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Gained 23 Founds In 5 Weeks.
From the By-Blander, Macomb, III.
Aldertnau Louis VT. Camp, ot our olly, has
quito astonished his frionda, by a remark
able gain in wotght. He has gained 22 pounds
'a flvo weeks. Those ot his friends
who do not know the facts ot hts sick.
nes3 will road with Intorast tho following:
"I was broken down In health and utter
ly miserable," said Mr. Camp to our re
porter. "I was unable to work much o' tho
time and so badly iifllletcd with a torin of
stomach trouble that lifo was a veritable
"I tried various romodies, but during tho
six mouths of my sickness I obtained no re
lief. I had always boen a robust, healthy
man nod staleness bore heavily upon me.
"About two years ago I was advised to
try Dr. Williams' Tink Pills for Palo Peo
ple. I purchased ono box and received so
much boneflt that I used live more and was
entirely cured. I gained twenty-two pounds
in five Keek.1. SInoo I stopped faking tho
pills I have scarcely had aa nebo or pain.
Interviewing the Alderman.
"Dr. 'Williams' Pink Tills restored me tc
health and I most heartily recommend
L. W. Camp on oath says that the forego
ing statement ls true.
W. W. MZLOAX, Notary Public.
Following ls tho physician's certilleate as
to Mr. Camp's present condition.
1 am a regularly licensed physician ot
Mncomb, McDono?gh County, III. I have
vory recently examined Mr. L. W. Camp ns
to his general physical, con.lltlou, and lind
the same to be all that could be desired,
appetite and digestion gool, sleeps well,
and lins all tho evidences of being in a Rood
physical condition. . SAM'I. KCSSELL, M. 1).
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
30th day of September, IS07.
W. AV. MELOAN, Notar?/ Public.
Apple trees are allowed to prow too
much wood and are not cut back suffi
ciently in some orchards. One of the
leading horticulturists states that a
large apple tree requires moro room
than a forest tree, and in some cases
it may be necessary to cut awny three
fourths of each tree so as to afford
plenty of room for all aud admit air
A Good Honest Doubter
ls a person wo like to meet. We like to have
such a man try Tenorino. He will be more en
thusiast 1 . than nnybedy oise once lie's cared
and eonvlncO'l. Tetterlne ls for Tetter. Ecce
ma, Ringworm and all skin diseases. WcontH
a box .-it drug stores, or bj niall from J. T.
?huptr ne, Savannah, (Ja.
The KuBsian povcrnmcnt, lt ls reported, has
decided to adopt the metric system.
Chew Star Tobacco-The liest.
Smoke Sledge Cigarettes.
A man seid? m forgives an lnjnry until nfter
ho has availed himself of an Opportunity to get
Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoko Toar Ufo Away.
To quit tobacco easily and forovcr, bc mag
netic, full of life, nerve and vigor, take >."o-To
Bae. the wonder-worker, that make'! weak men
strong. All druggists, 50c or fl. Curepuaran
tcd Booklet and sample free. Address
Sterling Remedy Ca, Chicago or NOTT Yoik,
George M. Pullman's library In I ls Chicago
h- use contained 546 volumes appraised nt
1840:24. The other contents of the library were
appraised r.t .?ilii.i'W.
To c.nrc n Cold In One Day.
Take Laxative Bronio Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists 'efnnd mopey if lt fails tocure. 'Sc. i
Some husbands never think of tel inp their
wives nnythlnc tint" after tt?ey have found it
out for themselves.
Take- B. B. B. For All Diseases
Arising from Impure Blood, Rheumatism, Scrof"
ula, Catarrh, all Skin and Blood Diseases, f l.o"
per large bottle, 3 for t?.50, at druggists. Ol' - ia*
for price, express paid, by Blood Balm Co.
Atlanta, t?a s*~?ooks of wonderful cures freo.
?li. What Splendid Coffee.
Mr. Goodman. Williams. Co.. III., writes:
"From one package Balzer'* German Coffee
Iierry costing 15c I grow 300 lbs. or belter
coffee than I ear. buy in stores at 30 cents tl
lb." *. c. 7
A pacv.agc of this coffee and big seed and
plant catalogue is sent you by John A.
Balzer Seed Co., Lacrosse, Wis., upon re
ceipt of 15 cents stamps and this notice.
Actors who wear stove-pipe hats ought to be
able to ilrnw well.
Educate Toar Bnirels With OisenrctB.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10c. 28c If C. C- C. fail, druggists refund money.
