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rcnw nnxrco. Telephonic co.-ninnr.lcatlon has been established between St. Michael and Nome hy means of a temporary sub marine cabio. The toll Is J J for ten words. From statistics gleaned by Cecil Ttaleigh of Indon It is lwnrnrd that ftbout 25,000 persons are employed by theatrical managers In Great Hrltaln, the avernce weekly ealary being $10. On a certain day designated by Mr. KaW'lgh there were being played "130 melodrama. 83 musical and farcical jdeces, 33 plays and 3 Shakespearean plays." A diary of more than sixty years afro contains two entries appropriate both to ath'.etles and to the eeasnn: "De cember 21st. Started for home on Tout and arrived forty miles after twelve hours on the road. I was not much fatigued." "December 28th. Started back to college nt 6 In the morning. It was very stormy and the enow four Inches deep. A little lame but happy." The writer was sixteen year rdd, and his name was Ruther ford .1. Hayes. Frani Anton Itrlch, U. S. N., a war ttint offloer of the training ship Uuf ' falo, has been awarded a medal of ' honor and gratuity of $100 for gallant service at the battle of Manila. Mr. Jtrich wns a member of the crew of the whaleboat which burned the Spanish ships Inside the harbor of Cavite on the afternoon of May 1, 1S98, and was t the time serving on the gunboit Tetrel, commanded by K. P. Wood and forming a part of the fleet midei Dewey's command. A movement has been started to con solidate all the crematories of the United States and Canada Into one as sociation. There are now scventy-nvi crematories In this country. The ob ject Is to make a uniform price for incineration, certificates to be paid ur. during the life of a person will be Issued, and when the holder dies the body may be incinerated at any of the crematories which are In the associa tion. The organization of the Inter national association will be effected al meeting of the officials of different crematories at Buffalo during the pan American exposition. Chief W'llkie of the secret service lias discovered a new use for a well known Instrument of civil engineer ing, the transit, which is a sort ol spyglass on stilts. While a govern ment employe was at work on the new federal building In San Francisco he noticed that a man was bringing some thing small to a window frequently Id a building about 200 yards away. Bringing a transit Into play the ob server convinced himself that the mat was at work on bogus money. A secret-service detective was summoned and he peeked through the transit 1 Thn b went envr and arrested thi man for counterfeiting, making wha" Chief Wilkle regards as a most im portant capture. A movement has been begun by sev ers! art institutes In this country te check the exodus of American art stu dents especially girl students to Par la. It has the approval of Amerlcar artists of established reputation mer who have studied in Farls, lived li the Latin Quarter, and know the un wholesome conuitlon existing therein They assert that facilities for the firs training In art are as good in Ameiict as In Paris, if not better. For a propel appreciation and use of the rich col lections of art which exist in Europe preliminary training Is necessary, Lni that can be obtained at home1, "T go abroad for a pontgraduat course,' said one of the mobt celebrated of thest artists, "is all right, but by no meant for a beginner. The Latin Quarter ii vile," he added. Perhaps the cleverest scheme evei put together for evading custom housi duties and practically smuggling goodi Into the country has been brought tc light by the death of an old French man in Indiana. When he came her he was one of the poorest In the coun try, and when he died he was one o! the wealthiest. His name w-as Pierre J. D'lleur. and he laid the foundatior of his fortune in this way: He had friend In a greut glove factory ir France, and had him send thousand! of pairs of the bent gloves in two on signment8, one to New Orleans anc one to New York. When the New Or leans consignment was opened it wai found to contain only left hand gloves and D'lleur refused It. Later th consignment was put up at auction anc D'lleur bought it for a mere nothing Then came the New York conslgnmeni which, oddly enough, contained onlj right hand gloves, which were alsc refused by D'lleur on account of th "mlatake," and also afterward bought by him at public auction, thus escap ing the payment of any duty. The Rev. J. M. Bacon, F. R. S., pro poses to make a balloon ascent durlnf one of the thick. Impenetrable fogi which visit Ixindou during the win ter months. He proposes to ascend tc the higher limits of the fog and to ex plore scientifically its constitution. 