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mtuit ■ • • ooiiORADo * —p— * .-,u.uuion mat prohibits might be termed a glass stopper. It is strange that in all this talk of annexation nobody thinks of New Jer- W, Once more the man who saw the whole fire and escaped alive will make his neighbors regret It. The Bible tells us that Naomi was 680 years old when she married. Surely that ought to be some consolation to tha old maids. The finding of a uniform case marked “Gordon Pasha" on board one of the boats recently captured at Berber, re calls vividly the tragedy of the Nile that led to the fall of Khartoum. ▲n English Tory army officer who died lately left directions that his body ahould be cremated and the ashes bur led in a garden by the side of his fa vorite dog. The dog was a Scotch col lie that had been taught to bark and growl whenever M-. Gladstone’s name was mentioned. After it died Its mas ter used to decorate the grave with primroses on Lord Beaconsfield’s birth day. The lynching of two Italians in St. Charles parish, near New Orleans, two years ago, for the murder of an old man cost the general government sev eral thousand dollars by way of indem nity to Italy; and now an old negro confesses and proves that he was the murderer and the Italians had nothing to do with the crime. The doctrine of an eye for an eye would make it necessary to hang the lynchers; but perhaps the matter may be compro mised by bringing the innocent Italians to life. It is a common maxim that history repeats Itself; it is quite as true but less understood, that life repeats itself from generation to generation. The meanness that has been forgotten, the He that was too small to be remember ed, the Impurity, the hatred, the skep ticism that we think are hidden deep ly in our hearts, only lie fallow, pos sibly to bear fruit in our sons and daughters. “Whatever we sow, we reap." This makes life a problem of tremendous Importance. But the' fact that what we sow others may reap, complicates our responsibilities, and makes us not only the arbiter of our own destinies, but the prophets, for weal or for woe, of those who come after us. The science qt life should be taught in our public schools. The Turkifh authorities have the suspiciousness of a pursued criminal. In every novelty they see a device to make the government less secure. They look not for peace, but for plots, and naturally a conspiracy is easily imag ined when none exists. A bowling out fit reached Jaffa. The suspicious of ficers opened the box, asked what those dangerous looking balls contained, and finally cut one of them open. Finding nothing within, they confiscated the articles. Ultimately the balls were sent to the arsenal at Damascus, and the Minister of Wan ordered the authori ties at Jaffa and the commander at Jerusalem to be vigilant. A government which rests on suspicion Is sure to makv Itself ridiculous, as well as to ahow itself revengeful. In England a Hke condition of affairs exists. Royalty Is on a keg of dynamite. Bstimates of population of cities and towns In the United States having one thousand or more inhabitants, accord ing to the census of 1890, have been received at Washington in response to a circular sent by Dr. Wyman, of the Marine Hospital Service, to the health officials of those localities. The esti mates were asked for as a part of de sired data bearing on the statistics of mortality and morbidity in the coun try, but it Is needless to say that they have an Interest for people outside of the class of sanitarians and patholo gists. This is particularly true as re gards the larger cities. The figures compiled, which are for the. year 1896, seem to Indicate that Chicago has made the largest Increase in population in the interval since the last national census. Its population is given as 1,619,226 in 1896, as compared with 1,009,860 in 1890. New York seems to have made the next greatest • gain among the large cities, its population being put at 1,996,000, as against 1,616,- 801 in 1890. Brooklyn comes next, hav ing Increased its population from 806,- 848 to 1.100,100. Philadelphia shows an advance from 1,046,964 to 1,188,798. St Louis shows a gain from 461,770 to 670,000, Boston from 448,477 to 616,806 add Baltimore from 434,439 to 606,378. These represent the cities having a population in excess of 600,000. Note worthy gains are shown by some of the cities Tailing below that figure, in cer tain instances more notable proportion ately than those shown by some of the It appears that the freight rates on the Great Lakes are not the cheapest in the world, as we recently asserted them to be. Our attention is called to the fact that two dollars will pay for the transportation of a ton of flour from the Pacific coast to Hong Kong, a distance of between seven and eight thousand miles. The two dollars can he bought for aboot ninety cents in gold. Accordingly the Pacific freight rats. is ahont one-eighth of a mill, or nas-eightieth of a cent, per ton per mile, reckoned by the English mone tary standard. SALISBURY’S REPLY. OPPOBB6 A MONETARY CONFER ANCE. warn Aaavar to WoiooU Is Diplomatic bat topfestte-Mot moody to Re-Open the loSUo Mlsb. London, Oct. 20.