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Oa lb Haa of the Chicago Gnat Wat
cm Ballway la mi. Iowa, Mtaae-
x-Coogreannaa A. T. Ooodwyn.
BxCongressman A. T. Goodwyn,from
Alabama, writes the following letter:
ThePernna Medicine Ca, Columbus, O.:
Gentlemen "I have now used two bot
tles of Perana, and am a well man to
day. I comld feel the good effects of your
medicine before 1 had used it a week,
after offering' with catarrh for over a
year." Respectfully, A- T. Ooodwyn.
Catarrh in its various forms is rapidly
becoming a national curse. An un
doubted remedy has been discovered by
Dr. Hartman. This remedy has been
thoroaghly tested during the past forty
years. Prominent men have come to
know of its virtues and are making pub
lic ntterances on the subject. To save
the country we must save the people.
To save the people we must protect
them from disease. The disease that is
at once the most prevalent and stubborn
of cure is catarrh. Public men of all
parties recognize in Peruna a national
catarrh remedy of uneqaaled merit.
Send to Dr. Hartman, Columbus. Ohio,
for a free book on catarrh.
A woman's age is an imaginery quantity.
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Mat laclad lacattoaa far Msnaailtae,
Irsssassasrs. faraftara, grala
live stock barer, aeaarai mr-
caaaiiat, hardware, hsrasss, tailors,
coM atoraaje, creameries aad.eaaalag
factories. Write fally ia regard to
year reoafrements so that we may ad
vise yon Intelligently. Address W. J.
Read, Iadustrlal Agent, C. O. W. Ry.,
Ml Badieott buUdlag. 8L Paul, Miaa.
Conscience makes cowards of us all
unless we are lawyers.
YavsBsfer sals on easy terna. or exchaaae.lB la.,
.. Minn, or S. D. J. Slalaall, Sioax City. Iowa,
White characters quickly show the
PUTNAM FADELESS DYES do not
pot, streak or give your goods an un
evenly dyed appearance.
when his sense of
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AN IDEAL BREAKFAST FOOD.
Wheat-O, the new breakfast food, is
prepared by a scicntiic process that
removes all indigestible parts of the
wheat, but preserves all the phos
phates ia the grain, consequently it Is
an Ideal food for the building up of
muscle, brawn and brain. It is good
for healthy people and a godsend to
the tired and fagged dyspeptic. Get a
package from your grocer .and giro It a
trial. Tou will then use ao other.
Don't measure a well until you get
to the bottom.
JH-0, CBM KW DMMIt,
pleases all the family. Four flavors:
Lemon, Orange, Raspberry and Straw
berry. At your grocers. 10 cts. Try
A pair of scissors divides by uniting
and unites by dividing.
at Shall We Havw for Dsasart ?
This question arises in the family
every day. Let us answer it today.
Try Jell-O, a delicious and healthful
dessert. Prepared in two minutes. No
boiling! no baking! add boiling water
and set to cool. Flavors: Lemon,
Orange, Raspberry and Strawberry. At
your grocers. 10 cts.
Saints are not made by polishing
you nave a rumbling sound or im
inc. ana when iris entirely do:
Beefaass Caamec Be Cared
by local applications, as they cannot reach the
disttued portion of the ear. There ia only oae
way to cure deafness, and that is by consti
tutional remedies. Deameas is caused hv an
lnnaased condition of the mucus lining of the
Eustachian Tube.; When this tube is inflamed
the result, and unless the inflammation can h
taken oat and this tube restored to its normal
condition, hearing will be destroyed forever;
nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh,
which is nothing but an inflamed condition of
the mucus surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case
of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot
be cured by Hall's Catarrh Care. Send for
-. J. UHiSIMiS Y CO., TOledO, CL
Sold byDrurgists. 73c
Hall's Family Fills
are the best.
Close at Stead.
The day is long, and the day Is hard.
We are tired of the march and of keep
Tired of the sense of a light to be won,
Of days to live through and of work
to be done.
Tired of ourselves and of -being alone.
And all the while, did we only see.
We walk in the Lord's own company;
We fight, but 'tis He who nerves our
He turns the arrows which else might
And out of the storm He brings a
The work which we count so hard to
.He makes it easy, for He works, too;
The days that are long to live are His,
A bit of His bright eternities.
And close to our need His helping Is.
O eyes that were holden and blinded
And caught no glimpse of the guiding
0 deaf, deaf ears, which did not hear
The heavenly garment trailing near!
0 faithless heart, which dared to fear!
on. Consequently she was feared and
hated by the Incompetents and rascals
in all branches of the army.
