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THE NEW NERVE TONIC
AND KIDNEY CURE.
Cleanses the Kidneys and Bladder, purifies the
Blood. Puts Flesh on thin people. Strengthens
the Nerves. Clears the Brain. Cures Nervous
Debility, Insomnia, Failing Memor". Restores
the Vim, V'r Viahty and Strength of Youth
in both w enand Women.
This New Remedy works like Magic, but Is ab
solutely harmless. Weigh yourself before taking.
PrWo, 60 ets.; 12 boxes, $500 by mal.
We wi cheerfully refund the money If you are
not benefitted. Try it and be convinced.
OLDTIME HALF CENTS.
Two of Them Sent to Washington
Last Year for Redemp
The treasury of the United States
on May 6. 1903. redeemed two half
cent pieces. This is the first time in
the- history of the country that any
such coins have been presented for
redemption. It is more than a cen
tury since the first half-cent piece
was coined, and it is hardly fifty
years since the governmenm discon
tinued minting them.
Possibly not one person in a thous
and living in the United States ever
saw a half-cent piece.
The last annual report of the di
rector of the min-E page 82, shows
that 7,895,222 of these coins, repre
senting $39,476.11, were issued. For
almost half a century each annual re
port of the treasury department has
included them among the "outs*cand
ing" obligations of the government.
The half-cent piece was the coin of
the smallest denomination ever made
by this country. It enjoys the dis
tinction also of being the first coin is
sued and also the first whose denomi
nation was discontinued. The United
States mint was established in 1792,
and copper half-cents and cents were
issued in 1793. Half the total num
ber of half cents issued were coined
previous -to 18io, after which year
their coinage, with few exceptions,
was limited. None were coined for
circulation from 1812 to 1824, nor
from 1836 to 1848. Finally in 1857
their coinage, with that of the big
copper cent, was discontinued. On
account of their limited issue in the
last years of their coinage they prac
tically had disappeared from the
channels of trade.
The need of adopting the half cent
as the lowest valpe computing factor
for a coin were ~made in the early
days of the republic.. Colonial half
cents and British farthings of the
same commercial value were then in
circulation, and many articles were
priced and sold in half cents. With
- the progress of the nation value arose
-and the needs for a half cent disap
peared and their use following *che
first decade of the century was al
most entirely confined to multiples.
While all other discontinued types
and denominations of United Staces
coin have found oblivion, the half
cent is the only one of which the
treasury reports do not record some
portion of the issued redeemed. Thtis
singular and unexplained fact has
been one of frequent commenc and
inquiry from mint and ti-easury offi
Large quantities of the half cents
a:-e to be found in the stocks of coin
dea'ers. The most common dates are
sold at a good premium, and the ex
tremnely rare ones are worth their
weight in gold.
Ferran Zarbe of St. Louis was the
man who sent the two half cent piec
es to Washington for redemption. He
now prizes highly the little voucher
calling for "one cent" which was sent
to him with that amount of current
coin in exchange for the two half
cent pieces he had forwarded.
An old farmer, who, by hard
work and parsimonious habits had
got together a little fortune, decided
that the time had at length arrived
when he was justified in ordering a
family carriage. He went to a car
riage builder's and descri'bed in de
tail what kind of vehicle he wished
"Now I suppose you want rubber
tires?:' said the carriage builder.
"No sir," replied the old farmer. in
tones oi resentment. ''My folks ain't
that kind.. When they're riding they
wnt to know it."
A NARROW ESCAPE.
Dramatic Climax to an Exciting
Will Contest Case.
The conversation turned on the
momentous effects of trifles at times
when they were least expected to
have any influence at all and this re
minded Mr. Thompson of an episode
in his own practice as a lawyer.
"It was the most exciting legal
battle of my life," he said, and every
one present begged him to tell it.
"A fight was going on for the pos
session of a large fortune," continued
he, while the others settled them
selves for the story. "A wayward son
was contesting the will -of his father,
and the case abounded in dramatic
features. Charge and counter charge
were ;regne%nt. The young man was
explosive, h3t tempered and without
character. How much his family had
suffered through him no one ever
knew. The young rascal had hoped
now he saw the case going against
him and the money slipping through
his fingers. The last link in the chain
of evidence was all that was needed,
and that would be supplied by the
testimony of his sister. Her name
was called, and as she stood up-she
was a beautiful creature-there arose
a buzz of admiration such as some
times comes from an audience. She
flushed at that and hesitated, then
started for the witness stand. I got
up as she was passing me, intending
to reassure her, and accidentally
stepped on her gown. Gowns had a
slight train in those days. My awk
wardness saved her life."
' He paused for a moment to note
the effect of his words. "The admir
ation of those in the courtroom was
the final touch to that worthless
brother. He sprang up and, drawing
a revolver from his pocket, exclaim
ed, 'Well, if I don't get the money
you never will,' and fired at her as
she came toward him. My checking
her by treading on her gown made
her step backward, and the bullet
missed her by an inch."
