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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 27, 1899
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SEEMOtf. DSMOlN:S; . ,. WEDNSBAY 27, 1899. ....... IASV blVORCES, LAST DAY'S SUBJECT. God Bath Joined Toff ether t*t Not Han Pat A»nnd«r» |lUtt. 16: 8—Skeletons Ail brer the ifaoms* tt« Well aa In the Closet. tiat there are hundreds and thou- Ids of infelicitous home in America [one will doubt If there were only jfe skeleton in the closet, that might locked up and abandoned; but in t»y a home there is a skeleton In hallway and a skeleton in all the lents. "Unhappily married" are i words descriptive of many a home- It needs no orthodox minister I prove to a badly mated pair that "re is a hell;, they are there now. ietlmes a grand and gracious wom- wlll be thus incarcerated, and her will be a crucifixion, as was the with Mrs. Sigourney, the great Sjetess and the great soul. Sometimes ||bnsecrated man will be united to a jury, as was John Wesley, or united to as was John Milton. Some- ies, and generally, both parties are blame, and Thomas Carlyle is an plerable grumbler, and his wife has pungent retort always ready, and roude, the historian, pledged to tell lie plain truth, has to pull aside the Jpurtain from the lifelong squabble at llpraigenputtock and 6 Cheyne row. Some say that for the alleviation of 11 these domestic disorders of which ^ re hear, easy divorce is a good prefer! ption. God sometimes authorizes |<livorce as certainly as he authorizes |inarriage. I have just as much regard Ifor one lawfully divorced as I have for lone lawfully married. But you know |and I know that wholesale divorce is ^ of our national scourges. I am not ^'surprised at this when I think of the ^Influences which have been abroad |mllitating against the marriage rela- Ption. For many years the platforms | of the country rang with talk about ?a free-love millennium. There were meetings of this kind held in the Acad;«my of Music, Brooklyn; Cooper Institute, New York; Treniont temple, Bos- p^ ton, and all over the land. Some of the |jf|, women who were most prominent In * that movemeut have since been distinguished for great promiscuity of all'ec- jtion. Popular themes for such occa- |1«ions were the tyranny of man, the op• pression of the marriage relation, (women's rights, and the affinities. ^Prominent speakers were women with hort curls and short dress and very pong tongue, everlastingly at war with j|Ood because they were created women; "~^hile on the platform sat meek men |th soft accent and cowed demeanor, ' ilogetic for masculinity, and hold- the parasols while the termagant fetors went on preaching the gospel ; of free love. That campaign of about twenty years set more devils into the marriage relation than will be exorcised in the next fifty. Men and women went home from such meetings so permanently confused as to who were their wives and husbands that they never got out of the perplexity, and the criminal and the civil courts tried to disentangle the Iliad of woes, and this one got alimony, and that one got I; a limited divorce, and this mother kept C the children on condition that the fa- •|||:ther could sometimes come and look at a, and these went into poorhouses, those went into insane asylums, those went into dissolute public ^PtXSir^ 6 ' an( ^ a ^ w ' ent to destruction. The fe||:||pmightieBt war ever made against the j||||;|||imarriage institution was that free-love f||p$!J|S campaign, sometimes under one name Q|HJ|and sometimes under another. "*''"'' Another influence that has warred flf^ipon the marriage relation has been „.'„.. . _ In Utah. That is a stereo- |0typed caricature of the marriage rela- Itlon, and has poisoned the whole land. ITou might as well think that you can |jbave an arm in a state of mortification id yet the whole body not be slck- lened, as to have any territories or figtates polygamized and yet the body of 'the nation not feel the putrefaction. It, good men and women of that so long ago as 1862 a if!law was passed by congress forbidding ffK'polygamy in the territories and in all " pthe places where they had jurisdiction. | ; Thlrty-seven years have passed along p| and nine administrations. Yet not un.',™ the pascage of the Bdmunds law in J'^1882 was any active policy of polygamlc llUfsuppression adopted. Armed with all fHlthe power of government, and having J'lftn army at their disposal, the first febrick had not till then been knocked gffrom that fortress of