FAEM AND GARDEN.
wm rjp-te-Date ariats Asms CeHtva-
mtam eff the San as Yields THawl
a laeUaae, VtUeeltaae aad Hart 1
The devil has a great reputation
but a very bad character.
A new coioay fa. burnish homes to tnoaaaads of
people, to locate la OtjJomt Territory, la now beta
organised by the founders of tbsOeorgUColooy, Mr.
. . u. r uhhu ui uMuauanms, inaiana, is oacKuur
t. t..ii.ii ,m bam. .... . n '1
uuviawwiHuua, BuwuaawwiBOK ansa
Good farmers wasted.
O ARFUELD TEA. the wonderful HERB MED
ICINE, created a revolution in the treatment of
many diseases; It showed that by purifying; the
blood permanent cures were easily effected
Garfield Tea is NATURE'S REMEDY.
A lost opportunity
never finds its
A rUroroaa growth and the original estor (treats
(he hair by Pabkbk's Hint Biuui.
Hixdkbcokx:, Um hast cars for eoraa. IScta.
bought dishonestly is a
A man never values a turkey for Its
it for the Bawds.
No matter what ails you, headache
to a cancer, you will never get well
until your bowels are put right.
CASCARETS help nature, cure you
without a gripe or pain, produce easy
natural movements, cost you just 10
cents to start getting your health back.
CASCARETS Candy Cathartic, the
genuine, put up in metal boxes, every
tablet has C. C- C. stamped on it Be
ware of imitations.
Dross hare their use, but don't store them in
your stomach. Beeman's Pepsin Gum aids the
natural forces to perform their functions.
Much that passes for
humor to its absurdity.
wit owes its
PIso's Cure for Consumption is an Infallible
medicine for coughs and colds. X. W. Samubx,
Ocean Grove. X. J.. Feb. 17. 1900.
A new dress lasts a long time after
it has been worn out.
ITS IVnnncn Jy CnrM. Ifoetiorim'rommeua.rtar
rut day's f In-. Kline's Great NVrrc Kctorcr.
Bead for FREK aS.OO trial bottle and tmulsa.
laVS. B. Kl-lltg, LM.,I ArhSt,llil.,llrIH.1fa
A thing is not necessarily true be
cause it is new.
When a man squints at crime he
sees another view of It that, does not
Carter's Ink has the endorsement of the
United States government and of all the lead
in? railroads. Want any more evidence?
God is so omnipotent that he can
not break his own good law.
Sudden and Severe
many of ns,
a sure care.
J THE PURE V J
Grain-O is not a stimulant, like
coffee. It is a .tonic and its effects
A successful substitute for coffee.
because it has the coffee flavor that
Lots of coffee substitutes in the
market but only one food drink
An grocers; 15c and Se.
DISCOTZBIES OF THE CUTirBT.
It is fortunate, since there are left ao ntw
lands to be discovered on this terrestrial
globe, that inventive man has turned his
mind to more useful things. 8o we have
steam, electricity and many other advan
tages not enjoyed by oar forefathers.
Medicine, too, has made great strides; for
even man's o'.d enemy. Rheumatism, has
at last f ' un 1 its master in Swan son's
"5 Drope. 'i he suc-ess of this truly mar
velous specific for Rheumatism has been as
tonishing and never eqonled in the annals
of medic ne. It gives instant relief, kills
germs, pre ents disease and rositivelv
cures all f o mi of chronic and acute Rhea
natlsm. Sciatic and Neuralgia. It is
also used with uufail ing effect in all Nervosa
Affections of every description, Catarrh,
Cromp. Bronchitis, Stomach, Liver
and Kldaey Troubles, La Grippe, Ma
laria, Creeping Nambnesa and kin
Swanson's "5 Drope" is sold by agents
and by the Swanson Rheumatic Cure Co.,
164 Lake street Chicago, HI. In soma
places the druggists are agents. If the
remedy is not obtainable in your towa,
order direct of the manufacturers. Large
size bottles (900 doses) 11.00, prepaid by
express or mall. Trial bottle will be pent
on receipt cf 25 cents. Agents wanted in
new territory. Write now.
A Gould ralace.
Another magnificent New York res
idence will soon take shape in "Mil
lionaires' Row," Fifth avenue. Mrs.
Howard Gould has approved Mm plans
for her $750,000 palace, which Ip ex
pected to be one of the finest along
that exclusive thoroughfare. Mrs.
Gould supervised there to please her
self, and, having her own ideas as to
just how a 1750,000 house should be
built, gave the architect his orders ac
cordingly. Dr. Parker to Retire.
