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DES ALGONA 10WA, JUSTE 15 1398. WAfc TAX AT bES MOINE9, A fa Enorihou* Sum tFIH Be itnlsed Untie* the New taW; t>«9 MoisTKS, Jnne 13.—It is estimated that the war tax paid the first year by Dfes Moines bxlsinfess interests will amount to $168,25Q. This estimate i reached after investigation and extensive interviews with men and concerns affected by it. Below is a table showing the amounts \vhich, it is expected, the tax will rnise from the different Classes of business given, the first year it Is levied: Banks, $60,* 000; commercial brokers, 10,000; brokers, including pawn, SI,0"0; inheritance tax, $5,000; recorded instruments, $7, 000; medicine, $40,000; beer, $25,000; railroads, bills of lading, $2,000; railroads, sleeping car tickets, $100; express companies, lading alone, $2,600; telephones, $200; telegrams, $1,200; insurance, $3,000; theaters, $500; billiards, $250; tobacco dealers' head tax, $500. Total, $108,250. DEIQNAN A NATIVE OF IOWA. Early Days of One of the Merrimac Heroes Spent in Stuart. DCS Moines dispatch: Osborn Warren Deignnn, one of the immortal seven that braved death for country and honor in Santiago bay, is a native of Stuart, Iowa. He was born February 24, 1877, and was a wayward lad, fond of adventure and prone to travel. At the age of 14 he left home and struck out west. He landed in San Francisco in 1892, and, liking the looks of the ships in'the bay, he shipped aboard the,,.,jilonoway, and made the long jdurn'£y to Australia. Two years later he^foined the crew of the U. S. S. -Albatross, and in 1895 he was transferred to the Newark, then at Montevideo. Last April he again enlisted in the navy and was detailed to service on the Merrimac. Deignan's mother still resides at Stuart. IOWA KLONDIKERS RETURN. Two Oodar Fnll» Men Decide It is Not TVliat It's "Cracked Up" to Be. CEDAB FALLS, June 11. — E. A. Bofinger and Chas. Meyers have returned from the Klondike, well satisfied that the country is not what it is "cracked up" to be. These gentlemen say there are no doubt many rich claims near Dawson, but they have all been staked long ago. The gentlemen left the remainder of the party, who are going through, at Lake Bennett, where they are getting out lumber to build their boat. Both men are in excellent health and although they did not bring back a large amount of gold they think it paid them to make the trip f or the good it did them. Trained Nurse for Soldiers. DBS MOINES, June 11. — The friends of Companies A and H, the Des Moines companies of the Fifty-first regiment, met at the Y. W. C. A. rooms. Miss Mary E. Kight, chairman of the committee to raise f unds to send Miss Delia "Weeks, a trained nurse, to the Philippines to care for the Des Moines boys, reported about 5100 pledged. The committee was instructed to go ahead •with the soliciting .and Miss Weeks was authorized to leave for San Francisco at once. It was decided to have a permanent organization, with D. B. Patterson as president, Mrs. C. B. Worthington secretary, and Miss Mary E. Kight secretary. Iowa Masons. COUNCIL BLUFFS, June 10. — The Grand .Lodge of Masons, in session at Council Bluffs, has elected the following officers: Grand master, Crom. Bowen, Des Moines; grand warden, AY. F. Fidler, Davenport; junior grand warden, G. W. Lipe, Council Bluffs; grand secretary, A. Stern, Logan; grand treasurer, T. S. Parvin, Cedar Rapids. The next meeting of the grand lodge will beheld atMason City. Another Waterloo Fire. WATERLOO, June 10. — The sash, door and blind factory of the Cedar Valley Manufacturing Company was almost totally destroyed by fire at 0 o'clock a. m. The Joss is $20,000, with insurance of $7,000. This is the second large manufacturing plant of the same character to be destroyed in Waterloo within a week, and there is an increasing belief that the fires are of an incendiary origin. _ Lost Their Clothing-. KENO, Nev., Jnne 10. — A oar containing soldierf from Iowa caught flre on the desert and the soldiers lost all their clothes. They passed through Reno on a delayed passenger train, clad in their underclothes. Several were qujte badly burned about the head. Would-be Murderer Sentenced, IOWA CITY, June 11. — Judge Remley sentenced George S. Smith to 3 years and 6 months in the penitentiary. This ig the culmination of a lengthy trial, in which the said Sinith was convicted of shooting with in tent to kill. IOWA CROt» CONDITIONS. Now a Regent. DES MOINEB, June 10.