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Ghastly Plague EpUotles.
iv . _i am / UL11IUUU9 ill IJL1C UC lUOUivv a* V j employing many devices to elude the officials seeking for plague cases. One man who had died was set up at a table "with cards in his hands, while J his friends sat around him making be- | lieve that they were playing a game, j The stolid expression on the corpse's > + r\ r^llf ll 1Q }l HT1 fl Oil I *atu 1CV4 umwwi I its shoulder, when it fell over to the j floor. In Yella Keddi two girls were I dying. Their relatives cut their ' throats and buried the bodies before ! the coming of the officials. Discording Torpedo >>et*. The French navy is doing away with all nets, which were considered for a long time as an effectual safeguard | against torpedoes. The Minister of I the Navy has decided to remove them, ' not only from the battleships in ser- j vice, bat also from all vessels of the j French navy afloat. The nets will ; probably be utilized for harbor de lense, as weji as ior sireugnjcmnjj . dams and for other industrial purposes. Putnam'* Tree. The stump of the t^e to which Israel Putnam was owes tied in the j French and Indian War is still stand- j ing in the little village of Crown ; PciEt, a town in the upper part of New York. It was in the course of a skirmish near Wood Creek, at the ; time of the French invasion in August, 1758, that he was captured by the Indians and tied to this tree. While v the flames were searing his flesh he & was saved by Captain Molang, o .M nffioer xchn rushed thrOUCrb fthe crowd, scattered the firebrands, ! cuffed and upbraided the Indians and i released their victim. Putnam was , V taken to Montreal and presently freed j by exchange. A great many strangers i who go to the town and hear the story chip off pieces of the stump as relics. The tree is about three feet in diameter. What 8100 Will Bay. 3 mos. course in \Vood's New York School of Business and Shorthand.Tuition,Books.Board. The unlimited possibilities of securing good j positions. F. E. Wood, 5th Ave. and 125th St. j Worth, the Paris milliner, denies the re- | port that a branch of the establishment Is to be opened In New York. S100 Reward. 8100. The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all Its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh beinK a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature in doing its | work. The proprietors have so much faith in i Its curative powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for an v case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, 0. Sold by DruKgists, 75c. Hall's Family Pills are the best. There is a Clasx of People Who are injured by the use of coffee. Recently there has been placed in all the grocery , et6res a new preparation called Grain-O, made J of pure grains, that takes the place of coffee. | The most delicate stomach receives it without i distress, and but few can tell it from coffee, i It does not cost over one-quarter as much, i Children may drink it with great benefit. 15 j cts. and 25 cts- per package. Try it. Ask for i Grain-O. Dreydoppel's J Was the first borax soap ever made: over 31 i t years old. The favorite washing material of L the brightest women all over the land. It & comes in full pound bars. Pure white, solid - eoap and borax. Dreydoppel's soap. Fits permanently cured. No fits or nervousness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. trial bottle and treatise free Da. R. H. Kline, Ltd.. 931 Arch St.,Phila.,Pa. , Piso's Cure is a wonderful Cough medicine. I ?Mrs. W. Pickert. Van Siclen and Blake Aves., Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 20,1891. I If afflicted with sore eyes use Dr.IsaacThomp- J son's Eye-water. Druggists sell at 25c.per bottle, i USE YOUR REASON And Profit by the Experience of Other People. ^ There are thousands of people who have j V been cured of nervous trouble, scrofula ; Igl sores, rheumatism, dyspepsia, catarrh and ! R other diseases by purifying their blood | with Hood's Sarsaparilla. This great | medicine will do the same good work for ? you if you will Rive it the opportunity. ! It will tone up your system, create an ap[ petite and give sweet, refreshing sleep. Dili* are the only pills to take HOOU S "IMS with Hood'a Sarsaparilla. Demand For War Kellcs. "The battlefields of Virginia and the other Southern States have been pretty voll /Oennorl rvf minio liallci slnrrc nlfl baycnets and other evidences of the I late -war," observed a gentleman -who i has done considerable collecting of j battlefield curios for various