuminating gas in San
George and James 8mlth, father and
on, and well-to-do farmers of Elm
llle, Ky., were murdered while at
work In the field on their farm by an
unknown person. Suspicion turned to
Cal Newton, a neighboring farmer of
equally good standing, and he was ar
rested. He denies his guilt.
During a ball game at Walnut, Ind.,
a section of seats containing several
hundred spectators, mostly women,
collapsed and half a dozen were seri
iously Injured. Mrs. Ed Burke was
crushed under the mass, being hurt
Internally and having an ankle brok
en, from which she may die.
Mrs. Carrie Honer, widow of John
A. Honer, of Buffalo, N. Y., on Sun
day, walked into police station and
told the police that she had murdered
her husband. She also told the police
iuai sne naa given her husband a
dose of carbolic acid. She did not
know why she did It, she said.
United States Immigration Inspec
tor Mansfield caused to be brought be
fore him a number of Greek boys
from 15 to 18 years of age, who are
engaged in shining shoes in different
parts of Omaha. Inspector Mansfield
believes they are in tils country In
Yiojatlon of the contract Jabor law.
in, nil
Horrifying Reports Continue to
Come From Famine Stricken
Districts of Spain.
Many Localities the Suffering
Intense, Many of the Working
Claes Attempting to Sustain
Ufa by Eating Roots.
Seville. Snain. Heart-rending re
ports continue to reach the provincial
authorities from the outlying famine-
tricken districts. The latest reports
received are from Osuna and Almon-
jgla, the respective mayors of which
notify the authorities that their re
sources are exhausted and that they
are unable to further assist the fam
ished laborers and the women and
children, as tbe distress Is too acute.
At Acija the population has looted
the bakers' stores.
The mortality among Infants and
aged persons is attaining terrifying
proportions, and in many localities the
working people are living on roots.
The government has organized public
works on a small scale, employing
about 600 men, but this Is a mere drop
la the bucket of misery, as a moderate
calculation shows that 200,000 are out
of employment
Cardinal Sancha, having exhausted
the available charitable funds, is go
ing from house to house In Seville,
begging for contributions, while the
employes of several banks and com
mercial houses have decided to devote
portion of their wages toward the re
lief of the destitute.
Count Romanones, minister of agri
culture, has JuBt concluded an exhaus
tive personal inquiry in the distressed
districts, following (in the relief fund
of $800,000 voted by the government.
His report creates the Impression that
herolo measures for relief are essen
tial. The count Journeyed from end to
end of Andalusia, and everywhere in
the tour provinces comprised therein
he was confronted with pictures of
The territory most stricken forms a
circle embracing Seville, Jerez, Cadiz,
Malaga and Cordova, where natural
forces appear to have combined
against the people's welfare.
Will Never Make a Financial Contrl
butlon to Japan.
St Petersburg. The curtain has
been rung down on the St. Petersburg
stage, but the center of Interest in
the peace negotiations between Rus
sia and Japan has been transferred to
Portsmouth. Emperor Nicholas, after
carefully weighing the consequences
of his act, has said his last word. Rus
sia will make no financial contribution
to Japan in any form whatsoever, and
unless Japan accedes to President
Roosevelt's efforts to effect a compro
mise between Russia and Japan, his
efforts will have proved unavailing.
Mr. Meyer, the American ambassa
dor, has Informed President Roosevelt
of Russia's ultimatum. She agrees to
cede half of the Island of Sakhalin and
to pay Japan for the maintenance ot
prisoners of war, but nothing more.
Russia declares that she has met
Japan more than half way and has
proved to the world the sincerity ot
ber desire for peace, but that she had
rather fight than pay an Indemlty. On
this point Russia has not changed her
opinion one halr's-breadth.
Smoker Caused Tragedy.
Erie, Pa. Captain Patrick MacMa-
bon of the yacht Mystic, was burned
to death and eighteen persons were al
most suffocated In a fire In the Charos
Heck black. The monetary loss was
not heavy. When the firemen ar
rived they found eighteen occupants
asleep, and almost dead from suffo
cation. With difficulty they were fin
ally gotten out of danger. The fire
started In MacMahon's room and prob
ably was caused by his having thrown
lighted cigar on the floor.
