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Far as the State
ESTIMATED PLURALITY 45,000.
Indication are That Itoth Coimtltntlonat
Antrnlmr-nts Have Been I.ot The Vu
Ilure4 t'onnty Srt Fight lUanlteri la a
Victory for Vmw lw.
Ilepnbllcans Win In the State.
Reports from correspondents through
out the state, show a very light vote,
as compared with the vote cast at the
last presidential election, but indicate
that the Republican candidate for jus
tice of the supreme court, Robert M.
Montgomery, and the Republican can
didate for regents, frank V. Fletcher
and Henry V. Carey, will be elected
by un estimated plurality of 15,000.
The vote will not fall much below that
of two years ago, when Justice Grant's
plurality was 51,343. The returns on
the legislative salary amendment and
the l!ay county court amendment are
meager, but indications are that both
are lost. Probably the most interest
ing fight in the state "was over the Van
lluren county scat. According to re
turns from 18 out of ','0 townships, Taw
Taw wins a victor' by 41)7 votes. More
votes were cast in this county than at
a presidential election. At Lawrence,
a banner, on which were the words
"Vote for South Haven," was torn
down and dragged through the streets.
Oncer Work of the Wind and Sand.
How to stay the advance of "Creep
ing Joe" is the problem that is bother
ing the authorities of Manistee, and
unless it can be solved the city water
works plant and a number of hand
some residences will before many years
be buried in sand. "Creeping Joe" is
the local name of a high ridge of sand
which extends along the shore of Lake
Michigan the whole length of that
city. The winds from Lake Michigan
are continually blowing the sand from
the top of the ridge down the inland
side of it, and blowing other sand from
the wide beach up to the summit, with
the result that the ridge is steadily
traveling further and further from the
shore. At present It separates the res
idence portion of the city from the wa
ter front, and has advanced so far that
several residences will have to .be re
moved or else abandoned to be buried
by the sand. The city's water works
plant is in the same predicament.
Away back in the days when Manis
tee was a village, a cemetery was plat
ted at the top of the hill and quite a
number of burials made there. Sev
eral years ago the city authorities, an
ticipating that the action of the wind
on the sand would before long disinter
the bodies, exhumed -as many of them
as could be found and transferred them
to the present cemetery. Many of them,
however, could not be located, and the
unusually severe storms of the past
winter have tincovered some of these,
so that the bones lie scattered about
on the surface of the ground.
The (Irand River has reached the
danger limit at (Irand Rapids, being
over 12 feet above the normal level. A
dozen factories on its banks are idle
being completely surrounded by water.
A terrific wind and rain storm did
considerable damage at Adamsville
and was accompanied by a huge water
spout which sucked all of the water
from the bed of Christiana Creek.
High water in the St. Joseph river
has forced some -of the big paper mills
nt Niles to shut -down, throwing 200
men out of work.
A cyclone passed over Flint on the
2.'th and did considerable damage to
The Fere Marquette line Wtween
Saginaw and Urand Rapids has two
Crackcil the NuO mid iot 840.
The safe in the otlioe of the Hollv
Milling Co. was looted early on the
morning of Mar. 31. The robbers se
cured only 840. Charles II. S, Foole.
secretary, took S."00 home with him
the night before. The thieves were
evidently after this. '1 hey gained
an entrance by the window and
knocked the combination off, drilling
through. Three terrific explosions
awoke the people for live blocks. In
the electric lighting plant across Hie
street the machinery was so noisy the
employes heard nothing.
miith f Htm. George Wlllard.
Hon. (ieorge Willard, ex-member of
congress from the third district, editor
of the liatttc Creek Journal, and the
most prominent citizen of that city,
died there on the morning of the SGth.
Mr. Willard was a member of the leg
islature in is'ifl, nml of congress from
to !6TJ. ll bought tlte Rattle
Creek Journal in l'-'X and has Wa it-,
editor ever since.
Fun loring students dropped a pig in
the girls' dormitory at Olivet college,
and tied a cow to th latcli string.
