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.V - OTPEB MOINISJ ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY 4 President MfcKihley Sends a Message to Congress, SYNOPSIS Of BOARD'S REPORT Complete) Retails Given froth tli« Time of the Order to Send tho AVnrslilp to Havana Harbor to "Ilia Time of tlio Kxplostoni Washington, March 29.-~The president today sent the following message to congress: ' "to the Congress of the ^United States: For some time prior to the visit of the Maine to Havana harbor our consular representatives pointed out the advantages to flow from the visit of national ships to Cuban waters, in accustoming the people to the presence of our flag as the symbol of good will and of our ships in the fulfillment of the mission of protection to American interests, even though no immediate need therefor might exist. "Accordingly, on the 24th of January last, after conference with the Spanish minister, in which the renewal of visits of our war vessels to Spanish waters was discussed and accepted, the peninsular authorities at Madrid and Havana were advised of the purpose of this government to resume friendly naval visits at Cuban ports and that in that view the Maine would forthwith call at the port of Havana, "This announcement was received by the Spanish government with appreciation of the friendly character of the visit of the Maine and with notification of intention to return the courtesy by sending Spanish ships to the principal ports of the United States. Meanwhile the Maine entered the port of Havana on the 25th of January, her arrival being marked with no special incident besides the exchange of customary salutes and ceremonial visits. "The Maine continued in the harbor of Havana during the three weeks following her arrival. No appreciable excitement attended her stay. On the contrary, a feeling of relief and confidence followed the resumption of the long interrupted friendly intercourse. So noticeable was this immediate relief of her visit that the consul-general Btrongly urged that the presence of our ships In Cuban waters should be k«pt up by retaining the Maine at Havana, "or in the event of her recall, by senfi- ,4ng their vessel there to take h«r place. "At forty minutes past 9 in the ev- «nlug of the 15th of February the 'Maine was destroyed by an explosion, ;by which the entire forward part of the •ship was utterly wrecked. In this •catastrophe two officers and 260 of her •crew perished, those who were not 'killed outright by her.explosion being ;penned between decks by the tangle of wreckage and drowned by the immediate sinking of the hull. Prompt assistance was rendered by the neighboring vessels anchored in the harbor, aid 'being especially given by the boats of the Spanish cruiser Alphonso XII. and •the Ward line steamer City of Washington, which lay not far distant. "The wounded were generally cared for by the authorities of Havana, the hospitals being freely opened to them, .,j,'hile the earliest recovered bodies of 3he dead were interred by the municipality in a public cemetery in the city, tributes of grief and sympathy were offered from all official quarters of the island. "The appalling calamity fell upon "jhe people of our country with crush- •yig force and for a brief time an intense excitement prevailed, which in a community less just and self-controlled /ban. ours might have led to hasty acts of blind resentment. "This spirit, however, soon gave way )o the calmer processes of reason and to the resolve to investigate the facts ijind await the material proof before Iprming a judgment as to the cause, the responsibility, and If the facts warranted, 'the remedy due. "This course necessarily recommended itself from the outset to the executive, for only in the light of a dispassionately ascertained certainty /ould it determine the nature and measure of its full duty In the matter. "The usual procedure was followed ^s in all cases of casualty or disaster to national vessels of any maritime state, A naval court of inquiry was ^t once organized, composed of officers •well qualified by rank and practical experience to discharge the onerous duty imposed upon them, "Aided by a strong force of wreck- era and divers the court proceeded to jnake a thorough investigation on the ppot, employing every available means Cor the impartial and exact determination of the causes of the explosion. Its operations have been > conducted with the utmost deliberation and judgment and, while independently pursued, no source of information was neglected and the fullest opportunity was allowed for a simultaneous investigation by the Spanish authorities. "The finding of the court of inquiry was reached, after twenty-three days of continuous labor, on