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MOST PERFECT MADE.
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powde*. Fr
from Ammonia, Alum or any ether adulterant
4 0 YEARS THE STANDARD.
BUSS "KRIOMTH POTATOES
at $1 a bushel $2 a bbl. of 11 Mg
pecks 3 bbls. for $5. No potato is
earlier or one-balf barrel of Triumphs
and one-balf barrel of late for $2.25 8
bbls for ?6. To get these- low prices
Cut This Out and Sand the Honey
long to the John A. Salzer Seed Co.,
a Crosse, Wis., and get Salzer's Pedi
gree Potatoes at above cheap prices!
The more one uses Parker's Ginger Tonl
tbo more its Rood qualities arerevealedindlspelllnj
eolds, indigestion, pain and every kind of weakness
My doctor said I would die, but Plso'i
Cure for Consumption cured me.-Anioi
Kelner, Cherry Valley, -111., Nov. 23, '95.
Walking would often be a pleasure
wcreit not for the corns. These pests are easily
removed with Hindereorns. lac. at druggists.
The net reduction in the British na
tional debt since 1675 is $425,000,OOQ
or at the late of $21,250,000 a *year.
Fair nnU Fruitful
As the West Is, it is often malarious. Bu!
It is pleasant to" know that a conipetenl
safeguard In the shape of Hostetter's Stom
ch Bitters exists, which absolutely -nulli
fies the poison of miasma. Western bound
emigrants should bear this in mind. Not
should it be forgotten, the Bitters is a
sterling remedy for dyspepsia, biliousness,
constipation, kidney and nervous com
plaints and rheumatism.
A Test of Vanity.
Lady (applying the testiAch! wha
pity! Th handisomest gentleman
In the company has got a splash on hii
All the gentlemen present look dowi
In consternation at their vests.West
/The most wonderful and only cure foi
Catarrh, Influenza, Colds in the Head, Haj
Fever. Sore Throat and Sore Mouth. It
prevents the dread disease consumption.
Eetards decay of the teeth and sweeten
Price 00 cents per bottle, sent to any ad
dress in America by Dr. Jarues M. Welch,
138 Hast Sixth street, St. Paul, Minn. U.
E. postage stamps accepted In payment.
The strawberry crop of the United
States exceeds 5,000.000 tons yearly.
The Wonderful Experience of a Mao
Who Had Reached the Brink of
DestructionHelp Came Lato
but SureWords Cannot
Describe the Joy Ho
Felt at This Won-,,
No one who. has never experienced tbo mis*
arable life of a dyspeptic can realise the joy
that filled the heart of Mr. Andrew Talesen,
who resides at 856 Marican street, St. Paul.
His.was the experience of a man terribly
emaciated by continual indigestion and an
inability to obtain nourishment from bis
food, who suffered the most agonizing jjains
and lived a life deprived of every joy. when
hope, too, had about departed, health,'happi
ness and life were returned to him by the use
X the Kiekapoo Indian Medicines. -In this
Connection'Mr. Talesen says," I want to
thank you for the great benefit I have derived
from Kiekapoo Indian Sagwa. I had been in
two hospitals without obtaining any relief for
by complaint, chronic dyspepsia. 1 spent
hundreds of dollars with various doctors and
I last year 1 wcat to Europe and tried many of
the best physicians there, but with no better
Ksulti. I was entirely discouraged with life
imd returned to this country. i was unable
to retain anything whatever on my stomach
for brtf a few moments at a time. I was un
able to sleep. Twoweoksago I pnrchasedas
a.last resort a bottle of your Sagwa. Am
how on my second bottle and feel like a new
beine. 1 can eat anything and retain it I
Sleep "sound, get up feeling refreshed and
hungry, and your Kiekapoo Indian Sagwa
has done all this for me. I shall never be
tired of speaking in its praise, hopiog to be
able to benefit others who suffer." if von
are dyspeptic, or you find that year food
does not properly nonrish yon, #ive this
wonderful remedy a triaL You will be sur
prised at the rapid manner In which it aceom
fishes its good results. Do not resort to
medicines that a-) composed of Injurious
substances or mineral poisons, the temporary
relief obtained from their use Is more than
counteracted by the reaction which follows.