1I also proposes to discharge small cart ridges of gunrotton ut great height In order to ascertain whether the con cussion will dislodge or disperse the fog in any way. He has carried out several experiments with similar cart ridges for acoustical purposes, at vary ing aKitudeu. ilerrnan papers relate that Capt. liaron Iln'ziiig recently covered a dis tance of fifteen K.l Jinete: s (nine arid a quarter ruil'fe) on horseback In twenty five minute, lie v. as racing with a railay tram from Cirdtcu to the ueighborlu-od of C'urltruhe, and beat It by e'.y.ht minutes. His horse bad been t-t i ' i.cl :y trained for the ride, laving teen fed on a prepared food lijft il of o.-t.i f.jr kIh. The ride wj a la i oiiii L. without extraordi nary i xi-i'.i' ii and t!.t horse was fit ár na it w 'j k at the tiiiUh. A lOJACCO SPEECH. T.ulo- ol the Weed Arr'auclnd la th llotiae. It is not of!en that the Congressional Ttecord contain such a unique contri bution to literature as the speech which Representative Otey of Virginia delivered In the house on tobacco. Mr. Otey represents the LynrhbiTg eVstrlct, In the tobacco growing section of his state, and his eulogy of the weed ought to keep him In congress for the re mainder of his days. He Is the espe cial advocate of a bill to allow a larger r.tion of tobacco to the soldiers In the army, and It was In advocacy of th la measure that he delivered his speech. "It Is a fact," asserted Mr. Otey, "that there Is no folnce in camp life or on shipboard like the pipe and nothing staves off hunger and thirst like the chew of tobacco." All the smokers and chewers in the house applauded this assertion, and then Mr. Otey went back to ancient history. He showed how, from its earliest discovery, tobacco has been considered a curative. He quoted an old practitioner of "physirke" who commended tobacco In 1610, and re called the words of Harlot, who was one of Sir Walter Raleigh's expedition In l.r84, and who said that tobacco was a notable preserver of health. He quot ed some lines In praise of tobacco from Spenser's "Faerie Quoene," and was especially applauded when he cited the case of a man who could not breathe Rnd whose physician "directed him to take tobacco In fume and little by lit tle he recovered his former strength." There was rapt attention In the house as Mr. Otey recited the chemical analy sis of tobacco, with humorous com ments on chloride of potassium, molla field, silica, and ligneous matter. The peroration of the eulogy on tobacco Is worth quoting: "His patriotism," said Major Otey, referring to the sol dier, "expires only with his life; Mi soul Is enraptured with enthusiasm, his memory is on the wing, and runs back with lightning quickness to the battles fought and victories won; but he will recall that the ration of to bacco plucked from h's mind a rooted sorrow, razed out the written troubles of his brain, and with this sweet ob livious antidote cleansed the bosom ot perilous stuff that weighed upon his heart" Washington Post. Valuable Alumnae Free. We have received a copy of the new almanac for 1901 published by the Royal Raking Powder Co. It Is an ar tistic and useful book and will be of Interest to housekeepers. A note worthy feature of the almanac is a pre diction of the weather for every day of the year, by Prof. DeVoe, who cor rectly prophesied the great Galveston cyclone and other Important meteoro logical events. We are authorized to say that any woman reader of this pa per can secure a copy without cost by sending a request to the company, at 100 William St., New York. CHEAP CAR RIDES. treat Car Llmi That Carrie raaaecger for Nothlua In Congo. Boma is the capital of the Congo Free State. It is fifty miles from the mouth of the river. Fifteen years ago Roma was nothing but a rocky hill at the base of which etretched a great marsh, the prolific source of tropical fevers. A great change has been wrought In the appearance and condi tions of Boma. A number of long streets have been built over the MU. This height has been dug down and leveled bo that it is no longer difficult to reach It from the bank of the river. The marshes have been drained, beau tiful little parks now flourish, and the Doma of today Is a smiling, flourishing town. Piers extend out Into the river and vessels from Europe tie up at these Iron structures and discharge their cargoes directly Into the little cars that are pulled by small steam engines along the main street of Boma. The peculiarity of this steam tramway is that it makes no charge to any one