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~THE OLD ARMOR MAKER.
LoWg Before the Civil War lie Wove Coats ol
Mail as a Side Line.
"About two years ago," said a Poy
dras street business mian, "there died
at the Charity Hospital an eccentrid
old German. who once upon a time fob
lowed the queerest trade in the world.
He was a maker of coats of mail. Long
before the war he had a little jowelry
shop on the north side of Canal street,
and the coat-of-mail business was a
sort of private sid- lne. The armor he
then made' was composed of small
links of very hard steel. woven to
gether so compactly that one could not
thrust even a pin through the inter
stices, and it was said that te ':oats
would turn either a knife or bulbllt.
They were fashioned something like a
sleeveless undershirt. and were intend
ed to be worn immediatAy beneath the
outside garment. In those days the
use of such devices was )opuIArly at
tributed to fellows who wanted to se
cure an unfair advanta e in dueling,
and the reputatilon of wearing one un
der any circumstances wa., fatal to a
reputation for courage. Consequently
the old German didn't go to any pains
to exploit his business. and his eus
tomers must have come to hiii through
many devious channels. I knew the
old chap quite well when I was a boy,
and I have often seen him putting the
mail fogether in his little back room.
He got the links from Germany and
they came in long single-strand chains.
which he fastened toge-ther with small
steel rings, thus building up a fabric
like knitting a stocking. The coats
were made over a wooden form,
shaped like a man's torso, and were
After the war broke out a good many
men boaght them openly, as a legiti
mate protection. and for a while the
old man had more business than he
could attend to.. I went into the army
and lost sight of him until some years
after peace was declared. When I en
rountered him one day, working as a
journeyman watchmaker, I asked at
once whether he made any more chain
armor, and he laughed and said it had
gone out of fashion. I believe, how
ever, that he used to still make a coat
now and then for some crank up to
the time of his death. Of late years
he quit active business and lived in
quiet retirement out near St. John's
bayou."-New Orleans Times - Demo
Cecil Rhodes says the British flag is
the richest asset in the world. Cecil
can't get over the habit of reducing
his patriotism to a commercial basis.
Is ha tiedfeeling-blood lacks vitality
and richness, and henco you feeLlkea lag
-gard alt day and can't get retted at night.
-Hood's Sarsaparilla will edre you because
the qa alities it
T needs ourishi, ogthen and sustain
the mn es, nerves a organs of the body.
It gives sweet, ref resb eep and imparts
new life and vigor to My 1ealon.
Tired Feoling--"I had that tird.eel
lng and headaches. Was more tired~fn
the morning than when I went to bed, and
my back paine.d me. Hood's Sarsaparilla
-and Hood's Pil1s have enred me andi made
me feel ten years younger." B. ScH EBLEIn,
274 Bushwlck Place, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Is the Hest Medicine Money Can B-ty. Pre
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Soothing Bath for Nervous Women.
The woman that suffer-s from ner
vous afflictions will find a bath of lime
lowers most soothing. The bran bath
* Is also restful after the strain of the
lay and can be made by putting bran
and starch in a bag and letting it soak
for a little while in hot water that is
afterward added to the bath. Some
times nervous trouble (can also be alle
viated by putting ammoni-1 in the bath;
one ounce should be used to a bucket
ful of water.
In a description of the compulsory
arbitration law of Newv Zealand
Henry D. Lloyd says that its comipul
- sion is three-fold.. It compels pub
licity. rererence to a disinterested ar
biter in case the disputants will not
arbitrate voluntartily, antd finally obed i
enee to the award of the arbitrating
THE HEAL.TH OF YOUNG WOMEN
Two of Them Helped by Mrs. Pinkham
-Read their Letters.
" DE AR This. PINKisA'1:-I am sixteen
years old and am troubled with my
monthly sickness. It is very irregular,
occurring only once in two or three
months. and also very painful. I also
suffer with cramps and once in a while
pain strikes me in the heart and I h ave
drowsy headachecs. if there~ is any thing
-you can do for me, I will gladly follow
your advice."' *
Cal., July 31,
" DEAR MBS.
