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| FOE WOMAN'S BENEFIT.
Bich llcels Fashionable.
High heels ave announced from
London. According to the report,
they are in demand for "ladies mov
ing in the highest circles of society."
JAs the heels ar? from 8 1*2 to 6 inches
in height, there cnn be no question as
to the elevated position of those who
I Rings for Athletic Girls.
' Curious little finger rings, symbol
izing in design the various sumner
sports, aro worn by athletic girls and
make pretty and appropriate prizes
for golf matches, boat races, etc. Tl?
golf ring is a golf stick twisted into a
oircle.Jthe gold is corrugated to repro
duce tho heavy, leather-covered bnu
dle, and a pearl ball ornaments the
tip. The rowing ring is h0'ht-, deli
cately made anti very pretty. Tht oar
is the thin, curved spoon Oar of the
racing shell. The hunting ring is a
born twisted into a circle with a fox's
head for an ornament. A riding crop
with a horse's head is a pretty device
also. None of these riugs aro very
expensive, although the luxurious may
embellish and elaborate them, having
the.heads of . diamonds, etc. In the
simpler form they seem far more ap
propriate and in better form.
TTow Mm Parnell Lives.
' It will no doubt interest your read
ers to know (writes a Plymouth cor
respondent) that Mrs. Parnell hns re
cently leased Trematon C?stle, near
here. There she now lives in utter se
clusion, neither visiting nor visited,
aud, ns far as I know, rarely steps
outside her grounds except to attend
the Church of St. Stephen's-by-Sal
tasa, near by. Her present home is
of, the utmost old-world beauty, a great
portion of it still being exactly as it
was originally erected by its feudal
builders. The castle stands high and
alone, enbosomed in profuse foliage,
successfully isolated from th? environ
ment of its Cornish surroundings, but
still, of course,indissolubly connected
with English history. From the casual
glimpse one catches of the famous
ch?telaine m church one can gain
some idea of the overmastering charm
nnd irresistible sweetness of her man
ner. Mrs. Parnell, I believe, is pos
sessed of some wealth, and recently,
as a sister of Sir Evelyn Wood, she
successfully contested a probate suit,
which greatly added to her means.
London Mainly About People.
A Romance of Real Life.
The Duchess of Arcos, wife of the
new Spanish minister to the United
States, was Virginia Woodbury Lowery
of Washington, D. C. A distinguished
ancestor, Daniel Woodbury of New
England, once held the position of
secvctavy ot the treasury under Jack
son, am.- was afterwards a justice of
the supreme court. Montgomery
B'air, a cabinet officer during the ad
ministration of Lincoln, was of the
same family. . ' x
The-romantic courtship of the Duke
ard Duchess of Arcos began over
twenty years ago. At that time he
was young Count Brunetti of the
Spanish legation in Washington, an
under secretary, whose admiration for
the boautiial Miss Lowery resulted in
an engagement, to which the parents
objected on account of the youth of
their daughter, and the fact that Count
Brunetti was appointed to a remote
South American post, where months
were required to send a commuuica1
The engagement was of eighteen
years'duration, and Count Brunetti
in that time inherited estates and a
title in Spain. When he returned to
Washington he found Miss Lowery
even more beautiful in her maturity
than when he had left her. Mrs.Low
ery, who was an invalid; died shortly
before the wedding of her daughter,
which occurred in August, 1895, at the
summer home of the family in New
London, Conu., aud was quietly cele
brated. -Harper'^ Bazar.
Lace Coat for the l?own.
! Every gown has a lace coat nowa
days, and probably no fashion of the
last quarter of a century has won a
fonder place in the hearts of women?
The coats are not only pretty in thei
?elves, but are so useful, so dresS
and so^universally becoming that only
the very diminutive woman has any
reason not to wear one. Handsome
lace is usuallv so much "capital" to
the woman who has to dress well, and
a lace coat is a veritable economy. It
is elaborate enough for most formal
occasions, it eau be worn with differ
ent gowns and it lends beauty And
brightness to a plain, unpretentious
frock ns nothing else could. Two
very beautiful evening dresses, made
with'lnce coats, were made for a re
cent-bride. The first was a rose pink
satin, with tight skirt ornamented at
the hem with several rows of tucks.
Thc lace c at was sewn with tur
quoises .nml.pcarls, and. a little, blue
tulle was lightly swathed iaround the
sljciiiders and formed the long sleeves,
which,'fell we'll over' the haiids. The
second frock had a plain lace coat of
(*'cutaway" shape, but it reached to
within half a yard of the bottom of tho
skirt at the back. It was slightly full
at the waist, and drawn through an
old p^arl aud paste buckle at the back.
It was worn over a skirt of deliciously
fresh lettaee-green mousseline de-soie.
At the centre of the low bodice was a
posy of Parma violets and a cluster of
pink roses nestling in a bunch of lace.
-New York Commercial Advertiser.
Sr*?l Life of ii Queen.
