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MONGOOSE IN PORTO RICO
INTRODUCED BY SUGAR PLANTERS
TO KILL OFF THE RATS.
Har? Made Themselves Welcome by Ex
tirpating tb? l'est That Tbreutencd the
Cane-Are Xow Turning Their Atten
tion to Poultry-This Is Frowned Upon.
Tbe zoologist of the Smithsonian in
stitution, who hus just returned from
the ish.nd, says that the mongoose is
at present found all over Porto Rico
from one end of the island to the
other, from the sugar plantations
along the coast to the tops of the
inouutaius of the interior, hut is more
. abundant iu the lowlands. The ani
mal's native home is in India, where
he has a great refutation as a killer of
snakes, and especially the cobra. He
was brought by some enterprising in
dividual from India to Jamaica for the
purpose of killing off the rats that
caused great injury to the sugar cane.
About 1877 a sugar planter in Porto
Eico, who also was troubled by rats,
conceived the idea of bringing the
mongoose iuto that island. On all of
the plantations a number of dogs and
men were kept busy killing rats.
Sometimes hundreds of dollars of
damage would be done to the cane in
a single night. The rats gnawed into
it just above the grouud, so that fer
mentation wonk! set in and the cane
would topple over and be ruined.
Latimer & Co. undertook the intro
duction of the mongoose. They
brought over three or four pairs from
Jamaica, and arranged to keep them
in captivity on an estate a short dis
tance outside of San Juan. They in
tended to breed them until they had
multiplied aud,then release them. It
was not long, however, before the
little animals found the door of their
cage carelessly left open aud escaped
from the inclosnre. They multiplied
very rapidly and in the course of a
few years they were plentiful in that
section. They have since spread over
the the eutire island.
The traveler nowadays sees them
frequently gliding across the road
from the hedge on one side into that
on the other. It is customary to use
for fences the ordinary barbed wire,
stretched on posts, and beside it to
plant a species of brumilla, Avhich has
stiff leaves three inches wide and
about four to five feet long, with keen
hooks half an inch or more in length,
thickly distributed over the outer
edge, with their points sticking toward
th'e-Top of the leaf. As eacb plant has
from twenty to forty leaves, growing
up somewhat like a century plant, and
as they soon multiply and additional
plants spring up until the hedge be
comes from fifteen to forty feet wide,
it can readily be seen that it makes a
most complete barrier and at the same
time the finest of covers for the mon
goose. It is practically impossible to
drive it out or in any way exterminate
The sugar planters seam to be fairly
well satisfied with the result of the
introduction of the mongoose, aud say
that it has reduced the number of rats
so that now they do comparatively
little damage. But most of the other
people of the island, especially the
poor and those engaged in raisiug
poultry, are unqualified in their con
demnation of the mongoose.
The rats have adapted themselves
to the^ new element that has been
brought into the contest for life, and
now build their nests in the trees. ;
They pref er the cocoanut palm when I
it eau be had, and in many places the i
trunks of these trees have been en
circled by a wide band of tin or sheet
iron, . which prevents the rats from
climbing. Rats also live to some ex
tent iu other trees, especially in the
royal palm, and occasionally in the
thatched roofs of bail dings.
The closest relative to the mon
goose we have in the Ignited States is
the weasel. The mongoose is about
tweuty inches long, of which a little
less than half is tail; has rather short
legs, a nose little more poirfted than
that of the weasel, and is covered with
a thick coat of coarse, rusty gray hair.
It is called by the people of Porto
Rico an "ardilla," which is the name
given in Mexico and the southwest to
the squirrel. It is also known as the
While introduced for the purpose
of killing rats, the mongoose has
shown a lively appetite for j^onltry,
and has become a pest to the natives,
nearly all of whom raise more or less
fowl. The animal eats all kinds of
small animals living on the ground,
including spider?, snakes and lizards.
The islaud of Vieques, off the coast of
Porto Rico, and belonging to the
United Statea, has had the mongoose
a much shorter time, and the people
there say that before the auimal was
introduced snakes were quite com
mon. Jiow one is rarely seen. On the
island of Culebra, close by, there is
no mongoose and snakes are quite
common. ^ .
The snakes of Porto Rico and the
adjacent islands include one small boa
and one or two species resembling our
common garter snake. Xone of (hem
is poisonous. It may be sai:l that no
poisonous snakes are found in any of
the islands this side of Martinique.
