What is this?
Optical character recognition (OCR) is an automated process that converts a digital image containing numbers and letters into computer-readable numbers and letters. The search engine used on this web site searches OCR-generated text for the word or phrase you are looking for. Please note that OCR is not 100 percent accurate. If the original image is blurry, has extraneous marks, or contains ornate font styles or very small text, the OCR process will produce nonsense characters, extraneous spaces, and other errors, such as those you may see on this page. In addition, the OCR process cannot interpret images and may ignore them or render them as strings of nonsense characters. Despite these drawbacks, OCR remains a powerful tool for making newspaper pages accessible by searching.
8 PubIto Laud. In Oklahoma. A careful Investigation of the public records discloses the fact that there are yet several millions of acres of public lands in Oklahoma yet subject to home- stead entry and settlement. It has generally been understood that all the lands in Oklahoma fit for agri- cultural purposes are already occupied, but isuch in not the fact. Owing to the method adopted for the opening of these lands to settlement, in many cases as high as five or six persons would settle on a single track on the day of the race, and rather than stand the expense of a (contest, or run the risk of other trou- ble, would, unkuown to each other, abandon the land. Again, the main race for lands at those openings was for tracts near the cities or proposed town sites and along the lines of railroads, and thus many hundreds of almost equally as good farms as are in Okla- homa were pasesd over in the mad rush for homes. It is true that a large portion of the yet unclaimed public lands are more tit for stock -raising than for agricultural purposes: yet there are still hundreds of good homes awaiting the taking in that country and undoubtedly a large num- ber of eastern people will take advan- tage of the same the coming season, .'us- How You lake It. Mr. Meeks, anxioutly—Do you think my mother-in-law will pull through, doctor? Physician, encouragingly—We can hope for the best, sir. Mr. Meeks, hopefully—So she's really going to die, is she?—Truth. A Poor anti Crime. A man in Bethlehem, Pa., was too poor to hey a grave for his dead child; so he stole into a cemetery, dug the' grave, buried the infant and was arrested. I know that my life was saved by PIFO'S Cure for Consumption.—John A. Miller, Au Sable, Michigan, April 21; 1895. There are 12.000,000 silk' hats made an- nually in the united kingdom, worth 1;.4,000,- 000. PITS -All Fitsstoportlfreehy Dr.Kline'sGreitt Nerve Restorer. NO Fitsafter the Mat nay's 11}P. Marvelou.eures. Treatiseanci =trial boll In fret Li bit eabea bend to Dr. Kilitv.931 Men never like amen who knows all about t re latest fashion in woman's dress. Gladness Comes W ith a better understanding of the transient nature of the many phys- ical ills, which vanish before proper ef- forts—gentle efforts—pleasant efforts— rightly directed. There is comfort in the knowledge. that so many forms of sickness are not due to any actual dis- easeshut simply to a constipated condi- tion of the system, which the pleasant family laxative, Syrup of Figs. prompt- ly removes. That is why it is the only remedy with millions of families, and is everywhere esteemed so highly by all who value good health. Its beneficial effects are due to the fact, that itis the one remedy which promotes internal cleanliness without debilitating the organs on which it acts. It is therefore all important, in order to get its bene- ficial effects, to note when you pur- chase, that you have the genuine arti- cle. AV111011 is manufactured by the Cali- fornia Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by all reputable druggists. If in the enjoyment of good health, and the system is regular, laxatives or other remedies are then not needed. If afflicted with any actual disease, one may he cotnmended to the most skillful physicians, lint if in need of a laxative, one should have the best, and Nvith the well-informed everywhere, Syrup of Figs stands highest end is most largely used and gives most general satisfaction. WE HAVE NO AGENTS. hot well floret to filo eon - stoner at ehow‘al.