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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR ? EDGE FI ELP, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1895._VOL. LX. NO. 43.
Railway traveling m Norway ia
cheaper than in any European conn
According to English census report*,
the number ot occupations of women
in 1831 was five, while now it is more
It is stated as an interesting soci
ological iact that in London out of
100 widowers who marry again twelvo
marry their housekeepers.
In several districts in Sicily the
lands of the old communal fiefs are
being distributed to peasant*, despite
the opposition of the clerical coun
; Buring the past year $500,000,000
worth of stock in the African gold
mines has been sold in England and
France, "Marketing beats mining
badly," exclaims the New Orleans
' Great Britain still refuses to co-op
erate with us in keeping tho Atlantic
water lane olear of derelict?, on the
the ground, explains the New York
Sun, that the game is not worth thc
candle ; that the risk is not co-exten
sive with the gain.
_J The citizens of Sheffield, England,
7*?ve asked the Dake of Norfolk to bo
their nnyor next year, an t it is un
derstood that he ^ ill accept, thu? de
Totisg his spare time and energy tc
municipal duties, and giving him a
ohanoe for usafnlness that the New
York Observer thinks any duke might
! Russia is stimulating emigration
from the congested districts at home
to Eastern Siberia, and selecting her
material, too. Fine grants of land
are given, cattle and seed are fur
nished, and religious toleration exists
to ft degree unknown in European
Russia, Hence the Stnndists are
A writer in the Popular Science
Monthly who has been studying the
habits of bluejays finds that they make
war on and get the better cf the Eng
lish sparro v. Thc sparrows, however,
join othor small birds in common
cause against thom, and it is not un
common to eee a jay in screaming
flight with a score or more of small
birds pursuing him.
The frog hunt is now prohibited by
law in Belgium. Tho Belgian hunt
ers, however, continue their amphib
ious occupation in near-by Holland,
and from Sis-van-Gent have sent in
one half-day as many as 20,003 frogs*
legs on ice to Paris lately. These del
icacies bring four to five cents apiece,
and some of the hunters find the call
ing very remunerative.
H M. Stanley's maiden speech in
the British House of Commons is de
scribed as delivered with easy confi
dence and as evidently unprepared ;
his smile was pleasant, the tinge ot
Americanism in his accent threw his
individuality into a sort of relief, while
his quietly assured self-confidence in
terested the members. On tho other
hand, his own party journals, while
admitting that his manner was excel- (
lent, say the matter of his speech was I
not judiciously chosen for the reason .
that he managed to offend the imper- J
ialists, who desire to reconquer tho ,
Soudan, and those who wish to evacc- !
ate Egypt because it is a source of
weakness to the em ph e.
Harper's "Weekly observes : A cou- j
temporary newspaper is greatly j
shocked by the remark of Dr. Bach, j
of the Medico-Legal Society, that
physicians sometimes admin ster j
drugs to end the agony of a patient. ;
It wonders what reply a trustworthy, '
honorable and law-abiding physician
would make to Dr. Bach's statement. ?
The chances are that a physician ol !
she sort specified would make no ru
ply at all. The statement being ti ue,
it was injudicious enough to make it
at apublio meeting, without continu- ?
ing it afterwards. To oonQrm th J j
truth of it by the testimony of physi- j
cians might interest a newspaper, but
there wquld be no attraction in it for
the physicians. It is as reasonable to
suppose that some physicians some
times give drugs to end suffering as it
is to believe that they do not tattle
overmuch about it afterwards.
Professor Bunnebaum, of Berlin,
sent by the German Government to
examine the timber resources of our
Pacific coast, expresses amazement at
the waste ha witnessed there. Hs :
says the end of American forests is I
near at hand unless they are protected
by law against reckless catting and .
conflagrations. While the leading
countries of Europe are trying to
make trees grow the Americans are
sweeping away not only the mature j
tree?, but the saplings, which are the ,
rightful heritage of future genera- ;
tiona. "If nothing is done by your .
Government," in his opinion, "yon 1
may live to see lumber shipped from (
Germany to Puget Sound." When ,
the professor was in Oregon and <
' Washington the whole coast was dark
ened with the smoke from fires de
touring enormous tracts of timber ]
unsurpassed in the world. His remark j
that the life of the forests is the life <
of the people is, in the opinion of the J
New York Tribune, no flourish of
A rhetoric. J]
UNCLE S AM'S .G ATK WAY FOB THE
ADMISSION OF I3IMIGBANT3.
