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Did she sing her song feelingly?"
Well, rather. She was feeling for
the key all the way through."-Phila
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A Climbing Snake.
The blacksnake is of a beautiful
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ana will sometimes chase an Intruder
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wing, often penetrating thickets in
search of them. This reptile ls an in
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ODD SECT FLEES HITHER
RUSSIAN SPIRIT WRESTLERS TO COL
ONIZE IN THE SOUTHWEST.
About 10,000 Seek America-After Ban
| ishmont in Siberia and Rovings in Rus
sia TI?c.v Long for Pence - Their Creed
One of thc Strangest- Thc Sect Growing.
Interested ii? the plan of bringing
to the United States for colonization
a strange Russian sect are William
Dean Howells, Bolton Hall, Ernest
H. Crosby and Isaac N. Seligmau of
New York, Jano Addams of Chicago,
"William Lloyd Garrison of Boston^
George Dana Boardman, D-. D.? ol
Philadelphia aud N? 0, Nelson of Si.
Behind them allis Tolstoi, the great
I Russian writer and social reformer.
His personal friend and representa
tive in the colonization matter, Mr.
Mode, an Englishman, arrived recent
ly from the other side and went to
Rhinebeck as a guest of Mr. Crosby.
It is a hundred years of persecution
that these Russians are anxious to flee
from before they are entirely wiped
off the face of that country.
They aro tho Dhoukhoborsti, or
spirit wrestlers. The sect was found
ed in 1750, and of all creeds theirs is
one of the strangest.
They do not believe in a God of one
person, or iu tho Trinity, but believe
that God dwells in each soul. Their
trinity is composed of Memory, Rea
son and Will.
They accept the fall of Adam, but
believe it was his own individual fall,
not that of the human race. They be
lieve that Christians are given to idol
atry. Their tenets read.
"The church' is composed of all
those called from amoug the worldly
and ordained to walk in the path of
light. The chosen ones cannot be
recognized by any outward sign."
The Dhoukhoborsti has members of
all natious, races and tongues. Mauy
Americaus belong to the sect without
knowing it. It does not believe in
hell r>r paradise, resurrection of the
body or destruction of the visible
world. It believes that physical Na
ture will last forever.
The millennium will come when the
righteous overcome the sinners.
Those who are then dead will not par
take ia the millennium.
This sect claims that a child, newly
born is a piece of soulless matter.
The soul enters the body between the
sixth and fifteenth year.
The Russian government is the
abomination of the Dhoukhoborsti,
but the believers are far from being
revolutionary. They are said to be
the most peaceable people in Russia,
abhor force, will not fight, pay their
taxes a:id never complain about the
amount. They use no harsh lan
The Russian police discovered the
sect in 1750, but it was not until 1799
that persecution set in. Czar Paul I
in that year issued a ukase against
the believers. They then numbered
15,000, The ukase read:
"All adherents and members of this
pernicious sect, unworthy of any clem
ency, should be bauished to the Si
berian mines for life, and set to the
hardest work. They should never
have the chains removed from their
arms and legs, in order that they who
deny the supreme authority of earthly
potentates enthroned by the will of
God should feel sharply cn their own
earth established by God for the de
fence of the good and the chastise
ment of villains like themselves."
The ukase was, of course, carried
out, but nuder Alexander I the perse
cution?ceased and the people were al
lowed to have their own farms in Si
beria. In 1832 Nicholas I ordered
thot all believers should be enrolled
iu the army, and those unqualified
should go to tlie mines of Nerchiucki.
The military order was the worst
thing that could happen to the Dhouk
hoborsti. When face to face with the
enemy they refused to fight, as it was
against their consciences. All were
ordered to the mines.
In spite of all the sect grew, and
between 1840 aud 18G0 there were
25,000 members. In 1860 they were
allowed to reluru to the eastern fron
tier of Russia. Since then they have
not been permitted to remain in any
oue place longer than six months.
They have been reduced to 10,000.
Tolstoi became interested in these
nomads five years ago. Six weeks
ago a prominent ^ew Yorker received
a letter from him saying that he had
received permission from the Russian
government for these people to emi
grate. The time is limited to two
The idea is to colonize them in the
southwest. They are farmers. To
get them ont of Russia in time it may
be vecessary to, movo them to the
island of Cyprus first.