After receiv- -
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I began the -
use of your reme- ,ij
dies, taking bothi
Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetale Com
pound and Blood Purifieri. I am now
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Your.medicine is the best that any suf
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Nervous and Dizzy
"DEAR Mas. ItaNAux :- wish to
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.po~ud.: I aered considnstly-from ter
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, They ail failed entirely.
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Compounnd.and tl-ree of Blood Purifier I
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forewhat yor-r remedies have done for
me."-Miss MA-rr.DA JENsEN, Box 48,
Og,.ejnnhnen Wi5. Ju.nea 10. 1A89Q.
NEW IDEA ABOUT RAIN.
PROOF THAT IT IS CAUSED BY
Enigmas of Nature Solved During Some
Remarkable Experiments at the Elmer
Gates Laboratory Near A ashington
Cyclones Artificially Reproduced.
The phenomena of the earth's rota
tion, of rainstorms, cyclones, water
spouts, thunder and lightning are be
ingartificially reproduced in the course
of some remarkable experiments at the
Elmer Gates Laboratory, at Chevy
Chase, near Washington.
Professor Gates, the famous physi
cist who directs this'fascinatiug work
shop, has long been conducting elabo
rate researches looking to the solution
of these enignias of nature. As a re
6ult of this labor he has deduced sonic
surprising theories which, in the opin
iou of many learned men, will effect a I
complete revolution in present meth
ods of weather foi-ecasting.
Many of these important discoveries
were made with the assistance of the
late H. A. Hazen, professor of meteor
ology at the United States Weather
Bureau, whose accidental death oc
curred a few weeks ago, just as the
work was drawing to a close.
The early experiments of the two
investigators were made for the pur
pose of ascertaining nature's method
of rainmaking. The most widely ac
cepted of theories hitherto offered in
explanation of this process assumes
that when moist air is carried from
one region above the earth to-another
which is colder, it undergoes conden
sation and vice versa. Professor Gates
and Professor Hazen both doubted
that heat and moisture were the sole
f sctors concerned in storm production.
Professor Gates had long believed that
electricity played the most important
role in weather-making, and he set
about to convince his ::ollaborator that
he was correct.
In the initial experiment a large
fluffy mass of fleece cotton was sus
pended from the ceiling of the labora
tory by a dry silk thread, and was
electrically charged by one pole of a
powerful static machine. The other
pole was connected with a similar
mass of cotton.
As the two tufts were being charged
they grew perceptibly larger. Brought
nearer, they grew smaller. When
sufficiently near or sufficien'tly charged
for a spark to pass between them, as
a lightning.flash passes between two
clouds, they twitched at the moment
The two tufts were afterward filled
with smoke puffed into them through
a tube. Some of this smoke was
ejected by each at the moment a spark
passed. When a certain distance
apart, the smoke left one of the masses
and proceeded in a straight line to the
other. Thus the electricity actually
carried the vapor from one to the
Then steam was injected into one
tuft and some of its moisture was
similarly conveyed to r,h0 intwior of
the. other, as proved by an instrument
for measuring humidity. It was
noticed that although one piece of
cotton would increase in volume
when first charged with electricity, it
would begin to shrink as soon as 't
indaced an opposite charge in some
adjacent mass of matter.1
A volume of moisture-saturated air
- next enclosed in a rubber toy
balllaravnd1ed by a string. The
balloon swelled w ' charged,
but shrunk when in the pres
body charged with opposite electricity.
When a succession of sparks passed
into the balloon it appeared to take a
sudden expiration, then an inspira
tion immediaie'y -'ter ward.
These and otner experiments proved
to the satisfaction of the two invesii
gators that electrical conditions are
capable of increasing anid diminishing
the density of the air.
In a later experiment a moist cur
rent of air was charged with negative
electricity as it entered the laboratory
through an open window. A similar
current from another source was
charged with positive electricity. At
a distance between the two inlets and
where the two currents mingled a
list was seen to form. It was this
successful attempt at rainmaking in
doors which is believed to have solved
the problem as to how Dame Nature
herself aggregates the moisture of the
air into mists, rain or snow.