— Governor Shaw has appointed W. I. Babb, of Mount Pleasant, regent of the State University, vice J. W. Garner, of Columbus Junction, who has resigned. Memorial Hall Located. DES MPINKS, June 1).-— The state executive council has located the state historical building and memorial hall on what is known as the Lyon tract of land. It faces south on Grand avenue a.nd lies east of Eleventh street. Five CMoot lofs }50 feet deep were bought 0$ iiS.QOO. This takes the entire h ha.l( block of the tract, except lot on the. corner of Twelfth street ajid firaedt avenue. Secretary of State polios, Auditor of State McCarthy an4 £uj-ator Aidricb, voted fo? the pm 1 - ftUajsp, ftnd Governor Shaw and I'reas- wpr of Staje Hmlgtt again^ it, favoring tracts lh,at we 9Qf<* W Xtniean Reports Show Thej Are trnnstiftlly Good. DES MOINES, Jttne IS.—The annua report of the Iowa Weather and Crop Service, compiled by Director Sage from the reports of correspondents in nearly every township in the state has been issued. This report gives the acreage of the various crops raised in the state as well as a statement o: their conditions on June 1- the date on which correspondents arc instructed to close and forward their reports. II is made in the form of a comparison with the report for 1897. The report Shows a wonderful increase in the mimber of acres of wheat sown. There is a small falling off in the acreage oi winter wheat, but that of spring wheat shows an almost unprecedented increase, due undoubtedly to the ruling high prices of this commodity. Corn shows a decrease, but it is so small that with a continuation of the present excellent corn weather the loss in acreage will not figure in the yield. Oats have also lost in acreage, but the condition now is so much better than a year ago that the decrease in acreage is more than accounted for. Practically all the crops are in much better condi tion now than they have been at this time in years. Wheat, corn and onts are nil rated at over 100 per cent. Rye, flax and barley are not so good, but hay is over 100 per cent and potatoes are Oi) per cent, despite the wet weather. Since the returns from which the report is made were received the weather has not been wholly favorable to the small grain. PITTSBURG & GULF COMES. President Says DCH IVToIncs TT111 be Made Its Iowa Terminus. DES MOINKS, June 12.—A banquet tendered by the business men of Des Moines to President Stilwcll, of the Pittsburg & Gulf Railway. Speeches were made by Mr. Stilwell; Mr. Goodrich, president of the Keokuk & Western Railroad; Governor L. M. Shaw, Maj'or John MacVicar, President Geo. Bathbrick, of the DCS Moines Jobbers' Association, and L. O. Hull, of Calhoun county. The affair was perhaps the most notable in the history of Des Moines commercial life, Mr. Stilwell said that for five years the Pittsbnrg & Gulf railway has looked forward to coming to Des Moines. He said that lie confidently expected that the city will be made a terminus of his line before the end of the year. He also stated that he has engaged to meet with ,he promoters of a new north and south .inc within the next six weeks which is projected to connect Minneapolis with Des moines as the terminus of the Pittsburg & Gulf line. Mr. Goodrich added the good word that the Keokuk & Western railroad has investigated ;he situation in Missouri, south of Cainsville, and he is confident that the Pittsburg & Gulf road will be running a direct line into Des Moines within a year. IOWA MAY BE PROUD. ler Troops Are the Best Equipped of All Kiiciinipcd at Camp Mcrrltt. SAN FR^^-CISCO, June n.—The Fifty- irst Iowa volunteers have arrived, rhey are the best equipped of aii5'that lave come. The Red Cross society gave them a hearty breakfast and oadcd them with fruits and flowers. They were given an enthusiastic reception by the crowds along the line of march to Camp Merritt and were cheered by the troops on their arrival ,here. TVood Held to Grand Jury. CKESTON, June 11.