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UFE IN OLD MOROCCO
Mr.-Sill Talks Interestingly of
That Distant Domain.
CIVILIZATION IS UTTERLY UNKNOWN
Ail Work Iii Done By Aced Women,
Camels and Donkeys-A God
Attorney William P. Hill,- of At
lanta, who has just returned from a
flying trip to far-off Morocco, which
country he visited as the special rep
resentative of the Atlanta and West
Point Bailroad company, for the pur
pose of securing possession of Thomas
J. Hunter, the defaulting ex-auditor of
the company, and bringing him back
to be tried on the charge of embezzle
ment, gives some interesting informa
tion with reference to the country that
he visited and the manner in which the
people of Morocco live.
He was accompanied on the trip by
John W. Rodgers, ono of Pinkerton's
best detectives, and they agree upon
one point, that Morocco is the wildest
and most uncivilized country upon
the face of the earth. In answer to
volleys of questions fired at him by a
group of friends. Mr. Hill said:
"Morocco looks as well as any oth
er country on the map, but the map is
as dumb as a soap statue when it
comes to telling anything of this dis
tant land where the people know noth
ing whatever of liberty or what the
word implies. Morocco is neither an
empire or a republic. It is simply a
great big uncivilized country owned by
the sultan, who though only seven
teen years of age, has two wives and
according to the laws and customs of
the land can have as many more as he
desires. He lives at Fez, the capital,
but he was at Morocco when I was
there, where he spends a good deal of
Some member of the group ?of lis
teners at this po'it remarked: "Well,
you did not see him?"
"Oh, no," resumed Mr. Hill. "Why,
it would have taken me six weeks to
have gone to where he was, as there is
no way of traveling in Morocco except
on the back of a donkey or a camel.
I don't believe that there is a singla
vehicle in the whole of Morocco, not
even a wheelbarrow."
"How big is the country?" was
"Well, from what I could learn,
about the extent of its territory, I
would say that Morocco is about as
big as four or five of our states, but
when you get to going over it, it is
bigger than the United States, or at
least you will think so if you had to
rely on the speed of a donkey or a
camel to take you over it. And the
country. Yon should see it to appre
ciate what I say. There are no roads,
only paths running in every direction
cut ont by donkeys, camels and people
traveling on foot. Outside of the
cities the country is one dense forest
or jungle, and no one except a native
could find his way through it The
land is marvelously rich and grows ev
erything in abundance without work
ing the soil at all. This generosity
upon the part of the soil has made the
people indolent and lazy, and none of
them will work unless compelled to do
something for themselves that nature
will not do.
"The landis also rich with minerals
of every character, and coal abounds
in large quantities. With all this,
however, Morocco gets her coal and
mic erais from the outside world ; not
that it is better than the home supply,
but because it is considered sacrile
gious and even criminal to disturb the
deposits of the earth. The heaviest
punishment, which is imprisonment,
is imposed upon any one who will ven
ture to disturb the wealth that is hid
den in the soil. The people regard
anything like this as a crime of the
worst character, and if hanging was a
punishment in Morocco for crime any
man who would dig coal in that coun
try would be hung without the for
malities of atrial."
"What about the courts?"
"They have none. Here and there
you will find a lawyer, but he amounts
to nothing. Lawyers are not needed
there, as they can do nothing for a
man in trouble. The sultan of Moroc
co IR boss and his will is law. If he
decides that a man is guilty he is
seut to prison, and the only way that
he can get out is for his friends to get
up a good purse and buy his pardon
with it. The country is divided up
into sections or states, and each of
these is presided over by a pasha. He
is king of his domain and holds his of
fice subject to removal by the sultan.
He purchases his office from the sultan
with money and holds it by making
handsome presents to the sultan every
year. If he fails or refuses to send
the sultan a present then he is fired
out' of his office and into a prison,
where he is held until his friends come
forward and pay him ont, and if his
friends fail to respond then the depos
ed pasha is kept in prison until he
"Until a few years ago when a man
was placed in prison he was starved to
death, unless his friends fed him, as
the government did not feed any one
in prison. Recently, however, border
ing countries have taken hold of this
matter and demanded that provision
be made for feeding prisoners, and
now each prisoner gets a loaf of bread
a day and water. This scant ration is
barely enough to keep a man alive.
There are no beds, cots or other com
forts in the Moorish prisons. The poor
creatures sleep on the floor, and as
long as they live or are confined there
mire up in filth and breathe the sick
ening atmosphere of their dungeons,
that are located for the most part un
der the ground. All the time Mr.
Rodgers and myself remained in Mo
rocco we were in Tangiers, and of
course most of our observations were
confined to that town. We were told,
however, that the same rtr.te of affairs
existed all over the country."
"How did you manage to get what
"Ob, -we had an interpreter who
spoke a half dozen languages, among
them English, and we got along very
nicely with his assistance. He went
about with us ?nd did the talking for
"How big is Tangiers?"
"The population is about 50,000.
