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GMIT Master Audas is out at the M. M. Corner home this week visiting Lewis. Mrs. J. E. Mc Guire, was down to Audubon Sunday visiting her parents. Forrest Ferrel's mother and sister are over from their home in Irwin this week visiting him. Frank Mc Laughlin took advantage of the harvest excursion Wednesday and went to Ames on a visit. Mrs. F. C. Kepp and daughter Flor ence went to Manning Friday and visited for a day with friends. John Liken arrived home Tuesday from Illnois where he has been for a few weeks visiting his family. Miss Jessie Packard went up to Manning Monday and is visitiug at the home of Mr. and Mrs Tom Wilson. Bert Lacy and will Barger began work Monday on the section and will help to keep the great system in shape. Geo. Gray expects to shell out the corn he has stored in cribs at this place and to put it upon the markets. Jim Tuton ceased working for J. C. F.Wicker Monday on the school build ing and will now attend to affairs of his own. Groteluschen & Forsbeck gathered up a couple of cars of cattle and hog3 and shipped them to theeastern mark ets Saturday. John Archer and family came up from Audubon Tuesday morning and took a team to drive into the country to visit relatives. Miss Lottie Delaney who has been visiting for some time at the H. B. Shelly home returned to her home at Conn Rapids Friday. Sam Randies the veteran stock feed er and farmer purchased of Grotelusch en & Forsbeck seventeen head of stock cattle for winter shipment. F. M. Leet drove through town last Friday on his way to Manning but stopped long enough to see how busi ness was progressing at the bank. M. M. Corner has decided that stock and farm animals would be better off this winter with a new barn and ac cordingly will soon have one construct ed. Milton Goonough'a father came out trom his home in Story County and brought with him little Mable Good nough who has been down there visit ing for several weeks. Word came down from Carroll this week that John Crow who has been quarantine for some time for small pox was released Monpav. but the family are still uner quarantine. Hi Packard and Ol Mease havo both decided to put up new houses on their respective places that will be patterns of modern conveniences and add to the beauty of their places. The president of the school board and the teachers met Wednesday even ing to formulate & course of study for the coming year, to Rave every thing /"in readiness for school to open. j* School will begin next Monday morning. The two lower grades will begin work in the old building and the high room is to wait until some time later to begin in the new build ing. Nels Christensen sold the remainder of his feeders this last week. 18G head in all for $3.35.. He has given them a good long feed and they are well bred so that they represent a fine bunch. Frank Rogers of the restaurant pur chased of Gene Mertz the tirst of the week the barn on one of his lots and is now putting it up south ot the restuar ant and making it to fit his accom modations. Charley Beers who is now clerking in the general store of T. B. Creveling is developing into somewhat of a horse trader doing his initiatory trade last week and of course as is usual both sides made a good deal. F. Huffman returned home last Thursday from Lincoln Nebr., and vicinity where has been visiting and reports that they can beat us in every respect in corn, wheat and oats, but in grasses we can go way ahead of them, Tuesday John Garber was out in his corn and husked part of a load of corn and it shows up as good as the average year. John thinks he will have a good yield and from observing this load we know that it will be of good quality. Ora Corner was one of the progres sive farmers last spring who had the nerve to try barley and" as a result not long ago put on the market about five hundred bushels of as nice bright grain as is often seen and getting a good price for it. The bronce man was in town last Friday and as a result got several trades out of the boys, "Sandy" Peter son buying one, and Monday the champion rider, Jesse Higgins, was busy breaking it so the saddle which he successfully did to their entire satisfaction. IK spirit of improvement struch the inhabitants of the north side of town this week and began building new Fine line of SAMPLES for winter CUTHINC Good Overcoats from $14.00 up Stylish Suits