The Last .lian to Leave thc Maine.
Captain Charles D. Sigsbee in his
"Personal Narrative of thc Maine" in
the Century says:
It was a hard blow to be obliged to
leave the Maine; none of us desired to
leave while any part of her poop re
mained above water. We waited un
til satisfied that she was resting ou the
bottom of the harbor. Lieutenant
Commander Wainwright then whis
pered to me that he thought tho for
ward ten-inch magazine had been
thrown up into the burning material
amidships and might explode at any
time, with further disastrous eBeets,
r?e was then directed to get every
body into the boats, which was done.
It was an easy operatiou; one had only
to step directly from the deck into tiie
boat. There was siill some delay to
make sure that the ship's stern had
grounded, and still more because of
the extreme politeness of the officers,
who considerately offered me a steady
ing hand to step into the boat. Lieut
enant-Commander Wainwright stood
on one side and Lieutenant Holman
on tho other; each offered me a hand.
I suggested the propriety o? my being
the last to leave, and requested them
to precede me, which they did. There
was favorable comment later in the
press because T left last. It is a fact
that I was the last to leave,Avhich was
only proper; that is to say, it would
have been improper otherwise; but
virtually all left Inst. The fine con
duct of those who came under my ob
servation that night was conspicuous
aud touching. The heroism of the
wounded men I did not see at the time,
but afterward good reports of their be
havior wore very common. The pa
tient way in which they bore them
selves left no doubt that they added
nev/ honors to the service when the
Maine went down.
'.Our glory will be written in our
histories," said one Spanish states
"Yes," answered the other; "but
you can't teat- a leaf out of a history
f.ud cash it at a bank; we ought to
have tried to writo a -little in our
sheck book, too/'-WasWugton 8toi\
A SIBERIAN BOY.
A Little Fellow Who Drove a Sledge Unl<l
He Almost Froze to Death.
"The Boys of Siberia" is the title
of an article in the St. Nicholas by
Thomas G. Allen, Jr. Mr. Allen says:
I have often witnessed the brave
endurance of the Siberian boy, but
never to such an extent as while on a
sledge journey from Krasnoyarsk to
Miuusiusk. The road between these
two points daring the winter is noth
ing more than the frozen surface of
the Yenisei river) for the ice is over
a yard in thickness, and although the
swift Current of the river crowds it
lip into small hummocks during the
early winter, yet, with the packing of
6now and the constant wear of the
sledge caravans, it affords a compara
tively smooth and solid roadbed. The
ice is considered so safe that it is even
used as a bridge for the trains of the
Trans-Siberian railway. The ties are
laid directly upon the ice and the loco
motive with a loaded train steams
across. Fancy a thousand tons' weight
crossing one of the largest and deep
est rivers in Siberia merely on frozen
The incident I am going to tell oc
curred on one of the coldest nights I
have ever experienced, *or the ther
mometer stood at 2" aegroes below
zero. In nrd"" prepare for tho
long rice io . .e next station) I had
swallowed three or four glasses of hot
tea at the yemskie quarteer, or station,
and strapped on a heavy reindeer-pelt
over my huge Russian overcoat. On
reaching the sledge, or tarautass,
which was waiting, I saw on the driver's
box what appeared to be a solid ball
of fur, but on closer inspection I
fouud that the bundle contained a boy
not move than fourteen years of age.
His extreme youthfulness surprised
me, an? I immediately returned to the
keeper of the quartern to remonstrate
with him him against detailing a mere
boy for such an arduous duty on
such a cold night. He assured mo
that the boy referred to had made the
same journey many times before, and
was indeed a full-Hedged yemstchick,
or tarautass driver. Although in
wardly protesting, I could do nothing
but accept the situation.
I gave the word to start. Crack !
went the little fellow's whip, and
away dashed the troika (team of three
horses). Our horses were already im
patient with the cold. The night was
black and threatening, and the road
way among the hummocks of ice on
the river was almostindistinguishable.
As the darkness increased, we fre
quently missed it altogether, and the
ponderous sledge went bumping and
toppling over the icy hummock of ice.