The town is cramped to death, as it
covers only a small area. A high wall
surrounds ii The streets are from
four to five feet wide, and all the
houses are built alike. At night the
streets are lighted with candles, or
some other light about as useless for
such purposes. We lived at the Con
tinental hotel and got all we wanted
to eat This, no doubt, was due to
the efforts of our interpreter. He has
lived in Tangiera for twenty years,and
by reason of his I^ng residence there
proved to be a valuable man."
"What do the women look like?" '
"Well, all that I saw were, old hags,
working about the town, carrying
loads on their heads or backs. These
old women divide the honors of being
beasts of burden with the donkeys and
camels. They do nearly all of the
work and the men stand around and
boss the job. Unlike the -young
v?m;n, they wear nothing on their
irejs but a mass of wrinkles, caused
by old age and hard work. The young
women, when they go ont on the
streets wear masks on their faces so
that yon can only see their eyes. They
only go on the streets when obliged
to, and at other times are kept in the
house and not allowed to see any one
or be seen by any one.
"A native of the country can have
as many wives as he can get. The
pasha of Tangier bas twenty-two wives
and can get twenty score if he wants
them. If one of his subjects has
what is thought to be a handsome
daughter, he takes her to the pasha
and offers her to him for a wife. If
the pasha likes her he keeps her, and
if he does not like her he returns the
girl to her father as Boon as he be
comes satisfied that he does not want
her. It is considered a mark of dis
tinction in society there for a woman,
although rejected, to have been an in
mate of the pasha's household. The
object of the father in tendering his
daughter to a pasha as a wife is for
the purpose of winning favor with him
so as to be rewarded in some way
"Are there any police or soldiers to
do patrol duty?"
"Only a few of them that I paw.
Here and there yon would come across
one. They looked to me more like
brigands than keopers of the peace.
"One of the funniest sights that I
saw there was the Morocco barber
shop. This outfit consists of a man
and his razor, the shop being any
where in the street that the barber
happens to meet a customer. In Mo
rocco they shave a man's head and not
his face. The barber stands np while
the customer stoops over and holds
his head ia position while the artist
mows the bair off with a razor that
looks moro like a cheese knife than
anything else. The barber uses his
arm for a razor strop, and it is amus
ing to see him suspend operations for
a moment or two to whet the edge of
his razor on his arm. '
"As these people never shave their
faces, I suppose they chop off a section
of their beard when it gets too long to
"Another interesting thing that I
saw was a family of apes, living about
five miles out of Tangiera. Our inter
preter and myself rode out on horse
back to see them. There was the old
man ape and the old woman ape and a
dozen or so young apes. The old man
was walking about his abode, which
was made of logs, with an immense
club in one hand and a rock in the
other. They were real apes. There
was no mistake about that. As neither
of ns happened to be proficient in the
ape langnage, our investigations were
confined to observations only. I was
told that this mammoth specie of the
monkey tribe was harmless if left
alone, but would fight to a finish- if
molested, and this being so, we left
the old man and his family undisturb
ed in their county home.
"There is on? thing I saw there
that I wanted to b-ing home with me,
and that was th? little donkey that
brought our luggage down to the
wharf. While he was the regulation
size, he was not much larger than a
pointer dog, bnt he was all donkey,
and don't yon forget it Hunter had
a trunk. 1 had two valises,and Rodgers
had two also. Now, ?he owner of
that donkey in some way placed all of
this luggage on the back of that spun
ky little creature and under this im
mense load he walked from the hotel
to the boat. I'fell in lovo with tho
little follow, and would have bought
him and brought him to Atlanta, had
I felt satisfied that the freight on him
wonld not bankrupt me. I knew I
could 6tand the freight on his body
and legs, but when I sized up his ears
I trembled when I thought of the
amount of excess baggage that would
have to be paid on them. The ears
were really immense. When I think
of that donkey, I feel as if I left a
friend behind mo in that distant coun
try to hustle for a bare living during
the remainder of his life."-STEVE
POSTELIJ in Macon Telegraph.
St. Peter Corida"! Keep Hint Ont.
"The brightest reporter I ever knew,"
said a newspaper man, "was Billy
Gaylor, who died at Hot Springs in
1895. He was a most persistent fel
low after an Item, and that reminds me
of a little story abjnt the last inci
dent of his career. He had been as
signed by a certain Chicago dally to
Interview an eminent bishop about a
schism In the church. The bishop
didn't want to talk and wouldn't see
bini, but Gaylor bribed n. servant to
let him Into the hall, and he waylaid
the dignitary as he was coming
through. He was ordered out for his
pains, but next day he penetrated the
house again on some pretext or other,
and was again fired.
"He repeated the exploit three or four
times with similar results, and at last
the bishop, coming home late at night,
found Bily sitting in his study reading
tho Bible. Nobody could explain how
be got in, but the prelate wilted and
told him what he wanted to know, on
condition that he(would go away and
"Shortly afterward poor Gaylor got
galloping consumption and died, and,
happening to meet the bishop at a
church conference, I told him that the)
young man who had once so molested
bim would never do. lt again.
" 'Let us hope that he ls in heaven,'
said a clergyman standing by.