from $16.00 up Work and lit guaranteed WM. MEHLE AUDUBON, IOWA if JT sidewalks so the children will have food roads to school. Mr. Jensen, ohn Campbell and in front of the Bargers are all in good shape. This is commendable and should be followed up all over town. E. E. BeemB purchased Monday the building he now occupies as a biiliard hall and barber shop owned by Ge ne Mertz, and will now go ahead and fit it up in first class repair, for the on coming winter- He will relay the covering and put cloth over the ceil ing inside and then paper it so it will be quite a neat tasty place. F. Huffman piloted Chas. Doodey, ChaB. Borkoski and Emil Muckke to South Dakota Tuesday evening on a land seeking excursion. They are going to a part of the country wherein are good opportunities like unto those here twenty years ago when this country seemed to offer no induse ments to the settlers. Last Sunday S. P. Peterson the harness man passed the corner stone of his age that marks the time when he can and must accept citizenship and by his vote help to elect the law makers and law enforcers of our country, and out at his home the time was properly spent in a manner that will help him always to remember the time he passed his 21st. birthday. Tonight, Thursday the young people of the vicinity are to gather at the home of John Lacy to catch the tune that falls from the violin and like elfs in Shakespeare's Midsummers night Dream, to while away the hours in pleasure and joyous nlirt. When the firefly has sought its rest they will be seen wander forth in the "starlight thence home to catch what sleep they may. In the dim gray dawn of Monday morning, Fred Daher and wife were called upon to mourn the death of their little boy who was called upon to depart this world and mingle with innocence, purity and bliss in the great mysterious hereafter. The call came as a wave of sorrow to those torn and bleeding hearts who no longer feel the touch of infant prattle or the hand of innocence and,love. After the services -the little one was taken to Audubon where it was laid to rest in the cemetery. CZOLGOSZ SILENT IN COURT. Prisoner Refuses to Plead When Ar raigned—Crowds Hiss Assassin. Buffalo, Sept. IS.—Leon F. Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley, was arraigned before Judge Edward K. Emery in the county court yester day on the indictment of murder in the first degree. Again the stubborn pris oner refused to plead or even to ut ter a word or sound and the Hon. Loran L. Lewis, ex-supreme court jus tice, entered a plea of not guilty. The accused wili be tried in the supreme court next Monday morning. Crowds flocked to the city hall to see the prisoner and the most notable incident of the day was the hissing of the prisoner by the crowds who surged around him as he was being escorted down the stairs, which were still draped in mourning garb. The strong guard of patrolmen and deputy sheriffs had been dispensed with, so that the people were able to get nearer the prisoner as he passed to and from the court room. Czolgosz's appearance was that of a man shamming insanity. Colombian Insurgents Routed. Colon, Colombia, Sept. 18.—The Co lombian cruiser General Pinzon re turned to Colon yesterday, bringing news of an easy victory for the gov ernment troops at Bocas del Toro last Saturday, the liberals, or insurgents, being utterly routed and their guns and ammunition captured. The reb els lost 30 killed and wounded, and had 10 prisoners taken. The others made their escape. The government forco lost five killed and four wounded. CHICAGO GRAIN AND PROVISIONS. Features of the Trading and Closing Quotations. Chicago, Sept. 17.—All grains were active today oil the board of trude la response to reports of frost lust night. December wheat closed lV4c higher, December corn up uiul December outs l%e im proved. Provisions were active and closed with gains of from lTVie to 21iV6o. Closing prices: Wheat—Sept., 00%c Dee., 71%e. Corn—Sept., 58%c Dec., OOVic. Outs—Sept., 3594c: Dec., 37%c. l'ork—Oct., $14.90 Jan., $1U.02%. Kills—Oct., $8.70 Jan., $8.37Vj. Lard—Oct., $9.63 Jan., $U.32V4 Cash quotations—No. 2 red wheat, 71® 71%c No. 3 red wheat, G9@70e No. 3 spring wheat, old, US'/jSTOe No. 2 hard wheat, Ui)@70c No. 3 hurd wheat, 08V4@70c No. 2 cash corn, 5SVic No. 3 new corn, 58®58V4e: No. 2 cush oatB, 35Ms(&36c No. 2 white outs, 3814&3SV4C. Chicago Live Stock. Chicago, Sept. 17.