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NEWS IN GENERAL.
Three members of Co. D are now in the hospital at Camp Olympia. They are privates I. J. Frasier, Mark Wiggins and William H. Smith. Mustering Out. Governor Grout has made a special ap location to the war department that the Vermont regiment may be mustered out by companies at the end of the furlough, each company at its home town. This would be pleasing to the men and would remove the necessity of reassembling the regiment in camp again. Gov. Grout thinks that this proposition may be fav orably received by the authorities at Washington. In case of this arrange ment the officers detailed for the muster ing out would be obliged to go from town to town mustering out one com pany at a time. The physical examina tions would of course be made in that way. The officers detailed for the must cringout are Major Joed vn.Cnpt. Hovey and Lieut. Wrenn and Capt. Snyder for the physical examinations. Governor Grout several days ago ap pointed D. W. Jenness of Newport special commissioner to look after the sick olthe A ermont regiment who were left behind in the south. Accordingly Mr. Jenness lias left for Chiekumauga. He will see that the Vermont sick in Cluckamauga Chattanooga and Atlanta who it is un. derstood now number four receive such care as is thought necessary tothcircom fort and peace of mind. Doubtless now that things arc well organized down there these sick men are receiving irood care but it is well to run no risks and the governor s thoughttulness is commend. able. Mr. Jenness is authorized to expend sucn money irom tne state lund as i needlul. He will brine home the remain IS or mark the grave of Coraoral Fred Hin man. Mr. Jenness will be south a week or more. Final Review of First Vermont, The 1st regiment of Vermont volun teers had what will doubtless prove its last paraae ana review at Camp Olympia last eanesfiay alternoon. The under standing is that at the end of 30 davs. mustcring out officers will visit the com pany homes all over the state and avert the necessity of reassembling the ruri merit. With mustering out the volunteer organization expires and the regiment of tne national guard comes into existence again. Ot course the national cuard regiment will include only the old mem bers or that organization. The men who enlisted for the war especially will be en tirely out of the service. The Review. Gov. Grout, and other officers and gnests reviewed the regiment, and then the boys were marcnea up in iront ot the review ing stand and had speeches fired at them tor more man an nour. 1 he sun was bright and the day was hot. Thereview was set at 2 30 o'clock. There was a re port current that Gen. Peck was out ot town, but when an open carriage appear en at aoouc i o o ciock with a man in uniform on the box bearing the guberna torial nag more inai rumor dropped J i ri- r i j . . ucau. i ne recic aeeorauve touch was recognized at once. The carriage was occupied by Gov. Grout, Senator Proc tor, Gen. O. O. Howard and Gen. Peck himself. Other carnages with guests fol lowed, and there assembled at the re viewing stand a party including, besides the men named, Lieut. Gov. Fisk, Gen Estey, Gen. Gilmore, Congressman Pow ers. ex Govs. Ormsbee, Barstow and Woodbury, ex Lieut. Govs. Stranahan and Mansur, Le Grand B. Cannon, E. C. Smith and many women. There was a crowd of 2000 or 3000 people present, mostly trom uuriington. The regiment mustered about 800 muS' kets on the occasion. It appeared ex tremely well, and tu fact every movement shows the ease born of long continued drill and makes a decided contrast to the former appearances. The parade and re view passed without unusual incident. Senator Proctor got by all odds the heartiest reception of anybody among tne speakers, uov. brout was the hist speaker, and here is what he said : Gov. Grout's Speech. A little more than four months since, war was declared between this country and Spain. The president called on this state for troops to assist in securing pence, and thousands ot loyal Vermont ers from all parts ot the country promptly responded. The legislature was summoned in session extraordinary to provide the troops furnished by this state with an extra $7 a month to the regular United States pay, and this same session enlarged the power of the treas urer to borrow monev tor government uses to the extent of $200,000 lor state ve, which enlargement added to the $000,000 credit authorized atthcregular session gave the administration $800, 000 for state uses, abundant for both peace and war. Thus fortified with money and patriotism a regiment was tendered the general government, and in due time out of the many who offered themselves you and your companions, whose enforced absence is so deeply de plored, were accepted and organized as the 1st Vermont volunteer infantry, A portion of you were ot the national guard and had the wherewithal to be equipped for service; the balance of