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The old saying that "a fool aiid Ws
money are easily parted" never per
haps receiyed a better Illustration
than in the career of Prince Harry of
Tombstone. His real name was Hen-
Bennett, and he rose froin the
estate of a tattered mining prospector,
worth less than |300 altogether, to thtf
Possession of f150,000 In a few months.
For seventeen years he had searched
tor mines in Arizona and New Mexico.
He had lived among the Navajo and
Moki Indians, and had subsisted on the
most primitive fare for weeks at a
time. In the course of his wanderings
ne located a ledge of sulphurets, that
w, a combination of gold and silver
ores mixed with base metal—that was
In the summer of 1877. The Apaches
were particularly hostile to white men
that season, and Bennett got out of
Cochise county before he had a chance
to do much work on his claim. Later
that season Ed Schoeffelln and Rich
ard Gird located the famous gold and
silver mines of Tombstone, about a
mile away from where Bennett had
built up the piles of stone to mark the
corners of his mine. When the stem
pede began to Tombstone, Bennett was
one of the first ones on the scene. He
set about developing his own mine, the
Boston, and by pick and shovel he
soon laid bare enough of his ledge to
show that he had a fairly good mine.
Tombstone was growing at the rate
of 1,000 inhabitants a month, and the
people were mine crazy. In a few
"weeks he sold to George Hearst for
9160,000 cash down.
It was practically the only money
Bennett had ever had, and he was be
side himself with Joy. He went to El
Paso, Texas, and put his money in a
bank. Then he began to wonder how
he was going to have the fun he had
planned during all his long years of
prospecting and hardship. It was days
Tallest of All
Living /Wen.
The biggest living man is Lewis Wil
kins, who is now arousing great inter
est in the scientific circles of Europe.
Wilkins was born on a farm near St.
Paul, Minn., in 1874. When he was but
10 years of age he measured 6 feet in
height, and now has grown to the tre
mendous height of 107% inches—just
three-quarters of an inch less than
9 feet—^and weighs 364 pounds. There
have been other tall men and women
before Wilkins, and scientists have
•striven in vain to account for these
freaks of nature. Only lately a plaus
ible story has been put forward by a
French physician, Dr. Marie, who' says
that gigantism is nothing more or less
than a disease. This disease generally
occurs in patients between the age of
18 and 35, and is first called "acro
megaly" (from two Greek words meanT
Ing "enlargement of the extremities.")
If the patient, is not attacked until af
ter he is 18 the ends of the
the arms and legs are enlarged and
prolonged slightly, but If this disease
The Abyssinian is pretentious and
domineering to his inferiors, yet
cringing and obsequious to'his super
iors. His business being that of a.sol
dler, he is more or less, though at times
energetic, a lazy: iqdivldtu(l. Hp,
though not ai trader, 1s willing td take
service as mule driver 'and caravan
help, but he will always shorten his
day's work as much as he can. His
inseparable companions are his rifle,
cartridge belt and sword. The first is
often of the most antiquated pattern,
which, even when mule driving and
^•performing long marches, remains
with him, carried over his shoulder.
His sword Is strapped tightly to his
waist, and is characteristic one, be*
,ing short, very much curved (cimiter*
A Chla*man on a 'Wheel.
According to the Chinese habit of do
Jlng most things backward a visitor in
^Shanghai says he fully expected to see
the first Chinese cyclist he came across
pedal backward., "To our astonish
ment," he xnrote, '''he rode forward in
the proper manner. His attjre was
such as is not easily forgotten. The
taggr trousers'were hauled up over the
knees, disclosing pair of-shiny sticks
swathed ln dlshrago or something, mils
*ra* dope to prerfcntJils^traiBers, tronj
tearing injth#«r*«lii. fBa&.fj»et onrub
t»r pedals,, yeUbw baboon shirt,
bulging- but Uke' the sjfttttifeker of
yvMttwln* yifCht, and a .flying pigtail trader
We ire iSold, And. looked is If wheeling,
Boasts of Being a Christian««
But His Christianity is Bogus -f
•A 'nr„T iwi
before he realized that he was really
rich. He went into the bank a half
dozen times the first week to make
iftur«t that, his money was there and
was awaiting his order. He knew a
poor Mexican woman in Paso del
Norte, Mexico, whom he had long ad
mired, and he went across the Rio
Grande and married her. $•
Bennett Starts in to Spend*
Some one told Bennett that he was
a fool hot to hurry up and enjoy his
money, and he started in to spend it
Bennett and his bride went to Den
ver and San Francisco and exchanged
their, cheap old clothes for the finest
that money could buy. They kept tail
ors and dressmakers busy for weeks.