—Lord Sadtebury to dght sent to Ambtamutor Huy the re ply of the Brttbdi government to the prrgwsmh» of the American bfctnetaJfic special oonunMon. bended by Senator Woftoutt, a dfeptotntttileaily worded note. Hh ltortbdtfp emyvt tihe* government of Great Rrttnto it* not able to reopen tihe India mtavte at precast. He regrets tt*e Inability to accede to die propr*ttJa of die American oommMoneoe, Great Britain having mm great an Interest as the United ttnns and France in occur tog & etable par of exchange for gold and silver and mi enlarged ispe of sil ver. In 4hecK> eavunwttanoa*. ootVtitoueH I>ord ftamsbury. the Rrittati govern ment docn molt wee the deefcrahility of an totermutfonaJ monetary conference, lu«t wtll be pdeaepd to comAder any otfier iruattxul MtggfwCkmn from the United Stales Ixird Sahel>itry inclosed wit* the note a dopy of the statement of Sir •T. WecrtSamd. bend of tihe flxstnoinl do ■jMij'tment of India, whicti was under dhsctHHrion at. tihe meertSmg of the cnl>J net council last. Saturday, and which takes strong grmnwb* against the re opening of the India. nVintj*. Senator Wotodtt to not. to Txeirton this eventing. Ambamndor Andrew White came from Bertta last Saturday. He h!n« avoided pribltcfty, but Iras had several conferences with Senator WoL onttt. In tihe course of an interview wft* ttie eorreupoiwlient of the Associ ated Press. Mr. White said that Ger many’s action as to bimetal Main will depend upon England. Discussing the possibility of a tariff war. Mr. WhJte mid: “I do not believe that Germany will hYaugnrnte a tariff war with the Unit ed States. The German press and many German statesmen have been very hitter against the Dingley law, hut I tbfnk they are now beginning to realize that an increased prosperity will enable the United States to buy .ns much as under tihe lower tariff.” The chancellor of the exchequer. Sir MiChOrt Hteles-Beach, replying to the memorial of tihe hankers and mer chanltH of tihe city of London, says pa pers will soon be published fully cx pkatntng the• proposals made and tihe position taken up by the govern meant NO ROCKING CHAIRS. An American Luxury That the Freneh Should Appreciate. Washington. Oct. 19.—Acting Consul Preaaly alt Marseilles. France, in a re port to the State Department, says that the importation of American cotton seed oH has greatly increased at that port ia the pari two years. Oil manu facturers have protested against the low duties, but so far nothing has been done by the government. Mr. Preasly also refers to the jdvort age of the wlinat crop to France and the Increase In the price of bread as a result. Popular demonstrations have been mode demanding the suppression of the duty on wheat. Steamers are leaving weekly In ballast to return with American wheat. In another part of the report. Mr. Pressly says that he doubts whether there are 100 rocking chairs in France outside of Paris, and he suggests that furniture dealers of America might try to introduce them. American bicycles are increasing in numbers in France. last year the French government received $551,000 from the tax on wheels. Committee of Wrights and Measures. Chdeago, Oct. 20.—Professor A. A. Michetooo. head professor of physio* at rite UnJrvemity of Chicago, has tieen mode a member of the international committee of weights ami measures, This -committee to composed of ocie member from c—cfa of the following na tions: France. Germany. England Russia. United States. Italy. Austria. Sweden. Switzerland. Spain. Portugal. Rouman ia and Norway. The membership of this body to for life, and the elections occur only when death or resignatioo causes a vacancy. The vacant seat, to which Professor M-ichelson Ins been elected was caused by the death of Dr. Benjamin P. Gould, who represented the United State* sLikoe it was founded. Tlie purpose of the commission to to propose and cause the adoption of n uniform system of weights and meas ures for the world. An Advance in Silver. New York, Oct. 20.—The price of bar silver in Ixmdon rose 3-16 of a penny to-dtey, to 27% pence, and in New York tlie price nsse % owut to 59% cents. ’Phis carries the price above the ratty of September 20th. when It went to 27% pence fen London and 59% cents in New York. To-day’s price of silver hats not been equaled since July 21st, when it was 27 7-16 pence to London nod 59% cents to New York. The present Strength of Sliver is attributed to various causes. There to at present a good mintage demand in Ixmdon and there to niso some covering of specu lative Short sales. This to coupled with a present scarcity of supply. The In dian demand for silver also continues good. A Big Cut of Lumber. Marinette. Wie., OcL 20.