to see a gtreet car run
companies are often
ending tomatoes to this
: her some mighty fine
arrested for stealing,
him to It. It usually
ase—love of stealing.
much talk about coal
i'e shall need no coaling
I ships are run by liquid
ust it may be truly said
ns pursue us from the
hat Washington did not
j farewell address Is prob
i preliminary to the argu
acis Bacon did.
Bin announcing that the
man fourteen feet high
ad In Virginia, Is corrob
theory that people lived
man has Invented
abrella. The thing now
advent of a transcendent
take out a patent on a
orm of ventilated picket
r 's crisp refusal to be
onnectlon with the presi
ctly characteristic. It is
aderstanding of what he
what he can do that has
admirable naval officer
in which nearly all the
aders is sure to produce a
authors. During 1898 Is
|t about seven thousand
I published in the United
ling reprints; and New
ane turns out every month
million copies of maga
there are all the dailies
whose aggregate issues
lust reach at least three
bese figures are bewilder
I much of the reading mat
clergyman who recently
ark for his African home
hrprl8es up his sleeve for
Countrymen. "I shall tell
aid, "that in the cold of
|ter becomes so hard that
lk on It, and I shall con
medicine men with my
! I shall take great pleasure
em of cities built upon clt
|y stories high, and of the
|hieh can talk." It was
Dube could not take an
i with him.
m who stood over a tramp
Ito masher and compelled
was wise in her day and
If she had had a shotgun
er he would not have feared
Bg full well that the neigh
| would be In more danger
If she had had a stone he
felt equally safe. But
ime after him with a potato
realized his danger. That
pon with which she was fa
being a wise hobo, he
t down to work and sawed
ed be no apprehension that
of a divorced husband In
I $100,000 wedding gift to his
on the eve of her second
irlll become an embarrassing
The average ex-husband's
pns to the comfort of his di
i-tner Is usually In the form
aony check, and not infre
1 ii 1res a court mandate to
regularity. There Is no op
conclude that this pioneer
onlal affairs will be accorded
on of a freak In Hymen's
system of addresses and
adopted by the government
cable messages "plays hob"
|lgb-soundlng titles of some of
Bs. But It Is cheap and equal
and direct. Under the new
adjutant-general of the army
lited States becomes simply
one word Instead of nine—
In a saving in each mes
omethlng like $8. This new
been instituted because a
Bnt of money has been thrown
he use of unnecessary words
between various government
was often the case that In
Jon and the addresses of these
patches there would be a dozen
superfluous words, for the
Sion of which the government
ay the same as for the words
3y of the dispatch. It is said
' Shafter's messages, while In
I addressed to "the Hon. B. A.
cretnry of War, War Depart
fashlngton, D. O.," and was
R. Shatter, Major-General
ig Fifth Army Corps."
venty-one words cost the gov
about $21. Under the new
! dispatch would have been ad
"Secwar, Washington," and
''Shatter," and the twenty-one
vould have become reduced to
1th a corresponding decrease in
te- bellum times Cotton was
»ter wheat was on the thr pn«
Wftw It Is corn. Fed Into stock H feeds
Europe with meat». Shipped in raw
or manufactured condition it has be
come a great ration of the nations. In
the following quotation from a letter
written by an Illinois farmer to a Chi
cago newspaper a striking proof of Its
pre-eminence Is afforded. He says
truly that corn is the most Important
and extensive crop raised In this coun
try, our annual yield being 2,257,000,
000 bushels, and he adds: "Few per
sons can comprehend what an amount
this is. If we had a railroad track
around the globe, and It was occupied
by one solid freight train, with an en
gine and caboose every quarter of a
mile, each car holding 600 bushels, we
corn growers could load this train with
one year's crop and have some corn
left over. We can supply Europe with
a carload of corn every twenty sec
onds, day and night. The annual
yield of Indian corn In the United
States alone is three times the value
of all the gold produced in a year in the
entire world. Our export of corn
brings more gold from Europe than
any article that Is sent there." Corn Is
Has a man a moral right to end an
existence that has become burdensome
and intolerable? It is an old ques
tion and a New York police magistrate
has finally decided it. In spite of the
opinion of Mr. Ingersoll to the con
trary, civilization and social order have
decreed that a man has no more right
to take his own life than he has to
take that of another. But this is the
law of morals and of Christianity. It
remained for a police magistrate of
New York to give a legal ruling on the
question. A young man was brought
before him charged with having at
tempted to throw off his mortal burden
by turning on the gas. After listening
to the young man's story the learned
jurist said: "This Is a sad case. I be
lieve in suicide, and I think every one
has a right to shuffle off when he has
nothing in life left for him. When I
get so that there Is nothing left for me
1 think that is what I shall do." It is
not easy to decide which was the sad
der case, that of the police magistrate
or the dejected young man who had
grown weary of living. There is no
justification for this unpunishable
crime against society and humanity.