you had to await supply in this respect, and jet, anxious to get nearer the front, you were immediately upon muster and ordered to camp Chickamauga. You were then United States soldier; your colonel no longer took orders from Derby but from Washington. Your governor's prayer that you should be put in full readiness for the field before you left the state was met with the assurance that you would be thus prepared as speedily as possible, and that such work could be more expeditiously done in the camp to which you are going than here. Recall ing, however, the course of such work (Hiring the civil war, when the troops were generally equipped in the state but by the general government, it was under taken to have you thus seasonably equipped, but the -war department or dered otherwise and you went forth as you were, a splendid body of men ready to serve your country wherever duty called. You were followed by the prayers of the people of this state that the goodness ot God preserve and return you. Your governor asked your officers to advise him from time to time of your condition that every needed thing might be supplied. You waited patiently for delayed equipment, and as to active ser vice the state did not request in any par ticular, but did say to the war depart ment that our people expected the'Ver tnont regiment to do its duty and desired H sent wherever needed. You were three months at Camp Thomas and when you were no longer needed for field service the secretary of war was requested to return vou to Camp Olympia, and he was also quested when you were no longer needed for war purposes to muster you out ad on the 27th inst. he and the president were a so nn.nH you 30 days' furlough before muster, and in outline you have your record in the war with Spain m which you can see the interest, sympathy and love of the peo pie you have represented. The war is over and you will soon return to civil life. You have undergone unavoidable pri vations and disappointments in theser vice you have rendered. Army life is very different from home life, mid while you have not stood on the battle line you have none the less done your full duty and none have done more. You were the first to return to your Iriencls. ou have performed nobly every task given you. You went as far as you could go and wire eager to go further, so you return with the proud consciousness of duty done. We welcome you in tins return, proud of the service you have rendered nnd of the peace vou have so patriotically assisted in secur ing, hose of your number who went to return not are afl'ectionately remem bered. The memory of the brave dead has the lasting gratitude of a loving people. You return, mv brave boys, to the friendships, the kindred and the iiomesor a grateful state, and the ap plauseof an appreciative luture awaits vou. Gov. Grout then introduced Gen. 0. 0. Howard, who made a short and lively speech, and at the close called for three cheers lor President McKinley, which were Riven but not very enthusiastically. Senator Proctor came next, and spoke of the hardships of idleness in camp and complimented the regiment on its duty done. Congressman Powers followed the senator, and spoke at some length about the war and its results. E. C. Smith of St. Albans was then introduced as the coming governor, and spoke briefly, and very short speeches bv ex-Gov. Wood bury and ex-Lieut. Gov. Mansur ended the talk, nnd the assemblage dispersed. War Bonds Unnecessary. Had such on early termination of the war with Spain been foreseen the war loan of $200,000,000 would not have been needed. The same law that author ized the 3 per cent war bonds provided for certificates of indebtedness. The power to issue these certificates was not used, but if it had been it would have enabled the treasury to meet all the extraordinary expense of the war with out selling a bond. It is deemed altogether probable, how ever, that if the bonds had not been sold the war would not have ended so soon, for there is no doubt that Spain and all Europe were as much impressed with the rush of people who subscribed for the war bonds seven times over, while at the same time they cheerfully submitted to an increase of 50 per cent in the national taxes, as they were by the vic tories of the army and navy. It was that exhibition of the practically inex haustible financial resources of the coun try that convinced the world of the absolute hopelessness of the Spanish cause. As a result of the speedy termination of the war some of the most difficult problems that the United States will have to deal with will be the reduction of revenues to a peace footing and the reduction of the surplus cash in the treas ury. In the treasury statement for August, issued Friduy, it is shown that th m ceipts under the war revenue law are Keeping tully up to the figures of July amounting to about $13,000,000. In the meantime the expenditures for war purposes are falling off. At the same time payments