According to Professor Gates, if one
locality or cloud acquire a charge of
electricity, some adjacent locality or
cloud must acquire a charge of oppo
site electricity. Midway between these
two oppositely charged clouds or
regions of moist air there must be one
or more secondary regions where their
respective particles commingle. Those
of one being positive and those of the
other being negative they attract,
cohere and form raindrops. One
region may be a cloud or a vapor
charged air mass, and the other may
be another cloud or the earth. When
disturbances of the~ electric equilib
riumi of [the atmosphere occur differ
ences in density, pressure, tempera
ture and moisture result.
Returning to the cotton tufts, it was
discovered that when one was charged
with positive, the other with negative
electricity, and the former only was
saturated with smoke, injected into
its centre, the smoke escaped toward
the opposite tuft and assumed a coni
cal cloud-like shape, its particles trav
eling across the intervening space in
the form of a waterspout. This was
repeated many times.
By connecting one terminal of his
static machine with the bottom of a
saucer of water, pierced by a wire,
and by causing the other terminal to
approach the top of the water, Pro
fessor Gates produced a miniature
waterspout. As soon as the water
touched the upper terminal, it was
thrown laterally outward in a shower,
In a later rain-making experiment
the professor placed his datie machine
midway between the windows of his
laboratory while a moisture-laden
beeze was blowing through the room.
He suspended a mass of cottoii from
the ceiling by a piece of dry silk. On
the floor below he placed masses of
different substances having ground
connections. He charged the cotton
-serving as a cloud-with positive
electricity, and mist was seen to form
abut midway between it and the lower
conductor-serving as the earth
whieh was soon covered with moisture,
partcles. This proved to him that
the moisture nargiclee not onlv. aggre-.
gated into droplets, as a result of tha
process explained abont, but that therE
was an electric translation of nioisture
from the cotton cloud to the floor.
When asked how a complete thun
derstorm might be produced by such
artifice, Professor Gates replied that
this was done by maintaining a layer
of moist air in the top of a room, and
by charging this to a potential differ
ent from that of the floor below. I
charged to a sufficient height and with
sufficient quickness there would re
sult a sodden flash and discharge, ac
companied by a fall of rain upon the
Additional experiments, to which
Professor Gates gives particular
weight, were made in closer collabora
tion with Professor Hazen. Their
object was to more satisfactorily provo
that when two aerial localities are
charged with opposite electricities
there is a more rapid difiasion of
moisture from one to the other than
when they are not electrically charged.
They employed an oblong glass box
with wooden ends, into each of which
was fixed a multiplicity of copper
wires with points protruding inward.
The apparatus was placed upon an in
sulated stool in front of a static ma
ebine having a power of 450,001 volts
and capable of producing sparks
eighteen inches long. The box was
partitioned into halves by a sheet of
porous paper. One-half was filled
with dry and the other with wet air.
The wire points at the dry end were
harged with positive, those at the
moist with negative electricity. While
it ordinarily required from six to
twelve hours for the moisture to
escape through the porous partition
ind distribute itself equally through
the entire box, the charging of the
two ends caused a transference of the
moisture from the moist to the dry
end to take place in from eight to ten
minutes. The moisture was electri
ally carried from the positive to the
When the whole box was equally
alled with moisture, it was discovered
that more collected in the air sur
rounding the negative pole. Thus
it was ascertained that an electric
charge in the air will unequally dis
tribute the moisture already present
and perhaps uniform.-John Elfretb
Watkins, Jr., in Boston Transcript.
A Rumford Falls (Me.) veteran has
in his possession some of the hardtack
omposing the last rations dealt out
to him by Uncle Sam when in the ser
vice over thirty years ago. It is in
;ood state of preservation.
A curious plant is the "tooth-brush"
plant of Jamaica. It is a bpecies of
reeper, and has nothing particularly
striking about its appearance. By
cutting pieces of it to a suitable length
and fraying the ends, the natives con
vert it into a tooth-brush; and a tooth
powder to accompany the use of the
rush is also prepared by pulverizing
he dead stemn.
