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Published Weekly_ TUPELO. ! : • ■ : MISSISSIPPI. Editing the Consular Reports. In the bureau of trade relations the consular reports are carefully read and, when neecssary, so revised as to eliminate everything unsuitable for publication from the standpoint of the interests of the government. Not in frequently a report is of such charac ter as to make it inexpedient to pub lish any portion, in which case it is filed in toto in the archives of the de partment of state for future reference. All statements in the reports calcu lated to cause adverse criticism in a foreign country, or to bring about diplomatic representations on the part of another government, or to embar rass the administration of any execu tive branch of our own government are omitted from the material trans mitted to the department of commerce and labor for publication. Under the head of matter that Is objectionable because of its probable effect in a for eign community, explains John Hall Osborne in Atlantic Monthly, come sNghting allusions to any nationality or race; adverse criticism, efen im plied, of the political, social or reli gious institutions; disparaging state ments in regard to the enforcement of the laws; charges of dishonesty and inefficiency of the officials, etc. In short, anything that reflects on the in tegrity and efficiency of the foreign administration, or that might offend the sensibilities of the people of the country, is eliminated in the state de partment, which is, of course, the best judge of the diplomatic proprieties. The Paris of South America. Buenos Ayres is "the whole thing” in Argentina. I know no country in the world which is so dominated by its capital, writes Albert Hale in The Reader. If the traveler comes from the interior after leaving behind the splendors of Andean scenery and crossing the 500 miles of prairie, he feels like a swimmer who has been a long time under water and takes his first deep breath of civilization when he enters the city. I arrived at six o’clock in the morning, before the busy life of the harbor awoke. As we rolled along the broad water front and up the Avenida Mayo, I said to myself, "I must have taken the wrong steamer or I am dreaming. Surely I am in Europe.” It was not that things seemed European or that it was easy to detect an imitation; it was Europe. No amount of self-argument would overcome this illusion; the asphalt smelt as it does in Europe and was cleaned in the European way; the little trees grew In the tradition of European culture, the buildings were French, the safes, the news-stands, all the lazy life of the early morning was continental. ... No wonder a chatty old French lady asked me at dejeuner, “How do you like Buenos Ayres? It’s Little Paris, isn't it?” Physical Condition of the Poor. It is an old saying that every inch a man adds to his chest measure adds to the measure of his days. America can show twice as many physicians to population as Great Britain, and four times as many as Germany. We have 70 times as many physicians in pro portion to the general population as physical directors. We permit this disparity on the theory, perhaps, that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Prevention needs more numerical representation. I am, then, pleading, contends Stickney Grant in North American Review, that the fol lowing steps may be taken in public school instruction: 1. An effective sys tem of physical education to be a rec ognized part of our public school sys tem. By "effective” I mean one that does for a boy, so far as his physique is suscceptible, what the United States army setting-up exercises do for a re cruit. The precise system to be es tablished by a committee of experts. 2. Athletic exercises in schools, using gymnasiums, baths, etc. 3. Open-air exercises and sports under official su pervision. 4. Summer camps, free of cost and compulsory in attendance, for boys of school age. 5. A noon meal for poor children in elementary and high schools. How Roosevelt found time to write that article on “The Ancient Irish Sagas” is puzzling many persons. It will be remembered that the presi dent announced that he would not write any articles for magazines dur ing his term. Perhaps the Irish saga essay was written at Harvard, and has been lost in the shuffle at the maga zine office ever since. In the charge that the Cherokee In dians make that there was graft in the fee paid the lawyers engaged in the settlement of their land claims the Indians show that, though they may be backwoodsmen, they are not back numbers. If the Standard Oil company is declared guilty it will have to pay fines, it is said amounting to ?60,ff00, 000, but if this is so there will be a great deal of friction that oil cannot reduce before they are liquidated. This prophet business ought to be stopped by due process of law. They are arising all over the country, and none of them have anything to predict that is cheerful