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According to the Railway Age, only
1,782.39 miles of railroad track were
laid in the United States during the
year 1895. This is the smallest amount
of construction for any year since
1875, when only 1,711 miles were
added to the railroads of the country.
With the exception of the four years
of the war and 1866 and 1875, the
mileage the past year was the smallest
constructed in forty years.
Of tho railroad building of the yea?,
the northern and western states show
749.25 miles, against 762.25 for the
south, and 270.89 for the territories.
Among the states Texas comes first
with 224.22 miles. Indian Territory
follows, with 149.71 miles. No other
state shows a construction of one hun
dred miles. Florida, with 71.25 miles,
oomes in eleventh, being surpassed in
railroad building by Texas, Indian
Territory, California, Ohio, Pennsyl
vania, Maine, West Virginia, Georgia,
Illinois and Michigan.
The states that made the increase in
railroad mileage are New Hampshire,
Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,
Oonnecticut, Delaware, Tennessee, Ne
braska, North Dakota, South, Dakota,
Wyoming, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho
and New Mexico. Canada added 192.?
75, and Mexico 75.65 miles during the
A Negro Knighted.
Among the New Year honors con
ferred by the queen of England, was
the bestowal of knighthood on Mayor
Lewis, of Freetown, the capital of
Sierra Leone, Africa. Mayor Lewin,
Mho is also an unofficial member of
the legislative council, is a pure
blooded negro. This is the first time
that the honor of knighthood has been
bestowed on one of his raoe.
Sebastapol Waa Not Impregnable,
For lt was taken br assault, but a physique
built np, a constitution fortified by Hostet
ter's Stomach Bitters, may bid defiance to thu
assaults of malarious disease oren In local! tie.)
where it is most prevalent and malignant.
EmlcranU to the ague-breeding: sections of
the West should bear this in mind, and start
with a supply. The Bitters promptly sub
dues dyspepsia, rheumatic and kidnor com
pinia: s, nervousness, constipation and bilious
To decido against things that God disap
proves sometimes means to decide against
triends and enemies.
Bom? float in* soaps vam yellow sad rancid.
Dobbins' Floating-Borax Soap does nsither. Th*
Borax in lt bleaches it with age, and tho odor
ls dtlUhtfuL Try it once, usa it ?i ways. Order
. trial lot of your grocer. Insist oa red wrapper?.
He who undervalues himself is justly un
dervalued by others.
The Most Pleasant Way
Of preventing the grippe, colds, headaches and
fevers is to use the liquid laxative remedy,
Syrup of Figs, whenever the system needs a
gentle, yet effective cleansing. To be benefited
one must get the true remedy manufactured
by the California Fig Syrup Ca only. For sale
by all druggists in 50c. and $1 bottles.
Genuine honesty consists in being true to
your own convictions.
Dr. Kilmer s SWAMP-ROOT oures
all Kidney and Bladder troubles.
Pamphlet and Consultation free.
Laboratory Binghamton. N. Y.
Husbands should stop and admire their
wives when they take pains to look weU.
"BROWN'S BRONCHIAL TRO ciro* are a simple
and convenient remedy for Bronchial Affec
tions and Coughs. Carry them m your pocket.
lt is better to stand unpopular on the right
side than to have tho praises of princes.
The World'? Kljrhth Wonder.
It's not a pyramid nor a hanging garden;
lt's Saker's Silver Mine Oats, which yielded
209 bushels per acre. That yield won 9300
in gold. Next yield 306 bushels. You caa
beat that in 1896 and win $300. Largest
grass, dover and grain seed growers in
143 page mammoth catalogue 6c postage.
--ea l? Yoe WILL om Tars OUT AND szaro It
with 10c postage to John A. Balzer Seed Co.,
La Crosse, Wis., you will receive their
mammoth catalogue and ten packages of
grains and grasses, including package of
Silver Mine Oats! (A. OL)
A Prominent Doctor Speaks.
He is not talking abont medical ethics, quite
the contrary. The scientist ls eager to grasp
truth in whatever field it may be found, and
the fact that Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy is so
meritorious calls forth from him a testimonial:
"Chiploy, Ga.. August 4,180t-Dr. C. O. Ty
ner. Atlanta, Ga.: I think it is due yon that I
should say that Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy
has done more for me than all other prepara
lioas that I have tried. I think it is a valua
ble remedy tor chronic dyspepsia and indi
gestion. 11 has cured me. I hope you may be
able to cure all dyspeptics. They are legion.
DR. Q. T. PURSELL."
Catarrh Cannot Be Cured
With local applications, as thoy cannot reach
the seat of the disease. Catarrh Ls a blood or
constitutional disease, and in order to cure
lt you must take internal remedies. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts di
lectly on the blood and mucous surface Hall's
Catarrh Cure is not a quack medioine. It was
prescribed by one of the best physicians in
this country for years, and is a regular pre
scription. It is composed of the best tonics
known, combined with the best blood puri
fier.-, acting directly on the mucous surfaces.
Tue perfect combination of the two ingre
dients is what produces such wonderful re
sults in curing catarrh. Send for testimonials
F. J. CHENEY & Co., Props., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, price 75c.
Three hundred different foreign r xxl post
age stamps, 35c. Selling out my collection.
Send money with order to Julius Loeb, 10
Spruce street. New York City.
