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The train was called the limited , but pliat was limited about it ? It ran at , an unlimited speed , the Incivility ot the conductor and the brakemen was unlimited , as was the rapacity of * lw porter. ! "It's a mystery ! " exclaimed the Httla party of foreigners. Kut in a raompnt they entered tbe drawing room car and their wonder .yaiiished. "Of course , it's the good taste of the decorations ! " they whispered , and , re- jtneinbering their manners , pretended not to notice. Puck. M ( CHILDREN TORTURED. CtJrl Ilad Running ; Sore.s from Ecxe > ma Boy Tortured by Poinon OaU "Both Cured by Cuticura. "Last year , after having my little girl treated by a very prominent phy sician for an obstinate case of ec zema , I resorted to the Cuticura Rem edies , and was so well pleased with the almost instantaneous relief afford ed that we discarded the physician's prescription arid relied entirely on the fCuticura Soap , Cuticura Ointment and Cuticura Bills. When we commenced iwith the Cuticura Remedies her feet 'and limbs were covered with running cores. In about six weeks we had her fcornpletely well , and there has been no recurrence of the trouble. I "In July of this year a little boy Sn our family poisoned his hands and iarms with poison oak , and in twenty- ifour hours his hands and arms were 'a mass of torturing sores. We used bnly the Cuticura Remedies , washing iiis hands and arms with the Cuticura Soap , and anointing them with the Cuticura Ointment , and then gave him the Cuticura Resolvent. In about three Weeks his hands and arms healed up. So we have lots of cause for feeling grateful for the Cuticura Remedies. We find that the Cuticura Remedies are a valuable household standby , living as \ve do twelve miles from a doctor. Mrs. Lizzie Vincent Thomas , Fairmont , Wai- den's Ridge , Tenii. , Oct. 13 , 1905 ' / The average family in the United States lias four and seven-tenths persons. Great Crops j Fine Climate. The Texas Gulf Coast Country is now offering the greatest inducement to farmers and other settlers who are pouring into that section from all parts jOf the north and west A geiiial cli- Jmate , two crops a year on land costing only $25 an acre. The Rock Island- JTrisco lines are sending an SO-page Sbook descriptive of this great country $ md making very low round trip excur sion rates to all who write to John Se bastian , Passenger Traffic Manager , Koom 56 , LaSalle station , Chicago. m * But the Other Side Objected. ' Attorney ( for the defense ) Do you ' he know anything about the merits of this ke case ? Venireman I should say not. It basn'l any merits. af Attorney We'll take this man , youi I honor. ye " ' _ "WHAT 'WESTERN' CANADA DOES , "Old Indiana" Holds the Rib ton. sa saH. Dundurn , Sask. , Sept 30 , 1906. H. [ IVlr. W. H. Rogers , Canadian Govern CO ment Agent , Indianapolis , Ind. : My Dear Sir When you were at ouz tu place hi July I promised to write you what my Xorth quarter made per -acre. You will remember it was all sown to th wheat Well , I finished threshing yes ph terday and received from it , an aver go age of 43 % bushels per acre testing fle i ii 64 % pounds per stroked bushel. Tha flewj .wheat is the best sample I have ever yo raised so uniform and even in size. nil : You may know it was a good sample when I tell you that I have already sold 2,000 bushels of it for seed to my fle neighbors. This year has been my best thi effort in farming during my life. My tw wheat totalled 9,2SO bushels and my ha oats nearly 5,000. fO If you remember I pointed out to an you a half-section lying just west of our house and joining my upper quar ter on the south , which I said I should irave in order to make one of the best farms in Western Canada. I am very glad to be able to tell you that I now own that half-section. My ambition i ; * now is to be able to market 20,000 tlot bushels of wheat next year. If some of those good honest Hooslers could oft have been with me during the last two trc weeks and could have seen the golden grain rushing down the spout into my wagon and then could have seen it in great piles in my granaries , I feel sure In ' InMI 'they would have been forced to ac MI knowledge there is no better farming * Ji country in the world than this. I may Sle just say that I have done all my farmIng - 701 > Ing with eight head of horses.and one hired man except during harvest and threshing. This year I proved to my neighbor that the Hoosiers wfien once sal "woke up" can raise grain equal to the j lea best Minnesota farmers. His best ? ytf&ld mi was 42 % bushels per acre , so you ; sea till 1 -'Old Indiana" is holding the ribbon tillt 41iis year. les Yours very truly , c i N. E. BAUJ&INE. OPINIONS OF GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS STILL A CHANCE POB , THE POOR BOY. KOAKERS arc forever saying that the aver age American boy with nothing but his two hands , his brains and his pluck no longer has a chance. Gtone , so the croakers lament , are the good old days when merit , with. "Excelsior" on its banner , could press up ward to the heights. Somehow , the path to success is supposed to be fenced up at its very startIng - Ing point ; and all that the poor youth of to-day is ex pected by the croakers to do is to sit down outside the fence and bewail his sad fate all his days. Isn't It strange , then , that when a conspicuous man dies and the story of his life comes out , it is still so often found that no silver spoon was in his mouth at birth ? Alexander .7. Cassatt , president of the Pennsylvania , and as such guardian of a billion of property and em ployer of 150,000 men , who died rue other day , found his first employment as a rodman. The first lesson he learned in real life was ( o work. Ho knew what it meant to drag the chain through brush and over the hillside. Then , step by step , he worked upward , his only advantage being superior capacity and a determina tion to do particular tasks better than others. Cassatt's successor is James MeCrca.Vhat was his start ? Also as a rodman. The beaten paths to success may be fenced against the boy without capital , but there are always ways across lots and over the hills. He whose ideals are stars swung high in the heavens needs no beaten path to guide him. He who has learned to labor and whose heart thrills with aspiration and reolvn has tiie best capital there is and the best chance. The silver spoon in the mouth at birth is greatly overrated as a factor cither for success or failure. There are lots of rich young men whom wealth has not deadened. And lots of poor ones who it would not have helped. Kansas City World. A3ST IBHEPSESSIBLE CONFLICT. OR a time it was supposed that the relations between the .States and the nation had been permanently adjusted by the Civil War. It has lately b-ji'ii impressing itself on the minds of lite4 people that the war decided only the indissolubility of the Union , and that the ell conflict between the national power and state rights still continues. It is of great importance that the men of the present and coming generations should give serious thought to these things , so that when they vote they may express their opinion with intelligence. The general question is between a centralized government , supreme iu ail mat ters that concern the people of the whole country , and control in local concerns by the State governments , even when the whole people are interested in the decision. How far can or ought the national government to go in the regulation of largo corporations chartered by one State , but doing business in other States ? Should it Interfere in the management of manufacturing as well as transportation companies ? If international compli cations arise because * ? ! State refuses to exercise its pow er over affairs within its borders , shall the national gov ernment , acting for the- general good , step in and try to set things right ? Such are some of the recent forms in which this old political question reappears for decision. It was the Issue on which Thomas Jefferson defeated John Adams lor the presidency in 1SOO. The conflict over it led EXPENSIVE GIFTS. The two girls were talking of Christ- ms gifts , and Dorothy asked Helen 'ho of all her tribe of relatives and est of friends seemed to have the eenest intuition as to her longings. "I'm no.t sure about that , " said Helen , fter a short period of reflection , "but know whose gift I always find saves ie from embarrassment all the next 2ar Aunt Mary Colburu's. " "Dear me , that sounds mysterious. " lid Dorothy. What does she give you ? " "She gives me a liberal check , " said elen , "and on the envelope which ratains It she always writes. 'For my Eece Helen to mount and frame pic- ires , supply cushions , and otherwise oish the gifts she receives. ' You see , ople are lovely about embroidering lings for me and giving me valuable biotographs and sketches , but it costs a ) od deal sometimes to get them in or- jr ; and yet if you don't , the people ho give them to you seem to think u don't appreciate them , and What akes you look so queer , Dorothy ? You sver gave me an unfinished present" "No , " said Dorothy , in a vo.ice muf- d by her handkerchief , "but I was linking about one somebody g vc me 70 years ago some beautiful mull mds ; and I've never been able to af- rd ] the dress to put them on. I Iwveu't ly Aunt Mary Colburn , you know. " "I ought to have been ashamed of yself , " said Helen. Youth's Compan- n. . , A Bitter Speech. Hilary K. Adair , the noted Western Jtective , replied to the toast , Detec- 3n , at a dinner in Omaha. " "Speeches , pregnant with meaning , ten help the detective in his delicate ork , " said Mr. Adair. "Often a Kech of eight or ten words Avill re- sal volumes. "Thus I once knew how things stood a Milwaukee house when I heard a ilwaukee woman say to her husband. Lm , do you know you talk in your ep ? ' and the man replied , 'Well , do u begrudge me those few words ? " ; Hi * Finish. "You'll find I'm hard to discourage , " Id the persistent suitor melodramat- ally. "Some day I'll make you ad- It you love me , and then and not then I will die happy. " "I'll say it now , " replied the beart- 3s girl. "I don't mind telling a