"The horse is down, barin" (master),
shouted the little yemstchick. I leaped
out at once, and ran to the horse's
head to assist him to rise, but he did
not move. There was not even a sound
of breathing. I placed my hand over
his heart. There was not a beat. The
horse was dead. The poorly-nour
ished animal had succumbed to the
excessive cold and strain. We took
off the harness, backed the sledge out
of the way, and then started off again
with the two horses remaining. The
little fellow on tbe box, I could see,
was shivering with the cold, as I myself
was by this time, for the exposure
necessitated by the accidenthad chilled
me through. I offered to take, and
even insisted upon taking, his place
for a time, so that he might warm up;
but he resented this intrusion as
almost an indignity to his calling. Not
?. uiutuiut \jt U13cvu?:uii j/aonctl liltr
lips. On we rode through the dark
ness; but how long I know not, for,
exhausted by twenty-four hours' con
stant traveling. I fell into a dose.
From this I was finally roused by a
sudden shock. We seemed to have
collided with something. I looked
out, and saw that we had reached the
next village, and that our steaming,
frost-covered horses, eager to get into
shelter, had run the shafts of our
vehicle headlong into the gate.
"What's the matter ?" I called ont
to the yemstchick.
"Please, barin, I couldn't hold 'em"
oame the reply, in a chattering voice.
That admission was sufficient; I
knew that the little fellow's hands
must bo either numbed or frozen, and
for that reason he could not pull on
the reins. I jumped out, opened the
gate, and led the horses in; but he
did not move from his box; his legs
were too stiff with the cold. 1 picked
him up and carried him bodily into
the house. A basin of snow was im
mediately brought to thaw out his
frozen lingera, while I removed bis
clothing to rub a circulation back into
his stiffened limbs. With this and a
glass or two of hot tea we finally re
stored him to animation. Even then
he never uttered one word of com
plaint, and when I slipped a ruble into
his glowing fingers he looked as
cheerful as though nothing unpleas
ant had happened.
If this, I thought, is the stuff the
Siberian soldiery are made of, thou
Russia need never fear a rival to her
title cf "Ruler of the East !"
The denomination of "colored col
ors" may sound paradoxical, but as a
matter of fact miueral colors are fre
quently met with of late whose dull
and little productive character is ren
dered more fiery and richer bv the
addition of coal-tar colors. Ii. gen
eral, no ojection eau be made to such
a procedure, if colors sufficiently fast
to light are chosen, as is well possible
nowadays. But very often this is not
done. Thus the eosines used for car
minette are very fugitive; likewise
coloriug with fuchsine and aniline
blue fades in the light. If one wants
to employ artificial organic coloring
matters for fining, faster ones should
be employed. According to M. Bot
tler, the rather fast rhoilamines, next
methylene blue aud meldola blue,
which are very fast, deserve a prefer
ence. Against the use of ponceau,
cocciues and scarlets, which for the
most part aro not inferior as regards
fastness to the cochineals, whoso place
they nave taken, less objection can be
Since it has been established by the
above-mentioned observations that
for coloring varieties of earminette,
velvet red, purple cinnabar red, (ver
milion) and chrome red, such artifi
cial organic coloriug matters aro also
employed as are liable to fade quickly,
this fact should be given sufficient at
tention in practice. Carminette is
frequently libed, prepared with tur
pentine and English varnish as a car
riage color; likewise vermilion and
chrome red.-Maier Zeitung.
Swnllo'ws as Masons.
In the country districts of the city
o? New York many people still depend
upon cisterns for water. These are
fed by lenders running from house
tops. A family out in Flatlands the
other day found the cistern empty and
no amount of rain helped out. They
Bent for a plumber and he found that
swallows had built a clay nest in the
leader, which effectually prevented a
drop of water getting through the pipe,
It had evidontly beon built (luring 8
cli-y spell. -"Bt'QQlityu ?3ftgl&
Bpace has a temperature of 200 de?
grees below zero.
Fish with white flesh are more easily
digested thau fish with reddish fie3h.
It has beeu proved, as the result of
experiments, that the circulation oi
the blood is affected hy music.
A method of producing iodoform by
the aid of electricity has just been
invented, and is said to yield satisfac
Corundum is composed of the oxide
of aluminum (A12 03), but traces of the
oxides of other metals are generally
present as coloring materials.