museums, j "and those who pride themselves on j I their collections of that kind of maI terial, and it can be 6aid that the busi| ness is about ended. Time was when I collectors could purchase any amount W of this kind of stuff from farm hands f and others, but now a tour of the L country rarely pays its expenses, for m. - there is nothing in that line to be had, n it matters not what amount of money is offered for it. Some rather clever j colored fellows in the neighborhood of Fredericksburg turned a few dollars a couple of months ac;o by reporting that they had made a big find of i minie balls. It transpired, however, i that they had molded the balls themselves. They sold them at the rate of about one dollar a pound, which was about ninety cents profit per pound for them, for the lead and their labor was not worth over ten cents a pound. I have customers now for about one hundred old war sabers, but bo far have not been able to supply them, though I have made considerable effort in that direction."?Washington Star. W~ HALL'S TSI ; Vegetable Sicilian HAIR RENEWERI ; does for the hair just what its f | name says it does?it renews it. j kjk Fading, falling, thin lock *1 are stimulated to look fresh rR&C and new by its use; nature /ygfSj | ^|j|^^do st^resU^ W II - ? m flak m m a a AKDS can be saved witb I I I Ml Mm out their knowledge t>> ft I U I 1 hS V Anti-Jug, the marvelous I N I | IV Sm cure for the drink habit. m J 9 I %JI Ih It Write Kenu\a Chemical Co., 6t> Broadway, N. Y. pnll information (in plain wrapper) mailed freu VI Rfi INIA 5 You learn all aboutVa. Lands by readr.^iio 5 inR Virginia Farmer. Send inc. Jor rARMb. i<nios.sul>Jakmeb Co.. Euipyria.Va. T',J - ? j X 1 I1 '->? - .- .-^ - . - - - .i.i1'^i-i-J-r-i-i To Catch Small PiK?. Put a hoop in the mouth of a sack. Fasten this to a stick or rod four or five feet long. This device can be -!- 1 J.1 ,i;f Biippeu uvcr iuu PABa >Yituvui uuj unficulty. Practical rointa In Orcharding. Select the varieties that have been found successful in the locality. Much of the failure in growing apples results from neglect. The trees are generally left in sod, unpruned and unsprayed, and the loss due to this practice is more than could be made from several times the number of acres of farm crops. Although my farming operations have been fairly successful, I have averaged for seven years from forty acres of bearing apples trees, S55 per acre, which was more than came from the other 200 acres in farm crops. I plow the orchard in the spring and sow field peas, upon which hogs are turned about August 1. They eat off the peas, stir up the soil and devour the wormy apples. I spray with bordeaux mixture and paris green and consider the gain from that alone in 1895 equal to ?500. In gathering the fruit the windfalls are first picked up, and then the apples ate taken from the trees and hauled to the barn, where they are placed in bins and packed and shipped as soon as possible. Baldwins and Kings are among the greatest favorites for shipment.?New England Homestead. A Practical Wheelbarrow. In market gardening there is much work that can be done with a wheelbarrow. While resting my aching arms one day I concluded that the wheel of the ordinary barrow was not bearing its share of the burden, so I maae one in wmcn we axie was piacea up nearer the body of the barrow, the MARKET GARDENERS' BARROW. wheel extending inside. A cap was fitted over this, inside the body, and I found that wheeling was then much easier. The new barrow weighed forty-nine pounds. "With 239 pounds of saud there is a weight of fifty-six pounds on the handles, while with the ordinary barrow the weight is ninetynine pounds. The handles are 5 feet long, ljxlj inches at front and smaller toward the back. The -wheel is 22 inches diameter with a 2-inch tire. The barrow frame is 19 inches at front, 2 feet at back; the body is 3 feet by 13 inches, while the legs are 2 feet 10 inches from the front.?R. Bingham, of New Jersey, in American Agriculturist. Dntcli Belted Cattle. Mr. Orson D. Munn, one of the editors of the Scientific American, is justly proud of the haudsome herd of Dutch belted cattle which are much admired by the lovers of fine stock who visit his place, Llewellyn Park, Orange, N. J. At the New Jersey State Fair out of thirteen head exhibited seven took first prizes and to two were awarded second. At the live stock exhibition held in Madison Square Garden in 1895 thirteen prizes were awarded for the herd and separate animals composing it. A herd of sixteen Dutch belted cattle, it will be remembered by breeders, was awarded the highest per cent, of prizes obi.