the 21st of March, 3nd having toeen approved on the 22d fry the commander-in-chlef of the United States naval force on the North Atlantic station was transmitted to the executive. "Jt is herewith laid before congress, together with the voluminous testimony taken, before the court. Its purport is, in brief, as follows: "When tne Ma&e arrived at Havana ihe w* conducted by the regular S«VT «rpment pilot t4 -buoy NO. 4.' to which coal bunkers and M6f&ge compartments afe passed ifl review, with the cotielusidxt that excellent order ipre- 'talied and that Mb indication of any cause for An internal explosion existed in anjr jjtiaf tef. "At 8 O'clock in the evening of JPeb. 16 everything had been reported secure and all was quiet. At 9:46 the vessel was suddenly destroyed. "There were two distinct explosions, with & brief interval between them. The first lifted the forward part of the ship perceptibly, the second, which was more prolonged, is attributed by the court to the partial expolsion of two or more of the forward magazines. "The evidence of the divers establishes that the afterpart of the ship was practically intact and sank In that condition a very few minutes after the explosion. The forward part was completely demolished. "At frame 17 the outer shell of the ship, from a point eleven and one-half feet from the middle line of the ship and six feet above the keel when in its normal position, has been forced op so as to be now about four feet above the surface of the water; therefore about thirty-four feet above where it would be had the ship sunk uninjured. "The outside bottom plating la hent into a reversed 'V shape, the after wing of which, about fifteen feet broad and thirty-two feet in length (from frame 17 to frame 25), is doubled back upon itself against the continuation of the same plating extending forward. "At frame 18 the vertical keel is broken in two and keel bent into an angle similar to tha angle formed for the outside plates. This break is about six feet below the surface of tlie water and about thirty feet above its normal position. In the opinion of the court this effect could have been produced only by the explosion ol a mine situated under the bottom of the sMp, at about frame 18 and somewhat on> the port side of the shipi 'The conclusions ofi the- eourt are: 'That the loss of the Maine was- not in any respect due to- fault or negligence on the part of any 06'the-officers or members of her crew. 'That the ship was destroyed 1 by the explosion of a submarine mine, wliieli caused the partial explbsion of two or more of her forward magazines; and, "That no evidence lias been- obtainable fixing the responsibility for tHe destruction of the Maine upon> any- person or persons. I have directed that tllo- finding' of the court of inquiry andi th'e views of this government 'thereon* Ue'commuai-' cated to the government of her. majesty, the queen, and I' doi not permit' myself to doubt that the sense of justice of the Spanish natibm will! dictate a course of action suggested' by/ honor and the friendly relations- off tile two governments. It was the duty of the executive to advise the congress of tlie result, and in the meantime deliberate' consideration is invoked 1 . "(Signed). WIMtf'AM' M'KJNLBY. "Executive mansion', M!arcli> 28, 1888." KEFKKR.JCD ' DBBdTE. Message Received With. Ifnrab of Ap-- plause Ini Ml* House.. Washington, March. S9i:— 3?isi*re was an. outburst of applause in the galleries- and on the' floor of the house v.-hen the message was conaladed^ Immediately afterward the death of Re^uresentative Slmplcins was aouiounicodu The president's message was referred without debate to tlie'caoanaittee on f«ir_ eign affaira under the rules. No motion. was made. Immediately after the anr- nouncement of Representative S&np~ kins' death the hous», at 12:28 j)t. m... adjourned:. In neither senate or house waa there any debate an the reference of president's message or other documents- to> committees having charge of Cab an. relations. TEXT OF COURT'S KEINWS'1\ was moored, in ie, flve and one, Tfee state <jf dlscip]in.