' The evident beauty of the Russian
empress'face is so overshadowed by
an expression of patient, pathetic
melancholy that she arouses sympathy
and curiosity in every one. Undoubt
edly the czarina is not a happy wom
an. Russia-n 'empresses have lit : le
enough to iuspire conte.it, and this
pale, pretty creature with the sad eyes
and mouth eudures daily such tests of
her physical strength and moral cour
age as few American women would
care or consent for nil the Russian
state andr pey er. to, undergo. Her
husband, on the whole, is a kindly
youug-man,-who is considerate, even
affectionate, but he can do very little
to mitigate the severe, even crnel
Russian oourt etiquette to^vhich-she
must bow; with her hs shares the daily
terror.of assassination, and with his
people he laments the fact that the
empress has not yet given an. heir to
In spite of her beauty an.l her vir
tues, the empress is not loved by the
Russian people nor consulted and con
fided in by her husband as her mother
in-law, Empress Dagmar, the dow
ager, was. She has neither the robust
physique nor. the ambitions interests
of the clever dowager, and court in
trigues, squabbles and etiquette dis
tress, disgust and fatigue he.-1. It is a
iaot well kuown- that up to the very
day before her 'bothvothal she resisted
.fte change of'her velif??on and Chris*
tian name? that every Russian empress
consort must yield to; ?gain and again
shebas fainted at the long receptions,
bails and reviews, through which, in
spite of her illness, she is obliged to
stand, and the only true comfort rind
solace sue iiuds in her dreary splen
dor is the personal services and atten
tions she is allowed to lavish on her
tiny girls.-Chicago Record.
If yon happen to own a big, beauti
ful old embroidered Chinese crepe
shawl, with rich silk fringe, a heritage
from an ancestress who wore it hs a
wrap, if it has turned the shade of old
ivory and i-t fragrant with the spi;y
cachets amid -which it has lain for
years, have it forth and turn it into a
gowu. A white silk gown with ah
overskirt i;iado of stich ft shawl is th?
moat modish ftud sumptuous dinner
toilet possible at present, and if you
wish to H**liz'e what a treasure y^n
possess in your shawl just go to a
dressmaker aud price a costume with
such a drapery. She will ask you
from $300 to ?600 for the toilet, the
price dependeut Upon the size aud
ripe boan ty of the shawl drapery.
About a skirt of pele cloth or silk
the shawl is invariably hung in a
series of points and the fringe and
beautiful embroidery suffice for dec
oration. Thc moat perfectly gowned
brides of the season are going to the
altar in dresses made from their
mothers' or grandmothers' shawls aud
the bodices are skillfully Worked up
from small fringed shoulder shawls-.
A goodly number of dresses simu
late the geuuine shawl effect by the
deft usa of crepo de chine edged with
fringe aud overlaid with ribbon flow
ers, applied on the surface. Of e??rs?
beneath the fringed points of th?
overdress swirl out, about the feet,
waves of soft chiffon flounces.
Haviug vo?'clred on the question of
bridal chiffons, it is only right to add,
now that the wedding season is on, all
bridesmaids will appear in gowns of
transparent white stuff over slips of
gay silk, and the flower for the w?d
diugof '90 will be lilac blooms for the
bride and the pale mauve lilac blooms
for the maids. The groom must wear
a tuft of white lilac in his buttonhole,
and the best man and every usher will
accept-his buttonhole favor from the
faintly tintod, rarely perfumed bou
quets of thc maids in Waiting. The
Blip beneath the silk veil, net, chiffon
or liberty gauze draperies of the
bridesmaid's dress is most apt to be
wrought of that soft, brilliant and
most popular fabric called taffeta
mousseline. It is used, by the way,
a deal for trimming and for the poiuts
of chiefest honor in the structure of
many smart and special toilets.
Fashion's Tartu and Fancies.
Narrow bias folds of Persian fou
lard trim some of the batiste gowns.
A pretty novelty is the feather boa,
made of plumes delicately tinted with
all the colors of an opah
Lowering the waist line to bring it
down to a point in front is one of th?
new features of the latest modes.
Peggy Primrose, Berg?re, Robes
pierre, Rejane and Trelawny are the
names of the very latest round hats;
Blue in every shade is the leading
color in millinery, and the special
novelties aro the combinations of vio
let -.nd forget-me-not blue and brown
Ail the shades of a primrose arc a
pretty note in the fashionable scale of
colors. Primroses trim our hats and
primrose chiffon sashes add a quaint
jffect to our simple muslin gowns.
The long lace ties that are so popu
lar are very neat aud airy for summer.
The careless, graceful bowknots at th?
ends are easily put on, * aud making
the ties oneself considerably reduces
Taffeta silk gowns trimmed with
cloth bands are one bf the early spring
novelties and seem to be gaining in
favor. Incrustations of cloth on tho
silk are'also seen, and foulards, too,
are combined with the cloth decora
A fabric which, auioug other sum
mer dress goods, has not very general
fault of shrinking! is jeaus, which is
sold in very dainty dummer tints and
also in various extremely bright col
orai This material is not unlike
sateen, haviug n smooth, glossy sur
face and being of generous width.
> Some of the stylish toques, English
walking hats and shepherdess shapes
are trimmed with up-standing loops
aud pointed ends of wired cream gui
pure lace, embroidered with a tiny
line of black straw. This straw edging
is a decided novelty on lace, aud iu
black and colors forms a conspicuous
feature in millinery.
Thc Seven Wore Hungry.
If one went to Paris today and
quoted Wordsworth's well-known
line, thc knowing boulevardier would
burst i?to laughter. The explanation
is to be found in a story which is told
by the London Morning 'Post's corre
spondent. A certain Henrietta Pon
sot,a woman of 37,has seven children.
