The Cimarron News. (Kenton, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, December 2, 1898 Page: 2 of 4
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It is Mid that seasickness Is a nun
remedy for pomposity.
The United States haa decided not to
annex the Cuban debt.
It's difficult to convince a schoolboy
that history repeats Itself.
Paradoxical though It may seem, an
odd genius Is a genius who Is not odd.
The grandchild's voice will alwaya
be raised In defense of the mother-in-
Lots of men who make witty re-
marks are too dense to realize the
The voice of the man popping the
question has the true engagement
It's well to "know thyself and It's
Just aa important not to give thyseir
tf« all well enough to be up to date,
but It's foolish to borrow trouble
The revolts of Intelligence are more
dangerous than the insurrections of Ig-
Solomon was the wisest man In his
day, but then, of course, that was long
before your time.
No matter how proud a girl may bs
of her family name, she's seldom
averse to changing it.
It is said that the whisper of a beau-
tiful woman can be beard farther than
the loudest yell of duty.
Perhaps the periodical toper realises
that there are periods In his life at
which he should come to a full stop.
Oen. Gomez Is holding out stoutly
against disbanding the Cuban forces,
but perhaps he Is open to proposi-
Some people fancy that they can dis
card the bridge of faith which spans
the swift stream that separates time
and eternity. In the chill atmosphere
which their doubts produce, they make
the attempts to cross on the thin Ice
of their own human creation. It ia
too thin, and the outcome of all hu-
man philosophy Is well illustrated by
the predicament of its unfortunate vlC'
tlms in the following scene.
If Li Hung Chang lives until next
February he will be 76, so that it is
hardly likely he will come into office
again. If report be true, he Is the
richest man in the world, his colossal
wealth dwarfing even that of the As-
tors and the Vanderbllts. It is, per-
haps, the most remarkable testimony
to his astuteness that through all the
vicissitudes of his political career he
has always managed to keep the im-
perial fingers off fala "pile." LI Is also
Lady Frederick Cavendish lately ad-
dressed a meeting for young women in
England, and referred to government
Interference In "our great complicated
labor market.'' What English states-
man could better her simple affirma-
tion: "I am Bure there is more to be
done for ourselves than can ever be
done for us by any government, sim-
ply by trying, employers and employed
alike, to act toward each other on the
great Christian principles of truth,
honesty, unselfishness and brotherly
The great drawback In Porto Rico ia
a lack of roads. There is only one
good road on the island, and that is
the military road extending from San
Juan to Ponce, a distance of about 80
miles. This road is described as a
marvel of engineering skill and one or
the best roads to be found in the world.
Other parts of the Island are traversed
by bridle paths or narrow roads in
miserable condition. The telegraph
system, which is operated in conjunc-
tion with the postal system, Is a one-
horse affair. It has been taken In
charge by the American military au-
thorities and Is now operated separ-
ately from the poetofflce.
According to the estimates of the
treasury department the war with
Spain aince the outbreak of hostilities,
April 21, haa cost 1167,529,941, or a
fraction over $1,000,000 a day. The
civil war cost 13,065,413,425, or an av-
erage of $1,685,156 a day. The largest
amount paid out during a single day In
the Spanish-American war was $4,110,-
000. This was Just before Spain sued
for peace. The next highest expendi-
tures were $3,775,000. The dally ex-
pense of the war frequently rose above
$$,000,000. The highest dally expen-
diture was sufficient to construct and
equip a battleship of the size of the ill-
The independent voter has become to
be a potent factor in city elections, and
his influence will be still more potent-
ly exercised in future elections. He
has no respect for what is known as
"regularity, and takes no stock in ih-3
machine theory that to fail to vote
straight" is to destroy the purpose of
the party. He sees that sustaining
whatever the party bosses may propose
leads to the betrayal of the party cause
to say nothing of the party honor,
Quite as much a« opposition to • regu-
SCALDED BY UTEAM.
hrml Persons Mm • Terrible Death oa
Stockton, Cal., Nov. 27.—By a dls-
aatroua river accident this morning, at
4:20 o'clock near Fourteen Mile slough
when one of the liollera of the river
steamer T. C. Walker, which left San
Francisco about 6 o'clock last night,
was blown out, six were killed and
eleven dangerously wounded, While
probably fifteen or twenty others were
more or ifss badly hurt.
