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NEWS TO DATE IN PARAGRAPHS CAUGHT FROM THE NETWORK OP WIRES ROUND ABOUT THE WORLD. DURING THE PAST WEEK A RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS CONDENSED FOR BU8Y PEOPLE. WESTERN NEWS. Fire Insurance companies doing bus iness In KanBas have decided to test the constitutionality of the rate regu lation law of that state. An eight-track swing bridge across ' the main channel of the Chicago river, near Thirty-first street, will be oper ated by electricity. Albert C. Loring, president of the Pillsbury Flour Mills Company of Min neapolis, has taken out 1500,000 life insurance, with the company as bene ficiary. Ellas Ray, one of the wealthiest land owners of Indiana, killed himself at Lafayette a few days since rather than o to court to face trial for the al leged murder of one of his employes last spring. He struck the man with a club during a quarrel. Ray leaves a million dollars. . As waB predicted when the Burling ton obtained control of the Colorado & Southern last January, the Adams Ex press Company will succeed to the ex press business of the C. & S., the Wells-Fargo Company having been no tified that its franchise will not be renewed upon its expiration on May 1st, 1910. Following are the recently elected directors of the Colorado Midland rail road: George J. Gould, Edwin Gould, Edward T. Jeffery, Winslow S. Pierce, Edwin Hawley, Harry Bronner, V. P. Clough, George B. Harris, Daniel Wil lard and Charles H. Schiacks. The board will be controlled by the Gould Interests. At Belvidere, 111., on the 16th Inst, seventeen keepers of soft drink places were fined in the aggregate $11,425 and each received a jail sentence of 30 to 60 days for selling intoxicating drinks. This is said to be the largest total of fines ever imposed for similar offenses in 'a single sitting of a court. The city voted dry eighteen months ago. At a meeting of the stockholders of the Colorado & Southern railroad at Denver, on the 18th inst., the follow ing directors were chosen, the Hill in terest dominating: George B. Har ris, George F. Baker, George F. Ba ker, Jr., Harry Bronner, W. P. Clough, Edwin Hawley, James J. Hill, James N. Hill, Darius Miller. E. T. Nichols, Samuel Thorne, Frank Trumbull and Daniel Willard. Blaine Selvage, a young mechanic of Eureka, Calif., in a monoplane of his own construction, has made a trial flight of three-fourths of a mile, at an average height of three feet, in one minute and a half. Selvage not only constructed the machine unassisted, but even made the 20-horsepower four cylinder engine with which it is driven. The Stamford & Northwestern rail road, a Texas line Just completed, has been bought by the Colorado & South ern, which furnished money to build the line. It starts at Stamford, on the Wichita Valley line, and runs north west to Dickeus county, In the Pan handle, a distance of 82 miles. The Colorado & Southern advanced about $1,000,000 to construct the line. It is reported that the Santa Fe con templates the purchase of the Atlantic, Gulf and West Indian Steamship lines, which comprise the Mallory Steamship Company, operating from Galveston to New York; the New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Company, the New York and Porto Rico Steamship Com pany, and the Clyde Steamship Com pany. The ownership of these lines would give the Santa Fe an immense advantage in the transportation of fruit from California to New York. GENERAL NEWS. A report on suicide figures for 1908 has Just been issued, showing a ratio of 21.8 per 100,000 of population, sur pessing the previous high record of 20.7 in 1904. State Comptroller Wiliams of New York recently received $342,000 from the estate of the late H. H. Rogers in part payment of the collateral Inher itance tax against the estate, More than $40,000,000 additional taxation is carried In the pending French uudget, the new taxes being principally levied on automobiles, to bacco, wines and inheritances. In In heritance taxes there is an increase of $16,000,000 over last year. C. J. Tevls and J. Campbell Corey of Cincinnati and George Howard, a professional balloonist, landed at Der by, ten miles west of Buffalo, after a thrilling, trip of 600 miles, which car ried them back across Lake Erie. Mother Earth may have tbe experi ence next May, of passing through the gaseous tall of a comet, according to an Interyiew by Assistant Prof: Henry N. Russell, Ph. D., of the astronomical department of Princeton university. He hastened to explain, however, that no bad physical effects were to be anticipated. Before leaving New York for Eu rope a few days since. Sir Thomas Upton stated that he will challenge for a race for the American cup, to be sailed in 1911. Shareholders of the Cleveland, Cin cinnati, Chicago & SL Louis (Big Four) railroad met at Cleveland and voted a bond issue of $20,000,000 for physical improvements. A new $1,000,000,000 company will be the result of an action of the Am erican Telephone and Telegraph Com pany in securing control of the West ern Union Telegraph Company through the purchase of Gould Stock. Mrs. Alice Smith, wife