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SPRINGFIELD. - . . COLORADO OUTLOOK FOR 1912 IS BRIGHT REPORTB FROM ALL PARTS GIVE GOOD REASON FOR STEADY DEVELOPMENT. MONEY IS VERY EASY BUGABOO OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION BECOMES LESB FEARSOME SPECTER. WMtern Newspaper U*»lon News Service. New York.—Rational optimism, un alloyed with a bombastic exuberance or extravagance of expectation is the keynote of the business forecast for the year 1912. Almost without exception the high authorities quoted agree that basic conditions are excellent and there is good reason to look for a steady and healthful, if not a spectacular Im . provement in the volume of business. The crops—perhaps the most import lent of all economic factors—have ’been bounteous again. Some of the ataple crops, it is true, have not quite equaled the bumper proportions of oheir "record’' years, but they have i been so large that only in one or two have the figures been ex while the cotton crop, one of the most vitally Important of all, has exceded all precedent by an excess of something like a million and a half bales. From every section of the country money is reported easy and collections good. When he was asked what he consid ered the most hlepful' feature of the outlook with reference to the general business situation, A. Barton Hepburn, chairman of the board of directors of the Chase National bank, replied: "The fact that there is no accumu lation of unsold goods, either on the shelves of the retailers, in the store bouses of the wholesalers or in the hands of the manufacturers, and that consumption has overtaken production along the line with reference to nietals, fabrics and merchandise .gen erally it follows that the consumption indispensable to 90,000,000 people must make business along the line.” The disturbing factors in the situ ation most commonly cited are the unsottler conditions of the currency problem, the Incomplete evolution of the precise federal attitude toward the "big business" enterprises commonly i v , as trusts, and the uncer " .incident to a presidential elec tioq year. Signs are not lacking that the presi dential election bugaboo, however, is becoming a less fearsome spectre on the business horizon than it has been. So high an authority as James G. Cannon, president of the Fourth Na tional bank of thlß city, says: "I see no reason why the country should be much disturbed by the com ing campaign. Unless the contest should develop unlooked for compli cations, business is not likely to be much hampered by it. The healthful mercantile position of the country is to my mind one of the most hopeful features of the outlook. Business men have pursued such a conservative course so long that they are excep tionally well prepared to meet what ever comes. Their general position is intrinsically sound." In like tone C. Stuart Patterson, president of the Western Savings Fund Society of Philadelphia, says: "This country is not going to stand still because of the coming presiden tial election. It will go right on pro gressing." Employers’ Liability Bill. Washington.—Some time during the month of January, the Employers' Lia bility Commission will present its final report to the two houses of Con gress and it will embody a complete bill providing a graduated scale of compensation, for injuries to em ployes of railroads engaged in inter state commerce. Recent government statistics indi cate that in El Paso county farm lands increased 194. G per celt in value dur ing the last ten years. The population has almost doubled in that time, and the farm population has increased from 31,602 to 43,321. . The number of farms has grown from 729 to 1.255, of which 844 are free from mortgage. Grazing Fees Reduced. Washington.—The Forestry Bureau is preparing to announce a general re duction of the rates charged for cattle and sheep grazing in the National for ests. Would Compensate Mail Carriers. Washington.—The enactment of a law to compensate all postal employes Including the letter carriers for in juries sustained in the line of duty but not attributable to their own negli gence, is urged in the annual report of C. P. Grandfield, first assistant postmaster general. Expel Chinese Officials. St. Petersburg. —Harbin advices say that all the higher Chinese officials have already been expelled from Urga, tbs capital of Mongolia. Gold and Silver Production. UUIU PI'U —< * ' I . —— wv . w . . . Washington. —The gold produc:ion of the United States during 1911 was $96,233,528, and the silver production 57,790,117 ounces, according to a pre liminary estimate issued by the di rector of the mint. This is a reduc tion in gold of about $45,000, and in ■liver of about 660,000 ounces. AN EPITOME OF LATE LIVE NEWS CONDENSED RECORD OF THE PROGRESS. OF EVENTS AT HOME AND ABROAD. FROM AITsOURCES SAYINGS, DOINGS, ACHIEVE MENTS, SUFFERINGS, HOPES AND FEARS OF MANKIND. tVFßt«»rn