lie for good enoV'-J-Philadelphia Ledger. to nullification in the time of President Jackson , and finally to secession in 18 JO. On the whole , the national power has been greatly ex tended as the result of successive contests , yet. every statesman will admit that there must be a limit heyond . which the national authority cannot be carried , or the jurisdiction 'of the State governments restricted. The question is , where is that limit , and it is upon that that parties have divided from the beginning , and will long continue to confront each other. Youth's Companion. TRAVEL 3Y BAIL AND SEA EVKKAL hundred ships were in.sl nf. ? ea last year , but they were nearly : iii sailing ves sels. Such. steamers as foundered were small and antiquated. No firi-t-fiJtSb steam ship such as those which make up the fleets of the great transatlantic companies v/as ever so much as in danger. The perils of traveling by sea have be.pn almost eliminated. Modern ocean-goiug ships un ; bandied with perfect skill and discipline , ami one who takes passage in any of them is as safe as lie would be in his own bed. But railroad travel is no safer than it was thirty years ago ; indeed , it may be doubted whether it is as syfe as it was.then. . . There have been frightful accidents of lute and persons making a railway journey consequently have coine to feel thar they are taking their lives into their hands when they enter a train. The perils of the sea are tremendous , but men have conquered them. The perils of land are none , and the dangers of a railroad journey are all self-created. If railroads were managed as carefully as steamship lines there should be no accidents. The trouble is that rail roads , now seem to be in the hands of Wall street specu lators who are more interested in big dividends on watered slock than In improving their roads. Railroads will some day be almost as safe as steam ships are now , but that time will not come until men of conscience are placed in charge of them. To-day those who use the railroads of the United States take risks such as ought not to be demanded of human be ings. Chicago Journal. PROSPERITY'S CONTLWAITCE. LIOPHETS and the sons of prophets , prognosticators - nosticators , star gazers , ' 'financial experts" and other persons who are manifestly not in that class , are still disputing as to the con tinuance of prosperity during 3907. The alleged lugubrious prediction of Rockefeller and the gloomy views of Stuyvesant Fish are quoted on the one hand. On the other , the cheerful predictions of a British Rothschild and numerous Amer ican men of affairs are printed to show that there is nothing whatever the matter with the United States. The every-day citizen may wisely conclude that the opinion of one man respecting the future is just about * as likely to be correct as that of another , and that his own best course will be to apply himself with diligence to whatever trade or occupation he is engaged in , not forgetting the fact that it is always advisable to keep a certain amount of funds available for squally weather. Worrying over the possibility or "reactions" in advance of definite signs of their coming is not unusually a re munerative habit. Sticking at honest work is apt to be much more conducive to useful results. Philadelphia Bulletin. ISTHMIAN EOAD IS IN OPERATION. UhlooHing Dddlroaa Spppflej General Porfiro Diaz , President of the Republic of Mexico , and Sir Weet- man Pearson recently nominally superintended the unloading of the first ton of freight from the steamship Venture and saw it loaded into a freight car ready to be transported across the Isthmus of Teliuautepec on the Tehuantepcc National Railroad to Coatzacoalcos ready for reshipment by steamer to New York. In doing so they commercially brought San Francisco 11,627 miles nearer New York. The distance around the Horn is 10,552 miles , while that via the Isthmus of Tehuantepec is only 4,925 miles. The Tehuantepec highway , the competitor of the Panama Canal , is now opened to the traffic of the world and the dream of Herman Cortes almost 40tf years ago came true. Eight years before the possible completion of the Panama Canal , there is opened from one ocean to the other an American isthmian route. Thirty-five millions of dollars gold have already been ex pended in perfecting this project , and $15,000,000 more will be expended before all is completed. Tenny.xon'H Astronomy. Tennyson's "Palace of Art" occur the lines : She saw the snowy poles and moons of Mars , That mystic field of drifted light In mid Orion , and the married stars. This at first looks like a literary par allel to Swift's well known fortuitous forecasts of the discovery of the Mar tian satellites , and J. S. Stevenson , writing from' Blairavon , Norwood , Ceylon , points out that Professor H. H. Turner quotes it in "Modern Astron omy" BB having been written In 1835. t This , however , appears not to have been ti the case , for Mr. Stevenson on refer 1 ence to the biography of the late poet laureate by the present Lord Tenny son has- found the note : "The 'Moons of Mars' is the only modern reading U