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Mm "irrf p$mm ti&-x x x . .. . . . . . . . . ..: . ' t 3?l . .. WILLIAM M'KINLEY. The twenty-fifth president of the United States was n native of Nlles, corn la 1843. Mr. MeKlnley was the twenty-fourth man to hold the office, but la called the tweuty-Uflh president because Mr. Cleveland, having been elected the second time after an Interim, Is known ua thy twenty-second au4 twenty-fourth president. McKinley rose to the rank of major In the civil war. He became a lawyer, served several terms in congress with conspicuous abilltj and was elected governor of Ohio in ISM and ujraln In ls'.3. He defeated .William J. Bryan for the presidency in 1M i and 10OO. Tresideut McKiulej was assas mated by Leon Czolgosz at ISuflalo, N. Y.. Spt. G, 1U01. 10 USE A BALLOOI BECKER WILL CAMPAIGN WISCON SIN IN AERIAL CRAFT. "Boy Mayor" of Milwaukee Will Keep Up Reputation for Being Odd in Race for Governorship of the State. Milwaukee, Wis. Sherhurn M. Becker, the "boy" mayor of Milwau kee, who, having been successful in conducting his campaign for mayor from an automobile, has now decided to enter the race for governoship of Wisconsin, and will use a balloon this time for campaign purposes. Hccker was nly 29 years of age when elected mayor of Milwaukee two years ago after a whirlwind campaign. His race for governorship promises to he equal ly sensational. "I shall use either a duplicate of SlaJ. Hershey's United States, with which the American representativo competed In the St. Louis balloon races," said ex-Mayor Decker in tell ing of his plan to campaign from an airship, "or I shall buy the United States and rechrlsten it Wisconsin when I start to campaign the state. I am thoroughly in earnest in my plan to run for governor with a bal loon Instead of a touring car as I at first Intended, and I will surprise the farmers, you bet. "You see, It's thl3 way. The peo ple up the state read about my way of doing things, and they simply say: 'He's a crazy fool.' Hut they are on the watch Just the same. Then when I get to them I hand them solid com mon sense and politics straight with out any of the freak about It. "That's the way I am going to make the campaign this year. I will go up In a balloon and light when I feel like It, and it's a cinch that when we get to earth there'll be a crowd there to hear me speak. Then is when I'll get in my real work. They come to eee the boy candidate, and they get pound common sense. The result is that they think the logic they hear Is a heap better than It really Is, because they expected something so much dif ferent. 'Two years ago, when I beat Davo Rose for mayor of Milwaukee, I was called the boy candidate, and even my friends thought I was a fool to enter the race. They first told me I couldn't get the nomination, 1 but I fooled them, and then I won at tho election. Teople came to hear me because my motto was 'The Young Man In Politics,' and they went away having heard nothing more sensation al than any other campaigner would give them." ThAt In brief, is the system under which Milwaukee's "Hoy Mayor" works his canualms, Ho turned from a ft , cotillon leader to supervisor, ana m j the county board he exposed a print ing graft and saved the county $35,000 a j ear. He then decided to run for alderman, and his friends laughed at him. lie was elected and mad such a record that he was able to run for mayor and win that, too. His famous coffee automobile did much to help him In the city cam paign. When he was alderman he had one of his automobiles fitted up with a huge coffee pot, which he could start a-boiling when there was a fire, and I Ik coffee would be hot when ho ! reached the scene of the conflagra tion. Whenever there was a big fire ih was notified and a quick hitch i harness for a runabout, which he had i at first, adopted, was soon supplanted i by the autmobile. j In his city campaign he started a series of smokers, furnishing corncob . pipes and tobacco, and when he ad dressed a meeting he would. Instead of standing on the platform, sit among 'the listeners and talk conversat.ional- i ly. This won votes and he proposes to adopt the same tactics when he runs for governor. At Chicago recently he decided upon the balloon means of reaching the country districts. He met C. A. Coey, on enthusiastic automohllist and aero naut, and arranged his plan for a bal loem campaign almost instantly. Triolet By a Billiard BalJ. i Acilnft the cushion she reclines ' When my cue conicH, I'll kiss her! Her ivory cheek so purely shines Apilnst the; cushion! She reclines In it: ni r im o of my designs Fate f;i:int I may not miss her! Ap;ihmt the cushion she reclines When my cuo comes, I'll kiss herl Cleveland Leader. He Could Prove It. "What was his excuse