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The Famous Class of '61.
Th? class of 'GI, United States Naval
Academy* comes near monopolizing
the high places In the present wir.
Twenty-two of its present members
hr?e held responsible commands, and
two of them have died In the service
-Captain Grldley, who fought tho
flagship Olympia at Manila, and Com
mander Horace Elmer, who command
ed the Atlantic mosquito fleet. Oth
ers lu the service ure Acting Rear Ad
miral Sampson; Captain Sands, Colum
bia; Captain Glass, Charleston; Cap
tain Slgsbee, St. Paul; Captain Good
rich, St. Louis; Captain Sterling, Lan
caster; Captain Wildes, Boston; Cap
tain Taylpr, Indialla; Captain Whiting.
Monadnock; Captain Clark, Oregon;
Captain Clicster, Cincinnati; Com
mander Lamber ton, of Dewey's squad
ron; " Commander Wilde, Kahtndln;
Commander McCalla, Marblchead;
Commander Nichols, Bennington; Com
mander Schouler, bureau of naviga
tion; Commander White, naval acad
emy; Commander Davis, naval obser
vatory: Commander Perry, 1st light
house uistrict inspector.-Detroit Free
Improvements in Flying Machines.
Inventors nro plenty who can mako a ma
chine that will riso and Qoftt In air. hut tin
ono Improvement which uono has suecnodod
In making lu an apparatus that will Kulde the
machino through tho many treacherous cur
rents of air. In this respect humanity ls
fortunato lu having Uoatettor's Stomach Bit
tors, which nets as a safo guido by curing
treacherous stomach, liver and blood diseases.
Riving a good appetite, a strong constitution
and norves Uko stool. ,
On an average every woman carries forty
to sixty miles of hair r.pon her head.
Educate Your I>owols With Cascarets.
Candy Cathartic, cur? .-onsi-.lnatloa forovor.
10c,25c. If C. C. C. fall, druggists rotund moaoy.
Aberdeen terriers are driving out all other
fashionable pet dogs in London.
Oil cans are being mado of circular shapa
to be mounted on a central pivot and attached
to the wall of a building, a flange on thc ''an
taminga friction wheel on a vertical shaft
with a chimney cleaner at tho top.
To Curo H Cold In Ono Day.
Tako Laxative Bromo Quinino Tablets. All
DrugRlstsrefund monoy if it fails tocure. 2Sc.
We livo our first years over and over; our
last vears are commonly lost to rusmoryand
barely saved to hope.
Fits permanently cured. No fits or nervous
ness aftor tlrst day's uso of Dr. Kline's Great
Xervo Restorer. $2 trial bottlonndtreatlso free.
Da. R. U. RUNE, Ltd., 031 Area St., Phlla., Pa.
Chile is a Peruvian word, "dcuoiing land
No-To-Bnc for Fifty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco habit euro mak^s wv. v
mon strong, blood pure. Mc, SI. AU druggists.
Life is an impartial jury. Dyath an un
biased judge. i
Taints tho blood of millions, and sooner
or later may break out -in hip disease,
running sores orsomo more complicated
form. To cure scrofula or prevent it,
thoroughly purify your blood with
Hood's Sarsaparilla, which has a continu
ally growing record of wonderful cures.
Is America's Greatest Medicine. SI; six for Si.
Hood's Pills euro indigestion, biliousness.
A Prejudice Overcome.
Balmoral castle ls now lighted by
electricity. The queen has been forced
by her children and the wishes of her
household to give in to the illumina
tlon now in general use for some of
the pub'ic rooms, but she has put her
foot down that In her 'own apart
ments or into the library and dinging
room lt shall not be introduced. You
see, the prince consort was taken away
before incandescent lights were
dreamt of! What was in his tinte
must also remain with her; at least,
this has been the qur-en's objection
to many "improvements" in the ro}-al
residences, and what concessions were
granted were because their royal mis
tress could not combat her immediate
family's arguments. Balmoral is a
dull, old-fashioned, inconveniently
planned house, which electricity
would malte brighter, if not moro
cheery, and it is likely that another
season will see the lights extended
even to the sacred rooms occupied by
her majesty. When theatrical com
panies have been "commanded" to
Balmoral, the ball-rocm used for their
performances would bc so dark with
only candle illumination the actors
were quite dispirited, but now there
can be no more complaints on that
score, and a new zest will be given
to those functions held in the vast
room. Princess Henry of Battenberg
ls said to have made the designs for
the electric lamps at her mother's re
Refused His Pay as a Soldier.
One of the most remarkable Incidents
pt volunteer anny life was experienced
by one of the paymasters at Miami,
Fla., recently. A member of the Sec
ond Alabama regiment absolutely re
fused to accept his pay. amounting to
$35. He said that he had entered the
service purely through patriotism, and
did not want any compensatiou. This
?being the first case of the kind, the
paymaster had no precedent to guide
him. After some thought he drew a
red line through the name, indicating
that the sum had not been paid.
Should the soldier ever need his pay,
the Government stands ready to settle
the account. - .
MRS. PJLNKHAM'S ADVICE.
What Mrs. Nell Hurst has to Say
DEAB MRS. PIXKHAM:-When I wrote
to you I had not been well for five years;
had doctored all the time but got no
better. 1 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 feel that I owe my recovery to
you. I cannot thank you enough fory our
advice and your wonderful medicine.
Any one doubting my statement may
write to me and I will gladly answer
all inquiries.-Mrs. NELL HURST, Deep
Letters like tho 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'saddressisLynn, Mass.
AH suffering women are invited to
write to her for advice, which will be
given without charge. It is an ex
perienced woman's advice to women.
fi FARM ?ND GlRB??Lj
Topdressing Meadows. *
In topdressing meadows with fresh
yard manure, directly after mowing,
there is naturally some loss by evap
oration, but this is not nearly as great
ns is geuorally supposed, and this is
also more than counterbalanced by
the protection it provides against sun
and drouth. In winter and early
spring the loss from evaporation is
but infinitesimal. If the manure is
properly composted it may be applied
as a topdressing at any time without
danger o? los?.
Care of House Wells.
Thero should be au enclosed build
ing over every well from which water
is to be takeri for family use. Multi
tudes of insects and even 1 small ani
mals fall into the well if it is e xposed
to the air and has no curb around it.
