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Man and Boy, Who for the Coast City, Now AN EXTRAORDINARY Younger of the Two Desperadoes Breaks Down and ConfessesThree Murders Many Brutal Holdups, and Demoralization of Police Force Is Their Record. San Francisco. Three separate tnurders without a shot, a knife thrust or recourse to poison; two brutal as saults that almost resulted in death; a bold midday bank robbery; at least three hold-ups; the demoralization of a metropolitan police force and the ab solute terrorism of a city of nearly 400,000 this stands as the 40 days' record of a man and a boy whom the local police describe as the most re markable brace of criminals they have ever placed under lock and key. The elder is a Kanaka, of a good family and educated in a select school. His name is John Siemsen, and he is a handsome fellow of muscular as pect but effeminate manner. The younger, Louis Dabner, Is only 18 years old. When Siemsen was nonchalantly confessing his crimes, he was inter rupted in his narrative by the captain of the detectives. Didn't any of your victims resist you, Siemsen? Hadn't you any hesi tation In committing these assaults?" The murderer puffed at the cigar he was smoking and removed it with his manacled hands. He seemed annoyed at something the detective had said,' and thought a moment before he re plied: "Captain, I wish you wouldn't use that world 'assault It has come to have an extremely vulgar significance and I object to it. It would be better to say 'when I overpowered them.' " Dabner Breaks Down. Dabner's confession was different. He broke down a few days after he was captured and if he had not mO IZLL TV THE ' IZOCH2" (mOTf J3ABNKB S ootfrrssotf) sobbed out the terrible story neither, perhaps, might have hanged, for it would have been a difficult matter to have forced an admission of any sort from Siemsen. It was the fear of God and the love of home which loosened Dabner's lips. His father and cider brother came down from the little country town where only a few months before the boy had been a high school pupil. Both pleaded with him to tell the truth. His father worked on all the religious Impulses of hia son, and evoked the picture of his Borrowing mother. All three wept, and finally the shaken dupe of the eldor criminal told the waiting detec tive everything. The first the public heard of the "ga-pHe men,' as Siemsen and Dab ner have been dubbed from the choice of weapons, was one morning when the papers reported an unusually brut ish and mysterious murder. Johan Pfitzner, a shoe merchant on McAllis ter Kroet, was found in his shop with the side of his head battered in. De spite his awful Injuries he lingered over a day and night, but died before lie ecu Id give the police any clew on which to work. He had evidently been fitting a pair of shoes to a customer whoa ho was struck down from above "by soiuo blunt Instrument." Ia his signed confession Dabner has this to say of his first murder: Oa the day of the Pfitzner murder Jack Siemsen and I looked in the showcase of the store and went down the street and then came back in the ptoro. Siemsen tried on a pair of nhooa the first time, but complained they were too dear, and wo walked out. We walked around the block and carao back. Wo went In the store and then 1 tried on a pair. When he us, i mm Forty Days Terrorized Safely Behind Bars. SERIES OF CRIMES was tryms on my shoes Siemsen hit Pfitzner, who fell to the floor. I then put on my own shoes and held the door at the same time, while Siemsen went through him. Siemsen got about $100, which we divided at our house on Union street. We threw Pfltzner's watch in the water at the foot of FI1 more street. This statement is made freely and voluntarily." Many Suspects Arrested. Put the police did not know all this. They raked in suspect after suspoct, but had to let them all go, as each was able to establish an alibi. Then the fiendish crime was repeated. William Friede, a Market street clothing merchant, was slain under al most exactly similar conditions. He hovered on the border of life for al most two weeks and was able to mur mur once: "A large man and a small man," before his spirit