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time to purify and enrich the blood, ana
thus give vigor and vitality, by taking
fhe One True Blood Parlfler. Ail drnggista. |L ,
Hood's PHIg cnre all Liver Ills. 25 cents, j
"Sleep on Till Day," a new song by |
Anton Strelezki, has been followed by I
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Day," which is said to be more popu- j
lar than Mr. Strelezkis' theme. '
A SINKING FUND
Of vital energy Is easily ana pleasantly replen-
Ishable. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters is anln
vjßorant without a peer, and will ■peedily in-
Inse fresh Btamina int« an enfeebled physique.
Beside? this, averts and remedies malaria,
and subdues bilious, kidney, dyspeptic and
rheumatic ailments. The nervous derive great
benefit from Its use.
"Your wife seems anxious to be np-to-date."
"Op-to-dateT She's way ahead; she's a lot
of trouble borrowed for year after next.'
HOITT'9 SCHOOL FOB BOYS
Will commence its sizth year August 4th. t
It is a first-class Home School and pre- ]
pares boys for admission to any Univer- i
uity, or Technical School, or for active
business. Full information and catalogue [
can be had by addressing*
IRA G. HOITT, Ph. D.
For lung and chest diseases, Piso's Cure ;
Is the best medicine we have used. —Mrs.
J. L. Northcott, Windsor, Ont., Canada.
"Are they contemplating wedlock T" "I think
bo. He gave her a gold bracelet with a padlock
and he canies the key."
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any
case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney
for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly
honorable in all business transactions, and i
financially able to carry out any obligation \
made by their firm.
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
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Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood aud mucous surfaces of
the system. Price 75c per bottle. Bold by all
Druggists. Testimonials free.
Hall's family pills are the best.
FITS.—AII fits stopped free by Dr. Kline's
Great Nerve Restorer. No fits after the first
day'BUse. Marvelous cures. Treatise and $2.00
trial buttle free to Fit cases. Send to Dr. Kline,
631 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa.
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With a better understanding of the
transient nature of the many phys- I
ical ills, which vanish before proper ef
forts —gentle efforts —pleasant efforts j
rightly directed. There is comfort in j
the knowledge, that so many forms of j
sickness are not due to any actual dis- j
case, but simply to a constipated condi
tion of the system, which the pleasant ■
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ly removes. That is why it is the only j
remedy with millions of families, and is j
everywhere esteemed so highly by all i
who value good health. Its beneficial \
effects are due to the fact, that it is the
one remedy which promotes internal
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organs on which it acts. It is therefore
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chase, that you have the genuine arti
cle, which is manufactured by the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by
all reputable druggists.
If in the enjoyment of good health,
and the system is regular, laxatives or
other remedies are then not needed. If
afflicted with any actual disease, one
may be commended to the most skillful
physicians, but if in need of a laxative, j
one should have the best, and with the
well-informed everywhere. Syrup of
Figs stands highest and is most largely
and gives most general satisfaction.
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A mysterious ringing of electrical
bells In a house in Switzerland was
traced to a spider whose web had con
nected two wires.
Fashions in dogs change ns often as
any other fad. This year dacshunds
and poodles seem to have the call, and
pugs are relegated to obscurity.
Light acts upon the brain, and those
who sleep with their blinds up will
find that, In summer time, when so few
hours are really dark, their sleep is not
The county clerk of Fresno, Cal., is
in a quandary. A will written in
Chinese has been filed with him for rec
ord and he doesn't know how to copy
it into his book.
It is estimated that the average life
insurance in Cape Colony is about $120
per head, a very remarkable showing,
and indicative of activity among in
The railroads of Mexico are, with
one exception, of American make, and
the engineers, train and station officials
are nearly all Americans. The *jads
are all well managed.
The Russian Government Is expected
to introduce the Gregorian calendar in
1000. This may be done suddenly or
by omitting the 29th of February In
the first twelve leap years.
The Mexican police attend closely to
their duties and are very polite. At
night each policeman carries a lantern
and his lantern is set out on the side
walk opposite wherever he may be.
A city ordinance in New York limits
the number of hand organs to 1,500.
The result has been to crowd Brook
lyn full of perambulating music boxes,
to the great annoyance of the people.