Since the passing of the first vac
cination act in England, in 1841, the
death rate from .smallpox has fallen
from 576 per million to 20 per million.
A French statistician has calculated
that the human eye travels over 2000
yards in reading au ordinary sized
novel. The average haman being is
supposed to get through 2500 miles of
reading in a lifetime.
Electrical horticulture, Professor S.
L?mstrom assures us, is now practi
cable, although not fully understood.
In his experiments of last year, the
application of the electric current in
creased the yield of seeds at least 40
per cent., a jd of roots from 25 to 75
per cent., tue results varying with the
kind of plant ur""! the nature of the
HOME LIFE IN_PUERTO RICO
Reading >'ot n Strone; Point of the Island's
The native early morniug meal is a
cup of coffee with milk-addiction to
the black coffee habit does not exist
on the island-and a piece of bread.
Breakfast is served at ll or 12 o'clock,
and is seldom elaborate, unless guests
are in the house. Boiled eggs, bread
and coffee satisfy the ordinary man,
but the hungry man eats his garlicky
beefsteak in addition.
Dinner is the meal of the day, and
is eaten between 6 aud 7 o'clock. This
is the native's only full heavy meal,
and this fact may accouut for his abil
ity to eat a quantity of food which
leaves the average American a victim
to indigestion and remorse.
The positions of honor at a dinner
table are, amoug the older and non
traveled residents, in the following
order: The head of the table to the
most distiuguihed guest; the rest, iu
the order of their rank and importance,
ranged around to the right, the host
occupying the last seat after his
guests. The women sit at the left of
the table, altogether. Among the
more cultured classas the host occu
pies the head, the hostess the foot,
the seats of honor being to the right
and left of the host.
The eveuings in the home-for in
stance, of an alcalde, the mayor of a
town-are spent around the marble
topped centre table, lazily rocking to
and fro in the big chairs. The men
smoke their cigarettes-the women
never smoke -and a flow of small
talk, filled with simple jokes and
sallies, constitutes the entire even
ing's amusement. When they have
pianos, the daughters exhibit their
limited skill on instruments which aro
jangled and out of tune. One never
sees a book or a magazine in these
houses, though in two or three of the
larger cities there are many literary
mon. Reading is not a strong point
of the island population. - Special
Correspondence of Harper's "Weekly.
The Sense of Direction in Animais.
I am an old reader of the Spectator,
and should like to be allowed to add
one to the mauy interesting stories
you have collected about the traits of
animals. Mine retates to a paradise
duck which had become domesticated,
and lived at a sheep station twenty
one miles from Timaru, in tho provin
cial district of Canterbury. It be
longed to the housekeeper, who had
clipped its wings, and it spent its life
between the homestead and a small
pond close by. In course of time its
mistress left for the neighborhood of
Christchurch, and she carried the duck
with her in a basket. Her journey
was by train twenty-one miles to Ti
maru, then by chuuging to another
train for ninety-five miles, and finally
by coach or cart for about teu miles.
By aud by the duck disappeared
from its new home, and was looked
upon as lost. Then its mistress re
turned to her previous domicile some
time after-how long I have not dis
covered-ami to her intense surprise
found tho duck bad revisited its old
haunts, and was settled on the pond
as before. It could not Hy, and no
one was known to have carried it, so
the only remaining hypothesis is that it
walked for one hundred aud twenty
miles, threading its way by many
crossroads, over bridges, and across
streams, through a country which
presents a great variety of contour in
hill, valley and river.-J. M. Ritchie
in London Spectator.
Fishwives Win From tho Mayor.
The wives of the boatmen and mus
sel-gatherers living in the highly pic
turesque little towu of Conway have
just come oft' with flying colors in a
municipal contest fought on novel
lines. It npi>ears that it has beeu
their custom for a long time past to
hang their weekly washing ont on
lines hung along the quay froutage,
causing an eyesore to the mayor, who
is a gentleman of aesthetic tastes, and
others jealous for the reputation of
their pretty little town. The mayor
tried in vain to bring the good fish
wives to his view of thc matter, and
then warned them that unless the eye
sore was removed he would doit him
self. Tho next washing day he was
as good as his word, and on proceed
ing to tho spot cut down the lines.'
