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tft>jHfi& vm i ALGONA IOWA, £paiu Answers the Ultimatum in Tones That Brcatlio Defiance. ANSWER JUST DISCOVERED tfot Known to the Public That Such a Document Had Been Received, •GRIM WAR TO OPEN AT ONCE Formal Declaratioit oJ' Hostilities to Be Made Before Niffht, It Has Been Prepared and Is Ready lor Immediate Presentation la the House and Senate—Spain Takes tile Ultlmatun «s * Declaration of \Var-Speedy Action by Congress, Washington, April 24.—A resolution formally declaring war against Spate v/ill be introduced in the congress of tha •United States tomorrow. The decisloc tc. clo so has bec» reached after mature TOHCS Of TODAY* RUSSIA OUR GOOD FRIEND. While Anglo-American correspondents at Washington are keeping the wires hot with stories about English sympathy for us In our present struggle, our great and good friend, Russia —Russia that has been our secret ally for over a hundred and twenty-five years—looks on aghast at the spectacle of John Bull's wooing o£ fair Columbia. But Russia need feel no alarm.The correspondents In no way represent the Sentiments of the American people. The masses or about nlnety-nlhe-one hundredths of our people, have little use for England. They remember British Intrigue against the union In '61. They remember the Russian flying squadron that came to the defense of New York. John Bull can never win Columbia. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS. Grain and provisions still continue in good foreign demand and prices are acting correspondingly. This is especially true of wheat, corn and pork and the farmer who is lucky enough to have salable stocks on hand is a happy man indeed. Wheat has within the past few .days reached $1.15 a bush- deliberation in order to safeguard the •interests of the United .States. All thy n.rgumonts, pro and con, were •this afternoon at the white house a.' <:-i>nference iu which President McKtn- Isy, Attorney General Grlggu, Assistant Secretary Day and Senators Davis and Hale participated, and on its breaking up announcement was made that •.'(.ingress tomorrow would be asked tc declare what It is held already exists. This was the most important Washington development ou ttic first wai Hundny. The president will send a message ta congress tomorrow, to be delivered immediately after its convening, setting' forth the facts In the case, an<? asking congress to formally declare v/at .in order that there may be no misunderstanding on the part oE othei nations?. The moat important point It the message, from a mnvs point of view. v/ill be the announcement that Spalr I'.EIS made formal reply to our ultimatum. This reply has not been given ta the public, aud it was supposed that t trill? had been received. The. document Is a formal acknowledgment by Spain and also an acceptance br that country nC the ultimatum 'us a virtual declaration ol! war Congress will, therefore;, be asked to recog- ./tlze this condition of affairs and to 'declare it to the world, using Spain's 'concession as a reason for it. • War. Resolutions to Be Passed Quickly. \ The war resolution has been prepared, land it is understood 'that the two committees having In charge the foreigi; affairs of the two houses of congress "• v/ill be prepared to report upon it very I speedily—probably after the reading of i the message. An effort will then be 'inada to have the resolution taken up . and passed forthwith, and it is not now .'believed that there will bo any formld- j.-i.ble opposition to this course in either 1 house. Otherwise, the news of the day til-.ere related almoHt entirely to the exe- ''t-ution of plans hitherto announced. For the president and his cabine f ! circle, Sunday passed ciuietly and uneventfully. In the state, war and navy depart. meats many of .the officials were at '.••chelr desks directing the execution o •'policies heretofore determined upon. i Assistant Secretary Molkeljohn is • fHisily engaged in supervising the geri- '«ral preparations for the transportation , <>'' the troops overland aiul also to Cuba, 'tor which a large number of vessels :will be chartered. In the quartermas- i f.er's office nearly the -whole clerical ! force was on hand. Tho details are far j from completed, but Quartermaster [General Ludlngton believes everything i «ill be in readiness by the time the j troops are ready to move. Miles Confers With Staff. General Miles was at his; office in the ,v.-.