in the outlook. Just now the fashionable style in predic tions runs to earthquakes. It is to be hoped that the news that the price of writing paper is to be materially advanced will .have a restraining influence on the persons who dash off three column thoughts tor the newspapers. Two-Cent Mileage. The Mississippi railroad commission has issued an order requiring the rail roads of the State to adopt a 2-cent passenger rate on the interchangeable mileage basis. The order is to become effective thirty days hence and is made applicable to all roads, excepting the Gulf and Ship Island, which claims charter exemption from supervision of passenger rates. Several railroads have signified their willingness to adopt the rate without protest. The commission also made an impor tant modification as regards e#>h fares by repealing the following clause of the circular issued Nov. 4, 1904: “Railroads are authorized to collect 4 cents per mile from passengers paying fare to conductors, except in cases where no opportunity to purchase tickets has been afforded by the road. For five miles or less, where the fare is paid to the conductor, the charge may be 25 cents.” The repeal of this provision puts the cash fare passenger on the same basis as the person who has purchased a ticket. _ Masonic Grand Lodge. The grand lodge of Mississippi, F. and A. M., met at Natchez with 450 delegates representing the 325 subor dinate lodges in the State. L. Lake, of Grenada, aged 91 years, the oldest Master Mason in the State, was in attendance. He was raised to the master’s degree in 1838. A resolution was adopted authorizing the trustees to contract for the erection of the Masonic Widows’ and Orphans’ Home at Meridian. The building will cost $35,000, and the fund in hand is little short of that sum. In addition there is an endowment fund of $50,000 on hand for the maintenance of the I1UIIUS. A recommendation that the grand lodge make permanent the order orig inally directed by Grand Master McKay against the issuance of appeals for as sistance by lodges through the grand lodge or grand secretary was made by the grand master. The election of officers resulted as follows: H. C. Yawn, grand master; E. J. Martin, senior grand warden; W. H. Clifton, junior grand warden; Rev. J. A. B. Jones, grand chaplain; B. A. V. White, grand treasurer; Frederick Speed, grand secretary; A. M. Hicks, grand lecturer; Julius Y, \aretzky, grand tyler. _ The Small Boy’s Rights. In the case of Willie Temple against the McComb City Electric Light Com pany Chief Justice Whitfield of the supreme court gave emphasis to the fact that the court recognized the in alienable right of the small boy to climb trees which are the property of the public, if he is able to do so. The parents of Willie Temple brought suit against the electric light company for injuries which he had received while up a tree in which an insulated wire of the company had been strung, the boy having come in eontact with a live wire. It is time, the chief justice inti mated, that puliic corporations should learn to exercise more care in the stringing of loaded wires, and the plea that the company had no idea that Willie Temple or any other boy would climb that tree was untenable. Form Drainage Districts. Delegates from DeSoto, Tunica, Pa nola, Quitman and Tate counties met at Tunica and organized two drainage dis tricts. The first district is to include all of the bottom lands in DeSoto coun ty, all lands in Tunica county east of the main line of the Yazoo and Missis sippi Valley railroad except the half section upon which the town of Tunica is located, also the lands in the north half of Quitman county and a small strip of delta lands belonging to Quit man county, which adjoins Tunica county. The second drainage district comprises all of the lands in Tunica, county west of the east line of the Ya zoo and Mississippi Valley railroad and east of the Mississippi levee. Meeting of University Trustees. The governor has called a meeting of the board of trustees of the University of Mississippi, to be held at Oxford od Saturday, March 2. Among other matters to engage the attention of the trustees will be the filling of vacancies in the faculty, which includes the chan cellorship, the office vacated by the late Chancellor Robert B. Fulton, and occupied in the interim by Dr. Hume, the vice-chancellor. For Child Labor Law. Determined to stand with the King’s Daughters of the State in the agitation for an anti-ch^l labor law, several other organizations composed of women are getting to work on the question. The Art StuSy Club of Jackson, whose researches are not confined to applied art, has resolved to lend recognition to the work. _ Corn Contests. The corn contest idea in connection with the rural public schools seems to be gathering headway and extending wherever the subject is seriously con sidered. Superintendent Whitfield will endeavor to have the subject considered and acted upon at the Gulfport