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George Ade's Farm.
When William Lackaye was in Chi.
ago with the Blngham company he
ras accompanied by Mrs. Lackaye, c.
ording to a new story which "Bift"
Sall is telling. At a small afternoon
party the conversation took the course
if many conversations in Chicago
hees days and reference was made to
3eorge Ads and the success he had
EIIned as humorist and playwright
Somebody ventured that the young
man was investing his money wisely
and had purchased a farm.
"Has he a farm in Indiana that he
goes to?" inquired Mrs. Lackaye. And
her quick-witted husband replied,
"No, my dear-he didn't buy it to go
to--ust to refer to."
No one would ever he bothered with con.
tipation if every one knew bow naturally
end qickly Burdock Blood Bitters regu.
ate the stomach and bowels.
Fulta Goes to New York.
Dave Fultz, the crack outfider of
the champion Athletics, will not play
with that combination next season.
Fults has received an exceptionally
large offer from another club for 1903,
and, as Manager Mack can not meet
the price, Fultz has decided to leave
Philadelphia. It is believed the New
Tprk National League Club has secur
ed the Athletics' star center fielder.
Pults's contract with Connie Mack
expired this year.
While splitting rails the other day
our leading poet severely sprained
both his hands, and now he cannot
lift a glass of "moonshine" to his lips
without assistance.--Atlanta Constitu
"He has been working like a galley
slave, hasn't he?" "Worse, like a
The way we conduct ourself is the
way the world is usually apt to judge
It is estimated that there are six
teen tons of microscopic shell fish in
every cubic mile of the ocean.
We should not be extravagant in
financial or any other of our matters.
In the slough of despond many a
fond hope' has sunk nevermore to rise.
How fond some of us are of getting
CASE NO. 80,611.
C. E. Boles, Dealer in Grain and Feed;
Address, 505 South VJter Street,
Akron, Ohio-Cured in 1896.
Mr. Boles says: "Ever since the
Civil War I have had attacks of kid
ney and bladder trouble. ,'ecidedly
worse during the last two or three
years. Although I consulted physi
clans, some of whom told me I was
verging on Bright's disease, and I was
continually using standard remedies,
the excruciating aching just across
the kidneys, which radiated to the
shoulder blades still existed. As might
be expected, when my kidneys were
in a disturbed condition there was a
distressing and inconvenient difficulty
with the action of the kidney secre
tions. A box of Doan's Kidney Pills,
procured at Lamparter & Co.'s drug
store, brought such a decided
change within a week. that I continued
the treatment. The last attack, and it
was particularly aggravated, disap
Cure Confirmed Four Years After.
Four years later Mr. Boles says: In
the spring of 1896 1 made a public
statement of my experience with
Doan's Kidney Pills. This remedy
cured me of terrible aching in the kid
neys, in the small of my back. in the
muscles of the shoulder blades, and
in the limbs. During the years that
have gone by I can conscientiously
say there have been no recurrences of
my old trouble. My confidence in
Doan's Kidney Pills is stronger than
ever, not only from my personal ex
perience, but from the experience of
many others in Akron, which have
come to my notice."
A FREE TRIAL of this great Kid
ney medicine which cured Mr. Boles.
will be mailed on application to any
part of the United States. Address
Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo. N. Y. For
sale by all draggists, price 50 cents
Italy has attracted an unusually
large number of Americans this year.
Scald head is an eczema of the scalp-very
severe sometimes, but it can be cured.
Doan's Ointment, quick and permanent in
its results. At. any urug store, 50 cents.
The m-an of principle never will lack
There is no danger of a girl being
Mrs. Tupman, a prominent lady
of Richmond, Va., a great sufferer with
woman's troubles, tells of her cure by
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
"DEAz MRa. PINKIIAM: - For some years I suffered with backache
severe bearing-down pains, leucorrhcea, and falling of the womb. I
tried many remedies, but nothing gave any positive relief.