flickered out. Siemsen related this deed as a par ticularly good piece of craftmanship. It seems that he and Dabner planned the attempt carefully, and entered the store when there were few people about and the danger of interruption appeared at a minimum. Dabner tried on a coat and vest that he selected, and Siemsen stood by, ostensibly to offer his approval. As the merchant stooped to measure his supposed cus tomer for the trousers Siemsen swung the gas pipe, which he carried wrapped in a piece of paper, and felled his vic tim with a heavy blow. Meanwhile an ex-convict was on trial for a crime which Siemsen and Dabner had committed the highway robbery of Dr. T. B. Leland, former coroner of the city and county. This man's name was James Dowdall, and the police .arrested him in a refugee camp, apparently for no other reason than that he had a bad record. He protested his innocence, but the detec tives dragged him through the prelim inary examination, where Dr. Leland positively Identified him as one of his assailants. Tragedy at Japanese Bank. But while the trial of Dowdall was In progress the two felons for whom he suffered, one of them an ex-convict like himself, were busily planning their boldest venture. This was the robbery of the Klmmon Glnko, or Japanese bank. The day before the robbery Siemsen drove up in a buggy which he had pur chased with the proceeds of his other robberies. He entered and interviewed the manager, M. Munakata, declaring that he Intended to become a deposi tor. At first Munakata was suspicious, but by the time Siemsen had left, the well dressed, smooth-spoken stranger had allayed all doubts, to say nothing of having obtained an excellent idea of the arrangement of the bank. The following day Siemsen and Dab ner, each armed with a paper-covered gas pipe, waited outside until all save one of the clerks, A. Sasaki, had gona to luncheon. Then they went in. Siemsen nodded to the clerk at the counter and with Dabner strode back to the manager's office. They found Munakata writing, and before he could greet them Siemsen struck him a blow over the skull which killed him It stantly. Then, according to arrange ment, they called Sasaki to the rear. As soon as the plucky littlo Japant'3 saw his employer lying In a pool of blood, he started to fight, but Siemsen bat him to the floor with his gas pipe. Horribly mangled, he started to n'se when Dabner quieted him with a full arm swine of his leaden weapon. The two thugs then rifled the tills and the open safe, taking only the coin and currency. They secured about $2,700, which they stuffed Into a leather satchel. Pefore they had even washed their hands they drove away, Siemsen to take hit future wife out for a ride and Dabner to play with the girl's lit tie brothers and sisters. Sasaki's Mind Left Blank. Several persons had seen the two robbers come out of the bank and the police were supplied with descriptions on the strength of which they arrested about a score of innocent men. Sas aki fought a winning fight with death, but to the detectives who sat by his bedside he babbled only "two Ameri cans." When he finally regained con sciousness, after many days, his mind was wiped bare of the whole tragedy he remembered everything up to the moment Siemsen entered the bank, but beyond that his brain could not travel. Siemsen and Dabner proceeded to spend their money, untroubled by re morse, doubts or anticipations. They were both living with the family of a German Jeweler, to whose daughter Siemsen was making violent and sue cessful love. Hulda von Hofen, still a mere child, was won by expensive presents of gems, automobile rides and everything that her lover could lavish upon her. Hoth thugs were well received In the family, where they ap peared only as pleasant young chaps, each with a little more money than he quite knew what to do with. Hulda von Hofen at last succumbed to the flattering whispers of Siemsen and they made a short nuptial trip to Oak land. About four o'clock on a Saturday afternoon Siemsen took his wife to a hairdresser's parlor to get a shampoo and told her he would be back In an hour. Then he met Dabner, who had armed himself with a fish plate