The quantity of bananas shipped
from West Indian and adjacent ports
Into the United States now amounts to
13,000,000 or 14.000,000 bunches an
nually, valued at considerably over
A "cafe chantant and May day revel,
at which Princess Edward of Saxe-
Weimar opened the proceedings," was
the method by which money wrs raised
for a children's hospital in London
About 2,000 miles of railway are un
der construction in Japan, and the Lon
don Times says there are signs that
American engineering and material will
be preferred to English hereafter by
It is understood that the government
of New Zealand will introduce a meas
ure for the exclusion of consumptive
persons on the same lines as that deal
ing with small-pox, making masters
of ships liable.
Mr. Gladstone's political life, ns rep
resented in the pages of Punch, is soon
to be published In London. He had
been nine years in Parliament before
Punch appeared. The first picture of
him are by Richard Doyle and John
There has been a great falling nti in
the use of shoe buttons. The manu
facture was formerly very profitable,
but owing to cutting of prices, the dis
use of the button shoe by men, and. to
some extent, by women, the profits
have been lessened.
Buttons are the jewelry of China.
The manufacture was originally intro
duced into Canton by foreigners, but it
has been allowed to pass almost en
tirely into native hands, and last year
over 5(50,000 pounds of brass buttons
were actually exported by the Can
The value of some preservative pro
cess for the protection of telegraph
poles Imbedded in the ground is best
appreciated when it is known that the
telegraph poles of Europe alone are
estimated to have cost $50,000,000 and
that the sum of $1,000,000 a year is ex
pended for renewals.
A German naval captain has invent
ed a new lifebuoy. It consists of a
large cork ring, capable of floating
three persons, and provided with a
kind of net, which affords a support to
the feet. Its principal feature, how
ever, is that it is fitted with an electric
light and a small supply of provisions.
The new Uganda postage stamp
ought to "fetch" the philatelists. One
of the assistant commissioners has es
tablished a sort of native post and pre
' pared a series of type-written postage
stamps. When used they are crossed
with a pen and ink mark instead of
Mug defaced in the ordinary manner.
The Canadian press is enthusiastic
; in its support of the petition to H. R. H.
the Prince of Wales for the restoration
of the One Hundredth Royal Canadians
to Canada. All over the country the
question Is being taken up with the
greatest keenness, and the petition
forms have been distributed broad?
cast over the dominion.
Professor Carl Barus recently com
municated to the National Academy of
Sciences a plan for the measurement
of the velocity of wind by computation
from the pitch of the note caused by
the wind passing over a wire of given
size at a given temperature. By plac
ing several wires at angles to one an
other the direction may be approxi
Outside the walls of Jerusalem is a
lepers' hospital tended by deaconesses
from the German religious houses.
Year after year these heroic women,
without pretentiousness, without any
trumpeting of their work, almost un
known to the world, have waited upon
lepers, while themselves literally dying
by inches. Their courage has only
come to light by the chance notice of
The paper for printing Bank of Eng
land notes is dampened with water in
the exhausted receiver of an air pump.
The ink used in the plate printing is
made of Frankfort black, which is com
posed of the charcoal of the tendrils
»nd husks of the German grape ground
with linseed oil. The ink has a peculiar
and deep shade of black, common
black inks being tinted either with blue
The result of Mrs. Langtry's suit
against a London bank which delivered
up her Jewels worth $175,000, en a
forged order last summer, is somewhat
j out of the usual order of decisions.
She gets $50,000 from the bank and the
I continued ownership of the jewels on
' condition that when they are found
they most be told and that any sum
over $125,000 realized from the sale
s-all go to the bank.
It is now proposed that Instead of
vaccinating persons bitten, as in the
Pasteur method, dogs should be inocu
lated with the virus of rabies, in tho
hope that they may thereby be made
proof against the usual effects of the
bae of a mad dog-Just as human sub
jects are vaccinated to make them
proof against the ravages of small
pox. The result of researches on this
matter undertaken by an eminent
Frenchman will be awaited with In
When the Siberian Railway is com
pleted the Journey round the world will
occupy not more than forty days and
the cost of transportation will not ex
ceed $400. A traveler leaving London
reaches St. Petersburg in forty-five
hours. Thence by rail the time will be
eleven days to Port Arthur and seven
more by steamer to San Francisco.