Insect Injuries to Corn.
Great is the American corn plant,
and to it is devoted a portion of the
annual report of the Illinois state
entomologist under the subject of
"The More Important Insect Injuries
to Indian Corn," .The same is also
published as bulletin No. 96 of the Illi
nois experiment station. Concerning
as it does, one of. the industries of
widest extent throughout the United
States, the information given touches
the interest of nearly every region of
the country. Every farmer north,
south, east and west may take an in
structive stroll with Dr. Forbes
through the entomologic field. There~
are few who will not learn something
of worth from the practical report,
and the illustrations really illustrate
it in an exceptionally clear and ad
W~,hile the economic feature receives
full attention, the author also takes
into account the rapidly rising inter
est in nature study and makes his re
port of material value for this purpose
to the public school teacher and stu
dent of whatever grade. The study
preented is intended to furnish a
clew to the whole system of insect
life of which the 'corn plant is the cen
ter. It thus stands as many re
spects a type or example oi the rela
tions of a plant to its insect visitants.
Dr. Forbes has a pleasing way of
throwing illuminating side lights on
the statements of familiar facts, to
the increase of their interest and
New Wheat Territory in Mexico?
A Canadian authority affirms the
strong probability that Mexico will
become one of the great wheat pro
ducing countries within the next few
years. Experiments with different
kinds of wheat show yields of from
fifty to sixty bushels of wheat to the
acre from the "turkey red" variety. It
is stated that a number of syndicates
have obtained concessions from the
government by which they have the
use of large areas of land for terms of
years. and if it is discovered that
large crops can be raised in Mexico
an endeavor will be made to place the
grain growing industry on a ccmmer
'hi.us can truthfully be said of
the new product for making the most delicious ice
cream you ever ate; everything in the package.
Nothing tastes so good in hot weather. All grocers
are placigitin stock. If your grocer can't supplyyon
send 25c. for two packages bymaidl. Four kindls: VaDn
illa,Chocolat Strawberry and Unflavored. Address,
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VILLAGES IN THE DARK.
Japanese Settlements Amid Dense
Groves of Evergreens.
Without having actually seen them
you cannot imagine how dark some
Japanese country villgaes remain,
even in the brightest and hottest
weather. In the neighborhood of
T"ky,. itself there are many villages
of this kiad. At a short distance from
such a settlement you see no houses;
nothing is visible but a dense grove
of evergreen trees.
The grove, which is usually com
posed of young cedars and bamboos,
serves to shelter the village from
storms and also to supply timber for
various purposes. So closely are the
trees planted that there is no room
to pass between the trunks of them;
they stand straight as masts and min
gle their crests so as to form a roof
that excludLs the sun. Each thatch
ed cottage occupies a clear space in
the plantation, the tree forming a
fence about it double the height of
the building. Under the trees it is
always twilight; even at high noon,
and the houses, morning and ev:ning,
are half in shadow. What makes the
first impression of such a village al
most disquieting is not the transpar
ent gloom, which has a certain weird
charm of its own, but the stillness.
There may be fifty or a hundred
dwellings, but you ;ee nobody and
hear no sound but the twitter of in
visible birds, the occasional crowing
of cocks and the shrilling cicadae.
Even the cicadae find these groves
too dim and sing faintly. Being sun
lovers, they prefer the trees outside
the village. I forgot to say that you
may sometimes hear a viewless shut
tle-chaka-ton, chaka-ton--But that
familiar sound in the great green si
lence seems an elfish happening. The
reason of the hush is simply that the
people are not at home. All the adults
have gone to the neighboring fields,
the women carrying their babies on
their backs, and most of the children
have gone to the nearest school, per
haps not lees than a mile away.
Two workmen were engaged in
digging a well when suddenly a por
tion of the earth gave way, falling on
and knocking down one of the men.
His companion called to him and lis
tened anxiously for a reply.
"Pat, speak, man!" cried Mike
again from above. "Are you dead?"
"No, Mike," came the answer, with
a groan. "I'm not dead, but I'm
Without more ado Mike set off
for help as fast as his legs could car
ry him. Thumping loudly on the door
of Pat's kinsfolk, he summoned help,
expaining that Pat had been knock
ed "spachless" and was buried by the
earth in the well.
"Who told ye so?" was the unex
pected matter of fact inquiry.
"He told me himself," retorted
Mike, indignant at his word 'being
doubted, "and, begorra, woman, if ye
don't believe me come and ask him,
and he'll tell ye it's the truth I'm
A little three-year-old miss, while
her mother was trying to get her to
sleep, became interested in a peculiar
noise and asked what it was.
"A cricket dear," replied the moth
"Well," remarked the little lad.y
"he ought to get himself oiled.''
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After 25 Years of Suffering
Deafness, Mr. W. Scott '?
3758 N. Fifteenth Street,
Philadelphia, Pa., March 10, 1901.
Dear Sirs: I have now used four bottles
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I was so sick I could not eat, sleep and
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A LATER LETTER.
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March 31, 1901.
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