Her pleasing custo^n was to enter a."
likely restaurant or pastry cook's
shop and order say, a chicken and a
supply of toothsome cakes, the same
being served on a table round which
were ranged her seven children. After
seeing the banquet fairly beguu
Madam Ponsot requested the shop
keeper to accompany her to "the of
fice" to get paid. The "office" turned
out to be tho police station, where
payment took the form of the follow
ing explanation: "The children wero
hungry. It is no reason because I
have not a penny that they should
starve. At the present moment they
are eating the cakes of this pastry
cook, who is waiting for payment. He
ris likely to wait a long time." The
result was that the tradesman left with
some precipitation to put a period to
the efforts of the seven young Pousots.
The lady has been sentenced to four
Antidote Agninst Stinj*.
According to Dr. Friedlander, of
Wiesbaden, ele ^tricity is an antidote
against stings of insects. His plan in
such cases is to apply a constant cur
rent and to place a negative cathode
on the spot stung by the insect. Gal
vanization-produces a rather strong
sensation of burning, but at the same
time the pain from the sting dis
appears, and if th? electricity is ap
plied very soon after the wouud has
been inflicted there is little or no
swelling. The current, bowever,does
excellent service even if it be not ap
plied until after some time has elapsed,
for it removes the pain and also quick
ly reduces the swelling. The supposi
tion is that the poison which the in
sect has injected through the skin, is
neutralized and rendered innocuous
by the current Dr. Friedlander has
repeatedly made experiments of this
kind on persons who have been stung
by bees and wasps, and has invariably
found them successful. He naturally
believes that a similar result would
bo obtained in tue cases of persons
stung by other insects,
?KESI BEEF FOB MANILA
PROBLEM OF SUPPLYING IT TO OUR
TROOPS THERE SOLVED.
The Kefrigerntor Vessel Glacier and the
Novel Cargo She Carries - Five or Six
Days Required to Cool the Meat Suffi
ciently - A Novel Defrosting Process,
Two million pouuds of beef which
cannot spoil has left New York for tho
Philippines, states the Sun; All went
in one vesBel for tho feeding of tlib
navy ani army engaged in operations
in aud around Manila. ?
I The problem of sending fresh pro
visions to the Philippines was much
greater than Cuba or Porto Pico pre
v?nt?d. Two difficulties had to be
bv?rc?me. One was distance; the
other was climate. The simple de
vice of keepiug the meat fresh by
placing it in rooms cooled to 30 de
grees, which is sufficient for a short
trip and moderate climate, would be
aosolutely worthless if attempted for
a long trip and the high temperature
through which a vessel must pass in
going to the Philippines. To overcome
the difficulty a ship specially built for
carrying fresh mutton-'frotu AUstraliit
to England was purchased; She is
how the United States refrigerator
She proved herself practical for that
work, aud is therefore not even au
experiment now that, she has, t? do
simila/ work fdr the United States
troop's at Manila. The navy depart
ment advertised for sealed bids for
between a million aud a half and two
million pounds of prime beef for tho
cargo of the vessel last month. The
contract was awarded. Experiments
as to the shrinkage in weight of frozen
meat were made, proving that there
was not more thau one-quarter of 1
per cent, loss iu the process of freez
ing. These tests sbowed that the
whole substance of thc meat mhst ro
main in it or there would have been
fnr greater losses iu weight. Orders
were then dispatched to the western
agents o? the r-bmpauy to which
the contract was let to purchase 28,009
'of the very best stall-fed beeves.
These were loaded on 100 of the best
cattle cars and shipped to New York.
Hero they were unloaded, kept for a
few days until the}' had recovered en
tirely from the trip and then slaugh
tered. Each, animal was carefully ex
amined, and if found in any way
dofective was rejected. As each car
cass was passed it was hurriedly quar
tered and slid into'the refrigerating
room, where, hanging on huge hooks,
it was gra lually cooled. Tests had
been made hero also to ascertain how
long it would take these quarters to
freezo through to the bone.
It was at first thought that when
submitted to a temperature of
15 degrees only 72 dr 90 hours at most
would be necessary to freeze the meat
through so hard that a knife could not
be pushed into it; Experiments
prove ! that from firj to six days were
needed for absblutb certainty; so all
of the 2,000,000 pounds of beef have
been frozen for six days before being
loaded ou the Glacier. The method
of testing the freezing is itself inter
esting. A'brace and bit is used, just
as if you were going to boro a hole
into an oak dour to put on the
hinge--. At first the bit is sunk only
four inches in the thick hindquarter.
It is drawn out, and then a small
thermometer like those used by phy
sicians in taking the temperature, is
inserted. It is left in a few minutes,
And when drawn out should show a
temperature of about 20 degrees.
Then the hole is bored deeper, going
right to the bone; the thermometer is
again inserted; and if it again regis
ters 20 degrees it is certain that the
quarter is frozen through;
After the first lot of 250; 000 pounds
was well frozen, the task of loading
began. The engines of the refrigerat
ing apparatus on board ship had been
nt work, the pipes running all arouud
the sides, the bottom and top were
heavily coated with frost. If you
W-anted tb go in there you had to
wear a heavy overcoat. It waa arctic
and was meant to be. Night after
night the work went on, 250,000
pounds of beef being packed away
each night. By the use of refrigera
tor cars for transportation across tho
river not one of the quarters of beej
was exposed to the air for moro than
At Manila a tremendous refrigera
tor storehouse is now being completed
for receiving the cargo of frozen beef.