conven tion of the State Teachers’ Association as well as at the State normals and in stitutes, during the summer vacations, and in that way the subject will be dis cussed and talked about and thus be come agitated until its significance is firmly grasped. _ Special Judge. Owing to the illness of Judge J. B. Boothe of the Third circuit court dis trict, the governor designated Hon. E. M. Smith of Holly Springs as special judge to preside at the regular term of court for Benton county. Bryson on the Bench. The governor commissioned Hon. J. C. Bryson of Vicksburg to act as special judge during the term of court for Tunica county in the place of Judge Sam C. Cook, who is too ill to attend Vo the duties. EVELYN NESBIT THAW UNDER CROSS-EXAMINATION BY DISTRICT ATTORNEY JEROME. THAW TRIAL RESUMED OR. EVANS, ALIENIST, FIR?T WIT NESS ON STAND. SAYS THAW WARNED JEROME According to Prisoner’s Story to the Alienist, District Attorney Wouldn't Act. New York, N. Y.—Harry K. Thaw’s trial was resumed Monday and Dr. B. D. Evans, the defense’s alienist, was recalled as the first witness. In the course of his testimony Dr. Evans described several examinations of Thaw in the Tombs, and testified that Thaw had told him of a visit to District Attorney Jerome to complain about Stanford White’s alleged perfor mances in his Bohemian studios. Thaw told the alienist that District Attorney Jermone had refused to take steps against White, advising him to drop the matter. Thaw insisted that he wanted White brought into court, where the story of his relations with several young women could be told, but said he could not get the authori ties to arrest White. Finally, he said, Providence led him to slay the archi tect. Thaw told the alienist also of a visit to Anthony Comstock, where the com plaints against White were repeated, but led to nothing. Later Thaw said, he discovered that Comstock’s lawyer was also Stanford White’s attorney. Thaw believed there was a conspi rorv tn vm him tnld the alienist I that the Monk Eastman gang had been hired to beat or kick him to death. Al so, he believed there was a conspiracy between the District Attorney and first firm of attorneys employed to defend him to “railroad” him to an insane asylum. Thaw objected to the “rail roading” process vigorously, declaring he was not insane. During the period of the long ad journment there had been many rumors of a conflict among the defen dant’s counsel, but at opening of court Monday all six attorneys who have represented Thaw during the proceed ings were at his counsel table, consult ing together as usual. Eveh Mr. Mc Pike, who had not been included by Mrs. Thaw’s official list of attorneys as given out Saturday, was in his ac customed place at the prisoner’s right. Mr. McPike is a partner of Mr. Del mas. Dr. Britton D. Evans, superintendent of the New Jersey State Hospital for the Insane at Morris Plains, was on the stand last Thursday when the trial was adjourned and was recalled Monday as the first witness. Mr. Delmas took up the direct ex amination of the witness, thus resum ing his position as leading counsel, Dr. Evans was asked to relate the conversations he had with Thaw dur ing his first three visits to the de fendant in the Tombs. District Attorney Jerome submitted to the court the contention that the witness should produce any notes he may have taken at the time of the interviews. - I WHAT LA FOLLETTE SAID. United States No Longer Ruled by the Will of the People. New York, N. Y.—In an address here, Senator Robert M. La Follette, of Wisconsin, asserted that the Unit ed States has ceased to be a country ruled by the will of the people, this being due, he said, to “the grasp of a group of powerful millionaires on the industries of the country." • __ Safeblowers Get $7,000. Birmingham, Ala—Safe blowers went into the office of the treasurer of Marion county, at Hamilton, Ala., and blew open the safe, where was stored $10,000 of county moneys. They secured $7,000, dropping $3,000 in their hurry to get away. Harry Corbett Dead. San Francisco, Cal.—Harry Corbett, the well known sporting man,. and brother of James J. Corbett, ex-cham pion heavyweight pugilist, was found dead Saturday morning. Feudists’ Office Building Burned. Jackson, Ky.—The office building and warehouse of the Hargis Bros, was burned. Senator A. H. Har gis, senior member of the firm of Har gis Bros., expressed the belief that the fire was started by an incendiary. Never Had Dealings with Bailey. Austin, Tex.—A. N. Finlay, of St. Louis, vice-president of the Waters Pierce Oil Co., testified before the Bailey investigating committee that he never had any business deal ings with Senator Bailey. t PIERCE HAS THREE DEFENSES TEXAS WANTS OIL MAGNATE ON CHARGE OF PERJURY. His Attorney Claims That the Statute of Limitation Has Run. Jefferson City, Mo.