who desires to ride on It. The entire popu lace of Boma may travel between the town and the river without paying a cent. Passenger trains, however, run only four times a day. The man on the street corner who desires to hall a train must sometimes find It a rather long time to wait. Though the pas senger service is so Infrequent, the trains are running about all the time, for Boma is a very busy place, and Royal avenue, thrjugh which the tramway runs, Is lined with stores. The cars carry goods from the steam ers to the shops of Royal avenue, or paira oil and other native products down to th wharves. At times, how ever, when several days have elapsed after the arrival of a steamer, there may be no freightage business, but the tramway Is as busy as ever, for then big ioads of dirt are hauled from one part of Royal avenue to another in the still uncompleted work of leveling the town. New York Sun. Bleep Themselves to Death. Explorer Jacques Dubon. lecturing before the Geographical Society of Purls, described a strange city In the French Senegal colony, once busily prosperous, hut now almost abandone!. St-nic gradual change in the climate or oil has caused increasing drowsiness. M r.t of the Inhabitants slept twenty hours dally. Some even fell asleep while walking, and many have slept to dcuth, their friends finding It Impos sible to arouse them even after several dnyH of uninterrupted lethargy. "Hie explorer says that neither himself n.ir any of the colonial doctors was able to discover tlia real cause of the phenomenon. Ked of Ihe Cagle's Kllglit. There I some doubt lis to the flight of the eagle being us rapid us many ciiilil iiuike It, but It is yet known that the swiftest hare bus no chance with It ill regard to i-ieed. The Queen's speech whs short, pcr hnp for the iciinoii that she could not thinks of iinytliliiK he wiintod at that moment except 1 1 1 1 ) i h y . Judging from the testimony In the ItcHi. ruse, the West l'olnt graduate In tin' liulippilies would make) si ort work of the war If liny would just catc h Hie I'MlijiiiuiK mid lia.e t lit in. K When iiskc-d lier opinion In regard to the cI.m nine of O'tnl I -1 1 1 1 -1 1 v . Mis. liiiiiigloil mi in rlie thought the doc trine was nil lUiit If people would w-il live I p to It. 'ir A Trouble between the I'nlted States and the little Central American state of Venezuela Is possible as the result of a quarrel between rival asphalt com panies, who hate conflicting claims to the great Bermudez asphalt lake lo cated on the shores of the Orinoco riv er. Both of the asphalt concerns are United States corporations, one of them being the National Asphalt company, commonly known as the asphalt trust. It Is even charged that the trust has had a hand in encouraging the rtAiel llon in Venezuela which is now in progress. The leader of the rebellion Is Celestino Peraza, who until recently was the secretary of the present pres ident of the republic, General Castro. General Castro himself came Into power as the result of a successful rebellion which resulted In the over throw of the government headed by President And rade. Since Castro took control of the government in the latter part of 1899 he has successfully sup pressed nt least two rebellions, so that he knows what he has to deal with. Leader of the trouble. Celestino Peraze. the leader of the present rebellion, began his outbreak In the country along the Orinoco river In the last days of December, 1900. A force of 2,500 men was Immediately sent against him by President Castro, and several small e n g a g ements have taken place be tween the rival forces. Now It ap pears the rebel are running low on powder and muni 1 1 o n s of war In gen eral. As a Glimpse of an Asphalt Lake, result they are said to be about to 6elze the arms and other property belonging to the New York and Bermudez Asphalt company at the Bermudez pitch lake, while the regu lar government, under President Castro, has seized a couple of steamers belonging to a steamboat company owned in the United States. In order to protect the property of citizens of this country from being confiscated In this .way the United States warship Scorpion has been ordered to leave the harbor of La Guayra and run up the Orinoco river, and It to reportod that the government at Washington stands ready to send the north Atlantic squadron with a force of marines down from Pensacola, Fla., to Venezuela If the situation does not improve. Venezuela'- Chief Seaport. La Guayra is the chief seaport' of Venezuela and the gateway to Caracas, the capital of the republic. At La Guayra the mountains overhang the water, rising to