The girU had h bad half hour. '
The trial of Dr. F. 11 Woolsey on
the charge of sh Kiting Leroy Manley
ended at IMaiowell on the 27th. He
was discharged, his plea being self-defense.
The farmers of I'.righton and -icinity
nre selling potatoes for "0 cents a
bushel. They refused P,(c the first part
rf the winter. Lat tall farmers were
offered J? a bunliel lor beans; they are
now being sold for $1.4.1. Wheat is
looking good, having been protected
by snow this winter.
Flat river i. on the rampage at Low
ell and much damage is icared. Tiie
water is lb- hi.rhest since. 1803; base
ments and busifiss houses are flooded
and merchants are moving their goods
to place of safety. Several hou. eare
MirrnunuVd und thi inmates hare
moved to upper stories.
MINOR MICHIGAN MATTERS.
Howell will bond for $15,000 for the
purpose of buying au electric light
Rrighton has something to show for
the advent of electric cars four more
A total of 130,000 trout fry has been
planted in Muskegon county streams
David Moore, a prominent business
man and politician of Fort Huron, died
on the SGth.
The town of Selkirk has nine cases
of smallpox, and many people have
There are 2.880 Knights of the Mac
cabees and 1,800 Ladies of the Macca
bees in Oakland county.
About 825,000 worth of property be
longing to Fage it Co. at Ionia, was
destroyed by fire on Mar. 31.
A case of smallpox is reported in the
family of lleo. Ruitter, in Forter town
ship, 10 miles from Midland.
Uelding is to have a new factory
which will give employment to 500
hands. It is to be a silk fabric mill.
On the SGth. at Iron Mountain, Aug.
Johnson, a Swede, was attacked and
stabbed by live men. He cannot live.
The Red Cedar river is the highest
it has been for years and the grounds
of the Agricultural college are sub
merged. Two new cases of scarlet fever and
and two of diplitheri-i are reported at
l.iicli Run, but the smallpox scare has
The Sovereign Consistory of Scottish
Kite Masons will meet in Ray City,
April 8. There is a class of nearly 100
to bo initiated.
Among the fourth class postofilces
which will be advanced to the presi
dential class on April 1 are Republic
Earl OifTord, of llranch county, re
cently sheered 2. sheep, the fleeces of
which weighed JOS pounds, an average
of 12,' pounds each.
M. A. Jennings, proprietor of the
Highland fruit farm, near Fen ton Har
bor, will destroy C()0 plum trees af
fected with San Jose scale.
Frof. K. F Johnson of the U. of M.,
left on the 20th for his new duties in
the Philippines. The law faculty pre
sented him with a gold riug, suitably
Frof. C. F. Johnson, of the U. of M.,
on the 2(ith left lor his new duties in
the Fhilippines. The law faculty pre
sented him with a gold ring, suitably
llov. Miss on the the 2Gth appointed
Cassius M. Ileal lley of Hersey, Osceola
count-, as judge of the 10th judicial
circuit court, to succeed Judge Mc
Mahon of Ludington, who died a few
Reliable information comes from
(Irand Rapids that Cashier Chas. A.
Johnson stated that if he went to
prison for stealing from the First Na
tional bank, he would drag a number
of others with him.
At the last meeting of the state loard
of education, the registration of Fred
crick A. Flatt, of Flint, as treasurer .of
the state board of education was ac
cepted, and James 11. Thompson, of
Kvart was elected in his place.
The supreme court on the 2Gth
granted tlte writ of mandamus asked
for by A. A. Kllis of Ionia, compelling
tho board of election commissioners of
Ionia county to place the democratic
party second on the official ballot.
M. M. Callaghan has been relieved of
tin; Reed City postmastcrship by R K.
Fruser, postof.iee inspector It is al
Icged he is short almt fcl.ouu in hisac
eounts. T. R. Welsh, one of Callag
ban's bondsmen, has tuctvc icd him.