The T. C. Walker Is owned by the
California Navigation & Improvement
Company, and ran between San Fran-
cisco and Stockton.
The majority of the passengers were
In bed when the explosion occurred,
and were awakened by the report,
Which was as loud as a cannon's roar.
People rushed from their rooms in
their night clothes and found the
whole forward portion of the steamer's
upper works blown away.
The electric lights had been put out
and the escaping steam euvrloped the
front portion of the boat till It was im-
possible to see how much of the boat
had been carried away.
The screams of the men who were
locked In their rooms near the pilot
bouse were heart-rending. Captain
John Tulan had been blown from his
bed against the door of the state room
and was so seriously Injured that he
could not move. The door could not
be forced open as he was jammed up
One of the employes of the boat se-
cured an ax and cut the upper part of
the room away and flnnlly removed
him; but not until he was virtually
When pulled out the flesh dropped
from his bones In large pieces, and al-
though he was suffering excruciating-
ly he bore It bravely, and not a groan
escB|>ed him as he was taken out of
Watson Henry, the chief engineer,
and his wife were In their room near
the pilot house when the explosion
Mrs. Henry was blown through the
roof. The floor was blown upwards
and she was hurled with great vio-
lence a distance of fully twenty feet
towards the Ihjw of tlie l ont.* She
was horribly crushed by the force of
the explosion and also badly scalded
with escaping steam. Her injuries
proved fatal at 12:30 this afternoon.
She retained consciousness until a few
moments before her death.
Her suffering wns so intense that
she begged the physicians in attend-
ance to end her life, but all that could
be done was to deaden the pain by the
use of narcotics.
The moment the work of rescuing
the Injured commenced, Mrs. Francis
Robinson of San Francisco, a trained
nurse, assumed charge and throughout
all the excitement administered to the
wants of those who were worst injur-
ed. Although only partly dressed she
began her noble work.
Flour and lard were applied to the
scalded men to relieve their sufferings.
After she had somewhat eased them,
she returned to her stateroom nnd fin-
In a few moments she again appear-
ed on the lower deck to look after the
wants of the deck hands, Engineer
Henry, his wife. Captain Tulas and
Mr. Hrizzolana being in charge of the
friends. All of them were calling for
water nnd there was much confusion.
The nurse Immediately gave orders
and so directed everything that much
of the pain and suffering were re-
Flying Machine* In War.
Washington, D. C., Nov. 28.-The
board of ordnance and fortifications
haa decided to Institute an investiga-
tion of the possibilities of flying ma-
chines for reeonnoltering purposes and
aa engines of destruction in time of
Professor Langley of the Smithso-
nian Institute, the inventor of the
aeroplane, appeared before the board
and gave his expert opinion in favor
of experimentation. The board de-
cided to expend the $25,000 with a
view at present to the perfection and
use of some aerial contrivance for re-
The experiments will be conducted
under the direction of General Gree-
ly of the signal corps, and Professor
Langley has agreed to give General
Greely the benefit of his advice.
Ship* Afthore In Boeton Harbor.
Boston, Mass.. Nov. 27.—A dozen or
more coasting vessels were driven
ashore in Boston harbor during the
blizzard of last night and this morn-
ing, and the great ocean steamer
Ohio, of the Wilson line, wns torn
from her moorings and driven high and
dry on Spectacle island. Schooners
and coal barges with two an-
chors out and every reason to ex-
pect a safe weathering of the gnle,
were dragged from their moorings
and hurled against pier heads, dashed
on islands and rocks, or sunk outright.
The greater portlou of the coasting
fleet was securely tied up at the
wharves. The schooners and barges
anchored In the lower hay bore the
brunt of the storm.
Travel Permit* la the Orient.