—Robert Wood, vho struck George Hunger over the lead with a neckyoke, the blow proving fatal, had his preliminary hearing ana was held to the grand jury. Wood was unable to furnish the §0,600 bait required. His plea will be self-defense. IOWA CONDENSED. Louis Baumgart, 65 years old, was killed on the Iowa Central tracks north of Oskaloosa a few days agq by a fast train, while walking on the track. Baumgart was a retired meiv chant, and was closely connected will; county democratic politics. In the Cass county republican convention a warm fight occurred between the Curtis and Hager factions, Hon. Silas Wilson having withdrawn in favor of Major Curtis. The Curtis men insisted that he be allowed to select his own delegation to the congressional convention, and the opposition that the delegates so selected be instructed for Hager on second choice. The Curtis proposition was sustained, Curtis receiving 110 votes and the opposition 55. It is announced that soldiers to fill Iowa's second call will be enlisted from the localities from which companies have already gone. The county apportionment plan is apparently overruled by the orders received from army headquarters by Adjutant General Byers of Iowa. The orders say that men will be recruited from those sections from which companies have been sent and will be sent to the front immediately. Tnese new recruits will not be mobilized in Pea Moines. Although the United States government is to do tiiis recruiting direct, and the men detailed will carry oui their work exactly as a regular tirmy recruiting officer does,' when a man enlists he is to know exactly to what regiment and to what company he will go. This will get at rest the doubt which was quite general, that it would be diflioult to gst rewuits if it w$8 npt to wlijjgb, pf tti<? four service they >vp»W go, • iLL OVER THE WORLD THE SITUATION AT SANTIAGO. All the Cables Cat nncl the Ends In American Control. ' KINGSTON, Jamaica, Julie 10.—Communication between Cuba and the outer world has been severed. The Kingston-Santiago Cable was cut first, and later the Marblehead, Yankee and St. Louis cAit the Haytien cable, running into Guantanamo bay, the ends were buoyed and Sampson can establish communication with Washington direct. The Marblehead also engaged and drove a Spanish gunboat into Gimntanamo harbor and shelled and reduced the antiquated fortifications. The insurgents co-operated on the land side. The place is being held till troops arrive. It is contemplated to establish a general base of supplies here. Communication between the fleet and the insurgents is constant. Arms for them were landed by the Smvanee yesterday with supplies in great quantities. The insurgents and Spaniards fight daily. Santiago is on the verge of starvation. All food is seized for the army and navy, and the troops and sailorj arc on half rations. Sampson officially declared the purpose of the bombardment of Santiago was to clear the way for the troops, and the object has been attained. ENGLAND'S FOREIGN POLICY. Somewhat Sensational Discussion In tlio House of Commons. LONDON, June 11.—During a debate n the house of commons Sir Clin,rlcs in alliance of hearts with America, Dilke said "Everyone would welcome jut no alliance could be n war alliance.' 1 Curzon, parliamentary secretary for the foreign oflicc, said irbitration would some dny be accepted, llarcourt, liberal leader, crit- ciscd Chamberlain's insults to Russia. n replying. Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, referred to the mportance of a "close understanding vith America," repeating his convic- ,ion that the closer, the more defined and the clearer the alliance between Jie United States and England, the )ettcr it would be for both nations and for civilization. TO PROTECT CUBAN TROOPS. owerful Fleet of Sixteen War Ships In Florida Waters. WASHINGTON, June 11.—A powerful leet of sixteen ships is assembled in Tlorida waters to convoy the troop ransports to Cuba at once. The ileet s made tip of vessels of various classes, leaded by the battleship Indiana. The ormation of this formidable convoy fleet is due to reports of Spanish war- hips lurking between Florida and luba with a view to intercepting the roop transports. The ruivy department has not given 'serious credit to hese reports, yet, to avoid the slight- st possibility of a dash by any Span- ards upon the ships convoying the roops, it was determined to assemble i fleet strong enoiigh to insure the afety of the expedition. These ships vill convoy a fleet of thirty to fifty ransports. CHRISTINA IS ALARMED. Dark Clouds Over the Spanish Dynasty Grow More Threatening. NEW Y.OKK, June 11.—The World's iladrid special says: Queen Begent Christina is profoundly alarmed and frieved at the news of the war, parti- ularly the reports from the Philippines. Moreover the popular irritation igainst the government and all exist- ng institutions is assuming dangerous hases. Everybody believes that the agasta cabinet and the liberal party vill soon have to make way for Cumps, Silvela and the conservatives, who vill take the last stand for the defense if the dynasty against the bitter rage if thenation, making apathetic appeal o the pope and the continental powers f. Europe. NOTIFIED TO GET OUT. panlsh Torpedo llont Must Leave Asuncion Without Delay. BUENOS AVKES, June 13.