Lively Scenes When the Living
Freight of Several Ocean S pani
ers ls Landed-A Lightning
*7T LTHOUGH ? great inprove
/\ ment on the nightmare ar
rangements that used to ex
ist for the reoep.ion of immi
grants who landed at Castle (larden,
Ellis Island, says the New York '.Recor
der, is far from being a gateway that
would prepossess arrivals from Europe
in favor of their adopted country.
The island is tied around froai dook
to dook with miles of red tape. It is
a fearfully tedious matter to l and in
America and a 'most unnecessary
amount of fuss and feathers seems to
accompany the entranoe of a new ar
rival into the land of freedom.
A visit to Ellis Island, when the liv
ing freight of two or three ocean
steamers is being sifted through the
various avenues leading to the boat
that trasporta it to the Battery, pre
sents so many phases that it is well
worth braving the trip in an immi
grant ferryboat from the Barga Office
to see the sight. Around the big room
in the centre of the principal build
ing on Ellis Island where tho sifting
process goes on runs a gallery, and
from this s view of the whole interior
can be obtained.
The first stage through whi-sh the
new arrivals pass is the scrutiny of
the medical of?sers and the Ellis Isl
and matrons. Having proven that
they are free from physical defects
the immigrants aro driven into fenced
in passages leading to tho registration
Through these fenced avenu ss the
anfortunato steerage passengers,
wearing every variety of eocentric
and un-American head-gear, and car
rying as much portable baggage as
they can stagger nuder, edge their
way along foot by foot in the direc
tion of the gate of hope through
which alono they can get to liberty.
The procession * slouches forward at
the rate of about a foot in ten min
utes, the delay being caused by the
laborious attempts of the uniformed
official to extract the necessary infor
mation regarding the incomer's birth :
and .parciitage, etc
Fortunately the official speaks an
almost infinite variety of languages or
the task he has in hand would bo a
well nigh hopeless one. As it is, ow
ing to the nervous condition of the
immigrant, it usually takes an almost
interminably long time to drag out
an answer to the simplest question.
Everything has t( - 3 repeated several
times and explained in the minutest
detail and then occasionally the ques
tioner has to give it up and turn the
jbtuse foreigner over to au assistant.
But somehow or other the line
moves on. Each man and woman
IMMIGRANTS AT TH]
aitches the family belongings along
ns the space between them and the
man in the brass buttons decreases,
ii d the hope that springs eternal in
inman breast buoys them up to be
lieve that some time they will be able
BO pass the official who so jealously
guards the-entranco to the open space
:>fyond. in their hands tho immi
grants clutch the documents handed
:o them on board ship, for all this
questioning and registration at Ellis
Island follows a preliminary cross-el
imination before the steerage passen
gers are allowed to leave the ship.
The immigrants are tioketed, too-a
rery necessary precaution, for there
ue several steamship line^ all landing
passengers in a promiscuous mass, and
without that tioket it would bo a Her
culean task to separate ono lot from
the other. So, ticketed and registered
ind served with documents and cross
examined and pushed and jostled into
alaoe in the line, the hopeful refugee
from monarchy-ridden Europe travels
?lowly into the promised land.
When the immigrant hos passed suc
cessfully through the ordeal of an
swering the sharp cuteoliism of the
official at tho top of the lane, he is
landed to the mercies of tho crowd on
:he outside and thenceforth becomes
?ommou property at the mercy of
lotel aud boardinghouse runners, rail
road agents, well me wing but offi
;ious missionaries, rest luraut lepers,
?nd if he lia lucky etough to have
them, relatives ?n 1 frientb-.
He is ?'luckless wight during this
period of his transition tocitizenhood.