An operation was rect ntly p'erformed
t a hospital in Trenton, N. 3., for the
:emoval of a tumor from the cheek of
Landsford Blergen, the five-year-old
son of Edward Bergen, of Yardley,
Penn. - The swelling was about the
size of a hickory nut and was situated
inder the right eye. It begun about
wo years ago, when the child comn
lained of an itching and burning sen
~ation there. When the tumor was
emoved the doctors found a grain of
At a legislativ ea
the insane poor, a physician recalled
the fact that as late a.o 1839 the city
of Boston kept its pauper lunatics in
wooden cages, which rested on wheels
and were rolled out of the ahmshouse
on pleasant days, to give the wretches
a little air and sunshine. When a new
building was provided, the patients
were trundled into it in their cages.
But Doctor Butler, the wise and hu
mane superintendent, promptly set
them free from conditions which might
make a sane man crazy.
William MIcDonald's white hair is
turning black and his few decayed
stumps have fallen out in favor of a
brand new set of teeth. Some of his
neighbors in Alpena County, Mich.,
declare that the old pioneer must be
bewitched, and the doctors themselves
confess that he presents a freak of na
ture without parallel. Dentists in
particular are greatly wrought up over
the phenomenon of new teeth sprout
ing in the shrivelled gums of seventy
five years. They say that if MeDon
ald's example were followed extensive
ly it would be a blow to their profes
Of the forty-two catacombs now
known and christened, extending be
yond the gates of Rome, over an area
twenty by twelve miles, that of St.
Callistus is one of the largest and most
interesting. Its entrance is on the
Appian Way, about half an hour's
drive from the centre of the city, in a
vineyard close to the ruins of the an
ient church of St. Callistus. The
catacombs have for many years been
in the charge of monastic orders, and
many a ramble through St. Calisbus
was under the guidance of a Cistercian
friar, young, fresh-complexioned,
eneerful and humorous in his talk.
The catacomb are such a mighty maze,
yvith passages at four or five different
levels, crossing at all kinds of angles,
that to venture far into them alone
wod be almost an act of suicide.
-A Character Study.
Before Lord Roberts left Cape Town
he called into his office a certain Col
onel and charged him with a certain
mission. " Now," said the Chief,
'how soon can you put this through?
I know you'll do the best you can."
"Well," replied the Colonel, "I'll try
to do it in a fortnight." '"Well,?"
Lord Roberts repeated, "I know you
will do the very best you can," and
with a pleasant smile he dismissed
Outside the door he met Lord
Kitchener. "Well?" said Kitchener,
with business-like abruptness. "Oh,"
said the Colonel, "I have just seen
the Chief; he wants me to do so and
so." "WVhen are you going to get it
through?" "Well," said the Colonel,
"I promised to try to do it in a fort
night." "Now, Colonel," was Kitch
ener's retort, "if this is not done
within a week we shall- have to see
about sending y-ou home." And done
Clouds that move in a contrary di,
rection to that of the surface carrent
indicate a change of weather, becauso
tLey prove the existence of two air
enrrents, one warm and the other cold,
and the mingling of these frejuently
The injury to soil from flooding by
a high tide is variously estimated to
last for five to twenty years. A lat3
investigation in Essex, England,
showed that the soil was left with two
per cent. salt mostly to the completo
destruction of earthworms.
An epidemic of typhoid fever has
recently been ' aced to the use of
celery grown on some sewage fertil
ized ground. As it occurred in an in
stitution it was very easy to trace the
cause. Owing to the peculiar nature
of the stems it is very easy for them
to become saturated with fertilizing
The ordinary hydrometer is a ver
tical float, with a scale to miasure the
depth to which it sinks and the corre
sponding density oT'the liquid. A
new instrument measures the density
by the inclination of a float, and as
the readings are not affected by capil
larity, it is much more accurate than
the common form, afid is capable of
John Murray recently summed up
the latest discoveries concerning the
ocean. The deep sea, he says, is a
region of darkness, as well as of low
temperature, becdise the rays of the
sun are wholly absorbed by the super
ficial layers of water. Plant life is
absent, but animal life is abundant in
those night-haunted depths. The
Majcrity of the deep-sea animals live
by eating mud and by catching the
ininute particles of organic matter
which descend from above. Many of
the mud-eating animals are of gigantic
size compara. Aith their allizs in
shallower waters; but thej are the
prey of rapacious enemies armed with
peeuliar piehensile. organs. Some
deep-sea fishes are b!ind while others
have very large eyes. Phosphorescent.1
light plays an important role in tw
great deeps. Sometimes the ani mals
are farnished with phosphoresent
organs which recall the use of bull's'
The Australian insect fauna is esti
inated at 10,000 species, but it is be
lieved that the actual number is con
iderably greater. Of these the great
est variety is to be found in New
'or th Wales, the scientifie collections
orme( in Sydney and elsewhere being
pf singular attractiveness and in-'
terest. In the vicinity ot streams may
be found large and beautiful dragon
flies, often'of considerable size; while
every where during.the warmer months
of the year the ceaseless hum of the
cigale reminds the traveler of a simiilar
insect experience in Italy. Native
honey bees are plentiful in many
places and are easily recognizable by
their small size, being little larger
than the common house fly. Mos
quitoes are practically unkb'wn in the
dry intenom but their place is taken.