"I commenced taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
in June, 1901 When I had taken the first half bottle, I felt a vast im
provement, and have now taken ten bottles with the result that I feel
lke a new woman. When I commenced taking the Vegetable Com
pound I felt all worn out and was fast approaching complete nervous
collapse.- I weighed only 98 pounds. Now I weigh 109& pounds and
am improving every day. I gladly testify to the benefits received."
Mas. R. C. TUPxAN, 423 West 30th St., Richmond, Va.
When a medicine has been successful in more than a million
cases, is it justice to yourself to say, without trying it, "I do not
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menstruation and leucorrhoea, which caused
an irritation of the parts. I looked like
_ one who had consumption, but I do not look
like that now, and I owe it all to your wonder
"I took only six bottles, but it has made
me feel like a new person. I thank
. God that there is such a female helper
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[XPLOR[RS WORKING OUT
Tit STORY Of TH1 WORLD
Long-H dd:n Secrets of the Famous Mesopetam
ian Vallcy, Among Others, to Be Laid Bare
Recent Discoveries Made in Asia Minor.
As the second year of the twentieth
century nears its end it sees a mighty
effort being made in all fields to work
out. The story of the world-ethno
logically, archeologically, Paleontologi
Sically. There is
hardly a spot on
the earth's sur
face from New
Zealand to the
Poles that is not
being made the
subject of ener
The town of Or
cotmv x c an in Algeria re
irIOUTD MAANAU cently celebrated a
little occasion. It
was the one-thousandeth anniversary
of its existence. Part of the cere
monies consisted in a session of a
geographical congress. At that con
gress a man, burned almost black,
arose and told in a dry, matter-of-fact,
scientific way of a little jaunt of al
most two thousand miles that he had
just finished. His trip had been
through middle Morocco, which never
before had been visited by a Euro
pean, and which, the inhabiting Ber
bers had sworn, never should be so
visited. This man, whose name is
Ruins of Nimrod's Palaces.
Count R. de Bordon de Segonzac, de
cided differently. So he worked his
way as near the unknown land as he
could, and then, obtaining disguises,
he wandered as an Arab. Despite his
excellent knowledge of the manners,
speech and customs of the Moroccans
and the inhabitants of the Atlas moun
tains, he feared that they might pen
etrate his disguise if they became in
quisitive as to his business. So he
took advantage of the fact that Mo
hammedans believe that insane per
sons are under the especial care of
Allah, and pretended to be insane.
This assured him of respect and good
treatment everywhere, and, although
he had many narrow escapes, he man
aged to play his role to the end and
made his way back to civilization
with his valuable head still on his
In Asia Minor the imperial German
Archeological institute has paid for
excavations on the site of the famous
old temple of Gordium, and enough
finds have been made to prove that
the workers are digging out an an
cient settlement that was great and
flourishing 1.500 years before Christ.
Other excavations in the peninsula
of Miletus, on the Aegean sea, have
produced results so tempting that pri
vate German capital has been fur
nished, with which the great part of
the peninsula has been purchased out
right to assure successful prosecution
of the work. The territory thus ac
quired comprises the site of the great
Necropolis and the Sacred Way lead
ing to the famous Temple of Apollo
of Didyma, the greatest holy place of
Asia Minor in its day.
This purchase, it is said now, will
make a far more wonderful place to
visit than even Pompeii, for when the
excavations are completed a perfect
dream city will have been unearthed.
The entire hill in front of the city,
crowned by the famous theater, be
longs to the excavators, also the an
cient harbor basin with its entrance
Ghost Palace of Amra.
marked with two colossal marble lions
and with a port city with halls in it
more than three hundred feet long.