He bought eleven hats and a trunkful
of shoes for himself in San Francisco,
and he told the dry goods merchants
to give his wife two dozen of the finest
dresses to be had. The couple had
one room of the suite they lived in at
the Baldwin Hotel filled with trunks
and boxes of their newly bought
finery. In one day Bennett bought
some $8,000 worth of diamonds for
himself and wife, and they gave tips
-of $5 and $10 for the simplest service
to the hotel servants.
Tiring of San Francisco, Bennett
and his wife went down to Tombstone,
determined to show the population
that they knew how to lead fashion
in the mining camp.
They went to New Orleans for the
Mardi Gras celebration in 1881, and
seven trunks of clothing went, too.
The couple lived in the most costly
suite at the St. Charles hotel. Gn that
trip Mrs. Bennett saw opera glasses
for the first time. When the couple
returned to the mining camp each had
an opera glass of solid gold, and they
seldom drove out behind their well
known team of white stallions that
each did not carry a gold opera glass
and occasionally survey the country
through it. On that trip, also, Bennett
and his wife learned that some rich
people bathed in perfumed water.
They, therefore, bought scores of bot
tles of the finest Parisian perfumes,
and neither ever bathed without pour
ing a liberal quantity of perfume into
the water.
That was about the beginning of the
end. When his last dollar was gone,
Bennett ended his life with a bullet.
European Scien
tists Are
Interested in
a ?.
Resident of
has attacked a child at or soon after
birth gigantism is the result. The
bones are prolonged all along their
length, grow unnaturally and the re
sult is a giant. When you see a big
man it is therefore a question whether
he is unusually strong or whether he
is suffering from acromegaly. All
giants have not been acromegalic, ac
cording to Dr. Marie. .He mentions
two giants in the French army who
did not belong to this blass.. One was
ChArles Freuet, a cavalry soldier, who
was 6 feet 11 inches, and another was
Marnat, a drum major "in the Nhietieth
regiment infantry, who measured 6
feet 9 inches. Perhaps the greatest
giant who ever lived before Wilkins
was Charles Byrne, an Irishman. He
measured 9 feet 2 inches. His skeleton
is still preserved, proving beyond ques
tion his enormous size. He was prob
ably acromegalic. Other giants are
Constantine, born at Zurich, in Switz
erland, 8 feet 1 inch Herold, born at
Leipsic, 7 feet 5 inches, and Lady Em
ma. 8 feet 1 inch.
like), but narrowing to a sharp point
It is worn on the right side, and thus,
when mounting a mule or horse, he
always does so on the right, or off side.
Besides these weapons, he uses in war
fare a large, round, basin-shaped, em
bossed leather shiejd. often ornamented
with silver- work.
He boasts of being Sa Christian,.but
the Christianity ., he professes is only
in evidence in the keeping of feast and
fast, though a lew, very few compara
tively, attend church on sjjurly Sunday
mornings, in response to the call of a
doleful, cracked-pot sounding, tolling
bell. Whatever is the cawfe, the Abys
sinian has deteriorated, for apparently
he is a much worse lian thief, and
cheat than his neighborsabout his bor
Peru's Vast Mineral Ftodnet.
The soil ot Peru contains the larg
est number of mineral species—at Plu
ria, in the north, petroleum and sul
phur silver, lead, copper and opal in
the great, mining basin pf Cerro de
Pasco, in central Peru an| phosphate,
quicksilver,' auriferous grounds 'and
borax at Arequipa, Carabptja, ln the
south. At the .present time the num
ber of mines "in exploitation is 2,500,
employing 70,000 workmen. The value
cof Qfe has lncttasejl by more than (0
percent Within, ty last two yean.
Captain B*a CMat fraaao
Capt Alexander Nikolayevitch Oa
n«is|d, the late commander of the Bum*
slain? volunteers ot the Boer imr,
lopped to jimost distinguished ttinlljr.
tain Rh4C Hla Kerchief.
Undertaker (to bystander at funera.)
—Are you one of the mourners
Bystander—I am, sir.
Undertaker—What relation to the de
Bystander—None at all—but he owed
me $5.—Chicago News.
Mllllona fop Bnae Ball.
year for 'base ball, but large as this is,
it caimot equal the amount spent in
search of health., We urge those who
have spent much and lJst hope to try
Hosteifcter's Stomach Bitters. It
strengthens the stomach, makes diges
tion easy, aud cures dyspepsia, consti
pation, biliousness and weak kidneys.
Why He Read It.
"Have you read Borus' latest book,
•Boiled Brains?'"
