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1 V-T V 1? King of Slum'ii Decorations. N The King of Siam carries back witli ^ him the gTand cross of the Order of L 61 Andrew of Russia, St. Stephen of ^juJIungary, Saints Maurice and Lazarus and the Annunciation of Italy, the Elephant of Denmark, the Black Eagle oi rrussia, ine Jjion 01 tne neiuerlands, Charles m of Spain, the Conception of Portugal and St. Savior of . ' Greece. Of minor orderB his insignia would|Ioad a Bangkok mule. But His Majesty kicked furiously because he was not decorated with the Order of the Garter in England, f _________________________________ French Village Mail* One of the latest horseless carriages in France is adjusted to take the place of engines on steam railway tracks for the delivery of mail late at night in email villages, which is required by the Gpvernment. The railroads find their use an economio advantage. Deep-Sea Diving. ' A record in British deep-sea diving was created on the Clyde, when Diver Walker descended 136 feet, and was under water for forty minutes. Slaughter on the Balls. On the average sis thousand persons are killed on the railways of this oountry every year, and upward 01 thirty thousand injured. Hundreds of employes are killed and thousands injured every year while engaged in ooupling or uncoupling freight cars. / The law of 1893 demanded that the roads should equip their cars with automatio couplers and air brakes. After all these years much more than half the freight cars remain without 1 even automatio couplers, and fewer still are fitted with the brake. John - K. Cowen appeared before the Interto State Commerce Commission and reIt - auested that the time within which the roads mast comply -with the law be extended for five years. This looks like asking permission to kill or maim a hundred thousand persons in order that derelict roads may wear out their old equipment without the - expense of fitting it with the required safety appliances.?New York Herald. The Chinese Treaty Ports. The best indication of th^ increase of foreign trade with China is found in the mercantile conditions of what are known -as the "Treaty Ports." In these treaty ports there are 672 foreign firms, and there has been an increase of sixty-nine firms during the past two years. Of the total, 363 are British, thus showing that the businofea tWfiA nnrts is still larcrelv in the hands of the English. But while the English firms have increased only by two daring the last two years, the Americans have increased by nine and < the, Germans by seven. There have also been fifty-seven new Japanese firms established in these ports, bat French, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian are all on the decline. The total foreign population of the ^ treaty ports is 10,855, which is an increase of about 1000 during the two fy]? years. J A Closed Incident. /f-" . So Captain Leonard A. Lovering, the officer at Fort Sheridan who kicked and prodded with his sword an ob1 etinate private soldier, is to be "rep^-vjTmanded." The penalty, to a civ' ilian, seems rather mild, all things 1 . ? considered, but in reality it is by no means a light one, and the ends of justioe will probably be met. An official reprimand is not easy to bear when directed at a man of bigh spirit, s to whom reputation is a-matter of immense consequence. Captain Lovering has had his lesson. It is not ' likely that he will offend again, and as no doabt he is a good soldier, the in, cident may be regarded as satisfactorily olosed.?New Yor? Times. B?*t and Relief. A piece of machinery run by steam and overworked will become cranky, creaky, and oat of gear, owing to some expansion of metal from heat and friction. Stop its work, rub and brighten and let It rest. In a Short while it will be restored and will eon smoothly. The human system is a machine. Too much work and worry are thrown upon It; too much of the heat of , daily oares; too much of the steam of daily hnalnA?n. The nerves become crankv: thev . 'ore restless, sleepless and twitchy, and a neuralgic condition sets in. Pain throws the machine ont of gear and it needs rest and treatment to strengthen and restore. LJacobs Oil Is the one remedy of all peculy adapted to a prompt and sure core. Bo many have so freely testified from experience and ase to its efficacy in the care of neuralgia that it passes without saying that It rarely cures. It will be a gracious i' surprise to many after the free nse of it to find how easily pain, cares and worry may be lifted, ana how smoothly the human machine goes on. Eighteen Grandsons u Pallbearer*. Eighteen grandsons of the late William * Belt, of Baltimore, Md., bore his body to the grave a few days ago. No hearse or earriages were used. L There is more Catarrh in this section of the P country than all other diseases put together, g and until the last few years was supposed to be I incurable. For a great many years doctors I pronounced it a local disease and