*by the sand fly, an eq a ylia's:
chievous insect. There a -spiders of
all sizes, a few being p sonous, but
their webs a y of a most
faciful ch . The splendid ap
pearance f some of the butterflies
rivals at of the most gorgeous in
sects und in South American forests,
Loogng After Its Soldiers.
A young a~ry officer, who has seen
service on the ArizouagJgins and on
the Maine coast, an Lwho-fs now in
Cuba, tells two stories out of his own
experience, to show the accuracy with
wich the War Department follows the
movements of officers.
"I was with a small scouting party
in Arizona," he says, "and after two
weeks in the desert my squad came to
the railroad near a small station.
Within ten minutes a dispatch from
Washington wa~s brought to me by
the station agent. It asked if I wished
to be transferred to one of the two
new artillery regiments then forming.
"I answered by telegraph that I
should be glad to enter either of
them. Then we set off again across
"It was six days later when we
again struck the railroad, this time
eighty miles from the point at which
we had previously crossed it. But
my reply from the department was
awaitingme. It had been telegraphed:
to every station within two hundred
"A more striking instance of accur
ay occurred after my transfer to the
East. I was traveling home on leave,
and as the regulations require, I had
Dotified the department of the day,
hour and probable route of my jour
ney. Alter I had been on the train
for eight hours. at a small station the
porter entered with a telegram, ask
in if any one of my name was pres
ent. On opening the dispatch, I
found that it was from 'The adjutant
general's office, ordering me on de
"Exactness of detail could not be
carried much farther. The depart
ment knew the whereabouts of an in
significant second lieutenant, even
when he is traveling on leave of ab
Flapping of an Insect's Wings.
The slow flapping of a butterfly's
wings, according to Sir John Lub
bock, produces no sound, but when
the movements are rapid a noise is
produced, which increases in shrill
ness with the number of vibrations.
Thus the house fly, which produces
the sound F, vibrates it wings 21,320
times a minute, and the bee. which
makes a sound of A, as many as 26,
400 times. Professor Narey, the nat
uralist, has succeeded by a delicate
mechanism in confirming these num
bers graphically. He fixed a fly so
that the tip of the wing just touched
a cylinder which was moved by clock
Cut Both Ways.
In an interval in the drilling one of
the volunteers belonging to 'a crack
regiment stepped out from the ranks
to light~a cigar from that of his officer.
The latter took this evidence of the
democratic spirit of freedom in good
part, but said by way of a hint: "In
the regular army you couldn't h'ave
done this to an officer, Brown."
"Right you are," responded the
private, "but in the regular army you
-mn1d nnt he an Officer."
Where-Eugene Passes Her Time.
Thc Empress Eugenie's home in
Engh:nd. Farnboro!gl Hill Mansi3on.
is a eh:aring place half way betveen
t!he Royal 1ilia1ry School at Sa;ndhurst
a:1 the faminouts (-;11mTp at AIlrshot.
Clos-e to the house is the church of St.
Michal, built lby EugFenie as a nvmo
rkil chapel to her husbiand. and in the
crypt is also placed the tomb of the
During the winter the Empress
pasos much of her time at her lovely
V!lla Cyranos, at Cap 'Martin. one of
earth's chosen spots near Nice. From
here she may cruise at will upon the
Mlediterranean in lir yacht. She then
goes to Paris. the scene of her greatest
triumph and saddest hunmilia tiots, to
consult her physician before returning
Shorn by fat.- of the crown that Na
poleon proudly placed upon her exqui
site brow, she is crowned anew by the
superbly white hair of beautiful old.
age, and set apart. to' the e'nd. as one I
of nature's queens.-Ledger Monthly.