N(w»DßPer Union Nows Survlcs. WESTERN. The International Harvester Compa ny has appropriated $500,000 for Christmas distribution among its 2,000 employes. Imnd show officials at St. Paul ex perienced a scare when a grain ex hibit caught fire from an explosion of a photographer’s flashlight outfit. Quick work by firemen prevented a spreud of the flames. It cost the women of California 15.3 cents a vote to win their fight for equal suffrage at the recent state elec tion, according to reports given out at the headquarters of the Southern California Political Equality League. WASHINGTON. The director of the mint has esti mated the world’s gold production for 1911 at approximately $366,000,000, the greatest in history. President Taft probably will decide next Tuesday upon the man to suc ceed the late Justice Harlau on the Supreme Court bench. Courses of aeronautics soon will be established in American universities to fit young men for the profession of flying and airship building. For the next week President Taft will work on a message to Congress dealing with economy and efficiency in the government departments. Officials of the Department of Jus tice will keep a close watch on the price of shoes during the next year in consequence of reports that the cost tc consumers will be materially in creased. The Greater Des Moines committee has petitioned the Interstate Com merce Commission to order a reduc tion in class freight rates between Des Moines and |>oints in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. Using the McNamaras as an illus tration of what might be expected again in this country if labor condi tions are not improved, a delegation of social workers has urged President Taft to create a "labor commission.” Though the Postoffice Department handled an unprecedented amount of holiday mail this year, thousands of cards were thrown away because hear Ing mica or tinsel ornaments. They were mailed in unsealed envelopes with penny stamps. Members of the Interstate and For eign Commerce Commission of the House who have returned to Washing ton from a trip to the Panama canal, expressed themselves as favoring toll rates for passage through the canal varying from 50 cents to £1 a ton. The spectacular contest over the constituionality of the Indiana pure food law of 1907 was transferred to Washington when the fight was re newed in tho Supreme Court of the United States. The court is expected to decide whether any state may enact legislation regulating food brought in to a state from another. Senator Works of California will at tempt to attach to the Sherwood pen sion bill a provision absolutely pro hibiting any special pension bills and making ineligible for pension any per son who attempts to get special legis lation. Senator Works hopes to stop the flood of special pensions which are passed by Congress at each ses sion. Week-end tourists who want to go back to the folks with photograph: with a real Washington, D. C., labe: on them, showing President Taft in the act of shaking them by the hands, or in earnest conversation with them, got an unexpected Christmas present from Mr. Taft, for the President has put the official ban on these “fake' photographs. The classification of all the peoples of the world in a great international census, giving each person a number in a single world series, to the end that the human race may be improved by scientific marriage, was the plan advocated by W. W. Hays, assistant secretary of agriculture, in an address before the American Breeders’ Asso ciation, one of the organizations mak ing up the American Association for the Advancement of Science. There was an over-production ot coal this year and a consequent strug gle for trade which depressed prices, is the opinion expressed by Edward W Parker, coal statistician for the United States Geological Survey. Subjects ranging from tho origin of the American Indian to the preven tion of disasters in mines were dis cussed l)j’ the leading scientists anu economists of the United States in the opening session of the American Society for the Advancement ot Science, and the thirty affiliated as sociations holding conventions here. For heroic conduct in the- fight with outlaws on the island of Basilan, Philippines/Septomber 24th, five mom hers of the gunboat Pampanga have been awarded a medal of honor and a gratuity of SIOO by Secretary of the Navy Meyer. Secretary McClure of the National Wool Growers’ Association, and other representatives of the Western wool growers in Washington, are express Ing the opinion that there will be no legislation lowering tilt* tariff on wool during the present session of C'on gress. FOREIGN. Dr. Sun Yat Sen has been unanl inously elected president of tho repub lic of China. Premier Yuan Shi Kai offered his Designation at Peking, but the offer was refused. The council of ministers has decided not to allow the Salvation Army to carry on its