THE BEtDING BANNER
TRADE IN REPTiLES.
' The trade In snake skins docs not at
first thought suggest itself as one re
quiring largo capital or very compll
cated organization, at least In this
country. But In the far east things
are different, says the Boston Herald
The Java Keptlle Skin Company has
been incorporated In .the island of
that name, with n capital of $40,000.
branches will be established in a num
ber of places throughout the island,
where live snakes .will bo purchased
from native hunters. Great stress is
placed upon buying the reptiles alive,
since the skin is much more valuable
If the snake is skinned while yet alive.
Live snakes 12 to 18 feet in length
bring good prices; while dead snakes
are a drug In the market. The woman
who wears with pride a daintily bound
snake skin card case will probably not
give a thought to the fact that the ma
terial was stripped from a living
snake. Ever since the episode in
Eden some few thousands of years ago
snakes have apparently had noright
to having their feelings considered.
Statesmen in America realize, hays
the Spectator, "that it would be little
short of a national disaster if the com
mand of the sea were lost by Britain
and were to pass into German hands."
The English, we are told, are our
silent partners in the Monroe doc
trine, which a Germany that ruled the
sea would not respect. Hut what dan
ger is there of German's ruling the
sea? Her navy is not yet half as
strong as the British, says the New
York World. No foreign army has
brought war to English soil for 800
years. The German emperor has done
some warlike talking, but Germany
has kept peace for nearly forty years.
The present frantic condition of Brit
ish nerves is pitiful. It is, as Dr. But
ler told the Mohonk peace conference
last week, "the greatest present ob
stacle to the limitation of armaments
and the chief menace to peace."
The Chicago Judge who held the
other day that a woman who has ob
tained a decree of divorce and has not
remarried is entitled to alimony when
ever her former husband becomes
capable of paying It, delay in making
the claim being.no bar, may start
other proceedings of the same sort,
for lawyers generally approve of the
decision as good law. Of course where
a woman has accepted a stipulated ali
mony at the time of the divorce she
is bound by her stipulation. But the
man whose wife is glad enough to get
rid of him without asking for alimony,
and who has since acquired wealth,
even if he has married again and
raised a second family, will now be
worried by the bugaboo that "heavy,
heavy hangs over his head." Perhaps
the situation may incite good conduct
which In some cases will avoid provo
cation for divorce.
The passing of the cowboy, like that
of the Indian, is a loss to the pictur
esque in the life of the west; but it
means a gain to civilization, says the
"Washington Herald. The Indian dis
appears in tradition more squalid than
poetic; but the white cowboy, with
the energy of his race, becomes him
self a producer instead of a mere
herder, of wealth. The change is a
gain also to the consumer, for not only
is the labor cost of the product les
sened, but the living animal reaches
the abattoir comparatively fresh from
the grazing land, without the necessity
of refattening at the end of a long, ex
One college professor having de
clared that he can signal Mars, an
other one is convinced that he can
talk to that planet by means of an ar
tificially constructed rarefied atmos
phere. But, even if the last dream is
realized, experiment may get another
drawback by the discovery that the
'Martian language may be something
on the order of Volapuk or Esperanto.
-A man drank two quarts of whisky
;ln two hours In Philadelphia to win a
bet of one dollar. He will drink no
more, and his executors doubt whether
the dollar will go far toward paying
A Massachusetts man shot a deer
feeding in his strawberry patch. Any
deer that would attempt to feed in a
Massachusetts strawberry patch at
this season of the year ought to be
A contemporary suggests the return
of tils poll tax to every man who goei
to the polls and votes. The ballot box
Is better off without than with the
vote of a man who has to be paid tc
go to the polls.
Persistent vlplators of the speed
laws should, after a certain number oi
offenses, have their licenses taker
from them. A fine to such Is merely
a part of the necessary running ex
pen sea and is no protection to the pub
lic from their recklessness.
THESE ARE EVIL
BISHOP WILLIAMS'S SCATHING
SERMON ON AMERICAN
SAYS WE ARE INHUMAN
His Views Regarding Wealth, Educa
tlon, the People and the Trend of
Public Affairs Vigorously Set Forth.