libertinism. JjEvery new president in his inaugural pickled that monster with the straw |of condemnation, and every congress ptultified itself in proposing some plan fthat would not work. Polygamy stood Utah and in other of tho territories, ;;more entrenched, more brazen, more ..Jfpuissant, more bragart and more in- flternal than at any time in its history. "; James Buchanan, a much-abused man .'of his day, did more for the extirpation of this villainy than all the subsequent administrations dared to do up | to 1882. Mr. Buchanan sent out an I army, and although it was halted in [its work, still he accomplished more i; than the subsequent administrations, /which did nothing but talk, talk, talk. ;J3xen at this late day, and with the ; Bdmunds act in force, the evil has not ; been wholly extirpated. Polygamy In Utah, though outlawed, Is still prac- tlced In secret. It has warred against the marriage relation throughout the land, it Is Impossible to have such an awful sewer of iniquity sending up Its miasma, which is wafted by the winds north, south, east, and west, without the whole land being affected by it. Another influence that has warred ggctlnst the marriage relation In this WVWtry has been a pustulous litera- with Us millions of sheets every phated witn stories of domestic »B4 Infidelities, and until it to a, me that there are any decencies of any common sense left on the subject of marriage. One-half of the news stands SUN- °* our great cities reek with the filth. "Now," say some, "we admit all these evils, and the only way to clear them out or to correct them is by easy divorce." Well, before we yield to that cry, let us find out how easy it is now. I have looked over the laws of all the states, and I find that while in some states It is easier than in others, In every state u is easy. The state of Illinois, through its legislature, recites a long list of proper causes for divorce, and then closes up by giving to the courts the right to make a decree of divorce in any case where they deem it expeu.ent. After that you are not surprised at the announcement that In one county of the state of Illinois, in one year, there Were 833 divorces. If you want to know how easy It Is, you have only to look over the records of the states. In Massachusetts, 600 divorces ^ln one year; In Maine, 478 In one year; 'in Connecticut, 401 divorces In one year; In the city of San Francisco, 333 divorces In one year; in New England, In one year, 2,113 divorces, and in twenty years in New England, 20,000. Is that not easy enough? If the same ratio continue, the ratio of multiplied divorce and multiplied causes of divorce, we are not far from the time when our courts will have to set apart whole days for application, and all you will nave to prove against a man will be that he left his slippers in the middle of the floor, and all you will have to "rove against a woman will be that her husband's overcoat was buttoulcss. Causes of divorce doubled In a few years, doubled in France, doubled in England, and uoubled in the United States. To show how very easy it is, I liavo to tell you that In Western Reserve, unio, me proportion of divorces to marriages celebrated was in one year one to eleven; In Rhode Island, one to thirteen; In Vermont, one to fourteen. Is not that easy enough? 1 want you to notice that frequency of divorce always goes along with the dissoluteness of society. Rome for BOO years had not one case of divorce. Those were her days of glory and virtue. Then the reign of vice began, and divorce became epidemic. If you want to know how rapidly the empire went down, ask Gibbon. Do you know how the Reife,a o£ Terror was introduced in France? By 20,000 cases of divorce in one year in Paris. What we want in this country, and in all lands, is that divorce be made more and more difficult. Then people before they enter that relation will be persuaded that there will probably be no escape from it, except through the door of the sep- ulchre. Then they will pause on the verge of that relation, until they are fully satisfied that it is best, and that it is right, and that it is happiest. Then we shall have no more marriages In fun. Then men and women will not enter the relation with the idea it is only a trial trip, and if they do not like it. they can get out at the first landing, 'ihen this whole question will be t;iKen out of the frivolous Into the tremendous, and there will be no more joking about H-- blosoms in a bride's hair than aboiu ,-ie cypress on a coffin. What we want, is