work in Russia. Ecuador is drifting toward a three cornered revolution as a result of the sudden death of President Estrada, December 22nd. SPORT. Reports from England Indicate that a challenge for the international mo tor boat trophy will be forthcoming shortly. Jack White, the Chicago feather weight, has signed to meet the win ner of the Joe Rivers-Frankie Conley bout to be fought New Year day. White’s match will be staged at Los Angeles about February Ist. Giovanni Raicevich, the Italian wrestler, threw Franz Mohler, a giant German, in 9 minutes and 34 seconds at Rochester, N. Y. Raicevich then took two falls from Santalee, a French man, in 9 minutes and 8 minutes 39 seconds, respectively. Jack Johnson, prize fighter, had an other automobile accident in Chicago. It happened in tho presence of four policemen, but the fighter-chauffeur was not arrested. Instead his victim was taken home by the champion and she told the police that the experience was worth the discomfiture of th# ac cident. GENERAL. Thirty-eight days from Tsingtau, China, the British bark Calcutta has arrived, establishing a new record for the journey. Twelve hundred letters of Christ mas greeting and sympathy came to James Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosler poet, who has been ill several months. The St. Isouis Livery and Undertak ing Association has announced an in crease of $ i on every carriage and $2 on every hearse used in funerals in that city. Miss Clara Barton, founder and first president of the American Red Cross Society, was showered with greetings and good wishes on the ninetieth an niversary of her birth. When Charles Richards of Belvi dere. 111., was sentenced to life im prisonment for the murder of his wife, he implored the court to make the sentence death instead. Ho pleaded guilty. Many earthquakes and one or two days in which she encountered un usually heavy seas featured the voy age of the Pacific mail liner, Penn sylvania, which arrived in port from Panama. January production in the iron and steel industry promises to be between eighty and eighty-five per cent, of the total capacity, against seventy-five per cent, during the last three months, is the consensus of the weekly steel market reviews. King Davis, a negro, aged 28, who shot ar.d killed Frederick A. Schwab (white), at Fairfield, Anne Arundel county, Maryland, was taken from the lockup at Brooklyn, a suburb of Bal timore, and shot to death by a small party of unknown men. That frost has reached at least twen ty per cent of the orange crop in the nterlor of southern California is in .licated by reports received. Whether this fruit will be ruined depends, the growers say, on the weather condi tions for the next few days. Arthur F. Griffith of Milford, Ind., a lightning calculator who has bewil dered vaudeville attendants through out the country for a number of years by his mathematical wizardy, was found dead of apoplexy in his bed at a Springfield, Mass., hospital. Andrew McConnell, magazine writer and lecturer, was arrested at a report er’s desk in a morning newspaper of fice in New York while, it is alleged, he was writing a confession of shoot ing and wounding his divorced wife, .Mrs. Marion D. McConnell, at Ocean Grove, N. J. In a report filed with the clerk of the Federal Court, the Northwestern Lumbermen’s Association answered he complaint of the government charging that the association was guil ty of acts In restraint of interstate trade in lumber products. The an swer is a general denial of all charges. At the age of G 9 Henry Goke, a New Mexico pioneer, died at Las Vegas, N. M., after a prolonged illness. Mr. Goke leaves a fortune estimated at $750,000. For forty-seven years he re sided in Snpello, where he conducted a general store and was postmaste/ for thirty-seven years. More time is to be saved for the stenographer; more space Is to be placid at the disposal of the letter writer and thoughts are to be ex pressed direct, without waste, in a new alphabet adapted to meet the mod ern demands of scientific management, according to Professor Fred Newton Scott of the University of Michigan, who presented a simplified phonetic alphabet in an address before the Mod ern Language Association at the Uni versity of Chicago. New York. —In an editorial in tho Outlook Theodore Roosevelt says: "To ratify the general arbitration treaties, unamended, would put the American people in an attitude of pe culiarly contemptible, unctuous and odious hypocrisy. It was not credi table to the speakers at the recent peace meeting, which ended in a riot, that they did not venture to declare themselves on Che one practical issue abrogation of the Russian treaty ithout effort to get it authoritatively interpreted. COLORADO, 1911. Colorado’s Diversification. Colorado’s harvest for 1911, compared with those of 1910: Sugar beets, tons 80G,000 $ 4,375,000 9G4.000 $ 5,362,080 Potatoes, bushels . G,400,000 3.520,000 2,400,000 1,000,000 Hay, tons 1,383.000 14.448,000 1,414,000 14,140,000 Wheat, bushels 8,721,000 7.351,220 7.872,000 6.376,520 Oats, bushels 7.898.000 3.633,030 7,211,000 3,605,500 Corn, bushels 2,846,000 1,707,600 2,233,000 1,674,750 Barley, bushels 864,000 518,400 783,000 508,950 Rye, bushels 66,000 37,520 40,000 26,400 Poultry and eggs 2,160,771 2,500,000 Butter and milk 9,479,000 10,000,000 Vegetables . 