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Published Weekly at B8ACH, N. DAK. NEWS Of WEffiJUMMARIZED IMPORTANT EVENT8 AT HOME AND ON FOREIGN SHORES BRIEFLY TOLD. Washington Notes. The state department received a dis natch announcing the death nf George \V. Roosowlt. a cousin of The presi dent, at Brussels. where ho was consul neneral. John W Yerkes. -o]iiinisskiiH.-r ol internal ivwuiK'. lias tv^Uuiod. and tiis resignation •HI. ha# tie.-n accepted by ilie preidom. IiIravri the li-wiee ol the government to cuti-r the pvaorior: •jf law. l-'or writiii'-' an iJi niacin louer to the president of the l.'niic-d States Charles A. Ei l-.rtiomtj. the Swedisu vice consul at -t. Louis?, lias been kichcd out of Iiie 'v !i-iliar service oi hi? country. People Talked About. O. K. Anel. ,I ivsid-. in. 01 Icwa Falls. Iov.il, cilice till-1 :ii ii hoiilP. i'i.-'.ll -i 'l'l:i'on-.'!i tl.e de.tt It i. a -..ivaMinch ln Niii'w.1. Tluirc-ou of Klls wcrih. 1'iwa. It:.- t':11:• -n li•"»• tn James t.i111'i:. ai »i:^• time Mrot linrte's minii::'. i:irint-r ami the- oris! i.al of that au:::-!r's "Tnirlifill .(allies," tied at fenor:., FranU M. Th'i:,i. i:iii- m' the best Known law .' r.: Mr! i:: j- writ or.? lf West IT! .i Y« i.. Sioux City, Aaron Friscli. of 1 ill his tome in1 .!' itnft:tI• Mrs. J. W\ ii'iaa .!i.:, s. a visii'i' of the. late Xlarciiii A. llanaa nf Ohio and widow el a wi.-li known mini' owner, died in New Yorl.. James Addison Qua 11 I.L.D., for the i2t twenty-one years sor profes of moral philosophy :u Washing ton and Lee miivf-rsiiy. died ru T.ex in g. ton, \':i. James M. Welsh nf Iliu' --ll, N". Y. for the hist twenty-live years the su preme treasurer cf the Catholic li swallowed wood alcohol and Be nevolent aspcciiition. i? dead from ap pendicitis. John Sundvall, editor of the Swedish Monitor, was found dead in bed at is believed that ho ammonia by mistake. Mrs. Nancy MeCluic, mother of AVin McCluro, a well known railroad county and ninety years old.* Y. M. C. A. evangelist, died at Cedar Falls, Iowa. She was pioneer of the From Other Shores. who in June ceeded Count or upper house last suc Solsl.y as the the council of president the Russian orapire of IO parliament, is dead. The hundredth anniversary o£ the death of Fragnonard, ihe painter, who was a native of Grasse. France, was celebrated at that place. A monument the memory of the dead man was unveiled. Positive assurances have been given by the Vatican to Ilishop O'Gorman ot South Dakota that the next consistory held by Pope Pius will see the appoint inent of one and perhaps two Amerl can cardinals. It was announced at Warsaw in the course of police investigations into the recent murder of a. physician here by a hired terrorist, ii was established that $15 each is the price paid by ter rorists of Warsaw for murders. In consequence of the attitude of the authorities of the Jassy district of Roumania, 2,000 petitions have been presented to ihe Jewish assistance committee by local Jews asking for means to enable them to emigrate io America. The Madrid newspapers published & dispatch from Las Balmas, Canary Islands, asserting ihat a whole family there had been poisoned as the result of eating American preserves. Three of Its members, it is said, are dead and two are dying. A terrible tragedy is reported from Leonberg, in Silesia. A miller named Katzer, who suffered from an incura ble malady, killed three of his children during the mother's absence. The man afterward took his own life bv shoot ing himself in the head. There was a serious mutiny in tht prison at Riga, Russia, Saturday. Thirty-three inmates attacked and overpowered the superintendent and the warden of the establishment. Troops were summoned and they fired, killing seven of the mutineers and wounding twelve. Nine soldiers sus tained. wounds in the affray, which tasted an hour. Casualty. The tliree-year-old daughter of John Rover, living near Victor, Iowa, was fatally burned by falling into a pan containing a mixture of hot water and lye. Claus Doose, owner of a hotel at Marengo, Iowa, pitched head foremost from the second-story window. Ho struck on a rock below and lived only a few hours. Fritz von Sorenson-was instantly killed and A. J. Li/.ee terribly injured by the explosion of a delayed blast on the Billings & Northern grade near Arlington, Mont. Arthur, the eighteen-months-old chilo nf Napoleon