IU. Rev. Charles D. Williams, Bish
op of Michigan, preached in St. Bar
tholomew's Episcopal church, New
York, Sunday, a sermon, of which
It is said, John the Baptist never
preached a more scathing evangelis
tic sermon In the wilderness or any
where else against an Israel that was
satisfied with itself because its father
was Abraham. He admitted that it
was an odd sort of Fourth of July
Said Bishop Williams: "Even on the
anniversary of the nation's birth and
at the risk of being counted sensa
tional, I shall venture to mention
some things wherein Americans com
mit the sins against which John the
Baptist and Jesus Christ preached.
"One thing is that of our wealth.
We are more crudely materialistic
than any other people on earth.
"We cannot tell the difference be
tween bigness and greatness. -
"Bigness is material. You can meas-d
ure It with a tape. Greatness is spirit
ual. It is that which God alone can
"We call New York and Chicago
great cities. Are they?
"They are big monstrously big
but have they the civic conscience
that Is necessary to greatness? Com
pare them with Athens of old. with
some of the small cities of Europe
of the present day, where real prob
lems of humanity are being worked
"As a people we are big in land.
we are big In energy, we are big; but
in any of these are we great?
What are our national ideals?
Have ' ciiy? I fear we 'nave not.
"Wit arc, so individualistic that the
nation has hardly an existence.
"The state seems to exist to take
care of persons especially rich per
sons. Congress is just now spending
its time looking after particular Inter
ests. It is the individual and if he
is cared for the devil can take the
"We are inhuman. We care little
for art, for sentiment, or for any
thing that cultivates humanity. We
have a horror of being called senti
mental. "Our universities teach trades, not
the higher life. We turn out grad
uates fitted to get rich, and when
they get rich they do not know how
to use, much less enjoy, their
While making a preat show of pa-
tlotism, the people of the United States
refuse to take up the. simplest obliga
tions of their citizenship. They would
not "soil their dainty fingers with
dirty politics," even In the effort to
make them clean, he said. He di
agnosed latter-day troubles as fol
"This false patriotism of Idle pride
In our past and blind confidence in
our future has so possessed the pop
ular mind that he who ventures to
criticize our national character makes
himself a prey of popular fury and
scorn. The greatest need of America
today is a line of prophets to con
vince us of our sins sins that are
palpably manifest to all who are not
wilfully blind, sins which have In
variabl5', throughout the whole course
of history, brought In their train the
declines, and fall of nations.
Concluding, the bishop said that he
saw signs of Improvement, and that
he believed that If Christian peple
would stop in their mad rush for
wealth long enough to consider whith
er they and the nation are going.
America might not know the fate of
Israel and of Rome.
Two Grand Rapids women have
started 10,000 damage suits against
saloonkeepers of the county. Mrs.
Georgia De Clopper asks that Chas.
W. Baker, of Byron Center, and An
ton Bieber, of North Dorr, give her
that amount, because, she alleges,
they sold liquor to her husband, and
he later was struck by a Lake Shore
train and lost all the fingers of his
right hand, besides sustaining severe
cuts about the head. "
Mrs. Jessie Evans says that on Jan
uary 25, 1909, after she had osted
notices with them and other saloon-
Ists not to sell him lfuor.' Orln Lake
and John Hart, of Cedar Springs, fur
nished whisky to Claude Emmons, her
son, and the latter either fell or laid
down on the G. R. & I. tracks and
was killed by a train.
During a childish quarrel, Albert
Yates. 10 ypars old, of Auburn, shot
his playmate. Genevieve Kenell, with
a 22-caIibcr rifle. The wound Is not
serious 'In itself, but blood poisoning
Is ieared. f
Unable to secure whisky or beer In
the down town saloons of Bay City
Sunday becaifse of the tightness of the
lid," George Carroll, a one-legged
shoestring and pencil mendicant, pro
cured a bottle of raw alcohol which
he drank and is now dead.
The doting of the First National
bank of Ironwood has caused no un
usual exeitempnt, most of the depos
itors being of the opinion that they
will be paid In full. It is said that
steel trust Interests who were after
the bank two years ago, will secure
control of It1 and reorganize aslsoon
as the affairs are straightened up.
InvfFtlgatlon by the Saginaw au
thorities has convinced them that
Frederick Miller, whose dead body was
found upon the street with a bullet
wound through the temple, committed
suicide while despondent at being af
flicted with an incurable disease. He
was the ion of a Cbesanlne farmer.
Saginaw saloonlsts defied thi of
ficials and refused to close July Z.
