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SAID BY THE SCIENTISTS.
A FnnNCii medical authority nswrtf
that death caused by a foil from a ureal
height b absolutely painless. Tltcilnd
acta very rapidly for a time, tkn un
Alfred C Lanh writes Hint ten
tulles above the earth the cold Is fat
below zero, while ten miles below th
surface everything Is red hot. This lot
tor Is not so certain. It is thought by
some that the heat of the earth limy bo
wholly due to absorption from the sun,
and so may decrease after a certain
depth has been reached.
Music relieves muscular fatigue In
man, says Prof. Tarchanoff, of SL Pe
tersburg, who has been experimenting
on the subject from a purely physiolog
ical standpoint. It helps to drive out
carbonic acid in dogs and Increases
their consumption of oxygen; It also
makes them perspire. He thinks It may
be regarded as a serious thcrapcutio
It is not generally known that, size
for size, a thread of spider silk Is de
cidedly tougher than a bar of steel. An
ordinary thread will bear n weight of
three grains. This Is just nbout fifty
per cent, stronger than a steel thread
of the same thickness.
Philadelphia vegctarluns aro going
to form a colony In the city limits,
whero they can, by cooperation, bo
enabled to live according to their die
FnEDEtiicic Tesnvsox, the elder
brother of Alfred, will soon publish a
new volume of verses
I Can't Sleep
Is tho complaint of many at tills season.
Tho reason is found la tlio fact that tlic
nerves aro weak and tlio body In a feverish
and unhealthy condition. Tho nerves may
bo restored by Hood's Barsaparllhi, which
feeds thorn upon puro blood, mid tlila
mcdicltio will also creato nu appetite, and
tono up tho system and thus give sweet
refreshing sleep and vigorous health.
Is tho only truo blood purifier prominent
ly in tho public eyo to-day. $1; six for?3.
HnnH'e Pi lie nct liurmonlouilv with
1 Hood's SurKiip.irllln. Hie.
The Greatest Medical Discovery
of the Age.
DONALD KENNEDY, of ROXBURY, MASS,,
Has discovered In one of our common
pasture weeds a remedy that cures every
Kind of Humor, from tie worst Scrofula
down to a common Pimple.
He lias tried it in over eleven hundred
cases, and never failed except in two cases
(botli thunder humor.) He has now in his
possession over two hundred certificates
of Its value, all within twenty l.iiles of
Boston. Send postal card for book.
A benefit is always experienced from the
first bottle, and a perfect cure Is warranted
when the right quantity is taken.
When the lungs are affected It causes
shooting pains, like needles passing
through them; the same with the Liver or
Bowels. This is caused bv the ducts be
ing, stopped, and always dlsaprears In a
week after taking it. Head the label.
If the stomach Is foul or blllou-. It will
cause squeamish feelings at first.
No change of diet ever necessary. Eat
the best you can get, and enough of it.
Dose, one tablespoonful in water at bed
time. Sold ty all Druzslsts.
Beecham's pills are for bilious
ness, bilious headache, dyspepsia,
heartburn, torpid liver, dizziness,
sick headache, bad taste in the
mouth, coated tongue, loss oi
appetite, sallow skin, etc., when
caused by constipation ; and con
stipation is the most frequenl
cause of nil of them.
Go by the book. Pills toe and 25c 0
box. Book FREE at your druggist's 01
write B. F. Allen Co-, 365 Canal Street
Annual sales more than 6.000.000 boxes.
11 liar in tiii; vtom.u.
Jor ciitc,3v&xai Vx
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xoXwcv vj-Ytu wfttwaWto.
THH RIS1NO SUN
STOVE POLISH In
cnVei for general
blacking of a itove.
THH SUN PASTtl
POLISH lor a nulck
alter. dinner (nine,
applied and pol
lined with a cloth.
Momn ltroii. l'rniw., Cmituii. Mna., U.K.A.
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JOHN CARLE & SONS, New York.
DRUG STORE" CHICAGO
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run 4HLC COOD FARM.
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lit FAVORABLE LEASE, AMD TRADE CAN IE
Owner U not ft drnffirl.c nd hts olbvrbu.lnt.i which
dunfcndl U hi. time. Small ra ayiutnt with I'dud
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rtl.d. trlr at (loro. TOO. Addrrx MVKII.
Urugfl.t. E1IU Ave. .d ieck Sir..!. Cl.l.ar-. IIL
Provide Against Sickness,
Accident and Death.
Tub ITiixllotl Bhitoiiit Aiiocutio
im lu mcuibcrt wcektx tademallf In ilcknrtt,
ell accident and daalh ticncnu. Cuti asljr 1
Eer month. Ascnti wanted Addren A. L. l'UBLrt.
cciturjr, Rtif UvlMInf . Kintal City, Mo.
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an UlbW tot at to Uialr aojualnuscaa. UUr.l
aaUrr. Eirxoaa mon.jr In adranc. Addra... alUi
aiamis DEXTER UOOK A rAfEll CO., aadaUa, Mo.
FLORIDA LAND FOlTsALE
Address T. 8. KHAPP, De-Land, 71a.
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FARM AND GARDEN.