• prig - es. ship tioy e here for cr•min• mom before pale Every thine warrente4. 100 +tries of rarrbute• PO mt. Ivo. of Dame., 41 .1r le. glalap 564 jj,,, IS rIto for at alotrue. tR11.11GP • ItAll• NINA SFII. 10., W it PRATT, Sc, y Patents. Trade -Marks. Ytauliti•tfou laud allrirr• ne to Pat, nOthil.ty Inv./ :Owl fot • Intentor••tioUle, !low to l'atent \ Santss StaRRELL. 1:allill:113f7. \ THE WOODEN HEN.\ We have heard of wooden horses and wooden ducks, but a wooden hen is something new under the sun—and Its purposes are different from those of either of the other wooden animals mentioned. It is a not a toy, though it 33 ill please a boy. It is a hen, at !east It will hatch chickens from hens' eggs. It is 10305)(8 inches and will take care of twenty-eight eggs. It is an incu- bator and costs only $6.00. This wooden hen is made by George H. Stahl, Quincy, Ill. If you want to find out more about it before you buy one write to Mr. Stahl for catalogue \W which gives a full description, and mention this paper. Not a Bare Method. Eugene Sue once took his seat in the French chamber of deputies by 'the side of Victor Hugo, and, while they were chatting together, a bill O. some kind was being !discussed. When the measure was put to the vote, the poet, to Sue's great sur- prise, rose from his seat and voted. -Did you hear what the speaker said?\ asked Sue. \Not a single syllable of it,\ was the reply. \Then how can you possibly vote?\ \Oh that's easy enough. Do you see that little gentloman with spectacles, facing you?\ \Yes.\ \Well it's he who virtually tells me which way to vote. As we are invariably of a dif- ferent opinion. I remain seated if he gets up, and when he remains sealed I get up. He listens for both of Ili.\ —Argonaut. 1• 111 1 1 3 3 r e lnrioall i e l Lo r t i n r 2r it tften!,,C„,if,'„1 nt ,.„., I U . tyrs In lust ear, nuttjudit al olz s urt Could Always Rely on Him. \Herr Sanitatsrath, medical in• specter of the board o! health. would you please step over to my house My wife died this morning and we shall want /he certificate of death made out.\ -Where is the corpse?\ \On the Sundberg, about three miles from here.\ \That's a long way to go in this weather. Who attended her?\ \Dr. Killemoff.\ \I toll you what; I'll make out tho certificate here at once. If Dr. Killemoff has attended her there's no need for further inquiry. He's a man I can depend upon.\—Ilinken• der Bole. A Maine Philosopher. Captain John Farrow of Istesboro, Me.. was at his desk writing when the house was struck by lightAing * and considerably damaged. He looked over the ruin, drew his table nearer the window and finished the sketch. He then arranged as best he could 'for supper,as the stove was lying in a fragmentary condition around the room and his Wife away for an indefinite visit, sought his bed and slept soundly. WHERE DID YOC GET THIS COFFEE? Had the Ladies' Aid Society of our Church out for tea, forty of them, and all pronounced the German Coffeeberry equal to Rio! Salzer's catalogue tells you all about it! 35 packages Earliest vegetable seeds $1.00 post paid. If you will cut this out and send with 15c. stamps to John A. Selzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis., you will get free a package of above great coffee seed and our 148 page catalogue! Catalogue alonG 5C. W.II. \I know a man who never suffers from cold feet.\ \Hygenic dressing, I suppose ;•• \No—wooden legs!