are being made for bonds and the available cash balance in the treasury at the close of business Thurs day night looted up $294,4-87,084. A .1... U ... no mc loan uaiancc win continue to in crease trom the bond receints and the war expenditures will continue to de. crease as the army is disbanded and the auxiliary neet reduced.it is probable that in the near future the cash balance will run over $350,000,000. KAiiuwiumMiv exuenscs win De re. u,hmn.j: .... quired for some time on account of the military occupation of Cuba, Porto Rico and Manila, but it will not be thnmrht ucsiruuie 10 keeD so much cash orlreri j . .1.1. . . . up in the treasury. increased expenditures for naval con struction and possibly a permanent in crease in the regular artnv will heln to solve the difficulty by using up part of me money now on hand and making a larger permanent revenue necessarv. It is probable, however, that part of the surplus in the treasury will have to he expended in the redemption of outstand ing Donds. When the task of reducinsr taxation is taken up it will open the whole question of tariff and internal revenue. Many of the taxes imposed by the war revenue law. will doubtless remain in force and, as both houses of the next congress will be republican, there will be little reduction ot protective duties. It is more probable that the tax revision will be along the liues of reducing reve nue producing duties and internal reve nue taxes. Spanish Prisoners. There is a question about the dispo- sition of Admiral Cevera and his fellow prisoners at Annapolis. Naval authorities are anxious to pet the prisoners awav from Annapolis as soon as possible, for the buildings will be wanted lor the use of the cadets when they return to Annapolis at the begin ning of the school year. This govern ment has proposed to release the prison ers on parole, but Spain has objected to this, through the 1-rench ambassador, and wants the men released uncondition ally. While the president and naval authori ties do not think that there will be a resumption of hostilities with Spain, they are not satisfied to release the best officers and men in the Spanish navy un conditionally until after the final treaty of peace has been signed. It is possible that the prisoners will be removed to some other place, if no agreement can be reached as to the terms of their release. It is to guard against the possibilities of a hitch in the peace negotiations that the war department is proceeding slowly in the matter of mustering out volun teer troops. Some Foolish People Allow a cough to run until itgets beyond the reach of medicine. They often say, Oh, it will wear away," but in most cases it will wear them away. Could the,, be induced to try the successful med icine called Kemp's Balsam, which is sold on a positive guarantee to cure, they would immeaiaiciv sec iuc cxi-cucutciiccc after taking the first dose. Price 25c. and 50c. Trial size free. At all druggists THE ST. JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, SEPTEMBER 7, 1898. Furnishing a College Boy's Room. It must be remembered that the aver age college boy's room it usually poorly cared for. While a college girl's room is expected to be, and almost always is, ex quisitely kept, our colhgc boys too often live in a state of positively disgraceful dirt The first requirement of civiliza tion is cleanliness; yet, with a singular fatuity, college authorities will provide, with whatever surplus funds are avail able, an extra professor of Egyptian dia lect, or something else equally useless, in stead of increasing nnd improving the janitor service generally shumefully in sufficient and incompetent in every uni versity. Therefore it is folly to provide your college boy with hangings and sofa pil lows of delicate hues and fabrics. Hvcrv thing he has, so far as possible, should be capable of easy laundering. The sola pillows may be buttoned into denim or crash slips, which may be washed often. Couch-coverings in pa'le pinks and blues will soon look grimy. The curtains on the bookcases and doors and the scarf on the mantel should be of firm good colors, and of a texture to stand hard usage. The floor-covering may well be ot rugs, if there be a hard-wood foundation be neath it. Often a broad border can be painted around a rug. If rugs are not available, a strong neutral-tinted Brus sels carpet is the best substitute. If this can be lifted and cleansed twice a year, or even once, its "germB" will not kill your boy. Be sure that the boy has a comfortable lounging chair. Perhaps a strong safe rocking-chair may not be so harmlul as some critics think. His study chair should have arms, and should be care fully adapted to the height of his desk. Let the desk have plenty of drawers and pigeon-holes. Get him a revolving book case for his reference-books, if you can, and see that good shelves are provided lor his favorite books. Give him more than these, in the hope that they may be come his