—The gov- rninent of Paraguay, acting upon epresentations of the United States onsul at Montevideo, notified the ommander of the Spanish torpedo •oat Temerai-io, now at Asuncion, that ic must disarm his vessel if he desired o remain in port. The Spanish commander refused to do so and was in- ormed that the Temerario must leave Asuncion as soon as the repairs to her nachinery were completed, which must be quickly done. London Press Comment. LONDON, June 10.—The Times says ditorially: "Probably the next few days will form as critical a period as ny the Spanish government has yet massed through. It is useless for Spain o cherish pleasing illusions. America vill get her volunteers into a. shape, ood enough for the work on hand, a .food deal more quickly than seems to >e anticipated in Madrid." The Daily News says: "Spain's best i-iends can only urge her to submit vithout delay. If international di- >lomacy deals with the war, Lord Salisbury will insist upon the just claim of the United States to secure the reward of energy and foresight in a good cause 1 ." The Scottish Geographical Magazine estimates that in 1850 the wealth of ,ha United States was $7,000.000,000. or about $300 pec head, and that in 1800 t was $03,000,000,000, or a,bout $1,000 per head. Harness maker and his eighteen year old son run a small shop in Hyde ,'ark. 111. On Monday morning the old aan entered the stpre and announced ,o his offspring: "Well Bill, J'ye en- isled. You'll have to stay and take -•/ire of th^sh.pp." To which the scion M'oinptly responded: "Not by a clurn. sight! Kye enlisted myself." They {. for .SprtogfieUl camping ground together nest] night, FOUGHT THIRTEEN HOURS. Marines At Cattiiancra Attacked by SpftO- fsh Rcpnlnrs and Uncrrlllae. MOLE ST. NICHOLAS, June 13.—For thirteen hours, irom Saturday at 5 p. m. to 6 o'clock Gunday morning, the foroe of 600 American marines under Lieutenant Colonel Huntington, which was landed at Fort Caimanera Friday, •were engaged almost continuously in battle with a large force of Spanish regulars and guerrillas. Reinforcements were landed from the Marblehead, enabling the Americans to hold their position, but the fighting is liable to be renewed, since the Spaniards have a large force in the vicinity and at Santiago, sixty miles away by road and forty as the crow flies. The American loss was four killed and one wounded. A picket force is missing. The Spanish loss is believed to have been heavy. The engagement was almost entirely of a guerrilla sort. The firing began at 1,000 yards and there was irregular firing until shortly after midnight, when the Spaniards made a charge on the camp. They were met by repeated volleys from the main body and broke before they were one-third of the way up the hill. When morning came the Americans got three new 2-pound field guns in action and the Spaniards soon dispersed. The Spanish loss must be heavy, but all killed and wounded were carried away. As the dispatch boat left reinforcements were being landed from the Marblehead. ENGLAND AND SPAIN. 111-Trcntinent of a British Official by the Oovcrnor-Ocnerivl of I'orto Klco. NKW Yonu, June 10.—A dispatch from St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, reports that Macias, governor general of Porto Ilico, has banished from the island Walter Betts, secretary of the British consulate at San Juan, after subjecting him to fifty-six hoiirs' imprisonment and grossly maltreating liim. The British consxil general, 'rawford, has reported the affair to his government. Betts's supposed offense was a suspicion that he had revealed information as to the mining of San Juan harbor. It seems that this was done after Sampson had bombarded the place, in anticipation of his return, and that Governor General Macias discovered that United States Consul Ilnnna had secured information of the details of this work and was making an elaborate report to the United States. Macias suspected Betts and imprisoned him, with about thirty other British subjects. It is said that serious international complications are imminent as a result of this treatment of Betts and the others, who, the dispatch asserts, are innocent, as Hanna's information was received from trusted officers on Macias's staff. WAR IN EARNEST. First Division of the Army of Invasion Leaves Key West. CAPE HAYTIEN, June 13.