So, too, there is always mucn dust
blown into it, and the rays of the sun
shining down make thc water too warm
to uso during hot weather. Every
time a bucket is lowered into tho
water it carries some of the warmth it
has absorbed from contact with tho
Season for I>eep PloWl j.
If thero is ever a time when deep
plowing is alvisable it is in summer,
especially ii some groen manure can
be turned under tho furrow. This
will heat rapidly in hot weather, and
the gases from its fermentation rising
through tho soil will mellow it mor?
than can be done by the most thor
ough cultivation when such land is
"deep plowed iu spring. In fact most
spring plowing ought to be very
shallow, as the air is not warm enough
to warm through a deep furrow, and
therefore, if vegetation is then deeply
plowed in it rots very slowly.
Trellis for Tomatoes.
While tho tomato can be and often
is grown with its vines lying on the
ground, the fruit ripeus more evenly
and perfectly, besides produciug a
larger crop, if the vines are supported
by a trellis of some kiud. It may bo
nothing more than a stick forked
like a "y" and with a long enough
stem to set firmly in the ground. But
if the soil is rich and the tomato vines
are heavy, a row of strong stakes with
a wire wound around each at the
height of eighteen inches will give
botter satisfaction. When tho vines
turn to grow downwards the part be
low will blossom and fruit more abund
antly than before.
Drainage 1>.Y Open D?elies.
Hundreds of farms iu Gcrmauy, ac
cording to Herr F. Koenig, have been
doubled in value by tho improvement
of boggy laud through "aioonlamm
cuttur," The system consists in
drainage by open ditches, which are
four to live yards wide and twenty to
twenty-five yards apart, and the cov
ering of the cultivated area by a layer
of sand four to tlx inches deep. The
saud is never, mixed with the moor
land even iu plowing. The drainage
enables the air to penetrate the raised
soil, while the acids are washed out,
and the covering of saud keeps the
})eat in a favorable state of decompo
sition and moisture, ensuring a good
supply of nitrogen, and also acts me
chanically to give plants a firm hold.
Crops of all kinds are readily grown,
?with no strict attention to rotation.
Trenton (N. J.) American.
Insecticide for Plants.
Cosmos, a French scientific review
says that a South American farmer has
recently made an accidental discovery
of great value tu gardeners and llor
It was to the effect that leaves of
the tomato plant will drivo insects
away from other plants. He coverod
?ornato leaves over some young shrubs
he wished to protect from t lie sun and
from small insects, and was delighted
to find that the latter cleared out as
soon as they got the odor of the to
He then extended the sam.e treat
ment to an eutirc row of young peach
trees, and his success was complete.
To render the process more simple ho
tried a decoction of thc fresh tomato
leaves as a spray on other trees and
shrubs aud found that he had a per
fectly effective weapon which cost
practically nothing. He also found
that a sijray of the same kind would
keep flies off his horses. .
The process of raising plants of
various kinds from seeds extends over
the greater portion of the year, and
no timo is more important than the
present in this respect.' There are
many plants of which seeds can bo
sown now with better prospects of
success than at any other.aud amongst
them may be noted calceolarias, prim
ulas, cyclamens and cinerarias, ail of
them being great favorites with ama
teur growers. Of course, where pos
sible, the boxes, pots or pans of seeds
must be placed in the greenhouse, but
a fair proportion will gorminato iu a
warm window if they are care
fully looked after. Use light soil, and
water it wellpriorto suwing the seeds,
which need not be covered with soil.
Place on the receptacle a piece of glass
and over that brown paper or damp
moss, and, until the seeds vegetate, no
further attention will be reqaired be
yond wiping the glass quite dry each
morning. As soon as the tiny plants
can be seen the ]japer must be re
moved, and the glass slightly tilted.
As they attain size, pricking off and
eventually potting will bo necessary,
and every effort should bo made to
keep the plants constantly growing.
skim Milk for Chickens.
With the purpose of studying tho
effect of skim milk diet on young
growing chickens an experiment was
conducted at the Indiana agricultural
experiment station in which two lots
of chickens were under observation.
There were ten chickens of two breeds
in each lot, ranging from four to six
weeks of age at tho beginning of the
experiment. Each lot received the
same food, care and treatment, ex
cepting one was fed all tho skim milk
wanted, while the other "was given
none. Tli3 grain fed consisted of two
parts crushed corn, one part bran aud
one part ground oats. They were
also fed cracked bone, cabbage and
lettuce. When thc experiment began
the total weight of one lot of chickens
waa only one-half an ounce more than
the othei. The experiment lasted
from July ll to September 5.
The results of tho feeding show
that the chickens fed milk and grain
ate somo considerable more grain than
did those receiving no milk. The re
sults also show that the chickens of
lot one, receiving no milk, made an
average weekly gain of 2.112 ounces,
while those fed milk made a gain fer
week of 4.-1G ounces, or over ono
iourth pound. Tho chickens fed milk
made a more rapid and uniform gain
' thau those fed grain only. The gen?
I eral results of the feeding in every
! way seemed to show tho superior in*
i fluence of the skim milk on the growth
of tho birds*-American, Agricultur
Injurious Weeds. *
From time to time this country is
startled by publications issuod from
high schools and colleges as to the
appearance of this or that Weed itt
some localities and warning cultiva*
tors against them.
Learned and long descriptions are
given of these particular weeds and
general alarm is excited by a Supprseti
now trouble. Very few pf those ttow
weeds are worthy, however, of a
thought, so far as 'particular cultiva*
tiou of thc soil is eott'eei-tted-. Th?
cultivator expects to hoe and cultivate
among his crop, and one weed is no
more to him than another. ' This is
especially true of annual weeds,which
do not flower until after the cultivator
has been through. The prickly lefc
tuce is an illustration of thin} its bo
tanical name is lactuca bttftriotfc Con
tinuous warning against ?td appear
ance is heard everywhere* but it does
not come into flower until July, and
long before that the cultivator has
destroyed ?K No cultivator used fear
atty Annual weed. Serious trouble
comes from those which have running
root stocks. In that case every little
piece of root will make a new plant*
in this list we might name the Cana
dian thistle, thc English bittdweed
(Convolvulus ai", "nsis), the so-Called
saohalino (Polygonum s?ch?liuense-,
Solanum Carolinaiim) and the couch
grass (Tritieum repens). And evett
these can bo destroyed by two tir
three successive hoeings or eultiyat
ings. It is au fcxc?pt??nrti cas? wh??
a pl: ives Without leaves anting
ono fcoason. The old question Of
dealing with destructive weeds is a
vci y simple one-we havo either to
hoe them out before they have a
chaucs of makiug seeds or prevent
them from haviug perfect leaves ??r
ing one season's growth; The intelti
gent cultivator knows this so well that
he is not alarmed by the appearance
of a nev.- weed, but rather enjoys it
as it adds somcwhatto his botauicil
knowledge. - Mcehan's Monthly.
