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i-e !,:': Tauin;;ws Clgars.
Lo.iaa c:aims~ le honor of hav
ihi her doiiinions Lhe oldest
om'4'::a ::uw i-::ng i:1 this conutry, it
not in the wo ;U, I thi erC-n ofL
r.i-, who bo:tsiis o 111 years, a,-l
f 1:vingacted as a serant of George
W' n.ato. Jo c claims to have fr,
niuenl!r blqcked th,_ boots of and light
d egirs for ibe Father of his Cour
irv. He Las a certiicate from Ed
Crri-an,. h i fori,r jmuaster, certify
ug that hi'! was 1.'uru 17(;. - -Ci
The Talo senior 'ass will war-a; an
gow.vzs --v...ry 6und-ty tur-ugho-ut thlvae
How's This? -
We offer One Hundred D0lh3 Rorard for
any aws of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
HaLl's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CEtrzr & Co., Toledo, 0.
Wo, thp undersigned, have known F. J. Che
:oy for tha last 15 years. and believo him Per
ecly honorabe in all bubiness traneactionh
tad _ancially able to carry out any obliga
Owln =:,do byr their 21r.
WIM'- k Ta- , Wholsaloma ,Ted
47Ar-h Cur* tj takon ipteMa41V, tt
in ly ? VVn the hea an =n104u at
t Vtem, Totimon e.s tet fre.
75P . p; r bottle. Sold by all Dru;ia.
A Happy Woman,
At last I am aweIll dhap woman aa
thanks to McEiree' ine of CardMu. I have
suffered for four-- years from womb trouble of
the most horrible kind. Twelve years ago I
went tq the San Antonio Hospital where they
performed an operation, but it left me in a
w'rse state than ever. I went to Dr. Kinesley
ani Dr. D. Y. Yotmz. but they gave me little
rviief. After spending $125.i' 1 was not able
it e my bed. and most of the time suffered
pains to equal a thousand deaths. On the
t-thLI of lost October my friend rs. Stevens
a-'visd me to try McEiree's Wine of Cardui.
The first bottle did ze go:d, and I got mort,
and to-day I ama new voman;am a'le to do all
my cooking and house-Iwork. I ar. running a
boarding-house and doing all the work myself.
I stilluse the Wine. and always keep it in tbe
- hotue--it sa,ed my life.
Appleby, Texas.. Mss. -1. J. METERS.
Does Iots ofrzod-You Will Find It
so if You Try It.
Mrs. T. J. Meadir has kind words to say
about Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy: "For many
Vears I have suffered with dyspe sia and ner
'-ousness. I have been taking Tyner's Dys
Remedy and find that it is doing me
Iots of good and I am now in better health
than I have been for years. It relieves me in
a few minutes of indigestion."
If you are suffering with indizestion or dy
pepsia of 9.n7 character whatever. it would
be to vour interest to try a bottle of this rem.
edy. *Price 50 cents per bottle. Fvr sale by
Now is the Time to Cure Your Cofts
wIth Hindercorng. I takes them out perfect.
ly and gives comfort. Ask your druggist. 15c.
means a medieine that strengthens th4 stom
sch. or to be brief it means Ripans Tabules.
df Vbu are troubled with a weak stomach and
canot digest your food use Ripans Tabules.
O e give relief.
FITS stopped free by DR. LINE'S GREAT
NERtt RESTonRL. No fts after first dav's use.
Marrelous cures. Treatise and S2.0 trial bot
tle free. Dr. Kline, 731 Arch St., Phili., Pa.
-f'Tvery Mother Should Alvvays Havi
a bottle of Parker's Ginger Tonic. Nothing so
good for pain,wekans, colds and sleeplessness
We think i's~ Cure for Consunmption
is the only medicine for Coughs.-.-JEmCE
P'rcuAnn. Springfieldl, Ills., Oct. 1, ]94.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for childreti
teething, softens the gums. reduces inflammia
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
Are insepara.y W.vncte-i. The former
depend simi>y niely. solidly upon the
- latter. If i. i' p 'u.thy are properly
fed and there is~ I-.. "rosns. fliit
is impure they are feda on refuso an-1 ti
horrors of nevu pr'otration romit.