For alt disorders resulting from a deranged
condition of the liver, kidneys, stomach or
blood, Kiekapoo Indian Sagwa is without an
canal. Eeraember that what yon may be
lieve to be but ft trivial indisposition, null at
slight local pains, sleeplessness, loss.of appe
tite, susceptibility to catch cold, ft sallow
complexion, resilesseess, decrease In weight.
sue warnings terriWe afflictions thai entail
a lift f agony asd a premature death.
Pruffgista everywhere Kll the bUckajfce
THE DOCl'OICS STORY.
low a Queer Accident Clans d Hist
"I was a full-fledged M. D. once and
never should have thought of adopting
my present profession if it hadn't been
for a queer accident when I iirst hung
out my shingle.
"I had a rich neighbor, a man I was
bound to propitiate, and the first call
I had, after days of waiting for pa
tients who didn't come, was to his barn
to see what was the matter with his
sick mare. I cured the mare and took
in my shingle, for from that day to
this I have never prescribed for a hu
man being. I had won ^***J^
a voteriuary surgeon and had to stick
to it. But that is neither here not
there. Only if you think animals can
show gratitude and affection, perhaps
you will change your mind.
"When had been in business a year
or two I sent for my brother Dick.
was a wonderful chap with all kinds
of animals, au I thought perhaps 1
could work out my part of it/nd leave
that for him. I never did, for Dicks,
a cotton broker in New York now and
I should have to begin all over again
to make a first-rate physician. Bu
that is what I meant to be then
"The very next day after Dick came
I got a telegram from T, Barnum.
I had been down there once or twice
to his own stables and he had a good
deal of faith in me. The dispatch was:
'Hebe has hurt her foot. Come at
"Ilobe was a favorite elephanta
splendid creature and worth a small
"Well, I confess I hesitated. I dis
trusted my own ability and dreaded
the result. Bu Dick was determined
to go, and go he did. When we got out
of the cars Barnum himself was there
with a splendid pair of matched grays.
eyed me very dubiously. 'I'd for
gotten you were such a little fellow,'
he said in a discouraged tone. 'I
afraid you can't help her.' Hi dis
trust put me on my mettle.
"'Mr. Barnum,' said I, getting into
the carriage, 'if it comes to a hand-to
hand fight between Hebe and me, I
don't believe an extra foot or two of
height would help me any.'
"He laughed outright, and began tell
ing me how the elephant was hurt.
She had stepped on a nail or bit of
iron and it had penetrated the tender
part of her foot. She was in intense
agonv ajid almost wild with pain.
"Longl before we reached the in
cisure/in which she was we could
hear liei- piteous trumpeting, and when
we entlred we found her on three logs,
swing! I the hurt foot slowly back
ward Ind uttering long cries of an
guish.f Such dumb misery in her looks
"EvAn Dick quailed now. 'You can
never get near her,' he whispered. 'She
will kill you, sure!'
"Her keeper divined what he said.
'Don't be afraid, sir.' he called out to
me. 'Hebe's got sense.'
"I took my box of instruments from
like your pluck, my boy.' he said,
heartily 'but I own that I felt rather
queer and shaky as I went tip to the
"The men employed about the show
came around us curiously, but at a re
spectful and eminently safe distance,
as I bent down to examine the foot.
"While I was doing so. as gently as
I could, I felt to my horror a light
touch 011 my hair. It was as light as a
woman's but as I turned and saw the
great trunk behind me it had an awful
"'She's only curling your hair.' sang
out the keeper. 'Don't mind her.'
*I shall have to cut, and cut deep.'
said I by way of reply. Ho said a few
words in some lingo which were evi
dently intended for ihe elephant's un
derstanding only. Then he shouted
with the utmost coolness. 'Cut away!"
"The man's faith inspired me. There
he stood, absolutely unprotected, di
rectly in front of the great creature,
and quietly jabbered away to her as
if this were an everyday occurrence.
"Well. I made one gash with the
knife. 1 felt the grasp on my hair
tighten perceptibly, yet not ungently.
Cold drops of perspiration stood out
all over me.