Family 8wept Away by Flood,
Charleston, W. Va. The vicinity of
Big Otter creek In Clay county, was
visited by a cloudburst Sunday, In
which five lives were lost and much
damage was done to property. The
home of John Pickering was surround
ed by water before the occupants were
aware of their danger. The family,
consisting of father, mother and four
children, the eldest a daughter 17
years of age, were swept away by the
flood, the mother being the only one
saved, she having clung to some float
ing debris.
Elections Will be Fair.
St Petersburg. The fears express
ed by the Liberals that elections to
the douma among the peasantry would
be swayed by the governmental ad
ministrative officials who hitherto
have exerted a great Influence In com-
munlcal affairs has been met with the
issuance of an order by the ministry
of the interior strictly limiting the
powers of the prefects to the extent of
their punitatlve authorities which in
sures the independence of the' com
munes in matters of local self-government
Peasants of the Caucasus Continue to
Intimidate Noblemen.
St Petersburg. There Is a greatly
Increased agrarian agitation in varl-
ous parts of the country, notably in frauds on Friday returned true bills
the Caucasus, where there have been against Claude F. Thayer, 'the Tilla
serlous disturbances. In the Gori dls- mok capitalist, son of former Got-
trlct the peasants are forcing the no- !!i??rThay?r Sf thIs tate' VSw"!
K. ..... . . . with several other operators Indicted
bles, under the menace of death, to an- wlth him., The significance of the ac
nounce to the newspapers that they i.ion is emphasized by the fact that
are handing over their holdings to when the indictment was returned
peasants freely, or are accepting one- there remained but six hours until the
tenth Instead of one-quarter of the aw would have been powerless to
crop yield, reach the crime.
Cleven Dead or Missing and Mines
Closed Down as Result of Cloud
burst Near Trinidad.
Denver. The cloudburst that flood
ad Road and Stock canyons near Trini
dad Friday evening was not so damag
ing to the property of the Colorado
Fuel ft Iron company and the Colorado
Y Southern railroad company as at
first reported, according to a statement
given out at the headquarters ot the
former company in this city.
The greatest loss to the fuel com
pany will come from the shut-down of
Its mintes and other property conse
quent upon the death of some ot Its
employes and the temporary stoppage
pf railroad traffic.
The following Is the list ot dead and
talsslng as officially reported to the
fuel company here:
Mrs. Joseph Veltrie and small child,
Pasquel Cauto, Joseph Mazzasco, Ra
fael Buceho, Antonla Constantino,
Phillip Pastere, Pasqual Bottalmo,
James Amotherman, Harry O'Neill,
and William Rayball.
The report does not separate the
dead from the missing in the list.
The representatives of the fuel com
nany at the scene of the disaster have
been Instructed to provide for the fam
ilies of the employes who were
trowned aad as fast as the bodies are
ecovered they are taken to Trinidad
for burial.
One Reason Why Russia Hesitates to
Make Peace. ,
Berlin. The dominant feeling In the
Russian court as reported officially
here, Is that Russia is in a better posi
tion to go on with the war since she
has heard Japan's terms than she was
before, because the dissemination of
these terms in Russia is having the
effect of bringing most educated per
sons to the conviction that the war
must be fought out as the conditions
are insupportable and because the re
turn to Russia of a hair a million sol
diers, discontented with their treat
went In the far east and witn we vain
results of their endurance, would aaa
to the Internal ferment, while tbe gov
ernment would not be able to trutn
fully answer the accusation that 11
made a dishonorable peace.
Rossis Takes Steps to Guard Against
Asiatic Disease.
Danzig, Prussia. The authorities
have failed to discover any new cases
of Asiatic cholera at Culm, West Prus-
sla, or elsewhere in the territory adja
cent to the Vistula river. Stations
have been established along the river
near the Russian frontier for the pur
pose of inspecting and limiting the
river traffic.