Shade in pastures, either from trees
and sheds, is essential in midsummer
to keep the cows from becoming fev
erishly overheated to the detriment of
the quality of the milk, D?ring
my dairy experience I have eiicouttt*
erod a great deal of tainted milk di?
rectly attributable to tho overheating
of cows. Keep them a3 cool as pos
sible and remove all exciting factors,
such as driving them to aud from the
pasture with dogs, etc.
When it comes to the ore of milk,
hot weather has no terrors for a dairy*
man fully prepared and willing to itt*
telligently combat its deleterious et
fects. Tho hotter the weather the
more prolonged should be your appli*
cation of hot water ip sterilizing milk
utensils. ' Placing the tin milk pans,
pails and cans in ihe suu after wash
ing was formerly thojght to have no
moro iufiuenco than simply to dry
them. Now it is known that follow
ing rigorous scalding a thorough suu
Imth of all dairy utensils destroys any
lurking bacteria that might quickly
propagate and ruin milk quality. Ill
smells about a cow stable multiply
with amazing rapidity during the
heated term. With cows milked there
twice a day it means a dangerous
menaco to milk. If you cannot keep
the atmosphere of your stable as sweet
smclliug as that of your pasture, milk
the cows in tho pasturo every time.
Attend to the care of milk as ? soon
a3 it has been drawn from the cow.
To let it stand about in pails to wait
convenience is dangerous; to dump a
hundred pounds or more of it freshly
milked into a narrow can is perni
cious. Milk should always be aerated
and cooled sufficiently to keep it fresca
twelve hours bofore it is ever'?tored
in bulk. No bettor way eau be de
vised for tainting fresh milk quickly
and effectually than by plunging a
vessel of it into cold water. The re
sulting taint is commonly spoken of
as smothered milk. If you do not
possess ice you should wet down the
lloor and walls of your dairy room
several times a day with cold water.
This will materially aid in keeping the
atmosphere of the apartment cool and
sweet even during the hottest days.
Good, firm butter can be produced
in July as well as in lesB heated
mouths if you keep the thermometer
iu your dairy room as close to sixty
degrees as possible. In this apart
ment secure free ventilation with a
low temperature, especially at night.
If there is cold running water on your
premises utilize it for tho dairy's good
in hot weather. Pipe it to your milk
house. Churning should always be
done early in tho dny before tho
warmth of the sun has made its in
fluence felt. By following this plan
yon ought not to be troubled with
butter coining soft,, even if you possess
no ice.-George E. Kewell in Orange
False Mustache* Tabooed in Transvaal.
The other day at Pretoria a school
boy was lined $12.50 for contravening
the mask law. It appears that the
boy had attended a fancy-dress ball
in the guise of some historical hero,
who, according to tradition, wore a
mustache. After the dance he was a
mustache to the good, and being an
ordinary boy thought it very good fan
to go to the circus with it plastered on
his downy upper lip. It is diffioult to
lind a mau who has not at one time
or another been guilty of just that
identical species of foo,;shness. Un
fortunately for the p jtoriaTom Saw
yer, he .tic**" .v..*ed the eye of a
policeman, .. no had been stationed in
the circus for the purpose of looking
after the morals of the virtuous Pre
torians. The luckless jester waa
promptly haled before a shocked Land
drost, who punished him strictly ac
cording to law.-Johannesburg Star.
An Unlucky Jost.
There was a little group discussing
the glorious nows of Sampson's vic
tory iu an uptown saloon recently,
when a man walked in slowly and*
stood within earshot of the patriotio
expressions. Finally ho said in a
rather mournful tone of voice: "Well,
boys, you may talk as you please, but
I would give my right arm to see the
Spanish Hag floating over New Or
Them was a mad rush for tho new
comer, and for some Beconds the air
was full of swinging arms. As the
stranger ruefully regained his feet and
pulled his battered remains together
he attempted a smile that faded into a
ghastly grin as he whined out: "You
fellows are too quick. That's just my
littlojokc. I am blind."-Now Or
English military authorities say that
new boots will wear better if kopt
about six months bofore using. If
kept over a year they become less du
RIFLED STEEL HOETAES;
THE ARMY'S NEW ORDINANCE
TESTED BEFORE SANTIAGO.
They Are Little Compared With Navril
Gunn, nave Accuracy df Fire arid Arc
Destructive iii Effect-Flayed an Impor
tant Purl lu Forcing- T?ini iii Surrender;
There ia ile more important pi?o? df
Ordnance used in Our war dp?rations
than the littl? rifled mortars that
threw expldsives; Shells; And ileavy
ste?l projectiles With destructivo ?ffect
against tli? SpAnish j iatrcuchm?nts
h?ct rifl? pils betW??ri the American
linea ?nd SaritiAgo; . Th? fi?ld mdrtars
are belibved by lii? array m?ri id
?Washington to liav? played au impor
tant part in compelling the surrender
of tho Spanish troops ar.? to have
assisted in the cnntmc of strategic
points which otherwise might not have
been taken without sev?ro ldss to the
Th?so little mortar's h?y'? not been
generally adopl?d iii Armies, .?sp?pt
id this country; an? never 'had ?in'
actual trial agdinst th? ehemV uiitil
the r?c?nt fight between Shaffer's ineri
?nd thos? df General Toral. They
are light-, can bc readily transported
with an advancing body of men, are
quick of five, and aro almosfas accurate
as tho rilled field piece; Although the
shot fired by theni describes A tra:
jectory ti-at takes it soaring hundreds
of feet lip in the air; the accuracy of
fir? is sp great that Ari ?xplodiug shell
?Ari b?i dropped fwd miles away with
in ? space rio larger than a good-sized
Wheri compared With t?i? : bid
studdth-bor? muzzle. loaders of the
civil war p?ridd; which shot far.-.but
With nd certainty as to where the shell
would fail, the ??w mortars like thos?
at Santiago Ar? a's great an improve-^
blent as the modern Small arni i? ov?r
. tho old Springfield-, j
With the m?d?rri mortar provide?
with A rifled chamber and Bfeecl:.