^^^.1 i . _ :u:i. ~i. luiueu uy uuy uuiut; cauiuh ut vuc World's Fair, when there were probably more cattle of various breeds gathered fbgether than ever before. "Tiie Dutch belted or blanket breed of cows," said Mr. Munn, "are natives 'of Holland and are a distinct family from the Holsteins, with which many confound them. Comparatively few have as yet been imported into this country, although the breed antedates the seventeenth century. In Holland they are owned and controlled by the nobility. In color they are very black, with a continuous pure white belt around their body, which makes a strikingly beautiful contrast. Their form is usually very tine and their constitutions most hardy, enabling them to stand sudden changes in climate and to thrive on any variety of fodder. As milk producers they are excellent." vui uu|, m. ny b iuc jjjiir. The hog grows cheapest on the pasture au<l beside the field that grows his grains. He is most profitable as a subordinate department, because he cannot consume the coarse fodders of the farm. He furnishes the best market in which to sell the by-products of the mill and dairy. He assimilates more of the most concentrated feed stuffs than any other animal on the farm. Quicker returns come from hiin than from horses, cattle or sheep. He pays the rents in European countries, lifts the mortgages in the Northern Aiofpu nml in ivm inn wiili flip cow he will redeem the wornout cotton tobacco fields of the South. Avoid permanent residences for the hog; move him about, so that his environments may be clean and uncontaminated by germs that develop rapidly where they have suitable media. Avoid close breeding, as it intensifies predisposition to disease. Select your breeding from good milkers, as this is the best indication of fecundity. No agricultural people thrive who buy grain or meats and pay for them with the price of other farm products. We compete now, through improved and cheapening transportation, with all the world. The farmer is most in dependent who finds at least sustenance for liis family from bis fields, flocks and herds.?Professor Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture. Demand for Safe Horses. The hue and cry that on account of the electric car and the bicycle and horseless carriage, the noble horse was doomed to go out of iise in the cities, has about died away, and still the horse is in demand. J The liverymen and hackmen may have felt the effect of the change in the new method of individual trans* portation in the cities; yet the horse is still in demand for the saddle and for family carriages and buggies, and this demand will increase just in proportion to the common use of the electric car and the wheel. Already ladies who do not like tha wheel have taken to the. saddle to get the exercise and the airing that the wheelist has found so beneficial from her spin in the country. This habit will soon increase until there will soon be a demand for safe saddle horses for ladies. Tha bustle and careless movement of cars ami wheels on the streets require for the safety of those in carriages that their horses should be accustomed to these things as well as to the sudden noises which they are apt to hear in the city. The horse to be used in the city for family safety, either under the saddle or in the carriage, must be trained for city life. The horses, therefore, which will be in special demand in the cities must be trained for the purpose. This will require selection in the breeding, and especial care in handling from their first years until they are prepared for use. The number of accidents which have happened in the last few years through the frightened horse and the accompanying runaway has become alarming, and calls for a remedy. This must be found in the proper training of the horses to be used. The horse breeders who wish to secure good prices for the horses they would sell in the home market, will do well to take note of the kind of norse in demand. Buyers for this kind of a horse are alwavs nlentv. and fchev dn not hesitate to give high prices, when they can be assured that the horse they purchase has the sense and the training he needs to be perfectly safe in the cities. Good saddle horses and stylish and safe carriage horses will always bring high prices and can be as easily raised as others. Thejittle extra care they need in training will be well paid for when they are sold.?Farm News. The Corn Harvest. Harvesting the corn crop is being made easier every year by improvements in