In the wonderful Mesopotamian val
ley, the scene of the most intensely
interesting history of all mankind,
there has been digging in many
places. Places that were held against
all study and even entry by the pow
crful, unbeaten Bedouin tribes, who
euccessfully defied exploration party
after party in the past twenty years,
have yielded at last to the railroad en
gineer. The valleys of the Euphra
tea and the Tigris are being crossed
and recrossed by Americans and Ger
mans with surveyors' rods and theodo
lites. Their steel-measuring tapes
gleam on the tawny sands where once
the queen of Sheba trod. They are
laying out the route of the Bagdad
railroad where once the Assyrians
"came down like the wolf on the fold."
Engineering troops have been climb.
ing around and delving in the ruins
of Urfa on a branch of the Eupherates
-old Ur. the city of Nimrod, the
Hunter, son of Ham, first ruler of
Shinar. The engineers have been,
planning a railroad station on the
very site, perhaps, of the place where
he used to entertain the great hunters,
of the Babylonian kingdom that he is
said in old eastern tales to have found
ed. Prosaic mathematicians have
been drawing up long statistics on the
stone tables that remain intact on the
rocks in front of Urfa, and that still
are pointed out as the tables at which
Nimrod himself used to sit to drink
his wine and tell, no doubt, of his nar
row escapes and the big game that he
When the steel rai:s are laid they
may lead over those very stone
benches and tables. They will pass by
the holy Lake of Abraham, with its
sacred fish. By its banks, according
to the local Mohammedan tradition of
to-day, Abraham the Patriarch de
signed to sacrifice his son, Jacob.
Austria has shown remarkable en
thusiasm about exploration in Arabia.
Besides Dr. Hein's expedition, the
Vienna Academy fitted out the expedi
tion of a philologist, the Rev. Dr.
Alois Musil, and the painter, Hans
Mielich, to explore the land of Edom,
in northwestern Arabia. In their first
trip they discovered the famous, but,
until then, never seen ghost palace
of Amra, which the Arab caravans
had made known to Europeans gen
erations ago by their marvelous tales.
According to them, it was beautiful
and deadly. Its walls, were decorated
by magnificent paintings that were
guarded by the Djinns and other evil
spirits of the desert. No man ever had
approached it and lived, according to
the tradition. The Viennese expedi
tion found it, thanks to the friendship
of an Arab chief, who turned out to
be quite the Arab of romanne--lion
hearted, handsome, loyal and the soul
of hospitality and truthfulness.
The emperor of Germany is busy
with a unique project that will be of
value to the historical as well as the
military world. Some time ago he
dispatched Col. Janke and the Cap
tains Von Bismarck, Von Plessen and
Von Marees to Asia Minor to make
.~ i I
Holy Lake in Urfa.
Modern Mosque in Background.
topographical and photographical
studies and to draw up complete
charts of the famous battlefields of
Alexander the Great. Especially
good charts and pictures have been
obtained of the field of the Issus,
where Alexander conquered Darius
2235 years ago, and the battle of the
Cranikos, where he beat the Persians
a year before that.
Even the stolid and not easily im
pressed or curious Turks have joined
the explorers. In Yemen. which is a
part of Arabia, where their rule really
is more than nominal, so that they
can dig without danger of being
swooped on by obnoxious desert kings,
the Turks have come on the tracks of
no less a personage than the Queen
of Sheba, the delightful lady of fash
ion who visited Solomon. The Turks
have unearthed fine marble tablets,
uncommonly well preserved, with a
vast amount of inscription dating
back so far that the excavators are
encouraged to hope that some of them
really will prove to be edicts of the
famous queen nerself.
The French explorer. De Morgan,
who has been excavating in Susiana,
in Persia, has found not one buried
city, but half a dozen of thenim, one on
top of the other. The conqudrors as
they succeeded each other there had
the amiable habit of destroying
everything and building their own
city, according to their own tastes,
on the ruins. So it happens that, as
the De Morgan expedition excavated,
it unearthed one city below the other.
