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THE WINSLOW MAIL.
J. F. WALLACE, Publisher. WINSLOW, ARIZONA. A TREE BECOMING RARE. Scarcity of Binds Walnut—Farmers Could Profitably Devote n Few Acres to Its Culture. In speaking’ to the writer about the • incessant demand for black walnut lumber and the cause of its grow ing scarcity a leading New York tim ber merchant recently said to a Wash ington Star man: “It is surprising that there is so little attention paid to the cultivation of the timber, espe cially when the labor to be expended is so small and the return so munifi cent. “There are very few farmers in the country who cannot spare a few acres of land to be devoted to the cultiva tion of this valuable wood, which is always in active demand, and there is no crop to which they can torn their attention that is so prolific and so certain of big returns on the in vestment of labor, as that is about all that is requisite to be expended; and there are few localities in the country where the soil and climate may not be found adapted' to the cultivation of this valuable timber. “It is an undisputed fact that there are hundreds of farms in the L'nited States andi Canada in which in the land-clearing process black walnut timber has been converted into rails for fencing and cremated in log heaps ‘to get rid of it” which, if it had been permitted' to stand, would to-day be sufficiently valuable to purchase sev eral farms with all the improvements and stock; and scattered trees, which were fortunately spared from flip wreck and) destruction, have been sold from SIOO to S4OO each on the stump. “With these facts befo'e the farm ers of the country it seems almost in crediible that so few of them avail themselves of so apparant an advan tage. True, it is a crop that requires several years waiting for returns, but any farmer wh .vlien starting in as an agriculturist will plant an acre of ground to black walnut and con tinue to plant one acre yearly in the ordinary course .of nature will live to reap yearly returns far in excess of all the roots and- cereals he can raise by laborious and toilsome application as a tiller of 4e soil. /ding he should fail to ard himself, he has made ,r his family that is as safe lent bonds and more profit , life insurance, as the plant ack walnut means the har f a tree in 20 years the mini .lue of which will be S2O and ease in value thereafter of at per year if permitted to stand, inal value of from SICO to SSOO ee when they reach full ma experimental black walnut e now nearing fruition in Miehi is rapidly developing, and from ich the owner in a few years will ip the harvest of the most profit e crop ever planted in the state, d the owner's greatest regret is at he did not enter more extensive into the business. He says if he id planted half his farm with black alnuts the standing timber in 25 ars would- have been worth three nes the balance, with all his stock, Idings and other improvements. The certainty of returns is the t feature of the business. Black ut is in demand from one end of "on n try to the other, and its f y is becoming more apparent rear to year, dealers finding it difficult to obtain. It is one of \t valuable timbers capable of tlon. be si dies being hardy and thriuy; hence the farmer who devotes -a small portion of his time and op portunity to meet the unfailing de mand makes an investment for the future which will certainly meet his most sanguine expectations.” lown in Three "Words. Helen once attempted to put all Scotland into five words—Scott. Burns, heather, whisky and religion, savs Rollin Lynde Hnrt-t in the August At lantic. In lowa you pack the thing tighter. Three nouns are enough: eorn, cow and hog.' But as in Scotland a hundred afterthoughts come clamor ing for admission, and five words will never suffice, so in lowa you make tardy concession to many an eager claimant. Great is the lowa her: and if it be true that the geese saved Rome, the Hawkeye hens could in any time of need save sunny lowa. Equally great is the lowa goat. Problem: to clear away brush. Answer: bring goats. Not only do those picturesque Angoras reduce the brush as if fire had gone through it, lint they afterwards con tribute their plentiful fleece to the loom at fully half the price of .