prescribed iOV&i rwaeuiop. auu UJ WUOMUUJ AMMUB W care with local treatment, pronounced it incurable. Science has proven catarrh to be a constitutional disease and therefore requires constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney <fe Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitutional cure on the market It is taken internally in doses from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. It acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. They offer one hundred dollars for any case It falls to cure. Send for oirculars and testimonials. Address F.J. Cheney& Co.,Toledo, O. , Sold by Druggists, 76c. Hall's Family Pills are the best. Fits permanently cured. No fits or nervousness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. $2 trial bottle and treatise free Dr. R* H. Kltkk. Ltd.. 931 Arch St..Phlla.,Pa. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children Iteething, softens the gums, reduces inflammation, allays pain, cures wind colic, 26c.a bottle. We have not been without Piso's Cure foi Consumption for 20 years.?Lizzie Ferrel, Camp St.. Harrisburg, Pa., May 4,1694. A healthful clearness is acquired by the sallow skin washed with Glenn's Sulphur Soap, Hill's Hair&Whisker Dye, black or Drown,50c. Was Nervous Troubled with Her StomachCould Not Sleep?Hood's Cured. "About a year ago I was troubled with my stomach and could not eat. I was I nervous and could not sleep at night. I A grew very thin. I began taking Hood's U fflarsaparilla and am now well ana strong, PjAQd 0W8 II Oil 10 nyuu ? ougapaiuia. iMaby Petebs. 90 South Union Street, JBoehester, N. Y. Remember iHood's Sarsaparilla b [Is the best?The One True Blood PurifierI 'Hood's Pills are the favorate cathartic. I JM UpaiVA MONEY TALKS : *20 win t* F |HL|| m liwiltd 70a daily ?i home, lie Cu< TlVtll w 'Mint. L'?o Km. Cc., CloclnD4!l, a |GOOD ROADS NOTES. 1 /1\/T\/1\/Tn/i\/K/(n/1\/1\/i\/1n/I\- *V/1viV/i\/r\/1vi\/.\/1\/l\/1\/l\/i\ Toll Gates in New York. Tho agitati on in favor of better and cleaner highways has aroused a public sentiment that is not likely to be I satisfied until the roads are everyj where both good and free. A lawyer ! in Albany, N. Y., writes as follows to a local paper: "By common consent the toll gates and toll bridges which surround Albany are voted a public nuisance that should be abolished forthwith. Their tolerance does not argue well for the intelligence or morals of the community. That they have been tolerated for an hundred years in the past does ' in/ii'rto+a fKot thflv mnst.neeessarilv LXKJV 1U\UVWVW vumv w be tolerated for another hundred years to come. Some time or other, and that in the near future, these relics of barbarism will be prohibited forever. There will never be a time more favorable to begin the preliminary proceedings than the time being. I am aware that the toll gate nuisanoe is pretty well entrenohed in law; or the the forms of law, but I deny that they have, in justice, any right to legal existenoe. I am also well aware that any bill designed to abolish them will meet with the desperate, sordid opposition of those who claim to be endowed with so-called 'vested rights,' to wit, a perpetual right to plunder the public until the end of time. "Take, as an instance in point, the old wooden bridge at Waterford. That massive structure was built by a cor poration, chartered in 18U3, tne oor| porate life of which was limited I originally by statute to seventy-five years, after which the bridge, with all its appurtenances, was to become a free public highway, owned by the people of the State of New York. Many years prior to the year 1878, with the usual disregard to the rights of the people, that manifestly wise and just provision of the charter was repealed, and, consequently, this useful and substantial structure, the builders of which were amply repaid for their investment, is now 'owned' by a close corporation who render no useful and necessary service to the people of the commonwealth, yet who admit that they divide, annually, a dear net profit in cash of $8000. "It is, perhaps, more than probable ! .V A xn- ? i._ll max i Lit) eoriiiugt), ur iun uumwuviu, [ from this bridge are sufficient for additional profits at least equal to that I amount, which may be divided each year in the form of liberal salaries to the officers, but there is no informa' tion accessible to the put lie on that point. I have been informed, however, that not infrequently the toll Collected from those who have occasion to cross the bridge amounts to nearly or quite five hundred dollars within a single twenty-four hours." California "Goodroads" League. Out on the Pacifio coast they write the name of their new association in one word, as they say that they have plenty of "roads, "but few "goodroads." I For ten years they have had educa| tional talk and unsatisfactory legislation. Two years ago a Bureau oi Highways was created to visit all the counties and collect data and statistics