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John R. Marls.
Queerest of Men's Clubs.
The most unique of men's clubs has
recently been organized at the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania. Its membership
Is regulated not by
blackballs, but by a
foot rule. No man
can be elected a
member unless he
stands at least 6
feet in bis stock
the membership of
the club Is limited
to eighty feet. That
Is, if the aggregate
height of the club
that figure the club is filled, and other
applicants must wait, unless under the
foot rule they prove to be taller than
the shortest man who is already a
club member. In that case, the giant
Is taken into the club, and the com
parative dwarf retires to an associate
membership. In all matters which
come before the club for action each
member has one vote for each Inch
he stands above six feet In height. To
amend the constitution of the club re
quires fifty-four feet, or two-thirds of
the active membership of eighty feet,
in Its favor. The founder of this club
of giants is John R. Marls of Chestnut
Hill, Pa., who Is 6 feet 4 Inches In
height. The club's tallest member is
Montgomery, a boy of 6 feet 10 Inches.
At the next annual meeting of officers
of the club he expects to be chosen
trouble tuith Venezuela.
Venezuela has been Independent for
eighty years. During that period It
has nominally been a republic. The
different constitutions it has had have
recognized the principles of free, dem
ocratic government as completely as
does that of the United States, which
waf. taken as a model. Nevertheless.
Venezuela Is not yet a genuine repub
lic. It has not yet free institution';
except on paper. It is not ruled by
laws, but by a despot While the ac
count of the existing condition of af
fairs in Venezuela printed in the New
York Tribune last week may not be
correct in all its details, it is correct
as to the main points. Kighteen
months ago Clpriano Castro headed a
revolutionary movement, drcve out
President Andrade. and installed him
self as dictator. There is a congress,
but it Is made up of men chosen by
the dictator. There are Judges, but if
their decisions do not suit him, he
throws them into prison and keeps
them there until they admit they were
quite mistaken as to the law. All of
ficials hold their places only so long
as the dictator does not distrust them.
Those whom he suspects he removes,
and sometimes imprisons. During his
'first month of power the dictator had
a number of wealthy bankers and
merchants brought before htm and as
sessed them from $20,000 to $60,000
apiece for the support of his government
To Confound the Wise Men.
On April 1, 1851, an April Fool party
was given at Newburg, N. Y. Among
the guests were Edward Watkins and
a young woman whom he had known
for a year or two. It happened also
that It was Mr. Watkins' twenty-first
birthday. As he finished a dance with
the young womnn in question some
friends began to banter him and pro
posed that the couple should get mar
ried then and there as a sort of April
Fool Joke on themselves and the rest
of the world. They were willing, a
minister was sent for, and the marriage
ceremony was performed. Mr. Wat
klnB took his bride home, and all the
village gossips predicted that they
would be unhappy and would soon
separate. By way of confounding their
critics, almost all of whom are dead,
Mr. and Mrs. Watkins celebrated the
fiftieth anniversary of their wedding
o'i April 1, 1901, at their home in
Wllllamsport, Pa. Their four children
and a number of grandchildren met
with them to help In the celebration.
Mr. and Mrs. Watkins Joined the Bap
tist church seven years after they were
UYiNr.t And niw.c
OrtllllMO UIIU 1VIHMsJ J
Saifage Soon to Be Chief.
Ueut-Gov. Savage will be Inaugu
rated as governor of Nebraska prob
ibly within the month. Governor Diet
rich has given his promise to vacate
&t an early dale and qualify as United
In 1880 Mr. Savage lived In a eod
Souse on the plains of Chester county.
The new governor is a typical weatorn
ir. He was born at Connersville, Bid.,
n 1842, and was left at the age of ten
'.he sole support of his mother and the
'amlly of little brothers and sisters
eft without protection by the death of
.heir father. Young Savage worked
hard on farms and In no other occupa-
T. C. ILnojc.
The New Attorney-General of the
"Russell Harrison's "Debt.
It is claimed that the chief debt
of Russell B. Harrison to his father,
all of which was remitted in the will,
consisted of the amount expended in
fitting him out for service during the
Spanish-American war. General Har
rison wished to present his son with
equipment, tut RuBsell would not ac
.rpt (t save as a loan. That loan was
nevef repaid end that is the debt
whicb was reniUied in tue will.
Ti)6 bequest of General Harrison of
his sasb and sword to any posthumous
sor that might y born is said by this
friend of the former president to be
due to his desire to have these em
blems of his military service descend
to a me.-nt'cr of the family bearing his
full name. It appears that when Rus
ell B. Harrison's son was born be
and his father disagreed as to the
uame the boy should have. The for
mer president wished and utged that
he be given the name of Benjamin.