Notwithstanding the decision of the
police magistrate and the opinion of
Mr. Ingersoll It is generally agreed
among vertebrates that are capable of
ordinary mental perception that the
man who commits suicide is a coward.
No more pitiful exhibition of coward
ice can be conceived than that of the
man who is willing to take his life to
escape the duties and responsibilities
placed upon him by the divine act of
The Prince of Monaco, describing his
researches among the inhabitants of
the deep sea, says that many sailors
wrecked on the Atlantic who have per
ished of hunger might have saved
themselves if they had possessed sim
ple fishing apparatus and known how
to use it. Various kinds of sea-fish, ac
cording to the prince, are strangely fas
cinated by any foreign object, such as
a log or a boat, floating above them.
They will accompany such an object
in large numbers for days at a time,
occasionally being lured in this way
entirely across the ocean. He therefore
suggests that all the principal boats of
a ship should be permanently provided
with fish-lines and hooks and a fish
spear, to be utilized in case the crew or
passenger are cast away at sea.
Sp-ed of Wave and Wind.
Waves travel faster than the wind
which causes them, and in the Bay of
Biscay frequently during the autumn
and winter in calm weather a heavy
sea gets up and roils in on the coast
twenty-four hours before the gale
which causes it arrives and of which it
is the prelude.
The Wrong Ghost.
"That clairvoyant said she would
show me some ghosts of the past."
"Wfell—what of It?"
"I told her I bad come there and
planked down good money to find out
whether I had a ghost of a futurs." —
There has been a good deal of criti
cism on the proposition made by Pro
fessor G. Stanley Hall that schoolboys
should be taught to fight. Doubtless
much of this criticism is based on a
misunderstanding of Professor Hall's
position, and more on lack of informa
tion concerning the subject under dis
cussion. If the results of school train
ing in England may be taken as a crite
rion, the teaching of boys to be ever
ready to answer an infringement on
their rights with a kuockdown blow has
brought most excellent results. To
teach a boy that it is "wicked to fight"
and that under no circumstances should
he engage in a fistic argument is to
make a "Miss Nancy" of the boy and
to injure his future. There is a great
deal of difference between bullying and
asserting a fearless self-respect. Out
in the world the boy, who has become
a man, will be greatly Influenced by his
early training. He will have to com
bat with his fellow men for supremacy
in business, profession, or politics, and
if ue has been taught that it is "wicked
to fight" he will get the worst of the
struggle. Courage is a trait which
comes to the boy through inheritance,
but fearlessness and bravery can and
ought to be cultivated. Most assuredly
does the timid child need to be taught
bravery. To teach the opposite is to
ruin the prospects of the lad who has
the handicap of inherited timidity to
contend with. The youth in our public
schools need not be Instructed that
truculence is a meritorious characteris
tic, but courage should be taught, and
when a fight seems necessary it should
not be condemned as wicked.
