OCR Interpretation

Hot Springs weekly star. (Hot Springs, S.D.) 1892-1917, November 04, 1904, Image 10

Image and text provided by South Dakota State Historical Society – State Archives

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn96090259/1904-11-04/ed-1/seq-10/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

"Esprit tie Corp*."
All the liny cripples In the neighbor
ing, ni the soli lenient house, together
v, i'! imv able-bodied children, had
p«im 'lasted on rake and lemonade.
in-.i me of the deformed mites was
to lr»me lio missed his coat,
V- M'.'sr.vh failed to lir.d. The young
vr.i::m wlio hail broil mutistoritijr h»
in- aatits of the company had sen
"I able-bodied jrsrls go out with
Kiii:i" 1 i.y under her shawl too bulky
In In- sec-reieil cake.
"II*:i!. my !c.ir, to .lenny," (-lie said
1" the lad«. "Ill picking up her
•diaw! perhaps she got hold of some
lliMr_ eise by mistake."
!.c Imv moved oil' on his stumpy
•ciNN-ii. ?i:i! when lie returned lie held
(In- i-i-ai Iriumph. 'I.'iio '•aceideni"
•liail 11:j111' nod .Ic.iiny had picked it up
i! the shawl. s:
'i si i-rip-'lcd children crowded close
run: -I i'.e yoiiii'. woman ill srivat" por
1 nrlv on. '1 heir self-respect had li.-en
Avii !i:i!'.-d. am! ihe.y looked disdainfully
at 1!. lew sound ehiidrcm among them.
.1- i:::j. o:n- df the lads said:
Mai-iiii, it aiii't one of ns tliat
did :. .lenny ain't si cr:pp!c .-die's
on a Sunday school!"' mm
C:::'eil Z5ei- Kheuiuat i.nih.
1' Valley, i'.i., Oct. ::i.- (Special.i
i:-.•!»- is ilce)) interest in (I recti coun
tin '/ure of !in little daughter
liipkey Uheiimatlsni. She
.i Lteai suueivr fur live or six
and 1101'umg seemed to do her
-ood till sin (lied litsdd's Kidney
,\ e.'i
She beg.-.ii lo improve almost at
and iiou kIk is cnroil ami can run
lii.v as oilier children do. Mr.
I'key says:
am indeed thankful for what
I Kidney I'iiis have done for
d.itijfb'or thoy saved her from be
-1 cripple perhaps for life."'
iid Kidney .1 'ills have proved
.th.uiuali.-m is one of the results
liseasod Kidneys. Kheninatism is
1 ..r|
by Uric Acid in the blood. If
Kidneys are right there can be no
Ai id in t.he blood and consequent-
Ithettmalism. Ijodd's Kidney
make the Kidneys right.
t'uld W nter, Sweating, I'urKinu, Vomit
si^iincl lllcisditi^ Were Mcmediea.
I ntloubtcdly the American Indian in
primeval .state was a line specimen
"I physical manhood. l)r. 15. .1. Kempt,
v. ho has made a carelul investigation
into frontier history, has found that
livfore the Indians were contaminated
1.\ ihe white race they never were af
iln-ied with smallpox, measles, tuber
uin..:s. gout:, scurvy, insanity, nerv
ous diseases nor any oilier of tin ills
and blood aflections which have in late
years made such terrible inroads upon
1 lu numbers and vitality of the red
men of this country.
The only bodily alllietions which Dr.
Kenijif reports to the Medical Ueeord
hat. he found among the aborigines
wi-re fevers and diseases produced by
enhl. such a.-5 pleurisy, pneumonia,
rheumatism, dysentery and •wounds
from accidents or battle. Naturally
ilie remedies of the Indians were sim
ple and few in number. When sick an
Indian refused ail kinds of stimulat
ing aliments, but drank profusely of
•cold \\Ja?er. 11 addition to this, in
proper cases the Indian resorted to
sweating, purging, vomiting and bleed
ing. ami finally, when all remedies
•••'tied lo be ineffectual, the medicine
ws:s called in to try his amulets
.-.'•il Jicarnatiyns on the patient.