-Tirep's wool, fireat, too. is the lowa pigeon. At Osage they will show you a tour ship of pigeon houses four acres in area. And of what use are pigeers? Pray what, think you, is the ornitho logical basis of quail on toast? Put greater even than hen. goat, or pigeon is that venerable by-product of middle western agriculture. the retired farmer. Diseases of I’earis. A Philadelphia dealer in jewels says pearls are in good health this summer. “Pearls are particularly liable to dis ease,” he said. “Commercially, the health of a pearl refers to its luster, and when it becomes dull you may know that it is sick. Salt water is the only tonic that is known to be effica cious in such cases, anti after being im mersed in brine for several days the gems will be found to be restored to their usual health. The summer months are usually hard on pearls, but this year, for some reason. There is very little illness among them.” Cea»e» to Interfere. The Minister—At fust tie still, small voice ob conscience keeps a-warnin’ an’ a-warnin', but es yo’ doan’ listen it quits. The Scapegrace—Dat’s right! It finds out dat it mought jes’ as well mind its own business.—Puck. Conditional Opinion. “An evangelist thrashed a boy who threw stones at him. Do you think that was right?” “Well, it seems to me it nil depends on how straight the boy could throw.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer. ICopyricht, i3qß, by S. S. McClure.] CHAPTER Nil. —Continued. His heart seemed fairly to stand still is he grasped an oblong lump of dirt on the side of which his shovel had left i yellow scratch. As he lifted it its great weight told him the truth, and he sprang erect, shouting: “It’s a nugget I It's a nugget! ” “Let me see!’’ Avery’s voice trembled as he held out his hand. “It’s heavy as lead! ” cried Tom. as he laid a lump of virgin gold, weighing nearly a pound, in the old miner's extended palm. “It’s gold, my lad,” said Avery, after one glance. “I knew I was making no mistake. We must take no more chances. Let each man stake out a eiaim along this old river bed before anyone arrives. We are all rich men.” It seemed impossible to leave at that time, but the old miner's advice was good and they followed it, while Hank Bowers, who had not been aware of their discovery, soon understood that they were staking out claims formally, and proceeded to do likewise on his side of the ridge. When this had been accomplished, Avery said: “Now, we must each work on his own claim to hold it. A claim can’t go idle 72 hours on Canadian soil without for feiting it. Os course as long as we are alone here it doesn’t matter, but at any moment some one may come. That chap over there might jump a claim if we didn’t work it, and he would have the law behind him.” As Tom had made the first discovery, he was given the claim nearest the cave, and including the hole he had started. Avery took the next, while Taylor, Tar box and the second mate followed in the order named, and their combined holdings reached nearly to the woods. They found the gravel next the bed rock rich with the precious metal, and how they worked! They were satu rated with perspiration, and their clothes plastered with dirt, but what cared they? It was like a grand tussle with Nature to wrest from her her choicest treasure. They felt injured when the sun wen t down and they were forced to desist. At the earliest day light they were up and at it again and day by day the golden store increased in the little cave. In this region the summer days are very long, and darkness lasts but a few hours, but. it seemed to Tom that the days fairly flew. They ate their food on their claims, Clara Avery bring ing it to each laborer, but spent much of her time near Tom, assisting him in washing when she had time to spare, and taking a woman’s delight in watch ing his confusion when she was near. For she had long ago read his secret, and, while he had never uttered a word of love to her, his eyes told her far bet ter than words that he would not al ways remain silent. And she? This is not a love story, but we may spare space to say that many little dain ties found their way to the broad-shoul dered young farmer which did not ap pear in the bill of fare for the others. The gold hunters had struck a bo nanza in good truth, for they found that the old river must have run over a bed of solid rock which was only cov ered with a few feet of deposit. In some places the bed rock had been too smooth to hold the gold, and the labor was wasted, but in others they found it far beyond their wildest anticipa tions. Where tlic surface of the rock was rough they found little pockets filled with a coarse, free gold, interspersed