on road matters, with a view to preparing suitable road legislation in 1897. As a result of their report, three bills were framed, one creating a Department of Highways, anothei defining its duties, and a third providing a special tax for the work of the department. The Governor signed the first and vetoed the others, thus creating a department without duties tc perform and perfectly useless. The "Goodroads" League was therefore formed to cultivate good roads senti' ment, disseminate information anc secure such legislative and exeoutive action as will ensure good roads to the State. It is proposed to form associa tions in every county to affiliate watt the' State association. Government Road Work. _ Daring the past year the Bureau oi Koad Inquiry of the Agricultural Department has devoted most of its at tention to practical work, but has beer limited by the fact that no money it provided by Congress for actual roadbuilding. What has oeen done hat been by meanB of contributions from those interested, the Bureau simply superintending and controling the work. Under these oircumstance 8 the Government should not be blbmed foi the location of the sample pieces oi road that have been built. So far thej are five in number, and are at New Brunswick, N. J.; Geneva, N. Y.: Kingston, E. L; Warren, Penn., and Ithaoa. N. T. General Stone thinkt that, if the manufacturers remain willin or fnrninh the mafihinerv free, an expenditure not exceeding $500 bj the Government for each locality woulc call forth enough subscriptions tc build from $2000 to $10,000 worth oi road at most of the 116 agricultura colleges and experiment stations. How Road Repairs Are Made. A sample of wasteful and extrava gant road work was lately noticed bj the Government Road Commissioner* in a Canadian town. For seventy-fiv< years broken stone and gravel ha( been placed on one street until tlier< is a depth of from two to three feet o: stone. The money spent on it was sufficient to pave all the streets in towi with asphalt, brick or other good ma terial. A Practical Lesson. Towns in South Carolina locatec near to the State line and not far fron Charlotte, N. C., have lost much trad* of late, as the farmers prefer to hau over the good roads into another Stat< in preference to using the poor roadi of their own State. This experienci has been instrumental in inaugurating a movement for good roads in Soutl Carolina. Items of Interest. Neglect ruins the best roads; ue< nnltr woora t.llAIYI Each rod in width adds to the roac two acres per mile. Poor highways are incompatible with the public welfare. Keep the roads clean and the attention thus called to them will soon re suit in their being still further improved. Facilities for easy travel and foi hauling freight long distances are amply provided for by the railway, W? now want equally go od facility for short-distance travel on the com-1 mon roads. Pnhlin nninion is all DOWOrfnl. When free roads are demanded by the people, means to make them all free will readily be found. A legislative committee in Connecticut is giving hearings on the subject of bonding the State for money with which to build good roads; to give it authority, or at least veto power, in the choice of roads to be improved; to develop continuous lines of well-made highway, and to make roadbuilding easy for small, poor towns. A RHETORICAL MUSEUM. Unique Collection of Exercise* to Determine the Proffreis of Fapils. F. N. Scott, Junior Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Michigan, has commenced a collection certainly unique, and possibly of great future value. He calls it a "museum of student composition," and intends to embody in it specimen exercise? written at stated intervals by children in the schools of this and other countries. The compositions eo gathered 1 together he believes will make it possible to determine with reasonable accuracy the stages of growth of a young person's faculty of expression and to trace a law of normal development bo that in individual oases it can be ascertained whether the pupil's power is up to the average or whether special oro T>OA/lad atbCJLllliUU auu xuov1 uvmvu m?v mvv?v%?. To carry out his idea Professor Scott 1 has issued a circular to those interested 1 in educational matters in most of the large cities of the country, and in Ohicago has arranged with Professor Nightingale, Superintendent of High 1 Schools, to obtain sets of exercises from all the high schools of the oity. 1 The plan limits the writing of exer1 cises in this country to high-school pupils, and sets six subjeots for composition, with stated times for writing each. The exercises are to be written 1 in the school room within a period of one hour, no revision is to be allowed and other precautions are taken to 1 make the series a fair test of the power of expression. Only those who entered school during September, 1897, are to 1 write, and the compositions only of 1 those who complete the four years' course