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The power of modem guns of heavy
caliber is such that every projectile
which does not hit a thickly mounted
part, or strike at a very acute angle,
must cause frightful destruction in the
Interior of a vessel. But as the heavy
armor covers hardly more than a third
of all parts visible above water line,
lt is more likely that an unarmored
part is hit than that armor will be
* struck. One lucky shot can disable a
ship, a few lucky shots may decide a
baattle. It is this consideration which
causes the Germans to be so specially
careful in the training of their marine
artillery. But it is not very likely that
the percentage of hits wil Increase in
future. The increased speed, of the
vessel prevents that Ship.-' armed with
the heaviest ordnance can begin to fire
at a distance of 6,000 to 7,000 meters
(3% to 4% miles) ; with guns of a
somewhat lighter caliber, at 5000, to
: 6,000 meters. The heavy guns, indeed,
carry much farther; but it would oe
useless waste of ammunition to fire at
a ship more than three or four miles
away, and a modern ship cannot afford
to waste its ammunition any moro
than its coal. With modern facilities
for loading, a battle ship could fire a
way its entire stock of ammunition in
less than an hour, and who can say
that it will be quickly replenished?
Trained for War.
Dogs are trained in the French army
to carry ammunition to the soldiers
during a battle. Large Pyrennean
sheep dogs are used for the purpose,
and they are able to carry 500 rifle
cartridges. They are terribly afraid,
however, of the firing, and if wounded
take good care not to run any risk
Sailors and their Grievances.
The grievances of sailors examined by the
authorities in ports of entry, whore tho sea
men belong, often turn out to be imaginary
or greatly exaggerated. Bot there are plenty
of cruel and conscienceless skippers who
abuse their crews. Violence is always ob
jectionable, and pointedly so M-hen it is
exerted upon an unfortunate liver, stomach
or bowels by dosing with drastic purgatives
which weaken the Intestines. Uso Hostet
ter's Stomach Bitters.
Dublin amateur doctors are in distress, as
the proprietors of the th reo city theaters
threaten to enforce the monopoly of all the
atrical norformanc-M granted to them hy an
act ot King George ID, passed in 1780,
To Cure a Cold In One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists r?fund money If lt fails to cure. 25c.
Bruksch ney has discovered the earli st
records of illustrated comic literature in a
panyrus of the twenty-second dynasty re
cently found at Ton nari.
Beauty Ia Blood Deep.
Clean blood means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Casca rets, Candy Cathar
tic dean your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring np 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 laking
Casca re ts,-beauty for ten cents. All drug
gist*, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50e.
The United States leads tho world as a su
B. B.B. Cures Mercurial Rheumatism,
Serofnta, Syphilitic Rheumatism in its worst
fora. Try it. f 1X0 per large Dottie, 8 for IU0,
st druggists, or seat ou receipt of price, ex
press pud, by Blood Balm Co., Atlanta, tia.
BT'Booka of wonderful eui es sent free.
Over 130.000 pounds of ivory were disposed
of at auction sale in Antwerp recently.
Had Five Running Sores-Could
Not Walk Without Crutches.
"I suffered from hip disease and had five
running sores on one of my bips. I could
not walk without crutches. I was con
fined to my bed for weeks at a time. I
began taking Hood's Sarsaparilla and- it
- has accomplished a perfect cure. L am
?ow wei! and have no trouble"fronf Impure
blood." Annie Bobert, id Fourth Street,
Fall Biver, Mass. Remember
Is America's Greatest Medicine. $1; six for $5 (
Hood's Pills cure biliousness, indigestion.
A Novel Berber's Comb.
For many years the best barbers in
New York bought the combs used in
cutting hair from several Germans who
lived in the lower east side and devoted
. JLhcJr time to the manufacturo of these
articles. The Germans made the combs
from bone, and to the unprofessional
observer the combs showed no marked
difference from those bought anywhere.
In reality they possessed a merit which
made them highly valued by the bar
bers. They were so shaped that as
they, were run through the hair it'was
held up in a way that exhibited the
slightest irregularity in length. It
was this particular quality that made
them valuable. Witt In the last few
yearB several of the comb makers have
died, and to-day only one is left to
carry on the manufacture. As a con
sequence the combs have greatly In
creased in price, and the old man who
still supplies them finds his work more
profitable than it ever was before. No
body else has learned the secret of
making them, and so the art seems
likely to die with the man who makes
them now.-New York Sun.
THE DUTY OF MOTHERS.
Daughters Should be Carefully
Guided in Early Womanhood.