Archambault of Holyoke, Mass., left alone in the kitchen, fell Into a kettle of clam chowder and was literally boiled nliv. Playing with 'giant powder caps, nearly cost the life of John Withers, a thirteen-year-old boy at Butte, Mont. The boy found a number of the ex plosives and was handling them rath er roughly when one exploded. All the fingers of the boy's left hand were Mown off. After losing his position as North western freight conductor because of having contracted the drink habit, Fred Thomas, who had been workiug about Clinton, Iowa as a laborer for several months, was accidentally Killed Sty a falling timber in an old mill there. PtOT 10 MURDER rwriim PENNSYLVANIA ANARCHISTS RE PORTED TO HAVE CONCOCT ED PLAN. WAS CZ0160SZ'S OLD BAND ABANDONED MEMBER TELLS OF PLOT—!SECRET SERVICE IN- VESTIGATES. Newark, N. J., April 21.—An alleged plot on the part of the Pennsylvania anarchists, who are said to have head quarters at Hazleton, to assassinate President Roosevelt is being investi gated by the United States secret, serv ice. Information which led to the in vestigation was given to the officers by Chief of Police Adams a few days ago, just before he shot and killed himself. Revealed by Conspirator, The chief told the secret, service of ficials that he obtained his Information from Jan Bartula, who recently came there from Audenreid, Pa., who claims to be a member of the band of con spirators. He said they had gone buck on him, and it was with a desire to be re venged upon them that he exposed the plot. He gave Chief Adams the names of several persons who. he said were Implicated in the Plot, and further said that Czolgosst. who as sassinated President McKinley. had been a member of the hand. Chief Flynn of the New York district of the Lnited States secret service has had several men at work on the case over since the information was given him by Chief Adams. They have interview ed Bartula., and he told them practical lv the same story. MAY BE MARVIN ABDUCTOR. Doctor Sends Nephew to Identify Boy Found at Gloversville. Gloversville, N. Y., April 21.—Alex H. Allen is being held by the police of this city as the suspected abductor of Horace Marvin, Jr.. the four-year-okl son of Dr. Horace Marvin of Dover, Del. Allen came to Gloversville two weeks ago, accompanied by a woman and a small boy. A photograph ot the boy was secured and forwarded to Dr. Marvin. In reply he wired Chief Smith that he would send his nephew, Myles Standish of New York, to identi fy the boy. The woman and child are being kept under close surveillance. TWENTY MILLION STARVE. Russian Famine Conditions Are Aap palling. London, April 21.—Writing from the Russian famine district, Dr. Kennard, who was sent by the Society of Friends to investigate the conditions among the peasantry, draws an appall ing picture of the suffering. After calling attention to the urgent and im mediate use of funds, he says: This is the worst famine Russia has known. No less than 20,000,000 people, distributed throughout the southeastern provinces, cannot with out aid live to see another harvest, and I may say that this figure has been not only approved by the zemstvo or ganization but also by the government. THREE CRAZED BY GRIEF. Women Throw Away Gold in Russian Railway Depot, St. Petersburg, April 21. Three women were arrested in the Baltic railroad station here yesterday while in the act of throwing handfuls ot gold coin about the waiting room. An ex amination brought out the fact that they were demented by grief. They were, respectively, the mother wire and sister of a political prisoner who was brought here yesterday in chains from Riga, and worry over the fate of their relative unliiuged their minds. FAMILY OF 8IX DIE IN FIRE. Father and Mother Fatally Burned In Vain Effort to 8ave Children. Charlotte. N. O., April 21. Four children of Mrs. W. H. McDade were burned to death last night in their dwelling. The mother and father were fatally bunted in their efforts to res cue the little ones. Dropped Dead at Roulette Table. Council Bluffs, Iowa, April 21.—Just as ho had staked $5 on the winning number on the roulette table in tho gambling house here, Harry W. Schra, engine foreman in the Burlington switch yards, in South Omaha, said to the dealer: "I guess I'll cash in my checks." The words had barely left his lips when he dropped dead on the floor, death being due to heart failure, Papal Secretary to Quit. Washington, April 21.