During 1^07 more thin 8,000.030 frozen sheep
nnd lamba were Imported into tho United
Deafness Cannot lie Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach tho
diseased portion nf the eur. There is only one
way to cure deaf nee*, and tant is by constitu
tional reined i-*. Deafness is caused byan Iii.
flamrd condition of thc m'U'ou? tlnliis <>f th"
Eustachian 'lube. When this tube gets In
flamed you have a rumbling sound or Impor
feet hearing, and when lt ?s entirely closed
Deafness ls the re.ult and unies* the Inflam
mation can tie taken out and this tube rest >rod
to Its normal condition, hoariug will be do
frtroyed forever. Nine cases out of ten .uv
caused by catari h. which ls no'hin? but au in
flamed rendition of the mucous surfaces.
Wewlll plvo One Hundred Dollars for any
cns- of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can
not bo cured by Hall's Catari h (.'ure. Send for
F. .1. CIIENEV & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggist--. Trie.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Fi.ts nvruiHnently cured. No fits or nervous
ness a fte. first day's use of I)r. Kline's Creat
Nerve Restorer. $- trial bottle and treatise free.
Du. li. H. Ki.IXE. Ltd.. ?!1 Arch St.. Philo.. Pa.
Truffles will sx>n be cultivated on s .lentille
principles and are likely to become cheaper.
To Cnr? Constipation Forever.
Take Cascareis Candy Cathartic. 10c or Eic
Ii C. C. C. fail to cure, druggists refund money.
The estimate of the number of trnmps in the
United States varies between sO.CCOond 00,000.
DYsrErsiA, IN ni o EST ION and all Stomach
troubles cured by Taber's Pen>in Compound.
Sample bottle mailed free. Write Dr. Taber
M fg. Co., Savannah, Ga.
Hollers, Knglnes, Ktc.
Read the advertisement of Avery & McMillan
lu another column of th's paper.
Both thc method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on thc Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses thc sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is thc
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in ita
effects, prepared only from thc most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it thc most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50
cent bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist wi io
may not have it on hand .viii pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accej >t any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP C0t 1
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL
??WW ff?? ~ ?SW YORK?
I GOOD EOADS NOTES. 1
Comparo Conditio?? Carefully.
Misrepresentation makes miscliief.
Care should he exercised in making
comparisons. Statements have been
made that some States aro paying
?2000 a mile for good roads, while
other States pay ?10,000 for about the
same thing. As a matter of fact, the
roads aro very unlike, and differently
built. First-class, permanent stone
roads, well drained and properly
graded, aro likely to cost very much
nearer tho latter f?garo than tho for
mer.-L. A. W. Bulletin.
Dlfiercnt Forms of 1'avomcnt.
There is no ono variety of pavement
suited to all degrees and forms of traf
fic, says the ?Iunicipal World.
"Granite block pavement is the most
durablo which can bo constructed, re
quires but little repair and is well
adapted to steep grades, but is rough,
noisy aud trying on the hoofs of
horses. Asphalt is a very smooth and
agreeable pavement on which to drive,
is handsome, sanitary and may bc
kept very clean, but is less durable
than granite, and cannot be used on
steep grados. Vitrified brick is fairly
well adapted to steep grades, ranking
next to granito in the foothold afford
ed horses, is smooth and less noisy
than grauite, is very agreeable for
driving or wheeling, may be kept very
clean, but is less durable than either
granite or asphalt. Crushed stone
(macadam) is the most agreeable for
driving, is not noisj', is superior to all
iu safety is adapted to steep grades,
but under excessive traffic is very ex
pensive to maintain."
A Stimulus to Life In Rural Communities.
We have 1,300,000 miles of country
roads in tho United States. Most of
them are so bad that hauling is costly,
laborious and often cruel work, while
driving for recreation is out of thc
question. Tho pleasures of country
life would be doubled were there turn
pikes in every neighborhood. Notice
those counties in Kentucky, like Shel
by, where th3 roads are kept in a high
state of improvement, and others, like
Green, where thero aro virtually no
highways. Witness tho improvement
in the rural life of Hardin and Warren
counties, which have recently built ex
tensive and valuable systems of turn
pikes. There is no greater agency to
stimulate farming and the whole life
of rural communities than the build
ing of roads; no other so easy to bo re
sorted to. It is not necessary to invite
foreign capital; it can be done at home.
It will relieve the hard conditions of
rural life so fully that the drift of the
population to towns and cities would
be at once arrested.
When pleasure and profit aro so
joined together as in this scheme of
improvement why should there be hes
Good Roads Kasy to Secure.