here. All the rest are more than half 0 a century old. Scientific discovery was 0a thus not anticipated by Tennyson in a the mention of Martian satellites. Nature. a There wouldn't be so many mar dibi riages If a man had any idea his wife bill would ever resemble her mother. $ ( B The Senate Monday passed the agricul tural .appropriation bill , carrying nearly $10,000,000 ; the postofficc appropriation bill , carrying $210,000.000 ; the pension appropriation bill , carrying $145,000,000 , intl the bill authorizing the establishment jf an agricultural bank in the Philippines. The principal amendment to the agricul tural bill was offered by Senator Bever- idgc , which requires the date of canning and inspection to appear on the label , Another amendment offered by Mr. Bever- idge , to require the packers to pay the test of administering the meat inspcctio.n law , was defeated. The Senate also pass ed a bill granting a service pension of $12 a month to army nurses who have reached the age of 02 , $15 a month at 70 years , and $20 at 75. Senator Dopew addressed the Senate on his resolution for an _ inves tigation of the currency system. At the night session the Senate ratified the Santo Domingo treaty by a vote of 43 to 19 , and passed 300 private pension bills , clearing the calendar. The House devoted - \ voted the first hour of its session to eulogies - , gies for the late Representative John F. Rixey of Virginia , and as a further mark of respect took a recess for half an hour. Upon reassembling a I'esolution reported by the committee on rules was adopted providing for five hours of debate on the , Litlauer substitute for the Senate ship ' subsidy bill and for a vote on the measure not later than 5 o'clock Friday afternoon The Senate Tuesday passed the sundrj civil appropriation bill , carrying $114- 000,000. It also passed the Aldrich cur- ' rcncy bill by a vote of 43 to 14. Con ference reports were adopted on the naval , army , fortifications aJid District of Columbia - - , lumbia appropriation bills. The confer ence report on the bill allowing the gov ernment the right of appeal in criminal cases was agreed to , as was also that on a bill opening for settlement 1,000,000 j acres of the Rosebud Indian reservation ' in South Dakota. General debate on the so-called ship subsidy bill was begun in the House and under an agreement con tinued throughout the day. The confer ence reports on the fortifications appro priation bill and the omnibus revenue cutter bill were adopted. The conference reports on the army appropriation bill and the river and harbor bill were pre sented. Conferees were appointed on the postoffice and agricultural appropriation bills. An order was adopted authorizing . the consideration in the House as in the committee of the whole of private bilh Deported from certain committees. After listening to an argument by Sen ator Patterson of Colorado in favor of government ownership of railroads , the Senate Wednesday agreed to the confer ence report on the river and harbor ap propriation bill. The Senate passed with out discussion the Daniel bill establishing "the foundation for the promotion of in dustrial peace , " with the Nobel peace prize received by President Roosevelt. Tha expatriation bill also was passed. The House bill to prevent shanghaiing and fifty minor measures were passed. Con ference reports were agreed to by the House on the naval , river and harbor and District of Columbia appropriation bills. The House concurred in the Senate amendment to the. army bill providing for I the retirement of certain brigadier gen erals who served in the Civil War , with the rank of major general. The President returned to the House without his ap proval a bill for the relief of J. M. Bauer and others growing out of their failure to make returns for special tax as retail du ties on oleomargarine. The conference ! reports on the commercial appeals bill and the bills authorizing the allotment and ' disposal of surplus lands in the Rosebud Indian reservations in South Dakota were ' agreed to. The House disagreed to the Senate amendments to the sundry civil appropriation bill and appointed con ferees. The ship subsidy bill was debated throughout the day. c t The Senate Thursday passed the bft. ti extending government aid to the Alaska- tit Yukon-Pacific exposition to be held in s 1909 at Seattle , and debated for several a hours the denatured alcohol bill , reaching . no conclusion on the latter measure. The conference report on the array appropriation - tion hill was presented , and by the Senate - ! ( ate receding on the point in controversy w its provision for the retirement of paytf masters' clerks a complete agreement between - P tween the two houses resulted. The conti ference report on the military acadmy bill ' was agreed to. The Mexican boundary p treaty was ratified , and the nominations : of isthmian canal commissioners sent to i the Senate Feb. 15 , including Chairman ' Shonts and Chief Engineer Stevens , were n confirmed. General debate on the ship b subsidy bill was closed in the House and w the measure was read for amendment unbe der