Constantinople, Nov. 28.—The ener-
getic action of Oscar S. Straus, the
United States inlulster, has obtained a
concession which the united powers
had Ihh'u for eighteen months vainly
endeavoring to secure, namely, the
granting of traveling permits to Ameri-
can missionaries in Asia Minor.
The immediate incentive to the ac-
tion of Mr. Straus was the Porte's re-
fusal of permlta to American mission-
Reglmenti for Cuba.
Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 27.—Official
orders came to-night directing the
fourth Tennessee to prepare to move
to-morrow morning to Savannah. The
command will go to Clenfuegos. Cnba
and from there It will take possession
of Santa Clara city.
The Sixth Ohio regiment also receiv-
ed orders to-night to prepare to go to
the seaboard to-morrow. This regi-
ment will be stationed at Cienfuegos
K10S WILL SIGN IT.
PEACE WITH SPAIN IN 8I0HT.
The Commissioner* Will Still Haw Othar
Matter* to Settle at Paris— View* In
Paris, Nov. 27.—Senor Montero Rlos,
president of the Spanish Peace Com-
mission, Is this evening awaltli^ for
the reply from the S| unish govern-
ment. and unless there is some change
in the situation before noon to-morrow
the reply will be an acceptance, under
protest, of the Auiericau offer of $20.-
000,000 for the Philippines.
Even up to a late hour thin evening
telegrams have l>een exchanged be-
tween the Spanish commissioners and
Madrid, but all the Americans in a po-
sition to speak with authority are con-
vinced that the foregoing outlines the
.4enor A bar/ami ex pressed the opiu-
lon this evening that there would be no
break in the work of the commissions.
Marquis do Comillas, who la the larg-
est individual creditor of Spain, and
has been here from the outset in be-
half of numerous imi>ortant enterprise*
of which he is the head, also indicated
this evening that Spain had made up
her mind to yield. He is in close touch
with the Spanish commissioners.
"Nothing that we have done bere."
sald the marquis, "has made any im-
pression upon the minds of the Ameri-
can commissioners. From the very first
their intention was to take the Philip-
pines, and they have never wavered."
There is no truth In the report ea
bled here from Washington that In the
last American memorandum a demand
for the Sulu group had lieeu added to
the previous American demand.
The original American claim was up-
on territory within lines longitudinally
nnd latitudlnnlly defined. It will em-
brace the so-called Sulu group. There
has l>een no change since the first de-
mand, and, according to the statement
of one of the American commissioners,
there will be no modification of it.
Madrid, Nov. 27.—The Cabinet has
agreed upon the instructions to Senor
liios, president of the Spanish Peace
Commission, for to-morrow's joiut ses-
sion at Paris, at which the treaty will
El Imparcial exhorts the government
to refuse with dignity the indemnity
America offers and to protest against
America's appeal to force with re-
spect to the Philippines.
El Correo denies tne reports that an
insmrreetion has broken out in the Sulu
A Red Book dealing with the peace
negotiations is being prepared.
There is n K°od deal of comment up-
on a dispatch from Gibraltar announc-
ing the arrival there during the month
of 180 new model <*annon.
The Imparcial to-day says: The
Spanish government thought'that af-
ter the signing of the peace treaty
friendly relations between the United
States and Spain would be resumed
nnd the governments would negotiate
directly on matters of secondary im-
But the United States' last note re-
quests that the Paris commissioners
be empowered to arrange a revision of
the treaties of commerce and a special
treaty for the Philippines, as well as
to settle other questions. The Span-
ish Cabinet is obliged to accede to the
request, and therefore several addi-
tional sessions will be necessary after
The Instructions sent to M. Montero
Rios order him again to insist that the
absolute rights of Spain in the Philip-
pines should be maintained, in ac-
cordance with the very clear text of
article 3 of the protocol.
However, the government declares
that Senor Montero Rios will sign the
peace treaty without reserve, as Its
signature under protest will deprive
the treaty of a definite character and
leave matters as bad as they are now,
and we have ministerial authority for
saying that the government desires the
speediest settlement of these matters,
as otherwise they may result In grave
dangers In Spain.
DOWNING DIES IN MANILA.