A Pennsylvania paper says that a
competent engineer and contractor
offers to give bonds to gridiron Lan
caster County with first-class macadam
roads within five years, so that there
won't be a farmer who will live over a
mile-and-a-half from one of these roads
on any side of him, and three-fourths
will live immediately on them, pro
vided a four mill tax pei annum on
the county's valuation (outside of Lan
caster and Columbia) be paid him for
ten years. This looks like an easy
way to get good roads. The county is
about twenty-eight by thirty miles, so
it would require nearly SOO miles of
road to cross it in both ways, every
three miles. But .the contractor
illows for building 000 miles, as fol
300 miles, ir. ft. wide at *:',ooo_$ wo.ooo
? ?oo " io '. " " 2.000.... coo.OOQ
Interest nu annual expenditures.. 2.10,000
Repairs for live years. 100,000
Tax four mills, annually for top
years on valuation, *G0,C16,Sll..*2.GGi,?7?
Interest UJI annual receipt*. 598,587 I
Deduct* expenditures. 1,850,000
And this on a tax of only foar dol
lars on each thousand of valuation.
Xi- A. AV. Bulletin.
To Work Virginia's Convicts on the Hoad.
The bill introduced in the Virginia
Legislature, for tho employment of
convicts on the roads of tho Stat'.',
provides that all able-bodied male
prisoners, sentenced to jail or peni
tentiary for more than ninety ?lays,
shall be subject to work on the roads.
Those sentencad to county jails shall
work upon thc roads of such counties,
unless there is no immediate need of
them, in which case they maybe hired
to other counties, but only for road
The convicts not required for ser
vices in the penitentiary arc to be dis
tributed among the counties, on ap
plication, and none are to bo hired
ont for any purpose but road worK.
Not less than five, nor more than
twenty-five, are to be assigued to any
one county, every assignment to be
made for a year, unless shorter time
is requested, and even then for not
less than ninety days. If the number
of couvicts is not sufficient to fill thc
applications, the/aro to bo supplied
Convicts, in respect to their work,
are to be under the control of the
county authorities in which they
work; but, ?s prisoners, they are to
"remain iu the custody of the State
authorities as if they remained in the
peniteutiar}'," aud transportation ex
penses, guarding, feeding, clothing
and medical attendance are to be paid
by the State, the counties to provide
Each county is to adopt aud put in
operation a scheme or plan for working
its roads by such prisoners in its jail
as are available, together with those
which may bo secured from the
State, and "every county shall an
nually levy a road tax of not less than
fifteen cents, nor more than thirty
cents, on every ono hundred dollars
of the value of the property, real and
personal, assessed, for taxes in the
county, the proceeds to be applied to
road improvements in said county."
Cost of Bail Road Transportation.
Somo very interesting observations
as to tho cost of had roads to farmers
weroraadoinan address delivered to
the students of Union College, N. Y.,
by Mr. Francis V. Greene, President
of the Barber Asphalt Company. As
a thorough disc; ission cf the expense
as well as tho inconvenience of bad
highways is necessary to bring about
a reform some of his remarks are here
"In the older and more settled pc .
tions of the country the railroads uro
so numerous and the rates aro so low
that they yield but a small return on
the capital invested, and the constrnc
tion of new railroads has ceased to be j
au attractive field for investment, j
The rates'cf freight have boen stead i y
reduced, year by year, until they are
now barely on?-fourth o? what'they
were thirty years ago. Still the trans
portation problem can not be coK-sid
ered as satisfactorily solved if it costs as
Bwich to carry a ton of wheat or pota
toes to t&e railway station as it does
to carry it -100 miles over the railroad.
"The bad condition of tho roads be
gau to attract widespread attention
something over ten years ago. Certain
elementary principles were evident at
a glance, to wit: tho price of farm
products is fixed at the great cities or
coaters of consumption and distribu
tion, aud is wholly beyond the farmer's
control, and the.cost of transporta
tion is a principal factor iu determin
ing his profits or the possibility of
any profit. On tho railroads this has
been reduced until it varies according
to bulk, from one cent to six mills per
ton per mile. But the average roads
arc so bad that a two-horse team aud
wagon, the value of which ia S3 per
day, cannot haul a ton of produce
more than ten miles and return in a
day. The cost of road transpartation
is, therefore, thirty cents lier ton per
mile, or about forty times as great as
the rate on the railroad. Tue average
distance from the farm to tho nearest
railroad station is at least ten miles,
so that it costs as much to get the
goods to or from the railroad station
as to carry them 400 miles on the cars.
It only needs to state these element
ary facts to show what au enormous
drain bad roads make on our re
"It is evident that au improvement
in these conditions is imperative, and
the remedy is equally evident, for it
has been proved, not only by me
chanical experiment but by actual test,
that tho same force which draws one
ton ou a muddy earth road Avil I draw
four tous on a hard macadam read.
On tho improved roads in New Jersey
loads of four to five tons are habitu
ally drawn by a two-horse team. This
e flee ts a saving of fully three-fourths
of the cost of hauling to the station,
and reduces the cost of road trans
portation from thirty cents to seven
and one-half cents per ton per milo.