Prof. Channeemlsso of Psrls told the
medical academy recently that Eur-
one was in danger of a cholera epi
demic from me east, ana mm. wcou-
rn Prussia was a possible inlet ior
the disease. The medical authorities
nt Pru.ala. therefore, have taken vig
orous hold pf the situation and will
adoDt every means, to prevent we
spread of the disease.
Potato Juice as Consumption Cure,
New York. Physicians of this city
ere much Interested In a circular Is
sued Friday by the New York post
graduate hospital announcing the dis
covery of a new cure for consumption.
This new remedy is the Juice of raw
vegetables potatoes, beets, carrots,
onions, celery and the like, procured
Jay grinding and squeezing, a dose be
ing two ounces after meais.
Rescuer Also Drowned.
Vancouver, Wash. Two youths,
Ralph Criss and Ralph Gllllhan, were
drown In the Columbia river near here
Fridav evenlne. The boys were swim-
mlnir. Youne Criss got oeyona nis
eenth and was drowniag when Gllll
han attempted to go to his rescue. The
bovs struggled to reach safety, but
were unsuccessful. Another boy at
temnted to aid them, but was power
less. Young Crlss's body has Deen re
Stories to the Contrary Are Denouhoed
as False.
Lenox. Mass. When Baron Den
Buche, German charge d'affaires, was
shown the reports emanating from
Portsmouth, to the effect that the
German emperor was using his In
fluence against the acceptance by Rus
sia of Japans terms, he saia:
Such reports are contrary to the
truth. The emperor Is strongly lor
peace and Is not Interfering with Pres
dent Roosevelt's efforts. Quite the
contrary, he earnestly sympathizes
with the president's endeavors."
Boston Carpenters Win.
Boston. Six thousand union car
penters of Boston received an Increase
pf wages under the decision of Judge
George T. Wentworth, to whom as
special arbitrator the employers and
unionists submitted the question of a
new working agreement Judge Went
worth grants the five main demands
of the carpenters, including an in
crease of from 37 cents an hour to 41
bents, or from IT to $3.28 for an eight-
ho.ir day; double time for all over
time, and an eight-hour day.
Governor's Son Implicated In the Ore-
0n Land Frauds.
Portland, Ore. The Federal grand
f,,rT Investigating the Oregon land
Aether el "Th KMnapiwe Mlllloaalr," "CoImmI Mowoe'a DactrlM," tM
Copt bight, iMi, bt I All rlibu I Ooptmobt, stM. t
FBunwcK Uphaji Aoahs I reserved J A. J. Daaxal. BiPPI
CHAPTER XXX Continued.
"How much L. & O. have you?" he
"Thirty-five thousand shares," re
plied Mr. Mason.
"How many have you sold?" ad
dressing his son.
"About seventy-five thousand."
"Hu-m-mm. Fine outlook! Forty
thousand shares short on a stock, with
only a hundred thousand shares In
all," growled Randolph Morris. "By
God, If I pull out of this thing with a
dollar I'll place It where you can't
find It with a set of burglar'B tools!"
Randolph Morris glared at his son,
fumbled for his glasses and bent over
tbe tape.
"Fifty-five bid for L. & O.," it read.
"Bid sixty for any part of ten thou
sand shares. Gimme that telephone!
Go to the exchange, Mason, and get
on the other end of this wire, and I'll
give you the orders."
Shortly before noon a news agency
made publio a statement which
hastened the crisis. It read:
"The deal in L. & O. was engineered
by Mr. James Blake, tne dashing
young operator whpBe advent In New
York was signalized by the recent up
heaval In prices. For several weekB
Mr. Blake has quietly been absorb
ing blocks of L. ft O. To-day he se
cured ten thousand shares from Gen
eral Marshall Carden, which, with tbe
holdings of Mr. John Hawkins, gives
the syndicate of which Mr. Blake Is
the head absolute control of this valu
able property. Another railroad com
pany has been a bidder for control,
but the Carden stock gives Mr. Blake
the coveted advantage.
"It Is rumored that a well-known
and powerful banking house Is short
this stock to the amount of nearly
forty thousand shares. It opened at
29 4 and rapidly advanced to 75, and
then by leaps and bounds reached 125.