a height of 8,000 feet. They are visible at sea seventy miles away. Caracas Is distant only ten miles, but it is reached by one of the most tortuous pieces of railroad build ing In the world. The Journey by rail from the seaport to the capital covers a distance of seventy mlle3. The cli mate of Caracas Is mild and pleasant, which explains why large cities of tropical America are usually situated some distance from the coast. Caracas la 3,000 feet above the sea level, and the temperature averages 71 degrees above zero all the year round. LooKjt LK -Absurd "Pro-tpect. Some Idea of the absurdity of a seri ous war between the United States and me ñ sCi&C' Venezuela may be gathered from the statement that the Central American country, whrh has an area five times as large as that of, the state of Michi gan, has a total population of only 2.320,000, somewhat les than that of Michigan, of which number nearly one fourth are uncivilized Indians. The regular army of Venezuela consists of 3.(iu0 men, with a militia which In time of civil war has put as many as 60,000 men Into the field. So far as a navy la concerned, Venezuela has only threo small steamers and two sailing ves sels, with three orfour small river gunboats. Furthermore, It has been only four years since the United Stak-s Intervened on behalf of Venezuela in ita dispute over the question of boun dary with Great Britain and st-curod the appointment of an arbitration com mission, by the decision of which sev eral hundred square miles of valuable territory. Including some rich gold mines and the country to the south of the mouth of the Orinoco river, were saved to the smallertate. Che Hone of Contention. The asphalt lake, for the possession of which the rival American companies are fighting, lies between a range of mountains and the shore of one of the outlets of the northern delta of the Orinoco river, near Jhe bay of Paria. The lake is a mile and a half in length hy a mile In width and comprises more than 1,000 acres of swampy land. Most of the surface of the so-called lake Is covered with a rank growth of grasses and shrubs rising to a height of eight or ten feet and interspersed with tall palm trees. The pitch or asphaltum does not lie in an unbroken surface, as on the Trinidad lakes, but bubbles up, as if from springs. The pitch, how ever, underlies mosftif the surface in cluded in the lake and has a depth varying from two to ten feet. In the center of the lake Is a patch of about seven acres which is free from vegeta tion and in which the pitch Is so soft that it cannot be walked on. The whole surface of the lake is so low that dur ing the spring floods it Is entirely cov ered by water. The pitch. Is dug out of the lake by native labor and carted to a convenient place near a seaport, where it is refined. The raw asphalt is put Into huge kettles and slowly heated from above" until the whole mass is brought to a liquid condition. The process of heating drives off the water and gas with which the raw A VENEZUELAN MAN-OF-WAR. pitch is filled, while the heavy impuri ties sink to the bottom of the kettle. The pure asphaltum can then be poured off. Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Fitzgerald of Danvll'j, Va., have deeded their place on the north bank of the Dan river, worth J20,000,to the Danville Orphan age as a permanent home. The late Chief Justice Faircloth of North Carolina bequeathed $20,000 to the Baptist Female University of Raleigh. ".yjfia.r'T J A VIEW OF THE HARBOR OF LA GUAYRA. e Ifphalt in History. Asphalt has been known from pre historic times. Some forms of it were used as building material in ancient Babylon, and others were used in the preparation of mummies. During the middle ages It dropped almost from sight. In 1712 a Swlns physician dis covered !rge beds of it in the Alps and succeeded in reviving the use of It a building material. It Is said that the value of asphalt for paving pur poses was dlscovvered by accident while the crude asphalt was being hauled from the deposits where It was dug. Pieces of the asphalt dropped from the carts and were gradually ground into the roadbed 'by the feet of the men and horses. It was noticed that such roads soon presented a hard and resisting surface, and the idea of using asphalt on other roads was de veloped. It was not largely used, how ever, until 1832, and within the last 25 years it has made its greatest progress. Venezuela r Ijphalt Laf(csP The chief importance of Venezuela' asphalt lake Is due to the fact that it is one of the few deposits of consider able size on this continent which are not controlled by the asphalt