that the congress of the United States move for the changing the national constitution so that a law can be passed which shall be uniform all over the country, and what shall be right in one state shall be right in all the states, and what is wrong in one state will be wrong in all the states. How is it now? If a party in the marriage relation gets dissatisfied, it is only necessary to move to another state to achieve liberation from the domestic tie, and divorce is effected so easily that the first one party knows of it is by seeing it in the newspaper that Rev. Dr. Somebody a few days or weeks afterward introduced into a new marriage relation a member of the household who went off on a pleasure excursion to Newport or a business excursion to Chicago. Married at the bride's house. No cards. There are states of the union which practically put a premium upon the disintegration of the marriage relation, while there are other states, like the state of New York, which has the preeminent idiocy of making marriage lawful at 12 and 14 years of age. The congi.tes of the United States needs to move for a change of the national constitution, and then to appoint a committee—not made up of single gentlemen, but of men of families, and their families in Washington —who shall prepare a good, honest, righteous, comprehensive uniform law that will control everything from Sandy Hook to Golden Gate. That will put an end to brokerages in marriage. That will send divorce lawyers into a decent business. That will set people agitated for many years on the question of how they shall get away from each other to planning how they can adjust themselves to the more or less unfavorable circumstances. More difficult divorce will put an estoppal to a great extent upon marriage as a financial speculation. There are men who go Into the relation just as they go into Wall street to purchase shares. The female to be Invited into the partnership of wedlock is utterly unattractive, and in disposition a suppressed Vesuvius. Everybody knows it, but this masculine candidate for matrimonial orders, through the commercial agency or through the country records, finds out bow much estate is to be inherited, and he calculates it. He thinks out how long It will be before the old man will die, and whether he can stand the refractory temper until he does die, and then he enters the relation; for he says, "it J cannot stand It, then through the divorce law I will back out." That process Is going on all the time, and men enter intp the relation without any moral principle, without any affection, and it la as much a matter of stock speculation as anything that was transacted yesterday in Union Pacific, Wab&eh, and and ]LaoHawftun8, N,QW, sup- pose a man understood, fts he ought W understand, that If be goes Into that relation there is no possibility of hl4 getting out, or no probability, he would be more slow to put his neck in the yoke. He should say to himself, "Rather than a Caribbean whirlwind with a whole fleet of shipping in Ha arms, give me a zephyr oft* fields of sunshine and gardens of peace." Rigorous divorce law will also hinder women from the fatal mistake of marrying men to reform them. If a young man, by 25 years of age or 30 years of age. have the habit of strong drink fixed on him, he is as certainly bound for a drunkard's grave aa that a train starting out from Grand Central depot at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning is bound for Albany. The train may not reach Albany, for It may be thrown from N the track. The young man may not reach a drunkard's grave, for something may throw him off the Iron track of evil habit, but the probability Is that the train that starts tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock for Albany will get there, and the probability Is that the young man who has the habit of strong drink fixed on him before 25 or 30 years of age will arrive ai a drunkard's grave. She knows he drinks, although he tries to hide It by chewing cloves. Everybody knows he drinks. Parents Team, neighbors and friends warn. She will marry him; she will reform him. If she Is unsuccessful In the experiment, why then the divorce law will emancipate her, because habitual drunkenness is a cause for divorce In Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, Connecticut and nearly all the states. So the poor thing goes to the altar of sacrifice, if you will show me tho poverty-struck streets In any city, I will show you the homes 01 the women who