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Good Use of Cinder * .
/ The street railway operating plant of Portland , Ore. , which employs eaw- 'mill ' refuse as fuel , has adopted a cin der-separating plant with great suc- cess. A powerful draft from a steel ian forces the furnace smoke through steel plate flue Into a vertical steel cylinder thirty-two feet In diameter. The hottom is a cone-shaped hopper * or receiving the cinders , while the -smoke , after losing its velocity , slowly emerges through an aperture at the 3op. As the gases lose velocity the cinders , being heavier , drop into the Copper , whence they are conveyed back to the furnaces to be completely burned. "Besides abating the smoke nuisance , boiler economy is Increased. "THE MARRYING SQUIRE. " -Jnxtfcc Geo. E. Latv , of Braxll , Inil. , IIan Married 1,40O Couple * . Justice Geo. E. Law , of Brazil , Ind. , 3ias fairly earned the title "The Mar- Snuire. " bv which he is known far and wide , hav ing already married some 1,400 couples. Ten years ago he was Depnty County Treasurer. "At that time , " said Justice Law , "I was suffer ing from an annoy ing kidney trouble. My back ached , my irest was broken at night , and the pas- , -.sages of the kidney secretions were too frequent and contained sediment 'Three boxes of Doan's Kidney Pills cured me in 1897 , and for the past nine .years I have been free from kidney complaint and backache. " Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box ; JFoster-Milburn Co. , Buffalo , -N. Y. An Antidote. "Martha's mistress often boasts of her j ureadiness of resource. "The best ' nurse-maid in town , " she calls"her. . One iday she came home from a drive , to be confronted with the startling news that the baby had swallowed a button. "And what did you do , Martha ? " she rasked in some anxiety , although trust- ung that it had been the right thing. "Why , " said Martha , "I made him : swallow a buttonhole right away ! " TOETURED WITH ECZEMA. Tremendous Itching Over Whole Body Scratched Until Bled Won derful Cure by Cuticura. "Last year I suffered -with a tremendous deus itching on my back , which grew 'worse and worse , until it spread over the "whole body , and only my face and mands were free. For four months erse : so I suffered torments , and I had to -scratch , scratch , scratch , until I bled. At night when I went to bed things got worse , and I had at times to get tup and scratch my body all over , until I was as sore as could be , and until I suffered excruciating pains. They -told me that I was suffering from eczema. Then I made up my mind that I would use the Cuticura Reme dies. I used them according to instructions - -structions , and very soon indeed I was greatly relieved. I continued until "well , and now I am ready to recom mend the Cuticura Remedies to any one. Mrs. Mary Metzger , Sweetwater , Okla. , June 28 , 1905. " Do Spiders Like IMnsIc ? It has often been said that spiders ; are fond of music , but a French inves tigator , M. Lecaillou , now asserts that -this Is not true. He says that their : musical sense must be attributed mere ly to greed or to hunger. When a fly is caught in a spider's web it buzzes , .and the spider immediately makes for the place from which the buzzing comes. M. Lecaillou , by experimenting with a violin , some flies , a piano , violoncello loncello and a cornet , found that only -those musical sounds which resemble the buzzing of the flies attracted the spiders. The cornet , for instance , in variably frightened it , and so did the -piano. The mechanical force of the sound emit ted from 5,000,000 to 10,000,000 cornets would equal but one-horse power. iRHEUMATISMSTAYS CURED Mrs. Cota , Confined to Bed and In Constant Pain , Cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Rheumatism can be inherited and that fact proves it to be a disease of the blood. It is necessary , therefore , to treat it -through the blood if a permanent cure -is expected. External applications may -give temporary relief from pain but as Jong as the poisonous acid is in the blood the pain will return , perhaps in a new 3 > lace , but it will surely return. Dr. Wil liams' Pink Pills cure rheumatism because - -cause they go directly to the seat of the -disorder , purifying and enriching the "fclood. t , Mrs. Henry Cota , of West