and write all the exeroises will ' be preserved. In this way Professor Soott believes it will be possible to secure material for an exact comparison. The subjects for this year are such as are easily within the. grasp of the first year high-school pupil, but allow full play to the pupil's power of expression?the writing of a letter to a ' friend giving an account of some thing that happened during the summer; a short story on the lines of a plot given; a description of some person known to the writer; an explanation of a certain quotation to a person younger than the writer in such terms as can be easily understood, and a composition persuading a "boy or girl 1 of the pupil's own age to read a book which the pupil has lately read and ! liked. Subsequently the circular will be sent to the various foreign countries. , ?The Pathfinder. 1 Bened Without Wordj. A dear old clergyman once ex' changed pnlpits with a younger broth1 er minister well known for his aggressiveness. Speaking to him be[ fore service, -the resident pastor told his substitute that the window be' hind the pulpit was broken, but re* quested the latter to say nothing about * it, as he had spoken several times ' without effect. He added that the > hymn books wore badly torn, and 5 finished by saying, in an apologetic tone, that "he didn't dupoysethe peo pie could afford new ones." L The young minister promised to re> frain from making any remarks upon ! these matters. After beginning ser* vice he found the draught from the 1 window unendurable. He quietly took his overcoat and stuffed it through the broken glass. The deacons became vArv nneasv. inwardlv resolving to | remedy this at the earliest possible moment. When he announced the second hymn he found tha last two stanzas missing. He read what ho had, then said to the congregation: "These are all the verseB in my book; if there are any moreinyourp you may sing them." Needless to say, the window was mended and new hymnals provided before the next Sabbath.?Vogue. Moral Geography. The largest river is Time. The deepest ocean is Death. The highest mountain is called Suc' cess. 1 The most highly civilized country is ' To-day. ' The region where no man hath ever ' set foot is called To-morrow. I The region where no living thing I hath habitation is called Yesterday. c* Few reaoh the top, save those who I watch sharply for the passing of the spirit of the mountain, Opportunity, who carries upward all those that seize hold upon him. r The greatest desert is called Life, } and it hath many oaBes. These ara i called Hope and Ambition and Love I and Charity and Home; and of them 3 all the last is the most beautiful. BeP sides these are many others, smaller ( in extent, whence the traveler obtaineth refreshments during the jweary JUUi UOJ Li-Li. UU^U IUO. Matches of the Future. There is a prospect of the wooden I match industry being appreciably afi fected by a new invention for manu3 facturing matches of paper, as the 1 best -wood for this purpose is con; stantly growing scarcer and more 3 costly. The new matches are con3 siderably cheaper than the wooden j product, and weigh much less, which i counts for much in exportation. The sticks of the new matches consist of rolled paper immersed in a solution of wax, stearine and similar sub5 stances. I A Duke's Endowment. On the occasion of the wedding oi the Duchess of Teck to her handsome 5 but impeounious husband,her brother, the Duke of Cambridge, gave vent to ' his unfortunate habit of thinking aloud. When the Duke of Teck sol emnly pledged himself with all hie worldly goods to endow the bride, the Duke of Ca nbridge marred the sol> emnity of the occasion by exclaiming , quite audibly: "Well, by Jove! And 3 Wales gave him his shirts!"?Orypt. f.w Cellar Wintering. Bees may be successfully wintered ^ In cellars, if properly managed, bnt ^ it takes care and experience in most ^ cases to make a sure success of it. A tl cellar used for bees should be for bees alone and not for other purposes,from & the faot that a cellar that oontained S( decayed fruits and vegetables would g not be as healthy for bees, besides g frequent visits to the oellar would an- a ii.. i J ?? u xj uuy wit? ueeO UUU luaj lODUiu xjll Uioag I] ter to them. A part of a cellar that ^ is securely partitioned off exclusively a to itself might answer, if proper pre- t< caution iB always taken on entering it, & or doing any work in it while the fcees are there.?Agricultural Epitomist, y c Cat Straw on the Floor. ^ It is well to again call attention to ^ the importance of using cut straw on ^ the poultry-house floor after cold weather begins, as it serves to keep ^ the house warm. Leaves are also ex- ^ cellent, but the supply is soon ex- ^ hausted. It is important to cut the straw Bhort. If only one inch in ^ length, all the better, and use it liberally, spreading it on the floor to a ? depth of two or three inches. When feeding whole grain to the hens scatter the grains in the cut