Surveyors will soon be at work lay
ing out the lino between Romeo and
1 inlay City for i.n ext.-nsion of the
electric railway from the former place.
J It in probable that the line will go
! through to Marlette, 22 miles north of
Fires were started under the Toledo
& Mcnroe railway power house loilers
on the 1st, and part of the machinery
was tested. A trial trip over the line
j will be made this week, and the for
mal i p?ning of the road, it is expected,
! will occur t lie latter part of the week.
The health r Hirer placed a diph-
tberia card up;ti the residence of lien
j Chase, of 1'ly mouth, who keeps board-
ers. One of the boaiders who was
supposed to have diphtheria took the
I trail for Detroit Mid the neighbors are
I'rcighU-ned for fear they have been
Wheat in Rt anch county is in excel
lent condition, having safely parsed
through the winter frosts. The heavy
covering of snow during February and
the first half of March completely pro
tected it. and if the Hessian Uy does not
! injure it this spring it will yield well,
j Farmers report most wheat fields in
! The body of Mae Conistock, aged jr.,
j whirh was found on the beach at Chi
j eigo, March III, and which was buried
j at, Muskegon, was exhumed ou the 2Hth
an.l a postmortem examination held by
two well-known Ren ton Harbor phy
sicians. The father of the girl was
I present, and is now satisfied that se-
tiuction did nt figure in his daughter's
act of self-destruction.
! A dispatch from Alma, dated the
i 2.1th, says that Fine river has risen
! higher than ever before and has broken
j through the banks of the mill race In
: many pi-ces several nouses are sur
rounded by water and the electric
light poTer house will bo unable, to
f urnish lisrht on account of the flood.
j If it riMs mueii higher much damage
will be done.
The Lake Shore Fruit association,
which was made up several yrars ago
of 70 of the largest fruit growers of
the lake shore fruit district, have sold
to tho trust their big fruit package
manufacturing plant at St, Joseph.
TRANSVAAL WAR ITEMS.
Tho following was received from
Lord Kitchener, dated at Fretorla,
March 25: Rjbington's force, including
Shekelton'4 column attacked Delarey
1,500 strong, southwest of Ventersdorp,
and. having defeated him, followed
him up rapidly with the result that
the Iloer rear guard was driven in and
their convoy, including the guns, cap
tured at Vaalbaok. Our troops dis
played great gallantry and dash. They
captured two IS-pounder guns, one
pompom, six maxims, 320 rounds of big
ammunition, 15,000 roucds of small
ammunition, 1G0 rifles, 53 wagons and
24 carts, beside taking 140 prisoners.
Our losses were slight. Many lloers
were killed or wounded.
A dispatch from Lord Kitchener to
the war office, dated Fretoria, March
27, says: " Our casualties in tlen.
Rabington's action were two killed and
seven wounded. The Roers left 22
dead and 30 wounded. As their pursuit
was rapid many more Roer casualties
nre likely. The operations of March
23 drove the enemy from their positions
at Kaffirs Kraal."
CUBA AND PHILIPPINE NEWS.
Interest in the capture and fate of
Agz.inaldo is well nigh overshadowed
in Manila by sensational developments
present and prospective, of frauds in
the commissary department. ' How
widely these extend has not yet been
ascertained, but enough is already
known to justify the belief that they
J are far-reaching. Capt. F. J. Harrows
of the 30th volunteer infantry, quar
termaster of the department of south
ern Luzon, together with seven com
missary i-ergcants, several civilian
clerks, a prominent government con
tractor, the assistant manager of the
Hotel Oriente, the proprietors of three
of the largest bakeries in Manila, a
number of storekeepers and other per
sons have been urrested. The investi
gation has scarcely begun, but thous
ands of sacks of flour, a quantity of
bacon and wagon loads of other goods,
all bearing government marks, have
been found in possession of unauthor
ized persons. It is alleged that the
contractor in question, who has been
doing a business approximating SI ()',-
000 per month, has spent huge sums in
! entertaining officers.