'. ese methods of curt are still re
led to among blanket Indians who
removed from Ihe influences of
li7.ation. But before we smile or
o.iilenui thesepractices we should con
sider our own history. It was only a
few generations ago that our ideas of
Tr.edieine were almost as crude as those
of tiie Indians. The more intelligent of
I lie white people then, of course, did
not resort to imiscic and incantations,
but the concoctions which they manu
factured to euro diseases almost pass
belief. Oliver Wendell Holmes, in his
"Medical History of Massachusetts,"'
has made a permanent: record of some
of the practices then prevailing among
the colonists. Governor 'Winthrop was
a devout believer in Ihe efficacy of
Miivbugs, while tho Kev. Cotton .Ma
ther used upon his sick friends such
a'usurd and foul pellets and medica
ments as no Indian ever dreamed of.—
Kansas City Star.
What the Baby Needed.
1 suffered from nervousness and
headache until one day about a year
So it suddenly occurred to me what a
j.'reat coffee drinker I was and 1
thought may be this might have some
thing to do with my trouble, so I shift
ed lo tea for a while, but was not bet
ier, if any thing worse.
"At that time I had a baby four
months old tli.-.L we had to feed on the
b"ille, until an old lady friend told
me to try I'osinui l-'ood Coffee. Three
months ago comim.-uced using 1'os
tnm. leaving off the tea and coffee,
and not. only have my headaches and
nervous troubles entirely disappeared,
but siuco then I have been giving plen
ty of nurse for my baby and have a
iarge. healthy child now.
"I have no desire to drink anything
!nt I'ost-iim and know it has benefited
my children, and I hope all who have
children will Iry l'ostum and find out
for themselves what a really wotuler
t'::! food drink it is." Name givon by
I'c-dnm Co., Ha tile ("reek. Mich.
I'. .:! lea id coil'i ce.:ii:'.i:i quanti
ties of a poisonous drug called Cat'-'
i'einc that directly affects the heart,
kidneys, stomach and nerves. Postum
is made i'roru cereals only, scientific
ally blended to get the coffee flavor,
't'en days' trial of Postum in place of
tea or coffee will show a health secret
worth more than a gold mine. There's
a reasoji.
(Jet the book, "The Road to Well
Tille," lo each pkg.
Secret of tbe Plundered
:HAPT151t XVII.—(Continued.)
The clown thought that nt last he hud
Jul Hio mark. Mine. Fauvel began ro he
tray bigns of agitation. Once she mode
an attempt to rise trom the chair, but
it. seemed as if her strength failed her,
nml -lie sank back, forced to listen to the
"Kinnll.v, ladies and gentlemen," con
tinued the clown, "the richly stored
jewel cases became empty. The day
came when the mandarine had nothing
more to give. It was then ihat the
jomig scoundrel conceived the project of
/arrying off the jasper button belonging
to the Mandarine Li-Fo, which was kept
in a granite chest. All! the mandarine
resisted a long time. l.Jut her lover be
s-ought her so tenderly that she finally
yielded to his entreaties and—the jasper
button was stolen. The fourth picture
represents the guilty couple, stealthily
'•rceping down the private stairway see
lheir trightenod look—see
lie abruptly stopped. Three or four
of his auditors rushed to the assistance
of Mine, fauvel. who seemed about: to
faint, and al the same lime he felt his
arm roughly seized by some one behind
him. lie turned round and faced De
Olamer.'in anil I.agors, both of whom
were pale with anger.
"What, do you want, gentlemen?" he
inquired, politely.
"To speak to you," thev both answer
lie tullowed them to the end of the
picture gallery, near a window opening
in a balcony.
The sudden faintness of Mme. h'auvel
hail passe off unnoticed save by a few,
who atlrihut'cd it to the heat, of the
room. M. Fauvel had been sent for. but
when he came hurrying in. he found his
wife composedly talking to Madeleine.
Not. having as much control over his
temper as llaoul. M. de Clameran an
grily said:
"In the first place, monsieur, I wouI:l
like to know who you are."
"You want my passport, do you, my
lord doge? I left it in the hands of the
city authorities it contains my name,
nge, profession, domicile and every de
"You have just committed a gross in
sult! What do you mean by telling this
abominable story in this house?"
"Abominable! You may call it abom
inable, but I. who composed it, have a
u'.iferent opiilion of it."
"15nough, monsieur you will at least
have the courage to acknowledge that
your performance was a vile insinuation
against M. Fauvel V"
"Bless my heart!" cried the clown, as
if speaking to himself. "This is the
strangest thing I ever heard of. How
can my drama of the Mandarin Li-Fo
have any reference to M. Fauvel, whom
I don't know from Adam or Eve?"