First of al), ho must change his
money. This can be clone at the
island, where a firm of money brokers
has purchased the solo right to money
changing. The immigrants' savings
are brought from all sorts of extraor
dinary hiding places, sometimes from
the depths of stockings, from the* in
side of waists, where nothing shorit of
a knife or a pair of scissors can seoare
its release, from shoes and belts, and
even from the mouth. ,
To watch Money Changer Scully at
work is one of the most interesting
sights on the island. The rapidity
with which he changes into current
coin of the republio Russian roubles,
Italian lire, German marks, Free ch
francs, English sovereigns and Aus
trian florins is marvelous. Only one
glance seems necessary, and the hand
goes down into one of tho well-filled
cash drawers. Two or three seconds
later and the amount of exchange lies
before the immigrant with a paper
showing how much has been exchanged,
and the bewildered foreigner is told
to stand back to make room for the
next applicant. He might as well
take it for granted that the amount is
correct (as, of course, it is) for, if he
looked at it with that air of stunned
stupidity for an hour, he would not
know anything more about tho strange
money than before. Occasionally one
holder than the rest will make an at
tempt to challenge the accuracy of
the amount given him, upon which an
attache ol the money changer's office
will take the coins from the immi
grant's hand and explain the value of
each as he drops it back again. It is
wasted time, however, as the owner of
the money is left in as bad condition
of dense ignorance a*3 ever.
Money will buy things on Ellis
Island and the proprietors of the
lunch counters, where bologna and
bread appear to be the staple articles
of foo:!, are at liberty now to chargo
on the mob made" hungry By life "Tong
wait in the lines. The scouts for
these lunch counters are indefatiga
ble workers and certainly earn their
money. The wonder is, from thc way
in which the immigrants are almost
dragged to the bologna counters, that
some one does nob get hurt in the
scrimmage. If the greenhorn gets
through the experience all right and
survives the bologna, let him brace up
to resist the onslaught of the railroad
agents, who will bear him off bodily if
he does not keep a sharp look out.
In this neutral ground at Ellis
Island the scene on a busy day is be
wildering and distracting. The offi
cials do their best to keep the mixed
mass of humanity in something like
order, but with so many nationalities,
with excited men and women rushing
around looking for their baggage and
for each other, children crying and
relatives and friends all chorusing a
welcome together in various lan
guages, it is no wonder th ifc the scene
looks like a pocket edition of pande
As fast ss possible the immigrants
are hustled into the ferry boats and
transported to the Battery, and grad
S LUNCH COUNTER.
nally the island is deserted by all save
the tired officials and the detained im
A sorry-looking crowd is this last.
From the detention pen they watch
the fortunate ones who .pass the bar
rier with envious eyes, looking eager
ly at every stranger who approaches
them to see if there is not some hope
coming from ?some where. In all the
driven an i badgered crowd that passes
to 1 he boats there is none which is not
light-hearted, for the red tape ordeal
is over. The prisoners in the deten
tion pen have nothing to buoy them
up. After coming all this way to reach
this land of promise, they* get only a
glimpse and are sent back to the wil
One of the queerest personages on
the island is the barber. It is hardly
correct to oall his place a shop, for it
is merely u corner of the big room
where tho barber has placed a chair
and hung up a mirror and a towel or
two. Judging from the condition of
the majority of tue immigrants, the
barber is au institution sadly needed
at Ellis Island, but few seem to utilize
his services, advertised at the prices
of twenty cents for a hair cut and ten
cents for a shave.
The crematory at Ellis Island is an
other very necessary acces?ory. lt is
not intended for the cremation of hu
man bodies, bnt merely to give the
clothing of suspicions arrivals a thor
ough chance to shake oil auy disagree
able associations with inlectious dis
ease or obnoxious insects.
Fairly good arrangements appear to
have been made for the hou3ivg ol
immigrants who are compelled to sta?
on thc island over night, the old pow
THE BARBER'S CHAIR.
der magazines having bsen converted
into comfortable sleeping rooms.
One of the worst sources of annoy
ance to the officials are the crowd of
relations that flock to Ellis Island to
meet incoming passengers. They are
always in the most intense state of ex
citement and it is all that the gate
keepers can do to prevent them break
ing down the barriers in the mad rush
to get inside of the enclosure.