While Porto Rico has an i.bnndauce
of big centipedes and some very large
spiders, their bites seem to be less
poisonous than those of the corre
sponding species in our own south
western states. There is a small scor
pion found there, however, whose
sting is perhaps worse than the bites
of either of the others.'
Judging by the habits of its specie
the mongoose lives in a nest iu the :
helge, although I must say that I
have never seen a nest. It is proba
ble, however, that their nests are
lined with soft grass and material of
that kind. Wherever there is a
crevice in the rocks conveniently at
hand they make their home. The
habits of the mongoose are similar to
those of the weasel. It preys mostly
at night. It is said than in Jamaica
tbe mongoose has so largely exter
minated the ground birds and other
animals that live on- insects, that
the ticks have increased in number
until they threaten *o cut down the
numbers of the mongoose. But in
Porto Rico there is no sign of the
mongoose being troubled by ticks.
The pelt of the mongoose has no com
mercial value so far as I know, and I
could not learn that they were hunted
to any extent. It may be that natives
who have suffered loss of chickens
through the visits of the mongoose re
taliate by hunting them. I am not
a ?rare that there is any law in Porto
Piico prohibiting the killing of the
Vernal* Physician* In Kur-sia.
After a long and patient struggle
the womel physicians in Russia have
secured a decree placing them upon au
equality, both socially and politically,
with the male physicians in the era
i ire. All official positions will be
ope ! to the a equally with men, and
they will be entitled to pensions after
ba required length of service,- and
this whether or ::ot they are married.
-Medical Ker ord,
HEALING IN HIS BREATH.
The Alleged Remarkable Power of a Fire
man in an Ohio City.
An occult power is attributed to
"Whitey" Davis, one of the members
of the Columbus (Ohio) fire depart
ment. By the use of a mysterious
charm, which he claims is of Indian
origiu, he is able to stop the flow of
blood from wounds and to absolutely
cure pain even that resulting from
severe bums. Davis's mysterious
powers have been thoroughly tested
and have never failed. But he will
offer no explanation of the manner rn
which he works the wonders at
tributed to him.
Little Edna Walls, the four-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Walls
of 520 West Second avenue, in Colum
bus, was playing about the open grate
while her mother was preparing the
bed for her reception. In some man
ner little Edna got too close to the
Are, and the skirts of her dress
caught. In a moment she was envel
I oped in flames.
When Mrs. Walls had extinguished
the flames she found her darling's face
had been burned in such horrible
fashion that it was almost unrecogniz
able. Tho eyes had been spared, hap
pily, but it was feared that the child
would die simply from the pain of the
wounds. The Walls home is near the
honse of the North Columbus fire
company, and there the distracted
mother sent for help. Davis re
sponded. He took the screaming
child in his arms, breathed upon her
wounds and muttered gutteral words
in au undertone. Little Edna's pain
seemed to be lessened, and though
she still Buffered it was noticeably
abated. Davis repeated the per
formance, passiug his hands gently
over the charred surface aud mutter
iug his charm. In five minutes the
child wa3 asleep and breathing calmly,
her pain and suffering forgotten.
At this point the physician who had
been called arrived, but declined to
do anything for the child. "?She's
doing well enough," he declared, and
beyond applying a few simple lotions
he left no medicines. Mrs. Walls's
hands had been burned in extinguish
ing the flames upon the child, how
ever, and them he treated. The
! child's wounds healed safely and she
never suffered a recurrence of paiu.
On the other hand, her mother con
stantly suffered from the healing
burns, as Davis never tried the magic
of his healing on them.
This is by no means an isolated iu
stance of Davis's powers. As a mem
ber of a fire company ho frequently
has opportunity to heal burns and cuts
for his companions. He has never
? failed. A cut from which blood flows
! in streams yields to his soft breathing
aud muttered charm. The blood dries
up, aud though tho wouud remains
open, it heals as if by some magic in
fluence. The man himself is appar
ently impervious to pain.