Au exciting municipal contest was in
progress at the time, and the wives of
the quay cottagers went on the war
path. They used their eloquence
against the Conservative candidates
ou tho mayor's side to such good ef
fect that Radical members were re
turned to all the seats with over
whelming majorities; and the pros?
peet is that for some years to come the
esplanade of Conway will be adorned
with its weekly display of laundry
work as heretofore.-Liverpool Post.
"Buried Treasure" in India.
The Spanish buried-treasure frand
has now extended to India, the pro
posed victims being the Indian
princes. This time the treasure
which is sometimes valued at $185,000,
and sometimes at$25,000-lies buried
in the neighborhood of Allahabad,
while tho writer languishes in jail at
Valencia. Of course, he is willing to
send his fourteen-year-old daughter
to India with a plan of the place of
burial, but, alas! he has not sufficient
funds for tbs purpose. Would His
Highness advance the sum? H s re
ward would be a half-share of the
buried treasure. Whether any have
responded to the invitation we know
not, but a warning has now been
issued which may prevent tho princes
refilling what it is hoped ava the de
pleted pockets of the languishing
gontlemau at Yaloupln. -koadqc,
Sanrkraut as aa Appetizer.
IA, reporter who spent some time re
cently among ?h? Pennsylvania Ger
mans of Lancaster County discovered
what will probably be to most people
a distinctly new use for sauerkraut, a
native production of old Lancaster,
and a staple article of food. He h rd
called to see an old friend who keeps
?1 dairy* and found the dairyman in the
act of taking great bunches of succu
lent cabbage from a barrel in the cel
lar. . The odor pervaded the neigh
borhood, and made feiaS the nostrils
of every true and loyal Pennsylvania
"Dutchman" within a distance of
about half a mile. The reporter was
astonished when the dairyman picked
up a bucketful of sauerkraut and car
ried it to his cow stables. The second
animal in the long row of stalls was
a big, strong-boned cow. Her head
was hanging low under the manger,
although there was a plentiful supply
of hay In the rack above. Her ears
had a dejected droop, and her eyes
were half closed. She was evidently
a very sick cow at a time when she
should have been in good spirits, for
among the Pennsylvania Germans it
is still a popular belief that on Christ
mas Eve the cows in their stalls may
bo heard to talk to each other of the
great- event the day comm?mor?tes.
The bucketful of sauerkraut was
dumped into the manger. The cow, by
somefpecullar system of feeling, first
gave evidence of her appreciation by
slowlfr switching her tail, which had
before hung limp and lifeless. Then
she raised ber head, poked her great
muzzle into the kraut, and slowly be
gan to munch the stuff. Fifteen min
utes later she looked quite happy. She
had eaten all the kraut, and was tak
ing great mouthfuls of thc hay. The
dairyman said sauerkraut had long
been known as one of the best things
In ;he world to give a sick cow an ap
We are sure you GO bo*,
obody wants it. But it comes
to many thousands every year,
'tcomes tc those who have had
soughs, and colds until the
throat is raw, and the lining
lembranes of the lungs are
?'nflamed. Stop your cough
/hen it first appears, and you
emove the great danger of
stops coighs of all kinds. It
i does io iecause it is a sooth
ing ant Ji*amrgTVrt..vU7 vf 6.
power Tiis makes it the great
est pisveitive to consumption.
Pvt one of
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
Plasters over your lungs
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Thc Brave Bull, the Cruel Spaniard.
A correspondent describing a bull
fight in Spain lu the Saturday Review,
says: The trumpet sounds again, and
the espada takes bis sword and his
mul?ta, and goes out for the last
scere. This, which ought to be, is not
always, the real climax. The bull is
often by this time tired, has had
enough of the sport, leaps at the bar
rier, trying to get out He is tired of
running after red rags, and he brush
es them aside contemptuously; he
can scarcely be got to show animation
enough to be decently killed. But one
bull that I saw yesterday was splen
didly savage, and fought almost to tho
last running about the arena with the
sword between his shoulders, and that
great red line broadening down each
side of his neck on the black; like a
deep layer.of red paint, one tricks
one's self Into thinking.
He carried two- swords in his neck,
and still fought; when at dast, he, too,
got weary, and he went and knelt
down before the door by which he had
entered, and would fight no more. But
they went up to him from outside the
barrier and drew the swords out
of him; and he got to his feet again,
and stood to be killed.