for not meet ing you last night?" "He a!d he was run down by an automobile on his way to the appoint ed place." "You didn't believe any such yarn as that, did you?" "Sure, I had to. You see, he was in the hospital when he told It to me." Detroit Free Press. A Difficult Profession. Miss Antique Do you consider type writing a good profession for women? Miss Do Pretty (a successful type writer) Urn yea, but typewriting is very difficult to learn, and to make a success of it a woman should begin young. New York Weekly. The Business Blot. Mrs. Sprlggs Why tlo you leave those horrid blots In your letter to Mr. IMchman, asking for a business in terview? Mr. Sprlggs I want him to see that I am business man enough to use a fountain pen. New York Weekly., Fish or Animal. All organized living beings are anl inais, members of the anlma (breath ing) klngdem. The order Cetacea, to which the whale belongs, is higher up in the animal scale than the fish proper, Its members being mammals. bteathing through lungs, and bringing forth living young, which for a time t.ney suckle. The immediate ancestor of the whale evidently spent part of Its time on the land, having limbs where now are found tho whale's pad dles. New York American. Meat Tea. Cut a pound of lean meat Into thin slices, put into a quart and a half a pint of cold water, set it over a gentle firo where it will become gradually warm. When the scum arises let It simmer gently for about an hour, then strain It through a fine sieve or nap kin, let It stand ten minutes to settle, and then pour off the clear tea. An onion and a few grains of black pepper may be added. If the meat Is boiled till it is thoroughly tender you may mluce it and fiound it make potted i i AROUND THE HOUSE LITTLE THINGS THAT ALL MAKE FOR COMFORT. 8hoeitrlng Bag Will Be Found a Great ConveniencePreparing Fruits and Vegetables for the Table Regarding Cooks. The Shoestring Bag. Rig up a small wooden frame, making it twice the width you intend the bag to be and the length of the shoestrings. Secure with thumb tacks enough shoestrings to cover the frame and weave in and out or over one and under two, or whatever pattern is desired, the rest of the shoestrings. When the weaving process is entirely finished first catch the loose ends with the thread, and then unloose from the frame. Line and bind with silk or satin; make Into a small bag with ribbon strings. This is a very handsome bag, the material of which would never be suspected when the bag Is once finished. The tin ends of the shoestrings of course should be clipped off after the weaving process is finished. Preparing Fruits and Vegetables for the Table. All fruits and green vege tables, also dried or fresh mushrooms and figs, should be carefully inspected and washed before they are served at table or cooked, in order that no in sect life may be left hidden in some crack or corner. Spinach especially should be minutely examined and washed again and again In cold run ning water before it is put Into tho saucepan. Hidden under the spinach leaves close to the stems are small white worms which usually make their appearance in the spring aad fall. They so nearly resemble the leaf Itself that they are apt to be over looked. Regarding Cooks. De sure that your cook and other maids have comfoit able beds and well aired, nicely fur nlshed rooms; the cook especially, whose moods are apt to color those of the family, if she be well lodged In attractive quarters after her long day's work Is apt to look upon life more cheerfully. The maid's room, in an apartment. Is nearly always impos sibly small and cramped. If, however, it Is a nicely furnished room, with curtains and pictures, to make it home like, the maid will have some pride in keeping it neat. Children's Shoe Laces. To keep the children's shoe laces from untying have the ends of the laces wet before tying the usual knot. They will not come untied during the day. English Breakfast. The English have a knack of serv ing breakfast in a tempting manner. The silver toast rack with delicate slices of hot, crisp toast, the plate of hot muffins, well buttered, are quite a meal in themselves. Steaks and chops are rarely seen on an English breakfast table. Paeon is much used and often a dish of cold meat is seen on the table. The bacon is usually served In a silver breakfast dish" which has a receptacle for boiling wa ter underneath, which keeps the meat hot. It Is always crisp and beautifully cooked. There Is hardly a breakfast without eggs, but these are boiled at the table with one of the many devices for boiling eggs over an alcohol lamp. They are always placed In an lndlvld odl egg cup, and the top removed with the spoon. Keeping Filberts Moist. One ingenious housekeeper whose family is extremely