What suffering frequently results
from a mother's ignorance; or more
frequently from a mother s neglect to
properly instruct her daughter I
Tradition says "woman must suffer,"
and young women are so taught.
There is a little truth and a great deal
of exaggeration in this. If a young
woman suffers severely she needs
treatment and her mother should see
that she gets it.
Many mothers hesitate to take their
daughters to a physician for examina
tion; but no mother need hesitate to
write freely about her daughter or
herself to Mrs. Pink h am and secure
the most efficient advice without
charge. Mrs. Pinkham's address is
The following letter from Miss MARIE
P. JOHNSON, Centralia, Pa., shows what
neglect will do, and tells how Mrs.
Pinkham helped her :
"My health became so poor that I
had to leave school. I was tired all the
time? and had dreadful pains in my
side and back. I was also troubled
, with irregularity of menses. I was
very weak, and lost so much flesh that
my friends became alarmed My
mother, who ls a firm believer in your
remedies from experience, thought per
haps they might benefit me, and wrote
yon for advice. I followed the advice
yov gave, and used Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound and Liver Pills as
yon directed, and am now as well as I
ever was. I have gained flesh and have
a good color. I am completely cured of
If afflicted with
sot? eyes, use
Thompson's Eye Water
MENTION THIS PAPERS5TTKS83S
CUBES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS.
nest Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use
la time. Sold by dru?itlsts. c-i
First of Her Sex.
I Princess Theresa, daughter of the
! Prince Regent of Bavaria, is a mem
ber of the Royal Bavarian Scientific
Academy, and is the first vornan to
receive the doctor's degree in science
j from the University of Munich.
Both for Golf omi Wheeling:.
The new reversible skirts made in
the popular circular fashion and of
I two-tone goods are so fiuished that
i they may be worn either side out.
j Ono side is for golfing, and is in tiny
: checks, and the other side is plain
for cycling.-The Bicycling World.
Broad Side of an Apple Pie.
Major Ennis said to a young woman
in Chicago, who applied for a place as
nurse the other day:"If I ke a nurse
she will have to have a faco like the
broad side of an apple pie, for you see
the general would not stand it if all
mv men were playing sick in the hos
The Bar Pin Revived.
Bar pins are in again. About 15
years ago, says an exchange, uoarly
every woman owned a bar pin.of one
kind or another, and she who did not
wanted one. This pin was very cou
veuient, and held the gown together
at the neck more firmly than thc more
graceful aud smaller brooch of fancy
design that succeeded it. The resur
rected bar pin is somewhat sporty in
desigu, the most fetching being a
miniature coaching horn, riding crop
or whip, a bunch of golf sticks or
something suggesting outdoor sport
Thi Correct Sleeve for Summer.
Though sleeves are Binall they are
?ot perfectly tight, but retaiu a wide
appearance at the top without any ex
cessive fullness. The extra puff has
disappeared in favor of the moderate
fullness cut in one with tho two-piece
sleeve,which is gathered ns nsual into
tho arm-size. Before it is gathered,
however, there are three to seven
quarter-inch or smaller tucks run
crossAvise just below the shoulder; or
rows of lace insertion, braid, velvet
ribbon, frills ot narrow edging? or
whatever the gown is trimmed with;
the tucks are used on all fabrics.
Ladies' Home Journal.
Jio Head Covering: for Girl's In Japan.
Miss Ida Tigner Hodnett writes of
"Tho Little Japanese at Home" in
St. Nicholas. Miss Hodnett says:
There is no special head covering
in the nativo costume for girls. In
deed, the mode of dressing the hair
would not admit of hats and bonnets
snell ns ours. There is rivalry among
Jajmueso girls as to whose hair shall
be most becomingly and artistically
arranged, whose girdle be most grace
fully tied, and whose robe show the
most harmonious effects; and they are
quite equal to their Western sisters in
the taste for personal adornment. The
Japanese parasol is used as a shelter
from the sun, and the European um
brella is gaining favor. For going
out in the rain there ave rain coats and
rain hats, made of oiled paper.
The Picturesque Gainsborough.
The very pretty and graceful Gains
borough hat is one of the most popu
lar shapes for the summer, and is
tiimmed with a drooping effect, veil
ing the flowers with chiffon, net or
lace. Most of ?he hats are to be worn
quite far over the face, while the
small toque, turban and bonnet shapes
are set back to show tho pompadour
arrangement of the hair, which is
dressed fluffy, with an occasional lock
straying over the forehead. One of
the best shapes in straw for general
wear has a brim that rolls on either
sido and extends out over the face,
while tho back is quite short and fits
the hair snugly. Entire hats aro made
of a laco material woven of straw,
some of them having rather fanciful
bows aud rosettes of the same odd
fabric. The smooth as well as tho
fancy woven plateau of mohair is
caught up in odd shapes with buckles
or fancy pins, and is trimmed w ith
wings,quills and severe looking bows,
making altogether a suitable street or
Heavy Mourning Again .'Popular."