favorites also. A good lamp should stand on the steady-footed table, and the boy should be required, as far as possible, to keep it in good order and to study by it. It you happen to have an old piano, give it to the boy, and get a new one for the family. He may not take very good care of the old piano, but he will get much comfort out of it if he have music in him. Merry battles will be waged in the college boy's room. In it, too, after great victories out-doors or in debate, there will be uproarious celebrations. The embroidered pink satin sofa pillows, the fine-webbed lace hangings, and the white fur rugs will present a sorry ap pearance after the fray; but your denims and your well-wrought Oriental draper ies may remain whole and apparently unsoiled. When yon and the boy have carefully looked everything over, and have seen that the mattress is comfortable, that the "household linen" and personal be longings are well bestowed, and that everything is spick and span and in good order, then kiss him good-by and go home and pray. You will have done all you can for him, and in that little room or suite of rooms he must work out his own destiny for weal or for woe. Kate Upson Clark, in Harper's Bazar. Our Invalid Army. While the work of transporting the con quered Spanish soldiers back to their na tive land .nas been progressing, there has been a simultaneous transfer of the con quering American troops from Santiago to the United Mates. It the Spaniard had fully realized how seriously the army ot ueneral shatter had been weakened by hardships and disease, it is scarcely prob able that uenerai iorai would have sur rendered without further resistance, The American people will not be satisfied until they are convinced that every phase ui me oauiiHK" tuiupuinu uas ueen rig idly investigated, with no political screen for the negligent or the guilty. It is de clared that this country the richest and presumably the most enlightened in the world dispatched an armv to the tropi cal jungles of eastern Cuba at the height ot the seasons ot rams and fevers, with out medical supplies or any kind of ad equate provision whatsoever for the principal dangers that every one knew the armv would encounter. To send the army to Santiago without every pre caution against the real enemy namely the fever fiend was every whit as ab surd as it would have been to send it without ammunition for the rifles, There is not even the excuse that the ex pedition was gotten off in haste. It took an inordinate time after Cervera's fleet had been bottled up in Santiago harbor bv our navy to get Oencral bhafter s army on board the transports and fairly started. Unhaypuy, there has seemed even alter these matters had been point ed out, very little capacity on the part of the authorities ot the armv to improve sanitary conditions. Nothiugcoula have been more severe than the physical ex amination to which the volunteers were subjected when the regiments were form ed at the opening of the war. We sent into the various camps something like three hundred thousand young men. every oneof whom was in excellent health It heeds no argument to show that the experience of being in camp in the United Mates in the pleasant mouths of May, June, and July, far from breaking down the health ot these young men, ought to havejust the opposite eflect. Hie regu lar life, systematic drilling, and careful attention to personal and camp hygiene that were not only feasible, but pluinly obligatory, ought to have put our army into a superb physical condition by Aug ust or September. That is what would have happened in France or Germany. It is not what has happened in the Unit ed States. The camps have been infested with typhoid lever, malaria, and enteric troubles of all sorts, with the alleged re sult of a shocking averoge degree of de bilitation. From "The Progress of the World," in the American Review of Re views for September. Profits of Railways. The report of the Interstate Commerce Commission shows that last year the railways of the United States carried over 13,000,000,000 passangers 1 mile. They also carried 95,000,000,000 tons of freight 1 mile. The total amount paid in dividends on stock was $87,603,371 call it $88,000,000. Of the total earn ings of the railways about 70 per cent came from freight service and 30 per cent from passenger service. Let us assume, then, that ot the 88,000,000 paid in divi dends, 70 per cent, or $61,600,000, was profit on freight service and $26,400,000 was profit on passenger service. Let us drop fractions and call it $62,000,000 from freight and $26,000,000 from pas sengers. By dividing the passenger pro- fit into the number of passengers carried (13,000,000,000) we find that the rail ways had to carry a passenger 500 miles in order to earn one dollar of profit or 5 miles to earn one cent. Their average profit, therefore, was less than two-tenths of one cent for carrying a pussengi.