The tourist might lose several days by
delay and still reach London again
within the forty days.
A New York man has received a
patent for a magnetizing box for hair
pins. He does not clearly state the ob
ject of his invention in magnetizing
the pins, but it is presumed that the
charged pin*? are less liable to come out
of the hair and be lost, as they are all
attracted toward each other when in
position. To remove one of them it
must be done against the magnetic
force which tends to keep it in place by
attracting it to the remaining pins.
In all the civilized countries of the
world thirteen is referred to as being
somebody's "dozen." In America. Aus
tralia, Great Britain (present day), and
several other lands that number is
said to be a "baker's dozen." In Italy
it is referred to as the "cobbler's
dozen," there being a tradition that
there was formerly a law which com
pelled cobblers to put twelve tacks or
nails round the edge of a boot heel.
Finally, when nails became cheap, a
center nail was driven for "luck."
About seventeen years ago an old
man named William Davidson died in
Galnsboro, Tenn. A day or two ago
relatives had the body taken up, in
tending to remove it to another place
of interment. When the coffin was
reached it was found to be so heavy
that it required four strong men to lift
it to the surface. Upon examination
the body was found to be petrified. One
arm was entirely gone, but the remain
ing portion of what was once a human
body Is now a light grayish colored
stone, a perfect man in form, size and
A practical young man in Brooklyn,
by the name of Loin bars, had a chance
to take a good business position, only
he could not fulfill the one require
ment which demanded a married man
for the place. Not entirely discour
aged by this, he thought he would ad
vertise for a wife and see what would
come of it. He received letters from
women of all sorts and conditions, until
he had a total of 649 replies. In fact,
many of these came in long after ae
had made his selection, and now he Is
married to a nice girl and has secured
the job in addition.
The Yuma Indians are an ungallant |
lot. When a boy is born the papa is j
very happy, but if the babe is of the
female persuasion the papa is sad and
congratulations are not in order. Babes
are not named until they begin to talk.
Then if the infant says something i
strange or comical it is given that ut- '
terance as a name. The Yumas are
very cruel to their aged relatives. It
is not uncommon for children to drive
away their feeble and aged parents and
let the old people starve, simply be
cause the young ones do not want to
be bothered with them.
This country, to people who have not
looked into the matter, does not figure
as a large owner of floating property
outside of war vessels and those at
tached to the revenue and lighthouse
service, but a recent careful estimate
shows that on one part of the Missis
sippi River the nation owns over 1,000
craft of different kinds. This is the
stretch between New Orlean and Cairo,
and the value of the vessels and their
outfit for riprap revetment and levee
work does not fall much below $6,000,
--000. When work is rushing there* are
at times 10,000 men employed on the
vessels and in connection with the
tasks assigned them.
A door bell for deaf-mutes is the in
vention of a deaf-mute. The ear of a
deaf-mute, it is said, is not sensitive to
the little vibrations of air that in the
normal ear is recognized as sound, but
it instantly perceives anything like a
jar, or such a thing as the rumbling of
a train. When any one goes to the
house of a deaf-mute fitted with the
new apparatus and pulls the knob, a
heavy metal ball falls off its support to
the floor. It make a vibration and a
jarring in the floor that is at once per
ceived by the sensitive nerves of the
deaf-mute housewife, and answers all
the purposes of the bell.
Professor Dewar in a lecture before
the Royal Society in discussing the
possibilities of snythetical chemistry
which have been disclosed by the elec
tric furnace, stated that from the car
bides prepared In the electric furnace
we can get benzine, and, therefore, all
the aniline dyes, and even crude petro
lum. Acetylene gas, another product
of the electric furnace, combines direct
ly with nitrogen in the presence of an
electric discharge, and gives prussic
acid, and from this we can readily get
cyanides. In fact, there is no end to
the sphere of usefulness of the electric
furnace, which, he states, may even
solve the problem of making nitrogen
A most remarkable pair of deer
antlers is reported from Bellefonte,
Pa. A local paper got itself into dis
repute because it said "a deer with
twenty-three prongs" had been killed
in Center County. It had a photo
graph of the head taken, and was no
longer called "fake." The antlers are
26 inches long, spread 16 inches, longest
prong 11 inches and circumference of
horn at the burr 6*£ inches, at the
broadest place 8% inches, and the head
and horns weighed 15 pounds. The
deer weighed 238 pounds. Three prongs
five inches long came out at the burr of
each horn. Eleven points were on the
left and twelve on the right antler. It
was killed by Robert Mann. This
deer differed greatly from one killed by
Jeff Worden, of Wheelertown, Her
kimer County, N. Y., a year ago. Wor
den's buck weighed 190 pounds and had
a head and horns that weighed more
than Its bod/.