Cheshire , Conu. , is the wife of the village ma chinist. "Several years ago , " she says , -"I was laid up with rheumatism in my -feet , ankles and knees. I was in con stant pain and sometimes the affected -parts would swell so badly that I could mot get about at all to attend to my .household duties. There was one period -o three weeks daring wHich I was con- -jiued to-the bed. My sufferings werq f ul and the doctor's medicine did not mo. " Oue day a neighbor told me about : Dr. Williams' Piuk Pills and I decided to irv them. After I had taken them a ssliort time I was decidedly "better and a -few more boxes cured me. W iat is letter , the cure was permanent. " Remember Dr. Williams'Pink Pills do mot act on the boweis. They make new blood and restore shattered nerves. They tone up the stomach and restore impaired -digestion , bring healthful , refreshing ; lcep , give strength to the weak and make miserable , complaining people strong , Jmngryaiid energetic. They are sold by jill druggists , or will be sent postpaid , on receipt of pi-ice , 50 cents per box , sue boxes $2.50 , by the Dr. Williams Medi- -Pino CQ.J Scheuectady. N.Y. THCWEEKLY 1603 San Diego Bay , Gal. , discovered and named by Sebastian Vizcaino. 1G04 Trial of Sir Walter Raleigh for treason. 1635 Thomas Parr , known as "Old I'arr , " and said to be 152 years old , died near Shrewsbury , England. 1715 Cattle of Shcriffmuir. 172J Jack Sheppard , famous English highwayman , executed. 1793 French defeated Prussians at bat- Lie of Sarbruck. 1S02First melodrama produced at Covent Garden theater ; called "The Tale of Mystery. " 1806 Discovery of Pike's Peak , Colo. I83S End of rebellion in Canada. 1S46 Tampico , Mexico , surrendered to Commodore Connor of the American navy American force under Gen. Worth took possession of Saltillo , Mexico. 1S61 U. S. frigate San Jacinto arrived at Fortress Monroe with Messrs. Mason and Slidell , the Confederate commissioners to Europe. 1S64 Gen. Sherman left Atlanta and began his march to the sea. 1S65 Slavery abolished in theIJnited States. 1S69 Formal opening of the Suez canal. 1871 Block and a half of buildings in Chattanooga destroyed ny incendiary fire. 1873 "Boss" Tweed convicted of de frauding the city treasury of New York. 1880 Expedition went to relief of Capt Boycott near Ballinrobe , Ireland. 1887 London's "Bloody Sunday. " 1SS9 Opening of Catholic university of America , at Washington , D. C . Brazilian monarchy overthrown and republic established. 1890 Capt. O'Shea divorced from his wife , who had deserted h'm for Par- nell. 1893 Trainmen of Lenfgh Valley rail road went on strike. 9 1894 Many lives lost by earthquake in southern Italy and Sicily. 1897 Great fire in Cripplegate quarter of London ; $10,000,000 property losa President McKinley signed the treaty adopted by Universal Postal Congress. 1S9S U. S. notified Spain that Cuba must be evacuated by Jan. 1 . Court of Cassation ordered Dreyfus to prepare his defense. 1899 Puerto Cahello , Venezuela , surren dered to Gen. Castro. 1900 Paris exposition closed ; 50,000,000 admissions United States cruiser Yosemite wrecked at Guam by ty phoon. . . .Women granted permis sion to practice law in France. 1301 Liberals captured Colon , Colombia. 1902 Attempted assassination of King Leopold of Belgium Ashes of Christopher Columbus deposited in mausoleum in Seville cathedral. T903 House of Representatives passed the Cuban bill Street railway strike in Chicago. 1904 Germany and the United States signed arbitration treaty. 1905 Czar remitted $13,000 000 taxes due from peasants. Edison's Future City. Considerable discussion has been arous- id by a signed prophecy of Thomas A. Edison , detailing what our large cities will be like 100 years hence. He says they will be free from smoke and steam , and that the chimney will be a thing of the past , vrhile the waste of coal and oth er fuel will be stopped through the use of electricity , generated direct from the fuel without the aid of engine , boiler or dynamo. In factories each machine will have its individual motor. Houses will be heated electrically , and most of the cities' noises will cease. Skyscrapers will be universal in the business section , and the streets will be bridged over at dif ferent heights to facilitate transit from one side to the other. He estimates that