Rev. Dr. Joseph Parker, the famous
London preacher, who has announced
his intention of reining from the min
istry, was the son of a stonecutter. He
is 71 years old, ar..i got his D. D. ,ie
gree from the Tpivcrsity of Chicago.
A short time ago he made a seusntioc
by declaring that "the .stage ?annot
be put down. It -responds to an in
stinct which is inerad'cable."
If a man has short legs they can't
be-long to him.
-xwo jea r i in unt One Pair of Sole J
in Mtddlesboro, Ky., there are two
men who wear the same pair ct shoes
at the same time. One his right foot
on, wniie tne other is minus his left
They wear the same size shoe and
make it a point to buy together and
only have to get one pair. By this
method they are able to get their foot
wear at half price, as they divide the
At Boise, Idaho, the Idaho Soldiers'
Home was destroyed by fire, entailing
a loss of $40,000. There were 800 in
mates. Thomas Hayes, an inmate, per
ished, having been suffocated in his
Any coward can fight with the
mighty hut It takes a strong man to
side with the weak.
The average politcal orator of today
wuuiu not. recognize nis own
I " ffywitoff at BsafattLtssal
SBasatsBa -FcSss. taste aaaBsi
t.aaaaTas raya nllran aal lasiiailliwiasiLlaTrT
A girl probably wants to give a
man the slip when she gives him an
A good face Is a letter of recom
mendation, as a good heart Is a letter
Many wish that the trm mav k
felled who hope to gather chips by
A long face is very apt to be in
partnership with a long conscience.
The United States produces $1,145
OOw.eee, or more than one-third.
The mirror of a pretty alrl casta
great many reflections.
" - wiwv sanaas njsvea.
ireaat for war ta
A spaa i
Time is money with rha ,tnn.j
jing bank official.
ttaiaef psaee. Proeara a sea
am bafore yoar h-.-as cetslcfc.
win keep taesa la good health.
OOKoe no Diseases aad tkri
t. AtaaMa sasmaia ASdrass tl
a, a s. nth MTosMha. ash.
Best policy is
sosaetiatas bad; prin-
Physic is a poor substitute for exercise.
American Women la Battle.
Some of the women who followed
the armies of the Union during the
civil war, says a veteran, did more
than wait on the wounded in field and
hospital. In one case that came under
my observation a woman, Annie Eth
crldge, actually rallied the men of the
regiment to which she was attached
and helped to win a battle. Annie
Etherldge was born in Michigan, but
spent most of her childhood in Wis
consin. When the war broke out she
was visiting in Detroit, and at once
volunteered to go to -the front with
the Second Michigan as regimental
nurse. Soon she was transferred to
the Third Michigan, and when Its
three years' term of enlistment was
over she, with the re-enlisted veterans,
joined the Fifth Michigan. Between
her and the soldiers there sprang up a
degree of affection which was touch
ing. It was her custom to follow "her
boys" into battle and on the field be
fore the fighting was over to admin
ister to the more severely wounded.
At Chancellorsville she was riding
over the field and found in one corner
a regiment that was beginning to re
treat She appealed to them not to go
back, and finally shamed them Into
obedience by actually seizing the flag
and leading them into action.
The most sensational part played by
a woman in the civil war was that of
Mme. Velasquez, a pretty young south
ern woman of Spanish descent, who
disguised herself as a man and for
many months served as a lieutenant
in the Confederate army under the
name of Lieut. Harry Buford. In this
capacity she took part in several bat
tles, leading her men with great fear
lessness and skill and winning the
compliments of her superior officers
for gallantry on the field of battle. In
the latter part of the war she was
made an agent of the Confederate se
cret service, and in various disguises
spent months in the north, traveling
repeatedly from New York, to Chicago,
Philadelphia and other cities. At one
time she even succeeded in getting em
ployment under the head of the Unit
ed States secret service in New York
city, and in that position was able to
secure information of great value to
the Confederacy. At the battle of
Ball's Bluff she was In command of
a regiment, and the men under her
charge captured more than a hundred
Federal prisoners. It was the scene of
bloodshed of which she was forced to
be a witness here that finally led her
to give up active service in the army,
and go into the secret service,
which, while quite as dangerous, did
not lead her constantly into the pres
ence of wounded and dying men. Dur
ing the whole of her service she was
never wounded, though it is said that
she often took greater chances than
The famous nurse of the war wa
Mother Bickerdyke, who devoted her
self to the care of the private soldiers,
always declaring that the officers had
plenty of friends to look after them.