"The bishop's eyes twinkled. He
loved a Joke.
" 'No doubt he ls,' he replied, gently.
T don't think they could keep him
out' "-Denver (Col.) Post
Why the Cook Gave Notlcd.
"I see you printed something the
other day about the disadvantages of
myopia-near-sightedness, you know,"
Bald the man with glasses. "Now, I'm
afflicted that way myself. A few
nights ago when I went home lt was
raining hard. My umbrella was wet
and I carried it immediately to the
kitchen to drain. Casting about for
something to stand it in my eye caught
some sort of receptacle on the floor
near the stove, which I took to bc- the
coalhod, so 1 stood the umbrella in it
and went to bed. The next morning
the cook gave notice. She had found
my umbrella standing In her shoe."
Thirty years ago there were only
about twenty-five explosive compounds
known. Now there are more than
r II i ni i un. ir .
An Urgent Case.
Poor Patient--I sent for yon, doo
tor, because I know you are a noted
physician, but I feel it my duty to in
form you tb at I haven't over $25 to my
Dr. Biggfee-Very well, then, we
must try to cure you up as quickly as
The Mystery of Dost at Sea.
It is a puzzling fact that the decks of sailing
TO?BOIB show dust at night, even if Uiey be
washed In tho morning, and no work ls dono
during the day. This is like indigestion,
which creeps on ono unawares. Ilowovor it
comep, the only way to cure lt is by tho uso of
Ho.iteiter's Stomach Hitters, ft remedy which
never tails to cure dyspepsia in all its forms,
as weU as prevents malaria, fever and ague.
Tho Illinois ?tate Board of I?ealth recom
mends that a eanltarlum for consumptives bo
Beauty Is Blood Deep.
Cioui blood means a clean skin. No
leauty without it. Coscarets, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring up the lazy liver and driving all im
purities from tho body. Begin to-dny to
tan iib pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
nnd that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Casenrets,-beauty for ten cents. All drug
fcitts, tntisfuction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c
Fools Not All Extinct.
In spite of th-j prevalenco of newspapers nnd
coroner's Inquests people aro xtlll turning On
the ga< and trying to blow out elc.-trlc lights
44 A Thread Every Day
Makes a Skein in a Year. "
One small disease germ carried by the
blood through the system tw?l convert a
healthy human body io a cond?ion of tn
.oalidism. Do not <a>ait until you are bcd"
ridden. Keep your blood pure and life-giv
ing all the time, ?hod's Sarsaparilla
Accomplishes this as nothing else can.
Bouncers In New York Hotels.
Many people have not understood
why all the great hotels in New York
city employ special detectives who are
constantly in the main corridor. Some
have had an idea that these detectives
are employed as "bouncers." No such
thing. According to one of the most
Intelligent of these detectives the other
night, th? work of a detective in a ho
tel is arduous. "You have no idea."'
he 6?ild, "how many spies and sneaks
and 'rubbernecks' infest the corridors
of the New York hotels. These spies
are employed to watch public men und
if possible to listen to their utterances
when talking to their friends in thc
corridors. These spies and sneaks are
also employed to report on all sorts of
matters. It is a remarkable fact that
co many men acquainted with public
affairs are so guileless as not to be
aware of the presence of these 'rubber
necks.' The detectives in the hotels
quickly spot these fellows, but so long
as they conduct themselves decently
there is DO ground for ejecting them.
Nevertheless, it is my opinion that
well-known men who desire to discuss
the secret things of politics and of
finance and of religion, and who also
desire to have business matters kept
private, should be very careful to as
certain who is sitting beside them In
the corridors of our hotels, or they
should discuss their matters else
where."-New York Sun.
have been relieved of
female troubles by Mrs*
Pinkham's advice anti
The letters of a few are
printed regularly In this
If any one doubts the
efficiency and sacredly
confidential character of
Mrs* Plnkham's methods,
write for a book she has
recently published which
contains letters from the
mayor of Lynn, the post?
master, and others of her
city who have made care?
ful investigation, and who
verify all of Mrs* Pink
ham's statements and
The Plnkham claims are
THIRTY YEARS OF CURES
tiJly wife had pimples on ber face, hut
sho has been taking CASCARETS and they
have aU disappeared. I had been troubled
with constipation for some time, but after tak
ing the first Cascnret I have had no trouble
with this ailment. We cannot speak too high
ly of Cascarets." FRED WAKTMAN,
6708 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, Pa?
TRADE MARK RSOISTEREO
Pleasant, Palatable. Potent. Taste Good. Do
Good, Never Sicken, Weaken, or Gripe. 10c, 2Sc. 60c.
... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
StrHl.f Siot d, Conpiny, Cbleago, Von Irr ?1, Btw York. SU
IIA Til OAP Sold and jrimrantced by all drug
HU' I U-DAb gisu to Cl'icr. Tobacco Habit.
W. L. DOUGLAS
$a&3.50 SHOES ???ft'ON
~}\Vorth $4 to $6 compared.
with other makes.