married men to reform them. In one case out of ten thousand it may be a successful experiment. I never saw the successful experiment. But have a rigorous divorce law and that woman will say: "If I am affianced to that man it Is for life, and if now in the ardor of his young love, and I the prize to be won, he will not give up his cups, when he has won the prize surely he will not give up' his cups," And so that woman will say to the man: "No, sir, you are already married to the club, and you are married to that evil habit, and so you are married twice, and you are a bigamist. Go!" UNIQUE SCHEME. $9 Uj Which a Clover Man JMiulo it I*Ivlng by Eating Oysters. New Orleans Times-Democrat: "I used to know a young man here who made a living by eating oysters," said one of a little group about the counter of the Grunewald. "Ate them on a wager, eh?" asked an Englishman in the party. "No," replied the first speaker, "he had a much better scheme than that He would stroll into an oyster bar—you know how many there are in New Orleans—and order a dozen on the deep shell, always selecting a time when several customers were present. After swallowing two or three he"— "Two^or three customers?" interrupted the Englishman. "Naw!" said the story-teller, frowning, "two or three oysters. After he put them away he would stop all of a sudden and feel In his mouth. 'Look here!' he would sing out to the bartender, 'what kind of things do you keep in your oysters, anyhow? I've nearly broken a tooth!' With that he would take a beautiful big pearl from between his lips, Of course, there was no questioning the genuineness of a gem in that way, and everybody in the crowd would look envious. Some one was morally certain to make a guess as to its value. 'Oh, well,' the oyster-eater would say, 'I don't know anything about pearls, and I'd be glad to sell this one for ?5.' I don't think he ever failed to make a trade on the spot, and as soon as he got the five in his inside pocket he would saunter out and work another bar. He used to find about four pearls a week, and as long as he kept It down to that game was perfectly safe. But he grew avaricious at last, and found so many that folks got suspicious and he considered it healthy to leave for another fishery. He bought the pearls by the gross from a house In New Jersey. They were very pretty pearls, and cost him about 6% cents apiece net. I have one in a scarf-pin now. How They Rewarded RTnilaino Sterling, Madame Antoinette Sterling, the contralto singer and evangelist, had an experience in the Bombay presidency, India, which is as quaint as any of Kipling's tales of the hills. She was campaigning with Pundlta Ramabai, and through her magnificent voice was drawing thousands of natives to her meetings. They had never seen that kind of a missionery before, and had never heard a voice like hers. They were so pleased with her work that they said to themselves: "This is a foreign woman guru, and for fear of giving offense to us she has omitted to put her begging-bowl outside of her door for us to put in the customary contributions." In India, every guru or holy person carries a brass, wood or clay begging-bowl into which the devout put some small sum of money. Madame Sterling walked out upon the veranda of her bungalow one morning, and there, to her amazement, found two begging-bowls. One, a little one, with a few annas in it intended for the Pundita, and one, an enormous affair, containing a handsome sum of annas and rupees for herself. The only explanation she could ever extract from the servant was this: "Little bpwl— little moeey for the JJttJe Pundita with little vqlce. Big bowl— big money for big Missahib with big voice," Madame Sterling was one of toe principal speakers among the American women at the International council recently held in London. shiftless fortune No Falling Of Showrt in Demand for Products! HIGH PRICES AND HIGH WAGES Bain la Purchasing Potter More Than Offsets the Increased Price Wnlch Mast Be Paid for Mauafaetnret—Fail- ures for the Week. •New York, Sept. 25.