—H. Clay Pierce is making three defenses to the effort of the state of Texas to get him there to answer to a charge of perjury in the making of an alleged false affi davit to the effect that the Waters Pierce Oil Co. was not a party to any agreement in restraint of trade. Pierce's attorney, J. D. Johnson of St. Louis, has sent to the governor a brief in support of his contention that the requisition should not be honored. Johnson, in a telephone conversation with the governor, said he had three defenses: That the affidavit was made in 1901, and on its face showed the statute of limitations had run; that the grand jury when it returned the in dictment had only the affidavit before it and heard no witnesses; that Pierce did not read the affidavit before sign ing it, but merely signed it after he had been written by his attorney. Under the laws of Texas, the making of a false affidavit is a felony, while in Missouri it is only a misdemeanor. The hearing before the governor on the requisition was set for Thursday. Johnson will not appear in person be fore the governor, but will rest on the brief he has sent. Attorney General Hadley will act in an advisory capacity to the governor. AUSTRIA PROTESTS. Appeals for Protection for Austrian Subjects at Odessa. st. x'etersDurg, xxussia.— xne Aus trian charge d’affaires, at the request of the Austrian consult at Odessa, has made representations at the foreign office with the view of obtaining pro tection for Austrian subjects at Odes sa, where anti-semitic disturbances have occurred. The British, German and other con suls at Odessa have Reported to their respective embassies the seriousness of the situation, but Ambassador Rid dle has heard nothing from Mr. Hee nan, the American consul. ART DEALER SLAIN. Prisoner Found in Man's Office Re fuses to Give Name. Chicago, 111.—Louis Fisher, 38 years of age, and one of the proprie tors of the Harrison Art Co., with of fices in the Omaha building at La Salle and Van Buren streets, was shot to death in his office shortly before noon Thursday. A fashionably dressed woman who entered Fisher’s office about 10 o’clock, and who quarreled with Fisher, was found in the room after the shooting. She was arrested, but declined to talk of the manner in wrhich Fisher met his death, and refused to give her name to the police. Doesn’t Want Rockefeller Money. Boston, Mass.—In an appeal for funds for the institution, Dr. Albert G. Lawson, general secretary of Col gate university, cf Hamilton, N. Y., said, at a reunion of the New England alumni: “Colgate university will not accept one cent of the thirty-tw'o mil lion dollars given by John D. Rock efeller for educational purposes, nor will any of his money go to any Bap tist college in the East, although Mr. Rockefeller is himself a Baptist.’’ Lasker Has Won Four Games. Philadelphia, Pa.—The eighth cham pionship chess game between Dr. Emanuel Lasker and Frank J. Mar shall was won by Dr. Lasker. He se cured a mate on the sixty-ninth move. Dr. Lasker has won four games and four have been drawn. He must win eight games to retain the champion ship. Standard Oil Pleads Not Guilty. Chicago, 111.—Pleas of not guilty were formally entered by the Standard Oil Co. in seven of the eight cases in which the corporation is un der indictment on the charge of ac cepting rebates from railroads in vio lation of the Elkins law. Two and a Half Cents in Alabama. Montgomery,y Ala.—Gov. Comer has approved the bill reducing passenger rates in Alabama from 3c to 2&c, and the law will go into effect in 60 days. English Suffragists Quiet. London, Eng.—W. H. Dickinson, liberal, having offered a bill in the house of commons, to give the suf frage to married and rate-paying wom en, the "suffragettes” have decided to cease their campaign pending the dis cussion of the bill. A $10,000,000 Note. New York, N. '.—The Interbor ough Metropolitan has placed a $10, 000,000 note on the market. The bank ers took it at a rate of 6% to 7 nei cent THE PRESIDENT AWAY WILL SPEND A FEW DAYS WITH HIS SONS. A VISIT TO THE "HUB” Will Witness the Initiation of Theo dore, Jr., Into the Porce lain Club. Washington. — President Roosevelt /eft Washington Friday for Boston, between which place and Groton he expects to spend Saturday and Sun day, returnring to Washington in time for business Monday morning. The president is accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss Ethel Roose velt, Representative and Mrs. Nicho las Longworth and Mr. M. C. Latta, assistant secretary to the president, The Massachusetts trip is purely a personal one, the president and Mrs Roosevelt desiring to spend a short time with their sons, Theodore, Jr. at Harvard, and Kermit, at school in Groton. Makes Speech This Afternoon. The only function in which the pres ident will participate to any extenl while away will be the reception oi the Harvard union at Cambridge Sat urday afternoon. At that time he will speak. Previous to the reception he wil! attend a luncheon given by the Sphinx club, a university organization. In Boston the president is to be the guest of a former Harvard classmate Dr. W. S. Bigelow, while Mrs. Roose V Cl L Will Visit a,L uic numt '-'JL -**■*-* »_> George E. Lee, on Chester Hill. On Saturday evening the presidenl will attend a gathering of the Porce lain club of Harvard, to witness the initiatory ceremonies attending the in duction into that organization of his son, Theodore. JEALOUSY, NOT BLACKMAIL. In Her Ravings, Mrs. McDonald Ha« Told the Story. Chicago, 111.