It will not be exposed to the tropical
heat of the Philippines for many
minutes-only long enough to put it
into the refrigerator rooms. Nor will
it be delivered to the uavy and army
immediately, for if this t'jozcu meat
were allowed to thaw out suddenly in
that terrific heat it would not be in the
best condition for consumption. There
is a defrosting arrangement in the
Manila "refrigerating storehouse. It
is a series of rooms with gradually
rising temperatures. Tho first room
is kept at a temperature of 20 degrees
and then gradually raised to 35 de
grees. The second starts nt 3t? de
grees and carries the temperature up
to 15 degrees, aud thus the process of
defrosting continues, gradually rising
the meat to the temperature of the
normal carcass. In this way tho fa
voring juices of the beef aro preserved,
s .hat roast beef will taste as if the
ox had beeu killed only a day or two
"When it is remembered that the
trip to Manila from New York will
occupy ten weeks, even though the
Glacier goes by way of the Suez Canal,
it eau be easily understood that any
thing less thau freezing the meat
would not preserve it. Beef is shipped
to Europe unfrozen, being kept at a
temperature of about 86 degrees, and
arriving in good condition, but the
trip is a short one and the temperature,
of the air is moderate, but only a freez
ing temperature will preserve meat
properly for so long a time as ten
weeks, especially when the vessel has
to'pass theough the Mediterranean
and tho lied seas, the Indian and Pa
rino oceans. The Glacier will stop
oilly four times for coal and water be
fore l eaching Manila. In fact this is
the only element o?' risk in the entire
trip. The ou.y possibility of any mis
hap lies in the breaking down of her
machinery or tho giving out of coal
and water. Every precaution has beeu
taken in those particulars, for the
vessel has just come out of dry dock,
whore she received a thorough over
hauling from stem to stern, and all
arrangements for getting coal and
water at Port Said and other coaling
stations have been perfected;
It is the first time that frozen mgat
has been shipped in any such quan
tity anywhere in the world. The
pains were taken to make this trip a
success are warranted by the antici
pation that it is by no means the last,
load of fresh beef which the Glacier
will have to take t > Manila. Even
though Aguinaldo surrenders prompt
ly, tho army and navy will have to re
main in the Philippines for many
yeai'B to come, and the Glacier will
solve tho problem of furnishing fresh
and gemrishing raoati
?AFFLED STAMP COLLECTORS.
Their Unavailing lirtorts to Get Some of
, the Isftue for Guam.
When Captain Bichar?* P. Leary
sailed recently on the Yosemite for the
island of Guam, our new possession in
the Piicific, of which he is to bo the
first governor, he loft behind him a
weeping retinue of professional stamp
collectors and dealers, who' have pes
tered certain officers of the postoffice
department ever since to aid them in
setting right A matter in fthich they
insist th?t the captain m?db a serious
The new governor of Guam will, it
is understood^ be given the same lati
tude and held to the same account as
the governors of other new colonial
possessions of the United States-that
is, he will be expected to collect
r?ye?nes from all legitimate sources
and make them pay the expenses of
insular administration. The stamp
men, thinking to turn au honest
penny and do a patriotic deed at thc
same time, resolved to get hold of a
large quantity of the new isstie of
Guam postage stamps. - Their idea wa?
that Captain Leary would gladly sell
thom the stamps and apply the rev
enue to Iii? g?nerai governni?nt?li fund:
Leary had asked th? treasury depart
ment to supply him with a consider
able issue of the stamps, which, owing
to tho high pressure under which the
bureau was working, were to be sim
ply the brdiuary United States stamps
with the wdrd Guam imprinted across
their faces in r. different color. So re
solved was he to carry his stock of
stamps out with him that the sail
ing of the ship was somewhat delayed
in order to be sure to have the supply
The stamp men accordingly offered
to purchase his entire stock for
cash, but to their utter astonish
ment he refused to sell. They then
offered him a premium On tho face
value of the stamps, bat he remained
unmoved. They next pointed out to
j him that he had a slock estimated to
I be sufficient to last his insular domin
! ion a year and that they would be cou
I tent with enough for a month or six
j weeks, within which time he would
: be able, by leaving au order at Wash
I ington,to have Iiis supply replenished
' by the next ship going out. Wheu
that proposal was rejected, they
begged him,at least,for au order npon
the postoffice department for a small
surplus issue, for which they offered
to pay him in advance, so that he
could carry a thousand dollars or more
away with him to start his colonial
bank account; tho postoffice depart
ment and the treasury authorities were
j willing to accept such an order and
. honor it, but the captain still re?
j maiued adamantine in his resolve.
j One of the stamp men tried to reach
I his heart through his private sBcr?
? tory; but the t?cretary answered that,
! anyway, the stamps were -seal?d in ?
. tin box; and, therefore, could not be
1 got at. "As if;" groaned the urif?r
; tanate collector; in describing the in
j terview; "we would not have been
I willing to pay ten cents for a can
! The captain sailed away, and the
stain]) men are left disconsolate. They
believe that they can get their stamps
if they know to whom to write on thc
island of Guam, as their representa
tive would simply have to go to the
postoSice and buy the necessary quan
tity and mail them to this country.
All this, however, would mean a long
delay, considerable uncertainty aud
no little difficulty iu making payments,
as there are no known banks in Guam,
and it would be risky to seud cash on
so 10 lg a journey; The postoffice de:
! partaient does not see any way to help
j them put.