<? on board and pf ber Alalue Destroyed by ICxplosluu at IMlue Under Her Bottom... Washington, March 29. — The following is the full text of the report of the court of inquiry: "After full and mature consideration of all the testimony befoe it, the court finds as follows: "1. That the United States battleship Maine arrived in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, on the 25th day of January, 1898, and was taken to buoy No. 4, in from five and one-half to six fathoms of water, by the regular government pilot. The United States consul- general at Havana had notified the authorities at that place the previous evening of the intended arrival oj the Maine. "2. The state of discipline on board the Maine was excellent, and all orders and regulations in regard to the care and safety of the ship were strictly carried out. All ammunition was stowed away in accordance with instructions, and proper care* was taken whenever ammunition was handled. Nothing was stowed in any one of the magazines or shellrooms which was not permitted to be stowed there. The magazines and shellrooms were always locked after having been opened, and after the destruction of the Maine the keys were found in their proper place in the captain's cabin, everything having been reported secure that evening at 8 p. m. "The temperatures of the magazines and shellrooms were taken daily and reported, The only magazine whiv^i had an undue amount of beat was the after 10-inch magazine, and that did not explode at the time the Maine was destroyed, tqypedo war heads were all in the after part of the ebjp un> der the wardroop, and nejtfcer caused nor participated Jn. the destruction, of the ah and remote from the Scene of the explosion. "The waste was carefully looked after on board the Maine to obviate danger, Special orders in regard to this had been given by the commanding officer. "Varnishes, dryers, alcohol and other combustibles of this nature were stowed on or above the main deck, and could not have had anything to do with the destruction of the Maine. "The medical stores were stowed aft under the wardroom and remote from the scene of the explosion. No dangerous stores of any kind were stowed below In any of the other storerooms. "The coai bunkers were inspected. Of these bunkers adjoining the forward magazines and shellrooms, four were empty, namely, B 3, B 4, B B and B 6. A 15 had been in Use that day, and A 16 was full of New River coal. This coal had been carefully Inspected before receiving it on board. The bunker in which it was stowed was accessible on three sides at all times, and the fourtft side at this time, on account of bunkers B 4 and B 6 being empty. This bunker, A 1C, had been inspected that day by the engineer officer on dlnty. "The fire alarms In the bunkers were In working order, and there had! never been a case of spontaneous eonr- bnsUon of coal on board' the Mafne. "The two after boilers of the ship were fn rise at tlte time of the disaster; but for auxiliary purposes only, wit* a> comparatively tow pressure of ateaim and being tended 1 by ai reliable watch. These boilers , Od not have caused' the- explosion o. e ship. The four forward! boilers ,. i since been found by the divers, and are in' a> fait' son*- dition, "On tlVe 1 night of the- destruction' of the Maine' everything 'had been reported' secure' for the night at 8 p. m. by reliable persons, through the proper authorities, to the commanding officer. At the time the Maine was destroyed the ship was quiet, and therefore 1 least liable to accident caused by movements from those on board'. "3. The- destruction of tlie Maine 1 occurred at 9:40 p. m. on the 16th- day of February, 1898, in the' Hanbo* of Havana',. Cubai, being afc the- time moored' in the same buoy to> which she had bean taken- upon hoi 1 arrival. "Theite were 1 two explosions of a distinctly different character, with a very short but distinct Interval between them-, and' t-htt' forward part of the ship was lifted' toi a marked' degree- at the time of the fl'rst explosion.. "The first explosion was more> 3n the nature of a report like that of 'a gun; while the second explosion waa more open, prolonged and 06' greater- volume. This- second' explosion was, itt the opin- i'oiv of the- c»urt, caused' by the partial explosion of two or more off the forward magazines of the Maine. "4'. The- evidence bearing on.' this, being principally obtained' fiiom divers, dMl: nob enable the court toiform a definite' conclusion as toi the 1 condition of the wreck, although' it wa& established' tftat the' after part of tlio> ship was< practically intact, and' sank in that condition! a- very few minutes after the- destruction of the forward' part. "Tho.' following facts- ito regard toi the forward part of ship- are, however,. established by th»- testimony: "TJhait portion of the port side of the> pratecrtlve deck, which- extends from a>boub frame 30 to about frame 41 wa& blowa up aft and 1 over to port. Tine' mada deck, from about frame 30 1 toi aibout frame 4Ui was, btown up aft slightly over toi starboard, folding f&zward part off tho' middle supt>rstr.uc~ tujDQ over and 1 on top, of; the after pant. "This was; in tlto- opinion of. the «awrt, caused! by th* partial explosion s>$ two or more of the forward mag»- sines of th,«> Main*-.. "5. At tome IT;,, the outer aheli of pf the ship,, from a point ' eleweu and