It Is believed that only a few scat
tered shares are yet in the market,
and that the stock is cornered.
"Later. It Is rumored that the
banking house of Randolph Morris ft
Company has suspended."
Father and 8on.
One by one the directors of the
bank had entered the room where
Randolph Morris, was making his
fight against overwhelming odds.
83ne he recognized by an almost im
perceptible bow, but no words came
from his lips as he bent over the tape.
TAe faces of the directors were pale
and drawn from tension.
When L ft O. had mounted to
eighty dollars a share, Randolph Mor
ris changed his tactics and attempted
to check the rise by throwing all his
holdings on the market. In less than
an hour he hurled tbirty-flve thousand
shares Into the speculative whirl
pool. It was like stemming Niagara with
a straw. The price did not sag. The
powerful Interests back of L. ft O.
pledged three millions of dollars for
this stock and clamored for more.
In response to a demand for mar
gins, Randolph Morris deposited sev
eral millions cash and valid securi
ties. Alarmed by rumors, patrons of
the bank formed In long lines and de
manded their deposits.. There was no
gleam of hope, but grim In defeat the
old banker stood by the wheel and
watched the ship ot his fortunes as
she swiftly neared the reefs of ruin.
A clerk entered and handed to Ran
dolph Morris the yellow slip of paper
containing the bulletin. He read It
slowly, crumpled It In his hands and
threw It on the floor.
Grasping his massive gold-headed
cane, he brought it down on the glass
dome which covered the delicate
mechanism of the ticker. One of the
flying fragments cut his cheek and a
few drops of blood slowly trickled
down his face.
'The corporation of Randolph Mor-
rig ft Company is bankrupt!" he said,
rising to his feet and looking Into the
faces of his astounded associates.
"The Board of Directors will convene
at once and take formal action to that
effect Be seated, gentlemen, and
come to order. You may make the
motion for suspension, Mr. Mason."
When Randolph Morris adjourned
the directors' meeting he looked about
tor his son, but he was not in the
room. He found Arthur Morris with
in the caged enclosure occupied by
the paying teller. In his hands were
several packages of money.
"What are you doing there?" de
manded Randolph Morris.
Cashing a check," was the sullen
Yon are a thief as well as a fool,"
roared Randolph Morris, his hand on
the door and his features convulsed
with passion. "No officer of a bank
os the point of suspension has a right
to accept or withdraw funds, and you
know it"
He grabbed Arthur Morris by the
shoulder and dragged him through the
narrow doorway.
My curse goes with that money!"
he shouted, his face convulsed with
rage. "You have dragged me down
Orasprfg bio magi jtettW cane be brout Mom on the jlm dome
to shame and poverty In my old age.
I hope, by God, that everything you
buy with that money will give you
pain! I wish to God"
His voice was choked, the blood
surged to his temples, his hands
clutched at bis throat, and with a
gasp for breath he tell heavily to the
Before Arthur Morrla realized what
had happened, others were by his
father's side. The stricken old finan
cier partially recovered consciousness
before a physician arrived, but again
sank Into a most alarming condition.
"Apoplexy," said the physician. In
answer to a question. '"Is this his
first attack?" he asked Arthur Mor
ris. "I don't know," was the reply. "I've
seen tbe governor so mad he couldn't
speak, several times, but never so bad
as this."
As he spoke Randolph Morris
opened bis eyes and they rested on
his son. '
"Take him away," he said, averting
his eyes. "Take him away, and give
me a chance to live."
"You're all right, governor," said
Arthur Morris, as the doctor gave him
a signal to stay out of sight "Keep
cool and you'll come out on top. I
feel as bad as you do about It, but
there's no use in kicking. Brace up
and take your medicine like a man;
we may win out yet."
To which encouraging advice Ran
dolph Morris made no reply, and the
son left the room.
As Randolph Morris was tenderly
carried down the steps, through an
angry crowd, and placed In an ambu
lance, he opened his eyes and looked
longingly at the building which bore
his name. Thus he made his last
Journey away from the roar and tur
moil ot Wall street; a mental, physi
cal and financial wreck, cast on the
shores of oblivion by a storm terrific
and unforeseen.