Harvest on the Yukon.
It was just on th? eve of harvesting
j time when I first visited" the creeks
: says a writer in Scribner's, describing
: a visit up the Yukon river. lu a day
or two the tiow of water from the
gulches where the snow lay thickest
would make ahead sufficient to wash
thc yellow grain out of the dumps. In
; the four miles of Eldorado and the ten
' miles of Bonanza lines of flumes and
their d?pendent sluice boxes-tho
lumber for which had been dragged
i from the Dawson sawmill by husky
; dogs or cut with whipsaws-formed a)
j network around the string of cabins
occupied by claim owners and their
workman, and around piles of clayish
colored dirt, thaw.ed out inch by inch
during thc short winter days, which
contained virgin wealth amounting to
If yon descended by the ladders
into the holes beside the dumps to tho
drifts you soon comprehend that reap
ing the harvest, once you have a claim,
is not so easy as picking" wild cran
berries. It is dogged work to build
tires day after day, ruuuiug the lisle
of suffocation and permanent injury
to the eyes by the smoke, and pulling
up the dirt, bucketful after bucketful,
by meaus of a windlass,with-the ther
mometer forty below zero and* your
j dinner to cook. In one spot of three
or four square feet thc nuggets aro so
thick that you can pick them out by
J hand as a farmer's boy picks potatoes
out of a hill. In juxtaposition there
may be as many more square feet
which are not considered worth thaw
ing and sluiciug,and so the drifts seem
like the path ol' the man trying t?
make his way to tho light in dark
The Poet I>1<1 Not Contribute".
"I am quite willing to contribute to
the-er-amusement of the evening,"
interjiosed the amateur poet, who was
bursting torcadhislatest.nnd couldn't
get anybody to take the hints he
There was a sound like a groan
from a.coiner of tho room,and n guest
went out. The otbers j?i epared for
the worst, except ono elderly man,
who pulled down his waistcoat with
au unnecessary show of determina
"The title of this little effort,." the
poet went on, drawing a roll from an
unsuspected pocket, is "The Raindrops
on the Boof.' "
"Well, of course it does,"exclaimed
the elderly mau. "Where would you
expect it to drop? When the rain
drops ou any well-regulated house, it
naturally chooses the roof. Perhaps
you expect people to take the roof off
when it rains? Or you think thai wo
imagine that it drops on the founda
tion, or in the umbrella-stand? Every
body else knows that rain drops on
the roof, young man, and they don't
want you to write a pooui to tell 'em.
If you can write ono that will explain
why it rains when a man goes ."out m
a new hat aud without an umbrella,
we're open to hear it."
The poet did not contribute any fur
ther to the amusement of the evening.
Luck, After AU.
"Did you read about that man who
carried a lucky penny until it .wore a
hole in his pocket through which h.
lost a ten-dollar gold piece?" ;
"Yes; but if he hadn't lost it iii
wife would have spent it. or somebod/
would have bovrowecl it,"--0nioago
"Unensy LtesJhe Head
That Wears a Crown/'
But such are not the only uneasy heads.
Overworked, harrassed, anxious people of
all- ages and both sexes are uneasy with
aches, pains, impure blood, disordered
stomachs, deranged kidneys ar.d lever.
For ali such, Hood's Sarsaparilla, is the
effective and faultless cure. It infuses
fresh life through purified blood.
"Both my. vrifo cud myself have been
nsl?^ CASCA RETS aud they are thc best
m?dleme wc have ever had in thc house. Last
wooli my Kite was frantic with headache for
two days, she tried some of your CASCAKETS,
and they rollo red the pain In ber head almost
immediately. *>Ve both recommend Cascareis."
V CHAS. STEDEFORD,
Pittsburg Safe & Deposit Co., Pittsburg, Pa.
Pleasant. Palatablo. Potent. Taste Good. Do
Good, Never Sicken. Weaken, or Gripe, 10c, 25c, 60c.
... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
Bt.rlia; E.ard/ Campan)-, CklMiro, Montreal, Htw Tori. 317
" 1 U'Bfi'j cists to CURE Tobacco Habit.
% Picric Acid Found the Thief.
A rich American residing in the St.
George's quarter of Paris, France, had
been for some little time past the vic
tim of, systematic thefts. Banknotes
and money'not left under lock and key
disappeared regularly. M. Corne'tte,
the Commissary of Police, was in
formed of the robberies. He found it
would be impossible to keep an effec
tive watch on the bedroom where the
thefts occurred, but he adopted a
stratagem which turned out success
fully. . A-small vial containing a mix
ture of picric acid and fuschine y/ns
placed in a metal case for holding gold,
and a few Napoleons were placed on
tor- In order to get out the gold, the
metal case had to be held upside
down, and then, of course, the chemi
cal preparation would run out and
stain the thief's hands a bright and in
delible yellow. As soon as some of
the gold was missed M. Cornette sum
moned all the servants to his presence.
The valet's fingers betrayed him. Iteal
izing the usefulness of denying when
caught yellowy-handed, he confessed,
and was duly locked up.
"Here's an example of how familiar
ity br?eds contempt, :! he said, as he
looked over the top of his paper at the
reit of tho family.
"What is it?"