-;ir department for some time in conference with his staff officers. It is said at tho navy department thai !n(( of the naval militia which will be | used in the deep sea patrol vessels al- iready have been ordered to them. Those i remaining will be utilized in manning .fhv! signal stations along the coast and jHw vessels of the close shore auxiliary • fleet. Commander Richardson Clover ex- i pools that the gunboat Bancroft, which l-.e la to command and which is now un- iJfM'g-oing repairs at Boston, will sail for 'Norfolk in a few days to take on her ^ammunition, and then will be sent to join Admiral Sampson's fleet. Assistant Secretary Iloosp.velt today announced that the government' had purchased the steam yacht Alison for ttio auxiliary navy. It is of light draught and excellently fitted for patrol duty in shallow waters. She is of lol tons gross register, 119 feet long and 20 feet beam. Her home port is New York, Spanish Feet at Cape Verde. It was said at the navy department today that no additional information I'.acl been received of the movements ot .the Spanish fleets rendezvoused at Ca- dr/. and at Cape Verde islands. Every-step'taken by these fleets is promptly reported to lh* department by the agents abroad. Most of the veusels of the Asiatic squadron, which, according to the Associated Press dispatches, is to sail with nfrulcrt orders, according- to the latest published advices -were rendezvoused at Hong Kong. The squadron is under "••omund of Commodore George Dewoy, i^vell Known and trusted naval officer, aud is made up of seven vessels, exclud- i'.\S the little colliers recently purchased l>v the department. The Oiympia, a protected cruiser, is the flagship, with iv cpc-ed of over 21 knots, while the other ships are the protected cruiser Baltimore, of 20 knots; the protected cruiser Jtaleigh, of 19 knots; the protected cruls- *»t- Boston, of 15% knots; the gunboat Concord, of nearly 17 knots; the gunboat Pt-trel, of nearly 12 knots, and the iron s>tup aionoca-cy, pjf,lj, knots. el and the visible supply reports are very discouraging. The Chicago clique, headed by Leiter, maintain that the price will be cloae to $1.50 before June I. IMAGE'S BEE ION. 'STORM CLOUDS BRIGHTENED' SUNDAY'S SUBJECT. » BKleous Jluveut". Butte, Mont,, April SO.~Cyrua A. Bell, a miner, lias been arrested, ch,argr ed with attempting to hum to^eath in. taeir house Mrs. M8»'i°n Kelly and her tji o children, Tha woman had refused to warry hip. Tbe w>an entered her 1 &p.usje in tn.e #jrjy worfliBf, bound and chloroformed her, #ft4 her oldest r, and, tb,ea «rt £i'« tfl the house, by thp STOCKS AND BONDS. Stocks and bonds still continue to hold their own. England has been unloading American securities, but so healthy Is the demand for such holdings that no noticeable decline has yet been recorded. If the war with Spain should extend any great length of time It is possible that the greater part of British holdings will have passed Into American hands, thereby reducing our foreign interest account 1200,000,000 or thereabouts annually. SMALL CALIBER ARMS. In presence of the terrors ot modern ordnance and rapid-fire guns it is not likely that a naval combat between Spain and the United States will produce many duels at close quarters such as have distinguished our naval annals in the past. But If any such close encounters do take place they are likely to develop some very Interesting military 'and surgical problems in connection with the recent radical innovation of rifles with very small bores. GLADSTONE A SUFFERER. It is sad that the great Gladstone should have to make his exit from life through so painful an affliction as that which is upon him. The malignant growth in his face is said to have reached one of his eyes, and increasing doses of morphine are the only alternative of great suffering. The drug is eaid to stir his mind and cause him to repeat parts of speeches and discussions from his illustrious past. SPANISH MISRULE. A genuine picture iu miniature of the effect of Spanish misrule is to bo found in Puerto Rico. It pays Spain this year $4,374,874 in taxes, of which, only $650,000 is spent for the benefit of the native population. Out ot 489,267 whites on the island only 96,867 can read and write, and the Spaniards supported by the people number not less than 35,000. This is a fair illustration of the way in which Spain governs Us dependencies. LAPLAND REINDEERS. The scheme of transporting reindeer from Lapland to be used for transportation in Alaska appears to have proved a decided failure. Advices from Dyea received In Washington report that many of the herd taken across the continent some weeks ago are already dead for want of proper forage, though moss having been found there is reason to hope that a part of the remainder may be saved. WORK IS BECOMING PLENTIFUL. The prospective increase of the volume of money—$400,000,000 in new paper may be floated on a "coin" bond basis—has already had a tendency to increase the price of staples in all lines. While as yet there is no increase to wage earners, work is getting more plentiful everywhere, verifying the old saying that "It IB an ill wind that blows nobody good." ALL STATES NOW SING IT. It is an evidence of the change which has come over the public mind iu the south within the last thirty years to see Julia Ward Howe's magnificent "Battle Hymn of the Republic," which stirred so many hearts during the war of the rebellion, finding publication in the columns of the southern press iii these days. Maryvilie.Mo.