—The total out of the seventeen mills on the river lids year will he over 327.000.000. The Marinette mills will continue running until it freezes, as all the companies a iv to saw as much as possible this sea son. Marinette and Menominee mills have manufactured more lumber this year than any other district in the world. A record the companies have had for several years.- The value of this season’s product to round num !>em is $4,000,000. Most of the lumber Ims been sold and will be shipped be fore navigation closes. Major Handy Gave a Dinner. Paris, Oct. 19.—Major Moses P. Han dy, United States special commissioner to the Paris International Exposition of 1900. gave a dinner this evening to General Horace Porter, the United SUtaa ambassador; Henry Vignaud, secretary of the t inted States legation; Consul General John K. Gowdy, Mr. Getty of Chicago, Mr. Selignian anti M. Launey Delville. director general of the Department of Exploitation of the Ex position. TO THE KIND HEARTED. The Colorado Humane Society Desire* Agent* in Every Community to Protect Abused Animal*. Denver, (VAo., Oct 21. —The Colorado Hum-nine Society’ desires to appodnt agents In every community throughout the State. Following are some of the provisions of the law under which its agents act: “Sec. 0. Any officer or any agent of the Oddojuuk) Humane Society may law fully Interfere to prevent the perpe trate-m of any act of cruelty upon any animal in his ]yreeeiioe, aim I every per son who shall interfere with or ob struct or resist any such officer or ugenK tin the dliNdl large of his duty, sliaiU. upon conviction, be fined not lees than $5 nor more than $f>0, or im prisoned in the county jail not more tUitam thirty days. "Sec. 8. Any officer or agent of the said Him none Society may lawfuMy take charge of any animal found aban doned. negle<*ted or cruelly treated, and shall thereupon give notice there of to the owner, if known, ami may care and provide for such animal until tine owner Shall take Hliarge of the name, and the expenses of such care and provision shall la* a charge against the owner <rf such animal, and collecti ble from Hindi owner by said Humane Society in an action therefor. ‘ See. 9. When said Humane Society Shall provide neglect**! and abamlnned animals wlitfli proper food, shelter and dare, it may detain such animals until the expense of ouch food, shelter and care is paid, and sMnfll have a lien upon «u<h animals therefor. “Sec*. 10. Any*agent or officer of the said Hums is ie Society may lawfully de stroy or cause to lx* destroyed! any an imal iin his charge when, in the judg ment of such agent or officer, and by the written certificate of two reputa ble cSMzens called tin view the same in Ivis presence, one of whom may be «e lectad by the owner of said animal if lie Shall «o request, and who shall give t'heir written certitfhmte that such ani mal appear* bo lie injured, disabled, discus**! past recovery, or unfit, for any useful purpose. “Sec. 13. Amy memlier of the C<Vlom dlo Humane Society may require t'ho Sheriff of any county, the constable of any pre-eimot, or the,marshal or any IHim-emau of any town or city, or any agent, of the wild society auttlmriised by tlh® Sheriff to make am*sts for the vHrv lation of tfliis act, to arrest any person found v totaling any of the provisions of fids a**t. and to -take p<«.-**»«*«om of any n.Pimal cruelly -treated in tthrfr re spective counties. critics or towns, and deliver the same to the proper officers of said society, and for such service and for ail services rendered in car rying out the provisions of this aett, such officer* and t he officers and agents of mid society slsill lie allowed and I mid such fees as are allowed for like services in other coses. which Shan be clwirged as costs, and reimbursed to the *ocie*ty by the person convicted."' It will be seen from the foregoing sections of the law that the society’s ngenftM ore given extraordinary low its in dealing with neglected, aban doned or abused animals. Many Ironies and <attie will lie allowed to starve and be otherwise abused by their owners this winter unless pre vented by agents of the Humane So ciety. Acvordirngly the society desires to ap poinit. only persons of good reputation and sound judgment. The jyosttion of ngonit is one of grea; jiower. to be used eonwoh-ntiohsly and carefully. Such pensrsiN the society stands ready and willing to commission ns Ms agent* In Ixhalf of dumb and helpless creatures. Anyone fcnter<‘Sted- should preserve this article on account of the extract* from the kiw’ contained fa> It Address all Idtrew to the Cotorndo Hu mane Society. 