Condition. In Which Thrj- Can Alnra)t lie
t'ard to Ailvnntnirt.
A prominent manufacturing concern
has Instituted a scries of experiments
lately to find out the conditions under
which the broad mid narrow-tired
wheels could be used to ndvnntngc. In
the experiment to ascertain the differ-
ence in tirnit netween witio ana nnr-
row tire upon grass sod, tho figures
arrived at were:
Wclfthtof waironnnd load.. , .. .4,190 pounds
Drift to slnrl load with IK-lnch
tire, cutting Into sod IH Inches
deep .. , ....l.r.'O pounds
Draft to move at dead pull 6.V) pounds
Draft to ttrt same load on good,
hard road. , tM pounds
Draft to draw load on good, hard
roadi 3S0 pounds
Draft with tire 3 Inches wide on
same sod. I,:0X) pounds
Draft to moio load at doad pull
time sod ,.. .. r) pounds
Draft to start load with 3-Inch tiro
on hard road... , TOO pounds
Draft to moto at a dead pull on
hard roads BO pounds
Draft at adead pull on hard pat c
menu 155 pound!
Another experiment was with four
Inch and one-and-onc-half-lnch tires
respectively on block pavement, pood,
hard, sandy road, good, lovul, gravel
road, and In each soft and deep mid.
The conclusions arrived ut by the
1. On hard roads, block pavements
and other permanent and substantial
roads, there is no argument, so far nu
actual draft Is concerned, lu favor of
the wide tired, the eilect being rnthcr
against tho wide tire.
'J. In their effect upon hard roads,
tlio wide tire have the ndviintagc, and
that this benefit is not sufficiently ap
preciated by turnpike and macadam
3. In soft mud, slush, and under sim
llar circumstances, under which even
the wide tire cuts In, thu advantage is
against the wide tire nnd In favor of
4. On soft sod nnd fioft ground,
where the wide tire does not cut in,
and the narrow does, the tidvnntagc is
on tho side of the wide tire.
5. In loading a team, a draft of CIO
pounds steadily applied is as much as
should be expected for a day's work,
and that on soft sod this may mean,
when n dead pull has to be taken, an
increase In the draft of l.'.'OO pounds.
0. The difference in the latter case
between the regular draft of (150 pounds
and tho increase of 1,200 pounds Is
equivalent to an addition of 4,950
pounds to the load.
7. Or, in other words, tho draft of
the load being OV) poueds may be con
sidered ns equivalent to a load of 4.,(S0
pounds, and the difference from the
steady draft of tho load lu fair mo
tion, nnd that of the same load started
nt a dead pull, is equivalent to doub
ling the load.
The committee closed their report
with: "We advocate wide tiro for
farms, and narrow tire for good roads
Experiments at the Utah experiment
station demonstrated that a given
load on 1H-Inch tire drew 4.1.0 per cent,
heavier than when on a 3-inch tire,
the draft being on a fairly stilt grasb
sod; on a moist but hard road the IVf
Inch tire drew 12.7 per cent, heavier
th an the 3-Inch.
TOO MUCH PRUNING.
fluw Thousand of I'rult Tree Aro Itu.
IiiimI Ktery Year.
Tho very best judgment must bo
used in pruning trees. There is too
much pruning, utid yet pruning Is often
necessary. Tlio injuries to fruit trees
and tho losses to fruit growers from
vicious and altogether unnecessary
pruning cannot bo estimated. The
popular idea that trees must be pruned
In order that they should exist, and es
pecially If fruit bearing trees, bo that
they should bear fruit. Is one of tlio
most persistent of all prejudices. Mo
is looked upon as a careless fruitgrow
er who neglects to visit his orchard at
least once during tho year, firmed with
knife and chisel, saw and ax, ixnd to
strew the ground with twigs nnd
branches is deemed evidence of skillful
treatment by those who, like tho op
erator, uro Ignorant of tho laws which
govern vegetable growth. Some years
ago there was on the grounds of an ex
pcrlmeutal station a pear orchard
which was planted and maintained for
the especial purpose of illustrating the
best methods of management for thu
production cf fruit. They were nil
standard trees, and nv the time of
planting were deprived of nearly all
the growths of tho previous year; they
looked very much like walking eanei-.
After the summer growth wns ma
tured some of the shoots were cut back
In order to establish n proper disposi
tion 0 branches. From that timu they
were untouched by tho pruning knife.
They commenced to bear tho fourth
year after planting nnd continued to
yield henvy crops of flue fruit until It
became necessary to remove them.
Where th Trouhlo Contra In.
Iletter roads aro desired nnd advo
cated by everybody. Tho farmer needs
them to go to and from his markets;
the man of leisure and weans wants
them because they are pleasant to
drive over. The whocjmeu want them
that their runs and exercise shall bo
taken under the most favorable condi
tions. There is no protest against
them from any quarter. Everyone who
uses a turnpike or tho common dirt
roads of the state Is willing complete
ly and entirely willing that somebody
else shall pay for tho Improvement.
Hero is the place where the shoe be
gins to pinch. Tho farmers are, per
haps, more nearly concerned than any
other class in the community, but
allege they already pay an undue pro
portion of the taxes, nnd, therefore,
are unwilling to saddle themselves
with the expense of building butter
roads for the benefit of others. Farm
Com-rrnlv: tho l'lrat Calf.