Davis is .small of stature, being
5 1-2 feet tall and weighing about 125
pounds. His black eyes and hair lend
' credence to the tales of his compan
! ions, who assert that he is of Indian
j ancestry. This belief . is unfounded,
; however, as he comes from the purest
! Welsh blood. Assistant Chief Jen
I kins Daniels of the fire department is
j one of his closest frieuds and a firm
j believer in his powers. A peculiar
j thing about Davis's power is that it
has no apparent dependence upon the
subject. Whether the one that asks
that his pain be relieved believes in
Davis's power or not makes no differ- ,
ence. A few muttered words a soft
breath and a caress of Davis's hands
and the work is done, the pain is
stopped and the blood ceases to flow.
A Great Hound.
The greatest fox chase of which
; there is any record took place in the
; neighborhood of Long Branch, in
j Meade county, Ky., the other week.
: Ben Matthews, a colored man living
; at Long Branch has a foxhound named
. Queen. One evening that week, when
' the air was soft, Queen and her com
; pallion, Dou, together with Jim Bick
I erstalFs "Old Maje," started for the
j hills near by, and were not long ab
j sent when they started a vigorous old
j fox. By their vigorous mouthings it
j was known that they had a warm scent
I and were on the trail of a fox of fine
j staying qualities. For several hours
during the night the residents of that
vicinity could hear all three hounds
together, aud then the two male dogs
dropped out of the ruu, leaving Queen
to keep up che chase alone. All night
long she followed the trail, and along
toward morning was joined by some
fresh hounds, who stayed with her for
a few hours, fell out, rested up and
joined in the chase again at intervals
during the next twenty hours.
On the second day of the chase Will
LaGrand's "Tige," a hound noted for
its staying qualities, joined her aud
I remained until the close of the run.
j Queen was on the run, without rest,
the entire thirty-six honrs consumed
in the chase. She stopped only when
she had run reynard to cover. After
she had accomplished this she lay
dowe and gunrded the burrow, and
when found by her owner was so stiff
and sore that she could not move a limb
and had to be carried to ilie house.
Matthews,her owner, thinks she is tho
best foxhound on earth, aud would not
trade her for the best horse in Ken
tucky.-Breekiuridge (Ky.) News.
Cheating a City.
When a clerk who is earning a sal
ary of ?23 a week puts aside in th?
bank more than $6000 in one year,
mere frugality is not sufficient to ex
plaiu the transaction.
That was the record of a clerk who
had charge of the rolls in the paving
division of the Boston street depart
ment two or three years ago. When
he was transferred to another division
two things happened. His savings
ceased and some queer dealings came
to light. For two years, at intervals,
the courts at Boston have been inves
tigating these dealings. The over
thrifty clerk has been tried, first in
company.with one contractor and then
with another,on charges of conspiracy
to defraud the city.
The method of fraud was simple.
The contractors were credited with
more work than they did, and with
some which they did not do at all.
One of them was proved to have drawn
over $2000 for teaming during a perio I
when he had not furnished a single
Proper Length of the Foot.
A perfectly formed foot should, ac
cording to anatomists be as long as
the bone in the forearm, which ex
tends from the elbjw to the joint of
the wrist. This seems to be abnor
mally long m a tall person, but is the
measurement taken by artists. Ot'
course arms are sometimes out o; pro
portion, being far to short for the
general height, but it is rare that an
arm is too long for the stature of a
Two letters oi Mary Qneen of Scots,
written just before her execution, cost
an English collector $20,000.
Eros is the name selected for thu
newly discovered little planet between
Mars and the sun by Herr Witt, tho
discoverer, though Mr. S. C. Chand
ler of Cambridge, Mass., the astrono
mer who has compute:! tho planet's
orbit, pleaded to have it called Pluto
Mr. Chandler's computation has been
verified by examination of the star
photographs taken at the Harvard ob
servatory station at Areqniba in Peru.
A writer in Cosmos, M. Emile Ma
son, argues that the East Indian du
gong or lamatin is tho natural founda
tion for tho myths of sirens, nereida,
and tritons. A female dugong re
cently captured in the Red sea has a
head and bust which, wheu seen at
some little distance, might be taken
for-a mermaid. The lamatin has also
a vibrant voice, and these two coni
biued make a good base for the theory
which the writer has advanced with a
good deal of elaboration.