Idadirig Apparatus th? ordn?nc? ex
perts Claim that, they cari plrimp ri shot
into ariy ordinary sized rifl? pit and
kriock the top off iny house At which
it is Aimed within th? radiris of its
action. Although the projectile goes
high in the air And then takes ? plnng- .
iug course,the rarig? cari be accurately
reached by reducing or iricreasirig the
powder cha-ge. Th? explosion pf A
7-iuch shell iu A rifl? pit should kill
dr sev?reiy injure every niau iii it;And
if ond f?ll bdhind an iritrenchm?nt
Where men were Assembled thickly
it would have the power to wipe out
practically half A company;
Mortal's, howitzers arid field guris
were tho hca'-'y ordnance used'by th?
army id front of SAutiago, but fdr
shelling a city rio piece was believed
by the officers to be better adapted for
effective work than the iridrtars. Two
kidds ar? used in tho Aririv, the heavier
being the 7-iuch aud the dther the
8t6-irich. Tho heavy mortar has a
weight df 1715 pounds and a tdtal
length of only 58 inches, the length
of th? bore being seven cfJib>'CS. A
projectile weighing ?20 pounds is used
for tho important work of clearing
rifle pits, and can be sent accuratdly
to a distance of considerably mor?
than throe miles, and dropped within
a space 100 by 12 feet three tini?* out
of fivo. To send this shell .through
the air only five and one-half ponuds
of powder is required; which develops
an initial v??ocity for the pro.'ecf-ile of
abottt 050 feet a second-. The pressur?
exerted is 18?000 pounds to the square
inch, which seems high for so small a
charge, a?d tho range of the mortar is
placed at -?-3A0 yards, dr nearly thre?
miles. The fighting range which
will be generally employed, however,
is not oxpeoted to exceed two miles.,
In the operations before Santiago it
was less, although when General
Shaffer determined to bombard the
city if Toral failed to comply to his
demand for surrender, the mortar
batteries were not less than two miles
from tho centro of the town and were
to be fired at that distance. Inside
the 7-inch mortar shell is 12 1-2
pounds of powder whose explosion
throws hundreds of small pieces of
the shell in every direction. A fuse
ignites the powder as the shell strikes
the ground, an 1 if tho explosion is
instant the destruction in its imme
diate vicinity should be terrific.
Should the shell, however, hit soft
earth and bury itself before oxploding
its effectiveness is practically lost.
Tho exp?rience in firing mortars at
Santiago showed that this occurred
These mortars are adapted to fire
the pro'ectilos of the 7-inch howitzer
as well as the shells. Besides the
ordinary shell tho mortar is intended
i:? fire as well a steel shell of 150
pounds weight and approximately of
five calibre length, charged with high
osplosive for great destructive effect.
This piece supplies thc heaviest calibre
that the army regards as necessary for
field.purposes and is intended for just
such purposes an those to which it was
put at Santiago.
The :-}.O-iiich mortar is fired from a
solidly constructed platform weighing
200 pounds. The platform is held in
position by stakes, the recoil being
taken np and kept within limits by
ropes made fast td au anchor stake.
Thc rango of this mortar varies from
300 yards to 3300, and its fire is just
as accurate as that of the larger piece.
Twelve otfhcesof powder explodes the
shell, and the amount required to
propel it varies from five ounces for
thc smallest distance to fifteen ounces
for the grentest obtainable range.
Experiments with this piece show that
almost every shut can he lauded with
in the spare of an ordinary room.
They are to thc anny in creating havoc .
to tho intreuchmentfl what the big 12
and 1(5 inch coast defence mortars are
to a fleet cf approaching war vessels.
Duties of a .'.nninn in tho Navy.
An uptown drug clerk desired to
enlist in the .United States navy. He
was an efficient druggist, but he
strenuously disliked being in undig
nified haste over everything. In fact,
his disposition to t:ike everything
slowly and in the most dignified man
ner had seriously stood in tho way of
his advancement even in his own par
ticular calling, and it was partly for
this reason that ho desired to join the
"In what capacity do you wish to
enlist?" asked the recruiting officer
"Asa druggist, sir," replied the
"Can't do it; we'll have to ship you
as a landsman."
"What, does a landsman have to
do?" questioned thc applicant.
"Vnythiug ho's told, and do it
b'amed quick, too."-New Orleans
An Immense China Closet.
TIMJ Czar of Kassia probably owns a
greater quantity of china than any
oihsr person iu the world. He has
the china belonging to all tho Russian
ruler.-, as far back as Catherine the
Grerit lt is stored in an immense
c.'o?u-t in the Winter palace at S^,
DECLINE ?F THE DUSTEFI.
Tho Practical Disappearance of a Garment
That Was Ohce Familiar.
? traveler by rail cdunot fail td
notice tile decline of the duster. And
One does hot need to be, as the man
sdid; a centenarian to observe this.
Iii fact; only thirty dr forty y?ars agd
?ust?rs wer? commonly wdrd by rail
road travelers; They were co-?xistent
with the carpet sack and th? alligator
mouthed valise, both now more com
pletely passed away than tho duster
itself; and almost as completely gone
as tho hair-covered trunk;
The d?ster in its original form was
built df.broWn .linen; which; when
starched, stodd boldly" out like a gar
hi?nt di thin and fl?xible; but dot Uso
flexible, sheet metal. It whs \vdrn;bf
course, to protect the wearer and his
garments from the dust. Whon the
linen duster flourished l?c?mqtiveS
burned wood; tracks were 6and-b?U
lasted; add rails* were tight; cars were
hot vestibuled; or provided with dust
?ieieona for the windows; and the timo
required to cover ? given distance was
far greater than nbw: A dhst?r was
far inore u?eded then than uow? and
it was likely to bo d pat t df the equip
ment of the cdsudl as well ns of the
regnlar traveler. Imleod, it may be
s?id that the casual traveler wduld
scarcely have thought that ho had
made a trip by rail lidless be bad prd:
vided himself, w?tli that indispensable
jJart bf every traveler's ? luipmerit: .