With the coming of tho spring have
arrived several new ideas and novel
fiats of fashion in the matter of
mourning. It was said a few months
ago that there were signs of mourn
ing losing its popularity, and that
crape would soon be relegated to the
background, to the limbo of fabrics
and materials that have seen their
day. But the new styles and tbti new
demands of themilliners and modistes
point to precisely the reverse.
Not for a score of years ha?? there
been so much crape wor? ?isthe"sets"
now display. Science -maj inveigh
against its use and the swathing of
head and body in heavy folds of
black, but fashion is heedless of its
protests. On tho occasion of tho death
of a near relative,especially a member
of the family,extremely heavy mourn
ing is to be worn. The- mourning
period does not now last so long, and
one comes out suddenly-after, say a
year-in bright colors, "second mourn
ing being quite "out," but while
mourning lasts it is more than usually
The newest thing in mourning is a
shirtwaist made entirely of black
crape, the sleeves being unlined. Such
a garment was never known before.and
has excited much interest. Skirts
and waists are now trimmed with very
broad bands of craue.-New York
Forming Stamlin.sr Committees.
A mooted point at the auuual meet
ings of clubs, which are now in order,
is that of the apportionment of tho
members to the various standing com
In very large clubs this matter is
usually elective, and the membership
is sufficiently numerous to insure by
this means a good working force on
every committee. In clubs of from
50 to 75 and 100 members the elective
Bvstom sometimos producss vpvy much
disproportion ed working se'? One
committee will be strong beyond its
needs, and another perhajjs weak to
the point of inefficiency.
In some clubs the allotment by a
committee appointed for the purpose
is the method pursued. This is also
open to objection. It either croat? a
tpo arbitrary standard ci selection, or
it admits pf influence or change, to tho
defeat of its purpose.
A plan to which perhaps the fewest
objections can be rniaed is to choose
the committee membership by lot. Thc
committees are numbered in regular
order, and this set of numbers is re
peated on slips of paper until the
membership list is covered. Mem
bers draw at the aunual meeting, and
find themselves alloted to committee
No. 1 or No. 7, as the case may be.
To secure a prompt division, the sec
retary may be appointed to draw for
absentees. In this way, at the annual
. meeting of April or May, the club is
put into working order for the next
It is of the utmost importanoe that
committees should be elected in the
spring, in order that each chairman
may have one meeting for the discus
sion of the following year's work of
the committee before the members
begin to disperse for tho summer.
This method which most quickly and
inpartially secures this is the one that
will bo found most bonefieial to the
Your Sunshade Must Match Your Frock.
The swell shops have been filled
since tho first display of s-; . ing goods
with a gorgeous array of umbrellas
and parasols, and the casual passerby
has perhaps spared a moment from
some more serious thought to wonder
just who were going to carry those
rainbows of coloring, and whether the
ultra-fashionablo woman would buy
such variegated sunshades and port
To the womau who follows the va
garies of fashion the solution of tho
problem was an easy and natural one.
The mode today is to have the parasol
match the costume; hence the enor
mous variety to choose from. It is no
longer permissible for tho perfectly
gowned woman to carry the same sun
shade with half a dozen gowns.
The swell girl, in making these
most important purchases for her
spring wardrobe, has infinitely moro
trouble this year than ever be
fore in the selection of her sunshades
Where she would ordinarily purchase
a dark navy blue for every day use, a
dainty white for carriage wear, a light
one lined with green or rose for her
summer promenades in the country, 01
perhaps a fluffy black lace one for
Fifth avenue after church on Sunday
mornings, she must now take pieces
of her different gowns with her and
match them as nearly as possible in
the ready made stock or have her para
sol made to order.
Tue pretty foulards, which are BO
much in vogue this spring, call for a
parasol of the same material and pat
tern, trimmed with flounces, or what
are called "volants en forme," of the
foulard or mousseline de soie of the
color of the body of the gown. -
The exquisite grenadines and lace
dresses, ruade up over colored .silk lin
ings, must necoeBarily have a sunshade
oL tho' plain silk covered with the
grenadine or lace, and elaborately
trimmed with volants of lace, grena
dine or mousseline.