Sunlight, says the laufet, has a
well-known effect upon the life of
pathogenic organisms. Direct sun
light will kill tubercle bacilli in a few
hours or perhaps in a few minutes,
whereas they will livo for days if ex
posed-toa very strong diffused day
light. The exhilarating' effect of a
burst of sunshine iu pring is prob
ably not d' . ._,re luminosity, but
to an increased actiuic action, a chem
ical action which we caunot very well
explain, but which every oue feels.
In estimating, therefore, tho value of
a health resort, the amount of this
actinic value in the sunshine ought to
be takeuiuto account, no less than the
number of days upon which the sun
shines during the month or tho year.
The breeding of orchids has received
much attention in recent years, both
in Europe and America, with results
of the greatest interest to the natural
history student. Up to 1860, states
Mr. C. C. Hurst, but four flowered
orchids, raised from distinct crosses,
were recorded; in 1890, about 200 had
beeu enumerated, while there arc now
on record no less thau 800. Of these
800, about 100 are generic hybrids,
the parents belonging to different gen
era. About 500 are primary hybrids;
that is, hybrids of the first generation
between two different species, about
270 are secondary hybrids, and 30 are
tertiary. No hybrid orchid of the
fourth generation has been known to
flower. These experiments have dem
onstrated the existence of natural
hybrids, formerly thought to be im
possible, have proven that hybrids aro
very fertile, removing an objection to
the theory of the evolution of species
admitted by Darwin, and have sug
gested that hybridization has been one
of nature's rapid and effective means
of creating new species more fitting
for life under new conditions.
The progress of the various re
searches into tbs origin of malaria,
is a subject of considerable interest,
and medical meu are gratified to hear
of steady advances in the prosecution
of several investigations. In the pro
ceedings of the Reale Accademia dei
Lincei the work of Messrs. Bastianeiii,
A. Biguami, aud Grassi is describe:!,
and it is stated that they have suc
ceeded in tracing the development of
the semilunar bodies in the medial in
testine of Anopheles claviger kept at
suitable temperature after these- in
sects had drawn blood from individ
uals suffering from ostivi-autnmnal
malaria. They have also been able to
obtain spring fever by allowing one of
the insects to pierce the' skin of a per
son who had not previously been
affected by malaria, and who was liv
ing in a locality where the disease was
not experienced. In an elaborate
series of researches they have proved
that the malarial parasite is an authen
tic case of hetorcEcism, where the same
organism appears uud^r different
forms. It is of interest to know that
concurrently with these observations
the life cycle of a parasite of the bat
has been studied, which apparently
undergoes similar alternations of gen
erations, the intermediary host being
an insect. These conclusions are in
agreement with previous investiga
tions in the malarial parasites of birds,
and are considered substantial addi
tions to tho knowledge of the subjects
liow possessed by scientists.
'VERY CENTLE SAVACES.
Visit?n? Inspect Samoan Camps WliMo
thc Fifchters ICcst from Battle.
The Samoans impress all travelers
as a very agreeable people, habitually
gentle in peace and habitually brave
in war. "Gentle when stroked, fierce
when provoked." They have a strong
strain of chivalry in their disposition
which has besn manifested iu many
ways. A Boston gentleman who re
cently visited Apia gives in a private
letter, from which we are permitted
to quote, a description of Mataafa's
army in camp after one of the battles
which have been fought between the
rival claimants to the Samoan throne.
"We went all about among tbs huts
where the savages ware resting after
tho battle and making preparations for
the next right. Altogether it was a
very peaceful scene, for their arms
were all concealed under the mats on
which the meu sat, aud mary of the
soldier, wer-- accompanied by eir
wives and children. They were amus
ing themselves by smoking and beat
iug on tomtoms. The Samoans are a
most amiable race, of savages, and
white people are always perfectly safe
among 1hem. Everywhere we were
greeted with smiles aud friendly uods
and tho salutation, 'Talofa,' which
means 'Love to yon !' from meu,
women and children.
"Oue instance of their friendly feel
ing occurred during the big battle. A
white man who lived on the street
where they were fighting saw that two
of his horses ha 1 strayed ont right
between the hostile lines. He didn't
want to lose them, and he didu't want
to venture out in the line of fire, bo
he stuck a white i'ag out of his win
dow. Upon seeing it both chiefs or
dered their men to stop firing, and
hostilities were suspended while the
white mau went out aud calmly drove
his horses to a place of shelter. Then
they went at it again."