-Cuttle-Kecelpts, 4,500, Including 2,500 no choice natives here und murket steadier good to prime steers, $6.00(36.40 poor to medium, $firstname.lastname@example.org stockers and feeders, $2.50®4.25 cows und heifers, $email@example.com cunners, $firstname.lastname@example.org bulls, $2.00:£4.73 calves, $email@example.com Tex as steers, $3.00®4.50 western steers, $3.75 @4.25. Hogs—Uecelpts, today, 18,000 to morrow, 12,000, estimated left over, 2,000 active and EktiSlOc higher mixed and butch ers, $6.30^6.80 good to choice heavy, $6.70 @7.07% rough heavy, $6.3O@6.0O light, $6.75(^6.80 bulk of sales, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep —Receipts, 25,000 slow and 10@15o lower good to choice wethers, $email@example.com fair to choice mixed, $3.55®3.S0 western sheep, $firstname.lastname@example.org native lambs, $email@example.com west ern lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Kansas City Live 8tock. Kansas City, Sept. 17.-Cattle-Ileoe!pts, 14,700 generally steady to 18c higher choice export and dressed beef steers, $0 75 ®0.25 fair to good, $email@example.com stockers and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org western fed steers, $email@example.com western range steers, S3.25® 4.80 Texaus and Indians, $firstname.lastname@example.org Tex as cows email@example.com native cows, $2.50® 4.25 belfers, $firstname.lastname@example.org bulls, $2.25®4.23 calves, $3.00443.50. Hogs—Receipts, 10, 000 5gl5c higher: top, $6.85 bulk, $6.50® 6.80 heavy, $email@example.com mixed paokers, $5.80K6.80 light. $firstname.lastname@example.org pigs, $4.70® 6.10. Sheep—Receipts, 5,000 steady lambs, $4.00g4.63 western wethers, $email@example.comS ewes, $2.7003.25 feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org stock ers, $email@example.com. South Omaha Live Stock. South Omaha, Sept. 17,-Cattle—ReoeJpts, 0,400 strong to 10c higher nutlve beef steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org western BteerB, $3.60® 4.90 Texas steers, $email@example.com cows and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org cunners, $email@example.com stockers and feeders, stronger, $firstname.lastname@example.org calves, $email@example.com bulls, stags, etc, $2.00 «*-Sa. Hobs—Receipts. 7.900: StfYuo 5* bmmk ,n.»1 P^Pllfl Jake Ruhs went to Omaha Tuesday evening on business. Markets: Corn, 46c oats, 30c bar [ey, 45c wheat, 54c hogs, $6.20. Fred Tessman Jr. was on the Ross markets Tuesday with 500 bushels of corn. A. K. Heuss had the threshers at his place Tuesday turning put his cereal crop for the year. Dr. A. L. Brooks and wife and daughter spent last Sunday at the pleasant home of A. J. Eddy. John Rickett was clown to Exira last week to see about getting a farm to lent for the coming summer. A car of coal wa=? expected in Ross Wednesday, much to the satisfaction of man who are longing to see it. Laren Krans had 500 bushels of old corn shelled out Tuesday and brought it to town and placed it on the mar ket. Ferdinand Weiderstein cut corn Monday f'orWni. Diest and fixed it so he could easily put it in the shock for this winter's use. Max Ehlert arrived at Ross Tues day and commenced clerking at the Farmers Store where he will be pleased to meet his friends. (Jeo. Stemm and Jake Ruhs had a well sunk on their place in the rear of their business houses last Tuesday getting a good supply of water. There will be a social gathering of the young people at the home ot Gene Clark for one ot the good times such as they are in the habit of having Friday. Mrs. Hart went up to Manning Monday to be present at the funeral of her little niece who was buried there. She returned home Tuesday evening. Fred Tessirian Sr. has 1200 bushels of old corn that he expects to have shelled out this week to put on the market now that he is sure of a good crop this year. Bertie Jensen the expert butter maker js now running the creamerv alone, doing all the work as the cream is not coming in very fast this time of the year. Jim Rutherford is back from Vail and is busy in the Farmers Store helping in every department. His former experience will enable him to make a good and efficient clerk. Martin OlSen went out to Omaha Tuesday evening to get some feeders for future use. He is a good and capable judge of stock and will be able to tell when he sees a bargain. Geo. Sleuim is still having a tre mendous trade in his harness business. He now