As white gowns of all materials
promise to be the very swellest thing
thiug this summer, of course there
will be white parasols of every de
scription to choose from. Certainly
the flimsy elopes, grenadines and
mousselines are no protection to the
eyes; but then, who thinks of protec
tion when it is a question of beauty?
And what is prettier, daintier or more
fetching than an eutire white costume
and a dainty, flimsy affair of a parasol
shading the fair faco?
So to be de rigueur, fair maidens,
choose your summer sunshades with
due care for the colors and materials
of your gowns.-New York Herald.
Noted in tho Dry?oods Houses,
Gray and lilac will be combined in
the woolen and velvet materials to be
shown during the season.
The "scare" about the increased
price of ingrain carpet has died out,
for the old rate, it seems, prevails
A pretty way to trim a blue and
white checked gown is with two
widths of Vandyke Hercules braid
A gown of green cheviot with pas
sementerie arranged so as to for'n
clover leaves is among the attractive
Checked cloths in basket weave of
wool and cotton will bo used by mo
distes for making dresses that combine
cheapness and beauty.
Crcp?ns in dots and stripes, some
in raised swivelled dots and some
plain, will be used in tho making of
cool summer costumes.
Silk and wool jacquard poplin is one
of the novelties for light outdoor
drecses. Another is wool poplin,with
sati. dots and sprays at intervals.
Glittering effects will be worn in
woolen goods, mohairs and white on a
heliotrope ground,striped and checked
effects being among those shown in
The Russian blouses that will be
worn again will be made of the woolen
material and the velvet will be used
largely for collars, rosettes andjother
Faquin serge will figure this year
among the dressgoods novelties. It
is woven in long diagonal furrows. In
the brown there is a heavy thread of
turquoise blue that runs between the
Rain coats will be made of light
material mostly, and will have long
capes and no sleeves, the back being
made Watteau style, and either stitched
to the waist or entirely loose. This
will give a skirt shaped effect, to the
lower part of the coat. The garments
will be fastened together with tabs,
which will hold it together over the
Pecans for Paris.
A wholesale grocery company at
Tyler, Texas, has this season made a
uumber of shipments of pecans to
Paris, Hamburg and other continental
centres. These paved the way for an
order from Liverpool for a carload of
tho nuts. This is said to be tho first
carload of goods, outside of cotton,
grain and cattle, ever sent from Texas
to England. The ability to profitably
export pecans was made possible this
season by tho low prices prevailing in
the home markets,-Philadelphia Reo
EAENED EIS SOBRIQUET,
"FIGHTING BOB" EVANS STOOD BY
HIS MOTHER'S TEXT.
The Commander of the Iowa Showed
Hi. Belligerency tho First Day He En
teru? the Naval Academy and Then nnd
There They Gave Him His Nickname.
Many reasons have been given for
tho "Fighting Bob" sobriquet of Rob
ley D. Evans, commander of the bat
tleship Iowa. It is generally sup
posed that this title dates back to the
clays of the civil war. Persons, how
ever, who knew "FightingBob"in his
boyhood days, say he gained his title
when, as a cadet at Annapolis, he de
fied the entire staff of Academy offi- y
c?ala, ns well as the war department,
on the subject of a Bible text.
In the old days at Annapolis a rule
was promulgated that no cadet should
hang pictures or ornaments on the
walls of his room.
The rule worked beautifully until
one day there arrived at the Academy
a youth from Virginia with a square
jaw and the name of Robley D. Evans.
After passing through the usual for
malities a room was. assigned to him,
aud ono of tue porters carried his
trunk upstairs. About the first two
things which. Robley D. Evans ex
tracted from that trunk were a brass
.headed nail and a large neatly franied
Bible text. Taking the nail, and a
convenient shoe, Cadet Evans stood
on his bed and proceeded to carefully
drive the brass-headed nail into the
sacred Avails of the Annapolis Naval
Academy. He then hung the framed
text on the nail and stood back, with
his head on one side, to see if the text
was hung up straight.
At this moment one of the officers,
who had hoard the pounding on the
wall, entered the room, and,on seeing
the text suffered a shock that almost
rendered him speechless. Finally he
managed to gasp an indignant order
to tue new cadet to "Take that thing
"What thing?" demanded Evans,
with his hands in his pockets, and his
"That-that picture thing," splut
tered the officer.
"'Tisn't n picture," said Evans,
"Take it down!" roared the officer.
"Go to thunder!" retorted Evans.