straw, and do ^ the same with millet-seed. The hens ^ will be induced to scratch, which will ^ be beneficial to them, promote the ap- f n n 1 in W petite ana inauoe laying.?x arm News. Influence of StocJc on Scion. ^ The Aoademy of Science, Paris, France, sends out a report of the effect a of the stook on the soion in the oase of ^ two pear trees, fifteen years old, which a had grown side by side in a garden where they were apparently subject to ^ the same conditions, with the excep- ^ tion of the stocks into which they ^ were grafted. The variety was the ' Triomphe de Jodoigne, and one was a grafted upon a seeding pear, the other 8 upon a quince: Each tree bore about 300 fruits each year, and for three 8 years the fruits when mature were col- c lected, compared and analyzed. The c color of the fruits was very different, ^ those upon the pear stock (being green 8 and those on the quince stock golden 8 yellow, .with a decided rose blush on C the side toward the sun.. a Ten fruits from the quince stock averaged to weigh 406 grams, against 280 grams on the pear stook. Both fruit and fruit juice on the quince stock had greater density, and it alsp ? exceeded that on the pear stock in acidity and in content3 of sugar. The li sugar was in the proportion of eleven kilogrammes of the quince stock to ? seven on the pear stock. These observations were in the main ^ confirmed by others made some years a ago on Winter Doyenne scions on seeding pear and quince stook.?Bos- .. aw PnlfitrofA* Onr Farm Homes. , ^ Our farm homes have not yet been readjusted to modern ideas, modern I conveniences and modern necessities, J says a writer in Voice. This change r has taken place in town life; and so left the farm house far in the rear, o Attempts at readjustment have almost a invariably b^en erroneous, if not fool- n ish. For instance, there has been an effort to recreate rural architecture, ^ but it has not been in the way of ^ creating a distinctive farmhouse, ^ adapted to those needs whioh have ~ grown up around and with country life. All about the oountry our new ^ farmhouses, for the most part, are .. poor imitations of city houses. Some- ? times they are nothing more than oity houses, built far away from the need 8 of any such building. A little thought will show to any farmer that such a house is exactly what he does not 0 need. The city house is lifted higii ^ up into the air from necessity, with 11 little consideration for outlook, but with a good deal of consideration for r neighboring houses. It is built to be t adjusted to city waterworks and gas v and paved streets. All these ' the v country dweller does not have. i The country house, on the contrary, should be adjusted to entirely differ- ? ent needs. It should he broad, and f not high; it should be surrounded by f, verandas, alcoves, porches, and all D other possible outlooks. It should, in fc other words, be adjusted to land and landscape. It should have three things about it?first of all, plenty of ^ room, second, plenty of trees and c vines, and third, plenty of water. The ^ farmer, in building a house, should j, provide for these three things or consider his home a failure. We may now add one more point that modern ? invention at last is making it possible 11 for us to secure. I mean that the 8 country house should be built for bo- J ciety. The rural telephone service is * easily adjustable to farm houses, so as ^ to break up their isolation, and bind X At A - - _! li#- VI Ciiem logemer iuiu a eouiai iiie miijr " as pleasant as that enjoyed by the in- F habitants of town. The cost of snch t service is insignificant, and the resnlt a is the abolition of that isolation which s has rendered farm life of late almost b intolerable. About six farm houses may thus be bound together so as to fi enjoy the most familiar intercourse ii and be able to call upon each other for a assistance in time of need. This new t farm grouping is rapidly taking place, ti and it seems not improbable that by l 1900 will have fairly covered the whole country. AT. nalmilnw " "" e As a rule, with any kind of setting ^ now practiced, the cream will all be p at the top as soon as the temperature g stops falling. It will, if the tempera- 0 ture is run down to forty-five degrees p or below. The more rapid the cool- f, ing the more rapid the separation. It f( is not well to go below freezing. ti It is best to remove the cream while the milk is sweet, so that the milk can be fed sweet to the pigs or calves. No good dairyman favors let- h finer thfl milk more than sliffhtlv be- a gin to change before skimming. To g let the milk lopper is positively bad, s as it renders it impossible to remove o the cream without taking too much p I caseous matter with it. When cream v* % i added, thoroughly stir and mix it ith the mass. Add no cream for! reive hours before churning, as it ill not ripen and churn, and will lerefore remain in the buttermilk. The cream should be churned as aon as it beoomes slightly acid. If : t_ j iL.