Soldier of Company L, Flrat Colorado
Among Thosr Reported to Be Dead.
Washington. Nov. 27.—The following
report of deaths among the American
force at Manila was received from
General Otis by the War Department
"Manila, Nov. 27.—Adjutant General.
Washington: Following deaths since
"November SI—Frank M. Harden,
private. Company K, First North Da-
kota,dysentery: Ole T. Lakken,private.
Company K. First North Dakota, ty-
"Novemlter 22—Clyde Perkins, pri-
vate. Company K. Second Oregon,
smallpox: Walter Downing, private,
Cortipany L. First Colorado, dysentery.
"November 23—Charles McKinno'n.
private. Company F, Second Oregon,
"November 25—Robert Davidson,
private. Company G, Fourteenth Unit-
ed States Infantry, malarial fever:
James M. Clark, private. Company K.
First South Dakota, dysentery.
of "cbrlsteners." which Journeyed all
the way from the Badger state to wit-
ness the event, was given places of
honor upon the platform with the rep-
resentatives of the state, the city and
the Iron works.
MARINES LAND IN CHINA.
Win Act as Gaard Over the Aasarleaa re-
Washington, Nov. 26.—The United
States navy has landed marines in
A dispatch was received at the Navy
Department to-day stating that the
captain of the Boston bad landed his
marine guard at Tien Tsin. The dis-
patch was taken immediately to the
White House by Acting Secretary Al-
Secretary Hay was called Into con-
sultation, with the result of reassur-
ing the officials and allaying their first
feeling of apprehension. It seems that
the marines were landed, not because
of any information of rioting or at-
tacks npon American missionaries, but
solely to act as guard for the United
States legation at Pekln.
The Boston was dispatched to the
mouth of the Pel Ho river several
weeks ago at the Instance of United
States Minister Conger to provide a
guard for the legation. The minister
represented that nearly all of the le-
gations of the European powers were
provided with marine guards, and he
did not care to be exceptional in this
case. After lying at Tangu for a while
the Boston worked her way up the
river to Tien Tsin. about the head of
navigation for vessels of her class and
distant about fifty or sixty miles from
It is believed at the Navy Depart-
ment that the marines will be sent
forward from that point in launches
or small river boats.
HAVANA IN ROBBERS' HANDS.
Desperadoes Brought Back Prom Ccnta,
Working In Gangs, Plnnder In Bro*d D; j
New York, Nov. 28.—A special to the
Herald from Havana says:
"Outside of the principal business
streets in Havana a veritable reign of
terror has set in, with tlie return of
400 desperadoes, members of the In-
famoua band of nanogoes sent to Ceu-
ta three years ago. The robbers do not
await darkness to pursue their profes-
sion, though by far the greater num-
ber of crimes are committed at night.
These men work in "gangs." which
makes success of opposition to their
plans almost impossible. Indeed, the
police have found it cheaper to refuse
to see their depredations. Yesterday
two members of the new force of civil
police made an attempt to frustrate the
plans of four footpads. The only re-
sult of their temerity was that the
bodies Of . both policemen were in the
morgue this morning.
Guanabacoa is in a far worse condi-
tion than Havana. There the despera-
does have an absolute control of the
town after nightfall as Weyler did of
Havana when be was there. The Span-
ish military officer says:
"Americans are now responsible for
Cuba. If crime is to be put down, let
their soldiers come in and attend to it.
For three years they have said we are
brutal in our treatment of Cuban
criminals. We will watch their meth-
ods with great Interest."
ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE.
Secretary Alger Approves Regulations
Which Will Prevent Troubles of
Washington, Nov. 28.—Secretary Al-
ger has approved the regulations for
the army transport service prepared
by the Ludlow board. By these regu-
lations an army transport service is
organized as a special branch of the
Subject |o the supervision of the
quartermaster general, the service will
be conducted by its own officers. New
York and San Francisco are the home
ports for the Atlantic and Pacific
traffic respectively. The personnel of
the service will be:
General superintendent, assistant to
general superintendent, medical super-
intendent. transport quartermasters,
transport surgeons, marine superin-
tendent, superintending engineer, as-
sistant to superintending engineer,
port stewrard. chief stevedore, army
transport agents at over-sea ports.