"I thought you didn't like Borus'
"I don't."
"What did you read hfs book for?"'
"Because I knew some blamed fool
would be sure to ask me if I had read
it."—Chicago Tribune.
a el
life matter what ails you, headache
to a cancer, you will never get well
until your bowels are put right.
CASCARETS help nature, cure you
without a gripe or pain, produce easy
natural movements, cost you just 10
cents to start getting your health back.
CASCARETS Candy Cathartic, the
genuine, put up in metal boxes, every
tablet has C. C. C. stamped on it Be
ware of imitations.
Helen. Gonld'a Handeliake.
Miss Gould lias an interesting little
handshake. She has evidently learned
that to protect and preserve her own
hand when giving it to hundreds ot
others, she must do most of the "shak
ing" herself. She takes the proffered
hand firmly in her own at about elbow
level holds it there for an instant,
then raises it quickly in an almost ex
actly perpendicular line, then suddenly
releases it. She looks directly into the
eyes of the person she is meeting, and
probably not one in a. hundred passes
on without carrying with him the con
viction that the jolly-faced young wo
man he has just left sincerely enjoyed
the meeting.—Boston Post.
Mary J. Kennedy, manager of Ar
mour & Co.'s Exhibit at the Trans
Mississippi Exposition at Omaha, Neb.,
writes the following of Peruna, as a
cure for that
common phase
of bummer ca
tarrh. known
as indigestion.
Miss Kennedy
"I found the
in a 1
change of diet
incidental to
eight years'
traveling com
pletely upset
my digestive
system. Iu con
sulting several
decided I suf
fered with ca
tarrh of the
"Their pre
scriptions did
not seem to
help me any,
so, reading of
the remarkable
cureB effected
by the use of
Peruna I decid
ed totry it and
soon found my­
self well repaid.
"I have now used Peruna for about
three months and feel completely re
luvenated. I believe 1 am permanent
ly cured, and do not hesitate to give
unstinted praise to your great remedy,
The causes of summer catarrh are
first, chronic catarrh second, derange
ments of the stomach and liver third,
impure blood.
buch being the case anyone who
knows, anything whatever about the
operations of Peruna can understand
why this remedy is a permanent cure
for summer catarrh. It eradicates
chronic catarrh from the system, invig
orates the stomach and liver, cleanses
the blood of all impurities, and there
fore permanently cures by removing the
cause—a host of maladies peculiar to
hot weather. The cause being removed
the symptoms disappear of themselves.
"Summer Catarrh" sent free to any
•ddress by The Peruna Medicine Co.,
Columbus, Ohio.
Easy Monthly Payments
We sell Keglna Music Boxes for public
places with money slot attachments, and
tor home use without attachments, on easy
Monthly Payments. With money attach
ments they are
A Constant Source o! Revenue
and soon
placed In all
We Repair Music Boxes.
Correspondence Invited.
for themselves. They can be
as ot business houses.
819 First Ave. 80., Minneapolis, Minn
MACHINERY «ata you see onrsewCata
Na ». We will fnrnUh it to
yon FREE.
Factories at Btnqr, HL
Beta ot Vmos Soldiers who m*4e bosnssteafa ot
Uidjr Dundonald Has Been Having
Trouble of Her Own In the Welsh
While Lord Dundonald has been
away In South Africa fighting the
Boers his countess has been waging a
little war of her own with the Welsh
town of Abergele, near which her cas
tle str.nds. It was all about the im
provement of a highway. The count
ess got so an^ry that she cut down
some beautiful trees which the towns
people wanted preserved. While the
contending forces of the castle and the
town were refusing stubbornly to re
treat, there came the news of tiie relief
of Ladysmitli ,:uul the story of Dun
donald's entrance into the beleaguered
city. The town and the castle at once
began to rejoice ,and to forgive each
other. The town went wild with en
thusiasm over Lord Dundonald, and
the countess made a gift to the town
of all the land the townspeople desired
for the improvement of the highway.
To Lord Dundonald was cabled the
news of the ending of the Abergele
war, and in return he requested that
the improved highway be named Lady
smith avenue. This was done, and
now the castle and the town, which
have been saying all manner of harrt
things about each other for the last,
few months, have called off their law
yers and .are complimenting each oth
er at a great rate. Thus was the relief
of aLdysmith and Abergle effected at
one and the same time by the valor of
Lord Dundonald.—New York Press.
Notre Dame, Ind.
We call the attention of our readers
to the advertisement of Notre Dame
University, one of the great educa
tional institutions of the West, which
appears in another column of this
paper. Those of our readers who may
have occasion to look up a college for
their sons during the coming year
would do well to correspond with the
president, who will send them a cata
logue free of charge, as well as all
particulars regarding terms, courses
of studies, etc.