employs three men in the shop and then even is rushed to get out work for the people who demand it. The executive board of the stock holders of the creamery in their re cent meeting decided to build onto the residence of lhe buttermaker and make it a more commodious and han dier place. Jim Rice and wife, from Kirkman, and Miss Mae Harvey, of DesMoines, were at the home of Albert Fest Sat urday night talking over old times and the future. Jim is growing fat and doing well in the land business as his friends will be pleased to learn. Tonight in the silence of the even ing gaily dressed young people may be seen wending their way to the home of Sam Mulford to chase for & time the pleasure of the games they may introduce and carry out. They are a jolly crowd and in their gather ings have such splendid times. We scarcely know to whom to at tribute horse trading propen sities as so many are getting into the habit of it. Jake Ruhs now and then tries his hand and Walter Lee too shows up once once in a while in this line. In fact any man can gee any kind of trade he chooses of any man in town. Last Tuesday night the sparkling lanterns of the night smiled and spar kled down upon a crowd of gav young people who iu gala attire directed their teams toward the home of Matt Frost where perhaps they meet for the iaBt time to enjoy themselves in a night of frolic, fun and dance. They have had many lovely times here and this one was but a repetition of for mer times. The board of directors of the schools of Cameron township met last Monday and transacted what was necessary, electing the following ofi ficers: John Lovelace, President. J. J. Courtney, Secretary. Geo. Ross, Treasurer. Directors: No. 1. M. D. Crow. No. 2. A. D. Gray. No. 3. Walter Greenlee. No. 4. Ora Corner. No. 5. Frank Corner. No. 6. August Schraeder. No. 7. Harry Bovaird. No. 8. L. G. Kopp. No. tt. John Lovelace. Threshing Engine Explodes. Aberdeen, S. D., Sept. 17.—It is re ported that a threshing engine ex ploded yesterday near Frederick, S. D., killing two men, named Nelson and Oasterdahl. Particulars are not od tainable, but It Is feared others were Injured. s-* -«v isslf a 1 AN EXPLANATION. If you'll make a diagnosis when you're feeling aid and dreary, As you would with any everyday disease If you'll simply question science as to why you're glum and weary And everything seems dull and ill at ease, Perhaps you will discover, after devious calculi tions, The cause of all these symptoms which appall, And you'll smile as you reflect, in spite various irritations, That it's nothing but the weather after all. You'll find a sigh denoting neither sorrow nor contrition A tear drop's not indicative of care. They are products of the meteorological condi tion, Of extra moisture that is in the air. So perhaps it's not in reason fortune's chance to be reviling Or to vow life's store of happiness is 6mall, For when the sun comes out again, again we will be smiling It's nothing but the weather after all. ..... —Washington Star. SPIRIT SLATE WRITING. How the Mysterious Sentences Are Prepared Iu Advance. Spiritualistic slate writing, if cleverly doije, always makes a marked impres sion on a magician's audience because it utterly baffles their efforts to detect the trick. They see a small cabinet suspended above the stage by means of cords or ribbons. It has an open front and is empty. The magician turns it around so that every part of it may be seen and taps it inside and out with his wand to show that it is hollow. On a stand near by he has a small easel, a common school slate, a bottle of india ink with a quill pen in it and a few sheets of ordinary white writing paper. All these he passes around among the audience for examination. Then he fixes a sheet of the paper to the slate by means of wafers, places the slate on the easel and the easel in the cabinet, together with the bottle of ink, the latter having the pen still in it. Having allowed the audience to see the articles thus arranged in the cabi net, he throws a large silk handker chief over it. Mysterious sounds are immediately heard, and the cabinet shakes as if some living thing had en tered It. When the sounds and the shaking cease, he removes the hand kerchief, showing an inscription writ ten in bold black letters on the paper and the pen not in the ink bottle, but lying on the bottom of the cabinet. He then removes the paper from the slate