"Do you pretend," said M. de Clam
eran. "to be ignorant of M. Fauvel's
"Ah, yes, yes, I remember. Ilis cash
ier ran off with three hundred and tifty
thousand francs. Pshaw! It is a thing
that almost daily happens. But as to
discovering any connection between this
robbery and my play, that is another
matter. If, unintentionally, I have of
fended the wife of a man whom 1 highly
esteem, it is his business to seek redress.
Perhaps you will tell me he is too old
to demand satisfaction if so. let him
Rent one of his sons. You asked me who
I am: in return ask you who you are
—you who undertake to act as Madame
Fauvel's champion? Are you her rela
tive, friend or ally? What right have
you to insult her by pretending to dis
cover an allusion to her in a play invent
ed for amusement?"
There was nothing to be said in reply
to this. M. de Clameran sought a means
of escape.
"I am a friend of M. Fauvel." he
said, "and this title gives me the right
to be ns jealous of his reputation as if
it were my own. If this is not a Kufll
cient reason for my interference, I must
inform you that his family will shortly
he mine I regard myself as his nephew.
Next week, monsieur, my marriage with
Mile. Madeleine will ho publicly an
This news was so unexpected, so
startling, that for a moment the clown
was dumb and now his surprise was
genuine. But he soon recovered him
self, and, bowing with deference, said,
with covert irony:
"Permit me to offer my congratula
tions, monsieur. Besides, being the belle
to-night, Mile. Madeleine is worth, 1
hear, half a million."
Haoul de Lagors had anxiously been
watching the people near them, to see
if they overheard this conversation.
"We have had enough of this gos
sip," he said, in a disdainful tone "I
will only say one thing more. Master
Clown, and that is that your tongue is
too long."
"Perhaps it is. my pretty youth, per
haps it is but my arm is still longer."
De Clameran here interrupted them by
"It is impossible for one to seek an
explanation from a man who conceals
his identity under the guise of a fool."
"You are at liberty, my lord doge, to
ask the master of the house who I am
—if you dare."
The clown stood by with a sardonic
smile, and after a moment's silence star
ed Clameran steadily in the face, and
in measured tones said:
"1 was the best friend, monsieur, that
your dead cousin ever had. I was his
adviser, and the confidant of his last
These few words fell like a clap of
thunder upon De Clameran. lie turned
deadly pale, and started back with his
hands stretched out before him, as if
shrinking from a phantom. lie tried to
answer, io protest against this .issenion.
but the words froze on his lips. His
fright was pitiable.
"Come, let us go," said Lagors, who
was perfectly cool.
And he dragged Clameran away, half
supporting him, for he staggered like a
drunken man, and clnng to every object
he passed, to prevent falling.
"Hello!" exclaimed the clown.
He himself was almost as much a*ton
lsbed as the ironmaster, and remained
rooted to the spot, watching the latter
a* he slowly left the room.
E I E A O I A 1
"Winn ran this mean?" he meriinm-l.
"Wrfy was lie so frightened? What ter
rible memory have 1 awakened in his
has" soul?''
The clown threw aside his banner, and
started in pursuit of Mme. Fauvel. II"
found her sitting on a sofa in the large
saloon, engaged in an animated coir er
sation with -Madeleine.
"Of ronr.-e tli«\v are talking over the
scene, bill. I have nothing more to do
here," he murmured "I might as well
go. too."
He completely covered his dress with
a domino, and started lor home, thinking
the cold, frosty air would cool his cou
I'rsed brain.
The clown walked up the Hue St La
zare and struck into the Faubourg Mnnt
martro. A man suddenly started out
from a place of concalmeut, and rush
ed upon him with a dagger.
Fortunately the clown had si cat like
instinct, which enabled him to protect
himself against immediate danuer. He
saw, or rather divined, the man crouch
ing in the dark shadow of a hosise." and
had the presence oi mind to strike an
attitude which enabled him to ward off
the assassin by spreading out his arms
before 1-iin.
This movement certainly saved his
life, for he received in liis arm a furi
ous stab which would have instantly
killed him had it penetrated his breast.
Anger mure than pain made him cry
"Ah. you villain!"
And recoiling a few fee lie put Iiim
selt (!ii the defensive. But the precau
tion was useless. Seeing his blow miss,
the assassin did not return to tho at
tack, but made rapidly off.