with nuggets, some of them as large as a walnut. Tom was particualrly for tunate in this regard, but they all kept their findings together and agreed to divide the sum total evenly. In this manner two weeks passed. They were not troubled by Bowers, who was apparently satisfied to wash away at the other side of the ridge. Whether he was doing well or not they had no moans of telling. He was brought to their mind, however, by an accident. They had gone to their work as usual one morning, when Clara Avery sud denly appeared on her father's claim and said: “That man Bowers has just been up oil Ihe cliff. I never saw him there be fore, and I thought I’d tell you.” “What was he doing?” asked her fa ther. straightening up. “lie seemed to be watching down on the plain,” she replied. “After a min ute or two he went back to his digging, and I heard him talking to himself.” “All right.’’ said her father. “Keep 3 our eye on him. 1 guess we sized him :op about right. We’ll attend to him.” I he girl returned to the cave, but al though she watched Bowers all day lie appeared to be very intent upon his work, washing away as long as he could •ee that night. Supper was the only meal they all ate together, and when it was finished the friends held a short consultation, and made certain arrangements in Ihe>cave. When they were completed the tired men threw themselves on their beds of boughs and were scon asleep, with the exception of Avery, who, however, was stretched on his rude couch in the cave apparently in. the same condition. CHAPTER XIII. ROBBING THE CAVE. Hank Bowers had been keenly aware of what was going cn about him. He bad worked steadily at his claim, and would have considered himself a lucky dog had he not- seen the men opposite him carrying their findings to-the cave each night in a heavy canvas bag, of which they had a large supply. ‘They’re diggin’ ferme.” This was liis secret consolation and apparently it satisfied him. His plans Sr.ide fair to come cut well if the saiior kept his word and returned. This was the only disturbing tliought. It was the fear that his associate might fail him that induced him to delve with all ■is migh*. in order that he might have gold of his own honestly if he could get it n-o other way. On the morning of the twelfth day he saw the others were all at their work before he made his way to the top of the cliff. Although lie knew the young girl would see him. he did not suppose she would attach a.ny particular im portance to the matter. The sun was just showing above the horizon as he glanced sharply toward the distant bowlder, where a man's fig ure stood out in plain sight. Even as lie looked it disappeared. “He's got more sand than I thought,” muttered Bowers, as lie made his way back to his claim and worked away with feverish energy. “I must risk it to-night or never!” Be retired to his tent as usual that night, but not to sleep. He had other work to do. As soon as he was satisfied the rest were asleep he made his way cautiously to the cleft in the rock which led to the plain below. On one shoulder he carried the results of his two weeks’ labor in the shape of a weighty bag of gold, while in his hand was a rope lad der which he had fashioned at his lei sure. To fasten the last to the top of the obstructing bowlder was an. easy task, aided by the light of a match, which could not be seen outside. Down the ladder lie felt his way, and after some trouble reached the plain, where the starlight made the rest of the way com paratively easy. As he approached the rock he saw a dark figure: hastening to meet him and a moment later Obed Rider stood before him, saying: “Is it you, Bowers?” “Yes, Rider, it’s me an’ yer a brick! Right on time!” “I got here yesterday. Sold the horses for $l5O apiece and put the coin in a. safe place there. Got three horses with me back here. What are you going to do?” “Git. the bosses an’ toiler me!” said Bowers, hurriedly. “I'll explain later on.” Rider obeyed, and as they made their way across the plain he asked again what his Companion intended to do. “All you’ve got ter do is ter wait where I put yer a.n’ do as I tell yer, an’ to-morrer you’ll .be a rich man,” re plied Bowers, mysteriously. When they reached the base of the cliff he fastened the animals securely and led the way into the narrow pas sage. saying: “Hold on to m3'coat. It.isn'tfar.” When they came to> the rope ladder he struck a. match and whispered: “Stay here till I come an’ pass some thin’ down