and passes it around for examination, when the writing is immediately recog nized as having been done with India ink. The explanation of the trick is sim ple. The writing was done in advance by the performer, the fluid used being a solution of sulphuric acid of the pur est quality. To make the solution 50 drops of the concentrated acid are add ed to one ounce of filtered water. Writ ing done with this solution is invisible until exposed to heat. When so ex posed. it comes out perfectly black, looking exactly like dried India ink. The heat is applied by means of an electric.,current running over wire with which the slate is wound. The cords by which the cabinet is suspended con ceal copper wires, which conduct the current to the slate. Black silk threads suitably attached enable the performer to make the sounds in the cabinet, to cause the cabinet to shake and' to jerk the pen out of the ink bottle. Several sheets of paper are prepared in advance, each with a different in scription, the performer telling one in scription from another by secretly marked pin pricks.—New York Herald. Keeping at It. There is a very old but very good story about a boy who was engaged one winter day in putting a ton of coal Into a cellar. His only implement was a small fire shovel. Noticing this, a benevolent old gentleman expressed surprise and commiseration. "My son," said the gentleman, "you surely do not expect to put in all that coal with that little shovel?" "Oh, yes, I do," replied the boy cheer fully. "All I have to do is to keep at it." There is a lesson in this story for young and old. and it is exemplified in the lives of the great men of the world. It is a mistake to suppose that the best work of the world is done by people of great strength and many opportunities. "Keeping at It" is the secret of success. —Exchange. Left Handed Medicine. An Atchison druggist tells this story and declares that it Is true: He had tonsilitis. but did not send for a doc tor, as he knew he would be all right as soon as the swelling "broke." But his wife was worried and insisted on sending for a doctor. When the doc tor arrived, he'looked through his medi cine case, and said he had nothing suitable for the patient that the medi cine he had was for the right side, whereas the swelling in the throat was on the left side. Then he hurried away to get his left banded medicine.—AtcLl son Globe. Catching a. Feminine Flab. "Do you really think there are mer maids in the sea?" "Certainly," said the dime museum man. "Then why hasn't anybody besides you succeeded In catching one?" "Because nobody else wns smart enough to bait a hook with the latest style of Paris hat." was the answer.— Washington Star. The Mean Thins. Miss Passay—I dread to think of my fortieth birthday. Miss Pert—Why? Did something un pleasant happen then.—Tit-Bits. In a ton of Dead sea water there are 187 pounds of salt Bed sea 93. Med iterranean S5. Atlantic 81, English channel 72, Black sea 2G, Baltic 18 and Caspian sea 11. .'» s^J Insects and Itaya, A writer in The American Ray Journal tells of some unusual experi ments upon insects with P.oentgen rays. A box was made, half of wood and half of sheet lead. In the wooden half a number of larvse of flies, bees, bee tles and other insects were placed, and the box was then put In the field of the rays. The insect colony at once be came greatly excited, and after crawl ing to and fro finally emigrated to a worm to the leaden half of the box, where the rays could not penetrate. The experiment was repeated many times and always with the same result A similar experiment was tried with the blind larvse of a certain species of beetle. A number of them were placed in an open cigar box, which also con tained a metal box with an opening. No sooner were the rays turned on than the insects showed signs of dis tress. Their uneasiness increased, and in a little while they all sought refuge in the metal box. As the larvse in the second experiment were entirely sight less their perception of the rays must take place through the nerves of the skin. Getting a Day Off. A certain government officer was noted for being a hard taskmaster to those who were under him, the serv ants in his own establishment being no exception. His valet was expected to be on duty SG5 full days in the year. Being detailed to accompany a scien tific expedition on an extended cruise, the officer unbent a little in communi cating the news to his personal attend ant. "Well, Jr.mes," he said, "how would you like to go with me around the world?" "Do we go from east to west, sir?" asked the valet. "Yes." "We lose a day in going that way, don't we?" "We do." "Well, sir, I'd like it first rate. It would give me one day off." His master was so pleased with the aptness of the retort that he gave him a week off to prepare for the trip.