The young official looked at the
s. ^ukily built figure of the champion
of the text aud decided that dignity
might be compromised if he tried to
personally enforce his command. So
he reported the matter to tho officer
of the day. The officer of the day
called Evans before him, explained
that orders at Annapolis must be
obeyed, and directed the new cadet
to return to his room and at once
take down the text. Evans politely,
but firmly, said that his mother had
given him the text and asked him to
hang it up. He said that he had hung
the text up, and he intended to have it
remain there as long as he was a pupil
at the Academy.
The officer of the day referred it
to the commandant. The com
mandant referred it to the navy
department, and an Assistant to
the assistant secretary of the navy
wrote to Evans, commanding him to
at once obey tho rules of the institut
tion and remove the text. In due
course of time back came a letter from
the commandant, saying that the text
still hung high, and that Cadet Evans
"stood pat." Other officials issued
orders with no better success, a.ndv
finally the secretary of the navy him
self ordered" that the text be removed.
While all these things were going on,
Evans had written to his father and
acquainted him with the circumstances
surrounding the hauging-up of the
text. Evans's father, a staunch church
man, told his son to stand by his guns
-or, rather, his text-and added the
advice that, if his sou was compelled
to take down the text, he should im
mediately pack his trunk and come
home. In the midst of his indigna
tions Mr. Evans, Sr., told the church
people about it.
That settled ii The leaders of the
church communicated with congress
men. The congressmen asked ques
tions in the House of Representatives,
and indignant letters by the bushel
drifted down upon the secretary of the
navy. Finally the whole chnrch took
up the matter of Bob Evans's text,
and Virginia rang with the argument.
Then it was that the secretary of the
navy, who was an astute man, decided
.that the best thing for them to do
would be to give an official wink.
Accordingly he winked, and that
wink passed clear down the lin? of
officialdom, until it reached Evans
himself, who cheerfully looked at his
text and also winked. Robley D.
Evans has been graduated these many
years, but it is said that as long as he
remained at Annapolis the text hung
over the head of his bed, and that, be
cause of his bulldog determination to
stund by his principles, his fellow ca
dets gave him the nickname of "Fight-.
Several well-known cyclists have
lately, it is said, been rejected as un
fit for- military service by reason of
hypertrophy and other diseases of the
heart. Medical men will be rather
surprised that the numbers are so
small. There must be few of us who
have not seen the ill-effects of over
exertion on a bicycle. The common
est is palpitation and temporary dila
tation ; but even this is sometimes
very difficult to cure. In a case which
occurred recently a lady, ordered for
a fortnight's change of air after influ
enza, chose to spend it in bicycling
about fifty miles a day. As a result,
she has had, ever since that time
now nine months ago -a pulse which
on the least exertion rises to 120,
though she has not ridden again. That
temporary dilatation occurs is enough
to show the great strain put upon the
heart, and it is an added danger that
the sense of fatigue in the limbs is so
slight. The rider is thus robbed of
the warning to which he is accustomed
to attend, und repeats or continues
the strain upon the heart. As in other
similar cases, the effect is to render
that dilatation permanent, which was
at first but temporary, and to cause an
increase in .the muscle of the heart by
repeated e xor tion. The heart pro
duced is of large dimensions and of
thick walls-a condition which may,
perhaps, give little uneasiness to its
owner, but which a medical man will
view with considerable distru.it and
apprehension. Weakly and elderly
people cannot be too often told that no
exercise is more easily abused, though
if taken iu sensible measure few are
more healthfni or enjoyable.-British !
The Military Spirit.
"1 have just come from the oil re
gions," remarked the Casual Caller
to the Snake Editor, "and I find that
the war feeling has got into the pe
troleum urodnciug business."
"Dulling is going on actively,"
WHfTE HOUSE WAR CHAMBER.
The President's Facilities for Obtaining
News From the Front.
1 -^gr chamber bas been established
at the White Honse. A force of work
men, deluding electricians, have been
employed transforming the room for
merly occupied by Private Secretary
Porter-into a presidential war cham
ber. The room faces south and it is
contiguous to the president's business
office and the cabinet-room. War maps
of Cuba, the West Indies, and the en
tire eastern and western hemispheres
have been arranged upon the walls for
the convenience of the president.