There is a thorough preparatory
school in connection with the univer
sity, in which students of all grades
will have every opportunity of prepar
ing themselves for higher studies. The
Commercial Course, intended for
young men preparing for business,
may be finished in one or two years
according to the ability of the student.
St. Edward's Hall, for boys under
thirteen, is an unique department of
the institution. The higher courses
are thorough in every respect, and stu
dents will find every opportunity of
perfecting themselves in any line of
work they may choose to select. Thor
oughness in class work, exactness in
the care of students, and devotion to
the best interests of all, are the distin
guishing characteristics of Notre
Dame University.
Fifty-six years of active work in the
cause of education have made this in
stitution famous all over the country.
Cause of the ColUiieftA.
Edith—So it's all over between you
and Harold?
Etliel—Yes I gave him $10 to bet for
me on Pocahontas yesterday.
Edith—Well, Pocahontas lost.
Ethel—Yes and the mean thing
wouldn't go to the bookmaker and ask
him to give me my money back.—ruck.
Watertown, Wis.
We call the attention of our read
ers to the advertisement of Sacred
Heart College, Watertown, Wis., which
appears in another column of this
paper. This institution is a branch of
the great University of Notre Dame,
and aims to fit boys for entrance to the
university courses as well as to give
them a thorough training at moderate
cost For the parent of limited mean3
Sacred Heart College fills a long felt
want Founded in 1873, it has gone on
increasing from year to year Until now
it ranks as one of the foremost col
leges of the middle west
There is only one box a man gets
into that he does not ask his friends to
help him out of, and he would then if
he could.
As a man grows older he get9 lust
as contradictory and obstinate as he
was when he was yourg.
HaU'i Catarrh Core
Is taken internally. Price, 75c.
There are some men on earth to
whom even hades would be a paradise
—if you believe them.
To Car* Dandraft Qalokly
ase Coke Dandruff Cure. Money refunded
if it fails, so why not try iti
There are three things that need to
be well trimmed—a lamp, a lawn and a
When g, take a bar of White's Y»
fou can ride further and easier.
It's a long lane that has no turning,
but some turn so much they waste
Did Ton. Ever Ran Across
an old letter—Ink ail faded out? Couldn't have
been Carter's Ink for It doesn't fade.
Every cloud has a silver lining the.
trick is to detach It
_M»njr causes ladnee pay hair,
BALSAM bring* back the youthful color.
HUDSBCOUI, the b«it cure for corm*. iscti.
Be a philosopher but amidst all
your philosophy, be a man.—Hume.
There are race jorees, horse races
a S
:C 1
aiaOiy as rwaniutei
ever saw or Maid of.
S7HW «lc. or
The Humor let Used Shocking Lan
Bat Stagnated to Wriggle
Ottt ot the Trouble.
While living at his home, in Hart
ford, Conn., Mark Twain was one
morning deep in the composition ot
some huiuorism from which he expect
ed a good deal, when he was called to
the telephone. He told the servant to
receive the message and bring it to
him, but in a few moments was in
formed that the party at the other end
of the wire wanted him. Provoked at
the interruption, Mark went to the tel
ephone, and, after "helloing" for some
time without an answer, he used some
language not generally seen in print,
but which was certainly picturesque.
While thus, engaged he heard an an
swer, in astonished tones, and recog
nized the voice of an eminent divine
whom he knew very well.
"Is that you, doctor?" questioned Mr.
Clemens. "I didn't hoar what you
fcaid. My butler has been at the teie
phone, and he said he couldn't under
stand you."
List of Patents Isaned Last Weelc to
Northwestern Inventors.
Stewart Oiremss, Grafton, N. D.,
aerial wheel Lorenzo J. Cody, Duluth,
Miun., steam log holder William
Dougherty. Fountain, Minn., garin
sieve Catherine .Dukes, Huron, S.
D. Hugh G. Maewilliam, St. Paul,
Minn., suspenders Jaiaes Martin,
Howard Lake, Minn., device for over
coming dead-centers Edwin H. Mc-
A mHlion of dollars are spent every
Henry,' St. Paul, Minn., track guage.
Uerwln. Lothrop A Johnson, Patent Attor
•eys, (11 fc 912 Pioneer Press Bldr. SL Paul
Anj'ililiii Com.
"What sort of a man Is your ideal?"
asked one summer girl of another.
"Oh, I like tall, fair, intellectual
types," was the answer.
"Well, that is just my style, too,"
said the first speaker.