of Leroy K Smith, superintendent of the Ameri can District Telegraph Company of York, died at her home in Newark, N. J., a few days ago after swallowing some tablets taken to relieve a bead ache. The Pilgrims of England played their final game of association toot ball on their American tour at Bay Ridge., L I., on the 16th inst. defeat ing the Crescent Athletic club, 6 to L The Pilgrims played 22 games while in the United States, winning 16 and losing 2, with four games drawn. Representative Nicholas Longworth hag emphatically denied the state ments published as coming from a wo man in Berlin, to the effect that his wife, while she was still Miss Alice Roosevelt, had been photographed by him astride the sacred elephant of the Koreans at their national capital. The will of the late Mrs. Franziska Speyer, widow of George Speyer, a partner' in the banking house of Speyer & Co., of New York, London and Frankfort - on - the - Main, be queaths between $8,000,000 and $10, 000,000 to charity. The gifts Include $1.000,000 for research Into the sub ject of cancer and lupus. Director Lowell of the observatory at Flagstaff, Ariz., reports the first apparent Antarctic snowfall of the season on Mars. Two patches appear at the altitude 62.72 longitude 100.190. The first was November 12, and was small, with a great increase Novem ber 16. The second was observed for the first time on the latter date. Legislation for the District of Co lumbia to prevent brutality in foot ball and possibly to actually prohibit the playing of the game, is likely to follow the mortality which has marked contests Ithia season. The district commissioners have the corporation counsel at work on the subjects, and, if the situation can be handled by a police regulation. Congress will be asked to pass a bill which the district commissioners will draft. The American Federation of Labor in Its convention in Toronto, in addi tion to indorsing the attitude taken by President Gompers in the Bucks Stove & Range Company injunction proceedings, voted to continue the salaries of Gompers and Secretary Frank Morrison; and to compensate Vice President John Mitchell, who is not a salaried officer, during their terms of imprisonment, in case It Is decided they must go to Jail for con tempt of court. They will be paid at the rate of $5,000 a year. Statistics have been collected from 358 cities in 42 states and the District of Columbia, showing what has been accomplished to discover and remove physical defects mong pupils of these cities, 147, with a school popu lation of 700,000, are not making any attempt whatever to discover trans mltable diseases; 211 are inspecting for such diseases; 226 are inspecting for defective vision, 170 for breathing troubles and 118 for bad teeth, while 104, with a population of 3,200,000, have no examination of any kind for their 600,000 school children. Captain Roald Amundsen, discov erer of the Northwest passage, who recently arlved in New York from Ccpenhagen, evplained that his visit tao America was to fit out an océano graphic expedition for the Norwegian government, i he .'expedition would start, he said, from Chrlstlansand In Nansen's old ship, the Fram, next July, and probably would cruise for five years. The tirst year will be spent In the southern portion of the North Atlantic, studying the currents, temperatures, the ocean bottom and sea life. Then the Fram will be nav igated around the Horn to the Pacific, fitting out In San Francisco probably for an Arctic trip. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. The coroner's Jury exonerated play ers of both teams of responsibility for tbe death of young Arthur Christian, who succumbed to injuries received in the football match between -the Uni versity of Virginia and Georgetown university at Washington. To protect power sites, Secretary Bellinger has withdrawn from entry 2.5S4 acres of land lying along the Gunnison river in Colorado and New Slcixlco, and 712 acres on Green river and iló tributarles in Wyoming. This land now being In tbe public domain, will probably be affected by legisla linn to be enacted during the next' Congress. . The faculty of Georgetown Univer sity at Washington has unanimously decided to suspend all football games at that institution until the National football rules committee gives assur ance that the game has been shorn of Its dangerous features. Lieut. Col. William E. Wilder, In spector general, will go to Denver fot duty as Inspector general, Department of the Colorado, relieving Maj. Charles G. Morton, who will remove to Wash ington for duty in the office of the In spector goneral of the army. A GOOD COUGH MIXTURE. Simple Home-Made Remedy That It Free from Opiates and Harm ful Drugs. An effective remedy that will usu ally break up a cold in twenty-four hours, is easily made by mixing to gether in a large bottle two ounces of Glycerine, a half-ounce of Virgin Oil of. Pine compound pure , and eight ounces of pure Whisky. This mix ture will cure any cough that is cur able, and is not expensive as it makes enough to last the average family an entire year. Virgin Oil of Pine com pound pure Is prepared only in the laboratories of the Leach Chemical Co., Cincinnati, O. Worth the Expense. The story that Sir John Fisher of the British admiralty tells -with tbe greatest enjoyment and he tells many, and all with zest is of an old boat swain on bis flagship who fell into a little money and retired. One day the admiral visited him at his coun try box, to find the old sailor pos sessed of an apparently useless man servant. "What Bo you want with him 7" asked Fisher. "H'every morning," explained the old sailor, " 'e comes to me 'hammock and tells me to roll h'out. 