Three sets of telegraphic instruments
have been placed in the room for tLo
transmission of information to the
president direct from all points of the
While the war is going on c. new set
of .rulesf will be in force at the execu
tive mansion. The "war chamber"
will blocked from thc inside, so that
the doorway through which visiting
statesmen have hitherto passed en
route ?0 the president's room is block
aded until further orders. Arthur
Simmons, the sable messenger who
guards Private Secretary Porter's door,
is to bemoved down to the president's
door, ioh.which a pass key und lock
has been placed. Captain Loemer
will continue as outside guardian to
the cabinet room ns of old. A spring
lock will also be placed upon the cab
inet door, so that senators, represen
tatives, and other privileged callers,
who have previously had free access
to these- rooms, will have to be an
nounced or wait until the latch is
lifted'before they are allowed to reach
The reason given for this new rule
of practice and the precautions, which
savor*-of exclusiveness, is that the
president' desires every reasonable
facility for obtaining information from
the'front. The cabinet room, his pri
vate office; and the "war chamber" are
a consecutive suit. It is not always
convenient-for the president to cross
"the corridor to visit the executive tele
graph'office. As a matter of conven
ience to the president and tho mem
bers of the cabinet, Private Secretary
Porter vacated his office and moved
over to the room ^formerly used as the.
telegraph office. Now the president
will have free and unobstructed access
to the rooms running along tho south
ern front of the mansion. The re
strictions temporarily placed on offi
.cial visitors will prevent the president
and his callers from embarrassment at
periods when it may be necessary for
the president to deny himself to even
his bett, friends. Hitherto it has been
the" practice for senators and repre
sentatives to walk right in to the pres
ident's room without knocking. . The
new arrangement may prove a little
irritating at first, but it is believed
that reasonable men will appreciate
the necessity for the change under ex
isting]; circumstances. - Washington
Correspondence Charleston News aud
In the Chilkoot Pass.
General Western Passenger Agent
R. C. Stevens of the Great Northern
railway has returned to the city after
a two weeks'trip to the c oast towns
of Alaska. Mr. Stevens says that he
had no unusual experience on his trip
otherthan his participation in the
acene pf rescue and recovery of bodies
from under the snow avalanche in the
Chilkoot Pass. There were many
women along the trail in every im
aginable kind of clothing except that
of -VSC?^D. There were between three
and four thousand packers on the
trail, aU endless procession from day
light till dark, winding its way among
the hills like a black snake np the in
clines and out of sight. At one stage
iu the route for packers a return to
the bottom was made, by leaving the
trail a few. feet. Then the packers
would fold their coats, sit down on
them, and toboggan down to the start
ing place, the return being made like
a flash of lightning. Occasionally
there will be a tired horse.in the line
that will stop a moment to regain his
wind. 5 When this happens the entire
procession, comes to n standstill, and
everybody following the tired horse
keeps the air warm with profanity.
The line of march is again taken up,
and the horses, dogs, oxen, cow3,meu
and womeu continue the interesting
panorama toward the summit and the
land of. gold. All along the way are
restaurants, which are liberally pat
ronized, most people pref erring to pay
the prices rather than break their own
package.-Seattle Post Intelligencer.
Revival of Creosote.
Little by little, for years, creosote
has been making steady progress in
the physician's regard as a favorite
remedy in certaiu pathological condi
tions. But, suddenly, and . almost
without intimation of its" newly ac
quired force, it han sprung into re
markable prominence. Everywhere
the men of standing' in the medical
profession are using it and for a
variety of diseases which no one would
have believed possible in its early
Admitting, as in the case of all
remedies that come to the front with a
rush, that the extent and variety of
its usefulness is overstated, there still
remains a sufficiently extended field
in which it can be successfully em
ployed, to- constitute it one of the
most effective agents known to medical
One of the most interesting facts
about creosote is that it has a wider
range of usefulness therapeutically
than is commonly believed. In spite
of the fact that it is iu large doses au
irritant in the stomach, in small doses
it is one of the best antifermentatives
known. It is invaluable in the treat
ment of constipation and its powerful
antiseptic qualities make it unsur
passed in the treatment of either in
ternal or external abscesses or ulcers.
-Publio Health Journal.
? Et Iq not to of the Fan ta Japan.
Miss Ida Tigner Hodnett writes ir?
St. Nioholas of "The Little Japanese
at Home." Misa Hodnett says:
The fans canried by little girls and
among all classes are the open, flat
fans called uchiwa (oo-chee-wah), while
those carried by boys and mer are the
folded ones called ogi (p-gee, g hard).
The ogi are used even by.policemen,
who scatter crowds by striking right
and left with tim folded fau, certainly
a more merciful weapon than the
club. In national costume the gentle
man carries the ogi in his girdle or in
some part of his dress at all seasons
except winter, while the lady carries
the uchiw?. It is considered to be a
breach of etiquette for a gentleman to
appear with an uchiwa or a lady with
The Dear Friends.