from the car track which ran past the Von Hofen home. They proceeded to the jewelry store of Henry A. Dedrend on Steiner street. The Murderer's Downfall. This merchant had under his coun ter a revolver, a police club and a pair of handcuffs. When the two men en tered his suspicions were not aroused, and he turned away from them to pull their purchase from a shelf. They struck at him, but the showcase was so high that the blow was broken. Behrend wheeled, snatched his re volver and smashed the glass case to attract attention. Then he closed In on the robbers. Siemsen seized him in a muscular grasp and held his head, while Dabner rained blows upon it with the fish-plate. One of these blows, nervously aimed, cut open Slemsen's finger. But the jeweler fought like a wildcat, and before he could be dis posed of his little daughtev Dessie, rushed Into the Btore from f5e rear, followed by her mother. Siemsen and Dabner darted from the place. Siemsen got away, but Dabner was knocked down and captured by Will Brown, a fireman. A frenzied crowd surrounded captor and captive, a rope was produced, and the boy fiend would surely have been lynched but for the opportune arrival of a squad of police, who were scarcely able to fight their way to the station with their prisoner. In the meantime Siemsen had called for his wife and taken her home. Learning of Dabner's' capture, with marvelous effrontery he decided to visit police headquarters and spread the trail for his own escape. There he told a story of being held up and robbed of $900 in greenbacks. He showed the detectives $75 which he had taken from the Jeweler's cash box, and declared it was all the footpads had missed. Ho overplayed the part, however, giving his tme address and placing the scene of the hold-up Behrend'a store. That night he was arrested at his home. Dabner weeps wildly and bitterly, cursing the day he ever met the clever, cruel but at present sympathot lc Kanaka. Siemren continues to smoke, smile and draw little pictures. The chief of police has given orders that when either Is shaved ho shall bo bound hand and foot in the chair, for fear ho may get possession of the razor and slash a way to liberty. WHEN NO. 270 RAN AWAY The 270 was sure the Tillage cutup of those class B engines," said the fat engineer. "That was back In the days of the jimmy coal cars 'n' handbrakes. "I was runnln extra at the time, not havln been assigned to a regular engine yet. Hen Morris, an easy, go in fellow, was the regular man on the 270, 'n' I always contended that he was too easy with her. Engines are just like hosses, you've got to let 'em know who's master. "One night Hen Morris was taken sick 'n I was called to take his run out. 'n' we were hardly started through the freight yards before she started up her tactics with me. I just talked to her like a Dutch uncle. " 'Now, look here, you old scally wag, I says, 'you're dealln with no spring chicken this trip. You just get down to business or I'll pound the life out of you "An, suitin' the action to the word, I dropped her down in the corner 'n' put It to her for all I was worth. However, she didn't do any extra work n' lagged 'n' hung back all the way. " 'Well,' I says to myself, 'when we get goln' down Pine Hill I'll just keep the throttle open awhile 'n' make her go. The weight of this train behind us will make her perk up a bit.' "Accord ln'ly, when wo went over the pitch at the top of Pine Hill I Just left her wide open n' kep the steam on full head till wo were flyln down by Copper's Crossln. Then I thought I'd better shut off, as the 270 would cet a pretty lively clip down the hill now 'n I had no han'ierin' for goln down the bank owln t exceedin' the speed limit on the grade. "So I shoved the throttle li.to shut off the steam. Imagine how I felt whsn the 270 kep' right on exhausting Just as if tho speed was all to her likhV. "Somethln' had gone wrong In her steampipo somewhere insido 'n' the valve didn't shut her off. So the 270 had taken the bit in her teeth n' was goin to see how I liked ridln' fast. "Here wa3 a pretty predicament. My engine goin down Pine Hill undei a full head of steam with a heavy freight train behind her. It