'.,THir is'a Kansas paper, and under
tho h'ead of 'Local Jottings' it says:
rriiree or fbnr cyclones ripped through
the village since our last issue;'"
Are You Using'Allcn's Foot Ease 7"
It is thc 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 FBEE- Address
Allen S. Olmsted, LeRoy, N. Y.
is not helps, but obstacles, not facilities'
bnt diiQ'.-ulties, that make men.
Beauty Is Blood Deep.
*lei.n blood means a clean skin. No
beauty without lt. Cascareis, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring up the lazy liver and driving all im
purities from the body. Begin to-dny to
banish pimples, boils,blotches, blackheads,
an'1 that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Cnscarcts,-beauty for ten cents. AU drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, ?5c, 50c.
L inds mortgaged may return, but honesty
once pawned I? ne'er redeemed. . ?
An Excellent Combination.
-The pleasant method and beneficial
effects of the- well known remedy,
Svnvr- OF FIGS, manufactured by the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO., illustrate
the value,of obtaining the liquid laxa
tive principles of plants known to be
medicinally laxative and presenting
them in the form most refreshing to the
taste and acceptable'to the system. It
ls the one perfect strengthening laxa
tive, cleansing the system effectually,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
gently yet promptly and enabling one
to overcome habitual constipation per
man?ntly. Its perfect freedom from
every objectionable quality; and sub
stance, and its acting on the kidneys,
liver and- bowels, without weakening;
or irritating them, make it the ideal
In the process of manufacturing figs
are used, as they are pleasant to the
taste, but the medicinal qualities of the
remedy are obtained from senna and
other aromatic plants, by a method
known to the CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP
CO. only. In order to get its beneficial
effects and to avoid imitations, please
remember the full name of the Company
printed on the front of every, package.'
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE, KY. NEW YORK, N. T. '
For sale by all Druggists.-Price 50c. per bottle,
Subscribers to this paper who may
be carried to a different location by
one of the fr?quent suburban cyclon?s
can have their favorite paper follow
them by sending new addresses to the
A Victim of Heredity.
Philanthropist-Poor fellow! You
are doubtless a victim of heredity.
Convict-Yes, lady! I fell over six
now ancestors dat Mrs. Astorbilt had
jist had painted, au' dat woke up de
hull house, aud dey pinched me!
Why Do You Scratch?
Ii you have- itch, totter, eczema, ringworm or
other skin disease, yo,u can cure yourself with
Tettorine. No need of a dod or. Sold by drug
gists for 50 cts. a box. or sent, hy, mail prepaid foi
50c. in stamps by J. T. Shuptrlne, Savannah. Ga,
If a good face* is a lettor of recommenda
tion, a good heart is a letter of credit;
?ducnio Vom- Bowels With, Cascareis..
Candv Catha!Ho. euro consiipatlon forever,
10c, 86c. li C.'C. dall, druggittsrefuud money.
Make not thy friends too cheap to thee, nor
thyself to thy friends.-Fuller.
To cure, oi
The Coming Censas.
There are many wild guesses as to
onr population. From 80,000,?00_t?
85,000,000 is the ordinary range. Such
guesses are doubtless exaggerated.
Those persons who by experience
ought to know can at best give only
approximations. The highest estimate
from an expert, Mr. McCoy,. govern
ment actuary, is 77.676,000; the next
77,472,000, by Dr. Pritchett, superin
tendent of the coast and geodetio sur
vey, while Dr. "Wines, assistant diroo
tor of the census, contents himself
with an even 77,000,000. These
guesses, founded on" the experience
and investigation of these scholarly
officials, probably are near the mark,
j and it will be interesting to see which
i ono comes nearest "to the actual pop
She-When are you going to- give
me the money to buy that new dress?
. He-Next week. ,
. "That's what you said last week."
"Yes, and that's what I say now and
am going to say next week. I ain't the
kind of a man who rays onething one
week and another thing next week."
Whom To Avoid. .
The ?ld ?ne-My boy, now that
you are Staffing out,- remember there
are two kinds of women in the world
to avoid-the married and the un
The Young One-How about the
The Old One-Don't try. It would
be useless.-Town Topics;
Every woman should have tho beauty,
vlv/iclty and vigor of perfect health. A strong
stomach ls the flret cs^ontlaL to physical
beauty In either man or woman. Nluo-tonths
of tho sickness of- the human race comes from
weak digestion. Thousands of people, after
years of discouragement, have trlod Hostct
ter's Stom.icH Bitters and roialnod their
health. Thero ls nothing like lt for tho. eurool
stomach troubles. See that a private Iiovo'nuo
Stanip covdrs the lieek of tho bottle.
Truth mikes the face of tkatporson shine
who spoaks and owns rt.
Ctn't Tctccco Spll and Smoke Your Lile Away.
To quit lolacco easily nnd forevor, be mag
netic, full of life, nervo' and vigor, take No-To
llac, Ihe wonder- worker, that makes weak men
strong. All druggists,50c or ?31. Cure guaran
teed. Booklet and sam]lo free. Address
Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or New York.
Waste of time is the most extra vagantand
costly of all exp nsos.
"Mata Mosquito", (Wintersmith's)
Famous South Amirlcm Mosquito Perfumo ls r
j wonderful perfume used by South Americans
A few drops rubbed on hands, face auc
inns keeps mosquitoes away. At Druggists ol
malled to any address on receipt of retail price
Two sixes. 10 and 25 cents. Address Arthui
I'etor <fc Co.. Louisville, Ky.