"'Shall I cut again?' I managed to
'Cut away!' came again the encour
"This stroke did the work. A great
mass of fetid matter followed the pass
age of the knife the abscess was
lanced. W sprayed out the foot,
packed it with oakum and bound it
up. The relief must have been imme
diate for the grasp on my hair relaxed,
the elephant drew a long, almost hu
man sigh, andwell. I don't know
what happened next, for I fainted dead
away. Dick must have finished the
business and picked me up and my
tools I was as limp as a rag."
"It must have been a year and a half
after this happened that I was called
to Western Massachusetts to see some
fancy horses. Barnum's circus brp
pened to be there. You may be sure
that I called to Inquire for my dis
"'Hebe's well and hearty, sir.' the
keeper answered me. Come in and see
her, she'll be glad to see you.'
'Nonsense!' said I. though I con
few I had a keen curiosity tt see if
she would know me, as I stepped into
"There she stood, the beauty, as well
as ever. Fo a moment she looked at
me indifferently, then steadily and
with interest. She next reached out
her trunk and laid It caressingly first
on my shoulder and then on my hair
how vividly her touch brought back
to my mind the cold shivers I endured
at the introduction to herand then
she slowly lifted up her foot, now
whole and healthy, and showed It to
me. That's the sober truth!"Our
Children I Mexic o.
A writer in the Pall Mall Budget
describes the work and play of the
Mexican children, who arc apparently
quite as active In spite of the tropical
climate as our own little ones. They,
are all artists of one sort or another.
They love music, and more than that,
arc born with clever fingers especially
adapted to the sculptor's work. They
are indeed marvelous modelers. The
wee brown fingers of the Mexican
babies mold the Mexican mud into
babies darker than themselves, and
very little children piuch and pat and
poke moist clay or wax into statuettes
to lie sold in the market places.
Here in the public, bazars the poorer,
children spend a great deal of their
time. They peddle the little clay and,
wax figures which their tiny handsj
have made they hawk flowers and
barter magnificent fruits for copper
coins, and thev rush after you. catch
you by the skirt and lure you back to
thtfr parents' booths. As a rale they
know one English sentence"(Jive mo
In their devotion to music they seem
to emulate the birds themselves. This
is the unique charm whereby they pay
iKick the little feathered warblers for
When the day first breaks in at the
window of a Mexican home the head
of the houses gallantly welcomes it
bv leaping out of bed. If he is very
oid or feeble he at least manages to
lift himself from his pillow, aud then
he begins to sing a song of praise. If
a priest happens to be staying in the
house, then it is he who starts the vo
cal symphony. But whoever begins it,
all the household catches it up. the
wife, the grown children, the half
grown children, the toddling babies
and even the servants join in this sim
ple melody of praise. Out beyond the
-abins tile adobe huts or the richly
carved palace, the hewers of wood, the
drawers of water, the tenders of grain
or of flowers join in the morning
chorus. But sweetest of all those Mex
ican notes, rings the treble pipe of the
Mexican baby voice.
Mexican children used to be trained
to two industries in which they no
longer engage. These were running
and diving for coins, but both these
daring and remunerative sports are
now prohibited by law. Not long ago
a goodly number of boys were trained
to ran almost as soon as they could
toddle alone. They inherited supple
hips, strong thighs, tireless legs and
nimble feet from their remote and
their nearest ancestry. When they
grew to manhood, reaching also pro
fessional perfection, they joined a
corps which formed the only reliable
messenger service of Mexico. Those
men often ran 350 miles in four and a
half days. They made round trips of
700 miles in nine days, for which they
were paid bv $25 or $30 in Mexican
silver dollars. But the old Mexican
runners are dead, killed by their mad
overwork, and the authorities are wise
enough to have suppressed a liveli
hood that invariably proved suicidal.-'
What On BrlAlit Girl Dirt.
An* agreeable field for moneymaking
is one which Lilian (5 has found,
or rather into which Lilian walked
one summer morning. On her way to
school she had to pass the house of
two very dear old ladies, who lived
by themselves, and pottered about'in
a very pretty old-fashioned garden.
Miss Betsey and Miss Annie were fond
of the bright girls who two or three
times a day walked pas their door on
the way to and from their class
rooms, and they had their favorites
among them, often stopping Lily, for
instance, and giving her a flower or
two to fasten into her buttonhole.
One morning Lily observed that
Miss Betsey groped a little aud felt
about with her stick, instead of step
ping briskly around the garden as she
used to do.