Money Spent in Parker's Glngor Tonie
is -A ell invested. It subdues pain, and brings
better digestion, better strength and health.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain.cures wind colic. 25c a bottle.
If afflicted with sore eyes use Dr. Isaac Thom p
eon'sEye-water.Druggists sell at 25c per bottle.
I can recommend Piso's Cure for Consump
tion to sufferers from Asthma.-E. D. TOWN
SEND. Ft. Howard. Wis., May 4, 'Ot
Depend upon tho blood for sustenance. There
fore If the blood is impure they are improp
erly fed and nervous procuration results. To
make pure blood, take
The One True Blood Purifier, fl; 6 for M,
Hood's Pills ?~
tion. Price 25 cent*.
AT* Ml a I KA Morphine Habit Cured la 10
lPlllnto20d-.7t. No par tlU cured.
You can't judge of the qua!
nor tell the contents by the t
of the author before you bi
Robert Louis Stevenson (for i
antees the inside of the book,
There's a parallel betweei
binding, or wrapper, of a bottl
of the medicine the bottle con
tie is no warrant for confidei
depends onNthe author's name,
bottle. Who\made the medi<
Think of this when buyinj
binding of th?; bottle or thc
you're to go by. Teat's only r
question is. who maile the mei
name ? Wher. you sec Ayer's
tie, that's enough. The nairn
and has done :?o for 50 years.
HINTS TO HOUSEKEEPERS.
Flannels 6honld never bo wrung or
ironed. First dip them in hot suds,
then rinse in water of about the same
temperature, in which a little soap has
Children can be trained with the
greatest ease to offer the cheek or the
forehead for the proffered caress, and
to elude the attempt to contaminate
the lips. Convent pupils are taught
to give and receive salutes upon the
For plain paste, Mrs. Borer gavo
the following recipe : Cut one cup
(half a pound) ol' butter into three
oups of flour, add one teaspoonful of
?alt and sufficient ice water to moisten,
and roll ; fold and roll from you four
times and it is ready to use.
To cleanse glass bottles that have
held oil, place afhes in each bottle and
immerse in cold water, and then heat
the water gradually until it boils ;
after boiling an hour, let them remain
until oold. Theo wash the bottles in
soap suds and rinse in cold water.
A little starch water, added to cows'
milk, often acts well, it is said, in
holding the casein in a finely divided
state, and thur preventing large,tough
curds. It m?L^aiically honeycomb?
the curd, as it were,thereby rendering
it more accebsible to the gastrio juice.
A teaspoonful ol' borax pnt in the
last water in which clothes are rinsed
will whiten them surprisingly. Pound
the borax so that it will dissolve easily.
This is especially good to remove the
yellow that time gives to white gar
ments that have been laid aside for
two or three years.
An expert tester gives the follow
ing directions for detecting adulter
ated coffee : Bub a handful of coffee
between the fingers. If it hardens or
cakes it is adulterated probably with
ohicory. Another test is to place a
sample of the coffee on the top of a
wineglass full of water. If part of it
floats and part of it sinks it is un
doubtedly adulterated. Pure coffee
contains an oily enveloping substance
that keeps out the water, or at 'least
does not quickly absorb it.
In making a potato salad it is al
ways best to use potatoes that are just
boiled, and to slice them and cover
them with French dressing while
warm. Prepared in this way it will
be more digestible, as the oil will act
i more directly on the salts of potash in
the potatoes. The potatoes are so
easily broken if tnrned over very much
in covering them with the dressing
that I found it best to put them in a
common bowl, pour the dressing over
them, toss a very little, then to place
another bowl on the first one and turn
the salad upside down into it. The
best potato salad is made from new
potatoes, as they keep their shape bet
ter than old ones. In somo markets
small potatoes that come from Holland
are kept purposely for salads.
LITTLE CURIOUS THINGS.
There are over 500 pieces in the
$15,000 set of ohina used at the White
The word "and^' occurs 35,543 times
in the Old Testament and 10,681 times
in the New Testament.
Blood, in its natural state, contains
a surprising amount of pure air,
amounting to nearly seven-eighths of
its entire bulk.
St. Jerome states that he saw Scotch
men in the Roman armies in Gaul who
ate human flesh regularly, esteeming
it as a great delicacy.
The doctors of Topeka, Kan., say
there is a young negro in that burg
who has the body and limbs oovered
with skin exactly like that of an alli
The "World of Wonders," page 30,
says that there is enongh iron in the
blood of forty-two men to make a
plowshare of twenty-four pounds
In the human subjeci;, the brain is
the one-twenty-eighth part of the
whole body's entire weight. In the
horse it is not more than ono-four
The largest pure diamond, that be
longing to thu rajah of Multan, weighs
367 carats. The one of next greatest
weight, the Orloof, or Orloff, weighs
A beam of light shoots through
space with a prodigious velocity of
196,000 miles a second, occupying
eight minutes in making its trip from
the sun to the earth.
A turnip with a human face was
pulled from a garden in the village of
Weidan, Germany, in tte year 1628.
A full account of this wonder and a
splendid wood-cut of the same may be
fonnd in "Miscellanea Academias Na
tura" for 1670, page 139.
The mikado is the religions head of
the Japanese, as well as their ruler. His
place is hereditary and it has been
filled by members of hia family for
more than 2,500 years. His is incom
parably the most ancient lineage
known. The present mikado is the
122d of the line. The founder of it,
whose hope of posterity in its wildest
dre ims, could not have equalled the
result, was contemporary with Neb
uchadnezzar, 600 B. C.