CAPT. BENSON'S STATEMENT
A REMARKABLE AND INTEREST-
A M>mber of the Mrst Kentucky Bat
tery Who W»« in Tvrenty-Seyen Hard
From the Capital Jourual, Salem, Oregon.
Salem, Or., can boast of no better
known private oitizen than Captain
William Benson. To the old resi
dents, as well as to the school children,
his figure is as familiar as that of Mt.
Hood or the state capital.
Captain Benson, of the First Ken
tacky battery, detached from the 112th
Illinois infantry, is now seventy-four
years old, and has taken part in twen
ty-seven hard-fought battles, besides a
great many interesting skirmishes.
He ia pensioned for injury in the
breaEt, from concussion of a shell, and
for a wound in the right shoulder,
caused by leaping from a car while be
ing taken as a prisoner from Anderson
ville to Pine Forest. For the past twen
ty years he has suffered almost con
tinually from malaria and shortness of
breath, and has been afflicted with rheu
matism in the legs and shoulders to
such an extent that he had not seen a
well day in all that time. He was
also afflicted with constipation and
piles. Eighteen years ago Mr. Benson
removed from Illinois to Oregon, on
account of his failing health, and since
the olose of the war has not been able
to support himself by manual labor,
and has had almost constant medical
attendance by physicians of all the dif
ferent schools of practice. To see him
now, tipping the scales at 210 pounds,
enjoying regular health, his cheeks
mantled with a fresh, rosy complex
ion, walking off proud and erect, with
a fresh, firm, vigorous step for a man in
his seventy-fourth year, is enough to
make one believe in the possibility of
Ponce de Leon's fabled Fountain of
Captain Benson is not only a hero of
the Civil War, but a man worth con
siderable property. He says he would
part willingly with his interest in all
his earthly possessions rather than be
placed back in the debilitated condition
where he lingered for a score of years.
"I suppose," said he, laughing,
"that what you are after is an adver
tisement for Pink Pills, but I want to
say that I am very glad to give you
this testimonial, as I am convinced it
will relieve a great deal of suffering,
if it can become widely known. lam
firmly convinced, after an experience
of over fifty years with both patent
medicines and physicians, that if every
family could keep these Pink Pills in
the house they would never need a
"I have paid out over $1,000 for doc
toring with the best pyhsiciaua at
Salem, but not a cent for myself since
a year and a half ago. It was then
that I first heard of Pink Pills. I got
the first box at a drug store, and had
not much confidence in them when I
began to take them. I took one box
before I got much benefit, but by the
middle of the second box the pain in
my breast began to disappear, and the
rheumatism in my shoulder went
away. The shortness of breath was
alleviated, and I began to sleep like an
infant. For the first time in twenty
years I realized the luxury of sound
sleep,and my system began to recuperate
"By the end of the third box it had
taken away all my rheumatism and
stiffness in the muscles and joints,
and I began to feel as nimble as a boy,
and could do as good a day's work as
ever, but for my wounds. I enjoy the
best health I ever enjoyed in my life.
My natural weight increased from ten
to twenty pounds. My flesh is solid
and my skin is as clean and fresh as a
baby's. I had tried every remedy un
der the sun for piles, but without re
lief. At times they were near killing
me. Sciatica rheumatism had laid me
up in bed for months at a time. Pink
Pills have cured all these things, and I
have not felt an indication of piles or
rheumatism for eight months. People
who see me now can not believe that I
am the same man. My face looked
drawn, my eyes were bloodshot, my
skin was scurvied, and I could not have
had a worse appearance if I had un
dergone starvation on an artic expedi
tion. I can now eat whatever I have
a relish for, and all I want of it, and it
don't hurt me.
"I used to be constipated continu
ally, and I have taken wheelbarrow
loads of other pills, but never got per
fect relief until I tried Pink Pills.
