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l = p , , . J 1450 French defeated the English at Formigni. 1512 Gaston de Foix killed at the bat tle of Ravenna. V , 1006 King James I. issued two land 'l. patents for "The First and Second Colonies" in North America. 1044 The parliamentary forces victori ous , at the battle of Selby. 1C70 Staten Island bought for the Duke of York. 1709 First number of The Tattler ap peared. 1733 Treaty of Utrecht , terminating the wars of Queen Anne. 1741 Prussians defeated the Austrians at the battle of Molwitz. 1.747 Simon Fraser ( Lord Lovat ) exe cuted for his part in the rebellion of 1745. 7GS One-quarter of the city of Mon treal destroyed by fire. 1782 Admiral Rodney defeated De drasse and tbe French fleet in the West Indies..Naval battle between Hyder AH and Gen. Monk. 1805 Alliance of St. Petersburg Bey of Algiers declared war against Spain Aaron Burr arrived at 1 Blennerhassett's Island , in the Ohio river. /S13 Mobile captured from the Spanish , IS14 French defeated by Wellington at battle of Toulouse British army ' .entered Toulouse , France. i&18 King Christian IX. of Denmark . * " born. Died Jan. 29 , 1906. 859 Omnibus first used as a public conveyance in New York Presi dent Bustamente of Mexico forbade further immigration from the United States. 831 Russians defeated in battle near Siedloe , in Poland. 1841 Halifax , N. S. , incorporated as a city. 1847 Present Houses of Parliament in London first used by the Peers. 1854 France and England signed a treaty for the defense of the Ottoman empire The town of San Salva dor destroyed by an earthquake. 805 Mobile , Ala. , captured by the fed erals Gen. Lee surrendered to Gen. Grant at Appomattox Court house , Virginia Raleigh , N. C. , surrendered to the federal army. . . . Montgomery , Ala. , surrendered to the federals. SGS Magdala stormed by the British under Sir Robert Napier. 1874 Murat Halstead arrested in Cin cinnati for publishing a lottery ad vertisement in his newspaper. 18t5 paui Boynton made unsuccessful attempt to swim the English chan nel Martial law declared in the Pennsylvania mining region. 2SS4 Gen. Gordon close pressed by the Arabs near Khartoum. 1891 First locomotive passed through the St. Glair tunnel Beginning of the second century of patents in the United States celebrated in Wash ington. jS92 [ Six thousand houses destroyed by fire in Tokio , Japan. . .United States government paid $25,000 indemnity to the families of the Italians lynch ed at New Orleans. 2S93 Complete Syrian text of tbe four gospels of the New Testament dis covered in the Mount Sinai convent American protectorate in Tawaii ended Japan seized the Pellew islands in the North Pacific. 3894 President Cleveland issued the Bering sea proclamation. 3395 American line steamship St Paul launched at Philadelphia. - < i897 Greater New York charter passed by New York State Senate Five lives lost and $2,000,000 in property destroyed by fire in Knoxville , -Tenn. 3.900 Charles H. Allen appointed Gov ernor of Porto Rico. -jflOl Civil jurisdiction in the Trans vaal inaugurated. 3902 Convention signed at Pekin be tween China and Russia , the latter agreeing to'evacuate Manchuria. - 903 Moro fort > at Bacalod , Philippines , captured by American soldiers. -J904 German troops in Southwest Af rica defeated 3,000 Hereros An drew Carnegie established his $5- 000,000 "hero fund" Russian bat tleship Petropavlovski sunk by mina 'near Port Arthur. . . .Anglo-French Colonial treaty signed in London. 3.905 American Ambassador Joseph H , Choate elected a Bencher of the Mid dle Temple , London. ; 1906 Greene and Gaynor found guilrj at Savannah , Ga. Tar the Sporting World. The Brooklyns did so well in the exhi bition games in the South that their ad mirers look to see them make a fine stari -in the pennant race. Emanuel Lasker won the chess matcl -for the championship o ? the world in [ New York Monday , when he defeated Frank J. Marshall for the eighth time. Maguire , the former national amatew champion oarsman of several years ago , .when Whitehead , Edward Hanlan anij * Fen Eyck were contenders , has decided -'to enter the game again. HEIB TO PEESIA"S THB01TB. LITTLE PHINCE AHMED. At cute a little boy as ever you saw Is the heir to the throne of Persia. Lit tle Sultan Ahmed Mirza , who has been chosen as crown