* 11. I. - juriug goes ueyuiiu uim, wis auiu ueins to out and waste the butter fats, ome, however, let the cream go bo far b to even lopper. This gives a posiive lactic-acid flavor to the butter, rhich many like, .while the extra mount of caseine retained in the butit makes up in weight for the loss of ome of the finer fats. It was claimed by' the elder roelcker, chemist of the Boyal. Agri ltural Society of England, and by tie late Professor L. B. Arnold, that tie 'finest-flavored and longest-keepig butter is churned from sweet ream and is free from caseous matter; rhile some claim that such butter is lsipid in flavor and does not keep rell But sweep cream must be ripened y oxidizing before ohurning, and ex erxmenters say tnat it must oe burned at a lower temperature than our cream in order to seoure the best ield. .The best temperature in rhioh to ripen cream is about sixty agrees. It should be kept oool, not elow forty degrees, and the temperaore be slowly raised to the desired oint of ripening and churning. The oxidation requires shallow seting or Bome other method of expostig the cream to the atmosphere. In 11 deep setting, souring -the cream ecomes necessary to develop flavor, s the oxidation is only partial. The natural butter flavor, developed y oxidation,, is milder than, tho actic-acid developed by eounng. lenoe it is that many consumers preer the latter, which they are naed to, s nearly all the butter is made from our cream. The contradictory opinions in re;ard to sweet-cream butter appear to ome from different ways in which the ream is handled, only a few knowing iow to do it. But if one only makes ;ood sweet-cream butter it demontrates the fact that it can be done.? /olonel T. D. Onrtia, in Farm, Field ,nd Fireside. ' > Farm and Garden Notes. Fowls do not wear overcoats. Only a little oraok or nail-hole? >ut? Only a small head roosting near said ittle crack or nail-hole?but? Only a little cold contracted from he little draught?but? It's roup. Olear, cold water is a great thing in utter making, but hot water is quite s essential. Better cover the sides and roof of he poultry house with tarred (01 ther) roofing paper, then there will >e no cracks. Don't let the animals become pdoi ?y trying to winter them too cheaply, "udioious feeding and care the year ound is what we are after. .Always use paper on the "outside" f the house first, and then line the inide if thought necessary. It will be lecessary for very cold climates. The pigs will, if given the opporunity, do muoh cleaning where hreshing was done out doors; so will kr\ svVtt/tlrnna InaiiiT>rr LLC VUiUAVUO) auu TT1IIUUUV WAV round up so muoh. Let those who are building up theii locks and herds not neglect to head bem with the best animals obtainable, 'hese oan be bought right, while crubs are dear at any price. When it comes to quality, there ie ar less difference in the best butter lade by deep and shallow setting and y centrifugal separating than dairyaen were formerly led to suppose. A ton of butter taken from the farm emoves scarcely any fertility, while a on of wheat removes about $8.50 rorth and a ton of corn about $5 rorth. Surely, the dairy farm should uiprovo. Men who have made great records q any department of live stock, have irst learned how to handle the stock or Best results and then got the anicials that were built for that kind of msiness. All that a farmer has to do to inugurate a system of improvement in is poultry is to kill off every scrub ock and replace them with thoroughbreds; next season they will be half ireeds, a long step ahead. If a young man is thinking of being breeder of any improved breeds of ive stock, and he has not learned of a uccessful father, he better put in a ear for some man who has mastered be business, rather than start without bat experience. Compared with well-rotted barn mature, there are 48.60 pounds of phoshoric acid in hen manure to six in am manure, forty-one pounds of potsh to ten in barn manure. The analyis is based on a ton each of hen and iarn-yard manures. There is no good reason why the amily flock of poultry on every farm a the land should not be graded up to high quality by crossing with pure red males; at this season of the year bousands of pure bred cockerels are 9r sale at reasonable figures. Evnporated Onion?. A company at Bath, engaged in t>.e vaporating business, has successfully iscovered a process of evaporating otatoes and onions, and can reduce oods into one-tenth the space they riginally filled. The evaporating rocess for onions is highly successal, and a carload will be made ready or the Yukon market.?London (Onario) Advertiser. Spain's Substitute For Telephones. *r? n??t iL. Jin opam, wuere tus tciopuuuc 10 irgely used in place of the telegraph, n ingenious application of the phonoraph to record the telephonic mesftges has been made. The receiving perator repeats the message into a lionograph, from which it can afterrard be transcribed at