What this saving amounts to may be
imagined when it is known that tho
New York Central railroad alono car
ries nearly 20,000,000 tons of way
freight in a year. If this is hauled
only two miles by road to or from the
station, and a saving of twenty-two
and one-half cents per ton per mile
could be effected, it would mean- a
total saving of nearly $9,000,000.
These figures may seem exaggerated,
but they will no longer appear so when
wc realizo the saving actually ac
complished by the reduction in rail
road rates in the last twenty-five years.
For instance, in 1SG9 tho average
freight rate oh tho New York Central
Railroad was 2.4 cents per ton per
mile; in 1S93 it was seven mills. This
saving, on the business of 1893 is up
ward of 834,000,000. This is there
suit which has been accomplished by
the application to the railroad prob
lem of tho highest available talent.
During these same twenty-five years
little or no attention has been given to
tho railroad problem. The roads are
as bad now as they were in 1809, and
thc cost of transportation over them
as great now as it was then. In the
next twenty-five years the results ac
complished on the common roads are
likely to be as remarkable as thoso
achieved on the railroads in tho last
A Queer House.
A queer house, built of iron and
thick glass, has been erected on ti j
general hospital grounds in Yokohama
by Dr. Yan uer Heyden, a bacteriolo
gist. The purpose in its building was
to exclude, as far a3 possiblo, the
germs of disease. To that end it is
built dust-tight and with in ect-proof
joints. It has no window-sashes.
Provision is made in the second story
to allow the escape of air from within;
it outers only by means of a pipe, is
carefully filtered through cotton-wool,
and to m axe sterilization more com
plete tho air is driven against a
giycerin-coatod plate which captures
such microbes as piss through cotton.
Strong sunlight also helps to destroy
possiblo survivors. The impurities duo
to breathing and other causes aro
carefully absorbed by chemicals. It has
been found that milk and unsalted
butter remain sweet much longer in
this dwelling than elsewhere.-Boston
Prince Monaco'! Discovery?
A submerged island has been found
1000 miles due west from Gibraltar
which offers a curious problem for
geographers. It was discovered by
the Prince ol' Monaco, and will soon
be placed on the charts issued by the
Hydrographie O?lice at Washington.
Tho sunken island waa discovered
quite by accident by the Princo while
making soundings from his yacht
Princess Alice, aud thc formation was
accordingly named after tho yacht.
The island is supposed to have been
at one time a huge volcano. Its shape,
which has been determined by careful
soundings, is much the same as that of
a hugo cocked hat. The island is in
no danger of interfering in the least
with navigation, since its highest pt int
is some forty-one fathoms below tho
surface of the sea.
Autograph Collection IVortli 8500,000.
I wonder what will become of the
magnificent collection of autographs
which belonged to the lato Mr. Alfred
Morrison? lonee had tho privilege
of a glimpse of it, and it seemed im
possible to realize that this vast and
interesting collection of manuscripts
could be the work of one individual.
Very nearly every reigning sovereign
and every statesman of note is repre
sented, and no great name of whatso
ever distinction is omitted. The col
lection is said to bo worth $500,000,
and this might easily be true, as on
several occasions Mr. Morrison is
known to have purchased autographs
which the Nation itself could not pos
sibly acquire, and $45,000, $50,000 or
even $55,000 havo been given several
times for one letter.-London Mail.
Some Common Mistake!!.
It is a mistake to work when you
are not in a fit condition to do so; to
take-off heavy underclothing because
you have become overheated; to think
that the more a person eats thc health
ier and stronger ho will become; to
believe that children can do as much
work as grown people, and tho more
they study the moro they learn; to go
to bed late at night and riso at day
break and imagine that every hour
taken from sleep is an hour gained; to
imagine that if a little work or exer
cise is good, violent or prolonged ex
erciso is better; to conclude that the
smallest room iu the house is large
enough to sleep in.
Kirri Which Speaks Five Ln liguanea.
Miss Emma Thursby's myna has
almost as much reputation as Miss
Thursby herself. Tho bird speaks in
five languages, sings Chinese songu,
imitates a banjo and laughs at jokes.
Hinco Miss Thursby has lived in her
present apartments the myna has been
caged in. The other day it began to
bag pitifully, "Please let me go out.
I'll come righi, back." Its intelligence
is almost uncanny.--New York World,
OUR BUDGET OF EDMOE.
LAUGHTER-PROVOKING STORIES FOR
LOVERS OF FUN.
A Tragedy of tho Hay-Tho Antidote
ATter Marriage-Tho Edllor'f Utile
Joke-lt. Was Possible-A Kemedy Foi
His Case-Sweet Charity, Ktc, lite.