buildings will then average thirty stories in height , and the greater number will be constructed of concrete and sted. Suck buildings , he says , will statrd a thousand years or longer. His new batteiy wiH make electricity portable for street ve- \icles or airships. Gorky Airs His Graven. Press dispatches from Milan , Italy , tell of the publication of Mazhn G rky' "ImpreesioBs ef the Unitwi States. " Tl first part is devoted to the "City of the Yellow Demon , " meaning , of coarse , tke money god , and referring t the city of New York. Throughout the v ltun die Russian author vents his disl'ke of people ple and things American. A To-rrn of Five Thousand Boys. The trustees of the Winarra ( In5. ) as sembly annonnce that they have author ized Judge William Brown of the Salt Lake- juvenile court to organize a towa bo be populated by 5,000 beys , policed by boys and governed by boys and for boys' pleasure and profit , as an attraction for next year's assembly. The boys will live in tents , and in connection with the scheme will be a school for officers of the Y. M. C. A. , Sunday schools , public tchools , juvenile judges and settlement workers. BOMB IN ST. PETEE'S. ROME'S FAMOUS CHURCH SHAK EN BY EXPLOSION. Wild Panic Amonfir Thousands "Who Throng : Buslllca Follows Sot One Hart and Edifice IM Uninjured- Deed Is Strange Myxtery. A bcytnb containing high-grade gun powder was exploded Sunday in St. Pe ter's Cathedral , at Rome. It is thought the bomb was for Papal Secretary at State Cardinal Rampoli , who celebrated high mass , the occasion being the ann- ersary of , the consecration of the cathe dral to SL Peter , whose body lies in 'i silver shrine not far from where the explosion occurred. His Holiness , Pope Pius , heard ik ? muffled report in his apartments in the Vatican , and fell to. his knees in n prayer for mercy for the offender when he was informed what had happened. The tomb o.f Clement XIII. , over which the bomb exploded , was not in jured in any way , nor was the high al tar , at the base of which the full forre of the explosion was felt. Despite the enormo.us charge of gunpowder , not even the pavement shows much evi dence of what happened. Congregation Stnnncd. For a moment the great congregation remained as if stunned. Then pau'c seized upon them and with one impulse they surged toward the great doors , screaming and fighting their way out , regardless of-the efforts of the canon of the cathedral to , calm their fears. He shouted to them again and again that there was nothing to fear , but his voice roi'jc PILS x. 1 was lost in the tumult. Only those near - \ him could distinguish a word that he said. said.A A fe\v who were clp.se to the altar stopped , but the rest continued ther headlong flight. Men , women and chil dren in a struggling mass crowded the aisles , shrieking in terror , and a nuui- ST. PETER'S CATHEDRAL , ROME. ber were seriously bruised and injured. The only thing that prevented a disas ter was the tremendous size of the basilica , which gave the mass o.f people room to spread themselves out. Lrcrest Church in. "World. St. Peter's Cathedral is the largest in the world , though for magnificence it is far outstripped by St. Paul's in London , and from an architectural viewpoint , not withstanding : the great array of distin guished men who have from time to time superintended its construction , it is de clared to be a lamentabl * failure. Its building was begnm in 3450 , but It ir not until 1626 that the completed gtruetara Tfas consecrated by Pope Urban VIII. The CAthsdra.1 oecupie * the site of the old basilica- St. Peter's , which was founded by Conatantine in the ycnr 306 A. D. . and aetordms to chnrch his tory mark * the spot of St. Pctet's srnTe and is close tt > tfce scene of his martyr dom. . The cathedral , 5 the form cf a Latin cross , is 613 faet long and 450 feet ncro s the transepts. It is surmounted by a dome which rises to the top of the great cress , which surmounts it , 434 % feet above the pavement. The diameter of the dome is 195 % feet. The facade of the cathedral is GGS feet long and 14.1 feet high. Five open archns lead to n magnificent vestibule 439 feet long , 47 feet wide n adGo feet high. The church vifl held 54,000 people. QJhe Southern Pacific Railway Com pany anirotmccs it war-is 5,000 laborers. SHIP SINKS IN