6 Jacobson building. Denver. Colorado. TURNING SILVER INTO GOLD. Profeanor Emmen* Tell* How He Make* the Proee** Pay. Prdfeasor Stephen ll.Einniens. who professes to have discovered a method of eonverting pure silver into a sub stance which he called gold, has recent ly written a number of letters to emi nent scientists in which lie maintains his posti ion that both gold and silver are composed of molecules, by chang ing the arrangement of which he can clunigc tlie character of the metal, and that In ids exjierimciits in this line he lias discovered a new chemical element which he terms argenturuni. as it par takes of the nature of both gold and sil ver. Professor Etnmens is now con structing a force engine, which will give the tremendous pressure of 500 tons to the square inch, and claims that when his engine is completed the prob lem of manufacturing commercial gold will have been solved. Tlie eugine w’aa recently tested and is said to have worked satisfactorily. A friend in New York sends the Denver Republican cop ies of some of these letters from which the following extracts are taken: In a letter to Professor William Crookes, dis coverer of the X-rays, he says under date of May 21, 1897: “Our gold process has l>ecoine modi fied since the announcement made last September tin the New Y'ork Journal!. When w ork on a microscopical scale ad vanced to commercial dimensions it was found possible to dispense with the tedious and costly preparation of so called ‘allotropic’ silver as raw mater ial. We now use Mexican dollars. • * Wm Caught in a Cog Wheel. Rlberi, Ook>.. Oct. 20.—Another fatal accident occurred yesterday afternoon. This time eight miles west of Elbert. John McGinnis, foreman of a steam thresher, become entangled to the small oog wheels of the machine and the nvusetes of his right arm, between the elbow anti the shoulder, were torn off. A hole as large as a man’s' fist was left. Medical aid was n.t once sum moned, but the loss of blood and nerv ous shock was too great, and he ex pired at 9 o’clock last night. Mr. McGinnis came from BthMl Goto., ten days ago. where he was well known. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and insured In that order for $3,000. Pour children, the oftlest 15, are lef t orphans by his death, '[lie nttuatoe go to Brush this evening for tnirtal THE JURY DISAGREE. luetgert still has a chance xna* far ConT let ion and Three for Aoqvlt tal—Luetgert Make* Affidavit That He Did Not Kill Hl* Wife. Chicago, Oct. 21—The famous Luet gert trial came to an end this morning when the jury reported itself unable to agree and was discharged. It stood nine for conviction and three for acquittal. The state’s attorney says he will pre pare for another trial of the case. Luetgert, through his attorneys, will to-morrow apply for release on ball. When the order of Judge Tuthill dis charging the jury was made, Luetgert stood up with a smile on his face and nodded to the jurors. He was cool and collected. The action of the Jury had verified the oft-repeated prediction of the prisoner in the past twenty-four hours. William Charles, Arnold Luet gert, Luetgert’s counsel and friends of the giant sausage maker crowded around him and shook his extended hands. Leutgert’s eyes but be did not say much. A great weight of anxiety had been lifted from his mind and the sudden reaction from ipubt to certainty as to the Jury’s po rtion filled the broad breast of the sausage maker with emotion. After being dismissed tin* jury signed & resolution of thanks to the court of 3cers. concluding with the statement that while they had disagreed they be lieved that tlie police hail been Justi 6ed hi prosecuting Luetgert. “Yes. sir. we will try him again,” said State's Attorney Deneen. when isked as to tlie probability of Luetgert being brought before the court a sec ond time. “When we will get at it, however, is something I cannot tell yon uow. We have iiad nine w r eeks of this, and I must have n couple of weeks of rest. After that we will look the ground aver and get our evidence together. The wise stands now with us as though there had never b<*en a trial. Second trial has no bearing whatever on the rase Just closed.” The Associated Press to-night ob tained the one great feature missing in the famous Luetgert trial—the sworn testimony of the defendant himself-- Adolph L. Luetgert. The affidavit explicitly declares Luet sert’s Innocence, The document, in full, is as follows “To the Public—The result of my trial, ending to-day, is a victory for me, because of the disagreement of the Jury, but I am very much disappointed ami very much surprised that tlie jury did not bring in a verdict of not guilty. “I did not kill my wife, and do not know where she is. but lam sure that it is only a question of time until she cornea home. “I did not go on the witness stand because my lawyer. Judge Vincent, was bitterly opposed to my doing so. and because he advised me it was not necessary. “1 am grateful for the tremendous change in public sentiment in my fav or. and time will demonstrate that I am not only an Innocent but a very griev ous! v wronged man. (Signed) “ADOLPH L. LUETGERT. “Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st dav of October. A. D. 1897. (Signed) ‘ “M. F. SULLIVAN. “Notary Public.” CONDUCTORS DISCHARGED. Old Employe* of the Santa Fe Company Carried PaMMengertf Free. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 21.