A Surplus of Colonels.
Il ever this oouutry is compelled to
wags war on any other power, the
west and southwest will be able to
supply at a day's notice colonels for
at least 100,000 regiments of soldiers.
This is a moderate estimate, based on
a careful reading of the newspapers of
those sections of the country during
the past few weeks. The possibilities
of the south in this direction are not
included in this estimate.
ity of a book by the binding,
itle. You look for the name
ly the book. The name of
nstance) on the back guar
whaterer the outside may bc.
i books and bottles. The
le is no guide to the quality
tains. The title on the bot
ice in the contents. It all
Never mind who made the
:ine ? That's the question.
I Sarsaparilla. It isn't the
name of the medicine that
hinter's ink and paper ! The
dicinei' What's the author's
name on a Sarsaparilla bot
? Ayer guarantees the best,
WHEN LOVE KNOCKED.
' it my heart's door Love knocked ono day.
"Open!" he said, but I heeded not,
For care WAS there and so I thouRht
There was no room. Love went away.
Rut soon again did he appear, '
Muoh more persistent than before.
To him I opened wide the door,
flfhen lo! dull Care rushed out with fear.
Love in my heart now reigns supreme,
And so when Care comes into view
I tell him, "There's no room for you,"
For Love makes life a happy dream.
PAQ UAEEITE'S PA INTER.
BV BERTHA BOLLING.
E lived in a cellar
that opened on a
tiny court forlorn
of shrub or flower.
Bat the cellar
wa., dry, and had a
peat south win
dow through which
tho sun streamed
gloriously - when
the san was shi.'dng-and the tiny
court, with its patch of dusty grass,
where here and there a persevering
dandelion belt? aloft its golden pom
pon, was plea'uinter to look on than
the dreary alleys into which tho other
But wher. tho sun was hi "den, and
the rain came down with its monoton
ous drip, drip, from the eides of the
high brirvk wall that surrounded the
little court, then tho cellar seemed
very drsrk and very far away from
heaven, indeed; and the young painter
was forced to come very near to the
south window, which was his only win
dow, and often, to hold his sketch close
to t?ie rain-swept window panes in or
der to work at all. And ou these days
he iras not hopeful ; for his dark eyes
caught shadows of the sky without ;
his soul refused io dream those dreams
o? sunlit Spain for which the canvas
waited, and only his homesick heart
ached with longing for them.
And Parquarette disliked the rainy
Jays as well. For when they came
?he could not sit on tho rickety old
flight of stairs, which, just outside the
painter's door, led up to tho garret
where 6he lived ; and on whose creak
ing steps she sat, on sunny days, like
a very plump angel on a very uncer
tain Jacob's ladder, to watch, un
noticed, the painter at his work.
Parquarette was lour, and herself a
picture. Her round little face had
not lost its innocent babyishuess, nor
her bine eyes their touching trustful
ness; jost a3 her plump hands still
held their baby dimples. A sunburnt
little face it was, for Parquarette
could never remember to keep the
high-crowned f-uubonnet securely tied
under her chin us it was put, and in
an exciting moment it was sure to be
pushed far hack, until it hung on her
shoulders, swinging on to the fat neok
by the strings relentlessly knotted in
front, and leaving tho pretty head cf
burnished, brownish curls f?ee to the
sun and air. And many exciting mo
ments had she and the sunbonnet ex
perienced since the painter came to
live in the cellar.
He was not a person to attract a
chHd, for his mouth was grave, almost
Bcvere; he rarely spoke or smiled, and
his dark eyes were sad, save when they
flashed ominously at times.
But he was at work on a great pic
ture-a glimpse of Spain-and to the
lonely child, who, when her mother
went out to work in the morning, was
left for a long day to herself, who had
few toys and no companions, this pic
ture, which grew in beauty every day,
was as a priceless treasure-a never
failing joy. Hoar after hour she sat
with hands folded in her lap, not mov
ing, scarce darin- to breath, lest he,
this magician who held on his thumb
the strange hoard with its wonderful
dashes of color, should look up, Bee
her there and send her away.
She had kept her silent watch all
through the making of the long gray
wall that overlooked the deep blue
bay ; had even watched in silence a
vine climbing slowly up the crumbling
stones and blossom into a scarlet flow
er ; and when the artist traced a lion
in the stone, above the glowing
blooms-painted it out-and in again
-and ont once more with ono reckless
sweep, throwing the brash far from
him, with a fierce word hissing be
tween his teeth, she trembled to the
tips of her small bare toes ; flung baok
the bonnet from her flushing cheeks,
and leaned forward so far that she
seemed poised upon the very edgo of
the dusty step, like a timid bird ready
He was striding up and down his
brick-paved kingdom, muttering to
himself : *
"But I will have him! Yes, I will
have him ! The moment is not yet my
own, but it will come. The piotare
shall be perfect. It shall be to her not
a picture-bat a realization, a living
hour.' She shall not forget! She
shall not be another's !"
He stooped and picked np the brush
from the corner where it lay, and,
wiping off the sand it had collected,
came back to his work with a quick
impetuosity of resolve.
With steady hand ho sketched the
lion in again, he painted on with free,
quiok strokes, and in an hour a per
fect reproduction was bis, of the splen
did form that guarded the wall in the
shadow of the old Spanish fort.