Maud-If that young Spoonamore
had been coming to see me as persist
ently as he's been coming to see you
I'd have made him declare himself
long before this time.
Irene--Yes, dear. I presume that's
the reason why he never went to seo
you,-Chicago Tribune. '** " I
A Fatality Avoided.
From (he Democrat, Goshen, Ind.
Wbea neuralgin ls accompanied by a dall,
beary pain near tho heart, frequently"be
comlng Intense, Jt generally terminates
fatally. Mrs. Nancy Flynn, who llvos near
Goshen, Indiana, survived such an attack
and her advice ls worth hooding.
"In the fall of '92," sho said, "I began
to have trouble with my heart. There was
a sharp pain In my breast which became
rapidly Vorse. The doctor was puzzled
and put mo under the influence of opiates.
These sharp attacks followed one another
at intervals and I became weak and had a
haggard look. I was constantly in pain,
seldom slept and had no appetite.
"At tho end of two years I was confined
to my couch most of the time and the doo*
tors agreed that my death was only a mat
ter of a short time.
I noticed in
the heart by
and 1 con
cluded t o
A Serious Time. try tbom>
"When I had finished one box I noticed
an improvement la my condition, and when
I lind taken twelve boxes I was completely
cured. 'Those pills have done for you
what wo could not do,' said one of my
physicians, 'they have saved your life.'
"That was two years ago and my heart
has not troubled me slnoe. I believe I owe
my life to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
People, and I take pleasure in telling oth
ers about them."
Among tho many forms of neuralgia are
headache, nervousness, paralysis, apoplexy
and locomotor ataxia. Home of these were
considered incurable until Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People were formu
lated. To-day thousands testify to having
been cured of such diseases by these pills.
Doctors frequently prescribe them and
all drhgglsts sell them.
NO SAILOR PRESIDENTS.
Bid Farewell to Political Ambitions at tbc
England has had a "sailor king"
within the recollection of many of our
older readers. When did the United
Slates ever have a sailor President?
When, at any time, was a sailor seri
ously talked of by the politicians and
newspapers for that ofiice?
It's really worth thinking about
this discrimination against our laurel
ed victors whose victories are won on
the water. Our wars have made many
Presidents. The Revolution gave the
country President Washington. The"
War of 1812 gave it rresident Jackson.
The Indian wars gave it the first Presi
dent Harrison. The Mexican campaign
gave it President Taylor. The Civil
War gave it President Grant. Hayes,
Garfield, Benpamln Harrison and Wil
liam McKinley were helped toward the
White House by their war records.
Every man of them did his fighting on
In the early years of the republic the
"stout bid commodores" contributed
much more glorious pages to its his
tory than the generals, and a good
many more of them. Yet, which one
of the commodores ever got within
seeing distance of the Whit? House?
Which one of them, for that matter, so
much as dreamed of casting an am
bitious glance in that direction? Far
ragut, the Admiral, was as illustrons a
figure as Grant, the General. He had
a far more striking and picturesque
personality. His fame ie no less im
mortal: The people wondered delight-1
edly ?t his wonderful exploits-the riv
er fight, the bay fight. They honored
him in their hearts as he deserved to
be honored. But they never even
thought of making him President, nor
did he ever dream that they would.
The man who goes Into the American
Navy for life bids an everlasting fare
well to political ambition at the water's
edge. Why it should be so the reader
can puzzle out for himself at his leis
ure. That it IB so cannot be disputed.
Who is the most popular of living
'u Americans just now-the man whom
we are all talking about and hugging
In our hearts? Does any of U3 ex
pect ever to hear George Dewey's name
mentioned for the Presidency in a na
tional "convention? If he had won a
victory of corresponding Import, and
brilliancy on land, that would have
been a. different matter. - Hartford
Way to Kill Mosquitoes.
Two and one-half hours are required
for a mosquito to develop from its first
stage, a speck resembling cholera
bacteria, to its active and venomous
maturity. The insect in all its phases
may be Instantly killed oy contact with
minute quantities of permanganate of
pottassium. It ls claimed that one part
of this substance in 1500 of solution
distributed in mosquito marshes will
render the development of larvae im
possible; that a handful of permangan
ate will oxidize a ten-acre swamp, kill
its embryo insects, and keep it free
from organic matter for thirty days at
a co?t of twenty-five cents; that with
care a whole State may be kept free
of insect pests at a small cost. An effi
cacious method is to scatter a few crys
tals widely apart. A single pinch of
permanganate has killed all the germs
In a thousand-gallon tank.-The Pub
lic Health Journal.