When a heifer is as good as three
years old, before her first calf Is
tlropped, and the sire Is a well-bred
and fully-matured animal, tho calf is
not to be despised, but In the case of a
two-year-old holfer tho situation Is al
together altered, and only under ex
ceptional circumstances should her first
calf lxi reared. Huch an animal, us a
rule, lacks size and constitution, and
in nine cases out of every ten is sadly
deficient in flesh and hair, its desti
nation should, therefore, be the sham
bles, and when it is well fattened its
mother pays her way better than is
possible under any other system. X.
PREPARING PCm WINTER.
!"nod la the Ileal Source of the I'lntor of
The dairyman who wants good but
ter next winter should not miss to
grow n bountiful crop of carro'-sand
parsnips, says the New York Times.
Tho excellence of tho Jersey cows is
unquestionably due to the parsnips
which are fed to them, and for which
tho soil and climate of the Channel
Islands nrc so well adapted. These
roots are wholly free from any objec
tionable quality, and confer a sweet
ness and aromatic flavor on the butter
which nrc gained by no other food.
It Is as reasonable to bellove that
the food Is tho source of the llavor of
the butter as It is that of the flavor of
the flesh of an animal. And this, not
withstanding the avowed belief of a
number of scientific persons or per
sons who claim to be scientific to tho
contrary. It Is alleged by these per
sons that it is the individuality of the
cow that gives the llavor to tho butter.
Common people know better, and
no amount of scientific allegation
will make them believe that when
n cow eats garlic lu the pas
ture or cabbages or turnips In the
stable, It Is the Individuality of the an
imal nnd not the strongly-flavored food
that contributes the special taste nnd
color to the milk nnd butter. And so
It Is the food to which the Jersey cor
has been used for hundreds of years,
nnd by which tho milk nnd butter
have been gradually increased until
thu large product from thu food and
the ability to consume a largo quantity
of the Tidiest food have been fixed on
tho race and have become an essential
characteristic of It. It Is true that tho
Jersey cow possesses an individuality
of her own, but this is a consequence
nnd not tin Intrinsic natural ability; It
Is not an active, but a passive, charac
teristic, and nothfhg more nor less
than a result of long training and edu
cation, fixed by breeding. Any other
cow has the same possibility If tho
same means nrc taken to form It und
perpetuate tho distinct character. And
every dairyman should so manage his
herd ns to develop nnd fix this im
MILK JAR COVERS.
A New Ilutlco Whlili la 11 Ventilator of
.V vcntlla ling yet fireproof cover for
dishes containing edibles has been in
vented by nn Englishman und shown
In a recent number of the Loudon In
vention. Tho patent consists princi
pally of a frame work made In various
Vi:.TILTINO COVKn FOR MILK PAILS.
shapes and sizes to fit different vessel.?
used. The invention Is urged ns par
ticularly applicable for use in dairies
for covering pans containing milk or
utensils from which customers are
The arrangement represented by Fig.
1 consists of a wood or metal rim of
such size nnd shnpc us to fit closely
upon the top of the pan, and over this
frame Is .stretched n covering of wire
gnuze, or other suitable material capa
ble of keeping out Hies nnd dust with
out retarding proper ventilation or ac
cess of air to the contents. In the
center of the cover or frame is fixed n
second rim, forming an opening
through which the milk may be served
and which, when not lu uto for that
purpose, may be closed by u hinged
lid. Tho Idea Is applicable to pitchers,
bowls, jam pots and ull liko vessels.
NOTES FOR DAIRYMEN.
Xi:vkii keep cream in a dump collar.
If you doit will rot.
If the butter is bitter, it is likely tho
cows are eating weeds.
If there Is rag-weed in the pastures,
look out for bitter butter.
Uopv cream Is tho result of nn im
perfect physical condition of the cows.
It Is claimed that skim milk for feed
ing calves is worth 20 cents per 100
As A rule It Is better to sell butter ns
fast as It Is made. Mnke n good article
and let her go.
If butter Is kept in jars, the jars
should be glazed, as unglazed jun aro
porous and ndmlt air.
Swf.kt cream should be churned nt a
loner temperature than sour cream.
About .'0 degrees is proper. Farmers'
Ileea That Mnke H111I Honey.
"Lovers of the product of the busy
bee will find It a wlso precaution to
hnvo tholr honey tested us to Its purity
before they cut it, or uso it in a culi
nary way." l'rof. Iteinlngton gave n
warning something like this at a re
cent meeting of pharmacists, nnd at
the same time told of a German who
was extensively engaged in bee cul
ture, and who had his apiary close to a
sugar refinery. A lot of rank molasses
was accessible to the bees, and they
gorged themselves on It, The result
was their honey was equally rank, and
unfit for use. On another occasion the
bees fed on blooming digitalis, und
their honey proved to bo poisonous.
Natural honey, therefore, is llublo to
vary very much, and occasionally,
when It looks best and is sweetest, it
may be loaded with poison. Unscrupu
lous bee-farmers ure accustomed to
forcing their bees to increase their out
put by feeding them sweetened water.