44 Evil Dispositions
Are Early Shown/'
Just so evil in the blood comes out in
shape of scrofula., pimples, etc., in
children and young people. Taken in
time it can be eradicated by using Hood's
Sarsaparilla, (America's Greatest Medi
cine. & vitalizes and enriches the blood.
In an outburst of enthusiasm a negro
divinity student in a North Carolina
missionary college uttered this earnest
prayer: "Give us all pure hearts; give
us all clean hearts; give us all sweet
hearts!" to which the congregation re
DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED
By local applications, as they cannot reach th^
diseased portion of the ear. There is only one
way to cure deafness, and that is by consti
tutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an
inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hear
ing, and when It is entirely closed, Deafness
is the result, and unless the inflammation can
be taken out, and this tube restored to its
normal condition, hearing will be destroyed
forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by
Catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed
condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can
not he cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for
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Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall' s Family Pills are the best.
Tests have been made in Finland to
decide the comparative value of iron
and aluminum as materials for horse
shoes. After six weeks' use by the cav
alry the aluminum shoes proved, it is
said, to be in much better condition
than the others.
TRY ALLAN'S FOOT-EASE;
A powder to be shaken into the shoes.
At this season your feet feel swollen, ner
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smarting feet or tight shoes, try Allen's
Foot-Ease. It rests and comforts; maket
walking easy. Cures swollen and sweating
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Corns and bunions of ail pain and is a cer
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Lord Chief Justice Russell was
obliged to take part in a coroner's in
quest at his own house recently, one of
his guests having died suddenly in an
epileptic fit. As lord chief justice of
England he is the chief coroner of the
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Richard Mansfield has paid $20,000
to Edmond Rostand, the Paris author,
as his share of the first season's pro
duction of "Cyrano de Bergerac" in
There was a young man from Lenora,
Who boldly went off to the war;
The "beef' made him sick.
He recovered quite quick.
By the prompt use of old Jesse Moor*.
J. A. MacNeil Whistler is to visit
the United States, his native country,
next fall. This will be his first trip
here in many years.
Mothers will find Mis. Winslow's Sooth
ing Syrup the best remedy to use for their
children durng the teething period.
"Thrums" has grown too strict even
for its master. The Rev. W. C. Conn
has resigned from the Original Seces
sion Kirk at Kirriemuir and applied
for admission to the Presbyterian
church of England being in search of
'a larger outlook." The number of
'Auld Lichts" in Thrums is now 37.
A horse is never sick at the stomach,
because that animal is not provided
with a gall bladder.
A LIVING WITNESS.
Mrs. Hoffman Describes How She
Wrote to Mrs. PLnkham for
Advice, and Is Now WelL
Dear Mrs Pinkham —Before using
your Vegetable Compound 1 was a
great sufferer I have been sick for
months was troubled withsevere pain
m both sides of abdomen, 6ore feeling
in lower part of bow
els also suffered
1 wrote you s
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in g icy case and
re P lie< * »«II
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what to do 1
followed your direc
lions, and cannot praise your medicint
enough for what it has done for me
Many thanks to you for your advice
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound has cured me, and I will recoin
mend it to my friends.—Mrs. Florenci
R. Hoffman, 512 Roland St.. Canton. O
The condition described by Mrs Hoff
man will appeal to many women, ye*
lots of sick women struggle on with
their daily tasks disregarding the
urgent warnings until overtaken by
The present Mrs Pinkham's expert
ence in treating female ilia is unparal
leled. for years she worked side by sidt
with Mrs Lydia E. Pinkham and for
sometimes past has had sole chargr
of the correspondence department of
her great business, treating by letter
aa many as a hundred thousand ailing
women during a single year.
TNE WOMEN SIT
There Is No Remedy the Equal of
Pe-ru-na In All Their Pe
MISS SUSAN WYMAR.