The navy department on Mar. 31 re
ceived a cablegram from Admiral Re
mey, commander-in-chief of the Asiatic
station, giving a brief account of a fire
in the sail room of the gunboat Fctrel
and of the death of the commanding
otlicer, L:eut.-Com. Jesse M. Roper as
a result of an heroic effort to rescue
the men below. The dispatch also
shows that 22 other officers and men
were prostrated, but all are recovering.
Since the capture of Aguinaldo two
large surrenders and many smaller
ones have occurred. The two impor
tant surrenders was that of (Jen. Oer
onimo, the insurgent leader in the
province of Morong-Luzon, with 6 of
ficers, 40 men and 50 rifles; Sumnlao,
Mindanao, 9 officers, 1G0 men, 187 rifles
and 80 shotguns.
Rrig.-Gen. Lloyd Wheaton will take
Miles' place as major-general, ho hav
ing been promoted to lieutenant-general;
to be brigadier general in the
regular army, Col. J. 11. Smith, 17lh
U. S. infantry, brigadier-general vol
unteers, vice Daggett, retired.
It is altogether probable that Ag
uninaldo will be deported from the
A report from Washington says that
en. Funston has been made a brigu-dier-general.
The bank of Columbus. Ky. , was
robbed early on the morning of the
2.1th of nearly 510,00.), it is stated. The
robbers escaped, but four men sus
pected of the crime have been arrested
j at Union City, Tenn.
In an affray at Tien Tsin on the 24th.
two members of the Welsh Fusilier
regiment and a member of the Victor
ian contingent, who wcrrf acting as
pol icemen, were sabred and bayonetted.
It is alleged that Hermans were the
Win. Jtailey, at one time an extensive
lumber dealer, living at Ellington, has
become violently insane.
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Butter, best dairy, 14c per lb; creamery, iv.'c.
A dispatch from IiOndon, dated the
1st, says there is reason to believe that
the Manchurian convention, Wtween
Russia and China will be ratified some
time during the present month.
The Spanish war claims commission
has received from the state department
a statement of claims against Spain,
resulting from the Cuban insurection
and amounting to JP.0,0 H),000 all told.
At Intfchnu, Korea, collisions have
occurred between the people und mis
sionary students, according to a St.
Fetersburg correspondent, and several
stuJcnts have been killed or wounded.
DOINGS OF THE -t-lST SESSION.
The following bill were passed by
the house on tho CMh: Changing title I
of assessor of district school boards to
that of treasurer; requiring applicants
for divorce to file preliminary declara
tion uuder oath to be entered in a reg
ister for which clerk is allowed a fee
of $2; creating 37th judical circuit
in Calhoun county; providing steno
grapher for 37th circuit, salary, J1.000;
requiring state board of prison inspec
tors to visits the various institutions
under their jurdWdiction at least once
every three months and maintain a
record of the same to be submitted to
the legislature; amending highway act
so that overseers may be paid for over
time at the rate of SI a day for not to
exceed five days; providing for the
equipping of through suburban cars
with closet facilities; amending gen
eral tax law, relative to sworn state
ments of property owned by any per
son, firm or corporation; authorizing
jndges of probate to require udditional
bonds of executors, etc., and to remove
executors, etc., who fail to comply.
In view of the talk to the eflVct that
there is a scheme to secure a 3 '-year
5-eent fare street railway franchise be
hind the Ames bill, abolishing off year
municipal elections in Detroit and ex
tending the present terms of half the
aldermen and other city officers one
year. Rep. Raumann had an important
action taken in the house on the 20th.
lie got the house committee on city
corporations to have the house order
printed 500 copies of his bill requiring
all proposed street railway franchises
anywhere in the state to be submitted
to a vote of the people before they can
be granted by common councils and
other municipal bodies.