—Pat Keegau accidentally killed his 8-year-old daughter. Most Americans abrpad are hurrying home on the principle that In time of war the place for an American is iu America. This should not be construed against Boss Croker, who is about to sail for Europe to spend the summer there. The sentiment applies only to true Americans. New York has launched the vice presidential boom of Congressman Sulzer of that state. Mr. Suhser is the silver-tongued orator of the house and is also remarkable toy his resemblance to Henry Ulay. He wag one pf the few silver democrats elected from that state in 189U. J&8He$v}He,'0.-'~AppHc J aUou was made fpF ^ receiver |or tie Ohio U'on company, ' Th,e application was made by charged itot Greece Bros., the sgeri oJ ti|e co»cev», b»vp lost . ( ^ it the Text ,tob 3?:2t n* irolliows: "And Now Men Soft Not Mio rfrlght Light Which I* In tit it fclontl*: 1 '— Comfort of Clirlstlaii TonrhlnK*- Wind east. Barometer falling".. Storm* signals out. Ship reefing maintopsail! Awnings taken in. Prophecies of toul weather everywhere. The clouds con.- gregate around the sun, proposing to abolish him. But after a. while he assails the flanks of the clouds with, fly- Ing artillery of light, and here and there is a sign of clearing weather. Many do not observe it. Many do not realize it. "And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds." In other words there are a hundred men looking for storm where there Is one man looking for sunshine; My object will be to get you and rnysolt into the delightful habit of making the best o£ everything. You may have wondered at the statistics that in India, IE the year 1875, there were over 19,000 people slain by •w.'ld beasts, and that in th.e year 187.6, there were in India aver. 20,000 people destroyed by wild animals. But there- is a monster in our own. band which is year by year destroying more thaiu that. It is the old bear of melancholy, and with gospel weapons J propose to. chase it back to it» midnight caverns.. I mean to do two sums^—a sum in sub^ traction and a sum In addition—a subr traction from your days of depression, and an addition to your days of joy. II God will help me I will compel you to, see the bright light that there Is in, the clouds, and compel yo.u to make, the best of everything. In the first place, yon ought to make- the very best of all your financial misfortunes. During the panic a few. years; ago you all lost money. Some of you lost it In most unaccountable ways». For the question, "How many thousands of dollars shall I put aside this, year?" you substituted tho questions.,. "How shall I pay my butcher, and baker, and clothier, and landlord?" You had the sensation of rowing hard with two, oars, and yet all, the time going down stream. You did mat say much about iS because it was not politic to speak much of financial embarrassment; b.iit your •wife knew. Less variety of wardrobe, more economy at the table, se-U-denial in art a^nd tapestry. Compression; retrenchment. Who did not feel the necessity of it? My friead:, did you make the best of this? Are yo.w aware of liow narrow an escape you made? Suppose you had reached the fortune toward which you were rapidly going? What then? You -would have been as proud as Lucifer. How few men liave succeeded largely in a financial senae and yet maintained their simplicity and religious consecration! Not on-e man out of a hundred. There are glorious exceptions, but the general rule is that iu proportion as a man gets well off for this world he gets poorly off for the next. He loses his sense of dependence on God. He gets a distaste for prayer meetings. With plenty of bank stocks and plenty of. government securities, what does that man knows of prayer, "Give me this 'day my daily bread?" How few men largely successful in this world are bringing souls to Christ, or showing self-denial for others, or are eminent for piety! You can count them all upon your eight fingers and two thu'inba. One of the old covetous soiils, when ho was sick, and sick unto death, used to have a basin brought in—a basin filled with gold, and his only amusement and the only relief he got for his Inflamed hands was running them down through the gold and turning it up in the basin. Oh, what infatuation and what destroying power money has for many a man! Now, you were sailing at thirty knots the hour toward these vortexes of worldllness—what a mercy it was, that honest defalcation! The same divine hand that crushed your store-house, your' bank, your office, your insurance company, lifted you out of destruction. The clay you honestly suspended in business made your fortune for eternity. , "Oh," you say, "I could get along very well myself, but 1 am so disappointed that I cannot leave a competence for my children." My brother, the same financial misfortune that is going to save your soul will save your children. With the anticipation of large fortune, how much industry would your children have?