Russell would not agree to this, but
gave the boy the name of William
Henry Harrison, the name of his dis
tinguished great-grandfather. The
sash and sword will in all probability,
daacend under the provisions of the
will to the general's vrandaon.
-A Famous Churchman.
Very Rev. Frederick W. Farrar, dean
of Canterbury, was, when taken 111
lately, 70 years old. He was ordained
deacon in 1854 by the bishop of Salis
bury, and three years later was ad
mitted into holy orders by the bishop
of Ely. Until 1871 he was one of the
masters at Harrow, and for five years
thereafter was head master of Marl
borough college, a position he held
with great distinction. Among his
other offices was that of honorary
"haplain to the queen and chaplain in
ordinary. In 1883 he was appointed
archdeacon of Westminster, and in
1895 he was appointed dean of Canter
bury. Dean Farrar has written vol
uminously upon religious topics, but
his fame will rest upon his "Life of
Christ," which was published In 1874.
Se-Oerity at Castle Garden.
According to the law, an alien who
goes from this country to Europe anil
returns must be inspected and passed
upon as rigidly as a new immigrant
When the Germanic arrived at New
York the other day it had on board a
weil-to-do Philadelphia merchant, Al
bert Prlestman. who had been abroad
to buy goods. Though Mr. Prlestman
has lived In Philadelphia fifteen years,
lias married an American wife and is
the father of several children born In
this country, he has not taken advan
tage of the opportunity to become a
dtizen of the United States, not car
ing to relieve himself of allegiance to
:he British crown. Accordingly he
was inspected to see whether he was
liable to become a public charge and
hence should not be allowed to enter
the country. The official of the ma
rine hospital service who examined
him discovered that he had an arti
ficial left arm, and though Mr. Prlest
man brought proof of his business
standing and showed the officials a cer
tified check for $10,000, they Insisted
that he must be detained on Ellis is
land for examination and investiga
tion. In vain did Mr. Prlestman pro
test that he had been across the ocean
a dozen times before with this same
artificial arm, or that he would fur
nish bonds for his appearance. Finally
he was paroled over night in custody
of the superintendent of the steamship
line, and the next morning he was
compelled to undergo an examination.
Alcoholism and Microbes.
There is nothing new in the recent
ly vaunted animal experiments at
Paris showing that lower grades of
living creatures if alcoholized are more
sensitive to disease than others ol
temperate habits. Alcoholized animals
are unable to resist Infection with the
bacilli of consumption, cancer, diph
theria aud kindred diseases. The prog
eny of alcoholized guinea pigs have
proved so weak that they live but a
short time or are born dead.
Medical h;tory abounds In corrob
orative proofs that intemperance
curses not oily its practitioners but
their offspring, the curse moral gener
ally accompanying the curse physical.
In times of contagion persons who
have lived abstemiously prove more
able to withstand exposure or recover
more quickly and more completely
from any form of pestilence. Tem
perance, like virtue, is Its own reward
Luckless Casslo was right tbo in a41
nate cup U unblessed.
DAN GROSVENOR SAYS:
"Peruna Is an Excellent Spring Catarrh
Remedy I am as Well as Ever."
LgMB j i
EZRA P. SAVAGE,
tlons, meanwhile managing to pass
through high school and college. He
studied law, removed to Iowa, made
some money In land speculation, and
then removed to Nebraska. He was the
first mayor of South Omaha, laid out
the town of Sargent and grew rich
when the railroad was built through
the town. He won distinction as a
soldier and scout for Grant and Sher
man during the civil war.
"Doctor May "Refuse Services.
Recent decisions of the hlgner courts
In cases affecting the practice of medi
cine are interesting to the general pub
lic as tending to settle questions that
have always been more or less con
troversial. It has always been contended that a
physician Is morally bound to attend
any patient for whom he Is called.
Failure to respond when called Is gen
erally regarded as a violation of medi
cal ethics. It is well known, however,
that many physicians do not assent to
this vle-w and reserve the right to re
fuse attendance even in cases of seri
ous emergency. Deaths have been
caused by the refusal of physicians to
render medical assistance at a critical
time when other physicians could not
be found. Whatever may be the moral
obligation the Indiana Supreme court
has Just rendered an opinion in a test
case to the effect that a physician is
not legally bound to attend a patient
for whom he Is called, no matter how
urgent or desperate may be the case.