Eight wildcat skins and a wolf poll
brought $31 bounty to Thomas Moore
a Marquette trapper.
By a vote of 19 to 1. the Saginaw
council forbade the purchase of Ohic
coal by the local water board.
Sam David, a Syrian merchant ol
Spruce, blew off his right hand while
exploding cannon firecrackers.
A huge swarm of bees sauntering
about the down town streets of Kaia
mazoo stopped business for an Itour.
. Flint city council. will call a special
election on the proposition to bond
the city for fSOO.000 for improve
T. A. Ely, of Gratiot county, has
succeeded Horatio S. Earle, of Detroit,
in active charge of the state highway
Because of stringent pure food or
dinance, some dairymen will stop
shipping milk into Pontiac, and will
send It to Detroit instead.
Grand Rapids police are unable to
find a reason for the attempt of an
unknown man to shoot Fred Strenlow,
furniture employe, in his home.
After four years' chase. Melville F.
Myers has been arrested in Chicago
for the desertion of his crippled wife
and four small children in Flint.
The $210 back pay for services in
the civil war sought by David Sly for
40 years, reached Traverse City from
Washington the day after his death.
A 12-mlle railroad Is being con
structed from Dickinson county into
Marquette county, to tap a timber
tract containing close to 20,000,000
Traveling state officials will hereaf
ter be expected to turn in receipts
for all expense money spent while on
trips about the state on public bust
Upper peninsula farmers report
much damage, especially to the hay
crop, being done by a visitation of
grasshoppers. Oats are also being
Game Warden Pierce Is invest Igat
ing complaints that the Wisconsin
warden has seized fish shipments im
properly marked by upper peninsula
By the premature explosion of a
cannon he was-firing, 10-year-old Glen
Bentley, of Owosso, had an ear torn
off and was terribly burned about the
head and body.
The dog which bit 9-year-old Harry
Parsons, of Grand Rapids, In the face
has been killed, although not suffer
ing from rabies. The lad will be dis
figured for life.
The Ypsilantl Normal college sum
mer enrollment for the first week has
reached 1,283. which at the usual rate
of later enrollments will mean a prob
able total of 1.500.
In a collision In the log off Thunder
bay Island Tuesday morning, the
steamer W. P. Thew was rammed by
the big steel steamer Livingstone and
sank in 30 minutes.
Bernard Clark, of Niles, arrested
for shooting through a window at his
sweetheart because the had another
caller, has been bound over for trial
In the circuit court.
Harry G. Weaver, of Muskegon, for
mer Annapolis cadet, but expelled a
year ago for hazing, resucued lo-yoar-old
Fern Bailey from drowning in the
lake and is a local hero.
Florence M.' Brazmaler was married
for the seventh time and William H.
Flood started his third experience In
matrimony when they stand before
the preacher in Grand Rapids, Wed
nesday. A. $30 reward Is offered by Sheriff
Wagenseil, of Port Huron, for the cap
ture of Joe McDonald, who escaped
from a deputy while being taken to
Ionia to serve a term for attempted
Although A. C. Harger was given
the highest standing in the civil ser
vice examination for appointment as
postmaster at Orchard Lake, the place
has gone to Thomas O. Droulllard,
second on the list.
A drunken farm hand employed bj
William Morris, In New Haven town
ship, drove the family Into the second
floor of the house where .they barri
caded themselves while the drink
crazed man was smashing furniture
and dishes below. The sheriff was
telephoned for, and arrested the cele
brant. . The Detroit naval reserves will
leave August 8 on their annual cruise
on the Don Juan de Austria. The boat
will proceed directly to Thunder bay,
where It will join the reserve boats
from other states. The squadron will
then cruise to South Manitou island,
Lake Michigan, where about four
days will be spent in drills. On the
last day a sham battle will be fought
on the Island. The fleet will break
up at Mackinac island, the Detroit
reserves arriving home August J 8.
Several lives and a bad freight
wreck were averted by the presence
of mind of Mrs. W. 8. Adklns, wife
of the Michigan Central telegraph op
erator at Morgan, when the big mill
dam was carried sway by the high
water and the railroad bridge weak
ened by the rush of water from the
pond. Adklns tried unsuccessfully to
hold the westbound freight train at
Nashville, but was unsuccessful. Mrs.