3,000,000 3,250,000 Livestock 31,236,000 27,421,000 New irrigation projects 100 Will reclaim, acres 2,500,000 At a cost of $73,000,000 Water claims filed with state engineer: Direct Current, cubic feet per second 105,350 Storage, acre feet 2,737,811 Denver.—The following is an epito mized report of the resources of the state of Colorado for 1911, taken from the Denver Republican: An immense increase in the various productions, mining, agriculture «»nd livestock, is shown. The report also shows a rapid increase in population. Mineral Output. The output of gold for 1911 'vas $19,607,216; 1910, $20,397,888; 1909, $21,921,291. Silver, 1911, $4,153,061; 1910, $4,661,684; 1909, $4,796,409. l.ead, 1911, $3,001,943; 1910, $3,365,- 989; 1909, $2,584,570. Copper, 1911, $1,092,919; 1910, $1,136,304; 1909, sl,- 640,619. Population. The population of Colorado is 810,- 000. The per cent increase in ten years was 48.0. Livestock. Number of livestock ... 3,427,000 Value of livestock $80,498,000.00 Number of range cattle.. 1,075,900 Number of dairy cattle.. 280.000 Number of sheep 1,531,000 Value livestock output, 1911 $27,421,000.00 Irrigation. Area irrigated lands, acres 3,029,355 Increase in area during year, per cent 8-5 New projects will add, a ties 2,500,000 Miles irrigation ditches 22.721 Number irrigation proj ects building 100 Cost of new projects... .$73,000,000.00 Percent of state’s area irrigated 12.0 Cripple Creek. Cripple Creek. —The completion of the Roosevelt drainage tunnel, drain ing the lower levels of the oldest pro ducers, the advances in milling und toward the more economical handling of its ores; these were the dominant features in tho story written by Crip ple Creek in the Colorado record of 1911. There werd mined 92,920 more tons of ore than L. 1910, the loss of a few thousand in output being due to the falling of the I.verage value to $17.71 a ton. The output of the year will stand at $15,622,436. The dividend record of the year year the highest yet scored, $3,625,- 036, having been paid out as profits to owners and leasers who operate as corporations. The year brought the completion of the Roosevelt deep drainage tunnel, the largest private enterprise of its kind in the world. It is a work three miles in length, which has cost the mine owners of the district $600,000 and required four years to drive. Be cause of it tapping the water flow the deep levels have been drained about 100 feet, permitting many of the mines whose workings had been stopped at the water level to resume sinking. While little addition to the output has as yet come from this work, the success of the stupendous undertaking has had a stimulating ef fect on all mining in the district and adds many years to “the life” of every oDe of its mines. Leadville. Leadvllle.—There is nothing dis couraging in a glance backward over the progress that has been made in the Leadville district during the year 1911. If this glance is taken in com parison with other mining communi ties of the state it is encouraging, for Leadville has had a year that is as prosperous as any. Georgetown. Georgetown.—The year just draw ing to a close in the upper Clear Creek district was unusually pros perous. More mines were undergoing development than at any time in years, while in a number of instances rich discoveries were made. This dem onstrates that tho mines are not by any means worked out and that they will continue to surrender liberally of the precious inetals for a generation to come. Idaho Springs. Idaho Springs.—The lower Clear Creek gold district has had a very prosperous year and while there has been a decrease of 6 per cent in the outgoing shipments of ores and con centrates to the valley smelters as compared with 1910, the final figures will show some gain in the gold, silver and lead production, with a loss in the production of copper and zinc, so that the total output of the district in values will be practically the same as in 1910. Boulder. Boulder.—Mining in Boulder county will never come into its own until fa cilities are provided for the local treat ment of the Immense bodies of low grade ore which almost invariably ac companies the high grade which goes to make up the present output of pre cious metals. Ouray. Ouray.