They are people who need but a
sympathetic association with white
people to acquit e the virtues of civil
ization without, losing their own ex
cellent qualiti?s or native kindness
and courtesy. -Bostou Transcript
A nnffline Sign.
"What's the matter with you?"
asked the friend.
"I haven't the least idea," an
swered tue very cynic il invalid.
"The surgeons ave going to operate
for appendicitis."-Washington Star.
Will Sonsi Sti iUo Tf-rrn Firma.
The Inexperienced-He says he can
hardly restrain himself from falliug
down and worshiping her.
The Rejected-Toll him uot to get
nervous; she'll throw him down soon
The.Sexton In New York City.
"Sexton and Undertaker" Is the sign
nsunlly found affixed to or near the
New York churches, but it does not
mean that the sexton actually con
ducts an undertaker's establishment
He merely contract.*", for the funerals
of ibo members of the congregation
and sublets the work to what are
known as wholesale undertakers, who
attend to this class of work exclusive
, A twenty per cent, commission Is
the sexton's share of the proceeds, and
taking into consideration the large
membership ol' some of the New York
churches and the elaborate funerals
that take place almost daily, it can
read.ly be seen that to he a sexton is
an honorable calling-for it is a busi
ness that brings in the coin. The pro
fits of a sexton in one of the large
downtown churches is estimated at
$10,000 annually from his funeral bus
iness alone. Weddings are not so
profitable, but they do fairly well and
are cheerful. He collects the pew
rents and takes his habitual commis
sion, he gets $10 for digging a grave
nnd hires a mere laborer to do the
the work for !?4: he is paid for opening
the church and for closing it, and a
few other things that keep him from
starvation. But there is one thing
he must look sharp after, and that is
his collections. It is a peculiar fact,
but people will stand off a funeral bill
as long and af callously PS any other,
-Detroit Free i t^ss.
The Power of "Storm.
Tho Cayman Islands in the West Indies
woro nearly overwhelmed by the recent storm
Even apparently secure things are not safo.
Even If you have lienlth bo on your guard.
Disenso works stealthily-it undermines and
troublo occurs where it is least expected. An
occasional dos* of Host-Otter's Stomach Bit
ters will keep the bowels regular, the stomach
sweet and dlscaso at bny. If you have indi
gestion and constipation try it. lt cures.
Discretion is the sait, and fancy the sngar
of life; the one preserves, the other sweet
ens it. __^_
Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoko lour Life AM cy.
To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag?
nctlc. full of life, nerve and vigor, taite No-To
Bac, tho wonder-worker, that makes weak men
strong. All druggists, 50s or Ci. Cure guaran
teed Booklet and samplo free. Address
Sterling Eemedy Ca, Chicago or New York.
Inconsistency with pase views or conduct
may be but a mark of increasing knowledge.
"He Laughs Best
Who Laughs Last."
A hearty laugh indicates a
degree of good health obtain
able through pure blood. As
but one person in ten has
pure blood, the other nine
should purify the blood with
Hood's Sarsaparilla. Then
they can laugh first, last and
all the time, for perfect hap
piness comes with good health
Hood's I'll!? turo liver IUK ; ttio non-lrrltntlnf: and
only cathartic :<>_l tko with Hood'? .S:ir*iiparllla.
Wonderful Memory for Faces.
It is well known that Henry Clay
was remarkable for his recollection of
faces. The following curious illustra
tion of this wonderful power occurred
at Clinton, while he was on his way to
The cars stopped for a few minutes,
when an eccentric, but strong-minded,
man made his way up to him, ex
claiming as he did so, "Don't introduce
me, for I want to see if Mr. Clay will
i know me."
"Where did I know you?" asked Mr.
"In Kentucky," answered the old
Mr. Clay struck his long, bony finger
upon his forehead, as if in deep
thought. Then noticing that the man
had but one eye, he asked, "Have you
. lost that eye since I saw you, or had
you lost it before?"
"Since," was the reply. .
"Then turn the sound side of your
face to me that I may get your pro
Mr. Clay paused a moment, his
thoughts running back many years.
"I have it!" he cried. "Did you not
give me a verdict as juror, at Frank
fort. Ky., in the great case of the
United States versus Innis, twenty-one
"I did! I did!" exclaimed the over
"And is not your name Hardwicke?"