wouldn't have been so bad if I had not known that Ras Colo was only about five minutes ahead of me with a train oi coal jimmies. "I attempted to put the reverse lever in the back motion, but the steam was on such a full head that 1 couldn't budge the thing. Then I gave the high sign on my whistle several times to let Ras Cole know I was comln' down the hill out of control 'nf it would be wise for him to shake a leg or he'd get spifllcated. "In an almost Incredible time we swung around by the Gate station 'n' what I saw ahead made me wilt like a fat man's collar on. a hot day. Not more than a quarter of a mile ahead of us was Ras Cole's train. Maybe that littlo caboose of his didn't look as big as a summer boardln' house. "Ras had heard my warnln whistle 'n' was doin' his best. He was gain in' headway, but he wasn't in our class. I could figure out that we would just about meet up with his caboose around the ten degree curve below the Gate. "Ras train was now goln' at a ter rific speed, too, 'n It was a question whether either train would keep the rails goln' 'roun the sharp curve. I could almost reach the tall lights on that caboose ahead. In a second I thought we would be Into them n' I would be rollln' down the embank ment amidst the wreckage of twisted Iron, coal 'n' miscellaneous freight "Then came an awful crash 'n' I thought I could feel my engine goln' down the bank. But my engine kep' goln' 'n' I could tell by the lurchln' that sho was takln' the curve all right n true. "I opened my eyes. The red lights of the caboose had disappeared. In the ravine below me I could hear a crash In', rollin' sound 'n' see dark shapes tumblln' down. "I realized what had happened. The excessive speed at which the train ahead had taken the curve caused the last 15 or 20 coal jimmies to Jump the track clean, takln' the caboose with them, just like a string of boys playln' snap and whip. Thus when we straightened out on the curve Ras train, by losin those 15 cars, had left that much space between me 'n' death. "Tho train ahead was movln at equal speed with me now n' would probably keep the 15 cars distance be tween us. Under her full head of steam my engine was leapln n' boundln over the rails 'n when she settled back from an extra severe jolt she stopped cxhavstln'. j "The terrific Jar had shaken the valve back on Its seat again 'n shut off the flow of steam. My heart re sumed Its normal beatin', as we were 'most down the hill now, 'n' I soon had her under control. "They pulled 270 In the shops after that run, 'n' she never came out again leawle unless they changed her number." The Monkey Dinner Set. Madam," said the physician, sad ly, "it is useless to dissemble long er. Your little son will grow up a hopeless Idiot." "Oh, well," said the fair young mother, "no one will ever know." And sho smiled easily. For she was a. Van Trillion, and the afflicted boy was destined to oc cupy in time a commanding place In the social life of New York and Newport. iMLrs cuur.u is otom dati. "7M OIN i .lh..Vl' i y uuruilUfl In run BUT CBe I 1 1 i n : ii v. ill 1 1 ij, eJniK oi- I'roirivltox 1 ni. iu 6 io It tt moiiej mlunaed. luc. Illsh alms for pi high character, and frreat object? bring out great minds. Tryon IMwarda. UurHcId Tea is mada ct herbs a great point in it favor! Tnl;r it for conntipu tion, indict ion iind liver disturbance. Life Is very much like a kaleido scope, every turn in the morning brings new combinations of beauty and Interest. A, T. Guttery. Lived and Died Together. Martha R. Howe and Mary J. Howe, twins of Glastonbury, Conn., were to gether almost every minute of their 74ycars of life. The former died re cently and the shock of parting ended the life of Mary exactly 12 hours later. They were burled In the same grave. Father's GooJ Advice. A young man from Pittsburg went to New York to "make good" In his chosen profession, pays a New York letter. The other night he stood in the lobby of a hotel and a friend asked him what he thought of New York. "I have only been here two days," he replied, "so I have not seen the city very thoroughly. My father's parting words to me when I left home were 'My son, you are going to a great city