Thu honey, of course, Is scarcely fit for
use. riilladelphU Iteoord.
Slt of Copper Not Injurloua.
Tho scare as to poisoned food which
crops up fitfully has of late taken for
its object tho employment of salts of
copper for the culture of potatoes und
Tines, and it has been insinuated that
grapes jud tubers grown hi this way
were by no means harmless. As gen
erally happens, in such cases, us soon
as the subject has been thoroughly In
vestigated its absurdity becomes ap
parent. M. Aline Glvard has made a
series of uhemlcal analyses, and finds
that there is iiot the slightest ground
for the supposition that salt, of copper
could impart to 'the fruit or vegetable
any poisonous qualities. Tho trace of
copper obtained from the ashes of tho
incinerated grapes nnd potatoes is ton
small to be -of .ony Importance.
THE DRUG CLERK'S ST0R1
Ho Talks of Headaches and Nervous
nest nnd Gives a Cure for Both.
From the Ettning Xeic 1, Jftvark, .V. J.
It was tho dmR clerk's turn to tell a storj
of ono of his exorlcuccs, and tlio reporter,
expecting something good, as usual, settled
himself comfortably In a chair, prepared tc
rIvo Ids undivided attention to tho speaker.
Tlio latter was Henry Malcr, who reside
with his parents on Aqueduct Street, "Sow
ark, N. J., and who hands out medicine, ovci
tho counter of Dr. Andrew P. Burkhardt'i
dmtrstorontSTl OrangoBtrect, thlstlty.
"1'crhaps I can do nothing better," ho bo
pan. "than to tell vou tho secret of mv eood
health. It Is n story that I havo told tc
many recently, and us it resulted In good in
each case, It may Imj worth your whllo tc
listen to It. To begin with, I was not al
ways strong and robust, as I am now. Long
hours of work and hard studvhudielt nu
Innwrctchod condition. Frightful, linger
ing headaches found me n ready victim, and
nt times I wus so nervous that tho droiiplnv
of a pin would cause mo to give a violent
start, and then I would lo seized with a 111
iif trembling that was, to put It mildly, o:
ceedlngly bothersome. Well, I began to
doctor myself. Now 1 flatter mvsclr that J
know something of niedlclno; but with all
my knowledge, I could find nothing that
would euro thoso tcrriblo headaches or put
an end to my extreme nervousness. When 1
picked up a liottlo my hand would shako u)
though I had tho chilis, ami If it was a pow
dcr that I was huiidllnif I stood u irood
rhiincoof sprinkling It nil over these black
trousers. Things went from bad to worse,
and I soon realized that 11 man of my phys
ical condition hod better not attempt to mix
"'Try a box of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.'
snid Dr. lltlrkhardt ono day; and as you
know tho doctor's advieo Is idways wo'rth
following, 1 pot tho Pink Pills and began to
tako them. Aladdin's lamp nevor performed
tlio wonders of thoso pills. Would you be
licvo itl lleforo I hud taken tho contents of
ono box my hcadncho )cg!iii to glvo mo a
day oil occasionally, and soon It left mo en
tirely. How about my nervousness! Well,
tho pills put un end to that with almost
startling abruptness. Yon see I knew
enough about tho business to appreciate the
lmportuuco of following tho prescribing
physician's directions, and by payinir strict
attention to. tlw&o given by Dr. Williams
with each box of his I'inlc 1 Ills, I was soon
another fellow. Look nt mo nowl A pic
ture of health, eh I Well, that Is what Dr.
Williams Pink Pills will do for u man, or a
woman, either. Sec, 1 can hold this pl.isi
of water out now without spilling n drop,
but I couldn't do thut two months ago und
"Whut is it, ma'in I" he asked as 11 neatly
dressed woman camo up to tlio counter. "A
box of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills." "Yes,
tnu'm, fifty cents, please. 'Ihank you."
"Theso Pink Pills are great tilings," said
Mr. Muier as ho turned to the reporter again,
mid tho latter, after all he had heard, thought
Dr. Williams Pink Pills contain all the
elements necessary to glvo new llfo mid
richness to tho blood und restore shattered
nerves. T hoy aro for salo by all druggists,
or may bo had by mull from Dr. Williams'
Mcdieinu Company. Hchciiectady, N. Y., fo;
f0c. per box, or six boxes for fJ.fjO.
EOOKS AND WRITERS.
OAiutini.it iTAnnvxzio, the Italian
novelist, is writing a story whoso
heroine is sntd to bo Eleonora Duso.
Tin: bicycle microbe is working
havoc everywhere. Its latest dlstin-"
guished victims are Tolstoi and Henri
Pkiisionv, tho most unscrupulous of
Napoleon III.'s agents in bringing
about the coup d'etat, left memoirs
which uru to be published boon In
CllAltf.ns Lkiiov, whose "Colonel
Kamollot" stories, satirizing the ab
surdities of French officers, led to a
series of plays and books attacking the
abuses prevalent In tho French army,
died recently in Paris.