leisure. i . --:vi Paatear's Forgretfulneia. The late Dr. Pasteur was as absentminded as Edison. Even on the morning of his marriage he forgot all about the approaching ceremony and went off to his laboratory. The bride and the attendants went to the ohurch, bat oo Pastenr tnrned up. A search was instituted and Pasteur was found deep in chemical experiments and utterly oblivious of the fact that he was to be made a benedict that day.?Philadelphia Record. He Baved Hli Hat. At Scotch weddings some yearsago it used to be the custom to batter the bat of the bridegroom as he was leaving the house in which the ceremony took place. On . one of those .occasions a newly married couple (relatives of the bridegroom) determined to carry out the observance of this custom to the letter., The bridegroom heard them discussing their plans and dispatched a messenger to the carriage, which was waiting, with his hat some time previous to. his departure. Then, donning the hat of a male relative who had ploted against him, he prepared to go out to the carriage. , No sooner had he got to the door than his bat was furiously assaulted and almost destroyed. He walked out of the house amid the laughter of the bystanders and entered the vehicle; then taking his battered hat from his head he threw it into the bands of its proper owner, exclaiming: "Hey, Mr. Dougall, there's your hat," and donned his own, amid the cheers of all present. Mr. Dougall was the onhappiest looking man in Scotland for some time after that.?London Telegraph. The Walking Flab. Becently very remarkable fish have been captured is this country, found many thousands of miles from their native seas. One was caught on the Pacific coast the other day near Betterton. C. O. Warner, of Philadelphia, caught the curiosity which turned out to be a native of the Indian Ocean, and which is known the world over as the walking fish, so oalled because it really does have feet which it uses as a mode of locomotion. As a matter of fact, the walking fish is a ghoulish-appearing thing, for the little claw legs which are seen, two on each side of the creature, are decidedly uncanny. I'.'.'.'.'.'.'.r 1 A Ay< 4 ' For asthma, bronchitis, crou no remedy so cure and so safe * This standard remedy for < 4 of the throat and lungs, is qp' price, 50c. t * i ] Che i Pect T T T gA A A A 1 A A A , A FORTUNE'=^1 THE COMSTOCK PREFERRED GO INCORPORATED. The largest fortunes have be?n made by small ii I bat SO cents to become it stockholder In one of the li stockholders of this company have set adde J,500.(XX 60 cent* per BLOCK OF 10 8HABES; and to induce q ditlonal shares as follows: To the first applicant frot each; 2d 100 purchaser* BOO shares each; Sd 100 purchi each: 5th 100 purchasers 76 shares each: 6th 100 pnrc each. EVEBY PEBSON WILL BECEIVE ATXEj > by post-mark on letter, so all stand equal chance for appears but once and In all papers same lssne. This anyone of which outfit to develop a BONANZA, and All mines have excellent showing of gold on surface ought to pay dividends In few months. Wortingef 60 CENTS ENTITLES YOU TO 10 8HABE8 AND A sent by return mail Stick 6 dimes to letter if larg? address plainly for record. Enouire of Seottfaty COM8TOCK PREFERRED GOLD-MINING INTO1 FOR INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL USE. CUBES AND PBEVENTH Colds, Couehs, Sore Throat, Influenza, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Swelling of the Joints, Lumbago, Inflammations, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Frostbites, Chilblains, Headache, Toothache, Asthma, DIFFICULT BREATHING. CUBES THE WOR8T PAINS in from one to twenty minutes. NOT ONE HOUR after reading this advertisement need anyone SUFFER WITH PAIN. Kadway'n Ready Relief la a Hare Care for Every Pain, Hprnlns, Braises, Pal us In the Back. Cnest or IJmbs. It wai the First and la the Only PAIN REMEDY That instantly stops the most excruciating pains, lia^at.tflairtninMnn And riireftCongestions,whether of tie Lungs. Stomach, Bowels or other'glands or organs, by one application. A half to a teaspoonfal in half a tumbler of water will In a few minutes cure Cramps, Spasms, Sour Stomach, Heartburn, Nervousness, Sleeplessness, Sick Headache. Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Colic, Flatulency and all Internal pains. There is not a remedial agent tn the world that will cure fever and ague and all other malarious bilious and other fevers, aidod by RADWAY'J< PILLS, so quickly as UAI)WAY'S) READY RELIEF. Fifty oentg per bottle. Mold by Druggists. RAD WAV h CO., U ELM ST., NEW YORK. 11 Cleanliness fs Mae Pride, mon Sense Did ^ A ? d JUST THE BOOK CONDENSED ENCYCLOPEDIA O treats upon about every subject under the su and will be sent, postpaid, for 50c. In stamps, p less ran across ref- MAI matters and things AN PnliT nnderetand and Hla II|| | I I will clear np for plete index, so that it mvj be rn Q ^ is a rich mine of valuable P* H H % Interesting manner, and is wBB times the small suns, of FIFTY CENTS *1 prove of Incalculable benefit to those whose e< will also be found of great value to those who bare acquired. BOOK PUBLISHING H For Insomnia. 