Prim and stiff iind sbeot-iroriy ld
Affect os the freshly Ironed linen
duster was when first put on; it pres
ented ? very different appeararicewheri .
it had boen word fdr a time. A? first;
sat down in ou a day such as was then
simply called sticky.or muggy, lint
Ayhich in these fashionable modern
days is .called humid, the duster was
creased with mauy creases thai seemod,
later; despite the weather, to be frozen
in: And these creases, iu appearance
like' accdrdiori pleats struck by light
ning; shdrt??ed . th? garment some
what; They took, it tip; and made it
bigger around and mdre bunchy;
, Tho next effect came with continued
wear? when the starch was all gon?
ont bf it; and the duster beedm?
Stringy. Add if before it had seemed
to shorten up and grow stout it now
seems tb become loau aud attenuated;
tb take into, itself many little rolling
i?ngit?dinal wrinkles; to sort of
shrink in on itself sidewise; aud tb
draw, ov?r lengthwise; and by this
time it had prdbohiy come to hdng uri=
evenly, so that the lix,ut corners had
d dip and were lower than the back of I
the coat In its first estate the linen
d?st?r was; if hot a garment of digi
nity; one that had an effect of precis?
hess; but in its Inst Was very far froui
that. In fact, it is doubtful if d per
son of even the most imaginative
temperament could conjure up any
thing more negligee in its general
?fiect than a stringy linen duster.
, But tho linen duster was not the
only one. There were dusters of
alpaca and of mohair and of other
materials; somo of them black and
Some gray; big, flowing; comfortable
dusters; which, if not beautiful, had
at least the grace that all things made
of good materials possess. You could
almost tell a man, without seeing his
face, by the duster that he wore.
New York Snu. .
Grasshopper Kills a Turtle.
One of the soldiers stationed at
Tampa sent to Dr. Alfred E. Wads
worth of Brooklyn a letter in which
he described a battle he witnessed bo
tween a grasshopper anda large snap
ping turtle. The fight resulted in the
death of the turtle, which had
awakened the auger of tho grasshop
per by killing its mate.
The fight occurred on tho bank of a
small stream in which the soldier had
cast a fishing line. While watching
the Hue he saw two grasshoppers
jump from a treo aud land on the
bank. Bight beside them was a big
turtle, which immediately snapped
one of the hoppers. Instantly the
survivor jumped upon the turtle's
back. The turtlo withdrew its head
within its shell, and the grasshopper .
perched itself on tho edge of tho
covering, just at the point where tho
head of the turtle had disappeared.
There it waited patiently.
It was some time before the turtlo
protruded its head. Then it did so
very slowly and cautiously, looking
about apparently for tho other grass
hopper. Thc insect waa on the watch,
and when the sleepy eyes of the tur
tle were opposed it-apparently spat
into one of thom. The reptile with
drew its heud instantly. The grass
hopper remained whoro it was. Tho
head of the turtle was not long hidden.
In a few minutes the turtle protruded
it to look for its foe. Tho grasshopper
made a forward movement and tried
to reach tho other eyo of tho tnvfle. j
Vi failed, however, and narrowly es- |
caped being caught by thc snauper.
The latter made every effort to get at
it,'but. quick as were the movements
of tho turtle's head, those of its small
enemy were quicker, and the grass
hopper managed to keep out of danger.
Finally it managed to spit in the other
eye of the reptile. Then the turtle,
blinded, gave up the fight. The grass
hopper waited around for half an hour,
and then hopped off. The soldier
picked up the turtle and was surprised
to fiud that it was dead. He says iu
his letter that it must havo becu
poisoned by the saliva the grasshopper
injected into its eyes.-Xew York
Speed of Inflects an<l Birds.
It is the popular belief that tho
flight of birds is much swifter thau
that of iusects. but a u umber of nat
uralists who have been making a study
of the matter think that such is not
the case. A common house-fly, for
example.is uot very rapid iu its flight,
but its wings make eight hundred
beats a second, and send it through
the air twenty-five feet, under ordi
nary circumstances, in that space of
time. When the insect is alarmed,
however, it has boen found that it in
creases its rate of speed to over one
hundred and fifty feet per second. If
it could continue such rapid flight for
a mile in a straight line it would cover
that distance in cxectly thirty-three
seconds. It is not on uncommon thing,
when traveling by rail in the summer
time, to soe a boo or wasp keeping up
with the train and trying to get iu at
one of tho windows. A swallow is
considered one of tho swiftest flyiug
birds, and it was thought, uutil a
short time ago, that no insect could
escape it A naturalist tells of au
exciting chase he saw between a swal
low and a dragon-fly, which is among
the swiftest of insects. The insect,
flow with incredible speed, and wheeled
and dodged with such ease that the
swallow, despite its utmost efforts,
completely failed to overtake and cap
turo it.-San Francisco Argonaut.
WillinK to Go.
The Jndge (sternly)-The next per
son who interrupts the proceedings
will bo expelled from the court roora. '
The prisoner (enthusiastically)--.