"Ha, hal my beauty, ha, hal" he
laughed, with a last oaress of tone and
touch, "I have you I"
'Tes, you've got him I" came in
measured tones of complacent convic
tion from the window behind him.
He turned, and beheld his en
thusiastic audience literally swept off
its feet ; for Paquarette, by aid of the
rain tub, had reached his window aili,
and, forgetting hex fears, knelt upon
it, leaning anxiously forward on her
outspread hands^her wide-open eyes
glowing with excitement.
"When did you see him last, my
little one ?" he asked, smiling oddly.
The smile lighted his face in a way
that was" very pleasant, and Paquar
ette, gazing up into it, felt satisfied.
"Jnsfc before you rubbed him out
the lust time," she answered, gravely.
"And," smiling more and more,
"do you like him better now?"
"Yes," said the ohild. "You said
you'd have him, and you have him."
"How long have you been here?"
he questioned, suddenly.
"Oh, every day 1 I sit on the steps,
so 1 can see the picture. And I sit
still, so's not to make a noise. I will
go back!" And she began to ora wi
slowly baokward, supporting her
weight on her chubby fists.
'-Te leaned forward, and catohing
her by her arms, to retard the exit
which seemed likely to end in the
rain-tub. he drew her in again, saying
"You may sit here in the window,
if you will keep as still as you have
kept on the steps ; and not get in my
lifiht and interrnpt my work-" he
had already turned to the easel again.
He took a little red apple from his
pocket and tossed it into her apron.
The wind rose, and the curls, bereft
of the sheltering bonnet, Rt rea raed back
lrom the baby's lace, and tangled
themselves together. A cl omi scur
ried over, and dashed a few big drops
or. her cheek ; and presently the "rain
began to fall fast. Faqnarette sighed,
and drew on the refractory bonnot,
preparatory to departure.
But the painter only drew the easel
nearer the window, and went on with
Already a little stream was running
out of the gutter above, and splash
ing in the raintub below; and the
white sunbonnet hung limply, like a
wet cabbage-leaf, over the peachy
face, wheu the child, twisting herself
into a tiny bundle in tho corner of the
windor.-seat, that ber shadow might
no: fall athwart tho canvas, swung
softly down to tho edge of the tub,
thence to the ground, and took her
silent way to the lonely room m the
But the next day brought the sun
again, and with it Paquarette. And
no sooner bad she seated herself on
the steps than the painter looked up,
smiled a cheery good-morning, and
mo tioned her to tho seat in the win
She came gladly ; and fhis time he
leaned far out and reached her with
his strong hands, and lifted her up at
And she beamed with delight when
she found he had folded an old coat to
servo as a cushion lor her ; and, beat
of all, when he told her she might sit
there every day.
It was two months later, wheu the
summer had waned and departed, tho
leaves were drifting into brown heaps
in tho alleyway, aad the dandelion
blooms had resolved themselves into
airy globes that broke at each rude
puff of wind, and sent a cloud of
miniature white worlds soaring aloft
from the diugy court, as if to seek a
world of summer beyond the saies-it
was then, in the early autumn, that
one evening the picture waa finished ;
and thc painter said with a sigh : "It
Paquarette was not there at the fin
ish. He had hardly hoped to com
plete it that day, but it had seemed
pcr.'eot to her in the morning when
she had viewed it from her throne on
the ragged coat. And she was so
Siled with admiration and delight that
she had found it hard to struggle
against an expression of her feeling
other than ecstatic claspings of her
hands. But silence had been her
watchword since that first delicious
day, far back in a dreamy distance,
when he had given it to ber. Ami
well she obeyed its warning.
When ho had stopped once to criti
oise, she had told him,half-regretful?y,
that she would not return in the after
noon, as she was going ont with he
mother, who had a half-holiday tba
day. He had scarcely heard her than,
so absorbed was he in his o wu thoughts ;
but now, when the wo_k was done, anci
he laid down his brush, and was con
fronted by tbs old coat on the win
dow-sill, he missed her presence from
the accustomed place.
He covered the picture carefully At
last, and went out for a walk in the
When he carno back, he brought
with him the morning pap'ir, of which
he had notthought till now, and,light
ing his lamp, sat dov?,i by his pine
table to read.
"At the sumo moment an anxious
little figure crept half-way down the
steps outside, and leaned against the
wooden railing, looking in. He wis
absorbed, and she kept her accustomed
quiet, hoping he would see her soot),
and tell her of the picture.
Hi* ey os sped rapidily dowr ho
column und stopped, fixed.
There was a marriage notice ! Her
He sat so still, and looked so white,
that Paquarette was frightened, and
tried to call her mother.
Then he had sprung to his feet, torn
the sheet into a thousand pieces, cast
it from him, trampled it, flung chair
and table out of the path, and tra?
versed the room like a wild beast,
The trembling child gave but one
more scared look in tho direction o'
the easel, safe in a distant corner,
then sped away up the dusky stairs.
Morning found the painter still
pacing up and down-more slowly
now-with face of ghastly pallor.
The sun was high, the morning
warm, the voices of school children
floating in to him like harshest dis*
cord from the streets before he flung
himself into the char ho had left the
night before, and buried his face in
There he made a resolve.