ter yer. Take it out an’ Many little dainties found their way to the broad-shouldered farmer. fasten it on the hoss an’ come back. If yer hear eny shootin’ come up an’ gimme a hand!” Without waiting for Rider to reply he ascended the ladder, leaving the latter in. the dark passage and in, no enviable frame of mind. “Now for the gold,” he muttered, as he crept silently toward the cave. It was a perfect night, and the stars overhead gave sufficient, light to enable Bowers to see objects quite a distance away. Ilei was obliged to move very carefully over the broken ground to avoid a fall, but he seemed entirely at home at this sort of work, avoiding rolling stones as if by instinct. 111 order to reach the cave he must pass close to the tents, and as he drew near them he redoubled hiscaution, for liis only hope of success lay in stealth. Nearer and nearer he crept until lie could hear the heavy breathing of the occupants, and for fully five minutes lie stood motionless, every sense on the alert. Apparently the entire party was asleep, ar.d with noiseless step lie stole past tlic two tents and fixed liis eyes on the opening to the cave. Twicesince his arrival he had managed to peep inside unobserved, and only that morning he had seen the pile of fat canvas bags on the ground to the left. lie had also no ticed that the boughs and blankets upon which Avery and his daughter slept were on the opposite side. Now he was within ten feet of the entrance, and after a last swiss glance at the tents behind him lie dropped to his knees and crawled deliberately up to it. Again lie paused. Yes. they were both asleep. He could hear the long-drawn breathing at the right, and plainly distinguish that of the father from liis daughter. Then, like some huge black spider, he crawled into the inky darkness, and was lost to view. Inch l;y inch he advanced, guiding himself by the glimpses he had fixed in his mind of the place, until his hand rested cn the treasure. The bags were heavy, ar.d lie moved thhro with diffi culty in his recumbent position, but he had come prepared. 1 lirusting.bis hand into his bosom, he produced a short, thick thong, with, which he fastened two of the largest together, pausing often to be certain he had not disturbed the sleepers. t\hen tills was done lie hung them over h:s neck in such a manner that they swung clear from the floor. Liis next move was to stuif two small bags into his shirt. Then, with infinite pa tience. he wqrked liis way back to the door and through it. liis breath cai-~e hard ns. he reached the open air. for the strain had been tremendous. Detection meant almost certain death, and even his iron nerve had not been proof against the situa tion. V. hen he had somewhat recovered, he crept slowly by the tents, until satis fied that all immediate danger was past, Then he rose to his feet, and hurried down the bed of the old brook until he reached the top of the bowlder. It was the work of a moment to fas ten his plunder to a rope, and lower it down, at.the same time whispering loud ly to his confederate: “Are you there, Rider?” “Yes,” came the answer. “'YN hat is all this?” “Gold, you fool!” hissed Bowers. “Lash it on one of the. critters, quick! ’ For a moment he hesitated. Should he join his partner and make good 7iis escape ? Apparently cupidity won the da}', for he began to retrace his steps toward the cave. His first- success had made him more confident, and he was well aware that he had not secured half the bags he had just touched. Again he reached the entrance with out noise and crawled to the spotwliere the gold was piled against the wall. This time he could only stuff two or three small bags inside his buckskin shirt and grip one in his teeth. lie reached the open air safely and was just rising to his feet when Avery appeared in the mouth of the cave, re volver in hand, shouting: “Thieves! Thieves! Take that, you robber!” But before the words were fairly out of his mouth Bowers had dropped the bag which he had brought out in his teeth like a retriever and sprang away in full flight. Crack! Crack! He heard the bullets sing over his head. As lie dashed by the tents a man darted out with suspiciouspromptitude and fired apparently pointblank at his back, but missed him. A few seconds more and he Had. reached the rocky cleft and darted out of sight. Down the rope ladder ‘he scrambled, then with great presence of mind he stopped long enough to jerk it free from the spur above so that it f£ll at