There being no police on the island
it is nccc:;..rv for the officiant to take
the law into their own hands and
maintain order by force. It would
be a decided improvement if some of
the strongest and most reliable men
on the island were sworn in to act as
An old landmark of the island is
gradually yielding to the infirmities
of age. This is the historical tree on
whioh the pirates, Hicks, Wormsley
and Gibbs, were hanged when the
place was known as Ellis Island. The
tree was damaged during tue storms
of last wintor, and has recently been
broken off short by the wind. AU that
is left of the tree now is about seven
feet of bare trunk, and this the Eliis
Island gardener is making every effort
Bicycling Without Less and One A.rm.
There seems to be no limit to the
bicycle fad, and the result has been
no end of freaks and freaking. Now,
however, the greatest of all freaks
makes its appearance. It is a bicycle
whose rider has no legs and only oua
The rider is Arthur Roadhouse, a
boy resident of De Kalb, 111. He is
thirteen years old, bright and as ac
tive as his physical imperfections,
whioh came from birth, will allow.
Like most cripples, his mind is pre
THE LEGLESS BICYCLIST.
cocions. The bicycling craze left him
in body more hopeless and helpless
thau ever. A neighboring bicycle
manufacturer agreed to make a wheel
which the boy could ride, an.l he did
so. His one band guides the handle
bar and b.irs o' steel lead up from the
pedals to the short stumps which he
has known as legs. Strange to say,
he experienced very little trouble in
balancing the machine. Ho began
riding about three weeks ago, and af
ter three or four hours' instruction
and practice he made a half mile on a
track in less than three minutes. Ho
can now do a mile in less than five
minutes, and expects to reduce the
time to four minutes. He has already
made a half mile in 2m. 10H. He has
learned to dismount, and can handle
his wheel readily and without assist
ance. He has to be assisted, though,
when he mounts, but he expects soon
to be ablo to do this alone.
De Kalb eeems to have more than
her share of bicycle riding cripples.
A year ago one of the young women
of the town had a leg taken oil by tho
cars. She now rides a bicycle very
creditably, it is said.
High Mountain Observatory.
A considerable sum of money is an
nually expended in maintaining high
mountain observatories. A meteoro
graph has recently been constructed
for the summit of Mount Blanc, at a
cost of $4000, the clockwork of which
will remain in action without any at
tention for eight monthe. The high
est of the observatories is at the top
of the Misti, near Arequipa, Pera,
whioh is 19,200 feet above sea level.
The observatory on Mount Washing
ton is 6286 feet above sea level, the
one on Pike's Peak 14,134 and the one
on Mount Blauc 15,780 feet.-New
Mr.?. Missing Link-"Now, dear.
Til just tie this knot to remind yon to
bring hom? half a do^en of those
fresh coconnuts.''-New York World.
A great fcuerae in business is to
keep a sharp lookout uu the outlook.
THEY ARK RAPID, FANTASTIC
Skirts Are Immensely Wide-Sleeves
as Voluminous as liver
Styles in Cuffs and
C~~y^ ALIENT alterations in shapes
and outlines do not take place
XJ^J in the middle of a season, and
at present changes are chiefly
seen in matters of detail. People of
good taste who wish to be nicely
dressed and exercise *. !it*J<. economy
would do well to occupy ti < ir time in
renovating their dresses of last ye?r j
to make them smart enough for every
day wear at home, or out of doors in
Evening toilets, says the Season,
should also pass review, and may be
freshened up in the most charming
styles, now that fashions are so rapid
Sleeves appear as voluminous as
ever, and are still set out with horse
hair and other stiff stuff*, yet do not
answer" the skirt or even the bodice of
the dress, but are made of another
s&ff aud color. The sleeve is sewn to
&? uoderblouse of a perfectly differ
ent hue, or blouse shape draped in
various ways, or a round or lichu col
lar is put on. The latter form will
probably take a prominent place in
the fashions for winter, either as a
Cape with long scarf ends, widening
the shoulders considerably or fitting
close to the same; so that the puff ot'
tho sleeve is slipped nearer to the el
A new style of bodice han appeared
for the evening. This ?3 a slash?i
blouse worn over another blouse of a
light thin material and in a different
color. Some of these elegant blouses
are trimmed rouud the slashings with
tiny buttons, beaded borderiug, or
passemeterie, and the chiffon, lawn or
lace of the underblonse puff* our.
through the opening?.