the five-minute rule. An amendment T was adopted providing for a line of six- ai teen-knot ships from the Gulf of Mexico gc ; to Brazil , while one excepting the steam- ef ers Sierra , Sonoma and Ventura of the Oceanic Line from the operations of the bill was defeated. The general deficiency ° f bill , carrying $9,847,39G , was reported.ea The conference reports on the military T academy appropriation bill and the expatms riation bill were agreed to. The night pe session was devoted to bills on the private I calendar , but little was done , because Mr , ; . vMahon of Pennsylvania , smarting under , his treatment when bills from the committee - ' , tee < on war claims were under consideration - ' e tion , raised the point of no quorum , and g quorum was not secured until 10:45. wl National Capital Notes. th < thms The Senate has passed a bill to ms tablish an immigration station in New j at Orleans. / \ The House has passed a bill creating fri new land district in Valley county , jCai j Montana. . cor The House passed a bill providing for United States judge for the northern / . district of Alabama. u The District of Columbia appropriation ' * , carrying $10,724,532 , an increase of Ce ] $687,298 over the amount passed by tha j "WT House , was reported to the Senate. ' clei Wfcy ET tTanietl a Fa * . When Jim Eisk was In his glory as a railroad magnate one day he was greatly annoyed by people asking for passes over his road for all sorts of reasons. He was well worked up when a seedy locking individual asked for a pass and asked' sharply , "On what grounds do you ask for a pass ? " The applicant replied , "Because I do not want to pay my fare. " Fisk called a clerk and said to him : "Give this man a pass to anywhere and return. He is the first man that has told the truth to-day. " Boston Her- aid. TWICE-TOLD TESTIMONY. A Woman "Who Kits Sneered Telia Ilonr to Fliitl Relief. The thousands of women who suffer hor.t-nr.iio inrnrnnr. iirfnni'V disorders and other kidney ills , will find comfort in the words 'of Mrs. Jane Farrell , of 600 Ocean Ave. , Jersey City , X. J. , who says : "I reiterate all I have said before in praise of Doan's Kid ney Pills. I hail been having heavy back aches , and my gen eral health was affected when I began , using them. My feet were swollen , my eyes puffed , and dizzy spells were frequent - . quent Kidney action was irregular and the secretions highly colored. To day , however , I am a well woman , and I am confident thatDoan's Kidney Pills have made me so , and are keeping me well. " Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Fostcr-Milburn Co. , Buffalo , N. Y. Lincoln and the Cup of Ten. "There is a story told of President Lincoln , " writes A. Maurice Low in Ap- pleton's , "that during a critical timg in the Civil "War , when the Senate had been particularly obstructive , one oJ his ardent sympathizers burst in upon him and hotly denounced the , Senate , and finished his tirade by asking : 'What's the use of the Senate , any. way ? ' "Mr. Lincoln was drinking a cup ol tea. In his homely fashion he poured the tea fsoi the cup to the saucer and back again to cool It off , undisturbed by the caller's vehemence. " 'Well , ' said the man Impatiently , Vhat's the use of the Senate ? ' " 'I have just shown you , ' was Lin coln's answer , and once more the tea was poured. "The man looked puzzled. Then 3 great light broke upon him. 'You mean it enables public passion to cool off ? " "The greatest of American presidents nodded and drank his tea. "That , then , is the function of tha House of Lords. " I At Dinner. "Who is the taciturn man opposite , next to Miss Smith ? " "That is Louis the Fourteenth. " "Louis the Fourteenth ? " "Well , you see , his name is Louis , and he is called the Fourteenth because he's , only asked to keep us from being thirteen at table. " Fliegende Blatter. HOHE BOXES OE GOLD And Many Greenbacks. 325 boxes of Gold and Greenbacks will be sent to persons who write the most interesting and truthful letters of experience on the following topics : 2. How have you been affected by coffee drinking and by changing from coffee to Postum ? 2. Give name and account of one or more coffee drinkers who have been hurt by it and have been induced to quit 1 and use Postum. 3. Do you know any one who haa been driven away from Postum be cause it came to the table weak and characterless at the first trial ? 4. Did you set such a person right regarding the easy way to make it clear , black , and with a snappy , rich taste : ? 5. Have you evdr found a better \vaj ; to make it than to use four heaping teaspoonfuls < to the pint of water , let stand on stove until real boiling begins , and beginning at that time when actual boiling starts , boil full 15 minutes more to extract the flavor and food value. A piece of butter the size of a pea will prevent boiling over. ) This con test is confined to those who have used Postum prior to the date of this adver tisement. Be honest and truthful , don't write Doetry ( or fanciful letters , just plain , ruthful statements. 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