Dickexs' "Cricket on tho Hearth"
seems to havo suddenly struck tho
fancy of French playwrights. Two op
eratic versions of "Lo Grlllon du
Foyer" nro announced, 0110 of them by
Audran, as well as two plays founded
on tho btory.
llunann, who wrote tho ballad of
"Lenore," which had a great influence
on thu romantic movement In llteruturo
at the beginning of tho century, has
hud u monument erected to his memory
at Gottlngen, whore he held a profes
sorship for awhile.
Pitor. Julius SCupitza, who died of
apoplexy recently nt IJerlin nt the uge
of fifty-one, was one of the foremost
bcholars of English in Germany. Ho
brought out editions of tho Ilamnunco
of Guy, of Warwick, of Ueowulf, nnd
of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
Pitor. MAHArrr has fouud out that
of tho two words of farewell nt the end
of the Greek letters found among thu
Pctrio papyri, eutuchei is the polito
form corresponding to "Your obedient
servant," while errosotsmoro familiar,
like "Yours bincerely."
ABOUT EUROPE'S ARISTOCRACY.
With the exception of tho king of
Denmark, Queen Victoria is tho oldest
reigning bovcrclgn of Europe.
Pki.vcksb Fkouoiia ofj Saxe-Melnln-ger,
tho oldest of Queeu Victorin's
great-grandchildren, Is sixteen, und
hns just been confirmed. Tho queeu
may bo u greut-greut-grundinother yet.
Pitixci: Oscaii of Prussia, the young
son of the emperor, hud his first tooth
pulled tho other day. It wus tho birth
day of his English governess, nnd
r.mong other pre :ts he scut the tooth
Jo the lady ns a gift.
While a train was going at full speed
near Mollcrsdorf in Austria, a gust of
wind bluw open a carriago door, and
tho thrcc-ycar-old bon of Prlnco Alex
ander of Solins fell out. Tho train was
stopped and tho people who ran back
nAt the llttlo thing running along tho
trade without a bcratch.
Count its Govk.v, u great grandson
of Marshal Clnrko, duko of Fcltre, has
just passed, nt tho ago of fifty, his ex
amination as doctor of medicine. Ho
wn formerly u deputy, but on her
deathbed, live years ugo, his wlfo
begged him to devote himself to tho
care of tho poor, and ho at onco began
to utudy incdlolnc.
When tho empress of Austria takes
Iter daily walk of four or five
wiles, sho wears n short black dress
that docs not reach the ankles. She
ivnlks straight on wherever she wishes
Hid her Greek teacher follows close
behind talking Greek or reading to
Iter, She has to get a now teacher
NATURAL HISTORY NOTES.
A (ii.ow worm has a brush uttached
to Its tall, becauso it is necessary thut
the back bu kept clean In order to show
TnF. song of tho English male sky
lark is best when the female is on the
eggs. At such times ho soars to groat
heights and sings rapturously.
(Ih'It of the most rcmarkablo fcMurci
of earthquake pul&atious is their great
duration. The originating oarthquakc
may last but a few ncconds, whllo the
ground at a distauco may rock gently
through a small anglo for hours.
Tun sight of n garden patch and a ho
leu been known to given bov u luvcro cost
f rheumatism, Oovcland Plain Dealer.
FIRE AT MILWAUKEE.
Wsrehouaca 00 thu tlocknml Msnj Freight
Milwaukee, Aug. "V. Tho wnrc
houses on the Union steamboat dock
at tho junction of the Mllwnukce and
Mcnominco rivers caught tiro In some
way at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon
nnd were soon n mass of flames, though
three nlnrms were sent In. Tho fire
then sprend to the warehouse of the
Anchor Line Stcninshtp Co. nnd the
freight sheds of the Wisconsin Central
railroad, und some cars began burning
on the tracks In tho ynrd. Tho ware
house of the Union steamboat and
Anchor line were all destroyed In an
hour, as were also the freight sheds of
the Wisconsin Central, while tho freight
yard was a mass of blazing enrs. The
John PritzlulT Hardware Co.'s house
next caught fire, whllo steamers and
sailing vessels were moved from the
docks along tho West Water street
front, as It was believed that tho fire
would reach tho Milwaukee river in
the lower Fourth ward before it
could be checked. The factory ol
the Dclancy Oil nnd Grease Co.
was burned about 2 o'clock, und
Il.tndlc, Spencer .t Co.'s plumbing fix
turo establishment was nblaze and
sixty freight cars In the SL Paul yards
were destroyed and tho St. Paul pas
senger depot was threatened. At 3
o'clock tho flames were still sweeping
In a northerly direction, A large num
ber of framo residences were swept
uwa3 Joseph McMunus, uged 8, son
of Detective McMunus, was run ovei
by a steam engine and instantly
killed. Soon after 3 o'clock the
fire was nt least partially under
control nnd the Uritzloff Hard,
ware Co.'s great building was
saved, though badly damaged. Six
hundred freight cars in the St. Paul
yards came nearly being burned.
Iletween 450 and ftOO freight cars,
which were directly in tho path of the
flames, and which were at first sup.
posed by officials to have been totally
destroyed, were hurriedly removed to
a place of safety by yard engines,
leaving but forty or fifty cars ao tually
destroyed or damaged. The total losi
was nbout S 100,000.