fond of nuts has found a way to prevent that drying out of the kernel which is so disappoint ing after one has gone to the trouble of cracking a shell. When she lays In a supply of nuts In the early fall she packs them in salt, and always finds the kernels soft and full, even if the supply of nuts lasts till late spring. Salad Dressing. Three eggs, well beaten, one table spoon salt, two tablespoons sugar, two-thirds teaspoon mustard, one tablespoon cornstarch dissolved In one cup milk. Mix all together,' then add one 'up vinegar, and butter size of an egg. Cook In a double boiler, stirring frequently, till It thickens. This makes quite a lot, but It can be kept in jars ii a cool place several weeks. Lamb Stew. Take the neck or breast of lamb, parboil and cut In pieces, then put on in cold water, enough to cover it, adding a large onion cut fine, a large slice of bacon cut fine, black and red pepper and salt. After cooking until all bones can be extracted, add canned tomatoes and corn and half a pound of butter. Before serving add stale bread crumbs. Serve in a tureen. To Remove a Ring. Thread a needle with a strong thread; pass carefully under the ring head first, wind the thread tightly around tho finger regularly all down to the nail to reduce Its size. Then take hold of the short end of the thread and unwind It. The thread pressing against the ring gradually will remove it from finger. A Hint About Sewing. If you have a small place to gather on a garment do not put on your gatherer or do it by hand. Place the material under the foot, and, with a long darner, push the material as you sew. This saves time and gathers as well as the attachment Harper's Uazar. Cedar Chest. In lieu of a cedar chest, pieces of wood soaked in cedar oil and laid In drawers and closets will be almost as satisfactory. Visit our Job Department IN RADIUM FACTORY INTRICATE PROCESS OF MAKING PRECIOUS ELEMENT. Tons of Ores Treated for Two and Half Months in Large Sifting Tnks to Obtain Minimal Fragments of Salts. London. Physical theories have, In the course of the last few years, un dergone something like a revolution, due to the discovery of radiations, given out from certain substances, which radiations, although in visible to the eye, manifest themselves by the most varied effects. The typical representativo of theso substances is radium, or rather ita chemical compounds, as the element itself has not yet been isolated. Owing to the scientific interest attaching to this wonderful substance, and tho practical uses It Is liable to bo put to, especially in medicine, it will not bo amiss briefly to "record the compli cated processes required in its manu facture. Apart from their being somo of tho most Interesting substances known to men, radium salts are the most precious of all chemical compounds, one kilogram of radium bromide be ing estimated at about $80,000,000. Owing to this extreme cestllness. It will be understood that tho amount of radium generally handled In labora tories must be rather minute; and, as the effects of radium are of extraordi nary Intensity, those small quantities are quite sufficient to show any phe nomenon hitherto discovered. In order, however, to give an Idea of the enormous amount of material required to produce, even such min ute quantities as a few milligrams of radium salts, It may be said that whole 4 tv Sifting Tanks In a Radium Factory. wagon-loads of diverse- ores have to be submitted to a lengthy treatment in order to extract from them some minimal fragments. Py discontinu ing the various operations at a given stage the activity of tho radium salt can be varied at will, according to the special purpose It Is Intended for, and a whole scale of different Intensities can thus be readily produced. At a special radium factory recently Installed at Nogcnt-sur-Marne, the most varied ores are treated, and on their arrival are all taken to tho crushers, whereas their further treat ment varies according to tho kind of material. The method . described In the following applies mere particular ly to pitchblend, or rather to pitch blend residues as obtained In tho man ufacture of uranium which are tho most Important of radium-holding ma terials. The "gross treatment" Is car ried out In wooden tanks and cast iron tanks provided with stirring de vices. Each ton of residue will re quire five tons of chemicab and 50 tons of rinsing water. As radium sulphate always remains at the bottom of tho vessel, It Is found there at the conclusion of tho different operations (lasting about two and a half months), when one or two kilograms of impure radium bro mide will be obtained from each ton of residue. The activity of this radium-holding salt hardly exceeds CO to 60. Products of higher activity are ob tained by "fractionating" namely, by submitting the mixture of salts to a series of successive crystallizations in pure water, and in water contain ing some hydrobromlc acid. The dif ference of solubility of the bromides of radium and barium respectively 13 thus utilized, with a view to separat ing them from one another. After dis solving the various bromides, the so lution is saturated at boiling tem perature, and beautiful crys: 's aro obtained on cooling. ' These - y.sials possess an activity five times greater than the originally dissolved salts, and by repeating the same operation over and over again, products of ever-increasing actlvit are obtained. Wrhile the first fractional operations are still carried out on a commercial basis, the more minute operations re quired to treat the products of higher activity are necessarily performed in the laboratory of skilled chemists. At the end of this difficult treatment only one to two milligrams of bromide are found to remain from each ton of original residues, but this minimal amount shows an activity 2,000,000 times higher than metallic uranium. The most Important part of tho fac tory is. the laboratory, where chemical analyses and siectroscoplc tests are carried out, In addition to measuring the activity of each product, as well as of the emanations they aro liable to produce. The apparatus used In thl3 connection have been designer! by tho discoverers of radium. Better Subscribe rilit now. ST ill ill W?:Ay.-7 r-c.f IN BATTLE OF LIFE MATTER OF DIET IS MOST IMPOR TANT FEATURE. In Consequence the Asiatic, with His Diversified Feeding, Has Manifest Superiority Over the White Races of the Earth. A conspicuous factor In the bat tle of life is omnivorousness, or di versity of fe'edlng. That animal which has but a single plant, for instance, which It can use for food, may bo an nihilated by frost or grub or any other causo which would remove tho plant for a single season, says a writer In the Pacific Era. . That which feeds In discriminately on all plants will find abundant sustenanco under more ad verse circumstances. That whose stomach receives vegetable or animal food with equal favor has a still bet ter chanco for surviving; and that which can catch the most various sort of prey Is more apt to have prey al ways at its command than that whoso powers in chase, whoso courage or whose strength can overtake or over come' only tho most slow-moving or weakest animals. Man, tho most per fect of animals, and the one who In tho present conditions of the earth could survive all others, has attained to his position of mastery largely be cause he Is, of all animals, the most omnivorous. Of all tho varieties of man tho Asiatic, and especially the Chinaman, is most diverso in his food. All Is meat to him animal or vegetable, in tho air, on the earth or in the waters under tho earth. He can gorge him self with joy on the abundant meat diet of the Englishman; he can dine comfortably and happily upon a brace of mice, or eke out life for wcek3 upon a ?ew handfuls of rice. And all the time ho can work withcut ceas ing. Ho can pack more of I1I3 kind upon an acre of ground than any New York tenement life can show, and live there In what ho regards as tolerable comfort. In this he has precisely the same advantage over tho white man as the European had over the original inhabitants of this country, and as tho Englishman had over the natives of Australia. It Is really, therefore, those char acteristics of tho Asiatic which we most despise, and which we regard as constituting his Inferiority to ourselves his miserable little figure, his pinched and wretched way of living, h!3 slavish and tireless industry, his Indifference to high and costly pleas ures which our habit of generations almost makes necessities, his capacity to live 1n swarms In wretched dens where tho white man would rot If he did not suffocate all these make him a most formidable rival for ultimate survival of the fittest. Our ancestors emerged from tho broad and roomy environment of pas toral and savage life only a few cen turies ago, and our life-sustaining fac ulties! represent what has been stored up by heredity In tho period which has since elapsed. Tho eastern Asiatic emerged from these condi tions at a rerlod so remote that no human record or tradition can be found so old as to refer to a time when China and India were not too populous for the conditions of savage life. The accumulated experience of countless ages is, therefore, stored up in the Asiatic's food getting and food saving capacity, and those ages prop erly and fairly represent hl3 superior ity over us in the battle for the sur vival of tho fittest, If that battle i3 to be fought in a fair field with no favor, In open and undisturbed competition. Good Game for