—R. O. Dun & 2o.'s weekly review of trade says: "The reaction in the stock market Is hot a Blgn of anything outside that market, but has set many to look for signs for a reaction elsewhere. Such signs have been hard to find. It has Been for months a wonder that the demand for products was sustained at rates exceeding those In any other year. But the demand does not appear to abate, and the rise In prices continues. A partial explanation is that scarcely any class of products directly consumed by Individuals has advanced as much as the wages and employment of labor. With more hands at work more hours, and at 10 to 15 per cent higher wages, the gain In purchasing power has been quite beyond the rise of 4 per cent in boots and shoes this year, or 8 per cent in leather, 6.2 per cent in woolen goods, or 10.9 per cent In wool, and even beyond the rise of 17 per cent in cotton goods, mainly due to the rise of 13 per cent in cotton. But products used in manufacturing and transporting have advanced much more, because of the enormous Increase in volume of business done and tn anticipated business for the future. Higher prices cause shrinking demand, other things being equal, but this year other things are not equal. "Failures for the week have been 154 In the United' States, against 173 last year, and IS in Canada, against 16 last year." Bradstreet's says: "Prices as a rule maintain all their former strength, decreases being few and relatively unimportant. In several lines, notably the cereals, cotton, petroleum, iron and steel, the tendency Is toward higher levels. Cotton has been notably strong and active. Wool Is higher at London and sympathetically strong here, and expectations of a good export trade for fine grades of domestic are entertained. Wheat, Including flour, shipments for the week aggregate 4,630,765 bushels, against 4,536,552 bushels last week. Corn exports for the week aggregate 3,794,965 bushels, against 3,282,751 bushels last week." CaucuK for Onrronoy 1)111. Washington, Sept. 25.—A republican member of the next house of representatives said today that it was the purpose of Col. Henderson of Iowa, who will be the next speaker, to submit the new financial bill drafted by a special committee of republicans to a republican caucus soon after the house is organized, and have it considered in caucus before reference to any committee. By this plan It is hoped to avoid any wrangle over the proper reference of the bill to committee and to secure speedy action on it In the house. No Provision for Chaplains. Washington, Sept. 25. — Secretary Root's attention having been drawn to the fact that no chaplains are being commissioned with the volunteer regiments, he has written a letter to the editor of a religious publication, who was disposed to complain, showing that congress made no provision for such chaplains. Therefore the volunteer regiments are being sent out to the Philippines without chaplains. Cleveland Car Is lilowii Up. Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 25.—A Wade Park avenue car was blown up last night with dynamite. The explosion took place at 7:30 o'clock near Doan street, where tho dynamite had been left on the track. The car was hurled from the tracks, the front wheels and truck being shattered. The motorman and two passengers escaped injury. Plans of Bridge Combine, Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 25.—Details of the combination of bridge and structural iron factories are made known. The company will be called the American Bridge company and will have a capitalization of $57,000,000. The absorption of the various plants will take place Oct. 2, the day on which the options expire. Aotor Killed by au Actress. Chattanooga, Tenn,, Sept, 25.—On the stage of the Chattanooga new opera house Friday night Julia Morrison, leading lady In the "Mr. Plaster of Paris" company, shot and killed Frank Leiden, stage manager of the company. Miss Morrison claims Leiden had insulted her. Callioun Denies a Report, Youngstown, Ohio, Sept. 25.—It was reported here that former Interstate- Commerce Commissioner W, J. Calhoun of Illinois had accepted a position as general counsel for the Federal Steel company at Chicago. Mr. Calhoun last night denied the report. Stephen M. White J* Slok. 6an Francisco, Cal., Sept. 25.—For^ mer Senator Stephen M. White is go dangerously ill at the Palace hotel of pulmonary troubles that the doctors have forbidden any of his friends to see the sick man. it is feared h« win not recover, I Qponjpj' Pel*ffo# PrIUph pioneer prints 9, fe*T| fcrWg THE BASEBALL REPORT, ttetolti of Gttmot Placed f«tt«*4*f to th« Nation*! te**ne. Chicago had fo put tip with only oni victory !fo» tha two games played with Boston yesterday, the second game was unsatisfactory. Boston mada three runs in the gloom of the eighth Inning, and the game was terminated with Selee's team one run ahead. The Reds remained about stationary jrea- terday, winning one of the two games at Philadelphia. Brooklyn shut out jSt Louis 2 to 0. Louisville crushed Washington, and Plttsburg twice showed New York how to play the game. The scores: At Boston — Chicago .. .. ....0 0010 Boston ........ 