Adklns heard the whistle and rushing
from her. home she flagged the train
with' a strip of red mosquito netting,
just before It reached the washout.
George E. Morrow, of Detroit, super
intendent of the Michigan Anti-Saloon
league, was the principal speaker at
the big "dry" rally held In Port Hu
ron Sunday, and declared that St.
Clair, Macomb and Lapeer counties
would throw out the saloons In the
The first ponderous concrete caisson
for the new government light being
constructed at Banks point In Mus
keeon harbor has been suuk. it U the
flm step In the construction of the
new experimental light, and If it
proves a success will probably revolu
tionize the method of marking the
' Rats Go to Canada.
Consul General John Edward Jones
reports that Winnipeg Is preparing for
an active campaign against rats.
which have Invaded Manitoba , from
the south, and are. described as
"marching on Winnipeg.'''
"The people look with serious con
cern upon the subject," says Mr.
Jones. "Recently the matter was taken
before the board of control ut Winni
peg with a view to devising ways and
means to check the rodent advance.
"Western Canada, especially the
grain belt, has ever been free from
rats, and the farmers are much con
cerned over their appearance and the
threatened destruction of their har
"The deputy minister of agriculture
is making a careful investigation of
the subject along the international
boundary, and will shortly make a re
port to the government."
Crazy Snake's War.
The late unpleasantness In the Lit
tie Tiger mountains has left Oklahoma
with a war debt. Because the theft of
a cow was the cause of the warpath
venture of Chief Crazy Snake and the
Marathon of Col. Roy V. Hoffman and
200 brave soldier lads over the Hick
ory Stamping Ground course, it .is
hoped that lawyers .will be able to
"construe the law" so that the horse
thief appropriation may cover the de
ficit. Col. Hoffman's unsuccessful excur
sion cost approximately $7,000. The
governor has a military appropriation
of $.1,000 with which to defray the
Hannman Shocked Them.
As if the hanging of a murderer in
the Stratford, Ont., jail yard was not
enough to shock and sicken the citi
zens of fine sensibilities, Hangman
Radcliffe has hammered In the mem
ory of the gruesome event by doling
out, in small sections, the rope which
the victim was hanged. He has also
parted with the black cap which cov
ered the murderer's head. Certain
citizens are proudly displaying their
bits of hemp and a local plumber has
the black cap on exhibition In his
Want White Men Only.
Concerned about what they suppose
to be the possibility that negroes may
be sent into the homes of white resi
dents of the south as enumerators to
gather information for the thirteenth
decennial federal census. Democratic
members of congress' will urge Presi
dent Taft to give instructions that
only white enumerators shall be em
ployed in districts touth cfthc Mason
and Dixon line.
The American Woman Suffrage as
sociation decided to establish nation
al headquarters in New York City.
Dotroit CiUtlc; Orv-fcd steers.
$:.7Sfii i$C; steers and heifer. 1.000 io
1.200 o'a $5.7S; r.teor.s and heifers.
800 to 1.000 )hy... $.2r?(r.; kihjis Pteera
nnl heifer thou are fat. fc(K to 1.000
lbs.. $4.2.r0( $.1; jrrafl steer nnd l eifers
lhat ure fat. 600 to 700 Ibsv. J3. "."(
$4.25; choice fat cows, $4.TU: fjool fat
cows. $3. J4; common cows, $2,501?)
$3; runners, $1.73 f $2.25; choice heavv
bull, $3.7ffa$4: fair to frond bologna,
bulls. $3.50: stock bulls. ? C (A .1. 2 3 ; choice
feeding steers. JS00 to l."00 lbs.. $4.50(f?
$4.75: fair feeding stccra. S00 to 1.000
Veal calves: Market. Mc to 50c low
er than lat week; bct, la $7.2i: oth
Milch cows and rpiinserf : Good,
steady: common, dull.
Sheep and lambs: Market. Rood stuff,
steady; common prras3 :uff. ,6(e lower.