'The h'ad miral wants to Bee you,' 'e says to me. H'and I says to 'lm, 'Tell the h'admlral to go to 'ell,' says Hi." Had an Object Lesson. , The happy mother of a seven months-old-baby, whose chief business seems to be making a noise in the world, was paying her sister a visit, and the other evening young Master Harry, aged seven years, was dele gated to care for the baby while his elders were at dinner. So he wheeled it back and forth, the length of the library, giving vent to his sentiments by singing, much to the amusement of the family: Gee whiz! I'm fflad I'm free, No wedding" bells for me! Inn or Orno Crrr or Toledo, t LUCAS COUNTT. f Frank J. Cheney makes oath that ha Sana partner of tbe arm of F. J. Chsney A Co., dolus bustaess In the City of Toledo, County and Bute aforesaid, and that Bald firm will pay tbe sum ol ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every ease of Catarhh that cannot be cured by the use of BALL'S CATAlUUi CURB. FRANK J. CHENEY. Bwfim to before me and subscribed In my present, ibis 6th day of December, A. D., 18Se. i A. W. QLEASON, J SEAL NOTABV FUBUC. Hall's Catarrh cure Is taken tnternally and arts directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Bend for u-stlmonlals. free. F. J. CHENEY A CO., Toledo, a Sold by all Druggists. 75c. Take Hall's Family Puis for constipation. Ready for the End. The rector and a farmer were dis cussing the subject of pork one day and the rector displayed considerable interest In a pen of good-sized Berk shires. "Those pigs of yours are in flne condition, Tomkinson," he re marked. "Yes, sur; they be," replied the matter-of-fact farmer "Ah, sur, if we was all of us only as fit to die as they be, sur, we'd do." London News. Pettlt's Eye Salve for 25c. Relieves tired, congested, inflamed anil sore eyes, quickly stops eye aches. All druggists or Howard Bros., Buffalo, N. Y. The great and good do not die even in this world, embalmed In books their spirits walk abroad. Smiles. AH-EN'S MJNG BALSAM will core not only afresh cold, but une of those stub born cuuftlis that usually hang on for months, tílve It a trial una prove Its worth. 25c, 6Uc and fl.00. A philosophical man when consider ing his own troubles Isn't. Constipation causes and agKravates many sprlous fllseuwH. It Is thoroughly cured by Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. The favorite family laxative. The greatest necessity in a woman's life is love. WANTS HER LETTER PUBUSHED For Benefit of Women who Suffer from Female Ills Minneapolis, Minn. "I was ft great sufferer from female troubles which caused a weakness and broken down condition of the system. I read so much of what Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg etable Compound had done for other suffering women I felt sure it would help me, and I must say it did help me wonderfully. My pains all left me. I few stronger, and within three months was a perfectly well woman. 'I want this letter made public to show the benefit women may derive from Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound." Mrs. Jons 6. Moldan, 2115 Second St, North, Minneapolis, Minn. ' Thousands of unsolicited and genu ine testimonials Like the above prove the efficiency of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, which is made exclusively from roots and herbs. Women who suffer from those dis tressing ills peculiar to their sex shou Id not lose sight of these facts or doubt the ability of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound to restore their health. If yon want special advice write to Mrs. Pinkbam, at Lynn, Mass. She will treatyourletterasstrlctly confidential. For 20 years she lias been helping sick women In this way, free of charges Don't hesitate write at once. r n TALKS ON BEAUTY Employed to Stimulate Indus tries, Says Hattie Willliams. Actress Says Good Looks Are Asset In Business and Scouts Idea That Ugly Women Are Most Useful. Philadelphia. "This is the age of beauty in the busi'iess world," says Hattie Williams, the star of "Detec tive Sparkes," now playing at the Garrlck theater. "Mark me, I do not mean the beau tiful age, but the age of beauty. We have come to the time when a sweet, a piquant, a bewitching face is quite as Important a factor in' legitimate business as price or quality of wares, convenience of mart or effective ad vertising. "Woman good-looking woman has at last found' a sphere of honest en deavor that cannot but appeal to her the legitimate exploitation of the goods she Is paid to Bhow off. Paris led the way in this new field of en deavor