—According to the Washington Star, private advices have been received here from authori tative sources in Rome saying that Cardinal Merry del Val, the papal /c rotary of state, will he asked to resign his post. -Lost Li'fe. in Hotel Fire. Elmira, N. Y„ April 21.—The Hotel Campbell, in Athens, Pa., was com* pletely dost roved by lire. Elam Ken. dall, a cripplo, was unable to get out and lost his life. First American Stenographer. Rev. Oliver Dyer, the first person to master stenagraphy in the I'nited States, an associate editor with Rob ert Bonner in publishing the New York Ledger, and an Intimate of many prominent statesmen and a well known author, has just died in Boston at the age ot 72. He learned stenography in England personally from Isaac Pitman and was the first stenographer in the United States senate. His protege*, Murphy, formerly his office boy, be I came the fastest stenographer In the world. QUAKES ANDJRf IN EAST •OUTH LUZON 8HAKEN BY EARTHQUAKE-^— ILOILO DE STROYED BY* FIRE. Manila, April 21.—The city of lioilo, island ot Panay, was totally destroyed by Are yesterday, with the result that 20,000 persons are homeless. As this dispatch Is filed the conflagration is still raging, and owing to the heavy wind blowing it is beyond anything possible to check the flames and as sist the sufferers. No estimate has been yet. made of the amount of dam age done and no details ot the fire are obtainable, owing to communication with Ilollo being seriously affected. lloilo is the capital of the island of Panay. Reports have been received from South Luzon of a severe earthquake in the town of Nueva Caceres, capital of ihe province of Aribos Camariues, and also at Tayabas, in the province of Tayabas, in Northern Luzon. The do struction of buildings is reported, but so far there is no mention of anv loss of life. VON BUELOW TO RETIRE. German Chancellor's Health Is on the Decline. Cologne, April 21.—According to the Berlin correspondent of the Frankfur ter Zeitung, the retirement from public life of Chancellor Trlncfc vo:i Buelow is imminent. It will bcpurcly on iho ground of 111 health. He is almost fifty eight years old. and the recent cam paign for the election of members of the new reichstag is said to have told on his strength severely. Although he has defined the government's policy since the reichstag reconvened, lie has not shown his former strength and vigor. ANOTHER QUAKE IN MEXICO. No Report of Damage to Property or Loss of Life. Mexico City, April 21.—Gov. Escan Ion of the federal district yesterday stated that he had received telegrams from various towns stating ihat an earthquake was felt yesterday morn ing at 2 o'clock. The same shock was felt in this city, but was of not such force as to be consciously experienced by the residents. The relief fund for the sufferers in Guerrero is growing rapidly. 100 AUTOMOBILES BURN. Two St. Louis Garages Are Destroyed by Fire. Si. Louis, April 21..—An explosion of gasoline caused a fire in the garage of the Mississippi Valley Automobile company that, jumped across the street to the Central Automobile Exchange garage, destroying both buildings and about 100 automobiles and entailing a. total loss estimated at $225,000. CRACKSMEN TERRIFY TOWN. Safeblowers Frighten Illinois Citizens After Robbing Bank. Peoria, 111., April 21.—Safeblowers wrecked the Bank of Weston at Wes ton, III., fifty miles east of this city, at 1 a. m., with three separate charges of dynamite. About $2,000 was se cured. and the robbers escaped after holding the entire town in a state of terror for more than an hour. TH£ MARKETS. Latest Quotations From Grain and Live Stock Centers. St. Paul, April 21.—Wheat —No. 1 Northern, 82 1-2®83c No. 2 Northern, 80@Slc: No. 3. 78 1-2@79 l-2c. Corn No. 3 yellow, 40 l-iff!)40 3-4c. Oats No. 2 white. 401-Sc. Minneapolis, April 21. Wheat N'o. 1 hard, 831-2@84c No. 1 North ern 82 1-2 Si 83c No. 2 Northern, 80fo Sic durum, C8 :?-4e. Oats No. 2 white, 40 l-8e. Corn No. 3 yellow, 40 1-4 (fT 40 3-4c. Duhiill, April 21. Wheat No. 1 hard, 83 iMc No. 1 Northern. 82 3-4c No. 2 Northern. 8ll-4o. Oats—No. 2 white. 41c. Chicago, April 21.—Wheat No. 2 red, 78®78 3-4c No. 2 hard, 761-2@ 781-2c No. 1 Northern, 81@8fc No. 2 Northern, 80fi84e. Oats No. 2, 401-2c. Corn—No. 3. 43 3-4® 14c. Milwaukee, April 21.