So among the rank and file in the
hospitals she became known as "Moth
er" Bickerdyke, and she was more
than a mother to hundreds. When the
war broke out she was a widow, 40
years old, but strong and robust in
health, as she needed to be for the
work "before her. When Sumter was
fired on she was working as a house
keeper In the family of a gentleman in
Cleveland. O. Almost immediately she
gave up her place and began her work
for the soldiers. There were two
sides to her character. On one side
she was the sternest and most implac
able of women; on the other she was
as gentle and tender as a child. Ev
erything she did was for the interest
of her "boys." If the hospital surgeons
did not do their work properly, or
seemed to slight the private soldiers
In any way, "Mother" Bickerdyke
would send in a report which often re
sulted In the dismissal of the offender.
It was the same way with army con
tractors. If the supplies furnished
were not In good order, or were not
promptly delivered it was certain that
"Mother" Bickerdyke would never rest
until she had seen the dilinquent pun
ished. Irr addition to everythingelse she was
a great organizer. After thn battle nt
Perryville the supplies of the surgeons
were exhausted and there seemed to be
no way to supply the demand. But
"Mother" Bickerdyke was equal to the
emergency. She organized a company
of colored women who had escaped
from their masters and set them to
work picking up blankets and scraps
or clothing from the battlefield. Then
she had all the material so gathered
carefully washed and dried, and finally
supplied not only plenty of dressing,
but actually fitted out a large body of
men with practically new. or at least
clean outfits of clothing. -r
It Is said that nobody in the army
had as much influence with either Gen.
Grant or Gen. Sherman as "Mother"
Bickerdyke. They had come to know
of her courage and devotion to the
men and had frtnnd Tiv Invastlmflnn
J that her word could be depended up-
Iadbufes Set Pace far Modern Warfare.
Anybody who knows anything at all
about modern fighting knows that the
North American Indian is the man
who sets the pace. First the Ameri
can frontiersmen studied his ways and
adopted his tactics and the soldiers
took It up. Baden-Powell, so the
plucky little South African general
confesses, first read about American
scouts and then took lessons from
their teachers, the Indians themselves.
But now there is a slip in the chain,
and France is studying the Indian
without going to the trouble of first
ascertaining what the best scout in
the world, the American soldler.thlnks
about it France is trying the "flexi
con march." "Never get the leg
straight," are the French instructions.
"Keep the back straight, but bent for
ward. Do not throw the shoulders
either back or up." That is about the
way an Indian walks, so Capt Uline,
of the Twentieth Infantry, confesses.
but, he goes on, he never heard of the
trick being tried by military. "I can
not discuss the merits of the 'Heli
con, " the captain said, "because I am
not familiar with it From the de
scription it is just about the way the
Indian walks. His knee is never
'locked.' or thrust back, so as to have
the leg quite straight The Indian
never uses the heel to the exclusion of
the ball of the foot, but puts the sole
down all at once. Not all Indians are
footmen. I could name half a dozen
tribes which to my personal knowl
edge go mounted always and almost
everywhere, even about their camp.
The flexicon movement the French ex
perimentalists are said to be tinkering
with and copying from our Indians is
about the movement a soldier gets
when he Is fatigues. I am not pre
pared to criticise It" An English
army officer, a subaltern, here with the
horse buyers, said concerning the new"
movement: "The French are the
greatest bunglers in the world. They
get the wildest notions, 'fads' I ought
to call them, in their pates. I remem
ber once they decided to dress every
man in Madagascar in red flannel un
derclothing. Every man In the place
got skin disease. Then they went In
for natural wool -and the men got
worse. They admitted red Irritated
the skin and then found that natural
wool, being already charged with oil,
could take no more, so was worthless
for absorbing perspiration. Now they
are fiddling with the flexicon move
ment evidently trying to step ahead
of the United States in following the
Indian, and overlooking the work the
Indian does when he goes on what we
call his 'dog trot,' scouting, they pro
pose to imitate his walk." Philadelphia-
Uentenant Gillmore's Spanish Friend.
There was a time, not so very long
ago, when talk of "Spainsh chivalry"
tended to provoke derision; but the
phrase seems to mean something when
one reads this charming incident, re
lated by the Washington correspond
ent of the New York Tribune. While
imprisoned by the Filipinos, Lieuten
ant Gillmore and his men were at
one time thrown into an old barrack
with .a party of Spanish prisoners, In
cluding a major-general. This officer
in some way obtained money, which
he divided among his men, and with
great generosity sent fifty Mexican
dollars to Lieutenant Gillmore, asking
him to accept them with his compli
ments. Lieutenant Gillmore made the
condition that it should be considered
as a loan. To thiB the Spanish general
graciously assented, and Gillmore used
the money to buy shoes and clothing
for his men, things which they sadly
needed, for they were almost naked.
