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Sixty Years Ago Considered
Good Only for Coarse Food.
FINE PRODUCT OF TODAY
In Spanish-American War Com Stalk
Piths Wits Considered Best Pack
Ing Between Plates of Warvhips
Values of Pedigreed Grain?Utilized
in Paper Making.
Sixty years ago* corn was consid
ered suitable only for coarse food, lor
the nourishment of animals, and tlie
manufacture of whisky. Now, how
ever, multitudes of by-products rind
their bases in this, our national grain.
Thirty years ago there was practically
no glucose manufactured in America;
but since Indian corn came to the
front in this field we are enabled to
. export a goodly quantity of this pro
duct, while foreign glucose made from
rice, wheat, potato; and sago starches
cannot compete with that of our own
But atter a time chemists discov
ered that this little germ contained
an oil which was worth more than tue
other constituents?that in proportion
to its weight it was the most valuable
portion of tbe grain. It is now sub
jected to high pressure, and a nth
golden oil Is extracted. When puri
fied by distillation it is so sweet tbat
it may be acceptably used for salads.
It should be sold for this purpose un
its, own name, though too often it is
t-ot. It will stand longer tnan most
vegetable oils without becoming ran
cid, and is new manufactured in the
United States in goodly quantities.
Last year we exported 3,222,875 gal
Corn oil, vulcanized, forms the basis
for a substitute for rubber, a substi
tute which, being compounded with
' sixty per cent of commercial rubber,
is used in the manufacture of rubber
boots, tires, blankets, lineoleuri, and
other similar articles. A large per
centage of the crude oil j is us:ed by
soapmakers, and the residue makes a
valuable food for cattle. Of the corn
oil, cake, and meal we exported last
year 14,014,885 pounds.
In Spanish war times it was found
that the pith of the American corn
stalk made the best possible mater
ial for packing between the plates of
warships. It not only presented a
barrier difficult of penetration by the
enemy's guns, but when an apeiture
was actually made, the absorbent
qualities of the pith came into full
play in the water to which it was now
exposed, and It would orten swell sui
fieiently to close the hole temporarily.
Another use for this pith has now
been found in the manufacture of
high-grade paper. Abundant experi
ments have demonstrated its value tor
this purpose, and a large plant will
soon be built for its manufacture.
Machinery will go into the field, cut
off the leaves, husk the ears, and hind
the stalks into bundles. These will
then be sent to the depithing plant
where, after passing through several
processes, the pith will be rolled Irto
sheets and converted into paper, while
the outside fiber will be used for mak
ing box-board. The cost of manufac
turing paper from corn-stalks will be
about twenty-five dollars a ton, which
is about one-third the cost of making
it from rags or pulp.
The principle underlying the scien
tific method is the choosing of the
finest seed from a given race. This Is
planted in an isolated location, and
the corn highly cultivated ^a-art care
fully harvested. Again the following
year the process is repeated, this time
by planting only the middle kernels of
the most perfect ears selected from
the preceding crop.
Another wonderful record has. been
attained in the production of the im
proved seed. In order to test this
matter, three hundred acres was
planted in Southern Illinois with
pedigreed seed. The average yield of
the other fields on the same farm was
about thirty bushels to the acre, while
the yield from the improved seed was
over sixty bushels, bringing the wise !
farmer a net profit of four thousand j
dollars from the choice of seed alo^e, !
tbe cultivation, condition of soil, etc., '
being about the same in all the fields, j
New Toilet Dangers.
A large number of deaths and cases
of blindness have been caused of iate
in the United States by the consump
tion and employment of wood alcobol.
This alcohol is now used very exten
sively, and statistics show that it has
actually caused some two hundred i
deaths. Not only is the consumption !
thus fatal, but the fumes which p*-ise
from it are dangerous and may pro
duce blindness. As wood alcohol en
ters very largely into the cheaper lini
ments, hair tonics, cosmetics, per
fumes, et cetera, it will be seen how
great is the danger.
Statues of Egypt.
A scientist has discovered four hun
dred and fifty statues of all sizes at
Karnak, Egypt. They are of granite,
limestone, basalt, breccia, petrified
wood, ivory, bronze, et cetera. Among
other finds are ten sphinxes of grau
ite, alabaster and limestoue. images
of sacred animals, vases, altars, obe
lisks, jewels, and portrait statues.
They wem found in a sort of ditch,
and throw new light on the twenty
Biiiran Blood !W*rkq
A tale of horror was told by marks
of human blood in the home of J. W
Williams, a well known merchant of
Bac, Ivy., ITe writes: "Twenty y^ars
ago I had severe hemorrhages of the
lungs, and was neat rjoath when I be
gan taking Dr. Kind's N??w Discovery.
It completely cured me and ? have re
mained well ever since." It cur -s Hem
orrhages Chronic Coughs. Settled j
Colds and Bronchitis, and is the only -
known cure for Wenk Lungs. Every
bottle guaranteed *v J a. "Wanna
maker, Mfg. C , druggist. !30c and $100
Trial bottle free.
tl ^ t a ^ ~ IE
If a man loves a na d,
That's his business.