Arthur Morris, stripped of all power
by tbe action of the directors, stood
amid the wreck of his fortunes.
He was a witness to the compro
mise by which a representative ot
James Blake ft Company agreed to
terms, which, while protecting the de
positors, called for the sacrifice ot the
millions which once stood in his name.
The fifty thousand dollars he had suc
ceeded at the last moment In draw-
ing from the bank was all that was
left to him.
Through the long hours of that
eventful day General Cardan's eyes
were fixed on tbe stock board. Fw
ot the excited customers of James
Blake ft Company recognized the ex
banker, and none knew the reason for
his absorbing interest In the fluctua
tions of the stock labeled L. ft O.
Who was this man Blake, and why
had he offered to place a fortune In
his hand? Why had this stranger
come from out the West, and by '.he
magic of his touch, transformed a
worthless stock Into one of so grtat
value that millionaires struggled mad
ly for its possession?.
When he took his last look at the
stock board L. ft O. was quoted at
105. He nervously drew a slip of
paper from his pocket and made a
rapid calculation. If Blake chose to
realize at the quotation, General Gar
den's share of the profits would be
nearly eight hundred thousand dollars.
The figures puzzled him, and he made
the calculation anew, only to find It
accurate. This represented more than
the fortune he had lost.
A wild impulse came which urged
him to demand of Blake the sale of
his stock. What right had he to im
peril that which would insure the hap
piness of his daughter and the repose
of his old age? Hurriedly he retraced
his steps until he reached Broadway,
and again he entered Blake's office.
An hour had passed, and he hardly
dared look at the quotations. Per
haps the deal had collapsed? Per
haps "U ft O. 145, 145, 146V4," called
out the man who was reading the
ticker. "Two thousand L. ft O. at
An exultant shout went up from the
crowd of men who surrounded James
Blake. His handsome face was aglow
with pleasure as they slapped him on
the back.
"My congratulations, general,"
Blake tald, grasping the old soldier's
hand. "Our little pool Is working
splendidly! Do you feel like getting
out at 160, general? I wouldn't ad
vise you to do so, but It you wish it
can be arranged. I have a customer
who will take the stock off your hands
at that figure."
"I I am entirely satisfied to let it
alone," said General Carden, drawing
himself up proudly. "Handle my
stock according to your Judgment
The subordinate should not question
the policy of a victorious command
er." "Mr. Burton wishes to see you,"
whispered a clerk to Blake, and the
famous head ot the firm turned and
left General Carden.
He heard the shouts of victory and
found himself shaking bands a
laughing with strangers. He felt a
strong grasp on his shoulder Md
turned to see James Blake.
"We settle with Randolph Morris
ft Company at 175," he whispered,
"Your share ot the profits is nearly
million and a half. I'll call at your
house this evening, and give yo a
check for the exact amount"
"I can find no words to express my
feelings," said General Carden. deep
ly affected. "I do not think that I am
entitled to so large a share ot these
profits. I I really I do not know
what to say to you, Mr. Blake. God
bless and reward you."
"Don't thank me," replied James
A strange expression came over bis
face and a look of pain to his dark
eyes. "I am not I should not
He paused, released General Carden's
hand and turning abruptly, rushed
across the room and vanished into an
Inner office.
In the turmoil of his own feelings
General Carden paid little attention
to this strange action. Six hours be
fore he had entered these rooms all
but penniless. He left them more
than a millionaire.
In a darkened room In a remote
quarter of the city, a gray-hatred man
gasped for breath and moaned In his
delirium. A great financial battle had
been fought. Randolph Morris was
one ot the stricken victims, and Mar
shall Carden was one ot tbe victors.
In this age of commercial and Indus
trial barbarism, man must climb tc
glory over the dead and mangled bod
ies of the losers. Commercial compe
tition has all the horrors and none of
the chivalry of physical warfare.