his feet. Rider had not j et returned from his errand and Bowers felt his way rapid!y along the passage until he emerged ujion the plain. Running quickly to the horses, where Rider was at work, he cried: “Jump up! Jump lively an’ let’s git out o’ this! Vamose!” He set the- example bj’ throwing him self on one of thehorses and seizing the bridle of the one upon which. Rider liad been carefullj' securing the stolen gold. The latter needed no second invitation and a moment later they were hurrying the beasts along the back trail as rapid ly as the poor light, and the nature of the ground would permit. For fully two hours they made their way in silence except for an occasional oath from Bowers at the unevenness of the route, then, apparent!}- reassured that they had made good their escape, he, exclaimed: “This is the biggest night’s work one man ever done in this ’ere country, Rider. I took long chances an’ I won out! It was a, great plant!” “How did you manage it?” asked Rider, eagerly. “Is it all gold in them bags?” “It. ain’t nothin’ else!” With great, pride h.e- now narrated to liis- companion the whole villainous scheme, and then added, complacently: “All they’ve got ter do is ter dig out some more gold. There’s plenty of it whar they are. They hogged all the best claims, but I’m up ter them now!” “But they’ll be after us, won't they ?” asked Rider, fearfully. “They hain’t got no hosses, hev the}-?” retorted Bowers. “Besides that, they dassent- leave their claims fer fear some chap might jump ’em. It’s a won der nobody’s struck that place afore.” The two thieves did not draw rein until daylight. When the sun. was fair ly up they paused on the top of a hill commanding a view for a long distance of the route they had traversed, but there was no sign of pursuit. “I told yer so,” said Bowers, triumph antly. “They can’t chase us. Let’s get some grub an’ rest the hosses a bit. If we take ’em into Dyea, in any kind o’ shape they’ll sell for a tidy figger.” 'Their meal dispatched, they once more assured themselves that no one was in sight behind them, then mount ed and headed for civilization, the bags of gold strapped securely on the spare animal’s bark and hidden from view by a blanket, tied over them. That night, they went into camp just before dark, and Bowers proceeded to unload their ill-gotten gains. The first bag he removed chanced to be the one he had himself filled in his two weeks of toil. As he lifted the second he noticed a very 'perceptible difference in the weight, although the two bags were of the same size. “That’s d—n strange!” he growled. ‘They couldn’t hev washed their gold very clean.” Ashe spoke lie untied the second bag and thrust his hand within, therewith a yell of rage and disappointment he dashed Ihe bag to the ground and stamped upon it like an infuriated ani mal, when Rider stood aghast, fearing the man.had suddenly gone mad. With a bound Bowers sprang to the pack horse and seized another bag. One fierce slash of his knife rent it its entire length and then Rider compre hended. Out of it dropped a mass of damp clay and gravel. Hank Bowers was silent while he laid open the rest.of the bags. When he was certain that, his own. was the only one containing a particle of gold lie burst forth in a torrent of blasphemy so ter rible that eve A Ilidcr trembled lest some retribution might instantly follow and include him in its wrath. “Sold! Took in like a tenderfoot!” raved his companion, kicking one of the bags in liis fury. "What's that?” As he spoke he picked up a folded paper which had dropped from t he bag. Tearing it open he read the following lines: “We were too smart for you. Re member that if we find you have given away our secret we will give an account of you 10 t he Canadian police and have you driven cut of the country. If you show yourself here we will fill you lull of lead.” [TO CE CONTINUED ] Hence the Name. Biggs —Did he hit you in the solai plexus? Boggs —He must have. I saw the whole solar system.—N. Y. Journal. ,\o Company. He —There I sat, alone with my thoughts. She —Poor boy! How lonely you must have been.