^Indorsed by over
) genuine have 1
Douglas' name and
stamped on bottom. Take (
no substitute claimed to be
as good. Your dealer
should keep them - if
not, we will send a pair *
Jon receipt of price and 25c.
extra for carriage State kind of leather,
size, and width, plain or cap toe. Cat. free.
(WREtuns *. L DOUGLAS SHOE CO., Brockton, Mass.
Hos tho largest sale of any ink
in the world.
Most tai lc i'd of potuto un earth ! Oar,
Catalog tel Ix-ac Rino about Sal
ler's Earliest Hlx Weeks' Potato. '
Largest farm and veritable seed
growers lu UJS. Potatoes. ?1.2?i and ?
ap a bbl. Rend tbls notice and Zc\
. (tamp tor Rl| Ca?alo?, r'
"IN THE FACE OF DEATH."
HOW BRITISH SOLDIERS HAVE WON
THE VICTORIA CROSS.
Colonel Inn Ilmnllton of the Gordon
llichlandera Was the First to Bo Ko
Deco ruted In the HOP r-British War.
-The American AledaV of Honor.
If every soldier who earns tue Vio-.
loria Cross or its American medal
equivalent lived to wear it the decora
tion through its very commonness
would lose much, of its significance
and value. One man in ten wins it
and lives; the other nine die in tho
striving. It has been Baid authorita
tively that alter the institution of the
Cross of the Legion of Honor, the
Victoria Cross and the Congressional
Medal of Honor, individual deeds of
daring increased nearly fouriold. It
perhaps is probable that the exist
en e of the decorations and the known
fact that they were to be worn simply
calle;! the attention of officers more
sharply to the duty of reporting all
acts of valor which came under'tbeir
nolice, and that this more thau any
hope for reward accounted for the ap
parent "re-enforcement of courage."
. The intriusic value of these badges of
bronze is about one cent, yet for the
privilege of wearing them the soldiers
of three countries seem always.ready
to tvoad Gray's "paths of glory."
The French decoration was first
granted nuder Napoleon in the eaily
part of the present century; the Vic
toria Cross was instituted during the
Crimean war, and the American medal,
was first struck off to reward acts of
heroism performed during the war of
secession. The French cross may be.
won by civilians; the English and
American crosses are piuued only up
on the breasts of soldiers and sailors.
In the armies of all three nations
officer and privat'*, peasant and pi ince,
have equal chances of wearing that'
which nothing hut attested bravery
The first Victoria Cross granted for
bravery in the present South African
war was given two weeks ago to
Colouel lau Hamilton of the Gordon
Highlanders for conspicuous gallan
try at the battle of Elandslaagte.
A perusal of the Gazette list, which
tells something of the deeds for which
the Victoria Cross has been awarded,
shows that fully one-half of the most
striking exhibitions of heroism have
been ?hown by men whose shoulders,
bore no insignia of rank. One English
publication states that perhaps with
ono exception the bravest thing done
by a British soldier was the at:t of a
drummer boy. That drummer boy,
if living, is now a man 60 years old,
and for 45 years of that time he'has
been wearing the Victoria Cross, and
has had tho right -which, by the way, ;
he has never exercised-of writing V.
C. after his name. The boy, in the
year 1857, amid a perfect shower of
shot and shell fastened bags of gun
powder ou the gales of Delhi. He
carried doath in his arms that day
and carried it in other forms- all along
his way. Others helped him and
were killed; he lived and wore the
It was another British drummer
boy'who, while acting as a field bu
gler for Lord Napier of Magdala in
the Abyssinian war, left the general's
side and dashed first iuto the strong
hold of "Theodore the Tyrant."
It would seem that by common con
sent the British authorities give the
palm for surpassing bravery to a pri
vate named Kavanagh, who Bucceedett"
iu reaching Colin Campbell's column.,
aud by telling of the dire need of
Lucknow spurred that officer to' its
relief. Lucknow was besieged and
tba garrison was starving. The little
band of devoted men, with the women
aud children who were cooped up at
tbe residency, expected'soon to be at.
the mercy of 60,0U0 savages, for the
evidence grew that the place
could not much longer hold out. The
commandant called for a volunteer
who would disguise himself as a
Sepoy, mingle with the enemy and
watchiug his chance, escape to carry
the news of the garrison's stiaits
to Lord Colin Campbell. The com
mandant said that the service almost
certainly meant deatb. Many men
volunteered. Kavanagh was chosen
because he knew the language of the
Sepoys. He staiued his skin, changed
his costume and roached the enemy's
camp. Breaking away from the im
mediate besiegers, he made across
the country. On the way he fell in
with many bauds of the enemy. He
slept with them, marched with them
and ate with them, escaping SUB
piciou, as it were, by a miracle!
Fiuall}*, leaving the last of them be
hind, he went- into the jungle and
dared starvation and the tiger's lair
for days. He reached the English
outposts, aud, being mistaken for an
enemy, was shot at and almost killed.
Kavanagh told his story to General
Campbell and the relief of Lucknow
followed. A year afterward Private
Kavanagh, at the forefront of a battle
with tlie Sepoys, was killed by a
bullet, wbich, in entering his breast-,
touched the edge of the ribbon wbich\
held iu place tho Victoria Cross given
him "For Valor."