THE WALLER CASE.
The I'rrnch Ooirnnient IIpcIiis to Stum
Mens of Weaken Inc.
Wasiii.votojj, Aug. 23. Acting Sec
retary of State Mr. Adee authorizes
the statement that information has
been received from Ambassador
Eustls In response to urgent Instruc
tions cabled him some three weeks
ugo that the record of proceedings
and evidenco in the court-martial of
Mr. Waller at Tamatavo Is expected to
reach Paris toward the end of this
mouth. Mr. Eustls also reports that
access to Mr. Waller has been nccorded
to hire after repeated and urgent re
quests made on the reiterated orders
of the department of state.
The department not having bean ad
vised whether Mr. Eustls has taken
advantage of this permission to dele
gate u competent deputy to visit the
prison near Clairvaux, where Mr. Wal
ler Is now confined, nnd confer with
him, Mr. Adee has instructed, him by
telegraph that ho should do so at once,
if not already done. Mr. Adee adds that
this result, reached after repeated tele
graphic Instructions, shows the con
stant activity of thedcpaitmcnt in Mr.
Waller's case, and It is hoped that the
production of tho evidenco before the
court martial will enable the depart
ment to forma judgment touching tho
conviction of Mr. Waller
The following is given in oflickil cir
cles as a fair statement of the Wal
ler care: There is no doubt that
while in a country occupied by tho
French Mr. Waller wrote letters to
tho people tho French wore oppos
ing. (These letters wero traced to him
nnd were made the pretext for his ar
rest. His trial was not fair, and dur
ing his Imprisonment, botli beforo nnd
after conviction, he was treated with
great harshness. He was brought U
Franco chained to tho deck of 1
steamer, and, though ill and suffering,
ho was imprisoned without propel
THE DEADLY EXPLOSION.
XlUo-tSlycrrliie I'lnya hjil Hutoo at Frank
Fkaxklix, Pa., Aug. 23. An ex
plosion of nltro-glycerine occurred just
outside the city limits at 11:45 thij
morning. A man named Hall, a resi
dent of Oil City, was driving u wagon
loaded with nltro-glycerine to tho mag
azine on the top of Dully hill nnd was
within 150 feet of tho building, when
for some cause unknown the stuff ex
ploded. The wagon und horses wera
blown to atoms and not a vestige
of Hill's remains are to be
found. A hole 5 feet deep
wns torn in the earth. The shock was
ho great in Franklin that windows
were blown out and a number of chim
neys were knocked down.
The Amrrlrnn MIlon ut Too Chow At
tacked by Infurlatvil Chlneav.
Hoxo Ko.NO, Aug, 23. The American
mission near Foo Chow has beon at
tacked by a largo and iufurluted mob,
armed with various weapons. The
chapel and school have been wrecked
and four nntlvo teachers fatally
wounded, while the foreign teachers
escaped. There Is a strong nntl-for-olgn
feeling In Foo Chow, which Is
spreading among the populace, who
nro parading with cries of "Drive out
the foreign devils."
Lurjre Venalon Kequlsllloiia Mnrip-
Wasiiixotox, Aug. 23. The secre
tary of tho Interior has made requisi
tion on tho trcasurydepartmentfor tho
following amounts for the payment of
pensions: Washington, 82,050,000; San
Francisco, S750.000; Detroit, Mich., SI,
750,000; Colutnbus, 0., S3. 603,000; Bos
ton, 51,800,000; Augusta, Mc., 8300,000.
lii-Oar. Morrla Dlea Suit it en! V.
New Havkx, Conn., Aug. .'3. Ex
Gov. Morris was found unsconclous In
his office this morning from what the
physicians pronounce vertigo. He
nevor rallied nor recovered conscious
ness and died this afternoon.
A lllcjclo ltccord by m Woman.
Wasiiixotox, Aug. 23. Miss Nellie
C. Ithodcs Inst night made a bicycle
record of 10 miles in 32 minutes IS
seconds. Miss Rhodes is a native oi
Boston and a graduate of tho Charles
ton high school, near Harvard univer
sity. She came here about a year ago,
and has received an excellent ath
letic training in all manner of sports.
I'Unluc Mill Horned.
DENn, Col., Aug. 23. McPheo A
McGinnlty's five-story planing mill on
Wazee and Eighteenth streets wai
completely destroyed by tire this morn
ing. Loss, CO,000.
Highest of all in Leavening Tower. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Steamers of 1,000 tons can now go
up tho Seine to Paris with their own
An international conference on the
protection of wild birds useful to agri
culture was held in Paris in the last
days 6f June.
Loni) DurFnmx has been obliged to
discharge all tho French servants nt
the British embassy In Paris, as they
have repeatedly been discovered tam
pering with dispatch boxes,
CAni.r.8 will connect the EiCel tower
with turrets of the Trocadcro palace,
during the 1000 exhibition, and upon
them light passenger trains will be run
Fhance proposes to put nn end tc
racing by ocean greyhounds by enforc
ing tho regulations of 1SS3, limiting the
speed ut sea. A new bill drawn up by
the marine ministry, imposes heavy
penalties for excessive speed.