—Wheat No. 1 Northern, 831-2@84 l-2c No. 2 Northern, 81 @82 l-2c. Rye No. 1 71@71 l-2c. Barley No. 2. 71 1-2® 72c. Chicago, April 21.—Calilc Beeves, $4.30 ©(1.7i Blockers and feeders, $2,900,310 calves, $5@7. Hogs Mixed and butchers, $0.55^0.75 bulk, $C.55@fi.S0. Sheep—$firstname.lastname@example.org lambs, ffi&S.lO. Sioux City, Iowa, April 21. Cattle —Beeves, $email@example.com cows, bulls and mixed, $3.25© 4.75 stockers and feed ers, $4!t4.05 calves and yearlings. $3.25®4.30. Hogs—$0.40. South St. Paul, April 21.—Cattle Good to choice steers, $5.50@C.25 good to choice cows and heifers, $3.50 (5 4-75. Hogs Price range, $6.35® C.50 bulk, #0.-15. Sheep Wethe^p, $5.50(1( 0: good to choice ewes, $5.55g) 6 good to prime lambs, $7.25@8 fair. 7.25. Seeding Resumed. Fergus Falls, Mluu., April 21.—Seed ing was resumed in this locality after -.o weeks' delay on account ot cold weather. Tho ground has been frozen almost constantly since the first ol April, and tho grain is going in about a week later than usual. To Enjoin Ditch Work. lloricon, Wis.. April 21. Attorney General Frank L. Gilbert, on behalf ot the state, lias begun injunctlonal pro erodings with the object of preventing 'he drainage of i!«r!con mnrsli. Gospel Attraction. "Down In my state," said Represen •iativc Adamson of Georgia the othe day, "there is a large number of pro fesslonal evangelists who go fron town to town trying to save sinners lust before the Christmas holiday. Jne cf these soul-savers Invaded town in my district and had this no tice posted: 'Sam Wilklns, who before bis cor veralon was convicted four times jurglary, will address a gospel m?e ing at Main Street church. Come anq welcome. No collection.'" (MBflTRfS TO KUl KIMSfLF DISGRACED PHILADELPHIA MER CHANT FOUND UNCONSCIOU8 IN HOTEL. THROAT GASHED ARTERIES CUT WAS UNDER BONDS FOR AT TEMPTED BRIBERY AND IM PROPER CONDUCT. New York, April 21.—Benedict Gim bel, the wealthy Philadelphia mer chant who was arrested In this city Thursday on the double charge of ex erting improper influence over Ivor Clark, a sixteen-year-old boy, and at tempted bribery of tho detectives who made the arrest, lies in St. Mary's hos pital, Hoboken, N. J., unconscious from wounds believed by the police to have been self-inflicted. It Is thought that bis Injuries will prove fatal. Bleeding from gashes on his tin oat and severed arteries in both wrists, Gimbel was found at 1 o'clock last night in a room at the Palace hotel in Hoboken. Was Found Unconscious. He was unconscious from loss of blood when he was removed to the hospital, where an examination of his effects made certain his identity. Late Thursday night Gimbel was re leased from the Tombs under $6,000 bonds. It appears that immediately following his release Gimbel crossed on a ferry to Hoboken and went to the palace hotel, registering there as Wil son Heldge of Trenton, N. J. He was assigned to a room on the second floor and a half hour late ordered luncheon, which was served in his room. Among tho dishes was a glass water pitcher. This was found broken yesterday and it is supposed Gimbel's injuries were inflicted by the pieces. FIGHTS TO DIE IN FIRE. Italian Beauty and Her Nephew Go Insane Milau, April 21.—The beautiful Mar cheso Atala Ramblet Massaglia, a member of an illustrious Italian fami ly, suddenly became insane Wednes day and barricaded herself in the fami ly palace. She then dressed herself in her robes of state and set fire to some furniture. When the firemen arrived she shot at them with a revolver. There was a protracted siege, which ended only when her amunition was exhausted. The firemen on entering discovered a nephew of the marchesa there. He also was insane. Both are now in an asylum. MARRIAGE PREVENTED. Bride Leaped into River and Intended Husband Followed. Clinton Forge, Va., April 21.—After being arrested and brought back after having attempted to elope to Washing ton, Miss Mabel Pendleton, a seven teen-year-old girl, plunged from a bridge over Jackson river early yester day, and Stewart C. Gay, who was to have become her husband, jumped into the stream to save the life of his sweetheart. He suffered from cramps when within a few feet of the bank and both were drowned. WILL MAKE CONTEST. Vast Estate of oilent" Smith Will B» Contested For by Relatives. New York, April 21.