Private Kavanagh's- deed has a par
allel in the American army. In the
year 1876, during the Sioux uprising,
General Terry, whose camp was on
the Big Horn, wished to communicate
with General Crook on the Powder
river. The country between the two
commands was infested with hostile
Sioux Indians. Trained plainsmen,
scouts who had been Indian fighters
all their lives, abandoned the courier
task as hopeless. Then Private James
Bell, Co. E, Seventh infantry, came
forward and told General Terry that
he would carry the dispatches. Terry
gave Bell the papers and told him he
was riding to his death. The scouts
said "suicide," Bell said nothing, but
went He rode principally at night,
hiding in the daytime. Twice he was
within earshot of the thumping hoofs
of the Indian ponies bearing their
riders by his hiding-place. A neigh
from his horse meant capture ai d
death. Yet Bell got through and
gave Terry's message to Crook.
Some years ago, when the Coman
ches, Cheyennes and Kiowas were on
, the warpath along the Wichita river?
Texas, Sergeant Zachariah T. Wood
hall, with four privates of Troop L,
Sixth cavalry, agreed to carry disr
patches through the very heart of the
i redskins' country. The troopers were
I attacked by a baud of 125 warriors of
the allied tribes. Woodhall and his
men held an advantageous place,
with water and food and with an
! abundance of ammunition. They could
j have hold off the reds probably until
I relief arrived, but Woodhall said td
? his men: "Those dispatches must go
through." Accordingly the little band
j cut its way through the circling horde.
Woodhall was desperately wounded
but clung to his horse and his dis
patches and succeeded with his fol
lowers in reaching their destination.
They pinned a medal of honor on his
blouse while it was hanging alongside
his cot in the hospital. &
Space forbids ns giving detailed ac
counts of the courageous deeds whifch
won medals for oilier enlisted men in
the United States army. There was
Charles Bessy, a musician, who,
thongh wounded himself, went or.t
under a scathing fire nnd tended two
wounded comrades. There was Ser:
g?ant Forsythe of tho cavalry, who,
thongh dangerously wounded by tho
\ Indians, left cover and rescued his
commanding officer, who had been
?^at down by the Sionx in the open.
Thia Forsythe did nnder the direct
fire of 50 rifles. There a- o some 25
other cases, all of them well worth
It has been said before that tho
right to put V. C. after his name is
given every man, officer or private,
who wins the Victoria Cross. There
is no case'on record where a British
enlisted mau, sailor or soldier, has
made use of the privilege. The officers
use it invariably. The English papers
anti magazines say that the officers
have always discouraged the use of
V. C. by tho men. As a result of thia
action by the men of raak they havo
bean called upon to uudergo as scath
ing a fire of British press criticism as
those of them who wear the Cross
stood from the enemy's rifles when
winuiug the decoration.-Edward B.
Clark, in the Chicago Timca-Herald.
TRAINING LUBBERS FOR THE NAVY
The Department's New Method of Klt
tiiif; Mon Tor tho Service.
A new policy has been inaugurated
by the United-States uavy department
.for securing capable and well-in
structed men for the enlisted forces
in the naval service. The enlisted
men of the navy, including all grades,
have heretofore Leen taken from tho
merchant service and the apprentices'
school and from men picked up any
where, who were enrolled with the
rating cf landsmen. Tho landsman,
as a rule, was a greenhorn and igno
rant of all details of life on shipboard.
They were taken on men-of-war and
broken in, sometimes after great
trouble. Often it was two or three
years before they were entitled to bo
ranked as ordinary or able seamen.
Coal heavers were enlisted from all
sections without regard, as a rule, to
competency or sea experience.
Now the navy proposes taking men
without any experience on shipboard,
.instructing them in all the details of
the dnties required of men on the
largest ships, and after they have be
como qualified to distribute them as
seamen or Bond them to the engine
room force of regular ships as they
may be required. As a result of- the
disposition of experienced sailors to
engage in private work the navy is
now short over 2000 men and several
hundred apprentices, but in the latter
case little attempt has been made to
increase tho force on account of the
lack of sufficient quarters at tho
.training stations. The total strength
allowed by law is 17,500 men and
2500 boys of which there are now
about 14,500 men and only 1000 boys.
To provide in future for the enlisted
vacaucies three training ships have
been designated on which men are to
be instructed in sea life and after serv
ing a required period are expected to
be qualified for any duties on ships of
the highest class. Attached to this
little fleet is the old Hartford, which
has been completely rehabilitated and,
except in appearance, has little of the
characteristics of Farragut's flagship.
This bid vessel has left the Mare Isl
and navy yard, California, with nearly
300 men on board, gathered upon the
JPacific Slope, who will be broken in
as seaman, seamen gunners and men
of other naval ratings. It is a queer
anc strange collection that the Hart
ford has on board, fow, if any, know
ing starboard from port, when they
enlisted. This collection, however,
has been drilled for two months, and
Captain Hawley, who commands the
ship, is confident that, with the as
sistance of a small crew of experi
enced sailors, his command will bring
the old ship safely to Hampton Boads,
by April 15.