"That was certainly Lagors."' said the
clown, "and Clainrran must be some
where near. While walked around one
side of the church they must have gone
the other and lain in wait for me."
His wound began to pain him lie
stood under a gas lamp to examine if.
I:, did not appear to be dangerous, but
the arm was cut through to tiie bone. lie
tore his handkerchief into four bunds,
and tied his arm up with the dexterity
of a surgeon.
"I must be on lise track of some great
crime, since those k-ilows are resolved
upon murder. When such cunning roisues
are only in danger of the police court
do not gratuilously risk the chance
of being tried for murder."
He thought by enduring a great: dc.il
o[ pain he might still use his arm, so he
started in pursuit, of his enemy, taking
care to keep in the middle of the roml.
and avoid all dark corners. Although he
saw no one, he was convinced that he
was being pursued, lie was not mistak
en. When he reached the Boulevard
Montmartre lie crossed the street, and as
he did so distinguished two shadows
which he reeogni/.ed.
He walked rapidly on, abruptly stop
ped, and asked some significant ques
tions of two policemen who were stand
ing talking together. Tho maneuver lmd
the result he expected: Baonl and Clam
eran stood perfectly still about twenty
steps off. not daring to advance.
Twenty steps! That was ns much
start as ihe clown wanted. While talk
ing with the police lie had pulled the
bell of the door before which they were
stnudin-r and the clii-k of the lifted latch
apprised him that the door was tipeu. He
bowed and entered the house.
A minute later the police had passed
on. and Labors and Clameran in their
turn rang the boll. When the janitor
appeared they asked who it. was that
had just gone in disguised ns a clown.
They were told that no such person
had entered, and that none of the lodg
ers had gone out disguised that night.
"However," added the janitor. "I am
not very sure, for this house has a back
door which opens on the Hue St. Denis."
"We are tricked," interrupted Lagors,
"and will never know who the clown is."
"Unless we learn it too soon for our
own good," said Clameran, musingly.
While Lagors and Clameran were anx
iously trying to devise some means of
discovering the clown's identity Yerduret
hurried up the back street, and reached
the Archangel as the clock struck three.
Prosper, who was watching from his
window, saw him in the distance, and
ran down to open the door for him.
"What have you learned?" he si:id.
"What did you find out? Did you see
Madeleine? Were llaoul and Clameran
at the ball?"
But M. Yerduret was not in the habit
of discussing private affairs where lie
might be overheard.
"First of all, let us go into your room,
and get some water to wasli this cut,
which burns like fire. It is a little mark
of your friend Iiaoul. Ah. I will soon
teach him the danger of a man's aim!"
Prosper was surprised at the look of
merciless rage on his friend's face as he
calmly washed and dressed his arm.
"Now, Prosper, we will talk as much
as you please. Our enemies are on the
alert, and we must crush them instantly,
or not at all. I lmvc made a mistake. I
have been on the wrong track it is an
accident liable to happen to any man.
no matter how intelligent he may be. I
took the effect for the cause. The day I
was convinced that a secret existed be
tween Iiaoul and Mme. Fauvel I thought
I hold the end of the thread that must
lead us to the truth. I should have
been more mistrustful th:s solution was
too simple, too natural The robbery, my
friend, has now become a secondary
detail. It is easily explained, and if
that were all to be accounted lor I
would say to you, 'My task is done, let
us go ask for a warrant of arrest.'
"Ah, you know—is it possible?"
"Yes, I know who gave the key, and
I km.-.v who iokl the secret word."
"The key must have been M. Fauvel's.
But the word
"The word you were foolish enough to
pive. You have forgotten, I suppose.
But unfortunately Gypsy remembered.
You know that, two days before the
robbery, you took Lagors and two other
friends to sup with Madame GypsyV
Nina was sad, and reproacied yon for
not being more cheerful."
"Yes. I remember that."
"But do you remember what
yoa re­
plied to her? Well, I :i tfU
"Nina, you are unjust in reproaching mt,
for at this very moment your name
guards M. Fauvel's safe."
Tho truth suddenly burst unou Pros
per like a thunderclap. He wrung his
lmnds despairingly, and cried:
"Yes, oh, yes! I remember now."