Ar Indianapolis doctor was summoned
three times to attend the wife of a
prominent citizen. He refused to go,
and was finally importuned by the sick
woman's pastor, who offered to pay the
fees In advance. The physician re
mained obdurate and the patient died.
tl) 'or Id's Fair Mayor.
Rollo Wells, newly elected mayor of
St. Louis, whose term of office will ex
tend over the world's fair of 1903, Is
generally regarded as the visible evi
dence qf the political power of for-
mer Governor David R. Krancs. Mr.
Wells and Mr. Francis have known
each other almost from boyhood, and
have similar opinions as to what con
stitutes democracy. The election of
Wells Is taken as having a national
significance, the more so when it is
considered that Mr. Francis' connec
tion with the world's fair will giTe
him tho advantage of close contact
with the big men of the south. The
new mayor Is the head of a steel foun
dry, which employs upwards of 2.000
men. He is 45 years old, a native of
St. Louis. This Is bis first plunge
Into politics, and his great success Is
due, not alone to his strong backing,
but to hlB personal popularity. Mr.
Wells is a typical Democrat of ths
silk-stocking school, but he is well
known to the people through his Mrl)
connection, as manager, with eno 1
tie big trtctlon lines, which was own
d br ut father.
HON. DAN A. GROSVENOR, OF THE FAMOUS OHIO FAMILY.
Hon. Dan. A. Grosvenor, Deputy Auditor for the War Department, In a
letter written from Washington, D. C, says:
"Allow me to express my gratitude to you tor the benefit derived from one
bottle ot Peruna. One week has brought wonderful changes and I am now as
well as ever. Besides being one of the very best spring tonics It Is an excellent
catarrh remedy." Very respectfully, Dan A. Orosvenor.
Hon. John Williams, County Com- . Duluth, Minn., says the following !n
vlssioner, of 517 West Second street, regard to Peruna: "As a remedy for
catarrh I can cheerfully recommend
Peruna. I know what It is to suffer
from that terrible disease nnd. I feel
that it Is my duty to speak a good
word for the tonic that brought me
Immediate relief. Peruna cured me of
a had case of catarrh and I know II
will cure any other sufferer from that
Miss Mattle L Guild. President Illi
nois Young People's Christian Temper
ance Union, in a recent letter from
Chicago, 111., says:
"I doubt It Peruna has a rival In all
the remedies recommended to-day tot
catarrh ot the system. A remedy that
will cure catarrh of the stomach will
cure the same condition of the mucous
membrane anywhere. I have found It
the best remedy I have ever tried for
catarrh, and believing It worthy my
endorsement I gladly accord It. "
Mrs. E'tner Fleming, orator of Res
ervoir Council, No. 168, Northwestern
Legion of Honor, of Minneapolis,
Mian., writes from 2535 Polk St., N. E.:
I have been
troubled all my
life with ca
tarrh in my
head. I took
now think I
ly cured. I be
lieve that for
catarrh In all
its forms, Peru
na Is the medi
cine of the age. It cureB when all other
remedies fail. I can heartily recom
mend Peruna as a catarrh remedy."
The spring is the time to treat ca
tarrh. Cold, wet winter weather often
retards a cure of catarrh. If a course
of Peruna Is taken during the early
spring months the cure will be prompt
and permanent. There can be no fail
ures if Peruna Is taken Intelligently
during the favorable weather of spring.
As a systemic catarrh remedy Pe
runa eradicates catarrh from the sys
tem wherever It may be located. It
cures catarrh of the stomach or bow
els with the same certainty as catarrh
of the head.
If you do not derive prompt and sat
isfactory results from the use of Pa
mela, write at once to Dr. Hartman,
giving a full statement of your casa
and he will be pleased to give you his
valuable advice gratis.
Address Dr. Hartman, President ol
the Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, Ol
Mrs. F.lmcr Firming,
Every day you clean the house you
live in, to get rid of the dust and dirt
Your body, the house your soul lives in,
also becomes filled up with all manner of
filth, which should have been removed
from day to day. Your body needs daily
cleaning inside. If your bowels, your
liver, your kidneys are full of putrid filth,
and you don't clean them out, you'll be in
bad odor with yourself and everybody else.
DON'T USE A HOSE to clean your
body inside, but sweet, fragrant, mild but
positive and forceful CASCARETS, rhat
WORK WHILE YOU SL prepare
all the filth collected in your body for
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none the less surely, leavi (rout blood
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