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MENDENHALL, 'Solo OTnsr Evansville, Indiana LIVERYMEN FARMERS DRAYMEN And all users of axle grease that want the best grease on the market and that recognize a good . thing when shown its merits, we . recommend our Golden and Cas | tor Oil brands of Axle Grease. I Jt is put up in 1 pound tin boxes I and 3 pound tin buckets. For L sale by all up-to-date merchants. Ask for it and take no substitute, ■it is guaranteed to have no equal BPfor quality on the market. I WATERS-PIERCE L ^ OIL COMPANY. TO THE FAIR. W/pfTickets on sale to St. Louis daily via the Iron Mountain route. I $9.55 for the round trip; return ' limit fifteen days from date of i sale. T. H. Reamey, Agt. I TO CALIFORNIA. B Via Union Pacific. Millions E have been spent in the improve B ment of this line, and all human B ingenuity has been adopted tc B protect its patrons against acci ■ ident. The line is renowned foi ■ its fast trains and the general su ■ periority of its service and equip SB ment. Fast time, shortest line. |Bsmot>thest track. Tourists sleep! j^Bers d speciality. Inquire of A BBu^H. Lothrop, G. A.*, A BBK9B Ott^live streeG^B II I h IB I HII —n auMHMH HYDROGRAPHIC RECORDS. Practical Benefit Derived from Them Illustrated in Geological Survey Work. The parable of the sower is appli cable to all educational work. Much of the mission of the great departments maintained by the government, espe cially the scientific bureaus is educa tional in its nature. The government is in the position of a progressive and ambitious instructor in a modern col lege, who, surrounded by every labora tory and library facility, spends part of his time in making original investi gations and part in communicating to his pupils the results of his studies. The seed he sows falls on all kinds of soil, but, however poor the ground, it is sure to bring forth fruit in some measure, if there is life in the kernels that he sows. There is great varia tion in the returns from the different kinds of educational work prosecuted by the government. The ultimate value of much of it can be determined only after the lapse of many years, but some of it seems to bear fruit a hundred fold from the very start. An instance of this is seen in the results that have followed the hydrographic work of the United States geological survey in many quarters. The cases in which it has been of benefit to the one state of Colorado, for example, are numerous and interesting. None of the irrigation work contem plated by the government would, ordinarily, be possible without long delay, were it not for the hydrographic data accumulated by the survey dur ing many years of observation and measurement. In addition to that, the work of private individuals is con stantly facilitated by the same records. No large engineering enterprises are now undertaken without reference to the survey’s records concerning the cumnlir nf xi-n tor> ovroiloldQ of t h O chosen site. The South Platte Land and Reservoir company, which has under way canals and reservoirs that probably aggregate $500,000 in value, has established stations at Orchard and Kersey, Col., because of the superior hydrographic advantages of fered by these localities. The choice of those points is directly traceable to the data compiled by the survey. Equally important is the fact that projects that would have resulted dis astrously have in numerous cases bee a abandoned after a study " survey records that throw light on the prob able outcome. Data concerning the flow ot water on the Arkansas and South Platte rivers prevented the ex penditure of great sums of money on the state canal in the first instance, and upon the Pawnee pass reservoir project in the second. Survey data seem to tee in great demand as unimpeachable testimony in .the legal controversies that have arisen in this state in regard to irriga tion matters. A most notable instance is the case of the Colorado & South ern railroad vs. the Denver Union Water company, in which the sum of $100,000 was involved. Data obtained by the survey in re gard to the amount of water power available at certain places have influ enced the plans of the Glenwood Springs Light and Power company, the New Century Light and Power cpmpany, and also proposed power companies on Clear and St. Vrain’s creeks. None of these projects has yet been carried to a conclusion, but some of them will undoubtedly be eventually constructed. Colorado cities seeking a suitable water supply have frequently con sulted data obtained by the survey. In the case of Durango, in southwest ern Colorado, the discharge of Florida river was especially studied in order to ascertain whether a gravity water system would be feasible at that point. The location of various manufactur ing industries has been determined by report from survey engineers on the available water supply. AN OXEN CAVALRY CORPS. Natives Queerly Mounted for Police Duty on the Island of Madagascar. The oddest cavalry in the world is maintained on the west coast of Mad agascar by Governor General J. G. Gal lieni. While the French troops in tha’ country are ample to meet the occa sional revolutionists, the governor gen eral makes use of native talent for po lice work in out-of-the-way localities, says the New York Herald. On the west coast of Africa is a tribe of natives, possibly radically connected with the Hovas, who are known as the Sakalova, the most war like tribe of the country. The natives, in imitation of French troopers, or ganized an oxen cavalry corps, under command of a French officer. They are armed with modern long-handled lances, or spears, aud side arms Their uniform is khaki, with skull caps. They ride barefooted, without stirrups, sitting