Tho year had gloomily begun
Tor Willie Weeks, n poor in .""'fl
Ile was beset with bill and doak,
Ami ho bad very little
"This ensb," said he. "won't pay my duos,
I've nothing bore but ones and
A. brigitt thought struck him. aa l he said
"Ibo rieb -Miss Goldrock I will
Bntwhon he pud his court to her,
Hho lisporl, Lut firmly said "No,
"Alas!" said be. "thon I must die!"
HU soul went where they say souls
They round his gloves, und coat, and lint:
Tb? C'jronor upon thom
-Carolyn Wells, In Lifo.
Thf. An id?te.
Slie-"Is there anything I can do
lo make you stop loving mo?"
Ho"-"Yes; marry me."
Tile Kilitor** Little Joice.
Disappointed Joke-Writer-1 ' Why
don't you want this joke?"
TheEditor- "It's been cracked."
Tt Wa? Possible.
Jones-"Is it possible for a train
boy to become president of a road?"
Smith-"Yes, if he doesn't reform."
"Do Brush hai become wedded to
"I thought so. He'd getting aw
fully carclc35 in his work lately."-:
Tlc- "Don't you think Miss Plainly
is thc very image of her mother?"
She-"Yes indeed; fie resem
blance ?3 something awful."-Chicago
A Kemedy For IX I ^ Case.
Brown-"Jones strikes mo ns a
man who is afraid to think for him
SmJth-"Why doesn't ho get mar
Too Sharp Hier.
Museum Manager - "The sword
swallower seems out of health."
Keeper-"Yes; ho quarreled with
the fat lady, and she made him cat
his own words."-Detroit Free Press.
An Uncertain Future.
Ile-"My darling, I always feel like
taking oil" my shoes when I enter
your sacred presence."
"Well, I would rather you did it
now than after wc are married."
Love and Polly.
"While Miss Fitz was away Gcorgo
took her parrot."
"1 don't know; she keeps tho par
rot down cellar, and tho engagement
is oil."-Love and Folly.
A New Order.
Undo Frank-"Well, Willie, what
did you see at thc circus to-day?"
Willie (who was especially pleased
with thc Shctlaud ponies)-"Lots and
lots of things; hut tho host wore the
condensed horses. "-j-Judgo.
Nodd-"My wife told mc if I want
ed peaao with lier I would have to re
sign from my club."
Todd-"And you are getting along
ill right now?"
"Oh, yes. I'm living at tho club."
Chanced Conditions. #
"Is it so that thc Truers belong to
ouo of thc oldest and best families in
"? believe that they had some such
pretensions, but tho old gentleman got
on the wrong side of tho wheat mar
ket last fall."
Too Much 1'rogress.
Mr. Chipps (looking up from the
paper)-"The doctors have discovered
another new disease."
Mi s. Chipps-"Well, I wish they'd
slop looking for new diseases long
enough to lind n cure for my old rheu
matism."-New York Weekly.
Sunday-school Superintc uent
"Can any little boy in the class tell
mc anything about Tyre?"
Little Loy - "Yes, sir; I can.
illino busted ono day last summer
when I was out on my bike and I had
to hoof it home."-Detroit Free Press.
"I'm proud of you," said the head
of tho firm. "I have letters from all
over Kansas saying they that they
have seen our samples. How in
thc world did you manage it?" and
ho patted the traveling mau on the
rushed For Time.
Englishman - "I say, ye knaw,
what's tho bookago to Boston?"
Railroad Ticket Clerk-"The what
Englishman - "Tho bookage, ye
knaw-the tariff. What's th* tariff?"
Ticket Clerk-"I haven't time to
talk politics."-Lewiston Journal.
Casey-"What's ,the matter with
Doolin? He looks as if he was in
Murphy-"Ho is that. The kind
hearted, rich man who has been sup
porting him for the last two months
has got a job for him and he has got
to work."-New York' Journal.
An Artist in Ills Line.
"What are you waiting for, dear?"
asked Smithly of his wife, as she
lingered in the cafe after they had
"I would like to interview the chef
and get his recipe for making that
clam chowder without using any
clams."-Detroit Freo Press.
Not So High.
Lady enters barber shop with Skye
"Mr. Barber, can you cut my dog
"No, I can't-or rather I won't!"
"Indeed, you seem to hold your
self pretty high for one in your po
"Perhaps I do; but I'm no skye
The Prudent Conrso.
"Updyke is an exceedingly quick
"Yes. Por instance, last night, at
Jammer's party, he unfortunately
stepped on Miss Quiekfire's dre3s and
ripped in tho neighborhood of three
miles of rutile off it."