—The immense fortune, estimated at $75,000,000, left by James Henry Smith when he died suddenly in Japan a few weeks ago, while on a wedding tour around the world, may cause a hard legal contest for its possession. More than a Bcore of Smith's relatives have reached a determination to insist upon a division of the estate. Killed by Posse. Summerville, Ga., April 21. Four negro convicts who recently escaped from the Durham county mines at Pittsburg robbed the home of J. E. Denson. A posse soon located them In the woods and began firing. One of the negroes was killed and two others wouuded, perhaps fatally. Bonfire Kills Widow. Dubuque, Iowa, April 21.—Mrs. Jo hanna Frenzel, an aged widow, was burned to death yesterday while clean ing up rubbish in her yard. She start ed a bonfire, and it is supposed that the wind blew her skirts into the flame, Igniting her clothing. Deadlock Is Unbroken. Providence, R. I., April 21. The Rhode Island legislature will adjourn next Tuesday, and it appears probable that a United States senator will not be elected at this session. Fifty-eight ballots for senator have failed to re sult in a choice. Will Start Farm 8chool. Menominee, Mich., April 21. The county board of Menominee connty passed a resolution for bonding the county for the sum of $20,000, to be used in the erection of an agricultural school, tho first of its kind in the State of Michigan. Kills Self With Razor. Selma, Iiwa, April 21. George Strump. a prosperous farmer, yester day cut his throat with a razor. De spondency over ill health Is believed to have inspired, tho deed. Might Take a Chance. A coterie of Washington "cabbies' Were waiting for their patrons after the show the other night. Tht? num bers were being called out, and one by one the drivers hurried away with their fares. Finally but. two remain ed, and then came the call for one of them. As lie whipped up his horses he tantallzlngly cried: "Conic on along," and quick as a flash came tht reply: "Ah, I might a3 well ray pat ty Is so cross-eyed he won't know his number anyhow." IN MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE 8ENATE PASSES BILL FOR GIRLS' TRAINING SCHOOL—NO CUT IN ORE RATES. St. Paul, April 20.—Tho girls' train ing school bill was passed by the sen ate yesterday as it came from the house, and the bill will now go to the governor for his signature. The bill provides for the location of the girls' training school at some place to be se lected by the board of control. The fight on the location of this bill has been probably the hardest and most extended of any of this session. The Red Wing people put up a hard fight for the retention of the girls' school in that city. The Federation of Women's Clubs were persistent in urging their (Claim that the two schools should not be located in the same city, and they won the fight. The senate killed the house resolu tion calling upon the railroad and warehouse commission to investigate the rates charged for transporting ore on the iron range railroads and to re duce the rates, suggesting a cut of 40 per cent as fair. The resolution charged that the range railroads were charging excessive rates and in conse quence were earning enormous divi dends. The senate refused to concur in the house amendments to the tax commis sion bill, and a conference committee was appointed. The senate passed under suspension of the rules the house bill which pro vides for the establishment of town ship consolidated rural schools. The bill relating to bounties for killing wolves was passed. The bill requires the person killing the wolf to cut off the toes of the front legs in the pres ence of the town clerk. In the House The house yesterday passed the bill for the extension of the university campus and the erection of buildings, after cutting the appropriation 30 per cent and cutting out the ladies' dormi tory and the dental and pharmacy buildings entirely. Tho amount pro vided was cut from $1,000,000 to $700, 000, of which $250,000 is to be used for the new engineering building and laboratory, and the remaining $450, 000 for the extension of the campus. The bill for a new fish hatchery at Deerwood was passed by the house yesterday. The house passed the bill providing for a commission to inquire into the question of adding to the grounds in the immediate vicinity of the captol and to expend any money that may be appropriated later, if any Is appropri ated. The vote on the bill stood 02 to 49. Gov. Johnsqn yesterday signed the last of the insurance bills, and now Minnesota has on its statute books all the recommendations made by the committee of fifteen appointed to look into insurance matters last winter. The bill giving electric railways the right of eminent domain in cities and Tillages was killed in the house after its friends had tried to amend it so that the right was in some degree limited. The vote was 38 to 59. END SENATORIAL FIGHT? Wisconsin Legislators May Reach an Agreement Tuesday. Madison, Wis., April 20.