If a maid loves a man,
That's her business,
? If they marry,
That's their business.
But When They Want Sash, Doors, Blinds, Lime, Cement Plaster,
Hay, Corn and Oats in Car Lots, Rice Flour, Wheat Bran, Field Seed.
tHAT'S OUR BUSINESS.
We carry the largest and best stock and at lowest prices.
Avers & Williams
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M?NTE CRISTO CHATEAU.
Home Upon Which the Elder Daman
Squandered a Korlnne.
At his architectural folly "of Monte
Crlsto. near St Gerrualn-en-Laye.
which he built at a cost of upward of
700.000 francs and sold for 3C..00(;
francs In 1S4S, Duinas had uninclosed
grounds and gardens, which, with the
house, afforded lodgings and entertain
meut not only to a host of boheniiau
"sponges," but to all the dogs, cats
and donkeys that chose to quarter
themselves in the place. It was called
by the neighbors "la niaison de Bot
Dieu." There was a menagerie in the
park, peopled by three apes^fJugurtha.
the vulture, whose transport fron';
Africa, whence Dumas fetched him.
cost 40,000 francs (it would be too
long to tell why); a big parrot called
Duval; a macaw named Papa and an
other christrened Everard; Lucullus.
the golden pheasant; Caesar, the game
cock; a peafowl and a guinea fowl:
Mysouf II., the Angora cat, and the
Scotch pointer Pritchard.
This dog was a character. He was
fond of cauino society, and used to
sit in the road looking out for other
dogs to Invite them to keep him com
pany at Monte Cristo. He was taken
by his master to Ham to visit Louis
Napoleon when a prisoner there. The
latter wished to keep Pritchard, but
counted without the Intelligence of the
animal in asking Dumas before his
face to leave him behind. The pointer
set up a howl so piteous that the gov
ernor of the prison withdrew the au
thorization he had given bis captive to
retain him. Some of the dogs that
Pritchard invited in stayed altogether.
Other* remained only for a meal.
One day Michel, the gardener, said
to hie employer, "Does monsieur know
how many dogs there are in his prop
erty?" "No, Michel, I don't" "Well,
there are thirteen." "An unlucky
number. Take care that they don't all
eat together, for if they did one would
be sure to die in the year." "Oh, it's
not that that troubles me." pursued
Michel. "What is It then?" "I'm
thinking that all these brutes are able
to devour in one day a whole ox:
horns and all." "You dou't mean to
Eay that they'd eat the horns?" "Oh,
if monsieur takes the matter as a
joke 1 have nothing more to say."
"But I don't see any joke In it."
"Well, then, just let me lay tLe whip
on twelve of them, and the house will
be rid of them right away." "Walt a
bit Michel. You see that all these
dogs In quartering themselves here
pay a complimeut to the house. Give
them a graud dinner tomorrow and at
the end of the dessert tell them to
clear out If they don't go, show se
verity." Michel was withdrawing when
Duma's relented. "Hold!" he cried.
"You see, when the bon Dieu give* us
riches, a fine house and position he also
imposes charges upon us. Since the
dogs?which, after all, are his crea
tures, too?are in the house. I prefer
that they stay. I don't believe that
any one was yet ruined by what poor
brutes ate. However, see that tha
number of thirteen Is changed." "Will
monsieur let me turn one away, and
then there will be only twelve'/" "No;
encourage Tritc-hard to luvlte another,
which will bring them up to fourteen."
"But It will then be a pack." "With
all my heart, provided the dogs don't
quarrel aud go mad." They never
did bark and bite, but lived in fra
ternal kindness until Monte Cristo
was sold. Dumas before he left It got
thirteen friends to take as many dogs
and kept Pritchard, who died with
him of old age.
Dicton? ?nid Hfi wou'd not I?Ivh.
Peter Fry, Woodruff, Pa., writes:
"After doctoring for two years with
the best physicians in Waynesburg,
and still getting worse, the doctors
advised me if I had any business to
attend to I had better attend to it at
once, as I could not possibly live
another month as there was no cure
for tne. Foley's Kidney Cure was rec
ommended to me by a friend, and 1
itninediatelv sent my son to the store
for it. and after taking three bottle ? 1
began to get better and continued to
improve until I was entirely well."
Dr. A C. Dukes.
Comptroller ?t Shu Oumnoy RHg*
iy, In an ad?wss to P^nnslyvH.nj*
bankers, sMd hat if the director*
w?re hmesb a.nd d'd their duty tilers
<vv. "no reasonable excuse" for p
The Kind You Have A^sys Bought
For Infants and Children,
aven't Seen Our Interesting Display Of
Autumn S; ck Suits of ultra-faashionable and conservative cut, don't delay another day seeing it. The"great
assortment of pa ter is in *.he new models contains evtry worthy fabric in exclusive designs from the best mills
at home arm ttbruwi. The garments, which show all tue newest "kinks" and "wrinkles" of high-class custom
tailoring are the famous
Strouse & Bros., Clothing
which are favorably known the country over for their perfect fitting, long wearing and stay-in-shape qualities.