"I see. Ho immediately mollified
b<?r by some exceedingly witty apol
"Not much! He immediately dis? '
Thc First Trolley Watch D?*.
Mr. J. W. Kneipschield, of Olympus,
Pa., ls a genius. All Jersey commuters
who own dogs and chickens will please
study his example. He, too, ls a chick
en raiser, and down around Olympus,
as, Indeed, everywhere, the chicken
thief is the bugbear of householders.
He used to save his chickens by station
ing his dog at the coop, until one night
thieves broke Into his house. How to
use the dog to guard both house and
chicken coop was the question. He
. solved lt In a strictly up to date way.
He got. the idea from a trolley.
He bought a lot of wire and stretched
lt from his back door to thc chicken
house. From this he suspended an iron
pulley with the dog's collar. Now,when
the dog runs, he follows the trolley.
When a stranger approaches the house
the dog comes up on the run by his
own trolley. Should the chickens he
in danger of a raid, the dog trolleys
down to the coop. The dog trolley
works like a charm, and the dog seems
:o enjoy the fun with as much satisfac
tion as his master, who sleeps peace
fully all night, blissfully indifferent to
night marauders as long as the trolley
?watch dog is awake.-New York Jour
Vines Near Dwellings.
It is often a difficult task to get vines
Btarted which have been planted near
dwellings. Tho plants stand still for a
long time In many cases. It is fre
quently the case that the soil is poor
in such locations. Materials from the
cellar have been placed there, often of
sand or clay, in which no plant can
thrive. This must be made right by
digging out a barrowful or two of this
rubbish and filling In with good soil.
Another, and perhaps a greater rea
son for this poor growth is that the
buildings keep away the rain from cer
tain quarters, causing the soil to be
come so dry that nothing can grow on
it. When this ls the trouble it can
be remedied to a great extent by pro
curing vines of some length of stem,
that they may be placed some distance
away from the wall. Let it be a Vir
ginia creeper, for instance. Get a vine
with a stem two feet or more in
length. Plant it two feet from the
wall, opening a trench from it to the
wall in which the shoots are to be laid
and covered over with earth. This will
bring the point of the vine close to
tho wall, up which it will soon run.
The roots, being two foet apart from
the wall, will meet with more moisture
than if closor to it and the shoots
which hav? been, carried along under
ground will make roots in time, push
ing along fast. In this way, with tho
roots in good soil, many a vine has
been given a good start, which other
wise would have grown but little or
died out completely. It is an excellent
plan, and ono not ofteu thought of.
BITS OF INFORMATION.
The proportion of blind people ia
the world is 800 to every 1,000,000.
One of the trees in the park at Win
sor is supposed to be 1,000 years old.
It is known as William the Conqueror.
Sixty languages are spoken in the
empire governed hy the czar of Rus
Italy produces annually 70,000,000
gallons of olive oil, the market value
-of which is over $120,000,000.
At sea level an object 100 feet high
is visible a little over thirteen miles.
If 500 feet high it is visible nearly
. The Modern Generation or Men.
Physically men artf bettor today than evor
before. Our collcgo youth aro, as a general
thing, magnificent specimens Tho constitu
tionally wonk and nervous, though they mny
novor become athlotes, can greatly incroaso
their etrcngth and restore tranquility to tho
nervous gystom hy tho efficient aid of Uostet
ter's Stomach Bitters, which. ulwo removes
malarial, kldnoy, dyspeptic and billious
The trouble market ls easy and it can always
bo borrowed et low rates.
No-To-Bac for Fifty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weak
mon strong, blood pure. GUc, fl. All druggists.
A squad of cyclists ls now attached to every
corps of cavnlry lu the Herman army,
MES. PINKHAM'S ADVICE.
What Mrs.'Nell Hurst has to Say
PEAK Mrts. PIXKIIAM:-When I wrote
to you I had not been well for five years;
had doctored all the time but got no
better. I had womb trouble very bad.
My womb pressed backward, causing
piles. I was in such misery I could
scarcely walk across the floor. Men
struation was irregular and too pro
fuse, was also
had given up all
hopes of getting
thought I had
five bottles of
Lydia E. Pink
I felt very much better
and was able to do nearly all my own
work. I continued the use of your medi
cine, and fee' that I owe my recovery to
you. I cannot thank you enough f orj-our
advice and your wonderful medicine.
Any one doubting my statement may
write to me and I will gladly answer
all inquiries.-Mrs. NELL HTJBST, Deep
Letters like the foregoing, con
stantly being received, contribute not
a little to the satisfaction felt by Mrs.
Pinkham that her medicine and counsel
are assisting women to bear their heavy
Mrs. Pinkham's address is Lyn n, Mass.