Thoughts such as these came to
John Burt when the news circulated
that Randolph Morris had been strick
en in his office. The blow aimed at
the son had fallen with crushing force
on the father. In the hour of victory
John Burt was silent and sad, and
John Hawkins was not slow to glean
the reason.
"I wouldn't worry over Randolph
Morris," be said, with a gruffness
which was assumed. "The old man
will recover. One stroke ot apoplexy
won't kill him."
"Write to Randolph Morris," said
John, addressing Blake, "and say that
bis personal property Is exempt In this
settlement. He has scheduled It as
having a value of nearly a million dol
lare. I shall not take It from him.
He's an old man, with daughters and
others dependent on him."
"Good for you, Burt!" exclaimed
John Hawkins. "It isn't business, but
business Is hell as old Sherman said
about war. I'm going to my hotel to
take a nap. Where can I see you this
evening? Dine with me at the hotel
at nine o'clock. What d'ye say? You.
too, Blake."
(To be continued.)
How Commodore Monroe Was Made
Eligible for Position.
Just what the Larchmont Yacht
club will do, now that Gus Monroe is
dead, the members are wondering.
With Mr. Monroe the Larchmont
Yacht club was a hobby. He worked
harder to make that organization suc
ceed than many men work at their
business. He was identified with the
club for more than twenty years, and
all that time he was an officeholder.
In 1883 he was chosen commodore.
He did not own a yacht then.
"Bill," he said to his friend, W. 8.
Alley, "they want me to be commo
dore, but I can't be, because I haven't
a boat."
"Is that all that prevents you from
accepting the nomination?" aBked Mr.
"That's all," was the reply.
"Then I'll give you my yacht the
Schemer. I'll have the boat properly
transferred to you In consideration of
$1. You can keep her as long as yon
like, but when you want to get rid of
her you must give roe the opportunity
to take her back again for $1."
"That's a go," said the commodore.
The Schemer, which was the most
famous sloop In her day, was dwlj
transferred, and Mr. Monroe paid Mr.
Alley $1.
"Now, I'll match you for the dollar,''
said the commodore.
They matched, and Mr. Alley lost,
so the commodore got bis flagship fc
He kept the Schemer for two ye?e,
retired from office, and then had file
yacht transferred back to Mr. Ally.
When Mr. Alley paid the dollar he sug
gested that they should match for (t.
"Not on your life," said CommooVre
Monroe. "That dollar is going to to.
a souvenir of the flagship I owMl
that never cost a cent." New YJrA
Causes of Nervous Prostration.
"Believe me," said a Spruce seft
physician who makes a specialty of
treating nervous disorders, "it Milt
overwork that superinduces nerVMs
prostration. The men who sucovHb
to nervous strain are not the men fo
work continually under high preHgv.
The man who has no relaxation Vis
no time to brood over his health, awd
brooding Is fatal to a man whose
nerves are highly strung. If a man is
constantly busy in mind from morning
until night he isn't In any danger of
nervous trouble. It's only when he re
laxes and gives himself a certain
amount of leisure that he is danger.
A man Is a good bit like a piece of
machinery. It's the relaxation that
tells. Take Russell Sage, for in
stance. He celebrated his 88th birth
day to-day, and he Is In the harness
all the time. Should he give up even
a part of his dally routine the proba
bilities are that he would be a dead
man in six months. The man whose
nerves trouble him Is the man ot com
parative leisure." Philadelphia Rec
ord. '
Mountain Air to Blame.
A new guest arrived at a New
Hampshire farmhouse where a Bos
ton gentleman happened to be holding
forth on the piazza. The newcomer
was much Impressed by the speaker's
"I declare," he remarked to the
landlord, "that man has an extensive
vocabulary, hasn't he?"
The landlord was mightily pleased
"That's so," he said. "That's what
mountain air will do for a man. He
ain't been boardln' with me but two
weeks, and I know he must have let
his waistband out much as four
times." Rochester Herald.
Toss of Coin Resulted In Select!
Frank W. Pettygrove of Seattle M
the penny that named the citv
Portland. Ore. On the toss 0f tht.
coin depended the question wheti,.
the Willamette metropolis should I
known as Portland or Boston. t.i
the coin turned "tails," and the tow.
was named after Portland, Me the
former home ot Mr. Pettygron!