Feed the nerves on purv: Gloxi. Make
pure bid5d andl keep it nuro by taking~
The One True BlOO I Purifier.
00 S IllSfmu toi.m
Mo2 -ney in Pecans ()
v~ MONIED MEN,
tAmbitious Cler ks, Now
Pecan Orchard in the World
}ro,"r-u. *.ivi'-: ofi.r''I. inti f*i t-a:
T.i turn ike road to
L!ies through~ their
~mouths or I. mistake
Buit the~z surest way to
ge th~ere is I say,
Werrid'. Po r'! 'i ESiT AWA 'RD.
TVyluWllin the dlgCStlil~
~is WEAK xa so F00D~
Sseems to niourish. Try it
ReeA.p z.00P tE stomach!
SS.old by DRUGms'i;S EVERYWI-ERE !
~'Jolin Carls &~ Sons. New York.
i UWiES W.thRE ALL ELSE ILS.~
NEWS AND NOTES FOR WOEN.
Uncle Sam has 2.5,003 women sten
Saco boasts of tho only women zn
d-rtak~er in Maine.
Queen Victoria has worn her crown
only sixteen times.
Queen Tictoria has gone to Scotland
to remain until November.
Some of the new fall jackets have
roilin, collars which may be worn
turned up or down.
A simple costume may be made ver
ceic by wearing it with a hat of .
oidecliy contrasting color.
Metal corsets are ihe thing in Paris.
They nro described as a metallic lace
work, very light and coo!.
John Oliver Hobbes (Mrs. Craigic)
has been elected President of the So
ciety (f Women Journalists in Lou
Mrs. Lois Eames Wood, of Worces
ter, Mass . celebrated her 101st birth
day iecently. She is sti a-tive and
Virgir-% Fair is an emcpert ventrilo
quit and freqtently uses the acaom.
pIbuim t to play practio3l . ce.
Afemriniza novelty iu eigas is VA
Sixth avenue, New York City, and
resds; "Ladios' mildto in 1311 dresses
and other gowns."
Mrs. Beretts Woodward, of Coll
water, Mich., was aided by eight
great-great-grandchildren in celebrat
ing her recent 100th birthday.
Iiss Ellen Spencer, known as the
-irst woman who taught school in Ili
nois, died at Jacksonville recently,
lacking but a triile of being 100 years
For exceedingly damp or warm
weather an expedient for keeping the
hair in curl is the use of alcohol.. The
hair should be wet with alcohol and
Few persons have ever seen Mr.
Sargent's portrait of Mme. Patti. She
never liked it, and it is hidden awa;
in some disased corner of her castle at
Dublin, Ireland, has a new paper
called "To-dav's Woman." It is ed
ited and written by a group of talent
ed women, many of whom are univer
Queen Victoria, like many women,
is a good judge of character, being
able to tell much about a person from
the single piercing glance which she
gives each stranger.
The Empress of Japan is getting
more and more Europc.,n in her ideas,
and has for some past entirely di,
carded. the National dress in favor of
costumes mad- for her in Paris.
According tB the London Fig-ro the
only woman in England to be admired
by the Shazada of Afghanistan Nvas an
American, Irs. George N. Curzon,
formerly Miss Leiter, of Chicago.
M1rs. Eleanor Sedgwick, dean of
Newnhamn, England's famous college
for women, is a sister of First Lord of
the Treasury Balfour, and famous as
one of the best mathematicians in
A prize of two dollars' worth of i-e
cream tickets for the first woman who
will rile a bicycle in bloomer costume
around the public square in the even
ing is offered by the Times of Clay
MIiss Alice Ireland, of New York,
has graduated as a dentist. She
claims to be the first woman to prac
tice dentistry in Gotham, although
there are others in various parts of
Mrs. Arthur Stannard, better knowa
as John Strange Winter, claims that
the Writers' Club, of which she has
been President since its organizatiou
in 189~2, was the first women's press
club in the world.