CRASH. Steamer Dix Goes Doivn in Pnset Sound After Collision. The steamer Dix , Captain P. Ler- non , bound from Seattle for Port Blakeley with passengers , sank in Pugct Sound , two miles north of Alki Point , Monday night after laving collided with the steamship Jeaiiie , Captain P. H. Mason of the ilaska Coast Company. Forty-one pas sengers and members of the crew of : he Dix are missing and thirty-nine vere saved. The Dix is a total wreck , rhe Jeanie was not damaged and no nember of her crew was lost. The naster of the Dix was rescued. The collision occurred while the ound was almost as smooth as a mill- jond and after the boats had been teaming within sight of each other 'or a quarter of an hour. The Jeanie vas backing when she collided with he Dix and the impact was slight Cue Dix was struck abaft of amid- ihips on the starboard side. She list- id heavily to port , righted herself and hen sank stern fust. There was hardy - y time to laiinch life rafts or boats > efore she was submerged. Passengers jumped from the decks nto the water , women screamed and > fficers and men called orders that : ould hardly be heard above the din. Passengers who could swim made their vay to the sides of the Jeanie and vere dragged aboard. The Jeanie was not moved until after all who had reached her had been hauled aboard Chen she cruised about , picking up sev- > ral who had been able to stay above vater. There were no passengers on : he Jeanie. The Dix was making the & ? ' * % + & + + * ' > if 5XU v * > * , , * + ' < ' * V ' * & # V * Ww vU " * , , * * /j'A ; ? v3v4 last trip of the night and was well filled with passengers , according to the press report. When about two miles north of Alki Point the two steamers were within short distance of each other , steam in ? along converging lines. The captain of the Jeanie sajs hp signaled for thr Dix to pass him and his whistle wa < - nnsirered. The Dix was then within speaking distance of the Jeanie aiul to the port of her. Suddenly Mate Den nifion. who was at the wheel of tlio Dix , put her hard over to starboard as If to cross in front of the other vessel. Captain Mason of the Jennie , who was on the bridge , saw that an accident was imminent and ' -ailed out a warn ing to the man at the wheel of the Dix. When the Dix started to sink. str ; : first , somp of the passengers and num bers of the crew leaped into the sound. Other passengers huddled tocher ! n groups on the deck while still others knrtt in prayer. The women , who hid little chance for their lives , stayed 0:1 the sinking steamer and were drowned The State Department ar Washington has received from American Minister Merry at San Joss , Costa Kir-a. an ab stract of : the treaty between Guatemala , Salvador. Honduras and Costa Rica re cently negotiated , which provides for tha compulsory arbitration of all future dif ferences by the Washington anr ] Mexican governments. BIG CROPS AND CAR SHORTAGE. Railroad * Unable to Supply Menu * of Transportation. There has never been a time , not sim ply this year , but in any previous year , when there was such a pressing demand for all the rolling stock that all the big lines could muster , and that in service able condition , says the P.oston Tran script. Our overwhelming national pro duction has apparently caught us un awares. The West is complaining loud ly , almost angrily , of car shortage , and the railroads are confronted with the heaviest responsibility in their history in the task of moving crops. Prosperity does not consist of abundance merely , but also of facilities for moving and distributing that abundance to the poiuts where de mand awaits it in the quickest time and at reasonable rates. But there arc very many embarrassing hitches in the present situation , which has become so strained that shippers are in some cases actually charging the traffic managers with inau gurating an artificial car famine. This , however , is not probable. We cannot imagine any advantage , present or prospective , likely to accrue to the roads from a policy of having an excess of per ishable goods in the hands of producers or shippers ; but between the producer and the carrier are a large class of merchants , shippers and exporter * , and they are the men who are feeling the nervous and al most panicky strain that comes from con gestion and delay. The