Tetter and Eezema.
"What will you charge me for 1
dozen boxes Tetterine? I know it to
be a splendid remedy for the cure of
Tetter and Eczema. I would like to
keep it for sale. Mrs. Emma Plum
mer, Waynesboro, Miss." If your
druggist don't keep it, send 50c. to J.
T. Shuptrine, Savannah, Ga.,for a box.
An indication of some of the impor
tant industrial effects which may be
expected to folow the opening up of I
China. is given in recent reports con
cerning the Chinese tree called I!e "tu
ehung." Both i' reach and English
botanists assert that this tree contains
a valuable substance resembling rub
her. or gutta-percha. Mr. Weiss, of
Owens College. believes that the sub
stance is a true caoutchouc. and that
the tree will become of great economic
Nell-"I hear yotr've left your new
job in the hair-dressing establish
ment." Belle-"Yes; I was afread
I'd dye an old maid."
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powder for the feet. It makes tight or
new shoes feelpasy. Cures Corns, Bunions.
Swollen, Hot, Smarting and Sweating Fees
and Ingrowing Nails. Sold by ailldruggists
and shoe stores, 25 cts. Sample sent FREE.
Address Allen S. Olinsted, LeRoy, N. Y.
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heard that people who don't pay their
bilis prefer soda water 'because it's
Nearly every one needs a go
that will remove impurities fr
digestion, and bring back the
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"The only Sarsaparilla made
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chemistry, and a gr
51.00 a bottle.
. "I arm perfectly confident that Ayer'
by taking them every fall and spring.
past twenty yeas."--Eva N. HAR, I
Crowding the I'rofesslons.
Chicago. too, notices the crowding
in the professions, not as something
new, bunt as becoming intensified. It
is estimated that out of a total of
4000 lawyers in Chicago 500 are
handling the litigation of the city and
aly a'out 200 are making $3,000 or
over each year. The passing of the
national bankrupt cy act. It is claimed,
cut off a large and profitable source of
revenue for lawvyers. While the legi
timate business of the courts has not
shown any marked Increase, the influx
of lawyers from the country has been
steady and utninterrupted, and the
stream of Blackstonians has been
yearly augmen ted by heavy contri
butions from tihe colleges and univer
sities. Of dloetors the number In Chi
cago is estimated -at 4.000. If the
city had1 a poplahtionl of 2.000,000 this
would give a physician to every 500
inhnbitants, which means t hat there
are four or five times as many physi
2ians gs are needed.
That's the way s
because the profi
heap Bugg off
at only a doilar c
SSee our Agent or writs direct
To Care a Cold In One Day.
Take LAXATIvE BRoMO QUININE TiBLET3.
All druwgists refund the money if it fails to
,ure. E. W. GRovE's signature on each box,
'1he girl who dosen't wish to see callers
must expelt to be found out.
Band Contests, Prize Drills, Dress Parades,
Sham Battles. Take the children and
randchildren to the 20th of May Celebra
tion at Charlotte. N. C., by the Seaboard
ir Line, May 22-23-24-25th.
The trees are turning over new
Carter's Ink Is the Best Ink
made, but no dearer than the poorest. Has
the largest sale of any iLk in the world.
One kind of financial embarrassment is
when a man lis so much money he docmn't
know what to do with it.
The Best Prescription for Chills
and Fever is a bottle of GRovE's TASrELEss
CUILL Toaic. It is h:mple iron and quinine in
a tasteless form. No cure-no pay. Price 25c.
The pick pocket sometimes follows his voca
tion just to keep his hand in.
Grand Bills and public addresses.. Open
air concerts all the time. Thousands will be
in Charlotte, N. C. during the 20th df May
Gala Week, May 22-23-24-25th. Take the
Seaboard Air Line.
Doctors are mourning the demise of
the grip season.