Tfhe Privy Council of Holland are
begiuning to look around for a h us
band foir their lifteen-y ear-old Queecn
WXilhliu. She will not be allowed
to exercis~e mfuchI of her royal prerog
ative in the matter-.
White satin was tho principal ua
terial at the court ball at Euckinghamn
P4lace recently, as it has been for the
paist three seasous-satin shot with
gold, with pink: with silver and with
mother of-pearl tints.
Buttons are surely growing in favor,
and their size is certainly on the in
crease. They are becoming <1uite a
necessary accessory of a costume no0w
aulays, and seriously increase the c:e
pense of the garments.
M1iss MIeFee, of MIontreal. has jusi.
obtained the degree of Doctor ot Phi
losophy at Zurich. She is a graduate
of M31cGill University, anad studied phi-I
105opby at Cornell and1 under Pede-.
sor. Wuindl, of Leipzig.
2.Trs. Jehun Scott, ia womn' of remark
able intelligeuce aud str-an ;!h of char
acter. was a resident of Naishville
Tenn., for mnauy vears. er'b.1
wheu a yo'nug surzeein th r.'
armyv, was the friend~ rloia
A Mohammsi~iedani 'idow; of I?umbnv
rit-d Iiu a pilgri:umge to .'Oet
reently, takmng her jcwelry with ben~r
Afte-r ]lauding at Jeddahl sim wats
i"rtee1 to trarry a Tuarkishi coldier
whim she hail never seeni befr or d
I.h di-appenred in a couple of days
i bh aller loroper ty.
The headdress of the reign of (Jouis
XIV. were wonderfuliy reade. They
were f rameworks of wire, from two ti
four fcet high, divided into tiers ani
covered with1 bands of muslin, ribbons.
chenille, pearls, flowers andi aigrcttes
MIiss Lillian Chandhler leads an
orchestra in Boston, numbering forty-r.
tive women. Threse women have thor
oughly overcome the diflcoulty of the~
trombone. clarlonet and flute. anud
hope soon to be masters of the horn ,
trumpets and bassoons, which men are
Ueiw employed to pla1n
MIiss Adelaide IIasse, who has just
been selected by the Secretary of Ag
rieulturo for the position of chief of
thbe department of Governmnent docu
ment z, is an expert fencer-. She i
also ahs expert cyclist, and if she were
a main wouild CI-mLe under the classi"
cat ion of a "good fellow."
A Europeau~ lady. ivin;g in Japan ae
quir ed no fewer than '700 teapots ol
vir iou-s patterns and kinds. Another
Ilady had1 a hobby for collecting bon
:nb She made a rule never to p;art
vi' l one -he lha i ;vn.u tn-d, when she
de-t left behind ther a wouderful col
dly,~ ninety-fire per cent. of the
opals obtained are of no value.
The "old pine" in Dartmouth Col
lege Park is no more. It was 200
years old, and a landmark.
A man in Nevada has been cured of
indigestion by a shock of lightning,
sufficient to knock him over.
Joseph Dashman, of 'Utica, N. Y.,
is 10S years old, and undoubtedly the
oldest man in Northern New York.
In Towortih, England, is a chestnut
tree supposed t: be 10D0 vearG old.
The trunk is Jifty feet in circumfer
A man in Unionville, Mo., claims
hat saltpeter is an infallible cure for
snake bites, and cites personal expe
rience in support of his claim.
Mis. Joseph Layden, of Malden, W.
Va., has just given birth to her twen
ty-eighth child. She is fifty-five years
old and her husband is seventy.
A Pennsylvania inventor has pro
duced an explosive which in recent
tests proved five per cent. moro pow
erful than dynamite. It is 5afe from
cncusin qnd Orplodo with a fasi
Tho Emperor of AutOria, whilz ot
deor-8tlkiag ia the nelghborhaoi of
Ischl recetly, bagged to his own. gun
in a single morning seven atago, cne
of them having antlern with twelve
The Adams Express Company, by
bringing suit. against a Philadelphia
bank, has called attention to the com
mon custom of understating the value
of money packages to save express
The.King of Siam now has white
elephants, one of which is no larger
than a pony. They are taken daily
to the river for a bath. which is the
only exercise they have, uuiesi they
trtke part in some royal fuuetion.