roads all through the West are operating their shops to their fullest capacity to increase their rolling stock , and this condition of affair-3 emphasizes the fact that any considera ble strike among carsnop men would be particularly deplored at this time. A variant of this trouble is the diffi culty experienced by the Aroostook farm ers in Maine in getting their potato crop to market. The yield there is unprece dented , the estimate being 17,000,000 bushels , but even with cellars and store houses bulging , fear is entertained that cold weather will come before the imper fect means of transportation can relieve them. We can hardly hold the big lines responsible for this state of things , but it is none the Ics a minor manifestation of the same general shortage. It probably means , also , that railroad lines in north ern Maine are becoming inadequate to the development of that sec-tion. HOW THEY TAKE THE TURK. Requirements of Different Citie1 * of tbe Country. Boston requirements arc about the saniu as Xew York , except that the heads are removed from some poultry , and the skin tied over tjie tnd of the neck. Dry-picked poultry only is wanted. Chicago wants dry-picked turkeys and scalded chickens for home trade , but dry- picked chickens to ship. All poultry should be undrawn and with heads and feet on. St. Lotm prefers scalded poultry , ex cept turkeys for cold storage , which should be dry-picked. All tirds of poul try are wanted , but must be plump and well drcss"l. Philadelphia prefers dry-picked poul try , undrawn , with heads and feet on. It must be fat and neatly dressed. Baltimore -prefers scalded poultry un drawn and with heads ted feet off , though poultry with heads and feet OB is coming more into favor. , San Francisco wants dry-picked poul try. heads and fcc-t on , and undra m. Thickens and ducks are sold by the doz en. g eo by the pair , and ti'rkeys by the pound. Directions from every market arc ot to u-e straw in packing , formerly a rery fommon nr.icJice.- of Minor Note * At the closing session of the NatUnal A"oriation of Rural Mail Carriers , At- lantn. On. , won out for the next cenTem- ti.n. . The convention met at Peorm. Frnnk W. Mack , for many yewn a newspaper man and formerly bapwiu- tendcnr of the eastern dirnion of tlw JLs- ; orinrerl Press , died at Santa Ana , Cul. , of ror-Ktimption. GiETorrl Pinchot , chief of th bureau f forestry , has expressed jratification that h.is been only one bis fire on the during the summer. Tke burned area did not exceed probably over 2,000 acres. Albert T. Patrick , convicted murderer , has requeued Gov. Higgins of New York not to entertain an application for execu- live clemonry , unless it comes from Pat rick himself. The twenty-sixth annual convention of the Old Time Telegraphers' and Histori cal Association and the Society of the United States Military Telegraphers met in Washington. Frank Kelly , aged 29 years , night superintendent of the Macbeth-Bvans Glass Company's plant at Oharleroi , Pa was murdered as the result of a quarrel cvez a game of billiards , Her Eaay "Bridget , you used to work for the * Pnecrs , didn't you ? " "Yis , mum. " "Made you earn your money , ditln't they ? " "They did , mum. " "Routed you out o bed good and' early in the morning ? " . "Not on Mondah marnin * . That was the day Mrs. Pnecr paid me , an' some times she'd let me slape till noou , so she cud kape the money longer. " State of Ohio , City of Toledo , Lucas Conn- ty , as. : Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he Is cenJor partner of the flrm of F. J. Cheney & Co. , doing business In the City of To ledo , County and State aforesaid , and that said firm will pay the sum of ONE HUN DRED DOLLARS for each and evcrv case of Catarrh tbatcannot be cured by the use * of Hall's Catarrh Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscribed In my I presence , this 6th day of December. A. D. ' 1880. A. W. GLEASON. ( Seal. ) Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally , and acts directly on tbe blood and mucous surfaces of tbe system. Send for testimo nials , free. F. J. CHENEY & CO. , Toledo , O. Sold by all Druffjrlsts , 73c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.