—While raving in a cell at the police station, Mrs. Mi chael McDonald, who shot and killed Webster S. Guerin, an artist told the police enough to lead them to conclude it was jealousy and nol blackmail, that led her to kill hei alleged clandestine lover. Made des perate by a report that Guerin was engaged to marry a west side socletj girl, the police believe, led the worn an to shoot Guerin. It is his brother however, who is to be married. Physi cians in attendance said that Mrs McDonald shows signs of improve ment, and that in a few days she probably will recover. CREVASSE NEAR NEW ORLEANS Five Hundred Men, Trying to Save Rich Sugar Ground. New Orleans, La.—A crevasse, 7E feet wide, which, unless closed im mediately, will cause overflow watei to back up as far as Gretna, a towr opposite New Orleans, has opened 25 miles below here, in the west bant levee of the Mississippi. It is the first serious break in Louisiana sincf the high water began. No lives arc endangered, but a large area of net sugar and truck farming land will be inundated to a depth of eight feet ir a few days. The tracks of the Grand Isle railroad are also being washed out. Five hundred men have been pul to work in an effort to close the crevasse. BATTLE EXPECTED. Hondurans and Nicaraguans Preparing for Another Fight. San Salvador.—Reports from the front received here are to the ef feet that the Honduran troops lost the engagement of Feb. 18, and that three Nicaraguan generals were killed in this fight. Honduran troops are now tak ing up positions in front of the enemy, and a battle is expected. Challenges All Club Members. St. ePersburg, Russia.—A story is current here that Prince Paul Dolgo roukoif, the leader of the Constitu tional Democratic party, who was ex pelled by unanimous vote from the Im perial Russian Yacht Club because oi his anti-Government teachings, has challenged every one of the members to a duel. Seventeen Men to Die. Riga, Russia.—The court martial at Tukum, which has been trying in surrectionists, has concluded its la bors. Seventeen men have been sen tenced to death and 45 others to vari ous terms of imprisonment at hard labor. —? Similar to the Thaw Trial. Havana, 111—The trial of John L. Camp, charged with the killing of James Allen, a saloon keeper at Bath, In September, 1905, is on here. The trial is marked for its particular like ness of the Thaw trial. Bryce Due to Arrive Soon. New York, N. Y.—James Bryce, the new British ambassador to the United States, and Mrs. Bryce are pas sengers on board the steamer Oceanic, which is due to reach New York Wednesday or Thursday. Lowell’s Favorite Niece Dead. Loveland, Ohio. — Harriet Lowell Barrett, the favorite niece of James Russell Lowell, the poet, died Sunday, aged 80. Her husband, Joseph H. Bar rett, aged 84, was commissioner of pensions under President Lincoln. Lincoln’s Friend Dead. New York, N. Y.—'William Foster Jr., a personal friend of President Lin coln, and one of the builders of the Sixth and Second avenue elevated rail roads, died of old age at his home here. He was 83 years old. mmmmmmmmmammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmrnLjam INCONGRESS Representative 9herman, of New York, chairman of the house commit tee on Indian affairs. Tuesday intro duced a bill giving to intermarried whites of the Cherokee nation the right to sell improvements to enrolled citizens of the tribe at a valuation ap proved by an official designated by the secretary of the Interior for that pur pose. The bill also would give inter married whites a lien on the rents and profits of the land on which im provements are located for any pur chase money remaining unpaid. The further right is given to enforce such liens through courts of competent ju risdiction. The sundry civil appropriation bill reported to the house Tuesday con tains many items of appropriation for cities, towns and institutions in the middle west. The appropriation for the new postoffice at St. Louis is $150,000 for use during the fiscal year 1908, for which year all the items in the bill are appropriated. Senator Reed Smoot, of Utah, read ing from a manuscript, addressed the senate Tuesday in his own defense. He showed intense feeling when he referred to the soldiers Utah had placed in the field in the civil and Spanish-American wars, soldiers who, “of Mormon belief, walked side by side with the others, fighting for tlieir united country.” The nomination of members for the isthmian canal commission, recently sent to the senate by the president, were held up in the senate committee on interoceanic canals