In Franco the Budget committee ha?
decided t remove tho taxes on wines,
becr,cidcr, and other "hygienic drinks,''
and to Increase the duty on spirits with
the exception of ulcohol used In the
arts. The manufacture of alcohol will
be a statu monopoly.
THE 'OPERATIC STAGE.'-
"Iii Masc," a five-act comedy In
Prorenenl, by Alphoso Tavuu, one oi
tho founders of the Fclibrigc, the so
ciety for the renewal of Provencal poe
try, has been given with great success
Saint Saens has composed the last
two nets for u grand operu Fredegonde,
of which his friend Ernest Gueraud
had written tho first two nt the time of
his death. It will be given soon ut tho
At the Theater Libre next season
operatic pieces will be given as well as
playo. A curious performance of King
Lear Is also promised with a novel ar
rangement of scenery that will make
possibte the sudden transformations
necessary tojire.scnt the scenes in their
"Tanniiauseh" was given nine times
out of the fourteen performances of
grand opera in Paris during the month
of May, the receipts averaging 22,000
francs n night, 5,000 francs more than
the average of the other operas, which
were "Faust," "Sigurd" and "Samson
THE WORLD'S WONDERS.
The tunnel at Schemmitz, Hungary,
if, the longest lu the world. It has a
length of 10.27 miles, costing over $3,
000,000 to construct. Completed in the
year 1888, it was commenced in tho
The smallest city in the world Is the
miniature place known ns Steward
City, Alaska, U. S., its threo inhabit
ants being, respectively, mayor, chair
man of thu board of aldermen and pres
ident of the common council.
The most rcinnrkable whirlpool is
the maelstrom of tho northwest coast
of Norway and southwest of Mo.s
kenacsol, tho most southerly of tho
Lofoden isles. It was once supposed
to bo unfathomable, but the depth has
been shown not to exceed twenty
Tits longest bridge In tho world Is
the Lion bridge, near Saugang, China.
It extends 5f miles over nn arm of the
Yellow bea and it is supported by ."00
huge htone arches. The roadway is 70
feet above the water and is inclosed in
an iron network. A marble Hon 21
feet long rests on the crown of every
Gladstone's health Is said to be bet
ter than It has been at any time during
the lust flvo years.
A fund has been started In New
South Wales to erect n memorial over
tho grave of Sir John Bobertson, who
came out of the busli to govern tho
Foil one hundred years Mmc. Chevil
lard, of Vlllegarden, France, has lived
on bread, milk, fruit and vegetables.
She has never eaten meat. This month
sho celebrated the one hundredth anni
versary of her birth.
Mrs. Plumtre, an English woman,
has just finished a dictionary for the
blind in Brnillo type. It hus occupied
her nenrly two und n half years, work
ing nt it four, five nnd often Mx hours
a dny. It fills 3.200 pages, contains
nbout 20,000 words, nnd will make flf
een or sixteen largo volumes.
Fipteen TH0U8AM, dollars has so far
been subscribed for tho testimonial to
Dr. W. G. Grace started by tho Dally
Telegraph, of New York.
Gov. MomiiLL, of Kansas, says he
will never sign a death warrant so long
ns the law leaves tho matter optional
Louis Voissox, who has been French
consul in Philadelphia for the last ten
years, has had conferred upon him tho
cross of the Legion of Honor.
Mns. Kate Chase says that before
tho days of telephones her father used
to go to tho wiudew of his committee
room in the senate wing of the capltol
and wuve a handkerchief to her us a
signal that ho was not coming homo to
The accuracy of tho surveying in an
cient engineering is marvelous consid
ering tho rudeness of the Instruments.
UosfE was supplied from twenty-four
large aqueducts which brought 50,000,
000 cubic feet of water dally into tlio
The first tunnel for commercial pur
poses was executed by M, RIguet in
tho reign of Louis XIV., at Bczicrcs,
The famous bridge constructed by
Queen Nltocrls at Babylon, and de
scribed by Diodarus, was five furlongs
A new rcstnurant wns opened at El
llnwood, Kan., a tew days ago by Sirs.
Tub color of snuff depends on the ex
tent to which fermentation has been
allowed to go.
Cajhils are probably the only ani
mals that cannot swim. Immediately
after they enter the water they turn on
their backs and nrc drowned.
A PniiADEi.riiiAN who regularly vis
Its a barber shop on Ninth street has a
hirsute horror in tho f.liapo of n mus
tache which measures twenty-two
Inches from tip to tip,
Several Gcorgin watermelons weigh
ing more thnn fifty pounds have been
brought to market this season, but it i
likely the record will bo carried by one
weighing n eriflo over 'seventy-five
pounds, cut recently on n Thomaston
It is said that cut flowers will keep
very fresh if n small pinch of nitrate
of potush or common saltpetre is put
In tho water In which they stand. The
cntls of tho stems should bo cut oil a
little every day to keep open the ab
sorbing pores. .
Anatomists to separate tho bones of
n skull frequently fill it with small
beans and place the whole in a basin
of water. The beans swell and slowly
split the nkull. Tho force which beans
are capable of e.xertinir under theso
conditions is equal to the nvcrago press
ure In the boiler of 11 steam engine.