Miss Susan Wymar, teacher in the
Richmond school, Chicago. III., writes
the following letter to Dr. Haitman
regarding Pe-in-na. Site says: "Only
those who have suffered with sleepless
ness from over-work in the school
room, snob as I have, can know what
a blessing it is to be able to find relief
by spending a couple of dollars for
some Pe-ru-na. This has been my ex
perience. A friend in need is a friend
indeed, and every bottle of Pe-ru-na I
ever bought proved a good friend to
Mrs. Margaretha Dauben, 1214 North
Superior street, Racine City, Wis.,
writes: "I feel so well and good and
happy now that pen cannot describe
it. Pe-ru-na is everything to me. 1
leei healthy and well, but if I should
.)e sick I will know what to take. 1
have taken several bottles of Pe-ru-na
for female complaint. I am in the
change of life and it does me good."
Send for a free book written by Dr.
Hartman, entitled '"Health and Beauty,"
Address Dr. Hartman, Columbus, Ohio.
The French statistician, Dr. Livrier,
says that half of all human beings die
before 17, that only one person in 10,-«
000 lives to be 100 years old, and that
only one person out of every\ 100 lives
to be 60.
A Pennsylvania trolley company had
to pay a young man $1,200 because its
electricity got into a barbed wire fence
near the track and when he took hold
of the fence to climb it he couldn't let
go until has hand and arm were shriv
The four members of the law firm
with which Speaker Reed is to be as
sociated are John H. Simpson, son-in
law of the late Keorge I. Seney, banker
and philanthropist; Thomas Thacher,
Yale *71, son or the late Professor
Thacher; William M. Barnum, Yale
'77, son of the late Senator Barnum, of
Connecticut, a millionaire who was
prominent in the councils of the demo
cratic party, and Philip G. Bartlett,
Theobald Chartran has gone to
Washington at the request of President
McKinley, who is to sit for him for
large picture upon which he is now at
work. It will represent the signing of
the protocol, and all the persons who
took part in that interesting event will
be depicted in life size. Besides Presi
dent McKinley, there will be ex-Secre
tary William R. Day, Jules Cambon,
the French ambassador, M. Thiebaut,
first secretary of the French embassy,
and Messrs. Moore, Cridler and Adee.
M. Chartran will finish the picture
when he returns to Paris, and it will
be exhibited in New York next au
Ml»» Lucy Tucker, the daughter of
* prominent farmer of Versailles,
Jnd., was the victim of nervous pros
tration. Most of the time she was
confined to bed, and was on the verge
of St Vitus' dance. Jt wae a pitiful
case which medical science failed to
conquer. Finally a doctor prescrib
ed Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
People. Her father said:
■ We began giving the pille at once,
and the next day we could see a
change for the better In her. We
gave her one pill after each meal
until she was entirely well. She has
pot been sick a day since. We think I
the curealmoet miraculous.
"Frank Tuckeb, Mrs. F.Tucker."
Mr. and Mra Frank Tucker, being
duly sworn, state that the foregoing
la true In every particular.
Hugh Johnson, Justice of the Peace.
From the Jtepvbltcan, Versailles , Jnd.
Or Williams' Risk Pills 1er Pals People
ira nsvsr sold by the doren or hundred,
but always in packages At all druggists,
or direct Irom the Or. Williams Medicine
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• beset »2.60.
BAN DIT QUE ENS.
A Pair of Desperate Women Who Lad
Last week two western bandit
queens were captured and jailed. One
was Emma Hendrickson, an 18-year
old Missouri girl, and the other was
Mollie Mathes, of Kansas. These
young women were desperados of the
type of the James and Younger broth
ers and they followed the methods of
the border fighters of the sixties al
most exclusively. Each had her gang
and each was perfectly qualified to
lead the men under her. The women
planned robberies, murders and raids,
and then took the lead in carry' ..•» out
the plans. The men who co- 'posed
their bands were usually criminals
upon whose heads the state govern
ments bad set good prices and they
were desperate in the extreme.- But
they were never so fierce as to be the
superiors to their female captains.