"It is, it is," cried Dr. Hardwicke,
bursting into tears. "Didn't I tell you,"
he said to his friends, "that he would
know me, though I have never once
seen him during all these j-earsi
Great men never forget faces."
Christian Endeavor World.
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No matter how ill th
through the daily tasks and pil
This is heroic but a penalty '
A woman in New Matamor
Miis. ISABELL BRADFIELD, tell
following letter how she fou
disease of the feminine orgi
finally forced to take to her b
"DEAR MRS.*PINKHAM-I fe
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suffered for nine years, and sc
time I could uot stand on my
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Seven different <
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The present Mrs. Pinkham'j
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Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham, and i
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noss, advising and helping b
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Rici Baronet Who Died In an Old Garret
Sir Henry Delves Broughton has just
died, in England, ninety-one years old.
He was one of the most eccentric
members of the baronetage. For years
he never crossed-the threshold of the
hou?e in which he elected to live the
life of a recluse. He passed his time
almost exclusively in the room in
whfch eventually he was found dead.
The cause of his death was senile de
cay; There was no one with him when
Cte of the things which seemed to
afford him especial delight was to pa
per the walls of his garret over and
ovei again with pictures cut from the
various illustrated papers. A dressing
govin was his chief article of attire.
His meals were placed outside his
roon at stated intervals. He had a
strong aversion to medical men, and
any buslness had to be transacted with
the?aronet on one side and his interro
gat r -on the other side of the partly
Tl ? rent roll of this eccentric baronet
amounted to $150,000 a year, and he
hal '.eft personality to the amount of
$7^*000.-New York Press.
f_A?? Sharks Afraid of Noise.
^5 ^owardihe"ss~??"sharks ls well
kuo.'c among men who have been
muci to sea in southern waters in:
fest d by man eaters. The fiercest
shaik will get out of the seaway in a
verjj great hurry if the swimmer,
not! ing its approach, sets up a noisy
spla hing. A shark is in deadly fear
of my sort of living thing that
splashes in the water. Among the
Sou? Sea Islands the natives never go
to sia bathing alone, but always in
partes of half a dozen or so, in order
that they may make the greatest hub
bub in the water, and thus scare the
sharks away. Once in a while a too
ventireome swimmer among the na
tives foolishly detaches hiiusei- from
his fwimming party and momentarily
forgets to keep up his splashing. Then
there ls a swish, and the man eater
comts up beneath him like a flash and
lili.vino and Henson.
There is a new song going the rounds
of th3 press and it runs as follows:
Wo don't want to buy at your place,
We won't trndo there any more;
You'll bo sorry when you soe us
Going in some other store.
You can't sell us any stalo goods,
Wo havo oponed wldo our eyes ;
We don't want to trade at your store,
? Cause you do not advertise.
men seem more important than
tey feel, they drag themselves
e up trouble,
has to be
s in the
el :t my duty to write to you to
ia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
edicine in the world like it. I
?metimes for twelve weeks at a
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ihe, and headache ali the time,
?oetors treated me. Some said
have to go to the hospital and
operation performed. But oh 1
.nkfuljl am that I did not, that
I tried your Vegetable Com
pound instead. I cannot say
too much in its praise, nor
thank you enough for what it
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to publish this in all the papers
for the good of other
The wives and
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are given to over
work. Let them be
wise in time and at
the first indication
of female trouble
write to Mrs. Pink
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5 experience in treating female
she worked side by side with
br sometime past has had sole
department of her great busi
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To cure, or
The Pews Of Shakespeare's Church.
"I hear from an American corre
jpondent," says Truth, of London,
'that a number of chairs with carved
backs, purporting to be made from the
wood of pews in the parish church at
3tratford-on-Avon, are now offered for
sale at Boston, Mass. The backs of
the chairs are elaborately carved, and
ire surmounted by a reproduction of
the ^rince of Wales' crest, and the
:haiacter of the construction and carv
ing h?s suggested some doubt about
the authenticity of these relics. I
should be sorry to express an opinion
an the subject one way or another, but
the parish church of Stratford has
been restored and restored to such an
extent of late years that there can be
very little left of the. original fabric
left on the spot by this time, and frag
ments of it are no doubt scattered
all over the face of the earth. It may
be that some one who knows more on
the subject than I do can throw some
light on the fate of the old pews."