The voyage of tho Hartford will be
roundabout, including Hawaii, thence
across to some island lu tho South
Pacific, to Callao, Valparaiso, through
the Straits of Magellau, and up the
South American coast, through the
West Indies. Few will recognizo tho
vessel on her arrival, with modern bat
tery, increased speed aud immense
spread of sail. By tho time sho
arrives the naval officials expect tho
crew to be well drilled, but a few
months' more experience will be re
quirod at sea before they would be
regarded as veterans fit for active ser
vice. Another ship that has been
ordered on this duty is the old corvette
Lancaster, now cruising in the West
Indies with a class. The Enterprise
has another class on board. These
vessels in future are to bo devoted to
the use of tho training service, inde
pendently, however, of the appren
tice system, which will have its own
The delay in. completing the new
structures at Newport, where provi
sion will be made for increasing the
facilities for quartering apprentices,
and the unfinished condition of the
new station established at Goat Island,
San Francisco, have prevented tho
authorities from making active efforts
to bring the number of apprentices up
to the limit allowed. At Newport
barracks are being constructed that
will provide for at least 1000 boys,
and on the west coast 500 will be cared
for on shore, the rest of the 2400
being kept at sea on training ships.
With two apprentice stations in full
operation and three training ships en
gaged at all times in instructing men
for the navy, Admiral Crowinshield
and other officers of the navy expect
no trouble in a year or two iu main
taining the authorized enlistod force
at its full strength.-Baltimore Sun.
Practical Use Found for Megaphonen.
Megaphones, which have generally
been looked upon as a sort of semi
useful playthiug for yachtsmen or by
announcers of bicycle races and field
sports, are now being put to a thor
oughly practical uso by builders. Two
of them are in constant use by tho
contractors for the cathedral of St.
John the Divine, now being erected
on Iu'-rningside Heights Now York
City. With them a man at the top of
the arches, about 150 feet above tho
street level, converses with the stone
cutters and handlers of other mater
ials below. So useful have these ex
aggerated speaking trumpets become
that their general uso by builders is
certain to follow this innovation.
Megaphones for such purposes have
been found better than the telephone,
as they are inexpensive and there is
no danger of their getting out of re
An orchid sold the other day at
auction iu Now York city for one hun
dred guineas is thus described in the
auctioneers catalogue: "Odontoglos
sum Cri8pUm. True pacho variety,
petals and sepals blocker1 with very
deep red spots, in the v. ay of O Cris
pum Peetersi, but larger; six bulbs,
two with leads, and six leaves in
A Lucid Description.
"I had a bad cough for six
weeks and could not ?nd any
relief whatever. I read what a
wonderful remedy Aycr's Cherry
Pectoral was for coughs and I
bought a bottle. Before I bad
taken a quarter of it my cough
had entirely left me."-L. H awn,
Newington, Ont., May 3,1899.
Neglected colds always lead
to something serious. They
run into chronic bronchitis which
pulls down your general health
and deprives you of sleep: or
they end in genuine consump
tion with all its uncertain results.
Don't wait, but take Aycr's
Cherry Pectoral just as soon as
you begin to cough. A few
doses will cure you then. But
it cures old colds, too, only it
takes a little more time. Wc
refer to such diseases as bron
chitis, asthma, whooping-cough,
consumption, and hard winter
If you've just taken cold a 25 cent bot
_Io is all you'll need. For barder cases a
50 cent bottlo is better. For chronic
troubles, and to keep on hand, tho $1.00
bottle is most economical.
The Hilling Passion.
Wife (who has been out shopping all
day)-"Ob, dear, how tired and hun
gry I am."
Husband-"Didn't you have any
Innch in town?"
Wife-"A plate of soup only; I
didn't feel that I could afford to have
Husband-"Did you find that hat
Wife-"Oh, yes; it is a perfect
dream, John; and it only cost 828."
B. B. B. CUBES BJiOOD POISON.
Bottle Free to Sufferers. '
Blood Toison, producing Falling Hair.
Itcbing Skin, Swollon Glands, Enting Sores,
Ulcers, Eruptions, rimples, Sore Throat
and Mouth, Bono Pains, cured to stay cured
by B. B. B. (Botanic Blood Balm), made
especially for nil terrible Blood Troubles.
Sold at drug stores SI per largo bottle. Trial
bottle sent free to sufferers- Write for it to
Blood Balm Co., C Mitchell St., Atlanta, Ga.
Advanced One Number.
"Does your wife let you sit in the
easy chair she gave you Christmas?"
"No; she sits in that; but now I get
to sit in the ono she gave me last year."
Fd neate Your Itowels With Cascnrets.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
Kc. >6c. ll C. C. C. fall, druggists refund mouey.
February 4th. next, will bo celebrated by
lawyers and judges In various parts of the
country as the centenary or John Marsh-H's
appointment to the chief Justiceship of tho
Komi This. Tho Peerless Tobacco Works
Co., of Bedford City. Va., wants traveling sales
men in each stnte. Writo them for particulars.