An hour later, he arose stiffly, with
the hesitation of an old mun, ap
proached the shelf above the fire
place, and took down a small vial. -It
was half full of a dark fluid ; and he
looked, absent mindedly, at the grin
ning skull and the cross bones that
the label bore, grotesquely colored in
orange and red by his own hand.
Then he drew out the cork. He
raised the bottle to his lips, und
paused ; for a soft voice said, pity
ingly : f
?.I thought you were sick ! Do yjm
have to take bad medicine?" Ahd
Paquarette slipped down from the
window, and stood looking up at hjm
with innocent, tender eyes.
He turned from her, and leaned lis
head against the rough shelf.
"Don't 1 Please don't 1" pleaded
the trembling voice, while the litjle
hands caught at his own. "I knew
you feel bad ; but look here, what IJQ
brought you-a whole orange all 4>r
yourself I I didn't ask for it; j I
bought it with my red beads. LooM"
She tugged gently al; his coat sle?je
with one hand, holding the orange jp
to him with the other.
He let his arm drop until it f?l
about the baby shoulders, the hau
still holding the vial ; and ehe welt
on, soothingly, as a mother persuad?s
a tired ohild, as her own mother m ?git
have done with her :
"Now 1 I'll take the nasty medioije
away-I'll put it over here-and yqi
shall eat your orange." jj
She drew the uncorked bottle ca$
fully from the tense fingers as eje
spoke, and trotted away to put it <fc
Then she oame back, smiling.
And the man stooped down, and pi k
his arms around the child, and held h< r
olose. And she caught np a corner <f
her apron, and wiped away the teals
from his cheeks.
"Do you like it with sugar, or jot
so?" ?he asked.
There about the plump, sunburnt
neck showed a narrow white circe
where the beloved red beads had left
their impress. He bent his head adj
kissed it, thanking God for trust arti
Twenty years have come and gon?
but if you should happen to wandjr
down a certain pleasant street, and up
a winding stairoase, at its end yat
would find there an artist's stadicj;
and in it, the artist himself, surround
ed by his pictures.
He loves them, passionately. Bit
if you should tempt him to tell yqj
which he loved the bast, and counted
as his masterpiece, he would point yoi
proudly to one of a baby girl, Web
foot, and elad in a checked apron,
with a white sun-bonnet, pushed far
back, forming a background for the
ourly head ; with dimpled mouth smil
ing, and trustful eyes of blue looking
warmly into yours, and one little hand
caught in a string of bright red beads
hanging about the chubby neck.
And when you are gone away tho
artist will perchance open a drawer
near by, and take out the counterpart
of those self-same beads, and look on
them with tender eyos-so long, per
haps, that the door will open very
softly at last, and a dark head thrust
itself into the opening; and when its
owner sees what tho artist is doing,
she will slip quietly along until she
is behind his chair; and then ask,
softly, as one white arm goes around
And the artist draws her to him.
"Thank God, I am not dreaming
now!" he whispers, fervently.
And both tho soft arms are clasped
around his neck, and the blue eyes,
still sweet and trustful, look into his ;
and Paquaretto stoops, and kisses tho
painter.-The Home Queen.
A Remarkable Dairy Machine.
A wonderful dairy machine is said
to be on exhibition in England. This
machin?, says he St. Louis Globe
Democrat, tho invention of Herr Sa
lenius, a Swedish engineer, makes
butter in about a minute from steril
ized milk direct. The milk is heated
in the sterilizer (or Pasteurine, as it
is called) to 160 degrees Fahrenheit,
and runs thence into the cream-skim
ming chamber of the machine. As
the cream is skimmed, it rises into the
churning chamber, beicg cooled down
to sixty degrees in its progress by
means .of very small cooling frames
through which iced water constantly
passes, and which revolvo with the
skimmer at the rate of 6000 revolu
tions per minute. The cream is
forced into a tube, perforated with
tiny holes, through which it emerges
with great force on to each fresh lay-,
er of cream that rises, converting it
into butter by concussion. The but
ter thus formed in granules emerges
from a spout into a tub, mixed with
butter milk. When all the churning
is done, a wooden etirrer is passed up
and down gently for two or three
minutes, to make the butter separate
' from tho greater part of the butter
milk. The butter is then taken out
and passed through a butter worker,
which squeezes out most of tue butter
milk remaining in, after which it is
placed on ice for two hours, and then
worked a little more and made
up. Several advantages are claimed
for this remarkable maohine, which
bids fair to create a revolution in but
ter making upon a large scale. In
the first place, by Pasteurizing the
milk, disease germs, if any there are
in it, are destroyed, as well as the mi
crobes which cause the putrefaction of
the butter. The process of butter
making is so rapid that there is very
little chanoe of any germs chat may
exist in the atmosphere of the dairy
getting into the butter, especially as
all, or nearly all, air must be forced
out of the chambers of the machine by
the extreme rapidity of the move
ments going on inside. When the
butter is once pressed, the possibility
of germ impregnation is almost elim
inated. Thus a wholesome and long
keeping butter is produced. Another
advantage is that; milk can be con
verted into butter directly after being
obtained from the cow, and yet an
other is that there is a considerable
saving of labor, when the nse of the
"radiator" is compared with that of
the ordinary separator and churn. It
is asserted that this machine has been
in use for several months in butter
factories in Sweden and Finland. The
demonstration of its merits in London
created a sensation among the dairy
Thc Sad Side ot War.