- Granted In Advance. The'young doctor who had lately set tled in Shrubville had ample opportu nities to learn humility , if nothing else , In his chosen field. One day he was hailed by an elderly man , TVUO requested him to step in and see his wife , who was ailing. At the close of his visit the young doctor asked for a private word with the man. "Your wife's case Is somewhat com plicated , " he said , "and with your per mission I should like to call the Brook- Geld physician in consultation. " "Permission ! " echoed the man , indig nantly. "I told her I knew she ought to have a good doctor , but she wa afraid you'd-be offended if she did. " THE FARMER IN WESTERN CAN. ADA. The Quality of Xo. 1 Hard When * Cannot Be Beaten. The Canadian West in the past five or ten years has given a set buck to tho- theory that large cities are the back bone of a country and a nation's best asset Here we have a country whore no city exceeds 100,000 , and where onty one comes within easy distance of that figure , according to the census just taken and where no other city reaches a population exceeding 15,000. The places with a population over 5,000 can- be counted upon the fingers of one hand , and yet the prosperity that pre vails is something unprecedented in , the history of all countries past or present The reason for this marvelous pros perity Is not hard to seek. The large majority of the 810,000 people who in- "habit Manitoba , Saskatchewan and Al berta have gone on to the farm , and. have betaken themselves to the task of not only feeding and clothing them selves , but of raising food for others less happily circumstanced. The crop of 190G , although not ab normal , is an eye-opener to many who previously had given little thought to- the subject. Ninety million bushels of wheat at 70 cents per bushel ? G3,000- 000 ; 76,000,000 bushels of oats at 30- cents per bushel $22,800,000 ; 17,000- 000 bushels of barley at 40 cents per bushel $6,800,000 ; makes a total of 892,600,000. This is altogether outside the root products ; dairy produce , and the returns from the cattle trade ; the beet sugar industry and the various other by-products of mixed farming. When such returns are obtainable from the soil it is not to be wondered at that many are leaving the congested districts of the east , to take upon themselves the life of the prairie farm and the labor of the husbandman. With the construction of additional' railroads , new avenues for agricultural' ' enterprise are opening up , and im proved opportunities are offered to the settler who understands prairie farm ing , and Is willing to do his part in building up the new country. This is the theme that Mr. J. J. Hill , the veteran railroad builder in the West , has laid before the people in a. series of addresses which he has given at various points during the past few months , and , having been for so long identified with the development of the > West there are few men better quali fied than he to express an opinion upon.- it Take care of the country , says he , and the cities will take care of them selves. The farmers of the Western States and the "Canadian West are more pros perous than ever before , and when it comes to measuring up results , the Ca nadian appears to have somewhat the better of it- His land is cheaper , in fact , the government continues to give free homesteads to settlers , and the re turns per acre are heavier when the crop Is harvested. Fanning land in the Western States runs from $60 10 $150 an acre and up , whereas equally good soil may be purchased in Canada for $8 to $15 per acre , within easy reach of a shipping point , and much of this is available for free homestead- ing. Tie quality of the Canadian No. 1 hard wheat cannot be beaten , and the returns to the acre are several bushels better than on this side of the line. The soil and climate of that country ) being peculiarly adapted to wheat growing. The fact is evidently appreciated by the large number of American farmers who have in the past two or three years settled in the Canadian West. The agents of the Canadian government , whose address may. be found else where , advise us that for "the fiscal year 1904-5 , the records show that 43- 543 Americans settled in Canada , and in 1905-6 the number reached 57,796. From all of which it appears that at present there is a good thing in farm ing In Western Canada , and that the American farmer Is not slow to avail himself of it ,