From the Begister- Gazette, Rockford, III
D?ring the civil war nearly as much hero
ism was shown by the women of our nation
as by tho brave soldiors; Many rt woman,
weeping for her dead son, bound up the
wounds of his sufforlrnr comrades, rejoicing
?tren g t h,
" even while
O? the Battlefield. famed or
gftnizatldn known os th? Womrtn'a Belief
Corps; whoso nld to the soldier of td-day,
llghtlhjrugalnst the world fora living, ls no
!.*-.? notabi? than the horolsin of tho ?urly
Ono of tho most earnest mombefs of tho
corps nt Brion, III;; is Mts; J?mfc? House
weart, but Illness ?nee put a stdp' to her
dative work. A year qr so. agd, when she
was nearing fifty yeir's of age, the time
when wb'mea must be most careful of tboir
strength, Mrs; Hoiiseweart was taken
seriously ill.. The fnmily physician told
her that she bad renehod a critical period
of her life, and must b? very careful;
His prescrlptions..nnd treatment did not
benefit her, and oti^r treatment proved un
At last Dr; Williams' pink Pills for Pale
People wore brought to her notice1, with
Indisputable evidence that they were help;
fui lu cases such as hers, and with renewed
hope she tried thb remedy. Last March
slio took the first bdx ot the pills, Which
garo milch relief. She was detormlnou td
bo cured; and kept on with the medicine';
until now eight boxes have been consumed;
and sho foels Uko a new womna;
Mrs. Housewcart sala: "I h?vo taken
only eight boxes, but I have hoed improv
ing since I tuok the first dose; Ido not
. believe I could have llvud without the
pills. They certainly have done me moro
good thau nny physician or any medicino I
have ever trlod."
Dr. Williams* Pink Pills aro sold In boxes
(never In loose bulk) at 50 cents a box
or six boxes for ?2.50, and may be had of
all druggists, or direct bj' mall from Dr
Williams'Medicine Co., Schenectady, N. Y;
HAIR AND WAGES.
Necessary lo Dye the One to Live by the
It would bo humorous-were lt bot
so pathetic-to learn that the dyeing
of the hair is not confined, in Eng
land, to the woman with the peroxided
locks, but is a habit rendered neces
sary by fierce labor competition to the
working man, whose gray hairs would
handicap him against younger candi
dates for employment
That the working ?nan who IS get
ting on lu years does have to resort|
to artificial aids fo rejuvenate his ap
pearance was made v?ry clear to a
London Daily Mail reporter, whose in
vestigations lcd him to inquire of some
of che chemists who sell the dyes;
Mr. Black, the manager Of Day's
drug store, nigh street, Whitechapel;
said: "li is absolutely true that there
ls a very large demand for hair dyes
among fhe men working in the facto1
ries and wholesale l'ouses in this
neighborhood. The sale of hair dyes
is brisker during the busy season1 of
the factories than at any other time;
The foreign element in this district;
and throughout Loudon, is so eager to |
work at a reduced wage; that the Eng
lishman whose hair ls turning has
very little chance. The slightest sus
picion of gray hair ls sufficient to
cause the rejection Of his application;
It Is a well known thing, .and a great
shame, that men who are able bodied;
active, with experience in the work
wh'lch they are seeking, are constantly
refused because they ar? 'graybe?ds.'
The bosses are like the children of
biblical notoriety who derided Elisha*
We are selling about fifteen bottles' a
Week just now, but the average ef
weekly sales during the year Would
give a higher 'figure. The men are.
generally between thirty-five and fifty,
but all our clients are Englishmen. Our
particular prescription lias become so
popular that wc have christened it
'Charlie's Fancy.? The dye remains
good from a weeK to a fortnight) ac
cording to the amount of grayness, but
many of our customers make a regu
lar weekly purchase. Tho men aro
very shy anti sensitive about it They
call me aside for a private chat, and it
is always 'for my friend outside.' We
are:)Conslauily beiug asked curious!
questions. But one striking feature in
the salo of hair dye is the popularity
it meets among Hebrew women."
The manager of the Aldgate drug)
stores, Whitechapel, was able to con
firm from persoual evidence the accu
racy of thc story.
"The most popular shade is nrown,
from medium to dark browu. Black ia
too dark. The man doesn't aspire to
be a Romeo, but just to possess a
serviceable color which Will stand a
week's wear. Some of the men work
lil the city and the West End, and live
about this vicinity because it is cheap
er. Tlie majority are factory hands,
who are afraid they will lose their
p'aces if their hair becomes gray. For
eigners are so numerous here thal
there arc a hundred desirous to work
at a lower wage slfould lhere be u
Education In mexico.
There are in Mexico 11,512 schools.
Of these 5,852 are sustained by the
state, 3,212 by cities, aud 2,442 are
private schools. Of the total 6,027
are for males, 3,104 for females, and
2,381 are mixed. Tho actual attendance
at these schools is 490,740, and the
annual amount appropriated for the
support of public schools is nearly
Don't Tobnero Spit and Smoke Tour Ufo Away.
To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag
netic, lull of Ufo, nervo and vigor, take No-To
Bao, toe wonder-worker, that makes weak men
strong. -AH druggists, -0c or tl. Curognaran
teed. Booklot and sample free. Address
Sterling Kemedy Co., Chicago or New York.
The blank leaves at the beginning and end
of the book of lifo aro its bpst pages.
Deafness Cannot Be Cared
by local applications,'as they cannot reach tho
diseased portion of the oar. Thero ls only one
way to euro deafness, and that ls by constitu
tional remedies. Deafness Is caused by an In
flamed condition of tho mucous lining of tho
Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets in
flamed you havo a rambling sound or imper
fect hearing, and When lt ls entirely cloned
Oenfjioss ls tho result and unless tho inflam
mation can bo taken out and this tube restored
to Us normal condition, hearing will be de
stroyed forever. Nino cases out of ten are
caused by catarrh, which ls nothing but nn in
flamad condition of the mucous surfaces.
Wc will give Ono Hundred Dollars for any
eas? of Deafness (causod by catarrh) that can
not bo cured by Hall's Catarrh Curo. Send for
F. J. CnXMBT & Co., Toledo, 0.
Sold by Druggist*. 7Sc.
Hall's Family Pills aro tho best.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
toe thin?, softens tho gum*, reducos inflamma
tion, allays pain, cu ros wind colic. ?)3. a bottle
I believe Piso's Cure for Consumpt'on saved
my nov's life UV?tsummer.-Mrs. Ar.LiEDouo
I.ASS. Lo Roy. Mich.. Oct. 20. 1891.
Love is skin-deep, hue self-lovo clasps the
To Cure Constipation Forever.
Take Coscare ta Candy Cathartic. lOo or Sta.
If C. C. C. fall to cure, druggists refund monoy.
A lio liberates us for a moment and cn
fdnvox us i o rover.
DON'T BE FOOLED
Into buying ti "clnp.tr.p," "mukc-.hin" tiuccy.on which
bl* profit? ?rr mmle. Try a "ROI K HILL," "A Little.