Incredulity robs us of many pleasures nnc
.iives u-i nothing in return.
Tfhe largest Jobbers repo?
TON?C is three tir
What MEYER BROS? DRUG O
PARIS MEDICINE CO., St. Lot
having on your Grove's Taste/es
we find that we sold during the chill 51
herewith, and oblige,
minded hy Sagrar Fume?.
Several members- of the crew of thc
British ship Aladdin, which arrived
from Tagnl and Cberibou wi ta 7,455
bags of sugar, in command of C?ptale
Rutter, are affected with a peculiai
blindness nt night, which is thought tc
have boen caused by the fumes arising
from her cargo. When In the tropics
under the powered rays of heat tlic
sugar steamed considerably, rind tc
this is ascribed thc peculiar affection
This, however, ls not Captain Rutter's
opinion, as he claims it to be the re
? suit of tbe excessive uso of strong, to
bacoo. BL? this ns it may it ls never
theles? a fact, that physicians arc puz
zled over the cases, which are the firsi
that have been brought to their ntten
tlon. In the daytime the affected sail
ors can soe perfectly, but nt nigh!
everything is shut off from their vision
nnd they are helpless in the.way ol
handling the ship.1
It was when in the vicinity of the
equator that the eyesight of several ol
the crew became sb peculiarly affected
and Captain Rutter nnd his officer?
have-since spent many days of ex
treme anxiety in fear that all bandi
would become similarly stricken.
These men when walking about ni
night would stumble over hatch comb
lngs or anything else that might lie ir
their way, so blind had they become
but the instant thc sun arose theil
sight was restored.
Those familiar with the subject ol
deep sea ships say that while the ex
perience of the crew of the Aladdlr
is somewhat novel, lt is not withou
precedent, and that it is due wholly t(
the poisonous fumes, that arise fron
the sugar when thc vessels carrying 1
are In the heat of the tropics.-Phila
ls'o-To-1 Jae fm Fifty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weal
men strong, blood pure. OOo. $1. All druggists
Happlnoss is not tho end of life; charac
ter is. _
.Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup forchlldrer
i et-th i Jig. softens tbe gum*, reduces [nftammn
Hon.allays pain.cures wind colic, ??ie. a bottle
Fits permanently cured. No Ats or nervo.i;
nees after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Groa
Nerve-Restorer. >?- trial bottleandtreatlsefree
DH. ll. ll. KLINE, Ltd., 031 Arch Sr., Pblla., Pa
Plso's Cure cured me of a Throatand Lum
trouble of three years' standing.-E. C'AB-Y
. Huntington, Ind., Nov. 12,1891.
Albort Burch. VVcst Toledo. Ohrt?, ?ayi
? "Hall's CatarrJ> Cure save? my life." Writ
. him-for particulars, i Sold by Druggists, 75c
The kind of man whogets off a train nn
leaves his va-Use thiaki ho is indispensable
To Cnre Constipation Forever.
.Tako Cascareis Candy Cathartic. 10c pr ?25;
If C. C. C. fail to cure, drugglstsrefundmone;
Never make a fool of yourself by infrias
ins ^a some othor^ool's patent.
1U9 y refunded toy yburj
And Is "It not due to nervous
exhaustion? Things ' always
look so much brighter when we
ore in good health. Ho.v can
you have courage when suffer*
ing with headache, nervous
prostration and great physjeal
Would you not like to be rid
of this depression of spirits?
How? By removing the
cause. By taking
It gives activity to nil parts
that carry away useless and
poisonous materials from your
body. It removes the cause of
your suffering, because it re
moves all impurities from your
blood. Send fer our book on
To keep in good health you
must have perfect action of the
bowels. Aycr's Pills cure con
stipation and biliousness.
Yfeha to oap Doatora,
Perhaps you would Uko to consult
some ?mirent physicians about your
condition. Than write as freely &1I thc
pRrtlculan In your cate. You will re
ce ye a prompt reply, without cost
- -, Address, DR. J. C. AYER.
.* .. LowcU. Mas?.
illy to the Malarial sections of ih<
t that their sales on GRO1
nes more than all other Chi!
0., of St. Louis, write about GROV?
us, Mo.', Gentlemen :-We wish to congra'
S Gfo333 TonSCo On examining Our rec
eason.of 1898, 2660 dozen GPO^O'S Toa
Yours truly, j
PERFECT womanhood de]
Nature's rarest gifts <
Sweet dispositions turn mor
The possessions that win
bands and keep their love shoul
ed by women every moment of
The greatest menace to w<
manent happiness in life is th
that comes from derangemi
Many thousands of women hf
this too late to save their bea
lives,' Many other thousands
vitation of Mrs. Pinkham to c
MRS. H. J. GARRETSON, Bou:
the room without help. After
I was advised to use Lydia '.
pound and wrote for special in
from thc first bottle, and am c
Aro tlie beat. ..Ask for thain. Cost no more
tban common chlinneya. All dealers;
rlTTSnORG GLASS COi, Allegheny, Fa.
T\rA>TED-Csso of bart health that Rl-PANS
? I will not boneilt.-Send 5 cts. to Blpar.- Chemical
Co., IsewYork, f?rlO samples and XOPi) testimonials,
USS CERTAIN GORM CURE,
CURES WHERt ALL ELSH??LS. ?
Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good.