one-half £oet from the middl.9' line of the ship, and s&j. fe«t abos'e th.6' keel, when in ite moajiaal! position,, lias been forced 'dip, so- as. to be now about four feet aboive th© surface of the -water; therefore, abawt thirty-foiu- feet above where i* wanrtd be bad the* ship sunk uninjured:.. The outside Hot-tain plating is bent into a reversed V shape, the after wing of which, about Mteen feet broad anrt thirty-two feet in length (from frame 17 to franae- 2.i>), is doubled back upon itself against tho continuation of the sumo placing exteudh ing forward. "At frame 18 thoj vertical keel is broken in t,wo, and the flat keel tent into an angle similar to the angle formed by the outside bottom plating. This break is naw about six feat below the surface of the water, and about thirty feet above its normal position. "In the opinion of tho court this effect could have been produced only by the explosion of a mine situated under the bottom of the ship at about frame 18, and somewhat on the port side of the ship. "0. The court finds that the loss of the Maine, on the occasion named, was not in any respect due to fault or negligence on the part of any of the officers or members, o£ the crew of said vessel.. "7. In the opinion of the court the Maine was destroyed b/ the explosion of a submarine mine, which caused the partial explosion ot two or more of her forward magazines. "The court has been, unable to obtain evidence fixing the responsibility ,f.or the destruction of the Maiue upou any person or persons." PLANS FOB THE SUMMER. Th» Rocky M&ontftlfi*, and th* rieag- ni-M A trailing tlie TonMit thtt*. the winter being over, the time ap- proachfes when one begins to think of the locality for his summer outing, and plans are laid for the greatest pleasure with the most reasonable outlay of money. Variety is needed, elae absence from business ia not absolute release from care, and they are fortunate who hate learned the benefits of the Rocky Mountain country. How to travel and where to go are the important primaries to be considered, and perhaps I can aid some one who has not yet learned the way. The route should be the one which makes you comfortable from the time you leave the statloa until you reach yoUr destination, supplying for that purpose commodious ea.ro- and the latest equipment for American tonring. The Missouri Pacific System, with Its arms reaching to. every part of this Western country, gives- everyone a great advantage. Take their superb train to Pueblo, the gateway t» the magnificent Colorado scenery. Twenty- four hours places the most eastern dweller ot the state right in. the heart of the great divide,, and. he has enjoyed such scenes en route as wealthy tourists cross the ocean to find. The Denver & Rio> Grande Road* the Great Scenic Route ot the world, takes- you at Pueblo or Denver, and whirls you through canons where there must have beeu am enchantment and, where giant arms have dashed: the- boulders-, into their present resting places. The ride through! the Royal. Gorge displays the great ingenuity of Its- engineers,, and the obstinate determination' of its builders. The rails are placed! in almost inaccessible places, along the edga- of the streami or.- torrent, which, witb wonderful skill, has beeni forced out of the-way to make'roomi for the rock road 1 bed and the iron rails. At certain points the torrent maintains Ha supremacy, but the difficulty is-met and surmounted;. a> set of hangers- being made into, the cliffs- overhead! to- support the bridge work and track. The streami Is still Jubilant of its- power over man, and laughs, booms and dashes4>y as the train .passes,-, not car- ng. fan the queer shadows that fall into t, it It: can only be supreme-ait this critical-point. The canon is one-of the grandest in the world, barely wide enough, in certain parts, to admit of the stream and the'tracks, the granite walls of: giant mountains towering above and over all),and giving, a still more- impressive object lesson of the ;reat force of Nature-which has caused .t all. The climb, is a long one, and after, leaving Salida.you thinkvlt is over andi that as you, enter upon, a slight down, grade, or a, smiling valley, that you are pow going to slide down into the great San Luis<Valley. Nfever were • you; more mistaken; and if you look you, willh see'two. puffing little giants, pulling the tralmfor severallhours yet. At length, however, when yaw have be- jum to' wish for- breakfast, tike summit s reached, and there Is a^rapid stride- down, the western, slope, and into the beautiful valleyv. For more than fifty miles the trackdfras straight as an arrow,,, and the traia speeds along bring*- ng you into Alamosa for breakfast, right under the shadow at Blanco, the