—without which habit of industry there is no safety. . The young man would say, "Well, there's no need of thy working; my father will soon step out, and then I'll have just what I want." You can-, uot hide from him how much you are worth. You think you are hiding It; he knows all about it. He can tell you almost to a dollar. Perhaps he has been to the county office and searched the records of d'.'e^s and mortgages, and he has added it all up, and he has made an estimate of how long you will probably stay in this world, and is not as much worried about your'rheumat- ism and shortness of breath as you are. The only fortune worth anything that you can give your child is the fortune you put In his head and heart. Of all the young men who started Jlfe frith $40,000 capital, how many turned out well? I do not know half a dozen. Again, I remark, you ought to make the very best of your bereavements. The whole tendency is to brood over these separations, and to give much time to the handling of mementoes of the departed, and to m,ake long visitations to the cemetery, a»d to say, "Oh, Bevej- loofc uu a$Ma; my jiope ia my course is gone; my religion IttneHhess'! 1 " T?He most frequent bereavement is tliO'loss- ot, children. If your departed child had lived! as long as yotr hav.o liV.ed; db>yoir nob suppose that he would have had about the same amount of: trouble and trial 1 that you have hard.? If, you could; make? a choice for your child between forty years of annoyance, loss, vexation,, axaspera- tion. and' bereavements, and. forty years in heaven, would you, take the responsibility oC choosing the former? Would you;' snatch away the cup of eternal bliss and: put into that child's hands the cup of many bereavements? Instead of the-aomplote safety intoi which that child has been, lifted, would, you like to, hold; It down to the. risks of this mortal state? Would you like to keep it out on. a sea in which; there have been more shipwrecks- than, safe voyages? Js it not a comfort to you to know, that that child, instead of being besolled, and flung into,the mire of sin, is swung oleai" into the skies-? Are not those ohildrea to be congratulated that the point of celestial bliss, which you expect to. reach by a, pilgrim age of fifty or sixty or seventy years, tliey reached at a flashi? IE the last Urn thousand children who had* entered heaven had. gone through the average of human life on. earth, are yott.sur.e all those ten thousand children, would, have finally, reached, the bllss£iil ; torjnln.us? Besides that,, my friends, you, are to look at this matter as a. selfHienial on your part foe their benefit.. 1C your children waab to, go off In,a, May-day party; if your children want to, gja on a flowery and musical excursion, yon consent. Yoa might prefer. tr>. have them yaiV but their jubilant absence satisfies you. Well,.ymu! departed children have only gone out to. a May-day, party, amid flowery antll mnslcal entertainment, amid joys aad hilarities foiie'ver. Tftat ought to.quolL some of youn-glicf, the thought oftboijr glee- Some of you, talk as though GoxJ had exhausted himself! in building; this world, and that all the rich curtains he ever made-he hung around tllis planet, and all the flowers he even-grew ho has woven into, tlhe carpet ofraur dais- ied meadows. No. This wouM is not the best thing; God can do;, ttois world is not the.best fclaing that God! has done.. One week, oil the year is,called blossom week—called so all through the land bemuse, there are m»i:e blossoms in that week, than.in any other week ot the yean.. Blossom we<rtU: And that Is what the future wosldi ia to whiioh, the CJuistLaia is invlterl— blossom week, forever. It is as fas ahead of this, worMi as- Paradise is ahead of Dry lor- tugasy and yet here v/s- stand shivering and fiearlng to go ovsjt,. and we w,nnt ta stay- oa the dry saad,. and amid: the stiojjmy petrels, whoa we are incited to arbors, of jessamlua and birds, ofi par- to get his, George C'ookman will go- to the bottom of the Atlantic to get his, and we will go to the village church" yards- and the city cemeteries to 'get ours; and when we havo our perfect spirit rejoined to our perfect body, then we will be Ilia kind of men and women that the resurrection morning will make possible. So-- you see- you have not made' out any doleful atory yet. What have you proved about death? What Is the- cas<3 you i have masfe out? You have made out Jfist tlfifr -that death allows us to have a perfect body, free of all aches,united foreveir with a perfect soul ffee from all sh* Correct your theology. Whattdbes il: srll mean? Why, it .means that moving' day is coming, and that you are going