Dark woolen dresses are made up in
the same way, only that the founda
tion bodice must be of light colored
silk, and tho slashes trimmed with
black or dark braid set on plain, as
also in a small fancy design ; indeed,
the idea is excelhnfc for remodeling
corsages of all kinds to be worn with
plain skir te.
Eton jackets have mado way for thc
half-wide-open jacket with small
pockets, and close-fitting backs fin
ished off with a very short ciroular
basque, the top of tho shoulder being
cut out in a long or rather epaulet
A dainty model of this kind has the
back and epaulets made entirely of
one piece stretched across.
Another plainer jacket is embroid
ered except tho sleeves with cord of a
dark color sewn on in close rows on
one side, and the hem of the skirt or
namented to answer with a border a la
The fashionable skirts which are
cut so ^immensely wide are beginning
to lose their plain appearance, the
hom is stitched out two or three times
with silk in a contrasting color, or a
border answering 'the trimming on
the bodice is worked in chain aud
fancy stitches halfway up to the knee.
The skirts of handsome walking
costumes are also trimmed to match
the broad pointed epaulets aud lower
tight-fitting part of the sleeve. A
pretty costume for young married
ladies to be worn in the country is
made of dark doth, and has the skirt
and loose, double-breasted jacket
ornamented with appliques of light
oloth of the same color.
Young girls may adopt the same !
j Btyle by choosing a tight-fitting jacket j
I with sailor collar instead of the sacq-ie
FASHIONS IV COFF.-? AND OOLtiARS.
Among the many things ho small au (
yet so significant which help to niaki
a plain toilet a very attractive one
are the white coilar3 and cuff* which
at present are in snch high favor.
They aro worn all the year round
Sometimes there is only the narrow
edge of the cuff showing from under
the sleeve, but the wide ones tamed
back over the sleeve are worn the
most. They are made of the plain
white linen or the yellow, and some
are edged with different colors, and
others are in stripes or figured.
Daintier ones are of linen and edged
with embroidery and rows of insertion,
and others are of the finest cambric
aud the rao3t costly lace. With all of
these they have collars to match, and
all of them are turned over. We have
not yet come to the plain little stand
up collar, which shows just the edge
above the neck of the dress. No,
they are wido and deep. The sailor
collars are very popular a"d are mada
in a dozen differer* - v_. ..re are
square ones ir tne back and front,
square ones in the back and pointed
in the front, and those that reack
clear to the belt, and some forming
wide revers, and then some cut iu
points ail around and cut square ia
the back and front,.and with points
on the shoulders and extending over
the sleeves. Some of them have ruf
fles around the ed.ge and some have
lace and embroidery and insertion,
and some are scalloped and button
hole stitched. Then there are others
which aro eutirely of laoo, varying
from very pretty but quite cheap one3
to tho3e of Irish point and Duchesse
lace, costing a fabulous amount and
only to be looked at by the little wo
nan with au unlimited amount of pia
H AT3 OP FELT OB VELVET.
Flats of felt or velvet aro t? be al
most exclusively worn this winter.
Tho snape.* are large or oise quite
small toques. Picture hats of blaok
velvet aro profusely trimmed with os
trich feathers? Black cooks' plumes
are very fashionable. They are pret
ty, too, with their shimmering gleams
of dark greeu. besidss being suitable
in all weathers.
A charming bla^k velvet hat for ths
autu nu is raised at one sido with a
bandean of steel stu Ided with emer
ald caoochous, wuilo knots of black
satin ribbon rest upon the hair.
Tue curved brim edge! with a nar
row lino of stesl show3 a lining of
emerald green velvet. To the loft of
the crown cluster upstanding loops of
satin and a wealth of blaok ostrich
fe libers. Green flowers composed of
silk and velvet are the latest idea in
A part of one's costume which is by
no means unimportant is the veil.
There is a something about it whioh
provides a very pleasing finishing
touch to the toilet. The handsomest
uew veils are of rather light net with
a real lace design covering the entire
surface. They are very pretty in the
hand, very costly and very unbecom
ing, which will render them unpopu?
lar, as their damaging effect upon the
eyes is inconceivable.
CHARMING WHITE LISLE THREAD GLOVES.
The most charming white Lisle
thread gloves ar? bei sold in all the
best Paris shops. They are of suoh
perfect make that they would mold
the hand like suede. Nothing else is
worn at the fashionable watering
THE EMACS OP MAKING A BOW.