Tuesday. The committee acted as it did because, it was alleged, Chairman Shonts was al ready drawing a salary from the Bel mont Ryan interests and had opened an office in New York to dischage the duties of his new position as president of the Metronolitan-Interborough Co. W. Leon Pepperman resigned the position of chief of the Washington office of the isthmian canal commis sion to become Mr. Shonts’ assistant in the Interborough-Metropolitan Co. of New Ycrk city. Mr. Pepperman has been with the isthmian canal com mission since Mr. Shonts became chairman, two years ago, anil during much of the time has been in charge of the Washington office. For twelve years Mr. Pepperman has been in the government service. Attorney General Bonaparte has di rected that silts be instituted against a numler of railroad companies to recover penalties for violation of the safety appliance law. Information upon which these prosecutions will be based were reported to the interstate commerce commission by its safety appliance inspectors. Seventy-eight violations in all are alleged. The Post Office Committee of the House adopted a series of provisions governing railway-mail pay, each of which slashed present allowances to the railroads. The provisions were in corporated in the Post-Office appro priation bill, which is now on its pas sage in the House. Being general legislation in an appropriation bill, the railway clauses are subject to a point of order, and hence some step had to be taken to protect them from being stricken out through this paraliamen tary device. Attacks on the Forestry Bureau, the Department of Agriculture and the Interior Department were freely ban died about the Senate Monday during consideration of the agricultural ap propriation bill. Last week’s comment regarding the Increase in the salary of Mr. Pinchot led Senator Fulton to make a general criticism of the admin istration of this bureau. The salary increase was agreed to before Mr. Ful ton took the floor. The house Monday took action on the question of reducing railway-mail pay, which means that, instead of cut ting the pay of the railroads 25 per cent, at a saving of $12,000,000 annual ly, a reduction of between G and 7 per cent will be made, or $2,500,000 an nually. The House Monday passed the con ference report on the immigration bill providing for Japanese coolie exclusion by a vote of 187 to 101. The Senate already has approved the conference report, so that it only remains for the President to sign the bill. Senator Warren, chairman of the senate committe on military affairs, has introduced a bill providing for the raising of a volunteer army of the United States during actual or threat ened war. The bill divides the mili tary establishment into three branch es, the regular army, the national guard and the volunteer army. It provides that the volunteer army shall be maintained in time of war, and when war is imminent, and that it may be raised by proclamation of the president after congress shall have authorized such act. The regular quadrennial weighing to determine the basis of compensa tion of railroads for carrying the mails in the tsates of Ohio, Indiana, Michi gan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri, began Feb. 20. Another conference on the proposed Panama canal contract was held at the White House Tuesday afternoon between the president, Secretary Taft, Chairman Shonts and several contract ors, whom W. J. Oliver proposes to as sociate with him in the construction of the waterway. The president asked many questions as to the experience of these men in large contract work. It was said afterwards that no conclu sion was reached on the main question of awarding a contract, but the impres sion is gaining ground that the Oliver company will finally be autherized to go ahead with the work. The house adopted a resolution pre sented by Representative Overstreet, of Indiana, authorizing the clerk to insert a provision in the post office ap propriation bill looking to the reduc tion of the compensation to railroads for carrying the mail, to take effect July 1. The navy department Tuesday an nounced the dihonorable dismissal of Assistant Paymaster W. T. Sypher of Washington, who was recently tried by court martial at the Washington navy yard, and foun dguilty of “tech nical embezzlement.” President Roose velt approved the sentence U. S* DISPENSATORY Describes the Principal Ingredients Contained in Pe-ru-na. Are we claiming too much for Peruna whea we claim it to be an effective remedy for chronic catarrh? Have we abundant proof that Peruna 1b in real ity such a catarrh remedy? Let us see what the United States Dispensatory •ays of the principal ingredients of Peruna. Take, for instance, the ingredient hydrastis canadensis, or golden seal. The United States Dispensatory says of this herbal remedy, that it is largely employed in the treatment of depraved mucous membranes, chronic rhinitis (nasal catarrh), atonic dyspepsia (ca tarrh