on their equipment, cinched like a saddle, with cords made of the native fiber plant, and a sort of bridle of the cord, passing through the nose'of the beast. The oxen are neither slow or scared and it is assumed would create havoc with their horns among horse cavalry] —-- | 1 Servian Army’s Big Drum. A curious feature connected with t* Servian army is the manner in whi^ )st of the regiments carry the bif hm. It is not, as in most countries ig in front of the man who plays it is placed upon a two-wheeled can ;n by a single dog, which has beer rained that it. keeps its place ever jgh the longest and most tedious o: les. The drummer takes up a po behind the car and performs or ^strument as the animal pulls 1 i ...Sst popular numbers. Seven and Thirteen Are Fixed Upon m the Minds of the Greater Number of Men. "Ask a man to pick out some num ber between one and ten, and you can tell him nine times out of ten what number he has selected, though his se I lection is made mentally,” said a man 1 who, according to the New Orleans Times-Demoerat, is fond of the old things, “and when you come to think i of it, the task of naming the correct ! number is not a difficult one. In the ! course of an hour the other day I 1 asked ten men to think of a certain number—any number between one and ten—and I would tell them what num ber they had fixed their mind on. In nine cases out of ten I was correct, missing it only once. The minds oi nine of the persons selected the num- j I ber seven, and one of them selected j nine. It is not difficult to understand \ why the mind should run to the num ber seven. Even in the case of the man who fixed his mind on the num ber nine, he told me when it was all over that his mind had first run to seven, but he quickly changed to nine without knowing just why it was that i he changed. Seven is the most prom- ! inent figure between one and ten. It is the most popular number in the line, and is associated with more things I than any other number, and it is quite 1 reasonable that the mind should lighl ! on seven. I made another test the other day with five persons, asking each of them to write some number between 1 one and ten, and give it to a sixth per 1 son. When the slips had been handed to the sixth man I said: ‘Seven is the number on each of the slips.’ j “ ‘Correct,” said the man to whom ' they had been handed, and the five men were a bit bewildered for the j moment by the fact that they had all un upun me same nuiuuei, ami iuiu i ! was able to tell what the number was. | It would be quite as easy to name a number between 10 and 20, though I have made no tests along this line. I j 1 dare say that 13 would be the first number to flash in the mind, simply because it is the most talked of, and the only number between 10 and 20 that has the widest association. So ! you can tell there is no trick about it, 1 and it doesn’t require any knowledge of the occult philosophies.” • EXTENDING BOUNDARIES. Some of Our Larger Cities Have An* nexed Ground Far Into Adja cent Farm Lands. According to a recently issued census bulletin, the real rank of cities is not al ways indicated by the order in which they stand in the tables of population. f Some great centers have a considerable part of. their massed population lying I outside the municipal boundaries. Bos ton is a good example; about 1,200,000 people live in sight of the state house dome, and less than 600,000 of them are j governed by the Boston mayor. Other ; cities have annexed far into the farm j lands of the adjacent country, says Youth’s Companion. It is customary to speak of the popula tion of a state, ‘‘in proportion to its ! size.” Such a comparison is seldom ; made of cities, although it might not be uninteresting. Pittsburg, for example, has a population of a third of a million on 18,000 acres of ground; New York’s population, little more than ten times as great, spreads over nearly 12 times as many acres. j Chicago was long famous for its an nexation habit, but since 1890 New York has annexed much more territory than Chicago’s total area. New Orleans has a slightly larger area than Chicago. Each of them covers six times the area of Baltimore. Washington, which occupies the Mary land part of the ten miles square set aside for a national capital, is a fair ; sized city as area goes, for this genera i nun. il may seem »maii ateuiurj UBiice, ] although it looked abundantly ample for all the purposes of urban development when laid out. In the case of cities, as well as of other corporations, consolidation is plainly j one of the tendencies of the times. More ' than one-third of those in the United States have added to their territory" by annexation since 1890. Townships and counties are occasionally subdivided, by reason of local interests, but the cities seem to be steadily pushing their boun daries outward. There are some eco nomic reasons for this, but the reason In many cases has been the desire of their inhabitants to make a “good show ing.” ^ In the Right Room. At the latest of the ladies’ clubs a “pets’ room,” with little stalls for dogs and cats, lemurs and lizards, all the small creatures that a lady finds neces sary as companions, is provided. One of the most enthusiastic members was showing her friends of her own sex over the establishment, arid opened the door of the “pets’ room with proper pride. There, in the center of the room, on two chairs, sat two immaculately clothed young men, grave of face, but PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE Tonnage of Last Year Exceeded by Six Million Tons That of Any Previous Year. The year 1903 stands as the high water mark of prosperity in the anthracite coal trade, as the tonnage for that year