\ • It the Baby Is Cutting Teeth. So sore and usa thatold and well -tried remerie, Itna Wu:stows $0001•11/X0Braeefor Children Teething - Every girl who attends a social is a Christian scientist: she.doesn't have a good time, but makes herself believeshe has. IRRITATION or TRH THROAT •51) HOARNE• Sass are immediately relieved by \Brown'. Bronchial Troches.\ Have them alway, ready. \Excuse me.\ said the fish, as he dropped back into the water. \but really I don't consider your point well taken.\ Ilegentates Camphor lee with Glycerine. Ti,', original nod only genuine. Cureschapped 'lands acid I. &c.c. CA011 Bores, ac. C. G. Clark co..N.H en.ct. A married aonian loves longer than a married man. because she is less exposed to temptation to change. sesyone know4 how It is In puffer with corn, and they ore not conducive by giscersi walking. Remove them with Ilindercorns - When a mail tall. , a good deal about \im- pudent young two pie, - it is a sign that he is becoming old Many In flueneer combine to reduce health to the clanger limit The reviving properties of Porker • Ginger Tonic best overcome nose Ms. \Hello where's your wife?\ \She's gone on a whaling expedition up in the nursery:* / A Simile in Smoke. There's all sorts of grades of tobacco plant. The best comes.from I lavana. There's all sorts of grades of sarsa- parilla plant. The best comes from Hondnras. If you want cheap tobacco, all tight —provided you get value for your money. Cheap tobacco 's not as good to smoke but it don't cost as much. If you want cheap sarsaparilla ... But you don't want it. Of course you don't. You are paying for the best. To pay for the best and get anything but Honduras sar- siparilla is like paying for Havana cigars and getting Pittsburg \ Stogies.\ There's only one sarsaparilla made exclusively from the imported Honduras plant. That's Ayers. Just keep it in mind that you arc paying for Honduras sars.ti , 'HILL when you are paying for the best; but you don't get uhat you pay for unless you get Aycr's Sarsaparilla. Any doubt shoot It' Send for the \Curchretk.\ It kills 1,11( ,ire• doultierS. Add r ess I ye, , Mar.. C.9.1 HER HARNESS RACERS MRS. STOKES WANTS TO OWN THE QUEEN OF THE TuRr. Critics Thiuk Si,', Ilas 1:bumpkin In House( ta 7 ruining Under Illok1/14 blopn. the Cegeloc: - fit Now In Olt the l'14CICC — - '1' IS the ambition of a New York woman, Mrs. W. E. D. Stokes, to, own the fastest trotter in the world. A great many experienced horsemen have tried for years, without success, to gratify the same ambition. Where there are from 20,000 to 30,000 harness horses in training every year and only one champion, it Is a lucky owner who draws the capital prize. Robert Bonner is the only patron of trotting who ever owned more than one turf champion, and he has spent upward of half a million dol- lars to gratify his liking for the distinc- tively American type of horse. 'Mrs. Stokes came into possession of her first noted trotter last October, on the twen- tieth anniversary of her birthday, when her husband presented the splendid four -year -old filly Beuzetta to her, and unless a majority of the critics of har- ness racing are wrong in their opinion, the fair young horsewoman now owns the coming queen of the turf. Everybody who follows the doings of the trotters knows all about Beuzetta, 2:06%. She was raised in She Blue Grass region of Kentucky and, like most Of the noted ones, she was thought to be of little account when a young thing, although bred in the height of fashion. The filly had a will of her own and a strong one, for nobody could, in- duce her to try to trot until Trainer GUS Macey got on . the good side of her in the summer of 1893. Edward Ayres, the breeder of Beuzetta, prized her so light- ly that he sent her to New York in 1892 to be sold at one of the big auction sales of trotting stock. If Mr. Stokes had liked Beuzetta as well then as he did the next time the filly came to New York he might have saved about $16,- 000, for the skittish little daughter of Onward and Beulah was knocked down for $500, an agent of the owner bidding