—lndianapolis Journal A BRIGHT OUTLOOK. With Suoli a Leader ns Ilrjan, Dem ocratic Victory la Almost Assured. Mr. Bryan's speech of acceptance at Indianapolis is without doubt the po litical event of paramount importance in the present campaign. Mr. Bryan received at the hands of the democratic party the nomination for the presi dency. A partisan utterance upon this occasion would have befcn pardoned — nay, more, was even expected by the country" at large. Tradition and prece dent exist to justify a candidate in such a course. He of Canton—Mark Hanna’s man who was recently notified of a nomination, took occasion to plead for the principles of a party and in the cause of an administration. In multi farious terms he told what “we" had done, and fairly reveled in the deeds of us. lhe republican party was de fended—even apologized for.' And Wil liam McKinley accepted at the hands of those who bore the stamp of the re publican party the nomination for the presidency of the United States. Mr. McKinley s speech of acceptance will go down in history as the statement of a party chief to his party followers. But how different is the tone and tenor of Mr. Bryan’s Indianapolis address. McKinley spoke to a party—Bryan to a nation; McKinley plead the cause of an administration—Brj'an the cause of a people. McKinley defended the prin ciples of a party; Bryan spoke in de fense of the principles that are at the foundation of free government; McKin ley spoke as a candidate, but Mr. Bryan spoke as an American citizen. In the face of existing circumstances it is a fact of .peculiar significance that Mr. Bryan could reply to the notifica tion committee in a speech bearing as little trace of partisan politics as the constitution of the United States or the declaration of independence. This does not indicate that Mr. Biyan is not a ip|l^pgj^ i 'Sw i ./ SMM4 SSL/ Ur J T|L B ®r Jjlr THE THREE REPUBLICAN GRACES— PUTTY, BOODLE AND TEETH. good democrat, blit rather that ‘the democratic party is contending" not so much for certain theories of adminis tration in a free government as for free government itself. Hence .it is that, fighting" for the very existence of the republics, the position of the patriotic citizen who stands for free government and the position of the democratic par ty becomes" identical. Mr. Bryan was great enough to recognize this. Mr. Bryan’s speech was remarkable on ac count of the things he said. Mr. Mc- Kinley’s Canton speech was chiefly re markable on account of the things he did not say. The Canton speech abounds in vague intimations and promises. It does not hold out to the Filipinos the faintest hope either of independence on the one hand or of the freedom and rights of American citizenship on the other. ( The voter has only to read so much of Mr. McKinley’s speech as relates to this subject in order to find this state ment to be correct. He will find some thing about giving to the Filipinos as much self-government as they are lit so though the right of people 10,- 000 miles away to self-government was not a God-given right, but a right to be granted by some authority in Wash ington. But he will find not the faint est whisper of such a thing as inde pendence for a people over whom we have no authority except such as Spain somehow is supposed to have had a right to give us. In Mr. Bryan’s speech, however, the voter may find a pledge that if he is elected he will convene congress at the earliest moment 1o declare the nation’s purpose: “First. To establish a stable form of government in the Philippine islands, just us we are now establishing a stable form of government in Cuba. “Second. To give independence to the Filipinos, just as we have promised to give independence to the Cubans. “Third. To protect the Filipinos from outside interference while they work out their own destiny, just as we have protected the -republics of Central and South America and are by the Monroe j doctrine pledged to protect Cuba.” . This is a sufficiently clear and suc cinct statement of the democratic po sition. Os its correctness, of course, there can be no doubt. This, with what McKinley says, and with what he significantly omits to say, j sufficiently defines the issue as to the I’Jiili ppines. The broader issue of imperialism, ! which includes that of the Philippines, j may be stated thus: Mr. Bryan stands upon the doctrine j of the declaration of independence, that governments derive their just powers j from the consent of the governed. Mr. McKinley stands for the utter repudiation of that doctrine and for “the doctrine of the thrones, thafcman ! is too ignorant to govern himself.” and | must be subject to these who rule by ! superior might and divine right. Mr. Bryan upon leavin'? Indianapolis j went to Chicago, where he has been in ; conference with the leaders of the par ty at headquarters. To ray