Rest lambs, $8; fair to good lambs,
$6.50f $7.23; 1 i r ri t to common l.imbs,
$4.50r$3: yearlings. $Gd7$7; fair to
goo.d sheep. $4t-$4.25; cull.s onU com
Hogs: Market, 20c higher than last
week. Range of nrh-cs: L.l;?ht to good
hutchers. $7.60fz'$7.iM; nio. 5G.73Jr$7;
light yorkers. $7. L'fcJV. .'); staffs. 1-3
Kiit Buffalo. Cattle Freeh cows
nnd close-up springers sold abo-.it the
same as last week, but t!-e late spring
ers are not wanted and arc vry hard
to sell; best export ftcern. $.7.23;
best t.200 to 1.300-lb ihipplnr; eteers,
$.60 46.80: best 1.000 to J.lOO-lb steers.
$6 ft 6.20; light butchers' steers. $5.25 W
R.60; best fnt cows. $1.50(5 4.75; fair to
god cows. $3.75f.4: trimmer;!. $2,306)
?,; best fat heifers, $3.756; fair to
good. $1.50 f; r : common. $3.75(7 4 : best
feeding steerr, $1.25 4.f0; best Mock
ers. $44.25; common stockirn. $3.250
3.75: best hulls $4.25 ft' 4.50; bologna
bulls, $3.30$?; 4: stock bulls. $3.23frl 3.5':
best fresh cows nnd .''prlnjrcTfl, $40f
50; medium. $3(f';40: common. $204?
Hogs Market strong: honvv. $8,300
S.40; best yorkcrs. $8ft8.25; yorkers,
$7.75528; pigs. $7.-'.0ft7.50; roughs.
$7.10: stags, $5.50 (rfi.
Sheep Maiket active: best lamb,
18 ft. 8.60 ; fair to good $608; rulK $5ft)
fi.50; yearling;. $ . 7 T rj' : wethers, $5.25
7.5.50; wcs. $4 1.25.
I'ulvcn Slow; r. t. $7.735J8; heavy,
Detroit "Wheat: Cash N'o. 2 red,
$1.45; July opened unchanged at $1.17,
moved up to $1.17li. declined to $1.16,
advanced to $1.17Vj and closed at $l.l?i
September opened at $1.13, gained
dropped to $1.12i. advanced to $1.13,4
and closed at $1.13; December opened
nt $1.13V., advanced to $1.1.1. lost c.
advanced to $1.13".. and closed at
$1.1 3 i : No. 3 red, $1.42; No. 1 white,
$1.45; mixed white, 1 car at $1.45.
Corn: Cash No. 3. 76c; No. 2 yellow,
1 car on track at 7"c; No. 3 yellow,
77c: on track. 1 car at 76c.
Oats: Cash No. 3 white. 4 cars at
56Hc; September. 45c; No. 4 white, 1
car at 5$4c.
Hye: Cash No. 2. 8Pf asked.
r.eans: Cash, $2.30; October. $2.02.
Cloverseed: Prima October. $7;
March, 100 bags at $7.15.
Feed: In 100-lh. sacks, jobbing lots:
Hran. $29; coarse middlings. $30; fln
middlings, $31: cracked corn. $32;
coarse corn-meal, $31; corn and oat
chop, $30 per ton.
Flour: llest Michigan patent. $7.10;
ordinary patent. IC.fllJ; straight. $0.85;
clear. $6. .5; pure rye, $5 per bbl. in
wood. Jobbing lots.
Dos Moines. la., tobacco dealer es
timated that by midnight Wednesday
100.000 cigarettes had been purchased
by Des Moines neonle. The caie of
cigarettes in Iowa ended at that time,
and many tmokers bought nupplles to
last for months. .
Joseph Counter, of Thompson vllle,
Ct.. after playing ball In the hot sun
for several hours, stopped to pack Ico
In n bis Dtoroi refrigerator. The sud
den change df temperature chilled
him and he fey unconscious, remain-
inr. In that Ktafe ceveral hour?. For
tv.o lays he tvai deaf, dumb and blind,
lbs., sir$4.u: choice Ftockers. fi00 to
700 lbs., $4. 25(7 $4.50: f;lr dockers. 500
to 700 Jbs.. $3.75(5 $4: Mock heifers,
$3?7 $3.50; milkers, larpre. younp me
dium nsre. T40GS.".0: common milkers.
but la recorcrlrt.
eAND OP EAST INDIAN PIRATE?
WIPED OUT BY DUTCH
SUFFOCATED IN A CAVE
Twenty-eight Buried In One Trench
Some of Whom Were Women anc
Children Thirty-one Perished.