Miss Anna F. Webb, of Oxford,
Penn., who is teaching in San Sebast
ian, Spain, writes as follows to her
father, Rev. Edward Webb, describing
. the manner in which the war in Cuba
affects the people of Spain :
"The principal thing that occupies
our minds and hearts outside of school
affairs is the embarkation of the Cuban
troops. Last Thursday one regiment
left and the next day another. The
whole town was wild over it. There
have been high masses in the street,
with altars,'decorations and proces
sions ; banquets and parades by day
and illuminations by night, When,
the soldiers took the train at ll
o'clock on Thursday and Friday nights
the whole city poured forth en masse
to the railroad station, our family, j
with the other students, included. It
was a most touching scene.
"In spite of great enthusiasm there
was fearful sadness, and the sobs were
as frequent as the cheers. The poor
mothers feel that their boys will have
to fight fever more than bullets. At
tho last minuto thero was commotion,
and people came hurrying up to two
of the men (boys they really were),
bringing them their release. Parents
and friends at this last hour succeeded
in raising the money to pay for a sub
stitute and so save their boys from
going to Cuba. The excitement was
"Oh, how I wish thi? farce of a war
was over 1 It is even worse than war
itself, for Spain is being frightfully
impovished. Many young men are
losing their education and prospects in
life, while other poor families at home
are almost dying without their sup
port. Then, with it all. there seems
to be no glory, only death in a fever
hospital, where probably as many dio
.'rom negleot as from disease itself. It
is all so terrible."-Washington Star.
The Queen's Coachman.
Queen Victoria's state coachman,
Edward Miller, is an old and faithful
servant, who has held his post for
thirty-six years. He drove tho Queen
to tho Duke of York'? wedding, on
whioh ocoasion he handled four horses
from the box. There were no postil
lions. The supremo control of the
royal stables rests with the master of
the horse, an office at present held by
the Duke of Portland. Next to His
Graoe in command is the crown
equerry, Sir Henry Ewart, who is
really the acting chief. Sir Henry,
by the way, looks after the naming of
the horses. His duties, however, are
not all so light as this one. Tho im
mediate control of the mews is in the
hands of Mr. Nicholas, who was form
erly a lieutenant in the royal horse
artillery. He has under him a staff of
about sixty officials.
One of the most interesting relics of
the old BuckinRbam House is tho
"riding horse," which bay other inter
ests than that of the grammarian's
escape. In it the royal children were
taught horsemanship, ami ou the wall
one may see tho iron brackets used
when they praoticed lemon cutting.
New York Recorder.
Tho King of Belgium keeps the wolf
from thc door on $2000 per diem.
1 COULD ONLY EATPEPTON01D3
BUT PINK PILLS MADE IT POSSIBLE
TO EAT AXrTHINO.
Got Your Dli-ostlou Bight and Your
I Health Will Take Cure of Itself.
From the Star, Washington, D. 0.
"Dr. Williams' Pink Pill? miraculously
cured me of two diseases and have otherwise
done me a vatt amount of good,1' said Mrs.
E. A. Meeker, of No. 207 Third street, South
! east Washington, D. C.. to a Star reporter
i "For many years I was a sufferer from
' muscular rheumatism in its worst form, and
in addition ha 1 stomach trouble to suoh au
extent that for a lon? timo I could oat noth
ing strongor than beef poptonolds. The
rheumatism commonooj in my back and not
only oxten lei into my left arm, almost par
alyzing it fro n tho s'aoullor to the elbow,
but attacked my hips and limbs with such
vehemence that it was impossible for me to
go out on the street without being supported
by an attendant,
j "I was attendee by four different phy
sicians-not all at one time-of both the al
j lopathlc and homeopathic schools, ana tnere
I were times when I was covered from my
neck to my feet with porous or some other
kind of plasters, for I tried everything of the
sort that was recommended by my friends.
"During the greater part of this time my
husband and son were urging -me to take
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, but I steadily re
fused to do so.
i "About two years or two and a half years
! ago the physician who wns then at ten ling
j me, and I h iv- had none since, said to me,
'Mrs. Meeker, there is no use for me to come
and soo you any moro; you havo muscular,
j rheumatism, a disease incident to old age,
j and you cannot bo cured. I will givo you
I some iron for your blood, and when thia
?rescrlption runs out you can getit renewed,
f you get much worse you can send for me,
but I will not again call until I am sum
"Of course I was much discouraged, but
irtlll I tried a noted massage treatment thor
oughly, but without tho slightest effect. At
last my husband persuaded me to try the
"I want to say that when I bogan taking
tho Pink Pills it was without the least faith
in their efficacy for good or belief that thej
would benefit me, but simply to please my
husband and son by taking something, How
ever, I took them as directed by the makers,
and about tho end of tho month I found tc
my great surprise that my stomach was so
muon better that I had no longer to subsist
on beef peptonoids, but could begin to in
dulge lu more solid food.
"So I told my husband that as the Pink
Pills were evidently doing me good, I would
try them for another month.
"I continued to use them ns directed and
during the second month my eyesight, whlcti
had boen very bad for a long time, began to
improve, and it was much more pleasant foi
meto go on. tho street, though I still hal tc
be attendedon account of my weak limbs.