—Seven San ta Fe passenger conductors, soune of whom have been with rhe company for more than 20 years, were discharged to-night. Three more conductors, whom* names the company will not yet divulge, will also bo discharged within the next 72 hours. The wholesale disclwiirge of so many old and trusted employes is due to the discovery by the <*bmpany’s de tectives of the wholesale carrying of persons without proper transportation. Ferguson is the only one who was not let out for that cause. He was dis charged on account of the Ling wreck. A short time ago a report reached the management of the Santa Fe that cer tain men had been doing a great deal of riding over the company’s line with out any profit to the company. Detec tives were placed at work on the case and it did not take long to develop it. It was ascertained that Guy Bievert, a passenger conductor on the road for more than 20 years, was the arch con spirator. SJevert wax given a severe sweating and finally confessed. After Sievert’» confession notices were sent to each of the conductors suspected to go to the general superintendent’s of fice at Topeka to-day. They did so. A conference was held with the officials, at which each conductor admitted car rying people free. Orders for tlieir dis charge were then promulgated. Some of the men broke down and wept. They said that they had not received a cent from the people, and that they had carried them simply because Siev ert had pleaded with them to do so. Rut tears cut no figure. They were dis charged. Their places will be filled by the promotion of freight conductors, and this will, be followed by a whole sale promotion of freight brakemen to freight conductors. A WARNING TO WEYLER. He Mn«t Allow no Demonstration on Hl* Departure. Havana, Oct. 20. —A special dispatch to El Dlario de la Marina, from Ma drid says that the government has ca bled to General Weyler strictly prohib iting any demonstration on the day of his departure for Spain, and intimating that if these instructions are not com plied with by him. he will be held strictly accountable. Many army officers who consider that Sagasta’s policy of autonomy for Cuba is dangerous to Spanish sovereignty have applied for leave to return to Spain. Lieutenant General Weyler has invariably refused these applications. The word “treason” has been heard of late in several quarters. It is be lieved the government intends to deliv er the public offices into the hands of the insurgents, which, in the opinion of the critics of Spain’s course, will be equivalent to granting independence. General Weyler has cabled the gov ernment that although he has fixed up on the 13tli as the day of his leaving, he may embark a day or two earlier. Britain’s Foes Are Strong. London. Oct. 21.—The staunch resist ance of the insurgent tribesmen when tite British forces stormed the Dargal ridgp, of tlie Slmana range, yesterday afternoon, and the apparently haary losses of the British In that engagement are facts viewed with serious misgiv ings in Ixmdon to-day. The insurgent* were evidently in great force, for, in addition to being able to make a stub born stand against the British am vance, they had a contingent of 7.OUJ men to spare for a flanking movement. Not any of the stories of the fierce en gagement suggest any demoralization of the enemy, who retired in good or der and proceeded to construct fresn defensive work on the adjacent hills, showing that Afridiland will probably have to he conquered yard by yard. COMMISSION GOES TO FRANCE. Aabaiudor Hay Think* the Decision "f the Hrltlffh Cabinet I* Final. London, Oct. 21.—Colonel John Hay, the United States ambassador, and the officials of the British foreign office de cline to furnish the press with the text of Great Britain’s reply to the sugges tions of the United States Monetary commissioners, though the foreign of fice people say it is in substance identi cal with the Associated Press dis patches of Saturday last, giving the re sult of the meeting of the British Calu inet, and that the communication sent yesterday evening to the commissioners ‘and to the United States ambassador was practically a reiteration of the statements on the subject already made. A similar reply lias been sent to the French embassy. Tlie United States commissioners rec ognize that their mission has been un successful, thougii they not admit it, as the answer of Great Britain says that country will be glad to receive oth er propositions, and the commissioner* have decided, as a matter of form, ti return to France and consult tht French government as to whether fresh proposals are desirable. But it is not expected that anything will result from their visit to France. The Marquis of Salisbury, in his note to the United Stabs* ambassador and to the Frencli ambassador. Baron De Courcel, says that by far the most im portant proposal submitted is that con cerning the reopening of the Indian mints. He adds: “The government of India points out that they can hardly lie expected to give up a policy which, for four years, they have been endeav oring to make