her in and sending her back to Ken- tucky. Macey started Beuzetta in a couple of races as a two -year -old, but she failed to win, and she was so little known to horsemen that when her driver cut her loose at Maysville in August, 1894, winning a race and a record of 2:15%, her name was heralded throughout the country as Beuzetta. A month later the great three-year - old trotted in .2:12% at Indianapolis, and in October at Lexington she won the richest prize in the history of har- ness racing by defeating some of the best colts of the year for the Kentucky Futurity, worth $23,130 to the winner. Her greatest performances last season took place at Buffalo and New York. At the former meeting she defeated Klamath by trotting the fastest fourth heat on record, 2:06%, and at Fleetwood Park, when lame from the effects of a bruised heel and with one shoe off, she forced Azote out in 2:06 1 / 2 . Peter Duryea had been negotiating for Beuzetta before this race, and had just offered Mr. Ayres $16,500 for her when the starter shouted \Go!\ in the second heat. The Kentuckian hesitat- ed. Mr. Duryea raised his arm, point- ed to the flying filly as she rushed away at her utmost speed in pursuit of Azote down the Fleetwood hill, and, turning to Ayres who stood near him on the club house steps, called out: \Sixteen thousand five hundred. Who does she belong to?\ \She is yours,\ answered Ayres as solemnly as though he were pronounc- 'zig the death sentence on his favorite trotter. A few weeks afterward Stokes Lenught Beuzetta privately from his friend, Duryea, and in October present- ed It to Mrs. Stokes. As soon as Beuzetta changed hands &he was sent to the noted driver. Orin A. Hickok, at Oakland, Cal. The latter, tt is said, has got the high-toned daugh- ter of Onward going so that she will trot either a 3:00 gait or a 2:00 gait at her driver's will. Hickok doesn't care a fig about beating the world's record with Beuzetta, although he believes her capable of doing the trick. Ile would rather campaign her and make a big \killing\ with her somewhere in the - MRS. W. E. I). STOKES. Grand Circuit, but Mrs. Stokes wishes to see her trotter lower the colors of Ails, rind It is settled that this will he the first roneldersition in Ileuzetta's cempaign next season. Seherr. while at 'he post in the Glint race, at New ( Hewitt, La., was kicked in the leg. so Cott he will not he able to ride for sem , ' time, al- though he stayed on Fannie Rowena and won the race. W. W. (MAC it. A Shad• Too Accurate. Gentleman, to new servant—fore Short Sketch of • Mews Star in the is the list of invitations; those under - Theatrical Flrusameot. lined are married couples and must W. W. Black was born at Irvington, b „ addaessad. m r. :s0.and _ sb and N. Y., Aug. 10, 1t‘.:1, and moved with wi f e. his parents to Columbus, Ohio. He made his professional debut with C. M Gard - ma'r's \Only a Farmers Daughter\ com- pany, in 1879, playlag the part of an English butler. Upon leaving that com- pany he resolved to utilize his flue basso voice in the field of negro minstrelsy, and to this end secured an engagement with Austin & Weir's Minstrels, re- maining with them for one season only. , lie next joined Simmons & Rankin's Minstrels, and subsequently joined Mc - Nish, Johnson & Slaving Co., remain- ing with the latter organization tor two seasons. He was next engaged by W. T. Bryant to play an Irish character in \Keep it Dark,\ and in this role he WHIP so thoroughly satisfactory that he sag re-engaged Um the two following sea- sons. While playing shis role he was seen by E. E. Rice, who thereupon en- gaged him as the basso of the Clipper Quartet in Henry E. Dixey's \Adonis\ and \Seven Ages - Burlesque companies. During this engagement he met anti married Carrie E. Perkins, an accom- plished and well known actress, who has won much fame in comedy and bur- lesque roles. His next engagement was with Donnelly & Girard's \Natural