prince , is only 9. He is the second sou of the new shah. In Persia the first born does not neces sarily succeed to the throne , so it Is necessary to designate one of the princes for the succession. Prince Ahmed's lot is a happier one than that of hundreds of thousands of other children in Persia. The national reforms recently instituted are bringing with them a great burden of taxation , and many poor people have had to sell their children in order to meet their taxes. COLORADO LEADS IN DEER. They Outnumber the Cattle , Owing to Ri IiI Game L-nvr. Colorado has more'wild deer now than any other State in the Union. Therp are as inauy wild deer in this ' State as cattle. The laws protecting them from the reckless and greedy slay ers have made a great increase in their number and hunters who have visited their haunts this season make the most enthusiastic reports. W. S. Kincaid , general superintend ent of the fish hatcheries , killed one of the biggest bucks ever brought to Den ver. The animal weighed 275 pounds. There are eight points on one of its horns and seven points on the other. C. L. McFndden , the taxidermist who mounted the head , said it was the largest he ever saw. H. H. Zeitz , who just arrived from a hunting trip , said he saw over 200 bucks in the mountains about seventy- five miles northeast of Newcastle. He went past the Sleepy Cat mountains. In Rio Blanco , Routt and Garfield coun ties the hunters say they never saw so many deer before. In 1S99 , when the body of the game law went into effect , the deer were scarce because they had not been protected. Under the first law the open season lasted nearly three months and this was not protection enough. But in 1903 an amendment was made shortening the open season to sixteen days , as it stands to-day. A hunter Is allowed to kill only one deer and that must be a buck with horns and at least one year old. There is no open season at all on elk and they are increasing rapidly in num. bers too. Denver Times. Weasel a. Small Horror. The weasel is one small horror. As tonishingly strong , apparently fearless and as persevering as an ant , when once he has settled to the track of a rabbit , that particular bunny is indeed in grave peril , says Edwyn Sandys in Outing. The rabbit seems to know , too , and the knowledge to half paralyze him. for he seldom attempts the one saving chance a straightaway , long- . sustained run at top-speed. And the end of the patient , if-we do- but-wait-the-hour sort of pursuit ! 'Tis indeed bloody murder. The fiend in angel garb finally toils within dead ly distance. There is a snakelike stroke , most likely aimed at the big vein near the butt of the rabbit's ear. Once there , the brute sticks leechlikc to the blood-sucking , while the trembling , wailing rabbit totters aimlessly about till its drained body falls limply to pay its tax to mother earth. to 9200OOOOOO. Senora Creel , wife of the Mexican ambassador to the United States , is the richest woman of the diplomatic set in Washington. . She is the daughter and heiress of General Terrazza of Chihuahua , whose wealth is estimated at $200,000.000. Thre is mighty little fighting in the world compared with the Big Talk about it A woman is apt to frown whim her husbaivi "smiles" too often. GRAFT IN 'FRISCO. Municipal Rottcnne H of California City Forms Black Pacre. Not since the famous trial of Boss Tweed and his ring of boodlers In New York , In the early seventies , has there been such a remarkable prosecution of political boodlers as in San Francisco now , according to reports from tbe Golden Gate City. Those who take-an extreme religious view of mundane conditions are sayIng - Ing that San Francisco was destroj'ed because the Almighty could not long suffer its sinful state. America is not unfamiliar with municipal rottenness , but , according to a San Francisco cor- ABRAIIAM REUF. respondent , there is no other page in the history of boodle so black as that which Prosecuting Attorney Heney has unfolded. Graft in tbe Golden Gate City 'has ' been wholesale , limited by , nothing ; it has included anything and everything out of which a dollar lar could be squeezed. Tbe grafters overlooked nothing , spared nothing , ap parently feared nothing. From street vendor to millionaire , from dive- keeper to corporation official , from the