-r (and his baggage) 1 mile. By dividing the freight profit into the freight mileage (95 000,000,000) we find that the railways had to carry one ton of freight 1.530 miles in order to enruone dollar, or over 15 miles to earn one cent. The average profit therefore was less than onc fnteenth of a cent lor carrying a ton of freight (besides loading and un loading it) 1 mile. Panama Canal not Feasible. The American Chamber of Commerce in Paris recently addressed an inquiry to Mr. Edward Holbrooke of this city in re gard to some proposed alliance of inter ests between the Panama and theNiciira gua Canal Companies, asking particular ly whether it would be possible to awak ed the interest of the American people in the Panama project. Mr. Holbrooke re ferred the inquiry to Hirnm Hitchcock, President of the Maritime Canal Com pany of Nicaragua, from whom he has received the following letter: Edward Holbrooke, Esq , President of the Gorham Manufacturing Company : Dear Sir: In reply to your question as to whether there is any ground for be lieving that America or the American people would be willing to aid or encour age the construction ol the Panama Can al, I will say that I believe any move ment in that direction would be wholly futile. Our wisest engineers do not con sider the Panama Canal feasible in any economic sense, if at all. The Nicaragua route being at the lowest depression in Central America, and with attendant favorable conditions, is the routemarked out by nature itself for the "Gateway to the Pacific." Engineers of greatest abili ty and experience all admit its entire feasibility at a moderate outlay for a work of such magnitude. The Maritime Canal Company of Nic aragua is chartered by the United States and holds the concessions from Nicara gua and Costa Rica. A bill is now pend ing in Congress which will undoubtedly become a law, amending the charter so as to enable the United States to acquire 70 per cent, of the stock ol the company, and to furnish all the money for construc tion. The Nicaragua Canal is a realization of the sentiment, "An American canal under American control," and its construction has become the declared purpose of the President, the Congress, and the people of the United States. I am aware that I have written noth ing new to you who have been so long identified with this great enterprise. Very respectfully Hiram Hitchcock, President. The Maritime Canal Company ofNicara gua, 54 and 56 Broad Street, New York, Aug. 1, 1898. Weight of Deep Sea Water. When marine life began to command notice, the question of the depth to which life could extend, divided scientific thought into warring camps. About 1840, it was generally believed that the batbymetrical limit was about 300 fath oms, and some strange ideas were cur rent as to the physical condition of water when under a pressure such as a depth of two miles would produce. It was thought that skeletons of drowned men, or even heavy cannon and the "wedges oi goia mat popular imagination plac es in the sea, floated at certain levels, be neath which js water so compressed as to be impenetrable. In fact, water is al most incompressible, and the weight of a cubic inch of it at the depth of a mile is very little more than at the surface; but it was assumed that no livintr beitifr could survive a pressure which at 1,000 fathoms is about a ton to the square inch. We ourselves live under a pressure ot about fifteen pounds per inch, and are unaware of it. Indeed, we sometimes waken on a morning when the barometer has risen, say, hall an inch during the night, and consequently find ourselves sustaining an increased pressure of sever al tons not only without suffering, but with a positive feeling of buoyancy and good spirits. On the other hand, if the tremendous pressure under which we live be relieved as by a surgical "cnp." severe injury may follow. Aeronauts suffer from this cause, and marine animals dredged from great depth often reach the surface in a most lamentable condition, with eyes protruding and viscera dis tended. From "The Exploration of the Sea," by Dr. C. M. Blackford. Tr.. in "North American Review" forSeptember. Merited Praise. Merited praise is given a newspaper which has proved its right to rank among the leading papers ol the country in this note, published in a recent number of the Brockton Enterprise: 1 he Boston Journal evidently has the inside on various phases of war news both at Washington and at the front. Last week it scooped the whole country on the news of the resignations of the officers of the Sixth Massachusetts Volunteers, and it tins been leading the other Boston dailies right along on im portant bits ot war news. Evidently the Journal has a good corps of newsgather- ers at tne capital ana in Luna." In Porto Kico, the latest centre of in terest and the scene of the most recent army movements, the Boston Journal has a correspondent who combines the faculties of acute observation, cool judg ment ana amntv to tell interestingly what the people