that tha outlook for the democratic party at the present time is hopeful would be putting it mildly. Mr. Bryan’s speech seems to have put a new aspect upon the campaign. Telegrams of congratu lation from republicans and gold demo crats have been liberally pouring in up on Mr. Bryan and the executive com mittee. Influential papers that have been hesitating as to their policy, upon receiving Mr. Bryan's speech openly indorse the candidacy. The converts of a week would fill a column. When such conservative papers as the Spring field Republican become enthusiastic for the success of the party; when such papers as the Boston Post, the New York World and the Baltimore Sun. all of which supported McKinley in ’96, openly indorse Bryan, the out look must be considered bright. But these papers have not been the only - additions to the force of the militant democracy. Wherever large bodies of men have gathered during the past month the events have been productive of much encouragement to the democracy. The dissolution of the gold democ racy at a regular meeting, and the quick assimilation of all its influen tial members by the regular party marked the end of the truancy of 1896. When the Ohio Bar association met in yearly convention a few weeks later and the president, Judge A. P. Laubie, a lifelong republican, de nounced McKinley’s policy of imperial ism, he found no dissenters, though fully half the members were repub licans. Quickly following this, Dr. Silas C. Swallow, candidate for president of the United Christian party, addressing his followers in a convention said: “If we must choose between the two can didates of the old parties, I must say that I should support a man who clings to principles and adheres to what he believes to be right rather than the man yvhom the people never knew where to find on any vital issue.” Ac cording - to the press reports, this statement was received with remark able expressions of approval. During the same week Father Heldman, a prominent Catholic clergyman of Chi cago, in an address before the Ger man Veteran league brought the en tire audience to its feet in a sponta neous expression of approval when he scored the administration’s policy in the Philippines and Porto Rico. In Ohio the defection from republic an ranks has been especially marked. The Germans who gave McKinley such strong support in 1896 are coming over in droves to Bryan. Besides this Frank S. Monnett and Cleveland's for mer mayor, Robert McKisson, men with enormous personal followings* are fighting Mark Hanna tooth and nail. Then, too, that vast independ ent element headed by Jones, of To ledo, are practically a unit for Bryan this year. It will be remembered that Jones polled 120,00f> votes when he ran for governor last year. PARAGRAPHIC POINTERS. Democracy's course grows steadi ly stronger with the people.—Albany Argus. Republican efforts to befog the issues and deceive the voters have failed. They must face the verdict on McKinley’s record.—Albany Argus. The administrations papers have ceased to harp upon the fact that Col. William Jennings Bryan remained in Florida during the war in Cuba until driven to resign in disgust. Thej" have no doubt received a warning from the administrative power that kept him there for political reasons. Denver Post. The great argument the demo crats have to withstand in this cam paign is the hard cash argument —the money" contributed by the trusts as the price of republican protection and the levies on officeholders. Even the whisky and beer venders in far-away Manila are expected to contribute to Hanna’s campaign chest.—Pittsburgh Post. The rise in the prices of trust articles is a long way out of proportion to the rise in the prices of the farmers’ products. This is what enables the trusts to contribute so liberally to the administration campaign fund. The thoughtful agriculturists will be able to see that they are the men who are making Mr. Hanna so recklessly af fluent in polities.