labor-saving machinery and devices. Large commercial cro2>s are cut, tied and left in straight rows by the improved corn harvester,while the bundles placed in shocks or stooks of 12 to 20 bundles to cure are then drawn to the barn and run through the shredder. Farmers who cannot afford trie latest ana improved macninery, or who have small areas of corn, cut by sled, as illustrated below, or by hand cutter. The armfuls thus cut have to be tied in bundles, various materials being used for that purpose, some using two or three cornstalks, others a small handful of long, strong straw, swamp grass or willows. But whether cut by improved machinery or by hand cutter, the large bundles, shocks or stooks have to be securely fastened to withstand the fall wind and storms. To make a corn cutter, as portrayed herewith, make a platform with runners six feet long and two inches thick; the higher the runners the higher it will cut; eight-inch plank should mortise three crosspieces of HOMEMADE CORK CUTTER. two by four into top of runners. Nail boards on cross ties to make a platform 30 inches wide and nearly six feet long. Get a good steel knife and make it very sharp, say 22 inches long and five inches wide. Bevel tho edge from the bottom or underside. Have a rod made with an eye in the centre and curved, in order to fasten either end to a runner and hitch a horse in the centre. This rod should be of one-half inch round iron, and long enough to work nicely, as shown at a. Bore a hole in platform or runner, and put in a stake about six inches high (b) even across with the base of rod (c). Another stake of the same size, but twenty inches high, on the right side of platform near the edge, and 21 inches from the front of platform (d). Take a rod of five-eighth-inch iron 67 in,ches long and weld a piece of flat iron onehalf inch thick and eight inches long to the end of it, bolt the flat piece to platform (13 inches from centre to back of platform) and bend the rod forward 17 inches above the platform, as in e. Bend the rod so as to have it extend out over the edge of the platform, over and back of the knife (h), then bend the rod in so as to extend about two inches over the platform at the centre two by four cross brace (f). From tiiere bend tlie rod out to g. lie sure to have it carry the same height all the time. The bends in the rod are made in order to bring in the corn and lay it across the platform without the help of a man. In this way the danger of standing over the knife is averted. Nail a ?mall stick something like a latb from top of stake d to the outside runner a few inches ahead of the knife. Bolt the knife to platform about 20 inches from back part of platform with I two bolts, and have the knife slant bnck considerably. I put a scrap piece of two-inch plank under the platform ! at c and h, to make the platform mere j solid where the large rod and knife were bolted fast. The large roil from - i i t i- ? i rn : \ g 10 e SI1UUHI lib \>im uuuua uu mutier* long. Directly across it is 48 inches, thus using two inches for bends. The large rod is outside of stake d about five inches. Hitch on a quiet horse, hang the lines on d and ride on rear of platform, and when a large pile of corn is cut and laid across the sled, : stop and shock it up.?Farm and Home. There are more than 50,000 people i of Welsh birth in London. POPULAR SCIENCE. Pnrosfir r>nmmiqsion ATS and otlier interested people have taken up the I subject and prizes are off&red for the propagation and distribution of insecteating spiders in forests. , Professor Palazzi has made experiments which show that smoke kills the microbes of various diseases in one to four hours, and he therefore recom- ' mends it as a disinfectant superior to gases. Vandervyver, a Belgian, states that the length of exposu re for radiographs through limbs of different dimensions varies as the cubes of their thickness. M. Bondeard states that Roentgen , rays can diagnose pleurisy and similar complaints. Scientists measure by the contraction of petroleum ether temperatures several hundred degrees below zero Fahrenheit. At 310 degrees below i zero, the temperature at which liquid air boils, petroleum ether remains in a semi-liquid condition and contracts with the decrease of temperature. Condensation is the result of chilling the air. The ascent of the lower strata of the atmosphere into the higher regions and the consequent expan- : sion and loss of heat is the most probable cause of rain, and it is not impossible that the air near the ground, being made to rise by being artificially heated, might tend to^produce the de sired downpour. Sudden and great fluctuations in the level of water in wells in stormy weather, closely corresponding to the fluctuations in wind velocity recorded by Professor Langley, have been ob- < served by Dr. Romei Martini. This i explains the popular tradition that bad weather may be predicted from the I sudden rise and fall of wells. Curiously, however, small and rapid changes of barometer are more certain ! to affect wells than large changes. 