Politeness io St. Louis.
While Mrs. D. T. Van Dyne was cn
tertaining ber fashionable friends ?
?well-dressed stranger appeared at th?
door and without ceremony said lu
desired to use the parlor while he
bad a fit.
Somewhat astonished, Mrs. Vat
Dyne ushered the stranger in and thei
retired from the room, wondering J
she were being made the victim of ?
The stranger entered a side parlor
lav down on the floor and had his fit
Wheu it was over he thanked his host
ess and departed, without giving hi:
name.-St. Louis correspondent of Th
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is due not only to the originality and
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to the care and ?skill with which it is
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hy the CALIFORNIA FIO SYRUP CO.
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White Victims of Cannibals.
The cannibals of the upper Mobangl
River In Africa, are again making
white men the victims of their appe
tite for human flesh. According to a
despatch from Antwerp, four Belgian
commercial agents, i? the service of
the Aufcwerp Trading Company, have
recently been killed and eaten. The
Mohangl River TS the largest tributary
of the Congo, and no rivers Cf Europe,
except the Volga and Danube, equal lt
in length or In the volume of wa.er.
Its 1,500 miles of river banks are
densely peopled, most of the way, and
the inhabitants are the most inveter
ate cannibal;: vi the Congo basin. lu
other parts of the Congo region the
first explorers were able to buy food
with beads and brass wire, but along
the Mohangl those articles of trade
wore not desired. "Give us men to
eat," shouted the natives, "and we will
give you all the manioc, goats and
cuickens you want. "We don't want
your trade goods, and we will sell you
nothing except for men."
Grenfell, Van Gele and the other
pioneers on the Mohangl used to
tell of the expeditions of large canoes
they met. Hundreds of men were pad
dling up and down the river bound for
destinations sometimes scores of m'les
from their starting point. They were
not on the war-path, but were simply
on their way to other tribes to buy
slaves for consumption, and coming
home the bottoms of their canoes
would be covered with poor wretches
bound hand and foot, whom thty had
-W??1 1rs- CW.-jl
Every year between 480,000,000 and
500,000,000 pounds of Australian wool
are Imported into Great Britain. There
are also imports from South Africa,
South America and other countries,
making the total annual Importation
about 800.000.000 pounds. More than
half of this vast quantity of raw ma
terial is retained for home manufac
ture, but we let more than half the
colonial wool go abroad. The Austra
lian wools are among the finest, and
arc much sought after by Continental
manufacturers. Every country, al
most every district, has its own kind
of wool. It depends ori breed and cli
mate, the character of the country,
and the nature of the pasturage. Tho
dry climate and short herbage of the
Australian colonies produce the finest
Wool comes from the prairies of
South America full of burrs, and a
coarse quality is produced In South
Africa. The condition of the wool as
imported ls also, of course, a prime
element in price, which depends on
whether it ls "greasy" or "scoured,"
'skirty* or stringy, fntty or earthy. The
wants of manufacturers are as varied
ns the qualities of wool. Buyers at the
exchange know exactly what they
want, and can estimate to a nicety
what they ought to pay for it.-Good
Taris Mushroom Caves.
One of the most interesting sights
around Paris is the mushroom caves,
which are nothing more or less than
tunnels containing at intervals of a
lew feet small beds of fertilizer mixed
with virgin soil. The caves where
mushrooms are grown are especially
prepared and great care attention and
are given to their keeping and perfect
Beanty Ia Blood Deep.
Clean blood means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Cascarets, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring up the lazy liver and driving all im
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anish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Cascarets,-beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c.
Its time-tablo folders cost, the Boston &
Maine Railroad Inst year $180.000. simpler
cheaper forms are bein.' used this year, and
nive, it is said, better .-atist'action to tho pat
rons of the road.
To Cure a Cold in Ono Hay.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists refund money if lt falls to cure. 25c.
Watts-I am in favor of America joining
hands with Great Hritaiu in policing the
world. Potts-Good idea. There is a lot nf
money in tho police trade if properly fol
Edncato Vonr Bowels Wltn ?Jascsroti.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10c, 25c. if C. C. C. fall, druggists refund money.