Old Uncle Charley Boso, who lives
with his youngest boy, Isaiab, ou
Pond Creek, near Parkersburg, W.
Va., was born on a tiatboat ou tho
Ohio in 1IW9, and was in early life a
Kentucky hunter and Indian fighter.
A train on the Great Northern Rail
ay ran into a forest fire in the State
oi Washington the other day and was
stopped in the midst of tbe tire by a
blazing tree, which fell acro-s t:he
track. The heat was so great that the
coaches were blistered and almost
A marvelous thing is being done
near Boston, in consequence of th3
raising of the New York, New Haveu
and Hartford tracks. A factory build
ing 350 feet by 5) is being moved a
considerable ditance, in two section,
without disturbing or interrpating
work, which is done by electric pcw
er, except on the lower floor.
A11u11 Kee iln- Sho02s.
I have before me aipir of shoes;
one, save for the shapz of the foot
having destroyed th.:. stilt outlines of
newnes.s, looking a., if' it might hive
just left the store; the other shoe
looks as it even a tiamp might pass it
by with contemiipi. Yet t by are
One has been c.lean,-] the other has
not, is all the differenec; y et neither
has ever been "blacked:" the shoes
have never been? worn with ,ubber-,
vet when cleaned the leather is soft
and phiable as oine could wish; yet
with all the spick and spauuess they
are half worn out. How is it (lone?
Have three smuall, eeu cloths, a
basin of water. a botHle of cosmnoline.
vaseline. petroleuum juliy, or wvhatever
name von like to call ib. it is all the
same,~and a clean shoc polishiug or
The shoes should. be lvii ed as~ free
of mudI as possible before drying and
shoul be hknig in a warmi current or
air. say two or three )tet above a reg
iter 'or stove-pipe, no. un-.erneath
the kitchen range, whle:. the-. w4ill bei
'corced oin te and wet ned:.lrnedlb.
When U the ... r:ty dry w Ii
the mud staI.s ;iwn ajm .'
e sure to ge thb alj l itnr
hard with a r lo thu .1 1
with the brush, ling cariu bomit
the stitching and: arjuad toe -uw -
is best to do onlyv a part ait at time, say
UJnless or shoes. hav be1'".
suie-d and rotted by b)ad shou dress
ig they will look tlmtt' 'L 4 e i,...
Now r1.t>eosmnoliin' over'' tiiii t i" a
clau cloth an i rub it wellto in ; us it
liberally. for too litl w iol de
stroy the polih, while plenity.n of co
mnoliCe implroves it. Tn whole sno0
should he e:tretallyv dote, eve:n ;tton.
the buttons and1 but'ouih2le. and
piresto', you shoe nre so; t au-i p iabie,
black, and just p)01Hshe mi:to
look well ; will not stain yo under
lothes or lin.aers wiiu pUt04.Me
o,and a htti12 water wv: do~ ithe U::
Try it on3ce. qtna. you wlU:t
want to do it anyi other wayi.--tiila
Ausralia Sees P'rofit mn 1er Pla-gut.
TRbbits may yet saive the~ counttry.
The Secretary for Agriculture has re
ceived a letter fcomt Mr. I-:rry of the
te Agent-General's o!lice stating that
it is expectedl durinmg the comfing~ sea
son that the price of rabbits wil be
frot twenty c2nts to twenty-two) cenits
each. The charges for dlock dues
cartage and couunuission at Londono
are about two cents per rabbit, and to
Hull or any other matnufacturing pro
vincial cities about two cents extra.
He adds: "There is not the slightest
doubt tha. a very large trade mde.edn
is open to Tictorian rabbits in the
great manufacturing districts. such as
Leeds, Manchester and Sheffiel,
where all the members of a family
work at the mills, and therefore have
not much time to spare for cooking.