effective, in the absence of substantial security that the system to be substituted for it is practically certain to be stable. If, owing to the relative smallness of the nre'a over which the bimetallic system is to be es tablished, to the great divergence be tween the proposed ratio and the pres ent gold price of silver, or to any other cause, the legal ratio of silver were not maintained, the position of silver might be much worse than before, and the financial embarrassments of the gov ernment of India greater than any with which they have as yet had to contend.” The reply then adds that even if these reasons are not strong enough, the Indian government could not be ex pected to reverse a poliey which has on ly been on trial four years, and con cludes: “Her majesty’s government is therefore desirous to ascertain how far the view’s of the French and American governments have been modified by the decision arrived at. and whether they desire to proceed further with the negotiations at the present moment. It is impossible that the time which has lapsed since the proposals were put for ward in July last may enable the rep resentatives of the two governmens concerned to form a more accurate es timate than then practicable of the amount of assistance they say they ex pect from other powers, and of the suc cess their scheme is likely to attain. The government will then lie placed in a position to consider the subject with fuller knowledge than they now |H>ssess of many circumstances mater ially affecting the proposals before them.” CREEKS REJECT THE TREATY. Chief Isparheeher I* Elated Over the De feat of the Measure. Muskogee, I. T.. Oct. 20.—The treaty between the Dawes and Creek Com missions. which was concluded at this place last month, was rejected by the Creek Council in session at Okmulgee, Indian Territory, last night. The vote in tlie House of Warriors, which is .the lower house of the Creek Council, was unanimously against the treaty, and only eight of the House of Kings voted in favor of it. Chief Isparheeher is elated over his victory over the half breed and non-citizen element. He has never l>oen in favor of allotment and the abolition of tribal government. The principal charge against the treaty is that it does not give tlie Creeks their share of all the lands of the Creek nation, and leaves too much room for money sharks and speculators. A warm legal war is expected to be waged between the United States and the Cfeek nation, as the act of Congress which takes effect January 1, 1898, abolishes the Creek courts, places the Indians under the jurisdiction of the United States and makes their acts of council ineffective unless approved by the President of the United States. Union Pacific Cut-Off. Laramie, Wyo.. OcL 21.—General Manager Dickinson and Chief Engineer Pegram of the Union Pacific are to-day making examination of the line of the proposed cut-off between Percy and Lookout Stations, by which it is ex- I>eoted that almost twenty males will be saved between this city and Raw lins. The general car was stopped at Carbon last night, and this morning the party took wagons and drove to Lookout station, accompanied by Superintendent Malloy of the moun tain division. To-morrow the party will take private conveyances and ‘drive over the route to Percy, two stations west of Carbon. If the plan is carried out. and it doubtless wfll be. the towns of Rock Creek. Medicine Bow and Car bon will be left high and dry, with probably a branch connecting Carbon with the mein line. The Yerkes Telescope. Williams Bay, Wis.. Oct. 21 Charles T. Yerkes’ splendid gift is now in the possession of the University of Chicago. Shortly after noon to-day Mr Yerkes formally presented to President William R. Harper the keys to the ob servatory which contains the Yerkes telescope. The ceremonies covered two hours, and the greatest refracting tele scope In the world, having a forty-inch lease, is dedicated and ready to be used bv astronomers from every part of tbs globfe DO NOT USE TOO MUCH SALT. It 1* » Tax on the System to DlapoM of ** Excess of the Condiment. The use of salt as a condiment is so general and so universally believed in as accessary that we rarely hear a word against its excessive use, but there are a. multitude of persons who eat far too much salt—eat It on every thing. on meat. fish, potatoes, melons, in butter, on tomatoes, turnips end squash, in bread and on a host of foodß too numerous to mention. To so great an extent is it used thait no food is relished which has not a salty taste, and this hides more or less -the real taste, which is often very delicate. Now, tlie amount of salt required to the system is comparatively small, and if tlie diet has been rightly com pounded very little is necessary. Some go so far as to discard its use altogeth er, but whether this is wise or not we will not here consider. What are some of the evils of the excessive use of salt? They are to paralyze the nerves of taiste. or to pervert them so they cannot enjoy anything winch has not a s«ilty flavor, and in addition there is a direct tax on both the skin and the kid neys in removing It from the blood. Whether the skin is harmed by thin tax we do not know. Possibly it is not greatly injured, yet we know that few people possess a healthy skin, but it is now pretty well settled that an excessive use of salt does overtax the kidneys in its removal, and that tihe great number of cases of derangement and disease of these organs is due to its use. It takes only a little time to learn to enjoy many kinds of food without salt, and we advise our read ers and others to look into this matter and to try and diminish the use of this condiment ns possible. We be lieve they wfll l>e better for it.