Experience not absolutely necessary.
"Whales' Teeth as Money.
Whales' teoth form the coinage of tho FIJI
Islands. They aro pnlnted white nnd red, tho
red teeth bolng worth about twenty times as
muchas tho whlto.
Mrs. Winslow's Foothlng Syrup for children
teething, softens tho gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c n bottle.
Tho UnttPd States enpromo court decides
that tapioca flour ls admissible free o? duty.
How Are Toar Ul dr. er a f
Dr. Hobba'Spaniens Pills cure all tldnejr Ula. Han*
ploxreo. Add. Sterling Comedy Co.. Chicano or N.?*.
Dreyfus' counsol, M. Liborl, will lecturo for
thlrteon wocks in tho United States next au
liaware of Ointments for Catarrh That
ns mercury will surely destroy tho sense of
smoll and completely dorango tho wholo system
when entering lt through the mucous surfaces.
Such articles should nover be used except on
prescriptions from reputable physicians, as the
dnmngo thoy will do ls ton fold to th? gcod you
cnn possibly derivo from them. Hall's Catarrh
Curo manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co.,
Toledo, 0., contains no mercury, and ls taken
internally, acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of th? system. In buying
Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure to get the genuine.
It ls takon lnternallv, nnd ls made in Toledo,
Ohio, by F. J. Ch'.-ney & Co. Testimonials free.
f5* "Sold by Druggists; price, 75c. por bottle.
Hall's Family Fills are the best.
I have found Piso's Curo for Consumption
an unfailing medicine. -F. R. L?TZ, 13U5 Scott
St., Covington, Ky., Oct. 1,1831.
Pays Over Half tho Taxes.
Now Orleans represents more than the total
valuation of Louisiana, and consequently pays j
more than half tho taxes.
To Cure Constipation Forever.
Take Cascnrets Candy CatbarMc. 10c or 25c.
If C. C. C. fall to cure, drugglstsrofund money.
Thc "Kids" Bepcat lt.
Father-History ropoats Itself.
Son-It don't in our school. They mako us
kids do lt -Judge.
PUTNAM FADELESS DTKB do not stain
tho bunds or Bpot the kettla Bold by oil
Slate Pencil Industry.
Pencils from slato dust molded by hydraulic
pres-mro are now made in large quantities.
They are much moro popular than the solid
cut pencils. One factory last year mado 25,.
000.000 molded pencils.
ron'l Tobacco Spit and Smoke Your Lite Away.
To quit lobacco eoBlly and forever, be mag
netic, full of lifo, nerve and vigor, take No-To
Tac, tho wonder-workor, that makes weak men
strong. All druggists, 50c or $1. Cure guaran
teed. Booklet and samplo freo. Address
Sterling Bemody Co., Chicago or New York.
French manufacturers demanded tho rejec
tion of tho roclp:oclty treaty with the United
VITALITY low, dobllitr.tcd oroxhaustod cured
by Dr. Kline's Invigorating Tonic. FBBK $1
trial bottlo for 2 rooks' treatment. Dr. Kllno,
Ld., 031 Arch St., Phltadolpha. Founded 187L
n. II. GKKEN'8 SONS, of Atlanta, Ga., aro tho
only successful Dropsy Specialists in the world.
Seo their liberal offer in advertisement in an
other column of this papor.
An Old Grant.
Mrs. Edgar A. Sto-er, wife of a Columbus
(O ) bankor, bas found among old papers a
grant signed by ono of Washington's generals
for eighty thousand nc res of land located in
Cures a Cough or Cold at once,
Conquers Croup without fall.
Birg Is thc best for Bronchitis. Grippe.L__
Mm Hoarseness, Whooping-Cough. and ftjH
for the cure of Consumption.
Motherspraiseit. Doctors prescribe it
Small doses ; quick, sure results.
FOR ALL LUNG TROUBLE
1 ile Dh? 1 SMOKING
Tobacco on Earth is
NOT in theTRUST
IS THE BRAND.
BROWN BBOS. CO.. WINSTON, If. C
ave Your Hair witt
And light dressings of CUTICURA, purest of
emollient skin cures. This treatment at once
stops falling hair, removes crusts, scales, and
dandruff, soothes irritated, itching surfaces,
stimulates the hair follicles, supplies the roots
with energy and nourishment, and makes the
hair grow upon a sweet, wholesome, healthy
scalp when all else fails.