0 •Boston .......... 0202100 Chicago .......... 1100041 At New York — Pittsburg .... ..00200230 4—11 New York ...... 000010010—2 Pltf.sburg ............ 10201 * — 4 New York ............ 00000 0—0 At Philadelphia- Cincinnati ...... 11011002 0—4 Philadelphia .. ..02000000 0—2 Philadelphia ...... ......4 0 Cincinnati .............. a 0 At Washington — (Louisville ...... 13142402 * — 17 Washington .. ..00002020 0 — 4 At Brooklyn — Brooklyn ...... 10000010 *— 2 St. Louis ...... 00000000 0 — 0 So 100 0000000 1— S 0 — 0 3—8 0—7 0 3 1—8 1 2 0 — 5 HIGHER WAGES FOR MINERS, Pana Coal Company Agree to Take Back Union Men, Pana, 111., Sept. 25.—The Pana Coal company Friday made the union miners the following offer: "We will raise the scale price of $1.47 for room turning to ?1.G5, leave off the concessions offered, take back all the union men, recognize tho union In every particular, pay 33 cents per ton and go to work Monday." Banker II. N. Scbuyler says If the miners accept the Pana Coal company's proposition he will go to Chicago and remain with Q. V. Penwell, owner of the Penwoll colliery, until he makes his men tlie same proposition. President Hunter and Vice-President Russell of the Illinois Miners' union were here Friday, but both are reticent about divulging anything. Many miners are willing to resume at 36 cents per ton, but at the prico offered (33 cents) and an advance of 18 cents on room turning, it is thought the matter will soon be settled. Hard work is being done to that end by business men and citizens. Sonrohllglit PUORB In 3:03. Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 25.—Searen- light, the great sou of Dark Night, paced the most remarkable mile of the year Friday at the state fair grounds, going the distance In 2:02 flat. Ho broke tho track record by half a second and convinced every one who saw the trial that under favorable conditions he could have easily paced the mile in two minutes. The quarter was reached in thirty seconds. Swinging Into the back-stretch the wind caught Searchlight, but lie got to the half in 1:02. The third quarter was reached In 1:31, and he finished the mile, going strong, in 2:02. Montana Regiment Arr!r<tn. San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 25.—The United States transport Zealaiidla. with 339 men of the First Montana volunteers, arrived from Manila Friday The Zealandla was greeted with the usual blowing of horns, the firing o) cannon and other evidences of welcomt that have marked the homecoming ol all the volunteers. The Montana soldiers ranked with the Kansas and Nebraska troops in the matter of h-ard service, taking parl in many of the most desperate battles of the war, and losing In all twenty- OHM men killed and 122 wounded. Fourteen Are Injured. Joplln, Mo., Sept. 25<—Late Thursday night a car on the Southwest Missouri Electric railway, running between this city and Carthage, jumped the track and was smashed into kindling wood. There were thirty passan gers on'board and all were more or lesi injured, some probably fatally-. At thi time of the accident the car was running at a high rate of speed, when li struck a sharp curve, turning It over Milwaukee ^Yorklng Hard. Milwaukee, Wls., Sept. 25.—The com ; mittee having In charge the securing of the next national democratic convention for this city decided to raise a fund of $5,000 to carry on the preliminary work. Headquarters will be opened as soon as possible, and a lit erary bureau established. All incorporated companies In the state will bg asked to pass resolutions favoring Milwaukee for the convention city, G. A. It. Will Not Aluroll. New York, Sept. 25.—Grand Army men as an organization will not take part in the great Dewey parade a week from today. The committee on plan and scope decided thus to end the controversy in regard to the position which the G. A. II. should occupy in the line of march. The action by the committee was unanimous. Powey Will Accept u Home. Washington, Sept, 25.—The Dawey home committee, Qf which Assistant Secretary F. A. Vanderlip Is chairman, has received assurances that the admiral will acpQpt the proposed gift. *»w»l I'll* Mf A CO ffVOlf • W JDK» I letters ttdrtenM alwfcy* wfltli. "Yes, they say she use* ft * f Aft." ••!.:'•..• *hli Beit Man Win*. |>M*e fighting rally not be ft^.