It is believed at the department that
the new regulations will go a long
way toward preventing recurrences of
troubles that arose in the hastily im-
provised transport service in the v r
GERMAN RULER RETURNS HOME
Protest Against Colored Troop.,
Little Rock. Ark., Nov. 27.—Lieuten-
ant J. W. Phillips, commandant at
Fort Logan n. Root, received a tele-
gram last night from the War Depart-
ment. notifying liiui that a detachment
from the Twenty-fifth infantry would
1h> sent to this station to do garrison
This information has created a sen-
sation among citiaens generally, the
trouble growing out of the fact that
the soldiers designated for dutv here
are negroes. A strong protest will lx>
entered with the War Dc| artment by
the state authorities and citisens
nirainst the occupation of the post by
R«tna Mercedes May Be '-ret
Santiago de Cuba. Nov. 27.-Lieuten- !
ant Lncian Yonng of the Hist, who !
eome days ago examined the wreck of
the sunkeu cruiser Relna Mercedes
made another examination yeaterday!
and found that the wreck had moved 1
slightly, and is now in an extremely I
dangerous position. '
L nnrhlne the Wisconsin.
San Francisco. Nov. 27,-Yesterdav
morning at the Union Iron Works an-
other great marine fighting machine
was added to the already large fleet of
Pacific built war vessels. The battle-
ship Wisconsin sP l from the ways
yesterday morning, the largest of the
vessels built for the United States by
the Union Iron Works. The launch-
ing was effected without a hitch.
Thousands saw the plunge, and the
platform especially set aside for
gtiestM of the Union Iron Works was
crowded. The Wisconsin detection
Emperor and Empress Spent 10.000,000
Mark* In the Trip to Jerusalem.
Potsdam. Nov. 2H.-rThe Emperor and
Empress of Germany arrived here at 11
o'clock this morning on their return
from the Holy Land.
All the Prussian ministers welcomed
the Emperor and Empress of Germany
on their arrival. The imperial chan-
cellor, Prince Hohenlohe, expressed the
sincere pleasure experienced by the
ministers at the safe return.
Berliu. Nov. 26.—The church bells
were rung and the public buildings
were decorated with flags when Empe-
ror William passed through here to-
The Boerxen Zeltung says his majes-
ty's trip to the Holy Land had cost 10,-
A few of the newspapers print wel-
Forolga Coast storm Swept.
Paris, Nov. 27— During the last 24
hours storms Increasing in severity,
have ranged throughout Southern
France and northern Italy. Much dam-
age has beeu done at Marseilles. Can-
nes, San Romo and Genoa. Along the
Riveria sea walls and sea fronts have
At Genoa the German cruiser Her-
tha. one of the convoy ships during
Emperor William's recent trip to Pal-
estine. broke her moorings and col-
lided with the Italian mail steamer
SciUa. both vessels being slightly
Several other small casualties are
santiago'.s rooH-BAii CatarrhCured
GENERAL WOOD'S ADAPTIVE-
Tha EMcleat U •rernor 1« Always Alert
Mod Vlgnr< u<—He Sees Everything and
Corrects Huir Ee.ls
Mad Ma'lah Breaks Oat.
Simla, Nov. 27.—The Mad Mullah,
who. with flOH men. has been threaten-
ing to pass the Swat frontier, has
crossed the Swat river and fighting has
occurred between his follower! and
the lndo-British forces.
When Colonel "Teddy" Roosevelt Is
sworn in at Albany the rough riders
will have given two governors to the
natiou, for General Leonard Wood Is
the military governor of Santiago de
Cuba. The rough rider governor of
New York will have to set a pretty hot
pace when he liegius his gubernatorial
career if be would run in the same
class with tlie rough rider governor of
Santiago, for General Wood not only is
making history but a record l>eyond the
most sanguine hopes of his warmest
admirers. It Ih a striking coincidence
that the colonel of the rough riders
should be appointed governor of Santia-
go and lieutenant colonel of that com-
mand be elected governor of New York
in less than six months front the day
the rough riders were sworn into the
service of the United States. But those
who know both men can readily be-
lieve that the sequence of events
placed both men where they are sole-
ly by the operation of the law of the
selection of the fittest.