to quit cramped apart 1 jnents, and '.to mansioued forever. The horse that stands at the gate will not be the ona- latflered and bespattered, carrying bad news, but it will be the horse that: St. John saw In Apocalyptic vision — the white horse onnwhich the King cornel to the banquet. The ground around th's- psilace will quake "with the Wires and'. hoofs of celestial equipage, and thoso'Christians who in .this world; Host thete Mends and lost-thelr property, and' last their health, and lost, their life; will find out that God ;• was- always, kind, and that all things workt ed togetller for their good, and that those were the wisest people on who mads the best of everything. See you, not, now the bright light In.tas- clouds/?' la One season I bad two spiriiigtinaes. I went to New Orleans in ApiiiL. and I marked the difference between going toward New Chileans and then coming back. As I went on down toward New Orleans the verdure, the foliage, became thicken: aud more beautiful. When I came back, tho further I came toward home the less the foliage, and less and less it became until there was hardly any. Now, it all depends upon the direction in which you travel. If a spirit from heaven should come toward our world, he is traveling from June toward December, from radiance toward darkness, from hanging gardens toward icebergs. And one would not be very much surprised if a spirit of God sent forth from heaven toward our world should bo slow to come. But how strange it is that we dread going out toward that world when going is from December toward June—from the snow of earthly storm to the snow of Edenic blossom—from the arctics of trouble toward the tropics of eternal joy. Oh, what an ado about dying! We get so attached to the malarial marsh ,ln which we live that we arc afraid to go up and live on the hilltop. We are alarmed because vacation is coming. Eternal sunlight, and best programme of celestial minstrels and hallelujah, no inducement. Let us stay here and keep cold and ignorant and weak. Do not Introduce us to Elijah, aud John Milton and Bourdaloue. Keep our feet on the sharp cobble-stones of earth instead of planting them on the bank of amaranth in heaven. Give us this small island of a leprous world instead of the immensities of splendor and delight. Keep our hands full of nettles, and our shoulder under the burden, and our neck in the yoke, and hopples on our ankles, and handcuffs ou our wrists. "Dear Lord," we seem to say, "ke"ep us down here where we have to suffer, instead of letting us up where we might live aud reign and rejoice." I am amazed at myself and at yourself for this infatuation under which we all rest. Men you would suppose would get frightened at having to stay in this world instead of getting frightened at having to go toward heaven. 1 congratulate anybody who has a right to die. By that I mean through sickness you cannot avert, or through accident you cannot avoid—your work consummated, "Where did they bur) Lily?" said one little child to another "Oh," she replied, "they burled her in the ground," "What! In the cold ground?" "Oh, no, no; not in the cold ground, but in the warm ground, where ugly seeds become beautiful flowers." "But," says, some one, "it pains me BO much, to think that I ipust lose the body with which, my soul has so long companioned." You do not Jose Jt You no more lose ,your body by death than you lose' your watch, wften you send it to have it repaired, or youi jewel when you send It to have it reset or the faded picture when you send i' to have it touched up, or the photo graph of a friend when you have it pw in a new locket. You do not lose youi Paul W JU go tQ Rome tq get his isrjU go to Portland to get W$ SUlADSTONE PICTURES. Stiu-y. of. iiU IMiygiognonw as Toldi ligf the llrusli. Oao- off the curious tilings about Ml. Gladstone is the difference which,,y-ear.a have produced both in, his appearance and:expression. At all times ho^must have- been a handsome man. But strangely enough, whoa he entered, the house- of commons iu his twenty-second, year, it was tho; boa\ity that, seemed, to, point to premature death.! "His faces" said Mr. McCarthy, "was- pallid, almost bloodless," and the pallor, was brought into greater life by the abundant and intensely black hpjp aiul the large, fiery black, eyes that blazed up,an\ the world, different portraits ot Mji. Gladstone form an interesting otusly. The 1'anfi- that look& ou& from tte portrait ot 1832 is tb.jn; the features look sluvjip; the cheeka have the smoothness EMW! the moderate fullness of youth: off the mouth*, beautifully shaped, full;, and yet nob large, the dominant axjjHression is-, sweetness and tranquillity; In a later picture one- sees the ubieeks expanding, the chlni getting ssquiirer, the buo.w heavier and' the moixth, stronger, larger and grimmer. Tile expression is altogether oae of seriousness, stresuaousness, almost of frowning earnestness. And then when oae comes to the portraits &2 old age tkere is anolheu and quite as great a transformation.. The heavy, black locks have, of caarse, disappeared* and this brings out the enormous, size of tine head, largo, ia brow aud la back; the mouth appears, again, to be fuller han even in middle age, and the whole ace lias broadened; but the expression las lost all the stern and strenuous gravity oC middle age, as well as tho weet softness of youth, and there is i genial smile, a:s of the warrior who las done all his fighting and can now ook with some detachment, and even vitk some humor, on tho battlefield vhlch knows him no more.