want to know of this new and strange country. He is Frede rick Roy Martin, to whose credit belongs the honor of scooping the country on the resignations of the officers of the Sixth Massachusetts. His letters, descriptive of the scenes and events surrounding the American Army, are now appearing al most daily in the Boston Journal. The Journal has also in Porto Rico a special photographer, Mr. W. F. Turner, who pictured the New England troops in their camps through the South. His work will appear, reproduced by the ac curate and expensive half-tone process, in tne uoston Sunday journal. Life on a Transport. You have no idea what a transport is. and especially one that is overcrowded. It is really a "hell on earth or rather on waterl Thank Heaven, the weather has been fine, and I have slept on deck every night, not even going below when it rained. I never felt better in my life, and have come to the conslusion that I can stand anything. As I have not been at all seasick, I volunteered for the stable police, who have to clean up belowdecks where the horses are. If vou could out all the terrible smells in the world to gether, you would get some idea of what it is. VVe can only stand it for about a half an hour at a time, and then hnve to take a spell on deck to recover. If we had a storm I am afraid it would go hard with some of the lads, as a good many are , pretty seasick now. The food is fierce, and weonly have condensed steam to drink, which is almost hot; but still I seem to thrive upon it. Every morn ing we get up at five, and form a line in our birthday suits and have a great hose played on us. Then we have breakfast, and after thnt comes tnrgct practice at boxes over the stern. Iam so sunburnt that you would not know me, and, as I said before, feel out of siiiht. The hard est time we ever had was the day before we started; the loading up was simply awful, and I was so tired that I just lay down on a bale of hay and went to sleep. The horses have stood th trip very well, and I don't think we will lose a single one. I tell you that transport was as near hell as any place could be. We were on fire three times in two days, and only had hardtack and rotten "coffee to eat and a little dirty water to drink. I can not imagine what it would have been if there had been a storm. We had beauti ful weather, and most of us slept on deck every night. We came ashore this morning, and we got the first square meal in a week. Harper's Weekley. A Thrilling Scene in a Field Hospital at Guaslmas. There is one incident of the day which shines out in my memory above all others now as I lie in a New York hospital writ ing. It occurred at the field hospital. About a dozen of us were lying there. A continual chorus of moans rose through the tree branches overhead. The surgeons, with hands and bared arms dripping, and clothes literally satu rated, with blood, were straining every nerve to prepare the wounded for the journey to Siboney. Behind melayCapt. McClintock with his lower leg bones literally ground to powder. He bore his pain as gallantly as he had led his men, and that is saying much. I think Major Brodie was also there. It was a doleful group. Amputation and death stared its members in their gloomy faces. Suddenly a voice started softly, "My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty. Of thee I sing." Other voices took it up: "Land where my fathers died. Land of the Pilgrims' pride" The quivering, quavering chorus, punctuated by groans, and made spas modic by pain, trembled up Irom that little group of wounded Americans in the midst of the Cuban solitude the pluckiesr, most heartfelt song that, human beings ever sang. There was1 one voice that did not quite keep up with the others. It was so weak that I did not hear it until all the rest had finished with the line, "Let Freedom ring." Then halting, struggling, faint, it re peated slowly, "Land of-the Pilgrims' pride. Let Freedom" The last word was a woeful cry. One more son had died as died the fathers. From ','A Wounded Correspondent's Recollections of Guasimas," bv Edward Marshall, in the September Scr'ibner's. Uncle Sam Will Pay in Advance. Word has been received from Washing. ton at the New York Sub-Treasury that the government will anticipate the pay ment of interest on the 4 per cent bonds due on October 1. The coupons will be paia on on September 10 on presenta tion, and the interest checks on the regis tered bonds will be sent out from Wash. ington about September 20 for immedi ate payment. The large amount of money in the United States Treasury warrauts the payment of the interest in advancei Its disbursment is expected to have an effect upon the prospects for a tighter local money market, and may be reflected in an easing of money rates. The payments will nominally release $5,800,000, three-quarters of it here, but the actual amount will be less, as only a portion of the interest coupons are likely to be presented promptly. A