"M.v sister." confided Miss Annie to
her. "is growing blind. W% went to
Dr. N yesterday, and he continued
our fears. It is a cataract, and It can
not be operated on for a long time.
What poor Betsey will do I don't
know, for reading has been her great
occupation and her one pleasure. 1
cannot read to her, for it hurts my
throat to read aloud."
"Let me come every afternoon, dear
Miss Annie." said Lilian. "I'll read
to Miss Betsey from four to five every
day, aud on Saturdays I'll come twice
an hour in the morning and another
in the afternoon. 1 can do it just as
Miss Annie's fact lightened. "You
sweet child!" she said, "if you will
come, and your mother will let you,
Betsey and I will pay you $2 a week
for reading to us both."Harper'a
The Strnnsce Sto ry of Blnp.
it is stated upon what appears to be
good authority that In one of Hie
parks of the Spanish capital city of
Madrid a magniriccnt riug hangs bv a
silken cord about the neck of the stat
ue of the Maid of Almodma, the pat
ron saint of Madrid. This ring, though
set with diamonds and pearls, is nev
ertheless entirely unguarded. The
police pay no special attention to !t.
nor is there any provision nmd for
watching it by special Officers, because
it is not believed that any thief, how
ever daring, would venture to appro
priate it to bis own use, and when the
history of the ring is considered, it is
hardly to be wondered at that a su
perstitious people prefer to give It a
wide berth. According to the story
that is told of it, the ring was made
for King Alfonso XII., the father of
the present boy king of Spain, Al
fonso presented it to his consein Mer
cedes on the day of her betrothal.
How short her married life was we
all know, and on her death the king
presented the ring to his grandmoth
er, Queen Christina. Shortly after
ward Queen Christina died, and the
king gave the ring to his sister, the In
fanta del Pilar, who died within the
month following. The ring was then
given to the youngest daughter of the
Due de Montpensier. In less thai
three months she died, and Alfonso.
by this time fearing that there w:.s
some unlucky omen connected uit.t
the bauble, put it away in his own
treasure box. In less than a year tin*
king himself died, aud it was deemed
best to put the ring away from the
living. Hence it was hung about the
neck of the bronze effigy of the Maid
of Almodma. where It appears tn be
as safe as though surrounded by a
cordou of police.Harper's Bound
Paralysis Follows Bloodlessness
and Nervous Prostration.
A PATIENT WOMAN AFFLICTED FOR
she Tell* Hovr at Lnst She Warn Per
From the Press, New York City:
For more than fifteen years, Mrs. A.
Mather, who lives at No. 43 East One
hundrcd-and-twelfth street, New York, was
a sufferer from anaeruta, which, In spite of
the treatment of physicians, gradually de
veloped Into nervous prostration until
flna'ly marked symptoms of paralysis set
In. Mrs. Mather gladly gave the reporter
"For many years," Mrs. Mather said, "1
was a constant sufferer from nervousness.
It was about fifteen years ago that my
condition began to grow worse. Soon I
Jecame so affected that I was prostrated
and, until about two years ago, was a part
of the time unable to leave my bed. I em
ployed several physicians from time to time,
my bills at the drug store for prescrip
tions, sometimes, amounting to as much as
$50 a month, but all the doctors did for
me did not seem to help me at nil. M.v
blood became greatly impoverished and
after years of suffering I was threatened
"When 1 walked I could scarcely drag
my feet along, and at times my knees
would give away so that I would almost fall
down. Feeling that doctors could not help
me, I bad little hope of recovery, until
one day I read in a newspaper how a per
son, afflicted almost the same as I was,
had been cured by Dr. Williams' Pin*
Pills for Pale People. I purchased a box
and began taking the pills. The effect of
this first box pieased me so much that I
bought another, Before I had taken all the
pills in the first box 1 began to experience
relief and, after the third box had been
used, 1 was practically cured. It was really
surprising what a speedy and pronounced
effect the medicine had upon me,
"I always keep Dr. Williams' Pink Plus
In the house now, and when I feel any
symptoms of nervousness, find that they
give me certain relief."