brothel to the brownstone front there lay tbe course of graft. Nothing was too little to be accepted as tribute. ! When Heiiey started on the trail of corruption tbe first men to be indicted were Schmitz and Reuf. Next came Chief of Police Dinan , and others who DEATH TRAIL GROWS. Mexican Earthquake Known to Have Affected "Wide Territory. Late news from the .area of destruction , in the recent Mexican earthquake shows that the devastation wrought was greater than at first supposed. Besides the de-1 struction of the cities of Chilpancingo and Chilapa it is now reported that the city of Tixtla , between the two cities above named and containing about the same population as Chilpancingo , was also leveled to the' ground , and messen gers from the coast who have reached Chilpancingo say that the towns of Ayut- la and Ometepec have been wiped off the map. Aytitla is one of the most historic towns in the republic ; Ometepec is farther south , near the boundary line of the States of Fuerrero and Oaxaca. It.is a town of about 4,000 inhabitants and it is feared that the loss of life here may be heavier than at Ayutla. Tlapa , a town eighty miles west of Chilpancingo and near the border line of the State of Oaxaca , is also reported to have been wiped out. The report .from Chilpancingo says that the whole of the west con $ ? from Acapulco south to Salina Cruz , the Pacific terminal of the Tehuan- tepec National railway , Mexico's new transcontinental road , which was opened with elaborate ceremonies last January by President Diaz , has been badly dam- a\ed. It is reported that Acapulco is partly submerged from the great waves which dashed over the breakwaters. Although no breath of wind was stirring on thfe night of the first shock , when the earth began to tremble , the sea was lashed into a fury and as the shocks continued the harbor took on the appearance of a ty phoon-swept ocean. Devastation wrought by the earth quakes is much greater than at first re ported. Many more than 500 are believ ed to be dead. Reports summarize the damage as follows : City. Population. Damage. Lives lost. Chilpancingo. . . 8,000 In ruius. . 38 Chilapa 4,000 In ruins. . 14 Tixtla 7,000 Destroyed. 12 Ayutla Small Destroyed. Unknown Ometepec 4,000 Destroyed. Unknown Tlapa fj.OOO Destroyed.Unknown Acapulco 0,000 Partly sub mersed. .Unknown Hypnotic Treatment a Success. Dr. John D. QuackcnboS , specialist in nervous and mental diseases , hypnotist and student of psychic phenomena , re cently made public the details of a series of interesting experiments which he has been conducting on wayward girls from the Ketr Jersey home for girls at Tren ton. ton.The The patient is first put into a sleep induced by talking in a monotone. This & * * > * * * > PAI j mxoz. acrirafc FORMER HOME OF SCHMITZ AND HIS PRESENT RESIDENCE. 1 have been indicted include two of the city's wealthy capitalists and sixteen supervisors. The inquisitors are not through , either. On an income of $6,000 a year Mayor Eugene E. Schmitz has been able to live like a millionaire. He has furnished a $50,000 miniature palace with furni ture , art treasures and draperies valued at more than tbe cost price of the buildIng - Ing he now calls home. Then he has a $7,500 automobile fit for his Majesty King Edward VII. He has butlers and valets and chambermaids and chauf feurs and other menials to come aud go at bis beck and call. And all on $6,000 a year. Then there was that trip to Europe. It cost something. Besides spending $151,000 with only a risible $4G,500 going , bo still has money in the banks , a few bundles of negotiable securities and a little bunch of real estate that would trouble a working man to pay taxes on. . The wonder is , "Where did it all come from ? " San Francisco's grand jury is trying to uncover the answer. Rudolph Spreckles , who is backing the prosecution in the graft investiga tion at San Francisco with his fortune , has guaranteed a fund of $100,000 , or more if necessary , and contributions to this fund from other citizens are being received daily. Heart Movements Photographed. A report from London states that sci entists have succeeded , by the combined use of the X rays and cinematograph , in taking photographs of the actual move ments of the internal organs , like the heart and lungs , and these movements can be reproduced