lighest mountain in this country. All around are smiling fields as far as the eye can reach, until vislom is interrupted' by the mountains which encircle the valley. Some- one has said the West Mountains and: the Sangre de Cristo range on the-east are airing, and'that Blanco is thO'setting. TJtese mountains afford every variety of i amusement and entertainment. There-i» fine trouti fish- ng; in season there* are plenty of ducks and Sand Hill Cranes, Brants, Geese and; ©urlew. llhese are to the valley. If .big game i&.deslred you must go back into the mountains, whtme Elk, Bear, Mountain Sheep and. Lions, Grouse, etc., are still!to be found. Outfit at one-of the pleasant llttlee hamlets and spend) a month,ib these mountains and in thiis valley, 18 you wan* an out- Ing. If, you wish to meet th» gay so- ial parities that make the mountains their hoaie in summer go ta Colorado. Springs,. Manltou,.ar some ojbher of the- delightttal resorts; on the ISae of the.? Denvetr &• Rio Grande roadt. E. P. BAKER., PENCIL PO1N/TS. Itt is the cleasji tablecloth that calxilieoi the* early grea-se spot. Bis said that courtsjiSp carries.m.or* passengers t&au all t,tte other sJfcips. The bookjtueper may not hava- been barn to rate, but bj* does it jusi the same. A woman can te.tl what antrtille-r woman has on as far as a man iran smell fried on&ms. The giirl who is learning to play the piano might appropriately be termed a pound party. A novel Improvement in piano stools, has been Just secured to a South Dakota l»ventor. It comprises a seat top which may be folded to ac- comodate one, two or three performers as desired. Inventors desiring a free hand book In relation to patents may obtain the same by addressing Sues & Co., Bee Building. Omaha, Neb. "The dry gun cotton primers and 4«|9S»tprs were gtpiyed Jp tyl Cui'go of Smokeless New York, Macrh 29.— The Atlantic transport liner Michigan, which arrived from London today, brought 200 cas, es of smokeless ppwder to order. Information asto thp destination of thepow- der could uot be pbtained, but it is believed to. be the navy department. (JuVluot lu 9p««tol Sestjltm. Washington, March 29.— Nptlcee w$ve sept frOW the executive mansion, Ibis morning for a special cabinet meet' lug atlQ:8Q SOME FOREIQN PROVERBS. If a girl is born beautiful, she is as good as born married. A house without a wife or a flre la like a body without a soul. You can never wait too long tor a good meal or a good woman. Before you propose to the daughter, study her mother's character. 'Marry your son when you like, but ypur daughter as soon as you can. John Kennedy of Kansas City, se out to hold up a rajlrpad train- He took with him a shotgun, a pair of re volvers, a dark lantern, and, a, black mask. His horse fell, '^nd Kennedy be came unconscious. In this condition he was found, and he tried to accoun for the possession of the articles aboye mentioned by spying that he was go log huntittg to? muskrats, CARfitETT OFF THB PAIiMV Vermontep- Wfio- JPegetved H3glio»t>Or*fll» tbr StAnglnt*<h 'Stingiest man I ever met was in Vermont," declared a Detroiter wtto has been an, industrious globe trotter 'or a: great many years, says the Free Press of 'that city-. "I Had been up in. .he mountains one day and whenJ^was making my Way- through the low hills to my stopping place I heard a frightful yelling which appeared to- me to ome' from; the bowels of the earth. rlad I- been- a. superstitious man L should' Have taken to my heelfe; Kix- ng the direction • nf the noise 1^ ran :owaiTl.it. and' sooit name to the top of<' a well, around which there was a pile- of clay andi broken stone. I'.; called i lown and Iliad a 'prompt answers,- 'P.ulli me otiten.th'is tarnaU quick, stranger. I- put in a big blast anf lit the fuse.- .That, bar, critter: what li had working fur me pulled half way tip an' then scotch- el the win'Jass. . Haul away or* Til be* shot outer this- here well like it wus a: cannon.' I tugged' away with such. mighti and; main-' tHat i: broke the.- crank to the windlass and 'I! heard tute old fellow yelling like a wild man., from, he bottom of- the-' well. Seizing the rope • I. pulled ; him • out hand over, hand and I'll give- 'you, my word. I ! never. be- orc had such a Job'; It seemed ' to nie .hat I could' never breathe right or be real strong again. Before 1 1 : could stand up th'e- old.: chap was dunning me for -2 'shillings to replace the broken windlass. I' ceased to wonder at tlie predicament in which the hired.; man had left h'im:<"' MET THE WRONG. G1RU... :ouneqv<!ntly.,-Tlilng» Cam*-to. a., IVotty Complication. Comedy is. not confined toithe.-stage. A Second I avenue belle who graduated it an eastern;, seminary has-, a, former ichool chum visiting her. It: goes for he saying that they are. carried; back o.the days.