After his rescue Gillmore learned that
the Spanish general, who had also es
caped from the Filipinos, was in the
city of Manila, and he offered to repay
him the loan. The general was indig
nant and refused to accept the money.
When Gillmore reminded him of the
agreement, he smiled and said that he
had consented to it only because he
feared the Americans would not accept
the money otherwise. Gillmore told
the story among the other naval offic
ers at Manila, who passed around a
paper and collected a handsome sum,
which was expended in the purchase
of the most appropriate and expensive
piece of silver that could be found in
the city. This was engraved with a
brief statement of the facts In the case,
and presented to the Spanish general,
with appropriate ceremonies, as a
token of gratitude and admiration
from the navy of the United States.
Then he was invited to a reception
upon the flagship, where every office
in the fleet who could be spared wel
comed him and thanked him in person
for his kindness to Gillmore and his
Charles A. Mooers, chemist of the
Tennessee Agricultural College, says:
The average Tennessee farmer should
not hope permanently to increase or
vaa to maintain the fertility of his
land by means of commercial fertiliz
ers alone. By this Is meant that their
continued use will be without profit
able returns unless aided either by lib
eral manures from some crop like
cowpeas or clover. To, use only min
eral fertilizers, such as aold phosphate
or add phosphate and potash, on very
poor land, -is almost money thrown
away. The average so-called complete
or ammonlated fertilizer is little if any
better. The reason for all this Is that
the excess of the mineral elements ex
hausts the soil of its nitrogen and of
its partly decayed vegetable and ani
mal matter, or Humus, and this more
quickly than if no fertilizer were used.
The following considerations make
this subject plainer: The chemical an
alyses of our soils show that if we con
sider the total amounts of plant food
they contain, the nitrogen supply
would be consumed first next would
be phosphoric acid, 'and last of all pot
ash. If we consider the plant food in
the soil to' the depth of one foot and
it were possible to grow wheat year
after year at the rate of twenty bush
els to the acre, the average virgin soil
of this state would be entirely without
nitrogen in about eighty years. The
phosphoric acid would be sufficient for
176 years, while the potash would last
670 years. One bushel of wheat re
moves In grain and straw more nitro
gen, both In pounds and in money
value, than the other elements com
bined, as follows: 2.1 pounds of nitro
gen, worth at a low estimate 25 cents;
0.6 pounds of phosphoric acid, worth
2.4 cents; 0.9 pounds of potash, worth
4 cents. To furnish this amount of
nitrogen, one hundred pounds of the
average complete fertilizer would be
necessary, which would supply enough
available phosohorlc acid for fifteen
bushels and enough potash for" two
would cost, at retail prices, about 95
cents; if home-mixed, about 60 cents.
It Is evident, therefore, that the com
plete fertilizer can not be .used 1y .it
self to build up worn lands,, or even
to maintain those already in fair con
dition. It is still more evident that
tne mineral fertilizers without "nitro
gen will fall even further short of this
The problem of improving our soils
most profitably will be solved In most
Instances by the judicious use of min
eral fertilisers, accompanied by stable
maaure and the growing of cowpeas,
clover, or .the like. The mistake must
not be made of mowing these crops for
hay and not returning the manure,
under the wrong impression that the
roots eentain" the most of the plant
food. Approximately one-fifth of the
total nitrogen may be considered as
left In the roots, stubble, etc. A care
fully selected rotation of crops, in
which cowpeas play a prominent part,
is the first essential to the bettering of
worn lands. Peas without mineral fer
tilisers will improve for years to come
much of our land that Is beginning to
run down; particularly that which was
naturally strongest and best, such as
our alluvial soils and our clayey lime
stone soils, which are richly supplied
with mineral elements.
This is aaotaer reason why it
pays to keep right oa raWag oaes owa
cattle. Nearly every famer who has
doae so la less svhjected to lasaelat
embarraassneat because he Is mere
able to Make accurate calcalatloaa of
his tacoase. Than, again, some stoek
ralsera talak there is always aaoaay
to ha made ia full-feeding, when It
very freaaeatly aappeas that the steers
fall-fed would have aetted the owaer
more clear cash if they had beea sold
of of grass. It Is now apparently most
profitable here to sell steers between
two aad three years old, whether full
fed or sold off grass. Usually' four or
five times as much pork as beef can
be produced with the same amount ot
corn, and this should be taken into ac
count in an Intelligent comparison
with beef production in its most eco
nomic sense. Usually well bred cattle
make the most gain, and sell for a
higher price than scrubs.