on a screen after the manner of moving pictures. Medical men believe that this will prove of great value in diagnosing doubtfuHcases of lung and heart disease. droning serves the double purpose of bringing on the hypnotic state and at the same time making the patient feel at ease , and that there is to be no scolding or cross-examination , the subject of conver sation being such as to soothe the person under treatment and turn her thoughts to ward cheerful matters. As soon as the hypnotic slumber ensues certain admoni tions are given to the sleeper in a sharp er , more decided tone , assuring her that definite changes will take place in her dis position that will make her better and happier , care being taken to first ascer tain the particular bent of mind or tal ent , if any exists , so that her energies can be directed along the lines of natural fitness. This discourse is repeated several times. The good effect , the doctor says , is im- mediate , and usually lasting , although f there are occasional lapses. In such . cases , however , the second treatment is , apt to be more effective and permanent in its results than the first. It is not C claimed that it will heal a physical le- sion. All that Dr. Quackenbos claims is that by suggestion in hypnosis one can make a man do anything physically possi ble and morally right. It brings about , he says , a physiological as well as a psychological change of being. He con tends that there is in every person what Prof. James calls the "higher spiritual self , * ' and St. Paul denominates the "inner man , " which , when aroused by suggestion , is stronger than any passion or appetite. Brief JCetvs Items. Fire destroyed the Moore cotton mills and gin at Mangum , Okla. , with 2,000 bales of unginned cotton. Loss $150,000. The nine men who were on coal barge No. 1 , which was lost in a storm off the Florida coast , while being towed by the naval collier Caisar , have been landed at < * Galveston. S President F. D. P. Glass announced at Montgomery , Ala. , that the fifth annual ti meeting of the Newspapers and Publish- ers * Association will be teld in Rich * tl icond on May 21 and 22. \v vu i u DR. WILEY'S DIET GAUGES. Latest and Most Practical Concln * ntonfl Reached by Expert. . Some of the latest and most practical conclusions which Dr. H. M. Wiley , chem- Val expert of the Department of Agri i j culture , has reached on the subject of eating for health and strength were aired by him in a statement before the House committee on expenditures for the Agricultural Depart ment. When asked by Chairman Little- field what he regard ed as the best food frvr n mnn tft Pflt. DB. WILEY. Dr "I think a man ought to choose his own ration. Lots of people are vegetarians. I think we eat too much meat for health. For the sustenance of physical exertion if you have hard work to do there is nothing better than starch or sugar. The cereal-eating nations can endure more physical toil than the meat-eating nations. That is not the accented view , but it is true. You cannot tire out a Japanese , who eats rice. lie will draw you around the town on a pound of rice and be as fresh at the close of the day as when he started. You could not do that on a pound of meat to save your life. " As to the much-advertised nerve and > rain foods , Dr. Wiley thought these all aonsense , as also the idea of getting fat on drugs. On the contrary , he said , most of them have a degrading effect. For in stance , a man will fatten for a time on arsenic , but if kept up the treatment soon causes death. Dr. Wiley is also authority for the statement that every man eats every day 1 per cent of his weight in dry food , so that it requires 100 days for him to "cat his own head off. " This at least is the average for the normal individual. If he eats less than this amount he will lose in weight ; if he eats more he will gainT The doctor thinks that every person should consume a total in liquids and sol ids of 4 % pounds per day. Referring to the necessity of maintain ing a high condition of physical energy , Dr. Wiley says : "A man may drink a glass of typhoid germs if he is in vigor ous health and may not get tj'phoid fever , because his system may throw off the poi son , but if he is broken down one of the germs will produce typhoid. Not a man but has a pneumonia germ in