A. L. Lovejoy of Massachusetts a
member ot the party that laid out
Portland, desired to name It Boston,
after the most important city B njj
state. Pettygrove wanted to nans It
Portland, after the most important
city In Maine, his native state. They
agreed to toss a penny, heads to bt
Boston, tails to mean Portland, thi
best two In three to be the cholct
Pettygrove won the first toss; Lon
Joy won the second, and the thlit
proved to be tails, and Portland It wu
The younger Pettygrove still hu
the identical penny and would got
take any amount of money for it Hli
father kept It for a pocket piece, and
It has been handed down to the' son,
who bears his father's name. It u
dated 1835, and Is one ot those large
coins In vogue at that time, about ti
size of the quarter of the present day.
Lesson for Women.
Jersey Shore, Pa., Aug. 28th (Bp,
elal) "Dodd's Kidney Pills have dona
worlds ot good for me." That's whit
Mrs. C. B. Earnest ot this place hu
to say ot the Great American Kidney
"I was laid up sick," Mrs. Eirnnt
continues, "and had not been out of
bed for five weeks. Then I began to
use Dodd's Kidney Pills and now I an
o I can work and go to town without
suffering any. I would not be without
Dodd's Kidney Pills. I have good rca
son to praise them everywhere."
Women who suffer should lean i
lesson from this, and that lemon a
"cure the kidneys with Dodd's Kidney
Pills and your suffering will ceau
Woman's health depends almoit .
tlrely on her kidneys. Dodd's Kidney
Pills hsve never yet failed to nib
healthy kidneys.
Regulated Price of Meat
In 1592, in England, butchers wtn
compelled by law to sell their bed
for a half penny a pound and mutti
for three farthings. The butchent
London sold penny pieces of beef t
the relief of the poor, every plecs t
pounds and a half, sometimes thin
pounds for a penny.
Go by the book you find
in our package, and have
such tea as will make you
drink more.
Your fracvr maru your bio&7 If jom doc!
Ilk Sskllllnc-i Sml
Locomotive Needs Much Oil.
A passenger locomotive needs about
120 gallons ot oil each year to keep fl
j running order.
Three-quarters of the tea
is not very good; what's the
Tovr g-rmwr return jrovr BMM7 If jm tA
Uto SchllUnc'f Bt.
Green Light the Best
It has been found that a pale pm
light used In the clock faces of tta
tower of the English House of Pi
ment shows the figures and the bull
on the dials much more distinctly t&u .
the whitish light hitherto used.
Shake hands, we are
friends, tea friends, friends
We have hosts of friends.
Tour (rtMr return four nonay II 7
Ukt SomlUiWl Bwt.
Valuable In Business.
Learn to "get along" with me
a business and social way as so t
Junct to your business capscltW
Whether it be natural or an acquire
virtue It will count for much Id tt
career of any man.
Fd CroM Ball Blun. Lrse l-o. Pp"Y.i
eeau. The Bum Compuy, South Beat, "
The Really Strong Mind.
"The mind that Is parallel with tW
laws of nature will be in the current
of events, and strong with tta
strength." Emerson.
- I
There are perhaps no two
more important words be
tween you and your grocer
than Schilling's Best
tour tracer return, your nosey If yon d""'1 "w
r.lilu tha W0
"The wasp is a disputatious cf
ture, to be sure," observed m f"
i.. it nolnt
Or, "DUl II always cum. r-
We like to pay-out the
money; won't you plcase
take some?
Ttrar groeer return! yonr money II i
Uke SehllUnc'e Beit.
Use of Corals Is Ancient
The use of corals by Infaati
teething is at least J09 years oU-
Pine's Cure tor Consumption 1 " '.
meaioine for oougni na biiu
Ooeu Qrove. N, J.. Feb. il- V&
"Well, dern the luck I
Samson through his
rtAerri afta.1. rllleh una Dei - .
. .1 n
tilrJ flnl.W with him. "BUS"",.
by one o' them lady barbers,

xml | txt