—During 1910, 632 cars of con centrates and crude ore wore shipped from Ouray county, a gain of 40 per cent over the shipments for 1910. Denver Mint. One of the three coinage mints of the United States is located in Den ver, the other two being situated at Philadelphia and San Francisco. Coin age operations in the Denver mint for the year 1911 amounted to a total of $19,561,470. This included a gold coinage of $17,732,700, a silver coin age of $1,701,840, and a copper coin age (Lincoln cents) of $126,930. About 100 persons are employed at the mint. Summit County. Breckenridge.—Mining, placer and lode, makes the principal industry of Summit county. Its placers date back to 1859-60, they are generally credited with a total production of $32,000,000 worth of gold; to this the dredges and other placer operations are adding over $500,000 annually. Colorado’s Competitor. California, Colorado's closest com petitor for the title of “Golden State,” has a new gold camp which in the com ing year threatens to make one of the sensations of the mining world. Many Colorado prospectors and operators in mines are already interested in the new field and more are preparing to go In as early in the spring as the snow will permit. Three Kinds of Stone. In addition to marble, three kinds of stone are produced in considerable quantities for commercial purposes, in Colorado—granite, sandstone and lava rock. Coal Output Normal. The figures given out this year by the state coal mine inspector, giving in detail the production of coal in Colorado during 1911, Indicate on their surface a decrease of a little more than 2,000,000 tons by comparison with the output a year agol As a matter of fact thee oal produc tion of Colorado during 1911 was greater than the normal production during the year Immediately preced ing. There Is a normal increase in spite of the fact that there is an ac tual decrease. And the reason Is this: During the year beginning 1910 there was a decidedly abnormal un natural demand for coal from Colo rado. It was caused by the closing of mines In other states —mines that should have been supplying large amounts of coal. There were strikes among coal miners in Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Coal mines in those four states were producing far less than their normal output. The result was a great demand for Colorado coal. The mines in i.hls state were worked night and day to supply the unusual demand. The normal output of Colorado mines was increased more than 2,000,000 tons. During the year beginning January 1, 1911, the coal mines of Colorado produced, according to the state in spector’s figures, 10,075,861 tons. Dur ing the year beginning January 1, 1910, the output was 12,104,887 tons. And the difference between the two figures is less than the estimated number ot tons shipped from Colorado during the year 1910 as a direct result of »ho strike's in the four states named. Colorado’s Oil Production. Colorado has two well established producing oil districts, at least one other that only waits for adequate transportation facilities to Join the ranks of the producers, and a number of promising prospects where proper development is likely to bring satis tactory results. The oldest and pres ent best oil district in the state is located in and near the city of Flor ence, in Fremont county. The record of the district for 1911 shows a total production of 210,000 barrels of crude oil. This is 9,000 barrels greater than the record for 1910, and is an addition al demonstration of the reliability of this district as a steady producer. The second producing district of Colorado is located in Boulder county. The production of crude oil in ’.his district for 1911 was 40,000 barrels, with a value of $50,000. This was 2,000 barrels less than the production recorded for last year. Colorado Land Values. The average value of farm land per acre, for the state, according to census figures published in December, 1911, is $26.81, exclusive of the value of build ings. In three counties it exceeds SI.OO per acre. Value of Garden Crops Per Acre. Onions S3OO to SBOO Cabbage $l5O to S4OO Cucumbers, pickles SIOO to S3OO Tomatoes $l5O to S4OO Asparagus S3OO to SSOO Celery SSOO to S7OO Estimated value of garden crops $3,250,000 Colorado Fruit Crop for 1911. Apples, boxes 2,500 000 Peaches, boxes 2,250.000 Cherries, boxes 150,000 Cantaloupes, cars 2,500 Total value of fruit crop ...$6,000,000 New orchards planted, in 1911, acres 20.900 LITTLE COLORADO ITEMS. Small Happenings Occurring Over the State Worth While. Western Newspaper Union News Service. In county court at Greeley, R. S. Dennis, justice at Eaton, was found Kullty of conducting a disorderly bouse. A sneak thief robbed the apart* (nents of Miss Anna Sholz, who con ducts a rooming house at Durango, and secured $125. The four-yeur-old daughter of Jake Miller of Loveland lies critically ill at aer parent’s home in consequence of drinking gasoline. The local of the Farmers’ Co-opera :ive and Educational Union at Fort Collins has laid plans for opening a co-operative store. A motion to quash the writ of cer tiorari in the Denver-Greeley irrigation district case was