"How many boxes of the Pink Pills I tool
in all I could not begin to tell, as there w
periods when I would stop using them for a
weok at a time. But from the time I com
menced until I felt I could safely cease tak>
lng them was about fifteen months.
"Sometime after my eyesight began tc
grow better, my memory, which had beer
defective and caused me much trouble for <
long time, returned and became as good ai
when as I was many years younger. Durinf
the period to which I refer I had great diffl
culty in remembering where I had put any
thing, but as I -aid before, this trouble er.
tirely disappeared and has never returnee
while my eyesight also continues excellent
"My long continued illness had reduce;
my weight from between 130 and 140 pound!
to 112 pounds, but while I wits taking th
Pink Pills I gained thirty pounds, and I no>
weigh 133 pounds
"Some of my friends freely asserted tha
my flesh, as they noticed my lnoreasin;
weight, was not solid and predicted that '.
would speedily lose it. Suoh, however, ha
not beea the case, although I nave not takoi
any of the pills since last December. All rn;
rheumatism having by that time disap
peared, since which time I have had no re
turn of the dread complaint. I have beei
told that the disease will visit me again, bul
if it does, I shall again resort to the use o
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
"With my exporience with Dr. William!
Pink Pills I have not hesitated to recommem
them to others who were afflicted. My niece
who lives near Hillsboro. Loudour County
Va., suffered fora long time with a peculiu
disease of the hips and limbo. I believed th
medicine which did me so much good woul
cure her also, and I bought three boxes c
them and sent to her. She took them an
was cured completely of her complaint."
Dr. Williams' Pi uk Pf 1. s contain all the eh
monts necessary to give new life and riot
ness to the blood and restore shattere
nerves. They are sold in boxes (never 1
loose form, by the dozen or hundred) at I
cents a box, orsix boxes for $2.50, and ma
be hal of all druggists or directly by ma
from Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., 8ehene<
tady, N. Y._
The Koran is at the same time a re
ligions and a political code. All Mus
sulmans admit it to be so, and it can
not be expected therefore, that, sine
their religion is connected with thei:
national policy, tbey will not maki
use of the former to carry out the lat
ter. Tbcir policy may be briefly de
fined-namely, the maintenance o
their faith in its purity by exclusivo
ness and isolation ; tho emancipatiot
of the countries which have fallen un
der Christian rule; the exterminatioi
of the infidel nations and races who
by refusing to pay tribute for the re
demption of their blood, are pro
nounced by tbe prophet to be in i
state of open rebellion against tin
law, and consequently deserving o
death. Enlightened and tolerant Mo
hammedans will endeavor to paliat
these precepts by quotations from tin
Koran und Hadis (Traditions) but the;
are not tho less cherished creed, th*
conscientious belief, of upward o
Another Wonderful Clock.
One of the most wonderful dooks ii
the world is being exhibited in St. Pe
tersburg. It was originally maDufac
tured for the lato Duke Charles, o
Brunswick, who bequeathed it to th
Swiss confederation. There are n<
fewer than ninety-five faces to this co
lossal timepiece. It indicates simnl
taneonsly the time of day at thirt;
different spots of the earth's surface
besides the movement of the eartl
around the SUD, the phases of th<
moon, the signs of tho zodiac, th
passage over the ir or id i au of mor
than fifty stars ot the northern hemi
sphere, and the date according to th
Gregorian, Greek, Mussulman and He
; brew calendars. So complicated ar
[ the works that it took two years to pu
them together after the clock had bee;
sent in detached pieces from Switzer
land to Russia.-Manufacturing Jew
In Germany, in 1894, 446,000 per
j sons were convicted of offences agains
? tho law, to 430,403 in 1893, an in
j crease of 15,607. Of the increas
j 10,000 cases were of crimes against tb
i person, GOO against morality, and 3,
: 400 against the state, public order am
religion. Tho last class of cases i
1,450 greater than in 1891.
Como West For Toar Seed.
That's what we say, because it's the best
; 3alzer'e Wisconsin grown soeds are bred t<
! eirllness and produce tho earliest vegeta
. bles in tho world. Right alongside of otha
! seamen's earliest, his are twenty day
I ahead! Just try bis enrllost peas, radishes
! lettuce, cabbage, etc. He is the largesi
grower of farm and vegetable seeds, potatoes
grosses, clovors, otc
, IP YOU WILL CUT TAIS OUT AND SEND IT t<
j the John A. Balzer Seed Co., La Crosse
Wis., with 10c. postase, you will get sampl'
package of Early Bird Radish (ready in ll
days) and their groat catalogue. Gatalogu
alone 5c. postage. (A. C.
Why Von Should Fue Ilindi-rcornn.
I' take.- (mt tho corns, an I then you have ron
tor;, surely a coo l exchange. 15c..-tt druckst
vil.-~ .-to;>i i -. tte? wy i>... KM.vt a ?.H*..?
NattVri tii.-M'oiir.i:. NU iii a aiiur uroitlay'a un
?iMtvu.oiia cute.-. 1t eui.nc ;uiU jJ.uu trim hoi
Ut lie?:, ur. uiiiic, J.u Aren bl., Puiitv., ra,
The British Isles comprise no fewer
than one thousand separate islands
and islets, without couuting mere jut
ting rocks or isolated pinnacles.