I am now taking two pills a week,
and sometimes I go without them
for a month, and, as I said, I enjoy
continuous good health. I have got
rid of rheumatism and everything else.
Pink Pills perform wonders. They go
to work and fix up the kidneys and
baok and the whole system. Three
days after first taking them you feel the
effect all over. The worst trouble with
me was, I had got so 1 could not re
member anything. My mind was
olouded. A month after I began tak
ing Pink Pills I first began to notice;
my mind become clear and active, and
my memory is perfectly restored, a
happy change from the feeling of stu
pidity I had suffered. This medicine'
hap fixed me up and made a new man
of me. It is only the other day that
Dr. Reynolds, Dean of the Salem
Medical College, remarked to me that
I was looking hale and hearty. I said
Yes, and no thanks to you doctors. It is
Pink Pills that have done it. He poo
hooed at it. But I know what I am
talking about, and he had to admit
what I said."
(Signed) Wm. Benson.
State of Oregon, )
Marion County, J 8B
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 2Otb day of November, 1895.
E. Hofer, Notary Public,
In and for the state of Oregon.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in
a condensed form, all the elements
necessary to give new life and richness
to the blood and restore shattered
nerves. They are an unfailing specific
for such diseases as locomotor ataxia,
partial paralysis, St. Vitus* dance,
sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism, nerv- !
ous headache, the after effect of la
grippe, palpitation of the heart, pale !
and sallow compexions, all forms of
weakness either in male or female, j
Pink Pills are sold by aU dealers, or
will be sent postpaid or r>-<-ii,tof price,
50 cents a box, or six kwswa for $2 g
(they aw never sold in hulk ur bv th;
100), by addressing Dr Williams
Medioiae Company, Scheneotady, N. Y.
SMASHED BY WAVES
Notions of Steamship Captaina Kt
ploded by Recent Occurrences.
Times was when skippers hooted at
the idea that a tidal wave could In any
degree affect the big twin-screw ocean
liners. This impression, however, Is
an exploded one, for it was discovered
some three years ago that the huge
waves might prove terrors to them.
Tne steamship Normannia had an ex
perience at that time that did muc'.i
toward changing the opinions of skept
ical six-day skippers. It is easy now
for the nautical theorists to explain
gome of the d sappeaiances of big ships.
The ocean in angry mood is powerful
enough to smash the stanchest liner,
just as it probably did smash the
high-sided twin-screw freighter Naron
ic and the National liner Erin.
The Normannia was in the middle of
the gulf stream, about 7(50 miles east
of Sandy Hook. The current of the
Gulf, running at a force estimated lo
be about four milos an hom\ f>ows to
east-northeast at this point. The gale
had been blowing directly against the
current. To this opposition of Rnle and
current is attributed the creation of
the phenomenal wave which struck the
steamship. All the passengers were In
their staterooms, either asleep or sea
sick, when the Normannia, going at
three-quarters speed, rose on the crest
of a mighty sea. It broke under her
stern just as she slid down the g-^een
declivity, and it lifted the stem up so
that she plunged almost at an angle of
forty-five degrees into the trough.
Just then a mightier sea than the
first curled above the ship's bow. It
rose so suddenly that the big ship had
not time to recover from her plunga
down the easterly Incline of the first
monster before the second struck her.
Before the engines could be stopped the
wave had broken aboard. The crest
of the huge wave touched the crow's
nest, which is about seventy-nine feet
above the water level. The headway
of the ship in ordinary weather would
have been only slightly checked so soon
after the stopping of the engines. When
the wave struck her she came to a
stop as suddenly and almost*as vio
lently as If she had run aground. Near
ly all who were in their berths were
tumbled out by the shock.
A moment later the cabin passengers
and officers found themselves up to
their necks, waists or knees In cold salt
water. There was, naturally, a rush
for the deck. The general Imprest-ion
was that there had been a collision and
i.iat the ship was sinking.
The Iron beams of the deck were
broken by the thunderous trip-hammer
blow of the wave, which broue clean
through the port half of the fcrwari
end of the deckhouse. Every object
that the wave hit except the foremast
was smashed or twisted. Fourteen
ventilators were bent out of shape. Out'
was flattened as if it had been through
a rolling mill. —London Leader.