The stern methods of the Dutcl;
eoldlers in dealing with the semi-barbarous
East Ind'in. natives with whom
piracy continues an industry rathei
than a crime were dramatically illus
trated in the deliberate suffocation tc
death of some 30 Achlnese men, wo
men and children by a punitive ex
pedltlon on the Sunatra coast In earlj
June, according to advices Just re
ceived. The victims were supposed to be
the same daring and blood-thirsty
party that a few weeks previously
had attacked and plundered a trading
Junk off Japore, lulling the majority
of her crew.
The perpetrators of this outlawry
pursued by police boats from Singa
pore, took refuge In southern Suma
tra, where they established quarter?
in a roomy cave, to which they were
tracked by the Dutch troops, assisted
by local guides, whose enmity the
fugitives had incurred by forays and
Overtures were opened for the sur
render of the party, and the pirates
asked that one of the military officers
be sent to discuss the situation. For
this unpleasant duty a young lieuten
ant volunteered, only to be promptly
driven back, fatally wounded with
The pirates were then called upon
to surrender unconditionally, still be
ing guaranteed safety for their wo
men and children. Their reply was a
shower of spears and shots from the
firearms they possessed. Orders were
thereupon given that no mercy be
The commanding officers had fires
built at the cavern mouth, the smoke
frcm which poured inward in dense
clouds. When the fires were extin
guished and an entrance' gained, oi
the CI Achinese not one remained
The bodies of 2$, including several
women and children, were burled
in one huge trench and the avenging
force returned to Datavia.
Taking Castro's Wealth.
The recent reorganization of the na
tional cigarette factory of Venezuela
has completed the elimination of
former President Castro from all of
the many companies in which he was
a large shareholder. He held $1,000
000 In cigarette shares, but as the ma
jority of the shareholders voted to
liquidate the company at 10 per cent,
the ex-presldent will only get one
tenth of the value of his shares.
A similar operation has been suc
cessfully completed with the naviga
tion company of the Orinoco river,
which had the very lucrative mo
nopoly of the navigation of that great
waterway. Castro was frozen out by
the company going into liquidation
Today Castro's millions invested in
Venezuelan Industries have been sys
tematically reduced by his erstwhile
friends to a few thousands, and the
many lawsuits brought against him to
recover damages will readily dispose
of this remaining amount. Unless the
late dictator, provided for contingen
cies by depositing plenty of money In
Hie banks of Europe he will soon be
In want, as it Is very unlikely that
anything at all will be left of his
The Tariff Bill.
It Is confidently expected by sena
tors generally that the senate will
reach a vote on the passage of the
tariff bill by the end of the present
There is still much to be done and
many important features are to be
considered, but the measure has been
before the senate so long that men
of all factions and of both parties are
becoming tired of it. The income tax
question was regarded as the cul
minating issue, and with it dis
posed of Friday in accordance with
the finance committee's views, op
ponents of that organization seem to
have lost all heart.
Sugar Trust Indictments.
The American Sugar Refining Co.,
six of Its directors and two other
individuals were indicted by a fed
eral grand Jury in New York Thurs
day on a charge of consuiracv In re
straint of trade In violation of the
Sherman anti-trust law.
The individuals indicted are Wash
ington B. Thomas, president, and Ar
thur Donner, Chas. P. Senff and John
E. Parsons, of New York; Jo!ln May
er, of Morristovvn. N. J., and (Jeo. II.
Frazier, of Philadelphia, directors.
indictments also were found atalnst
Gustave E. Kissel and Thomas D. Har
nett, counsel for Adolph Segal. There
were 14 count In the Indictment.
The Ileal county. Ohio, local option
election resulted In a victory for the
"drys" by 132.
A landslip occurred at the works
connected with the .new dock, New
port. England, and as a result 40 men
were burled alive.
Owing to severe drought conditions
in Mexico, that government has abol
ished the duty or. wh.-st until Sep
tember 15. This means tbat the ex
port of Alberta grain to Mexico this
seapon will bo large. Besides th
wheat shipment? from Vancouver the
grain exporters of W::.'.lur.rncn will be
In the market with the product of that
A local option eltctlon will l e held
In Ilrlstol, Va., at an early date with
t view of mnklng the town "wet"
and supplying east Tennesse . which
went -dry" today, with liquid refresh
ments. Part of this place is In v.r.
ne?ee and Is now hopelessly "dry
WHAT WERE THEY THERE FOR
Reporter's Seemingly Superfluous
Question as to Happenings at
Postmaster General Meyer Is of a
serious turn of mind, but he has a bit
of humor in his makeup, nevertheless.