Gentleman, next day—Did you look after the invitations? Servant—Yes. atm Gentleman -- Did you add tho words. -and wife,\ to those sent to merried p.301)10? eervant, triumphantly—Yes. ...h- and I wrote \without a wife. .ei the others:— Truth. Sifted from the Ithxxi Sly the kidneys, impurities pass off harm- lessly. The inactivity of the orgulls Maned not only cause those impurities to remain and .etri the system, bet also leads to the de- generation and destruction of the organs thoniselyes. Prevent Bright's disease. dia- 1 etes, dropsy. gravel and other allincnts aftect the kidneys and bladder with sietter's Stomach iers. which likewise te.ercomes malarial, dyspeptic, bilioe-. mir- y ous and rheumatic complaints. Voting Spidere' Webs. Leuenhoek says that -1,0 0I) ASK YOUR DEALER FOR W. L. DOUCLAS $3. SHOE BEIJOWLDT.HE if 011 pay es to $e for shoes, ex d o amine the . I.. I /tingles Shoe, and a see what a good shoe you can buy I or OVER 100 STYLES AND WIDTHS, CONGRESS, BUTTON, and LACE, made In all It lid a of the heat //elected loather by •k Hied work - /net/ We make and more $3 Shoe* than any t r lnunuf••• Infer In the world. None mime unless name and price is stamped on the bottom. Ask your dealer for our 1115, 84, 103.50, 82.50, 8'4.25 Shoes; 84.50, tr.I. „Ltd 81.75 for boys. TAKE NO SUBSTITUTE. If yourdealer cannot supply you, send to fac- tory, enclosing price and 36 cents to pay carriage. State kind, style of toe (cap or plain), site and width. ?Mr Custom I tept. will till webs spun by young spiders w!LQII . Ir o a u tr ed o C rde ta Boxr Send fur \ ii. s - they first begin to use the spinneret ' W. L. DOUGLAS, Brockton, Mass. are not, if twisted together, as great in diameter as a hair from a husian 1 4104,44,4, \ 040 \*\ 0440-10-1 . 4 e; head. ,6=lu 1. 9 t SMOKING TOBACCO, arts CUTAPILASH ; • Gas\ Co., in which he assumed the role I-lentage f 2 oz for 5 Cents, of the broker. The following season Mr. Black and his wife were engaged 4 °- W. W. BLACK. by Charles H. Yale to play the principal roles in \The Devil's Auction.\ He was next engaged by Thos. Q. Seabrooke for the role of the sailor in \The Isle of Champagne,\ after which he joined Hellen and Hart, in \Later On,\ in which he played the part of Colonel Hayseed. Upon the expiration of this contract he was engaged to impersonate De Wolf Hopper in - The Merry World.\ He is at present appearing in E. E. Rice's \Excelsior Jr.,\ at Hammer - stein's Olympia, in New York City. Mr. Black is of fine physique and excellent carriage; he is a clever actor and an excellent . singer, possessing a basso voice of unusual range and superior quality. THE WHEEL. There are more old-style wheels rid- den in Washington than in any other city in the country. The Chicago bicycle show was a great success. It is claimed that on some days the atendance aggregated 20,030 people. The total membership of the L. A. W. on January 6 was 38.703. Of this num- ber 10,048 are in New York state. The idea of cycling policemen is gradually working westward. It is said now that St. Louis will be the next city to adopt the new idea. The banquet reception, etc., given at the Atlanta Exposition by Manufac- turer Coleman, is said to have cost that gentleman about $10,000, which, considering the advertleine he . got out of it, was very cheap. It is rumored that Eddie Bald and Fred Titus will go abroad to try to lower the colors of the French professionals. The bottom seems to have dropped out of Isaac B. Potter's scheme to trans- fer the racing end of 'the L. A. W. to some athletic organization. As time rolls on the impression grows that Messrs. Titus, Cabanne and Mur- phy were honestly convicted, and now there is little expression of sympathy for them. At El Faso. recently, J. S. Johnsor hail a special trial on the El Paso track, making a half mile in 1 minute 1 2-5 seconds. He made one-third of a mile in 39 seconds against a strong wind. John S. Johnson announces