All suficring women are invited to
write to her for advice, which will bo
given without charge. It is an ex
perienced woman's advice to women.
Beware of j-fcOM T TVi t O
<? ^| r?r Hw II ivmntv Mntiininr
I ever give a remedy containing
)pium to your children,
?efuse to accept strong, poisonous
I edicines that are not
Uone nauseating but dangerous.
loRMAN'S Neutraliiln* Cordial
laves children from premature death,
tarries health and a new lease
If life to numbers of sufferers.
Josy cheeks, good appetite, restored
l'gestion, are results of its use.
? K t is the sovereign remedy for
A All affections of the stomach and
0 Lower bowels. Absolutely cures
9 as and 50c. at druggists and dealers.
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Demanded Moro "Set-Ups."
"Say, 'squire, hain't you got your
head clear on that mewl case betwixt
Bud Hope an' Sol Phillips yit?"
"Yep, done figgored out the law
pints a week ago."
"Wal, why in the thunder don't you
announce your decision? The thing
hez been a hanging fire three months."
"Az I war sayin,'I've got the law
pints all figgered out plum plain, but
the lawyers hain't sot up quite enough
seegars an' drinks yit, an' I'll jest have
to keep stan din' um off till they come
These two words emphasizo a neces
sity and indicate a remedy.
SPKINQ-the soason when the blood is
most impure as a result of the win
tor's closer confinement, higher liv
ing, slower action of tbe kidneys
and liver; when humors of all kinds,
boils, pimples and eruptions aro
most liable to appear; when tho
weak, languid condition of the whole
bodily structure demands and wel
KEDICINE-that to which the millions
turn at this season-Hood's Sarsapa
rilla.- The original and only prep
aration especially adapted to the
present needs of the human family;
that which makes the blood pure aud
clean, as shown by its thousands of
wonderful cures of dreadful blood
diseases; creates au appetite and
cures dyspepsia, as shown by its
"magic touch" in all stomach trou
bles; steadies and strengthens the
nerves, as proved by people for- ?
morly nervous, now calm and self
possessed* thanks to
Amorica's Greatest Medicine,
Trees and Vines become
hardier, and their products bet
ter colored and better flavored
when liberally treated with
fertilizers containing at least
SH DEC An illustrated book which tells
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.should be used, is sent free to
ill applicants. Send your address.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
Ol Nassau Sc.. New York.
*?f '?7 ^
mBk regularly as directed a few weeks h
'Y* it? use until the organs aro restore
.?JV hours of labor will bc shortened, tl
complete. If there is any costivene
mdd doses of St. Jtseph's Liver H
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Chisel ?it Circular
AIL.kinds and makes
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Make Burnt Saws prac
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vhcre for ?anu?
IIS itylcj of Vcliii
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MENTION"THIS PAPER ?'-?S"^
An Antiqualcd Violin.
Mr. Taylor Buttrell, of Jackson, Ga.,
has a violin that is 183 years old. It
has been in hit.poDsession some twenty
years, and is considered by first-class
musicians to be a valuable aud high
toned instrument. It was manufac
tured in 1715, aud is perhaps one
among the oldest of its kind in the
south. Mr. Butrell prizes his violin
very highly, and as he is one of those
"back-date" musicians himself, he
sometimes takes the bow in hand,
reels off some choice selections of old
Only those who have been relieved
of great suffering can fully appreciato
tho gratitude with which the testi
monials overflow written in favor of
Hood's Sarsaparilla. Just read this:
"C. L Ilood & Co., Lowell, Mass.:
"Gcntlomen:-"Hy first cxperionco with
Hood's Sarsaparilla was when I used it as
a tonic and spring medicino. It did mc so
much good my faith in its merits becamo
because it cures when all others f..
Boilers, Saw Mills, Cotton Gins, Cotton
Presses, Grain Separators.
Chisel Tooth and Solid Saws, Saw 1 ;eth,
Inspirators, Injectors, Engine Repairs and a ?
full iine of Brass Good3.
g3TSend for Catalogue and Prices.
Nos. Cl & 53 S. Forsyth St., ATLANTA, GA
and Liquor Hnl>It cured In
io to 20 days. No pay till
cured. Dr. j. L. Stephens,
Dept. A, Lebanon, Ohio.