Being looked upon as the shrewdest
politician in the president's cabinet, he
is the objective point for newspaper
correspondents on cabinet days.
Last week as Mr. Meyer emerged
from the White House a newspaper
"Mr. Postmaster General, can't you
give us rome news about the cabinet
"There- really Is nothing to say," re
plied the cabinet officer. "We dis
cussed nothing of especial Impor
tance." MDo you mean to say you did not
discuss politics?" the newspaper man
The postmaster general burst Into
laughter. When he recovered his us
ual serenity he said:
"Do you suppose we were all muzzled?"
HER FRIENDS WONDER
How Mrs. Kessler Was Rescued from
Almost Certain Death.
Few have lived through such trials
and suffering from kidney disease as
were endured by
Mrs. Caroline Kess
ler of W. Main St.,
Paw Paw, Mich. Well
and strong again,
her case is thought
a miracle by her
friends. What Mrs.
through makes a
long story back
ache, rheumatism, dizzy and fainting
spells, urinary disorders, dreadful
bloating of dropsy and finally a com
plete prostration that defied raedical
skill and caused her to be given up.
Through the use of Doan's Kidney
Pills Mrs. Kessler is a well woman
and is willing to tell about her case
to anyone who cares to inquire.
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Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo-, N. Y.
A JOB FOR TWO.
"What you fellers got In that box?"
"It's all right, officer. We're takln
home Mamie Casey's hat wot she wore
at de lawn party last night!"
Alcohol and Tuberculosis.
The most prominent tuberculosis
specialists In the country agree that
alcohol w ill not cure consumption. Dr.
S. A. Knopf says: "Alcohol has never
cured and never will cure tuberculosis.
It will either prevent or retard recov
ery." Dr. Frank Billings of Chicago
and Dr. Vincent Y. Bowditch, ex-presidents
of the National Association for
the Study and Prevention of Tubercu
losis; Dr. Lawrence F. Flick of Phila
delphia and Dr. Edward L. Trudeau of
Saranac Lake, the founder of the anti
tuberculosis movement In this country,
are all of the same opinion. .
A Youthful Idea.
"See, my son," said an enthusiastic
parent, anxious to Impress the beau
ties and resources of nature, "what
beautiful green dresses of leaves the
trees have now, when in winter they
are quite bare."
"I guess," said the youngster,
thoughtfully, "that when winter comes
they pack these pretty green dresses
In their trunks, don't they?"
Delights Old Folks
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Force of Habit.
In spite of the Impediment in his
speech the fervent lover had nerved
himself up to the point of a proposal.
"Mum-Mum-Maud," he began, "I
mum-mum-may call you Mum-Mum-Maud,
may I nun-nun-not?"
"Why, yes, If you wish to, Mr. Chat
"That's rah-rah-right. Call me Ha
"Thank you, Mum-Mura-Maud, there
Is sus-sus-something very nun-nun-near
my heart that concerns yuh-yuh-you.
Can you gug-gug-guess what
"Why, no, Harry."
"Then I'll tut-tut-tell you. My dud-dud-darling.
1 lul-lul-love you. Wuh-wuh-will
you bub-bub-bub bub-be my
"Oh, Harry! This Is so sudden!"
Lazy Men Power Generators.
Learned Justice Betts of Kingston,
N. Y., says: "Lazy men have a right
to live." Our lazy men are our most
potent. History shows that as a rule,
with a rule's exceptions, our greatest
men had either Indolent or shiftless
fathers, as fathers of Shakespeare.
Lincoln, Napoleon, Bismarck and other
worthies indicate. On the other hand,
great men's children are few ' and
far between. Power In a lazy man is
accumulating, as in a colled spring,
but the great man has little or nothing
left for offspring. New York Timea.
Leave It to Him.
A Wichita man was fussing because
of his aching teeth. "Why don't you
go to a dentist?" asked one of hi
"Oh, I haven't got the nerve," waj
"Never mind that," replied the
friend, "the dentist will find "the nerre
all ' right." Kansas City Journal.
The crisp delicious,
made of Indian Corn.
A tempting, teasing
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"The Taste Lingers"
Sold by Grocers
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