. Emma Hendrickson isn't pretty nor
accomplished, as accomplishments go
In society. She was born on a cattle
ranch, has always lived on the plains
and knows nothing of the refinement
that characterizes the women of the
SHOOTING OF HENDRICKSON.
body and fired again and again. Bul
lets fell about her, but she fired all the
faster. Deputy Sheriff Booth dropped
dead and almost at the same instant
bullet pierced her breast and she
fell. She was captured.
Mollie Mathes, the leader of the Kan
sas gang, is masculine in her bravery,
rides horses like a cowboy and shoots
a rifle like an old bear hunter. She is
perfect in her use of the revolver and
it would mean sure death to challenge
her to a duel. She always used a plstsl
of blued steel so that her exact position
would never be betrayed as by the
flashing of a nickeled one. One of the
members of her gang is now serving
time for horse-stealing and he recently
confessed the crimes of her gang.
Besides stealing cattle and robbing
banks and stores the gang were coun
terfeiters. Mollie Mathes distributed
the spurious money. She was so
shrewd that she escaped detection for
In person this bandit queen is tall
and stately. She is proud of her long
black hair and is vain of her strong,
supple limbs and small hands and feet.
She is vain of her power over men.
Her face is that of a woman who wills
and does, and is able to make others do
for her sake even to the extent of mur
Canadians in the House of Lords.
Canada has three of her sons sitting
in the House of Lords, viz., Baron Hal
iburton, the Earl of Carnwatb and the
Earl of Elgin.
cities. She is an expert shot with e)
ther the gun or revolver, and when shi
levels a firearm at a man it means
death. Two weeks ago she shot and
killed Deputy Sheriff Booth, of Stod
dard County, Missouri. A year ago
she and her father organized her gang
In Franklin County, Missouri. She was
the leader and her father her first lieu
tenant Twenty men of the most dar
EMMA HENDRICKSON. MOLLIE MATHES.
lng instincts composed her company
and they went forth to make trouble,
and they did it. They stole horses and
cattle, looted stores, robbed travelers
and rifled banks and postoffices and in
their last battle for escape killed three
men and wounded several others of a
posse of citizens.
Lately they became so reckless that
the authorities had no difficulty in lo
cating them. With a posse of twenty
men the sheriff of Stoddard County
rode out from Bloomfield, the county
seat, to the little village of Dexter.
A few miles away the band was locat
ed in an isolated house. The sheriff
with his party took cover behind trees,
separated and surrounded the place.
While they were doing so the rifles of
the bandits were cracking from almost
every window in the bouse. They
were answered by the men behind the
trees and for two hours the battle was
kept up. Tbere were nine desperados
In the house against the attacking par
ty of twenty. The sheriffs were draw
ing tbe fire of the bandits ail they
could and reserving their own as much
as possible, tbe object being to exhaust
the supply of ammunition in the bouse.
Evidently the scheme of the attack
ing party became apparent to the Hen
drickson woman, for she had her men
cease firing and preparations were
made for a rush from tbe house. When
all was ready she placed herself at the
head of her band and rushed out of the
door, rifle in band and gang at her
heels. She dropped on one knee, lev
eled her rifle and one of the attacking
posse fell. All then began a rush of
200 yards against the posse's position.
They fired as they ran. When half the
distance was made old man Hendrick
son fell dead. Emma knelt beside bis
V. 777 77 - 7 - I IS
If Borne of the old malda had married
at the proper time they would now have w.
•on* old enough to support them.
money-back tea and
baking powder at
Jean de Reszke Is, unlike most opera
singers, afraid of the camera, and it
was not until last season that be ever
had an American photograph taken,
p|TC Fsnnaoeniiv oared. J*» au or nervoasast
■ ■ • after first day's ase or Dr. mine's Urea
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Joseph Jefferson, who reached the
age of 70 years last February, says that
he intends to act as long as his
strength will permit.
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The young duchess of Marlborough
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Lots of men go where duty calls,
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