The Royal Academy of Science, of
Amsterdam, has paid a delicate compli
ment to the English-speaking world by
ordering that its transactions shall in
future be printed in English, Instead
of the native Dutch, in order that they
may be more available to the scienti
fic world at large.
Are You Using Allen's Foot-Kase?
It is the only euro for Swollen, Smarting,
Tired, Aching, Burning, Sweating Feet,
Corns and Bunions. Ask for Allen's Foot
Ease, a powder to be shaken into the shoes.
Sold by all Druggists, Grocers and Shoe
Stores, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Address
Allen S. Olmsted, LeRoy, N. Y.
It ie wonderful how near concei? is to
Ko-To-Dac for Fifty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weak
men strong, blood pure. Wc, 01. AU druggists.
A nowtrolloy wheel and replacer has just
rccontlybecn invonted which claims to au
tomatically replace the wire by Bpiral
Try "TIz-a-Kure" for Dyspepsia.
This ls a grand now remedy for all stomach
troubles. Many people suffer all the timo,
when they can easily be relieved and cured.
This remedy ls In tablet form In a small box
easily carried In tho vost pocket, ready ata mo
ment's notice to be taken when distress ls felt.
If your druggist does not havo lt send 25c, or If
you prefer to try lt first, send for free sample
Tizakuro Co., Tarpon Springs, Fla.
I have found Piso's Cure for Consumption
an unfailing medicine.-F. It. L?TZ, 1305Scott
St.. Covington, Ky., Oct. 1,1891.
We will give S100 reward for any cos? of ca
tarrh thatcannot be cured with Hall's Catarrh
Cure. TaKen internally.
F. J. CHENEY & Co., Props., Toledo, O.
Without constancy there is neither love, ?
friendship nor virtue in tho world.
To Caro Constipation Forevers
Taite Cascare ts Candy Cathartic. 10c or 250.
*t C. C. C. fail to cure, druggists retond money.
True dignity is never gained by place and
never lost when honors are withdrawn.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing SyrtiD for children
leethlncr.softens tbepums. reducesinflamma
Uon,allays pain.cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
Man generally proposes, but God always
Educate Your Bowels With Caacareti.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10c, 25c. If C. C. C. fail, druggists refund money.
Put no trust in him that hath once broken
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TRADE MARK RIOMTJRID
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-T?-R?f? Sold and guaranteed by all drag
I U'DMU nuts to CV HE Tobacco Habit*
A Dress of Spider's Web.
One of thc promised wonders of the
Paris exposition of 1900 is to be a dress
made of spider's web. The idea is by
no means novel, for Reaumur and
other men of science long ago thought
that the delicate threads spun by the
common or garden spider might be
utilized for industrial purposes, and
so far back as in 1709 some small
articles-such as socks and mittens
of this material were submitted to the
Academy des Sciences. But there was
an unsurmountable difficulty in domes
ticating the varieties of the insect
found or in collecting their product in
a wild state. Father Cambone, how
ever, a Catholic missionary in Mada
gascar, has discovered a big spider,
known to the Hovas as a halabe, which
can bo induced, under the influence of
chloroform, to yield some 4,000 yards
of thread per month, and this thread
is so strong as to bear a weight of over
half a pound, and so elastic as to
stretch more than twelve per cent, of
its length. In the school of military
ballooning cords made from the new
material have been used with much
success for the netting of balloons,
combining, as they do, the maximum
of strength and elasticity with the
minimum of weicht.
Beauty Is 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
unties from the body. Begin to-day to
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.
He that does not esteem any of the virtues
can best assume the appearance of them all.
A Wonderful General Remedy.
Dr. Sloan's Liniment ls known by horsemen
thc world over. Tho la? that lt can bo used In
any way that any liniment can bo used makes
lt invaluable for strains, sprains, soreness In
muscles and similar purposes. Tho fact, fur
tbormoro, that this remedy ls remarkable in
its penetrating qualities ls greatly In Its favor.
Where Sloan's Liniment ls used tho necessity
of excessive rubbing ls done away with, ns lt
penetrates quickly to tho seat of the trouble
and thus rolloves pain without the necessity of
undue friction, which is Hablo to make swollen
or inflamed Joints, tender muscles and tendouB
' still worse. Dr. Sloan's Liniment can bo given
with groat advantago Internally In cases of
colic, cramp, etc. This famous remedy will
! also bo found as valuable for the use of man,
either internally or externally.