—Eight thousand Americans, according to a private dispatch from Port-au-Prince, have landed near Santiago do Cuba. WASHINGTON, June 13.—Under command of Major General Shafter, the first division of the United States army sailed last night from Key West to Santiago de Cuba to besiege and capture the town. The army transports, thirty in number, left Port Tampa and are now at Key West. A number of convoying Aval-ships, believed to number between sixteen and nineteen, were ready for the voyage and with this powerful force there is no longer reason for apprehension that the transports can be attacked successfully by any Spanish warships, even if such had reaped the vigilant search of the naval iommanders at Key West and Havana. BREVITIES. Judge Julius S, Grinnell, who, as state's attorney, became famous in prosecuting the Haymarket anarchists, dropped in the Illinois Trust & Savings bank at Chicago recently, and died in an hoiir. The cause was heart disease. The Spanish minister'of foreign affairs recently mailed to all ambassadors a letter in which he declared that the United States had violated international law by capturing vessels before the declaration of war; by bombarding ports without notice, and by using a Spanish flag at Guantanamo. Ambassador Hay recently presented at the British foreign office evidence that Spanish officials are making Canada a base of operations, and protested against the continuance of the conditions. His protest was based on the claim of a breach of neutrality. Hay also hud occasion recently to call attention to small exportations from Great Britain of war munitions for Spain. A dispatch from Kingston says: Admiral Sampson has given special orders that El Morro, where'the heroes of the Merrimac are confined, shall be spared in the firing. Admiral Cervera's polite assurances were accompanied by the statement that the men were confined there. This placing of prisoners in the first line of fire is denounced by the American officers as a thirteenth century defense, and an act of incarnate cruelty. A special from Vienna says: Accord* ing; to private advices from Cadiz, the preparation for active service of the Spanish cruiser Carlos V, the battleship Pelayo and the axixiliary cruisers Patriot* and Rapido, is proceeding slowly and these vessels are not yefc near ready to proceed to sea. Governor Holcomb has announced the officers of the Third Nebraska regipent: W. J. Bryan, colonel commanding; General Victor Yifquain, lieuton* ant colonel; Dr. S. D. M orcer, surgeon. The date of muster and final assignment pf the regiments awaits from, ttyp war department. OUR FLAd FLOATS IN CUBA* Six BTnndred Marine* tand and NOTF Mold Harbor o* Gnantannmo. OFF GUANTANAMO« Cuba, June 11.— Via Port AntonSa, Jamaica, June 12.— The invasion of Cuba by the American forces began yesterday. Six hundred marines have pitched their tents about the smoking ruins of the outer fortift^ cations of Guantanamo and the Stars and Stripes for the first time float on a Spanish flagstaff in Cuba. To Captain Clark and the battleship Oregon belong the honor ot accomplishing the first successful landing of the war. Forty marines from the battleship went ashore yesterday morning ind occupied the left entrance of the bay until the troopship Panther arrived with 600 marines. These, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel R. W. Huntington, arrived at 3 o'clock and within half an hour they had burned the buildings of the Spanish camp and had set fire to the miserable little village, which crouched on the beach under the hill top of Gtiantannmo. The whole operation of silencing the guns and landing the forces was as easy as placing a Sunday school picnic. The Marblehead, backed by the Vixen and Dolphin, opened fire on the earthworks Thursday. The shores to the right of the entrance were lined with guns and rifle-pits, but the Spaniards stampeded after firing a few shots. The city of Guantanamo lies four miles lip the bay and a little Spanish gunboat came down to help the shore bat- terJes, but she stayed but long enough to turn around. Numerous shots were fired by the Spaniards, but not one landed, and no Americans were injured. The main fort lies within the city limits and is still to be reduced, but it is not in a difficult position and the American officers say it can be taken in fifteen minutes when desired. The Marblehead, Dolphin, Vixen and two colliers have been off the entrance of the harbor for