1 The applications of the X-rays to the ( study of phenomena invisible without their aid continually increase in number. Some of the results are rather curious than useful, but substantial additions to knowledge are being made in this way. One of the latest scien- , tiflc uses found for the rays is in revealing the inuer structure of flowers and fruit buds. In some respects this is a better method than dissecting for j the study of certain parts of plants. M. Janssen, the eminent astrono mer, has left Paris to inspect his Mont Blanc observatory. The scientific caravan will start from Chamounix soon to take meteorological readings | at an altitude of 14,000 feet, the high- | est station in the world. M. Perrotin, director of the Nico Observatory, is expected to join the party in order to study the morning elongation of Venus : and to ascertain the period of the I planet's rotation, now a debated ques- 1 I tion among astronomers. The Strangest Laboratory. The strangest laboratory ever seen Is thatwhich;has just been inaugurated in the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Instead of rising from the ; ' ground, it is buried deep under the ! earth, and spreads its galleries under j the feet of visitors to the Jardin des Plantes. It avoidb the light with as much care as others seek it. This laboratory has been created with the special object of studying the evolution of animals, and of ascertaining experimentally how different 1 species of animals are modified and changed from one to another. This is nothing less than the doctrine of ev- ^ olution proved by experiment. We intend to deal with representatives of all the animals. Already we i have insects, crustaceans, fish, bai trachians and mammals. Already the 1 | | latter?guinea pigs in this case?have 1 reproduced, and we have already one generation which has never perceived ' and will never perceive the light of day. We employ a very feeble red lantern when attending to them in order to reduce to a minimum the light used. We do not forget that many of the experiments which we are undertak- i ing will require considerable time, centuries it may be, while others will < probably be compieiea m a iew months. i It is useless to add that this labora- J tory is absolutely closed to the public, i but will be wide open to men of sci- 1 ence and investigators who wish to work there. In addition to the experiments in zoological physiology which we undertake, there are a number of others which could be tried with sue- j ' cess, and Mr. Milne-Edwards will i welcome all genuine investigators who ' wish to carry on work in our subter- ' ranean passage.?New York Journal. ' How to Brink Water. ( The effects produced by the drink- ' I ing of water vary witn tne manner in j which it is drunk. If, for instance, a i pint of cold water be swallowed as a ^ | large draught, or if it be taken in two I portions, with a short interval between, j certain definite effects follow?effects ! which differ from those which would ' have resulted from the same quantity ^ | taken by sipping. Sipping is a pow- ( ' erful stimulant to the circulation?a j j thing which ordinary drinking is not. I ^ | During the act of sipping the action J j ! of the nerve which shows the beats of j the heart is abolished, and aB a conse- \ ! ^uence that organ contracts much more ! J j rapidly, the pulse beats more quickly, and the circulation in various parts of j the body is increased. In addition to this we also find that the pressure j \ | under which the bile is secreted is i j raised by the sippiug of fluid.?American Cultivator. r _ j t Sweet Singer an ft Llfe-.Snver. j ? Patti has had the role of life-saver I thrust upon her by ail old blind woman t j who lives in the neighborhood of J Craig-y-Nos, Wales. When the latter lay very ill she insisted that her health 1 j would be rest red if only the famous i songstress would sin? to her. t Her friends, anxious to please her, ( I persuaded a sweet-voiced young girl 1 i from a distance to come over to the 8 ' cottage to sing one song, and led the < | blind woman to