Rabbits can be easily cooked, and are
accordingly much favored by mill
workers, and it is no unusual thing
when rabbits arc cheap for them to
be the soie local meat food eaten by
the family during the week." He
trongly urges Vi:4orian shippers to
take a small p.rotit in order to assist in
pushing trade in rabbits in these (is
tricts.-Mebourno (Australia) Argus.
When an umbreila is wet the water
should be allowed to dirip over the
handle end, as it soon rots the ferrale,
where the material lie< thick when
3 'tuc HTawaija: 5.ta 1- ..' I..' ae
di-"ct to Ne %- ___ V-i: -. er.
tin fie ha callo.1l. Tf tit.t S o, ratil
snakes that I h;ve me mu has
b)een fleakP, fMr the-y ,:in r -
wIhen lying at full la th ntan I evc
wlheu wov,:. -is wel a in their cl
The rat:ler when traveiig, vIi cr
lakes aLd treans, and he swimas hv.
his head at.d his rattles raisd
above the water. The force r":
which a rattiesnake ean strike iz rr r)
that I onec teased one into striki;g r
a piece of belting at least i gutiero
an inch thick, and he sent his fanY
clear through it."-New York Sun,
THE INJURED IN BATTLFJ.
EXPERIENCE OF A SURGEOr DUR
ING THE CIVIL T.AR.
How Some Patients Behaved Under
the Knife-Different Degrees of
Nerve Displayed by Soldiers.
N old army surgeon says in
the Detroit Free Press: "I
well remember the first bat
. tie I witnessed and the first
operation I perforine. I do not hes
itato to Eav that I felt a littlo difi
dent, nor do I hriitat: to *.y that the
cold chill ran up and down my back
wbe the mini. balls whistled lose to
where the field hospital was esteah
lished. This was at the battle of the
first Ball Bun, when the Union forces i
had over 400 killed and more than
1000 wounded. One soldier in partic
ular I remember, for he was my flirst
patient. He was a perfect specimen
of manbood, broad chested, muscular
and well developed. A shell hal
struck him on the right arm just be
low the elbow, shattering the bones
and necessitating amputation. He was
laid on the bare earth-we had no op
erating table-and a sponge satarated
with ether pIlaced at his nostrils; but
he objected very enexgetically: 'No,
doctor,' said he, 'I won't be made in
sensible. Cut off the arm, if yon
must, but I want to see you do it.' Je
had his way. anid during the operation
he never uttered a muraiur or scar-ely
moved a muscle. When all .was ovet
he coolly thanked me and- said he
would go to the front again, with the
left arm, if he recovered, if the Gov
ernment needed him.
"It was an interesting study for me
to observe the difference in soldiers
when sulfering from wounds before
bei)g treated by the surgeon, and
while on the oper-ating table. Somio
were cool and seemingly iuiiifferent
to pain. while others would beg to be
made insensible, and often thosc who
were slightly hurt made more noise
than those that were fatally injured.
Two serious cases out of the many I
dealt with occur to me. I remember
them more realily, perhaps; because
they were Michigan men, with the
rank of Captain I belie-ve. You re
member the battle of Winchester,
September 19', 18SMY Yes?' Well, ou
the morning of the tight the cavalry
brigade to which I was attached made
an attempt to effect a crossing at
Burns's Ford, sonme miles below Win
chester. The hospital had beeni es
tablisihed in a little piece of woods on
the east side o,f the Opequan, near the
ford. Three times did the brigado try
to cross before success crowned their
efforts, the sharpshooters on the bluiu~
opposite being very hard. to dislodge.
In a short time the weun lea begatn to
conmc in, seome slhghtly and others se
verely hurt. AmIong the latter was
one of the oficers I have mentioned.
A sharpshooter's bullet had struck
him on tho point of the elbo-v. pass
ing u p and emecr;ing about three
inches from the shoulder, shatterin~ I
the bone in its pasi;e. It was a bed
wound. and ai di:liult one to deal
with,, thci airm havinig to be cut oK so
near the shIouler. H-owever, I dc
terminea to do the best I could, aud
soon the patient was ready for the
kifc. I anted to give him chloro
for.n, but he wouild have none of it.