—There was no change whatever last night in the senatorial deadlock, but next balloting will take place Tuesday noon, when it is expected that there will be a break. How this will come about is still a mooted point. The third joint ballot in the legisla ture resulted: Republicans—Cooper, 19 Lenroot, 18 Esch, 18 Stephenson, 19 Hatten, 16 Baensch, 6 Winkler, 3 Hudnall, 1 Bird (Democrat), 18 Rummel (Socialist Democrat), 4 Thompson (Socialits Democrat), 1. There were eleven absentees. The deadlock has lasted for a week over the election of a successor to United States Senator John C. Spoon er, whose resignation takes effect May 1. HUNDRED SHOT8 FLY IN BATTLE. Alleged Outlaws Make Hard Fight for Liberty. Carroll, Iowa, April 21.—After a run ning fight which covered several coun ties in this part of the state the sher iffs of two counties and a posse at dep uties have succeeded in capturing two men who are charged with being mem bers of a gang of outlaws which long has terrorized this part of the state. More than 100 shots were exchanged between the fugitives and their pur suers before their fapture was effect ed. TOBACCO BILL PASSED. Prohibition of Weed's Use by Minors Now Goes to Goveror. Madison, Wis., April 21. The Do machowski bill prohibiting the sale of tobacco in any form to minors under sixteen was adopted yesterday by the state assembly. The bill also prohibits such minors from using tobacco in any form. The bill now goes to the gov ernor. McKellar Is Acquitted. Sturgis, S. D., Aprl' 21.—The jury in the circuit court here brought in a ver dict of not guilty in the case against Walter J. McKellar, iarged with high way robbery. McKellar is the man who was arrested with Grandstaff, who was convicted Thursday. Fall of Twenty Feet. Sioux City, Iowa, April 21. Oscar Johnson fell twenty .'eet. at the site of the new First Presbyterian church, struck his head on a sttone and broke his neck, dying1 almost Instantly. Congressman Writing Novel. Congressman Andrew Jacksoc Barchfeld of Pittsburg, next to th towering Cy Suiloway of New Harap shlre tallest man in the house, is writ ing a romantic novel of life in VIr ginia. he refuses to discuss the sub Ject with his fellow statesmen and 1 was only by accident that he let ou the secret to a friend. Tiiis wa brought about by his asking the friem to secure for him the exact words several famous Virginia melodies dea. to the hearts of the colored folks antebellum days. Into his novel he will weave these old plantation somes A MI880URI WOMAN Tells a Story of Awful Suffering and Wonderful Relief. Mrs. J. D. Johnson, of 603 West Hickman St., Columbia, Mo., says: "Following an operation two years ago, dropsy set in, and my left side was so swollen the doctoi said he would have to tap out the water. There was constant pain and a gurgling sensation around my heart, and I could not raise my arm above my head. The kid ney action was disor dered and passages of the secretions too frequent. On the advice of my husband 1 began using Doan's Kidney Pills. Since using two boxes my trou ble has not reappeared. This is won derful, after suffering two years." Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box Poster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, N. T. How It Happened. Green—1 was the victim of a lynch ing party in Arizona once. Brown—You don't say? Green—Fact. I married the widow of a man who was strung up for horse stealing. Feminine Wiles. Stella—I always get to the theater last, so as to be talked about. Bella—And I always get to the dull first, so as not to be talked about. PATENTS. List of Patents Issued Last Wsek to Northwestern Inventors. Reported by Lothrop & Johnson, patent lawyers, 911 Pioneer Press building, St.. Paul, Minn.: Hans A. Aim, Hankinson, N. D., permutation locks Oscar ,T. Boe, Balfour, N. D., draft, equalizer Richard