believe that Mine. ! Patti had consented to grant her re! quest. But the flrst verse was i enough. n I "Vr> tin it's nnt, lipi-nflf " prieil tlifi fl invalid. The deception bad failed, i But I'll live now till I do bear bev < again," sbe cried angrily. "I won't S j be done out of wbat I'd made up my t I mind to!" ( And sbe did live\until long after lier ? j wish was gratified. e OUR BUDGET OF HUMOR. LAUCHTER-PROVOKINC STORIES FOR I LOVERS OF FUN. I fi rhe Enfant Terrible?It* Only Flaw? V Exactly So?It* Use?Progress? Ought 0 to lie Reversed?Mean Thing?Doubted i; His Reception?Apparently, Etc., Etc. q "All Js over between us!" she cried, s But quick she discovered her blunder; T A. giggle beneath the settee Soon showed there was still something under. ?Judge. Its Only Flaw. , "That story would be good if it were 1 not for one thing." , "What is that?" , "It isn't."?Chicago Post. - ? 1 Apparently. ^ She?"It is wonderful how these 1 stories travel." ? He?"Yes, indeed! I think Dame * Rumor must ride a wheel."?Puck. ? Progress. I She?"Isn't it wonderful how the t use of electric fans has increased?" < He?"Yes, indeed! They are used s for all purposes except flirting."? 1 Puck. Ought to Be Reversed. TV?,11aw Wn??r?ai? csqttd i IjLllU ieS -L/UUICJT MDIIIOI UUJ u ?u?. j gum-chewing is a remedy for grief." "It would be better if grief were a remedy for gum-chewing."?Chicago Record. 3 Exactly So. Eackett?"The old man fired me out J Df the house day before yesterday and again to-day." Hackett?"Then yesterday you were between two fires."?Judge. * Harmonious. Jabbers?"Why have you and Mer- ! riman quarreled?" Havers?"Oh, he's such a perfect iss!" "Then I should think you'd get along all right."?Life. t Its U?e? Teacher?"What do you know about ' a kangaroo?" Boy?"It has a pouch.** Teacher?"What does it do with it?" Boy?"When it is hunted it gets Inside."?Pick-Me-Up. A Vanished Delight. "Little Dick has cried ever since we came home from the seashore." "What ails him?" "He had some sand between his toes that he wanted to bring home, and he lost it."?Chicago Record. Susceptible Masculines. "Before a man is thirty he falls in love with every pretty girl he looks at." "Yes? And after he is thirty he falls in love with every pretty girl who looks at him."?Chicago Record. i ' Doubted His Reception. His Friend?"Why don't you go right in and ask the old man for her to-night?" The College Sprinter?"L can t tonight. I haven't got on my running trousers."?Cincinnati Enquirer. Mean Thing. Miss Chatter?"I knew you would be here to-day to see sister." Mr. Cudler (Interrog.) ? "Intuition?" Miss Chatter?"No?observation. Ton always appear on the same day that Ethel refuses onions at dinner." ?Judge. Knew He Was an Artist. Miss Lakeside (of Chicago)?"The gentleman you just bowed to is an artist, isn't he?" Mis3 Gotham?"Yes, ? great artist. You divined his profession from his finely chiseled features, I presume." j Miss Lakeside?"No, 1 smelled the ; turpentine."?New York Weekly. At His Mercy. Pease?"I had an awful time at the dentist's.'" Hubbard?"Worse than you expected?" Pease?"I should say so. He put 3ome of his confounded instruments in my mouth so' that I couldn't talk back, and then he told me that his wheel svas better than mine."?Puck. ' I Utter Ingratitude. "Madam," said. Meandering Mike, "have ye another pie like de wan ye gimme yestiddy?" "Are you hungry?" "Yes'm. But dat ain't why I want le pie. Dere's a felly down de road lat has punctured his bicycle tire, and I t'ought I'd get 'im a piece o' 3at crust fur a patch."?Washington Star. No Monotony. According to the statement of the ten-year-old daughter of a Massachu- j jetts . clergyman, there are ways of naking an old sermon seem almost ae\v. "Molly," said one of the friends of ;his young critic, "does your father jver preach the same sermon twice?" "I think perhaps he does," returned Molly, cautiously, "but I think je talks loud and soft in different " places the second time, so it doesn't I sound the same at all."?Youth's Comjanion. ? A Left Him in Doubt. He was in doubt. He didn't know s whether he should be angry or pleased, % md a great deal depended upon it. P They were sitting on the sofa to- ? jether, and once, when the conversa- :ion seemed to drag a little, he had f luggested: " "Don't you think it is rather close ,o-night?" | "It might be closer," she replied. It was a terrible predicament in vhicli to place a man who was anx- | ??" rnnl.