— Youth's Companion. Tl»e American Soldier. That West Point i3 the best military school in the world is conceded by all impartial critics. Its methods trans form the average raw youth into the honorable, refined officer of our army. He is pre-eminent ly taught the "habit of command," which, as a rule, he uses without any of the arrogance shown by officers of some of the armies of Europe, notably that of Germany. He is made to realize that he commands men who are as sen sitive as they are brave and who ap preciate and respect a character com bining generosity, kindness, firmness and, above all else, physical and moral courage. These traits of character are careful ly cultivated at West Point, with a re sult that, besides having the best en listed personnel, we have in the United States army, without question or doubt, the best trained and mpst capable gen tlemen as officers. Army and Navy Journal. An Arctic Bill of Fare. The Eskimos at home in their native frozen wilds do not believe in cooking. Their meat, be it seal, fish, veniscn. trout, salmon, whale blubber or cod fish, they devour in its natural raw state and with the same gusto with which the average small boy tackles a watermelon. As for bread and vege tables, they have nohe. They set their seal oil lamps going, suspend a soap stone dish filled with snow over it, and with the water thus obtained they mix an equal quantity of molasses procured from the Hudson Bay company. That they drink and are happy. That is the sum total of an arctic cuisine. A Flame Combination. If a small quantity of chlorate of potash be powdered and mixed with an equal quantity of powdered sugar, a caudle may be lighted by means of the mixture without matches. Place a llttl-.* of it in the depression around the wick of a candle that has been previously used and then touch the mixture with a glass rod the end of which has been dipped in oil of vit riol. It will burst into flame, lighting the candle. An Elaborate Bank Note. The most elaborate bank note Is the hundred ruble note of K-tssia, of the time of the Empress Catherine, which is a gorgeous piece of paper about 4 Inches by 10. The note Is barred from top to bottom with all the colors of the rainbow blended as when thrown through a prism. In the center In bold relief is a large, finely executed vi gnette of the Empress Catherine I in black.—London Tit-Bits. 1 Testimony of the Xoae. An eminent physician now proclaims that the ancient and general opinion that the nose is an index to charac ter is a fallacy. And It may be pro claimed with fully as much confidence that there is nothing which any emi nent physician knows to be so that other eminent'physicians do not know to be "ain't so."—Louisville Courier Journal. Declined the Honor. "Perkins," said Colonel Hankthun der, "you have named a new brand of whisky after me, have you not, suh?" "I have taken that liberty, colonel," answered the distiller. "Well, suh," rejoined the colonel, "I shall have to ask you to call It some thing else. I have tried It, suh."— Chicago Tribune. The growth of grass that comes In a long, mild, moderately rainy autumn Is said to be far more nutritious for cat tle than the spring grass. It is richer. ,\!" and highly educated The Camphor Tree. The camphor tree (Cinnamomum cam pliora) is an evergreen, a member of the laurel family, belonging to the same genus as the tree whose bark fur nishes the spice called cinnamon, and is related to the bay aud to the sassa fras cf the United States. Of sym metrical proportions. It is one pf the no blest objects in the forests of eastern subtropical Asia. In its native habitat it attains gigantic dimensions, notably In girth of trunk, some specimens measuring 10 to 15 feet in diameter. It Is said they have been known to reach as much as 20 feet, and they may bo CO to over 100 feet high, and live to a great age. As a rule, they rise 20 or 30 feet with out limbs and then branch out in all directions, becoming a mass of splen did and luxuriant foliage. Their leaves, broadly lanceolate in form, are of a light green color, smooth and shin ing above and whitish or glaucous on the undersurface. Small white or greenish white flowers are borne from February to April and by October ripen into berrylike, one seeded fruits about three-eighths of an inch in diameter.