You should certainly look into the superior merits of these Smart Clothes before purchasing an Autumn
Suit-it will be a pleasure to show you the new models and we'll not importune you to buy-that we leave
to the garments In the collection of
Men's and Young Men's Autumn Sack Suits | t-e fiOOD points about
you will find all the new single and double-breasted cut 8 OUR Cl 0 rHES
of coats in the Dew patterns and shades of worsteds, m
cheviots and cassimeres. at 88.00 to 825 with an excep- ffi FOR BOYS AND JUVENILES
tionally attractive showing of Suits in the 815 grade. ? ___________
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I In them you will pee cleverly demonstrated all the
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Sailor and Russian Blouse
JLIOBFOLK, SUITS and single and double-breasted
UITS, sizes 3 to 8 years, in a variety of handsome & Sack Suits?many styles?sizes 8 to 16 years,
fabrics, daintily trimmed.83 to 87.00. ffl at...r\.82 to 83.
WE ARE SOLE AGENTS FOR WALK-OVER SHOES.
The Brunson ClothingjCo.
E. R. PAUL?NQ, Manager.
Mystery of a Kifln?pper.
A dlspatoh from New York says
mystery is the predominant cbnr&.ot r
istio in the disappearance Septemh^r
21 of Willie Tarbaras, aped ten* yp>rs
Harpowl ?jo b?. In t*>e ban'''' ',f t^ptp
who are. demanding 85 000 -n-'fo-D
rrm his r-ren*.*, under tnreatfs 6,;at
.??hp boy will he k -ed. His ho iy wi]i
v cut up ? nd scattered \->ao? r,v nMy
Unless t >-..?? Tturcy is f :rthoo:>r>!rg 5a
she r*rr!h!fi threat mud? by the <Wov
Untold Suffering and Constant
Misery?Awful Sight From that j
Dreadful Complaint, Infantile Ec- |
zema?Commenced at Top of his j
Head and Covered Entire Body, j
"Our bnby had that dreadful com
laint, Infantile Eczema, which afflicted
im for several months, commencing at
the top of his head, and at lust covering
his whole body. His sufferings were
untold and constant misery, m fact,
there was nothing we would not have
done to have given him relief. The
family doctor seemed to be wholly
! incapable of coping with the case, and
after various experiments of his, which
resulted in no benefit to the child, we
sent to Mazon, 111., to a druggist and got
a full set of the Cuticura Remedies and
applied as per directions, and he began
to improve immediately, and in about
three or four days began to show a I
brighter spirit and really laughed, for !
the first time in a year. In about, ninety j
days he was fully recovered, with the .
exception of a rough skin, which is !
gradually disappearing, and eventually j
will be replaced by a healthy one.
"Praise for the Cuticura Ih'inedics ;
has always been our greatest pleasure,
and there is not hing too good that wo
could say in their favor, for they cer
tainly saved our baby's life, for he was
the most awful sight that 1 ever beheld,
prior to the treatment of the Cuticura ,
Remedies. Mrs. Macbclle Lyon, ISL'G
Appleton Ave., Parsons, Kan., July 18,
COMPLETE TREATMENT $1
Complete external and internal treat
ment for every humor, consisting of
Cuticura Soap, Ointment, and Pills, may
now be had for one dollar. A single
set is often sufficient to cure the most
torturing, disfiguring, itching, burning,
and scaly humors, eczemas, rashes, and
irritations, from infancy to age, when
all else fails.
C'itlrur? Soap, Olntmrnt, end Pill? are wild thronclinut
Ihcwurlil. PomrDrust Chftn.Cnrp-Solo .Props., Uuttou.
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g I can insure Cotton rn Your Plantation as well as your dwelling and barns. W
I I write Life Insurance for a company that is Purely Mutual #
? and that has been doing business for sixty-three years. J
I Remember a Purely Mutual Company has no STOCKHOLDERS Jj
who get a share of the profits. The policyholders get all ff
of the profit.
I of me pront. j
AS The Company I represent has Forty Two Millions of Assets; and in which positively N3 GRAFT was found. w
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S at THE PEOPLE'S BANK I
Cures Biliousness, Sick
Headache, Sour Stom
ach, Torpid Liver and
Pleasant to ta&e
Cleanses the system
thoroughly and clears
sallow complexions of
pimples and blotches.
It ia gimr&nteed
DTi. a. c. D?KES.
Illustrated Song Post Cards Jc each at Sims' Book Store.
A B.isy Medicine for Susy People.
Brings Golden HeaUii and Renewed Vitfor.
A spcciiic for Constipation, lud Hostien. Liver
I and Kidney troubles, Pimples. Eczema, Impure
! Lllood, Had Kreuth, Sluggish Dowels, Headache
1 nnd Backache. Its Rocky Mountain Tea ia tub
let form, ;c? cents si box. Cenuine made by
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GOLDEN NUGGETS FOR SALLOW PE0PL5
Wb?n frying epps h?V8 tbe fl e low
and slid1? fibena ?ab^ut tbe pan to prev
vent burning tbe tbln whites.