It would take a long and weary
search to find two men more unlike
than Governor Wood and Governor-
elect Roosevelt Roosevelt is all fire,
demonstrative enthusiasm, explosive
energy, visible aggressiveness, leading
np to pyrotechnical finishes. Wood is
like a hydraulic press which accom-
plishes large results quietly and unos-
tentatiously by the exercise of tre-
mendous and unnoticeable energy,
which is all the more effective because
it is noiseless, constant and under
perfect control. And. like that same
hydraulic press. Governor Wood is self-
contained, imperturbable and solidly
The whole army knows all about
General Wood's physical prowess, his
skill as a boxer, bis reputation as an
all-around athlete. But it remained
for the "after-surrender" days of San-
tiago to develop the fact that as an ex-
executive official, dilomat. even-tem-
pered Judge and adroit handler of men
Governor Wood has few equals.
I asked General Wood about five
minutes after he had taken his seat at
the desk formerly used by the Spanish
governor general what he would do
"Clean out about 200 years of dirt,"
That very hour the first gang of Cu-
bans was put to work on the streets.
The first week of his administration
Governor Wood was in the saddle eigh-
teen hours a day. He personally
inspected every foot of every street, al-
ley, court and lane in old Santiago. He
made a house to house canvass, exam-
ining Interior courts, rooms and hall-
ways, and before the Spaniards and
Cubans of the city knew what had hap-
pened they were whitewashing their
houses, digging dirt out of their courts,
sweeping their halls, cleaning their
rooms and obediently and dutifully fill-
ing barrels with refuse, which was set
out every morning on the curbs of the
narrow sidewalks for the carts nnd
quartermasters' wagons which patrolled
The citizens did this unusual, this
unprecedented, kind of work not under
orders of Governor Wood, but because
the alcalde—the mayor of Santiago—
had issued the instructions. Governor
Wood, with that diplomatic craft
which has enabled him to administer
the municipal affairs without friction,
never put his name under an order,
ordinance or official proclamation In the
earlier days of the American occupa-
tion of Santiago. All such papers were
signed by the mayor of the city, bnt
they were written in General Wood'i
office and carried across the hall to the
The military governor of Santiago
was a veritable Pooh-Bah: he was
mayor, corporation counsel, commis-
sioner of public works, superintendent
of police, commissioner of health, oil
inspector, inspector of weights and
measures, port physician, harbor mas-
ter, superintendent of street and alley
cleaning, gas inspector, city attorney,
city collector, city treasurer, city clerk,
chief Janitor of the city hall, desk ser-
geant of the central station and police
magistrate. In this continuous mu-
nicipal performance General Wood
played all parts without leaving the
stage, sometimes acting two or more
roles at once.
As police magistrate he was unique.
Most of the men brought before him
were Americans, stevedores who had
slipped from their ships in the harbor
or at the docks and had tried to get
the better of Santiago rum: soldiers
who had ruu the guard or sneaked
through the lines for a day in the city:
civilians who found themselves in
Santiago and had attempted to run
things on the whle-open policy. The
culprits were lined up in tlie broad en-
trance of the governor's palace in the
morning, with an armed soldier guard-
ing each end of the line. The corporal
of the guard and sergeant of the pa-
trol acted the part of prosecntlng wit-
nesses, aud ninety-nine times out of a
hundred the accused turned state's ev-
idence on himself, pleaded gnilt.v and
threw himself on the mercy of the
As a matter of curiosity I followed
np a dozen cases—ran them down, as
it were—and found that Governor
Wood had diagnosed the cases per-
fectly and had graduated the punish-
ment according to the degree of crime
or misdemeanor.—Chicago Record.
"Tour wife seems intensely patriotic."
"Patriotic! If eagle was good to eat you
would never see a turkey on our table
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wife is so completely taken up with the
game that she has quit trying to run me."