THE TURN OF LIFE.
The Most Important Period in a
Woman's Existence. Mrs. John
son Tells How She Was Helped
Over the Trying Time.
Soldiers Drlak Impare Water.
One great difficulty with which our
troops and marines in China is con
fronted is the drinking-water ques
tion. The surface water, and there is
no other kind in China, is highly dan
gerous, and the natives never make
use of water from any source with
out first boiling it, says the Army and
Navy Journal. In this way the health
of troops in the field may be maintain
ed In no other way. One of the im
mediate results of the present difficul
ties in China will be the enlargement
of Chefoo as a port of entry. Lying as
it does but a short distance from the
mouth of the Pei-Ho river. Cheefoo
will, for a long time to come, possess
an importance second only to Shang
hai. Fortunately for our vessels abroad
the sanitary conditions thus far have
been very good and no symptoms of
an outbreak of any of the diseases pe
culiar to China, Japan and the Philip
pines have yet made their appearance.
This is the more a cause of congratu-.
lation, because even if an epidemic
were to break out the exigencies of the
service wouia scarcely permit a de
tachment of any ship for this reason
Beef-ataklac oa Every Farm.
R. M. Allen, In an address to west
ern stockmen, said: As to scale ot
operations, I have never had any ex
perience of feeding a number of cattle
small enough to watch carefully with
my own eyes during the process of fat
tening. The proper form the Industry
of cattle feeding should take, for the
real permanent benefit of a meat-producing
country is that of a generally
moderate scale of operations, and some
beef, at least, should be produced on
every farm. This Is the only rational
method of retaining the fertility of the
soil of this country. The only objec
tion to a very small scale of operations,
such as the production of half a dozen
or ten steers a year on one farm, Is
the difficulty of 'marketing this small
number to advantage. Another dif
ficulty In the way of marketing
small numbers Is, that many of the
class ot farmers who are compelled
through a limited capital, to feed on a
very small scale if at all, do not, in
this 'part of the world at least, know
enough about cattle to be able to get
fair value when they sell them. Scat
tered about through every portion of
the country are men feeding on a more
or less liberal scale who are well
posted and skillful cattlemen, but I
judge that there is a far larger num
ber of farmers who should understand
the practice of cattle feeding but who
do not This number will naturally
become smaller,- but it is particularly
this class whom it is important
to Instruct as the practice of
cattle feeding upon all such
farms, if properly done, will con
tribute much more to the strength of
meat production as an Industry than
the larger operations of a small num
ber of feeders. I doubt if we shall ever
see the ideal picture that I have drawn
fully realized, and cattle feeding will
probably continue to be more or less
of a special industry, but it should be
our aim to approximate this condition
as much as possible.
In spite of the large crop of Amer
ican apples this year, it is very likely
that prices will keep up well espe
cially in the great shipping and mar
ket centers. England Is now taking
several million barrels per year, and
the markets on the continent are be
ing gradually opened. These foreign
markets demand the best we have and
are willing to pay for it It creates a
rapid movement of good fruit In our
big markets and prices for good fruit
is stimulated accordingly. The dif
ference In price between good and
poor fruit must become greater as the
foreign trade increases, for the poor
fruit finds no stimulus from the for
Ramsdeli's Sweet Is an apple that
originated In the United States. It
has proved an excellent apple in Illi
nois, Iowa and Missouri, as well as In
eastern Kansas. Over a large part of
the South it has proved a failure. It
has proved fairly good in the whole
strip of country between Maine and
Utah and south of the Great Lakes,
its southern limits of successful
growth lying as far south as Tennes
see. The apple is of medium size,
oblong-conical In shape, red in color,
sweet in flavor and of fair quality It
Is used for both dessert and kitchen.
We notice by recent market quota
tions on peaches that the smaller
baskets sold at wholesale at from 8
to420 cents per basket The same
peaches retailed at the stands at from
15 to 30 cents per basket The re
tailer made 7 cents on the poor and
10 ''cents on the good peaches. But
what about the producer? The basket
that sold for 20 cents cost no more
to handle than the one that sold at
8 cents. The cost of the empty basket
was the same, the cost of transport
was the same, and the labor connected
with the two would not differ. It is
doubtful if the 8-cent peaches gave
the producer a single cent of profit;
while it is certain that the 20-cent
peaches did. The moral is plain the
growers must stop marketing inferior
peaches. Thinning the fruit while
it is small should be universally
practiced. We believe, however, that
thinning Is becoming quite common.