Millions of Women
Use C?TIC?RA SOAP exclusively for preserving, purifying, and beautifying
the skin, for cleansing the scalp of crusts, scales, and dandruff, and the stop
ping of fallir7 hair, for softening, whitening, and healing, red, rough, and
sore hands, in the form of baths for annoying irritations and dialings, or
too free or offensive perspiration, in the form of washes for ulcerative weak
nesses, and for many antiseptic purposes which readily suggest themselves
to women? and especially mothers, and for all the purposes of the toilet,
bath, and nursery. No amount of persuasion can induce those who have once
used it to use any other, especially for preserving and purifying the skin,
scalp, and hair of infants and children. CUTICURA SOAP combines delicate
emollient properties derived from ?UTICURA, the great skin cure, with tho
purest of cleansing ingredients, and the most refreshing of flower odors. No
other medicated soap ever compounded is to be compared with it for pre
serving, purifying, and beautifying the skin, scalp, hair, and hands. No
other foreign or domestic toilet soap, however expensive, is to be compared
with it for all the purposes of the toilet, bath, and nursery. Thu3 it com
bines, in ONE SOAP at ONE PRICE, viz., TWENTT-FIVE CENTS, the BEST
skin and complexion soap, the BEST toilet and BEST baby soap in tho world.
All that has been said of ConcuaA SOAP may be said with even greater omphasis
of CnriccRA Ointment, tho most delicate, and yet most ejective of emollients, and
greatest of skin cures. Its use in connection with ConcuaA SOAP (as por directions
around each package), in the "ONE NIGHT CURT, FOR SOBE HANDS," in the.
" INSTANT RELIEF TRJSATMENT FOR DISFIGURING ITCHINGS AND IRRITATIONS,"
and in many uses too numerous to mention, is sufficient to prove its superiority
over all other preparations for the skin.
4?WStf>iii'a Complets External and Internal Treatment for every Humor,
fi Uli. fl SJ (Lin ?JS c0nsi8,LN? OF CUTICURA Heur- ?2?C.L to cleanse the efcln bf crusts and
^?^..^"?.s* ?.* r.ales and soften the thickened cuticle, CUTICUKA OINTMENT (60c.),
.w. e . At AK 10 ii*tanUy allay Itching, Inflammation, and irritation, and soothe and
J nO 30?, ?fti. ?ZO heal, and C?TICTTRA RESOLVENT (MC), IO cool And cleanse the blood.
A SntOLB SET 1B often sufficient to enre the most torturing, dinflgurln;, and humiliating skin,
scalp, and blood humors, with lo?s of hair, when all else falls. POTTER DEUO AND CHEM.
Goar., Sole Props., Boston. " All about tho Skin, Scalp, and Hair," free.
T^OTASH gives color,
* flavor and firmness to
all fruits. No good fruit
can be raised without
Fertilizers containing at least
8 to io% of Potash will give
best results on all fruits. Write
for our pamphlets, which ought
to be in every farmer's library.
They are sent free.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
93 Nassau St., New York.
BYANT & STRATTON (Bookkeeping
Cost no moro than 2d class school. Catalog freo
|iurrn/lRHEUMATiSM TABLETS. POS?
U n LC.UH UWe relief, new falls. Sample box, 3M.
Address Hector Street Book Store, N. Y. City
Mention this ?mln^im?%!.??r''
FOR 14 CENTS S
We wish to cain this rear SOfuOTO 9
new o ust ora ITS. and h once offer m
1 Pkg. Cur Garden Beet, . Ito
1 Pkg.Earl'st Emerald CncumberlCc
I " Ls Cronan Market Lettuce, 15c
1 " Strawberry Melon, 15c
I " 13Da? llsdi-h, loo
1 " Early RI po Cabbage, loo
1 " Earl/ Dinner Onion, 10c
S " Brilliant Flower Soda. Ito
Worth 01.00, for 14 COU. Si-HO
Ab oro 10 rkgsTVorth $1.00, we will
mail yon free, toe ether with ocr
great Catalog, telling all about
SAUER S MILLICH COLLAS POTATO
upon receipt of this notice Aide, A
I stamps. We Inri te yonr trade, am
S nM?aJfflti'cnowwhcD *on oncc tT7 Sailer's
** wSc5Pr?*aeoclw you will aoTci do without.
m HWPBji PrUvScn Sailer's 1HUO-rar
S est earliest Tomato Giant on earth. C
Z JOH* J? BALZER BKCD COn Ll CROSSE, ?Il * A
DON'T STOP TOBACCO SUDDENLY
It Injure? nervous system to do so. BA CO
CITKOIH the only caro that REALLY CURES
?nd notifie* yon when to 6top. Sold with a
guarantee that three hoses will cure ?ny case.
RAfi?l.ftlIR?i is vegetable ?lid harmless. It
euro you. At au druggists or hy mall prerwid,
81 a box; 3 boxes $2.?. Booklet free. Writ?
ECKER A CH KM IC AL CO., Lacrosse. WU
cases. Book of testimonials and :
' DISCOVERY; eves
relief and cures worst
IO days' treatment
H. rr. oKEEN'S SONS. UOX B. Atlanta, fla
Toa caa earn (SO per roo. hamtrUg
oar Portraits ami Frames, write for
ferma, ?. B. A^crsjoa ft Co? 873 Elm St, T>oKas, tex.
MlXLIrVEl :Y Pel f Inc sh t tn o few Pf? ya for Pl
Also valurible information about woora ting ni>
terlol. reathrrs. etc. Hu.ML' MILLI \ KR Y CO.,
?M Washington Street, Constantine. Mich.
/pES WHERE ALLEiSE FAILS.
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