— Good Words. The Inquisitive Antelope. An antelope is as curious as a wom an. If the hunter will lie down in the grass and wave a red handkerchief, a band of antelope will keep circling around until within reasonable distance for a safe shot. After completing a circle the antelope halt suddenly and bring down one fore foot with a vigor ous stamp on the ground, and at the same instant they make a sort of snort that sounds like a half whistle. That Is the propitious moment for peppering them with rifle balls. I learned this trick when a frontiers man came along and found me crawl ing for miles on the level prairie en deavoring to get a shot at one of the timid creatures. The man asked me If I thought I could get him. I answered: "Get him! I've got to get him. I'm out of meat." He then posted me about lying still and flirting with the handkerchief, and I found they liked that better than chasing, and I made an entry right there that an antelope possessed some of the characteristics of a woman.—Exchange. Masqneradlngr In the Past. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Venice set the fashion in all matters of amusement and was a sort of combination of our Monte Carlo and Paris. Throughout the eighteenth cen tury the Venetians were seized with a perfect mania for masquerading and gambling. Paris and London followed suit, and the two most popular amuse ments, both public and private, were masquerades and gambling saloons. People not only wore their masks or visors at balls, but in the Mall and the parks and the theaters. At length, matters got to such a pass that when a police raid was made on a certain low dancing place in Soho and an order was given for every one to un mask what was the amazement of the police to find that at least a third of the company consisted of ladies and gentlemen of the highest aristocracy, some of whom had even brought their daughters.—Saturday Review. Cooking a Mackerel. Many a dainty nose with beauty and fortune behind it has been airily ele vated at the mention of plain, old fash ioned salt mackerel, but never at the salt mackerel as cooked by the famous John Chamberlin of Washington. His testimony runs to this effect: "Take one or more mackerel and soak about 4S hours, changing the water n'^ ^^-w once. Then put them in a pan large enough to hold them, cover them with cream or the nearest you can get to it, J., put in oven and cook until cream is brown. This beats any mackerel cook ing on earth."—Xew York Herald. A Business Tonic. Advertising is not a cure all for busi ness Ills, but a pharmacopla of busi ness tonics. All depends upon the pre scribing. Magazine space Is good for certain business diseases that will never yield to billboards, while the newspaper Is the quinine for business chills that are beyond the power of dodgers. Every remedy in the list has Its uses, and the whole result of treat ment depends upon the doctor.—Print ers' Ink. Arriving at a Total. Tax Collector—How much is your husband worth? Mrs. Wiser-About a million. Tax Collector—Are you sure? Mrs. Wise—Oh, yes. -You see, the Jury awarded him $2,000 for the loss of a finger. I think in proportion the rest of him would be worth about 500 times as much.—Chicago News. Losing No Chancea. Genial Doctor (nfter laughing heart ily at a joke of his patient)—Ha! ha! ha! There's not much the matter with you, though I do believe that If you were on your deathbed you'd make a Joke. Irrepressible Patient—Why, of course I should. It would be my last chance. —Punch. Gold la California. The Sociefy of California Pioneers determined after careful Investigation that Jan. 28, 1848, was the exact date of the discovery of gold in California by James W. Marshall. The gold was found In the rocky bed of the tail race of the Sutter sawmill at Coloma, ou the south fork of the American river. The highest clouds lie at 27,000 feet Mount Everest Is 29,002 feet. The highest recorded balloon ascent is 36, 000 feet. Women were first permitted to be come employees In government offices in 1862. :*Sut tjit. a 'M 1 Jil hf| vl A'-'Mi "wi