"Then yott can easily understand the
pvt. One of the :counu'rols wont to
Mme. Fauvol, and compelled her to give
t.p her husband'- kev then, at a ven
ture. placed the movable buttons on
he name of psy. opened the safe, and
too!: the three hundred and fifty thou
sand francs. And Mme. Fauvel must
have been terribly frightened before she
yielded. The day after the robbery the
poor woman was near dying, and it wa»
.-.he who, at the greatest risk, sent you
the ten thousand francs."
"But which was the thief. llaoul or
(. laineran: What enables them to thus
1 tyrannize over Mme. Fauvel? And how
I does Madeleine come to be mixed up in
I the at
"These questions, niy dear Prosper. I
c-oi.not yet answer, therefore, I post
pone being the judge. I only ask you to
w.niL ten days, and if 1 cannot in that
time discover the solution of this mystery
I will return and go with you to report
to M. Patrigent all that we know."
"Are you going to leave the city?"
"In another hour I shall be on the
road to Beaucaire. It: was from that
neighborhood that Clameran came, as
well as Mme. Fauvel, who was a Mile,
do la Yerhene before marrying."
"Yes. I know both families."
"I must go there to study them. Xcith
er Baoul nor Clameran can escape dur
ing my absence. The police are watch
ing them. But you. Prosper, must be
puidcnt. Promise me to remain a pris
oner here during my trip."
All that M. Yerduret asked Prosper
willingly promised. But he did not wish
to be lo
11 in complete ignorance of his
projects for tin* future, or of his motives
in tho past.
"Will you not tell me. monsieur, who
you are. and what reasons you have for
coming to luy rescue?"
The extraordinary man hmiled sadly,
and said:
"I will tell you, the presence of
Xina, on the day before your marriage
with Madeleine."
Once left lo his own rciloctions Pros
per began to appreciate the powerful
assistance rendered by hisal'rieiid. lie
had the good sanse to follow the recom
mendations of his mentor, lie remained
shut lip in the Archangel, not even ap
pearing at the windows.
Ou tho ninth day of his voluntary se
clusion Prosper began to feel restless
and at 10 o'clock at night sot foriii to
take a walk, thinking the fresh air
would relieve the headache which had
kept him awake the previous night.
Having reached tho Orleans railway
station, he went into a cafe near by.
picked up the Soieil, and under the head
of "Fashionable Gossip" read the follow
"We understand that the niece of one
of our most prominent: bankers, M. Fau
vel, will be shortly married to the Mar
quis Louis de Clameran. The engage
ment has been announced."
lie called for pen and paper, and, for
getting that no situation can excuse the
mean cowardice of an anonymous let
ter. wrote in a disguised baud the follow
ing lines lo M. Fauvel:
"Dear Sir—You have consigned your
cashier to prison you acted prudently,
since you were convinced of his dishon
esty and faithlessness. But even if he
stole money from your safe, does it fol
low that he also stole Mme. Fauvel's
diamonds and pawned them at the Mont
do-ieto, where they are now.
"Moreover, I would, before signing the
marriage contract of Mile. Madeleine,
inquire at the Prefecture of Police and
obtain some information concerning the
i.o!)li- Marqc.is de C!:i icran.
"A 1-TUKND."
Prosper hastened off to post his let
ter. Fearing that it would not roach
M. Fauvel in time, he put it in the main
letter box. so as to be certain of its
speedy delivery. At that very hour M.
Yerduret was taking his scat in the cars
at Tnrascon, meditating upon the most
advantageous plan to be adopted in pur
suance of his discoveries.
For he bad discovered everything, and
now must bring matters to a crisis. As
he had predicted, lie had been compelled
to search into the distant past for the
first causes of the crime of which Pros
per had been the victim.
The following is the drama, as he
wrote it out for the benefit of the judge
of instruction, knowing that it would
contain grounds for au indictment
against the malefactors:
(To be continued.
Origin oi' Marine Insurance.
Marine insurance is a much older
system than most folk probably know
it dates back to the early days of
Greece and liome. In later times we
find Justin Martyr, in the year 533 A.