Mrts. Zoe Maiicoe, uged '"seventy
years, of Fond du Lac, Wis., has just
brought suit for breach of promise of
marriage against Francis Pcllant, nged
eighty-one years, or Mnrtinettc. Mr.
Pellunt avers ho is and always has
been ready to marry tho lndy, but there
seems to lie some difficulty interposed
bv his children.
' chi:ai KATES
1 To G. A 1L Xntlun t Km-timpuirnt, Louli-
llllo, Ky., Heit inlii-r 11, 1 nnd 1.1.
On Scptcmticr Sth to 11th, Inclusive, tho
Louisville, Kvausiillo Hi St. Louis Consoli
dated Ituilroud ("AlrLitio") will sell tickets,
imnil rptnrnlnr- llnt.U Oi-Vnhni- f.lli IHO". Ttm
rato via the "Air Lino'1 bnrclv amounts to
ono rent per mile. This line Is making spe
cial preparations to afford visitors splendid
equipment and unexcelled scrvleo; bealdcs
11 is the shortest route, nyrei miles, between
St. Louis and Louisville, and makes tho
See that your tickets read viu "Air Lino."
U. A. Cash-hell, G. P. A.,
HL Louis. Mo.
"Tun trouhlo with too mmir tvntnpn.il
says tho cornfcsl philosopher, "Is tliatthoy
return uiu marriiiRu ceremony muiniv as a
license to eat onions and wear ill'-nttinc
clothes." Indianapolis Journal.
T jhicco-WraUcned ltcsotutlona.
Nerves Irritated by tobacco, always crav
ing for stimulants, explains why it is so
hard to twear nff No-To-Bac is tlio oaly
guaranteed tobacco habit euro becauso ft
acts directly on affected nerve centers, do
stioys Irritation, promotes digestion und
healthy, refreshing sleep. Many pain 10
pounds in 10 days. You run no risk. No-I'o-Boc
Is sold and guaranteed by Druggists
everywhere. Boolt Inns. Ad. Sterling
ltcmedy Co., Now York City or Chicago.
'What Is tho matter hero!" asked a
stranger of a small boy, us ho noticed a
largo wedding party coining out of 11 church
on Fifth nvenue. "Nnwtliiu' but tho tied
going out," was tlys reply, Texas Sittings.
Splitting Shnrkles AhuihHt
By merely Hexing tho muscles of his arms
Is uu easy bisk lor S.iudow, that superla
tively strong man. " ou will never bo ublo
to do this, but j ou may acquire Unit degreo
of vigor which proceeds lrom complete di
gestion and sound repose, If you will enter
ou a courxo of llostetter's Stoinuch Bitters,
and persist In It. Tho Bitters will invaria
bly aftoi d relief to tho malarious, rhcumut-'
Ic and neuralgic, and avert Bcriotts kidney
BAnGm.Y "Duns rtmvRer Lnlnnir tn i-akk
club!" Waggsly "No, my rlub belongs to
uai:i, uu HI11UUIIIUI1UI UIU IIOUSC COIll-
mlttco." Brooklyn Lifo.
He "Is this tlio first lime vou'veevcr
been In lovo. diirlingf" Sho (thoughtless
ly) "Yes; but it's so nico 1 hopo It won't bo
the last !" Tld-Bits.
An important IHITcrencr.
To mako It apparent to thousands, who
think themselves ill, that they aro not af
fected with any disease, hut that the system
simply needs cleansing, is to bring comfort
homo to their hearts, us u costive condition
is easllycurcd byuslngSyrupor Figs. Man
ufactured by tho California Fig Syrup Co.
"How did you know sho was a school
ma anil" "Sho snapped her lingers at a
street tar when trying to stop it." Truth.
Piso's Cfiu: cured mo or n Throat and
Lung trouble of three cars' standing. B.
Cody, Hautlugton, lnd., Nov, Vi, USUI.
Tub Wife-"U must bo bedtime." Hus
band -"Hardly; tho baby husn't waked un
PiMPi.ua aro Inexpressibly mortlfyinir.
Remedy Glenn's Sulphur Soap.
Hill's Uulr and Whisker Ue, 60 cents.
"Wki.l," said tho monkov to tho organ
m-ilidm-- un hn out. 1,11 In, nf tt.n A-,..... ..,,
aluiply carried uway with tho music."
IInU' L'ntnrrh Car
Is a Constitution al Curo. Price 75c.
Tup true joy of reward is In tho labor
which wins lu Irrigation.
In Our Qreat Grandfather's Time,
big bulky pills were in
general use. Like the
that dtcade they
were big and clum
sy, but ineflec
tive. In this cent
ury of enlighten-
nient, we have
r-iirA nil 1....
rangements i n
the mokt pffi-n
would pay more
erlv rr.n.uTi .t.. ..-.I ""?".""," "Prop-
would have less frequent occasion to call
for their doctor's services to subdue attacks
?!fia,"3r.?.7? dlsf The " Pellets cure
Y- n?d oilius headache, constipation in.
digestion, bilious attecks'and kindred de
rangements of liver, stomach and bowels.
A. N. IC II.
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