A copy of lils Treatise on tho Horse, which is
replete with much useful and valuable Informa
tion in regard to tho caro of this noble animal,
! will bo sent to any person writing Dr. Sloan,
I Boston, Mass., for it.
It startles a person when he is seriously
called old for the first time.
Old Case of Tetter in Toes.
"CRAWFORDVIIXE, Fia.: Tetterine ls worth
more than its weight in gold to me. One appll
cation cured me of totter in my toes of seven (7)
years'standing. John M. Towles." It cures all
skin diseases. At drueglsts 50 cents box, or by
mall postpaid from J.T.Shuptrlno,Savannah,Ga.
It ls said,~that in Stuttgart, Ger
many, all horse trucks and wagons are
to be banished from the streets after a
certain period of time._
money refunded by your i
Medicine of A
Old friends, old wine,
trusty kinds. For half a
has Seen the Sarsaparilla ;
when they were sick and wai
is none too good for you, yt
of Ayer*s Sarsaparilla cont
the ordinary kind.
I'^tol Philippine Bonnets.
The hat of a Philippine woman Is
useful In almost any emergency. .It is
made of palm leaf or rattan, and has
a brim so wide that it serres as an um
brella In case of need. Two women
may sometimes be seen sheltered un
der one hat as they cross the street in
the rain. But this broad-brimmed hat
is not only an umbrella and a head
covering, it answers well as a basket,
and in the market the women display
their fruit, or fish upon It, placing lt on
the ground before them.-Scientific
"Were there no extenuating circum
stances connected with the case?"
"No, nothing but attenuated cir
"What do yon mean by that?"
The defendant's circumstances wert
BO reduced that he could not afford tc
engage a competent attorney."
An Excellent Combination,
The pleasant method and beneficia
effects of the well known remedy
STRUP OF FIGS, manufactured by tm
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO., illustr?t!
the value of obtaining the liquid laxa
tive principles of plants known to b'
medicinally laxative and presentinj
them in the form most refreshing to th'
taste and acceptable to the system. I
is the one perfect strengthening laxa
tive, cleansing the system effectually
dispelling colds, headaches and^ fever
gently yet promptly and enabling on
to overcome habitual constipation pei
manently. Its perfect freedom fror
every objectionable quality and sut
stance, and its acting on the kidneys
liver and bowels, without v. eakenin;
or irritating them, make it the idea
In the process of manufacturing fig
are used, as they are pleasant to th
taste, but the medicinal qualities of th
remedy are obtained from senna an
other aromatic plants, by a metho
known to the CALIFORNIA FIG SYRU
Co. only. In order to get its beneficii
effects and to avoid imitations, pleas
remember the full name of the Compan
printed on the front of every packag<
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CC
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. *
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For sale by all Drujfjrists.-Price 50c. per bott!
Slight Be Useful.
"Mammy," said Pickaninny Jin
"I'se gwinter be one er dese hypnot
"Yoh Ink somebody in de eye ai
he des nach'ly goes to sleep."
"Well, don't yon go was'in' yoi
time. Dan's sleepfulness 'nuff in d
here worl' an'-" She paused sudde
ly, and afetcr a moment of tboug
added: "Jimmie, does yoh 'magi:
yoh could do dat to a chickin?"
merchant, so why a?t_try
yarilla is the
luid Lang Syne
and the old doctor are the
which the people hace bought
ited to be cured. If the best
DU will get Ayer's. Ohe bottle
ains the strength of three o*
THE REASON WHY
For man or beast
Excels-is that it Penetrates
tc the seat of the troubl? im
mediately and without irrita
ting rubbing-and kills the
Family and Si nb lo Strom
Sold by Dealers generally.
I Or. Earl S. Sloan, Boston, hi aaa.
Hartford and Vedette
NEW MODELS FOR 1899.
Columbia Bevel-Gear Ghainiess, $75
Columbia Chain Wheels, . .50.
Vedettes, .... $25, 26
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If afflicted with
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H fffc over 20 decrees colder than HAP
8 ?. used in ref ri curators Jn?t like I ll E
? ^ a perfect substitute tor m ir mm
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Regulates the Bowels,
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