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Blood Purified by Hood's taraapa*
rllla and Health le Cood.
I was a anfferer from catarrh. One of
my neighbors advised me to take Hood's
Isrsspsrllls and I did to. A few bottles ^
purified my blood and cured me. I have ' T
remained in good health ever since." J AS.
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HQOd'e PUIS cure all Liver Ills. s
WASHINGTON AS A SENTINEL.
Walked ea Guard at Valley Pore* to Be-
lieve a Starring Soldier.
William Perrine gives a graphic pict-
ure of Washington's memorable win-
ter of suffering at Valley Forge In the
December Ladles' Home Journal.
"Sentinels pacing In the snow on the
outposts took off their caps and stood
In them to save their feet from freez-
ing," he writes. "Here and there could
lie found even officers in a sort of
dressing-gown made of old woolen
bed-covers. The stout-hearted women
of New Jersey sent their quilted
clothes as Christmas presents, with
the patriotic jest that an women were
said sometimes to wear the trousers,
so now there would lie an exense for
men who might wear the petticoats.
Washington, who never exaggerated,
said that few men hud more than one
shirt, many only half a one, and some
none at all. Nearly three thousand
men were barefooted, and occasionally
might be seen soldier who was all
but naked! Sometimes there was
nothing to eat in the camp but rotten
salted herrings. Men were known to
snatch at the dough of half-baked
cakes in the kitchens of the farmers'
wives. The contractors aud the com-
missary agents anil the Continental
Congress had brought twelve thou-
sand men to the verge of starvation,
and the blood of General Wayne ran
hot with rage as he looked on his poor
fellows weak with hunger. Indeed,
there was but one horn tumbler and
also but one wooden dish for every
mess. Washington himself dined one
day on potatoes and hickory nuts.
'My good man,' he said to the sentinel
in front of his headquarters, pacing
up and down in the bitterness of a
cold morning, 'have you had anything
to eat?' "No. sir.' was the reply.
'Give me your musket, then, nnd go In-
side and get some breakfast,' and the
tall commander gravely walked up
and down as gunrd over his own
TO CURE A COLD IS ONE DAY*
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund the money It it fails to care.
25c. The genuine lias L. B. Q. on each tablet.
Louise—"Look st the baby; be pulls
that poor kitten's tall all the time."
"Well, don't worry. I'm glad It isn't my
new fur boa."
Use Diamond "C" Soap &nd get a
full gilt mantel clock for nothing.
Other valuable prizes also.
In one particular no stove does what
is advertised for it. Pictures of a new
stove always represent a woman with a
white apron on and her hair curled, the
picture of neatness, engaged in cooking
the meal. As we said before, no stove
does all that Is advertised for It.
TIE EXCELLENCE OF SYiUP OF HIS
is due not only to the originality
simplicity of the combination, bnt ai^
to the oare and skill with which it ia
manufactured by scientific prooeaaee
known to the California Fie Strop
Co only, and we wish to impress upon
all the importance of purchasing
true and original remedy. Aa the
genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured
by the California Fie Syrup Co.
only, a knowledge of that fact will
assist one in avoiding the worthier
imitations manufactured by other par-
ties. The high standing of the Cali-
fornia Fie Strup Co. with the medi-
cal profession, and the satisfaction
which the genuine 8yrup of Figs haa
given to millions of families, makee
the name of the Company a guaranty
of the excellence of its remedy. It ie
far in advance of all' other laxativea,
as it acts on the kidneya, liver ami
bowels without irritating or weaken*
ing them, and it does not gripe nor
nauseate. In order to get its beneficial
effects, please remember the name of
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
sar rmARouce. cu.
Ky. MW TSSKKT.
An now nslDff our
MwnaHoal Tjp*-W(ti HriM
They will save time ia your eomnoalM
rs? fSLS1®7 c*n ®v*a quicker
to m4<,e fw wt* >Mes
Swda trial order to this oSee oad be
WESTER! lEWSPAPER IRION,
ROM AT WORK
tiaes of aeed; it cures surely.
ST. JAG0B8 OIL
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