But when the short, dark and brain
less youth arrived at the hotel, he ap
peared to fill the ideal all right.
Supreme Court Sustains the Foot-Ease
Justice Laughlin, In Supreme Court,
Buffalo, has ordered a permanent Injunc
tion, with costs, and a full accounting of
sales, to issue against Paul B. Hudson,
the manufacturer of the foot powder
called "Dr. Clark's Foot Powder," and
also against a retail dealer of Brooklyn,
restraining them from making or selling
the Dr. Clark's Foot Powder, which is
declared, in the decision of the Court, an
imitation and infringement of "Foot
Ease," the powder to shake into your
shoes for tired, aching feet, now so large
ly advertised and sold all over the coun
try. Allen S. Olmsted, of Le Roy, N. T.,
is the owner of the trade-mark "Foot
Kase," and he is the first individual who
ever advertised a foot powder extensively
over the country. He will send a sam
ple Free to any one who writes him for
It. The decision in this case upholds
his trade-mark and renders all parties
liable who fraudulently attempt to prof
it by the extensive "Foot-Ease" adver
tising, in placing upon the market a
spurious and similar appearing prepara
tion, labeled and put up in envelopes
and boxes like Foot-Ease. Similar suits
will be brought against others who are
now infringing on the Foot-Ease trade
mark and common law rights.
Information While You Walt.
Mr. I. N. Ventor of Waverly writes:
"I have invented a folding bed.
Please tell me how to get it in the pa
Fold bed. Unfold paper. Then wrap.
—Baltimore American.
I do not believe Plso's Cure for Consumption
has un equal for coughs and colds.—JOHN
BOYEB, Trinity Springs, Ind., Feb. 16,1900.
Cnne in Point.
"What little things often turn the
current of a man's life and save him
from disaster:"
"Have you had such an experience?"
"Yes once I was going to St. Louis
to live, and I couldn't get a pass."—
Chicago Record.
Farm Morten*? I.nnim.
In amounts ranging from $300.00 to $10,000.00
on choice, Improved farms in the western part
of North Dakota.
Write us if you have money to invest, and
we will be pleased to send you description of
loans, rates of Interest, etc. Personal exam
ination of all loans. We have Invested nearly
one million dollars in farm loans In North
Dakota since 1881, without the loss of & dollar.
North Dakota Laud aud Loau Co.,
Rugby, K. D.
tp-to-Datc Tactics.
Sergt. Finnegan (on the skirmish line)
—Stiddy, me byes sure, they be too far
off yit, but when they git furninst the
bushes there, thry a few blank cart
ridges at 'em until yees git the range.—
Rend the Advertisement*.
Tou will enjoy this punlication much
better if you will get into the habit
reading the advertisements they will
afford a most amusing story, and will
help you in the way of getting some'
excellent bargains. Our advertisers are
reliable they send what they adver
tin-American. ./f:.
First Boston Boy—Yes father pun
ished me severely yesterday.
Second Boston Boy—Indeed! Some
parents have such radical views about
government without the consent of the
ViauMri ooethiat «m«.
For children teething, softens the rums, redocec fn
fUmmstloa. eilaw paimcnr— wind
colic. ascabotUe.
Because a man earns money by it,
does not make it work because he
does not, does not make it pay.
All play and no work makes Jack as
dull a boy as all work and no play.
A A I E S it A
N t- 1-.
t) -i [I i... St N
tydlnfc. rtnhliMnli Vegetable
OiTH thM*
Isttm from
tell you of ths good Lydia E.
ham's Vegetable Compound hu
me. I was sick in bed about five
The right side of my abdomen
me and was so swollen and sore titftti
could not walk. The
doctor told my hus
band I would have to
undergo an operation.
This I refused to
had given your
medicine a trial. Be
fore I had talcen
one bottle the
swelling be
gan to disap*
pear. I con
tinued to use
your medicine
until the swelling
was entirely gone.
When the doctor
came he was very
much surprised to
see me so much
better."—Mas. MABY SMITH,
Iowa. 'J
DKAS Mas. PIXKHAM:—Iwassickftsr^f
two years with falling of the womb, aaA 7
inflammation of the ovaries and bladder*
I was bloated very badly. My leftllmWS
would swell so I could not step on By-'-f
foot. I had such bearing' down pains
could not straighten up or walk acros®
the room and such shootingpains woalA
through me that I thought I ooaM
not stand it. My mother got me a bottte
of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Cms*
pound and told me to try it. I took
bottles and now, tihanks to your won
derful medicine, I am a well woaurn.*^
ELSDC BBTAK, Otisville, v*v
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