Ue assured me that his nlerves were
good, and that he needed nothing to
help him beair the p:ain. I was afraid
of him, but at last concluded to let
him have his way. He was true to his
word. Duaring the entire operation
he never uttered a groan nor made
nu- mntimation that he suffered in th3
lest. This was the best exhibition of
erve I had ever seen inl my ai-my1
pracice, not excepting the one I have
"The othber o'tilcer ali".ded to was o
a different type, int not a whit less
brave than his companion in arms,
He was broui:ht in later on with a
gunshot wound in his arm, which had
sattered the bone anal necessitated
amputation. When lie arrived at the
hospital he was struggling like a mad
man to release himself from the at
tedants who had placed him in the
ambulance. I saw~ at once2 that the
pain of his wound had made him
crazy, and. directing the attendant to
lay him on the op,erating table, I soon
hl hum under the influence of an an
e:hetic. Hie was very stubborn and
it required a good deal of chloroform
to quiet him, bat finally he sucumb,ed
and I cut off his arm. When he came
to his senses he scarcely seemed to
realize what had happened. He
looked at me, then at his arm, and
finally it came to him that his arm
had been amuputat d tad .he could
ight no more for many a day. With
' sudden bound he leaped from the
table, and seizing a carbine that was
lying on the ground near by, lhe start
ed on a run in the direction of the.
firing in front. He ran like a deer
for a short distance, when the pre
vious loss of blood told on him and he.
suddenly collapsed and fell to the
carth. He was picked up by the at
tendants, broughit back, placed in an
ambulance anid started on the way to
the rear. 'There's the difference be
tween two wounded men."
A London newspaper recently con
taed the following adv ertisetdent:
"Nine young bIdies want to rent eie
gant apartnmeut-: with co:ivenicnt
rooms for their bicyecs. Conditions
--neither eats nor men in . the ucigh
German wonmn singers. aiccordiog0
to Le Menestrei, have a hard lot aOs a
iule. When they find empldoymaent in
~ue of tie "venuty theatres they; r
e Pire t~ first .31 a month,i andife
'e sIiul reach $1'.:' a month .'or evr
vacncy there are thirty conservatory
irauates who upply. Th le concert
,iners arc still ,"urse oli.
The State of Arkansas is valued at
IWAYS OF RATTLESNAKES
CONXON YERRORS nREG.ArD1N
71.IP. FIGHTING A3ILITTEZ.
They can't Bite, But Kill by at
-on't Have to Coil Before -tric
" ODODY wts ever bitten .
a rattlesnake. Pua n]ob0
cver will be,'" said -a ia:i
iho has studied them. "An
th _()L re nIs the beSt that conld pu -
Sibiv be. A rattlesnake can't Iizn.
it iut likely that any creature 'hat
lin and is pruvidel with tecth : l
ja., hiu less power of bitin-. T:
a'-: J;ams are r:ot hinged. They nr
attached to each other by au es
eairtLia:. Thus the snake has no l1
er- " utcver in clozin2 OneJ:
ni en )tst i her, and if it attempted I
to f 1ct injury by bitiua, it coul1'L
Wo mucle s pierce the skin. Tie fan-;s
of a rattlesnake are driven into the
flsh lv P. stroke, not a bite, as IS well
ioson by the fact that punett-s are
Ide onlv by the arman:ent of thei
uippe:: jaw. The lower jaw has nol b
-ing to dc with the ach A inaa tri,
IU" R beat hliok into P log sa! e.t
repesentat;-n of the manne) in wi
the att1ale e bites. So wheneer
tuy o-e tolls you aboiat soime vine3
e!e being bitten by a rattlesnake, bet
him it isn't so. You'll win. It's an
impossibility for a rattlesnake to bite.
"But, although the rattlesnake can't
bite, if you're fooling around in a
country where he is spending the
summer, you want to keep your .ye
peeled. And there is one particular
thing you don't want to forget. Tt is
a common and widespread fallacy that
a rattlesnake is entirely harmless so
long as he is uncoiled. I believed that
once, and found out by t startling
persomal experience that it wasn't Lo.