Tho knack of making a bow is not
possessed by all amateur milliners.
Those who fail will find ' ? great help
to help stiffen the bow .* .a a piece of
buckram, wire or crinoline, which
siiowd off th? ribbon to advantage,
;nd makes it appear richer, besides
.wing endless trouble in attempting
io ra ?Ko the loops stand ereor.
?unaowci' Malua are now converted
? io paper.
&ESTIM3 L\ A BIU CIIIAIXEY.
Thousands or Swallows Choose
Queer Lodging House.
Myriads of chimney swallows at
tract considerable attention every
night in Kansas City when they are
getting ready to retire for the night.
They make their home in a tall, un
used chimney, and the process of get
ting into the place is both interesting
and impressive. At a quarter to 7 the
swallows begin to gather. As the min
utes pass birds come from all direc
tions, until tho sky is black with'them.
They skim about in an aimless way
until about 7 o'clock ; then, with no
apparent leadership, they form and'
begin to circle about in tho air in
large oval directly above the chimney
ut the northeast corner of the Vine
yard Building. Other birds, coming
THE MAD WfTTRIi OF THE SWALIiOWS.
up, join the circle, until thousands of
them are in the mad whir). At 7.15,
with no apparent signal, they begin
to pour into the chimney like water
from a pitcher. Down they tumble,
thousands of them, until one wonders
if there is an underground outlet to
the chimney, which hardly seems large
enough to hold them ?ll. Tn a few
minutes they are out of sight.
After all are in,, come a few strag
glers who attempt to enter the chim
ney also. These are driven away by
the birds inside. Then the stragglers
fly up until they reach tho spot where
the general whirl commenced, and
they, too, fly around the circle several
times and then dive into the chimney.
There are always a number of curi
ous people in front of the building
watching the birds. Ono old colored
man is there every evening. He says
he has watched the birds for several
years in this great act of chimney fill
ing. They always choose a dead chim
ney somewhere about the city for
their lodging house. Last year thc/
occupied a largo brick chimney on
The Youth ?ul King ot Spain.
Alfonso XIII., King of Spain, was
born in Madrid, and proclaimed King
on May 17, 1836, about six months
after the death of his father, Alfonso
XEL, who died at El Pardo, a royal
domain in the viciuity of Madrid, on
N . ember 25, 1885. *The young King,
whose portrait ia here given, is well
grown for bis age, and in good health.
He is fond of outdoor sports, rides and
rows well, is an expert bicyclist, and
a good gymnast.
While at Madrid, during the winter
months, he takes long walks and drives
around the hills of El Pardo and its
picturesque avenues. The summer is
passed with his mother at Miramar,
which is ii ne', y situated in the beauti
ful bay of ?San Sebastiau, where he en
joys baining in the sea aud the invig
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ALFONSO Sm., KINO OF SPAIN.
orating breezes. DuriDg a recent trip
taken by the Royal family of Spaiu,
in the cruiser lela de Luzon, od the
coast, near Biarritz, tho boy King
h\red off his first cannon with a sang
froid and decision which will no doubt
make him the idol of the army and
navy, for both of which professions he
manifests great enthusiasm.
A Good Turk.
It is said the Sultan of Turkey is
impressed with the idea that to him
have been confided by Allah the keys
of Europe, and hts nervous tempera
ment leads him to feel most acutely
the responsibility of tho charge. No
mau works harder than he. He rise?
with the dawn, takes but a few hoar-'
Rleep, sometime?, with pen in hand,
writing the whole night. He studies
every question, kuows all about every
thing, reads everything whioh cen
cerns his business, and ever since the
M hairs of the Turkish Provinces have
occupied the foreground he signs
every document presented to him,
from the appointment of a Governor
to the nomination of the lowest office
of the police.-New Orleans Picayune.
A Celebrated Gipsy.
One of the most picturesque figures
in England is Lucy Lee, the now
wealthy aud celebrated gypsy, who
lives near Brighton. She has told the
forluuesof all the members of the
royal family ?ul most of the nobility.
She is remarkably intelligent, dresses
neatly and iives in a house during the
winter season. She is s;xty-twoyears
(dd and has eleven growu-up children.
-New York World.