denied by District Judge Graham at Greeley. Driven to seek forage nearer civiliza tion by the heavy snow, a herd of twenty antelope entered a fenced pas ture on the river flat near Hereford. Robert Lankford, charged with the murder of Clarence White, a C. & S. brakeman of Denver, has been re leased on |5,000 bond at Fort Collins. At Cripple Creek, Frank Holcomb, a miner, aged 45, shot five times at W. G. Pate, aged 25, three of the shots taking effect and causing death five minutes later. A mountain lion, over seven feet long and weighing nearly 200 pounds, was killed on Current creek, fifteeu miles north of Canon City by Thomas Miller, a ranchman In that country. On the thirty-sixth anniversary of his wedding, Edward T. Sheldon died at Colorado Springs. He was seventy four years old and a pioneer of three states, lowa, South Dakota and Colo rauo. Loveland will have connection with the main line of the Union Pacific railroad in a short Lime. It Is stated that a motor car service will be es tablished between the main line and L<ovelund. Orion Kelso, son of I* K. Kelso of Boulder, is composer of music for a song entitled “The New Road,’’ which he will enter in the musical composi . ion contest of the Denver Musical Club. M. C. Morrison of Moundsville, W. Va., a peace officer for more than twenty years, will locate In Colorado Springs and bring trained bloodhounds which, he says, he will lend officers when needed. William Moore, wholesale lumber merchant, with offices in the Maca block, died of heart disease at the family residence in Denver. Mr. Moore was sixty years old and had lived in Denver twenty years. Weld county poultry fanciers will send a number of chickens to the an nual bJiow of the Colorado Poultry Fanciers’ Association in Denver and are confident of returning with blue ribbons and other trophies. At a business men’s booster meeting held at plans were formed for the Loveland mid-winter farmers' institute, to be held January 23, 24, 25 and 26. Over SSOO was raised at this meeting to be used for entertain ment purposes. The dedication of the Logan County Industrial Arch high school at Sterling completed at a cost of SIOO,- 000, will be held January 2d. C. S Thomas of Denver will deliver the dedicatory address and the building will be thrown open later for inspec tion. R. F. Walter, director of the-Recla mation Service in Colorado, is at Grand Junction closing up contracts with ranchmen for the right-of-way for the high line canal. He goes from there to Washington, to submit the contracts for approval to Secretary Fisher. A movement has been started to se cure a parole for P. A. Lilly, former treasurer of the school board, deputy treasurer of San Miguel county and clerk of the city of Telluride, who was sentenced, in 1907, to thirty-three years in prison for embezzling $52,000 of public funds. A dining car and sleeper on an east bound Rio Grande passenger train were wrecked at Canon City when a freight train ran through an open switch and crashed into the passenger train, derailing both cars and overturn ing the sleeper. The two men in it were not injured. It is believed some plan will be for mulated to prevent another failure of the potato crop during the meetings of the Farmers’ institute at Greeley next week. Methods of scientific and practical farming will be discussed at the meeting by experts on agricultural subjects. But for the presence of mind of her 10-year-old son, who dragged her from the track of a moving passenger train at Greeley, when she slipped on the ice, Mrs. A. K. Patterson would have lost her life or been seriously injured. The train was in motion when her sot pulled her from her precarious posi tion. To accommodate the increasing num ber of depositors the First National bank at Boulder will install a savings department January Ist, in addition to its regular banking business. Savings of $1 upward will be received, and earn 3 per cent interest. To the fact that she stepped out of the kitchen to anounce breakfast Mrs. C. A. Sanders of Greeley owes her life. As she left the kitchen a frozen water front in exploded with terrific force, breaking windows and making fractures in walls. Charles Riedesson of Denver, a San ta Fe fireman, was fatally injured when he fell from a train at Nyburg, twelve miles east of Pueblo. Riedes son reached out to catch written or ders and fell from the cab, alighting on his head. Thomas DeCheno, aged twenty, son of David DcChene, was killed in the shaft of the Agnes mine on East Bea con hill. Cripple Creek, when struck by a 1,200-pound loaded ore bucket which fell 100 feet when the hoisting cable was loosened from the drum above. Knees Became Stiff Five Years of Severe Rheumatism The cure of Ilenry J. Goldstein, 14 Barton Street, Boston, Mass., in another victory for Hood’s Sarsaparilla. This great medicine has succeeded in many case? where others have utterly failed. M r Goldstein says: “I suffered from rheumu tisin five years, it kept me from business and caused excruciating pain. My knees would become as stiff as steel. I tried many medicines without relief, then took Hood’s Sarsaparilla, soon felt much better, and now consider myself entirely cured. 