It is true that when a rattlesnake is
stretched at full length, with the
muscles extended to the utmost, he
could not strike an inch fcr ward, but
from that position he can strikc back
ward his full length, and with light
ning-like velocity. One day I dropped
a big stone on the head of a big rattler
that lay in this position, crushing the
head, the stone lying partly on the
head. After gazing for some tiie at
the quivering reptile, so suddenly
taken from life, I stooGed down to re
move his rattles. I had ao sooner
touched his tail than Hs -.autilated
head flew back, and almost grazing
my cheek, struck the sleeve of my
coat just below the shoulder, where
both fangs were buried, pulling ont ol
the jaw and remaining in the sleeve as
the snake fell back to the ground.
They had not missed my check by
more than a hair's bre:Ith. With
precaution I have made that test of a
rattleshake's capacity of striking in
that way many times since then; and
the snake always struck. The instinct
is so strong in this reptile that I have
known a rattler, two hours after its
head was sevo J from its body, to
strike back fiercely with its bleeding
stump the instnt its ti11was touched.
"There is at least one case on record
where this belief that a rattlesnake
couldn't -strike uutil it was in coil
resulted fatally. The man was work
ing in his garden, when ho discovered
a rattlesnake lying with only its rattles
and two or three zuches of its tail
projecting from under the bottom rail
of the fence on the side next to him.
The moan, being unable to give the
snake a blow that would kill it while
it wvas in that position, t.h.ught he
would seize its rattles and pull it
quickly out into full view and kill it
with his hoe. IIe crept up and seized
the rattles, but had no sooner touched
them than the rattlesnake doubled
back over the rail and saak its fangs
in the hand that held its tai!. The
man killed the r,nako and hurried to
the house, where he died in a short
"But the typical position of the
tattlcsnake when intent on deadly a,
saiult is the coil. This is not always a
symmzetrical spiral, bt the boly is
nmassed in more or less regular folle
the muscles arc contracted, and the
reptile is literally an aniniato s;et.
spring. From this position the raxt
tIer can spring from one-half to two
thirds of his length. Uieforo the
stroke the mouth is opened wide, the
faings falling down from thie:r soecet
ini the upper jaw anId statndiing iircmly
in their position. The head is thrust
forward, the half coils below it being
straightened out to lengthen the neck
and to give power to the strike. The.re
is no preliminary motion. The sta'
is made with abrupt swiftneOSS that de
fie s epe of the victim. There is
but one strike. The sniake passes back
into its coil a-::in with the same swift
Iness that it threw itself out. As the
fanus euter the fiesh thieveuuom is1
yond the rattler's reach, the snake has
the power of squirting its venomn ini
jet.= which it canl da to a distauco of
four fecet or more. Dr;. WVeir Mitebell
had 'a narrow escape once. An iniv
monso diamond-back rattter he had ini
his collection th - -w i teaspoou ful of
its venjom in itu. way int the doctor's
face, from a distauc~e of four feet. ft
struck hint on theoforeheaid. Ifit h
tere:l his eyes, certainly blhnding him,.
and perhaps killing himt.
"'Sonmetimues a rattle nake loses~ ifs
faugs in the flesh of the objct. it
st:ikes, but that dces only temporary)
damnage to its deadly armory. Thero
are plenty of incipient fangs lyin.' in
the aew, only waiting for a chance
like that to come forward and be in
line for business. They grow very
fast, and in the course of two or three
days a rattlesnake that has lost its
faugs is refitted with abraud new pair.
This is a good thing to remember, for
it is t:he popular belief that a rattler'
is made harmless by extracti" its
venom fangs. The only way to ren
dler one of thbese reptiles harmless, be
sides killing it. is to apply re:1-ho
iron to the cavities left by the fags
This will destroy all the vitality of
these dangerous parts andi new faugsI
will not come in.
"The rattlesnake never pursues his
pray ; he waits. Hie will not go out
of his way to attack anythiinz. l~Ie
will invariably kcop (In his coamrso if
not cornered or teased. You may step
within four inches of a rattle-snake
and will no.t be disturbed by it if you
keep) right on your way. If youtstop,
the snake at on1ce will take it for a5
ebcallenge and hit you only too quc.