^ ^9 ^k* ^ ^*
?HIS event in the life of a wo-y
" man is looked forward to with
? a feeling akin to horror-not '
because the little one is not
icome, but becauso tho mother \
?ads the direful consequences
herself. Those long hours of \
onizing labor 6tand out before
r like a hideous nightmare. An ?
proper delivery, followed by
ild-bod fever, may ond the scene
a few short days, leaving the '
tie one motherless. But there
another Bide to tho picture. If J
imen who are expecting to be
rne mothers will commence the
e of the great female tonic, '
efore confinement, and continue ,
?d to their r.orm:;l condition, the '
lie pain lessened, and recovery
?ss, move ihe bowels gently with t
TLE ? CO., Proprs., CHATTAXUOGA, TEXX. /
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JL in Stock
: W,,CClS ftUd ?thCr
vS&biSaP pj(S an4] shanks for
nil makes of Inserted
No.CMPanTT. Price, with curtilnf. 'sap'. mn
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CREAT CLEARING SALE ot >S7 and 'Si
. models, best r.iakca, 99.75 to ?18. Sent on
? approved without a MIMHUK Freou?o
I vt wotcl to o??- ?gent* v. ilto for our tcir
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Beauty XM Stood Deep.
Clean Wood means a donn ?kin. Nb
beauty without it. Caacnrets", CandyCathar*
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring up the lazy liver and driving all im
purities from the body, begin to day to
banish pimples, boils, blotches blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Cascareis,-beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c.
Even if a man Isn't well op in tho social scala
he disltKCs io bo cut by his barber.
I cnn recommend Plso's Cure for Cons'imp.
tlou to Builders lmm .Antlimn.- E. 1). Tow*/
SEND, Ft. Howard. Wis., May 4, IS'M.
Mr?. Winslow's Soothing Syrap for children,
tcethinir. softens thc gnni?, reducen Inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. u bottle.
very strong. About two years later I had
a running sore on my foot. It dovelopod
Into erysipelas and affected tho entire Halb,
At that time I was
Very Much Run Down
a3 I had been troubled with dyspepsia.
The drain on my system wzs so severo and
my stomach was so weak I became a ready
victim of malaria. I feared I could never
regain my health. My stomach rebelled at
tho simplest food, and tho medicines pre
.icrlbod for ino gave but little rellof. I sont
for a bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilla, nDd I
had taken this medicine but throo days
when* I began to Improve. Continuing
with lt, I am now better and stronger than :
I evor oxpocted to bo. It has purified my
blood and given good circulation. I have'
had no return of my old troubles since."
Mas. W. KANE, Media, Pa. Hood's Sarsa?'
The Medicine For You
Because of what it has done for others;
because you ought this spring to taice
that which will do jou the most good.
iii. Be sura to get Hood'a.
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SOUTH CAROLINA LADIES
Inman, S. C., says: Ihavo*
used Dr. 31. A. Simmons
Liver III od ici no for
years, with tho bent of re
sults for Sleeplessness,
tion and Swollen Foot.
It cured Miss S. Hammett
of a complication of dis
eases; cbc coys lt saved ber
life. I think lt far excels
"ZeiHn's" and tho "Black
Falling of the Womb.
Tho cases of merino displacement are
very numerous and constitute a prolific
cause of intense and wide-spread sn tiering.
Its symptoms ai e bearing-down or dragging
sensations, pain or weakness in tho back,
sometimes a sense of goneness at thc pit or
the stomach. It may result from too fro
quent childbearing, wc.nriug garments that
compress thc waist and abdomen, over
lifting, standing on the feet too long, and
Wc would strongly urge tho nae of Dr.
Simmons Squaw Vino Wino which will
purify and vitalizo the blood, give tono and
strength to thc muscles of thc uterus, SO
that it will bc kept ia place. To facilitato
a quick and complete recovery, we recom
mend as an injection onr Mexican Female
Remedy, which will produce thc h&DpiCB?
Walhalla, S. C., wrltest X
have used Dr. M. A. Sim.
mons Liver Medicine
more than 20 years, for Tor
pid Liver and Dizziness.
I take a doso every two
weeks and feel all right. I
know it ia far Superior to
"Zcilln's Bcgulator," in my
Tho health and well-being of mankind
depend upon the physical health and per
fection of womanhood. Among the diseases
which most impair thc female constitution
arc lencorrhoa, irregular and painful men
struation, falling of thc womb, chlorosis,
scanty or too profuse menstruation. These
diseases can be cured. Dr. Simmons
Squaw Vino Wino is a delichtfnl remedy
. to take, entirely harmless, free from nar
cotics, purely vegetable and produces no
unpleasant after-results. It is unequalled
as a uterine tonic and curativo agent for all
female diseases, as it is impossible for weak
ness of the uterus and generative organs to
exist When it is faithfully and persistently
used. Constipation is another bane of
woman's life which can be cured by nring
Dr. DI. A. Simmons Liver Medicino,
wa A MONTH IS ALL f.^r cons-ultntlon, ex
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lnsuto pood health and happiness. Write for free ,
svmptom book. COPELAND MEDICAL
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