I).. decreeing 12 per cent to be the
lawful amount of profit for the insur
ance of goods on land, but 20 per cent
to marine insurers, on account of the
greater risk involved. The first marine
insurance people in this country were
Germans, the Merchants of the Steel
yard, who came to England in the
reign of Edward IV. They area most
strange race of men, for they lived to
gether in a community like monks,
and were not allowed to marry or even
to speak to women. The site of their
old residences is where Cannon street
railway station now stands. These
gentry, after a time, were the vie us
of "anti-alien immigration" laws. 1 ey
waxed so prosperous tliat the Br sh
people became jealous of them, nd
consequently, in 1597, an act of pe la
ment was passed ordering all fore un
ci's to leave the country, on pain of
heavy penalties. Their place was ik
en l\v Britishers, who formed a in
cii of Insurance, whose checkered ca
"r is full of interest to lawyers ad
historians, but not of so much att ic
tion to ordinary laymen.—Liverpool
China and Japan are pre-eminently
the seaweed-eating nations of the
world. Among no other people are
seaweeds so extensively devoured
relished as food substances.
Beer will make you sleepy and
—Cincinnati Post
ICxperts Believe Macliinc Can l-'.nsiljr
He Made Fully Dirigible.
The Arrow, Captain Thomas S. Bald
win's airship, which Tuesday sailed over
the world's fair grounds anil portions of
the city of St. Iaiu's. landing in a corn
field near Galiokia, 111., js entered in the
$.100,000 contest for dirigible balloons.
A. K. Kiiabanschue. who piloted the ma
chine, is a Toledo (Ohio) olectrical engi
neer, 27 years old. He said ho had per
fect control of his ship until liis engine
went dead over the manufacturing build
ing at the world's fair grounds. "From
that pomt," continued Mr. Kuabansehuc,
"1 must acknowledge that I and the ma
chine were at the mercy of the ten-mile
breeze in which we had become embraced
and until the landing was safely made
over in Illinois a higher power than more
machinery stood between me and destruc
Experts believe the Baldwin balloon
will be completely dirigible as soon as
•slight corrections in its mechanism are
made. It is cigar shaped, of Japanese
silk, fifty-four feet in Jeiigtli and seven
teen feet an diameter and requires 8.000
cubic feet of gas to inflate it. The frame
attachment is thirty loot in length. It
carries a double cylinder, seven-horse
power gasoline engine, making 2,000 revo
lutions a minute, to drive the propellers.
One of the chief new features is an ar
rangement whereby the ship is pulled
through air, instead of being pushed.
There are 1,700 stations on the Chicago
and Northwestern, with a tributary popu
lation of 7,000,000.
The Big Four Railway has completed
its new double track line between Hills
borough and Mitchell, 111.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men has made an appropriation for the
•railroad men's home, at Chicago.
After a trial of the telephones in train
dispatching, the Lake Shore is reported
•to have decided to retain the telegraph
The Big Four route has inaugurated
through passenger and freight service to
Toledo and Detroit via the Michigan
The annual report of the Lehigh Val
ley Railroad Company shows last year
to have been the most prosperous in the
company's history.
Business men of Springfield, Ohio, are
trying to raise $10,000 as an inducement
to the Detroit Southern to locate its
shops at that city.
It is announced from New Haven
that the New York. New Haven and
Hartford will hereafter employ no new
men over 35 years old.
According to the government report
there are now 30,118 miles of railway in
India. This means a gain of almost a
thousand miles in a year.
The Missouri, Kansas and Texas Com
pany has filed one of the largest mort
gages ever recorded in Missouri. The
•mortgage is for $-10,000,000.
The City Council of San Antonio,
Texas, by ordinance, has made it an of
fense for «ny one to display scalper's
tickets or offer them for sale.
The Georgia Senate has shelved a bill
passed by the House to require railroad
companies doing business in the State
to take out charters in Georgia.
Grain shipments from Chicago last
week were the best in the past three
weeks, increasing 100,000 bushels flour
increasing 1,211 barrels, and provisions
increasing (J,030 tons.
The Lake Shore and Big Pour com
panies have established a new freight
route between Cincinnati and Toledo, by
way of Clyde, Ohio, and from Toledo to
Detroit via the Michigan Central.
Galveston's exports to foreign conn
tries daring the past year were valued at
9144,997,988, compared with a valuation
of $104,121,087 for the preceding year,
•bowing an increase of f40,876,901.
Boow Flake* Never White-A Bonanza
That Never Paid tier Way.
A group of captains of a sailing craft
were chatting In a eliipbroker's office
recently. The conversation finally
turned on the names givtsi to coasting
schooners, and one old captain, whn
has sailed up and down the coast foi
many years, said:
"It seems to mo that some of th«
owners know ns little about naming
a vessel as tlie^y do about sailing her.