as there has been a very large sup
ply of good peaches on the Chicago
market this year. The writer has no
remembrance of a season when it was
so easy to get large and properly
packed fruit There seems also to
have been great Improvement in the
packing of fruit Usually peaches in
the Chicago market have been merely
faced with good peaches, but this year
honesty in packing is apparent The
salesmen seem to have awakened to
the demands of the hour and are will
ing to guarantee the contents of their
baskets as being uniform throughout
This Improvement Is largely due to the
constant agitation carried on by the
agricultural press and by the numer
ous horticultural societies and fruit
shippers' unions. To all appearances
the trade In peaches this year has
been a large and profitable one. The
good work should go on till there are
no poor peaches sold on the market
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Owing' to modern methods of living; not one woman in a thousand ap
proaches this perfectly natural change without 'experiencing a train of very
annoying, and sometimes painful symptoms.
Those dreadful hot flashes, sending the blood surging to the heart until it
seems ready to bur.it, and the faint feeling that follows, sometimes with chills,
as if the heart were going to stop for good, are only a few of the symptoms of
a dangerous nervous trouble. The nerves are crying out for assistance. Ths
cry should be heeded in time. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound was
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The three following letters are guaranteed to be genuine aad true, aa4
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Compound la for wotnea. u
( Mar. 12, 1897.
." Drab Mrs. Putkham : I have been sick for a long time. I was takes
sick with flooding. All my trouble seemed to be in the womb. I ache all the
time at the lower part of the womb. The doctor says the womb is covered
with ulcers. I suffer with a pain on the left side of my back over the kidney.
I am fifty years old and passing through the change oi life. Please adv&e me
what to do to get relief. Would like to hear from you as soon as possible."
Mas. Charlotte Johnsox, Monclova, Ohio.
Jan. 23, 1808.
" I have been taking your remedies, and think they have helped me a great
deal. I had been in bed for ten weeks when I began taking your Vegetable
Compound, but after using it for a short time I was able to be up around the
house. The aching in the lower part of womb has left me. The most that
troubles me now is the flowing. That is not so bad, but still there is a little
every day. I am not discouraged yet, and shall continue with your medicine,
for I believe it will cure me." Mrs. Cuablottk JohhsoX, Monclova.Ohio.
April 13, 1900.
" I send you this letter to publish for the benefit of others. I was sick for
about nine years so that I could not do my work. For three months I eould
not sit up long enough to have my bed made. I had five different doctors, and
all said there was no help for me. My trouble was change of life. I suffered
with ulceration of the womb, pain in sides, kidney and stomach trouble, back
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Johnsox, Monclova, Ohio.
When one stops to think about the good Mrs. Johnson derived from Mrs.
Pinkham's advice and medicine, it seems almost beyond belief : yet it is all
true as stated in her three letters published above at her own request.
As a matter of positive fact Mrs. Pinkham has on file thousands of
letters from women who have been .safely carried through that danger period
" Change of Life." Mrs. Johnson's cure is not an unusual one for Mrs. Pink
ham's medicine to accomplish.
REWAKD.-We baredepositsd with tha National City Bank of I.ynn, $5000,
which will be paid to any person who can find that the abore tastimoni&l letters
are not genuine, or were paousaea Deiore obtaining tne writer's special ner-
JjXUIA JC nKUAM MEDICLNK CO.
The Canadian militia consists of
about 40,000 men, and although legisla
tive power exists to enable the govern
ment to keep up Its strength by bal
lot If occasion should arise, and to call
upon the entire male population be
tween 18 and 60 years to serve under
arms' in case of emergency, service has
been cheerfully afforded, and no diffi
culty experienced In keeping up the
proper strength of the force.
The Hosb. Herd.
Albert Pogler: One of the foremost
considerations In beef production Is
that we, as stock raisers, should grow
our own stock. This I regard as a very
Important matter. The large number
of failures in the cattle business points
to the fact that we, as farmers, are
not sufficiently well acquainted with
the effects of acclimation and domesti
cation of cattle brought from any great
distance to the south or west In other
words, we are unfamiliar with the
amount of shrinkage likely to occur'
during the period of adjustment to cli
matic and other conditions. Nor do
we understand the laws of growth of
these foreigners, and compare them toa
favorably with well-bred animals at
home. I could enumerate many stock
men and farmers who have nearly
bankrupted themselves, largely on ac
count of their unfamlllarlty with the
growth and development of these west
ern breeds. Again, quite a number ot
fanners came to the conclusion some
years ago that it did not pay to keep
a cow herd; that the amount of feed
and care they required rendered them
unprofitable; that steers which they
wanted could be bought cheaper than
raised. These very same farmers are
now struggling to develop their cow
herds, and a good brd of them Is en-
Tied ftlmost above anything else on tht. !