his inten- tion of leaving for Paris early in Feb- ruary, providing Michael, the European m champion, with who he has arranged .s match, posts his $500 forfeit by that time. While abroad he will probably enter the international Olympian games, to be held at Athens next year. Several leading colleges of this coun- try are desirous of organizing an inter- collegiate cycling association, aecuring the abolishment of the two-mile cham- pionship usually held at the anneal meeting of the Intercollegiate Athletic association, and imbstituting in its 1.tead a purely cycling meet in the Aring of each year. Wildidie, a well known and valuable stallion, the property of Nagler. Burke, died recently in California. where he ass shipped in 1875. Among his hest known get have been Jim Douglas, Sin - fax, Nomad. Flirtation, Wildwood, p 1 faretta and Flambeau, the last name I horse being the Hire of Cresendo. 'Sinner won the Pomery Sec Handi- cap at the Bay District track. Snn Francisco. Cal.. recently, going the mile in 1 - 39%.thus establishing a new coast record. Jo , key Washans while at the post in the leet race on lid, Neville, at New Orleans. La was kicked by Tommy Rutter, his leg being broken jest :those the ankle. • a: is Pa:n. 2:7 = :171 -5: -1 1 - k - N --- T1 DOTE 9 CUT AND SLASH ; CHEROOTS -3 for 5 Cents. t is &-fi. 9 1;1 ye a CH3151, Mellow, Healthy, '`\` --- \Th=\\ 4 =•- - 7 -- ST. J ACOISS Tnutrirsir 9 Of -ite• -tr.- _ pARKE.,s SWEET POTtiTOES — tat sharer. la,/ eIl.•ri I. o I.• 14AIR BALSAM quirt., III, -'1 , (or,- •;,roorini; Cleanses nod beriolua the heir. Adder -as T. a. skStANEllt, COlombon, l'rono.q01 leauriant growth. Never Falls to flestoro Ore.y Hair to its Youthful Color. Ctore scalp tl'icesees & hair talltug. --. 9 Pleasant Smoke. Try Them. lp 1.11Pi A CO. TODICCO !I. C. t •-.0•19 -49-41-41111 4 0 41- 41-0 4 1 ,4 410• 4 0 0 The cornin Arti5t.who knowcaloup to paint a popular subject. PLUG The largest piece of good tobacco ever sold for lo cents .and The 5 cent piece is nearly as large as you ,get of other high grades for io cents S A LZE.F.S,SEEDS RL 35 Packages Earliest ‘.1irt•ble Seed., postpaid, el .en YOU \ton arum •Pet1 come up poor and alekly, without aunt. it to vIlnIlit 10 produce n crop. that wan an °bloc( les- timi iesir re.st• prod000t..4 corps. - hot when you plant Palrer• Northern I.ros r. PaniC f , tr rioten or far m. the Irene change• a• If lv m•yio Inatenol pea u. yle1,10 you at 4 , nee get roilvloR Crops. ernes ‘h ., 7 ,„,, oil ytt,tr I00 Roller • Seod• are lull of lite, full of rigor, roil pr.0 , 111,011r 11111.1I16•4. $400 IN GOLD PRIZES. pay 11,1. on 'sin, Harley, and Corn, 510+ tol•hel• of 'Ally', Alin• fNarnolea• fte•nt yr Oat, gr.,. on one Kern Iron /hop rite In 104/4 Yon ran beat that ' It I. I he groat,“ (Kt Of tho or row y N., mot,. bar , ' Ornea If you S.,/ a nlonty if 43.04, • Barley, ova. latIrtor. 1;roatt and 1 . 10•0.0.0 /1• 010 you fried anrallno, itant Sport • and t.lant Quick tirowIng German clover? ataii.atnt Leila all about Hu... Fothlor llama SPLENDID VEGETABLES. am p s e l ee tl o a., on •e y 0,,je ed ig ...at.. Sit e• T thin, chrta;. Onion risen at Per In 10 pan V,ower 0a0u1, no. 1,0110Ori Gas., 1 . 1•nt. •nd 0aa ;1 hardy ap tjaa. b e nd b. tor Ninrket firmer., a Whole•ale Lkt. PLEASE CUT OUT THE POLLOWINO AND SEND IT Wit `i Ine in.',,,,V. '0 .1 ,, hn A. Salter awed . 'room., Win , and get freer their (Trot :C.O./zoo nog 10 pki• Grasse.. oat Parley ang Grains wN J2titslASALZER SEED C9 LA CR055ENVIS. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 1111111111111111111 11111111111111111M STEEL WEB PICKET FENCE. CABLED FIELD AND HOG FENCE. Also rt011 STEW. fa • 11111111011 AU L, IPHIT ormenfaeinn • eomp••10. 'In* .4 Voinoth o Ir. trortne aral gottr•nt•ve . , er0 •rt.11.1. to be as rep,. otartrail I r volt r , ,,41.1•0 0,01a .'s W.0 -a,, ••••• v.•01101 , nay 11 at a' ewe. free. De Kalb Fence Co., 121 High Street, DE KALB. ILL .5