Hither In Prto., Un.---" io Mule higher ron ciu't nffoM
tn run th" rl'k. St-i our nirnt In your town. He ?III aril
?mi ti Min .. fl pu n s. If not ? ruo us. We'll soo that jon
aro trvatrU right.
ROCK HILL BUGGY CO., Rock Kill, S. C.
? GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES.''
Aa Itera of Public Revenue In Many Conn
trie's -Spain's Great Expectations.
In the Prussian budget of receipts
and expenditures for 1898 is one item
Much must seem rather clascal to
American financiers-82(000,000 marks
(the ?quivalent Of about $20,000,000)
from authorized government lotteries*
in Prussia the lottery is operated tin
der the direct authority of the state.
There are a number of prizes of 500,
000 marks, and It Ie an anrual affair j
in the Hue of revenue raising. In |
italy this year in the annual budget j
for 1898 w?s the item of revenue 05,-1
000,000 lire from lotteries, about equiv
alent to $13,000,000 J? American money I
and it is somewhat curious that Inj
nearly every country of Europe, with!
the exception of France and Belgium, |
lotteries as a means of revenue rais
ing are the iule rather than the ex
Denmark made last year a profit on
.Ls lotteries-a net profit over and
above expenses-of 1,000,000 crowns;
equivalent to .about $400,000. In Hol
land, too* there Is d state lottery, the
ncf proceeds of which are figured each
year at 039,000 guilders, or about $300,
000. Portugal is another ?ui'ope?n
country which recruits US revenues
from this source. 1 in the year 1897 the
Portuguese lottery gained 1,750,000
mllreis (nearly $2,000,000). But Portu
gai has at least soine justification In'
Iis adherence to lotteries by reason of
tiie fact that the finances of that coun
try are In an unsettled condition, that
creditors are pressing against it, and
that the expenditures have for a num
ber of years exceeded considerably the
. ?h the European Countries/lotteries I
are state monopolies, as.much as thc'
saie of stamps or of cigars and tobac
6o, and the government makes usually
a considerable profit from them. The
Spaniards are great believers fii the
advantages offered by lotteries and thc
financial plight of that cour cry how
being most serious, there wJU be start
ed soon under' the auspices of thc|
Spanish government a great lottery
scheme, the receipts of which, minus
the prizes, will be turned over to thc
government for its needs. Circulars
are being sent Out, and it is expected
th?t 500,OuO,O?? pesetas', or about $100,
0?0.000 will be netted for the govern
ment. There are five capital prizes of
.500,000 pesetas each.
In India tho carpenters have an
almost universal objection to sharpeu
ing their tools. They never set thoi.
saws; and when they get a grindston:
they cut it into pieces aud use tho
fragments for anything except to put
au edge on chisel or ax.
Beauty Ia Dlood Deep.
Clcnn blood means a clean skin. No
beauty Without it. Cascareis, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring tip the lazy liver and driving ail im
Eunties froin the badv< Begin to-day to
anish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by. laking
Cascarets,-beauty for ten cents. All drug*
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c.
A Spanish pesetais tloW equivalent to about
15 cents lu gold. *
I.y?ff .ic Co/a "Pick Leaf " Rooking Tobacco
dot-s not mako every mouth a? swot a* a rose,
but comes "mighty nigh"-docs give every
one a most delightful smoke. Try it.
Julius Hines <& Son, thc well-known deal
ers in furniture, carpets, otc., of Baltimore.
Md., bato Issued their now catalngne*. which
are now ready for delivery, and will he sent
tree for the asking. The fnrniture catalogue
contains IBO paceand ls replete with everr- '
thine tiecessary to make home comfortable
and beautiful, Everything ls faithfully illus^
trated, so that purchases (ian bo made as cag
ily as though the Roods were before you.
Prices arc* such as have made this house fa
nions throughout the length and breadth nf
this country. Tho carpet catalogue i< really
a work of art, being lithographed fruin hand
painted plates, from which carpets can be
easily arid satisfactorily selected. Designs
and colors aro faithfully shown, the wboln
thing making a valuable work of ?rt. In both
catalogues ar? testimonials from satisfied
purchasers from every part of thu country,
together with reference as to reliability and
honesty, of which any bouse might well b<>
nroud. and which gives absolut'assurance of
satisfactory dealings at all times.
Every German regiment has a chiropodist
in its ranks.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SYRUP OF FIGS
is due not only to the originality and
simplicity of the combination, but also
to the care and skill with which it is
manufactured by scientific procos? ss
known to the CALIFORNIA. FIG SVRUP
Co. only, and we wish to impress upon
all the importance of purchasing the
true and original remedj-. As the
genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured
by the CALIFORNIA FIO SYRUP CO.
only, a knowledge of that fact will
assist one in avoiding the worthless
imitations manufactured by other par
ties. The high standing of the CALI
FORNIA FIG STOUP CO. with the medi
cal profession, and the satisfaction
which the genuine Syrup of Figs has
given to millions of families, makes
the name of the Company a guaranty
of the excellence of its remedy. It is
far in advance of all other laxatives,
as it acts on the kidneys, liver and
bowels without irritating or weaken
ing them, and it does not gripe nor
nauseate. In order to get its beneficial
effects, please remember the name of
CALIFORNIA HG SYRUP CO. 1
SAN FRANCISCO, OnL
f.oFISVlLLE. Kr. NEW TORE. N. V.
I GERSTLE'S FEI
regularly aa directed a few week*
its nse until the organs are rest*
hours of labor will be shortened
complete. If there is any costive
mild doses of St. Joseph's Uve
Fffl SOLD AT DRUG ST08BS. L. Gi
?Tour attention, Madam !
Ton see heres Coach and a Combination
Bookcase. They are specimens taken from
our new 160-page Furniture Catalogue, which
contains (be most comprehensive collection of jj
goods to make home comfortable and borne
beautlfal ever gotten together by mortal man.
Th is Coach,
de? loft, fi
o feet ll la
ches lon*-, S
trred in im?
ported relonf or corduroy, ond *e ??Hit for
13.95. If you can buy such a couch Xor letnhsn
$10, wo dotft know oar business.