and Philadelphia has rapidly fallen Into line. "Next to the French capital I know of no city where the fairness of its daughters Is so effectively used for honest business purposes. "Let me explain. Let us walk don Chestnut street. We drift along with the stream of shoppers until thai stream becomes Jammed in front of big show window. There In the win dow sits a girl of surpassing fairness. Her beautifully shaped head, crowned with a wealth of glossy black hair, is bent over a new model sewing ma chine. She Is Intent on her work and we are intent on the picture she makes. It Is probably a very fine, up-to-date sewing machine, but It could stay In that window for many weeks and not attract a crowd. "The man whose business it is to sell that machine knows his business and knows it well.. The combination of girl and machine is a pleasing one and the impression is lasting. "Further down the street there is a shop with big windows, through which we see heaps of confections, and wf can see, too, a dainty blonde miss of exquisite feature and coloring who seems to have little in the world to do except to sit Just where the passing throngs can get glimpse of her fresh loveliness. Why is that store crowded with customers while another confec tionery shop further down the street languishes for want of trade? The sweets in the one shop may be no bet ter than those in the other, but the attractiveness of tbe blonde saleswom an furnishes the one thing needful In business the initiative. "In these days of greatest competi tion among merchants, it was a clever roan Indeed who first realized the tre mendous attraction of a pretty wom an's face for shoppers, women as well as men. For, don't for a moment think that the potency of these fair young women Is felt only by the opposite sex. "'Bertha, the Beautiful Sewing Ma chine Girl,' can go on hiding her beau ty in the dusty factory, where it seems, after all, she has had a hard time of it, but if Bertha is really so beautiful she can be happily prosper ous by giving legitimate publicity to her fresh, wholesome charms. And that's what many lierthas are doing to-day in Philadelphia, and it's a good thing all around. It won't spoil Ber tha if she's the right sort of girl, and won't hurt the shopping public to look upon bright, pretty faces." Phosphorescent Forests. The phosphorescence of certain agaries of Borneo has more than once demoralized the superstitious natives and astonished whites. Some years ago a party of English engineers found it necessary to survey a tract of low lying country which was al most Impenetrable, and to blaze the trail natives were employed to work at night, others during the day. The former came into camp one night stating that they could not go through a portion of the bush or forest, strange "spirits" on the trees telling them that evil would befall them If they con tinued. The "spirits" proved to be a magnificent display of phosphores cense emanating from agaries grow ing upon the dead limbs of the trees. These vegetable Are bodies were traced for a considerable distance, producing a most remarkable exhibi tion, the light in some places being so brilliant that it was difficult to be lieve that the forest was not afire. To test the brilliancy the men held pa pers near the n-ost brilliant protions and read by the light. GOING UPr City ways were not altogether new to him, but, as he waited at the eleva tor shaft, in one of Omaha's large of iiic buildings, be said to his com panions. "Well, I'll be hanged If that isn't a beater." "Why, what?" "Just look at that confounded rail road advertising on an Omaha eleva tor UP! What won't they do next?" His companion replied, "Sh , Sh , those letters mean 'up.' " When I see that word, this Jingle always comes to my mind: 'Whenever the little word 'up' you see. Think of Safety, Speed, Service via V. P.' You will see that word at almost every passenger elevator in the coun try, but before you leave for the West, be sure to buy your ticket via "The Safe Road to Travel." What's a Gentleman? An exact definition of a gentleman has been tried many times, never per haps with entirely satisfactory results. Little Sadie had never heard of any of the difinitions, but she managed to throw a gleam of light on the sub ject, albiet one touched with un conscious cynicism. The word was In tbe spelling lesson and I said: "Sadie, what is a gentleman?" "Please, ma'am," she answered, "a gentleman's a man you don't know very well." Woman's Home Compan ion. On to the Polel When word of the discovery of the north pole came to Chattanooga, a slightly deaf old lady remarked unctu ously: "Well, now I always said them Óook tourists got about 'most every where. I ain't a bit surprised to hear that one of 'em's reached the top notch in the traveling Une." Llppln cott's. i DOCTOR YOURHKI.F when yon fpol a cold coming on by taklnst a few doses of I'crry Davis' Painkiller. It In better tlmn (Juinlno and safer. The large 50c uottlea are tbe cheapest. To consider anything" impossible that we cannot ourselves perform. Mrs. Wlnslows Soothfna; Syrnp. 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