It is said, as if by authority, that the
Highest of all In Leze2ing Po
Ar rime xiinister' Body Guaid.
The World told somn tim a of!
the coat of chain m1ail which Co-;i,i
the Prliue Miniter of J11y. weari to
protect ]imnself against a stiiett- or
piptol in the handg of some woald-bo
assassin. An itaiina neonpaper has
recently publihel in detail the daily
expenso incurred by the Government
in guarding King Iumberre Minister
of State, which i probably the first
time that unpopularity has been meaq
ured by a pecuniary staudard.
According to this paper Ciispi's
person is watched over by two com
mi6soner( of .olice at 81.60 a day,
twenty-two "agentb" or detectires:. a
a little over iincty coat3 P day for
CaOb and two vice-brigadiers at .0!ty
ceuts e (one would suppose from
their titles that vicc-briga,Uers would
cost more). A carriage at $2.5') ASO
figures in the bill. The total, reduced
to American money, is $26.10 per day,
$9526.50 per year. This, however,
is only during the time when the
Prime Minister is in R ome. W);.en he
travele the expenses are three or four
times as great, which bring the annual
amount up to about S12,000.-New
C r.e ; Te ' -ier a-n:
The honoe hev as a lerc:rr cr M
. novel ide: whia 1r ., it
taken frm,in tle hive. a *ir i i
by micro-photograpLy is 1.4ti. t
its back and it is then throwFX i L1
air. After t little tr.aining t..
waid to p erorm Jis w,rk sat i ;a r I.
OE ' EN'O-J
Both the method and results when
Srup of rigs is taken; it is pleasaht
and refreshing to tho taste, and acts
genly yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
temn effectually, dispels coids, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
cnstipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
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ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
manv excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50
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gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. D)o not accept any
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Mrs. James Herring, living a few
raies fromni Lancaster, Ky., is the
p s-sor aofa fine full set-of artificial
ieel i, and in some way lost the lower
:~lae. After a diligent search she
c:netit to the conclusion that they could
,tot be fonud. Imagine her consterna
tion this moruing when she found the
ii teeth in the mouth of her
house dog. The dog had evidently
found them, and thinking them a good
thing, proceeded to appropriate them
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"Some people think when they see
the fire engines turn out to answer a
false alarn that it all amounts to noth
ing except a little inconvenience to
-the men and horses,"-said an attache
of the electrical bureau, "but in this'
they are mistakn. By close figuring
and taking every detail into consider
ation, we e6ti-nate that it costs the
city in the neigh'borhoolofSl3Oevery
ti"u the com-anies go out to answer
M1 airu. This is made up on the
wear aud tear (:n the inachines and
ti:c amount of coal used and other
mlinor details, to aay nothing of the
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K.ALI WORKS, 93 Nassau Street, New Yotk.
a man who devoted 25 years
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A POULTRY YARD AS A
N. BUSINESs. not as a pa.
t ime. As the living of him
- self and family depended
on it, he' Zave the subject
r-ach atterition as. only a
need of bread will comn
randl. and the result wa
~randr euccess. after he had
I ne::I much money and lost
h'undreds of valuable chick
.u n experimenting. WVhat
he' l"rned in all these years
~ ~' I~- emb1~od'ed in this book.
u Wb :e ed poat paid for
- tem h:ale onhow to etect
-and Cu:re Di'easec. how to
'* F--ed for Egg and also for
Ffir-n:n:. nhieh Fowls to
on'~ ~--. i tis subject.
Tl BUt. HOUSE.
---. mi! : r,d SI, N. Y.City.
)ut of sorts
ao wonder. Think of the cond
those poor women who have
Iclothes and clean house in
old-fashioned way. They're
tired, vexed, discouraged, out
of~ sots, with achino- backs.
hymust be out of
; the r wits. Whyw don't
the ue Pearline ? That
cvwpay cycry wnan who
s her a 1 strength
n hi're l coming
I c e r me Ss ame
n':: mired.s of
b --- omen who