Are you taking SIMMONS LIVER REG
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want, and nothing but that It is the
same old friend to whioh the old folks
pinned their faith and were never dis
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mendation for it is, that it is BETTER
THAN PILLS, never gripes, never weak
ens, but works in such an easy and
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relief comes quick and sure, and one
feels new all over. It never fails.
Everybody needs take a liver remedy,
and everyone should take only Sim
mons Liver Regulator.
Be sure you get it. The Red Z
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MOTHERS READ THIS.
'For Flatulent Colic. Diarrhoea,. Dysen-1
te ry, Nausea, Coughs, Cholera In-1
fantum, Teething Children, Cholera,
Morbus, Unnatural Drains frcm(
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Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis-,
oases of the Stomach and Bowels. !
PITTS CARMINATIVE e
JB thc standard. It carries children over'
the cr i i jeni period of teething, and<
is recommended hy physicians as,
the friend of Mothers, Adults and'
Children. It is pleasant to the taste, <
and never fails to give satisfaction..
A few doses will demonstrate its su
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? bottle. For sole by druggists.
uaw Zealand ?Sheep.
Up to ten years ago the only
means New Zealand sheep growers
had of getting rid of their surplus
stock was to boil the carcasses down
and ship the tallow. Tallow dropped
in price until it did nob pay to ex
port it, and the consequence wa^
that the price of sheep fell until
they anticipated having to sell the
carcasses from twelve to eighteen -.
vents each. -About five years ago
the "system of freezing the carcasses
for export was introduced, and the
result'has been a decrease of stock
until now they receive from $2.50 to
$3 per head for the carcasses. At
the average price they are getting in
London markets this makes about
four couts per pound net for the
mutton. They ??eb throe clips of -
wool from a sheep before the carcass
is shipped, although tho demand has
increased to such an extent that
they are now slaughtering yearlings .
New Zealand now exports about
2,000,00? cross bred sheep. Aus
tralia has over 100,000,(X)0 sheep aid
exports about 800,000 sheep frozen.
No stock has to bc fed artificially in
Australia. In New Zealand stock
must be fed in the winter if kept fat.
It is believed that Australia cac
easily double her.exports of cattle
and sheep if valuo would warrant it.
A substantial increase in Australian*
exports is expected in tho near fu
ture, and a plan has been formed to
conduct tho export business by the
producers of the animals, thereby
saving tho cxpease of tho middle
men. Arrangements are being made
for the erection of numerous pack
ing establishments, refrigerating
facilities, etc- It is plain that c ur
meat export trade is to meet the
strongest competition from the An
A Tramp's Chivalry]
. One winter's day the late lamented
King of Tramps, Harry Villiers, me'; a
woman in the streets of Bangor, Mo.,
loaded with a valise and evidently in
a very miserable frame of mind. Sae
looked so woe begone that he doffed
bis hat and accosted her in his usu
ally courtly fashion. She told a
?tory of hunger, loss of position
through sickness and of eviction from
her own poor room because she
could not pay the rent. All that
excited Harry's ready sympathy.
"If I were rich, my dear madam,"
said he, "I would assisDyou in the
rich man's fashion-perhaps give
you a dollar,1 perhaps pass by on the
ocher side. But I'm a tramp and I'll
have to help you in the tramp
He begged a warm corner in an
engine room for her, hunted up some ^
food at neighboring bacic doors and
when the poor woman was warmed
and fed he shouldered her valise and
told her to follow him. She did so.
He marched straight into the coun
try for half a dozen railes, then ap
proached a farm house where he waa
known and solicited employment for
the woman, giving her n glowing
recommendation. She was lured and
for many years was a hard working
and trusted member of tho house
hold. "And didn't I get glorious
feeds when I sauntered along that
way?" said Harry. "My Liends, the
Astors used co envy me when I told
'era about it
Chemistry, like a thrifty house
wife, economizes every scrap. The
horseshoe nails dropped in the streets
are carefully collected and reappear
as swords and guns. The main in
gredient of certain ink was once tbs
broken hoop of an old beer barrel.
The chippings of the traveling tinker
are mixed with the parings of horses'
hoofs ano the worst kinds of woolen
rags, and these are worked up into
exquisite blue dye which graces the
dress of courtly dames.