E. Flyberg, Halstad, Minn., firearm Jenness B. Frear, Excelsior, Minn., paper rack George C. Miller, Fairfax, Minn., le frigerator fastening John V. Dorr, Lead, S. D., ore classifier Win. P. Fell, Huron, S. D., reinguard Dickin son L. Rose, Mankato, Minn., sod or walk trimmer Geo. Santen, St. Panl, Minn,, games. AMERICANS GETTING BIGGER. D6ring Past Century He Has Grown Taller and Stronger. A tailor whose firm has been con tinuously in business in Philadelphia for 105 years has compiled from his books of measurement some statistics that discounts the statements of pes simists. These statistics show that the American in the past century has grown taller, stronger and slimmer— greater in height and in chest girth, less in the girth of waist and hips. The average chest of 1795 was thir ty-six inches. It is thirty-eight inches now. The average height was 5 feet 7 inches. It is now 5 feet 8 1-2 inches. The length of leg has increased in the same proportion. The shoulders and chest have greatly developed. The waist, on the other hand, has lost two inches. Examining Railroad Men's Vision. According to some new regulations the employes of the railroads in Prus sia—which are government property must have their eye sight tested when they enter the service, again when they enter another branch of work which makes greater demands on the eye sight, and again when ap pointed to an official position. Be sides this, the eye sight must be test ed anew every five years, at which time the men are also to be exam ened for ocular and constitutional af: fections and also, for injuries to the head. Cricket Players on 8kates. A dozen years ago—the date was Feb. 20, 1905—a cricket match was ac tually played on Loch Lomond. So keen bad been the frost at this partic ular period that the "Queen of Scottish lakes" was covered with a substantial sheet of Ice, and the day in question being favored with bright sunshine a goodly gathering graced the vicinity of the "bonnie, bonnle banks" to wit ness the novel spectacle of a cricket match on ice. The wickets were placed on wooden Btands fixed to the frozen surface, and all the players were mounted on skates. In bygone times cricket has been played under similar conditions south of the Tweed, but the game above referred to is probably the only one of its kind that ever took place in Scotland.—Glasgow News. APPENDICITIS. Not at All Necessary to Operate in Many Cases. Automobiles and Appendicitis scare some people before they are hit. Appendicitis is often caused by toe much starch in the bowels. Starch is hard to digest and clogs up the diges tive machinery—also tends to form cakes in the cecum. (That's the blind pouch at entrance to the appendix.) A N. H. girl had appendicitis, but lived on milk for awhile—then Grape Nuts and got well without an opera tion. She says: "Five years ago while at 3cliool, I suffered terribly with consti pation and indigestion." (Too mucb starch, white bread, potatoes, etc, which she did not digest.) "Soon after I left school I had an at tack of appendicitis and for thirteen weeks lived on milk and water. When I recovered enough to eat solid food there was nothing that would agree with me, until a friend recommended Grape-Nuts. "When I began to eat Grape-Nuts 1 weighed 98 lbs., but I soon grew to 113 lbs. The distress after eating left me entirely and now 1 am like a new per son." (A little Grape-Nuts dissolved in hot water or milk would have been much better for this case than milk alone, for the starchy part of the wheat and barley is changed into a form of di gestable sugar in making Grape-Nuts.) Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read the little book "The Road to Wellvllle." in pkgs, "There's ft Reason." Italians Make Best Fiddle Strings. The beat strings for violins are ol Italian makes and are from the intes tines of spring lambs killed in Sep tember. The proe'ess of drying and bleaching of the woods and strings b«' the hot Italian sun rather thau by th* artificial method used in other cnun tries accounts in a great measure foi the superior quality of both material. This Intense heat was also the reason for the slow distillation of the oil? used by the Italian makers, which al ways remained at a high temperature and the varnish, slowly soaking into the woods of the violins beneath th heat of those Italian summers pro duced in part the mellowness of ton that gives to a Cremona instrument its value nfter a lapse of 200 or moi-f years. Logical English. 