trust. A concession covering the lake v.as granted to a small rival company, and a few months later trouble began. The case with which a rebellion may be started in Venezuela is said to be re markable. The country Is full of rev olutionary leaders, who only need toicid financial backing to start one of th periodical outbreaks which have pre vailed in Venezuela ever since it ca-ct off the yoke of Spain. It la also stated that President Castro unci his followers were sadly disappointed In their hop,(3 of finding some method of im-i easing their private fortunes aTter they took charge of the go em incut. A SWIMMING MOOSE. tilinte Tiirane log Hull of Ilrrcl In Itonla. A private letter from T. Scdgwlrl' Steele of this city, says the Haiifo. Times, who has been spending the la three months with his family at Mount Klneo House, Moosehcad Laks, Me., gives an Interesting account of life In that region and mentions an exiting moose hunting experience whic h occur red within sight of the hotel. A big bull moose, in crossing from one point of the lake to another, was discovered by those aboard a quick-moving naph tha launch, and cut off from regaining the shore. There were other boats and canoes out for pleasure on the lake, In cluding the large steamboat, which Joined in the chase, until quite a pro cession formed In line behind the fast swlmmlng animal. In fact, that moose will never have another such a follow ing as long as he Uvea. The moose was started from a locality called "Dry Point," some six miles from the hotel, but by the constant coaching and ma ncnivrra of the many canoes and boats was kept from landing on numerous Islands In Moosehead Lake, and di rected toward the point on which the Mount Klneu stands. Soon the guests of the hotel discovered the fast ap proaching moose and the comical line of craft following In his rear, and all rushed to the Bhore, the "camera fiend" being largely represented. On came the greatest animal of our American forests, panting and blowing and now bo weary that from the canoes one could pat his back with a paddle. On reaching the front of the hotel he was driven ashore for the admiration of the guests, to many of whom It was tho first sight of this noble animal. After mounting a steep bank and trotting leisurely across the grass he disappear ed into the woods at the rear of the hotel. While camping on Russell Pond, about thirty miles north of Moosehead Lake, the waters of which communi cate with the west branch of the Pen obscot. Mr. Steele saw at one time thirty-two deer running about on the shore and playing in the water, and he afterward saw a moose. There were four In his party at the time, and they sat on the bank of the pond a long while watching this wonderful exhibi tion of game. Jle has "hunted with a camera" considerably this summer, and has negatives of deer and moose, but says that one wants a camera with a "fixed focus," as one never knows how close he Is to the game, and tha shutter has to be ready at a moment's warning. AN OIL QUEEN. Merchandise wjj fut admitted to the mails In lbCl. Woman Speculator Who Income Ai . erage 07,000 a Week. West Virginia developments of the last few weeks have produced what the operators are pleased to call an "oil queen." She Is Mrs. Mary hrlg, for merly of Sisterville, now living in the Tyler county field, where her venture some spirit and good luck netted her an oil income that has been averaging about $7,000 a week for a month. Mrs. Ihrig was formerly engaged In the shoe business at Sisterville, and it was while living in that busy town of oil and oil machinations that she devel oped the speculative fever. Her shoe business was not successful, and she began to dabble in oil. Several small ventures are said to have netted her enough to make her confident and will ing to undertake the development of the most uncertain "wild-cat" territory in the state. She secured control of new territory In the upper end of Tyler county, and went into the field for ac tive operations. Several months ago she contracted for the drilling of a well on her land. A series of mishaps prevented the completion of the Job until Dec. 4, when the drill touched a pocket of oil, and a small gusher re sulted. The flow was pretty heavy at first, but has since settled down to about 250 barrels a day, with every prospect that the output will be main tained. The strike is the opening wedge in territory that will prove val uable. Mrs. Ihrig is preparing to put down other wells Just as soon as rig ging can be hauled to her property. The woman speculator has fixed upon several spots upon which her agents will