In time. 6old fr druckte.
xuerchaat, sb why not try it
The most emlnont physicians of this sud
other countries believe In the oxletence of bac
teria (or germs) In the .human system. Any
remedy that -will destroy thlB"polson without In- -
jury to the patient will meet a loos- felt want.
ANTISEPTIC INV1GORATOR not only elim!
hates all bacteria poisons from tho diseased
system, hut ls a fine tonio also. It cures" All
STOMACfl AND BOWEL TROUBLES,
Kidney and Bladder Diseases, Blood and Sida
Troubles, Nervousness, J??., Ac. In fact, it ls a
scientific combination of medicines,, each of
which does Its specific work on each separate or
gan of the .body. It never falls to reach tho dla
oased organ and always does Ita ive .-lc well.
A Safo and Reliable Household Remedy.
For Sale by Druggists Everywhere..
? SAWS, RIBS, .
BRISTLE TWINE, BABBIT, &o;,
FOR ANY MAKE OF GIN.'
1 ENGINES. BOILERS AND: PRESSES
And" Repairs for same. Shafting, Pulleys,
Belting, Injector*, Pipes, Valves and Fittings.
M i Ul UUII
Tallulah .Falls Reservation opens for guests
July'lst. Directly on Grand Chasm, 2,000 fees
abor? sea level. Everything sew." electric llphts
and bells, sanitary plumbing, hot aud cold por
celain baths, music, fishing, driving, 650 feet
veranda space, specially fine cuisine. Titre?
hours from Atlanta. Tallulah Falls railway
trestles rebuilt and road in splendid condition.
Both midday and late dinners. For special
rates, plans, views, etc.. address
3. H. MA (.-KIERNAN, Manager, Tallulah Falls, Go..
Offers thorough practical courses in Bookkeep
ing, and Shorthand and Typewriting. Students
placed in positions without extra charge. Re
duced ratos to .ill entering school this month."
Call on or address. TUE ATLANTA BUSINESS
COULE GE, 128, ISO. Whltohall St., Atlanta,'Ga.
Tulane University of ; Louisiana.? .
Its advantages for practical Instruction, both
in ample laboratories and. abundant hospital
materials, aro unequalled. Free access ls given '
to the great Charity Hospital with OOO bed?
and 20,000 patients annually. Special instruc
tion ls gi von dally at the bedside of tho sick.
Tho next session beglnsOctober 19th, 1B09: Fof
catalogue and information address
Prof. S. E. CH AILLE. M. H.; Pean, . .
P. O. Drawer 261. NEW ORLEANS,' LAI"
nDADGV NEW DISCOVERT; ??TC.
\J f"^ \J |^ ?9 I qgick r*l(ef und care? wont -
cues- Bojk of teitiraoniali ?nd IO days' treatmtn?
Free. Dr. H. H. QUEEN'S B0M8. ?ox D. Atlanta, ??. ,
If afflicted with )
?ora ?yes, use i
Thompson's Eye Water
MENTION THIS P?PERu.K??29
Regulates tie Bowels,
Hakes Teatriiig Easv.
TEETHIHA Relieves tia
Bowel Troubles of
CMldreii of Any .
If not. mall 25 cen ta to Ur.
C. J. Morrarr.St. Louis. Ho.
i United States.
? id a v?: v
/E'S TASTELESS ?ii?LL
ll Tonics combined.
tulate you on the-increased sales Y7e.are
:ord o? inventory under date of Jan. ist,
iSOa Please rush down order enclosed
MEYER BROS, DRUG CO.
pends on perfect health.
if physical beauty vanish before.
d be gu ard
snt of the
uty, barely in time to save their
have, availed of .the generous jn
ouns?l all suffering women .free
nd. Brook, N. J., writes: "DEAR
'RS. PINKHAM-I have been tak-'* 5 "
ig Lydia E: Pinkham's Vegetable' ; '
ompound with the'be'st results'.'.f' ,,:
ld can say f rorri my heart that"- . "' -l< jj
sur medicines are wonderful,
y physician called my trouble
ironic inflammation of* the left
/ary. For years I suffered very i ?
much, but thanks -to MTS. ;
Pinkham's Veg?table Gom- *
pound and kind advice, 1
am today a'well wo- '
man. .1 would say td all 1
suffering women, take
Lydia E. Pinkham's
medicine andyour sui-1
erings will vanish."
MRS. MAGGIE PHIL
LIPPK, of Ladoga, Ind.,
_ ia ,4DEAR MRS. PINK
Wj HAM-For four years I
/J suffered from ulcera
. tion of- the womb: .
*I became so weak t ' '?
ceuld not walk across
giving tip all hopes of recovery;' ;
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com-" -
formation. I began to improve
low fully restored to health." *
K : "?
COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY.
Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons
OLDEST COLL?GE IN STATE: : Thirteenth An
nual Session opens Oct. S; closes -April 30th. . ?.
Inose "contemplating the study of "Dentistry* * "
should wrl?e,?or catalogue.. '? ?
. Address , ,S,.W FOSTER, Dean. . ?
, . 62-03 Inman Bldg., Atlanta, fla. * 'J
Tultlonlow. All Hoots FREE.
Over 50 Kemlnaton and Smith Pr*njler type
writers. -S5tstudents last year fro.a "States.
8th year. Send fpr catalogue. Address, Dep'tS 1
STRAYER'S BUSINESS COL'GE. Battfatore.Mc*. i