The house on the 20th passed th?
following bills: Authorizing the high
way commissioner to lay out a high
way where it is necessary to make the
same of the full width of four rods; to
authorize suits to be brought against
insurance companies organized in this
state in the circuit court of any county
in which the plantilY shall reside; ap
propriating $11. 5t'K) for the state nor
mal school at Marquette; to amend the
charter of the city of Crystal Falls in
Iron county; incorporating the public
schools of Rad Axe, Huron county;
providing that nil lands in Muskegon
county, on which taxes are not paid to
the state, to be sold every two years,
instead of every year; authorizing the
townsiiip board of Calumet in Hough
ton county,- to issue orders for the
time when animals shall be restrained
from going at large iu the highways;
providing for the appointment of
guardians for habitual drunkards and
hat every person so appointed by the
judge of probate, sJiall take the patient
o a hospital or suitable asylum for
medical or sanitary treatment; giving
the land commissioner the power to
withdraw lands from sale in order to
re-estimato the value of primary school
and swamn, and other state lands.
The senate passed the following bills
on the 2Cth: To amend law governing
the industrial school for boys pay
treasurer a salary of 8300; amend the
act regulating the practice of phar
macy; amend East Saginaw charter; to
provide for two regular sessions of the
Muskegon county board of supervisors;
to authorize the board of supervisors
of Alpena county to purchase the lands
of the Alpena County Agricultural
society; to incorporate the Rad Axe
public schools; to incorporate the De
troit library commission, and to pro
vide for a popular vote on building a
iow library; proposing a constitutional
amendment permitting indeterminate
sentences; creating the office of stenog
rapher for the 37th judicial circuit; to
Ictach Calhoun county from the fifth
judicial circuit, and make it the 37th
judicial circuit; provide for rural high
schools; relative to the care of persons
flvcted with smallpox and "other
langerous diseases;" authorizing mein
!ers of legislature to administer oaths,
etc.; amend commercial fishing law for
waters of Green bay in Menominee and
Gov. Rliss has signed the anti-color
The following bills were passed by
the house on the 27th: Amending the
charter of Calumet, Houghton county,
relative to public schools; authorizing
the board of supervisors in Muskegon
county to meet in regular session two
times a year to be held tirst Monday in
May and second Monday in October,
elect chairman of board at first meet
ing, and to receive 53.00 a day and ex
penses for their services; authorizing
Alpena county board of supervisors to
purchase certain lands for un agricult
ural county pnrk; relative to limiting
the claims of overseers of highways to
live days at SI a day for his time; giv
ing the executors the authority uuder
the judge of probate to make private
-ales up to S2,"0f), instead of the pres
ent law which is SI. 0)0: amending
the law by authorizing the judge of
probate to allow guardians in making
orivate sales up to 2.00') instead of
51,000; creating a sinking fun I to
take care of the Wayne county building
bonds; authorizing the board of man
oirers of the soldier' home in appoint
ing the commandant us guardian for
any member, he to receive no com
pensation for his services, he is also
required to file a bond by the judge of
probate; naming th? ran't of officers
of the Michigan Soldiers' home; au
thorizing the judge of probate to license
executors, guardians, and adminis
trators who lxrrow money by inortgaif
ing.ph'dging estates of deceased person,
all persons under guardianship, and
requiring that before executing such
order, the executor, odrninistrator or
truaidian shsll give a bond us near us
may be required by law.