several days and Friday morning they sailed into the channel. A mile further up they opened fire, sending fifty shots at the fortifications on the left. The hills on the right side of the entrance were deserted. There are no defenses on the right side of the harbor. No attempt to land was made until the Oregon steamed in yesterday. Captain Clark immediately sent forty marines ashore and twenty from the Marblehead followed. They found evidence of a very hasty departure by the Spaniards. Watches, hammocks and ammunition were scattered about the earthworks and a Spanish flag was found in one of the rifle pits. The little detachment of marines held the place until the troopship Panther arrived, when they were recalled and the work of disembarking began. The first boat load had scarcely landed when the village burst into flames. Company B, under First Lieutenant Hall, %vas the first ashore, and without the loss of a moment the column started up the steep, rocky hillside to the earthworks. For an hour a brown column of marines filed vip the narrow path, eventually taking a position at the top of the hill. As soon as the American flag was swung out to the breeze from the flagstaff of the captured Spanish camp, the Oregon steamed away to rejoin the fleet off Santiago. The marines will hold the position until the arrival of the expected troops, in the meantime scouting in the vicinity, with the Marblehead, Vixen and Dolphin lying by to protect them. Admiral Sampson now has a harbor and a base of supplies on the south side of the island and troops can be landed at will. Guantanamo is about forty miles east of Santiago de Cuba and is a splendid location for a base of supplies for the blockading fleet. It is understood that the island of Cuba is entirely cut off from cable communication with the outside world. Philippines Desirable Possessions. LONDON, June 11,—Delegations of London men representing some of the most important interests in the Philippines have called upon Ambassador Hay to urge him to make representations to his governr out of their desire that the United States retain perma- nejit possession of the Philippine islands. They agree in the belief that with the guarantee of a stable government the Philippines would become a richer and more desirable possession than Cuba. Ilitlfour on English Interference. LONDON, June 11.—In the house of commons the government leader, Balfour, in replying to questions said the government would gladly take a favorable opportunity for a cessation of hostilities between the United States and Spain if there was a reasonable prospect the offer would be well received and likely to lead to an agreement, bxit there was not sufficient ground for believing that such a condition exists. Puffer Nominated for Governor. EMPOKIA, Kan., June 10.—Ex-United States Senator William A. Peffer was unanimously nominated for governor by the prohibition state convention. _ The smallest known insect, a parasite of the lizard, is but one-ninetieth of an inch in length. The estimated number of tramps in the United States varies between forty and sixty thousand. .About three days before Commodore Dewey's great victory at Manila, a Madrid paper, the Jmpai'cial, said: "The Americans can't fight, and they won t fight. At the report of a hostile gun they will flee like sheep." We Cftn't fight, eh? Maybe Dewey l>as only bepn playing with the Spaniards, linking hull a dozen of their ships, ind indulging in «i»ilw Idgds of fun of a rude nature- RACCOON RITES. their Immersion of Infant Coon* Their Wmhing of Food Before Eatln*. ', From the Cincinnati Efcqirfre-" • " ' have missed a couple of mig< ^ v lar events If you never saw «. coofi christening of coon food cleansing out: at the Zoo. The coon home at the 2oo. consists simply of a plot of ground about as large as a barn door of extrst generous size would cover. This Is surrounded by a wire fence four feet high, topped with a broad, up-curving tin rail, which prevents the little-, clown-like creatures from escapilig. In, the center of this yard is & tree twenty feet high and having many and heavy limbs. Near the base of the tree is a. several foot square pool, of water. This pool marks two very exclusive, very< notable characteristics that distinguish' the coon from any other animal. The pool is the coon's christening and food* cleansing place. When a coon gives; birth to young almost the first thing she does is to take her babies one by one in her mouth and, accompanied by the father coon, proceeds