^^. snbjcct bnt it teaches A lesson—the 1 ability of mail to hold the *hnmpic.. fchlp for fthy length of time. Howfci like that great champion of Hosteller's Stomach Bitter's, nuwH has for fifty years cured constlpatio^ dyspepsia, biliousness And llrM trouble. The rate of pulsation Is 120 per tnim ote In Infancy, go in manhood and Ml in old age. ~"Ttie Prudent Man Settejji His ffotise tn Order. '* Your human tenement should be gtvett even more careful attention than thi house you live in. Set it In order tf thoroughly renovating your whole syslern! through blood made pure by -taking tiood's Sarsaparffta, flien every «iy:7f act promptly and regularly. 'el aud ;uuw.««O i,ia Mw<r^ra|.WS«|t "I always enjoy tho minstrel jokes." "Why? Cause I've got such a poof memory."—Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Princess of Naples is said to bt tho most beautiful member of a relgn- iug family. A great bicycle town Is Warren, Pa, In a popttlation of 10,000 there are 1,480 bicycles, representing an average of one for each family. A malicious trickster painted a horse yellow in the stable of the Farmers* hotel, Norrlstown, Pa. The animal triad to free Itself of some of the paint by licking It off. Blood poisoning resulted, and the horse died. A despicable wretch, employed as a watchman in a Chicago livery stable, cut off the tails of forty horses In one night and sold the hair for $9.00. By this rascally deed the value of the horses was decreased $1,960. Two plump infants compiis3 the family of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Cjrtmill of Owingsvllle, Ky. Delia May, aged three years, weighs 180 pounds; and Willie, nged four, weighs 210 pounds. At birth Delia weighed 8 pounds and tlio other 7. A recent government census of India contains a remarkable stat;ment in reference to youthful marriages. Ther* are in that country 6,016,759 girls b»- tween five and nine years of age who have been or are wives. Over 170,000 jof them are widows. Non-Territorial ICxpuiiHlon. Means paying rent for a poor farm. Now Is the time to secure a good farm on the line of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway In Mariuette County, Wisconsin, where the crop* are of the best.- work plenty, flne mar-; kets, excellent climate, pure soft! water, land sold cheap and on lontf time. Why rent a farm when you caai buy one for less than you pay for rentT Address C. E. Rollins, Land Agent, 101 La Salle, St.,_ChIcago, 111. Half a century ago nails were slowly, wrought one at a time with hammer' and anvil. Eueli pnckng-c of PutiMimFadeless Dyes colors either Sillc, Wool or Cotton perfectly. Sold by all druggists. The Livingstone (Tenn.) Crescent announces that there Is "no school thli week, as people are pulling fodder." Hows 'rills? We offer One Hundred Dollars reward for any case of Catarrh thut cannot be cured by liulf'i Catarrh Cure. R J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, a We, tho undersigned, have known F. J.' Cheney for the last 15 years and bollovehtm poi-rootly honorable In all business transactions and Ununoliilly able to carry out any obligations made by their llrra. Wost&Truax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.; Waldlnjj, IClnnun & Marvin, Wholusal* 1 Druggists, Toledo. Ohio. Hairs Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, not•Ing directly upon the blood and muooussurfaoea of the system. Testimonials sent true. £>rlo* TSo per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Hall's Family Pills are the best. The bubonic plague has made Its reappearance In Calcutta. Choice Farm Lands In Minnesota and Ualtouis. Mostly Improved. I<ow prices, easy terms Spools) K.R. rates. Wrlteeoon ns possible Klvlnu description of what IB desired. WM. HISKS. St. Paul. Minn. The clam diggers of Maine have decided to form a trust, hoping thereby to control the prices now paid by tho wholesale dealers. SLICKER Keeps both rider and saddle perfectly dry In the hardest storms. Substitutes wllldlsappolnt Ask for 1897 Fish Brand Pommel Slicker^It Is entirely new, H not for sale In your town, write for catalogue to * A. J. TOWER. Boston Mass Bocoino a member of our Association? It costs yoi nothingjbrlugsyouTyr. nnnrn AUaveiin every mouth I HE PHOTO-AMATEUR the brightest (82 pope) lihutOKraphtoTournal iiubtTsbBI a UBuvcsyoii dollars In imrwbass of Cameras »nj J! 1 !;!! S™ l*imS s .°ooSJ al "P, (or Particulars and sumpll copy.. T2B JUT'L ASSTH Of AMATEUR PHOTOORAPBBM < A»«., UIH'AUO, W4, . 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