The senate on the 2jth passed Sen
ator Atwood concurrent adjournment
resolution eslling for no business after
April 20 and final adjournment on May
4, but it was done in such a way as to
leave the impression that it was for
the purpose of trying to help along the
Th! senate passed the following billi
on the 27th: To authorize the prose
cutor of Oakland couuty to appoint an
assistant; relative to ejectment; pro
ptvung a constitutional amendment em
powering the legislature to appropriate
money for highways: making eertaiu
shool police laws applicable to Fortage
township, Houghton couuty; authoriz
ing the auditor-general to deed a lot
(observatory lot) to Grand Rapids; to
amend the law relative- to commence
ment of suits against joint defend
ants residing in several counties; amend
laws relative to garnishment proceed
ings in circuit courts; to amend the
law authorizing proceedings against
garnishes; senatorial rea pportlon meat
bill; to amend law relative to the 6ale
of perishable property; to provide for
the incorporation of associations for
buildiuir and owninjr buildincs for
stores, offices, halls, etc.; amend charter
of the public schools of Calumet
The following bills were passed by
the house on the 27th: Additional stated
appropriation of SO.ooo a year for clerk
hire in the attorney-general's office; to
detach certain terri'ory from tho
township of Spaldiug, Menominee Co.,
and to organize the township of Fer
ron therefrom; providing that the sal
aries of the officials of Springwells
township shall bo spread upon the tax
rolls, instead of being paid out of the
general fund; also allowing the super
visor 5300 a year extra for clerk hire;
authorizing tue township of Faw Faw
to borrow S13,0)) for the construction
of a public building; confirming the or
ganization of school district No. 7,
fractional, of Lansing and Meridian
township, Ingham county; authorizing
Michigan tire and marino iusuranco
companies to invest SO p?r centof their
funds in foreign railroid bonds of
roads that have paid dividends of at
least 4 per cent for the last 10 years
and whose bonds are secured by first
mortgages; making certain school po
lice laws applicable to Fortage town
ship, Houghton county; authorizing
township of Grant to borrow $.",0:)O to
pay judgments; amending charter of
Fort Huron; authorizing summer re
sort associations to appoint three as
i sessors to apportion the taxes paid by
the assoeiation among the owners of
I cottages; also empowering the associa
j tion to use Us highway labor tax on its
j own grounds; to protect owners of stal
lions; providing that not more than
j $2,000 of the drain tax assessed against
townships shall Ihj assessed in any one
year; providing for th- appointment of
the soldiers' monument commission, to
j be composed of five members appointed
1 by the governor, who shall select a suit
j able design for the state soldiers' monu
ment to be erected on capitol grounds;
providing that slaughter houses
within a mile of any city shall have a
proper water supply and proper sewage
facilities; deficiency ppropriation for
Michigan Soldiers' Home, 87,200; mak
ing the president of the village of llar
risville ex-officio members of the board
of supervisors of Alcona county; pro
viding that any light guard or military
company which has made application
to be accepted as a company of state
troops may be incorporated for the
purpose of erecting an armory; provid
ing that the members of the veteran
or civil corps of any light guard or
military company in the state shall be
entitled to membership therein as cor
porators; to provide for the incorpora
tion of trustees of religions denomina
tions; fixing time when sheriff's cer
tificate of sale of real estate under exe
cution shall expire.
The following bills were passed by
the senate on the 28th: Extending the
time one year to 1002 when delin
quent tax lands in North Muskegon
shall be sold; to incorporate the public
schools of Alpena; to amend Fort
Huron charter; repealing the provision
requiring the filing of statements of
j election expenses; amending school
laws so trustees cannot take contracts
from the board; requiring a viva voce
vote instead of secret ballot in political
conventions in Kent county; to pro
hibit foreign corporations from doing
business in Michigan unless they com
ply with all provisions of the statues;
amending general provisions relating
to corporations; bill drafted by secre
tary of state to cover defects in present
laws; including mental labor, editors,
etc., in the law giving manual labor
the right to a labor lien; to prohibit
the manufacture and sale of impure
black pepper; to authorize to town of
Grant, in Iosco county, to borrow
g.,0U0 to pay a judgment; to confirm
the organization of school district No.
7 fractional of Lansing and Meridian
townships. Ingham county.
The overdue German steamer Rrutus,
from Scotland for Kiel, has lieeu lost
with all on board.
The circuit court at Cleveland on
the 23d decided that the eipht-hour
day law for city employes enacted by
the last legislature was unconstitu
tional. The judges based their decision
upon similar decisions in New York
CHINA WAR NEWS.
Advices from Macedonia say a band
of Turks massacred three Rnlgarian
families, men, women and children, in
the village of Aghamahalleh, near
Seres, a town 47 miles northeast of
! Salonica, It is also reported that an-
other village with a mixed population
of Mussulmans and Rulgarians has
The bodies of six American marine,
who were killed during the siege of
the legations, and buried in the Russion
' legation, were removed on the 27th for
shipment to the United States.