exceeded by more than 6,000,000 tons that of any previous year, and the demand for coal was so good as to make it possible to dispose of the product at prices which brought a fair return to all con cerned in the industry. Some siguiii cant figures in connection with the production of Pennsylvania anthra cite during 1903 have oeen collected by Mr. William W. Ruley, special agent of the United States geological survey, and will be included in Mr. E. W. Parker's report on the produc tion of coal in 1903, which is a regular feature of the survey's annual volume on the mineral resources of the United States. At the commencement of 1903 there was practically no anthracite in stock, as the amount which had been mine! after the strike of 1902 had gone directly into consumption. All that could be mined during the first three months of 1903 was in immediate de mand. With the opening of navigation and a reduction in price on April 1, dealers at all points endeavored to lay in an ample supply of coal to meet their fall and winter requirements. This made a brisk demand for the product dur ing the spring and summer momhs, with the resultant accumulation of stocks in dealers’ hands. The early arrival of cold weather, however, and the prolonged severity of the winter created an unusually brisk demand for coal. In connection with the large pro duction, it is interesting to note the increase in the shipments of the small sizes of coal during 1903 over those ot previous years. This is especially noteworthy on account of the opinion generally expressed at tne close oi me anthracite strike, that bituminous coal had largely supplanted • anthra cite for steam purposes, and would continue to hold this trade to the exclusion of the small sizes of the lat ter product. On the contrary, how ever, ttfo consumption of these smallei sizes of coal increased 2,468,694 tons ir, 1903 over 1901. It would seem that th^ only cause which would seriously affect the prosperity of the anthracite business is the general condition oi the entire country. As long as the people at large are able to buy anthra cite, it will not want a market. It is also of interest to note an Increase of 15 cents in the average value per ton for coal at the mines The total production was 66,351,713 tons, valued at $152,036,448. The aver age price per ton was $2.50; the num ber of men employed was 150,483; and the average number of days that each man worked was 206. Tables are given in the report whicn shows the production by counties for the years 1902 and 1903; also the ship ments of anthracite and the propor tion of sizes shipped. A tabular ar rangement of the various sections of the anthracite fields is given, with a list of ten railroads that enter the ter ritory. The anthracite fields comprise an area of somewhat over 4s0 square miles, and are located in the eastern middle part of the state, in the coun ties of Carbon, Columbia, Lacka wanna, Luzerne, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Susquehanna. They are classed under three general divi sions, namely, the Wyoming, Lehigh and Schuylkill regions. Geologically they are divided into fields or basins, which are again subdivided into dis tricts. The Bernice field, in Sullivan coun ty, is not included in any of these re gions. The classification of the prod uct of this field is a matter of some contention. The fracture of the coal and some of its characteristics are more like those of some bituminous or semianthracite coals than strict antlirQPlto hnt rvn cinnnnnf itc 'hiirh percentage of fixed carbon and low percentage of moisture it is classed as anthracite by the second Pennsyl vania geological survey, and the product is so included in this report, Philippine Supreme Court. Four Americans and three Filipinos make up the supreme court of the Phil ippines. The chief justice, C. Arellano, is 57 years old, a native of the province of Bataan. He was educated at the Royal college of San Juan deLatran.and at the 'University of St. Thomas, oi Manila. Under the Spanish regime he held a judgeship. For tw-o years he was justice of the territorial supreme court at Manila, and then became pro fessor of civil law at St. Thomas, a po sition he held for 16 years. Associate Justice Florentino Torres is 60, a St Thomas graduate, and a specialist in criminal law-. Two of his sons are now in the United States studying at' Wash ington. Justice Victorino Mapa, a na tive of the province of Capiz, who was born in 1854, is, like his two native as sociates. a graduate of St. Thomas and a Manila lawyer.—San Franciscc Argonaut B suffering women is to take Wine of Cardui and they pointed in the results. 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Four ap plications of Paracamph cured me. It is a most wonderful remedy, and I heartily recommend it to all sufferers. Mrs. A. C. Whaley, 9 East GenesseSt., Buffalo, N. Y., says: “I have used Para camph with splendid results and heartily recommend it for the quick relief of Piles, 3ore muscles, and rheumatic pains in the , joints. We have in our office hundreds of let ters from all parts of the United States stating remarkable ernes of this dreaded ailment. Paracamph, when applied, re lieves the pain instantly, by soothing the inflamed membranes, drawing out al Fever, Soreness and Inflammation quickl Don’t experiment with other preparations use Paracamph. If it fails „to do exactly what we claim your'ruoney will be refund ed. For sale by all druggists in 25 cent, 50 cent and $1.00 bottles, or sent direct upon receipt of price. If your druggist does not handle Paracamph ask him to get it for you, but don’t take something else. There is nothing just as good. 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