his mouth. It will not affect the healthy being , but let a man get a cold and it will take its seat in his lungs. " Of a grana total of 4,902,314 union workers in Europe only 82,000 are women. Stonecutters' International Union , the oldest in the country , has affiliated with the A. F. of L. The Labor Temple Association of Kan sas City , Mo. , has decided to commence work on its building. New Bedford ( Mass. ) Weavers' Union has voted not to apply for a charter to the United Textile Workers. The next meeting of the Massachusetts State Council of Electrical Workers' Unions has been called for April 14 , in Boston. Boston ( Mass. ) Cigarmakers' Union has assessed its 2,600 members 25 cents each to assist the striking cigarmakers of Antwerp , Belgium. Carpenters of Stockton , Cal. , have no tified the contractors that they want $4.50 a day. The date fixed for the raise to take effect is June 1. Twelve national organizers of the Unit ed Garment Workers' Union are to visit Boston , Mass. , to assist in the vigorous organizing campaign to be undertaken in that trade. Exclusive of seamen , the number of British work people reported as killed in the course of their employment during December , 1906 , was 260 , .an increase of four as compared with the previous month , and of thirteen as compared with December , 1905. There is no child-labor law in Japan , and some very young children are work ed. The mills do not want to work any under twelve , as it does not really pay , but in order to get help they ftea have to take the whole family , and HO a good many younger children are employed. The Union Carpenters' Hall Associa tion of Oakland , Cal. , has purchased a lot for $17,000. Six of the stanchest unions in Oakland are represented in the association. It is the intention of the corporation to proceed at once with the erection of a three-story frame building containing halls and banquet rooms. The cost of-the structure will be $25,000. Conditions in the cigarmaking industry in Winnipeg , Man. , have been unsettled for some time- , owing to differences be tween the employers and the union. The local in that city has been unable to come < to any satisfactory understanding with the bosses , so the international union was appealed to to send a repre sentative to Winnipeg to make an effort to effect a settlement. The Prussian authorities have so im proved the appliances needed in coal min ing and have adopted so many precaution ary measures to protect the lives of min ers , that while , on the average , 571 min ers out of every million annually lost their lives during the decade 1.SS1-1S90 , this record has been steadily reduced un til , in 1905 , only twenty-nine perished from explosion by fire damp. Boston ( Mass. ) Brass Workers' Union recently withdrew from the metal polish ers , buffers , platers and brass and sih'er workers' international , and formed an in dependent local of its own. Samuel Gompers , president of the American Federation of Labor , is now en gaged in the preparation of the manuscript - . script ( for a work on the origin , rise and progress of organized labor in this coun try , giving a complete review of union labor and what it has accomplished for the laboring man. In all probability th work will take up two or three large vol tunes. HOTT He Killed Hi * 3In General Wheeler and a number of hla colleagues in the service were enc swapping war stories , when "Lltt $ Joe" was reminded of one that he hao heard not long before. "A friend of al veteran of the Union forces once asked ? whether the latter , in his term of ser vice In the Civil War , had ever killed ] a man. The old soldier hesitated & moment before replying. 'Well , ' said he , 'I think that about the only one was a Confederate at the first battle of Bull Run. You see , I was footing it In a startling way , and tbe "Reb" chased me for something over a dls tance of ten miles. Then he dropped dead from exhaustion. ' " A MISSOURI WOMAN a Story of Awful nlTerinir \VoudcrfnI Kellcf. Mrs. J : D. Johnson , of G03 West Ilickman St. . Columbia , Mo. , says : "Following an operation two years ago , dropsy set in , and my left side was so swollen the doctor said he would have to tap out the water. There was constant pain and a gurgling sensation around my heart , and I could not raise my arm above my head. The