Serious Question. A kitten went a-wolking One morning In July, And idly fell a talking With a great big butterfly. The kitten s tone was airv. The butterfly would scoff; When there came along a fairy Who whisked his wings right off. And then. for it is written Fairies can do such things, Upon the stapled kitten She stuck the vellow winirs. The kittn felt a quiver, She rose into the air, Then flew down to the river To view her image there. With fear her heart was smitten, And the began to crv, "Am I a butter-kitten ? Or just a kitten flv?" Carolyn Wells in September St. Nicholas. Stop! Women, And consider that in addressing Mr. Pinkham you are confiding your private) ills to a woman a woman whose ex perience in treating woman's diseases is greater than that of any living phy sician, male or female. You can talk freely to a woman when It is revolting to relate your private troubles to a man; besides, a man does not understand, simply because he 1 a man. Mfc3. PINKUAM'S STANDING INVITATION. Women suffering Irom any form of female weakness are invited to promptly communicate witn Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass. All letters are re ceived, opened, read, and answered by women only. A woman can freely talk of her private illness to a woman. Thus has been established the eternal confidence between Mrs. Pinkham and the women of America which has never been broken. Out of the raat volume of experience which she has to draw from, it is more than possible that she has gained the very knowledge that will help your case. She asks nothing In return except your good will, and her advice has relieved thousands. Surely any woman, rich or poor, is very foolish if she docs not take advantage of this generous offer of assistance. Homes Made nappy. Evidence of many people from various diseases thai scon widely different. Paralysis, dropsy and heart disease, ery sipelas, debility. Widely dissimilar as these various dis eases seem at first sight they are all inti mately connected either with the blood or the nerves. This fact explains why they are all cured by Dr. Williams Pink Pills for Pale People. That they are cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and how, is shown by the fol lowing testimonials, from people of the highest standing in the communities where they reside. Mrs, M. A. Whitely is the widow of the Rev, Dr. Jonathan whitely, an eminent Treacher of the Methodist denomination. Irs. Whitely lives at Meadville, Pa. Stricken with paralysis three years ego," she said, 44 1 was helpless for months. "I was persuaded to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. "The first box helped me very much, and the pills worked, and are working wonders. "To-day I have driven twelve miles without fatigue. I cannot praise Dr. Wil liams' Pink Pills too much. They did me a world of good. They restored me to life.'' Mrs. John W. Beatty, wife of a promi nent contractor and builder, of Meadville, was cured of dropsy and heart disease by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. At times she suffered greatly. Her cir Bed Blanket Bargains! 200 pairs full size 10x4 blankets, white, gray and tan 39o pr. 200 pairs extra size 11x4 blankets, " " " " 69o pr 100 pairs extra heavy blankets 11x4, cheap at $1,25 98o pr. Fine stock of better goods at $1.50, 2.00, 2.25. 2.50 to - $5.00 pr. 3000 yards dark prints for tacks - - - - 3d yd. Our 7. cent Batts are generally sold for lOo 2500 yards bleached oottoa usually sold for vj 4vo yd . Oar New Dress Goods Are Arming Daily. We offer some choice things in Blaok Crepons and Figured Mohair. 2000 yards plain and novelty dress goods, 50o their value, our price 29 cents a yard. Fine display of latest shapes in Jackets and Capes. Furs and Collarettes are just the proper thing. We have made very large purchases and hope to show up the entire Etock during the Fair. Every lady should carry home at least Y doz. pairs of those black hose which we offer for 25c pr. At 10 cents we offer a heavy seamless fast black hose usually sold for 15 to 20 cents. Do Yon Need a Storm Garment ? We are over stocked on a fine grade of Oravenette. The regu lar price $8.50. For Fair week $5.00 CARPETS, RUGS, PORTIERS, LACE CURTAINS, OIL-CLOTHS, DOOR MATS. There is nothing that first class trade can ask of first class merchants that we have not procured and are ready to sell at prices difficult to match, LODGEE BROS. & SMYTHE. LEGAL BLANKS. For Sale at the CALEDONIAN OFFICE. Just Arrived. A Large and Beautiful Assortment Parlor and Sitting-Room Chairs, Sofa Beds and Oak Chamber Suits LOWEST PRICES. HALL & STANLEY, 72 Main St. concerning relief afforded are related, although they culation was impaired and at times her limbs became numb and cold, and she could hardly walk. All these symptoms, and all the heart froyble, disappeared after she had taken Dr. Williams' Pink Pills a short time. In the same family G. W. 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