Girls' Party. A game that will be of interest for a young girls' party should be con ducted by a good story teller. Tho girls aro placed In a circle around the story teller. She begins a narrative and must Include tho names of the girls. Every time a name Is men tioned the girl must get out of her chair and Into another ono before the speaker Is seated. Every one must make a scramble to protect her seat and keep the story teller on tho floor. A new story Is told and every time the word "love" is mentioned, each girl must change her place. Tho speaker alms to get a chair before ten minutes elapse, or she must pay a forfeit. No Cause for Alarm. "Look, officer!' shouted the excited citizen. "That big department store is afire." "What makes j-ou think so?" asked the officer, calmly. "Why. don't you see all those wom an shoppers coming down the fire e capes?" "Oh, yes; but that is not tho sign of fire. You see, they can't get through the revolving doors with thoso big tats." Museum for Lawyers In Paris. The French palace of Justice, like tho department of foreign affairs and tho police headquarters, Is to have Its museum, and it will not bo tho least Interesting of the collections of Paris, for tho department possesses numer ous documents which will bo of in terest to lawyers all over tho world. The Idea of a museum of Justice is no. longer a mere project, for an organi zation committee of famous Judges and lawyers Is busy arranging It, and It Is to bo opened beforo long. New York American. Crushed Possibilities. Fat Reporter Why wa3 my story killed? Editor An act of mercy. You fell 1own on It firsL I For Job Printing" THIS FINE i Miller-Harris Furn. Co. HEADQUARTERS FOR A Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, Curtains and Un 15 dertaking LADIES Don't forget, my rooms are over People's Savings Bank and all ladies wishing hair work done give me your Attention I buy cut hair and combings and have a fullline of Switches Curls, Puffs, Pompadors and Gibson front. All colors and sizes, or do any kind of work to order. If you have cut hair or combings now is your oppor tunity to have your work done in your own city. My styles are the latest and prices right I also do facial and scalp mas sage, shampooing, singeing and clipping the hair. I carry a full line of high grade concen trated toilet articles. Mrs. S. L. Wright Dartmouth Tale Revivea. Awhile ago an Item started the rounds of the college papers, begin ning, It appeared, with the Dally llllnl, at the University of Illinois, and working like a soft-nosed bullet both ways through the college publications. The story was about what was called a recent happening at Dartmouth. It detailed how the tax assessor of the district of Hanorer, N. II., decided re cently that tho students of Dartmouth college ought to pay taxes. There upon the students decided that if they could be taxed they also could rote. So at a town meeting the students, who far outnumbered the other resl dents, united in support of two proj ects. Ono was to have erected & schoolhouso 500 feet long and one foot wide, and the other to have laid a boardwalk from Hanover to Leb anon about five miles away. Immedi ately thereafter the tax assessor made up his mind that the students need not be taxed. "Well," said a Dartmouth '95 man when he was told about the anecdote, "that used to be a favorite story when I was in college. I wonder who started that up again." BELDING MARKETS Corrected each week on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Wbcat-rcd .-. $ 88 Wheat-white 88 Corn ... "5 Oats 52 Flour, per cwt 2 40 Beans 2 CO Hay, baled per ton 9 00 Potatoes, Hutter 17 Eirffs 16 Apples, per bushel SO Chlckens-llve 07 08 Drcfscd Chickens.... 10 Cattle-live 2504 00 Cattle-dressed 5 006 00 Hogs-alive 4 00 Hogs-dressed 5 005 SO Hides H T(w mm&m Graham S rjir3Din LScdo 7:40 a. m. and 9:00 p. m. interurban cars from Grand Itapida connect with Steamer at Macatawa for Chicago. FOBE08MS FRO&,10 ,00 Cln connection with P. M. Ry. at ITolUnd and St. Joseph lor Chicago. I ll rl lit In rwrTd to chanra thla cbdul without nolle. Dock, OMocso, Foot of IVa&asA Avonzso. ROCKER Made, of Quarter sawed oak fiuely pol ished formerly sold for $4.50 Our Price $3.50 EXCURSIONS VIA TMD Pere Marquette Tuesday July 28, '08 To Niagara Falls Alexandria Bay, and Quebec For rates, time of trains, routes, etc ask agentF. II. F. Moeller, G. P. A. EXCURSIONS VIA THB Pere Marquette Sunday JULY 26 to Grand Rapids ROUND TRIP FARE 65c Train will leav BELDING at 10:22 a.m. Returning; leave GRAND RAPIDS at 6:15 p. m. EXCURSIONS VIA THB Pere Marquette Sunday July 26, 8 To LANSING r Round Trip Fares To Ionia 25 To Grand Ledge $ 65 To Lansing 75 Train will leave Belding at 10:05 a. m. Returning, leave Lansing at 6.-00 a. m.