kid ney action was disor dered and passages or the secretions too frequent. On the advice of 1117 husband I began using Doan's Kidney Pills. Since using two * boxes my trouble has not reappeared. This 1 wonderful , after suffering two years. " Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box/ Foster-Milburn Co. . Buffalo , N. Y. in a Xoble "Work. Employer Jimmy , I let you off yes terday afternoon because you said yeti had some necessary work to do , and on * of my clerks says he saw you an hour or tw"o later at the ball game. Office Boy Yes , sir ; I was rootin' fur de home team. Deafness Cannot be Cured by local applications , ns they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There Is only one way to cure deafness , and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness Is caused by an Inflame'd condition of the mu cous lining of the Eustachlan Tube. "When this tube Is Inflamed you have a rumbling found or Imperfect hearing , and when It Is entirely closed. Deafness Is the result , and unless the Inflammation can be taken out ind this tube restored to its normal condi tion , hearing will be destroyed forever ; nlns cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh , which Is nothing but an Inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness ( caused by catarra ) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh. Cure. Send for circulars , free. F. J. CHENE1' & CO. , Toledo , O. Sold by Druggists , 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constlpatloa. Side Lights on Hiatory. The Hessians at Trenton had surren dered. "Ah , well , " they said , "think how much more disastrous it might have been if wa had had to make a hurried retreat ! " Later , as if to verify their words , cam * the Hessian fly. Garfield Tea. which is guaranteed un I der the Pure Food and Drugs Act , is th * best remedy for constipation , sick-head ache and indigestion. It purifies tht blood and cleanses the system. Fortune' * AVheel. "See that old chap ? " remarked th clubman , pointing out the window to an old peddler , who carried a basket of she < laces. "Well , he came to this country from Russia ten years ago. He borrowed some money to purchase a basket and be > gan to peddle shoe laces. How much d you think he's worth to-day ? Just makl a guess. " Several large sums were mentioned e pectantly. " " . "He isnl "Wrong , said the clubman. worth a cent and he still owes for tin basket. " Puck. Wasted Effort. "It takes time , trouble and infinite pa tience , of'Course , to be a geol Sundaj school teacher , but you have the satis faction of knowing that you a.zt helplnj to mold the character of. the rising gen eration. " * "Yes , but it makes me sad to think ho * quickly a year's work is undone wheai green apple time comes. " . DON'T GBTTMBLE AT TBIffLES. Twenty-five Burfhel * Wheat aa < i Forty-five Bnnlicls Oats Per Aer * Are In Western Canada. Saltcoats , Sask. , Dec. 8 , 1908. To the Editor Dear Sir : I willingly give you the resultof , mj four'and a half years' experience la the District of Saltcoats. Previous to coming here I farmed In Baldwin , St Croix County , WIs. , and as I have heard a great deal about tha Canadian Northwest , I decided to taki a trip there and see the country foi myself. ] I was so Impressed with th richness of the soil that I bought hall a section of land about five miles from the town of Saltcoats. I moved on ta the land the following June , and that year I broke 90 acres , -which I crop ped in 1904 , and had 39 bushels wheat per acre. In 1905 , with an acreage ol 160 acres , I bad 24 bushels -wheat and 35 bushels of oats per acre. In 1906 , with 175 acres under crop , I had 23 bushels wheat and 45 bushels of oata per acre. From the above mentioned yields you can readily understand that I am very well pleased with the Canadian West Of course , I have had to work hard , but I don't mind that when I get such a good return for my labor. To any one thinking libout coming to this country I can truthfully say that if they are prepared to work and not grumble at trifles , they are bound to get on. Some things I would like dif ferent , but take the country all round , I don't know where to go to get a bet ter. Tours truly , ( Signed ) O. B. OLSON. Write to any Canadian government agent for literature and full particov lars.