—Cincinnati Enquirer Boston toscare the New England bene ficiaries of the protective tariff into giving up a percentage of their plun der for the use of the republican na tional committee. It is said that just before leaving New York Mr. Hanna received a big check from ColJls P. Huntington. It will be recalled that nothing practically has been done by the republican congress to forward the Nicaragua canai project. Phila?el« phia Record. Stealing; Hl* Thunder, The indignant-looking passenger was about to speak ; but the conductor headed him oft by exclaiming, in a loud tone of irrita tion: "This is the slowest train I was ever on. What’s the use of having a schedule if we don’t pay any attention to it? The drinking water tastes as if it hadn’t been off the kitchen range ten minutes. The car doesn't look as if it had been swept for a month, and it is full of idiots who insist on opening the windows when we go through tunnels, so that the cinders can blow in." The passenger caught his breath and then exclaimed: “I was just about to say that this whole affair is an outrage.” -“I know it. But you’re lucky. You can travel a few miles and then get off and be happy. But I’ve got to stay on this train for hours every day of my life.”—Washington Star. $25,000 For Flying Machine*. The American government is to devot* $25,000 to the purpose of experimenting with flying machines to ascertain their prac ticability for use in the army. This is a large sum to use for an experiment, and yet it cannot compare with that spent uselessly by those who experiment with various so called dyspepsia cures. Take Hostetter’a Stomach Bitters and avoid expense and un certainty. It is made expressly to cure con stipation, dyspepsia, and all stomach disor ders. Intelligent Stage Driver*. A New York visitor returned recently from Newport full of admiration for the in telligence of the stage drivers who undertake to show strangers the sights of the town. He was driving about in one of the vehicles de voted to the entertainment of those who un dertake to see the sights of the town inex pensively. The driver stopped before one of the show places of Newport. “This is Mr. Smith-Jones’ villa,” said the driver, as he turned to the passengers, “and the lady in the red hat by the corner of the piazza is the younger Miss Smith-Jones, whose en gagement to Mr. Brown was announced yes terday.” The New York visitor had never before met stage drivers so anxious to have their patrons enjoy themselves. —N. Y. Sun. Every Boy and Girl should learn to write with Carter’s Ink, be cause it is the best in the world. “Ink lings in Ink,” free. Carter’s Ink Co., Boston. Gamekeeper (to sportsman who has missed at every shot) —“I say, sir, if them rabbits was a yard or so longer you’d make a fine bag!”—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. To Core a Cold in One Dny Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund money if it fails to cure. 25c. People resemble pianos when they are square, upright and grand.—Chicago Daily News. Hall’s Catarrh Cure Is a Constitutional Cure. Price, 75c. A few men are self-made, but many more are self-unmade.—Chicago Daily News. Piso’s Cure cannot he too highly spoken of »s a cough cure. —J. W. O’Brien, 322 Third Ave., N., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. C, 1900. Danger cannot be surmounted without danger.—Chicago Daily News. Years Pain “I am a school teacher, have suffered agony monthly for ten yearsm nervous system was a wreck . # suffered with pain in my side and had almost every ill known m I had taken treat* ment from a number of physicians who gave mo no reliefb 9 6 One specialist said no medioino could help me, # must submit to an cperationß 69 B wrote to Mrs. Pink* ham, stating my case, and received a prompt repiy» l took Lydia E„ Pinkham 9 s Vegetable Compound and followed the advice given me and new # suffer no moreß if any one cares to know more about my case, / will cheerfully answer all tettersb mSS EDNA ELLIS, Hag* ginsport, Ohio, irßllliill ilMjSlßi ! POMMEL .2 Keeps both rider and saddle per fectly dry In the hardest storms. 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Will contain Procla mation, fixing (fate of opening, i’apcr (one year) Manual, and Map— all for *1 7a With the above will be mailed KKEE. too page illustrated book on Okie homa. AGENTS WANTED. Address, DICK T. MORGAN, Land Attorney, Perry, Ok la. MONEY-heirs- IlfMrsof ln!on Soldiers who made homesteads of less than 1«0 acres before June 22. W 4 (no matter if abandoned), if the additional homestead rl«bt was not sold or used, should address, with full par ticulars, HE.\lilf N. fOPl\ Washington, D. I*. W E SOLICIT YOUR GRfiJN CONSIGNMENTS. fS J. L. BROWN &CO , ■ a (Est. 1881.) Gibraltar Building. Kansas City. Mo. CRAIN,STOCKS aid PROVISIONS. Reference: City National Bank. I iinSCCf lVfcen Doctors and others fall to relievo bn J(W ■ you. try N. F. M.R.: it never fails. Box free. Slri. 1». A. Kowau, Milwaukee, Wlb