-o tliA nf his nntinr- ! unities. Should he take advantage >f what seemed an invitation to get a I ittle nearer to her or should he be aj tngry at being termed an "it"??Chi- c :ago Record. t, ai The Loud of an Oyster Sloop. I |c An oyster sloop can carry as many i m ^ 125,000 oysters a trip, though few i u' re loaded beyond the fifty-thousand \ w uark. The sloopmen get about S3.50 I J*1 , thousaud for the small oysters and 1 ,n 16.50 for the lorge. A boatload would j ^ hus come to about S100 at the most, pi )ne hundred and fifty large oysters ! vr ill a bushel basket. There are 250 j J" mall ones in a bushel. I \ Pet Spaniel Saves Its Mistress. Through the devotion of a pet co r-apaniel its little mistress was sa^ rom death by drowning at AlexanJ Jay, N. Y. While Mary O'Leary, ve-year-old daughter of one of isitors. -wns nlavimz with her spai n a clock she lost her balance and : nto the water. Her faithful pet nee sprang after her, and had aim ucceeded in carrying her to sh /hen help arrived. Queer Things About Steel Shtpg. A qiueer thing has been discovei n connection with the big steel cai hips built recently in the Gr jakes. The John Scott Russell, af >eing loaded a few days ago, sank ore she had gone a mile from her pi !t was found that many rivets w nissing from her bottom and sid md investigation showed that tl ? ~ '"J nknADAfl 1-VTT !"? A O + Vrtirtl 1UU UCCU 9UCU1CU vii tJJ IIUO ouaiuj md grinding of her steel plates caui )y her pitching when she was n ling light. It is believed now t: he total loss three years ago of 1 }ilcher and Western Reserve, b( iteel ships of the latest type, was i ;o the same fault. WE(jLECr % Plain Words From Mrs. Pink Dunmore, That O Women i If yon were drowning and frien< refused it, you would be committinj Yet that is precisely what worn ilmost dead with misery, yet refuse Commenc Compound. been cured by it. Keep your bow and if you want further advice, w ing freely all your symptoms?si the very best advice. She has g suffering justlike yourself, many of i cian. Her marvelous Vegetable many thousands of women. It c: respectable drug store. Mrs. Charles Dunjioee, 102 Frer Hill, Somerville, Mass., says: "I wai night; my doctor did not seem to h< not seem to find any relief until 11 ham's Vegetable Compound. I ha the womb, a bearing-down pain, ; badly. The pain was so intense tha night. I took Lydia E. Pinkham's' and am now all right. Before thi was a great mistake, for the relief am so thankful to be relieved of m thing terrible. I am, indeed, very dies have done me." Get Out \ Colui Then take a cold bath will do you lots of g< Columbia a bit. 1897 C ^ GET THE G Walter B, & . Break 1^1 ^osta ^esa llUjy^ (E?UblI?bed 1780.) 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As this material can er. be had more cheaply than the Scan ere tlmavian, tne price 01 paper may oe es> reduced by the process. ing A statute mile is 5280 feet long, an sed English nautical mile 6080 feet, an in- American nautical mile 6080.27. The bat nautical mile, theoretically, is one* the sixtieth part of a degree of a great cir? ' , Dth cle of the earth; but the great circle of lue course is variable, as the earth is not ' M a perfect sphere. r IS SUICIDE, ham, Corroborated by Mrs. Charles ught to Bring Suffering x> Their Senses. ily hands shoved a plank to you, and you j suicide 1 ien are doing if they go about their homes to grasp the kindly hand held out to theml I to go day alter aay witn mat ami, conpain in' the region of the womb and that ng heat and tenderness of the abdomen, which make the weight of your clothes an almost intolerable burden to you. It is not natural to suffer so in merely emptying the bladder. Does not that special form of suf, fering tell you that there is inflammation 3 somewhere? ,11 I tell you what it is? 9 inflammation of the wombl 1 on, polypus, or tumor, or cancer will set in. e the use of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Thousands of women in this condition have els open with Mrs. Pinkham's Livefc Pills, rite to Mrs. Pinkham at Lynn, Mass., stattie stands ready and willing to give yon iven the helping hand to thousands '-jp whom lived miles away from a physi* Compound has cured an be found at any s in pain day and ;lp me. could J inflommoflATI A# Ikasrsss I ,t I could not sleep at ' ^-caSi ^ Vegetable Compound for eight |*Vy months, it I took morphine pills for my pain; that was only momentary and the effect Tile. I y sufferings, for the pains I had were some* grateful for the good Mrs. Pinkham'a reme* 'our nbia and take a ten-mile run. i and a good rub down. It . Dod and it won't hurt your nlumbms If WARD OF THE WORLD. 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