1 A doctor who has tried it, says that if two or three dandelion leaves be chewed before going to bed they will . M induce sleep, no matter how nervous or worried the patient may be. ; One Problem She Can Solve. There is no woman in the land so bad an arithmetician that she could not i calculate how much her husband would save if he did not smoke.?Lon- - , don Figaro. How to Wuh With Care. Hard .water, - strong, lye, .or ..Inferior laundry soap are responsible for the yellow :.Jj| clothea seen in many households. To wash ^ properly, fill a tub nearly full of hot ; water, pat the white clothes in first, rub is with Ivory Soap, scald, rinse and starch. When dry, sprinkle and lold down.' fever ' / night and Iron carefully. Eliza B. Pabxxb. A NotcI Exhibit. The Kansas farmers will exhibit at the | Omaha Trans-Mlssisslppl Exposition a carload of canceled mortgages. i To Cure A Gold In One Day. Take Laxative Bromo Qnlolne Tablets. All .^V'; Druggists refund money If it falls to core. ISO, Oar Trade With. England. ' British Imports for the present year will . exceed the exports to Amerloa py $815,- . 000,000. , im Chew Star Tobacco?The Best. ' Smoke Sledge Cigarettes. How the Flnmr Nails Grow. V The nails of two finders never grow with the same degree of rapidity. The nail of the middle finger, grows with the greatest rapidity, and that of the thumb the least. It has been computed that the average growth of the finger nail is oqe. thirty-second of an inch perweek^ora little more than , .< an inch and a half per year. The growth, however, depends to a great extent upon the rate of nutrition, and , < |j during periods of sioknesa it is retarded. Authorities differ with regard to the equality of growth on both hands, some holding that the nails of the right hand grow faster than those of the left, but others can perceive no difference between them. According M to the rate of growth stated, the average time taken- for each finger nail to grow its full length is about four and a half months, and at this rate a woman of seventy would have renewed her finger nail one hundred and eighty-six times. ,'' f ? /r Y y y* ^ A . A A 4 ?a? A - ' af'c p, or whooping cough, there is \ as Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. roughs, colds, and all diseases * w put up ig fcatf sice bottles at 4 'J 'J V\J 'try \ oral. :: t f f t ww f V k A A A A SF0R50CTS. i n.mining CO.. of Snokane.Wash. 1 CAPITAL STOCK, 86*000*000.' , '!% investments In legitimate GOLD MINING. It ooeU irgest mining corporstlousln the North wtat Tb* < - '] ) shares of their stock to be sold (If eold quickly) at nick sales first purchasers will receive TBEE ad- ( n any Bute COOO saves. 1st 100 purchasers 1000 shares- W iseqs S6ti shares each; 4th 100 purohasers 100 shares ; baeert 60 shares each: 7th 100 purchasers ? share* UJT 10 SHABE8. The order of purchases decided large block*, regardless- of-residence. This noticecompany's Interests are in NIKE GOLD MTKKS. I If so, your stock will be worth from CI00 to *10.000. i and It is desired to immediately develop These mine*. mines paid for out of sales of treasury stock. EACH . CHANGE FOB LA8GE BLOCKS AB ABOVE. Stock % it amount send P. O. money oMIr. Writs name and of SUte or any Bank herepf our reeponsihilltT. CO- ggl ?622Roakery, Spoknx-, wJj?? - : - V.">A GENUINE BORAX _| worth treble Its boot. Full pound bars at all sorts of stores. U'Lget DRETDOPPEL SOAP. | DATENTS 15$s B#H | kl? I W gold. ^re A eel rotable. B INVENT improvements in tools. Implements, "> household articles, etc. Write F. 8. APPLEMAN, Patent Lawyer. Warder Bid#., Washlngton, P.O. Free circular and advice. Low fees. IMUC MTAD C, T Don't waste money inYEnTOnld! on Patent Agencies advertising " No patent no pay," Prizes, medals. great riches, etc. We do a regular patent brndness. r. Low feet. Advice free. Highest references. Write us. WATSON I?. COLEMAN, Solidtor of patents, P03 F. Htrect, Washington, P.O PENSION*, PATEN 18. CLAIMS. Jrt*. la lsst war, 15 adjudlcstloe attj. daoa CALIFORNIA MINERALS, V Shells Ferns, Cacti and Cnrloa. Send for list W. Q. WBiQHT. 446 F Street, Ban Bernardino, Cal. ADVERTISING g,gfcgg [2 Is tlma Sold by druggists. Iff nSpf'e HflA IflAnaclw Rnm. * vii t 0 nw iiviivsiji wvui afes the Use of DLIO 1 ; YOU WANTS" F UNIVER8AL KNOWLEDGE, ? it n. It contains 620 pages, profosoly illustrated. oatal note or silver. VTien reading 70a doubtffe an tm % erencos to many P11 f| D C ll I A wblch yon do not uLUl LulH which this book you. It boa a comgr referred to easily. Thla book 3 If Information, presented In an well worth to any one many licb we ask for it. A study of tbis book will location baa been neglected, while the volume cannot readily command the knowledge they IOUSE, 134 Leonard St.. N. Y. City* .. ,w.v , ;Jj -Akr- . W?W:^'^? ;* :! Vi>.