begin drilling as soon as possible. She has purchased a handsome home at Parkersburg and will direct her new interests from that place. Chicago Inter-Ocean. Tolstoi' Drama, "The Corpee. Tolstoi's latest drama is. if possible, more cheerful than its predecessors. It is called "The Corpse," and this Is Its Btory: A minor official marries a young girl from love, but soon after the wedding takes to drink, loses his situation and finally, after aban aoning hla wife, sinks to a mere huckster in the Chitroff rag market at Moscow. The wife takes a position as maid for a small wage, but the direct or of the establishment where she is employed falls in love with her and wins her affection in return, yet the two resolve not to live together with out the marriage ceremony. They therefore induce the girl's husband to play the part of one dead to the world a role he is willing to undertake for a small consideration. The girl there upon informs the police that her hus band has completely disappeared, and even pretends to recognize as his body the body of an unknown man found drowned in the river. The marriage takea place, but the secret of the lovers is made known through a public house brawl In which the degraded husband relates that he is "a corpse" and how he came to be so. The police are called in, and the trio convicted of bigamy, are banished to Siberia. Head Cats on Her HeJiteacl. Many persons like cats, but few per sons would care to sleep amid the de caying remains ' the pets which were strung around the bedside. Near tha Jarcun des Plantes was kept by a pe culiar old maid of 83 years, whom hir neighbors knew as the Lady of the t ats, a room in w hich she never would allow one t enter. In this room ahe cared for cats, live and dead. Whin the cats died slit hung them around her bed vith a piece of paper pinned to them, stating their agt a and names. Nearly fifty were preserved, some of them being nearly skeletons, when the police interfered to htop the nul&aiuu. New York Pread. FIRE INSURANCE IN COLORADO rtrmarkfthle F 'urn In (Iciwraw Thome' 1Bage fiar C'omanl Are Tfcl"i FIT Mll'Oinn Annnally Oat ff State ni Deduction Thoroughly Misleading-. The messngn of Governor Thomas the Legislature", while an able docu ment in many respects Is convincing lrv the fact that his figures as to Fire Insurance In Colorado are based upon Information so erroneous as to be actu ally ridiculous. We quote from the Governor's nies eage: "INSURANCE ASSESSMENTS." The Insurance companies doing busi ness In this state are by law reguired to pay into the treasury two per cent In excess of the premiums annually re ceived over losses and ordinary ex penses incurred within the state. The estimated Income from this source for tho present biennial period is $195,600, or $97,500 p?r annum. The actual re ceipts for the last two years exceeded $215,000. This means thnt the receipts of the Insurance companies from policy holders are annually over $5,000,000 in excess of losses and expenses, the great bulk of which is taken elsewhere. The percentage paid to tha state from this enormous income, which is largely profit, is insignificant I am reliably informed that the average specific in surance tax throughout the union is over three per cent. An increase of one per cent ou insurance receipts will give an additional $100,000 to the state for the next two years, and the added burden to the companies will be scarce ly perceptible." In another part of the message the Governor writes: "I have referred to the state's enor mous Insurance business. Over $5,000, 000 In excess of" losses and expenses are paid annually to these companies, by far the greater part of which are foreign. This tribute constitutes a tremendous drain upon our people. The estimated premiums on fire In surance paid by the citizens of Denver, from April, 1900, to December, 1900, is $700,000; losses by fire, $360,029.45; balance, $339,370.55." Where the Governor got his figures or his ideas as to the law is unknown, and his deductions make a very untrue and unfair statement when he attempts to figure from the amount of taxes paid the apparent profit, as he even eliminates the item of expenses. The facts are that for 1839, the last year of official reports at hand, the total premiums paid for fire Insurance for all companies combined, in Colo rado, were $1,705,295. Losses paid were $1,072,669 or 62 9-10 per cent. Ex penses average 40 per cent, or $682,118, showing losses and expenses to be $1, 754,787, or a net loss to the business in Colorado of $49,492 during that year. The law taxing profltB has been chang ed and now the companies