Germany want? $00,ooo,i oo from the
Chinese government for her share of
Suvcn bandits partial ly wrecked the
State bank of Somcrse.', Ohio, on the
20th, by exploding a heavy charge of
nitroglycerine In the vault doors. They
secured f.1,000, appropriated two livery
rigs, held a posse of citizens at bay and
escaped in the face of a heavy fire.
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1 It is asserted by ethnologists that tho
transplantation of the European rates
:to newer countries results In the im
provement of the physique. The
French Canadian, for example. Is of
more hardy frame than the Frenchman
In his own country, and the colonial
born Englishman, whether in Canada,
South Africa or Australasia, is, on th
average, slightly taller, though not
heavier, than the natives of these isl
ands. But, probably, the most striking
example of Increased stature is to be
found In the South African Dutchmen,
and especially in the Boers of the
Transvaal. All travelers agree that
not only are the Boers, physically, a
much finer race than either the French
or the Dutch, from whom they are de
scended, but that they are probably
the tallest race of white men in the
world. Two reasons for this remark
able increase in Etature naturally sug
gest themselves. First, the almost per
fect climate, which makes the open-air
life of the South African uplands tho
healthiest in the world, and secondly,
the struggle for existence which the
emigrants had to fight with the wil
derness and the natives,
INDIAN MSISIONARY S STORY.
Tears of TolUouie Ministry Among tb
Little York, Ind., April 1. (Special).
Twenly-flve years ago tho Rev. C.
II. Thompson left Indiana. For a
time he preached in Arkansas, after
wards entering on the regular mission
ary work among the Choctaw Indians.
For flvo yeani he lived and labored
among the full bloods cf the western
prairies, until on April 5th, 18S3, hav
ing lost his wife, he left the circuit
on which he had preached bo long, and
commenced traveling missionary
work among the Indians of tho various
tribes scattered in the west.
This irregular work involved a great
deal of travel over tho pralrle3. Tho
drinking of so much alkali water,
brought on kidney troubles which
terminated In Diabetes.
Finally, while laboring among the
Creek Indians at Wagoner, Indian
Territory, thi3 noble man was strick
en down completely. A Chicago epe
clallst was summoned, and after a
careful examination declared that thcro
was not the slightest chance of his re
covery. Besides the prescriptions nf
the doctors ho tried many other medi
cines, but all to no avail. He says:
"I had concluded that my days were
drawing to a close, when I picked up
an almanac telling of the aires of Dia
betes by the use of Dodd's KUncy Fills.
I sent for two boxes. I gained strength
and spirits from the time I commenced
to use them, and so I sent for more. I
am now completely cured, and have
not the slightest symptom of my old
"I am 68 years of age. I tell every
body of tho wonders Dodd's Kidney
Pills have done for me. I can certainly
endorse them heartily, and vouch that
they are ail that Is claimed for them.
They have certainly been a God-send
Dodd's Kidney Pills aro the only
Remedy that has ever cured Blight's
Disease, Diabetes or Dropsy and they
The great question is not, are you
ready to die? but aro you ready to live
Lana'i Family Medicine
Moves the bowels each day. In order
to be healthy this is necessary. Acts
gently on the liver and kidneys. Cures
sick headache. Prices 25 and 50c.
Selfishness insults love.
All diseased conditions of the blood
and skin are benefited by the well
known remody, Garfield Tea; it puri
fies the blood and clears the com
plexion. Every man ban his own message.
people are killed every year in this
country by CONSUMPTION. The
fault is theirs. No one need have
consumption. It is cot hereditary.
It is brought on by neglect. You
have a slight cold and cough. You
do nothing to get rid of it.
will cure a
cough or cold in one
'ShiIoh' t an tnfailiaf rare for rough,
throat aad lung- trouble. It will care con
sumption. It it a remarkable remedy."
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