The names that some ves-xds carry are
very inappropriate.
"There used to be a schooner called
the Bonanza. Now that was an absurd
name for that vessel. Klie was any
thing but a bonanza to anyone whn
owned her. Why, in just, tlirec months
she was sold four times for debt, and
f.lie never paid her way as long as she
"There was another schooner, 1 it
member, called the Hard Luck, and she
proved to be a regular gold mine to her
owner and never had a bit of hard luck
during her career.
"Tlierenre a number of Snow Klnkes
and I'll bet you that you never saw one
that was not painted green or black.
Just think of a green or black snow
"There was an old captain I know
many years ago who was as bald as a
billiard ball, and his mate was bald
loo, and in selecting his errw lie swill
ed to favor bald headed men. He named
his boat after a vrell-advu-tisod hair re
"At one time I was interested in a
schooner named the Knekot. I charter
ed her to a man who sent her to Maine
to lead with Christmas trees and take
tho cargo to Philadelphia.
"She got her cargo on board all right
but she reached. Philadelphia in Feb
ruary. She was a rocki-t for sure."—
New York Sun.
OV onio. CITY op
Tolkdo, ..
Khavk J. Ciiknkv makes oatli that lie is t)ia
senior partner
of tho llrm ot
cured by the use of
F. J.Oheney&Co.,
doing business in the City of Toledo, Oountv anil
Staio aforokald, and that said tirin wilt pav thti
sum of ONE HUNDRED DOIXAKS for each
and every case of
that oi
and overv case of atakkh that cannot ln
by the use of ali.'s
Hali.'s catakkh
Cat.',ami cuhb.
1 -day
Sworn to before me anil subscribed in my pro*
cnco. tills 6tli of December, a. D.
Xotary Public..
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken internally and acts
directly on tho lilooil and mucous ktirtaces oi lha
system. Send for texUinonials, free.
K. .J. CHENEY & 'JO., Toledo, O
Solil by Druggists, 75e.
Hall's family Pills are the best.
Greatest Depth ol'thc Pacific.
The soundings made in the Moset
Basin and in Tonjra- Kennadec Deep
were accompanied by great, excilenient
It was on a beautifully clear day. tha
20th of February, that the Albatross
approached within a lit tie more than
one hundred mile of Cttani. The ves
sel lay to, and preparations were maufi
for one of the frequent soundings. At
length the silence was broken by
brief order and the tinkling of a bell.
Slowly the machinery of the sjreat en
gine began to work, and slowly ihe
tough wire rope began to sin it bo:neat :i
the water. Foot by foot, fathom by
fathom, it slid from the ship. One
thousand, two thousand, three, ami
then four thousand fathoms disap
peared. The record was passed. Five
miles of rope!
It was an anxious moment, for tho
strain caused by the immense length
and weight of the wire rope on thu
machinery was tremendous. Kut ev
erything held firm and at length,
when the murk recorded four thousand
eight hundred and thirteen fathoms, or
28,878 feet, practically the height of
Mount Everest, bottom was touched.
It was an added triumph for.American
geographical science.—Leslie's Month
'Mrs. Fairbanks tells how ne
glect of warning symptoms will
soon prostrate a woman. She
thinks woman's safeguard is
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Dear Mbs. Fikeham:—Ignorance
and neglect are the, cause of untold
female suffering, not only with tho
laws of health, but with the chance of a
care. I did not heed the warnings of
headaches, organic pains, and general
weariness, until I was well nigh pros*
trated. I knew I had to do something.
Happily I did the right thing. I took
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetablo
Compound fait-hfuliy, according to
directions, and was rewarded in a few
weeks to find that my aches and pains
disappeared, and I again felt the glow
of health through my body. Since
have been well 1 have been more carc
ful, I have also advised a cumber of
my sick friends to Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound, and they have never had
reason to be sorry. Yours very truly,
Mbs. Mat Fairbanks, 216 South 7tln
St., Minneapolis, Minn." (Mrs. Fair
banks is one pf the most successful and
highest salaried travelling saleswomen
in the West.) —$5000
forfeit If original of
aooot htttr proving genuineness cannot be produoes.
Mrs. Pinkham invites all sick
women to 'write lier for odvico.
She has suided thousands to
Address, Lynn, Mass.

xml | txt