1 recommend Hood’s. Get it today in usual liquid form c chocolated tablets called •araatabs. BISO’S / ri tm! name or THK BIST MCOICINI Some society women are known by what they waste their affections on. If you wish beautiful, clear, white clothes, use lied Cross Bag Blus. At all good grocers. You’ll generally always find th the person who Is most suspicious others, himself needs watching. Constipation causes and aggravates me serious diseases. It is thoroughly cured Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets. The fa* ite family laxative. Accepting a Compliment. Neighbor—What a lovely day thli Is! Weather Man—Thank you. Mary’s Little Postscript. Mistress—Mary, wasn’t that gentle man asking for me? The New Maid—No, mum he de scribed the lady he wanted to see a being about 40,and I told him It coup - n’t be you. Mistress —Quite right, my dear. Aihs you shall have an extra afternoon off tomorrow. The New Maid —Yeß, mum. Thankee, mum! Yes, m\im. I told him it could n’t be you, as you was about 50. Mistress —And while you’re taking your afternoon off you’d better look out for a new place! A Little Off. Senator Penrose was talking in Washington about the dreadful hunting accidents of last month. "When buck fever seizes a man,” he said, “he goes as far off his aim as the old lady went In her definition of the word ‘belli cose.’ She was talking with a friend about a bishop. ” 'He’s a fine man,’ said the friend, ‘a fine, handsome man. His only trouble is that he’s a little bellicose.' “ ‘Bellicose?’ said the old lady with a surprised frown. ‘He must have changed, then. The last time I saw him he was tall and rather slender.' *• Young, but Oh, My! The lawyer was sitting at his desk, absorbed In the preparation otav So bent was he on bis work that n» did not hear the tor as it was push ed gently open, nor see the curly head that was thrust into his office. A lit tle sob attracted his notice, and tun»- Ing, he Baw his face that was strer with tea: 3, and told plainly tb feelings had been hurL “Well, my little man, did y to see me?” "Are you a lawyer?*' "Yes. What do you Vant?” "I want—” and there was a resolute ring In his voice—”l want a divorce from my papa and mamnla!” The Backteriologist. A Richmond darky chanced to meet on the street a friend who complain ed of much “mis’ry.” indeed, the af flicted one was In despair, so "tucker ered out” was he. "Wot seems to be de matter?” asked the first negro. "Jim,” said the other with a moan of his anatomy that wsb giving him so much trouble, "I’se got sech awful pains in mah back heah!’ Jim assumed an air of great solem nity and wisdom. “In dut case,” said he, “dere’s only one thing fo’ you to do. Jes’ yo’ put yo’se’f in de hands o’ dat Doct.Hh Blank. I hears dat he’s de finest bakterioiogist in de whole souf.” TIED DOWN. 20 Years* Slavery—How She Got Free dom. A dyspepsia veteran who writes from one of England’s charming rural homes to tell how she won victory In her 20 years’ fight, naturally exults Ir her triumph over the tea and coff habit: "I feel it a duty to tell says, “how much good Postuai' has done me. I am grateful, but also de. sire to let others who may be suffering as I did, know of the delightful meth od by which I was relieved. “I had ouffered for 20 years from dyspepsia, and the giddiness that usu ally accompanies that painful ailment, and which frequently prostrated me. I never drank much coffee, and cocoa and even milk did not agree with my impaired digestion, so I used tea, ex clusively, till about a year ago, when I found in a package of Grape-Nuts the little book, ‘The Road to Wellville.’ “After a careful reading of the book let I was curious to try Postum and sent for a package. I enjoyed it from the first, and at once gave up tea In Its favor. “I began to feel better very soon. My giddiness left me after the first few days’ use of Postum, and my stom ach became stronger so rapidly that it was not long till I was able (as I still am) to take milk and many other ar ticles of food of which I was formerly compelled to deny myself. I have proved the truth of your statement that Postum ‘makes good, red blood.’ "I have become very enthusiastic over the merits of my new table beverage and during the past few months, ha\ conducted a Postum propaganda amor my neighbors which has brought bene fit to many, and I shall continue to tell my friends of the ’better way’ in which I rejoice.” Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read the little book, "The Road to Wellville,” in pkgs. “There’s a rea son.” Ever read Ike above letter? A new one npprnr* from time to time. They nre genuine, true, and full of human In ter eat.