—McCar- hy's Life o£ Gladstone. UTrde Sam Says: This Is America'3 Greatest Spring •• Medicine, ;Take It [ N'ow to i Sharpen | Your ' Appetite, '' Vitalize Your Blood. To Overcome ThatTired i Feeling. G& to your druggist and get a bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilla and begin to take -it today, and realize at onca the great gis.od it is sufle-'ta-db you. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is America's Greatest Spring Medlchm. \Vifc— II wish you would' bwy me one of those,, patent iakstandfe that hoW thcinkiiu tightly- whoiii accidentally upset. Husb!iiB«l— Those- inWawads are expensive.. I think-it woul'di IMS cheapev- to spunit- the baby. ___ 1,11 Jin., Olroilioi Unoii* lliram— Wlicrothey talk nbot»t- the lower lira'ncli. oC the legislatm- 1 " they mean the iissemWyinen. Uncle Abner— Well, Irtunno. I thmlc some-of the senators. ife-jiest :i« low.. ''"What wins tho mutter witfcj tlmfc put-wit of yours, Gloil'dwV" 'M had it sold 1 uJll i-ig-ht, but Ii was foot enough' to try-to make it work." jf nil's. (Eutavrh Curo Is taken SiterunJily. Price, 7Sc:. It is iv,ar,t>h mare- to the world" &>*• a snan to lawQ-rigM.thun to dia-liappjc. Ignorance and' superstition. got aiar- riccl before tlse- iiood. _ No-To-lino for Fifty Gouts.. Gunrtifitbod u>lmcco habit ouru. makes weak men eutini:.. Wood iiuio. CUo, SI. Ali The man Who rides a. hobby uses egotism, f OJf- a saddle. Dt-icd apricots are now ss-nt from Caiiloriiiai to London., ; Jd'owls. arc plucked alive ia Malta, in ti.e public markets. Go to your grocer to-day and get a 150. package of Died for His IMist.rc.ss. A fine instance of canine devotion :oines to us from Kansas, through the olimius of the Topoka State Journal. Samuel Dodge, a ranchman, living southwest of Topeka, went to Vinita, Indian Territory, on business, and shortly after he had gone, Bessie, his five-year-old girl, wandered away from uome in an attempt to follow him. Mrs. Dodge discovered the child's absence about two hours after Mr. Dodge's departure. She made a search of the premises, and failing to find, the child, notified the neighbors of her disappearance. They turned out in force, and scoured the prairies all day, and all that night and all the next day, learching for the little wanderer. Late the following evening an Indian came upon her fast asleep just south of Post Oak creek, in an old road known as the whisky trail." Across her body stood a Newfoundland dog, which had always been her companion about the ranch. The dog was torn and bleeding, and near his feet lay the bodies of two wolves. Although the little girl's cheeks were stained with tears and covered with dust, she was quite unharmed. She and her protector were taken home, a distance of twelve miles. The dog died that night. He received a decent burial, and his muster at once ordered a marble monument, which will be placed at the head of the faithful animal's grave. It takes the place of coffee at i the cost. Made from pure gi-ains it is nourishing and healih- ful. Insist that your grocer gives van GRAIN -O, Accept, no imttatioo. She—Why did you insist on suph a short engagement, hubby? He—There were financial interests involved that you would not understand, my dear. The IPiinner Prosperity's Foundation. Bunco Bill—"There's no use talking, business is improving. The farmers are feeling easier than for four years past." Granger Grip—"No dream, pardner! I can report three gold brick sales, eight checks cashed and sixteen jays shown around town for last week, as against nothing but the sale of a ticket to Central Park for the corresponding week of last year."—Puck. Washington Evening Star: "It seem? harder for men to be really great nowadays than It was years ago," said the student of history. "That's very true," replied Senator SorgUnm; "very true, indeed. $ut I am incjineo, to think we get better paid for it nowadays." Cigars are often referred'to as wesdg. The reason, ia obvious. Scprchei'9 and gossips are .o|h>r jjgepje 4qwn, "A Perfect Type of the Highest Order of Excellence in Manufacture.'' Breakfast Absolutely Nutritious.' .Costs Less Tfian 0)iE CENT a CUD.. $$ sure that you get the Genuine Article, af pplteHESTER, MASS, WALTER BAKER «rCQ,'M4i 1780.