There is much good and much evil to be found In New York. Keep to the straight and narrow path is closely as possible, avoid Wall street and above all, beware of the monkey house.' " ELEVEN CZEMA. Hands Cracked and Bleeding Nail Came Off qf Finger Cuticura Rem edies Brought Prompt Relief. "I had eczema on my hands for about eleven years. The hands crack ed open in many places and bled. One of my fingers was so bad that the nail came' off. I had often heard of cures' by the Cuticura Remedies, but had no confidence in them as I had tried so many remedies, and they all had failed to cure me. I had seen three doctors, but got no relief. Final ly my husband said that we would try the Cuticura Remedies," so we got a cake of Cuticura Soap, a box of Cuticura Ointment, and two bottles of Cuticura Resolvent Pills. Of course I keep Cuticura Soap all the time for my hands, but tho one cake of Soap and half a box of Cuticura Ointment cured them. It is surely a blessing for me to have my hands well, and I am very proud of having tried Cuti cura Remedies, and recommend them to all suffering with eczema. Mrs. Eliza A. Wiley, R. F. D. No. 2, Lis comb, Iowa. Oct. 18. 190C." Prominent on Lecture Platform. senator Tillman probably earns more money every year on lecture platform than any c jerican who talks to the public tor pay. From an authoritative source the statement comes that the South Carolinian's net proceeds thus far this year from his lecture tour are $25,000. Senator Till man is paid from $250 to $500 a lec ture and he is constantly in demand His season is not confined to the sum mery Chautauqua course and he fills nearly as many dates in the winter as at any other time of the year. In the last four years it is said that he has laid aside over $60,000 from his lecture receipts. Henry Watterson perhaps comes next in the matter of earnings on the platform. Champ Clark, of Missouri, ranks high as a popular favorite and makes about twice as much as a lecturer as his con gressional salary. Monarch, as Linguists. Monarchs must know more than one language. King Edward, who trav cled so much, speaks French better than some Frenchmen, and also Ger man. The czar of Russia speaks French as well as his native tongue and knows the numerous dialects. Emperor William of Germany speaks French and English correctly, and is also well versed in Latin. The king of Spain, the youngest of all, speaks German with ease and also French and English. Because of his marriage he now practices the latter. The king of Portugal speaks French, English, German and Spanish. The king of Italy is a master of French and Ger man and is also well versed in the va rious Italian dialects. POSTUM CEREAL CO., LTD. Guarantee On Their Products. We warrant and , guarantee that all packages of Postum Cereal, Grape Nuts and Elijah's Manna hereafter sold by any Jobber or retailer, comply with the provisions of the National Pure Food Law, and are not and shall not he adulterated or mis-branded within tiie. meaning of said Act of Congress approved June 30, 190G, and entitled. "An act for preventing tho manufac ture, sale or transportation of adul terated or mis-branded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, liquors, and for regulating traffic there in for other purposes." Post cm Coital Co., Ltd. , C. W. Post, Chairman, Battle Creek, Mich. Dec. 12. 1906. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of December, 1906. Benjamin F. Reid, Notary Public. My commission expires July 1, 1907. Our goods are pure, they always have been and always will be, they are not mis-branded. We have always since tho beginning of our business, printed a truthful statement on tho packages of the incrrdlmts contained therein and we stand back of every package. CAN. Near? 203.CCO cf an Increase In Cana da's Imrr.lQration in 10C6. Tr ') prepress cf a new country cca not 1 c better ascertained than by not ing tho lncreato of railroad mileage In lt3 transportation system, and, Judged by thl3 standard, the Canadian West lead3 all tho countries In the world daring tho current year. Thirty years ago there was not one hundred miles of railroad west of tho Great Lakes, and very little prospect