slowly and solemnly to the pool. Arriving at Its brink, and while the dad coon stands thoughtfully by, the mother baptizes the little one beneath the wave with all the decorum and solicitude that a Baptist clergyman immerses a candidate for church membership. After lowering it gently down beneath the surface and lifting it up again, Mrs. Coon and her husband wend their way back again to their family corner ot the yard. This cervice, solemn and staid, is continued by Mr. and Mrs. Coon until every mother's son of their just arrived offspring has been duly christened. Viewed soberly, it is really one of the most unique, impressive processional performances imaginable. But the indescribable drollness of the picture made by the wee husband and wife as they go through with the performance Is inimitable, and smiles, if not laughter, come to almost every one who witnesses the serio-comic bit of drama. Almost any hour any day ia the year you can find a group of people tossing bits of goodies to the coons. Upon picking up one of these Mr. or Mrs. Coon instantly, with the "goody" held daintily in its teeth, trots over to the pool and swashes the morsel back and forth in the water two or three times. Then returning to its favorite corner, or up to its favorite crotch In the tree, the llt'tle chap sets to devouring it in a way so dainty and sedate as to put food-gulping humans to the blush. But of course you wouldn't blush at Clown Coon's etiquette. There Is so much original comedy In every move he makes in this food- cleansing and eating process that you laugh in spite of yourself. His very appearance, particularly in motion, his judge-like sedateness, and his display of extreme neatness, his exquislteness in all things, form a subtle and sure tickler for anybody's laugh spot. It beats the funniest man the stage can show. A Complacent View. From the Chicago News: Jennie, aged 4, had been poking at the grate flre and burned a hole in her dress. "You must not do that, Jennie," said her mother, ."or you'll catch flre and burn up, and there will be nothing left of you but a little pile of ashes. Then what would mamma do?" "Oh," replied Jennie, "I suppose you would call Bridget and tell her to sweep up the ashes." Fired. "Won't they let you stop at out boarding-house any more?" asked the Circassian. "No," answered the living skeleton. "It isn't my fault, either, The last time I was there one of the boarders told the landlady I looked like he felt after one of her breakfasts." AN OPEN LETTER TO MOTHERS. We are assorting In the courts our right to the exclusive use of the word "CASTORIA " and "PITCHER'S OASTORIA," us our Trade Mark. I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannis, Massachusetts, was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same that has borne and does now bear the fac-simile signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on every wrapper. This is the original "PITCHER'S CASTORIA" which has been used in the homes of ihe mothers of America for over thirty years. Look carefully at the wrapper and see that it is "the kind you have always bought," and has the signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the Wrapper. No one has authority from me to use my name except The Centaur Company, of which, Chas H, fletcher Is President. March 8,1897. SAMUEL PITCHER, M. D. Two Points of View. "You, sir," said the poet, ''are a bad judge of poeti-y." "I, sir," retorted the editor, "am a Judge of bad poetry." In announcing the union of "two unocent and trusting hearts," in Mon- /oe county, 111., the reporter of a local )>aper closes his information in this expressive way: "The bride has been a widow for five long weeks." For a perfect complexion and a clear, healthy skin, use COSMO BUTTEKMILIL bOAP. Bold everywhere. A law recently enacted in Norway makes girls ineligible for matrimony until they are skilled in sewing, knitting and cooking. The huge guns of modern navies can be fired only about seventy-five times, when they become worn out. Without the First YOM Cannot Have the Last. Hood's SarsapariUa gives both. It' gently tones the stomach and gives diges* ttve power, creates an appetite and invigorates the system. By making the bloo<3 rich and pure it strengthens the nervta sod gives refreshing Bleep. ". Hood's Sarsaparilla la America's Greatest Medicine. $1; 8 |* for $6.', Hood'8 Pl|l«l we toe favorlto oattartlq. SS6c.| v' : '-l'W;»i: - r, v / ,,,,', ^£^-,^M:

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