That Everlasting Irritating Itch.
That describes Totter, Eczema and other
skin diseases. 50 cents will cure them-stop
tho Itch ar once. 50 cents pays for a box of
Tetterine at drug stores or postpaid for 60
cents la 6tamps from J. T. Shuptrine, Savan
nah, Ga. _
The importation of madder root is chiefly
Educate Toar Bowell With CascareU.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10cr25c. If C. C. C. foil, druggists refund money.
Tho exports of glass from Furth. Bavaria,
to th3 United States aro growing largely.
Try Allen's Foot-Eaae,
A powder to shake in the shoes. If you
have smarting feet or tight shoes, try Al
len's Foot-Ease. It cools the feet and makes
walking easy, "ures swollen and sweating
feet, blisters ana callous spots. Believes
corns and bunions of pain and gives rest and
comfort. Try it to-day. Sold by all druggists
und shoe stores for 26c. Trial package FREE.
Address, Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
In a civil service examination In England
there wero 1,866 failures in a class of 1.072.
No-To-Bac for Fifty Cent?.
Guaranteed tobacco babit cure, makes weak
men strong, blood pura 50c, tl. All druggists
Bicycles are in general use in Canada. In
18IT,' the sales were very large.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic 25c. a bottle.
Lyon dc Co's ?Pick Leaf" Smoking Tobacco
ls the "best of the best." 2 ounces and cigar
ette book for 10 conta. Try it
After physicians had given mo up, I was
saved by Plso'e Cure.-RALPH ERIEO, Wil
liamsport. Pa., Nov. 83,1893.
S. K. Coburn, Mgr. Clarie Scott, writes: "I
find Hall's Catarrh Cure a valuable remedy."
Druggists soil lt. 76c.
Thc Southern Saw Works aro the leaders In
the South. * Seo their advertisement in this
issue. Their saws will suit you.
Antwerp is the principal market of Belgium
for paints and colors.
To Care Constipation Forever*
Take Cascare ts Candy Cathartic 10c or 230.
If C. O. C. fall to cure, druggists refund money.
Cape Colony's diamond proiuotlon daring
UH amounted to 133,881.000. .
TRAIN'S RACE WITH A CYCLONE
An Exciting Contest Io Which the Fora?
er Came Oat '.finner.
Thomas. Snlvely of Columbus, Ohio,
a passenger on the Union Pacific train
which ran a race for an hour with' a
tornado through Nebraska relates his
experiences in a highly interesting
"It was the grandest sight I ever
saw," said Mr. Snlvely. "I have had
cyclones pas3 over me and under me
and around me, but I never before beat
one in a race. It was about 3 o'clock,
twenty-five miles west of Wood River,
Neb., that the cky began to darken. It
became so dark I could not read. Look
ing over the prairie to the southwest,
I saw a black funnel, reaching from a
heavy cloud to the earth. It seemed to
be about five miles away, coming in
our direction. The thing looked to
be about six feet in diameter, but I pre
sume it was several hundred. I knew
at a glance what it was and what it
meant if it struck that train. Soon
everybody in the train knew what was
following us, and there was almost a
panic in our car.
"Between the cyclone and our train
there was hardly a blade of grass to
impede its progress, and it seemed to
be chasing right after us.
Fifteen minutes after the funnel ap
peared, it seemed to gain three or four
miles on us, and when we passed
through Wood River it did not appear
to be half a mile away. The train was
going at a great speed, but our prairie
flyer was going faster. The cyclone
was preceded by a gale that seemed to
be destroying everything In its path.
Flocks of birds could be seen flying
ahead of the funnel. Some of these
came so near the train in their flight
that they struck the -window through
which I was looking.
"We went through the little town of
Wood River like a shot. There was
not a person In sight in the town. Evi
dently everybody had taken to the
storm cellars. The funnel that had
been following us now seemed to be
losing ground, and we began to breathe
more freely, but our joy was short-llv
?d, for the thing soon began to creep
up on us again. The train seemed to
increase its speed every foot. When we
were some distance from Grand Island
the cyclone fell back and seemed to
change its course to the south. Finally
ls disappeared entirely.
The number of soldiers on duty In
the Federal army during the Civil War
is given as follows: July 1, 18G1, 183,
588; January 1, 1862, 527,204; Jandary
1, 1803, 098,802; January 1, 1864, 611,
250; January 1, 1865, 020,924; May 1,
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In Brazil a single pineapple has never at
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Fits permanently cured. No fits or nervous
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THIS event in the life of a wo- ^gjw
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