of a trans continental routo for many years to come, but by the end of 1S85 the Canadian Pacific Railway was within measurable distauce of completion, and last year twenty years later over C.000 miles of railroad traversed tho provinces of Manitoba, Sas katchewan and Alberta. In the past year the work of rail road construction has been vigorously prosecuted, and by the end of 100G. come r,000 mlle3 of completed railroad has been added, making a tctal of ! fully 11,000 miles In tho three great grain producing provinces of Canada. Such an increase in the transportation facilities cf the country is bound to make good times not only In the dis tricts where the railroads are being built, but throughout the entire west. Allowing $20,000 a mile for construc tion, the sum of $100,000,000 will be put la circulation, and this in Itself should cause good times to prevail in a land where work is plentiful, wages are high, and the cost of living is mod erate. -But the building of new railroads through Western Canada means a greater benefit to the country than merely the money put in circulation by tho cost of construction. Addition al railway building means the opening of new agricultural districts and an additional area under crops; a largely increased output of grain to foreign markets with consequent financial re turns; the erection of elevators and the growth of villages, towns and cit ies; and everything else that makes for the progress of national life, and the opening up of additional thousands of free homesteads, so extensively ad vertised by the Canadian government agent, whose address appears else where. It was stated on the floor of tho Canadian Parliament recently by a prominent representative that ten jears from now would see the bulk of the population of Canada residing west of the Great Lakes, and if the work of railway building during the present year is any criterion, tho prophecy made by the Canadian states man may be easily fulfilled inside of the time stated. During tho present year no less than 189,064 persons have found homes in the Canadian west, of whom 57,796 were Americans who have seen the great possibilities of this new West, and have decided to cast in their lot with it. Certainly, our neighbor north of the 49th parallel Is making a great record, and deserves the success that appears to be coming its way. Chinese Superior to Japs. Discussing the little rumpii3 with Japan, Senator William A. Clark ex presses the opinion the Chinese in this country are superior to the Jap anese. "I have loaned thousands of dollars to Chinamen," said the sena tor, "and never have I known one to fall to meet his obligations." He em phasized his opinion as to the superior ity of the Chinamen by calling atten tion to the fact that the Japanese in their banking institutions employ Chinamen in positions of trust in preference to their own countrymen. Plan Fine Railroad Hospital. The Southern Pacific Railroad com pany has bought in San Francisco a lot on which it will erect at once a $250,000 railroad hospital. Positively cored by these Little rills. Tlicy also relieve Dis tress from Dyspepsia. In digestion and Too ne&rty Eating; A perfect rem edy for Dizziness. Nausea, Drowsiness, Bod Taste In tho Mouth, Coated Tongue, Pain in the stde, TORPID LTVER. Tliey CARTERS C"3lTTiE IVER regulate the Bowels. Purely Vegetable. SUALL FILL ' SMALL DOSE. SKILL PRICE. Genuine Must Bear Fac-Simile Signature REFUSE SUBSTITUTES. CARTERS 7lTTlE I flVER I I PILLS. STOVE POLISH ALWAYS READY TO USE. NO IRT, DUST. SMOKE OR SMELL. NO MORE STOVE fOUSH TROUBLES WHY NOT GO SOUTH ? WhMi work run be carried on the entire rear, where u lands arc fertile and product! and where will not have to battle avmnn the clement, nf a frosen emtntrv. Ynn ahonld aeml a i.ft o.M tn J. W. WIHTIC, Gen. It Ml. Arent. 