And this combination book
case and writing desk is made of
quarter sawed oak ot birch, fin
Lilied Mahogany, with beveled
plate mirror, 12 inches x 10 in
ches, PG inches blgb and 37 in
ches wide, polished like a piano:
and tho price, ?8.75. A real fifi
Von most remember onr trade extends
around the World. Nota State or Territory
in this country bat what has .received car
loads of our ^oods at those price?. Wnleh none
can equal. If you inquire among your neigh
bors yon will morn than likely, find someone
who has been delighted with their dealings
with us. We refer to Nation?]. Bank? al)over
the country as to our reliability ond fair deal
ing. Wo want you to have our Furniture Cat
alogue, because it is a liberal educator in
household necessities, ?nd we want yon to
have oar I0-colored Lithographed Carpet Cat
alogue, which shows designs and colors as
perfectly as though yon had th ? carpel on lb?
floor of your home. Both 'hese catalogues
are yours for the asking, nud you wlllknow
more 8bout such things after reading lt care
Address (exactly os below1) .
JULIUS HINES & SON,
Dept? ?0!. Baltimore, Md.
"Ihavo UGed your valuable CASCA"
METS and find thorn perfect.. Couldn't do
without them. I have used them for some time
for indigestion And biliousness und am now com
pletely cured. Recommend them, tocvery one.
Once tried, you will never be without them in
the family." Euw. A. MARX, Albany, N. Y.
Pleasant. Palatable. Potent, Taste Good. Do
Qood, Lever Sicken. Weaken, or Gripe, 10c25c, 60c.
... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
Sterling Remedy Company, Oilrtpo, Bontreal, Kew-Tart. SQ
Hfl.Tfi.R Ai1 Solo and guaranteed by all drag?
H" 5 ?"i3/;?3 gists to CU ICE. Tobacco Habit.
Mood Purifier, Kidney and Liver Regulator.
200 DAYS' TREATMENT, St.00.
Containing a Registered Guarantee,
Ey mail, pocfaeo paid, 32-n.vre Book and
Testimonials. FRKE. hold only by Amenta ior
THE ?LOKZQ 0. BLISS OQ.,Washin?ton.D.G.
M"Tf?RFE:I W EDUCED.
BOILERFEE#?YETP88- ? >
And Very LOW PRICES. . Larg? stock. Also
PIPK, VALVES nod FITTING:*. EN- Y
fJlNES, BOILERS, M/LI.S*ndltKFAIRS.
I Lombard Iron Works & Supply Co.,
. AUGUSTA, GA. "
Howdy do ! Have you
used St. Andrew's Cold
Tea? Greatest on earth.
For sale by dealers. To getr^
free sample package send
2c. stamp to Andrews Mfg.
Co., Bristol; Tenn.
Ia huff STRAWBERRIES
For gardener or Seid cowar.
Oar One pablleatiaa* lan
how to raak? ll.
ZdBMttBletft Strawberry Plasta
latte V,- or ti. StaedardTarietka
?1.S5 per 1,000.
Fancy Varieties DeUTerad Trw
. mnnma PWIT cfc;
Strawberry SpeeJaUatS, '
Box 72 . KirraEiA, a. o;
DRILUS? ITJACHI?ES ot
ali Kinds und sizes, for
drilling wells for house,
farm. City and Village
l Water Works, Facto
ries, leo Plants, Brew
., Irrigation, Coal and
Mineral Prospecting, Oil and
Cns, etc. Latest and Best 30
years experience. WRITE US
WEAT YOU WANT.
LOOMIS & jffgjjj. Tiffin, Ohl?
Send for catalogue of
COLUMBIA FEMALE COLLEGE
and see what is befnt: done to educate women
on a curriculum equal to best male col IOR ea
in the beautiful capital of South Carolina.
Modern appointment1*. Able-Faculty of Spec
ialists. 'J'orms low. . Opens Sept 23. s
JOHN A. niCli, A. Itt., ?. D.', Pre?.
rromtod on CS*h, <.r ea."/ iis*m!im-iir?lVOWLES A
BUHNS, latent Attorneys, ISH Broadway. Ii. X.
QQ IQ Cash with order buys tai*
ipO1 i ? Auto.Solf Cocking Nickel Pla
ted r.inb -r Handled 6 Shot Korol
ver,?l or 3S C. V. or send 2Uc. & will
ship C. O. O. $2.90 and alla w exami
nation, lire ArmsCo.Wlnston,N.C.
Tie Bust BOOH THE
uonsl> illustrated! price S2>, free to anybody sending
two annnal subscriptlon.s at $1 each to the Overland
Monthly. SAN FRANCISCO. Sample Overland, fia.
SonCToar addreM aa? ne wiU exprca W
Rna Se. rizar.. Wheo ?aid, rersU Ss.to (ind
will nail fm (na a baadraak- iin-<!i4
cb. WHMTOa CI8A1 COjJTlaetaaJjft
Pfc S3 (T* B3 Q VNEW DISCOVERY; (.:-?
W0 ITV V** fi CS I quick relist and cn-es worst
coses. Ssnrl 'or book of testimonial* and IO dav?'
treatment Free. Dr.H H GDEEN'8 sons. AtUata.Oa.
WANTED-Case of bad health that R-PPA-N'S
will not benefit Send Sets, to Bipans Chemical
Co., New York, for lu samples and low testimonials. .
If afflicted with
sore eyes, use
Thompson's Eye Water
MENTION THIS PaPERSSfiB SS
UUHES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS.
Best Cough Syrup. Tas tea Good, JJno
in time. Sold by druggists.
event in the life of a wo
man is looked forward to with
a feeling akin to horror-not
because tibe little one is not
welcome, but because the mother
Ireads tho direful consequences
a herself. Those long hours of
igonizing labor stand , out before
ber like a hideous nightmare. An
improper delivery, folldwed" by
2h?d-bed fever, may end the scene
[n a few short days, leaving the
little one motherless. But there
Ls-another side to the picture. If
women who are expecting to be
come mothers will commence the
use of the great female tonio,
i before confinement, and continue
sred to their normal condition, tho
, thejpain lessened, and recovery
mess, move the bowels gently with
5HSTLB & CO., Proprs., CHATTANOOGA, TEN'S.