Mrs. Mather's daughter. Miss Anna, cor
roborated her mother's account, and told
how she herself had been cured of chronic
Indigestion by these pills and how, too,
her cousin bad been cured of anaemia.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, In
condensed form, all the elements necessary
to give new life and richness to the blood
and restore shattered nerves. They are
also a specific for troubles peculiar to fe
males, such as suppressions, Irregularities
and nil forms of weakness. They build up
the blood, and restore the glow of health
to pale and sallow cheeks., In men they
effect a radical cure in all cases arising
from mental worry, overwork or excesses
of whatever nature. Pink Pills ere sold In
boxes (never In loose bulk) at GOo a bos or
six boxes for $2.50, and may be had of all
druggists, or sent direct by mail from Dr.
Williams' Med. Co., Schenectady, N. Y.
A Stroke of Geninn.
"And by the way," said the bustling
correspondent of a New York paper,
"does anyone ever escape from this
Satan flicked the ashes off the end
of his cigarette and smiled with the
air of one who is conscious of his su
"No," he replied "not since we fit
ted up the entrance wltr swinging
doors, such as they have in modern
office buildings. They are all afrnid
Deafness Can Not Be Cnred
by local applications, ns they can not reach
the diseased portion of the ear. There is
only one way to cure Deafness and that Is
by constitutional remedies. Deafness is
caused by an inflanv 1 condition of the
mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube.
When this tube gets inflamed you have a
rumbling sonnd or imperfect hearing, and
when it Is entirely closed Deafness is the
result, and unless the Inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to its nor
mal condition, hearing will be destroyed
forever cine cases out of ten are caused
by catarrh, which is nothing but an in
flamed condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will rive One Hundred Dollars for
any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh)
that can not be cured by Hall's Catarrh
Cure. Bend for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
So!d_by Druggists, 76c.
Hall's Family 26c.
The Inverted Tower.
"Did you not say that there was
a tower on your estate?" we once
asked a simple-minded person.
"Here it is."
"Why, that Is a very deep well."
"And, pray, what Is a well but a
tower wrong end up?"La Ilustraclon
CUT PRICKS ON PLANET, JR., GOODS.
We are not In the senseless combine
to charge two prices for Planet, Jr.,
tools. It Is all nonsense in these hard
times to ask for fancy prices for garden
cultivators and drills when iron and
wages are so cheap. Show our prices to
your hardware merchants. Show them
to everybody! Planet, Jr., combined
drills, other seedsmen's price $9.00, our
price $6.75 Planet, Jr., double-wheel
hoes $6.00, our price $4.50, and BO on!
Potatoes, $1.50 a barrel. All prices for
Cut This Ont and Send Money
Cut this out and send money along
with order to the John A. Salzer Seed
Co., La Crosse, Wis., to insure getting
above low prices. Mammoth catalogue,
I 6c postage. w.n.
A Model Iluahnn d.
NewwcdThese biscuits don't taste
much like those my mother used to
Mrs. New wedI try so hard to
please you, Fred.
NewwedWho said you didn't please
me, darling? If my mother bad the
knack of making such biscuits as
these, my father might have lived
twenty years longer than he did.
Grim II11 nt or.
An undertaker In Leipzig, who eked
out the profits of his trade by letting
apartments, hung up a notice board
over a coflin in his show window, with
the inscription: "Lodgings for single
DR. G. GRANT. Specialist.
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Sj mil.-11- Block, Minneapolis.
"Papa, what is meant by having
"It means knowing enough to 'make
hay while the sun shines!' Ru awny
now and talk to your grandmother."
ftttnttK hlT^rini',- ^^Seantt^MdSTBS^ MX**,
is made by
at this season
and its debili-
are with us,
there is noth-
ing like Ayer's
to put new
life into the
away the dull-
ness, lack of
pain, a a
webs. I does
not brace up.
I builds up.
Its benefit is
you feel run
Send for "Curebook," xoo pages.
Free. J. C. Ayer Co.,
The girl confronted him without fal
terlng. In her dellance she was mag
"Do you worst!" she cried. "I an
not a new woman. 1 am neither mar
ried nor engaged. 1 do nothing to con
ceal my age. I never bathe in th
surf, I do not shop. 1 haven't the re
motest Idea if I can cook or not"
With a snort of baffled rage the hu
morist fledDetroit Tribune.
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