of the shomach), chronic intesti nal catarrh, catarrhal jaundice, (ca tarrh of the liver) and in diseased mucous membranes of the pelvic organs. It is also recommended for the treat ment of various forms of diseases pe culiar to women. Another ingredient of Peruna, cory dalis formosa, is classed in the United States Dispensatory as a tonic. So also is cubebs classed as a stomachic and as • tonic for the mucous membranes. Cedron seeds is another ingredient of Peruna, an excellent drug that has been very largely overlooked by the medical profession for the past fifty years. The seeds are to be found in very few drug stores. The United States Dispensatory says of the action of cedron that it is used as a bitter tonic and in the treatment of dysentery, and in intermittent diseases as a sub stitute for quinine. Oil of copaiba, another ingredient of Peruna, is classed by the United States Dispensatory as a mild stimulant and diuretic. It acts on the stomach and intestinal tract. It acts as a stimu lant on the genito-urinary membranes. Useful in chronic cystitis, chronic dys entery and diarrhea, and some chronic diseases of the liver and kidneys. Send to us for a free book of testimo nials of what the people think of Pe runa as a catarrh remedy. The best evidence is the testimony of those who have tried it. NEED OF STANDARD WEIGHTS. Wheat Sold by 20 Different Measures in Great Britain. The advocates of the metric system want no better justification than tables just prepared for the year book of the British Auctioneers’ institute. It is learned from this that the price of wheat is made and the cereal is sold in 20 different ways in England, Scotland and Wales. It is measured variously by the quarter, comb, load, boll, bushel, bar rel, hundredweight, cental, windle and hobbet. Further confusion is caused by varying weights of a bushel in different parts of the country. A boll is three bushels in some places and four and six in others. There are similar absurd variations In other weights and measures. For instance, a stone of meat is eight pounds, a stone of iron 14 pounds, a stone of cheese 16 pounds and a stone of hemp 32 pounds. There are seven different areas of the standard acre in Great Britain. The vagaries of liquid measures ar® equally bewildering. Use for Hot Potatoes. Dr. Herbert Claiborne of New York, something of an inventive genius and noted for good looks a3 well as for medical skill, suffers from cold hands in winter. And nothing will warm his fingers except hot water, a hot fire or a hot potato. He can be seen almost any frosty morn ing marching along at five miles an hour with a hot potato in each over coat pocket and his hands grasping the tubers. He has two big potatoes piping hot wrapped in silk handker chiefs for this purpose. “They will keep your hands warm for hours un less you happen to sit on ’em,” he says. “They are great for a football match or when you go sleigh riding.’' Demand for Cocoanut Meat. For the year ending June 30, 1906, the exports of copra (dried cocoanut meat) from the Philippine islands amounted to 145,851.913 pounds, of which France took 88,336,350 pounds, or about 61 per cent. The next most Important buyers were Spain and Ger many. AWFULNEL'RALCIA Pain Turned This Woman’s Hair White but She Was Cured by Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills. Do not seek relief from suffering simply, but free your system from the disease which is the cause of your suffering. That is the message which a former victim of neuralgia sends to those who are still in its grasp. Hot applications, powders that deaden the senses and others that reduce the heart action may cause temporary re lief but the pain is sure to return with greater intensity. Mrs. Evelyn Creusere, who has a beautiful home at 811 Boulevard West, Detroit, Mich., suffered for years with neuralgia until she tried this tonic treatment. She says: “My trouble began about six years ago and I did not rest as I should have, but kept up about my many duties. After a time I became so weak I could not do any work at all. I had severe backaches and such dreadful headaches In the back part and top of my head. My eyes were easily tired and at times I saw black spots before them. T consulted sev eral doctors but without the slightest benefit. The pains were so Intense that my hair turned white. “I lost continually in weight and strength and was almost In despair when a friend recommended Dr. Wil liams’ Pink Pills. I tried them ac cording to directions and soon began to feel relief. At the end of three months I had gained ten pounds In weight and had no more trouble with my nerves. I have been In perfect health ever since nd can heartily commend Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills.” Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills are sold by all druggists, or sent postpaid, on re ceipt of price, 50 cents per box, six boxes for $2.50, by the Dr. Williams Medicine Co., Schenectady, N. Y.