-of. their comradeship and laving Iftts- of fun, says, the. Detroit Free Press.. T.lie other, evening.:after dinner:- the,- visitor threw, on,; the capo and hat; of: her hostess just i to.-run to he nearest store and. procurer a i supply of bright i ribbon she - wanted-1 to complete h'en- wardrobe for a: party that night. Assshe neared : th'ft house, an her •eturn the dusk was deepening,an,el she vas startled at the approach'off a gen- •lemanlyvlooking-young/mamwhia lift- id his hat and said, pleading^?:: "Can't \ •on walk for just flven minutes, little, one?"" S-lie- sprang past h'iini with a screamiand' rushed -for-thej front door, 'rorni wHibUi emerged i on-i ttJ& run the* 'ather-andi brother of'the^otatm. The youth'i to ftont took to, lnis > beels andi herft'Wasi a stern ch'ase-'Oowering SCVT sral' blUcits. The old' gentleman ex*- amin.edlth'e tracks in the snow the next 1 morning and vowed! that- tilie "villain/*'' mus.t'.liarvca had wlng«> .as--hi? only touehl- ed i tile- pavements;.-, at: stneat crossings, 3otlj! the laughing" girls? knew by ttcis-, time- tfoat the ficeing- yauth was the •esiflfeak girl's favored" Iteau, who was, nob in the good- graces; of the father, ami' bad to carry- on; a catch-aa-cam courtship. T?la.t' hat and that. misled him. RWAGRANCfi WHI.CH VANISHES. ]fii.l; It leasts Uiitlli the Money, He has been canvassing th«x-Qity, for week trying to., sell sachet powders. He carries, ai Uttte- two-by-fanr. tench basket and! w.eaas a smile andi nose that would! put toe most sltillfiuj perfume scentan- ia the Unite-ili States to blush, snys th«6 ILouisville Commercial. But the way &«• works people iis a caution: Uljon; Ms entrance to the store, shop o;j!'ofiic<5',. ao matter which it may be, the. entiat* room is irujuedlately filled .with the* sweetest o«lpr imaginable.. His victims then are easy.. They think they ace getting a dollar's worth the standard violet sastoet for 10 cents, and. g.o about guying the other ej pleyes who didn't buy and couldn't s«e the good thing they were missing. about thirty minutes the fellows who let go their dimes begin to veali&e that the contents of the little paper packages are not so full of delights to the olfactory nerves. The next five minutes they dwell on the perfidy of man and awaken to the knowledge that their sachet powder is nothing more nor less than white ashes. The perfume is gone. It originally came from an atomizer, containing a rare triple extract, which the fakir used with telling effect upon entering his dupes' place of business Of course, the dupes did not see the little spray of perfume which came from the packet, but when they read this they'll know how they were bun- koed. The Orlgiu of tlie Tip. In former days — in coffee houses— a box was attached to the wall, shaped like the usual alms or collection boxes of to-day, and over It was the legend "To Insure Promptness." This in course of time was Vendered by the initials T. I. P. and hence the modej-r ''tip."— Chicago Daily %ws. A.GoxwiiBrood Purifier a sity Now." Hbod'S Sftraraparilla Uheifualleclfor Making Rich, R6d Blood. The necessity for takihg'Bigaod Spring* Medicine tfl'p«rify the W6odand buildup the (system is based -upon natural and un- avoidfeblfe causes. In cold t weather ther« has b«m.ldBS perspiration, and! impurities have not.passed out o! the system as they g'hould.. 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H. liwwis,l!Wl..a31 AtoU St., s much: of both thii.llpman.d5 the doauUeyin-ayerybody. • HJCrs. .TVIWBlow's Soothing- Sy rnp. EFornhlMren toetlilnif-softcnsthe fumB.iodnceaJ a pain, cunii wind colic. M cents a> The? more-heart we put intp> a ;ask the-lighter our toil become*. SiitiivTobaefiw Is me lowing 1 " "„because it is the best. 1' th* carpet weaviue- in* IPei'sia ig by women. .-Vo-To-Bae for Irifty Cants. CjHlirius.toecl lobui'iio hit bit uure, mukes wtuk tuen .bluod iiui-c. MB, ji. All is no pathway through life bhat ttoes, not have some, l^«s.es in it. SLICKER WILL KEEP YOU DRY, Don't ba fooled with a mackintosh or rubber coat. If you waatacoat that will keep you dry In the-hardest storm buy the Fish Brand Slicker. If not for sate in your town, write for catalogue to A. J. TOWER, Boston. Mass. ANY AgRMOTOR EXCHANGED FOR A ROLLER FOR A uiodele, best makes, »y.T6t approval wttftotif a ftntfav. ofj \\-fcoeljto ourage»ts,^Wi .... ^Ej™ BlBfHlll .ploo "Bow to \uionoy. 8Pr (grade 'S7 in each ""' ililfntt MJ rvu UBO ... .. Utetoc ow new fflmraiHi CVCIJ! CO., CIIICAGO. WAGON A better Scale (or lets money than lias ever been pfferert. Jou«s( oiBlngliarutop, pUHShamtol, K. Y" Bonwthlna entirely new. FREIGHT PAID.

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