pay a 2 per cent tax on gross premiums, which In cludes taxing losses and expenses. It Is safe to say that expenses average 3 per cent higher In the mountain field than In the more compactly built east ern territory, owing to long distances and high railroad and hotel fares. We find that for twenty years the average loss ratio in Colorado has ex ceeded forty-seven' pe?r cent. Figuring expenses at forty-three per cent leaves an apparent profit ot only ten per cent, which is not high, considering the hazardous nature of the business and constant liability to conflagrations like those that visited and destroyed Crip ple Creek twice and Victor. The Governor, as quoted above, is evidently at sea as to profits when he says the estimated premiums on fire insurance paid by the citizens of Den ver from April, 1900, to December, 1900, are $700,000; losses by fire, $360, 629.45; balance, $339,370.55, omitting entirely any allusion to expenses of $301,000, most of which is spent in the state for taxes, commissions, travel ing and loss adjusting expenses. It is a solemn fact that through com petition, adverse legislation, and losses and expenses the business of fire insur ance has not yielded one-half of one per cent net profit in the United States for all surviving companies for the cycle of 20 years, and that there have retired or failed over three hundred etock companies the number of mu tual companies that have failed being beyond computation. It is also a fact that fire insurance companies do not pay any losses or ex penses. They are simply clearing houses for the collection and distribu tion of the fire Insurance tax. They put up capital for carrying on the busi ness. The policy holder must pay the entire bill, and no matter how ap parently burdensome the legislation is made against the corporations the pre mium payer pays the entire cost. Every Item of cost is added to the rate. The public, when enlightened as to such facts as these, will undoubtedly see It to their advantage to let the laws of supply and demand regulate the cost. Competition will, as it has al ways, hold the cost down to a safe minimum. fee for App'.e Kefuae. Nearly all the liners now ltavlirjr the port of Philadelphia for tiermany and Urcat Britain curry in their holds hun dreds of barrels mid hogsheads of ap ple vtuHti'. Apple wiiHte is the peelings, cores mid oilier refuse of apples. It is gathered from tho manufacturers of apple butter and kindred compounds, and In Kiif.i;md mid (ermauy murmu llóle muí wine lire; made of It. A very palatable tipple wine Is Imported thith er and In certain colonics is much en Joyed. Excellent marmalade, very ex pensive mid very beautifully labeled and put up, also come buck for con Hiiinplioii. Both are niacin of apple waste, but few people know that. A brave girl Is one who keeis right on Hpendlnu' two hours n day curling lier huir ntler her heart is broken and she bus nothing to live for. The expression "robbing Peter to pay I'niil" hud its origin In the rivalry ex isting between We'stndiihter Abbey, formerly M. Peter's cathedral, and St. 1 'mil's ciithednil lit IahhIoii. In 17. there was h clelli-leiii-y In the treasury of St. l'jiul's mid mi appropriation of iimncy lie longing to St. Peter's was mude to cover the ilelliicne-y. The peo ple who were averse to the action asked the ijuoKiiou: "Why rob St. Pe ter's to pay H. Pa ul's V CLIXir? OF YOUTH FOUND. Thin Time It Conal'ta of Dlatlllfil Main nil Olive H Pniifonl Iteiuictt, con' of tbe r.nclnnt City's wenltblfst mid best citizens, has discovered, so he iledn res, the? way to necure liisllnir yonlli, snys thi? S:in rrnncisco Cull. As evidence of the worth of ids find Mr. Jicnii'tt offers bU mngnlilcenily preserved physique, bis clear eye and his inusi iibir develop meiit. 1 no articles vhleii have accom plished so much for this experiment are distilled water and olive oil. Mr. licnnett Is fifty-two yc-nrs old. Ills nppe'nriiiice is that of a mini of twenty-two years, lie? has bulldcd holies of reaching ldS years In-fore he dies. A few days ago the discoverer of the vehlflfsAif perpetual youth wan ns bald ni a Millard bull. The oil, ap plied to the top of bis bend, restored the lmlr so that now there? Is a flowing shock, covered by nn enlurireil but. It is his purpose? soon to give a lecture on "How Not to (!row Old mid How to Live Long," for the benelit of hundreds of the ag'-el nnd infirm who want to get instructions first hand in the mutter of the up? of "Dr. f-'mifmd licnnctt's Youth licstorer." It is Mr. Itennetfs theory that old age and ill health are caused by the collection In Die nrteries