The Russians have a singular meth
od of extorting disclosures from pris
oners. In their food is mixed a drug
which has the effect of rendering them
delirious, and in this state they aro
watched and interrogated, when secrets
In China, in times of pestilence.per
sons are permitted to witness, gratui
tously theater performances and dis
plays of fireworks, tho object being'
that their minds may be distracted
thereby from the prevailing epidemic.
In large cities places are provided in
which those who, in desperation, give
up the battle of life, may quietly lay
themselves dowu and die.
The hygienic value of soap is bar Hy
realized by the general public. Rec >nt
experiments bave shown that a solu
tion of soup will kill typhoid or chol
era microbes. A 1 per cent solution
will do so in twelve hours, while a 7 or
10 per cent solution will do it in a few
minutes. This is about tbe simplest
and most reliable means of disinfecting
that we have at our disposal.
Railroad kidney is one of the latost
additions to the list of special diseases,
and it is said to be wholly due to the
dust and primo that filters into tho
system through tho pores of the skin,
and which, under continuous railway
travel, it is impossible to eradicate.
To anyone with a tendency to kidney
trouble, railroad travel for a week is
said to be most dangerous. There is
no such danger in sea travel, for there
ie no permanent disease known which
is peculiar to the ocean.
There is at least one country in the
world where it costs nothing to die.
In some of the cantons of Switzer
land, all the dead, rich as well as poor,
are buried at the public expense, says
an exchange. Collins and all other
necessary articles are furnished on ap
plication to certain undertakers desig
nated by the government. Everything
connected with the interment is abso
lutely gratnitons, including the grave
and religious services. All classes
avail themselves freely of the law.
An inquiry was recently made in
London as to the greatest distance at
which a man's voice could be heard,
leaving, of course, the telephone out
of consideration. The reply was most
interesting, and was as follows:
Eighteen miles is the longest distance
on rece *d at which a man's voice has
been heard. This occurred in the
Grand Canyon of the Colorado, where
one man shouting the name "Bob" at
one end, his voice was plainly heard at
the other end, which is eighteen miles
away. Lieutenant Foster, on Parry's
third Arctic expedition, found that he
could converse with a man across the
harbor of Port Bowen, a distance of
6,696 feet, or about one mile and a
quarter; and Sir John Franklin said
that he conversed with e isa nt a distance
of more than a mile. Dr. Young re
cords that, at Gibraltar, the human
voice has been heard at a distance of
Roo of the Female Sturgeon.
The report of the North Carolina
state labor commission contains an in
teresting statement of a new industry.
The roe of the female sturgeon is now
shipped in large quantities to Russia
and Germany from the great fisheries
on Albemarle sound. The roes from
three sturgeons fill oaken kegs con
taining 120 pounds, and for each cask
$10 is obtained at thc ??bery.-Tn thia
business a hundred boats and 250 ex
pert fishermen are employed, and
these receive as much as $50 each week
during tho fishing season. They get
$3 for the roe from each female.
The greatest seines in the world are
on Albemarle sound. That of W. R.
Capehart is a mile and a half long.
Steam power is used in hauling. At
one haul last spring 485,000 herringt
and 2,500 shad were landed. The
annual herring catch there is forty
With careful rotation of
crops and liberal fertilizations,
cotton lands will improve. The
application of a proper ferti
lizer containing sufficient Pot
ash often makes the difference
between a profitable crop and
failure. Use fertilizers contain
ing not less than 3 to 4%
Kainit is a complete specific
Our pamphlets are not advertising circulars boom
ing: special fertilizers, but are practical works, contain
ing tho result? of latest experiments ia this line.
Every cotton farmer should have a copy. They are
lent free for the asking.
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That is their record the world ovei
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The general belief among
doctors is that consump
tion itself is very rarely
inherited. But tne belief
is becoming stronger that
the tendency to consump
tion is very generally
transmitted from parent
to child. If there has
been consumption in the
family, each member
should take special care
I to prepare the system
? against it. Live out doors ;
i keep the body well nour
i ? shed ; and treat the first
I indication of failing health.
I of Cod-liver Oil. with
Hypophosphites, is a fat
producing food and nerve
tonic Its use is followed
by improved nutrition,
richer blood, stronger
nerves and a more healthy
action of all' the organs.
It strengthens the power
of the body to resist dis
ease. If you have in
herited a tendency to weak
lungs, shake it oil*
JUST AS GOOD IS NOT
Mr. Charles S. Patterson, the pub
lisher of Newspaperdom, says that ft
ls not often that he gets so enthust
astlc as he does over RlpaasTabalea,
Almost with the regularity of clock
work he used to feel, at about eleven
o'clock, that something had gone
wrong with his breakfast; especially
was this true If he hod had a restless
night, as is no uncommon thing
with head-worfcers. "'?ly stomach,'*
said Mr. Patterson, 'ls under the
standard as to strength, and it seems
at these times to act only Indiffer
ently, and Anally to stop. Clouds
come before my vision and a slight
nausea is felt. Then I reach out for
my Ripaas. (Years of tho sort of
thing related have made me know
the symptoms as well as my name.)
Down goes one of the blessed little
conceut rated boons, and in a few
minutes the visual clouds lift:, dis
comfort passes away, stomach
apparently resumes openUio as, and
at USO or 1 o'clock I go out tor my
usual rather hearty lunoheon-all in
delightful contrast with my former
practically ruined afternoons-that
I sought to escape by fasting and
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THE AEItMOTOIt CO. floe? bait tte woriCTi
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