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TO CUKE A COLD IS OMR OAT Take LAX ATI VK UllOMO Quinine Taaeu. Iftvr (I. a refund mooe If it falia 10 cure. B. W OKOTE b aiguature ia on eacn box. 26c, Death is a welcome relief to th man who is forced to hustle IS hours a day in order to keep the premiums ob his life Insurance policies paid up. Important to Mothers. riantce ccrefully every bottle of CASTOTtIA, a afe and eure remedy for iuftnti anl childr.Ji, and see that It Bear the Signature 2a Uk For Over 30 Ycurs. The Kind yoa liare Alwaja Uoajot. I!eward for American Sailor. A few months ago Capt. Matthew Turner, of San Francisco, owner of schooner, rescued the crews of two Norwegian vessels that had been wrecked in the South Pacific. He has Just received a handsome silver coffee set from the Norwegian government la acknowledgment. $100 Reward, $100. The readere or tbla paptr will be pl?a.-.ei t !nrt that there In at leau one Ureaued dlteaa that science hmt been able to cure la all tit ttatce. and tbat la Catarro. Hall's Catarrh Cure It the only piUv cure now known to trie medical freteroltv. Catarrh being a cotmltuilunal diaeas. require a con mo tional treatment. lUil'e Ctarru Cure le t.waa let ternally, actios directly upjo .he blood and m jcoet tarfacet of toe ny.tem. tticrehf detiroytnf the foundation of the dUeaie, and Riving the pitlent ttreoictn by hulldlnj up the cnt!iula aij atiiat Ing nature In doing It wurlc. Tbe proprietors Dave o inucb fattb In lit curative power that they ottr One Hundred Dollars for any owe tbat 1; tilU tt cure. Send for ll.t of teatlmoulals. Address K. .1. CUKXKr & CO., Toledo. O. Sold by all UruiuNu, 7SC. Take lien's Family nil for constipation. Water en a Battleship. As many as 8,000 gallons of fresb water are used in a large battleship dally. About two-thirds of this is taken up by the boilers, and the re mainder is used for drinking, washing, cooking, etc. When the store which she has taken out with her from port has been used up, a e33el has t de pend upon her condensers for farther supplies. Every modern warship is fitted with evaporating machinery ts distil the salt sea-water. Master of Many Languages. Gen. Picquart, French minister of war, is a sort oi Admiral Crichton, for, besides a wide general cultivation, he reads, writes and speaks Russian, German and English and Italian. Such knowledge of language Is not common with Frenchmen, even those of educa tion, but Gen. Picquart8 facility is, ex plained, perhaps, by the fact thaat be is an Alsatian. The Alsatians hare long been noted In France for tha readiness with which they acquire languages. Canadian Government Free Farms Over 200,000 Amerkww Jarracrn who have ct lled in Canada during the jva.t fere veara teer. fy to Die fact'tliat Can. 1a is, beyond questioar. tbe greateet farming land iu the worl il. OVER NINETY MILLION BUSHELS of wheat from the harvest of meem fcood money to the farmers of Wttrm Canada h; the world ha to be fed. Celtic Raiding. Dairy ing and Mixed Farming are a Wo pruutaUie calk ing. Coal, wood and water in abundance; churchea and schools convenient; marketa easy of acces. Taaea low. For advice and information add rem the Super intendent of Immigration, Ottawa, Canada, er mr aiilho'iied C.inadiaq Government AeenL M. V. McINNES, 6 Avenue Theatre Btixk, De troit, Michicaa; or C A. LAURIER, Sank Su. Marie, Mickigaa. JOINTHEHW Which enlinta for 4 year roung men of iro character and sound vhyxkal condition ttwe the agei of 37 ami 25 as apprentice teamen: p portunlties for advancement: pay fl6 to 7 month. Klectrlcians, machinists, blacksmith. coppersmah. yeomen (clerka). carpenters. hir fitters, firemen, musicians, cooks, etc, hetwre 21 and 35 years, enlisted in ODeclal ratmjrs wu suitable pay. Retirement on three-fourths p and allowances after 30 years service. Appli cants must be American cititene. First clothing outfit free to recruits. TJpost dischiiree travel allowance 4 cente per mile t place of enlistment. Bonus four months' t and increase in pay upon re-entistsuest withie four months of discharge. U. S. NAVY RECRUITING STATION, tim. 33 Lafayette Avenue. . DETROIT. MICH. SISTER WRITE ME and 1 wiilpxHvt yoa lnsl:ilri wrapper. OUVAiy IrttAIMtrllUN IHIAI ir it cares, aenn re one do lr. If not. . iomi, ii tm.i miner Irotn Piles. KolUnc mf In Wmh, iNMr in.-tl-.wn u, s. i, l( t ...)!,. H ....... nrrl.M. TlfslflttM i row it,, si i rittliLti'is-nand tabic enre. r-'enil rue rn iiiwner niT rjme ami aMris to MR3. A. R. OWENS, Dollcvlllo, N.J. W. N. U DETROIT, NO. 1, 1907.