—New Y'ork Journal of Hygiene. How to Rest. “I have learned how to rest,” said a delicate woman. “I find the five min utes I now take in a trying part of the day. lying flat on my back, with relaxed muscles and closed eyes, does me more g«Kxl than fifteen minutes would sit ting in the most com fort able chair my house affords. If 1 can spare fifteen minutes, though. I now divide it in. halves—tlie first half for the recumbent position, then I push a large pillow be hind my Imck, so that I can read with out injuring my eyes and at the same time give the lower half of my body the rest it seems to require. I resume my work with a refreshened mind, which I consider an excellent prevent ative of a weary body.” Another had found how uselessly she liad tired herself in carrying her baby or parrels or lifting heavy articles, by exerting too much will power or by di recting it through improper channels. L-idies sometimes hokl theta* prayer isioks with such rigid muscles that one could but imagine the beautiful vol umes must weigh as much as a Web ster's International. This unnecessary waste of strength by people who so frequently complain that they have not enough to do half they wish can be remedied by such a course of physical culture as will make them understand how to use their bod ies. All bending exorcises from the waist line can be most advantageously prac ticed as one is doing housework, and if one attempts to do this she will be greatly benefited by the dress it will compel her to wear. Indeed, house keepers may be congratulated on the opportunities they possess for phyMcal self-improvement, compared with those whose enjoyment encompasses them with witnesses. $100 Given Away. Think of it! One thousand dollars in gold coin offered free by the Sterling Remedy Company, to the friends and endorsers of Cascarets Candy Cathar tic. The Sterling is honest and re liable, its offer is liberal and attrac tive and Cascarets are the best medi cine preparation ever discovered. Don’t miss your share of the gold, for you can easily get it by reading and an swering the big ad in this issue. Easily Prevented. Very few people are wholly at ease during a violent thunderstorm. Light ning generally strikes somewhere, and no one feel?* absolutely safe from it. There is a simple way of insuring one’s self against danger, however. If you put on a pair of rubbers when the light ning liegins to flash and the thunder to roar, and stand on the fl«>or so that you touch nothing els**, you will lie as safe as if you were sealed In a glass case. Rubber is a non-conductor of electricity, and if the lightning has to go through a piece of rubber to get at you it will leave you alone and take something else. In other words, when you have on a pair of rubbers and are not in con tact. with anything’ you are perfectly insulated. This is not a theory merely. It is a fact proved by innumerable ex istences. A pair of rubbers lias saved many a life in a thunderstorm. But they must be sound and whole. Do not don an old pair with a crack in the toe, because electricity will get out of a very small hole when it is cornered, and a pair of defective rubbers will do you no good. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All Druggists refund the money if it fails to cure, wc Deep Coal Mines in Germany. The shaft of the Freie Vogel colll«ry. at Hoerde. which has attained a depth of 2,000 feet, lias hitherto been the deepest in tn« Westphalian coalfield. This depth will, however, shortly be exceeded by two shafts at Gelsenkirchen, where, at the RhelnaiD* colliery, a new shaft is being “i” tention lteing to carry it down to 3.300 re«t. The adjoining Dahlbusch colliery is also sinking a new shaft to 2.000 feet. In both cases it is intended to work the coal seam* at the deepest portion of the basin. PAINFUL AFFLICTION A Son Write. ■ Letter Tolling How HI. Father Waa Troubled. WINAMOE, IND.—My fatbar waa troubled with boils and carbuncles. After suffering for some time, he beard of a similar case cured by Hood’s Sarsaparilla. He began taking this medicine and coo tinned its use until fie was cored. Iff mother ia taking Hood’s Sarsaparilla for rheumatism and it ia helping her.” GUT E. Newkirk, Box 184. Hood’s Pills take, easytooperate. Me.