Illlaoia Pore Wood Commission Laws.
The Illinois Pure Food Commission
has adopted the following rules apply
ing to products of the dairy:
All milk offered for sale must be
from healthy cows of clean and whole
some character, unadulterated, free
from preservative, and must contain
not less than three per cent of butter
fat The use of the word "Cream" on con
densed milk cans is deemed prima
facie evidence of Intent to commit
Condensed milk should be made
from milk containing at least the legal
standard of three per cent butter-fat
and evaporated to one-third or less of
its original volume.
Condensed skim-milk must be plain
ly labeled as such.
Imitation butter must not be marked
and sold as "Creamery" or "Dairy,"
but each should be marked plainly
with its own name, but must be
branded "Imitation Butter."
Oleomargarine, butterine and imita
tion butter can be manufactured and
sold under their appropriate names
and color when appropriately labeled.
Each tub, package or parcel shall have
distinctly and durably painted,
stamped or marked thereon the true
and appropriate name of such sub
stance in ordinary bold-faced capital
letters, not less than five lines pica.
"Whole milk" cheese, commonly
miscalled "full cream" cheese, must
contain at least forty-eight per cent of
fat to total solids.
Butter shall contain at least 80 per
cent of fat.
"Coffee Cream" shall contain at least
15 per cent of fat, and "whipping
cream" at least 22 per cent
Tbe Rebuilt 1 heat re Franca Im.
All playgoers and Americans who
knew the old will be glad to hear that
few changes have been made in its re
construction. The plan designed by
the Architect Louis toward 1870 was
too admirable to have been tampered
with, and practically no modifications
have been undergone. Th ii.t print-
aspect and arrangement of the theater,
ute iibu ueen preserveu as lar as
possible. The oval-shaped vestibule
on the groud floor remains unchanged.
The grand staircase will be restored
exactly as it was, and the public foyer,
where about everybody of distinction
has been seen between the acts, has
received no desecrating transforma
tion. Its architectural design has been
regarded as a sacred trust, and to re
place the interior as it originally was
has been carried out to a dot
l'rederick J. Pearson, E. E, M.E
fowha Electrical aad Mechanical EnfuMcr.
Expert in the Designing and
Supervision of Installation of
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Hit lest Refercaces.
12 Years Exeerltace.
Send postal for booklet, "Reasons why roe
should employ a Consulting- Engineer."
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ca cs. Book of testimonials and l. A1 s treatmeat
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Louis 7:00 a. m.
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Don't be fooled with a mackintosh I
or rubber coat. If youaatacoatl
uut win I:ocp you dry in the hard-1
est storm buy the Fish Bran J I
Slicker. If not for sale In your I
town, wriie ror catalogue to
j. ivjwck. Boston. Mas.
MANY Sn CIV. Wit S EAST Ot SOOTS.
Trains leave Union Station Daily for
Kansas City, Qulncy, St. Louis and all
points East or South. Half Rates to
(Plus 2.00) many southern points on
1st and 3rd Tuesday of Each month.
AH information at CItv Ticket Offlp
!l!15 Farnam Street (Pax ton Hotel
Blk.) or write
HARRY E. M00RES.
City Passenger and Ticket Agent
Good and Pear Jadgcw.
A western swine grower expresses
himself thus: If I was starting out
as an exhibitor to the county fair my
earnest prayer would be to be deliv
ered from "picked up" committee ot
three. Not that three men do not
know more than one, nor that three
men are not as honest as one. but it
is a difficult matter on any occasion
for the superintendent to secure the
men who really are" competent to go
out and award premiums justly and
correctly. It is hard to get the ma
terial he wants. Take a good, practi
cal, honest breeder take a man thor
oughly up In the business and one
who has experience enough and send
him in there as a single judge and he
can not tell when be comes out whose
hogs won the premiums. This class
of men are going to put the premiums
where they belong and you will get
more universal satisfaction.
as a rule find it very dif
ficult to gjt up their linen
in a satisfactory manner,
chiefly owing to the
of inferior starches. By
using ilagnetic Starch
you will find it a simple
matter to turn out as
good work as the best
steam laundries. Your
It costs only 10c a pack
age. Insist on getting
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A large variety of vegetables, ber
ries, fruits and roots should be. grown
for the use of the family.
National Association of Postmasters
met at Peoria, 111.
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