Gradually the ,ntire lost history of
Persia was laid bare. The Dominican
Father, Sheil, who acconipanltes this
party, dltcovered a stone col
umn that is covered with cunelform
writings. He has de'iphe:red enough
aleady to know that those writings
represent laws and statutes that were
promulgated in Persia one thousand
years before Chris* was born.
ULIaLL UA ILL I TO co tL
WITH (ARiIVAL OF (RIM "
Streets of French Capital Practically Given Over
to Organized Bands of Robbers and Murderers
Who Laugh at the Authorities.
Once more comes the news, astound
ing to all except such as are familiar
with the corruption which exists
among the police of that city, that
Paris is terrorized by organized bands
of footpads and burglars who do not
hesitate to murder if they find the
killing of human beings requisite for
the success of their operations. Hard
ly a night passes but some unoffend
ing citizen is set upon by thugs and
as many as a dozen revolver, knife
and sandbag attacks have been report
ed in one night. Recently a new
method of assault has been introduced.
A citizen walking hurriedly along a
street on his way home from his place
of business or entertainment hears
the whirr of a lariat and before he has
time to see whence it comes finds
himself lassoed and being dragged
The Lariat Men at Work.
into some dark alley or doorway,
where thieves relieve him of whatever
of value he has on his person. When
he escapes-if he is fortunate enough
not to be killed-he hurries to the po
lice in the hope that an effort will be
made to recover his property and
punish his assailants. His complaint
causes no surprise and arouses no
official to action. Robbery is such a
commonplace affair in Paris that the
police do not deem it worth while
tracing the offenders in any particular
case, unless the gravel offense of mur
der occurs also.
So bold are these Paris thugs that
they band together and give them
selves names, as secret societies have
a habit of doing. The names and ren
dezvous are, many of them, well
known to the police and no other rea
son for the failure to rid the French
metropolis of them can be ascribed
than collusion, with profit to the po
lice in the shape of a division of the
plunder. As their names differ, so
do their purposes and methods. There
are at least thirty of these guilds of
crime and some of them wield con
siderable political influence,
As their name suggests the mem
bers of the "Habits Noirs" gang are
well dressed and, for the greater part,
they are also good looking. The term
"Habits Noirs" means "evening
dress." They frequent the reading
and smoking rooms of hotels as well
as picture galleries and similar places
of entertainment during the day, and
cafe concerts at night, always dressed
in the very height of fashion. They
do not disdain the acquaintance of
men, especially if they happen to be
foreign visitors, and are only too
ready to pilot them to haunts where
they can be robbed in one fashion or
another with impunity. Yet, as a gen
eral rule, they look to women as their
legitimate prey. In one manner or
another they manage to serape an ac
quaintance with their victim, and
once they have achieved this the rest
is easy. For woe betide the woman
who allows even a scrap of writing, a
glove, a handkerchief or a card to
fall into the hands of one of these
adventurers. It is used at once for
purposes of terrorism and of black
mnall, and unless the woman has the
good sense to immediately appeal for
protection to some male relative there
is no limit to the depth of the degra
dation to which she will be dragged.
In the end she may be murdered.
Another notorious band operates in
the Bois de Boulogne. The police su
pervision of that famous park is of
the most inadequate character, and
Bande de Neuilly Thugs Throwing
Victim Over a Parapet.
the result is that each clump of
bushes, each copse of trees has be
tome the hiding place of bandits of
the wmost audacious description. To
such an extent is this the case that it
has become positively dlangerous for
solitary promenaders to turn off into
any of the less frequented side paths,
andl scarcely a dlay passes without one
or more robberies being reported to
The coarser thugs beyond moatl) te
the Bande de Neutilly, a league whose
members make night attacks upon be
lated citizens returning home through
the streets that are badly lighted and
little frequented. Their audacity re
mains almost incredible. They think
nothing of attacking a policeman on
his beat. In Neuilly and in other sim
ilarly infested quarters of Paris the
patrolling is done by the police in
couples, or even in parties of three.