Talks Though Tongueless.
A remarkable ease of special interest
to the medical world exists at Brad- i
ford. Pa. The case is that of Dr. A. M. j
Williams, who, although he recently
had his tongue removed, is able to talk. '
Ke is unable to tell the nature of his i
disease, which, he says, was undoubt
edly malignant. It was a sort of tan
corous growth, and in order to save his
life he went to Buffalo. X. Y., and en- '
tered a hospital, where he had his en
tire tongue, left tonsil, left submax'l
lary and sublingual glands and some
cervical lymphatic glands removed.
With these gone, according to general
belief, speech would be impossible.
Yet Dr. Williams can speak, and speak
quite well. He began to study out the
subject of speech and discovered that
persons were "right' and "left" in tho
use of the organs of their mouth and
throat, just as they are "right" and
"left" in the use of their hands.
In this case he was "left" in the use
of his mouth and throat muscles, a
circumstance that made Ms condition
still more desperate, because some of i
the organs of the left side had been re- '
moved with the tongue. He is inclined
to the theory that, while the preferred
use of the right instead of the left
hand is generally a case of education or
choice, the involuntary discrimination
that leads one to use a set of mouth or
throat muscles or refrain from using
both sets is, in most cases, the result
of heredity. Examination of peculiari
ties In their pronunciation of certa'n
letters, wherein Dr. Williams and sev
eral of his descendants agreed, but
were at variance with most other peo- !
pie, and which peculiarities were in no
wise due to defects of vocal organs, I
led him to form the conclusion above
He has finally succeeded in being able
to talk. In conversation he never re
sorts to the pencil. He has been out of
the hospital five weeks, and can speak
so as to be fairly well understood. The
i doctor is confident that within a short
time his speech will greatly improve. -
Not What He Wanted.
At the close of the civil war a volun
teer officer informed a regular officer
of his acquaintance that he had applied
for a commission in the regular army
aud asked for a letter indorsing the
! application. The regular officer assured
the volunteer that he could say nothing
that would be of service in the matter,
but the applicant persisted, and ex
tracted a promise of a letter to be de
livered to him at once. The letter was
! in these terms:
"Having been applied to by Lieut
Col. , of the Pennsylvania
Volunteers, to state my knowledge of
him, I beg to say that I know him to
be a liar and I believe him to be a
An Explosive Gem,
It Is alleged that a few days ago a
New-Yorker purchased a large uncut
diamond from a friend who had just
returned from South Africa, because
of a peculiar mark resembling a globule
which it contained. He had it cut and
• mounted as a scarfpin and was very |
j happy. Wednesday he heard an ex- i
j plosion and, felt a / stinging sensation
under his chin. He raised his hand and'
found his neck covered with ; blood. |
I Then removing ;; his collar : and tie he j
\ found that his diamond had disappear
ed \ and ; only the setting ; remained. A
| surgeon cut the 'pieces: of the gem out
of ji his chin. Experts 1 say that; the
globule probably : contained r carbonic
j acid gas, and that;such explosions ar«
quite common in South Africa.: ~.
A ■'. great drawing card—the porous
MAYOR OF ST. CHARLES.
One of the Thousands Whom Palne's Ceie*
Compound Has Cured. '
The following long and explicit let
ter from Hon. A. A. Bennet tells its
own story. Read it:
Mayor' Office, -'
City of St. Charles, 111., March4,lß96.
Wells, Richardson & Co., Burling
ton, Vt.: Gentlemen—l take much
pleasure in being able to add my mite
to the great mass of testimony in praise
of Paine's celery compound.
In November last I found myself
much run down by overwork. For sev
eral weeks I had been obliged to work
eighteen hours daily out of the twenty
four, and was in consequence in a state
of physical and nervous exhaustion.
At the suggestion of a friend I com
menced the use of Paine's celery com*
pound, with the result that my strength
has steadily improved, and I find my
self in far better health than I hare
known for years.
I believe also that it has enabled me
to escape my periodical attack of rheu
matism, as every season sinoe that time
with the advent of the oold, damp
weather, I have suffered severely from
that disease in a chronic form. So far
this winter I have escaped without a
single twinge of my old enemy. I
very oheerfully recommend it to any
one in similar need, in the full belief
that it will be helpful in every case.