Each package of PCTNAX FADELESs DYE
colors more goods than any other dye and
colors them better too. Sold by all
Eve may have had her troubles.but Adam
never brought his friends home to dinner
Reel Races, Hook and Ladder contests,
bursts of speed by trained horses, athletic
contests of all kinds; base ball, foot' races,
tests of strength, for valuable prizes. Fan
tastic parade of the Flks. Every Lodge In
the State will be in line in fancy costume.
Riding Camels, Riding Oxen. Riding Mules,
d'iring the 20th of May Gala Week at Char
lotte, N. C., provided you take the Seaboard
Mrs. WInslow's Soothing Syrup for children
I eething, softens the gums, reduces infIamuna
tion, allays pain. cures wind colic, s5c.a bottle.
There will be $1,000.00 in prizes for Fire
men's contests at the 20th of May Gala Week
in Charlotte. Take the Seaboard Air Line.
I do not believe Piso's Cure for Consumption
hss an equal for coughs and colds.-JON, F.
PoYER, Trinity Springs, Ind., Feb. 15, 1900.
One fare for the round-trip by the Sea
board Air Line to the 20th of May Gala Week
J. C. Simpson, Marquess, W. Va., says:
"Hall's Catarrh Cure cured me of a very bad
case of catarrh." Druggists sell it. 75c.
Four days of Pageant, Panorama and Pa
triotism during the 20th of May Gala Week
at Charlotte. May 22-23-24-25th. Take the
Seaboard Air Line.
the children this spr I
aining a good deal of 11ead
can't study as well-as usual,
all the time? And how is it
with yourself Is your
trength slipping away? Do you
ble easily, are your nerves all
g, do you feel dull and sleepy.
'o lost all ambition'7
od spring medicine: a medicine
othe system, strengthen the
old force and vigor to the
[Ia is just suck a medicine: a
choicest and most valuable in
rately and carefully made, and
is perfect in every way.
ider The personal supervision of
in pharmacy, a graduate in
aduate in medicine."
SSarsaparilla and Pily have saved my life
I have kept them in the house for the
uffalo, N. Y., March 29, 1900.
Every blade of
Grass, every grain
of Corn, all Fruits
must have it. If
enough is supplied
you can count on a full crop
if too little, the growth will be
Send for our books telling all about composition of
fertilizers best adapted for all crops. They cost you
GERM.N KA LI WORKS,93 Nassau St., New York.
! PUSH!! PJSH!!!
:edealers do ! Push cheap goods (
ts are large. Why let a man push a
o you when you can get the best b
r so more ? Do you ever think about5
and NARCOTIC DRUGS
THE KEELEY CURE,
CURES THEM. ^l*oc1tegdoth.l
Patients board and lodge in the Instittion,
Address or call at
THE KEELEY INSTITUTE,
I109 Plain Street, COLUrIBIA, S. C.
WITH THE LARGRST AND MOST
1ACIl NKRIY and MILL SUPPLIES,
AND ARE PREPABFD TO OFFER YOU
SPECIAL ADVANTAGES. OUR FACILI
TIES ARE SEt. OND TO NONE.
Complete Ginning Equipments,
Complete Power Equipmeqits,
A SPECIALTY. L
W. -q; GIBBES & CO.,
COLUMBIA. - S. C.
Would be a
Musiis an In-.
spiration -a tonic.
You expect to
buy an organ er
.ano rom time.
Why not now?
is trrniture -t
entertai n ment,
If you get oue of
o ram .makes repre-ent
ed by m".ae will
not afft . It
will be as good
live years from
now, as the day
you bought it.
-My Price isRigt.
ORGANS $35.00 UP.
PIANOS $175-00 UP
Wg Write for Catalogue and Terms.
Columbia, S. C.
FOR FACTORIES AND MILLS.
Engines; Corliss. Automatic, plain side
Boilers, Heaters, Pumps.
Saw Mills, from smdli Plantation Mills
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All kinds of Wood Working Mahinery.
Flour and Corn MillIng Machinery.
Complete Ginning SystemsLuamus,
Van Winkle and Thomas.
Engines, Boilers, Saws, Gins in Stock fot
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1)26 Maim St.
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for the Househl, a it
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rothe ta chn a termsich
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no sbituie claimed to be
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notwe wllsend a pi
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Money in Chickens
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