Marquelot, the founder of this gang of
thugs, ultimately met with his death
on the scaffold for the murder of an
old lady. and during the course of his
trial the fact was brought to light
that as chief of the Bande de Neullly
he had taken part in no less than sev
enty separate night assaults with rob
bory. His hideous society survived
him. As a general rule its members
content themselves with throttling,
pounding and kicking their victims in
to insensibil!ty. But if the persons
thus assailed show figat or lead their
assailants to believe for one moment
that they have recognized them the
will stab them, or beat in their skulls
without the slightest hesitation, then
drop their bodies over the parapet of
the bridge at Neuilly into the swiftly
There is no bridge in all Paris that
has been the scene of so many mur
ders of this kind as the bridge ma
The Cour Ia Reine bandits are as
formidable as the Bande de Neuilly,
but are not so coarse. They haunt
the fortifications of the city, attacking
only selected victims, who, after being
plundered are thrown over the walls -
GRATITUDE OF A BLACKBIRD
Absolute Authenticity of This Story
Not Vouched For.
We are unable to guarantee the ab
solute authenticity of the following
story; but as truth is often stranger
than fiction, we leave it to our dis- 1
criminating readers to settle the point
as to which category it belongs. A
well-known charitable gentleman,
who was in the habit of taking a
"constitutional" every morning, saw
on one of his rambles a half-frosen
blackbird lying on the snow. IHe
picked it up and took it home, where,
with care and rroper food, it became
a general pet; and its kind master,
finding it very teachable, got it to
learn a popular song, which, by dint
of practice, :t was able to whistle
from beginning to end without fault.
With the return of the spring, our.
friend set it at liberty, as he could
not find it in his heart to detain it in
captivity any longer. A year passed,
and in the following spring the phbl-.
antAropist was awAkened dan fthn6i g
by certain harmonious tones which
procceded from a tree opposite his
bedroom window, l ~ thie tpot he
had taught the blackbird now ren
dered by four voices. The grateful
bird had, during the winter, taught
three of its comrades to sing the p.p
ular air, and now performed it as d
quartet for the delectation of its bean
Safety of the Temple.
There was one famous building of
antiquity, which, according to the re. -.
ords, was never once damaged by
lightning during its thousand years of
existence, although placed high on a
hill above a city in a mountain region
where thunderstorms are very fre
quent. It was the temple of Solomon
at Jerusalem. The temple was over.
laid within and without by plates of
gold, writes a contributor to Leslie's
Monthly. Now gold is one of the best
electric conductors, and in this way
the whole building was protected with
a perfection and thoroughness that
has never been attempted before or
sin c e . ,
Students "Josh" Carrie Nation.
Mrs. Carrie Nation went to New Ha
ven to have "a heart to heart talk with
the Yale students," as she expressed
it. She made her way to the campus,
where she found a number of young
men, some smoking cigarettes. This
was enough for Carrie, and she pro
ceeded to give the students a scold
ing. They stood it good naturedly for
a while. but finally treated the saloon
smasher to a round of "joshing" col
lege yells and choruses, and Mrs. Na
tion was forced to beat a somewhat
Record Head of Hair.
A Mexican lady, by name Mercedes
Lopez, claims to possess the longest
head of hair in the world. She is only
five feet in height, but when standing
erect her tresses trail on the ground
a distance of four feet eight inches.
It is, moreover, so think that she can
hide herself in its folds. So quickly
does it grow that she is able to cut oR
large tresses andi sell them from time
to time, since her husband's position
is only that of a poor shepherd.
Zulu in American University.
Plxley Ka Isaaka Seme, the first
Zulu to enter an Amerlcan university.
has succeeded in passing the severe
entrance examinations at Columbia,
and has mnatriculated for an eight
years' course in medicine and surgery.
He has been in this country since 1*98
and is 21 years old. His purpose I s
practios medicine in his native lad.