Very sincerely yours, A. A. Bennett
ur> *• **• Cransby, of No.
MM Hft 158 Kerr St. Memphis, Tenn~
writesthathis wife had can
■JH -^B oer wftich had eaten two
large holes in her breast, and
wS^^ Which the best physicians
Saw. A. Cransby, of So.
IBS Kerr St. Memphis, Tenn.,
writes that his wile bad can
cer wnicb had eaten two
large holes in her breast, and
Which the best physicians
Of the snrroanding country
treated, and pronounced in*
curable. Her grandmother
and aunt bad died of
and when told this, the mod
\ eminent specialists of New
I York, under whose treat
r ment she was placed, de-
Sclared her case was hopeless.
All treatment having fa*led,
she was given up to die
6. S. S. was recommended,
and astonishing as it may
seem, a few bottles cured
her sound and well.
Our treatise on this dis
ease will be sent free to
SWIFT SPECIFIC CO..
It is said that the poison from the
bite of a mad dog may be neutralized
by washing the wound as soon as pos
sible in warm vinegar and water, and
dropping a little muriatic acid into the
Three hunters returned to Bangor
the other day from a long hunt in the
region about Big Fish Lake, Me., hav
ing killed between thirty and forty
sable, four caribou and three deer.
A new steamboat just launched for
the Hudson river service will oost $1,
--000,000 and be provided with engines
of 8,000 horse power.
There are 197,146,420 acres of tim
ber lands in the Southern states, and
the average yield of these forests is
3,000 feet per acre.
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If we all led out-of-door lives, went
to bed at sundown, and had no coiisum*
ing cares nor hard work to bring down
the health, there might not be the
urgent necessity that now exists foi
taking this best of spring remedies—
Paine's celery compound.
But as the great majority of lives are
ordered—with too much work, too
much anxiety too little sleep, by the
time winter is over the drain on thi
nervous energy has become excessive,
the nerves are in sad need of being
strengthened, and the blood of being
purified. « . * -- -,
Paine's celery compound absolutely
meets this great modern necessity.
Paine's celery compound will bring
back nerve strength and replace poor,
thin, pale blood with a ruddy, health*
It is the one great practical remedy
advocated by al lphysioians. It dnvei
away that feeling of utter exhaustion
that is so oommon in the spring, but
no less dangerously significant becausi
it is so oommon. It makes peopli
well. It is a thousand times snperioi
to all the ordinary sarsaparillas, nerr«
ines and tonics ever made.
Paine's celery compound is the one
real spring remedy known today thai
never fails to benefit. Qet Faine'i
celery compound, and only Paine'i
celery compound if you wish to be welL
T$ this Mat ails you?)
j Hare yon a feeling (
f ill] rf f r l of weight in the >
T% >jp[ /|\ 1 Stomach— Bloating
lis" lu^^ / Il*' 1 - aftereatlng—Belch- *
fjl #L_L\ft!S\. r^l ing of Wind—Vomit
71' l/7'iST<l Ing of Food—Water- '
jr - fff\Ji XT \'*■_■. brash—Heartburn—
t'l /irV/i.(\ IL* Bad Toste in the
W f^^S Ijf^-' Month in the Morn
ill I \Vf l/jvs. Ing—Palpitation of
T fit^il \S theHeart,duetoDl*
1, _^/l# ■ tension of Stomach
hL 'A-^»<^^>i*-V . —Cankered Mouth
I lffy^f *"■ . T*T —Gas in the Bowels
Hbr[* /— >jp Jv —loss of Flesh-
J^J .jfO^t^MXs. Fickle Appetite —
*§?l W s*\\ i Depressed, Irritable
€H^D CondiUon of the
ajfyNf X Mind— Dizziness—
j~■^"—^——■——^—l ation or Diarrhoea?
5 - Then yon hare
3 In one of Its many forms. The one positire care I
1 for this dbtrossing complaint is
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3 by mail, prepaid, on receipt of aj cents C
/ Chaki.es Ramskt, Hotel Imperial, New Tort, ( t
j says: "I suffered horribly from dyspepsia, but/
v Acker's Tablets, taken after meals .have cured me." 1
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IN.P.N. U. No. 656.— 5. F. N. TJ. No. 7si