Cultivate the field of lifo clear up to the
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I could not get along without Plso's Cure
for Consumption. Ital ways cures--Mrs. E. C.
MOULTON, Needham, Mass., October 22, 1894.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething.softens tho gums, rednces inflamma
tion.allays paln.curcswtnd colic. 35c.abottlo.
War ls a fatal fallacy, even under its most
beautiful mask of patriotism.
To Caro Constipation Forever?
Take Cascarets Candy Cathartic. lOoorSc.
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2 The Christian runs ahead of the com
a" Sal? Restorer is a Peria
Ambassador Hay's Big Apron.
Colonel Hay, our new Secretary of
State, was, when a hoy, a regular at
tendant of the Presbyterian Sunday
school at Warsaw, 111.
The Sunday school lesson*- partly
consisted of committing to memory
Bible verses, and to attain supremacy
In this created quite a rivalry among
the scholars. John Hay was sure to
:ome out ahead from two to five an
swers, sometimes more, causing those
ot his comrades who were always be
hind him to regard him with envy.
Consequently, when some of those
boys heard that John had to wash
dishes and do the churning for hi?
mother, and, more than all, that he
wore an apron while at these duties,
lils jealous comrades fairly crowed!
One morning it was agreed by his
comrades to get him out of doors
while he had his apron on, and humili
ate him by having two or three girls
whom he rather liked ask him ques
tions in regard to his housework.
Young Hay came out to where the
boys were, and answered the questions
by saying that he washed dishes as
his mother taught him; and then with
twinkling eyes, he gave the dishpan
which he had with him a tremendous
fling, contents and all, drenching who
ever happened to be near enough, and,
laughing loudly, ran into the. kitchen.
Hay and his big apron were never mo
lested after that.-^Chiistlan Endeavoi
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Grip is a treacnerous~ ?lsea.se r You think lt
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Us victims are always left in a weakened
condition-blood impure and impoverished;
nerves shattered. Pneumonia, heart disease
and nervous prostration are often the
Or.Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People will
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When the grip lost visited tbi- section Herman H. Eveler,
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v.-1; t; tho aftor-eflccts of the disease. A year ago his health be
gan to fall, and he was obliged to discou tinue work. That he
lives to-dav ls almosta miracle He says:
"I waa "troubled witta shortness of breath, palpitation of the
heart and a general debility. My back also pained mo severely.
"1 tried one doctor after another and numerous rem?di?e
suggested my friends, but without apparent benefit, and
began to give up hope. Then I saw Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
for Pale People extolled in a St. Louis paper, and after Inves
tigation decided to give them a trial.
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was satisfied that'the pills were putting mo on the road to re
,coverv. I bought two more boxes and continued taking them.
"After taking four bqxesof Dr. Williams' Pink Pills forPalo
People 1 nm restored to good health. I feel Uko a new man, and
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stamp is enclosed.-FromOole Co. Democrat, Jefferson Cxly, Mo.
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50c per box. 6 boxes $2.50.
ERE IT ?8=
The Little Valve Which Has for Hundreds of
Years Prevented the Cure of Diseases
in the Air Passages.
Physicians Witness thc Death of Thousands Annually, Unable
to Reach the Diseased Parts on Account of This Ob
stacle Created by Nature to Protect the Bron
chial Tubes and Lungs.
It ls now ncknowled-cd'by all medical men that this little valve, called the epiglot
tis, has effectively prevented tho cure of Consumption and all deep-seated diseases of the
respiratory organs for hundreds of years, lt is due to Its presence at the entrance of tho
windpipe that all liquid medicines, no matter in what form they are administered or how
minutely dlvidtdby sprays or atomizers, are prevented from entering the bronchial tubes
or lungs; vet, if lt were not for this little valvo, liquids and food would enter these passages
and cnus? Instant strangulation and death. The epiglottis is always open to permit the
passage of air to the lungs, but so constructed that the slightest contraction of tho throat
causes lt to close over the opening to tho windpipe, and prevent the least drop of moisture
from entering the passages which load to the lungs. Try to breathe and swallow at the
same time and you will see how perfectly this little valve does Its work. Is it any wonder,
then, that the number of persons .li?llct?d with Catarrh. Bronchitis nnd Consur.p??on
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