and about the Joints of lime nnd clay sediments con tained in drinking water. This mineral coating, he? Ivelieves, interrupts the proper circulation of the blood, pre vents the necessary Irrigation of the skin, produces stllTness of the Joints and dulls the action of tin? brain. "Distilled water nnd olive oil, one used internally, the other externally, nre my elixirs of j-oiitlT,' declared Mr. Bennett. "They will counteract the decaying- conditions in the lmdy. You must drink largo quantities of distilled water and rub yourself with pure Cali fornia olive oil, nnd take a moderate amount of exercise. Thnt is the se cret which my friends have so long wished to lenrn." A Queer Outfit. The army transport on the advance to Pckln was n unique spectacle. Miles of coolies, vehicles and animals trailed behind the troops. Everything on wheels, from farm wagons to fashion able traps, wns impressed into the transport service. Kvery Chinaman, horse and mule in the path was com mandeered. The Japanese had cows bearing pucks and the Itussians cam els. Chinamen pulled carts and stag gered under heavy loads. Two hun dred Junks and scows bearing muni tions were towed up the river by coolies. Unlcll Ciol.lt Gold! The latest El Dnrndn la reported to he on Nome City lieach, Alaska. Thou sands of people are hastening there, many of whom return broken In health. Of what avail In urold when health Is gone? Gimrd your health with the best of all medicines, irostetter's Ftomach Hitters. It will regulate the bowels, stir up the liver, inviprorate the kidneys, and ab solutely cure Indigestion, constipation, malaria, chills and fever. It's a good medicine to keep on hand. "Liquor makes men talk, doesn't it?" said the citizen. "Yes, and sometimes It's the means of shutting them up," said the policeman. To enjoy good health it Is necessary to keep the digestive organs in perfect condition: (larfield Tea is the most successful remedy for all forma of Indigestion. Singularly enough a civil war Is al ways a very uncivil war. PUTNAmVaDELESS DYE3 do not tain the hands or spot the kettle. The man who "takes things easy' may be either a philosopher or a kleptomaniac. dlcorge (iny and tiara Potter have been iiiiiriiid in Kentucky. ,'ov fur BOinc little clay huaica. PITS r-ermanentlyCurcd. oflt.s crnervoueRaas artel firm day a ne ol Lit-. Kline a Oruat Nerva keatorer. bnnd lor Fit K. K 4. oil trial noli! and traatiaa. Liu. K. H. kLlKa. 1.W..ÍM1 Arch Si,. Philadalpbla. 1'a, Bishop Totter says we chase the dollar too hard. Then let the dollar let up a little on its rapid gait. Prlmley'i California Frnlt Gum contains the most delicious qualities of western fruits. "I haven't half enough money to pay my debts." "Well, I'm worse off tnun that: I paid mine, but It took every cent I had." I in sore Piso's Cure for Consumption saved my life three years ago. Mrs. Thos. Robbixs, Maple Street. Norwich, N. V., Feb. 17, 1000. We tell our woes for sympathy A sad mistake, as you will see. Friends listen briefly thu relate Their own distresses, twice as great. Ladles who take pride In beautiful, clear white clothes should use Huns' Bleaching Blue, the modern bag blue. The lone ton of 2.250 pounds Is obso lete. A ton contalnl-g 2, OKI pounds Is now considered long, especially in tha coal market. We pay 18 a Week and expenaea to man wllb rls;a to Introduce our 1'orLTKT t;MionNi. Jatiixs Mre. Co., Dept. 1), Pahoss, KAMaaa. It Is to be hoped that the kidnaping In dustry will not flourish during the twen tieth century. The best is the cheapest. Carter's Ink Is the best, yet it ooals no more than the poorest. The moot striking; thing In the labor situation Just now is ttie great number of strikes. The tailor-made Klrl is all rbrht, but Most men r-tVr the romly muid. Acker's English Reroeci will positively cure Consump tion, Asthma, and Bronchitis, It will cure a couh or cold in a day. It will prevent Pneu monia. We guarantee it, be cause we know what it will do. Always insist on having; Ack ers. ' In many Instances after" I had tried my utmost to kv even relief. I pre scribed AcKeR's Kncü isci 1:emki)YoJ it permanently cured every one f the patient. It is a valuable addition to the practice of medicine " C. K. Smith, M. I)., Olean, N. V. Write to us for testimonials snJ free illustrated book on Consumption Hold at .-r. Bile II nil m ln.ule. II you a,re u,l aaciKtloil ri-luiii Iiottialt uur üiusst, uuá sel your uiou; 1. n . h. W. U Uuukar A ta) , l'rotia., líullalo, fl. 1. \n\n If any canana tn!m-s errar nalr, but Parkkh'b Hall Bai.rah ui-Iiixm luck elm youlhlul color. ülüusUüOHMa, lUe buat vura tor curua. lScts.