1 paused to talk to fishmonger. "Fishmonger," said I, pleasantly, "why do you fishmong?" He answered with a cordial smile: "I fishmong because niy father fish mang before me." "And have you been flshmonging long?" I asked further. "Yes," was the reply. "I have fish mong for seven years come Michael mas." "You are a worthy fishmonger," I responded, "and I'm sure you always mong the best of fish." That's So. "Do you think Henpeck would make a good mayor if elected?" "No, hut his wife might." GONE FOREVER. Ten years ago a farmer put his ini tials on a dollar bill. The next day he went to the nearest town and spent it with a merchant. Before the year was out he got the dollar back. Four times in six years the dollar came back to him for produce and three times he heard of it in the pocket of his neigh bors. The last time he got it back four years ago. He sent it to a mall order house. He never has seen that dollar since, and never will. That dollar bill will never pay any more school or road tax for him, will never build or brighten any of the homes of the com munity. He sent it entirely out of the circle ot usefulness to himself and his neighbors. Patronize your local merchant who helps you to pay your taxes, support your schools and churches, and lends a helping hand in times of sickness «nd trouble. Subsidized. "Meet me at the old mill at mid night," whispered the villain hoarse ty. "Which one?" queried the sub-con spirator. "The one where they make Grand pa's Rolled "Wheat It Builds You Up," replied the fiend in human form. "Of course, if we want to get rid of this sort of thing, we will simply have to pay our actors better salaries. BLOOD GETS SOUR. Every Family Should Make Up This Home Mixture and Take Now. At this time of year, says a well* known authority, the Kidneys become weak, clogged and inactive, failing to filter out the poisons and acids, which sour the blood, causing not only facial and bodily eruptions, but the worst forms of Rheumatism, Nervous and Stomach troubles, Backache and pain ful, annoying Urinary afflictions. It is worth anyone's time now to get from some good prescription phar macy the following ingredients: Fluid Extract Dandelion, one-half ounce Compound Kargon, one ounce Com* pound Syrup Sarsaparllla, three ounces. Mix by shaking well in a bot tle and take in teaspoonful doses after your meals and at bedtime. This simple home-made mixture will force the Kidneys to normal, healthy action, so they will filter and strain all uric acid and poisonous waste matter from the blood, and expel this in the urine, at the same time restoring the "full blood count"—that is, 95 percent, red blood corpuscles—which is abso lutely indispensable to perfect health. His Love. "George," said she, tragically, "your loye is growing cold." "But, Helen! I protest! It is not so! What can I do to "You might stir the fire, and I'll he warmer." Famous Book Free. Every reader cf this paper can get free of charge one of Dr. Coffee's famous books which tells of a new method by which persons afflicted with Deafness, Head Noise*, Sore Eyes, Failing Sight from any cause, can cure themselves at home at small expense. Write a letter immediately to Dr. W. O. Coffee, 360 Century Bldg., Des Moines, la. Excused. Foreman Waterville Hose Company No. 1—Hurry up an' come on. Sit, Woolsey's barn's burnin'. The Newest Volunteer Sorry, Heck, but I can't. -Both m'red shirts ire in the wash. In a Pinch, Use ALLEN'S FOOT-EASB. A powder. It cures painful, smart1 ing, nervous feet and ingrowing nails. It's the greatest comfort discovery ot the age. Makes new shoes easy. A certain cure for sweating feet. Sold by all Druggists, 25c. Accept no sab* stitute. Trial package, FREE. Ad dress A. 8. Olmsted. Le Roy, N. T. Many a man will be surprised when he gets to heaven to find bow large a plaoe bis little kindly deeds occupy in Its history. No, Indeed. "is your wife fond ot music?" "I Should say not She wants ma to buy her a phonograph." Old Sofas, Backs of Chairs, etc- AMI be &ed with PUTNAM FADELESS DYES, fast, bright, durable colors. It's easy to convince the world that you have sense if yon have an tm« sually large number ot dollars. Believe in others Is you wonld ban others believe la you. A job on your hands Is better thaa two in your mind.